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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight and Friday Baseball Saturday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME so, NO. 136 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, EVENING, JULY 27, 1950 TWENTY-TWO PAGES TRUMAN CALLS CONTROLS UNNECESSARY Reds Hit Center of Line 2 Trying for Breakthrough U. S. Artillery Fire Concentrated Against Attackers By Rclman Morin Tokyo Korean Reds aim- ed a massive force at the center of American lines today apparent- ly trying for a decisive break through. Associated Press Correspondent William R. Moore reported three large columns were concentrating east of Yongdong in front of the U. S. First cavalry. A spokesman at General Mac- Arthur's headquarters in Tokyo said two of the Reds' three best divisions the Second and Third massed in that sector. From a forward post with the] First cavalry, Moore reported American artillery has opened a thundering bombardment of Com- munist infantry concentrations. The Air Force sent swarms of Jets and Mustangs over the area spewing rockets into Red lines and pouring fire into the advancing troops. Beat off Attack Fifteen miles northeast of Yong- dong at Maromyon, the 24th regi- mental combat team, the only Ne- gro combat unit identified in the Korean campaign, beat off a Com- munist attack late yesterday. j The combat team, attached to I the U. S. 25th division, is in the defense line that swings northeast- ward of Yongdong. To toe in the 200-mile bat- tlefront arc South Koreans attack- ed the Reds, At Hamchang they drove forward seven miles aided by American planes. On the east coast they advanced on Yongdok with land artillery and naval guns supporting them. Between the planes and South Koreans using bazookas, six en- emy tanks were knocked out in toe hot action, which may be toe pre- biggest battle of toe Korean war. SOUTH KOREA Js vr-'- Munqytuiq ft Allied Forces, open arrows, in the Yongdong-Kumchon-Ham- chang area (A) are resisting continued enemy pressure as North Korean forces, dark arrows, regroup apparently for a drive on Kum- chon. At Hamchang the Reds were pushed back seven miles. U. S. troops beat off an assault at Maromyon. In the south sector allied patrols have pushed Reds back to the vicinity of Hadong and have occupied Hamyang. Yongdok continued under heavy allied pressure. The broken line is the battle line. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) General Confident MacArthur Visits Korean Battlefront Tax Increase Will Get Back Part of Loss Postwar Cuts Cost Government Yearly By Charles Molony Tru- man's tax hike pro- posal is aimed at recouping less than half the 'ear revenue loss the government Igured it took on the two big post- war tax cuts. But it returns the tax course to ,he upward path followed with few exceptions over the last 20 years and, in general, since the starting days of the republic back in 1789. For instance, the ex- ;ra looms large against total fed- eral tax collections of all kinds in 932, the pit of the depression. The government's total tax take then was Federal receipts got above in 1938 for the first; ime in a peacetime year. World (Var I tax rates had brought in in 1920. Revenues Went Up World War II sent revenues soar-1 ng to a peak of in seal 1945, which covered the 12 months ended June 30, ictory in Europe, but before vic- ory in Japan. The a year tax raise ow proposed by President Truman s an addition to the revenue officially estimated ear- er would leave this year's total line below the 1945 lark. But Mr. Truman is slated o shoot for more taxes before this ear is over. Of the 23 major tax bills enacted met the attacking Reds, who aim' ed their attack at vital supply lines on the road to Pusan. U. S. supply port on the southeast coast 90 miles from Yongdong. There had been no report from the Hadong area in Red held southwest Korea, where fresh U. S. troops were described as ready to retake the city once it stops burning. Planes set it afire yester- day. A Communist radio broadcast from Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, claimed a 17. S. warship was sunk off Yosn, in southern Korea, by coastal batteries. The radio said the Reds captured Yosu and Sunchon on inflicting more ca: defenders of the two Bv D whitehead A U' S' Air Str'P in Korea-m-General MacArthur today made hjs second ise to Korean wartront and expressed cSmplete ,6 confidence "in ultimate victory." After conferring with his top commanders at Eighth Army head- quarters, the geneail warned, "We will have new heartaches and new -.setbacks." I he added, "I was never imore confident of my life than I am now." I The United Nations commander (returned to Tokyo tonight. I MacArthur's flight -from Tokyo to Korea was completely unheralded. He was accompanied only by a small, select group of his chief ad- visers. There was no advance word to the press as on his previous flight to the front on June 29. The secrecy vanished from to- day's trip when he stepped from his Senators Plan Sharp Watch on Black Markets m Senate Crime plane. He was wearing his familiar the south coast investigators promised today to and.suntan uniform. His corn isualties on the [a sharp lookout for any sign pipe was between his teeth. He i-o cities. (war-spawned black market opera- ouicklv recognized. Presidents Of Winona service clubs were on hand to welcome Governor and Mrs. Luther Young- dahl this noon at Hotel Winona for a joint luncheon meeting of the organizations with the governor. Shown above, left to right, are Governor Youngdahl; R. J. Williams, president of Kiwanis; Verdi E. Ellies, president of Rotary; Dan Trainor, president of Lions; Mrs. Youngdahl and William A. Lindquist, president of the Exchange club. Republican-Herald photo Sharp Step-Up In U. S. Air Force Ordered Chips Down in Korea, Youngdahl Declares in First of 4 Talks Here The Air Force! is increasing its strength, from 48 groups to 58 within 12 months am to 69 groups by January, 1953, Rep resentative Vinson (D.-Ga.) an> nounced today. The Air Force is beginning im- mediately to step up officers and men to a target of This is an increase of over its strength on June 30, said Vin- son, chairman of the House armed ito law in the last 22 years, committee. he two passed in 1945 (with Presi- The increase in group and per- ent Truman's approval) and insonel strength is made possible 948 (over his veto) have the Air allotment g-scale tax reductions. of of President Tru- The 1948 act, effective in the pring of that year, cost the gov- rriment revenue figured by Secre- ,ry of the Treasury Snyder at a year. The 1945 act, .ffective at 1946's start, cut off venue estimated at year. Individual income taxes, due for Continued on Page 11, Column 3) TAX INCREASE man's emergency additional budget request of House Group Shuns Wage, Price Freeze proposal to freeze all prices and wages, and to authorize rationing was defeated in the House banking committee to- day by one vote, 10 to 9. At a conference with his top D-v racketeers and criminal warned that shortages Korean fighting and erals in Korea, General MacAr-iSangs. thur. the United Nations com mander. discussed the looming jcausecl battle situation. "That we will aches and new ent in r I was victory life than I am now." Three North Korean an expanded military program are have new to "mcket monfiy" setbacks
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