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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers, Cooler Tonight; Much Cooler Thursday Want to Vote? Register Now at City Recorder's Office VOLUME 50, NO. 153 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 16, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES B-29 Saturation Raid Routs Reds Exhibits Moving Into Want For Opening of Fair Thursday More American Troops Nearby Wave of Pessimism Sweeps Country Since Korean War By Preston Grover Paris American officials in France are pressing Washing- ton for a solid promise of aid to jEurope in the form of U. S. troops j to build up badly sagging West] European spirits. j Their proposals are double-bar-j I One The United States should! deliver at once, or promise to denver quickly, at least five more' divisions on European soil. Two A commander, preferably American, should be appointed to unify present undirected efforts at rearmament. The same officials believe Bri- tain also should agree, now, to send more of its own divisions to Germany or northern France. The crisis in Korea has brought American position in France Taegu's Attack Troops Flee In Mass Panic Pounds Of Explosives Hit 26 Square Miles This Is The New municipal swimming poo! at Grand Forks, N. wonderful place for young and old to swim when the mercury gets in the 90's. Grand Forks is on the Red river but its polluted condition makes it unfit for swimming. Population of Grand Forks is Boy, Elderly Man Killed in Auto Mishaps in State By The Associated Press Bombed Area Like Giant Smudge Pot In a Fifth Air Force Plane Over By The Associated Press Ninety-eight B-29s dumped 750.000 pounds of explosives today on the area where North Ko- Communist troops were con- centrated for a knockout offensive i on Taegu. Observer pilots report- led some enemy units in panicky i flight ana others stunned and de- by the gigantic blow, Some of tiie enemy troops "running in all directions" from the flaming, smoking target larea after the Superfortresses, in (the first strike of this kind in their j history, saturated 26 square miles lot the buildup area with 875 (tons of bombs. Observer pilots rp- j ported some Reds deserting post- ilions east of !he Naktong and :Nac- iing back across it. I The saturation blow was the equivalent of rounds of Korea-oPl-A force "tillery fire. It Was per- r nf uic Livestock From Wnona County Moved Into New "Homes" for the remainder of the week as ani- mals were entered at the 41st annual Wlnona county fair at St. Charles today. Shown above are two 4-H club members unloading their calves at the grounds. Lois Erickson, member of the Nodine 4-H Ready Workers, is leading the Holsteln calf which was named grand champ at this year's Nodine Calf Show. At the right Roland Smith of the Pleasant Hill Busy Bees club brings his Holsteln bull calf down the ramp. His animal is being raised under a county purebred sire project and is ten months old. Entries began arriving early this morning and iviil continue throughout the day. The fair officially opens at S a. m. Thursday. Republican-Herald photo tioi in Korea has bj a wave of dismay at U. S. reverses. jauto accidents yesterday and last The French long have expectedIrught the strength of American arms especially the atom bomb to nd That's how !t ]ooks from a grandstand seat in this transport plane man were tolled 'n Minnesota lor as if the earth had parted in a sudden volcanic burst. TODAY- U. S. May Lose Gains In Korea By With the Joseph Vnited give them time to get well from the last war, and to rearm. French Lack Will to Fight Americans newly-arrived on this side of the Atlantic report that the Victims were David Madsen of Elk ls Jlow P- m- and the 6reat superforts have been coming from line position short of an atomic attack. The Superfortresses took off at River and Everett Johnson, about 80, run over by his own auto near! Hayfield. Madsen was preparing to close his stand about dusk when an auto driven by Al Johnson, 73, Zimmer- defeats in Korea have hardened American determination to rearm and if necessary, to be ready for man, MinnM plowed ]nto ,t. smash- a showdown with Russia. and killing the There has been no such reaction bnv TfP S St. By Al Olson Charles, Several acres of deserted for about 51 (weeks each have come "alive" again as entries" are made for the bov Dr. Gordon Tcsch, Anoka county to coroner, said Johnson was being !41st annual Winona county fair. The four-day exposition opens here at 8 a. m. Thursday. Today, sampling of sentiment among the French population, brings no such I however, the grounds were filled with young and old getting their exhibits 1 arranged, bedding down imaking last-minute changes on dis- plays. It promises to be one of the jlargest fairs In recent years, judg- iing from the number of early en- tries made here this morning. Cattle trucks began arriving ear- Alsop States ly in the the proces [sion hasn't stopped yet. They wil. Forces (continue to register in at the live-j barns until 6 P-m- deadline for In Korea. As these words are written, the enemy is plainly! 4HS massing for a great attack which! f. may force another general with-! Although the 4-H section of the drawal or even break for good ls. the JarSest> ttere W1" thin, almost unsupported line displays in the open- Euarding our Korean beachhead. divisions year, fair Measured by this thrent. the Amer- fjclals Pointed out ican success in the fighting on the! On tne midway rides and shows British Remove Two Americans From Polish Ship By Edward Curtis Southampton, Eng. Iff) Two of- J Americans were taken off the Polish liner Batory by British police today The lack of a "will to fight." such as resulted in the French collapse in 1940, is in evidence again. Many Frenchmen solemnly weigh these alternatives: Would another war be worse than simply to sit down and wait to be occupied by the Russians? Or would it be better to try to take a neutral course in the hope that Russia would not march into France? It staggers Americans to (Continued on Page 5, Column 1) FRENCH Warm, Humid Weather Here To Continue repo-teriheavy reported neavj. The HayfielcJ mishap occurred when Johnson parked his car on the farm of Lester Norgaard and jn" in a long-range miles north of Waegwan, and sys- tematically dropped one 500-pound i The enemy appears stunned every 150 feet The area is [paralyzed by the shock of 15 miles northwest of Taegu, jmassive air attack. The bombers.iu, S. forward base where the bulk !glinting like sleek swans as theyjof North Korea's attack force was iswim with lazy grace through a j believed centered. ,blue sky fleeced with light clouds.] Weather Clear jhave dropped to feet now toj The bombing was made in clear j unload their bombs ten tons foi'jweather, but there was no flak in each plane. And still there is nouhe Red buildup area where anti- enemy Challenger of any kind. j aircraft fire recently had been at Inferno of Flame jits heaviest in the seven weeks of I Somewhere hidden in that Korean war. for most of the coun-jno of smoke, flame and concus-i The attack apparently spread By The Associated Press More warm and humid weather! was forecast then sat down in front of it. John McGowan, coroner, said that Dodge county in some unde- termined manner the car was started. After running over John- son, it struck an auto owned by Carl Whittington, operating a com- bine at the Norgaard place. Both machines then until they away. stayed in a granary motion 50 feet said Johnson appar- car in gear and that try today. And the Weather bureau Ision below are some North! confusion through Bed ranks on (Koreans massed for a knockout the northern flank of their attack forecast, predicted warmer than usual weather for the next 30 days. The hot, sticky weather extended to the Canadian border over the Midwest and South in parts of the eastern states. Temperatures yes- blow at Taegu. But today they are! Na.ktong defense line, while keeping their heads down. As another flight lets go its ca la lull fell over the rest of the bat- 'ilefrom. No sooner had the B-29s go our pilot, Captain James R. glided merciless Young, of Denver. Colo., calls: on the nose! terday were m the SOsm some of! As the bombs strike ihe ground the central states They reached GI.asgow' unieash a series of Drlgh 300-400 miles north of the Montana! to a depth in of eastern like tremendous firecrack higher elevations The flashes stair.step to in the Wow Jt were a strike than Allied fighters and bombers roared in, strafing and bombing any targets they could find. The North Koreans spotted fleeing were running away without their packs and rifles. While the B-29s roared in to drop jtheir bombs, stood up in their fox- Kctii iiiiu LUC iiigjict cic vaiiiuna yi j i i ji_ i lit might have been started bv some British Columbia and northwestern paPer' 4 t and cheered. Before the op- I children who were at the scene. 'Alberta. Then great columns of dirty gray eration, Major General Emmeic brown smoke mushroom up   the police officers aboard the >ecre" Batory and went with them and their two prisoners to police head- circus show -will be pre-: Campbell, as a stowaway, pre- sented, coming here from Canada. ;baW be retained here pending Considerable interest is bemr y 5 shown in the racing program plan- ned for Saturday jernoons. Jen iiary. reveals. No professional racers will be (allowed to compete for the cash In these unpromising circum- [prizes, and none can compete Sun- siances. the commander of who did not take part the American task force. Major Gen--previous afternoon, oral William B. Kean, had no al-j Shetland pony races, free-for-all ternaiive but to drive his men.! Whon the failure of the 5th regi- mental combat team's afternoon attack was reported to him, he r (J S i- (Cont.nued on 10, Column 4) FAIR Krimly ordered still a third attack'p p r it to besrin at 9 p.m.. and string-iJl. r3Ul Man ently required the Sth's comman-JLI j (ier. Colonel Godwin Ordway Jr., neaoi !o reach his ninin objective high ,_ i ground where the Chinju road tra- Warren verses a pass at nil costs. iD'x' St- Paul- last n'Sht was elec" Thus in the last moment of governor of Minnesota-Da- when forms along the roadside Kiwams Interna- were mere gray shapes, the weary men entered their vehicles and began the move forward. Ar- tillery and tanks, (which in this unfavorable countryside must be used almost wholly as mobile (Continued on Page 11, Column 4) ALSOP tional. to take office January Lieutenant governors chosen at the election ending the three-day an- nual meeting included these Min- nesotans: A. H. Granger, Wells; Maurice Bye. Anoka; Warren Heins, Olivia; Orval Hagland, Virginia and George Simpson, De- troit Lakes. Washington The Bu- reau of Engraving is getting ready to work overtime print- ing- neir dollar bills. It seems that the supply it getting dangerously low, large- ly because of wear and tear in circulation and a slowdown in dollar bill production in recent years. The bureau has asked the House appropriations commit- tee for to help put its printing presses on a six-day week. Its immediate objective is to print new dol- lar bills and take some of the worn currency ont of circula- tion. merge into a vast pall that covers the hills and fills the valleys and still keeps rising. Hardly a dozen weather plane, said he did not flaming villages add to the and some of the smoke is deep and black. It comes from burning know if it would do any good, but "The North Koreans are dowa there and we think it will." After it was over, a B-29 crew- enemy vehicles and fuel dumps. On ridge lines east of the NaK-jman commented: "We hope we tong river scattered American able to do something for the fantry patrols cheer and wave OIL'il? ground." the B-29s. It isn't every day the! r B'zls support Troops doughboy sees these big bombers! Never Before had B-29K been ride to his help and blast the ln mass support of ground my with the equivalent of The attack was similar, heavy artillery shells in two to the massive blows of Well Defined The target is well defined and so far there has been no mishap such as marred the low level mission of heavy bombers in the St, Lo breakthrough in Normandy. Then hundreds of American soldiers attack was he massive blows B-n.s and B-24s on German lines on Normandy before the St. Lo breakthrough of- Americans in World War II. The air blows then German lines so they could not effectively resist the ground attack. Up to now the role of the B-29 has been strategic. bombing far behind the lines and Man Wounds Wife, Then Shoots Self were killed or injured by bombs falling in our OWE lines. in enemy territory. The bombers are hitting about aj A Jull over the olher sectors mile west of toe river, was the situaUon: Two Ked three miles north of Wae.gwan, mibrjdgeheads have been establish- a strip seven miles long and the Naktong below miles deep, where the bulk ol ffie provjsional South Ko. North Korean attack force of capUal- xhe biggest was llear fantry and tanks is believed 23 southwest of tered. It is hard to see how a can T where weary s ,4th take a battering such as it is t s battl'ed a brid ting now and mount an containtog Bed troops. seven miles beyond the river. The second bridgehead was about 15 miles north of Changny- iong, at Hyonpung, 12 miles south- iwest of Taegu. Tuesday night the j Communists put a bridgehead over ihere about strong. j To the north in the Waegwan [buildup area, the Reds had thrown across probir.g attacks, but none had been considered serious. Alter the B-29 strike Beds across at these points were reported fleeing jback and possibly even blowing up their own underwater bridges. I The Americans sent patrols across St. Paul A depute overdo the west side of the river after meaical attention for their infantjthe E-29 strike and they saw son led last night to a South St.ifngntened Reds digging 'Faul man's suicide after he had wounded his wife with a shotgun' Black Area and blast symbols locate the sector northwest oi Waegwan where Okinawa and Japan- based B-29's dropped more than 850 tons of bombs on North Korean troops and armor massed west of the Naktong river for an assault on Taegu. It was the heaviest air attack of the war. Fighting slowed in the Changnyong sector. North of this area, a Red force of two or three battalions crossed the Nak- tong at Hyonpung, 12 miles southwest of Taegu. South Koreans repulsed an attack south of Hajang in the Waegwan area. Elsewhere the front was relatively quiet. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) (Continued on Page 9, Column 2} blast. I The dead man was Lester 43: Kis wife, Mary, shot in the leftj breast and shoulder, was reported in fair condition in a hospital here. Neighbors told police Mrs. Dahn wanted to take their six-weeks-old son. William, to a physician that her husband maintained child was not ill. As words grew, Dahn pulied the ALSOP WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Showers and si' Thursday and tonight 60, high Thursday 74 When Mrs. Dahn sought to inspect! husband shouted, "You're not go- ing and fired a shot- gun blast out of a window of the I home. tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 13. ii   

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