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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Occasional Rain Tonight and Tuesday Starts Today THE SAINT VOLUME 50, NO. 174 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 11, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Reds Attacking of Taegu By Russell Brines Allied and Red big guns and infantry slugged at each other in bitter, close-ranged fighting tcday seven miles north of Taegu. A fresh Red Korean offensive was expected there at any hour. Allied avtillery and warplar.es hurled showers of steel at Red troops -land artillery pieces throughout Monday. A. U. S. Eighth Army spokesman said the American barrage knocked out "a great many" Red big guns. "Considerable action is expected Field Marshal Smuts Succumbs Johannesburg. South Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts died today at his home at Irene near Pretoria. He was 80 years old. One of the most beloved elder statesmen in the world, the beard- in this area again a. First Cavalry division spokesman said. About Communist troops were massed for attack against the Allied northwest wall. East of this sector Allied South Commissioner Races Highlight Tuesday Primary Polls in Winona Open at 7 a.m. Close at 8 p. m. By Adolph Bremer Tomorrow's primarj' election 1 Winona county will be marked by an unusual occurrence: Voters in four the five county commis- sioner districts will be nominating for co'.mty commissioner. Only two of the four-year terms Korean forces ground ahead in an are expiring this year, but two attack which has secured the de fenses of Yongchon, eastern gate- way to Taegu. Elements of the South Korean jcmu- crime eighth division drove six miles other posts are on the ballot be- cause they have been filled by ap- pointment since the last election. Only in the first district (the fourth ward, the second, third and eighui Division drove IIUICB north of the vital Yongchon-Kyong-jfourth precincts of the third wart nshi) will there b at nnp ector. At r of last week's breakthrough, Red sioner. on-yong- 'it in theiand Homer township) will there be high tide balloting for county commis- ed Smuts had been twice minister of the Union Of South Africa, a leader of the democracies in both world wars and the author of the concept of a Eiitish common- 01 last wees s wealth of nations Korean artillery fire closed this, in the varl. He was the author also of the road. ous distl.icts wiii be balloting for preamble to the charter of the Naktons Bulge Hit inatlon to eight county offices: United Nations, adopted in Sanj On a third critical area, Allied Th commissioner posts coun- Franciscon 194 mhad had aircraft mangled a ommunist ty attorney sheriff, county repre- sentative to the state legislature and county senator, as well as first nyong. district representative to the US. The U. S. second division congress. ed a sharp Red attack in the, FOJIS jn the city of Winona open bulge. Allied fighter pla.nes caught jat 7 a. m., but in many townships the North Koreans in the open as they'll open later. Political sub- r'rancisco :n i3is. nau mm niairciaio nmuKieu share in t-ht planning of the Leagueiregiment of men in the Nak- of Nations tons river bulge west of Chang- Farcweli To Brave Battalion By Joseph Alsop of the odder rules ol seems to .be that all the good people are at the front and all the odious people are at higher head- quarters. Besides the gratitude of the civilian to the fighting man the observer also feels curiously grateful to the men in the lines for thtlr unvarying hospitality. On leaving Korea for a few days, this -eporter therefore proposes to a sort of bread and butter letter to the members of the 1st battalion of the 27th infantry regi- ment, who were his hosts for some time when they were brilliantly winding up a very tough job. What makes a good battalion, Is, the letter's theme. Wherein lies the secret of such a fighting team? "In Oif- men is the obvious first part of the answer. In the 1st battalion, there is for example, Captain Logan E. Weston, now wounded, but late- commander of Able company. When Able company was at- tacked by a force of night-Infiltrating enemy infan- they reeled back. This setback, added to previous Rod losses, left the battlefield strewn with Communist dead and to wounded, recon- naissance pilots reported, Farther south, the U. S. 55th di- vision beat off several light at- tacks. The 25th counted the day as pallet in comparison with the heavy blows of last week. Allied pilots reported some signs of a Red Korean withdrawal in this area west of Masan. The pi- lots said two Red battalions were moving north toward Uiryong. But ground observers could not sub- stantiate the report. open divisions have the choice of Open- ing at 7 a. m., 8 a. m. or 9 a. m AH must close at 8 p. m. A summary of candidates in Tuesday's primary election in Wabasha. Fillmore Htas- ton counties is printed on Faje 3 tonight. The candidates for nomination to district and Winona county offices (last named is the First District Representative to Congress Democratic-Farmer-Labor Ed M. Corneaby, Faribault, and Bur- War Mobilization Machinery Starts To Roll in Nation .anuate lue ijvi. -rrtiiunuiu, i The Eighth Army communique ton Chambers, Owatonna. said the Red Koreans smashed Republican Robert G. Distad, First Cavalry foot troopers east ol Hayfield; Golden Burroughs Davis, Waegwan and hurled the Ameri- try, Wcston Or there i rallied his men. Corporal Arthur cans back three-fourths of a mile. On the First cavalry's right flank, doughboys pushed nearly (Continued on Page 15, Column 5) KOREA Conrad Reaches i Geneva, Plans Return Flight ner, 326 Center street, amusement Max Conrad, Winona flyer, company owner; Henry C. ed at Geneva, Switzerland, today j Millei.t 112 west Sanborn street, Prater, who got the Silver Star in the battalion's first action for carrying rations and water to a company that was cut off. Prater has bad feet, but prefers staying Rochester, and August H. Andre- sen, Red Wing. Two-year term. Winona County Senator Everett J. Kohner, 365 East King street, insurance salesman; J. R. Keller, Norton township farmer, and L. W. Dernek. 119 Kansas street, printing firm employe. Pour-year term. State Representative (County) John Clasen, Utica, newspaper editor; James Stewart, Rolling- stone township farmer; F. P. Blan- chard, Lewiston, retired farmer, and George P. Daley, Lewiston farmer. (Incumbent did not Two-year term. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Second District Sydney Johnstone, 1330 Parkview avenue, home builder; Ray Koh-i ner, 326 Center street, amusement Shaw Suffers Broken Thigh Ayot St. Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, the aged Irish playwright, was taken to a hospital today -with a. broken thigh. Shaw fell in the garden of his home yesterday. Hospital officials said Shaw would be upon tonight. Ho was 84 years old on July 26. He was taJten by ambulance to Luton and Danstable hospi- Harrison, I. T. T. President, New Production Boss By Sterling F. Green This Is An Aerial View of where at least 32 Pennsylvania Na- tional Guard soldiers died early today when the rear of their troop train was hit by the Pennsylvania Railroad's Spirit of St. Louis near Coshocton, Ohio. Injured were estimated at between 40 and 50. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) AndresenRaps Board Asks Appeasement i7-Cent Hourly Rail Wage Hike Albert Lea, Minn. Repre-, sentatlve August Andresen, Red' Wing Republican, today blamed the current international situation on! I iv ftsnmjf ton 17 years of Communist appease-, uUal 50 Pennsylvania Guardsmen Hurt In Ohio Wreck Streamliner Plows Into Rear of 20-Car Special By Art Parks Cosbocton, Ohio The Spir- it of St. crack passenger train of the Pennsylvania Rrvil- jroad, ploughed into a troop tain stalled by mechanical trouble in thick fog early today. At least 32 soldiers, all mem- bers of the Pennsylvania National Guard, were killed. Approximately 50 other Guards- men, im route to Camp Atterbury, Ind., to enter federal service, werp injured. Railroad officials said "We won't have anything on cause of the wreck until after an investiga- tion is made." Most cf the dead ar.d injured were in an old fashioned, coach on the end of the 20-car troop train. Some were sleeping, others were being awakened for breakfast when the crash, occurred at ja. m. Rear Ooich Wrecked The rear coach looked like a pile iof tin cans and rubbish after it tad been rammed. Its roof, 70 feet long, was compressed into ten feet. The troop train had stopped at a. m. (E.S.T.) due to a lair hose. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Town- end of Dallas, Pa., said crew mem- bers immediately placed red flares and a. lantern about 100 yards down the track. "We saw the train, a long way he related. "We thought it jwoultl surely see the flares and lantern and stop. "Although it did no good, we shouted and waved our arms until jwe could see there was going to be ja crash. I "We jumped down the high em- 'bankment to save ourselves. There was no time to, give any warning after we realized the oncoming train was not going to stop." The troop train had stopped at a.m. (E.S.T.) a mile east of west Lafayette. That town is seven miles west, of Coshocton. Red flares were put out, a train from industry, I William H. Harrison, president of International Telephone and Tele- graph Corporation, walked into the 'emergency board today recom________ -----r_. TT -f A a seven cents an hour in- crew member said, but they ap- The people of the United _ Wlthjparently were 1.1 the same pay as previously spirit of St. Louis. crash came five minutes S of 16 short line railroads, B of a year arms program, oegan LO ruujsaia Anareseii a. stteeun tot'-.y under a production boss taor- for delivery before the Freeborn The recommendation, made pub ____i.m iTrm-nDII'I- Aluli H VIIT 4 inVO1VP_! or every eore e county Republican Women's club, lie by the White House, involves 1' "We are in a war which may freight we are in wai inaj assume world wide proportions. This terminal and switching roads is In fact a war with .'Russia iUiilUll wVlJJUi Aiiww j j.o 'hot spot as head pf a new "Nation-'may break out in many places in 'al Production authority" (NPA) in [Asia and Europe and we hope our A AWUUUV V tVl _ These carriers had oppcsed the demands of 16 labor organizations. r, batt Oj 01 Qf were from 'Asia anci iuurope ana jiuyc uux 5, bommeree department. Sfol His first job, after today's swear buJUrn in manpower ana iree, oave taeen worked on major Amer- ling-in, was to face the steel in- J presidents of 21 com- Wilkes-Barre. Pa., and vicinity. First reports indicated no one (Continued on Page 15, Column 2) TRAIN after flying his single engine plane by leisurely hops from Minneapolis. He was greeted by his wife and flve of his nine children. "I think I'll take it easy for a while said the 47-year-old ical discharge. Or there is Acting Supply Sergeant Clurion Grigsby. who drove into the middle of an I taken him days. After an affectionate greeting retired grocery-man; Hallie R. Fort, 209 West Sarnia street, groc- erymun; E. D. Blair, Main street, attorney, and Carl Goetz- man, West Burns valley, farmer. Four-yjar term. This district is composed of the first, and second wards of the city and the first precinct of the third ward; Stockton and Goodview vil- lages, and Hillsdale and Winona townships. rear. Grigsby seized a bazooka, leaped from his weapons carrier anci got a North Koean tank ten vards range. Of experience also, the 1st battalion has had a generous helping' in only six short weeks. On tliat first day on the Waes- wan front, when Prater got his decivravion, the battalion was attacked by no less than enemy infantry, moving for- ward in columns behind six (anks. Baker Company's posi- tion was utterly overrun. The lead tank was halted almost at the entrance fit the battalion command post. But the battalion stood firm and; shot it out until the North Kore-j ans ran; then rapidly regrouped to meet a night attack on its flank and covered the rice paddies with North Korean, dead. That, they tell you, was hoi.' the outfit was made. Or there was the Ions reconnais- sance in force, when the whole battalion drove into enemy ter- ritory for 25 miles beyond Chin- dons, was cut off for 24 hours, and briskly fough That time, two tank killed. Volunteer replacements were called for. Two men who had once driven bulldozers stepped for- ward. Anci the tanks rumbled back (Continued on 15, Column 4) ALSOP Boat Capsizes, Merrillan Man Drowns at B. R. les District Norton ___ Spitzer, township farmer, and toms officials by announcing he had no luggage. Conrad said he would spend sev- jes towrisnip i.armer, auti eral da-s with his family at Whitewater township j Austin, 60, was puiiea Gsneva, and afterward would Two-year term. jfour i_ __ mil Mr fn rm.: _ i J A t _ panies, invited here to discuss how to divide steel supplies between booming civilian factories and mushrooming war plants. First Mobilization Move This was the first move in a mo- bilization against Communist ag- gression which Mr. Truman said Saturday night may last many years and will require sacrifices of every American. A series of orders is expected to follow. But actual that is, assignments of steel and Black River Falls, Wis.-A Mer-jothei' materials to particular users ___.- v.ni- n'fvclre Ann t- here when his rowboat capsized, .i t sets, freezers and others-may not ho offwtpd for months. Ori7atp with- rmer. Two-year term. shore by his inunedmtely ahead, pel haps with his wife on a quick night to Rome.j This district is composed of Al- companion, Arthur Upton, Black this week, before flying back to Minnesota turn Elba, Minnesota City Palls, a son-in-lav.. Upton, T. -f bv October 1. He expects to start !Koningstone villages; St. Charles I was unable to drag the return trip by September 20. Icity, and Slba, Mt. Vernon, Nor- 1 was a possibility Jia Aus- Two of Conrad's daughters clungjton, Rollingstone, St. Charlts and who has been m poor healtn to his arms as he chatted wi reporters at the airport. He esti- mated he had spent 29 flying hoursi __ _. ,t___ 'ater townships. Fourth District Frank. Maus, Hart township for a year, might have suffered a heart attack as the accident oc- curred, according to Sheriff Ed- met i.cu v w ,1.- i AAui, v i.v ivllolilp 1 AiTe'-in over the ocean, and then, joking-1 farmer; Leon Peterson. Utica, jward Rockneys office here. Ausun ly. added: Sfarmer, and Walter Schubert, Uti-jCould not S" T.. "I thinl: I ought to write a farmer. Four-year term. I The m' .tap occurred when the rniuH 'Orpon Water'." This district is composed of Lew- men. fishing in the middle ot .tne ic-f nn TTf CTrtC rjnH TVp- (now, called WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS iston and Utica villages, and Fre mont, Hart, Saratoga, Utica. and Warren townships. Fifth District William A. Witt, Pleasant Hill FEDERAL FORECASTS township farmer; Arnold G. Zen- Winona and vicinity: Cloudy andjk Dakotai construction firm em- cool with occasional radn tonight joye; Lindley' smith, Pleasant Hill and Tuesday. Low tonight 52, high foufnship {armer; Harold D. Loe- Tuesday 64. sche, Dakota, fanner; George A. LOCAL WEATHER Hass, Pleasant Hill township farm- Official observations for the 2-1 and Bob0i New Har. hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: township farmer. 54; i river north of the .dam here, at- tempted to fix the motor, which had not been operating. The boat capsized. Jackson County Coroner Sidney Jensen, Hixton, estimated that the river was more than 20 feet deep at the spot where the for 24 hours, Maximum. 87; minimum, its way back. noon 79; precipitation, none. i were] official observations for tl hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 62 sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Pago 15. r r the 24 Dach Richmond, Wilson and Wls- men were thrown into the' water H 5 Tons of Sugar Destroyed in Fire Maximum, 82; minimum, townships, noon, 64; precipitation, trace: sunj county Attorney Lauris G, Petersen, 165 Election Returns State-wide and local returns from Tuesday's election will broadcast by KWNO Tuesday evening starting at o'clock and continuing throughout the evening nntU the results have been determined. The Republican-Herald office '-rill be closed. LISTEN TO KWNO FOR ELECTION KETCRNS. Washington street: Donald T. Win- basement of the Red Owl super- der, 3EO West Fifth street, and W, market. in the loss was iuivo Kenneth Nissen, 365 West Fifth Ifive tons of sugar, shipped to the poiicy disputes. Austin, Minn. jtimated at between Damage es- and 1. Issuance of a scarcity list hy Mr. Truman, naming mater- ials in short supply. Steel, cop- acr, rubber, and aluminum will lw or. it. 2. An Inventory control, or order by NPA. This will make it illegal for business firms or others to amajss supplies of the scarce goods beyond a normal work- ing level. 3. A priority regulation, to compel mines and factories to put defense orders ahead of al! others. In his Saturday night radio and television speech, and m executive orders, the President announced a mobilization program involving eight federal agencies.- Hr. said de- fense spending will be a next June. He demanded much higher taxes. He created an "Econom'.c Stab- ilization agency" (ESA) to hold down inflation. Emerging at the top of the mo- bilization program was W. Stuart street; Loren W. Torgerson, 709 jtimated at UUUAWUU r; Huff was caused here Saturaay Symington, chairman of the Ma- i fho tional Security Resources board. Symington will co-ordinal e the ef- forts of all the agencies and settle night when fire broke out in the street, term. all attorneys. Sheriff Four-year istore Saturday morning. Flames were confined, chiefly to the Arches, meat the basement and rear of the one' me story downtown structure. Fire ate George C. Law- a small hole m the roof and seme Broadway, former smoke and water damage result- Anton shop employe; renz, 177 West beverage distributing company owner, and Gecrge C. Fort, West The building vrr Third and Washington Four-year term. streets, and Mrs. H. E. Rasmussen, who also own the Austin Herald. May Allocait Materials Mr. Truman gave to the Com- merce department the power of al- locating most materials, and under this power Secretary Sawyer last night announced the creation of the National Production authority (Continued on Pare 15, Column 5) MOBILIZATION View of the smashed troop train cars. The piled-up cars show the force of the collision caused when the Spirit of St. Louis struck the rear of the troop train near Coshocton, Ohio. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.)   

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