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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Warmer Tonight, Showers Football Friday KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 132 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1950 nes ross Wisconsin G. O.P. Picks American Marines move on a road toward Inchon, while a Korean refugee, carrying what possessions he could gather together, runs across the road in front of them. can-Herald.) (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republi- 'Peace Scare' Perils Rising War Market By Sam Da-wson New for an early ending of the Korean war have ient ai peace scare through the commodity markets. The prices of some war inflated commodities have tumbled. And this has set many busi- nessmen to wondering what would .happen to the war boom if 1, Fighting ends in Korea by the end of the year. 2. Russia doesn't start something somewhere1 else. Those are "ifs" which no one can answer, ordy guess about. But if decisions. an uneasy peace settles down on the world again, the effect on Acheson Asks Sfgrf Patrol Force To Aid U.N. By Tom Ochiltree New York Secretary of State Acbeson laid before the tf.N. assembly toc'.ay an American pro- jram to convbat aggression any-, where in the world, including a! On New Allied Army Forecast By John Hightower New York An early start on the actual organization of a mil- TODAY- Marines Capture Kimpo By Joseph Alsop With the Marines on the Seoul Front It is all but impossible to convey the ininfled flavors of an actual combat operation the ten- sion when things go iU.vthe exhila- ration when they go well, the hum- or and the boredom, the exhaus- tion and the excitement. But hav- ing marched with the Marines from the Inchon landing area to I can consumer psychology, produc- tion goals, and commodity pricfiSjact on any breach of the peace oa ministers. j Uli u-ic ckObun-j. wi. provision for a peace patrol force to defend Western Eur- rr-ilitary back up United 5 ope against Bussia is foreseen by i American officials here. 1 as-j Their prediction is bolstered by _____ _ cankhe-expected arrival tomorrow of meet "upon 24 hours notice" to the British and French defense council apply cannot act. 'This Would any subsequent case simi- might change the business picture iwhich the security decidedly, some observers argue. Inflation Prospect Others think the force of the In- flationary move is too strong to be more than slowed down a bit. These observers also contend that prices on finished goods can't roll back very far, because the war has started wage scales rising again. And the rush to buy scarce raw materials at premium prices has added to the costs of many factories and mills. To prove this they point to a long list of price increases this week and predictions of price hikes By Stan Carter on the way. Pre Korean war price Pearl Harbor DEMOCRATS NOMINATE THOMPSON Merlin Hull Against George Sippie In Ninth District Complete details of the Wis- consin primary election in the nearby counties of Jackson, Trempealeau, Buffalo Fepin are printed on the inside pages ej The Republican-Herald to- day. By Arthur Bystrom Milwaukee A wealthy in- dustrialist and a 37-year-old lawyer will be the Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates the two major parties iin the November election. j In the race for U. S. Senate, it will be a veteran of 12 years in Congress against another 37-year- old attorney. Walter J. Kohler, son of the lats former governor who bore the same name is the industrialist. He is the Republican party's nominee for the gubernatorial post as a result of Wisconsin's primary election Tues- day. Governor Oscar Rennebohm was aot a candidate. The Democratic nominee is Carl W. Thompson, of Stoughton, who was the party's candidate two years ago. Fairchild Opposes Wiley Senator Alexander Wiley, 66- year-old Republican who seeks his third term in the Senate, will be opposed in November by Thomas E. Fairchild, currently attorney gen- eral Wisconsin and son of a supreme court justice. Kohler was given a race much lar to the present Korean war. 26 Men Killed In Navy Plane Crash, Blast Twenty-six levels on cars, many predict, willjNavy men' were killed yesterday be a thing of the past throughout'in the crash of a four-engine trans- the entire jndustrv by next year.jport plane bound for the Korean But aeainst this there is thejairllft it was one of the worst unealess in the commod- such Navy disasters in the Pacific. lA-.t etrueele to tell what itlity futures markets, braced to the Debris-strewn waters outside at least SUTURE w eroro TCwaialain lasrivnn wp.re searched "The as the regimen-j tal S-3 (operations officer) explain-1 ed it, "was to march about eleven miles through enemy territory and seize Kimpo, the main airfield of Seoul, before dusk could iall. The Marine battalion that did the job did not quite solve the problem ac- cording to the rules laid down by the S-3, but they solved it all the same. For our battalion (one de- velops these possessive feelings rather rapidly in the the day began at dawn, with an attack by six enemy tanks and supporting infantry on the bat- ta.'ion's positions on the hills just above Inchon port. The were ambushed in a pass. The Russian T.34s rumbl- ed up tne road in file. The 90 mm. cannon of the Persh- ings spoke angrily and efficcnt- ly. The Marines in the forward foxholes, picked off the North Korean infantry as they leap- ed from the suddenly flaming, crazily careening T-34s. The first part ol" the road was dec- orated with smoking tank hulks and twisted corpses when the long file of infantry begaii to form in the pass for the for- ward march. In the early morning sunlight, the rolling country towards Seoul shone green and golden, but the air was still sharply chilly. Thej meri of Easy Company, who were to. form the point of the attacking column all the way -.to Kimpo, stamped their feet to wsrm them- selves. In the squad with which this reporter fell in, they were proudly reminiscing' about the bat- tle of No Name Ridge, the Ma- rines' worst in Korea, where this little handful of men had been the first up the hill. "He got to the remarked Private First Class Marion De Shong, pointing to Cor- poral Paul Navarro, who looked too young to be in the service at all. "There was 42 of us went up and only one came down in one piece." At this Easy company's comman- der CaptaiJi Samuel <i'askilka, an officer who had made- a great name In this fighting, passed the word for the inarch to begin. The column stepped smartly along the (Continued on Page 8, Column 3.) ALSOP I peace scare. Deflation Chances Those who see a chance of de- flation around the corner argue this way: 1. A sudden end of the Korean war would lead at once to a slump in civilian buying. 2. With the pressure to buy- drop- ping, world commodity markets would gel back to sanity, and. many of the post Korean war price gains would be sliced. a. Another thing that might cut consumer buying: Higher taxes Kwajalein lagoon were searched At the same time American au- than' many observers ex- thorities believe that decisions i pected by Leonard J. Schmitt, Mer- reacted by the United States, attorney, who making his tain arid France on measures bid for state ofiice. relax occupation controls in Ger many will lead to strengthening Wiley won with ease, getting the G.O.P. nomination without bother- western German ties with the Al- mg'to campaign over Edward J. lied powers and help clear the _ for a German role in the projected new Allied army. Secretary of State Dean is known to believe that the next round of Atlantic council talks will produce a Enal agreement among the 12-mem.ber nations on creating this force. unprecedented peacetime for the bodies today. Four have been recovered. The Wavy BSD transport, carry- ing 19 passengers' and seven crew- men, was en route from Hawaii join the aerial supply Bristol farmer and boiler- maker' who likewise did little. Pairchild had trouble getting the Democratic nomination. In outstate voting he trailed as often as he led. The lead shifted between him and Wililam E. Sanderson, Black River Falls, a former Progressive. Decided in Milwaukee When Milwaukee votes bsgan to come in however, Fairchild moved out in front to stay. Daniel_ W. Hoan also moved up ahead of i derson. Fairchild had the _f lahrvr oi-mms ule of most of the C.I.O. He is also hopeful that it will move France nearer acceptance of the principle that German troops can be used along with British, French and other Atlantic power military units. The council will meet again briefly within two weeks. Mean- while Defense Minister' Efnanuel Shinwell of Britain and French De- fense Minister Jules Moch are due here to consult with their cabinet colleagues, British Foreign Minis- igay, a" former congressman and an Amphibious Landing Force Strikes Swiftly Naval Shelling From Inchon Aids Attackers By Leif Erictson Tokyo Thousands of Ma- rines hurdled the Han river yes- terday under furious enemy fire and today were reported cainmer- ing at the gates o'.' Seoul. General MacArthur's postmid- night communique said two arm- ored columns were converging on Seoul against stiffening resistance. Enemy casualties were reported heavy. The Marines on their first lunges Tom the river bank drove ahead 'our miles, half way to the Korean field dispatches said. The communique did not say how close the Marines are to Seoul now. Five hours after the first waves hit the far bant, powerful U. S. tanks were ferried across. They churned up sand banks, plowed over rice paddies and movsd into the van of the march on Seoul. The first Marine Infantry assault wave hit the river at dawn in am- phibious tractors loaded with leatu- ernecks. Tne Marines' first river-crossing try in darkness was repulsed by- Bed gunfire. The second, after day- break and a long-range naval shell- ing of the Reds from Inchon, mads jood. The tanks rumbled southeast, bringing powerful fire support to leathernecks attacking hill posi- tions outside Seoul. Red Koreans -were fleeing before this armored vanguard of a man Allied liberation force. Four la I Americans and their Communist proposed ban on U. S. economic aid to nations I enemy still Vere racing for posses- South Korean Marines have landed at Samchok on the east coast of Korea opposite Seoul, to give United Nations forces their third beachhead in South Korea. The Army said today the land- ing occurred several days ago. In the old Pusan beachhead (1) the Allies are gaining on all fronts against North Koreans. Red rein- forcements are being rushed from the southeast toward Seoul (2) in an effort to stem the Allied drive from the Inchon beachhead. U. S. Marines have crossed the Han river, and are moving on Seoul from fche northwest. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) House Nears Vote On Arms Aid Bill selling war potential goods behind the Iron Curtain today faced a deci- sive vote in the House, which appeared likely te approve it over admin- istration objections. Added by the Senate as an amendment to a emergency defensj money bill, the foreign aid restriction has stout administration opposition. But key House leaders predicted privately it would be okayed. It would cut off economic help to those countries sell to Russia or her satellites- arms, arm- aments or commodities which the Defense department certifies can be used in the making of weapons. It would not affect military aid to nations receiving U. S. help. Ostensibly aimed at Great Bri- tain and other nations carrying on trade relations with Russia, the amendment was sponsored by Sen- ator Wherry of" Nebraska, the Final Senate O.K. Ready For Marshall By Elton C. Fay George C. Marshall stood today en the threshold of perhaps the most dif- ficult office he has held in 48 years as a soldier and statesman. Only certain Senate confirmation ganizations, Iwhich" BOesTo" the White House. of his appointment and the formal- Hoan was the Democratic canai-j Cannon rn-Mo.) cflitv of administering an oatt Sanderson's backers included seveialj A.F.L. leaders and co-operative Republican leader. It has not been passed on by .....I House conferees on ,'lthe appropriation bill refused to its approval would the bill for the new Allied beachhead nearj jter Ernest Bevin and French For-jall_Amerjca at Marquette ran 'eign Minister Robert Schuman, on a poor fourth, details of the proposal and, it is Thompson had little trouble win- assumed, especially on the use of njng the Democratic nomination lover Charles Greene of Milwaukee, Seoul. are to talk also with General Gsorge C. Marshall, able part of the income will be go- ing for payment on the gadgets bought on time at such a record rate. It plunged into the water and j president Truman's defense secre- exploded at .i.m. p.m., tary-designate. E.S.T.) a few moments after tak- ing off. Most of the men probably were- still fastened in their seats with safety belts. The R5D is the Navy version of the C-54. "We have no hope of finding any said a Navy spokes- man here. "This crash was about the worst in number of casual- 4 At the same time, the nation's we've had in the Pacific, productive capacity is high and ris- It was so close to shore the radius ing The Hood of goods the na- of the search area is so narrow, tion could produce would be the any survivors would have been greatest curb of all on inflation, 'picked up hours ago." Congress Plans Recess Saturday for governor lour House appropriations commit- former Socialist mayor hag wherry propos- al on grounds it would hamstring agencies administering the foreign economic aid program. Paul G. Hoffman, head of the, Ec- onomic Co-operation administra- tion has said the amend- ment would "create problems for us and for the European "coun- tries." General Omar N. Bradley, chair- man of the joint chiefs of staff, made a personal plea to Canncn late yesterday to oppose the Washington former state party chairman, Returns from of the state's precincts gave Kohler votes and Schmitt In the Democratic gubernatorial race, precincts gave Thompson and Greens In the Democratic senatorial race, precincts gave 034, Sanderson and Dilwes la precincts Wiley had 875 and Finan The Senate. Vernon Thomson, mayor of Rica- oath were needed to make him the na- tion's third secretary of defense. If there was any doubt that job is difficult and demanding, the rec- ord should resolve the doubt. James Forrestal, the first defense secretary, collapsed under the pres- sure of the work, resigned, com- mitted suicide. Louis Johnson, caught up in interdepartmental controversy and congressional cri- ticism, was forced to resign. Marshall's appointment was ap- proved 9 to 2 by the Senate armed services committee yesterday after amendment. Cannon quoted hacj answered questions about as fearing the proposal would "putlog attitude toward the job. The in a very embarrassing votes came from Senators i tion with our Allies." As an example, Cannon said, the amendment could be construed to Knowland (R.-Calif.) and Cain (R.- in protest against naming a military man to a post Congress Democratie policy committee decid- j ]anc, Center former speaker af ed today to try for a recess of Con-! gress Saturday night until Novem- ber 20, after the elections. deny economic aid to any friendly f0r civilians. They country that ships food or cloth voted last week against the (Continued on Page 2, Column 3) KOHLER Russia, since'both are essential to Marines Carry Rabbits Into Battle By Don Whitehead (Editor's note: Associated Press Correspondent Don White- head was in the first assault wave of U. S. Marines to cross the Han river near Seoul at dawn today. His amphibious craft was hit a shell, but he was unhurt. Here's his dis- patch, sent back from the. front "oy courier and telephoned to Tokyo.) With "U, Outside pale three-quar- ters moon was sliding below the horizon when the Marines came out of their foxholes and' start- ed trudging toward the Han river today. Ahead of them somewhere on the dusty road were the big am- phibious tractors the assault waves would ride into the bat- tle for the Han river bridgehead on the Seoul side. Major Mike Erhlich of San Diego yelled at his men, the heavy weapons company of .the Fifth regiment's first battalion: "Get ready to move. Assemble in boats." The assault was set for 4 a. m. and Erhlich's men were to ride with the assault. The H-hour for attack had been delayed because of the failure of the reconnaissance mission. The troops milled around in the darkness. Confusion seemed to be everywhere as units grop- ed for the right road which would lead them to the am- tracks. I noticed a sergeant carrying the cardboard Ser- geant Anthony Kent of Saliua, Kan. He noticed my curiosity and opened the top. Inside wsre three fluffy white rabbits sleop- ing soundly on a bed of straw, "Bought them with a package of Kent grinned. "Now they're our mascots." Rabbits going into battle with the big tough marine! Suddenly I realized how young these war- riors were. Dawn had broken when the amtrack column lurched for- ward and roared down the road toward the river. And in the bowels of each were sealed a unit of Marines ready to begin fighting when the amtrack doors opened on the Seoul side. The artillery thundered. We could hear the rush of shells and feel the shudder of explo- sions our artillery pounded the enemy shore of the Han. The amtracks bounded and jerked down the road and then we were in the river. began to slam against the side of our amtrack. Through a slit in the rear door I could see little spouts of water jumping up as ballets hit the water. But the steel sides pro- tected us and the amtracks plowed ahead. Then we were ashore and climbing a steep sandy bank. Slowly the door opened. Ser- gean Kent was first out, carry- ing the box with the rabbits. I dashed after the sergeant and then the me screamed and pitched forward. At the same time we heard the crack of the rifle.' Then another Marine scream- ed and fell from the amtrack. The enemy on the hill above us was shooting straight down into our men as they came out of the door. The Marines hugged the em- bankment as the bullets cracked into the vehicle. The driver fell wounded. Above us crackled rifles and machine guns as the fighting moved up the ridge. Our am- track had gotten ahead of the infantry and for a brief time there was no infantry between us and the enemy. Sergeant Kent then went back down the hill. When he return- ed he carried, the box with the three white aiiblts. He sat dowri; and slowly opened the took one. or :the rabbits out in- his big hamlilte hand. The sergeant grinned and put the rabbits back in the box and went back to his job. In a short time our mortars were thumping shells into the enemy liaes. The Marines had landed and the situation was well in hand. the operation chine. of a military ma- The proposed bau would be lim- ited to periods in which U. S. troops "are actively engaged in hostilities while carrying out any decision of the security council of the United Nations" immediate- ly, the Korean war. St. Paul Airman Killed in Japan Sergeant Rich- ard J. Patterson, St. Paul, was one of two ground crewmen fatally burned Friday when they sought to rescue the radio man from a crashed B-29, the Defense depart- ment reported last night. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Cloudy and a little wanner with, showers or thunderstorms tonight. Thursday cloudy and cooler, showers ending by noon. Lo'y tonight 58, high Thursday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending- at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimvjn, 54; -noon, 63; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at T.ll; sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 14. -law cllange through Con- gress to make an exception in Mar- shall's case. Senate ratification of the com- mittee's recommenaation was tak- en for granted. Leaders hoped to get a vote today. S House Passes Red Control Bill Washington Disregarding the chance of a presidential veto, the House today passed a subver- sive control bill calling for peace- time registration of Communists and wartime internment of poten- 'of the capital. Communist troops rushed from the old south- east Korea front were reported streaming into Seoul along a wind- ing secondary road from the south- cast. The leathernecks were striking at Seoul from the northwest, A slugging match in the streets of the 500-year-old city normally of people seemed imminent. First division Marines, pullsd out of southeast Korea frontlines for the surprise second front operation that began last Friday at Inchon, assaulted the Han's northeast bank eight miles northwest of Seoul as a three-quarter moon paled out in daylight. The lead-off battalion for this had been first ashore Friday at Inchon port, 22 miles west of Seoul. It stormed across the river in amtracks after Navy guns had shelled and shattered Red strong- points from waters off Inchon. Battleship Guns Used The Navy big guns now joined at Inchon by the 16-inchers of the battleship Missouri were.called on to lob shells 20-odd miles inland after the Reds hurled back the earlier night-covered assault. (The Army announced in Wash; ington that South Korean Marines had landed at Samchok, on Korea's east coast directly opposite Seoul. Samchok is the terminus of a rail- way that crosses the peninsula to Seoul. (A spokesman said the landing occurred several days ago. This evidently was shortly after the U. S. battleship Missouri blasfed Samchok, which is about 105 miles north of the recaptured port of Po- hang. There was no information on the size of the landing Ground artillery and warplanes also pounded the Reds before the dawn attack. Bullets Hit Amtracfc A.P. Correspondent Don White- head, veteran of many European landings in th'e second world war, went across in an amtrack with the first wave. The enemy, tipped off by the night attempt, was wait- ing. Whitehead reported: 'Bullets began to slam against the side of our amtrack and through a slit in the rear door I could see the little spouts of water which jumped up as bullets hit the water. But the steel sides pro- tected us and the amtracks plowed ahead. tial spies and saboteurs. The vote was 332 to 20. Agreeing to a Senate-House com- promise on conilictiEg versions of the bill, the House sent it back to Then we were ashore and climbing a steep sandy bank and the machine guns were rattling The men were tense and they grip- ped their weapons, ready for the dash through tl_e door. Mascots Taken First through the door was Mas- Sergeant Anthony Kent of Sa- the Senate for expected speedy ilms Kan _ Wjth a DOX of three concurrence. I fluffy white rabbits. Kent had bought them with a pack of cigar- They were mascots of the Fifth regiment's leading battalion 12 rabbits' feet with rabbits attached. "The man behind me screamed and pitched Whitehead reported. "Another Marina screamed and fell from the am- 3 'Kid' Gunmen Rob Bank of Three "kid" gun- men working with clocklike precision staged a quickie five-minute bank robbery today that netted They locked nine bank officials, employes, and customers in the bank's' vault section and Ced with all the bills in sight, ignoring the heavier silver. track. "The enemy on the hill above us was shooting straight down into our men as they came out of the door.'r Other Marines ware hit,