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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight, Saturday; Temperature Unchanged VOLUME 50, NO. 184 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1950 Football Tonight KWNO-FM p nv EIGHTEEN PAGES t G Philanthropist in Overalls Willed Los Angeles A day ol kindness 30 ago was nev- er forgotten by oil-rich eccen- tric Charles Balxmet. And so today a family he met just once stands to :jain The wrapping-paper will of Babonet, called by a friend "a secret philanthropise in over- yesterday named Mrs. Pearl A. Tyson and her fam- ily principal beneficiaries of an estate that may be worth The family was rewarded for giving Babonet who died August 7 at the ase of happy day at the beach sifter picking him up on a highway. "If I live to be 1.000 I never forget that the Austrian- bom bachelor wrote on the wrapping paper. Strangely enough, the unus- ual" document was filed for probate yesterday by one of the nation's foremost bankers, L. M. Giannini, president of the Bank of America. The handwritten will was shoved under the door of a downtown bank branch August 28 by whom, no one seems to know. It was addressed to the presi- dent. But Giannini and Attorney Robert B. Ballantyne said they had no reason to doubt the au- thenticity of the will, dated October 2, 1943. Mrs. Tyson and her husband, William, 61-year-old carpenter, could barely remember the in- cident. "It was so long ago I seem to recall a small, dark said Tyson. They were vacationing here from Denver when they befriended Babonet. They moved to Los Angeles five years later. Mrs. Tyson was left her husband and a daughter, now Mrs. Melissa Christian Carter, The daughter, 40, resides only a mile from the modest cottage where Babonet lived. Still sought today was the daughter's playmate on the faraway day, identified in the will only as "Sue" and left Mrs. Carter said she hadn't seen "Sue" since child- hood. In his will. Babonet, named the car (a Haynes) and gave the Tyson address, which he said he copied from the auto registration slip while the fam- ily was in swimming. Babonet, who lived in ap- parent poverty, didn't forget his neighbors, although he didn't know the names of most of them. He left to Pet- er J. Kelly, "who CP.es for me when and to "my four good neighbors, each men and wife Brothers and sisters in Aus- tria, if living, were willed 000 each. After his death, officials fuund in cash and more than that amount in Babonet's home. Banking rec- ords indicate he kept at least a half dozen different ac- counts, the smallest Public Administrator Ben H. Brown believes other income frcm oil holdings may swell the estate to Kelly said Babonet liked to keep cash on hand to give it away, secretly "a real phil- anthropist in overalls." Buffalo County Girl, 5, Killed By Corn Binder Laurel Schmidtknecht Tails From Seat, Crushed by Wheel Truman to Get Tax Bill Today I Alma, Wis. A flve- jyear-old Buffalo'county girl was crushed to deaih by the wheel of a corn binder last evening. Death came instantly to Laurel Lynn Schmidtknecht when she toppled off the seat o? the binder and fell in front of the terge binder wheel. Her father, Eugene Schmidt- knecht, was driving -he tractor that was pulling the binder through the cornfield. Little Laurel Lynn and her sis- ter, Lorraine, nine, were sitting to- gether on the seat of the binder when the fatal mishap occurred. H. F. Stohr, Alma, Buffalo coun- ty coroner, said that the wheel passed over the body of the girl. Mr. Schmidtknecht did not see Laurel Lynn fall. It happened about 6 o'clock on the Schmidtknecht farm, which is in Lincoln township, near Cream. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the St. Boni- By Francis M. Lemay face Catholic church, Waumandee, cleared the ways today to put on Presi- the Rev. L. H Ttamerman offi- uwr, Truman's desk by nightfall the quick tax increase he asked almost j ciating. Bur al will be in the help pay for American rearmament against par. it will produce about a year less thanjents: two sisters Lorraine nine, the Mr. Truman asked. But he was reported to be P'easedjand LaVonne 12, one brotner iwith the measure: his signature Lowell, one year old, Mr. j taken for granted. I Indications were that the House and then the Senate would give the 'bill overwhelming approval. I It will bring the Korean war and the big rearmament program 'close to every American family. The government nine days from-now will- begin taking about one-fifth Stocks Touch !9-Year High New York An Infla- tion-minded stock market soar- ed to fc 19-yetr peak today. Not since 1931, according to The Associated Press average of 60 sSocks, has the general price level climbed so high. As measured by the A. P. average, the market broke through the 1946 high of 583.40 a share and hit at noon. The 1931 peak was Railroad issues, much in de- mand recently, powered to- day's rise. Other key groups, nuch as steels, motors, rub- bers, chemicals, metals, and nils, joined the parade. The current bull market got rolling in June 1949 after plunging to a low. Steady upward progress was made until the Korean war when prices nosedived hi sen- sational fashion. A recovery from the Korean selling smash started in mid- July and bas been under way ever since. Inflationary factors have played a key part in the rise. Flame Throwers Help Marines Clear Suburb No Further Word of Mysterious Red Tank Column From Manchuria By Leif Erickson Tokyo Marines with bayonets and flamethrowers battled Korean Reds tonight on the near outskirts of Seoul. Fleeing civilians said the Communists are hastily putting up stone barricades and digging trenches in the streets of their lastrditch defense of the Korean capital. The Red defenders in the city are isolated by Allied deployments from getting outside re- inforcements and their positions are under constant Allied z more allowing for it exempts from income taxes the of every worker's pay.' GX'S fighting :n iCoi-ea, and pro- Second Hike Likely Ivides tax incentives foi industry Moreover, this tax increase will to shift to the production of fight- ing equipment. The increase in individual income be followed by another, probably when Congress returns after the November elections. The second bill taxes will be felt in virtually every is expected to levy ac excess pocket book. tax on yield-1 On October 1 the income tax TODAY- Day With Marines At Seoul By Joseph Alsop The Marines on the Seoul Front By noon on the day the Marines took Kimpo, the most im- portant airfield in Korea, the sun was very warm; the attacking bat- _ talion had fought briskly most of j a year, the morning; and Kimpo was still; This would put tax collections at seven miles awsy. Nonetheless, a record high level, the men of Easy company at the head of the column seemed as fresh and cheerful as when they started on their mission. Marching 11 miles Into enemy territory to seize an important ob- jective might normally be cocsid- ered a rather tense operation. But although each Marine was carry- ing 75 pounds of pack and am- munition and weapons (which this reporter emphatically was there were moments when the march on Kimpo resembled a rather genial walking this although nc C-rations, Jetj alone stuffed eggs and squashed j tomato sandwiches, were provid-i ef- from start to finish of the longjinsky and Jakob Mahk walked out of a United Nations dinner last I night when Governor Thomas E. Dewey said in a speech .that the Soviet Union holds millions of slave laborers "under conditions which 'amount to torture unto death." As the heads of the Russian U.N. on a pay-as-you-go basis. The present bill raises by almost the income taxes on more than individuals, boosts by about a year rates on normal corporation income, and picks up more millions by "loop- hole plugging'' and other tax law changes.' ing around Ot The idea is to put the rearmament nearly as wishholdings from wages and sal- ares will be increased. As an illus- iration of what it will mean, Russ Walk Out On Dewey, Huge Audience Cheers New York Andrei Y. Vish- hard day. The picnic atmosphere was largely created by the local people, la the southern beach- head, where the populace has only experienced the frying pan of Syngman Rhee, our men were seldom mi-Jo to feel welcome. Here, on the ap- proaches to Seoul, however, the villagers have also known the fire of the Communist rc- icime. As a result, almost ev- ery small village turned out en masse, the people waring: paper South Korean flags, loudly clapping, and offering the astonished Marines water and fruit for refreshment. delegation strode !Dewey remarked: off the 2 Jet Fighters On Transatlantic Flight to U.S. Air Force F-84 Thunderjet fighters took off from Mansion airbase in England at a. m. (C.S.T.) today ill a miles If his Weekly Is S40 S45 S50 555 S80 S100 S150 He now Pays Weekly S0.30 S1.80 52.50 S3.40 S5.50 S9.60 ?17.40 Oct. 1 His Tax Will Be S0.40 S1.30 52.20 S3.10 S4.10 SiH.50 5121.00 I Mrs. Prank Schmidtknscht, Foun- tain City, paternal grandparents, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schles- ser, Cream, maternal grandpar- ents. Laurel Lynn was five years old August 5. Truman fo Veto Red Control Bill Definite word came from the White House today engine jet flight and the fastest that President Truman will issue York trip ever made, veto message, within a matter of. Both Schilling and Ritchie are hours, on the subversives control war II fliers and assign- ed to operations and planning.work at Air Force headquarters. Schilling second attempt to fly nonstop to New York. Air Force headquarters announced that the two single-engine planes, piloted uy Colonel Dave Schilling and Lieutenant Colonel W. B.' Ritchie, completed their first refuel- ing over Prestwick, Scotland, ar. hour later. They hoped to reach Mitchell Air Base on Long Island .within eight hours. The flight, if successful, would be the first nonstop jet plane crossing of the Atlantic, the longest single bill passed .by Congress. a man with a wife and one child :j Lawmakers eager to start a vaca- tion were ready to pass the bill over his veto and go home until Novem- ber 27. Eben Ayers, a White House press secretary, was asked bjr reporters: "When will, the veto message be His" reply was some time i after noon. The bill passed the House this week on a 312 to 20 vote and in the Senate by 51 to 7. In both cases the :margins were well beyond the two- needed to override pre- The higher taxes will be felt !lnlrQS vo_e t some other ways. For example the, ifl tj j cbjectlons. bill puts a new ten per cent excise j impost upon television sets. i The increase in normal corpora-i tion tax rates is retroactive to ap- ply to of 1950 corporate WEATHER FEDEEAL FORECAST was credited with shooting down 28 German planes and destroying (shared credit for one) on the ground. The trip was set up to demonstrate progress in refueling-in-flight .tech- nique for jet fighters. Refueling al- ready is accepted practice for bomb- ers and was demonstrated with the nonstop round-the-woiid flight of a Boeing B-50 Superfortress, Lucky Lady II, last year. 15-Day Limit on JLeave Pay Set St. Attorney General Marshall Delegates Authority to Aides .UtJJllC, i J l_ t, The bill also embodies a pledge Winona and vicinity: Fair tonight jBurnquist held today that a mumci- that Congress will come back later! and Saturday. No important tern-1 pal employe cannot be paid for more to act upon a multi-billion dollar perature changes. Low tonight 52, than 15 days leave for military duty levy on excess profits, sponsors contend will profiteering." which its j high Saturday 70. stop "war! LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Tt was only by this agreement to i hours ending at 12 m. today: act later on the big profits tax. toj Maximum, 74; minimum, 52: "I must say I am complimented retroactive to Otcober l or July .noon, 71; precipitation, none; sun I by the withdrawal of those who the desti'uction of the world." [There were cheers in the audience. 1, 1950, that a deadlock was brokenjsets tonight at sun rises to- on the present measure. at each year. A legal opinion was asked by "It would be folly to ignore the] Vishinsky and Malik maintained stony silence as they left the Waldorf-Astoria dinner given for U.N. assembly delegates by the city of Kew York. In the third paragraph of for "ood mea-1 written speech, Dewey read: ji t.n iirnnro sure, the local elder proudly and formally presented bound North Korean officers to the Easy com- pany commander. Captain fact that while the Soviel el Jaskilka. The first presentation junion has to was made in a little cluster ofj pie ijving jn siave labor undsr thatched huts in a pretty whjch amount to tor- where a smali stream ran amongjture death 20. person any-, the ripening rice and bean patches, j where in the worjd can sleep The kneeling captive was BUT- n, hts wRh sense of securitv rounded by peasants who moyea Tnere was a murmur in the au- while he wept loudly and audibly. 'idience of l 500 as Dewey began He was offered to the puzzled Jas- sentence, and widespread ap- members wanted it voted at once. Additional weather on page 9. Thcmas W. Walsh, attorney for the Minneapolis-St. Paul sanitary dis- trict. He said an employe had a week of military leave 'previously this year, recently received or- ders to report for duty for an addi- itional two weeks. kilka much as a chicken might have been. Lieutenant Kim, Easy company's interpreter, explained; "Until nn hour ago, he take chickens, he take rice, he taks everything. Now these people hope you take him and shoot him." There were also moments on the march when the atmos- phers was not so festive, parties would be sent forward to scout the road ahead, while Jaskilka and the battalion commander, Lieutenant Colo- nel Harold Boise would con- fer anxiously. Once, while Ma- rine Corsairs Were swooping down relentlessly on a target on the right flank, a litOe L-5 flew over the company and dropped a scrawled message- about enemy ahead, Which was oddly signed Dearie-2. But ev- en when Lieutenant Edward Deptula led Easy forward platoon up onto the (Continued on Page 7, Columin S.) ALSOP plause as he finished it. The Soviet exit began as Dewey (Continued on Page 9, Column 2.) j DEWEY West Allies Confer On Defense Unity New Yorfi The big three foreign and defense ministers con- vened today to discuss formation on an integraded North Atlantic defense force against possible Rus- sian aggression. A State department source said prime questions before the officials were, first, whether such a force should be created, and, secondly, whether to include German units iiv it. The position taken by the con- ferees at today's meeting will be pjiaced- be.'ore a session of -the 12- nation No'rth Atlantic council here next week for further action. Governor Thomas E. Dewey, center, of New York, chats with Carlos P. Romulo, left, of the Philip- pines, retiring president of the U.N. general assembly, and Secretary of Stats Dean Acheson, right, at a dinner for P.N. delegates at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York city. The Soviet delegation headed by Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky, walked out of the dinner when Governor Dewey in a speech told the delegates Russia has millions of slave laborers, (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) A Bitter, Close Quarter battle raged on north-south approaches to Seoul (A) today between the AUied Tenth corps while the U. S. Seventh infantry division entered Suwon to the south. la {he beach- head area, Allftd troops bypassed a pocket of North Koreans north of Taegu (B) and came within 15 miles of iSanju. Allies also i captured Kigye, Chogye snd were pushing toward Chinju, indicated by arrows. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Plans to Reserve Strength for Policy Matters By Elton C. Fay. A. P. Military Affairs Reporter Washington The secretar- ies of the Army, Navy and Airj Force may find they have greater stature and more, responsibility un- der the administration of Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall. While no one expects any devia- tion by Marshall from the spirit or letter of the law which unified the Lawyers Stress U. S. Precautions Against Reds By Sterling F. Green Washington The American! hand-to-hand -fight- cient city, AUied forces smashed out 20-mile advances from both the old and new beachheads to cut off Red.reinforcements for Seoul The airfield at Suwon, 20 miles ;outh of the capital, fell to tank- ed units of the tr. S. Seventh divi- sion rolling down from the Seoul, 'ront. Other elements entered Su- won city astride the major rail iae and highway leading up from he rapidly expanding southeast aeachbead. Allied forces were punching ahead on all sectors of the south- east beachhead. In some sectors the Reds were retreating north- ward but in others they fought stubbornly. Hundreds surrendered or were taken prisoner. AJ City's Edge A.P. Correspondent Don -White- head, with American and South Korean Marines outside Seoul, re- ported that by mid-afternoon the Marines had not entered Seoul proper, but patrols were moving toward the city limits on the west side. "The sprawling city of more than normal population may become one of the bloodiest battlegrounds of the Korean Whitehead reported. "The Reds are preparing for house-to-house fighting. "This, could mean the destruc- tion of a'large part of the Whitehead said. Red artillery roared into action against the Marines from public park .positions on south mountain inside Seoul. An estimated Reds were reported to have honey- combed the mountain oa Seoul's south side with deep defense works.' Whitehead said Red de- fense forces were estimated to to- tal Use Flamethrowers Bayonets and flamethrowers were used by Marines to -cut a mile-wide swath through Seoul's southwestern industrial suburb of Yongdungpo. It is across the Han river from the capital. A.P. Correspondent Tom Lam- .bert reported from the Seoul front j Friday morning that the Marines suffered "relatively heavy" casu- alties Jn c 1 o s e-quarter com- bat through shell-shattered factory buildings. Allied troops' apparently were sparing Seoul from artillery fire to avoid destroying the capital by fire that would spread through its flimsier structures. Marine corsair fighter-bombers closely supported the American and South Korean leathernecks on both sides of the-city. Wbitehead said the aerial fire-bomb assault on Red-held heights west of Seoul an awesome sight. I Flame and smoke obscured the hill. I Civilians said the Sungmyon un- iversity campus and other high I ground in the city was strongly I fortified by (he Reds. I Marines on the north (Seoul) side of the Han river already have ____ armed services, those who association prepared to the rail and highway route to worked with him before its 73rd annual meeting today these points: 1. Marshall is an experienc- ed administrator, former mili- tary chief of a huge wartime Army and former head of the State department. He prefers to delegate responsibility and authority. J 2. As secretary of state, he had key assistant secretaries who handled matters in their own provinces and brought on- ly the larger, pplicy matters to him for decision. 3. If he follows that pattern as chief of the Defense de- partment, greatest single agen- cy of government, it would mean mwa decentralization, greater freedom of activity than the service secretaries had un- der former Secretary of De- fense Louis Johnson. So firm was Johnson's control of affairs in the Army, Navy and Air Force that one man, John.L. Sullivan, resigned as Navy secre- tary in protest. Former Air Force Secretary W. Stuart Symington had some behind-the-scenes jousts with Johnson, buS when he left it was to become chairman of the National Security Resources board, a cabinet level position. All three service secretaries Frank Pace of the Army, Francis Matthews of the Navy and Thom- as Finletter of the Air comparative newcomers to 'their posts. Pace and Finletter w.e r e appointed by President Truman (Continued on Pare 3, Column 6.) MARSHALL after acting on three strong anti- Communist resolutions recommend- ed by its general assembly. They would: 1. Put A.B.A, on record as fav- oring state laws to require that every lawyer sign an affidavit that he is not a member of the Com- munist party and that he renew the oath annually. 2. Create a special A.B.A, com- mittee to analyze methods aud tactics, Communist and advise judges and, lawyers how ,to com- bat them. 3. Put the association on record as favoring the broad antisubver- sives bill1 which Congress sent to the White House Wednesday night. President Truman is expected to veto It, perhaps today, and con- gressional anticipated that a veto would be overridden. The Justice department, mean- while, challenged the A.B.A.'s re- tiring president, Harold J. Gallagh- er, on fig-ires covering political party affiliation of men named to federal judgeships in recent years. In a formal statement, the de- partment said Gallagher was "in error" when he reported earlier this week that "since 1932, orily eight out of nearly 200 appointments of federal judgeships have not been democrats." Actually, the department as- serted 17 Republicans have been given lifetime appointments to the federal bench since March 4, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in for his first term. the northwest. While one column swung south from the crossing, eight miles northwest of Seoul, an- other Marine armored force took high ground north of the city. Thus the Allied artillery controls the approaches from Pyongyang, North Korean Red capital 120 miles northwest of Seoul; and cou- pled with the seventh division's en- try into Suwon, this chokes off the Reds' from supply or reinforce- ment from the north and south. Planning Giant Trap General Douglas MacArthur's grand strategy is to tie a noose around the Reds' Seoul supply and distribution center and then crush the Korean Red army ;n the south between the arms of a giant pincer. Unless well-organized reinforce- ments can break through from the north, it looked as though the clamps would close. There was no further word on a tenth corps intelligence report Thursday that a mystery Red arm- ored column from Manchuria was rolling southward. The nature of Seoul's outlying sections of mud-covered wooden houses resulted Thursday in a pre- mature report by aerial observers that Marines had entered Seoul it- self. Savagery of the fighting for Yongdungpo suburb Indicated that a tough battle was in immediate prospect for the capital. But resi- dents who Americans fled Seoul would be said the welcome. They said they were sick of the (Continued on Face 3, Column S.) KOREA   

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