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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight, Thursday; Cooler VOLUME so, NO. 200 Football Friday KWNO-FM FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER TWENTY-TWO PAGES 3 Forces Hit at Pyongyang Manhole Sealed Death of Two In Sewer To Gas Poisoning By Gordon Holte A coroner's investigation into the death Tuesday of two city engineering department employes in a manhole of the Glen View inter- ceptor sewer extension has brought the pronouncement that both men died of gas poisoning. The ruling was made today by Acting County Coroner John Tweedy who was present when the two men were taken from the 23-foot man- TODAY- Korean War Points Way For America By Joseph Alsop Tokyo American forces have now crossed The 38th parallel, and unless the enemy receives power- ful external aid, the Korean war has entered its last phase. This simple fact, Joagr forecast in this space, gives an entirely new; looK to the whole world situation. On the still-existiBg problems of Soviet Chinese interven- tion in Korea, there is very little that now needs to be said. If the Kremlin had been determined to win the Korean war, Stalin could have done so by sending in hard- ly more than a corporal's guard, dressed up in false whiskers to boot, at any time up to about a If the Kremlin had been determined not to lose its North Korean satellite, but over- estimated North Korean capabil- ities, Stalin could have arranged preventive occupation of North Ko- rea by the Chinese armies on the river on D-day plus one aft- er the Inchon landing. Stalin took neither of these obvious steps. Therefore, if either the Chinese or Russians now intervene, at this late date, with so much water al- ready over the dam, It will, mean only one thing. It will mean that the Kremlin posi- tively, actively and knowingly desires to plunge the world Into a third world war. Undoubtedly, now is the righ time to intervene if another world war is what the Kremlin wants. Even for the Inchon landing, our forces in Korea were actually on- ly reinforced by two Marine regi- hole shortly before noon yesterday. Dead as a result of the mishap are 27-year-old Robert Kramer, 565 West Fourth street, who collapsed while making a measurement in the shaft, and Arthur Thurley, 30, 602 West Fourth street, who was over- come when he attempted to rescue Kramer from the manhole. This morning, Dr. Tweedy stated that a sample of air from the manhole will be analyzed to deter- mine the type of gas responsible for the death "of the two men and in- structed City Attorney Harold Streater to make arrangements for the sealing of the shaft until the test can be made. Manhole to Be Sealed City Engineer W, O. Cribbs this morning was instructed to have the manhole sealed. The city engineer, meanwhile had eft a conference which he was at- tending in St. Paul yesterday and returned to Winona immediately after having been notified of thej death of the two employes. CribbH was one of three delegates sent by the city council to attend a conference over the relocation of lighway 61 to the south side of ,ake Winona. He was reached at the conference only a few minutes after the meet- Housing Credit Curbs Slated to Cut Inflation Bigger Payments, Higher Monthly Charges Required By Charles Molony Washington Home buyers! had their last chance today to try'j for easy-term mortgages beforej drastic new government controls force bigger cash down payments! and faster payoff terms. From tomorrow on: 1. Minimum cash downpayments for nonveterans will range fromj ten per cent en houses costing un-i der to 50 per cent on houses priced above Down pay- ments for veterans will run from five to 45 per cent. 2. Mortgages will have to be paid off within 20 years, except the few present day houses valued at or less, where 25 years will be allowed. That will mean higher monthly payments. The 'new terms, announced last night, apply to everyone ers, lenders, buy- far as new houses are concerned. j There were two other develop-1 ments in the government's effort! to hold down inflation and keep! the rearmament program 1. President Truman named Cyrus S. Chlng, federal medi- ation director, to chairman- ship of the new Wajre Stabil- ization board. That left only a price administrator still to be named among top mobiliza- tion officials. 2. The government placed Blair Man, 23, Killed by Truck In Jackson Co. Christ Egilson Third Fatality In Three Days Blair, Wis. The third Jackson county traffic fatal- iity in three days was recorded in this area Tuesday when Christ Earl Egilson, 23, of. Blair, was kill- ed three miles southwest of Black (River Falls. Egilson was struck by the arm of a moving truck's rear view mir- ror on highway 54 about p.m. He died seconds later. The son of Mr. anc! Mrs. Egll Egilson, he was with another Blair resident Burt the time. Hanson was not hurt. According to reports from Sher- iff Edward Rockney and Traffic Officer Paul Cooper, the 'Egilson car was parked in the middle of the highway, near the a hill. Beside Car Egilson reportedly was standing besiJe the car when he was struck. He had left the driver's seat to in- spect the trunk, authorities said. A truck driven by Donald Wyss of Black River Falls came over the crest of the hill, and the driv- er swerved to the opposite side of the road to avoid a collision. Sheriff Rockney said that the truck knocked over a mail box on the left side of the highway as a result. However one of the truck's Washington The is believed to have Forrest Davis, Jr., above, 21- year-old Quincy, Fla., farm youth is the Future Farmers of America "Star Farmer of Am- erica" for 1950. Davis will re- ceive the award Tuesday night at the national convention of the FFA in Kansas City, (A.P. Wirephoto.) Allies Plan One More Try for Peace in Austria By Edward E. Bomar The Irland, a tanker, starts down the ways at the German Wharft shipyard in Hamburg. The largest ship built in Germany since the end of World War H, the Irland was ordered for a Danish company. The Allied high commission gave special per- mission for its building. The Danish company has placed another order with the shipyard for a freighter. (A.P. Wirepnoto to The Republican-Herald.) in a move prices and assure the nation of its needs. The new curbs on home credit brought hope of one consolation to prospective home buyers Prices of houses may drop some- Raymond E. Foley, head of tie Housing and Home Finance agen- cy predicted the controls will bring prices down by (A) Cutting down the number of buy- ers and (B) Easing competition among builders for Jabor and terials, thus lowering costs. powers plan' to give Russia at least one more chance: to negoti- and knocked to) dispute rigid export curbs on cotton jate before turning the long the sheriff said, to halt advancing (rpstv riisnnte Third Fatality Egilson's death was the third locked Austrian treaty over to the United Nations. Dr. Karl Gruber.- -Austria's for- eign minister, said yesterday Ms country eventually may have to appeal to the U. N. for "real lib- eration" from "intruder" Russia. He blamed Moscow for blocking a treaty which would end the post- war occupation. However, diplomatic of- ficials forecast that such a move will be delayed until after there is another try for agreement by rep- But'on mortgage terms, buyers resentatives of the United _ States, ing had gotten under way and leftjCOulrl do better today if they Britain, France and Russia. The since Sunday la this area. Sunday afternoon two cousins and Reds Peril French Rule in Indo-China By Kenneth Ukes Hanoi French army is feverishly pushing work on a web of permanent fortifications to ho'.d 500 square miles of Reds Fight Fiercely, Balk At Surrender Battle Raging Less Than 100 Miles From Capital By Relman Morin Tokyo Red Koreans I fought bitter no-surrender actions today against three Allied forces striking toward the Communist j capital, Pyongyang. The -highest ranking American on the fighting front, Major Gen- jeral Hobart R. Gay of the First cavalry division, said the R.ed forces were doomed and the tak- ing of Pyongyang was only a mat- ter of time. "These cookies are Gay told war correspondents at First Cavalry headquarters. The Allied forward groups com- prising four South Korean divi- sions (Roks) and most of the First cavalry were insiie Red Korea less than 100 miles from Pyong- yang. They were driving on the capital from the south, southeast and east. S.ed Premier Kim H Sung told the people of North Ko- rea in a broadcast message they could not surrender. "Our motherland is now face to face with a grave Kim said. He ordered his shattered troops to "fight until the final day of victory. overcoming all diffi- culties." Answer to MacArthur Kim's message was obviously an answer to General MacArthur's second and "last time" surrender ultimatum of last Sunday, but the Red premier did not mention it. As the momentous talks drew near, this was the frontline situa- tion in Red Korea: On the east, two Rot divisions were mopping up small holdout to return to his office here. No Explanation The city engineer explained that the Incident was an unusual one and could venture no explanation for the occurrence. Most sewer workers agree that the presence of gases in a manhole not connected to a as the one in which the two men unique. In addition to Cribbs, other city touav n A emu could conclude a deal with'a bankjdcputies of the Big Four foreign and is survived by has parents a or other private lender, or get are scheduled to meet brother, John, and a sister. Mrs. mortgage-aid applications to an in London In mid-December. Eugene 0.. fice of the Federal Housing admin-1 Because of Communist failures The Rev. KM. Urberg will o.- istration (FHA) or Veterans ad-jin Korea and in the general at services at i mirncf rafirm 4-Vim.n -ic- Qt.in rrt ftr, TJ10 .P IFSt ijl nsraon a.. Austria there is some hope at the First Lutheran church The VA's expiring terms require the State department ttmt thisjhere will be in the Trem- in only a five per cent down pay- ment from veterans, regardless of the house's price. Those of the FHA require only a ten to 25 per cent down payment. Either would time Moscow may consent to settlement. aipealeau Valley church. cemetery, iMilivary rites will be conducted. officials who visited the accident i allow up to 30 years to pay off. site yesterday afternoon were City In. Effect Thursday j Attorney Streater and four members Private lenders' terms, never of the city council. Aldermen who inspected the site before subjected to government] regulation not even in World! were Council President William i War n heretofore could be as Theurer, L. Robert Prondzinski, easy as they feel like giving, al- James Stoltman and Loyde Pfeiffer.j though they've usually been stiff- The inspection by the council er than the government. And priv- body was described as "informal." Kenneth Boltz, 22, Sugar Loaf, who was partially overcome when ments olus the skeleton of an he attempted to rescue the two men American division, the Seventh, I from the manhole, is still confined with flesh put on it by incorporat- in the Winona General Hospital ed South Korean infantry. But today. Two other sewer crew mem- with the Third division now enter- bers who participated in the. futile rescue' attempts were affected by ;as but did not require hospitaliza- Flag At Half-Staff Mayor Cy Smith this morning re- quested that the flag at the city Building be flown at half-staff un- til after the funerals of Kramer and Thurley. City officials stated today that ing Korea, we are as fully com' mitted as we conceivably can be. With everything here, and with the rest of the world undefended ex- cept by our strategic Air Force, this is'the time for the Kremlin to strike if the Kremlin chooses. Unless every sign to date has been fantastically misleading, however, the Kremlin will not choose. If so, the world situation they will have a new look for a whole Thurley series of reasons. On the one hand, there will be the previously sug- gested effect on our Allies and po- tential Allies of the discovery that there is an. element ot "bogey- man" in the remorseless Soviet power which has so terrified them all. On the other hand, and even more important, is the ef- fect on our own estimate of the Kremlin's capabilities. As for the Kremlin's intentions, these were all too clearly re- vealed by the cradcness and the naked aggression of the North Korean attack. That showed ns what the Kremlin would do if it could, in a very helpful mind-clearing way. There can no longer be any doubt at all that the Kremlin pro- pelled the North Koreans into war on the flat, unquestioning assump- tion that they would meet with no opposition except from the feeble forces of the government of Syng- man Rhee. There can no longer be any question that this action was intended to be the first step in a much larger schsme of Asiatic and European conquest but con- quest on the cheap. The question that has remained open is whether the Kremlin poss- essed the power, or believed that it possessed the power, to carry (Continued on Page 18, Column 4) AlSOtS men's compensation contracts. Funeral services will be held Frl-iVA office by today, day for both men. Services for Thurley will be held at a. m. at the Watkowski Fu- neral home and at 9 a. m. at the nera oe not apartment projects, or store and call up of reservists, this in- St. Stanislaus church, the Rev. N. or factory construction, for whichidicates the Army has or will nave F. Grulkowski officiating. other control regulations are being! within a few months more tnan Burial will be in St. Mary's cerae- 1 drafted in the government's men. That does not inciuoe an unspecified but presumably suD- ate aren't bound to any down payment or payoff today. The control terms going Into ef- fect tomorrow won't effect pur- chases or sales of existing houses that is, "old" houses if the mortgage arrangements are made through private lenders without government guarantee. As far as private mortgages are concerned, the rules apply only to houses on which construction Draftees Called For December started since noon on August 3 andiat the D fV, not covered by loan commitme made before that time. As for FHA or VA mortgages, Army Seeks Decision on National Guard By Elton C. Fay, A. !P. Military Affairs Reporter Washington The military gave its Army expansion program another boost today with a new (call for more draftees, while !at the same time it tried to de- and 205 chaplains. Draft, calls, in- cluding yesterday's, added more. The number of men in re- serve units brought to active duty has not been announced. All these figures put together present an impressive statistical picture. But there remains the fact that the Army has only ten regular combat divisions, with an- an r, ff nnlirv what should be future policy I about using National Guard dwi- the rules apply to any house, no! The new draft call, issued last believed that both Kratner and matter when it was built or howlnight, is for inductees dur- ley were fully covered by work- old it is, if the mortgage applica-jing December. It raises the total tion isn't received by an FHA or I of calls since the defense program China. This action was south of the Cao- bang-Thatkhc border region where five French battalions were almost completely wiped out during the weekend by Communist-led guer- rillas. Vietminh forces dug pits and wide gaps in the road to block the French advance. They suc- ceeded in making the route im- passable for rolling equipment. As rocks from the road were strewn through the rice paddies, thej By John M Highlower n .._.. virinn Kvistad of Taylor were newly-conquered territory north of Hanoi. Sured in an automobile accident I In a 12-day offensive just ended, six battalions-about men- onhtehway 95 between here andlcut a swath through a triangular region of fiat ncelands 40 miles north Taylor Eldon died Sunday night; lof this chief city of north Indo- Omer died Tuesday morning. Sheriff Rockney, Officer Cooper and Al Lyons, Black River Falls chief of police, investigated last night's accident. County Coroner Sidney Jensen was also called. Egilscn was employed at the Ericksoii sawmill here recently. He is a veteran of World War Truman Leaving Today for Talks With MacArthur French ha'd to make long hauls to replace the filler material. Tru- Iman and General Douglas Mac- dirt in straw baskets to iill the holes in the road. Building S'acts Armv construction units Heavy mobile guards with auto-1Arthur will meet somewhere in the matic weapons and 40 millimeterj pacific this weekend for talks guns were used to protect the con-j sweeping the whole range of critical struction gangs. About Eastern problems, lagers voluntarily helped, hauling The chief executive, with a party of military and diplomatic advisers, planned to leave here today on the first leg of the long flight which he liave will resume at St. Louis Thursday party is due at Honolulu in FTveTAhe' main'VositTonslthe Hawaiian islands Friday, and are along the roadside. The twn mftn- mth MacArthur corn- are four and five miles back from the road, located to cover each flank. The big anchor fortification will be at Thai Nguyen. Several posi- tions already have been ringed with thick fences of sharpened bamboo sticks. Workers huddle each night in slit trenches behind other lust being organized. Months! Peasants who fled and hid in will be required to convert parti the face of advancing French col- the new manpower into combat jumns last week have now started .mits, ready for fighting wherever I to return to villages and are re- the United States since 193 weekend somewhere west of Hawaii. The exact location, and whether it would be on an island or a ship, were not dicsclosed. Plans were announced yesterday without any advance speculation, but White House Secretary Char- les G. Ross told reporters, "It is the result of no sudden emergen- cy." The talks will be the first meet- ing between the President and Mac- Arthur, who has not been back to they are needed. 'appearing in the fields. Aim of Controls The controls will apply 'started to I Added to men already in the to Army or brought in under feder- one and two-family size o--- alization of National Guard, I to combat inflation. tery. Thurley was a veteran of World War n and members of Leon J. Wetzel Post No. 9 of the American Legion will participate in military 1950 to "not more than services. in 1951. Control agencies said they hope stantial number of men in Deserve, to reduce production of houses [units brought into active duty dur- from the rate of'ing the last three months. _____ _ '_ __T___ The rosary will be said at the funeral home at p. m. today and another will be said by Father Grulkowski at 8 p. m. Thursday. Friends may call at the. funeral home after 7 p. m. today and after 2 p. m. Thursday. Funeral services for Kramer will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Breitlow Funeral home. Burial will be at Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call at the Breitlow Funeral home from 7 to 9 p. m.lAt ManitOWOC The new controls are deliberate- ly aimed at puncturing the boom for two purposes: (1) to check in- flation, both the general inflation and that in house prices, and (2) to save labor and materials which can be directed into defense pro- duction. Triplet Boys Born Thursday. Bus Stealer, 19, Accused of Larceny Jamestown, N. D. Charles Clyde Talbott, 19, of Jamestown, who was accused of stealing a 30- passenger bus, was charged yes- terday with grand larceny. Manitowoc, Wis. This ci- ty's first. triplets in five all Tulsday at Holy Family hospital. Spring Good The Army's reported objective, under the armed force proposed by President Tru- man is between and 1 men. Thus it 'seems probable the ob- jective canfbe reached perhaps by next Here is What already has hap- pened: Four National Guard divisions have been federalized. Although understength, their power proba oly amounted to, about Two regimental comb a. teams from the National Guard were brought in about 1C.OOO more men. Called to duty were 109000 individual reservists, then amj_iy 
                            

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