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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Cool Pleasant Friday VOLUME 50, NO. 201 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1950 To Vote You Must Be Registered Deadline October 17 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Election Registration Deadline October 17 October 17 is the last day to register to vote in the November 7 election Those who haven't voted in the past two years or will become ol age by November 7 must register by October 17. Voters who have moved since the last election must sign transfer cards or change of address cards. The correct address must appear on the voting record cards. j The recorder's ofBce is on the second floor ox' the city hall and open from 8 a. m. to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p. m. except Saturday when the office will be open from 8 a. m. until 12 noon. The office will also be open continuously on Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17, from 8 a. m. until 9 p. m., including trie noon and supper hours. A special registration day win be conducted in the first and fourth wards on Monday, October 16. In the first ward registration will be at the West End Recrea- tion Center and in the fourth ward at the Winona Athletic Club from 2 to 9 p. m. to accommodate voters in the extreme ends of To be eligible to vote, one must have been a resident of the state for six months and must have lived in the precinct in wnicn he votes for at least 30 days. _________ Military Costs in 1951 May Go Over Billion Toll in Korea Just a Beginning, Matthews Warns Detroit Has More Cars Than Street Space Truman-MacArthur Talks May Be On Warship Off Wake battleship Missouri was ruled out today as the site for this weekend's historic meeting of President Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. Speculation arose earlier that since Mr. Truman and the general are headed for Wake island, an ill-equipped location for the large party, one of two Missouri and the Mount Hear Truman at O.E.S. Installation By Ernest B. Vaccaro St. Louis President Tru- man held out hope today that he and General Douglas MacArthur may find a way to counter the ex- plosive threat of Communism Jn the Far East. He contended that the free .na- tions are "making progress" to-j peace "in spite of conditions are prevailing In the Far Out of his -weekend conference in the Pacific, the President predicts ed, may come "some contribution to the peace of the world." Mr. Truman's talk last night, to a meeting of the Missouri Order of the Eastern Star, highlighted his stopover here en route to the spec- tacular rendezvous -with MacArth- ur. miles away. Although some persons heard the President's speech, to a closed meeting of the Masonic af- serve as the meeting site. The Missouri was regarded as a likely choice until reports came to- day that it was in action late Wed- nesday night bombarding North Korea near the Chinese Manchu- rian border. Shortly after news of the bom- bardment arrived, word came from the President's official circle in St. Louis that the "Mighty Mo" had been definitely ruled out as Omaha, Neb. Secretary of the Navy Matthews said today the .cost of operating the national mil- jitary establishment alone next year may exceed this year's en- Itire national budget. That would be more than He said that the final sum, when! determined, "will be painful to contemplate" and "will' test the national character to face up to the reality." Matthews went on to caution there must be "no hesitation or indecision." about going through with the plans for new military legislation now being drawn up for presentation to Congress when it reconvenes on November 27. "It must not be he! said, "that Korea is only a torn of the political plague which! afflicts the world. Total war may] not be inevitable, but we dare not1 assume that it is avoidable." The Navy chieftain voiced these views in an address prepared for a home state audience, tbe Ne- braska Bankers association. To finance the new defense ef- fort, he said, new taxes will have! to be paid, controls endured and the even tenor of our civilian Detroit The motor city has more cars than it has street space. It has become a serious' prob- lem. Police say cars are "suffo- cating" on the streets, particu- larly when it rains in this metropolitan area of nearly population. The traffic paralysis was brought forcibly to the atten- tion of the city authorities by a heavy downpour' last Monday. Everybody complained. The city council called in Po- lice Superintendent Edward Morgan and Traffic Director James M. Hoye yesterday. Mor- gan said: "We a.ce rapidly advancing toward a period of traffic stag- nation in which motorists will be delayed for hours just trying to drive around the block." Hoye: "It's what you might call traf- fic suffocation. There was a 31 per cent increase in cars in Detroit in the first six months of 1S50." pursuits will be violently disturb- ed." Matthews gave a preview have the meeting place. No definite time has been an- nounced for the Truman-MacArth- "planners mind in the way of when he said that "cost of operating the department January, when of defense alone could amount to than as much or more than the federal told a reporter. Writers Agree G.O.P. Will Gain In New Congress By John Chadwick Washington Senator Kerr (D.-Okla.) predicted today that the Democrats will chalk up a net gain of at least two Senate seats President Forgets St. Tru- man came back to his hotel after tbe Eastern Star meeting; last nipht and decided to tele- phone Mrs. Truman tn Wash- ington. "Operator, this is the Presi- said. "I'd like to call tbe White House." There was a pause, while the operator got her breath. he said, turning to his press secretary, Chartes G. Boss, "what's that Ross filled him 1414, a number known to prac- tically everybody else In Wash- ington. in the November 7 elections. "You can be sure that there will be mere Democrats in the Senate in NORTH KOREA SHELLED United Nations as mucn or more uuui me icucim thp Demo- budget for all purposes this year." com- filiate, red. newspaper men were bar- Typewritten transcripts his re- marks were made available to the press later by Presidential Secre- tary Charles G. Boss. That Wake Island will be the scene of the weekend, the first face-tc-face meeting of the President and the United Nations' commander was the opinion of Last January President Tru man banded Congress a budget of After the. .Korean fighting started in June, he asked' Congress for nearly additional money, largely for mil- itary purposes both at home and abroad. In all, Congress appropri- ated well over for the fiscal year ending next June 30. Matthews, however, apparent- ly referred to the original budget since he referred to a figure of 'over 40 billion dollars." Matthews called Korea a cratic senatorial campaign com-: mittee, said he was not so familiar with races for House seats. But he that' the Democrats' pros- pects for picking up additional strength in the House must; be good, judging from the senatorial campaigns. Republicans, of course, have been predicting that the gains will be made by their party. Senator Brewster of Maine, chairman of the G.O.P. senatorial campaign com- mittee, said last week that chances test- are "fairly good" that Republicans Place for the imperialistic will capture control of boOi the ur conference, but the timing of Mr. Truman's flight in the Paci- fic indicates that it might be late Saturday or Sunday. The Mount McKinley was the flagship of Vice Admiral James H, Doyle during the recent landings at Inchon. MacArthur observed that operation from its decks. It is an amphibious force command ship and, accordingly, had a large amount of Quarters and communi- cations facilities. However, the Mount McKinley is Pace or e m of Communism." He said Senate and the House I tbe fightino- is not yet finished and Fifty Washington political writ- _o _. ____ HJnTTTCTimAlr most members of the President's siow and might not be able party. Press Secretary Ross stoutly de- clined to say. the plans Speaking after seeing his adopted. Miss Mary Jane Truman, installed as Missouri worthy grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mr. Truman declared in his neighborly, off-the-cuff fashion: "Now I am or. my way to have a conference with General Mac- Arthur, and I hope that out of that conference will come some contri- bution to the peace of th? world. Progress Cited "For five long, hard years as President of the United States I have labored diligently to attain a peaceful world. I think, in spite of conditions which are prevailing in nil the Far East, that are making progress toward that point." The President scheduled a 3 p.m. take off from Lambert-St. Louis airport in tbe Independence on the second lap of his flight. He is due at Fairfield-Suisan air- port in California at p.m. and at Hickam Field, Honolulu, at 8 o'clock Friday morning. A four- hour stop is planned in California, a 16-hour layover at Hickam Field. The meeting with the general af- ter MacArthur's spectacular vic- tory in Korea may figure heavily in the congressional election cam- paign. Mr Truman will make it the basis' for foreign policy speeches at San Francisco October 17 and to the United Nations general as- sembly in New York October 24 The White House has labeled both of these talks "nonpolitical." Dispatches out of Tokyo quote informed officials as saying Gen- eral MacArthur is expected to warn the President that future Red at- tacks can be headed off only by a powerful U. N. force. It was as "big brother" to Mary Jane Truman that the President flew into St. Louis last night to help honor her. Smiling and friendly, she walked to the rostrum in Kiel auditorium in a new white lace gown between the President and her older brother, J. Vivian Truman of Grandview, Mo. The President, a 33rd degree Mason, called it a "very high hon- or to the family" and said "we aH appreciate it." to reach the vicinity of the meet- ing in the time and available since there undoubtedly remain some ers polled by Newsweek magazine won. "As yet, many carrot tell how i Democratic control. The maga- billions of dollars our partiztae made the results public last in the Korean effort will cost. We] night. do not know how many additional! The magazine said the BO corre- Americans must pay with their ispondents predicted an average blood or their lives in this first IG.O.P. gain of 31 seats m the effort by the free nations of the! House and four in the Senate. The world to turn back the tide of j Democrats now outnumber the Re- modern tyranny. I publicans 54 to 42 in the Senate 'But when the cost in vanished'and 262 to 172 in the House. Allied Forces Pushed ahead toward Pyongyang, Red Korean capital, on three fronts today as a ?al- task group bombarded the North Korean coast (D) near Chongjin, rail and com- 43 miles from the Manchurian border. U. S. troops (A) driving on Kumchon from three directions. South Koreans (B) overwhelmed Red resistance at Kumhwa, and Pyongyang. At Wonsan CO, Allies were battling Reds a mile west-of the city. (A.P, Wirephoto to The Demands U. S. French Abandon Ban Communist Party Important Fort In Indo-China May Indicate New Landing In N. Korea Miles From Manchuria Line By Relman Morin Tokyo The battleship Mis- souri and allied warships set Chog- jin port afire today with a thun- derous bombardment and naval air strikes far north oa Bed Korea'! east coast. The sea-air 'attacks were not many miles from j Communist China and Soviet Siber- ia borders. There were indications the heavy shelling was continuing. Tbe burning Bed iron and steel center of people is 34 miles southwest of' Red China's Manchur- ia frontier and 48 miles southwest of Soviet Siberia. It is 140 miles from Siberian Vladivostok, s. ma- jor supply head for Red Korea's heavy weapons. Down the east coast 200 miles is Wonsan, northernmost advance point of Allied spearheads pressing toward the Red capital, Pyong- yang, near the west coast. Carrier planes rocketed and strafed Chongjin in a fiery two- day prelude to the warship bom- bardment. Allied Ships Help In addition to the-Mighty Mo, .the U. S. heavy cruiser Helena. [and unidentified British, Canadian and Australian vessels took part. After an hour of shelling parts of the city were seen blazing. The Missouri blasted shore targets with one-ton missiles from'her 16-inch guns. The Mo is the flagship of the task group commander, Vice Ad- miral Arthur D. Struble. A. P. Photographei-Correspond- enlTGer.e Herrick aboard the Mis- souri reported the bombardment started Thursday with indications that it was continuing. It was the northernmost point in Red Korea to come under the Al- lied big naval guns. Carrier planes softened up the By Graham Berry Los AnseUs-W-After demanding that the Communist party be j outlawed, the American Legion winds up its 32nd national convention ,o- day with a on universal military training and the election of both officers. Delegates ure expected to back UMT unanimously. They also will leam whether their foreign relations committeewiU recommend that they urge the ouster of Secretary of State Dean dollars, in shattered bodies and buried dead is all totaled up, that will be just the beginning of the] price to be paid. The final task; the plans for the conference were will remain to be done. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and cool tonight. Friday fair and pleas- Iowa City Waiter Stabbed to Death Acheson. This issue was to come before the convention yesterday, but after a day-long session, the committee could" not agree on a recommenda-1 tion. As for the election, word from department caucuses is that Erie Cocke, Jr., 29, Dawson, Ga., air- lines executive and farmer, has the edge over his two opponents in withdrawal from the former key i the bombarded city pushed steadily Vietminh base Thai Nguyen, in ahead on Lutherans Oppose Envoy to Vatican CoJumbus, Ohio The American Lutheran church closed j By Seymour Topping Saigon, Indo-China French today announced shore targets Wednesday. j The Helena began the bombard- ment Thursday with her elght-inch- ers, and the Missouri followed with two-ton missies Irom her 16-inch guns. The shooting was reported J90 per cent accurate on selected (Red targets and fires were seen I blazing in the city an hour after bombardment began. their! Allied ground troops far south of north Indo-China, which they seiz- three fronts toward the south, south- west and east. Resistance Spotted been1 Those approaches to the nest of Defiant Premier Kim U Sung's re- gime are fiercely defended by the Reds in some spots. In other sec- tors they were reported withdraw- Iowa City, -A candidates. The other Donald Wil- son, 33, Clarksburg, W. Va., at- jtorney. The third contestant fo_r ant. Low tonight 42 in city, 38 in country. High Friday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 70: minimum, 46; noon, "That is to build up our mili- tary strength sufficiently to sup- port and make effective our inter-! national policy to establish a free' world where freedom-loving peo- ple can live in peace." Matthews told the bankers that j employer's attractive wife, was stab the limit on the expenditure to death early today while is Georee dollars for national d ef ens ejpolice custody and the cafe is George should depend only on what men jwas held for the slaying. Ithe race for national commander. lts national convention here last area of fertHe rice lauds, had been night by strongly criticizing to destroy importeat, posals to appoint another Two World War H Candidates He is one of two World War retir" j Brazil, Ind. like you know would be within the: County Attorney Jack C. White power of our national economy to said James Lons, 52. operator of a support." cafe popular with students in this said there was "grave dan- juniversity town, had admitted stab- that the American peopleIbing Andrew (Andy) Davelis, 40, 60; precipitation, none; sun sets to- not realize the necessity ofiwhile two policemen' were leading night at sun rises tomorrow aticontinuing to up military Daniels toward a squad car; vir- rmiM-.pri Lmis as savinc his! In addition, the convention will elect five There is can representative to the Delegates representing the A.L.C.'s more than mem- bers approved a resolution declar- ing representation by either an ed less than two weeks ago. A French military spokesman; said the withdrawal had made voluntarily, without any Vietminh pressure, to a new de- fense line about 15 miles south of Thai Nguyen. The spokesman explained defeat appeared jn the .e for the staggering Reds. were reported In from the central wholesale with- drawals were indicated. South Ko- rean Sixth division troops o v e r- whelmed Red resistance at the That had However, Associated Press Cor- respondent Kenneth Likes report- ed in a delayed dispatch from Hanoi yesterday after accompany- Sin! D Roosevelt Shreveport. La. The Legion rotates Additional weather on Page 5. 'strength once a final Korean vic- itory was attained. White quoted Lons as saying wife had been going out with i veils for some time. "I went after him to cut his ears White quoted Lons. Lons was held in jail. No charge ;had been flled. j Mrs. Viola Lons, 42, attractive ,brunet who is a past regent of an jlowa City chapter of the Daugh- 'ters of the American Revolution, this office among a Protestant, a Catholic and a Jew. I was in seclusion at her home. White said Davelis, driving employer's car, picked up Mrs. Lons at the cafe about a. m. Lons and three companions followed Davelis who left the car and ran into a. nearby residence crying "Help me, help me." White said Lons paused to "beat up his wife" while his companions, President Harry S. Truman shakes hands with five-year-old Virginia Hope in the lobby of the Hotel Jefferson at St. Louis after his return from an early morning walk today. At the left is Mrs. Chester Hope of Doniphan, Mo., mother of the little girL (A.F. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) his yesterday in dealing with Cornmu-1appointed a nists and subversives. The dele-' gates were unanimous ia recom- lug 1 t ambassador or a- personal repre- mg French forces operatmg in the sentative of the president at that the French had planned Roman Catholic church's head- to make Thai Nguyen the anchor _- fortification for a series of 30 brick fortresses guarding the area. Already two key posts on the Ir. do-China frontier have been ._. abandoned by the French, leaving :can ;n 1939 Taylor held the postjthe Vietminh with an open road .can .n he fe. for wide stretches to Communist supplies and training in. south China. L ion urged stera measuressfEned. President Truman has not n t mending: Outlaw of the Communist party, by constitutional amendment if necessary; Communists who are American citizens should be intern- ed and tried as traitors, those not citizens should be treated as ene- my spies; federal legislation al- lowing the death penalty for-per- sons convicted of espionage, sabo- tage or sedition in times of peace Dean of U. S. Lobbyists Retiring After 32 Years them in another car. They curbed ias wejj as War; removal from gov- ernment office anyone under whom Communist activities have been al- lowed to operate. Other unanimously approved re- solutions deplored the release from one of ffiem his brother, chased Qf Longsnore union Chief Har- Davehs. ry Bridges, urged continuance of Police, meantime, hac been call- House un.American activities ed. As were leading commended A. F. L. from the residence, "Lons and nisi brother swarmed over White said. anti-Communistic work and reaf- firmed faith in the F. B. I. and its that Davelis had director' J' Hoover. fray, unaware been wounded. They proceeded to the station where he died within a few minutes. Liner Aquitania Swept by Fire Faslane, Scotland (ff) The Aquitania, once proud queen of the was swept by fire today as she lay in a shipj'ard here to be broken up for scrap. There was no indi- cation of what caused the fire. Polio Closes MayviHe Schools Mayville, Wis. Local pub- lic and private schools were ordered closed Wednesday when the illness of two children was diagnosed as polio. A tentative reopening date was set for October 18 By Arthur L. Ertson Washington The dean of the nation's lobbyists, Ben- jamin C. Marsh of People's Lob- by, Inc., is retiring. For 32 years Marsh has look- ed tried to the Washington scene. Now he's 74, and the doctors say it's time for him' to rest. At the end of 'this month, both he and the People's Lobby, Inc., will go .out of business. Maybe you mentally picture ft lobbyist as a well stuffed char- acter who has a well stuffed expense account and who smokes a well stuffed cigar. If so, your mental picture needs retouching, as far as_ Ben Marsh is concerned. He's a lean, twinkly, scrag- gly haired individual who would love to smoke a pipe. The doc- tors have said no, but he keeps it in his mouth, unfilled and cold, for old times' sake. As for fat expense accounts- People's Lobby, Inc., accord- ing to Marsh, is supported by contributors. He sr.ys most of these have small, fixed in- comes and that five-sixths of all' contributions are for less. "I play it he said. "I go up before a congressional committee and say: 'We haven't any votes. We haven't any mo'ney. Suppose you consider the merits of the legislation for a change.' On the other hand, the in- evitable duplicating machine has been busy tossing out ideas and opinions. "If you grind, grind, grind, said Marsh, "you may get out some facts that will get people to think." Incidentally, Marsh once was investigated by the attorney general. "That was bank in he said. "Harry Daugherty sent a man around to ask questions. At that time I think they had the idea I was taking Moscow gold." Marsh pulled on the empty pipe, and then said cheerfully: "Hell, my big trouble has been that I haven't been able to get hold of any good old American gold, much less Moscow's." rail-highway of hubs of Kumhwa, Chorwon and Pyonggang. Those captured cities form a tri- angle, with Pyonggang at the apex 28 miles north of 38, Roads from hem lead northwestward toward Pyongyang. An Eighth Army spokesman said there was stub- born and fierce fighting in each town before they were taken. West of the triangle, U. S. First avalry troopers were joined by British and Australian troops; in their smash on Kumchon, a suppos- ed defense bastion for Pyongyang, which lies 62 miles to the North- west. Attacking1 Kumcbop A. P. Correspondent William J. Waugh, with U. S. First cavalry troopers, said two tank-led columns were driving on Kumchon from the south and east, with a third making wide end run to high ground northwest of the city. From that high ground, the cav- alry's artillery dominated the road .eading northwest from Kumchon toward Pyongyang-. Waugh said it was estimated some Iteds might be trapped in and south of Kumchon. Major General Hobart R. Gay, First Cavalry division commander, estimated Wednesday that a total force of might be defend- ing the southwestern approaches to Pyongyang. Gay said Thursday the Reds lacked the men for a solid defense line and added: "There are soft spots and we will find them." His field officers said the ad- vance was slowed more by precau- tions taken to wipe out all Bed pockets than by formidable de- fenses. The Kumchon-Fyongyang road was heavily mined. "This won't. be, as fast, but it will cost less Gay comment- ed. The cavalry division had advanc- ed 12 miles above parallel 38 up to noon Thursday. On the northeast sector, ele- (Continned on Pace 5, Column 4) KOEEA