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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Partly Cloudy Tonight, Tuesday; Cooler VOLUME 50, NO. 204 To Vote You Must Be Registered Deadline 9 p. m. Tuesday FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER TWENTY-TWO PAGES Allies 40 Miles From iisenhower Says NO'toDewey Plea He Run Grown Pp Now, the 16-year-old Dlonne quintuplets will leave their Corbeil, Canada, home Tuesday for a four-day visit to New York. Accompanied by their father, Oliva the party win Include ten schoolmates. It will be the quints' first visit to New York. They will attend the Alfred E. Smith Memorial foundation dinner in the Waldorf Astoria hotel Thursday where they will sing In both French and English. They are shown above as they posed for the cameraman in their Corbeil living room. Left to right they are Yvonne, Marie, Annette, Ceclle and Emllie. The girls are avidly interested in all that goes on in the world, especially since they have just about decided on their individual careers. Although their fields differ, the quints each aim at a profession. They realize, too, that the attainment of their goals wffl mean years of long, hard work. The pictures on this page show the girls at their home in Corbeil, Ontario, practicing for what they hope will be their eventual voca- tions. This is the first of a series of pictures on the quints' trip to New York which will be printed In The Republican-Herald. TODAY- War Reveals Defects in U.S. Forces By Joseph Conference Over, Truman Due in California Tonight 3 400 Hurt Washington Alter a prolonged A r AffemDf intense experience, such as this re- AS Aliernpi To Mountain U. S. Control porter's recent experience with the Korean fighting, it is always hard to sort out what you bring home. The freight of impressions, moving and depressing, shocking and in- spiring, is altogether too heavy and various. Yet next to the deep, impression that is inevit- ably made by the sight of Ameri- cans in battle, one other stands out above all the rest. The task of rebuilding the strength of the West is going to be far harder than most people sup- pose. False of course, largely accounts for the inexcus- able American weakness, which made one of the poorest Soviet satellites a troublesome adversary for the richest nation in the world. But the Korean war has also re- vealed inherent, fundamental de- fects cannot be cured by the sim- ple, if expensive method of ap- propriating billions. These defects all relate, In one way or another, to the American method of fighting, which is to conserve man pow- er by overwhelming firepower by blasting and paralyzing the enemy before assaulting his positions. If this method is to be made to work against a more powerful op- Mexico City A mass attempt to climb Popocatepetl volcano for a religious ceremo- ny on its peak, re- sulted in three deaths and in- juries to more than 400 persons during the weekend. Some Catholics tried to climb the lofty peak to attend a ceremony blessing the ban- ners of Mountaineering Clubs of North and South America and Europe. They were caught in a blinding snowstorm. The offi- ciating priest and all but 300 of the climbers, failed to make the summit. The mass was can- celed. The Red Cross Alpine squad said a girl climber and a youth fell to their deaths over a 600- foot precipice when she lost her footing and he tried to save her. The body of an uniden- tified man was found by the returning climbers. Spends Sunday Seeing Sights In Honolulu Oil Affirmed Washington The Supreme court today refused to reconsider its j recent decisions that the federal government has paramount rights to 'rich oil lands under marginal seas Texas and Louisiana By Ernest B. Vaccaro Honolulu President Tn man is flying back to the main land today to report on his mee ing with General MacArthu Blot on Citizenship 1600 Eligible to Vote In Oty Not Registered The or more eligible voters who have not yet. registered for voting in the November 7 general election have only one more day in thus far has been extremely sluggish, Commissioner of Elections Boy G. Wildgrube observed today. Up to this morning, only 93 persons bad registered for voting in the general election while 55 others Future In Job At Columbia, General States the general election wiuiu uj viijcio had signed change of address cards 'registrants who reside in. the ex- New York General Dwight since the September 12 primary. jtreme ends of the city, i Elsenhower said flatly today that I "Of course, there will probably las ui ttiseimuwer saiu inn-ij viidvi _ i J.UGOG two Special CcSES win nnt b? a candidate for luite a rush today and tomor- to operation from 2 to 9 p. m. today, will not be a candidate ior wildgnibe acknowledged. Anyone who has not voted dur- residency in 1952. Wildgrube acknowledged. For the convenience of late regis- por the convenience 01 late regis- Eisenhower's statement came grants, the city recorder's office in r Governor Thomas E. Dewey said ]the city building will be open con- esterday he favored the supreme jtinuously from 8 a. m. to 9 p. j r VtAlTrK--- llied commander In World War n .s the Republicans, 1952 presiden- ial candidate. Eisenhower, now president of Co- umbia university, .said that his fu- ure lay in his job at the university. "If I should be re-elected gover- or and have influence with the STew York delegation, I would rec- mmend to them that they sup- jort General Eisenhower for Pres- dent if he would accept the Dewey said. Dewey took himself j jut of a third White House race m the most emphatic terms. He praised Eisenhower as "a vsry great world figure, the pres- dent of Columbia university, one of the greatest soldiers in our his- ;ory, a fine educator a man who really understands the problems of the world." Not in Race EjllU nona Athletic club to accommodate iaccepted. including lunch and today and Tuesday. Special registration desks also have been established in the West End Recreation Center and the Wi- ing the past two years, who has changed his address during this period or who will observe his 21st birthday before November 7 must register to be eligible for voting in the fall election. Wildgrube emphasized that regis- tration? must be made in parson and that no telephone calls can be U. 5. Infantry, South Koreans Race to Capital Red Resistance Crumbling Widely, Pockets Resist By Relman Morin Allied troops plung- ed today toward the flatland ap- proaches to the Red Korean capi- ,al of Pyongyang and possibly the .ast major battle of the war. The drive for Pyongyang was turning into 'a race between South Korean First division troops and the American First cavalry di- End of Korean War Seen in Few Weeks By Russell Brines Tokyo-m-Military circles here speculate generally that the Korean end after United pectmng drive into the North Korean Communist capital of Pyongyang. Speg- heads were within 40 miles of that city today. A slow and perhaps lengthy cleanup campaign to _ eliminate j o n -----------1 Dewev, who is running for ft third jholdout fragments of fxie North Ko- il ;erm as governor after first de-irean Red army PfOfX nying .he would be a candidate, tinue after the close of will the main was asked If .he might likewise change his mind on the presidency in 1952. Dewey has said repeatedly ie would not seek the 1052 nomi- nation after his national defeats in 194-1 and 1948. "I will under no circumstances can conceive of, or that could possibly exist, accept the nomina- ;ion for President in he an- rwered yesterday. "And I doubt military operation. Tokyo circles have been optimis- tic as to a quick end of the fight- ing since the September 15 land- ing at Inchon piuled apart the Com- munist army. This opinion has been voiced repeatedly by field com- manders who have said the North. litely are beaten. is considered here to the last major military and poh- John J. Raskob, Political Power Dead swered yesterday. "And I doub t Jve of me Unlted Ka_ if there is any Possibility that. Overland offensive. But its the situation would ever arise there- cted capture probably will not after." Dewey's announcement, which amplified and nailed down earlier remarks in praise of Eisenhower as a possible President, brought generally restrained comment from other Republican leaders. "Every Republican has the privi- lege of backing any candidate he wishes for the said National Republican Chairman Guy Gabrielson. "Our duty is to elect, not select." expected capture probably will not mark the highwater mark of the Allied drive northward. Army commanders have said often that their job is to destroy the North Korean military force and in doing so to hunt out its rem- nants, wherever they might be. How close the chase will take Al- lied troops to the explosive Man- churian and Siberian borders is not known. South Korean troops were first to cross the 33th parallel, the arbitrary CenterviUe, Md. (ffV- John J. Raskob, behind-the-scenes political figure of the '30s and a pioneer in the automobile installment-buying plan, died his estate here yes- terday. He was 71. A requiem mass wm be offered (World capitals still puzzled over, Governor Eart Warren of between North and South the significance of the rendezvousjfornla Dewey's running mate in pursuit of the broken Red on Wake Island. the 19'48 eiection, declined to com-jarmy that invaded South Korea Aides said the President is de- nt as did another G.O.P. pres-jJune 25. This could mean that Ke- prospect, Senator Robert publican forces will be used to A Taft of Ohio and two Massa-make the closest penetrations to rt. J.d.11, UJ. -icf hnrHors tOUChme along the coasts. voting extraordinary time and care to the major foreign policy address he will make in San Francisco at p.m. Tuesday p.m. C.S.T.) While he will preface his talk ibarren far Pacific jsiana as a presidential nominee, today still open co wie move to help the Far East Dewey's support of though mam highways and _rai peace, there has been no Eisenhower in 1952 as "real roads are under reguiai Aiiiea air tinn thnt. t.hp President will ela- attack. V_ICJ.HTi. tion that the President will e.la- statesmanship." U. S., Indonesia Sign Trade Pact _ _i j 4. t, t with a reference to his conference The high court issued two brief j General MacArthur on the orders turning down petitions from p m land the two states for reconsideration. t hrf ffi p Justice Jackson and Clark took no part in consideration the cases. The marginal sea areas often called tidelands have been leased in part by Texas and Louisiana, to private oil-extracting companies. Russ Mass Troops iNear Turkey, Iran chusetts Republicans, Senator Hen- ry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and Repre- sentative Joseph W. Martin, Jr., House Republican leader. Harold E. Stassen, twice an un- successful aspirant for the Republi- !can presidential nominee, today the Communist borders touching Korea on the northwest and north. There is little expectation in To> vision. The U. S. foot troopers smashed 12 miles before noon Monday. They fought through stubborn resistance to Sinmak, only 46 air miles from Pyongyang. They kicked off at dawn from. Namchonjon. Almost due north, South Korean division elements were in Suan, only 40 air miles from the capital. A. P. Correspondent Jack Mac- beth, with the South Koreans, said they "broke into a run" for Pyong- yang. American tanks led their thrusting column. Reds Crumbling There were signs the Red Korean army was crumbling rapidly. But large units still under, the firm control of commissar-type officers resisted fiercely at some points. The high mark of the Allied drive northward is expected to be the chase of fleeing ncd troops toward the explosive Manchurian and Siberian borders. While the four Allied columns drove toward Pyongyang, General 1 MacArthur had ample additional troops to throw at the faltering Reds wherever he chose to hit them. Speculation was rife that Mac- Arthur, back from his historic Wake Island conference Sunday with President Truman, had the signal to throw everything at the remaining Reds. Reil Prisoners Plentiful Prisoners in large numbers were ,4C gathered by the advancing troops, by The total now forces ing her arrival. As a former chairman of the fi- nance committee of General Motors, and associate of the Du Fonts of Wilmington, Raskob was one of the country's leading industrialists. But he was most remembered for his political experiences. He drop- ped out of his business positions in 1928 to back Al Smith in his unsuc- cessful bid for the presidency. Despite the setback, he remained a power in the Democratic party division, estimated that 20 per cent of their original number had de- serted before going into battle. At Samchofc on the Korean east coast, where an isolated action took place behind the lines, North Korean soldiers quit fighting. Prom a military point of view, confusion and disorganization ap- peared to be spreading rapidly in the Communist ranks, One force, dispersed after a brief engagement with the IT. S'. 24th until 1932, resulted in his assuming a monJsoutl1 and certain encirclement. Escape routes for the Commu- r_ borate greatly on the Wake island statement. The statement, signed by the President and initialed by the Unit- ed Nations supreme commander, followed their less than three hours the most important phase of it was the hour Mr. Tru- Stassen now is president of the University of Pennsylvania. talk. Actually, (Continued on Page 15, Column 2) jRoem and reports from the Turkish Iborder town of Kars say Russia has Jakarta, econ- six divisions on her fron- tier with Turkey and Iran. The reports said the troops were from Leninakan in Soviet Armenia. Istanbul, Turkey Uncon-j (Continued on Page 16, Column 2) rmpH TAnnrts frrtm thA Turkish CONFERENCE laration. I am pleased he has taken this step. I have long ago expressed and SiPiX 'CSCw. been host to both indus- trial and political hierarchy for 20 years. Several guests were down from New York for the weekend when he suddenly became ill and died before a summoned physician could arrive. Death was due to a heart attack. Survivors other than his wife in- clude three sons, seven daughters, a brother, Will Raskob of Wilming- ton, and two sisters, Mrs. G. Ray nists were open to the north of Pyongyang in the west and Hung- President Truman Sunday re- iterated earlier statements that American troops would be with- a American troops wuuiu uc Stassen, former governor of Min-idrawn from Korea as soon as possi- nesota, said In a statement: ble after the fighting ends. This "Governor Dewey showed real m itself will be a prolonged and statesmanship in his forthright dec- complicated operation and proba- jontinue to have a very high regard poiing the American Eighth Army g will take months to complete. The four divisions regularly com- nam on the east coast. One east coast force, were stationed in Japan at war's outbreak. the Kaiser and Mrs. Gertrude A. I both of Wilmington. ALSOPS iMerle Cochran. Oklahoma Lady Objects To Calling Troops Yanks By Arthur L. Eflson Washington (IP) A lady down m Cache, Okla., thinks newswriters and newscasters should stop calling the U. S. troops fighting in Korea "Yanks Miss J.tfaruta Adams, who says she's a researcher of history, and politics, wrote The Asso- ciated Press she thinks the word "Yankee" has a shady past. She says it started with the Indians. They were trying to say or its French equivalent, "Anglois." By the time the Indians got through with it, it came out "Yankee." When the colonies were breaking away from Britain, the English called the colonials "Yankees" in derision. And so from the "start, Miss Adams says, "Yankee" was a bad name. Miss Adams seems to have a point at that. Her version of the birth and early hard times of "Yankee" agrees with the Encyclopedia Brtttanica. But that old word worrier, H. L. Mencisen of Baltimore, has a' different idea. In his book, "The American Mencken says "Yankee" comes from the Dutch. It's a corruption of "Jan" and or John Cheese, as an Englishman is John Bull. But he, too, agrees that "Yankee" came up the hard way, It was applied to early New Englanders, as a sign they had more cunning than they had scruples. Mencken' says the New Englanders didn't mind it. But during the Civil war "Yankee" bobbed up again. The southerners hurled it at the northerners, but there's no evi- dence anyone was wounded by it. All right. We rule out Yankees, what do we call the troops then? Miss Adams says But there has been some ob- jection to that because a na- tive of Canada or Honduras is an American, too. United Staters? United State- sians? See what we're up against, Miss Adtuns? They said four of the divisions were encamped at Yerivan near the triangle where Russia, Turkey and Iran meet. 2 lowans Unhurt In Crash Landing Pipestone, Minn. (JP) Two Sioux City, Iowa, man walked, un- injured from their airplane late Sunday after it crash landed on the Millar Gilllland farm near Pipe- stone, almost out of gas. The two men were en route to Chicago and continued their trip by automobile without leaving their names. A high wind had blown them off their course. The plane contained a pilot li- cense issued to Robert Volin, Sioux City. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, cooler Low tonight 48, high Tuesday 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, Sunday: Maximum, 71; minimum, 46; noon 71; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 48; noon 78; preciptation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 19. accused President Truman and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur held their historic rendezvous on tiny Wake Island and emerged from an hour-long Quonset hut conference in complete agreement on a policy for suppressing Communion-in Asia; complete approval by the President of General MacArthur's conduct of the Korean campaign, and a pledge to the Japanese people of a peace treaty to which Mr. Truman said, "they are entitled." After a warm greet- ing by General MacArthur, left, on his arrival at Wake, Mr. Tru- man conferred a Medal of Merit and an Oak Leaf Cluster to the general's Distinguished Service medal (second of executing 800 South Korean pri- soners near Wonsan and Yonghung, raced north with 100 American prisoners. A South Korean survivor of lie mass execution said he heard the North Koreans plotting to take the American prisoners to Manchuria. Spotty Resistance The pattern of fighticg over the whole war front was one of spotty resistance. At some points both the and South Koreans were impeded only by mined roads and broken bridges. At others the North Koreans fought bitterly, then fled into hills. Both the South Korean first di- vision at Suan, and the American First cavalry division, at Namchon- jom were appraoching the southern ends of mountain passes that lead to open country beyond. Once they have reached the flats. General MacArthur's spokesman said the advance is expected to proceed more rapidly. There will :e fewer places of concealment for the Reds. Air observers sighted two con- voys moving southward. The first wa's beading for Pyongyang and appeared to be composed of about 100 vehicles. The second was head- ing south from the capital toward Sariwon. The U, S. First cavalry spear- head was, north of Namchonjom, 58 air miles southwest of Pyong- yang and just below Sariwon. The Americans took the town in a sharp fight and moved northward. The South Korean first division was at Suan, 40 miles from Pyong- yang to the southeast. Patrols speared inside the city, North Ko- rean tanks appeared but fled be- fore the South Koreans. Eastern Approach The South Korean Third Division, was in the center of the Korean peninsula approaching Pyongyang from the east. It was 60 miles away and meeting little opposition. The South Korean Eighth divi- sion took Koksan, 50 air miles southeast of Pyongyang after an 18 mile advance in 12 hours. .On the east coast the South Korean capital division captured Younghung, 30 miles north of the big port of Wonsan.   

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