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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Windy, Cold Tonight, Friday The Proof of FM Superiority Is In the Listening VOLUME 50, NO. 225 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1950 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Nation-Wide Phone Strike Begins t G. 0. P. Gains Intensify Demands Acheson Resign By Marvin L. Arrowsmith I of whether President Truman will Washington Republican I move to head off the expected yol- gains in the congressional elections ley of G.O.P. criticism by trying appeared today to herald a slam-bang new attack on the Truman administration's handling of foreign policy. The prospect raised the restore bipartisan co-open which lately has been withei However, the Republican p as a prelude to any real barn seemed almost certain to be price Season s First Snow Swirls Into Winona Heads up, boys, the white stuff is flying again! firing of Secretary of State Ache- son, and Mr. Truman so far has refused to yield on that. Acheson said yesterday he has no intention of quitting. The outcome of Tuesday's vot- ing, where foreign policy was one of the main issues, put the Repub- licans in a position to be exceed- ingly troublesome so far as the j Truman program is concerned in I the 82nd Congress, which convenes January 3. Big G.O.P. Inroads The Democrats retained numer- ical control of both branches of Congress, but the Republicans made big in-roads in the off-year balloting. In the Senate, the Democrats A At DUO WV.iJ, _ !_. v t_ J 1 T f Ali Ullt Actually, today's snow flurries arrived just about on schedule, Last i eaked by witn 49 seats to 47 vember 2 ana year, for example, Winona recorded a trace of snow November 2, and I G Q p js a net gain of five members for the Republi- had a quarter-inch November 16. OI Ilv On the 2lst, three inches of wet snow blanketed the area but nr.elteo. who key administra- soon afterwards. Three days later, two inches fell and stuck around 'leadfirs o{ tte Senate there were snow flur. chalking up their victories. ries November 8. Snow came one In the House, where one contest day earlier in 1947. The weather stjH was' undecrfed the Repubh- Puzzling Lull In Fighting on Korean Front Seoul A nuzzling lull marked the Korean war today. Sixty thousand Chinese Red troops are in far North Korea and as many more are available im- mediately in Manchuria. Hence, the lull wasn't due to Red inability to kco up the pressure that last week forced hasty U. N. withdrawals in northwest Korea. The Chinese, having pulled back this week seemed to be awaiting further orders. Move Cautiously Allied ground forces moved cau- tiously ahead for short distances, continuing consolidations started gradually four days ago. MacArthur's spokesman said the Chinese troops were well trained and disciplined. Neither he nor U. S. Eigtht Army officers made any forecast on the next Chinese move. A U. S. tenth corps spokesman said the Chinese 184th division was in retreat from the big Changjin power dam front in north-central Korea where U. S. Marines had been measuring advances in yards. Small gains were reported by the U. S. Seventh division which was within 24 miles of the Man- churiar border in northeast Ko- rea. Advance Unopposed The ROK Capital division also advanced slowly and was within 100 miles of the Soviet Siberian border on the cast coast. On the northwestern front, Brit- ish Commonwealth troops and ele- ments of the U. S, 2-lth division advanced unopposed as much as three miles north of Kunu and from a line running westward from the Chongchon river front. The British said they found evi- dence of a hasty withdrawal by the Reds northwest of Pakchon. had stayed away just long enough Many bodies found. ._ At "sea. a fast U. S. carrier task j Today was the last day of the force ranged the North Korean i duck season, coasts records show a trace of snow No- vember 10, 1946, and flurries No- vember 7, 1945. Rough Winter The last few years have been nothing like the winter 25 years ago when a half-inch of'snow fell October 9. The following day the temperature was 23 degrees. That year lake was frozen October 27, Wednesday's high here was 48, the low 30, and rainfall measured .33 of an inch. For some areas in the country, according to the Associated Press, it was the coldest weather of the season. At Denver, Colo., and Lan- der, Wyo., nine inches of snow the winter season. But winter's hand was far closer to Winona than that. At International Falls, Minn., the nation's ice box, more than fix inches of snow had fallen. Su- perior, Wis. hid three inches. Storm warnings were posted for the Great Lakes as winds up to 40 miles an hour were forecast. Highway traffic was slowed and airplane flights canceled during the peak of a snowstorm which whipped across the Red River val- ley. Winds reached 50 mile? an hour. Freezing Line There was a freezing line from the Rockies to northern Indiana and the cold Canadian air pushed as far south as central Texas. Winnipeg reported that cold weather was continuing today across the Canadian prairies. Overnight temperatures were near zero or lower in most areas, with a high of 20 above forecast for to- day. Skies were clear and winds light in Alberta, but in Saskatche- wan and Manitoba northerly winds continued, with scattered snow flurries. By noon today the mercury had slipped to 30 degrees from a a. m. reading of 32. To- night will be continued perhaps 22 degrees and windy, the weather forecaster said, with occasional snow flurries. Flights of ducks were moving south, down toward Minnesota and the Mississippi flyway. But they aers in contrast to the 169 they lave in the present Congress. The new Democratic total in the House stood at 234 as against 259 currently. In the House at present then- is one American-Laborite, who was defeated Tuesday. In the new group there will be one independ- ent, who heretofore has been iden- tified politically as a Democrat. Six vacancies also were filled in the election. House Margin It Two hundred eighteen House seats are needed for a mathemati- cal majority. Hence, the Demo- crats probably will have a margin of about 16 seats instead of the present 44, On both sides of the Capitol the Democrats' edge is too narrow for any comfort. It means the old coalition of Republicans and south- ern Democrats which has thwart Youngdahl Lead Biggest In His 3 Races D.-F. L. Retains 4 Seats in Congress; G.O.P. Holds State Minneapolis Gov- ernor Youngdahl was re-elected in Tuesday's general election by the biggest margin he has achieved in the three times he has run for that office. With nearly per cent of the precincts reported, the Republican governor's winning margin over Harry H. Peterson, the Democrat- ic Farmer-L a T> o r leader, was In 1946 Youngdahl defeat- ed Harold Barker by and two vears ago he won from Char- les Halsted by Every present state office hold-j Telephone Workers form a picket line in a cold drizzle in front of Bell Telephone Company head- quarters in Detroit this morning. A nation-wide walkout of C.I.O. Communications Workers began this er who was a candidate for re- j morning at 6 a. m. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) election kept his job. Republicans swept state offices. Democratic Farmer-Laborites re- tained their four seats in Congress j but failed to threaten in the state j' races. Chief Justice Charles Loring and the two associate justices who had 1 opposition won their races. One of three proposed constitu- tional amendments seemed certain of adoption. Two others were fail- ing. Bjornson New The Republican official family will present one new face. Valdi- mar Bjornson, radio commentator and editorial writer, was elect- ed state treasurer to succeed the Veteran Julius Schmahl who is re- tiring at the end of his present term. As usual Secretary of State Mike Holm piled up the biggest vote. His vote was to for Mrs. A. J. McGuire, the D.-F.L. nominee for secretary of state. Bjornson turned back Paul Ras- Carrier Plane U. N. Ruling Asked On Chinese in Korea Knocks Down Russian Jet ed the administration in the past musseni who had been active in is in a position to do it with ease. The outcome appeared to have thrown an effective roaaplock in front of the Truman "Fair Deal" program. It calls for such things as universal health insurance, pro- duction payments to farmers and repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law. Bodies of Crash Victims Removed Sutte, Mont. Flashlights guided exhausted men down the steep west slope of the continental divide line last night with the charred remains of the 22 persons who died when an airliner crashed against the mountains in a blizzard. Each of the bodies was encased in a "burial sack. It was earned over the top of the di- vide and down a stretch of rocks, windfalls and brush covered with up to a foot of snow, to a waiting train. Then the bodies were brought here. The Northwest Airlines Martin 2-0-2 early Tuesday smashed into the north wall of Homestake pass at an altitude of about feet. Four crew members and 18 passengers died instantly. the old Farmer-Labor party. Re- turns from precincts gave Bjornson and Rasmussen Leonard Lindquist, who like Bjornson was before the voters for the first time, was elected to the railroad and warehouse commis- sion. He has been serving on the commission after being appointed by Governor Youngdahl to fill a vacancy. Other Republicans re-elect- ed were State Auditor Stafford King, Attorney General Burnquist and Grace Kaercher Davis, clerk of the supreme court. Supreme Court Re-elected to the supreme court ivere Chief Justice Charles Loring and Associate Justices Theodore Christiansen and C. R. Magney. Associate Justice LeRoy Matson was unopposed for re-election. Retaining their seats in Congress were Representatives August An- dresen, Republican, first district; Joseph O'Hara, Republican, sec- ond district; Roy Wier, D.-F.L., third district; Eugene McCarthy, D.-F.L., fourth district: Walter Judd, Republican, fifth district; Fred Marshall, D.-F.L., sixth dis- trict; H. Carl Andersen, Republi- can, seventh district; John Blat- nik, D.-F.L., eighth district; and Harold Hagen, Republican, ninth district. In the closest contest, Wier won over Alfred Lindley. Tokyo Carrier-based Navy pilots today shot down a Russian- made jet fighter and heavily dam- aged two railroad bridges crossing the Yalu river boundary between Korea and Communist Manchuria. The Navy said sky raider dive bombers bit the bridges, located at Sinuiju, in extreme northwest of Korea, with and pound bombs. U. S. B-29 Superfprts plastered Sinuiju yesterday with incendiary and demolition bombs. The Navy pilots had strict orders not to violate the Manchurian frontier and to confine their at- tacks entirely to the southern (Korean) half of the bridge. All planes returned safely to the carrier Philippine Sea, flagship of Task Force 77. They encountered flak of varying intensity and accuracy. Navy Panther jets, _flying pro- tective cover, intercepted four Rus- sian-made MIG-15 jet fighters. By Tom Ochiltree Lake United States today pressed without delay its charges of Chinese Communist intervention in Korea despite the apparent inclination of some other members of the security council to proceed slowly with the case. A Driving Nine-Inch Snowfall made a mockery of Colorado's Indian summer with its record warm weather. It created one of the worst traffic jams in Denver history as it iced streets and drifted slalled and parked autos. Accident reports during last night's rush hour were so frequent, police didn't even look 28-car tangle because nobody was hurt (A.P. Wirephoto The Republican-Herald.) into a to The to Lieutenant Commander Tom Amen of Coronado, Calif., squad- ron commander. The carrier Valley Forge report- ed its Sky Raider attack bombers heavily damaged a highway bridge crossing the Yalu at Chongsong- jin, 30 miles northeast of Sinuiju, Air Force Fliers Get Two Russ Jets U. S. 5th Air Force Headquar- ters, Korea Two Russian- built Yak fighter planes were shot down today by American jet fight- ers west of Sinanju, 70 miles south- cast of the Communist Manchurian border. Ground troops searched for one enemy pilot who parachuted. The Yaks were knocked out by four F-80 jets from the 49th fight- er-bomber group. Lieutenant James W. Smith of New Albany, Ind., shot down one. The other fell under an attack by Lieutenant Colonel John Duganne of Eau Claire, Wis., the flight leader, and Lieutenant John B. Doust of Berkeley, Calif. 1 Fatally Injured In Neenah Crash Neenah, Wis. A man and a child were injured fatally Wed- nesday when two cars collided in the rain at a highway intersection. Teh victims were Arthur Lenz, 55, of rural Oshkosh, driver of one of the cars, and four-year-old Gene Paulson, who was with bis mother, Mrs. Sylvia Paulson, 21, rural Neenah, in the other auto. The boy was thrown through the wind- shield. Mrs. Paulson suffered cuts and bruises and possible internal in- juries but was reported in favor- able condition today at a hospital here. Cyclist Killed In Auto Crash Beaver, Wis. Frank Sad- owski, 47, a deaf route, was in- jured fatally Wednesday night when he was struck by an auto- mobile while riding a motorbike. The accident occurred six miles south of this Marinette county vil- lage. Racine Motorist Dead of Injuries Racine, Butler, 26, of Racine, died today of in- juries received late Wednesday when the car in which he was a passenger went out of control on highway 42 near here and struck a tree. Eisenhower Set For Assignment To European Job Fort Worth, Texas Gen- eral Dwight D. Eisenhower says .sCCU. JiUniJ ..nuu. _ An American source said the U. S. delegation is making a final check with Washington on the wording of its resolution and might bring the document into the U. N. The resolution is understood to demand the withdrawal of alien forces Chinese Communists fighting in support of the North Ko- rean Reds and to call on all govern- ments to refrain from assisting the North Koreans. Next Meeting Friday The security council's next sched- uled meeting is for Friday after- noon on the Palestine case. The United States delegation could call for a meeting before that on the Korean issue, possibly Friday morning. In any event, the American source said, the United States does not intend to let the matter lie dormant for any length of time while the council awaits the arrival of Chinese Communist representa- tives to answer the charges lev- eled against the Peiping regime by i General MacArthur. The United States, the informant explained, is ready to proceed whether or not the Chinese Reds have arrived at Lake Success. Warren R. Austin, chief Ameri- can delegate, told the council yes- terday that the Chinese Commu- nists had recklessly thrown regular troops against the United Nations forces commanded by MacArthur. This action, Austin said, raised the danger "that the present conflict may not be limit- ed to the Korean area. Equipment Workers Picket Key Exchanges Long Distance Service Curtailed At Minneapolis New York Key equipment workers struck the vast Bell Tele- phone system today, threatening a coast-to-coast tieup that could crip- ple the nation's communication system. The walkout began officially at dawn on the East coast and spread gradually across the country as the 6 a.m., local time, strike dead- ine came and went. (The nation-wide telephone strike has not affected service in Witiono. Harold B. Law, Northweslem Bell manager here, said this morning tliat business was proceeding as usual through the WHIOTMI telephone office.) The strikers are members of the C.I.O. Communications Workers of America. They threw up picket lines around telephone exchanges and company warehouses a ma- neuver designed to keep nearly fellow members of their union, including telephone opera- tors, away from work. The union has instructed its entire member- ship to respect the picket lines. Within minutes after the starf of the walkout pickets deploy- ed around phone company buildings in New York, Wash- ington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Moines, City, Minneapolis and Okla- homa City. In New York city, some long distance operators reported for work at 7 a. m. (E.S.T.) but re- fused to cross the equipment work- ers' picket lines. In Akron, Ohio, pickets blocked.two entrances to the telephone building but some employes were escorted through the lines by police. The window of a company car was broken but no one was hurt, Minneapolis Involved In Kansas City and Minneapolis, he sees a chance of his returning soon to Europe again in a mili- tary role. 'I may possibly be in Europe long distance calls were being ac- cepted by the company on an "emergency basis" only. The strike involves only phone equipment employes in 44 states, but their Cl.O. union said he said yesterday, "for j picket lines would koep oth- whatever military duty that might i er Bell system including operators, off the job from coast to be in store for In a news conference and in later statements the World War II commander of Allied forces in Europe caused another stir over whether he is going back as com- mander of Western European de- fense forces. But he said he had "no positive word" concerning any future duties. The general said: "There has been considerable speculation in the papers about the job I may be taking over there. I can only repeat what I have said before, I'm a soldier and I'll serve wher- ever I am asked to serve.1' The Columbia university presi- dent, starting a four-day tour of Texas, arrived from Chicago about 1 p. m. to visit old friends here Publisher Amon Carter and Oil- man Sid Richardson. Newsmen asked a press confer- ence and obtained one aboard Eisenhower's private car. In his news conference here the general sidestepped discussion of Tuesday's general election. Nina Warren No Worse In Fight Against Polio Sicramento, Calif. Warren, the golden' haired Nina and sunshine dispositioned daughter of California's only three-time gov- ernor, appeared today to be beat- ing her polio affliction. The courageous 17-year-old youngest daughter of Governor and Mrs. Earl Warren responded remarkably. She is paralyzed from the hips down. She was hospitalized Tuesday (election day) morning. That brought the Warrens racing here in tears and canceled his plans for a heavy election night pro- gram in San Francisco. It turned his day of greatest political triumph into his saddest. Four specialists, including the best polio experts in California, reported: temperature dropped Wednesday in a heartening manner and are pleased. There been no extension of trouble and she is radiating her usual happy disposition." Yesterday, Nina was given serum flown from Chicago. The serum, is expected to arrest spread of the disease but does not cure. Warren canceled all political made no new ones. He secluded himself with bis daugh- ter, or in his home. But spunky, cheerful "Honey Bear" to her family and to cheer her family. She expressed amazed pleasure that thousands of well wishers sent notes of encouragement and flow- ers. She presumably contracted polio at McClatchy High school, where only Friday night she was a bouncing cheer leader. The school has had five cases of polio in two months. Three other Warren children who were exposed to the polio germ through their sister's affliction are in semi-isolation at the governor's mansion. They are Earl, Jr., and Dorothy, students at the Univer- sity of California college of agri- culture at Davis, and Bobby, a student at McClatchy High. coast. Joseph A. Beirne, president of the C.I.O. Communications Work- ers of America said the strike would make long-distance telephone service "almost impos- sible." Manually-operated service would be disrupted in most of the nation, he claimed. But dial telephone service probably would continue "at least until the equipment breaks he added. It was expected that, as in past phone strikes, supervisory em- ployes would do their best to keep the manual service operating. The dispute is between the C.W.A. and the Western Electric Company manufacturing and installing subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Wages, lengln of contracfs and retroactivity arc the key issues. The union is seeking benefits for equipment installers, warehouse- men and factory workers.- Wisconsin Delays Wisconsin's 135-odd Western Electric Company employes struck today in accordance with a na- tion-wide walkout, but state tele- phone service won't be affected un- til Monday at least The Wisconsin strikers agreed to postpone setting up picket lines un- til Monday under an order from their national union applying to Wisconsin and 14 other states. The order was issued because units of the Communications Workers of America in the 15 states currently are in convention and union lead- ers are not on the scene. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Cloudy, windy and cold tonight with occa- sional flurries of snow. Friday partly cloudy and continued cold, slowly diminishing winds. Low to- night 22 in city, 18 in country. High Friday slightly below freezing mark. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 aours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48; minimum, 30; noon, 30; precipitation, trace of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on paga 21. r   

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