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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Partly Cioudy, Slightly Warmer VOLUME 50, NO. 228 Do Your Christmas Shopping Now FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Two Killed in Area Car Accidents Lewiston Trucker Killed in Crash Fabian, 25, area resident, died at Winona General hospital at p. m. today of injuries suffered in a truck-car collision five miles south of here at a. m. today. A truck driven by Fabian collided with a car driven by Arvin Johnson, 19, Lewiston, rural route two, at Peterson's corners, where County Aid Road 26 and a town- ship road intersect. The truck, owned by William Schott of Lewiston, was torn apart by the force of the impact, and Fabian was thrown some 50 feet. Seeks Aid He was pinned beneath the box section of the dump truck, alive but in very serious condition. Johnson suffered only a cut on TODAY- Two Big Questions Unanswered Coach Bicrman Resigns at 'U' By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington "This thing in Ko- rea is the question. In about a week or ten days, we should know whether the question is coming up." This is how one important of- ficial, who has taken part in the secret, tense debates within the government since the Chinese in- tervened in Korea, sums up the situation which now confronts this country and its allies. The question" is this: Are the Chinese Communists, with the support of the Kremlin, ready for an all-out war in Korea? It must be said at the outset that no one in official Washington pretends really to know the answer to this question. It is still considered conceivable that the minimum Chinese objec- tive is a guarantee of unmolested access to the important hydro- electric installations on the Yalu river, and a further guarantee of the Chinese frontiers. If this is so, the Chinese move has been su- premely illogical, simply because it has made attacks on Chinese territory and the destruction of the Yalu river plants a great deal more, rather than less, likely. Hopeful View Yet the timing of the Chinese move was also supremely illogi- was one reason why Gen- eral Douglas MacArthur assured President Truman at Wake that the danger of intervention had passed. Thus it is at least possible that the Chinese, spurred on by the Kremlin, intervened at the last moment, in a spasm of dogma-in- duced fear that an invasion of China itself was planned by the "American imperialists." The fact that the Chinese forces still trans- parently disguised as "volun- were withdrawn, instead of following up the vicious surprise attack which threw the United Na- tions forces off balance, tends to support this hopeful view. This is why frantic efforts by 'every means are now being made to reassure the Chinese. The course of events in the United Na- tions and elsewhere in the next few days will show whether or not the hopeful view is justified. But there is, unfortunately, plenty of evidence which suggests that in this situation, as so often before, the wish has been father to the thought. Huge Mobilization The central fact is that rein- forcements for the Chinese forces 24 in rural areas. High Tuesday 40. the back of his head and ran to the Rob Randall farm a half mile away to seek help. Wheels of the truck were found 150 feet from the corner; the cab and chassis were in another spot, and the box of the truck in a third place, overturned. Johnson told Sheriff George Fort that he was traveling west on the township road about 45 miles an hour. He said Fabian was headed south on the road and apparently was slowing down for the inter- section. Johnson said he took this for an indication that Fabian was giving him the right of way, so he stepped on the gas, according to the sheriff. Then the truck began gaining speed too, Johnson told the sheriff. Crash at Intersection The two vehicles crashed right at the intersection, the car hitting the side of the truck. Wrecked, the truck represents a loss of more than Johnson's 1934-model car was badly wrecked, too. A Lewiston doctor was called and Sheriff Fort notified. When the sheriff arrived on the scene he was asked to radio a Winona doctor to be at the hospital when the am- bulance arrived with Fabian. Time of the accident was set by Fabian's watch which was found on the scene near his body, stopped at Funeral arrangements are in- complete and are being handled by the Ellison funeral home at Lewis- ton. C.I.O. Auxiliary Names Hopkins Woman President threat of expulsion from the Minnesota C.I.O. forced the union's women's auxiliary to name a new president Sunday, The action came in concluding sessions of the C.I.O. convention after the C.I.O. executive board questioned the association of Mrs. Maney Pearson with the Progres- sive party. Mrs. Bess McPheeters of Hop- kins was elected to replace Mrs. Bernie Bierman, head foot- ball coach at the University of Minnesota for 18 years, resign- ed this morning. His resignation is to become effective at the end of the cur- rent football season. Bierman declared that he had been considering the move for sometime since "coaching since the war has become dif- ficult. He added that the poor showing of this year's eleven had no bearing on the decision. In his career, Bierman's teams won 162, lost 57 a n d had 11 ties. Details of the resignation may be found on the sports pages. Russian Jets Look Good in First Combat Tokyo An American who shot down a Russian-made MIG-15 jet fighter plane in the iirst battle between jets said to- day it is too early to determine the merits of the new Communist planes or their pilots. Lieutenant Russell Brown, 25, Pasadena, Calif., said the man he shot down over Sinuiju last week "made a mistake-in judgment." Brown said there has been too little determined dog fighting to say whether the MIG-15's are on a par with American F-80's. He said the Red jets sighted so far are "nice looking planes, brand spank- ing new." And the pilots seem well-trained. He added: "But mostly they are just yo-yo- ing around, doing stunts on their Pearson, a Duluth resident, after j own side of the (Yalu) river. It German Army Decision Asked By Christmas French Reported Balking at Use Of Reich Divisions By Ernest Agnew London Atlantic pact dep- juties called today for a definite I decision by Christmas on how I Western Germany is to be brought j into the Western European defense I system. The deputies, opening sessions (here, faced three big problems: 1. To allay French fears that the use of Germans in a com- bined army would provide the basis for a future independent German army; 2. To try to salvage parts of French Premier Rene Pleven's plan for West European de- fenses; 3. Exactly what contribution the Germans should make to- ward that defense. Opposed by many of the dep- uties, the French plan calls for or- ganization of a supra-national Eu- ropean defense council to control the combined West European army, use of German troops only in small units and the pooling of war in- dustries. Fear New Delays The United States and Britain do not want to delay raising of the European army until a defense council can be formed. They also want German forces of division size in the army. The failure thus far to find an answer to any of these problems has delayed the appointment of a supreme commander for the de- fense army. London military sources say U. S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is certain to get the post. Some deputies are reported say- ing the appointment of the supreme commander, to get things moving, has become a matter-of consider- able urgency. Conference Planned General Omar Bradley, U. S. chairman of the Atlantic military committee, is expected in. London the last week of November for a joint conference of his committee with the Atlantic treaty deputies. I Bradley's committee, composed j of 12 chiefs of staff, has been stu- dying the military clauses of the j French plan for two months. They j have them. a prolonged bitter floor battle. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly looks as though they are trying to get us to follow them over the bor- der. Whenever we turn into them on our side of the river they hit the deck and go across into Man- churia." On the day he shot down the in Korea continue to pour across the Ynlu river, while a huge army, estimated between and half a million men, is being mobilized just across the border. There are other indications, like the attacks by the latest Soviet-made jet fight- ers on American planes, that the objectives of the Chinese and their Soviet allies are by no means lim- (Continued on Page 9, Column 4) ALSOPS LOCAL WEATHER hod-nnt ir hours ending at m. Sunday: noon, 35; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 3. in the area. "They were over on their own of the I and we we j strafing attack! They must jgone up t iKey had Caught in Youth Shoots Switch Chatfield, When his right hand became entangled in a cornpicker Sat- urday, a 17-year-old Chatfield farm youth pulled a 22-caliber pistol from his holster and stop- ped the machine by shooting off the switch after four shots. Lavane Narverson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Narverson, who live near here, then freed his hand by cutting away a portion of his little finger with a jacknjfe. At St. Mary's hospital in Ro- chester, a physician said to- day that the youth had lost four fingers as a result of the accident. The youth also suf- fered a diagonal cut across the base of his thumb and the palm of the hand. Lavane was operating a cornpicker on his father's farm, five miles west of here when his hand was caught in the rollers. The accident occur- red about noon. After he freed his injured hand from the machine, the youth drove the compicker back to the farmhouse and then was taken to a Chatfield physician for treatment. In a cornshredder accident, a Lewiston youth, 17, suffered broken bones in his hand and arm Saturday. Jerome Patzner, son of Mr, and Mrs. Anton Patmer, Lew- iston area farmer, is in Wino- na General hospital for treat- ment of the injuries. His phy- sician said four or five bones were broken. The youth was working on the home farm when the ac- cident occurred. His arm was caught up to the elbow. Jerome was freed by his father and Vernon and Herbert Zanders after one and one-half hours. could see. They just came into us. "I took one and followed him down. I looked at the air speed indicator once when we were going down and it was over 600 miles an hour. So I didn't want to look at it again. "He went into a left hand turn. I wasn't gaining on him. But that's when he made his mistake. I guess be saw the river and thought he had it made. But when he went into the turn, I turned inside of him and let him have a couple of short bursts. "Smoke began coming out of the left side of the fuselage. Then I got on his tail. I was still about a thousand yards behind him. I gave him a long burst and sud- denly he exploded into flames and 'the plane went down. "He just made a mistake. I know that if I had been in that plane I could have gotten away. But I guess he thought he was far enough away to go into that turn." Gully Man Heacfs SJate Farmers Union Willmar, Minn, Edwin Christenson of Gully will head the Minnesota Farmers Union for the coming year, delegates to the state convention decided late Saturday. The Polk county farmer snowed under Roy Wiseth of current president, by votes to Elected vice-president without opposition was William Nystrom, Worthington. A 33-Year-Old Winonan died late Saturday when this car which he was driving failed to make a curve in a county trunk highway near Pine Creek, Wis. Ervin Knopick, 1062Vi West Broadway, who was driving alone, is believed to have been killed outright. Republican-Herald photo Little Progress Made in Phone Strike Talks Marines Advance On Central Front strong column of U. S, Marines advanced five and one-half miles unopposed today through icy hills toward prized Changjin New York Federal medi- reservoir. ators, pleading for a settlement in The cautious push carried the Marines to within four miles of their the public's interest, said neither goal. Defense of the reservoir, facing the center of the Mrth Korean union nor management had front, was believed to be a major reason for the belated entrance of ed an inch over the weekend in Chinese Communists into the war. the partial coast-to-coast telephone To the south the Third division, strike brought to full strength by Korean New talks were Puerto Rican elements> Unke dispute. The C.I.O. Communications Doctor Assures Warrens Girl Will Walk Again Sacramento, Calif. W) Earl Warren and his family were over-1 joyed today at the news: His] youngest daughter, Nina 'Honey] recover from polio and will walk again. Dr. Junius B. Harris said tests showed her legs are no longer paralyzed, but are very weak. Nina's sister, Dorothy, 19, ex- claimed, "That's wonderful. Oh, how wonderful" when told Nina would walk again. Governor and Mrs. Warren were at the hospital for the examination yesterday. Dr. Harris said Nina would not be crippled, but she may be forced to convalesce for as long as a year and a half. The examination showed that muscles in .Nina's hips and legs, paralysed in the week-old attack, had resumed functioning but are considerably weakened. Dr. Harris said "Honey Bear" could continued her studies- at home. She was a cheer leader and senior at McClatchy High school, and one of its most popular stu- dents. Workers of America planned new "hit-and-run" picketing to snarl long distance lines of the huge Bell system. The company ridiculed the un- ion's four-day campaign of harass- ment and said weekend long dis- tance service was normal. Flash Picketing The union conceded the com- pany's latter claim, but explained it by saying weekend service de- mands are light and that picketing was limited. The union promised a renewed campaign, which it as- serted would have a definitely ad- verse effect on long lines opera- tion and manually operated ex- changes. The strikers have been working on a system of flash picketing at big city exchanges. It is designed to catch management unawares and throw the long distance serv- ice into chaos before the company can mobilize enough clerks and su- pervisors to man the switchboards. There appeared to be no sign of an early break in the four-day- strike, which grew out of long- standing conflicts. Federal Mediator Walter A. Maggiolo said the two major units division 6 and Bell's West- ern Electric Company still were far apart in the weekend talks. 15-Cent Raise Asked He said the -union wants a 15- cent hourly raise, while the com- pany's best offer is HVi cents. Present wages average from to cents an hour. The union also insists on a one-year contract only, while the company wants a two-year pact with a 16-month wage reopening clause. Automatic dial telephone service is nearly immune in a short strike, but a long walkout could drag it down, the absence of the Western Electric maintenance men. Effectiveness of the strike varied widely in the 44 states af- fected by the walkout. Injunctions stopped or curtailed picketing in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio, and threatened to do so in New Jersey. No Pickets at Phone Office Here A Minneapolis telephone strike leader threatened last week to send pickets to the Winona ex- change, but they hadn't showed up by noon today. If local 62, C.I.O. Communica- tions Workers union, did send pickets to the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company exchange here, they would hope to dis- courage local employes from cross- ing the picket line. Local 62 includes less than 300 Western Electric Company equip- ment workers in Minnesota. Winona exchange employes are also members of the Communica- tions Workers union, but they're not involved directly in the strike. It has been called by the equip- ment workers, rather than by ex- change employes and maintenance men. tions defense line across the nar- row waist of the Korean peninsula. Fighting flared at both extremes of the battleline. Border Guarded North Koreans guarding the ap- proaches to the Soviet border at- tacked in force on the east coast j Monday under cover of a blinding snowstorm. The Red spearhead battalion was led by tanks and self-1 Supreme Court Upholds Tax On Marihauna Washington The govern- ment's tax on un- licensed sales of maribauma was Ervin Knopick Dies in Mishap At Pine Creek Vehicle Misses Curve in Road Near Dodge, Wis. By Cordon The Winona area's weekend traf- fic toll this morning stood at one killed and three injured as a result highway mishaps reported to I authorities here. The one traffic death was record- ed in Trcmpealeau county Satur- day night when Ervin Knopiek, S3, 1062V4 West Broadway, was killed when his car skidded off a curve in a county trunk highway near Pine Creek, Wis. Pine Creek is located about four miles east of Dodge, Wis. No definite time has been estab- lished for the accident but Trem- pealcau County Traffic Officer Morris Scow of Arcadia received his first report at about p. m. Saturday and he believes the acci- dent occurred a few minutes after 11 p.m. Officials believe the Wi- nonan was killed outright. Investigation revealed that Knop- ick, who was alone in the car at the time, was driving south on county truck G, about three miles south of Pine Creek, when the au. tomobile spun out of control. Mitus Curve Scow stated that Knopick appar- ently approached the sharp curve in the highway at high speed and the car failed to make the turn. The automobile slid off on the shoulder of the road and rolled over several times before coming to rest with its front wheels still on the highway. The Winona man was thrown out of the car and was lying about ten feet from the wrecked automobile when another motorist discovered the accident. An employe at the Peerless Chain Company here, Knopick was mar- ried and the father of a four-year- old son, Jimmy. Sheriff Notified After receiving the report of the accident, Scow notified Trempea- leau County Sheriff Charles Keil- holtz of Whitehall and Coroner Martin Wiemer, Independence. After identification of the acci- dent victim had been established, propelled guns. It pushed across I upheld unanimously today by the Sheriff George Fort was notified the Orangchon river, about 90 [Supreme court. miles from the Soviet justice Clark delivered the opin- ion which overturned a ruling by U. S. District Judge John P. can regiment. Near the west coast, U. S. First cavalry division units advanced a mile and one-half. That carried them halfway to the walled town of Yongbyon. Patrols reached the walls but did not enter the town. Heavy Communist resistance stopped other First cavalry troops near Won, eight miles southeast of Yongbyon. And five miles south of Won, an estimated three regiments of Chi- nese Reds smashed a two mile dent in lines of the South Korean Sixth division. Allied fighter-bomb- ers halted this drive, killing about Reds in a blazing attack two miles south'of Kunu. The South Korean Seventh division moved up to bolster; the Sixth. Elements of the U. S. 24th di- vision advanced up to two miles on the extreme western end of the (Continued on Page 8, Column 6} KOREA Barnes in Chicago. Barnes had declared the tax un- constitutional in tossing out the government's efforts to collect 700 from Mrs. Maria Melitona Sanchez and Armand Mota. In his opinion today Clark said that "despite the regulatory ef- fect of the tax and its close re- semblance to a penalty, it does aot follow that the levy is iivalid." Former St. Paul Stock Expert Dead Huntington, N. Y. Gerald Moncrieffe Livingston, 67, a native of St. Paul, Minn., and former gov- ernor of the New York Stock Ex- change, died Saturday. He suffer- ed a heart attack Friday while watching one of his dogs work at a Labrador field trial. Washington Citizens Demand Home Rule By Arthur L. Edion Washington The na- tion's voters may not have thought much about it at the time, but last week they elect- ed Washington's city council. For, among many other things, that's what Congress is: City council for voteless people who live in the District of Columbia. A lot of citizens living here object to this, and they're busy trying to convince Congress that it should give up the job. Advocates of home rule have put out a news release in which they say: It costs a day to run Congress. So Congress should be fretting over something 'more important than how to regulate prices in local barber shops. The home rulers dredged up a few dates to bolster their point. On August 14, If. S. forces in Korea launched their first counter attack. The House considered a bill to "regulate the running at large of goats in the District of Columbia." On September 11, Congress had before it the question of an antisubversive bill. The House found time to pass a bill "regulating the disposal of dead human bodies in the Dis- trict of Columbia." ,0n September 13, President Truman asked for "early and favorable" action on a bill that would make General George C. Marshall eligible to be secre- tary of defense. The Senate passed a bill to preserve the architectural flavor of the Georgetown section of Wash- ington. Under the present setup, Con- gress makes Washington's laws. Commissioners appoint- ed by the President have the responsibility of seeing they're enforced. Under the proposed setup, Congress would delegate its authority to an elected district council. A home rule bill has passed the Senate. It has been bot- tled up in the House, but a petition has been circulated in an attempt to get action. So far, 1SS members have signed it. That's 22 shy of the 218 needed to force the legisla- tion out on the floor for de- bate. and he drove to the accident scene with Knopick's father-in-law, James Olmstead, 1062 West Broadway. Mrs. Knopick said that her hus- band drove to Pine Creek Saturday afternoon and was returning to Wi- nona at the time of the accident. Born in Winona August 7, 1917, Mr. Knopick had been employed as a machinist at the Peerless Chain Company. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Knopick and two brothers, Alphonse and Stanley, all of Winona. Other survivors include two sis- ters, Mrs. Basil Rudnik of St. Paul and Mrs. Daniel Hamerski, Min- neapolis. He was a member of the Improv- ed Order of Red Men and the Wi- nona Rod and Gun club. Funeral Wednesdiy Funeral services will be held Wednesday at a.m. at the Watkowski Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Stanislaus church. The Rev. N. F. Grulkowski will officiate and burial will be in the Dresbach cemetery. Rosaries will be said at the Wat- kowski Funerel home tonight and Tuesday at p.m. Father Grul- kowski will say the rosary tomor- row night. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Here in Winona, Mrs. J. M. Henry, Homer, was injured when the car she was driving skidded off highway 61 and plunged into the ditch near St. Mary's cemetery at the east limits of the city Satur- day night. The accident occurred at about p.m. while Mrs. Henry wai en route to her borne at Homer. Mrs. Henry, who this morning was still in the Winona General hospital, stated that she was driv- ing east on the highway when sht noticed another car approaching from a side road at the north of the highway. She apparently drove off on the shoulder of the road and the car slipped into the shallow roadside ditch. Winona police experienced diffi- culty in forcing open the doors of the badly wrecked, car to extricate Sirs. Henry. Sheriff Fort also as- sisted in the rescue efforts. Ambulance Called An ambulance was summoned to take her to the hospital where examination revealed she appar- ently suffered no serious injury. She received treatment for face cut and bruised band. Also injured in a weekend Iraf- (Continued en 3, Column 2) ACCIDENT   

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