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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Little Change In Temperature VOLUME 50, NO. 238 Watch For The Threat of Red Sabotage' FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 25, 1950 1950 Good Fellows Fund Opens, 800 Children Need Aid Conditions of the needy are just as bad as a year ago or worse, and it will take more funds, because of increased prices, to do the job if every child in Winona is going to have a Christmas this year. That is the picture facing the Good Fellows this year. It is based on cold data taken from the files of welfare agencies. For example the city relief department case load today is 85, including 180 children. A year ago it was 80 with 166 children. Last year the estimate on the number of children who would have no Christ- mas unless the Good Fellows helped was 750. .This year the same sources place the number at more than 300 children. Helped 612 List Year Last year the Good Fellows raised and spent more than buying Christmas gifts for 612 children. This year there are more needy children and prices are higher. It is going to cost more to bring joy to these children this Christmas. Perhaps actual examples tell the story best. A welfare worker related this story today. A Good Fellow desired to give a Thanks- giving dinner to some needy family. From the list, a welfare worker picked a family where the husband had been sick most of the year, where the mother of the four children worked to get to buy food and fuel. They live in a two-room shack. The children were from two to eight years old. The Good Fellow, arms full of food packages, rapped at the door. There was no response. A radio was playing inside and a light was on. He pushed open the door. There on the floor sound asleep was the two-year-old child. No one else was around. He tiptoed out. Two hours later, he again rapped and got no response. He pushed the door open. The child still slumbered. Smiling, the Good Fellow placed the food around the sleeping child and went his way. This child when it awoke had something to be thankful for. Child Caret for Family Another scene that lacked humor was taking place in another part of Winona. A nine-year-old child had stayed home from school all week to care for five smaller children. His mother was beside a hospital bed trying to encourage the father to live. He had been very seriously hurt in an accident. The whole family needs warm clothing and shoes, the welfare worker who has been helping out reported. For 40 Good Fellows have been a part of the Winona Christmas spirit. It is the organization that fills the gap between you and me and all others who desire to make some needy child happy in remembrance of the Christ child. It takes his or her cold dollar and turns it into warm strong shoes or a new coat and puts it on the feet or back of some needy child to make that child's Christmas a rememberable event. Plan The plan is skeleton simple. Just put a one, five, ten, or hun- dred dollar bill into an envelope. Bring or mail it to The Republi- can-Herald. The contribution will be listed. The Good Fellow workers, who have been busy for the past week interviewing school teachers, welfare agencies and other sources, finding needy children, get the contributions, call the school or home for a child, take the child to a store, buy shoes or cloth- ing and see that they are properly fitted. The child, one of the or more who must be cared for this Christmas, is on the road to a Merry Christmas. The Good Fellows do not duplicate the work of other groups. They supplement regular welfare and charity organizations and give the needy child a gift at Christmas. Buyers Experienced Its buyers are experienced workers. It gets discounts from the is economically is no waste. The full dollar you give goes into the gift. The children are picked by school teachers wr" have worked with them since last September and know their circumstances. Their lists are checked by welfare workers and school nurses. The Good Fellow workers conduct Independent investigations. The children go direct to the shoes are fitted, the clothing fits and there are no waste gifts. The funds buy practicable and useful gifts. Your Good Fellows dollar is carefully spent to do the most good. Your Good Fellows dollar is an investment in the future. It is the "American way" to help at Christmas. Be a Good Fellow. Mail your contribution today. Cash contributions to the Good Fellows in recent years are shown in the following table: 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 721.91 759.35 801.50 933.50 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940....................... 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 W6 1947 1948....................... 1949 1950 1 Be a Good Fellow The following is a list of con- tributions to toe Good Fellows fund to date: Soroptimist club S 20.00 United Packing House Workers of America Local 305 25.00 iVinona's Co-operation 100.00 iVinona Athletic club 25.00 Michigan Seeks Lost Hunter Drive Sch Robbery Suspects Admit Thefts, Authorities Say Minneapolis A young Min- neapolis couple arrested in Duluth as robbery suspects Friday admit- ted at least worth of thefts and vandalism in Hennepin coun- ty, authorities said. The couple, James W. Johnson, 20, and his wife Beverly, 22, im- plicated a 16-year-old boy. The cou- ple admitted three burglaries, one holdup, theft of four cars and ex- tensive vandalism of cars and houses in rural Hennepin county. The Johnsons were arrested in Duluth after robbing a filling sta- tion. They admitted a burglary in Duluto, theft of fours cars in Du- luth and Superior. Arresting offi- cers found two pistols and two rif- les in their car. Grange Supports Excise Profits Tax for Defense Minneapolis The National Grange was on record today for a substantial excise profits tax to help pay the cost of defense. Demand for toe tax came in the final moments of toe ten-day convention whch closed yesterday. But such a tax, a resolution stat- ed, should be based on a reason- able return on invested capital. "In our emergency the Grange said, "a high excess pro- fits tax is completely justifiable but we must preserve opportunity and incentive to expand." More than a score of resolutions were approved. Among them were demands for a 12-man bi-partisan commission to help take the farm problem out of politics; for action on toe St. Lawrence seaway and power project; for curbs on private utilities which the Grange said seek to block REA development in areas where private utilities cannot do toe job; for 'curbs on Communism; for establishment of mental illness clinics; and for di- vorce of the Farm Bureau and ex- tension service. Wisconsin Deer Season Closes, 17 Hunters Dead By The Associated Press A smattering of hardy deer hunt- ers braved Wisconsin's frigid woodlands Friday to close toe 1950 seven day any-deer season in which at least 17 persons lost their lives, ten by heart attacks, seven by gunshot. A year ago seven died from ac- cidental gunfire; in 1948 eight were killed and in 1947 six lost their lives. Temperatures as low as 14 be- low in some northern counties toe past two days kept most hunters was out of 4be woods. However, ex-1 of t Shotgun Blast Kills Girl, 10, At Bluff Siding Accidental Death Ruled in Shooting Of Mary Pehler Ten-year-old Mary Ellen Pehler of Bluff Siding, Wis., was killed Friday evening when she was struck by a charge from a .12- gauge shotgun held by her broth- er. Buffalo county authorities who investigated the mishap ruled that death was due to accidental causes and resulted from the accidental discharge of the gun held by 17- year-old John Pehler. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gratian Pehler, Mary was killed at about p.m. yesterday as she watched her brother make prepar- ations to go hunting. According to Deputy Sheriff Or- ville Abts of Fountain City, the family had finished then- evening meal when John announced that he was planning to hunt rabbits. Mary said that she, too, was go- ing outside and went into the living room of the Pehler home to put on a pair of shoes. In Living Rom The shotgun, which John believ- ed was not loaded, was in a corner of the living room and the youth .walked over to take it. He was carrying it through the room when it discharged acciden- tally and the charge struck Mary Ellen, who was sitting in a chair lacing her shoes, in the chest. A Fountain City physician, Dr. Fred Skemp, and Abts were called to the Pehler home and a ruling of accidental death was made aft- er the investigation, A fifth grade pupil at the St. Stanislaus school in Winona, Mary Ellen was born February 24, 1940, in Winona. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Margaret and Carol, and two brothers, John and James, all of whom reside at home. Also surviving are her grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. C, E. Whitney of Lake City. She was a member of the Sodal- ity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of St. Stanislaus church. Services Tuesday Funeral services will be held at a.m. Tuesday at the Watkow- ski Funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Stanislaus church. The Rev. N. F. Grulkowski will officiate, and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Father Grulkowski will say the rosary at the funeral home at p.m. Monday and another rosary will be said at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday and Heavy Snowfall Snarled Bos Traffic on main streets of downtown Youngstown, Ohio, this morning as the city struggled to clear the way for normal Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Heavy Snow, Weather Lash East By The Associated Press Wintry weather severe cold and snow blanketed a large part of toe eastern half of toe nation' today. The season's coldest weather and heaviest snow hit areas from toe Rockies eastward to New England and put a chill and a carpet of white over parts of Dixie-land, Snowstorms swept over the northeastern states last night and to- Brisk winds and biting cold home after Monday. Kenosha Collision Victim Succumbs By The Associated Press Searchers combed toe freezing forests in Michigan's northern- most tip today for a 55-year-old Calumet deer hunter who has been lost since noon Thursday. In toe subzero temperatures that prevailed in toe Keweenaw penin- sula, would-be rescuers feared for toe life of Frank Marzene, busi- nessman and former exalted rul- er of toe Calumet Elk lodge. State police, sheriffs deputies and conservation officers were joined by 25 of Marzene's lodge brothers in toe search. His hunting companions said he became separated from them while they were tracking deer Thursday. Meanwhile, toe death toll for toe j kosh. 1950 season stood at 14. No new Albert Pinsch, 70, Taylor coun- were reported Friday. ty. However, there was one critical wounding. John Whitman of Crys- tal Falls was struck in toe abdo- men by a bullet from toe gun of Edward La Velley of Escaaaba, cellent opening weather brought a heavy influx of hunters to north- ern areas toe first part of toe week. Most recently reported fatality was that of George Mahalko, 39, of rural Gilman who was killed Friday when he was struck in toe head by a bullet while he and ten others hunted deer in Sawyer county. Bob Zabowski, 30, also of Gilman, told Sheriff William Sands at Hayward he was shoot- ing at a deer and Mahalko ap- parently got into toe line of fire. The gunshot victims in toe seven days of hunting were: Lawrence Frazier, 23, route two, Sheboygan Falls. Victor Raiten 35, Westby. Max Steinmetz, 48, Sauk county farmer. Arthur Lowell, 61, Sumner. The Rev. Herman Kuckhahn, 53, Colfax (Dunn Dean Vanderbyde, 19, Shell Lake. George Mahalko, 39, Gilman. Those who died of heart at- tacks were: Lloyd Burch, 52, Green Bay. William H. Johnson, about 45, La Crosse, Joseph G. Marcoe, 43, Meno- minee, Mich. Henry F. Walters, 63, Porter- field. Willis H. Me Donald, 57, Osh- 1 Kenosha, Wis. Mrs. Em- i ily Dahl, 30, died in a Kenosha hospital Friday half an hour after she was struck by a car while pushing her own automobile in front of her rural Kenosha home. Her daughter, Jane, five, who inside toe car at toe time collision, was hospitalized who stumbled in a road rut. Lawrence Mathison, 47, Edger- ton. John A. Davis, 60, Beaver Dam. Frank Engelman, 40, Wisconsin Rapids. Robert Fritz, 64, Pesatjgo. with minor injuries. The driver of toe other car, Owen James, 68, of Zion, HI., was not held by authorities. Prominent Milwaukee Merchant Succumbs Milwaukee Albert P. Kunzelmanc, 75, founder of one of Milwaukee's largest retail furni- ture stores 50 years ago, died Fri- Rhee Predicts Crucial 2 Weeks For South Korea Seoul, Korea The next two weeks will be crucial for toe Re- public of Korea, President Syng- man Rhee said today. He predicted victory in toe war Truman Sending Military Funds To Yugoslavia Washington Tru- man is setting aside in military aid funds to provide food for the armed forces of Yugosla- via. In letters announcing this move to congressional leaders yesterday, j completed toe snowy mid-winter j I setting. The northeastern region waslneeded to meet "toe immediate promised no immediate relief. I emergency pending further action i sistance is expected in Uiat sec- i Mr. Truman said toe money was eauie ROKs Suffer Minor Setback Near Taechon Gains of 3 Miles Reported on 60-Mile Front Tokyo The United Nations offensive rolled ahead toward the Red Manchurian border today af- ter a minor setback in the center of the northwest Korean front. Gains during the second day of the end-the-war push ranged up to three miles on a winding .SOrmile front stretching inland from the Yellow sea 40 to 60 miles south of toe Yalu river boundary. B-29 Superfortresses and Allied fighter's stepped up the tempo of their thunderous support. Spearheading tanks of the U. S. 24th division pushed to the out- skirts of Chongju, communications and highway hub on the main road .to the border city of Sinuiju. Chongju is 51 road miles south of Sinuiju, main gateway for Chinese Reds in extreme northwest Korea. Only in the Taechon sector, on the 24th's right flank, did the big ipush falter and then only tem- porarily. A counterattacking Red regiment shoved back the Repub- lic of Korea (ROK) First Division one mile and a half in the pre- dawn darkness. Head toward Dam The South Koreans are heading toward the great Suiho dam on the Yalu upstream from Sinuiju. Fourth largest in the world, Sui- ho dam supplies hydro-electric power for most of Manchuria and North Korea. Most of the Red re- Moderating temperatures were .forecast in-.some of the western states. But it was still heavy over- coat weather for the Midwest. Strong Winds The late-November, wind-swept snow storm, after sweeping across the rmdcontinent, whipped across the Appalachian mountain and low- er Great Lakes region. Strong winds swirled the freshly fallen snow into huge drifts in many areas. Temperatures dipped to new low marks for the date in many parts of the cold belt. The blinding snow slowed traf- fic in western Pennsylvania, west Virginia, western New York and ant to the nation's future is the the mountain sections of Maryland by the Congress." Yugoslavia, lone tor. Communist rebel from toe Soviet An Eighth army spokesman said bloc.of nations, has been hard hit by drought. Mr. Truman recently called on Congress to make funds available at the lame duck session opening Monday to combat threatened fam- ine and help Marshal Tito's gov- ernment combat pressure directed from Moscow. Yugoslavia's strategic location, which entered its sixth month today. Less certain, but equally import- need for unity between the repufr lie and the U. N. commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Rhee said in an interview. "I am hopeful the commission will gain a true perspective of Ko- rea's he continued. "It appears to be composed of high caliber, sincere diplomats and I am sure we have in common the aim that the Korean people's de- sires be fulfilled. From the pub- lic's enthusiam during my recent appearances in Pyongyang, Ham- hung and Wonsan, it is obvious North Koreans are eager to recog- nize toe authority of toe ROK (Re- public of Korea) government." Although Rhee said he was con- fident of his political strength, re- cent moves indicate his concern over opposition in toe assembly. Horsemeat Seller Given Fine and Virginia. The storm eastward and rain from moved central New York to South Carolina was expected to change to snow. Ohio also was in for fresh falls, prob- ably as much as 12 to 18 inches in the northeastern and extreme eastern section. Early today, Cleveland reported a fall of 7.2 and expected a foot by noon. It measured 12 inches at Paines- ville, on Lake Erie. New Jersey and Delaware also were promised snow and colder. Traffic Halted More than 20 inches of snow cov- ered northern West Virginia areas. Traffic was virtually halted at Clarksburg, where the fall meas- ured ZWi. Inches. Pittsburgh's fall of more than ten inches impeded street car and suburban train serv- ice. Main roads leading to Pittsburgh were knotted by slowly-moving cars and trucks. Hundreds of sub- urban residents were marooned in toe steel city overnight. Wet snow snarled traffic in the Buffalo, N. area where a fall of from ten to 18 inches was fore- he said, "makes it of direct im portance to the defense of the North Atlantic area." Informed officials said Mr. Tru- man may ask Congress for up to to help feed the Yugo- slavs until a new crop can be har- vested next year. The E.C.A. is making arrange- ments for delivery of of wheat flour from stocks in Italy and Germany. The Export-Import bank is making available credits of approximately for buy: ing surplus U. S, foods. Some small shipments already have reached Yugoslavia. Baltimore A city inspector N_ Yl, area where a faU der. visited the High Grade Sausage {rom ten to 18 inches was fore. j A preliminary hearing has been Company last May, checked a j cast j set {or November 30 wjth a grand shipment being unloaded and ar- i Temperatures dropped sharply i jury scheduled for December 1. rested toe co-owners of the firm. West Virginia snow belt and I Case was fatally stabbed in an He charged William Zimmerman headed {or 2ero m SQme Ereas argument at his apartment Sun- and Henry Greenebaum, both 48 Thunder and ughtnmg accompan-1 day. Witnesses said the argument wito possessing and txying to ied SQOWStorm at and horse meat. The next day Greene- parsons There was a fresh fall of white Coroner's Jury Names Mrs. Case As Husband Slayer Rochester, Minn. An Olm- sted county coroner's jury late yes- terday named Mrs. Stewart Case as the slayer of her 74-year-old father-in-law, John S. Case, Ro- chester hotel operator. The jury deliberated 15 minutes before returning a verdict naming Mrs. Case, who is already under a charge of second degree mur- a half-mile; the second a toe offensive generally "exceeded planning expectations." With Gen- eral MacArthur personally signal- ing the kick-off, toe push began Friday morning after a prolonged lull and rumors of peace. On toe snow-mantled northeast front, toe ROK Capital division thrust to toe edge of Chongjin, last- major North Korean city south of toe Soviet Siberian border 60 air miles' away, U. S. Marine and carrier-based planes supported toe ROK Capital, division and Allied forces else- where in the northeast. But it was on toe northwest push that MacArthur was pinning h i s hopes for ending toe war by Christ- mas. Here's how that push pro- gressed: On toe west end of the line, an unopposed tank-led task force of the 24th division seized hills overlooking Chongju on toe eastern outskirts. The Americans were preparing to enter toe city at noon Saturday. Other elements of the 24th, ad- vancing west of Pakchon on the right flank, reported destroying a Joseph Stalin III tank, a Russian- built model weighing nearly GO tons. It was toe first such official de- signation of a giant Red tank in Korea, although G.I.'s early in the war reported seeing mammoth tanks. Later, however, they en- countered only the T-34 medium tank. Hundreds were destroyed. East of toe 24th, the ROK First division was hit twice by about Reds in toe wintry dawn southeast of Taechon. The first at- tack forced toe South Korean baum shot himself to death. Zimmerman was convicted criminal -court yesterday after tes- tifying he didn't know toe ship- ment was horse meat and believed it to be "very beautiful cow meat." Pennslyvania. Judge Michael J. Manley fined j headed started when Mrs. Case objected to Case's disciplining her ten-year- There was a fresh fall of white old daughter, to a depth of ten to 15 inches over Among witnesses were toe slain most of western Pennsylvania. The man's widow and their son, Spen- mercury skidded toward zero in i cer, 36-year-old Rochester resi- some cities. Much colder and j dent, snow was forecast for eastern Workmen Sweep The Snow from a tarpulin covering the field at Ohio State stadium in Columbus, Ohio, this morning. Shivering fans were viewing the annual Ohio State-Michigan gridiron battle this afternoon with toe temperature just above toe zero Wirephoto to The Bepublican-Her- ald.) Motorist Killed In Pole Collision Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Mrs. Helen Lidrich, 35, of Chicago, was killed Friday when toe car in which she was riding struck a power pole after skidding off toe road. Her husband, Joseph Sr., 37, suf- fered a broken collarbone. Their three children, aged five to 12 years, were bruised. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight, Sunday generally fair with little change in tempera- ture. Low tonight 12 in city, 8 in country. High Sunday 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for toe 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 19; minimum 12; noon, 19; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at (Additional weather on Page 14.) jmile. But by daylight Saturday, the Roks punched back. A First corps spokesman said they drove the Reds back but still faced stiff re- sistance. Farther east, the U, S. Second and 25th divisions advanced up to three miles Saturday. Knock Out Tank Elements of the 25th advanced to Sanggu without making contact with toe Communists. MacArthur's war summary for Friday reported supporting fighters knocked out a tank and routed Reds at nearby Yongpo. The Second division moved along toe Chongchon river northeastward without opposition. It is headed for Huichon, seized by toe Reds in toeir late October counteroffensive which drove toe U. N. line back. A. P. Correspondent William J. Waugh reported that air observers spotted a Red division, about 000 men, moving south toward Huichon. They were about 35 miles away today. A fifth airforce summary report- ed that Huichon and Taechon were toe main targets of fighter bomb- ers on toe northwest front. Each, was hit by 36 sorties. Jet pilots reported strafing Red cavalry near Taechon. Across the peninsula's mountain- ous spine, in the north-central sec- tor, U. S. First Marine division patrols reached toe northeastern tip of toe Changjin reservoir. Marine planes rocketed two Red supply dumps and a roadblock. On the west side of the big lake Ma- rines continued moving northward but were slowed roadblocks. by unmanned   

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