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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1951, Winona, Minnesota Muds Colder Tonight and Sunday VOLUME 51 NO 13 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA MINNESOTA SATURDAY EVENING MARCH SIXTEEN PAGES Two Soldiers from nearby Fort Hood were killed when their car collided with this shuttle bus on U S highway 81 at Belton Texas A third passenger in the car and the bus driver were in- jured The dead soldiers were Harold J Plaster 28 Ark and Walter Jennings 30 Pulaski Va Wirephoto Marines ROKs Attack By Olen Clements Tokyo U S Marines and South Korean infantrymen ad- in central Korea today against Chinese Beds crouched in nests of barbed wire trenches and mountain foxholes to defend their chon assembly center Leathernecks of the U S First Marine division within 15 miles of from newly won ridges north of That highway hub fell un- opposed to the Marines Friday South Korean infantrymen mov ed up on the Marine flanks east and west of To the west the South Korean Sixth division fought toward the 17 miles of highway leading west from to day they won two vital hills which put them within a mile of the road They had to use bayonets in a two-hour fight to hack to the top of one ridge five miles west of Another ridge two miles farther west fell without a fight Ahead of the South Korean Sixth today were enemy en- TODAY MacArthur Return Predicted By Stewart Altop and highly successful mission of John Foster Dulles in Japan and the Pacific will have infinitely more ing consequences than first meet the eye For example one result of the Dulles mission is that General of the Army Douglas MacArthur will almost certainly lay down his command in the next few months and return to this country for the first time in more than a decade Another result is that the whole balance of power ia the Far East will be gradually but radically tered Mr Dulles has returned to ington with a series of specific and vitally important dations which are pretty sure to be accepted In the first place he is convinced that the time to act is now in the next three or four months If a peace treaty and the restoration of sovereignty to the Japanese government are much longer delayed the moment will have passed Eager for At present the Japanese are not East of other South Korean troops moved cautiously ward a series of enemy ments three miles in depth Friday the Chinese held off the South Koreans in ing Farther east the U S Second infantry division occupied more high ground north of the lateral highway North of a U.S infantry division patrol moved beyond captured to in 26 miles of the parallel That is the closest Allied approach to the Korean North-South dary in the current drive The present objective of the U.S Eighth army offensive in Korea was to kill or drive out all Chinese and North Koreans south of the Whether the Allied drive will be carried beyond the or halted there for an attempt at a political settlement is a moot question Re- only intensely eager for a treaty I there were reports that they arc also caper to have British warships no longer were can troops stationed in Japan moving north of the This is jn large part thanks to Mr reports which United Nations Duhes himself who chose the al commanders denied favored in the Pentagon of bluntly demanding the to keep ican But if the restoration of sovereignty is indefinitely de- layed this Japanese attitude is en- tirely likely to change The treaty proposed by assembly points Friday around STORM LASHES TOWNS ISOLATED Traffic Here Paralyzed by Driving Snow Worst Storm Here Since 1926 Gile Says of Blizzard Blinding snarling snows driven by winds up to 40 miles per hour Friday night virtually paralyzed bus and auto transportation ed county roads tight and threw a seven-inch blanket of ly ice snow over parts of eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Street Commissioner Thomas Gile said this morning that the tremendous fall of wet snow ped by violent winds through most of the night was the worst I've ever seen since I started with the department in 1926 Commissioner Gile threw his en- tire department into the battle to Snow Removal Snow removal crews will work tonight in downtown nona All areas will be posted for no parking late this after- noon Street Commissioner Thomas Gile said Crews will work from Washington to Franklin street on Second street from Washington to Kansas street on Third street and from to Franklin street on Fourth street All cross streets in- Franklin and ington will be worked In the area Mr Gile said overcome crippling effects of the wet drifts A city grader was ing snows at 4 and city trucks were on duty at with the entire department of 22 men working to remove the heavy blanket of snow by 7 today Low Much Colder temperature during the night was 15 degrees and high day 35 Reading at day was 35 Forecast for tonight was cloudy and much colder in Winona and vicinity with ing winds tonight Sunday will be fair and cold Low tonight will be five above in the city near zero in the county with a high day of 24 The snow was seven inches deep Continued on 10 Column t TRAFFIC When The Street Department was through pushing the street snow to the curb and businessmen were through shoveling the sidewalk snow to the same place there was a heap of wet heavy snow on Lafayette street this morning A street department shovel lifts a scoopful of the heavy stuff into a truck Fire Destroys Bazooka Plant In Maryland Crisfield Md Fire fanned by brisk winds swept through a two- story plant here early this morning Loss was estimated at more than half a million dollars There were no reported injuries among the estimated 80 volunteer firemen The blaze destroyed the Charles D Briddell Inc plant which manufactured steak knives The fire was discovered shortly before 3 Charles Briddell president of the firm said the building burned in less than an hour He The wind was blowing in just the right direction to sweep flames all through the factory In a short time it was all ablaze Briddell said the loss would run to at least half a million dollars The plant was partially covered by insurance he added Move to Cripple Draft by Limiting Calls to Men Facing Defeat Washington Senate leaders claimed enough votes today to defeat a move setting the minimum draft age at 18 years and six months A test will come Monday afternoon on the amendment by Senator Morse to the Senate on universal military training and Just south of 38 in the same service The calls for lowering the draft age from the area South Korean Marines made i Present 19 to 18 months two commando raids in the Haeju i than Morse proposes Mr in area claimed y fmt More Japanese without i Communists including a brigade measure full senate opinion on general South Korean naval a of the controversial i i- 11 t Defence Continued on Page 14 Column ALSOPS j quarters at Pusan disclosed the raids today and said they were completed February 28 iccles Views a Lot of Sense Former dent Hoover's stand against big American land forces in Europe was lauded yesterday by Marriner S Eccles Reserve board member Eccles departing from a prepared speech renewing his a 11 a c k on the i s t cheap ey policy said the Sen T a f t h i o views or foreign icy make a lot ci sense We can never e s- to de- feat Russia Eccles told a meeting of the Marriner Eccles on the land Executives Club of Chicago We would be bled white and destroyed economically as well as militarily He said the United States can and must establish over- whelming control of the air and sea with the assistance of the British and others He said he limit total spending on defense and foreign aid to a year In his prepared speech Ec- cles said that wholesale prices advanced 16 per cent last year although the government op- on a cash budgetary surplus He The inflation is due fore not to government ing more than its income but to excessive spending by the public a substantial part of which resulted from new ey created through bank loans which originated with the Defense department Senator Lyndon Johnson floor manager for UMTS told reporters that the Morse ment will be defeated by a sub- stantial margin Most of the Senate's time was spent in a brisk bal exchange between Morse and a fellow Republican Senator Cain of Washington Numerous Amendments In polite but barbed language Cain told Morse seated a few feet away that Morse's numerous amendments would cripple the and were unrealistic In addition to fixing the draft at Morse asks that the service period be limited to 21 months in- stead of the 26 months proposed in the that veterans of more than six months service be re- leased after 18 that ments in all services be limited to a 30 months period and that ments to attend college be a year instead of the in the under debate Senator Wherry ed the question in the Senate whether approval of the to draft would be re- as approval also of ing four more U S divisions to Europe Wherry has contended that no ground forces should be ed to join Eisenhower's army un- til Congress passed on the policy He told reporters that he hasn't got a satisfactory answer yet to his question and will pursue it Cain said that if all Morse's amendments were adopted the forces would be circumscribed or crippled Morse replied late in the day to a nearly empty Senate Labor Assails New Living Cost Index By W Ward Washington The charged today that the government's cost-of-living index which may be used to determine immedi ate pay boosts for more than workers does not reflect thi actual rise in prices The pay increases four or five cents per hour are allowable under a formula adopted last Tuesday by Wage Stabilizer Eric John ston and amended by him to permit cost-of-living adjustments to by management and labor be- fore the January 25 wage freeze But the question is will they be based on the index or the It might make a cent or so difference The employes of the to industry will share the bonanza Some of them at Ford and Chrysler would have been de- nied the full amount of adjustment had Johnston not acted The increase plus other raises they have received in the past year would have pushed through the ten per cent pay raise ceiling in the unamended wage tion order Adjustments Every 3 Months The pay adjustments are made every three months at the rate of one cent an hour up or down with every rise or fall of 1.14 points in the Bureau of Labor Statistics con- sumers price index The bureau acting to gear Its measurement of living costs to changing buying habits yesterday put out its first monthly index It contained 25 new items and cut down the importance of food in the family budget of a erate income family This drew the fire of the which argued that food prices have zoomed since the Korean fighting began last June and this was no time to begin a new kind of in- dex At least workers now have contracts calling for periodic adjustments up or down as the index changes One million railroad workers were included Thursday when they signed a new agreement for non- operating employes Worst Wreck In Iowa's Air History Sioux City Iowa The death toll in the worst airplane accident in Iowa aviation history the crash of a Mid-Continent air lines plane yesterday rose to 16 today Archie of Artesian died in a hospital early to day of third degree burns Nine other persons survived the crash which was being investigated today by Civil Aeronautics author ity inspectors The twin engined plane into a cornfield near the airport yesterday during a snow storm burst into flames and was destroyed within minutes It was the first fatal crackup in 17 years of operation An Air National Guardsman who reached the scene shortly after the crash said that Nothing could have survived those flames The ones who were thrown out were the only ones who lived Cale Olson an electrician at the airbase was the first person to reach the burning plane He said he found Robert Toman soldier from Camp Polk La who bad been a passenger on the plane standing nearby in a dazed condition Rescue Werhert gather around the wreckage of a Mid-Continent plane wreck at Sioux City Iowa Wirephoto to The Stranded At Glenwood Plows Useless Drifts Clog Roads in South Dakota Areas By The The Midwest's worst snow storm of the raging in its second day paralyzed parts of a six-state area day winds and ice storms added to the weather misery in the stricken area The new storm coming on the heels of a similar storm the mid- dle of the week struck a crippling blow in areas of the Dakotas Wisconsin Iowa and igan Some small towns were isolated Communications lines were dis- Drifts eight feet deep were common in South Dakota The roof of a grocery store collapsed under the crushing weight of the snow in Faribault Minn Sioux Falls S D had 24 Inches of snow on the ground and the blizzard still raged in the central part of the state Heavy inow with strong shifting winds moved Into upper Michigan Highways were dotted with abandoned cars in South Dakota Motorists unable to keep sought refuge In small towns or U farm houses About persons were ed overnight in Glenwood in west central Minnesota Celd Wave on Way Highways were blocked in many places throughout the storm area Strong winds piled deep across roads as soon as snowplows cleared them Trains were running late in the Dakotas and Minnesota Bus and air transport was halted in South Dakota Highway traffic in the southern half of Minnesota was slowed to a crawl or halted Buses and railroads were ing in North Dakota But some were late Air travel was ing there Meanwhile a blast of cold moved into the northern plains and headed for the north central storm belt As the wintry elements ed the Midwest Dixie was having a touch of mer Temperatures climbed into Continued on 10 Column 7 STORM Store Burns At Ceylon Ceylon Minn Fire started by an explosion today destroyed the Gamble hardware store ed in downtown Ceylon by Harry Brodt Brodt and a dozen other pants of apartments on the second floor of the two-story brick ing were forced to flee No one was hurt The explosion let go in the ment of the store about 1 a m Its cause was not learned It ripped out the front wall and scattered flames throughout the first floor Noise of the blast awakened the apartment residents enabling them to get out quickly A severe snowstorm was raging at the time The Ceylon fire de- unable to with the called for help The fire rig at Dunnell made the rip behind a state snow plow Sherburn's department also re- as did Fairmont's The Fairmont truck stalled in the snow on highway 16 about 12 north of Ceylon The firemen dug t out and finally reached the town Fire Chief Ed Vollrath of Ceylon estimated the fire daman at 000 to WEATHER LOCAL Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 no Maximum 35 minimum IS noon 29 precipitation 1.20 7 indues acts tonight at tun rises tomorrow at Winona and and much colder with ing winds tonight Sunday fair and cold Low tonight five above n city near zero in country High Sunday 24 weather rage 10
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