Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Local Showers Late Tonight Baseball Tuesday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME so, NO. us FIVE CENTS PER COPY MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES Wi inonan ear B U. S, in a flrst offensive drive in South Korea launched three-prong attack at the south end of their defense perimeter today. Covering a 20-mile front and aimed at Chlnju, the troops, mostly American, were making gains in excess of two miles toward their goal. At the central sector, the U. S. First cavalry division was astride the Kumchon-Taegu road and rail line. (A.P, Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Surprise Attack sets Red Plan By Rmiell Tokyo S. Marines Army infantrymen cracked out on n 20-mlle-wide front today and roll- ed stubborn Red troops back near- ly two miles in southeastern Ko- rea. It the first American ojfen- ;sive after five bitter weeks of de- Truman Certain To Get Broad Control Powers House Passage On Compromise Bill This Week By William F. Arbogast Washington President Tru- man appeared certain today to get broad powers to cope with crisis- born inflation trends, but Congress! was fretting over how to give them' jto him. i Banking committees of the House land Senate called meetings for to- day in an effort to untangle the legislative knot that stymied action last week. To give its committee time to' (work out a compromise, the House! i tossed aside the controversial con- itrols bill until tomorrow after hav- ling spent almost all of last week (getting nowhere. I Its leaders said they were conf- ident now that a compromise would) j be forthcoming in time for House' [passage Wednesday. Spokesmen for the disputing groups which have (held up action said they were ready to come to terms. The terms on which they seemed likely to agree would give the Pre- sident stand-by authority to: (3) Allocate materials and say who ha? [first call on them. (2) Invoke wage land price controls, (3) Order ra- i tion ing of scarce materials, (4) (Make government loans to spur pro- iduction and (5) Control the exten- jtion of credit. This is more than Mr. Truman asked but he has indicated willing- ness to accept it all if Congress doesn't make the legislation too rigid for his taste. The House, which voted for a mandatory automatic control pro- vision and then reversed itself, appeared ready to let the President have his way on that subject. The Senate banking committee has voted to give the President the free hand he asked on this. However, Senator Lyndon John- son (D.-Texas) said yesterday that rom Durns 3 Children, Wife Flee From Flames Joseph Lynch, 52, Overcome On Return Info Blazing Structure Marine Reservists Mobilizing Washington The Marine By Gordon Holte An heroic dash into the blazing house in which he believed his three children to be trapped early today resulted in serious injuries to Joseph J. Lynch, 514 Washington street, who is reported lo be in critical con- -----'---------------------------------------dilion at the Winona General hos- pital. The 52-year-old county highway 'department employe was severely ,'burned during the rescue attempt 'at the height of the fire which was i discovered in the Lynch home shortly after 5 a. m. today. i Ironically. Lynch's return to tha burning home from which he prev- iously had escaped w'as unnecessary for only a few moments earlier the three In age from seven to 16 Mrs. Lynch had made their way from the blazing structure. Corps announced today it will mo-j Recovered By Firemen Ibilize all of its, volunteer re-; Lynch was rescued rron- tne i serves. Icaust by firemen who found him ly- j A Marine spokesman said theiing unconscious beside a table in. j initial call is going out to approx- dinine room. Apparently over- jimately officers and men j feet 'who will report for active duty a kitchen door which might Itween August 15 and October 31. [have afforded him an escape to j The Marine Corps said that it [Safety, jalso is calling up additional organ- ized units of its air reserve. Some iair reserve units were summoned toi Nor has tne cause of the blaze [active duty about three weeks ago. been determined although a son, j The corps already has called Lyncri. slated this noon that active duty all its organized ground ;he lne fire was caused by reserve units. (defective wiring in the two-story A Marine spokesman said no structure has been set for the call to approx- The fire ls 'believed to have innately JO.OOO volunteer for 50me time before it 111 IfJC Ifl.-t a ViTVMirrVM-mt- fVio _ As yet, the complete story of the ;fire has not been constructed by sjthe fire department. not be included first summons. Churchill Has Been Ri3ht Before By Stewart Alsop Churchill's recent speech in the House of Com-1 mons is curiously sad. It is bleak and rather bare, with few of the old flourishes. But it is full of the sort of facts which it sometimes seems that only a Churchill is cap- able of facing, Churchill retreat. About Americans and some South Korean commando were thrown into the attack. They clashed head-on with the crack North Korean Sixth division. It is backed by the Red First di- vision. The two total around men. The offensive had been under without the automatic feature tied to living costs. "I am afraid that controls may become a political The Charred Remains of the house in which .Joseph J. Lynch, 514 Washington street, was burned critically this morning is shown in the photograph..above. The front was scorched by the blaze. Republican-Herald photo Harriman Visits Front in Korea 17 Killed, 60 In B-29 Explosion e out of the United States, Pyongyang, North Korean capital, Tokyo Truman's and the industrial city of Wonsan special assistant on foreign ;nlgh'- Release From West Coast Jail finally erupted throughout the en- [tire front section of the house. Wife Calls Firemen i Mrs. Lynch ran to a nearby firs (alarm box at Howard and Wash- jiington street and summoned 'ire- 'men who found that the entire [front of the building was ablaze jwhen they arrived. One fireman, Richard Blank, suffered a severely cut hand when he sought to climb through a win- dow of the burning home to rescue iLynch. i Mrs. Lynch said that she 'sleeping: in a downstairs bedroom i Sand that her husband was lying I Washington The Army a couch on the porch tn, Inounced today that confirmed cas-jjjre broke jualties of the Korean war through she lhat she ran up_ Korean War Casualties Total (August 6 totaled Spokesmen said 153 were killed, In stairs to arouse the three 16-year-old Patricia, Michael, nine. action and Josephi JrM oiily oc- San Francisco far by the B-29s. In the latest official field report .lling 17 Air others were missing and 60 or more persons were injured, some ges> jawyers will seek his release Many of the injured were Air Force personnel and their 1 trails frnm Om J2'1 a Wllt "abeaS i corpus. 1.590 wounded (missing. ,'cupants of the upstairs rooms. An- "The Army feels very daughter- Kathryn. who re- iabout casually reports theLdes the was sleeplng at -Harry said, because it is soja friend5 ]ast nlght close tOt the hearts of the American j The children, however, appar- people. lently had been roused by the fire, was added that the Army al-iwalked down stairway and out Monday on the new Allied often- L" TT viirhth Armv mm he founa American military sive a u. s. tignth Army rt s..lfVl munique released at p. m. said: "The attack launched this morning by the 25th division and the Marine brigade ad- vanced about yards today on a broad front. Strong resis- tance was met with S forces inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy." The Reds, getting ready for On his return to Japan, Harriman iaAmong Brigadier [leaders and South Korean officials General Robert F' Travis' 45' "very cheerful and optimistic." battalion controls. His injuries were list-! Thc President of the C.I.O. Long ;ways waits lo inform families un- of the house raoments brfore ..ilil "we are A briefing much-decorated commander of the base, leader of the Ninth heavy ed as not serious. Both inboard engines developed serious trouble as the wheels of the judge George Harris revoked BrLd-1 The total today, for instance, heavily laden bomber left the run- here He and Jiero ofiwav- Tbe Pllot told tne contr0' behind tower he couldn't raise his landing benUld This caused further drag. shoremen's union was taken into custody Saturday after Federal; day. jofficer added that the total for missing in action changes from! ges' bail. mother arrived. Escapes Through Window I When Mrs. Lynch discovered that the children had left the house, to leave by the Counsel for the labor leader from tte Par East yes'i through and made it impassable. it'CrQ3J. TJpv Anlv nf they would ask the U. S. circuit Harriman visited a command post close to the front, [lines while American artillery roar-1 Igear said plane commander and! He couldn't lift the plane morejcourt of appeals for a writ of habeas :ing to hide anything. We are trying I Harriman also visited U. S. Eighthlthe pilot were among eight of 200 feet. lArmy field headquarters and men who escaped him. He tried to get back to the jferred with 65 less than the number of missingjbut >ound that flames had brokejl Her only possible means of exit The Army said it was not try- was throuBh a second-floor win- Low hills confront-! corpus. They also said they would ;to handle casualty notifications in a thrust of their own toward Haneda airport at miles east of the kickoff placeJP. m._in General MacArthur's plane. tte Unijed Nations drive, Bataan. wcatt ____. ,____i I 'TJitJ the commander nad made an emergency belly, runway. (landing. The fire and explosion! He almost made less I .-amc wwrai latpr. j than a minute more. Sergeant R. H. Lewis, Clay, Ky., re- watching as the troubled ship came The Harriman party returned several minutes .later. 17 Bodies Recovered Seventeen bodies have been American right flank hard. On the northern front the Com- shals the facts of ness in Europe, and Soviet strength: 12 divisions against 175: a, wu uie nun-ncm num. uic few hundred tanks against moreimunists began a new than 40.000; modern of Yechon, the Eighth craft against a fraction of that communique said. Allied South "n plane took Harriman to Ko- covered. The two missing men were'swinging in on a ISO-degree turn, crew members. The four-enginejsaid: irea ear'y today. News of the crasried and exploded! >var front was_ withheld for: sriortly after takeoff for a long until after the 1 to Hits on Wing "Suddenly it straightened out, Appeal to a higher courts his lease on bail, contending that Harris in reporting casualties will de- range training mission. ____ Tne bodies of ten men who were number: reduced naval strengthjreans were engaged in severe f1Eht-j Harriman went to the American The dow which she broke open and jumped to the roof of an addition I to the rear end of the house. From this structure she was as- i .sisted to the ground bv neighbors went beyond legal precedents in now that the front in nad been awakened by the dering Bridges imprisoned. !is "more or less stabilized." (shouts of the children' and the Harris held Bridges to be a 'uf tlle iCniue up iit uic ui Deling UCLAUSC Mr ace to nationnal security and a report by columnist Drew I houseT through the ed the Department of Justice peti-'Pearson that the casualty tolal upl for cancellation of bail 1 was 660 killed, (Continued on Page 7, Column 5) Wounded and "actually miss-i tion (leveled and smashed its left wingjcourt termed Bridges "probably one'ing jn actioru" FIRE (other dead included three members into the ground." of the most cogent figures in thei against a submarine fleet far inorejing there. He said he would .........--------ITJIB hio- chin powerful than Hitler's: and so The big American push plowed Tokvo -omorrow bllt dld not dis_ of the base fire department and Remorselessly. Churchill draws two North Korean divisions hjs next !volunteer fire fighter. Three u' "the preparations of the rugged coastal country of the: ,Tn were unidentified. i iL-s -uuu There was a grinding, crushing Communist party in America roar. The landing gear crumpled, a trench and parallel Western Union to defend itself sector. The attack reports tnat Harriman; Base headquarters said Captain tainly stand on a far lower level made from the village of visit Taipei seat of the Chi-lE. Q. Steffes. 28, of East Chicago. _, Ind., the plane commander, was at i of than those of South Korea, The substance of Churchill's estimate of the present situa- tion is .that "there is at present no effective defense in West- ern Europe beyond the Chan- nel." and that England itself is in greater danger than in the worst days of 1940. Churchill does not spell out the mean- ing of this situation to the L'nit- cd States. But its meaning; is clear enough. ;35 air miles west of Pusan, the main U. S. seaport on the south eastern tip of the penmsula. The blow was punched out by, the Army's 35th and Fifth reg-i- jmental combat teams, the fifth Ma- 'j'ine reinforced regiment oE the First Marine division and some South Korean commando units. The United Nations offensive force had1 more than 6.000 men in it. I The Americans hit the Reds a! triple blow to start the offensive. First a curtain of steel was laid down by artillery for 20 minutes'. Next' fighter planes strafed and rocketed the North Korean Communist lines. Then the infantrymen leap- ed out of their foxholes and took oat after the cncrov. Carrier-based planes supported (Continued on Page CRASH nese Nationalist government. For the first time this country; faces the prospect, in case of gen-' eral war. of almost the whole! world outside the Western Herni-j sphere either actively united against us, or, like England, neu- tralized and rendered powerless to! help. This is an intolerable situa-j tion, for the United States as in the air attack on as for Europe. The first question.'the Reds, who were caught just which must now be asked is how i before trying to jump off on a long this intolerable situation Lvcounter-attack: of their own. likely to last. The offensive began at a.m.i Although the problem of the de-j The attacking U. N. troops lung-l fense of the Atlantic commmityjed from the East and Southeast has in no essential way beemtoward the main road between affected by the attack on and Red-held Chinju. 55 it is at least true that since Ko-jmiles west of Chinju, now rea all the sham plans for At-1 a rubbled city, has been the spring- lantic defense have been hurriedlyjboard for frequent Red thn'sts at and rather shame-facedly discard- Pusan. ed. New plans, based on the reali- General MacArthur's headquar- ties of the situation rather in Tokyo said the attack wasj comforting delusions, are now be-jprogressing on schedule. It was (Continued on Page 11, Column 1) (Continued on Page T, Column 6) ALSOPS J KOBEA Captain Robert S. Haraill, field provost marshal, inspects what remains of the tail gun section of the B-29 bomber which crashed and exploded at Fairfleld-Suisun Air Force Base, Calif. It was disclosed the plane carried 500-pound demolition bombs. When it exploded it spewed burning gasoline and wreckage over a nearby trailer camp. (A.P. Wirephoto.) adding: 'As such, his allegiance cannot j high tes'Jbe to the United Stales of America.j' Column 6) [His conduct since the beginning of; [the Korean crisis and his remarksj [during this (court) proceedings of such a nature as to justify this] 'court in concluding that his loyalty! 'and allegiance are and must be wittii the Communists." Bridges was on bail pending ap-i peal of his conviction in April on I a perjury charge. The jury found that he lied when he declared un-i ider oath at his naturalization hear-j ling that he was not a Communist. ,Bridges, born in Australia, became 'a citizen in 1945. The longshore leader .spent a quiet first day in the county jail. Sheriff's deputies said he adapted himself quickly and co-operatively to routine and asked no favors. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally! fair tonight and Tuesday, except local showers possible late conight. No important change in tempera- ture. Low tonight 62, high Tues-j day 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 'hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 85; minimum, 62; noon, precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maxi- mum, 89; minimum, 67; jioon, 85; jprecipitation. none; sun sets tonight iat sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 14. The Burned Stairway leading to the second floor of the frame structure occupied by Joseph J. Lynch is shown above. Three chil- dren sleeping on the second floor escaped injury in the fire.