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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Warm and Humid With Thundershowers VOLUME 52, NO. 152 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 14, 1952 Attend KWNO Shows In Commercial Bldg. At Winona Co. Fair TWENTY-TWO iects Truman Luncheon Bi rv> Holding Against New Blows By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL, Korea S. Marines beat back two fierce Communist attacks Wed- nesday night and today to retain their newly-won hold on Bunker Hill, in Western The battalion-size Red assaults were the third and fourth futile attempts to re- capture territory seized early Tuesday by the Leathernecks. A U. N. briefing officer said Communist casualties were heavy. By mid-day, he said, dead enemy soldiers lay sprawled in groups on the scarred slope of the hill, only four miles east of Panmunjom, the truce talks site. Allied warplanes continued to hammer at Red positions today. The Air Porce said tHey-knocked out nine troop bunkers and three gun positions, and killed or wounded -----20 Communists near Bunker Hill. Tired Marines, mean- while, huddled in their pre- fabricated timbered bunkers awaiting new Red moves. Reds Infiltrate Red machine gunners early to- day infiltrated the crest of nearby Siberia captured Tues- day by the Marines. But Allied troops silenced the guns in 15 min- utes. The Communists preceded their Wednesday night assault on Bunker Hill with a fiery, three-hour artil- lery barrage. Then, at p. m., Chinese in- fantrymen charged into withering fire from Marine rifles, machine guns and artillery. Seventy min- utes later the shattered Commu- nist battalion pulled back. The Reds launched the next at- tack at a. m.'Thursday. After a crackling skirmish which lasted four minutes, they withdrew to their lines. "When they found the Marines were really ready for them, they called it said Maj. Louis Breault, Dallas, Tex. Breault estimated or more Reds have been assigned to retake Bunker Hill. May Give Up "If recent patterns are he added, "it is very possible that if the enemy is unable to retake the hill in a week's time, they may give up." Of rounds of Communist artillery and mortar fire which fell in Allied territory Wednesday, rounds dropped in the Marine Mrs. Margaret Hall of Charlcroi. Pa., proudly looks at the Soldier's Medal, the Army's highest non-combat heroism medal, awarded her son Robert at Indiantown Gap, Pa. The 21-year-old basic trainee risked his life to save his comrades when he grabbed and threw away a live hand grenade that had been dropped accidentaDy. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Adlai Calls On i Robber Coughs Up lEvidence of Crime around Bunker Hill. Allied patrols fought two stiff clashes with Reds early Thursday in brief raids on enemy-field po- sitions north of Korangpo and west- northwest of Chorwon. Wednesday night, B26 bombers i YONKERS, N. Y. Hi Clayton blasted an enemy supply concen- i Cuff of Baltimore coughed up the j tration just north of Samdong, i evidence to pin a jewel theft charge j ol Other i against him and a companion, po- j teamed with Marine air- I lice say. craft and bombed Communist 50 Questioned In Slaying of Guardsman Description of Auto Believed Used In Slaying Given LA CROSSE, Wis. (Special) More than 50 persons most of them servicemen stationed at Camp been question- ed by La Crosse police in an at- tempt to determine the identity of the slayer of a Nebraska National Guardsman who was beaten to death here early Wednesday. The victim of the beating was identified by police as Cpl. Frank R. Walla, about 42, Seward, Neb., who was in his second week of training with a National Guard unit at Camp McCoy. The body was found at 7 a.m. _____________............ Wednesday in a garden at the rear He entered the hospital March Of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil 30 after he fell in his home andSxerr, 422 N. 8th St. received a bruise of his left hip. On i Car Described May 21 he fell in the hospital and received a fracture of the right hip. He underwent surgery for set- William J. Webb William J. Webb Dies at Whitehall WHITEHALL, Wis. W. J. Webb, 93-year-old Whitehall lumberman and banker, died at the Community Hospital at p.m. Wednesday following an ill- ness of about four months. ting the bone, from which he ap- parently had recovered satisfac torily. Funeral services will p. m. Saturday at the Whitehall! There was a rumor this morn- ing that .police had obtained a description of an automobile be- lieved to have been involved in By DON WHITEHEAD Cuff, 20, and Clinton Allen, 18, both of Baltimore, were arrested yesterday aboard a trolley car af- SPRINGFIELD, HI. Demo- j jer allegedly stealing a dia- cratic Presidential Nominee Adlai mond ring from a jewelry store. Stevenson called on the 48 states I Police said Cuff answered ques- today to give such sood govern-1 tions in a coughing, stuttering fa- ment to their people that they will j when a him to halt the "tidal wave" of centraliz- j missing diamond, ed power sweeping toward Wash- ington. In the first major speech since his nomination, Stevenson warned this drifi will go en unless the states "perform those necessary functions of government which don't have to be performed in Washington." Then he said: "The people will demand the services uncl it they don't get them at home they will turn to Uncle Sam And the states are the dikes which we build more strongly against the flood waters sweeping toward the District of Columbia." Democratic Rally front-line positions. Set Up Bunkers The prefabricated bunkers which helped the leathernecks withstand the assaults on Bunker Hill are especially designed shelters made of timber sawed and shaped in a Marine sawmill. One man can I easily Pack the. Parts for one ,bunk- er and erect it, merely an entrenching nails. In Tokyo, Gen. Otto Weyland said Red MIG 15s still outnumber Sabre jets, the fastest U. N. war- plane, "but the MIGs aren't wor- rying me a damned bit." The top Allied air commander explained that Allied air power has in- creased considerably while Com- munist strength has leveled off, with the result that "We have enough Sabre jets to take care of them, as has been shown by our recent victories." By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON friend of both President Truman and Adlai Stevenson gave his views in a'Stevenson said today that Truman raji'c, told Stevenson he would stay in in'the background of the coming speech prepared for a Pcmocrati of, campaign for practical the day, Vice President Albcn "-aions- Barkley of Kentucky. "However, the President is a Stevenson gave his own philo-1 practical politician and knows that sophy of government, defended his i Stevenson would be handicapped record as "ovcrnor of Illinois, campaigning as a Truman under- ripped into his Republican critics J this Democratic strategist turned some of his criticism i told a reporter, with the stipulation against former President Herbert! that he not be quoted directly. Hoover, and also poked some sar-: "Mr. Truman's main ambition casm at GOP Presidential Nomi-1 now is to go down in history as a nee Dwignt D. Eisenhower. I President whose policies He packed this wide swinging i were continued. He knows that array of topics into about chance could be marred if a Re- words which he had written and publican is elected with a resulting polished for the past two days up change in major Truman policies." until mid-morning. Tnis Democratic leader said Tru- Stevenson appeared to be com- man enjoyed saymg publicly that paring his own ability as an ad- he now is a buck prjvate in the ministrator to that Eisenhower's jranks aftcr Stevenson's initial tele- when he said: "It is easy enough vision appearances as the Demo- to have bright ideas about the nominee. of civil government in the ab- stract; but understand g believes Gov ating responsibilities experiencs and training of The "Gov. Stevenson has a real ap- four as a new character on the years in Springfield has me national scene. He will expand and a unique opportunity to explore and, I hope, to master in some measure the means by which corn- continue that by actually directing his own campaign." All of this appears to fit neatly peting parties, competing branches into indications now that any give- of government, competing groups i 'em-hell campaigning by Truman in the community can be brought to .common action for the common good." or Vice President Barkley will be under complete control of the venson organization. Mother Sues Pierz For Girl's Drowning PIERZ, Minn. The Village of Pierz is being sued for by the mother of a girl who drown- ed July 21 in the Skunk River in the village park. The victim was Mary Lou Cot- tom, 11, daughter of Mrs. Leo Maier, formerly of Brainerd. Methodist Church, the Rev. Flet- cher Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home Friday afternoon and eve- ning, Webb was born July 7, 1859, at Black Earth, Wis., son of William A. Webb and his wife, Adeline Warner Webb. In 1874 the family came here. Webb was engaged in farming, lumbering and in the dray business out of Whitehall un- til 1881 when he went to Telluride, Colo., in search of gold. He devel- oped mines out in the virgin min- ing area until 1886, when he was forced to give up the work because his hearing had been damaged, an affliction which finally caused him total deafness. After his return east he went in- to the hardware business at Heg- gen, Pierce County, and at Paynes- ville, Minn., but in 1890 he pur- chased the Whitehall lumber yard and remained in that business until 1929, when he sold to the Iverson-Larson Lumber Co. He then partially retired. He had serv- ed on the board of directors of the the death of Cpl. Walla. Early this afternoon, however, a member of the bureau of detec- Crosse police de that authorities a description of an auto- mobile. Killed by Blows Dr. George Reay, coroner said Walla died as the result of blows to the head. A postmortem per- formed on the body showed a hem- orrhage inside the skull, Dr. Reay The coroner said the soldier was robbed. He was killed to make the robbery possible or he was robbed to make the killing appear as a robbery, Dr. Reay said. Investigation has revealed visited several Third Street tav- erns Tuesday night. He was last seen alone at Third and State Streets at a.m. Detectives Wednesday morning were questioning Walla's compan- ions. The dead man's clothing and parts of the body were taken to the State Crime Laboratory late in the morning by Sheriff Roy Sampson and Det. Granville Smith. Found By Neighbor The body was found about a foot John 0. Melby Co. bank for j inside the alley line of the lot at some years and in 1939 was elected 422 N. 8th St. by W. A. Knoblauch president, a position which he held until the date of the annual meet- who lives in the house just to the south. He saw it when preparing ing this year. to leave for work in Norwalk. Webb married Ella Knudtson at! Police stated Walla's clothing Whitehall in 1886. She died in 1939. j was orderly and he apparently Survivors are his son, A. R. Webb, I was placed in the garden after a Whitehall, and two sisters, Mrs. j rainfall at 3 a.m. because he was Nettie Tubbs, Tampa, Fla., His face was covered with and there was a cut on the chin. Walla's billfold was missing and he had in change in his pock- ets Identification papers revealed he was a bridge worker in Se- Mrs. H. G. Becker, Long Beach, Calif. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudy, warm Vicinity Mostly and humid with brief periods of thundershowers to- night and Friday, turning cooler late Friday. Low tonight 68, high Friday 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m today: Maximum 89; minimum 65; noon 89; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp, 85 at noon; min. 84 at a. m. Noon readings Clouds scattered at and 000 feet; visibility 8 miles; wind from east at 10 miles per hour; humidity 82; barometer 29.84, fall- ing. Additional weather on Page 19. ward County, Neb., and that he has been in the National Guard for nine years. He was unmar- ried. His unit arrived in Camp McCoy Aug. 4 and was in its second week of training. Shoes Fit Prints Detectives stated Walla's shoes fit two prints which were found near the body. He was lying face down, and his cap was outside the alley fence. According to Dr. Reay, parts of the body will be given a toxicologi- cal examination at the Crime Lab- oratory and the clothing will be studied for possible clues to the killer. The coroner said he will call an inquest, -but he indicated no date. The body was taken to the Hell- wig and Morris funeral home. Livestock Got "Beauty Parlor" treatment at the Winona County Fair in St. Charles today as hundreds of 4-H and open class ex- hibitors groomed their entries for judging. Making sure that her grade ewe lamb is ready is Jeanette Kramer, 15, member of the .Homer Hilltoppers 4-H Club. This is her third year of exhibiting at the fair. A brother, Wayne, is showing a market lamb. (Repub- lican-Herald photo) Wi inona Aubrey J. Gibbs of South Bend, Ind., leaves no room for doubt of his political preference as he puts the finishing touches on an "I Like Ike" sign painted in red across the side of his house. Gibbs, who is painting his home red, will leave the sign o'n the siding until he paints over it in a week or so. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Co. Fair Opens Gates for Four-Day Stand By AL OLSON Republican-Herald Farm Editor ST. CHARLES, area deserted for more than 11 months each year came to life here with noise and activity galore this morn- ing as the 43rd annual Winona County Fair opened. Doors on the exhibit halls were thrown open at 8 a.m. as 10 judges began their long and arduous task of classifying the hundreds of entries in all open and 4-H divi sions. The bellowing of cattle, the crowing of roosters and the roar of carnival trucks broke with the dawn over the fairgrounds, and in- creased in as the day ad- vanced. Unlike last year when rain made grounds muddy before the fair ever opened, the sun was hot and bright as judging began. The weatherman performed perfectly, too, on Wed- nesday as farmers and city folk Belgium Votes To Cut Down Draft Period Winona Day Set Sunday is being billed as Wi- nona Day at the Winona Coun- ty Fair and helping to make the event more successful will be carloads of Association of Commerce Ambassadors from Winona. The Ambassadors, headed by Carlus Walters, will wear their red sashes and black bow ties. They will drive onto the race track in front of the grand- stand. "We're scheduling Winona explained Fair Presi- dent Francis Kramer, "as a means of expressing our appre- ciation to the merchants and residents of that city for their wonderful co-operation." made their traditional mecca to the grounds with livestock, garden products, clothing and home econ- omic entries. All previous entry records in the fancy work and bakery divisions were shattered this year, accord- ing to Roger Anderson, fair sec- retary. Additional display cases had to be set up to accommodate the overflow, he revealed, and Wednes- day night art additional judge had to be secured for this division. "Cool weather must have given added stimulus to. the women folk in the kitchen this com- mented Miss Hattie Jessen, St. Charles, veteran, head of the food department in open class compe- tition. Entries literally "poured" through the secretary's new office on the grounds until late Wednes- day night. The total number is being checked today, but officials said it will be about the same as last year, with some divisions up, others down a little. In the 4-H building there are some home economic exhib- its to be judged today, Miss Ar- leen Barkeim, summer club agent, revealed. Missing from the fair are swine (Continued on 3, Column 8.) FAIR STARTS By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON Belgium's decision to cut down its military conscription period created new i troubles for Gen. Matthew B> JRidgway's European army which I apparently were not anticipated I here a short while ago. I The Brussels government decided yesterday to knock three months off the 24 previously required, af- ter failing the previous day to get countries to agree on a common two-year training pro- gram. i Belgium is the only member of the European Defense Community with a two-year service per.od. Norway requires 12 months, The Netherlands and France 18 months, and Italy 15 months. Great Britain, which is not an EDC member, has two years' service. Strikes and demonstrations against the conscription period broke out in Belgium last week. The Belgians requested a meeting of EDC partners to seek a common two-year term, but no agreement was reached. Brussels then an- nounced its conscripts would have to serve only 21 months, although the official period remains two years. Gen. Ridgway. supreme Allied commander, had told the EDC representatives that two years' I training was the minimum for the caliber of reserve troops needed. Some European officials contend they can raise their manpower quotas without longer conscription. Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, chief of staff at European headquarters, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in March that increased reserve training in Europe was He said Western European forces had to depend upon reserves be- cause they could not afford to maintain large standing armies. Belgium has one of the smallest forces in the EDC. Congress was told in March that this totaled However, this was 1.5 per cent of Belgium's nearly nine million people the largest pro- portionate contribution. The most important effect of the Brussels action is apt to be psycho- logical. Cabinet, World Affairs Briefing Turned Down Invitation Senl Out Before Adlai's White House Visit WASHINGTON W> President Truman invited Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to a Cabinet luncheon and foreign affairs briefing at the White House next Tuesday but the Republican presidential nominee I turned down the offer. The White House made public today the text of a telegram Tru- man sent Eisenhower Wednesday morning and said the general's reply, rejecting the offer, had bees received. Press Secretary Joseph Short told newsmen the invitation to Eisenhower had been "in the works" before Gov. Adlai Steven- son, the Democratic presidential nominee, came here on Tuesday for a round of conferences at the White House. Thanks For Offer In his telegram to Truman, Ei- senhower said: Thank you for your offer to have me briefed by certain of- ficers of the government on the foreign situation. On the personal side, I am also grateful for your luncheon invitation. "In my current position as standard bearer of the Republican party and of other Americans who want to bring about a change in, the national government, it is my duty to remain free to analyze publicly the policies and acts, of the administration whenever it ap- pears to me to be proper and in the country's interest. "During the present period the people are deciding our country's leadership for the next four years. The decision rests between the Republican nominee and the can- didate you and your Cabinet are Supporting, and with whom you j conferred before sendisg your mes- sage. Under Circumstances "In such circumstances and in such a period I believe our com- munications should be only those which are known to all the Ameri- can people. Consequently, I think it would be unwise and result in confusion in the public mind if I were to attend the meeting in the White House to which you have in- vited me." Eisenhower then said he would change his decision instantly if a grave emergency should arise, but added that Truman had not in- dicated any current crisis. "With respect to the weekly re- ports to the Central Intelligence Agency that you kindly offered to send me, I will welcome these re- Eisenhower told the Presi- dent. Then the general went on to say he was accepting the_offer with the understanding that his freedom to discuss foreign policy would not be restricted, except in security cases. In his message, Eisenhower pointed up that Truman and bis top aides conferred with Stevenson before the President invited the general to a similar conference. And the invitation was extended after the general had sharply cri- ticized the administration publicly for taking Stevenson into the inner I circle. Political Forces IB his statement Tuesday, Eisen- ihower said the President and his Cabinet "obviously want the peo- ple to know that the nominee of the Democratic convention is subser- vient to the political forces which have too long been in power in lour country." Among those who briefed Ste- venson were Gen. Omar N. Brad- ley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and Walter Bedell Smith, chief of the hush-hush Central In- telligence Agency. The general said presence -of military and national security per-. sonnel at the meeting "implied a decision to involve responsible non- political officers of our govern- ment, who bear heavy responsibi- lities in our national defense organ- ization, into a political campaign in which they have no part." And, said Eisenhower, the meet- ing raised "the disturbing question as to whether the President and his Cabinet can possibly con- template using resources of the federal government to influence the judgment of the voters of the United States during this cam- paign." Austin Auto Has Gas Turbine Engine LONDON Iff) One of Britain's biggest automobile makers, the Austin Motor Co., took' out patents today on a gas turbine engine for cars and trucks. I The engine, the company said, if 1 still in the experimental stage. V ;