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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Warmer Tonight, Showers Wednesday The Proof of FM Superiority is In the Listening VOLUME 50, NO. 153 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES Yanks Rip Roadblock Wage, Price Rationing Bill Advanced Senate Approval Assures Passage Of Law Soon U. S. Marines In The Foreground take cover as they await their turn to advance across rice paddies past burning huts in the Naktong river sector of the Korean front. Their objective is the hill in the background from which enemy automatic fire is coming. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Aldermen Not Giving Up On Water for Glen View Council to Meet Thursday With Water Board By Adolph Bremcr The aldermen, who feel that the water commissioners have done 'em wrong, want to hear that story again. Two weeks ago three aldermen went to the board to hear the commissioners tell why they aren't Tunning water mains out to Rob- ert Leicht's Glen View addition In West Bums valley. The three aldermen came back to the city council last night and reported they weren't satisfied with the story, clthough First Ward Alderman Loyde Pfeiffer. one of the three, admitted that obviously the council's own. version of the affair isn't strong enough either to convince all of the board members that the water mains are ikdvisable. But- the aldermen aren't giving up; all as many as can Couple Leaps to Safety As Train Smacks Car A Trempealeau, Wis., couple leaped from a stalled car Mon- day afternoon a few moments before it was struck by a switch engine at Minnesota Ci- ty. The car was virtually wreck- Rail Workers Ignore Plea To Stay on Job ed in the mishap which occurr- ed at about p.m. at a rail crossing in Minnesota City. Edward Fred Schulenburg told Sheriff George Fort that he and his wife were driving south on a Minnesota City street when he stopped the car for a rail crossing. Schulenburg began to drive across the track when the car suddenly stalled and efforts to start the machine were unsuc- cessful. Mrs. Schulenburg noticed the engine approaching and ran down the track Jn an attempt to flag it to a stop. The engineer, however, was unable to stop the engine in time to avoid crashing into the car and waved to Schulenberg to leave the car. Tie Trempealeau man jump- ed out of the automobile a few moments before the crash. The car was struck by the front Washington More railway make attend a meeting ofjworkers struck today, ignoring a the water board at 5 p.m. Thurs-jWhite House plea to stay on the day In the city building, jjob. Home Builders I The new strikes are In Fitts- They decided to do that last j burgh and Chicago. I night when Mr. Leicht and Like those called yesterday in' end of the engine and thrown a dozen of the site owners and (Louisville, Cleveland and home builders in Glen View told I apolis-St. Paul, these are five-day I the aldermen about their troubles.'token strikes. The idea is to call! They've pot sanitary sewers attantion to a wage-hour dispute run out to the addition by the city [that was dragged on for 1" council at the expense of the city, and in the addition, at their ex- pense but they don't have wa- ter, and have no prospect of city water unless the water board will run mains out there. Here's llie background for the situation: Under Winona's compli- cated and divided system of gov against a crossing sign, Damage to the car has been estimated at Drowns After From Boat months. All the strikes are comparative-) ly small, but they are in such key I spots union leaders have estimated! they will put men out of! Crosby, Minn. Fred W. Groth, 58, of St. Paul, drowned An attempt to settle the Monday in Serpent lake with- By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Washington Overwhelm- ing Senate approval of a home front mobilization bill virtually as- sured President Truman today the power to invoke wage-price-ration- ing controls and otherwise gearj the nation to a Wartime footing. The Senate passed the emergen- cy measure last night by a whop- ping 85 to three vote. It did so after writing in some restrictions on the President's authority which administration forces battled against in vain. The Senate bill and an economic controls measure which the House approved on August 10 are vastly different in some essential details, but both authorize Mr. Tmman to impose wage-price curbs and other) inflation controls.' Sc the bill which finally goes to the White House after a Sen- ate-H o u s e conference commit- tee irons out differences between the two versions certainly will carry wage-price-rationing author- ity. Inclusive Controls Overriding vigorous administra- tion opposition, the Senate voted 50 to 36 to require the President sit Company, to invoke wage and price controls! Lindquist made simultaneously and virtually across the board if he imposed them at all. The amendment was sponsored by Republican Senators F.B.I. Arrests Rocket Expert fjB.1. today announced the arrest of rocket project expert at Den- ver, Colo., on charges of violat- ing the atomic energy act. F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoo- ver said the man is Sanford Lawrence Simons, 28, employed at Denver university and now assigned to an Army rocket project in that area. Formerly connected with the Los Alamos, N. atom-bomb project. Simons was accused of having taken "an extremely valuable piece of plutonium" away from the project. Hoover said the plutonium, a highly fissionable material, had been recovered by F.B.I, agents at Simons' home where it was found in a glass vial buried un- der his house. Transit Line Funds Probed In Twin Cities St. Paul Leonard Lind- quist, chairman of the Minnesota railroad and warehouse commis- sion, said today the commission will conduct a full dress investi- gation into reports that racketeer- ing elements have become interest- ed in the Twin City Rapid Tran- the Dark Arrows show sectors along the Korean battlefron, where massed North Koreans are being held off balance by United Nations forces, indicated by open arrows. Yanks hit at Reds (1) Advancing on gateways to Pusan with the fiercest righting near Chungam, In the north (2) A roadblock set up by infiltrating Reds was knocked out ten miles north of Taegu. In this area, South Korean units gained ground near Indong. South Koreans inched ahead north of Pohang against (3) Reds preparing tor drive down the east coast. A small Red bridgehead at Hyonpung, underlined, across the Naktong river Is under close watch by U. S. troops. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Bricker (Ohio) and Wherry ment immediately after mission approved a resolution au- thorizing him to subpoena records and witnesses needed to complete his investigation of stock owner- ship and operation of the company. Heat and Stench of Death The directive killed a section of i The company operates street car the administration bill which would have let Mr. Truman put wage and price. .controls into ef- fect on a selective basis if he car- ed to, in advance of any overall program. Under that plan, he and bus lines in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Lindquist began his investigation several weeks ago before the com- mission without his voted the company a fare" In- would not have had to invoke gen-1 crease. He said at the time that eral wage ceilings until a substan-jhe wished to learn who would ben tial part of the economy was un- der price control. The House bill permits selective controls. On the other hand, the Senate efit from a fare increase. Korea's Atrocity Hill Wins Place in History By Hal Boyle Taegu, Korea, August most military cam- U. S. Troops, Tanks Clear WaytoTaegu Supply Route For Allies Opened; Pusan Hills Taken i By Russell Brines Tokyo American troops and tanks wiped out'a threaten- ing Red Korean roadblock ten miles north of Taegu Tuesday. Their mates took three command- ing hills to block the coastal gate- ways to Pusan port in the south. The Reds behlnd-the-lines road- block near Taegu had choked ofl I all Allied supplies from Taegu for hours and threatened to trap I troops of the U. S. 27th "Wolf- hound" infantry division. The central front and extreme fighting was the most bitter of the 24-hour period ended Tues- day midnight. All along the 12-mile perimeter I of the Allied beachhead. United. Nations troops held firm or ad- vanced. Tuesday's air action was topped by a fleet of 70 B-29s bombing Chongjin with 700 tons of. explo- sives. Chongjia is not far from the Soviet Siberian border. The Reds had shoved men divisions against the Al- lied defense line. A.P. Correspondent Don Whjte- iheaa with the Americans north of Taegu said infiltrating Red snip- ers and machinegun fire pinned down troops and correspondent! along the mountain road. Tank Battle Blaiei The two-hour tank battle, pitting big American Pershings against Russian made T-34s, blazed in Tuesday's early morning darkness. Four 45-ton American tanks caught nine 32-ton Bussian-b u 111 paigns one or more hills gain a brief or long renown as giant road gravestones for the men who bled upon their slopes. Imacnjnes on In war you've got to control the high ground to win. There was Hill 609 in Tunisia, Troina in Sicily, Monte Cassino in Lindquist issued this Mount Suribachi on Iwo jima and Sugar Loaf hill on Okinawa. Now a new name can be added today: "I have been informed that racketeering elements have be- refused to strip from the bill interested in the Twin City of the authority for wage and Transit Company. controls. An amendment by Sen- ator Capehart (R.-Ind.) to do that was swamped, 75 to six. The vote on the Senate bill came after eight hours of debate and "Under authority of the resolu- tion passed by the commission this morning, a full dress investi- gation of stock transactions and the conduct of the business of the balloting on about 30 amendments. I Twin City Rapid Transit Company, many of them comparatively min-Swill be continued to determine or and technical. whether these reports are true. On the final vote, only three Re-1 "Where racketeering is involved publicans voted against the a utility such as this, the pub Senators Ecton Malonejlic pays tribute to gangster ele v- ernmentnl responsibility, the but got nowhere, council runs interceptor sewers or I Nevertheless. President Tru- collector lines iu its cwn top labor negotiator, John and all taxpayers share the Steelman, said he would call Such a collector run out hi unions and railroads together (Nev.) and Williams Other Points Besides the wage-pvice-rationing authority and the allocation "r'eturns fr'o'm priorities powers, the measure j properties and attempts of- provides for: jten are made to corrupt public of- Libby Workers At Rochester Out on Strike Rochester, Minn. About 200 employes of the Libby McNeil blazing" to this historic scene or a four-day fight that ranks the .Reds have tried to come down I three straight nights about 12 miles north of Taegu. The tanks blazed away 300 yards. U. S. tanks got two of the Reds' rean campaign, It was in a ravine of hor- ror on this hill that Red guards executed with burp gun fire 36 bound American prisoners. This massacre' gave the hill its nickname on the map it is mark- Jed only as hill number 303 and that is probably the thing those! who fought there will remember1 most about it. That and the heat and the stench of death under a .st njght dragged on until after in a few feet of the public bathing beach. Groth, who was in a boat, "XueuYt" was believed to have suffered 1. Control of consumer credit, war 43. principally for the today for further talks. diate benefit of Glen View. There still was no indication that The i-iiy council also contracts Mr. Truman planned to the! for lateral sewer lines in residen-! roads. nal areas and benefiting proper-; steelman said he had specif-! ties share the cost. Generally it jcally requested the unions to rail does thai on petition, but it does off their strikes, but that Jipy re- not need to wait for petitions. .fused. Independent Board The Brotherhood of Railroad Construction of water mains Trainmen and Order of Hallway: and srllimr of are time- 'Conductors called the walkout! lion i'f the boavd of municipal against U. S. Steel work-., ;i wholly independent board railroad, ihe Elgin. Joliet and' in city. It runs water mains to Eastern a! Chicago, and the Pitts- j areas of its choice, and o.ivs the burgh and Lake Erie Railroad i eost of the mains out ot profits -Pittsburgh. of selliiv: water. The P. L. E. said the strike1 According to present uUfrprcin- would halt its passenger service- taiioti ol Die law, the city council between Pittsburgh and Younas-: cannot oolioct its assessments for. town. Ohio, as well as Us freisfh'J lateral sewers unless the sewers service. arp actually used. The unions have demanded re- Worried about just such a siiua-'peatedly that the President lise tinn as now exists, the council seizure powers bestowed by a 191S' about a year inquired of the law. They said they would keep1' water board if it would follow lat-r their railwayman members eral sewers with water mains. The; at and send the strikers board discussed it and tolcl the back to their jobs if the govern- yes. informally. ment takes over. Las: May the council opened bids The dispt centers on the un-; lateral sewers to and m Glen ions' demanas for a pay boost for! View addition. Before awarding; train service employes "and n re-! the contracts. Council President duced work week, from 48 to 40 William P. Theurer said last night. without a pay reduction, for he called William P. Brown, ores-yard service workers. ident of the water board. 'The "token" strikes called by Any Objections ;the trainmen's brotherhood and -n i. f i, 2. A ban on hoarding of scarce heart attack. Shortly before he fell: overboard he called for help to (Continued on Page 8. Column group of boys at the beach. WAGE, PRICE "For these reasons it is an pb- Iligation of the commission, which is charged with establishing the fares knocked out immediately north of Taegu in three days by the Amer- icans to ten Russian-made tanks. All the American tanks escaped serious damage. On the blazing southern front the tr. S. 25th infantry division and the Fifth regimental combat team from Hawaii held firmly astride the bloodstained road to Pusan, 35 miles to the east. Tile 35th regimental combat team Tuesday drove a numerically superior Red force from a, corn- battle of Atrocity hill is that it manding ridge near Chungam four ended in the destruction of a grow-j miles northwest of the dusty, clap- fag beachhead across the Naktongj board village of Hainan, river that had put the enemy with- The Fifth regimental combat in 12 air miles of Taegu, then the team stormed up the steep Sobuk provisional capital of South Korea, hills near Tur.dok, just south of To save Taegu, the United States Chungam. The union was certified as divifion nad to hod! Negro troops of the 24th infan- ments without getting any return in the form of improved service or economical or efficient opera- and Libby Canning Company arej But the lasting importance ofihs ion. Stockholders may be depriv-1 on strike here today. The workers, members of the C.I.O. United Packinghouse Work- ers, local 199, walked out at 6 p, m. Monday and set up picket lines. 17 Army Divisions Planned As War Spurs Rearming negotiate. Contract northwest of Waegwan, and ovei-lican battle line. demands include a 25 looks the main highway leading A.P. Correspondent Stan Swinton, week. The present wage scale is of the peninsula. Washington The im- pact of the Korean war and the rearmament program will give the nation 17 Army divi- sions, a fleet which will in- clude 23 carriers of various types in operation and an Air Force of 69 groups. That outline of the augment- ed force emerged today in the release of testimony by defense officials on President Truman's request for a supplemental appropriation, to be added to the regular funds for the current year. The Army will get this: An- other combat division, to bring the number of such units to 11; two additional replacement training divisions to be added to four now in operation. The committee was given Ke told Mr. Brown that if the .the conductors' union hit first this picture of how the Army water board had any objections at key rail terminals was under strength at the start IJ'T -i! uii'ic-i at. cijc v the award that the board shouldjLomsvilJe and St. Paul and Repub-i of the Korean war: There were put in an appearance at the nextlic Steel Corporation's council meeting. President Theurer.terminal at Cleveland, recounted, and that Mr. Brown; said the board would if there were! obiections, Hamlinp tn The board did not put in an ap-namime pcarancc and the contracts awarded, Last night Alderman said he had confronted the board; switching! ming Pfeifierj st Paul A program for I preparation of elementary school -y, teachers will be started by Hamline neaped on fajj_ students who Mr. Brown said that he had ak" Avil! be able to meet requirements o: them "with tears in our eyes ,the state department of Column 8.) education for the certification of 'complete the four-year program be able to meet requi (Continued on Page ALDERMEN 'elementary school teachers. ten divisions, but with the ex- ception of two, they were "con- siderably below" the organiza- tional table for peacetime strength. Far Eist Forces In the Far East command, each infantry regiment, except one, was short an infantry bat- talion a total shortage of 11 battalions in the four divisions in Japan. There was a further shortage of 11 artillery bat- teries in the four divisions. Throughout the Army, includ- ing the Far East, the Army was 40. OCX! under its bud- get-fixed strength 630.000 tthe ceiling since has been lift- ed.) By next June 30, the Ar- my expects to have a strength of men. The expansion program now under way is designed to bring units in the Far East up to full wartime manpower strength; to bring units in the United States destined for the Far East to full strength, and to replace in the so-called general Reserve units being shipped overseas. The program, of course, also includes provisions for replacements at the front. Battle Losses Officials of the Army medi- cal department, on a purely actuarial basis, estimated that battle losses in Korea will be about five per cent per month. General J. Lawton Collins, Army chief of staff, is depict- ing the broad program for the expanding Army, said that "We are" going to follow the basic concept of keeping the regular forces of the Army down to the minimum and re- lying largely on our National Guard and organized Re- serve for the build-up." Collins said that at this stage of the game the major need of the Army is to mod- ernize its equipment." Secre- tary of Defense Johnson told the committee that emphasis would be put on tank produc- tion. Navy's Program Navy officials said the ex- pansion program for the fleet and its aviation was like this: Combatant ships will be in- creased from 243 under the present budget to 282; amphi- bious-type and auxiliary craft will be increased from 336 to 629. bringing the total number of operating ships to 911. In the air, there will be three more attack carrier groups, three antisubmarine carrier groups, seven more patrol squadrons. The new total of cents an hour pay raise and time from Seoul through Taegu to th; in a dispatch timed after the U.S. and a half for over 40 hours alsupply port of Pusan at the sout.1 ]Eighth Army communique at p.m. Tuesday E.S.T.> said recapture of the mountain won back for the Americans all the ground they had lost Monday. Bomb Casualties Heavy Announcement of the B-29 raid was made as the North Korean ra- dio said in a broadcast that Al- cents an hour for women and 95 i for men. The company said its operations are not seriously affected by the walkout. The workers who walked out were clearing up after the pea pack and preparing for the corn pack, which is not scheduled to start until next week. When a pack is under way, the payroll rises to around 500. The battle began last Tues- day. Some stray dogs came uv and sniffed the foxholes where a company of American infan- trymen were dug in on the mile-long ridge. Then the liofs ran back. Marine Reserves Leave Duluth Within 15 minutes to half bombing had killed or wound- hour the attack said Ser-jed i-582 civilians and destroyed geant Horst W, Schroeder, Middle n important industrial plants. Village N. Y. "and our doughboys The broadcast said half the cas- are convinced the dogs led them uaHies were killed. The Red radio .to our positions. We can't prove added houses were destroy. lihey were patrol dogs but between July 2. and August 3 I is what the boys believe." I The Reds came in waves. In ivaristion of football's "double Iwhen the larger Allied bombing raids were started. Aside from the roaring southern Duluth Duluth yesterday bid goodbye to its first organized Reserve unit departing for active I VallD J3 toon" system, the Reds drove and the continuous probing the thin American line and took Patrols north of Taegu. the rest of took the ridge. It then became a battle in which planes operated by the Navy