Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Showers Tonight, Cooler Friday The Proof of FM Superiority Is In the Listening VOLUME 50, NO. 160 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINQNA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, 1950 TWENTY PAGES Police Department Streamlining Seen Everett Laak Named Assistant Chief As Police, Fire Commissioners Meet By Gordon Holte Extensive changes In the organization of the Winona police depart- ment were taken under consideration by the board of fire and police commissioners Wednesday night, and there were indications that a furthei streamlining of administrative policies may be forthcoming. The major action taken by the board was the creation of the offlce of assistant chief of new post in the police department table) of organization. Immediately appointed to the new office by unanimous agree- ment of the board members was Everett Laak, at present serving as chief of detectives on the Wi-j nona force. The appointment, which becomes effective September 1, was made to insure that a person would be available to assume authority for the administration of the depart- ment and be responsible to the fire and police board in the event Chief of Police A. J. Bingold is) absent during vacation periods, onj business trips outside the city or because of illness. Together with his role of assist- ant chief, Laak will continue to serve in his present capacity as chief of detectives. The board observed that police force personnel at the present is insufficient to create a wholly in- dependent office of assistant chief. Board members feel that present needs can be served as effectively under the plan devised yesterday. Laak was the only man suggest- ed for the new office and his ap- pointment received the unanimous approval of the five-man board. A member of the Winona police department since May 1, 1939, Laak was named detective to 1944 and served as chief of detectives since 1948. He has held various offices In the Winona Police Officers associa- tion and In 1948 attended classes at the Federal Bureau of Rail Strike Set Monday Cation's National academy atl Washington D. C. Open to select- ed police and peace officers from throughout the nation, the F. B.I. Russ Likely To Continue U.N. Stalling Senate Tax Bill Terms Excess Profits Levy Won't Pass, George Predicts By Francis M. LeMay Washington Senator George fD.-Ga.) called up the tax bill lor Senate fle- jbate today and declared it will pass without an excess profits levy "or there will be no bill at all." But Senator O'Mahoney (D.- author of an amendment to collect some or more additional money yearly through a tax on corporations' excess pro- fits, thought otherwise. Some other j I Democrats agreed with him. George, chairman of the tax- writing finance committee, said Congress cannot risk throwing "a monkey wrench- into the economy" by taking an excess profits levy onto the bill. He said more study is needed, but that Congress will act next year on such a tax to collect to 000 a year. President Truman has advised that excess profits action be taken later. He asked a tax boost, in somewhat the same form as the Senate bill, as a "first installment" to pay higher government costs stemming- from the Korean war and rearmament. Meanwhile, trouble broke out on two other fronts facing the bill: 1. Senator Humphrey (D.-Minn.) _____ 10r929 Eligible jTruman Ponders To Vote Here In Fall Primary Citizens Fail to Register, Says Wildgrube By Adolpli Breroer At the September 12 primary election persons will be eligi- ble to vote in the city of Winona. That's only about JOO more regis- trations than for the last previous election here the city general election in April, 1949. However, registration cards of' about 550 voters were removed last] January, for failure to vote in two calendar years, so that about 650 ivoter registrations have been made iby Roy G. Wildgrube, commissioner 'of elections, since last The registration of is a 'substantial gain over the last com- parable previous election. This is a state primary in a non- presidential year. The last such election was in July, 1946. Regis- tration for that election was But Wildgrube, who would like to s eizure Ord er niques and other law enforcement procedures. Thirty-seven years old, he is mar- ried the father of one child and lives at 978M: West Third street. The assistant chief's starting salary was set at a month. The suggestion that an assistant chief be appointed was made by Board President John Kleist dur- ing yesterday's annual budget meeting and drew support from Chief Bingold who commented that the idea "sounds good to me." On the suggestion of Commis- sioner Clement Gostomski, a def- inite schedule of office hours for the fire and police chiefs was writ- ten into the police rules yesterday. By yesterday's resolution, the of- fice' hours for the heads of the two A, Malik today headed into the fourth and final week of his secur- ity council presidency, apparently dedicated and successfully to stalling decisive council action on the Korean war. In the three weeks since he end- ed the Russian boycott to head the bill, with UfcfUtt North Korean Forces (A) are jabbing at American and South Korean defenses north of Taegu seeking a weak spot through which to launch a troop attack on the city. The Reds' Naktong river bridgehead (B) is being contained by U. S. troops. In the south (C) Communists shelled American positions as Yanks renewed at- tacks to win positions on a dominating ridge at the outer approaches of Pusan. Advancing Allied units in the Pohang sector (D) are meeting stiffening enemy resistance. CAP. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) wan me registration, ne esumai.es j mittecilv hard conservatively governmen there are It's too late now for them to register 'or the September 12 pri- mary, but the day after the election registrations will again be accepted, and every day will be registration operative rajl workers By Hatold W. orders for a nation-wide railroad strike next jMonday put the rail labor problem squarely up to President Truman today. i His choice seemed to be either some new move aimed at Quickly the long-smoidering dispute or ordering government seizure :of the rail industry. Two big rail unions-the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Order of Railway their all-out strike orders to their i _. members last night after a .new deadlock developed in White House peace talks with the carriers I The nation-wide strike call against 131 rail lines was unex- pected. But the dispute over wages .'and working hours which has drag- ged out over a period of a year and a half been growing more iominous. I Under the railway labor act, sets up a complex procs- idure for handling of rail disputes, the unions have been free to strike ;since July 15. The for the nation- wide walkout 8 a.m., stand- ard time Monday according to the clocks In each locality. A strike of all railroad! in Can- is now in IU fourth day. so if the threatened walkout develops in this country, all rail transportation In North The unions indicated hopes that their full-scale strike threat might force railroad owners, in seeking to avoid seizure, to capitulate to union demands. The carriers didn't seem oppos- Canada Studies Seizing Planes Thousands Idled By Rail Tie-up OUawa The government obtained authority today to mob- old rail strike threatening to par- alyze this country's economy. Officials said they would not use the authority unless the strike! hlt rnment has pow- I Laic 3U Htl.-i JJUW- ler to ration Passenger traffic and dispatch commercial aircraft Jor any point in Canada for emergen- cy use. Thousands already have been id- led by the walkout of non- day through October 1 pressing demands for 'higher pay man's bill into a "pork-barrel" and "smoke screen" for the relief ofj wealthy taxpayers. He' served no- tice he will offer amendments. 2. A_ d r i v e of undetermined strength developed to tax co-ops. Senator Williams (R.-Del.) prepar- ed an amendment for that pur- council, Malik has trumpeted the Soviet propaganda line at length. The West has replied with simi- larly long speeches, but many ob- servers wonder which has had unanimous committee backing, will pass substantially in its pres- ent form. The House still must act. estimated The measure would: 1. Increase taxes on departments were set at a.m. to noon and to 5 p.m. more telling effect on the individuals by an mind-the ultimate prize in a year, effective current U.N. war of words. Malik's delaying strategy has con- sisted mainly of presenting. Armored Red Units Drive Toward Coast The September 12 election will a 40-hour week. More prob- the first after last Jail's will bi laid off as the strike ing by the city council. Except the individuals who have moved, from one precinct to an- continues. The nation faced the ed A. to E. prospect of widespread shutdown thi: seizure idea. At least, Stoddard, president of the Union Picl.'ic Railroad, said in Seattle .lti-1, night that seizure should bo ordtred immediately to prevent any Interruption In mill- gloomyitary supply shipments to Korea. other, only some of the voters who Of its heavy industry and of heavy voted before in the Jefferson school! losses in sales and distribution. By Russell Brinei Tokyo, heavily armed Red Korean division rolled eastward Thursday night toward American positions on the Korean south coast. In three columns of men and machines the division moved up a new [are affected in their polling place jby the redisfcricting. Those people now forming the jsecond precinct of the first ward will vote in a polling place on the College of Saint Teresa campus. One other change has been made in polling places, although not as a Result of the redistricting. The poll- ing place for the second precinct of the third ward will now be fhejcial airlift Canada's millions already felt a shortage of mail and a total lack of telegraphic services. The government has called an emergency session of Parliament for next Tuesday to discuss what action it will take, on the paralyz- ing walkout. Because of the rail stoppage, many Parliament mem- bers are to be flown in by a spe- Central elementary school, instead threat to the all-important Allied southeastern port of Pusan some 5010; jjed Men's wigwam. miles away. ____ __________ The threat appeared in the south after pressure had eased on the of October 1. The increases for [central front above Taegu where probers for five Red divisions were most taxpayers would be about 20 thrown back for five per cent. The withholding on wages days. ough off action on Western proposals.! 2. Boost corporation taxes by an given Saturday alter Th rocedural has re_ 150000000 a ear ef- Monday through chiefs were _ noons and Sundays off. Actually, Chief Bingold and Fire Chief Frank Witt noted that these are about the same hours they have been spending in the office previ- ously and the principal reason for yesterday's action was to write a definite schedule Into the rules of the department. No formal authorization previ- ously had been made for the week- end time off. however. President Kleist also suggested that a new working schedule be drafted for members of the police department. The new schedule proposed by Kleist would apply essentially to' relief men who take the place of desk captains and other patrolmen j obvious, The voter registration by wards and precincts for the primary: FIRST PRECINCT Men Women Total int. The witnnoiaing on wages.uaya. J.suffered casualties In one 72- First precinct 272 224 486 salaries, after personal The Red soldiers a dozen precinct 238 226 464 itions, would jump October 1 miles north of Taeg-u slanted away m-., 41] -HI 752 Big cities like Saskatchewan, de- pendent on rail-hauled coal for their power houses, faced electrical If President Truman seizes the railroads, tbe rail workers would become gc-'iiernment employes and as such could be punished by the courts for staying out on strike. However, the unions have pledged the men will work for the govern- ment under seizure. Under five previous seizures, the government hag required management and onions to keep nerotiattaff until such time M they could reach an agreement and the seizure end- ed. The dispute with the trainmen shortages. land has been going on As the quick effects of the strarj-lsince 1949. The unions ask- eolation swept across the country and exemptions, would jump from 15 per cent to 18. from their mountain positions, ap- parently looking for an easier ave- volved mainly around the council's decision of last June to invite South Korea's representative to join in discussion of Korean ques- tions. Malik has refused either to representative or to make a rule j apply one-half of the full year in- fective on one-half of 1950 income. The North Koreans tried four The top corporate rate would bejtimes last week to drive five -jo tn is Ividnns rtnwn t.he rockv. bloodv in tne CTaSSy neignts ot a. sawtootn Thursday said they killed 300 more in a rocket attack on troop con- centrations. Thursday night about Corn- up Third precinct Fourth precinct boosted from 38 per cent to down the rocky, bloody For all of 1950 corporation income, alley" corridor to Taegu. the top rate would be 42 per cent, would be in lieu of trying to denying him a seat. He has countered with two propo- sals, one to order a cease-fire and withdrawal of all foreign troops- meaning U. S. to seat A. P. Correspondent Stan Swin- ton on the south reported the three eastbound Red marching from columns were the Chinju area, icrease to one-half of 1950 income. 3. Pick up other millions by_____ plugging loopholes and making oth- (ported getting ready to drive on er tax law changes. forces spread before Masan, contended the bill does not follow 127 air miles west of Pusan. 411 388 341 396 refinery workers, packing house workers, base metal miners and 752 flour mill operators went home SECOND WARD 784 mountain eight miles north of Tae- First precinct gu, but were reported not to be a (second precinct serious threat. Third precinct Correspondent Lambert precinct South Korean troops, advancing Men Women Total 393 432 388' 259 389 416 278 with nothing to do. No direct government interven- tion was in prospect before the opening of Parliament. The admin- istration stood by its decision to on their days off. K'eist. who explained that he both North Korean and Red Chi-jthe President's requests in this re- nese representatives in the council! spect, and opens more loopholes to discuss a peace settlement. (than it closes. If that were done, Malik said, hej 4. Provide for a speed-up in cor- would also admit the South Korean, jporation tax payments, which will The other Russian proposal was to have the council denounce what both Malik and North Korean au- thorities called the "barbarous, monstrous" bombings of North Kor- woVrV plane, be speci men for specific _ After hearing the suggestion, the board asked the president to prepare a formal draft of the new schedule to be presented to the board at its September meeting. where two Red divisions were re-j eastward under Allied plane cov- !er, Thursday captured the Cita- a steep mountain north ofj Taegu from which Red spotters had watched Allied troop ments, General 782 816 804 537 have the legislators share respon- jsibility for any action. The American 25th infantry di- vision ten miles west of Masan, ras alerted for battle. Reds Bombed, Strafed U. S. planes bombed and strafed the approaching Reds in the south. Pilots said therp were many ve-l THIRD WARD Men Women Total i MacArthur's final Thursday war summary said ene- my pressure north of Taegu was crowd over extra in- to the federal treasury over the next five years. ____ 5. Exclude from taxation all theithe Communists were moving in pay G.I.'s receive while in Koreajsmall groups to minimize their lor other combat zones. It would j chances of being hit from the air. General J. Lawton Collins, Army Third precinct Fourth precinct 421 412 376 312 435 389 403 241 856 301 779 553 the three columns. But cUef of> the froiv Council members have indicated I also grant a S200 a month income vote down both Malik's proposals, (time they are in war zones. jchj Thursday. He returned optimistic. Big Fish Story WEATHER The new force was reported a part of the North Korean Seventh division, a division originally ed for police purposes. I On the Masan front, American! por and South Korean riflemen fought cjoudy tonight and Friday, shoulder to shoulder in a bitter c ini to Tokyo F'rst Precinct Second precinct (Third precinct Fourth precinct FOURTH WARD Men Women Total 321 409 403 250 273 334 317 198 594 743 720 448 Grand totals On April 4, 1949, the registration Genera! Dean Believed Dead By O. H. V. King Tokyo There is a (ion nmong some South Koreans! that Major General William P.! Dean, missing ex-commander ofj the U. S. 24th division, died of bat- tle wounds and was buried by friendly South Koreans. j There is no official confirmation that General Dean is dead. He is still listed by headquarters as missing- in action since July 22 In the battle of Taejon. An unconfirmed story circulating among South which I heard repeatedly before returning recently from Korea to Tokyo, rani like this: The general was wounded after escaping from flaming Taejon. A South Korean family gave him shelter and tried to nurse him back to health. But he died and was buried by his friends. They said nothing about it for fear of punishment by North Korean Reds who occupy the ares. It was felt that if the North Ko- reans had captured the general, they would have boasted about it over their Pyongyang radio, as they have boasted of the capture of many Americans of lesser rank. Artificial Respiration Fails to Save Sea Cow jold battle for commanding heights of Sobuk ridge, ten miles from Masan port. The sudden, unexplained, shift of North Korean troops north of Tae-, gu left their mountain positions'to Philadelphia Most of us have heard fish stories, fig- ments of the imagination of our friends, but young Bob Volk is telling the granddaddy of them all today and it's true. The 24-year-old Volk fought for three hours yesterday to save the life of a giant sun fish. He put on swimming trunks, climbed into a five-foot deep tank and applied arti- ficial respiration in a vain ef- fort to save the fish. Volk, who works at the Pub- licker Alcohol Compfaiy, is a nature lover and a constant visitor to the Philadelphia aquarium where he picks up information on raising fish. Off duty yesterday joined some commercial fishermen at Seaside Park. N. J., 67 miles from Philadelphia, and helped them haul In the 600-pound, five-foot sun fish in their nets. Volk volunteered to drive the fish to the Philadelphia aquarium to give him to his friend, Harry R. Lindaman, the aquarium superintendent, He placed the fish in a tank- trailer attached to his car and hurried to Philadelphia. The fish displaced so much water in the tank taat from time to time Volk stopped to add more water to the tank. On its arrival, the giant fish looked none too healthy. Lindaman had him placed in a tank, nine by 18 feet, and the fish quickly sank to the bot- tom. Lindaman suggested artificial respiration. Volk had never heard of applying it to fish, but he was game and went to work. With Lindaman giving in- structions. Volk applied pres- sure behind the fish's gills, which like human lungs en- ables a fish to breathe. For two hours and 20 min- utes Volk worked patiently. The six-foot one-inch Volk stood in water up to his shoulders, pushing his hands forward and backward. Some 400 persons gathered to watch the rescue effort. At last. Lindamaii said it ap- peared the fish would not revive. So Volk climbed out. "He was an aquatic animal, and he was out of his Lindaman said. He explained that the fish, known as a sea cow hereabouts, normally makes his home on the ocean floor and probably was swept toward shore by the recent Atlantic hurricane. thundershowers early tonight, fol- lowed by cooler late tonight and Friday. Low tonight 55; high Fri- day afternoon 80. Official observations for the 24; hours ending at 12 m. today: Allied troops, 13 miles north Maximum, 91; minimum, 71; the fortress city. Before settling injnoon 86. precipitation, none; sun them Thursday night, U. S. andjsets tonight at sun rises to- South Korean infantrymen beat off flanking attacks. A. P. Correspondent Don White- head on the central front quoted Colonel John (Mikel Michaelis, commander of the U.S. 27th "Wolf- hound" regiment before Taegu as saying: 'We will stay here but it will be rough." A. P. Correspondent Tom Lam- bert reported the changing posi- tion of the force remov- ed the immediate threat to Taegu city left in the Allied de- fense perimeter In southeast rea. Frontline opinion was that the Reds were looking for a softer spot to try to hammer their five divi- sions through. The Communists were under or- ders from their premier. Kim U Sung, to win the Korean war by August 31 just a week away. They already had failed to meet the deadline for capture of Taegu 3V August 15 anniversary of Korean independence from Japan. The shift to the east around the heart of the Korean central war- front was made after the Reds had tried to move forward troops of five divisions through the moun- tains to Taegu. It had been a costly Communistj effort in time and men. The Reds wards as follows: First, sec-j ond, third, and The reflistricting was aimed at cutting the two ward extremities to a level below the two middle wards, because aldermen reasoned that the population growth would come at the two ends, and to cut down the size of the precincts. By law registrations in precincts should not be over 700. Ten of Winona's 16 still are. Henry Leercanip, Minnesota City, Prisoner of Reds This area's first casualty in the Korean war Is a prisoner of war, it was learned by his family yesterday. Mrs. Ebba Leerkamp, Min- nesota City, was informed that her son, Sergeant First Class Henry G. Leerkamp, is a pris- oner of the North Koreans. The Army telegram indicat- ed that the information had been secured through the Red Cross. The telegram gave no other details. It was just one month be- Mrs. Leer- kamp received the telegram announcing that her son -was missing in action. Sergeant Leerkamp was taken prisoner about July 8 while fighting witli the 24th Infantry division. He is 29 years old and fought in World War n. Additional weather on page 17. An Unidentified American soldier captures a North Korean attempting to infiltrate the TJ. S. lines somewhere on the Korean front. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ed week with the same pay as now received for a 48-hour week for men in yard service, plus a pay boost for workers in train service. An emergency board named by- Mr. Truman turned down the re- quested pay boost for train service men and recommended the 40-hour weefc plus an 18-cent hourly in- crease for yard service men. The said the train service men 'should have gotten something and the yard service men a 31-cent hike. The carriers stood pat on the emergency board's recommenda- tions. The unions held out for their full demands. Proposal Rejected Nearest thing to a settlement was a proposal, accepted by the carriers but rejected by the un- ions, calling for a. 23-cent boost, instead of 18 cents, for yard serv- ice employes and a five-cent in- crease for train service workers. This plan was proposed by John R. !5teelman, President Truman's assistant and labor expert, in the form of a three-year agreement. With it was coupled a clause to permit automatic increases if liv- ing costs go up. Following union action last night in ordering the natiofi-wide strike, the carriers put out a statement accusing the union leaders of "dou- ble-dealing and complete irrespon- sibility." President William P. Kennedy of the trainmen and R. O. Hughes of the conductors said they ordered the country-wide walkout "in jus- tice to the interests and rights of more than railroad workers we represent." Locomotive Blast. Kills 2 Crewmen Batavia, Ohio Two men died, windows in nearby homes were shattered and railroad tracks were ripped up by the explosion of a Norfolk Western Railroad freight locomotive near here last night. The blast occurred about a mile east of Williamsburg in the eastern 3art of Clermont county. Dead are D. Clark of Ports- mouth, Ohio, the engineer of the train and R. D. Aldred, also of Portsmouth, the fireman. Their mangled bodies were blown several hundred feet. Three cars of the train were de- railed. The explosion occurred as the freight train was heading into a siding to allow a passenger train to pass. Traffic on the line was blocked as the blast ripped up rails and dug a huge hole in the ground.