Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Not So Cold; Snow Flurries VOLUME 50, NO. 257 FIVE CENTS PER COPY MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1950 WINONA, MINNESOTA, VOTE TODAY for TOPS IN OUR TOWN! TWENTY PAGES TAR FROM READY; PACE WARNS ALLIES Mighty Mo Shells Chinese UP AND COME ACROSS FOR TME COOP FELC.OWS! Thli Cartoon Wei Drawn tipeciilly for the Wlnona Good Fel- lows by Frank 0. King, creator of 4he Gasoline Alley comic strip which appears dally in this newspaper. King is no stranger to this part of the country. He was born in Tomah, Wis., and went to school there. Tomah is said to be the setting for Gasoline Alley. Later King was an artist for the old Minneapolis Timej, Won't you help the Good Fellows in their task to see that every needy child has a this year? Send or bring your con- tribution to THE GOOD FELLOWS, in of The Republican- Hemld. Two Rochester Children Drown By The Associated Presi Two children ventured on the thin ice bordering the Zumbro river at Rochester yesterday and drowned. They were among five persons who died in accidents over the week- end in Minnesota. Two other persons were victims of highway mishaps and a fifth was killed by a train in St. Paul. The dead: Warren Gilman, seven-year-o 1 d son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gil- man, and Richard Van Blcthen, four-year-old son of Mr, and Mrs. James Van Blethen of Rochester. They were the Zumbro river vic- tims. Bodies of both victims were re- covered. They had gone out with a sled to play along the river. The body of Warren was recovered about 100 feet below the spot where his sled was discovered. The body of Richard was found later. Except for thin ice along the banks, the Zumbro is not frozen. Roy Werman, Hibbing motorist. He was injured fatally in a colli- sion of two curs near Duluth. Four other persons were injured. John W. Bates, 72, of Minneapo- lis, who died in Veterans hospital at Minneapobs of injuries received Thursday in the collision of two cars in Minneapolis. Rudolph A. Becker, 36, of St. Paul, a Minnesota Transfer Rail- way Company clerk, killed by a train. His body was found on the railway right-oi-way near St. An- thony Park, a St. Paul suburb. Death claimed two more victims Sunday in the fire that burned the Robert Jandra farm home to the ground near Birchwood, Wis., on Saturday. Jandra's 26-year-old wife, Mary, and their daughter. Susan, 16 months, died yesterday. A son, Bobby, 5 months, died Saturday after the family's farm home burn- ed. Jandra, 27, who was working nearby, brought the three out of the house and rushed them to a hospital. A local radio station broadcast the family's plight and within six hours more than had been contributed by listeners. A gas stove explosion was blam- ed for the fire. Short Sworn in As Press Secretary H. Short was sworn in today as press secre- j tary to President Truman. The oath was administered in Early Christmas For Korea G.l.'s Hungnam Beachhead, North- east Korea Seventh divi- fion G.l.'s ate their Christmas turkey yesterday. The situa- tion on this tiny beachhead was too chaotic to chance waiting for the right day. This was their premature Christ- mas: Instead of ringing church bells, naval shells screamed overhead. Burning buildings were their Yule log. And in the nearby snow- mantled hills, Chinese Com- munists crouched with rifles cradled in arms waiting to attack this battered bit of earth that knows neither peace nor good will in the 1950 Christmas season. Fastest U.S. Jet Gets First Russian Plane An Advance U. S. Air Bate In Korea fast- est jet fighter plane, in its first combat, sent a Russian-made MIG-15 jet spinning earthward. in flames and smoke yester- day. Four North American F-86 Sabres scored a clean victory in a five-minute aerial dog- fight with four Soviet-type MIG-lSs ten miles south of Si- nuiju, in northwest Korea. The other three Red planes fled across the Manchurian border. Lieutenant Colonel Bruce H. Hinton of Stockton, Calif., shot down the MIG in a contest eag- erly awaited by men of this stripped down air field. The group commander, Colonel John C. Meyer of New- castle, Del., and Forest Hills, N. Y., praised the Sabre: "It's just the finest airplane I ever saw or ever flew. It's just everything good wrapped up into one fast package. It's even nice to taxi and nice and warm and comfortable to sit in. It has all the little things as well as all the big ones." Fastest In World The Sabre, the U. S. Air Force's top line operational jet, is presumed to be the fast- est jet in the world. It holds the official world's record of 670.981 miles an hour, estab- lishes September 15, 1948, at Muroc air base in California. The question has been: "How will it stack up against the Russian-built Both have swept-back wings and the MIG-15 is believed to be the newest and fastest of the Russian jets, with a speed in excess of 600 miles an hour. When Hinton streaked back from the first air battle in which an F-86 has participated he did a victory roll over the runway. The cheering men of this base then knew the answer before the colonel brought the tice Fred Vinson before a crowd of! friends and neighbors. JETS Mr. Truman's office by Chief Jus- I (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) Four F4i Sabre Jets fly a tight formation in a training flight over the California desert. Four planes of the same type won the praise of Allied airmen with a victory over four Russian-built jets in a five-minute aerial dogfight over North Korea. One Red plane was shot down and the others fled to the sanctuary of the Man- border. The Sabres are the world's fastest planes. (U. S. Air Force Photo via AJ. Wirepnoto to Toe Republican-Herald.) Beachhead Holds Despite Fresh Enemy Attacks Navy Lays Down Barrage Around Tenth Corps By Olen W. Clementt Tokyo A fiery bombard- ment by warships and field artil- lery today held at bay another Red Chinese assault on the United Nations' tiny Hungnam beachhead in northeast Korea. The U. S. battleship Missouri ar- rived offshore. Its 16-inch guns and one-ton shells were a welcome ad- dition to the curtain of fire shield- ing hard-pressed units of the U. S. Tenth corps. Major General Edward M, Al- mond, Tenth corps commander, obviously was pleased by the in- tense firepower hurled at the masses of Chinese infantry press- ing on Hungnam port from three sides. 'Things are going just the way we planned he said. "Now every time the Chinese Commu- nists dig in, we hit them with ar- tillery, concentrations, mix them up and, knock them out. That's something we been unable to do before." Defense Arc Holds At no point on the port's defense arc had the Chinese been able to punch through. Observers said the Reds apparently had not sent many troops into bomb and shell- shattered Hamhung, industrial city six miles northwest of Hungnam. Hamhung was abandoned to the Reds Saturday. An estimated Chinese pressed against the beachhead rim. Another estimated were moving up in the snow-mantled hills west and northwest of Hung- nam. Arrival of the Missouri increases the range and effectiveness of nav- al fire. The Mighty Mo's guns have a range of 20 miles far enough to reach the white hills sheltering Chinese rear positions. The Missouri entered the Korean war September 15 with an inten- sive shelling of Samchok on the east coast. This was after an 000-mile dash from Norfolk, Va. She appeared off Inchon Septem- ber 21 to help cover the Allied west coast landings and then re- turned to the northeast Korean coast. The warship last was reported in Korean waters November 7. Chinese Assault Repulsed General MacArthur's war sum- mary credited combined naval and ground force bombardment with breaking up a predawn assault against perimeter positions west of Hungnam evidently an at- tack intended in great force. However, U. S. Third infantry division doughboys rose from their snowy foxholes along the seashore flats to repel charges by wildly- shouting Chinese in company strength Sunday night. Field dispatches said the Chi- nese screamed "all right, all right" as they attacked by the light of their own green and red flares. The shouts were in high- pitched, sing-song English. And the riflemen mowed them down. There was a lull in the fighting after daybreak. A Tenth corps spokesman said about 900 Reds were killed Sunday by Marine and Navy air strikes and naval gunfire within a 60-mile j radius of Hungnam. Heavy Bombardment The approaches to the beach- head were raked by the U. S. I heavy cruisers St. Paul and Ro- i Chester. Destroyers stepped up the j bombardment with five-inch guns. A Navy summary said the fire had made a "no man's land" of the defense perimeter's outer fringes. The beachhead is the Allies' last major position north of parallel 38, the old boundary between North and South Korea. Along the western sector of 38, the prolonged lull on the U. S. Eighth army front continued. MacArthur's Monday war sum- mary warned of intensified guer- rilla activity. He said the guer- rilla raids evidently are co-ordinat- ed. The hit-run North Koreans, mostly remnants of the once-crush- ed Ko'rean Red army, probably are directed by radio, MacArtnur add- ed. Mrs. Morris Anderson Minnesota City, jumped out her car seconds before it was struck by a Chicago-bound passenger train at a rail crossing in Minnesota City. Republican-Herald photo Train Hits Car; Woman Jumps Just in Time A Minnesota City farm woman leaped to safety Sunday morning moments before the car she was driving was sheared virtually in half by a Chicago-bound passenger train at a crossing in Minnesota City. Alone in the car at the time of the mishap was Mrs. Morris An- derson, Minnesota City route one, who told Sheriff George Fort that she was driving from her home to Minnesota City at about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Anderson said that as she approached the crossing, she ap- plied her brakes but the car con- tinued to slide ahead on the icy crossing approach. In a desperate attempt to get out of the path of the oncoming Milwaukee road's Hiawatha, Mrs. Anderson told the sheriff that she turned sharply to the right and drove along the northbound tracks the approaching for a short distance. The car then jumped across the track and Mrs. Anderson saw that the automobile would be struck by the train. When she5 knew that a collision was inevitable, Mrs. An- derson jumped from the car. Seconds later, the speeding train crashed into the car and tore off the left side of the automobile. The point of impact 24 feet west of the crossing, Sheriff said. The train was stopped and its crew determined that no one was injured before continuing. An ambulance from Winona was summoned to the scene of the crash before it had been determin- ed that Mrs. Anderson had not been injured. G. M. C Bans Sale Of New Models Detroit General Mo- tors Corporation today ordered Chevrolet, Pontiac and Cadillac dealers to halt sale of 1951 model cars received from the factory today or hereafter. It said the government's price rollback order of Saturday was responsible. The economic stabilization agency ordered prices of all automobiles rolled back to December 1 levels. G.M., Chrysler, Ford and Nash had announced higher price tags 'for new models since that date. There was no immediate in- dication whether the other af- fected car manufacturers might halt sale of their cars too, pending review of the government price order. G.M. told dealers any Pon- tiacs, Chevrolets or Cadillacs received on or after today will remain the property of G.M. on a consignment basis and not to be sold until released by the corporation. The G.M. order said the ac- tion was taken "pending an ex- amination of the discriminatory order of the Economic Stabil- ization agency affecting pas- senger car prices, including the possible effect of this or- der on wages." Qicauon wneuier uie umer ai- UKI uu wagca. I Voluntary Freeze Of Wages, Prices Planned for Nation request that business and workers voluntarily 'freeze all prices and wages shaped up today as the government's prob- able next move in fighting the inflation fired by mounting defense spending. Officials who asked not to be named said such a step was con- templated within a few days by Alan Valentine, head of the Economic U. S. Secretary Of State Dean Acheson salutes as he steps from President Truman's personal plane at the Brussels airport today on his arrival for a two-day meeting with Atlantic pact defense and for- eign ministers. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Her- ald.) Stabilization authority As they outlined it, the request would be that business, unions and the public adhere voluntarily to the prices and wages which existed on December 1 or some other recent date. But further compulsory price controls appeared to be in the making, following up the rollback on new car prices which Valen- tine ordered over the weekend. Discuti Meat industry officials were called in today to discuss prices, leading to speculation that ceilings may be clamped shortly on beef, veal and lamb. Those three meats are among the relatively few farm products now selling at prices higher than the ceilings which may be imposed under the economic controls law. were indications, however, that these talks would be largely exploratory. ESA still has little more than a token staff, and there are so many producers in the meat industry that price ceilings would be relatively difficult to enforce. Meanwhile, Charles E. Wilson prepared to take over as the over- all boss of the nation's mobiliza- tion. Wilson resigned as president (Continued on Page 13, Column 5.) VOLUNTARY WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness with some light snow and not so cold tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy with some snow flurries in forenoon. Low tonight zero in city, five to eight below in country. High Tuesday 16. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum 12; minimum -11; noon, 5; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 8; minimum, -15; noon, -5; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 14. Be a Good Fellow Previously listed Anna and Martha___ 2.00 Mrs. Van Pelt Mrs. W. W. R....... 1.00 853 Cilmore Avenue 2.00 Judith Ann Sheekanoff 1.00 "Christmas Eve" 5.00 Jack and Harry Dulek 2.00 Friends.............. 2.00 Mike, Dan and Tim 1.00 Dr. and Mrs. L. L. Ksrda 5.00 To the Memory of A. H............... 10.00 Mother of Seven ___ 1.00 Solma L. Putsch ___ 1.00 H. Behrens Manufac- turing Company 50.00 Mildred Kjome 5.00 Winona Athletic club Auxiliary 5.00 Mabel, Minn. 1.00 Jimme and Jeannie 2.00 Colleen and Robert Kierlin 1.00 Neville Lien Post 1287, V.F.W........ 10.00 Susan's Gea's Grand- ma, Minneapolis 1.00 Chapter AP, P. E. O. canned goods and 5.00 Bay State Milling Company employes 20.00 (This contribution was listed as Saturday should have been North Atlantic Nations Open Brussels Talks Persuading Germans To Supply Troops Toughest Problem By Carter Davidson Brussels, Belgium U. S. Army Secretary Frank Pace warn- ed the North Atlantic Allies today they are "far from ready" to with- tand a Communist assault on Western Europe, Opening a two-day meeting oE Atlantic defense and foreign min- sters gathered to complete plans [or a unified European army, Pace told the defense chiefs the U. S. will aid its partners' defense ef- forts only if it is "fully convinced" each nation is doing all it can to lelp itself. Pace is representing U.S. Defense Secretary George C. Marshall at the meetings. He said: 'The American people already have stepped up their prepared- ness and plan for even greater sacrifices in the next year. In the U. S. all our efforts are now being geared to expedite the tion of pur military forces and the production of munitions. Situation Urgent "I know you share with us an appreciation of the urgency of the situation and the need for speed in your own he told the ministers. Pace said after 14 months of, meetings the Atlantic alliance "can show some real progress in strengthening our military and eco- nomic position to withstand a Com- munist assault on Western Eur- ope, but we far from ready even now. "We must now speed up cur efforts and translate our plans as rapidly and as effectively as pos- sible. Main Coal Peace "Our goal is the maintenance oi' peace through implementa- tion of strong security measures and every peace-loving man and woman will urge us to get on with our task and will re- joice in the successful conclusion of our he declared. Pace did not mention the tough- est problem before the ministers- coaxing or forcing the Germani to supply troop units for the projected international army. High diplomatic sources here agreed on the eve of the meeting that the Atlantic pact leaders were ready to find a tough solution for it. Both the United States and Bri- tain are reported prepared to lay down the law to the West German republic, necessary, to overcome German objections to their rear- mament. The Germans, who are not rep- resented at the 12-power confer- ence, have objected to joining an international army unless invit- ed to do so on an equal basis with the other Atlantic pact members. French Fear Germans The French, who fear _ a re- surgence of German military strength almost as much as they do the Soviet Union, were said to be plumping for a tentative, de- laying solution at Brussels shelv- ing the thorny business of German rearmament until after a big four meeting with Russia expected soon. The Soviet Union warned last Oc- tober it would not "tolerate" what it regards as the resurrection of German militarism. Last Saturday Russia accused France and Bri- tain of violating their treaties with the U.S.S.R. by encouraging West German rearmament. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, arriving here from Wash- ington in President Truman's per- sonal plane, told newsmen "We are determined to find a solution" to the problem of defending the West. Asked if his determination would hold, even if it meant getting tough with America's European Allies and with the Germans, Acheson smiled and repeated: "We are go- ing to find a solution." Judy and toys. L. 0. Bellinger, Buffalo City- clothing. A friend from clothing. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. clothing. R. M. Solberg, A friend from Fountain clothing. A friend from Minneiska clothing. Friends from ing. John gift certifi- cate.