Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Colder Tonight and Wednesday VOTE TODAY for TOPS IN OUR TOWNI VOLUME 50, NO. 258 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1950 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TWENTY PAGES I REFUSE TO DISMISS ACHESON More American Troops to Be Sent to Europe Eisenhower Named Top Commander 60-Division Force Planned At Brussels Re-enact Shooting At Lorenz Trial By Gordon R. Closway Wabashs, shooting of Mrs. Charles Lorenz which oc- curred 17 years ago was re-enacted in district court here this morning as the state made its final plea to the jury. Carrying the gun actually used in the 1933 shooting at Minneiska, Sheriff John Jacobs portrayed Charles Lorenz, who is charged with first Five More Air Guard Units Get Federal Calls Washington The Air Force announced today it will call five air National Guard groups and "a number" of supporting units, into federal service on February 1. A brief statement said that "designation of the units or of the L4V- President Tru- man said today additional Ameri- can armed forces will be sent to Europe as soon as possible to join the combined forces under General Dwight D. Eisenhower's command. Mr. Truman made the announce- ment at a news conference short- ly after naming Eisenhower as supreme commander of the inte- grated European defense force. The President wouldn't say, how- ever, how many American soldiers will be included in the new com- mand, or how soon they will be sent to Europe. Mr. Truman named Eisenhow- er to the Western European post at the request of the North At- lantic powers, now meeting in It was announced there bases at which they will be as- today that Eisenhower will begin cannot be be- early next year to organize inter- national army to defend Europe against Communist aggression. Popular Choice It had been a common assump- tion for months that who has a tremendous personal popu- larity in Europe would be giv- en the command as soon as plan- ning of the united defense force had advanced to the point where filling of the post became advis- able. Cabinet ministers .of the 12 At- lantic pact nations today complet- ed st a meeting in Brussels plans for the formation of the interna- tional European defense force which Eisenhower will head., Officials at the Brussels session said the plans call for 55 to 60 divisions, plus air and sea forces, by the end of 1953. The commit- ment of forces by the member na- tions is expected to begin almost at once. Still a Soldier Five-star General Eisenhower, now president of Columbia univer- sity, made it plain weeks ago he would accept the command if ask- to do so. On October 27. he told reporters who asked whether he would ac- cept the job if it was preferred that "I am a soldier and will do as f am told to do." He has. in fact, continued to be a soldier throughout his civilian acres to meet needs of the degree murder of his wife. County Attorney Arnold Hatfield took the role of the late Mrs. Lorenz during portions of his plea, which was completed at noon. The defense plea, by Attorney John R. was scheduled to start at p. m. after the noon recess. The state this morning branded Lorenz' denial of the crime as and cited the de- fendant's love of Camilla Bremyer as the motive for murder. Also labeled as "ridiculous" by Mr. Hatfield was the defendant's claim that the shooting of Mrs. Lorenz was an accident. Asks Verdict of Guilty "He's a exclaimed Mr. Hatfield, "and I'm asking for a ver- dict of It was a dramatic setting in the crowded courtroom this morning as the state presented its re-enact- ment of the alleged crime. Watching the portrayal was Carl Warships Help Allies Hold At Hungnam Communist Attacks On Shrinking Beachhead Repulsed By Olen Clements Tokyo United Nations nav- al, air and ground firepower today held off persisting Red attacks on the Allied Hungnam port beach- head in northeast Korea. Warships from seven countries slammed at 37 concentrations of Chinese and North Korean Com- swarming against the re- ceding Allied shoreline strip. Booming out an answer to one distress call, the naval big guns blasted and dispersed a column of attacking Reds with heavy casual- ties claimed. Navy and Marine airmen pound- ed 22 Red troop concentrations within a 60 mile radius of Hungnam. They claimed they kill- ed or wounded 800 Communists. A total of Reds were press- the Allied lines on the York. He was seated at the table with his father and the defense at- torneys, John and Dan Foley. The county attorney used tables down from the mountains, Attacks Repulsed On the ground, Third division and chairs to reconstruct the in- fighting out of frozen fox- terior of the Lorenz tavern at Min-1 holes, Communist neiska as it appeared in March of I attacks Monday night and before cause of security consideration." Most National Guard groups are fighter organizations, with about Five Guard groups already have v'-holirived coastal Plain and another or been brought into federal service. York HP was qpatprf at thp tahlp more were reported swarming They were called up in October. He was "eateQ at me table Today's announcement followed closely on the decision of the de- fense department to call in two more National Guard ground divi- sions to be added to the four al- ready in service. That decision was announced Saturday. Troops May Train Al Camp Ripley St. Ripley near Little Falls may be used to train federal troops this summer, Adju- tant General Joseph E. Nelson said today. He said he had received inquiry about training facilities at. the camp from Fifth army headquar- ters in is very likely Ronnie Patton, two, will be in a hospital Christmas day having his sightless eyes removed, so Park Rapids, Minn., residents are helping him celebrate an early Christmas by flooding his home with gifts of clothing and toys. The boy's eyes developed tumors, so they must be removed. He has been blind since birth. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 1933 when the fatal shooting oc- curred. Sheriff Jacobs held the gun which was used, and stood in the position where the defendant claimed he had been standing, Mr. Hatfield, in his plea, showed that if the shooting had occurred as Lorenz claims the bullet would have gone in the left side of his wife's head. Actually, as testimony in the trial here has shown, the bullet daylight Tuesday. A 10th corps spokesman said the Reds attacked-in darkness with almost fanatical fury. At no point on the dwindling de- fense arc around Hungnam port last Allied position of any consequence in North Korea were the Reds able to break through. In Seoul, the South Korean so- cial affairs ministry announced plans for removing all civilians penetrated the right side and came 1 from the capital to safety zones. Fire Marcus, Legislative Group Asks Madison, legislative committee today hurled bitter cri- ticism at Ben L. Marcus, rtate mo- tor vehicle department commis- j "senator Magnuson New Moves Indicate AII-OutMobilization Truman's request for additional war- time powers was greeted in some quarters today as a sign that the machinery is in motion for all-out mobilization. The President asked Congress yesterday to approve legislation that would let him juggle government bureaus and set up emergency agencies, as well as permit renegotiation of defense contracts. out from behind the left ear. "This shows he (Lorenz) was charged Attorney Hatfield. According to the state, Lorenz was standing behind the partition, aim- ed the gun and shot Mrs. Lorenz the camp will be used for troops j behind the right ear! in June, July and the j general told newsmen. Nelson pointed out, however, that there are presently only acres available for training, whereas it requires from to job as president of Columbia uni- versity. The terms of the pro- full federal infantry division, made up of about men. viding five-star rank for certain However, the last legislature penerals and admirals stipulate madc acres of tax- that they never retire, as do other military officers, but continue in the service although they can go on inactive status. Germans Make New Demands Hamburg, Germany The Atlantic Allies today were faced _ with, a new German and recreation facilities are ade- one for economic for a full division, necessary step toward West Ger-1 many's co-operation in western de- j forfeited land scattered north and west of the camp within a radius of 15 miles, but not contiguous to it. There are more acres of tax-forfeited land and acres of school trust fund lands which could be given over for training purposes if the legislature desires, Nelson said. The general said he told the Fifth army present housing, eating Judge Cautions Attorney Mr. Hatfield demonstrated how the gun would have been used by an experienced hunter and was pointing it in many directions as Guardsmen May Get Ten Days After Jan. 16 The West German association of industries last night adopted a res- olution calling for immediate lift- ing of all Allied economic restric- tions as a prelude to the co-oper- ation in increasing production for; St _ Minnesota Nationai a "European defense economy. :Guardsmen probably will have Political leaders, already have j davs and be two said that German units par- a. hom' rcporting for dm ticipate in the projected European I on january 15. Suddenly Judge Karl Finkeln- burg interrupted: "The council will point the gun There was an outbreak of laugh- ter in the packed courtroom where tenseness had prevailed all morn- ing. The state explained that a man's being tried now for a crime which happened 17 years ago is "perhaps due to an Unseen Power." Mr. Hatfield said it would have been hard to get a 'conviction (Continued on Paqe 14, Column 4) LORENZ This indicated that Allied fight- ing forces would make a stand for the capital city. The western Korean front was quiet. The U. S. Eighth army was not in direct contact with the ene- my Tuesday. But the fighting in the small bat- tleground of northeast Korea rag- ed unabated. The 10th corps spokesman said there were signs of a Communist buildup in strength to push the Al- lied forces out of Hungnam. The battleship Missouri and heavy cruisers St. Paul and Ro- chester cut through the icy Sea of Japan waters off Hungnam port. Coveys of destroyers paced along- side. Their guns joined in throwing a curtain of steel around the small defense arc. Rear Admiral Roscoe H. Hillin- koetter aboard the St. Paul com- mands the naval fire support force. General MacArthur's headquar- (Continued on Page 17, Column 7) KOREA sioner, and assailed" operations of his agency. The committee urged quick ac- tion that would lead to removal of the 68-year-old state administrator, naming of a successor and adop- tion of department operations op- posed by Marcus. The legislative council's commit- tee on departmental administra- tion told the council the commit- tee "would be violating its respon- sibility of trust if it did not dis- close a matter which it believes constitutes an unwarranted inter- ference with the legislative process and a threat to representative gov- ernment. "While the commissioner openly and publicly went on record as army only on a basis of equality. Western Germany will be allow- Colonel Harlan D. Bynell, chief of staff for the 47th Viking division, ed her own air force again under Aai are uncenam for an Atlantic pact plan for using j shipping the men to Camp Rucker, German resources in defense where will the west, diplomatic officials re- dutv ported today. I are gomg to meet The informants would not dis- Fifth army officials in Chicago the ciose the precise size of the tac- end of this he said, "and tical air force envisaged for the we'll probably know more at that Germans, but they made it clear time." it would be limited. j The force, they said, will be made up mainly of fighter planes. but will include some light bomb- ers. It will provide the German combat teams the close air sup- port they would need in action. WEATHER Truman to Request Christmas Prayers Tru- man disclosed today he is prepar- ing a Christmas proclamation call- ing for nation-wide prayers. He let this be known at a news conference when he was question-! noon, 15; precipitation, .04 (one- ed about his recent letter to Rep- half inch snow) sun sets tonight at resentative Hebert (D.-La.) who j sun rises tomorrow at had suggested a day of prayer, i Additional weather on Page 17. FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight. Snow flurries gradually decreasing this evening. Cloudy and cold late tonight. Fair and quite cold Wednesday. Low j tonight zero in city, near five be- low in country. High Wednesday I LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 14; minimum, -5; member of the armed services committee, told reporters he thinks this is only a step toward the full mobilization of resources he said is necessary to fight off Commu- nist aggression. However, Chairman McCarran predicted the Senate ju- diciary committee will move cau- tiously in giving the President au- thority to reorganize agencies. The Economic Stabilization Agen- cy called in meat industry repre- sentatives yesterday but it said in a statement the session was "not to be taken as an indication of any imminent (price) controls on meats." The agency said Price Ad- ministrator Michael V. DiSalle held only exploratory talks with offi- welcoming an investigation of the clals flve packing firms, none department, he proceeded to do I of them giants of the industry. Mr. Truman said, in a letter to Vice-President Barkley and House Speaker Rayburn yesterday he everything in his power to head off the the committee said. "Such interference by an admin- istrative official can hardly be condoned." Marcus has held the job since January 20, 1947, His present term does not expire until January 21, 1953. His salary is a year. He has been the target for frequent attacks for the manner in which he operates his agency, but always Three Children Perish in Milwaukee Fire Milwaukee Three littie children died in flames that swept an upper flat in Milwaukee's Ne- gro district Monday night. Fifteen other occupants of the building fled to safety. The victims were Jane Ella Crawford, 3; and her brothers, Na- thaniel, Jr., two, and Jimmy Lew- is, one. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Crawford, were away at work at the time. Willie Mae Crawford, six, the on- in the government setup. ly surviving Crawford child told He pointed out that during the Lieutenant John Zilavy wants authority to make only I emergency and temporary changes j last war emergency war powers were used to set up the War Pro- duction board, War Manpower commission and other such bu- reaus. weathered storms'of criticism. The I "It is clear that in a number of action today was the first concert- ed legislative effort aimed at his removal. The committee said it had found a lack of good organization, failure to establish clear-cut policies of administration and absence of well-defined delegation of author- ity and responsibility and insuffi- cient personnel. Beach Wear Startling Australian migrants from Europe who appear on Syd- ney's beaches in French-style bath- ing costumes, or undress in the open are causing beach inspectors concern. Inspectors say, in most cases, the new .Australians have protest- ed that in the countries from which they came they had been accustom- ed to such habits. President Truman walks with John R. Steelman, left, and W. Averell Harriman, presidential advisers, as he returns to his White House office today after holding a news conference in the executive offices building across the street in Washington. The President told newsmen that he refuses to dismiss Secretary of State Acheson, target of Republican criticism in the House and Senate. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) instances, there may be need for similar kinds of action very quick- ly, as the present defense program moves he said. UNLUCKY SHOT Fort Erie, Babel, that she woke up to find Nathan- iel, Jr.. at the open door of the coal stove, poking in the fire with a stick. Some hot coals fell on the rug. The girl ran downstairs for help but efforts to rescue the trapped children failed because of the in- tense heat. The grief stricken mother return- ed home from work as the bodies were being removed from the dwelling. 20, and a companion were hunt-1 The Parents bad arranged for a ing rats on the town dump when a huge rat raced towards Babel. His companion fired and the bullet killed the rat after through Babel's foot. neighbor woman to look into the flat from time to time and care for the children. The woman was passing not in the home when the fire I broke out, police were told. U. S. ARMY TRAINS G ER M A N S Germans in a labor service battalion established by the TJ. S. Army drill on the field of a former fire department 'school in Berlin. Lincoln Loyal To Seward, Truman Says Cites Precedent In Defending Present Action Washington iffl President Truman said today "I refuse to dismiss" Secretary of State Ache- son. He made that statement at a news conference when asked about the demands from Republicans in Congress for him to fire his top- ranking cabinet officer. Anticipating the questions, Mr. Truman had a prepared statement which he read. In it Mr. Truman recalled that President Abraham Lincoln, when asked to dismiss Secretary of State Seward, had refused. "So do I refuse to dismiss Secre- tary of State he said. His statement went on to say this is a time of "great peril" wiiich calls for unity. It continued: "Communism, not our own coun- try, would be served if we lost Mr. Acheson." Mr. Truman said that if Com- munism, were to prevail in the it shall not, he "Dean Acheson would be one of the first, if not the first, to be shot by the enemiei of liberty and Christianity." He said charges made against Acheson are "false" and have "no basis in fact whatever." Separate meetings of Senate and House Republicans last week adopted resolutions asking the dis- missal of Acheson. Their main con- tention was that his foreign poli- cies in the Pacific area had failed and that Acheson had lost the con- fidence of the country. Marihall Remaining Mr. Truman also told his news conference that Secretary of De- fense Marshall will remain on at that post, and Robert A. Lovett will continue to serve as deputy secretary of defense. He said there was nothing to a report given to newsmen by a White House official who would not let his name be used that W. Stuart Symington was being groomed for secretary of defense when Marshall decided to retire. Some G.O.P. 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