Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Cool Tonight; Warmer Friday Afternoon VOLUME 50, NO. 124 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1950 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Steamboat Days Official Program FRIDAY, JCLT K p. Avalon. 6 p. for Queen Contestants. Levee Park combined show. Outdoor Scenery and Lighting. 7 p. Band Concert. 8 p. Chorus. p. Show and Specialty Acts. p. Coronation Ceremonies. 10 p. Avalon. Noon to Eides and Street, SATURDAY, JULY 15 10 a. Buggy, Bicycle and Pet Parade. (Floats, Bands, Drum and Bugle Corps) Homecoming Banquet. p. Acts Park Stage, 7 p, Band Concert. 8 p. Acts Park Stage. p. Nights, lighted water parade with fireworks. Noon to Rides and Street. SUNDAY, JULY 16 9am to 11 a Airport Breakfast Plight (over 200 visiting Public invited. p. Races. 7 p. Municipal Band Concert. 8 p. Acts Park Stage. p, Display. Noon to Rides and Street. KUM LINE QUIET; YANKS DJG IN Set to Open Steamboat Days Festival Friday The carnival spirit will take over in Winona this weekend when ;cted thousands of area visitors will join Winonans of every age in Liner Aground Off Quebec, 780 Aboard Saved Big Ship Fast Within Sight of Summer Resort "and launches shuttled the St. Lawrence river early today removing 780 passengers jfrom the liner Franco- inia which rammed Into a shallow reef during the night one mile out of Quebec. The veteran Cunard-Donaldson cruise ship hit the shallows at Pointe a Taurea at p. m., 45 minutes after clearing Quebec p'ortj en route to Liverpool. A com- pany spokesman said no details could be given as to what caused the accident, but that a statement would be made soon. Passengers, many of whom were French Cabinet Wins Approval Paris W) Premier Rene Pleven won a vote of approval today for his new middle-of- the-road cabinet. The vote was 335 to 226, with Communists and De Gaullists forming the core of the opposition. Thus ends the latest French political crisis, which began June 24 with the fall of Premier Georges Bidault's government. Pleven has the support of So- cialists, Popular Republicans, radical Socialists, and his own small and Democratic and So- cialist Union of the Resistance Truman Asks For Propaganda Washington President Tru- Limited Controls May Be Asked Over Industry Whole Question Of Mobilization To Be Discussed By Sterling F. Green Washington (M Well-informed officials today reported growing pressure on the administration to jseek at least limited control pow- jers over industry to help arm the country for the fighting in Korea. They said no specific plan yet has reached President Truman to their knowledge, nor has there been any decision on the seeking of emergency powers from Con- gress. They said they expected the man today asked Congress for question of home-front mob- to launch a ''campaign ofjilization to be placed before to- attending a movie when the ship hit, said there was a "ter- rific but no one appeared to be injured. truth" against Communism through- 1 morrow's cabinet meeting. One of- celebrating the third annual Steamboat Days dedicated to the pioneers of almost 100 years ago who settled this area of the Mississippi valley, the stalwart rivennen who plied their boats and, most of all, the mighty, ever-rolling river. "There will be activities that spectators of all ages will Orin Hammerschmidt, genera] chairman, said today. "From the two steamer excursions on thei Avalon tomorrow night through! the other exciting water events, the breakfast flight and the spec- tacular fireworks display Sunday, there will be something of special interest to "This Steamboat Days is definite- ly the most outstanding that has been staged in Winona since the celebration was begun. Although! we're having only three days of events this year instead of lour, there are more activities packed! y Into that time than we have had previously. Steamboat Days will not be all from the Kooky spectator activites, although there southern Kansas, will be plenty of them too for those who do not participate in the sports, musical or water events. Banquet for Queens First event for the public queen candidates are banqueting Vehicle Parade Winona city and area chil- dren wishing to enter the bike and buggy parade Saturday morning in connection with Steamboat Days have been re- minded by the city recreation department to be at the corner of Washington anfl Third streets at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants who cannot get their blanks into the office by Friday are asked to bring them with them Saturday morning. Cool Beezes Replace Hot, Humid Weather By The Associated Press Cool Canadian breezes chased tte hot and humid'weather over most of the Midwest today. The welcome chilly air extended The Franconia's lights glittered as the flotilla of small craft plyed back and forth unloading pas- sengers. Witnesses said her prow was tilted up on shore, with more than 15 feet of her hull beneath the normal water line showing. The big ship grounded within plain view of many summer resi dents on the isle of Orleans. "It seemed as if suddenly the [ship was swung to starboard away from the island to avoid the said Joseph Gregoire, man- ager of the Bellevue hotel at Be- big the world. ificial In a letter to House Speaker Ray-1. burn (D.-Texasi, Mr. Truman :lared a greatly expanded ir.forma-l said there would be a "top bottom" survey. Some administration officials tion drive is "vital to our national security." The money he asked would be used to expand the State depart- ment's "Voice of other information America" programs. and Part of the money would be allotted to the general services administration. The sum is in addition to previous requests for these agencies, Food Profiteering Noted by Brannan mountains to covering the North Central (Illinois, Indiana, tonight at the Oaks will be thejhoma, northern Great Plains and states. It was on the chilly side In some parts of the North Central region, with temperatures as low as 40 above Jn Pemblna, N. D. early to- day. The cooling off followed several days of hot and sticky weather over the eastern half of the coun- try. The Weather bureau said re- lief was on the way for much of the eastern states by tomorrow. Temperatures hit high marks for j the summer in several Midwest I cities yesterday. Near seasonal temperatures continued west of the Rockies. There was lots of rain along with the lower temperatures. There were showers and thundershowers in the upper Great Lakes region, lair's wharf, "but then It happened the ship ploughed aground with a terrific roar." Some witnesses said, that at the time of the grounding the ship was passing another vessel. Other -witnesses -said that soon after the crash they heard the ship's orchestra strike up a tune and those aboard began W) Secretary of Agriculture Brannan said today it is a- "fair deduction" that profiteering in food has started as a result of the Korean, war. Brannan said profiteering is entirely unjustified but that he would prefer not to comment now on what can or should be done about it. 40 Injured Wreck at Paynesville, Minn. (IP) A S eastern vacationists to Canada side injuring approximately 40 persons. Preliminary examination indica seriously. All were treated aboard t Arrangements were made to take all passengers to Minneapolis later in the day. The 15-Pullman train had left Minneapolis at a. m. It carried Ohio and Atlantic seaboard Train Paynesville oo Line special train carrying 225 swiped a freight train here today, ted only five or six were injured ie train or in doctors' offices here. not stop in time. His train slid about a quarter of a mile and ripped along the side of the freight. The passenger was traveling nhonf dS an Vinnr at. t.Vtp tfTYlp were reported to favor an early White House request for powers comparable to those of World War n, under which automobile as- sembly lines could be converted to tanks and guns, and radio and tele- vision plants to radar equipment. Others, it was said, advocate a "wait-and-see" policy, or one would call controls into iplay only as needed. j Advised by Two I Foremost responsibility for ad- vising Mr. Truman rests on two men. Secretary of Defense John- son and Chairman W. Stuart Sym-j ington of the National Security Re-j sources board. The latter agency is responsible for industrial mobi- lization planning. Its general posi- tion was reported to be as fol- lows: 1. NSRB Is rounding out a corn- Box Outlines Kum River defense area in Korea where 17. S. troops are digging in for a new defeflse against the North Koreans, Solid arrows indicate major Communist drives with the Reds on the west poised at Chochiwon just north of the Kum. To the east a new drive from the Chungju-Tanyang are headed south toward Hamachang was reported by General MacArthur, This drive is viewed as a possible attempt to outflank the Kum river defenses, shaded arrow, by cutting across the Pusan-Taejon supply line. (A.P, Wirephoto to The Senator Urges U. S. Use Atomic Bomb North Koreans Regrouping for Fresh Assault 8th Army Command Post Set Up Under Genera! Walker Bulletin Advance American Head- Quarters, Korea, (Friday) Communist North Korean troops started two heavy at- tacks about 10 a, m. today with about two divisions against South Korean forces in the central peninsula area, a head- quarters spokesman said. Tokyo tank-isolat- ed U. S. doughboys dug in today Ion the Kum river's south bank for a new defense against North.Ko- rea's Red horde. They had a new commander, Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker, veteran tank fighter of World War n. The front was relatively quiet. Presumably the North Koreans were regrouping for an assault across the vital Kum, last natural barrier in South Korea. Allied war- planes pounded transport arid sup- Washington By Edwin B. Maakinson Congressional' demands for threatening the what can or should be done aboutjpiete program of emergency pow-jKorean Communists with the A-bomb and for calling up the National ers but has not yet presented served today as an index to the growing seriousness with which a program of price, wage are treating the world situation, manpower controls and materials Members of the House applauded yesterday when Representative allocation to Mr. Truman. 2. NSRB has received from the White House no request for s, pro-1 gram of limited controls, such as a voluntary. system of rationing steel or other currently tight ma- Bentsen (D.-Texas) said that Mr. Truman should give the Commun- ists one week to get out of Southern Korea, If they refuse, he said, the President should then supply their commander with a "named list of terials. I principal, North Korean cities 3. The mobilization agency, as aiwhich would be subjected to atomic] general policy, opposes by our air forces." or piecemeal control measures onj Another Texas Democrat, Sen-! grounds that World War II experi-fator Lyndon Johnson, raised the I ence showed them to be unwork-iproposal for immediately calling! "asnmgton into active service more than Wltn Tax Slash Bill Ditched Losses Exaggerated Tokyo General Mac- Arthur's headquarters announc- ed tonight that American losses in the Korean war to date have been <2 killed, 190 wounded and 256 missing. The announcement said "loss- es sustained by the American have been ex- aggerated In press reports from the front, "Many of the mining; undoubtedly men who, in confusion of the fighting, lost touch with their own units and will eventually re- The announcement continu- ed: "Probably the most flagrant of these exaggerated dealt with the to-called battalion' of the 24th Infantry which was reported us being- completely annihilated where- as its actual Ictuses amounted to only two killed, wound- ed and 12 The ply routes north of the river throughout the day. An advanced headquarters spokesman said several bridges I across the winding Kum river, 13 Korean! Miles north of Taejon, were blown able. costs has .cosls- nas The major pressure so far, of- 000 National Guardsmen and Ke- ficials said, has come from indus- try and from Congress members. A good deal of it originated with) Johnson made his proposal in a servists to stiffen the battle in Korea. ware men and their wives, who were bound for Banff, Canada, en route to the National Retail Hard- ware association's convention in Seattle. C. S. Pope, Soo line vice-presi- dent, said an eastbound freight train was backing into a siding Missouri, Okla-inear Paynesville to clear the single steamboat excursion beginning at'South-eastern and Middle Atlantic p.m. Friday on the Queen contestants will tertaincd at dinner tomorrow eve ning also when the three Minne. apolis judges will be present. For the first time almost all Steamboat Days events will be presented at the big levee, stage at the foot of Center street which will be illuminated by five flood and spotlights. Seating for about pecple has been provided about 900 more seats than last year. Julian Neville has been in charge of the stage plans. First off on the evening's pro- gram is a concert at 7 o'clock giv- en by the Mabel band. Winona's Civic Chorus, directed by Carlton Neville, will present their hour- long concert at 8 p.m. A style show, staged by the Mrs. Jaycees in co-operation with 11 Winona merchants, will feature more than 44 ensembles modeled! by 11 Winona women. Mrs. Al Ol-1 son will be the co-ordinator. Thej script is being: penned by Mrs. Frank Allen. Jr. Louis Schuth's or- chestra will provide the musical background both for the style show and the coronation of "Miss Steam- boat Days." This is one of the "firsts" to be established at this Steamboat Days according to Mrs. William Lindquist, chairman. Excursion Friday Candidates for the crown of Wi- nona's queen will be presented at the stage at p.m. One of the 21 young women will be announced as queen and two chosen as at- tendants. All are sponsored by Wi- nona organizations or firms. Frank Wilder is queen committee chair- man. Another excursion on the Avalon will top off Friday's events. It is scheduled to leave at 10 p.m. From 12 m. until closing each day there will be a midway of rides and shows on Main street from (Continued on Page 11, Column 3) STEAMBOAT Texas and in track line when the vacation spe- cial arrived about 3 a. m. About Avalon. [states. four feet of freight locomotive had be en- Flood conditions in Nebraska to clear the main line. peared easing, with sunny skies A flagman signalled the passen- i forecast after five days of heavy ger train and Engineer John Jaros [of Minneapolis set the brakes, but of impact. Both locomotives were derailed. n pmntp nnanh immediaf.plv he- smaller manufacturing companies which have sought government al- locations on grounds that their sup- pliers are not delivering enough ma- 'terials to keep their plants in full An empty coach immediately be hind the passenger locomotive was! telescoped. Three cars of' livestock and one of butter were demolished. At least 50 head of cattle, hogs and sheep were destroyed. An equal number were freed from the dam- aged cars and wandered away. Dr. Clifford Myre and Dr. Ralph Lindeman said most of the injured iad suffered cuts and bruises. None was hospitalized. Reports Bad With' the arrival of increasingly pessimistic reports from the Kore- an front, there has been growing sentiment for much more drastic measures. However, the advocates of a quick plunge into home-front mobilization apparently are less numerous than those who feel that) action should be delayed until the needs of the armed forces become Senate speech yesterday, and fol- lowed it up by telling a reporter: "We are going to be forced to do this anyway in time and the sooner the better. j ditched the excise tax slashing bill. On advice from the White House that "it would not be prudent irr the light developments in Ko- rea" to cut any taxes now, the Sen- ate finance committee put the bill aside yesterday, postponing action indefinitely. Fear Defeat up last night. One was a. large railway bridge. The Reds launched a new drive from newly-won Tanyang, 65 miles northeast of Taejon. Heading southwest, it looked like a push to cut the vital rail line from the southeast port of Pusan to Taejon, key defense center 13 miles south of the Kum. Senator Byrd a finance member, said: "In my this tax bill is dead." General MacArthur announced opinionithe appointment last midnight of jWalker, chief of the Eighth Army a chance that our boys will be] Many in Congress expect Japan, as commander of ground the Treasury department will ask forces in Korea. "Unless we move quickly there is chance that our boys wi" pushed clear out of Korea." Senator Brewster (B. -Maine) I for higher taxes, rather than lower, more clear. It is understood that the De- fense department has not yet sup- plied a fully rounded estimate of its probable needs. While Secretary Johnson has re- peatedly given assurance that he plans no sudden outpouring of mu- jnitions orders, Senator Elmer Thomas, (D.-Okla.) chairman of a Senate military appropriations sub- committee, said yesterday that the Defense department will ask Con- gress next week for "a billion or more" to meet Korean expenses Defense officials commented that they certainly will ask additional funds, but added that the amount is not yet known and probably won't be for some time. proposed that it be left up to Gen- eral MacArthur whether to use atomic bombs on the Communists. He offered this idea of his own: "The Communists should under- stand that we are not spending billions for bombs out of scientific curiosity; Presumably they are de- signed to save the lives of Ameri- can boys." if the Korean situation does not im- prove. However, it was said at the treasury that no decisions on such a request have been made. Withrow Files For Re-election committee that an atomic attack on the United States itself is now (Continued on Page 3, Column 7) SENATOR fll d papers .._ for re-election with the secretary of state's office today, the third district- He represents Arizona Plane Crash Reported A big mill- Tucson, Ariz. ;ary plam into a mass of flames in the rug- :ed Galuro mountains of southern Arizona early today. Six hours after the crash, a Charles Halsted Seeks D.-F.L Gubernatorial Bid St. Paul L. Hal- sted of Brainerd filed today as a candidate for the Democratic- the voter no matter which way he turns." Halsted said he became a cand- Parmer-Labor nomination for gov-jidate because "thousands of peo- ernor. He will of St. Paul, former state supreme court justice who was endorsed for oppose Harry Peterson search plane wreckage and reported sighting three survivors. Parachutes were spread on a ridge, nomination by the state F.L. convention in Duluth. The convention endorsed Halsted (for. state treasurer. Halsted refus- ed the endorsement, however, say- ing he felt D.-F.L. voters should be permitted to choose their nominees in an open primary. Halsted won the D.-F.L. nomi- nation for governor ago, losing to Governor Youngdahl by Approximately 40 Persons were injured today in the collision of a vacation special and a Soo Line freight train near Paynesville, Minn. Wreckage is pictured above. The passengers, from the East, were en route to Seattle for the National Retail Hardware Dealers convention. They were going by way of Canada. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) here said the type of military plane had not established. B-29 Superfortresses and the more mod- ern B-50's operate out of the base regularly. Both four-engine carry a normal crew of 11. types Davis Monthan Air Force base fewer thal? votes in the gen- pie" urged him to run again on the basis of his showing in 1948. He added that polls have "con- clusively demonstrated that my op- ponent in the primary elections cannot defeat the present gover- nor." "I he concluded, "that the majority of the right thinking people of this state join me in de- ploring the waste and inefficiency! the inequalities and totalitarianism of the present state administra-i tion. "The members of organized la Scene of the wreckage is about 40 miles northeast of Tucson in some of Arizona's roughest coun- try. A rescue party and ambulances left the base immediately. eral election. In a filing statement he repeated his stand for an open primary. "I believe in safeguarding the democratic process by a true pri- jmary election which will permit the voters of this state to exercise the right of free he said. "We must not expect the men and women of Minnesota to be bound by the decisions of two poli- tical machines, one of which faces! Set Up Command Post The Eighth Army has set up an advance command post in Korea and taken over the job of U. S. Army forces in Korea (USAFIK.) The latter command was abolish- ed. Walker commanded the famed armored "Ghost Corps" of Gener- al George Patton's Third Army in Europe. He was cited by Britain the U. S. War de- the Department of Army) for his co-ordination of infantry and armored groups. Walker made a flying visit to the Korean fighting front Sat- urday. MacArthur did not say if Walker would return to Korea. A headquarters spokesman said Major General William F. Dean, former commander in Horea, will be used in whatever capacity j Walker wishes. The spokesman said be did not know whether Dean would revert to division commander or be used in some other capacity. General J. Lawton Collins, Ar- my chief of staff, and General Hoyt Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff, conferred here with Mac- Arthur and, presumably, with Walker. Admiral Arthur W. Radford, commander in chief for the Navy in the Pacific, was flying from (Continued on Page 3, Column 7) KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and bor, the farmers, the small busi-1 cool tonight. Low to- nessmen, the office workers 52 professional people all and deserve a better government. "We Minnesotans are disturbed by authoritarian tactics. We firm- ly desire progress toward a better tax situation, local law enforce- ment, fair labor laws, aid to fann- ers and small businessmen, reduc- tion in juvenile delinquency and overall efficiency and real econo- my in government. Friday 48 in the fair, becoming warmer in the afternoon with a high of 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 53; noon, 65; precipitation, 21: sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 3.