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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cooler, Less Humid Tonight; Tuesday Fair Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO 127 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, EVENING, JULY 17, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES mencans ig In Around Taejon Congress Awaits Truman's Message Washington President Tru-jfour man will send a message on thejsion, major networks and televl- will be at p.m. (C.S.T.) Korean war to Congress Wednes- As for the message to Congress, day and report to the nation on Presidential Secretary Charles G. it that night by radio. Koss wld reporters: The White House said neithe- the1 wm be qulte a cornPre- ers will carry recommendations ernment and containing legislative; for legislative action to back tip! Burns Fatal To Independence Civic Leader Thomas Troug, 78, Victim of Coffee Cooking Accident Heavy Storm Damage Hits Lower Root River Valley Lightning Kills Livestock in Fountain Area efforts to throw out of Korea. the Red invaders! Earlier Democratic leaders had I met with Mr. Truman and discuss- The message will be sent to the'ed the message. lawmakers at 10 a.m. (C.S.T.) Wednesday. The radio report, over Caledonian Drowns in Area Pond Caledonia, An inquest was scheduled this morning in the death of Edwin Fetter, 41, who drowned while swimming at Freebury Sunday afternoon. Fetter and a group of other persons were swimming in "Little a man-made pond at Freeburg, which is about six miles from here. It was raining at the time, and hailing very hard, accord- ing to residents of the area. Fetter drowned in about 11 feet of water. Houston County Coroner J. w. Potter was called and a Caledonia doctor brought a pulmotor to the scene, but Fetter did not respond to treat- ment. He was bom July 1, 1909, and lived in this area, attending schools and working at various jobs here, He served in the Army during World War U. His mother, Mrs. Gertrude NlebellDg of Caledonia and one step-sister survive. Funeral arrangements are pending. NTo Food Rationing House Speaker Rayburn later re- ported that "in l my best judg- ment" food rationing would not be Independence, Wis. Heavy weekend rains sent area] Thomas Truog, 78. retired farmer; creeks over their banks again and civic leader, died Sunday j and brought new grief to farmers morning of third degree burns suf-jin the lower Hoot river valley, fered when his clothing- caught fire, A lightning "barrage" accompan- at his home near here earlier iiilied the downpours in most sections, the day. killing livestock near Fountain, made a part 'of contemplated gov- Rushed to the hospital at and injuring a middle-aged ernment controls. dia, Truog died there at 11 a.m.I farmer at Money Creek, as well as Government officials have pre-jDoctors reported that 90 per 20 head of cattle to the dieted that the message will his body was covered with floor, for controls over steel, curbs onjond and third degree burns. The south fork of the Root went consumer credit, and possibly aj The elderly man was more than a foot over flood tax increase. There was no hint as to how long the message would be, but Ross said the radio report will be kept within a limit of half an hour. as to whether "any domestic when a son, Wesley of Independ-1 stage at Hokah, spreading muddy ence, discovered him about from hill to hill in a.m. yesterday and managed To an Inquiry there will be Ross said that of course the message "will con- cern domestic problems." As the congressional leaders came out of the White House, Ray- say: "Gee, but I'm glad you're He was unable to give any re-j port of the accident, however. A pot of coffee was cooking on to'the valjpy. Fields which have been cov- ered several times already this year with disastrous flood wa- ters were inundated once again. Near Hokah the valley bottom- an electric hot plate, which was: lands and fields were still covered (turned to "high." Authorities be-jby water today. Crest of the flash burn was asked If Mr. Truman's lieve that Truog's sleeve caught' fire from the burner. flood was reached Sunday about When Wesley arrived he found jc his father lying on the floor. The! 7 p. m., however, when a reading of 48 feet at Hokah was recorded. message would call for "all all- his father lying on the floor. The! Fields Drying message would call for "all-out I injured man had taken the burn-i The Root has dropped about two mobilization." He said the message] ing clothes off and they were still feet there with no morel would have to speak for itself. A hole had beerJrain in sight, fields should be dry- Rayburn's comment: iburned in the floor where out by Tuesday. "I assume he will make a re-jlay. Water was running in the! Sugar creek, in Fountain town- port on the Korean war and indicating- that Truog had at-'ship, went on the worst rampage in ever recommendations he wantsitempted to put the flames out onjits history, tearing up fences, up- Pulled Back From Kum River Line Pentagon Officer Predicts Line Will Be Stabilized Tokyo, Tuesday Three North Korean infantry divisions, heavily aided by artillery but shy on tanks, swarmed close on Tae- jon today, forcing (.he slender American defense to abandon (lie air-field three miles north of that South Korea city. General MacArthur's Tok- yo headquarters communique re- ported early this morning: that the North Korean invaders are "con- tinuing to pay a high price for A Camouflaged Truck moves along a street in Taejon former provisional capital of South Korea which today Is under assault by the North Korean invaders. This picture was made last week as the Communists massed for their attack on the Kum river defense line of the U. S. troops 20 miles north- west of the city. Today dispatches reported the Reds were bearing down on the approaches of the important defense center. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) for additional things." Appearing at the White House with Rayburo were Vice-President Barkley, Senate Democratic Lead- er Lucas of Illinois and House Democratic Leader Mccormack of Massachusetts. Both Barkley and Eaybum said the 70-minute conference went in- to the possibility ol a congressional vacation later on, but that noth- .ng was decided. Here are some of the reports oni his clothes. Truog, who served on the coun- ty board of supervisors for 20 years and was clerk of the Plum Creek school district for 25 years, (rooting trees, and flooding roads. Train service was disrupted by bad washouts in various places through the Winona area. Service on the southern division lived alone in one of two houses'of the Chicago and Milwaukee rail- on his home farm. A daughter and son-in-law, Mr. road passing Brownsville was in- terrupted Saturday by a washout and Mrs. Calude Jackson, live in in Iowa. Travel is being re-routed the second house, about 150 feet (this weekjvhile repairs are made. away. She usually brought break fast to her father, but yesterday Highway Covered Highway 26, leading to Browns- _______ what Mr. Truman Intends to dis- a when she looked in at his house, ville from highway 44, was covered cuss: Another money bill, providing additional funds for Atomic Energy commission for work on the hydro- gen bomb, is being readied by a i House appropriations 'tee. subcommit- about several feet of water from the Root river Sunday noon and auto The Jacksons decided to leave LossofPusan Could Cripple Supply Facilities traffic was forced to detour by way I for church then, without Caledonia and ridge roads. By Elton C. Fay Washington. pot Rainstorm Lashes Prairie du Chien By The Associated Press Torrential rainstorms" hit southwestern Wisconsin wiih sudden fury over the weekend, flooding large areas around Prairie du Chien, Platte- Thinks of Dad Somewhere in Korea, (via docs a doughboy think about when lie has a grandstand scat on a mountain ridge, watching American planes and North Korean tanks snarl and spit at each a hot sun beads his face with sweat? "Let me tell you a-bout my old said Private Lcroy G. Palmer, 19. "We could be driv- ing any place in our that's Madison county, Ind. "We would come to a and he would net out and fo down to the waWr and come back with a couple of bottles of beer. He had them stashed all over the conntj-. He'i quite a guy." Palmer'g father, Guy, HTM at Anderson, Ind. ground but acknowledged that they were gaining. field dispatches said Tae- jon, until last week the provisional capital of the Korean republic and site of American field headquar- -JWU visit about! According to reports the road is him. Wesley came to 9-45 am. and found his father. I still flooded this morning. Water Truog was one of the organizers in places covered fence posts by the nljville and Darlington and drowning one man. ters, was still in American hands nnrpnnarv Violent winds and rains late Saturday night sent rivers over virtually deserted. Its aband- ,n nroTrsm i? ham lbanks in a matter a few hours' rippmg out washing out roads! onment appeared near, however, to buifd up mate-iai and through business MacArlhur's communique de- of the Co-op Oil and Produce of the road. Worst rain damage was done south of Winona, in Northern TODAY- U. S. Needs Power To Avoid War __ _i j i tl 1.11. i i-ivii waoct-, i.vj.u. By Joseph and Stewart AIsop .Both were on today's docket jenson Chicago' Lloyd'remain steady, despite the weekend _. rr--i____ _ inner o _" T A measure to set up a pany of Whitehall, Wis. and serv- 000 program of arms aid to friendlyjea as its for about 15 nations comes before the House probably tomorrow. It already has passed the Senate, which, may add the money to the omnibus appro- priation bill. Two Controversial Bills But before tackling the arms-aid measure, the House planned to dis- pose of two controversial measures. years. Born January 3, 1872 at Glen- coe, he married Maggie B.autch on April 24, 1897. They observed Iowa. Decorah had 5.06 inches of rainfall, the heaviest in the area. Caledonia reported about three behind the U. S. forces in Korea. A mountain of equipment, wea- pons, ammunition and other ma- terial must go into a single South Korean port daily just to keep forces now there supplied for the bitter fight. That port is Pusan, a tiny place as world seaports go, with limited surviving are seven ahaf ffiS? The Mississippi tricfcs. Just as the fiash to recede slowly, a floods began second rain- storm broke early Sunday evening at Prairie du Chien and added :er to the inun- dated countryside. The deluge Saturday night made Darlington's regular spring flood andTsingle this yearook mild by river, from St. Ira Qsseo; to La Crosse was expected to Washington There is a very simple measure of the gravity of the present world crisis, which the administration is still concealing behind the bland facade of busi- ness-as-usual. "Just in two additional B-29 groups have al- ready been dispeitched to England, requiring a vote for passage. One would submit to the states a constitutional amendment which, if ratified by 36 states, would abol- ish the electoral college. Already passed by the Senate, the measure faces an uphill fight in the House. The other would allow the attor- and Wesley, Independence: Mrs- John Davidson, Whitehall; Mrs. and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have ordered a second large carrier general to lock up, or other- the Mediterranean. The case en-! wise detain, deportable aliens w Jackson, Blanche pendence: eight Truog, Inde- grandchildren: rains, according to A. D. Sanial, weather meteorologist at La Crosse. Rushford Escapes one brother, Emil, a arofessor at m tne ridge areas at the southern eraoatiieu njiiemua ami ouuu, the University of Wisconsin col- end of the Root river valley. Rush- Korean forces haven t had to cope P If the port should be crippled by''reached higher than the main attack or captured, the whole Kor-j street bridge, hiding its depth ean campaign could falter or col-jgauge. The swollen Little Platte near Platteville pulled down a bridge and with it went the car of Walter Wunderlin, 31, Platteville. His two So far, North Korean airplanes I have been scarce. The men respon- 4A.UMJ1U.LU JtjSCilpeS UI.MI u.u.. Heaviest downpours were reported getting war goods to the embattled and South lege of agriculture: one Mrs. Phil Steiner, Independence. Funeral services y at 2 p.m. sister.'ford, hardest hit in earlier attempts to escaped serious damage this time. narbor. bomb Pusan s McMahon Doubt Bomb Should Be Used in Korea Washington Senator Mc- Mahon chairman of the Senate-House atomic commit- tee, said yesterday he believes the Korean war "is of such a characteril I scribed a situation in which the [Americans had to quit Kongju. 20 miles northwest of Taejon, and pull west and south, so that their former west flank had become a north flank. Seek to Turn Flank The North Korean Second divi- sion was struggling to turn this flank "in the Taeion the communique reported. Exact dis- tances from the city were not dis- closed. The air field, three miles north. admittedly under Red artil- lery fire and threatened by infil- trating enemy foot soldiers, how- ever. Associated Press Correspondent R. Moore visited the city companions, Gerald and Ambrose Us to rule out use of the atomic' at a Dm' found its nelia' visioned by these measures is nothing more nor less than the outbreak of a third world war. In tile last report in this space, the reasons were given why the betting in Washington is still against the masters of the Krem- lin daring to unleash a general war at this time. The fact must also be recorded, however and this again indicates the gravity of the current crisis that even the passage of 2-S hours has been enough to shorten the odds con- siderably. Experience in Korea is the first cause of this chance in odds. Before the North Korean armies bciran. all too effec- tively, to prove their worth, the American order of battle experts habitually regarded all satellite armies as virtually worthless. The Yugoslav 'problem, in par. ticulnr. had always been dismiss ed rather airily, with the bland forecast that Marshal Tito's 30 di visions could whip the tar out o: the combined forces or Yugoslav- via's satellite neighbors, Bulgaria Romania and Hungary. It was therefore assumed that Yugo- slavia would never be in danger except for an overt invasion by the Red army. Now. on the con- trary, while there is still no sign of any movement of Russian troops, the Buljars. Hungarians and even Romanians are regard- ed as serious threats, in view of the North Koreans' showing. Meanwhile, the pressure on goslavia has also boen increasing steadily, since just before the Ko- rean attack. At that time, heavy satellite troop concentrations were first observed on the Bulgarian border. A little later, in language reminiscent of Hitler's attacks of Czech and Polish the Cominform journal for the first time accused Marshal Tito of receiving heavy shipments o f American arms a flat lie, of of accepting these arms in preparation for an attack on his neighbors. More recently, (Continued on Page 11, Column 2) ALSOPS I home countries won't (Continued on Page T. Column CONGRESS held) Cooler air is moving into the Sanial points out, with an end to the rain apparently at hand. Partly cloudy weather, and cooler temperatures are predicted for to- night with a low of 58 degrees. 'Tuesday will be generally fair, with moderate temperatures and a. high of 75. The said the last they saw of Wunder-j was when the car was being bomb But whether this continues around in a whirlpool. The pends upon whether Russia decides joar, without Wunderlin's body was to provide her North Korean satel- lite with a tactical air force. There is still another danger, if World War II is taken as a lesson possibility that the Commun- ists might decide to try V-l bombs" as the Germans did 'buzz with Zumbro and results against the har- remained in their banks Antwerp. The Russians are I the weekend. In Winona only 33'known to have captured quantities I of an inch of rain fell during these medium-distance missiles ti I him and to have been eXDerimentineiir found two miles down the river. The bridge was found 500 feet downstream from its original posi- tion. Highways Closed davs A round-up of storm damage in iarea communities follows: Transportation and communica- tions were chaotic in Lafayette and Grant counties, with many high- ways closed and telephone facili- ties jammed. The storm caught and to have been experimenting j many farm folks trying to return Livestock Killed fn Lightning Storm Founlain, Minn. (Special) Livestock was killed by lightning, roads were flooded over and trees uprooted in the worst rain, hail! and electrical storm to hit this (area this year early Sunday morn- g. I Sugar creek went on the rampage and poured over its banks, covering sections of county roads, tearing out fences and flooding fields. Residents reported that the creek! was at its highest, level in history Speaking in a television iboared up and most of ns inter-'population gone. He talked witft view. McMahon said the A-bomb's primary function is to hit either "sources of power" or massed troops. "As I see the Korean situation, you have ground troops widely dis- he said. "The sources power of the North Koreans are not! Meanwhile in American soldiers on the streets and Korean military police. While the Americans were roll- ed back in one sector at least six miles from the Kiiin. General MacArthur said the northern Corn- worst set- ,'ar on the being itself. generated in North I doubt if there ai Washington briefing officer said to- 'day American forces in Korea will ihold somewhere south of the Kum tank factories in North Korea. ..and gel up for OUr I just feel militarily it isn't Ihejoffensivs." kind of weapon for use in this kind! of There have been several with their improvement since after an evening in town, war. (Many rescues were reported. The range of the World War eight-block section of the V-l was between 250 and 300 miles. The diftance from North Korean held territory to the constricted, Sunday and marooned use the atomlc weapon their lines after falling back from congested port of Pusan is only were being rescued by firemen in the Communists m Korea.) the river position, about 130 miles. rowboats. The city's residential dis-! .Brewster (R.-Mame; Depends on Weather The Defense headquarters spokesman, however, said h e sug-. could not predict now where der water up to five feet deep all gestlons m Congress that the United American forces will stabilize jhere. Watson creek, near Preston, Argentina Ready To Send Troops trict is on higher ground. Darlington was in darknes Sun- day night because of an electric Buenos Aires announced today she is ready help the United Nations in Korea j power failure when the flood pour ed over the Wisconsin Power and Light Company substation, burning out a transformer. Though the flood waters were receding there, drinking water was getting worse and residents! A _fi were ordered to boil it. before us- Observers at Darlington said the newed his suggestion yesterday! The officer said that there will that General Douglas many places for holding posj- be given authority to use it if herons before the next main defen- things that will save ]ine is reached on a ridge 'of the mountains running from ink of dropping ;norUieast to southwest about 35 I it on those deluded madmen in mjies from the Kum river. Korea, he said m a radio broad-! can.t say, nobody can say, cast. "But if it is. in General we are" gomg to Arthur's judgment, expedient spokesman said. "That de- save American boys from bemgjpends on weather and many I U'lth fhpir _ ._ also went over its banks. The heavy rainstorm hit here from General MacArthur as to moved unbehevablv movea uioelievably Solid Arrows Locate Communist drives in west and central South Korea sectors today, with two forces south of the Kum river bearing down on the west and north of Taejon where the Amer- icans'have been forced back from the Kum. General MacArthur announced two setbacks for the Reds in the East. At Yechon (A) U. S. artillery supported South Koreans who halted the Reds, and north 'of Yongdok TJ. S. Sghter planes and a South Korean counter- attack forced Reds to retreat. B-29's bombed Seoul and Chungju (plane (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) i I about 1 a. m. Sunday and was ac- companied by hail at intervals and severe lightning. A heifer on the Holies farm operated by Harry Lange, and a cow on the Everson farm, op- erated by John Palmer, were killed by the lightning. Water on the Ed Roos farm pre- vented him from getting his cattle out in pasture until several hours (behind schedule, after the storm (subsided. what he wants the Argentines to 60. iand is awaiting a specific request jfasV frnm fn "The water crashed right through plate glass windows on Main said one man. "It went right on through stores and out the back, carrying every- thing with it." The waters charged into the business district so fast that Floyd Craig and his wife, Velma, were A section of highway 52 between jPreston aad Fountain was report- edly under water for a short time early Sunday. Railroad traffic in the area was also affected by the storm, as numerous washouts were reported. Huge tree roots and piles of brush were tossed onto roads throughout the area in a man- (Continued on Page 7, Column 3) FLOODS l Coffee Price Hike Announced New Yoijc Coffee prices were increased' four to five cents a pound today by the Great Atlantic .v. murdere( in cold btood their think he should be given that au- "That's what we an billions on these bombs for. and Pacific Tea Company on bag-packed brands. The new prices are 74, 7B and 77. i trapped in the attic of their hard- ware store. Finally they broke a hole in the roof to yell for help but had to stay where they were all Sunday because nobody could get! a boat to the building because of the churning water. Officials would not make any es- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy, cooler and less humid to- night, Tuesday generally fair with along i lit is going to be stabilized. I "This is big territory. Even if jthe enemy crosses the ridge, there !is a block of territory for holding." j Two Russian-built Yak fighter planes were shot down by Ameri- tcan pilots. One was downed by (Lieutenant George M. Edwards at El Paso, Texas, north of Taejon. (Continued on Page 8, Column 5) KOREA ,New Niagara Falls but .said the total would reach into the hundreds of thou- to the cit? of Dar" The A. and P. attributed its hikes of not to the Korean war but rather ot crops were (Continued on Page 9, Column 5) KAINSTOEM to the continued advance in green coffee prices largely because of ad- verse crop conditions. moderate temperature. Low tonight! 58; high Tuesday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24jAtrempr hours ending at 12 m. today: I _ Maximum, 83; minimim 66; Falls, 82; precipitation, .16. Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 67; noon, 75; precipitation, .17; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 14. jor Lloyd Hill says he will make 24 a new attempt "in about a week" to go over Niagara falls in a bar- rel. Hiil floated more than a mile down the Niagara river in bis daredevil attempt yesterday before jhe had to give up 200 feet above i the Canadian falls. ;