Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Warm Tonight Baseball Saturday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 137 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 28, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES Reds Batter U.S. Defenses More Draftees Mark Sought by End of Year Minnesotans To Get Calls Before August 15 By Ruth Con-an Washington The Army, al- ready slated to get draftees by October 30, may follow up with at least one more draft call before the end of the year to boost its strength near the a n mark. While the Air Force and the Na- vy are waiting to see if volunteers will fill their combined quota, the Army made clear yes-i terday that It is relying heavily on the Selective Service act to meet its manpower needs. It boosted its September draft call from to and said it would call up another men in October. Even this Increased total would fall short of bringing the ground forces to their ?oal. Army manpower on June last date for which figures will be released was about Building' up Swiftly j In addition to tile Army, the! United States is building as swiftly! ns possible toward an Air Force of and a Navy of lor a total military strength of within the next few months. By next June this is expected to climb to In a move to stabilize the ir.ili-i orea Body Found At Winona Dam; Wound in Head Not in Water Long; Authorities Seek identification A 17-year-old area soldier who enlisted In the regular Army last August has been wounded in action! in Korea. Private First Ciass Wendell Vaughn of Minnesota City and j Trempealeau, Wis., has notified his grandmother, Mrs. William Vaughn, that he was wounded by a bullet July 16. Private First Class Vaughn was in an evacuation hospital in Korea when he wrote the letter July 18. He described the wounds as "slight The youth, %vho was reared at Minnesota City by Mrs. Vaughn, is a son of Mrs. Carl Heidelmann, of Indianapolis, Ind. Relatives heie' said they believed the War Depart- ment probably sent official "casualty (notice to the youth's mother. The body of an elderly man Vaughn enlisted August 22, 1949, possibly around 65 years old was found floating in the water im- mediately above the Winona dam about a. m. today. Buffalo county officials ed a bad head wound on the left! side of his head, between the eye and the ear. Buffalo County Coroner H, F. er his 17th was accepted for duty at the Wi- nona Army Recruiting station and processed the following day at La Crosse. The youth enlisted for three! the Fari Wendell Vauglin Plalnvtew News photos Two Young Men From Elgin, Minn., Were Injured when their automobile, shown above, crashed head-on with a truck about three miles northwest of Elgin Thursday night. The new car rolled over several times and landed upside down in the ditch. One youth was pinned in the wreckage; the other was thrown clear. tary force, President Truman yes- terday signed an executive order extending for 12 months all enlist- ments in the armed services. This Two Men Injured In Crash At Elgin Elgin, truck and car were demolished and two local men hospitalized as the result of a headon collision about three miles northwest of here Thursday night. Marvin Schroeder, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs, Carl Schroeder, suffered j Russ Return To U.N. Council Puzzles Experts By A. I. Goldberg Lake Success Russia late affects nearly internal injuries when he was pinned in the automobile wreckage. due to expire before June 30, 1951. Of this number are in the Pacific theater. In n companion move, the Army extended by six effective August 31 the tour of duty of all personnel in foreign service, except for the Far East command, where officers and men will be held "as long as may be neces- sary." An officer in Germany, com- menting on the move, said: "We simply have to keep what men! we've got there. It just boils down! to keeping our forces in Europe! on hand." Watch Home Front And as the U. S. military force an- nounced plans for rapid expansion. a seven-member Senate watchdog Baruch Plan Gains Backing In Congress By Francis M. Le May Washington Considerable support built up in Congress today for a drive to put the country un- der rationing and wage and price j His condition, at St. Elizabeth's hospital today, was reported as im- proved. Also at St. Elizabeth's Is a cousin, Harlan Schroeder, 22, driver of the end of Nations Stohr, Alma, said that he could not Vaughn's aunt, Mrs. Peter Schmitz is a resident of Trempealeau. of Trempealeau, satd the family had known the soldier was in Korea. They had been advised previously Vaughn is the second casualty from Minnesota City. Last Saturday Mrs. Ebba Leerkamp was notified Fighting Centers 40 Miles South Of Yongdong U. S. Beachhead Attacked Along 200-Mile Line By Relinan Morin Tokyo Red North Korean invaders threw a savage armored attack at American divisions today in a decisive battle for the remain- ing U. S. foothold in South Korea. The North Korean Reds were at- tacking in the rain along the whole i front with an estimated men I in nine divisions. The heaviest blows were dealt j against the greatly outnumbered 'Azne'-can forces in the west-central sector northeast and southeast of Yongdor.g. General MacArthur's early- morning summary said "a savage fire fight" was in progress, with concentrated assaults on the U. S. First Cavalry division area south- east of Yongdong. immediately determine what caused] the wound. Since the body had' been floating atop the water, the wound could have been caused by a boat. The body was without Identifica- tion, although a wallet was found in the clothing. It contained noth- ing except a bill.. Also found on the boay: a pair of inexpensive silver-rimmed reading glasses. The body hadn't been in the water long. An ivory-colored straight edge razor was found in one of the pockets. It was wrapped in a piece of paper from the Chi- cago Sun-Times of July 22, which was only last Saturday. Buffalo county officials pulled] the body from the water this after- noon after they had been notified of the find by two dam and lock employes. Floyd Harrison and De- ward Sweasy. They saw an object floating to- dam, then saw it I was going on maneuvers. He was! Henry G. Leerkamp, was missing in 19th infantry regiment, action in Korea since July 8. with apparently of the 24th infantry di- A veteran of World War II in Europe and the Pacific, Sergeant He was graduated from gradej Leerkamp was believed to be serv- school at Minnesota City while liv-iing with, the 34th regiment of the ing with his grandmother who now 24th infantry division. F.B I. Issues Guide 7 Ways to Help Curb Saboteurs Edgar Hoover told Americans today how. In seven ways, they can help the F.B.I. curb saboteurs and other domestic enemies in the present military emergency. The first and most important step: Call the F.B.I, quickly with any but were last reported holding linn against three enemy divisions. Twenty miles farther northeast., elements of the Red 15th division drove a small wedge between the U. S. 25th division and the South Korean Sixth division near Ichon village, MacArthur's announcement said. Efforts were being made to restore the breach. A First Cavalry division spokes- man in the field said the great Red onslaught covered the entire front of about 200 twisting miles. He said this battle was critical. Fighting without much direct air support because of the weather, the Americans drove to bar the corridor to Taegu, temporavlly South Korean capital and supply- line hub 45 miles southeast of Yongdong and 40 miles above vital among debris piled against a tainter gate. With Coroner Stohr were Sheriff security council. Her chief U. N. (Henry Rhyner, Alma, and District delegate, Jakob A. Malik, said would take over the council presi-jcochrane. Belmont Schlosstein, dency on schedule August 1. The full meaning of the Russian return could not be evaluated im- car who was thrown clear. He isjmediately. It threatened vetoes the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin over future council actions on the Schroeder and suffered fractured ribs and other bruises. Driver of the ton and a half truck was Louis Tesmer, Elgin, who was cut on the left arm. The two vehicles collided at the They described the unidentified Hoover emphasized that his F.B.I. is not interested in malicious gossip or idle rumors, nor in "what a person But, he said, it most specifically wants facts on ac- tions "which undermine internal security." elusions from information you fur- nish the P.B.I. The data you pos- For the general public, he might be incomplete or only these suggestions: [partially accurate. By drawing con- port. A MacArthur headquarters intel- ligence spokesman said late Friday: "Enemy pressure is now reaching a maximum, and he must have a decision quickly." This spokesman said the Red man as being about six feet tall! "1. The F.B.I, is as near to you'elusions based on insufficient evi- with a very heavy beard. He wasias your telephone. The first page I dence grave injustices might result wearing high-top work shoes, over-jof- every telephone book in the j to innocent persons. Korean conflict or any othe- ac- length herringbone coat. alls, a work shirt and a dark Waist- country lists the nearest office of tion the Russians oppose. The body was left in the Water But there appeared here no way until the county officials arrived. control. committee promised it will seej The idea is to substitute full that a "thorough job" is done mobilization for Presi- the home front. Congress moved meanwhile restore family allowances for en- listed personnel of the Army, Na- Ident Tinman's to control bill. limited economic The House banking committee approved the President's plan, 20 vy. Marines, Air Force and Coastjto ,ate yesterday, but only after top of a hill on highway 247, a graveled state aid read, about p. m. yesterday. The Schroeder car was headed ast and rolled over several times following the crash, landing upside down in a ditch at the south side of the road. Tesmer's truck was going west. It rolled over once and ended up in Guard. the Russians could recall actions already taken, although they have branded U. N. intervention in Ko- rea illegal because of the Soviet Union was not represented at tie meetings and the Chinese Nation- alists were. Alphabetical rotation of the coun- cil presidency among its members gives Russia its regular term in August. Malik, a Soviet deputy foreign minister, notified Secretary-Gener- al Trygve Lie yesterday in a tele- phoned letter that he planned to ____________________________________ lit failed by a one-vote margin toia ditch, right side up. The rear p.m. next Tuesday. He told Lie Identical bills were introduced intake instead the all-out economiciwas torn off and wheels sheared. House and Senate by the chairman plan proposed by Elder cf the Armed Services committees, statesman Bernard M. Baruch. at the request of the Defense The Baruch plan lost 10 to 9. Six partment. to replace the existing Republicans and three Democrats he would announce the program of law under which up during dropped. allowances jt. Nine Democrats and' A total of monthly would be rolled about 130 feet from the scene. The axle was found on the other side of the road. When both machines stopped roil- ing, they were about 250 feet apart, opposra ii. Merle Tucker. Plainview, policeman, Representative Kur.kel (R.-Pa.) first on scme author of the all-out substitute, paid to a wife, husband or immediately he will ent parent, with the G. I. chipping j take the fight to the House floor in S30 of that amount. For the-bill comes up there next dependent parents the sun' would j Tuesday. His measure would roll be S90. For each child the prices to their lowest ance would be S25, unless the en-i between July 24 and 2S! i level The two Schroeders were uncon- scious when help arrived. Tesmer told authorities that he had been approaching the top of the hill when another car came over the crest from the other direction. It threw up a great cloud of dust. listed person were tile only parent. Powerful support gathered and f0uowmg closely be- in which case S60 would be Baruch plan. One tne Schroeder car Thei ed. (Democrat said it might pass thelfirst car did not stop after the Both government payments andiHouse. deductions from the servicemen's! Chairman Vinson (D.-Ga.l of thei doctor said at noon today that pay would be increased in compar-jHouse armed services committee Marvin Schroeders condition was ison to World War n. In the Instisaid "I am for the Baruch war. a servicemen's wife got there will be of which he paid S22. out of control." i Call to Minnesota Men Prepared St. Paul More than S.OOO Min- nesotans will receive notices from! their draft boards sometime beforej Aucust 15. It will be necessary to examine that many men to fill the state's quota of draftees under! Thursday's stepped-up call for 100, 000 men for the Army. Minnesota was notified of its newj quota by telegram yesterday, ac-' cording to Colonel Lloyd Lilygren. state selective service director. "These men are needed for Sep- tember and October induction." he, said. "We will now have to dip) down into the 23 and 22-year-old j classes." He referred to the selective serv- ice law which says men will be called in descending order accord- ing to age. The Minnesota quota was 402 under the July 9 call for only men. It was then taken, to Alma. Filed in Crash At St. Peter Five personal injury suits, totaling more than were on file in Hennepin the F.B.I. You can communicate with the F.B.I, by telephone, letter or call at your nearest office. "2. Feel free to furnish all facts in your possession. Many times a small bit of information might fur- supply problem had reached a. point where the invaders were un- able to continue a war of attri- tion. He called the next few days 'extremely important" from the Communist point of view. An American counterattack waj "5. Once you have reported your i made Friday afternoon in an at- information to the F.B.I., do no! endeavor to make private investi- gations. This can best be done by trained investigators who have ac- cess to data acquired over the years on individuals engaged in subver- nish the data we are seeking. Iljsive activities. jyou have any information of sabo-i "6. Be alert. The greatest defend- tage, espionage, or subversive acti- vities, contact the F.B.I. "3. The P.B.I, is interested in re- ceiving facts; we are not interested in what a person thinks, but what does which undermines our in- ers a'gainst sabotage are the loyal tempt to ease pressure on the cen- tral sector, but A, P. Correspondent O. H. P. King reported it was not on as big a scale as originally ord- ered. There were no immediate re- ports on how it fared. King did not explain why it was on so small a scale. The Red attack was launched life. ternal security. Avoid reporting malicious gossip or idle rumors. anxious "4. Do not circulate rumors subversive activities, or draw con- identify. The forces which are most to weaken our internal are not always easy to business later county district court today against! There was 'no indication C. Warren, 44, Route 4, St. er the break in the. boycott would former state fisheries official, bring the Russians back into oth-i er U. N. bodies. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair and warm tonight and Satur- day. Low tonight 64; high Satur- day 88. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Driver Of This One And A Half Ton Truck escaped with only minor injuries, but his machine was Lilygrren also clarified the status] tadly wrecked in the collision near Elgin Thursday night. torn off, and wheels were found 130 reet away. the crest of a the dirt road, The suits are a result of an auto accident May 14, in which six per- sons were hurt. Frank Dupla, 63, Minneapolis, died of his injuries. Seeking dam- ages are Dupla's daughter, Helen, who asks Joseph Kissell, Mrs. Susan Kissell, John P. Kissell, and Glenn Murray, S7.500. All were passengers! in a car involved in a collision with Warren's machine. Warren was sentenced to a ten- day workhouse term for drunken hours ending at 12 m. today: driving and later was indicted by Maximum, 89: minimum, Hennepin county grand jury noon, 86; precipitation, none; criminal negligence in Dupla'si sets tonight at sun rises to-Jdeath. morrow at Warren, former area fisheries Additional weather on Page 13. supervisor for Southern Minnesota, is free on bond. Trial has been set for September 11 on the criminal negligence count. Shirley Knutson Faces Paralysis Rochester, Minn. Doc- tors said today Shirley Knutson, 21 year old Fillmore county farm girl, probably will live, but may remain paralyzed from bullet injury to her spine. Miss Knutson was wounded Sunday night. Sheriff Donald L. Cook says Raymond Randall, 25, Lanesboro, has admitted shooting the girl because she had a date with another man. Doctors at St. Mary's hospital here are preparing for an op- eration on the girl's back in an attempt to repair damage done by one of the 22 caliber bullets which struck her, Randall is being held at Pres- ton without charge, pending re- sults of the wounds. The truck rolled over once, landing upright. The accident occurred on highway 247, at American workmen who are produc-i and maintained under the heaviest ing the materials and weapons for concentration of artillery and mor- our defense. They can be the sen- tar fire of the live weeks old war. tinels of defense in every walk of .One veteran of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge in World War II called it "more artillery than I ever saw before." American artillery was replying with both high-explosive and anti- personnel fire. In the far south, where the Reds for several days have been advanc- ing with small feeler tank forces, they gained another ten miles .along undefended roads. This car- jried them within about 60 miles of Pusan, the all-important American supply port at the southeast tip of Korea across from the Japan supply source. A Tokyo headquarters spokesman said, however, "The southwestern j situation is completely under con- It was on the west-central front, astride the road and railroad lead- ing down to Taegu and Pusan that the decisive engagement was being fought out. Girl, 8, Admits Drowning Infant Milwaukee A distraught mother brought her cute eight- year-old daughter to police head- quarters Thursday night and re- lated that the child had admitted drowning her ten-month-old half- brother 22 months ago. The girl, evincing a jealousy complex, told her mother and re- peated to authorities that she also has tried to kill an 11-month-old half-brother and a three-year-old boy cousin. "I hated them. My mother paid too much attention, to the child told acting Detective Captain Charles Nowakowski. The mother said she coaxed her daughter into telling her story Wednesday but that she hadn't Dark Arrows Show the offensive launched by North Koreans along 'a 200-mile battlefront in an all-out drive, shown by broken come to authorities sooner because u.'fic o arrows, aimed at cutting Allied supply lines. An Army spokesman termed the attack the decisive battle for Korea. The Reds' major assault is on the central front, solid line, where Allied forces are trying to block the path to Kumchon and Taegu, keys to Pusan. only major port left to U. S. forces. The broken line indicates the battle line. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) was such a terrible shock that I wanted to think things over first." The drowning of the ten-month- old boy occurred September 26, 1948, at Knapp, Wis., a Dunn county village. The family moved to Milwaukee several months ago.