Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Light Rain Late Tonight or Early Wednesday Listen to KWNO Tonight for Election Returns VOLUME 50, NO. 223 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Russ, U.S. Planes Battle Over Korea Voting Running Much Heavier Than in Primary Good Weather, Senate Contest Drawing Voters Sunny autumn weather and a hot local race today were pulling vot- ers to the polls early, a survey taken at noon showed. A sampling of precincts at each of the city's four wards revealed that almost double the number of voters had visited polling places by noon in comparison with the Sep- tember 12 primary. At the Madison school where two second ward precinct residents were voting, the balloting was run- ning much heavier than it did in September. Mrs. Stella Steele, first pre- cinct judge, said 186 of the 820 registered had finished their voting before noon. At the school's Sanborn street en- trance, the traffic was equally heavy. By noon, second pre- cinct officials had counted 100 men arid 60 women of the 850 registered. Better than in Primary The same was true in the first precinct of the first ward. James Fraser, judge of the polls at the Jefferson school, said the turnout before noon was "considerably bet- ter" than two months ago. Of the 528 registered, 54 men and 25 wo- men had visited the precinct office, At the third precinct of the first ward, Clerk Andy Owecke said the trend was similar. He said the official count at the West End fire station was 85 men and 55 women. That is 140 of a total eligible 820. In the third ward, Mrs. Lillian C. Snyder, judge of the first pre- cinct voting in the city building, said officials were much busier in the morning. Her count showed 166 of 860 had turned in ballots. Some 150 of the 801 register- ed had visited the polling site at St. Martin's school third precinct the third ward. G. W. Frey, clerk, noted that the morning total was just twice that of the lunchtime count made in September. Hot Race A similar pattern held true in the fourth ward where officials at the Washington-Kosciusko school and the East End fire station said they had been busy. At the latter, Mrs. Dorothy Cyert, judge, said 100 of the 631 had voted by noon. Although the election was expect- ed to draw out less than 80 per cent of the total registration, officials said a heavy afternoon and evening turnout might surprise the observers by a considerable total. Attracting most attention among contests on the local scene is the race between Len W. Dernek and James R. Keller for the legislative post as senator from Winona coun- ty. On the other hand, no one had filed for county coronsr, a position held by Dr. R. B. Tweedy. Polls are open until 8 p.m. Bedridden Womzn Votes in Illinois Rock Island, III. et Musfeldt of Rock Island needed an ambulance to get to the polls today, but she got there. Miss Musfeldt, bedridden since an automobile accident two years ago, told reporters that "People who don't gu out to vote are those do most griping about the gov- ernment." Manitoba Expects Light Snowfall Winnipeg Light snow Was reported today over the northern and central regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan but it most areas the fall was not enough to cover the ground. The snow is expected to spread southeastward into south- ern Manitoba by this evening. Laborite Housing Program Upheld London Labor's shaky ma- jority skinned through another test of strength in the House of Com- mons last night defeating by 12 votes a Conservative motion of cen- sure on its housing program. The vote was 300 to 2SS. It was the 61st vote in Commons since the general election last Feb- ruary left the Laborites with a narrow majority. Voters Deciding Who'll Control Congress By Jack Bell, Associated Press Political Reporter With the national treading uneasy ground somewhere between war and peace, or more voters decide today whether Democrats or Republicans will control Congress in the two critical years ahead. Signs pointed to close races in many of the states choosing 36 sena- tors, 432 House members and 32 governors. Main elected a Republican governor and three House members in September. Heavy party majorities in southern and border states assured the Democrats of a nest egg of more than 100 House seats in practically uncontested elec- tions. Republican leaders joined Presi- dent Truman and other Democrats in urging a heavy turnout at the polls. Republicans counted on last-hour voter reaction to the confused Ko- rean war situation to help provide the impetus for the ballot surge they seemed to need to gain a net of seven seats in the Senate and 49 near here killed at least three men in the House for control of Con- Explosives Plant Near London Blows Up, Three Killed Harwich, England A vio- lent blast at an explosives plant and injured 15 today. Another worker is missing. The explosion occurred in the mixing room at a factory owned by the Explosives and Chemical Products, Ltd. The factory is on Bramble island, at the mouth of the river Naze on miles miles the North sea coast, five south of Harwich and 75 northeast of London. The blast broke windows in Clac- ton, ten miles away. Villagers of Great Oakley, a mile and a half from the factory, said it went off like a "great bomb." Fleeing French Force Pressed By Red Troops Saigon, fleeing garrison has pushed 30 miles in its southwestern dash for safety, but reports the loss of its reconnaissance platoon, a French spokesman disclosed today. Trekking through enemy-infested mountains, the column has reached Binhlu, the spokesman said. The French garrison is being harrassed by Communist-led Viet- minh and faces the danger of in- terception by strong enemy units who may cross the Red river from the east. The spokesman said all contact has been lost for the past two days with a 40-man platoon reconnoiter- ing in the Chapa area some 12 miles southwest of the former Lao- kay bastion. gress. Close States The G.O.P.'s chance of regain- ing control in today's voting ap- peared to hinge on the outcome of close races in California, Colora- do, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, In- diana, Iowa, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah. Fourteen Senate seats are involv- ing in voting in those states, eight of them now held by Democrats and six by Republicans. A clean sweep would give the G.O.P. one more than it needs for control of the Senate. With some other, the same states could provide the nec- essary gain in House seats for G.O.P. control of that body. The Republicans apparently had only secondary hopes of picking up Democratic seats in such states as Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Washington. Democrats continued to claim that they not only will turn back the Republicans but will improve their strength in the Senate, where they now outnumber the G.O.P. 54 to 42 and in the House, where the count is 259 Democrats to 160 Re- publicans, one American-labor and six vacancies, divided evenly Chinese Action In Korea Tough Issue for U. N. Security Council Agrees to Discuss Problem Wednesday Lake Success United Na- tions diplomats conferred today on how to handle General MacArth- ur's charges that Communist Chi- na has sent her troops into Korea They have only 24 hours to make one of the most significant deci- sions in the history of the world organization. The security council meets in emergency session tomor- row morning to consider the charges. There was the fear that World War III might erupt if they label the Chinese Reds aggressors and authorize U. N. military action to combat them. Such a war seemed inevitable if Russia supported her ally the Communist government in Peiping. World Looks to U. N. On the other hand was the know- ledge that the world looked to the U. N. to take a clear-cut stand opposing aggression. Diplomats, in the face of these alternatives, were puzzled. Two basic facts which could- decisively sway their decisions were miss- ing: 1. How deeply committed Red China is to the Korean war. 2. What Motcow's attitude would be in case of a war in- volving the United Nations against Communist China. They sought a resolution to pre- sent to the Security council, ful- filling the U. N.'s antiaggression aims and yet not leading directly to an irrevocable war commitment. Responsible diplomatic circles said last night that western diplo- mats currently favor a restatement of the U. N.'s order for all states to refrain from giving aid to the North Koreans, without mention- ing China by name. Seek Diplomatic Pressure Such a resolution as its only ref- erence to China, would say, that it "took into account" the latest report from General MacArthur among Republicans and Democrats about Chinese intervention. It al- when last filled. Eyes on California The Democrats concentrated on attempts to knock off Republican senators in Colorado, Idaho, Indi- ana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio. Governorship races in 13 out of 33 states are counted as close. Of these 13 statehouse posts, seven are now filled by Democrats and six by Republicans. Democratic gov- ernors outnumber Republicans 29 to 19. The 13 states with warmly con- tested races include California; Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, (Continued on Page 14, Column 1) VOTERS U. S. Senator Robert A. -Taft, seeking to retain his seat, grins wryly as he walks into his voting place in suburban Indian Hill, near Cincinnati, unaware of the printing on a sample ballot "How to given him as he was about to enter the little red schoolhouse that has been his voting place for many years. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) NWA 2-0-2 Missing On Helena-Butte Flight Helena, Mont. (Jl State Aeronautics Director Frank Wiley said today a Northwest Airlines plane, with 17 passen- gers and a crew of four aboard, is missing on a flight over the Continental divide between here and Butte. Reports of explosions about the same time also came in from Lake Delmo and Camp Caroline, in the Homestake pass area, about ten miles southeast of Butte. The plane left this Civil Aeronautics administration ra- dio control area at a. m. officials of the CAA tower said. At a. m., the CAA said, the pilot of the Martin 2-0-2 ra- dioed that he was over White- hall about 30 miles southeast of here. He was at feet, starting his descent. He was about ten minutes out of Butte. The Weather bureau said there were snow showers and light rain on Pipestone pass, where the mountains are about feet high, between White- hall and Butte. The CAA said all stations on its Northwest circuit tried un- successfully to raise the plane for one hour and 20 minutes. Northwest Airlines at Se- attle announced the crew members were Captain Lloyd Lampman, Co-Pilot James Huff and Stewardesses Laur- aine Nohr and Marnie White, all of Seattle, Miss White was aboard as a "check steward- to train Miss Nohr, a new employe. Wiley said a ground search started immediately. Because of the weather, only one air- Northwest out to look for the missing craft. The plane was Northwest's flight 115, Chicago to Seattle. It stopped at Minneapolis, Aber- deen, Bismarck, Great Falls and Billings before it reached here. Mrs. Joseph Burke, right, wife of the town clerk, marks up results of the election this morning in tiny Hart's Location, N. H. Reversing a ten-to-one G.O.P. vote of two years ago, voted five to four for a Democratic governor. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Belgians Deny Arming Chinese 17 Killed in Attack Guatemala Armory Guatemala, Guatemala Wl Seventeen persons were killed as so would contain a clause re- emphasizing U. N. determination to remove its troops from Korea as soon as possible. No Extension Of Duck Season Washington The Fish and Wildlife service, despite an outcry of disappointed duck hunters, has ruled against extension of the shooting season. Dr. Clarence Cottam, assistant director, said today the agency has received and refused many requests from sportsmen in Mis- sissippi and central states for ex- tensions. The requests have been particularly numerous and insistent from Minnesota and Texas, he said. "The reply in every instance has had to be the Cottam told a reporter. "From a national standpoint, we simply can not change the seasons after they have been set. To do so would only create confusion and would not be in the public inter- j est." I Cottam said the Minnesotans I Budyenny called on the Soviet peo- have asked all of their representa-1 and "other freedom-loving peo- tives and senators to urge the serv-1 pies of the world" today to express ice to extend the duck season which their sympathy for the Korean peo- is scheduled to end there Thursday, j pie who he said were struggling The basis of their complaints is j for their freedom and independ- that the weather has been so seasonably warm and calm that the Soviet army and navy ministers, Brussels The Belgian gov- beat assault Sunday on a key military base near ernment and the country's capital, the government disclosed last night. Seven others were wounded. Some 60 persons took- part in the attack, which climaxed tension growing with the approach of this week's presidential elections. The government said the assault munitions firm today denied Bel- gium is exporting arms to Com- munist China. The denials followed ,an article yesterday by the Brussels pro-gov- ernment newspaper "La Cite" say- ing that worth of ma- chine guns and bullets have been exported to Mao Tse-tung's China during the first nine months of 1950. The Belgian foreign ministry said in a carefully worded communique, "No arms shipments have been au- thorized." The Febrique National des Armes de Guerre said, "No arms have left this factory destined for Communist China." Publishing the reactions, "La Cite" commented this morning: "'These are denials, we want ex- planations." was led by Colonel Carlos Castillo Amas, former, commander of the base, which skirts south Guatemala city. A spokesman said the attack, which began Sunday afternoon, was Duelled in less than five hours, without interruption to the normal life of the capital. Special guards have been posted at government buildings and road- blocks set up at strategic points. The government said the inci- dent will not cause postponement' of the elections, set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the past few months, there has been scattered violence i throughout Guatemala. Russians Warned To Expect War Moscow Marshal Semeon birds have not taken to flight in any considerable numbers. "Minnesota chose the earliest possible shooting season this October 6 through November and has had fairly unsuccessful re- Cottam said. "But these things can not be pre- dicted or adjusted. Advance selec- tion- of a hunting season is bound to result in an undersupply of game in some areas." 97-Year-Old Votes In Minneapolis Minneapolis Hector M. Chadwick, 97, left his home short- ly before 8 a.m. and walked a block to the town hall in suburban Bloomington. There he csst his ballot for county, state and nation- al officers. He has voted in almost every township and congressional election in Bloomington since he was 21 years old. in orders of the day to Russian fighting forces on the traditional observance of the 33rd anniversary stigating a new world he declared. "From the threat of war they have gone over to open ag- gression in Korea. Under these conditions it. is the sacred duty of the navai forces constantly to in- crease the vigilance and combat readiness units of ships and naval Marshal Alexander M. Vasilev- sky, the U.S.S.R.'s army minister, in a similar order of the day to UUJCl. Wi. LJ.1C OhflU. O.LL-1UY Ci. LJCJl J of the Bolshevik revolution, de- i Russian ground forces declared: "The warmongers have now passed to direct acts of aggres- sion, having1 unleashed bloody in- tervention against the Korean peo- ple. Soviet soldiers must strive for new successes in military and po- litical training, constantly increase vigilance and combat readiness of manded constant vigilance and combat readiness in view of the situation in Korea. Budyenny, war hero and mem- ber of the Praesidium and Su- preme Soviet, reviewed the annual military parade across Red square from the top of the rain-drenched Lenin tomb. Huge self-propelled guns and tanks rolled across the Red square at the climax of the demonstration by all branches of the military services. But the customary air show was canceled because of fog and drizzle. Admiral Ivan Stepanovich Yum- ashev, Soviet navy minister, in a special exhortation last night ad- vised Russian sea forces to be in a state of "combat readiness." "American and British imperial- ists are pursuing a policy of in- New Hampshire Village First To Report Vote Hart's Location, N. finy mountain village claiming to be the first in 'the nation to report in today's election saw the' Republicans and Democrats break about even. Two years ago, the Republicans carried this hamlet ten to one.- The big switch came when Dem- ocrat Robert P. Bingham edged Governor five to four. U. S. Senator Charles W. Tobey, veteran Republican seeking a third term, won out six to four over Democrat Emmett J. Kelley. Republican Congressman Chester E. Merrow topped Democrat Frank L. Sullivan six to four. The ten voters in this picturesque village on Wiley mountain a typical railroad up at daybreak to vote. There are six men and four wom- en in the village the men folk all employed by the Maine Central Railroad as track walkers and su- pervisors. Florida Report Browns Farm, Fla. This small Palm Beach county voting precinct closed its polls.at a.m. (E.S.T.) today after 14 of its 15 registered voters cast ballots. One voter was out of the com- munity. Thirteen voted for George Smath- ers for U. S. senator; one for Re- publican John Booth. Election Returns Tonight Complete reports on today's general election will be announced this evening on KWNO AM and FM as received from The Republi- can-Herald-KWNO Election service, The Associated Press and the American Broadcasting Company. First local returns should be available about 9 p. m. The polls close at 8 p. m. The Republican-Herald office will be closed. Listen to KWNO for complete election returns. Ground Action Limited Largely To Patrols Chinese Reds Feared Regrouping For New "Assault Seoul U. S, warplanes and Russian-built jet fighters dueled near the Manchurian frontier to- day in the longest aerial battle of the Korean war. On the ground, action was lim- ited largely to patrols. Chinese Red forces, which last week pushed Al- lied troops back as much as 50 miles against the Chongchon river, had withdrawn to the north. Allied officers were perplexed. They speculated the Chinese were regrouping for a large-scale attack or deploying to new lines. General MacArthur placed the issue of Chinese Red intervention in the Korea war before the Unit- ed Nations Monday. The United States asked the U. N. security council to consider the matter Wednesday morning. The air fight over the northwest corner of Korea began in midafter- noon, the Fifth Air Force said. Ninety-five minutes later propellor- drivea U.S. F-51 Mustangs and swift Red jets were snarling at each other like angry hornets. Three Red Jets Hit U.S. F-80 jet fighters were or- dered into the fray which started over the Sinuiju area of North Ko- rea across the Yalu river from Manchuria. The Mustangs claimed hits on three of the Red jets which fled into Manchuria. Four Russian-built jets were in the first attacking wave. They were described as MIG-15s, a late Russian model with sweptback wings and reported speed around 670 miles per hour. The American jets operating in Korea, Lockheed F-80 Shooting Stars, are slower. In Tokyo, MacArthur's headquar- ters said it had no information that North Koreans had been trained to fly jets. Red forces in the Chongchon riv- er bridgehead area north of Anju withdrew after the U. S. 24th di- vision counterattacked Monday. The doughboys regained ground lost in early morning enemy at- tacks. South Korean patrols entered the deserted no-man's land town of Won, northeast of Anju, Monday night. The ROKs reported there were no Red troops in the town but enemy forces occupied nearby hills. Allied troops and artillery turn- ed back several probing attacks Monday night and Tuesday north of Anju and northeast of Kunu. They were small scale. Red Supplies Roll South Airmen spotted Red troops and supplies rolling south from the Yalu river on Manchuria's border to the fighting front. But an expected full-scale attack by three to four Chinese and Ko- rean Red divisions failed to de- velop. "I'll be damned if I can figure this a First corps staff of- ficer complained. "They had us off balance when they first hit us but failed to drive ahead, I don't understand what they're up to but I don't like the looks of it." But A.P. Correspondent Jack MacBeth, with the First corps, said Allied officers were not in- clined to write off the Reds, par- ticularly the Chinese. "These babies really know -what they're doing in these a colonel observed. "Their discipline is much better than the North Ko- reans and their tactics make much more sense. "They are not afraid of any- thing." MacBeth said the prevailing mil- itary opinion in the northwest sec- (Continued on Page 7, Column 4) KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Light rain beginning late tonight or early Wednesday. No decided change in temperature. Low to- night 38, high Wednesday 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 in. today: Maximum, 53; minimum, 31; noon, 42; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO VOTE-POLLS CLOSE AT 8 P.M.