Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Colder Tonight, Warmer Friday VOLUME 50, NO. 231 Do Your Christmas Shopping Now FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16, 1950 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Allies Push Ahead in Sleet Storm Ten Billions More Sought For Defenses New Appropriation Brings Sum for Year to 35 Billions Senators Shocked, Outraged at Crime Profits in Nevada By C. Yates McDaniel Congress prob- ably will get a request for about in added funds soon after it returns for a father OT Triplets Los Angeles tf) Senate crime investigating committeemen, "shocked" and "outraged" by what they learned about legal gambling in Nevada, turn today to Mickey Cohen and Los Angeles gambling which isn't legal. Returning from a one-day session in Las Vegas, Nev., the commit- tee had in its records such eyebrow-raising tales as these: Police Chief L. R. Greeson of Senator Asks Prompt Wage, Price Controls Martin Urges Curbs Now, Bricker Hopes To Dodge Them Awhile short session beginning Out ber 27. Defense department planners are known to have drafted a pro- posed bill covering such a request in the hopes that the 81st Congress i will find time to vote the added I money, The session must end with the I seating of the 82nd Congress next January 3, and probably will earlier. President Truman was ex- pected to say at his news confer- ence today whether he will call Congress back sooner than sched- uled. It was generally believed he would not. The supplemental appropriation proposal would raise to about the total of military funds for the fiscal year ending next June 30. More Money Needed Since the Korean war started, Congress has added appropriations of and to the regular mili- tary budget for this year. The third supplemental request is expected to provide for a greater share for the Korean war than was asked in the measures submit- ted to Congress last summer and fall. More than 60 per cent of the money in the first two bills was earmarked for the building and procurement of new weapons, planes and ships. Rome Ilario Basioni of Pozzo Magra, 46-year-old fath- er of six daughters, always wanted a son. When he learn- ed his wife had given birth to jumped out of the window of his one- story home. Basioni, uninjured, told friends who rushed to his aid: "This is the saddest day of my life." Reno said a New York gambler. Joseph Stacher, boasted that he'd spend to see that there was a change in Reno's adminis- tration, because Greeson turned Washington Senator Mar- tin (R.-Pa.) today called for im mediate price and wage controls "clear across the but Sen ator Bricker (R.-Ohio) voiced a hope they may be avoided. "Regimentation should be hek at a minimum unless we get in down Stacher's- petition for a li- an Bricker asserted cense and proposed purchase contended such steps as high- i one-third interest in Reno's Bank Only about one-tenth of the ad- ditional money was specifically provided for what the Army calls "consumption of materials." This means fuel, ammunition, food and other essential supplies that are used up by an Army in the field. Manpower Goals Up The proposed bill is expected to set larger manpower goals than the total used as a plan- ning figure for the armed serv- last July. Since then, defense officials and some congressmen have spoken in terms of a man armed force by June, 1951. By the end of December the Army will have in service or on call nearly men. This total includes regulars, National Guardsmen, Reserves and draftees. By next summer the Army hopes to be able to start releasing some of the Reservists called to arms in the last six months and to fill up and maintain its ranks with draftees. Each time the military authori- ties have asked Congress for more money, since last July, they have stipulated that their budget of mili- tary needs could not be balanced 4 States Ban Picketing in Phone Strike Philadelphia The nation- wide telephone strike marked by flaring tempers on the picket line and a legal tug-of-war over injunctions entered the second week today with no immedia prospect of peace. The Bell Telephone Compan went to court seeking an injunc tion that would prevent picke ing of the company's exchange in Philadelphia, scene of two pick et line battles in the last two days The walkout of Western Electri Company equipment employes wa called by the C.I.O.-Communica tions Workers union in 44 state last Thursday. Bell Telephone Pennsylvania and other subsi diaries of the parent America Telephone Telegraph Compan; are not directly involved in th strike. Fists Fly In the Philadelphia flareup yes terday, pickets failed for the sec ond consecutive day to preven nonstriking Bell workers from re porting for work. Fists flew a police escorted nonstrikers to thei jobs. Another clash occurred at Wash ington where a line foreman re ceived a black eye in a battle be- tween pickets and officials of tin Chesapeake and Potomac Tele phone Company. Two pickets wer questioned by police and later re leased. And in New York, an stockholders meeting was conduct ed against a backdrop of boos ant catcalls. The meeting was attend ed by a number of employe-stock holders. Injunction in Wisconsin The Bell injunction request here followed similar action in seven other states. Injunctions against picketing were granted in Louisi- ana, Virginia, Kentucky and Wis- consin but were refused in Ne- braska and Georgia. Action is pending in New Jersey. The Wisconsin injunction is- sued at Milwaukee by Circuit Court Judge Walter Schinz re- strains Western Electric workers ,..._, ed the nation's third largest oil efinery before dawn yesterday eft one dead, two hurt and damage efined only as "very heavy." Marvin Swinney, 4.2, who was urned over 98 per cent of his body, ied last night. An official of the Gulf Oil Corpor- :ion declined to put a price tag n damage to the refinery and tank arm a half mile from here. Escaping gas apparently reach- ed a fire box and ignited in the pressure still unit where oil is sub- jected to pressure. The flames were extinguished less than five hours after the first blast Port Arthur is some 70 miles up the Texas coastline from Texas Ci- ty, where more than 500 persons were killed April 16 and 17, 1947, in a disaster which began with an explosion aboard a French ship car- rying fertilizer. cated that they do not intend to j speech session of Parliament, take the initiative to keep the pro- gram alive beyond that date. Con- trols are scheduled to expire then except in areas electing to retain them until aext June 30. Representative Spence (D.-Ky.) told newsmen he has no plans for the House banking committee he heads to consider a bill to ex- tend the program. "Unless the administration re- quests Spence said, "I do not intend to introduce a bill and have the committee consider it." Spence said he has no informa- tion on the administration's plans, but some congressional sources ex- pect the President to seek a rent control law extension when Con- gress reconvenes later this month. Chairman Maybank (D.-S.C.) of the Senate banking committee' told a meeting of real estate men in Florida this week that the Senate committee will not consider anoth- er rent control bill this year. Despite Spence's attitude, how- ever, some members of Congress One American Unit 20 Miles From Manchuria Naval Guns Help South Koreans in Extreme Northeast Seoul forces forged ahead today all along the frigid 250-mile North Korean front toward the Manchurian border. Resistance was spotty. Parka-clad infantrymen of the U. S. 17th regiment knifed through the frost-covered Pungsan hills in the northeast to within 20 miles of the Red Manchurian border. The 17th smashed five miles to the 41st parallel against Red and infantry. It was the day's biggest gain. In sharp contrast, the entire U.S. First corps advanced along a 30- mile front in the northwest, virtu- ally unopposed.Temperatures rose, but a sleet storm made the going rough. Gains ranged up to four miles. American naval guns helped South Koreans turn the tables on attacking Reds on the opposite coast in the extreme northeast. U. S. Marines clashed with a sizeable Communist force in the mountainous center of the penin- sula. They advanced as much as three miles along the west side of ice-coated Changjin reservoir. Red Tanks Active Red tanks, artillery and mortars checked the northerly march through subzero weather of the 17th regiment along the road to Kapsan, about 25 miles from the Manchurian border. American naval guns and planes came to the rescue of the batter- ed Republic of Korea (ROK) Capi- tal division on the northeast coast. North Korean attacks, including an amphibious landing behind the ROK lines, had ripped holes in the South Korean front and shoved the right flank back within two miles north of Myongchong. Eight-inch guns of the U. S. cruiser Rochester and rockets of Marine and naval planes wiped out half of a Red battalion which made the amphibious landing, the U. S. Tenth corps said. The Red battalion was made up of North Korean Marine officer ca- dets from a training school at Chongjin, it landed from small boats to bulwark a heavy land at- tack along the 15 mile, snow-cover- ed northeastern front. Communists punched five holes in the ROK line before they were checked. Reduce By-Pasted Redi Back of the lines U. N. divisions were chopping down the size of by-passed North Korean forces op- erating now as guerrillas. Two hun- dred Reds surrendered to the newly arrived U. S. Third division near Wonsan on the east coast. On the west coast, U. S. 25lh di- vision troops captured two guerrilla supply dumps and joined ROK un- ts in clearing supply roads near Pyongyang, former Red capital. Turkish units also are operating against these guerrillas. Excess Profits Bill May Be Ready Dec. 1 By Barney Livingstone tax framers pointed today to December 1 as the date on which they expect to have an excess profits levy ready are expected to press for another I immediate charges of "gag" and e ______ i cfoa T? nrutltliston for House action. After hearing Secretary of the Treasury Snyder outline adminis- tration suggestions for skimming from corporation earn- ings, the House ways and means committee voted on party lines yes- terday to conclude hearings no later than next Wednesday. With more than 200 individuals wanting to means many will get no chance to present their views orally, although they may present written statements for the record. The hearings continued to- day. The hearing speed-up brought six months of general rent con- trols. Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods, who administers the law, is reported to be preparing an ex- tension bill Congress. for presentation to WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Friday generally fair with slightly rising temperature in. afternoon. Low to- night 24 in city, 18 in country. High Friday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 60; minimum, 33; noon, 36; precipitation, .10 inch rain and snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 3. 'steamroller" from Republican committee members, who showed themselves cool to Snyder's pro- posal for a 75 per cent levy on excess corporation profits. Hearings Limited to Week By a straight party vote, the committee limited the hearings to one week and put a 15-minute time limit on the appearance of indi- vidual witnesses. It added a further limitation by ruling out testimony on any alter- native tax proposal. Some busi- ness groups have proposed alter- natives to the excess profits tax. Denouncing the committee's ac- tion, taken on a motion by Repre- sentative Cooper Rep- resentative Reed (R.-N. Y.) de- clared: "To deny those on whom we must depend for production of our defense and civilian needs an op- portunity to present their views on the least injurious form of tax is the rankest form of steamroller tactics and gag rule." Other Republicans expressed similar views. May Be Ready Nov. 27 But Democratic committee mem- bers, spurred by President Tru- man's request for revenue from abnormal corpora- tion earnings, expected to have a bill ready for the House soon after November 27, when Congress is slated to reconvene. If that timetable can be met, it appeared likely the administra- tion could muster the votes to ram the bill through the House at the short "larne duck" session. As the first witness yesterday, Snyder spent a full day detailing treasury suggestions for meeting Mr. Truman's request for a tax on profits which the President said have mounted rapidly since the Korean war. The secretary, parrying Repub- lican snipers, said he preferred to call his proposal a "defense pro- fits tax" rather than an "excess profits" tax. He also forecast bigger tax loads for individuals as well as corpora- tions to finance the nation's ex- panding defense effort. "I think the individual is going to have a pretty high tax before this defense program is he said.