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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Cold Tonight; Warmer Tuesday VOLUME 50, NO. 234 Avoid the Rush! Do Your Christmas Shopping Now FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1950 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Americans 2 Miles From Manchuria D 11 Hope to Reach Mariner Files Petition for Recount of ballots TODAY- Frustrated Contributors Press Cases By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Wiihington Hell hath no fury like contributor scorned, as the harassed President Truman is now learning. Two of the most impor- tant contributors to hie 1948 cam- paign are furiously battering on administration doors, demanding their rights. The story of these frustrated c o n- tributors is worth telling, since it also tells a good deal about the Truman adminis- tration. One of the an- y contributors James Bruce, New York busi- ess man and a shrewd promoter. Residents Of Calif., a city of about sandbag a dike to keep out roaring waters of a small tributary of the San Joaquin river. Nearly the entire town was inundated to a depth of four feet and highway 99 was covered before the dikes were plugged. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) California's Worst 2-Drown, Thousands Homeless in Flood Fresno, the worst flood in central California history took two lives, drove thousands from their homes and damaged millions of dollars worth of property, crops, highways and livestock. Mountain streams, normally little more than rivulets, bloated into raging torrents under the impact of driving rain and melting snow Joseph AUop eyed little Deborah Booth, who dis- appeared Friday with her nurse, was home today with her widowed iteTroman campaign in the sum- Bother, and her brother and sis- mer of 1948. Ever since, he has been waiting im- Harry Truman when Truman was a very long shot indeed, by col- lecting a good deal of money for Police Return Abducted Child To Its Mother Harrisburg, Pa. Bright- patiently to col-: lect on the bet, by becoming Am- erican ambassa- dor in London. The second is Stan ton Grif- fis, now ambas- sador to Argen- tina, who was al- so generous in 1948, and w h o therefore consid- ers that he has a lien on the Parh embassy. i year-old was the subject of a wide- spread search before she was i found with her nurse in a Philadel- I phia railroad station last night. The nurse, 18-year-old Mary Mar- garet Williams, of nearby Steelton, was being held on an open charge in the Dauphin county jail. Dis- trict Attorney Carl B. Schelley said a decision might be reached later from the Sierra. Some communities were inun- dated. Others were threatened by weakening dikes. Roads and bridges were washed out. Countless rescue missions kept casualties to a minimum. The Weather bureau warned that a new storm would pour more rain over north central California today, the eighth day of the re- cord-breaking downpours that dumped as much as ten inches of rain in a 24 hour period in foot- halls east of Fresno. Unseasonal warm weather in the I Sierra thawed the snowpack add- Truman Seeks Extension Of Rent Control Berserk Slayer Six Irregularities Goes on Hunger Listed in Charges Strike in Jail Two Guards Keep Constant Watch On Young Killer Woodbury, N. J. A chain smoking young appliance salesman j has gone on a hunger strike in the jail cell where he is 'held dot slaughtering five members of his wife's family and wounding four others in a 20-minute blaze of gun- fire. Warden William Molineaux of the Gloucester county prison said By Gordon Holte Clarence P. Hartner, who failed to gain election as city repre- sentative in the state legislature by 153 votes, today filed a formal petition for a recount of ballots cast for that office in the November 7 general election. Action to contest the election was begun this morning when Hartner's attorney, W. H. Gurnee, filed in district court a notice of contest and an appeal from the action of the Winona county canvassing 'board Compilation by the board incumbent, Al R. Lejk. in the city race. The petition for the recount drafted by Gurnee listed six Red Border By Nightfall Seventh Division Pushing Through Winter Wonderland Seoul paced by American infantry tanks surged down a 26-year-old "refuses to today Ernest Ingenito, World War II veteran, eat." "He drinks coffee and chain smokes the warden said, "but he won't eat." Ingenito's1 refusal to take any solid food since his arrest early Saturday has not yet endangered his health, said. however, Molineaux The slim young gunman has been under the constant surveillance of two guards at all times, the ward- en said, partly because of an at- tempt he made to take his own life with a razor a few moments before he was seized by state po- lice after an automobile chase. The wounds he inflicted in his left wrist were superficial. Ingenito has made no further effort to commit suicide, Moli- ing committee said today thatjneaux said but are taking President Truman wants legislation S no cnances He added: at the short session of Congress to a v'ery quiet prjsoner. He's Wiihington Chairman Spence (D.-Ky.) of the House bant extend rent control until March 31, 1951. Mr. Truman's idea, Spence told reporters after a White House call, is to get the brief extender now and then give the new Congress op- portunity to explore in January "the whole question of rent con- trols in order to decide what's need- ed in the future." The law as now written expires December 31, 1950, except in com- munities which voluntarily keep the curbs for six more months. Service Club Two Burns at McCoy McCoy's to tte highly nervous and upset but he still refuses to talk. He sleeps well. He's what we call a a prisoner who can hit the sack no matter how bad things look for him." Ingenito has admitted he fired the shots Friday night which end- ed the lives of his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mazzoli; his estranged wife's granmother, Mrs. Teresa Pioppi; his wife's aunt, Mariana specific irregularities in the voting and ballot counting for the fall general election. Following the formal filing ol the election contest, Judge Karl Finkelnburg signed an order re- questing the county auditor not to issue a certificate of election the Hartner-Lejk race until j after the appeal has been, heard j in district court. Hearing December 8 The time for this hearing was set for December 8 at 10 a, m. in the district courtroom at which time all of the evidence in the matter will be presented to the court. Meanwhile, a board of three ballot inspectors is being ap- pointed to supervise a recount of the votes cast for the office of city representative in the legislature from the bal- lots cast in the city. None of the votes cast in the rural areas of the where the Lejk-Hartner race was not on the will figure in the re- count, of course. Specifically, Hartner asked the court this morning to annul and set aside the findings of the can- vassing board, to authorize the re- count and declare Hartner t'ne win- ner of the contest. From here, the contest is cpn- .ducted the same as any other civil action before the district court. Hartner this morning named Arthur J. Walz, 277 East Third street, as his nominee as one of the three ballot inspectors. Rochester Hotel Proprietor Fatally Stabbed Rochester, 74-year- old Rochester hotel proprietor was stabbed to death with a butcher knife Sunday night during what police described as a family argu- ment. The victim was John Stewart snow-covered North Korean valley late today within two miles of the Manchurian border. A 10th corps spokesman said leading units of the U. S. Seventh division were only two miles from their goal, the border town of Hyesanjin, at 4 p. m. (1 a. m., He said the troops probably would wait until Tuesday before pressing into 'the town. Red resistance, sporadic to ugnt earlier dwindled to "practically none" by late afternoon, the of- ficer said. General MacArthur's headquar- ters in Tokyo reported the armored spearhead of the U, S. Seventh di- vision pushed eight miles through the bitterly cold mountain valley by mid-afternoon. Advances also were reported in three other sectors: Case. Police Chief James J. Mac- Served On Lejk Sheriff George Fort today served ie notice of the contest on Lejk 3d he will be required to name mg the swollen streams. t0 Except for the boiler room an ie swollen streams j j At Bonner pass the pack had melted from 25 to seven inches and was still dwindling. The Red Cross estimated the churning, murky waters has forced at least families from their homes in central California. Frank Irwin, 87, was found drowned in bed in his cottage on the rampaging Sacramento river. Jimmy Johnson, 75-year-old pen- sioner, died of a heart attack as he i kitchen, the builtog was a com-, victims tomor. fire was of unde Lady of vietory CathQ_ Pioppi, and her uncle, John Pi- oppi. Wounded in Ingenito's gun-wield- ing tour of three homes were: His insnector wife, Teresa, 23; her uncle, Frank 'November 27 'at 10 a. m. Mazzoli; his wife, Hilda, and two nominees meet at nine-year-oId cousin Jean Pioppi. _ ft t courthouse to name a All are in the Newcomb to round out the three-man board of commission- ers. i The county auditor then will be A solemn requiem mass will be authorized turn over bal. today as to specific charges against j wos b'emg rescued from his home Stewart Alsop the nurse. Philadelphia Detective James A. McTague said the nursemaid told him she took the child because she felt "Deborah was not being brought up in a Christian home." Detective Alfred Verbecken of the state police said Miss Williams had been placed on probation with juvenile authorities after she ran Golden Opportunity Acco'dint; to the strategy of Bruce and Griffis, the recent elec- tion has presented a golden op- portunity for the realization of ex- j away from home several times pre- pectations so Ions frustrated. For j viously. the fact is that Bruce and Griffis I Exciting 48 Hours have thus far been blocked, not j TO top off little Deborah's ex- by President Truman, but by Sec- i citing 48 hours, the state police car retary of State Dean Acheson and i returning the family and the nurse Under Secretary James Webb. i to Harrisburg struck a deer on the new Philadelphia extension of the Pennsylvania turnpike last night, i No one was injured, although the side of the car was damaged. A newspaper photo of the child paved the way to Deborah's return The most conspicuous diplomatic achievement of both Griffis and Bruce, who preceded Griffis as ambassador to Argentina, has been the establishment of warm relations with Juan Peron, the Ar- gentine dictator, and his rather un- charming wife Evita. Acheson and when a travelers aid agent recog- j nized it as the "destitute widow I and child" she had helped at the (Continued on Page 18, Column 3) ALSOPS No Restrictions Seen on Travel Washington The govern- ment is making no plans to curtail or allocate civilian travel, Director James K. Knudson of the Defense Transportation administration said the police and arranged to have the nurse and the child brought to the station where police intercept- ed them. U. of M. Enrollment Outgrows Buildings Minneapolis R: E. Sum- mers, dean of admissions at the University of Minnesota, disclosed Saturday" that the student body of near Kernville. As flood waters surged over the (Continued on Page 22, Column 1) FLOOD termined origin. Fifty men of the 114th engineer battalion and other volunteers as- sisted post firemen in fighting the blaze. m Farmer Killed As Horses Panic lic church, Landisville, N. J. (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) HARTNER Bismarck, N. D. The run- away of a team of horses brought death to John Stam, 36, Pollock, S. D., farmer. He died in a Bis- marck hospital Saturday night of a broken neck, after being flown Wisconsin Hunter Killed, 4 Die of Heart Attacks By The Associated Press IAJ ivta y t The opening weekend of the 1950 Wisconsin deer season resulted m gone to the home of Mrs_ isabelle gunshot death while four other hunters died of heart attacks. I his divorced wife, Sunday U. S. Marines moved two miles (up the east shore of the great ken of Rochester said Case's 35- j changjin reservoir of central Ko- year-old daughter-in-law, Mrs.' Stewart Case, orally admitted the stabbing. She is being held with- out charge. The stabbing took place in the elder Case's living charters in the Virginia hotel, located at 103 Third avenue Southwest, Rochester. Chief Macken said the stabbing occurred during an argument be- ween Case and his daughter-in-law over disciplining her two children, a boy seven and a girl ten. Case was stabbed twice in the left chest. He died in an ambul- ance en route to St. Mary's hos- pital. The chief said 9ther members of the family were in the Case quar- ters when the stabbing took place. The daughter-in-law and her hus- band live at the hotel but take their meals with the elder Case and his wife. The younger Case works in the hotel. The dead man is also survived by other SODS and two daugh- ters. Authorities said evidence in the case will be submitted to the grand jury December 1. Former La Crosse Assemblyman Takes Own Life La Crotse, Wis. Edward Krause, 35-year-old former assem- blyman from La Crosse county's first district, was found dead of a bullet wound in the head at the home of his divorced wife today. Coroner George D. Reay said a suicide note was found near the body. According to Reay, Krause had Lawrence Frazier, 23, of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., died Saturday en route to a Marshfield hospital after being shot in the stomach by shotgun. He and four others had been hunting in Wood county and yesterday. I has grown twice as But he added: "Of course, if we ifast in the last ten years as the get into a full scale emergency of j physical plant. The attendance in- any kind, it may become necessary crease is 35 per cent compared to to handle transportation OQ a prior- j the 15.6 per cent increase in the basis." I floor space for classes. This Sectional View made from a Coast Guard plane near Fresno, Calif., shows a ranch completely under water in tie Fresno county area. Rains and melting snow turned Sierra streams into ragiag rw ers threatening cities and towns in the worst flood in the history of the state. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) were unloading their guns when Frazier was shot. night. Mrs. Krause told the coro ner she left later to spend the night with a friend. Police Officer William Krause, the dead man's brother, received Heart attack victims Saturday a call from Mrs Krause this morn- were: i ing asking him to go to her home. William Johnson, 45, of La j He complied and found the body. Crosse, died near Millston in Jack-1 Reay said revolver used De- son county. longed to Police Captain William Lloyd Burch, 52, Green Bay, died I Eoma. Boma stated Krause had in the town of Athelstane, north of j borrowed the gun Sunday, saying Marinette. Joseph G. Marcoe, 43, Menomi-1 practice. I he was going to use it for target nee, Mich., died en route to Good- man after being stricken in the woods in Marinette county. Henry F. Walters, 63, Porters- field, died while hunting 18 miles northwest of Marinette. Others Wounded Among those wounded in the woods were: Raymond E, Frentzel, 35, West Allis, taken to a Sparta hospital after being struck in the right 'eg by the discharge of a hunting com- panion's gun in Juneau county. Andrew Baker, Jr., 27, Stanley, shot in the left hand by his own rifle after loading it while hunt- ing in Rusk county. He was taken to a Ladysmith hospital At the conservation department's area headquarters at Trout Lake, officials reported a heavy concen- tration of hunters and a heavy kill of deer in Vilas, Iron and Oneida counties, where the snow' belt ex- tended. The other counties in the northeast district Forest, Flor- ence, Lincoln, Langlade, Mara- than, Shawano, Marinette and Oconto reported poor hunting and a light deer kUL The coroner said the gun would be checked for finger prints prior to an inquest. Krause was divorced about two years ago and later remarried. He was assemblyman from 1940 to j1946. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and cold tonight. Tuesday increasing cloudiness and not so cold in aft- ernoon. Low tonight 12 in city, 8 in country. High Tuesday 26., LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 53; minimum, 30; noon, 32; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; jninimum, 12; noon, 20; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 9. rea. South Koreans fought up tJie northeast coast under cover of American naval guns. And the ROK (Republic of Korea) Second corps advanced up to three miles unopposed on the right flank of the northwest front, where Reds fought stubbornly until Sunday. Winter Wonderland The rapid sweep toward the bor- der carried the Seventh division's 17th regimental combat team through a winter wonderland. Tanks clanked between hills cover- ed with glistening snow. Fluffy white clouds sailed overhead in a bright blue sky. The expected battle of Kapsan turned into a Red rout Sunday morning. A sharp fight on the hills outside the walled city left scores of North Korean dead. Many were crushed by the treads of tanks on the hillside where they had plan- ned to ambush the American col- umn. But the trap was disclosed by two Reds. Terrified by the ap- proaching tank column, they jump- ed from their foxholes and ran. The American tanks opened up on the hillside where the Reds were dug in. As U. S. infantrymen clos- ed in, the tanks lumbered across a stream, up the hillside and over the Reds' rock barricades. 65 Surrender Associated Press Correspondent Tom Stone, only newsman with the 17th during the battle, said it last- ed only 30 minutes. Sixty-five Reds surrendered when their trap col- lapsed. Others fled. "They figured they could am- bush the hell out of said Col- onel Herbert B. Powell, comman- der of the column. "But they didn't. We beat them to the punch. We caught them by surprise." The column rumbled on into the deserted and bomb-razed cross- roads town of Kapsan, knocking down a stone archway as it enter- ed. Six miles north of the city, Ma- jor General David G. Barr, Sev- enth division commander, caught up with the column, "It makes you proud to be an he said, "to see our people perform like this." The column halted for the night nine miles beyond Kapsan. At dawn Monday it resumed.the march through the snow. A long supply line stretched out over the icy roads behind the border-bound troops, C-119 flying box cars dropped pounds of fuel and rations to the troops. Elsewhere in the far north there were indications the Communists were building up their forces to try to stem the United Nations ad- vance. Night fighters attacked a 50-truck convoy moving south to- ward a Red strongpoint about 25 miles northwest -of Changjin res- ervoir. Units of the U. S. First (Continued on Page 12, Column 3) KOREA ;