Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Light Snow and Much Colder Who Will Be Tops In Our Town? VOLUME 50, NO. 236 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER TWENTY PAGES Cathedral Bids Awarded Mission Plane Crashes, 24 Dead Traffic On The Burlington Route freight line between Galesburg and Savanna, 111., was tied up November 19 when 29 cars of a 90-unit freight train were derailed at Erie, 111., piling them almost 70 feet in the air. The train was carrying aluminum ore, farm equipment and canned pumpkin. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Russ Want U.S. Tied Up in Asia By Joseph Stewart Alsop Washington What are the Chi- nese really up to in Korea? There lias never been a time when those experts who are sup- posed to have a ready answer for this sort of question have been more obviously puzzled and uncer- tain. The uncertainty springs from the contradiction between what the Chinese are doing and what they are saying. Everything the Chinese Commu- nists are saying points clearly to the conclusion that they are ready for a war with the United States. The Chinese leaders are quoted ap- provingly in the Moscow press as shouting that the "American inter- ventionists" must be driven into the sea. The whole tone of the in- ternal Chinese propaganda is that of a nation being prepared for all- out war. Not Anxious for War Ytt the evidence of the bat- tlefield suggests just as clearly that the Chinese are by no means anxious for total war with this country. Since the first fierce at- tack, the Chinese hava put up little real resistance. The Chinese could only seriously hope to defeat Mac- Arthur's forces, which enjoy great superiority in airpower and fire- power, by overwhelming manpow- er. Yet the estimated or so Chinese troops in Korea, are enough only for a tentative hold- ing action and all the indica- tions are that the figure is very greatly inflated. Moreover, this Chinese force is now receiving only a thin trickle of reinforce- ments. Thus the contradiction be- Thanksgiving Day To Be White, Cold A white Thanksgiving and cold, blustery weather is in prospect for the Winona area. Starting at 7 a. m. a half inch of snow covered the city and sur- rounding area this forenoon. More was forecast for tonight along with colder weather. Following a high of 39 Tuesday afternoon, the temperature here this morning was 26 and at noon Deer Hunting Mishap Kills Rev. Kuckhahn recorded the Minnesota St. Charles, Minn. A former minister here the Rev. Herman Kuckhahn, was killed Tuesday afternoon near Colfax, Wis, by a ricocheting bullet. Mr. Kuckhahn was deer hunting at the time and was hit in the back as he walked along the road. The bullet which exploded was ejected from the gun of Clyde Steinmetz, 17, Chippewa Falls High school senior, according to District Attorney Ronald Carey. The slug hit the ground, Carey explained, bounced off an automo- bile hub cap, hit the ground twice and then struck the minister ch m Mr. Kuckhahn was pastor of St. and southwardi was expected Matthew's Lutheran church here was 29. Highways Slippery A light snow fall, preceded by- rain, covered most of central and southern Minnesota today, causing slippery highways. Craft Wrecked, Burned Atop Wyoming Peak Fire Spotted From Lodge, Seen By Park Rangers Stassen Going Around World Philadelphia if, Harold E. Stassen, Republican leader and B-29s Blast Red Staging Bases in Northeast Korea bombers blasted Communist staging bases in north- east Korea today as infantry patrols probed along the entire front to find where the Reds plan to make a stand. Waves of superforts rained pounds of high explosives on the Musan border area while other B-29S struck the port of Chongjin, 45 presidential aspirant, leaves next j niiies to the southeast. It was the second strike in a week at Musan. week on a round-the-world-journey North Koreans are reported re- and Africa. Moran, Wyo. A mission- ary plane with 24 aboard ten of them children crashed and burn- ed last night in swirling clouds on snowy Mount Moran. Rescue units headed for the scene. j Grand Teton National park of- j fc fivent staUn should tadi. ficials were sure climbers making cate willingness to meet with Stas- their tortuous way up the foot peak would find wreckage of the plane. They held only slim hope there could be survivors. A resort said he saw a burning fuselage in the flames far above timberline on the precipi- tous east face of the mountain. When the fire subsided, he could see nothing resembling a camp- fire. On Way to Billings The missing plane was bound from Chico, Calif., to Billings, Mont, Owned by the New Tribes Mission, a religious organization, it was on the first leg of a flight to South America, Passengers included two young mothers with their children, wi- dowed in the crash of another mis- sion-owned plane in Venezuela last June which killed 15. Also aboard was Dr. Paul W. Flemings of Chi- co, mission director. The new, twin-engine DC-3 last reported by radio over Idaho Falls, Idaho, at p. m. That was 50 miles west of here. The plane was due at Billings at p. m. It was about that time that resi- dents of this picturesque area 25 miles south of Yellowstone park heard a plane overhead. It was as a private citizen seeking infer- organizing and Chinese Reds con- j Soviet Siberian border. I I Musan is 80 miles northeast of I The journey in many respects is j where U. S. Seyenth similar to Stassen's 1947 trip Division troops raised the U. N. through Europe in which he con- i Blue and white Tuesday on ferred with heads of 15 nations, _ including Premier Stalin of Russia. Russia is not on the timetable. The highway department warned I ?ir -lanes. And it was 44. living west, lust ODDOsite tne dir- (Continued on Page 13, Column 4) PLANE motorists to take it easy. The snow 'PS west just opposite the dir fell in a belt from Bralnerd south- ectlon Pe California plane should ward to the Iowa border, except for the extreme southeast. The forecast called for light freezing rain and snow in north- west and west central portions of Minnesota today; light rain and snow extreme south and much colder tonight. The temperature forecast for tonight is 10 below in the extreme northwest, ranging to 15 above in the extreme south- east. Duluth sen, the plans for this trip prob ably would be altered, Stassen's aide said. Texan and Wife Killed by Bomb Blast in Auto Fort Worth, Texas Nelson Harris, 41-year-old figure in a nar- cotics case, was killed today by a bomb. His wife was fatally in jured. The bomb exploded as be started his car. Harris was identified by ac- quaintances as an aide of Herbert Noble, Dallas gambler whose wife was killed in a similar manner sev- eral months ago. A baby, to which Mrs. Harris was expected to give birth in about a week, also was prouounc- ed dead minutes later. The" explosion ripped the top from Harris' 1950 coach, shattered windows nearby and blew bits of the automobile over a foot radius. 100- low of 20 above. The Twin Cities had 24, Rochester, 25, St. Cloud 24 and Alexandria 25. Sub-Zero Blast A blast of sub-zero cold, fanned: by strong northerly winds, streak- ed across the Canadian border into the northern Rockies today. Cold wave warnings were posted for some of the mountain and plains states. ed to Wisconsin three years ago. At the time of his death, Mr. Kuckhahn was pastor of a Ger- man Lutheran church near Colfax and one other church. His son, Karl, was fullback on to pusn temperatures to their lowest 9 Dead in Western Floods, Relief Near By The Associated Press Two north central California areas today faced new threats from avalanches of muddy, debris-filled flood waters that had begun a gen- eral recession elsewhere in California and Nevada. The floods have caused at least nine deaths and more than damage in three days. Army engineers warned resi- dents along the river between Sacramento, Calif., and its mouth to watch for possible levee breaks as the crest of the combined Sacramento and Ameri- can rivers surges downstream. The engineers termed'the situation cri- the Yalu river opposite Red Man churia. Other Seventh division in fantrymen went hunting for a fight with two Communist battalions re- ported to be holed up ten miles southwest of Hyesanjin. General MacArthur's war sum- mary in Tokyo reported: "United Nations forces continu- ed to advance generally along the entire Korean battle front yester- Warships Help Here's the way the front looked from east to west: East Coast Eight-inch guns of the U. S. cruiser St. Paul pav- led the way for the Republic of Korea (ROK) Capital division pur- suing "a retreating disorganized enemy" toward Siberia. South Koreans were eight miles south of Chongjin, port city 55 miles from the Soviet border where the Reds apparently were preparing to make a stand. B-29s bombed Chongjin after Marine air- men ran into heavy antiaircraft fire thare. Manchurian Border The Sev- enth division's 17th regimental combat team dug in around sanjin. It reported no sign of en- emy activity on either side of the 100-yard wide Yalu river which-di- vides Korea from Red China's Manchuria. Central Mountains First di- vision Marines, seeking to envelop Changjin reservoir, ran into heavy small arms fire near Sinhung, sev- en miles up the east side of the reservoir. Red concentrations were reported nearby. Northwest Front The ROK Eighth division occupied and with other divisions of the ROK Second corps established a; line running five to six miles north jured were soldiers. Four of of Tokchon. Chinese Communists were building a series of strpn; defenses six to 11 miles north, jus- as they were on the rest of the northwest front manned by the U. S, First corps. First corps patrols probed in spots as far as six miles without U. S. a Friend, Rbee Tells North Koreans Hamhung, dent Syngman Rhee of the Ko- rean republic made his second public appearance in North Ko- rea today, under heavy guard, and said: "AmericansJiave come here to give to to take from it." He spoke in Korean to cheering North Koreans in a crowded municipal theater. Several thousand others stood outside. Rhee said "Naturally they are afraid after 40 years of oppression by Japanese and Communists. I told them not to be America and the United Nations are here to give, not to receive." 18 Killed, 53 Hurt in Canadian Train Collision Edmonton, Rescue teams dug today for missing vic- tims in the splintered wreckage of two trains which crashed head-on yesterday 312 miles west of Ed- monton. Eighteen ing 14 Korean-bound Canadian believed dead, and 53 others were injured. The bodies of 12 soldiers have been recovered, but searchers still probed beneath the debris for two other soldiers and four the engineer and firemen aboard both locomotives. Most of the in- for 16 years. He and his wife mov- marks of the season over Midwest I Heal and ordered out 150 men to of St. Charles this sum- mer after graduating from West Point. Funeral services are incomplete. tween'Chinese words and Chinese the Army football team for three years and is now a lieutenant in According to certain State de- He married Gertrude partment officials (whose vie ws are strongly supported by the Bri- both Chinese words and Chi- nese deeds indicate a real, and hys- terical, panic in Peking, which is being sedulously cultivated by the Soviets. The Chinese Communists are utterly without past experi- ence or present contact with the Western world, and they may ac- tually be convinced that the fight- ing in Korea is a planned prelude to the invasion of China. Proposes Buffer Zone According to this school of thought, the best way to prevent the war from spreading which is the universally agreed American objective is to instruct MacAr- thur to hold his troops back ten or 20 miles from the Chinese borders. The Chinese should also be offer- ed a U.N.-administered buffer zone along the borders, and there should be no threats of bombing supply lines in China proper. Since what (Continued on Page 13, Column 4) ALSOPS areas by tomorrow. It was one be- low zero in Cutbank, Mont., early today. Lower readings were fore- patrol levees near Sacramento. Crews worked on levees weakened by nine days of rain. cast. Sub-zero temperatures also were predicted tonight for the Dakotas and Western Minnesoa. Rain, freezing rain and areas from Western Minnesota southward to northeastern Kansas todav. Snow or rain was forecast for much of the north central re- gion. The Sacramento river flow reach ed largest since 1907. The second danger area was f'i't near Modesto, where runoff waters snow peltea from pOQ Pedro dam arg ex_ pected to invade lowlands and res- idential areas today. The dam fill- ed yesterday and cubic feet Drivers Cautioned On Holiday Trips No Paper Thursday The Republican-Herald will omit publication Thursday, Thanksgiving day, as is its us- ual custom, to permit employes to spend. the day with their families. Business generally throughout the nation will be suspended. The first heavy snowfall of the season today prompted warnings from local traffic authorities for motorists to use extreme caution in Thanksgiving holiday driving. Chief of Police A. J. Bin- gold, Sheriff George Fort and the state highway patrol em- phasized that notices have been issued throughout the state that treacherous high- way conditions may be expect- ed tonight and tomorrow. "After the first Chief Bingold explained, "mo- torists are not yet accustomed to driving on streets and roads made slippery by soft snow and ice. Colder weather and icing conditions will make highways even more danger- ous and every precaution should be taken by anyone who must drive on the high- ways during the holiday." Sheriff Fort and the high- way patrol recalled that glazed highways last Thanksgiving resulted in more than a dozen traffic mishaps in the immedi- ate Winona area. Sanding crews were busy this morning on Stockton hill where slippery spots stymied, highway 14 traffic. By noon, most of the work had been completed and traffic was pro- ceeding without incident. Detour highway 35 between Bluff Siding and Fountain City, Wis.. also was hazardous, but traffic was getting through. Many cars were using chains earlier today on the steep grades of the detour. Several cars were reported in ditches along highway 16 be- tween Lanesboro and Preston where the grade by the state fish hatchery was especially slippery. of water a second are still flowing into it. General relief seemed to be at hand, however. The U. S. Weather bureau in San Francisco reported "the excessive rainstorm. .is ended." The bu- reau predicted generally fair weather over northern and central California today. Reno faced a tremendous cleanup job. Thi; waters of the rampaging Truakee river are once again re- tained by their banks after a 12- hour flood termed "the worst in Reno's history" by the mayor. Most of the to loss estimated by the Reno Cham- ber of Commerce was suffered in damaged hotels, stores and mer- chandise. Mud and water filled many basements containing stocks of Christmas sjoods. California damage was estimat- ed at to by the Army engineers. The toll is ex- pected to go higher. The state pub- lic works department says 000 damage has been done to high- ways and bridges alone. The water still was high, but re- ceeding, in two California areas. Neary Marysville, persons evacuated from then- homes look- ed over a huge sea of mud and debris and waited for the Yuba riv- er to fall. encountering the Chinese. But at either end they ran into trouble. California National Guardsman Bill .Daniels of Company F, 184th Infantry, brings in crying Terry Weeks, two, left, and Stevie Sbockey, four, to flood refuge center at Marysville, Calif. The youngsters were temporarily separated from their parents during rescue operations which brought thousands into the city where they were given food and shelter. Boys standing at right were not identified. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) were railway employes. Twenty-two of the injured were reported in a serious condition. One train, carrying 340 officers and men, was bound for Fort Lewis, Wash., where Can' adian soldiers will be trained to fight with United Nations forces Kilstofte General Contractor for in Korea. The troop train, running slightly behind schedule, and a transcon< tinental limited collided on a mountain curve on the main line of the Canadian National Rail- ways. They were near a siding at Canoe river, British Columbia, where they were scheduled to pass. B-36 Crashes, Two Men Dead Forth Worth, giant B-36 bomber crashed today about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth. First reports were that ten men bailed' from the craft, which is the world's largest land-based bomber. At least two men were reported dead. The B-36 usually carries a crew of 15. The six-engined craft fell about 4V4 hours after taking off from Carswell Air Force base here, home of the Eighth Air force. 242s Going Back in Service Air- ines is returning its Martin 2-0-2 airplanes to scheduled operations and the first will leave the Twin Cities Thursday for Seattle, NWA 'resident Croil Hunter announced oday. The company's fleet of 21 Mar- ins were withdrawn from service November 12 in order to permit a complete fleet inspection. Hunter said the inspection has clearly shown there are no struc- tural deficiencies. Three Martin 2-p-2's have crash- ed in the past nine months. The atest was November 7 when one hit a mountain near Butte, Mont., during a snowstorm, with a loss of 22 lives. Ground-Breakng Ceremonies to Be Sunday Afternoon By Adolph Bremer The Winona Catholic diocese's new cathedral will be built by three Winona firms at a total cost of S665.375. The general contractor will be H. B. Kilstofte, who submitted a bid yesterday of an even under W. M. C., Inc., another Winona construction firm. Frank O'Laughlin won the plumbing and heating contract with a low bid of and the Winona Electric Construction Com- pany won the electrical contract with a bid of Construction is to begin imme- diately, and completion is aimed for one year from now. Ground-Breaking Sunday Weather permitting, his Excel- lency, the Most Rev, Edward A. Fitzgerald, bishop of the diocese, will officiate Sunday at 3 p. m, at ground-breaking ceremonies. The West Wabasha and Main street site is ready for the Cath- edral of the Sacred Heart, several houses having been dismantled there this past summer. The three contracts swarded yesterday afternoon at the chan- cery do not include construction of the rectory, but the architects and engineers John J. Flad Associates, Madison, Wis. are now working on plans for that structure, Mr. Flad was present for the bid opening, Authorize Acceptance Authorizing acceptance of the bids for the 200 by 60 foot Winona travertine cathedral were Bishop Fitzgerald, president and pastor the new parish; the Rt. Rev. Jo- seph F. Hale, vice-president; the Rt. Rev. Robert E. Jennings, treasurer; Chester A. Fockens, secretary, and Carlus E. Walter, member. The bids: B. Kils- tofte, W. M. C., Inc., and Johnson Construction; Company, plumbing and heating Frank O'Laughlin, 655; Sanitary Plumbing Heating Company, and Charles 01- sen Sons, nona Electric Construction Com- pany, and United Electric Company, All are from Wi- nona, except the last, which is lo- cated in Dubuque, Iowa. Design Modern The cathedral, which will replace the present St. Thomas Pro-Cath- edral, will be of modern design with a delicate flavor of Gothic, according to the architect Its ex- terior walls will be faced with a rough textured Winona traverjjne stone, with mouldings, trims ans carving of cream Mankato stone. The roof! will be covered with rust- colored' shingle tile. A copper fleche will rise from, the shingle ridge to a height of 120 feet and will be tcrmined with a bronze cross. The 60-foot width of the cathedral will face Main street and the 200- foot length will be on West Waba- sha street. Facilities for all liturgical func- tions required for a cathedral are embodied in the first floor which is composed of a nave, sanc- tuary, sacristies, baptistry, chapel of the blessed sacrament, narthex, and. choir and organ loft. The simplicity of, the nave will (Continued on Page 13, Column 6) CATHEDRAL WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and snow tonight and Thursday. Colder to- night with cold wave Thursday. Low tonight 20 in city, 16 in coun- try. High. Thursday 25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, 22; noon, 29; precipitation, one-half inch snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 17.