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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Light Snow, Not So Cold VOLUME 50, NO. 237 Watch For 'The Threat of Red Sabotage' FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 24, 1950 rive to w ar in Freeze-up Traps 3 Towboats Boats Battling to 5 Inches Of River Ice Lowest Nov. 24 Temperature Since 1898 By Adslph Bremer The coldest Thanksgiving day night in more than half a century has trapped three Mississippi river tows in hundreds of miles of quick- ly-formed ice. Over last night, captains of the three tows suddenly found them- selves battling between one and five inches of ice with several mil- lion dollars worth of floating equipment. It was the earliest freeze-over since 1880. The Weather bureau, reporting the lowest temperature for Novem- ber 24 since 1898, said that over night every pool from the Twin Cities to Guttenberg, Iowa, had frozen over. Tough Going for Tows The ice isn't thick enough to stall the loaded tows, but the upriver movement is tedious. At 5 a. m. today the Federal Barge Line's Cora! Sea, with three barges, locked through the Trcm- pealeau locks, and at p. m. j was fighting ice in front the i Winona levee. Somewhere behind it was the I Lake Tankers Corporation's Twin I of waSe and hour demands. Cities, with three barges of fuel oil I The service reduction came af- for the Shell Oil Company in Wi-1 ter Harry L. Hanson, state labor nqna and a barge of aviation gas- j conciliator, reported last night the oline for the Twin Cities. But she'll j hospitals and the union had failed turn around in Winona and head j to approach any settlement, "Work- back for warmer waters, it was reported, taking back a barge of high octane. The Twin Cities YUGOSLAVIA WILL FIGHT, TITO WARNS Thanks Americans For Food, Stresses Nation's Plight Korea MacArthur Hopes To Stop Fighting Before Christmas General Makes Personal Inspection Of Front Before Troops Start Drive United Nations army drove forward on a broad front todr.y in an all-out offensive to end the Korean war before Christmas. The first thrusts carried up to eight miles. By Alex Singleton Belgrade, YUgosia i onnsimab. iuc; mat. ..Arthur attack comes to Yugoslavia, Pre- The attack was in the frozen northwest, where General MacAnnur mier Marshal Tito says, "our peo-1 said new Red .rmies have joined an estimated North Korean Strike Threat Curtails Service In 11 Hospitals Minneapolis Service at 11 Twin Cities hospitals was on an emergency basis today as un- ion workers threatened a strike in For More Than Four Hours the towboat Coral Sea and three barges fought thick ice at Homer, but at noon it broke through the thickest spot and again started making progress toward Winona. It passed the city at p, m. Republican-Herald photo Eyota Neighbors Help hadn't locked through Trempealcau at a. m. In the lead, going upriver, was the Mid-Continental Barge Com- panys1 Sturgc_on Bay Queen with two barges of petroleum products for the Twin Cities. She went through the Alma locks, headed for partly-frozen over Lake Pepin, at a. m. The ice at Alma was five inches thick. Thompson Tied Up in Twin Cities Waiting for developments in the Twin Cities was one unloaded tow Central Barge Company's A. M. Thompson. So the Sturgeon Bay Queen and Coral Sea plan to make the Twin Cities and come back down, and ers are members of local 113, A.F.L. Public Building Service and Hospital Employes union. Tender, the emergency regulation, only maternity, accident and sud- den illness cases will be accepted, a spokesman for the hospitals said. Those affected are Abbott, Asbury, Eitel, Fairview, Northwestern, St. Barnabas, St. Mary's, Parkview and Swedish in Minneapolis, and St. Luke's and Children's in St. Paul. Norman E. Carle, union business agent, said final determination on I an continued today to thwart ef- Subzero Weather Kills Turkeys Eyofa, made good eating they also made unusual news on the Roger Young farm near here when some birds froze to death. More fortunate were the turkeys rescued by some 50 area "good neighbors" after a general alarm was spread by telephone. Folks came by truck, car, trac- j ._ tor, and with wagons of all size Wyoming Peak Holds Wreckage Of Mission Plane Moran, Wyo. The snow blasted peaks of stark Mount Mor- the A. M. Thompson wants to get Ts-. M "a c p back from the Twin Cities. i hospital Samuel T. The Central, unloaded at La Crosse, was considering returning to reach the wreckage of an tee of 75 members. airliner which rammed the peak Attorney General'Burnquist last Tuesday night. week ruled the strike notice ille-l Paul Judge, acting superintend- gal because of a state law bar-1 ent at Teton park, said last night ring such walkouts in nonprofit, that a rescue crew which started up the steep ridges yesterday aft- ernoon will have to return to camp here because it is on the wrong union attorney, declared the law Among other things, Carle said trail. RIVER a 40-hour week. (Continued on Page 17, Column 4.) his group wants a union shop and j He said that salvage crews prob- ably will not reach until Sunday the scene of the apparent deaths of 13 men and women and eight Losses In 3 Fires in State By The Associated Press Firemen were routed frorn their beds early this morning as flames consumed the Traverse Motor Sales Company and the Wheaton Gazette at Wheaton, Minn., bringing holiday fire damage to more than Traverse County Sheriff George Schmitt said the fire started about a. m. in.the Traverse Motor Sales building, destroying the build- Hurley Building Burns, Loss j ing and seven new cars, and caus- ling an estimated damage. High winds spread the blaze to the Gazette building, in the same west end district block, causing damage there of some S60.000. Fire department crews from Graceville, Browns Valley, Herman and Brecker.ridge, Minn., rushed children of the New Tribes Mis- sion religious organization. A second crew left last night to overtake the five men in the first party. Planes also were to take off this morning to drop messages to the lead outfit to return to camp and start the tortuous climb again This time on a ridge a bit south of its present trail. The crumpled twin-engine liner, a new craft owned by the New to the Young farm three miles west of Eyota. And they left with as many birds as each could handle some 20, others several hundred. They took the excited turkeys into barns, basements, sheds, garages any- where out of the freezing cold. 10 Below It was the 10-beiow-zero temper- ature that sent the turkeys run- ning into heated too many tried to get into the same buildings. Bunched on top of each other by the hundreds, the birds be- gan to suffocate. Soon clouds of steam began rising from the buildings locat- ed about half a mile from Young's farm home. Running to the 20 of discovered dead turkeys all over the ground. He had to walk on a carpet of fea- thers to reach the buildings where the turkeys were jammed. The birds, covered with sweat, were forced outside into the below zero weather and icy blasts 'froze the water in a matter of seconds, lolling them by the hundreds. Telephone Alarm i Young put out an alarm on the party telephone line at about p. m. Eyota residents and farm folk for miles around left their Thanksgiving Death Toll at All-Time High By The Associated Press The nation counted a record breaking number of accidental deaths over the Thanksgiving holi- day. A crash on the Long Island rail- road Thanksgiving eve, killing 77 persons, was the main factor in boosting the toll to a new high for the holiday. A survey showed a death toll of 188, surpassing last year's record high of 181. It also was far ahead pie would know how to themselves and would give up their independence only at a dear price." Firmly, he told the Associated Press in a Thanksgiving day inter- view that Russia and her Corn- inform satellites could not conquer Communist but independent Yugo- slavia "except over our dead bo- dies." Dressed in a dapper grey flan- nel suit, and chain smoking from la small pipe holding a domestic cigarette, the premier expressed [his appreciation of American aid to his drought-stricken country. He defend! and- Chinese Red troops. Dr. M. J. Melius Killed in Crash; Rites Saturday St. Chiirlei, Minn. Funeral services will be held here Saturday afternoon for Dr. Mar- shall J. Melius, 25, former St. said he hoped more would arrive I Charles resident who was killed in I soon. I an automobile crash Wednesday at New Aid Considered It came after a prolonged lull and rumors of peace. The U. N, commander flew to the front to supervise the four-na- tion drive toward the Yelu river border of Manchuria. He said: "Tell the when they retch the they are go- ing home. I to good en my statement they going to ett Chritt- dinner home." Later MacArthur flew over en- emy lines along the winding Yalu. Then he returned to Tokyo. Of the 194g. 114 accidental deaths in 8 in 1947 and 83 in 1946. homes and supper tables to join in the rescue effort. Today Young was making the rounds with feed to all the homes where his turkeys are being cared for. And the mes- sage he's bringing to all these people is a real Thanksgiving one. For without their help last night of them worked from until after first year as a turkey breeder would have ended "in disaster. Young started raising the birds i this spring, building the long, low new I sheds and getting necessary equip- elementary school at Rog-1 ment. He was preparing to market Tribes, mission, first was positive' ly located Wednesday afternon ahout an hour after the first ground crew left here. It was then that it became apparent that the rescue team was climbing the wrong ridge. Rogers to Open School Minneapolis The Ho Wheaton, helping the fire j ers in rural Hennepin county will j most of the 6500 turkeys just be- under control about 7a.m. be opened Monday with an enroll-1 fore Christmas. Hurley, midday fire Debris from the fires was noted I leveled a two-story building on several blocks away. Aad an un-1 sisters from the Notre Dame order Hurley's main street Thursday, de- confirmed report said one man at Mankato will staff the school, stroying three taverns and a res- was injured when debris struck to opened by st Martin's taurant and threatening the Catholic church. business district before it was At Spring Lake last night, ten brought under control. miles north of the Twin Cities in i Spread of the fire, worst here in Anoka county, fire razed a building j 50 years, was blocked when flames housing a food market and drug i were unable to jump across open store, with loss set at streets between the burning build- j Earlier yesterday, flames swept ing on Silver street and other the school gymna'sium and corn- buildings to the leeward side. The structure, on tho east end of the block, housed the Siesta tavern, the Siesta restaurant, the Show- boat and the Masic bar. The ad- joining Town tavern was partially damaeed. Firemen from Hurley ar.d Mon- treal, and Ironwood and Bess- munity hall at Hendrum, about 25 milss north of Moorhead. Firemen from Halsted aided in the fight to keep the blaze from spreading to an adjoining creamery and garage. G. I. Sholy, Hendrum school sup- erintendent, set damage at He reported the structure was in- sured for only S5.00G. mer, Mich., still were pouring wat- At Crystal, N. D., fire swept a er on the smoldering rubble five j potato warehouse owned by C. J. hours after the first alarm. They jO'Keefe, destroying bushels were hampered by a brisk north-1 of spuds and worth of west wind and below zero temper-1 handling machinery, OXeefe re- atures. I ported. Dr. R. C. Radabaugh Dead at Hastings St. (JV-Dr. R. C. Rada- baugh oi Hastings, former chair- man of the Republican central committee in Minnesota, died to- day at Mounds Park hospital in St. Paul after a short illness. South St. Paul To Get Airfield South St. Paul Senator Humphrey (D.-Minn.) said last night -the 113-acre, Flem- ing field here would be transferred in the near future to South St. Paul by the Munitions board and the General Services administra- tion. The airport was formerly a .Navy installations. Traffic accidents this year took the lives of 83 compar- ed to a record 123 on Thanksgiv- ing day last year. But the colli- sion of two jammed trains on Long Island brought up the toll. In addi- tion, there were 28 other fatali- ties listed under miscellaneous fires, drownings, and other causes. The survey covered a period from 6 p. m. Wednesday to mid- night Thursday, local time. It in- cluded only persons killed in- stantly or dying of injuries suf- fered "in accidents during those hours. The toll by states, listing traffic and miscellaneous: Alabama 2-0; Arizona 3-1; Cali- fornia 1-1; Connecticut 0-2; Florida 2-1; Idaho 0-1; Illinois 9-1; Indiana j tho'ught 1-0; Iowa 2-0; Kentucky 3-1; Maine j He escorted by jet Combat troops of three Allied corps jumped off in freezing weather Friday morning along an 80-mile front. The U, S. Second and 25th divisions and a Turkish brig- ade quickly moved up to take over New Aid Considered 14 p.m. 25-mile sector in the middle ol Congress will shortly consider a Dr. Melius was en route here to i the line. ooooiition bill President Truman ThanksgiviDg with his par-) by Al- ssu uuu uuu and' ents' Mr- and Mrs' John Melius- j lied planes met little opposition. to tide the'cou'ntrv over 1 He was alone in his car which I There were gains also on the to Iiae uie country uvei frnnt Thp north- until the next harvest. crashed head-on with one driven by Yugoslavia, which has requested C. A. Stageberg, 48, Zumbrota, the larger amount, should be able to get through on not easily" Tito declared, by economy drives, reduction of sup- plies, and similar measures to combat the food shortage. The famine threat will be critical around February and March, the marshal said, though "in certain sections even before that." Tito showed no signs of personal disturbance over the possibility of an imminent assault by the Soviet bloc, with which his regime broke more than two years ago when he charted a policy independent of Moscow. "We are not seeking arms he said, "regardless of the fact that we have the moral Minn. The collision occurred on an icy stretch of highway 56 near Coates, Minn. Dr. Melius was killed out- right. Stageberg was injured. Dr. Melius had just joined the Henry clinic at Milaca on August 7 of this year as a staff doctor spe- cializing in internal medicine. He had taken post graduate study at St. Joseph's hospital, St. Paul, after serving as an interne at the county hospital in Milwaukee for a year. Dr. Melius was graduated from the University of Minnesota school of medicine on June 11, 1949. He attended Rochester Junior college after graduating from the local right to buy those means which I high school in 1943, we lack. I do not consider this Born December 25, 1924 in Quin- question of prime importance." j cy township near Dover, Dr. Meli- But, he added, if the Cominform j us had lived in St. Charles since threat to his nation's independence should intensify, "we will buy arms" from the West. Shotgun Blast Kills Wausau Girl Wausau, Wis. four-year- old girl was shot and killed today when her seven-year-old brother pulled the trigger of a shotgun he 0-2; Maryland 2-0; Massachusetts) 2-2; Michigan 5-1; Minnesota 2-0; Mississippi 1-0; Missouri 1-0; Neb- raska 1-0; New Hampshire 1-0; Coroner John W. Hildensperger said Rosemary Gregory was struck behind the left .ear at five-foot range by a slug from a 12-gauge shotgun. He said the gun was fired Idailcl J.-U, isov -LidLiiMaiiii t J. u, i_ ii_ 11 New Jersey 2-3; New York 3-78; by Rosemarys brother, Gerald. North Carolina 2-3; Ohio 2-1; Okla-1 Another brother, Richard, 12, homa 1-0; Oregon 3-0; Pennsyl-jhad loaded the shotgun and was vania 9-0; South Dakota 1-0. (going hunting but changed his Tennessee 1-0; Texas 8-1; Utah 0-1; Vermont 1-2; Virginia 5-1; Washington 2-1; West Virginia 1-1; Wisconsin 4-0. mind at the last minute and took a .22 rifle, the coroner said. The shotgun was left standing in a cor- ner of the kitchen. he was four years old. He was a member of Phi Rho professional fraternity at the Uni- versity of Minnesota, a member of the American Medical associa- tion and the Minnesota Alumni as- sociation. Surviving are his parents here. The Rev. Niles Stein will offi- ciate at services at Jacobs Funeral home in St. Cha'rles tomorrow at p.m. Burial will be at Hill- side cemetery here. Friends may call tonight and up to the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home. This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no paper was published Thursday, Thanksgiving. day. The Republican-Herald carriers will collect for only five days or 25 cents this weekend from all subscribers receiving their papers by carrier. General Douglas MacArthur, at the left, seated, rides past a group of G.I.s after his arrival in North Korea to direct the all-out U.N. offensive against the Reds. The massive "end the war" offen- sive is aimed at the Chinese Communists and remnants of the North Korean army barring the approach to the Manchurian border. (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) northeast Korean front. The north- west push began from n line 45 to 60 miles south of tie Red bor- der. A tank-led U. S. 24th division task force drove eight miles west on the road to Sinuiju, entryway for Chinese Communist armies in the extreme northwest. Sinuiju was in flames today, presumably from new Allied air attacks. The 24th division reached Nae- chongjong, on the same route it traveled four weeks ago to within 14 miles of the Mancburian bor- der before Chinese Red forced its withdrawal. On the right flank, two columns of the Republic of Korea (ROK) First division marched unopposed on Taechon, major Communist base and key road junction on highways leading to the vital Sui- ho hydroelectric development. The columns were seven miles south and southeast of Taechon. Prisoners Rescued A 25th division task force of the Ninth corps rescued 26 American prisoners of war during a seven- mile advance north of Yongbyon. Most of the prisoners were wound- ed and suffering from frost bite. The rescue was in the general area where Chinese Reds released 27 other American POWs two days ago. The 25th division, spearheaded by two tank columns, bracketed Ipsok. Elements of the U. S. Second division, attacking after a night- long artillery barrage pushed more than six miles, moving three miles beyond the rail center of Kujang against small arms and mortar fire. The ROK Second corps, on the right flank of that drive, advanced more than a mile. The ROK Sev- enth division moved up to posi- tions six miles north of Tokchon. The ROK Eighth division, ad- vanced to a point seven miles north of Yongwon. Less than half of the Eighth Ar- my's men were committed to the initial stages of the offen- sive. Mobilized behind the spear- heads were well-organized and well-supplied Reserves, ready to exploit any breakthrough in the deep defenses the Reds have been reported building in the mountains. The heaviest opposition report- ed was in north-central Korea. There the Chinese Reds threw a fresh division the against the previously unopposed U. S. Seventh Marine regiment moving up the west side of Changjin reser- voir. The Seventh Marines fought (Continued on Page 15, Column KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Variable cloudiness tonight and Saturday, with occasional periods of light snow; not quite so cold, low of zero in the city and below in the country tonight; high of 24 Satur- day. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Thursday: Maximum, 29; minimum, 1; noon, 1; precipitation, inch of snow. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 12; minimum, noon, 12; precipitation, one-fourth inch snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional weather an Page 17) ;