Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Thundershowers, Much Cooler VOLUME 50, NO. 192 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2, 1950 orth Korea Hull Sounds 'Double Alert' Against Reds Advises Free World To Get on Fire With Spirit of Liberty First Snow of Season Colder Weather Coming A Winona Dray Line Driver was critically injured this mornins when the truck shown above was struck by a passenger train at a crossing here. The driver, Henry Sievers, 50 Carimona street, was thrown from the truck by the impact and suffered chest and possible internal injuries in the accident. Republican-Herald photo TODAY- U. S. Had Close Gall In Korea By Joseph Alsop Tokyo The scene at Seoul, whence this reporter has just re- turned, was at once moving and slightly ridiculous. General Mac- Arthur was suitably emotional In a, way that hinted a little of tear- j Ing a passion to tatters. The aged I President Syngman Rhee express- ed appropriate sentiments in a ready voice. From time to time. bits of glass vaguely clattered down upon the luxuriantly be-star- red assemblage from the shatter- ed roof of the Korean legislative palace, a building so hideous it would have been better totally de- stroyed. Barring- a colonel or two. there was no one at the celebration of the liberation of Seoul who had done the front-line job of getting Seoul back. It was a trifle hard to remember that this curious gathering at a minimum marked c rossmg Crash Injures Trucker By Gordon Holtc Henry (Curly) Sievers, 50 Carimona street, was critically injured this morning when the truck he was driving was struck by a southbound passenger train at the Hamilton street crossing of the Milwaukee road. A longtime employe of the Winona Dray Line, Sievers was driving his truck across the Hamilton street tracks when the morning Hiawatha Withholding Taxes Bigger This Month Washington The govern- ment is taking a deeper bite out, of all paychecks from now on. New federal income tax withhold- ing rate1; went Into effect yesterday. That means more than American workers will find the withholding taxes taken out of their the successful end of one phase of a great world drama, if not its j happy final climax. But this was i is next paychecks about a fifth great- blgger from paychecks struck the truck just behind the cab. The accident occurred at about a. m. today. The truck was hurled nearly 80 feet by the impact and came to i rest straddling the northbound tracks east of the crossing. The i box at the rear of the truck was torn loose from the frame and huii- ed tin BJtnost similar distance to the south of the train. The door of the cab was opened by the force of the crash, Sieveis was tossed out of the truck and was lying across a pair of switch tracks four feet from the truck. Police Notified Police headquarters were notified of the crossing mishap at a. m, and an ambulance was sent to take the injured man to the Winona General hospital where liis condi- tion at noon today was described as "very critical." His attending physician said that nonetheless the case. The time has come, therefore, to begin to ask what is the meaning of the victory in Korea. It is already a very real vic- tory. As these words are writ- ten, it is not yet clear precise- ly how Korea is to be whether by diplomatic or mil- itary action and if there is to be more it may not be cheap. There is still the risk that the Kremlin will inter- vene at this last moment, dir- ectly or indirectly, just as there is always a risk in cross- ing a busy street. There is al- so the far greater risk that the Western powers will lack cour- age to finish the JOD and thus cast away many of this vie- I lory's fruits. j Yet at this writing, from this j angle 01 vision, it seems most j probable that the final result of the Kremlin's Korean power play wil! be a unified, independent, non- Communist Korea. No one in his senses will expect this new Korea j to keep Sievers. 71, suffered a crushed pay-as-you-go basis under the tax boosts voted by Congress to provide money for the country's big defense build-up. Individual income taxes were rais- ed by an estimated a chest, serious scalp lacerations and possible ether internal injuries in the accident. According to reports received by Winona police, Sievers had just de- livered a load of materials to a year. Taxes on corporations were sewer project near the crossing also hiked. shortly before the accident. The withholding payments taken j There severai eyewitnesses out of paychecks are pre-payments of the aoddent and each stated toward each individual's final tax bill for this year, due by March 15. As in past years, some individuals will have refunds coming to them from the government. Others will have to fork up some more cash to settle their final tax. But the with- j holding payments are designed to i come close to the actual amount due. Fairchild, Man Killed in Crash on Highway j NeillBville, Shea, 19, to be an ideal land; indeed, it will Ql wis_f died at a Neills- hosplta] shortly before noon Sunday from injuries he received in probably be pretty awful for a pretty long time. But at least it will be better for the Koreans than the iron-handed, bloody-minded state that was so nearly imposed upon them. And this will be only the minor gain. To be blunt the really great gain will be the gain of the timid boy who is' driven to meut the chal- lenge of the bully. The whole worlri will re-estimate the value of plain guts in the present vast interna- tional crisis, just as the timid boy does. The appeasers everywhere will sing a little smaller. The band- wagon lumpers, from Manila to Paris and back again, will think a little longer before they leap. The whole climate of world politics will alter. And it may well prove, in five years time or so, that this change of climate, produced by the salvation of Korea, will lead to the salvation of Asia. Such can be the fruits of the an automobile accident on highway 95 two and one-half miles south of Neillsville at a. m. Sunday. Falrchild's car had stalled and was hit by another driven by Albert Biiveri, route two, Neillsville. Auto Mishap Kills Family of Four Thibodanz, La. A family of four died yesterday when their automobile flipped over twice, landed in a canal and caught fixe. Chief Deputy Sheriff Ed Ste.Ma- rie said the car settled in about six feet of water. Part of the vehicle remained above water, caught fire and burned to the water's edge. He listed the dead as Thomas G. Bigelow, 62, structural iron con- tractor; Ills wife, and their (Continued on Pajrc 13, Column 8) daughters, Toleda, 36, and Mildred, ALSOP 25. All were from Miami, Fla. that the crossing blinker signal was operating as Sievers approached the crossing driving north on Ham- ilton street One of these witnesses, Peter Kulas. 455 East Front street, was working on the sewer project and was standing near the tracks when i he saw approach the cross- j Yelled Warning "I yelled at him and said. 'Hey. i Curly, stop.' Kulas said, "but he continued right on through." I The frcnt end of the engine struck the truck behind the cab and an imprint of the truck's rear wheel was left en the front of the engine. Among the msjibers oi! che train crew were Engineer ifat Cook of St. Paul and Conductor H, Bra- gan of Minneapolis. The Chicago-bound passcncpr train was due at the Winonfi. sta- tion at a. m. and had just left the Mocks west of toe accident the time of the crash. The train was stopped at the crossing for about one-half hour while police conducted investi- gation of circumstances of the acci- dent. Several cars were stopped crossing waiting for the train, to- pass, when Sievers drove out track. Sievers was conscious when he was taken to tne hospital in the ambulance but complained "of body pains and war, bleeding trom. a severe scalp laceration. A blood donat-.yas called to The hospital this mer.tring to an emergency bloori transfusion for the injured man. 30 Billion Arms Priority Plan Set Up By Sterling !F. Green Washington The National Production authority tonig'ht will issue a priority order harnessing industry to the a year military preparedness pro- gram. The regulation reportedly will require every plant to accept mil- itary orders and fill them on time of any civilian work Wait- ing for a place on the production line. Prime contractors making planes, tanks and other munitions will be able to pass on the priority to subcontractors and supplies clear back to the mill and mine, officials predicted. The regulation will be the agen- cy's second compulsory order gov- erning business. Two weeks ago an inventory control edict made it il- legal to hoard 32 scarce defense materials. The arms program got another boost last night when Secretary of Commerce Sawyer announced a expansion of the steel industry, to be achieved by the end of 19E2. This increase, nearly ten per cent beyond the present annual capacity of tons, was described by Sawyer as "an en- couraging demonstration of the willingness of industry to forge ahead." The expansion was requested by Sawyer on September 11, when he called 21 steel company presidents to a meeting here with NPA Ad- ministrator William H. Harrison and other defense officials. Blast furnace capacity, Sawyer disclosed, also will be by net tons to a total of tons of pig iron annual- ly flteel industry wage negotiations ju.'it ahead heighten the possibility of price boosts through the indus- try, and lend emphasis to a grow- ing mood within the Truman ad- ministration for establishing wage and price control machinery promptly. The President's council of econ- omic advisers cool to. standby pricewage authority when the sub- ject was debated in Congress now Is reported as believing that some action on this is "very ur- gent." Austria to Fight Red Strikers Vienna, Austria Austrian official charge Communist plans for a jeneral strlkR Wednesday are aimed at destroying the Aus- trian slate and warned they will force if necessary to deal with the situation. Bartender Wounds Three, Kills Self Los Angeles Popo Trujil- lo, 400-pound -Mexican bartender, Iran, tLKiuck irv downto-wn Los An- geles early 'today, police said, wounding three persons and killing two before blowing Ms brains out in a Main street bar. By John M. Hightowcr Washington Secre- tary of State Cordell Hull advised the non-Communist world today to "get on fire with the spirit of lib- erty" in a "double alert" against the dangers of Soviet aggression. In a birthday statement, the white haired former cabinet officer praised the effectiveness of. the United Nations in dealing with Red aggression in Korea, but he warned that "grave difficulties and dangers still confront us on all sides." Hull is 79 years .old today. It Is exactly six years since he wound up his work in the State depart- ment, beset by a long illness which forced his retirement. He formally resigned as secretary in November, 1944, and was hailed by the late President Roosevelt as the "father of the United Nations." Health Recovered Since then he has largely recov- ered his health and for many has been able to receive friends regularly, and to leave his apartment in a Washington .hotel almost daily for an automobile drive or a walk. Through conversations with gov- ernme.it officials and through close attention to press and radio, he keeps in touch with daily develop- ments in the world and particularly with the work of the United Na- tions which he played a large role in creating. In the birthday statement issued today, Hull said that "people every- where should ,be highly gratified to observe that the United Nations has proved capable of acting effective- ly to oppose aggression." "Grave difficulties and dangers I still confront us on all he continued. "But I am certain that with time and patience, and with devotion and sacrifice on the part of the free nations, the United Na- tions will steadily grow in strength and capacity to fulfill its central function, the preservation of inter- national peace and security." To this end, Hull said, every free country now needs more than ever before "an informed, responsible and public spirited citizenry." Test for U. S. In the United States, he added, one great question "is whether we can stand united and strong as we face the challenge of aggression and subversion." He added: "Never before have we so des- perately needed knowledge and un- derstanding of foreign affairs by American men and women and con- Utructive public discussions of the 'problems involved, but always in I a spirit, of true nonpartisanship ai.d with the national interest alone at 1 heart." In discussing his statement with reporters, Hull endorsed the warn- I ing by President Truman and other I administration leaders against any. letdown in the American defense effort following victory in Korea. I Hul! said there is great need for 1 "wise leadership" in the free world [and he declared that without such i leadership in the post Korean pe- riod the fight now coming to an end might prove to be only a "skir- mish" in a very long conflict. A belief that the Korean aggres- sion and reaction to it has made world peace "infinitely more possi- ble" was expressed, meanwhile, by Secretary of State Acheson. Northern Minnesotans were seeing whites bufore their eyes Crookston and Fergus Falls reporting the first snow of the season. Meanwhile in Winona, where yesterday's 80 was the high- est in the state, temperatures were on the skid. At a.m. today, the mercury register- ed 71. By noon it was down to 59, a drop of 12 degrees in four and one-half But not every Winonan was sorry to see the sudden change from pleasant Indian Summer weather. Duck hunters today were scanning the sodden sky and smiling as wind and rain whipped the Mississippi bot- toms. The season opens Friday noon. Precipitation was only .08 inch in However, other sectors of the .two- state area reported record rains. At Rhinelander, Wis., inches had fallen. Duluth measured 2.33 inches and St. Cloud had 3.24. But. the snow at Crooks- ton and Fergus Falls melted shortly after it fell. A federrl forecaster explained the pre- cipitation was caused by a cold mass Of air. The cold front is expected to have crossed this area by Tuesday night. Strike of Drivers Renewed by Union Picketing was resumed this morning at 11 Winona retail coal, lumber and ice dealers when the strike of 60-odd members of local 799, General Drivers and Helpers union, reportedly settled last Thursday, was renewed. The strike, which goes into its fifth week Tuesday, had reached an agreement stage late Thursday after a state conciliation service meeting. Settlement was reported to have Canadian Dollar, Cut From Controls, Raises 3-6 Cents By The Associated Press The Canadian dollar, cut loose over the weekend to find its own level, gained three to nearly six cents in terms of the United States dollar in world money markets to- day. In New York, most quotations were around cents to the U. S, dollar, compared with the former official rate of 91 cents and the closing rate Friday of However, New York quotations ranged up to and down to 93 cents, and there wsre very few transactions as traders waited for the Canadian currency to stabilize. The unpegging of the Canadian dollar is not expected to have much immediate effect on the consumer in the United States. The American price structure will continue to be the principal factor determining the prices of goods bought, from or sold Canada, and prices are expected to remain in general just about where they have been in U. S. money. An exception to this may be newsprint, the paper which news- papers are printed on. It may now be raised in price. More than 80 per cent of newsprint used in the United States comes from Canada, and ;ts price is quoted in U. S. dollars delivered in New York. The higher rate for the Canadian dollar will mean that Canadian newsprint producers will receive less Canadian money for their pro- duct than under the old official exchange rate, and yet their costs of production will remain where were in terms of Canadian money. Whether newsprint pricrs are raised probably will be determined by the level to which the Canadian dollar finally rises under the free exchange. been nrndt virtually on a basis of recommendations by the Labor- ManagemezM-Citizens committee earlier in the week. Pickets were removed from the various business places Friday morning and dealers were sched- uled to sign the new contract Sat- urday. But when the contract was pre- sented by Russell Bundy, business representative for the union, it contained several additional claus es not agreed upon in the concilia- tion meeting, management officials said today. They then refused to sign, Change in Contract Frank Allen, Jr., chairman of the LMCC, speaking for the entire com- mittee this morning, expressed "sur- prise" at the outcome and the stride's renewal. "The contract presented by Mr. Bundy to the firms Saturday was not the one recommended by our committee" Allen said. "It contained four new which are word-for-word the origi- nal demands of the union." The four clauses Allen referred to were: (1) Any employe under our jurisdiction, must become a member of Union Local No. 799. (2) All employes of each in- dividual yard will start at the same time, said time to be de- termined by the employer. (3) The work week shall start on Monday morning and finish Friday evening. (4) No employe shall be com- pelled to take out equipment that is noi; mechanically sound and properly equipped to con- form with all applicable city, state and. federal regulations. One other objection raised by Hianagemsnt was the word "guar- anteed" in Article 20 which deals with a 44-hour work week. Article 20 says in part "There shall be a guaranteed work week of 44 hours, I- and when work is available Management said the word was not included in the contract agreed upon at the conciliation session; Bundy claims it was. Bundy also said this morning that the four clauses had been agreed to by management in previous con- (Continued on Page 13, Column STRIKE Protestant Chaplain Lieutenant L. R. Phillips, U.S.N., of Erie, Fa., holds communion lot U. S. Marines on the steps of the capital, in Seoul. Leathernecks, battling for. the city just a few days ago, lay aside their helmets and rifles to partake in the servfc.--. (A.P. Wirephoto to The RepubUcan-7Ierald.) South Koreans Meet Little Opposition Stand at Wonsan, 100 Miles Across Border Expected By Russell Xokyo Uti South Koreans ripped 30 miles into Soviet satel- lite Red Korea today almost ua- opposed. Nearly two 000 solely Korean the advance while their United Na- tions Allies remained south of parallel 38. A third South Korean division was poised to jump across the artificial border, American liaison officers said resistance was very light. Indi- cations were that the going would get tougher, however. Captured Bed prisoners said She Commun- ists- were preparing to make a stand some 70 miles north of 38. Neighboring Red China made threatening noises but there was no further indication the Chinese -Communists might inter- vene to save North Korea from unity with the republic. The South Koreans' drive was launched Sunday along the east coast and carried nearly halfway- to the line where the Red prison- ers said the North Koreans were building up for a last-ditch stand. American Marines in the west were driving north toward the border but were not reported on it at any point. Silent on Crossing General MacArthur and his top commanders maintained silence on the border crossing. A spokes- man said the campaign was too delicate both militarily and poli- tically to be discussed. First re- ports' of the crossing and 30 mile penetration came from field dis- patches. The Reds were ignoring General MacArthur's repeated weekend or- der that they give up now or be destroyed. Top-ranking United Nations com- manders would not say anything about what General MacArthur's headquarters called a delicate campaign the thrust into Red territory. The crossing was report- ed only m field dispatches. at the outset- Expect Stand Wonsan Red Korean prisoners said the northerners were preparing to make a stand around Wonsan, the heavily bombed east coast port about 100 miles north of the bor- der. This is due east of the Red capital, Pyongyang, along .1 line cutting North Korea at its narrow- est point. Pyongyang remained silent boih on lie reported crossing and on MacArthur's surrender ultimatum. MacArthur's surrender terms [were broadcast first at noon Sun- I day. A.P. Correspondent Hal Boyle reported the South Korean Third division had snmshed across the 38 border on the eust 'coast 15 minutes before that. Boyle said the order to cross was given by Lieutenant General Wal- ton H. Walker, U. S. Eighth Army commander, and was dropped to the South Koreans from a plane. A.P. Correspondent Leif Erick- son said the South Koreans Mon- day captured Yangyang, seven miles -north of the border. A U. S. Eighth Army staff of- ficer said the South Korean cap- ital division was marching across the border on a road leading to third division, positions. Into North Korea Despite the silence of top offi- cers, there was no doubt that South Korean units were thrusting well into Red Korea. Field reports placed them 11 miles north of the border. They were seen in North Korean terri- tory by correspondents who cross- ed the border in planes. American officers attached co South Korean forces, and South Korean officers reported slow but steady progress against light resistance. An Air Force spokesman in To- kyo said a new bomb line for B- 29s had been established north of the border. It was pushed north- ward every six hours, he explain- ed, to keep pace with .advancing friendly ground troops. MacArthur and his top field commanders still remained silent on the first thrust into Red terri- (Continued on Page 8, Column 5) KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Cloudy and thundershowers, much cooler tonight. Tuesday continued clouay and cooler. Low tonight 55, high Tuesday 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 85; minimum, 66; noon, 79; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 13 m. today: Maximum, 80; noon, 80; precipitation, .08; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 13.