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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight, Wednesday; Warmer Wednesday VOLUME 50, NO. 205 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1950 To Vote You Must Be Registered Last Chance Tonight TWENTY PAGES Pyongyang Knock 900 Coming for State Convention Sessions Open Wednesday, Close on Friday Noted Educators Coming Here for Annual Convention The first of the 900 state delegates to the 23th annual convention of the Minnesota Congress of Parents and Teachers will arrive in Wlnona today. The three-day convention open here Wednesday morning and continue through Friday afternoon. Harry M. Reynolds, Wlnona, out- going state president, will preside at all the business sessions at the Wi- nona Senior High school auditorium. Registration opened today at 3 p. m. at the high school and will continued until 9 p. m. Registration hours will be 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. Wednesday, a. m. to 5 p. m. Thurs- day and a, m. to noon Friday. Nationally recognized education figures as well as prominent state education personalities will attend sessions which feature workshops, roundtables and addresses. Election of new state officers will take place Thursday with installation Friday. Activities actually will isegin this evening when the board of man- agers will meet at o'clock at the Hotel Winona. Other board meetings are scheduled for Tues- day at 8 a, m., and Friday at p. m. The Winona Council of Par- ents and Teachers will be hoste at a. ta. breakfast Wednesday. Theme Of Session Theme for tie three Citizen Child: His School and His be presented at the opening session Wednesday at a. m. at the high school auditorium by Mr. Reynolds. Leading "speakers at the conven- tion will include Thomas D. Rish- worth, Austin, Texas, representing the National Congress, and Paul S. Weaver, Stephens college, Columbia, Mo., and George Grim, Micjieapo- lis columnist. Assisting Mr. Reynolds at the opening session will be Mrs. E. B Quamme, first president of the Minnesota Congress. Rabbi David Aronson of Beth Si synagogue Minneapolis, husband of the present first vice-president who is a candi- date for president, will give the in- vocation. Harvey D. Jensen, superintendent of Winona public schools, will give the address of welcome. Mrs. Quam- me will bring greetings. Group sing- ing will be led by Mrs. Elsa Larson music chairman of the Congress. State Committees Reports by state committees anc officers will include those by Mrs Roy Leean, credentials; Mrs. G. R Lunde, exhibits; Mrs. W. K. Evans arrangements: Anders Thompson rules; Miss Myrtle E. Jensen, Wi- nona elementary schools supervisor program: Mrs, R. C. Andrews, revi- sions; Mrs Charles W. Aldous treasurer; Mrs. J. M. Wallgren, au dit, and Joseph Ryan, nominations Members will meet for regiona noon luncheons at four church so cial rooms and the Hotel Winona a p. m. Wednesday. District roundtables will take to spotlight from to p. m the 15 districts will meet atj churches and il'5 hotel. A film, "Preface to a from the Minnesota Mental Hygiene soci- ety, will be shown from to p. m. at the high school auditorium. Dr. Dale Han-is of the University of Minnesota will explain the film. A tour of Winona, beginning at p. m., is scheduled to precede the workshops to be held at 4 p. m. Elementary Workshop Miss Josephine Kremer, president of the Minnesota Education associ- ation, will preside at the junior high school auditorium at the workshop on the elementary school and the P.-T. A. "The Exceptional will be the topic at the Central Methodist guildhall, where Leslie J. Gustafson, exceptional child chairman of the Congress, will preside at a discussion by Dr. Harris and Miss Martha Van Brussell of the St. Cloud public schools. The discussion on the rural P.-T. A. at Central Methodist guild- hall will have Louise Swenson, rural (Continued on Page 7, Column 1) CONVENTION WEATHER FEDERAL FOKECAST Wlnona and vicinity: Generally fair tonight.and Wednesday, Warm- er Wednesday. Low tonight 50, high Wednesday near 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations, for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83: minimum, 55; noon, 69; precipitation, none; Bun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 13. W w P.-T.A. Convention Program WEDNESDAY Opening General Session Winona Senior High Auditorium to a. m. Call to M. Reynolds, state president, and Mrs. E. G. Quamme, first president of the organization, pres- siding. D. Jensen, Superintendent of Winona schools. Willard Carlson, president of Winona P.-T.A. council. Changing Family in an Atomic World, Thomas D. Rishworth, University of Texas. Presentation of theme by Mr. Reynolds. Group singing. Reports of committees and officers. Regional Luncheons to p. m. Region Methodist church: Region Paul's Episcopal church. Region Congregational church. Region Winona. Region Lutheran church. District Roundtables to p. m. Tour of city and showing of film: "Preface to Life" Senior High Auditorium. to p. m. Workshops 4 to 5 p. m. Exceptional Methodist guildhall. church assembly room. Parliamentary High auditorium. Elementary school and High auditorium. Rural Methodist guildhall. Evening: General Session Winona Senior High Auditorium to 10 p. m. Massed choruses in concert. the School Board and F.-T-A." Moder- Josephine Kresner. Food and Fun Session Catholic Recreational Center to p. m. Master of square Daniels. Master of Wedul. THURSDAY Election Polls open from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. at Senior High audi- torium. Workshops to a. m. Program planning Methodist guildhall. Health and Methodist guildhall. church assembly room. Parent-Teacher High auditorium. General Session Wlnona Senior High Auditorium to a.m. State Board of Education. Group Singing. of School Morris Bye, superintendent of schools, Anoka. Discussants, L. S. Harbo, Austin; H. D. Jensen, Wlnona; Dr. F. E. Conner, St. Paul, N. D. Cory. Rochester and Erling Johnson, Northfield. Parent Education radio broadcast, directed by Thomas D. Rishworth. Workshops to p. m. Home and Family Life High auditorium. The High School and the church assembly room. Publicity Methods for P.-T.A.--Central Methodist guild- hall. The "T" in college auditorium. European High school auditorium. Banquet The Oaks, Minnesota City to p. m. Bremer. Rev. Harold J. Dittman, superintendent of schools for Diocese of Winona. Greetings from national D. Rishworth. the Core of the Paul J. Weaver, dean of religious life, Stephens college. FRIDAY General Session Winona Senior High Auditorium a. m. to noon Group' Singing. Five-minute presentations by chairmen. in Parent Education. Life Membership Luncheon. Masonic: Temple to 2 p. m. J. P. Livingston. L. E. Brynestad. Presentation of Honorary Life Memberships. the Spot in George Grim. Business Session Winona Senior High Auditorium 3 p. m. Credentials report-Mrs. 'Roy Leean. Haack. Report of Aune, Jr. Installation of D. Rishworth. Adjournment. State Experts Here to Test Lethal Manhole More Samples To Be Taken This Afternoon By Adolph Bremer Air samples from Winona's man- icilling manhole did not contain enough oxygen to sustain life, but wo Minnesota department of health experts are here today to check that verdict. They're taking more air samples and will run more tests on them as a check on the department's preliminary decision that lack of sufficient oxygen may have caus- ed the death of two men and over- come two others in the 26-foot man- iole just one week ago. TJie two experts also are testing the six feet of water that is at the bottom of the manhole. If lack of oxygen was thn cause of death or whatev- er the cause they're also interested in determining- what caused the abnormal condition to exist. Dr. A. J. Chesley, executive sec- retary of the department of health, made the announcement of the tesl results last night and theorized ;hat some growth in the water may have been responsible for deplet- ig the oxygen in the air. The fact that four men went into the sliaft and lived im- mediately after two had died in iti does not disqualify the lack of oxygen theory, according to the two experts. Chorned Air They say that the entry of the men into the shaft, may have churned up the air and resulted in a replacement with air of suf- ficient oxygen content. The first two men that followed the two fatalities were partly over- come. The next man in was not physically affected but reported a "terrible" odor that "kind of bit into your lungs" immediately on entering the manhole. Next to enter was a fireman, who wore a mask without an oxy- gen supply. He was not affected. The manhole was then sealed and no one has been in it since. The day after the deaths acting Coroner John Tweedy ruled that the two men died of gas poison- ing. Last Friday air samples were taken from the manhole. This was accomplished, said City Engineer W. O. Crtbbs, by lowering bottles, filled with water, into the hole. With ropes, the bottles were tipped so that the water was spilled out, and air from the manhole auto- matically replaced the water. Based on Samples Dr. Cnesley's report late yester- day that the air did not contain enough oxygen to keep a man alive was based on those sam- ples. This was confirmed here today by G. J. Baschka, of the depart- ment's division of industrial health, and W. J. Uber, of the division of water pollution control. They indicated that tests had shown that the air did not contain EvainaOonlLperts who entered captured Worisan with South Korean troops found this twisted mass of wreckage ia what was once the Chosen Oil Refinery, North Korea's biggest. Four B-29 superfortress raids in July and August reduced the key strategic target to shambles to cripple the Red war effort. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ___________ Plane Crash Kills 28 In Suburb of London A twin-engined air liner smashed into a London suburb today, killing 28 of the 29 persons aboard. British European Airways -said an .engine failed shortly after, the plane took OH from' London for Glasgow. The plane, a Dakota, was iiiK to return to -London. jmjtiiiK to reurn o -onon. Theairune said it carried 24 passengers, including one infant, and a crew of flve. fatal gases amounts carbon as we know all have been killed except one adult, either ------------passenger or a spokesman isaid. "The aircraft was completely Boss Urged for Korea Rebuilding Job By Stanley Johnson Lake Success The United States proposed today that the United Nations appoint a supreme j civilian boss to direct Korea's multi- million dollar economic rebuilding. He would be known as the U.N. "agent general." His functions Iburned out. i One report said the craft caught Isre in the air, hit a house top, then plowed through a wall into a gar- Iden. One wing still teetered atop house. The crash was in suburban Mill Hill, a middle class residential area. A large' open space adjoins the crash scene, and the pilot may have been attempting to make a forced landing there. Truman Plans Nonpartisan Policy Speech By Ernest B. Vacearo San Francisco President Truman took extraordinary precau- tions today to provide a completely nonpartisan backdrop for his ma- jor foreign policy speech tonight. Closely following his momentous mid-Pacific conference with Gen- 2 Minesweepers Sunk Off Korea HportPd today uiat two muie u. u. iw.i. J.IIAUICVH have been sunk bylemting on the theory that no poli- imines ii. Korean waters, with oneitics is the best politics for Jie ad- iministration during this critical pe- would be equivalent in the rehabili- The Navy re- tation of Korea to those General ported today that two more U. S. MacArthur has exercised in have been sun1' h" military sphere. imines ii. Korean waters, wit! The proposal is embodied in dead and 11 missing. U.S. resolution submitted to The minesweepers, the Pirate and U.N. economic end social councilJthe Pledge, went down October 12 today by U.S. Representative Isa- off Wonsan on the east coast of dor Lubin. An American spokesman said the U.S. has no one in mind for the Job, but there was considerable speculation here that the job might be offered to MacArthur himself. Allies Smash Within 12 Miles Of Red Capital Foes Abandon Arms, Surrender Or Flee to Hills By Relman Morin Tokyo W) American and South. Korean columns smashed ahead within 12 miles of the Bed Korean capital of Pyongyang to- night in a race to deliver the knockout blow that may end the war. A.P. Correspondent Don White- head, with the Americans, reported the capital is certain to come with-' in range of Allied big guns Wed- nesday. The TJ. S. First cavalry division's forward elements, driving en Pyongyang, bypassed Sariwoa and drove through Hwangju, 23 miles south of the Red capital. The Americans were within 12 miles of Pyongyang, They were thrusting ahead on the main road to the Bed capital through open country. The South Korean First division, in another driving gain, entered Sangwon, 20 air miles southeast of. Pyongyang. It, too, was rolling out of the hills into open country. I Correspondent Whitchead said jBed troops were throwing down their arms and fleeing into the hills or surrendering. Equipment Abandoned A cavalry spokesman said the enemy was leaving heavy weap- ons, antitank guns and other equip- ment beside the road. "In the past three days the di- vision has captured hundreds of Red the spokesman said. The First cavalry rammed up a secondary road, by-passing Sari- won. The Americans left that key city, S5 air miles south of Fyong- On KWHO The President's speech will be broadcast locally by KWNO at o'clock tonight. eral MacArthur, the speech is ex- pected to reopen a concentrated campaign to force Soviet Russia to talk peace in realistic terms. Every effort was made by the President's aides to keep Democra- lyang, for British and Australian I troops to mop-up. The Commonwealth troops if ought their way into the city af- Iter a 31-mile dash. American foot troopers drove ahead so fast they seized a bridge north of Hwangju before the Reds could destroy it. The South Korean First divi- sion raced into Sangwon along a winding mountain road. ROK troops were so eager to enter the Bed capital first that their offi- cers had trouble restraining them from running along the road to the Bed capital. On the east coast, ROK (Bepub- lic of Korea) First corps elements were within sight of Hamming, Ko- rea's great industrial city. Another column .speared toward Hungcam, the port of Hamming. Organized Korean resist- ance virtually was shattered. The war appeared to be swinging into a great cleanup campaign. Communist forces fled every- where before the many-geared tic candidates away from his quar- ters in the Fairmont hotel, after i his arrival aboard the presidential] plane, "the from Honolulu yesterday. Allied juggernaut. They abandoned huge stockpiles of supplies and ammunition. Red troops were surrendering by te hundreds. Supply Problems Transport and supply problems .WI.UIM.V. slowed the Allied advance more Mr. Truman apparently was_cp- than the enemy. But these rapidly were being solved. Allied supply planes were landing at the Sin- Korea. monoxide or hydrogen sulphide. After taking the air samples this afternoon, Mr. Baschka planned to repeat the tests for those gases. In addition, Mr. Uber plan- ned to take water samples to make hydrolcgical, bacteriolo- gical and chemical tests. Those tests, which must he made in the Minneapolis laboratory of the department, might help explain why the air lacked suf- ficient oxygen. The mc.nhole was completed about six weeks before the two fatalities occurred, so presumably growth of some plants could have developed. Sewer Complete The sewer is complete from this manhole to the Glen View addi- tion, as well as in the addition, but no sewage is being .run into I the line, Mr. Cribbs said. The line from the interceptor, near the intersection of highways 61 and 43, to the manhole has been completed to within several hun- dred feet of the manhole, so that the manhole is a dead-end at the present time. Water has accumu- lated at the bottom and in the line running toward the addition. Contractor Carl W. Frank is planning to start work on the small- section this week, the city engi- neer said. James Leicht, 13, died in the manhole last month and Arthur Thurley, Jr., and Robert Kraem- er employes of the city engineer- ing department, died in it last Tuesday morning. of comoustible: dioxide, carbon say whether the plan had been dis- j- cussed with the general. Amid the talk of MacArthur as a possible choice, however, there was no indication of how his pres- ent military status might be recon- ciled with the announced U.S. idea of giving the agent generalship a civilian character. The Navy said the Pirate sank in about five minutes and the Pledge within one hour after they struck mines. Survivors were picked up by the oe oiierea to ivmcAruiur iiimteij.. jsuryivors wj The spokesman said he could not minesweepers Endicott and Incredi- ble, and were later taken to tals in Pusan by the Endicott. Bescue work was carried out un- der the fire of shore batteries on enemy held islands in Wonsan har- bor. Navy ships and carrier planes, silenced the batteries be- fore any of the survivors or rescue vessels were hit. Last Chance to Register 700 Residents Sign Up, 1500 May Lose Vote riod in world affairs. His major foreign policy pro- nouncement is scheduled for p. m. (Winona time) in San Fran- cisco's opera house where the charter of the United Nations was drafted during the final campaign of World War U. Polishes Wording The President spent a good part of last night in conference with top officials on the wording of the address which will be amplified in a talk before the TJ.N. general assembly in New York October 24. He went over rough drafts with W. Averell Harriman, special as- sistant for foreign affairs; Charles S. Murphy, special counsel and! principal speech- writer; Presiden- ;ial Press Secretary Charles G. Ross; Administrative Assistant George Elsey, and others. President Truman's weekend con- Only about 100 Winona resi- dents visited the special voting registration desks established in the extreme ends ol the city Monday. According to statistics compil- ed by Commissioner of Elections Roy G. Wildgrube, 55 persons registered for voting at the reg- istration center at the Winona Athletic club and 54 at the West End Recreation Center. In addition, 20 visited the Athletic club desk to register changes in their addresses and 22 such transfers were record- ed at the West End Recreation Center. Meanwhile, 77 registrations and 35 changes of address were being accepted at the main vot- ing registration office in the city building. There still must be more than eligible voters who have not yet registered for the general fall election November 7. For these, the time is grow- ing short. Tonight is the deadline for voting registration and the city recorder's office in the city building will be open until 9 p. m. to accommodate all late registrants. Anyone who hasn't voted in the past two years, who has changed his address during this period or who will observe his 2Ist birthday by November 7 must register before tonight to be eligible to cast ballots in. the fall election. mark airstrip, 46 miles from the Red capital. "No doubt we will be there in a Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker, U. S. Eighth Array commander, told war correspond- The commander of the ROK First division was more optimistic. If all goes well, said General Paik (Continued on Page 12, Column 3) KOREA Newsprint Prices Up a Ton Toronto An increase of ton in the price of standard newsprint, effective November 1, was announced today by the Abitibi ference with General MacArthur on tiny, scrubby Wake island fur- nishes the background for the ad- dress which will be beamed by the Voice of America throughout the, world and carried by the major ra- j dio networks in this country. Garage's Own Tools Used by Burglars St. Cloud, Minn. Using a garage's own tools, burglars cut into a safe here over the weekend and made off with S300 in checks. in cash and The burglars entered the Packard Motor Company late Saturday or early Sunday after breaking a win- dow. They hauled the safe to the rear of the building in the parts room, covered the windows with seat covers, helped themselves to a cut- ting torch and other tools and got Into the safe. They missed -by inches exploding a tear gas capsule attached to the inside of the safe. Power and Paper Company, Ltd. Faribault News Dedicates Plant Faribault, Minn. W) More than persons from Faribault and nearby communities attended the- first of a series of three open house events this week at the new plant of the Faribault Daily News. The general public was invited, to see the newspaper's new facili- ties last night. Visitors were given booklets outlining the career of the late Howard Bratton, the first publisher and editor of the paper, and Mrs. Bratton, the present pub- lisher. The new plant is dedicat- ed to Mr. and Mrs. Bratton. Tonight, advertisers and city and county officials and other digni- taries will1 visit the paper. The final open house will be held Thurs- day night, when newspaper editors and publishers from throughout the state will be guests of the News on a tour, social hour and dinner. ;