Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Near Freezing Tonight, Cool Sunday VOLUME 50, NO. 209 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1950 Under Way in Korean War War Stops for 15 Minutes To Rescue Wounded Flier By Tom Lambert Pyongyang, Korea The U. S. advance on Pyongyang once came to a halt for 15 min- utes to help one lone Ameri- can in distress. Tanks, guns and troops had been rolling up the road toward the Red North Korean capital through an autumn country- side vivid with color. Now and then the tanks fired in angry roars. Machine guns chattered their annoyance at targets nearer the road. Ahead -U.S. warplanes bored through air. Towers of smoke rose from towns and vil- lages where their bombs and jellied gasoline fell. Dotted trails of smoke puffed from their strafing guns. And then the stutter of the explo- sions from the 50-caliber cart- ridges came down the wind. The riflemen in the advanc- ing column paid little attention to the warplanes. Then four F-51's came thun- dering over the column from a swift run on a nearby target. The men in the column saw one plane waver and jerk up. The plexiglass canopy fell off and flashed end over end in the sunlight. TODAY- Chinese Bluff Failed best the pro- The fighter plane tipped .up on its left wing. Ic faltered and be- gan its straight and seemingly certain dive to destruction. At about 300 feet the pilot bailed out. His tody hurtled for a moment like a bomb. Jeeps, tanks and trucks squeal- ed and groaned to a halt. There was furious profanity aimed either at the enemy gun that may have got him or at the me- chanical failure. They knew not which. "Well, goddamnit, let's a medical sergeant shouted. Medics carrying a liter ran into the field. The three other F-51's flew over their fallen comrade in tight, whining circles. They wag- gled their wings, guiding the medics through the rice field. The advance on Pyongyang was forgotten. Swearing infan- trymen jumped from the trucks and started into the field. A tsnk lurched down from the road after them. There was a village out there and the enemy could be lurk- ing. And infantrymen iove pilots for battering and softening the enemy if men can be said to love those they never see face to face. The medics found the pilot beneath the great white blossom of the opened parachute. There was a blue bruise on his forehead. A thin streak of blood, like a red pencil mark, ran from his mouth. A medic felt his- pulse. "He's still he said. The medics picked up the pilot carefully. They carried the litter off across the 1'leld and over a muddy stream. They placed the pilot on the tank. Good, the rifle- men said, he's still alive. Then tank, medics, riflemen and the injured pilot went back to the road.' They put the pilot in a jeep ambulance and it went back down the road to the rear. The column moved on again toward Pyongyang. It was a good 15 minutes spent, the riflemen thought, even though it was 15 minutes lost in the race with South Koreans to Pyongyang. An hour later the ambulance jeep came back. The riflemen in the column looked at the medic. "The pilot the medic said. The riflemen cursec! and went on up the road to Pyongyang. Stimson, In Cabinets Of 4 Presidents, Dead Cold Spring Harbor, N. L, Stimson, 83, the first American to hold cabinet office under four presidents, died yesterday Puonc me com oft.nfr notes sent to t Russia Warns Against Arming West Germany Calls Conference Of Puppet Red States to Protest By William Qatis Prague, owing her sharp warning that she would not tolerate remilitarization of Western Germany, Russia met with her European allies today to discuss that explosive subject. The meeting was called by the Soviet union, which sent Deputy Prime Minister V. M. Molotov as its spokesman. Molotov is a former j Soviet Foreign minister. j Moscow radio and- the official! Czechoslovak news agency reported the seven-nation meeting started yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Zdenek Fierlinger, representing Czechoslovakia, opened the confer- ence and was elected chairman. Molotov flew in from Moscow by special plane. Other foreign dele- gates had already arrived and met him at Prague's flag-decorated Ruzyne airport. There were foreign ministers Mincho Neychev of Bulgaria; Zyg- munt Modzelewski of Poland; Gyu- la Kallai of Hungary; Ana Pauker of Romania; Geroge Dertinger of Eastern Germany and V. Natana- ili, Albanian minister to Moscow.: __ _ __ _ Only a few hours before the sevenTfblocks' away were shattered" A North Korean Prisoner, at the right, is dragged from a house near Hwangju, North Korea, as American and British troops and tanks seek out the enemy on the way to Pyongyang. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 400 U. N. Ships In Korean Waters armada of more than 400 United Nations ships Is in Korean waters. This was disclosed today by Vice-Admiral C. Turner Joy, com- mander of Par East naval forces. The admiral added that, in giving out the figures, he wasn't violat- homecoming bonfire blew, up last ing security. The number was small comfort for Korean Communists, Bonfire Blast Injures Nine In California A 67-foot Los Angeles night in the middle of thousands of celebrants on the campus of the University of California at Los An- geles. The explosion injured nine persons, none seriously. Windows of a sudden heart attack. Stimson was secretary of war under Presidents William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Haxry loover's only secretary of state. Trufnan, and. was Herbert Three months ago Stimson fell and broke his hip, but was making By Joseph AIsop Perhaps the concluding commentary on whole Korean experience is vided by the single most vital, as yet unprinted fact about it. In plain language, the Chinese Communist government overtly and bluntly de- clared it would intervene in Ko- rea; and then failed to make good its declaration. How this happened is singularly interesting. As many people must have deduced already from the be- havior of Fanclit Nehru, the Indian government was the target, from the very beginning of the Korean war, of a sort of psychological ter- ror campaign waged by the Peking government. The chief instrument of this campaign was the Indian ambassador at Peking, K. M. Pan- ikkar, (an appropriately named diplomat, Panikkar successfully convinced, rather early in the game, that the. Ko- rean fighting created a probabil- ity of general war in Asia. The great Chinese attempt to use Panikkar and his gov- erment in a major and de- cisive way occurred immedi- ately after the Inchon landing. At that time, it will be recall- ed, the North Korean power had clearly been broken, but it was still very far from clear whether the United Nations forces would cross the 38th parallel and finish the big job. In this atmosphere, Chinese Pre- mier Chou En-lai formally request ed Ambassador Panikkar to call upon him. When Panikkar present- ed himself, Chou En-lai opened toe subject of Korea, and pointed out China's strong national interest in the fate of her neighbor. Chou En- lai further informed Panikkar, in unqualified language, that if Amer- ican troops crossed the 38th paral- lel, the Chinese armies on the Yalu river would be immediately order- ed to enter North Korea. Here was information obv.'ously meant for other than Indian con- sumption. As the Peking leaders no doubt expected, the news was sent from New Delhi, with wails of warnings, to Washington, London and Lake Success. There followed the long fluttering in the diplomat- ic dove-cotes that was so notice- able before the United Nations took action on the problem. Concerning- this incident, it 'Is noteworthy, first of all, that the men who stood firm in the face of Peking's threat were Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson and his staff the same men who are supposed to be "soft 03 Communism" and "soft on China." What they did may seem easy now, Chou En-Iai's bluff has beea successfully called. But It cannot have been easy then, first to decide to call the bluff with full knowledge of the fearful risk, and then to carry the ball on the 38th parallel Issue behind the international scenes. This Jn fact was what Acheson was doing when Sen- ator Styles Bridges was yelling that the Secretary of State was trying: to sell out our Korean victory. Second, and rather more import- a good recovery and getting about with wheelchair and crutches, .erday afternoon he and Mrs. Stim- son set out on a drive around the estate. He was stricken in the car, was taken home immediately, and died a few minutes later. Stimson was the first leading statesman in any western country ;o demand a tough crackdown on the aggressors of the 1930s. His policy failed at the time, but as America's secretary of war from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima, he di- rected the Army and Air Force that helped redeem it. Distinguished Secretary While Stimson's four years as Yes- secretary of state, were distinguished, 1929 to 19113, military men and historians have ranked him] with Lincoln's Edwin M. Stantonl as one of the two greatest taries of war in American history.' His association with the War department was unique....... He was first called to the office in 1911 by President Taft. At that time the American Army had only men and had Just taken over the German general staff system that had been adopted by every big army in the world. He left the post in 1913 and did not take it up again until 1940 27 years later -when Franklin D. Koosevelt called him back to duty on the eve of Wo-ld War n at the age of 73. Read Out of Party A life-long Republican, Stimson was asked to serve in a move to gain bipartisan support in the war emergency. As a result of his ac- ceptance, he was read out of the Republican party. i When he left the office for the Prague conference, Russia made intents 'of identical the United States, France and Britain, charging that the Western nations were reviv- ing Germany military might in their zcnes. The notes rejected a 'Western charge that the people's police of Communist-ruled East Germany actually is a military organization, and warned the Soviet Union would not tolerate revival of "the Ger- man regular army in West Ger- many." In Washington, Secretary of State Dean Acheson told a news confer- ence yesterday the United States will reject the Russian protest. He insisted creation of legitimate po- lice forces in Western Germany does not represent a back-door at- tempt to restore the Germany ar- my, (The rearmament of Western Germany as part of the European defense framework Britain accepted the idea, but wants the other North Hurricane Skips Over Tampa Bay Tampa, Fla. A small gulf last time V September: 1945, skipped by its first tar- had directed the mobilization and use of an Army that sort area, today.and headed with fought in every part of the world and had won praise from defeated German generals for its combat efficiency. Tall, austlre and described as "a New England conscience on Stimson was a Wall Street lawyer whose private practice was continually interrupted by public duty. He took office first at the age of 40 when President Theodore Roose- velt appointed him U. S. attorney for the southern district of New get, the populous Tampa bay re- International Fails Reservists Called Up International Falls, Twenty-eight Army Reservists from this area, all but six of them mar- for Fort Lewis, members of the 447th Engineer Forestry battalion. The entire enlisted personnel of the battalion was placed recently in a control group from which the men ried, left today Wash, The men are lessened punch toward Cedar Key. Cedar Key, a fishing village 100 miles up the coast from Tarnpa, took a smashing blow from the Labor day hurricane, but today's storm apparently is not that dan- gerous. A a.m. (E.S.T.) advisory from the Miami weather bureau said the storm, previously pack- ing winds of 75 to 90 miles an hour, was "attended by a small area of winds about hurricane force (75 miles an hour) and the area, of squalls, appears to be diminish- ing." Meteorologist W. W. Talbott of the Tampa weather bureau said: "The section from Tarpon Springs on south has got all it's going to get." Highest winds reported anywhere along that stretch of coast were 45 miles an hour at Anclote lighthouse off Tarpon Springs. It was almost an ideal night, with very little rain and with moon and stars shining through light clouds. The Tampa- weatherman also were chosen for active duty. all danger from morning high of the battalion's 63 members have [tides to the gulf beaches seemed been'called up in the past month. A large number of relatives and friends saw the men off. The group traveled by bus to Grand Forks, N. D., where they will board a train for the Washington lishment. Sergeant Bernard Army estab- Knapp and _ nf oclgctulb .DCllUUU tfcljll ant, there are the implications of Sergeant. c tl flrs chlef Chou action, which de-jand justlce.of the Soutn (Continued on Page 3, Column 6) International Falls, were in charge AISOP of the contingent. "Tides might be a little high, but I don't see any he said. Many beach residents had been jittery because of the damage by high tides from the Labor day storm, which washed away a score of homes and smashed many oth- ers. Persons who left their beach homes were expected to get the green light to return at daylight. United States is favoring Police estimated a crowd of students and alumni was gathered around the huge pile when it ex- ploded shortly after It was Ignited. Planks and boxes showered on the crowd, gathered on the Bruin prac- tice field...... The injured were'treated for cuts and bruises at nearby Santa Monica hoiipital and rele.ased. All were southern Californians. Students had spent weeks gather- ing the bonfire materials. The cel- ebration preceded the U.C.L.A.- Stanford game today. Fortunately the crowd was held back 100 feet by ropes encircling the bonfire. Captain L. E. Christensen of the campus police said several small bombs, presumably placed by prank- sters, were removed from the pile hours before it was ignited but one cut up, trapped and beaten. Included in the 400-odd vesssls are the flags of Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, the U. N.- sponsored Republic of Korea, Can- ada, the Netherlands and the Unit- ed States. i In size, the ships range down-j ward from the U. S. bat- tleship Missouri, whose 16-inch guns "have wrought havoc on Ko- rean coastal targets. The Might Mo recently led a big task' force strike on the coastal strip leading to the borders of Soviet Siberia. "It's truly a United Nations Admiral Joy said. The British Royal navy is rep- resented by the aircraft carrier Theseus, 15-Day State Pheasant Hunt Gets Under Way By The Associated Press A bigger crop of pheasants than last year, predicted by the state _, UgVcr-is-ers Kenya commission, attract- and Ceylon, and the destroyers thousands of hunters as the 15- Constance, Cockade, Charity andjday season opened at noon today. Set Up on All Routes North Allies Driving From South Link With Paratroops By The Associated Press Seoul, Korea Allied troops rammed roadblocks tonigbi on all the "main routes leading north to Manchuria from the fallen Red Ko- rean capital of Pyongyang. The war was in the mop-up phase. South Korean Sixth division troops and U. S. First division caval- rymen linked up with American par- atroopers who jumped Friday in the Sunchon-Sukchon area 30 miles north of Pyongyang. Sunchon fell Friday night. There was fighting in the Sukchon area. The situation in the city was not ,lear. But General MacArthur's head- quarters said the daring parachute roops of the llth airborne division had sealed off Reds. This was nearly half of the estimated enemy troops still at large in the Red lands. Drive to Manchuria With the fall of Pyongyang, the ignal was given to South Koreans to drive for the Manchurian border. Five ROK divisions were 80 to 85 miles from the politically touchy jorders of Red China and nearby Soviet territory. Their drive was :aining momentum every hour. Two ROK divisions, the Third and Capital, were rolling north near the east coast. A United Nations First corps spokesman said the Capital infan- trymen sliced 30 miles northeast of captured Hamming Saturday. They were. 85 miles from Manchuria and almost as close to Soviet Siberia. In the west, three other RO'K di- visions were converging on the Sun- chon-Sukchon area where American, parachute trooper's jumped 'Friday in a daring maneuver to cut off Red Korean remnants north of Pyongyang, The South Korean Sixth division. Concord. Reports from the southern and The United States has at least !westem sectjons Oj the state, where four in the fleet the Philippines Sea, Valley Forge, Boxer and Ley- te. Although not mentioned by the admiral the cruisers Helena, To- or more may have been overlooked.jledo and Worcester have figured He also said a gunpowder fuse usedjprominently in operations in sup- Atlantic pact nations to re- to do with it." arm first, France alone among the major western powers has held out against the proposal. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer last night called on his people to assume their share of Western Europe's defense burden, at he ruled out remilitarization. Molotov's name seldom has been in the news for months. Last to start the fire may have caused the blast. The U.C.L.A. graduate manager, William C. Ackerman, said he had no theory about the cause but "I am certain Stanford had nothing Iport of the drive up Korean east coast. Combined displacement of the said WEATHER FEDEKAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy and continued cool tonight. August there were reports he was visiting Peiping, capital of Com- munist China, for talks on Asian affairs. Andrei Y. Vishinsky succeeded Molotov as foreign minister March 5, 1949, and is now attending the United Nations assembly meeting in New York. High for day 55. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 71; minimum, 42; noon, 6; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 3. the best hunting has been in the past years, were that com crops still are standing. Veteran hunters said this will bring the pheasants; out of the woods and force hunters to use more legwork than otherwise would be needed. Shooting-of pheasants will be ships under his command ne said frQm nQon untu sunset each day would be "more than a million :th u tt f tta. e cock birds tons." To carry the weight dis- placed by these 400 ships would take a train of boxcars stretching in a solid line from New York to within 50 miles of Chicago. "The landing at sample of what can with a limit of three cock birds daily and six in possession. Shooting of hen pheasants was barred by regu- lations. The season ends at sunset November 5. State highway patrol officers said Inchon was expected major traffic jams on be done with highways around the Twin these which can on weekends, starting Sunday, port more than men sup- When the hunters return from their ported by planes and gunfire, weekend of hunting, he saiti. "During the two weeks following the (west coast) Inchon landings, we unloaded a ton of food, am- munition and equipment for every man we put and an av- erage of one vehicle for every four men, the admiral explained. He concluded that the planning job was figured down to the last decimal and "it's that kind of planning plus home-front produc- tion and most important plus the will of free people to remain free that is speeding the day of vic- tory in Korea. So. long as we have those ingredients we'll never have a slave world." Ohio Town Seeks Doctor From Army Cadiz, Ohio Petitions are being circulated in this eastern Ohio town of seeking the re- j lease from the Army of its only full-time physician. Dr. Donald Tippett, an Army Re- servist, was called to active duty recently. The petitions asking his release will be sent to Representa- tive Wayne L. Hays Cadiz still has three doctors, but the hours of practice of two are limited because of age and the third is ill. Polygamy Suspect Released by Court Salt Lake per- Amvets Chief Asks New Draft Ryles for Veterans New York Harold Russell, national commander of the Amvets, has suggested in a letter to de- fense officials that they set up a "firm policy" for calling back for-________ mer GJ.'s to service to "remove the I Jnt'lligence officer said, uncertainty in the minds of vet- m erans today." Wisconsin Co-ops Re-Elect Sanderson atroopers 80 miles south of the Manchuria border. Its position was athwart the two main escape routes to Manchuria. The Fifth Air Sorce said aerial ob- servers had spotted many enemy troops walking south on the Sunchon highway with their hands above their heads. The Reds ap- parently had thrown down their arms, Refugee Capital A Korean Communist broadcast from Sinuiju, on the Manchuria border only a. few miles from the Yellow Sea, said the Reds had set up a refugee capital there. The South, Koreans were driving north, in hopes of rescuing American and South Korean prisoners whom the Beds were reported taking to Ihe Manchuria border. Reports on the destination of the Allied prisoners varied. Some said they were being taken to towns in northwestern Korea, others said they were en route to northeast Korea, There were no later reports on the f8.te of Major General William P. Dean, commander of the U. S. 24th division. Dean variously had been reported taken to Pyongyang and dead in Seoul. The parachute drop of Americans Friday seriously hamp- ered the ability of the Reds to put up resistance anywhere in Korea. An estimated Communist fighting men left in North Korea thus will not be able to mass for any big future stand against Allied troops racing to bring the savage four months old war to an end, an Russell released the text of a let- ter last night which he said he sent I to I. M. McQuisten, military direc-' tor, civilian component policy board of the Defense department. In his letter, Russell urged for- mation of a "point j to the one used in discharging World War n the re- call of inacitve and active Reserv- ists. Eighty-Seven-Year-Old Connie Mack, who announced his retire- ment as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics Wednesday after 50 years at the helm, takes a fling at a Highland Fling in a light mo- ment prior to appearing on a television show in New York city. The Scottish-costumed girls are Jean Eyre, left, and Carol Chmart. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Kepublican-Herald.) sons convicted in a conspiracy recalled." charge involving practice of poly- gamy were free today. The Utah supreme court re- versed their convictions yesterday, holding the state statute under which their case originated in 1944 is indefinite and has no limita- tions. offense for two or more persons to consnlre "to commit any act in- consplre "to commit any act jurious to public morals." The state supreme court decision was unconstitutional unless limita- tions were added. Under the system, Russell said, credits would be allowed for mar- ried veterans, number of depen- dents, Occupation and physical con- dition. Moreover, he said, "World War vets all over the country are un- able to find employment, establish themselves in their own business, and buy homes, because they have no knowledge of the plans of the defense establishment on their re- call or length- of service if "they are Wisconsin Nurse In North Korea Pyongyang, Korea Resler of Poynette, Wis., was one The statute terms it a criminal of the 17 U. S. Army, nurses who flew into North Korea today to serve south of here. The 17, of the 803rd mobile.Army; caine" alter" Supreme court surgical arrived in Pohang had ruled in 1948 that the statute in mid-July with the F.irst cavalry division and later were with the 25tb. division at Chinju. Sheboysan, Wis. William E. Sanderson of Black River Falls Friday was re-elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Co- operatives at the close of the sev- enth annual convention. Carl Nyman, Hayward, was nam- ed and Walter Up- hoff, secretary-treasurer. Named to the board of directors were Webster Sprecher, Sauk City, district 3, and WillianvRabe, Toman, and Nyman, directors at large. Re-elected directors were Edward Featherstbne, Walworth; Kenneth, w. Hones, Chippewa Fails; H. O. Melby, Westby: E.W. Palmer, Ellsworth, and J. P. Shea, Plckett. Dog Knocks Woman Out of Window small dog jump- ed onto her mistress' lap today and knocked her out of a thhxl story window. Mrs.. Alice McEUigottj 32, 'taken to Woodlawn hospital .for' examina- the in a hospital at Sariwon, 38 miles jffliof-.an when her 'affec- tionately onto .her lap. -She was ihrowA off ..balance-indjtbppled out the window.; Her-ialT -was broken by tree She landed on soft ground.