Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Cooler Tonight; Showers Saturday Football Tonight 755 P. M. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 214 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WtNONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Orley Sims, 60, Hurt as Tractor, Car Collide Hixtom A Hix- ton area farmer died at 4 a.m. today of skull injuries suffered In a tractor-car collision near here! Thursday evening. Orley Sims, 60, was fatally In-1 Fifteen Months out of Sweden, Janis PaltJn, left, and Ernest Karulis, both 41, are shown after their arrival at Long Beach, Calif., in their 25-foot sloop Polaris. They hope they're allowed to stay in the U. S. They're Latvians who left their home and kept ahead of invading Communists in 1944. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) TODAY- or South Korea. These plans came four services set up increased Registration Ohio Puzzle By Stewart AIsop Columbus, Ohio What is hap- ing completion, pening here in Ohio gives a pre- cise, clear, arid orderly picture of something that has gone wrong the American political sys- tem. Consider the nature of the contest between Senator Robert A, Taft and his Democratic rival, State Auditor Joseph Ferguson. On the one hand you have the leading conservative politician In the United States a man whose ability is almost universally ack- nowledged, entirely upright, high- ly intelligent. He is running for re-election at a. time when the country desperately needs intelli- gent conservative leadership Here Is a man, it seems, who might supply this kind of leader- ship, never welcoming change but always accepting inevitable change, making certain that change takes place without twist- ing the social fabric out of shape, Running against him, is a man who is immensely like- able and Immensely unquali- fied to represent the State of Ohio in the United States Sen- ate. He is also entirely up- ripht, and an examplar of all the minor virtues. But as a representative of the long American liberal radical tradition he' is a joke. He is he really pretends to be no more than a good- hearted minor politician, carefully repeating the opin- ions ground oct for him by anonymous speech writ- ers, avoiding like death the risk of debate with his op- ponent, substituting the glit- tering generality and the hearty handshake for any or- iginal political thinking of his own. Aside from this contrast in per- sonalities, every other conceiv- able circumstance seems to favor the triumphant re-election of Rob- ert A. Taft by a very large ma- jority. It is not only that every major organ of opinion in Ohio favors Taft; that many regular Democrats view the Ferguson candidacy with a distaste they make no attempt to conceal; and that this is an off-year election. More than all this is the fact that this should logically be a time for conservatives, if there is ever to be such a time. For the coun- try is richer than ever and presumably people become con- servative when they have some- thing to conserve. In brief, Taft should be a sure thing. Yet he is not a sure thing at all. TaKe, for example, the registration figures in Ohio, which are remarkably interest' ing. Registration has averaged at; much as 20 per cent over 1948, in those counties where registra- tion is required. This is most sur- prising, for this is an off-year election, when voter apathy is taken for granted. There are, of course, two ways of interpreting the ab- normally high off-year vote which is apparently in pro- spect. The Taft camp says that the Ohio Republicans are thoroughly aroused, in sharp contrast to the Republican complacency of 1948. There is obviously something In (Continued on Page 11, Column 2) ALSOP Mobilization Pace Begins Slowdown By Joseph C. Goodwin .'he armed forces appeared today to be easing off the fast mobilization pace they set following the Communist invasion Hixton Farmer Dies of Injuries In Traffic Crash Franco Restrictions Early Call to Confess Against Spain Hailed Good G.O.P. Omen TO Be Softened Gabrielson Sees Defeat of More Truman Congressmen By The Associated Press President Truman's considera- tion of a special call to Congress I was cited by Chairman Guy G. Ga- brielson of the Republican national; committee last night as an indica- tion Mr. Truman expects the Dem- jocrats to lose Congress. "He hopes to jam through as _ _ OA _ much of his socialist program as jured about p.m. when the! ible new 82nd Con- tractor he was operating wasjgress Gabrielson said struck from the rear by a statement. "President Tru- Jacteion County Coroner Sidney jman he is aware of the ap- Jensen said Sims was knocked toiproacmng Republican victory." the ground by the impact. Gabrielson commented that four The accident occurred on high- d t Supp0rters" of the Prest [TOTT 97 tliT-fto rMiloc. v rr- way 27, three miles east of here while Sims was headed for his home nearby. The car was driven by Ed Wagner of Taylor, Jensen reported. After hitting the tractor, the Wagner car bounced into the opposite lane, and collided with a westbound car driven by Lester Johnson, Black River Falls. Allen Trudeau, a passenger in the Wagner car, suffered a frac- tured collarbone, while Johnson, Wagner and Joe Paroli of Hixton, who was riding with Wagner, were treated for cuts and bruises. Mr. Sims was taken to the Krohn clinic died. at Black River where he Jensen said an inquest will be! called. Sheriff Ed Rockne, Traffic! dent have been voted out of be named Democratic Senators Pepper Taylor El- mer Thomas (Okla) and Graham (N.C.) and said "a great many other Truman Democrats" will be defeated in the November 7 elec- tions. When Mr. Truman confirmed yesterday that he is thinking of issuing a call for Congress to re- turn sometime before November 27 he mentioned as .legislation on which it should act an extension of rent controls, an excess profits tax ar.d statehood for Alaska and Hawaii. The statehood bills are endorsed in the platforms of both major Only Opposition Expected From Russian Bloc There were no signs of any change in this nation's announced in- tent to build a powerful military machine of defense against Communist rtroeeiirA thpro 1nriirn.tlnriR that for the time beinK the per- pressure but there were indications that for the time being the per manent -mobilization base is near- Developments pointing in that direction Included: 1. Secretary Pace said yes- terday that the Army Itopes to start releasing mobilized National Guardsmen and Ke- servists next summer Sn a pro- gram which may be complet- ed before early 1952. 2. The Air Force announced It halt Immediately the call-up of enlisted Reserves. 3. The Navy said it needs no more Naval Reserve air- men, and that Its need for Re- serve aviation ground officers has been "substantially" met for the Immediate future. 4. A Marine corps spokes- man said the corps will be calling only a few Reservists from now on because the vol- unteer recruiting program has been proceeding r Snip Oil for China, Senator Says Washington (ff) Senator O'Conor (D.-Md.) said last night that a ship destined for Com-[ munist China now is loading a large quantity of petroleum prod- ucts, scrapped automobile tires and galvanized pipe at American ports. O'Conor, who is chairman of a Senate commerce subcommittee in- byterian church here. Burial will Barkley, stumping the country for the Democratic ticket, said In Ohio meanwhile that he wants the pleasure of giving the oath of office next January to Joe T. Ferguson, who is opposing Sen- ator Taft (R.-Ohio) for re-election. Addressing a campaign rally at Canton, Barkley did not mention Taft by name but called for elec- tion of the entire Democratic state slate. Later, when asked at a news conference whether he wasn't "car- pet bagging" in Ohio, the vice- president replied: "No, I am just returning a visit Senator Taft made to Kentucky out as the new proce- dures covering the recall and dis- j charge of Reservists. Each issued separate instructions to carry out Secretary of Defense Marshall's directive of Monday outlining an "orderly" policy for mobilization of reserve units and Marshall had said that Reserv- be in the Melrose cemetery. Sur- vivors include his wife, Gladys, j and two daughters, Mrs. Harold JKersting and Mrs. Culmar Over- lien, both of Black River Falls. Mr. Sims was born at Melrose March 17, 1890. U.S. Steel Wage Talks Resumed Pittsburgh The giant U. S. Steel Corporation resumed its wace negotiations today with the C TO United Steelworkers without (Barkley's home state) some years any indication from either side as ago. You always do that in polite to what course the bargaining may society. But I am making no per- sonal attack' on Mr. Taft. He and take. Vice-President John A. Stephens I are friends." Scaffolding Litters the street aftsr it was torn loose from church construction work at Oakland, Calif., in one of the worst storms to hit Oakland in years. No one was hurt, but three cars and a truck were damaged in the crash. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) umiii ii. mil, uiviaiuu uau of "big steel" led a 30-man team Charles P. Taft told a Republi- back an by a Red intn HIP sc-ssion behind the closed can rally in Berea, Ohio, that hisi anri North Ko- Allies Cut Across Korean Highlands clad Allied troops trudged over snow and tortuous summits tonight toward Manchuria's Communist frontier. The forward troop movement was from the Korean west coat across the spiny peninsula to the Sea of Japan. The shivering troops braved wintry blasts but met few enemy troops near the border. Behind the fonvardmost troops, however, Red forces put up a fight. A U. S. Eighth Army spokesman here said the South Korean (KOK) First division had beat- vestigatlng shipments of other strategic materials and the must not be kept on activeloOO pounds of greases were sent duty involuntarily and longer than from the U. S. to China in the 12 nj necessary to meet the increased months ended last June 30. _ _ manpower requirements of the services and the Reservists or Chinese Reds, did not identify the ship. The loadings now are being made or shortly will be, he said, at Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. O'Conor said he had turned over this information to customs offi- cials in urging the Treasury de- partment to reexamine the cargo being taken aboard the vessel. The senator also asserted in a statement that more than gallons of lubricating oil and into the session behind the closed doors of a hotel conference room. The union negotiators, headed by C.I.O.-U.S.W. President Philip Murray, represent unipn leaders from six U, S. Steel subsidiaries employing- union members. Neither Stephens nor Murray would comment before the meeting. Interest is centered on the meeting because U. S. steel normally sets the wage pattern for the steel will be re-elected by a vote margin if all "determined" Ohioans go to the pells. He called Ferguson "a badly in-formed Charlie McCarthy" for labor unions. The Taft brothers frequently have disagreed, especially on foreign policy. Charles P. Taft held several government positions under Democratic administrations, working for a time in the State department. Guardian Authorized For Farmer Wed at 80 at Pa TIT Thp Minnesota suoreme court today ruled that containing "Chinese and North Ko- rean elements" 50 miles south of the border. The battle raged all day .around Unsan, directly south of Chosan, the only Manchurian border point reached by United Nations troops. At nightfall a U. S. Eighth Army At Chosan, where the KOK Sixth division was perched on the banks of the Yalu river opposite Manchuria, not an enemy soldier was visible. The river forms the boundary. Raiders Troublesome But hungry bands of bypassed Chinese Reds Reported With Korean Units By Tom Lambert Kumiri, North Korea South Korean army spokesman said today a Chinese Communist prisoner asserted two divisions of By Stanley Johnson Lake Success The United States threw its support today be- bdnd a move to soften United Na- tions restrictions against Franco Spain. An American source said the U, S, will vote for a resolution, scheduled to be introduced in the United Nations special political committee to revoke the ban on sending ambassadors to Madrid and to give Spain permission to join organizations affiliated with the U. N. The resolution does not permit full Spanish membership in the United Nations nor does it repeal an earlier formal condemnation of the Franco regime. Secretary of State Dean Acheson forecast the new American policy in a letter to Senator Thomas Con- nally chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, last spring. He said that if the U. N. res- olution did not constitute outright approval of Franco, the U. S. would have no objection to repealing the ban on ambassadors. Opposed by Soviet Britain, whose labor government has been one of the most outspoken critics of Franco, let it be known t would not oppose the resolution and would abstain In the voting. With the almost solid support of he Lathi American and Arab coun- ties, tne resolution seemed as- sured oc. the votes needed to beat down Soviet bloc opposition. It is sponsored by Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Phillippines and Peru. All of these countries have cul- tural and emotional ties with Spain, which originally, colonized them. The U. S. position was report- ed to be that, since the original resolution did not succeed in its aim of replacing the Franco gov- ernment by moral persuasion, it was foolish to keep it any long- Hear From Vlshlnsky While the special political com- mittee debates Spain, Russia's An- drei Y. Vishinksy is expected to give the 60-nation political com- mittee a vigorous rebuttal to West- ern attacks on his "peace plan." That plan, encompassing a new Big Five peace pact, labeling the first country to use the atom bomb a war criminal and banning war propaganda has been countered by another resolution from the west. Sponsored by the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Mexico and Lebanon, it asks the U. N. to tag aggression the gravest crime against humanity. By impli- cation It defends the atom bomb of combatting aggres- The prisoner said each regimentj in the two divisions was compos- ed of three Chinese and one Red North Koreans popped up in scat-ljjorean battalions, well supplied tered areas. armed. He identified the cU- as the 118th and Utfb of units recalled trained. have been fully Nearly 90 per cent of these ship-llnatiag influence of his new wife, ments were made after the Com-jwaa necessary to preserve his -'of Wonsan port to stop a maraud- band of Reds striking mao.6 wic w f munists seized control of China, The ruling was in favor of Wolff's-daughter Mrs Elsie of O'Conor said. iMinneapolis. On her petition. Probate Judge_ Robert B. Henton of City of Parades T. C ancf Cotter Homecoming Celebrations Here Saturday Renville county named Paul Koibe, Bird Island, as guardian. This was upheld by District Judge C. A. Roll- off, from whose decision Wolff ap- oealed to the supreme court. Wolff was 80 years old when his first wife died December 24, 1947. They had been married for 57 U J A U. J.C11LU years and during tha, time had w said the situation was accumulated considerable prop- t nrided: 'By Adolph Bremer Winona will be a city of pa- rades tomorrow: There'll be two of 'em. The first one will start swing- up and down Third and Ft irth streets at 10 a.m. That'll be the homecoming pa- rade for the Winona Stace Teachers college. It's described as "massive and largest ever" by rtudent leaders: Seven bands, 18 floats, other marching units and ilags, one of which was imported from the Twin Cities. T h e r e'l 1 undoubtedly be many co-eds, too, and they'll get the major share of the at- tention. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock the Cotter High school parade takes over the down- town area. It'll1 have three bands, novelty floats and girls, plus such dignitaries as Mayor Cy Smith and Winona Queen Joan Vollmer. Having completed their pa- rades of strength before the citizens of Winona, the two stu- dent bodies will trek to the gridirons, where the best of their men will meet the foe. The T. C. Warriors take on the Mankato Indians at Max- well field at 2 p.m.; the Cot- ter Ramblers run up against St. Felix at p.m. Sunday at Jefferson. Me a n w h i le, homecoming events are in full swing at both T. C. and Cotter. The T. C. celebration will draw many alumni and former students back, tc the campus. homecoming queen will be crowned at Somsen auditorium. Her first official ..appearance will be a few minutes later, when the match is put to a big pile of inflammable materials at Maxwell Field. For the parade tomorrow, ac- cording to Chairman Eddie Barrows, the committee went out of town to get a flag. The committee wanted a Minneso- ta state flag, and discovered that their college, although a state institution, didn't have one. So a Minnesota state Hag has been imported from the capital itself. This flag and the U. S. flag will be earned at the head of the parade by a group of four veteran students. Your score card for the pa- rade: Colors-, Teachers college band, Queer, float, senior class, Winona High school band, In- ternational Relations club Apollo Club, A. C. E., Alma band. Prentiss lodge, Mendels- sohn club, Morey hall, Coch- rane band, Women's Athletic association, Silver Slopes Ski lodge, "W" club, Hayfield baud, Kappi Pi, Newmann Galdsville band, Wenonah Play- ers, Science club, Shepard hall, Mabel-Harmony band, and the College Cutups. After the parade, the com- mittee announced, tea- will be served to the visiting bands- men, and alumni and students be getting together for din- ners. It'll be open house throu- ghout the campus throughout the day. Win or lose, tomorrow night the T. C. alumni and students dance. Henry Burton and his orchestra will play for danc- ing formal attire at the armory from 9 to 1 o'clock. from the diamond mountains. That is 30 to 40 miles from the big east coast port where U. S. Ma- rines and infantry and ROK Ma- rines began landing Thursday. An American Marine battalion from Wonsan landed at Kojo. A battalion of South Korean Marines landed farther south to spring a trap around the terrorists, led by a Red Korean brigadier general. U. S. Tenth Army spokesman erty by their industry and thrift, including a 200-acre farm worth about They had three a son, and a son, Herbert, who died. The relationship between the father and the mother and Elsie was supreme court rec- ords reveal. Allen, not so fortun- ate, had trouble domestically and financially. As a consequence of his domestic troubles, it appears that the Lerums had cared for Allen's daughter, Barbara, since she was a baby. She was about ten years old at the time of the trial. Five Housekeepers not serious, but added: "There are more North Koreans behind us than ahead of us. They are coming out of the hills all down the coast raiding towns, holding up trains and generally annoying us." One unconfirmed report said Red raiders killed all villagers at Iri who had been friendly to Allied troop.s. town of Wo. The political committee also has combined Chinese Red-North Ko- before it a Bolivian resolution con- troops are in North Korea, demning intervention of one coun- rpHmmt. try m the .affairs of another to ef- fect a political change and an In- dian proposal to spend money sav- ed by reducing armaments on aid- ing backward countries. Two Sparta Children Die in Fire Sparta, two in- fant children of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wilcox burned to death today in a fire which destroyed the family farm home five miles east of here. The victims were John, Jr., two years old, and Caroline, one year old. They were asleep in a second story bedroom when the fire broke out about 7 a. m. Raymond Wilcox, 20, brother of _______ John, Sr., was cut and burned while Communist rescuing Mrs. Wilcox, who had col- lapsed in the basement. Both were taken to the hospital here. the 40th corps. Colonel F. E. Gillette, Cincin. nati, U. S. adviser with the South Korean second corps, said he was inclined to give the report "some credibility." Major General Jae Heung Second corps commander, specu- lated the Chinese Commu- nists might send forces across the Yalu river to take a huge Jap- anese-built, generator at Supung. It generates electricity for both Korea and Manchuria. Supung is on the border 52 miles southwest of Chosan, which is in South Ko- rean hands. "If we get that (generator) Man- churia has no he said. The Yalu river is the boundary between Korea and Manchuria. san. There was no estimate on the loss of life. A spokesman for the Marine First air wing said pilots had kill- ed Red raiders south of Wonsan in four days. Chinese Troops Doubted An Eighth Army spokesman at Seoul said he could not verify ports that Chinese Prior to the death of the first JJIOK frontline reports of facing Mrs. Wolff, she and her husband iarge forces of organized Chinese executed joint wills, stated to be Reds. He doubted if they were irrevocable, in which they had provided for Elsie and, out of Al- len's share of the estate, had pro- vided that Elsie should be paid care of Barbara. It understood rumor as far as I am con- cerned. I have not seen any." But reports that Chinese Reds for taking was also them that when the first of the parents died, the survivor would go to live with Elsie. When Mrs. Wolff died, .Wolff chose to stay on the farm. With the help of Elsie, he procured five (Continued on Page 11, Column 1} GUARDIAN true. A. P, Correspondent O. H. P. King quoted one high staff officer: "The rumor of Chinese Communists in North Korea is AS Ull 1 were fighting On the North Ko- hours ending at m. today. minimum. 4b. rean's side persisted. One Chinese Red prisoner was re- "Communists are fighting with the Korean Reds, but none has been confirmed. Many officers point out that many thousands of North Koreans were trained in the Chinese Communist army. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Generally fair and somewhat cooler tonight, lowest 42. Increasing cloudiness Saturday with occasional showers in afternoon or evening. High 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Maximum, 58; minimum, 46; noon, 58; precipitation, .02; sun sets to- quoted as saying two divisions ofjnight at; sun rises tomorrow (Continued on Page 11, Column KOREA Additional Weather on Page 11 Author Clement Wood Succumbs at 62 Schenectady, N. Y. Clem- ent Wood, biographer, historian novelist and poet, died last night in EUis hospital at the age of 62. His books included: The Green- wich Village Blues The Out- line of Man's Knowledge The White Peacock The Man Who Killed Kitchener Warren Gamaliel Harding An American Comedy (1932) and Her- bert Clark Hoover An Ameri- can Tragedy Ripe Olives (poems Among his later works, publish- ed in 1945, were Emily Dickinson, The Volcanic Heart, The Song of Sappho, and The Art and Tech- nique of Versification. Survivors include his widow, and a son.