Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Unseasonably Warm Tonight, Tuesday VOLUME 50, NO. 216 Corona Spells Less Eye Strain, Faster, Easier Reading FIVE CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 1950 PAGES 3 Drown Near La Crosse Strum Driver Fatally Hurt In 2-Car Crash Noble Hide Dies At Eau Claire of Fractured Skull Strum, Strum resident died today of Injuries suf- Republicans Hope To Gains 5 Senate, 25 House Seats By The Associated Press Politicians figure that the elec- tions a week from tomorrow may provide the closest decision on Con- gress in six years and the greatest fered Sunday afternoon in a two- j total vote ever recorded in a non- car collision on highway 53 year. "Red" McGowan of Norfolk, Va., (car 68) flies out of his midget auto racer as he rounds one of the Winchester, Va., airport speedway's sharpest curves. McGowan suffered numerous rib fractures and se- vere shock as the racsr hurtled out of control and struck the outside guard rail and rolled back on the track in the path or other oncoming midget racers. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) TODAY- Sileni Vote Big Factor By Stewart Alsop St. Louis, Mo. Observing the political goings-on in Ohio, Indiana, and here in Missouri, is rather Uke seeing the same play three times, King Gustaf V DcaJ, New King Takes Oath Stockholm, the first time in nearly half a century a new the ancient throne of Sweden today. Colorful and simple coronation rites relieved to some extent the gloom which settled on Sweden with the death of 92-year-old King Gustaf V. He died at a. m. yesterday alter a peaceful reign of nearly 43 years. To all effects and purposes, his son. Prince Oscar Frederik Wll- helm Olaf Gustaf Adolf has been Sweden's new monarch since that somber hour. But he took the royal Race for Control of Congress May Be Closest in Six Years south of the Eau Clalre-Trempea- leau county line. Noble Eide, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs, John Eide of Strum, driver off one car, died early today at Luther hospital at Eau Claire. A passenger, Richard Olson, 27, also of Strum, was in the hospital and in fair condition at noon to- day. A third occupant of the Eide car, Alvin Knutson, 30, suffered a frac- tured leg but was in satisfactory condition. He Is a brother of Hinsel Knutson who was fatally injured in a car accident January 1, 1949. The accident occurred about p. m. Sunday on a curve in the highway. Eide was driving his 1950 car south toward Strum when his vehicle collided with a northbound car driven by Otto Kuhnert, Eau Claire. The Strum man's car rolled more than 100 feet alter the impact and came to rest some 600 feet from the point of col- lision. All the occupants were thrown from the vehicle. The Kuhnert car, also a new Minimum claims from the Repub- lican and Democratic parties point- _ Predictions today from party officer, investigated The t his ln tue year said tire marks indicated Roosevelt's fourth with different actors in the main oath in a'state ceremony at 2 p. m. parts. The two principal parts are, of course, those of the Republican Incumbent and the Democrat Chal- lenger. The part of the Republican In- cumbent calls for a somewhat crotchety fellow, getting on in age. He is very gloomy. He sees doom just around the corner. He warns The new ruler will be 68 Novem- ber 11. At that time the government of I Socialist Premier Tage Erlander will resign to give the new sovereign the opportunity to appoint his own. He will probably reappoint the same government. The new queen, British-bom constantly of the menace of world Louise, is the monarch's second Communism. But just to add ajwife. She is a sister of Earl Mount- note of human inconsistency, his Senate record reveals that he has supported very spottily i.1 at all these measures designed to deal batten and a great-granddaughter of England's Queen Victoria. The new crown prince is a blond, curly-haired, four-year-old with world Communism. This Prince Carl Gustaf. His played by Tait in Ohio and Cape-1 father, the new ruler's eldest son heart in Indiana., is played here idled in an airplane crash in 1947. by Senator Forrest Donnell, ths crotchetiest of the lot, The put of Democratic Chal- lenger requires a younger and sleekc-r character. He is mcst cheerful. According: to him, prosperity is permanent, and world peace assured, thanks to Harry Truman's Fair Deal. But he is humanly inconsistent al- so. For even as he extolls the Fair Deal, he backs rapidly away from those domestic measures which specifically identify it notably the Bran- nan Plan and the Ewing- health plan. This part, played by Alexander Campbell in Indiana and, somewhat inadequately, by Joseph Ferguson in Ohio, is ;.ilaycd here, with consider- able fiair, by former Congress- man Tom Hennings. Although basically the same, the plot of this political drama is giv- en its individual twist In each state. In Missouri the plot is em- bellished by a fomiliar dramatic theme man's infidelity to man. Both candidates suffer from a cer- tain faithlessness in their own par- ty. The Republican infidelity to Donnell Is strictly a local matter. Here in St. Louis, the local Re- publican bigwigs have quite frank- ly .written Donnell off. They are Meanwhile the body of Gustaf V lay in Drottningholm palace, where he died. His democratic rule had been one of the longest in Europe and the longest in Swedish history. He had suffered from chronic bronchial catarrh for several years and took a sudden turn for the; worse on Friday. The date of his funeral will bej set by his heir. It will take place! after ten days but not later than' November 12, an official announce- ment said. King Gustaf will be buried in: Riddarholm church, last resting place of most Swedish kings. He will lie by the side of his wife, Queen Victoria, who died 20 yer.rs ago. Pipe Hits Head, Arcadian Dies openly instructing the voters in He was pulling the pipe with a rope the art of the split ticket how to vote for Hennings and at the same' time for local Republican candidates. This is sure to hurt DoiineU badly. He has also been hur; by a complex vendetta with- in the Republican organization, which has thoroughly disrupted the organization, leaving it short on money and leadership. Donnell has never, however, been an organization man, and he has never been strong In St. Louis, which he is apt to compare publicly and disparag- ing with the rural areas, where his real strength lies. In the ru- ral counties he has been cam- paigning with an energy rivaling that of Senator Taft. His cam- paign line is a familiar one throughout the Middle West the Truman administration is responsible for casualties in Korea, Communism, confusion, corruption, and the cost of Hv- (Ccntinued on Page 10. Column 4) ALSOP model, was slightly damaged. The driver was uninjured. Sheriff Charles N. Keilholtz and Maurice Scow, Trempealeau county traffic sheriff that Eide's car was in the left lane and that apparently Eide was try- ing to get back into his own lane. I Eide was born December 7, 1929, at Strum. Other survivors are two (brothers, Gerald and Paul, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Paul Eide of Strum and the other in Norway. Funeral arrangements are incom- plete, but rites will be conducted at St. Paul's church here with jurial to the church cemetery. U.N. Assembly Ready to Vote On Trygve Lie By Stanley Johnson based off-year record are on high registrations in many northern and some south- ern states. The previous record for a year in which there was no pres- idential campaign was in 1938. As for control of Congress, the least that G.O.P. Chairman Guy Gabrielson has claimed Js that the Republicans will pick up five seats in the Senate and 25 in the House. That minimum wouldn't be enough to take control (the G.O.P. would need a net gain of seven in the Senate and 49 in the House) but Gabrielson says he has found good reason to believe the actual re- sult will turn the trick with ease. On the other hand, the Demo- crats say their rock-bottom guess is they will hold their own in the House and pick up at least two Senate seats. They, too, have pre- dictions ranging far upward. The closest off-year election in of President Roosevelt's fourth term election. Then, the Republi- cans gained two seats in the 96- man Senate and lost 22 in the 435 man House. Two years later, the Republicans lined control of Congress; they lost It back to the Democrats in 1948. In other developments, as thei campaigning rolled into the last full week: 1. A Republican, headquarters spokesman said that the G.O.P. may let President Truman's poli- tical broadcast from St. Louis next Saturday go unmatched on the air. He said the party doesn't have the money to buy corresponding radio Willamette River flood waters swirled around these men as they worked to haul a truck to high ground from an area where fled homes near Eugene, Ore. The crest of the flood was moving northward toward Portland through rich farm lands today. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Oregon Floods Drive From Homes Bodies Taken From River at Brownsville Empty Boat Starts Search For Victims La. Crosse, bodies of three La Crosse duck hunters were found in the Mississippi river today by a commercial fishing boat dragging with nets. The victims were Keith Furber, 28, Nyle Peters, 24, and Rudie Glazer, 34. The search started bunday alter Paul Williams and Bob Peterson of La Crosse found- an empty boat partly filled with water and drag- ging its anchor on the Mississippi. The two towed it into a boat land- ing at Brownsville, ten miles south of here on the Minnesota, side. La Crosse county sheriff's office was notified and searchers sent to the area found a duffel bag filled vitb. decoys floating on the river. Dragging operations started last Sunday night and continued today. Because of the possibility the hree might have become maroon- ed on one of the many islands in he vicinity, the La Crosse ground- air rescue team was called out. Pilots reported visibility conditions perfect but no trace of the hunters. time. 2. Harold E. Stassen said in a Washington television appearance that neither he, Governor Thomas, E. Dswey of New York nor Gen- eral Dwight D. Eisenhower should be ruled out as possible candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952. "It's too early to say what anyone will do two Lake security years said Stassen, one of council today overrode Russian ob-j those Dewey defeated for the 1948 jections and decided to let the veto- free general assembly take up to- morrow a proposal to extend the term of U.N. Trygve Lie. Secretary-General King Gtistay V Milwaukee Police Guard Rennebohm Russia's Jakob A. Malik then told I the council the Soviet Union would not recognize Lie as the legal sec- retary-general If ths assembly ex- tended his term. The action took place at a closed- door meeting or the 11-nation coun- cil which has been deadlocked over the problem of Lie's future. Former Lord Mayor Of London Succumbs Cambridge, Eng. Sir Ar- thur Charles Davis, 72, lord mayor of London in 1945-46, died at his home near here Friday. nomination. 3. Republican members of a House committee which investigat- ed lobbying ir. Washington accused the Democratic members of issu- ing a report "designed to help the Milwaukee Police guarded Governor Oscar Rer.nebohni Sun- day night while investigating a report that a man had tried to send him a telegram telling of a threat to his life. Fourteen officers were posted at! Arcadia, Kube, 47, Arcadia plumber, who was struck in the head by an iron pipe Friday, died at a.m. to- day at his home. Mr. Kube was injured at work. when the rope broke and the pipe hit him on the left side of the head. His condition was good until mid- night Sunday when suddenly be grew worse. Born April 12, 1903 at Arcadia, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kube, he married Ha- zel Larson of York, in 1930. Sur- viving are Mrs. .Kube and t.hrse children, Franklin, Alice and John, at home. Also surviving are four brothers: Frank, Arcadia: Alfred, Racine; Walter, Lake Mills; Clarence, Bald- win; and one sister, Miss Friede Kube, Eau Claire. His parents, two sisters and one brother are dead. Funeral services Wednesday at will be held a.m. at the home and at 10 a.m. at St. John's Christ Lutheran church here; the Rev. George Muedeking offlfiating. Friends may call at the home. Kube graduated from the local high school in 1922 and lived to Arcadia all bin life. He was widely known in the area. Bus Crash Kills 13 in India New Delhi A bus filled with holidayers plunged hundreds of feet down a hill near Dalhousle, Punjab, yesterday, killing 13 and seriously injuring five. Eau Claire Building Burns Eau Claire, two-Story brick building in the downtown area was gutted by fire early today with damage estimated at Fire Chief Oliver Books made the building was "a total loss." One fireman was injured as three Eau Claire companies battled the blaze for five hours. The injured man, Marshall Mikisell, 24, suffered first degree racial burns and an in- jured back when he fell backwards downstairs as a flashback burst in his face. He was hospitalized for treatment but released later. Four persons living in apartments in the second floor of the build- ing escaped without injury after the alarm was turned in about 10 p. m. The building housed a jew- elry store, bakery, drugstore and restaurant on the first floor. Chief Two Persons Drown; Heavy Rains Send Creeks Over Banks Chinese Troops Join North Korean Forces Portland, Storm-swol- len rivers that drove persons from their southern Oregon moun- tain valley homss spilled seaward today. Their crests threatened new flooding of downstream lowlands. Two persons have drowned and estimate and said in his opinion the one man is missing in the weekend flooding. Scores of Oregon-Califor- nia borderland towns and cities are isolated. Many rural families are marooned. By The Associated Press Seoul Two Red ported made up mostly of Chinese Communists drove tonight en the Korean east coast city of Ham- hung, far behind the slowing Allied advance toward the Manchurian border. South Korean Eepublican offi- cers stvid the counterattacking force numbered more than men and was 30 miles northwest of Hamhung. The Reds were re- ported well-organized and full of fight. This development came shortly after a U. S. Tenth corps spokes- man said two Chinese regiments were in action in the same the first official word that a size- The rivers burst their banks early j able Chinese force was helping Sunday when an overnight deluge the desperate North Koreans. .1 nn trto TTftm dumped three and four -HO ntl Commenting- on the Hamhung inc s [report relayed by A.P. Corre- rain into headwaters of streams Upondent Bern Price the Tenth swollen by four previous days of Pacific-bred storms. Oregon National Guardsmen were on duty at stricken Myrtle Creek and on alert orders at Roseburg. Red Cross flood.relief volunteers leftists who are running for office ed in the restaurant basement. oHvniruct-.raf.ln-n t.lnkets." The sheltered about last night in on administration tickets." The Democrats had said, among other things, that in lobbying "organized business far outspends other in- terests." Servicemen May Vote 4. The Defense department re- ported it has set up a system to help servicemen away from home to -vote by absentee ballots. Offi- cers have been assigned to see that application cards for such ballots are delivered to the men. 5. A survey of "fringe party" candidates showed a big drop in progressive party nominations this year. Whereas it put up nearly 100 candidates including Henry A. Wallace for president two years ago, this year it has only 22 running for office. 6. Backers of Senator Taft (R.- Ohio) for re-election said at Cin- cinnati they would welcome an in- vestigation of Ohio campaign ex- penditures. Taft's Democratic op- ponent, Joseph T. Ferguson, had proposed an inquiry. __________ Anti-Red Forces In Indo-China May Be United Washington Anti-Commu- nist allies of the French in Indo- China are expected by American officials to be reorganized soon in- to three national armies with an ultimate total strength of r more. The military reshuffle has been favored by the United States to ielp cope with Moscow-trained Ho formants forecast an announce- ment from Saigon and Paris pos- radio station WTMJ while he made a political speech and two detec tives followed him to dinnei later and then to Madison. The unidentified man, police said, telephoned the local Western Union office Sunday and started dictating "a telegram to Renne- bohm at Madison. A company spokesman said it told of a threat to the governor's life if he came to Milwaukee. The woman taking down the tele- phone message conferred with an- other employe briefly when she re- alized its import, and when she re- turned to the telephone the man had hung up, the spokesman said. Police said the telegram might be the work of a joker or crank. Ren- nebohm actecit unconcerned and said he had received many threats in the mail but this was the first time anyone had tried to telegraph a warning to him. The Western Union spokesman said federal law prevented making the telegram's text public. The chief executive made' his Scheduled talk without referring to the incident. He spoke on behalf of the candidacy of Walter J. Kohl- er, Jr., Republican nominee for gov- ernor. Rennebohm is not seeking re-election. el Eggs sibly within the next few days, that 35 Cases Spilled In Car-Truck Crash Preston, Minn. About 35 cases of eggs were scrambled, a couple dozen chickens suffered severe shock and a car and a truck were damaged extensively in a traffic accident near here Saturday night, All in all, it was quite a mess. The accident occurred at about m. Saturday and involved a car driven by Ervln Harm of Preston, and a Musser Company Produce truck driv- en by Francis Hanson, Lanes- boro. According to Deputy Sheri3 Walter Kruegel of Preston who Investigated the accident, the two vehicles sideswiped on a curve on highway 16, one and one-half miles east of Preston. Both the car and the truck, laden with a full cargo of eggs and chickens, skidded into the shallow ditch at the edge of the highway after the impact. One-half of the load of 70 cases of eggs was smashed and seven crates of chickens were thrown off the truck when it plunged into the ditch. Deputy Sherifl Kruegel and the state highway patrol direct- ed traffic past the accident scene for nearly one hour until the conglomeration of broken eggs, distraught chickens and damaged vehicles could be cleared away. Damage to the car has been estimated at and to the truck, he Eugene, Ore., area where Sher ff Tom Swarts had issued a general evacuation order for all Williamette( river lowlands In Lane county. Some were taksn from their homes in rowboats to shelters in nearby Springfield and Eugene. Red Cross Aids Another more, the Jhi Minn's revolt. Diplomatic; in Red Cross scurried yes- .erday to higher ground along the jmpqua river valley. The Red Cross at Roseburg, Ore., center of the stricken sector, said these bad been housed at Winston, at isolated Mryfle Creek and in Koseburg. Roseburg's plight wss declared a Hood emergency by the Red Cross and supplies- and staff aides were rushed there from other West coast cities. The city of Grants Pass was iso- lated. Businessmen had sandbagged store fronts Sunday when the wild Rogue river swept into the main street. There was no evacuation re- ports in that city but State High- way Resident Engineer J. G. Brom- ley described the flooding as the worst since 1927. it has been put into effect. The anticipated immediate At a rural area south of there, re. 89-year-old Charles Moline was suit is to shift more prestige and authority from the French to for- mer Emperor Bao Dai, chief of the new state of Vietnam, and the kings of Laos and Cambodia. The reported plan is to give them com- mand of their own forces, which would fight with the French as equals and allies rather than as colonial subordinates. All this Is calculated to mean wider popular support and higher morale, and later on more man- power, for the American-support- ed fight to keep strategic Indones ia out of Communist control. The State department has been follow- ing the policy of promoting non- Communist Asiatic nationalism. Meantime despite the French re- verses along the Red China bor- der, American diplomatic officials say they are cautiously optimistic over prospects for halting Ho's ad- arms are being sped to the new fighting front under priorities sec- ond 'only to shipments to Korea. The French aircraft carrier mude reached Daigon at the week- corps spokesman said it "is basic- ally on the right track but the units in mention are larger than our information indicates." Situation Serious Thus it still was not clear wheth- er the South Korean report on the number of Chinese was exagger- ated. However, Americans In the Korean Military said Price reported that a captured Korean Red officer said the at- tacking force was under orders to capture Hamhung a huge one- sna'tched to safety by a boat crew just before his cabin was washed away. Crescent City Isolated Crescent City, Calif., was isolated Sunday and passengers of four buses and over a 100 cars were stranded there. They were fed in churches and housed in a Boy Scout building. A parachute drop was planned today to get food to about 50 families isolated at Douglas park there. Highways in a vast area were severed by bridge washouts, fallen trees and landslides. Oply one main trunk route linked Oregon and Cal- ifornia. U. S. highways 99 and. the coast U. S. 101 were under water in a dozen places. Buses were held a1 terminals and some trains delayed by slides yesterday. The victims were Hollis McGuire, 39, Placer, Ore., who died after be- UVil AUA vance along the new defense line ing pulled from the debris of in the Red river valley. American smashed bridge and Mrs. Leona Higgins, 62, who drowned in the rampaging Coquille river near the Oregon coast. Motorist Lester Howe, Myrtle Point, was missing' in the same river after a car plunged into JJlUUe TT KjrtV, end with several score American the flooded stream. His companion, Iwar planes and other weapons. Weber Mast, was rescued. Advisory Group they considered time chemical center by Wed- nesday. There still was no indication whether this was considered open intervention by Red China in the Korean war. Other official spokes- men earlier disclosed some indi- vidual Chinese had been captured. That was not regarded as inter- vention. The most critical area in the blazing northwest front was near Onjong. U. S. tanks and artillery were rushed there to help the Re- public of Korea (ROK) Sixth di- vision. This is about 45 miles south of the border. More than Communists, reported to include some Chinese, chewed the division by one-third fa three days of fighting and forced it to flee in disorder. Reservoir Sought But the Chinese regiment report- ed by the Tenth corps spokesman was pin-pointed in action in north- east Korea, south of the big Cho- sin hydroelectric plant reservoir about 40 miles south of the Man- churian border. The plant supplies vital electric power to Manchuria. The ROK Third division was (Continued on Page 10, Column 2) KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity fair and unseasonably warm tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 54, high Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73; minimum, 48; noon, 73; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 2t hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 61; noon. 74; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15.