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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy, Somewhat Cooler What Spells Less Eye Strain, Faster, Easier Reading? VOLUME 50, NO. 217 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES ainst Winter Two Towns Captured By Puerto Rican Rebels By James Fowler San Juan, Puerto Guard planes and infantry launched a com- bined strafing and ground attack today on two towns held by U. S.-hatmg Nationalists who yesterday launched a revolt in ten Puerto Rican centers. Late reports raised the toll of the in the island's 28 Government forces opened fire from the skies and land on Jayuya, 50 miles southwest of San Juan, and Utuado, six miles northwest of Jayuya. Officers esti- mated 600 Nationalists were holding the two points. Eight fighter planes strafed the two towns before the ground attack. The land forces were armed with machineguns, bazookas and tanks. Officials said communications had been broken with both towns but a last radio message received from Utuado said a guard and po- lice detachment was besieged in the police station there. The rebel forces in Jayuya re- porledly were led by Juan Antonio Corretjer, principal aide of Har- vard-Educated Pedro Albizu Cam- pos, the Nationalist party chief. Trees Block Xcads The rebels felled trees across highways leading into Jayuya and awaited the assault by troops which was expected at dawn. Javuya was reported virtually de- stroyed by fire. The situation at Utuado. a town of six miles northwest oi Jayuya, also was confused. The government had no communica- tions with the town and did not know what was happening there. The area around Albizu Campos' home in San Juan resembled an armed camp. Police and guards- men surrounded the house and were waiting for a warrant be- fore going in to drag out the (33- year-old Nationalist leader. He ed- vocates complete Independence from the United States and once served six years In the penitenti- ary at Atlanta, Ga., for Insurrec- Sh'ots fired from the windows of hi.- home had kept police at bay 50 far. Police and guardsmen patrolled San Juan and kept strong guards at all bridges and public buildings. The revolt, which apparently had been planned for the eve of the November 4 registration for a vote on the island's new constitu- tion, broke out prematurely yester- day at Ponce on the south coast. It. quickly spread to other towns on the south coast, then to the cen- iral part of the island and finally ihe capital itself. Police reports gave this account: San Juan One policeman and four Nationalists killed when five rebels fired on the governor's pal- ace for 10 minutes. Penuelas, on the south coast One policeman, three Nationalists kllied. ponce One policeman, one Na- tionalist killed. Six policemen, one fire- man killed. Arecibo, on the north policemen and a civilian killed. At Narznjito, Arroyo, Utuado Quebradillas and Mayaguez there also was shooting and arson as the Nationalist? attempted to carry out their plans to seize police stations and postoffices. But not fatalities were reported from those places. Landtag Boats loaded with American soldiers form a picturesque pattern as they speed through the mine-infested waters of Wonsan harbor toward the North Korean east coast city. Yank sol- diers and Marines hit the beach to bolster Allied forces driving to- ward the Manchurian border. (A.P. Wirephato to.TJxeJRepuhacan-. Herald.) Higher Food Prices Seen For Next Year Consumer Demand Expected to Increase in Spring By Karl R. Eauman Washington Higher food prices maybe, the highest ever in prospect for next year, the Agriculture department said today. The department predicted that food prices, which have risen through most of 1950 with a fairly sharp upturn after the outbreak of war in Korea, probably will not ECO up much more before late win- ter. But in a report on the national food situation the department fore. saw "reinforced pressure" on prices in the spring and declar ed: "Accelerated consumer demand I for food, unless checked by anti- inflationary measures or other de- velopments, could push food prices by mid-year up to and even above the record level of toe summer of 1948." 1 While food supplies somewhatj I larger than this year's are expect-) 'ed, the department said the in- crease likely will be insufficient! to keep pace with greater consun- er demand for food. The economic controls law pass- ed by Congress after the outbreak] of the war in Korea prohibits price ceilings on farm commodities un- less prices go above the level of May 25-Junc 25, 1950, or parity, -..-hichever is higher. Parity Is a computed price declared by law to be fair to farmers in relation to prices they must pay for what, they buy. As the price of things the farmer buys goes up so does parity. While there was still no indica- tion that price controls on farm or other items are In anytime soon, officials were .expected .to urge that Con- gress broaden present rent control Reinforced Republican-Herald photos Members Of The Rolliiigstone volunteer fire department are shown above as they battle flames in the Raymond Arnoldy store in Rollins-stone. The fire was discovered shortly before noon today but was brought under control before it could spread to other nearby buildings. 2 Dead, 7 Missing In River Boat Blast Friars Point, Miss. With two known dead, salvage crews searched today for seven men missing in a violent Mississippi river boat explosion. The blast ripped open a gravel dredge near here last night and sent- a flaming fuel barge drifting down the river, dragging the tug Skipper behind it. They grounded on a river bend a few miles below. The series of minor eruptions backed by a terrific blast while the barge was alongside the dredge on a refuel- ing operation. One body was found near the dredge, which sank in shallow wa- ter. Another victim died in a Hele- National Forests five Perish In Oregon Valley Floods Portland, Ore. Muddy riv- er flood crests swept into broad products prospect authority. Housing Expediter1 Tighe E. Forester Lyle Watts reported yesterday I receding that national forests receipts vir- as fast as th had swirled na, Ark., hospital. Both were un- identified. Ed James of CaruthersviUe, Mo., owner of the Mississippi River Sand Gravel Company, said the dredge tug had a combined crew seven. His firm operated the dredge, j The company president, Glenn] Daulton, also of CaruthersviUe, said! in addition to the crew the tug after claiming five lives and leav-lhad picked up a Helena welder and ing untold damage In mountainihis helper to make repairs on the areas. Headwater streams that had driven people from homes Woods, who administers the rent control law, returned to Wash- ington yesterday after a series of conferences with local rent advis- ory boards across the country. Aides reported he will ask that Congress: 1. Eliminate a- requirement of the px-esent law that local communities take positive ac- tion if they want federal con- trols continued beyond Decem- ber 31. 2. Give him authority to re- impose controls over any area or any general class of hous- ing if he finds defense needs warrant It. Rent control is one of the items President Truman mentioned as needing action by Congress on its return to Washington. Except those areas which take affirma- tive action to continue controls un- til next June 30, all federal rent Chinese Reinforce North Korean Units Fireman Called To Own Store At Rollingstone By Gordon Holte Kollingstone, Minn. Raymond Amoidy is a member of the Roll- ingstone Volunteer Fire department. At about a. m. today, Ar- owns the Jack Sprat store the village fire alarm sounded, dashed out of the store and ran a block or so to the fire hall to answer the call for vol- unteers. When he asked breathlessly at the fire hall where the fire wan, fellow members of the department informed him that it was in Ar- noldy's Jack Sprat store. Believing a prank was being played on him.jers. Whether the prisoners are By Relman Morin MacArthur's Intelligence spokesman today con- firmed the capture of ten Chinese Communist soldiers in North Korea But he said the presence of organized Chinese units has not been estab- lished definitely. The spokesman said: "There has not been a sufficient evaluation of reports from com- mand sources in Korea to confirm that Chinese Communist forces in Chinese Communist organizations and under the direction of either North Korean or "Chinese Commu- nist general headquarters have taken part in this conflict." Chinese soldiers were taken pris- oner at Taechon, Unsan, Onjong and Taepyong, the spokesman said. The intelligence spokesman said headquarters is awaiting a definite statement from the U. S. Eighth Army and 10th corps cotnmand- Arnoldy turned to see 20-foot flames shooting from the store he had just left. As yet no definite cause of. the fire has been established, although it has been suggested that faulty wiring in the two-story frame struc- ture might have been responsible. The blaze was first noticed by James Kreidermacher who is em- ployed at a mill nearby. Lower Floor Kreidermacher turned in the fire alarm and the 30-odd members of the Rollingstone department led by Chief Harold Stoos managed to it could spread to the lower floor of the building. The roof, attic and second floor of the building were virtually gut- ceilings are scheduled to die at] wpv valleys oi western Oregon today jdredge. tually balanced administrative costs for the fiscal year ending June 30, out of their banks. Some commu- nities were still isolated behind i flooded roads and broken or un- Total receipts on the 152 national safe bridges. Many families in forests for the year were Watts said. Administrative costs, in- cluding fire protection, were listed at S33.837.145, Ws.tts explained that in addition to the administrative costs, funds were also spent for other purposes on the forests. Forest revenues include those from timber sales, grazing permits and various land uses. Approximately 25 per cent of the total revenue is re- turned to the states for use in the counties where the forests are lo- cated. Robbinsdale Man Knifed in Holdup A Robbinsdale man suffered critical knife wounds in a holdup behind a downtown theater last night. His assailant was captured a few moments later, but escaped after surrendering his identification to a foot patrolman. The patrolman fired several shots at him. Stabbed was Lloyd Halverson, 45, 3917 Abbott avenue North. He is in General hospital with deep wounds in his back and abdorr.en. Doctors fear his legs may be paralyzed. He saved his wallet and watch in the scuffle, which occurred behind the Palace theater, 414 Hennepin aven- ue. rural southern Oregon wen; ma- King George Loves Night at Movies London George VI R H nis night at the movies. Farmhouse Robbed Moorhead, Minn, (fP) Clay County Sheriff William Curran said today that an estimated in household goods was stolen from a farmhouse some time this Curran said a metal bar had been used to force an entrance. Baldock said damage to toads and bridges of southern Oregon's Rogue, Umpqua and Coquille val- leys may be the worst in history. Roads were undermined by the flash flooding after storms had That's what Britain's monarch told Irene Dunne last night after the royal performance of "The in which she stars as Queen Victoria, the king's great- grandmother. rolled in off the Pacific day and I A jam-packed crowd of ap- night for almost a week. The Weather bureau jplauded loudly and enthusiastlcal warned lly for the film and an elaborate that another storm was brewing i stage show featuring high Jinks by off the coast. It is due Wednesday. I top Hollywood and British stars. Experts Not Sure Of Making H-Somfc Washington Chairman Gordon Dean of the Atomic Energy commission says the United States has not yet de- termined whether the hydrogen bomb can be made to work, "We haven't completed our determination as to the feas- ibility" of the projected super- bomb, Dean said IP an Inter- view with the magazine U. S. News and World Report made public last night. Dean, who took over as chair- man, of the AEC last July, also reported that the nation's stock- pile of atomic bombs may be" useful even if they never are exploded. Their fissionable material can be converted to supply power "much more valuable than the gold af-'-Fort he said. The U. S. gold reserves stored nt Fort Knox are estimated to be worth more than Dean alos reported that this country is still "well ahead" of Russia in the development of the atomic bomb, but he said it would be ".foolish to minimise the Russian achievement." great who had just left school for'the noon in removing mer- chandise from the building. Goods from the store were passed along a chain of volunteers and re- moved to safety on a lawn of a house across the street from the store. The Rollingstone firemen had (Continued on Fage 15, Column ti) FIRE from organized Chinese Commu- nist units "is a decision of the commanding generals in Korea to make and we have had no official report from them." John Boettiger Jumps to Death From N. Y. Hotel New York John Boettiger, 50, former son-in-law of President Roosevelt, plunged to his death this :poru irom ineni. morning from the seventh floor of Several facts pointed strongly to Manhattan hotel. Final Victory Chinese Troops Among Captives Taken in North By The Associated Press Seoul Allied forces fought today against time and' mounting- Red resistance. A powerful United Nations army of men stretched across the spiny North Korean peninsula in forward areas, driving to end the war before win- ter's harsh blasts freeze the cam- paign into another year. An armored column of the U. S. 24th infantry division scored the only impressive gain in a day marked by bitter fighting on the arching, 250-mile northern penin- sula front- below the Communist Manchurian border. Chinese Communists were help- ing the North Koreans; how many no high Allied official would say. A captured Bed Korean officer said iwo Chinese divisions were attack- ing in northeast Korea. In Tokyo, an intelligence officer at General MacArthur's headquar- ters confirmed the capture of ten Chinese Reds in North Korea but said the presence of organized Chi- nese units had not been establish- ed definitely. Statement Awaited He said headquarters is await- ing a positive statement from high. Allied field commaviders. The offi- cer acknowledged that the Korean Reds are getting help from some- where, but added that it might be from North Korean "ghost" units held in reserve during the fall of Pyongyang, the Bed capital. "The continued appearance of tanks in these dwindling forces in- dicates the enemy still Is getting these supplies from across the Manchurian he said. It had been believed generally that if Bed China had intended to intervene In the Korean war it done so in September, when Allied forces still were south of parallel 38 dividing the penin- sula. (Unconfirmed reports to For- mosa, Chinese Nationalist, island stronghold, said the Chinese Bed 118th and 119th divisions of Bed General Lin Piao's Fourth army corps were fighting in Korea. Na- the possibility that the Chinese an exclusive Manhattan hotel. Police said be had been in a de- war and in force. They were: 1. The four areas where pris- oners were captured are fairly, widely separated. Therefore it) would appear that a considerable I force of Chinese may be operating in northern Korea. 2. Resistance has stiffened tre- mendously since Friday. The en- tire complexion of the fighting virtual parade to days and was under the care of a he awakened this to have the window ,nd him- resembling Seoul Ajma mother ot "Sistie" and "Buzzie" and Kumchon. 3, The sudden flurry of counter- attacks indicates that the North Koreans are again being directed from a general headquarters, that they have communications' and that there is a definite plan of defense. There was considerable doubt that they had any of these things after the fall of Seoul and certainly after the fall of Pyong- yang. 4. Intelligence did confirm that they have received reinforcements from somewhere. These might be "ghost units" of the North Korean army, the existence of which was suspected tefore but could not be confirmed, the spokesman said. self out. His body struck the side- walk below and he was killed in- stantly. Boettiger, a lifelong newspaper- man, was the divorced husband of Dall. Boettiger and Anna had one child of their own before the divorce, John Boettiger, Jr. Boettiger was a political report- er for the Chicago Tribune assign- ed to cover Mr. Roosevelt's second campaign tour when he met the President's daughter. The romance blossomed quickly. Boettiger left the Tribune, and af- ter the marriage became publish- er of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of the hearst papers. He left the P-I during the war to serve in the American military government overseas, and after the war returned to Seattle without re- suming his publishing position. He and his wife later went to Phoenix, Ariz. The couple was di- vorced two years ago. Milwaukee Woman Killed by Train Residents Of Kollingstone today helped carry merchandise out of the Arnoldy store when it was threatened by fire at noon today. While firemen fought the blaze in the upper story of- the building, store goods and fixtures were carried out by volunteers and left en the lawn of a house across the street. Milwaukee Mrs. Hedwig Fischer, 70, lost her life beneath a Milwaukee Road freight train Monday because she was hard of hearing, police said. The woman was walking home with her arms full of groceries when she crossed an intersection into the path of a train going five to eight miles per hour. Police said several men shouted warnings to Mrs. Fischer but she apparently failed to hear them. The train's engineer said he blew the wtiistle and shouted. Warning signals at the crossing were oper- ating, police said. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Somewhat cooler. Low tonight 52, high Wednesday 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12.m. today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 52; noon, 73; precipitation, none; sun. sets to- hight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 16. tionallst officials said the reports probably were true.) Chinese Prisoners A. P. Correspondent Bern Price reported that Chinese prisoners taken northwest of Hamhung told him they were rushed Into battle a week ago without rifles, but each with two hand grenades. The prisoners said they were former Nationalists who were put. to farming by the Chinese Com- munists, and den rushed Into the army and sent to defend North Korea against "American imperi- alists." The U. S. 24th division column skirted the British Commonwealth 27th brigade and raced northwest from Chongju through Sonchon to a point 33 road miles south of the border. The Americans are driving to- ward Sinuiju, in extreme northwest Korea and across the Yam river boundary from Antung, Manchu- ria. They captured Sonchon easily at noon Tuesday and pushed six miles beyond. Sonchon Is 17 miles northwest of Chongju, a rail and highway hub captured earlier in the day by the British Commonwealth brigade af- ter fierce street fighting. Close fighter plane support was given both forces. Kusons Captured On the Britishers' right flank, to the northeast, the 24th division's Fifth regiment captured Kusong, 34 ah- miles south of the Yalu. After a two-day battle the dough- boys entered the town in the wake of a bombing by six B-26s. The regiment had been forced to dig in two miles outside the city Monday. Kusong is one of the main gateways to the border, On the Fifth regiment's right flank, the U. S. First cavalry di- vision rushed tanks and artillery to salvage what was left of the Re- public of Korea (ROK) Sixth di- vision south of Onjoug. Most of the ROK Sixth and the badly-mauled ROK Eighth divi- sions were reported trying to re- group at Kujang, 18 miles east of Onjong and at Tokchon, 30 miles to the southeast. A U. S. Eighth Army spokesman said one Red regiment was coun- terattacking southwest from On- jong and that another had retaken Huichon. He said five Red attacks in 12 hours were thrown back northwest of Unsan, with Commu- nist dead "stacked up." Tax Warrants Out St. Paul Warrants totaling were sent today to the state auditor for payment to Min- nesota's 87 counties aid for schools. The payments represent the October oUstributiott of basic and equalization aid school year. for the 1850-51 ;