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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Tonight and Thursday VOLUME 5G, NO. 170 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES Truman ize to Marines Florida Hurricane Kills 400 Homeless, Cedar Key Area Hardest Hit Storm in Tampa Area With Winds Near70M.P.H. Miami, Flu, Two persons .were dead and more than 400 homeless ;oday in tee wake of a i tricky gulf hurricane that still loit- ered in the Tampa bay area. The storm was drifting slowly i southward at about four miles per hour, apparently losing some of its force after lashing the middle Flor- ida gulf coast with :i25-mile-an- hour winds. It had doubled back after stall- Red Plane Unarmed, Russ Say London Russia asserted a! bomber shot down by a United Na-' tions fighter patrol Monday was an unarmed Soviet plane on a training i flight. The assertion was made in a statement to the United States broadcast by Moscow radio. The statement claimed the plane carried "neither bombing nor tor- pedo armament." It said the plane wa; flying "from Port Arthur to the area of Hai- ,Yun-tao island, part of the frontier jot Port Arthur military base and situated 140 kilometers (about 87 miles) from the shores of Korea." The note declared the plane "without any grounds or pretext was attacked and fired on by 11 fighters of the United States mili- tary Air Force." The note described the action as an "outrageous violation of gen- erally recognized rules of interna- tional law." It demanded a "strict investiga- tion" and "punishment of the per- sons responsible." It also asked for ing all day yesterday in the Cedar "compensation for the loss jKey area, where its greatest flam- by the death of the crew consist- iage was reported. Winds near the ing of three and of the de- I center were estimated at 70 to 75 struction. of the Sioviet plane. Nixon, center, of Seattle, Wash., nutional commander of the Marine Corps '.eague, speaks emphatically today u he discusses President Truman's letter about the corps "propaganda machine" in Washington with Harvey Helman, left, of Endicott, N. Y., and Mrs. Helen Rogers of Meridan, Conn. Nixon called the letter au insult to the Marines. Helman is head of the league's York department. Mrs. Rogers Is president of the league's auxiliary. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) TODAY- Yanks Get Red Tanks In Korea City Council Delays Rent Control Vote By Adolph Brenier What one alderman described as "one of the hottest issues in town" was carefully laid- aside untilnext November by the city council last night. This hot issue, according to Second Ward Alderman Joseph Krier, By Joseph Alsop With U. S. Forces in Korea The tank stood on a high bluff, overlooking a flat green valley with eroded, scrub-covered hills i beyond. Near the tank, in a foxhole j there was the usual ineffec-[ tual sniper fire sal the lieuten-i ant colonel. A spare man in hard1 condition, he still looked drawn and weary, which was understand- able, since he had just lost most of his battalion. The battalion had been ut- terly over-run In the assault on the 2nd division position which began the current crisis in the Korean fighting. By the most lavish use of manp'ower to breach the tenuous Ameri- can line, the enemy had torn a seven-mile hole in our front. But because cf extreme short- ages of transport, artillery and even ammunition, the North Koreans had been unable to exploit this great success, be- ing halted where we were by the regimental engineers, cooks and bakers, with 200 divisional clerks in reserve. These ill-assorted infantry men held our bluff and the neighboring high ground. Between bouts of serving as as- sistant target spotter for the tank, the weary lieutenant colonel al- most volubly tried to explain what had happened to his outfit, which to of combat. Occasionally the deafen- ing roar and flash of the tank's big gun interrupted him, but al- ways he continued again, in the same flat, unemotional voice. What had happened was really very simple. Shortly af- ter its arrival in Korea, the 2nd division had been hurried into the line, on the Naktong River, to permit the exhausted thrice-decimated 24th division to go at last into reserve. The line to be held was appallingly IC'IIR. 'We had to spa.ce the fox- holes every 60 yards along the the lieutenant colonel explained. "But even then we were all separated on four lit- tle knolls, with no one holding the draws in between" then in a louder voice to the tank crew, "Why don't you try that clump of trees on the big The tank gun roared three times. A smoke cloud covered the little tree clump, then feathered slowly away. A file of engineers moved out, very visible against the green ridge, to try to attack the hill. To cover the assault, shells sang over- head and thudded into the enemy positions from artillery in the rear. Still scanning the hill through his field glasses, the lieutenant col- onel continued. At first it had been very quiet for his battalion in the line, for (Cotninued on Page 9, Colnmn 2.) ALSOP i is rent control. By present federal law, rent control will expire in miles per hour with gusts even j higher. Squalls covered most of northern and central Flcrida. Aid was rushed, to the stricken Cedar Key Florida Highway i Patro: Captain Olin Kill estimated between 400 and 500 were home-i less. A convoy of six trucks left Turner Field at Albany, Ga., With C and K rations for 800 persons, j: Rush Supplies One tank truck carried a supply of water and others hauled 100 cots and 250 blankets. A doctor and three medical corpsmen were in the convoy, sent by Third army headquarters in Atlanta. The Red Cross and National Guard rushed in emergency food, fresh milk and drinking water frcm Gainesville, 52 miles to the northeast. The hurricane thrased Cedar Key with winds estimated up to 125 miles per hour throughout the day. All 200 buildings in the com- munity were damaged and 75 per iient of them were wrecked. The town of 900 was without elec- Pilot Killed In New Jersey Crash Landing Teaneck, N. J. A craft Bonanza plane crashlanded in a residential street here last [killing the pilot and injuring a (passenger critically. Dead was Thomas E, Heaton, of Pittsfield, Mass. Kenneth 32. also of Pittsfield was taken to the city of Winona December 31 jtricity or drinking water. Trees and i UNLESS the city council takes ac-! telephone poles were down and de- 1 ciuttered the roads. Bridges were damaged and causeways lit- tered with seaweed and broken tion to stop it. Even though it's a hot issue, Alderman Krier left no doubt about------ where he .stands: He doesn't want it.ltimbers. As a matter of fact, not a single The town's small fiber factory had been piece? in so te.rlbly chopped its first experience .one of the nine aldermen spoke up I for rent control last night, although all didn't offer an opinion. Decide Against Bearing The aldermen were thinking having a public hearing the November 20 when they make a decision on rent control but decided not to, out of fear for a "lot of as one alderman put it. One of them guessed that only those who want rent control would be present at such a hearing. What prompted last night's dis- i was a letter from Stuart director of housing, and was damaged and its fishing fleet of 100 boats was sunk, some can -j. i1 i i Wilttb J.HIL U t l50 isu to -w iisning Main, Broadway Street Corners To Be Rounded The corners at Main street and Broadway will be rounded, to per- mit faster and easier turning, and Third and Main streets will prob- ably have stop-and-go signals. The city council last night voted to open bids September 18 for pull- ing back the corners of Main street and Broadway about seven feet. Aldermen reason that rounding the corners will permit faster and easier travel, particularly bjr mot- orists turning off Main street onto Broadway. They discussed at length, again, the need for additional traffic sig- nals, and ended up by informally agreeing; to authorize City Engi- neer W. O. Cribbs to prepare plans for signals at Third and Main streets. Traffic Survey Asked The city had asked the Minne- sota department of highways to make a traffic survey to determine what Third street intersections (or Counterattacking American and South Korean forces on the northern front a) have driven Red guerrillas out of Yongchon and have battered back northward from Kyongju, southwest of Red-hsld Pohang. In the Taegu area (2) where British troops are now in action, Allied forces consolidated their positions and beat back two attacks down the "bowling alley" corridor north, of the city. In the south (3) Yanks and Marines continued to advance against the Yongsan bridgehead. In the Haman area, Reds were balked in an attempt to infiltrate U. S. lines. Reds were reported massing in force. in the south sector. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) New Red Thrust At Taegu Slowed U. S. Air Attack Strives to Bolster East Seacoast Line By Russell Brines 'Serious But Not Disastrous Washington The De- Tokyo Allied troops- re-j fense department described the took Yongchon Wednesday In counterattack that stopped Red! Korean thrusts at Taegu and re- gained some lost ground. But the Reds threw Si new Rus- sian-made tanks on the northern and eastern Korea battlefields where new U. S. Patton from the {or the state 'uin. jnesota, who pointed out the pro- had just taken off visions of the present rent law: of the crash. The plane :from the nearby Teterboro airport on the way to Pittsfield to pick up and boat houses bowled over in the crystal river area to the south. Torrential rains fell and tides were abnormally high. Two Electrocuted Both deaths attributed to the hurricane were caused by electro- cution. E. J. Cosgrove, 32-year- old oil company official, was elec- trocuted while trying to remove a fallen wire from his backyard fence at Tampa. Mrs. Hattie Ker- sey. 25-year-old mother of three, By council action, rent control can was killed when she touched a live be extended to June 30, 1951; other-jwire while helping her husband an- That the council talking James Carey, administrative jt will expire December 31, 1950.Ichor their house trailer at Jac.kson- man of the International Union first Ward Alderman Loydelville. Elsctrical Workers tC.I.O.) and Business Agent John H. Callahan of the Holyoke, Mass., local. The two men. who were to fly to Washington for a conference on the General Electric strike situation, started by auto when they received and buiid a little home." word of the crash. Main and at Third and Lafayette. Mayor Cy Smith recalled that several years ago the police de- partment had recommended those two installations. Agreement Not Signed On the Main and Broadway ad- vertising. Fourth Ward Alderman James Stoltman asked that further rounding of the West Broadway curve be included in the same ad- vertising-. The council asked the city engineer, instead, to study it. At the insistence of Second Ward _ i _ i Alderman Henry Parks, Street ea_riy_Tuesday andjjn- CamrnJ3sionel. Thomas Oile agreed to paint the downtown parking markings again this summer. In other business City Attorney Harold Streater reported that the agreement with the North Western Pfeiffer, summed up' the situation! The hurricane whipped across this way: "Those who rent, are Cuba Friday night, it; ;hose who have places to thrashed Key West Sunday morn- are against it." He did, however, ad-jjng and then wallowed up the gulf vise that "if you're paying too muchjcoast. It came to a standstill off about the intersections: Third and Main? Third and Lafayette? Third and Center? Council President William Theur- er was of the opinion that signals tanks made their war appearance 1 ---------.go. battle seemed immi- Allied side demonstrated advantage through airplane support. Good weather unleashed U. S. Fiftt, Air Force bombers and fight- ers on the enemy tanks. By dusk some Wednesday Red" tanks were I ally drifted southward again, mov- Fourth Ward Alderman Robertjlng inland toward the east of Tarn- should letjpa. are places! Meanwhile, a great hurricane Reds Torture U. S. Captive work themselves out in six months." Alderman Krier declared that the law "was written wrong in the first! With U. S. 25th Division, what applies in Witnesses said the red and silver Prondzinski believed "we should letjpa. single-engined plane circled the "t He sald ,a.r.e ?.lafsi parade ground of the Teaneck arm- for rent alld lts "'1'jwas centered in the Atlantic about orv drotroed a flare and then to get increases under 570 miles northeast of Nassau, Ba- tinued a few miles'before crashing I the present law. He said that part of jhamas. It had winds of 150 miles at an intersection near the difilculty stems from the fact an hour near the center with hur- rlistrict itllat many landlords are un- ricane force winds extending out- familiar with the procedure. 'ward 100 miles from the center and I Removal May Aid Building force winds covering another Alderman Prondzinski indicated 1300 miles. he believes rents would go up somej it was expected to continue a jif rent controls went off, but "they'djsiow movement and ships were cautioned to avoid It. Boone Car-Truck Crash Kills 3 Boone. Iowa, A car-truck collision near here today brought death to three persons and injuries to a fourth. The dead: Mrs. Etta Babbie, about 65. Per- ry, Iowa. Alfred Sisk, 67, Sidney, Indiana, driver of the car. Mrs. Alfred Sisk, about 65, wife of the driver. warmer tonight andl Hospitalized here with a broken Low tonight 55, high ann and other injuries was Mrs. u t J, knocked outr-ten destroyed and should be installed Third cjamaged by aerial attack. Nlght "fightel.s arlcj bombers con- tinued the attack Wednesday night. Fohang Falls to Reds But the Allied eastern sea an- chor line on the 120-mile Korean warfront had collapsed. That al- lowed Communist troops and tanks to spew toward Taegu, hub of the northern and western front, and southward toward Pusan, chief Al- lied port in the southeast. Pohang. No. 2 Allied port on the Sea of Japan coast, fell to the Reds. Allied fire bombs in Wed- nesday's air attacks set the city aflame. It has changed hands twice; in the ten-weeks-old war. Yongchon, a major battle goal 20 east of Taegu, was seized by Communist guerrillas Tuesday. It was retaken by an Allied coun- (Continued on MAIN STREET II, Column 3.) situation in the northeast sec- tor of the Korean battle front an "serious but not dis- astrous." Briefing officers at the Penta- gon said there had been no general breakthrough by the Korean Reds. Propaganda' Claim Rouses Ire in Congress President Confers With Cabinet on Pacifying Move Tru- man is considering sending a letter to the Marine Corps league in an effort to stem the furore and bit- terness arising from his crajks about the Marine Corps. It was learned today that Mr. Truman is disturbed by the reac- tion to his assertions that the Marines are the "Navy's police 'force" and have "a propaganda 'machine that is almost equal to Jj Stalin's." He conferred at length about it with members ol the House staff this mo_rning. Protests were pouring; in to his office over his statement, made in z. letter to a congress- man who had suggested that the Marines have representa- tion on the armed forces joint chiefs of staff. It was learned that the White House meeting discussed the ad- visability of a letter. Some of Mr. Truman's staff urged a blanket apology to the Marines. The Marine Corps league opened I its annual meeting in Washington I today. Rank and file members were hopping mad at Mr. Truman. Some (talked of throwing him out of membership in the league. But national officers were trying to hush the whole tiling up. National Commander Clay Nixon, who was demanding yesterday that the President apologize, told re- porters today that he wants to consider it "a closed issue." Nixon said a resolution had been, proposed to "throw the President out of the league, and things of that but that he would try to quash anything along that line. The President chose an odd time to write to a Republican congress- man, chiding; a ssrvict around which {has. .grown., something akin to legend. It came in an election year, on the eve of a convention of the Ma- rine Corps league. In the midst of a war in which the Marines are fighting-. Also, the letter followed closely on series of incidents which had showed up sharp di- vision between White House think- ing and that by some high mili- tary officials. The President's comment about Marine "propaganda" was con- jtained In his answer to a request 16-Day Pheasant Season in State To Start Oct. 21 St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota will have a 16-day pheasant hunt- ing season for cock birds only start- ing October 21. Hunting will be permitted in the southern third of the state with limits set at three cock birds per day and six in possession. Shoot- ing hours will be from noon to sun- set each day through November 5. The slate conservation depart- ment, set the season on ruffed grouse and sharptailed grouse from September 23-November 5, inclusive, with hunting zones in the northeastern section of the state, jv-v, Ruffed, grouse limits are five birds 'Fantastic' Washington W) Senator McCarthy whose Marine corps career reached from buck private to captain during; XVorld War U, told the Senate that President Truman's letter describing the corps as naval policemen wu "fantastic and unpy.irlotic." McCarthy said, "If it is possi- ble to sabotage the morale of fighting men, he certainly has sabotaged the morale of the Marines out there fighting." by Representative McDonough (R.- Calif.) for equal representation of the Marine corps in the joint chiefs of staff. In turning down that idea, the President said "The Ma- rine corps is the Navy's po- lice and as long as I President that is what it will remain.' He added, how- ever, "nobody desires to belit- tle the of the Marine corps." The Marine corps retained an official and discreet silence, not al quarters, labeled Ajkfin _ per day, ten in possession and on, "indiscreet, incorrect npr HRV ftnrt eiffhti _ terattack Wednesday morning. I in possession. sharptails, four per day and American sergeant escaped from Korean Reds who used him ES a human shield. He came back today to tell of hearing a buddy scream for four he died of torture. Master Sergeant Clarence Jacob- son and another soldier heard, but did not see, the death of their com- panion. The two were hidden under a hay stack. The tortured man kept scream- ing, "please kill Jacobson said. This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no paper was published Monday, Labor day. The Repub- lican-Herald carriers will collect for only five days or 25 cents this weekend from all sub- scribers receiving their papers by carrier. doesn't apply here." He sei.d he knew of a six-room house that is renting for S32 a month. He indicated that is ridicu- ously loxv. Council President William Theurer said removal of rent controls might encourage building of homes be- cause many of the present rent ceil- ings are too low and give the renter a sizeable economic advantage. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS iscrepandes Reported In Treasurer's Story Winona and vicinity: somewhat Thursday. Thursday 82. LOCAL WEATHER Fair and Bertha Bills, also of Perry. Sheriff Steve Beaulieu said all Official observations for the 24 four persons were riding in the car hours ending at. 12 m. today: ;wUch struck the rear end of a Maximum, 82; minimum. .semitrailer truck. He said the In- noon, 73; precipitation, none; sun aiana couple and the Iowa women sets tonight at sun rises related.. They were reported morrow at have been en. route to St. Cloud, Additional weather on page 11. (Minn.., on vacation. trip. Chippewa Falls, District Attorney Marshall Wil- ey said Tuesday that lie detector and truth serum tests have un- covered "major discrepancies" Chippewa County Treasurer Warren K. Robarge's account of three attacks on him in a year. Wiley reported to County Board Ciiairman Clarence Baltz on the investigation authorized by the board after Robarge was found wounded on a rural road last July 27. Wiley said since the "dis- crepancies" developed Kobarge had changed his version ol the attacks "in major respects" but that he still maintained he was assaulted three times. Wiley did not explain the "discrepancies" or Robarge's "major" changes. The district attorney did state, however, that oowder from a .22 caliber autoloading life found in the treasurer's vault a few days ago matched powder found on Ro- barge's clothing and on the seat covers and driver's seat of his auto the latest attack. Robarge, who conferred with his attorney Tuesday, would make no comment on Wiley's disclosures. He said he might have a statement later. Wiley declared that Robarge "regrets he is unable to furnish authorities with essential and consistent information to re- solve the inconsistencies and contradictions" which had come to light. The district attorney said Ro- barge submitted voluntarily to the lie detector and truth serum tests which were administered at the state crime laboratory at Madison iMt week. Ho made no statement as to the future course of the investigation. Robarge was wounded in the hand, leg and side when found on the road July 27. He said three men beat him and burned his fingers with, matches the night of July 26 in a vain at- tempt, to iret him to open the vault in his office. They dump- ed him on the where he was wounded while grappling for a gun held by one of his as- -sailants, said the treasurer. The first incident occurred July 26, 1949, when Robarge said two masked men entered his courthouse office during the noon, hour, beat him and stole from the vault. The second was February 27 of this year. Robarge said he again was beaten by two men who took from his wallet when he wouldn't open vault. and uncalled Senator Thye (R.-Mian.) called it "shocking" and to Senator Hick- enlooper (R.-Iowa) it was "as- toundingly insulting." Senator Ke- fauver CD.-Tenn.) said it was a "vary unthoughtful letter." Fighting Marines Angry With Truman With U.S. Marines in Fighting Marines were angry and profane today on learning of Presi- dent Truman's remark that the Marine Corps has a "propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." None would be quoted by name on what their commander-in-chief had to sav. Their immediate reac- tion generally was stunned sur- prise. (They apparently got their first -word of the President's statement through war correspondents and the Army's service newspaper Stars and Stripes.) Most Marine officers were reluc- tant to comment on President Tru- man's letter to Representative Gor- don McDonough (H.-Callf.) which was made public in the United i States. The officers said they believed anything they might have to say might affect then: relations with other TJ.S. nghtlns forcM In Korea. ;