Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair Tonight and Friday VOLUME 50, NO. 171 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1950 ar Controls Truman Apology Unprecedented In U. S. History Letter Personally Handed to Marine Corps Commandant By Douglas B. Cornell Washington Tru- man made an unheralded visit to the Marine Corps league's meeting today and expressed hope there will never be "another misunder- standing" between him and the Marines. It was a personal and emphatic follow up to his apology of yester- day for his earlier "unfortunate" words about the fighting corps. The league gave him a standing ovation and applauded furiously when he said, with a grin: "You succeeded in enticing me over here." With his mir.d obviously on the furor over his description of the Marines as a "police force" with "a propaganda machine that is al- most equal to Mr. Tru man said: "There are incidents that some time appear almost as if it was the end ol the world at the time." but that eventually turn out to be for the good of country. Prompt Apology Then he added, that when he makes a "mistake, I try to correct It." Mr. Truman went on to express his resentment over "unfounded 1 attacks against certain men in the public service." He attributed those attacks to politics in connec- tion with the approaching Novem- ber election. He did not name those he said were victims of these "unfounded; and unjust" attacks, but he said the attacks were not aimed actual- ly at these men bui were '''direct attacks on the President of the United States." There has been criticism of Sec- retary of State Acheion and Sec- retary of Defense Johnson during the Marine convention. Mr. Truman walked In to the crowded room with a broad grin on his face. He Sept that grin un- til he started speaking. He turnet! serious when he ask- ed for their support In the Korean Fresh Korean Red attacks were, rolled back today as Allied troops braced for-a major attack on Taegu with defenders digging foxholes in the city. At the northeast, South Koreans and U. S. troops regained ground along the Kyongju-Yongchon highway Advances were made by American troops toward the. Naktong river 32 miles south of Taegu, west of Yongsan Reds were reported massing near Uiryong, underlined above. Reds held Pohang at the eastern and of the line but Allies still held the Pohang airfield. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Allies Beat Back Attack on Taegu Funds Asked For U. S. Price Control Office Organization Would Be Ready to Go By April 30 By Jack Bell Washington The adminis- tration has told Congress It needs to build up an organi- zation which would be ready by next April 30 to handle selective price controls. Chairman W. Stuart Symington of the National Security Resources board was reported today to have testified that a seven-point pro- credit controls, allocations and pri- orities will go into effect shortly! after President Truman signs the! mobilization bill passed by Con- gress last week. If the President approves the bill tomorrow, as expected, Symington has told the Senate appropriations committee the controls program will be put into effect Monday. No Present Need Although he said there is no pre- sent need for price-wage and ration- ing action, Symington told the j committee that of a i pending presidential re- quest will go toward building up a I new agency to handle price con- trols. "This estimate has been prepar- ed on the hope that adequate sta- j bilization measures, particularly revenue legislation and credit re- jstraints, will minimize the need, for j direct price and wage Symington testified. I The home front controls bill per- mits the President to apply price- wage controls either on a piece- meal basis or on nearly everything. Before he could invoke controls on any item, he would have to find that its price had risen "unreason- the May 24-June 24 Farmer Near Preston Killed >n Tractor Tips on Preston, Minn. A Bristol township farmer was killed instantly about 11 a.m. Wednesday when the tractor he was driving tipped over and crushed him. Killed in the mishap on the Ro'oert Bellingham farm, ten miles south west of here, was Lee Berning, 59. Mr. Berning was helping on an excavation for a house on the Bellingham farm, located just a short dis- tance from his own. The tractor tipped over backwards as Mr. BerrJng was driving it out of the excava- tion, it was reported. Funeral services will be held Friday at p.m. at the farm home and at 2 p.m. at t h e Greenleafton Reformed church, the Rev. William Kpl- enbyander officiating. Burial will be in the church ceme- tery. Heitaer's funeral service is in charge. Mr. Berning had been a dea- con at ihe church, for many years and was a member of its building committee. Survivors are Mrs. Berning: three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Lenora) Prinsen, Cherry Grove; Mrs. Eldon (Alma) Dornink, Greenleafton, and Mrs. Wiley (Eleanor) Thach- er, Bristol Center; two broth- ers, Friend, and Bert, Bristol township, and four grandchil- dren. ably' above level. By HasseU Brines Senators said the setup proposed by Symington apparently would pincers aimed at Taegu by Red Koreans I keep a continuing check on prices, j bribes. r ___ J-.Vm Kill ornilrl _ Loring Can't Be Called Incumbent' By Jack Mackay St. Justice Charles Loring of the Minnesota su- preme court cannot have the word "incumbent" printed after hi: name on the September 12 primary election because of a mistake in" drafting the so-called "alley" bill. Under the "alley" law enacted by the 1949 legislature, a candidate seeking the office of a district court judge or supreme court justice designate the person against whom he is running. Loring has been swamped by in- quiries from friends and especial- ly members of the Minnesota law- yers volunteer committee who are supporting him for re-election. They wanted to kiiuw why the pri- mary ballots do not carry the word "incumbent" in his case. All dis- trict court judges and associate justices have that privilege. To clear up the confusion, Chief Justice Loring gave an explana- tion of the circumstances that led to this situation in letters sent to members of his voluntary commit- tee. It developed that, through an inadvertence, the word "associate" was not deleted from the title of the bill. That's where the big mis- Lake Offids Found Guilty Of Taking Bribe Milwaukee John H. Kowa- leski, 47, former chairman of the town of Lake, was found guilty to- day of having accepted in were beaten back Thursday by Allied troops. Severe fighting raged all along the 120-mile Korean battlsfront. Some of it was fought by Marines and doughboys in harid-to-hand combat with bayonets and.clubbed rifles. Both sides lost heavily. Communist casualties in the flaming south- Under the bill, the President could I The verdict returned by a i take lies. Chapman Scoffs, Denies Having Any Red Ties war which he said he hoped would j western sector alone were put at the lay the foundation for the peace' which is his only aim in life. Unprecedented Move Mr. Truman went to the conven- tion hall at the Statler hotel with General Clifton B. Cates, com- mandant of the Marines. Also in his party were Charles G. Ross, presidential press secretary, and other aides. Mr. Truman had apologized in a letter given personally to Cates late yesterday. It was the greatest, display of presidential wordeating in recent American history. One immediate result was an ebbing away today of some of the fury over Mr. Truman's description f the Marines as simply a naval estimated force of on the front. A new North Korean drive on the U. S. 25th infantry division! Started with a terrific artillery barrage at dawn Thursday. The Americans there are defending thei southwestern approach to Pusan, j main Allied supply base 35 miles least of the roaring battle. U. S. Planes Active U, S. war planes pounding Red! tanks damaged or destroyed 65 in Washington Secretary days. Forty-eight were knock- the Interior Chapman, Out Thursday. The Reds moved backed by President Truman, deniedJ84 new Russian tfaiks into the line in bitter words that he has close Wednesday. J Symington askedfor only trial presided over by Circuit for priorities, allocations Arthur Kopp of Platteville. The judge deferred sentencing until later today when Kowaleski's at- Loring said, "contained no provi- sion for the use of the word incum- bent and related only to associate and district judges where were multiple vacancies, torneys will present a motion lori xitle of Bi1! a new trial. i "The title of the bill related to The statutory penalty for bribery! 'associate justices and judges of i-i one (o five years in prison or I the district court.' Although the a fine of to word 'associate' was unnecessary, Kowaleski was charged with ac- cepting three bribes, totaling from Raymond Betker, a garage operator, allegedly for using his fluence to obtain a zoning change on Better's garage property. Kowa- ileski denied the charge and ac- jcused state witnesses of entrapment. The former town chairman was arrested about midnight January 7, 1949, in Betker's garage. Witnesses it did no harm." Later, however, a provision was inserted in the bill which read: "If a justice or judge is a candi- date to succeed himsef, the word 'incumbent' shall be printed after his name where it appears among the candidates for the office." This Mrs. Orma Hamilton gets a hug from son Ronald, five, after she won the title of Mrs. South Florida and the right to go to Atlantic City to compete in next week's Mrs. A.merica finals. Her title was confined to South Florida because a recent rash, of hurricanes kept some contestants from, reaching the 'state finals here. P. Wire- photo to The Republican- Herald. Miss California Bathing Suit Beauty Winner was before it was introduced as a committee bill. police force with a "propaganda ties to Communism. A bjtter and inciacisive a sweeping arwe Kowaieski received machine that is almost equal to Sta-l Chapman went before the for the last northern Communists last mgnt payment of from Betker. lip's" I interior committee in a public hear-before Taegu between U. attempt to rcot out spies money was found on the That was the way he had sizedjing, to fire his reply to charges by Pirst cavairymen and the Commit-jsaboteurs- and credit controls. He said these would be handled by the depart- ments of Commerce, Interior and Agriculture. French Start Rounding Up Spy Suspects tm __ TT-pnrh nolirpi' sweemne drive aeainst for tbe state that "H er the chief justice had the worldliest with a song, dance, and corn- jauncnea a sweeping arive Kowaleski received the frnm rtminfcinir r. woman Atlantic City, N. J. California and Miss Connecticut won preliminary contests in the America pageant last night, Truman Set To Reveal Plan On Saturday Price.. Wage Control Agency Not Considered By D. Harold Oliver Washington Tru- man said today he wUl go on the radio Saturday night to tell the ns- tion what he has in mind in the way of homefront economic controls during the emergency. He said the plans will be pat into civilian iiands and added emphat- ically there will be no military dic- tator in charge. In making these statements at a news conference, the President reported the anti-inflation pass- ed by Congress is now being: an- alyzed by many federal agencies. He said he will answer i lot of questions about it in his radio ad- dress ever four networks Saturday at an hour still t'j be set. He ex- pects to sign the measure in a i few days. I Mr. Truman, in reply to cues- 'tions, said he is not now consid- ering setting up an independent agency to handle price and wage controls when and if needed. Mention of reports that W. Stu- art Symington, chairman of the 'National Security Resources board, would be the overall boss of home 'front mobilization drew from Mr. Truman the retort that it was the i first he had heard of that. Other Questions Dealing with other questions, the President said: 1. He considers the Marine Corps incident closed. This a reference to his crack for which he later. apologized, that the Ma- rine Corps is simply a Navj po- lice force with a "propaganda ma- chine almost equal to Stalin's.' 2. He wouldn't sign the McCar- ran Communist control bill now before the Senate if it comes to him. He said it was the old Mundv Nixon anti-subversive bill modified by Senator McCarran (D.-Nev.) to make it worse than it was be- fore. 3, Hs expects United Nations i forces in Korea to retake this week ground Ixt in the last few clays. He added there had not been any I material change in the front line I in the last ten days. i Just before the news conference, [the President went to (he Statler hotel to tell delegates of the Ma- irine Corps league that he hoped i there won't be another rnisun- j derstanding between him and the j Marines. I So. at the outset of the news con- Iference, a reporter asked President how he felt. Apparently surprised, Mr. Truman replied all what makes yuu ask that? but any of their' 52 rivals still beat tern m the finals. 17 other girls in a bathing suit con- :This provision in the bcdy of test. Renee Dianne Roy, 19, of the bill was broad enough to cov-1Hartford, Conn., won a talent con- up the leathernecks in a letter to i Senator Schoeppel Representative McDonough (R.- while he was testifying, Calif, i that came to light confidently told his day. His words blew vp a gale of counter criticism. Inists. Fifty arrests were made in the House news conference man will attacks White 11 Chap-1 WPTP within s'sht area Tney Reds were within s.gnt OI FoleS) Romanians and Spanish Republicans, an in- jlterior ministry source said. The President was worried. And him" into" little bits as other the 1 Quantities of radio equipment and late yesterday he called Marine j tacks, he said, have been Americans to ineir posi- materiai were seized. Commandant Clilton B. Cates itlons under heavy Red pressure. tne added. the White House and personally hnr, in Once_the In the Paris area 130 specially nv tVio-l- "rtoiratl handed over a letter that began: "I sincerely regret the unfortu- nate choice of language which I strong and close personal used in my letter to Congressman] between the Russian Soviet cause i police inspectors in 60 cars swooped down on the homes cf One cavalry regiment slugged itiprepared list of suspects. Many in their Marked money floor, but Kowaleski denied any l.iic tynuai-, 'and the present secretary of the out at close with the routed McDoiiousrh." inte-ior" Reds. I clothes. The raids were continuing! from the White House. Political Issue Even so. Republicans are to see to it that the country Units Fight j this morning. as sas sa s Interior department. itwo and four miles northeast have been prepaied against He said he believed SchoeppeljWaegwan, 12 miles northwest and maybe on into 1952. 'made the accusations in the hopejTaegu. charges face On Capitol hill, the incident was i of blocking passage of a bill pro-! A.P. Correspondent Bern Price cited as proof that the statehood for Alaska. reported the Allies rolled back (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) list, TRUMAN Chapman called the senator's statements "another instance of the Communist force that had smash-! ed through South Korean lines and! Wisconsin Phone Rate Hike Due Madison, IVis. Increased Wisconsin Telephone Company long distance rates for calls within the, state will go into effect September! I I use of the smear technique which j posed a sharp new threat to Tae- Ihas become the stock-in-trade ofjgu. 'little men in high places." j Soulh Korean forces were push- "Propagandists for Soviet eastward from Yongchon, a Force Takes Own Life Mt. Clemens, associate' been stricken from the edy monologue depicting a woman Loring explained, "but by trying to sell cosmetics, inadvertence this was not done. "As it stands the bill covers dis- trict judges when only one such judge is running for re-election and leaves the chief justice as the only supreme or district court judge in the state who cannot put the word knowledge of how it had come to be on the floor. G.E. Mediation Talks Begin Washington Government- sponsored peace talks in the C.I.O. strike against General Elec- tric opened today with a warning from Federal Mediation Director Cyrus Ching that the walkout is a members of his volunteer commit- 1 threat to the defense program and j tee can think of some way to incum'oent after his name when running for re-election. "A voter, when he sees the word 'incumbent' after the name of his own district judge who he knows is running for re-election and of the associate justices will natural- ly infer that no candidate for chief justice is running for re-election or has had experience in that of- Correction Sought Loring suggested that perhaps The judges who were assigned to talent rather than to bathing suite were not entirely cheated out of figure art. Miss Hawaii Dell- Fin Poaha of Honolulu present- ed them with a hula dance as her talent. Judges rate the girlsj on the bas- is of the preliminary contests, and also on the basis of personality as noted by judges at the daily break- fast table. The 15 with the highest totals will appear in final talent, in rnind. Mr. Trucien, smiling, said he always feels physically fit and if anybody didn't believe they should come up and take a try. Asked about charges by Senator Schoeppel (R-Kan.) that Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman had once belonged to Communist front organizations, the President said Chapman a-t the moment was re- plying to a Senate committee. He added when the cabinet officer is through the charges will explod- ed into little bits like many others like it made before. Asked for comment on a state- bathine suit competitions and evening gown on Saturday. But he made clear that he is against setting up a fact-finding board until every attempt has been made to settle the dispute in the joint mediation meetings between representatives of the company and the C.I.O. Electrical Workers Union. James 3. Carey. are not the who are skill-jkey highway junction 20 miles eastitenant Colonel'Roger 'Synnes, 34.1 chairman of the union, had sug- prt f Tlf> 115W ft I I.nP DIG! JlG. OntlD- -r rr1_ 4-Vin TSTn-r-fW Vnmi i no tinn fl. ed in the use of i man added. jof Taegu, which the North to the Tenth Air Porce at Conrad Lands jheld briefly Wednesday. Elements of the U. S. 24th divj- Selfridge Fit-Id, was found dead in gested earlier the creation presidential fact-finding panel in 30, unless the public service com-; mission disapproves. The company filed a schedule with the commission today, pro- viding for increased revenue of annually from higher in-j trastate charges. i The filing was in line with a P.S.C. order of August 7. 1930, which denied the utility a S6.000.000 per year boost in local rates, but gave permission to file a new schedule for long distance calls. A commission engineer estimated the increase would approximate 18'i per cent. Staff experts will study tue schedule and the inission will either approve company plan or one the staff coulii recommend under P.S.C, regulaticcs. celan Max Conrad, former Winonan making "vacation flight" to Europe in a light plane, was in Iceland tnday. His representatives in New York said he landed Keflavik airport at a. m. (E.S.T.) yesterday on a hop from Green- land. The 47-year-old flyer, father of nine children, to iake of! from Iceland for Prestwich, Scotland, when the weather is suitable. From there he expects to fly to Switzerland to join his wife and children. The island- hopping Sight began in Minne- apolis. 5 north of Kyongju, another main! window. highway point 18 miles southwest] Coroner Howard of Red-captured Pohang port the Sea of Japan roast. iUgt At AM, TV Cli3 a parked car today. A hose ran the event current negotiations fail sion drove three and one-half the eshaust pipe through s. '.o produce a solution. V. Groesbeck, on Jr., pronounced Synnes' death a suicide and said he left a note ad- Americans control the airfield six miles south of Pohang. The gains were slow and bloody. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS raitting a bigamou.5 marriage in Montgomery, Ala., on August 31. Groesbeck said the note identi- fied the Montgomery woman as Marjorie L. Haldeman. and that the officer "understood" his other wife was somewhere in California. The coroner said a will also wa-S found in the car. leaving of About members of Winona and vicinity: Generally] his in insurance to 'Jie Mont- fair tonight and Friday. Not much gomery woman, plus his'1950 auto- mobile. His California wife was his mother, relatives varying change in temperature. Low to night 55, high Friday 75. LOCAL WEATHEK Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, 50; noon, 76; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 21. unions already are on strife: at G.E. plants and another 23.0CO might leave their jobs in support of non- tract demands. Fairmont School Sewers Defective Fairmont, Minn. Pupils Of the new Lincoln grade school. 310 of them, received an un- expected extension of their summer vacation today. On the second day of school, Superintendent George .Eddie dismissed classes for the rest Military records show Synnes is I of the week after discovering that a native of Minneapolis and en-'the sanitary sewer system of the listed as a private in 1931. He was not functioning, creat- irect the situation. Some have suggested that for the general election ballot Loring should ask the secretary of state to put the extra word after his name on grounds that it was the intent of the legislature to cover all members of the supreme court. In this case, it is expected the 'secretary of state would ask Gen- admmistrative eral Burnquist for a legal opinion. In any case, it probably would be challenged before the high court. In the case of Harry H. Peter- son, former associate justice who I is running for governor on the the I Farmer-Labor ticket, the supreme court has ruled, by a four to two vote, teat he is entitled to use the words "former supreme court willed and other amounts. cently completed a course at the Air Force gomery. university at Mont- ing a health hazard. Eddie said an investigation is under way to deter- mine was at fault. justice St. Paul" after his name. The law specifies a limitation of three words that must contain the occupation and address. The high tribunal majority said it undoubt- edly was the intention of the legis- lature to adequately protect a candidate when there are other candidates with similar names on the ballot. Fergus Fails Building Activity Increases Fergus Minn. The city cleric reports 35 building per- mits .calling for expenditure of s. total of have been issued here in the last month. better today than yesterday, "areup ment 'by Senator Taft that the administration Jouine Durent (R.-Ohio) lacked brains to carry on in the present emergency, the President tersely replied that he (Mr. Truman) is not running for office in Ohio. Taft is now campaigning for re-election. The President refused to discuss the shooting down of a Russian plane off Korea. He said the U. N. is handling that because he said it was a U. N. plane that did the shooting down. He also declined to discuss a pro- posal for rearming of Western Ger- many on the grounds that is a mat- ter up for consideration by the. for- eign and defense ministers of the Western powers. Democrats Meet At Detroit Lakes Detroit ocratic bigwigs from 15 Midwest states started gathering- here to- day for a campaign strategy con- ference, opening tomorrow for a three-day run. Because of the tense Korean sit- uation, Washington department heads will be unable to attend the parley but are sending aides. Byron G. Allen, Detroit Lakes, Democratic national committee- man for Minnesota, said speakers booked so far included Clarence G. McCormick, undersecretary of agriculture; William E. Warne, as- sistant secretary of the interior, and John M. Bedding, assistant general. i States to be. represented at the j In addition to Min- nesota, are tlie two Dakotas, Illi- nois, Iowa, Kansas, Mich- igan, Missouri, Montana, Nebras- ika, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and 1 Wyoming'.