Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Cooler Tonight and Sunday VOLUME 50, NO. 185 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINQNA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1950 Football Sunday p. m. KWNO-FM FOURTEEN PAGES Seoul, Taegu Forces Apart U. N. Troops Push into Old Capita! Closing Trap Threatens Thousands On Southern Front By Leif Erickson Tokyo Allied Marines tied for, Seoul today against Reds reinforced by a division rushed up from the old southeast Korea beachhead. American forces drove hard to cut off other Communist reinforce- ments for the beseiged capital. The U. S. First cavalry dMsion smash- ed 35 miles out of the beachhead and occupied Sangju, a junction on one of the two main routes to Seoul, J5 miles away. Allied fighters and bombers at- tacked retreating Reds all along j the bulging Pusan perimeter and supported ground forces. American planes In a tragic mis- take fire-bombed and strafed Bri- tish troops west of the Naktong river. Near Heart of City At Seoul. U. S. and South Korean Marines clamped prongs north and southwest of the sprawling city of The northern thrust car- ried into the outskirts' under heavy Red artillery fire. The Marines were reported within two miles of the heart of Seoul. I A Marine intelligence ofiicw tcldj A. P. Correspondent Relman Morin' the leatherr.ecks had captured Reds from the North Korean Ninth di- vision, which raced more than 200} miles along the twisting valley roads northward from Kaman to Seoul. The Red Ninth division pre- viously was reported opposing the TJ. S. 25th division. Slip Past Marines The intelligence officer said al- so that a Red regiment, the 107th. was reported to have entered the Sariwon, 90 miles Seoul. It evidently XT (If Arms Aid Bill Awaits O.K. By President Asked to Rearm U. S. and Allies FAILS Sen. Langer Collapses After All-Night Speech Fight of Few Senators Against Measure Curbing Communists Delays Adjournment enacted into Jaw today the Communist-control bill President Truman vetoed as a danger to national security. The Senate completed the major defeat for the President by voting to override after a futile night-long battle by a small group backing the Truman stand. That band sparred for time in the hope that word from the people would change some Engineer Dead in Derailment Jamestown, N. Edward Lee, 58, Northern Pa- cific engineer, died in a Car- rlngton hospital Friday from burns received in a train de- railment near HurtSsJield Thurs- day. Lee is the second victim of the accident, Albert Wagner, fire- man, having died early Friday morning. Roj Tschider, head braketnan, is still in a critical condition at the Carrinjrton hospital. All three men are from Turtle Lake. Lee is survived by his widow, three sons, including; Vcrnon of Winona, Minn., four daughters and two grandchildren. No Vernon Lee is listed in the city directory as a resident 01 the city of Winona, Several Vernon Lee's reside in the coun- ty but those reached by tele- phone this morning not acquainted with the relatives of the victim the train ac- cident. By William F. Arbogast Washington A 000 emergency money bill to help meet costs of rearming this nation] and its friends was on President Truman's desk today in practical- ly the same form he had favor- ed. It was one of ths last enact- ments of the vacation-bound Con- gress. Stripped of a tight ban on eco- nomic aid to foreign countries trad- ir.g in military goods with the So- viet bloc, H boosts to approximate- y f.he cash and con-! tract authority voted since Bunche, winner of first of this year. IPeace prlze Bunche Humble Over Receiving Nobel Prize tract authority, including national debt interest payments and other fixed costs running to about Arrowu Locate main Allied drives in South Korea today as a year, voted since the clamp was tightened on Seoul in the drive against the Red-held 181st Congress convened in Janu- Lake Success Dr. Ralph the Nobel _ for 1950, said today Ihe received the news with "deep And it raises to more the cash and con- Busy at his tasks as principal South Korean capital. In the southeast, tank-led troops gained 35 miles in 35 hours northwest of Sangju only S5 miles southeast of Suwon, Allied-held city south of Seoul. Gains were also reported In the other drives in the southeast beachhead. (A.P. Wirephoto to The capital from northwest of skirted Mariner, who blocked the po t rail and highway route northwest froma command post of the city after crossing the Hanj British Ground Troops Bombed by Mistake By Bern Price Somewhere in Southeast Korea An Associated Press photo- grapher said American, planes bombed and strafed British ground troops by mistake today while trying to give them close-in air support. The combat photographer, Gene Herrick, said he saw the incident ary, 1949. Hot Senate Fight The emergency defense bill was cleared yesterday after a brief but net Senate fight over an amend- ment that would have denied U.S. economic help to any nation whose trade with Russia or her satellites includes arms, armaments or any 400 yards away. LJ'll P'l Mil! City Collision With Tree Shakes river. Thus bolstered, the Communists appeared to have more than 000 troops at hand for the develop-! ing battle for Seoul a struggle; expected to be the bloodiest and most destructive of the war. Three thousand Reds were en- trenched on a 100-foot mountain! Inside the city. Artillery in public park on the summit roared JIJ at Allied Marines pushing on and MCU JIUUCIIIj into thc city. Morin described the shelling as "heavy and accurate." General MacArthur's headquar- ters confirmed that thc leather- necks were in the outskirts of the citv. But there was no confirma- casualties among the British apparently were heavy, jSome were badly burned, he said, by napalm jellied gasoline bombs. Others were woundec by strafing. Herrick said he saw about 40 wounded returned to the advance post. The British were elements of the 27th brigade, which Includes troops from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, were among British reinforcements who came to Korea August 29 from Hong Kong. Sought U. S. Support Herrick said U. S, air support director in the trusteeship division here, Bunche said "I, more than anyone, recognize the extent to which my peace efforts in the Near East flowed from the strength of the United Nations." He paid tribute to his predeces- sor, Count" Tblke Bernadotte of Sweden, for laying the essential foundations of the Palestine arm- istice agreements. He called Bern- adotte "The great and courageous man who gave his life in the de- termined effort to bring peace to article that could be used for rniii-lPalestine." tary purposes. Bunche, the first American Ne- Mr. Truman personally had at- Sro tff receive the also tacked, she amendment as oneiPralsed support of Trygve Lie which he said would hurt free .Eur- ope more than it would Rus- sia. The House refused to approve the amendment as one which he observers; said would hurt free Europe morejand international civil servants of1 than it would Russia. i mar.v nationalities." I U. N. secretary-general, adding} a very real sense, the ts.sk (performed in Palestine was a co- operative achievement, carried out by a highly competent team ofj Minneapolis A score of high school students were hurt, ,was called in as the British soldiers un lasr nieht were attacklnS Hl11 303 near TaeBu up last stia North Korean resist- when a bus carrying them to a ance The hill is five miles west The House refused to approve the amendment and toned it down to give discretion in the matter to the Nalional Security council, head- ed by Mr, Trumaa. Pi is Found At Dump Kill La Crosse Gir! tion of a Pusan radio report e left the road the Naktong river. South Korean Marines occupied! suburban Lake Herrick said he took a number Seoul's west prison of a tree .n the suburban JMinnetonka area. rnun. s (aside his camera to help Factories Shattered i Passengers on the school vehicle, j of wounded back Sodaemun is southeast of two were Mound High school students riyer heights captured Friday by way to a football Marines commanding th school team and Hop- northwest entrv into Seoul. The kins. The mishap occurred at hills were designated as 296 and 'Bonn's Corners, near Crystal Bay. 388 because t-f their metric height, i Larry McMullen and Alb in the! Kline, Hennepiri -county deputy the sheriifs, said a car driven by Vir- The Marine spearhead on southwest pushed on from shell-shattered factories of Yong- Thurber, 17. Maple Plain. side- suburbs, to-swiped the bus, which plowed carry the photographer said tnat wnile h helping to carry a wounded by shrapntl from a Red shell as I several guard rails the "east bankTf" the! S H1111 il Q Yangdungpo the road and striking theiriver Herrick said secured Friday alier bitter bayo- Thurber and companion] ,Qne of Those Things. net fighting. noll Some of the British troops were angry, but others, including Private dungpo, on Seoul'? ruined across the Han inurcer ana a gin. compaiuuui ''one of Those were and he was The Tokyo spokesman said the I tagged. eastward advance continued south j Arthur Holmes of Liverpool, were of the Han against "minor -_ philosophical. Holmes said, "It's ance" indicating that the Amer-1OtflSSen Irurnan Ijust one of those things. This is leans were advancing around the! A i f something that couldn't be helped, southern end of Seoul at some to V-OngfCSS Up to now the Yank Air Force has tance south of the river. j !given us very good support." On the Marines' right flank, the Grand Rapids, Mich. private John Grant of Glasgow, U. S. Seventh division drove eight'Harold E. Stassen, president said] better part of miles beyond captured University companies was and sev- along the majcr route south x- Seoul. Suwon and its important field fell to the infantrymen day. La Crosse, Wis. A two-year- old girl who swallowed pills brought home from the city dump by her father died early today at La Crosse hospital. Dr. George E. Reay, La Crosse county coroner, attributed the death of Mary Ann Evans, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ptml Evans, British 'soldier across" "V treadwayito "Poisoning." He said a detsrmi- bridge spanning the ?'iver the Redslnation of the nature of the pills opened up on a litter column by the child would have a 76-mm. self-propelled gun. to awalt a report from the state One of the British soldiers toxicologst at Madison. wounded in the air attack was killed I Acheson Apology To Reds Cited For Dewey Slap Chicago The Chicago Trib- The fight kept the Senate in con- tinuous session for well over 24 hours. It delayed by nearly that much the plans of Congress to re- cess until November 27 after the elections. The House turned down the veto yesterday. 286 to 48, or 63 more than the required two-thirds vote. The Seriate vote was 57 to 10. This was 12 more than the two- thirds majority needed to over- ride a veto. Senator Langer (R.-N.D.) col- iapsed gasping for as he spoke against the measure. He was taken to Bethesda naval hospital suffering from exhaustion. Ssinator Douglas (D.-B1.) was sobbing audibly as he finished an hour and a half speech pleading with the Senate to back Mr. Tru- man. They had little or no hope of suc- ceeding, despite the strong tenor of Mr. Truman's veto. He had us- ed such words as "hasty and ill-considered" ana had said the measure would make "a mockery of the bill of rights." Mr. Truman's own Senate lieu- tenant, Floor Leader Lucas of Il- linois, told his colleagues he would vote to override the veto. Lucas had voted for the bill when it pass- ed the Senate originally. Langer, who will be 64 on Sep- tember 30, was carried from the Senate chamber on a stretcher aft- er his collapse. He was reported to be In a, semi-conscious condi- tion. Dr. George Calver, the Cap- itol physician, who was summon- ed, said "I think he was just plain exhausted." Naval hospital officials said later Senator Langer's condition didn't seerrTto be critical, but no diagno- sis had been made. A public In- formation officer said, he didn't be- lieve the senator had suffered a heart attack, but appeared to be exhausted. He said the senator Was conscious. Langer had started speaking at p.m. last night and collapsed, ashen-faced, at a.m., almost five and a half hours later. Supporters of the bill had been sitting back determined to let Its opponents talk themselves out. They were confident they had the votes to write the measure Into law over the veto. The House had already overrid- en Mr. Truman's objections, swift- ly yesterday afternoon by a 286 'flame throwers" can hop the Atlantic 48 vote- That was 63 votes more than the necessary two-third ma- jority. The all-night threatened to throw a wrench Into Congress' plans to adjourn sometime today until November 27, after the elec- tions. The Senate, on Lucas" motion, reconsidered its earlier adoption of a solution providing for a recess today. The effect was to nullify (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.) FILIBUSTER Capitol .Police help carry Senator William Langer (R.-N.D.) down steps, outside .the Senate chamber in Washington, D, after he collapsed in the Senate early today during a marathon speech against the Communist control bill vetoed by President Truman. The senator started speaking at p. m. and collapsed at a. m. He was taken to Bethesda Naval hospital. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Jet Hops Atlantic; Refueled in Flight By Robert Clark Limestone Airforce Base, oil spattered Thunder Jet fighter plane here is proof the in one they're refueled in flight. This one did it yesterday, completing the world's first nonstop, inter- continental flight by a jet aircraft, companion plane came to grief over Labrador, but its pilot para- chuted safely. Colonel David C. Schilling flew his single engine F-84 fighter miles from Mansion, England, to Limestone in ten hours and one minute. Headwinds kept the Fort Leaven- worth, Kan., World War II ace from endangering the 1949 record set by a Pan-American airways Stratoliner that flew miles in nine hours, June says Secretary of State Ache-jig minutes on a 110-mile tail wind. son has told Soviet Foreign Minis-1 Schffling landed tired but happy ter Vislunsky tint Governor Tho- imas E. Dewey's remarks at a din- at this northern. Maine bomber base. Dr. Ralph Bunche ner Thursday night were most re- grettable. Big enough to land C-54 transport of told delegates to the Republican ieral officers were lost. Grant him- air. state convention that Presidentjsejf was injured. Fri. Truman should follow up hisj Qn the way back from the corn- apology to the United States Herrick said he heard planes, the airfield was used Ju ly 1 to evacuate civilians from the onrushing Red hordes one week after the invasion of South Korea began. Sharp Advance Within the Seventh division con- tinuing south, and the U. S. first cavalry and 24th divisions driving Woric- -..-pro raniHlv hp.llrOSt m QeeP in city, rinc Corps with an apology to Stanley Williamson of 80th Congress. Bartender Attacks Old Law WEATHER north, the Reds coming trapped in from the southeast beachhead. MacArthur reported the Red withdrawal whether in flight or in an effort to shift forces for the defense of Seoul was costing a heavy toll general's sum-, rKislnerf at the 24 hours up to Friday Additional weather on page 3. FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and cooler tonight and Sunday. Light Low tonight High Sun- iBirmingnam, England, tell an offi- icf-r, "It was hell up there, sir." I The officer replied, "That's allj jright, son. You did a bloody good; I V'illiamson said he was hit in the! slightly wounded by North] Korean flre before the .air attack.! day 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for thc hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75: minimum, 51; noon, 61; precipitation, Neopit Boy, 6, 24 Killed by Truck Nepoit, Wis. A six-year- old boy, Albert Brown, Jr., was killed Friday night when struck by a truck after he apparently had rim out upon the road and then stuxnbSed. Concord, N. T. Joe from a Dig city in another state walked into a quaint New Hampshire roadside tavern, sat on a stool, and said: "Gimme a double brew, please." The bartender drew a foam- ing glass. "How asked the ci- ty dweller. "That'll be one re- plied the Yankee barkeep. "Isn't this New -Hamp- asked Joe. "I'm not in England, instead of New Eng- land, by any chance, am "This is tne Granite state all the bartender said. "Well, then, what's all this business about Joe asked because he was confus- ed. Thereupon began an over the-bar triendship as the New Hampshire resident tried to explain to his metropolitan cousin how come he charged his customers shillings for his liquid wares. The constitution of New Hampshire, he said, provides now, in 1950, that the value of money shall be computed in silver at six shillings and eight pence per ounce. Joe was really baffled, until the proprietor got out a copy of the state constitution and read article 97. It says: In all cases where sums of money are mentioned in this consti- tution the value thereof shall be computed in silver at six shillings and eight pence per ounce. "If it's good enough for the constitution, it's good enough for smiled the bartender. "But listen, Yankee, I haven't got any Joe complained. "All I got is cold American cash." "Nobody's got any shil- was the reply. "I ac- cept payment in American money. It's the best money in the world, anyhow, and the U. S. Constitution regulates the minting and value of all our money. I just do this as a gag as a matter of fact, so far as I can find out from lawyers, I am within my rights as a citizen of this state in keeping my books and charg- ing my customers under the state constitution in shillings and pence. As long as I get paid in legal can dollars everyone is hap- py, provided of course, they like the beer." "I said Joe, when he really didn't see at all, so the barman thought he'd best clinch the explanation, with an added phrase or two. "Voters in New Hampshire are going to be asked to cast a ballot ou election vember 7. "If I come back .next year and ask you 1'or a double beer, what'il you charge queried Joe. "Unless I miss my guess the charge will be 20 cents." Joe walked out with a smile on his face. He understood. He said "everything went per- fectly" on his flight. Air Force officials in Washington said- his flying mate, Lieutenant Colonel William D. Ritchie of Pine Bluff, Ark., had trouble refueling from a tanker plane over Goosebay, Lab., and apparently, didn't get enough fuel to carry his ship through. Mate Rescued A rescue heucopter from Goose- bay picked up Ritchie unhurt. Both veteran pilots were on a 3 give jet refueling tech- Hoffman to Quit As EGA Director Paul G. Hoff- man will resign as Economic Co- operation administrator next week and will be succeeded by William C. Foster, 'deputy adminis- trator. Burglars Get From Hixton Cafe l business iPlaces hee ere blFSlarized 'today. Prowlers who apparently already is standard practice for bombers. Their F-84's took on jet juice from flying tankers over Prestwick, Scot- land; Keflavik, Iceland, and Goose- bay by a British-developed method. The jet pilot rams a nozzle pro- jecting from his craft into a funnel shaped nozzle that trails from the taaker plane. Fuel starts flowing automatically. It stops when the fighter's tanks are filled. A telegram from General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff, hailed Schilling on his Lime- stone arrival. "Congratulations on having ac- complished a hazardous task" the wire said, Observers speculated the air re- fueling exploits of Schilling and Ritchie may have demonstrated how quickly Thunder Jets could be rushed to Europe, from the coin box of the juke, box, Mahlon Holmgreen, the owner, said the break-in and theft must have occurred between 2 and 4 p. m., the only hours the cafe was' closed. In Art Rasmufson's tavern next door, entry apparently WRS made in a similar wf About in cash some 40 carto_s of cigarettes and several boxes ol cigars were re- ported missing. Jackson County SheriS Ed Rockne Investigated this morning. Swedish Hospital Unit in Korea Pusan, Korea A Swedish Red Cross field hospital unit land-. ed at this southeastern Korean port first such contribution from Europe for the United Nat- tions war effort.