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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Warmer Tonight and Wednesday VOLUME 50, NO. 187 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WIHONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26, 1950 Football Thursday Night KWNO-FM EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- Opposition Softens In Korea 80 M Perish in Burning British Mine By Joseph Alsop With the Marines on the Seoul every major military operation, thank God, is a "blood bath. .And sometimes these quieter efforts tell more about people, have more of human drama, than the great crises with their crue-1, simple patterns. Of such was tie crossing of ihe Han river, which tliis reporter made with the men of Easy company of one of the Marine battalions, with whom he marched from Inchon to Seoul. The crossing of the Han was the prelude, potentially as risky as any amphibious operation, to the Una 1 attack on Seoul. The prelude to the crossing of the Kan was, a bitter cold night on the hard, cold ground of Kimpo airfield, rupted by intimations of danger and disaster, Tht commander of Easy company, Captain Samuel Jas- kllka, had been called from brief sleep to be told that the regimental reconnais- -anee company had been cut to nieces, after swimming across the Han river in the dark Smoke, Heat Drive Back Rescue Crews Shaft Sealed After 120 Make Way to Safety Creswcll, England A rag- tne "an underground fire trapped and night hours. In the chilly jelled at least 80 men today at the Creswell coal mine. Caught behind a wall of name from burning rubber and timber roof supports, they were choked to The amtracs were lined up on death by gas and fumes. either of a road about a mile Another 120 men crept to safety f'om the airfield. Captain Jaskilka on thelr nantjs and knees, skillfully threaded his way An ofilciai death list issued this the inevitable muddle olany big _._ n dawn, with only this informa- tion on Its stomach. Easy com- paiiy marched off to the as- sembly area, to board the waiting amphibious tractors First American Prisoners Freed Near Yongdong By Bern Price With U. S. 24th Division, Korea i The first American war1 prisoners to be rescued from the Red Koreans were liberated today by U S. 24th division infantrymen. Three American doughboys, all wounded, were released from a jail near the recaptured city of Yongdong. They are: Sergeants First Class Prank Freede and Bls.ine E. Mackrall of the U. S. Second divisions 23rd regiment and Private James E. Martin of the U. S. First cavalry division's Eighth regiment. The three apparently had not been abused but suffering from hunger. Youngdahl Vote Over Ten Opponents tne mevitauie operation and got his men aboard the huge, lumbering steel boat-ve- hicles. Clammy C rations were opened. The breakfasting men watched another company of the battalion pass by, neaded for the rher, arid a. beardless young Ma- rine 'remarked in the curious flat afternoon contained 80 names, Ear-j Her, estimates of the toll had rang-j ed from 83 to 90. Smoke and intense heat drove back rescuers and hope for the trapped men was abandoned at 1 p.m. 6 a.m. when the rlne remarked in tne cunuus, p.m. i o a.m. emotionless tone reserved for tins Hre had been burnmg for nine w.. mpn in the Senate Probe Witness Found Slain in Chicago emotionless luuc -v subject by the men In the line, "Gee nearly all my buddies in Dog company have got killed." Jaskilka and his platoon com- Jasa manders went over the days plan. It's one of those operations, said hours. Give up Rescue Attempts The decision to give up rescue attempts and seal off the burfitag section of the mine was announced Jaskilka, "where a lot of are going to have to be------- the spot, so- keep your men well under control." In the that always precedes any lump-off, gunner Sergeant Robert W Bamett admonished the men to "for God's sake keep down and keep off the skyline." Restless in the amtracs, 'the men passed around North Korean surrender leaflets, laughing at the wording of the suggestion that their deaths would wound their families with "an arrow of keen pang." Suddenly the column of aro- tracs bumped off toward the Tiver _ long, hard, rough ride. Now, before It was known whit was to some, was the mo- ment of greatest tension In this moment, very naturally if you think about it, the talk was ebent simple, familiar things and others at home, good times had and hoped for, sweethearts and wives and lit- tle houses in California beach towns. The mood lasted until the amtrac clumsily turned ta- >o the river valley Itself, dis- closing only broad mud Hats, a vridi.-, muddy stream, thatched village in flames, and rice paddles and eroded hil.s on the other shore. The men In .the amtrac straight- by Sir Hubert, Hould.'-worth, chair on man of the East Midlands division Chicago police offi- cials hunted today for the shotgun slayers of a discharged police lieu- tenant who reportedly had imor- of "great importance" for Canvassing Board Certifies Ballots Of Persons By Jack B, Mackay St. Paul Governor Young- dahl rolled up votes in the primary election almost more than the combined totals of his ten opponents on both the Re- publican and Democratic-Farmer Labor tickets. This was the highlight of the September 12 primary election re- turns announced today by the state canvassing board. Youngdahl got 88 per cent of the total vote in the Republican col- umn and 53 per cent of the total votes cast for candidates on both tickets. The Republican total vote was and the D.-F.L, vote, The combined total party vote was Peterson Beats Halsted Harry H. Peterson of St. Paul, former associate of the Minnesota supreme court who was the endorsed candidate of the D.- ClivVl't; T Driirv whoss colorful FLEEING aHnn of "grea mporan TT S Serate crime committee. F.L. party for governor, beat Char- U. senate v, les L. Halsted of Brainerd, the He said a check showed that 80 men were missing. More than half of the approxl-j ..lately 200 men working In the] mine when the fire flared escaped, crawling through dense smoke and rubber fumes to reach the main shaft. This afternoon Sir Hubert and the mineworkers union, In a Joint statement, said despite rescue than riirv w i iv police career of more D.-P.L. standard bearer in 1948, by years ended with his dis- votes. Peterson had was blasted last and Halsted. 59.279. 1 r- HU.Ti.DCVi 1 night by shotgun slugs as he back- ed his car into Ms garage. Ten largt? shotgun slugs were found in his body. His body was peppered with small cuts apparently made F.L. nomination for state treasurer by glass fom the car's shat- by nosing out Richard Fitzgerald uy _ of Affirn-mannlic hv 1 9fi5 vrtfpe; P-fls- official retums confirmed an Associated Press story Monday re- vealing that Paul A. Hasmussen of Chatfield had captured the D.- F.L. nomination for state treasurer tercd windshield. Shortly after the ambushed kill- ing police learned that Drury had been in contact with the Senate any of the trapped men." The statement declared: of Minneapolis by votes. mussen was Halsted's campaign manager. A strong showing by Rasmussen in the rural areas, which were the last to report, enabled the one- time budget commissioner under in Kansas Citv Rudolph Hallev, time budget commissioner under The statement counsel, said Governor Floyd B. Olson to beat "All possible steps were taken had asked to see him to Fit.gerald. At one tin e_ vnth combat the flre but it was lmpos-igive him -important information." precinct musing, Fitzgerald sible to prevent It spreading. Ai- Drury's wife, Annabplle, told po- naa a ieaa OI J'OJIJ- ter a full inspection Halley's assistant, George S.j it was the unanimous opinion that had telephoned her hus-j there was no possibility of any of band yesterday but he was noti wnvutn Ifl f.rlP rilStnClS i_____TT_ f, i-etiirriorl tViP LllCi C Tnia-O the men remaining in the districts affected being alive. t Feared More Losses 'It was also considered that any attempt to recover the bodies was Assodte Associate home. He was to have returned the call last night. "I was told he had specific in- formation for me of great impor- Halley said when told of Drury's slaying. str justb T h e o d o r e Justice T ec a 01 e Christ Chr st Americans Mopping Up Inside City U.N. Troops Report Successes On All Fronts BULLETIN Army spokes- man tonight said U.S. troops south of Seoul had made con- tact with First cavalry Umki speeding up from the old south- east beachhead. If the linkup is solidified, thousands of Xorth Korean troops will be hopelessly trapped in southwest Korea. The spokesman said the first contact was made when two tanks of the First cavalry met units of the Seventh division between Osan and Suwon. By Russell Brines Tokyo General MacArthur announced today the United Na- Itions forces have liberated Seoul from North Koreans fho held the in Red bondage almost three months. This was the big initial victory for the 53 non-Communist nations behind the first armed peace-en- forcement measure undertaken by the U. N. But mopping up of an estimated, die-hard Red defenders in 'Seoul remained to be done by Al- ilied forces fighting house by house land street by street. The Allied forces hopsd to com- jplete the clean-up task: with a min- iimum of destruction to the city. Four Big: Fires I Pour big blazes were burning as [the ravages of battle. The Allied force credited with liberation of the 500-year-old capl- a closer tab on woria development, i Tokyo A mass leaflet dropjtal of normal population The reason: The department soon must draw up a 1951 farm united Nations planes today an-1 is American and South Korean, duction program that will fit next year's prospective demands. 'nounced the capture of Seoul i It wss officially In control just Food requirements would be one thing under peace, but North and Soulh Koreans. jthree months and a day after the another under war. The department has the responsibility of guessing pjanes dropped leaflets jKorean Reds ComrmuJst trained bearing maps showing how cap-land Russian armed invaded the lure of the South Korean capital N.-sponsored republic a c r o s s from Red North Koreans cut their i parallel 38 June 25. supply lines MacArthur signed and issued The leaflets were dropped on special communique at p.m. Amtrac toss candy and chewing gum to an inevitable crowd of Korean children be- sieging the liberators on the road from Inchon to Seoul. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Marines In An Crop Needs for 195! Big Problem for U. S. By Ovid A. Martin international situation is outside the .scope of the Agriculture department, but no other agency of the government! is keeping a closer tab on. world developments. Leaflet Urges Surrender of North Koreans bound to fail and that such at tempts would inevitably involve! "The murder is a further loss of life made an exceptionally strong showing. He got the second high- est number of votes on the ballot. He ran stronger than the veteran Secretary of State Mike Holm who usually topped the ticket. e mo ened from their croucherl lng wives and children of the trap- Christiansen, appointed by Gov- shows that gangland has; iernor Youngdahi with his knowledge of gang tlUU AJitJ _ land activities and gangland fig- (Comtmued on Page ures in Chicago. right when it sets up a program. It is too late to change, until, an- other year rolls around, once plans been made and crops have been sown. i If it guesses wrong one way, it imay find itself confronted with big surpluses requiring heavy govern-1 ment price support outlays; if I guesses wrong the other way, prices will jump and there may 1 be .real shortages. Fortunateiy, the department hasj a little time in the case of most1 crops, because the is six to eight months away. under ers The abardoned ._ favor of more recent of girls in Osaka and Kobe. While the amtrac wallowed across the river and lumbered inland, light neartedness ruled. Then the sec- ond assembly area was reached aflast a little, hill-encircled i-theater of bean and millet announced. Virtually the vjhole ol Persons had bera when the decision ampm-meaic. nell patches, with another village where the people offered fruit and.nao The men of Easy company ed around the pit head since esr ly morniiig. A rescue worker who cams up at noon described the mine as "just hell down below." He said fumes officers, head- led by Commissioner John C. Pren-j dergast, joined in the hunt for Top officers said they hadj r. not yet established a motive for! I 0 rariS KeTOfG slaying and had no theories tte and no on the identity of the killers. Ucean nOp whole plt. nundreds Of men The buIlGt-riddled body of the 48-year-old private investigator was found in the front seat of his expensive car by Mrs. Drury. She had gone to the garage in the rear ana bet v.i The long file of men which somehow you can never see with- out remembering the phrase an army with wound its way through rice paddies, across a threshing floor, along the mam railroad tracks. The march was long. The sun was bright and hot. There was some small arms llre from the hills. But Easy company did not pause until within sight of its final goal, the range of almost mountainous heights that rise from the suburbs of Seoul. There was a halt to reconnoiter and to lay mortar fire en the crests Then, by late afternoon. Easy company had taken its objectives, rounded up its quota of naked, scrawny prisoners, and was engaged in a brisk fight with pockets of the ene- my nearer to the city. The night was bleak. The radios failed, as our wretched communications equipment z.1- seems to do when it !s most needed. Even patrols could not precisely tell wheth- er the company's forward pla- toon had come down off the highest ground to protect the rear The North Korean forces unlimbered their artillery and occasionally a shrill incoming whistle and loud neighboring explosion would indicate Easy company's positions were being gone over. Again the cold was very bitter, and a? first light the mrji of Easy (Continued on Pasrc Column 1.) V ALSOP pi i j tClQ Sn6 n3.u ilCtU'Q The broke out at 4 had thought nothing of it at Apparently in a conveyor belt'thp about i.OOO yards from the bottom of the pit. The mine has au elab- orate network of more than 15 miles of such belts one of them Ghent, Belgium Fly- ing American Max Conrad of Winona, Minn., left Ghent air- field today for Toussou-Le- Boble near Paris to begin his eastward .light across the At- lantic. Conrad landed his small light aircraft at Ghent yesterday afternoon, coming from Brus- sels. Training Helped 16 Survive in Labrador Crash Halifax, N. S. Amer six to eight montns away. J0fiiciais today credited exce Nevertheless, the department training with a major ider heavy pressure from the gfcape o( 16 S- military! -r. IQSl tllfLl'lS nOW. r___ _ North Korean troops, cities, and on South Korean population cen- jters still controlled by the Reds. The back of the Isaflets carried this message: "The United Nations and Repub- lic of Korea forces have captured Seoul! "Inchon and Kimpo airfield have fallen. "The Communists have beenj terials they'll need, do the amount of fall plowing that would be call- ed for and the like, The department already has an- nounced the 1951 wheat program. acres Halifax, N. S. American officials today credited excellent severe defeat "The loss .of Seoul cuts the sup- i......- :DIV from the war material men from the Labrador wilderness arsenals of North Ko- after their B-50 bomber caught fire; mmnnm-st troons in the and crashed. SOUUl. J-l- ul1 -nwv Brought to Goose Bay for med- jnforcements to these forces and ical treatment yesterday, the ;_aejr of retreat. Urs fh TO a HoVC IT! i'hn P.lllll V t im. It- flllilf It calls for pared with about this irea to the Communist troops in the south. It shuts off the flow of re- had spent three days in the chilly wasteland before a Royal Canadi- an Air Force search plane spotted their smoke signals. Supplies were dropped and a medical officer parachuted to the scene. Later a helicopter and a Canadian amphibious plane team ed up to "Further resistance is futile. "The U. N. forces, representing 53 of the 59 member nations of the U. N: have guaranteed treatment for soldiers who "all North surrender. Communist leaders insist mine is a mile Crags, a nnted IIlllCO Ul OU1-.. uw.vvj yards long to carry coal from the coal face to the main shaft. It was Britain's second coal mine disaster in recent weeks. Thirteen men.were killed and 116 others entombed for two days before were rescued after a cave-in September 8 near New Cumnock, Scotland. The Creswell from Creswell beauty spot near Welbeck abbey, the home of the Dukes of Port- land. The colliery, employing more than 1.500 workers, is the center of a community of persons. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Wednesday mostly cloudy and warmer. Low tonight 54, high Wed- LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 j hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 50; noon, 73; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at 6. Additional weather on Page 3. year. The wheat program was an- nounced early because much of that grain is planted in the fall. The department must announce by October 15 whether it will con- (tinue rigid production and ing controls on cotton. It is being jthem to assumed that the marketing cori-j The bomber jtrols will be dropped because from Goose Bay to this year's very small crop andj Thursday when two _, w. the possibility that limits will { and a thn.d staiiedJTrick Chair VlCnm to be placed on exports to 12 crew members and no nr its needs, 'passengers bailed out about TOT IUZ miles southwest of Goose Bay. I One man who landed in water Tuesdav to announce the end of ef- fective'Red resistance in Seoul. It said: "Seoul, capital of the repub- lic of Korea, is again in friendly hands. United Nations forces, including the 17th regi- ment of the Kok (republic of Korea) army and elements o? the U. S. Tib (Army) and First Marine division, have completed the envelopment and seizure of the city. "The liberation of the city was conducted in such a man- ner to cause the least pos- sible damage to civil instal- lations." MacArthur's big gamble to break the back of Red Korean re- sistance and end the war of lib- __eration soon was paying off with humane surprising speed. Korean] That calculated risk involved If landing far behind ene- on lines at Inchon and a quick uommunisi icaueib ui. _._.--- amphibious plane team- tinuing their war of aggression] drive for Seoul. El even .days_e.aps- o recover them and fly they and they alone will bear full ed between the Inchon beachhead Goose Bay responsibility for the needless landings and MacArtl ur s Mi- of manv innocent people." Inouncement of Seoul's omber was on a ot imioceni peuj capital not only was a sym- to- this country of its needs. The only crops for which rigid j production controls are likely to I be maintained next year are bacco and peanuts. Unless the international situation the department is likely tc keep acreage allotments on corn, but to increase them over this year's levels. Much depends also on how this year's crop turns out quality-wise. There is a possi- bility that killing frosts may catch some of the feed grain before it is fully matured. The result would broke his leg. The others suffered only minor injuries. i American officers at Goose Bay said the survivors owed their res- cue in great part to their discipline and training for such an emergen- Scattered when they landed, some of the men lit huge bonfires which attracted the others. All 16 is fully matured. The result would together again by Fri- be co.-n of reduced feeding and j day morning1. They built a shelter keepinst quality. 'from parachutes and used others Them are several reasons Dianes Pasadena, she crashed through the seat of a trick The capital not only was a sym- bolic prize but the hub of virtuaJ- ily all road and rail lines i.itc south- least Korea where wore than 100.- !000 Reds were floundering au-ay 'from the old Allied defense box. Success at Inchon Allied troops started pourinf? ashore at Inchon, 22 miles west of A F FECTIONATE PETS Raymond Encins winces as one of Iiis two pet raccoons biles his ear while playing at Vafcima Wash. The other pet reaches for the 'camera paw. are several reasons the department is t" all restrictions on production. Acreage allotments are a device for limiting the government's pos- sible outlay on price supports. Without allotments, formers might increase production too much and put the government r.upport pro- grams on a spot. I Japanese Ship Arrives in 'Frisco San Francisco The first Japanese ship to visit San Francisco in nine years arrived yesterday. Aboard the freighter Eiroku Maru were 53 Japanese crewmen who will load tons of barley and other grains for ship- ment to Japan. sters for damages. The action, filed yesterday, named a beauty parlor as defendant. That's where the incident took place, Mrs. Anthony, said, and all she wanted was a shampoo and a finger wave. Anyway, when she sat down she went right through to the floor, all doubled up as if she'd sat in a bra- rel, she sa'd. and what's more, she suffered shock, contusions and [strain. No Drafting of Men Over 25 Expected Washington Major General Lewis B. Hershey says he believes President Truman's goal of men in the armed services can be reached without drafting men over 25 years old. The selective service direcior expressed this view in a copy- righted interview (U. S. News and World report) in which he also: 1. Said the manpower pool of classified as 1-A "ouBht to give us before next June 1." 2. Predicted that draft boards will be" calling; on 19-year-olds before the end of this year. 3." Forecast that the program to rearm "will last a generation." whole complexion of the Korean far. The Tenth corps directing iiie ,eoul fight said Seoul's military (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) KOREA Army Calls Up Women Reservists Army yes- terday called women Re- servists to active duty. It was the first call to women since the Army expansion began. The order applied to lieutenants or captains in the Women's Army Corps, the Army Nurse Corps, the Women's Medical Specialist Corps, and enlisted women m the Wom- en's Army Corps, Enlisted personnel were ordered to duty by November 15. Various dates were set for the officers, but all are to be in by November 29. The women, bath officers and en- listed personnel, will serve for 21 months or such other period as may be authorized by law. ;