Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy Tonight, Light Rain Friday Football Tonight p m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 189 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER TWENTY-FOUR PAGES rean rmies r sed Senator Asks Controls on Prices Siluaiion Oul Of Hand, Ives Wains Truman Nation's Standard Of Living Due For. Lowering By Marvin L. ArrO'.vsmith I Washington Senator declared today the price situation is getting out of hand andj he called en President Truman! to set up control machinery spped-j "I hate to see price control i Ives said, "but I think it] must if there has beer, no mark- ed improvement in the present pic- ture by the first of the year. And no appreciable improvement ap- pears likely." A report from the Federal Re- serve board, meanwhile, rnade it plain that the nation's current standard of living is due for a low- ering. The report pointed to the heart of the growing economic problem with a showing that: 1. Although barely beginning: to feel the Impact of expanded defense orders, the nation's in- dustrial machine Is pouring out goods and materials at a rate not far from that achieved at the height of the second world war. Z. Even so, it hasn't macag-- ed to Ueeji up with soaring business and consumer die- mand, much less fill (hat de- mand with a left-over capacity for defense goods production. Already, the excess of demand 100 Nominations Left Hanging As Senate Recesses Four Persons Were Uninjured when this Ryan Navion plane made a "belly" landing at the Winona municipal airport at this morning. Pilot and owner of the craft, William A, Fraser of Omaha, said the landir-.g gear failed to function and when the wheels of the ship did not come down, it necessary to slide into the landing. The craft slid 980 feet the long runway before it came to a stop. Tips of the propeller were bent and the undercarriage of the craft damaged. New parts will be sent here from Omaha to repair the damage, Mr. Fraser said. Es is an airport operator at the Clear Ridge airport in Omaha. His passengers were an Omaha physician and two contractors, who flew to Winona to inspect the Heise clinic. The damaged plane was towed-off the runway by the Olson Wrecker Service arid taken to the hangar of the Winona Flying Service. Republican-Herald photo Test Indicates Viroqua Man Under Influence of Drink 91 U. S. Prisoners Freed in Korea By Stan Swinton With the XI. S. 2Sih Division, Korea Ninety-one American prisoners of war were liberated to- day by two columns of advancing Its report implied that satisfyingiu. S. 25th division -troops in deep over supply has produced -'addi- tional sharp rifes in board said. the defense needs still to come will mean reducing civilian supplies available, regardless of prices. One hint of possible future ef- fects cf the nation's mobilization on consumers came yesterday when the Interior department set up ajtreating Reds. South Korea. Eighty Americans were freed at Namwon, the other 11 at Hadong, 32 air miles to the southeast. Ten at Hading were litter cases. All had been abandoned by re- The two columns of men, tanks Minerals and Energy administra- tion (M.E.A.) with power to par-' and guns linked up today at Nam- eel out supplies of coal, gas, oil, won, 65 air miles south, of Taejon, electric power and raw materials for defense. With that action came word that curbs may shortly be imposed on the octane ratings of automobile gasoline and even commercial avi- ation fuel. The department has said there Is plenty of auto gasoline and that and plunged west. A great oval-shaped area of mountainous terrain infested with Red guerillas was enclosed by the linkup. South Korean troops were as- signed to rnop up on the trapped Communists. Both columns had plunged more] rationing is definitely not in pro-lthan 70 road miles from Chinju, spect. But officials said there jumpoff point. Wl'-ite-clad South Koreans cheer- ed and waved their Republic of Korea flag as the American columns passed along the road almost un- opposed. The chattering machineguns of shortly be restrictions on the amount of alkylate so as to pre- serve supplies for high grade mili- tary aviation fuel. Cut Gasoline Quality Alkylate is the ingredient which boosts the octane rating; and ef- the lead tank cut down a few Com- Coroner's Inquest Hears Details Of Eddie Crash Viroqua, Viro- jqua carpenter who drove the other car in the crash which killed two Winona woznes last Wednesday apparently was driving while under the influence of alcohol. This was the opinion expressed at a coroner's inquest here this morning by Dr. Prank Kozelko of Madison, who is on the staff of the University of Wisconsin hos- pital. He testfled that after analyzing blood taken from 54, he concludes that Davis was driv- ing while under the influence of drink. Dr. Kozelko said the test showed Davis' blood had an alcoholic con- tent oi 1.47 per cubic centimeter. He said this is below the intoxica- tion borderline cf 1.5 per cc, However, he pointed out that the test was made two hours and 40 minutes after the acci- dent in which Mrs. J. Roland Eddie and Mrs. Lena Carrier were killed outright. The doctor said he believes tha'ij if the blood sampling had been] taken immediately after the acci- dent near Westby, Wis., Davis' al- coholic content would have been about 1.57 and in excess of the established 'intoxication borderline. Following the accident last week, Sheriff Morris Moon declared that resist, ficiency of gasoline. Its cutback in munist stragglers who tried auto gasoline- might bring some re- duction in engine performance. A department spokesman said' i j I i producers have already reducedjGuSt3VUS AuOlpnUS the octane rating of automobile ,i oline by one point since Aug-ust lltfirOllrfient in response to a government re-i toJDavis had admitted having had two drinks in La Crosse prior to the accident. He also said that Davis had volunteered to submit to the blood test. Earlier this morning at the in- quest. He said that even with furth- er reductions, motorists would still set better gasoline than in re- cent years. Mr. Truman, has expressed con- cern over rising prices anc! has has created agencies to handle wage and price stabilization, but far Sf. Peter, Minn. Enroll-, ment at Gustavus Adolphus college for the 1950-51 school year was; 1.057 today, a decrease of 135 from that.of last year, Of the 316 freshmen, 150 are Wounded Brother Died in His Amis Milwaukee Death separ- ated Milwaukee brothers In Korea. The letter to Leonard Poczekaj from his son. Army Corporal Leon- ard, Jr., 19, began: ".Dear Dad. I got bad news. Red ww killed today." "Red" was Corporal Robert L, Poczekai, 20. Robert and Ms brother joined the Army together January 15, 1948, trained, together and went into the Korean fighting side by side as a machine gun crew. They had been inseparable since childhood. The letter, dated September 5, gave a. scribbled account of how the North Koreans opened fire from a distance of 20 feet away. "I was only five feet, from wrote Leonard, Jr., "They killed him and a buddy of ours. Red was hit in the throat. I grabbed him but he died about 20 seconds later. "But I got the Gook who shot Red Dad, I'm not coining back 'till I kill them all. "Dad. it's hart0 for me to write this. You know how close we were. He was all I lived for, I always stuck close to him fig- uring if they got one of us they'd have to get us both, but- it didn't work out that way. "I covered Red with a blanket." President May Give Some Temporary Appointments By John Cbadwick Tru- man was expected today to give temporary appointments shortly to some of the persons whose nomi- nations the Senate didn't approve before Congress recessed on Sat- urday. When Congress quit until No- vember 27, an even 100 nominations were left hanging and thus died. Some of them were submitted so late that the Senate had little chance to consider them; others were held up by controversies. Under Senate rules, all nomina- tions not acted upon when the law- makers adjourn or recess for more than 30 days are returned to the White House, to receive further con- sideration, they must be resubmlt- ted, Mr. TruiKan can, and no doubt will, fill some of the vacancies by recess appointments. These will be good only to the start of the new Congress on January 3, however, They cannot carryover Irom one ingress to the next. Four Rejections In the meantime, of course, the: Senate may confirm the President's choices if he resubmits the nomi- nations when Congress returns on November 27. During- the 1950 session just end- id, the Senate confirmed U.N. Forces Press Pursuit Of Remnants Small Pockets Holding Out in Various Sectors nominations submitted by Mr. Tru- man and rejected only four. Figures, By Don Huth Tokyo The Red Korean army was written off officially by the Allied command today as an organized fighting force. But it still carried wallops that may be used in pocket combat before the Comminists are wiped iout in South Korea or their rem- jnants can escape over parallel 38. Lieutenant General Walton H. (Walker, commander of the U. S. Eighth Army in Korea made the appraisal as the Allied armored fist tightened on Seoul's remain- ing few Red defenders and as re- sistance mainly evaporated in South Korea.. "The North Korean army is in complete rout and no longer exists as an organized Walker told war correspondents at Jt news conference at his Korean head- quarters. But he cautioned that hard local fights may lie ahead. Mop-up Continues The general said United Nations forces now are engaged in wiping out Reds before they can reach the 38th parallel, the dividing line Soviet-sponsored north land the republic in the south. Walker added that he expected instructions soon on whether his United. Nations troops may cross the boundary on a military pre- lude to political unity for Korea under U. N. auspices. The TJ. N. sponsored creation of the republic but was kept out, rf the Red North. U. N. observers in New York expressed belief that General Mac- Arthur, commander of the United Nations' first armed peace-en- forcement action in the Korean fighting, already has authority to chase the Reds across the 38th, i parallel. A British plan for Korea's (political future Is being prepared Douglas MacArthur reportedly has presentation to the U. N. gen- given authority to send troops across the 38th, parallel intc North Korea (eral assembly Friday. Clieeriny, Smiling U. S. Marines haul down a North Korean flag found flying in front of the former Changdok palace, now the gov- ernment general building in Seoul. The invading North Koreans held the South Korean capital three month-. (A.P. Wirephoto to The MacArthur May Cross Line to Destroy Reds if that action is necessary to destroy the Communist army. But responsible quarters who reported this yesterday said no final decision has been made thus far as to whether the United Nations shall don't tell the whole story. More occupy North Korea after the fight-; ,han were routine stops. of armed services personnel. Many others were selections of postmasters and marshals. The four turned down by the in one day last August Martin A. Hutchinson of Virginia to be a member of the Fed- ral Trade commission, Prank E, Hook of Michigan to be a member f the Motor Carrier Claims com- mission, N, Neil Andrews to be a ederal judge for the northern dis- rict of Georgia, and Carroll O. iSwitzer to be a federal judge for the southern district of Iowa, President Truman presumably approved the essentially military decision that MacArthur should authorised to send troops across; the the border between. North and South Korea, if that is necessary to the destruction of the North Korean arrny. Presumably; also, it was review- ed with other members of the U.N., under whose flag MacArthur is di- recting fighting forces in Korea. Authorities here said the decision was based on the U. N. security council's resolution, of June 27 Lovett Named Defense Deputy Under- secretary of State Robert A. Lovett was picked by President Truman today to be deputy secretary of rtll "_l_l Uliljti. i C 3 -.JILlbJ.WAl, Vi U LillV All ran into objections from whlch called on member nations their home state senators, and members of the Senate sided with1 defense. He succeeds Stephen T. 'Early. Red Columns Flee Raked by Allied fighter bombers, Red columns fled from Seoul to- Iward the 38lh parallel, 35 miles i north of the South Korean capital. :B29s were bombing the escape j route ahead of the Reds. j A spokesman at MacArthur's I headquarters reported Reds (were killed, 750 captured and 11 tar.ks hit between Seoul and [Uijongbu to the north. Inside the fire-blackened capital, U. S. Marines and elements of the 0. S. Seventh division flushed out die-hard Reds from building to building. Most of the rearguard Reds appeared resigned to die lighting. More than two-thircis of the city "to was in Allied hands. American who is leaving the defense fluttered from newly-won Senator Byrd often at outs .with the administration, led the opposition to Hutchinson, who opposed 1946. Byrd for the Senate la Hook, a former Democratic con- gressman from Michigan, was op- posed by Senator Ferguson (R.- ity to South Korea armed attack and to re- (Saturday to return to private busi- e international peace and secur-iness. area." Lovett is a close friend of These informants said the reason- ing back of the decision is that it would not be possible to restore "international peace and security in the area" unless the North Ko- rean Red arrny is totally defeated. The speed with which Mac- Leonard, Jr., was removed Senate seat in 1948. Hook had run for Fergu- Arthur's forces have been pushing fT> a imrQ Via T'PTinT't.PH f.fl as planned, more tlan three- tary of Defense Marshall, under fourths of the Red army will have whom he served as undersecretary been wiped out. The Communist of state. HP is in the invest- force that invaded the fledgling re- quest betas conducted at the court- 'he, al3d be house by Vernon County to }ll4i stateside J juuty under, a new armed forces (Continued on Page 3, Column policy requiring that only surviving TEST sons see no combat. said the matter is under studv. He men and 165 are women. Eddie W. Johnson, director of admissions, said it was the first time in the college's history that freshmen women out- not nnmed anyone to head (numbered freshmen men. He attri' Senator Ives, who helped it to the draft call facing men tile defense production law, college age. for filling those jobs as soon as possible and for full steam on or- S'S'.iization of program. a wage-price control Country's Welfare First, Truman Says President Tru- raan called yesterday for the elec- tion of congressmen who will put Iowa Mishap Kills St. Paul Motorist Ames, A. Anderson, J57, St. Paul, Minn., was killed early today when his car left highway 69 about two and one-half miles north cf Ames. Story County Sheriff Ivan Shal- ley said Anderson apparently lost the whole country's welfare above [control of his southbound car after partisan advantage. rounding a curve. The accident occurred about He made a brief broadcast, re- corded Tuesday, in connection with the Democratic party's observance of Women's day. The speech had been billed as and at no time did Air. Truman urge election of Democrats or defeat of Republicans. Industrial Worker Killed by Cave-in Houston, Texas. workers yesterday lost a race to save Johnny Francois, buried by a cave-in as he operated an air hammer in a ten-foot hole. The 35-year-old construction worker was working on an expan- sion project for the Shamroflc ho- a. m., and Anderson died at the scene of the accident about 15 min- utes later. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Fri day with occasional light rain Fri- day. No decided change in temp- Low tonight 48, high Fri- _J- frantic day 65' tel's Corp club. His chest crushed and necfc broken. was LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: JVTaximum, 74; minimum, !i3; noon, 68; precipitation, .02; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 3, Not Consulted Senators George and the invaders back was reported to 'have been a factor in splitting the j acceptance. of state. He is r.ow in the invest- ment banking business in New York, Mr. Truman telephoned Lovett at his home at Locust Valley, N. Y., at a.m. offered him the appointment and got a prompt Russell, Georgia Democrats, objected to An- drews on the ground that they had not been consulted about his ap- pointment. Similarly, Senator Gillettee (D.- 38th parallel issue into two parts Lovett will be given a recess an- wil1 be annihilated. Any possibility an immediate, military one subject later to Senate a long-rang-e political one. confirmation. The o.uestion was clarified here after conflicting reports from Lon- don and New York, where the Unit- ed Nations is meeting. An official London source had Iowa) protested that the nomina- tion of Switzer was an "affront" to him. Switzer had been the said the U. S., Britain and France Democratic candidate for governorlhad agreed that U. N. forces of Iowa in 1948. I should cross the 38th parallel only Despite their rejection by the'with specific approval from the Senate, Switzer and Andrews still jare serving on the bench under re- appointments given them last year. The Justice department, however, said their pay been stopped August 9. Hook quit the motor carrier claims commission after the Senate rejected his nomination. The Presi- dent nominated William R. Car- penter of Kansas to replace him and the Senate approved the ap- pointment on September 22. general assembly. This source said permission for such a move would be asked. But a U. S. dejegation spokes- man in New York said no U. N. action would be necessary that MacArthur already had authority to do whatever he regards as es-1 sential to the destruction of the North Korean army. The decision on whether to station People of Seoui Appear Happy to See Americans Seoul, Korea The for Seoul has ended. Colonel Lewir (Chesty) Puller of Saluda, Va.. commanding, the first U. S. Marine public June 25 -was estimated at some men. Trap Secure The general said all Red forces south of the Pusan-Taejon-Seoul highway, winding diagonally from southeast Korea to the northwest, of organized Red retreat from the south was doomed Tuesday by the link-up of armored columns 'from the Inchon and Pusan beachheads. That line now is Walk- er said. General MacArthur's spokesman said a Communist buildup was ob- j served around Suwon, in the north- ern corner of the huge Allied trap. He added that it had "potential- ities of being but add- ed: "It is difficult v> say at lime whether the enemy in buildup is prepared to they are Ju. this this fight to p. m, Wednesday. That was the time, he said, when That area afeout miles soullj of Seoul. Seventy miles farther the last Korean Reds pulled back! south, at Taejon, another Red con- north and east, giving the Ameri-icentration was under attack by an army of occupation in cans complete mastery of every part Only a day before Congress and to supervise the setting s up of a government there still re- mains to be made by the U. N., authorities said. Ezzard Charles and Joe Louis, left to right, display their swollen left eyes in dressing rooms after their heavyweight title bout in Yankee Stadium at New York city. Charles blasted Louis' come- back attempt by winning an unanimous decision in 15 rounds. (Story on sports page.) (A.P. Wirephoto to Tile .Republican-Herald.) cessed, Mr. Truman sent up the nomination of Stephen J. Spingarn of New York for the place on the Federal Trade commission which the Senate had denied to Hutchin- son. No action was .taken on Spin- garn's nomination and Mr. -Tru- man is expected to give him a re- cess appointment. Other Nominations Two other nominations not acted on when the lawmakers quit were those of Robert T. Creasey of New Jersey to be assistant secretary of labor End Irving Plorman of New York to be ambassador to Bolivia. Also dying with the congressional recess "were the President's nomina- tions of five directors of the Re- ionstruction Finance Corporation. They had been held up in the Sen- ate banking committee because of an investigation by a subcommit- tee headed by Senator Fulbright (D.-Ark.) into the policies of the (huge government lending agency. Milwaukee Garbage Cranemen on Job MUwaukee Five cranemen whose strike halted garbage tions in Milwaukee for three daj's bowed to a common council ulti- matum today and returned to work. Their agreement to return, pend- ing a meeting -with the council's finance committee Monday, was reached at a conference of city of- ficials and representatives of the M.O. Government and Civic Em- ployes Union. The people have come out of dark holes into the sunlight today in their horribly ravaged but now peaceful city. Marines and Army infantry, com- pletely relaxed, wandered today through the streets where a few hours ago they were fighting a savage battle. The siege of Seoul lasted seven days, but it will be years before the U. S. Fifth Air Force fighter-bomb- ers and forward elements of the U. S. 24th division. MacArthur's Thursday summary said planes and ground forces de- stroyed 23 Red tanks near Taejon. Infantrymen pushed within three miles of the city which they had yielded in a bitterly fought with- drawal in July. It was there that the 24th divi- sion lost its fighting Major General William F. Dean. But intelligence reports Thursday scars of battle are erased. Almost held hope that Dean listed as every block in the city has been smashed, at leas; in part. Despite the destruction, there is a warm feeling that these people are genuinely happy to see the Am- ericans, return.. The streets of Seoul still are a tangle of broken trolley lines, tele- phone wires and electric lines. The nibble of burned and blasted build- ings still clogs many of the streets. The group's siidown Monday halt-j But bulldozers are sweeping the ed the work- of about 2SO other rubbish to one side and knocking garbage collection department era- jloyes. The cranemen empty the pits where garbage is dumped. down the thick barricades which the Communists built for the de- fense of Seoul. missing might be alive. Officers wife the XT. S. First cav- alry division said three South Ko- rean informers reported recently overhearing Red officers plan to move Dean from Chongju's prison- er stockade to Seoul. Chongju was captured by the First cavalry division in its 115- mile sweep from the old southeast beachhead north of Taegu to the linkup with the Seventh division south of Suwon. The three -South Koreans reported the Reds mas- sacred 200 civilians before fleeing ifrom Chongju.