Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 30, 1951 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 1

Publication:
Location:
Mt Vernon, Illinois
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 30, 1951
Page:
Page 1
Start Free Trial
Cancel

TEUfPflB^TUIIE Friday—high, 78; low, 66. uast night's low—67. Rainfall .44 inch. Airport noon temperature--67. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER WCATSCII : SOUTHERN laiNOIS: CIOM.> with occoslonol ptriodt m showers ond thundtretorffil tO> night and in south and ecnfral portion Sunday. Littif chong»< in temperature. Idw tonl^pt 60 to 66. High Sundoy 75 to 80. VOLUME XXXI — NO. 232 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINIOIS — SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1951 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER AWAIT RED REPLY TO PLANE WITH 49 ABOARD MISSING IN WEST SEARCH ON IN NORTHERN COLORADO Son Francisco to Chicago UAL Mainliner Losf Reported Over Cheyenne On Way to Denver. By Associated Prtti DENVER, June 30. — Search planes and ground crews combed northern Colorado today for a United Air Lines Mainliner missing with 49 persons aboard. The DC-6, last heard from at 2:46 a. m. (Central Standard Time) was one of the first UAL planes to go back in service since pilots of the line called off their strike yesterday. The search was concentrated for a time five miles east of Loveland, Colo., and later turned north to Wellini J\, 75 miles north of Denver, af Vk 'armers told of hearing a plane .tress. Howev, ifiei ^L 3nd peace officers in ti 'h emphasized the reports a » (Jnd.^'^ confirmed. The fii t came from farmer Johi VVilsoit n^^r Loveland, who t •he State Highway F sounded tc^*** SwarniN ol Cf Search ' » farm and Departme to the State heard what crash. over the ,ne news- IRWIN HUNTED FOR KIDNAPING IN WASHINGTON Man Who Kidnaped Detroit Woman Abducts and Attacks Girl, 17. paperman , W«KU. n,.^ ^jj. Force dayt-«j. ' but there was no sign of t? ssing transport. Later, WilnVim Coy, a farmer near Wellington, reported hearing the noise oP a plane, apparently in trouble, o\-v "lis plf.ce r.bcut 9 a. m., standard time. Wellington is only about 30 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyo., where the plane reported it was overheard in the last message from it. Searchers headed for the Wellington area, which is in flat farming and grazing country. "It sounded like a big thump," Urich said. "It must have been a long way off because it didn't sound near as loud as the Army plane that crashed three miles from here two years ago," he added. A state patrol ground party went ouickly to the scene, some 60 miles south of Cheyenne, in the sandy foothills of the Rock Mountains. Searching aircraft also concentrated on the area. Frisco to Chicago Plane The big liner, carrying 44 passengers and a crew of five, was flying from San Francisco to Chicago by way of Salt Lake, Denver and Omaha. United, Air Force and Civil Air Patrol planes fanned out over the area about 50 miles north of Denver— halfway between Cheyenne and Denver, where the plane was due at 3:10 a. m. C.S.T. The Weather Bureau reported slightly overcast skies, but no severe weather in the area when the plane last radioed its position at 12:56 a. m. Auto Overfurns, Near Camp Ground, Driver Not Hurt Donald Payne, of RFD 6, Mt. Vernon, escaped injury af 8:30 this morning when his car overturned on state highway 15, a half mile east of Camp Ground. Sheriff Roy Taylor, who investigated the accident, said that the car turned over into a ditch. The car was heavily damaged, the sheriff said. PHILADELPinA, June 30 — Warren Lee Irwin, sought for the rape and kidnapping of a 17-year- old Washington girl, was reported today to have forced his way into a suburban home and fled in a stolen car. Cpl. Harold Dando of the Pennsylvania state police, said Irwin and the girl he is accused of kid­ naping, Carolyn Barker, appeared at the home of Irwin's undo and aunt in Warrington shortly after midnight. Then, Dando said, Irwin forced his way into the house at gunpoint and ordered his uncle. George Brewer, to drive him to Philadelphia, 30 miles away. There, said the police officer, Irwin got some clothing from a locker at the Pennsylvania raildoad's Broad st. suburban station. The gunman then ordered Brew, er to return to Washington, Dando reported. Upon their return, Dando said. Irwin took Brewer's car, a 1950 green oldsmobilo sedan, and fled with the girl. Pennsylvania state police joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a widespread search, intensifying their hunt along the eastern seaboard. Wanted For Murder, Kidnaping The FBI wants Irwin on other charges, including murder and kid­ naping. The 21 year old Irwin is accused o^ ki'V'iS Mrs. Adeline Shagena, hear Oxford, Mich., June 8, and kidnaping a woman June 19 at Detroit. The latter victim managed to elude him in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after being his prisoner for a 15- hour ride across five states. The police report said Irwin pawned an engagement ring stolen from the Washington girl here yesterday. It said he also pawned a wrist-watch taken from the girl's fiance, who had just pre; sensed her with the engagemert ring. Second Washington Case It was the second kidnap-rape case near Washington this week. Early Tuesday morning two youths forced a newly wedded 18-year- old girl from her home ; t Arlington, Va. and took her to a lonely place, where, she said, they ravished her repeatedly. The youths were captured within hours. The new assault began within sight of one of the capital's most noted tourist landmarks — the Washington monument. Police said Carolyn Barker's fiance told them yesterday a gunman forced him to drive with the girl to Nearly Falls Chui'ch, Va„ Thursday evening. There, he told the police, he lay helplessly bound while his intended bride was raped nearby. The fiance, a 19-year-old-filling station attendant named Lawrence Gilbert, later picked Irwin's picture out of FBI files as the kidnapper. Police said Gilbert told them the gunman parted from him with the warning: 'Don't say anything about this to anyone for 24 hours or I'll kill the girl." Gilbert kept mum until early Friday. PLACE JENISON, MACK TOGETHER IN REMAP Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County in New 23rd District With Bond, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Lawrence, Marion, Montgomery, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne and White. Probe Death of Eight in Crash By Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla., June 30.—A Nav>' court of inquiry today was investigating the crash of a Navy patrol bomber which plunged into the sea yesterday, killing eight of the nine men on board. The court met under the direction of Capt. S. J. Lawrence, commanding officer of the fleet ail- weather training unit, Atlantic. The twin-engined PBM was taking off on a training flight and was only 30 feet above the .water when something went wrong. Couple Killed in Crash Near Cairo By AsiociaUd Praft CAIRO, 111., June 30.—-An East St. Louis couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Slicker, were killed yesterday in a traffic accident north of Cairo. Officers said their car collided with a state highway truck driven by Leslie B. Wilson of Tamms, 111., who suffered serious head injuries. Slicker 's age was listed as 48, his wife's as By Aisoeiattd PrtiS SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 30.— A new map of 25 Congressional distj -icts for the state has been approved by the Illinois legislature leaving only Governor Stevenson's signature to enact it into law. The major change places Congressman Peter Mack of Carlin- villo, a Democrat, in the same district with Congressman Edward H. Jenison of Paris, a Republican. The Jenison-Mack district covers a sprawling area running from the Indiana line through Springfield and Carlinville. Agreement on redistricting came in the legislature late yesterday and broke a stalemate that had threatened to force all Congressmen to run at large from the state in the 1952 elections. Illinois is losing one of its 26 Congressional seats because of 1950 census changes, making reapportionment necessary. The new districts will be used in the primary and general elections next year. It is the second time since 1947 that the legislature has redrawn Congressional boundaries. Here are major revisions provided in the bill: Shifting Bond, Fayette, Lawrence, .Montgomery, Richland and Wabash counties to the district of Congressman Charles W. Vur- sell of Salem, Republican. Adding Gallatin, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Saline counties to the district of C. W. (Runt) Bishop of Carterville, Republican. Republican House members who supported the compromise map said they weren't completely satisfied but that they didn't want to have Congressmen running at large. New Congressional Districts By Associated Press SP^BiINGFIELD, 111., June 30.— Her 't'' -%he alignment of counties in '''.Tessional districts under the bilf''approved by the Illinois legislature: 14th— DuPage, Kane and McHenry, 15th—Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Will. 16th—Carroll, JoDaviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. 17th—Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, McLean, Vcrrr.ilicn and Woodford. 18th—Bureau, Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark and Tazewell. 19th—Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island and Warren. 20th—Adams, Brown; Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler and Scott. 21st—Christian, Macoupin, Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Sangamon and Shelby. , 22nd—Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Logan, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt. 23rd—Bond, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Fayette, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marlon, Montgomery, Richland, Wabash, Washington, Wayne and White. 24th—Madison and St. Clair. 25th—Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Masaac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Union and Williamson. « BURHTAYERN AT FAIRFIELD IN GANG WAR AIR FORCE AND ARMY FIGHTING NAVYIN SIAM Thailand Navy Revolts, Kidnaps and Holds Premier on Warship. "^ennington Bootlegging Joint, Scene of Slayng Day of Attack on Shel- tonites. Is Destroyed. 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF BETHEL TABERNACLE; 20TH OF MINISTER Tlie 35th anniversary of the Bethel Tabernacle and the 20tb anniversary of its present pastor, the Rev. Ace Summers, will be celebrated Sunday afternoon, July 1. The church originated under the ministry of the Rev. Earl D. Hill in the old Kern's Hall 35 years ago. From this hutuble beginmng with about five stalwart believers, the Bethel •Tabernacle has grown to its present large membership. Today the church is located at 1004 south Tenth street. The present edifice was erected in 1948. It has a seating capacity of 450 and is one of the fine church buildings to which Mt. Vernonites point with pride. Next to Dr. R. B. Guthrie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. Summers is the oldest minister in Mt. Vernon in point of service. Dr. Guthrie has pastored his church here since 1928. . The present success of Bethel Tabernacle can be attributed largely to the ministry of Pastor Summers and the cooperative spirit of his many church members. A basket dinner will be served Rev. Ace Summers rin will be the anniversary speaker at services at 2:00 p.m. The pastor, the Rev. Mr. Summers, and bis congregation today extended a special invitation to the public to attend the service, in the church basement at the noon hour Sunday. The Rev. Harry SUttfry of Her By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand, June 30. —Thai Navy and Marine forces fought what appeared to be a losing battle today to set up a rebel government replacing kidnaped Premier Pibulsonggram. Army and Navy forces fought an artillery duel in the streets of Bangkok. Some shells ripped through the American embassy, situated between opposing forces. Apparently no Americans or other foreigners were hurt in a night of heavy fighting, said William T. Turned, American charge d'affaires. As he made this report over the telephone to the Associated Press, a bullet ricochetted into his living room. It lodged in the wall over his head. Navy Rebels The Army, Air Force and Police joined in a fight against the rebellious Navy. Royal Air Force planes bombed Navy headquarters, across the Chao Phya river from Bangkok at 8 a. m. today (8 p. m. Friday EST). One bomb fell between the French embassy and the Oriental hotel. Three persons were injured. Premier Held Prisoner No attempt was made to bomb the warship on which Pibulsong­ gram was reported held prisoner. The Premier, kidnaped by a Navy patrol at a public ceremony Saturday, broadcast a plea for opposing forces to get together. His supporters ignored it. Army and Air Force ultimatums were issued to the Navy and Marines to surrender. When they were ignored, tanks, artillery and planes opened up on the rebels. U. S. Gives Dredger The Premier was kidnapped during a ceremony marking the transfer of an American dredger to the Thai government. He- was standing beside Turner when a heavily armed Navy detachment moved in and surrounded him. Armed Sailors and Marines covered the official party until Pibulsonggram was whisked away in a launch. He did not protest. Later Turner and other officials were permitted to leave. There was nothing to indicate the coup was Communist inspired. It might stem from old rivalry between the Army and Navy. There had been rumors of a possible Communist coup. Tlie kidnaping took place so rapidly that a handful of Army officers and police at the scene had no chance to defend him. Price of Newsprint Goes Up July 1 By Associated Press TORONTO, June 30.—The $10- a-ton increase in the price of newsprint—subject to many objections from the United States—goes into effect tomorrow, July 1, for the greater part of Canadian production. The new price is ,?116 a ton in New York and .$112 plus sales tax in Canada. The 11 companies who are known to have put in the increase, produce about 4,000,000 tons of Canada's total production of some 5,500,000 tons. Nearly 90 per cent of this is sold in tiie United States. Two Little Boys Bitten by Dogs Two little boys wefe bitten by dogs here yesterday afternoon. Mrs. D. R. Ellis, of 301 south 22nd street, reported to police headquarters at 5:05 p. m. that her son Danny, age 4, was bitten by a dog. At 5:30 p. m. police were told that Jimmy Rector, 4, was bitten by a dog in the 1000 block of Telle Road. In both instances officers instructed owners of the dogs to keep them tied and under observation for a ten day period. FIREMEN'S BILL DIES By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 30.— A bill to cut the maximum work week of downstate firemen from 84 to 67 hours died today in the Illinois Senate. MAY BE SITE OF ARMISTICE TALKS By Associated Press FAIRFIELD, 111., June 30. — Southern Illinois' Shelton gang war flared afeain early today with the burning of a roadhouse where a man was slain Thursday. Ogie Pennington's three room tavern two miles south of Fairfield was set afire and burned to the ground. The tavern had been closed and unoccupied since Thursday's shooting. Louis Sons, 49, a farmer, was found fatally shot in the tavern Thursday. Sons was a reported witness to the machine-gunning of Ogie's brother, Guy, 37, and Guy's 'vife. Lulu Pennington, on a Fairfield street Thursday. The couple, each struck by four slugs, was wounded gravely. Lulu Pennington is the youngster sister of the notorious Shelton brothers. Charlie (Blackie) Harris surrendered F;:-iday on a charge of attempted to kill the Penningtons. He was freed on $10,000 bond. Harris is an ex-convict and former crony of the Shelton brothers. He has become an arch foe of the family in recent years, however. State's Attorney Gerald Mayberry said he had no diea who started the tavern fire but -said it appears to be another incident in the Shelton feud. Fourth Clan Fire Today's fire is the fourth involving members of the Shelton clan in the last two years. Guy Pennington's home was bombed June 19, 1949, Big Earl Shelton's home was bombed and burned Dec. 1, 1950, and his barn was burned three weeks ago. The Shelton gang wars date back to the pr. v" 'tjon era when at least 40 per.s- t- fvVere killed as the Sheltons v. ^re' feudittg with the rival Birger gang. Three of the five Shelton brothers, Carl, Bernie and Roy, have been killed since 1947. The survivors. Big Earl and Dalta, moved out last January and are reported living under assumed names somewhere in Indiana. Talk of Revenge There is talk in this town of 6,000 that Big Earl and Dalta might return to avenge the shooting of their sister. The belief is shared by Sheriff Elmer Brown and Police Chief Otis Haljam. The tavern burning preceded by only a few hours Ogie Pennington's admission that he first discovered the body of Sons Thursday. Ogie said in a signed statement that he and Sons had several drinks together in the place, presumably after the machine-gunning. Ogie asserted he left, drove around about 30 minutes and then returned to find Sons lying dead on the floor. "I ran and jumped in my car and came to town," the statement added. "I'm pretty sure I stopped at the Star service station and called the cops." Police said earlier that W. A. Walls reported discovery of Sons' body. Ogie was arrested the night of the shootings on a charge of drunken driving. He pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday and was given the minimum punishment—a $100 fine and revocation of his driver's license for 90 days. Floodlights Fail The city tried to drive Ogie out of a business a few weeks ago by installing flood lights around his tavern. This was supposed to discourage customers who violate the law by buying drinks in a dry county. Throwing light on the matter proved ineffective, however, and the scheme was dropped. Ootis Trial to Start Monday By Associated Preii FRANKFURT, Germany. June 30.—The U. S. high commission said today the Czechoslovak foreign office in Prague had announced that the trial of Associated Press Correspondent William N. Oatis will begin Monday. The high commission said the U. S. embassy in Prague had received this information in a foreign note. The trial will take place in Prague. ORDGNANCE PLANT BLAST By Aisoeiattd Press BRIDGEWATER. Eng., June 30. An explosion in an isolated building of the big Royal Ordnance factory at Puriton last night killed six men, all workers In the pUnt. GEN.RIDGWAY ASKS FOE TO MEET ON SHIP Invitation for Confar «nc« in Wonson Horbor Ignored; Red Radio Stapt Up Attacks on U. S. This is the Danish motorship "Jutlandia" which was converted to a hospital ship and donated to the United Nations forces in Korea. Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, UN commander-in-chief (June 29) proposed that the commander-in-chief of the Communist forces in Korea meet him on a Danish hospital ship in Wonsan harbor to discuss an armistice. The "Jutlandia" is shown as it docked in Copenhagen in December, 1949.—(AP) VETS REUNION OPENS FOR SIX DAYSMONDAY Carnival, Free Acts, Fireworks, Softy Tourney at Mt. V. City Pork. The 12th annual Veterans Reunion at the Mt. Vernon city park will open next Monday night and continue through Saturday, July 7. Reunion Commission officials today outlined the entertainment of free acts, a carnival, a Softball tournament and fireworks display which will be features of the six- day event. Moore's Modern Shows carnival, which will play the city park midway all week, will open on Monday night. The big days of the reunion will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Free acts are planned for the night of July 3; afternoon and night of July 4 and night of July 5- The Alma LaRose revue and free acts will be the featured attraction On July 4 and the Sidney Belmont revue on July 5. A musical and entertainment program will also be held on the night of July 3. Fireworks On Fourth The annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be Wednesday evening with the aerial and ground pieces being touched off from the island in the city park lake. The fireworks display this year promises to be more elaborate than ever before. Joe Boyle, chairman of the Veterans Reunion Commission, has announced that the commission has purchased $100 worth of fireworks to be added to the mammoth display furnished annually by the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. A 24-inch aerial shell — largest "firecracker" ever received here for the display—will be one of the features. Softball Tournament A 16-team softball tournament, sponsored by the Moose Lodge and paying prizes totaling $360, will make up the sports program for the Veterans Reunion. The tournament—with six Mt. Vernon teams and ten of the strongest out-of-town teams in Little Egypt competing—will begin Monday night. Games will be played Monday and Tuesday nights, Wednesday afternoon and night, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Car Plunges into River; 2 Missing By Associated Prtas BEARDSTOWN, III, June 30.— An automobile plunged into the Illinois River near the downtown district last night and two persons were believed drowned. The car was dragged from the river. No bodies were found. A couple in a second car said two persons appeared to be in the vehicle that passed them at a high rate of speed, hurled a barricaded excavation, smashed through a retaining fence and dropped 20 feet into the water. The couple, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coy, to^ police that after the auto sank a man seen swinuning near the spot disappeared. Typhoon Menaces Okinawa By Associated Press TAIPEH, Formosa, June 30. — Unless it changes its course, a typhoon will hit Okinawa sometime before tomorrow moraipg* BRITAIN WARNS IRAN OF GRAVE CONSEQUENCES Holds Mossadegh Responsiole for Safety of Oil Field Workers. By Associated Prtis TEHRAN, Iran, June 30.—Britain warned Iran in a note today that Iranian insistence on seizing control of British-owned installations might lead to the "gravest consequences." The new British move in the struggle for control of oil in Iran came as the International Court of Justice at the Hague opened hearings on a British demand for an injunction against Iran 's oil nationalization attempts. British Ambassador Sir Francis Shepherd handed the note to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Its contents were revealed simultaneously in London and Tehran. Terming Iran's actions stubborn and unwise, the British note warned that the government of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh would be held responsible for the safety of British subjects working in the southern Iranian oil fields. Warships Stand By A British cruiser now is standing by at Aba'dan with a small Iranian frigate anchored nearby. The note, signed by British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison, outlined recent developments in the oil dispute. Controls Eased In Stop-Gap Bill By i'siociated Prtsi WASHINGTON, June 30. — President Truman has until midnight to decide whether he will accept a temporary, watered-down price control extension or abandon for at least a month his emergency powers over the nation's economy. Congress left him no other choice when it passed yesterday a stop-gap bill which would extend the Defense Production Act for the month of July and ban price rollbacks and additional price ceilings during that period. The month-long extension congress voted apparently bans rollbacks of the price of shoes, clothing, textiles and a long list of manufactured goods the Office of Price Administration (OPS) had ordered to go into effect Monday Spare Tire to Return Meanwhile the juggling of existing federal controls continued. As the fir^t-half of 1951 ended, the national production authority: 1. Announced it probably will restore the spare tire to new automobiles by September or sooner— but only because there will be 300,000 fewer cars manufactured in the next quarter than in the last. 2, Cuts by another five per cent the number of beer cans for brewers, to save tin. Seventy per cent of pre -Kcirea usage now will be permitted. The can supply is not limited for most food products. And tomorrow, industrial America returns to the wartime system of rationing scarce metal — steel, copper and alumimmi— -to essential producers by direct allocations under the Controlled Materials Plan (CMP). CUV, acclaimed by some businessmen and denounced by 'others, will supercede the priority system which, officials say, has begun to break down because of siiortagei. By Asieciattd Praia TOKYO, July 1 (Sunday)—The United Nations invited the com^ munists to talk about a Korean armistice Saturday, but Red reactions were not encouraging. There was no word of a reply from the communist military commander early Sunday, more tha.. 16 hours after Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway suggested peace talks. Official Chinese and Koreaii Red radios in Peiping and Pyongyang made their final broadcasti Saturday night without even mentioning Ridgway's proposal. The government of India, which in the past has tried to mediate the war, did not share the optimism expressed in U. N. quarters. It did not say why. The Moscow press published, without comment, General Ridgway's invitation to cease-fiirt talks aboard the Danish hospital ship Jutlandia. Communist press and radio continued attacks on "American ruling circles." The Peiping radio urged intensified war efforts. Pyongyang radio published another war communique. Moscow radio quoted a North Korean de- •n6;:d thiit U. S. troopi' be fMUted from Japan after a peace trea^j'. Moscow newspapers ; accused "American .ruling circles" of trying to whip up new "ainti-Soviet hysteria," and accused U. N. See- retary-General Trygve Lie of Incendiary noisemaking." Lie expressed earnest hope of "prompt and affirmative response" from the communists to Ridgway's offer. All available radio facilities In Japan and South Korea continued broadcasting the supreme U. N. commander's invitaition to the "commander-in-chief of communist forces in Korea." Propose Wonsan Meeting It suggested a conference aboard the Danish hospital ship Jutlandia in the harbor of Wonsan, shell- shattered communist port on Ifo- rea's east coast. The Jutlandia transferred her patients to the American hosidtal- ship Haven, scrubbed out potential conferences rooms, and awaited word to sail from the South Korean port of Pusan. "We would go at a momoit'i notice," said Commodore Kil Hammerick. In Tokyo a high U. N. officer cautioned: "Folks ought to calm down • little. It's my guess that not • thing big will happen for hours, at least." Troops along the relatively quiet battlefront were hopeful but skeptical. Battle Under Searchllglits Biggest battle action was another demonstration of Allied artillery might, under the glare of 8,000,000 candlepoww seardi- lights. The blazing lights caught about 800 Chinese preparing to attack northeast bf Kumhwa on the central front. U. N. batteries cut the Reds to pieces. The war went on as usual for the navy and air force. U. N. planes made 200 sorties Saturday morning through overcast skies. Thev hit again at 15 ah- fields r ound the Red capital of Pyongyang. The fields have been bombed in 700 strikes within the last week. Warships rounded out their first year of action on the Korean coasts Friday night. In twelve hours they have fhred 2.500,000 rounds. Favorite target has be«l Wonsan, suggested truce port- Ridgway's message laid dowa no conditions on any kind. ^ Throughout the day Genenl Ridgway remained in his office la the heart of excited Tokyo. 8at> urday night he gave a receptlM!^ attended by news executives. SOUTH KOREAN COBONnOpMI By A*«Mlata4 PFM* , ^-'fp ^^ifi • PUSAN. Korea. June |^~'HNl South Korean govenMnf|Mk|||| listed the "five minimum H^llBii ments" under which it will aSMlA a cease-fire. They are: 1. Chinese communisti. withdraw into Manehuri*. out causing any new the lives and property «f 9m villans in the north." 2. The North munists must . 3. The United agree to prevent dnresiiinably slthwr

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free