The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on July 17, 1950 · 1
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Monday, July 17, 1950
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4 Severe LINCOLN . , . 'i M fx c op I ., .. , a n WrcM QUITE AN EXPERIENCE' The tornado which caught these lour Lincoln women near Oakland was an experience they said they would not like to have again. They are (left to right): Katherine Weber, Gretchen DeVries (seated). Hazel Jenkins and Wini-' fred DeVries. (Journal Staff Photo). ! V '1! HEROINES' CAR This car four r - , . r . . . live children from a tornado near Craig stands demolished by the 'Lincoln9 s 4 Tornado Heroines A7oie Must Vacation at Home Heroines but minus a vacation in Minnesota, four young Lincoln women pondered Sunday how to epend a vacation at home. -The women, Katherine Weber and Hazel Jenkins, both of 1517 So. 15th and Gretchen and Wini-fred DeVries, both of 1 10 Se23tlv were "caught in a tornado near Craig and were credited with . preventing possible injury to five children on the Hugo Swanson - farm. . - j. ' -.. , Saturday andbnner tobein Minnesota by night. Just outside of Fremont they said they noticed the clouds iegin to darken and believed it was. going to rain. They saw the clouds mill back nnd forth and finally begin to funnel and pick up tilings. Seeing some trees up ahead, the women turned into a driveway there and found themselves in the Swanson farmyard. The farm house was surrounded by trees and visibility was bad. The five Swanson children, ranging from about 6 to 16 years of age, were home alone and had not ttotrced' women,- being told there was a storm - shelter.-ad vised -the -chil- .tkci. to cetan-.Tiiii.iiL(.icr4;i.ii; ..was. Filipino Reserves ToCet Duty Call- MANILA. (P). The Philippine rational defense department announced Sunday its intention to reactivate 5,000 Philippine army reservists to throw against communist-led hukbalahaps. The department also asked for n additional 35,000,000 pesos ($16,500,000) - for- this- purpose. The request considered during a forthcoming special session of congress. The reservists would make up . five more battalion combat teams to be used in the Philippines. Pope Goes to Summer Home for Early Vacation VATICAN CITY. (?). Pope Pius XII left by car Sunday night for his summer residence St Castel Gandolfo. The pontiff, now 74, took his " vacation this year a month earlier than usual on the advice of physicians. The. doctors advised the pope to take some rest after his heavy holy year activities. ' ? The Weather High temperature yesterday. Low temperature yesterday . . Nebraska: Partly cloudy Monday with thundershowers day and night, no important temperature changes, highs 75 north-vest and 80 to 85 southeast; Tuesday partly cloudy with scai- teniithunderehowersbsoutheast in morning.' Kaiiiiw ! I'lrdy rlwwBjr Mwnwy with. Alonal thundemhowrr. rontlnuM warm anil humid, hltha M In- ; Tll partly cloudy with ocraaionnt thundrr-tmwrra. ln: ronnldrraM rlnonlnr Mon-urnllfrrd thundrrahtmrM nvnlljr la rait and xmlh. high 0 In "9 n"rlhwrt, near US 'nouthnmt; Twadajf xnld-rahlf rlmxllnraa Hn araltrred tndrHmt BMMtly In aoiitheast, lrt humid, cookr aO-and luuln. : . LINCOLN TEMPKRTVRF.S ' (OKlrlal V. S. W'fathfr Borfaa Rrtdnra 1!:?0 J :SO :0 S:S ,H 4 : .HO h:M) :0 T:S0 StSO :.tfl 10:80 J 1:3(1 ll:SO 1:S0 a.m.lMunlfil 2:80 P.mrr- p.m.. p.m.. p.m.. p.m.. p.m.. p.m.. S 81 a.m.. a.m.. . 69 . It , CH . 9 . 1 i:0 :SH 81 MO 79 a.m.. a.m.. a.m.. a.m.. a.m., a.m.. a.m.. a.m.. p.m.. p.m.. 7.J 7H 7 , 71 :'0 p.m. , 7 10:30 p.m.. . 77 11:30 ' p.m.. 74 . 79 U:.m a.m.(Moo)7t . 19 1 M am .an t:sl a.m . II 3:30 a.m 71 Hith trmnrratnrc a rrar at 9, low 6. Sun rlart ft: 10 a.m., arU ?:M p.m. TCMrtBATl RES ELSEWHERB I a 7 Miami M 7 w Vnrk 70 60 w Orleans ft n.1 IVnwr HH M lx Antrlra ill CMraa rtrait Wwiarrll .Mirinft riiTin Kansaa (lly Hi U. Oil W 7 faa Krandc 7t il u 14 trtatUa V V . .-yA. i 7 ? wit" Lincoln women left to rescue- in the barn milking and said he did not want to bother about the weather. '' JUST TIIEN the wind began to blow and they heard a loud roar. The women and the chil-dren ran for the cave and got in just as the. storm struck. The door on the cave biew off. They said that things were flying past the cave and a lot of dirt and other objects came in. The( youngest children began to cry' Hazel said, "I was past thoughts and did not know what would happen, but the children wanting their parents took "my "mind " off myself." ' GRETCHEK, who told most of the story, said it felt as tho the earth began to. shake. The pressure on the ears was terrible, she said. The shaking was probably caused when the house was blown across the cave, she added. The house was completely destroyed. Part of it fell on Gretchen's 194& car, which-was also demolished. ,,.4It,,,wa9.Gretchen'g---earwhkh4 was carrying the four women on their'. Vacation thus the huddle Sunday, to decide how to spend mr-foTTntghr a w af-"t?(ttnKXty: " After the storm calmed down it began to pour rain. With the doors gone the women and their UtUe-chargeiQtAXoMQaJiin, xiivy smeu jn me cave uihu uie" Swansons came home from "town. THE GIRLS, altho they lost a car and a few -personal things, said that, their's was nothing compared to the Swansori's loss. There were no buildings left on the farm and all the bark was stripped off the trees. - - A farmer took the four heroines to Oakland where they bought dry clothes and went to a hotel. Later they went back to the farm and forced the trunk of the wrecked car open and got their luggage. One of the lighter Incidents of the storm was that articles from the house blew into the car. Articles that had been in the car were underneath it on the ground. CONCERNING the storm, Katherine said, "The first thing I thought of was getting to shelter. I do not believe I was scared and the worst part was in the yard when the trees prevented watching the storm." - When asked how they planned to spend the rest of their vacation, Winifred said. "I guess we will spend the rest of this week with our folks and .next week visiting each other." " Ralph Shreve Dies; Unadilla Farmer Ralph Shreve, a farmer jiving between Unadilla and .Elmwood, died Sunday. . M r.-Sh re ve-ha s beet a resident of. Nebraska aU. his life. jie is survived Dy nis wue Delia; two sons, Russell of Lincoln, and AVarren at home: two daughters, Miss Dorothy' Shreve of Lincoln, and Mrs. Genevieve Schmoder of Weeping Water; three brothers, L. J. of Lincoln; Jesse and Arthur,' both of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Schlonder of Elmwood and Mrs. Luella Lowney of Lincoln, and two grandchildren. Ashland Accident Fatal to Omalian An umana man, nianin w. Nelsen, 43, was fatally injured eany aunaay in a one-car atti- .1 . A. Ti: U....... C A mil4 ueiH UII mlivs djr u auuut a west of Ashland The state safety patroT. said that Nelsen was driving the car, which apparently went out of Vas taken to an Omaha hospital where he died later Sunday. Weather Easing - Help Arranged For Homeless Tornado" Victims -i Lincoln received .11 inch of rain at the municipal airport In the 24-hour period ending I2:3Q a. m. Monday, weather bureau reports made available by the civil aeronautics admin lstratlon reported. Nebraska's new set of weather troubles, born of hail, rain and tornEdoerwhich leveled' atleast fiye farms Saturday night, eased Sunday. , Althp rains in eastern Nebraska ranged up to four and a half inches, ho flooding 'of consequence was reported. Some of the spotted, heavy rain fell in the York area where just a" week ago a 13-inch deluge put one fourth of the city of 6,000 under water. York itself received only a half inch Saturday night but near Waco, a tiny community a few miles east, of York, a 3.60 fall was recorded. v r THE BIG BLUE river, which drains the ""area," climt'ed -two inches to 17.84 feet during the night and still was climbing. The weather bureau predicted J it would rise to 22 feet Monday morning. This would be six feet over flood, stage but more than six feet under the all-time record high reached last week. No extensive ...flooding is expected in Crete until the river rises to about 20 .feet. - Saturday's tornadoes hit near Crig-and Cotdovih The Ctaij? tornado injured four persons slightly, leveled five 'farms and a school house and damaged..Jaalf a dozen other farms. Several farms were damaged in the Cordova Beaver Crossing areas. Sunday' many bf Craig's 400 residents joined to give a helping hand to farmers whqse places were hit. The town's fire whistle was blown 13 times to summon volunteers to go out and clean upj the debris 7 strewn farms. Early Sunday Craig's Amerf-can Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars posts mobilized to guard the property and handle traffic as sightseers thronged to the area. The nomeless families who weathered the storm without serious injury, moved in with neighbors. The Red Cross sent aid to the Craig area. . " Miss Helen Cbrkinu. substitute Rett Cross state public relations ullicer, and reported 16 families affected. Miss Corkin. said that Vern Zetterman, Oakland chapter disaster chairman;-said that most of the farm families hit were renters. ' "EMERGENCY needs ing met," she said, "and .we will send a special worker to the area Monday." In addition to the tornado victims. Miss Corkin said a flash Hood in Fremont Saturday night has brought requests for aid from several fam ilies there; Reports from York, McCool Junction;"' Beaver r o s s i n g Beatrice and other areas flooded the - previous, week end, toHJ:of IPHtjrehflWUti tinuing. A few new families were added to the disaster list at Cordova following the small' twister there Saturday night, Miss Cork- LIGHT RAIN showers were falling at Lincoln? Omaha, Grand Island and North Platte, at 12:30 a. m. Monday, weather bureau reports made available by the civil aeronautics administration indicated. Rainfall for the preceding 24 hours was: Lincoln : . .T.VT. ..11 Omaha .r. . .7V..oi (.ninil inland ....OS North Piatt ....21 Norfolk , ..37 Buntrll 1.20 Hayes Center had .11 inch and Chadron, a trace in the preceding six hours. The Burlington railroad reported three inches of rain at Giltner, two and a half at Ches . -F r- ' . i - AMfjrt laaiMiii nr mi Hafi'iia nnH "r-'Ti'irl iair rr'i imoilt"ftri"fi'mriTi inn n innm fcmn--T'niriMliiifri,im ,ii ir v - wmu.:Wu IN THE TORNADO'S WAKE t This rubble was once the well-kept Roy Wilnajd farmstead in Burt County about 50 miles northwest of Omaha. The farm was one of four leveled by "a tornado Saturday nifiht. Remains of the farm house may be seen in the FOUNDED IN 18&7 ft eaJp orees : O nea a - ' Tp u .. . A k 'j . .V I J ; y, -, f. 1 - Li liil?,?'i-el,.m, aaNsjt. ;imhh-n n-inl END OF A SCHOOL HOUSE A crumbling foundation and piles of kindling wood mark the site of Burt county district . rural school No. 13 near Craig after the tornado slashed thru the area. (AP Wirephoto Sunday Night.) , , -f-. r l:1 DEATH AND DESTRUCTION' spilled corn, a tottering machine arrow ) tell the- story "of " torrrada farm near Craig. (AP Wirephoto Sunday Night.) 'All-Ou t Preparedness9 Urged By A.t .LJs President Green WASHINGTON. CP). William Green, president "of the American Federation of Labor, Sunday demanded "all-out preparedness for am nvontimlitv" inVTllHinff mil. are ter"'. ?""",y. - - . . uiu.auuii ui i.iuiu. - "We -find ourselves facing a situation with the implications of a third world war ... if the war is localized how we know it is only a question of time until the inevitable happens. Only adequate preparedness can safeguard us," the AFL leader stated. a ABOVE ALL., LLfcE We must put- back of this -supreme effwt unity ui iJuiJuse anu me cuu- group of citizens,"' Green said "For preparedness and for the safety of our civilian population at-home-and uaLAworKf every rablei bodied citizen must find his responsibility and make good. Our unions are ready and competent to co-operate ,in that responsi- ter, two inches at Sargent and an inch and a quarter at Aurora. The Sargent rain delayedthe opening of the Sargent branch which' had been planned for Monday. Part of the branch was washed out by last week's heavy rains,. Other lines washed out by last 1 week's rains are being served by trains making circui tous routes until repairs are com-4 pleted the railroad -said . - r !T v , . S."' '"Wf. ". '''l'. 'TTW " i ,Jt!W:.'.'t,,S. JiftS S V !,' LINCOLN I, NEBRASKA) MONDAY, JULY 17, 1950 FIVE CENTS tE S4; ' r A dead cow (white arrow), shed and an overturned car (black "detructlorrrjri reugcr: Wicsezt bility as free citizens, should," he continued. - - - GREEN COUNSELED that "we nei the Jacts in Tder that we can best help our cause, and that we need to know the gravity of present need so that we can help to get action." "As we- move toward preparedness we urge the government to provide adequate means to get the truth to all nations and keep theni constantlyinformedLhe said. . . 7: , f'ftllona PATCHOGUE, N. Y. (fT). Five-year-old Jimmy Morge took his father's box of cigars and paraded thru 'iGWflrPfc&iH right and left. When pop, Patrolman Adolph Morge, caught up with him, Jimmy explained that his pet cat. Starlight, had just given birth to two kittens. ' : t . Japanese Reds 'Deviate' TOKYO. IP). The newspaper Mainichis said Sunday that the Japan communist party -had recused more than 200 members of "deviationist..activities" and or dered them to stop all party work. It aid the group "included three former- members-of- the -central executive committee... upper left some 50 feet from the gaping basement. Bare founda-, tions and rubble mark what was let of five other buildings. Note trees stripped of foliage along top of photo. (AP Wirephoto Sun-? day Night) . - - i , - unl n Seoul Seizure Typically Red, a V M W Refugees Say - t r SOMEWHERE IN SOUTH KOREA, (&). Refugees from red-captured Seoul say communjst .tanks battered open prisons of the former Korean capital the first day the invaders entered the city. The freed prisoners then set themselves up as a guard force, operating from police stations and police boxes. Refugees, whose names are withheld to prevent harm to relatives left behind, gave these stories of the typically first few days of north Korean rule over the city , of more than 1,500,000. ON JUNE 28. three days after the reds crossed the 38th parallel, an underground communist "organization surfaced in Seoul and organized "peoples' committees" m all-precincts. The following day red troops went thru the homes of the wealthy and the high government oTTtctals: aiirtrtrjirrimi the cun- tents to poor people living near-4 by. On July 1 ajieoples' court was established in each precinct. The judges were north Korean civilians or army men. Persons most munist were the first tried. - ONE REFUGEE, jailed fey the reds three days, said that while there he heard the invading army suffered such heavy losses in the fighting below Seoul "it will take a month to dispose of the dead." The price of rice by July 3 was about seven times its price the day the invasion began. The communists ordered the price back down and said anybody buyin&-or-sellingaLJiigherLfig- ures would be shot. Sales stopped. Seoul residents quickly bought I up all the produce of truck gar dens. The reds then searched house-to-house . for foodstuffs and took from each all but enough for three meals. Alien Control Bill to House WASHINGTON, ffl. Denounced as "a concentration camp bill," a proposal to control aliens whom the United States has been unable to deport goes before, the house Monday with a hot fight in prospect. An answer to complaints of somemembors that -"a - lost battalion" of criminal and subver- ,United States, the bill affects de portable .. aliens whose. home . J -countries, wfln't.takelhenj. back., Chairman Cellcr (d., N. .Y.) of the house judiciary committee, which approved the bill last budge it from the rules commit' tee. It comes up Monday under procedure requiring a two thirds vote for passage. The senate has not yet considered it. Celler and other opponents particularly object to a provision that would let the attorney general send an alien "to such place of detention as "may be designatedby -the- attorney, general and be detained, tho not at hard labor, pending eventual deportation." ' . Celler claims the effect of the legislation could-be. life -imprisonment for some of the aliens. fj nasreneaa Drive on Taejon; Southern Koreans i Crush Opposition TOKYO. (AP). Waves of north Korean troops burst from the Kum river bridgehead Sunday night behind a fierce artillery barrage and drove United States infantry back toward imperiled Taejon. A field dispatch said the heavily outnumbered United States soldiers were pressed back .. ' . by "hordes" of red troops, who came on in unstoppable numbers despite tae heavy cost. United States tanks supported the infantry in the bloody fighting. Some were hit by a new high velocity anti-tank rifle that drilled a hole thru armor more than an inch thick. At least one tank was abandoned. ASSOCIATED press Correspondent William R. Moore reported that some : American units jiad to run thru a hail of red mortar and' small arms fire to reach new positions. Red snipers infiltrated behind the A me rican posi tions an d harassed supply lines all the way to Taejon, which is about 15 miles southeast of the front. t---itHrreated -how-far- the - .red breakthru penetrated toward Taejon before the Amer ican hnes reformed in front of it. ON THE EAST end of the flaming front, south Korea's army supported powerfully by United States' ; air and artillery ' lianded the reds a "catastrophic" defeat Monday. General MacArthur's communique said 'aggressive southern action drove the communists back "in disorganized retreat" near Yongdok, 85 miles, north of the United States supply port of Pusan. A second south Korean victory came in the Yechon area, 55 miles northeast of the Taejom late Sunday during a savage attack by the south Korean 21st fegirentFthe:"-coTnirainiqTiertai' B-29 Superforts in their second big strike of the war dealt a heavy blow to Seoul's railroad yards 90 miles behind the front. An air force communique said by more than 50 Superforts, Shops were left in flames and tracks were shattered, . THE REDS In their new drive aciosa the Kum attacked at the site of the blasted . Chochi-won-Taejon highway. , bridge Sunday night. U. S. troops had withdrawn their main lines in that sector in the face of a flanking threat from the original communist bridgehead 12 miles to the southwest. The reds paid heavily. U. S. warplanes - blasted communist soldiers from the bridge. They ihenncMediuitalL,aUempts. by red . soldiers to patch the bridge S0" tanks' ' could ; move across. LusnirT IHa rnmmiinisfe still hhri Vm tanks across the 200-yard-wide nificantly, that "Taejon had not yet fallen." The city of 100,000 has served both as an advanced U. S military base and as a refugee capital for - the south Korean government. (The American Broadcasting company in New York said Sunday night its correspondent' with Amcr,kai., JuEccs, Korea had reported that "the air strjp at Taejon is all but de-ertcd except .for a handful of American troons l The - A. B C reporter, who was not identified by name, also said "communist spearheads are rapidly approaching Taejon" but that the city, "is still in American hands.") THE COMMUNIST radio at Pyongyang said Sunday night the reds had occupied Mung-yong, 43 "miles north of Kum-chon. Kumchon is an important railhead whose capture would cut the U. S. supply line between Puson and Taejon. MacArthur claimed, however, in a communique issued about nine Hours before the red broadcast that the communists were still north of Mungyong. ' Etta Uingsby Dies; Here for 2a ears Miss Etta Blanche Ringsby. 77, of 1715 So. 25th died Sunday. She had lived here for 25 years. Miss Ringsby is the sister of MrsJL-Hyde.. Sweet, of Nebraska. , City Another surviving sister is Mrs. ay ncea oi .uDuin. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday at Roberts, with Father Asboe of Nebraska City officiating. Burial wrill be at Adajgj Rubber Workers Call Off Strike. -at Goodrich riant AKRON. O. (IP). CI.O. United Rubber Workers ended their week long strike at the B. F. Goodrich company Sunday. A company spokesman said the shift that reported for work at midnight was almost normal "In size. 1 . A vote to end the strike was taken at a special meeting called by George R. Bass, Local No. 5 president . Japanese Volcano Erupts TOKYO. (IP). A volcano erupted Sunday on the islet of Oshima, 80 miles south of Tokyo. The volcano, Mount Mihara, had been dormant ten years. ' Iranian ruts IiiFullDay on Controls Plan Real Decisions Still Arc Secret WASHINGTON. (JF). President Truman spent most of Sun day at his white house desk presumably deciding what to tell thT home front what will be asked of it because of the Korean fight- inpi nnd thegeiiaLiriterna.tiQnaL outlook. Authoritative Informants " said the chief executive likely will v seek limited domestic controls to back up expanded military operations. ' '. ""THOSE CLOSE to the situation -reported that the president may also announce plans to call up six to nine national guard divisions as well asome reservists. There also was speculation that two or more regular army divisions would be reactivated. The talk of the extent of armed forces expansion,, however, was still speculative.- Any real decisions were highly secret. Defense officials were silent Final decisions are due shortly. Some meetings are scheduled ' Monday, which, it v was said, might influence Mr. Truman's action. Tuesday Is generally regarded as "D-day" Decision day or ;. the deadline for completed agency recommendations. planning picked Wednesday as the first day.whcn there is. any .. . real likelihood that Mr. Truman will be in position to tell cQngress his conclusions. ONE OF THESE sa?d there " are ho plans at present for the -president to make his recommendations to the lawmakers in persons. The same source added that "if Mr. - Truman does not appear personally at the capitol, it is logical to guess that he will make his public presentation in a radio address to the nation perhaps That-night. .-..-Only, denials were - elicited by . -. inquiries as to whether any arrangements have ; been started for radio time for such a report. Criliail CatllOllCS PravforPOWs BERLIN. (P), An open ' air gathering of 35,000 Roman Catholics from Berlin and the Soviet zonei prayed Sunday for the "speedy return of all our brethren who are still held prisoners." Konrad Cardinal von Preysing, Catholic bishop of'Berlin, led off the masst prayer by "begging all" worldly authorities to tlo- their utmost to hasten the return of our brothers and Bisters who are still separated from us without J their .fault." - Any reference by -name to the Soviet Union was avoided. However, it was obvious the prayer" was meant as an accusation of Russia, the only power still hold-ing German prisoners. Baseball Results WESTERN LEAGt'K Omaha 4-0, LINCOLN (1-1. ', ln Motrin S-fl. Slou t'lty -3. 1 , l).nvir -!!, t'oloraado hprlnti 5-1. ttrfblo , H Irhita 4 r - ' AMERICAN LEAGt'K New VorU t-i. Chtraw Hoston LI-!, llrvrland 10-. Vahln1on S-K. tit. linla 1-1. I'bllaJriphla 5-6. Detroit J-7. NATIONAL LEAGt'K nmolilj-a 10. SI. Inl t. I hlram) H-ln. I'hlladVlphla 0-S. (Inrlnnull 16-11. Nrw York -! (Mna (ante 13 Innlnca). Bmton -, I'lltuburih B-. ' , Stand H ESTERN LEAGl'E tprt- Omaha ...... - .1-' . . . . Mou nryTtnttos -sr .w tqi nirniia 47 4a .dzi IW Molnn 44 4 ,4H It 10 I'lH-hto 41 61 .44 Drnvrr 40 Ml .444 LINCOLN SH 48 .441 i Colorado Nnrlnn .... 40 6:1 ' .4S4) AMERICAN l.EAC.l E w I prt ' I H - ' 1 lKVi IS lptrolt Nrw Vork ..... Clrvrland BoMon ,, Uahlnctoa ... C hlraeo ....... St. loiiln rhlladclphia ... M 4 4X t.1 :i it .II6 ' ,6M .64 .4M .4'.' ,10 NATIONAL LEAGl'E w I pel M. IAI1I4 41 XI , .64 rhlladrlhla ........ 46 S.I Hnnton , , 44 S4 Hnmklya 41 S3 hlraio S ao 17 .IMi4 .474 .44 Nw Vork 3 4S ( Inrlnnntl SS 4-5 .4?S I'ltUDurgk 1 4 .157 Monday'g Schedule$ western i.r.Aorc (All Mht narwa). IVnvrr al ( olorad Sprtnca. W Irhita at Parhlo, l.lnroln al On in ha. . ' (Slum City at lira Motawa. NATIONAL l.r.AM R i Brooklja at M. Levi U-4aj-titU) 1 I

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