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1 K AMERICAN PAPER FOR AMERICANS S THE W THE WORLD'S ST VVA GREATEST NEWSPAPER Founded June 10, 1847 32 PAGES rpsporrrs If II N A 1L .VOLUME CDC NO. 186 m u. s. pat. oma coftricht isso BT THX CHICAGO TJUBWiSJ SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1950 - THIS PATER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONI FOUR CENTS PAY NO MORE Lfll o)fo) i n i Pusan Battle Looms; Patrols Battle Reds BOTH SIDES BUILD FORCES ALONG SOUTHERN FRONT Defenders' Troops Beat Off Attack in North Sector BULLETIN TOKYO, Aug. S (Saturday) (AP) North Korean Communist! arc moving elements of . a 4th division into the Chinju ' front of South Korea for a new major thrust, briefing officers at Gen. MicArthur's headquarters said today. (Map on pag 3) TOKYO, Aug. 5 Saturday (JP North Korean troops today were expected to loose an all-out smash on the southern front aimed at Pusan, the beachhead port 35 miles east of the quiet battle line. The United States 8th army, charged with holding the southeast Korean beachhead until a counter-offensive can be launched, J reported this development in a war summary. It told of " unconfirmed reports" which Indicated "the enemy may launch an attack east of Chinju today." Chinju Is 55 miles west of Pusan. ratrols in Action Patrols from the United States 25th infantry division moved out aggressively on this front and were in continuous contact with the enemy, the summary said. Gen. MacArthur's headquarters earlier had said that two more Red divisions were moving up for the attack on the southern front. At the same time, bracing for a major battle, the American hurried up reinforcements of elements of the 1st marine and 2d infantry divisions to undisclosed places at the front. An afternoon war summary released by MacArthur's headquarters said communist casualties in the last 24 hours were heavy on the southern front, and no advances had been reported. Northward, the North Koreans were moving up to the last-ditch Naktong river defense line, which curls to within seven miles of Taegu. This is the front line supply city 55 air miles northwest of Pusan. The battle for Taegu, second largest Korean city ttill in allied hands, has begun, according to a Reuters dispatch, It said American guns tcer shelling northern troops along the Xaktong just above the city of 350,900.1 Halted by Koreans The 8th army said neither the 24th infantry nor the 1st cavalry infantry! division had made any important patrol contact with the enemy on that front The main body of the South Koreans was digging in on hills behind the Naktong river 35 miles north and northeast of Taegu. Gen. MacArthur's afternoon summary said the Reds suffered heavily in a futile attack yesterday on South Korean troops near Yong-dok, east coast anchor for United Nations forces 80 miles north of Pusan. Marine carrier based planes for the second straight day yesterday lashed at enemy troops and transportation targets on the southern front, a navy release said. New Red Boss Indicated . Washington, Aug. 4 (iT) An announcement indicating that the North Koreans have a new com-laanding general has been made Tjy the Red radio at Seoul, a U 51 ted States defense department spokesman said today. The radio said on July 31 that Gen. Kim Chak had become commander-in-chief, according to information received by defense officials here. Apparently he suc- eeeded Marshal doe Yonggun, ORDER KOREANS INDOORS IN FEAR OF GUERRILLAS Nt York TbncaChlcafO Tribune Dispatch 1 PUSAN, Korea, Aug. 4 Ten sion mounted late today amid threats of wide scale communist sabotage and a guerrilla uprising aimed at crippling this American supply port. Doubled guards of the army and navy inspected the identification papers of all troops, officers, and war correspondents at mili tary buildings, docks, and storage areas. The heavy influx of refugees during the last week has caused concern among army commanders. Koreans Ordered Indoors Shortly before 6 p. m. today a Korean provincial government car cruised the streets telling the people to go home and stay there. Meanwhile ships in the pier area continued to disgorge ammuni tion and other supplies which flowed steadily to the front Hastily erected signs welcoming American forces were torn from the walls of the city during the night Yesterday, small handbills were circulated urging the populace to rise up against the "Syngman Rhee South Korean president puppets and United Nations invaders." Only Pusan Left The pamphlets erroneously told the people that all the principal FKoreah cities, including Taegu, were in the hands of the peoples liberation army" and that Pusan alone remained to be " liberated." The pamphlets bore the name of the oragnization issuing them as the "Peoples Liberation Guer rilla Committee." ASKS MORE PLANES Washington, Aug. 4 (yP) Presi dent Truman today asked congress for an extra $950,000,000 for naval plane construction and procure ment In a message to House Speaker Sam Rayburn, Mr. Truman said the funds are in addition to the $10,500,000,000 emergency defense appropriation requested last month. Congressional sources told re porters the new navy fund would speed the navy's plane program In line with plans to expand the air force to 69 groups. If approved, the extra money would give the navy $1,596,269,000 for its plane program for the present fiscal year, which began July L , In addition to the plane money, the President also asked for a $35,000,000 increase in the defense department's emergency fund, $84,952,000 for army public construction, and $85,978,000 for navy public construction. In all Mr Truman asked for $1,155,930,000 more for defense. CARRIER BOXER SETS RECORD ON PACIFIC TRIP San Francisco, Aug. 4 (P) The aircraft carrier Boxer, speeding home from an emergency fighter plane ferrying trip to the far east arrived here today, setting a Pacific record of 7 days, IS hours, 36 minutes. Capt Cameron Briggs, who took command of the 27,000 ton ship 30 hours before she sailed from San Francisco bay for Japan July 14, said the return trip mileage was " slightly under 5.000 miles." He meant nautical miles. (To convert to land miles, add 15 per cent The Boxer carried outbound a naval aircraft group plus more than 150 F-31 Mustang fighter planes. PullU.S.Army Out of Korea. RussiaUrges BY CHESLY MANLY ICblcif Trlbmnt Pren Serrk Lake Success, N. Y Aug. 4 Russia today presented the U. N. security council with a peace ' resolution" calling for the immedi ate withdrawal of United States and other foreign troops from Korea and for an end of hostilities. The resolution also asked the security council to hear representatives of both the Chinese and the North Korean communist regimes. In submitting his resolution, Jacob Malik, soviet deputy foreign minister and president of the council this month, obviously was engaging in a delaying action to forestall consideration of a pending United States proposal to condemn the North Korean Com munists for their continued de fiance of the U. N. Three Days of Debate After three days of acrimonious discussion, the council yesterday defeated a proposal by Malik to consider the admission of Red China first and then proceed to the "peaceful settlement of the Korean question." The only heading on the agenda, proposed by the United States and approved last night is " Complaint of Aggression Upon the Republic of Korea." Malik made it clear he would veto the United States proposal by saying he regarded the issue as a matter of substance. This means it can be killed if one of the five big U. N. nations votes against it. Malik's resolution follows: "The security council decides: A to consider it necessary to in vite the representative of the people's republic of China and also to hear representatives of the Korean people in the course of the discussion of the Korean question; B to put an end to the hostilities in Korea and at the same time to withdraw foreign troops from Korea." If Korean hostilities should be ended and foreign troops withdrawn, the Communists would have a complete victory. They occupy all the country except the beachhead held by forces of the United States and other U. N. members. Austin Rips Proposal Malik told the council representatives of both South and. North Korea should be invited to appear. It is necessary to invite both parties to the dispute if the council wishes to bring about a cessation of hostilities, he said. Warren R. Austin, United States representative, reminded Malik that the general assembly created the U. N. commission on Korea, to hear both the northern and southern regimes, and that it was refused permission to enter the territory of the Communists. Moreover, the commission was unable to obtain the good offices of the soviet union, Austin said. "Since the aggression of June 25, the North Korean regime is not only in contempt of the general assembly but also is1 defying the security council by continuing hostilities," Austin said. -State of Hostility" After the session, Austin denounced the soviet proposal as "exactly the hypocrisy the U. N. has been up against since the beginning of the attack." . "This is an effort to make the world believe they are really interested in peace," Austin said. "Its obvious object is to create a status in Korea that would be extremely favorable to communism and against freedom. Its purpose is to cause the troops of the U. N. to withdraw. I don't believe they are going to withdraw.' Gladwyn Jebb of Great Britain said the North Koreans had put themselves "in a state of hostility, with the United Nations itself." If they wish to be heard, he said, let them comply with the security council's resolution of June 25, which ordered them to withdraw beyond the 38th. parallel. THE OSTRICH r-, f .( . . , - LEARN TO mWiField'sPlans l5 to20 Million CHURCHES TOLPfifroPPfog Center for Skokie Former Pastor Calls for Rifle Practice Tampa, Fla., Aug. 4 (IF) A col lege president, saying he is alarmed at world conditions, recommended today that church members follow their prayers with rifle practice. Dr. E. C Nance, president of the University of Tampa, advised leaders of groups Interested in peace, including churches, to " launch a campaign of instruction in the use of firearms and guerilla warfare to every man, woman, and child in the United States." Quits World Federalists His views were expressed in a letter asking that his name be withdrawn from supporters of the United World Federalists, a group seeking to set up a world government thru the United Nations. Dr. Nance, 50 year old veteran of two world wars and former pastor in several Christian churches, said if he occupied a pulpit today he would tell his congregation not,, to be too highminded even in their prayers. Backs Total Readiness " I would tell them that religion is not at least in our day, to help them escape the realities of life, but to help face them," he said. " I would say it's better to be a live sinner than a dead saint After leading my congregation in prayer services, I would invite them to the rifle range for practice in firearms. I believe we should have total preparedness based on the laws of the jungle that we should learn every art and science of killing." London Train with 500 Visitors Stalls in Tunnel LONDON, Aug. 4 Reuters Five hundred Americans today spent their first three hours in Britain in a smoky railway tunnel. They had boarded a train for London after debarking from the Britannic The , train had scarcely pulled out from the pier and entered a long tunnel when it halted. There it remained until extra locomotives pulled it out A railway official said it was an exceptionally heavy boat train, and the engine ; apparently couldn't climb the grade in the tunnel. BY PHILIP HAMPSON (Picture en pag 3) A huge shopping center expected to have an ultimate cost of 15 to 20 million dollars is planned for suburban Skokie by Marshall Field & Co., Hughston M. McBain, chairman of the board, announced yesterday. He said the company has bought 110 acres of land at the northwest corner of U. S. 41 Cicero av. and Golf rd. as a site and predicted the development will be one of the largest of its type in the world. The center, situated near the north and west boundaries of Skokie, just east of the new Edens super-highway, will have parking facilities for 6,000 automobiles. The preliminary plans provide for one million square feet of selling space in three main buildings and a double row of shops along a central shopping mall. v Plan Shuttle Bus A shuttle bus service is proposed to connect the parking area with the shopping center itself, from which automobiles will be barred. There will be a tunnel to take care of trucks and an underground loading platform. The company expects to erect a A siiOHi' v muum - ,2X1 -A. V , f jV-,iiftu . SITE OF MIWl ttTituVl V , CHICAGO V THE WEATHER SATVKDAT, ACGCST 5, 1950 CHICAGO AND VICIMT: Gen-? era-Uy fair; northeasterly winds, 10 to 15 m. p. h.; high 80, lower near lake; low 62; tomorrow, fair not much change In temperature; high 80, lower near lake. t ILLINOIS: PrtJy eldy, warttcred iktwen la athwert d extreme tb; tomarraw, partly e!dy; aet mark efltata la temperatara. TEMPEKATVKU IW CHICAGO S 11 -... .75 S Swa.......?S 1 a. ... .76 1:13 m s a. S a. a ..75 4 a. ....75 5 B- 1B....73 a- m ...7 I a. . . ea a. m as a. an Ia-at -.-67 II a. .... 5 MttntfM 1 a. .... a. 4a. ai ... ..:. 61 :10..t5.a 7 m. ai ... 61 S a. ...64 . ai 10 a. aa 71 SasriM. S:4ft. Saarat. :OS. Mawki, 11:19 a. at- Svrato atan: Man. ktcrrarr. aa Sstara. Maratec nam Jaaitat aa Veaaa.. Par S4 aaara aaaX 1:t9 a. av, lag. 4: . Hen tamaentara. asraul, 72; Math's rrtrcj. 15 rear mxtrm. ITT. rrertaMattm. .03 aa iac: Mat' aa-cfeac?, J a aa tax: jWi mta, 18.48 building for its own use larger than its present Evanston store. Other buildings, under the long range plans? will be occupied by other companies. Such facilities are expectfd to include a bank and a theater. McBain said the property is zoned for residential use but application will be made shortly to the Skokie government to rezone the area for commercial purposes. If the zoning hurdle is cleared, start of construction will depend on the international situation. Finance Plans Undecided Plans for financing the huge project have not been completed, but it is expected that other companies sharing In the development will stand part of the cost McBain commented that his company was Influenced in its choice of site by studies which show It to be in the fastest growing suburban area in Chicagoland It is 3.6 miles from Evanston, 2.7 miles from Wilmette, 8.7 from Broadway and Lawrence av 65 from Howard a v. and Paulina st, and 15 from Lake Forest The company will continue to center its main Chicago activity in its State st store, McBain said. However, the company 20 years ago recognized a move to the suburbs and began to meet this. McBain described the new venture as a part of an expansion program which has cost 13 million dollars in the last 5 years to modernize and improve its State st store and about 14 million dollars to enlarge its three suburban stores In Lake Forest Evanston, and Oak Park. UflwM ate mKHr, 14 at. p. a. UatUra aaattttttr. 7 0 a. 4 a 1:3(1 a- a.. 54: ?:SO a. at- M. luaarttr, 7: JO . 7:3 a- at.. SO. ft. Hay mat attar rraarta aa aaf Tataf 4awaa af W Oca FOR JULY, 1950 SiiL- 94(!.f)00 THE CHICAGO TftlSUNS Banker Tells HisDecisionin Note to Wife Morris, 111., Aug. 4 Special Wendell Dirst 57, Minooka, 111., bank cashier who killed himself July 27 and whose accounts since have been discovered to be short $186,000, chose death in preference to prison. That choice and the fact that he "lost most of the money at the tracks," including $25,000 lost to a Chicago bookie in the three weeks preceding his suicide, were revealed for the first time today in a note written by Dirst and found in the directors' room of the Farmers First National bank of Minooka, where he shot himself to death. Suicido Verdict Returned The note was read by Grundy County Coroner W. Clark Davis to a coroner's jury here today. A few minutes later the Jury returned the verdict of suicide, ruling that financial worries led Wendell F. Dirst ... to end his life July 27 by self-inflicted wounds from a 12 gauge shotgun." Excerpts from the note, addressed to " Dear Jane his wife and All," follow: "This is a hard note to write. I have not a chance in the world to make good and believe you would just as soon see me in the cemetery as in prison, and it must be one or the other. There is no one to blame, only myself. Meets Fellow ; Named Joe "I lost most of the money at the tracks and then I met a fel low by the name of Joe Dime. He made me acquainted with a fellow by the name of Harry from Sol Sold's book In Chicago. Their telephone number is CAnal 6-5285. " They were going to make a lot of money for me and I lost $25,000 there in the last three weeks, or rather they took It away from me. I have always gambled and for a long time made money, but this is the way it is ending. Wendell." The only witnesses at the inquest were Mrs. Bessie Welsch, bookkeeper at the bank, who told of finding Dirst's body, and J. H. Van Asdlen, acting Minooka police chief, whom she summoned immediately. TRACE PHONE NUMBER The Chicago telephone number mentioned in Wendell Dirst's suicide note is that of a Michael Chl-rico, occupant of a second floor apartment at 2153 Ohio st At that address other residents said Chi-rico " hardly ever comes around." They said they had no knowledge of his occupation. MUNITION LADEN C-47 BLOWN UP IN OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City, Aug. 5 Saturday (P) An explosives laden twin engine marine C-46 transport crashed near here at midnight and all six crewmen scampered to safety before a series of explosions shook the countryside. The plane was coming in for an instrument landing in heavy fog when one engine failed. The craft crashed with Its wheels still up, landing in a field just outside Tinker air force base. The engine blazed almost immediately. Maj. L. W. Wright base information officer, said the plane was en route from Cherry Point N. C, to Moffett Field, Cal. Col. O. W. Howland, base personnel officer, said the cargo on the plane was a military secret I The crash scene was roped off and everybody was ordered out of the area. The explosions were likely to continue for several hours, he said. Within half hour of the first blast 25 or 31 others had followed. The highway patrol blocked off roads for two miles around. The patrol estimated 5,000 automobiles jammed into the area despite continued explosions and warnings of danger. Ordered to Go on Diet, 300 Pound Man Ends Life Princeton, la, Aug. 4 Special Despondency over a physician's order to " reduce his weight " today prompted 300 pound Carl TOton, 54, of Princeton, to end his life with a shotgun, according to Deputy Sherif AI Bloom. Til-ton's wife said her husband was ordered to go on a diet and that he "just couldn't do it" COUNCIL on 11 NEW PUBLIC HOUSING SITES Vote for Approval Is 35 to 12 BOUNDARIES OF TRACTS Boundaries and descriptions of approved public housing sites are given In story on page 7. BY THOMAS BUCK (Map an pag T) Climaxing a 10 month controversy, the city council yesterday approved six vacant land sites and five slum locations for new public housing projects in one of the most hectic city hall sessions in recent years. The vote was 35 to 12. Another note of discord came when the full council rejected by a vote of 27 to 14 a proposal that the aldermen submit the public housing question to a referendum at the November election. The housing committee had shelved the proposal Thursday, but Aid. Du Bois 9th, sponsor of the measure, forced the issue by demanding a roll call on the committee's report. Compromise Works Smoothly The session was rife with an undercurrent of political threats aimed at getting the necessary support for the proposed sites, which were worked out as a compromise by the Democratic city administration. Several young aldermen, including a Republican or two, were seen to confer on the side with Aid. Duffy 19th, council administration leader, in an apparent attempt to beg off from casting votes as they had pledged. Altho public housing opponents spoke vigorously against the pro gram, administration leaders had the vote so well oiled that they didn't even have to take the floor. Reduction In 40th Ward However, there was a last min ute flurry among administration forces in the corridor when they bargained with Aid. Becker 40th, reducing the size of a project for Becker's ward and adding the units to a project in Du Bols far south side 9th ward. The reduction for the 40th ward project was reported made because of final objections to Mayor Kennelly and administration lead ers by property owners. The 11 newly approved sites, with two slum locations previously approved by the council, will be used for 11,500 to 15.050 new gov ernment subsidized dwelling units Under President Truman's multl-billion dollar housing program. Miss Elizabeth Wood, executive secretary of the Chicago housing authority, a Id the CHA hopes to let contracts for the six vacant land sites before the year is out Construction on vacant patches of at least two of the slum locations, she added, also may get under way early next year. GI DRESSES IK NATIVE CLOTHES, FLEES REDS WITH MORTAR SECRET - ON THE SOUTH KOREAN FRONT, Aug. 4 W)-A United States soldier, captured by the Reds, eluded his guard, dressed In native clothes, and returned safely today. A similar stunt last weekend saved the life of Pvt. James Cannon of Medfoid. Mass. The one who made it today was Pvt. Robert L Young. 19, of Pullman. Mich, who ran away when the Reds took him into the hill. to kill him. He brought back an account of how the Communists get mortars to the front lines. " An old woman in a black skirt and white blouse, and wearing a sort of bandanna, came up to where I was being held." he said. " She dropped a pack which looked like an ordinary refugee's pack. It had a mortar tube In It Then an old man dropped his pack and it had a mortar base plate in it The Reds took them into the hills where they already had three mor tars set up." f .a,

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