Wilmington News-Journal from Wilmington, Ohio on June 27, 1950 · Page 1
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/•■ÍREKCK H BARÏLEXT X OHIO STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL & histohical society COLUMBUS OHIO The Weather Very cool tonight. iVednesday, mostly fair dightly warmer. W ilmington N ews -J ournal FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE NEWS SERVICE EVERYBODY’S MARKET PLACE Reod the News-Journal dossi fied Ads ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH YEAR, NO. 217 WILMINGTON. OHIO, TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 1950 12 Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS AIR y SUPPORT Strategic City Reported Retaken by South Force TOKYO, June 27—Strate-, afternoon stretched from Mun- gic Uigjongbu was reported re- san, about 25 miles northwest of Seoul, to Tong Du Chan, about 25 miles due north, to Pochan on the e-ast. If this line is correct it would confirm previous South taken tonight (Tokyo time) by Southern Korean forces in a furi- counterattack that pushed ous the invading Northern commu-! Korean reports that Uijongbu, nists back 20 miles from Seoul, important valley town 12 miles the‘southern capital. nonh of Seoul, had been recap- Word of the recapture came Korean cab- from Korean sources and was Pre*. partially confirmed by two Kore^ i Syngman Rhee—had evac- an newspapermen in a direct despite continued telephone conversation with To- government claims, kyo. I ----------------------Recapture of Uijongbu. 12 miles north of Seoul, would sever main communication lines of the communist lank spearhead, once reported near Seoul, and Senate Okays Farm Price Support Bill President Expected To Sign Bill Adding Two Billion WASHINGTON. June 27—P»— A bill to add $2.000,000.000 to the $4,850.000.000 already available for supporting farm prices was approved yesterday by the Senate. The vote was 36 to 35, with Vice President Barkley intervening to break a tie. The measure now goes ro the White House for President Truman's expected Signature. The money would be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out federal supports for this year's crops of cotton, vk*heat, corn, rice, tobacco, peanut* and other basic commodi- FOUR PLANES DOWNED TOKYO. June 27—U. S. manned fifhtera today »hot down four North Korean pUnr» attemiAhig to dlaruRt the evacuation of American* from .Houth Korea. H wa» learned tonight. There was no official announcement of the action from Gen. MacArthur'» head- quartera. But report» gathered by corre»pondent* at Itasnkl Alrbase Iti Southern Japan, terminu» of the airlift bore out the ngure». might, in Itself, require a hasty withdrawal of the Red force before it is cut off. (Correspondent O. H. P. King said yesterday the Korean coun- erattack at Uijongbu failed principally because of the Second Division, under heavy artillery fvre, failed to move on schedule and threw off planned cooperation with the Seventh Division. (He said unofficial advises were that Brig, Gen. Hyung Keun consequently was relieved of command of the Second DM- lion and replaced by Brig. Gen.j Before passing the measure, Yoo Shal Jeung. who ^^rmerly , Senate backers beat dowm a commanded the Sixth Division of Bepublican - backed movement Cheju Island ) • aimed at curbing imports of for- The two Korean ‘ eign farm products. Senators men who talked to Tokyo by Bricker voted against telephone said Seoul was “quite.” and the mam battle line wa» more than 20 miles to the, north. , They said the battle line this KOREA Johnson Says NoTroops Will Be Sent to Korea WASHINGTON, June 27— President Truman today ordered United States planes and warships to the aid of South Korean forces. He laid down a policy of I standing firm against communist aggression in the Far Pacific. The orders were passed to Gen. MacArthur. supreme commander of all U. S. forces in the Pacific. As a part of the broader policy, Mr. Truman directed the U. S. Seventh Fleet be prepared Relatives of Clinton People Are Drowned B. J. Cooper Family Hove Visited Here; More Rain Foils the measure. ban to be lifted COLUMBUS, June 27— The Liquor Department said to- dav permit requests on file April 11, 1949. when the “freeze” went into effect will be considered first after the ban is lifted July 5. About 500 are pending. Weekley Trial Begun T uesday The Passing Show By I. C. CLINTON THERE WAR A 'loud crash in the Courthouse Monday afternoon when a four-foot square of plaster fell from the ceiling in the corridor of the second floor in fropt of the door of the county engineer's office. Luckily there was no one beneath the plaster when it fell. Another smaller piece of plas-;to borrow money. She said that ter fell from the ceiling in front 1 the money was used to buy Trial of Lloyd O. Weekle\. of Wilmington, opened in Common Pleas Court Tuesday morning before a petit jury. Weekley is charged with the rape of a 10 year old girl and also with the assault on the girl without intending to commit rape. Tw'o witnesses were called to the stand to present testimony. They were Dr. Arthur F. Lippert and Mrs. Letha Lewis, \ mother of the girl. Dr. Lippert stated that on a request from George L. Sk-hilling. county prosecutor, he examined ; the girl. Mrs. Lewis stated that she had known Weekley for several years and that on various occasions she had sent her children to him Local Option I Petitions for I Midland Issued, Local option petitions are being circulated in Midland by Cellie Allen. John M. Smith, j clerk of the Clinton County Board of Elections', said Monday afternoon, following a meeting of the board. Allen obtained petitions asking for a vote on the sale of beer and also on the five questions regarding the sale of wine and liquor, but they have not yet been filed with the board. Smith said. Sale of intoxicants is now permitted m Midland. I George Brown obtained the petitions calling for a referendum Ion the sewage system in Bhin- chester, but they also have not i yet been filed, Smith stated, j The Election Board had no ■ comment on the proposed office type ballot, which the people of ‘ Ohio voted last November and which is scheduled to be used for the first time in the general election in November. Secretary of State Charles Sweeney sent the ■ board a copy of the proposed ballot. REPRESENT.\TIVES of the South Korean Republic which was invaded Sunday morning by Communist North Korean armies are shown above: top left, John J. Muccio. U. S. ambassador to Korea, who believes South will win; bottom left, Korean Ambassador John M. Chang who has appealed to President Truman for additional arms aid: top right, Syng­ man Rhee, president of South Korea, who has fled the Southern capital of Seoul with his wife and diplomatic staff; bottom right. Foreign Minister Ben Limb of the South who compared the aggression with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in mi. Arrow on the map shows Kaesong. 50 miles northwest of Seoul. Communist forces occupied the former city yesterday and moved into the capital city of Seoul last night. The 38th parallel divides North from South, the Russian zone from the American zone. News of Aid fo Asia Forces Stocks Down of the Board of Elections office earlier in the day. school lunches for her children, j Mrs. l,ewis testified that on several occasions that her daughter AT LEAST Lebanon can say it was late getting* home from was a city for a couple of days. i school. She stated that she was ______________ When the census figures were * surprised when Schilling. Sheriff I c .AUSE FOR WAR—TAFT Ntws Broodcosts Slonttd, Is Chargt LOS ANGELES. June 27— •Tf— Radio station owner G. A. Richards’ attorney once warned him he w’as “heading for trouble” with anti-administration broadcasts, evidence offered at an FCC hearing indicates. Richards is charged with instructing newscasters to slant news to play up Republicans and play down Democrats in the news. His stations, KMPC here. WJR Detroit, and WGAR Cleveland are seeking license renewals. ward at high speed today in the wake of President Truman's sweeping aid-io-Asia policy announcement. Selling orders flooded into the exchange in one of the heaviest streams in years. Prices plunged $1 to an extreme of $7 a share These losses were on top of ‘ yesterday's declines running to $7 a share. Selling today and yes’ terday represented extreme ner- ..vousness over the possibility of "another world war growing out of Korean hostilities, j Trading volume was so large that the exchange was forced to Howard S. Hackney, Clinton use “flash” quotations in order countv Production and Market- to give an up-to-the-second pic- ing Administration chairman, turc of the market A '■^hed'' said Tuesday, after he was in- pnce goes direct y from the Irad- tormed by the News-Journal of ‘”8 '><>'''■ J” the above announcement, that The ticker tape lagged as much there still is expected to be acre-, « 21 minutes m repor mg prices age allotments on wheat for the U p to noon alone sales totaled NEW’ YORK. June 27 — l P*— The stock market raced down- No Marketing Quotas on Wheat in 1951 W ASHINGTON, June 27—.Pi —The Department of Agriculture has decided against proposing marketing quotas on next year’s wheat crop. Buckeye Lake Area Hit by Hail, Downpour LANCASTER. June 27—(P)— Two persons were injured late yesterday by a windstorm that uprooted trees at Buckeye Lake, rwept over to Lancaster, and r " " HE.AT HITS NEW HIGH The mercury yesterday soared to 95 degrees, two notches higher than the previous high of 93 recorded on June 16. At 1 P. M. today, the temperature was 80 degrees. ■ V ______________________________________—-----------------/ towr for swirled through the about 45 minutes. Damage was minor in both areas. Taxi driver Robert Hampp and his pas.3enger, Mrs. .A. G. School, suffered minor injuries in Lancaster when the wind uprooted l tree and sent it crashing through the roof of the cab. A fire emergency truck Lancaster was crushed by another large tree. Fire captain George Kellar was uninjured. The six members of the B. J. Cooper family, of Smithburg, W. Va., who were drowned early Sunday in the flash floods, are relatives of four Clinton counti- ans. Mr. Cooper is the first cousin o| Mrs. Roscoe Windross, of near Martinsville; Mrs, Raymond Thomas, Wilmington; Paul Cooper, near Wilmington, and Nathan Cooper, of Sabina. Mrs. W’indross said Tuesday that the family first read of the tragedy in the News-Journal Monday night and then a brother of Mrs. Cooper telephoned her about the tragedy. Bodies of Mr. Cooper and four of their five ‘ children have been recovered, but that of Mrs. Cooper is still missing. Only member of the family who escaped was the oldest son, Philip, who was graduated from high school this year. The Cooper house was washed completely away, Mrs. Windross was told, although it was on a slight hill away from the creek. The Coopers visited here last summer, Mrs. Windross said. The local relatives plan to go to West Virginia when funeral services are arranged. to intervene to prevent any communist attack on Formosa, the ^ WASHINGTON June 27— —Secretary of Defense Johnson said today the United States moves in the Pacific situation do not commit this country to sending any land troops into action. V __________________ / island refuge of the Chinese Nationalist government. At the same time, he asked , that Chiang Kai-Shek, head of the Chinese Nationalists, cease attacks on the mainland as a ’ contribution toward the pacification of the whole area. He also announced he is stepping up aid to the Philippines ■ and Indo-China. THE I’NIT^I) STATES actions were taken under th^* United Nations resolution which condemned the communist invasii»n of Korea and asked all members of the U. N. to lend their support to carrying out the U. N. declaration for a halt to the fighting. The next big question is what will be Russia’s reaction. The hope of American officials is that the Soviets will refrain from any direct aid to the North Korean forces and permit the fighting there to be ended. Even before Mr. Truman’s announcement that he was sending air cover to the South Koreans, there had been reports from informed Tokvo sources that .American bombers would hit towns held by the communists south of the 38th paralle* the dividing line between South and North Korea. In their inv-sion, the communists have used small amphibious forces to land troops behind the lines of the South Koreans. This is ne tactic which superior American forces could quickly stop. (Seoul broadcast said an American general would take command of the “joint defense operation.” The President’s statement made no reference to this). 1951 crop, and that they probably will be slightly less than for this year. Although the wheat crop this year is expected to be one of the smallest in recent years, Hackney pointed out that there still is a large carry over of w heat from Up to 1.370,000 shares. The selling attack came on the heels of a morning rally which lifted favored issues as much as $3 a share. TELEPHONE AND power lines were knocked out at Hebron and nearby Buckeye Lake. (Conunued on page two) Lake Ship Crash Probe Started WEST UNION, W. Va,, June 27—(/Pi—Warm rain splattered the flood devastated area of North-Central West Virginia last ' night. But it wasn't like the deluge that turned streams into raging torrents which swept 29 persons to their deaths early Sunday morning. Indications were that the receding waters would continue to reform into their banks. WASHINGTON. June 27—./P(— The 'United States has 500-plus .Air Force planes and 18 warships in the Far Pacific. U. S. military manpower there totals 123,500. One-Year Extension of Draft Voted WASHINGTON, June 27—'.Pt— today announced last week for Warren Howard C. Botts and Deputy county, Lebanon w’as listed as Floyd Foote came to her home having a population of 5,891, ion May 5 and told her that the which made it a city. Then Paul J. Groeber. census! supervisor for the Seventh Congressional District, found that. the figures for South Lebanon | had been included in those for i Lebanon and the Warren county seat actually has only 4,604, residents, a loss of 42 persons since 1940. So Lebanon still is a village, • • • ALFRED (CAP) SCHRAMM. local jewelry and optometrist, received a long letter from his son- in-law, Ralph Stopp, while he was in California with the Shrin- ers attending the national convention. But we bet Ralph didn’t get writer’s cramp from preparing the letter. The only part that Ralph actually wrote was his name at the bottom of the 22 inch letter and the address on the front. And “Cappy” wasn’t very happy about the letter. He thought the least Ralph could have done was to have made it a little more personal, instead of it being just a prepared form letter, after he worked so hard at the store aU the time Ralph was gone. girl had been having relations with Weekley. Mrs. Lewis told the court that on different occasions the girl had told her two different men had chased her. She also stated that the girl had never made any complaints about Weekley molesting her. Members of the jury are; Harley Walker, of Midland; Walter Ewing, Melvin; Hubert Peelle, Arthur West and Stella Fisher, and Nina Bilderback, Blanchester; Mary Heironemus, Reesville; Walter Shoop, Sabina; Mrs. Arthur Hunt. Walter Channel and Mrs. H. Dana Williams, of Wilmington and vicinity. WASHINGTON. June 27—.,P)— U. S. Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-0) says loss of South Korea to Northern invaders might be a blow to American prestige, but it is hardly a cause for war. DETROIT, June 27—A federal marine board opened its formal investigation today of the excursion ^teamer-lake freighter Senate-House conferees collision in which four persons voted a one-year extension of were lost Sunday. , President’s existing power to Three persons were killed and young men. a fourth was lost and believed The agreement, which must when the Norwegian ratified by both chambers, al- ditched in the ' freighter Ravefjell rammed would empower the President Pacific off Guam Friday were the City of Cleveland III on Lake order the National Guard and | President Lines Ship To Be Floated CAMDEN. N. J.. June 27—i.-P) —The U. S. President Jackson- 19,600-ton American President Lines cruise ship equipped with everything from air conditioning to a fullttme babv sitter—slides down the ways today. The President Jackson—a 536- foot giant capable of carrying 204 first clas.s passengers at 19 knots —is the first of three sister ships to be launched. The other two, the President Adams and President Hayes, will take to the w-a- (ters of the Delaware River early , in September and November, respectively. CREWMAN NAMED TOKYO. June 27—(.Ti—Names of the one dead, two missing and previous years. He stated that ------ c .... the carry over almost was so eight survivors of a B-29 Super-, drowned large that marketing quotas fort which was were proclaimed. A short Canadian crop, which is expected announced today more^wheaT^heVped^ in° the ^de- The eight crewmen rescued in-i ton Harbor-St. Joseph Chamber more wheat. p ^ Hack-: eluded Lt, Gene H. Williams. I of Commerce cruise were periled. by the Far Eastern Air Force headquarters Huron. Eighty passengers on a Ben- cision not to have quotas, Hackney said. eluded Portsmouth. What They Say About Korea: TAIPEI, Formosa, June 27— (/?)—President Chiang Kai-shek has rejected a suggestion that Nationalist China offer individual here. WASHINGTON, June 27— Rep. Norrell (D-Ark), who visited Korea last fall, said that if leon declared today the Philippines are "sufficiently strong and all reserves to immediate active duty. The Senale-House group obviously acted because of the j tense Korean situation. They junked previous restrictions voted by the Senate and \ House upon presidential authori-l ty to induct manpower and voted ; out a one-year extension of existing draft powers. All reserves could not have been called under the present Late Flashes QUNTl’PLETS BORN NEW ORLEANS. June 27— ¡4>,_A 28-year-old Negro mother gave birth to quintuplets today-three boys and two girls —and one of the boys died shortly after birth. The mother is .Alberta Allen, of White Castle, La. Martinsville; Ed. Heeg j aid to the Republic of Korea, of- other Southeastern Asia coun- COLLISION KILLS TWO NEWARK, June 27—(/P)—Mrs. L. S. McKnlght. of Columbus, was killed and her husband injured seriously this morning when their automobile figured in a head-on collision with a truck six miles east of here, the sheriff’s office reported. The truck driver, Harold Jackson, 25, of Marysville, and a passenger in the truck escaped injury. ficial quarters said today. tries become convinced from the Korean outcome “that they can’t HONOLULU, June 27—(.P)— count on our support, they won’t The commander-in-chief of South ; resist Russia. In that case, we Korea's tiny navy today pre- I fnight as well say goodbye to Ja- pared to sail for his embattled pan, Formosa. Indochina, homeland with the major part of j lava, the Philippines and the his fighting fleet—three convert-; whole Pacific area.” ed PC boats. Rear Adm. Sohn Wu II said, | “We may be too late.” He echoed the words of his president, Syng­ man Rhee, in criticizing United States aid as “too little and too late.” • • • HONG KONG, June 27—(/P)— The Korean war raised the value of the American dollar in trading MOSCOW. June 27—The Soviet press said today that Sunday’s United Nations Security Council meeting, which called for a ceasefire in Korea, had no legal force because delegates of the Soviet Union were not present. WASHINGTON, June 27—(;P)— manded that the United States ship more fighting planes to . _ r- --------South Korea, asserting that the strongly supported to cope unless the President or Con- republic “won't be saved by a any eventuality. . gress declared a national emer- United Nations resolution aloBe.” ! Asserting he did not believe the • • • 1 Korean w'ar developments would ; . WASHINGTON, June 27-(;P)- | change the defense picture in the ; ThpOOt tO Chairman Connally (D-Tex) of Philippines in the immediate fu-j YYOP INOT I nrear to the Senate Foreign Relations | ture. Kangleon added this coun- QyQm Civil StOtUPO Committee posed the possibility try is ready. Ma- ‘ that—if the United Nations fails * * / o- Uo act effectively—the United BALTIMORE, June 2i (/P) [states may ask other free nations i Owne Lattimore believes Russia i to join it in military and econom- I is morally responsible for the ' ic sanctions against the North ! war in Korea, i Korean aggressors. He hinted I “The Soviet Union openly gave I that the North Atlantic Dtefense | North Korea the arms that made ! . 1 • A. :u.t ,-v 4W1A T/^rvrv« 28 KILLED IN CRASH PERTH, Australia, June 27 —Twenty - eight persons including two infants died last night in the crash of »n Australian National Airways Sky- master 50 miles from Perth. It was West Australia's worst air disaster. , Pact might be invoked, on the ! this venture possible,” the Johns i grounds that a communist vie- Hopkins University expert on torv in the Pacific would threaten world security. • * MANILA. June 27—(P)— De- Far Eastern affairs told newsmen yesterday, “and whether Russians signal to attack South Korea is WASHINGTON, June 27—(PW There was speculation—but no definite indication—today that the Korean situation might upset timetables for giving civil government to Guam, American Samoa. and the Trust Territory of the Pacific. Quam is to pass from Navy to the Interior Department admin SIWORT PLEDGED LONDON, June 27—(P)— Prime Minister Attlee pledged veslerdav -and whether - istration n«t Saturday. A civil-j ia-nfdr koreans .ave - | ian^„ ap^^^ .r.? CONFIRMATION KILLED WASHINGTON, June 27—oP) —Senators today killed all chances for confirmation of Acting Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Sumner T. Pike for a new four-ye»T term before his present term expires Friday midnight. Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) de-; fensc Secretary Ruperto Kang-; not a key issue. j groundwork for the new regime,, South Korea.

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