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wmmmmmammiimmi if ,,, WM .rl.i, ,,,,,,,, iiiijjirriyii,jpniq wmm Smtnal FOUNDED IN 1881 LINCOLN 1, NEBRASKA, MONDAY, JULY 17, 1950 FIVE CENTS ODD jjQm) Ymh AM. Pay Bto& to 'Throw bo t Til KOREAN RfcCRl ll! These south Korean recruits, loaded aboard a boxcar for transfer to a training center, are heading for the army and the war against the north Korean communists. They bad just been given a flag - waving, band - playing sendoff. (AP Wire - photo Monday.) Tornado Homes; 'Unbelievable That No One Was Killed' Pictures on Page 5 OAKLAND, Neb. (UP). A tornado that lasted a few minutes demolished four farm homes, damaged buildings on a dozen other farms, injured eix persons and inflicted damages estimated at about $600,000,' including heavy livestock losses. Cashier Chase Neumann of the Farmers and Merchants National bank here made the damage estimate as residents of Burt and Cumings county picked up after the violent twister which truck Saturday night. COUNTY OFFICIALS met with citizens Monday morning in an emergency meeting to determine how to help stricken farmers. There were no fatalities, apparently because most of the families whose homes were hit were in towns for traditional Saturday evening shopping. "It's unbelievable that no one was killed,1 said Les Carleton of the Oakland independent. FARMS IN THE path of the twister Monday looked like battle - ravaged areas twisted tree stumps, piles of debris, hundreds of dead cattle, junk - filled holes that once were basements, and fields littered with boards and debris. Also on the Bundy farm, 100 head of hogs were caught in the storm. Only three survived. THOSE FAMILIES whose homes were leveled are living with neighbors, relatives and friends Monday, trying to figure out how they'll start rebuilding and where they will get assist ; a nee. Damage was reported "fairly major" on about 14 otther farms. District 13 scht I house near here was completely destroyed. A separate tornado of less force damaged about six homes Saturday night near Cordova, 80 miles southwest of Omaha. VERNON ZETTERMAN, Burt county Red Cross chairman, said he wired Red Cross headquarters at St. Louis' requesting help. He said he had been informed that a representative of the St Louis office would be here to look over the situation. The tornado was described as Burt county's second worst dis aster in history, and the worst one ever in the immediate Oakland vicinity. Burt county had its worst storm when a tornado hit Tekamah in 1930, killing several persons. Heavy rains accompanied the torm and new rains fell Sunday afternoon and Monday morning in the general area. INJURED INCLUDED five members of the Loren Bundy family. Bundy and his wife, two children, and his father, huddled in a storm cellar as the tornado lifted and crushed their home, spilling debris on them. None were seriously hurt. The only other reported casualty was Mrs. Art Hurrell, who lived on a farm near Craig. , She suffered a se - vere cut . Besides the Bundy home, the houses and outbuildings of Roy Wilnard, Hugo Swanson and Bill Weise were "wiped out , . . just like a mowing machine had swept thru, Carleton said. CLIO PACKWOOD, a photog rapher, reported that the fields around the stricken area are "like a battlefield, only substi tuting cattle for soldiers.' , ..,., , 'Chocolate Soldier 3rd Show Monday The third showing of the Straus light opera, "The Chocolate Soldier, will be Monday night at Pinewood bowl. . ... Norma Carpenter, chairman of the singfest committee, reported that the crowds have been large. She said in case of rain Monday, the 'production would be staged Saturday, July 22. Curtain time will be 8:30 p.m. The second performance of the light opera, tho threatened by lightning and rain clouds, was a success Sunday night, according to audience applause. Some 5,000 persons attended. ,r - Saturday's performance was called off because of the weather. Wrecks Six Hurt Drenching Rain Falls Near York Lincoln had .64 of an inch ef rain In the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. Monday, the weather bureau reported. The airport got .14. Nebraskans, who seldom get done mopping up in the wake of weather violence, were at it again Monday. Two tornadoes ripped across sections of rural Nebraska late Saturday. On their heels came drenching rains and some hail. The rain, of which there was nearly five inches in places, deluged the east central Nebraska area near York where just a week before 13 inches of rain brought death - dealing floods. BUT SO FAR the flooding ! there, and at other points hard hit by the downpour, has been minor. Tuesday will be fair in Lin coln, with the high near 82, the weather bureau said. The "bureau's state' forecast called for scattered thundershow - ers and warmer in the west Tuesday .. THE BIG BLUE river was on the rise from Crete downstream Monday. The river stood at 19.7 feet at Crete Monday, three feet over flood stage, but far below the record level of more than 28 feet reached last week following the 13 - inch deluge above Crete. It was still rising. Crete had .32 of an inch of rain during the 24 - hour period ending at 6:30 a.m. Monday. THERE WAS SOME lowland flooding including a low - lying amusement park, but serious trouble is not expected in Crete until the stage passes 20 feet. A, crest of 22 feet has been predicted. At Beatrice the river stood at 12.3 feet compared with a 16 - foot flood stage. And at Barneston it was down to 13.2. Beatrice had .70 of an inch of rain and Barneston .64 of an inch. RAINFALL reported by the weather bureau for the 48 hours ending at 7 a.m. Monday in cluded: Albion ........ .1.82 Omaha ....... J . TS Auburn , , .95 Red Claud ,.. .73 82 Beatrice .70 Bt. Paul 1 M Columbus ...... .24 Tekamah 3.00 Fairbury ......1.07 Wakefield 2.1 Fairmont ...... .34 York .......... .77 Falls City 1.40 Bur well ..." Fremont .......3 54 Hold rent .. .02 Grand Island ... .38 North Loup .... .341 HartinKton ..... .25 Valentin ...... .05 Hastings ...... .50 Chart ron ....... .38 Lincoln 74 Cuiherteon ..... .31 Lincoln Airport. .49 Hayes Center .... .14 Oakdale ........ .44 Scottiblud ..... .07 STATEWIDE POLIO INST1 day institute on the nursing of patients with poliomyelitis opened at the Lincoln General hospital nurses home Monday morning. The institute is sponsored by the Nebraska State Nurses association the Nebraska; State Department of Truman Will Also Broadcast To Nation WASHINGTON. (UP). President Truman will send to congress Wednesday a special message outlining what the home front must do to assure victory in the Korean war. This was revealed Monday by congressional leaders after a conference with Mr. Truman. Indications were that Mr. Truman would announce plans for BULLETIN WASHINGTON. (IP). The secretaries of army, navy and air force Monday said no decision has been erached up to this time en mobilising the national guard or the organised reserves. calling some of the national guard into federal service to replace regular army divisions sent to the far east; ask more money to finance the war; perhaps ask for excess profits taxes on corporations; seek anti - inflationary controls on consumer credit; and some controls to assure that armament plants get sufficient steel without dalays. THE PRESIDENT will follow up the message to congress with a broadcast to the nation at 9:30 p.m. Lincoln time Wednesday. It will be carried by all major radio and television networks. White House Secretary Charles G. Ross said the message to congress would be "quite comprehensive, giving the background of the situation, explaining all the steps taken by this government and containing certain leg - "Iative recommendations." Ross said the radio address would be "possibly simplification" of the message to congress "a speech that everybody will be able to understand." Reporters asked it the message contain any 'domestic rec - ommajadAtions . as opposed to military recommendations." Ross replied that of course it would be concerned with domestic problems, but he would not go into details. IT SEEMED certain that Mr. Truman will ask for more billions in military fundsthe guesses range as high as $8,000, - 000,000 but that probably is too high and spell out the needs in industrial and military manpower. The nation eventually may be asked to accept higher taxes and many burdensome wartime controls unless spending and time limits speedily are fixed in the Korean fighting. Controls and taxes may be proposed piecemeal because this is a campaign year. Vice President Alben W. Barkley said Mr. Truman will not go before congress in person. Senate Majority Leader Scott Lucas said congress will act "with all speed" on whatever recommendations the president sends to capitol hill. " - ..,,,..10 - ' Draft Cards Again X t 1C f ft JL' liaillUll Still carrying that draft card around? If you're not, you'd bitter. That was the advice Monday of Maj. Lee Liggett of the Nebraska selective service staff, which is preparing to induct men under a new call from Washington. Health and the Paralysis. Miss r' At i l A TUTE HELD A two - I Message - 'EI'' ,g 1 AMERICANS ABANDON TAEJON Solid arrows locate communist drives in west and central south Korean sectors Monday. Taejon, key defense city of the central Korean Yils, was abandoned by the main American force Monday. In the east, General MacArthur announced, the reds The Weather Lincoln and vicinity; Fair and cooler tonight, low near 57; Tuesday fair, low humidity, high near 82. KebraakAt fleaerailjr fair tonltht. eoolrr In anatheMNt: Tueaday partly etoodr. aeaUered tltaarslHmeni and warmer to went) lawa tonight M In aortaweet to dtt la eoutbeiaat, hlrha Tuesday - . Iowa: Partly eloady femlcM and T wee - da. v with arallered thundrrfthowrra la exMttferawt toalght, coaler la aorta and went tonight and ever meat of atate Tweaday. lawa tonight ta mid 60a In north weat to near 10 to aoutbraet. felgna Toeaday 1& - M. . LINCOLN TKMPKRATl RK8 (Official l.H. Heather Rureaa Read lag) 3::a a.m...... .as 4:30 a.m Hi :: a.m HI :M p.m...... .Mt 7::Mj a.m...,...? :M a.m 7 :a a.m 78 3:3 a.m.. .. .. .(17 4:M a.m. a.m.. ..... 9tM a.m...... .M 7::0 a.m...... .td 8:30 a.m... :H0 a.m.. .... .7 10:3a a.m.... ...88 11:3d a.m... .,..73 13:30 p.m. 75 1:30 p.m ..77 3: 3d p.m. ? lit EE:::::: .7 7 7 aim 3:39 .m.. .....7 ' . it. I M High tempera tare a year axn , low Mia rlaea S:10 a.m., aeta 7:M p.m. TEMPKBATIBK8 ELBEWHKBE. ' a i a Harwell 78 83 rhlraro ad hadran 73 47 ( onrordl H4 (rand lal. S3 00 llenver KM Haea Cent. 00 54 Iea Mnlnea 87 Lineola 84 Fort Worth 03 IJneola airp 85 0 Kaaaaa City 83 Norfolk 71 If lo Anaelea 83 Nov ftotto S3 M MlaaeapoUa 83 1 08 00 55 00 ON 03 03 S3 National Foundation for Infantile Anna Reich a. center. Lincoln GeneraL demonstrates use of iron lunf to Beth Bauer, left, registered nurse, Western Nebraska Metftoaist Hospital. ScottsblurT. and Sister Marv James of Creighton Memorial St. Joseph's hos - llast prtai, umana. wournai staff rnoto.) Will symbols). More - Money, Required in This County Increase in Lancaster Valuation Responsible for New Estimates Altho estimated amounts of money needed in 1950 - 51 in three funds in Lancaster county are higher than amounts granted to those - funds for 1D49 - 50, the mill levy required to produce revenue for those funds will be lower. Preliminary figures on the 1950 - 51 budget were released by County Clerk J. B. Morgan Monday, Levies required for the 1950 - 51 general, relief and sol - f - diers and sailors funds total 3.402 mills which compares to the 1949 - 50 levy of 3.873 mills, Morgan's figures indicate. His conclusiops are based on the 1949 - 50 valuation. With the increase in valuation, the mill levy for these funds should be lower, he indicates. A 1 MILL levy on last year's valuation realized $155,863.12 in taxes, as compared to about $161,000 revenue a levy of 1 mill will produce this year. Total needs of the general fund for this .year are $704,730.75 as compared to $630,703 granted the fund in 1949. Outstanding warrants in 1950 amount to $23, - 758.79. In 1949 they were $15, - 328.25. .Reserve set up for the fund in this year's budget is $284,207 as against the reserve in the 1949 budget of $268,486.86. Cash on hand in t he general fund on June 30 was $436,408.07; last year the cash on hand was $313,100. . The county clerk pointed out that $46,406.93 was transferred from the inheritance tax fund to the general fund last year, MISCELLANEOUS revenue estimated for 1950 - 51 is $318, - 917.70, compared to the 1949 - 50 estimated revenue of $228,634.45. This year a mill levy of 1.6513 is needed to raise the $257,376, required. Last year's 2.094 mills raised $326,377 in taxes. County relief fund need has been estimated at $367,157 for next year; compared to the $354,167.14 total last year. A total of $242,375.20 has been requested for relief in the county, there are $5,881.99 of warrants outstanding, and the reserve set up is $118,900 for this year's budget. On June ' 30 this year there was $104,417.61 cash on hand in the relief fund: $12,000 has been estimated as . miscellaneous col - lections, leaving a total of $250. - 1 157.19 rectuired to be raised bv taxes. THE RELIEF fund needs in year's budget were $233, - 1634.13; outstanding warrants Outline Home Front Duties suffered two setbacks. At Yechton (A) U.S. artillery supported south Koreans who halted the reds, and north of Yongdok U.S. fighter planes and a south Korean counterattack forced reds to retreat. B - 29's bombed Seoul and Chungju (plane tAJf wirephoto Monday.) Lower Levy amounted to $15,513.01 and a reserve of $105,000 was set up for the fund. On June 30, 1949 tljere was $75,605.07 in the county relief fund; $16,000 was transferred from the mothers pension fund: miscellaneous revenues amounted to $10,531.41 and $252,030 was raised by taxation. Last year's levy for the fund was 1.617 mills. To raise the needed revenue by taxation for this year's budget, a levy of 1.6087 will be needed, Morgan pointed out. Soldiers and sailors relief fund for 1950 - 51 needs $30,000, according to requests from admin istrators of that fund. There are $1,500 in outstanding warrants and a reserve of $11,700 has been set up for the fund. ON JUNE 30 there was $20, - 594.66 i on hand, miscellaneous revenues for that fund are estimated at $472.88 and $22,132.56 will be required from taxation. In 1949, $30,000 was allotted to the fund in the final budget, and a reserve of sy.yia.iu was provided. On June 30, 1949, a total of $15,956.08 was in the soldiers and sailors fund; $435.25 was es timated as miscellaneous revenue and $23,522.07 was required from taxation. To raise the needed revenue for tthe soldiers and sailors fund fo 1950 - 51 a levy of .142 mill will be needed, which is slightly less than the .162 mill required last year. IN DISCUSSING the decrease in money required in these three funds compared with last year, Morgan said that the increase in miscellaneous revenues was responsible. He said that the change made by Lancaster county In fav fVrMlnita nrtvmiinrow tn the tax sale certificate rather than the tax lien was reflected. Also bearing upon the increased miscellaneous revenues is the raising of fees in county offices as set up by the Nebraska leg islature. Morgan said that tax foreclosure fee for last year amounted to $21,047.50 compared to this year's total of $74,848. LAST YEAR'S total tax levy, based on these three funds plus the needs of the bridge fund, was 4.218 mills in Lancaster county. Bridge fund requirements have not been turned into the county clerk's office for budget making. It was pointed out Monday that the bridge fund could have a substantial increase over the .345 mill levy of last year without an increase in the total mil) levy for the county, ' Americans Aid Koreans In Confusing Retreat of Communists on East Coast By The Associated Press Communist troops with thunderous artillery support poured into the approaches to tottering Taejon Monday, paying a heavy price in blood as they threw outnumbered American defenders back to new defense positions. To the east, Americans and south Koreans jolted the communists moving down on American sup - ply lanes, blasting two red col umns into confusion by air and unlooked - for artillery fire. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's communique said communist forces were reported in retreat after a defeat by south Koreans near Kiam - dong on the east coast. ON THE central sector the Americans abandoned Taejon airfield, three miles north of Taejon, whence the south Korean government has fled. The city was almost deserted and a deathly quiet was broken only by the rumble of battle in the distance. Most of its normal population of 100,000 had gone. General MacArthur's commu nique reported the communists massing heavy concentrations of men and armor directly north of the Kum river battle sector. There were reports of tanks leading possibly 40,000 com munists into the various Taejon approaches aginst Americans outnumbered 10 to 1. a TO THE WEST of Taejon, communist forces stabbed southward in a flanking movement The U. S. communique said this forced orderly withdrawals from the sector Red guerrillas were active. Guerrilla forces not only were reported at the outskirts of Tae jon, but stabbing 1,500 strong between Yongyang and Yona - chon in the eastern sector in a move which could imperil the Taegu - Taejon supply road used by the Americans. IN WASHINGTON, a Penta - gan briefing officer said Ameri can forces in Korea would hold somewhere south of the Kum rirer 'and get built up for our offensive." He did not predict where the stand would be made. The U S. 24th division on the main battlefront is facing the reds First, Third and Fourth divisions, and possibly the Sixth. Korean veterans of the China civil war. The drive, for which the reds grabbed a toehold with a tiny bridgehead across the Kum river Saturday, pushed the Americans back six miles, a Tokyo com munique acknowledged. The reds probed south in the area of Nonsan, 20 miles southwest of Taejon, in a flanking move which looked like another envelopment maneuver. FIFTY - FIVE miles northeast of Taejon, a red column got a pasting Sunday night from the south Korean 21st regiment, unexpectedly supported by a unit of U.S. artillery. Methodical bombardment of the red column halted the red advance "dead in its tracks," a communique said, "and by daybreak the enemy completely abandoned any idea of continuing its advance and was observed constructing defense positions. On the east coast another red column north of Yongdok was blasted by U.S. Fifth air force planes in support of the south Korean 23rd regiment. A communique said the result was a 'catastrophe' for the enemy. The planes threw the enemy into complete confusion the bulletin said, adding that the counterattacking south Korean regiment capitalized and pushed forward so aggressively that the communist force fled in disorgan ized retreat and broke contact with the south Korean regiment." THESE NORTH Korean columns had been pushing south in efforts to break the American supply line and to threaten Push n, the main IT. S. port of supply on the southeast tip of the peninsula, 85 miles south of Yongdok. Fifty B - 29 Superfortresses struck deep into enemy territory, dumping 400 tons of bombs on railyards at Seoul. 90 miles north of the main battle area, and plas - ?rin th Chungju area supply lines in the central sector. BRITISH AND Australian ships and , planes are already fighting in Korea, and there has been talk of at least token ground forces, even tho Britain is heavily committed to fighting communists in other Asia areas, particularly Malaya, Allied naval units bombarded communist land targets along the east coast Sunday with what a communique called "very successful" results. U. S. and Australian fighters and light bombers on round - the - clock missions destroyed or damaged 28 tanks and 32 trucks behind the front. The planes at tacked the communist break thru area cn the Kum . river with I rockets and machine guns. Hcrshcy Sees New Draft Possibility Kegulations May Stiffen WASHINGTON. VP). Mai. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective serv ice director, Monday raised the possibility of another draft call next month. He also said suffer draft regulations may be needed if the world situation worsens. In a prepared statement, Hershey said: "1 see no reason to believe that there will not be another draft call for delivery of men after the beptember call is filled. a . AND IF things continue to grow worse, it may be necessary to tighten the law concerning exemptions of veterans and the regulations concerning depend ence." Selective service has ordered the drafting of 20,000 men for the army by Sept. 30. The draft law exempts veter ans of 90 days war service or more. At present, the draft is not being appplied to married men or persons with children or others dependent upon them for support. Nebraska Draft Machinery Readied Nebraska's draft machinery is being oiled and should begin to roll by the end of the week, Maj. Lee Liggett of the adjutant general's office said Monday. Liggett said he was very pleased with the co - operation of local boards and that only minor details such as procuring rent - free offices space was holding up some boards. Nebraska has a call for 174 men to be delivered as soon as possible. Brig. Gen Guy N. Henninger and Lt. Col. Francis Drath of the Nebraska office, are attending a two - day meeting in Chi - cago on draft problems in the Fifth army area. ..... - to - Jean Hazen Wins Women's Medal Honors Jean Hazen of Pioneers cap tured medalist honors with a 93 in the Women's City Golf tournament got underway Monday morning at the Lincoln Country club. Miss Hazen had rounds of 45 and 48 for the ladies' par 79 course. - One stroke behind her was Mrs. Carl Fisher of Hillcrest. Posting 96's were Barbara Bryan and Mrs. Thelma Woods, both of Pioneers. DEFENDING champion, Mrs. Earl Anderson, of the Lincoln Country club had a 97, Mrs, Walter Henrion and Mrs, W. P. Magee, both of the Lincoln Country club, tied for low in the nine - hole division at 59. In the junior division, Phyllis Williamson, daughter of Lincoln Country club pro Bud Williamson, was low with a 60. Match play in all divisions starts Tuesday morning. QUALIFYING SCORES Jran Hasan, (PI ... :'. ...... . .45 - 40 S3 Mr. Cart VhT (HOC) 45.4004 Barbara Ryan (PI ..48 - 48 OS Mm. K. B. Anderton (LCC) , .4 - 48 - 87 Mm. Im LtRgttt (LCC 45 - 53 S Mrs. Fred Pati (LCC) 49 - 4S0T Mrs. R. K. AUoway (LCC) ...74 - 54120 . Mrn. W. W. Carvath (LCC) ..53 - 57110 Mrs. Adna Dobson (LCC) ....48 - 50103 Mn. Td Frank (HCC) ,....56 - 57113 Mm. Jerry Hunt (LCC) . ..... .62 - 5 10S Oortruda Kraunntelt (LCC) . .48 - 5 104 MraCarl Lasnhop (HCC) ..63 - 54 HT Clara Rttusch (P) ....... ...62 - 62 12 Mr. Kri Tabar (LCC) .64 - 58113 Mr. Bud Williamson (LCC) 66 - 54 lift Mr. 3. J. Simmer, Jr. (LCC) 59 - 64123 Mrs. Frank Beal (P) 60 - 55115 Mr. C. K. Brown (LCC). .. .56 - 56 113 Mrs. J. D. CrablH (LCC). ... 63 - 66 12 Mrs. Harvey Kaufman P).. 66 - 56 123 Mr. George Mechlins (LCC). .54 - 57 lit Mrs. H. Requartte (LCC) ... .64 - 71 135 Mrs. J. R. VonOillem (LCC). .54 - 51 105 Mrs. Thelma Wood (P... ..50 - 46 NINE - HOLE DIVISION Mrs. Walter Henrion (LCC)., ..59 Mrs. W. P. MaRea (LCC)... ........ .5 Mrs. A. I. Baley (LCC) ........... .64 Mrs. Clair Sloan (LCC) t...,.N Mrs. W, E. Nolle (LCC) .,..S Mrs. R. J, Stein (LCC) .,.... ,.6 Mr, R. 3, Eaaiey (LCC) . .T3 - Mrs. Sheldon Davey (LCC) ........ Te Mrs. M. C. Wtelan (LCC) . ...withdrew JUNIOR DIVISION , Phlllis WittiaroeoB (LCC) l. 6 Saiiy Wilson (LCC) .64 Nancy Hull man (LCC) .,..,,,., .71 Cynthia Barber (LCC) .,...,...., .73 Judy Joyce (LCC) .Tft Nan Carlson (LCC) ,..,,. ...34 Susia Swtntia (LCC) .itf Mary BtsJord (LCC) ............. 4 4 Mary Knfrr (LCC .......T

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