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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1951, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Tflffij VOL LVII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wir Five Cents a Copyi MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24 1951 This Paper Consists at Two One No 91 China Again Sends Note Asking Talks Nehru Insists Reds Want to Explore Grounds for Peace Cairo Arab league Announced Wednesday night its 6 delegations in the TIN will abstain in any vote on the TJ S resolution to brand communist China an aggressor in Korea By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success bristling broadcast by Prime Minister Neh ru of India Wednesday widened the gulf between the nations that want to welcome red China into the UN and those who want to brand her as an aggressor in Korea An Indian spokesman here said red China has sent mes eage to India on UN efforts to obtain a ceasefire in Korea He said the message reported to have been relayed by Prime Minister Nehru was reassuring1 but he would not disclose the contents how Nehru highly critical of U S policy in the far east called for a conference of major powers and insisted the Chinese communists tonegotiate a peace Recognizes Peiping India like Britain has recog nized Peiping The United States has refused to do so and opposes plans to seat the communist Chi nese in the UN as one of the 5 vetoholding powers in the place of Chiang Kaisheks regime The United States backed by the vote of both houses of congress also wants the UN to declare Peiping an aggressor and to consider pun itive measures against her France announced Jan 18 she too would vote to condemn red China as an aggressor While the United States be lieves a majority of the UN will Tote for the American resolution calling red China an aggressor so many nations may abstain from voting or vote against the reso lution that the UN voice will be weak and in effect indecisive Opponents Blamed Nehru Wednesday blamed much of the present troubles of the world on those opposing Peipings admission to the UN He said there is a new Asia and that the nations of the world must recognize that as a fact He at tacked as a major error the send ing of UN troops across the 38th parallel of Korea Warren K Austin chief U S delegate to the UN is expected to respond to Nehru with a new de nunciation of further appeals to get the red Chinese to agree to a ceasefire in Korea UN delegations learned of the Nehru declaration as they pre pared for a meeting of the general assemblys 60nation political com mittee Diplomats were reluctant to com ment immediately on the Indian prime ministers statement but some said privately it widens the gap between the AsianArab go slow bloc led by India and the Americanled group Time for Judgment Sources close to the American delegation said Austin would tell the political committee the United States opposes as futile any further peace bids to the Chinese com munists and that the time has come for a moral judgment against Peiping It appeared certain however that the U S would run into stiff opposition and probable delays This was indicated not only by Nehrus speech but by the declar ation which Prime Minister Att lee made Tuesday in the British house of commons Attlee also fa vored further peace efforts before taking any punitive measures Twelve Asian and Arab coun tries continued their discussions on a new ceasefire 4th move of this type to be aimed at Peiping Sir Senegal N Rau of India confirmed such a plan is in the works Secretary of State Acheson held a news conference in Washington a few hours after Nehrus speech but he declined direct comment on it Acheson said every possible effort is being made to preserve unity of the free world in the UN crisis Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy and cold Wednesday Cloudy Wednesday night with light snow south por tion Partly cloudy Thursday continued cold High Wednes da 1015 northwest 1823 southeast Low Wednesday night 5 northwest to 15 southeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy and cold Wednesday night and Thursday Snow flurries again Thursday Low Wednesday night 515 be low north zero to 8 below south High Thursday around zero north 815 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 14 Minimum 2 At 8 a m 4 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 22 AP Wirephoto SCENE OF is the Linn county jail at Cedar Rapids out of which Kenneth A Kitts 33 Omana reputed bank robber and federal prisoner escaped some time prior to 1 p m Tuesday Officials Not Sure How When Kitts Escaped Jail Cedar Rapids Kitts 33 a flashy exconvict with a long record escaped from the Linn county jail and when the air cleared Wednesday the only point on which ev eryone agreed was that Kitts flew the coop Sheriff Jim Smith who was out of the city when Kitts mysteriously disappeared sometime between 2 p m Monday and 1 p m Tuesday asserted the dapper desperado could not have got out if he had been locked in his cell But Jailer Earl Bailey the last officer known to have seen Kitts said he now distinctly remembers escorting Kitts to his upper tier cell block Earlier the distraught Bailey had said it was possible he inadvertently failed to put Kitts in the cell block No one has he or even when Kitts disappeared No bars had been sawed No windows broken No holes dug Kitts was last seen definitely Monday shortly after he had been returned to jail following an appearance in US district court here in connec tion with the Laurens Iowa bank robbery last fall He was to have been tried Feb 13 for participating in it This was about 2 p m Monday He was 1st missed around noon Tuesday when U S Marshal Fred Bierman went to serve some papers on him With 4 Others Kitts had been held in the bull pen along with 4 nonfederal prisoners Tuesday night the federal bu reau of investigation in Omaha reported the arrest of a Council Bluffs tavern operator on a charge of aiding and assisting in an escape James L Dalton of the FBI said John F Quinn had been ar rested and so charged He de clined to say whether Quinn had been in Cedar Rapids but said the charge was filed in connec tion with Kitts escape Meanwhile FBI agents were joined with city county and state authorities in a search for Kitts who is known to like fine clothes expensive jewelry and big cars Dangerous Authorities were advised to be on the lookout for a twotone 1950 Cadillac automobile The FBI said that Kitts was prob ably armed and dangerous Reports linked him with a pretty blond Ben Anderson serv ice station attendant in Des Moines told sheriff deputies Tuesday night that a man answer ing Kitts description perfectly stopped for gas early Tuesday He said a blond woman was with him There was a story that a blond woman visited Kitts in the Linn county jail shortly after his court appearance Monday Dalton said that Kitts was fre quently welldressed and had the appearance of a young prom inent business man Kitts is one of 8 under arrest in connection with the Laurens robbery the biggest bank robbery in Iowa last year His bond had been set at He also has been indicted in the kidnapholdup of the Garretson S Dak bank last Oct 4 Bond there was 325000 Habitual In addition he is under 000 bond in Nebraska awaiting a supreme court decision on a 12 year sentence as a habitual crim inal and under bond in Knoxville Tenn where he is ac cused of impersonating a federal officer to accomplish a robbery Authorities also have said that Kitts happened to be in Kansas City last year when Charles Binaggio and Charles Gargotta were slain in gangland fashion Kitts whose criminal record dates back to 1929 has also been listed as a suspect in a robbery of a New York jewelry salesman in DCS Moines shortly after he got off a train here Yancy D Hardy 32 who was brought into court with Kitts here Monday was still safe in his cell Tuesday night Hardy is also charged with complicity in the Laurens robbery Kitts is described as 5 feet 10 inches high 190 pounds light hair and blue eyes L S Bob Cornet professional bondsman Omaha who put up part of Kitts bond said he wasnt concerned about the escape Well have him when we need him But lawyer Hugh Boyle of Omaha commented Bunk If all the federal agents and other guys cant get him Cor net cant get him Home at Omaha Kitts is married His wife and two children both under 10 years of age live in Omaha Officers said Kitts has been employed at times as a used car salesman and tavern operator At his federal court appearance Monday his wife was with him The jail itself is on an island in the Cedar river in downtown Cedar Rapids Kitts was taken from the Polk county jail at Des Moines Thurs day and brought here for custody that night Kitts May Not Have Returned to Cell Cedar Rapids e n n e t h Kitts 33 dapper desperado who escaped mysteriously from the Linn county jail may not have been returned to his cell block following his court appearance Monday afternoon Jailer Earl Bailey who took custody of Kitts at 2 p m Monday when the exconvict was turned over to him by U S Marshal Fred Biermann conceded it was possi ble he inadvertently failed to put Kitts in the cell block And Sheriff Jim Smith who was in Des Moines when the escape was discovered Tuesday said we assume that if a man is locked up he wont get out of the jail Scheduled to Be Tried Here Kitts had been taken to the fed erallyapproved Linn county jail last Thursday to await trial in federal court at Mason City Feb 13 for the Laurens bank burglary of last Nov 3 He was taken from the jail by Marshal Biermann early Monday afternoon to appear in federal court here where his bond was boosted from to The Linn county jail a gray stone structure sits behind the courthouse on an island in the Cedar river but the bridge passes across the island and the jail can be reached by foot or by motor vehicle To enter the jail you enter a locked double door Once inside the jail building you face a 2ncf barred door which opens into the jail proper where the cell blocks are located Outside this 2nd barred door you turn right to en ter the jail office where the jailer spends his time A hallway to the left runs to a service entrance which leads out vt the jail Also outside the 2nd barred door is an enclosed and locked master lock which controls the doors leading into the cell blocks Outside the cell blocks but with in the jail proper however is a heavy sheet metal door which is kept locked and which is used by trusties to carry garbage to the jail basement Not Counted Prisoners are served their meals by trusties who pass trays through the cell bars Sheriff Smith sum French Alerted to Guard Ike All Is Quiet Washington Dwight D Eisenhower will return from his European inspection trip Saturday and report his findings to congress at an open meeting next Thursday He may make a radio speech the following day Feb 2 Paris French govern ment alerted thousands of police and troops to deal with a threat ened communistled antiEisen hower demonstration Wednesday night but at the zero hour nothing happened The government had ready 6500 police and 8000 larg est force against the communists since the liberation A halfhour after the demon stration by red shock units was scheduled to begin traffic was moving normally up and down the Champs Elysees and in other centers Police and riflecarrying mili tarized patrolmen were checking identity papers of many pedes trians One police officer said more than 100 persons had been taken into custody Police an nounced 25 persons had been ar rested for distributing copies o the communist newspaper LHu manite which carried appeals for the communists to get out Wed nesday night despite a governmenl ban against demonstrations Dutch Cabinet Forced Out The Hague The Dutch cabinet resigned Wednesday fol lowing attacks in parliament on the governments defense and New Guinea policies Earlier Foreign Minister Dirk U Stikker quit the cabinet after members of his own liberal party attacked the government on ma jor policies Stikker may be asked to head a new cabinet should Premier Willem Drees be unable to reform his Catholiclabor co alition In all 4 resolutions censuring the government were offered in parliament Wednesday None of them passed Nevertheless the cabinet resigned because of the mounting criticism The resignation follows govern ment dismissal Tuesday of Gen H J Kruls as army chief of staff Criticism of the governments de fense policies was touched off by Gen Eisenhowers recent visit here He expressed disappoint ment with the inconclusive in terviews he had with Dutch of ficials Kruls was an advocate of strengthening the Dutch army in the face of government disincli nation to spend the money Tate Would Appoint Fire Police Chiefs Under Same Rules DCS Moines appoint ments of fire chiefs would be sub ject to the same rules as applied to selection of police chiefs under a bill introduced in the house of representatives Wednesday by Rep W H Tate RMason City and 3 others marized the Kitt case as follows Unless a prisoner is taken from his cell to see a visitor or is tak en to court he isnt let out of the cell block No daily check of cells are made We dont count prison ers when they are given meals or when they go to bed All of our prisoners are kept in their cells except the trusties who sleep in a cell on the 1st floor Trusties serve meals to other prisoners in their ceils I dont see h o w he Kitts could have escaped but he cer tainly didnt go out the front door He must have gone out the back door or through the service en trance Smith said Jailer Bailey was relieved at m Monday by Jailer Seth Hendry Both Hendry and Deputy Sheriff Harlan Snyder expressed the belief that Kitts was not locked up after being returned from federal court Allied Troops Drive 10 More Miles Past Wonju Price Freeze Slated Soon Includes Meat By WARREN DUFFEE Washington Stabil izer Michael V DiSalle said Wed nesday that he has recommended a general price freeze that will in clude meat and will roll back all prices to a date not yet set He made the disclosure in talk ing with reporters after testifying before the housesenate economic committee DiSalle said the date for the price freeze announcement has not oeen set but indicated clearly it may be before the weekend The price rollback date has not been decided but there will be some rollback he told newsmen Exemptions The price stabilizer said the price freeze ordet will apply to everything not exempted under the economic controls law These exemptions include farm items selling below parity real estate fees for professional services public utility rates newspaper and radio rates Although he ducked most ques tions about the freeze announce ment time DiSalle said he ex pected to have 42 regional offices open Monday and it would be nice to have the order before them He said there is a chance it may be Thursday night The price stabilizer told the committee I know of no way to have price controls on everything else and excluding meat Meanwhile Chairman Brent Spence of the house banking committee announced aft er a white house conference that President Truman will send con gress shortly a plan for strength ening price and rent control laws Consider Subsidies He said this will include an effective system of controlling food prices Present law exempts farm products from price controls until they exceed parity DiSalle said the question of subsidies is under consideration Wage Stabilizer Cyrus S Ching told the housesenate committee he hopes to have an overall wage stabilization policy recommenda tion ready for economic Stabilizer Eric A Johnston by the end of this week Ching said a base date for wage controls will not necessarily be the same as the base for price roll backs He said it should be a date on which prices and wages are reasonably in balance Johnston who was sworn in as economic stabilizer Wednesday was expected to issue the new price order shortly and to explain it in a radio broadcast almost im mediately afterward A F Will Resume Enlistments Feb 1 Washington air force will resume acceptance of volun teer enlistments on Feb 1 after a several weeks embargo because of crowded conditions at indoc trination centers The air force announced Tues day its scheduled call for admis sion of 1200 recruits daily at Lackland Texas air force base and 300 daily at the newlyreopened Sampson N Y air training base The navy said its freeze on en listments also imposed because of heavy volunteering will continue at least to the end of this week Howard County Farmer Killed by Gun Blast Austinson 51 Howard county farmer northwest of Cresco was instantly killed late Tuesday when a gun accident ally discharged while he was hunting alone near his home He was climbing through a fence when the accident occurred the contents of the gun entering the back of his head Norman A Bradley Howard county coroner pronounced the death accidental The body was taken to the Martz Bros funeral home where funeral arrangements were being made The widow is the only close survivor ASKS DAY OF PRAYER Des Moines William S Beardsley asked lowans to join Friday Feb 9 in a World Day of Prayer SAME Black irnffla In put 2i TAEJON J Kumchon SOUTH KOREA AP Wirephoto ALLIES DRIVE DEEPER INTO RED TERRITORY UN troops drove 10 miles north of Wonju A and recap tured Yongwol There was no further word of a build up of red troops around Andong Near Yongwol 500 riflewomen were spotted with a red Korean force Except for the action around Wonju and Yongwol the 8th army communique said there was no contact with the enemy along the rest of the battle line Draft of 18 Year Olds Offers Best Security Rosenberg Soys By NORMAN WALKER Washington Sec retary of Defense Anna Rosenberg said Wednesday the administra tions plan to draft 18 year olds would assure the nation its great est longterm security at the low est cost in men and money The defense departments top manpower official told the house armed services committee the plan provides for both a swift expan sion of the armed forces and a ready reserve supply of trained military manpower Under the uniyersal military service and training plan most 18 year olds would be drafted for military training and then go into active military service The draft period would be extended from the present 21 to 27 months Plea to People Senator Hunt a mem ber of the preparedness subcom mittee proposed meanwhile that Secretary of Defense Marshall and the joint chiefs of staff carry their plea for UMST beginning at 18 years to the people Hunt told a reporter he believes ihe Pentagon has failed to con vince a majority of the people the proposed lowering of the draft age and extension of draft service are necessary He said they made a good presentation to the sub committee General Marshall and the joint chiefs of staff would be wise to make a joint coasttocoast broad cast to justify their position Hunt said adding I plan to propose such a step to General Marshall Senate and house members he said are getting heavy mail at tacking the proposal to draft 18 year olds Opposition to UIVIT Some members of the house armed services committee balked during testimony by Marshall Tuesday at the idea of including a longiange universal military training plan in legislation ex tending the draft period Both Marshall and Mrs Rosen berg contended the universal training and draft extension com bination is a wise step to meet present and future manpower needs This bill makes the national de fense everyones job Mrs Rosen berg said in Wednesdays prepared testimony It establishes the prin ciple that every physicallyfit young man should enter upon a period of military service and training between his 18th and 19th birthdays It is an expression of the will ingness of a free people to share on a fair and democratic basis the responsibility for defending their freedom During the 1st year of the plan Mrs Rosenberg said the defense department contemplates calling from 300000 to 450000 youths be tween 18 and 19 years But she said those nearest 19 would be called 1st so it is improbable barring an extreme emergency that we would call anyone under 18 years and 6 months in this in troductory phase of the program Minnesota Seeks to End Strike of 450 Janitors Minneapolis legis lators sought Wednesday to end a janitors strike that gave 63000 public school children an un scheduled vacation Liberal party members of the Minnesota house of representatives invited the school board and rep resentatives of the AFL building service employes to a meeting to work out arbitration and concili ation machinery School Superintendent Rufus A Putnam and Union Business Agent William Holzinger accepted the in vitations Putnam said he was eager to work something out Holzinger expressed willingness to meet with the school board at any time More than 450 janitors walked out Tuesday in a demand for to monthly pay raises They now make between and a month with the average about ATHLETES MOTHER DIES West Palm Beach Fla body of Mrs Philomena Miller 78 mother of Coach Edmund Bing Miller of the Philadelphia Ath letics who died here Tuesday will be returned to Cedar Rapids la for service and burial Search Parties Hunt for Bodies of Volcano Victims Port Moresby New Guinea UR parties failed to find any more survivors Wednesday and split into teams to find what bodies they could of the 3000 to 4000 natives and 34 white persons killed or missing in the eruption of Mt Lamington volcano Bodies of 10 white persons were found and buried at the scene The government said there was little hope that any of the 24 whites still missing would be found alive The devastating series of erup tions which began last Thursday buried whole villages Scientists said it is doubtful that the area about Spirit ever will be habitable again The government issued a proc lamation Tuesday night closing off the area to all but the search parties and doctors and nurses The surviving natives were almost without exception in a state of shock and many were burned so badly that blistered skin could be ripped from their bodies A rescue worker said the na tives who escaped walked about like zombies Tired of Being Run Into Woman Slaps Man Rockford 111 got tired of everybody running into my little car Ford and I guess I just lost my head Miss Josephine Romano 27 of fered this explanation after she was arrested Tuesday for slap ping Dr Paul E Dee following a minor collision Miss Romano released on bond for police court hearing on a charge of assault and battery said her car had been hit by 3 motorists recently She finally lost her patience she said Dee a physician obtained a warrant for her arrest Yanks Win Another Jet Fight By LEIF ERICKSON Tokyo JP Allied slashed more than 10 miles beyond Wonju on the central Korean front Wednesday and to the southeast recaptured the key mountain town of Yongwol A heavilyarmed patrol with tanks blazed through Hoengsong 10 miles north of Wonju and pushed on to within 33 miles of the 38th parallel before with drawing a field dispatch said It was the farthest northward advance by any allied force since Seoul the Korean capital was abandoned On the way back the task force was engaged by a com pany of enemy troops The reds retreated with heavy casualties Five hundred women riflemen were spotted in a red Korean force of 1500 seven miles south of Yongwol Thunderjets shot down one Russianmade MIG15 and dam aged 3 others in a 15 minute dog fight over the AnjuSinanju sec tor near the Manchurian border Between 16 and 20 Russiantype jets swooshed across the Yalu river and attacked 16 U S F84s They came off 2nd best as they did Tuesday in the same area when 3 and possibly 4 MIGs were shot down and 3 were damaged In neither fight was an Ameri can plane lost or damaged None Lost Lt Gen George E Stratemeyer commander of the far east air force lauded the American jet victories He said 17 Russian made MIG15 jets have been de stroyed in airtoair combat with FEAF craft since Nov 1 Six other enemy jet planes were probably destroyed and 37 dam aged he said in a statement Stratemeyer said Tuesdays bat tle demonstrates the as a firstline jet in airtoair combat He added Our F84 Thunderjet has ex ceeded all expectations both as a close support tactical weapon and as a fighter Other far east forces and 5th air force planes ranged across the peninsula B29s dropped 200 tons of bombs on the northeastern coast supply center of Komu 20 miles north of the Changjin reser voir Supply Center Bombed This was the 1st time the super forts had hit Komu an important rail junction and supply center just 20 miles south of the Man churian border Other FEAF bombers ham mered at targets in northwest Ko rea Throughout Wednesday light bombers and allied fighters pounded the Seoul area where 3 Chinese armies of 90000 men and 10000 red Koreans have been re ported massed The allied troops who entered Yongwol across the frozen Han river had the support of artillery barrages and a 20plane bombing attack Yongwol is 31 miles southeast of Wonju the central Korean roadrail hub which UN combat patrols also reentered Wednesday Yongwol which had changed hands 3 or 4 times recently was well fortified on the southeast side but the attack caught the en emy by surprise Reds Flee Elements of one UN division en tered the town and captured nearby commanding hills The reds fled All along the battlefront al lied hunterkiller patrols flitted in and out of red lines but turned up few communists Prisoners reported the communists were hard pressed for supplies and am munition Red infiltrators far behind al lied lines shot at UN troops The force 7 miles south of Yongwol included 500 women bearing rifles Only infrequently have women been reported fighting with the reds A P Correspondent William J Waugh reported that a rein forced UN battalion returned to Wonju for the 7th time in 8 days It occupied both the town and air strip to the southeast Since the area was abandoned by the U S 2nd division patrols have entered the town by day but pulled back to safer defensive po sitions at night There was little action around Wonju Wednesday An allied patrol probed two miles north of Yoju 17 miles cast of Wonju and ran into a small arms fight The UN patrol with drew after being hit by mortar automatic weapon and rifle fire Another UN patrol pushed 5 miles beyond Wonju without meeting the enemy 82 IN LOS ANGELES Los Angeles temper ature shot up to 82 degrees m Los Angeles Tuesday a new alMima tor the date
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