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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper HOME EDITION iTY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Kull Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 28 1953 Reds Will Trade Sick FT i i y 21 Killed as Trains Tills Paper Consists oE Two One r Prisoners Info Derailed Freight 1 Reds Again Force Weary Marines Off Hill Position SEOUL Battleweary U S Marines pulled off the summit of bloody Outpost Vegas Saturday night before frantic Chinese Red attacks a n d Allied artillery began churning it with constant explosions It was the third time Thursday that the Red had forced the Leathernecks to yield the Western Front outpos in the Bunker Hill area guarding the invasion route to Seoul Vegas is 25 miles southwest of Old Baldy seized earlier by the Reds in u spring drive they opened Monday Not Clear Ap Correspondent Forrest Ed FT DODGE Saturday wards said shortly after midnight were holding Jones of Iowas not clear that the Chinese Dodgeforinvestigation follow were on he crest of Vegas The ing the shooting of a Mason City Marines pulled back to the lower manual Jones home here Friday slopes after the Chinese struck Some Chinese got between Vega Cityan Shot in Fight at Fort Dodge night Ulll V UKOQ The victim Fred Madison 38 and the main Marine line but they of Mason City was reported in were killed except for afew strag fair condition at Mercy Hospital glers Saturday Police said he had been shot just below the heart by a 22 caliber rifle No charges had been filed wiijutujdca jiau ueen on Police gave this version of the and off VegasJn savage handgra incident Mr and Mrs Madison were at tending a party at the Jones home when ah argument devel oped between the Mason City cou ple and they left the house Jones went outside to attempt a ciliation1 then brought Mrs Madi son back into the house Madison picked Jones went in the a brick and house for his rifle One shot was fired which police said struck one of Madi sons ribs below the heart Police said they found the rifle barrel under a davenport cushion and the stock hidden elsewhere in the house Ike Cleqrs Way for Adopted Girl WASHINGTON Ei senhower has signed a bill clearing the wayfora Chinaborn adopted daughter of an Iowa couple to take up permanent United States residence in the The girl is Rose Martin who was born of a British father and a mother whose nationality is un known but presumably part Chi nese Under German adoption proceed ings she is now the legal daughter of Col and Mrs Leland A Bur bank of Decorah la now sta tioned in Germany Col Burbank is due to return to this country early in April and wanls to bring his foster daughter with him BUSINESSMAN GLENWOOD Lugsch Sr lifelong resident of Glenwood andoperator of a cleaning estab Hshmcnt since 1911 died Friday Frederic Adrian DeUno who was president of three rail roads an Army colonel in World War I League of Nations fight er against the opium and holder of federal office under four Presidents died Saturday at the of He was uncle of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Heavy fire from both sides echoed through the nearby low val leys Friday the Marines had been on nacle fights before smashing to the top early Saturday afternoon Then the Chinese struck back just after dark Saturday Vegas fell Thursday nfght under a Red spring attack that broke Monday when 3500 Chinese swarmed around Old Baldy 26 miles northeast The Reds still hold Baldy now a reddirt target for Allied artillery and bombs Jets Tangle As ground fighting roared on Communist MIG jets flew south and clashed with Sabre jets in a number of dog fights but no destruction claims were made It took the hardpressed Marines a bitter hour to make the final 400 yards up the shelltorn slope blanketed by Communist mortar fire An officer at the front said a Chinese counterattack hit the Ma rines immediately after they reached the top but it was cut down The low outpost hill echoed from the shock of explosions from more than 36 hours of continuous fight ing as the Chinese desperately tried to hold on to the outpost they overran Thursday night The Reds charged fanatically through their own bursting shells A division staff officer said the Chinese obviously meant to keep the hills they paid so dearly for He estimated Chinese guns hurled 35000 rounds Friday in a vain1 at tempt to prevent Saturdays as sault Red firing slackened Satur day Troops Suffocate in Defending Hill Against Commies With the US 1st Marine Divi sion Korea Only seven of us are left rest have suffo cated These tragic words a hopeless ry into a radiophone were the ast heard from some 36 Marines holding Outpost Vegas which was overrun Thursday night by power ful Chinese enemy a rine spokesman said It was assumed the about a were entombed in a single smashed Bunker on the Western Front outpost by Chinese artillery and mortar fire W Walt of Ft Collins olo regimental commander said sadly We assume all the men are dead or prisoners of the Commu SAME DATE1W2W Blmck means traffic Jeslh In 34 AP Wireplioto RELAXES E Bohlen relaxes in his Philadelphia home after ithe Senate confirmed him to be ambassador to Russia Senate Gives Overwhelming OK to Bohlen Expect Hjm to Leave Shortly WASHINGTON The Senate opened the way for speedy depar ure of Charles E Chip Bohlen to Moscow with a rousing 7413 vote of confidence Friday in Presi dent Eisenhowers choice of the career diplomat as ambassador to Russia Ending a month of bitter con troversy the Senates lopsided vole submerged critics who charged that Bohlen would carry leftover policies of the Truman regime into he new Eisenhower administra tion Next Week Receiving the news at relatives home inBryn Mawr Pa Bohlen said he was not certain when he would take up his new post The State Department i saidhe would probably besworri in early next weekarid leaversoonthereafter Eleven Republicans and two Democrats fought to the final roll call against approval of the 48 yearold Russianlanguage expert nicked personally by Eisenhower as the best qualified man for the cold war listening post at the Kremlin Afterward Sen McCarthy R of the mostvocal of hese critics wished Bohlen well The Wisconsin senator maintained lowever that many who voted for the appointee did so not because hey had confidence in him but only to uphojd Eisenhower The Senate debate centering on dispute over clearance of the nominee after an FBI loyalty and security investigation drew strong lepublican condemnation of the 1945 agreemnts with Russia made at Yalta where Bohlen served as Russianlanguage interpreter Led by McCarthy and Sen Bridges temporarypresi dent of the Senate1 the opposition mustered 11 Republican votes and wo Democratic votes against the nomination Other GOP senators on this side included Bricker of Ohio Dirksen oflllinois Dworshak and Welker of Idaho Goldwaterof Arizona Hickcnlooper of I6wa one of Nevada Mundt of South Dakota and Schoeppel of Kansas Demo Opponent Sen McCarran DNev joined Johnson of Colorado as the second Democratic opponent Eight of nine absentees an nounced they favored confirmation Sen Jenrier RInd was not re corded v r East Ohio Scene of Accident CONNEAUT 0 New York Central passenger trains thundering alohg at more than a mile a minule smashed into a pileup of derailed freight cars Fri day night and 21 persons were be lieved killed Eighteen bodies were recovered by noon Saturday aiid Deputy Coroner Wallace C Mulligan ol Erie Pa County said he ex pected workmen to find three more under one car rammed deep into muddy ground 60 in Hospitals More than 60 other passengers among 400 on the express trains were in hospitals here and in Ashtabula and Erie Pa 27 miles west of the accident scene Only one of these was describee by the hospitals as seriously in jured A death train arrived in Eric early Saturday morning with 16 bodies and more than twohours ater giant wreck cranes moving the jumble of crisscrossed cars uncovered the body pf a 16year old girl More than an hour later a mans body was found under the same car where Mulligan believed three more victims were buried The freight and the two express trains piled up between 9 and oclock night A piece of pipe rolled off an cast sound freight derailing some cars of a westbound freight that fol lowed The pipe that caused the wreck weighed about a ton and was 35 feet Jongand 18 inches in diame ter Into the derailed freight cars slashed a BuffalotoChicago pas senger train roaring along at 80 miles an hour A minute later the Southwestern Limited e n r o u t e from St Louis to New York rammed the wreckage Ran Three Miles A railroad man had to run three miles to report the wreck and the mrtling debris felled communica ion lines between here and Erie VIore than 1000 feet of rail was lorn up One of the injured said it was nearly an hour before rescue workers got into the torn and twisted cars And it was nearly eight hours later and after day Dreak before the rescue and first aid crews finished their task Some hjured were taken by handcar to a road where ambulances waited The wreck blocking the NYCs main line occurred on Slate Line Curve about four miles east of here and just across the Pennsyl vania border Onlya rutty lane led to Hie thick ety area of the wreckage from the nearest highway two miles to the south The lane soon was blocked with cars mired in hubdeep mud and left hy their drivers with lighls still piercing the drizzling darkness More than 100 persons hurt only slightly weretreated at an emer gency Red Cross firstaid station One man Andy Aranyons an em ploye at a nearby filling station and one of the first to reach the scene said he out at least We just put them there on the ground and leftlhem therecov ered Aranyons said There was no panic the passengers when I got there AH Atiout The Weaiber Meson City Sunday mostly fair and warmer Saturday night Sun day partly cloudy and warmer Fair Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 53 29 36 33 21 VIEW OF TRAIN WRECKNine hours after the three trains oeworena piled up near scene isstill one of death and destruction Rescue work ersare cullingapaH the wreckage in search of more victims U v w Roberts Cries Plot Resignation at GOP Chairman Leaves Ike With Big Repair Job WASHINGTON IP resignation under fireof Re publican National Committee Chairman C Wesley Roberts left the unprepared Eisenhower administration Saturday with anurgent repair job to perform ontheiparfcy organiza tion President was caught almost flatfooted by his chief political agents re tirement Last month he expressed full confidence in Roberts This week he told his nesvs conference AP Wlrcpholo SEARCH work man is shown digging for bodies undera coach at the scene of the New York Centralaccident Four Men Killed in Plane Crash MINNESOTA LAKE men were4 killed near here Friday when their private plane crashed Investigating authorities havent determined the causeof the acci dent Thevictims have been identified as Phillip OLcary and Kenneth tfeUsonof Mapleton and George Roessler both of Minnesota Lake HARPER DIES DES L Har per 69 wellknown Iowa book salesman and formerschool super ntendeht atGuthrie Center and Britt died of a heart ailment here Friday he would await the findings of Kansas courts and the legislature on charges against the party chair man Findings Sufficient The legislative findings alone proved to be sufficient to end the suspense A committee of the Kan sas Legislature said Friday Rob ertshad violated the spirit if not the letter of the stales lobby law in connection with the sale of a hospital building to the state which involved an fee for Hlie de parted chairman Roberts resigned a few hours afterward Roberts conferred with Presiden liaUAssistant Sherman Adams and then with Mr Eisenhower Friday before announcing his resignation ThePresident said in a subsequent statement that Roberts decision was a wise one He said Roberts took the initia tivein resigning and that he ap preciated the resigned chairmans valuable and tireless efforts for the Republican Parly Charges Plot r In n his resignation statement Roberts said a plot among Kan sas politicians had destroyed my usefulness as national chairman He denied the charges brought against him and asserted that his part in the sale of A hospital build ing to the state was rightand proper and for the best interests of were Believe Ike Htilts Probe WASHINGTON W Some sena tors indicated belief Saturday that President Eisenhower has put a damper ona special Senate inves tigation into ammunition shortages in Korea The President told his news con ference Thursday that the ammu nitibn supply in Korea now is per fectlysound consideringthe type of operations goingon there now That appeared to line up the President on the side of the Penta gon and the of staff Gen J Lawton the heat ed dispute about Korean ammuni tion supplies Tho special Senate investigation resulted from repeated statements and testimonyby Gen James A Van Fleet retiring Koreanfield commander that serious and criti cal ammunition shftrtages existec during his entire 22 months oJ service there Secretary of the ArmyRobert T Stevens is flying to the Far East Saturday for a five or six day survey of the ammunition posi tion The Defense Department said his first stop will be the Tokyo headquarters of Gen Mark W Clark the Far East commander WORRELL DIVIDEND OTTUMWA ofthe John Morrell and Co have de clared adividend of cents a share on its common slock Also Ask t y New Talks on Truce West Hopeful Over Attitude WASHINGTON Comma nists1 agreed Saturday to a Western offer for exchange of sick and wounded prisoners in Korea COUJH ling their announcement with a proposal for immediate renewal of armistice negotiations Secretary of Dulles and other American officals took the move asunconditional acceptance of a United States proposal of Feb 22 on the sick and wounded change issue But they were taking alonger ook at the armistice talks part of he Red proposal A t Bogged Down Jl Those talks bogged down over Communist insistence on repatria ioh of allprisoners of warwheth r they want to home or not America and the other United Na tions i took an adamant s t a against forcing the return vof many thousahds of captives1 from the Communist have signified hey would resist return to Red rule It was emphasized here that the American proposalon the sick and wounded exchangewas based on he Geneva Convention on treat ment of prisoners of iwar which Americanofficials stressed was 3ased on voluntary repatriation Assuming that the Reds took the volunta ry feature into account m agreeing to the mats hereindicated cautious hope that the move indicated theywere ready to broader issueof prisoners in gen eral Both the State Department ini general statement and Dulles ift a separate statement steered away from any commitment on the renewalof the armistice talks Dispatches from the Far East ieft iOpent question whether he Communists had made such a condition of thev ex change of sick wounded or merely an accompanying1 sal Clark Speaks And Gen Mark Clark in Tokyo told a reporter We are going to study this of fer very closely Wewant to be sure there isnt anything in it that we dont The Red reply to Clarks pro posal on the sick and wounded was broadcast by the Peiping ra dio and heard in Tokyo Signed by North Korean Pre mier Kim Il Sung and Peng Teh Huai commander of Chineseforc es in Korea it said Our side fully agrees to your sidejs proposal to exchange sick and injured prisoners of war of Doth sides during the period hostility It suggested the trade could pave the way to smooth settle ment of the entire question of prisoncrs of war v i Give Ground It was that portion of the mes sage which wastaken here as a possible suggestion the Reds were ready to give ground f The UN has reported only about 81000 of some 122000 POWs in its orison camps are willing to1 go lome t The Chinese on Dec 18 said they vere holding 3198 American POWs Other thousands however are listed as missing and some of them at least may be in nist hands1 v Soviets Will Free Convicts MOSCOW Iff Prime Minister eorgiM Malcnkovs government announced a sweeping amnesty program Saturday to free Soviet prisoners serving fiveyear terms or their crimes represented no great danger to thej state The amnesty decree issued My the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet said the pardons had been made possible by a decrease in crime and by the consolidation of the Soviet stale system The de cree was published prominently in Russian newspapers and broadcast by Moscow radio The full amnesty program ex tends to most persons serving five years or less in prisons cor rective labor camps and other places of detention Those serving more than five years will have theirsentencesreduced by half The pafdoris specifically do not apply however to anyone serving more than five years for countcr revolutionary crimes largescale theft or embezzlement of public property gangsterism or premedi tated murder The decree said the government deems it is no longer necessary to retain inr places of custody per sons whohave committed offenses representingt no great danger cto the who show by their conscientious attitude to work that they are fit to return to honest working life and become uwful members of the   

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