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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                NorthIowas Daily Newspaper Edited for 4 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THATMAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B O R S VOL L1X Associated Press United Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 1953 Tlila Taper Consists ol Two One No 307 IndiaUN Relations Critical Clark Rejects Longer Quiz Dewey Demands Probe of Visits to Sing Sing ALBANY N Y WVPolitical and labor circles in New York and New Jersey reverberated Saturday to echoes of an official disclosure that government and union offi cials visited labor racketeer Jo seph S Joey Fay in prison Thebombshell came Friday in the form of a list of Fays visitors at Sing Sing prison released by the New York State Department of Correction Among the more than 80 names was that of Arthur H Wicks acting lieutenant governor of New York The disclosure prompted a de mand from Kepublican Gov Thomas E Dewey for a com plete and satisfactory expla nation Wicks countered with a state ment that his calls on Fay in Sing Sing prison were a public service to avoid labor troubles in his state senatorial district Meamvhile Paul L Troast Re publican candidate for governor of New Jersey conceded he wrote a letter in 1951 to Dewey asking ex ecutive clemency for Fay But he told a news conference he knew the onetime construction labor boss only as a business connec tion and never sociallV ARTHUR WICKS JOSEPH FAY Dock Union Leaders Get Police Guard Rumor Mine Union to Help Ousted I LA NEW YORK longshoremen leaders in New York had 24hour police guaich Saturday in the potentially explosive dock strike idling East Coast ports for a third day Meanwhile a piesidential board of inquiry meets here Satuiday to stait the legal machmeiy turning for an anti stiike injunction and a ictuin to work probably early next week A third development in the tense waterfront crisis was a report that John LLewis United Mine Workers Ind had invited into its fold the ousted International Long WOUNDED PWRETURNSAs he Mason City Saturday Pfc Darrell Legreid wounded and repatriated prisoner of the KoreanWar is greeted by his mother Mrs Oscar Legreidat left and Mrs Mary Legreid of Rake The Soldiers father is just visible behind the head of his wife Wounded Rake PW Returns Greeted by Friends North Iowas first seriously wounded prisoner of war Pfc Darrell Legreid son of Mr arid Mrs Oscar Legreid of Rake arrived by bus in Mason City at 11 30 a m Saturday where he was greeted by the family and some two dozen friends of the Bake community Saturday afternoon at 3 oclock he was handed a purse of 500in Rakes city park collected by Rake businessmen and residents Captured in July His parents Mr and Mrs Oscar Legreid who farm one mile south of Rake were on hand to greet him after his trip from Ko rea which began Aug 23 when he was released Communists Captured in heavy5 fighting second weekof hisV where abouts were unknown1 to his fami ly until the time of release5 The North Iowa soldier is a graduate High School arid entered service November1952 He was shipped to Korea in February of 1953 where he looked in vain for an older brother Sgl Omer Legreid of the Army Air Force Ironically after traveling thous ands of miles overthe Pacific he missed rhis brother by six hours when Omer was returned to the United States Omer was released three week ago and was on hand Saturday to greet his returning brother Another brother Army Pfc Clement served until three years ago He also was present at the homecoming Aug 23 His journey tofreedom began when he Aug 23 in Korea Ftrom thereheTwas flown to a Tokyo hospital and underwent several operations forwounds re ceived in his chest During the time he was a Communist captive he received only the most rudi mentary medical care and was in pretty bad shape upon arrival in Tokyo Following four weeks of treat ment in Legreid was flown to a Denver Colo hospital lor another week of rest and treatment From there returned to his NorthIowa home BURNED TO DEATH wi Mrs Mattie Selle 81 burned to death late Fri day when her dress caught fire apparently while she was fixing a pot of coffee rAH About The Weather City Fair and cool Satur day night and Sunday Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday night and Sunday Mimwtetc Sundaymostly fair a little cooler southeast GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 91 63 67 54 31 shoremens Association which struckvportsfroni in a bid wages The report could not be confumed immediately pocks Quiet The docks were quiet Friday as an estimated 60000 dockers weie idled by the wage contract dispute between the ILA and the New York Shipping Association repre senting 170 shipping and stevedor ing firms Not involved in the contract fight jut locked in a bitter struggle with the ILA for control waterfront abor is the new International Longshoremens Association AFL The AFL set up this group as a rival to the ILA which the parent federation expelled for failing to rid its ranks of racketeers Friday the FBI reportedly tipped local police to a rumor that two junmen were on their way here rom Oregon to kill ILA President Joseph P Ryan confined to a hos pital illness since las Monday A roundtheclock police guaid was placed on the 69year old hospital Another Guarcf Another police guard was given John Dwyer a leader in the AFLs fight to drive Ryans ILA off the docks Dwyer who took his Man hattan local out ot the ILA and is now the ILAAFL organizer in Manhattan had two detectives by his side Friday as he marched up and down the docks calling on ILA tickets to bolt and join the AFL Police called Dwycrs guard un official President Eisenhower on Thurs day invoked the TaftHarlley La bor Act irujLhe strike and appointed a threeman board of inquiry to report back to by Monday midnight The ILA is seeking a 13 cents an lour wage and welfare package The employers have offered 8Vi cents Present basic wages aver age S Koreans Threaten to Start Fight Charge India Acts Like Reds PANMUNJOM Korea aliens between1 the Allies and In dian guardians of antiCommunist prisoners nearcd a critical stage ialurday Gen Mark W Clark retiring Far Eastern commander of United Nations forcesbluntly rejected an ndiaiV proposal to subject prison rs to interviews longer than 90 days Tlie Communists turned over a ist ot 308 prisoners they said es caped died or were released at he front The movetuice again dashed TJN hopes of getting back more Allied war prisoners Like Reds South Korea accused the Indians of acting like Communists and threatened to take up a rm s against them because of the death of three prisoners in the Indian cus odial camp Lt Gen K S Thimayya chair the Indiandominated Neu tralNations sion had asked Clark to agree to extending the interviews beyonc Dec 24 the termination date se by the Korean armistice Thimayya suggested that ex both sides be per mittccUtotalk tothe prisoners a least 30 days beyond the Dec 2 deadline Clark refused We cannot be a parly to break ing faith with the antiCommunist prisoners of Clark told Thi mayya The South Korean government n a bitterlyworded statement challenged the Indians to frankly side with the North Korean and Chinese Communists by sending heir armed forces to fight against Dodgers Down Yanks 73 to Square Series NEW Brooklyn Dodgers who have demo better than well in their home park all season squared the World Series at two games apiece Saturday afternoon by beating the New York Yankees 73 at Ebbetts Field The Yanks had won the first at Yankee Stadium and became prohibitive favorites to cop their fifth straight World Series Sunday noon the clubs will play their fifth game at Ebbetts Field before returning to Yankee Stadium to closeout the series on Monday or Monday and Tuesday if the series should go lo the full seven games Billy Loes the confident Dodger righthander who had a 148 record in regular season pitched the first eight innings for the Avinners but ran into trouble in the ninth when he loaded the bases and was re lieved Whiley Ford the sensational Yankee southpawwhohad an 18G mark in regularseason pitched only one inning against the Dodg ers Brooklyn hammered him for three hits and three runs in the first frame including a 2run double by Duke Snider In the sixth in ning Snider homered as leadoff man his fifth in World Series com petition and a National League record v Junior Gilliam was a hitting star for the Dodgers by getting doubles in his first three trips to the plate Cem Labine was the reliefpitch er for the Dodgers in the ninth in ning when the a big rally He got trouble by allowing only one morerim Mickey Mantle singled with two batters retired in the ninth inning with Gene Wbodling scoring but Billy Martin was tagged at the plate by Catcher Roy Campanella as he also tried to make home Yankees 9 0 Dodgers 300 102 1 12 0 Ford Gorman Sain 5 Schallock 7 and Berra Loes Labine 9 and Campanella Forbes to Stay as Mine Chief WASHINGTON John J Forbes has been designated to con tinue as director of the Bureau of the blessing of John L Lewis Lewis head of the United Mine Workers blasted the nomination last spring of Tom Lyon of Salt Lake City for the post Arow over Senate confirmation of Lyon endedafter it was dis closed that he received from the Anaconda Copper Mining Co a pen sion that the company could revoke at will Lyon asked that his name be withdrawn IS Favor Commies The South Korean governments stand long has been that India New Ruling MUNSAN K o rea Neutral N a t i o n s Repatriation Commission announced Saturday night that reluctant prisonersin its custody will be subject to Indian military law and punish ment Unrepatriated American Brit ish Chinese and Koreans who violate Indian military code will be tried by court martial the rul ing said The courts will havelhe same power of punishment a summary general court martial held under the Indian Army Act There was no immediate re action from United Nations on the commissions latest ruling would favor the Communists in dealing with prisoners refusing to go home They were angered especially by the NNRCs ruling that prisoners must attend explanations when and as often as the Communist desire lo talk to them Clarks rejection added to the tension between the UN and In dian custodians of the 22500 Chi nese and North Koreans who have said death to forcible return lo Red rule Although the talks to prisoner have nbt started Indian guard have jkilled three antiCommunists and wounded 10 other captives in putting down riots over repatria tion An Indian spokesman said he be lievcd that nine missing North Ko reans cither escaped or were kiliec and buried by fellow prisoners It was considered possible thai the missing North Koreans were proCommunists planted among the prisoners to attempt lo woo them back to Communism This theory was strengthened when some of Ihe North Korean and Chinese who originally re jected repatriation changed their minds shortly after entering the Indian prisoner camp CAR AND a wire still around it the car in which RogerA Tibbits was killed stands in a ditchbeside the RockwellSwaledale road a mile east of Swaledale Highway Patrolman Peter Tometich stands beside the car making out his report of the fatal accident Mason Qtyanls Killed When Auto Hits Wire Overturns FINAL Roger A Tibbils 844 10th NE 9year old credit investigator died shortly after 3 pm Friday n a Mason City hospital from njuries herecelvcd earlier in the fternoon in a freak auto accident ne mile east of Swalcdalc Tibbits according to Iowa Iligh vay Patrolman Peter Tometich vas driving along a county gravel oad Officers said theTibbils auto vas believed to have struck a steel vire used as a lightning shield bovc the power lines The lines vere being constructed for Kansas 3lty Power and Light Company by he Midlands Constructors Inc Ihicago Patrolman Tometich pieced this lory together He believed that he Tibbils car struck the steel wire flipped over on its top skid led about 100 feet went into a liteh and rested on itsleft side Tibbits was rushed to the hospital n an ambulance Justice of Peace C R Scrvison tcling coroner said Tibbils died of nlcrcranial hemmorhage Scrvi son said lhat he would not hold an ncjucstor postmprlcm Tlie line which was involved is part the 161000 volt system which is being built between Ma son City and Fort Dodge It still is under construction and not ycl energized It will become part of the electrical grid connecting pow er companies throughout the state Crews of men still arc working on the line south o the point where accident occurred Tibbits was born June 18 1924 n Mason City son of George and Helen Tibbils When he was a year and a half old the family moved to a farm west of Rock Falls He attended school at Rock Falls and was graduated from the high school there in 1942 He entered the Army April 3 1943 in Mason City was sent over seas in November 1943 and served two years with the 110th Antiair craft Artillery in the war zones of rance Belgium England and Germany Among the first American troops 6 enter Paris after its liberation Tibbits wasin the Battle ol he Bulge andwas awardedfive najor battle stars andthe Arrow iead CitationHewas discharged from the Armywith therank of sergeant Dec 121945 and re turned to Hock Falls e was married to Lena Schu bert March G 1946 in Mason City ROGER A TIBBITS They made their home in Mason City and he was employed by the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment Company until February 1947 when he becamesalesman for Standard Brands Inc In April 1948 he became an inspector for Retail Credit Company and wag chief inspector at the time of his death A member of Trinity Lutheran Church he was also a member of American Legion ClauscnWordcn Post of Mason City Surviving are his wife Lena a son Douglas 6 his parents Mr and Mrs George Tibbits Gaylord Minn a brother Morse Tibbits Mason City asister Mrs Ralph Ida Hose Scholl Rockwell and grandmother Ida Tibbils Nora Springs Funeral services will be held at pm Monday at Trinity Luth eran Church with the Rev Roy Harrisville officiating Interment will be at the Rock Fails Ceme tery The Colonial Funeral Home is in charge SAME FIAG MEANS NO TRAFFIC nEATJI IN TAST 21 IowaIflBI Wash State Tank Folds 2 Kiled30 Men Trapped EVERETT Mass At least two men were killed and 20 or 30 trapped Saturday when a huge tank being installed on the grounds the Esso Standard Oil Co col lapsed while a concrete roofwas being poured t the Aber thaw Construction1 Co Boston which was buildingthe tankwere on the roof pouringthe concrete on the steel girdered top when the roof girders and concrete on theheadsof other workmen below A spokesman for the Esso Com pany said two were known dead and at least20 injured The underground tank was 30 feet deep 100 feet long and 100 feet wide It was to be used for storage purposes Mrs Kitts Gets Divorce at Omaha OMAHA Kenneth Balls Saturday had been granted a di vorce from her husband convicted bank burglar and escape artist Mrs Kitts was granted the de cree on the grounds her husbands incarceration in Alcatraz federal prison caused great mental an guish She was awaVded custody of x son Kenneth Jr 7 and her daughter by a previous marriage Connie Jean 9 adopted by Kitts in 1948 the year they weremarried Kilts was convicted in Federal Court at Mason Cityand received a prison sentence forburglarizing the Laurens Iowa bank He also was involved in spectacular escape from custody at Omaha and Cedar Rapids Iowa HUNTING VICTIM DES MOINES Waddell 16 Earlham died in a hospitalFriday night of wound suffered several hours earl ier in a hunting accident near Earl ham Purdue iil Notre Dome QD 3 FINAL Michigan Tulane i 4 Pittsburgh Oklahoma FINAL Penn Penh Stote   

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