Wednesday, October 7, 1953

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 1953 Kid This Iapur Consists ot Two One No 310 nap Ransom Paid But Man Woman Are Captured Deny Slaying couple arrested here admitted Wednesday the Jcidnapjug 6yearold Bobby Greenlease whose body was found in a shallow grave at St Joseph Mo butxlenied they killed the child Under arrest are Carl Austin Hallof Kansas City 34yearold ex convict who admitted collecting ransom and burying the boys body and Mrs Bonnie Brown Heady 41 who admitted taking the child from a private Kansas City school by posing as his aunt Police said Hall insisted he found the boy dead on the day of the kidnaping Sept 28 in the basementof Mrs Headys home in St Jo seph My God I didnt plan to harm the child Hall said Mrs Heady a childless divorcee professed ignorance of the childs death and insisted she didnt know she was participating in a kidnap ing when she took the boy from the school police said Hall said he negotiated for ransom by mail and telephone and collected the amount left near Kansas City by an intermediary last Sunday Authorities said in ransom money and a 32 caliber pistol containing three discharged cartridges were found in Halls roomat the Congress Hotelhere where he was arrested I didnt know it was a kidnaping Mrs Heady said She said she posed as boys aunt and took him from the French Institute of Noire Dame de Sion in Kansas City at Halls request Hall told hershe said that he was a former husband of the childs mother Mrs Robert Greenlease and hadnt been allowed to visit the boy 1 thought he just wanted to visit him a couple of hours Mrs Heady said He told me later he took the boy back to the school I found out the next morning it was a kidnaping Iaskedhim about it he took the boy back I didnt go to the policeI knew I would be blamed for taking the boy and I didnt want Carl taken away from me I love him too much When told the boys bodyhad been found in the back yard of her home in St Joseph Mrs Heady exclaimed found him And in my back yard PoliceChiefJeremiah OConnell said Hall implicated a second man in the case OConnell would identify this man only as Tom The FBI announced in Washington that Hall and Mrs Heady im plicated Thomas John Marsh 37yearold former convict who served a term for molesting a minor child Hall told his questioners at a district police headquarters that he Reds Infuriated Says Rhee Works on Plan to Free POWs PANMUNJOM Korea IP President Syngman Rhee worked Wednesday on a plan to free 22500 antiCommunists from Indian custody and the Reds warned that any attempt to carry it out would lead to serious consequences Rhees intentions were made known by his provost mar shal Lt Gen Won Yung Duk who almost wrecked the truce June by freeing25000 antiRed North Koreans after the president had given advance notice Reds Infuriated The Communists were infuriated by Wons statement and reqviested a meeting of the Joint Military Ar mistice Commission Ionia Man Killed in Auto Crash IONIA Henry L Ahrens 64 farmer near Ionia was killed and three others were hospitalized Tuesday night in a collision at an Intersection of two county roads a mile south Ahrens The injured Ywere Roger Rich ards 34 a truck driver and his two sons and Gale three suff efeft injuries and were unconscious when taken hospital at New Hampton R e p oTr t s from lbe hospital Wednesday stated that all three were in fair condition Ahrens was going north in his pickup truck returning home from Waverly where he had been at the sales barn Richards was going east in his car He operates a truck for the Farm Bureau Ahrens was born on a farm near Dumont and moved to the present farm in March two years ago Survivors 1 n elude the widow who was Viola Klunder to Whom he was married at Charles City Dec 9 1950 a son Tommy and a stepdaughter Jeanette The body was taken to the Chen oweth Funeral Home at Nashua DIES OF POLIO IOWA CITY UP Adolph Zmoos 38 Waucoma died in the University of Iowa Hospital here Tuesday to become the hospitals 12th polio fatality Major Gen Lee Sang Cho senioi Communist delegatecharged that Rhee and his spokesmen hava clamored that South Korea will attack Indian troops in an attempt to engineer a mass breakout I now serve warning to your told United Nations Command delegates that this kind of destructive activity will lead to serious consequences Maj Gen Blackshear N Bryan senior UN delegate on the armi s t i c e commission assured the Communists tliat Our side will discharge its security require ments 10 per cent UNC Responsible Bryans statement was in reply to a reminder from the Neutral Na tions Repatriation Commission in charge of prisoners of both sides that the UNC is responsible for preventing and restraining any armed forces from any act of dis turbance against the location where the prisoners are in custo dy Rhees plans for staging a mass escape of antiCommunist prison ers were reported to have grown from Indian Lt Gen K S Thimay yas promise that his guards would not fire on men making a wholesale break for freedom I cannot say what they Rhees plans are Won said But they are in the machinery of the gov ernment now Everything Is in the mind of President Syngman Rhee and Tom had confined Bobby to the basementgarage of the St Jo seph house Asked by the police chief wheth er he shot the boy to death Hall replied No He said he found be side the boys body a pistol he had given Tom two or three days earlier I dont know what I did after finding the body Hall said Further questioning brought from Hall the admission that he wrapped the body in a canvas cov er and buried it in the back yard I had to get rid of it Hall said Half Drunk Mrs Heady said Ive been half drunksince the kidnaping She was almost incoherent as the questioning began but later re gained her composure Her face bore scratches She said Hall had struck her and that she fell while drunk Bobby wasnt frightened when she took him from the school Mrs Heady said She said was AP Wirephoto CONFIRM TRAGIC Ledtezman for the Greenlease familyrtalksvwith newsmen outside the Greenlease home in Kansas City as he Confirms the news that Bpbby Greenlease i was fpyndv dead Stand ing business associate n KrtVro f o f li of the s father Army Announces Suspension of Workers in Signal Corps nervous at the time but he was luch a sweet child He came so nice she said He talked about getting a dog and ice cream She told police she turned the boy over to Halla few blocks from the school Mrs Headysaid she never saw mentioned by Hall and that she didnt know him Hall insisted he had neve counted the ransom m o n e y dropped near a bridge by Rober Ledterman a friend of the Green lease family Hall said he write two letters to the family and made four or five telephone contacts with members of the family Enclosed Medal WASHINGTON UP The announced Tuesday night the sus pension for security reasons ofan undisclosed number of persons at its Signal Corps laboratory at Ft Monmouth NJ It declined to give details The Chicago Tribunepress service said that among five persons suspended were two top scientists engaged in the development of Americas radar defenses against enemy at tack The Tribune did not disclose the source of information for its copy righted story but said the Armys investigation stemmed from an in quiry by the Senate investigations MASON CITYANS ARE QUEEN Mason City girls are amongthe candidates shown here for Dolphin Queen at the University of Iowa The Mason Cityans are Joan Getz second from left in the frontrow and Jean Wolf second from right in thesecpnd row The Dolphin Club is a swimming organization which presents two water in connection with the Homecoming celebration Oct 24 subcommittee headed by Sen Mc Carthy The Chicago Tribune account said those suspended included two other scientific workers and a clerical employe similarly em ployed in top secret military work All five men have had access for years to this countrys defense secrets in the electronics field the Tribune said in a dis patch from Washington written by Willard Edwards The Army in a brief statement disclosed no names and did not specify the security charges The Chicago Tribune said the suspensions were personally or dered by Secretary of the Army Robert T Stevens The Tribune account continued Thirty employes at Ft Mon mouth in addition to those sus pended are under investigation on security grounds A number of these will be questioned by the McCarthy committee Several figures in the Rosen berg case will be involved in the inquiry There are definite links between the former atomic spy ring and those under investigation in the present investigation Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were electrocuted earlier this year after being convicted of having delivered atomic secrets to Soviet espionage agents rAII The Weather Mason City Fair ami warmer through Thursday Iowa Thursday fair and warmer Minnesota Mostly fair and warm er through Thursday GlobeCjazeUe Weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 49 31 40 42 35 1stin 15 Years By UNITED PRESS Sixyearold Bobby Greenlease the first child slain in a major kidnap case in 15 years the fifth in the 21 years since 20 monthold Charles A Lindbergh Jr was murdered under remark ably similar circumstances The ransom paid for Bobbys return was the largest on record for a child or adult In one of the letters Hall said he enclosed a medal Bobby was wearing on his clothingwhen he was taken from the school Hall said he asked for ansom and the FBI said that was he amount Lcdterman dropped off at the bridge St Louis police arrested Hall on lip that he was spending a lot of money He was questioned by po ice from midnight until am Wednesday Then he broke down and admil ed the kidnaping implicating Mrs leacly Police picked up the wom an at a St Louis apartment which he couple had shared after arriv ng in St Louis last Monday Hall said he and Mrs Heady lad an argument and hehad left he apartment after giving her 12000 In describing the argument and he breakup Hall said I went a ittle out of my head Watched Boy Hall told police he knew the Greenlease car and had watched he boy go to school in the family auto several times He added that he watched the child closely for a week or so before the kidnaping Three days of silence at the Jreenlease home was broken early Wednesday by the reappearance of Robert Ledterman of Tulsa Dkla a family spokesman who had been missing there for three days His return prompted hope that ransom negotiations had been suc cessful and the boys return was mminent Then came a quick tragic turn n developments After a flurry of rumors the FBI announced that the boys body had been found in a shallow grave in thebackyard of Mrs Heady in St Joseph Thegrave was behind a modest rame bungalow surrounded by a ledge of honeysuckles Handled Letters The FBI said it had definitely established Hall handled the Ict ers demanding the ransom Hall told St Louis police he first ecame acquainted the Green ease family years ago when he attended the same school with Paul Grecnlease an adopted son who ipw is associated in the automo bile business with the father Greenlease said he did not recall attending school with Hall Hall admitted he had been plan ning the kidnaping or Bobby for ibout two years AP WIrepliolo GUN SHOWN TO Austin Hall 37 seated at right looks over the gun police say was used to kill kidnaped Bobby Greenlease after Hall was arrested in connection with the case Wednesday Seated at left is Mrs Bonnje Brown Heady also held Police in the rear are not identified Hall admitted kidnaping the youth butclenied killing him He implicated a second he identified as Tom Killed Police Nab Escapee Who Killed Boy CHICAGO youth who po lice said killed a boy and wounded i patrolman was captured without a struggle Tuesday night nearly 24 hours after he escaped from a po lice station Carey Robinson 19 object of of Chicagos most intensive man hunts since Monday night was seized by detectives as he sat in a flat on West Adams Street near his own West Side home Robinson was unarmed but ha directed police to his home where he had hidden a 38 caliber revol ver he used his way out of the East Side police station Police said they had been called to the home of Mrs Luevater Hardnick 32 after she said she came home and found Robinsoa there with her four young children Robinson who had been seized by police Monday night as a sus pected auto thief bolted to free dom while being questioned by de tectives He shot patrolman James Quinlan 40 startling the detectives when he pulled a gun from Ms belt As he fled into the street police said Robinson fired two or three more shots One bullet struck and killed Daniel Decerb li Who was walking near the station with his brother Anthony 13 7 British Troops Go to Break Plot by CofTimies in Gurancr Colony Is Threatened by Intrigue LONDON Tough and sea oned Scottish troops were ordered o smoldering British G u i a n a Vednesday to help smash au al eged Communist plot to seize pow r in the South American colony The War Office announcedi that he first 600 men the famed Argyll and Sulher andr Highlanders who served near y eight months in Korea will sail or British Guiana on Oct 10 board the carrier Implacable The Colonial Office Tuesday light declared the colony was hreatencd by Ihe1 intrigues of lommunisls and their associates n ministerial posts RedDominated State If these processes were to con inue unchecked a spokesman aid an attempt might be made y methods which are familiar in ome other parts of the world lo ct up a Communistdominated late This would lead to blood lied The spokesman said the leaders f the Reddominated movement tave links in Moscosv In the C o 1 on ys capital of icorgetown the leftwing Peoples regressive Party whose leaders re accused of directing tho al cged Red plot issued a statement harging the Colonial Office with trying to create hysteria and rob is of our rights The PPP statement said reports he British had dispatched troops o British Guiana has caused us much surprise It added We cannot see any reason for uch intimidation when all Guia cse know conditions in ourJ coun ry are normal and peaceful There s no disturbance unrest or vio ence In this hour when tho Colo lial Office is trying to create hys eria androb us of our rights we sk the people of Guiana lo remain aim quiet and firm We will in orm you of further development 3 Other Ships The Office however re ealcd three other warships beside he Implacable already were teaming toward the troubled col ny with troops aboard They were he cruiser Superb and two frig tes The cruiser Sheffield sailed rom Scotland Tuesday for the Vest Indies within easy reach of he colony on the shoulder of South America Dorothy Lamour Buys Sqlye Morifof Wounds Iowa Mother Puts Child to Bed Then Kills Her BUELINGTON Iowa young mother who officers said put her 3yearold daughter to bed for a nap then killed her with a 12gauge shotgun was held under guard at a hospital here Wednesday The woman Mrs Lovita Stone 25 told Sheriff R J SKopk Tuesday only that she was mad at the little girl Judith Ann Breeden DENVER Star Dorothy lamour W she it buying advertisement in Parti III to the marital left there by publicity stunt to Into account human nature The stunt designed to plug Miss Lamours appearance with a variety revue in Paris Oct 28 consisted of intimate little post cards addressed to every third man in the area around the Illinois town They read Darling Dont forget our date at 8 p m Ocf 28 signed Dorothy Miss Lamour who was not responsible for the notes said she was genuinely sorry about the bomb shell effect of the plan One woman headed straight for a divorce lawyer and another kicked the picture window in her house to smithereens in an argument with her husband SHU another jealous wife flagged down a train to give her locomotive engineer husband who was once married to a woman named Dorothy a tongue lashing The actresssinger said here that she had never been so upset over anything during her entire career and denied knowing anything about the stunt DOROTHY variety revue iV scheduled to in Mason City Oct 19 daughter by a previous mar riage Mrs Stone then became hys terical and was taken to the hos pital A first degree murder charge was filed against Mrs Slone Wed nesday after officers had ques tioned her further about her motive for the slaying The sheriff said Mrs Slone called his office about midafter noon Tuesday and said Send someone out in the next 15 minutes or it wont be any use Deputy Sheriff Oscar Olson who was sent to the modest Stone home north of Burlington said Mrs Stone was at the telephone Ive just killed my baby she told him Then he said she took him lo a bedroom and threw back the covers to show him the body of Ihe child Judith had been shot in the head The deputy quoted Mrs Slone as saying she had given her daughter two aspirins waited about 30 minutes until sho was sure the child was asleep then loaded the shotgun and shot her Son of Marshal Dies of Wounds ANAMOSA A Iowa night marshal Wyoming whose son died at an Iowa City hospital of a bullet wound officers said was in flicted by the marshal was to be charged with murder Wednesday The boy Gregory Lee Burkey 23 months old died Tuesday at University Hospitals in Iowa City His father Archie Burkey 33 yearold partially disabled World War II veteran is at Veterans Hospital in Iowa City for treat ment of a face wound he suffered in what officers said was a suicide attempt just after the boy was shot Sunday SAMf 0