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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1951, Mason City, Iowa lowo Doily Newspaper Edited for N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPIK THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTh IOWANS N 11 G N 0 ft HOME EDITION Anocfrttd and Full Leuc Wiret Cento Kidnaped Girl Freed in Oklahoma Convict Admits Taking Student McAlester Okla year old Jackie Parris was liber ated early Wednesday from a 23 year old exconvict who admitted to officers he abducted the gir and her high school skating date Sunday night The girl was found about 1 a m huddled beside a fire under rock ledge atop Blue mountain in the San Bois range 9 miles south of Kinta Kinta is 35 miles northeast of McAlester in eastern Oklahoma On the other side of the fire his head buried in his hands sat Robert M Phillips Pittsburg County Sheriff Bill Alexander had issued a warrant for his ar rest on suspicion of kidnaping Tuesday night Phillips made no attempt to es cape when a posse of 13 men led by Chester Palmer Kinta sawmill operator surrounded him Phil lips was unarmed except for a penknife i Itold him to stay where he and not to make any trougle or wed save the state some money Palmer said The girl started crying and said she sure was glad to see us I guess we got there about two hours too late She said lie took her into a tin pipeline shack about 200 yards away and raped her about two hours before we got there Up until then he hadnt bothered her Phillips admitted to Police Chief Hoy Anders that he took the girl to the shack and molested her But he said he never actually harmed her Sweetheart Swings Seventeen year old Bill Coghill the girls high school sweetheart swung at Phillips but was re strained by officers when the two came face to face at the Pittsburg county jail here Coghill was parked with the girl outside of McAlesters skat ing rink Sunday night when a man forced himself into their car and made them drive to Kinta The car was stuck in a creek of Kintaseveral hours later arid the jabductor walked the girl threatening Coghill who did not follow Phillips was on parole from a 3year sentenceinfthe El Reno Okla federal reformatory for car He had been arrested several times by McAlester police The last twoyears he paid fine for molesting women MASON Cirr iOWA WEDNESDAY AMUL 4 Wl GlobeGazelle photos by Sjorlien HIT TV oiooeuaietle photos by Sorlien FOR DonnaHall 18 wpn the coveted title Miss Mason City Wed nesday night atthe Surf ballroom Looking over her shoulder just after crowning her is Oedric Adams radio and newspaper personality Dan Palen masterof ceremonies stands by and Miss Marie Pergakis last years queen reaches to adjust the crown on Miss Halls head The queen was a representative of Montgomery Ward She was one of m the 3rd annual Mason City Night at the Surf contest sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce See story on page 16 Take Ydncy Hardy to Leavenworth Pen Cedar Rapids Yancy D Hardy 32 of Tyler Texas con victed last month of bank rob bery has been taken to the fed eral penitentiary atLeavenworth Kans Hardy and Kenneth Kitts of Omaha were convicted in feder al court in Mason City in connec tion with the 538000 robbery of the Laurens bank last November Hardy who was sentenced to serve 20 years was taken from the Linn county jail here Tuesday TOWER EDITOR DIES Chicago Savage 40 conductor of the Tower Ticker1 column in the Chicago Tribune died Wednesday in Cedars of Lebanon hospital Los Angeles About The WEATHER Mason City Clear Wednesday night low 30 Thursday partlj cloudy and warmer with higi of 55 Iowa Fair and night lows mostly fau highs 5055 cold Wednesdaj 2530 Thursdat and mild witl northeast 606o southwest Further outlook Considerable cloudiness with continued mild Friday Lows Friday morning 3035 highs 58 60 Minnesota Mostly fair Wednes day night and Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 2025 High Thursday near 50 except 55 southwest west and extreme GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 26 32 37 31 no 34 MISS DONNA HALL McCormicks Niece Quits Editorship WashiiiKloii Mrs Ruth McCormick Bazy Miller has re signed as editor in charge of the Washington TimesHerald because she says of a wrangle with Col Robert R McCormick the news papers president Mrs Miller said the association with Colonel McCormick her uncle has not been a wrangle until recently and she added I respect his views but I do not feel he has given sufficient respect tn rvi Cleveland Witness Surrenders Washington Mushy Wexler gambling figure wit nessin the senatesCcrime inves tigation surrerfdered Wednesday to Joseph Duke senate sergeant atarms Wexler walked into Dukesof fice to accept service on a sub poena from the special crime com mittee headed by Senator Ke fauver He was releasedunder S3000 cash bond Duke said Wexler re ported he had been in Florida while he was being sought as a witnessby the committee Wexler was one of the two wit nesses previously unfound by the committee o u t of a list of 17 Another Samuel T Haas iden tified by Kefauver as a lawyer for the Cleveland syndicate is still missing Senator Tobey RN H urged meanwhile that the Kefauver committee promptly reopen its p u b 1 i c hearings to question Charjes and Rocco Fischetti The two brothers named by the committee as top leaders of the Capone syndicate in Chicago sur rendered to Duke Monday night They are kingpins in the gambling world and could con Tibute a lotc to fho committees nformalion Tobey told reporters Another top figure in the Caj jone mob Murray L The Camel also surrendered to Duke The committee has been given jntil the end of this month to ubmil its report and wind up its days longer than the deadline originally set Will Deie Tog Students Without Test Washington Draft head quarters announced Wednesday thatfreshmen in the upper half sophomores in the upper twor thirds and juniors in the upper threefourths of their classes will be deferred during their next un dergraduate years These collegians may also rate a deferment by scoring 70 on the forthcoming aptitude tests selec tive service said Seniors planning graduate work will be deferred fon a year if they either rank in the top Half of their class or score75 on the test Selective service emphasized that students are not requiredto meet both qualifications sThey get a deferment either by ranking in the top percentage of the classor by getting high enough a test score The test designed to measure ability to learn and not knowledge will be given only to those al ready in college on May 26 June 16 and June 30 Selective service said a score of 70 on the aptitude test is equiva lent to 120 on the army general classification test A score of 75 is equivalent to 130 on the AGCT College class ranking will be made only on the basis of the male students mine Colonel McCormick president and publisher of the Chicago Tribune which owns the Times Herald said through the Tribune he would no comment He said he planned to come to Wash ington Wednesday night to take charge jot the TimesHerald r Editor at 28 editor of the paper irf August 1949 at the age of 28 The Tribune had just bought it foi from 7 Times Herald executives to whom it had been by Mrs Eleanor Cis Patterson upon her death a year earlier Mrs Patterson was a cousin of Colonel McCormick Mrs Miller announced her resig nation in a notice listed Tuesday in the TimesHerald office She said she hadrtried unsuccessfully to buy thetaper Later she said in an interview in Chicago Itn a the collar affer verbally resigning to Colonel McCormick Im going towrite out my lesignation to F M Fiynn the chairman Of the board of directors I wanted triekind of indepen dent controlovergeneral policy I thought I was guaranteed when T took the job but I didnt get it a Newspaper She said she plans to continue Senate Seeks Compromise on Troops Administration Wins Late Test By JACK BELL Washington ff Only some minor amendments and more or atory remained Wednesday as ob stacles to senate approval of a finelydrawn compromise on the great debate issue of sending more American ground troops to Europe Approval seemed assured as the senate gathered to put a final okay on a resolutionendorsing the as signment of 4 U S divisions to Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers north Atlantic treaty army Two in Europe on occupation duty have already been assigned to that force Not A Law The Truman administration which had lost one major test earlier won a second late Tuesday when the senate refused 56 to 31 toconvert its resolution into a bill which would have the force of law Firmly intrenched in the resolu tion however was a provision putting the senate on record as saying that no more than 4 di visions should be sent in peace time without further congies sional f appioval This advisory that is all it President Tiumans contention that he has full authority to deploy troops He said congress would be consulted out of politeness Not for Export This section written in overad mihisUation protests brought com ment from Chairman Russell Ga of the senate armed service committee that the measure i all right for homeconsumption bu not for expoit The people at home are goin to say that the senate and th president agree on sending 4 di visions to Europe but those abroai are going to believe that wean only taking halt measuies Rus sell told reporters Chairman Connally DTex o the senate foreign relations com ThJi Paper CwuiiU vt Two OH fta Ui High Court Upholds Rut ledge Conviction Must Serve 70 Years the restriction Sena tor McClellan mittee said authored by D help the reso lution but it isnt going to kill it1 Senator Taft of Ohio chairman of the senate republican policy committee a different view o the nearly completed resolution The senates action is a strong declaration by congress of its con stitutional authority Taft said The McClellan amendment make it clear that congress is asserting that it can limit the number o troops sent abroad in the newspaper business and is in the market for a newspaper preferably a metropolitan one I wont be anything but an indepen dent publisher she said I dont know where or when She said specifically she did not get the kind of backing she felt she should have in 1 combatting a suit filed by Columnist Drew Pearson charging the TimesHer ald and others with restraint of trade1 and 2 in a senate sub committees investigation of last fairs Maryland senatorial race for which the TimesHerald printed some material used in thesuccess ful campaign of Senator John M Butler Differences may have resulted from the 40 years difference in our ages Mrs Miller continued I like all the people he likes but President Infuriated by Daniels Story The white house Wednesday described as an entirely misleading distortion an article by Jonathan Daniels re porting that President Truman favors changing the system of con gressional tenuie Daniels editoi of the Raleig DORIS DAY Actress Doris Day and her business agent Marty Melcnef take their wedding vows before a justice of the peace in Burbank Cal Tues day Itwasthe second marriage for both The bride was 27 years old Tuesday Melcher is 35 She divorced George W Weidler saxophonist in 1949 Melcher was divorced last year from Patti Andrews of the singing Andrews sisters UN Task Force Drives Into Heavy Red Fire I V By OLEN CLEMENTS l I f i t Tokyo alliedtasks force drove 4 miles north of the red KoreanToorder Wednesday against heavy commu nist resistance A field dispatch said the task force met heavy red mor tar fire and some artillery fire near Topyong 4 north of the border on the western front but it drove ahead Another allied force near y punched two miles into rec Korea m the Yongpyong area Earlier reports said an Ameri patiol had crossed parallel 3 Cant Find Reversible t i Trial Error Des Moines ap peal based in parton the un written Wednesday by theIowa su preme ourtDr Robert C Rutledge 29 of StVLouis was directed to serve his term for slaying his alleged seducer Dr Rutledge was sentenced in 1949 after ajury convicted 3um of fatally Ifnlf 27 St Louis aircraft a Cedar Rapids hotel Dec 14 1948 J v Commenting on the argument that Dr Rutledge was defending the sanctity of his after a venomoui viper foreedjt he pretty Horid1 wife timacy the coitrt noted that the slaying than 4 months after the allefed seduction The court also cited Mrs Rut ledges testimony that I guess I was much to blame is he Hattman was Ajrro With Sentmct On the defense contention that the was excessive Jthi high tribunal commented the sen is lest than themaximum fixed by accused and for some tim I like some more Colonel McCor tnick has been stulti fying my efforts N Car News and Observer former Truman aide and demo cratic national committeeman fo his state is also the author of Truman biography A Daniels article in the curren Colliers magazine drew from Presidential Secretary J o s e p Shoit the heated statement tha the president wishes it under stood that Mr Darnels has n authority to speak for him said he had nocom ment on Shorts statement The article sajs Mr Truman favqrs 1 The election of the members ot the house of for 4year terms instead of the present two years in the same elections in which presidents are chosen 2 A limit on the service of al members of congress to a total of 12 years in each land senate John Casper Funeral at Thornton Thursday services for John F Casper 61 will be held Thursday at 2 p m at St Pauls Lutheran church at Thornton with burial in the Thornton ceme tery He died at a hospital in Ma son City Tuesday morning follow ing a heart attack While1 advance copies of the article stipulated that stories about it would be for release in Friday morning papers Short put no such stipulation on his com ment Daniels has been known as a close friend and confidant of the president SIRENS FOR SHERIFFS Des Moines Iowa house passed a bill late Tuesday to per mit sheriffs and their regular dep uties to use sirens on their private lly owned cars the central front and Chinese reds from two hills The latrol was probing the outer area f a huge buildup where almos nehalf million communist troops vere massed for an expected ice ffensive First Force Withdraws The strong force which crossec aiallel 38 Tuesday along a 10 mile stretch of the western front withdrew heavy fire by nightfall under In the air American Sabre ets destroyed one Russiantype M1G 15 jet fighter and damaged two others Wednesday in a swirling dogfight near the Manchurian border Other allied planes ripped into communist ground forces and supply lines They deshoyed 4 tanks 6 trucks and 5 railroad cars in 270 sorties flown b noon From the cential front came an ominous report that a large group of reds was movirig into the com munist buildup area north of 38 Good Mudders Intelligence reports say there are now nearly 500000 combat iroops in this areaprimed for the ongexpected red offensive Ko reas rainy spring weather and luelike mud will favor the reds They may launch their greatest attack of the war any day now For the second straight day the ig air battle was fought near Simsiju south of the Yalu river Twelve F86 Sabre jets tangled vith 8 red nosed MIGs The com munists broke off andraced to efuge in their Manchurian sanc uary In two days the Sabre jets have mocked down 4 MIGs and dam ged 7 others No allied losses ave been reported Official pic ures raised Tuesdays toll to 3 de troyed and 5 damaged brief skirmish was reported miles southwest of Yonchon and another 8 miles southeast of Yonchon Yonchon is 6 miles north of the border and 35 miles north of Seoul ON ground and air forces claimed 1795 enemy casualties m Tuesdays fighting Tanks Withdraw Two American tank foices that crossed the border Tuesday m the vest pushed 21 miles into red Korea before they were forced to withdraw The crossings were made m the Yonchon sector north of Seoul termine Whit imposed appear excessive feel this eouA shtnntf interfere with it 1 In discounting the defense claim of a terrifiCflight preceding the slaying the supreme court said that rethe body or the were disturbed do of Dr Hutledge X a terrific all over the room They show marks at and and a few wrinkles in the bed spread but the jand drapes m the main part of the room appear be m order Burned Upon his return to St Louis Dr Rutledge had hisi shirt burned because of the bloodupon if The evidencenvarranted a find ing that Dr entered Hattmans roomin Farther west South Korean and UPOD Hattmans arrival brces crossed the cold Imim river at two points and met heavy Chi nese resistance A Chinese coun erattack pushedone groupback despite heavy allied artillery and air barrages One force was 4 miles noithwest of Munsan and another was 5 miles northwest of he battered city Both forces withdrew Brief fights were repotted Tuesday from the central front svhere U S British Greek Thai Siamese and Soutn Korean orged moderate gains omously assaulted staboed him fatally with a knife with blade at leastA5 inches in length Discussing further a defense contention that the killing oc curred in the heat of passion the decision said eviHence showed that the defendant knew about the al leged intimacies between his wife and Hattman lor more than 4 months prior to the slaying It added tha whjle the trial court could have instructed the jury that a killing committed in the Ozark Airlines Asks for Route Washington z a r k Air nes president said Wednesday could operate a Sioux City Chicago and a Rockford IllMil waukee service with the addition of only one more airplane to its heat of passion would have justi fied a verdict of the failure of the trial judge such instruction did not coristitute reversible error Not Trejudicial Tlie high court dismissed the defense argument that demon stration iii frialcouftroom of how the defense stabbed Hattman was prejudicial tVirt T t equipment The decision said that no com plaint of this demonstration which staged by the county attorney T jj TI ii j and his assistant had been voiced Laddie Hamilton the president at the time itwas made tola a civil aeronautics board ex aminers hearing that these flights would blend most naturally into Ozarks present route structure and represent a minimum of op erational problems Ozark of Springfield Mo is a feeder line which now operates flights out of St Louis to Chi cago Indianapolis Rockford Mo Isa and Kefauver has opposed any fur her extension of the committees ife but Tobey and Senator Wiley another committee nember have said they will offer resolution to continue the na ionwide probe until next Jan ary Newspaperboy Rescues Girls Delivers Papers t m it i TTI Minneapolis cool headed newspaperboy rescued two little girls from the icy waters of an abandoned cistern and then went on delivering papers as if nothing had happened One of the little girls mother said it was a miracle But 13 yearold Billy Donahue didnt think it was much Billy was delivering his papers Tuesday when he heard screams coming from a field They came from a muddy 8foot cistern that had been in disuse for years He ran to its edge and saw two heads protruding from the 3fpot deep water Karen Lotlerer and Jane An derson both 5 years old had been playing near the cistern when they slipped and fell into it They were sobbing and crying for help Mrs T Richard Anderson Janes mother ran up just as Billy arrived I was nearly petrified with fear she said I was afraid the walls might cave in and bury them if we tried to rescue the children him to get a firm grip on his legs while he leaned into the cistern I leaned way over and got hold 11 11 wvyi Oilll KUl So she ran back to her home to of Karen he said she was call the fire department Titi wv tiiNv oiiyuwu ine Billy quietly went about the job first time but the second try I of getting the children out I figured that if they would hold up their arms I might be able to grab their fingers he said later A neighbor boy 12yearold John LaGorio had run up to see what the trouble was Billv told cry ing so hard that she slipped the pulled her over the edge Jane wasnt crying so hard and shes lighter thanKaren so it wasnt so hard to get her up Mrs Anderson came running back just as Billy pulled her daughter out A few moments later the fire department rescue squad pulled up Mrs Anderson started to cry the two girls were crying and a whole bunch of other kids there started to cry Billy said Seem ed like everybody but John and I were crying A fireman said a fullgrown man couldnt have done what Billy did His weight might have crushed the holes muddy walls He went about the thing just like a professional who is used to doing it everyday he said Apparently the objection was first made in the motion for anew trial the decision said It was made too late to be considered Under Iowa procedure Dr Rut ledge has 30 days in which to ask a rehearing or appeal to the U S supreme court If no new legal step is taken in that time by the defense the high court will send an order to Cedar Rapids to return Rutledge to prison Dr Rutledge then would present himself for re turn to custody His present bond would remain in effect for the 30 day period Frederic M Miller of Des Moines who argued the Rutledge appeal said he would not comment on future plans in the case until he has read the opinion Dr Rut ledge could notbe reached by telephone at Houston Tex or at Hannibal Mo NEWS MANAGER DIES Kansas City Kans C Haynes 63 manager of Kansas City Kans office of Kansas City Star died Wednes day ;