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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1952, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lcaso Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 23 Tills Consists of Two One No M AP Wlrcpliolo PRISON ESCAPEE Courser 43 one of 7 convicts who tunnelled their way out of the Washington state prison was shot in the neck by police during his capT ture in Portland Ore At left is Mrs Bea Chusid a nurse and at right Patrolman Mark Elf ing who aided in the capture One Recaptured Six Prisoners Free After Tunnel Escape WALLA WALLA Wash tough patient convicts who scooped out 12 tons of dirt in boring a 200foot tunnel under the Washington State Prison walls were hunted throughout the Pacific Northwest Tuesday Seven made the spectacular escape Monday One Ralph Courser 45 sentenced in attle on a robbery charge last July was wounded and captured iii Portland Ore six hours later Thehunt centered in the Port land area where police believed atleast three other escapees head Police Kill Marine Who Hurled Bomb Into Crowded Bar NEW YORK Marine ser geant hurled a phosphorous gre an uncomplimentary re mark Tuesday into a bar crowded with Puerto Ricans Four teen persons were hurt and po lice shot the Marine dead in a wild sequence of events Police said the sergeant James Eugene McDermott 19 accompa nied by a sailor and an airman rolled the grenade like a bowling ball into the Royal Flush Tavern and shouted Ill show these Spies some thing Spic is a derogatory term sometimes vised to describe Span ishAmericans The explosion blew out windows of the tavern in Manhattans Har lem largely by Negroes and Peurto threw the neighborhood into an uproar Police chased McDermott nine blocks Patrolman Vincent Deckels shot him through the head after McDermott turned and knifed him police said ed with Courser in a ear stolen from Walla Walla Courser was alone when he was spotted by Portland police who shot him in the neck as he tried to flee on foot The six convicts still at large were described by prison officials as dangerous and maximum se curity prisoners Authorities at the penitentiary said the escapees must have worked for months digging out the dirt a cupful or handful at a time The tunnel about 15 inches in diameter began in an ash pit near the prison powerhouse and came out near a guards tower on the north wall The dirt was scattered each day with the ashes and carted away The entrance was beneath steel plates used in the ash pit FATALITY ESTIMATE CHICAGO estimated 590 persons may die in traffic ac cidents during the fourday Christ mas holiday the National Safety Council said Tuesday AP Wirephoto NABBED AFTER offduty patrolman John Hurston extreme left holds a gun oh Mark Sutter 19 believed to be a soldier in civilian clothes as Butters critically wounded companion James McDermott 19 lies in tHe gutter They were arrested in New York after police said they tossed a phosphorus bomb into a tavern Mc Dermott shot in the head during the chase was taken to hospital He later died of injuries Condition of Twins Unchanged CHICAGO condition the Brodic twins appeared changed Tuesday from the pas still very pre carious and Rodney critical The 15monthokl boys the firs survivors of a head to head surgi cal separation remained in oxy gen tents in the University of Illi nois Neuropsychiatric Institute Roger has been in a coma he operation last Wednesday Rodney regained consciousness on Thursday Parents of the twins Mr anc Mrs Royt Brodie of Moline 111 plan to be with them at the hos pital on Christmas They and th youngest of their six children Barbara 2 months have been a the hospital since the operation The parents left Monday fo Prophelstown 111 to lake Christ mas gifts to their three older chil dren who are staying with Mrs Brodies parents But they planne o return late Tuesday and remain with the twins over Christmas The twins have received n hristmas gifts but hundreds o cards have arrived at the hospita for them and their parents BULLETIN W A S H I N G T ON Louie former Communist Party leader swore Tuesday that 30 scholars or officials connected with educational foundations been members of the Communisf Party About The Weather Mason City Continued cloud through Wednesday with littl change in temperature Iowa Cloudy Tuesday night wit occasional light snow Wednes day partly cloudy Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday wit light snow or snow flurrie central and east GlobeGazette weather data up tc 8 a Maximum 33 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 30 Precipitation Hi in snow YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 15 Rescue Last Ship Survivors At Least 16 Possibly 30 Die Confident of Probe About Red Murders Cite Russians in Korea Poland WASHINGTON Flood DPa declared Tuesday there was no doubt whatsoever that the ncoming 83rd Congress will ap rove an investigation of alleged Communist atrocities in Korea Flood a member of a special louse committee which has been nvestigating the KnlyrForest massacre of World War II said a bil authorizing such an inquiry probably would be introduced im mediately in the new Congress con ening Jan 3 Similarity Floods statement followed the inal report of the Katyn commit ee which found a striking sim larity between the massacre of 5000 Polish officers early in World Var 11 and reported Communist atrocities against UN troops in Korea Flood called the mass murders n the Katyn Forest near Smo ensk Russia sortie time after 1940 a blueprint for Communist plans o liquidate their enemies on a vholesale scale The House committee recom mended that the next Congress un dertake such an investigation stat ng in its report Communist tactics being used n Korea are identical to those fol owed at Katyn There was no indication how ever that the committee had evi dence of new or recent mistreat ment of UN troops or of incidents not reported a year or more ago in the Korea conflict TheUN Command then put the number of atrocities in Korea a about 8000 Years Inquiry The committees report coming after more than a years inquiry into the Katyn Forest murders laid the guilt on Soviet Russia am recommended that the USSR be arraigned before the World Cour by the UN General Assembly Russia has never accepted th jurisdiction of the World Court in a case concerning her Withou such acceptance she could not be brought in as a defendant Both Russia and Nazi Germanj accused the other of responsibility for the mass killings of the 1500C Polish officers and intellectuals in the forest near Smolensk Has Lunch With Ike Then Killed in Korea Action WITH 3rd DIVISION Korea of the proudest mo ments in the 20yearold life o James E Murray was when he had lunch with Presidentelect Dwight Eisenhower at the Korean front Dec 4 Five nights later he died a heros death in nomansland be tween Allied and Communist front lines Murray already a Bronze Star winner who had served more than his allotted time in Korea was the volunteer leader of a combat pa trol which ran into a Communist ambush IVi miles in front of UN lines Dec 9 After being hit once Murray kept trying to extricate his bud dies from the trap Finally he went down in a burst of burp gun fire Premier of France Quits Government PARIS Vincent Auriol Tuesday accepted he resignation of Premier Antoine Pinay and France plunged into a grave Christmas time crisis Auriol acted after he failed in a lastditch plea to the popular businessman premier to stay on the job and see hrough his program to save France from economics clisas REVIDUSLY REPORTED I 10113 GlobeGazette Pressroom and Mailing room nM lubeGazette Office 21Ort Barbara Tom 100 Mason City Hlfh School GAA iton Itall Employes 17SK Mason City Federation of Mu alclans 500 ora Bouldln Kensetl lMO etenon Electric Muter Service CMI he Herman Knudsons IQtHI Vom A polio 200 Memory of Lin Willie Judj Conrad 100 John and Jane1 1IUK1 Local No V The Telephone Operator 31Ofl Dllabled Veterans Chap 27 udjr tt Sunlken Gondrll a00 Andrew Faaborr Family Mes ervej rom a Brltt Friend 100 Inda Ricky Jeanne The A E Walk Family Urafloii Bobby Ciary Randleman Clear Lake HFB From Boejl at Clear take ersonnrl of Curlnr Cellars at Deckers Careii Mary Lou Moore rltehard Motor Co History Club Doctors Just A Friend Esther Mlldreth Kentett Mark Hamilton Jolce Group I Concrcfillonal Church Guild Monroe Junior Hlfh PTA 600 Tommy Gruff Duane Link JK uerella A Mike CUnptr Iakota SIK Chma Center Janet Kay Tlaam Boy ScouU of Troop 21 JgOd From Ihe Bojee Family 800 100 im lOQ iOfl SiOO noo 301X1 100 100 100 THE DAYS TOTAL S7J78 TOTAL TO DATE GOAL OF CAMPAIGN 1850000 WHATS WRONG Every holiday weekand frightful number of people arc killed or injured in Its enough to make you think wed better eliminate holidays Heres a much better idea Keep our holidays Eliminate the rpeertint drinking and neat many M CAREFUlftw life you may IN yewr ownl Published as a public service in to operation Kith The Advertising Council CASH STILL NEEDED I 15307 Dont Ask Tapering Off in Gifts N OTHER years when the Christ mas Cheer Fund goal seemed to be within easy reach we have suggested that contributions be tapered off But were not doing that this and for the good and sufficient reason that there urgent need for as much as in cash Last year Family Service Inc found the receipts from the cam paign almost an even less than its needs for bringing Christ mas to needy homes That causec us to boost the goal We should have moved it up Why didnt we That forces us to an embarrassing confession We underestimated the gener ous impulses of our community Ours was too little a faith you havent yet contrib uted do so belore 2 oclock Wed nesday afternoon when the solici A Testimonial About half the time since the Cheer Fund solicitation opened on Dec8 the daily list has been headed by a gift from some de partment of It today This it offered as proof that we believe in our own product arent asking others to do we SAY were asking them to do as we DO In ether years well ever tenth of the total cash has come from those identified with the GfebeGazette It exceeded that this year tation comes formally to an end And on your way to the GlobeGa zette office we suggest you tarry long enough at a Salvation Army kettle on a downtown street to give aid to another worthy Christ mas cause If you mail your gift the ad dress is Christmas Cheer Fund Care ClebeGarette Masen City Pinay disillusioned by ro Duffs in the National Assem ly refused to reconsider his res gnatioii Crowing Opposition Pinay confronted with growing opposition lo his budgetary policy and the near collapse of his save he franc program threw in the owel for his ninemonthold coli ion government in a dramatic early morning announcement He told the startled Assembly le was resigning because of the mpossible attitude of the Popular Republican parly MRP whose 88 nembers of his shaky coalition lad voted to abstain from ballot hg three crucial confidence votes Confronted with certain defeat jy that defection the 60yearold annery owner who headed the 17th and third longestlived French government since the liberation refused to await the outcome of he voting He made his curt announcement rom the rostrum then left with his cabinet Auriol who received Pinay in postmidnight conference re fused to accept his resignation p end ing hi talks with party leaders He promised fin al answer later Tuesday Among his first callers was an MRP dele gation compris i n g former PINAY Premier Georges first man to be asked to attempt toform a new government if Pinays rcsigna tion party spokesmen Pierre Henri Teitgen and Robert Lecourt Auriol was expected to attempt to persuade them to restore their support to Pinay Resignation Must Stand Pinay leaving the presidential palace said he had insisted tothe president that the resignation must stand The country cannot afford the luxury of a parliament that doesnt have a stable majority he said I cannot govern withoul an efficient majority and I couldnt agree to slay in power when I sau that majority was refused me Brayton 61 secre tarymanager of the Des Moines Convention Bureau for 14 years died Tuesday at Veterans Hospi tal in Des Moines Brayton a public speaker had given talks in all of the 48 states He had been ill nearly a year Ike Confers With Hoover NEW YORK Eisenhower lunched Tuesday with former President Herbert Hoover to discuss reorganization and streamlining of the executive branch of the federal government The luncheon session was at the home of John Foster Dulles secre taryof statedesignate Dulles and Arthur Flemming president of Ohio Wesleyan Univer sity also sat in at the conference Hoover headed a study commis sion on reorganization of the ex ecutive branch cqnductcd by the Truman administration Flemming is a member of a special commit tee recently appointed by Eisen hower to study organization of trie executive branch in cooperation with Temple University Meanwhile Eisenhower still is saying what amounts to a quiet no to requests that he back leg islation to create a Fair Employ ment Practices Commission FEPC with enforcement author ity Some Leap Over Side in Panic Beaten to Death by Heavy Waves BEIRUT Lebanon WVHours of horror aboard ihe stricken liner Champollion ended late Tuesday with removal of the last passen gers and crewmen There was no official estimate of how many died but the reports ranged from at least 1G to perhaps 30 Captain Baltaji the Beirut pilot announced that all persons had been taken off by 5 pm Lebanon 40 hours after the 12 54Gton liner grounded on a reef off the Lebanese Coast about four miles from Beirut 328 Persons The ship carried 328 persons in cluding a crew of 220 Many of the passengers were pilgrims en route to the Holy Land for the Christmas observances fn the confusion there was no way of determining the precise number who drowned or were beaten to death by the heavy waves There were reports that 70 fearcrazed persons leaped into the sea and 20 drowned But thousands of persons who lined the shore watched as a num ber of the passengers were bat tered to death by heavy waves against a shoal only five yards from safety Captain Baltajis launch was the last craft to leave the Champol lion carrying 40 passengers and crewmen But before that a small lighter that had made two successful trips overturned on a third journey only a hundred yards from the beach Rescue squads dived into the frothing surf and saved as many persons as they could There was no way of determining how many died Complete Somersault A heavy wave caught the lighter carried it straight up and flipped it over in a complete somersault Many occupants clutched at empty air a dozen heads bobbed in the water around the small craft There appeared to be no central organization directing or coordi nating the rescue work One report said panic broke out on the ship Tuesday morning and about 50 persons ieaped overboard At least 10 bodies were washed up on shore They were blackened with the oil that spewed out when the ship split apart with a crack of six feet or more appearing atop the listing hulfc Some of the passengers were hysterical as they were brought ashore One woman asked what happened aboard the Jiner cried out Dont ask that and fainted The liner went aground only 500 yards off shore A heavy storm and misinterpretation of shore sig nals were believed responsible Crewmen said a new beacon at Beiruts1 International Airport had been mistaken for a light at the entrance of Beirut Harobr British Cruiser The British Cruiser Kenya was among vessels that were present at the scene of operations The British Admiralty in Lon don was advised by the Kenya that the rescue operations had been completed The Kenya said all passengers and crew of the SS Champollion have now been landed The Kenya anchored four cables almost a half mile to seaward of the wreck and acted as a communications link while pilot boats and surf boats took off passengers and crew with great skill in heavy surf CHRISTMAS CANDY FOR THE hil drerrcrowd around a truck at an American Air Force base near Tokyo as Santa hands out candy This was part of the fourth annual Christmas party given by the Far East Air Logistic Force Over GOOO pounds of candy donated by Air Force personnel was given to 20000 children at the party SAME DATE19514M Black trMfte ;