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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for to M CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MIWSPAMt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIlGMiOMS HOME EDITION VOL Awoclatcd PTCM and United full Cteta Coprl MASON CITY IOWA 8ATUEDAY JULY 14 1951 This Paper ConiiiU of Two Flood Paralyzes Kansas City Area Emergency Called Kansas City UP flood waters tightened their grip on the Kansas City metropolitan area of 900000 persons Saturday and threatened new destruction A state of emergency was proclaimed The nation sent help from coast to coast for the stricken twin cities of Kansas City Mo and Kansas City Kans and the eastern half of the state of Kansas Fuel Tank Fire Flooded fuel tanks tpiiched off fires that added to the devastation Three dustrial districts in the Kan sas City area were inundated The surging waters of the Mis souri and Kansas rivers threaten ed two other heavily industrial ized Kansas City and Fairfax Both districts were evacuated Waters from the Missouri river began pouring into the Fairfax district early Saturday All nonessential businesses no1 in the flooded areas were orderec to close Many Floods over Kansas and Mis souri during the past week have caused at least 13 deaths Many persons were missing but because of the thousands of refugees close checks were impossible Maj Gen Lewis Pick chief of the army engineers who made a hurried trip here from Washing ton told reporters damage in Kansas may run over 8500000 000 One of the reasons I am here he said that President Tru man asked me to come to see Mason CityKansas City Trains Still Running Bus Service Is Out The Bock Island railroad is still running trains to Kansas City Mo officials in Mason City Saturday But Jefferson buses go only as far south as St Joseph Mo officials at that sta tion said can be done to restore normal conditions City officials Bordered stringent lafeguards to conserve the water supply and to clear disaster areas lor rescue work Highway and rail traffic halted of flood waters the furnishing water to Because load for Kansas City Mo fell on a single station which is capable of pump ing only onethird ofthe normal city requirements No Garbage Disposal The city garbage disposal unit under water and officials were seeking new means of dis posal The low water pressure in city mains brought serious fire prob lems and extra precautions were being taken to safeguard against fires Firemen fought a fuel tank farm fire thoughout the night in a flooded twoblock area The fire began Friday Nine firemen were injured 7 buildings were destroyed and two others damaged About 20 tanks containing a total of 500000 gallons of gaso line diesel oil and naptha ex ploded at intervals The firejnen struggled in shoul derdeep water in boats and from roof tops to keep the flames from two other nearby tank farms The fire was touched off by a floating 6000gallon oil tank that struck an electric power line Cities and towns in eastern and central Kansas were hard hit by floods too Towns under water or partially flooded included Topeka Law rence Manhattan Great Bend lola Salina Norton Ottawa Osa watomie Junction City Chanirte and Perry Strong City Florence and Marion July to Feel Lite July It Says Here DCS Moines IP July the weather bureau says is going to feel almost like July this week end Temperatures hitting 90 in some spots were forecast for Sunday and they were climbing into the high 80s Saturday Further the weather bureau said the warming trend woulc continue into next week Scatterec thunder showers were expectec the fore part of the week Clear Lake Entertained by Indians Clear Sac and Fox Indians Tama reserva tion danced in full regalia at the Clear Lake centennial celebration Saturday as thousands of North lowans wa tched at both forenoon and afternoon performances Perfect weather brought the crowd out early and long before noon the streets were lined with visitors viewing the store win dows decorated with antiques and amily keepsakes visiting the Tama Indian village near the lake front rioting the displays of old machinery and vehicles arranged around the park and on the Ma son City and Clear Lake railroad siding The Iowa InterLake regatta icld its opening race The series to be completed Sunday norning at 10 when awards were 10 be made Boat clubs from several Minnesota lakes Okoboji and Kansas City were competing against the Clear Lake craft The Indian ceremonial dances enlivened both the morning and afternoon programs and were to be continued Sunday Dedication of the Time Capsule irr City park fly and bait casting demon trations a balloon ascension and parachute jump were also on the rogram A preview was given Friday evening of the pageant to be pre sented at Lions field Saturday and Sunday evenings at It was written produced directed and presented by Clear Lake people In 23 episodes it traced the his tory of Clear Lake for 100 years Sundays program was to fea ture special church observances of the centennial many reunions and gettogethers and Indian cer emonials besides the balloon as cension and pageant Red Leaders O K Ridgways to Neutralize Kaesong AP Wirepboto ROUNDHOUSE at the Santa Fe railroads roundhouse were at a standstill in Kansas City Kans Saturday as the flooding Kaw river inundated the Armourdale industrial and residential district A broken levee flooded awide area in 30 minutes MADGE MEREDITH Present Iowa Actress Is Freed by Gov Warren Madge Meredith Out of Prison Sacramento CaL Earl Varren ordered film actress Madge Meredith freed from prison aturday Warren commuted her 5 year to ife sentence to time served Miss Meredith the former Mar v GlobeGazette photo by Sorllcn ALL SET FOR Indian boys and two Indian girls from Tama are all ready for the Clear Lake Centennial celebration beginning Saturday They arrived in Clear Lake Friday afternoon with more than 25 other Indians They spent the day set ting up their camp on the lake shore near the water tower The Indians are from Sac and Fox tribes jorie Massow of IowaFalls Iowa had charged she was framed1 Miss Meredith wifl be freed at once The former starlet convicted in 1947 of complicity in the jdd naping and beating of her onetime business manager Nick Gianaclis and his bodyguard Verne Davis Supervised Miss Meredithhas been at Te hachapi Stateprison for women since May 9 1949 As a condition of the commuta tion however Warren specified that she is to remain under1 the supervision of the Tehachapi board of trustees until next Jan 1 Said Warren is apress release as he freed the handsome young woman who will observe her 30th birthday Sundal The defendant Miss Meredith was a young woman of little worldly experience except in the emotional situation in which she found herself with the unstable people with whom she was associ ated on one side or the other of this case No Prior Record Shehad no prior criminal rec ord or delinquency so far as known and was said to be pos sessed of a good disposition Warrensaid he has been ad vised that Miss Meredith still has a future in the motion picture in dustry if she is in a position to re enter it He concluded that in the in terest of justice Miss Meredith should be freed The state adult authority rec ommended ia March that the actress sentence be commuted to time already served She was committed to Tehachapi womens prison after spending 11 months in jail before she was sentenced That left the decision up to the governor Like HumptyDumpty A few days later Warren tolc newsmen To put that case to gether again would be like trying to put humptydumpty together again He called of the most bizarre cases I have ever more bizarre than any movie He said it was difficult to de termine to what extent each of the participants was guilty of the kidnaping and beating The assembly committe on crime and corrections about the same time issued a report on an investigation into the Meredith case It concluded Had Miss Meredith been properly defended in a court free of prejudice she undoubtedly would have been proven innocent of the crime The committee contended the case constituted a mockery of investigation of defense counsel ing of trial procedure and of jus tice itself Sharp disagreement came from the Los Angeles trial judge Superior Judge Charles W Ficke and Prosecutor J Miller Leavy Heavy Sentence In making its recommendation the adult authority said it did not consider Miss Meredith complete ly innocent of the crime But it concluded her limited participa tion did not justify the heavy prison sentence She has insisted she had no prior knowledge of the beating and had nothing to do with it Three men were found guilty with Miss Meredith Pigs Dot Flood Scene BjXB HA1TS Kansas City 5 kere are some scenes from the most disas trous flood in Kansas Citys his tory A woman stood on a high bluff overlooking the twomile wide sweep of the rampaging Kansas river Pointing with a gnarled finger she said My home was down there I cant see it now Watersover the roof Bystanders murmured sympa thetically When did you get out one asked All Behind At 5 Oclock in the morning the woman replied Plucking at aer dress she added This is all I brought Besides the flood in the bot toms others watched for livestock ii the river and when they spied hogs swimming past they shouted Here piggy Here A man leaped into the water with his clothes on and struggled to get a pig ashore Other nogs were being driven up the hillside Wanta buy a pig mister A young man asked IT sell it for S20 Lots of good pork chops there If Fence Holds Robert A Sutherland pointed a spot where he said a wife fence was holding half a rail ion dollars worth of stock in his lumberyard We might be able to salvage some of the fence holds A boat came chugging to shore with a refugee She was in the first rush of those fleeing from the bottoms Then she became worried about her husband asleep at home Boatmen were sent after him They found him still sleep ing with water creeping into the secondfloor bedroom All About rMII M The Weather Mason City Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday Low Saturday night 60 High Sunday 85 Iowa Fair Saturday night and Sunday Little warmer west portion Saturday night Low Saturday night 60 to 66 High Sunday 85 to 90 Mostly south west winds 15 to 20 M P H Sunday Minnesota Mostly fair Saturday night and Sunday but some cloudiness in extreme north Not much change in tempera ture Low Saturday night rang ing from 4855 in extreme north to 5863 in extreme south High Sunday ranging from 7075 along the Canadian border to 8893 south portion GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum 80 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 49 Agree to Admit 20 UN Writers to Truce Ttilk By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Seoul Korea agreed Sunday to remove armed guards from Kaesong and admit 20 allied correspon dents but want totalkover the rest of GenMatthew B Ridgways demands for resuming ceasefire talks There was no immediate comment from allied head quarters as to when the talks broken off since Wednesday might be resumed The Beiping radio mildly chastised the allies in Sundays broadcast of thecommunist message The text of the reply to Ridgways demands of Friday said the concessions made to eliminate misunder standings and arguments over some side questions It called the issue of admitting al lied correspondents tod to break up talks which so far have not achieved any results Issues raised by Ridgway which the reds would leaveto settlemenl by mutual discussions included the area of the Kaesong rieutral zone methods of facilitating free inove in and out and the number of personnel to be admitted The text w a s first broadcast Saturday by the North Korean Pyongyang radio in Korean anc then by Peiping Saturday in Eng lish urider a Pyongyang dateline as received from our correspon dent The Pyongyang broadcast was recorded by Japanese monitors of Kyodo news service at 5 a m CST That was 33 hours after the UN commander laid down his terms for renewing armistice talks The TJN broke off negotiations Thursday when Chinese guards refused to allow 20 newsmen to continue with a UN convoy ol which they were an official part Two Top Reds ag broadcast was sed Ridgway and signed by the two top reds in Gen Kim H Sung North Korean premier and Gen Peng Tehhuai commander of Chinese forces in Korean As translated from Korean Japanese to English it read We reply to your July 13 pro posal as follows 1 In principle we agree to neutralize Kaesong in order to make negotiations develop smoothly 2 We propose to takeup a joint committee of both parties to discuss definite measures for maintenance of guards and as surance of safety of delegates of both parties during the negotia tions 3 The UN correspondents problem which caused interrup tion of the negotiations had nothing to do with the neutrality problem 4 The liaison officers who at tended the preliminary confer ence did not have the power to discuss decisive issues like the neutrality problemThe corres pondents problem which caused Interruption of the negotiations is1 just a tiny matter Not Crucial 5 So it is not a problem that is crucial enough to cause inter ruption or rupture of the negotia tions American delegates had taken up this matter at the con ference But the negotiations so Ear made Jittle headway Even the schedule has not been worked out Therefore we consider inap propriate to let foreign corres pondents come to Kaesong 6 We hold a firm stand that all tissues should be based upon discussions Therefore your one sided demand is not justifiable In order to prevent this tiny problem from causingrupture of the inegotiations we agree to your proposal to admit not more than 20 foreign correspondents members accompanying delegates We have instructed our delegates to offerall facilities necessary to you General Ridgway and the UN ceasefire delegates were at the allied peace camp in Munsan IT S army officers said their firsl word of the Pyongyang broad cast came from Tokyo although army monitors have been tuned since Friday afternoon to Pyong yang and Peiping radio wave lengths awaiting a reply The red broadcast was concilia tory but avoided a direct ac ceptance of any of Ridgways de mands Observers first reactions were hopeful that talks could be re sumed soon The tJN commander had sent the crowded v red chieftains a series of ilat de Prisoners at one mands His message indicated no intent of negotiation or compro mise although he may have had that in mind He messaged them The assurances Which I require are few and simple They include guardsmen nrmm as primary prerequisites the es tablishment of an agreed confer ence area of suitable extent com pletely free of armed personnel of either side Each delegation must have complete reciprocity of treat ment to include complete and equa freedom of movementto from and within the agreed conference area and complete and equal freedom at all times in the selection of the personnel in its delegation party to include representatives of the He made 3more proposals to implement 5mile neutral zone guardfree roads a 150 limit on size of delegations Then he said If you agree to these proposals he present recess can be termin ated and the conference resumed without delay andwith some ex pectation of progress Further Mores From the communist reply as re xrted by Tokyo it wfll take her negotiations to bring the parties into agreement Most striking difference of the AVO viewpoints appeared to be re garding press delegations The united nations position was that they should be accepted without question as personnel of the UN commander on the theory Ridgway can name anyone he wants Keep in Gfcero Cicero DL attorney1 lor i Negro bus driver whose at empts to move into a Cicero apartment touched off riots said Saturday his client willr continue his efforts to occupy ihellat Wewill demand that every public official from the town presidentto the governor remove all vestiges of lawlessnessarid lien move Mr Clark into ths DUilding said Attorney George N Leighton Leighton anattorney for the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People said he was one of several lawyers representing HaryeyE Clark Jr 29 Negro bus driver Soldiers bayonets barbed wire barricades and roving p o1 i c s squads maintaihedpeace and order Saturday in the troubled area A Cicero Plot Leighton made the statement at a news conference attended by Walter White secretary of theiN A A C P who came from New York to investigate the The Negro officials asserted they had evidence that the mob violence of Thursday was the part of a wellplanned plot undertaken with the knowledge of Cicero au thorities No Negroeslive in Cicero community of 70000 west of Chi cago r Police broke up any small groups which formed Friday night within 4 blocksof the apartment building which had been stormed by a riotous Thursday night There also were disorders at the building Tuesday and Wed nesday before arrivalof the soldiers v Keep Persons disobeying k order to keep moving were epickedrup andtaken to theCicero police station About 70 were nabbed during the night Thirtynine were charged with unlawful assembly The others youths were released s The police station was jammed to overflowing arrestedpersons milled intne small building waiting to put up bond The was the 72nabbed booked on various sauirand Although settledover thef1 about 200 of the night on duty the There was no indication that the guardsmen were to be recall ed until at least over the week end r Police arrested 72 after Thursday nighfs which guardsmen and police hid battleda c hours Twenty persons including soldiers and policemen f o were crowd than 5000 jras at It was nijht Only a few hundred persona ven aired outside the defense imeter Soldiers and policemen patrolled both inner and outer lefense areas and iom congregating Triple strand barbed wirewas strung in an innerdefense area vith a radius of one block around the apartment building 1 Sheriff John Gook who had Gov Adlai troops into the area Thursday said he expected the soldiers to remain at least until Monday The 5 companies of rthe 129th nfantry from 5 Illinois cities Stevenson said may be replaced with 5 companies from the division which is returning tof Chicago Saturday from summer GlobeGazette pbofarbr Muuer Petrofska of Savage Minn left this Brahma bull rather suddenly Friday evening at the Osage rodeo but was uninjured His was just one of many falla the men encountered Some were thrown from saddle broncs and bareback riders had a rough evening too Story and more pictures on page 3 ;