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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL JLVH Associated Press and United Full Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAFir THAT MAKEi ALL N0tTH I 0WANS HI 1C HI OR I Five Cents a Copy MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 ItM HOME EDITION Christmas Cora Von Maion City Friday at 2 p m This Paper Consists ol Two Death Toll Reaches 76 in Train Wreck Peace Rumors Fly at Front Talk of a Negotiated Settlement Chinese Communists Suddenly Release 27 Wounded Yanks By RELMAN MORIN Tokyo rumors ap peared suddenly Thursday amid a day quiet on the Korean battlefrpnts Talk of a negotiated settlement touchedjalf 1 Chinese communists suddenly released 27 wounded American prisoners The freed men brought this Chinese do not want to fight the Americans United Nations military authori ties clamped a topsecret lid ori details of the release 2 Chinese reds with an esti mated 100000 men in northwest Korea continued to withdraw without a fight 3 UN troops did not move up to take over abandoned red for tifications Theres A Reason There is a reason why UN troops jhave not advanced a spokesman at General MacAr said He would not say what that reason was Col M P Echols headquarters information officer denied reports that any peace negotiations were in progress at this level In Washington U S Secretary of State Dean Acheson told his Wednesday news conference that creation of a demilitarized buffer zone between North Korea and red Chinas Manchuria has been discussed But he said no agreement has been reached He added that dis cussions were with friendly for eign governments Immediately after the unex plained release of the 27 prisoners a trustworthy source in Tokyo de nied thatany peace negotiations were going on anywhere Later Echols amended that to deny ne gotiations at this level UN May Decide Speculation arose that the peace question might be taken up at Lake Success bya Chinese com munist delegation enroute to the UN Colonel Echols also denied re ports that efforts were being made to work out a mass surrender or withdrawal of Chinese forces whose sudden appearance in Ko rea in late October prolonged the war Nevertheless the Chinese xvere withdrawing everywhere Chinese nationalists in Taipei said the Chinese reds had been ordered to fall backbecause of heavy casual tiesintensive bombings and su perior UN fighting power Actually there was no more ex planation of the withdrawals than of the unprecedented release of the 27 prisoners The American POWs were driven in trucks 60 miles south ward from a prison camp at Pyok long on the Manchurian border They were hidden by night to avoid UN warplanes and were released about a mile in front of the U S 1st cavalry division lines They are veterans of the cavalrys 8th regiment The regi ment was cut off and savagely at tacked in the surprise red counter offensive in the Unsan area of Say American General Sent to Negotiate With Chinese By EARNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo American general is negotiating with Chinese communists in northwest Korea who sent out won they do not want to fight the United States a reliable source said Thursday The informant said the general contacted the Chinese reds with the approval of Gen Douglas MacArthur BuJ there was no immediate indication of the scope of the ne gotiations northwest Korea Oct 31and Nov 1 Well Fed The enlisted men they werewell fed well treated and cared for by two captured Americandoctors They were not questioned about UN military dispositions When released their guards shook hands with the Americans and told them how to reach their ownlines Thoseunable to walk were carried by their comrades to American t lines U S 8th army headquarters was surprised and relieved at the unannounced release Head quarters began to wonder at the meaning of the Chinese action Both the treatment of the men and their release was in marked contrast to atrocities committed by North Korean reds Freed Americans said that once a North Korean guard a straggling American cavalryman in the foot The Chinese beat the North Korean furiously Holiday Gift Whatever the Chinese reason for the Americans it was a Thanksgiving day gift for he freedmen Most GIs in Korea ate turkey On the battlefronts only patrol action was reported They moved on the heavily manned northwest front around the Changjinreser voir which US marines are en veloping in the center of the pen nsula and near the Manchurian sorder town of Hyesanjin held by the U S 7th division Reds withdrew whenever UN patrols approached althoughthey ften outnumbered the patrols Jsually they retreated without firinga shot South Koreans moving up the east coast ran into less opposition as they approached Chongjin 55 miles from the soviet border 3ther South Koreans took Hapsu Wednesday and captured Sackang after a brief fight UN air raids were relatively ight concentrating on secondary rail lines in the northwest Sent Subway Ticket Alaska to New York Anchorage Alaska UR ormer New York City Jill Rabich wondered Thursday low the navy expected him to get rom Alaska toJIew York on a ubway ticket Rabich 32 who lives on a homestead 200 miles west Of here eceived orders to report for in duction at naval headquarters in Vew York City The 10cent sub way ticket was to pay for his ransportation SAME BUok means raffle In put 24 V Speculation ranged from a pos sible deal lor the release of Amer ican prisoners held by the Chines to perhaps a mass surrender 0 withdrawal bf at least part of Chinese communist army in Ko rea The Chinese already leased more than 30 woundec United Nationsprisoners Contacts Chinese A reliablesource United Press that an American general officer soon afterward contacted the Chinese and began negotiating with them i This development camein the midst of a lull in the fighting along most of the 250mile Korear front and a flow of unconfirmed rumors that some kind of with the communists is in the making Some quarters believed thatef forts were being made to work out a mass surrender orwithdrawal of the Chinese who marched into Ko rea a month ago to bolster the beaten Korean reds Prone to Surrender Many of the Chinese sent to Ko rea were known to be former na tionalist soldiers who went overto the communists Such units might be prone to surrender to the al lies The Chinese communists have indicated they intervened in Ko rea to protect the Yalu river fron tier dams and power stations which supply most of Manchurias electricityThere has been wide spread speculation in the past that some deal ac cess to the Yalu power sources in exchange fpr Chinas withdrawal from Korean soil might be worked out but it received no official en couragement Canadian Train Wreck Fatal to 20 Vancouver B C vivors of the headon collision of two Canadian National Railway trains told tales ot horror Thurs day as authorities scheduled an investigation ofthe wreck which killed 20 persons Passengers aboard the Transcon tinental No 2 express i returning to and members of the CanadianUnited Nations troop train enroute to Fort Lewis reported seeing critically injured soldiers crying screaming and laughing hysterically Mrs Joseph Lauret Victoria B C a passenger aboard the crack express said she comforted one soldier who was dying This lad was so badly scalded there didnt seem to be a piece of flesh visible that wasnt burned she said Lionel Chevrier Canadian trans port minister announcedWednes day night that the board of trans port commissionerswould conduct an inquiry within 10 days Fourteen soldiers werekilledin the crash Tuesday Two other sol diers were missingand presumed dead Four members of the train crews also were missing and pre sumed dead CRANES WaM while wreckage of telescoped twoLong Island train in Kew Gardens sectioh6f county Government Drops Egg Price Support Washington govern ment announced Thursday it is dropping its costly price suppor program for eggs onJan 1 This means egg prices probably will skid to low levels by early next year agriculture departmem officials said Some experts saic a bigprice decline may start by midDecember Under the1950 support commit ment insuring midwest farmers a loor price of 25 cents a dozen jovernment buyers so farthisyear had to siphon eggs off the market to1 drop prices That is equivalent to almost 20 eggs per capita Secretary of Agriculture Charles iV Brannan announced reluctant y he had no reasonable course of action other than to discontinue upports He said he has no ef ective method for supporting eggs Brannan noted 1 The government expects to ose more than in dis josing of its current eggstockpile n whichit hasmore than 100000 invested This is in addi ion to net losses of already realized on earlier egg upport programs Brannan said 2 Despite a reduction of 10 cents a dozen in support prices this year armers havefailed to adjust pro duction to a point that would keep government purchases of Iried eggs at a reasonable level Brannan said farmers produced6 er cent more eggs January through October than duringthe ame period last year Egg running at an alltime record for this time of its seasonal peak in he spring The government has carried out support operations for eggs by luying dried egg powder from irocessors in the midwest Most if the processing plants are de icndent on government purchases or well over half of their busi less Thisyears purchases cost the about and urther heavy purchases would lave been necessary if the 1950 irogram were extended another rear officials said Motorists Injured Waverly young eople were treated here for mi lor head injuries after their car urned over onan icy S curve on ighway 3 ten miles east of here njured were the driver Miss larah Becker 17 and Ben Mc Cee f T Nations Worst Rail Collision in 7 Years By JOHN CARROLL and ART EVERETT New York Long Island railroad passenger trains crowded with Thanksgiving eve commuters crashed with a roar Wednesday night in the nations worst rail wreck in 7 years Police put the death toll at 76 and the injured at 132 The last bodies were removed from the wreckage at a m Thursday 9 hours after one train rammed into the rear of the other Assassination Most oi the dead CRASH VICTIM GIVEN PLASMA unidentified doctor crawls intothe wreckage of two Long Island trains in NewYork Wednesdayiight toprovide plasma for a vic tim pinned in the twisted jumble of steel Trains bound from Manhattan to Long Island points crowded with Thanksgiving eve commuters crashed in the Kew Gar den section of Queens i v Pair Convicted of Conspiracy New York ff A chemical engineer and his woman business associate were convicted Wednes day night of conspiring to hinder federal investigation of the engineers relations with confessed atom spy HarryGold They are Abraham Brothman 36 and Miriam Moskowitz 34 A federal court jury of 7 men and 5 women brought in the guilty verdicts after almost 4 hours de iberation Maximum penalties at the sen cncing set for Nov 28 could be 7 years in prison and a ine for Brothman and two years and fine for Miss Mosko witz Gold formerly employed by Brothman was the governments star witness against the pair TRDCK DRIVER KILLED Sidney Carter 56 a truck driver for the city of Sid ney was killed Wednesday in a cartruck collision on Highway 275 north of here Donald New berg Red Oak driver of the car was not believed seriously hurt ESCAPES FROMJAIL Keokuk Penning ton 32 Keokuk awaiting trial on a charge of Tareakirig and entering escaped from the Lee countyjail Wednesday night He walked out when Sheriff Harry Maas brought his evening meal into hie cell New Puerto Rlcan radical leaders suspected of Seifig chief plotters in the attempt to assassinate President Truman were held an separate New York ails Thursday under heavy guard The two men were seized here ate Wednesday by secret service agents They are Julio Pinfo Gandia 42J reteran terrorist and president of he New York unit of the Puerto lican nationalist party and Juan BernardoLebron 28 t past presi lent of the New unit More arrests were believed in he offing The wives of two men who at empted to kill the president in scar Collazo and 3riselio arrested lere shortly after the Nov 1 gun lattie outside Blair house Assistant U S Attorney Fred erick H Block said Wednesday iiata federal grandjury has evi lence of the possible existence if an organized plot to kill the resident with the gunmen hav ng been guided in their mission y Gandia and Lebron and the unmens wives Torresola was killedby a Blair house guard Collazo wounded by the guards is awaiting trail in Washington A guard died in the gun duel wedged in two wera teUescoped cars which finally pried apart a fcteg Mountain Climbers Hunt for Lost Plane Moran Wyo fl3 Mountain climbers were ready again Thurs day to slog up snowswept 12594 foot Mount Moran in an effort to find where a plane with 21 per sons aboard apparently crashed Four searcherclimbers worked to the 9000foot1 level Wednesday trying toreach the spot where the twoengined DC3 is believed to have smashed into the Grand Teton National park peak Tuesday night The private transport was carry ing members of a religious organ ization the New Tribes Mission ona flight scheduled to be from Chico Cal to Billings Mont Aboard were 8 children 4 women and 9 men 3 of them crew mem bers Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Cold wave Thursday night Strong northerly winds and snpw flurries diminishing Thursday night Friday fair and cold Low temperatures Thurs day night 510 below northwest to 5 above southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the ending at 8 am Maximum 46 Minimum 1 At 8 a m Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 23 deadand PoliceInspee or JosephA commanding rescue work It was the ince the 1943 of the Penn ylvania railroads Congressional Limited when 79 died near Phil delphia That crash also came n a day The disaster was the 2nd in 9 months for the 116yearold Long Island railroadJbusiest passenger line in the United States Thirty one persons diedFeb 17 in i headon wreck at IldckyilleCentre The quiet residential area of Kew Gardens in Queensbor ough 13 miles from Times Square a scene of sickening horror an instant after the trains crashed Wednesday night with a blind flash of electricity One Motorman Survives The motorman of one traui lived and was questioned by aut thorities The other died The survivingmotorman Wil liam Murphy 61 said he slowed his train for a signal and brakes locked for some unex plained reason The train ground to a stop The 2nd minutes behind on the main ed into the standing one It bored through the rear car of the 1st train like a piece of steel atube Acting Mayor Joseph Sharkey surveying the scene said Its time we find out why these things happen so often on this particular line Its a crime However after Murphy District Attorney Charles P Sullivan said There will be no arrest until negligence is shown Sharkey said he is issuing Thursday an order restricting the speed of Long Island trains with in the city limits to 25 miles per hour 40 to 50 He estimated the 2nd train in thecrash was going 40 to 50 miles an hour Sullivan said Murphy told him the brakes were working normally when the 1st train pulled out of Pennsylvania station at pmi bound for Hempstead The 2nd train guidedby Mo torman Benjamin JPokorny 55 who died in the crash left at p minutes its way to Babylon The crash occurred at p More than 2100 rushhour passengers many homeward bound for a gay were jammed into the 12electric cars on each train Some were ing in the aisles Flying glass and jagged dead ly steel knifed through the cars In the cars where the impact occurred many passengers died where they sat mangled as though between two giant flatuons So horrible was the scene that police put blankets over some of the bodies to shield their pitiful condition from public gaze Lonr Rescue Task It took hours topry the cars apart and some still moaned in the death trap after midnight 6 hours after crash There was no explanation toe theapparent failure of theMeek ;