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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 10, 1953, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE N E W S PAP ER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS I HOME EDITION VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 10 1953 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 1 m m 1 I few i f Commies Ask Conference on Peace Parley UNITED NATIONS N Y China and North Korea proposed Saturday that details for a political conference on Koreas future be settled in a meeting at Pan munjom and first unofficial reaction was that it would be accepted Washington sources said Pamnunjom would be no prob lem if the Reds really want to make necessary preconfer ence arrangements U S Troops on Alert for Break Indias Call for Help Is Answered PANMUNJOM if American alert troops with tanks and flamethrowers took up positions pointing south Saturday in an om inous warning against South Ko rean threats to attack Indian sol diers guarding war prisoners in the neutral zone The show of strength followed an Indian appeal for American aid in curbing any South Korean drive toward the compounds housing 22600 antiCommunist North Ko rean and Chinese POWs Gives Assurance The US State Department only Friday assured India it would take precautions to head off possible South Korean interference The State Department also dis closed that it to the Indian appealswarned South Ko rea that the uN Command would forcibly resist any attempt to free the POWs oiattack Indian troops South Korea which considers India proCommunist has repeat edly threatened to drivethe In dians force if nec essary The situation tightened after the Indians killed 3 POWs and wound ed 10 recently in putting down two attempted escapes by the pris oners Meanwhile Allied engineers worked speedily constructing facil ities near Panmunjoin where the Communists will interview the North Korean and Chinese POWs who refuse to go home Scheduled for Completion The camp is scheduled lor com pletion Monday morning and it is possible that the explanations de signed to persuade POWs to ac cept repatriation will get under way at that time The explanations have been de layed since Sept 26 mainly be cause of a snarl over facilities Both the UN Command and Reds tunied down centers built by the other and demanded detailed changes The latest Red proposal came in the midst of mount ing tension over the Korean situa tion including fears the whole truce structure might collapse Separate Notes In separate notes China Pre mier Chpu EnLai and North Ko rean Foreign Minister Nam II asked that the time place and membership of the conference be discussed in the war flattened farm village where the armistice was signed The Communist message was ad dressed through Sweden to United Nations Secretary Hammarskjold and General Dag Assembly President Madamc Pandit and was received at UN headquarters Sat urday morning It had been broad cast earlier by Peiping Radio Immediate State Department and UN reaction was unofficial but favorable Hope Abandoned Until the Reds made their latest move hope had been all but aban doned that the Korean political conference could start by the Oct 28 deadline The United Nations had proposed that the conference be across the table and limited to Korean war belligerents The Reds had insisted on a round table conference which Wlrcpholo IOWA Most Rev Leo Binz standing at Archbishop of Dubuque has an audience with Pope Pius XII Archbishop Binz will attend the dedication of the newly rebuilt North American College in Rome Oct 14 Man kneeling in fore ground is a student at the col lege Identify Gun in Murders Seek Youth for Turnpike Killings HARRISBURG Pa WtPennsyl vania state police Saturday identi fied a foreignmade pistol as the gun used in the murder of two truckers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Ihe wounding of an other driver State police continue a search for a 26yearold highly danger ous man sought in connection with the killings A German pistol was brought here for the tests after Homicide Capt David E Kerr of Cleveland Ohio said firings there connected John Wesley Wable described as a dark thinfaced man with the wounding oE John K Shcpard 34 while he slept in his truck near Lisbon Ohio last July Friday night in Cleveland em ployes of an auto agency said a man who looked like Wable took out a car for a demonstration ride and failed to return The man left behind a stolen car Wable is the center of an inter locked series of developments U N Fearful UNITED NATIONS N Y Nations diplomats feared Saturday that mounting tension in Korea might erupt into clashes that would gravely endanger the armistice UN sources said they were seriously concerned about feel ings of the nations involved in the handling of 22500 unrepatriated Chinese and North Korean pris oners These fears continued despite the American warning to South Korean President Syngman Rhee to exercise moderation and for bearance in the critical situa tion would include interested neutrals such as India The United Nations seek to make absolutely clear that if the conference fails to start on sched ule it must be the Reds who take the blame Therefore it was believed the Red proposal might be accepted at least as a starting point Fourth Note Thursday the United States act ing inbehalf of the UN trans mitted a fourth note to the Com People Calm in Guiana GEORGETOWN British Guiana fl With British troops and war ships maintaining order at stra tegic points British Guiana re mairied calm Saturdaydespite Lon dons ouster of six ministers or Communist charges and susperi sion of the colonys Constitution Washington backed up Britain expressing grave concern over the hreat to Western Hemispheric se curity from a possible coup in this South American colony by the international Communist conspir acy The US State dcpartmen expressed gratification that the British goveinment is taking firn action to meet the situation Steps were taken to officially in form all Latin American govern ments of the US stand Britain cracked down on the col onys government Friday charg ing that Prime Minister Chedd Jagan and bis five ousted associ ates were serving Moscow Tito Threatens War if Italy Enters Allied Zone of Trieste To Transfer Couple Still Investigate All Facets of Kidnaping KANSAS CITY investigation of all facets of the Greenlease kidnapslaying was pushed Saturday by authorities seeking to clear up discrepancies in stories told by the boys admitted abductors Carl Austin Hall 34 who planned the kidnaping and Sonnie Brown Heady 41yearold divorcee who took Bobby jieenlease G from his private school were to be brought aere from St Louis hey were arrested Wednesi A i Man Injured in Accident With Pistol day Time of the trip and the method of transportation were kept secret y federal authorities Officials in St Louis said details of the trans er were being withheld for sccur ty reasons Continue Questioning FBI agents said Friday night hey would continue to question the pair after their arrival in Kansas Dity in an effort to fit together he missing pieces in the case Still unaccounted for is lalf the ransom paid by Bobbys 1yearold fa t he r Robert C Jreenlease wealthy Kansas City Story cf Cab Driver on Page 2 automobile dealer Hall who had some in his possession when arrested has said he doesn1 know what happened to the re mainder of the money SVU1 sought is Thomas Marsh 37yearold exconvict named by Hall as his accprnplicean thekid napirig Hall i has blamed the slay ing on the missing man saying h turned Bobby over to him a shbr time after the child was taken fromhis school But authorilie have raised doubts that Mars even was involved in the plot Closely Checked Still being closely checked is the station wagon in which Hall and Mrs Heady drove to St Joseph Mo after the kidnaping The FBI declined to comment oh what clues it might have discovered in the ve hicle which wasfound in northKansas City Still unexplained is a letter the St Louis cab driver who led po lice to Hall said he and Sandy ODay opened after Hall had told the woman to take it to California and mail it NORTHWOODElliot Nealc 27 as in good condition at Park Hos ital in Mason City Saturday with n accidental gunshot wound in the bdomen His mother Mrs Cecil Neale aid the accident occurred shortly after 5 p m Friday at her home vhon a neighbor boy Craig Fall Matter 10 found a 45 calibre pistol n Neales room and accidentally Hilled the trigger The bullet or a splinter cut the hand of Doug Fallgatter 7 and hen the bullet struck Neale while ic was sitting at his desk Mrs Neale arrived home from teaching at Grafton shortly after the mishap She saicV that Elliot did not know he was1 hit at first but was trying to help the Fall gatter boy with his injured hand It was several minutes before El liot realized he was An ambulance was called and Proposes Solution to Problem Tension Mounts Over Situation AP Wlrcpholo SLAVS PROTEST TRIESTE and yells feature demonstrations in Belgrade as Yugoslavia protest ed the action by the United States and Britain in Trieste Youth Admits Killing Girl After She Resisted Advances the young man was taken to Ma son City where surgery was per formed Nealc had served in the Army or nine years had been in Korea and Germany and was discharged ast July His mother said he planned to reenlist BODY RECOVERED BURLINGTON body of Ray C Hale GG Burlington was recovered late Friday from the Mississippi River by two fish ermen munists through asking the Reds Sweden again views about a meeting place and reiterating there was no reason why the con Three Die When Ammunition Truck Hits Passenger Car OMAHA An ammunition ferencc could not start on time if the Reds were sincere in their de sire for a Korean peace The United Stales had proposed that a preliminary faceloface meeting could be held at Honolulu San Francisco or Geneva None of those sites was acceptable to the Reds Panmunjom is their counterpro posal The argument over the confer ence site was only one of the is sues boiling up over the Korean truce however truck rammed a passenger car on a busy 4lanc highway 10 miles west of here Friday night and then let go with a series of ex plosions showering fragments of artillery shells over a wide area Three persons were killed and two injured A fourth death was attributed indirectly lo Ihecolli sion and fire The of a nearby inn died of a heart at tack The series of explosions one spectator counted 73 imperiled hundreds of persons attracted to he scene by the fiercely burning biaze as shell fragments show ered down Several of the build ings at Boys Town widely known home for boys were struck by fragments of flying metal The explosions began about 45 minutes after the collision at pm and it was more than three hours before firemen could reach the vehicle and recover the three charred bodies The victims were three sisters Laura McClaskey 67 and Theo 21 KILLED SANTIAGO Chile UP Twenty persons one were killed and 25 others seriously injured Friday night in a collision between a crowded bus and a passenger train tAII About SAFETY MEETING KEOKUK UP A regional meeting under the direction of the industrial division of the Iowa Safety Council was held Friday eight to dustry promote safely in in The Weather Mason City Fair and pleasant Sunday Iowa Mostly fair and pleasant Saturday afternoon and Sunday Mostlyfair Sunday GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 71 Minimum 42 At 8 am 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 28 AP Wlrcplioto AMMUNITION at left shows flying metal after an ammunition truck hit a passenger car near Omaha Friday night The white hot fragments showered over a wide area The picture at right shows a pile of twistedmetal all that remains of the ammunition truck RUSHVILLE Neb The body of Karen Talbot miss ing since 20 has been found in a shallow grave here and a 19yeaiold Eushville youth has admitted killing her authorities said Saturday Under arrest was Duane McLain oi Rushville who admit ted he picked up Karen on a street here and later hit her with a hammer and shot her Lt Leo Knudson of the Nebraska Safety Patrol said Mc Lain had admitted the murder He was taken into county court and entered a plea of guilty early Saturday He was immediately taken out of Sheridan County and held in another jail authorities said A nationwide search has been under way for the girl since she BELGRADE Yugoslavia President Tilo sent tough Slav re inforcements into the Yugoslav Zone B Trieste Saturday and angrily warned that Italian mili tary entry into Allied Zone A of the free territory would be considered by this country an act of aggres sion v Rejecting the decision by the United Slates and Britain 16 with draw their troops and turn Zone A over to the Italians Tito offered a counter proposal which he said ould be his last New Solution Titos new solution to the sev nyear problem called for turning one B into an autonomous unit ndcr Yugoslav sovereignty for 10 r more years arid making the ig port city TriesteAlliedoc upied Zone autono mous unit under Italian sovereign y Tiie Yugoslav leader warned the West if this proposal was not given serious consideration then there will be no peace in this part of Europe v V In a fiery speech at the southern Serbian textile city of Leskpvac Tito told a huge throng have decidedto protect our Tights in the spirit of Nations which also include the right to use armed force v The peoples of Yugoslavia J IcClaskcy 72 both of Geneva 1 and Mrs Harric Paige 65 of imaha A fourth occupant of their car Irs W H McClaskey 60 of Ed noncls Wash saidafter the col sion she somehow managed to pen a door and tumble out She vas hospitalized with burns on her rhis cuts and shock Hospital ttendants said her condition was atisfactory Lawrence Davis 29 of Omaha river of the ammunition truck aid an Omahabound car just ihead of him in the inside lane lowed down suddenly and he werved to the righthand lane to avoid striking it There his heavy ruckbit the slowmoving car car ying the four women Davis told a reporter he was go ng about 50 miles per hour vhen my truck hit the rear of the car I dont know how I got out of he cab He was not seriously in jured Mrs McClaskey said There was this crunch and it seemed that disappeared on her way home from a movie Aug 20 She was the pretty daughter of a well known rancher here and was a clarinet player in the high school band McLain wrote out a fivepage confession Saturday morning after he broke down under questioning McLain admitted he hit Karen with a hammer and then shot her with a rifle Authorities said McLain had had dates with Karen and picked her up as she walked home from the movie He said they drove around and he tried to kiss her When she resisted he hit her with his fist and knocked her out Knudson said the boy look the girl to the ranch She was unconscious but when she revived she threatened to cal police and tell her parents Knudson said McLain admittec striking her with a hammer then and later shooting her and burying her body in the grave Winnie Still Seeks Parley of Leaders MARGATE England UP Prime Minister Winston Churchill said Saturday he will remain in of fice so he can work fora confer ence in which the leading men of he various nations may seek last ng peace His speech made to 4000 dele gates at the annual meeting of his Conservative Parly seemed to im ily lhat he would be willing to see Communist China added to a con crcncc of the other four great powers Might Do Good A conference of chiefs of slate might domuchgood and could noteasily do much harm and one good thing might lead to another he said heir demonstrations asked that our army be zones and I may declare that units of the Yu goslav army have already entered into Zone B Just Two Days j Tito spoke just two days after Britain and the United States nounced their decision to withdraw their occupation troops from Zona A and turn its administration over to Ilaly The decision touched off a wave of angry protest demon strations in Yugoslavia That con tinued Saturday Tito warned bluntly that Yugo slavia could not accept the uni lateral act by the governments the United States arid Britain as an accomplished fact Under the Italian peace treaty of 1947 the free territory ofTrieste was split into two zones Zone A including the strategic port of Trieste was placed under An gloAmerican control Z 6 n e B largely vineyards and farmlands was turned over to Yugoslav occu pation DynamiteLaden Tilo proposed Saturday a new solution for the dynamiteladen Trieste problem which has dis rupted relations between this coun try and Italy for the past seven years mmediately where fire was every Col Walter J Seely command ng officer of the Nebraska Ord nance Plant at Wahoo Neb said Ihere were complete with primers and seven bags of powder per shell He said when the truck hit the car one of the gas tanks burst and apparently set off the others The fire apparently got hot enough to set aflame everything in the truck this heat started the shells to bursting Robert OKeefe who lives near the scene started from his home to the highway when he saw three other explosives trucks parked along the highway Blaze Damages Musical Store DES MOINES W1 A stubborn fire deslroycd a number of musi cal instruments and phonograph recordsat the DCS Moines Music House here Friday evening The blaze starling apparently in a pile of rubbish caused dam age estimated by firemen as pos sibly as high as The flames were confined to the music store and were under con trol within 15 minutes But for more than an hour the thick smoke continued to roll the leading men of the variousnations ought to be able to meet together Churchill said Let us try to sec whether there is not something betterfor us than tearing and blasting each other to pieces which AVC certainly can do NonAggression Pact Referring to the possibility of a nonaggression pact with Russia which he mentioned in his last public speech May 11 Churchill said the Allies ought not to play Russia and Germany against each other biit bring them together He warncd France that if she does not ratify the European Army Pact Britain will seek some other way to get German troops into the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion GOP POST RED OAK C Murphy publisher of the Red Oak Express has sent his formal resignation as Republican stale finance chairman lo Iowa Party Chairman James S Schramm Hits Jackpot of Old Letters CAMP ATTERBURY Ind WVA soldier dropped a letter in a wall slot by mistake Friday opened the wall to get it back andhit a jack other letters written in 1945 and1946 Camp authorities established the years the letters were dropped by the units listed in return addresses AH were stationed here more than seven years ago All properly addressed letters will be forwarded First of all to leave this ques tion for some time Further to create two autonomous units namely the Zone B with the whole Hinterland of Trieste which is pre dominatly inhabited by the Slovene people as one autonomous unit under the sovereignty of Yugosla via for ten or more years Secondly that Trieste city it self become a separate unit with autonomous rights under the sover eignly of Italy with the provision that neither side has the right to effect meaning the forcible removal of minority populalions Previously Tito had called for internationalization of Trieste it self with Yugoslavia acquiring tha surround area in the free territory Italy has demanded a plebiscite in the entire territory Worthy Proposal Of his new suggestion Tito said This is a proposal worthy to be seriously considered I have no other and do not wish to give any other proposal Then he warned Should the Western Allies gloss over this posal as they have done so far then there will be no peace In this part of Europe This would mean he Western Allies do not wish to or the interests of the peoples of Yugoslavia but work toward the satisfaction of Italian appetites ;