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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lowof Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NIWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVH Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER IS This Paper Consists of Two No Fierce Fighting Rages in Korea By JOHN RANDOLPH TJ S 8th Army Headquarters Korea heaviest artillery barrage on the 6week battle of the hills crashed down on the North Korean communists Satur day as red infantry fought the United Nations almost to a stand still on the wild mountain front Tor 24 hours guns of an allied division poured high explosives white phosphorous and timefused shells on diehard reds buried deep on log stone and earth bunk ers Thousands upon thousands of rounds were poured in on the communist positions until the total number fired came within a few hundred of the all time divi sion record of was set by the guns of the U S 3rd division during the 24hour period last April in the battle of the Jm jin Driver Kayo Tanks In the west where the allies are on the alert for an expected red offensive planes and artillery knocked out 3 of 8 communistm each individual case tanks spotted 35 miles north of Seoul Friday Friday night was quiet in the westdespite a full moon the type of clear weather which in the past has been favored by the reds for massed manpower assaults Northeast of the punch bowl 20 miles north of parallel 38 in eastern Korea elements of the U S firsf marine division seized one wooded height and beat off a de termined red counterattack against another hilL Remnants of a zed battalion werecleared from a 3rd hill in the punch bowl area Allied r e g i men t s north and northeast of Yanggu still were de nied a hill mass which they have been assaulting for 4 days in a row Yanggu is 7 miles north of parallel 38 and is 14 miles south west of the punch bowl Late Friday the allies had to fall back after attacking the hill mass for 14 hours Nearby other allied elements were equally un successful after a fight which bedemanded money Steurerwald U S Scans Tax Returns of Beardsley Washington internal revenue bureau and the justice department are studying tax re turns of Iowas Governor William S Beardsley to determine whether there was any wilful evasion o tax payments Attorney General McGrath said Saturday There was no indication how ever a justice department spokes man said of when the study may be completed and a decision reached McGrath said the justice depart ment handles thousands of such tax investigations but not all lead to prosecution Action is taken it was explained only in cases where inquiry shows that prosecution is warranted by facts The attorney generals office said Beardsley will be given an explain how his in come tax deficiencies occurred Youth Changes Story About Armed Robbery Police Saturday were holding an 18 year old youth who changed iiis story describing an armed robbery Friday night Held for investigation at the police station was Arthur Steurer wald 18 who gave his address as 16 16th N W Steurerwald told police he was working at the offices of the Er vin Bros Artificial Ice company 515 6th about p m Friday He said that a small man about 19 years old came into the office pointeda gun at him and gan at 7 a m Friday and lasted until 8 p m 5Hour Brawl In the same general area reds fighting from bunkers defended a Kansongjj South Korean tackled on a high mountain throughout Friday but had to withdraw after failing to break through the enemys bunker and Ethiopians fighting said he gave the man Police said that they were notified of the robbery bv Larry Lang 417 6th N W after Stuer erwald went to the Lang home They said Steurerwald could have olice on one of two phones in the ice company of According to police Steurer wald changed his story about the robbery claiming that the his tacks ranging strength tip to company Some allied attacks were pressed Steurerwald pleaded guilty in SHES CENTER OF THEIR TITLE FIGHT AP Wirephoto Title to the love of Actress Barbara Pay ton center became the object of battle Between actors Franchot Tone left and Tom Neal right Friday The love triangle s battle took place on the lawn of Barbaras home and lasted for a short round Tone ended up in a hospital with a broken nose and brain concussion Neal Struck Tone First Payton Says By VIRGINIA MACPHERSON United Press Hollywood Correspondent Hollywood Actress Barbara Payton stepped out of a neutral corner Saturday and accused Actor Tom Neal of throwing the first punch in a bloody onesided bat tle that sent Franchot Tone to the hospital in serious con dition Tone suffering a head concussion broken nose and fractured cheek bone failed to land one blow on Neal in the sredawn brawl Friday who would marry Miss Pay Doctors gave Tone sedatives to quiet him through the night He was unconscious for hours after the fight Neal a heavyweight at 180 rounds had a 10pound advan tage over Tone Age also was on NeaTs side Hes 37c while Tone s 45 Changed Her Mind The actress wno is nursing a black eye was supposed to mar ry Neal in San Francisco Satur day but moved into Tones cor ner after changing her mind only a few hours before the ceremony She said she didnt remember what started the fight The first blow knocked Doc down and he was com pletely out Then Tom beat him unmercifully she said Barbara hovered oh the side August to stealing a pig He was i lines screaming at Neal to leave paroled to Sheriff Cal Dwan far into Friday night by the light 117 of plane flares Mother On WOV Far east air force warplanes flew 830 sorties Friday 120 inj ReCOYCr Son gnroute to close support of the troops Carj rierbased planes killed at least 50 reds in a front line strike which Larson the navy called one of the most uas fectiye of the war J Pennsylvania armed with court Friday night 29 B29s to her son Hichard heavy attacks on two key rail marMo n I0 who she aileges ras shallmg yards in ft or th Korea Onejkidnaped hcre fay his fathec Wed was at Maenfflung across theneday Larson said Mrs Allison Tone alone She didnt come off well either Somehow she connected with a flying fist and wound up with a shiner Miss Payton said she would visit Tone at the hospital Satur Charles City Attorney Erwiniday and that they probably would Saturday that Mrs give JT joint statment later Chongchon river from Sinanju The other was at Hyophung south o Sinanju FIRST 1EAR OBL Greenfield fl3 With the first arrival the day after the hospital was granted the legal custody of her son by default in a court ac tion here Thursday KILLED IN OVERTURN Marshalltown Rose L Gray about 45 o Marshalltown opened Adair countys new Mewas killed early Saturday when morialhospitaldelivered 109 automobile in which she was and 94 girls during its first year j riding left highway 14 and over of operation turned AP Wirephoto AMAZINGLY ALERT Van Duyne Roches ter N Y identified himself Friday as the 106yearold amazingly alert man described to the International Gerontological Congress in St Louis Dr Daniel B Schuster of Rochester said Van Duynes alertness sup ports a theory that there is no direct relationship between Judson ODonnell retired thea terraan who lives above Miss Pay ton n a Hollywood Hills apart ment house said he was awakened Salesman John Payton of Burling ton Iowa was finaL She got her final decree Thurs day and she and Neal an nounced wedding plans forSatur day Then early Friday morning she changed her mind again and jilted NeaL Thats when the fight started Neal said She and Tone came home about a m Friday anc I was waiting ior them She told me to get was going to marry him I refused Tone invited me ou on the lawn I wanted to settle this like grownups But he in sisted on fighting This whole thing could have ben avoided if Tone had not beenon the warpath Armour Swift Will Not Follow Wilson Chicago and Armour packing house companies said Sat irday they had no plans to follow Wilson Cos lead in shutting down beef slaughtering next week Wilson announced Friday that ts cattle slaughtering operations n Chicago will be stopped all next veek to avoid the risk of heavy ines and severe penalties under OPS regulations The company said also that beef from a deep sleep by Barbaras operations would be halted for one week in every monthly pricing anguished voice yelling Dont do that Dont Leave him alone it sounded ODonnell went on like a prizefighter in a gym beating the bags It was one of the bloodiest fights Ive ever seen A private ambulance rushed tone to the hospital but Barbara took off in the other direction Late Friday afternoon she carne home in a creamcolored conver tible spotted a gang of reporters waiting on her front steps and zoomed away without stopping Disappears Scooting through a stop sign on Sunset boulevard she disappeared up a canyon road and gave re porters the slip in heavy traffic Neal said he was sorry he had to hit him so hard Dr Lee E Siegel and Dr Le land R House operated on Tone to rebuild his nose and left cheek bone But a few hours after the oper ation he didnt look much like his famous self His cheek and nose were bandaged and a tube was inserted in his nose Dr Siegel said his condition is only fair With cerebral concussions its tiard to tell he explained Neal with both hands swollen and his knuckles ripped raw didnt mean to slug the older actor but he said he couldnt help period as long as the prices remain at the current level The company said it was forced to limit cattle slaughter in each period to 50 per centof last years number to remain within compli ance with price regulations A spokesman for Swift said his company plans no beef shutdowns because they are slaughtering less than 50 per cent of last years number Armour plans no immediate shutdowns a spokesman said but the picture keeps changing from day to day He could not say what percentage of last years slaughter was being bought by Armour Vice Admiral Lowry Visits Cresco Friends Admiral Frank J Lowry retired of Cal is in Cresco for a 10day visit with his brother and sisterinlaw Mr and Mrs Lellis L Lowry 1 Big Freeze Damage Seen for Iowa Corn Ames Iowa State di matologist says that freezing weather as early as Sept 30 wil damage 50 to 60 per cent of the statescom crop But Robert H Shaw Friday told visitors at the colleges agronomy farm field day if the freeze holds off until Oct 5 only 5 per cent o the crop will bedamaged Shaw using longtime weather data for averages quoted the fol lowing statistical chances of freez ing in 8 different sections of the state and estimated the per cent o corn damage to expect as the re sult of freezes on certain dates Northwest Sept 30 61 per cent north central Sept 30 49 per cent northeastSept 3035 per cent west central Oct 3 19 per cent central Oct 5 5 per cent eas central Oct 5 4 per cent south westi Oct 810 per cent and south central Oct 10 one per cent Summing up the summer weaQi er Shaw said that rainfall for eac of the months of June July ani August was 5 inches above thi normal and temperatures in Juni averaged 4 degrees below normal in July averaged 3 degrees below and in August one degree below Shaw described one way tha farmers may reduce damage from an early freeze by flying an air plane over the cornfields while ihe temperature is at freezing He said that cold starts from the ground and with an airplane stir ring up the air enough of the cold may be spread to prevent damage CROSSING CRASH FATAL Council Bluffs D VEkesell 35 of Des Moines died n a hospital early Saturday of injuries suffered in a traincar collision near AvocaFriday night AII About The Weather ilasonCity Fair Saturdaynight Scattered light frost likely Sat urday night Cooler Saturday night Sunday fair and cooL Low Saturday night middle to upper 30s High Sunday in the upper 60s owa Fair and cooler Saturday night Scattered light frost Sunday fair and cooL Low Sat urday night 34 to 38 west 35 to 40 east High Sunday upper 60s Further outlook Light scat tered frost Sunday night Mon day fair and slightly warmer Tuesday fair and warmer GloberGazette weather data up o 8 a m Saturday Maximum 69 Minimum 44 At 8 a m 50 Precipitation Trace AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 43 Kitts Leaves No Clues in Escape Old Haunts H Bloodhounds Join Hunt for Convicts Speijner Ala joineda statewide manhunt Sat urday lor 11 convicts still at largi after a mass break from Draper prison here Nineteen men bolted Friday night after beating one guard into a coma and overpowering 5 others Seven were recaptured in an all night search The missing men were heavily armed with weapons taken from the prison arsenal including two submachine guns shot guns and The dogs were sent to Selma where 4 of the convicts had been caught and to Calera where others were believed hiding in a svooded area Alabama Blocked State patrolmen led the search aided by city and county officers who set up road blocks over much of Alabama The last man recap ured was Hollis Richardson serv ing 15 years for robbery He was caught in Selma in one of the two getaway cars Three other con victs who had ridden there with him were sought Earlier 3 other convicts had seen captured by Selma police Two others were run down by dogs riear the prison Another was takenoff a train a few miles north of here Prison Director J M McCul Lough annoiffieed he was firini two tower guards McCulloug said they could have prevented th break He did not disclose their names Those firstpicked up at Selm serving twoyear forgery term Donal Phillips and Itfeal Micheison Warden B H Reeves said th ringleader was convicted murderer whograbbed the guard at the front inside gate and overpowered him Green was serving life Green had asked the guard to le him put some papers in the ward ens desk outside the gate Reeves said Badly Beaten Reeves said Micheison helpec Ireen take the keys from the guard W C White who was beat en until he was unconscious They ransacked the prison ar enal then rounded up 5 other guards and locked them in the uard captains office together with two prisoners Reeves added After opening cell doors along le main corridor they sped off in ivo cars one belonging to the irison chaplain and the other to guard Phillips one of those caught at elma was serving a 7year sen ence for grand larceny His comj aniori Micheison got 20 years forj obbery Others captured were Alton R Dabney serving a 20year term or assault with intent to murder and Herman McClain given two ears for grand larceny They were run down by prison gs at Porter creek about two miles south of Draper Shortly before railroad detec ives had taken Gene Little off a train about 5 Smiles north of here Among those still missing was ne of Alabamas most notorious onvicts 33yearold Leo vho had 4 previous escapes and two attempts in his record Self was serving a 20year rob ery sentence BIGGEST ENROLLMENT Des Moines Moines ublic schools enrollment has cached an alltime peak of 31394 upils Seek to Bring Greece Turks in War Pact 12Nation Council in Qrucial Talks By DO2VALD J GONZALES Ottawa Ont 12na tion North Atlantic treaty coun cil began a series of crucial meet ngs Saturday destined to bring Greece and Turkey into expand ing defense barriers against red aggression in western Europe Agreement to broaden the 29 nonthold defense pact is favoree sy a majority of treaty nations as Qie prelude to West German articipation later this year under 5en Dwight D Eisenhowers supreme command Importance also isattached to conference plans to an Ot awa declaration signifying to lie world that the 12 powers are pledged to increase their non military cooperation in pace with expanding arms production Saturdays opening schedule calls for a public meeting presidec over by NATO President Paul Van Zeeland Belgian ioreign minister and asecret session to discuss sovietsatellite intentions Omaha ff heavily armed officers combed Omaha Saturday for a convitt who gave tis guard the slip then squeezed mtof a police trap as acrowd of 000 curious gathered to watch Kenneth Kitts Omaha bank lurglar vanished from a Douglas county courthouse w a sh r o o m where he had been taken by a prison guard late Friday More than 20 hours later law enforcement agencies admitted they were without clues to his whereabouts Officers roamed the streets questioned associates checked old waited or tips He had been brought to Omaha o testify at a federal court hear ngconcerning a Okla loma City jewel robbery The escape launched a man runt that climaxedwhen Kitts was reported downtown residential area about 10 p m About the same time FBIagents sought to question two men near the apartment building near the Kitts home WhentHe two fled the federal agents shot up their Sres to halt the car The men turned out to have no relation to cast t adas towering parliament ing neavily guarded by redcoat ed mounties and Canadian serv ice personnel Student Kills Girls Friend Rushford Minn at finding his girl friend sitting in a parked car with one of his best friends a 16yearold high school student shot and fcflled the friend early Saturday Carroll Bakken a senior at lushford high school killed Doe and Peterson 19 after he saw eterson sitting in a car with Nina ohnson 15 another high school tudent in front of the house she works parttime Bafcken who has been dating le girl lor soine time and who had ust made up with her after a spat vent home got a 22rifle Tetum d and short Peterson The girL errified fled into the home Bakken then carried Peterson to nearby doctors office where the had been a Mend of akkens for a few minutes later Bakkencalled Po ce Chief Gilbert Markegard and old him the story of the shooting He was taken to the county jail at reston Minn and locked up SAME Black means traffic death la cut SI hoan age and a breakdown of intelligence cigars and often drinks beer Van Duyne smokes it We both wanted to marry Barbara he said In fact Bar bara asked me to marryher She wasT engaged to Tone when I met her two months ago But she told me she wanted me because he was too dull She said I was exciting It was Neals muscles that dazzled Barbara into first break ing her engagement with Tone The minute I saw him in bath ng trunks she told friends I ust flipped Another Change She jilted Tone a few days later and announced her engagement to Neal Later she flipped back the other way and went back to Tone A couple of weeks later she de cided Neal and his muscles were what she wanted after all and they made plans to be married as soon as her divorce from automobile Man Who Guarded Kitts Says Escape Planned Omaha if Was Kenneth Kitts escape from custody Friday a planned thing or a spurofthe moment proposition You could find backers for both theories Saturday Lt John Duffek the husky 41 yearold penitentiary guard from whom Kitts got away said il seems to me like it may have been planned But penitentiary Warden Her bert Hann didnt think so He theorized that Kitts seized an op portune moment and just took off Planned or not Kitts had given no earlier tipoff that he was dis posed to risk his life for a taste of harried freedom At the office of U S Com missioner M O Cunningham Kills appeared Friday forenoon and afternoon to testify a rains t 3 former alleged associates In underworld parlance he was He was wearing prison blue denims His graying hair was close cropped and he was about 4C pounds lighter than when he en tered the penitentiary He wasnt the dapper Kenneth Kitts who had a reputationfor smart clothes and big cars But he Avas selfassured The 3 men with a stake in his testimony sat across the table and stared into the 34yearold con victs face But Kitts didnt seem to mind His voice was calm He brought laughs when he described his imprisonment as an interrup tion and his old occupation as selfemployed Although Kitts was cast in ihe role of a government witness au thorities had appeared to be tak ing no chances FBI men milled around and when Kitts during the hearing asked permission to go to the washroom he got a worthy escort There was speculation that Kitts decision to cooperate with the government as a witness may have been prompted by the hope he might get just such a chance to escape as he got Friday Said Lt Duffek Kitts is crooked wise and cagey I never have trusted him Hes the kind of a fuy who wouldnt do any ihinjr on the spur of the isement He likes to have things all thought out and planned before he docs them This is Duffeks story of the es cape We brought Kitfs back to the courthouse to pick up the car to take him back The warden went to get the car and I took Kitts up stairs with me to pick up the gun submachine gun left in the sheriffs office We came back downstairs and t must have waited 15 minutes for the warden If I had known he had gone to get the car gassed I would have waited upstairs Kitts asked to go to the mens room I took him down to the one at the end of the halL His hands were handcuffed in 5000 Curious Gather Escapee Seen in Home Area News By reports of theshoitingraiearthe Kitts apartment ppcMy spread Within an hour a Man to Hold estimated bySheriff Richard Col ins at 5000 jammed the Even police cars were unable to et through the traffic Jam Disgusted officers finally gave p their search of the area Afterward Collins said flatty jat Kitts had been in the area said Kitts had shed the prison arb in which he had escaped and ras wearing brown slacks and a triped blue dress shirt The hand uffs which had been fastened to ne wrist when he escaped also ere gone the sheriff said Just how Kitts managed his scape from the prison guard Lt ohn Duffek was still undeter minedDuffek said Kitts just dis ppeared in thin air The FBI reported he was seen short time afterward hi a park ing lot several blocks away Several months ago Kitts had ranished from the linn county ail at Cedar Rapids Iowa and t least two budding escape at tempts were attributed to him Kitts hasbeen charged with 5 South Dakota bank robberies and had been convicted of the ii HI I 1 front to a belt He asked me to a Laurens Iowa bank lease them before he went into a toal at ClfrtIle stall I told him look I wasnt born yesterday1 1 first thought that I would take care of his needs but decided to release one hand He asked me to release his right hand so I re leased his left one I then stepped around the cor sentence for burglary and as an habitual criminal After Testimony Fridays escape followed a day of testimony by Kitts at a hearing for 3 men charged with transpor tation of the stolen Oklahoma City ner to a urinalwatching the stall jewels On the testimony of Kitts door I couldnt have been more and the salesman who was robbed than 8 seconds I suddenly had au S Commissioner M O Cun funny feeling and rushed over That was gone Duffek a 6fcoter xveighing 195 pounds had been a guard at the penitentiary 3 years and before ningham bound the 3 over to the federal grand jury One of the 3 was Albert Joseph Rotella 38 Rotella turned up at the that had 3 years experience as ajof the police trap Friday night In deputy sheriff He was a police rethe presence of a reporter he told porter at Iron City Mich for 12 Sheriff Collins that he had seen IKitts there on loot He refused to years before World war II ;