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,,, ,<• ft ,•«•--,; <?qiF?g Thursdoy, January 14, 1954 HOPE STAR, HOP*, ARKANSAS Officer Tells .of Torture |He Endured NEW YORK (UP) — Suppose a Smiling North Kotean Communist walked up to you. a bound prisoner of war, t6ok a pair of pliers and rolled back your fingernails tine by one, like snrdine can tops? Would you tell him what he Hvanted to know David F. MacGhe, a red-haired, lue-eyed, boyish-looking air force ajor, endured this — and worse ^ — torture over and over without ! cracking. And he thinks he knows why. "I nuver gave up hope and faith in the United States and our way of Iif3," he said. McGhee, 34, an air force veteran ' of WORLD War II was born in Now York and brought up in Moores' ? town, N.J. He was a prisoner of 1,1 1 the North Koreans and Chinese 4J ,l|E/or three years after being shot down on a bombing mission across the '/alu. He Unew plenty. He had been attached tc the Pentagon before going 10 the Korean war. But he made up a story about being a drunk who was kept in the air force by having a rich wife. He stuck to it. He was beaten :»nd knocked out so many times it became almost <^p habit. Torture became a way of t life. Here's a sample: MacGhee f.' and two fellow prisoners escaped )»jr f in 1951. Caught just 15 miles from jpj, the American lines, they were L taken back to the infamous "Pak's C< Palace,' a camp named for its i| propritor, a Major Pak. a The; Communists wanted to know f; who helped them escape. "From May 11 to May 17," Mac- Federal Prisoner Is Indicted FORT SMITHS — Howard Ballard Jackson, 29, who slipped away 'rom a deputy U. £'. Marshal while jeing taken to prison last year, was indiited yesterday for the es- rape. The "true bill" against Jackson, now in a federal reformatory near fexarkana, ws one of 29 returned by U. S. Grand Jury. Jackson was bf.-ing escorted to the reformatory when he escaped on Sept. 22 through a window of a men's room at a Lockesburg service station while the deputy marshal waited outside. Jackson was recaptured the next day .it Dicrks. He is serving a two- year sentence for interstate car theft at the retormaory. Twelve of the 29 indictments were not made public, pending arrest of defendants. Nine of the others were for violation of liquor "they beat me with pieces of wood, laws. 1 1 Ghee said, everything "baits open hand, fists, feet. Once as I sat next to a post they kicked my head against it with their boots in a fast tempo so that it bounced like a punching bag." On the morning of May 17, four guards had breakfast and then began to work on him. They rolled up his fingernails with pliers and left them hanging. MacGhe fainted. .He was tied up, hands, feet, elbows. ^' When he came to, he found himself spread-eagled. With cigarets, they burned a dotted trail up one Jeg, across his groin, down the other leg. All thu while they demanded information. Failing to get it, they turned to his genitals with the pliers. "They would squeeze — and band, I'd pass ou*. Squeeze, bang, out. Over and over. Then, about 4 p. m., they threw me in a hole j in the ground with the two others who had escaped with me. We. stayed there 26 d^ys. "' '"'! • ' "Tli-2 hole wns s:evcn fet across, and about five feet high with beams on the top so we couldn't stand up. And we couldn't get out. We -all got dysentery in two or three day's. A little sunlifht came in at a certain time of day, and • I would stand in it and 'pick off lice and scabs from the infections of my cigaret burns." ' ••& Mac Ghee git out of Walter ! Reed hospital last month. In Now \ York with his wife ^ Betty for a i. visit this week, he finally had j some good luck. He hit the jack- C«pyrtthi. 1953 by Elm Mick Distributed by Hint Keatortt Syndicm . pot for $1500 on the "Break the Bank" rf-dio program. The most impressive thing ' to : him has been finding that Americans are atlast asking what communism is all about. When they ask what he learned about r* it he replies "Its the most deceitful way of life ever imposed on ignorant and poverty-ridden people — a way in which the stool-pigeon becomes the most acceptable member of society." FBI'sWanted List Proves Successful By JAMES F. DONOVAN WASHINGTON, (UP)—The FBI disclosed today that 1953 was the most ruccessful so far for its four- year-old program of tracking down its list of "10 most wanted" fugitives. Its figures disclosed that during the year, 26 fugitives—an average of one every two weks—wgs taken into custody or otherwose located. It said that his was "more than doubling the rate of the previous three years. The FBI credited 13 of the 1953 arrests to alert citizens who recognized the picture of the fugitive and tipped off the FBI or the police. "This /technique has developed into a swift and potent weapon again?t the hardened criminal," the FBI said in a review of the 1953 program. Some si-rests have come amazingly fast after the fugitive was placed on the "wanted" list. For example, Joseph J. Brletic, a fugitive for more t han four years, was picked up in California again on a tip from a titizen less than 24 hours after hs addition to the list was publizied. The FBI credited this arest to an atert citizen who had sen Davenport's picture in a newspaper. The practice of publicizing a list of "10. most wanted fugitives" was inaugurated by the Unted Press n early 1949. The followng year the FBI decided to make it a; permanent -part of its crime-busting program. In all there have been a total of 66 men, wanted for a variety of crime, on the list since March, 1950. Of these, the FBI said, 56 have been arested and one was found dead . It attributed 26 arrests directly to the publicity given of the program by newspapers magazines and other news media. Davenport's replacement on the list was expected to be announced in the near future- to round out the current list of 10. Of the 10 fugitives on the original list of March, 1950, only one remains at large. He is Henry .Randolph Mitchell, who is wante'c for the robbery of a Williston, Fla. bank on Jan. 21, 1948. CLAIM RECORD f ST. REMY, France, (UP) — Two French women claimed a new Hollywiod screen personalities today. t Jacqueline Mathe, 28, and Marinette Gargarino, 26, climbed stiffly from the cramped cabin of their two-place glider last night after remaining aloft 38 hours and 51 minutes. Their mark beats by 10 hours the old world's record for two-place glider "flight by women. Mexican Divorce for Johnny Ray HOLLYWOOD W) — A Mexican divorce is scheduled Thursday foi 26-year-old Johnny Ray and Mar ilpn Morrison 23 daughter of Holi lywood night club operator Charlie Morrison. 5 Tho weeping singer and his wife who separated a year ago, hav agreed on a financial settlemen and ".he will obtain the decree, he father told newsmen. She will leav tomorrow for El Paso, where sh will meet Ray. The case will com before a judge in Chihuahua. The couple was married in Mary 1952 and separated the followin a January. BETTER that. highest priced ' reads Made from choice vegetable oils blend* ed with fat:free . milk, cream, and enriched with 15,000 units of Vitamin A That's what Mrs. Melba Alters of St. Louis writes. Women in all parts of the C U. S. are telling us the same thing.,.in unsplicited letters that prove the cream in Creamo Margarine does make o difference, Better tctste jt ypyrseif, & Vlttte ifA rf. ? , CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO | IN THE dining room, Andrea lifted her shining morning face over the newsprint wall of the paper. "Hello!" she said cheerfully, "Did 1 snore?" Dale shook her head and laughed. "You should sue Phil for slander!" "I had nightmares," Andrea scowled. "I dreamed that only you and Phil were In Carnegie Hall for my concert." "What happened to Don and me?" Aggie asked mildly, lifting the coffee pot. "How should I Icnow? And every note bounced back at me like a hailston'e from those empty balconies! 1 feel all battered and bruised." "All those waffles before you went to bed," Agatha murmured in an I-told-you-so tone. "J. warned you!" "Darling, I've drooled over Sarah's waffles halfway around the world! Besides, 1 only ate six." -'he bogey of regaining those fifty dieted-oS pounds was in Aggie's regretful, "1 don't know how you do It, and keep that twenty- inch waistline." Andrea laughed and turned to Dale. "Can 1 drop you somewhere? I've rented a car." "I'm going to Stephanie's," Dale said. "The beauty factory?" "Not for a mud pack," Agatha explained to her niece. "Dale is going to take over Stephanie's books." Andrea's eyes narrowed thoughtfully. "I shouldn't think It would be necessary for you to work. Or did Kelly squander his father's fortune?" Dale said evenly, "People work for reasons other than money. You do." "But columns of figures—ugh!" "One man's . poison," said Agatha, in a tone of gentle reproof. "Unbelievable as it may seem to you, Andrea, 1 would go out of my mind doing double octaves by the hundred thousand." "So would 1 on your piano," laughed Andrea. "It's disgracefully out of tune. Auntie." She picked up a leather portfolio bulging with music, kissed Aggie's cheek,' and produced car keys on a ring, "Ready, Dale?" The sun already portended a broiling day, glimmering on the solid phalanx of steel and chrome along Park Avenue. It : made Dale's eyes ache, but Andrea wheeled her way expertly In the flow of traffic. "How," she asked Dale curiously; as they waited- for ; a light to change, "did you-happen to pick Stephanie's ?" Copyright, 1953, "Aggie did." "I'd rather work for a man," said Andrea positively. "Powef oes to female heads." "1 tried working for a man," Dale said dryly. Andrea gave her a cocked-brow glance, and changed gears. A car cut in, and she wrenched the wheel, lionked her horn, and swore masterfully in Spanish at a near-brush of fenders. A taxi driver grinned, Dale, drew in her breath sharply, and after a moment, Andrea said, You think that's close! You should drive a car in Mexico City! tn self-defense, 1 learned a mouthful ot Spanish profanity. Don't ask me to translate It!" "1 left my car' at home," Dale said. "Grandy thought it wise." "You quote him like a second Daniel, don't you? Even In this short time, I've noticed." Dale looked surprised. "Do t?" " 'Grandy thinks, Grandy' says, Grandy teels.'" Andrea shrugged. "Well, my theme used to be, 'Aggie says'—until 1 decided to know myself,, a la Plato." Dale shrugged doubtful shoulders. "Who does, actually?" "I do." "You know what you're striving to make of yourself!" "Isn't it the same thing?" Andrea drew off the Avenue onto a side street. "Here we are. Em- ployes' entrance, right? Good luck, Dale." She drove off, leaving Dale standing on the sidewalk. No, It was not the same thing, or she would not be going through this door, riding this hot little box of an elevator up to an office where thick ledgers of red and black figures awaited her. She would be, instead— But what diet she want to make of herself? One of the wise-cracking career girls that Roz Russell portrayed In the movies? Another Rambova, with an annual floral offering on a grave? She got off at the third floor, and had given her name to the receptionist before she realized that she did;not know her employer's full name. Stephanie wnatf The girl was nodding at her In a .friendly fashion. "Stephanie's late this morning. Sit down, will you? She won't be long." "Would you mind telling me her —Stephanie's—surname ?" "'Martin, but call her Stephanie Everyone does." She saw Dale's expression, and smiled. "It's fi just like Ma'am. Or," her -smile, became a grin, "Mac; Don't worry, you'll get- used to it." . , •-i bale had formed a mental-image of a woman embodying all the much-advertised glamour of: her fa- by Elsie MaoJc.. Distributed, by. mous salon; it was rather disconcerting, a quarter of an hour later, to learn from the receptionist's signal that the plain, thin woman n her middle fifties coming from he elevator was Stephanie. Dale rose, introduced herself, and nit her hand into the square, firm one outheld. Lipstick, following the natural line of her mouth, was Stephanie's only make-up. Her eye- M-OWS had not been tweezed out and painted In, and-her short gray hair looked as U she cut it herself. "Sorry to have kept you waiting, Dale," she said, leading the way into her office. "How is Aggie?" "Very well." "1 needn't have asked. She's the healthiest female I know, barring myself." "It was kind of her to arrange this for me." "Most people don't recognize Aggie's kindness,"' Stephanie said. "She hides It so Well under that Bolshevist dictatorialism of hers!" Dale faltered, "But she didn't—" "Hold a bludgeon over me?" Stephanie shook her head. "No, I didn't Invent a Job for you just to oblige an old friend. In fact, you're a god-send. I don't enjoy Interview- Ing applicants from the Agency. They all expect me to look like Ava Gardner." Dale felt herself flushing, and Stephanie smiled. "I'm a dismal advertisement for my products! But after the half- century milestone, you can't paint youth back on. You can't cream it in with hormones, or girdle It hi with rubber." Her smile was questioning. "Do you think I'm a hypocrite, selling wares I don't believe in for myself 7" So strong a word had not. occurred to Dale, but—"It does seem paradoxical," she admitted. Stephanie smiled indulgently. "There's a definite therapeutic value in a facial. And a new coiffure can be as.curative In some maladies' as the surgeon's knife— and Infinitely less painful! What's wrong with selling glamour, if it gives a woman a brighter outlook on life, and renewed courage for all the humdrum problems?" Respect kindled in Dale as she studied the woman on the other side of the desk. The facial lines sloped upward, grooving the contours with serenity. The mouth was not beautiful by usual standards, but It was shaped to the habit of; tolerance ana compassion,. The eyes, Intimate with sadness. were unshadowed by it. Daw thought. Here's a woman wno knew- where- 1 she was going v and got there, - Maybe Andrea -.\ was right... (To Be Continued} Film Stars Going in for Livestock BISMARCK, N. D., (UP) —Four Hollywood scren personalities have filed cattle brands' here, State Brand Recorder Irvln Smith reported yesterday. Smith said he registered brands for actress Rosalind RUssell, actor Gregory Peck .ind movie Producer Jules Slein and his wife, Doris Jane Stein. Miss Russell'c brand Is an "X Lazy R up connected." Peck has a "G P Slash." S*ein has a ".Reverse S slash" and Mrs. Stein a "diamond over D" brand, Smith said he was" contacted by the Oppenheimer industries, inc., of Kansas City, Mo., which said it was representing six persons in- crested in registering brands in he state. The South Dakota board also reported Miss Russell and Peck reg- stered brands in that state, and a jjroup of movie stars including Miss iusseil, Peck, Gene Kelly, Jack Benny and the Steins have regis- ,ered brands in Nebraska. It was riot learned whether the group actually intends to run cat- Ic in the three states and Oppen- heirner has refused comment. Two Deaths Bring Total to Eighf By Thft Associated PfSSS A ytomg woman died In a hotlse ire last night arid an Oklahoma City salesman was Killed in & raffle accident earlier yesterday" o bring to eight the Arkansas 'iolent death toll since Sunday jrild ight. Miss Maxine Morgan 26 died when fire destroyed her house flt Tntrnan. Cause of the tire Was not determined. Her husband, iam Morgan is a Marine statldn- ed at the Millington Tenn. Navp Base, Truman Won't Talk About a President NEW YORK (fft —Harry S. Tru man, who knows about the ( U.S Presidency first hand, says no one will ever "hear me attack the man who holds.that office." "He has troubles enough withou a former presiden: criticizing him, Truman says. "It's a man-killing job." • He made: his comment In speech yesterdap at a meting o the Radii and Television Execu tives Society. At the time of its destruction in volcanic eruption in 79 A. D., Pom peii had a population of, more than 25,000. •.-.':. /.'.; • KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE ackache, loos of pep and energy, headaches and dizziness may be due to alow- down of kidney; function; Doctors esy good kidney function is very importantito good health. When gome, everyday condition, such us stress and strain, causes this important function to slow down.mnny folks suffernaK-. King backaclie—fcelmiserable. 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