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Fair Tonight With Scattered Frost. Thursday Mostly Fair and Warmer THE DAILY Ite^rer-Mail ^^^r A Better Newspaper 6a. /.# NEWSPAPER VOLUME LXXII — 237 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 7, 1953 PRICE: FIVE CENTS Body of Kidnaped Boy Found; Pair Held Landslide in Norway Buries Bus; Six Dead OSLO, Norway (UP) — A mile-long strip of coastal cliff rimmed by a railroad and a busy highway caved in today in a landslide that toppled houses, smashed automobiles and buried a loaded bus in suburban Oslo. Police said at least six persons in the bus were killed. Witnesses said they saw a seventh person buried. At least nine others were injured. | Rhee Ponders Plan to Free Anti-Red PWs Fearing a higher casualty toll, police broadcast an appeal over the Norwegian state radio asking witnesses to report any automobiles, bicycles or pedestrians they saw buried. Railroad and main highway connections between southern Norway and Sweden were cut by the slide. A heavily loaded commuter train escaped the disaster when its alert PANMUNJOM, Korea (UP) — President Syngman Rhee worked today on a plan to free 22,500 anti- Communists from Indian custody and the Reds warned that any at engineer, noting that a signal light j tempt t0 carry it out would lead ahead of him was flickering, to "serious consequences." braked to a halt. The slide occurred on a 1,000- foot cliff, Ekeberg Hill, just south of Oslo. Houses Demolished Commuter trains, buses and bicycles were streaming toward the city when the cliff quivered, started sliding down Rhee's intentions were made known by his provost marshal, Lt. Gen. Won Yung Duk, who almost wrecked the truce last June by freeing 25,000 anti-Red North Koreans after the president had given advance notice. Communists in Rage The Communists were infuriated Man Admits Slaying; Ransom Is Recovered KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP) — The nine-day-old Bobby Greenlease kidnap case ended today with discovery of his decomposed body in roar. Stones, earth, uprooted trees and crushed houses peeled away and! skidded downward The entire hillside slid down an average of 100 feet, Its base apparently undermined by the sea. Two buses were speeding along the highway at the spot One, filled with commuters, overtook ihe-sccondT-ffllBd-with -s&mrmp dren. The first bus was smashed under the toppling debris. The driver of the school bus stoppec* in time and backed up just as a crevice opened. Eight Vehicles Buried Six automobiles and two heavy! trucks were known to have been buried in the slide. ! Automobile roofs could be seen protruding from the torn earth, which was cratered and pocked. Ruined homes littered the crumbled area. Rescue workers hacked off the roof of the buried bus and hauled out surviving passengers and the bodies of those killed. Others sought possible victims in the other vehicles. a meeting of the Joint Military Ar misticc Commission. Major Gen. Lee Sang Cho, senior Communist delegate, charged that Rhee and his spokesmen have clamored that South Korea "will attack Indian troops in an attempt to engineer a mass breakout." "I now servo warning to your side," Lee told United Nations Command delegates, "toat^JMs mSTW destructive activity wfll lead to serious consequences." Maj. Gen. Blackshear N. Bryan, senior U.N. delegate on the armistice commission, assured the Com munists that "Our side will discharge its security requirements 100 per cent WILSON SAYS RUSSIA NOT YET READY — It will probably be three years before Russia will be able to engage in an H-bomb war, Charles E. Wilson, defense secretary, told in an interview. This statement was not considered to be in conflict with previous statements by other government officials. The secretary met the press in the Pentagon. (AP Wirephoto) Wilson Doubts Ability of Russia to Wage Atomic War and St. Louis at 1:05 a.m. Monday,) More than a week ago, on Mon- Oct. 5. ' jday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. CST. a Hoover named Hall as the oneiplump, 35-year-old, auburn haired who handled letters demanding the| woman hailed a.taxicab at a South $600,000 ransom payment. (Kansas City business district and > The two in custody in St. Louis,; ordered the driver to the exclusive aithe FBI said, implicated ThomasjCalholic day school, the French from the Missouri penitentiaryjshort distance away whero Bobby year term on a charge of molest-! Ordering the taxi to wait, the ing a child. 'woman told a nun. she was Bob- Mrs. Heady has a criminaliby's aunt, that his mother had record. Hall was paroled from thei-suffcred a heart attack while Missouri prison last April 24 fromjshopping, and that she had Como a five-year robbery sentence. ;to take him home. Army Fires As Security Group Risk Larnour Tries To Plapate Paris Wives DENVER (UP) — Movie Star Dorothy Lamour said today she isjgram in Central America 7 Implicated In Murder of IL S. Diplomat MEXICO CITY (UP)-The Defense Ministry said today seven Indian bandits have confessed they staged the attempted highway robbery which ended in the slaying of an American diplomat. A ministry spokesman said the seven would be charged with assault, murder, robbery and discharge of firearms in the shotgun death of Dr. Ralph B. Swain, an insect expert from Benton, 111., working under the Point Four pro- WASHINGTON (AP)—Secretary of Defense Wilson says he doesn't believe the Russians will be ready to wage sustained atomic war within three years and that^Jhey may not-have irowarr actual ready-] to-use hydrogen bomb. Wilson told a news conference Tuesday that ''to say they have a (hydrogen) bomb ready to drop and planes ready to drop them is perhaps stretching it a bit." He said he thinks the Russians are "three or four years back of us" in atomic weapons development, The secretary spoke only a few hours after president Eisenhower, in a talk at Atlantic City, N. J., had gravely recited the danger of atomic attack on the United States. The contrast between Wilson's words and the note of urgency sounded in the past by other administration officials made it evident that Eisenhower faced something of a problem in trying to get buying an advertisement in a Paris 111., newspaper to salve the marital wounds left there by a publicity stunt that failed to take into account human nature. The stunt, designed to plug Miss Lamour's appearance with a variety revue in Paris Oct. 28, consisted of "intimate" little postcards addressed to every third man in the area around the Illinois town. They read: "Darling: Don't forget our date at 8 p.m. Oct. 28. (signed) Dorothy." Actress Grieved Miss Lamour, who w%s not responsible for the notes, said she was genuinely sorry about the bombshell effect of the plan. One woman headed straight for a divorce lawyer and another kicked the picture window in her house to smithereens in an argu Swain Had No Cash Swain was killed last Saturday when he and his wife and two sons were stopped on the Pan American Highway 130 miles southwest of here by a group of bandits. One of the robbers shot Swain in the chest with a shotgun after he tried to explain he was carrying only travelers checks and could not give them the $230 cash they demanded. Vice President And Wife Off on Global Tour SAN FRANCISCO (UP)— Vice President Richard M. Nixon, accompanied by his wife, Pat, left today for Hawaii on the first over- ont wHh her husband. Still an-(seas leg of bis 37,000-mile "listen- ment wim ner «uoua. learning" tour as Presi- „. MU „„„ V -. «.« •»= wumu Tension Recedes On Issue of . British in Suez CAIRO, Egypt (UP)—Vice Premier Lt. Col. Gamal Abdel Nasser said today "There is an understanding" between Egypt and Great Britain on the issue of the Suez Canal Zone. Nasser, who heads the Egyptian delegation in talks with the British, added, however, "We do not want to be over-optimistic Nasser made the statement to newsmen before today's meeting of Egyptian and British negotiators. The negotiators met at the Cairo residence of Gen. Sir Brian Robertson, chief British negotiator. PekhTVFW Chief Faces Trial on Charge of Forgery PEKIN, 111. (UP)-Henry Haag, commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, will go on trial Oct. 27 on forgery charges. State's Attorney Ben F. Railsback filed the charges as a result of an automobile raffle planned by the post this summer. .Railsback told the post he would his official family to agree on Director Arthur S. Flemming that whether there is imminent danger!Russia now "is capable of deliver- from Russian H-bombs. !ing suddenly and without warning Moscow announced on Aug. 20:the most destructive weapon ever that "the explosion of a type of,devised by man on chosen targets hydrogen bomb was carried outjin the United States." Flemming with experimental aim" shortly i told newsmen, he meant the'hy- before that date. . :• • ... (ilrogcn bomb. nh-illnw (fnvn in m- Trmpnh iJohn Marsh, 37, who was released]Institute of Notre Dame dc Slon a shallow pave in bt. Joseph,\ ^ ' Mls ' sourj pC nitenUary!short distance away whom Rnhhv Mo., and the arrest of two,i wo years ago after serving a two-'was in the primary grade, persons in St. Louis. The Federal Bureau of Investigation here and in Washington confirmed the discovery. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in Washington identified the two under arrest in St. Louis as Carl Austin Hall, 37, and Bonnie Brown Heady, 41. Boy Shot Hoover also disclosed that Bobby's father, Robert C. Greenlease, 71-year-old millionaire Cadillac dealer here, had paid $600,000 ransom. He said a greater portion of the money had been recovered. Hoover indicated that perhaps the boy had been murdered before the ransom had been paid. He had been shot. Meager details of the negotiations were disclosed here shoftly after the tragic news was announced. Robert Ledterman, Tulsa, Okla., and Norbert O'Neill, Kansas City, both partners of Greenlease in the automobile business, called newsmen to the lawn of the Greenlease mansion in suburban Mission Hills, Kan. Hall Arrested in Hotel Officers said Carl Austin Hall, 37-year-old former convict, was arrested in his room at the Congress Hotel here during the night and admitted taking part in the .kidnaping. On information,, he WASHINGTON (AP) The Army announced Tuesday night the suspension for security reasons of an undisclosed number of persons at its Signal Corps laboratory at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. It declined to give details. The Chicago Tribune press service said that among five persons suspended were two "top scientists engaged in the development of America's radar defenses against enemy attack." The Tribune did not disclose the source of information for its copyrighted story, but said the Army's investigation! stemmed from an inquiry by the Senate investigations subcommittee headed by Sen. McCarthy, R.-Wis. The Chicago Tribune account said those suspended included j "two other scientific workers and clerical employe, similarly em- .PublicljMixpressed eral U. S. officials since i then in*lNY), chairman of the Senate' eludes: 1. A statement by Mobilisation: The actress-singer said here that she had never been so upset over anything during her entire career, and denied knowing anything about the stunt. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Abingdon 25 Bushnell — 25 Classified Ads -26,27 Comics - 23 Editorial 4 Galva 25 Knoxvilie 25 Markets U Monmouth — 18 Obituary — 25 Social 10,U Sports 21,22 Theater 6 Weather 18 a m. e.s.t. It was due to land at Hick am Field, Hawaii at 3:20 p.m. e.s.t. One of the first things Nixon was expected to do after his arrival in Hawaii was to bring the Hawaiian people renewed assurances that the Eisenhower administration is backing their aspirations for state hood. Dragnet It Is DALLAS, Tex. (UP)-While local residents have been up in arms over a murder-rapist in this area, newsmen have refrained from calling it a dragnet. But early today it happened. While officers were busy answering prowler calls the police radio suddenly blared out the boom, boo, boo, boom theme of the popular song "Dragnet." The state's attorney ordered tick et sales stopped by Aug. 1. When the post refused, Railsback filed a lottery information. Judge Ivan Yontz Tuesday denied a defense motion to quash the information, and set the date for the jury trial. Haag is free on $2,000 "bond. Prisoner Returns SCHULENBURG, Germany (UP) —German POW Johannes Otto, returning from nine years in Russian prison camps, smiled when he saw his name on a "killed in action" memorial. His smile faded when he walked home .and found that his wife had remarried and has borne four children by her second husband. Otto said he would live nearby so that he could visit bis own two teen-aged children. ' Mother Burned Saving Tots; Hers Perishes MARLBORO, Vt (UP)—A heroic teeri-aged mother was under treat ment for serious burns today after she rescued two children from a blazing home in which her infant son and five other youngsters died Mrs. Dorothy Seaton, 19, suffered first and second degree burns of the face and body in the flash fire Tuesday which destroyed the new home of her stepfather, Earl Hescock. Baby-Sittlng With Eight Mrs. Seaton was baby-sitting a group of eight children when the fire broke out. The young mother rushed into a bedroom and rescued Dennis Bohl, 8, a neighbor's child, and Cathy Jean Hescock, her stepfather's 2-month-old daughter. The Hescock's four other children, Carolyn, 6, Diane, 5, Marilyn, 4, and Earl Jr., 1, perished in the blaze with Mrs. Seaton's nine- month-old son, Roger, and Lucille Bohl, 9. No Justice WINNIPEG, Man. (UP)— Bruce Paget, 14, chased away from a knothole in the Winnipeg Stadium fence during Tuesday's football game, complained to local newspa-' pers that there isn't any justice. "Later I saw the same four policemen looking through the same knothole," he complained. ! 2T. A statement by,.Rep. Colc4-R-' House Atomic Committee, that fKussia has enough "deliverable" hydrogen bombs. 3. A comment Monday by Civil Defense Administrator Val Peterson that he was "assuming" no one has a hydrogen bomb yet. The United States is widely assumed to have practical H-bombs, although no official statement to that effect has been made, gave, officers picked" up Mrs. ployed in top secret military Iwork." 1 "All Ships Swarm To Guiana to Subdue Reds field." the Tribune said in a dis-|i n dies. Government spokesman F,f-n h i r ?- m Wa ? hin S ton wntten b - v jsaid the troops would protect British Guiana against "Communist in- Willard Edwards. Army Vague The Army, in a brief statement, disclosed no names and did not Bulls Fail to Hit Quota - Sounds Like Bologna VIENNA (UP) — A Czech Com munist newspaper said today that the country's bulls had failed to meet their reproduction quotas. "Zemedelske Noviny" complained that bulls in the Rymarov District "only fulfilled 50 per cent of their fertilization norms." The newspaper noted that bulls on the Ryamaov experimental farm itself were in better form, however, fertilizing 720 of 1,015 cows. But this was still only 70.5 peri cent instead of the 80 per cent! quota "prescribed by the Czech Cqmmunist Party and the government," the newspaper said. Mosquito's Fault CULVER CITY, Calif. (UP) Louis Gueret, charged with burglary, today blamed his troubles on a mosquito. Gueret told police he had been thinking for some time about burglarizing an automobile agency apd "When a mosquito woke me up at about 3 o'clock, I decided to get .the job done." the BcnSfcTBrown Heady, 41, at an] "All five men . . . have had Arsenal street address. (access for years to this country's Hoover quoted Hall as admitting (defense secrets in the electronics he shot the boy. The body was found behind the premises of a residence owned by Mrs. Heady at 1201 South 38th St., St. Joseph. The body was decomposed, according to the FBI. Officers said Mrs. Heady admit-'specify the security charges, ted taking the boy from the ex-j Tne Chicago- Tribune said elusive Catholic school in Kansas suspensions "were personally or-jBurghead City. They said Hall told how the; dei- ed" by Secretary of the Army ' boy was shot to death by a man Robert T. Stevens, he knew only as "Tom." I The Tribune account continued: Officers said they believed Hall I "Thirty employes at Ft. Mon- did the shooting himself with a ( mouth, in addition to those sus- snub-nosed .38 caliber revolveripended, are under investigation on found in his hotel room. j security grounds. A number of Police also found $293,972 of theithese will be questioned by the $600,000 ransom money paid by (McCarthy committee. "Several figures in the Rosen berg case will be involved in the LONDON (5)—Britain readied her second largest aircraft carrier,. Cue 33,000-ton Implacable, today -to rush reinforcements to the West the boy's father in Hall's room. Planned for Two Years Hall told officers "Tom" shotjinquiry. There are definite links the boy but that he buried thejbetween the former atomic spy body in a shallow grave behind]ring and those under investigation Mrs. Heady's house in St. Joseph, jin the present investigation." Hall said he had thought about' the kidnaping for two years before daring to try it out. He said he had heard of the auto dealer's wealth and had gone to a military academy with Greenlease's adopted son, Paul. Ledterman said he and O'Neill were the contacts with the kidnapers for the family. He said the money, in cash, was paid "on a bridge" between Kansas Douglas and Dirksen Plan Novel Debate two PARIS, III. (UP)—Illinois* CityjUnited States senators will stage,_ . ^ ... a novel "debate" Thursday in two Br 'tish governor, Sir Alfred Sav- Debt Repaid LONDON (UP)— Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert, 52, has dropped a lawsuit trigues." Three other warships—the 8,000- ton cruiser Superb and the 1,600- ton frigates Bigbury Bay and Bay — already were steaming at full speed carrying troops to the troubled colony on the northeast shoulder of South America. The 9,100-ton cruiser Sheffield sailed from Scotland Tuesday for the West Indies. In its announcement Tuesday night, the Colonial Office said a Red plot possibly aimed at setting up a Communist-dominated state was afoot in the colony. Bloodshed Feared "This would lead to bloodshed," the statement warned. It added: "In view of the latest developments, Her Majesty's government felt it necessary to send naval and military forces to Georgetown (the colony's capital) with the utmost dispatch in order to preserve peace and the safety of all classes." The statement, br.okc a five-day official silence on events in British Guiana, where the majority People's Progressive party is pressing for greater independence. The age, reportedly is considering the dismissal of some of his left-wing ministers. eastern Illinois towns Republican Sen. Everett M. Dirk sen and Democratic Sen. Paul H Douglas will speak before Edgar | ~ against the estate of her late fatherland Clark County teachers. jrp • i" 1 **' who bequeathed her "a farthing j But in the true sense, it won't! 1 Will. VultlCS (1-4 centl and three pieces of;be a debate like those staged by bread, this being the same she has given me." Mrs. Herbert's father left $2,240 to a couple of old friends. LONGSHORE STRIKE ENDS—A pier foreman, center, beckons members of the striking International liongiboreineu'* Aswfitatiiwi to work following an order by the 1LA that ended their walkout. A Taft-Hartley Law injunction initiated the return to work, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas a century ago. Dirksen and Douglas will speak on the same subject—but in different places. Senators Swap Platforms At 10:30 a.m., Douglas will take the rostrum and deliver a talk to the Edgar County Teachers' Institute ir. the Paris High School gymnasium. At about the same time, Dirksen will begin explaining his stand to the Clark County teachers gathered in the American Legion Hall at Marshall. Then each senator will hop into an auto and drive 15 miles to appear before the other audience. Douglas will make his talk before the Marshall crowd in the afternoon, while Dirksen speaks in Paris. Subject of the discussion is "The current economic, military and diplomatic position of the United States." Swamp Merger by Big Majority CHAMPAIGN, 111. tft-A proposal to merge Champaign and Urbana was defeated by a vote of 9,332 to 3,739 at a special election Tuesday. The two cities have been neighbors for 99 years. In Champaign the vote was 2,060 for the proposal and 4,842 against. Urbana voted 1,679 for and 4,490 against. One of seven wards in Urbana passed the proposal and it won in only one of 27 districts in €hampaign. Urbana was founded in 1833 as the seat of Champaign County, Champaign was incorporated as West Urbana in 1854, changing Its name three years later. 'Fire Handicapped' Sign Startles Milwaukeeang MILWAUKEE W - Th* slogan Serious Offeuse DONALDSONVILLE, La. (UP)-;"Fire the Handicapped" stood out Jerry, John and Lance Duhe faced ion the sign on Milwaukee's City charges today of "nabbing lizards;HaU tower, and the mayor's office in the night time." I resounded with protests and d> A statute passed in 1936 forbids inundations, catching Louisiana's chameleons at The mayor's secretary e*phiin*4 night when they congregate in everything: The slogan came about trees. accidentally when wprKmen were The brtohers had 600 lizards changing the sign fropi "Firt when wild life authorities nabbed vention Week" to "Hire t&* Hgji#> Hhem, sapped.'*

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