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Weather Forecast: Fair and Cooler Tonight; Tuesday Fair THE DAILY Kegister -Mail A Better Nuvispaper Community Chest Kick-off Tonight VOLUME LXXII — 241 GALESBURG, ILLINOi, O.-slMY, OCTOBER 12, 1953 PRICE: FIVE CENTS Couple Admits Slaying of Greenlease Boy Eisenhower to Go to People In Six States; Plans Visit To Farm and Ranch Owners WASHINGTON (UP)—President Eisenhower is going to the people,' especially farm and ranch folk, during (ho next 10 days on a campaign swing of real political significance. Although Mr. Eisenhower suffered an upset stomach over the weekend, While House aides said today he planned to go ahead with the gruelling trip. He will visit six states, several of them seared by drought and bubbling with economic and political problems on the eve of an election year. The administration is not panicky. Seeks Answers But Mr. Eisenhower and his advisers are gravely concerned by the farmers' troubles — falling prices, rising surpluses and drought. So the President is making an eyes-and-ears journey to learn something of one of the big problems confronting his administration. It is a case of: What's good for the farm' and cattle country voters is good for the Republican Party. As those votes go next year, so, probably, will go control of the 84th Congress. Mr. Eisenhower will visit the United States - Mexican border and six states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana and Texas. He motors Tuesday to Ilershcy, Pa., for a mammoth birthday party at $100 a plate to raise party funds. He will spend most of the following day, which actually is Mr. Eisenhower's 63rd birthday, at the White House. Here's the remainder of the schedule: Thursday, Oct. 15: arrive Defiance, 0., by train at 11:30 a.m. (e.s.t.) to participate- in laying the cofrtefsldhci of the Anthony Wayne Library of American Study. Pro­ ceed to Kansas City and in the evening deliver a major address before the Future Farmers of America. To Meet Governors Friday, Oct. J6: Breakfast in Kansas City with some of the governors of the 13 drought states accompanied by Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson and Civil Defense Administrator Val Peterson. Dinner in Kansas City with some hundreds of Future' Farmers of America and representatives of the American Royal Livestock and Horse .Show and American Hereford Associations. Saturday, Oct. 17: To New Orleans by air to lake part in the Louisiana Purchase sesquiccntermi- al exhibition, thence by air and automobile to Harlingen, Tex., to be the weekend ranch guest of Gov. Allan Shivers, a notable Democrat for Eisenhower in last year's presidential election. Texas went Republican. Monday, Oct. 19: Arrives before mid-day by automobile at the F;! con Dam on the Rio Grande, joint Vnilcd States • Mexic .vi undertaking, where President Adolfo Ruiz Cortincs and other Mexican officials, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and ;.; platoon of American officialdom will be waiting. He will greet the Mexican president in Guerrer . across the border and receive Mi Cortincs immediately afterward on the American side at Falcon Village. TKonil.r; IN TRIESTE—-Ma j. Gen. Sir John Winterton, left renter, commander of the Anglo-American Zone of Trieste, and IS c,cn. I'.ernice M. McFayden, right center, inspect the Trieste ixilirr fdire after the U.S. and Britain decided to return Zone A of (hr fir,, territory to Italy. Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito has warned U>;tt the move can lead to conflicts. (NEA Telepholo,) Benson's Views of Support Of Farm Prices Attacked MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP) —jdairy-hog-eattle state, thecomrmt -^f higher — instead of lower— price £ j ^^{JJ^JXS 1^.01X1.(3 On Trieste Issue Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. |tee will fly to Watertown, S. D.,|supports. Benson's view that farmers are.for another hearing Tuesday. It j Another blow at Eenson's views more interested in freedom thanjalso will visit Nebraska, Iowa, U-:came from the state Republican security went on political trial to-jlinois, Indiana and Ohio. (Farm Council. It passed a resolu- day before a congressional jury. With farm prices down sharply, tion Sunday calling for continuance And Benson's price support vicwslGOP leaders are worried about the!of basic crop price supports at a almost immecli-jfarm vole in next year's eongres- minimum of 9© per cent of parity. sional elections. jMandatory props at this level ex- Hall and Mate Confess; Face Federal Count WASHINGTON (UP) — Carl Austin Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Heady have confessed killing Robert Greenlease Jr., and even digging the boy's grave before kidnapping him, the FBI said today. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said both confessed that Hail shot the 6-year-old son of a wealthy Kansas City, Mo., Cadillac dealer in the state of Kansas. This laid them open to prosecution under the Lindberg federal kidnapping law and its maximum penalty of- ~ ' The FBI said the two kid- McCarthy GltS napers admitted that they dug the boy's grave behind 11^ A t/mAAft *A Mrs. Hearly's homo before the kid- llUIlCy II1UUI1 IU naping and that Hall purchased the! J lime that was to be placed over thejw^ . body even before the Greenleasei r-f litlfli l-'fArkO youngster was abducted. jllCoUIIIC 1 1 UUC Absolve Marsh The two kidnapers absolved ex- convict Thomas John Marsh of any! came under fire ately — from Minnesota Republican farm leaders as well as from the Minnesota Farmers Union. The attacks came as the House Agriculture Committee -- which|gressively" in devised the program of rigid high price decline, farm supports which Benson Reiterates Stand pirc Dec. 31, 1954. The next Congress will write new farm legisla-. Three Confess to Holdup Murder of Illinois Doctor PUEBLA, Mexico (UP)— Mex- can law enforcement agencies, with confessions from three of the participants in the holdup murder of Dr. Ralph S. Swain, today pressed their search for the fourth member of the robber band. The latest to admit his part in the shotgun slaying of Swain, an entomologist assigned to the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua, was Manuel Sanchez Ramirez, justice of peace in San Isidro. Swain, 40, of Benton, 111., was driving through Mexico with his wife and two sons Oct. 3 on the way to his post when the party was held up by highwaymen. The robbers demanded money and shot Swain when he was unable to produce it. Where to Find It 2 Sections 22 Pages Abingdon 19 Building 11 Uushncll - 10 Classified Ads -.20,21 Comics 17 Editorial 4 Galva 1!) Knoxvllle 19 Markets 18 Monmouth 14 Obituary -- 19 Social 8,9 Sports 15,16 Theater 6 Weather — 3 Chairman Fears Russia Is Planning Supply ofH-Bom bs INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Chair-iand speed to our entire atomic ! rcc < uirin S an W. Sterling Cole (R-N.Y.) of'etfort of World War II." supports.' The Minnesota Farmers Unidh, a persistent Benson critic, charged that Benson had failed to act "ag-!tion — with farmers' views in ••" in halting the farnvmind. i The committee set out with the hope that farmers, can recommend been criticizing — opened a series! In a statement prepared for the!a solution for the dairy problem, of farm belt hearings to find outjeommittec, Edwin ChrislJanson,[Government price proppers have what farmers think. state farmers union president, re-(accumulated $360,000,000 worthy of After a one day hearing in this 1 iterated the group's stand in favor : butter, cheese and dried milk. 'That's more than was sold last year by all the farmers in Minnesota, the nation's fifth biggest' dairy state. j Benson hasn't.said.auh «K4p3l#a-,' tion he will recommend to replace the expiring "rigid" price props! on storable crops. But he has/ spoken out against fixing of support prices on the basis of "political" considerations. He wants a "freer market" with less government controls over pricing and production. His goal is a program minimum need for price man w. Sterling beforc thc American the congressional Atomic Eneigyi Leg '. on>s national conference of """ ' 1 "" t state commanders and adjutants, he said there is "ominous" ev- Committec said today he fears that Russia has embarked on a program of producing "hundreds or even thousands" of hydrogen bombs. He said there is a real danger that the United States may fall behind in the atomic arms race, and Club Comedian Is Victim of Highway Crash idence that H-bonibs may be "far easier" to produce than scientists once thought. "If our own hydrogen effort falters, as it must not and need not, the Soviets have it in their cap,, , , ... , acitv to outstrip us — and out- called for a vastly increased U.S .i )H - ... , Ip ,.i ci „Ji„ „, in ,|.„ H-bomb program "comparable. in ^f e ff s ^ l ^jCl" &^ ^ a » d • scale, dollars, resources, daring; said 1 * \U. s. Route 66 PROTEST — Vladimir Popovic, Yugoslav ambassador to the U. S., gestures as he talks to renort- ers after meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Livingston Merchant at Washington to protest the U.S.-British decision to evacuate Zone "A" of Trieste and turn it over to Italy. Marshal Tito warned that the move can lead to conflicts with "unforeseeable consequences." APPLETON, Wis. (UP) — Sen. v-u.xjvv >» u .., u ., - —. Joseph McCarthy, a bridegroom of part in the kidnap-slaying, Hoovcriless than Iwo weeks, cut short his said, and the P"BI called off anyjhoneymoon today to, resume his search for him. 'investigation of what he terms Hall, 37, a wealthy lawyer's son "an extremely important" case of v , . ,who ran through a 5200,000 in-< "current espionage." BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (UP)— jheritance, previously had blamed, The Wisconsin Republican left President Tito warned today thatiMarsh for the actual killing. He,the airport here by private plane Rome would be held responsible ihad said Mrs. Heady, 41-year-old j and was expected to arrive in New for any armed clashes that might;j iard - dri " k ) n S <Jid not; York City in time for an afternoon ... ? iknow what part she played in the hearing into the recent suspension erupt between Yugoslav and Itauan'. ki(]na p in g of tne Doy the week of several Ft. Monmouth, N.J., troops in troubled Trieste. jbefore last. j employes as "security risks." Tito said he favored peaceful set-! The boy's father paid $600,000! McCarthy cut short his planned tlement through negotiation of thelransorn for the boy's release. Hall!three-week honeymoon with his long-smouldering Trieste issue but>as arrested with slightly less I bride, the former Jean Kerr, once warned his troops Would enter j than S300.000. The remainder has the senator's staff aide. Zone A, promised to Italy by thejnot been found. The FBI, in an-| McCarthy, chairman of a Senate United States and Britain, "the mo-,nouncing the Hall-Heady confes-jinvestigations subcommittee, said ment an Italian enters." jsions today, made no mention of i Sunday his staff had been working Srieakinc hpforo ?in nnn ™>r .;nn =ithe unfound ransom money. tseveral months on the investigation dorrfa, Tito said his- cotmtrr fco^j^Jfe^^ . "common sense will triumph and sta * of 1Ka " sas mad * "ime "It appears U> M »j** a way out will be found " a ' ec * era l offense and scheduled (current espionage of an extremes „ , , ,. ' , „ plans to file changes, under the dangerous nature," he said. Tito called for dissolution of thej£ indbergn , against in | promise to give Zone A includingj Kansas city Mo Iater today . j Lists No Names the great port city of Trieste, to j n v j ew 0 f { ne confessions, the' " e not name any prospective Italy. He called the Western pow-:j ust j ce Department said the' ted-\ hcarm & witnesses but said more ers decision to withdraw from thel pra ] government will not surren-i tnan 100 nat * Deen interviewed and zone "unjust." The Yugoslav president said the Western powers should not sacri- jfice the Yugoslav people's love of peace to induce Italy to ratify the European army agreement. 2-Car Collision Takes Four Lives BELLEVILLE, 111. (UP)-Four persons were found dead Sunday in the wreckage of two cars on 111. 13 near here. There were no witnesses to the accident, but police estimated it| LEXINGTON, 111. UP! — Willie; Shore, 40, veteran night club comedian was killed Monday when truck collided on 66 near Lexington. Shore, who lived at 6743 N. Loleta Ave., Chicago, was driving apparently bound from He said Russia has made unexpected speed in its atomic program because Soviet leaders "assigned supreme and overriding alone priority to their project from the:Springfield, 111., where he had corn- very outset." Jpleled an engagement at the Lake He did not estimate the cost of' . , „. . the stepped up H-bomb program he UuD - t0 ^ nlca g°-. proposed, but said it should be! 1Iis car collided head-on with a undertaken at once even if it means abandoning attempts to balance the federal budget. southbound truck driven by Donald Peters, 37, of Watseka. Shore was killed instantly. Peters was seriously injured and taken to the Pontiac Hospital.. Shore's body was identified by happened about 11 p.m. Saturday. 'Photo Trouble The dead were James Stafford.| WASHINGTON (UP) — James 52, Mrs. Bernicc Downs 43, both P .Mitchell, new secretary of labor, of St. Louis, Mrs. Ermanda Yates,' s t an( i s s j x f ee t tall but still looks state police from a number of cash 68, Donnellson, Ark., and William'dwarfed behind his desk. withdrawal slips drawn on the Sehwalb, 37, of Preeburg, 111. ; Photographers taking the first Lake Club which were found in | Both cars were found overturned pictures of Mitchell in his new of- one of his pockets, in a field along the road. One fice insisted he sit on a telephone The accident occurred about one of the cars, carrying Mrs. Downs book to look the proper height. ;half mile south of Lexington, and Mrs. Yates, was driven byj "I have very long legs and I'm! Shore's body was taken to the Staffor, police said. Sehwalb wasivery short waisted," Mitchell ex- Musselman Funeral Home at Lex- alone in the other car. 'plained. ington. U.S. Diplomat Is Beaten by Belgrade Mob BELGRADE, Yugoslavia IB— A Belgrade mob seriously beat an American diplomat today in the most serious incident since the United States and Great Britain decided to turn their zone of Trieste over to Italy. At the same time President Marshal Tito called for an urgent conference with the 'United States, Britain and Italy on the crisis and informed the United Nations the Trieste situation is a threat to peace. Angry demonstrators stormed the United States inhumation service building and beat information officer William B. King, who was an Associated Press correspondent during World War II. They seized news bulletins and burned them in a bonfire while others stormed the British reading room. Says Pacts Broken "Italy has signed various agreements, various alliances countless times and broken them," Tito said. "The European Defense Community will neither gain nor lose by the Italian signature "I consider that the Western Allies should realize that the Italian actions are plain blackmail." Tito showed no concern over reports that some Americans had demanded the cutting off of aid to Yugoslavia if Italian troops are not permitted to occupy Zone A. "Yugoslavs are not traders," Tito said. "The faithful sons of Yugoslavia are ready to lay down even their Jives for the defense of the interests and rights of their country." Yugoslav leaders stumped the t ^ el eral government will not oum,..-. der the two kidnapers to Missouri; a 'great number" have been state authorities as had beenj SUD P e n a ed. planned originally. j McCarthy and his bride have In their original stories, Mrs.! Deen visiting friends at his home Heady and Hall admitted the ab-jtown for the past two days. They duction, but insisted Marsh actual-! were guests at the home of Atty. Iy had shot (he boy. Hall insisted 'Urban Van Susteren, a close to St. Louis police that he had riot ifrien d. intended to harm the boy. j • — Hoover said Hall and Mrs. . - T _ Heady made their full confessions 'JreOIMa LiUUluei" when they were confronted withL, _ T _, all the evidence against them. I Y ai'tl Hit DV FlTC' He said this evidence includesj^, T cti I?A AAA blood stains found in a Plymouth Ijjet LiOSS »!!)laU,UUU SnTouThtTo ?SSiate° Ver Sald 'l PE0RIA ' IU - ^ Fire destroyed Hall sought to ehr^inate. and offices of ^ MU . also said the FBI has,^.^ Lumber Cq today> C. E. Powell, an officer of the Hoover identified a bullet which was imbedded in Mrs. Headv's Plymouth 1 ,. .. . ., , , . been ;firm, estimated damage at $150,000 and said all the company 's by St. Louis police when they ar-j re £? rcls we " destr ° ye ? ; ' p . rested Hall last week. - | Firemen from Ppona ' Pcona The FBI said the station wagon .. was used in the abduction of the, boy. station wagon as having, fired from a revolver recovered ar- Firemen Heights and Richwoods fought the Hazard of Marriage country Sunday denouncing the;""~"* ** -• Zone A promise and applauding the! NEW YORK (UP) — Mrs. Marie Trombly, 37 Modern Method DETROIT (UP)- Lester W. found it easy to track movement of more Yugoslav troops'Rizutto left on a honeymoon trip!down a hit-and-run driver who into Zone B, which is controlled to Bermuda today nursing first de- dented a fender on his car. by the Tito government. ;gree burns on her shoulders and Trombly picked up the radio tele- Italians remained calm even back. iphone in his car and called police, though the press played up anti- 1 Mrs. Rizutto and her new hus-Then he followed the fleeing motor- Tito reaction from Washington and band, Durante, were greeting ist, giving police details of the ]London. Some newspapers gave guests at a reception after their route. prominent display to demands ofjwedding Sunday night when the A patrol car following Trombly's Rep. James G. Fulton (R-Pa.) for bride's veil caught fire. She had instructions stopped the guilty mo- refusal of further military and eco-;been standing too close to a candle, torist, Arthur Holt, 64, at an inter' " ' * section and gave him a ticket. nomic aid to Yugoslavia. on the banquet table. Blaze Destroys Monmouth Lumber Yard; Stock and Building Total Loss MONMOUTH — A roaring, leap-[Square in the Warren County ing fire raced through the Mc-|town. Cullough Lumber and Coal Com- j Firemen worked feverishly and pany yard and office at Monmouth apprehensively this morning in this morning causing a total loss battling the blaze which was dis- to the building and stock. M in- covered about 10:30 o'clock. There juries have been reported. , are service stations on the other The fire at the lumber yard is \ three corner location at Fourth under control, it was announced at 1 o'clock this afternoon although five hose lines are still m operation at the fire scene and the ruins may smoulder for a day or two. and Main Gas Stations Endangered It was feared that the intense heat from the crackling lumber would cause an explosion in the filling stations. At the Standard BLAZING LUMBER YARD—Flames and billowing smoke are shown shooting up from the McCullough Lumber and Coal Company yard at Monmouth this morning. The huge lumber yard *nd contents were destroyed in the blaze which was discovered at 10:30 o'clock this morning. This picture was taken looking at the front of the yard which faces on Fourth avenue in Monmouth. The skeleton building at the right is the office. No estimates have been on the damage but it will be heavy as the large lumber yard was filled with many thousands of feet of lumber plus tons and tons of coal, fire department officials said. Crowd Gathers The flames from the intense fire shot high into the air, and downtown Monmouth was nearly deserted as hundreds, perhaps thousands, went to the fire scene. nade'Station, which is across South Main sttscet to the west-of the lumber yard, a pane of glass was cracked by the severe heat. Water was played on the three stations to hold down the temperature, and at noon today it was believed that the danger of explosion was past. This is another in a series of heavy fire losses in Monmouth in recent months. Other heavy damage fires recently include the Hamilton Produce Plant, this sum which is at the corner of fourth. meri ^ Ra ] pn W ells Elevator Avenue and South Main Street in|the huge warehouse of Gamble .Monmouth. The site of the fire: 1 is four blocks south of the Public) (Continued ou page 14) OFFICE FALLS IN FLAME—This is a later view of the same general scene at the Monmouth fire. Note that the office building, which can be seen iu the photo at the left, has crumpled tt the ground. The yard and contents ere » total loss. No one was injured. (Register-Mail parte.)

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