Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 20, 1953 · Page 1
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Tuesday, October 20, 1953
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Mostly Fair Tonight And Wednesday. Continued Unseasonably Warm Through Wednesday THE DAILY Reoisfer-Mail A Better Newspaper WANT AOS TMt of mum NATIONAL WANT AD WEEK J VOLUME LXXII — 248 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1953 PRICE: FIVE CENTS Cops Mum on Ransom Probe ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police investigators, veiling their inquiries behind closed doors, today continued digging into reports the FBI has discovered discrepancies in police accounts of the Greenlease kidnaping case. One of the officers who arrested Carl Austin Hall, the confessed kidnnp-slayer of C-year-old Bobby Greenlease, was questioned periodically for 10 hours Monday. The investigation by Chief of Police Jeremiah O'Connell centers Nervous Breakdown ST. LOUIS m — The police man who arrested the killer of G-ycar-old Bobby Greenlease, central figure in a closed-door inquiry into police handling of the case, was reported today to be suffering frori a nervous breakdown. around the handling of two suit cases in which about half of the $600,000 ransom money was recov ercd. Some $300,000 is still missing. Patrolman Elmer Dolan, who O'Connell said is not under sus pension nor held on any charge, was the first witness called in the closed-door probe. Lt. Louis Shoulders, Dolan's su pcrior officer in the arrest, was under a .physician's care for a nervous condition and was report cd unable to appear for question ing at this time. O'Connell said Shoulders will be questioned "as soon as his doctor says it will be all right to do so." The arrest of Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady followed a tip to Shoulders by taxi driver John Hager that Hall was armed and spending money on a big scale. Blonde Escapee Surrenders to Ohio Police CLEVELAND, Ohio (UP) — A shapely blonde fugitive told police today^she^Alked away froth an Illinois women's reformatory "because they just left the door open." The fugitive, Betty Jean Gruver, 29, left the Oakdale Reformatory at Dwight, 111., last Friday. She ended her freedom voluntarily in Cleveland Monday night when she telephoned police from a tavern and asked them to "come and get me." Miss Gruver was serving a 14- year sentence for the holdup murder of an Urbana, 111., gambler. "I've been hitch-hiking all over the country," Miss Gruver said. When asked why she turned herself in, she told officers, "I just don't know." Served Six Years She had served six years of her term, and would have been eligible for parole in about three years, according to police. When she surrendered, she was wearing a tight-fitting grey sweater and a tight skirt. Her prison clothes were, packed in a suitcase she was carrying. She was convicted in 1947 of first degree murder in the fatal shooting of A. Glen (Speed) Tilton, who is said to have been a gambler and owner of a motor court at Urbana. In the trial, the state charged Miss Gruver shot him in a robbery attempt. Kline Fails to Mirror Farm Idea: Solon Sweden Sees Blowup Of Neutrality Board Over Issue of Force COLUMBUS, Ohio W — Congressional farm lawmakers today accused the leader of the nation's biggest farm organization of being] out of step with farmers in ad-] vocating flexible and lower price supports for farmers. Rep. Harold O. Lovre (R-S.D.), a member of the touring House Agricultural Committee, said that Allan B. Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, "has lost contact with the' grass roots' thinking of farmers."! Kline Speaks Out I Lovre and several other members; spoke out in reply to Kline's charge] that the committee made up its: mind to recommend continuation \Y\* of present rigid high supports even ; 111 before setting out to get "grass 1 roots" views of farmers. Kline added in a speech at Dcs Moines Monday that "price fixers" are having a heydey" with fears of recession. Rep. W.R. Poagc (D. - Tex.) . commented that Kline, instead of [ ense . Department JS considering condemning the committee, should.' b . nn *?! n « homc on e or more of the commission would "break up" if the Communists insisted accept his invitation to come before ^^.S Army^'visions now sta- on using force against reluctant North Korean prisoners, it and present his views on farm t,onca In western Europe. i T f legislation. , 1 T "" u -«•»•> •--<-... ~~ J <»n btenstroem, bwedish delegate on the commission, US May Recall vision From European Duty WASHINGTON (UP)— The De- Reds Boycott Conferences PANMUNJOM, Korea (UP)—Sweden warned today it was "highly possible" the Neutral Nations Repatriation QUESTIONED ABOUT POLICE REPORTS—Patrolman Elmer Dolan, left, one of the policemen who arrested Carl Austin Hall in connection with the Greenlease kidnaping and murder, is shown as he appeared for questioning Monday in St. Louis. At right is Chief of Detectives James E. Chapman. The FBI is reported to have discovered discrepancies in stories told by- the two police who arrested Hall. (AP VVirephoto.) Big 3 Skip Talk Of Trip to Soviet WASHINGTON (UP)—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said today the Western Big Three foreign ministers gave no serious consideration to Prime Minister Winston Churchill's proposal for informal, top-level talks with Soviet Premier Georgi M. Malenkov. Dulles refused, ,|j^s^jever, to tell reporters what he discussed with Churchill in ptt^" ~" ^ Part of State Hard Pressed For Moisture vate conferences. He merely j said a lot of things were dis-: cussed around the coffee cups with Churchill, but that it would not be appropriate for him to report on the tone of those conversations. Dulles made the statement at a news conference after giving President Eisenhower a detailed report of last week's Big Three foreign ministers' meeting at London. Asked whether Churchill had informed the United States in any way that he plans to make a separate mission to Moscow, Dulles said no. Dulles said he had been advised on his way to the news conference that Churchill had just made a statement in the House of Commons on his view towards Big Four meetings with the Russians. Dulles said his only word on the Churchill statement was contained in news accounts of his statement. On the subject of Trieste, Dulles reaffirmed that the United States and Britain have not given any thought to reversing their position on handing over Zone A of Trieste to Italy. Two Ex-Galesburgers Effect Rescue of Two Small Brothers Two former Galesburg men played the major roles in the rescue last Thursday of two small missing Andalusia (Rock Island County) boys in an area along the Mississippi River, it was learned today. The former Galesburgers and heroes of the rescue are Edward Gll- liland and Lynn Carmack, of Moline, who volunteered to join in the search with their own airplanes. Two tiny pairs of footprints leading down to the edge of the river first brought dread to the parents' SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UP) — Drought-stricken Illinois is suffering a seven-inch rainfall deficiency this year, a forecaster said today. Farmers in many areas are hauling water for livestock. Pastures are reported in the worst shape since 1936. And the forest fire hazard has become critical in wooded sections. Paul F. Sutton of the Springfield Weather Bureau said rainfall through September totaled 5.65 inches below the 30-year average, and 'We are at least an inch to an inch and a half short" so far this month. South Hurt Most Sutton said the southern half of the state has been worst - hit. Farmers have been hauling water there for several weeks, he said. J.A. Ewing, state agricultural statistician, said it was "v^ry, very unusual" for a farm water shortage to be as bad as it is now in Illinois. "It's getting more serious," he said. "This just means that there just aren't going to be any pastures." Bettag Ousts 3 Linked to Theft Ring KANKAKEE, 111. W) — Dr. Otto Bettag, state welfare director, announced Monday night he had asked for the resignation of three employes of the Kankakee State Hospital in an investigation of thefts of an estimated million dollars in food and supplies. Dr. Betlag is conducting the investigation in which one man already had been charged with grand larceny. He is Ferdinand Foster, 64, Negro civil service truck driver for the hospital sinee 1937. He was seized Saturday and released Monday on $15,000 bond. Foster's Wife Out Among those who. resigned* Monday was Foster's wife, Lillie, a registered nurse employed by the hospital for 16 years. A woman cook and a laundry man also re- 1 signed at Dr. Bettag's request. The director declined to identify the pair. All three employes were on civil service. "Mrs. Foster was not involved in the theft but she felt she should resign in fairness to herself and the department of welfare," Dr. Bettag s"aid. No charges have been placed against the cook and laundry man, Dr. Bettag said, but evidence uncovered in his investigation is being turned over to State's Attorney Frank Curran of Kankakee County and to the State Attorney General's office for action. High officials said today no firm plans have been made. The final,issued the warning after decision will be up to President Czechoslovakia and Poland Eisenhower and the National Se-i , ., . , , curity Council. announced their boycott of Need Less Infantry 'the NNRC. As supreme commander of the. The Communist bloc represent- North Atlantic Treaty Organizationjatives stalked angrily out of a forces before he was elected presi-jcommission meeting because of dent, Mr. Eisenhower urged the de-|the group's refusal to force 7,800 ployment of a strong U. S. ground;North Koreans to attend inter- force in Europe, which he de-jviews with Red "persuaders." The scribed as the front line of resist-jwalkout indefinitely delayed the ance to Communist aggression.'explanations to anti - Communist The troop commitment was made,prisoners, in 1950 after a "great debate" inj Risk Increases Congress in which the late Sen.j "The risk of the commission is Robert A.Taft led forces opposed much greater than before," Stens- to it. [troem said. "It is highly possible The military argument for with- 1 the commission will break up if drawing some U.S. troops is that! we . cannot get the North Korean ., . , . . . t . prisoners to go to the explana- the need for American infantry- jj ons » men has been reduced in the past; stenstroem's announcement con- two years by development of newj stituted a {ormal alliance between weapons, such as the atomic can- the Swedish government and Swit- recently sent to Western !zerland in opposing the use of any force to bring North Korean prisoner from their compounds for face to face interviews with Red political- officers. The position of India, the .other neutral nation, was not formally revealed, but the Indians were known to be against the use of force at least for the time being nons Europe Caught Red-Handed LONDON (UP)-Roland Charles Maskall was fined $5.60 Monday after he pleaded guilty to whitewashing a police investigator. Constable Cripps told magistrate's court he was ordered to investigate a report that a man was painting "slogans on a car belonging to newlyweds." "When I approached the scene," he said, "the man (Maskall) whitewashed my helmet." Bush Opposes g Atom Secrets NEW YORK (UP) — Dr. Vannevar Bush, wartime head of the nation's top weapons and warfare research office, warned Monday night against further disclosure of technical information about the United States' new weapons, charging that the government had "told too much" already. Bush said the government had "erred gravely in the past"! through its disclosures which "will probably cost us dear." He said high-level military planning must be done in secret without guidance by the "horseback opinions of columnists" or special interest groups. Bush Wins Award Bush, former head of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, spoke before a banquet of the American Institute of Consulting Engineers which presented him Iraq Joins Ranks With Foe of Israel JERUSALEM (UP)—Neighboring, oil-rich Iraq answered Jordan's call for help in the crisis with Israel today by promising military and financial aid to halt "Jewish aggression." Amman radio broadcast the promise following an emergency three-hour cabinet meeting Monday night in the Iraqi capital at Baghdad. Ben-Gurion Defends Attacks It was announced later that Iraqi Premier Fadil Al Jamali would head the Iraqi delegation to an- emergency session of the Arab League's Political Council at Amman Wednesday. Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion Monday night defended a bloody attack by Israeli border settlers on a Jordan settlement. Ben-Gurion said the attack was made in reprisal for four years of Arab raids on Israel. England Pours More Troops Into South America PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (UP) —Six hundred British troops were enroute as reinforcements to British Guiana today as the deposed prime minister of the South American colony flew to Europe to plead his cause before the London government. Dr. Cheddi Jagan left Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana, Monday for Amsterdam aboard a Dutch airliner. Both Jagan and Linden F. DULLES RETURNS—Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, accompanied by Mrs; Dalles, re tarns to Washington farm the Big. Three foreign ministers meetings in -'Condon. Dalles expressed confidence in Washington, that the meetings will produce "some results" of interest toward peace and security in the future. (NEA Telephoto.) Steel Union to Map Plan for Pay Guarantee NEW YORK (UP)— The CIO United Steelworkers union's Wage Policy Committee meets here Wednesday to map strategy for an expected all-out demand next year for a guaranteeu annual wage in the industry. The powerful 170-man policy group will confer for two days to agree upon their tactics when con Burnham, education minister in the deposed government were held ^^M^M^^S ne"x*t Lrh ^rHinl 0 i y /nW l h0U be spring with U. S. Steel, Bethlehem fore boarding the plane. steel Republic steel a ' d other be . The ousted leaders were forced jhemo ' ths Pof ^ j^^y to use the Dutch route after British The sted industry>s totyal } airlines refused them passage and ment as of ]ast Au * ust 695P6( * V r — A- --v. A vi en .K an im ™ lgra V°? off i c , iaIs and of this number approximately with the second merit award in its|said they would not issue them; 580 000 re . „ p ,_„7, nf n „i ' 43-year history. He said he believed transit visas for a flight to Britain, ^tto uJtonfiSm? according 2? D ^°V r f P1 ? f vel °P ment °j ATh f two h ° pTe toA pr ° eeed from to the American Iron and Steel Inan atomic stockpde was sound Amsterdam to London to personal-, stitute About 90 cent f th p ^ llcy - - & pIead tteir case. J580.000 are unionized, the institute said of the missing boys, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hofer. Occasions Joyful Reunion However, the fears of the parents were displaced by a joyful reunion with their young sons when they were found safe approximately four hours later. Gilliland and Carmack were in the air only about a haf-hour when they spotted the two boys asleep under a tree in a densely wooded area along the river. An estimated five hundred neighbors, sheriff's deputies and highway patrolmen had combed the brush-cevered river bottom and nearby woods for several hours, after the Hofer children, Gary, 5, and Buddy, 3, had mysteriously disappeared from the fenced-in yard of their home about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Prepare for Patty On the kitchen table of the Hofer home sat a large birthday cake destined for Buddy's birthday Sunday. No trace of the children was found until searchers spotted two pairs of small footprints in the mud leading* to the edge of the river, which is about a haif-raile from the Hofer home. Believing the boys had fallen into the river, sheriff's officers sent an urgent call to the Rock | Island Rescue Squad. Gives Signal Meanwhile, Gilliland was flying his plane at tree-top level, with Carmack acting as observer. The rescue squad had arrived and was ready to launch a boat when Gilliland cut the plane motor and begin circling an area about a mile from the Hofer residence. This was the signal that he had found the children. Gilliland is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Gilliland, 822 W. North St., and is a veteran of the Air Force in World War II. He is employed as a mechanic and pilot for Brennan's Air Service at the Quad-Cities Airport in Moline. Carmack's parents are Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Carmack, who reside on the Milan Airport Road. The Carmack family formerly resided at 1066 N. Prairie St. in Galesburg and on a farm on the North Seminary Street Road. Carmack performed on the Galesburg High School football teams back in the era of 1932-34. He is now employed at a John Deere plant. His brother Wesley also played on the G.H.S. grid team* in that period. i Heart Ailment Claims Life of Carpenter Chief INDIANAPOLIS UV-William L Hutcheson, 79, general president of the AFL Carpenters Union for 36 years and a towering figure in the American labor movement, died in Methodist Hospital here today of a heart ailment. The veteran labor leader was brought to the hospital Oct. 12 for a stomach examination and suffered a heart attack Oct. 15 before the stomach tests were completed. He had been in critical condition since. Hutcheson, one of the few Republicans among top union officials, stepped down from the active presidency of the 822,000- member union Jan. 1, 1952, and was succeeded by his son, Maurice A. Hutcheson. The elder Hutcheson was named general president emeritus. Canyon Hides Fate of Crowd Aboard Mexican Airliner Oiie Missing DUARTE, Calif. (UP) -Marlin Hughes, 25, reported to Sheriff's deputies someone stole six pairs of E anties from her backyard clotbes- ne. She said the panties coulc* be identified by their fancy embroidery. Each pair was marked with a day of the week—Monday through Saturday. The theft occurred on Sunday. MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) —Rescue parties struggled into rugged Devil's Back Canyon today to reach the burned wreckage of a government- owned plane that crashed Monday en route to the U.S.­ Mexican fiesta officially opening the Rio Grande's Falcon Dam. Estimates of the number aboard ranged from the officially reported 14 believed to have been assigned seats on the two-engine DC3 to 20 or more. Two of those on the official passenger list of 14 turned up elsewhere later, but officials feared others may have gotten aboard the ill-fated plane without listing their names. Former Moline Man Missing There were unconfirmed reports in Mexico City that J. Clifford Safley, managing editor of the San Diego (Calif.) Union, and formerly with the Moline (111.) Daily Dispatch, was aboard the plane. Officials of the newspaper said they had not beard from him and expressed concern over the lack of any word. Mexican authorities reported they bad no knowledge of his whereabouts. 1 HEADS OF STATE DRINK TOAST — President Ruiz Cortines (left) of Mexico and President Dwight D. Eisenhower of the United States touch glasses as they drink a toast to their two countries at a luncheon at Falcon Dam in Texas' Rio Grande valley. After the luncheon the two chief executives went to the center of the International Falcon Dam for joint dedication ceremonies. (AP Wirephoto.) S. Korean Pilot Flees to Enemy With F51 Mustang SEOUL, Korea UPi— A reliable source said tonight that a South Korean Air Force pilot flew an F51 Mustang fighter-bomber to North Korea Monday and deserted to the Communists. Details were not available. U. S. 5th Air Force headquarters referred all queries to the South Korean defense ministry, but no official spokesman was available there at night. U. S. Far East Air Force headquarters in Tokyo said, "We don't have anything on it right now," and also referred newsmen to South Korean defense officials. False Alarmists Must Shine Brass, Pay Informers $20 PEORIA, 111. UP) — Plenty of brass polishing on the next six Saturdays faces Pete Forquer and Philip Hoover, both 16, for turning in a false fire alarm Sunday. Police Magistrate Charles Schofield gave them a choice Monday between fines of $25 apiece or spend six days making firehouse fixtures shine. They said they'd polish. A third youth, Robert Brown, 20, paid his fine. All three culprits must chip in to pay a $20 reward to the person who had them arrested. Iowa Students Stage Second Victory Riot AMES, Iowa (UP) — Itwa State College co-eds locked themselves in their rooms today as 4,000 football-happy students rioted for the second straight day. Classes, however, were being held on schedule. The students marched to the home of college president James Hilton demanding a holiday to celebrate Iowa State's upset victory over Missouri Saturday. When Hilton turned them down, they swept down on the nearby Lake Laverne dam and tried to open it. But they couldn't because "The dam is too damn big," Police Chief O. J. Erickson said. Panty Raid in Progress The youths, their ranks somewhat depleted, turned to roaming the campus and a group burst into Birch Hall, a girl's dormitory. 'Boys are running through the dormitory halls and we've had to ask the girls to lock themselves in," a college spokesman said early today. "They're having a panty raid." Meanwhile another group crowded the transcontinental Lincoln Highway, halting traffic for half an hour. They tore up several road signs and set fire to some straw. The latest riot was similar in scope and purpose to the wild demonstration that broke out on the campus late Sunday and continued into the early hours Monday. The main difference was that po- Ikc sent only one squad car this time to quiet the students. They used tear gas and clubs to quell the earlier demonstration. Mitchell Examines. Possible Hike in Minimum Wage WASHINGTON W) — The Eisenhower administration was reported today seriously considering asking Congress to increase the present 75 - cent - an - hour minimum wage. Former Secretary of Labor Martin P. Durkin had decided before he resigned last month to ask White House clearance for a request to raise the minimum to $1. Durkin's successor, James P. Mitchell, is now putting finishing touches on all the department's legislative proposals. Responsible sources, both on Capitol Hill and in the Labor Department, said odds are in favor of White House endorsement. Where to Find It 2 Sections 20 Pages Abingdon 11 Bushnell 17 Classified Ads 18,19 Comics — 15 Editorial 4 Galva V? Knoxville 17 Markets — If Monmouth - 18 Obituary — 17 Social - — 8.7 Sports 134* Theater ——, S Weatitcr 1 X

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