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AND MOBHRLY EVENING DEMOCRAT VOL. 34 ASSOCIATED PRESS AXD \VTDE WORLD FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE MOBERLY, MISSOURI FRIDAY, APRIL 24,1953 UOBERLT DfDKS E8T. 1816 1IOBERLY DEMOCRAT, B8T. 1873 MONTTOR, tSTABUSHsn law NO. 249 Three Gunmen Are Trapped During Holdup on Kingshighway; One Kills Himself; Two Others Wounded; Officer Is Shot in the Head Annual Spring Concert Tonight At Auditorium Final rehearsals were conducted today lor the eighth a n n u a l spring concert to be presented by , the J u n i o r College and Junior ' High School music departments at i 8 o'clock tonight in the Municipal · Auditorium. I The concert will be directed by ; Mrs. Clautline TripleU, vocal su- j pervisor, and Robert K. Webb, ! instrumental supervisor, in Mo- schools. ST. LOUIS '.-?--A board of directors meeting at a bank here today was interrupted by an attempted robbery with these dramatic resuits: One of three bandits (rapped inside the bank committed suicide. ; Tv.o other:-; were wounded. A fourth bandit, driving the get-away : berly's secondary car, escaped. One policeman was wounded in the head. ' A varied program will include Twenty tcrritifed employes look selections by the J u n i o r College- refuge in the basement, "some o f : Junior High b a n d , J u n i o r High them hiding in clothes lockers and girls' glee club. J u n i o r College in the vault. S»' ls ' slee clul:) a n d J u n o r College Spent bullets were scattered over choir, the bank lobby. Customers and Accompanists other employes huddled under f u r - Sharon n i l u r c as bullets whizzed over their heads. Treated for Hysteria Several of the women were I r c a t - j cd later at hospitals for hysteria. I As police poured in tear gas. the j bandits cursed loudly. The u n i d e n t i f i e d bandit who shot himself to death was carrying a c a n v a s satchel crammed with money. Police estimates of the amount ranged up to_ $150,000, \ill be Misses H a y d c n , Norma Wilson and Carol Taylor. The concert is free and the public is invited. Millions Participate In Civil Defense Test; Cities Are 'Bombed' CHICAGO uP--The biggest mock enemy attack ever staged will hit the area from the Rocky mountains Bank officials couldn't say how much was in it. to the Great Lakes today. More t h a n a million persons will j share in phases of the operation; which includes attack with irtug-! inary A-bombs, demolition bombs | and sabotage crews. I The exercise, dubbed "Operation | Wake-Up" will be p r i m a r i l y a civil j defense show, but the Air F o r c e ! ^ .and Army will have a p a r t . ·Simulated a t t a c k s will be made The wounded policeman, Col.. r ... . . Robert Heitz. was shot in the head. I Try to bave W o u n d e d He and a patrol car companion j ^ | j j g c P r o m I s l a n d " were the first of sonic 100 police-j ' men to reach the scene. Dozens of Shots Fired About 40 shots in all w e r e f i r e d . The gun battle took place at t h e Moberlyan and His Long Lost \ Brother Amazed at Reunion No Details SEOUL (.·?!--Four U. S. warships' FREED ROW BREAKS DOWN--Pfc. John A. Bloch of Detroit, steamed through a bombardment; Mich., lurches to his fee! in the midsf of an interview with as members of its board were in session. All the robbers were believed by ,, . , , , , , v . umi !' Sl j police to be from Chicago. Kansas, south Dakota, Ncoraska.i 1 ' n _ ^ r (hn ,,. nlln . lorl rnhh , Minnesota, low?. Missouri, Illinois., AVisconsin, and Michigan. from Communist shore batteries today in a bold operation to rescue wounded men f r o m an Allied-held island at the entrance to Wonsan harbor. There was no report whether the I John W. Frederick, 50. of Chicago, i said the ships and supporting Navy "bomb"] Another, shot in the foot, said ; Pantherjets silenced the Red guns. Will "Bomb" Targets Air Force bombers will designated targets in such cities as i h c wa:i William Scholl, also of Chi- Chicago, Detroit. St. Louis and Omaha. Some interceptors may be : spinal chord f nd a l u n g punctured ; ships were hit or whether the mis- i by a bullet, identified himself as '· sion was successful, but the Navy a chaplain a few mnures after he was freed during the second day's exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war at Panmunjom. Overcome with emotion, he burst into tears and said "I'm sorry, fellows, but I can't help it". He was helped to an ambulance and taken to Fre-sdom Village with other rerjatriates. (AP Wirephcto) sent up to spot the planes, officials say. Vital installations such as water plants will be presumed to have been damaged by saboteurs. Civil Air Patrol and. private planes will fill the air throughout the. test area. Some 250 of these converge on Omaha. Each of the three civil defense regions in the 11-statc area have submitted situations which will be presumed to have occurred. The A r m y will keep track of these incidents and plan w h a t e v e r steps are necessary to counteract them. I cago. ! The words The ships were the light cruiser Manchester and destroyers Owen, will be robbed" were ! Henderson and Epperson. In the air, Cap!. Joseph MeCon- ncil, a Sabre jet pilot from Apple Valley, Calif., was credited with downing his 10th Red MIG to become the Allies' fifth double jet ace. He also damaged another. Along the 155-mile front. Allied foot soldiers and Red troops tan- pled in bitter, small-scale fights. The E i g h t h ' A r m y said 14 Red And here in the headquarters of';p r o bes. the highest n u m b e r found chalked on a wall near a side entrance to the building lice understood the unheeded sage had been there yesterday. Two Blocks Away Heitz and another policeman j \vere only Iwp blocks from the i bank in a patrol car when they j were notified of the attempted rob- j the Civil Defense Agency in the . m o n t h , hit Allied positions. Sixteen E u r o p e a n a r m y , state's new Jefferson Building the \ (j. N. patrols reported skirmishes. (Continued on Page 6) Five Believed in Five Members Requested to Come to Swift Agreement With West Germany and Ratify Proposed European Defense Treaty PARIS i;?' -- S p u r r e d on by the U n i t e d S i a t c - i , i h e North A t l a n t i c Treaty O r g a n i z a t i o n f o r m a l l y r e q u e s t e d l i v e of its m e m b e r s to come tn a "quick a g r e e m e n t w i t h West G e r m a n y to create the proposed Transport Dives Into Ocean Off San Diego; Clothing in Debris Missouri "Targets" I JEFFERSON CITY W -- Three i Missouri cities and two counties will be the "targets" of bomb-laden "enemy" planes today as the state Civil Defense Agency launches its first statewide drill. But the "bombs." like everything else in the mock attacks to be carried out, will be entirely in the- imagination of Civil Defense work- 1 ers testing their ability to cope with a real disaster. The public will not participate. Between 2 p. m. and 10 p. m. the attacks arc ;B be m a d e on St. Louis, Springfield and St. Joseph, as well as the indu!rial area of Clay and Jackson Counties. When the word is passed that the "bombs" have fallen military | port. P a c i f i c Fleet Air H e a d q i i a r - i units police officers, firemen, doc- tors reported. ; - the shoe and several e m p t y \ ers gave Missouri ver SAN DIEGO iPi -- Five men were believed killed in the crash of a Navy plane just off San Diego l a s t j u . S. 7th Division. night, the Navy said today after a j glove and a shoe were f o u n d : among debris on the water. The glove was definitely identi-: Even as the Allied leader.- acted, ihe upper house of the West Cer- Smith Korean raiders killed or; man p a r l i a m e n t defied C h a n c e l l o r Konrad A d e n a u e r and voted to post- w o u n d e d 69 Chinese in a bloody j pone its decision on w h e t h e r to r a l i - " s m a l l - a r m s fight n e a r C h r i s t m a s : fy the a r m y treaty w h i c h w o u l d Hill on the Eastern Front, t h e : put half a million G e r m a n soldiers A r m y said. j into the two - million - man one- Beat Off Two Attacks j u n i f o r m force. I South of P a n m u n j o m , where d i s - j NATO's request for e a r l y ratifi- | abled war prisoners are being e x - ' c a t i o n c a m e f r o m the organ- I changed, an Allied outpost beat off! nation's top council the f o r e i g n , d e - j | two assaults by an estimated 7 0 J f e n s e and f i n a n c e ministers of t h e : I to SO Chinese. The Reds left seven ! W m e m b e r nations -- in a secret \ ' dead i session t o d a y . It was t h e i r first The Eighth A r m y said Red c a s - j a c t i o n d u r i n g the second day of z~ auifies inflicted by Allied ground | three - day m e e t i n g here. | troops in the week ended T\ies-! Approve Budget i day totaled 3.334 i n c l u d i n g 1,780 j The ministers also passed a 890 j k i l l e d . - M o s t were credited to the i m i l l i o n d o l l a r budget for a i r f i e l d s . ' .* Eiias Perkins Huried To Pavement of 24, North of Moberly Elias Perkins. 76. 1337 Scott a v e n u e , was injured about. 8:25 lied as belonging to one of th men on the hvo engine RD-4 trans-; inGood Soaking jet f u e l pipelines, c o m m u n i c a t i o n s · 0 - c [ oc k t |-,j s morning w h e n the and other " i n f r a s t r u c t u r e " instal- ihorsc anc! w a s o n ] 1C was driving l a t i n n s through 195S. An a i d e who c a m e nut of the a f t - cr.-fOon m e e t i n g said the p r o g r a m was approved w i t h o u t any dispute a m o n g the 50 - odd ministers from the K countries. The United Stales on Highway 24 north of here was struck by a 1951 Buick coupe driven by William Mason, 23, of Salisbury. A stale highway patrol officer and Moberly police officers were tors and communications experts will rush to t h e i r designated posts to handle the make gency. believe emer- KANSAS CITY I.TI - April show- ( s h a r e of the program has been 42 ' c " unlmoned ( 0 lhe b c c n c . The patrol It, the shoe and several e m p t y ; ers gave M s s o u r i a good soakir, life jackets were found a m o n g - d u r i n g the night. wreckage debris off Point Lorn a . ! They moved in yesterday after- j cent from now on. : per cent, but a high A m e r i c a n official said the U. S. may pay 43 per were G. L. Robertson To Open His Law Office Here May 1 I which j u t s out at the entrance to i noon d u m p i n g amounts ranging up San Diego bay, , to 3.17 inches at Pleasant Hill and A Point Loma resident reported I 2.68 at Hacrisonville. both in Cass hearing the plane dive and crash \ C o u n t y , Pledge Speed-Up Following the m n r n i n J. W. Bcycn, Netherlands foreign minister, told a news conference meeting, about 11 o'clock last n i g h t , shortly i Other r a i n f a l l reports, based on i t h c foreign ministers after t a k i n g off from the San Di: 6 a. m. r e a d i n g s , i n c l u d e d : Spring ego Naval Air Station. : field 1.85: St. Louis 1.68; Nevada, The plane was cnroute from E l ; 1,48: S k i d m o r c 1.28: B e t h a n y 1.05: Centro." Calif., to Alamcda. Calif., j C o l u m b i a .99: Kansas City .84 Belgium, Italy had declared t h e i r g o v e r n m e n t s 1.05: would speed up r a t i f i c a t i o n of the ; St. i E u r o n c a n a r m v pact "as n- G. L. ( L a r r y i Robertson, former United Slates district attorney at sengers. It was not St. Loin.-, w i l l open a law office a f t e r the take off. .n Moberly May 1 m rooms for- 7,000 U. S. Soldiers With Eventual Death for with a crew of three and two pas- ! Joseph .60 and West P l a i n s .56. heiird from i Some h a i l fell at Springfield. 1 P a r t l y cloudy and cooler weath- Planes searching the area e a r l y er is forecast for S a t u r d a y after m?rly occupied by the Mctropoli-. today spotted a life jacket on the thunclershowers move out of the tan Insurance Co.. in the Howard , water but no wreckage. s t a t e this evening. B u i l d i n g . Attorney Robertson re- j ----------------- ................... --------- . . . . . --· -------------- -- ...... ----------- ..... -------------- ...... -" cently resigned his position in St. ! L . ,. , ,, ' r I r\ LI/ \k! Loui. \New 5fory or Horror m karly Days of Korean War: Mr. Robertson was appointed ' V. S. disirict a t t o r n e y in October,! 1951. He considered the two most ' i m p o r t a n t cases during his bmf term as district^ a t t o r n e y , the I James Finr,e;an case and the F r e d ; Saigh income tax evasion case. | F i n n c g a n . a f o r m e r collector of in- j icrnal revenue, was charged \vi\h i malfeasance in office. Both Finne- ; gan a n d Saigh w e r e convicted. Mr. Robertson also will m a i n t a i n a law office in St. Louis, in the ; Security B u i l r i i n a . He and M r s . · Robcr:on will continue to m a k e t h e i r h o m o 0:1 t h c : r f a r m adjoining R o a n o k c . He is a f o r m e r pro- .sccutsng a t t o r n e y of C h a r i t o n County snd has been cncnscri in the practice of law for years. ; For four years during World W a r ' II. Robertson was chief enforcement a t t o r n e y for the O f f i c e of Price A d m i n i s t r a t i o n in St. Louis. m e m b e r a n d l a t e r he n n n i officer said both vehicles traveling eastward. Mason was passing the wagon, he said, and misjudged his distance in traffic. Kits a Rear Wheel Tiic automobile struck the left rear wheel of the wagon. T h e L u x e m b o u r g u . a£ ,,, n anc | Hie right f r o n t and side of the Buick were d a m a g e d . Perkins suffered a head i n j u r y ·.-hen he was f l u n g to the pave- I Start of Full-Scale i Truce Talks Delayed ! At Request of Reds 1 PANMUNJOM ,-?--The United Nations today sought an indefinite i extension of the exchange of sick I and wounded prisoners of the Koi rean War as 40 more Americans ! returned to freedom. I The 40 brought the total of Amer- I i c a n s liberated in the past five I days to 119--one short of the 120 \ promised originally by the Reds. ] However, in keeping with a I promise made Thursday, the Comi m u n i s t s said 17 more Americans j would be included in the 100 Allied itroops returned S a t u r d a y . The i Reds said four more British, four i Turks and 75 South Koreans also i would be exchanged then. i The Allies told the Reds today '· they were grateful and said the ' U. N. would send back more Comm u n i s t prisoners than the 5,800 : originally pledged. The Reds h a v e returned 500 Allied prisoners, as scheduled. They h a v e received 2,499 Communist dis- , abled. including 700 Chinese at a I rate of 500 s day except for today, i when one North Korean refused to return. j Delay New Truce Talks ! Tile U. N. will return 500 more | Reds S a t u r d a y . '·. In another tent at this neutral ; zone, liaison officers met for the ; second time this week. The Com' munists asked a one-day postponement of the resumption of full- scale armistice negotiations which had been slated for Saturday. i They said there were adminis- 1 t r a t i v e reasons and Rear Adm. John C. D a n i e l , chief U. N, liaison officer, readily agreed. Hc promised the Reds they could expect "an increase over our original estimate" of 5.800 Red sick and wounded to be returned. i Promise Return of "All" i The Communists promised to i give back "all" Allied sick and " w o u n d e d , including those captured i recently. ! Daniel told t h e Communists that u n d e r the Geneva Convention, re| t u r n of sick a n d wounded prisoners was intended to be a continuing ,. process. I "We note with gratification," ; said Daniel, "the indication given · by your side . . . that all sick and i i n j u r e d captured personnel in your custody will be repatriated under the current agreement without regard to the previous estimates which you have furnished. "I should like to reiterate that this is in complete accordance with our previous request that the most liberal criteria be used in determining eligibility . . . . Our side is following this practice. We antic-pate that it will result in an . increase over our original esti- m a t e . " The Communists issued no formal statement in the eight-minute . meeting. An incredulous "No Fooling' " j and a choked "Aw gee," were j ; the verbal reactions last night on ! · t h e long-popular "Truth or Con-j ! sequences" radio program when! I the master of ceremonies. Ralph i i Edwards, revealed to a Moberly : I youth and another from N e b r a s k a ; ! that they were blood brothers. · The Moberlyan is Airman, sec- J ond class, Leroy Lee, 19-year-old \ adopted son of Ralph Lee. Route ' 1. He is stationed at Camp Stone-, ; man, Calif., awaiting shipment j overseas. The brother is Glenn j Jones, USMC, also stationed in j California. The boys are of nearly ; the same age. i Promised a Surprise j j Both y o u n g men had been | I brought to the studio stage b y ! i Edwards, who previously had told i i them separately he had a sur-1 prise planned. Edwards preteid-1 ed to choose the service men and · a WAVE at random from the ! audience, while it was explained i (Continued on Page 6) I Airman Leroy Lee Young Mother Falls Rushing to Crying BabySon-and Dies KANSAS CITY Wi -- A young mother rushing to the crib of her crying son. fell on the bedroom floor and died today. The mother, Mrs. Shirley E. Tate, 19, apparently fell on a rug. She was found unconscious and died about 40 minutes later. Her husband, William L. Tate. said his wife had been in good health. An autopsy win be performed. a Captive, Set free, Has Of Moberly Mrs. Vera Funk Killed i In California Accident; I Father Here Called ! George Beckwith, employe of ! t h e McDonald Machine Shop, left | last night for Anaheim, Calif., ' called there by the accidental : death of a daughter, Mrs. Gale i Funk. I Mr. Beckwith was notified by i telephone Wednesday night that ; Mrs. Funk had been killed in an j automobile accident, but he did I not get particulars. He was told i funeral services would be held in i Anaheim. j Mrs. Funk is the former Miss ; Vera Eeckwith of Moberly. She i has a half-sister. Miss Lorraine iBeckwiih, R o u t e 2. Moberly, and I also is survived by her husband, i two daughters and four grandchil- I dren. A young hoy was being ' reared in her home at the time | of her death. F r a n c e , ' m u c h as possible." He said there would be m c n L Hc x v a s 1;lken by a m b u l a n c c no d e l a y in his own c o u n t r y , anci predicted complete ratification "by a u t u m n , " None of the foreign ministers (Continued on page 6) He was a c h a i r m a n of D e m o c r a t i c County attorney. By G E O R G E M C A R T H U R F R E E D O M V I L L A G E /?' --One t h o u s a n d A m e r i c a n soldiers cut off from t h e i r lines . . . "00 of t h e m w o u n d e d . . . ail .-. d e s p e r a t e t h a t they spelled out a g i a n l SOS w i t h corpses of t h e i r f a l l e n comrades. . . . e v e n t u a l d e a t h fr-r son. That new story "f horror in the early d a y s of the Korean War -- i n N o v e m b e r . 1950 -- was related today by Pvt. W i l l i a m J. P r a b u c k i . 21, Pittsburgh. He just had been returned by the C o m m u n i s t s after 29 m o n t h s in their prison camps. The 1.000 were s t r a n d e d a f t e r a "horrible" b a t t l e in \'-hich t h e r e were n e a r l y 75 per c e n t c a - u a l 'lies "We w e r e desperate . . . io des- p e r a t e t h a t we even spelled out mes.-;iges w i t h bodies in the snow," P r a h u c k i s a i d in a brief interview v. hicii didn't allow time for many d e t a i l s . K e l p Never C a m e V r a h u c k i said one p l a n e sighted t h e SOS in corpses and he u n d e r stood helicopters were being sent to pick up the wounded. But h e i p never came. ' · I n s t e a d . a message came t h r o u g h to lake off in groups of five. Most of us didn't w a n t to leave the wounded so somebody-I don't know who--arranged to surrender." U n d e r the surrender a g r e e m e n t , "The w o u n d e d were supposed !i be released. But they were not. to McCorniick h o s p i t a l . Hospital at- t a c h e s said late this morning he had a badly lacerated skull and other injuries not yet d e t e r m i n e d . His condition was describe^ as satisfactory, Car Driver Uninjured The horse was led from the scene, apparently not hurt. Mason was not injured. Couni-er-Claim Filed in Paris Damage Suit P A R I S -- Rep. Olliver W. Nolen has filed an answer and a counter- c l a i m to the suit brought against him in c i r c u i t court here by Dana C. Ragsdale. Ragsdale. w h o s e automobile struck two calves owned by Nolen. sued for S343.50 damages to his car in the collision. Nolen now seeks $250 for the loss of the calves. Food Leaders of Extension Clubs To Meet Tuesday A food leaders' workshop and meal planning meeting will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Municipal Auditorium with Miss Flora Carl, nutrition specialist of the i Missouri University extension ser- I vices, in charge. It is expected 68 ! will attend. ! Mrs. Ruth Bos, c'ounty home ag- j ent. called the meeting for the food | leaders of the county extension i clubs. "I'd say few -- no more t h a n : a dozen out of the 700 -- lived." ; The C o m m u n i s t s left some of t h e i"00 w o u n d e d behind, but l i n e d up i more t h a n 1.000 men and ordered i them to m a r c h north. For 23 days t h e y struggled nver North K o r e a n roads, a r r i v i n g about : C h r i s t m a s at ,-, prison c a m p t h e | c a p t i v e s labeled Death Valley. Pra| buck! s a i d . In the next few weeks "over 200 men died of starvation." . P r n b u c k i . an a r t i l l e r y m a n in the ' Second I n f a n t r y D i v i s i o n when cap- t u r e d . v . n e x c h a n g e d hy the Reds hecati.--c cf ;t hone ; i , ! n i e n l . T ;: - "mTfp.dcT c l i m a x e d a b a t t l e in '·' h i e h a r i i l i o r y was , at point blank range. d Churchill Knighted, Awarded insignia Of Order of Garter ' LONDON' ',?· -- Queen Elizabeth I I t / i d a y conferred a k n i g h t h o o d on P r i m e M i n i s t e r W i n s t o n C h u r c h i l l snrl i n v e s t e d h i m w i t h t h e i n s i g n i a of the Order of the G a r t e r . The nr-al honor* du not nffecl. his s t a n d i n s in thc House of C o m m o n s . The young Queen f o r m a l l y ' touched the 78 - y e a r - old prime i m i n i s t e r on the shoulder w i t h a I solden swnrd as he knelt before her ! at Windsor Castle tonight. From t h a t m o m e n t on. Churchill : b e c a m e the R i s h t Honorable Sir ; W i n s t o n C h u r c h i l l , k n i s h t of the G s r i r r . O r d e r o f M e r i t . C o m p a n ion "\ Honor, and m e m b e r of P a r - liament. Storm Delays Good News for Parents of Freed Missourian Edward Warren Plans I Reunion in St. Louis; I Father at Paris i The brother of a Moberlyan was j in the first group of sick a n d , I wounded Americans exchanged j with the Communists Monday at Panmunjom, Korea. Released after being held as a prisoner of war since the bitter I fighting of December. 1950, was i Vernon L. Warren. 20 - year - old j son of Warren G. Warren of Paris and Mrs. Hattie Warren of St. I Louis. | The brother is Edward L. War! ren, 21, of 101 East Burkhart ' street, who went to Korea with ! Vernon Aug. 2. 1950. They served together in the 24th Battalion of the 25 Infantry Division, though assigned to .different companies. Planning a Reunion The two negro brothers are planning a reunion next week in St. Louis. Vernon telegraphed his mother that he was in Japan and .would be flown home. He expects to reach St. Louis Monday, their mother telephoned Edward here last night. Edward was wounded March 14, 1951, returned to the United States : and was discharged last October. He came here and found employment to be near his father, then I a patient at McCormick hospitaL i The Moberlyan said three com: panics were out when Vernon's unit was cut off from the rest of · the battalion. It was believed then | that Vernon had been taken pris- I oner, but there was no assurance that he had survived until ths exchange of'prisoners started this | week and the names of Americans i released were flashed to the United 1 States. : Edward, who was discharged ] with the rank of sergeant, enlisted in 1948 after finishing high school in Kansas City. Vernon joined up a year later and was assigned to the same outfit. They volunteered for airborne duty and had completed j u m p training when they were reassigned to the infantry and shipped to Korea. To Return to School The Moberlyan, temporarily at the Playmorc, said he would return I to school this summer. He will ! enrol! at Wilberforce University in Wilberferce, Ohio. WEATHER MABTHASVILLE W -- Marlin Haver switched on the power supply lo his f a r m home about 5 z. m. today and his telephone immedi- a l e l y b e g a n t o ring. Neighbors f o r miles a r o u n d h a d beer, t r y i n g t h r o u g h o u t the night in get. word to K a v e r and his w i f e t h a t t h e i r son, Pfc. V i r g i l A. Kaver, 2,'i. was a m o n g the latest group 01 prisoners of war released by the C o m m u n i s t s in Korea. "1 hope to tell you --- we're sure excited.'' the f a t h e r said. Mrs. Kavcr burst into tears when she received the good news. The Kavcr.-, who live six miles f r o m i h i - E a s t C e n t r a l M i s s o u r i I CM. n. had been i s o l a t e d by a rain f.r,r\ e l e c t r i c a l .-uu-m. The K a v e r s had disconnected their power sup- | ply because of the storm. j i A flooding creek and the heavy rains had made roads almost i m - i passable. Only one neighbor had been able to m a k e it to the Kavcr h:'~ne early today. Wounded and Sick ; Kavcr. who operates a grain and feed store, said they had received a few letters from their son since he was taken captive, the latest- about two weeks ago, but had not' known he was ill or wounded. At Freedom Village in Korea. Kaver told newsmen he had a neck wound and was sick most of the t i m e "in the m i n i n g c a m p at Death Valley." Kaver said hc was beaten hy the Chinese with a rifle b u t t : because he was unable to carry a i load of wood. ' CENTRAL MISSOURI Thundershowers this afternoon or this evening Cooler tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and cool. High today near 75. Low t o n i g h t near 45. High Satu r d a y near 60. MISSOURI -- Thundershowers cast this evening, becoming partly cloudy, w i n d y and cooler tonight; Saturday partly cloudy and cooler; low tonight 40 northwest to 30 southeast high Saturday 55-60 n o r t h v ^ s t to fi.T southeast. Local Weather 8:30 this morning, 63. M i n i m u m last night. 57. Rainfall, .33 inch. For 24 - hour period before 6:30 last night: M a x i m u m , 74- Minimum, 35.

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