The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 27, 1952 · Page 7
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Defiant Red Prisoners Test Nerves of Guards At UN Prison on Koje SEOUL, Korea Mr-Defiant Red barged into Koje's Compound No 10 'flr nrlC/ltlCrK tdctofl *ll« nn-..n- f^t -nrl *.»«IU1.. l.-tl--. r " w.Aw war prisoners the nerves of U. N. guards In a series of Incidents this month and guards "met every j challenge" with maximum force, 1 killing four, and Injuring 64, the U. S. Eighth Army said today. Most of the casualties occurred at j^ the main U, N. war prisoner camp ^ on Koje Island off South Korea. It j was on Koje last June 10 that i American paratroopers broke Red " rule over prison- pens in a bloody battle In which one American and 40 prisoners were killed and 140 prisoners wounded. . , An Eighth Army spokesman . summed up disturbances In July and August this way: "In the last few weeks, prisoners of war and civillian Internees In their new SCO-men compounds have tried out the nerves of United Nations personnel, making trouble to and forcibly halted » maw tinging demonstration. Twelve other-prisoners, were hurt In the fight. Of the 64 prisoners injured 42 of them suffered gunshot wounds. The biggest month single injury toll of the occurred Aug. II wh .,_ *»u & . 11 wiieii guards halted rioting, rock-throwing Reds on Koje with 80 tear gas grenades and 12 rounds of birdshot from riot guns. Thirty-eight Reds were peppered by the shot. Most significant of the Army's reports today was that two rioU occurred on Koje. Aug. 19. About 200 prisoners began brawling among themselves. Troops, using tear gas grenades, entered the compound and restored order. Ten prisoners were hurt, in the prisoner fight and one POW was shot and wounded in the when he attempted to hit a 4 cce what force would be used against them. On every occasion we h.ive used maximum force. We have met every challenge." Incidents Kase Out The Army began yesterdav to dis-1 v, ^ *v. ~ —V ',,"*"-" ."""" close the prisoners incidents in I ha l *™' n iot ""f' ™ t! "*' piecemeal announcements after „ 1 1 ' 1 - re « cre ' R ° Incidents In Communist broadcast charged the n ' cnt *- flve Reds ™'e beaten U. N. with mistreating prisoners in August a year ago. An Army spokesman said there had been no intent to withhold information and added that the delay was caused by a reorganization of the camp command. Gen. Nam II, senior Communist '•negotiator at the Panmunjom truce- talks, made propaganda capital of the POW troubles at todav's truce session. He accused the TJ. N. cf "shamelciE, and cowardly slaughter" of captured Reds. Nam Il's casualty figures — one killed and 54 Injured — were lower than those announced by the Eighth Army. , Some Prisoners Hurt The prisoner disorders occurred on two islands and in camps on the South Korean mainland. Some incidents were put down without iniury. .Some prisoners were hurt In free- for-all fights among the prison Inmates. Fighting among prisoners kas been common as Communist and anti-Communist factinns clash—apparently for power within the stockades. Two prisoners were killed In escape attempts from mainland stockades. A third prisoner was killed when he stoned a guard at Hospital Camp No. 2 at Pnsan. The fourth POW met death Aue 23 when an Allied infantry company thigh U. N. officer with a club. Two Prisoners Shot On the same day two prisoners were shot and sounded when they pinkrti up and hurled at guards two I of 25 gas srcnades which the guards none seriously — In a fight with oiher prisoners at Nonsan camp on the mainland on July 30. On July 20 a POW was wounded In the hip in an escape attempt from Koje. Three prisoners have escaped on Knie. the Eighth Army said. There were two incidents on Che- ju Island, off South Korea, where several thousand prisoners were taken after the breakup of Koje's defiant compounds last June. Platinum Okay, Customs Say NEW YORK IIP) — Customs officials say an Air Prance steward, arrested yesterday on a charge of falling to declare seven platinum bars, had. no reason to try to hide the metal. There Is no duty on platinum brought Into this country, the customs spokesman said, and the only requirement Is that it be declared. But customs officials said the steward. Andre Foligny. 30, of Paris, apparently did not know this and hid the seven bars in a vest under hfs shirt. The platinum was valued at $7,000: Pitcairn Island Is 1,200 acres in Mother of Dead Invalid Girl Also Had to Locate a Lawyer MIAMI, Pla. Wi—Mrs. John Moskal had little time for grief. First, she had to find a lawyer to defend her 51-year-old husband, with whom she had lived happily for 33 years, against a murder charge. Then there were funeral arrangements to be made for their invalid daughter Adela, whose 13 years of suffering came to an end Monday when her father plunged a butcher knife into her heart. The attorney. Mark O'Quin. got Moskal released from Jail yesterday in S5.000 bond, and then Mrs. Moskal had to hurry home to their deserted apartement, so she would be there to comfort her husband when he returned. "In three seconds, my whole life was ruined," she told . a reporter. "We have always been happy—all three of us together. "I don't know flow he could have done It. He's a good man, and when he came home, he cried. He was devoted to Adcla." Mnsksl, who brought his family to Mlajnl five months ago after re' tiring from the grocery business In Newark. N. J., sent his wife out on a chopping errand Monday. I Then, he related to police, he led his daughter, an Invalid since birth, into the bathroom of their apartment and killed her "because I couldn't stand to see her suffer any more." The girl had been helpless since birth. 'Leg' Money Stolen INDIANAPOLIS UP> — There's no place a man can hide anything these days. Fred Parker, 85, told police someone stole a paper sack of money he pinned to his artificial I left leg- before going to sleep in a rooming house. * "1 406 W. Main cr cr Phone 4591 «j> ' WITH LAVISH FUR-TRIMS *fci Bew , iadM 68.00 «•/„«,'./„. Dyed-marmot, dyed-wh;t« fox, beaver or dyed- perslan-lamb give Hiese CoaN on air of luxury. In oil- wool suedes, novellies, zibeline-fleeces ond poodl*- dotht. All beautifully if/ltd for autumn VALUE-PACKED CORDUROYS > Bright shades sX/O Ml,, e ,-, ] aa lon An exceptional group of fine pinwals corduroy Oressej that look 10 much more than their low pric». Soil, feminine detailing. Many with full >\vipg »kirV fWi loc« trimt, big pocketi. Sizej 9 to 15, U to ]£ Rep. Keating Says Tax Probe to Be Beneficial WASHINGTON W5-Hep, Keating (R-NY) said today he believes a Hou«* committee's airing of a 1951 St. Louis grand Jury probe of Income tax fcandals will prove highly beneficial to the nation. "Because of this committee." Keating told newsmen, "I <ion't think there will lie ever again such an abuse of the public process as went on out there." He referred to testimony heard yesterday by a judiciary subcommittee to the effect that, some Justice Department officials triert' to steer the grand Jury to a "whitewash"'report. The group heard from four members of the grand Jury — Henry J. Butler, foreman; Clinton I,. VVhi'tte- more. deputy foreman: Cnllis p. Lovely and Mrs. Mary O. Messenger —and Marvin Hopprr who was an assistant O. S. attorney at the time. Slack to lie Heard Yet to be heard is Ellis N. Slack, an acting assistant attorney general now in charge of the department's Tax Division. Slack, who had n hanrt (n guiding the grand jury, Is slated for testimony tomorrow. The committee doesn't meet to- lay. v The former Jurymen fr-sUficd tiiat at the start they were "schooled" in the way Income tax cases were handled by revenue officials. They were given reasons why the government often closed cases because tux-payers had made vplmilnry disclosures of delinquencies or were aged or suffering physical disorders. They said they also were counseled that once a tax case was closed, a grand Jury coulrin't dig' into It. And after they looked over lists of tax cases that hnrt been shelved, they accepted a suggestion by (he district attorney, the Late Drake Wafson, to make a partial report. Watson's assistants—Hopper and William Costello — nctually wrote the report which vindicated the way In which tax matters had bwi handled under former collector James p. Finnegan. The testimony showed that the jurors thought everything was In order, that the report met the approval of the Justice Department and was all right with the Judge. But district Judge George H. Moore wasn't pleased. He was "astonished" nnd told the Jury so. In fact, he re-charged It and puttied It to new efforts. The result: a number of Indictments, including one against Pinncgnn. FlnneSiin C'onvMed Finneean Inter was convicted on two charges of misconduct In office. The case Is on appeal. One note of disagreement was struck during the hearing. Hopper snld 85 per cent, of the^report came from notes kept by Whitemorc. Not true said (he former juryman, Whlttcmorc said he approved the report but It certainly didn't reflect the suggestions he turned over to Hopper. The committee impounded Whlltemore's original notes, pending clearance from Judge Moore who had encouraged the joui-yincn to testify. The other jurymen said they got the feeling early in the proceedings that Watson and his assistants were being directed by Washington officials. Mrs. Hearst Asks $2 Million From Estate LOS ANOEI.ES MV-Mrs. Mtlll- cent V. Hearst wants 2M million dollars from the estate of her late husband, publisher William Randolph Hearst. In a suit filed yesterday, she said Hearst died owing her $2,- 41G,fiOO under two agreements', signed in 1521 and 1927; giving her up to 520,000 monthly for support of herself and their five sons. Sometimes he failed to make these payments, she. snld. Mrs. .Hearst snld executors of (he .-.Into have neither acknowledged nor rejected her claim, and she wants an accounting. Hearst's will left most of his estate In two trusts, one for the benefit of the widow snd the, sons, and the other for charitable purposes. Fruit Prices To Hold Steady WASHINGTON VP> — The Agriculture Department predicted today that retail prices of canned fruits « l-i possible, the agency Mid, that, prices may be a little lower than a year ago. Th* department's statement said the existence of larger than normal reserves of *+.*„„ t,t.,^,-> WJ i_-H/i.rjfu irujts canned fruits from last vt> m ±r£r ^WaTT £ '£j ^&g*«^'^ Don't be satisfied with on/thing It* lhan de luxe. 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