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Page 10 FBI Continues To Search For Ransom Money Missing In Greenlease Kidnaping ST. LOUIS 'j*—Fßl agents todayl continued to search tor the missing $300,000 ransom money in the Bob by Greenlease kidnaping case aft-' er drug addict Car! Austin Hall and his woman friend confessed to the premeditated slaying of the 6-year-old boy. Hall and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, held in St. Louis under SIOO,OOO bond, were scheduled to be returned to Kansas City to stand: trial. Hall admitted yesterday he fired a pistol buliet into the boy’s head after driving him across the Mis gouri-Kansas state line from Kan sas City shortly after the kidnap-: ing. The government filed charges here under the Lindbergh kidnap ing law immediately after the couple signed confession*. A fed eral grand jury will be convened to hear the evidence. The admissions cleared the miss ing Thomas John Marsh, 37, ex convict named earlier by Hall as Bobby's killer. Jackson County Prosecutor Rich ard Phelps agreed to let the fed eral government prosecute the two kidnapers. State charges had previously been filed. mi sgj^r Just tit back tnu relax—it's to quick, easy and convenient . ~ to low in cott... for example: Om ft si*4 Wy Tnp Dot Moines. lowa $33.90 $61.05 Boston. Mata. 32.30 58.15 Seattle. Wash. 65.05 117.10 Atlanta, Ga. 16.55 29.80 Dallaa, Texas __ 30.45 54.85 Norfolk. Va. 23.75 42.75 Little Rock. Ark. _ 25.70 46.30 Charleston. S. C. 15.50 27.90 MM Mmf TANARUS m AH Stm ftnt GREYHOUND TERMINAL 511 Southard St •# cam per ton 10 MO PI STANCE CALLS THROUGH FASTER if you give me the out-of-town num ber. That way I don’t have to make you wait while I get the number from ‘lnformation’ in the city you’re calling.** S* co tans Distance CALL 99 HUMBCR tovmtiß mtiminow AMO YilCOt APR COMPANY Tuesday, October IS, 1953 1 Conviction carries a possible death penalty. The FBI said Hall and his wom an friend admitted they dug Bob by’s shallow grave behind Mrs. Heady’s St. Joseph, Mo., home be fore the kidnaping More than $295,0% of the ran som money, in sio and S2O bills, was in the apartment-hotel room where Hall was seized Hall claims he doesn’t know what happened to! the rest of the $600,000 ransom. ' Bobby apparently was killed in Mrs. Heady’s station wagon after the couple had driven him to aj point near U. S. Highway 69 inj Kansas 12 miles from Kansas city. | A bullet found lodged in the blood-stained car was shown by iballistic tests to have been fired from a .38-caliber revolver taken | from Hall upon his arrest here. I FBI agents were reportedly still searching a wheat lield near the murder scene for the bullet which :killed the boy. A mechanical pen cil, -advertising one of the automo bile agencies operated by Robert! C. Greenlease Sr. 71-year-old fath er of the boy, was found at the scene. Botyby was known to have been carrying a pencil of this type. Marsh’s whereabouts still re mained a mystery. There has been speculation he may be dead. A St. Joseph attorney. Bernard Patton, said yesterday Hall made two telephone calls to him in an effort to cover up his trail. Patton said he got the call Oct. 5, the day after Hall collected the ransom and the day before Hall and Mrs. Heady were arrested in St. Louis. Patton said Hall asked him to request a rental agency to change its records so they would not show Mrs. Heady rented a car from the firm. The car was not the one used in the abduction. Patton also said he received a letter from Hall containing SSOO and asking him to pay for the rent al on the cars This letter was in tercepted by FBI agents. ’ Patton said he pieviously had represented Hall in civil matters. Religious Faith Is Better Than Bombs-Dulles WATERTOWN. N. Y. i.*-Secre tary of State Dulles holds that “our best reliance is not more and bigger bombs, but a way of life which reflects religious faith.” I “There is no despotism in the world,” Dulles asserted Sunday, “which can stand up against the impact” of a “gospel of freedom” based on Christian principles. And he declared that “Soviet rulers are attempting the impos sible” in trying to mud the citizens of satellite nations “to their materi alistic and repressive rule.” “We believe that the subject peoples have faith and hopes which cannot indefinitely be repressed.” he told an interdenominational community meeting. About 1,700 persons attended the meeting, which marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Presbyterian Church. Dul les recalled that his father preach ed there for 16 years. Dulles cautioned against what he termed the view of “a small minority” that the thoughts and expressions of U. S. citizens should be repressed in the face of inter national dangers. He said some people “honestly feel that the danger is so immi nent that we should impose uni formity of thought, or at least of expression abolishing diversity Re-enlist For Six More ■■■■ ! j i% BOBB\ LEE SMITH, AM2. USN, (center) and Louis Norcisa, CS2. LSX, (right) re-enlisted for six years at Airship Develop ment Squadron Eleven, NAS, Key West. They are shown tak ing their oath for Lt. C. P. MeMurray, USN. Norcisa is a na t;\e of Key \\ ?t. Smith comes from Longview Texas and was recently aw araed the Axr Medal for service in the Korean TheiM?. Plan For Fun '■*'tikis' hL v' I jHK *0 ™ i Hii 3H 1 esS" ... CMDR. ENRIQUE HERRERA SUIBT of the Cuban Navy, left, with Col. Jose Calazan Rod riguez, Commanding Officer of the Cruiser Cuba, center, and Julio Cabanas get together to plan future festivities of Cuba’s National holiday, el Grito de Yara.—Citiaen Staff Photo, Finch. At Least 16 People Tried To Collect Ransom I TULSA, Okla. <*—At least 16 dif ferent persons represented them selves as the kidnapers of little Bobby Greenlease and demanded ransom ranging from $5,000 to $600,000. This was disclosed in an Inter view last night with Robert L. Led terman, Tulsa auto dealer and business associate of the 6-year old murdered child’s father, Rob ert C. Greenlease of Kansas City. 1 Still grieving over the tragedy and exhausted from 10 davs of fruitless vigil, Ledterman told the story after returning home for the ■ first time since Sept. 28. That was the day his multimillionaire part ner and friend issued a plea for help when Bobby was kidnaped from school. It was a heartbreaking vigil, he said—lo days and nights of frus tration, virtually withuot sleep. Ledterman said he arrived in Kansas City at 6 p.m. the day of the crime. Boy Scout Passes His Biggest Test j TUCSON, Ariz. A Tucson 'Boy Scout who flunked a simple tracking test today told how he passed the biggest test of all saving his own life. Lost in the dangerous Santa Cat alina Mountains near here since Sunday, 11 - year - old Augustine Acuna fell back on the lore he had learned in his scout manual. He walked out of the mountains by himself yesterday afternoon while 100 searchers were looking for him. He had gone Into the mountains with his patrol to take a fairly easy tracking test. But he failed while coming down the trail alone. “I checked the location of the sun and tolerance within our nation and within 6ur alliances.” Of that he said, “There is some confusion of thinking which needs to be dispelled.” “We do not intend to turn this nation into a purely material fort ress and to suppress the freedom of thought and of expression,” he asserted. If that were done, he added, “our people would more and more assume the likeness of that which ’threatens and which we hate.” | Thirty minutes later he said the' family received a special delivery j letter from Carl Austin Hall, who with Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady confessed the kidnaping, demand ling $600,000 ransom. ! It stipulated that $400,000 was to be in S2O bills and S2OO, in $1 bills, the money to be obtained in equal portions from all 12 fed eral reserve banks. “Fifteen other parties called de manding ransom from $5,000 to $250,000,” Ledterman said. “Had Mr. Greenlease complied with all of the demands, he would have paid lVi million dollars in ransom. But we knew which of the callers was the right one.” . As it was, the $600,000 was the largest ransom ever paid. ! Complicating negotiations, he added, was a report from an under world character that gangsters 1 would intercept the money when it finally was delivered to the des ignated spot. ‘ Ledterman recounted dealings 'with my watch as I had been taught to do,” he said, “then Ij knew my directions were right.” J He traveled almost 15 miles, all of it on the beam. CIO Plan Rapped WASHINGTON Jfl - The U. S. Chamber of Commerce contends America’s economy would be shackled by a plan advanced by the CIO to guarantee annual mini mum wages for workers. Some major CIO unions have argued that, unlike top managerial men, many employes on weekly salaries are docked when there are layoffs. They said employers would regularize production and employment if they had to pay penalty wages when there was no j work. I The Chamber of Commerce, in a report Saturday said that, rather than- steady the economy, the plan would hamstring em ployers who can not control sea sonal demand, monetary and tax changes and other factors. Coffee Price Up i CHICAGO (.e—lt looks like the price of a cup of coffee in most Chicago restaurant! is going up— to about 15 cents. I Chief factor in the expected boost is the recent wholesale in crease of seven to nine cents a pound in the last month, said Don ald Kiesau, executive vice presi dent of the Chicago Restaurant Assn. He also cited more pay for labor. Most restaurants now charge from 10 to 12 cents for a cup of coffee which 10 years ago cost a nickel. 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For more than half a century, Cadillac has been a favorite car of the leading people in every com munity across the land. For Cadillac is the only car in America whose name has consistently been reserved for the finest cars it is practical to produce. People who want the finest have learned to come to Cadillac—as the tide goes with the moon! Of course, you don’t have to be a prominent person in order to find a reason for moving up to Cadillac. MULBERG CHEVROLET CO. Comer Caroline St & Telegraph Lane DIAL 2-6743 Communists Are Prepared To Begin “Explanations*' Soon By MILO FARNETI ] PANMUNJOM i.?'—The Commu nists indicated Monday they are ready to start interviews Wednes day for North Korean and Chinese war prisoners who refuse to return home. The POW repatriation com mission took steps to get the delay plagued explanations under way. The development came amidst charges by the U. N. Command that the Reds had shipped crated combat aircraft into North Korea in violation of the armistice terms. A UNC spokesman said an ‘ ur gent request’’ Vor investigation had been handed the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, the four nation body charged with policing the truce. However, at the same time. Gen. John E. Hull, new U. N. Far East ern commander, told newsmen knew* of “no serious’’ violations of the armistice by the Communists. “There have been some indica tions of violations,” he said, “but I know of no serious ones at pres ent.” The U. N. members of the Mili tary Armistice Commission assert ed in a statement that the Com munists had shipped the crated 1 aircraft from Manchuria to l iju airfield on the south side of the Yalu River, just a few miles from the huge Red air b*se at Antung. Manchuria. The U. N. statement gave no numbers of type. Hull flew to Korea Monday ir. his first visit to the battered pen insula since taking over the top U. N. Command post from Gcc Mark W. Clark. He first met with South Korean President Syngman Rhee in Seoul, then went to the Allied base camp at Munsan for conference-s vi; s,; Allied officers over the postponed “explanations” to reluctant i OWs Spokesmen for the repatriation commission remained silent, bui these signs pointed to a break in the dispute that has stalled the start of explanations since Sept. 26: | 1. The Communist Peiping radio ’said the Rods are “willing to make concessions” and start interview ing the 22 .600 anU-Communist POW s W ednesday ir. an effort to persuade them !o accept repatria tion. 2. The Indian command said the rules for “explanations 4 ’ had been read to all the POWs. Last week an Indian spokesman said the reading of the rules would be held up until just a few days before the interviews were to start. The explanations by Communist and Allied teams were postponed after each side rejected facilities! built by the other. The Commu nists demanded detailed changes. The UNC completed 20 tempo rary "explanation” booths Sunday! for Red use. but the Indian com mand said the Communists wanted a complete camp of 32 winterized tents before starimg the “explana tions.” The Reds, however, apparently changed their minds because Mon day s Peiping broadcast said the Communists would start the “ex planations” while ”lhe Americans proceed with (building) all the fa cilities.” The UNC also cut its estimate from four to two weeks the tiqie Key West Trim Shop 202 ELIZABETH STREET Key II est's Newest Trim Shop NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS SEAT COVERS DOOR PANELS HEADLINERS TOPS Starling at $29.95 and Up Come In and See Joe Mycek, Manager 9 for Free Estimate There is every practical reason for owning a Cadillac —as well as every personal one. I nder normal driving conditions, the Cadillac car w:ll run a full day on a single tankful of gasoline. The lowest priced Cadillac costs less than twenty two models of other makes of American-built cars. And a Cadillac, according to an authoritative study of national used car prices, will return a greater share of its owner’s investment at the time of resale than any other motor car in the land. So whether you are prominent , or whether you are practical —Cadillac is your perfect choice! Better come in and see us. Cadillac was never so fine and beautiful as it is today—and it was never more practical to own and enjoy. We’re at your service—any time you wish to call! fit would take to consract perma nent buildings the Reds want, it said the center would be finished by Oct. 21. There was no indication, mean while. w hen the UNC would begin jmeeting with the 2J Americans, 1 Briton, and 335 Sauta Koreans who refused repatriation. Gen. Hull told newsmen at Mun san. the Allied base camp near Panmunjom. that ho came to Ko rea “to get a good picture o! everything that’s going on.” His tour, coupled with the Im pending visit of George V. Allen, American ambassador to India, apparently is designed to smooth out differences between the Indian command and the Lnited States?. Wrong Verdict OKLAHOMA CITY i*-It never happened in Oklahoma before, so the judge hardly knew what to do. | Common Pleas Judge Carl Traub was appalled recently to find a jury had returned a “wrong” dam age suit verdict. The record showed a ruling lor the plaintiff, whereas jurors actually voted for the defendant. The mixup came about, he ex plained, through a wrong verdict form being used by the foreman. Rejecting pleas by both parties to hand down a decision one way or the other. Judge Traub played it safe by ordering the case re tried.