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"" 0. S. WBATHKR-BURKAC Variable .. high clcudlntm tonight fni Wednesday. Temperature* unchanged *t 2 p.m.: ' CjimpuH--89 . Airport-- 85- C?«t tibli In celurnn 1, ptat 20.) F I N A L * * * pL LXXVIII: NO. 260, ' TODAY'S NEWS TODAY . TUCSON, ARIZONA, TUESDAY EVENING; OCTOBER 31,J950 DIAL 2-5855 -FIVE CENTS--TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Go On, Shoot -She's Empty RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31. (U.PJ National guardsmen'drilling In the armory test' night t slammed a "dummy" 75-millimeter .shell Into a demonstration weapon and pulled the lanyard. B-O-O-M. ' A terrific explosion shook the building. Gaping holes appeared In two walls of the armory. Glass from more than 100 .wlndowpanes began flying, in ; all directions. A shower of, plaster and dust descended on, the s u r p r i s e d trainees. v , Along 1? blocks of the city, startled .residents 1 ' ducked : for cover.: Four homeowners ran outside and found their front porches missing. The projectile finally clattered to a halt in the middle of a busy intersection, but. (lid not explode. The shell carried no charge in its head. National Guard Commander W. G. Whartbri ordered_a full Investigation,.to determine how the supposedly'"dead" projectile happened to get mixed - in -with ammunition Issued for "dry run" drills. Tanks Front Allied Drive Resistance Stiff But U.S. Is Winning TOKYO, Wednesday, Nov. 1. (U.R) A tank-tipped U.S. column speared up the northwest : coast of Korea today within 25 miles of the Com munist emergency, ..capital of .Sin ulju on the Manchurlan frontier. Maj. Gen. John H. Church, com mander of the 24th division, ordere a forced · march throughout "'th night for the regiment leading, th push on Slauiju. He predicted: i would reach the Yalu. river bound ary by nightfall. The 21st regiment .of the 24tJ division, d u.b b e d "Task Fore Stevens"- for its commander, Col Richard W. Stevens of Pierre, S. D, »truck through the-coastal strong of Sonchon and eight miles be- PUERTO RICO FIGHT BLO Red Strategy Eyed By U. 3. WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. (ff)--American officials, professing no surprise at the appearance of Chinese Communist ·troops in the Korean war, still do not expect any open, large-scale intervention against United Nations forces. Pentagon officers cited to a reporter today two possible major reasons-for-the belated appearance tond it, across the last river barrier short of the Yalu, to a point 25 miles from Sinuiju. ' 'Allies Push Fast Except In the rugged mountains of north-central-Korea, the whole allied push-toward the frontiers went Into high"'gear, again. Flarins Communist resistance at severa points, notably a threat to the greai east coast bastion'of Hamhung^had checked the march for s time. The North Koreans, and their Chinese Communist supporters stU were fighting hard In some »cat tered sectors. But the United J^a tlons troops, were In the saddle and riding roughshod over mos' of the knots of resistance. The U. S. 24th division took over the lead In the rush toward the Manchurlan border. Task Force Stevens sped some 27 miles up the main west coast-highway ifrscarce- ly 24 hours. Other spearheads of the 24th, Sulho- at' 630,000 'kilowatts. Information Is Scanty Very little information-^has- been published about,. North Korean power developments. Neither, the Japanese nor the North Koreans provided public reports concern; ing them. The, U. S. 10th corps: yesterday reported that Chinese. Communists were ' -counterattacking near- the Hhosln ireservo'favtaijnorth ^central vorea. Hydro-electric . plants, "at his reservoir .supplied power for the large scale industry on 'the ast coast of Korea.- American lombers destroyed most of this Industry'- -many.' ,week*T«gc*g.but 5 s SH£? e - ~ ' - v ' * ' " t o JVJeXi along with the Stevens outfit, -were ordered to continue their advance all night "We: have them off balance," Church said. "If we let .them gat set we, will have to" dig them out. 1 will be very surprised if we haven't reached the Yalu river by Wednesday -.night. "The men are tired. They probably will growl like hell and cuss 1 me out, but-ln the end It will,save lives." May Reach Vain Tomorrow Church added that-he also would be greatly surprised If the 21st| regiment moving up the coast ran into more: -than one Communist battalion, on the road to Slnulju, A said of Chinese'soldiers in Korea: 1. Red China's determination to protect the...,huge:., Suiho-Supong power dam on the Salu river which supplies- electricity lor.-Manchurlan points as distant as Harbin-and the Russian-naval base at Port Arthur. 2. An apparently determined policy-, to keep Korea from, working out its own nonrCommunist salvation by -delaying United Nations- efforts' to 'pacify; unify: and rebuild the",, war ravaged -country. Power On China Side' Most of the Yalu power instal- atlons, toward which American troops are driving, are on the Clii- nese^side of the river. But several of the big dams are anchored on the Korean side. This ·.- series .--/of, power plants, rlgina'lly built '--by. the* Japanese hen- they controlled both Man- huria .and Korea, is the biggest ower, producerVJn -North Korea. ;-far as'it known here. The Natlonal:';Geograpblc society says the Suihb::,dam makes the Jargest single:,contribution to a total North Korean power output of U. Korean Fighters ^ Pace Winter Cold TOKYO, Oct. 31. OT --Cold weather is predicted for United Nations, troops 'in Korea next' month. Royal air force weather experts, forecast.-snow andiice with minimum._temperatures as low as 11 degrees. The weathermen said the cold probably will continue through January. Mexican Trip For Tax Free Air Ducats Out about l.OOOjOOO-kilowatts. Old S. army manuals'; estimate the Those tax-saving'trips to Nogales, Sonora, for air :lin.e tickets have come to an end, Ealph Radcliffe American-Airlines -representative in -Tucson, said'today. 'Effective, tomorrow .people who buy; tickets'in Mexico will have, to pay the-15-; per-, cent .federal-tax before they can; .use'.them,, Radclllfe said. The new ruling,is the result of the passage last month of, the new federal tax law, :.which gave -the !In" Anna and John, Phoenix Publishers John Boettiger Jumps To Death NEW- YORKr Oct. 31. (U.R)--John Boettiger, 50, whose three wives included tie only daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt, ended his brilliant career! today in a death plunge from a seventh floor hotel window to the sidewalk of east 54th street. He battered down-.a male nurse 'assigned by physicians to guard,_ him said. If a traveler signs an affidavit that he has beercln continuous passage by .public conveyance-from In- si53 Mexico, lie can proceed on His way by American air travel without paying the U. S. fax. His, tickets, o' American military -officials fear hat' If the Reds make a stand lere they 'may force destruction of the dams and power plants'by the allies. -Falling this, the Reds might do the hemselves if northward; job 7 of destruction they -are" forced U.S.Keeps Up Fight For Lie NEW YORK, Oct 31. .UPS -- The Jnlted States, urging that Trygve Lie -be continued as UN secretary general, appealed -to the general assembly today to override Russian ternal revenue department ttie right for the first time to make such collections. There is one exception;-Radcliffe r-must NORTH HOLLYWOOD,, Oct. 31. j[£--Failure of^Joh_ __.--tiger's .Arizona- newspaper- venture and not-JUa^xdlvorce,, from' Anna It ,IlooseTcltVItii;' war blamedi today ,fT»y his brotfier. for his, breakdown 5s«(8r U. S.. First .corps spokesman the 21st: regiment, rocketing north ward, behind a shield-of big Pershing tanks. ; 'crossed .the.Chong the the last, natural' barrier river, across light. BY nightfall the regiment more .than two .miles pasi higlnvay, without a was the Chong and eight miles beyond Son- chon, one of the last towns of any size south of the Yalu. Some 25 miles to-the^ northeast, the 5th regiment of the 24th dlvi slon moved three miles .north of Kusong to the Igudong road junction, 29 miles from the Yalu. .The 19th" regiment of the 24th ·was clearing the road frcm Chong- ju to Kusong. It was under some mortar and automatic weapons fire Tuesday niglit frSm about 500 Communist troops in the hiiu along both sides of the road. All Requests For 'Encores Denied BALTIMORE. Oct. 31. (*) -- A burglar .worked for nearly half an hour try ing'to crack a safe at a food market last sight. You don't have to take the arresting officer's word for it. ,-· There were a'bout 200 eyewitnesses. -T 1-* * " ~ 1 ,It seems the yegg chow no wori on the sofe-^rtth 1 haiwrier aixfchisel practically out in the open, -there were several light* onvlniide "the «oi» anfi a fuB view; 'tnto it through a" large pl»t* glass window. ,"' " v ' A", large crowd collected tfr watch .the show before the police ^forcibly removed the main performer. ~ " i efforts to oust him. "The issue that confronts us now is part of the:struggle for peace," S. Delegate Warren R. Austin old- the assembly. "We cannot wmit our efforts to be undermined,, sabotaged,; or attacked in irectly by a veto of the man who ad the courage to take his stand jalnst aggression. In Korsa on the th of June. 'We know frora experience that Vygve Lie win : perform his duty ndependently and courageously. " know that he will defend the charter.' Austin referred to -Russian ef- orts to veto Lie's.re-election in the. security council,; aad told .the veto-less assembly: · "The veto'was not employed because Mr. Lie had "been'. Incompetent, timid, or derelict ip his dntj-. It was employed because his actions. In response" to the expressed wish of. 53 member states, did not conform to the .national policies .of one of the permanent members." Austin" said 'RufisiaV veto "was employed to punish the secretary- general for carryftag out faithfully the decisions of the security council to resist aggression in Korea Before Austin spoke, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob A. Malik was defeated in an .attempt to have the -issue-postponed. - - · "Vi The penalty for signing a false affidavit, Radcliffe warned, Js heavy, He said American. Airlines plans'to cc-operate fully with federal au thorftles in- seeing that the tax- is collected where it Is due. In . the past, he said, a ""substantial" portion of the air travel out of Tucson was on tickets purchased south of the Mexican border. An indication of: the difference in travel cost resulting from the new ruling-may be had by considering the one-way trip to Chicago. The ticket, without tax, is $93.30. With tax it comes to $107.30. Conceivably, the federal tax, still could be saved, however, If^one started his flight from some"Tkfex can point such as Hermoslllo Mazatlan. Nogales, however,;",.woul not suffice, because there is'no-ai two physicians to against himself in his "suite in thi swank Hotel Weylih J and, in pajamas fresh from his,bed an fretful sleep, dived through the window. The doctors triecV and failed; yesterday to persuade-liim t enter a psychiatric hospital and were going to:try.r,agairi.today.' 7- To : his "third 1 ;: and -- current- wife Boettiger-left--this note:-.: -': "Gppd.-night,-- darling.;' We... love you.'' ; !: IrwaS"on'e"of two" s"crawled 'notes found on his bedside table,, evidently .written' during the early morning hours while the.five-foot t»to the- paptr (The .Arizona able to WcoTer-, anytKrng," ndd 7. 0, ^Bnttttffr. real dtate invest- lent broker. '"He *a«"trJed -many time* to free his mind from this defeat bat nothing aeened to do any good." one-inch nurse sat in a chair m Tront of the window to protect his six-foot patient against goicide. The second note was not legible. It was thfr second suicide bid within a week for the handsome aad dashing newspaperman who wooed and ,won the president's! daughter while covering the White House for the Chicago Tribune. Later he and'Anna Roosevelt were partner-publisners and editors In .Seattle .and. ?hoentc Ariz: They were divorced on Aug. 1, 1949, and Boettiger remarried :in.November. Theodor Swanson,'-- president of the" public" delations- firm of which Boettiger Was a-vice-president, attributed his "breakdown to nostalgia for- newspaper work. She is thT'fc-nner.. Mrs!" Virginia' Lunn, whom he married last November at The Hague, Netherlands. Last summer, the couple motored to California.to visit relatives and Boettiger. returned last month. Jeaving-Mrs. Boettiger -with her brother In Bakersfield, Calif. Boettiger met the only "daughter of the late President in 1332 during trip. They " ' ~ Demand Ne\v eath Probe * ____ Sorrowing parents of Bruce Stanley Howe, 20, whos body was found dangling by the neck in a Jaynes Statior motel stall, won another round in their fight today to prov their son a- murder victim rather than a suicide. Corone Clark H. Johnson said he asked the sheriff's office to make complete investigation to determin if there is sufficient .evidence t order .Howe's body exhumed. Undersherlff John Phebus sai today 'the- ;· case .has never . bee closed and an investigation ml the -death of the young -salesman, j a motel near Jaynes Station on th Marana road 'is- nearly complet locally.- Howe was' found dead a 7:32. a.m., Sept. 11, and it is be lieved he had died Sept. 7. The death --of Howe, has bee called a suicide,' but the · fathei Stanley- J. : Howe, of -Vista, has reso lutely maintained that- his son wa murdered.. At Vista/ : friends o Howe., have been talking: about -appealing tp-governors of both Cal ·ornia^rid-' Arizona, for action, if 'ull : investigation cannot be ob tained otherwise. , Among "the -confused evidenc Bulldozer Takes Halloween Rap JASPER PLACE; Alta., Oct. 31. (U.R) --H'a 11 b w e e n pranksters jumped, .aboard a - .$14,000 bulldozer last night, drove it out of, town, and' dumped it into. a ravine two miles from this village. New York Vote Campaign Still Bitter Brawl that: is.- presently confronting An zona and-. California: investigator are some of, the following. reports Coroner James M. Howsare,. wh went to the motel- to investigate he youth's -death and later turned ALBANY,, N. Y.,-OcL:.'31. 'few--York state's brawling election ampaign, spiced with scandal . . . . , nt yvuwi.3 AJcai-ii auu icn-ci. tunic* iharges and eyed for a national hjs information over: to Corone: Johnson, said today that when entered cabin No. 7- at the Mohawk motel there -was, no evidence o either a violent death or -a suicide . "There was no_ suicide "note :or other evidence of suicide," Howsare said. "The room- was in order however,, and there- was no evi dence--of any violence." ...-Among, the-criticisms-of the loca investigation- "from the youth's home town, as published last week In .the Vista Press, is the charge that the body had never been properly identified as that o: Howe. · Coroner- Howsare and Deputj Sheriff: Richard Prince admitted ·tltat; no. fingerprints .were taken and said the body, which, was Jte later became publisher of th Seattle (Wash.)- -Post-Intelligencer *nd-'for'.several years' Ms wife was associate editor, with him. 'In 1945 they leftJSeattle; and, went to Phoenix, Ariz^ where they launched'th Arizona Times. Boettiger sold his Interest In thi ?neonix paper in. July, 1948, _and the- paptr was taken over by a pup of stockholders. ^^ " Yesterday m Tboentifihe VaUey NationalJbanJc-soia- W sL New, York ngV machinery broker the rlntlng''and' office equipment "ol the ArlronafTlmes* for a reported sale prlce'oi $100,000. port" on Border. the Mexican side 'of th How To Get Leave: Flieg Keys Home LONDON, Oct. 31. (ff) -- Abl Seaman C. Templer flew home from Malta--1,376 miles--last night to bring his mother the keys to the front door. Mrs. BeDa Templer had been working in Israel and her son on the Mediterranean, aboard minesweeper. The son Tied the «n]y keys to their house here. Two days ago -Mrs. Templer decided unexpectedly to fly home. She cabled her boy. To higher" authorities,In his majesty's navy, -he explained, the problem of'the keys. He could airmail "them, but couldn't bej sure they would, arrive in time.' Tie navy granted him compassionate leave. Polio Gave Boy Tony, Now .Takes Health CHICAGO, Oct. 31. OJJ9--Two weeks ago llttlf TUckie Owen. -4, won a pony in. a .raffle held for the .benefit of: the .Sister Kenny polio foundation. Yesterday tlie boy -was taken: to a hospital. Doctors diagnosed Pact Talks Go On WASHINGTON, CteL 31. (OR)-Prospects, appeared dun for Atlantic," Eact defense leaders reaching a compromise today that -should lermlt immediate arming of Gernan troops ,for use in 'western Europe's defenses. The defense ministers were pessimistic about a possible agreement-as they went Jnto their third day of deliberations. French illity of , ules Moch backing "down. -They said he Is, bound to stand" pat. OB the Rrenci. goTernment's -plan to There was informed speculation that-the committee aaay refer the matter for 'the- time being, either to-the couneiTof foreign ministers or to the-_ military chiefs of the 12-nation pact organization. - Theidefense ministers indicated they would -adjourn their current meetings Konctime today, whether or not * compromise is reached. They had-planned to adjourn late sources saw" no " posSi ; Defense, Micister " yesterday-vbnt: agreed^ to meet had loaded It to Japan. He said It supernatkraaL western .European government is established. ',JBren then, 5erman units larger than a regJment.-would jiol be permitted. ^ Vo - i The United State* ha» r «4voc»t- «cT arming once. -- · German at probiblt ,, firming any German Patterson »r .base, -Dayton, Ohio: - · again today for one more attempt at-breaking the Freuch-XT. S. deadlock! *": "* * "* The ministers postponed. Jriday a scheduled trfn'to-Wright- the latest Ameriancomtat ' planes. Tighten Export Control To Rds ': WASHINGTON, 6ct731.-(ff) r -Senator"0'Conor (D-MD) said ioday that precautions taken-by the government "should result in: tightened controls'all along the line" to prevent strategic- materials irom reaching China and other Com- :Iue to 1952, entered its final week oday amid signs' of a ; ' close finish-. ^Republicans predict a, sweep .for ne'ir entire ticket;' headed .by Thomas'E.Dewey, who^is seekin third term. as governor. D em o c .-at s are broadcastin pasts that their candidate for go rnor,- Rep. Walter A. Lynch, w . and with, him, the "rest .of th arty's slate.. Privately both sides are bitin leir nails. Republicans wonder what effe e-^ famous "Hanley letter" .w ave on. their chances at the poll ext Tuesday. 'Democrats fear the split'ln the anks In the New York City mayo Ity co'ntest may. defeat their'ca didates for_ state-wide offices. ,. ^tndependentVobservers--most' t whom*went wrong'two years-ajj In picking Dewey to. defeal,Pce Ident Truman--lean generally the belief Dewey will edge ou Lynch. Many of the- same observers think the Democratic incumben Herbert H. Lehman, will defea .Dt. Gov. Joe R. Hanley,.the GO nominee, for a full six-year term in the U.S^ senate. _A' Dewey victory would: j £. Enable the governor to 'con trokNew York's 90-odd delegate -GOP national'-conventibn.(In 1952) and thus have. a powerfu ·voJce In the nomination of th Mrty's candidate. Dewey has-re- ibunced 1052 presidential amb: ions. He's for Gen. Dwight' D Elsenhower for president. 2. Possibly indicate an anti Truman trend in the nation.,^ Dewey Is campaigning on his eight-year record as governor. He says his administration has given the state a great" number of soda gains -without" hobbling' the liber ties of Its 14,700,000 citizens. munist areas. O'Conor is chairman of a. senate commerce subcommittee which. 1 received testimony- yesterday.-that withir. th last yearM-.morex-Tfhiffl -r3,50 pounds of* copper and more "than 12,000 - ' ~ steel boiler, tubes, wer shipped -to-Red "-'CWnar from copied Japan and Germany. The oc gresgional hearings on McCarthy's copper made a round-the- charges of subversion in the slat world trip from Japan to China, passing Jhrougb, cNew,- .York--en route- Some of the boiler" tubes, too, were shipped to China by way of New York. . O'Conor went Into a. private conference with^ defense andi com merce department officials after the public hearing",aafd. Jiter,-announced '"he' ^haft "received asgirr ances of co-operation in choking off such shipments. tolComnmnl«t-coD- troUed nations. No More World Trip* "I am satisfied," he said, ""that here "will b« no raore copper mak ng a world-rourid trip from : 'Jap«n into China via the-United. State*-"The subcommittee-h«'-b,een ooldng Into diipmenti of oil and other war u**fnl material* to Com- munlit China,- especially ilnce the start of the Korean- fighting last "one. At the Searing-yesterday, testimony showed that moat of the'cop- Jer »»nt froffl Japan to Connuimlst For: Halloween jrechlpped . _ . The copp«- »hlptn«nt» : H«t«il:tr!r Bitter were *« tht," ---- " " BO. Ejrport»:.of -B: o p p e r to CtommnnirfHpBntronta ireas have been banned:«lbe«f Jfew, · oeen banned.:«DC«:«Bi, Jerome KaUberiTprtfl- dent of the Kane CCL; Ml*; the-'eojv but transactions ^. f. -accord They wfll go to the arnrr prop- ig" ground at Abtrdeen. ltd. to; morrow and, the navy's.test cert- with, commerce departraentriegub^ er at Dahlgceo, Va, Thursdav to tkm*. see the newest "weapons-of "the Alfred KohSoerg. Sew-York Importer. TJ. S. state department, .said,Jerome Is "about a. JElfth-cousin'" of "ils. Alfred Konlberg appeared in- Washington as a supporting witness'for Sen. 'McCarthy in-con- Lynch, a five-term 'Tom the Bronx, is congressman promising a department. and O'Cono agreed,-that noflxihglirought ou In,.the hearing showed that thi company-had-violated-any-," ment regnlatiora. Testimony" developed that the shipments JErom Japan -were^per mlssible at'flje'jime'under regu tfons · whfch* since' have been ~re- tised.to prevent them so, far as Japan goes,;: s.- ,. . Clear, .skies .today and_always In this sunny clime. Get the unions after Summer-Working overtlnie. --ML. ~JTV tV*' -"-" - ~ *tg ~f\ · f t Bom -Mfenfr- Right ,~" ~ * , ·- C/ The ghoste and" goblins can leave behind fur-lined coats and raiih China had been, purchased bjsthe ^oatc durine their annual Hal- Kane Import Co. of TTew York dtf J ~ for the NorSi China Import .Co- Walter Sptaer, ' the rac,2o» ^__, .,__, than 3£6o,00tf podnir Of WS jer'cent pore- cbpper^-^mwt rfilt while it .wa» aboard ibipe.-i '' v tonight. ^ -weather bure»u:at the airport focecact . will be-modejite^tf ;tbe JKXirt. -wca- thoosands .of--cb3- costume -wlgtt it T^ii 80.at. 930, 73 M The h%h. temperature here yes- -- ' '·-'- " ---- 81 and the low at high tempera- '·xpected to brin? to a r hMtect October ever rec- ;_,Tucwo--31 consecotive pieiatuijs far above normal, annul daflr high records were equaBed or surpassed dur- uj r the inontti.- ' - · · .. - ,-^_ ,, -,-r-.--^r^'-^~ *·-- ^ llttle "Fair Deal" for New York if elected. Dewey contends that Lynch Is a political pawn of Edward J. Flynn, Jemocratlc boss of the Bronx.' Lynch claims ihat Dewey is the hand-picked candidate of Wai] street bankers. He, calls the governor ''Chase Bankr'Dewey." Shaw Weakentf Doctor* Expect Hit. D,eath Soon AYOT ST." LAWRENCE," England, Oct-3Lj[UJ9-iG«orge'Bern«rd Shaw, 94, was jlvejryweaJc" tonight and a life-long friend said fre pert'Iito'togo'-af any" moment - The famous 1 piarcright;: who" suffered a relapse In Wsrecovery-from a. 'brokenrthlgh and" ' ment. was'wported.to fever and -falllng;,f»«t._ , tady Astor/ a- friend,,-;T4rfted Shaw^for an boor- today and'told reporters "T- am. afr^M he; doesn't hare long to-ltve to go atany bidly decomposed, couJd not be Identified-even by the landlord tJie motel, Frank Voorhies. '- On' Sept." 12, the day after the body- 'was-, discovened. Coroner Johnson ordered.Dr Louis Hirsch, local*-pathologist,'to perform an autopsy. Dr. ^-Hirsch--' reported mjobable cause of death was strangulation by hanging. He viewed lie body at tic Arizona mortuary. The doctor reported that the body showed marked evidence of decomposition, but examination of the skin surfaces of the head, necki chest,' abdomen, and back showed no^ evidence of external violence. There nvas! no internal examination of .the'^ body. j Nationalists Losing Fight Government Wins First Round In Battle SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 'Oct. 31. W)--National, guard forces,, determined to smash remaining re- sistance.of U. S.-hating-- Nationalist, rebels, drove insurrectionist forces,out of their stronghold at Jayuya in a combined attack by. strafing planes and troops. The government:-troops began- mopping up pockets in, Jayuya,. a* ·; · center of the Nationalist revolt which erupted yesterday,-'and sent spearheads toward ; Utuado, about · 10 miles to the west, where, a force of about 60 ^r 70 die-hard Nationalists were dug in. , The casualty toll for the upris-. ng--worst .in the island's history-rose today. It was difficult to estimate the. number o f . dead and wounded. Latest reports indicated, the figure for both sides at. about 30 de?d and 25 wounded,: but, it may-be higher. - : '. Want Fall Independence Jayuya, about 50- miles' .southwest pf San'Juan, was the scene of some of the bloodiest of .the ' fighting in the rebellion; which the governor of Puerto 'Rico said was a xmspiracy. .helped,,-'.by, the C6m, munisls." -The Nationalists,,: who iften..echo the Communist .line, want the.Unlted''Stales to give full ndependence: to this territory of 2,000,000 people. ·The'/revolt 'flared' in more';than O'ceriters on the island, including ian Juan,-where 1,500 troops" stood jy.,today for_action wherever they ' might be needed. The government' forces: openedi heir attacks on ; .Jyuya and Utuado early this morning. Eight fighter dan eg, strafed-the^twortowjlirBefor *T--" hey were ordered by-the Insular , - Wef to stop. The ground forces were equipped with machinegtins, azookas-and tanks. Before r a d i o ; communications ·ere temporarily broken, a roes- TRT Asking F a r e Zones A public hearing on a request by the^Tucson Rapid Transit Bus Co. or permissicS ,to ·Institute a zon- ng- system and increase fares will ;e heard by^the Arizona Corpora' Ion Commission here Nov.- 9. The i proposed system w o u l d establish three " fare zones - with ttes ranging from 10, cents to IS L-the-seeqnd and20 In the third. tudent rates' would be five, seven and one-half tandrJ-O cents. A ^radius, of two and one-half miles, fronLthe downtown terminal d constitute- the first zone. "two would "be from two and ne-half'to five miles from, the terminal and three, would be all operations outside the five mile. area. The request 1 followed settlement a 23-day-oId strike -that ended ere Oct 25. TRT-drfvers struck et.- 2, and settled following an increase""of eight ^ents an hour for he first 12 months" of -a 20 month »ntract^followed-by-'an additional iree ceate'an hoer wage hike for le next "eight months, 'in,-its application· the company lost present'rate of-'retttrn is Insuffi- ent .tospermltCIt to maintain rea- snable-iervlce. jld : the commission it has this year and ' from Utuado said a guard and ollce detachment was besieged la he"-police station there.». Corrctjer Is leader The .rebel forces in Jayuya re- ortedly,were led by Juan Antonio orretjer, principal aide of Jlarv- rd-educated Pedro Albizn Campos, e Nationalist party chief. The rebels felled trees across ghways leading jnto Jayuya and waited; the assault by troops which was expected at dawn. Jayuya was- reported virt'ially destroyed; by fire. The situation at Utuado, · town of 6,000 six miles northwest of Jayuya, ajso was confused. The government had no communications with the town and did not ' know what was happening there. The area around Albizu Campos' home' inj Sari Juan resembled an armed camp. Police and guardsmen surrounded the house and were waiting for a warrant before going In to drag out' the 63-year-old Nationalist' leader. He advocates com- pletelndependence from the United States and once served six jyears in the penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga, for Insurrection. Shoot From Windows Shots fired from the windows of his home had kept police at hay so: " r. Police and ^guardsmen patrolled San Juan and kept strong guards at all bridges and public buildings." The latest" violence exploded at. Mayaguez, on the west coast, late yesterday. Three person* were wounded, one: critically. The revolt, which apparently had been claimed for the- eve of the Nov. -4- registration for a vote on the island's new constitution;" broke'out prematurely yesterday: at'" * Ponce on-the south coast It quickly spread to other towns on the south coast, then to the central part of the Island and finally the.capllal itself. Police reports gave this account; San Juan --One policeman^ and four Nationalist* killed when five rebel* fired on the governor's palace for"lO minute*. Penuela*. on»the.-sout£ -coast-- - - - ~ v " -' ,, -· /*" i Penuelaj, on "the"south -coast-- WASHINGTOKr^-att.--^^- "Mr. Boyle «eem».to-be saying,One poUceman, three Nitionalire* Htpublicans,today Broffed^tJ^emo-^t if/enough "Ttemocrat* rote'kflled.- ttm^tts* ii.. - ilTrat-t n »»M T rt^ lJ *l(i- 'Ti*«A»lf*l«" _' . » t ' -j _. _ -,,. .. prcdictjons in. next week'r'i'ictlon*: «nd retorted with a. few yfctoty forecart» otthelr own. ' ~3-^" With the ballodJsg- OTily-a; w«k awaj; officials, M peeked;^ into their bbth2^fi^tle«tid»th«t,Jlepnblfcan». will score "jnlnlmnnV*, net gain rf five senate - : ported that the trend ' n their direction, ,v Chairman vnHlam.K. Boyle ; ^Jr, ot the Democratk^jNalionml mittee'said there" "-'' landslide cratic redlction onlyj'byi an ' "" and .-In/reply.^ tkmallc nitU ment'was be-a. landslide' bat if enough Republican* vote, it will be Usa*ter r " GabrieJson added, G«briel»on .repeated hi* predic- M^UVIME^MWM. To -captare 1 :of;eoBgrz««,'the GOP must win"!*nren:»enate and 49Chouse - T ,-Boyle clalriied' that .Democrats ' *£ the^Hfc' ^TJader i» tet, ot, Sue 1 Trvmaa eould wfll 'climax tbeDenocrmtie drrr e aaturday country. t» b»3)rc«ifci«tOTeraH.four major Tne'Democrade trend Va« s»««ji*B«;:the v fl» at- time, «*tta«ted to co*t "Ponce--One policeman, one Nationalist. kCled. Jaynya--Six policemen, one flre- man killed; Aredbo,-on the .north coatt-- Four policemen and '.a civilian. kffted,~ " ' . Ijidex , -Politics rears jtc-jbead In'non- politica! tax^neeting, page 2.. . . philosophy 'and" load- jeweliy meet op-page' J)V_ . .-Ampbi to «t«rf "A^dayT, Friday; .page M ,' . «egregatlon-.argued, page 9, Comics l.,L,19.Gabf««fc. Cro**word _ 19'Peanon EdKoila]«r_10 Financial _ 20 -SUte _17

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