Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on November 2, 1950 · Page 1
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Attend Save-A Life Ball And Aid School Safely Patrol U. S. WEATHER,BUREAU Variable high cloudiness to- ·night .and Friday; warmer Fri; day... At 2 p.m.: , Campus--S2. -Airport--81. (See tabta in ctilumn 1 f page 25) F I N A L * * * VOULXXVlll. NO. 262 TODAY'S NEWS TODAY TUCSON, ARIZONA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBERS, 1950 DIAL 2-5855 FIVE GENTS--THIRTY-SIX PAGES Puerto Rican revolutionist lies dead Wounded guard goes to hospital YANKS Truman Is Calm guard shot in brief gun battle Attends To Affairs Despite Death Attempt WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. tU.B--An abortive attempt to assassinate President Truman, hatched in Puerto Rico and smashed by blaz, ing guns of. White House guards, sent police of two' countries today on "a hunt and round-up of all possible conspirators. . President Truman himself showed no apparent concern by the unsuccessful attempt of two Puerto Rican revolutionary Nationalists to kill him yesterday in his Blair House residence. · . He went about his business as usual, taking a morning stroll through downtown Washington and scheduling a full list of visitors at the White House. Nationalist Chief Arrested But in San Juan, Puerto Rico police and national guards arrested Nationalist Party President Pedro Albizu Campos, the alleged director of the recent island revolt and boss of the two men who tried to kill the President. 1 Seized "also were some 30 other Nationalists and Communists, including Ruth Reynolds, a veteran Nationalist party member from the United States. . * In · New York, police seeped through the city's 300,000 Puerto Rican residents searching for tips on other possible, conspirators. Two mystery men who called at the apartment of one of the would- be assassins of President. Truman shortly after midnight were held for investigation. . : Also'held there was. Mrs.. Rosa lollazo--wife of Oscar Collazo, 37- year-old Puerto Rican,-whtrUe's'Tir emergency hospital here'' with wounds suffered in the. gun battle ivith Mr. .Truman's guards. N E W S BULLETINS SEOUL, Nov. 2. (fP)--The Republic of Korea national assembly today called for an end of martial law south' of parallel 38. Assembly Chairman P. H. Shinicky said South Korea no longer is a major battlefield and that some military personnel are taking advantage of martial law. · BERLIN, Nov. 2.. (/?)--Eight hundred young Communists attempted to storm .a British sector court today to protest, a trial of agitators, but police commandos drove them to the Soviet sector border with clubs. BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 2. (U.R)--The University of California recorded- a "large" earthquake today located about 7200 miles from here "probably in the \China-Burma-India area." HAVANA, Cuba, Nov. 2. (IF)--The wife of Pedro Albizu - Campos, leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalists, said today his arrest in San Juan was "part of the United States plan" to take his life. The Nationalist party .president and leaders of the Communist party were taken into custody a few hours after the Washington attempt on the life of President Truman. Island Revolution Assumes Shane Slain gunman's body is rein oved Arraigned on a conspiracv charge tossed, into his office yesterday, and held in $50,000 bail, Mrs. Tho lnof: n! «="""" iTMTM'" Collazo said defiantly: "I am. not surprised and I.am not sorry." She said that she, her husband and others were ./'fighting for. an NEW YOEK, Nov..2.' (U.R)--The fanatical Puerto Rican Nationalist. plot which included an attempt tc assassinate President. Truman and the. bloody uprising on the island, may unfold even more outrages, authorities indicated, today. Manuel Cabrances, director of the-Puerto Rican, labor department office^ here, asked for police projection and permission to carry a pistol. He said he had received threatening telephone, calls at both his Flushing, N. Y., home and his Broadway, office. "Molotov Cocktails'" bombs Two were ideal." Two Dead, Three Shot That "ideal" resulted in the death of one Puerto Rican who tried to kill the President, the wounding of her husband, the death of a White House guard and the wounding of two others. Dead from the blazing battle outside Blair House in . yesterday's warm November afternoon were Griselio Torresola of New York City and Pvt. Leslie Coffelt of the White Hguse detail--who even as he fell mortally wounded, put a bullet into Torrresola's head. . Two other White House guards --Joseph H. Downs and Donald T. Birdzell -- were wounded, -Brig. Gen. Wallace H., Graham, Mr. Truman's personal physician, · called at emergency hospital this morning and reported both guards will be "all right." Torresola, the dead would-be assassin, may have had a double motive when he and Collazo attempted to storm the Blair House yesterday -- furthering Nationalist party's aims in Puerto. Rico and personal revenge. If so, both backfired. Gov. .Luis Mu'noz Marin sent police on a wide "Puerto Eican round -up of Truman at Arlington after shooting Phoenix Fire Chief Quits;Note On Pension PHOENIX, Nov. 2.'(U.R£--Phoenix mum pension'under .the state law, Fire Chief L. B. Barnum resigned his post today' to retire on a fire- .men's pension. '· · ' " " - · . Barnum became; eligible for re-' tirpment when he. reached 37 last Sept. 27., He-will receive the maxi-i successor. $150 per month; Deputy'.Fire 'Chief George 'L, Simpson will .serve as acting chief for 60 days until..a.competitive examination determines Barnum's suspected nationalists. He accused Albizu, who was arrested, of dl recting the assassination attemp against Mr. Truman and of staging the recent island revolt. Papers from Albizu, found, in Torresola's pockets, bore out the fact that Torresola had been given a "mission" in the United States and was expected ' to carry through to "triumph." ToYresola was directed to " sume leadership of the movement in the United States" without hesi tatfon at any time he wanted. The attempted assassination had some repercussions in congress Sen. Owen Brewster (R-Me) sale that apparently the congress had not been fully · informed of : the extent of the: Nationalist, movement in P,uerto Rico. He was talking of an investigation. ' What' effect - the attempt would have'on Puerto Ricah-United States relations was not fully assessed, Munoz' prompt ^action. In jailing and rounding up'the revolutionary. The hosts of Ramos Antonini, president of the Puerto Rican. house of representatives, who came here Tuesday to speak for the mayoralty campaign of. Democrat Ferdinand Pecora,, said they were taking tion to every guard possible · precau- him because he' was "marked for assassination" by the Nationalists, Three alleged parties to the conspiracy revolving around Arjier- ican-hating Pedro Albizu · Campos, head of the Nationalist party, were Virginia Lee. Meanwhile, her father, Gilber S a v e - A - L i f e Ball Tonight The annual Save-a-Life ball to help defray costs of maintaining the school safety patrols, in. the Tucson area will be · held tonight at 9 in the Pioneer hotel ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Lions club, will feature.the music of Tucson musicians from Local 771, who will donate their services for the worthy cause. This will be the llth annual ball already "in prison "here and two" held by the Lions to raise .money more were named in informations I for outfitting the more than 1,600 * t = ,, · filed in federal court. They and| members of the school zone pa-was admitted- at 5 am suffering an unknown number of others trols. It costs approximately $1.35 fram a hrnksn .loft .arm that, rtnr-tnrs Virginia Lee Beach Missing Mystery Deep Amnesia Victim Is Not Tucson Miss Sheriff's deputies, and highway patrolmen continued,' their statewide search today for. 17-year-old Virginia" Lee Beach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert L. Beach, 3243 E. Edison st., who has. been missing since last Friday following an accident near tlie Cortaro store'on the Marana highwa3 r . The mysterious disappearance of the attractive girl was further complicated when an unidentified girl was admitted · to, the, Casa Grande hospital early .today : suffering from arnpjesia.«.and,»shqck. Mrs, ..Beach rushed to''Casa .Grande only to: find that-the_girl was not'her d'aughte'r, Cavalry Gives Up Attempt To Rescue Mates TOKYO, Friday, Nov. 3. (U.R)-The U. S: First cavalry division abandoned attempts today to rescue some 1,000 of it^ men trapped in the Unsan area by a powerful Communist counterattack which., threatened to unhinge the allied line; in northwest Korea. Two American battalions .-broke out of! ~~"~ : : traps which Chinese Communist and North. Korean forces .had. who had been · on his way to La Cruces, N: SI, to.attempt identifica tion of an accident victim thert was notified in El.'Paso that th girl at Casa Grande was Virginia .At mid-morning' today, Mr; Beach, asked' the -highway patro: the sheriff's office and radio sta tion to try to locate her husbam and tell him the Casa Grande resort was false. He was driving, .949 dark green Buick 4-door sedan bearing Arizona · license No. C 24979. Officials at Casa Grande hospita said todav that the .amnesia victim were sought, by'FBI agents, local police,and secret service men. ·"This goes much deeper .than one might think," U. S." District Atty. -Irving Saypol remarked cryptically. · The over-all plot, was hatched in San Juan under' Campos' personal direction, authorities 'Believed, Its American continental ramiflca- party members may American attitude. soften the Roosevelts Split Over 'New York's Mayoralty NEW YORK, Nov. 2. tU.R)-- The Roosevelt family has split on a political issue by taking opposite sides with dissenting Democrats in New York City's seething mayoralty campaign." Elliott Roosevelt, second son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, announced his support of Acting Mayor Vincent Impel- litteri, who broke with Tammany hall when 1 the Democratic organization snubbed him for the nomination. . Rep. Franklin D. 'Roosevelt Jr., third son of the late 'President has been actively '·' supporting Judge " regular tions, including the attempt -on. sored the project. Mr. Truman's life and an abortive bombing of the Puerto Rican government's offices, here yesterday, were filtered through New York's Puerto Rican colony here which numbers more than 300,000. Campos, a Harvard graduate, was'arrested in Puerto Rico early today. He already has served one prison sentence for armed rebellion against the United -States. a year, to supply equipment and flags for each member of the patrol. Admission to the ball is free and donations will .be accepted-at the door. The Tucson school safety patrols Boast an enviable record. There has not been an accident in a school safety zone since 1934, the year the Lions club first spon- Rubber Prices Reach Record Market High SINGAPORE, .Nov. 2. Rubber prices reached a new record high on the Singapore market today at 52.10 (straits dollars) a pound. - . ' .Tin also .continued its sensational rise, selling at 488% straits dollars per one-sixteenth ton, · Wants Security'Spread To East Mediterranean ANKARA, Turkey,, Nov. 2. (ff)-President Celal Bayar said today the western powers' security system never will be assured until they bring in the eastern Mej ranean. Recent events show that aggression is directed against weak spots and this- is one, Eayar told the national assembly. Bayar left no doubt he consid ered as insufficient the recent Invitation to Turkey to sit with.'the' Atlantic pact general military staff when this area is discussed. "Turkey desires extension of the security system to the eastern Mediterranean to form a continu- 'ous peace front," he said. | from a broken .left,arm that doctors estimated had never been set anc. was possibly broken about a weel ago. They stated the' girl-had been assaulted and described her as be ing about 19 or 20 years of age blue eyes, 'and dark brown hair tha had. been dyed recently. It also was learned that Vir giriia Lee had gone as far as Cor taro on the day of her accidem in company with a busload- ol students headed for a football game, and then had turned around Highway patrolmen believe occupants of a 1938 Oldsmobila, bearing Illinois plates, 11-4930, were witnesses 'at the scene of Virginia Lee's accident and would like to seek information from them. The car was registered to M.' L. Nelson of Browntown, IU. Russia Reputed Ready For Jap Peace Meeting LONDON, Novi 2. '(£)--Diplomatic officials said today Russia has told the. United States .she is. ready to j o i n , in a .general. conference, to write a peace treaty for Japan.' Some east-west procedural differences still must be settled before such a conference can be called, iowever. -c Final Census g ires For [/. S. Are High WASHINGTON, -Nov. 2. (IF)-Final, official figures today put the 1950 United States population a t 150,697,361. _ . . - ' " This census tally, taken every 10 years, reflected a shift, in the population that will cause- seven states, to gain, and nine, to lose seats' in the. 435-member. house of representatives, scheduled' to be elected two years from now. The total population figure, announced at the .White House,- was calculated as of Apr. 1.-It showed an increase of- 19,028,086 since- the 1940 census--the. greatest, gain.' for a .ten-year ·' period in. the nation's history. The increase was 14.5 per cent. ' · ' · House seat .gains will be-"seven for .California, .two for. .Florida- and one-each'for Maryland,' Michigan Texas; v Virginia and. Washington Losses" will tie three for Pennsylvania, two each for Missouri, New York and Oklahoma, and one each for Arkansas, Illinois,., Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The census bureau's calculations on the reapportionment of seats were the. mathematical answer to what changes will be made if the 1953 house, membership total remains 435, as at present. Congress conceivably could make a different matter of it by voting to enlarge the size of the house. Some enlargement is certain if congress admits Alaska and Hawaii to the union, a question to be taken up at the session to .convene Nov. 27 or earlier; 50.1 per cent, since 1940, from 499.2G1 to 749,587. But the increase was not sufficient 'to give the state a third U.S. representative. sprung in the heaviest'assault'since,' the resurgence of strong, organized- resistance. · , ,' More than a regiment--some 4,000-American troops battered 'at. the Communist ring around a third. U.S.',, group of about battalion.' strength, containing: elements 'of two battalions. Front reports said extremely heavy opposition halted the .rescue- drive, and commanders reluctantly! gave up. Radio Contact Broken The last radio'" contact -with the 1 encircled-men was at 5 p.m. Thursday. Thereafter.no word was received,-and nothing was known by First cavalry officers of their, fate. The- group reported earlier .that it had 150 wounded men. Twenty of the most seriously wounded were evacuated by helicopter before nightfall Thursday. . Some of the men who escaped said the' Communist- onslaught was worse than anything they hacTseen when the North Korean advance was 1 in-full swing during the early months of, the war. .Intelligence reports indicated th« Communists had-massed some 20,« Obo..men.in the,Unsan area, many · of;:them wearing the white* garb d( Korean farmers. - The'intelligence reports also Indicated "very heavy" .Communist troop movements from the Manchurian -border, area south ward 'toward Unsan. ·' Some U. S. officers expected the 1 Communists to launch soon-a--'full- strength attack' aimed .at. cutting off the U. S..forces strung out thin, y along the northAyest ··'.coast., of Korea. The- American vanguard was. only 14 miles -from' the fron- er. Tlie Communist drive into the Unsan area already had- reached within, about 15 miles of tlie coastal highway below Unsan. If the high- vay were out, the long. line the Arizona's population increased JU. S. 24th division had stretched nearly 50 miles northwestward to the border region would be isolated. Swarm Toward Unsan The Communists-swarmed, : down into the Unsan sector with; massed, troops,, tanks, and self-propelled; guns. They smashed at least four | holes in the allied defenses. The U, S. First cavalry units and the South Korean First, Seventh-and Eighth division: elements .fell back under pressure .to new defense:pc- sitions. · . A North Korean colonel was-reported to have/told 1 a-civilian about a battle plan to hit the First "cavalry from tile north.and soutlvsinr- Season's Low Hits Tucson When winter comes, Just smile and say: 'The summer heat Has gone away.' ---Abner Stupin a low nf 4R rpoorded tortav a "J llum "'e "urui.ana souuvsim- ,,? recorded todaj ultaneous , y in h Qf u]ttaate]y woatnpr nnrpflii at trip * :_ _it. _ T - D _ i .- . _ . , . , . bureau at the ·With iy the municipal airport, Tucson had -its wasj oolest morning since a 48 marked up on May 10. While the mean temperature yei erday was four degrees abov ormal at 66, there, were lots o urnaces being turned on last nigh to take off the chill." The long spell of warm weathe as left us unprepared for fall. The high yesterday was 81, low st maximum since an SO on'Sep 1. ' Shaw Dies Quietly In Sleep L * V . JT By ROBERT- AYOT ST. LAWRENCE, Eng- .and, Nov. 2. (U.R)---George Bernard Shaw's body/ wasted b y t h e': r i g o r s of two Shaw, 94", Britain's greatest mod-! ern playwright, died today without rousing from a he lapsed 23 Ferdinand Pecpra. " the candidate. coma into which hours earlier. On the · garden gate ofr Shaw's red'brick house in this tiny ham- et of 90 persons hung a cardboard sign which read: "Mr. 1 ^Bernard -Shaw passed peace- ully away at one minute to five .his morning, Nov. 2. Prom the coffers of this genius,he enriched the world.". The literary giant left a final dictum for · his own burial--that lis body be cremated and the ashes mixed with those of his wife at a · cemetery, on' the outskirts · of -ondon. But the proud nation -probably vili see to it-that GBS has a final, resting place in Westminister Abbey' alongside Britain's kings and great commoners. months in b e d ; , a n d a w h e e l peacefully c h a j r since ne broke a hip, layj on an 'oak bed i t h e' b a y win d i n i n of his' dowed . r o o m house. Above the be hung pictures Mohandas Gand hi and Josef Sta-j lin. Dr. T h o m a s' Probyn, the loca, practitioner signed the death" certificate, declined cause of death. But it was age and an acute bladder "ailment which developed after Shaw fell and broke his hip Sept. .10. Shaw's only near relatives, two second cousins, were notified of his death... But it was'his. long time- friend, the Virginia-born Emlyn, Williams, one of Britain' Countess Astor, who took over top playwrights, . ' A * »*If4/3n... *-, arrangements. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at Golder's Green cemetery In suburban 'London. "He and I made all the funeral arrangements a week ago,".Lady Astor said, said: "As we sat there he want the service to be just At midday reporters were per mitted to enter the 'house. ..'Lady Astor said she thought they should see Shaw. "He is no longer a persona friend of mine," she said. "He Is a part of history." *He looked* peaceful and serene His nurses, Florence Herman and Gwendoline Howell, who were the be that you can do what you like. Now go away.'" Dignitaries around the. world paid tribute to Shaw. Premier waharlal Nehru of India ordered schools closed in mourning. The Soviet-licensed ADN news agency "a great The show people with 'whom Shaw had 1 been . associated -so intimately paid : their respects.' One was Wendy Killer, British .actress stood silently nearby. Attorneys were making final ar rangements .concerning the estate. Although Shaw was an astute business man, he was expected to leave not much more than $1,400,000. In late years taxes had taken 95 per cent of his income. ; Most of his fortune was expected to be left }o philanthropic interests. .His wife, a wealthy socialist whom he married when fle was 41; : died in 1.943. They had no children. The closest relatives were who played the role of' Eliza. In second; cousins--Mrs. Ethel Waters ShawV'PygmaUon. - Ano.ttter 'w.as and Mrs. Judy Masters, trapping all allied troops fighting north of the Chongchon.river. - Gen. D o u g l a s MacArthur's spokesman reported that elements of four North .Korean divlsions^'and three brigades had hit the J-'nge of the allied line at Unsan wnere it swings northwestward. A First corps spokesman said at least-one Chinese division, the Third, was in the attacking forces. U. S.' airmen reported that hundreds of Chinese troops were moving southward from. Cliosan'on'.the Manchurian border. A Fifth air force .spokesman said planes were attacking the biggest mass of Com-, munist tanks^about 20--sighted-in -ecent weeks, moving toward Uh-, san from the north. U. S. and Communist airmen fought over Sonchon, 50 'miles southwestxof Unchan,:for the sec- · ontl straight day. Four Mustangs clashed with four Soviet-built .Yak 'ighters and shot down two of them without loss. On the opposite coast of Korea; · the U, S. First marine - division, moved into the front lines and opened an attack against .the Communist .defenders of the Chosin · ·eservoir. The Seventh.marine regiment led he attack.- It moved into a stretch mountains south of Sudong, ome 25 .miles north of Hamhung. Ind ex Some Tucsonians fear rain making will hurt climate,.here, page 3 ... national political talks aimed at last-rninute.votes, page 14 ... 4-H news is on page 27 and you can gc to an auction on page 36« Comics 27 Crossword.... 27 Editorials.... 16 Films 26 Financial...!., 25 Gabfest--,_.... 2 Radio 26 Society. .^,.."18 Sports. 21,22,23 State news 24

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