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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 29, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Doily Newspoper Edited far ROOM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEJGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LVII Frew United fitm Full CwU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29 1951 Tilii Paper Consists of Two No Binge Emotional Kills Robert Walker Actor Called Set Bad Boy By VIRGINIA MACPHERSON Hollywood UPJ Screen Star Robert Walker who turned to liquor because he was unwanted and unloved since I was born choked to death last night after his psychiatrist gave him a hy podermic sedative injection to quiet his emotional state Dr Frederick Hacker said the twicedivorced bad boy of Hol lywood sank into unconscious ness about p m CST after being given a shot of so dium amytal by his associate Dr Sidney Silver Dr Silver said he had admin istered the same sedative injec tion to Walker seieral times in the past with good results Under Treatment Hacker said he had been treat ing Walker for 18 months for an emotional disturbance Silver signed a certificate listing death as natural due to respiratory fail ure A fire department rescue squad administered oxygen to the 32 yearold star for an hour and a before s he was pronounced dead of respiratory rilinufe Thats the same as Choking to death Hacker explained The bobbysoxi idol died in the first floor bed room of his 8room Pacific Palij sades beach bungalow wearing the same gray slacks and check ered sports shirt he had on when he began to feel ill Iste Tuesday afternoon Three years ago Walker went to the Menninger clinic in To peka Kans for treatment for al coholism after his drinking in volved him in scrapes with police on several occasions A Recurrence Dr Hacker said the 6 foot wavyhaired stars sudden emo tional upheaval could have been a recurrence of his old trouble He had his housekeeper Mrs Amy Buck call me around dinner time Dr Hacker explained I got here at 6 p m He was in a highly emotional state He kept saying I feel terrible Doc Do something quick But he didnt know he was dying Wheth er he had been drinking I could not say Local Phone Rate Increase Is Announced Effective With Bills of Sept 10 An increase in the monthly charges for local telephone service hi Mason City was announcec Wednesday by C R Dwyer manr ager here for the Northwestern Bell Telephone company The in crease is effective with bills dated on and after September 10 1951 The new rate will increase the residence service for a oneparty line from to the two party line from to and he 4party line from to The business service rate s raised from to for he oneparty line Rural service s raised from to AL iiese rates are subject to a fed eral tax of 15 per cent and a state tax of 2 per cent The rate increase was announced by Northwestern Bell for all com munities in which it operates in Iowa The amount of the rate boost in each locality depends on the rate class within which the community falls There are 8 rate classes in Iowa Continued rising costs of pro viding service make the increase necessary Mr Dwyer said Prin cipal items affecting costs are wages taxes and materials Wages High Wages are our biggest item of expense he said Wage increases since 1311 including the most re cent one have raised our annual wage costsin Iowa more than This is double the Public Commission Needed Demos Argue Dec Moines demo cratic state central committee meeting in DCS Moines said Wednesday the announcement of increased telephone rates by the Northwestern Bell Tele phone company was further proof of the need for a state public utility commission to ret ulate such rates The telephone company Jake More state chairman said in a statement has Increased its service rates 5 times in the last 3 years The central committee said democratic State Senator A E Augustine and Reps John sen Gene Pocton DCorydon had introduced a bill in the 1951 lerislature pro posing the creation of a state utilities commission to regulate telephone rates in Iowa The republican party how ever blocked the passage of that bill and a companion measure the central committee said Ridgway Puts It Up to Enemy Whether Talks Will Resume GlobeGazette photo by Musser YOUTH SLIGHTLY HURT IN Lidimm Mitchell received a slight cut over his left eye Tuesday night when this car and a North Western railroad switch engine collided at a crossing on highway 106 near the North Iowa fairgrounds in Mason City Buddy Breckenridge 17 also of Mitchell driver of the car was not hurt The car was headed west and the switch engine south Shown at left is Mason City Detective Glenn Hamblin Truman Offers Heros Burial for Indian Vet Washington Truman Tuesday offered a leros burial to a Korean war soldier who was denied a grave in a Sioux City Iowa cemetery because he was an Indian The president directed the army to arrange for the buri al in Arlington National cemetery resting place of the nations war the family agrees The family would e brought here at government expense for the funeral Mr Truman acted after reading a news story that the lurial of Sgt First Class Walker played lop roles in near ly a score of films struggling to the top after his marriage to dark eyed Jennifer Jones Jan 9 1939 They often went hungry but both made the big time Then their marriage went on the rocks Jennifer charging that Walker would become irritable and stay out al night She an nounced her divorce plans two weeks after winning an Oscar She won custody of their two sons Robert now 10 and Michael now 9 Carried Torch After that Walker was said to carry the tallest torch in town He married Barbara Ford daugh ter of Director Producer John 070000 added revenue from rate increases during the same period Since payroll expense represent nearly twothirds of the com panys operating costs a major general wage increase drastically affects the companys costs of fur nishing service The recent Wage increase is in keeping with the companys policy to keep wages in line with those paid for jobs requiring similar skill in other in the communities we serve Good tele phone service requires good people and wage levels must be high enough to attract and keep them Taxes also are an increasing i Rice 37 a WInnebago In dian was halted in Sioux City ust as the body was about tqbe owered into a grave At the same time Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan the presidents army aide telegraphed the mayor f Sioux City Please advise the family of igt John R Rice that arrange ments for burial in Arlington emetery have been authorized The president feels that the national appreciation of patriotic sacrifice should not be limited by race color or The story which aroused the president qutrted an army officer as saying the Winnebago Indians burial was stopped by authorities of the Sioux City Memorial cem etery because only members of the Caucasian race could be buried in the cemetery Rice was killed in action Sept 6 1950 while serving with the 1st cavalry division He also was a veteran of Worldwar II The Indian a veteran of 11 Ford July 8 him Dec 16 1948 She divorced of the same year charging he struck her when he was angry Meanwhile he had been build ing a reputation as the of Hollywood He was ly heavy item of expense In 1941 federal and state taxes amounted to S761 per telephone in Iowa Now they are nearly per telephone and are expected to go higher this year to as much as SI 150 per phone These taxes added to the federal excise and state sales taxes which customers pay now amount to nearly per telephone Inflation has forced up the price of almost everything we buy Principal materials including wire cables poles and crossarms iiave doubled in the past 10 years They have gone up 15 per cent during the past year Higher wage and material costs iresult in higher priced investment since additions to plant must be made at higher unit costs than ever before The companys said that when he is installed Thursday night at Legion hall he would recommend that a com mittee study the Rice case and comihunicate with officials of Me morial Park cemetery with a view in mind that nothing like this happens It is very regrettable that a war hero be he an American In dian or anyone else should be years in the army who also fought in World war II had been given graveside rites Tuesday at Sioux 2ity and the body remained hours above an open grave in plant invesi on drunk charges hitandrun driving and disturbing the peace While his second wifes divorce was pending he went to the Kan sas psychiatric clinic He walked off the grounds shortly after ar riving and was arrested for drunk enness in Topeka on Dec 5 1948 He went on a rampage in the po lice station smashing his fist bad boy ment in Iowa increased rrtpj 000 or 70 per cent during the past nebiea 5 years tQ care of g 3g cent increasein telephones As a result the telephones we install today cost much more than those installed 10 years ago In 1941 for example the company invested an average of in plant for each telephone added The figure Memorial Park cemetery before burial was forbidden by cemetery officials The new arrangements were made amid a growing storm of protest over the burial denial here Send Telegram Officials of the Veterans of Toreign Wars at their national convention now in progress in New York City promised to read on the convention floor a telegram denouncing the disgraceful in cident here according to Dick Laughlin writer who sent the tele gram Legion posts in Sioux City al ready had indicated they would ask an investigation The widow of the soldier Mrs Evelyn Rice had attended the services and gone home before the burial in Memorial Park cemetery was halted J H Gunnell secretary of the cemetery association in Sioux City said Wednesday thatin forbidding the burial he had acted to pro tect lot owners whose contracts have a clause restricting burial to members of the Caucasian race He said the veteran could be buried in Memorial Park ceme tery provided he was given an af fidavit saying that Sgt Rice was a Caucasian Whether an Indian is a Caucasian he asserted is a 500000 Phones through 3 panes of glass and using Weve made a lot of progress strong raw language to tell off in the past 10 years and today we the cops Six months later he was re leased from Menningers He said he had been cured I got over my feeling of being unwanted and un loved I was well on my way to being an alcoholic Psychoanalysis cured that He said he had succeeded in getting rid of n ton of bricks Ive been carrying around nil my life He said he had felt unwanted and unloved since I was born and had used liquor as an outlet for his His latest picture was My Son John with Helen Hayes are serving about 500000 tele phones in increase of more than 200000 But the de mand keeps up and we must con tinue to build and expand in or der to meet the urgent require ments of the national defense program and the growing needs of Iowas social and economic life This improvement and expan sion will require large amounts additional investment money Good earnings are necessary to attract this money Adequate rates are essential to proper earn ings Thats why we must raise prices for telephone service 1 Additional Strain denied burial in any cemetery I extend my heartfelt sympa thy to the widow andrelatives Sgt Rice Had we any previous knowl edge that such a thing would hap pen Mcnahan post would have lent its good offices to solve the situation without any such inci dent as has occurred Hoover Hits Dishonesty in Government 20000 Out to See ExPresident Mason Citys two cemeteries have no restrictions on who may be buried in them it was learned Wednesday Both Guy F Zack manager of the cityowned Elmwood ceme tery and H W Koeneke of the privately owned Memorial Park cemetery said the cemeteries are nondenominational and have no restrictions on race Koeneke also said that World war II veterans were buried at Memorial Park without regard to race creed or color Plots were furnished with out charge Nicholas Hints HeII Seek ReElection Des Moines iP Four Iowa congressmen and a great majority of the states legislators and office lolders were guests of the state air for the expositions stateday activities Wednesday Those of the group who milled about the administration building obby before lunch entertained hemselves with political specula tion but they heard no announce ments of candidates The congressmen present were Seps Karl M Lecompte of Cory don James I Dolliver of Fort Dodge Tom Martin of Iowa City and Ben F Jensen of Exira all republicans Iowas republican U S Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper was ex pected to attend but did not be cause of the senate being in ses See Page 2 By CAL THORNTON Des Moines Pres ident Herbert Hoover attacked dishonesty in government Wed nesday and warned the American people tolerance of scandalous behavior in Wash ington would destroy the nation Hoover told an estimated 20 000 Iowa state fair visitors tha our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign armies for no army on earth can land on our shores Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil he said Or by public tolerance of scan dalous behavior Or by cynical acceptance of dishonor These evils have defeated nations many times in human history Truth Will Triumph Hoover said the redemption of fcankind by America will depend upon our ability to cope with these evils right here at home He said he feels that strength in character and truth and decent living will triumph in the end be cause America is turning its face away from the maudlin left isms We sense the frauds on mens minds and he said Moral indignation is on the march again Urging a return to the virtues expounded in the 10 command ments Hoover said America cur rently has a cancerous growth of intellectual dishonesty in pub lic life which is mostly beyond the law UN Planes Strike at Railroads By ROBERT C MILLER Eighth Army Headquarters Korea planes at tacked railroads in northwest Ko rea from before dawn until dark Wednesday striking at supply lines along which the commu nists are building up their bat tleline By 6 p m in 318 sorties II b air force and marine tactical planes had destroyed or damaged 51 railroad cars 3 locomotives and one bridge and had cut the rails at 43 places The attack was concentrated chiefly along the 45mile stretch of the main line railroadrunning northward from Pyongyang the North Korean capital to the im portant Kunuri junction In far northwest Korea 20 American Sabrejet fighters clashed briefly with an estimated 40 com munist jet fighters along the Manchurain border some 30 miles from Sinanju Neither side scored hits In ground fighting United Na tions forces stormed the last com munistheld hill on Bloody Ridge where the reds lost 8905 dead and wounded last week sion The house is in recess State Senator Leo Elthon K jFertile reiterated the statement Meanwhile Mrs Rice at Winihe made at Governors day in nebago Nebr had said that li Clear Lake earlier this month that dont know what to think was considering a candidacv Congress can well widen the aws so as to clutch the new kinds of bribes and benefits they have discovered he said but congress cannot reach intellectual dishon ors In its frustration the congress is groping for some sort of code of ethics But the congress is con fronted with the fact that sacred honor cannot always be tested by legality or enforced by law Hoover said that some persons seem to think that political and in tellectual dishonesty are necessary evils in a free government or that it is smart politics Deadly Pills Those are deadly sleeping pills he said No public man can be just a little crooked There is no such thing as a nomansland between honesty and dishonesty Our strength is not in politics prices or production or price con trols Our strength lies in spiritual j concepts in public sensitiveness to evil Hoover touching briefly on the nations foreign policy charged Jin the social register also had her that certain secret commitments name on a police blotter Wednes were entered into at Teheran and Yalta which sold the freedom of hatfabilhon people down thef Nassau County will have to go through the strain again Protests were voiced by vari ous groups and individuals Mr Laughlin acting as an individual telephoned the V F W conven tion at New York and said of ficials told him to send them a telegram about it He wired that such a disgrace ful condition and attitude toward deceased veterans should be brought to the attention of all veterans in this country In Sioux City William A Reds Seek Trading Point for Jap Peace Br ROBERT EUNSON Tokyo allied observ ers say the communists wantto prolong the Korean peace talks so the reds will have trading point at the Japanes peace treaty conference in San Francisco That trading point is the threa of full war in Korea All the Russians have to hole over the heads of the countries they want to follow their line is ear If they suddenly make peace in Korea their threats and thun dering oratory wont carry the same sting Japanese businessmen prepar ing to do business again in the Asian sphere realize that a war with Russia would delay this ountrys recovery for years Chinas going communistalong vith Manchuria and North Korea Ireadyhas robbed Japan of 60 er cent of her old outlet for im ports A war would cut off the other 40 per cent If the North Korean and Chi nese communists still are battling UN forces in Korea the Soviets must feel that Japan will be a little more reluctant to sign uni lateral treaties once the major document has been approved and signed Seme observers say the appoint ment of Brig Gen William P Nuckols as Gen RidgwaVs repre sentative at San Francisco is a recognition by the United Nations of the linkup between the Kaesong truce and San Francisco meetings But Nuckols himself told his correspondent There is nothing to it Nuckols will be the UNs expert on affairs in Korea Nuckols has attended most of the Kaesong talks His job was to brief corre spondents He will be the only military man at the conference from this theater He can fill in for President Truman AP Wirephoto NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT Xjarsstu whsiia5 Tuesday by President Truman to head a new defense materials procurement agency poses ill his office of the general services where he has been administra tor The president said the BMP A is to have centralized responsibility for procuring strategic and critical materials at homeand gives up his job as general serv ices head to take the new post Angry 2YearOld Boy Kills Self Accidentally Wilmington CaL JP yearold George Geigerasked his mother for candy before meal time She refused him Angered the little boy butted his head intc the wall Tuesday with such force that he was killed The mother Mrs Marian Gei ger called firemen but resusci tation efforts failed Police listec the death as accidental All About rMII MUOUl The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with thundershowers W e dn es day night and Thursday Low Wed nesday night 68 high Thursday 83 owa Partly cloudy with scat tered thundershowers north and extreme east Wednesday night and Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednes day night 65 to 72 High Thurs day 80 to So northeast 90 to 95 southwest Fiarther outlook Partly cloudy with occasional showers Friday and Saturday Minnesota Partly cl o u d y with some scattered showers mosti over west and south portions Wednesday night and Thursday A little cooler south portion Low Wednesday night near 5C northeast ts 65 southwest High Thursday 7075 northeast near 80 southwest GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 84 Minimum 66 At 8 a m 70 SAME Blick means traffic death in past hours Society Matron Accused of Stealing in Gems Mineola N Y 4s A youngj Mrs Taylor said she had Long Island matron who is listed thrown the rest of jewels of for lieutenant governor but had not made up his mind Lt Gov William N Nicholas RMason City gave strong indi saying he will seek reelection Speculation among the legislators was that Gov William S Bcardsley will seek republican reelection to a 3rd consecutive term The gover nor declined comment CASUALTIES INCREASE Washington U S battle casualties in Korea Sluiminsky commanderelect of reached 81422 Wednesday an in Monahan post American Lcgioncrease of 416 tince last week Those commitments were not disclosed to the congress or to the American people Hoover said Does anyone believe that had Lhey been submitted to the Amer ican people for debate and to con gress for decision that they would ever have been approved That is where we lost the peace and wan dered into the land of hot and cold wars in the Atlantic ocean the detec tive said She pleaded innocent to a charge of grand larceny and was released in 35000 bail Police said Mrs Taylor the itectives Stuyvesant Pinnell said mother of two small children tool Tuesday that Mrs Ethel Carhartjthejewelry from the boudoir of Jones Taylor 25 signed a stateMrs Welch who was away at the ment admitting she took the A butler had admitted Mrs els from the Syosset N Y home Taylor to wait for her friend Po of Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Chev Welch last March 29 DAMAGE SUIT FILED Des Moines David son of DCS Moines has filed a damage suit against Mr lice added Mrs Taylor admitted she sold Mrs Taylors husband John is some of he gems Aug 17 to the an executive in a New Jersey airManhattan jeweler for S450 Pin plane parts factory the detective nell said He added that she still said Her father Warner L Jones had the uncashed check at her a New York broker has estates jhome at Glen Head N Y and Aiken Pinnell said he asked her why Refuses to Look Again at Bombing But Leaves Way Open for Parley By DON HUTK Tokyo Matthew B Ridgway put it squarely up to the communists Wednesday to de cide the fate of Korean war truce talks The United Nations commander curtly refused to reinvesjigate the alleged Kaesong bomoihg inci dent But he said the allies would resiiMe armistice negotiations whenever the reds are ready to endtheir unjustifiable delay of the conference The general view here was that 116word message to the top communist commanders left them almost no alternatives but to back down or break off the disrupted conferences com pletely Fraud Ridgway did not even mention the demandvthat he admit a UN jlane bombed the truce site He has called the whole incident a His message to theNorth Ko rean premeir Sung and Chinese Gen Peng Tehhuai dealt only with their request thathe send his liaison officers back to Kaesong to look at new evidence A rcinvestigation after this lapse of time Ridgway said could serve no purpose other than to continue this unjustifiable delay in the armistice negotia tions j The T3N commander observed that during the original investi gationalew hours after as serted bombing the night of Aug 22 a red liaison officer specifical ly refused the requests of my liai son officer to continue the inves igation during daylight andto eave all of the alleged evidence in placed The UN command has said this all along It was a flat contraflic ion of a statement in the mes sage from Kim and Peng to which lidgway was replying Disclaim Rejection The red generals said we did not on the night of the 22nd reject of the reinvestiga ion in1 daylight Ridgways note told the reds when you are prepared to re ume truce talks I will direct my representatives to meet with yours with a view to seeking a reasonable armistice agreement The reds broke off the dead locked negotiations last Thursday because of the asserted bombing incident A public information office re lease from Ridgways headquar ters issued 9 hours after his note was delivered to the reds It has been the basicand con tinuing concern of the UN com mander that the military armis tice conference at Kaesong should make rapid progress toward a ces sation of bloodshed in Korea and an honorable armistice The UN command continues to give the most serious considera tion to reports of violations of agreements by either side It is convinced however that nothing can be gained through further in vestigation of the alleged incident other than prolongation of the suspension of the meeting The public information office said the UN command already has carried out a detailed investi gation of the alleged incident Buildup Seen It said Ridgway asked all major UN commanders to investigate and report whether any elements under their respective command regardless of nationality could have been involved in the alleged occurrence at Kassong Their written reports certified hat no forces under their com mand were involved A suspicion has been mounting steadily in some quarters that the reds dont want to get on with armistice talks This view is that they are creating incidents to af ord time for greater buildups of heir front line forces in prepara tion for a new offensive Long truck convoys have been steadily carrying troops and sup plies to the front under cover of clouds and rains that protected them from allied air attack S Car Pinnell said Mrs Taylor was ar rested after 3 pieces of the jewel ry located in a Manhattan store she had waited 5 months to sell the jewels and she replied I needed the money at the time and Mrs Clarence Nutt of Desjwere traced to her as the seller Then why didnt you cash the Moines for injuries he suffered in Three other pieces were found atjcheck a twocar collision here July 6 jher home Pinnell said She simply shrugged he said COLLECT FROM COLLECTOR Washington UPJ district parking meter collector who got a ticket for parking overtime in a metered area must pay his line district commissioners have ruled The collector was turning in col lected nickels at the time   

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