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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 31, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHtORS VOL LVH PMM Md United full Wfam Cowl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 Thli o Two It WHAT HAPPENED TO 30000 GALLONS OF MOLASSES is what a Quickie Transport company truck from Minneapolis looked like after running into a bridge on Kighway 65 north of Mason City ariH just north of Free man road at a rn Tuesday John Trombley 23 Minneapolis suffered only a bruise on his leg but 30000 gallons of molasses he was hauling in the semitrailer GlobeGazette photo by Musser truck ran down the highway and caused traffic to be rerouted for about 3 hours until the city sent equipment to wash the road clean Trombley said he had dozed off when he suddenly awoke to see his truck heading for the bridge He swerved soon enough to miss it with the tractor part of his rig but the trailer whipped and hit 1st the west side and then the east side of the bridge John Boettiger Leaps to Death From 7th Floor New York Boettiger former soninlaw o President Roosevelt leaped to his death early Tuesday from his 7thfloor hotel suite The 50yearold newspaperman who married the late presidents only daughter Anna in 1935 after a white nous romance dodged past a nurse and jumped through an open window at a m Associates said Boettiger had been mentally depressed recently and 4 days agottpok of sleeping pills Leaves Illegible After his divorce in August 1949 from the presidents daugh ter he vas remarried He left two notes one of them illegible the other addressed to his present wife It said Good night darling we love you1 Mrs Anna Roosevelt Boettiger now living in California charged desertion in her divorce from Boettiger Thetwo had worked as a team in publishing newspapers in Seattle and in Phoenix Ariz Custody of their only child John Boertiger Jr was awarded to her She has two other children Elea nor Sistie and Curtis Buzzie Call bya formermarriage to New York Investment Banker Curtis Dall For the last year Boettiger has been partner in a Park avenue public relations firm Sick Man Thomas Swanson the firms president said Boettiger had suf fered a nervous breakdown a week He had since been under the care of a male nurse Joseph Payne at his suite in Manhattans Hotel Weylin Payne said that about a m Tuesday Boettiger complainedof restlessness and the nurse gave him a sedative Later on Boettiger he wanted fresh air and asked that a window be opened Payne said he opened the win dow then seated himself on a chair with his feet on another chair and his body blocking the window Boettiger got out of bed Payne said then wheeled suddenly and jerked the chair the nurses feet Using the chair to fend off the nurse Boettiger ma neuvered himself to the window and dived through without saying a word The pajamaclad body landed on the sidewalk below Informed of the death Elliott Roosevelt son of the late presi dent and Boettigers former broth erinlaw said he informed his mother Mrs Franklin D Roose velt Naturally we are both very Roosevelt said It is a tragic thing Boettigers present wife the former Mrs Virginia Daly Lunn of PhoenizAriz was reported enroute having been told of the sleeping pill episode They were married Nov 1 1949 at The Hague the Netherlands Her for mer husband was Richard Lunn stepson of former Senator Wal lace White of Maine A lifelong newspaperman Boot tiger was a political reporter for the Chicago Tribune when he met the presidents daughter during a Roosevelt campaign tour Anna Roosevelt was then serving as an aide to her father and an unoffi cial white house hostess Invested In Dally After the two were married became publisher of the Seattle PostIntelligencer a Hearst paper Anna worked as editor arii columnist on the paper Boettigier left the PI during war tc serve in the Americanmilitary as a lieutenant col Later the couple moved to Phoenix where they bought the Phoenix Shopping News anc turned it into a daily under the name of Arizona Times The couple put an estimated into the venture in an effort to make it a democratic rallying point The project was not suc cessful however and persona differences intervened Anna 44 now is working as a freelance writer at Berkeley Cal Gov in Mason City for Address Gov William S Beardsley is to arrive in Mason City Tuesday afternoon for his address at the Mason City armory at 8 Tuesday night under sponsorship of the Cerro Gordo county republican central committee The governor will be introduced by W H Nicholas party nominee for lieutenant governor and W L Bliss Iowa supreme court justice another prominent Mason Cityan on the state republican ticket will be here for the occasion Cerro Gprdo county republican candidates will be introduced A lunch will be served following the program From S music will be provided by Mac and his Buck aroos With the opening of the ormal program at 8 p m invoca ion will be by the Rev A E Pritchett followed by community singing GOVERNOR BEARDSLEY MENTAL EXAM ORDERED lies Moines Judge xy Ladd says he will order a nental examination of Charles Walker 56 who faces a 31 year old murder charge here GlobsGazette photo by Musser STICKY AS situation was sticky on highway 65 just north of Mason City early Tuesday morn ning as Deputy Sheriff Frank Waychus finds out after walking a couple of steps in molasses The truck which is a total wreck was hauling the molasses from Minneapolis to Mason Gty Flares were placed on the highway to direct traffic arfwmd the gummy fluid which spilled on to the road and caused it to become more slippery than ice a deputy sheriff said He reported oncoming cars disregarded the flares and traffic had to be rerouted for nearly 3 hours Believes U S Is Pretending Chinese Are North Koreans By HARRY FERGUSON United Press Foreign News Editor So far as the Korean war is con erned the Chinese communists iave stuck one toe into the water iut they dont want to dive in for swim There no longer is any doubt hat Chinese red troops have into North Korea and are rying to delay the northward narch of the United Nations arm es But that doesnt mean the United States is at war with China r is likely to be tomorrow or next month Our High command in Ko ea is going to do everything pos ible to prevent the spread of the vorean war and the best way ney can do that is to hand out a eking to the Chinese reds and retend they were North Koreans War Not in Mind Nor does the Chinese communist overnment want to get into a ormal war with the United States nd the United Nations If they ver had any such idea in mind hey would have done it two months ago when they could have iven our troops a bad time along he line of the Pusan perimeter Then what are the Chinese reds p to in North Korea They are fighting a delaying ae on There are enough Chinese long the battle line to launch mited counterattacks and make ashes at the UN lines of com nunicalion There are two good casons why the Chinese would like to delay the conquest of North Korea 1 Along the North Korean bor der there are power plants which supply the factories in Manchuria Those plants are on the North Ko rean side of the Yalu river which is the natural boundary line If the UN troops capture the power plants intact they can demoralize much of Manchurias industry simply by throwing a switch The Chinese reds may have decided to dismantle the plants and re move as much equipment as pos sible to Manchuria on the backs of coolies They need time for that and the way to get time is to throw some troops into the path of the advancing Americans and South Koreans Preparing Defenses 2 The reds may be preparing some extensive defense works on the Manchurian side of the bor der At the present time the UN troops have no intention of cross ing from North Korea into Man churia but the mere fact that our commanders say so doesnt con vince the communists Their prop aganda line is that the United States is out to conquer all of Asia and it could be that they are beginning to believe their own advertising Chinese red prisoners who have been captured are not 1st class troops Apparently they have re ceived just enough training to know how to handle rifles and light machine guns 2 Yank Columns Crack Defense Near Border HighestFooc Prices Ever in Prospect Agriculture Predicts Reinforced Pressure to Bring Spring Uptur By KARL R BAUMAX Washington IP Higher foo the highest are in prospect for next year th agriculture departmentsaid Tues day The department predicted tha food prices which have rise through most of 1950 with a fairl sharp upturn after the outbrea of war in Korea probably will not go up much more before lat winder But in a report on the nationa food situation the departmen foresaw reinforced pressure o prices in the spring and declared Accelerated consumer deman for food unless checked by anti inflationary measures or othe developments could push foo prices by midyear up to and ever above the record level of the sum mer of 1948 Wont Keep Pace While food supplies somewha arger than this years are ex pected the department said th ncrease likely will be insufficien o keep pace with greater con sumer demand for food Several factors will contribut o this increased demand the de partment said It gave this ex planation The rise in employment hour worked and hourly wages will in crease consumer incomes In creases in consumer incomes ma only partly offset by higher axes and other antiinflationarj measures Larger social securit oenefits Eood consumption by many in dividuals Probable reduction n output of consumer goods am perhaps some nondurables a well as credit controls will make available additional consumer purchasing power for food Foresees Controls The department which has sak consistently that it sees no neec at present for price controls on arm commodities acknowledge hat prices may rise to the poin vhere controls could be estab ished under the law on meats and food fats and oils possibly with the exception of butter The economic controls law jassed by congress after the out Dreak of the war in Korea pro libits price ceilings on farm com modities unless prices go above he level of May 25June 25 1950 r parity whichever is higher arity is a computed price de lared by law to be fair to farm rs in prices they must ay for what they buy As the rice of things the farmer buys oes up so does parity While there was still no indi ation that price controls on farm roducts or other items are in rospect anytime soon officials ere expected to urge that con ress broaden present rent con ol authority More Rent Control Housing Expediter Tighe E Voods who administers the rent ontrol law returned to Washing on Monday after a series of con erences with local rent advisory cards across the country Aides reported he will ask that con gress 1 Eliminate a requirement of the present law that local com munities take positive action if they want federal controls con tinued beyond Dec 31 2 Give him authority to reim pose controls over any area or any general class of housing if he finds defense needs warrant it Rent control is one of the items President Truman mentioned as needing action by congress on its return to Washington Except in those areas which take affirma tive action to continue controls until next June 30 all federal rent ceilings are scheduled to die at the end of the year Without elab orating Democratic Senate Leader Lucas of Illinois told a City Club of Chicago audience Monday were going to put through another rent control bill Roy Blough one of Mr Tru mans economic advisers hinted Monday that price controls may have to be imposed to whip a threat of inflation He said in a speech that nearly all antiinfla tion weapons may be needed In World war II these weapons in cluded price controls wage con trols and rationing NO SAFETY HERE Chicago nations traf fic deaths in 1950 appear headed for the highest mark since a toll of the Nation al Safety council AP Wirephoto KOREA northeast Korea A red troops pushed UN forces back to within 25 miles of Hamhung In central Korea B red troops reoccupied Onjong and Huichon Battered UN troops were regrouping at Kujang and Tokchon On the west coast the U S 24th division drove through Sonchon while another element of the same unit captured Kusong about 34 miles from the Manchurian border On the east coast South Korean patrols dashed unopposed into Kilchu Additional troops are being pushed from Wonsati to aid UN forces Black arrows show UN moves open arrows red counterattacks PMA Agents Back McKinley Soys St that the federal governrnen thruogh jitsV paidiESlA worker is taking an active Hand in the administrations effort to elect A Loveland U S senator has broken put in a new place This time i is Mitchell county In a recent unpublicized hear ingheld at Clear Lake 5 Mitchell county farmers testified before a representative of the senates committee set up to ferret out vi olations of the Hatch act forbid ding government employes from engaging in partisan politics it has been learned Iowas Sen ator Guy Gillette is a member of ihis committee Additionally H L McKinley farmer and business man here has prepared a formal protest against the behavior of the state PMA chairman Hervey Hazen and his assistant Al Cook at an official meeting of the Mitchell county PMA in Mitchell county on Oct 17 Denied by Haxen This was the same week like meetings held in central and east ern Iowa counties led to stormy protests from several in attend nce Mr Hazen however unequi vocally denied that he or his paid associates had been guilty of any hitsg wrong He had been mis quoted he said The PMA said Mr Mc Kinley in his statement was set up to administer the farm pro ram as passed by the congress of he U S The Hatch act spe ifically charges that certain fed ral employes shall not mix poli ics in their official acts Fines nd jail sentences are provided On Oct 17 1950 an official meeting of the Mitchell county MA wascalled for the purpose f discussing federal crop insur nce In the notices sent out the o w n s h i p PMA committeemen vere asked to bring some inter sted neighbors with them State Chairman Hervey Hazen and his ssistant Al Cook were present at he meeting Both of them aid by the federal government A Campaign Speech After discussing crop insurance Hervey Hazen traced for the as embled men the AAA the he sat there smiling and nodding his head in approval Careless With Truth In a statement a few days ago Mr Hazen is reported as saying that to his knowledge neither he nor his assistants were officially mixing in politics If he made this statement thenMr Hazen haadlea the truth very loosely He knows better andfurtHer more he knows that meetings similar to the Mitch ell county one have been common for years Any farm program must be bi partisan or nonpartisan in order to succeed We need a sound farm program The land produces alike for democrats or republicans if we all give it the same intelligent care Continued actions like those of Hazen and Cook will destroy the entire farm program They should be replaced at once by men who will be administrators instead of farm program destroyers Goodwin Asks Suspension of PMA Official Des ff Robert K Goodwin Iowa republican state chairman announced Tuesday he had asked federal authorities to uspend Hervey Hazen state chair nan of the production and mar keting administration PMA This was the latest development MA and the Washington career f Al Loveland without men oning his name He called this nnamed person a great friend of farmer and ended by saying hat a correct vote on Nov 7 would ave a great influence on the uture of agriculture for years to ome Al Cook then took the floor and that he was going to stick his eck out and go further than Her ey Hazen and make a definite lea for the election of Al Love and After praising Loveland he lade derogatory statements re arding Hickenlooper which Washi ngton D C official records prove ntrue He ended by urging the ien present to go out and work or the election of Loveland During Cooks talk Hazen made 0 attempt to stop him In fact V n republican charges that PMA employes have engaged in election activities in the Iowa senatorial campaign The charges have been denied by PMA officials Goodwin said he sent the fol owing telegram to Harry B Mitch ell president of the civil service commission at Washington There is overwhelming evi ence which has been turned over o the senate election practices Committee that certain paid fed ral employers of the production and marketing administration lave actively engaged in political ctivities for the democrat candi late for the U S senate A J joveland Hervey Hazen state PMA chairman has attended meetings at which employes urged election of certain candidates Such activi ty is in direct violation of the let ter and the spirit of the Hatch act In view of this overwhelming evidence I urge you to take im mediate steps to suspend Mr Haz Tankled Troops Ram Northward FROM WIRE SERVICES Two fastmoving U S columns crashed through North Korean de fenses at widely separated points Tuesday in a concerted effort to reach the Manchurian border sometime Wednesday On the west a U S 24th divi sion tank column sliced within 33 road miles of the Manchurian bor der town of Sinuiju Maj Gen John H Church commandinf the 24th said he wouldbe dis appointed if the diyUiorifdid not reach the border WednewJiijr The U S 7th divistoriwhlch landed at twon on the eastcoact Sunday drove swiftly northeast Aerial reports to 8th army head quarters said the 7th reached Pungsan 40 air miles south of the Manchurian border town of Hyes anjin Headquarters said leading elements of the 7th hopedto reach that border town V Wednesday Meet But fierce counterattacks by crack Chinese and North Korean communist troops slowed andK at places stalled altogether allied columns battling in snow and mud along inland highways toward the Manchurian border A spokesman for Gen Douglas MacArthur reported that the com munists have thrown in fresh welltrained troops either Chi nese Korean or bothrin a desper ate attempt to keep the allies away from the big Boulder dam res ervoirs and power plants in west and northeast Korea The Japanesebuilt northwest ern plants 60 miles up the Yalu river on the Koreanside of the frontier serve Manchuria as well as North JCoreC High American said United Nations forces miiht have to smash jt least two or three more defended enemy lines before they reached this sectorofthe Opposition In contrast to the bitter resist ance inland the U S 24th divi sions Task Force Stevens under Col Richard W Stevens of Pierre S Dak met little or no opposition in its sweep up the northwest coast toward Sinuiju the new North Korean provin cial capital The Americans took over coastal advance from the British commonwealth 27th brigade late Monday at Chongju 50 miles southeast of Sinuiju They rolled on 23 miles in a little less than 24 hours captur ing intact and crossing a bridge over the Tongnae river and seiz ing Conchon without firing a shot At last reports the task force was 4 miles beyond Son chbn The only resistance encountered was on the approaches to Son chon 20 miles west of Chongju There the Americans destroyed 7 enemy tanks Two were still on flat cars when they opened fire on the onrushing Americans DUBUQUE SAFE PLACE Chicago Iowa Is one of 68 towns in the United States that has had no traffic deaths in the last 9 months en until the investigation is com pleted The senate election practices committee is headed by Senator Guy M Gillette Iowa democrat Gillette has said that his commit tee would look into the charges of PMA political activity The Hatch act forbids most fed eral employes from engaging in election campaigns Hazen declined to comment on Goodwins action except to say Let them have their fun In Washington Chairman Harry B Mitchell of the civil service commission said Tuesday it had no authority to suspend Hazen pending further investigation of a complaint he attended an Iowa campaign meeting Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Shifting winds and turning cooler Tuesday night Partly cloudy and cooler Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 44 High Wednesday 68 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler extreme north Tuesday night and in all sections Wednesday Low Tues day night 45 to 50 extreme north 50 to 55 elsewhere High Wed nesday 66 to 72 north 72 to south FiveDay Weather Outlook Cooler Wednesday Colder by Friday or Saturday Warmer with showers Sunday Tempera tures will average 10 to 12 de grees above normal Normal high near 56 Normal low 34 Rainfall will average Oth inch or less with most places getting none at all Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy cooler south Low Tuesday night 3238 north 3845 south High Wednesday 4854 north 6065 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 81 Minimum 52 At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 18 ;