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\r I ¡jpgj :* ' THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1966 i; NEW EFFORT IN Mrs. Kraxner Feels Deep Loss - 83RD DISTRICT------------- ~ * • » * Candidates of Both Parties Seek Write-In Votes ONE NAME ON BALLOT Activity Spurred by the Death of Democratic Nominee By George E. McCuistion (A Member of The Star's Staff) Candidates on both sides of the political fence, none of whom won nomination in the August primary, are staking their chances in Tuesday’s election on write-in votes and a party appointment for victory in Missouri’s 83rd representa tive district. The death of W. Roy Groce, 74, of Richmond, who won the Democratic nomination in August, brought a district committee appointment for Richard Dale, a Richmond lawyer, the only candidate whose name will be on the ballot. Announces a Bid The only Republican in the race, Charles E. Kirk, a 45- year-old Richmond insurance man, announced his intention to be a write-in candidate after the THE WIFE AND CHILDREN of Lt. David J. Kraxner, Independence policeman killed Monday in the line of duty, gathered yesterday in their living room. They are (left to right) Deborah Kraxner, 10; Vernon Kraxner, 3; Mrs. Janeth Joann Kraxner, holding Rebecca Kraxner, 2, and David Kraxner, 13. By Margaret Olwine {A Member of The Star's Staff) INCE the fatal shooting Monday of Independence police Lt. David J. Kraxner, the white ranch-style home where he lived (A S “You’ll be doing for the children,” a friend said, coming quickly to put an arm around her. “The good Lord wouldn't have given you the children, if he didn’t think you’d take good care of them.” For a second she smiled. Planned for College “David said we’d put the kids Clay County. Ray T. Pettegrew, 48-year-old Excelsior Springs restaurant ** owner, who was narrowly de- X feated by Groce by 43 votes in •Z* the primary, has announced his >; intention to be a write-in candi- v; date on the Democratic ticket. • X “I’m working at it and keep- v ing my fingers crossed,” Pette- X grew said. “I have to get across .*£ to the voters that I’m in the X running again.” V Take Dim View X Seasoned Clay County politl- •J* cians have a dim view of Pette- X grew’s chances since they be•l' neve the average voter relies X primarily on seeing a candi- v date’s name on the ballot. X Ray County*i political history v has been dominated by Demo- X crats. The emergence of a Re- I' publican organisation behind X Kirk, a partner in the Alder & ■I' Kirk Insurance agency, received strong encouragement #• from Clay County Republicans, v» Democrats and Republicans X square off against one another H in each of the other three state X representative races in Gay I County. The three Democrats \ won nominations in the primary I-, election over opponents while X Republican candidates coasted / through without competition. X In the 88th district, Phillip H. >' Snowden, 27-year-old Democrat, X has been trying to consolidate / divided Democratic strength to I* defeat Richard D. Dowd, 35, in •: the first bid by both canidates v for an elective post. X Dowd is president of Lake- v shire Sandwiches, Inc., Kansas X City. Snowden is a Kansas City X lawyer. Seeks Second Term X Charles Broomfield, 29, Demo- V crat, is seeking his second 2- X year term a« representative U from the 87th district against < the efforts of Harry D. Baker, X jr., .34, Republican, making nis y first move for public office, +: Baker is the general manager I* for Equipment Sales & Leasing *1 company. Broomfield, a former " school teacher, is an insurance salesman. Stan Thomas, jr., 42, Democrat, is seeking re-election as . representative from the 88th district against Paul S. Giovag- *' noli, 39, Republican, who ran for a State Senate post from Clay County two years ago. Giovagnoli, an engineer-manufacturer, is the owner of the President Commercial Mecha- y nisms company. Thomas is a / self-employed refuse contractor. primary election. ... .... Subsequently, Kirk w»s en- 1w! h has family has been filled dorsed by both the Clay and ! with relatives, fellow pohce offi- Ray County Republican central and their wives, committees. The 83rd district Yesterday Mrs. •Janeth (Suz inriurip« all of Rsv Countv and1 ^ Kraxner sat alone on the di- through college, she said. The £e F?shing « Sp in ! 'an and talked of her loss. boys especially. He said they’d Tries to Console h™e„ more °PPortumtyl Police Lt. Rondell Stewart, a T‘jje children, David Kraxner, friend and the previous owner;Deborah K«xi»r, 10; Ver- of the house in which the Krax- non Ler0y Kraxner 3, and Renew had lived for 10 months. bccca ,.ynh Kraxner, 2, had tried to comfort her. been whisked Into a bedroom to When the pretty 23 -year-od them the ordea, of the widow spoke, she stared dully qUestj0ning. , ,. , T “Yes, I must think of them, When mom and dad died, I she sai^ her eyes turning \ as by myself, she said. “Now towar(j the bedroom area. , I’m by myself again. ^ o]dest Davjd and The BROVCEK TO HOSPITAL Debbie, are children of Krax _______ ner’s by a previous marriage. Independence City Manager He and Suzie had been married Will Undergo Tests five years. Robert L. Broucek, Indepen- The family was close-knit, dence city manager, will enter with all of them sharing many the Independence hospital this activities together in the home afternoon. at 10400 Norledge avenue. There Broucek said he had been los- was Suzie’s Christmas card busi- ing weight and would undergo ness, the plan to fix up a new tests. He did not know how long utility room, he would be in the hospital. “Just Sunday, Vernon helped Public Mobility Produces Many Real Estates Sales Population growth and an in- s She said many industries had creasingly mobile work force created real estate departments fought ne'J domands on help their employes transfer the real estate industry, a noted . ./L ... „ woman realtor said here yester- other cities. Realtors acposs dav the nation, likewise, iave Miss Ebby Halliday, founder stepped op their referral &rv- and owner of a real estate firm ices to make such moves easier in Dallas, Tex., said in an inter- Miss Halliday added, view that company transfers of Miss Halliday, who is marriec employees led to about 80 per to Maurice Acers, president of cent of the volume of her bus- the Acers Investment company iness. in Austin, Tex., said realtors To Be Given Award still could operate profitable Miss Halliday will receive the businesses today, despite the annual woman of the year tight money market. his dad rake the leaves,” Mrs. Kraxner said. “At least, Vernie thought he was helping. He came in with his hands in his pockets, real big, and said, “I’ve been helping my dad.” Mrs. Kraxner spoke proudly of her husband’s work and what it meant to him. “Being a policeman was his life. He was always thinking about it aud working at it. But Ire always had time for his family, too. He was a companion to his family.” He had a special reason for being a policeman, she said. “He didn't want the kids to grow up and have to deal with the bad people that he came in contact with every day.” Mrs. Kraxner has had little time to prepare for the future to even think about it. From Large Family She has 11 brothers and sisters. Some live in Falls City, Neb., their home town. Two live in Kansas City, another in St. Louis. They will .keep in close touch. Even with family to sustain her, and friends—“they’ve been wonderful”—the years ahead may be difficult. She would like to keep the family together. But she also would like to move away from the house that holds so many memories. LOCAL HEAD ASKS RETURN TO JOBS Request Made to Comply With W. E. Management Condition for Discussion The 327 union employees who walked off their jobs yesterday at the Western Electric plant m Merriam were asked last night to return to work/this morning. Clare C. Harvey, president of local No. ©95 of the Communications Workers of America, said he asked the workers to return in an attempt to satisfy the demands of the plant management as a prerequisite to negotiations. The employees, mostly from the shop section of the plant, left their jobs after they learned that a member had been fired for an alleged violation of company policy. D. W. Yerke, plant manager, said no talks with union officials would be held until the work was resumed. “When they return to work, we can continue talks under the terms of their contract,” Yerke said. Plant officials said that the union member had been discharged after being accused of falsifying some information on an application. “We feel there are many gray areas here,” Harvey said, “so there is still some doubt as to whether or not he should have been let go.’* TWO DIE IN CRASH Caruthersville, Mo. (AP)— Catherine Oliva McClendon, 17, and Shirley Mae Schram, 19, both of Caruthersville, were killed Monday when their car sideswiped a station wagon and struck a utility pole on a county road near Carutnersville. RAF Chases Red Planes London (AP)—Ten Soviet 6 lanes were intercepted by ritish Lightning fighters close to the British coast last week, a Royal air force spokesman said yesterday. The Soviet aircraft were not over British territory and there was no hostile action, the spokesman said. The British fighters, however, moved in and the Soviet planes moved off. The RAF issued a photograph showing a 4-engine Bison reconnaissance aircraft 37,000 feet above the North sea and about 100 miles from the British coast. In close attendance were two RAF Lightning fighters. “They were escorting the Soviet plane,” said the RAF spokesman. Youth Accused In False Alarm At South High An 18-year-old Fairway youth was arrested yesterday and accused of turning in a false fire alarm at the Shawnee-Mission South high school, 107th street and Nall avenue, Overland Park. Douglas H. Mayo, of 4624 West Sixty-first street terrace, was arrested by Patrolman Elden G. Stoskopf, who was at the school. Mayo was taken to the city hall, where he was charged with turning in the false alarm, riotous conduct and trespassing on school property. He was released after posting $400 bond. Stoskopf said he was leaving the school when he heard the alarm: Wallace R. Johnson, the principal, hailed Stoskopf and told him he had seen Mayo, break the glass of a fire alarm box. About 1,900 students evacuated the school. Mayo’s hearing in Overland Park police court was scheduled for 7 o’clock November 9. Thousands of readers know about the pulling power of Star Want Ads. Dial BA 1-5500—Adv. Kraxner Memorial Fund to $3,000 About $3,000 had been contributed to the David J. Kraxner memorial fund by 5 o’clock yesterday to aid the widow and four children of the slain Independence police lieutenant. Donations may be taken to the office of the police chief or mailed to the fraternal order of police, Independence police department, 200 South Main street, Independence. Several donations have ranged from $100 to $300, said Mrs. Judith Bates, secretary to the police chief. Other donations have been pledged and other funds are being established in surrounding communities for the family. K. U. ALUMNI TO MEET Dr. Wescoe, Ernest C. Frlesen Will Speak at Fall Festival The Greater Kansas City Area Alumni Association of the University of Kansas will hold its 1906 Jayhawk Fall festival tomorrow at the National Guard armory in Kansas City, Kansas. Activities begin at 7:45 o’clock and include dinner, music and talks by Ernest C. Friesen, jr., assistant U. S. attorney general for administration, and Dr. W. Clarke Wescoe, chancellor of the university. A FIRE AT*THE PROM Blaze Damages Kitchen, Crrease Chute and Roof A fire last night on the roof of the Prom-Sheraton Motor Inn, I Sixth and Main streets, caused $100 damage, Robert Schaaf, battalion chief, said. He said the fire started on a stove in the kitchen and went up the grease chute to the roof, w'here it ignited a wooden frame. Business in the dining room continued uninterrupted. PHONI NA 1-7900 EARLY AS 7:30 OR MAIL AN ORDER TO KLINE'S BASEMENT ROOM SIZE 91”x132” RAYON TWEED CUSHION-BACKED RUGS FIRST QUALITY Choose Block/Brown, Tan, Green tweed, or multicolor stripe pattern. • It’s perfect for use in bedroom, recreation or guest room! • Cushion back eliminates extra pad. • Limited quantities on deep pile rugs for the luxurious look of carpeting! . 12.88 X onncus ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY W award of the Advertising and Sales Executives club at a noon luncheon today. Down Payments Bigger She said many prospective homeowners had found it was Miss Halliday attributed the easier to get a loan with a larg- increased mobility to corpora- er-than-usual down payment, tion and plant expansion. Many persons are buying as ‘‘Twenty per cent of the total groups and more and more per- United States population one sons with capital are turning to year or older had a different real estate loans as more stable address in March, 1965. than investments, from the one a year earlier.” Miss Halliday was accompa she said. nied here by her husband. #. s¿ * , Si teachers! adler's is your specialty shop nearest the auditorium ... just a hop, skip, and a jump away! K¡ 3 HEW TRIAL IS DENIED Kscapee From Olathe Jail Is Given a Sentence A motion for a new trial for Jimmie Lee Comstock, 22, after his jailbreak conviction earlier this month, was denied Monday in Johnson County District Court. The young man, who lives at 737 Packard street, Kansas City, Kansas, had been accused > of breaking out of the county jail September 16 in Olathe with six other prisoners. A jury found him guilty. He had asserted another prisoner used a sharpened screwdriver to force him and another S risoner to accompany the other ve escapees. Judge Herbert W. Walton denied Comstock a new trial. He sentenced the defendant to more than two years in the Kansas State Industrial reformatory, Hutchinson, Kas. Jerry J. Miller, Comstock’s court-appointed attorney, said Comstock would apply for probation tomorrow at a parole board hearing. 'Hie charge on which Comstock had been held in the jail, receiving stolen property, will dismissed, the county attor- 'y, ney’t office said. 5 ~ ’-SPEAKS TO HISTORIANS ’.Booker Rucker, curator of the Watkin’s Mill State park, will meak at 7:30 o’clock tonight at a meeting of the Antioch Community Church Historical sode- at the church, 4806 Antioch road, North. % 'i *4 S • *4 1 i: J. ii y* j* A j m J J* 'J wool knit sheath... slashed-with- suede gives chic, colorful contrast on scarf and sleeves! . . • wool double-knit in moss or navy with gold suede . . *. sizes 8-16 in the dress salon «-ail 5 stores 27.00 Crepe makes news in Tribute's half-size Never-out-of-season acetate-rayon crepe to wear all doy, and after dark. Stitched, tucked bodice and short sleeves, slim gored skirt. Black or blue; sizes MVi to 24V 2 . 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