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THE KOKOMO TRIBUNE THE KOKOMO DISPATCH VOL. LXDC—NO. 140 CITY EDITION KOKOMO, IND., WEDNESDAY,- FEBRUARY 13, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Collapse From Within Bicraest %/%J Danger to U. S. Sen. Bontrager Gives Warning In Lincoln Day Talk Guide to 'Good Buys 9 in Twin Dollar Days To Appear Thursday The guide to Dollar Day bargains will appear in Thursday's edition of The Tribune. ing prepared for display as Dollar Day plans moved ahead Wednesday. The bargain prices will pre- of advertisements listing in detail the bargains that are to be offered to shoppers of this area in Kokomo's twin Dollar Days Friday and Saturday. Fifty-six stores are participating in the special double-day sale, The threat of internal collapse is j and all of them, will have free It will consist of many pages vail, starting at 9 a.m. Friday. America's greatest danger today as it was in Lincoln's time, State Sen. D. Tlussell Bontrager of Elkhart declared at the annual Lincoln Day banquet of Howard County Republicans Tuesday night. Sen. Bontrager was the principal speaker at the meeting, which was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of 325 at the St. Joan of Arc Church. Quoting Lincoln as saying that the country's peril did not come from foreign nations but could spring up at home, the senator declared the present threat is that the American people •will regress from selfishness to complacency and apathy, then to dependency upon a paternalistic government and finally to bondage. Just as mankind has risen from bondage to a state of liberty and abundance such as prevails in the United States, he can slip back down the ladder to his original state of servitude, Sen. Bontrager warned. Congressman John V. Beamer of j the Indiana Fifth District spoke briefly, referring to Lincoln's statement that "to sin by silence when men should protest makes cowards of men." He said that admonition is applicable today in that it is sinful to fail to protest "the wrongdoing, extravagances and blunders of the Fair Deal." j The congressman exhibited a copy \ of the $85 billion federal budget,) which he said -weighs live andj three-fourths pounds, and asserted i the Fair Deal "is trying to spend] us to destruction." 'Lead or Decay? Whether we like it or not, the U. S. has been thrust into the position of world leadership, and the question is will Americans maintain that position or "go down the drain" like Rome, Greece and other civilizations, Sen. Bontrager said. Factors within our borders which threaten our chances of remaining a great nation include corruption in government, dangerous spending policies, and Communist sympathizers in the government, he charged. He asserted: "There are people in the government acting .as couriers for Stalin, the modern Genghis Khan who would enslave the world." i The beginning point of all civil-* izations has been bondage, out- of •which man's first step was spiritual faith and after that, courage, said the speaker. It took courage, for example, for our American forefathers to assert and win their liberty, "regardless of the consequences of the next elections," the senator said, and he continued that liberty in turn produced abundance. A nation, he went on, can reverse that process of advancement by first growing selfish, and he cited as instances of selfishness the hoarding that went on after the outbreak of the Korean War, the selfishness of lobbyists at the state legislature, etc. Following selfishness, a people can become complacent, Sen. Bontrager continued, and as illustrations he referred to the fact that 45 million people of voting age did not vote in the 1948 Presidential election, and 900,000 Hoosiers stayed away from the polls that year. Emphasizing his assertion, of apathy and complacency, he questioned whether people generally are incensed by "the smell of corruption" coming out of Washington, or aroused about Communist influence in the U. S. government or what he said was "the sell-out of China." "Must we go on wrapping our public morals in a pastel mink tickets for children to ride on the "Merchants' Express," the miniature train which is to operate on the courthouse square. Merchants assured the buying public of finding thousands of genuine bargains on both days of the special shopping event. Stocks of high grade merchandise were be- The stores participating in the Dollar Days event are the following: W. H. Turner & Co., Hiff Tog- gery, Humphrey Printing Company, Tinkler Floor Covering, F. W. Woolworth Co., Palmblades, Galbreath and Stewart, Hook's Drug Store, S. S. Kresge Stores, Big Shoe Store, Sweet Book Store, Roger Briney Jewelry Store, Jack Maher & Son., and Lord's Jewelry Store. McLellan Store, Gerhart's Drug Store, Montgomery Ward & Co. Jane Lee Dress Shop, King's Heat- (Conlinutd en Pag» 15, Column 4) Cites Need In City Department Tribute to King LONDON <ff> — Poet Laureate John Masefield said today he is working on a poetic tribute to King George VT, and that an ode to the new Queen would come later. Masefield, now 73, said "I, like every other Englishman, wish to say what I can in praise of a very great man." Masefield has been poet laureate since 1930. Drive Planned For Improving Camp Kokiwanee Under auspices of the Junior Department Club and •with the cooperation of various local civic organizations, a campaign will be made from April 15 to May 15 for funds to improve Camp Koki- wanee, the Girl Scout summer camp. The campaign will seek to provide a new mess hall, two unit houses (dormitories), an infirmary, more tents, cots and mattresses to replace equipment that has deteriorated, and other facilities. Junior Department Club leaders enlisted the aid of Mayor Raymon Gilbert, who proclaimed the dates given above as a period, for the drive. Referring to the club's theme, "Guarding Our American Heritage," the mayor said nothing "could be more applicable than to sponsor the development of the Girl Scout camp." The junior club's motto is "Build freedom with the education of youth of our own communities," and it is sponsoring the camp project with a two-fold purpose. The primary objective is to fulfill a definite need for the Girl Scouts, and the second is to compete for a cash prize in a national contest for women's club activities. Representatives of the junior club have contacted various civic groups and have received their endorsement of the project. The contemplated improvements are for the more than 1,100 Girl Scouts in this community, whose campsite was obtained in 1945 by the Kokomo Kiwanis Club. The camp has been in operation seven years, and during that time little development of the facilities has occurred. The drive will open at 7 p.m. April 15 with a parade led by the Kokomo High School Band, and more than 1,000 Girl Scouts will march. Second Fatality ELWOOD, Ind. (ff)—Mrs. Louise co7t "and" pitting" th"em7wayTn*"a Mffler. 38 Fort Wayne, died in deep freeze forever?" he asked. From, complacency a nation can slip into dependency, Sen. Bontrager .warned, and he referred to the growing support the federal government has been giving in "hand-outs." The senator was one of the authors of the Indiana anti- secrecy law in public welfare which sought to hold down the mounting cost of that program. He quoted Oscar E,wing, Federal Security Administrator, as stating recently that the Democratic Party would never lose a national election in his spending programs. Being Piped To Socialism "No government in the world's history has ever given the people, 1 vast hand-outs without also taking] it from them and exercising a tight control over them," the senator declared. "It is a noble thing to take care of the aged," he continued, "but now we have to go to our knees to ask this aid from the federal government. Like children, we have been listening to a pied (Continued on Page 15, Column 5} Mercy Hospital Tuesday, the second fatality in a collision at the junction of Ind. 13 and 37 south of Elwood Feb. 2. Reed M. Surratt, 39, Indianapolis, in whose car Mrs. Miller was riding, was killed i in the 'collision with an auto wrecker. Gas Price War INDIANAPOLIS W—A gasoline price war spread from Muncie and Richmond to Indianapolis Tuesday as 13 Sun Oil Co. filling stations Street Equipment Not Ample, Barnes Tells Works Board Street Commissioner William Barnes told the Board of Works Wednesday morning that maintenance of Kokomo's streets presents "a serious problem." Barnes said he planned to visit the street departments of several cities comparable in size to Kokomo to pool information for study by city officials in an attempt to learn how the local department might be expanded. The street commissioner said he was not criticizing past administrations or considering political alignments. But he asserted that the facilities, manpower and equipment provided for the Kokomo street department are inadequate to meet the needs of the city. In a report to the board of works on a trip to Richmond where he conferred with William iBurlison, street commissioner of that city, Barnes said "they have 70 men on the payroll and plan to add 10 in the summer. We have 30." Richmond is similar in size o] population to Kokomo and also is a second class city. "Street maintenance in Richmond is more consistent than ours because "of their manpower and equipment," Barnes stated: He said Burlinson told him that he is able to keep all of the city's alleys in good condition because they are cleaned and inspected at least once and sometimes twice a week. "Our alleys were cleaned only about five times la^st year and W3 can't do any better this year because we don't have the men," Barnes said. The Kokomo Garbage and Refuse department's budget calls for $49,842 plus $25,000 for materials, a total of $74,430. Richmond's garbage and- refuse department has a budget of $178,430, the local street commissioner reported. Richmond has 14 trash trucks and nine street trucks, three garbage trucks, a sewer truck and two automobiles while "we have only nine trash and street trucks three garbage trucks, a water (Continued on Pag* 15, Column 4) Newark Port To Be Closed During Probe Special Safety Group Is Named By 25 Airlines NEW YORK W — Government and airline officials have promisee to keep disaster-haunted Newark Airport closed pending congressional "and other responsible official investigations." Another direct result of the New York metropolitan, area's fourth airliner crash in two months is an agreement by 25 airlines to create a special safety committee and to hold flights over congested areas to a minimum. Government and airline officials met here for almost six hours Tuesday in the wake of Monday's smash-up of a National Airlines plane in Elizabeth, N. J. Newsmen were barred from the closed meeting, but two persons who attended said there was strong sentiment for eventual reopening of the Newark field, which borders on Elizabeth. The two declined use of their names. Flight operations at LaGuardia and Idlewild fields in the Queens borough of New York City and a Teterboro, N. J., also were discussed at the meeting. The Por of New York Authority, a two-state agency, operates these fields as well as Newark Airport. Elizabeth's disaster Monday, kill ing 31 persons, was the third time a plane using Newark Airpor crashed in the New Jersey city A total of 117 passengers and resi dents have died in two months. The Port Authority called Tues day's meeting, which was attendee by representatives of 25 domestic airlines, three transport associations, pilots, the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Civil Aeronautics Board. A statement issued after the meeting said the conferees unani mously agreed on all safety poli cies, including the promise to keep Newark Airport closed until the in quiries are finished. In the meantime, Newark flights have been diverted to LaGuardia. Idlewild and Teterboro. Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, Amer ican World War I ace and now president of Eastern Airlines, was appointed head of the 15-member airlines' safety committee.; It will hold its first meeting here Friday. Allies Accept 60-Day Limit On POW Deals 'BLUNDER BUST' — A bomb burst, intended to simulate an atomic blast for "Exercise Snowfall/' produces instead a profile of "grandma' (upper right). She seems to have contempt for the four Mustangs" laying a smoke screen below her. The simulated blast was produced Feb. 12 at Camp Drum, N. Y. (AP Wirephoto) Nehru Wins Seat In Indian Parliament NEW DELHI (ff)—Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru today was elected to the national Parliament from Allahabad, his home district. He defeated a silent Holy man and three other opposition candidates. Nehru polled 233,571 votes. His immediate rival was a candidate sworn to silence, bearded Prabhu Dutt Brahmachari, a Hindu Sadhu — holy man — who polled 56,718 votes. Brahmachari, a rarity in politics, gave Nehru the silent treatment during the campaign. He had taken an oath, as a means of self- purification, never to speak. Howard's Farmers To Meet Next Week To Set Practices ting prices. PMA Meetings Scheduled For All Townships Howard County farmers will begin Monday a series of meetings designed to formulate soil building practices for this area during 1952. M. J. Rayl, vice chairman of the Production Marketing Association, said Wednesday that meetings have been scheduled for next week in the various townships to aid farmers in making selections for practices they will choose for the year. On Monday, farmers in Honey Creek Township will meet at the Russiaville Bank; those in Liberty Township will meet in the Town Hall at Greentown and those in Union Township will meet in the Union School Building. On Tuesday, the Harrison Town- Indiana Weather INDIANA: Cloudy tonight and Thursday. Rather windy north Chamber of Commerce Pledges Its Co-Operation for Base Reactivation Co-operation in providing the necessary facilities for serving the Bunker Hill Air Base if it should be reactivated by the United States Air Force was pledged Wednesday by the Kakomo Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber sent a letter to Thomas K. Finletter, Secretary of the Air Force, at Washington, ex:o aid in treme south portions tonight and most of state Thursday mixed -with ' «nding facilities. snow in extreme north Thursday. Maddux> head of t | e AF's' air base The letter was in response to a statement by Brig. Gen. H. R. divin - High Thursday 35-40 north, 40-48 i south. TRIBUNE WEATHER REPORT For 24-hour period ending 2 p. m. Wednesday: Maximum, 52; minimum, 24. At 2 p. m. Wednesday: 41. Reading Feb. 13, 1951: Maximum, 49; minimum, 45. Sun sets Wednesday at 5:19 p. m. Sun rises Thursday at 6:40 a. m. port for families which would occupy the base if it is re-activated. In the opinion of the Chamber of Commerce, any decision to reactivate the base should be made "on the basis of the contribution such re-activation will make to the defense of our country." The text of the Chamber's letter follows: "The Kokomo Chamber of Com- merce is vitally interested in any governmental, commercial, or industrial activity which may affect the well-being of our community. It also is cognizant of the obligation of its members as citizens of the United States. It, therefore; earnestly recommends that the decision as to the reactivation of the Bunker Hill Naval Air Station be made on the basis of the contribution such reactivation will make to the defense of our country. The fact that facilities originally constructed at heavy expense are available at Bunker Hill should bear much weight in making the decision. "The Kokomo Chamber of Commerce is hereby placing itself on record that, if the best interest of our national defense is served by reactivation of the Bunker Hill Naval Air Station, it will actively support all efforts to provide the necessary facilities for serving the Air Station and its personnal." ship meeting will be held in the Farm Bureau Co-Op office in West Middleton; Ervin Township will hold its meeting in the Ervin School garage while Clay Township farmers will meet in the Northwestern School Building. On Wednesday, Monroe Township farmers will get together in the New London School Building; Howard Township will meet- in the Howard Township School Building and Jackson Township farmers will meet in the Jackson School Building. On Thursday, Center Township PMA members will hold their meeting in the PMA office in the Courthouse %vhile on Friday, Taylor Township farmers are scheduled to get together in the Masonic Hall at Center. Each meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a. m. on the respective days with township committeemen in charge. They will assist the PMA farmer members in completing their plans for this year and will explain the soil testing service available in the county. The members must sign up for soil building practices by April 1, Rayl pointed out. After farmers designate what practices they will follow for this year, forms are to be returned to the county office for approval and forwarded to the state. The government assists in the various practices by returning a certain per cent of what is spent to the individual farmer. Rayl pointed out that this usually is on an average not to exceed half of the amount. i For example, -Rayl said, a schedule submitted by the state provides for a return of $1.50 per ton for liming materials used by the individual farmer to improve his soil fertility. This is one of the many practices which are approved for this year. The Federal Government does not return the money, or earnings as it is sometimes called, until early in the following year. As yet, checks have not been returned for 1951 practices, Rayl said, but he pointed out the amount will be at least $42,800. 'He'll Run;' 'He Won't' Tips Confuse Capital Every Truman Visitor Comes Up with 'Know' WASHINGTON^—Benjamin G. Browdy, president of the Zionist Organization of America, said President Truman told him today he will make up his mind "within the next 10 or 15 days" whether to run for re-election. Browdy, after a call at the White House, also told reporters: "Judging by his remarks, I'd say he will run again. I personally hope he will." But another White House caller, who saw Truman right after Browdy, had an entirely different report. Abraham Feinberg, New York] hosiery manufacturer, said he asked the President directly whether he would be a candidate. Feinberg added: "He said he hadn't made up his mind whether to run, hasn't had time to, and did not plan to make his decision for some time to come." And a little later, Presidential Secretary Joseph Short, told a news conference Browdy was not authorized to quote the President, nor, Short added, was Rep. Sabath (D-I11) who quoted the President Tuesday as telling him he might make the "sacrifice" and seek reelection if it would serve world peace. Short said many people go in to see the President and "some of them come out and do a lot of talking." Asked whether he was saying the President hadn't made the remarks attributed to him by Browdy, Short replied: "The* President has made no such public remarks as you mention. I'm sure some people in their enthusiasm confuse their own remarks with those of the President." Asked then if he referred to Browdy and to Sabath, Short said he was talking "in. general terms." Short said he himself did not have "the vaguest idea" when the President will announce a decision. Only Tuesday, Rep. Sabath CD- Ill) quoted the President as telling him he might make the "sacrifice" and seek re-election if it would serve world peace. Browdy said that in two tours (Continued on Page 15, Column 6) Republicans Raise Storm Warnings In Statewide Lincoln Day Rallies By The Associated Press Republican leaders raised storm warnings of war clouds Tuesday night in a statewide lineup of Lincoln Day rallies. Sen. Henry C. Dworshak of Idaho told an Indianapolis rally the American people are in a "tragic dilemma" because of a "blind acceptance of the foreign policy of the New Deal." "If we continue as in the past to commit our country beyond its economic capacity," Dworshak said, "we will inevitably be destroyed. Inflation and destruction of our economy are just as menacing as Red aggression from abroad." Sen. William E. Jenner of Bedford told a rally in Columbus "the Republican party is not fighting to win office but to safeguard the great republic." "It is our task," he said, "to make sure the true story of the New Deal-Fair Deal conspiracy reaches the ears of all our fellow citizens. If we do that, we shall win." At Lafayette, Rep. Charles A. Halleck of Rensselaer said: "If the nation is to be spared a future bleak with prospects of more undeclared wars on more fronts around the 20,000-mile perimeter of the Soviet Union, new leadership is needed." Samuel R. Harrell, an announced candidate for governor, spoke at a home-town rally in Noblesville. He said Lincoln, if alive today, "would be appalled by the mismanagement and corruption at home and apprehensive of the danger and disorganization in American affairs abroad." Duke of Windsor Joins Family In Mourning for Dead King Thousands Brave Cold and Snow To View Body LONDON GR—The Duke of Windsor returned to England today to join in the national mournin for his brother, King George VI, whose subjects gathered in increasing numbers i.o pay tribute at ancient Westminster Hall. "It is indeed a sad arrival," said the Duke who arrived alone at Southampton from New York. Secretary of State Dean Acheson arrived by air from the United States to represent President Truman at the state funeral Friday. He will join six kings, and the representatives of many heads of states An the rites at Windsor. Despite snow flurries and 17 degree cold a line of mourners six abreast and two miles long formed at noon outside the doors of nine- centuries old Westminster Hall where the dead King lay in state a second day. ^ All but one of'Europe's remaining ruling sovereigns and other representatives of the world's governments meanwhile hurried to London for the King's funeral Friday, when his body will be taken to Windsor Castle for burial with his ancestors in St. George's Chapel. First in the line today was a woman from Oxford. She was there before the doors closed behind the last of yesterday's pilgrims at 1:45 a. m. but, she said, "I wanted to see the coffin of my King in daylight." The man behind her had hitchhiked 130 miles from Somerset. He didn't have the railroad fare, he said, but "I had to get here to pay my last respects to a great King." A crippled veteran of World War (Continued en Pag* 15, Column 6) Committee Delves into Old Problem of Too Few Sectional Tickets and Comes up with 'An Answer' By JAMES D. MITCHELL Tribune Staff Writer Kokomo High school Wednesday walked into its annual sectional basketball tournament ticket struggle faced with the customary situation—too many fans and too few ducats. The opening shot of the battle was fired in an announcement of plans for the distribution of approximately 3,762 sectional tickets in a city which has sent more than 5,000 fans to every home game of the season. Main point of the communique was the announcement that applications will be received from regular 1951-52 season book holders at Gate No. 2 of the Memorial Gymnasium next Monday and Tuesday. There will be no sale of tickets to the non-season ticket holding public. Orders will be received between the hours of 9 a. m. and 8 p. m. Monday and 9 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. Tuesday. No orders will be accepted or ticket information given by telephone, officials said. The ticket policy, adopted Tuesday night by an advisory commit- students, four adults representing the general public and local newspaper and radio personnel, sets up the following priorities in order: 1. Parents of the 12 players comprising the Kokomo tournament squad. 2. High school students. 3. School officials. 4. Teachers holding regular 1951-52 season books. 5. Adults and grade school students and teachers holding regular 1951-52 season books. The committee noted that the first four categories would require approximately 1,262 tickets. That (Continued on Pas* 15, Column 3) Promise Also To Compromise On Supervision Repatriation Issue Unsettled By New Agreement By WILLIAM JORDEN MUNSAN, Korea GB—Allied negotiators Wednesday accepted a 60- day limit on exchanging prisoners and offered to compromise their demands for supervising a Korean truce. The Communists had proposed the 60-day limit. The exchange period is to start when an armistice is signed. The agreement does not touch the key question of voluntary repatriation. The United Nations Command, holding 132,000 prisoners, had wanted 30 'days more than was allowed the Reds to complete the exchange. The Reds list only 11,558 men in Red POW camps. Allied staff officers negotiating details for supervising a "truce offered a two-point compromise: (1) If Communists agree to rotating 40,000 troops a month in addition to men on temporary leave, the Allies will drop two demands the Reds oppose. One of these would forbid shifting troops during a truce hi a manner that could constitute an offensive threat. The other would require weekly reports on the location of all major military units. "(2) Both sides "meet halfway on the number of ports of entry through which troops and arms would move under neutral supervision during a truce. The Allies had proposed eight. Wednesday they cut it to seven. The Reds had proposed three. Today they increased it to four. There was no word from tha Communists when they would hava ready their new proposed solution for the fifth and final Item of the armistice agenda. This deals with recommendations to the governments concerned for a settlement of the Korean problem. The Reds promised Tuesday to draft a new plan. It will be presented to a full-dress negotiating session. Meanwhile, staff officers continued working on details of the other two unsettled armistice, clauses. But each is by-passing the most troublesome issue. These by-passed points are: Shall the Reds be allowed to repair bombed out airfields? Shall prisoners of war have free choice of whether they want to be exchanged ? Staff officers dealing with prisoners agreed to skip over the voluntary repatriation question Thursday when they start going over the 11-point Allied plan for the second time. A U.N. Command communique said staff negotiators have reached such "substantial areas of accord" they "will begin work on the final draft" of the prisoner clause. In Wednesday's session they spent considerable time discussing the role of joint Red Cross teams. The Reds have agreed to such teams, but object to outlining their functions in detail. Col; George W. Hickman, Allied staff officer, said the Communists say too strict rules might slowdown the return of prisoners. The Allies told Communist negotiators there was no reason to as,- sume that Red Cross work would interfere with administrative activity in POW campa or delay the exchange of prisoners. AH Eligible Teams Enter Cage Tourney INDIANAPOLIS W) — There will be 760 teams in the chase for the 1952 Indiana high school basketball championship. The deadline for entries is 4 p. m. today, but before noon L. V. Phillips, the Indiana High School Athletic Association commissioner, announced entries for all eligible teams were on hand. The 760 total is one more than last year, but short of the record total of 787 in 1938. The commissioner explained that consolidations have reduced the number of schools. The entry blanks are to be shuffled and drawings for the sectionals, regionals, semi - finals and finals will be conducted Feb. 20 in the commissioner's office. The drawings will be released at 8 a. m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Wholesale Food Prices Decline NEW TORK CW—Wholesale food prices dropped this week to tha overall level of Jan. 15 — whick was lowest since early November, 1950, according to the Dun & Bradstreet food index. At $6.57 the index compared with $6.61 last week and wa3 9.4 per cent below the year-ago level of $7.25. It hasn't been lower since it touched $6.52 on Nov. 7, 1950. The. highest point reached since then was $7.31 on Feb. 20, 1951.