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THE TH TIMES, Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 119 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1952.-SIXTEEN PAGES. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5c Living Cost Climbs to New Record Consume? Price Index Up to 190.8 Per Cent Of 1935-1939 Average WASHINGTON (AP) — The cost of living as meas ured by the governmen reached a new record Thurs day, bringing a three cen hourly pay hike to more than one million auto workers. The newest consumer's price in dex, reflecting the cost of food clothing, shelter and other con sumer items as of July 15, moved to 190.8 per cent of the 1935-133 average. It was 1.2 points higher than the June index and 5 per cen higher than the level of January 1951, when price and wage controls took effect. The increase continued a steady five months' climb in the cost o living for moderate income citj families. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an arm of the Labor Department, publishes a cost of living index each month. BLS said ''a sharp rise" in food prices was primarily responsible for the higher overall living costs. Miscellaneous goods' and services, including higher automobile insurance rates and medical care, advanced three-tenths of one per cent, rents were up two-tenths of one per cent, and food advanced one and one half per cent between June 15 and July 15. The newest index showed that living costs are now 12.1 per cent above the pre-Korea level of June, 1950. The. increase was six-tenths of one per cent over June, 1952. The June 15 index, also a ^record, was 189.6 per cent of the 1935-1939 average and 11.4 per cent over pre-Korea prices. This was 4.4 per cent higher than the level in January, 1951. when price and wage controls first became effective. The CIO Auto Workers' contract provides for a one - qent hourly wage increase for each 1.14 rise in the living cost index. Adjustments •re made every three months. i The cost of living dropped during February and auto workers took a one-cent cut in hourly wages in the April adjustment. Since February, living costs have risen steadily. Sooner Than Anticipated WINDOW ROCK, Ariz, (ffl — Indian Trader Sammy Day told Navajos at isolated Pine Springs that if they'd help him build an air strip, it might some day save a life. The Indians finished the work Wednesday. A half hour later 4- year-old Anderson Six got " an orange peel caught in his throat and was strangling. James Bickle, rommander of the Navajo Civil Air Patrol Squadron stationed at Window Rock, flew to the newly-completed air strip and removed the child to the Ft. Defiance, Ariz., Medical Center. Doctors said the child was out of danger. KU's Lonborg Sees Big Year For Football Football at the University of Kansas, from the way Dutch Lonborg talks, will continue its improvement this year. Lonborg, KU's new athletic director, talked to the Rotary Club yesterday about football prospects. With a good team; a good coaching staff and the best schedule, in the school's history, the future looks bright. ' i I Lonborg was especially high on; he Jayhawk backfield — Hoag ".aughlin, Brandeberry and Reich- he doubts if there's a better one n the land. He had a good word oo, for coach Jules Sikes' ability 'he's got a terrific offense—he's ust now coming into his own,' Lonborg said. The athletic director said there vould be six home games this I'ear, instead of the usual four 01 ive. He said also he was dicker- ng with NBC on a nation-wide tele- :ast of the KU-TCU game. Lonborg said Sikes has told him, 'We can win every game we ilay,'' in spite of a schedule thai las Oklahoma, TCU and Southern Methodist on it. Guests at the meeting: F. E. Fear 30 Drowned In Korean Flood SEOUL, Korea Iff)—Thirty U. S soldiers on a training exercise Thursday were feared drowned by a wall of water which engulfed them suddenly as they crossed a South Korean river. Bodies of only 12 of the 45th Infantry Division men lost in last Monday's tragedy have been recovered, a division spokesman said. Dredges and grappling hooks swept the unidentified river for the other 18 missing men. One body was found 68 miles downstream. The 30 included one officer and 29 enlisted men. Names were withheld until next of kin are notified. Rain from a typhoon which lashed Okinawa and Korea this week unleashed the crushing nine- foot wall of water in the normally Knee-deep river. KILLED IN ACCIDENT HAYS, Kas. (ffl — Elmer Arnold, 22, Hays, was killed Thursday when he was pinned beneath his milk truck on U. S. Highway 40 two miles west of Hays. The highway patrol said the truck skidded on. wet pavement and overturned into a ditch. and Bill McCune, Uvalde, Tex.; Ed Kumpe, Lawrence; John Vahler, Fairfax, Va.; Gilbert Cuthertson, Leavenworth; Dr. L. C. :alvert, Weston; Capt. L. B. Allen, ort Leavenworth; Earl Stanton and Jack Elliott, Leavenworth; :mery Tilson, St. Joseph, and Christopher Sanderson, son of Col. Jack Sanderson, British officer at the 'post. Slichigaii GOPs Scurry To Set up Ballot LANSING. Mich. — Red - Immaculata Registration Is Next Week 4-H-ers Hold Style Review and 4-H Club members vied 1 a s t, dresses were made by Betty Berg, night for the right to enter thelleft, member of the Happy Hollow stafe fair next month ropresent-jciub, and June Freeman, member Registration and enrollment atijng Leavenworth County. A style: Immaculata High School are sche- review and home demonstration duled for Wednesday. Aug. 2 7,1 contests were held in the auditor?" d ,, T i, 1 " r ? d _ ay ' Au , S, 2S> f 5 om ? : ??! ium o£ Losing Rural High School. In the photograph above, t w o- 'prize-winning drosses are modeled At that time students may make;by Virginia Hcintzelman, 5, left, to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. of the 49-crs. A date dress of chartreuse pique with brown accessories won Shirley Meints the title of "Best Dressed Girl" of the style review; Herbert Schwinn was 'chosen "Best Groom- desired changes in schedules madejand Thelma Louise Kraus, 7; the'2. out during s.pring enrollment, Sis-| ed boy." Their picture is on page CJ gOll 2 faced Republicans were scurrying around Thursday to get the names of GOP candidates for president and vice president on the November ballot in Michigan. The Republican State Central Committee said "oops— a slip" when it was disclosed that the committee had failed to certify the names of Eisenhower and Nixon as the duly-nominated candidates to the various Michigan county clerks who prepare the ballots. Barbara- Dickoff, Republican committee secretary, explained "It was a mechanical error. We were so rushed by the early pri mary that someone apparently slipped up and forgot. :er Anne Clarice, principal, said today. New students may enroll, and book lists will be provided. Regular classes will begin Sept. S. Members of last year's faculty who are returning are Sister Anne Clarice, who teaches Latin in addition to acting as principal; Sis- er Mary Paulette who will teach Znglish, music and home econom- cs; Sister Mary Thomas, commer-; sch ° o1 anc i Lansing Rural High cial; and Sister Mary Rebecca, | Scno °' nav e announced enrollment art. mechanical drawing and math- Periods for the two schools, ematics. At the same time, Mrs. Esther Sister Agnes Clare comes to| Jaro «'ilz, teacher at Bain City Immaculata from Girls' Central,ischool. District 18, has asked that Butte, Mont., to replace Sister;students of that school or Mary Donata, who has been trans-l 3 - m -- Tuesday, Aug. 26. The principals of- Harry Says He Knows Oi No Mess President Brushes Aside Comment on Stevenson Statement to Editor WASHINGTON ( A P ) — President Truman said Thursday he knows nothing about any mess in his administration. Truman brushed off with ;hose words requests for comment at his news conference on Gov. Adlai Stevenson's assertion that his record as governor indicated how he would deal with "the mess in Washington." Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee, used that expression first in a letter to an Oregon editor. Wednesday, he told reporters at Minocqua, Wis., that the aest way to deal with the Wash- ngton situation would be to name qualified and incorruptible men to government jobs. Truman was asked also for comment on a statement by Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee John Sparkman that the steel strike was "mishandled." The President replied mat h had no comment. A newsman asked Trumai vhether these remarks of th democratic nominee gave him a feeling of being a "target." Truman said, "No, of cours not." He went on to say h couldn't possibly be the target- that he was the key of the Democratic campaign, and couldn't pos sibly be a target of the Democratic candidates. He said he would be a targe for Gen. Eisenhower and his co horts. Under questioning as to what he meant by being the "key, 11 th — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Partly cloudy through tomorrow; cooler tonight; warmer west and north tomorrow; low tonight 60 northwest to 65-70 southeast; high tomorrow 90's west to near 90 east. TEMPERATURES—Today: Early maximum .. 76 at 1 p. m. Minimum 68 at 7 a. m. Yesterday: Maximum ........ 90 at 1 p. m. Minimum 68 at 6 a. m. A year ago: RIVER STAGE — 8.9 feet, a rise since yesterday of .1 o£ a foot and 13.1 below flood stage. PRECIPITATION —From 1 p. m. yesterday to 1 p. m. today: .56 of an inch. SUNRISE—5:3S, and sunset, 7:05. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) Miss Meiiits, a member of the Pres ident said the Democrati Ace 4-I-I Club, is the daughter of part y has to run on the record Mr. and Mrs. Chris Meints. RR. 1, Tongano.xic. and Schwinn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schwinn, of Easton. He is a member o f the Green Promis Club. Mrs. Donna Kerapton, Jefferson County home demonstration agent, the style reviews, and the istrations were judged of the Roosevelt and Truman ad minis trations. A reporter told the Presiden that an article in a current issu of the Saturday Evening Post as serts that Truman gave the farm ers false information on .the grain situation in the 1948 campaign. Hi asked for the President's com Mildred Mai-shall, Mary Barbarai ment Truman said he had not read „ . _ . ,ithe article and did not intend tc were given to: Carol Curtis a n d ^ ;t He added ^ fle ^ no jVT i Ini't^fl f a vnnnrrn frit* '(VIT-OIMT-HT Schwinn and Mrs. Leland Doty. Awards for the demonstrations Mildred Cai'haugh for "Covering .MCL «, rms asK-er, mai s • B „ Marguerite DolaW, of that school enroll at 9 ..T^ °,, c ,> ', ,*„ *„„„-,„, n ' Proper Use o[ Commercial Pat, . , item"; Jimmie Christie, "Chip ferred to Annunciation High School. | T he Lansing grade school will Chocolate Drop Cookies" ; Barbara Denver Colo. Sister Agnes Clare j0pon the schoo) year on Tuesda ay> speech. > stuckey, "Hot Fudge Pudding"; g '- 30 "™ Sm and ! Sept 2 at 9 a - m - with regular Jeanie Hutchison and Trudy Gil- j classes being held all day. Princi-]man, "Hemming a Skirt" and Shir- Sister Mary Aquinas from Saint' 1 ^ D " A ' Mor g a ". stated. The Mary College replaces Sister Rose; 50 ' 1001 iu " ch room wil1 scrve the Teresa who has been transferred i noon meal. ley Wiley, "Making Nut Bread". Clothes for school, church, dates and other occasions as well as Woman Doctor Kills Child, Wounds Two WTNSTON-SALEM,. N. C, ffll — A young woman doctor stabbed her three - year - old daughter to death, wounded her two other children, and then sought to end ler own life with poison early today. Detective Lt. J. R. Bowles said Dr. Norma Holt, 27-year-old pediatrician, stabbed her youn< daughter Vickie through the heart with a needle-sharp pair of scissors, killing her instantly. She then turned on Ann, 4, and iabbed the scissors into the child's jreast. Next, said Bowles, the Harvey Leiker, 14, also of Hays, young mother inflicted a serious who was riding in the back of the truck, was injured slightly. stomach wound upon her U-month- old son Larry. Dickinson County Farmer School Bus Driver of the Year AUGUSTA OB — A 51-year-old Dickinson County farmer was named Kansas' "School Bus Driver of the Year" Thursday, nounced by Ed Safford, Augusta trailer manufacturer, cooperating with the Kansas Motor Carriers' Association as sponsor of the corn- Winner of the statewide contest petition, is Elmer Wingerd driver for the| wj d u Dickinson County Community High | pai(J £. p tQ Augusfa Aug ^ to 00 ' ' j receive an engraved trophy and a Wingerd was chosen for his 25-|$}5o casn aw ard. year record of driving without ac-j Sponsors released a statement cident. He has piled up 225,000j irom Adel F Throckmorton, state! miles, driving a school bus during j superintendent of public instruc- that quarter century. j^ pra j s j ng Wingerd and 12 run- He lives on a farm with his'ners-up. * wife, Ethel, and their 10-year-old] It said the 13 top drivers "amas- to Sacred Heart High School, Falls! Pro-enroilment of pupils from aprons and pajamas were model- City. Nebr. Sister Mary Aquinasjthe Lansing district will be nextled, and vocal, accordion, piano, tap will teach mathematics and physi-week according to this schedule ijdancing and baton-twirling num- cal sciences. Monday. 9 a. m. to noon—grades'bers were presented as part of the Sister Mary Consolata will be.7 & 8 ~. Monday. 1 to 4 p. m. —iprogram Immaculata's librarian. She comes i grades 5 & 6; Tuesday, 9 a. m. to' from Saint Joseph School at Topi ka. Coach Donald Ritchie of Kansas who has accepted a position at Ha'yden High School, Topeka. Coach Ritchie will teach physical! education and social sciences. noon—grades;3 & 4; Tuesday, 1 to 4 p. m.—grades 1 & 2. "''" n . Morgan said. See LANSING, Page 2. Participating were: James Christy, Aj-lene Schroeder, Bernard Pierron, Joe Jauernig, Larry Deaton, Herbert Schwinn. Charles Brown, '"!Jerry Deaton, Gale knoche, Clif- so _. on |ford Smart. Robert Knoche, Bobby Coatcs, Myron Schwinn, Larry often read the Saturday Evening Post because it was almost al ways wrong. During the exchanges on poli tics, reporters went back to a statement Truman made at his conference of last week — thai See HARRY, Page 2. See 4-H, Page 2. daughter, Audrey. . Candidates, nominated by their county superintendents, were judged by a three-man panel including Carl W-. Kelly, Hutchinson trucker; Harold Pellegrino, Topeka, state safety engineer, and Miner Brown, Topeka, public re- sed a total of some 151 years of school bus driving without a single accident." Estimating that the 2,000 school bus drivers in the state drive 10 million miles a year, Throckmorton added: "Kansas school bus drivers in lations director for the Kansas j general do a splendid job of haul- State Teachers Association. ing their 'live cargo' to and from Wingerd's selection was an- school safely throughout the term." Harvester Union Goes on Strike CHICAGO 'UPI — Some 23,000 International Harvester Company employes began a strike at nine plants Thursday amid bitter charg- ;s involving a congressional investigation of the striking union. The walkout came last midnight after . contract negotiations beta Harvester and the Farm Equipment Division of the Independent United Electrical Workers broke off. Rep. Harold' Velde (R-H1) immediately charged that the strike was actually a protest against investigation of the FEUE by the House un - American Activities Committee. Shortly before the strike, Edward Schoen, legislative director Eor the union's West Pullman, HI., local 107, wired several congressmen demanding that hearings of the committee dealing with the FEUE not be held. Tornado Hits Fair Grounds, Kills One Man SEDALIA, Mo. Iff) — A tornado centering its fury on the Missouri State Fair grounds, struck the Se dalia area early Thursday, kil ng one man and injuring 17 othe jersons. The Sedalia Democrat said in dications were the damage migh reach $5 million. Of 160 tents housing exhibits a the fair grounds, only 8 or 9 re mained standing after the storm Permanent buildings on the fai grounds lost roofs or had othe damage. A tremendous rain—3.74 inchei —accompanied the storm, buryin; most of the roads leading to the grounds under water varying in depth from 18 inches to three feet. Ambulances, fire equipmen and doctors dispatched on rescui work were forced to detour to ge to the scene. Heavy damage was inflicted in the city of Sedalia, as well, bu the more solidly constructed build ings withstood the storm's fury better. Glass houses at two floral companies were shattered. A nev building under construction was levelled, as was a two-story con crete block building south of the city, near the fair grounds. The storm hit at 1:20 a. m., af ter the state fair crowd—60,00( persons Wednesday—had left the grounds. Only attendants and con cession operators were there, mos of them asleep. Harry Ray Pyle, 25, a concession owner from Kalamazoo Mich., was killed. He was in a semi-trailer that was picked up and hurled 60 feet by the twister. His wife and four - year - old son were injured. Despite the havoc on the grounds, only one animal—a prize bull—was killed. A donkey mascot of the Budvveiser horses' hitch, See TORNADO, Page 2. Truman Says Secret > Service Men 'Right' WASHINGTON (ffi — President Truman, asked Thursday about Swedish newspaper assertions that Secret Service men guarding his daughter,' Margaret, roughed up photographers, said Secret Serv- ce men are always right. • He told his news conference he lad read reports of the inquiry as they came to him. But, otherwise, the President dismissed the now - celebrated iwedish incident. ATTORNEY RESIGNS WASHINGTON Iff)— The Jus- ce Department Thursday announced the resignation of James A. Mullally, 52-year-old criminal ivision attorney who was suspended from duty yesterday pend- ng an investigation into "outside activities." The department said the resig- ation was submitted Wednesday o Attorney General James P. Mc- Iranery and has been accepted. Ike Backs US Move In Korea GOP Candidate Believes Terrible Blunders Made Bringing on Conflict KANSAS CITY, Kas. (AP) — Gen. Eisenhower said Thursday this country might face much more serious trouble now if it had not "reacted" to the 1950 Communist attack on South Korea. The Republican presidential nominee made the statement in reply to a question at an open meeting with GOP leaders from seven Midwestern states. Eisenhower said he believes 'we could point out terrible blunders" which brought on the Ko- ean war. But he added "I believe we tvould have been in great danger f we had not reacted" by meeting the Communist aggression. And then he said that if this country had not reacted it might )e involved in much more .serious irouble now. " Eisenhower's stand lined him up vith President Truman on the mat- :er of going into Korea, but the general stressed he feels "terrible ilunders" were made which brought on the Korean war. And he said those who were re- ponsible for such "blunders" cannot be excused for them. On another point, Eisenhower said "no one I know of ha's pre- ented any feasible plan for at- acking China" in any move to end the Korean war. It was not immediately clear vhether Eisenhower was taking direct issue with Gen. Douglas "VlacArthur, who has advocated lilting Manchurian air bases north )f the Yalu River. Eisenhower said an attack on led China would amount to start- ng "a far more difficult" war 'than the one we are in now." Eisenhower set forth his view* ifter K. B. Cornell, GOP candidate for Congress from Oklahoma, asked the general whether U. S. oreign policy should be re-ex- imined. And—in an obvious slap at Truman—the general said there must e greater respect for Congress n the part of the executive. "It is indefensible," Eisenhower aid, "for any member of the ex- cutive (department) to go up and own the land .criticizing a Congress." Eisenhower flew in here from :oise, Idaho, early Thursday for conference with midwestern •>OP leaders. In a speech in Boise last night, he general said paths to the ex- jeme left and far right both lead o tyranny—and that the' Truman dministration'is traveling to tha eft. Eisenhower's plane circled aa our and 20 minutes before land- ig at Fairfax airport early Thursay—waiting for rain and gusts of rind sweeping the runways to moderate. Eisenhower showed no concern uring the wait aloft, chatting dth members of his staff most of he time. A crowd of approximate- f 200 greeted him at the airport' and another group cheered him as e entered his hotel for a few ours sleep before the conference. FIRST TRY SUCCESSFUL WINDERMERE, Eng. Iff) — Sir an Fraser, blind member of tha ouse of commons, reported Thursay he landed a five and three uarter pound salmon on his first tempt at angling. "I had skilled advice and be- uiner's luck," he commented. Stalin's Successor May Emerge From Party Congress in Moscow By JOHN A. SCALI lean diplomats say their view is| This is a sort of state of the WASHINGTON ffl—A solid clue a theory rather than a considered pointing to Russia's next ruler opinion. But here is what they may emerge from the full dress jthinl/: meeting of the Communist Party! Congress in Moscow Oct. 5. i Stalin's heir apparent will be the DIVER IN MISSOURI RIVER—A diver, wearing the same kind of outfit movie stars wear when they find pearls or sunken treasure, went down yesterday afternoon to make an underwater inspection of the Chicago Great Western bridge piers. The picture shows him just before he stepped off the stern of a river boat, anchored a few yards upstream from the bridge. The diver couldn't see much in the muddy water—his inspection was by "feel." He had a telephone hookup with the men on the boat, and reported to them 011 the condition of the piers. He was down about an hour and a half. Grant Parker, bridge superintendent, reported this mornine he ... , . . . . ^ * * ° iwiml.ji.c l»i^o«_w» 3 atllluuut,dlLellL clian t think the diver found anything wrong. These are periodic inspections, but the | 0 f the calling of the first Commu- And American diplomats will will not be surprised if tough, 50- year old Georgi Malenkov steps up as Joseph Stalin's personal choice as next Russian prime minister. In fact, some suspect Stalin's aim in staging the whole affair may be to give a formal, open hint as to who the next boss should be. This may be Stalin's way, they believe, of lessening the possibil- ty of a bloody struggle for power within the Communist high command after he dies. Until they have more time to analyze Moscow's announcement diver was looking also for possible flood damage. jnist Congress since 1939, Ameri- man who is chosen to be chairman of the new Praesidium, to be organized at the meeting to replace the Politburo. The 12-man .Politburo, now the top governing body, has no chairman or chief executive. .But a Praesidium under the Russian setup generally does have one. Anyone picked for this job would automatically be proclaimed publicly as the most important Communist in Russia next to Stalin. It is entirely possible that Stalin himself will be designated chairman of the new Praesidium. But, if so, why for the first time since 1925 is he now to give the main address to the Congress, the report of the Central Committee? union speech summing up Communist stewardship of the Soviet Union since the last Congress met. In this case it will" cover^a 13-year period and will be especially important. Malenkov, a Communist party wheel who worked his way up from the ranks like Stalin, is now scheduled to give this report, the most important thing on the agenda. Furthermore, neither Marshal Beria, head of the Soviet secret police and Deputy Premier Malen- kov's main rival, nor Deputy Premier V. M. Molotov, is scheduled at this time to play any prominent role in the Congress party session. This may be a clue that Molotov is being pushed into the background, since he read the new five-year plan at each of the two previous Congress meetings, in 1934 and 1939. *

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