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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 121 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 24,1952. -SIXTEEN PAGES. — Price 5c Stevenson Rejects State Control oi Off-shore Oil Texas Leader Talcing Issue Back to People SPRINGFIELD, 111, Aug. 23 (AP) — Governor Adlai Stevenson turned thumbs down today on complete state control of the nation's offshore oil riches and proposed instead an "equitable arrangement" protecting the interests of the states and the federal government. The Democratic presidential nominee made this proposal on the so - called tidelands problem in a statement issued after more than five hours of talks with Gov. Allan Shivers of Texas. Stevenson said this course should be followed to break the "legislative stalemate" in 'the tidelands fight. Shivers told reporters: "I can't concur in the statement, I am going to report to the people in Texas and do whatever they want to do." He added he would make his report through the press. GOP presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower has said he would favor legislation by Congress Stevenson May Visit Kansas Free Fair SPRINGFIELD, HI.. Aug. 23 - A Kansas delegation said today Gov. Adlai Stevenson indicated that, if possible, he would come to the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka next month. The delegation was . composed of Kenneth T, Anderson, Democratic national committea man, John I. Young, Democratic state chairman, Charles Rooney, Democratic nominee for governor, and Raymond Briman of Topeka. The group invited him to speak at the fair during the week of Sept. 6. It is about this time that Stevenson will begin his campaign into the west. Anderson told reporters the group recalled to Stevenson that President Roosevelt had visited the fair in 1932 and 1 1936. $20 Million QuakeDamage In Bakersfield BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug. 23 Pi—The quake - battered Bakersfield community swept up the rub- Reiterating his stand on this hot| b . le 1odal ' and . coun ted damage es- submerged oil lands. political issue, Stevenson issued a statement in which he said he accepted the Supreme Court decision holding the federal government has "paramount rights" to the rich off-shore oil deposits. timated tentative!}' at 20 million dollars from yesterday's sharp shock. Two li\'es were lost and 32 person's injured. Meanwhile, the epicenter of a temblor which shook Los Angeles He also said he agreed with President Truman's veto of legis- 25 miles northeast of Pasadena, lation w-hich would have given lit caused no damage but woke complete control of the tidelands'thousands of persons in the middle of the night. City Manager C. Leland Gunn, said the damage from yesterday's "At the moment there is <t legis- shock will be greater than that of, lative stalemate, however, which die July 21 quake. He placed Ba- Hie, Taft Plan To Talk Over GOP Drive DENVER, Aug. 23 (AP) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Robert A. Taft—who was the general's chief rival for the top presidential nomination — will confer soon, Eisenhower's political of staff said today. The staff chief, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, told a news conference there is a possibility the meeting may take place in New York next week if he Ohio senator should decide to cut short his vacation in Murray Bay, Quebec. Otherwise, the general and Taft vill get together early in September in New York or Ohio, Adams indicated. The forthcoming meeting, probably will determine just how active a role Taft may play in the campaign. Some Eisenhower supporters reportedly are not too anx- ous to have Taft closely identified ,ith the general during the campaign because of the sharply dif- ering views the two men hold on ome issues. Other backers of the jeneral feel he must have as much help from Taft as possible to win in November. At his news conference, Adams also: 1. Said it has been necessary to "thoroughly revise" plans for Eisenhower's Sept. 2-3 swing into traditionally Democratic Dixie. In- JUST ONE STOMACH NOW— Five-months-old Deborah Pfeifer smiles in the arms of nurse Frances Tihen after having an extra stomach removed at a St. Louis hospital. Deborah's mother, Mrs. Norman Pfeifer, became concerned because the baby cried every time she lay on her stomach. At the hospital Deborah's trouble was diagnosed as a second stomach, extremely rare. The second stomach was inactive. (Wirephoto) Russia Asks Conference On Treaty for Germans early today was placed at only | stead of flying into 10 or 12 South- to (he states. But then he added as a qualification of this stand: ern cities as the proposed original schedule provided, a fair guess now is that the general will speak in five or six cities He added that the original itinerary "covered more territory than possibly could be covered" in two days. But he said therejprobablj AWOL Soldier Hopes Miracle Will Get Him Out oi Army GROVE CITY, Pa., Aug. 23 W|:13 after getting a one-day pass. An AWOL soldier bent on preaching the Gospel prayed for a miracle today to get him out of the Army. Alternately reading his Bible and listening to religious programs, Pvt. Allan Keller took time out to defy the armed service. The 22-year - old private went! Said Keller: "I have heard the call to God. The force, of. God is established in me.' They can't take me away now, even by force. "The Lord handled the situation like when tn6 >' arise AWOL at Camp Kilmer, N. J. Aug. iciai wiu apcan. .-, _ _ ._ , Adams said, sabre Filots score Heavily in August is harmful"to' both" the states and kerslield's loss in the earlier shock: wi11 ne ° ne or more additiona: enactment of legislation providng equitable arrangement for administration of these lands and the at 15 million 'dollars. I forays into the South during the SE& disposition of their proceeds. I ! think we should continue to work in the direction of this kind of r. FHvi«imi solution which is mindful of the v * respective interests of' the states) and the federal government.'' Shivers immediately left the, mansion and headed for the air-l port to return to Austin, Tex. Other sources have placed it as campaign Adams said the new itinerary 14. iFor Am, Smith CAMP RIPLEY, Minn., Aug. 23 ( PI—The 35th Division paraded its Following an earlier meeting to- mi g nt in men,and arms today for day, Shivers told newsmen Steven-!™ 6 governors of Kansas and Misson was trying to find a "morally! 50 ""- the ^ vo states which make See TEXAS LEADER, Pag<Tl4~ "" *" '"'' Alcoa Plans to Build Smelting Plant in Alaska I up tiie National Guard division, j Following the parade i Forrest Smith and Edward F. Am j watched an aerial demonstration jand were taken for rides in heli- i copiers over the camp.. Mt. McKinley National Park. During the ceremonies three Alaska, Aug. 23 UP)—Aluminum unit s received special recognition, Company of America said today it will build a 400-million dollar aluminum smelting plant in tive states. Alaska. with the governors presenting trophies to units from their respec- The company said the project hinges on the purchase of land and government approval. Leon E. Hickman, vice president and general counsel for ALCOA, said tile plant initially will be capable of producing 200,000 tons of aluminum annually. Hiekman said the plant wiil be built in the Taiya Valley district. The third battalion of 137th Infantry Regiment with units at Wichita, Wellington, Eureka and Winfield, Kas., received the presidential citation for outstanding I will be announced in a day or so ( 2. Said Eisenhower, who flies to York tomorrow and addresses the American Legion's na tional convention in Madison Square Garden Monday, will con fer in Manhattan with "various important individuals." He mentioned House Minority Leader Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts and Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, the Senate GOP leader. 3. Declared "the Eastern Republican Party has had no criticism as to the appropriateness" of Eisenhower headquartering in Denver since he won the nomination. That was in comment on a remark by the Democratic presidential nominee, Gov. Stevenson, ihat "the Eastern Republican Party found Denver too inconvenient, so the mountain moved to Mahomet." achievement in action during World! Warn. iLAKE HEADS REPUBLICANS PRATT, Kas., Aug. 23 U)—Rob- The 35th division band of Spring-jert G. Lake, Pratt has been field, Mo., and headquarters bat-j elected chairman of the Pratt «— IOT.U TTI-IJ ,-..:„-_.. «» t ..._ county Republican Central Committee. He replaced Richard W. Robbins who did not file for re- tery, 127th Field Artillery, Ottawa, Kas., received Eisenhower tro- near Skagway. It will be financed j phies for excellence in field and „ entirely with private capital. I armory training the past year. I election. SEOUL, Sunday, Aug. 2 S. Sabre jet pilots today claimed probably "the most cleancut victory" of the Korean war, shooting down 26 MIGS and damaging 29 at a cost of one Sabre in only 22 days of August. A Fifth Air Force spokesman said the nearest comparable performance to the blazing air battles of August was last June. In that entire month, 22 MIGS were shot down and one U. S. Sabre was lost. their August total was in doubt. MIG jets which offered battle at great cost to themselves early in August have been shy lately. And rains now are hampering operations. On the western front, a small Chinese force tested the bristling defenses of Bunker Hill but was chased away. A staff officer said the Reds might try to regain the height, where the Communists lost 4,000 in dead or wounded in a week of savage battle. At the opposite end of the front. Allied raiders operating along the east coast reported they killed or ivounded 30 Red troops. I God says something he means it. God has told me I am not going to go back." Asked what he would do if the military police came to take him back to. the Army by force, the defiant private ramarked: ""I have two guns,' but Tni not going to be called on to shoot them. God will never .create a situation in which I will have to use force to keep from going back. "I am just waiting for them to drop the AWOL charges and give me a discharge. Getting a discharge is very important for mj plans.'' Keller, a lanky 'blonde youth says the Army isn't doing anything about solving problems of {the troubled world and "I'm just wasting my time taking training." Keller, drafted in October, 1951, said he didn't want to go but decided to "see the thing out" until his Christmas leave. Then, he said, he received the "call" and decided to become a minister instead. He said he wants to attend a Baptist Bible school. The youth makes his home with his widowed mother, Mrs. Leah Keller, at Groves City. 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, and his almost- blind grandmother, 72-year - old Mrs. Rachel Allan. Woman Struck By Car [11 Critical Condition Mrs. Betty Barnon, 300 Poplar, was reported in critical condition at Cushing Memorial Hospital ast night after she was struck by a car driven by Jack Joseph Hall of Basehor. The accident occurred about 8 p.m. on South Fourth near the intersection at Linn. Witnesses Favor ''Authority' Agency LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 23 (.f) — The President's Missouri Basin Survey Commission today heard two witnesses who favored crea- :ion of an "authority" type agency :o administer completed Missouri Valley development projects. Russians Hold 3 US Soldiers For 36 Hours BERLIN, Aug. 23 (AP)— The Russians detained three American members of the U. S. Military Mission in Potsdam for 36 hours.recently on charge of trespassing on forbidden ground for pur- Doses of spying and now demand their recall, it was disclosed tonight. The Soviet- licensed ADN news agency said the Americans v e r e arrested by a Russian military patrol Aug. 15 "As they crossed onto the grounds of a Soviet military object for the purpose of espionage." It did not make clear what military installation it meant, or where it vas located in the East zone. Col. A. E. Schanze, head of the U. S. Mission, said he could make no comment at present. Inquiries vere referred to Heidelberg, the U. S. Army headquarters in Germany. (Editor's Note: Colonel Schanze is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Schanze, 610 South'Sev- enth;) A Soviet protest was sent to the U^S. Army. The U. S. charged that the Russians violated mutual agreements on the status of military missions, by detaining the three Americans. An American military spokesman said their detention was protested in a letter to the Soviet command from headquarters of the U. S. Army in Europe, dated Aug. 19. The three were identified by the spokesman as Lt.'Col. Gerald H. Duin, Capt. William R. Croucher and PFC Arnold P. Swenson. Soviet Gen. Vassily Chuikov, boss of the 320,000 - man Soviet army in East Germany, wrote a protest to the American authorities Aug. 21 saying the three had stepped out of bounds "for espionage purposes." He demanded that all three be removed from duty at the Mission in Potsdam, his central headquarters 10.miles outside Berlin. — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Partly cloudy tonight - and tomorrow with slowly rising temperatures; a few widely scattered showers or thunderstorms west and extreme south central portions this afternoon or evening; high today generally near 90. TEMPERATURES—Saturday: Early maximum 78 at 3 p. m. Minimum 61 at 6 a. m. Friday: Maximum ........ 80 at 2 p. m. Minimum 60 at 6 a. m. A year ago: 72: 64. HIVER STAGE—9.7 of a foot, a faU since yesterday of 2.5 of a foot and 12.3 of a foot below flood stage. PRECIPITATION—From 1 p. m. Friday to 8 p. m. Saturday: none. SUNRISE—5:38 and sunset 7:02. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) Platte County Fair Closes After 89th Run The Platte County Fair closed the gates last night for the 89th time after a four-day run. The grand champion and the jrand champion mare of yester day's mule show were owned by L B. McClanahan of Gower, Mo. E D. Frazier and Son of Drexel, Mo. lad the grand champion horse mule and the grand champion pair of mules. Winners at the horse show from this area: Bay Rum, owned by Bobby Moore, Lansing—second, five-gait ed stallions or geldings; Stonewall, second, and Miss Eastei Hash, fourth, saddle colt foals o; 1952, owned by W. G. Leavel L,eavenworth. Jeannie Peavine, owned by Bobby Moore, Lansing — first three-gaited stake; Asper, ownec by Mrs. W. H. G. Fuller, For Leavenworth. — third, children's pleasure horse; Cricket, owned bj 'Ji. Col. Leonard Amoroso, For Leavenworth — fifth, children's pleasure horse. An official of the U. S. Mission confirmed the arrests, but said the men were on a routine trip. The military missions of all the Big Four occupying powers were established in 1945 and have diplomatic status. The American group at Potsdam represents the See RUSSIAN, Page 14. PUSH COUNTY 4-H BUILDING—A number of farm people from Leavenworth County appeared before the 'county commissioners Saturday morning to ask for a go- ahead on a 4-H Club building proposal.. G. G. Boling, local car dealer, acted as spokesman for the group. The commissioners, Joe Hall, Ralph Eshleman and Lon Rush, agreed to submit the proposal in November. A state law authorizes counties to levy a one-mill tax to build 4-H centers, with approval of the voters. Douglas County recently completed a §45,000 4-H Club homa. Mistier and Detective Lowell VIoore who investigated that he vas going north on Fourth when suddenly he saw a woman ' running across the street about seven or eight feet in front of the car. Hall said he was traveling between 15 and 20 miles an hour. He said when he swerved left to avoid her, the right front fender of his car struck her. Mrs. Barnon, unconscious, was taken by ambulance to Cushing Memorial Hospital. She suffered cuts and lacerations. 10 Will Report Monday For Induction Into Army Ten young men are expected to report for induction into the Army Monday, Mary D. Kelley, clerk of Selective Service Local Board No. 37, announced Saturday. Those ordered to report are: Donald R. Sieben. 514 Oak; Roy F. Alexander, Easton; Joseph Arthur Rude, 119 North Second; Robert E. Ross, 126. Montezuma; Donald Francis Schmidling, RR 4; Richard Nelson Lindsey, RR 2; Lowell Dewey Appleby, 213 Girard; Alvin R. Young, RR 2; James E. Snell, Tonganoxie; and ;ien D. Parks, RR 2. William Eugene Korth, 1123 Metropolitan, has had his order to report for induction canceled The commission previously, in pending determination by the ™iHi« >,„„,.;„,, ..*:.,. j Bcard Qf A p pea]j the clerk said Neal Buffington Jr., Lawrence, vein of sentiment against estab-jhas been transferred to L a w- a public hearing which opened Hall told Police Chief A. C.jhere Friday, had run into a solid lishment of a valley authority—a Missouri Valley Authority (MVA) along the lines of the Tennessee Valley Authority "(TVA). F. C. Radke, Lincoln, chairman of the Nebraska committee for an MVA, and William Kavan, Omaha, committee secretary, were the speakers favoring an "authority." Radke, an attorney, said he objected to "the statements of those persons who arrogate to themselves the wants an right to say nobody MVA, or Nebraska [doesn't want it, or nobody in the Missouri Valley wants an MVA." Elmer Cheever Breaks Leg When Tractor Rolls Over j" "They don't''know"\vh a tThey're Elmer J. Cheever, manager of| t f alking about. Gallup hasn't polled 0 the people on it. Who knows what rence for induction. August Heat Wave Kills 18 Texans AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 23 ITI—An August heat wave had cost Texas 8 human lives today. In the slow-burning death to crops, it had cost farmers and ranchers at least 68 million dollars. What it had cost in wasted livestock and seared grass, was beyond estimate. These figures are for August only. Texas has been in a state of drought for two years, the Soil Conservation Service said, and some parts of West Texas have been suffering for seven years. It's the worst since the 1917-1918 drought, said Louis P. Merill, regional director of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service at Fort Worth. Yesterday, Gov. Allan Shivers asked ' President Truman to declare Texas a drought disaster area in order that farmers may secure cheaper hay for starving cattle. He did it after getting requests from farmers and ranchers all over" the state. Some cities of North Texas have gone for 22 straight days with maximum temperatures each afternoon above 100 degress. 1,168 TROOPS RETURN SEATTLE, Aug. 23— m — The \ T avy transport Gen. Simon B. Buckner arrived yesterday from the Far East with 1,168 passengers, mostly rotation troops. There were three Kansans aboard. Big Four Talks Would Be Held By November MOSCOW, Sunday, Aug. 24 (AP) — Russia proposed today a Big Four-Power meeting on a German peace treaty to be held not later than October. The Soviet government called for the meeting with Britain, France and the U. S. to consider a peace treaty, formation of an all-German government, all-German elections, and a time limit for with-drawal of occupation forces by the Big Four powers. The Soviets said they would discuss a German elections commission as proposed by the three Western powers but only following the discussion of the peace treaty and formation of an all- lerman government. The Soviet proposals were contained in notes handed the three Western ambassadors in Moscow by Foreign Minister Andrei Vi- shinsky late yesterday. The Soviet iength serious note outlined at objections to the Western power proposals as contained in their notes of July 10 and concluded by declaring: "Nevertheless the Soviet government is prepared to discuss at a meeting of the four powers the question proposed by the governments of the three powers on a commission for investigation of conditions for carrying out frea elections in all Germany." The Soviet note added immediately: "But the Soviet government at the same time considers hat the meeting cannot and must not limit itself to a discussion of this question alone. "The Soviet government considers* it necessary that the. meeting "n the first place should discuss such important questions as ^ the jeace treaty with Germany and he formation of an all-German [overnment. "Basing itself on what is »et "orth above, the Soviet government proposes to call in the near*est future, and in any case in October of this year, a meeting of the representatives of the four powers with the following agenda: "Item A—Preparation of a German peace treaty. "Item B—Formation of an all- German government. "Item C—Carrying out all-German elections and on. a commis- ion for the verification of the ex- stence in Germany of conditions or carrying out such elections, ts composition, functions and* xAvers. Jemocrats Elect Miller Leavemvortk County Head Charles E. Miller, of Tonganoxie. efeated Ambrose Dempsey, Bol- ng farmer, 33-20 in the race for hair man of the Leavenworth County Democratic Committee eld yesterday afternoon at th« ourthouse. < Vice-chairman Mrs. Margaret 'enning, 519 Linn; Secretary Mrs. tfary Wood, of Tonganoxie, and 'reasurer Thomas J. Brown Jr., 'ho is also Leavenworth's city at- orney, were elected without oppo- ition. Miller, who was'chairman of the ommittee from 1928 to 1942, de- 'ated A.P. Laughlin, Tonganoxie, ast August in the contest for pre- inct chairman. McCormick Colls for Third Party, Criticizes Both Ike. Stevenson the people want?" he said. Farmers Supply Co., is in Cushing Memorial Hospital with a broken left leg received when the tractori DAUGHTER he was riding rolled over the bank! *«»i.v» ^-nv of Three Mile Creek behind his! HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 23 l.» — place of business at 721 Cherokee.'Lauren Bacall of the movies, Cheever was mowing grass on aiwho's married to Humphrey Bo- plot where he keeps implements; gart, gave birth today to her sec- and apparently got too close to the iond child, a girl weighing 6 pounds edge of the bank when the accident occurred shortly after a p. m. "ridav. 5 ounces. She will be christened Leslie, after Bogart's friend, the jlate actor Leslie Howard. Mrs. Cheever said her husband j The B o g a r t s have a son, j thought his leg was caught on theistephan, 4. Bogart nervously seat of the tractor when it rolled over. The tractor was not badly damaged. paced the fathers' room of Cedars of Lebanon Hospital while awaiting tht birth. • j CHICAGO, Aug. 23 W) — Col. Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, tonight urged formation of another political party in this country, to be known as "the American Party." McCormick, a lifelong Republican, in a radio speech criticized both major party candidates for President—Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. He added: "Do not vote for either of these candidates. Concentrate on voting for patriotic candidates for Congress in both parties." The speech was broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System. "I think the American Party should nominate candidates for the presidency and the vice presidency in 1956," he said. "I swallowed Willkie in '40, the Democrats have taken over ourj "If I were a resident of Virginia, party by voting in Republican j I would vote for Sen. Harry By rd," primaries by the ruse of falsehood: he said. "Every patriot in Wiscon- and corruption, and can be ex-|sin will vote for Sen. Joseph Me- pected to do it again four years from now, I will be imposed upon no longer," he declared. "I can see no benefit in changing 'Me, too' Dewey for 'I, too' Ike, who was nominated and is entirely surrounded by men who know ex- Carthy." He listed the-following Republicans as senators and congressmen "every patriot should vote for:" Sens. William F. Knowland (Calif), John J. Williams (Del), William E. Jenner (Ind), James actly.what they want-which is not P ' Kem (Mo) - Zales N - Ecton for the good of this country," Me- Cormick asserted. He declared that Gov. Stevenson ''is the nominee of the CIO, for which the • present Democratic Party is merely a false face, and which intends to destroy private initiative and private property." He proposed that "we support those American minded men who Dewey twice in '44 and '48, can-|run as Republicans until they find didates foisted upon the majority I it politically desirable to run' as by; charp practice, but now that] members of the American Party." (Mont). Hugh Butler (Xeb). John W. Bricker (Ohio). Edward Martin I (Pa). Arthur V. Watkins (Utah), Harry Cain (Wash), and Reps. J. Glenn Beall (Mdj and Charles E. Potter (Mich). He said "every patriot should vote against" the following Republicans : Sens. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., (Mass). Edward J. Thye (Minn), Irving M. Ives (NY), and Ralph E. Flanders (TO.

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