The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 25, 1952 · Page 1
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THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 122 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 25,1952. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5« 1-6 States To Get Full Treatment Eisenhower, Stevenson Will Center Campaigns Through the Midwest By JACK BELL NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen states—eight of them in the midwest—appear likely to set the full campaign treatment from Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson. The Midwest, regarded as the No. 1 battleground by many Democratic strategists, is likely to see more of the two presidential candidates personally than any other section, with the possible exception of California and New York. Republicans are more inclined to regard the East as their toughest political nut to crack, but unless plans hower, the are changed, Eisen- GOP nominee, will give early and thorough attention to the Midwest There Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and .Wisconsin offer a total of 131 electoral votes toward the 266 needed to win the presidency in November. If the Democrats keep the South intact and carry the borderline states, they could win with a Midwestern sweep. If the Republicans could take the Midwest solidly, they could win with the addition of California, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey, even if they were shut out of the South and border states. Both sides seem to agree that the chief Eastern battles will be fought in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Those states have a Lost Explorers Walk Out Safe And Startle Group of Rescuers MUOTATHAL, Switzerland OB — Four weary underground explorers dumbfounded their rain - stymied would-be rescuers Sunday night by walking unheralded and unharmed out of the sub-Alpine "Hell's Hole" caverns where high water had trapped them for days. Monday, rescuers in the Brecon- shire Hills of Wales tunneled through nine feet of fallen rock and pulled out two 17-year-old Boy Army Studying Senate -Report Citing Waste WASHINGTON KB—Pentagon of- "icials Monday studied a scorching Senate report that charged some op military men with "confusion, delay, indecision and waste" in he rush construction of U. S. air Jases in North Africa. Topping lions and a long list of conclu- recommendations was total of 117 electoral combined votes. The Republican nominee's hop- skip trip to the South, beginning Sept 2, is regarded in most political circles as largely designed to meet pre-nomination commitments to campaign in every sec-, tion of the country. a directive to Secretary of the Army Pace to "take appropriate action" against Lt Gen. Lewis A Pick, chief of the Army Corps of Engineers. Pick got out a statement Monday saying "I had no responsibility in the determination of the air force requirements in North Africa. It was not my responsibility to direct the construction on a crash (or rush) program basis." Pick said he had not yet seen copies of the report but that "from the newspaper accounts, it would appear that the subcommittee has Scouts and their injured scoutmaster imprisoned 150 feet down in a cave Sunday. All three were rushed to a hospital and the scoutmaster, his legs crushed by the fall, was believed in a serious condition. They were the second and third groups caught in European caves this month. Abyss of the Pyren- nes Mountains, near the French- Spanish border, a week" ago after a fifth man in their party fell 120 feet to his death. The plight of the explorers had swamped this tiny mountain hamlet with visitors and resulted in one of Switzerland's most extensive rescue operations. But new rains brought threats of more water rises and temporarily halted the rescue efforts. Thus no one was on hand when the quartet walked from the cave and down the slope of Silberen Mountain to startle a crowd gathered in a cafe under rescue headquarters. The explorers had been held prisoners near here since Aug. la >y water that rose suddenly in Hell's Hole, Europe's largest sys tern of charted underground cav erns. During their imprisonment, they carried on as though they were conducting normal cave explora lions. With typical Swiss thorough- and falling of the waters, checked water drippings and measured various caverns in the interior. submitted which . . critical." a generalized report . appears to be over- "It is," he said, "not unusual for constructors to experience some deficiencies in accomplishing large military construction projects under extreme limits of ime. This is what happened in Morocco." The blistering report came from he armed services preparedness nvestigating subcommittee, head-[and-party workers met at the call ed by Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson;of State Chairman C. I. Moyer to Taxes, Schools, FEPC Before GOP Council TOPEKA (B — Kansas Republicans grappled Monday with proposals for the platform on which the GOP will stake its bid for votes at the November general election. Discussions covered a wide range of possible planks but centered as usual on taxes, schools, public welfare and a fair employment practices act. About 50 candidates, legislators QUADRUPLETS BAPTIZED—Godmothers hold the Manning quadruplets, three boys and a girl born June 18 at Weymouth, Mass., after they were baptized at St. Francis Xavier Church by Archbishop Richard J. Gushing in Weymouth Sunday. From left: Elizabeth Marion Manning held by Dorothy Gilligan; Richard James Gushing Manning held by Alice Byrne; the archbishop; Robert Edward William Manning held by Mrs. Margaret Manning and John Joseph Manning Jr. held by Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald. (Wirephoto) New Students Begin Registering At Noon Today For C&GSC Classes (D-Tex). | go over suggestions for the plat- 'form. Says McCarthyisin Truman Creature WASHINGTON (St— Sen. Richard Nixon said Monday that "the way to get rid of so-called 'McCarthyism' is to elect a new administration." And, he said, "I think 'McCarthyism* has been created by Truman. I believe it is the creature of Truman." The California Republican, his parry's candidate for vice president, said that the term "means of Gov. Am with a After thousands of words of detailed criticism and complaints j Their session : about the multi-million dollar airjmeetin, ibase building job in French Mo-{of clos rocco, the report said Pick had seeking a second term, not given the committee "full, frank, and comprehensive" testi- The nearly 600 officers who will attend this year's Command and 3eneral Staff College regular iourse began registering this noon at Andrews Hall, the. big yellow frame building east of druber Hall, the old riding hall. Registration will continue through Friday. Those going hrough today were the 160 students who arrived at Fort Leav- emvorth before scheduled reporting dates. Since .their arrival these of- icers have been given temporary obs on the post and in the college. The rest of the students will register as they arrive here some- ime in the next four days. Incoming officers receive enve- opes containing information on all rost activities; register cars, pri- •ately-owned firearms and pets; open telephone accounts and e s- tablish pay accounts. They are also issued commissary a lot of different things to different people" and— "To the extent that the American people have been convinced that so - called 'McCarthyism' means smear, unfair charges, charges not based on fact, to that extent whoever has to carry the McCarthy, issue will have a liability on its back." Nixon's statements, made in a copyrighted interview with the magazine, U. S. News & World Report, added another chapter to the hassle among Republicans and Democrats over Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin, who has been criticized severely by his opponents for his tactics in levelling charges of Communism among government employes. , . ,! cards, brief cases, club member- follows a closed, shj cards and j ndentificaUon group: cards _ Representatives of post - Arn 1S schools, the Fort Leavenworth Wo-- mony about the project. As chief of the army engineers, Pick was responsible for the construction job which already has cost taxpayers 220 million dollars and is expected eventually to total more than double that amount. The Senate probers conceded that some waste and "large-scale, lavish spending" were necessary under the original orders to rush the ^project. But they said that some of the paving on landing fields and parking aprons, rushed to early completion, already has started to crack and crumble because of failure to follow ordinary specifications. ''Large-scale loafing, drunkenness, and failure properly to attend to duty was rampant at least throughout the initial stages of construction," the report said. It found no effective check on frauds, kickbacks, theft and pilfering and a lack of an adequate staff of army auditors to keep tabs on payrolls and expenses. Conclusions of the two groups will be offered to the GOP platform Committee to be appointed at the party council Tuesday. Each parry's council is made up of state and congressional officeholders, members of the Legislature and county vice-chairmen. chairmen and The Prohibition and Socialist Parties also have scheduled council sessions starting at noon Tuesday, the date and time set by law for party platform drafting, but the Democrats will hold only a token meeting at that time and recess until Saturday. The hotel room situation, complicated by a picket line around one of the Capital City's major hotels, the Kansan, was given as the reason for postponing the Democrats' meeting. The Republicans, however, have abelled the delay a maneuver by the Democrats to do some second guessing on the GOP platform. Both major parties have plans men's Club, Daughters of the US Army, American Red Cross and the post Dramatics Club are o n hand to furnish information about their activities. The 1952-53 course starts Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 8 a.m. Between now and then the officers and their families will get u n- packed, set up housekeeping and get acquainted with their new ten- month home. The students themselves will have a stack of preschool study material to go over before classes start. This summer members of the ^&GSC faculty have prepared cour- nine are from the US Air Force, eight are from the US Marine Corps and one from the US Navy. Sixty are allied officers from 29 nations, mostly from Europe and South America. Of the US students, five are colonels, 342 are lieutenant colonels, 186 are majors and five are captains. In the group of allied officers there is a Korean lieutenant general, two Korean and one Chinese major generals, and a Korean brigadier general. The lone Navy man in Cmmdr. Lynn S. Orser. Until graduation sometime in June, tile student officers will go ses for the 52-53 course. Many of| to class five days a week at 8 is the seventh regular course conducted at the the instructors have been on leave. This C&GSC since the end of World War n. [n the six previous classes, 2,705 US and allied officers have been trained for general staff and command positions. Of the 59S students in this year's class, 520 are US Army officers, a.m. with lunch from 12 noon to 1:15. School's over at 3:05 p.m Some days will last longer than that, however, and there will be some Saturday work and some night work. Maj. Gen. Henry I. Hodes is commandant of the C&GSC, and Col. Max. S. Johnson is assistant commandant. — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST —Fair to partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow with widely scattered showers or thundershowers; little change in temperature; low tonight in 60's east to 90's. west. TEMPERATURE—Today: Early maximum ..69 at 1 p. m. Minimum .....60 at 1 a. m. Yesterday: Maximum 81 at 3 p. m. Minimum 57 at 5 a. m. RIVER STAGE—B.9 of a foot, a fall since yesterday of .3 of a foot, and 13.1 of a foot below flood PRECIPITATION—From 8 p. m. Saturday to 1 p. m. today: .05 of an inch. SUNRISE—5:40 and sunset, 6:59. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) Bombers Hit At Supplies SEOUL, Korea at—U. S. bombers delivered a. one-two blow a Communist supplies Sunday night Flying through stormy weather they hit a 40-acre supply area in Northwest Korea and pounded behind-the-front storage depots. A rain storm swirling over Korea bogged down troops on the 155-mile ground front. Forty Chinese firing burp^ guns made a thrust at Bunker Hill on the western front but a U. S. Eighth Army staff officer said the Chinese were beat back in a torrid 15-minute fight. There were only patrol clashes and light enemy probes elsewhere. Communist artillery fell off to 968 Sunday rounds compared with 4,111 rounds on Saturday. dozen Japan-based Superforts FBI Arrests Companion Of One of Top Fugitives KANSAS CITY (I) — The FBI announced Monday the arrest in Birmingham, Ala., of Roberta Rae Carter, described by the agency as the traveling companion of William Merle Martin, one of the FBI's top 10 fugitives. James A. Robey, special agent in charge of the FBI here, said; the 31-year-old woman was taken into custody in a 1952 Buick,sedan! which had been reported stolen in- Valparaiso, Ind., in July. ! She told' officers, Robey report- j ed. that she had been traveling! with Martin, who is sought in the| slaying of Willard Carver, John-j son County, Kas., deput3- sheriff, June 23. US May Have To Bow To Russian Demands BERLIN 7 .HV-An informed U. S. Army source said the Americans probably will have to bow to the Russian demand for recall of three members of the U. S. Military Mission at Potsdam. The Soviets accuse the trio of "trespassing on Soviet military property." The Russians seized the three Americans—two officers and an enlisted man—on Aug. 15 in Communist East Germany and held them for 36 hours. , Eisenhower To March With Kansas Delegation ' NEW YORK (SI—Dwight D. Eisenhower will march in Tuesday's American Legion parade at the head of the Kansas delegation, Legion officials announced. The GOP presidential nominee is a life member of James R. Cutler Post No. 39, of Abilene. The Legion said he is "disdaining the proffer" of an official car. Uniform Rank Club Raid Pays Officers An early Sunday morning visit to the Uniform Rank C!ub, 213 Cherokee, paid off for a delegation of Leavenworth officers. Police Judge James Fussell and City Attorney Thomas Brown Jr. accompanied six policemen on the After it was all over, Arnold Jor- Jan, proprietor of the club, was charged with keeping open after lours, serving beer and having liquor in the place. He was released on 31,000 bond. Police reported they took t w o ull bottles and five partly full Oil Companies WiD Reply to Cartel Charges WASHINGTON iff) — Five big American oil companies Monday had an invitation to balance the official record with their replies to government charges that they joined in a virtual monopoly of the western world's oil trade. Most of them already have entered unofficial denials. The invitation for formal answers came from Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, Democratic nominee for vice president, in his role as chairman of the Senate imall Business Committee. It resulted, from release edited portions of a critical and controversial report on an international oil cartel. The report charged that the five American oil companies joined two huge foreign corporations in an rich profits for themselves and collaborators from major oil production centers and markets of the non-Communist world. Standard Oil of New Jers.ey was he first to protest the cartel report. Denying any wrongful acts, t said "the net effect of this report. . . can hardly" be other than o undermine the integrity of abroad are of great value not only o the economy of the nations vhere they are made, but also to the economy and security of our own country." Ike Calls For Strong US Stand American Legion Speech Outlines' Prograni to Counter Russian Moves Truman To Return To Missouri Home NEW YORK GB—Harry S. Truman's post-presidential plans are to leave Washington immediately after the inauguration of his successor, establish a library on a corruption farm site near his boyhood home at ever> -level (i*i West Certain To Reject Note From Russians By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ..i-j-.ii.- c T , „„ Washington « - Russia a n d outlined in the issue of Look Mag- Grandview, Mo., "take a gooc rest, and then help educate the youth of this country on the history and principles of their government." The President's program, .in direct quotations approved by the .Vhite House before publication, is By RELMAN MORE* NEW YORK (AP)—Dwight D. Eisenhower said Monday that, because of the Soviet master-plan of conquest, "this nation today stands in greater peril than at any time in our history." He called for a clear, strong warning to the Russians from the American government: "We must tell the Soviets with cold finality that never shall we rest content until the tidal mud of aggressive Communism has receded within its own borders." Eisenhower's remarks were con- :ained in a speech to the American L.egion national convention. The speech was billed as nonpolitical, but it contained several passages that appeared to refer, directly, to some of the charges the Republicans are making against the Truman administration; While he emphasized the danger of o the U. S. posed by the Soviet menace, Eisenhower said he does not believe the Russians ara ready, now; to kick off a third vorld war. "We still have time," he saifl. and he outlined a program deigned to present counter -measures to the Soviet movement They entailed: 1. Creating a security force 'with such offensive impact that the massive potential of their. tlows will haunt the Kremlin with nightmares of punishment to be •isited on Russia should it violate the peace." 2. "Create* cooperative unity with every nation in the free world that is prepared to stand with -as, vork with us, build with, us, for lie security of all of us." 3. A warning to Russia that th* U. S. will "never recognize the lightest permanence in Russia's position in Eastern Europe and Asia." . He spoke of corruption in government with the words: "Let us bend ^ourselves to end in public office, at of governmeift. In world opinion and in world effec- tne Western Powers appeared as badly split as ever Monday on how to go about making a German peace treaty. A Russian note proposing a Big Four meeting on the problem by jazine out Tuesday. Truman, according to Look, has told a friend: "When I ride to the Capitol with my successor, whoever he is, next January 20 and see him sworn in October seemed certain to be re- and congratulate him, I'm coming straight back to the White House, jected by the U. S. Britain and France because of the conditions which Russia specified. The Soviet document specified that the session should first discuss the peace treaty and the formation" of an all-German government and only after that should it take up a Western proposal for creation of a commission to investigate political conditions through- See REJECT Page 2 4. Scottsboro Boy Dies .11 Prison From Cancer JACKSON, Mich. (SI—The death n prison of Heywood Patterson; me of the South's famed "Scotts- x>ro boys," was announced Mon- bottles of beer off tables in the' cla >: by Southern Michigan Prison dining room of the club. Upstairs, police found a gambling game and confiscated 58 in cash, a die, and a pint bottle of whiskey, which was full. E. C. Wilson, 716 about half North Third close my suitcase—I'll already have it packed—and the next stop is Grandview, Missouri." He added, "I don't want and I don't intend to hang around Washington trying to tell the next man how he ought to run his job. If he wants me, I am always ready to serve my government and the people. He can call on me. But my plans are to establish the library, take a good rest, and then help educate the youth of this country on the history and principles of their government." Riley Co. GOP Protests Tiittle Creek Dam Project tiveness, the United States is no better, no more efficient, no stronger than the moral firmness of its public officials." He referred several times to infiltration of Communists into American government. "Although we must say it in sadness and shame, as well as in anger, they have succeeded in penetrating our own ranks, even at times into our government," Eisenhower said. MANHATTAN (SI County Republican Central Committee has endorsed a resolution Rescue 50 From British Airliner TRAPANI, Sicily (ffl—A crippled four - engine British airliner plunged- into the Mediterranean early Monday off this West Sicilian port but fishing boats saved 50 of the 57 persons reported aboard and recovered three bodes in a dramatic night-time res- :ue. In London, the plane's operators said the plane carried 51 passen- ;ers, including four babies, and a crew of'six. All were British. The airliner was under charter o the Sudanese government and — The Rileyj was bound for Khartoum, capital of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Officials of the charter firm said all was charged rath being the keeper of the game and was released on $500 bond. Seven persons, who gave their addresses as Kansas City and Topeka, were charged witth frequenting a gambling house. Each was released on $10 bond. Patrolmen taking part in the" raid were Fred Barthel, Kenneth Barnett, Otis Hooper, Joe Malbaff, James Carter and George Wallace. WRECKED IN FATAL BRIDGE PLUNGE—A commuter bus lies upside down at the mouth of an Edge-water, N. J., railroad tunnel after crashing through the rail of a small wooden bridge and plunging 30 feet to the tracks. A woman was killed and at least 15 passengers were injured. (Wirephoto} WILBUR EDMOJiDS DUE IN US M Sgt. Wilbur G. Edmonds of' Easton is one of 47 Kansans who are among 3,700 veterans of the; Korean war scheduled to arrive today in San Francisco aboard the transport Gen. John Pope. Edmonds, who has been in the Army for several years, left for Korea around Christmas time. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Edmonds. RR 1, Leavenworth and his wife is the former Miss Helen Fevurly. The Edmonds have three children, Nancy, Keith and Kent. aumoriues. The 39-year-old Patterson died Friday night of cancer, authorities said. He was serving a six to 15 year term for manslaughter. The Georgia-born Negro, whose book "Scottsboro Boy" gained him a new measure of fame in 1949, has been in Michigan since he fled prison in Alabama in 1948. There he was serving a 75-year sentence growing . out of the "Scottsboro" case of 1931, in which nine Negroes were convicted of raping two white women in a freight car. GoodNewsforl Open Season Is i WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Chapman was prepared to announce Monday that duck hunters will have 10 additional shooting days this fall. The Mississippi Flyway states from the eastern borders of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama to the western borders of Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri. Arkansas and Louisiana will have a 55-day open season. Central Flyway states westward protesting the construction of Tut[le Creek Dam. The action was taken by- the committee at a reorganizational meeting at which Charles Arthur of Manhattan, Riley County attorney, was elected county chairman. The resolution was presented by Mrs. Robert Dreith of Leonardville a member of the Blue Valley group o£ women who have called on President Truman anc Dwight D. Eisenhower to protesi the dam and to present their stand for watershed management as a method of flood control. )ucfc Hunters: \0 Days Longer from the Mississippi flyway through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico will have a 60-day straight season. Bag and possession limits for ducks this year will remain the same as for 1951. The Kansas season: Oct. 12- Dec. 10. Daily bag limit, five, possession limit, 10. The Missouri season: Oct. 20- Dec. 13. Daily bag limit, four, possession limit, eight. the -passengers were British civil servants, employed by the Sudanese government, and their wives and children, enroute back • to the Sudan after home leave in Britain. The big passenger plane apparently sank soon after hitting the water, port authorities said. Holds up Drug Store Under Noses of 50 Police NEW YORK (St—A. tall Negro held up a drug store under the noses of 50 policemen Monday and escaped with 52,500. The thief herded employes into the cellar .of the store opposite. Madison Square Garden where the American Legion convention is being held. A total of 50 police were on street duty in the block for the convention while the bandit leisurely collected the money and escaped. FALLS TO DEATH KANSAS CITY (ffl — James C. Shepherd, 57, executive vice president of the Sheffield Steel Corp., iumped or fell to his death from the second floor of St. Luke's Hospital early Monday. He had been a patient at the hospital since last -Wednesday.

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