The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 26, 1952 · Page 1
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THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 123 LEA YEN WORTH, KANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1952.—TEN PAGES (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5e Ike Lead Kansas Unit In Parade Thousands of Legionnaires Swing Up Fifth Avenue In Convention Parade Plane Crosses NEW YORK (AP)—Thousands swung up Fifth Avenue Tuesday in the American Legion's massive display the nation's past and presenl military might. The parade of more than 75,000, expected to last at least 12 hours, stepped out from 31st street at 8:06 a.m. CST. Its terminus was 43 blocks.north at 74th street. For many a marching Legionnaire it was the emotional high point of the 34th annual Legion convention here as the brass blared and the drums throbbed and a warm August sun flooded the deep canyon of Fifth Avenue. Marching with many a former buck private was a five-star general, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Republican presidential candidate strode at the head of the Kansas contingent. His vice - presidential running mate, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, marched with the California delegation from his home state. Ill The grand Marshal, Erie Cocke AtlcllltlC J. W1CC Jr., of Dawson, Ga., last j'ear'sj— __ national Legion commander, had! 111 11| Hfynvfi five honorary grand marshals—' •"• ~ LIJ -U.UIU. O high ranking officers of all branches of the armed forces. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard—all had big contingents stepping out smartly to the music of their bands. And behind the young faces and the new uniforms came the thousands of older faces, the veterans of two world wars. Many marched more stiffly than the last time they paraded up the avenue— aftercoming back from France in 1918. Many a girth had fattened on civilian chow, many a muscle was soft from relaxing at a desk. But feet quickly remembered the throb of drums, and though close order drill was a thing of the misty past, the Legionnaires remembered to "straighten it up! straighten it up. 1 " Gen. Eisenhower started marching at 39th street in a group at the head of the Kansas delegation. He arrived at the spot in a car, accompanied by Sen. Frank Carlsen of Kansas and Fred Bramlage of Junction City, Kas., a former national vice commander of the Legion who was designated Eisenhower's Legion escort There were cried of "I like Ike" and shrill whistles as the Republi- LEGIONNAIRE IKE WAVES—General Dwight D. Eisenhower smiles and waves as he walks at the head of the Kansas contingent in the parade up New York's Fifth Avenue this morning. At left is Harry Colmery of Topeka'. former Legion national commander. (Wirephoto) ALDERGROVE AIR FIELD Northern Ireland G3V—Tuesday a British jet bomber flashed across the Atlanitc Ocean and back in slightly over 10 hours. The double crossing in a single day was the first in history. The sleek black Canberra also smashed all previous records for a west to east passage as it streaked home from Gander. Newfoundland, .vestern terminus of the epic flight. The whole trip of 4,144 miles :ook 10 hours 2 minutes, including a two-hour stopover at Gander. This Avas the • timetable of the bomber's trip, in terms of British Daylight Time which is five hours! ahead of Central Standard: 6:34 a. m.—Left Aldergrove. 11:12 a. m.—Arrived Gander. 1:10 p. m.—Left Gander. 4:38 p. m.-—Reached Aldergrove. The plane fought 100-mile-an hour headwinds on its east to west flight, but was helped by them on the trip home. The average speed on the home leg was just over 600 miles an hour. The 2,072 mile flight took 3 hours 26 minutes. The flight from Northern Ireland to Newfoundland re-j quired 4 hours 38 minutes. Thati Truman Picks Tiglie Woods To Head OPS WASHINGTON (ffl — President Truman Tuesday named Tighe E. Woods, now the nation's rent controller, to be head of the Office of Price Stabilization. Woods will succeed Ellis G. Arnall in the price post on Sept. Arnall's resignation, effective on that date, has been in Truman's hands for some time. Roger L. Putnam, chief of the economic stabilization agencies, made the announcement of Woods' appointment after he. Woods and Arnall had conferred with Truman. Putnam said the three had come Republicans Display Harmony at Topeka TOPEKA Iffi—Kansas Republicans put up a broad display of harmony Tuesday as parry leaders met in their biennial platform drafting sessions. The state committee opened the day-long party council on a peaceful note by re-electing C. I. Moyer of Severance as state chairman. Gov. Edward F. Arn and Lt. Gov. Fred Hall, antagonists in the recent bitter primary, joined the harmony movement with a pledge of a united parry in November. Appearing at the state committee meeting with other state officials, Arn referred to Hall as "fighting Republican," and added: "I don't have to tell you that he puts on a fighting campaign." Their peace gestures drew a great round of applause from the committee members. Rescue Two From Bomber Down in Gulf EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. St —Two survivors from the B-17 somber that was shot down by a lew type jet fighter were picked ip in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday y a navy minesweeper. Both were n good physicial condition. The Air Force identified the two s S. Sgt. Charles D. Jones, 31, f Meridian, Miss, and Airman econd Class Peter R. Rosing, 22, f Inglelside. ill. Both said they felt fine despite heir ordeal of being shot down nd tossed about in stormy gulf vaters in a life raft throughout !ie night. An Air Force C-47 spotted the iwo men in the water about lOj GOP Sets Twin Goals For Kansas Party Aims to Retain Gooc Government in State, Restore It to Country TOPEKA (AP) — A twofold campaign objective o: 'retaining good governmenl in Kansas and restoring good government in the Unitec States" was established Tuesday for Kansas Republicans at their biennial party council. The win goals were outlined by Wallace T. Wolf, Oberlin, in a ceynote speech which lashed out at Kansas Democrats for "want- ng to look at our hand before he game begins." Wolf referred to a decision by he Democrats to hold a token meeting Tuesday and then ad- ourn their council session until Saturday. Lack of available hotel space vas given by the Democrats as :ie reason for the unprecedented c t i o n but Republicans have harged the maneuver is designed o give the opposition party a hance to do some second guess- ng on the GOP state platform. "The Republican party in Kansas is meeting today to hold its official party council as prescribe;! by law," Wolf asserted in a prepared speech. j "But this year the Democrat party reflects the disregard for law which has infected our national capital under the Truman, New Deal, Fair Deal, crooked deal era." Wolf — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Generally fair tonight and tomorrow; little change in temperature; low tonight 60's northwest to 70's elsewhere; high tomorrow 90's east to near 100 west. TEMPERATUHES—Today: Early maximum .. 86 at 1 p. m. Minimum 66 at 5 a. m. Yesterday: Maximum 78 at 5 p. m. Minimum 60 at 1 a. m. A year ago: 90; 72 RIVER STAGE—8.5 of a foot, a fall since yesterday of A of a foot and 13.5- of a foot below flood stage. PRECIPITATION—From 1 p. m. yesterday to 1 p. m. today: none. SUNRISE—5:41 and sunset. 6:58. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) Truck Driver Arrested For Brink's Theft WASHINGTON (J) — A hunch b; Police Chief Robert V. Murraj cracked a $65,000 Brink's armorec car theft Tuesday less than 2' lours after a 26-year-old bakery truck driver pulled it off. Arrested and charged with grand arceny and bank robbery was Raj Eugene Farmer, a short, slender 'outh who had been fired by Brink's three years ago after work- ng as a guard for the armored car company. All 565,000 was recovered. Farma r dug up the money for police. le had buried It in a wooded area lear Glen Echo Amusement Park n nearby Maryland. It was a carefully planned rob- >ery, sandwiched in on Farmer's iakery route Monday. Myrtle Jackon, receptionist at the bakery :ompany, said today when advisee if the arrest: "I just can't be- charged the Democratic a. m. (CST) and directed thel candidate for governor (Charles Minesweeper USS Seer to the scene. Both came aboard the ves- isel under their own power. They were being brought back to the base here. The Air Force said it had hopes there were other survivors among the eight crewmen of the B-17. Additional air and surface craft PILOT IX TEST ERKOK—The Air Force announced that Col. Arthur R. DeBolt, 39, Columbus, O., was the pilot of an automatically controlled .jet fighter which by mistake fired a rocket that sent a B-17 bomber spinning in flames into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. He apparently mistook the B-17 "mother plane" for a radio- controlled photo) th £ Whito House to S rtn cr so from military bases along the gulf i , ' Tl ; uman coul(i bld farewell foi were sent out at daybreak to tne out S°' n S Price stabilizer and search area " 6W hea ^ °5 , OP ^ , Jose one wonderful child can candidate started to march. was a]most 40 mile s an hourj Members of the Kansas delegation carried sunflowers, which had wilted and were drooping. Eisenhower, inarching with Legion post No. 49 of Abilene, reached the reviewing stand at 64th street at 9:27 a. m. (CST). At his side marched Past National Commander Harry Colmery of Topeka, Kas. A few minutes earlier the crack Marine Band, which moves out of Washington only at the direction of the President, had passed the stand blaring "From the Halls of slower than the east-to-west record of 483.91 miles an hour established last August in the same plane by the same pilot—Wing Commander Roland Beaumont of the Royal Air Force. Montezuma." In the reviewing stand were Newjture" Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri and' Mention Murray For Speaker's Job TOPEKA W — Donald C. Lunt. Respubliean state representative from _Pratt County, said Tuesday he will seek election as speaker UArnalli bul promote another one (Woods)," Putnam said. Woods. 42, is a navy veteran •of World War n. After the war | he headed the Chicago rent con- 'trol office. He moved to Washing"drone". (Wire- j' on in 19 47 to become deputy and j then chief housing expediter. He then moved over to head the rent control program. He is a big, 200 - pound, six- footer; a native of Chicago and a graduate of Notre Dame. Before the war, he was in business in Chicago as a property manager and was a member of the real Pace To Check African Charges WASHINGTON (.» — Secretary of the Army Frank Pace returned;estate board there. Tuesday from an inspection trip' abroad and said he would immediately "look into" the controversy between Lt. Gen. Lewis A. Pick and a senate group over alleged | waste and fraud in construction of U. S. air bases in North Africa. Rooney, Topeka attorney) had advised in advance that he and his party "will disregard the law because there is no legal penalty provided for its violation." "They are willing to flout the law if they think it would be to their advantage, "the Decatur County GOP chairman said, adding: "We are proud to publish our platform for the information of all Kansans—including the mem- A rain storm which churned up bers of (he De mocrat party council ,-aves 15 feet high during the night , v i,n ™i<^ ™,^ *„ i™,.,,,,, „ t moderated Tuesday.. : high only slightly i night during who want to borrow a few The B-17 was sent spinning intoi' ses ' sound ideas to help dignify the vote bait in their empty prom- the gulf in flames Monday by a rocket fired by mistake by an intricate automatically controDed jet fighter. One crewman who parachuted into the water in his life jacket waved and smiled to the crew of a passing PBY flying boat. A life raft was tossed to him. Minutes later the area was pounded by -a terrific rain storm, and the man wasn't seen again. of the house in the 1953 legisla- During Pace's absence, a senate armed services subcommittee accused Pick, chief of Army Engin- Automobiles Kill 104 People On Nation's Streets, Highways In contrast, Wolf said, the Republican party in Kansas has record of performance. "During the 1951 session of the Kansas legislature, platform promises made in 1950 were fulfilled. "Legislation beneficial to agriculture, education, labor, state fiscal procedure, social welfare administration, the state's mental health program, highways and veterans was enacted. "The Republican party in Kansas kept the faith and did it without adding any new state taxes. By RUSSELL LANE CHICAGO (ff) — Automobiles are killing people at the rate of about eers, of failing to give "full, frank j 104 per day on the nation's streets and comprehensive" testimony! and highways. farmer and stockman ! about the projects In a formal re-, Last year, the traffic death toll is now serving his third term in: port jt recommended that Pace '' " .t - ... , ... . -"a jiwn Jti v 1115 ma tiiiJ u icri 111 in • "" "•'""«. "*t. iitiLnjuciJ uttLcij other civilian and military digna- me ]oiver branc)] of (he , £gislature jtake "appropriate action" against Council reports. During the first TST*IPC _ - _ _ _. !TD;«I- _• _ .1 ., . 37.300, the National Safety taries. A police-estimated crowd of 2.000,000 viewed the parade in the first two hours. Police Commision- er George P. Monaghan, who Several other Republicans have Pick been mentioned as possible candi- Howard M. Immel, lola; Jerome C. Berryman, Ashland; Charles D. Pick fired back with a public six months this year. 16,820 fatalities were recorded, a three per "overly critical." He said it was| ---- *-" JJtj. i > mail, ^ic.iiia.iiu . v^iitll JcS ij. *_ -\ • -t • • i i i i made the estimate, said the crowd Stough, majority floor leader from" 10 . declsion ' but one made b - v ! "hac nnt t-ot r-oofrt^rl it-c nani-" : T ____ ^ * _ - -,-,_ , ~ ,_. ithe Air Forr.e. that the ha SPK i T i i Just how or bad . is tlle "has not yet reached its peak' and that additional throngs would view the procession before it ended after dark. SET UP FARM COUNCIL WASHINGTON UP) — The Republican National Committee set up Tuesday a Farm Council Organizing Committee which it said will serve as "a leader of tremendous Lawrence- Howard Bentlev Kin the Air Force - < hat the bases| nation's traffic safety record? Laurence, Howard JienUey, Kin-i u ., . .._....,._., __ . TOh=,tv „,,.„„„•> -an.^ „..„..« u. sley: John H. - . Murray, Leaven- !f. oul ° be constructed on a i What's wrong? What should be worth; Lover D. Rineha'rt. Paola,!""' 35 ,"'." or rush ' basis ' [done? Can matters be improved? and W. M. Ferguson Wellington'! And if is not u n " sual . Pick de-j Actually, traffic accidents ac- The house speaker is elected atj claredl for " some deficiencies" to]count for about one - fortieth of a caucus of majority party mem- deve! °P when lar S e military pro- J ""-- ' " ' • bers at the opening of the legisla-li ects are constructed under ex- tive session in January. 'tvpmo limit* n r ti™» treme limits of time. ists in engineering, education and law enforcement. They add that the traffic death toll could still be cut dramatically if the public and' government officials would cooperate to promote safer road conditions. Increased highway safety is the aim of the President's Highway Safety Conference composed of some 2,000 experts and officials from all parts of the nation. The conference has been working for safety since 1946. The Council of State Govern- NEW so * GETS A ^ ments, a cooperative agency of of-1 DALTON . Ga - (^ — Mr. and Mrs. ficials from the 48 states "said in en R " Isenhour ha ve christened their newly-born son Adlai Steven- Both Candidates Invited To Rochester Contest ROCHESTER, Minn. UP) — Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois Tuesday was invited to speak at the Nation^ al Plowing Contest Sept. 6, the same day Gen. Eisenhower is planning to address the expected crowd of more than 100,000. The invitation was wired to the Democraitc presidential nominee after the contest board of directors Monday night reversed its previous stand against having both candidates speak on the same day. It was Chief Murray's recollection of a three-year - old incidem that led to Farmer's arrest. Murray recalled that Farmer's Brink's uniform once popped up in the hands of a teenage gang of hoodlums, rounded up on various charges. There was suspicion a: the time that some of this gang contemplated using the uniform in some sort of robbery. Here is the story as told to reporters by Inspector Jeremiah Flaherty: After Farmer's uniform was found in the possession of the gang in 1949, police took 'him into custody and questioned him. They found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Farmer n.nd released him. Soon afterwards. Brink's fired Farmer because of the uniform episode. He went to work for the bakery company. But, as it developed, he kept a duplicate key to an armored car which travelled in the same area of his bakery route. At noon Monday, the armored car pulled up to tlte fashionable Wardman Park Hotel and the four guards went inside to eat. They bcked up the car. Tben Farmer drove up in his bakery truck, inserted his key, turned the lock, grabbed 'a sack containing 565,000 in small currency, pushed it into the bakery :ruck and dnwo off. He ignored $200,000 in bills ci large denominations. The theft was discovered when the guards, resuming their regular rounds undsitook to make change at their next stop: serve as a leader of tremendous tending the Republican Partvi|-|-,,,-.«_ of <;„„ !•„„ T> 1- , !1 farm forces for the election of Council and could not be reached lljeiuocra * Spending Policy • i Eisenhower and Nixon." [for comment. WASHINGTON Now, Here's a List of Models Who Best Represent Flotvers nation's ten ''perfect floral mod- The Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association came out Tuesday with its list at its national convention here. Here thev are: deaths from all causes throughout tlie nation. The comparison in 1950 was; 35,000 traffic deaths; 1,456,000 deaths from all causes. . Murray was in Topeka today at-'Housewives Revolt Asauisti Still, the traffic toil which is — J: — iL - "—-•-•=-- - • : c 'likely to reach 38,000 this year is! impressive. It is the equivalent in human lives to the population of a fairly large city. But last year's 37,300 toll is lower than those of 1936 when 38,089 fatalities were reported; in 1937 when the count was 39,643, and in 1941 when the all-time mark of 39,969 was set. In 1.941, Ihe Safety Council says, See TRUMAN, Page 2. CYCLISTS NEED BEEF ABERYSTWYTH, Wales (.T) —A team of French cyclists dropped out of the 1,487 miles "Tour of Britain" cycle race Tuesday. They Cut in Beds Not to Hit Wadsworth VA Reduces Number; Part of Local Staff Ordered to Kansas City A cut in hospital beds by the Veterans Administration, is not expected to affect the facility at Wadsworth, officials said today. The VA announced in Washington today that it is eliminating 3,200 of its hospital beds due to cuts in its funds. On July 31 the VA reported it had 22,550 eligible veterans on its waiting list for hospital care, compared with 22,001 on June 30 and 18,805 on July 31, 1951. The VA also reported it had 105,911 veterans in hospitals on July 31, according to the Associated Press. A very small waiting list, probably under 20, was reported at Wadsworth today. The only reason for any waiting list, .one official stated, is that most of the west side is being converted to care for tuberculosis patients. Approximately 945 beds are being used at the Wadsworth hospital at present. It will be 10 to 12 months before conversion to- TB use is completed, it is estimated. The Wadsworth personnel officer said today about 24 members of the local staff are being transferred to the new Kansas City VA hospital. They include two supply, one engineer, one finance, three clinical laboratory, one x-ray, two dental technicians, 11 nurses, three hospital attendants and one from the registrar's office. Tho vacancies created by thesa transfers will be filled at Wadsworth, it was announced. The staff members to be transferred are going to'Kansas Gty as the new hospital can'absorb them. The Washington VA spokesman told AP reporters a cut of 531,123,684 voted by Congress in the VA budget request for about 701 million dollars for its department of medicine and surgery caused the agency .to order a reduction of 2,800 in the average patient load in its own hospitals, reducing- it from 102,000 to 99,200. An additional 400 beds in other federal lospitals which have been used under contract by VA are being given up.. Check Report of Grand Jury Probe i WASHINGTON 12) — House tax' scandal probers were told Tuesday that Ellis N. Slack, now an acting assistant attorney general, okayed a grand jury report vindicating the vay James P. Finnegan was handling the St. Louis internal revenue office in 1951. District Judge George H. Moore described the report as "astonishing" and told the grand jurors to try again. "As a result," a judiciary subcommittee was told, "many indictments were returned, including an ndictment of the Collector of In- ernal Revenue in St. Louis, James '. Finnegan." The statement was made by Rob- :rt A. Collier, counsel for the sub- ommittee as it resumed an in- ;uiry into the St. Louis scandals iiat led to Finnegan's conviction ast March 15 on charges of mis- onduct in office. KAXSAS TRAFFIC FATALITIES TOPEKA W — Kansas traffic atalities listed by the state acci- complained they could not get ent records section: enough beefsteaks "to build up stamina for such a race." Meat is rationed in Britain, but meat-starved Britons are in the lead in the race. In the last 24 hours—3 (X) To date in 1952—333 Same period 1951—363 (X) includes deaths from recent accidents not previously recorded. Ivy Priest, assistant to the chairman of the Republican National Committee. said Tuesday the American housewives "are prepared to revolt" and elect Dwight D. Eisenhower president. ST. LOUIS (Ji — And now the) Camellia— Bess Myerson, televi-! ''The Bureau of Labor Statistics : keeps puning out ihe bad news of Sweetpea—June Allyson, motion the results of Democratic policy,"]there were 34,383,000 vehicles in jshe said in a statement issued by i operation. They were driven 333 bil- picture star. Violet-Clare Boothe Luce, au- Jh<? c ° m ™>™c. "A week ago it re-JJion 396 million miles. thor and former congresswoman 'M 0 " ?U aV ° rage °' ty fam "! The 19S1 to " was actuall - v 2 - 669 r a ™=tir, R /-i y s ' lcnt S40 ° more than u earned Mower than that for 1941 although . Ca nation - Rosemary Clooney, in , 950 . u - haf (he hureau djd nof ; fhe mjmber o[ vMc}es jn opera _ Caitelya orchids — Mrs Alben! no *e "'as .that since then the cost! tion had jumped to 52.23S.OOO and Barkley" " ' i Anthunum—Eva Gabor, actress, of living index has jumped 19 per-i me total mileage driven was 487 Chrysanthemum - Mrs. Mary; "Well groomed women always icenla £ e P° inf f and the purchas-j billion 550 million. Frances Veeck wife of the presi-j select flowers as they do clomesw!^^ cen\s to "°4 cente I La « vear's traffic death rate dentof the St. Louis Browns Base-[complement their appearance and| " "> <-o a-* ccm*. i s ^ ^ mm ^^^1 ball Club- ' :to suit the occasion." said' "Even the trebling of the food:compared with a rate of 30 deaths 1 _ Rose—Patrice Munsel, Metropol- Granviile Gude of Washington, the bill since 1939 is not hurting the per 100.000 in 1941. itan Opera star. J association's president. "Our selec-; house wife as much as the 77 bil-: The figures indicate that things Cj-mbidium orchid—Arlene Fran-jtions were on the basis of the type | lion dollar rise in taxes. Harry Tru-i could be much worse. Safety of- cis, television star. iof beauty and personality- bestjman has spent 327 billion dollars'ficials say the highway slaughter Gardenia—Mrs. Dwight D. Eis- suited to the various flowers which)as compared with 111 billion for all, would be "terrific if it were not for) enhower. i. al ~e favorites for corsages." lothers presidents before 1332.' 1 WIVES WAIT, STUDENTS REGISTER—First stop for incoming C&GSC students at Fort Leavenworth was the efforts of hundreds of special-' Andrews Hall where the officers registered, stopping at about a dozen desks in another room of the hall. Meanwhile the wives and children waited in this lounge while the husbands went through the process.

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