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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 124 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27,1952.—TWELVE PAGES State GOP Homes in Town Must Be Found For Flood ^ or ^ Student Officer Families Tax Balm Party Council Also Favors Small Dams, Watershed Treatment for Control TOPEKA ( AP ) — Kansas Republicans went on record at their biennial party council here Tuesday as favoring consideration by the 1953 i legislature "of the problem of abating taxes" on property damaged or destroyed by the 1951 flood. The party's 24 page, 4,000 word platform for the Novem- Because of an unusually small I number of bachelors in this year's Command and General Staff Col lege class, 13 student officers am their families must find apart ments downtown, the Fort Leav enworth public information office said this morning Former classes have had 40 or 50 bachelors, jvho .can be taken care of easily. But there are onlj ber election campaign also suggested a watershed treatment and soil conservation program as the first line of defense against future floods. It urged smaller retention dams on the upper tributaries and condemned the idea of a vast Missouri Valley Authority "under the guise of flood control." ' "If larger dams are absolutely necessary," the platform said, "we favor those of the 'dry dam' type- . - rather than the expen-j sive and destructive multiple-purpose dams." The GOP said it opposed imposition of any new state ; taxes bu: endorsed the constitutional amendment on the November ballot to authorize a statewide levy for state hospitals tions. and charitable institu- It also recommended a two-year extention of the fifth cent of the state gasoline tax beyond its June 10. 1953, -expiration date. No mention was made of a severance tax on oil and gas production. Continuation of the long-range highwayiprogram and present laws dealing with distribution of highway funds was urged. Th» platform made no specific recommendation for legislation dealing with slot machines but pledged "continuation of forceful, Impartial and effective law enforcement." Other platform planks call for: Taft To Meet With General For Discussion NEW YORK 131 — Sen. Taft of Ohio said Wednesday he probably will meet with Gen. Eisenhower shortly after Sept 10 to discuss the senator's role in the Republican presidential campaign. Taft told this reporter by telephone from his Murray Bay, Canada, vacation spot that he expects to speak for Eisenhower and the Republican ticket but doesn't know yet how extensive his campaigning will be. The Ohio senator made it clear ic is prepared to take the stump for Eisenhower but he added he will not engage in any "whistle stop" campaigning. Taft said he wants to discuss with Eisenhower the issues of the campaign, adding that he is "interested in what the new adminis-, stration is going to be like if the! general is elected." , This was interpreted as a desire by Taft to have Eisenhower spell out for him, in advance of any campaigning by the Ohio Senator, the nominee's stand on such issues as retention of the Taft Hartley Act, reduction in federal spending and other domestic issues. Taft indicated he wants to 26 bachelors in this class, and therefore more officers with families on the 600-name class roster. This year's bachelors are in Building 580 in the Normandy Area, and in Funston Hall fouth of the printing plant. The student families are in the old West Normandy Area, Pershing Park, East Normandy Area and in student quarters on t h e post. Of 60 officers from foreign countries, 21 brought families and all of these have found quarters in Leavenworth. The allied officers arrived early. When registration is completed, there will be 13 US officers and their families who won't be able to live in quarters on the post, and will have to find quarters in town. This, the post said, will be "extremely difficult.' 1 A 74-unit housing addition on .the post is under construction now, but won't be completed until the first of the year. If landlords need tenants, they can call the billeting office at the post, phone 5210. The Leavenworth Chamber of lommerce asked today that peo- >le who have houses or apartments o rent get in touch with their ocal realtor or the billeting office at Fort Leavenworth. The chamber does not make a habit of listing available housing. Robert Brooker, chamber mana- ;er, said an unusually large num- ler of officers have been in his of- ice seeking places to live. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5c NEW RED CROSS MAN—John K. Gee, who succeeds Elvin Mcllrath as secretary of the Leavenworth County Red Cross chapter, has ten years of Red Cross service and came here from Muskogee, Okla., where he was Red Cross field director at a VA center. Gee is married and .lives at 507 Columbia. His 14-year-old son, Tom, will enter Leavenworth High School. Mcllrath, the retiring secretary, will be here until Saturday, helping Gee get lined up in the new job. New Paving PlannedFor The City Tenth Avenue and Vilas To Get New Surfacing —No Protest Period A resolution to pave Tenth Avenue from Pennsylvania to Vilas, Vilas from Tenth Avenue to Fifteenth and Fifteenth from Vilas to the entrance of Greenwood Cemetery was passed by the City Commission Tuesday, night. N'o protest period is allowed, and no property owners appeared to protest the move. Mayor Ted Sexton and Commissioner Arthur M. Murphy were absent. Finance Commissioner Roy D. Kunkle presided in the mayor's place. Under the state law providing for paving of streets leading to cemeteries the city may order the work done and pay for one-third of the cost. Property owners will pay for two-thirds of the cost of paving. The city is to pay for grading the street and for all expenses of areas and intersections — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Fair to partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow with scattered thundershowers late tonight and tomorrow; little change in temperature; low tonight GO'S northwest to 70's elsewhere; high tomorrow 95-105. TEMPERATURES—Today: Early maximum ...89 at 1 p. m. Minimum ...' 71 at 6 a. m. Yesterday: Maximum 89 at 3 p. m. Minimum 66 at 5 a. m. A vear ago: 84; 64. RIVER STAGE—8.5 of a foot, the same as yesterday and 13.5 o£ a foot below flood stage. PRECIPITATION—From 1 p. m. yesterday to 1 p. m. today: none. SUNRISE—5:42 and sunset. 6:56. (Temperature readings, from the KP&L Service.) know these stump. uie general's thinking on before he takes to the "In Washington I expect to see Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Kas) and Arthur Summerfield, Republican national chairman, and some definite engagement probably will be A continued -legislative policy to made then to,confer with Eisen- rrnnnoi fiiffnat* *rv4mviTTn**in**4-n :_lhm.vPi* ** Taft- cai/1 "*' • , ..^ provide further improvements in our elementary and high school laws. Enactment of such civil rights legislation as may be necessary to maintain the right of equal opportunity to alL Modernization of the Kansas Grain Warehouse Act Aid in eradication and control cf livestock diseases. "Aggressive" research and educational programs for 1he agricultural industry. Continuation of the state liquor control law in its present form. Increased workmen's compensa^ tion benefits. Enactment of the necessary laws to complete -the administrative reorganization of the state government. A 1953 legislative study of presidential preference primary laws of other states looking forward to j; enactment of such a law by subsequent Kansas Legislature. *'A decent and healthful'' standard of living for the aged, blind, permanently disabled and dependent or neglected children "with- Taft said. Republicans Snuff Out Hot Internal Feud Retail Sales Institute Is Planned Here ' A retail sales .institute for Leavenworth retail and professional men will be sponsored by the retail division of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. Letters announcing the institute were mailed today by Harold B. Fisher, chairman of the chamber's retail committee. The institute will be conducted by Fred Sharpe of the University of Kansas, E x t en sjLo.n_Service hrough the adult education department of Leavenworth schools. 'It a a practical, usable series on the psychology of selling and he art of dealing with people," Fisher said. The course will be >resented in four meetings over a three-day period. The times are 1 scheduled so they will not conflict vith regular business hours. Fisher added. out increasing therefor." the tax treatment center for the diagnosis and treatment of children handicapped by emotional disturbances, mental illness and education or social maladjustments. Expansion of the child study unit at the University of Kansas. Alertness to the needs of war veterans and continued acknowledgement of the state's responsibility to veterans. Raukiu Defeated In Mississippi JACKSON, Miss. (Si — Rep. John Rankin, the last of Mississippi's old-school white supremacists and denouncer of Yankees, lost his seat to his former colleague Rep. Thomas Abernethv. . seeking to cinch Texas' vote for . Eisenhower hurdled ancient party lines and snuffed out the hottest _ internal feud in state GOP history. Their convention here Tuesday named a full ticket of already- nominated Democrats as Republican candidates for state offices, an action unprecedented in Texas politics. It healed a threatened split by a series of conciliatory moves and considerable back-slapping — all in an effort to present a solid front for Eisenhower. . Nominated as Democrat-Republicans were Gov. Allan Shivers for governor; Atty. Gen. Price Daniel for U. S. senator; former Rep.'. Martin Dies for congressman - at T large. Along vtith them went the full slate named by the Democrats in July for other state offices. Their names, under a new Texas law, will go on the November election ballot both as Republicans, and Democrats. The convention was c. total victory for Jack Porter of Houston, new national committeeman from Texas, and his Eisenhower forces. The cross-filing strategy was promoted by this group. Heat Is Turned For Failure of F By OVID A. MARTIN- WASHINGTON 1/B— Republicans The classes will be: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the City Hall; Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 to 9 a.m., City Hall; Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Leavenworth High School; and Friday, Sept 19, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., City Hall. Every individual whose job is to deal with people can profit by attending the series of lectures, Fisher said. Subcommittee Report Blasts Script Writers WASHINGTON IB— A • Senate subcommittee report said Wednesday that pro-Communist script writers are spreading "sub.tle" propaganda over the nation's radio and television airwaves. "The thing is subtle," the report of the Senate internal security subcommittee quoted script writer Ruth Adams Knight as testifying at closed door hearings. Miss Knight, denouncing Communist and Communism, said pro- Communist script writers stop short of "laying down the party line" in their program scripts, but skillfully weave .into them "a constant derision of the capitalistic system." * on Brannan arm Program 1948 campaign was based upon . misrepresentation. US Foreign Policy Is Called Suicidal BUFFALO, N. Y. IB— John Foster Dulles Wednesday rapped American foreign policy as "suicidal" and proposed a plan to disintegrate "the emp.ire of Soviet Communism" from within. The Republican foreign policy adviser delivered his sharp attack in an address before the American Political Science Association. He called- upon the U. S. to pay more attention to the peoples and problems of Asia, Africa and South America and to abandon as a failure its program of ''containing" Communism.. _ .-. . ... Boyd to Work With State GOPChairman TOPEKA (« — The executive committee of the Republican state organization went behind closed doors late Tuesday to dispose of two issues which had threatened an explosion within Kansas GOP ranks. At the conclusion of the session it was announced in a written statement that the executive committee had: 1. Named McDill (Huck) Boyd, Phillipsburg" publisher, to Die'new- ly created position of executive secretary to work with State Chairman C. I. Moyer in directing the party's state campaign headquar- Ike Sets First Campaign Trip NEW YORK ffl—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Wednesday announced lis first major campaign trip, a double-circle route that will carry lim through strategic voting areas n the South and the Midwest Leaving New York Sept. 2, he vill make appearances in 14 cities n 10 states. The schedule also includes speeches in New York and Philadelphia. The itinerary: Sept. 1—New York; Sept. 2 — Atlanta, Ga., and Jacksonville and Miami, Fla.; Sept. 3—Tampa, Fla. Birmingham, Ala., Little Rock, Ark., and return to New York; Sept. 4—Philadelphia; Sept 5 — Chicago; Sept. 6—Rochester, Kasson and Minneapolis, Minn.; Sept. 7 (Sunday) — Minneapolis, no appointments; Sept. 8 — Cleveland; Sept. 9—Indianapolis; Sept. 10 — return New York. One of his aides said Wednesday the general will remain in New York for no more -than twoj or three days before starting on WASHINGTON DC ffl—The gov- 2. Tabled a resolution by the Crawford County Central Committee to discontinue the state chairman's salary, reported to be about $7,000 a year. In tabling the resolution, the executive committee revamped the state organization's financial setup by establishing a state GOP finance committee composed of the state committee treasurer and the finance chairmen of each of the six congressional districts. The state party treasurer was charged with the responsibility of keeping "adequate and complete financial records" and issuing all checks of the state committee. It also was directed ' that all checks should be countersigned either by Moyer or Boyd. formed by crossing streets and alleys. The resolution includes the statement, "The cost of maintaining the streets has become an unfair burden on the taxpayers..." A petition to pave Broadway from Thornton to Rees was presented to the commission. It was signed by" 11 property owners. Another petition was presented asking that the alley between Ottawa and Kickapoo, Ninth and Tenth not be paved. Earlier a petition had asked that the alley be paved. Twelve property owners signed the "against" petition. In still another move to improve Leavenworth streets, the commissioners passed a resolution condemning private property to widen Isabelle from Second Avenue to Fifth to a width of 30 feet and to also condemn private property to provide a street 50 feet wide from Second Avenue to Fifth which will an extension of Pennsylvania. These are a part of the plat by A. Dickson for development of Civil Defense Plans Mapped At State Meet That there is a great need for rained auxiliary police officers in Kansas was the word passed out to chiefs of police of all first class cities in the state by Standish Hall, state director of civil defense, at a meeting in the director's office at Topeka yesterday. Among those attending were Chief A. C. Mistier of the Leavenworth police department. The meeting was described by Mistier as being a "very profitable one," and that as a result civil defense le state will become much better organized. As Director Hall stated the meeting was called for discussion o plans for training and educatin auxiliary policemen and also talk over the matter of obtainin qualified instructors. "We feel that it is very impo tant," said Hall, "that Kansa riave a well-trained auxiliary pc lice force that can be called in' action in case of any emergency. At the meeting it was disclose the civil defense office is plannin to organize a training- school fo this purpose. It was pointed ou there is a need for expert advic of experienced officers to assist i planning the police course and fo providing instructors for th school, this personnel probably ae drawn from police departmen over the state. Those attending th school would go back to t h e i home cities and instruct those the volunteer departments. lie area. Two of the main concerns of th school would be to instruct in th The. ordinance providing fee de-' handling of traffic and proteetio posit boxes for overtime parkers vas passed last night on second reading. The boxes will be placed downtown and will eliminate the necessity of going to the police station to pay fines. Tha fine is reduced from $1 to 50 cents. W. W. Russell, 561 Marion, representing the Anthony School PTA, asked the commission to take steps to provide a safe crossing for school children on South Fourth, assured Commissioner Kunkle him something will be done to protect the children. The problem has been presented to the commission on several occasions by parents concerned over stu- of property in event of disaster i any community. Auxiliary police men would be available for assis tance in any other tommunit which might need assistance. Chief Mistier saidjie has a fore of about 125 civil defense auxiliary officers, but none have receive training. Such groups are thos who would most benefit by prope training by an experienced officer he' said. Aluminum, Copper Off Critical List an even longer swing, via the traditional campaign train with numerous "whistle stop" appearances. The route has not been fixed. Probably, during that period, Eisenhower will meet with Sen. Taft. Taft told AP reporter Jack Bell by telephone that he probably will meet after with Sept the general shortly 10. The senator said he wants to discuss with Eisenhower the campaign issues and is 'interested in what the new administration is going to be like if the general is elected." trying to turn the tables on Rankin and Abernethy were op-j Secretary of Agriculture Brannan ponents because the state Legislature combined their district last April to eliminate a congressional seat lost in the 1950 census. this presidential campaign year. • Four 3-ears ago the Democratic farm chief made the Republican- conti-olled SOth Congress a target Rankin conceded defeat early lin the important Midwestern farm Wednesday after unofficial re-! belt on the basis of its farm j e<r . turns from ^41 of the district's 358, is]ation . Brannan . s campaign was precincts m Tuesdays state Demo- credited b the Dem0( f ra f s with nrr>tir» nrimavr ch/iii'nH - . primary showed: Abernethy 26,903 Rankin 20.568 The -49-year-old Abemethy playing a major role in President Truman's upset victory over Gov. jDewey. wasj The 1948 Four From County • +oi LJJI uoi=i*idUUII. I The GOP claims that the Bran-i Three Leavenworth men and one nan farm plan—which would expand the government's power ^ the Brannan plan aside with thej statement that it mended by him. from Easton are among 3.131 Army enlisted men and officers who arrived in Seattle from the Far East Tuesday, the Associated ! Press reports. From Leavenworth are Sfc. Ben- More attention is being paid to nv L - Hartley, son of Mrs. William crnment took copper and aluminum off the critical list Wednesday and indicated an improving meta! supply situation may permit a big boost in military and civilian production next year. The Defense Production Administration forecast a better supplj of steel, copper and aluminum in early 1953. This will provide leeway for advancing the tempo of the military production program or allocating more materials for civilian industry, or perhaps some of both. An indication of the government's optimism over the metals supply came Tuesday when the National Production Authority told the construction industry it can expect considerably greater quantities of materials by next April, or perhaps as early as next Jan. Will Straigten US 40 Between Lawrence, Topeka charges made by several Repub-| c - Hartley, 1000 Kansas; Sgt» El-j TOPEKA IB — A movt to elim- lican leaders that the 1948 Demo-! lis Hiu - no street address given; j nate several sharp curves on U. cratic victory in the farm belt was! and C P>- E uge ne E. Vanderstaay, s. Highway 40 and K-10 between gained by a trumped up issue! 5071 ot Mr - and Mrs - T """ "' These claims have been made by Vanderstaay, 92SJDttawa Gov. Dewey and Senators George'' rpfc ' ' -^— J - "-- reserved about dethroning the 70- largely on action of the GOP Conold dean of the Mississippijgress in restricting the government's power to store farm products. This year, the Republicans have farm issue centered D - Ai ken of Vermont and John congressional delegation who was seeking his 17th term in the House. Abernethy's victory statement said he had been Rankin's friend during his own 10-3'ear tenure inigot off to an early start in attack- Congress and ''I regret we founding Brannan. Their guns are being oa/.-cjves in the same district, thus : pointed at a controversial farm J.Williams of Delaware. By mid-summer of 194S, it was quite apparent that bumper crops were being produced. Secretary Brannan came out with statements that there was a shortage of storage space for wheat, corn Gordon Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed, Easton, also returned to the U.S. "• Topeka and Lawrence was initiated Wednesday by the state high- EDDY IX BERLIN BERLIN (Si — Lt. Gen. Manton S. Eddy arrived by air in Berlin Wednesday for a one-day visit, his way commission. Condemnation proceedings were filed in Shawnec and Douglas County District Courts to obtain right of way for straightening the roadway. State Highway Director Gale highway to get to the new school. A request for 512,500 from the city toward the budget of the City- County Health Department was presented. The commission indicated it wanted to meet .with the health board and that it would not be willing to give that much money. An ordinance allowing $87,886.85 See PAVING, Page 10. UN Warplanes Raid Again in North Korea SEOUL, Korea IB— U.N. war planes roared into North Korea • Wednesday in a follow-up of Tues jday night's heavy bombing o Communist supply depots near th Red capital of Pyongyang and ir Northeast Korea. The U.. S. Fifth Air Force sal swooping U. N. fighter-bomber dropped explosives on Red front line installations then dived low and unloaded napalm burning jel lied gasoline in support of Alliec ground troops in the first clea: weather in five days. first since his recent appointment Moss said plans call for running making able." our opposition unavoid-jplan he advanced in 1949 and on la contention that his successful and other grains. He said the gov- ; as eommander-in-chief of the U. the highway pretty much in a ernment's price support programsJS. Army in Europe. He will inspect!straight line from Tecumseh east for the grains would not be effec- the American garrison Berlin and to a point west of Lawrence where tive because of a storage shortage.[confer with top officers. the road straightens out. POLITICAL INFLUENCE—Down in Chattsworth, Ga., Mrs. Ben Isenhower poses with her week-old son, Adlai Stevenson Isenhower. The Isenhowers have another son, Dwight David Isenhower.'S.—(Wirephoto). Stevenson Denounces McCarthy i Gen. Marshall's Attackers Hide Under Patriotism, Governor Tells Legion NEW YORK (AP) —Gov. Adlai Stevenson Wednesday coldly accused the attackers of Gen. George C. Marshall of hiding under a cloak of patriotism which he called "the last refuge of scoundrels." The Democratic presidential nominee did not use any names but he left no doubt that one of the main targets of his bitter blast was Republican Sen. Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin-^one-time recipient of an American Legion award for Americanism. McCarthy has accused Marshall, former secretary of state and former secretary of defense, of being party to a plot against the security of his own country. Stevenson launched his surprise outburst in a speech written for the American Legion convention meet- :ng, where GOP Presidential Nom:nee Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke only two days ago. Also, Stevenson figuratively wagged a finger under the Legion's nose and told them he would not submit to any pressures from the Legion if he thought their demands were "excessive or in conflict with the public interest." It was a fighting speech with patriotism as the theme and through it ran a plea to defend freedom of thought in the fight against Communism. Stevenson assailed Communism as "the death of the soul" but he added freedom of thought is being menaced by over-zealous patriots. He called for a strong national defense, and the restrained use of America's power to promote freedom, justice and peace in th« world. He told Legionnaires patriotism "is not short, frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil 1 and steady dedication of a lifetime." , - Then-in his first major drive for votes in the East, Stevenson said there are men among us "who us« •patriotism' as a club for attacking other Americans." He continued: "What can we say for the man who proclaims himself a patriot—and then for political or personal reasons attacks the patriotism of faithful publio servants? "I give you, as a shocking example, the attacks which hav« been made on the loyalty and the motives of our great wartime chief of staff, General Marshall. "To me this is the type.of 'patriotism' which is, in Dr. John- See STEVENSON, Page 10. Legion Demands Acheson Ouster 1 NEW YORK IB— The American Legion convention Wednesday adopted a resolution demanding the dismissal of Secretary, of Stata Dean Acheson and "those in his department found wanting in the proper activation of their duty to heir country." Adopted overwhelmingly by a •oice vote, the resolution declared tha't the State Department requires 'new and stalwart leaders" and asserted "our patience is exhaust- d. We demand immediate atten- ion to this all important subject. Ve accept nothing less." Earlier Wednesday, the conven- ion adopted resolutions urging: Life imprisonment for persons aught a third time illegally pos- essing or peddling narcotics. Legion units to consider a program giving material assistance to ic children of Korea. Consider the matter of fluorida- ion of water to protect children's eeth. Extension of social security ben- fits to Puerto Rico. 'irst Hurricane )f Season Born MIAMI, Fla. a>— The season's rst tropical hurricane was born Vednesday in a swirling, squally rea about 1,000 miles east south- ast of Miami. A hurricane hunting plane profa- ng the tropical storm reported slashing winds of about 85 miles n hour in the northen semi-circle. The 10 a.m. (CST) advisory Jo- ated the "poorly defined center" bout 250 miles north-northeast of an Juan, Puerto Rico. The weather bureau said the urricane was moving west-north- estward at about 8 to 10 miles n hour with a tendency to a more orthwesterly course. This would tend to swing t h s urricane slightly away from Pu- rto Rico and the Dominican Re- ublic and more in the direction : tha chain of Raharn?, Islands,

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