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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 125 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28,1952.-SIXTEEN PAGES. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5» US Buildin Big Atomic Air Power Air Force Secretary Says Nation Hopes Never to Call on It NEW YORK (AP) — Air Force Secretary Thomas K. Finletter said 'Thursday the U. S. is building a "dreadful force" of atomic ah- power. "We are building an atomic air force to persuade others never to make us use it," he told the American Legion's 34th annual national convention. He said plans are now complete for construction of an atomic air armada which will be "the most devastating thing" in aerial history. Declaring that the object of the armada -will be to dissuade any enemy from' launching an attack, Finletter said that already, the nation's defenses are "in a pretty good shape." But he said he could see no letup in the "heavy expenditures" for building up the air force. Finletter reported that in air combat in Korea, U. N. planes were knocking down Communist aircraft at the rate of eight enemy planes lost for each U. N. plane lost. Earlier, Secretary of the Navy Kimball asked the Legion to help keep America strong on the seas. •"You can help us," he told Legionnaires at their national convention, "by supporting our requests for appropriations to create forces this country is going to need as long as aggression stalks the world." Kimball followed Secretary ofj Truman - s goodbye'gift to Congress the Army Pace in the list of speak-: wlu be a government budget the er^for^Thursday's convention ses-| size of a big city phon? booki im _ portant sections of which are likely to become waste paper within three days. ' A 1950 law requires Truman to START CUTTING GOOD TOBACCO CROP—Growers in the Weston-Beverly area across the river have started cutting this year's tobacco crop, which promises to be a good one. These men are working on the Cleo Ander- son place just north of Beverly. They are Jack Shenk- ner, Tom Burns, Ben Craven and Thomas Stewart. Their tobacco isn't ready to cut yet, and they were trading work with Anderson. Truman's Farewell Gift Will Be GiantSizedGovernmentBudget WASHINGTON Hi President, sion. In their prepared remarks, both extolled the merit* of their respective services. The Legion Thursday elects its national commander; Lewis K. Gough, 44, Pasadena, Calif., and Walter E. Alessandroni, 39, Philadelphia, are major contenders. ii-The navy .secretary. said jth^. na-j.' • fion .has"" increased jts investment in its armed, services about 100 agree 100 per cent with his predecessor's fiscal plan for the government accounting year svhich starts next July 1. Nor is there time between election and inauguration day to do much about it. The President-elect, billion dollars in the last 20 years. give Congress a detailed estimate after recovering some of the ener- of federal income and outgo with-p spent In hls c^Pa'g 0 - Presum- jably will want to start putting together the inaugural address which will sound the keynote for the be- The new 83rd Congress, most of j ginning of his administration: whose membership will be deter- in-15 days after the opening of a (regular session. mined in the November elections,' convenes next Jan. 3. The budget To Sound Attitude messa e e must be ** ™ e Ca p ;tol bv Jan. 17. At high noon on Jan. 20 a new President takes- his oath and .Truman becomes a private citizen. At the same moment, the odds are heavy that key sections of the Truman budget will start heading WASHINGTON iJPi— Tighe E. Woods, the nation's new price boss, said Thursday he will ask the President to lift price controls if he finds the public does not want them. He told, reporters he will make his determination of the public attitude • by touring the country next month. He said he'll ask housewives and others what they think about controls. But Woods emphasized t h a t he, personally, believes the price curbs should stay in effeit. Woods takes over is director of the Office of Price Stabilization next week, succeeding Ellis Arnall. "Many say that the people don't care about contols," Woods said. "I want to find put whether there is an apathy toward the" Office of Price Stabilization program or whether the people just don't understand it "What I want to get is tne direct reaction of the people. I am sure they do not lika the continued rises in the cost of livinf." Traffic TolT~ Prediction Is 480 CHICAGO (ffi— The coming three day Labor Day week end probably will bring a record high in traffic deaths for that holiday, the National Safety Council said Thursday. v The Council estimated that this year's toll may reach 480. That does not include those injured who may die later as a result of Labor Day accidents. The previous high for the Labor Day holiday — always a three-day week end — was 461 last year. The Council's estimate of 480 traffic deaths applies to the period from 6 p.m. local time Friday to midnight Monday. The budget contains literally lundreds of thousands of items. By no means all of these are likely to be or even could be revised by I the new tenant of the White House. iA vast number of them represent continuing appropriations for such items as the public debt and statutory programs approved by pre- for the congressional waste" bas°- vious Congresses, kets. Regardless of who wins the i presidency, it is unlikely he will YANKEES GET BLACKWELL NEW YORK OP) — The New York Yankees Thursday purchased Ewell Blackwell from the Cincinnati Reds for an unannounced sum in cash and Schmitz. pitcher Johnny General Manager George Weiss of the Yankees, who announced the deal, said several other players, now in the- minors, might be involved in the transaction. JONAS GKABER RESIGNS William C. Heliiiers Dies iu Kansas City KANSAS CITY <X> — William C. Helmers, 70, president of the Helmers Manufacturing Co., died at a hospital here Thursday following an illness of several weeks. He was the fourth son of Henry J. Helmers, who founded the fur- initure firm nearly a century ago Police, Hounds Fail to Catch Deputy'sSlayer PACIFIC, Mo. Iff) — Roadblocks, bloodhounds and a patrol plane | failed Thursday to trap one of the FBI's ten most wanted fugitives, William Merle Martin, in rugged country near here. The all - out manhunt began Wednesday night after Martin, 42, was believed sighted during a wild automobile chase^ by state highway patrolmen. The fugitive, believed armed, is lived a t 307 North Broadway and sought in the slaying of Deputy<died in January, 1948. A sister, Sheriff Willard Carver, hear Ola-] Miss Carrie Helmers, who lived at in Leavenworth. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a. m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church here. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth. Will Helmers was the brother of the late Henry J. Helmers Jr. who the, Kas., last June 23. > Martin, who has served terms both' in the Missouri Penitentiary and the federal prison at Leavenworth, fled into a cornfield 40 miles west of St. Louis after a pursuing highway patrolman had forced his car into a ditch. Three bloodhounds 'from the state reformatory at Jefferson City. Mo., joined an all - night: search by state highway troopers and FBI agents. At daybreak a highway patrol plane joined the hunt, shuttling slowly back andi forth over the heavily wooded area) and keeping radio contact with the patrol's cars. But the bloodhounds lost the trail after going about a half mile into the woods, circling back to the highway. The search centered in a 20-mile square area about 30 miles southwest of St. Louis and a few miles from this small town. A heavily wooded reservation is in the area. Highway patrolmen set up a car cordon around the area; established roadblocks, and 12 troopers, equipped "-with portable radio-telephones roamed the woods. 501 South Broadway, died in 1949. A second sister, Mrs. C. E. Brown, lives at 927 South Broadway. Mrs. Oscar Helmers, widow of the late Oscar Helmers, another brother, lives at 1026 South Broadway. Edwin Helmers, a brother, lives in Kansas City. Mr. Helmers left Leavenworth in 1903 to become secretary of the Helmers company in Kansas City. Hts wife, who survives him, is the former Miss Elizabeth O'Keefe of Leavenworth. NKW POW TROUBLE SEOUL, Korea at — The army indicated Thursday there have been fresh Red prisoner of war incidents or demonstrations in U. N. POW camps since Sunday. It said it would have an announce- jment Friday, Four Doctors Go For Physical Exam Committee chairmen for the Ballot Battalion were appointed last night by Doyle Ketcham, general chairman for the- get-out-the-vote campaign. Members of the executive committee to work with Ketcham are Staff Johnson, M r s. Ethan Potter, Charles Nuhn, Mrs. Lois Binderim, Lazarus Loeb, and Mrs. Hortense Hunt. Co-chairmen of the canvassing committee are Ethan Potter and Mrs. C. D. Reisner. Volunteer workers are heeded • to -assisffinthiy^vork", Ketcham pointed out. He suggested those interested, either men or women, call Potter at 1590 or Mrs. Reisner at 2938. Other committee chairmen picked by Ketcham: Bob Collard, transportation; Kenneth Harmon, laws; Erwin Baker, speakers; Cliff Beckwith, rural canvassing; Margaret Cobb, schools; Mike Jarowitz, treasurer; Marcus Sickel, publicity. Ike To Begin Hard-Hitting CampaignSoon NEW YORK W— Dwight D. Eisenhower Thursday assured his followers that his preliminary sparring for the presidency was about finished and that soon he .vill undertake "a fighting, hard-hitting campaign." He passed the word to William L. Pfeiffer, New York Republican state chairman, and Republican leaders of .eight .New York City metropolitan counties who visited him at his headquarters. "He assured us he is going to wage a very strong, aggressive campaign, starting soon," Pfeiffer told newsmen. The general was scheduled to keep 12 other appointments with individuals and groups before nightfall. Pfeiffer said that he and the metropolitan county leader discussed Communism and corruption as prime campaign issues. The delegation said that Eisenhower made no comment in reference to the Adlai Stevenson address Wednesday. Eisenhower has a promise that he will receive a "surprising" labor vote on election day. The Republican nominee al!so drew the support of Roger W. Four physicians left on a 6:30J Straus, co-chairman of the Nation- a.m. bus for Kansas City, Mo. today to take armed forces physical examinations, Mrs. Mary D. Kelley. clerk of the local draft board said. The doctors are David Findley Parker, M.D., Tonganoxie; Albert Anton Gausz, M.D., 603 North Seventh; William Lister Pratt, MD., 1002 North Broadway; and Maurice Allen Claman, M.D., Veterans Administration Hospital, Wadsworth. Dr. Claman transferred here from New Orleans for his physical examination, Mrs. Kelley said. All of the physicians were registered under the special registration which followed the Korean al Conference of Christians and Jews. , Word that Eisenhower would get substantial labor backing came Wednesday from Richard J. Gray, of Albany, N. Y., president of the KANSAS CITY (!) — Jonas W.i The' army earlijr this week dis-! War - Each is considered Priority Graber has resigned as head of i closed details on two POW inci- the Kansas City regional office of i dents in July and 10 between Aug. the Federal Housing and Home 11 and 24. It said four prisoners Finance Agency. i were killed and 64 injured in thsse. Three, Mrs. Kelley said. She explained that meant they are under 51 years of age and have had no military .servic*. i Gadgets Slow Air Defenses Senate Investigators Hit At Indecision, Changes Hampering Plane Output WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate defense investigators said Thursday an excess of gadgets and top level indecision have slowed down military aircraft production and prevented the development of adequate air defenses for the U.S. The highly critical report was the latest of a series from the Senate armed services preparedness subcommittee headed by Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex). In order to speed aircraft production to meet a possible Russian atomic attack, the report sug- ested appointment of a full-time production czar by the President and an overhauling of present basic defense legislation. Some of the same recommendations were made last November by the s ame defense watchdog group but Chairman Johnson, in a separate statement, indicated they had not been carried out. Johnson said the airpower buildup has been slowed down by a "capacity for indecision which at times has reached amazing levels." Although the Defense Department did name a production czar, Johnson said, "he did not receive the necessary authority and eventually was reduced to the status of a job holder part-time."'Aides of Johnson said this was Clay Bedford, industrial named special secretary of defense. The report was sharply critical of constant changes in models and additions of gadgets and gimmicks to aircraft designs. It said there was a need for design freezes and mass production. "A tendency toward 'gimmick- erie'. has loaded some of our County Fair Has One of Best Openings The Leavenworth County Fair opened last night to "as good a iirst night as we've ever had," George Baker of Tonganoxie, a director of the fair, said this morning. Baker said there were an estimated 5,000 people who watched the parade or came out to the grounds to see a show put on by the Royal Riders and Ropers, a »roup of young people on horseback from Independence, Mo. Joe Sheriff of Tonganoxie, manager of the parade which started at 6:30 p.m. downtown, said there were seven floats, the Tonganoxie and Basehor High School bands, and about 25 children riding bikes and tricycles. leader who was assistant to the Stevensbn Sets Strategy on Eastern Trip NEW YORK Hi — Representatives of foreign born citizens, the majority of them from nations now under Communist domination, called on Gov. Adlai Stevenson Thursday and discussed American foreign policy with him. Persons present at the meetings said they gave him a report/on conditions in Europe and Asia. ~ The.~governor. Democratic--ean-fpJanes-. with-gadgets to' a point didate for president, saw representatives of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and China. Spokesmen for American-born Yugoslavs and Puerto Rico also talk-, ed with him. Stevenson's office where their'effectiveness has been decreased," the . ;:ort said. The report said: "As will be demonstr- -3, the history of our air builuup is a saga of bad programming, neglected , warnings announced| abuse> ,1 , , . , • , J that the governor has an appoint-! bad dvi lack of coordination, and disuse ol ment late Thursday Trygve Lie, secretary-general of the U. N. A spokesman said he assumed it also would be about foreign policy. A breakfast date with Bernard Baruch, former presidential adviser, has been set for Friday, the governor's office said. The major maneuvers in Stevenson s campaign strategy were becoming clearer as he swept through the New York area in his battle for the presidency. • In effect, he has now come to grips with Dwight D. Eisenhower, his Republican opponent. Eoth candidates are in New York. Each has delivered a major speech — stating basics-tbefore the American Legion convention. They spoke on different days, but before the same group of listeners. For each man, this was the true beginning of his campaign. In the Legion speech, and in another delivered Wednesday night' at a Democratic rally near Asbury Park, N. J., Stevenson struck out ai Eisenhower in these areas: 1. "I am not in the delicate position of another candidate for high office, who faces the ticklish problem of whether to swallow his principles and endorse -all the candidates running .on the same ticket with him." 2. "The Republicans are split wide open on foreign polity. . . 3. "The people of this country ara better off than they or any other people have ever been." 4. "On domestic policy, only now are they (the Republicans) slowly and reluctantly accepting the" ideas successfully sponsored by the Democratic Party years It looks more and me as though they are going to stand'on our program." r v * *-*• » execu . live, and a general refusal on the part of our governmental agencies to pull together or work together in a dedicated way to strengthen our air arsenal." Recovering After Heart Quit Beating 26 Minutes LATROBE, Pa. ffl — A man whose heart quit beating 26 minutes on the operating table, according to his doctors, is recovering Thursday at his home. Marcus G. Riddell, operator of a candy, distributing firm, expects to be back at work, with a normal heart, within a year. Riddell underwent two operations in a Philadelphia hospital to relieve closing of the mitral valve which helps pump blood through the heart. It was during the second operation, on July 23, that his heart stopped. As Riddell's incision was closed, his heart stopped. Doctors reentered the cavity to provide lifesaving finger massage. SET JAPANESE ELECTION TOKYO Wi — In a lightning move to save his political strength, prc-U. S. Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida Thursday forced dissolution of the lower house of the Japanese Diet (parliament) and sel the first post-occupation general election for Oct. 1. — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Partly cloudy tonight with scattered thunderstorms south west; slightly cooler west and north; tomorrow generally fair, warmer west and north; central; low tonight near 60 northwest to 60's southeast high tomorrow 90-95. TEMPERATUBES— Today: Early maximum .. 88 at 1 p. m. Minimum 67 at 7 a. m. Yesterdav: Maximum 89 at 2 p. m. Minimum 71 at 6 a. m. A year ago: 83: 68. RIVERSTAGE—S.7. a rise since yesterday of .2 of a foot, and 13.3 of a foot below flood stage. PRECIPITATION—From 1 p. m. yesterday to 1 p. m. today: none; SUNRISE—5:43 and sunset. 6:55. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) T ex an s May Choose Eisenhower Governor Shivers Hints State Convention Will Pick Ike as Nominee AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)—Texans had a hint from their governor Thursday that Dwight D. Eisenhower's name might be placed on the state Democratic Party's ticket as a presidential nominee. Gov. Allan Shivers indicated such a possibility in a radio address Wednesday night in which he said .tidelands oil was not the only issue on which he based * decision not to vote personally for Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic nominee. ' Shivers repeated previous attacks on what he called "Truman- ism." He said he thought Stevenson "a better man than Truman 1 ' and would if elected give a better administration. ''Yet his views on Texas tidelands are an indication that he. . . would continue to hold the views and countenance the policies that Truman and people around Truman have established," Shivers said. "Oscar Ewing (federal social security administrator)" and hii views on socialized medicine ar« rolled up in the same package, along with a continuation of a stalemated foreign policy,. a continua- The bicycles were all decorated tion ° £ the highest spending and with.crepe paper; Margaret. Somers of Jarbalo won first prize for jest decorated bicycle; Charles Daniel Ray and Arlene Lafferty, both of Tonganoxie, won second and third prize. First prize for the best trained pet in the parade went to Sandra Cook of Tonganoxie, whose goat pulled a small model of an old prairie schooner. A dog trailed behind. "Fairgrounds or Bust" was lettered on the wagon. Connie LaMar and Darlene Mathia, both of Tonganoxie, were second and third. Sandra 4 Coolo'was' the- mbs't outstanding ; clown in the parade. Daisy Somers was second, and Sammy Redding and David Cook tied for third. All are from Tonganoxie. The Happy Helpers 4-H Club of Reno won. first prize among the floats. Theirs, showed a voting booth, boosting a "get out the vote" idea. The Basehor Skyliners 4-H Club was second, and Tonganoxie Boy Scouts shared third place with the Tonganoxie 49-ers 4-H Club. Mayor Walt Niebarger of. Tonganoxie and Mayor Ted Sexton of Leavemvorth led the parade. Judging of the entries started this morning. Baker said. Tonight will be the square dance contest with prizes for.callers and sets of dancers. Britain Agrees to Reply To Iranian Oil Offer TEHRAN, Iran HJ— A government spokesman said Thursday Britain has agreed to reply by Sept. 3 to the Iranian offer, to discuss compensation claims arising out of nationalization of the 154 billion dollar: Anglo - Iranian Oil Co. The spokesman: said this promise was made Wednesday during a three-hour conference on U. S. Ambassador Loy Henderson and British Charge d'Affaires George Middleton with Premier Mohammed Mossadegh. OLDSTER DIES MEADE, Kas. UP) — W. J. Pyland, 301, Meade County's oldest resident, died early Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Campbell. Somaliland's Donkey Cart Men ! T Protest New Taxes to UN Oldest West Point Grad, General Foltz, Is Dead WASHINGTON ffl — Brig. Gen. Frederick S. Foltz. 94, retired cav- three-miTlion-membe"r"AFL Build- j alryman who fought Indians in the ing and Construction Trades De- Northwest Territory, died Thurs- partment and a long-time Demo- - crat. Country Boy Learns City Friends Can't Be Trusted RICHMOND. Ind.— a 12- year old country boy in town to buy school books turned in a false fire alarm. Some city boys, he explained to police later, told him if he pulled the lever in the red box a bird would pop out.and forecast the weather. He was given better information and sent home. Walter Reed Army Hospital. A graduate of West Point in 1879, he was' reputed to be the oldest: living graduate of the military academy at the time of his death. Following his service in the Northwest Territory, he taught French and Spanish at West Point from 1S84 to 1888, then was assigned to cavalry posts in Missouri, Kansas and Arizona'terri- tory. He served in Cuba and Puerto Rico and commanded the 91st Division in France during World War I. " UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. W— The donkey cart owners of Somal- iland are down in the dumps and up in arms over new taxes and fines imposed by city officials. They want U. N. headquarters to do something about it, complaining that there's many a day they don't earn a single brown cent, and" how come these new taxes? The complaint was handed over to the three-member U. N. advisory council for Somaliland by Ossoble Omar Ibrhain, Siad Omar Aralen and 'Omar Isman Gebril, "all residing in the village of Wardigley, Mogadishu, on behalf of the Somali and Arab cart- drawn-by-donkey owners." The three complainants say they pay their yearly tax on time for the kind of goods carrying work "that we patiently await, day after day, and sometimes weeks and weeks, to earn our daily bread." On top of -that, they say, the yil-j lage officers are always levying fines on theni, chiefly on the grounds they can't produce their tax licenses. "We would like to point out that, owing to the large size of the licenses, one cannot carry it with him," the complainers plead, "especially if one has to earn his living looking after a car drawn by a donkey, because such a license will inevitably go astray or become dirty. , "Further, when one finds a .'oad, he has to take up on his shoulders to the cart the goods, and this is not an easy task, permitting him to take care of the license.'' Now, the complaint soes on, the city is imposing a daily tax in addition to the yearly license fees and the fines. The pleaders say that the police arrest and beat any group of four that gathers. At least two cart-drawn-by-donkey leaders have been arrested and their release was asked tor. highest taxation in the history of this nation and a continuation of central government powers concentrated in Washington," Shiver* said. Shivers predicted the state Democratic convention in AmariHo Sept. 9 would "make such arrangements as you people of Texas desire to b« made." He hinted that Eisenhower'* name might be put on the Texas Democratic ticket with Stevenson's name on the national party ticket. Murray Not After, -. . t ' i'" -•_-*'" - •' V* :••- - .1 f. '. 3jpieaker's Job Now John H. Murray has no comment, or at least not much, on reports that he is a candidate tor speaker of the Kansas H o u s e of Representatives. "I am not *. candidate and have made no com- mittments," Murray said thi» morning. Reports by the Associated Press from Topeka since the Republican Party Counctf have listed Murray's name as one of those being mentioned for the speaker's job. Murray said he first knew about it when he read the story in Th« Times. Murray is seeking his third-term, as representative from the Fifth District. He has no opposition. in the race. The past session of the state legislature saw Murray serving as chairman of the rules committee, vice chairman of the important judiciary committee, and a member of the committee on cities of the first class and on the public utilities .committee. l High School ROTC Cadets Get Uniforms Next Week Leavenworth High School ROTC cadets will get their uniforms according to a schedule outlined by Capt. I. D. Stauffer, PMS&T. Seniors are asked to get uniforms Tuesday, Sept. 2. Juniors will be given outfits Wednesday, Sept. 3, and sophomores are asked to appear Thursday, Sept. 4. The ROTC armory will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that the cadets may get their clothing on the proper days, Capt. Stauffer said. JfEAV PRESIDENT — Mrs. Rae Ashton, a Vernal, Utah, department store owner, was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary today. Mrs. Jerome F. Duggan, St. Louis, was elected regional vice president of tha Central Division.

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