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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 127 UN Planes Again Hit Pyongyang Red Supply Area Target —Bomb Raid Followei Friday's Jet Battles SEOUL, Sunday, Aug. 31 (AP) — B-29 Superforts roared over ^the batterec North Korean capital o: Pyongyang last night and dropped tons of high explosives on a 100-acre supply area in the southwest section oi the city. LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 1952. -SIXTEEN PAGES. The raid came only hours after a series of jet tattles deep in northwest Korea in which American, British and Canadian pilots shot down at .least five Russian-built MIGs and damaged 11. One damaged Red warplane was listed as probably destroyed. The attack by li Superforts las night was a follow-up .to Friday's hammering raids when Allied fighter-bombers flew more than 1,400 sorties over the capital. The target area contained about 750 single-story buildings used by the Communists to store military supplies. No Communist warplanes chal- — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST —Partly cloudy to cloudy today with scattered showers or thundershowers, mostly in east and central portions today; partly cloudy and cooler tonight; low tonight near 50 northwest to 60's elsewhere; high today near 70 northwest to near 90 extreme southeast. TEMPERATURES—Saturday: Early maximum ..87 at 5 p. m. Minimum 67^ at 6 a. m. Friday: Maximum 87 at 5 p. m. Minimum 71 a t 5 a. m. A year ago: 93; 74. RIVER STAGE—10.8, a rise since yesterday of 1.7 feet and 11.2 feet below flood stage. PRECIPITATION-From 1 p. m Friday to 8 p. m. last night: none. SUNRISE—5:46, and sunset 6:51. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) joining in presenting Dr. Furbay talk, "Facing the Iron Curtain The public is invited. There )e no charge. Furbay holds a doctor of philoso- niques to drop their bomb loads. Ph.v degree from Yale University .,_„.., , and has studied at Ohio State Uni"An official spokesman for thejversity. New York University and ; I ^**£. T° r ? eS ln Tok} '° Said me Sorbonne. He has been he did not think civilians in Pyong- versity professor in Indiana yang had been warned the raid taught at the College of Emporia lenged the big bombers and only moderate anti-aircraft fire was reported. Because of the heavy layers of clouds over the city, the B-29s used electronic aiming tech- City Teachers Sponsor Talk By Traveler Dr. John Harvey Furbay, director of Ti-ans-World Airlines Air World Etiucation organization, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the auditorium of Leavenworth High School. His remarks will be part of the opening session of the Fall Institute of the Leavenworth City Teachers Assn. The Board of Education and Leavenworth County UNESCO are! —Price 5c [- Sports for Men, Women's Club ••'"! . . \Await 600 Neiv Army Families GOP Worries A bout /fee's Start, Democrats Worry About Fast Pace By JACK BELL NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (AP)-Are Gen D wight D. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois reenactmg the old tale of the tortoise and the hare? Will Stevenson's flying pace at the start of the presidential race slacken and will Eisenhower pass him at the wire in November? These questions are worrying both political camps. The next month of campaigning may begin to furnish the answer At the traditional Labor Day breakaway for intensive*traveling by the "candidates politicians think Stevenson has made much more progress than Eisenhower It is something of a handicap contest in which the Illinois governor had to start far back of Eisenhower because he isn't so well'known to the general public outside of his home state. But as the Democratic nominee he has behind him a party accustomed to winning national elections and Labor Chief s Accuse Ike Of Ignorance NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (ffl-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower offered to America's workers today a Labor Day pledge of fairness, friendship and no coercion. But even as )residential nominee was making overtures to labor, he became snarled in something of a dispute vith a trio of New Jersey CIO eaders. pretty well steeped in political know-how. Eisenhower's associates say that the August headlines aren't worth j anything in November. The gen-, the Republican oral himself has been quoted Ross McClure Well Known In City Life Ross J. McClure, 70, 1624 Shawnee, one of the most widely known men in Leavenworth, died at 4:25 Saturday afternoon at Gushing Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Aug. 21 when he suffered a stroke. He experienced a second stroke several days as telling some- visitors he wants to keep himself- physically fresh for the last gruelling weeks. At 61, he may need more hours ., . .. away from the grind man the , rAbout three years ago Mr ' and younger Stevenson. At 52 Steven- Mrs " McClur e went to Houston, _ .. .. , . . even- , They said the general had told son gives e si of bei w Tex., with the expectation of mak- ipm no nmrm* hoc? hunT*/! r\F "it«»y-i»i p . . . . ° inn- +Un*- «:«-•., +!-„:_ i. ___ r* ____ _r hem he never had heard of "union ecurity" and didn't know the dif- erence between the open, union and closed shop. "Not so," an Eisenhower aide ame back. Joel R. Jacobson and Hugh Cald- vell of the CIO Council Essex-West Hudson and Fred Ascough, By KATHEKIXE KAXE When the BOO army' families re- ! Leavenworth for: : the golf course and tennis courts. it 4-Ti AH Mills College, and has been guest lecturer at the University of Hawaii. He also has served as president of the College of West Africa in Monrovia, Liberia. if free time rec- 10-month tour during which reation as wcl1 as handball, swim- officers attend the Command ming - bowlir >g. softball and volley- and General Staff College are settled in quarters and housing units, they find multiple opportunities for activities for each member. , The school day for the men ends j at 3 p.m. daily with stated excep- was coming. We feel they have been warned sufficiently," Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols said. "They know how they are living in a danger area." Pyongyang radio returned to the air Sunday morning after two, days of silence. It made no men- bilities. Dr. Furbay flies more!point for recreation then become tion of the. Superfort raid but than 100,000 air miles each year. admitted Friday's day - long •attacks destroyed or damaged JBs s 5Iari e Gaiser will be chair- more than 500 buildings andi man for tile eveni "S session. Re- caused 200 casualties jgistration and reception for new — J -'-~ 1 -•-'-•"• ' | teachers in-- the. gymnasium wff The Red toroadcast as usual P re cede the 8 p.m. session. said most of the casualties were! T,, ,-. ,, T ... .„ children and oM "«—'- -~> -I The FaU Instltute w11 start work ball. The activities schedule re ally Jnited Auto Workers international epresentative, said in a statement n .Newark that when they had ailed on Eisenhower in New York jThursday they found he "didn't know the answer to a simple question which any "students of high school economics could answer.' The Eisenhower aide, Stewart Newlin, said he sat in on the general's meeting with the CIO trio t - - «• v.i**i o nji_v. I nif, >Vllli UJC V^-LW LiJU comes into its own'for the women ! an d other New Jersey labor lead- as they have opportunity for one of the most well-rounded schedules available at any army center. Head organization is the all-post Air World Education is devoted I tions to the schedule, plus a free ... to interpreting air world responsi-jSaturday for the students. Focal! « ornen s clllb wlth Mrs. William - •- - f i . . S. Bodner as president. Under the club's sponsorship, 13 individual r 'No Labor Day ers—and Eisenhower had stipulated that there could be only a jeneral discussion of labor-man- See LABOR CHIEFS, Page 14. John L. Lewis Warns , activities>are offered under theirr • M . TT«;t» chairmanship of volunteers and |Umons Musi Unite WASHINGTON, Mine Union Leader John L. Lewis around the city. :k 'For Monday n-i ^ The Reds, apparently stung by Friday's raid on Pyongyang, sent 100 MIGS roaring out of their Manchurian sanctuary to do battle with U. N. Sabre Jets yesterday The U. S. Fifth Air Force said 79 Sabre pilots fought 19 separate battles with the larger MIG forces over Northwest Korea. gave sharpshoot- i Teachers and school officials will lead discussion groups in the preschool year institute. Theme for the meetings is "Improvement of Teacher-Pupil Relations." Memberskip Drive >For Catholic Men appointees who specialize in their field. !' 'Tile Women's Club has monthly j toda y Put^out a labor'day? luncheon meetings with the open-i sa S° telling other labor organiza- Jing on Sept. 16 at the Officer's! 1 ' 0 " 5 the i' ail had better unite or eventually they will be destroyed. to go at top speed until November, despite a recent kidney operation. Neither campaign is very effectively organized as yet. A simple question can get you an argument in the Eisenhower camp. This reporter asked one-of the top men in that group "who's running this campaign?" The answer was ''Adams"—Governor Sherman Adams of New Hampshire. On the other hand, only a day or so before. Arthur Summerfield, the Republican national chairman, had assured me that he was the top manager of the campaign. That illustrates the confusion in the Republican camp. The indications are strong that Eisenhower himself has taken over the direction of his campaign—that he is beginning by now to believe that even his short indoctrination in practical politics since last April has put him in the position to See GOP, Page 14. Aug. so IT) - More Promotions i Club with a Welcome Tea to which Labor Day is accepted as a holi-! a11 u '° nl en on the post are invited. Common Laborers Local No. 657 picnic is to be at Wiley's Park. The membership drive of Leav- le Jen worth Council No. 900, Knights • Their August tally with one day"to!° £ Columbus, will get underway) go, stands at 32 MIGS a**t™** \ Se & 3 - Gran d Knight A. P. Car-l 1 - 01 " 10 "' day in Leavenworth and everyone • apparently intends to observe itl school year has been the Welcome as such. No parades, or special! Committee headed by Mrs. George events have been planned for thei McCaffrey - Her group is in char S e day other than some picnics. j of thc s P° nsor system "'hereby TT . , .. . ,. permanent post residents sponsor Upholsterers Union Local No. 2331 newcomers to the po st in an . ef{ort members and their families have to expedite their arrival and or- It was the latest move by Lewis with the start of the £ persuade trade unions to unite their annual picnic at Polish Park. ientation. in order to accomplish their joint "American labor faces an era ing that city their home. Soon af- Air Show Tragedy Kills Ace 51,000 Spectators Watch F-89 Scorpion Tear Itself Apart in'Air DETROIT, Aug. 30 (AP)— An Air Force F-89 Scorpion tore itself apart above 51,000 spectators and carried its pilot, a Korean jet ace, and his radar observer to their deaths at the International Aviation Exposition here today. Four spectators were hurt, none seriously, although at first one vas believed to have been killed. Tive cars were wrecked or damaged by falling debris. Several spectators had narrow, almost mi- •aculous escapes. Killed were Maj. Donald Adams, 1, of Mt. Clemens, Mich., the plot, and Capt. Ed Kelly, 34, of New York server in fighter. City, the radar the all-weather ob- Jet Lt. Col. Joseph S. Coulter has become the adjutant general of Headquarters, Fort Leavenworth, replacing Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Cassell, who will be a student in the j 1952-1953 Regular course at the: Command and General Staff Col-| jlege. - ter arriving there he suffered heart attack and when able t travel they returned to Leaven worth. An experienced restauran operator, he purchased the smai cafe at 745 Shawnee and had en joyed an excellent business. Soon after taking over the business h built a home at 715 Seneca. H« recently sold the property and pur chased the present home at the Shawnee address. Mr. McClure was born Feb. 2 1S82 at Winchester, a son of Ruben and Amanda Leigan McClure, both pioneer Jefferson County residents Grove 'He was one of four sons and two three probably destroyed and 4; damaged. Milton H. Stroll, president Building Construction Trades explained Labor D a y iconics at a poor time of the year The second meeting of the Women's Club will feature a fashion o f show in October. danger and of threats to its very! existence," said the message puti Colonel Coulter has been at the| c ' au Shters born to the couple. Ru- out by Lewis and the United Mine • - -- ~ Workers' other international officers. It continued: The UMW statement said that! post since May«1949 and was the'ben McClure as a very young man assistant Gl (personnel) prior to I soon after the outbreak of the assuming his new duties. j Civil War enlisted in a Union Cava- He has been on active duty in Iky regiment at Fort Leavenworth. [labor union members want a imi- — jfied labor movement but that "it! -•!is a the Army since December 1935. iv 1937 until October 1945 Building Designs Made To Survive A-Blast WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 Iffi—The government announced toda3' it now is possible to design buildings that can take the normally devastating punch of an atom bomb. The buildings take it like a boxer takes it — by rolling with the punch. Details of such buildings are discussed in a new manual put out by the Federal CivU Defense Administration: "Windowless Structures, a Study in Blast-Resistant Design." , will end Oct 31. Named to the membership committee are Don Clauser, Henry Marak, Ivan Williams and James Downey. Two teams, consisting of 20 members each, and headed by -lauser and Marak will compete in the drive. The losers will entertain the winners with a dinner. Campaign "thermometers" will e erected in the council club room to record progress of the t o — "-*• utrig :> iDtiij jon drive." A kick-off meeting of alll sas city, Mo members will be Sept. 3, Donald 1 Bonn, membership chairman, has I to plan a parade. Schools are not iin session and bands have been disbanded. The last long holiday of the summer draws many persons out of town. A rained-out parade last year, Stroh said caused the Central Trades Council to give up the idea of laving a Labor Day parade iiis year. There will be a baseball game at 8:15 p.m. at Wadsworth. The VFW Indians play host to Helzberg's Ban Johnson Club from Kan- aeainst H«>lH he (vas in the Pacific whel 'e he JRnletter Says ^1^=^"^ - ~-- ^ I •> won't agree to unity. May Use Bombs DETROIT, Aug. 30 lift—Thomas K. Finletter, secretary of the Air i William F. 'Keucher, pastor "of The TO BAPTIST STATE POST TOPEKA, Aug. 30 Iff)—The Rev. Force, suggested tonight that the Communists may be about to try medium-bombing tactics for the first time in Korea. He said this could change the whole character of the Korean air He was sent to Fort Scott and lost a leg in Ihe service. Ross McClure came with h i s parents from Winchester to Leavenworth 55 years ago. He was em Promotions for four other of-|ployed at various jobs and with ficers have been announced. Lt. the election of Mayor Omar Aber Adams, father of three, returned home only June 16 from Korea where he bagged 6% Communist MIG's and became the nation's 13th jet fighter ace. Both he and Kelly were members of the 61st 'ighter Squadron stationed at Griffis Air Force Base, Rome, N.Y. As Adams and Kelly" cam* creaming over the field at 200 feet vith another F—89 for a demonstration of high -speed climbing, a wing flew off their plane. It spun crazily upward. The plane's tail'flew-off and the remainder, carrying the doomed men, splattered into an ammunition storage shed and exploded. j Exploding small - arms bullets ! from the storage supply of the (Michigan National Guard endangered spectators who flocked to the scene. The second Scorpion, carrying Maj. John Recher, 31, of Miamisburg, 0., and Capt Thomas Myslicki, 29, of Minneapolis, landed safely and undamaged. Among the awa - struck spectators who saw the spectacular accident were Air Force Secretary Fmletter and Gen.'Hoyt Vanden- First Baptist Church at El Dorado since 1948, Saturday was elected _ associate executive secretary of j ciak, an instructor, "and" Frank "p. Col. Frederick O. Diercks, a student in the 1952-1953 Regular course at the college, promote: to colonel. Promoted from major to lieutenant colonel were Leonard J. Pas- the State Baptist Convention with headquarters here. Bane and John J. Short, Regular course students. announced. Xcwiy-elected officers will be installed Sept. 8. The initial first Finletter told the Air Force As- jsociation in a convention address, Stores, City Hall and Courthouse 'that the Russians recently made (offices will be closed all day La-|an important addition to their Ear bor Day.' East Air Force—"Quite a few' r "New buildings," the advantage o£ the fact that (degree class will be put on Mon- regular schedules. Collections agency da}% Sept ,, The following night the pressure of the atomic blast drops to zero in less than a second. It is during that fraction, of a second that the blast delivers a blow —that makes the ordinary, pre- atomic design loading (resistance to blast) insignificant." Coaches To Lower Boom On All Bass Drummers MUNCIE, Ind., Aug. 30 «n —There may be some doubt about the kind of a noise that annoys an oyster but there's agreement on one clamor that crucifies a coach. It's the booming of brass drums at Ball State and Wabash home basketball games— and it's going to stop. After a discussion of the unnerving racket by the Indiana Intercollegiate Coaches Association, Athletic Director Paul B. Williams of Ball Slate said he would see that there's no more drumming in Ball gymnasium. Garland Frazier, Wabash athletic director, said he thought his school also will put an end to its drum beating. The original idea was to hit the drums a lick each time the home team scored. But the drummers got out of hand and made like Gene Krupa. the first social event of the year, a covered dish supper, will be held. The regular Saturday night par- Mail will not be delivered Labor Day. Mail will be sent out on will be made in 1he downtown business district at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Winchester, Easton, Potter Star ties will start Sept. 6, Pete Heimlat 8 Route will make one trip, leaving and Joe Lauber, clubroom co- chaii-men, have announced. a.m. The Tonganoxie Star Soviet twin-engine jet light bombers somewhat the equivalent of the British Canberra and the U. S. B-45. Finletter added that to counterbalance this threat, the U. S. Far Eastern Air Force has increased i — - u U..JH. J.lll_ J «_I1»£C1»JU.A.HJ kJlO.1 ... It J •! • I 1 Route's one trip leaves at 9:15 a.m. ^ over - a11 stnkmg power by about The Times will go to press early. Veteran Marines Say Bunker Action as Bad as Iwo., Tarawa 50 per cent. This was done through the re cent in-flight refueling crossing o the Pacific by a wing of Strategic Air Command F-S4 jet fighter planes, and through additiona shipments of aircraft to the Far East. By SAM SUMMEKLIX I sky over the neutral zone. (EDITORS: This is the story of Bunker Hill is a symbol of the Throe Persons Injured |Bunker Hill, told by an Associated U """ J ~ r •—"'— "-• ---•••' j Press correspondent who was there when the fighting was at its worst.) lat likely \i until the Panmunjom talks succeed or fail. On the broad HERINGTON, Kas.. Aug. 30 ffl- .Three persons were injured, one __„._ _ ., n . „.„ canva . s of war -jof them seriously, in a collision on SEOUL, Sunday. Aug. 31 at -Bunker Hill cuts a small figure.!„ s 77 on the outskirts of Her . . War and peace merge in weird and tragic fashion in the battle of Bunker Hill. Generals and admirals toil in the armistice talks at Panmun- jom. only four miles 10 the west of Bunker Hill. U. S. Marines captured Etnd kept Bunker Hill in a battle that some leatherneck veterans called as hot as any action they saw on Iwo Jima and Tarawa. By day, the Marines fought in The fighting was confined to one; area and the Marines committed , , } , t d g ' only one company— roughly 250! Herington police reported those men— at a time in the fighting. j injured were: Thomas L. Martin, 45. an employe of Ihe city of Au- usta. Kas., from Marysville; Cor» The enemy's casualties were nearly 4.000—less than half the killed 'and wounded suffered by the North Korean forces Osborn. Frankfort, and Bevin the Ridge month-long "Heartbreak campaign. But for sheer ferocity, the battle of Bunker Hill ranks high with the Marines. erly Harris, 12. also of Frankfort. All three were taken to the Hcr- jington Hospital where Mrs. Osborn was reported in a serious I condition. i Police said the accident icurrcd when Martin lost --- o--- "• T*u T .1. , view of the silvery balloons that Th e Leathernecks endured sav- 'hover over Panmunjom to markj^ enemy artillery and mortar^ oar and smashed , .that tiny perimeter of peace. flle - los'ee heat and . By night, the camoufaged war- nors watched a searchlight cast its nervous beam into Hie dark tial rains. When Chinese surged into See MARINES, Page 14. (driver, Clinton Friedli. of Abilene, suffered minor injuries. nathy was appointed a patrolman See McCLURE, Page 14. BOTTLE FRIENDSHIP—Squeaky, an orphan squirrel, gets his meal from a tiny nursing bottle held by Bruce Eacrett of Sherman Oaks, Calif., who is taking care of the little fellow. Squeaky likes to dance on his hind legs as he downs his bottle six times a day. (Wirephoto) Hurricane Slanis South Carolina CHARLESTON, S. C., Aug. 3 (5)—Hurricane Able slammed infc the South Carolina coast tonight Power lines were ripped out in the areas of the blow and there vas no estimate of the initial damage. The Atlanta Weather Bureau said its Savannah observer reported the eye of the hurricane moving inland over Beaufort at 920pcs. Beaufort is about 70 miles southwest of Charleston. Power lines in the town were down and it could not be reached by telephone. Power lines also were going j down at Charleston where 60 mile an hour winds were reported. John A. Cummings, meterologist for the U. S. Weather Bureau, gave •his description of the situation as ic sat in the customs house over- ooking Charleston Harbor: "Most of the city now appears o be without lights. The winds ar aking down power lines and I can icar windows breaking. The onlj ight I- can see clearly through thi iheets of rain is the one in the Air Force Chief of Staff Both rushed to the crash scene" ~ gnoring the exploding bullets "as they attempted to aid in the futile -escue attempt. Vandenberg said ths accident probably was caused by the force •>i updrafts and downdrafts en- ountered in pulling up in a sharp limb with . afterburners adding cores of horsepower to the plane's et power plant. (Afterburners convert exhaust ases into additional energy and re used to add speed and climb ) He added: "This is one of the trongest airplanes ever built, but ' here are some things you just an't build against." . EfTO JET PASSEXGEB RACE SEATTLE, Aug. 30 (Si — The Boeing Airplane Co., moving to challenge out-in-front British jet- transport manufacturers, announced today it is building a jet transport and will have it ready t» demonstrate in the summer of 1954. teeple of St. Michael's Church 'he streets are deserted. Across he harbor I can see the ships rid ng at anchor. The water is getting ery choppy." 00 Deaths Are Counted 11 Early Part of Holiday By The Associated Press The accidental death toll mount- d slo%vly Saturday as millions ent on Labor Day weekend trips 1 celebrate summer's last holiday. At least 100 deaths were reported the period from 5 p. m. (CST) riday to S p. m. (CST) Saturday, raffic accidents accounted for 82. lere were four drownings and fatalities due to miscellaneous ishaps. John Ziegel Retires After 23 Years Service John G. Ziegel, 400 Central, retires today after almost 23 years of federal prison service. During this entire period he has been foreman in the institutional shoe factory where he supervised the manufacture of shoes and the employment and training of inmates in bis department. Warden Walter A. Hunter said, "He has been a loyal and dependable worker and an expert craftsman in shoe making before coming to Leavenworth from Wisconsin in 1929." Ziegel is 57 years old, and mar- •ied. His health has not been good for sometime, and he is retiring on medical advice. He was presented a gold-imprinted leather wallet with a cash en- ' closure as .a retirement gift from 'is fellow workers.

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