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THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 131 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,1952.—SIXTEEN PAGES. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE M 5 Stevenson Prepares Big Talks Denver Speech To Reply To Chief GOP Slogan 'It's Time for Change' SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (AP) -^Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson laid out Thursday a program of five major speeches, starting with a reply in Denver Friday to the Republican slogan, "it's time for a change.' The Democratic presidentia nominee announced through his campaign manager, Wilson Wyatt that in the five speeches he wil deal with the independent vote GOP ''catch phrases" and laj down a farm program, in Kasson Minn., Saturday. Wyatt said that at Seattle, Sept 8, the Illinois governor will give his views on conservation and public power. Stevenson will speak Sept. 9 in San Francisco on foreign policy. The topic for a fifth major speech in Los Angeles, Sept. 11, has not been finally fixed, Wyatt said. Continuing a policy of ignoring the activities of Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower, the Republican presidential nominee, Wyatt declined to comment on charges Eisenhower has levelled at the Democrats in the southern trip the GOP nominee just completed. Stevenson's manager was asked if the governor's camp was "worried" by the interest and large crowds Eisenhower had had in the couth. "It was interesting but it hasn't worried us," Wyatt said. "Why should it? He has had large crowds but that doesn't necessarily mean anything." Reporters suggested that Gov. Stevenson may have been talking over the heads of some 'of his listeners on his trip last week end through Michigan when the size and response of his crowds were disappointing to some party members. Asserting that the governor will continue to write the final drafts of all his speeches, Wyatt said he doesn't believe the ordinary voter will have any trouble in understanding what Stevenson is talking about. Wyatt announced nine-day western nine states which details of a trip covering starts Friday with Stevenson's appearance in Denver. He said the Kasson, Minn., farm speech Saturday had been drafted after consultation with "20 or 30'' farm, leaders, including Secretary of Agriculture Brannan. He declined to forecast what stand the governor will take on the farm issues. Earlier in the day, -Stevenson supporters tried to drive a wedge between Eisenhower and Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio in the GOP ranks. .They cited the defection of Col. Kidnapping Still Mystery After Women Meet in Chicago CHICAGO ffl — Mrs. Mary McClelland of San Pablo, Calif., and Mrs. Catherine Moroney met face- to - face Thursday but neither could say for sure whether the latter was the mother and the other her daughter who was kidnapec 22 years ago. Mrs. Me Clelland, an attractive 24-year-old brunette*, said: "I probably will never know" il she is Mary Agnes Moroney, who was abducted at the age of two in 1930. Evidence compiled by two newspapers, the Chicago Daily News Democrats Say Dewey Forces Running Show WASHINGTON tffl — Democratic leaders asserted Thursday that forces led by Gov. Thomas E Dewey of New York have snatched control of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign. This was the lead story in "The Democrat," a Democratic National Committee publication sent out to thousands of Democratic party leaders and workers. It claimed that Dewey had defeated forces led by Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio in a tug-of-war for control of the Eisenhower campaign. Stephen A. Mitchell, Democratic publication that Eisenhower "is well and favorably known to the public his personal popularity is still high." And, Mitchell said, Gov. Adlai Stevenson, (the Democratic presidential nominee), is a comparative new comer to the national scene, and is not as well known as ieneral Eisenhower." As proof of its contention that Dewey has taken over the Eisen- lower campaign, the publication noted that the general has switched his headquarters from Denver to New York. One of the reasons for this move,; Hie publication said, "was the failure of midwest Republicans, most of whom supported Taft, to con- and the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune had shown that Mrs. McClelland could be the long-missing Mary Agnes Moroney. The evidence was based on blood tests, similarities in tooth structures and other fac tors in Mrs. Me Clelland's back ground. Mrs. Me Clelland said: "I jus don't know. I think it has gone about as far as it can go. They have done about all they can do and I probably will never know for sure." Mrs. Moroney, a thin, worn woman of 40 who has borne seven other children, concurred. "It is impossible to say," Mrs Moroney told newsmen who gathered at the Moroney home on the west side to witnesss the meeting "She does look similar to the other children, but there is a little bit of difference—whether it woulc be called marked or not, I don' know." Mrs Moroney had said previously she would rely on her feelings in trying to determine whether the California woman was her long- lost daughter. What were her feelings? "I felt warm toward the girl as far as that goes," she told reporters. "We put our arms aboui each other. We had been corresponding and it wasn't like meeting a total stranger." Mrs. Moroney's husband, Michael, 51, was nervous at meeting the young woman who might be his eldest child. They were introduced by newsmen. Later Moroney, speaking with national chairman, wrote in the tan Irish brogue, said he could not tell whether Mrs. McClelland is lis child. "I won't say, I'll tell you the iruth," Moroney said. "I'll have to think it over." The Oakland Tribune said Wednesday that new scientific techniques have identified Mrs. McCland as the missing Moroney child. The Tribune and the Chicago Daily Nfews last February first raised he possibility that she might be the kidnap victim. Teacher, Water Holding up School OTTAWA ffl — The town of Lane, _ southeast of Ottawa, has some tribute to the Eisenhower cam-| problems * that-'are" delaying-five naign fund." "Now that Eisenhower is in New York," it continued, "persons familiar with GOP campaign fund problems believe that he is receiving funds from the same rich sources that financed Dewey in his wo unsuccessful attempts to win the presidency." j opening of its school. Fire at Plant Will Hurt lelicopter Production FORT WORTH, Tex. UP> — Hel- copter production for the Korean var theater will be "materially hurt" by the fire and explosion vhich injured 10 persons at Bell Aircraft Corporation's plant here Robert R. McCormick, editor and Wednesday, company officials said publisher of the Chicago Tribune, as an asset in their effort to capture the vital midwest in the presidential race. Roll up Near Record Jet Score SEOUL, Korea UK — The U. S. Fifth Air Force said U. S. Sabre jet pilots Thursday rolled up a near record score for one day against Communist MIG jets—12 destroyed and three crippled. America's 19th jet ace of the Korean war was crowned in the fiery battles. Maj. Frederick C. Blesse shot today. The warehouse blaze, which touched off a thunderous blast after water was sprayed on burning magnesium, damaged or destroyed an undetermined number of complicated, hand-tooled gears and casings in storage there, a spokesman explained. down' his fifth Mig to qualify as an ace. He is the husband of Mrs. Dorothy Blesse, Phoenix, Ariz. The best single day performance by the fast Sabres was last July 4, when they destroyed 13 Russian- built jets, damaged seven and probably destroyed one. A big force of- Sabres swept across North Korea and destroyed the Migs in a series of blazing dogfights. They flew cover for swarms of fighter bombers which struck Communist frontline positions. Allied losses, if any. will be reported in a weekly summary. The intensified air action followed Wednesday night's strike by U. S. Okinawa-based Superfortress-: es against the Changjin hydroelec-i trie plant in North Korea—newly- repaired from previous bombings. The air force said an unidenti- Proposed Air Extension Gets Support, Opposition WASHINGTON (ffl — A proposed extension of Continental Airline's system to the Fort Worth-Dallas I area of Texas drew both support and opposition Thursday at a Civil Aeronautics Board Hearing. The extension would enable Continental to establish flights between Fort Worth-Dallas and cities now on its system such as Wichita Falls, Tex., Denver, Colo., Wichita, Kas., and Albuquerque, N. M.JHard Coal Contract Talks Recess to Meet Next Week It needs another teacher and a water supply. The teacher is needed to teach mathematics and shop and to coach athletics. One had been hired, but he died a few weeks ago. The city's water system is not yet completed. The school building has been fitted up win, new showers and toilets to connect to the new water system. And the school lunch room recently was moved from a church building into the school, but no lunches can be served until the water supply is available. Superinendent C. V. Ackerman plans to appeal to the office of the •state superintendent to see if someone can be supplied for the teaching job. Five Out of Nine Kansans Have Driver Licenses TOPEKA W—Five out of every nine Kansans are licensed motor vehicle drivers, C. M. Voelker, state motor vehicle director, said Thursday. He said 1,079,418 persons currently hold state drivers or chauffeurs permits. Voelker said a majority of the licensed drivers, however, never have passed an examination testing their driving proficiency. This is possible under the state drivers license law which did not require examination of persons holding licenses at the time the law was enacted in 1949. NOT IN THE SCRIPT—Republican vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon looks apprehensive as his wife attempts to free him from the claw of a lobster in Rockland, Me., yesterday. The senator is on a campaign tour of Maine. (Wirephoto) Captain Welsh Here To Head Navy Section Capt. David J. \Velsh has arrived at Fort Leavehworth to heacj the Navy Section of the Command and General Staff College, which was formerly directed by Capt. Gerald R. Dyson who has reported for duty at Whidbey Island, Wash. - Capt.- Welsh -enlisted irr'the navy n 1923 and entered the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1925. He vas commissioned' an ensign on graduation in 1929. During World War n he served n the Aleutians as commander of headquarters squadron of Fleet Air Wing and later as executive ifficer of the USS Cabot of t h e 3 acific Fast Carrier Force. For three years after the war le was with the Office of Chief if Naval Operations, Washington, D. C. and then served in the Marianas-Guam command as operations officer until July 1949. He attended the Naval War Col- ege and then became commander the Naval Air Station at Spo- cane. Prior to assignment to Fort -eavenworth he was commander of the USS Curtis, based in the 'acific. He wears ribbons for the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Girls Solve Problem By Rooming Together MANHATTAN ffl—Two- girls with the same first, -middle and last names have solved the problem of keeping their mail straight at Kansas State . College this year. They'll be roommates. The two, both freshmen, are Mary Lou Deal of LaGrange, HI., and Mary Lou Deal of To-, peka. After corresponding this summer, they met on the campus this week and decided to room together. Two From Korea Return Tomorrow Two Korean veterans o£ Leavenworth are among the 53 Kansans returning aboard the transport Marine Phoenix scheduled to arrive Friday at Seattle, according to an Asssociated Press report. Cpl. Vinton S. Stewart, whose wife, the former Mary Jane Birmingham, lives at 1119 Randolph, will return to Leavenworth for release from active duty. Stewart plans to attend law school. He will see his small son, Vinton IE, who was a year old on Aug. 15, for the first time since he was three 'urple Heart, Presidential Unit'weeks old. Mrs. Stewart and son Citation and Commendation. Rooiiey, Am Support Tax for Mental Hospitals TOPEKA OB — Bipartisan support was assured Thursday for a proposed amendment to the Kansas constitution to authorize a statewide tax levy for a building program at state mental hospitals. Charles R o o n e y, Democratic nominee for governor, endorsed the proposal which wil] be submitted to the voters in the November general election. WASHINGTON W — Union-management negotiations on an anthracite contract recessed Thursday until next -week without agreement on John L. Lewis' reported demands for a boost in the hard coal industry's welfare fund. Thomas E. Kennedy, vice president of the United Mine Workers Union, told reporters after a three- hour meeting between union and industry negotiators that the talks would resume some time next Philadelphia Roars i Welcome for Ike PHILADELPHIA ffl—This birthplace of American independence thundered a great welcome Thursday to Dwight D. Eisenhower on his arrival here formally to open his presidential campaign Thursday night. Upwards of 250,000 people crowded the streets along the 29 blocks from 30th S.treet Station of the Pennsylvania Railroad to Independence Hall where he was to speak briefly. Confetti, tickertape and "I like Ike" signs greeted the Republican nominee as he rode down Chestnut Street to the historic building where the Declaration of Independence was signed. All along the way office workers craned from buildings, some of them shouting "Hi, Ike," while the crowds on the sidwalks applauded and cheered. The GOP candidate, his face The amendment has had the ac-!week. live support of Gov. Edward I*. \ damaged Sabre over neutral territory, presumably the Panmun- jom truce conference site. The fiery battles came during a -break in the bad weather which Wednesday kept virually all U. N. planes but the big Superforts on the ground. TRAFFIC FATALITIES TOPEKA Iff) — Kansas traffic fatalities listed by the state accident records section: In the last 24 hours—2 (X) To date in 1952—357 Same period 1951—383 (X) Deaths from recent accidents not previously recorded. the Republican ticket. on, ADMITTED TO BAR Thomas Winfield Boone, Over 1,000 Airmen Arrive At Smoky Hill Air Base SALINA (B —More than 1,000 airmen arrived at the Smoky Hill Air Force Base here Wednesday Leav- afternoon as the 310th Bombard- in Leavenworth. ment Wing moved to this reactivat-l ed field from the Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka. emvorth, was one of 15 new lawyers admitted to practice in Kansas today after successfully completing a two-day state bar examination at Topeka, the Associated Press reported. Boone is associated with his uncle, Colonel Boone The 310th is the first of two German police closed two more wings scheduled to come to Smoky Hill. When the full complement arrives, more than 8,000 officers and men will be stationed here. CLOSE BORDER CROSSINGS BERLIN Iff) — Communist East border crossings into the American sector of Berlin Thursday, leaving only four open after three had be«n ckwed Wednesday. have been living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Ambrose Birmingham, while the- corporal with the Second Division. served Also returning is M.Sgt. Fred N. Ross, whose home is listed as 423 South Ninth. Sergeant Ross is the son of Fred Ross and the grandson of Mrs. Amanda Ross. He has a sister, Mrs. Robert Rogers, 1134 Iron- moulders; and another sister, Mrs. Amanda Hunt, who moved to California in February. He will be stationed in Missouri after his furlough. Sen. McCarthy Opens Drive For Reelection MILWAUKEE (Si— Sen. Joseph McCarthy launched his drive for reelection Wednesday night with a fierce attack on Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee. At "the same time McCarthy, one of the prime targets of Democrats in the national election campaign, told listeners "I need your votes next Tuesday. I need them badly." The time for carrying his speech over 31 Wisconsin radio stations elapsed before McCarthy struck at Stevenson for what he called the Illinois governor's "all out'' support of Alger Hiss, convicted of perjury for denying he had passed State Department secrets to Whittaker Chambers. "Mr. Stevenson, you went out of your way to berate me," McCarthy told his overflow audience. "You swore to your Almighty God that Alger Hiss has a reputa- tin for truthfulness—You say McCarthy is a liar. ''You swore under oath that Hiss has an outstanding reputation for integrity—You say McCarthy has no integrity. "You swore under oath that Alger Hiss is a great American— You say McCarthy is un-American. "Well, after your record is given the American people, if they want you, they can have you. I don't think they do." (Stevenson gave a deposition in the Alger Hiss trial in which he said that from what he heard from others Hiss' reputation for* loyalty, integrity and honesty in 1948 was "good." (In a television program last March 30 Stevenson said regarding the deposition: ("That was the question that .vas asked me: From what you See MCCARTHY, Page Eight. Rioting and Bloodshed Sweep Over India's Hyderabad State BOMBAY, India (ffl Rioting and bloodshed swept Hyderabad city and spread Thursday to Se- cunderabad in Hyderabad state, India's hotbed of Communist activity. The toll stood at three dead and many wounded in the second day of violence said to stem from from his two-day tour of six southern cities, responded tirelessly with iis famous smile and hands-overhead wave. .An official welcoming party of 500 Pennsylvania Republican leaders greeted him as the train came to a stop after a journey of a little more than two hours from New York. flushed by windburn and sunburn Communist agitation against giving state jobs to non-Hyderabadis. Polices opened fire on unruly mobs a half dozen times in the jpast 24 hours. The mobs burned a police radio truck and a bus. Gangs roamed the streets forcing merchants to close their shops. Public transportation facilities were halted. A dusk - to - dawn curfew was clamped on more than a million residents of Hyderabad — half of the Moslems. The mobs were made up of students and former members of the volunteer Moslem army that had demanded independence for Hyderabad before Indian troops entered the state in 1948 WHEAT AVERAGE ?2.05 TOPEKA Iff) — Kansas farmers .vere getting an average of 52.05 :>er bushel for their wheat at mid- August, the federal and state departments of agriculture said iVednesday. That price establishes a value of 5632,785,000 for the record breaking 308,676,000 bushel 1952 wheat crop. fire on a mob of 10,000 in front of Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad city. The police had charged the mob with canes and hurled tear gas in an effort to break it up. The mob demanded the bodies of two rioters killed Wednesday. Hospital authorities refused 'to give the bodies to the mob, but turned them over to the bereaved relatives. The mob refused to listen to appeals from the leaders, including some Reds, that it disperse and go peacefully to the cemetery where the victims were to be buried. Later in the day police fired again on mobs in front of a police station. There was no immediate report on casualties from the incident. Hyderabad, in South Central India, was ruled by the fabulously wealthy Nizam of Hyderabad. before it acceded to India. It has been the scene of considerable vi- olences. One recent estimate said and forced it to join the Indian j communist terrorists had killed 3,- One rioter was killed and 15 wounded Thursday when .police 500 persons and committed 8,000 robberies in the state in the last four years. — The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST—Generall fair tonight and Friday with rising temperatures; low Thursday night in the .60s; high Friday 90-95 east, to near 100 west ; TEMPERATURES—Today: Early maximum ... 85 at 1 p. m. Minimum 97 at S a. m. Yesterday: Maximum ...; 79 at 4 p. m. Minimum 47 at 6 a. m. A year ago: 63; 60. RIVER STAGE—9.3 feet, a drop of .6 of a foot since yesterday and 127 feet below flood stage. PRECIPITATION—None. SUNRISE—5:49 and sunset 6:44. (Temperature readings from . the KP&L Service.) Report States Union Under Red Control vestigators described a labor union Thursday as ''under the control of agents of the Kremlin" and urged the Justice- Department to consider perjury action against its officers who signed non-Communist .affidavits. A tightening of the law to prevent Communists from holding union jobs or offices also was recommended by the Senate's inter- Ike Shows New Role Of Fighter Successful Southern Trip Wipes Out Jitters In Republican Camp NEW YORK (AP)—Dwight D. Eisenhower formally opens his presidential drive in Philadelphia Thursday night with a brand new fighting personality won in two days of campaigning below the Mason-Dixon line. • The southern invasion wiped out the jitters in the Eisenhower camp. It put smiles back on the faces of Eisenhower lieutenants. And it set the stage for the next WASHINGTON tB — Senate in- phase of the big push with the of Eisenhower'^ told, reporters: GOP nominee now in the role of a two-fisted fighter. Gov. Sherman Adams, o£ New- Hampshire, one top advisers, "From this moment on, the campaign will be as hard-hitting and vigorous as any campaign ever waged in your memory or mine." Eisenhower himself apparently was well pleased with the results - . . . . t »Tl*J »T V^U, £*.t%.M»a*.U (T.IU4. Cllt^ .Ll^ OUJ.U9 nal security subcommittee in a re- of the southem tour..^ fir sfcon- port on its investigation of the Distributive, Processing, and Office Workers of America (DPOWA), an independent union. The subcommittee made public sworn testimony in which the president of the union, Arthur Osman of Brooklyn, N. Y., and a number of other top officials were identified as Communists. Osman refused to answer when asked if he ever had been a Communist, invoking his constitutional privilege against possible self-incrimination. Other officers of the union also balked at saying whether they are or ever were members of the Communist party. The DPOWA, with some 65,000 members, was formed in Ocober, 1950. When Osman was asked if meetings leading to its organization took place in Communist party headquarters he declined to answer.. The hearings showed that Osman and others identified in the testimony as Communists had signed the non-Communist affidavits required by the Taft-Hartiey law to make the union eligible for certification as a bargaining agent by the National Labor Relations Board. Defense Deliveries To Peak in July WASHINGTON <J» — The government reported Thursday that deliveries of planes, tanks, guns, and ammunition for defense reached a new peak in July. Without giving a figure, for July, Acting Defense Mobilizer John R. Steelman said total deliveries of military hard goods during the month represented a slight increase over the two billion dollars worth produced in June. He said this comparison covered 140 major and "problem" items, the heart of the military program. Steelman made public portions of his latest secret monthly report to President Truman. In it, Steelman suggested the rate of climb in production might lave been greater except for the 56-day steel strike. Steelman added that the effects of the steel strike will be felt for months to come. The two billion dollar produc- :ion figure for June was understood to be around 70 to 75 per cent of the rate the government aims for by 1953. Calls for Program To Aid Disabled WASHINGTON ffl. — President Truman called Thursday for the nation to broaden its programs in behalf of the physically disabled 'until they are big enough to give :he proper help to every one who needs it." "We need lots of public participation and lots of private partici- >ation in this work," he added in a prepared speech to the President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped. Truman announced that the committee's first annual physician's award would go to Dr. Henry H. Kessler of Newark, N. J., as the doctor who made the greatest contribution during the year to he welfare and employment of he physically handicapped. A member of the President's committee, Dr. Kessler is a former president of the International Society for the Welfare of Cripples and of the National Rehabilitation Association. He has written numerous books and articles on the theme that physically handicapped jersons can lead useful, normal ive» it given tht proper twining. certed Dixieland stumping ever done by a GOP presidential nominee. Eisenhower will outline his views on foreign policy Thursday night before Pennsylvania Republicans — and a nation-wide NBC television and radio audience (7:30 p. m. c. s. t). He is expected to turn heavy criticism on the Truman administration's conduct of foreign affairs. From Philadelphia, Eisenhower will push on to Chicago Friday, and then on Saturday to Kasson, Minn., where his path xvill crossa that of Democratic Presidential Nominee Adlai Stevenson. From Kasson, Eisenhower will go to Cleveland on Monday and to Indianapolis the next day. As Eisenhower wound up hi* southern trip at Little Rock, Ark., late Wednesday, he tackled th* racial issue briefly. Repeating what he had said in Tampa^.Fla., earlier in the day, he pointedly reminded the audience that the Declaration of la- dependence says "AH men are created equal." Eisenhower also said the founding fathers made no mention of color of skin. Eisenhower told his Little Rock audience: "We must approach . . . group problems in the spirit of cooperation and readiness to accept th« See IKE, Page Eight Promotions for 31 Announced at Fort Promotions for enlisted personnel at Fort Leavenworth this week numbered 31. Two men in headquarters company, C&GSC, were upped in rank. John C. Green to sergeant first class and Daniel J. Pupillo to private first class. Ten members of the WAC detachment were advanced in grade. They are: Arlene Gerdes to sergeant; Delma L. Roberson to corporal; Rose H. Cardin, Marilyn J. Bigger, Mary A. Aymond, Patricia M. LaValley, Nancy C. Srhwoy- er, Mary B. Mazzio, Nellie A. Jacobs and Norma E. Howard to privates first class. Detachment 1 had eight men promoted: Jule H. Martin to sergeant; Omer E. Reed to corporal; Norman T. Sackett, ' William J. McCaffery, George' Horton, Earnest White, Charles Montgomery and Frederick D. Williams to privates first class. New corporals in the 371st Army Band are Raymond S. Babula and Angelo F. DeMeo; and new pri- . vates first class are James F. Holder and Raymond K. Seward. Othe'r enlisted men receiving promotions to private first class were: Warren E. Case, Henry D. Fox and John S. Mordus. all from military police detachment; William W. Klipstein and Peter L, Frank Jr., First Guard Company, USDB; and Lewis C. Moore and Walter Mundy from the medical detachment. Bankrupt Grain Company Head Posts §10,000 Bond TOPEKA at — A bond of ?10,000 was posted here Wednesday by by Wayne Marteney, head of the Bankrupt Garden Grain and Seed Co. of Garden City who was indicted last month by a federal grand jury on charges of fraud. He appeared in the office of th» U. S. Marshal after the official 4:30 p. m. closing time to make his bond. Marteney was one of four men named in indictments at Wichita, Aug. 21, in connection with dealings of the defunct grain company. Another, S. F. Gish, Garden City bank president, posted $5,000 bond earlier Wednesday at Wichita.

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