Ten . THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Thursday Evening, September^l952. j THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW Bv Fagaly and Shorten PLAN NEW HOTEL—Dale Gribben, president of the Parsons Chamber of Commerce, looks over an artist's sketch of the newly planned community hotel, to be built in Parsons at a cost of $750,000. (AP Photo) Parsons and the Katy Grew up Together in Southern Kansas (EDITORS XOTE: other in a series of This is an- 'Know Your Kansas Cities" stories written by staffers of Associated Press newspaper.) By JEtt DAVIS The Parsons Sun PARSONS m —Shrewd, forceful Col. Robert S. Stevens had driven the Missouri - Kansas-Texas Railroad to within 25 miles of Indian Terrtory by mid-March of 1870. At this point he confidently proclaimed that here he would build a town that someday would be the metropolis of Southeast Kansas. Stevens, general manager of the young Katy Railroad, didn't quite the city. Here about 6,000 persons are engaged directly or indirectly with the business of loading shells. It is operated for the U. S. Army by the National Gypsum Co. KOP was brought into being during World Ward n at an original cost of 35 million dollars. After the war ended, it was maintained on a standby basis until it was reactivated in 1951. Reactivation of the plant spurred Parsons toward needed things. Voters approved bonds with which to build three new schools, one o! which is nearing completion. An extensive street improvement program included a new Main Stree underpass built with federal anc state funds. Parsons residents follow a variety of occupations. At the west edge of the city is the State Hospital for Epileptics. It has a capacity of 851 beds and requires 251 employes and $30,000 monthly payroll. For general hospitals Parsons has Mercy Hospital with 100 beds and Katy Employes Hospital with 10 beds. Swift & Co. has a dairy and poultry plant employing about 150 jersons. Beatrice Foods Co., em- iloying about 60 persons, buy : rade A milk from over Southeast Kansas and also sells an ice cream mix and cottage cheese. Ankortite Products Inc., employs about 60 persons in the manufacture of construction specialities. Girls gym clothes are shipped ;o every state in the union and to Alaska and Canada from the Tom Broderick Co., which has 68 workers. Hall Bros., Inc., uses 60 persons to process greeting cards. Commercial Publishers, Inc., turns out such things as directories lor :ar-away cities. The city has an airport and an auxiliary ah- strip, two golf courses, a municipal swimming pool, two municipal parks a 24,582-book library, a rado station, a daily and weekly newspaper, and three banks. After operating under the commission form of government, Parsons voted at the Aug. 5 primary to adopt the city manager plan. Parsons and Southeast Kansas count among their blessings a relatively mild climate. They have a mean annual temperature of Scores of new homes have been months anc establish the town single-handedly. But he almost did. He said the k u ;] t j n ^ e j ast place would be named Parsons j severa i hundred more are sched after his associate, Levi G. Par- ule( j to f o j] ow . sons. The colonel formed the Parsons Town Co., headed by himself and including other Katy men as officers. Stevens and his associates appraised the town lots and named streets after the railroad's financial angels. Within 10 days after lots went on sale in Parsons, settlers had laid down 530,000 for them. In aj short time Parsons had boomed to a town of nearly 2,000 inhabitants. Stevens gave the infant town another boost by persuading a wholesale grocery concern to build a branch house along the railroad. Ho also influenced a lumber and stage lines company into moving hero. Parsons became a junction of the Kaly's Sedalia and Neosho Divisions, with shops and offices set! up at the division pont. So the Katy and Parsons grew together. Today Parsons' population is more than 17,5000. Some 1,200 Par- sonians are on the Katy payroll.! The city is no longer is just ai railroad town. It's the center of; a diversified farming area with an accent on dairying and other livestock. The Parsons Stockyards is a multi-million dollar operation serving a three-state area. Exerting a tremendous influence on Parsons is the sprawling Kansas Ordnance Plant just east of degrees an average rainfall of 40.2 inches a year. The growing season is 200 to 255 days, the longest in Kansas. Boyle Continued from Page 4. NICKED PLENT/ OF FACES WITH THATMACHETE BUT THIS IS THH FIRST TIME I EVER SAW A Girt CUT HIS OWN THROAT! TOfJV'S.SEMOIMG OUT MORE SIGNALS THAN A NOTRE DAME QUARTER3ACKITHATS OLD S!TTIt>J(5 IN THE CHAIR; JUDGING- FROM THE FUNMV NOISES COMIMG FROM UNDER THAT TOV/ELI'DSAV LOUDMOUTH IS CURRENTU AMONG- THE RANKS OF THE I WAS ABLE TO COP A SNEAK AGAIhl, THE BOSS SHOULD MOW I'M A SHAVE OH COMPANY TIME HA HA HA! WHAT OUO DON'T KNOW WON'T HURT HIM! AIN'T THE ON L.V THINGS IS HOT WATER HERE! OME SWALLOW MAV NOT MAKE A SPRING, BUT OKE BOMER CAN MAkE AM UNEMPLOVMEMT CHECK} A.R. &ARROM. (25- \fJ."G" ST., SAN DIEGO , CALIF. res, a wise man can learn of what he needs to know about life in kindergarten. LINDA DfCAPRI CAPRI, Italy ffl—Actress Linda Darnell arrived here Tuesday with Italian producer Giuseppe Amato. and particularly when somebody is looking. 3. Don't lend your last marble, because if you do you won't have anything left to'play the game yourself. x 4. Never tell all you know. (I made the mistake of confiding to a pal I had a crush on a little girl in kindergarten—a talented creature, she couid toe-dance atjgallop five! The next day even the big bullies in the second grade were teasing me about it, and I had to call off the whole affair.) 5. Don't brag about your galloping. In our kindergarten galloping was a high art, and I was the best. (I still think so!) One day while we were wheeling around . .gallop . . . gallop . . . .1 called over to the the room . teacher, who was pounding the piano. "Look at me, Mrs. Steele, look at me now!" Just then my flying foot hooked the big flat hoof of a red-haired little filly ahead of me, and down she went on her fat little face— and up again she came in tears, with both fists swinging. I don't recall ever galloping in public most 1O LEVEL OCf SUBSCRIBE FOR THE TIMES WASHINGTON ffl — Secretary- of Defense Lovett says military production will begin leveling off a'fter next July and the armed forces may cut their requests for money in the coming fiscal year. In Britain a convertible automobile is called "a drophead. ' Enjoy a houseful of heat with so little fuel- Furnace volume heat for the price of a heater MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!* '& ^^JnammM AUTOMATIC OIL e* GAS HEATERS grows older he knows this isn't so and that robs him of most of the fun of feeling sorry for himself. In college a fellow picks up a lot of detailed knowledge, but it is. in kindergarten that he learns the basic principles that will guide ihim through life. Here are a few Hailed as one ot the city's top civic achievements was a successful campaign last fall to sell stock to finance construction of a community - owned hotel. Final plans now are being completed for the 5750,000 hostelry. 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