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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 134 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,1952. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5c Stevenson Sees Gain In Battle Elementary Schools Show Big Increase in Young Students Candidate Tells Editors In Oregon His Campaign Steady Progress An increase of approximate^ |200 pupils in Leavenworth's elementary schools is concentrate: mostly in kindergarten and firs grade classes, Superintentent of PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)— Gov. Adlai Stevenson said Monday the battle for the presidency is going to be a hard one, but he claimed, "we are gaining steadily." The Democratic candidate spoke before a group of Oregon newspaper editors, publishers and radio men at a vear old £irl here luncheon in Portland. He arrived here by plane Sunday night, extending his hard- driving campaign to the Pa cific Coast. "It is going to be a tough campaign." Stevenson said, "and I am not kidding myself about the difficulties. "We have a lot of ground to make up. We have made up some. I figure that we still have a little distance to go. But I figure, too, that we are gaining steadily." It was the first time Stevenson has publicly discussed the progress of the campaign. In saying, it is going to be "tough," he also paid a tribute to the Republican candidate, Dwight Eisenhower, saying: "My opponent is a great general who has served the army and the natioj; well." But Stevenson again taunted the Republicans on the grounds that they are split into two parties, Jury Chosen Today to Hear Trial of Noble Testimony began this afternoon at the trial of Harlan Lynn Noble, 40-year-old ex-convict from Iowa charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and forcible rape of a 10- Late this morning Judge Joseph J. Dawes called a recess while additional persons were summoned to serve as prospective jurors. Of the 31 persons called for duty seven were excused after it was determined they had already formed opinions as to the innocence o r guilt of the accused. It is necessary to have 24 persons on the jury to allow the prosecution and defense each to have six pre-emplory challenges in cases of this kind. Postmaster Francis J. McAuliffe. William Lambert, 601 Delaware; Art Zschoche, 215 South Fourth; Lucille Baum, 306 Maple Avenue, and Carl Manvitz, 106 South Esplanade; Bob Collard, Sixth and Cherokee, and Ed Hardemon, 402 Delaware, declared they had formed opinions. They were challenged for cause. During examination of the prospective jurors, Ethan Potter, Noble's court appointed defense at- sharply divided over policy, andj, orneVi quer ied the women more have no policies of their own. Much of Stevenson's address to the editors was devoted to newspaper coverage of the campaign to date. He had both good and critical remarks, asserting: "I have been well impressed by the fair treatment accorded me by most newspapers, including most of those aligned editorially with than the men. Potter was particular to learn of each woman whether she had children, their ages and sex. Observers said his action indicated he planned to eliminate women with children from the jury. County Attorney Colonel H. Boone began the examination. He found that most of me persons the opposition. I am convinced that i cal]ed for duty had read of the nearly all publishers are doin^ their honest best, according to their lights—even if I must confess that sometimes their lights seem to me a little dim." case. However, only the seven excused professed having expressed or formed an opinion. Noble, who has been in custody since his arrest on May 24, the He said the nation relies on ai°'" 7V la Y t W, h - , ... . . .,, date of the last such uunc m free and responsible press to battle^ appeared much thinner the "three greatest enemies of. "•"••*'*' democracy — ignorance, apathy, and excessive partisanship." iy. His long confinement i n the county jail also caused a pallor which contrasted sharply with Stevenson said he was aware that "the overwhelming majority" of newspapers are supporting Eis- jthe sunburned faces of others in the courtroom. Just before noon the jury was enhower. And he teased the ed- sworn in. Those selected are itors by recalling that neither the late President Roosevelt nor President Truman had widespread editorial support in their campaigns: "I certainly don't take it personally," he said. "In fact I would have been somewhat startled and unhappy if I had received much press support after the reception given my Democratic predecessors. Some people might even have considered such support an ill omen." (George Groh, RR 2, Linwood; K. Starr, 725 Shawnee; A.G. English, RR 2; Rose Raymond, RR 4; Leonard Clark, 101 Fifth Avenue; Roy Jons, RR 2. Bonner Springs; Robert Hinz, 115 South Fifth; Walter Schubert, RR 2, Linwood; George Collins, 1201 South Second; Jack Bowman, 729 Oak, and Charles W. Simpson, 533 South Tenth. Immediately after the jury was sworn in Potter made a motion for dismissal of the first count of Right Planting To Prevent Mosaic Schools Hugh Bryan said this afternoon. Two-thirds of the increase over opening day last year is in the kindergarten-first grade bracket. Total enrollment in all elementary schools in the city is 1,894 Bryan said. Last year the elementary schools had 1,716 enroDed two weeks after opening. Today was the first day of school and many transfers were being made, Bryan said. "This causes some terrific problems," Bryan said in noting the sharp increase in the young set. ''We've been predicting it several years but I think people didn't be- iieve it." Bryan said a third first grade teacher already has been added at Howard Wilson school. The enrollment by schools: Anthony 220, Cleveland Park 8, Howard Wilson 393, Jefferson 125, Lincoln 181, North Broadway 382, Sumner 148, Third' Avenue 409, and Wilson 28. Leavenworth Junior High School reported an enrollment of 501, approximately the.same as last year, Bryan said. Leavenworth High School has 650 but was expecting more. Bryan explained a comparison by schools cannot be made with enrollment last year due to change in boundaries for each school. Hot Primary Ends Tuesday For McCarthy —The Weather — KANSAS FORECAST^-Generally fair tonight and Tuesday with little change in temperature; low tonight 60-65; high Tuesday 95-100. TEMPERATURES—Today: Early maximum .. 88 at 1 p. m. Minimum 64 at 6 a. m. Yesterday: Maximum 85 at 1 p. m. Minimum 61 at 3 a. m. A year ago: 76; 54. RIVER STAGE—8.1 feet, a fall since yesterday of .1 of a foot and 13.9 feet below flood stage. PRECIPITATION— From midnight Saturday to 1 p. m. today: none. SUNRISE—5:53, and sunset 6:38. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service.) MILWAUKEE (»—Nearly a million voters are expected to participate Tuesday in Wisconsin's primary election, drawn by the hot and bitter contest between Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Leonard Schmitt for the Republican senatorial nomination. McCarthy, whose Communist in-government charges have made 1 fiim a controversial figure, began! lis campaign late because he was recuperating from major surgery in July. Schmitt, an attorney of Merrill, has been staging marathon SOLEM MOMENT, MOMENTOUS GOODBYE —Hundreds of scenes like this one were enacted all over Leavenworth this morning, the first day of school. For the youngsters entering for the first time, it was a pretty big step, and not altogether a happy one. Mrs. Delores Stephan, 420 South Broadway, kisses five-year-old Marsha goodbye. Mrs. Stephen's younger daughter, Nancy, 3, apparently can hardly bear the parting. Plane Output Up Five Times, Finletter Says WASHINGTON CD—Secretary of Air Finletter said Monday Ameri|can war plane production now is more than five times greater than wis., nas oeen siagmg mammon wh ? n «je Korean conflict'started', radio appearances in several parts f" d W1 » b ° * even times b 'SS er *»' of state, staying before microphones as long as 26 hours at a stretch to answer questions. This contest has attracted nationwide attention because most of country's leading newspapers and columnists, in addition to top political figures, have taken sides or or against McCarthy. the end of the year. Finletter told a news conference he could not disclose the exact j production figures, even for June, 1950, when the Korean War began. However, industrial sources have estimated that about 250 military planes a month—o£ all types and for all the services—were be- Mayor Sexton Will Preside ! At Convention : Mayor Ted Sexton will preside las president at the 44th annual .League pennant. In the event N ty conv ention of The League of First World Series Game Scheduled Oct. 1 NEW YORK W— The 1952 World Series will open on Wednesday, .Oct. 1, in the home park of the National League champion, unless a playoff is needed to decide the National McCarthy told a rally here last in S produced in mid-1950. The air week "I need your votes badly." ie has said he wants as big a margin of victory as possible because it would be a vote of con- 'idence in his claims there are subversive influences in the ad- force share of this presumably was about 120. Finletter insisted he-was not replying to a recent critique by the Senate preparedness subcommittee but to a "spate of comment in ministration. the papers." .Nevertheless, he discussed almost point-by-point sub- McCarthy said Sehmitt and oth-!jects covered in the subcommit- ers were conducting a McCarthy campaign." "smearitee's report. The subcommittee had reported n the gubernatorial primary two 'ears ago, has attacked McCarthy repeatedly for what he said were McCarthy's "m i s r e p r e s e n- jthe indictment charging forcible ; r a p e. Potter based his m o- tion for dismissal on the state's second count charging felonious i assault with intent to ravish. The itations"" and "guilty by associ- court deferred passage of judg- tion" technique in his "Communists in government campaign." Schmitt said McCarthy "failed to (uncover a single -Communist, let alone 205 he originally claimed were in the state department." Schmitt, unsuccessful candidate;an actual net loss in the total in- ment on the motion. MANHATTAN IB — A Kansas State College extension entomologist says observing recommended planting dates for seeding wheat in Western Kansas may prevent some loss from western wheat mosaic. Studies of recent outbreaks of the disease indicate a close correlation between the severity of damage and the planting date, said Entomologist Claude King. "In areas of damage, one could tell the date of planting by the severity of the disease," King said.i "Wheat planted in August, early' September' and in late Octoberl Arn and Rooney were invited by suffered most from the disease, 'the Salina chapter of the Ameri"The wheat planted between j can Association of University Sept. 15 and Oct. 1 was the best! Women to debate the issues of the Arn Says Schedule Precludes Debate TOPEKA (fl—Gov. Arn Monday virtually turned thumbs down on a proposed campaign debate with Charles Rooney, his Democratic opponent for the governorship. The governor did not flatly rule out the debate possibility but said he doubts whether he can arrange such an appearance. wheat." King said experiment conducted in Colorado in the last several years indicate also that foot rot infection is less severe in wheat planted during the recommended period. Funeral Service Tuesday For Mrs. W. W. Harvey TOPEKA (Si— Funeral services! campaign at Salina Oct. 15 or on a mutually satisfactory date. Rooney declared he was "read3', willing and able" to accept such an invitation and said he was arranging his itinerary to keep the Oct. 15 date open. Arn returned to his office Monday after attending a meeting of the Interstate Compact Commission at Banff, Canada. En route to I T ° eka h h * d said he had no will be held here at 2 p. m. Tues- u ° b J.<;f on to ^cussing, the issues with anyone at any time." ing m a Topeka hospital where | had for some tjme she had been under treatment; ta|ive] y schedu]ed for appearances since suffering a heart attack ati in g a ]j na her home Aug. 13. She was 78. | .. whi]e my ilinerary js not com . Her death followed by too daysj plete for ihe Iull campaign periodj the 581h anniversary of her mar-jj; doubt very much if it wffl be riage to the chief justice who is!po ss i b i e to schedule a third ap- currently seeking re-election to hisj pearance f or Saline County," Arn sixth term on the Supreme Court. [wrote. ventory of air force planes from the Korean War's start to March 31 of this year. It also was critical of what it termed "an excess of gadgets and top-level indecision" on plane production. of such a playoff, tiie opening will be delayed until Thurs- da.v, Oct. 2. If the American League pennant race ends in a .tie, requiring a playoff,"the opening date will remain unchanged. American League rules provide for a one-game playoff while the National League decides pennant ties ir a two-of- three series. The first two games of the series will be played in the National League city, the third, fourth and fifth in the American League park and the sixth and seventh, if necessary, in the National League. (Kansas Municipalities on Monday, ! Sept. 22 at the Broadview Hotel !in Wichita. | The two-day convention will feature discussion on the 1953 city legislative program, city zoning, sewage service charger, city insurance and public liability, and city fiscal management. Mayor Sexton will give the annual address at the opening general assembly Monday morning. He will preside at several of the sessions and at the annual dinner Tuesday evening, Sept. 23. Mayor Sexton and Finance Com- jmissioner Roy Kunkle will attend I the convention as delegates from the Leavenworth city government. :Mrs. Sexton and Mrs. Kunkle will i accompany their husbands to Wichita. Delegates will'split up to attend group luncheons at noon, Sept. 22, to include: mayors, councilmen land commissioners; city clerks, i auditors and treasurers; city-own- Ike Invades Ohio to Conf er With Leaders CLEVELAND W — Dwight D Eisenhower flew into Ohio Monda in his first invasion of Sen. Taft' home state. Just about every prominent Ohi Republican—with the exception o Taft, himself — greeted him a Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Even the GOP vice presidentia candidate, Sen. Nixon of California was there. But Nixon said hi p r e s e n c e was "purely coinc dence." His Nebraska-bound plan had stopped 20 minutes for fuel o a trip from Boston. Eisenhower told a cheerin crowd of several thousand support ers in front of the Carter Hote that he wanted each to work i his campaign. And he asked them to get 10 others to do the same— and ask each of the other 10 to ge an additional 10. It was one of the»;nost direc appeals yet that Eis&hower ha made for actual I votes. Hi speeches hitherto havs dealt chie: ly with the campaign fcsues rather than specific appeals for votes. The reception committee at th airport, where a band and a motor cade of party officials greeted th presidential candidate, was heac ed by Taft's Ohio partner in th Senate, John W. Bricker. With him was Taft's brother, Charles P., o Cincinnati, the party candidate fo governor. In his greeting at the airppr Eisenhower remarked "I wouldn want a better teammate in Ohi than Charlie Taft." Eisenhower's visit here Monda was for strategy talks with-GO: bigwigs from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. STATE TRAFFIC FATALITIES TOPEKA W — Traffic fatalities listed by the state accident records section: In the last 48 hours—1. To date in 1952—361. Same period 1951—388. PREDICTS SOLID SOUTH ST. LOUIS 0) — Sen. Sparkman of Alabama. Democratic nominee for vice president, predicted here Monday Dwight D. Eisenhower wouldn't carry a single Southern state in November. Finletter asserted the "total inventory figure is wholly misleading: and should be debunked. Caudle Reports Pressure Came In Fraud Cases WASHINGTON Iff) — T. Lamar Caudle told House investigators Monday Washington officials—including some members of Congress —put "more than normal" pressure on him when he was chief top spot each year. Troops Battle. Fiercely to Control Hill SEOUL, Korea (#>—Chinese an South Korean infantrymen battle fiercely Monday night for contro of Capital Hill amid bursting shell from tremendous U. N. and Com munist artillery barrages. An American combat officer reported the fighting was largely hand-to-hand — "with bayonets fists, grenades, satchel - charges daggers and clubs." ed utilities; City Attorneys Asso- The officer said "It's a hide and ciation of Kansas, and Kansas As- seek affair at night, all hand-to sociation of City Managers. Sexton became president of the league Feb! 1 upon the resignation of E.J. Allison who left his job as city manager at Salina to accept a similar job at Ogden, Utah. Sexton had been the league's first vice president. It is customary to elevate the first vice president to the LINER SINKS—The damaged bow of the S. S. Princess Kathleen is shown just before the ship sank after sliding off rocks of Lena Point, Alaska, where it ran aground yesterday. All passengers and members of the crew were saved.—(AP Wirephoto) prosecutor of tax fraud cases. Caudle was fired as chief tax fraud prosecutor last March. President Truman said at the time had found Caudle's outside activities "incompatible" with his enforcement job. Monday Caudle wound up testimony before the House judiciarj subcommittee with a statemenl that Washington officials urged him to make decisions in tax fraud cases which were "contrary" to the action he took. The account of Caudle's testimony, which was heard behind closed doors, was related to reporters by Chairman Chelf (D-Ky) of the subcommittee. Chelf said Caudle "did not indicate that President Truman ever exerted any pressure on him.' His subcommittee, Chelf said, is trying to fit together the jigsaw pieces of cases handled by the Justice Department to determine what subjects will be aired The state league's annual dinner will be Tuesday evening with the major address by the Honorable Hugo T. Wedell, justice, the Kansas Supreme Court. He will speak on "Some Responsibilities of Public Office." at public sessions start next month. expected to Meanwhile, committee members would not comment on. a letter Truman wrote Caudle 18 days before he fired him. In it Truman thanked Caudle for an Italian cigarette ease which the Justice Department official gave him on returning from a European trip. A White House spokesman told a reporter: "The President receives gifts TO USE BODY ARMOR TOKYO Iff)—The U. S. Far East Command said Monday it expected to have all army combat soldiers in Korea equipped with marine- tested body armor by mid-October. The U. S. Marine First Division in Korea is equipped with the navy - developed armor which is credited with saving many lives in recent heavy fighting around: hand because there's not anything to shoot at in the dark." He said no one controlled thi crest of the central front heigh because of the heavy artillery bar rages from both sides. The U. S. Eighth Army earlier had reported that the South Koreans—who in three days have at tacked five times in the face o 48,000 rounds of artillery fire—had reached the top only to be driven off an hour later. The U. S. Fifth Air force said its Sabre jet'pilots knocked fiv MIGs out of the air Monday am damaged five others in battles near the Manchurian border. TWO MORE SURVIVORS NORFOLK, Va. ffl—Two mon survivors of the hurricane- smashed tanker Foundation • Star were picked up Monday by a navy transport, the USS Hollis. Nineteen other survivors were en route to New York as search continued for eight shipmates still missing in the rough Atlantic Bunker Hill on the western front! waters off Charleston, S. C. CrimeStudyGroupTakesSwipe At Legalized Gambling Plans SAN FRANCISCO IB—An official crime study group of the nation's lawyers Monday took a swipe at proposals to legalize gambling. The Commission on Organized Crime of the American Bar Association said in a report that "the evils that flow from tolerated illegal gambling—when the laws are simply not enforced—are precisely the same as those which appear when gambling is legalized.'' .No one has ever been able :o come forward with positive ar- ;uments in favor of professional from all over the world, and these!gambling in terms of intrinsic are acknowledged as a matter of routine." worth or social utility," the report asserted. The report, the product of two years research, was presented to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, which opened a week-long meeting here. If the conference and the American Bar Association, meeting here next week, okay suggested laws proposed by the crime commission, they will be presented to the 48 state legislatures. Heart of the proposals are four model laws to curb corruption, including one which would compel small fry of crime rings to testify against other members by granting them immunity from punishment. ' Taft Role Awaits Ike Conference Senator Wants to Discuss Issues With General Before Joining Race WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Taft said Monday the Republican National Committee has asked him to make a national broadcast and "speak throughout the country" but that his role in the political campaign will await a conference with Dwight D. Eisenhower. Taft got out a statement of comment on meetings he had Monday with GOP National Chairman Arthur Summerfield and Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas, one of the top strategists of the Eisenhower campaign. He said they had "a very friendly discussion" about "issues of the campaign, the conduct of the campaign and the part that I play in it." The statement continued: "I am naturally interested in Gen. Eisenhower's views on various issues and the policies he intends to adopt when elected," the statement said. "I have made engagements to make speeches in Ohio and the national committee has invited me to make a national broadcast and speak throughout the country. "The determination of the exact part I shall play in the campaign awaits a conference with Gen Eisenhower which is being arranged to take place shortly. No definite date has been set." Earlier, Summerifled had told a news conference that Eisenhower and Taft would have a meeting "in the immediate future" and that he expected the Ohio Senator to take a "major part" in the campaign. Summerfield added to a news conference: 'I confidently expect Sen. Taft will offer to make a nation-wide broadcast in the not too distant future." -The GOP chairman had held two meetings with Taft before he received reporters. They had breakfast together and later met in Taft's office. They were joined there by Sen. Carlson. Plan To Celebrate National Kids Day Children in Leavenworth will be entertained by the Kiwanis Club and the Air Force on National Kids-Day, Saturday, Sept. 27. Officials of the local Kiwanis club and Sherman Air Force Base met this morning to discuss events for the daj;. All children in Leavenworth will invited to see movies at the Hollywood Theater Saturday morning, Sept. 27. Maj. W.B. Momkie- wicz, commanding officer at Sherman, is preparing open house at the base from 1 to 4 pjn. that Saturday. Static displays of aircraft, training aids, and action movies of the Air Force are on the schedule for he open house. Maj. Momkiewicz and his officers 'will meet Saturday morn- ng with Erwin Baker, Kiwanis president, to make final plans for the National Kids Day. Kiwanis International sponsors National Kids Day each year. This year the Air Force has agreed to cooperate at its bases. General Will Speed Egyptian Reforms CAIRO, Egypt Ol—Egypt's new )remier, Maj. Gen. Mohammed ^aguib, called the' first meeting of his cabinet Monday to speed the reforms he has vowed will follow lis week-end sweep to power. The 51-year-old army strong man, who ousted ex-King Farouk six weeks ago, moved swiftly a'nd vithout bloodshed to consolidate he army's grip on the country. He brushed aside former Premier Aly Maher Sunday, took over he premiership and swore in a new cabinet. The army rounded up 47 leading politicians, princes and friends of the royal family. Among those arrested were former Premiers Ahmed Hilaly and brahim Abdel Hadi and ex-In- erior Minister Fuad Serag Eddin. Cddin is boss of Egypt's dominant olitical party — the nationalistic Vafdists. The new premier—the seventh ince January—swore he would ackle three main jobs—"a purge f the political setup, enforcement f a limitation on land ownership and a curbing of the skyrocketing ost of living." ndict Adonis, Accardo WASHINGTON (B — A federal rand jury Monday indicted two f the nation's underworld chief- ains—Joe Adonis and Anthony J. ccardo—on charges of contempt I Congress.

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