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THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 136 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,1952.—TEN PAGES McCarthy Wins by Big Margin Controversial Figure Rolls Up One-Sided Count In Wisconsin Primary By The Associated Press Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, controversial storm-center of the national presidential campaign, Tuesday won a smashing primary election victory which he said endorsed his Communists - in - government drive. The Republican senator's chief opponent, Len Schmitt, bitterly conceded McCarthy's renomination to a second term with the comment that in time Wisconsin voters "will recall their support of McCarthy in mis election with shame." With 2,898 precincts of 3,224 reporting, the count was McCarthy 450,079; Schmitt 181,702. Seven other states also held primary elections Tuesday. They were New Hampshire, Vermont, Minnesota, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. .Virtually all incumbents were re-elected. McCarthy called his victory an endorsement of the people "of my campaign to rid the government of subversive forces that would destroy it" McCarthy promised all-out support for Eisenhower, and said he would continue his Communists in-government charges which some people regard as the act of a patriot but others see as a smear. Schmitt, the loser, said McCarthy had won the election through "an amazing and fraudulent hoax" perpetrated on the voters who, he said, some day would be ashamed _of their support for McCarthy. Results in the other primaries: COLORADO—John W: Metzger (D), friend of President Truman, won Democratic gubernatorial nomination, will face incumbent GOP Gov. Dan Thornton (unopposed) in November. Rep. William ARIZONA — Incumbent Rep. John R. Murdock (D) renominated, other incumbent congressmen un- A $25,000 Bracelet Is in Gutter Four Days BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.®— Talk about your streets paved with gold. A 525,000 platinum and diamond bracelet lay unnoticed in a gutter here for four days. Mrs. Walter L. Richard, socialite wife of a retired New York banker, lost it Friday driving from -their hotel to a cafe. ' It was found Tuesday by Odine Skinner while cleaning debris for a brick contractor. Honest Skinner turned it over to police. It was slightly the worse for lack of wear. The bracelet had been squashed, apparently by an auto. (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 9c opposed. Joe named to face Halidman incumbent (D) GOP Gov. Howard Pyle (unopposed). in November. UTAH—Sen. Arthur V. Watkins (R) leading Marriner S. Eccles, former Federal Reserve Board chairman, for GOP senatorial nomination. Salt Lake City Mayor Earl J. Glade and Secretary of State Heber Bennion Jr. in tight race for Democratic gubernatorial nomination to face incumbent GOP Gov. J. Bracken Lee, renominated. NEW HAMPSHIRE — Hugh Gregg, 34, war veteran - lawyer seeking first statewide office, in surprise victory for GOP gubernatorial nomination which usually means election in Republican New Hampshire. VERMONT —GOP Gov. Lee E. Emerson wins renomination andj virtual election; incumbent Sen. Ralph E. Flanders wins landslide victory. Rep. Winston L. Prouty (R) renominated. MINNESOTA —Sen. Edward J. Thye (R) renominated, as was GOP Gov. C. Elmer Anderson. WASHINGTON —Rep. Hugh B. Mitchell won Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Sen. Harry P. Cain (R) -easy victory for re- nomination Sparkman Hits At GOP Claim Of Farm Hoax TOPEKA (Si— The Republicans tried to fool American farmers with claims 'of a Democratic hoax in 1948 and Gen. Eisenhower has swallowed the story. Sen. Spark man of Alabama, the Democratic dee presidential candidate said here Wednesday. In a speech at the Kansas Free fair grounds, Sparkman said the Republicans claim that farmers were "fooled into voting Democratic" through an alleged conspiracy. He 'said Democrats were accused of rigging the grain mar- cet to make prices fall and preventing- fanners from obtaining commodity loans by refusing to maintain storage facilities. Calling the Republican claims 'fantastic," Sparkman said "The downward trend in farm prices had begun more than a year before the November' elections ol 1948 and continued for more than a year afterward." He then asked why such a plol would come to light four years later ''by strange coincidence at election time." Sparkman said that the 80th Congress crippled the price support program by amending the Commodity Credit Corporation charter and forbidding the government's acquisition of storage facilities. "The fact that certain old storage bins were sold to farmers did not hamper the" program,"- the candidate said, "every one was still utilitized for storage purposes." "The notion that falling prices during a Democratic administra- :ion would cause farmers to vote Democratic lies beyond credibility," Sparkman told his audience. He added that a politician would make exactly the opposite calculation. He said the Republicans contend hat the farmer is too dumb to mow when he is being fooled. Ike Finds 'Desire for Change,' Adlai Promises 'Positive Program' WASHINGTON (AP)—Dwgiht D. Eisenhower told cheering Republican campaign workers Wednesday that "one thing underlies all the enthusiasm that I have encountered— the desire for a change." The general flew in to Washington for a brief visit and addressed the staffs of the various national GOP campaign organizations at their hotel headquarters. He spoke of the big crowds vhich greeted him in the South, in Philadelphia and Tuesday at Indianapolis, and said that every- vhere there appeared to be a demand for new faces in Washington. Eisenhower went on to say there s no question but that "the overriding issue of our time is peace— demonstration of the way that the world may be led to abjure var." "But that subject is not as uppermost in the minds of our people as the desire for a change." Wrapped up in .this issue, he said, are many things—a desire for a government that can find the way to peace, a hope for lower taxes and lower prices and a'^TI T~\ strong demand for "restoration of; J. CXtlS LICIHOS pride in our government." Eisenhower's Washington visit was scheduled only as a two-hour stop-off between his Mid-western tour and New York City where he has his personal campaign headquarters. Joining his party here was Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Kas) who has been one of Eisenhower's top ad- Just Call His Highness Vajiralongkorn for Short BANGKOK, Thailand W> — King Phumiphon Adjuldej of Thailand (Siam) has named his first born son: His Royal Highness Vajira- longkom Boromchakrayadis- orn - Santatiwong Thevettham- rong - Suboribarn Abhigunoop- rakarnmahitladuldej P h u m i- phonnaveretvarangkur Kittisi- r i s o m - Booranasawangka- wadh Boromkattiyarajkumar. He'll be known as Prince Vajiralongkorn for short. Carlson told reporters he expected to talk with Eisenhower during the afternoon about a meeting with Sen. Taft. This'may result in setting a time and place for an Eisenhower-Taft conference. Eisenhower's staff was hopeful the big public outpouring during his Midwest tour meant strong jrass-roots support for him. Police estimated that 350,000 persons welcomed Eisenhower as he drove into Indianapolis. Stevenson Sends Apology to Woman FREEHOLD, N. J. HI — Democratic Presidential Nominee Adlai Stevenson has apologized to a Republican. Mrs.-Charles C. Worthington said Wednesday she received a letter :rom the Illinois governor express- ng regrets over the death of the amily's eight - year - old cocker! spaniel, killed Aug. 27 by a car in Stevenson's campaign motorcade. l Stevenson, apologizing for the death of "Paddlefoot," wrote: "I know that nothing that 1 might say could make amends for the loss to you of a beloved family pet. But I want to express directly o you my personal concern and I am hopeful that your generous and understanding spirit knows my own deep regret that my party had inadvertently brought about this ir- Voice Support Of Eisenhower AMARILLO, Tex. (m —.The organized Democratic Party of Texas has marched lock, stock anc barrel into the camp of Dwight D. Eisenhower cans. They also made and the Republi- certain thai other Texas Democrats—thus far unorganized—could vote for Adlai Stevenson on the general election ballot in the usual Democratic column. The convention's action left to such Democratic stalwarts as Speaker Sam Rayburn and Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson—now outside the state party organization—the job of carrying the national party banner in Texas. The Democrats who hollered themselves hoarse in convention Mrs. Worthington said she had a Truman Prepares For Whistle Stops WASHINGTON Iff) — President Truman Wednesday set Sept. 27 as the departure date for a "whistle stop" tour rivaling in intensity his own successful campaign of 1948. Seeking votes for Adlai Stevenson now, Truman will make a major public power speech in Northwestern Montana Oct. 1. dedicating the Hungry Horse Dam. Enroute west, aides said, he will lay down a barrage of rear! platform attacks on the GOP at every stop his special train makes during daylight hours. From Montana, tentative plans now call for a swing into Washington, Oregon and California. And the President's talks will continue on the way back. The tour is expected to run from ten to 12 days. Truman talked over his plans Tuesday in an hour - long conference with Stephen A. Mitchell, the Democratic national chairman picked up Gov. Stevenson. ! CARPENTERS SEE TRUMAX WASHINGTON ff) — William Randolph Carpenter of Marion and Topeka, Kas., visited President Truman at the White House Wednesday. He was accompanied by his son, William Randolph Carpenter Jr., a junior at Yale University. ' US BATTLE CASUALTIES WASKENGTON (fft — Announced casuames in Korea replaceable loss." reached 117,237 Wednesday, an increase of 582 since last week. The Defense Department's weekly summary based on notifications to families through last Friday re- dog's owner after the accident. However, she added, she thought Killed in action Democrats had Republican presiden- Tuesday catcalling and hooting Stevenson, President Truman, and administration policies, fulfilled the pledge'made by their leader to win seats in the national convention at Chicago. Gov. Allan Shivers had promised :o do all in his power to put Stevenson's name on the ballot as a Democrat, and he did. Then, with the governor's blessing, the convention gave every Democrat in Texas the green light to join the Eisenhower forces that have high hopes of carrying Texas this year. Its resolution, adopted by a whopping voice vote, went further and asked the governor and other! party officials to campaign for Eisenhower. Shivers said he wanted to think it over before saying what he would do about it. ABOARD STEVENSON TRAIN (AP)—Gov. Adlai E Stevenson, barnstorming through California in his quest of the presidency, saic in San Jose Wednesday "the Democratic policy is based on a belief in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.' He again ridiculed the Republi cans for what he called "approv ing our program during an elec tion year." He said he could prom ise a positive program, continuing what the Democrats have done. "We can give you our 7 hearts our heads, and we can give you our best," the Illinois governor said, and added that peace is the major goal of the party. About 2,500 persons lined the station platform as Stevenson's special train drew into San Jose for the first of eight stops he had scheduled Wednesday. There was a burst of clapping and cheering as he appeared. "This is the first whistle-stop I ever made," Stevenson said with a grin. "In fact, many of the things I am doing are being done for the first time." In a speech in San Francisco Tuesday night, Stevenson stood solidly on the foreign policy of the Truman administration and, with a warning of peril, outlined a program for action in Asia. Speaking with unusual seriousness, the Democratic candidate made these points: 1. "I do not think war is an inevitable part of this contest between freedom and tyranny." 2. "With 85 per cent of our budget allocated to defense,- it is the Soviet Union which now fixes the level of our defense expenditures and thus our tax rates.' 3. Republican Nominee Dwight Eisenhower's '10-point program does not contribute much to our foreign policy discussion." 4. "I believe we may in time look back at Korea as a major turning point in history — turning point which led not to another war, but to the first historic demonstration that an effective system of collective security is possible." 5. "I want to assure our friends n Asia that America will never seek to dominate their political and economic development." This was Stevenson's most important effort on foreign policy. It was a peak point as well in the whole campaign he is waging through the West. BATTLE OF ROSES—Eleanor Holm, estranged wife of Broadway producer Billy Rose, was granted a separation in New York court today. Charges and counter charges between the showman and Eleanor, former Olympic swimmer, heightened interest in the court drama, which ended unexpectedly in less than three hours after Rose withdrew defenses to her suit and halted his own suit for divorce. (Wirephoto) 'Strike Needed in Aircraft Industry' KANSAS CITY KB—A nationwide strike may be needed to improve labor's bargaining position in the aircraft industry, Roy Brown, general vice-president of the Interna- tiona] Association of Machinists said Wednesday. Brown, speaking to 1,200 IAM delegates in convention here, said that' "behind-the scenes supervision puts aircraft unions in an intolerable bargaining position. He said a national strike would bring federal government the situation. attention to The union official said the Air- era f t Industry Association, of svhich all aircraft companies are members, has the final word on all negotiations. He added that the IAM is now planning to strike the Douglas Air which all 'aicraft compenies are members, has the final word on all negotiations. He added that the IAM is now Drought-Stricken Texas craft Corporation's plants at El' planning to strike the Douglas Aircraft Corporation's plants at El Segundo, Calif., and Santa Monica, Calif., as part of its present drought - stricken Texas Wednes- protests against the Aircraft In- dav Outline Building Plan for Hospitals TOPEKA H) — A vast 10-year building and improvement program for state mental hospitals was recommended Wednesday by a special committee of the Kan- The program calls for conversion of the State Hospital for Epileptics at Parsons to a general mental hospital and for closing of the Great Bend annex to the Larned State Hospital. The committee recommended construction of a total of 48 new buildings at the Topeka, Osawatc- mie, Larned and Parsons state hospitals and the Winfield State Training School. Renovation of numerous existing buildings and improvement of other facilities also was proposed by the special committee on charitable and benevolent institutions headed by Sen. Paul Wunsch of Kingman. Approval of the committee's recommendations will send them to the next session of the Legislature for consideration. f nscn saw tne committee hadj made no estimate of the cost of the proposed program but said it was the committee's aim to set forth the actual needs of the var- ius institutions. SEE HERE, MR. WOODS—A San Francisco apartment and office building owner, Mrs. Paul Alexander, is in .deep discussion with OPS Director Tighe H. Woods, who is on a tour to sample public opinion on price stabilization. He is meeting with mixed sentiments. (Wire- photo) * protests against the dustry Association. Soaked by Heavy Rains DALLAS HI — Rains measuring up to 10 inches fell in sections of For §31,548 for Campaign COFFBYVILLE (SI — Third District Republicans were assigned the taskjjof raising ?31,548 for the at a night! state current Joolitical campaign meeting here Tuesday attended by Gov. Arn and » officials. Meeting with representatives of the nine-county district were State Chairman C. I. Moyer; Frank Todd, Republican state finance officer; Huck Boyd, executive secretary of the state committee; and Rep. Myron V. Jeorge. Arn told the representatives he was most grateful that they were :aking such an interest in the campaign. He said he is proud that his administration has operated the state in the black, on a "pay-as- Third District GOP Asked i were soaked ' Substantial showers I moistened other sections, including the Panhandle. i Weathermen said the rains' might well break Texas' two-year- old drought. But they came too late for farmers who already had lost millions of dollars in shriveled crops and skinny livestock. we-go" basis, in tional spending. contrast to na- Alexamlria Mayor Wants Cemetery Bums Working Marshall Beverley wants to get the bums out of the cemetery and put them to work. He explained to the city council Tuesday night that vagrants have been bedding down in burial vaults in St. Paul's Cemetery. The council agreed to consider tightening up vagrancy ordinances including provisions for convicted loiterers and drunks to work off their sentences on public projects. — The Weather—- KANSAS FORECAST — Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with widely scattered showers or thunderstorms southwest and extreme west; little change in temperature; low tonight- in 60's; high Thursday oe art • . oo-ou. TEMPERATURES— Today : . Early maximum .. 88 at 1 p. m. Minimum 64 at 6 a m Yesterday: Minimum 62 at 6 a m A year ago: 79; 57. RIVER STAGE— 8 feet, a fall since yesterday of .1 of a foot and 14 feet below flood stage. PRECIPITATION— From 1 p. m. today: none. * SUNRISE-^SioS. and sunset, 6:35. (Temperature readings from the KP&L. Service) Acheson Says UN to Debate Korean Issues WASHINGTON (B — Secretary of State Acheson said Wednesday the U. S., in consultation with friendly nations, is preparing foi a debate on Korean issues in the U. N. General Assembly next month. Acheson also told a news conference the Mexican government has made some suggestions on Korean truce i negotiations, but declined to describe them. It has been reported that Mexico would have the General Asssembly ask U. N. members to take in temporarily those Korean War prisoners who resist repatriation after 3.11 cLriTllStlCG. The purpose of the Mexican proposal would be to break the deadlock between U. N. and Communist truce negotiators over the repatriation issue and bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion. On other points, Acheson: 1. Asserted that "Communist crimes" against American missionaries and businessmen held in Red China "will be forever condemned by those who believe in simple justice and fair play for human beings." Acheson said 156 Americans . now remain in Red China. ,2. Praised an agreement signed by leaders of West Germany and Israel for compensation to Israel for Nazi persectuion of Jews in Germany in the Hitler period. 3. Said that so far as he knew, the matter of using Chinese troops See ACHESON, Page Two. Select Trial Jury Today in Bradford Case A district court trial jury selected this morning began hearing evidence this afternoon in the trial of George Bradford Jr., 27, oi Morgantown. Bradford, married and the father of four small children, is charged with two sex. offenses against 42-year-old Mrs. Robbie Ward Holmes of Kansas City, Kas. Both Mrs. Holmes, a registered nurse, and her husband, Russell Holmes. are employed at the Wadsworth VA center. .»• . •„•;..— . . Because of the nature of the ^case, Assistant County Attorney 'James N. Snyder advised the prospective jurors that some of them may prefer not to hear the case. He added that anyone who chose not to hear the case would be excused. No one asked to be excused. In his examination of the prospective jurors, Snyder questioned each of the 24 persons selected as to racial prejudice. None admitted any prejudice towards Negroes. All agreed they would give the same "careful credence and attention to the testimony" of Mrs. Holmes, "the same as if she were a white woman and the defendant \vere colored." After the 24 prospective' jurors lad all qualified, Judge Joseph J, Dawes instruced Snyder and Defense Attorney Homer Davis each :o strike six names from the list! The remaining 12 names would constitute the jury, the judge said. Those remaining were: Postmaster Francis J. McAuliffe; Tarry Starnes, Vilas and Girard; iose Raymond, RR 4; Lee Lunsford, RR 2, Easton; Edna Sloan, 311 Lawrence Avenue; Mary G. Donovan, 602 Pawnee; Emily Evans, 324 Fifth Avenue; Gertrude Christ, 304 Prospect; William Lambert, 922 South Fifth; A. G. English, RR 2; Leona Meeker, 327 Osage and Anna F. Brock, 738 Walnut. . .- . Excused by pre-emptory chal- enge were: Sally .Wosser, RR 1, Atchison; Anna Borchardt, RR 2; t ley Jons, RR 2, Bonner Springs; C. A. Beckwith, Easton; Milrei 3egley, RR 3, Atchison; Margaret Mitchell, 202 Pottawatomie; 1 William Forbach Sr., RR 2; Lu- ; ille Baum, 306 Maple Avenue; 'osie Baum, 726 Spruce; D. R. ^ Anthony IV, 503 North Broadway; Villiam Ely, 412 Kiowa, and Margaret E. Moore, 1013 Sixth Avenue. ^ See JURY, Page Two. ' Kansas Republicans, Demos \ Stage Campaign Openings \ TOPEKA- HP) — The 1952 general ( Eisenhower, to head the natoinal | election campaign gets off to a rousing start in Kansas Wednesday with competing Republican and Democratic attractions. Kansas Democrats gathered at Topeka to greet their vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Sparkman of Alabama, who was scheduled for a Kansas Free Fair speaking en- e e> ;agement. Republicans were heading for Smporia and the show surrounding he opening of Gov. Arn's cam- >aign for le-election. At Emporia, Republicans were set to make a big display of party snthusiasm' heightened by the se- ection of a Kansan, Dwight D. GOP ticket. A torch light parade is set for '' 6 :30 p. m? with the governor sched- ; scheduled to make his "kick- * off" speech at 8:30. It will be f 1 broadcast over a network of Kan- ' sas radio 1 stations. ' The celebration will wind up . with a barn dance following the I 4rn speech. A host of party leaders and can- , iidates at the state and county evel are expected, to congregate in Smporia for the? event. Among f hose scheduled to be preent are c Sen. Andrew F. i Schoeppel and Rep. Ed Rees, [Fourth District :ongressman, ' Gity Budget Has Lower Mill Levy Expense Cutting,. Higher Valuation Responsible According to Mayor The budget for the city ol Leavenworth next year will show a slight decrease in the mill levy, down from 22.52 to 22.32, but the total amount raised will be up from $362,763.69 to $378,285.35. This is possible partly because of an increase in the valuation of property from $16,111,481 to $16,947,682. City Commissioners adopted the budget for next year v at their regular meeting Tuesday night. A hearing on the budget was set for 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30. The budget shows a total bonded indebtedness of $1,051,385.46 for the city as of Jan. 1, 1952. This represents mostly special improvements such as sewers and streets requested by property owners, Mayor Ted Sexton explained. The new budget shows an increase of $26,034.32 in the bond and interest fund. A decrease in the city's tax levy is possible, said the mayor, because of squeezing each fund to get the most out of it. The new budget includes about a $10-a- month flat raise for all city em- ployes, a third of the cost of tha new fire-trucks, a one-half mill industrial levy .voted Aug. 5, and a $1,000 raise for the city-county health department, the mayor pointed out. This year, Sexton noted, the city is building a city garage, an addition to No. 2 fire station, and a bridge on Shawnee between Eleventh and Twelfth out of the budget making a bond issue unnecessary. The mayor 'emphasized that while the increased valuation helps relieve the tax situation, all the added expenses mentioned lave been absorbed by the City Commission by cutting expenses all along the line. Official publication of the complete budget is scheduled for huttday^ept./lS, in The Times. Mrs." Merle D; Spencer, 182S South Broadway, appeared to pro test-in strong terms the proposed paving of South Broadway. Sh» ' presented no petition but said she'd be back next week. Hearings were set for 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, on the reports of appraisers appointed in connec- rion with several sewer projects. The sewers have already been built. Fifteen property owners presented a petition to pave Ohio from Shoemaker to Hemp. An ordinance was read for th« "irst time to appropriate property :o. widen and pave Isabelle front Second Avenue to Fifth and to open and pave a street from Second Avenue to Fifth which will >e an extension of Pennsylvania. Resolutions authorizing the issuance of temporary notes up to 15,000 and $40,000 for street work were passed. An estimate by City Engineer Walter Jennings was ap- iroved paying $37,455.57 to Mission Equipment and Construction Co. for work being done on streets. An ordinance allowing claims to- •aling $14,487.12 and another al- owing claims of $365.68 and a >ayrolTof $8,645 were passed. Also approved was an ordinance to >ave an alley between Fifth and Sixth and Seneca and Miami. Two departments submitted reports. Fire Chief R. C. Shroeder aid the firemen answered 23 alarms in August involving property valued at $49,050 with a total loss of $2,428.01. The waterworks department had an income of $19,154.95 in August with net earnings of $7,422.53. A beer license was issued E.A. Irick for Hall's Place at 227 Cherokee. Continuation certificates for $1,000 surety bonds were filed by Russell Wahler, electrician, and Albert Van Oyen, plumber. Arab League Official Resigns Unexpectedly CAIRO, Egypt (£»—Abdel Rahman Azzam, Egyptian secretary- general of the powerful Arab League, resigned unexpectedly Tuesday night. He quit only a few hours before the seven-nation organization opened one of its most important sessions. No reasons were given immediately for his. decision to quit. Egypt has played a dominant role in the league through Azzam who has been secretary general since its foundation in 1945. His term ivas not due to expire until Julv, 1953. Other states in the league are Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. LIST TRAFFIC FATALITIES TOPEKA IB — Kansas traffic fatalities listed by the state accident records section: In the last 24 hours—4 To date in 1952^-367 Same period 1951—393

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