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THE LEAVEN WORTH TIMES Ninety-Sixth Year. No. 137 LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11,19*52.—EIGHTEEN PAGES (4 O'CLOCK HOME EDITION)—PRICE 5« President Agrees* With Stevenson Truman Says Most of People Are Concerned With Peace of World WASHINGTON (AP) — President Truman said Thursday Adlai Stevenson is right in saying the country has a one-party press. And Dwight D. Eisenhower is wrong, he said, in declarr ing the people are primarily interested in a change of administrations at Washington. What people are most concerned about is peace, the President told his news conference. He added that Eisenhower is running as the Republican candidate for president on a course that calls for an "isolationist Congress' that wouldn't bring peace. Truman was replying to a question by a reporter who said Eisenhower had said he had found the people more interested in a change than in peace. Eisenhower's statement was that peace was the big issue of the times but that "the desire for a change" seemed to underlie all the enthusiasm of the] crowds he had met. Stevenson has said his campaign as the Democratic candidate runs! into a situation in which mostj newspapers are pro - Republican. That's right, Truman said, adding that it doesn't seem to make much difference because the Democrats svin anyway. RIDING AROUND —Sen. John Sparkman obligingly waves from the merry-go-round at the Kansas Free Fair in Topeka as he takes a ride during his visit there yesterday. . The Democratic vice-presidential candidate's speech was cut short by a restless crowd which became impatient for the fair's auto racing program to begin. (Wirephoto) Lt. Col. Parry New Engineer At Fort Here « Lt Col. Robert C. Parry, corps The President said it was the of engineers, US Army, has been same way in 1948 when, he said only 10.3 per cent of the daily newspapers supported the Democratic party. A reporter mentioned to he President that Stevenson had pointed out that although the newspapers may support the Republi-j - cans editorially most of them are| treating the political issues fairly in their news columns. designated as post engineer of Ft. Leavenworth. He replaces Col. Taft Expects To Speak For Entire GOP Ticket CINCINNATI 131 — Senator Robert A. Taft will "speak for the whole Republican party ticket" mT "\Fol-vi* oclro a speech at Springfield, 0., Sept.!Ill 1 iCDlxlSKcl 17, his headquarters announced Mass Polio Hits Family Maj. Gen. Henry I. Hodes said this morning he dislikes two implications contained in The Times' report of a speech by Chris Gilkeson before the Leavenworth .Kiwanis Club Tuesday. The implications to which he objects are (1) that all general officers in Japan during the occupation were unnecessarily costly either to the Japanese or U. S. governments, in their living; and (2) that enlisted men were not taken care of properly. General Hodes, commandant of the Command and General Staff College at'Fort Leavenworth, fears the statements deride, ridicule and will lessen people's confidence in general officers. General Hodes was emphatic instating that general grade officers stationed in Japan were no less conscious of their duty than oth- The general said he saw no such things as were described by Gilkeson before the club. The story of 70 servants was doubted by General Hodes, who added • he couldn't say it didn't happen, but "It's news to me." General Hodes stated he lived in iour places while in Japan from late March 1949 to September 1950 .vhen he went to Korea. On two occasions he lived in separate Japanese houses which he said ,vere nice. But he said he never had any indications servants were assigned on the basis of size a family. Thursday afternoon. "Does that include Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower,'' a reporter asked. "It means the whole Republican Richard C. Low, who was the • post; tick 7 t ;" was the re'pF, "and7sp"e- engmeer from April 19Dl until his- cia] , for char]es p _ Ta£L departure last week for the Far East command. Colonel Pary is a graduate the University of Alabama, class SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (ffl — Seven children in one family were under treatment for polio at a hospital here Thursday, unaware that the dread disease already had claimed the life of the only other i child in the family, an 11-year-old Charles P. Taft, younger brother brother. : of the senator, is the Republican nominee for Ohio governor. Sen. Taft left for New York of 1932. He entered on active duij' Thursday, presumably for a con- in the Army in November 1940 at|f erence w jth Gen. Eisenhower. Truman agreed with this and Fort Belvoir, Va. From October | added: The fairness has been in-ii942 to June 1944 he was stationed; creasing since Gov. Stevenson's re-at Eglin .Field and McDfll Field C-g-k^Alol TllW marks. in Florida, as the commanding of- OllCC-Ht-l J UJ- j At the same time, Truman: - l ficer of engineer aviation battal Refused to comment on Sen. McCarthy's victory in the Republi- 1 j,, Jllne 1944 he was sent to the -a- 1 • T> 1 " 1 can Wisconsin.senatorial.pi-imarie£ Pacirio area witn ^ - 20t h A i r lHQlCtS JjOllCil Tuesday. :Force as the commander of an en- Said he, had no comment on the gineer av i a ti on battalion. On his Democratic bolt threatened in Tex-j return to the United states> he be . as, but said he would have a lot, came the engineer PMS&T at the In Brooklyn The parents, a farm couple of modest means living near Morrill, Neb., were described as almost too grief stricken to talk. The mass attack of infantile paralysis on the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers covered only a five-day period. Janet, 5, was brought to the hospital Saturday. Tuesday night she was joined by her brother, Robert Eugene, 11. „ pp-er^TT , See PRESIDENT. Page Four. Chuikov Reports US Blockade Lift BERLIN Iff) — Gen. Vasily M. Robert died Wednesday, just as the parents were putting their oth- NEW YORK Iff)—A special fed- e r six children into the old-model J grand jury in Brooklyn Thurs- family car to bring them in for f indicted Daniel A. Bolich, 52, j polio treatment. No. 2 man in the federal! The hospitalized children, rang- Internal Revenue Bureau, on j ing in age from five months to 12 He was a student at the Com- 1 charges of evading 57,444.54 in his,years, haven't been fold about Rob— -«. — _,. i—~—«i ;» nnmn +«i-oc- ! ert's death, hospital attendants Isaid. Bolich was the second ranking i official of the Internal Revenue! Of the seven, Janet seemed the jumversity of Wisconsin, m April ' 1946- mand and General Staff College!personal income taxes, from August 1948 to July 1949, and' upon his graduation, was transferred to the European command, Bureau b e f ore h e retired Chuikov, chief of the Soviet Con-jserving there until his assignment, ;1 invest igators have also<seem to be getting i *2 5%™%^?^J£*% t0 Ft Leavenworth m Au ^ st 1952 -jb een looking into his activities. as, can be expected, Colonel and Mrs. Parry andj their two children, Donald and Marie, have quarters at 322-8 Don-!'"?, iphan. Crippled Tavern Owner Dies After Robbery can authorities Thursday night officially mat the three-day "blockade" of U. S. military police patrols between the city and a frontier outpost has been lifted by his order. The American. headquarters for Berlin disclosed receipt of the note from Chuikov which said the Allied military patrols would hence-forth be free to cross a disputed strip of Russian zone territory in order to drive from West Berlin to their border checkpoint duty assignments. Soviet tommygunners had halted both American and British MP's starting last Monday night in what looked like a test of the Allied was giving a customer an excited looking Frank J. Parker, federal attor- ,ney in charge of the investigation, was not closed He said that other phases which the jury will continue to explore will Con-'most seriously afflicted but all along as well the hospital said. ODENTON, Md. (ffl - Three be taken before a federal jury in Washington D., C. grand At the suggestion of the hospital the parents remained at home during .the early part of the day, completing funeral arrangemens for Robert. thieves entered a tavern in an iso- counts, could face a maximum lated spot near here Wednesday I penalty of 25 years in prison and and robbed the owner, 61-year-old ' a fine of 550,000, or both. How- The loss of his son and the illness of the others seemed to hit Bolich, if convicted on all five ithe father especially hard, said Sister Mary Joseph, in charge of the polio ward at St. Mary's Hos- Bill Dodd, of $256. ! ever - convictions . seldom result in , . It was an easy job for tiie thugs. i the maximum punishment. Dodd was a legless man with sight Bolich , stepped out as assistant in only one eye. Four hours after the robbery, he j revenue commissioner in the pital here. "Your heart really goes out to ! people like that," she said. The hospitalized children,.in addition to Janet, are Alberta, 12; account of all that had happened, when he slumped over in his wheel chair and died of a heart attack. iCVCJiUC V^UUllillOOlUllCJ. Ill LUt. n-r rr T-i to midst of a House subcommittee's Edwin, 8; James, 7; Beverly 3; inestigation of tax scandals. Bolich figured importantly in; the investigation. rights of access fo the main highway linking Berlin with West Germany, 100 miles "away. Only MP jeeps were stopped, however, and • other Allied vehicles, as well as West German trucks and cars, had _, been allowed to use the area in; q u!lrHigh Commissionei-Walter Old CaUfomia RoTHC PlttCC J. Donnelly, on his first trip to Berlin since he took over' as top | Helen, 20 months, and Francis, 5 months. Adlai Recalls Big Drop at Admiral Ingrain (Died Wednesday ranking American in Germany, personally intervened with Chuikov with a request to stop what he called unwarranted heckling of the Western occupying powers. Earlier, the blockade had been liftd temporarily to" let a patrol go through. . Betty Grable Gets New Suspension HOLLYWOOD <Si — Betty Grable has been suspended again by her By RELMAX MORIN LOS ANGELES (ffl—Gov. Adlai Stevenson visited Thursday the home where he was born and then went to a luncheon meeting where he was expected to deliver a speech replying to Republican A group of California Democrats greeted him there. He signed autographs and looked around the room with nostalgic interest. Then on the front porch Stevenson was presented with a Bear charges of corruption in govern- Flag> since he is a native son o£ ment. The Democratic candidate for studio. Twentieth - Century - Fox announced Wednesday that she re- . . fused to report for work on a ernor took from ms hotel to his — "Blaze of f° rrner home and then to the hotel president is on a campaign tour of the West. He was unable to finish the written text of the talk before he left his hotel but was drafting notes on government administration—a subject of special interest to him. Crowds lined the route the gov- gangster picture Glory"—with Richard Widmark. It was scheduled to begin on Monday. The shapely blonde, who earns better than ?8,000 a week, returned to the studio in June after a year's suspension. She explained she was laid off that time because she insisted on taking a two-month rest after working months. ' steadily for 18 where he was to speak. Stevenson and his two sons drove to the large white house where he was born in February, 1900. It was decorated .with blue and white placards. About 500 or 600 people were waiting in the street in front. Stevenson went up the steps, was greeted by the present owner, Mrs. Bertha Mott, and then entered the jhouse. The gangster film was to have j A reporter asked him if it looked been Betty's first dramatic role in:the way he remembered it and he 12 years. She has done 35 musicals retorted, "Well, I see in that time. (changed the wallpaper." they've California, and a copper plaque, a replica of his birth certificate. One of his cousins, Dr. John Bullis, remarked in presenting him with the plaque, "Adlai, when I went into the navy I had to produce a birth certificate. As future commander-in-chief, you are going to need a special one, so we have placed yours on copper." In a brief reply, Stevenson said, "The warmth of your welcome only fills me with more determination to discharge my responsibilities. "I am frank to say I can't remember all the details of my years in this house, but I do recall that once when I misbehaved a friend of my mother's picked me up by the seat of my pants and the scruff of my neck and dropped me out the front window." Stevenson pointed to the large bay window and said, "I've just been measuring it to see how much of a drop it was." j SAN DIEGO, Calif. t»— Retired Admiral Jonas Howard Ingram, commander of Allied forces in the South Atlantic during most of World War n, died Wednesday night at the age of 65. The admiral suffered a heart attack last month while serving as superintendent of summer schools at Culver Military Academy, Culver. Ind. He suffered a second attack Tuesday night. Adm. Ingram, medal of honor winner for service at Vera Cruz in 1914, also had a distinguished ca- eer in athletics. He played football at Annapolis and became head football coach at the Naval Academy in 1914 and held that job three years. From 1926 to 1930 he was director of athletics and football director at Annapolis. He was commissioner of the now defunct All- America Football Conference. He retired from the navy in 1947 after 44 years' service. Commandant Dislikes Implications In Speech Given at Kiwanis Club eral Hodes believes, was based on j scribed, explained that if any gen- the size of grounds and the size of'eral had 70 servants it was prob- quarters so that they would be ably a case where a family had properly maintained. The cook's iretained servants for generations salary was paid by the individual'and most of that number would officer, he said, and the other ser- be the families of those servants, vants were a part of the occupa- He said such procedure is common tion cost for the Japanese govern-1 among the Japanese. He described ment. Many of the Japanese houses it as a type of feudal system. Colonel Moore said his section were large with large grounds No resisted att ts to discharge power machinery was available these retainers> or servants, be- for caring for these which were! cause of the we]fare Wem , often elaborate the general ex-. Wou]d have created for me j plained. The U. S. government I ese government never assumed the cost of serv-j Genera i Hodes sai(J his famil ants, the general empha S1 zed, 1,^ in a house about ^ e size Any occupying Army requisi-' 0 " 6 in Pershi ng Park, Fort Leav- tions housing for its personnel i emvorth - while he was m Korea and, "I .see nothing unreasonable I A part of an °ther house he occu- in requisitioning the best for our, pled wmle m Ja P an did not' ex- men." Of course, the general add-' ceed elght rooms ed, this changed after the occupation when all facilities were re- As for enlisted men, General Hodes remarked they had clubs as of turned to the original owners. Mil- fme as any he has seen - At each itary personnel now live 'in mil- post ln Japn he vi sited he said itay compounds built by the U.S enlisted men h »d excellent clubs, and the costs of servants is paid' CoL John R - HaU Jr -- MC - added by the men. And everyone stationed in Japan had servants, including enlisted men, General Hodes stated. In most cases, the general'be- lieves, servants retained by the! Japanese family which had owned the house, were kept by the- Army to maintain the property. This prevented any claims arising after the property was returned, he explained. his disagreement to conditions as reported by Gilkeson. The colonel said he lived in an admiral's house with other officers shortly after the occupation began. The group finally had three or four servants but only one was paid by the Japanese government. The others were paid by the officers. The general and two colonels each stated they had been in a good many houses occupied by Col. Richard H. - Moore, who general grade officers and that to served in Japan as procurement!their, knowledge no grand - scale The number of servants, Gen- officer after the time Gilkeson de-llivirig was done. CALL K C GRANT) JURY KANSAS CITY, Kas. Iff) — The four judges of the Wyandotte County District Court announced Thursday that a grand jury will be called for Monday morning. The judges acted on petitions asking that all county and township offices be investigated. The petitions contained 1,341 signatures. Two previous grand juries investigated the conduct of city offices. Witnesses' Versions Vary In Jury Trial Conflicting versions of the sexual relationship between a registered nurse and two brothers last Christmas day were given to the jury hearing the trial of Gerge Bradford Jr., which opened yesterday in district court., Bradfrd, 28, is charged with forcible rape and sodomy. Homer Davis, defense attorney, in his opening statement today admitted-Bradford was guiltyof "the sodomy charge. "B.ut she is - equally guilty in aiding and abetting in the crime,'' Davis told the jury of seven women and five men. The complaining witness, Mrs. Robbie Ward Holmes, 42, testified she acceded to the demands of Bradford and his brother Charles because she was in fear of bodily harm. Both the defendant and his brother denied threatening M r s. Holmes. Instead, they testified she drank i with them. In the words of! Jeorge; "She was playing up to me and I was playing up to her". They met at a Kansas City, Kas., service station about 11 p.m. last Christmas Eve. Mrs. Holmes, who lives at Kansas City, Kas., was on her way to work at the Wadsworth hospital. The brothers, employed at Kansas City, Kas., were driving home after attending Christmas Eve parties. Mrs. Homes' car had stalled near the service station. She testified William Shively, the service station attendant had arranged for her ride with the brothers to Wadsworth. Snively, a defense witness, this morning denied he had arranged the ride. Snively said Mrs. Holmes herself had made the arrangement. George said he remained in the car while Charles went into the station to purchase kerosene. •While in the station, George testified, Charles talked with Mrs. Holmes. Charles re-entered the car and George said he started to drive off when Mrs. Holmes "flagged me down." Dr. David Cutcliff, a physician at Wadsworth, also was called as a defense witness. He testified Mrs. Holmes appeared calm when he saw her about 4:30 a.m. This was some 20 minutes after she said she had been let out of the car at the hospital. He told the court "she wasn't crying or pacing back and forth but appeared quite calm and not distressed". Dr. Cutcliff testified Mrs. Holmes did not ask for a medical -examination and gave him no complaint to indicate her need for medical attention. The brother Charles, 26, is scheduled to stand trial on a rape charge later this month. The wives and children of both men have been in court with them since 'the trial opened yesterday morning. — The Weather— . KANSAS FORECAST — Considerable cloudiness tonight and Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms west tonight and central and west Friday; low tonight 60's; high Friday 80-90. TEMPERATURES—Today: Early maximum .. 86 at 1 p. m. Minimum 61 at 6 a. m Yesterday: Maximum 88 at 1 p m Minimum .-. 64 at 6 a. m. A year ago: 85; 66. RIVER STAGE—8 feet, the same as yesterday and 14 feet, below flood stage. , ' PRECIPITATION— From 1 p. m. yesterday to 1 p. m. today: none. RELATIVE HUMIDITY — 72-per cent at 1 p. m. • SUNRISE—5:55, and sunset, 6:33. (Temperature readings from the KP&L Service) Tension Higli In. Aircraft Trouble Spof s BURBANK, Calif. UP) — Tension increased on the troubled labor front of the nation's aircraft industry Thursday, despite settlement of a wage dispute involving North American Aviation Co. workers. Here are the latest developments : Report Polio Cases Increase In Community Several new cases of polio were reported today by the city-county Officials of the AFL International Association of Machinists called a mass meeting for Sunday of workers from Douglas Aircraft Co.'s El Segundo, Calif., plant to plan- a strike Monday unless an agreement is reached. IAM' General Vice President Roy Brown told the union's convention in Kansas City a nationwide strike may be needed to improve labor's position in the industry and bring federal attention to the situation. The Wage Stabilization Board in Washington approved a 10 cent an health office," FortTeavenworth, ! hour wa § e hike for 25 .° 00 North and a Kansas City hospital. j American Aviation Co. employes Jimmy Sexton, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sexton, 721 Oak, is critically ill at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. His sister. Mrs. Larry Smith, said today the crisis is not over yet. Jimmy was stricken Sept. "9. at plants near Los Angeles and Columbus, 0., retroactive to last April 28. These employes are members of the CIO United Auto Workers Union. The strike of 25,000 IAM members against Lockheed Aircraft Co.'s plant here will not be af- Thomas Heclekin, 13, son of Col.jfected by the WSB decision, said and Mrs. T. B. Hedekin, 606 Scott, |j o hn Snider, IAM local chairman, became ill Sept. 9 and was taken to the KU Medical Center where "We did not participate in any arbitration hearing and we did not agree to arbitrate wages. We think his "fairly good" this morning. The See TENSION, Page Four. Isolationist Tag on GOP Is Rejected Smith Says Eisenhower's Foreign Policy Will Be Supported in Senate By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK (AP)—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's camp took sharp issue with President Thursday Truman's statement that a Republican Congress would be an isolationist one. Sen. A. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) declared immediately after a visit with the Republir can presidential nominee that every Republican member of the Senate would support Eisenhower's foreign policy t if the general were elected. Eisenhower himself made no comment. But one of his spokesmen said that Smith's comment on the topic could be considered representative of the view of Eisenhower's headquarters. Smith said he was confident that Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio would work actively for the election of Eisenhower who defeated him for the Republican presidential nomination. Smith said he had talked with Taft recently while on vacation in Quebec. Smith's comment on Taft came as the Ohio senator was reported flying from Cincinnati to New York. Reports were current at Eisenhower's Hotel Commodore headquarters that a meeting of Taft and Eisenhower might take'place Thursday night or Friday. No immediate official" confirmation was obtainable. The McCarthy primary victoy posed a question for Eisenhower. It was: how far to go in supporting McCarthy's re - election bid. The GOP presidential nominea has been lukewarm, toward McCarthy, whose foes have accused lim of "smearing" innocent persons in his efforts to uncover Communists in the government. Me-" Carthy's supporters say his Communists - in - government charge* are acts of patriotism. "No comment," was all Eisen-, hower would say when reporters asked him at Idlewild Airport Wednesday whether he would back the controversial senator. Eisenhower was returning from a 6,300-mile midwest swing that he said convinced him the voter* want a change from the Democratic administration in Washington. Eisenhower declared in Indianapolis he would ask the voters to support the Republican ticket from top to bottom in the interest of See ISOLATIONIST, Page Four. See COURT TRIAL, Page Tw<v WOMEN PICKETS JEER WORKER—Women pickets at the Lockheed Aircraft corporation plant in Burbank, Calif., shout and jeer at an unidentified woman worker leaving the plant yesterday afternoon. Police in the background .pay little attention to the shouting but were on the alert for any outbreak of violence. Lockheed yesterday won a court order to keep order on picket lines at its strike-crippled plants. (Wirephoto) Open Biels For River Work Here KANSAS CITY IB — The Army Engineers opened bids Thursday for construction of dike and revetments along the Missouri river near Leavenworth, Kas. and road work at the Kanopolis dam in Kanis. The Kansas City Bridge Company was the apparent low bidder for construction of about 14,360 lin- iar feet of work on both banks of the Missouri river near Leavenworth. The work will cover about 25 river miles. The company's bid ivas 5506,977 as compared with the government estimate of $425,624. Trains Construction Company of Lindsborg, Kas., was the low bidder, with $9,089.30, for the Kanapo- lis work. The project involves the preparation of - roadway -and surfacing. Truman Doesn't Know Qf Pressure pn Candle WASHINGTON im — President Truman said Thursday he does not know of any pressure from the White House that was ever put on T. Lamar Caudle when Caudle was the Justice Department's top tax prosecutor. Truman was told at his news conference that there were reports Caudle has spoken of pressure he was under while assistant attorney general in charge of tax fraud prosecutions. A reporter asked whether the President knew of any pressure from the White House on Caudle. Truman said tersely he did not. DENIES, ROBBERY GREAT BEND ra — LeRoy B. McManaman, Woodland Park, Coio., took the stand in his own defense Thursday and denied any part in a $1,100 robbery at the Alfred Jennings home here March 5, 1951. McManaman is being tried in district court on a charge of being an. accessory in the robbery.

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