The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on August 20, 1952 · Page 1
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THE SALINA JOURNAL Volume 82--Number 200 16 PAGES SALINA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1952 Founded February 16. 1871 Ban Bourbon S* To Hold r »i r ·· i first Congress Council SwitchJn 13Years Fatzer Reverses Earlier TO set u p Fifth Opinion On Party Meeting Reo^g^'party By James E. Lawson MOSCOW un - The Soviet u n TOPEKA (AP) - Atty. Gen. Harold R. Fatzer Wed- i ion ' s "**"* C 0 "" 1 TM^ Party an- nesday reversed an earlier opinion by his department that i"TM""* ^7^7 cTn e *'·" the Democrats could legally recess their party council ses- J 13 yeai . s on Q ^ j to^v^th" sions next Tuesday and hold them the following Saturday. | p arty a sweeping reorganization ""- Rooney, Democratic* : and set up a fifth five year plan Charles nominee for governor, had an-j nounced Tuesday that his party planned to recess its council sessions because the Republicans "have grabbed all the best hotel! Ci at will Dick F at Z cr do about to increase Soviet industrial out put 70 per cent, by the end o 1955. Both sides seem to agree there A decrce of lhe Pity's centra room! .. j would be nothing done about it q 0 " 1 TM 1 "^ published in all Mos Roonev said the change had b-J Republicans will meet at noon| ccm ; P a P ers ' said tlle Party's top Kooney aid the change had been *· - control body, its Politburo, would Ktt^faita'to foUo^l a el^.^.sta and £h£Z-| b « «*«*. by a "Presidium' one although it fails to follow ther Democrats ! whlcn would nave tile function o the setting the last Tuesday in August for the party councils. The Democratic Party standard bearer said only a few party lead-j* ers would assemble here at thap statutory time next Tuesday noon; for the party organization andj platform writing sessions. ,. guiding the work of , party) ;lsts ' of platforms and state com-1 c , entr *' committee between ses. sions. The changes in party organiza- ;tion are provided in a new stat- jute to be taken up by the Con ,_·,__. i gross. KANSAS -- P ar t ly ci oil dy i 'through Thursday with scattered] U ls elear that tne new Presid- A promut recess then would be thunderstorms central Wednesday,, much nr ncrhsT,,, +·,· . , i iia,vis us itiuwi or jL» n\ called. Rooney said, and the meet-1 afternoon and night and northeast [more importance than the present Wednesday Politburo, it is also conceivable- ings reconvened at 1:30 p. m. the| and extr eme north lollowing Saturday. . Rooncy's announcement immed- lately drew the observation in Re- j««»t . Thursday: low Wednesday publican quarters that the Demo-! night 60 northwest to 70s south- statutes are adopted by the com- crats wanted a peek at the GOP; eas t: high Thursday S5-90 north. jing 19th party Congress in Oc- t ^ |tober and the election of the new were set off | central committee will the make- jndeed| p robable _that it will have " gnl ana ° er cemrai ann TM nn tte new platform. The [.reworks Wednesday when Fatzer .called i S A I ,,, WEATHER Rooney and" reported that a letter! AAt * A W E A T H E R from Uie attorney general's office 1 Downtown: Temp.. 2:30 pm- 26. holding that recessed council se s-i prcci P- P ast 24 hours - a trace - j up of the Presidium be known. | Under the new statutes, the sec: i-etariat of the central committee .'apparently retains much the same Speed SHAFB Work Before Wing Arrival Construction work at Smoky Hill Air Force base is reaching a high pitch just a scant few weeks before' the anticipated arrival of the 310th Bomb Wing from Forbes AFB at Topeka. * ----*" Two air base contracts have! September. Lack of deliveries of been finished and several others kitchen equipment, furnace grates are on the verge of completion, and other needed supplies is hold* ,aid H. P. Addington, project engi-l ing up that part of the contract, neer for the Corps of Engineers, j Contract totals $3,579,547.77. Construction work got underway! at SHAFB on Dec, 28, 1951, with he awarding of the first of 17 con- racts under the 1952 Air Force irogram. Total work under con- ract now amounts to $12,682,056.71 .nd that figure has been boosted o $13,360,000 under subsequent hange orders from the Air Force. Construction of nine buildings,, including officers' mess, secura storage buildings, etc. awarded to Barfield firm is 70 percent completed. Contract for this, work' At the present time approximately 1200 men are employed on construction jobs at the base, Addington said. One of the largest contracts at the base is now in final stages of construction. It is the $2,0-19,857.80 parking apron contract held by the, 'eter Kiewit and Sons Construc- on Co. of Omaha. Construction of f i v e large shops and warehouses at SHAFB awarded Jan. 18 to the Barfield Construction Co., Amarillo, Tex., Is 80 percent completed. Contract on this work is SM36.798. amounts to $722,092, The electrical distribution sys- lem held by the Line Construction Co., of Hutchinson is 95 percent completed. Contract is $85,113. Construction of a hydrant-typ« fueling system by the Barfield firm is 49 percent completed. The firm over h» absence. and durmg his MF7TAL WORKERS are preparing catch basins for drainage of the huge parking apron at Smoky Hill Air Force base. At left is Jack Sail, Shawnee. Okla., who. with his partnpr. Lowell Howell, Elk City, Kas.. is readying a catch basin for the pouring of concrete. The parking apron contract is nearlng completion. (JOURXAl PHOTO) " imittee theoretically can make! CAA reported 1:30 pm: Barome-i change3 in Ms rcspecti · too . He added that he was not awarejter 28.460 falling slowly; Wind: * * * of the letter's existence until he [south-southeast 10 niph; Relative. 1902: 2:30 pm 3:30 .... Democrats' sessions. i Lowest this date 54 in The attorney general said ha has i highest 110 in 1934. since consulted the statutes, found| Sunrise 5:49 am: Sunset 7:29i the law to require all political! pm. parties to hold their council meet-; ings the last Tuesday in August, i Airport Tcmperatorr The statutes say, Fatzer con-! "*"·'··· tinued, that council sessions are' to "proceed thereupon and forth-! Jj'jj with" to draft platforms for pub-j sbo llcation not later than S p. m. oni jjj'jj the day of adjournmenZt of the ses-; jiso sions. - j j y a o Apprised of the change in thej ^wn le.sal opinion, Rooney exclaimed:! 12 ' 30 "Why can't we recess our coun- cH meeting when we can't get of the council members? ''Suppose we. don't hold a coun-! cil E-'fteting: at all? What's Dickj Fatzff or anyone else going to do! 1 : 3 f ) a m . 971 2:31 . ff\ 3:3H .... . 97i 5:30 . 92j B :3fl . 87| T:30 . *6| 8:30 , SI! 9:30 . £l!lf:30 May Have Critical Bearing On Peace By William L. Kjan . AP Foreign News Analyst si! Moscow's announcement Wed- Kansas Is Made An Archdiocese The Salina diocese of the Roman Catholic church Wed nesday became a suffragan see of the archdiocese of Kansa; " 3! nesday of the .., 13' convocation Oct. 'hi?, first all-union Communist arty Con res! m years in- "The law is very clear," Fatzcr Miami , 8S Minneapolis · 81 A Real Kansas Product I--T said. "But I don't know that there is anything anybody can do if the Democrats decide not to hold a council session. "U certainly isn't legal for them!;! 6 "' °TM* n * ' to issue a call for August S0j;;, e f " rk · · · · though, when the law contem-[° kln1h , oma cit " plates a meeting August 26." l« as TMr.gton ... Rooney insisted the call isn't for! ===== August 30 when that date was mentioned. "It's for August 26, just as the law requires with a notation tha the session will be recessed to Au gust 30 under existing circum. stances." Asked if the Democrats will go ahead with the recessed sessior plan as announced, Rooney replied: "You bet we will. Just because the statehouse palace guard hadn't talked with Fatzer when we announced our plans, doesn't change things a nickel's worth. "Suppose we don't even go to the trouble of labelling our expres sions as a platform, but just say it is a declaration ofpartyprin- it is a declaration of party prin- '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Ti'cifcates .a. strengthening of the Sov- pt dictatorship all along the line. This announcement has been in «,'the making since 1947. but its tim i.-3o P TM.:::".::: Izilne gives'It implications which can imean the difference between war j U. S. weather observations for {and peace. 24 hours ending at 6:30 a. m. j Moscow's announcement that it Max Min Pre is doing away with the Politburo -- does not mean abolition of an all-- powerful governing body. On the -- contrary, the announced new Pres-- jidium, to act between sessions of --.the party central committee, will -- 'have even morn power. It will take over the duties of the organizations bureau, which control? the duties of the organizations bu- 112:30 pm Station Denver 94 " HVre ' TM ont .......... 81 vans « 80 92 Si 60 45 32 53 7R 64 74 68 1 OS 74 64 1.13:party and government network. rsau which controls the appoint- .I2 l ment of key officials throughout the City, Kans. By order of Pope Pius XTT. Kansas has been made a new ecclesti- cal province to be administered-by the Most Rev. Edward J. Hunkeler. of Kansas City, Kans., with the title of archbishop. The order severs this state from its eeclesffcal] ties with St. Louis, Mo., and des-j ignates the diocese of Kansas Citj Kans., as the metropolitan see. For 75 years matters for referra to the Pope have been sent from the Salina diocese to St. Louis Those referrals will now go to th new Metropolitan . see in Kansas City, Kans. Other suffragan sees in Kansas affected by the order, are those of Kansas is still the sunflower state. A. C. Nixon, 659 S. llth. has proof of that out by his garage It's a sunflower H feet, 3 inches tall and still growing. "We can't raise tomatoes, but we can raise sunflowers," has wife said. "My husband has had trou- ble with his tomatoes this year. He waters them and babies them, but they're just not doing very well." ' But Nixon isn't having trouble with his sunflower. He hasn't done anything to It except watch it grow. He didn't even plant it. It was a volunteer. | Now Mr. and Mrs. Nixon arcj preparing snapshots of their prize sunflower to send to skeptical frienda and relatives. "We're doing a little boosting for Kansas," Mrs. Nixon said. Apparently, she won't mention to them what a tough time toma- ties have in Kansas. KINO-«im Sl'\FM\VKR-.t. C. Mwm. IU9 S. llth,. dwarfed by the 11-foot sunflower growing in his ysrd. Wichita, where the Most Rev, Hark J. Carroll'is bishop: a n d Dodge City, established as a diocese a year ago with the Most Rev. John B. Franz bishop. There will be no change in the status of these bishops. Wednesday Bishop Thill expressed gratification over the ac tion of the Pope in thus.honoring Kansas. In a letter to Archbishop Hunkeler, written Tuesday, Bishop Thill said in part: "I congratulate you warmly on the now dignity and as one of your Suffragans assure you a full measure of cooperation together with unfeigned devotion." Tha office of archbishop is a canonical office and pertains argely to legal administration of he church, Bishop Thill explained. It is also an office of great dignity. Henry .T. Bajkcli In · Kansas C i t y Archbishop lunkeler, 58, a native of Medicine Lodge, Kans., credited-this development to the growth of Kansas. "This is a recognition of the state of Kansas," the archbishop said. "It is in recognition of all the irogress Kanas has made, a recognition of the surge of. growth of he oldest territory west of . St Louis. Least, and last of all, is the ·ecognition it brings to me." Colleges, parishes, hospitals anc :onvents in the suffragan sees will not be affected by the new order, iishop Thill said. They will con- inue under administration of their wn diocese. KC for Editor Dead At 78 ted Tape Binds lousing Units Government red tape is keeping ! housing units out of use in Sana --just when the housing plight of SHAFB airmen is becoming wperate. The civil-military council Wed- «sday learned that the Public lousing administration which con- ·ola the frame units won't repair icm. Tha city, which administers the nits, has no legal way of financing i* repairs, estimated to cost 50,000. 80 the buildings stand empty until someone can figure a wty to annul tlit red Up*. KANSAS CITY W) --Henry J Haskell, 78, editor of the Kansas City Star, died Wednesday. Death, caused by complications that followed a virus infection, came at a hospital, where he had been a patient 10 days* He had been ill only^a short time before entering the hospital. A member of the Star's staff 54 years, Haskell became director ol the editorial page in 1910 and hac been editor since 1928. He was a director and vice president of the Kansas City Star. His son, Henry C. Haskell Jr., is foreign editor of the Star. A sister and five grandchildren also survive. The sister is Miss Mary Haskell, Los Angeles, for many years a missionary in Bulgaria. Haskell's direction of the Star's editorial page won two Pulitzer prizes--in 1933 and 1944. The veteran newspaperman combined scholarship, seasoned reportorial ability, humor and a lively interest in foreign affairs in his writing. He was born in Huntington, Ohio, the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Henry C. Haskeli: His parents were missionaries for the Congregational Church. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Battered Vet Grateful Sight Saved ABOARD HOSPITAL SHTP HA- The last main slab of the gigan-j ' s slightly behind schedule on th« c apron was poured last weekend contract due to the recent steel nd all that remains is the pouring) strike delaying the shipment of of the catch basins in the drainage! P ; Pe and other needed supplies," ystem. The project is now listed! Contract totaled $1,469,699. as being 94 percent completed. I T" 6 Paying, grading and fencing To illustrate the size of the park- con . tr * ct h l' d b /._ the Peter Kiewit ing apron, the 201,000 square yards] of 18-inch concrete which went into tha project would build a two-lane highway 24 feet wide and 6 inches thick from Salina to Lincoln by way of Bennington, approximately 42 miles. The two contracts which have been completed are the railroad contract held by the Eby Construction Co. of Wichita and the rehabilitation of runways and taxi-ways VEN, Korea (SI--"Thank God I held by the Otto D. Ashback firm b., is 36 percent completed. Included in th« $518,656.25 contract is eight miles of security fence, roads and park. ing areas. i The airfield can see again.'' th« wounded American Marine said,. his voice trembling with gratitude. He was only 19 but already a sergeant and his husky body was criss-crossed with deep swelling scars. from mortar and grenade fragments, painfully fresh wounds from bloody battles for Bunker and Siberia Hills. of St. Paul, Minn. The railroad contract -- the first to be awarded at SHAFB completed early in the summer at a cost of S87.295. It consisted of the rehabilitation of old railroad facilities and the construction of new extensions. The runway contract was corn- project held by the Tucker Co., of Topeka is 69 percent completed. Waiting on supplies now to finish the $84,630 contract. Underground utilities contract held by the Griffin Construction Co., of Merriam is 79 percent com« pleted. It is a $329,820 contract. Training building under construction by the Secor Construction firm of Oklahoma City is 35 percent completed. It's one of th largest structures on the base. II has twojloors in addition to a basement containing -16 rooms. 'Thi ?686,549 building:.will contain all types of training, aids. Gas distribution system held b.v Just call him Joe. His name is pleted this week at a. cost of $629,withheld. He was wounded 11 days 400. It consisted of patching broken' Walden-Fulton-Payne is 15 ago but the marines still haven't! sections of the concrete runways cent completed. It is a S19o,526 con- told his folks. Joe fingered the while sheet of his bunk on the hospital ship. and laxiways. Work was started in January. Progress on 14 other contracts at tho base varies from 5 to 99 per"The thing that really mattered cent complete, Addington said, was losing rny eyes," he said. I Following is a summary of prog- "That damned battlefield was the'ress on the contracts: last thing I saw and for two dsysj figured I'd never get to lookj Rehabilitation of housing units anything again." j and facilities at Camp Phillip; "We were counterattacking the| awarded to the Southern Painting Chinese," he said. "Our job was, Co.. Oak Ridge, Tenn.. on Jan. 3j housing project at tract A four-unit SHAFB held by Southern Painting Co. is five percent completed. The S5S.474 contract calls for the construction of two single units and one duplex. to get up that hill. Just as I was starting up it, some gooney threw a grenade. It got me in the neck." He pointed to a. lump on jack of his neck. the "The steel's still in there. I was mocked out. I kept on scram- iling up the hill. Machine gun jullets wefe hitting all around. "It was a long, long way to the op but I got there. Got there just n time to get a mortar burst Challenges Adlai To Make Up Mind About Truman HAMPTON BEACH, N. H. Bl -Sen. Richard Nixon Wednesday is 99 percent complete. Contract- should be completed this week. Motors for boiler room arrived this week for installation and project will be finished when this phase of work is done. Contract amounted to $198,062.75. Rehabilitation of 108 buildings at j challenged Gov Adlai Stevenson to SHAFB awarded Jan. 3 to thei refuse or accept publicly Presi- Holmgren and Larson Construction j dent Truman's support and say Co., Colorado Springs, Colo., is 94 whether he would keep Dean percent completed. Work added tolAchcson as secretary of state, up- the contract, including the con- right in front of me. When I lifted | version of hospital boilers from my head and opened my eyes I couldn't see a thing. I was ab- iolutely blind. I started praying. "The shelling got worse. I stood up and began stumbling down the illl. It was awful. Just pitch blaek- iess and the mortars falling and a hundred guns going off at once. "I kept falling down and getting p and falling down again. A medic intercepted me and found ·ne a guide back to our lines." A helicopter whirled him to the uxury of this air-conditioned hos- ital ship, a 25-minute flight from lood-soaked Siberia Hill. hold the Brannan farm program, and favor federal control of coastal tidelands. coal to gas, has prolonged this $390,792.38 contract The Republican vice-presidential nominee further challenged Stev. Rehabilitation of 20 buildings atlenson to reject "the support of the SHAFB awarded Jan. 24 to thej big: city bosses," in the coming- 98 per-'p r e s i d e n t i a l election. cent, completed. Additional workjcharged that these bosses "have Southern Painting Co., is the Truman administration." and changes also have delayed]been largely responsible" for what completion of this $159,743.30 con- Nixon called "the conniption of tract. ' Airmen's dormitories and .mess-! halls at SHAFB awarded Mar. 7J to the Walden-Fulton-Payne Construction Co., Lubbock, Tex., is 61i percent completed. Five dormitor ies are scheduled for occupancy in A Father's Love Hearts Are Together Even Though 70,000 Miles Apart PmLADELPHIA (AP) -- A bright-eyed little girl received a shiny new tricycle from her daddy Wednesday despite the 10,000 miles and the Korean prison camp barbed wire that separate them. And as five-year-old.Donna Maria Leambn climbed on that three wheeled wonder, her mother -- pointed to a four-year term on the state civil service board b Gov. Am. Gilmore succeeds the late Tom Wilson, Chanute. Appointed TOPEKA «) -- James D. Gilmore, Independence I n s u r - - , » , . , ance man, Wednesday was ap- Mrs - Beatrice Leanion-pmned on a corsage sent by the army lieutenant husband .who hasn't seen them for the last three years. It's not a very complicated story, nor a long one--but it's full to, the brim with the love that can- flow, between husband and wife, father and daughter, through the intervening curtain of war. First Lt. Nicholas J. Leamon. a native of Bridgeport, Pa., had been in the army for 14 years when he was shipped to Korea In August, 1950, with a unit of combat engineers, ·. Three months later, he was captured by th* North Korean Redi. Perfect lubrication. Storey-Har- rls. Adv Sal- · Msyb* they could mend some of those run-down government houses with all that red 'tape that'* keeping them empty, Yours, Ina The first definite word his wife received that he was still alive came when the Associated Press carried his name on a prisoner of war list in December, 1951. Then Leamon wrote a letter to the Greater Philadelphia. Cham ber of Commerce. Inclosed was a plain yellow slip of paper, drawn up as a check for $50, which he said was "to commemorate the occasions" of his daughter's birthday "and several holidays I have missed which, arc traditional .to the American." The money was drawn on the Ft. Lewis branch of the Bank of Washington State and J. Harry Labrum,, president of the chamber, made the presentation at the Leamon horn*. Phils Beat Pirates, 3-1 PITTSBURGH ffi--Connie Ryan smashed a home run, walked three times and stole two bases to pace the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. Big Russ Meyer got credit for his 10th victory against 12 defeats. Rookie Cal Hogue, who gave up but five hits, was charged with his fifth loss. Philadelphia 100 000 011--3 5 S Pittsburgh . .000 000 100--1 9 1 Meyer and Lopata; Hogue and Garagiola. HR: Pha--Ryan. Don't Forget -- Call Burnett's. Adv. 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