The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on December 5, 1949 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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THE IOLA REGISTER VOLUME LIU. No. 35 The Wwkly R*Kiit*r, Eiubltihrd 1867. lb* lots D»iljr K«rut«r. Established 189T. IOLA, KAS., MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1949. Pncc*#»or ui The Iol» Daily Kepnter,- The IoU I>»ily Record, tfftil Iol* Daily In«5ex. SIX PAGES Iola Ready To Hunt Treasure Thousands Expected To Roam Streets Wed- - nesday Night in Hope Of Winning Prizes. Iola's merchants are all set for the annual Christmas JTreaapre Hunt which' will open at 7 p. m. Wednesday night. R. D. Rickard, chairman of the merchant's committee, said this morning that prizes valued at several hundred dollars will be given away to the holders of the lucky tickets. During the past 10 days thousands of the numbered tickets, any one of which may win a prize, have been distributed free of charge. After the stores close on Tuesday night no more numbers will be distributed. Rickard said. About 7 p. in. Wednesday evening each of the cooperating merchants •will attach a number to the Treas -i ure Hunt placard displayed in his show windows. The prize to be given will also be shown. .The stores will be open for business that night, the first of several December shopping nights To determine whether or not they have won a prize the holders of the tickets will go from store to store inspecting the numbers displayed by the cooperating firms. The owner of a number which corresponds to the number shown by any merchant Is the winner of that prize and may claim it at once. 'The holders of 'near" number.; are urged to register with the store nnd may do so at any time during •the following week. The prizes not claimed by those who have exact numbers wit be given to the person with the highest nearest number on Wednesday. Dec 14. Santa Claus will make four more pre-Chrlstmas appearances In Iola this year. Rickard revealed this moriirhg Next Saturday afternoon he will roam about the square and . vlll distribute candy to children who particularly claim his fancy. The old'saint will also make his appearance in the business district on the evenings of Dec. 14 and 21 and the afternoon of Dec. 17. He will have treats for the youngsters on* these visits, also. This year the merchants are pro- vidlng.s five shopping nights for those who find It difficult to do their holiday buying during regular business hours. The stores will be open on the nights of Dec. 7, 14. 21. 22 and 23 SAYS REDS GOT SECRETS— G. Racey Jordan (above), a former United States Army officre, said that Russians claiming diplomatic immunity shipped home to Russia '•wholesale lots" of secret United States documents and atomb bomb materials during the war. (AP Wirephoto.) Dairvnien To Two Meetings Here Two meetings on dairying w-ill be held here tomorrow. The first will be the annual meeting of the Allen-Bourbon Dairy Herd Improvement Association at 11 a. m. in tile 4-H room at the courthouse. The second will be a session to discuss the new artificial dairy breeding program at the Kelley hotel at 8 p. m. Ralph Bonewitz. dairy specialist of Kansas State, college, will talk at both meetings, according to Joe Divine, ctwnty extension agent. Association members have been asked to bring other interested dftirymen with them to the morning meeting. There ha» been a movement for expansion of the organization in the past year but so far the action has net been taken. That and electum of officers will be considered tomorrow. A county organization for. artificial, breeding Is being undertaken and will be discussed tomorrow night Several hundred dairymen have shown Interest in it by replying to recent questionnaires. Lewis's Miners Bark On the Job Pittsburgh IAI'I The nation's .soft coal njlnes were back In bust- fess Mend-iv n'tc i >tir "*o briofrst strikes in that Industry's hi.Mory. The 4S0.0OO I'nitr-d Mine Workers ^.alioadv liar'* 'it f '-"illv by three previous 1949 walkouts — promptly began to till tiie mines under a new 3 dav week schedule ordered by their union chief. John L Lewis The bii; 7 e in shifts reported in strength m western Pennsylvania's rich bituminous regions. Chase Ends In Death Nebraska Fugitive, On Loose 11 Days, Refused to Surrender Hulo. Neb. (AP) — William Dunkin, as slippery a fugitive ever cracked a police net. Is dead. A Kansas trooper's guns felled him Sunday. 11 days after the Omaha man escaped from the Nebraska penitentiary in Lincoln. Luck rah out for Dunkln about 10 a. m. at the edge of this tiny southeast Nebraska corner town after a wild chase over dusty coun.- try roads in the adjoining Kansas area. Dunkln s car. probably the 10th he had stolen in his desperate travels, overturned at the edge of town. Kansas state Patrolman W. W. Smith, leading the pursuit, pulled up about 50 feet away and ordered the 36-year-old convict to "put your hands up and come on out." • Dunkln answered with, gunfire and the battle was on. •: Smith poured four shots from a 12-gauge riot gun into the overturned car while Dunkln answered with five pistol shots of his own. Smith fifed twice more with a rifle. Dunkln didn't answer — he was dead. Since Thanksgiving eve, when the convict slipped away from prison in a truck, he had eluded police blocks and manhunt nets one after the other. His exploits, marked by fabulous luck and fool bravado, had harassed officers in five states — Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas. Indiana and Iowa. He disarmed a Missouri state trooper near St. Louis. He. stole the personal automobile of another Missouri patrolman at Elsberry. He got away from Michigan City, Ind . police who were bringing him In for questioning. He took an easily identifiable Nebraska state patrol car from two Omaha patrolmen at gunpoint. Saturday afternoon he stole a car from near downtown Omaha, drove it out to the west edge of town to see a fellow he once knew A new alarm went out after Dun­ kln drove back downtown and left the ear about two blocks from where he found It. Around midnight Saturday the buck-toothed, bewhlskered fugitive slolo another car In Omaha, left town and drove lo Tabor, In., about 40 miles away, He held up a filling station and escaped with $72 Dunkln then moved into the St. Joseph. Mo., area and the final oursuit started when he was spot- 'ed at Savamiah, Mo PAUY DAWDLE SHOPPING DATS TO CHRISTMAS 17 Don't be like this silly'girl Do your Christmas buying. Or else you'll share her awful fate And spend your Christmas crying. The Weather Kansas — Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight; Tues- i ^iy becoming cloudy, possibly some light showers in north, west in mfternoon; warmer southeast and extreme east, ctjlder west Tuesday afternoon; low tonight 35 west to 40 east: high Tuesday 50-55 west, K-60 east. Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today, 53: Saturday high. 60: low. 30: normal for today 38: excess yesterday. .4: excess o'rvc January 1. 198 degrees: this date last vear, highest, 58: lowest. 34. Precipitajion for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. today. 0: total fot this year to date. 41 09: excess since January 1. 4.80 inches. Sunrise 7:23 a. m.; set 5:02 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today .9 a, m. . 10 a. m. H a. m. _.. 12 noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. _ 4 p. m. _ .'• p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 6 p. m. — 33 9 p. m. .. 38 10 p. m. —43 11 p. m. 46 12 m _49 .53 .49 _47 _45 _39 35 -33 _25 _35 la.m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 25 4 a. m. 25 5 a. m. 26 6 a. m. 26 7 a. m. 26 ILU 28 Accidents Keep Sheriff On the Run Six Cars Involved In Week-End Traffic Mishaps ; .No Serious Injuries Reported One car overturned, two met head-on, one struck a rail signal light, and two more were involved in an angle collision on highways in Allen county Saturday night, but no serious injuries resulted. A car driven by Ed Flippin did not make the turn four miles south of Iola and rolled over several times on the south side of the highway, about 10:30 p. m. Neither Flippin nor Clem Allen Jr., a passenger, was injured. They were headed south. The turn is the last west turn from here to Humboldt on Highway 59-169. Flippin told Sheriff John Page he hud driven the route countless times and realized afterward he should have been driving slower. The curve^ is a sharp one. soon to be eliminated by new construction. About the same time another driver apparently attempted. to make a turn south of Humboldt too rapidly. Page said. Earl A. Groves, Chanute, collided. head-on with a car driven by Glen M. Johnston, Coffcyville. They met a few rods east of the curve Immediately south of the Monarch cement plant. Groves got around the curve, but struck Johnston's car on tlte wrong side of the pavement a short distance farther on. Johnston attempted to avoid him but his 1949 model Oldsmoblle coach was struck on the right-front section, about $300 worth of damage resulting. Groves was driving a 1937 Chevrolet Sedan. Mrs. Johnston was with her husband. They were not injured. Lloyd Gllmore. 22; Chanute, riding with Groves, was taken to a Chanute hospital for treatment of shock and facial cuts, then released. Page said when he arrived Johnston refused to give, him a report, demanding to see a state highway patrolman. Everett Skinner, who had gone oil duty, was called from Iola. Page remained at the scene untii 3:20 a. m., he said, helping direct traffic. He gave Groves a summons to appear in Justice court at Humboldt Dec. 7 to answer a reckless driving charge and Johnston one for delay tn permitting his car to be removed as a traffic obstruction. The third accident Page investigated occurred about 12:15 p. m.. a mile east of Iola. Lester Cole. Iola. turned right off Highway 54 in a 1935 model' pickup truck ahead of Ralph E. Smith. Moran. driving a 1.948 model Chevrolet. The right rear fender of Cole's truck was struck. Damage totaled about $100. Neither vehicle went off the road. Page said. Officers said it appeared no persons involved in the accidents had been drinking. A 3, a. m.. the weary sheriff and Lee Stith. deputy.' did have an inebriated individual to deal with, however. They were called to St. John's hospital to arrest a hospital visitor, at the request of the staff. A car driven by L. L. Wells Jr.. 18. of LaHarpe. narrowly missed striking the Missouri Pacific Sunflower Special at the State street crossing at 11:05 p. m. Saturday. Wells swerved his car in time to miss the train, ' but he rammed into a new lighted safety signal and broke It off at the base. The signal, which flashes a red light off and on when a train Is near, stood a few feet oft the pavement on the east side of the hlgh- wuy. Wells was headed north, and the train came from the west. No injuries were shown on the city police report of the accident. J. J. Holllngsworth, conductor on the train, called police when the train .stopped at the Missouri Pacific station. •FOUND DEAD — Major General George F. Moore (above), 62, the general who commanded Corregidor during the Japanese siege of that island fortress, was found dead on a mountain road near Burlingame, Calif., a bullet wound in his head. Police said an automatic pistol and a note were found near his hand.—(AP Wirephoto.) Rush to Aid Fire Victims Thousands Send Money And Clothing to Men Surviving O. U. Blaze Norman. Okla. (AP) — Most of the survivors of the University of Oklahoma men's dormitory fire that burned three to death and injured 21 early Saturday were able to attend school as usual Monday. Thanks to the generosity of thousands, they are clothed again, have new books, are eating regularly and live in a brick dormitory. The 2 -story wooden structure they occupied, a former navy barracks, caught fire at 2:45 a. in. Saturday and was razed within an hour and a half. The tragic news drew an immediate response of cash donations and clothing. The Red Cross was giving a .$150 clothing allotment to the 3-10 survivors, many of whom escaped only in pajamas or underwear. One Oklahoma City church contributed $1,000. University agencies, arranged loans and credit for books and food. Survivors testifying at a hearing Sunday failed to indicate a cause of the blaze. A coroner's jury ruled the fire's origin was unknown and found no negligence by anyone in connection with it. Damage was estimated by Dr. George L. Cross, university president, at about $500,000. The 13 remaining hospitalized, including two in critical condition, were reported somewhat improved. Those who died were Maurice Ahearn. 26. Killingsworth, Conn., credited with saving several lives before being trapped; Sammy LaRue. 20, Clinton. Okla.. and Price Starks. 20, Oklahoma City. A Monmouth College Letter to Iolan Monmouth, 111.. Nov. 30.—Twentynine varsity football awards were voted last week by the Monmouth college athletic board of control to gridders who took part in the 1949 football campaign of the Fighting Scots. At the same time freshman numeral awards were made to 35 members of the "Baby Scot" squad. An unusual;feature of the varsity awards was that 'in Ave cases it was the fourth major letter won by a player. These men entered college in 1946 and were eligible for varsity competition as freshmen, a special Midwest Conference ruling made that year because of the scarcity of football talent. Since then the freshman rule has been ' resumed, making the total number of major letters possible only tltrcc. Included In the list of those receiving awards was Robert Lee Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. B, C. Buchanan, 115 South, Iola, Kas. 'Oak Ridge' Material To Russia Former Officer Says He Found Secret U. S. Documents in Luggage Of Russ Pilots in '43 Washington (AP)—A former air force major testified Monday he once found some "Oak/Ridge" material in a suitcase bound for Russia. He said there was also a White House note signed "H. H." saying "He had a hell of a time getting these away from Groves." The former officer was G. Racey Jordan, who has said the late Harry L. Hopkins, adviser to President Roosevelt, gave hurry-up orders for shipment of atomic materials to Russia in 1943. Jordan was before the house un- American activities committee for expansion of the story he told last week on the radio. Jordan said he examined the suitcase ' sometime during the winter of 1943-44! "The note signed "H.H.." he said, was on White House stationary and he said he thinks it was addressed to a Mr. Mikoyen, whom he was told was "one of two or three of the most important men in Russia." Oakrldge. Tenn.. was a major point at which the atomic bomb was developed. The head of the atomic project was Gen. Leslie Groves. . At the time he -was opening Russian suitcases. Jordan said, he was stationed at un airfield at Great Falls, Mont., from which lend-leose planes were ferried to Russia by way of Alaska. Before putting Jordan on t h e stand, the committee got from its own senior Investigator. Louis (Continued on Page B. No. 21 FACING TRAGIC DILEMMA—Mrs. Jack Ault holds her two-year-old son. Dean, for whom an eye specialist says the choice is blindness or death. Dean has already had one eye removed (bandage) and the doctor says cancer has reached the other. 'The doctor said the eye must be removed to save Dean's life, but the parents are clinging to the hope the operation may not prove necessary, so the boy may be spared a life of blindness.— i AP Wirephoto. i Prices Up, But Peril Of Inflation Doubted Talk On Sweden At Farm Bureau's Annual Meeting The annual Allen County Farm 'Bureau meeting, which usually attracts several hundred persons, will be held Wednesday night at the Community building in Riverside park here, starting at 8 p. m. It is a gathering for all members of Farm Bureau families. Many Iolans hold memberships and are invited to attend. Those attending pre asked to take a pie. A Bureau committee will furnish coffee, sugar, and cream to go with the pie which will be served at the close of the meeting. Armin Samuelson. a junior at Kansas State college, will give a talk and show pictures on Sweden, as the principal program number. He spent 14 months in Sweden as an exchange : studerit from this country. Samuelson is a former 4-H club member in Shawnee county. He gained first -hand knowledge of Sweden's agriculture by working on a farm near Bro. Sweden. He alsb visited farms in Denmark. England. Norway. Switzerland. Finland, Belgium. Holland, France, and Germany. Colored slides made in those countries will be shown. Samuelson, 23. is president of the Kansas Christian Youth Council •xnc of the Topeka Council. His 4-H club leadership activities included presidency of his Benham club of which he was a member ten years, county leadership champion, president of the Shawnee county council, and emergency club agent In Shawnee. Wednesday's meeting presents an opportunity for the three new Allen county agents. Joe Divine, Mary Ruth Vansklkc. and Ocorgc Stephens, to extend their acquaintanceship here and for Farm Bureau members to become, acquainted with them. Washington iAPi — Warnings of inflation are fluttering again In the caplial. but most of the economic lookouts discount any Immediate peril. They see fairly steady, prosperous sailing throughout 1950. President Truman is not expected to revive his demands of a year ago for drastic "standby" anti-inflation powers. This is despite the rise in credit to new peaks, the firming of prices, and the fall improvement in business and employment. Government economists a n cl some private experts report the revival of an "inflationary potential." They base the report mainly on heavy in-the-red spending by the government and on the new round of wage-and-pension increases. p Yet few of them expect a major price whirl in the next 12 months. The "disinflation" is not over for some important industries. Many economists believe the long-range hazard is deflation. A concensus ot the forecasts might boil down to this: 1950 will be another year of hi;;h income and high production, on a level of prosperity not. too unlike 1949 and not far below record- smashing 1948. All hands admit it is inflationary for the government to be pourim: into the public's hands S5'j bil- (Continued on Pare (!. No II Andv May Slips Into U. S. Prison Ashland, Ky. <AP> — Andfew J. May. complaining of his heart and protesting his innocence to the last moment, became a federal prisoner fjor wartime bribery and conspiracy Monday. The 74-year-old former chairman of the powerful house military affairs committee succeeded In slipping — 'Without fanfare — into the government correctional institution near here before daylight with the help of his personal friend. John M. Moore of Lexington, U. S marshal for eastern Kentucky May and the Garsson brothers. Henry unci Murray, operators of a wartime munitions combine, were convicted July 3. 1(117. lor using for profit May's considerable influence as commitlee chairman Mixes Work With Rest After Week of Loafing Truman Gets Busy on Messages to Congress Key West. Fla. (AP) — President Truman bolstered his yaca- ( tion staff Monday to get dow'n to j drafting work on his three important messages to congress. John R. Steelman. assistant to the president, is flying down from Washington with "written suggestions" from cabinet and other officials. I Also present will be Charles S. [ Murphy, administrative assistant i and one of the White House legls- j lative experts, and George Elsey. j another administrative assistant , who does a lot of the. research • nnd writing for the president. Still another administrative assistant. Donald Dawson is coming 1 from Miami where he has been' 'vacationing with his family. 1 All.of them will work with Mr. Truman and special counsel Clark : M. Clifford on: ; The "state of the union" mes- i [ saue the president will deliver to i ; congress in person, the budget i message and the economic mes- ' sate which will follow it. i Mr. Truman 'will continue his | daily swims and sun baths for the i remainder of the visit. The chief executive is tanned and rested. He told reporters he was "feeling fine." j Steelman spent the weekend in Washington getting suggestions from cabinet oflicials and other lop-ranklng adm.nistrationists. To Push Economy Drive Hoover Will Speak At Washigton Meeting In Support of Reorganization of Government Washington (AP) — Herbert Hoover is coming !>;u'k to Washington to push along a new drive to reorganize the government as'a step toward economy. The Republican former :;t will speak next Monday Kinht before the National Reorganization conference. His theme will be one that some GOP party members are voicing as a rallying cry for the 1950 congressional campaigns — a contention that excess spending and high taxes are threatening the existence of the republic. Speaking-at a non-partisan ior- um. Hoover is expected to stick to his main topic that widespread savings can be made by reorganization of the governnjgit. In a preview of his speech in New York last week, however, lie coviered a broader field He said the principal danger to the republic lies in the attitude of ir.anv groups in the country \Vlfn think they ought to be led by the taxpayers instead of making a living for themselves. This is the sort of thing Sen. Taft iR-Ohloi has been t.ilKmg about In attacks on the "handout state" which he savs i.. the- Truman administration's aim. tiny G. Gabilelson. ' the TOP national chairman, varied the phr .i e by calling it a "poorhouse Mate " Hoover said ei-onomv m i :ovein- ment Is a practice, not a iheotv. He Is likely to find a dii 'lorcm e of opinion in Washington over how much economy is piait^-al. Sen. O'Mahoney iD-Wyoi, who agrees wasteful spemlunr might to be'eliminated, said it's a lot easier to talk about cutting the budget than to do it. Lackie Chairman Of Young .GOP Hutchinson (API -- Paul I.ackie. McPherson attorney, breezed Into the chairmanship jii the Kansas Young Republicans Saturday in an election in the closing session of the organisation's biennial convention. Lackie won 107 votes. Behind him were Keith Sebelius, Alinenu. 56; and Charles D. Stough. Lawrence. 25. William A. Buzick of Sylvan 11. Chamhers Dies At Yates Center FIGHT RAILROAD SHOP EIRE—Riremen pour water on a blaae weeping the Missouri Pacific railroad shop (left) at Sedalia. Mo., seeking to prevent its spread to a building (right) bousing storage tanks of acetylene gas. The fire did not reach the acetylene tanks but did jump to the company's lumber stock pile, on the other side of the shop. Rail officials estimated damage to the shop at more than $350,000 and to the lumber stock pile at $60,000 to $75,000.—(AP Wirephoto.) The former congressman, self, was licensed ol arrr more than $50,000 In bribes getting war department favor the Oaissons. I J. G. Tinciale Dies Suddenly ./ohn theater hun- •ptlng s for for Ray A. Chambers, a former resident of Iola. died Saturday night at Jus home in Yates Center, as the result of a lingering illness. He was 111 years old. Mr Chambers was born at Yates Center and spent his boyhood there. As an employee of the Missouri Pacific railroad he was stationed at Ft. Scott.and later at Iola where he i spent two or three years. He returned tli Yates Center several years ago where he was a foreman. He Is survived by his wife at the home, a daughter. Mrs. Jack Hixon. j City Tola, and one granddaughter. He al- | and so leaves four brothers, Earl of Toronto. Lee of Paola, Leslie of Yates Center and Arthur of Missouri, and two sisters who live in other states. G Tlndale retired Iola Funeral services will be held at hperator. died suddenly 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Campbell Grove was named ji .nlor national committeeman in. the only other contest Other ofiirer, named vv.ihout opposition Were Mrs Bettv Sal: 1 I. : : II a x t e r Springs. Juni"! 11; i• • •; i oonnittee woman. Everett pen Wichita, secretary: Dale Wei,,-!,- Liberal. treasurer, I !!..• I . r vie <•• chairmen, J;»!\ M. '" Falls. Arthur 1. P Dale Corle Fa l ,i Funeral home. Yates Center. Burial will be at Yates Center. William E City Among the ri'vhiii 'in Formation of an e|, mittee of 30 to se<-k o-it for precinct committee Formation of commi't county to promote vot tion and voting. Vail e v •• K„ W a , den City, i. Kansas ai -proverj •< t ;',n ( OTII- < an ildates posts •e • l:i each e • registra- Saturday jnlght at his home. 223 N Vnnrth ctireet. Earlier in the day he became 111 but was not believed to be in a critical condition. His death was discovered by a neighbor who stopped in to ree if he C t ^^fda a .ris h t .ieved to have j That Diseased Hand May Be Cured Many Join in Little Girl's Prayers been bom in England or Scotland and to have come to the United States as a young man. He travel­ led with various shows before settling in Iola. Here he operated the old Elite Theater, at the corner of East and Jefferson streets, for many years. He leaves no known immediate relatives. A son was accidentally killed some years ago in Oklahoma. Officers are endeavoring to locate survivors and funeral arrangements have not been completed. BOB WEATHERBIE HONORED Robert R. Weatherbie of .Iola. now a senior at Kansas Stated college. Manhattan, has been cnown to appear in the 1949-50 ediUpnot-^Whc/s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." Wather- bie is one of 28 Kansas State ' students who were chosen from 133 nominees among 1,000 students. Brownsville, Tenn. (AP) — Little Betty Lou Marbury headed for Memphis Monday for X-ray treatment of the hand she hopes a nation's prayers will save from a surgeon's .knife. Doctors fear her right hand must be cut off shortly after Christmas because of an unusual malignant lesion. But 10 -year-old .Betty won't accept that. She's asked the doun- try's spiritual help. "I believe the Lord will answer their prayers," she said. And there were plenty of them Sunday for the pert fifth grader. Thousands of church goers and religious leaders over the country remembered Betty Lou. Betty, in turn, remembered everyone else when she led the prayers at • Sunday school in the red brick Holly Grove church near here. "Dear Lord." she murmun -d. "Bless all the sick people and help them get well. . . The trip to church was one of many activities doctors prescribed after telling her father. Clay Marbury, a farmer, that amputation may be necessary. . "At first I was told to s t a y home." Betty said, "bi.t now I'm supposed to go out to movies and church and everything " Most Of her time these days is spent poring over the hundreds of letters the postman brings each morning. And there have bieen telegrams and long distance calls. One of Betty's favorite letters came from a sympathizer in Christmas, Fla. Stamped on the envelope was a gay Christmas tree and the words; "Glory to God In the highest."

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