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AS LITTLE AS *2 Down! $2 Weekly! INCLUDES FREE CAR! j It You Didn't Buy at Atbart Bell'* WITH CAR! THE KANSAS CITY TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1961. FRANK P. BRIGGS IS HONORED AT DINNER Hundreds of Friends Gather at Macon, Mo., for Occasion. DALTON THE TOP GUEST Delegation at Event for Undersecretary of interior Led by Governor. By Lew Larkin, (The Star » Jeffetmm City Correspondent. * Macon, May 29.—Frank P. Briggs, who has so many titles now he can't keep up with; them, was honored here to-1 night by several hundred i friends at a dinner. Briggs, assistant secretary j of the interior, is best known here as the editor of the Macon Chrinicie-Herald, but he has many other titles. When President John Kennedy tagged Briggs to be under secretary of the interior in charge of fish and wildlife, he selected a nationally-known personality for this post. Governor Dalton There. Gov, John M. Dalton and William Towell, director of the Missouri Conservation commission, and many others led the delegation to Macon here tonight to pay respect to the 67-year-old native of Howard County. Briggs Vas graduated from Fayette high school and then spent three years at Central college in Fayette. In 1915 he was graduated from the University of Missouri school of journalism. After that, he began a varied career. His newspaper background is interwoven with his political life, it was shown here tonight in a surprise presentation of ‘'This Is Your Life." a non-profesis^nal performance, incidentally. Pippin Serves as M. C. Dru Pippin, now a member of the Conservation commission, who has served longer on the commission than any; other man except Briggs, was) master of ceremonies. MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF TRAINING SCHOOLS met in Boonville Sundav and presented John Sam Williamson, Columbia, a framed print of George Caleb Bingham’s “The County Election.” Williamson, second from the right, retired from the board last January after serving for more than 20 years. Left to right are Wendell W Sears, director of training schools, Jefferson City; Arthur Bond, Mexico; James L. Coffman, Salem, who succeeded Williamson; Ellis Rucker of Jefferson City, board chairman, James Lamm of Macon, Robert T. Hensley of St Louis, Williamson and John J. Gillis of Kansas City, vice-chairman of the board. The photograph was taken in the office of the superintendent of the school here, Walter S. De Clue, with a mural on the east wall painted bv a convict at the Missouri penitentiary when % training schools were under jurisdiction of the state penal board. They are now the responsibility of the state department of education. _____________________________________ let Has Luxury Ride Except at Three Gs Several of Briggs’s friends; >’ou This account of a flight near the speed of sound in a Navy jet fighter plan$ is by John V. Colt, a member of The Star's staff. UST like riding in an air-conditioned Cadillac that goes 700 miles an hour. This is an impression of a fast 30-minute ride in a Grumann F9F8T Cougar—a Navy jet fighter. A football- type helmet and a myriad of straps are the only things that take you out of the big- car class. You even have an automatic control run by an electric motor that adjusts the seat. Time of Trepidation. It takes about 15 minutes for the ground crew to get strapped in and tell The pilot explains over the intercom that he is going to go through a “minor” maneuver to give you an idea of Gs are. It feels as if the fat woman at the circus just sat on your lap. The little dial on the board in front of you spins up to No. 3. That means you have experienced three times the force of gravity. During their acrobatics^ the Blue Angels flv at all times under at least SHOT VICTIM GAINS. Policeman Was Injured by Ex- Convict. St, Joseph, Mo., May 29.(AP) —Police traffic Sgt. Arch Albertson, who was shot by a Negro ex-convict Saturday night, was making rapid recovery today. Hospital attendants said the sergeant, who was shot in the left leg. would be released from the hospital soon. The convict, Eddie Johnson. 83. is being held in the ^Buchanan County jail Set Fire To Herself After Fuss With Sister O ZARK, MO., May 29JAP)—- A 17-year-old girl turned herself into a flaming torch with gasoline yesterday, Sheriff Jack Monger said, after prolonged arguments with one of her sisters.* Suffering severe and critical burns over 85 per cent of her body, Linda Moore was conscious only part of the time today in St. John's hospital in Springfield, The Christian County sheriff said he learned from other members of the family that the two sisters often argued. After the argument yesterday, Linda became despondent, Monger said. Monger said he did not know the nature of the disputes but that Linda went into the back yard of their home on route 1. poured gasoline over her clothing, and touched it off with a match. Hysterical screams of three other sisters in the yard with Linda brought the girl’s mother, Mrs. Marion Moore, into the yard. She tore off Linda’s flaming clothes. The sheriff said the trouble was between Linda and a mar ried, sister Mrs. Carolyn Har ris, who had come home to live aff - separating from her husband. Linda s grave condition pre vented authorities from talking with her. « ------------------- News Ov issoun. EBB CITY — FrediCoblenz. Daugherty, high school principal, has set up a student employment cies which provide health care for indigent and near- in- digeat persons will be con- Maryville, — Ground-breaking services for an education tacted. Primary aim is to pro­ building at the Laura Street vide physicians with a refer- service with a register of stu- Baptist church were held Sun-jence source and information dents wanting summer timeu The addition will have on such persons* The data will and permanent employment.L4 classrooms and assemhlv be included in a Missouri di- He has asked employers ot list|roorns with him job availabilities and * * * * * the Chamber of Commerce; BuMer will co-operate by serving as a1 clearing house. rectory of health resources for distribution to about 3,800 physicians. elected president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Delbert Fauss is vice-president Warsaw — Former students and faculty members of the Warsaw high school are urged to attend reunion festivities scheduled June 30-Juîy 1. Anjand Jack Zellmer secretary, open house is planned the | night of June 30. A variety of j Moberly — The citv council activités are scheduled the1 has authorized Kenneth L. C. A. Moore, jr.. advertising manager and news photographer for the Bates County Democrat, has been t°n’ -¡unior from Winchester, Tarkio — Miss Frances Hus- New Haven, Conn., May 29. AP}—Dr. Arnold L. Gesell. widely known in the fields of pediatrics and child development. died at his home today. He was 80. A pioneer in the field of child development, Gesell in under TRACTOR VICTIM DROWNS.! 1911 founded the Clinic of next day. Gordon Drake is chairman. ***** Neosho—First purchase of an American Legion poppy here was Waldo H a 11 e r, Neosho, one of four Missourians to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Hatler, a sergeant in World War I, won the honor for action near Bolin, city manager, to negotiate for the purchase of four off-street parking sites bordering the business district. ***** Paris—A survey of health resources in Paris and Monroe County will be launched soon by the Monroe, Chariton, Macon and Randolph County medical association. All agen- Kas,, has been elected president of the Kappagathean women’s society for the 1961« 82 college year. John Collins, a junior from Marshall, Mo., has been elected president of Forum, men’s society. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. M. Earle Collins, Marshall. ***** Clinton—Lewis W. Shultz, superintendent of the Clinton schools for four years, has resigned to accept an associate professorship of education at Central Missouri State college at Warrensburg. CHILD SPECIALIST DIES. HEADS BANK board . Dr. Arnold L. Gesell Founded Yale Clinic. J. O. Wilson, Wichita, Elected State Chairman. ¡bonds amounting to $20,000. Machine He is charged with assault Goes Into Creek Child Development at the Yale two Gs but in an intricate jwdh intent to kill Albertson and colleagues partirioated in the performance. They included a former colleague.j Michael Kin new dean of the; state Senate; Morris Osburn.j former speaker of the House; Robert A, Brown, St. Joseph lawyer, former member of the Conservation commission, and Governor Dalton. Briggs was treasurer of the Dalton-for-Governor campaign last year. State Officials Attend. Among state officials here were: M. E Morris, director of revenue; Ralph Ducgins, assistant chief counsel for the highway department; Burleigh Arnold, administrative assistant to Governor Dalton; Thorpe Gordon, a colonel on the governor’s staff and a member of the judicial commission, and Francis Smith, of St. Joseph, chair-! man of the state mental health- commission. Others here from out of town! were Mr. and Mrs. D. Gary Spencer of Jefferson City, and Mr. and Mrs. George A. Spencer of Columbia. In 1930, Briggs was elected j mayor of Macon, the first Democratic mayor to be elect-' ed here in 50 years. In 1932 he was elected to the State Senate and stayed there until 1944 when Harry S. Truman resigned to become Vice-President and Gov. Phil M. Donnelly named Briggs to the United States Senate. While in the state Senate, Briggs was majority floor leader once and president pro tern four times. In 1946, he was defeated for United States senator by James P. Kern and shortly after that Donnelly named him to the conservation commission. The commission never returned to politics and Briggs stayed with the commission until he was named to the cabinet. FUNDS FOR SABETHA. Dighton, Kas., Also to Get Planning A’d Money. Washington, May 29 JAP)-— An advance of $2,275 to aid Sabetha, Kas., in planning improvements to park and recre ation facilities, estimated to cost $113,515, was announced today by the Community Facilities administration. Also announced was an advance of $900 to aid Dighton, Kas., in planning improvements to a sewer system, estimated to cost $74,300. you which buttons, among the hundreds in the cockpit, not to touch. Your heart sinks a little when you are told which switches you can touch. They are hooked to the ejection apparatus. ‘ But there is no need to worry.” the crewmen explain. ‘the whole operation is automatic.” No more 1*2-3 count before you pull the rip cord. “Reach up over your head like you are doing pull-ups," a crewman explains, and grasp the bar above your head on the back of the high seat,” The fast thing you would see before leaving the plane is a black hood that comes down over your face. After that, don’t worry, he says. Rockets will shoot you out of the plane and your chute will open. Thank goodness that was not one of the thrills of the ride. The pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Ken Wallace of the famed Blue Angels flying group, is now set to take you for a quick trip around Kansas City, or so he says. But a few more miles and you would have been in Iowa. In Perilous Position. Wallace is the slot man on the Navy team. In other words he flies three feet behind the exhause of the leader, the nose of his supersonic fighter just 11 feet below the huge pipe. The fighter moves dowr^ the runway with the greatest of ease and you are in in the air and the Olathe Naval Air station is out of sight before you get two whiffs of oxygen from the mask. maneuver they go up to seven Gs. Three were enough for me. But 1 couldn't tell the pilot. Gs even have an effect on the opening of my mouth. My wife might appreciate that. Now I will show you a little o' the weightlessness experienced by astronauts, Wallace says. The pilot’s flight cap floats around the cockpit and your stomach goes out of the bottom of the plane. Down from 10.000 feet in a few seconds and a run at 1,000 feet at 600 miles an hour. You pass two counties in Kansas in about three breaths. “This landing will be like a student piloting a Piper Cub," Wallace explains. He says he will have to come in at about 150 miles an hour because of the heavy load of unburned fuel. He didn’t, though, and I couldn’t even tell when the wheels hit the runway. Even though the plane was air-conditioned, the effects of the flight showed when I took off the flight suit. I was wringing wet with sweat. and Homer Charles Hoard, 40, manager of a riverfront hotel. Hoard was shot in the back by the Negro. Hoard's condition was reported as satisfactory. Johnson was captured by po-s dice about a mile away from the scene of the shootings after j was following behind him ¡a gun battle during which 40 a motor car. I to 50 shots were exchanged by j Dr p c Ronald countv police and the fleeing man. jcoroner said Poynte'r ; A WELFARE INSTITUTE, ¡drowned. j . r 9 The star_» oum service.* Mr. Poynter was a farmer Columbia, Mo., .la> 2 * ;and an insurance agent. He ¡The I mversity of Missouri < f world War II. will conduct its seventh an _ . medical school. He retired as r urmn9’ director of the clinic and a (By The Star'» own Service, I I pr0feSSOr of Child hVgienC Butler, Mo., May 29.(AP)—|july 1 1948 Richard M. Poynter. 36, who| ]n ^ Gcs£l] founde(J the Gesell Institute of Child De­ lived on a farm 16 miles northeast of Butler, was killed late yesterday when his tractor overturned on a road near his home and ran into a creek. His wife, Mrs. Irene Poynter. in velopmcnt in New Haven. BURGLARS GET $5,450. Two Safes at Joplin Store are Entered. Wichita, May 29JAP)—J. O. Wilson, president of the Kansas State Bank of Wichita, has been elected chairman of the Kansas Banking board. Wilson was appointed to the Kansas Banking board last week by Gov. John Anderson. He is one of nine members of the board which consists of six bankers and three non­ bankers. This is Wilson’s second tour on the Kansas Banking board. He accepted a previous appointment when Pavne Rainer was governor. college of Ft. Leavenworth, was nominated by President Kennedy for promotion to major general. Word of the nomination v?as received at the post. General Cunningham came to the college in January, 1960, after having been senior adviser to the Republic of Korea joint chiefs of staff. He was born in Athens, Ga,, and was graduated from the V: S. Military academy at Wpst Point in 1934. HEADS ALUMNI GROUP. John Frazier Is Selected by K-State Graduates. Manhattan, May 24JAP) — Jchn W. Frazier, Topeka, has been elected president of the nual staff training institute for county welfare directors here June 7-9. Among visiting speakers will be Dr. Donald He also leaves three daughters. Michele Poynter. Pamela Poynter, and Elizabeth Poynter, all of the home. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the Cove r\ ¡Creek church near his home. O. Covt gill of the I mversity I Burial will be in Danville, III. of Wichita, Miss Dorothy -------------- *■ -------------- Joplin. Mo., May 29JAP)- Thieves broke into two safes in Newsen’s department store over the weekend. About $5,000 was taken from a store safe and $450 from a strongbox in the front office substation in the building. Walter Slenner, chief of detectives, said the burglars ripped bars off a second story window to gain entrance. ON PROMOTION LIST. J. F. K. Nominates Brig. Gen. j Kansas State university Alum- W. A. Cunningham III. |nj association. Leavenworth, Kas.. May 29. j Five new directors are: Warren a d ; r. ('William A G. Bullock, Norton; Earl E. Crock* (AP)—Brig. Gen. William A. pr j)0(jge City; Margaret Louise Cunningham III, assistant com- Hill Segebrecht. 3112 West Seven- iim it c Armvity-second street, Prairie Village, mandailt Of the t . s. ^ Jernigan. Council Grove, and Command and General StaffTieorge w. Shrack, Pratt. Stauffer, Henry £. Chadeayne and Robert E. Hillard of St. iLouis, and Dr. Henry Vjing an electrical transmission • Guhleman. Proctor N. Carter line under some conditions is ¡and Thomas E. Singleton of the visual manifestation of the ¡Jefferson City. ¡phenomenon of corona. Women who had a live birth The eerie, luminous, some- during a 12-month period in times dancing glow surround-* 1957-58 sought medical care earlier in pregancy and used more physicians’ services than had expectant mothers five years earlier. REMOVAL SALE! ALL ITEMS DRASTICALLY REDUCED SAVINGS to 50 % OPEN TILL 8:30 MON. & THURS. EVERY THING MUST BE SOLD 6955 TOMAHAWK RD. EN. 2*8129 GAS FIRM ACQUIRED. Uregas of Moberlv Acquires Security of Mexico. Moberly. Mo., May 29.—Acquisition of the assets of the^ Security Gas company of Mexico by the Uregas Companies of Moberly has been announced by Kenneth H. Dickson, Uregas president and general manager. Russell Davis will contiue as| operations manager of the former Security Gas company operation, Dickson said. Acquisition of the Mexico I operation brings to 28 the number of Uregas distribution plants now serving 24,000 bulk gas customers and more than 80,000 bottled gas customers through 235 Uregas dealers in Missouri and Illinois. BRAND NEW by DELUXE! Economy Dry Cleaning Seryice Any Item TO DIRECT SCOUT CAMP. Moberly, Mo., May 29.—Ap pointment of Jerry Adams of Kirksville as summer director of Camp Thunderbird, north east of Moberly, has been announced by Lou Shelburne of Columbia, president of Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America. POSTAL PROJECT SET. Washington, May 29. 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