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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 10, 1953, Kokomo, Indiana                                THE KOKOMO TRIBUNE THE KOKOMO DISPATCH VOL 7 CITY EDITION KOKOMO THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10 1953 TWENTYFOUR PAGES PRICE SEVEN CENTS Second Kokomo POW Qets Royal Welcome at Municipal Airport Cpl Jack Davis Returns To Tubful of Fried Chicken Cpl By KEN ATWELL Tribune Staff Writer Jack Davis 20yearold of Mr and Mrs Elmer Davis 915 S Calumet was welcomed home from 29 months of Communist cap tivity Thursday by a Joyous family a tubful of fried a tearful greeting at Lake Central Airport shortly before 11 a Thursday Cpl Davis rode to Kokomo in a Red Cross statibn wagon at the head of a long line of cars bearing relatives and friends On hand to greet Cpl Davis who reunion and Following was captured by the North Koreans group on March 23 1951 were his father Communists threatened and mother two brothers Robert aries were punished he said and they were put in solitary confine ment where they remained until parts of their bodies were frozen The who fell for the Red favors from their captors and there wasnt anything they wouldnt do to get in good with the Reds he said How did he feel about the Red attempts to convert Americans to their way of thinking They could never make me turn against my country They only made me appreciate it Red Cross Intervenes Cpl Davis told of being in of reactionaries that the to hold from repatriation until the back and Freddie several relatives friends a Red Cross representative a veterans representative and Sgt John Weaver himself Just returned from a Communist prisoner of war camp Old Neighborhood There are a few more houses here and there but otherwise the old neighborhood looks about the said Cpl Davis re home for the first time months as he rode down familiar streets of a city he left at the age of 17 to enlist in the army Questioned about his capture and treatment by the North Koreans and Chinese Jack said we were treated pretty bad at first but when the truce talks reached their peak the treatment got He told of being captured by North Koreans when the supply truck which he was riding north of the 38th parallel came upon a road block Davis was a member of 534th Trucking 52nd Truck attached to the Eighth Army Hides in Ditch He said he and five buddies Jumped off the truck and hid in a ditch for about 45 minutes before being captured by the North Ko Following his capture Cpl Davis said he remained in the hands of the Koreans until the following May when with several hundred prisoners he was moved tf Bean and from there on the death march to Camp 1 at Chung sung near the Yalu river where he spent most of his captivity At Camp 1 where the Chinese were in charge Jack said several Americans who Just couldnt think for themselves fell for the Com munist propaganda line He said that he was classified by the Reds as a al though his treatment at their hands was not brutal Only the most outspoken reaction Todays Chuckle A vacation is a succession of 2s It consists of 2 weeks which are 2 short Afterwards you are 2 tired 2 return 2 work and 2 broke not 2 Red Cross learned of the incident and intervened in behalf of the group He said there were about 209 men in this group and that they were separated from two other panics at Camp 1 Just before they were slated to take off for Free dom The youthful exPOW who ap peared to be in good physical con dition said he suffered from dy entery and lost several pounds of weight during the early months of his captivity dropping from about 160 to 95 pounds He least Second reading of the county budget for 1954 was completed Wednesday afternoon Some items still await approval before the council gives its final okay but the budget review was to be com pleted Thursday afternoon At the start of the Wednesday afternoon session the council unan imously passed the county welfare budget without a change The wel INDIANA Partly cloudy with a fare budget represents a ieduc few scattered showers tonight and on of about from the bud Friday Little temperature change get for 1953 Low tonight 5662 High Friday The second reading of the bud gO90 gets resulted in the restoration of Isome cuts made during the first reading After the first reading Indiana Weather said he 500 men would estimate at died in his camp Continued on Pago 2 Column I Ditch Fund Levy Cut By Council to 3 Cents Action Taken With Little Discussion Howard Countys 10cent tax for ditch improvement has been cut to a threecent levy by How ard County Council The tax cut came after only a brief discussion and was passed quickly by a voice vote Some ob servers had expected some debate on the question but it was evi dent that all the councilmen felt the tax should be cut The council also discussed a pos sible reduction of the accumula tive bridge fund But the mem bers agreed that the fund should continue at the present fivecent rate Tribune Weather Report For 24hour period ending at p m Thursday Maximum 83 minimum 45 At 1 p m Thursday 83 Pollen count 10 a 148 4 p 133 Reading Sept 10 1952 Maxi mum 90 minimum 59 Sun sets Thursday at p m Sun rises Friday at a m the council had cut about from the total county budget With the restoring of some of these cuts the total reduction from the estimate may run only a little more than The estimated 1954 tax rate based on the budget estimates before the cuts by the council was Traffic Group Passes Resolution Aimed To Aid South Side Parking Reds Accuse of Faking Missing List Also Soy POWs Mistreated And Pole Kidnaped MUNSAN UP The Communists today accused the Allies of faking a list of missing U N soldiers mistreating war prisoners and kid naping a Pole who fled a truce team into American sanctuary The Reds unloaded this barrage j the Korean armistice moved rapidly into a new dis posal of Red and Allied prisoners who refuse to return to their homelands The first group of 800 North Ko reans moved into the buffer zone under control of Indian troops to day A spokesman said they threw rocks in rage when they saw two Communist observers standing out side a barbed wire fence Neither was hit The angry Red charge of kid naping the Pole came in a meeting of the fournation truce supervisory Fair Farmers Day Draws Big Crowd commission Swedish Maj Gen Sven Graf strom commission chairman said Communist Polands delegate ac cused the Americans of kidnaping Jan Hajdukiewicz a Polish inter preter who ducked from his inspec tion team into American hands as a plane warmed up to take him back to Red Korea Wednesday Hajdukiewicz told newsmen at Seoul he wants no more of com munism which he termed the subjugation of all life Peiping radio said Red pris oners returned in the exchange Just ended have been hospitalized be cause of physical and mental tor the hands of the Ameri ture at Condemning ghastly brutality chamber what it termed examples of American American torture Peiping said a shocking number of the 799 repatriates were suffering from various diseases It said otheri were gassed bayoneted and stoned during the exchange American officials customarily decline comment on such Red broadcasts Peiping also said the U N Com mand faked a list of unre patriated Allied men for whom the UNC demanded an accounting Wednesday The Allied fist which includes 944 Americans came from various prisoners let ters and even the Reds own broad casts Peiping said the list was intended to divert world public opinion from the fact that a large number of KoreanChinese POWs who de are still being by the Ameri sire repatriation forcibly detained The EXPOWs MEET On hand to greet Cpl Jack Davis left at the Kokomo Municipal airport Thursday was Sgt John Weaver right who like Davis was a captive of the Communists for many months Sgt Weaver arrived home last Thursday Cpl Davis father Elmer Davis is standing behind Weaver Tribune Photo The City Traffic Commission passed two resolutions Wednesday afternoon that will cut parking space fn residential areas and one that will increase by a small amount the parking spaces near Main and Markland Streets A resolution was passed that will of to Philips Streets Parking will be allowed on the south side only un til April 1 1954 after which time parking will be allowed only on the northside for one year eliminate parking on one side Jefferson Street from Main A Glance Inside U S may give French many more billions of dollars to fight Commies in 10 Wonder drugs found useful in control of firebUght in crops Page 16 Mother of nine making bid for beauty on Page IS OTHER VITAL NEWS Births Classified Comics Deaths 2 Editorials Edson Column Lawrence Column Hospital Notes Radio Riesel Column Society Sports Television Theaters Tlpton News Peru News Another resolution prohibits parking on either side of Philips Street from Park Avenue to Kingston Road and on the west side from Kingston Road to North Street The commission instructed the traffic department to try angle parking on the west side of South Main Street from Markland Street to the first driveway south J M High commission member said that this would allow a few more parking spaces and will leave two 13 foot lanes for traffic These res recommended to Red radio apparently was ContiniMd on Pago 2 Column 3 CableCutting Marks Phone Strike Stall INDIANAPOLIS cable damage was reported today by the Indiana Bell Telephone Co as a strike of its employes remained where it had been all in a dispute over a striketermina tion clause Cables between Indianapolis and Dayton Ohio were damaged dur ing the night in five about 35 miles east of Indianapolis The method of damage was not an nounced Some teletype and long distance lines were broken Three of the breaks were repaired quickly and the other two were expected to be repaired by midmorning The company and the CIO Com munications Workers of America reached tentative agreement in their wage dispute Sunday but have been unable to clear the last ob stacle to settlement of the seven weekold strike Conciliator Arthur Pierson con tinued holding daily meetings with company and union negotiators The CWA represents em ployes in 82 communities Indiana Bell announced Wednes day night the signing of a new con tract with the Indiana Bell Com mercial Employes Association an independent union representing more than 700 employes The company said the contract to run for 15 months provides wage increases ranging up to a week an improved vacation clause and shortening of wage pro gression schedules from to 6 years Six cities Bluffton Hartford City Martinsville Rockville Craw fordsville and are advanced into higher wage zones Present pay scales were not dis closed The association has not been on strike Its previous con tract expired June 30 Craig Would Put Stale In Beer Business Sees It Only End to Politics In Distribution INDIANAPOLIS Craig says he may ask the 1955 Legis lature to put the state in the beer wholesaling business The governor said Wednesday night that the aim of the proposal was straightening out this beer politics mess which has plagued Mir state ever since prohibition ended in He added that it might mean 10 million dollars a year in additional revenue to the state T am very much against gov ernment conducting a Craig said But the beer business in Indiana has been political not free Beer wholesaling in Indiana esti mated to gross 10 million dollars a year has been operated by pri vate individuals ever since pro hibition ended The business generally has been profitable and wholesale licenses are regarded as top political pa tronage in spite of frequent de mands that the business be taken out of politics Craig said he is aware that the proposal for the state to take over the business would bring bitter op position from politicians interested in the more than 200 wholesaler ships He apparently is annoyed by un dercover struggles for the whole sale licenses If a business cant police itself the government should take cor rective the governor said His administrative assistant Wil liam E Sayer said the tentative plan calls for one state beer ware housesales building in most coun ties with several in the more populous counties Craigs Democratic predecessor Henry F Schricker moved against the beerpolitics setup early in his administration by forcing some Re publican wholesalers to take In Democratic partners These forced marriages gave each party a share of the patronage The newest proposal also might break up the granting of exclusive franchises by breweries to certain wholesalers to handle their brands in certain territories Craig has said he felt beer should be sold wholesale to any qualified dealer like any other commodity The plan was disclosed after hearing by the Alcoholic Beverage Commission on charges by a Sey mour Democrat that a competing beer wholesaler tried to pirate a popular brand of beer from him Karl Hackman made the accusa tion against Mode Thompson Brownstown Republican who got his license last May Hackman is asking the ABC to reverse its re fusal to renew his wholesaler li cense Thompson denied the accusation The refusal to renew Hackmans license wai based on the allega tion that ht sold beer on credit to the Seymour Eagles Lodge Lodge officials testified that only a few hours elapsed between the beer delivery and the issuing of the check The hearing will be continued olutions will be the city council Also discussed was the possibil ity of installing oneway alleys in an area bounded by Superior and Taylor Streets and Washington and Union Streets Alleys in this area would run one block in one direc tion and in the reverse direction for the next block High and Rob est S Whitehead city attorney pointed out that this would prevent motorists from using alleys as sec ondary streets and allow them to be used only to get to the rear of stores for deliveries Commission members decided to study the plan more thoroughly been in critical condition ever since he was hurt in an automobile col GRANTED ASYIUM Polish Consul Michael Krycun 40 has broken ties with Com munistruled Poland and has been granted political asylum in Canada a Winnipeg news paper reported Sept 9 Kry cun told the Polish legation in Ottawa I want to live in a free country as a free AP Wirephoto Friday Sen McCarthy Demands Army Answer Query Says Communist Propaganda Sent To 37 Commands WASHINGTON W Mc Carthy RWis has demanded that the Pentagon explain by nightfall if possible how the Army came to send out to 37 of its commands last year what the senator termed clearcut Communist propagan If you read this and believed it you would move to McCarthy told reporters pointing to photographic copies of 70 pages of a document he said was pre pared for an indoctrination course for intelligence officers and others There was no immediate com ment from the Defense Depart ment A preamble included in the por tions which McCarthy made pub lic said the purpose of the study was to develop an understanding of the Soviet people which would be militarily useful in case of and it added The problem is not to demonstrate the political injus tice and economic tyranny of the Bolshevik government but to illu minate the Russian in his exist ing McCarthy in other activities of his Senate investigations subcom mittee said he had 1 Called two witnesses for closed session questioning today about what McCarthy has termed Communist infiltration of Army civilian employe ranks The wit nesses names were not disclosed in advance 2 Ordered an inquiry into the Continued on Pofo 2 Column 4 Attendance WhoopedUp On Thursday Construction Costs Block New Building FRIDAY AT THE FAW By The Associated Press MANUFACTURERS DAY 4H Champion beef sale grand champion salw Coliseum and Gold Medal classes Swine Barn State Fair school honor banquet Farm Building Grand Circuit harness racing 8 State Fair Follies Grandstand 8 Show Coliseum By RICHARD C Hide GILL INDIANAPOLIS W Farmers Day at the Indiana State Fair which had been running short of 1952 attendance today pro duced the biggest early traffic Jam of the first eight days A harassed gateman comment ed If were gonna have Day lets make it Flying Farm ers A Fair Board spokesman said he saw nothing to worry about hi attendance that had reached 375 Wednesday night Thats hardly poor attend he commented and re ceipts are as good as The board said plans had been dropped for a new Farmers Build ing next year on the site of the old Conservation Building Con struction estimates have Jumped from to The official paid attendance Wednesday Childrens Day more than under the who were there on the same day last year The program today was headed by a parade of floats bands pets and hobbies Judging included AberdeenAngus Jersey and Ayr shire cattle Southdown and Corria dale sheep and Spotted Poland China and Hampshire hogs The Hoosler Futurities for 2year old trotters and pacers headed the Grand Circuit harness racing pro gram Mrs Harry Franklin of Avoca won the annual crochet contest Wednesday Two 4H Club demonstrators Helen Handick of Terre Haute and Mary Klepsch of Evansville won trips to the National Junior Vege table Growers meeting at Tulsa Dec 610 for placing first in the use of canned vegetables and frozen vegetables respectively Lynn wood Farms Carmel showed the grand champion Berk shire boar Walker Brothers Sheri dan showed the grand champion Berkshire sow Russell Schenck of Waynetown showed the grand champion Tarn worth boar Guy W Baker of Shelbyville had the grand champion sow and Garold Reden baugh and Son Covington the re serve champion Beef cattle winners included Red champion bull Wallace School 1st Graders Start Half Days on Monday First grade students will attend only half days at Wallace School beginning Monday J McFarlane Smith Center Township trustee revealed Thursday Smith said that the 112 first graders enrolled at the Wallace School have caused too much of an and the only pres ent solution is having them attend half days The trustee said it had not been determined yet which students would attend in the morning and who would go to afternoon classes The move to half days for the Wallace first graders is a change in the plans announced on Tuesday by Principal Paul Wartenbe ment Verlln Roach principal said that the school is very and that there were 332 children in classes Thursday Asked for what capacity the school originally was built Roach replied that around 250 pupils is a pretty heavy However the Darrough princi pal saW that his schools problem ran more along the teacher short age line than that of lack of space The school received new desks last year which are now installed and there are enough for each pupil to have one But teaching as in the case of Grade 1 56 pupils be comes a rather large load for one teacher He said that the school is considering hiring another to help out S P Burton Ridgeville grand champion female Purdue Farm Wanatah champion bull Portage Farm Woodville Ohio grand champion female Freeman and Graves Pulaski Tenn Polled Hereford grand cham pion bull Double E Ranch Sena tobia grand champion fe male HullDobbs Ranch Walls Miss Guernsey dairy herd Everett R Beaty and Sons Huntington New Polio Coses Reported at WASHINGTON New cases of infantile paralysis reported last week totalled straight week ber decreased from the preceding At that time Wartenbe said that There are only eight rooms for 7th District GOP Chairman Dies INDIANAPOLIS CB Milton K Fitzgerald 55 7th District Repubj First grade pupils will be divided classes will continue on full days for all because the teaching per sonnel wishes to avoid half days to do the pupils He pointed out that where there are no desks chairs had been set in the rooms for the pupils Smith said Thursday that the half day schedule would continue indefinitely or until we get another lican chairmanf died late Wednes day night in General Hospital The Washington man had and have representatives of truck companies appear at the next traf fic commission meeting to get their ideas on the plan Acting Police Chief Charles A lision here Aug 27 on his way home from a state employes party For a few weeks before that he had been an employe in the office ONeill mentioned that some I of Crawford F Parker secretary trucks were blocking streets when they pulled up to loading docks He said that conditions are particular ly bad on South Main Street High Continued on Pogo 2 Column 2 of state Fitzgerald previously worked with the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles and was once Daviess County sheriff at Washington by territories Smith explained Some in one territory will go in the morning and the others in another territory will attend in the after noon This will make it easier for pickups by buses he added Smith and Wartenbe were in In dianapolis Thursday afternoon ap parently talking the situation over with the state superintendent of schools in an effort to work out something Meanwhile Darrough Chapel School too is realizing a few prob In regard to increased enroll the 332 pupils now attending school Continuod on Pofo 2 Column 1 the second in which the num week It now appears the peak for 1953 was reached in the week end ed Aug the Public Health Service said today in its weekly summary There were cases listed in the week ended Aug 29 and in the week of Aug 22 For 1953 there have been cases reported through last week compared with in the simi lar 1952 period Over the nation last week 34 deaths from poliomyelitis wera reported Todays News Briefs INDIANAPOLIS group of school consolidation opponents from Kosciusko County asked the Indiana Supreme Court today to continue a block against construction of a new grade schoolat Nappanee CHICAGO Walter E McCarron there are over crowded flretrap slums in Chicago and that he will ask the mayor and health commissioner to explain why they are permitted to exist MIAMI Fla hurricane Dolly packing winds of 100 miles per hour took a slight curve to the northwest today lessening the threat to the Bahama Islands and the Florida coast BONN Germany TJ S State Department ban decided to halt publication of its official German language newspaper in West ern Germany but to continue it in Berlin STAMFORD Conn dungareeclad young men one with a dimpled chin held up a branch bank here today and scooped all the money out of the cashiers cages losa estimated at   

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