Iola Register, July 2, 1955

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July 02, 1955

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Iola Register (Newspaper) - July 2, 1955, Iola, Kansas THE lOLA REGISTER VOLUME LVIII. No. 214. Thn Weekly HrgiMer. K^lithinhfii ISHT lOLA, KANSAS. SATURDAY KVKNIXC. .Il.l.Y 1'. U).".. i..i, ll.iily UiMMlM. all.i I.,1a |i;,,iv I,Ml,., FOUR PAGES 'It Could Happen Here' Titi not saying it's going to happen. I am saying it could happen. Russia could drop 100 atomic or hydrogen bombs simultaneously on important American cities, in-cludiag the Mid we!**, if she should decide to attempt a knock-out sneak attack. ",Shc has the planes and she has the bombs. "Granted that it's not likely - Isn't it better to be prepared and not have it happen than to have it happen and not be prepared?" This was the theme of a convincing argument to "get serious" about civil defense presented tq Idla's three service clubs in a combined meeting last night by Warren G. Paramore, executive assistant director for civil defense -in Kansas. Paramore laid particular emphasis on ' the tremendous difference between the relatively local effects of an atomic bomb of the Hiroshima .. days and the widespread danger frgm a Bikini-lypc hydrogen bomb... Such a bomb on Wichita, Topeka or Kansas City could easily produce a dcatb-^e�MAg "fallout" of radioactive ash in lola.. No place is safe any more. The speaker also pointed put the matheiViatical tact that if it were necessary to evacuate VVichita, Topeka, and Kansas Gity, Kas., because of bomb damage, it would mean doubling the population of every other cfty in the "state in order to absorb them. "Is lola preparoA to give shelter, food, fire service and police protection to 14,000 people in an emergency?^_he asked. "Do you have a trained group of volunteer auxiliary policy and firemen?" Paramore said that on a certain day last month, upper-air jet streams were of such a direction and velocity as to have made it possible for Russian bomt)crs to fly from Siberia to Topeka in eight hours - less time than it would have taken them to fly from western Russia to New York. He cited this as additional proof that no part of the United States is safer than any other_ part any more. He also mentioned it as a reason why a Ground Observer Corps will soon be organized in Kansas. Radar, he said, is- generally helpless - to spot planes flying at less than 6,000 feet. Therefore it must always be supplemented by ground observers who'"Can' 'spot low-flying atUckers and pass the word on to defense air bases. He told how these air bases are being maintained throughout the nation today on a 24-hour-a-day alert, how a certain number of pilots are always sitting around in full flying regalia ready to "scramble" into the air on a moment's notice. They actually get into the air within four minutes of the time an alert sounds, he said, and.they are being drilled daily to reduce the time to three minutes. "If the air force can do thi.s much for us," he asked, "can't we spend two to four hours a week as vohintcerSi manning observer stations, to help them in return?" Farairiore gave credit to Ben Ellis for the work he is-doingas county civil-defense director but pointed out that civil defense is a community job. Scores and hundreds must co-operate if it is to be effective. Moran Bus Driver Award Nominee MpRAN (^pec.).^Eugene Todd, bus driver for the- Movan schools, has been nominated for consideration as "Kansas School Bus Driver of thieYe-ar" according to Adel-F.  Throckmorton, state superintendent of public instruction. Todd will ' compete with-oiUijBf flomiaccs. fjrom fill part.'i of Kansas Jnir:aiv�-fiH> and prizes which are awarded by the Kansas Motor Carriers Association. � " Burrowing Hose Has Owner And Scientist Toor--Buffaloed DOWNEY, Calif. l,1wThc panicn hose that George Di I'p-so houKhl .isn't watering the,lawn. It is giving George the willies. It is doing the Indian rope trick,' in rcverso. He'd take it back to the hardware store, if he could hanfllc it. Di Peso made all this known tonight, and more, as follow.s: The hose is ht'having like a .snake, although it i.s only a half inch in diamotcr and iiukIo of .plasti(;. It has burrowed ll.sclf into the Di Peso lawn, and ti 'keeps going deeper into the ground. Nobody can pull it out. The water hasn't been turned on. Evierybody tried a hand in reclaiming the sinking hose, but the more they pulled the deeper it sank into the lawn. Di Peso hitched it to the bumper of liis auto and pulled in low gear, but the hose stretched, then snapped near the faucet. Less Tense In Chile SANTIAGO, Chile (,?V-Interior Minister Osvaldo Koch has predicted an end today of the strike by 60,000 government public service, employes which has forced a state of emergency in' parts of Chile. After a long conference last night with strike leaders Koch said he was confident a friendly ,settlement would be reached today. But the government silll ordered reserve troops to active duly, re-enforcing local garrisons. President Carlos Ibancz declared the emergency yesterday when workers in the govcrriment-owncd railway, streetcar and bus systems and postal and telegraph departments walked out demanding wage increases and extra compensation to-offset rising living costs. The president's decree covered four states and sections of several others, placing all the nation's industrial areas under military control. Some trains were operated by soldiers, but the internal telegraph service and all postal services were paralyzed. Privately owTied buses continued operating. The Chilean Central Labor Union threatened a general strike in support of the government employes. "., The strikers demanded pay matching that in private industries. This would cost the government 29 billion pesos. Also iisked arc cost-of-living bonuses which would mean another 12 bijiion pesos from the government treasury. The free market rate of the peso is 630 to the dollar. I To compound the mystery, the , hoso then sank another 18 inches I into the groimd. Di Peso tied it I to the faucet last night but today ; il had gone down two feet more and was bending the hydrant pipe, i The hoso is now 13 foel in the I ground. I It has dfsrended cleanly through the clay structure. There is no trace of water action." There are ' no utiderground wells in the vicin-iity and the water VaWi- i.s-12f)-fiE�et jl)elow the surface. Di Peso says he doesn't think anybwly is play-WR a tnek on him, -and he's not kidding anybody, either. Dr. Ian Campbell of the California Institute of-Technology gc6-ology department says he can't i explain the phenomenon "but if it { were niy hose I'd start digging ! and find out what's on the other I end." Electric Power Off For Period Sunday The electric power will be off between 6 and 8 a. m. Sunday in the area between Washington and Cottonwood north of Monroe, Clem Griffith, city engineer, said this morning.-Power will be disrupted while repair-s^are being made to the lines in that area. Mexican Farmers Stage Protest Against Tax HKOWNSVIM-E, Tex. l/IWSol-dicis guard(;d banks across the Rio Grandof at Matamoros today after Mexicafi farmer-s threw road blo'cks across highways entering this border tourist haven and stopped commercial transporta tion. But Culver Gidden, American counsiil at Matamoros, said the farmers' strike against a 22.55 per cent export tax on . cotton wan peaceful, and the soldiers were only a precaution. "They're prob-ahly not needed," he said. The farmers' action started yei;-terday morning when hundreds of farmers drove trucks and automobiles across major highway.s entering Matamoros, in the center of one of North America's greatest cotton-producing areas. Gidden said the farmers want a lower export duty on cotton, now ab'out 5 per cent higher than similar duties on Mcxicali, Baja California, area cotton. Wichita Man Held For Drunk Driving Virgil B. Wilson, 52, Wichita, was arrested on US-54 in lola by Lloyd Baker and Dick Harbaugh, highway troopers, and charged with driving while intoxicated. The troopers were called � by a citi-zcn who reported that a car was being driven crvalieaUy on Madison. The officers stopped Wilson about 6 p. m. and confined him in the county jail last n^ht. He is to appear in the coualy. court today,.,.,.....,> Nehru and Tito Reaffirm J^ilh III Co-existence BELGRADE, Yugoslavia l*V-Prime Minister Nehru of India and President Tito of Yugoslavia have reaffirmed their belief that coexistence is "the only possible way to preserve peace and insure the existence and progress of human society." - . The two leaders iirst .stated their adherence to peaceful coexistence as national policy when Tito visited India last December. Yesterday they made similar declarations at a luncheon honoring Nehru,' who now- Is makinjf""a week's slate visit to Yugoslavia. Gov. Hall Lists 21 Appointees TOPEKA i/ri - Twnty-pne appointments or reappointments to slate executive positions, boards and commissions have been announced by Gov. Fred Hall. The governor also disclosed .Slate, l}.an\i C'omiuvssipncr .Frank Oberg, Clay Center, has decfihed reappointment but has agreed to remain on the job until a successor is named Albert II. Diekerson, lola, a retired Army officer, was named .supervisor of the 3.2 t)ecr division of the rcvemio and taxation commission succeeding W.- D. Daily, Pittsburg, who resigned last week. Other new appointments: State, Grain Advi.soi^y Commission-.lames H. Dean, Hutchinson, and Willard Mathews, Haviland,' for three-year terms succeeding R. C. Davidson Sr., Hutchinson, and Paul Wowls, Wichita; Roy A. Kistler, Colby, to fill the unexpired term' of Uusscll Sites, Grinnoll, ending .luly 1,- 1057. State Banking Board-Allan J. Sever, Kansas Cityf for a four-year term Replacing Dwight Co-burn. .Kansa>s-. City. . , State Savings and Loan Board- Robert N. Allen, Chanute, and Deane G. Ilutton, Kingman, for four-year terms replacing: Prank G. Todd, Atchison, and Ervin E. Lake, Medicine Lodge. State Hospital Advisory Council -Verner Smith, Salina, and Hulda 0. Wegener, Topeka, for four-year, terms succeeding Leon Sherwood, Independence, and Irma Law, Topeka; John K. Hayes, Hutchinson, to fill the unexpired term of Tom Lillard Jr., Salina, ending July 1, 1956. ...... State Board of Nurse Registration - Mabel Campbell, Kansas City, Sister Lena Mac Smith, Newton, and Mrs. Mildred Bumpf, Topeka, for four-year, terms replacing Sara A. Patterson, Lawrence, Sister Hilda Mueller, Newton, and Mrs. Myrtle Hobson, Kingman. State Board of Registration and Examination for Architects - Arthur Harris, Wichita, for a four-year term replacing C. F. Boucher, Wichita. Reappointments made by Hall arc: School Retirement Board - Anthony E. Roth, Hays, for a four-year term. State Banking Board-Floyd E. Lull, Smith Center, for a three-year term. Advisory Hospital Council-Dr. John L. Grove, Newton, for a four-year term., State Board for Registration and Examination for Architects-Harold English, Hutchinson, for 'a four-year term. Kansas Technical Institute Advisory Board-Dr. John Wesley Hayes, Wichita, Lloyd Kerford, Atchison, and Dr. J. G, W. Soanes, Kansas \City, for two-year terms. Hall explained that although the 1955 Legislature voted to cIoe the instit\ite, it still is technically in existence. Steel Price Hike Quick Foliow-Up To Pay Increase I'lrrsiU'RCH (/T)--U. S. SloeU rorp., which ^ri-atiled an avrraK'' in (�111 ail hour \ya|,,'(', Id it.'^ t'liiploycs to break till' ii;ick (if ;i iijitioiuvidc .stool .striko.i.s iiricoH ahout ii7.'"iO ;i lull. , . I'liK .stici'.s action c.-inu' .s)ioiily aflor il oiidcd tho .shortest walkout in tho inilti.slr.v'.s liist.ory in a aKt'eemont \silli tho CK) I'liitod Stoolworkens. Within a Tow hours al'lor Ihe 12-hour strike ondod ye.ster-dji.v .dl of tlio i idiistry'.s "Hifir ISix" had followod the loader I in .HKfooinK' loiho pay i)'5*-;- READY-AND HApPY-TO GO BACK TO WORK-SteeL workers, riiany of them carrying lunch pails, prepared to go back to work, cheer llu; end of the 12-hour steel strike as they wait in front of tho Uumeslcad Works of the U. S. Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a wage agreement was reached between their uiuon, th CIO�.Sleelworkers and l'';S.-Steel, giving the workers a lucent waj;e increase. Workeis all over the nation left their jo))s Jmu- 3i� with the strike getting \nider way at midnight. (AP Wircpholo) STATE TRAFFIC TOLL TOPEKA 1*1-Kansas traffic fa talities listed by the State Accident Records Section: In the last 2i hours-0. To date in 19.55-263. Same period 1954-2,')9. DAVID J. McDONAIJ), President of the CIO United Steel-workers Union, smiles broadly after an agreement between the Mhm and the pace-setting United ' States Steel Corp., was reached. The nation's steel mills were .shut down less than 12 honrs when the settlement was annouunceri. (NEA. Toltphoto.) wise family will. . . MrSvRo^a Miartin Dies Jn .Colorada..... ' COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Ml -Mrs. Rosa M. iSartin, 81, wWow of U. S. Rep. JoHn A. Martin of Pueblo, died at a hospital yesterday after extended illness. Bom in 1874 at Centralia, 111., she was Martin in 1891, when they moved t,o La Junta. They- 1897 to Pueblo, where Mrs,, Martin made Ijpr home uptii moving here in 1944. SurvTvorsTiWluae a sister. Mrs. Carl Evans of Garnett, Kas,_______ Funeral services and burial' win -b*-�t-PuebIo-Tuesday7-- 0 , # v ^0 �f 1- A-B-C OF-HOtlDAY-S^AFCTY-ThTs year'r>^ July celebration brings most" folks another long vveekcnd. The last one we had was over Memorial Day. In that 70-hour period. 368 people were killed in-trstfic-accidents in the UrS. Drive carcfiiUyiqt^^ u sijiiHlif tor tRTl^atlorinr  Safety Couocil. ^wrsc Is Heroine In Hospital Fire CALDWELL, Kas. (/PV-A nurse risked flames and exploding oxygen tanks to rescue two infant boys from the Caldwell General Hospital yesterday. Nine other patients, all adults, also were removed without harm;*^ . The nurse, Mrs. Eleanor Smith, about 38, a widow, forced her way into the hospital nursery, to seize the babies in their bassinets. She tried to take them down a stairway but intense heat forced her back. She rushed to a second story window of the thrce-slor^ building, ripped out a screen and dropped the babies in their bas-slnet.s' into �thc'arm.s' of' Allen Rader; 17, who was helping with rescue operations. Ffremen brought Mrs. Smith down a ladder to safety. - A 95-year-old woman patient was -carried down a ladder. The fire, of unknown origin, started near a ramp leading to'thc Troop Bill Over Hump WASHINGTON Wi-Hep. Vin.son (D-Ga) predicted today Congress soon will give I'n-siilent Eisenhower "the kind of (military) reserve pr(i,i;raMi he w;uils." Vinson, chairtnan of the House Armed Services Comnuttee, said in an interview )w expects- "no trouble" in the Senate for a measure to swell the nation's 700,Ooo-man reserve to a trained force of 2,!)00,l)iK) by mw. S(!n. Kussell (DCa), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Com-niilti''e,� Said a sulicnniniitlee soon will begin heai-ings on the bill, Breaking a six-week i ni p o s s e over an antisegri'gjilion proposal, the lliAise passed llie bill yesterday liy voice vote, In an earlier key v(il(\ Hepulili-cans and .Soulhern Deniocrals combined to ili-teat a new (fforl by Hep. Powell {DN'^') to hi-jng about racial integration in tlu; National Guard. The. Powi'll ainend-Ament went down on . a l.MMUS f'stanfling vote. The measure woidd set up a' new six-months training program U& teenage vohuitceis who would he ohiigale.fl to serve V'i. years' reserve duty, hut would|)c the two-year draft. It also provides that reservists [ailing to niaiiilain prescribed training sl.-indards could he recalled for '\:> d;i.vs' active duty. Vin.son (-ailed rl a "gofid strong l)ill, the knitl llii- I'n-sidrMit Wiinls." 'I'lie first .-illi'iiipt to j;(-t a re-scivi' bill thionuh ihe failed .M.-iy IH when I'owcll won accept tance of an aincndiiicnl to bar the ,^;iiiiienl of reservists to segregated National Guard units. }U-w;is siippoited then by iii;iny im'iii-hers who opposed the reserve pro-grtM,!.) f'.ii:-,;),'ly of riiasoiii;. 'l-'he liill then was--w+Uulni.wji to save it, from possible defeat. second floor. Several oxyKcn taiik.'t stored in the area exploded and' went through the .j;oof,vOne sailed 100 feet across an alley. Firemen whipped the' blaze in 30. minutes, - . Dr. Leon F. Kinnan, who operates the. hospital, said he roul|ln't estimate the loss, which wa.s. asons. HeLh.u.sj5and, .W4UaH.v P,-HtW.-by, publisher'of the' Uouslon -Post, has been ill with arthritis. Marion H. Folsom, under-* secretary of the Treasury, has -Ixrn mcritioned-JULlMrtually- certain" to. be Mrs. Hobby's successor. Mrs. Dave Tyler Taken by Dcalli :-Mtfi-^HtiVf 'i'.ricfT-frt-r-loltiT'dit-d-liist night at The Osborne Clinic, Colony, -following the l>iif)i .of a son, Richard K'. .Mr and Mrs 'j'yler have lived in lola since l!),l.'i. In addition to her hii.shaiid and infant son, she leaves two .sons," Willi;iin P. of tiie home, and .lames I). 'I'.v-|er, lola: two daiig.hleis, Lois and Helen of the honie. --'Service-:-; will -Kf'' fn-M] :it"2 p- 'in,, Tuesday at the W:riit;h Funeral Home . liiirial will he at Highland Ceuic.tcry. , ' , . Tliey aiH' Fiotlilohoiii SLcol Corp., Uopuhlio, .Joiio.s & I.auKhlia, VjMiJiKstown Shoot & 'I'liijo anil Inhiiid Stool. The conipanies indicated they, too, will follow big steel in maik-ing up prices. As a consequence, consumers soon will pay more for the count-les.-i products made 'from steel. , Clifford F. Hood, U.S. Steel president, said the 5.8 per cr'nt hike -^vvliieh will ,put .,a $l.'12.,'iO price tag on a ton of basic carbon steel -wasn't entirely the result; of the wane increase. Hood said other, factor."! are involved, such as increased taxes and new construction. Wlule jubilant steelworkers were relurnint; to the mills union officials stood by to gel more con-ii.icl sitinaliires. They in'dieated they \Vftuld .have no tronblo with any of Ihe 96 conipanies in the imiustry which employ liOO.OOO USW dues pay(!rs. Pittsburgh Steel was among tho companies which agreed to the new pact last night. There was an air of urgency to sign. None of the companies seemed to want a moment wasted in their efforts to get their mills glowing again. Profits have been high this >;ear, orders are rolling in, and almost everyone predicts record production through at least the remainder of 1955. Thar was one rca.son, porhaps, why Ihe strike was the shortest in the industry's history. : - Freeze and Sweat Over Nation Today (By th* AmoH�I�iwl\rf?C'7nTial""foiMhis month a .soi'a and a large engraved silver j't'otal this year to. da.te tray. Veteran Actress Dies On Stage LOS ANGELES im - Veteran., Broadway actress Isabel Bonner died last night in the midst of a scene on the, stage of the Cathay Circle Theater. The curtain was rung down immediately. 'I'he audience, at the tlie.-iier where she was playing the female lead in "The Shrikt^" didn't know what had happened until StaRo Manager Henry Staudlgl --told them she^ was dead. .Miss Boniief waa 47, -Staudigl-said he believed a heart attack caused her death. A post mortem examination to determine tlie , cause will be made today, the cor-oner's office said, _ .Slio was playing a hospital scene �^lh male lead Dane Clark in the fir.1t act when she suddenly fell forward on tho bed where Clark was supposed to bo a patient. Clark leaned for.warrt. and. putr his arm around her. "Ann, speak to me," he interpolated into the dialogue. ''Is something the matter? What's wrong, darling? 'I love you." Then he.realized something was-wrong. He turned to the wings and sai'('l:_ � ;' ' '"' � "Bring down the curtain." The c.' was deeply shocked. Clark had tears in his eyes'as he left th? i-lag?. H-e !o!d, a r'opcrter-: '� -"I'm sick. She died in my.aro,\5. Hlw-.'.efyi.-isep hu.sbafld-^vsi-rc- my; ; best' friend.s."''.' ' ' Fog Shrouds Fate Of Marine Fliers TOKYO i,iv-the search for two nighC,,-.....____________......72i4BisHing; M-iH-ine flicrx-draggea- JBta---  its .sixth (lay. with no sign pf. cither man today. - Capt. H. P. Montague, of Jackson, Miss.,' and 2nd LI. David Win-ton Bell of Wayzata, MJnn., were nnesumed _ driftiag_lLClpiessIy-on_-1 life rafts in tlie fog off Japan. High a year ago tod_ay Low a .year ago today .Normal for torlay . Preripitalton 24 hours ending 8 a. m. This month to d'alc 104 74 77 0 .60 3.06 18.90 i Deficiency since Jan.' 1............' .7ti Their Marine Sky Knight jet ran .out of gas in fog Sunday night ;