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   Traverse City Record Eagle (Newspaper) - January 24, 1952, Traverse City, Michigan                        DAILY AVERAGE PAID CIRCULATION 12 Monthi Enaing March 31. 1951 TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE NORTHERN MICHIGAN'S GREATEST DAILY GIVE DIMES UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE SIXTEEN PAGES TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1952 FIFTY-FOURTH PRICE FIVE CENTS Fifteen Freeze to Death in Dakota Blizzard These Days By GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY. TOTAL LOSS Great problems are not lightly solved nor do the slogans that drive men to blind acceptance of postu- lates save us from en or. Ours is a time when events course by so madly that few stand their ground stubbornly against the sea of troubles. We seem to leap from incident to incident. Suddenly there is a new emergency and men die. Since 1914, great empires have collapsed and nations hardly known then are now woild prob- lems. I nevei saw all this stated more accurately than in George F. Ken- nan's study, "American Diplomacy, 1900-195U." Kennan is to be our ambassador to Soviet Russia where he will have the advantage over msny of his predecessors, at least, of knowing the language and hav- ing a knowledge of the people and country. This is what he wrote: "I would like first to say a' word about the total result of these two world wars in Europe. These wars were fought at the price of some tens of millions lives, of untold physical destruction, of the de- struction of the balance of forces on the the price of rendering western Europe danger- ously, perhaps fatefully, vulnerable to Soviet power. Both wars were fought, really, with a -view to changing Germany: to correcting her behavior, to making the Ger- mans something different from what they were. Yet, today, if one were offered the chance of having back again the Germany of a Germany um by conservative but lelatively moderate people, no Nazis and no Communists, a vigor- ous Germany, united and unoccu- pied, full of energy and confidence, able to play a part again in the balanung-off of Rusbian power an there would be ob- jections to it from many quarters, and it wouldn't make everybody happy; but in many ways it wouldn't sound so bad, in compari- son with our problems of today. Now. think what this means. When you tally up the total score of the two wars, in terms of their osten- sible objective, you find that if there has been any gain at all, it is pretty hard to discern." This is not hindsight, certainly not as it applies to World War II. Many warned of the dangers of entei prise Such men as Her- belt Hoover Hugh Gibson, Charles Lindbergh, and even this writer, cautioned, betore and during that war. against the perils of opening the door to the Russians by de- suoying the Germans and the Japanese. We were called fascists in those da> s. Yet, the course of events has proved doubt, as Kennan says, that the gains, the advan- tages, the benefits of these wars are difficult to discern. Actually, there were none. Those wars have proved to be a total loss to utiliza- tion. The question then aiises. why otherwise sound persons never see the perils in their own decisions. Perhaps one answer is that with- out a grounding in history, too many are guided by the angers of the moment It is like that swift madness that drives a man to de- stroy his home and family over a trifling quarrel with his wife which the pet son would lesolve by understanding and weighing ot co isequenceb'. Hitler was an abhorrent person- but before Hitler, it was pos- sible to meet a defeated Germany with understanding. It was pro- posed during Woild War 1 to hang the Kaiser: ont of thar slogan came Hitler, and his successor is Stalin. (Please turn to Page 4, Col. 3) What the Angry Waters Did There was fury along with the sound Wednesday when a north gale whipped Grand Traverse bay into a frenzy. These pictures illus- trate the statement. The top pic- ture shows the Boardman river west of the new boulevard bridge and graphically shows the unusual- ly high water. The bottom picture was taken near the city carpenter shop at Clinch park and is a strik- ing example of "ice painting." Spray from the rolling waves lash- ed building-high and -flooded the area around the carpenter shop. An iron pilling around the Mor- gan property is all that prevented a serious wash-out in that area. NMC Gets Farm for Ag School Jerry Oleson Gives Land for Project South of Grawn Buried as Pauper, Leaves AUNT HET It seems like we hate our own sins most. I never knew a gos- sipin' woman that doesn't, talk like she despised gossips. YORK, Jan tlionties withdiew enough money fiom an aged recluse's "J500.000 estate today to move his body from a pauper's grave in potter's field to a more dignified plot on Long Island. King's Public Administra- tor ITyman Wank anthoiized the rebunal yesteiday after the fortune accumulated by Harry Chapin Smith was found m a safety de- posit box in a Biooklyu warehouse. Smith. S-l, died October 24 in a Urooklyn hospital. 1111! frail body was buried in pottei's Held after it had been unclaimed in a morgue for 12 The wealth that Smith had ac- cumulated was discoveied alter friends and neighbors began won- dering what .had happened to the bearded shabbily-dressed old man who wandered each night through the streets of Brooklyn collecting ouuk. He was missed, too. at the ware- house w here he went periodically, presumably to put money from his junk sales into his safety deposit vault. A search for Smith was begun by Alfred C. McKenzie. a Brooklyn lawyei. at the request of a banker who had known the eccentric re- cluse for many years. The banker, who asked to remain unidentified, said that Smith once had told him he was a man of means, despite his ragged, unkempt appearance, and wanted his money to go to charities following his death. Smith's admission did not startle the banker, who said the aged junk collector was a Harvard graduate with keen judgment of stock mar- ket conditions. As soon as McKenzie learned that Smith had died and been buried as a pauper in potter's field, an attempt was made to find if he had left a will Wank received court permission to open the safety deposit vault, where he found stacks of stocks and bonds and bankbooks from all sections of the country showing de- posits totaling There was no will in the vault, however, and authorities went to Smith's room that had been his home and collection point for more than 20 years. There they found that Smith had lived in squaloi. The room was cluttered with iunk and stacks of old newspapers and dog eared books that indicated Smith was a I man of more than average culture. It was apparent that Smith j cooked his meals with canned heat and slept in a Morris cJiair, for there was no room for a bed. After spending several hours go- ing through the debris, investiga- tors abandoned hope of finding a will and concluded Smith had died intestate. had himself appointed ex- ecutor of the estate until the right- ful heirs if there are step for- ward to claim the estate. He esti- mated there would be a rash. of claims but unless claimants can prove their relationship to Smith, the lecluse's fortune will go to the city. Wank's first move was to order Smith's body exhumed from pot- ter's field and transferred to a cemetery in either Brooklyn or Queens county Truman Forces Make Plans to Stop Kef auver WASHINGTON, Jan Sen. Estes Kefauver, who has as- sured the Democrats a party fight this year, began casting about to- day for promising state primaries in which to make his long-shot bid for the presidential nomination. He already has entei ed the Illf nois primary, and he announced plans to enter in California. He promised to disclose within a few days what- he will do in other states. The Tennessee Democrat, who captured national attention presid- ing over the senate crime investi- gation last year, announced at a news conference yesterday that he will seek the Democratic presiden- tial nomination. He said he is in the race "to the whatever President Truman may do about seeking reelection. The fact that he gave no heed to Mr. Truman's still undisclosed plans has already led some admin- istration Demociats to join a stop- Acceptance of a farm offered to Northwestern Michigan College and drafting of an agricultural pro- gram to be incorporated into the college curriculum have been rec- ommended by the newly formed agricultural advisory board of the regional educational institution. Formed at a recent college board meeting, with Orville Walker, agri- cultural agent for Kalkaska and Cra ,'forcl counties, as its chairman, the advisory board met this week and endorsed the plan ot establish ing an agricultural school in this area, making several recommenda- tions regai ding the college pro- gram. One iecouiinendation was for the board to accept a farm tendered by Jerry Oleson of this city, offered to the college through the Traverse City Kiwanis club The farm is lo- cated just south of Chum's Cor- ners on US-31 seven miles south of Traverse City and consists ot 213 acies. including 30 acres of woodlot It was also recommended that additional property be procured over a period of time to increase the size of the land available tor I agricultural purposes by the col- Ilege to 500 acres j Other steps uiged by the board included reserving one of the bar- racks buildings now owned by Northwestern Michigan College for use on the faun site to build mini- mum classroom facilities, dormi- tory, and shops In considering an agricultural program, the advisory group ap- proved a terminal program consist- ing of on-the-Job training to gain practical knowledge of agricultural methods; a college parallel agricul- tural program to enable students to transfer to Michigan State College to continue college level training; and a seiies of short courses aimed at improving agricultural practices in the area, to be so scheduled that the courses will be available dur- ing the time farmers could take advantage of the opportunities of- fered. Chairman Walker appointed a three-man committee composed ot Wilbur McMath, agricultural in- structor at Traverse City high school, Arthur Glidden, Grand Traverse county agrieultuial agent, and Walter Kirkpatrick, Antrim (Please turn to Page 2, Col. 3) Kefauver movement. Sen. Brian McMahon (D-Conn) has' been entered in the Illinois presidential primary with the back- ing of state organization Demo- crats. When pro-Kefauver activity appeared in Minnesota. Sen. Hu- bert H Humphrey (D-Minn.) was persuaded to become a "favorite son'1 candidate in that state. Some Democratic party strate- gists have predicted a similar pat- tern in other states where Ke- fauver may decide to bid for dele- gates who will pick the nominee at the party convention next July. In his announcement, the Ten- Cherry Grange Selects Best Pie Makers First prize in the Cherry Center Grange sixth annual cherry pie baking contest Wednesday evening was awarded to Mrs. Revella Nick- erson, Silver Lake Grange, in the adult group and to Joan Schavey in the 15-21 year age group. Second prize in the adult group went to Vera Dana, and to Coreue Dolun in the junior class. First pnze winner in the cherry dessert class was Veia Dana and second place was wou by Jean Underwood. A total ot 26 contestants vied for the prizes and a capacity ciowd at- tended the program at Pen- insula townnnll. Judges for the event were Mr. and Mrs. Barney nessee senator said world peace is Meadows. Mr. and Mrs. Bud King, the paramount issue today He said I Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Graham, and he was proud of foreign policy j Mable home economist, achievements under Democratic ad- Grand Rapids. ministrations but that he would A baked goods sale was under hope to develop "positive and ere- the direction of Mr. and Mis. Robert ative elements" in foreign policy. Sanborn and Mr. and Mrs. James He also said he was proud of, Hortou were in charge of awarding economic and social gains made i a door prize which was presented under Democratic administrations to Mrs. Henry- Kitchen. Small Fire Firemen from the local depart- ment made one run Wednesday. A si..all fire, started from a lighted cigaret took one truck to the U I on East Front street. No damage was reported by firemen. but that "we still have far to go." Kefauver has been associated Dorothy Craig, Florence Lardie and Nancy Paterson served the closely with the "liberal" lunch and Mrs. Amy Fisher and wing of the Democratic party than other southern Democratic sena- tors. He did tell his news confer- ence that lie was opposed to a Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) with compulsory powers to enforce decisions against racial discrimination. He added, however, that he would support the party platform on this issue, if nonii- i nated. Mrs. Ted Dana were in charge of contest entries. Lloyd Fislier was official greeter for -the evening. Grange Master Henry Kitchen expressed appreciation this morn- ing to Rennie Oil Company, Max's Tire and Appliance, Cole Brothers, James Electric and Graham Elec- tric for sponsoring piizes and Ken Bell and his son, Ronnie, for pro- viding entertainment. THE WEATHER ope for Soon DETROIT, Jan. weather: Lower cloudy and colder tonight, lowest zero to 10 below, except 15 below in in- terior. Friday pai tly cloudy and not so cold. Occasional light snow. No Shortage of Consumer Goods in WASHINGTON, Jan A government expert said today there will be "no shortages" of re- frigerators, w a s h e i s, television sets or.other household consumer goods Ihis year. The cheeriul piedictiou came By United Press Rescue parties set out today to search for the bodies of two per- sons missing m the chest-high (drifts and numbing cold which al- ready have claimed at least 15 lives in the midwest deep freeze. The rescuers left Murdo, S. D., to try to find Rancher Pete Judd and his nephew, Cecil Judd, 20. The bodies of the elder Judd's two daughters were discovered huddled together last night, the state's fourth and fifth victims of the blizzard-cold wave. The drills have now given up the bodies of fiAe in South Dakota, 'me in Minnesota and one in North Dakota. Forecasters said they had no hope for an immediate warm-up The four Judds had been miss- ing since Monday when the two men picked up the girls at a school four miles awav. The Judd's jeep was lound abandoned later in a snow drift and the bodies of the girls. Flora. and Helen, eight, were nearby. The search for the men was giv- en up temporarily because of a ground blizzard but they weieitriso presumed dead. Meantime, the freeze prowled into the east and extended fingers Annual C-C Meeting to be Friday Night Thirty-Sixth Session to Hear Outstand- ing Speaker Traverse City's Chamber of Com- jmerce will hold its 36th annual j meeting at the Park Place hotel I Friday evening, highlighted by an 'address by one-of the nation's out- standing speakers, election of j Chamber officers, and presentation I of the annual distinguished bervicc award to some citizen. This major event on the Cham- ber's yearly calendar open with a dinner at p. m. Tickets were still available today for Fri from Leslie P. Doidge, who heads as far south as the gulf states tho consumei products division of j where temperatures dipped sharply tile National Production Authoritv Doiclge said his survey of Chicago's big semi-annui.il furniture and houscware shows convinced him et just about any household weve lorecast tor to" s they can pay tor this year from above in the that American families to items Doidge was speaking only ol household goods. Cutbacks in steel, which will sharply restrict anloivo- bile output, aie out ot his prov- ince. But Iheie was cheerful news on the automobile trout also. Sen Blair Moody told newsmen last night he hit1- been in fanned that "rephasing'' of the Hit-wins; air force progiam will make available to automate! s "several million" more pounds of aluminum during tho second quarter ot ihis jear. from balmy highs. The coliT air mass brought dropping tempera- tures to Michigan accompanied by be able 're's'1 snow. Abnormally low read- forecast for tonight De- troit area to 15 below zero in the inteiior sections of northern Mich- igan A new storm closed in on Cali- fornia, promising a good-size drenching for noithern and central California today and tomorrow and more snow in the High Sierras. The new storm threatened to end a two-day dry spell which brought relief trom last week's disastrous snows and floods. The mercury slumped to 30 be- low zei o in parts ol North Dakota, one of the states hardest hit by The Michigan Democrat laid 'the cold blasts. Atjeast 1-1 persons government otiicials are "very con- fident" there be enough alum- inum to spare to let the industry turn out curs during April, May and June. The "lephasma" doe-- not moan fewer planes for the air forcp, Moody said, but a ditteienl sched- ule lor their delivery. Ho said the additional aluminum imsht S5.000 jobs, in the auto industry. Meanwhile, a bill was put into the congressional hoppoi by Moody and Rep John Dingell (D-Mich to have federal government pay ex- tra unemployment compeiif-alion to workeib i lied by cutbacks in cnilian production. were treated tor trost bite in neigh- boi ing South Dakota, including sev- en snow plow ciewmen found near Kellar's Corners. lu N 01 Ih Dakota, truck driver Gillette 29. walked to safety ychterdav aftei huddling 21 hours in the relrigerator compartment of his, trm k to keep warm. The tem- peiatme inside was o 'mild" 30 compared to the sub-zero cold outside. Others were not so lucky. Yir- (Please turn to Page 2, Col. 5) SLIDES UNDER TRUCK PONT1AC, MICH. Jan 21 eai-old Geiald A. Dalton Fourteen othci senators ami I was in critical condition in Pon- three other congressmen lomed hi tiac Geneial Ijospital today after sponsoring the measuie, which would expire with the present emergency and would leave unem- (Please turn to Page 2, Col. 4) the rear wheels of an empty auto haulaway truck passed cner his body while ho was s-iedchng in front of his home. PRESIDENT-ELECT SMETHELLS day's meeting, but a sellout crowd of "several hundred persons is ex- pected tomorrow evening. President-elect William "Smeth- ells. unanimous choice of two nom- inating committees, will formally be elected to oflice during the bal- loting which will lead off the meet- ing program. Three directors will also be elected from a slate of six candidates. Doug Lmder will serve as toast- master for the evening, with Rev. Francis Foley of Grace Episcopal chinch giving tho invocation. Gaiy S. Morgan, retiring presi- dent of the Chamber, will speak- briefly and award certificates ot service to past directors, and C. A. Kidder will piesent a certificate to the retiring president. Presentation of the 1S31 dis- linkuNhed service award will be j made by G. W. Power, lecipient ot the 1950 award. The individual, un- I announced until the annual meet- ing, is chosen by the Chamber's hoard of directors. Following tho report on election results by Harold Jordan, election j chan man, retiring President Mor- gan will present the new officers. I Dr. Kenneth McFarland of Tope- kn, Kau one of the nation's best known educators and speakers, will conclude the program with an ad- dress. His topic will be, "Five Buckets of Paint." An 'Award' for Munn from MSC Alumni When Head Coach Clarence "Biggie" Munn of Michigan State College arrived at Batsakin Inn Wednei- day evening to Address a dinner meeting of the MSC Alumni Association of the Grand Traverse area, ha was the object of a bit of horseplay by alumni officials. Munn is shown as he was presented with a "baloney medal" by President Ormond Danfprd, right, of the alumni group. Others in the picture, from to rinht are Steve Sebo MSC backfield coach; Mayor Julius Sleder, who introduced the coaches on the uet program; and Hugh' (Duffy) Daugherty, Spartan line coach. (Record-Eagle Fotocut) banquet progr   

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