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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 251 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Self-Acknowledged 'Boogler 9 Caught In Act Side Swipes KIEL, Germany (AP) — Police reported a motorcycle rider in a Kiel hospital today is expected to survive after: 1. He suffered serious injuries in a collision with a truck in a suburb; 2. The ambulance taking him to the city collided with a streetcar. 3. A second ambulance that picked him up collided with a car. Tfiis A Game? LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - Wayne Barto, of nearby Palmyra, was shot to death on his 18th birthday Sunday during a game in which he and another boy hid behind trees and shot at each other, authorities reported. Dist. Atty. James R. Whitman of Lebanon County said Barto was killed by a bullet fired from a .22-caliber rifle by Terry Meyers, 17, also of Palmyra. JAMES W. HICKS, an admitted "booglar". Banker Heads KSU Drive MANHATTAN (AP) - Thomas H. Griffith, Manhattan banker, has been named chairman of the major gifts division for Kansas State University's Second Century Fund drive. Griffith's acceptance was announced by L. W. Newcomer, El Dorado, national chairman for the campaign. The goal is $2.5 million. Money raised will be used to endow distinguished professorships, for student aid in the form of scholarships and loans, and to augment the library and laboratory equipment of the university. The drive is expected to be completed in 1962 as K-State celebrate* the centennial of land- grant colleges. No Integration Order By Church KANSAS CITY (AP)-The International convention of Christian Churches refused today to order the integration of National City Christian Church in Washington. It adopted a statement which said this decision was based on a tradition of church government rather than the race issue. The arguments before the assembly today followed closely those put before the committee on recommendations last week. These boiled down to a contention that the independence of the local congregation is the paramount consideration. The convention launched a new do-it-yourself education program for adults. Petitions To Go To Commission Petitions signed by more than 1,300 Ottawans protesting the proposed expansion of the municipal power plant will be presented to the city commission Wednesday night. Petitions with 1,363 were filed Saturday at the city clerk's office. Other copies were still out and were expected to be filed today. City Clerk Don Capper said his office will check the signatures to see if the signatures are valid. Only registered voters were eligible to sign. Capper said today he isn't yet sure whether petitions filed after Saturday will be acceptable. The petitions were to be filed within 15 days after publication on Sept. 16 of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of a generator for the power plant and the sale of revenue bonds up to $780,000 to pay'for ft. Sunday was the 15th day after publication of the ordinance, but the clerk's office wasn't open. An article in The Herald Saturday incorrectly stated that copies of the petition could be signed at the Kansas Loan Company. The copies were available at the Kansas Land Company instead. Capper said he doesn't know how long it will take his office to check the signatures. The petitions ask that Ottawans be given an opportunity to vote on the proposal. If the move is successful, it would be the first time in the city's history the public will have demanded a ballot voice on a proposal made by the commission. Signatures of 20 per cent or 937 of the voters are required to block the ordinance. "I'm a 'booglar,' " an intruder admitted in an Ottawa, home Saturday night shortly before he tried to slash his way out and ran into the arms of two alert policemen. James W. Hicks, 41, 607 W. 2nd, was in the Franklin County jail today awaiting filing of burglary, grand larceny and felonius assault charges. He was surprised in the home of Mr. and Mrs Herbert Welsh, 319 S. Locust. Welsh stalled Hicks long enough for his wife to call the police, then scuffled briefly with the intruder before he tried to flee. Welsh gave this sequence of events. He and Mrs. Welsh left home about 9:15 Saturday night. Nothing But Blue Skies TOPEKA (AP)-Clear skies and cool temperatures covered Kansas today and the pattern will continue well into the week. The Weather Bureau said there will be some warming in the northern sections today and over the state by Tuesday. Highs today were predicted for near 60 degrees with overnight lows in the 40s. Wichita's overnight low of 40 set a record for this date, dropping three degrees under the 1958 record. The 37 recorded at Topeka tied the previous low, also set in 1958. 442nd Wing On Active Duty KANSAS CITY (AP)-Members of the 442nd Troop Carrier Wing, most of them from Missouri and Kansas, reported today at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base for a year of active duty. The 1,200 men and officers are among 75,000 reservists called to active service over the nation. Their daughter, Nancy, a KU freshman, was home. She was getting ready to leave when her parents left. Mr. and Mrs. Welsh returned home about 10:15. As they walked in the front door, "we noticed several lights on," Welsh said. "I saw a figure go from the bathroom to a back dressing room," Mrs. Welsh recalled. "I thought it might be Nancy, so I called her name." There was no answer. Then they noticed the back door was open. Mrs. Welsh remarked to her husband that "there's someone in there." Welsh walked into the dressing room. In a stairway just off that room he noticed Hicks. "Who are you? What are you doing here?" Welsh asked. "I'm a 'booglar,' " Hicks answered. "I'm just going through town on my way to Wichita and I'm hungry." "There are two fresh pies in the kitchen, have one," Mrs. Welsh said. During this conversation, Welsh took hold of Hicks' arm, pulled him out of the stairway and pushed him down in a chair in the dressing room. As he did so he motioned Mrs. Welsh out of the room. She slipped into the kitchen and called police. "He must have suspected what my wife was doing," Welsh said. "He got up and we walked into the kitchen. I reached over and slipped the bolt on the back door, locking it." By this time Hicks was at the back door and Welsh shoved him back into a corner. "You called the police," Hicks said to Welsh. "You are going to cause me trouble now so I'm going to cause you some. I'm going to cut you to pieces. I got a razor." Hicks pulled a sharp instrument from his pocket and slashed at Welsh. Welsh hit Hicks, knocking him back against the wall. A plastic wastebasket behind him caused Hicks' knees to sag. He slashed again at Welsh with his right hand and with his left he unbolted the back door. said later. "But it seemed like forever." Welsh later found that Hicks had taken a suit of winter clothes from a closet and placed it on the bed. He also found his 17-jewel watch missing. Welsh had left it on a dresser. Police, in searching Hicks, discovered the intruder had a roofing tool in his pocket. The tool has a triangular blade. Several of these blades were found in Hicks pockets, and it was one of these Hicks used in attempting to slash Welsh. The Welshs spent part of Sunday searching for the watch. Police later discovered it in Hicks' cell. He apparently had hidden it on his person and it escaped notice when police searched him. Police Chief Eugene Flaherty said that the sheriffs office, the KBI and County Attorney Don White questioned Hicks who later signed a statement. Flaherty said Hicks also admitted taking a purse belonging to Barbara March, 418 N. Sycamore, on Sept. 25. The purse was stolen from a car. Police recovered it at Hicks' home. Flaherty said Hicks had been working for a roofing firm since he was released from jail about 10 days ago. Hicks was arrested Aug. 6 and charged on two counts of car theft. These later were reduced to joy-riding, and he served a brief county jail term. Egypt Tries To Whip Up Syria Revolt Premier Closes Schools, Bans All Demonstrations ? BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Egyptian broadcasts called on th« Syrian people to revolt today against their revolutionary regime. President Gamal Abdel Nasser declared the Syrians now were fighting to save their "unity." Ignoring denials from Damascus that fighting against the rebel regime is taking place, Nasser de- HE LIKES IT — Herbert Welsh samples piece of pie a hungry intruder was offered. (Herald Photo) County Woman Fatally Burned Expect More Denver Arrests DENVER (AP) - Thirty-five present and former policeman and one civilian have been charged in Denver's Police Department crime scandal and more arrests are expected. . , ., .. -,.-. Gov. Steve McNichols disclosed charges against 19 officers, three former policemen and one civilian Saturday and suggested a link with syndicated crime. The magnitude of the police criminal roundup — McNichols termed it an "incredible criminal incest"—dwarfed recent police disclosures in Chicago and Kansas City. Denver Dist. Atty. Bert M. Keating said he expects four or five more officers to be charged and about the same number to be forced to resign. "This makes you sick to your stomach," said Keating. As Welsh backed away, Hicks opened the back door and ran out. As he stepped off the back porch he ran into Capt. Robert Cowdin and Sgt, Bill Adams. Both had guns drawn. "It took the police only a minute to get here," Mrs. Welsh A Wellsville woman died at 5 a.m. today in Ransom Memorial Hospital from burns suffered yesterday about 10 a.m. at her home. She was Mrs. Effie McHam, 78, who had lived the past five years with a niece, Mrs. Fred Goldsberry, her only living relative. Mrs. McHam received first and second degree burns when her clothing caught fire from an open gas heater. Goldsberry assisted"'Ms' wifer W smothering the flames. Mrs. Goldsberry received light burns on her hands. Mrs. McHam was born July 10, 1883, in Jerseyville, m. She was married in 1917 to Elmer McHam who died in 1956. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coughlin Funeral Home, Wellsville, Rev. Jim Nabors officiating. Burial- will be at Pearidge, Ark., on Wednesday. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Generally fair with slowly rising temperatures through Tuesday; lows tonight near 40; highs Tuesday 65-70. High temperature Saturday, 51; low yesterday, 35; high yesterday, 56; low today, 41; rain Saturday morning .20Inch: light frost yesterday morning. Record low this date, 34 in 1906: record high this date. 95 in 1963. Hourly temperatures, 31 hour* ending • a.m. t » d a? ; m 48 0 p. m 49 10 a. m 50 10 p. m 49 11 a. m. ......63 11 P- »i 49 Noon 55 Midnight 49 1 p. m 55 1 a. m 48 a p. m 56 2 a. m 48 3 p. m 56 3 a. m 47 " 4 a. m 48 t a. m 45 6 a. m 44 4 p. m 55 5 p. m 54 6 p. m 54 1 p. m 51 I p. m 50 7 a. m 43 I a. m 41 Compromise May Avert Ford Strike DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers resumed negotiations today amid reports both sides have made compromises to head off a strike of 120,000 Ford production workers at 10 a.m. Tuesday. An official news blackout covered the negotiations, but usually reliable sources reported that both Ford and the UAW had given a little on noneconomic issues. These involve such things as production standards, workers' seniority, and employe's desire for a say in new plant locations. UAW President Walter P. Reuther led the union negotiators into the session. His only comment to newsman was that things "really should get rolling today." He forecast an all-day, all-night bargaining session. Ford Vice President Malcolm Denise, head of the company team, agreed. Reuther and Denise appeared relaxed and confident Sunday night when bargaining was recessed. Leisurely negotiations between Ford and the UAW have been in wide contrast with those that went around-the-clock at American Motors Corp. and General Motors Corp., where the UAW won its first three-year contracts in 1961 bargaining. Ford and the UAW met for the first time after dark Sunday. The major development that the two sides let slip under their news blackout curtain was the fact that at-the-plant working agreements had been reached by 26 of the UAW's 85 Ford bargaining units. That left 46 local-level agreements, which supplement the national contract, still to go. Twelve units made no new contract demands. Syrian Step For UN Seat UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The new Syrian government took today what U.N. officials regarded as a first step toward application for membership in the United Nations. A U.N. spokesman said Premier Mamoun Kuzbari, head of the new Syrian regime, addressed a communication to Mongi Slim, of Tunisia, president of the U.N. Assembly, saying his government intends to adhere to the principles of the U.N. Charter. The spokesman said this could be regarded as a preliminary to application for U.N. membership. Newspaper To Hike Rates WICHITA (AP) - A five-cent increase in the weekly subscription rates for the Wichita Eagle and the Evening Eagle and Beacon were anounced by the publishers, effective Sunday, Oct. 1. Higher costs were cited. The increase applies only to home deliveries. It is the first hike for the Eagle since Oct. 4, 1953. Seek Shelter In California CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Twelve families from New York and New Jersey, seeking refuge from the threat of a nuclear attack, arrived here Sunday night—16 hours ahead of schedule. Mayor Ross Lawler and other dignitaries had planned to welcome the group, but the 38-person motor caravan quietly entered this northern California city without fanfare. The group journeyed west from Smithtown, N.Y. They hope to establish new and safer homes in this community of 14,757, almost in the center of the rich Sacramento Valley. Alvin Bauman of Smithtown, who led the exodus, said the war scare had led to the decision to seek haven in the West. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Nixon playing odds in California gubernatorial race, Editorial, Pg. 4. Three Rs not enough in changing world, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. OU Braves face stiffest test at Emporia, Pg. 3. Teeth can be straightened, Dr. Molner, Pg. 1 Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—2 For September—51 For October—0 For 1961—395 Comparable 1960 period—363 Folloiving The Echo The U.S. Echo satellite will move northeast in an arc 60 degrees above the horizon south of Ottawa at 3:11 a.m. tomorrow. Inch Toward Berlin Deal WASHINGTON (AP)-The United States and the Soviet Union are reported agreement on inching toward negotiations that could lead to a compromise settlement of the Berlin crisis. Prospects seemed brighter than 10 days ago, when Secretary of State Dean Rusk began a series of talks with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, that there will be an early high-level meeting to deal with the dispute over the divided German city. Its probable form would be an East-West foreign ministers conference. The next order of business is a continuation in Washington of the Rusk-Gromyko talks. The two met three times in New York in 10 days. clared in a speech at a student rally in Cairo: "The Syrian people who struggled against all forms of imperialism will never give the exploiters a chance to rule." But Nasser conceded the setback in Syria might set off a reaction of "treason throughout the Arab nations." He blamed mistakes, conceit and trickery for the success of the revolt. As Cairo opened up on his four- day-old regime that broke away from Nasser's United Arab Republic, Syrian Premier Mamoun Kuzbari moved swiftly to rid Syria of Nasser influence. The Syrian government appeared firmly in control but Kuz bari was taking no chances. He banned all demonstrations, closed all schools and universities, extended the curfew, and outlawed the Syrian branch of Nasser's National Union party. The U.A.R. president broke of diplomatic relations with Jordan and Turkey—the first two countries to recognize the Syrian rebel regime. He charged them with a "hostile attitude." - The move was interpreted in Cairo as a warning to other na tions against according recogni tion to the Damascus government But Nationalist China an nounced recognition Sunday night and Damascus radio said Guate mala also had recognized the new regime. The first batch of thousands of Egyptians ordered expelled from Syria arrived here Sunday night. Cairo's powerful government- controlled radio stations called upon the Syrian people to rise up against the Kuzbari regime and "strike against reactionism." Kuzbari told a delegation of trade unions in Damascus his government "extends an open hand to all Arab countries and to Egypt in particular," Damascus radio reported. "We are ready to establish Arab unity based on equality." Dr. Martin Going To Washington . Ottawa University administrative officers are in the midst of education conferences. President Andrew B. Martin will leave tonight for Washington where he will attend meetings of the American Council on Education. Dean W. D. Bemmels Saturday attended a meeting of the North Central Association liberal arts studies committee in Chicago. FU1 SUos For Ailing Neighbor Delbert Anderson is unable to work because of illness, but his work is being done anyway. "His friends met Friday and Saturday at the Anderson farm 3 J /i miles west of Centropolis and filled the silos. Participating were Alferd Altic, George Dillon, Lawrence Fuqua, Welton Smith, A. C. Johnson, Carl Johnson, Norris Johnson, Duam Johnson, Colby Wray and sons, Edgar Anderson, Ted Beauchamp, Charles Hamner and son, Charles, Irvin Hawkey, Alva Kingrery, Ralph Ikenberry and Edward Altic. The wives assisted Mrs. Anderson in preparing and serving dinner. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Sub-Hunting Drill Underway SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)-Ships and aircraft of the United States and Canada take to the sea and air today to test their might in hunting down enemy submarines. The exercise, named Seashell, will last two weeks. It will range from the warm, calm waters off southern California to the cold, often stormy northern Pacific. More than 10,000 men are participating. One hunter-killer group is led by the antisubmarine aircraft carrier USS Bennington. The exercise is not only a test but will serve, the Navy said, to strengthen the combined U.S.- Canadian capability to meet any undersea threat against the West Coast of North America. U.S. Rejects Soviet Plan For "Stop-Gap" UN Head UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. —The United States today rejected a Soviet proposal to name a stop-gap U.N. secretary-general. It declared the plan would "seriously undermine the integrity of the U.N. secretariat." The Soviet Union disclosed Sunday night a proposfl calling for a temporary head of the secretariat to act in close consultation with three deputies. The Russians explained it would not be bound by a veto. But U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson, in a statement today, declared the Soviet proposal "is not a real compromise." "It does not give the interim secretary-general a mandate to carry out the full functions of the office," said Stevenson. In Washington, the Stale Department said the plan was just another version of the troika, or three-man secretariat representing the Western, Communist and neutral blocs. The proposal, previously reported by informed diplomats, was spelled out Sunday night in a statement from the Soviet delegation. The General Assembly would choose a man to head the U.N. secretariat until April 1963, but he would have to work in cooperation with three deputies, None would have a veto. The assembly would make its selection on the recommendation of the Security Council. The Soviets have a veto in the Security Council and could reject any candidate they disliked. Mantle May Not Start NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees said today he doubted he would be able to play in the opening World Series game Wednesday against Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium. Mantle was released this morning from Lenox Hill Hospital where he has been recuperating from minor surgery on an abscess on his right hip. He had expected to work out with the Yankees. "If I feel like this Wednesday, I won't be able to play," he said in the Yankee clubhouse. "I still feel very weak. The leg hurts. I can't run on it. I was hoping la work out but I can't." Asked if he would be able to play at all in the series, Mantle replied, "I just don't know when can play." The Yanks' physician, however, was optimistic. "I think he'll play in the first game," said Dr. Henry Gaynor. "Knowing Mickey and knowing how he responds to treatment, I think he'll play." Otherwise, the Yanks don't have a worry. As they finished operations Sunday, they gave 4 group of Cincinnati spies a preview of their strong pitching and Roger Maris' raw power in a 1-0 decision over the Boston Red Sox. Pitchers Jim OToole, who is scheduled to start the first game against Whitey Ford, and Joey Jay, along with catcher Darrell Johnson and coach Jim Turner of the Reds were on hand. McGaha Is Top Indian CLEVELAND (AP)-The Cleveland Indians today replaced major league baseball's oldest man-. ager with its youngest, naming 35-year-old Coach Mel McGaha to succeed Jimmie Dykes, who will, be 65 next month. McGaha's contract was for one year. McGaha, brought here by former General Manager Frank Lane as first base coach for the 1961 campaign, never played in the major leagues. The University of Arkansas graduate spent 11 seasons in the minors, playing several positions and mostly in the Texas League for Shreveport and Houston. As a manager for three minor: league seasons, McGaha had good- success, bringing Mobile to twft runnerup finishes and leading To-.,. ronto to the I960 International League pennant

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