The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 3, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 (NO. 252 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Nationwide Strike At Ford GOODWIN J. KNIGHT Knight To Give A Name First Shutdown In Two Decades DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s 120,000 production workers walked off the job today. It was the first nationwide strike against the company in 20 years. Production workers went out on strike when company and union bargainers failed to reach a contract agreement by the union's 10 a.m. strike deadline. LOS ANGELES (AP)-Goodwin J. Knight says he'll name Richard Nixon's alleged job-offering emissary Wednesday. One man who thinks he'll be named at Knight's news conference issued his denial in advance. J. Howard Edgerton, a Los Angeles financier, said: "I have never been an emissary of Dick Nixon on any matter in my entire life." He said he believes he is the man Knight will name, but did not elaborate. Knight's revelation will come one week after Nixon announced he would oppose the former governor for the Republican state house nomination in 1962. Knight charged that a friend of the former vice president had offered any job in the state if Knight would quit the race. Nixon called the charge "false and libelous on its face." Harry Farrell, political writer for the San Jose (Calif.) News, wrote Monday that Edgerton would not confirm nor deny he called Knight Sept. 7 — the day Knight says the offer was made. But Farrell said Edgerton flatly denied he was Nixon's emissary. Ford said 45,000 workers were off the job at 16 plants. The strike is expected to shut down Ford's 85 plants across the nation. Negotiations are to resume Wednesday, however, after a 24- hour recess. The strike was orderly. In its first hours there were no reports of trouble as picket b'nes went up at the factories. Both Ford and the union deplored the strike—the first general walkout against Ford since the UAW's organizing strike of 1941. As the strike hour came, UAW President Walter P. Reuther told newsmen: "There is currently in effect a strike at the plants of the Ford Motor Co. and we regret this fact.' Malcolm L. Denise, a Ford vice president and chief bargainer in the'negotiations said in a statement: "For the first time in the 20-year history of our relationship with the UAW an authorized company-wide strike has been called against Ford Motor Co. This strike is entirely unnecessary." Marathon talks, headed by Reu ther for the UAW and Denise for Ford, broke up at the 10 a.m. strike deadline in disagreement over national noneconomic issues, including plant working conditions. Recommends Flu Shots For Some All economic issues, including pay rates, had been settled on the general basis of the earlier UAW j settlement with General Motors Corp. At General Motors the union also had struck over local-level non-economic issues, idling the bulk of GM's 350,000 workers for almost two weeks last month. Side LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace announced tonight Queen Elizabeth II has conferred an earldon on Antony Armstrong- Jones, husband of her younger sister, Princess Margaret. The announcement said the 31- year-old former photographer's title will be Viscount Linley and Earl of Snowdon. He will be known as the Earl of Snowdon. The subsidiary title of Viscount Linley would go to the eldest son, If any, of his marriage to Margaretr-who is expecting her first baby late this month or early in November. If the baby is a girl, she will be known as Lady Armstrong- Jones. Princess Margaret henceforth will be called "Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon." Princes Margaret's baby would have been born plain Armstrong- Jones if her husband had declined the title. Court informants said Snowdon was chosen as the name for Armstrong-Jones' earldom because of the Welsh origin of his family. Snowdon, a Welsh mountain, is the highest peak south of the Scottish border. Upsurge In Shelter Building WASHINGTON (AP)—A marked upsurge of interest in fallout shelters throughout the United States was reported today by state Civil Defense chiefs opening their four- day fall conference here. A flood of mail and inquiries has hit the state headquarters and in some cases has exhausted supplies of leaflets, booklets and plans, members of the National Association of State Civil Defense Directors reported. National Civil Defense head- uarters at Battle Creek, Mich., Iso has had a deluge of inquiries, ut reported today they have fall- n off in the last week. "Over the past month we've run ut of fallout shelter plans, amphlets and booklets for archi- .ects and engineers," said Thomas . Dignan of Trenton, the New ersey^state director. > "We'havevput out a minimum •f 200,000 pieces of literature in the last 30 days and we can't ge hem from the printer fas enough." ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES Some Areas Get Frost TOPEKA (AP)—Fair and cool weather continued over Kansas today with frost reported in north ern sections. Clear, sunny skies will boost today's highs into the 70s with tonight's lows due to be in the lower 40s. Monday's highs ranged from 65 at Olathe, Pittsburg and Em- noria to 70 at Wamego, Abilene, Salina and Hill City. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Sunny and mild Wednesday; clear and cool again tonight; lows tonight upper 30s to low 40s; highs Wednesday mid 70s. High temperature yesterday, 68; low today, 30; high year ago today, 76; low year ago today, 54; record high this date, »1 in 1008; record low this date, 36 in 1908; hourly temperatures 24 hours ending 8 a.m.. today: 8 a. m. tt a. m. .50 9 p. m. 49 55 10 p. m 4' 11 a. m 61 11 p. m. Noon l p. m. 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. t k. m. 67 , 68 68 61 64 61 6fi 52 .64 Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .45 ,.44 42 41 40 3B 38 39 42 One Killed, Three Hurt KANSAS CITY, Kas. (AP)-Om man was killed and three other persons were injured critical! early today in a one-car acciden on the Kansas Turnpike near 38th street in Wyandotte County. All four were from Topeka. Dead is Edward Herman Ever ett, 22, an employe of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka. Officers sail he had relatives at Vero Beach Fla. Taken to Providence Hospital i Kansas City, Kan., were Ann Elaine Lambert, 20; Earl Her man Harris Jr., 31, and his wife Mrs. Donna Harris. Troopers said the westbound ca went out of control and struck steel sign post. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv A warning of an upswing in influenza cases this fall and winter has been issued by health authorities. Certain persons most susceptible to the disease's more serious effects are urged to see their doctors about vaccinations. The warning and recommendation for shots comes from Dr. Luther L. Terry, surgeon general for the U. S. Public Health Service. His report was sent to Rosalie Osburn, Franklin County public health nurse, by Dr. Don E. Wilcox, epidemiologist with the Kansas State Board of Health. Dr. Terry recommends immediate vaccinations for persons with heart disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses; for persons over 65, and for pregnant women. Persons in the above groups accounted for most of the 86,000 flu-triggered deaths between Sept., 1957, and March, 1960, according to Dr. Terry. He emphasized that once flu strikes a community, it is too late to protect the high risk groups. Vaccination now, ahead of the flu season, is the only safeguard, he said. Dr. Terry believes the country also is due for some Asian influence outbreaks, since they come in 2 or 3-year cycles, and for Type B flu outbreaks which occur in 4 to 6-year cycles. Asian flu has been dormant in this country since March, 1960, and it has been more than six years since Type B has been prevalent, he said. The State Board of Health does not anticipate providing in fluenza vaccine for general distribution, Dr. Wilcox wrote Mrs. Osburn. But persons in the groups described as most susceptible to the disease's more serious effects are urged to see their doctors about the vaccinations. Local doctors will be able to determine whether a patient should take the shots. SAM RAYBURN Financial Worries For School Board No Queen For Homecoming ROCK ISLAND, HI. (AP)-Rock Island High School's homecoming Friday will be queenless. The girl chosen to reign over the celebration, Cathleen Andrews, 17, was found dead of carbon monoxide fumes at her home Monday. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Andrews, also were overcome and are in critical condition. Her bedroom is directly over a furnace from which the coroner said fumes leaked. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Gambling stamps shouldn't be legal if gambling isn't, Editorial, Pg. 4. It's World Series time, Pgs. 2 and 3. Red China admits failure, Pg. 5. Profit explosion may be coming, Pg. 5. Man with cancer won't admit it, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. Rayburn May Need Operation (Related story on Page 4) DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Doctors were to decide late today whether an immediate operation was necessary to alleviate a suspected liver ailment that sent House Speaker Sam Rayburn to Baylor Hospital Monday night. Their decision awaited the outcome of a series of tests conducted this morning under the direc tion of Dr. Robert F. Short Jr., a prominent surgeon and longtime friend of Rayburn's. John Holton, Rayburn's administrative assistant who arrived this morning from Washington, said the speaker's condition, while serious, was not considered critical. Rayburn, who is 79, was under heavy sedation and scarcely recognized the few visitors permitted to visit him briefly. At his bedside were his two sisters, Mrs. L. A. Thomas of Dallas and Mrs. Robert Bartley, who lives with Rayburn at Bonham. Rayburn was brought to the hospital after failing to respond to normal medical treatment. He had lost considerable weight since returning home from Washington, a month before Congress adjourned, to try to recover from what originally was described as lumbago. Unexpected expenses already have put the clamps on Ottawa's school budget, the school board learned last night at its October meeting. H. L. Larson, clerk of the board, reported that "we are getting into a tight position." He explained that teacher salary expenditures already are about $7,000 over what was anticipated. In addition, recent flooding of the boiler room at the high school did about $1,000 to $1,200 damage to electronic controls on the boiler. The flooding occurred during heavy rains last month when a sudden storm dumped more than six inches on Ottawa. The water was three feet deep in the boiler room, Larson said. Repairs to the boiler are under- Have To Hurry To Get Education SALINA (AP)—Exercise before j University of Kansas has sched- sun-up, lunch when they can grab uled 226 hours of classes at the it and recitations after dark and I noon hour and 53 hours after 5 on Saturdays. That's the regime for many of the 30,000 students at Kansas' five state universities and colleges because of the record enrollment this fall. A survey for the Board of Regents indicates that the schools are equalling or exceeding the standards of classroom use recommended by the State Educational Survey. For example, said Whitley Austin, chairman of the board, the p.m. At Emporia State, physical education classes for men begin at 6:30 a.m. Fifty-five classes meet at the noon hour, and 90 evening and Saturday classes serve more than 2,500 students. At Pittsburg State, 122 class hours are scheduled after 5 p.m. Fort Hays State offers 147 hours of classes outside the 44-hour academic week. Saturday classes are the rule at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Large lecture classes ^are being tried in an effort to consolidate groups and ease the pressure for rooms. At K.U., seven seminar- type classes are being held in dormitories. Final enrollment figures will be released by the regents when they meet Oct. 20 at Manhattan. In evaluating enrollment reports, Austin said, the regents use a formula based on credit hours taken. This enables the board to determine the actual teaching load. It is more accurate than a head count including part-time students. way. Field and Hawthorne also had some water trouble, but there was no damage. Supt. Henry Parker also explained that book rentals have exceeded expectations. Rentals in some cases climbed above the 80 per cent expected, and, while the board will get his money back, the amount spent pushes the system close to the total budgeted for the year. Parker told the board that the tfcPherson school board is hold- ng a high school open house at ts new building Oct. 13 and 14. Stanford University experts did ,he educational survey work for VIcPherson, and John Shaver, Saina, was the architect on the school which is the latest design in the Midwest. "We are told this is the school of the future," Parker said, "and since we are contemplating construction of a new high school it might be well if some members of the board went out and looked this building over." Ottawa has hired the same architect and last night received an offer from the Stanford group to conduct an educational survev at a cost of $5,000. The board delayed action on hiring the consultants and indicated several Ot- tawans would attend the open house at McPherson. In other business the board: Learned its new driver education car, a Plymouth, would be delivered in a few days when dual controls are installed; Was told two county children are being admitted to the Ottawa exceptional child class; Made plans to attend a meeting of the Kansas Association of School boards at Emporia on Oct. 17; Received an invitation to a dinner of area teachers at Lincoln school on Oct. 10; Agreed to visit Hawthorne and Field schools on Oct. 23. Police Back Memphis Integration MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)-Backed by a massive show of police power, the city school board admitted 13 Negro children to four previously white schools today. It was the end of a century of rigid segregation in Memphis public schools. It came voluntarily, under the indirect pressure of a federal court lawsuit. No incidents were reported. The only immediate reaction to the Negro first-graders' admission was a trickle of white parents to the schools to remove their children. But school spokesmen said attendance ' remained nearly normal. Each school had 50 or more policemen roving the blocks around it, walking patrols with billy clubs in hand. The date of desegregation had been a well-kept secret, with a news blackout lifted only this morning. It came as a distinct breakfast surprise to many residents. UNITED ,-FUMD. GOAL, UP, UP, UP — Rick Beatty (left) and Andy Voclmeclc, Ottawa Jaycces, fill in the United Chest thermometer on the front of the Peoples National Bank here. The total collected is posted each evening. (Herald Photo) Chest Drive Past One-Fourth Mark Orders Draft Of 495 Doctors WASHINGTON (AP)—The Defense Department ordered today the drafting of 495 doctors, 154 dentists, and 67 veterinarians for the military services. It said they were needed because of the general buildup of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The veterinarians are being called to meet an increased demand for food inspection serv ices, preventive medicine, and re search and development, the Pentagon said. This is the second time this year that the Defense Department has ordered a medical draft. Last June 9 it issued a call for 815 doctors for the Navy and Air Force because of a lack of volunteers. Checking Protest Petition No copies of the petition protesting the proposed expansion of Ottawa's power plant were turned in after Saturday, said City Clerk Don Capper. This means the total number of signatures to be considered is 1,363, the number of signatures on the copies filed Saturday. It would require only about 937 valid signatures, or 20 per cent of the city's registered voters, to block the ordinance passed by the city commission authorizing purchase of a new generator and the sale of revenue bonds up to $780,000 to pay for it. Capper said his office had started its check of the signatures. Only registered voters were eligible to sign the petition. Capper said some of the signatures checked do not appear on petition as they appear in the the voter registration book. He said the city attorney would prepare a report on whether these signatures are valid and on the petition in general for presenta tion to the city commission. Gay Hallowesta Planned Oct. 28 Advance gifts for Ottawa's United Chest Drive totaled $5,771.50 :oday, said Mrs. Charles Anderson, drive secretary. This is more than one-fourth of the goal of $22,097. Mrs. Anderson said several reports turned in today had offered encouragement. So far, no reports have been received from the share phase which annually accounts for a substantial portion of the fund. Door-lo-door drives downtown and in residential areas are yet to be conducted. Lee A. Casida is chairman tor the drive. Assiting him is Howard Doyen and Glenn Underwood. Agencies sharing t h e United Chest money are Red Cross, Boys Club, Boy Scouts, Kansas Children's Service League, Franklin County Guidance Center, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, School Welfare, Well Child Clinic, Franklin County Humane Society and the Cerebral Palsy Association. Baby Killed In Collision NESS CITY, Kan. (AP)-A car- truck collision Monday killed a baby and injured four other persons. The baby was Aaron Flax, 10 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Flax, Ransom, Kan. Sixteen booths providing a variety of game and food attractions already are scheduled for operation during Ottawa's Hallo- westa festival Saturday night, Oct. 28. A report on plans for the Hal- lowe'en program were reviewed last night at a committee meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Beatty, 831 S. Poplar. Organizations been contacted that about haven't entering booths may make arrangements by contacting Mrs. Cyrus F. Young, Phone CH 2-2501. Tomorrow is the deadline for booths. The llullowesta. to be in the 200 and 300 blocks of Soutli Main, will feature a children's Hallowe'en costume contest and round and square dancing. Children will compete in the contest in four age classifications, under 5, 5 through 9, 10 through 14 and 15 through 18. Judging will be at different intervals during the festival. Registration for the contests should be made by Oct. 25 at the Chamber of Commerce office. The round and square dancing will be on the street. A combo will provide music for the form- Official Shoots Wife, Kills Self ATLANTA (AP)-John A. Peterson, 55, a veteran state em- ploye and half-brother of Sen. Herman Talmadge, D-Ga., wounded his wife and killed himself today at suburban Hapevillc, police reported. Helen Peterson, 49, the wife, is a school principal and an authority on educational television. She was operated on for two pistol bullet wounds at Grady Hospital where her condition was pronounced critical. Sgt. J. S. Clay of Hapeville police quoted her as aying her husband shot her in the chest and hip as she was preparing breakfast. Clay said Peterson then placed he ,38-caliber pistol barrel in his mouth and fired. er, and records, for the latter. gust.) Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—2 For October—2 For 1961—398 Comparable I960 period—364 (one added by patrol for A*

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