The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 4, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 253 OTTAWA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES School Unification Act Going To High Court CHECK PROTEST SIGNATURES - Ottawa City Qerk Don Capper and Esther Garrison, city hall employe, check some of the 1,363 signatures on petition protesting proposed power plant expansion. City commission is expected to discuss petition tonight. (Herald Photo) Unconstitutional, One Judge Rules TOPEKA (AP) — A new test case on the 1961 Kansas school district unification act was filed today at Hill City, Atty. Gen. William M. Ferguson announced. The "friendly" suit will raise all possible constitutional questions and matters of interpretation, he said. It is planned to carry the suit immediately to the state supreme court. Ferguson said he hopes the supreme court can consider the suit quickly and that a final decision will be handed down by November. Ten school districts from Rooks, Russell, Ellis and Graham Counties joined the suit filed today. They are challenging the act which provides for unifying districts. Their main contention is that the law is vague and indefinite, the attorney general's office said. Ferguson, who will defend the act, will file his answer Thursday. Ferguson said he has discussed the suit in advance with attorneys for the school districts and all have agreed to a full test. He also said Birney had indicated a decision will be handed down by next week, Ferguson's office has issued about 40 formal opinions so far on the controversial law. Ferguson said that a decision announced Tuesday at Larned holding the law to be unconstitutional does not fit into the new suit. * * * * * 2 Consolidation Plans Studied Franklin County's school unification subcommittee met for two hours last, night to discuss and study school problems. Joining the group was Albert Dunbar who succeeds Lee Perkins, Richmond, who has resigned. Discussion centered on finance He said the question of constitutionality was raised by the judge who dismissed the action. He also said many particular constitutional questions and matters of inter pretation were not raised. District Judge Lorin T. Peters ruled the law unconstitutional. . He made the ruling in a deci- ™f neer J?. 1 ! 6 . ,„ ,. DU 6 ' Ottawa district. (Herald Pho- ENGINEER - Bill Dean, 21, 1432 S. Main, is the division engineer for the Gas Service Co. here. Dean, who graduated from Finlay Engineering Col- legc, Kansas City, came to Ottawa from the Lee Summit, Mo., division. He is the first Side Swipes TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Dana Cessna, the Tampa Times' police reporter, had to borrow a police department typewriter to write his first story. Someone stole his typewriter out of the police department's press room Tuesday. It's Her Right NASHVILLE, Term. (AP)-"If the principal at school whips me and then my mother whips me for the same thing when I get home, can she be arrested for double jeopardy?" a young boy asked startled complaint clerk Fred Stromatt of the Nashville police. Stromatt asured the youngster Tuesday that his mother can spank him anytime he does anything wrong. Stranded Travelers Must Wait LONDON (AP) — A charter plane party of 88 stranded Californians was told today it faced an indefinite wait for the flight home. The group is the second left without transportation by the same charter airline within a week. The Californians, members of the British-American Club of Los Angeles, were scheduled to take off from Gatwick Airport Tues day afternoon. Their plane, oper ated by President Airlines of Los Angeles, failed to appear. In Los Angeles, Glen H. Taylor, owner of President Airlines, said the firm's troubles began when one of its planes crashed at Shannon last Sept. 10. The crash in effect wiped out one-third of the company's three-plane fleet. Taylor said the airline had about 700 tourist passengers in Europe at the time and the remaining planes "just couldn't operate on regular schedules." President has purchased 34 other planes and plans to put them in operation soon, he added. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair and continued mild through Thursday; lows tonight 40-45; highs Thursday near 80. High temperature yesterday, 75; low tndav, «; high year ago today. 78; low vear ago today, 67; record high this date 92 in 1909; record low this date, 32 In 1901; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: Howard, Skowron Pop Homers Yankees Go 1-Up On Ford 2-Hitter .52 9 p. m. 72 74 75 73 71 80 58 61 ..51 ..50 68 11 p. m 48 71 Midnight 47 8 a. m. jo a. m 62 10 p. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. « p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 1 a. m. 2 a. in. 3 .a. m. 4 a. m , 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. I a. m. .46 46 , 45 54 44 42 43 46 NEW YORK (AP) Whitey Ford whitewashed the Cincinnati Reds with a sparkling two-hitter today and Elston Howard and Bill Skowron blasted home runs to give the New York Yankees a 2-0 victory in the opening game of the 1961 World Series before 62,397 fans in Yankee Stadium. Play by innings: FIRST INNING REDS: Blasingame struck out. Kasko singled. Pinson filed to Marls. Robinson fanned. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. YANKEES:. Richardson singled. Kubek walked. Marls popped to Kasko. Howard filed to Pinson. Skowron walked. Berra popped to Blasingame. No runs, one hit, no errors, three left. SECOND INNING REDS: Boyer threw out Post. Boyer threw out Freese. Ford tossed out Coleman. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKEES: Lopez Hied to Post. Boyer popped to Freeze. Bias- Ingame tossed out Ford. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. TURD INNING REDS: Boyer threw out Johnson. O'Toole was called out on strikes. Blasingame struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKS: Richardson singled. Kubek popped to Kasko. Marls struck out and Richardson was doubled up on an apparent hit and run, Johnson to Kasko to Coleman. No runs, one hit, no errors, none left. FOURTH INNING REDS: Kubek threw out Kasko. Pinson bounced out, Richardson to Skowron. Robinson struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKEES: Howard hit a home run Into the lower right field stands. Kasko threw out Bkowron. Berra walked. Lopez was called out on strikes. Boyer singled. Ford nied to Kasko. One run, two hits, no errors, two left. FIFTH INNING BEDS: Post singled. Freese filed to Berra. Richardson threw out Coleman. Johnson forced Post. No runs, one hit. no errors, one left. .YANKEES: Richardson grounded to Coleman. Kubek filed to Pinson. Marls bounced out to Coleman. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. SIXTH INNING REDS: O'Toole filed to Marls. Richardson threw out Blasln- game. Richardson also threw out Kasko. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKEES: Howard lined to Pinson. Skowron hit a home run into the lower left field stands. Berra filed to Blasingame. Lopez walked. Boyer filed to Pinson. One run, one hit, no errors, on* left. SEVENTH INNING REDS: Pinson popped to Skowron. Robinson walked. Post forced Robinson, Boyer to Richardson. Freese popped to Kubek. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. . YANKEES: Blasingame tossed out Ford. Richardson singled. Kubek filed to Post. Marls fouled to Johnson. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. EIGHTH INNING REDS: Kubek threw out Coleman. Cardenas batted for Johnson and struck out. Oemert batted for O'Toole and was thrown out by Boyer. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. ..YANKEES: Kasko threw out Howard. Skowron struck out. Ber- ra walked. Blanchard batted for Lopez and popped to Blasingame. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. NINTH INNING ..REDS: Lynch'batted tor BU*ln- game and popped to Boyer. Kubek threw out Kasko. Pinion popped to Kubek. No runs, DO hits, no errors, none left. NEW YORK fAP)—Official box score of the tint game of the 1961 World Series: Cincinnati <N> AB R H RBI O A Blasingame 2b .. 3 '0 0 0 3 2 d-Lynch 100000 Kasko is 401033 Pinson cf 4 0 0 0 4 0 Robinson U 200000 Post rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 Freese 3b 3 0 V) 0 1 0 Coleman Ib 300070 D. Johnson e 20003 1 •-Cardenas . ... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Zimmerman e .. 0 0 0 0 l o O'Toole p 200'000 b-Oernert 1 0 V) 0 0 0 Brosnan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total! 58 0 2 034 « New York (A) AB R H RBI O A Richardson 2b .. 4 0 3 0 1*4 Kubek ss 3 0 '0 0 2 3 Marls cf-rt 4 0 0 0 2 0 Howard c 4 1 1 1 6 0 Skowron Ib 3 1 1 1 13 0 Berra If 200010 Lopez rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 c-Blanchard . ...10000.) Reed cf 0 0 u o 0 0 Boyer 3b 3 0 1 0 2 5 Ford p 3 0 0 0 0 1 Totals 29 2 6 2 27 IS a-Struck out for D. Johnson In 8th b-Orounded out for O'Toole In 8th c-Fopped out for Lopez In 8th d-Popped out for Blasingame In 9th. Cincinnati 000 000 000—0 New York 000 101 00.1—2 E—None. DP—D. Johnson, Kasko and Coleman. LOB—Cincinnati 3, New York 8. HR—Howard, Skowron. IP H R ER O'Toole (L) 7 e 2 2 Brosnan l o 0 0 Ford (W) g 2 0 0 BB—O'Toole 4, Brosnan 1. Ford 1. SO—O'Toole 2, Brosnan 1, Ford «. U—Runge, plate: Conlan, first base; Umont. second: Donatelll third; Crawford, left field; Stewart, right field. T—2:11. A—62,387. Pull Unconscious Youth From A Mountain Cave RISING FAWN, Ga. (AP) Rescue workers, inching their way through a treacherous mountain cave, brought to the surface about dawn today an injured teenaged boy who had been trapped overnight. The youth, Ronnie Reese, 15, did not appear to be in serious condition from his ordeal. He was taken to a nearby hospital. "God must have had a hand in it," the boy said from his hospital bed. "Nobody could have survived a jump like that without some kind of help." He was referring to the 50-foot tumble he took Tuesday into a crevasse deep inside Fox Mountain. "I just remember going up the rope out of the pit within reaching distance of the top, then falling and striking the rocks below," Reese said. His rescuers spent 10 hours freeing him and another two gru- elling hours carrying him to the cave exit. "We had to have an awful lot of help from the man upstairs to get this boy out," commented weary Charles McGuire, chief of operations of the Civil Defense rescue unit from Chattanooga, Tenn., about 30 miles northeast of Georgia. Reese fell into a crevasse in the cave shortly after dark Tuesday while he, his brother, Byron, and two other teen-age boys were exploring the cave near the top of Fox Mountain. He was trapped on a ledge 50 feet below the cave's main floor about 10 hours before rescue workers managed to bring him up. Then it took another gruelling two hours to reach the cave exit, about a half-mile away. Rescue operations were hampered by loose rocks and some big boulders around the top of the crevasse where Ronnie fell. Members of the rescue unit said they were frightened once when a few small rocks started falling. But no big ones tumbled down. The boy was unconscious much of the time during the rescue operation. Rescue workers swaddled him in padding, blankets and jackets and put a helmet on his head before they bound him to a stretcher for the trip outside. They reported portions of the cave were so small that much of the time they had to pass the stretcher from one man to another. One of the men crawled out of the cave with the stretcher on his back. Two Associated Press newsman helped carry the stretcher the mile down the mountainside over the brushy, pine-thicket terrain to a truck. At one time about 50 persons huddled around two fires, but when the, rescue was completed only four men, including Ronnie's father, were on hand. There were no cheers. Just relief. sion in Ness County District Court He said Tuesday the law is unconstitutional because it delegates legislative and judicial powers to a school board in setting up unified districts. Concerning a unified district's annexation of continguous territory, the judge said the law allows the school board to decide whether the area is continguous and whether 51 per cent of the voters have petitioned for annexation. "There is no authorized appeal from its decision. There is no constitutional justification for this grant of legislative and judicial powers to the school board," he said. Through many amendments and deletions, the school bill "lost its identity" during its passage through the Senate and House, the judge said. to) and on unification of certain districts. One plan advanced would join Williamsburg, Pomona and Appa noose high school districts and the grade school districts in those areas. It would extend from the southern county line to the northern county line, including roughly the western third of the county. Also discussed was the joining of Rantoul, Princeton, Richmond and Lane into a single district. North line of this district would start about a mile south of K- 68 at the Miami-Franklin line, UAW, Ford Resume Negotiations DETROIT (AP) - United Auto Workers President Walter P. Reuther met with top Ford tor Co. negotiators today in an effort to hammer out settlement of a strike that has shut down Ford plants across the nation. Reuther and Malcolm L. Denise, a Ford vice president for labor relations, met for 30 minutes. Top-level negotiations then were recessed until 2 p.m. to allow subcommittees to work on language involved in national noneconomic matters and local-level disputes. Ford's 120,000 hourly production workers walked off the job Tues day after negotiations broke down on a national noneconomic contract. Bargainers had reached agreement on wages and benefits. Still unsettled are local issues at many key plants. Reuther said he was suggesting to Ford that national and local settlements on working conditions be placed in one package so as to end the strike without setting another deadline on local issues. Denise, commenting on Reuther's proposal for combining local and national issues, said, "We have been working on local issues and will continue to work them." on Movies Change Policy On Sex HOLLYWOOD (AP) - The motion picture industry, stepping up its five-year campaign to allow treatment of more controversial subjects in films, has changed its production code to permit the subject of sex deviation on the screen. But such subjects must be treated with "care, discretion and restraint and in all other aspects conform to the code," the Motion Picture Association declared on Tuesday. The association represents most of the important movie makers. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—0 For October—2 For 1961-398 Comparable 1960 period—366 Knight Names Edgerton LOS ANGELES (AP)-Ex-Gov. Goodwin J. Knight today named Los Angeles financier J. Howard Edgerton as the "Nixon representative" who offered him his choice of state jobs if he would abandon his plans to run for governor of California. Knight, in a prepared statement issued at a news conference, said he, Edgerton..and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon met at Nixon's home Aug. 7, and: "The three of us talked for about an hour and Mr. Nixon stat ed that he did not want to run for governor because he was only in terested in 'national' and 'international' questions.' He said that as they broke up Nixon told him that in the future he would communicate with Knight only through Edgerton. Later, in a telephone conversation, Edgerton made the alleged job offer, Knight said. Edgerton has already denied making any offer or acting as a Nixon representative in any capacity. Nixon has called Knight's job offer allegations false and libelous. extend west to 1-35, then south to a line parallel with one drawn east and west a mile south of Ottawa's city Units. The subcommittee also discuss ; ed plans for meeting with school committees from other counties to settle questions of territory and of land in this county joined to districts outside Franklin County. The group took no definite action. It still is awaiting definite information concerning enroll 1 ments, bus routes, teachers and courses taught in all schools in the county. The next meeting will be Oct. 17. PRESIDENT KENNEDY ANDREI GROMYKO JFK, Gromyko To Talk Friday George Bunger Dead At 78 TOPEKA (AP) - George G. Bunger, former state legislator and member of the Topeka city commission, died Tuesday. He was 78. Bunger served in the legislature from 1910 to 1914 and was author of the bill giving the state the right to print school textbooks. In 1913 he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the stale board of regents. Catalog Burns In An Alley A catalog burning in an alley behind 1019 N. Main sent Ottawa's fire department into action at noon today. There was no damage. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko will confer Friday on the Berlin situation. The White House announced the expected appointment time today. Presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger declined to go into the nature of subjects to be discussed. The conference was arranged as a followup to those in New York between Gromyko and Secretary of State Dean Rusk seeking to determine whether there are prospects for fruitful East-West negotiations to settle the Berlin dispute. Salinger said the Kennedy-Gromyko meeting was arranged by the State Department. He declined to say whether the initiative came from the Russian or American side. Kennedy will give Gromyko a final expression of the U. S. view before the Soviet foreign minister leaves for Moscow. LOOK INSIDE FOR: No place to hide in nuclear war, Editorial, Pg. 4. Educational challenge for parents, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. Some women allergic to some eye makeup, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. September was a wet month in Ottawa, Pg. 8. Cannot Leave Workers Jobless WASHINGTON (AP)-The government says a blouse factory can't move to South Carolina Further' U.T-Soviet talks seem I over a labor contract dis P ute and likely. So far, Gromyko has given Rusk only a limited clarification of the Kremlin's intentions on Germany. Rusk would still like to know more precisely what Soviet Premier Khrushchev means, for instance, when he talks about guarantees for Western rights to West Berlin after he signs a peace treaty with Communist East Germany. leave its employes in Philadelphia without jobs. The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that Sidele Fashions, Inc., must provide jobs for the old employes either in Philadelphia or at the new plant in Ware Shoals, S.C. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. Governor, Byrd Discuss Jewel Ogden Job Issue TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson conferred today with Corporation Commission Chairman Richard C. Byrd on the job situation of Jewel Ogden. A legal opinion is being prepared by attorneys for the commission and he will study it before taking any action, he said. Ogden lost his job as state conservation director last April 25 when the commission voted 2-1 to abolish it. The vote was along party lines, being favored by Republicans Byrd and Alvin Grauer- holz and opposed by Harry Wiles, | Members of the commission the lone Democratic member. Recently the State Civil Service Board rufed that abolishing of the job was a subterfuge for removing Ogden and ordered that he be reinstated and paid back salary to that date. Ogden spent five days sitting-in at the conservation office in Wichita last week and sent the commission a bill for nearly $5,000 he claims as back pay. He is now taking 12 days of "accumulated vacation" to which he claims he is entitled. were out of the state last week and today is the first meeting they have had since Ogden moved in to claim his old job. Anderson said that in view of the upcoming legal opinion it was doubtful if any action would be taken today. The governor referred to action by the State Finance Council Sept % 1 in dropping the job from its classified list because it was not filled at the, time. He said h{j doesn't think Qgden can be rei instated to a job which does not exist. "

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