The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 5, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 254 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1961 7 CENTS SIXTEEN PAGES Side Swip es MEMPHIS, Tcnn. (AP)-Whcn Helen Kirschner checked her purchases after leaving a department store she was astounded to find $8,000 in the sack instead of two tiny batteries she had bought. Store officials were apologetic and grateful when she returned the bundle of cash just as they were locking up Tuesday night. A sales uclerk had~-given Mrs. Kirschner the wrong sack—one containing the department's receipts for the day. Sub For Judge LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — Police Judge Charles Cox couldn't serve in his usual post Wednesday when a minor traffic case appeared on the docket. Mayor Norbert H e i m substituted on the bench while the judge pleaded guilty of careless driving and paid a $10 fine and costs. The case resulted from a collision Tuesday involving the judge's car and that of another Lamar resident. Cox said he failed to yield right of way because the sun blinded him. Wrong Package PITTSBURG (AP)-Lawyers of Crawford County came close to having a long wait for the District Court's motion calendar set for Wednesday. Pittsburg buried a Centennial time capsule Wednesday—one that won't be opened until Kansas observes its 200th anniversary in 2061. In the last-minute rush to put material in the capsule, a stack of letters in the office of the District Court clerk, Mrs. Josephine Cattaneo, was picked up by mistake and stuffed in the capsule. The letters contained copies of the motion calendar. Mrs. Cattaneo retrieved the let- letters just before the capsule was sealed and lowered into its concrete vault. All The Same MONROE, Mich. (AP)-A Monroe County sheriff's deputy was suspended for 15 days for failing to ticket Detroit Tiger slugger Rocky Colavito after he was stopped for speeding. Two deputies stopped Colavito for driving 80 miles an hour Sunday night and let him off with a warning, Sheriff Charles G. Harrington said. Colavito did not comment on the incident. Sheriff Harrington suspended Clyde T. Guthrie. The other deputy, Ralph Brown, got a departmental reprimand. "No one is going to travel through Monroe County at SO miles an hour—and that includes Rocky Colavito," the sheriff said. Protest Movement To A Head Friday The protest movement against the proposed expansion of Ottawa's city-owned power plant probably will come to a head Friday night. The city commission has called a special meeting at 7 o'clock at city hall at which it will hear the opinions'of City Attorney Douglas Gleason on a protest purportedly bearing the signatures of 1,363 Ottawans. The commission then will determine whether the petitioners have blocked its plans to sell revenue bonds up to $780,000 to pay for a new generator for the power plant. j City Clerk Don Capper official- jly reported the filing of the pe- [tition at last night's city commission meeting. i He said that only a prelimi- i nary check of the signatures on I the petition had been made, and i neither he nor Gleason expressed an opinion on the signed protest. U.S. May Give In To Russia UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The United States today was reported to have agreed in the main to a Soviet plan for picking a temporary U. N. secretary-general. Support was building up for U Thant of Burma to take over the vital executive position. The U. S. stand increased hopes that a way will be found to break the U.S.-Soviet deadlock with its threat of paralysis for the administrative arm of the world organization. Informed diplomats said the United States agreed with reservations to Soviet insistence that the Security Council nominate the successor to the late Dag Hammarskjold. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Gen- orally fair and warm through Friday; highs Friday 80-85; lows tonight upper 50s to low 50s. High temperature yesterday, 78; low today, 55; high year ago today, 88; low year ago today, 56; record high this date 91 in 1909 and 1938; record low this date, 34 in 1932; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m ........ 55 9 p. m ........ 64 . 10 a. m ........ 61 10 p. m U a . m ........ 68 II p. 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. 76 77 78 78 74 70 fifi 64 .73 Midnight 61 1 a. m. 2 a. m. m. m. m. in. m. m. .60 59 59 58 57 56 55 66 The question before Gleason and the commission is: Was the petition properly signed by at least 20 per cent of Ottawa's registered voters. The 1,363 signatures are considerably higher than the 20 per cent figure. Gleason said there are 4,859 registered voters in Ottawa. Twenty per cent of the total is 972. The registered voter total and 20 per cent figure are higher than those listed earlier in a Her- Joey Jay Stops Yanks NEW YORK (AP)-Cincinnati's towering Joey Jay stopped New York with a four-hitter and his teammates took advantage of miscues to beat the Yankees 6-2 and tie the 1961 World Series at 1-1 today. Back-to-back s i n g 1 e s by Elio Chacon and Eddie Kasko and catcher Elston Howard's passed ball manufactured what proved to be the winning run in the fifth inning. The third game is set for Saturday at Cincinnati. NEW YORK (AP) — Play by play of the second game of the IS6I World Series: FIRST INNING REDS: Chacon flied to Berra, Kasko struck out. Flnson bounced out. Richardson to Slcowron. No runs, no hlU, no errors, none left. YANKEES: Richardson singled. Kubek forced Richardson, Kaslco to Chacon. Marls forced Kubek, Chacon to Kasko. Chacon threw out Berra. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. SECOND INNING REDS: Robinson popped to Kubek. Kubek threw out Coleman, Post singled. Freese struck out. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. Yankees: Blanchard popped to Kasko. Freese threw out Howard. Skowron walked. Boyer forced Skowron, Kasko to Chacon. No runs, no hits, no errori, one left. THIRD INNING REDS: Terry threw out Edwards. Jay flied to Berra. Chacon walked. Kasko struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. YANKEES: Terry popped to Chacon. Richardson popped to Chacon. Kubek struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. FOURTH INNING REDS: Plnson filed to Berra. Robinson's hard shot bounced off Boyer's chest for an error. Coleman hit a home run, scoring Robinson ahead of him. Post struck out. Kubek threw out Freese, Following The Echo The U.S. Echo satellite will move northeast at a position 88 degrees above the horizon south of Ottawa at 3:11 a.m. Friday. Two runs, one hit, one error, none left, (one run Is earned!. YANKEES: Maria w»l)ted. Berra hit a home run, scoring Marls ahead of him. Blanchard bounced out, Coleman to Jay. Howard walked. Slcowron grounded Into a double play, Chacon to Kaslco to Coleman. Two runs, one hit, no errors, none left. FIFTH INNING BEDS: Edwards lined to Rich- trdson. Jay struck out. Chacon singled. Kasko singled, Chacon going to third. Chacon scored on a passed ball by Howard as Kacko advanced to second. Plnson fanned. One run. two hits, no errors, one left, (run is unearned i. YANKEES: Boyer walked. Terry popped to Chacon. Richardson was safe c-n a fleliier'i choice, Boyer taking second. Kubek struck out. Marls struck out. No runs, no hits, no errors, two left. SIXTH INNING REDS: Boyer threw out Robinson. Coleman fanned. Post doubled. Freese was passed Intentionally. Edwards singled, scoring Post as Preese raced to third. Richardson tossed out Jay. One run, two hits, no errors, two left. YANKEES: Berra singled. Blanchard popped to Kasko. Howard grounded into a double play, Chacon to Kasko to Coleman. No runs, one hit, no errors, none left. SEVENTH INNING BEDS: Chacon filed to Berra. Kasko filed to Marls. Pinson lined to Skowron. No runs, no hits, no errors, none left. YANKEES: Skowron fanned. Boyer flied to Plnson. Lopez batted for Terry and walked. Richardson forced Lopez. No runs, no hits, no errors, one left. EIGHTH INNING BEDS: Robinson walked. Coleman beat out a dribbler and when Arroyo threw wildly past first base, Robinson scored. Coleman was out at third on a throw from Blanchard to Boyer. Berra muffed Post's fly, allowing Post to reach third on the error. Freese was given an Intentional walk. Edwards doubled scoring Post and sending Freese to third Jay struck out. Richardson threw out Chacon. Two runs, two hits, two errors, two left. fOne run earned) YANKEES: Kubek singled. Marls fanned. Berra flied to Pinson. Blanchard fouled to Freese. No runs, one hit, no errors one Jell. NINTH INNING BEDS: Kasko popped to Richardson. Plnson doubled. Robinson fouled to Boyer. Skowron threw out Coleman, Arroyo covering. No runs, one hit, no errors, one left. YANKEES: Howard was thrown out, Edwards to Coleman. Skowron struck out. Boer walked Gardner lined to short. No runs, no hits, no errors one left. aid story. The earlier figures were based on the total number •of Ottawans voting in the 1960 general election, 4,682. This means 177 Ottawans have registered to vote since last Nov. 8. The determining factor where the petition is concerned is what constitutes a proper, or legal signature. Gleason said it appears, from a state supreme court ruling on a Wichita case, that a signature appearing differently on the petition than it appears in the voter registration book is to be discounted. Example: If the name John Doe, 1000 Dough Drive, is in the registration book, the signature, J. Doe, 1000 Dough Drive, on the petition is to be discounted. Such a discrepancy might be bridged, said Gleason, if the lists of petition signatures had been certified. That is, if the persons passing the lists would have signed affidavits stating that they personally know the persons who signed their lists to be the persons they are professed to be. Such certification wasn't made, said Gleason. An earlier Herald story quoted Capper as saying, to be safe, a petitioner should sign his name just as it appears in the voter registration book. The Herald extended Capper's invitation for people not knowing how their names appear in the book to call his office. Gleason said last night that 150 or 200 persons called the clerk's office to find out how their names appear in the book. The petition asks that the city commission call an election on the proposed bond sale and generator purchase. Gleason said if the petition is successful, according to the law, such an election must be called within 60 days after the petition is filed. This would mean an election in late November, since the petition was filed Sept. 30. The expansion ordinance passed by the city commission calls for the purchase of a new 3,500-kilowatt dual fuel engine. The commission already has hired Universal Engineering Company to prepare plans and specifications for the expansion, and Don Hamilton, water and light department director, said the company should have the job nearly completed. The contract with Universal, however, states that the city won't have to pay the company anything if the bond sale isn't carried out, said Hamilton. Commissioner Charles Queen last night reminded that the city plans open house at the power plant Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4. He said everyone is invited. Hamilton said there'll be no guided tours but that plant workers will be stationed strategically to answer any questions visitors may ask. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPERS-Officials of A. F. Parmelee Companies and Ottawans who helped make arrangements for a new factory in Ottawa pose at luncheon today at Colbern's Restaurant. Seated, from left, are N. G Friesenborg, Parmelee executive vice president; A. F. Parmelee, president, and H. A. Mattice, Kansas City plant manager for Parmelee. Standing from left, are Ottawa Mayor Kenneth Andrews, Commissioner Charles Queen and Charles Colbern. (Herald Photo) Community Spirit, Cooperation Credited World-Wide Manufacturing Company Moving To Ottawa The A. F. Parmelee Companies will begin manufacturing optical frames and components at an Ottawa factory in November, A. F. Parmelee, president, announced today. The plant will be located in the former Ottawa Warner Company building at 634 King, which is being bought by the new Ottawa industry. Ottawa craftsmen, builders, electricians, plumbers and painters are donating their time to renovating the building so it will be ready in November. N. G. Friesenborg, executive vice president of the Parmelee Companies, said all new equipment will be moved into the plant. The company will employ about 60 or 70 people at the beginning. "We hope to employ 200 later," said Parmelee. About 90 What's Neiv In Karachi? Were you ever in Karachi? That people - packed capital of Pakistan? No? Well, The Herald will take you there in daily columns written by its special correspondent, Jack Harris, publisher of the Hutchinson News. For the first tour, see Pg. 4. per cent of the employees will be women. Friesenborg said persons interested in jobs with the company may apply now by contacting the Ottawa office of the State Employment Service or by writing to him in care of Colbern's Restaurant. H. A. Matticc, plant manager for Parmelee in Kansas City, will be in charge of getting the Ottawa factory in operation. "We hope to have the factory operated wholly by local people later," said Parmelee. The Parmelee Companies have branches and auxiliary and associate plants in England, France, Canada, Brazil and in the major industrial cities of the U. S. "We're not curtailing our plant in Kansas City," said Parmelee. "We are expanding by opening a plant in Ottawa." Parmelee said the companies' decision to locate in Ottawa came after a wonderful show of interest and cooperative spirit by Otta- wans. "We chose Ottawa," he said, "primarily because of the spirit of the community exemplified by the leaders with whom we've been in contact, as well as the people who voluntarily offered crafts and time to get facilities ready." Ottawa's mayor, Kenneth An- drews, and Commissioners Jim Grogan and Charles Queen, as the city's representatives in negotiations with the Parmelee Companies, were credited with spearheading the successful effort. And Charles Colbem was credited with the initial action and much effort since. "We were just looking around," said Parmelee, "when we stopped for dinner one night at Colbern's Restaurant. We had asked a person on the street where we could eat, and he suggested we come here," he said. When Colbern learned the Parmelee officials were looking for a factory site, he notified the city commissioners. They arranged for a luncheon with the company officials the next day. "From this evidence of interest and cooperation, we decided Ottawa had to be a nice, well maintained city," said Parmelee. George Lister, representing Ottawa Industrial Developement, Inc., said: "This is an example of what the full cooperation of all concerned can do in our industrial development program." Lister and Mayor Andrews said the craftsmen of the Ottawa Home Builders Association are to be commended for their voluntary work in getting the plant ready for operation. Friesenborg said the company will place a display of the products it will manufacture in Ottawa in the window at the People's National Bank in the near future. Turns Down Back Pay For Ogden TOPEKA (AP)-The State Corporation Commission turned down an effort to pay Jewel Ogden back pay as conservation director. A motion by Democratic member Harry Wiles Wednesday to pay Ogden about $4,700 in pay dating back to April 25 was tabled. Instead, the commission voted to ask the Department of Administration if it can legally pay the salary claim. Ogden lost his $12,000-a-year job when Republican members of the commission voted to abolish it. Wiles has tried to get Ogden back to work. The State Civil Service Board ruled Ogden is entitled to the job and back pay. The Republican members — Chairman Richard C. Byrd and Alvin Grauerholz—said the decision of the Department of Admin- .stration will not necessarily be Dinding upon them. Ideas Plus Facts Equal Book, Says Visiting Author MEETING THE AUTHOR — Getting the lowdown on writing worth, Martha Christie, Sandra Yates, Davey Mudrick and Dale books, from author Keith Robertson, are (from left) Cheri Farns- Sauer. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) How docs an author write a book? Keith Robertson, Hopewell, N. J., author of the 1960-'61 William Allen White Children's Book Award selection, Henry Reid, Inc., attempted to answer this question for about 500 Ottawa elementary school children yesterday. The author's visit resulted from correspondence with a fourth grade Eugene Field teacher, Mrs. A. M. Harvey, and some of the pupils in her room last year. It all started when one of the pupils noticed that the winner of the William Allen White award was the author of two books Mrs. Harvery read to her class. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson accepted an invitation to visit at Eugene Field School yesterday afternoon. They were enroute to Wichita where his award will be presented at a luncheon Saturday. The author talked to the children in two sessions in the school auditorium. He mentioned that he had had more letters from Ottawa than from any town in Kansas, "Writing a book is a little like writing English compositions," he told the children. "First you get an idea, which is the easiest part. Be sure to write of (he things you know about, your friends and what is happening in your block. It may not seem interesting to you because you know all about it. But to someone in another part of the world, it would be new." Robertson said that the average book he writes is about 50,000 words. When the first, rough draft is finished, it must be corrected for spelling and English and retyped. It is then mailed to a book publisher. If it is accepted, it undergoes two or three more correcting or changing processes be fore it is ready to print. In answer io questions, the author told that about a year or more may elapse between starting and publishing a book. He said he has just had his 2j)th book published. He admitted that material in his first book, "Tick Tock and Jim", included personal experiences but they were made more exciting in the book. Robertson laid adults that one of the nice things about writing children's books is gettinj so many letters from the readers. Often the children give suggestions for new books. Mrs. Robertson said her husband gets good ideas from talking to children. In fact he has a notebook in which he jots them down. The Robertsons were in the children's room of Carnegie Free Library between 4 and 5 p.m. yesterday. There the author autographed copies of his books for their owners. Last evening the author and his wife were entertained at a dinner at Colbern's at (ended by about 30 grade school teachers and others. Rayburn »/ Condition Is "Bad" DALLAS (AP)-A bulletin released by Baylor Hospital today said that veteran House Speaker Sam Rayburn has cancer and an aide said it is incurable. One of his physicians said "his condition is bad." Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—0

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