The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 11, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 259 OTTAWA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Side Swipes PILSWORTH, England (AP) It was gin that made the telephone in the Three Arrows pub go dead around closing time each night. "You might say the phone got dead drunk," said the manager, Stanley Payne. The phone went out like a light every night and came on again in the mofning. Repairmen could find nothing wrong. Then one of them spotted the gin bottle, upended for quick, measured service, hanging above the phone. During the pub's trading hours, they found, drips from the bottle were falling on the phone. The gin was seeping into the mechanism, putting it out of action. By morning the gin in the phone had evaporated and the mechanism worked again. Payne has moved the phone to a dry spot. Plan Backfires HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) Allie Linbert Brown has trouble waking up. This worried him, for he had a 7 a.m. appointment ai the draft board to take a physl cal. Draft boards have a reputation of being stuffy about people who aren't on time. What to do? Brown had it—sleep all night in jail. When he presented himsell at the jail Sunday night, the po lice said he couldn't sleep there unless he had been arrested. So Brown did the next besi thing. He curled up on the draft board's door step. A policeman came along, charged him with being drunk and hauled him off to jail. Brown was up at 7 a.m. all right. But it took him until 4 p.m. to go before a judge and convince him that he hadn't been drunk- just conscientious. The draft board said it would give Brown another chance. This time he plans to try it from home. Still Slow SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-A va- caioning Chicago musician completed a motoring trip Tuesday over the old Butterfield Overland Mail Route—and it took him as long as the original stage coach in 1858. Al Carter, 40, had to do so much backtracking in his historical research—using old maps and items from New York newspapers of 1858—he traveled 3,421 miles. It took him 24 days. The original stage required 23 days, 23'/ 2 hours to cover 2,800 miles from Tipton, Mo., to San Francisco. At journey's end in his station wagon, Carter said he had a notebook filled with errors he found on historical markers. "I found errors as to the starting date, on the place of the beginning of the route," he said. ''Even reconstructions (of buildings) are being palmed off to the public as being the original item." Carter spent so much time on the way here that he's starting back home today. Just The Spot HAMBURG, Germany (AP) an electronic brain which picks a vacation spot where the tourist will enjoy himself is on view at an office-machine exhibition in Hamburg. The prospective vacationer who doesn't know where to go answers six questions for a clerk who punches them on a tape and feeds it to the robot: distance he wants to travel, size of the town, seen e r y, comforts required, sports interests and whether he wants quiet or lots of company. The experimental machine, called the "Zuse Z23," has more than 500 vacation spots on file. REMNANT OF THE PLAINS — Skull of a buffalo which once roamed the Kansas prairie is examined by Miss Genevieve Gillette, Ottawa High School biology teacher, and some of her students, Donna Bones (left), Ethel Needs and Delores Hopkins (seated). The skull, now on display in a window at The Herald, was found by Larry Koehler, 516 S. Oak, on the bank of the Cottonwood river near Emporia. Ottawa University scientists estimated the age of the skull at 125-160 years. (Herald Photo) Night Of Agony Follows Flight From Volcano Fury Heavy Eruptions Threaten To Wipe Out Island Homes CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The 260 stunned men, women and children of Tristan da Cunha spent a night of agony on a rocky outcrop in the South Atlantic, eyeing the glow of a volcano that threatens to destroy their island homes. The refugees fled Tuesday aboard two small fishing boats from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that began Sunday on Tristan da Cunha, a 40-square mile speck of land halfway between South Africa and South America and one of the most remote islands in the world. The refugees fought their way through 13 miles of dangerous seas and waded ashore at Night- ingdale Island, a bleak, uninhabited rock a mile long and three- fourths of a mile wide, to spend the night and await a Dutch liner coming to take them to Cape Town. The islanders will wait here while nature decides the fate of the island where they and their forebears have lived in almost complete isolation for 150 years. Scarcely a dozen of the 260, the total population of Tristan, had Victory For OHS Hoffa Is Indicted On Fraud Charges The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Generally fair tonight; copier tonight; Thursday increasing cloudiness and continued mild; lows tonight 40-45; highs Thursday mid 70s. High temperature yesterday, 70; low today, 47; high year ago today. 89; low year ago today, 57; record high this date, 87 In 1956; record low this date, 21 In 1908; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: g a. m 69 9 p. m 84 10 a. m 70 10 p.. m 61 11 a m 69 11 p. m 58 68 Midnight 54 68 1 a. m 54 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. ( p. m. ..£8 ..67 ..87 ..68 ..69 67 .54 .54 .52 .80 .48 .48 m 60 m. m. .m. m. m. m. WASHINGTON (AP) — James R. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union, was indicted today in Orlando, Fla., for a second time on fraud charges involving alleged misuse of more than $500,000 in union funds. The Justice Department, announcing the federal grand jury's action, said the indictment also names Robert E. McCarthy Jr., Detroit banking executive. As did an indictment returned in Orlando last Dec. 7, the new indictment involves the alleged misuse of union money to develop a "model city" in Brevard County, Fla. The earlier indictment was dismissed July 12 on grounds that it had been returned by an improperly constituted grand jury. The first indictment had 12 counts. The new one includes 16 counts. Twelve of these, like the original indictment, included three charges of mail fruad, three of fraud by telephone, and one of fraud by telegraph. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, announcing the new indictment, said it also contained three new mail fraud counts and a mail fraud conspiracy charge. McCarthy, now an officer of the Public Bank of Detroit, was, at the time of the alleged frauds, manager of a branch of the Bank of the Commonwealth, Detroit. Hoffa and McCarthy were accused of devising "a scheme and artifice to defraud" four Teamsters organizations in connection Asks Districts To Hold Up Plans Under Unification Act TOPEKA (AP)-Atty. Gen. William M. Ferguson recommended today that state school districts hold up any plans under the 1961 school unification act until the Supreme Court decides whether it is constitutional. Ferguson is preparing an appeal of a ruling Monday at Hill City that the act is not constitutional. The decision was given by Dist. Judge C. E. Birney in a test case. Ferguson defended the law in the suit brought by 18 school districts. It was the second district court ruling against validity of the law. "I imagine the (Sureme) Court will put it high on the docket and it can be heard early in November," Ferguson said. "Where possible I would suggest that school districts hold matters in abeyance until the court decides the case." with the establishment of Sun Valley Inc., a Florida, corporation formed in October 1954. Its purpose was described as the purchase of land in Brevard County and resale of this property to Teamster members and the general public. Part of the scheme, the jury charged, called for the financing of Sun Valley "through the misuse of union funds" and its operation "for the personal profit of the defendants." Power Pool Is Organized GREAT BEND (AP) - The Central Kansas Public Power Pool was formally organized Tuesday night to link the facilities of 14 municipal and three cooperative power plants. Named to a permanent committee to head the pool were Quentin Hannawald, Pratt; Irvin Blish, Great Bend and F.D. Diehl, McPherson. The committee was authorized to hire an engineering firm to make a survey of the facilities and operation of the pool. Cooperatives in the pool are Central Kansas Cooperative Great Bend; Ninnescah Electric Cooperative at Pratt and the Ark Valley Cooperative at Hutchinson. Name OHS Queen Candidates An Ottawa High School cheerleader will be crowned the 1961 homecoming queen. The coronation will take place during an extended halftime of the Ottawa - Atchison High School football game here Friday night. Already selected by members of the varsity football squall', the queen will come from a field of three candidates, according to Nora Evans, sponsor of the student council. The girls, she said, are Sue McKinley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bertes McKinley, 711 S. Main; Carol Henley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henley, 1507 S. Oak and Roxie Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Martin, Princeton. Crowning the queen and the two runner-ups will be Doug Henry, David Haverty and Jim Trigg, all members of the Cyclone football team. Homecoming activities will begin tomorrow evening with a snake dance and bonfire rally. The traditional homecoming dance will commence at 10:30 following the game and will be open to Ottawa and Atchison High School students, parents of Ottawa high students, and former alumni. Music for the dance will be supplied by a group of local musicians, many of them former Ottawa high students, P. K. Worley, guidance counselor, explained. ever left the British-ruled island. Their knowledge of the outside; world is based on books, films, radio and hearsay. The populace refused evacuation during World War II. Plans called for a small group of volunteers to stay behind on Nightingale Island to watch the course of the eruption—the first in modern times on the island— and return to Tristan if anything is left. They will act as caretakers until the others can return, tending the island's handful of sheep and cattle and its liny fruit and potato crops. The British frigate Leopard left !ape Town on the 1,730-mile journey to Nightingale with food and supplies for the caretakers. Tristan's 7,640-foot high volcano, which occupies most of the sland, was reported erupting leavily Tuesday night, perilously close to the lone settlement of Edinburgh. Olathe High School has been instructed to forfeit its football game with Ottawa High School, played on Sept. 15, it was learned here today. Olathe won the game 37 to 0. The order to forfeit the game came from the executive board of the Kansas State High School Activities Association following a meeting at Topeka. W. P. Shepard, principal of Ottawa High School, was notified of the forfeiture by the principal of Olathe High School. The board of the activities association stated that the game was ordered forfeited after it was found that OlntV 1 HHi School had used an ineligible player in the game. Says Any Genetic Damage From Fallout Will Be Slight By W. JOYNES MACFARLAN WASHINGTON (AP)-Any genetic damage caused by fallout from the current series of Russian nuclear explosions will be so slight, in the opinion of a Public Health Service physician, that it may not be discernible even after several gneerations. The physician in the service's division of radiological health gave his views to this reporter today but declined to permit identification by name. He said the radiation dose to reproductive cells from radioactivity of levels measured in this country since Sept. 1 will not be as large as that received over a long period from natural background radiation. There is a considerable varia- tion worldwide in the amount of natural background radiation. For instance, the expert said that in the Monazite Sands areas of India it is possibly 20 times the usual maximum in this country. The official said it is not thought that any genetic changes caused by radiation of the levels recently recorded in this country would show up in the nation's younger people or in their immediate offspring. "If changes do occur in far- distant generations, they may be in conditions not identifiable to radiation exposure," the doctor added. He said genetic alterations would not of necessity mean there would be deformed babies. There are hundreds of identifiable genetic characteristics and any of these could be affected. The doctor's opinion was sought following a statement Sunday by Dr. Ralph E. Lapp, a physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb, that fallout from the Russian explosions in his opinion exceeds what was established by a group of scientists in 1957 to be the "safe annual limit." The Public Health Service is concerned not only with the possible genetic effects of fallout radiation but also with the possible effects on bone, bone marrow, thyroid glands and tissues. It is known, the doctor said, that fallout contains certain specific radionuclides which affect these. Analyses are now underway to determine the amounts of the specific radionuclides in samples of air, water, milk and foods collected since Sept. 1. Fair And Mild Rest Of Week TOPEKA (AP) — Bright, sun shiny weather returned to Kansas today. The Weather Bureau said prospects are for continued fair and mild the remainder of the week. Rains ended in eastern sections of the state Tuesday evening with Vi to 1 inch additional precipitation. This brought storm totals in most eastern areas to 2 to 3 inches and in Cowley County to around 4 inches. Forecaster Richard Garrett said most streams in eastern Kansas are showing a rise but any overflows will be minor and local. United Chest Boxscore Total For 16 Days |IJ,371.15 Left To Raise $10,725.85 Eleven Agencies Need Your Help Ss And Ss For X LONDON (AP)-A man identi- j ficd only as "X" was declared the winner today of 176,259 pounds— $493,515.20—in a British soccer football pool. It was the largest payout ever made in a pool charging only a farthing—a coin no longer legal tender—per chance. A farthing is 7-24ths of a U.S. cent. Another pool, charging 2 pence —2 1-3 cents—a chance, paid a second anonymous winner 143,730 pounds, $402,444. Both men exercised their right- guaranteed by the pools—to remain anonymous. Both payouts were made on what is known as the treble chance pools. In them, gamblers try to pick eight games on the weekly English and Scottish professional soccer program which will end in ties. Winnings are tax- free. Although the farthing is no longer legal tender, it is stipulated as the cost per chance in some pools.. It works out all right because most players buy a large number of chances and pay off in pennies,, shillings or pounds. ROXANN BEIHL To Direct 'Blithe Spirit' Roxann Beihl, graduate student in drama at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, will direct the Ottawa Community Theater production of "Blithe Spirit," Nov. 16 through 18, Miss Beihl received her bachelor's degree in speech and thea ter from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., where she was ac live in the Edith Bush Community Theater. She comes to Ottawa under the Kansas community theater plan, in which KU graduate students in theater direct community thea ter productions as part of their university training. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—1 For October—9, For 1961-406. Comparable 1960 period—375. Jaycees Endorse Power Plant Plan Prcscriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv The Ottawa Jaycees announced today their support of the city commission's plan to expand the municipal power plant. A resolution supporting the plan was adopted last night when ,the Jaycees jnet, with .four city officials, Commissioners Jim Grogan and Charles Queen, City Clerk Don Capper and Don Hamilton, water and light plant superintendent. Here's the resolution: "The Ottawa Jaycees, being a progressive young men's organization primarily interested in the development and welfare of the City of Ottawa do hereby make the following resolution: "After having read numerous statements from the opponents to purchasing a duel - fuel diesel electric generating machine for Ottawa's municipal utility, and the proponents of same, and listening to the advantages of such a move over purchasing power from a private agency outside our City, and now being thoroughly convinced that the Commission crs and Department Heads being dedicated men are correct in their recommendation, therefore we do hereby unanimously approve and uphold the City Commissioners in their decision to purchase this machine." It was reported the resolution received a unanimous vote of the Jaycees present. The Jaycees pointed out that the proponents mentioned in the resolution are the city officials who attended the meeting. They pointed out that the pri vate agency outside the city mentioned is Kansas City Power and Light Company which wasn't rep resented at the meeting. They said they did not invite any known opponent of the expansion plan to their meeting. The Jaycees said the numerous itatements from the proponents, referred to in the resolution, are the reports that have appeared in The Ottawa Herald. The Herald has published two editorials that could be classed as opposition to the plan. Jaycee officers are Bill Seymour, president; Larry Walburn, first vice president; V e r n o n Chism, second vice president; Jay Saner, secretary; Jack Morrow, treasurer, and Rick Beatty, state director. More US Troops Going To Europe WASHINGTON (AP) - Deploy- j ment of more U.S. forces, probably of moderate size, to Europe was reported today to be imminent. Speculation was that the total of manpower involved might be something over 2,000, including some tactical air as well as ground forces. The units presumably would be in addition to the program for under-strength elements and otherwise increase the fighting capability of the U.S. 7th Army. Asst. Secretary of Defense Carlisle Runge said in a speech last week that the 40,000-nian augmen- tation would l>e completed by Nov. 1. Reports of the manpower involved in the new deployment suggested Unit total Army strength would be larger than a battle group, which consists of about 1,200 men. That left the possibility that the new deployment might involve a battle group with additional attached units or separate units to back up division-size elements already in Europe. Under the over-all military buildup, the augmentation of ground forces is being matched, in some proportion by more air power to provide cover and support for infantry. Sees No Threat Of Flood The Marais des Cygnes river may reach a stage of 22MJ to 23^ feet at Ottawa's Main Street gauge tomorrow morning, Richard Garrett, Topeka Weather Bureau, said today. Flood stage if 23 feet. At 1 p.m., today the stage at Main Street was about 19 feet. At the Paul Prewitt farm, east of Quenemo, upstream from Ottawa, the stage at noon today was 30.65 feet and still rising. Garret! predicted a stage of about 32 feet at the Prewitt gauge this evening or tonight. Rain that had been predicted for the valley last night failed to develop, thus keeping the stage of the river lower than it might have been. The predicted stage for Ottawa is not high enough to close North Main Street, as occurred last month. Kansas Demo Leader Dies NEVADA, Mo. (AP) — George Breincr, 67, Norton, Kan., active in Kansas Democratic politics, died late Tuesday of injuries suffered just 24 hours earlier in a traffic accident near Dederick, Mo. His wife was killed in the crash and Breiner was hospitalized at El Dorado Springs. The couple was on the way home from St. Louis, where they had been visiting friends. Breiner, an implement dealer, wus chairman of the Norton County D e in o c r a tic committee for many years and in 1960 was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Tauy's Toot A coach couldn't ask for a more promising practice session than those Olathe boys turned in at Cook Field.

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