The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 11, 1961 · Page 5
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Ran*cul News . Nebraskans Honored At Dinner By GALE GILBERT Mr. Roy Pcckham and daughter, Charlotte, of Hardy, Neb., visited over the weekend with his cousins, James Peckham and Mrs. V. H. Rodgcrs. A dinner was Riven for them Sunday at the James Peckham home. Mrs. Martha Coffman attended the Jacob family reunion at Means Park Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gale Gilbert returned home last Wednesday evening from a visit in Topeka. They also visited (heir daughter, Mrs. Raymond Shannon, and family, in O'Fallon, 111., over the weekend. On Sunday jill drove to Mt. Vcr- non, ill., and visited relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Gilbert and family, Topeka, also made the trip, returning to Topeka last Monday. Rev. and Mrs. Norman Webb and their daughter, of Kansas .City, called on old friends Friday afternoon. He is a former pastor of Rantoul Presbyterian Church. A meeting was held at Rantoul Grade School Tuesday eve ning for the purpose of organizing Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. R.N.A. Lodge met at the Hall Thursday evening with Oracle, Roberta Hubbard, in charge. There were 11 members present. Plans were made for attending the district convention in Osawatomie Tuesday evening. The Junior Class of Rantoul High is busy practicing the play, "Aaron Slick from Pumpkin Creek", to be given Oct. 17 in the gymnasium. Mrs. S. D. Needham went to Liberal, Kansas, Sunday to attend the state meeting of the Re- bckah Lodge this week. Mr. Needham went Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hermes-: meyer entertained Sunday in honor of their daughter, Patty, who was 3 years old. The following i were present: Mr. and Mrs. L. j M. Watkins, Mrs. Leo Blackstone i and sons and Jim Rybolt. j Mrs. Florence Pope, Ottawa,' srid Howard Pope and son, Douglas, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., were Wednesday supper guests at the Grant Catterson home. TOPS AGAIN — Holding 1961 Kansas State University yearbook, which again has won All American rating, is editor, Helen Splichal Brewer, Manhattan. With her is C. J. Medlin, graduate manager of student publications. This was the 26th consecutive AH American award received under Medlin. No Fretting For Mickey To Study Possible Use •/ Of A-Bbmb In Hurricane WASHINGTON (AP) - The Weather Bureau is going to study the possibility of using conventional or nuclear bombs to smash hur- rkanes. The idea of using bombs of any type against storms "is still only in -the glcam-in-the-eye stage," says Dr. Francis J. Reichelderfer, Weather Bureau chief. Reichelderfer stressed that in adition to a lot of thought and study, any use of a nuclear device would require a national policy decision regarding nuclear tests in the atmosphere. He told newsmen after an appearance at the National Press Club that specially designed TNT bombs might be tested on a hurricane within two or three years. Asked about a nuclear bomb, Rcichcrlderfer said a one megaton bomb — equal to one million tons of TNT—might do something to a hurricane, but he wasn't sure if it would be good or bad. He said it is possible a nuclear bomb "might put too much force in one place" while conventional TNT charges placed in several parts of a storm would weaken or divert it. Reicbedlerfer also said cost is a factor, stating that a one megaton bomb costs $1 million. This is the first figure given by a government official on cost of a hydrogen bomb. He said large-scale seeding of hurricane centers with silver iodide crystals is planned in 1962 based on small tests carried out this year. I 1961, King Features Syndicate, Inc., World rights reserved "Why can't you dress like other mothers?" THE OTTAWA HERALD. f Wednesday, October 11, 1961 * Mrs. Roosevelt Is 77 Today NEW YORK (AP)-Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt is 77 years old today, but she.won't celebrate it. Miss Maureen Corr, her secretary, said the former first lady has decided to mark her birthday only at five-year intervals. "She won't give any special attention to her birthday now until she is 80," Miss Corr said. KEEN TV SERVICE 114 S. Main CH 2-3490 Kansas To Get Highway Money O .' ./ WASHINGTON (AP) - Missouri will receive $23.8 million and Kansas $17.7 million under new allotments of federal highway funds announced Tuesday. The money may be committed immediately for disbursement in fiscal 1963, which begins next July 1. | The new allotments are for use in "ABC" road projects. These are on primary and secondary roads, and their extensions into cities. The slates previously had received tentative allotments for this work but the final figures were held back for a mid-year inventory of the mileage on rural delivery and star postal routes. This is a factor used in alloting the money by area. The total outlay of federal money for all types of highway projects in fiscal 1963 was pushed to $3-3 billion. By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — "Lots of people spend their time fretting about the past," Mickey Rooney philosophized. "Me, I only care about the present and the future." This was the unstoppable Mick thumbing his turned-up nose at his misfortunes, which are enough to sink a man twice his size. "Oh, I've had a few financial problems." he said airily. "It has become very chic to sue Rooney, Okey, let 'cm. I forgive "em." Rooney has other things to think about. They include: 1. The impending birth of his sixth child. "I believe in lots of children. Maybe its because I was an only child. After all, you should leave something behind when you leave this earth." 2. His career. "I'm busy. Did a Dick Powell show which turned out okay. Got 'Breakfast at Tif- fany's' and 'Roaring Twenties' coming out in theaters. Going to New York for 'Naked City 1 and 'Requiem for a Heavyweight.' Own 50 per cent of 'Everything's Ducky,' which is a good family film I did with Buddy Hackett. I'll be doing more with Buddy. Going to team up with Bobby Van in night clubs, also make a TV series with Bobby for my own company," 3. His enterprise, the Mickey Rooney School of Entertainment. When he gets started on this subject, you'd better just sit back and listen. "I've been thinking about this for 20 years," he said, gathering steam. "What this country needs is a good school in every city where we can develop the stars of tomorrow." Rooney stands ready to do the job. He whipped out a brochure which he has been poring over for weeks. It will total 40 pages and offer franchises and an or- ganizational plan whereby schools can offer a year's talent training at $585, payable over an 18-month period. "Think of it!" Rooney enthused. "For $30 a month, youngsters can get training in tap, ballet, singing, drama and so forth. Then we'll have regional contests to pick the best talent, ending in a televised show in Madison Square Garden for the world series of entertainment. "This is where the Judy Garlands, the Mickey Rooneys, the Shu-ley Temples, the Doris Days, the Rock Hudsons of tomorow will come from." Upton Sinclair To Wed SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. j (AP)—"I think I'm a very lucky | old man," says Pulitzer Prize- winning novelist Upton Sinclair, 83. Sinclair, author of more than 70 books, and Mary Elizabeth Willis, 79, a widow, took out a marriage license Tuesday. His first wife, Mary Craig Kimbrough Sinclair, died last April 26 at 78. Sinclair said he and Mrs. Willis drove to San Bernardino for the license in an effort to avoid publicity. "That shows you what duffers we are," he laughed. "We were very naive. We thought the ladies (in the clerk's office) up there wouldn't be learned. They didn't show any sign of recognizing me." Deputy County Clerk Berniece Waddell said Sinclair, wearing a short-sleeved sport shirt and appearing tanned and healthy, "looked more nearly 70." The author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for his novel "Dragon's Teeth," said he and Mrs. Willis will be married at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Ambrose Episcopal church in Claremont, home of the prospective bride. Sinclair gave an address in Monrovia. Both are small cities east of Los Angeles. Mrs. Willis' permanent home is in Milwaukee, Wis. She is a sister of Dr. Frederick Hard, president of Scripps College in Claremont. Approve Bonds For Hospital WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) - Winfield voters approved a $879,000 bond issue Tuesday for enlargement of Newton Memorial Hospital from 68 beds to 165. The vote was 2,203 for to 514 against. Federal funds will match the bond money, bringing the total to ?1,758,000. OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD - Would-be fireman Ricky Bob- bilt, 4, is just like most small boys his age—he wants to be a fireman when he grows up. Ricky was all decked out with helmet and badge to watch a Fire Prevention parade at St. Petersburg, Fla. He discovered the big trucks are fun to watch—but the •irens sure are loud. Will He Accept? ORLEANS, France (AP) — Soviet Premier Khrushchev has been offered the honorary presidency of the World Association of Baldheaded Societies, the president of the French Brotherhood of the Bald told a national convention Monday. Khrushchev hasn't replied. Guaranteed PROTECTION all winter long! CONOCO ANTI-FREEZE Get free protection till next May...with Conoco's guaranteed Anti-Freeze Servicel Simply see your Conoco dealer now. Have him check your car's cooling system, drain it, and refill with Conoco Permanent Type Anti-Freeze. He'll give you a written guarantee, good until May 1, 1962. Every time you drive in, he'll make sure you're not losing protection. 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