The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 12, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65, NO. 260 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1961 7 CENTS 2 SECTIONS — 14 PAGES South Africa May Quit UN Foreign Minister Stung By Censure Of His Speech UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Stung by an unprecedented censure from the General Assembly, South African Foreign Minister Eric Louw today awaited instructions from his government amid new speculation the republic may quit the United Nations. Louw angrily charged that the censure of his policy speech by an overwhelming vote of 67-1 was part of a prearranged campaign by African nations to smear his SAFETY AWARD — Earl Guist (left), manager of the Bruce Co. here, accepts safety award from David Wilson, Kansas City, vice-president of American Insurance Co. While R. W. Dictrick, Kansas City, treasurer of the H. D. Lee Co., looks on. The award was presented in honor of 2,409,160 man hours without a disabling injury at the Ottawa plant. The period covered by the award was June 14, 1949 to Sept. 1, 1961. The company still has not had a disabling injury. (Herald Photo) Side Swipes Afraid Bashir Will Go Astray By ZAMIR SIDDII LIBERAL, Kan. (AP)-A fare-! KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — well note was left for Sheriff Lyman Urwin by a former California convict who escaped from the Seward County jail Wednesday night by sawing his way through the bar. Ben German Jr., pinned a note to the bunk in his cell. Addressed to the sheriff, it read: "Sorry for all the trouble I caused you but I hope you get as many blisters on your feet looking for me as I have gathered sawing on these bars." Well Done MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Here's a recipe for baked telephone: Take one young husband on his way to work, add one white phone, mix in a litle consideration for a wife who had been up with the baby all night. Frank Fraser didn't want the phone to bother his wife, Babette, so he put it in the oven before leaving for work. Later, Mrs. Fraser turned on the oven to preheat it. When she started to put in a dish, she discovered one melted telephone. Bashir Ahmad has sworn on the Koran before his wife and four children that he will not look at another woman during his visit to the United States. But the 44-year-old camel cart driver is having trouble convincing other jealous members of his clan that he won't go astray on the trip he is making at the invitation of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. And his good fortune has aroused considerable jealousy among his associates. Armed police have been posted outside Bashir's hut since he reported receiving death threats. Bashir is all set to leave by plane Saturday, but his relatives think he will come home with the big head. They fear that in the foreign land he will eat pork and ham and drink intoxicating liquor —all forbidden to Moslems. They Relapse DANVILLE, HI. (AP)- County Treasurer Eddie Ryan often writes letters to delinquent taxpayers urging them to pay before penalties are incurred. He received a letter this week from a woman who protested that she is not delinquent. She added: "I am a heart victim. You caused an extra doctor bill. Please be more careful in the future." Pike 'Fishy'? WASHINGTON (AP)-Tongue- in-cheek, Rep. Otis G. Pike, D-N.Y., is supplying Republican newspapers in his district with ammunition to use against him in next year's campaign. He's even provided them with a slogan. Pike said he is sending his "quick-reference-blast - Pike" kit to 35 weekly Republican newspa pers who opposed him in 1960. It includes his voting record in Congress and a suggestion that opponents pick a couple of votes which were "sure losers" and lean heavily on them. For a campaign slogan against him, Pike suggested: "There's something fishy about Pike." The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Considerable cloudiness, mild and humid through Friday; fog and drizzle again tonight; high Friday 75-80; lows tonight near 60. High temperature yesterday, 78; low today, 51; high year ago today, 76; low year ago today, 60; record high thlb date, 82 In 188B; record low this date 32 in 1908 and 1908; hourly tempera tures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m., today t a. m 60 > p m 58 10 a. m ,-65 10 P 11 a. m 6B 11 p Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. S p. m. , 75 78 78 77 7* 70 B* 80 72 Midnight S3 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 8 a 6 a 7 a * a m. m. .56 m. m. m. m. rn. m. m. m. .53 ..64 ..55 threaten to ostracize him on his return. Bashir's three sons and his daughter are excited about his journey—but not his wife. She's afraid he will marry a "maim"— a white woman. "What will happen to my four children and who will support me and feed them if he brings a white wife with him?" she moaned. So Bashir took an oath that he would remain faithful and he promised his children he would bring back a cap and a pair of shoes Jor each of them as a present. Johnson noticed the gray-haired camel cart driver on the roadside during the vice president's visit to Karachi in May. Johnson suggested Bashir visit the United States and a Pakistani newspaper seized on the idea. A group of American businessmen agreed to finance the trip under the people- to-people program. government. "We had been forewarned this would happen," Louw declared after a parade of African delegates denounced his speech as insulting to their governments and the African people, African delegates were infuriated by Louw's charge that many of the African governments were attacking his government to divert attention from appalling economic conditions and illiteracy in their own countries. The Africans also resented his announcement that South Africa would continue its policy of apartheid- strict race segregation — despite the U.N.'s disapproval. South Africa walked out of the General Assembly six years ago when its white supremacist policies were censured. It has threatened to pull out of the U.N. altogether if pushed too far. Recalling the warning, delegates noted that this was the first time any U.N. representative had ever been censured for a speech. The censure motion put in by Liberia labeled Louw's address "offensive, fictitious and erroneous." South Africa cast the sole negative vote but 20 nations abstained. The United States, Britain, France and six other countries did not participate in the ballot, and three other nations were absent. Peril Our Destiny, Says JFK CHAPEL HILL, N. C. (AP) President Kennedy declared today that Americans are destined to live most of their lives in "uncertainty, challenge and peril." But Kennedy told a throng of thousands at the University of North Carolina that if citizens of the United States "can do our duty undeterred by fanatics or frenzy at home or abroad we shall he neither Red nor dead but alive, free and worthy of the best traditions and responsibilities" of state and country. The world now pits opposite each other two opposing forces with the capacity to destroy each other, Kennedy said. He set forth this philosophy for the United States: "While we do not intend to see the free world give up, we will make very effort to prevent the world from being blown up." Kennedy came to Chapel Hill for an honorary degree of doctor of laws, the 21st in his string of honorary doctorates. City To Support Santa Fe Effort Ottawa city officials announced ast night that they will support, by petition to the Interstate !ommerce Commission, the efforts of Santa Fe Railroad to acquire the Western Pacific Railroad, a line which operates n an area of the West Coast. The request for support from he city officials of Ottawa was made at the meeting of the commissioners last night by Lloyd Yarborough and James Warren, representatives of the Santa Fe, who attended the meeting in company with S. C. Christerson, Ottawa Santa Fe agent. The Santa Fe men explained that they are seeking such petitions and have received to date 586 of them from cities and towns, as well as from Chambers of Commerce and other organizations in Kansas. Yarborough explained that Southern Pacific also is trying to purchase the Western Pacific Railroad, and it is reported that the Southern Pacific plans to dis mantle the Western Pacific Rail road if it obtains ownership. He said the Western Pacific has opposed sale to the Southern Pa cific and has supported the San- la Fe in its efforts. He stated also that employes of the Western Pacific have supported the San ta Fe's proposal. Yarborough said that purchase and dismantling of the Western Pacific would mean a loss ol about $18,000,000 a year to the Santa Fe in business and would DC a crippling blow. He said Santa Fe feels that re- aining this business would strengthen the entire Santa Fe system and be a benefit to the economy of a broad region, including Kansas. The Ottawa city officials said :hey would instruct the city attorney and city clerk to prepare a petition supporting the efforts of the Santa Fe. 20,000 Draft Call In November WASHINGTON (AP)-The November draft call for 20,000 men, all ticketed for the Army, is the san»e as the one for October. The call, issued Wednesday, compares with the 25,000 drafted in Sep tember. Discuss Change Of Signal Light Don Yockey, of the Missouri Pacific railroad signal department, met with Ottawa city officials last night to discuss further the plans for changing the position of the rialroad's train signal now located on First Street just west of Main. The city has plans for improving that block of First Street so it will carry a normal flow of traffic into, and from, Main Street, thus improving conditions for traffic reaching Main Street to cross the Marais des Cygnes river. It was announced that Yockey and the city engineer, Robert Lister, will work together in planning a signal that will meet the requirements of the railroad and not interfere with vehicle traffic. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Proposed reapportionment would shift Legislature control in Kansas, Editorial, Pg. 10. Khrush carries raft of troubles to Soviet congress session, Pg. 9- Forty beggars per block in Karachi, Pg, 10. Braves face another passing threat in Saturday game, Pg. 2 X-15 flight proves astronaut can fly through earth's atmosphere, Pg. 13. ONE WILL REIGN — One of these three Ottawa High School cheerleaders will reign over school's 1961 homecoming activities tomorrow night. They are Carol Henley, 1507 S. Oak (left); Sue McKinley, 711 S. Main (center), and Roxie Martin, Princeton. The queen will be crowned at halftime ceremonies of the Ottawa-Atchison High School football game. (Herald Pho(o) Crawled In Snow With Broken Hip ALPINE, Utah (AP) - A pilot who huddled four days near the wreckage of his plane with a broken hip was rescued in subfreezing temperatures early today from a snow-covered mountainside. Rescue crews slogged through three miles of knee-deep snow to bring out Joel T. Honey, 52, of Needles, Calif., pilot of a single- engine craft that slammed into rugged Mt. Timpanogos in central Utah Saturday. The crash killed William Royal, also of Needles. When rescuers .got to Honey, they heard an amazing story of a man crawling around in snowstorms with a broken hip in order to keep alive. At times Honey said he heard search planes flying overhead, but he couldn't attract their attention. He crawled painfully from the smashed plane to soak rags with gasoline and tie them on sticks to be used as flares. He even packed snowballs in the hope he could roll them down Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic- death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—1. During October—10. During 1961—407. Comparable 1960 period—376. the slope below to attract attention. A search plane finally spotted a blinking searchlight in the wreckage. Honey joked and occasionally winced while rescuers carried him to safety on a stretcher. He was taken to a hospital. Honey said he was unconscious for almost 45 minutes after the crash. He came to and found his companion dead. Honey told his rescuers he remembered Royal had become frightened as the plane dipped and swerved through the overcast mountains Saturday, hunting an opening into clear sky. Honey said Royal made a grab for the control stick and, moments later, the plane plunged into a stand of trees on the mountain. The crash occurred at the 8,500- foot level of the 12,000-foot mountain. Nealy two dozen searchers began climbing the slope Wednesday night. Two paramedics parachuted into the crash site. River Rise Is Slow The current rise of the Marais des Cygnes River appeared to b« rearing a crest at 1 p.m., today. The rate of rise at that time was slow. The stage at 1 p.m., was 21.71 feet. The river crested at Quenemo at a mark of 32.5 feet in the early morning hours today. This mark was 4.5 feet below the stage reached at that point in the September flood which hit a stage of 30.47 at Ottawa. This morning the river rasicd only .29 of a foot in the 2-hour period from 8 to 10. In the next three hours, 10 to 1, the rise was .23 of a foot, less than a tenth of a foot per hour. Richard Garrett, Topeka weather bureau, said this morning that the stream could be expected to crest about mid-day today at Ottawa and that it might reach the stage he forecast yesterday which was 22.5 feet to 23.5 feet. Although the rise of the stream has less than the appearance of a flood in Ottawa, many acres of farmlands in the valley again have gone under water with damage resulting to crop not yet harvested. Discuss Prospective School Costs In Proposed Districts Tauy's Toot Bashir had better walch his step, or Mrs. Ahmad will bash his head in when he gets back home. Representatives from the common school districts located in the non-high territory surrounding Ottawa attended a meeting last night at Garfield School. The meeting was called by three members of the Franklin County subcommittee currently working on school unification. These three members are Emory Morgan, who represents the non-high territory, and Robert A. Anderson and Robert B. Wellington, Ottawa representatives on the subcommittee. Morgan and Wellington spoke briefly on Senate Bill 400, the unification measure, and work of the subcommittee to date. Anderson then explained school district taxes and costs of various unification plans. Also attending the meeting were Claim Protest Petition Insufficient Ottawa city officials presumably will proceed with the issuance of revenue bonds for improvement to the electric plant of the city. In announcing that no special election will be held on the question of the issuance of the revenue bonds, the city commissioners at last night's meeting issued the following statement: "The city governing body, after careful examination of petition filed calling for an election to issue $780,000 electric revenue bonds for improvement to the electric plant of the City of Ottawa, find the report of the city attorney and city clerk concerning such petition to be correct and acting upon the findings in such report declare the petition to be insufficient." The attorney's report, presented last Friday night, stated the opinion that more than 500 signatures on the petition should be discarded because they do not meet legal requirements for a qualified petition signature. As a result, the attorney, Douglas Gleason, said it was his opinion that the petition failed to meet the requirement, 20 per cent of the Ottawa's registered voters, by more than 100 signatures. Before issuing that statement, the city officials had answered questions asked by two Ottawans, Clyde Harber, 1016 N. Oak, and Harry M. Pratt, 736 N. Sycamore. Harber asked if it wouldn't be a good idea to get from the Kansas City Power & Light Co. a statement, signed by the officials of that company, showing figures on what the company would charge the city of Otawa to supply electricity, and put these figures beside the Ottawa city officials' figures for what they could generate electricity so the people of Ottawa could compare the figures. The commissioners told Harber the city has received such a statement from the Kansas City Power & Light Co. which has made two offers to the city of Ottawa and that these records are on file at city hall and can be inspected by any interested citizen. Harber asked why such figures had not been published in the paper. Commissioner Grogan stated that the reports have not been printed in detail because they are lengthy and, as Grogan put it, "I don't think we could afford to publish the reports in full." He added, "Any citizen who cares to examine these reports may feel free to do so." Grogan said the city officials have published the findings of both the superintendent of the water and light department, Don Hamilton, and the findings of consulting engineers, and the findings of both are to the effect that the city can expand its electric utility and generate power cheaper than it can purchase it from the Kansas City Power & Light Co. Harry Pratt asked if the city would receive bids in purchasing a new engine - generator if the plant is expanded. He was told by the commissioners that the equipment will be purchased in that way. Pratt said he had heard stories about how the engine purchased a few years ago was broken down most of the time. Grogan said: "As of last Sun- day the engine has operated a total of 4,160 hours." Pratt said: "That's about 4,000 hours more than the stories I hear about it." Grogan said, "We know those stories have been circulated, but our records show that the engine has operated 4,160 hours as of last Sunday." City Clerk Don Capper read an affidavit, signed by W. W. Robe and Peter K. Papps, and sworn to before Virgil Smith, notary public. The affidavit listed names previously mentioned in a story in the Ottawa Herald as examples of signatures on the protest petition declared improper because they were not signed in the same way the names were listed on the poll books of the city. The affidavit declared that those signing the affidavit knew these people to be the same persons as those signed on the poll book and further declared that those signing the affidavit knew that all others on the petitions were the persons they represented themselves to be by their petition signatures. City Attorney Douglas Gleason stated that the affidavit would be proper for the identification of those named, but that a blanket affidavit for all persons whose names appeared on the petitions could not be considered a sufficient affidavit. The city attorney explained that a blanket affidavit would have to be taken to assume that the persons making such affidavit had first-hand knowledge that a 11 persons signing the petition were the same persons registered on the poll books and that persons making such affidavit knew the persons and saw them sign their names to the petition. Mayor Kenneth Andrews then said: the commission stands on the statement issued, and the petitions are declared insufficient." Andrews thanked Rick Beatty of the Ottawa Jaycees for the support and confidence that organization gave the city officials in their plans for electric plant expansion. Also in attendance at the meeting was Harold Crawford who was attending as an observer and representing the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. members of the Ottawa school board. Anderson pointed out that budgets had been figured for three proposed unified districts. H« showed figures on what mill levies for these districts would be. Tola! levy for the Appanoose- Pomona-Williamsburg combination would be about $37.97 per $1,000 assessed valuation. This includes the state levy for schools, along with both the county high school and the county elementary levy. Similar figure for the Princet- ton - Richmond - Lane • Rantoul combination would be $26.57 per $1,000, and for Wellsville, about $25.51. Were non-high territories to join Ottawa the projected levy would be $31.42. Anderson pointed out the figures for the rural districts include only the school services now offered, while that for Ottawa includes costs of a comprehensive high school plus other such services as kindergarten, guidance, various vocational and music programs, speech correction, an exceptional child program, foreign languages and various commercial courses. United Chest Boxscore After 17 Days $11,774.22 Left To Raise $10,422.78 Eleven Agencies Need Your Help

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