The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 13, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, October 13, 1961
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OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1961 VOL. 65 NO. 261 TEN PAGES 7 CENTS An Editorial Our Case Against Another Big Engine It came as no surprise when on Wednesday our city commission tossed out petitions bearing the names of more than 1,300 persons. This petition was designed to give the people of Ottawa the right to vote on a revenue bond issue of $780,000, such money to be used to expand the city's light plant. We feel the actions of the city commission are ill-advised. To understand fully our position on this matter of vital importance to Ottawa, it is necessary to review events going back several years. Before doing this, remember that Ottawa's commissioners continually have stated their basis for this light plant expansion is a report from Universal Engineering of McPherson, consultants hired by the city commission. In 1956, Ottawa hired Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., Kansas City to make a survey of Ottawa's light plant tind to make recommendations concerning its expansion. This report of Oct. 15, 1956, states on page 11 that "Considering the past, present and projected future loads on the system, and considering the characteristics of the seasonal and daily loads, it is recommended that a 7,500 kilowatt generator be installed immediately. If the load grows as anticipated, a second unit of larger size will be required in 1964." The first expansion would cost about $2,000,000. The second unit would be 12,650 kilowatt capacity and cost about $2,300,000. On the same page, the experts, one of Kansas City's largest en- Weather Was Wild But No River Rampage Is Expected Crest Of 25 <• Feet Forecast Ottawa's share of the wild weather that hit northeast Kansas ast night was a noisy storm that produced 1.13 inches of rain. The heaviest part of the rain was a 30-minute period when 1.08 inches fell. gineering firms, stated a study of the dollar operations of Ottawa's plant showed such improvements could be made "without any predictable increase in electric rates." Our rates have since been in creased. While accepting this report, Ottawa's commission didn't heed it. Burns & Me Donnell was told Ottawa couldn't spenc that much at that time. So we see th city telling the experts what to recommend. Subsequently, in May of the following year, 1957, Ottawa took bids on a gas- diesel engine. At that time, the mayor stated publicly that the city wanted to put the biggest engine possible into a particular space in the existing light plant. While a number of bids were received, the city commission bought a new type 3,500KW engine manufactured by Enterprise Engine Corporation of San Francis- Similar amounts, a few slightly heavier, fell in the upper Marais des Cygnes valley, but the river had started falling in that area following a sharp rise brought on by previous rains, and the falling condition of the stream west of Ottawa gave this area a big advantage. This morning the river inched up at the rale of only .06 of an inch per hour, and Richard Garrett, Topeka weather bureau, j said the crest here, expected! sometime this evening, should not, exceed 25 feet. river won't go over North Main Street in Ottawa. Last night, Ottawa police took precautions to make sure Otta- wans living in low areas of the city were aware of the fact the river had started to rise. Patrol cars, with loud speakers, cruised the low areas of the town and informed people that it would be wise to watch the situation. The fact that the downpour oi rain came in the night, when i is difficult to secure rainfall in CO. The present mayor, city clerk and two former commissioners made a trip to San Francisco to look at a twin to the engine offered Ottawa. It is significant to note they did not visit plants of any of the other bidders. The machine which they inspected at San Francisco was later installed at Waverly, Iowa. That particular engine at Waverly, as of Sept. 15 of this year, had broken down seven tunes in the SVfe years since it was installed. It is broken (Continued on Page Four) Side Swipes LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)—Two men grabbed a cigarette machine in a grocery store, threw it in the back seat of their car and sped off. The stolen machine blocked their rear vision, but the wail of a siren convinced them that police were in hot pursuit. Traveling ever faster, the driver finally lost control and went off the road. The two got out and looked around, but there were no police. A burglar alarm siren in the cigarette machine had been set off by the jolting ride. Pob'ce, notified of an accident, arrived and arrested Joe Willi Perkins, 23, and Elijah Nelson, 29. Kitchen Snub SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Nine headwaiters on the liner Queen Elizabeth quit their jobs Thursday because they couldnt stand the lower classes. The nine all were classified as headwaiters in the liner's first class restaurant. They balked when told that under a rotation system one of their number would have to work the restaurant in cabin class and another in tourist class on each voyage. Fertile Sand DETROIT (AP)-"I spent it all on women, booze and travel," said a man accused of embezzling $88 000 from General Motors Corp. Charles E. Botz, 38, was quoted by Assistant Prosecutor Benjamin F. Cornelius as admitting the fraud. Botz was hired by GM Au- The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Generally fair through Saturday; cooler tonight; a little warmer Saturday; low tonight low 40s; high Saturday mid 70s. High temperature yesterday, 83; low today, 54; high year ago today.17; low vear ago today, 81: record high this date. 94 In 18S9: record low this date. •"• gust, 1953, as a clerk at the Tern- stedt division. Last June he was fired for carelessness. Auditors later discovered the division was listed as buying—at a dollar a pound—large lots of "pure Swedish casting sand for experimental purposes." No one at GM had ever heard of pure Swedish casting sand. Tired Of Cats DETROIT (AP)—John H. Buck says his wife, Terry, prefers the company of her 22 cats to him— so he wants a divorce. In a suit filed Thursday, the suburban Garden City man charged that the cats have all but evicted him from his home. He complained that friends refused to visit because of the cats. Also, he said, since Mrs. Buck started acquiring the cats three years ago it has cost him $3,000 to care and feed them. The couple was married in March, 1957. No Luck JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)-A burglar had some bad luck after he broke into a motel room and stole the pants of two men while they were sleeping. The wallet fell out of one pair of pants and the burglar didn'1 get it. Police said it contained $1,400 while the wallet the burglar did get contained $5. Spelling Error OGDEN, Utah (AP)—Officials say a bronze plaque hung in the main lobby of the new Weber College Student Union Building Wednesday is coming down im mediately. The list of names and titles on the plaque leads off with Cover To Recheck Protest Petition A group of Ottawans seeking to vote on expansion of the city light plant announced today they will seek a recheck of petitions eclared insufficient by the city ommission. W. W. Robe, one of the leaders n the movement, said today that >etitions bearing more than 1,300 lames would be made. Monday i group of proponents of the is- ue will go over the petitions, name-by-name. The petition opposes a revenue bond issue of $780,000 for the pur- base of a 3500KW gas - diesel or the city b'ght plant. Wednes- lay the city commission rejected the petition declaring it did not have the 972 names required. Restraining Order In Ogden Case TOPEKA (AP)—District court today issued a temporary restraining order against the state Civil Service Board from enforcing its order for the reinstatement of Jewel Ogden as Kansas Conservation Director. The suit was brought by Chairman Richard C. Byrd and Alvin Grauerholz, Republican members of the commission who voted last April to abolish the $12,000-a-year job. Harry Wiles, the third commissioner and, like Ogden a Democrat, abstained from the suit. Dist. Judge Dean McElheney signed the temporary' order. The case will come up next Wednesday for assignment to a judge who will hear it. Ogden has fought the loss of his job and recently won a ruling by the Civil Service Board that he is entitled to the job with back pay from April 25. Ogden spent five days sitting in the oil and gas division office at Wichita recently, claiming the job. He is now taking a vacation which he says has accumulated since April. In their action Byrd and Grauerholz ask the court to determine the legality of Ogden's claim. FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT Opponents: Ottawa High clones vs. Atchison. Cy- Place: Cook Field, Ottawa University. Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. Added attractions: Ottawa Junior High band marches at 7:15 p.m. Homecoming coronation at halftime. If this level isn't exceeded, the formation from areas upstream left Ottawans in a situation of un certainty. More severe weather hit point in northeast Kansas, where wine and hail caused some damage No persons were reported in jured, however. Heaviest rain was reported at Oskaloosa where the measurement was 5.45 inches. That rain fell in about three hours. A twister hit the farm of Ronald Martin near Mayette, damaging the barn, outbuildings and the roof of the Martin home. Martin, his wife, their three children and Mrs. Martin's great grandmoth- j er, Mrs. Hattie Munger, crouched in a bedroom until the storm nor George "governer." D. Clyde, spelled ... In IB"; hourly hour* ending 8 a.m. 24 •» a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Moon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. * p. m. 6 p. m. « p. m. 7 p. rn. 1 p. m. .67 .69 .71 74 78 81 82 78 7ft 73 71 70 temperatures, , today: 9 p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m 82 Midnight 62 1 a. m 80 64 64 m 58 m 57 m 67 m 56 m 65 m 64 m 66 For Emergency LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP)-Afte an inspection of the new Niagar County jail, State Correction De partment officials recommende( that "exit" lights in the centra corridors be turned on only emergencies. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. had passed. A tornado damaged a house and barn at Oskaloosa, and hail the size of hen eggs was reported in an area north of the town. US59 north of Oskaloosa was closed for a few hours by floodwater. Other funnel clouds were reported near Junction City, Valley Falls, Tonganoxie and over Norton. Tornado activity was reported in Leavenworth County, and Leavenworth had nearly three inches of rain. Rantoul Man Killed In Collision Pete Rayle, 31-year-old Rantoul construction worker, was killed last night when the car he was driving collided with a tractor on a county road eight miles west of Paola. Miami County Sheriff Milton Prothe said the Rayle car collided with a tractor with a baler attached driven by George Haight, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Haight, near the Haight home. Mr. Rayle had been working on a job at Paola and was returning home. The accident occurred just before the rain started, said Sheriff Prothe. Mr. Rayle was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rayle, of the Stanton community. Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow and four children. Wilson Funeral Home, Paola, will be in charge of the funeral. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Pakasteani speak an English of their own, Pg. 4. Pecans offer additional cash to Eastern Kansas farmer, Pg. 9. Father shouldn't push son into fights, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. A-B-C grade cards best ever devised, Dr. Nason, Pg. 3. Coach To Miss Cyclone Game Harold Wallace, head football coach of Ottawa High School, was called to Galena by the serious illness of his mother and will not be present at the homecoming game tonight in which the Cyclones will meet Atchison. The Ottawa team will be handled this evening by Coaches Orlis Cox and Harvey Drake. C46 Crash Kills At Least Six SEOUL (AP)-A South Korean air force transport crashed today 40 miles south of Seoul, killing at least five persons, Seoul newspapers reported. The newspaper Chosun Ilbo said the C46 was carrying 54 persons. Open Fire On U.S. Troops BERLIN (AP) - East German police fired repeatedly today on U.S. military police and West Berlin police after nine refugees broke through the barbed wire ringing off West Berlin. No one was hit in the shooting and the Western police did not return the fire. The nine refugees dashed into the American sector of West Berlin after their truck got stuck in the Communists* barbed wire entanglement. West Berlin police called the shooting the most serious incident since the Communists barricaded the border Aug. 13. East German police shouted warnings to the Americans and West Berlin police to stay away from the fence where the refugees' truck was stuck in the wire mesh and then opened fire with rifles and submachine guns, eyewitnesses said. State President To Speak At Farm Bureau Dinner Walter C. Peirce, one of Kan- most successful farmers, sas will speak at the Franklin County Farm Bureau's annual meet- ,ng. The dinner meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Ottawa's National Guard Armory. Peirce, who owns and operates an 860-acre farm near Hutchinson, is serving his first term as president of the Kansas Farm Bureau. He was vice president of the organization for six years before being named president in November, 1960. Peirce has farmed since 1938 when he was graduated from Kansas State University. His family represents the fourth generation of the Peirces on the Reno County farm. Peirce's farm is used mainly for the production of grain and deferred-fed steers. He specializes in the production of certified seed. Grain grown normally includes wheat, milo, sorghum and rye. Peirce is a director of the Kansas Crop Improvement Association, member of the American Farm Bureau Federation's commodity committee, a past direc M'ALTER C. PEIRCE tor of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, past president of the K-State Alumni Association, lifetime trustee of the K-State Endowment Association and a member of the United States Department of Agriculture's research and marketing advisory committee. The Peirces are the parents of three boys and girl. The County Farm Bureau will vote at the meeting on the township directors, already nominated, to be elected this year. They are Carl Eichenberger, Appanoose Township; Howard Kalb, Hayes; John Allen, Lincoln; Emory Morgan, Ottawa; Albert Grosdidier. Pomona, and Clyde Berry, Richmond. Township officers already named arc: Appanoose, Mrs. Earl Gilliland, woman chairman; George H. Dillon Jr., agricultural leader, and Richard Dillon youth leader. Hayes, Mrs. Russell Wray, woman chairman; Harley Hume, agricultural leader and Homer Baldwin, youth leader. Lincoln, Mrs. John M a c y, woman chairman; Lawrence Lundstedt, agricultural leader, and Eugene Bromert, youth leader. Ottawa, Mrs. C. E. Keith, woman chairman; William Bishop, agricultural leader and B r y o n Mohr, youth leader. Pomona, Mrs. Henry Jockman, woman chairman and Nels Kristenson, agricultural leader. Richmond, Mrs. Raymond Wagner, woman chairman; Robert Hadsall, agricultural leader and Edwin Horstick, youth leader. Wants South Africa Expelled UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Ghana sought support today for a resolution calling on the Security Council to expel South Africa from the United Nations. Ghana Ambassador Alex Quaison-Sackey said his delegation had drawn up a draft demanding the ouster of the white supremacist nation and would put it before the 26-nation African group today. Quaison-Sackey declined to say on what grounds the demand was based until he had consulted the rest of the group. Presumably it says South Africa is unworthy of U.N. membership because it is continuing its apartheid — race segregation—policies in defiance of repeated U.N. appeals. She's A Queen QUEEN LINDA — Linda Clayton, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. nd Mrs. Chester Clayton, Wellsville, will reign over Wellsville High School homecoming activities tonight. The crowning ceremony, which took place this morning at 10, is scheduled to be repealed at 7 p.m. prior to the Wellsvillc-Gardner High School football game. Runners-up for queen are Dora Belle Carpenter and Sandra Wichman. (Herald Photo) They Hope To Be Laces All Over ATLANTA (AP)-The latest Atlanta teen-age fad is bright shoelaces displaying school colors and often worn anywhere but the expected place. Girls are trudging off to classes with the colorful shoestrings wrapped around ponytail hairdoes or gracing an arm like a charm bracelet. The boys use them for neckties and now and again on their shoes. Tally's Toot How's a fellow going to keep his eyes on a football game with these comely queens around? Till': FAIR OF THE BRAVES — Dawn Biro, Delta, Colo., (top) and Kay Colcman, Spring Hill, have been selected candidates for 19(il Ottawa University Homecoming queen. Coronation ceremonies will take place during halftime of Ottawa-Southwestern University football game Oct. 21. (Herald Photo)

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