The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 14, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, October 14, 1961
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Thank Goodness, It Isn't For Real By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON (AP) — A mock but mighty aerial war flared high in the skies over the North American continent today. At noon hundreds of jet interceptor planes began screaming aloft from runways in the United States and Canada. Antiaircraft missile launchers pointed toward targets, although they fired no actual missiles. Jel Bombers headed down from near the polar regions. They flew far aloft or hugged the terrain to escape radar detection, over routes Soviet pilots likely would take in strikes toward targets. From noon to midnight no airliner, no civilian plane would be airborne while the air maneuvers soared above over 14-million square miles of (he continent and its seaward environs. Gen. Laurence S. Kuter, chief of the North American Air Defense Command—a combined organization of U.S. and Canadian defense systems—directed the defenders from his headquarters at Colorado Springs, Colo. He announced the start of exercise Sky Shield II at noon, EST. "Any military weapons system must be thoroughly exercised from time to time to assure progressive improvement and exer- cise Sky Shield II provides that opportunity," Kuter said in a statement from his headquarters. Kuter declared that this operation involving hundreds of fighter planes and B52 and B47 bombers of the Strategic Air Command was "not a contest" between offensive and defensive forces. The position of the bombers will be known at. all times. I The outcome of exercise Sky I Shield II will not be known to the public. It will be kept a top drawer military secret. Details on the success or failure of th* attack and defense could give Soviet strategists very useful information. Along with the plane and missile systems, the radar warning nets will play important roles. What their electric eyes see is being flashed to the Colorado control center to aid in aiming the defending system at the invaders. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 262 OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1961 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT Opponents: Ottawa University vs. Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes. Place: Cook Field, Ottawa University. Kickoff Time: 7:30 p.m. Courthouse Is Good Model QUEEN OF THE CYCLONES — Roxie Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Martin, Princeton, was named Ottawa High Homecoming Queen last night. Other candidates were Carol Henley. 1.107 S. O:ik, and Sue McKinlcy, 711 S. Main. Homecoming game story on Pg. 2. (Herald Photo) Side Swipes SI'AKTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Policeman R. K. Hincs made a turn around the block and came back after he saw a man putting his feet in an automatic washing machine in a 24-hour public laundry. By the time Hincs returned, the man had made a complete change of clothing too. Hines decided agaiast making an arrest. "As far as I know, there's no law against washing your feet in a public washing machine. After all, it was his 15 cents and his feet," commented Hines. Dog Acquitted PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) —Blackie, a large black poodle, saved his twin brother Rex from being declared a dangerous animal by a Portsmouth court. Or was it Rex who saved Blackie? The twins stiff-legged it into court Friday to hear a summons that their owner, Albert Brown, kept a dangerous dog. Airs. lona Lashmore charged one of the dogs bit her. However confronted by the identical twins, she confessed: "I don't know which one it was that bit me. 1 ' The magistrate threw the case out of court. Dr. Fredrikson To Speak At OU Dr. Roger Fredrikson, Sioux i : ° { EfisrasdHTI City Falls, S. Dak., former pastor ; of 'Ottawa First Baptist Church, | will speak at the Ottawa Univer- | sity Centennial Convocation ban- j quet next Friday night at the Uni- i versity, President Andrew B. Mari tin has announced. ! With 500 already making re! servations, for the dinner, the location probably will be changed from the Commons to Wilson Field House in order to accommodate everyone who wants to come. Another feature of the evening program will be the awarding of five distinguised servie plaques to outstanding people. The selection committee, of which Robert A. Anderson is chairman, has not yet announced names of those to be honored. University officials expect that the convocation and homecoming on the following day will draw a large attendance. Reservations Two Dead In Hotel Fire NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Firemen poked through the still-warm embers of a second class hotel in the French Quarter today. Two—and possibly more—men were believed dead and five firemen injured. A repeated general alarm brought more than 30 major firefighting units screaming into the French Quarter Friday night. The fire broke out in the Silver Dollar Hotel —one block above Canal Street—and quickly jumped to a branch of the Whitney National Bank. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair tonight and Sunday with little change in temperature. Low tonight 38-42. High Sunday 65-70. High temperature yesterday, 68; low touay, 43; high year ago today, 77; low year e.go today, 60; record high Ibis date. 03 in 1899: record low this date, 31 in 1937; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: - - - 52 49 48 47 4G 45 45 44 43 43 45 .47 ID a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. a p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p 111. 8 11 in. 60 ... 63 07 H7 "... fi7 65 63 .. 60 '..'... sJ 10 p.m. 11 p.m. Midnight 1 a.m. 2 u in. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. a am. 6 n. m. 7 n . m . 8 a in. Capture One Of 10 Most Wanted ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A sex criminal on the FBI's "10 most wanted" list was tracked down and quietly arrested Friday night only four blocks from the scene of a brutal murder. The FBI said the victim was one of three women he confessed having killed. Hugh Boin Morse, good-looking 31-year-old former mental patient in California, bragged to authorities he had slain two women at Spokane, Wash. He is wanted for questioning in at least one other slaying there. Morse was captured without resistance at his rooming house, although agents found a loaded straightened razor in the room. William H. Williams, special 1 agent in charge of the FBI office at Minneapolis, said Morse had confessed to the Sept. 19 slaying here of Carol Ronan, 34, a social worker and graduate nurse. Spokane police said they wanted to question Morse about the killings of Gloria Brie, an attractive young wife who was found beaten to death in her bed in 1959; Blanche Boggs, an elderly widow beaten to death in her home last year, and Candy Rogers, 9, found assaulted and strangled in woods near Spokane in 1959. DR. ROGER FREDRIKSON include people from California and New England. The Franklin County courthouse was the model for a sketch this week by a traveling artist, Isabel Jarvis, Evanston, 111. For the past nine years, she has traveled about sketching interesting old court houses of America. "I chose the Franklin County courthouse as the one I will use from Kansas," she reported. "This design, dating from 1893, falls into the late Victorian period,, ornamented in a unique general design." The artist said that the late 19th century designs, from 1870 on, are highly individual over the country. Miss Jarvis said it is her cus torn to contact county clerks and that she found Bruce spears of Ottawa most cooperative. Kansas is the 16th stale she has visited. She said she got her idea for the series while on a bus trip through Ohio and In> diana which took her past court; houses in most of the counties. A retired graphic arts artist she uses in her drawings the letter design technique which she used in her work. Her prelimi nary sketch shows minutely al ornamental detail which she in corporates into the final ink draw ings. The artist says she hopes to publish the series in a book. A number of her sketches in colo, and black and white appear in a page lay out in the Evanston paper, also in other newspapers Miss Jarvis says her visit t Kansas is really a sentimenta journey. She went from Ottawa to Humboldt where her father George Jarvis, lived as a child His stories about living then were a part of her childhood. Taiiy's Toot The Atchison Redmen may be the better football team, but we'll match queens with them any old day. Traffic Toil 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday For October—12 For 1961-409 Comparable 1960 period—378 Oh, It Has Been A Bit Wet All Right Ottawa has had just a squirt more than four feet of rainfall thus far this year, and admittedly there have been times when conditions were a bit soggy. The measurement of rainfall to date is 48.02 inches. However, if you'll hunt out any pre-flood residents—people who have lived here since before the July, 1951, flushing—you'll soon learn that in this year of 1961 things have been just a dab on the dusty side. 1951. Now there was a year. When the figures were totaled up on New Year's morning it was found that this area had received 61.41 inches of rain since the previous New Year's Day. The months of June and July were the real offenders. A total of 24.68 inches of rain fell during those two months. In June the total was 10.90 inches and in July, the month the Marais des j Cygnes river climbed to its record stage of 42.25 feet, the rain measured 13.78 inches. This year, one month made a real effort to match July, 1951, performance. In September the rainfall total was 13.20 inches. The river climbed to a stage of 30.47 feet, nearly 12 feet lower than the 1951 record overflow. September couldn't set the record alone, however. In 1951, that soaking July was preceded by a June that delivered 10.90 inches This year the month of Augus piddled along with 3.72 inches o rain. The year 1961 is proving to b a wet year, but in order to mate! that 1951 calender record, the rain fall from this point to the end o the year must amount to 13.3 C inches. Possible, of course but no probable. In fact, it isn't even likely. ARTIST'S DRAWING — Isabel Jarvis, Evanston, HI., traveling artist, holds a preliminary pencil sketch of Franklin County courthouse, one of a series she's doing of interesting old court* houses in America. She chose this courthouse as Kansas' representative. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) Ike Observes 71st Birthday GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP)-Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower celebrates a quiet 71st birthday today on his farm in Gettysburg. No special events were planned for the big day—just some golf and a little bridge. He intended to spend most of the time with old friends. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Ranney Given Death Sentence PIRAEUS, Greece (AP)-Roger Ranney, 26, of Chanute, Kan., was convicted today of the willful murder of two Greek seamen and was sentenced to die before a firing squad. The defense has the right to appeal within 20 days. Ranney's attorneys already had announced Autumn Staging Wondrous Show-Free By LAMAR PHILLIPS It's that time of year again. October. The month when conditions are ideal for taking the family and driving into the country for a look at the autumn color of eastern Kansas. Few places have a finer display of autumn leaves. Color is beginning to appear on may of the trees in Ottawa and from this point on, for a few weeks, nature lovers should be able to enjoy some drives, some picnics and some hikes in the country at what is probably the most beautiful time of the year. Song birds, whether you have noticed, or not, have quieted dovyn, chiefly because, generally speaking, the migratory song birds are no longer here. They have gone to warmer climates in the south. For the benefit of newcomers to the Ottawa area, here are some sugested routes for pleasant Sunday afternoon, or weekend drives: For a short trip, drive to 7th and Main, start counting the miles from that corner and go west on K68 for six miles. This will bring you to what is known as Richter corner. At this point turn left, or south, and drive into the Chippewa Hills country. In that area is the highest point in Franklin County, and the autumn color in the hills is always worth driving to see. If you continue south through the hills you'll reach Homewood, located on US50, southwest of Ottawa, from where you can return to Ottawa by turning left onto US- 50. However, if the Chippewa Hills road is found to be a little rough, which it is at times, you may want to turn around and return by way of Richter corner. Another pair of short drives will take you to the vicinity of Centropolis and Norwood. To reach the Centropolis area, go north from Ottawa on US59 six miles, then turn left as shown by the Centropolis sign. To reach the Norwood area, go to the same corner, six miles north of Ottawa, then turn right. Still another short drive is on East 7th Street road to the Ft. Scott Crossing area. The road crosses what is known as East 7th Street bridge a short distance east of Ottawa, and continues on a few miles to Ft. Scott Crossing which was an early-day river ford on the trail from Leavenworth to Ft. Scott. The area has much timber and autumn color is always fine in that area where you will find the red and brown of oaks, and the yellows of various other trees, splotched here and there with the brilliant red of woodbine, which the average Kansas farm boy knows as 5-lcaf ivy. Incidentally, keep an eye open during your wanderings for poison ivy. It'll have three leaves, with the center leaf on its own stem, probably an inch in length, and with the other two leaves having one notched edge and one smooth edge. If Jack Frost has touched it the color will be yellow, and it will be found along fence rows and along the brushy edges of timber. For a longer trip, follow K68 east, starting at the corner of Logan and Main in the north part of Ottawa. Drive nine miles east, then turn south about five miles to Rantoul. This road will take you through a lot of timbered country. Continue through Rantoul and six miles south of Rantoul, then turn left and follow the main-traveled road to Lane in the southeast part of Franklin County. Returning from Lane, you can go west about nine miles to US- 59, or you can go north out of Lane using part of the route over which you readied Lane, a distance of about four miles, then turn left, or west, and follow John Brown Highway, to Princeton, returning north to Ottawa over US59. For a trip in the other direction, go north out of Ottawa on US59 to Baldwin Junction, then follow US56 west, or to the left, until you reach the community of Worden. Follow markers to Lone Star Lake, to the north of Worden. At Lone Star Lake you'll find much timber and a lot of autumn color. For the return trip you should have no trouble finding a route that will take you north and east from the lake to Highway US59 just south of the Wakarusa Hiver, near Lawrence. From there you can return to Ottawa on US51). If any of these suggestions sound tempting, it'll be fun to pack the family and a lunch into the car and try it. Don't forget to take some color film. You'll be glad you did. But if none of the above suggested trips appeal to you there is still another way you can see a lot of country and have fun. Just start out from Ottawa in any direction. When you reach a corner where it appears there are good country roads in two directions, flip a coin. Heads to the left, tails to the right. You may run into a dead-end road and have to turn around, but you'll get into areas you haven't seen before, and if you pay close attention to which way you turned at each corner you should be able to find your way back to Ottawa in time for supper. If you get lost, stop at a farmhouse and ask questions. Have fun. they would do so if he were found guilty. President Judge John Psilopou- los actually sentenced Ranney "t» die twice." He was sentenced to death for the killing of each of the two hired Greek sailors, George Mandaleros and Dinitrios Efsta- hioy, with whom he set out in » rented launch last November on a cruise of the Aegean Islands. The Greek sailors have been missing since. The rented motor launch was found scuttled. Neither of the sailors' bodies has found. Ranney insisted he was innocent. He said he left the seamen alive and well on one of the Greek islands when he found he had been tricked into smuggling narcotics when he thought he was taking aboard a load of contraband watches. At Chanute, Ranney's mother told a newsman she did not wish to talk about the case or the sentence. Ranney has not lived in Chanute since he finished his sophomore year in high school in 1951. His father died about 1948 and his mother remarried. She is now Mrs. Esther Lowen. With her husband, John, she runs a cafe which she has operated some 20 years. Ranney (pronounced Ray'nee) lost interest in school, his former teachers and schoolmates said. They described him as well-mannered. Ranney gripped the rail before him and turned pale as he heard the sentence.

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