The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 16, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 263 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16,1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Side S w ipes WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP)Robert R. Nielson, 28, of Bridgeport, Conn., tried to patch things up with his former fiancee Sunday night. He failed. So, police said, he went looking for vengeance on a source of his troubles. He was arrested moments after he heaved a huge garbage can Hhrough a window of the jewelry store where he bought the en gagement ring. Diving Ticket REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) Harold L. Dunigan may be the first man in history to get ticket for reckless diving. Dunnigan, of nearby Santa Mon ica, took a pleasure dive Sunday in what you might call a 2-boat It's a miniature submarine that accomodates two people. He stayed down about 15 min utes. When he surfaced a harboi patrol boat was waiting for him The officer aboard wrote a cita tion. "Endangering surface craft by submerging and returning to Uv surface in the vicinity of th harbor entrance," it said. Officer Robert E. Pierce sa'n Dunnigan was warned on at lea; three previous occasions not t submerge in or at the mouth the harbor. Not Talking BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - ! Earl Faucett said he was walking along a creek bed fishing when he stepped on a hard object. University of Alabama geologists examined the object and said it was a tooth from a mammoth—an animal that lived before the ice age and resembled an elephant. The age of the huge tooth was estimated as between 12,000 and 5QP,0§0...years. . Most mammoth remains have been found in Alaska and Siberia. Faucett, of nearby Bradford, Ala., isn't saying where he found the tooth. He said he caught 12 bass that day, and he doesn't want a good fishing spot spoiled. Hurl Gas Grenades At West Berliners DOESNT HURT A BIT — Bonnie Lewis, student at Garfield School, is the center of attention as she gets a balloon from June Foulks (HO and a TB skin test from Jeannine Grubbs. Bonnie, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lewis, 917 S. Sycamore, is in the 6th grade. (Herald Photo) Would Send US Troops Only As A Last Resort * * Fleet Ready Says Admiral SANGLEY POINT, Philippines (AP)—The U.S. 7th Fleet's outgoing commander said today his forces—the most powerful naval grouping in the Far East since World War II—are ready for any action that may be ordered in HONOLULU (AP) - Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor apparently would recommend sending U.S. troops to South Viet Nam only as a last I resort to save that key Southeast Asian nation from communism. This was the indication today | ommendation ^ Ta y lor to send ommend the use of U.S. troops in South Viet Nam awaits the results of what may be a two or three-week personal study on the scene. But it is known that rec ' Communist-threatened South Viet j wor ld. as President Kennedy's personal military adviser paused here for a day of conferences before resuming his fact-finding mission taking him halfway around the ""''"",."""''" """"•' "~~ " , ? ed first. Combat units would Name Engineer For Wilson Dam KANSAS CITY (AP) - H. P. Addington was assigned today as resident engineer for construction of Wilson Dam on the Saline River in Russell County, Kas. Bids for construction of the dam will be opened Oct. 26 in j Kansas City. j Addington long has been in charge of construction for the Corps of Engineers on major civil works and military projects, many of them in Kansas and Missouri. On his latest assignment his office will be Sylvan Grove, Kas., until it is moved to the permanent administrat- tion building to be erected in the Wilson dam area. Nam. Expressing grave concern over the stepped-up Communist guerrilla warfare in South Viet Nam, Vice Adm. Charles D. Griffin said in an interview; "We are fully prepared to carry out the orders of our government. We are ready to undertake whatever the government wants us to." The 7th Fleet patrols the seas adjacent to Red China and the Soviet Union's far eastern coasts and keeps an alert watch on any suspicious Communist moves in the area. in American GIs would be made unhappily. If the move did come, support- type troops likely would be land- go j in only if there was an extreme Taylor, who flew in late Sun-; ne ed. day with 15 specialist-aides, j planned to talk with Adm. Harry j Talking with reporters on his D. Felt about current conditions arrival here, Taylor said: "I am in South Viet Nam, which is un- not g oin S to Viet Nam to offer der increasing red guerrilla as-j American troops. I am going to sau jt ! see whether they are needed. „,',,,„ i r ju i "I might add that nobody wants Felt, U.S. commander for the I * J Pacific, has just returned from i to se „ • ii i_c*..ii«Tri«i TVT« w. \* riGl C. American troops any a swing through South Viet Nam, Laos and Thailand, where he attended a meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. A decision on whether to re- Taylor is seeking a formula that would bring swift results in stemming an apparently rising Communist threat to the pro-Western regime in South Viet Nam. To Investigate o Fatal Accident ELMO, Kas. (AP)—A tank truck loaded with road oil exploded while unloading at a state highway storage tank Saturday, killing the driver, Leslie J. Kiser, 32, of Wichita. Waldo Wollam of Salina, district highway engineer, called the accident very unusual and said an investigation would be made. He said road oil (asphalt diluted with kerosene distillate) is pre heated at the refinery and hauled to the storage tanks in insulated tank trucks. "If the oil is heated above its critical temperature, a spark might set it off but it is usually kept well below that tempera ture," Wollam said. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair tonight and Tuesday; lows tonight 45-50; highs Tuesday afternoon 80-85. High temperature Saturday, 66; low Sunday, 39; high Sunday, 74; low today, 45; high year ago today, 73; low year ago today, 44; record high this date, 88 In 1938 and 1950; record low this date, 25 In 1943; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: g a. m 52 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon ...70 .73 .74 ...73 ...70 65 60 1 p. m. a p. m. 3 ji. m. 4 p m. 8 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 9 p. m. 60 I'O p. m. 64 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m, 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a m. 6 a. m. 7 ft. m. m. .56 8 Loses Six Games All At Once PRATT (AP)-Pratt Junior Col- ege's record of six football vic- :ories without a defeat vanished .oday when the school announced an investigation had shown one of ts players to be ineligible. Supt. of Schools Kenneth Hill said the Beavers, ranked second in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll last week, would forfeit all six of its conference victories despite the fact the youth played .in only three games. Hill did not release the name of the player, a 19-year-old end. He said this was in agreement with officials of two conference schools who notified Pratt of the player's ineligibility. Britain Wants * To Go Ahead LONDON (AP) - Britain acted today to speed moves for a negotiated settlement of the Berlin crisis despite France's insistence on a slowdown. John Russell, chief Foreign Office spokesman, announced Britain's top expert on German affair. Sir Evelyn Shuckburgh, probably will join his American, French and West German opposite numbers in Washington soon for policy-making talks. The date for this meeting has yet to be set, Russell told newsmen. He said it would replace the four-power Western meeting tentatively set for London Thursday but which the French blocked. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Traffic Toil TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—5. For Octobre—17. For 1961—414. Comparable 1960 period—385. Unification Ruling Is Appealed TOPEKA (AP)-A ruling the 1961 school unification law is unconstitutional was appealed today to the state Supreme Court. Atty. Gen. William M. Ferguson appealed the ruling on behalf of the Committee on School District Organization and Adel F. Throckmorton, superintendent of public instruction. Dist. Judge C. E. Birney of Hill City held the law unconstitutional in a recent test case. He ruled it was too vague and indefinite, that it was not statewide because Greeley County was excepted and because district organization is a legislative function that cannot be delegated. Ferguson has asked the court informally to speed hearings as much as possible because numerous districts are holding up plans until a final ruling is given. Name Kick, Punt, Pass Winners Local football coaches will be ceeping their eyes on 15 Ottawa boys. They are the youngsters who walked off with top honors in the punt-pass-kick contest conducted by Price Motor Ford Sales in connection with the national contest sponsored by Ford Motor Company. Here are the winners in the five age groups: Six-year-old — B. J. Boucek, first; Terry Drake, second, Kenneth Morse, Jr., third. Seven-year-old — Terry Nesbit, first; Freddie Moore, second; Gregory Bulmer, third. Eight-year-old — Rickie Bulmer, first; Bo Killough, second; Steven Grogan, third. Nine-year-old — Skip Nesbit, first; Tim Shisler, second; James Marconnette, third. Ten-year-old — Tommy Brady, first; Jimmie Taylor, second; Jerry Adell, third. First-place winners received complete football uniforms; second-place, warmup jackets, and third-place, footballs. Mayor Kenneth Andrews presented the priz- Frankie Couldn't Tell A Lie George Washington had nothing on Frankie Knight, 6-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Knight. When Frankie searched the Knight hay barn for a hen's nest Sunday afternoon, using matches to assist him, the result probably was more disastrous than George's use of the hatchet. The barn and 900 bales of hay went up in flames. Frankie told his mother what had happened as soon as the fire started, but it was too late to stop it. The Knights, whose farm is about 7Vz miles northeast of Ottawa, estimated the damage to the metal barn and hay at $900. Two Women Are Hurt In Jump To Freedom BERLIN (AP) — East German police threw tear gas grenades at a West Berlin crowd today after five East Berliners jumped rom a second-story window of a border house into a sand-filled truck. West Berlin police said. The incident occurred at Ber- nauerstrasse. There, apartment houses on one side of the street are in the Soviet sector, while the sidewalks below are in West Berlin. At around noon, the truck roared up to one apartment house. Seconds later three men and two women jumped into it. West Berliners standing nearby cheered. The Vopos — East German people's police—were taken by surprise but after realizing what happened tossed several tear gas grenades into the West Berlin crowd. West Berlin police said the two women suffered minor injuries in the jump. The East Germans, meanwhile. Finland President Greeted By JFK acknowledged that mobilization of the workers' militia to man the barricades has dealt a serious economic blow. Red economic chief Alfred Neumann told the party's Central ommittee Sunday "the with- rawal of workers from a factory or outside activities not connect- d with their trade must be cx- ensively stopped." Neuman said industrial output as up three billion marks—$714 million at the official rate of cx- hange. But he said over-all pro- uction was falling short of tar- ets fixed in the regime's seven- ear economic plan. The brown-uniformed militiamen played a large role in build- ng the wall dividing East and Vest Berlin when the barricades jegan going up Aug. 13. But early his month they seemed to disappear—apparently back to the actories. es. The winners' scores will be compared with those of other winners on a regional and national basis. Regional winners will be awarded trips to pro football games with their fathers. Rescued Cubans Say They Didn't Hear Shots Fired MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Forty-five Cuban refugees, 18 of them children, arrived in Miami today after a Coast Guard rescue off the Bahamas island of Cay Sal with a U.S. destroyer standing by. The destroyer sped to the scene after reports that a Cuban boat had fired on the small, leaking craft bearing the refugees. But refugee arrivals in Miami said they heard no shots. "We heard no shots, but later heard rumors that there had been some," was the unanimous report of six women aboard. The women and children were taken to a Miami hotel. The 21 men aboard were detained by im- migration authorities for questioning. P. S. Willmore, chief immigration official in Key West, and Sir Robert Stapledon, governor of the British Bahamas, issued brief statements. The British governor, who sent policemen to the tiny island to investigate, said shots had been exchanged between "two Cuban fishing boats" just offshore after the refugees landed. Willmore told newsmen: "I spoke with the Cuban political refugees, and they sa<d that they were not shot at and that there was no shooting in their vicinity while they were on Cay Sal or while they were in the boat." Cay Sal is leased by Clarence B. Moody, 63, owner of a Miam dredging business and once a builder of homes on islands near Miami. Moody said that he hac notified the Coast Guard Satur day morning to pick up the re fusees after receiving a raclio-tcl ephone call from a caretaker on the island. Then in the afternoon Moody said, he received anothei call from the caretaker, Cleo Sears. "This time he said to me, 'A Cuban boat is firing on the refugees on shove. We are desper ately in need of help.' Inotifiec the Coast Guard," Moody said. Reapportion Suit Dismissed TOPEKA (AP)-A suit to force rcapportionment of the Kansas jegislature has been dismissed by 3ist. Judge Beryl Johnson. Johnson sustained a motion to quash the suit, holding that the court has no power to question ;he legislature's apportionment ac:ion. He mailed his decision to attorneys in the case Saturday night. "The executive, legislative and judicial departments of our governmental system are independent of each other," he wrote. "The judiciary cannot compel either of the other two departments of government to perform any function allocated only to them." L. F. Cushenbery, Oberlin attorney who brought the suit, said he plans to appeal the case to the Kansas Supreme Court unless a suit now pending in the U. S. Supreme Court is decided favorably to his cause. In such a case, he said, he will seek federal jurisdiction in bringing the Kansas case to trial. Some Ford Plants Back In Operation DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. resumed production of cars today at half of its ;16 assembly plants following a 13-day' strike by the United Auto Workers Union. But it was uncertain how soon the company would be back in full production. An insurgent group of tool and die makers at the Rouge industrial complex in Dearborn, Mich., defied orders of the UAW leadership to join a back-to-work movement of Ford's 120,000 production em- ployes. Instead, some 850 members of the unit attended a meeting at Local 600 hall to press their demands for job security. They claimed the company has been farming out jobs to subcontractors. UAW President Walter P. Reuther described the demonstrations as "insignificant." He said the union for the first time had obtained an agreement from Ford to consult the union on subcontracting. WASHINGTON (AP)-President Urho Kekkonen of Finland, the Soviet Union's Western-inclined next-door neighbor, arrived today for a two-day visit with President Kennedy and was given a red carpet welcome. "No visitor could be more wcl come," Kennedy told Kekkonen. Kennedy flew back from a weekend on Cape Cod and waitec at the airport to greet Kekkonen •When the Finnish president ar rived at Andrews Air Force Bas< in nearby Maryland. The President and Mrs. Kenne dy arrived at the air base 1 minutes before Kekkonen's plan landed. Mrs. Kennedy joined in welcoming the Finnish presiden and his wife. After the airport welcomin; ceremonies, the Kennedys and the Kekkonens flew by helicopter ti the White House. They lunched at the Whit House. As he headed for the capital Kennedy was understood to bt planning a quiet conference wit Prime Minister Nehru of India a his Hyannis Port haven nex month. LOOK INSIDR FOR: Might not be bad idea to help anti-Castro revolt, Editorial, Pg. 4. Student must organize learning into knowledge, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. Lahore is jewel of city in desert, Pg. 4. Stray postcard gives Peace Corps a black eye, Pg. 5. Kansas 4-H'ers At Chicago MANHATTAN (AP)-Five Kansas 4-H Club members are delegates to the 49th National Safety Congress which opened in Chicago today. The five, given the trip in recognition of achievement in farm and home safety, are Alice Fae Nesbitt, Russell; Lee Scott, Rozel; Sandra Price, St. Francis; Charles Boles, Abilene; and Ann Spoils, Sterling. Dry Weather To Continue TOPEKA (AP) - Clear, dr weather will continue over Kan sas today with no moisture ex peeled for at least several days Temperatures Sunday wer warm, with highs ranging from 7 degrees at Olalhe to 79 at Good land and Hill City. Overnight low were from 40 at Hill City an Goodland to 50 al Pitlsburg. Dry wealher for the next fe\ days will be particularly hclpfi in eastern sections of the state the Wealher Bureau said, in pc: milling resumption of fall ha vesting and completion of whca planting. Opens New Hearings On Drug Prices WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., opened new series of drug hearings today with a renewed charge that drug prices are too high. Republicans disagreed. Thus the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly*: 6 Mlttg^^ttee^lie^aea by Kefauver, began three days of testimony on patent aspects of a Kefauver bill which he said should lower drug prices. Before testimony could begin, the chairman clashed with two Republican members over his review of the hearings. "One fundamental fact disclosed that by any test and under any standard, prices and profits in the ethical drug industry ar» excessive and unreasonable," Kefauver said. Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois called the chairman's statement "very unfortunate." He said it "gave the impression of a subcommittee conclusion" rather than one senator's views. Kefauver's bill would require a drug company to license a competitor to use a product after three years instead of the present 17. Search For Plane Lost In Mock War Crafts Classes To Begin Evening classes for adults in woodworking and crafts will be started Wednesday, Oct. 18, and will run for 10 weeks, it was announced today by Orlis Cox, of Ottawa IV ih School. The classes will be each Wednesday evening, starting at 6:30, under sponsorship of the Ottawa Recreation Commission and Ottawa High School. Cox also is director of the recreation com- WASHINGTON (AP)-The disappearance of a bomber carrying eight men has marred an otherwise highly successful major test of North American air defenses. The B52G jet was one of more than 2,250 U.S., Canadian and Brij tish lanes that participated Saturday in the 12-hour mock aerial war, Sky Shield II. The North American Air Defense Command said: "The exercise was 99.9 per cent effective, and the results were as good as we could possibly expect." The eight-jet bomber, attached to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base at Goldsboro, N.C., was believed to have run out of fuel. Air and surface craft swept a wide area in the Atlantic in search of the plane after it was reported missing early Sunday. After the defense test ended at midnight Saturday, commercial air travel resumed across the continent. Except for mercy flights and a few other essential ones, no civilian planes were allowed to cross the skies during the mock war. The exercise began with a simulated mass missile attack. Then more than 200 U.S. Strategic Air Command and British Royal Air Force bombers playing the role of "enemy" planes bored in for a follow-up assault. American and Canadian jets roared aloft in more than 6,000 sorties to head them off. At the end of the test, an official at the air command headquarters at Colorado Springs, Colo., said, "The warning systems worked like a charm." mission. The crafts classes will be taught by P. R. Jamison in the crafts room at the senior high building and special emphasis will be placed on leather crafts. Woodworking will be in the junior high building and will be taught by Mike Newmaster. The classes are open to any adult in the community. Only cost to those taking one of the courses will be that of materials used. The classes will run from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Meeting Opens PITTSBURG (AP) - An area redevelopment conference for persons in the Cherokee and Crawford county area will be held in Pittsburg Oct. 30. Tauy's Toot Don't be surprised to see Frankie in the White Houst around 2000.

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