The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 18, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 265 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Triumph Of Socialism Seen By Khrushchev USSR Would Be Industrial Power MOSCOW (AP) — Premier Khrushchev told the 22nd Soviet Communist party congress today that the downfall of imperialism and the triumph of socialism on a world scale are inevitable. The Soviet premier took the tHE OPPOSITION — A group of Ottawans re-checks signatures on petitions opposing proposed expansion of the city water and light plant. Petitions were ruled insufficient by city commis- sion last week. Included in the group were Mr. and Mrs. Barley Gover, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Robe, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Robe, Lyle Hanes and Mrs. Bert McKinley. (Herald Photo) Side s W ipes Many Hurt In Blast At Cosmetics Plant JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) —So pou think you got teen-age telephone trouble? Consider the plight of the Jefferson City doctor whose number is 54321. Teen-agers have been calling and when the doctor's receptionist answers: "This is 5-4321," the kids shout, "Blast off." They're going to get the number changed. Left The Sink HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Thieves ransacked a newly built home in suburban Miramar and made off with everything but the kitchen sink. They did, however, get the bathroom sink. They also -took the oven and range, hot water, water pump and filter system for the swimming pool, a toilet unit, and a built-in dressing table. Spoiled Ballot ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One absentee ballot wasn't counted in the Atlantic Beach runoff election. Charlie Brown ate it. Charlie Brown is a dachshund owned by Mayor-elect Henry Isaacs. The ballot was voided by election officials Tuesday. Fortunately, no race was decided by one vote. In Line Of Duty ' LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)-The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that Delena Hanna, a canning factory employe, is entitled to workmen's compensation benefits because she pulled a shoulder muscle while putting on a sweater at the plant. Search For Top Security Officer i I PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP)Police in 17 states today sought Philip C. Marsh, the chief security officer for General Dynamics Corp. at Pittsburgh Air Force Base, who disappeared Sunday. Marsh, 45, left home about noon Sunday to buy some beer, his wife told police. Police said Marsh had a "nervous condition and was in t depressed state of mind." Marsh was in charge of security for the installation of electrical and electronic equipment at the 12 Atlas missile sites that will ring Pittsburgh, a Strategic Air Command base. The installation work will begin when the massive concrete silos, in which the missiles will be stored, are completed. CHICAGO (AP) — More than 70 persons were injured, some seriously, today in a chemical explosion that rocked a West Side neighborhood. Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn placed the casualty figure at between 65 and 73 and said 1 person was missing. Officials of the plant where a chemical building was leveled said they knew of none missing. The blast — one employe said Sees Minor Role For Governor premier rostrum at the second session of the congress to discuss the massive new party program—its first since 1919 — which the Kremlin claims will make communism supreme and irresistibly attractive to the rest of the world by 1980. Khrushchev told the more than 4,000 delegates in the new Kremlin Palace of Congresses that the experience of a large group of countries had confirmed that the socialist system inevitably replaces the capitalist system. Imperialism — the standard Rules Passenger Trains Must Run WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interstate Commerce Commission turned down today a request by Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. for permission to discontinue two passenger trains between Omaha, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo. The railroad had proposed to drop trains No. 105, leaving Kansas City at 2:40 p.m., and No. 106, leaving Omaha at 8 a.m. Steer Brings $4,998 KANSAS CITY (AP)-Maybee II, the grand champion steer of the American Royal Livestock Show, sold today for $5.10 a pound. Sale of the big blocky Angus meant $4,998 for Miss Judy Vining, a 17-year-old 4-H Club girl from Osage, Iowa. The successful bidder on the 980-pound champion was Eddie Williams, Kansas City, who sai<J he was buying it for a Kansas City restaurant. The reserve champion, Droopy the Fifth, shown by Earl Kindsfater, Eaton, Colo., sold for $2 a pound, bringing the owner $1,844. Williams also was the successful bidder on that one. there were two blasts in rapid succession—flattened a one-story isolated chemical building of Helene Curtis Industries at 4401 W. North Ave. The force of the explosion was so great that it smashed all plate Gov. John And glass windows, about 300, on one clared today, wall of a plant of the Zenith Radio Corp. across the street."Work* ers at desks and benches lined along the wall were cut by flying glass, Windshields and windows of scores of automobiles of Curtis and Zenith employes parked in the area were smashed in as if by sledgehammers. Windows in a nursing home nearby were broken but none of the patients was hurt. A heavy odor of sulfuric acid spread over the site and impeded rescue work. Heavy plate glass windows were blown from buildings in a radius blocks from the site of the blast. The most seriously injured victim brought to Walther Memorial Hospital was a man painfully burned on the face. Most of the other injured suffered shock and minor hurts. Dr. Samuel Grant, research director for Helene Curtis Industries, said he believes the blast was caused by a chemical reaction to mixtures involving alcohol. The workers were making resins for use in cosmetics, he said. All first-floor windows in the four-story Zenith plant across the street were blown in and flying glass struck workers at desks and benches along the windows. Police cleared an area a block around the explosion site as a precaution against further explosion of chemicals stored in the plant. The Curtis plant is the main facility of the Chicago-based company that employs 2,000 persons in several plants. It makes beauty salon supplies and equiment and retail toiletries, primarily shampoo and hair spray. r. KANSAS CITY (AP)-If states continue turning their functions over to Washington, governors will soon be relegated to ribbon- cutting and crowning of queens, Gov. John Anderson of Kansas de- Anderson* speaking before the Kansas"" City -Chamber" of~ Commerce, described the yielding of responsibility to the federal government as "perhaps the greatest governmental problem that confronts our country now." "We must, substantially at least, keep a free enterprise system of business and maintain a relationship between business and government that will sustain it," Anderson said. "We must retain under state and local control those areas of government which are not by necessity interstate in nature and a subject for federal jurisdiction." Why Explode Big Bomb? Asks U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has asked the Soviet Union to reconsider its decision to explode a 50-megaton nuclear bomb, charging that the test would be unnecessary and could only serve some unconfessed po- tical purpose." It said the United States had e materials and know-how to roduce bombs in the 50-100 meg- ton range—and higher—but that uch weapons are not essential to J.S. military needs and that full- scale tests are not necessary to levelop them. A 130-word statement was handed to newsmen Tuesday night by iress secretary Pierre Salinger, who said it should be attributed o the White House and not to Resident Kennedy personally. Communist term for Western capitalism—has irretrievably lost its hold on the bulk of the world's peoples, he declared, asserting that socialism is the main avenue along which mankind advances. In the Soviet Union, he continued, socialism has been translated into reality and this 22nd party congress will go down in history as the congress of the builders of communism. The premier said the Soviel people's living conditions have been radically altered as a resull of these "colossal transforma tions"—that unemployment hac been wiped out long ago, work ers' real wages have risen 480 per cent, and the real incomes of the peasants have risen more than 500 per cent. DR. W. J. COPPOC The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy through Thursday; cooler tonight; highs Thursday 65-70, lows tonight 3542. High temperature yesterday, 79; low today, 45; high year ago today, 55; low year ago today, 53; record high this date, 88 in 1953; record low this date, 26 in 1848: hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.nj., today: • a. m 63 8 p. m 10 a. m 63 10 p. m a. m 12 11 p. m. , Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. " I?- rn- p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. .78 78 77 7* 70 , 88 64 .75 Midnight .78 1 a. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. . 62 60 , 60 69 58 57 53 51 , 41 47 45 46 W. J. Coppoc On OU Program Dr. W. J. Coppoc, of New York, will be one of the leaders Friday afternoon in a series of conferences during the Ottawa 'University Centennial Convocation. Coppoc and Sheldon Coleman, president of the Coleman company in Wichita, will lead the session on business leadership. Coppoc was graduated from O.U. in 1935 and now heads the research organization of Texaco, Inc. The afternoon conferences will be introduced with an address by Dr. Ronald Wells, New York, of the American Baptist Board of Education and Publication. The session will start at 1:45 in the university auditorium. Hopes To Avoid Chrysler Strike DETROIT, Mich. (AP)-Walter P. Reuther indicates he is trying to wind up labor contract nego tiations in the auto industry with out striking the little brother in the Big Three automotive family —Chrysler Corp. The United Auto Workers pres ident soft-pealed strike tall Tuesday when he personally took command of the final round o bargaining with Chrysler. Reuther disclosed a new bar gaining strategy designed t avoid at Chrysler the strikes ove local issues that shut down Gen eral Motors Corp. for two week and Ford Motor Co. for 13 days Chrysler and the UAW agreed Reuther said, to give priority t reaching agreements on workin conditions at both the nationa and local levels. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Ottawa University's plans of great significance to city, editorial, Pg. 4. New strides in U.S. space exploration, Pg. 5. Students should have fact savings account for that rainy exam day, Dr. Nason, Pg. 8. Guard call a heavy blow to City of Norton, Pg. 9. Lahore offers many attractions to tourists, Pg. 4. Improper diet may be juvenile delinquency cause, Pg. 9. "Water pills" help reducer, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. . New Telephone Directory Different, Inside And Out Inside and oul, ifs different, Ottawa's 1961 telephone directory. On the outside, the black and white centennial design has been replaced by a large yellow sunflower, while on the inside 129 new listings have been added. Included in the new issue arc 5,435 Ottawa listings and 259 Williamsburg numbers. This is an increase of 128 in the Ottawa section and one in the Williamsburg section. Analyzing the Ottawa section, the Browns may be keeping up with the Joneses, but nobody is keeping up with the Smiths in the number of listings. Leading the field, Smith has credit for 52 listings. Johnson is next with 43, followed by Jones with 29 and Brown with 25. Nineteen names represent occupations, with Miller leading the group with 21 listings. It is followed by Taylor with 14, Fisher with nine, Porter with seven and Carpenter with six. Others in that category are Mason, Thrasher, Forester, Bishop, Duke, Usher and Butler with one each; Hunter and Abbott with two; Baker, Shepherd, Pope, Page a nd Knight with three each and Sellers with four. Representing the animal kingdom are Crane, Trout, Wolf and Drake, each with four listings; Bullock with three, Fox, Salmon Crow, Crabb (Williamsburg, Coon, and Lamb each with two and Bear, Buck, Peacock, Steere and Lyons, each with one. Also represented are the foods, with Rice, Beets and Berry having one listing each. Colorwise, Brown leads the field, followed by White with 19, and Gray, Green and Black each with one. An added feature of the book is a 4-page listing of 1,655 communities which may be dialed direct from Ottawa. To Expel Algerians Rounded Up In Riot See Rain Possibility By Weekend TOPEKA (AP)-A fast-moving cold front pushed by brisk northerly winds brought an end to Kansas' above-normal temperatures today although readings will continue to be about normal. Early morning temperatures ranged from 32 degrees at Goodland to 52 at Pittsburg after highs Tuesday from 76 at Olathe and Pittsburg to 87 at Russell. Today's highs will be more nearly normal with readings in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Skies were clear in most areas with only light cloudiness. Thursday will be about the same as today and the 5-day outlook calls for temperatures slightly below normal with possibly light precipitation near the weekend. The Marais des Cygnes river is back within its banks today after overflowing Tuesday near LaCyg- ne and Trading Post. "Hated Him" So He Fires Fatal Shot DENVER, Colo. (AP)-"I hate him. He was talking about me." Thus did Tennyson Star Beard, 14, explain why he fired a revolver at another student in a crowded hallway at Morey Junior High School Tuesday. The bullet struck William F. Hachmeister, 15, in the stomach, emerged and hit Deborah F. Humphrey, 14, an innocent bystander, in the head. She died half an hour later. Hachmeister is in critical condition at a hospital. Beard was arrested about five blocks from the school. Officers said Juvenile Court, acting on his parents' complaint that he repeatedly ran away from home, placed Beard on probation a year ago. Beard is a Negro. The shooting victims are white. A friend of Hachmeister, Michael Smith, 14, said Beard had threatened both him and Hachmeister during the past week. PARIS (AP) — The French government decided today to expel 1,500 Algerians swept up in Tuesday night's curfew rioting, and said this is only the start of a giant weeding-out process. Three persons were killed and 77 injured seriously in bloody bat- ling between police and the Moslem North Africans protesting a curfew imposed on them. The dead were two Algerians and an unidentified European. Thirteen policemen were among the injured. Riot squads arrested 11,538 Algerians from among about 20,000 who boiled out in the streets. It was announced that 1,500 would be returned to Algeria within 48 hours. As identity checks continue, others are to be expelled. The curfew, imposed to cut down on Algerian attacks on police and warfare between rival Algerian gangs, brought a call for the demonstration from the rebel FLN—National Liberation Front. It was heeded in proportions which showed a broad and insistent support of the rebel govern- Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. Protests School Costs Projection The Franklin County school unification subcommittee last night registered a strong protest against information being distributed by School District 30, Ottawa. The committee, which is working on a plan for unification under Senate Bill 400, took exception to some of the figures used in the Ottawa report. A motion was proposed and adopted by the committee stating that the Ottawa report on projected school costs "is not endorsed by this committee." The Ottawa figures project school costs in various proposed unified districts and with non- high territories included in the Ottawa district. Proposed by various members of the subcommittee was the joining of Appanoose, Williamsburg and Pomona into a single district. Rantoul, Lane, Princeton and Richmond would be combined in another district. Under the plans proposed, the bulk of the non-high territory south of Ottawa would be included in the Princeton, Richmond, Lane and Rantoul unified area. The subcommittee also passed a motion declaring it would not give consideration to a single- unit plan. The single unit plan would make one school district in the county. Would Die With Family, v Says Ike NEWARK, N.J. (AP)-Former President Eisenhower, a grandfather, says he would "just walk out" of a fall-out shelter if the rest of his family were not with him and were exposed during a nuclear attack. "I wouldn't want to be left in that kind of a world," he added. Eisenhower said it had been suggested that he build a fall-out shelter on his Gettysburg, Pa., farm as an example for others, but he feared such a step might alarm people. Asked if he thought present Civil Defense measures were adequate, he replied: "I have never known really the proper answer all these years." But Eisenhower said he hoped Americans could shed the uneasiness and worry he said he had sensed in them. "We are a free nation, we're,never going to be anything else," he said. Eisenhower made the remarks Tuesday during a day of campaigning for James P. Mitchell, Republican candidate for the New Jersey governorship. ment in its seven-year fight to break French rule in Algeria. The curfew calls for Algerians to be off the streets by midnight and for all bars catering to them to close by 7 p.m. The demonstrations underlined the massive solidarity of the tens of thousands of Algerians in the Paris region with the rebel government. Algerian men, women and children poured from subway stations buildings and side streets in various quarters of the city. Riot-tested police split them up in club-swinging charges that beat many to the pavements. Police packed big vans and city buses with those arrested. They were taken to substations for a check of identity papers. 7 Killed In Crash TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—A civilian airplane crashed and burned today while taking off from this base, killing all seven persons aboard. The C45 twin-engine Beechcraft was an air taxi, operated by Golden Gate Airways, carrying arrivals from overseas to the Sao Francisco International Airport. The passengers boarded at 12:45 a.m. Ten minutes later the plane crashed. LILLIAN REIS Lillian Reis Jury Still Deliberating POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) ft - A jury today resumes deliberating the fate of Lillian Reis, accused by the prosecution of masterminding a $478,000 burglary then using some of the money to purchase a night club where she once danced. Miss Reis, 32, a shapely brunette, is accused of hiring burglars to crack the safe of coal magnate John B. Rich Aug. 7. 1959, then taking about $25,000 of the money to complete purchase of the Celebrity Room night club in Philadelphia. Rich has testified only about $3,500 in cash was taken, the amount listed in the indictment. Three men were convicted in the case last spring. They are free on bail pending motions for new trials. Says Jet Sale In Best Interests WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower may have taken some of the steam out of the heated controversy that has rumbled over the U. S. sale of 130 surplus jet fighter planes to Communist Yugoslavia. He declared Tuesday that the transaction was "in the best interests of the United States." Eisenhower House agreed and that the the White former chief executive had not personally briefed President Kennedy on the plane deal. But the White House said military aides of the two had gone over the matter. There had been published report* that Eisenhower personally had given Kennedy information on the purchase agreement during the changeover of administrations. Tauy's Toot Thank goodness for the Smiths, Joneses, Browns and Johnsons.

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