The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 18, 1961 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 18, 1961
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Norton Won't Be Same Until Guard Comes Home HOMES FOR AMERICANS (Editor's Note: The impact of I the National Guard cull-up on a town of 4,000 population is detailed in the following article written by Pat Taylor, editor of the Norton Daily Telegram.) By PAT TAYLOR The Norton Daily Telegram Written for The Associated Press NORTON, Kan. (AP)-Norton- and the surrounding area—won't be the same until the Guard comes back. Calling of the Norton National Guard unit to active duty has struck this area a heavy blow. The Norton unit, the headquar- of Cecil McMullen, Norton postmaster. McMullen himself, although 55, has passed his physical and will go along with other members of the unit. Besides McMullen, who holds the rank of master sergeant, his son, Spec. 5 Dennis C. McMullen, and his son-in-law, Pvt. Duane R. McEwen, are among those called. Dennis will interrupt his college studies. McMullen isn't the only member past 40 called to duty. Every one of the outfit's members passed pre-callup physicals. Our busiiiess particularly hard- of the 110th Ordnance Battalion active duty starting Oct. 15. Members will train at the arm- ters and headquarters detachment wt is the Bridges Insurance C o., a Nortqn firmJounded by the father of the. present owner, Lt. Col. Duane Bridges. Bridges is , , commander of the entire 110th ory in Norton before leaving for I Orinance Battalion and Ft. Riley about Oct. 25. As far as | ca , led up with the Norton unit> the men know, they'll be stationed at Ft. Riley. But that's up to the Army. „,, ,. ,. , . ,. , , i with Bridges in operation of the The figures aren t being disclosed i. fe rm.ii B " I insurance agency. That leaves j Mrs. Bridges, who has worked there are around 70 men in the Norton unit. Most are from Norton or immediate vicinity. Since the population of Norton is 4,000, the departure of these men will be felt keenly. Members of the unit were among the lead- j man-Capl. Don _Ward, its busi- ers in community and business life. Besides the personal hardships suffered by the men and their families, the guardsmen will be sorely missed by the town. Here for a few examples: Roy Bullock, real estate and oil - s 'K ned as Sheridan County farm man, is losing his only son, Staff i a 8 ent Because of the callup. The Sgt. Warren Bullock. , county is looking for a new agent. "I am old enough to ease up ; Teachers are hard to find, es- »nd had been shifting the respon- j pecially so after school starts. But sibility to my son, who is a grad-1 that is the job faced by Prairie uate geologist," he said. "He had I View High School in Phillips Coun- been doing a terrific job in ourjty. One of its teachers, Spec. 4 business. Now I'll have to get Delbert M. Hart, is a member of back in full harness again." mer, a first lieutenant, is leaving his law practice. Virgil Whittsitt Phillipsburg, a captain, is abandoning a promising real estate a insurance business. So the story goes on down the line. The loss of every man of the Norton unit will be felt keenly. A Norton lumber company lost its two key helpers. An electrician lost his three service men. These are the effects on those left behind. The personal hardships on some of the men and their families will be harder to take. The men have been advised not to bring their families to Ft. Riley because of the scarcity of housing. But many plan to have their families accompany them. Some have put their houses up for sale and their families and moving in with in-laws. The call-up has done one thing. It has cased somewhat tha severe housing shortage in Norton. Rental housing has been extremely short because of the construction part time.V carry on the busi- of the Norton Dam, a $15 million ness Bureau of Reclamation project. The Norton Daily Telegram will Now thcre wil1 be a few houses be without the services of a key available for construction workers expected to arrive about Nov. 1 for the first major work on the dam. Around 50 employes of the bureau arrived in the past few months for preliminary work, snapping up most available housing. Now more men than the bureau had moved in for the dam planning are moving out with the National Guard. was Another member is Capt. Herbert Hoskins, who is associated and advertising manager. Ward is commander of the Norton unit. Richard Jepsen of Hoxie, in nearby Sheridan County, is a captain in the Norton Guard. He re- BEDROOM IPEDROOM 11*12/4 I 11x9 LIVING-DINING RM The family hardest hit is that the Norton unit. A Norton attorney, Earle Breh- COMPACT AND ECONOMICAL: This small, efficient home should prove attractive to retired couples. It has five rooms on one floor with a second bedroom/or guests. It gives a feeling of airy living with high ceilings that follow, the line of the rafters. The architect is Jan Reiner, Box 96, New Port Richey, Fla., and the plan is HA202R. THE OTTAWA HERALD Q Wednesday, October 18, 1961 * ._ . Diet May Be Culprit In Juvenile Delinquency By BILL SCHUL | "Much of our juvenile delinquency today is caused by the, ood that is being eaten." j Wait! Don't turn back to the Jerlin crisis yet. Be as curious as yours truly and we'll work out some laughs together. Sure, I, too, thought that was a goodie, a real classic and a sheer stroke of genius to be able in one fell sweep to divest us of any guilt in connection with delinquency and place it on the Dacks of the gastronomists. Outside of a handful of dedicated gourmets and devoted Epicureans, who wouldn't go along with passing the buck to the potato salad and the banana cream pie? Naturally, I thought the letter was written by some kind of a nut, but included in the envelope was a copy of a speech delivered at the last Federal Bar Association convention in Chicago. This demanded further investigation, and it was learned that the person interested enough to send along the information was serious in her intention and was calling attention to what could be a very real problem. The address, which was made by Curtis C. Shears, Washington, D. C., cited statements made by nationally - known physicians that the United States has a higher incidence of degenerative diseases than England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Further, that, according to Dr. Addison | quarrelsome, their bad TiabiU Duval 1 . state dire tor rf nrntal I gradually disappeared and they institutio s in Mis ouri, b 1975 became .less of a problem. one-halt • of male population will be dependent upon the other half because of incompetence. The late Doctor Tom Spies, world-renowned nutritional authority of Northwestern University, It might be added here that in! re vcaled that many persons diag- 1960 Draft Director Lewis B. | nosed as emotionally ill were suffering from hidden hunger and that once the nutritional defici- ences were relieved amazing personality changes took place. It's doubtful whether anything would be proved by our running not inadequate quantity but the rar n P ant Carrie Nation style ov- Hershey reported that rejection of men as unfit for military service had reached over 50 per cent. Behind the degenerating trend, Shears stated, is malnutrition; low quality of nutrition. In looking at juvenile delinquency, he explained that moral conduct is based upon three faculties, the reason, the conscience and the will. If these three functions of the cerebral cortex are without proper nourishment, their quality deteriorates and the individual is unable to comprehend, make logical inferences, or desire or be able to carry out that which is right, Shears stated. Well, it sounds reasonable, doesn't it? Even more so when we take a look at a recent survey conducted in London by the Salvation Army. It was learned that most delinquents are living on the worst kind of meals. . . white bread, sugar, jam, candy, soft drinks, cakes and canned meat. So, they put a group on a diet of fruit, nuts, vegetables, salads, fish and honey and the delinquents quickly became less I er the soft-drink and candy stands, but this business of the flabby American is no laughing matter and it would pay us to heed the doctors' words that we cannot be strong morally and mentally without also being so physically. J GILLETTE ^ Super Power Bar + Tractor Tires ^ See Us for ^ FAST, EFFICIENT ^ TIRE SERVICE ^ on All Tractors! • Bight Down Town • 110 West 4th St. ' Tire & 5 Supply, Kansans Have Day At Royal KANSAS CITY (AP)-It was i Kansas Day at the American Royal Live Stock Show and a day of reluctant partings as young competitors put on the auction block the prize animals on which they lavished months of care. First up was Maybe II, owned by 17-year-old Judy Vining of Osage, Iowa, and judged grand champion steer of the show Tuesday. Maybe n is a bloclcy, 1,000- pound summer yearling Angus. The annual governor's reception, between the afternoon and evening shows, was part of the Kansas Day activities at the Royal. The special day for Kansans followed hard on Missouri Day Tuesday and Gov. John M. Dai- ton was guest of honor at a luncheon and the matinee performance. Among those he honored were Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Zellmer, who operate a cattle and hog farm at Butler and were chosen 1961 Missouri Farm Family. Sarabeth Stevens of Palmyra, Missouri State Fair queen, and Miss Jean Rogers of Lathrop, Missouri Farm Bureau queen, also were guests. Missouri won out in two special Missouri-Kansas events in the afternoon horse show. Mimi Genius, a chestnut mare owned by Miss JoAnn Brancato of Kansas City and shown by Sug Utz of Raytown, won in the three- 'gaited competition. Feudist Glory, a chestnut owned and riden by Art Simmons of Mexico, Mo., won the five-gaited class. Frank Gillmore of Wichita was declared premier exhibitor in the Hampshire division of the sheep judging. Howards Southdowns of Mulhall, Okla., was premier exhibitor in the Southdown division. Paul Belts of Gravette, Ark., was premier exhibitor in the Hampshire division of the swine show. No Wheat Now For Yugoslavia By SPENCER DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP)-The United States has shelved at least temporarily a request by Yugo| slavia to buy 500,000 tons of sur- jplus American wheat. State Department officials indicated this was an outgrowth of the displeasures of President Kennedy toward the Tito government because of pro-Soviet positions Yugoslavia took at the recent Belgrade conference of 25 unaligned nations. Officials said U. S. Ambassador George S. Kennan had outlined the policy of the U. S. government toward Yugoslavia in a meeting last week with Yugoslav Vice President Mijalko Todorovic in Belgrade. The policy in effect continues all present commitments by the United States for economic assistance but halts consideration of new programs. xo\v EXPLORE ANEW WORLD OF IAFF-A-DAY /0-I8 © 1961, Kiue Features Syndicate, Inc., World rights reserved, "This is the ... whoops ... rumpus room." WORTH at your Chevrolet dealers one-stop shopping center! Discovering your kind of car just couldn't be simpler! Why? Because your Chevrolet dealer is offering three separate and complete lines of cars- plus the Corvette-tor 1962. If you like your cars full size, by all means consider the beautiful new Jet- smooth '62 Chevrolet s. Fourteen models to choose from, including elegant new Impalas, sure-to-please new Bel Airs and neat new Biscaynes. If you like your cars trim and sporty, then one of the nine new Corvairs, with their sure-footed rear-engine agility, may be just the model for you. And, if in-between size is your size... you couldn't have come to a better place. You can pick one of the brand-new Chevy II models—each built a new way for a new kind of modern, basic transportation. With so much to choose front, you're sure to find just the size, the model and the worth you want . . . in one easy stop at your Chevrolet dealer's. '62 CHEVROLET IMPALA SPORT COUPE Folks look twice at this Impala hardtop and they still think it's a soft top. The sculptured steel roof is molded into crisp convertible contours . . . it's the sweetest trick of the year. All the plush roominess, Jet-smooth Bilkiness and extra Impala refinements are here just as you want them. You'd expect no less from the top of the Chevrolet line—and you'd scarcely expect more from the top of anybody's line. So why pay more? THE NEW CHEVY II 100 4-DOOR SEDAN Here's a new-sized family sedan as spacious as many recent-model full-sized cars inside. Built to save you money on service and maintenance. Fenders bolt on for easy fixin'. Your choice of a frugal 4- or savin' 6-cylinder engine (in most models). And those new Mono-Plate rear springs ride satiny smooth. '62 CHEVROLET BEL AIR STATION WAGON Chevrolet station wagon fever is delightfully contagious —and here's one reason why. This one has an easy- loading cargo opening nearly 5 ft. across. Sports a spunky standard Six or V8 . . . optional extra-cost V8's up to 409 hp. Keeps its good looks (front fenders, for instance, have new steel underskirts to resist corrosion). THE NEW CHEVY II NOVA 400 SPORT COUPE '62 CORVAIR MONZA CLUB COUPE Here's a heart-stopper that's not a budget-stopper. It's soon-to-be-available Cbevy II hardtop. Front bucket seats are optional at extra cost, along with plenty of other options and accessories. And therms a snappy Chevy II convertible coming to join it soon. If you want sports car spice on a budget—this one's for you. Corvairs have a perky new look for '62, sporty new interiors and bigger new brakes. They climb, corner and cling with road-rally reflexes, what with that 4-wheel independent suspension and the engine in the rear. See the'62 Chevrolet, the new Chevy II and '62 Corvair_at your local authorized Chevrolet dealer's MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS, INC. 412-418 South Main St. Ottawa CH 2-3640

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