The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 19, 1961 · Page 1
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Weekend Spotlight On Ottawa U Activities OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1961 VOL. 65 NO. 266 FOURTEEN PAGES 7 CENTS Side Swipes WASHINGTON (AP)-The happy camel driver from Pakistan is taking quite naturally to being a VIP. Jet planes, flashing camera bulbs, sleek limousines and sights beyond his wildest dreams just bring a broader smile to Bashir Ahmad's moustachioed countenance. Bashir smiles and smiles. He's amazed at how Americans are al] smiling with him, to. Unable to read or write his na tive language, Urdu, when he arrived in the United States as the guest of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Bashir has quickly learned about autograph seekers Now, he painstakingly signs his name—a wavy line and a series of specially placed dots. You'd be surprised how many times he'" asked to make his sign. Bashir is so famous his wife back in Karachi says she's wor ried about whether she should welcome her husband back in their same hut after his visit to America. She's looking for a two- room house or a flat, reports from Karachi say. And, Bashir's camel must be worried, too. It is refusing to eat. But none of these reports, relayed to Bashir on his American tour, can dim his enthusiasm for his adventure, which is unfolding in the best fairy-tale style. Plan Convocation And Homecoming Ottawa University will have one of the busiest weekends in its 96-year history tomorrow and Saturday. The Centennial Convocation will be tomorrow, and the annual homecoming, Saturday. People from coast to coast will be present for the double occasion. At the convocation program beginning in the morning and reaching a climax tomorrow evening at a banquet, the visitors will hear about accomplishments of the closing century and plans for ex pansion to meet the needs of the next 100 years beginning in 1965. Actually, festivities will begin tonight with the crowning of the homecoming queen and king in the Commons at 8 o'clock. The homecoming parade downtown will start at 10:30 Saturday morning, and the football game with Southwestern College will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Cook field. President Andrew B. Martin will open convocation activities by leading a panel discussion in the university auditorium at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. All visitors should register, officials say, beginning at 10:30 in Mammel Art Center. After a luncheon in the Commons, the afternoon program, fea- V-^ Guy Snedaker, publisher of The Ottawa Herald, will retire on Saturday, his 65th birthday. A resident of Ottawa since Today Bashir, 48, in his black ; 192 i ) he has been a member RETIRING SATURDAY Is Guy Snedaker, the Herald's publisher. (Herald Photo) Herald Publisher Retiring Saturday frock coat and white pants, sees the sights of Washington and lunches with the ambassador of of The Herald staff since July of 1923. Looking back today on his Pakistan in his country's embas- years in tne publishing business, sy here. Bashir met former President Harry S. Truman Wednesday in Independence, Mo. Snedaker pointed to two of the major changes made in his years at The Herald. One of these is the conversion from an old flat- jbed press to a high-speed rotary j which runs off The Herald's cir! culalion in less than an hour. i ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)- Male j Another, he said, is the great Papa Leave teachers in the Magnolia elementary School district have a brand new fringe benefit: "Paternity leave.' steps in the use of pictures. In his early days, he recalled that pictures were seldom used and i when they were it usually took The district's board of trustees two days to get the engravings voted Tuesday night to give them ] ready for printing. Now, he said one day off on the day they be come papas. Ford Faces Shutdowns DETROIT (AP)—Despite a new national contract and plant working agreements, except at one factory. Ford Motor Co. today faced the threat of a shutdown of some assembly plants within a week. Ford and United Auto Workers Union bargainers broke off their attempts to reach a local-level working agreement covering some 3,300 employes at a key stamping plant at Walton Hills, Ohio, outside Cleveland. At Chrysler Corp., top-level negotiations were in recess while bargaining continued on the subcommittee level. The union accused Ford of insisting that pay rates of 435 jobs be reduced 5 to 15 cents an hour at the Walton Hills plant. It said all other issues had been settled. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv the entire process takes only minutes. Snedaker is the son of Mrs. J. H. Snedaker who lives at 511 East 7th. He was born at Pleasanton. After a brief service in the Army at Camp Funston during World War I, Snedaker worked for Ross Milling Co. at Whitewater, then moved to Holyrood. He came to Ottawa in 1921 as bookkeeper at the old Ross mill. He joined The Herald as bookkeeper when Ralph Harris was publisher and his son, S. F. Harris, was business manager. On Ralph Harris' death, Snedaker became business manager and S. F. Harris became publisher. Snedaker became publisher in 1955 on the death of S. F. Harris. Assuming his duties as publisher after Saturday will be Robert B. Wellington, 424 Elm, who has been editor of The Herald since April of 1957. Employes of the Herald, retired employes and close business friends of Snedaker will honor lim tonight at a dinner at Col- Durn's. Among those who will be present will be E. W. Johnson, Olathe publisher; Dwight McCreight, Chanute publisher, and Clarence Moody, a former Otta- wan who retired several years ago as publisher of the newspaper at Burlington, Iowa Snedaker has been active in civic affairs in Ottawa the past 40 years. He is an active member of the Rotary Club, and a past commander of the American Legion, a past master of the Ottawa Masonic Lodge and for many years was a member of the American Legion drum and bugle corps. Mr. and Mrs. Snedaker will continue to live at 804 W. 6th. They have one daughter, Mrs. Verne Midcap, Denver, and one granddaughter, Kristin, who is six years old. turing an address by Dr. Ronald Wells, New York, will be held at 1:45 in the auditorium. Dr. W. J. Coppoc, New York; A. A. Brown, Denver; Sheldon Coleman, Wichita; Dr. Chester Roberts, Hamilton, N Y., and Dr Lewis V. Spencer and Dr. Roy W. Browning wih lead confer ences on education, business ant science. Dr. and Mrs. Martin will be hosts at a tea in Mammel Ar Center and Myers Library begin ning at 4 p.m. and running unti 5. The event was first announced for 4:45. The banquet in Wilson Field House will begin at 6 o'clock. Dr. Roger Fredrikson. Sen. Frank Carlson, Dr. Martin and W. H. Bertholf, president of the board of trustees, will be on the program. Distinguished service plaques will be awarded to five people during the evening. A selection committee worked several weeks in naming the recipients of the hon- * * * OU Calendar Friday 10:30 a.m.: Registration begins in Mammel Art Center. 11:00 a.m.: Panel Discussion, University Auditorium. Noon: Luncheon in the Commons. 1:45 p.m.: Afternoon conferences. 4 to 5 p.m.: Tea in Mammel Art Center. 6 p.m.: Banquet in Wilson Field House. Saturday 7:30 a.m.: Board of Trustees meeting in North American Hotel. 10:30 a.m.: Homecoming Parade downtown. 1:30 p.m.: 0. U. vs. Southwestern, Cook Field. FARM BUREAU LEADERS — Clyde Berry (center) is new president of Franklin County Farm Bureau, succeeding 0. L. Brcckenridge (left). Emory Morgan is vice president. Officers not shown are Mrs. Myron Robinson, woman chairman, and Mrs. W. G. Ransom, vice chairman. (Herald Photo) Warns Of 'Noxious Weeds' In The American Society "Communism is like Russian thistle," Walter C Peirce, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, told Franklin County Bureau members and their wives last night. "Russian thistle," Peirce said, "has a million or more seeds in one plant." Peirce, Reno County farmer, emphasized the danger of "noxious weeds" in the American Enrollment Up Nine Per Cent The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair and cool tonight and Friday; generally fair and warmer; lows tonight near 40; highs Friday near 70. HiEh temperature yesterday, 70; low today, 37; high year ago today, 47; low year ago today, 43; record high this date 86 in 1953; record low this date, 32 in 1917; hourly temperatures, « hours ending 8 a.m., today: 55 9 p. m .60 10 p. m. a. m 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p. m. 6 p. m. 1 p. ro. I p. m. 24 .48 .46 !!!.65 11 p. m 44 Midnight 43 .70 .64 .60 .58 .58 .61 m. m. m. m, m. m. m. m. .41 40 39 40 41 40 39 37 or. The board of trustees will meet at a breakfast in the North American hotel dining room Saturday morning at 7:30. There will be several guests present at the meeting. University officials are asking that visitors to the campus on Friday and Saturday enter the Tenth and Cedar gate and exit through the north and south gates. Certain parking areas will be reserved for out-of-town guests. The theme of the convocation is "A Century of Progress." While the university is only 96 years old now, planners want to focus attention on the accomplishments of the closing century now and get ready for the next one before it gets here. SALINA (AP)—Enrollments in Kansas' public and private colleges and junior colleges are up nine per cent this year, the annual fall meeting of Kansas Deans and Registrars was told today. Dr. Worth A. Fletcher, registrar at the University of Wichita, reported that 56,180 students are studying in the state's 46 institu- Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—3. For 1961—418. Comparable 1960 period—388. SHELDON COLEMAN, Wichita, will be one of conference leaders at OU Centennial Convocation tomorrow. Lack Of Easements Hold Up Installation Of Sewer Plans for installation of sewer facilities to serve an area along the west side of Willow Street, south of 10th, have been delayed, it was announced at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. The sewer line would serve about 15 properties. Harry Seevers, one of the property owners involved, attended the commission meeting to inquire about progress on the proposed project. He was informed by City Engineer Robert Lister that the city would be ready to proceed with final plans and letting of the contract but has been unable, thus far, to get easements for right- of-way across three of the properties. Property owners declining to give easements are H. E. Shaw, Myron Steere and John Beekman It was explained that Beekman lives in New York and has been contacted by the city attorney. Beekman wrote the city attorney, asking a number of questions relative to the requested easement. The city attorney answered the questions in a letter and has had no further word from Beekman. Lister said that Shaw and Steere have been contacted here and have declined to sign easements. Possibility of condemning the easements was discussed, and the city attorney was instructed to look into the legal angles of such a case to determine if the city can condemn, assessing the cost of the condemnation against the other property owners who have signed their easements. Assistant City Attorney Tom Gleason said, "In case of condem nation, the cost of such action cannot be pre-determined." Gleason said he will give a le gal opinion on the matter at the meeting next Wednesday evening It also was reported that the Santa Fe Railroad has announcec plans to install safety crossing signals at the 15th Street am 17th Street crossings, and t h a work is progressing on the alter ation of the railroad's signal in stallation on 1st Street, west o Main, to provide more space fo: vehicle traffic. • A resolution is to be preparec for passage next Wednesday eve ning for "no parking" restric tions on East 7th Street from Main east to Cedar. The restric tion will apply to both sides of 7th. Would Join City School •i District Hood school district, which is ocated just south of Ottawa, has >etitioned to become a part of he Ottawa school district No. 30. Petitions carrying 105 names lave been presented to the school board, Henry Parker, superintendent, said today The petitions were accepted by the board at a special meeting Wednesday night Hood school district has a valuation of about $750,000. It is not operating this year. Parker said 21 children in that district are attending Ottawa grade schools his year. The area is not at;ached to any high school dis- xict. Parker said the petitions have been certified and given to the county school superintendent who will appoint an enumerator who will check to make certain at east 51 per cent of the electors n the district have signed the petition. Plane Patrol On The Job TOPEKA (AP) - Use of the Kansas highway patrol airplane for 44 hours last month resulted in arrests or warning of 104 drivers for traffic . offenses, Col. L. E. Hughes, patrol superintendent, said today. Hughes said troopers stopped one driver each 25 minutes the plane was in the air compared with one warning or citation each five hours of patrol car duty. tions of higher education as compared to 51,329 a year ago. Of the total, 48,681 are enrolled in four-year colleges and universities and 7,499 in junior colleges. Men outnumber women, 35,629 to 20,551. Enrollment of veterans de- lined, with a total of 1,506 this fall against 2,714 in 1960. Of this tota, 245 are children of deceased war veterans. The report listed the largest enrollments as 10,791 at the University of Kansas against 10,036 last fall; 7,850 at Kansas State University against 7,539; and 5,748 at the University of Wichita against 5,657. Other enrollments (first figure for 1961, second for 1960): Baker University, 650 and 607; Bethany College,! 645 and 649; Bethel College. 475 and 566; College of Emporia, 629 and 400; Fort Hays Kansas State College, 3,249 and 2,887; Friends University, 700 and 661; Emporia State Teachers College, 4,560 and 3,814; Pittsburg State College, 3,611 and 3,114; Kansas Wesleyan, 512 and 406; Mary mount College, 420 and 493; McPherson College, 539 and 517; Mount St. Scholastica, 517 and 466; Ottawa University, 659 and 575; Sacred Heart College, 324 and 245; St. Benedict's College, 776 and 673: St. Mary College, Xavier, 502 and 570; St. Mary of The Plains, 410 and 309; Southwestern College, 671 and 619; Sterling College, 484 and 430; Tabor College, 370 and 348; Washburn University, 3,423 and 3,075; St. Mary's College, 166 and 164. society in his talk at the county Bureau's annual banquet at the National Guard Armory in Ottawa. The county Bureau elected Clyde Berry president, to succeed A. L. Breckenridge, at the close of last night's business session. It also voted to raise annual dues from $8 to $10. Peirce identified some of the most dangerous noxious weeds in the U. S. society as communism's threat, alcoholism and too much government control and aid. "As farmers," said Peirce, "we are familiar with weeds. We have the means to identify them and eradicate them from our fields," he said. "Weeds in our lives are harder to deal with," Peirce said. "They're harder to recognize." We do have guideposts, howev er, to follow in eradicating these noxious weeds from our society he said. Peirce put the teachings o Christianity at the top of his lis of guideposts. He listed next th laws man has made to govern himself and the history of wha> has happened to other civiliza tions and other nations. "What we've seen in China" is an example of the latter, saic Peirce. A generation ago, the Bureau president said, China's govern ment was not strong enough to protect its citizens. Today, with its strong central government China still has famine, he said Peirce emphasized the need for a balance in government. More and more people are advocating a welfare state, he said. The liberalists can make a good case, at Oklahoma Christian College. ?he County Farm Bureau paid or Helen's trip. Other new county Bureau officers are Emory Morgan, vice jresident; Mrs. Byron Robison, woman chairman, and Mrs. W. r. Ransom, vice chairman. Delegates named to attend the state Bureau Convention at Wichita in November are Mrs. Robison, Berry, Ernest Harris and Albert Grosdidier. Henry Staadt was named delegate to the State Board of Agriculture meeting. United Chest Fund Above $17,000 Less than $5,000 is needed to put Ottawa's United Chest Fund drive over the $22,097 goal, Mrs. Charles Anderson, secretary, said today. Donations by this morning totaled (17,276.21. This leaves $4,820.79 to be raised. Mrs. Anderson said additional returns from the advance gifts, fair share and downtown drives are expected. he said. "But the first evidence of progress in past civilizations came," he said, "when the individual had a chance to develop." Peirce said a major activity of the Farm Bureau is citizenship cultivation. He discussed briefly other Bureau activities, such as the insurance program, legislative policy, safety and marketing. Supporting Peirce's talk was Helen Lederer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lederer, who reported on her attendance at the Freedom Seminar last summer LOOK INSIDE FOR: Visit to Worden brings world's trouble spots closer, Editorial, Pg. 4. "Business conference" better than side show. Hal Boyle, Pg. 5. Eat and go home at luncheon in Lahore, Pg. 4 Army calculating machines miscalculate, Pg. 8. Don't worry about spots in eye, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. UN Against Bomb Blast UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The United States and its Western Allies mobilized today for an assault on the Soviet plan to climax its nuclear weapon test series with a 50-megaton blast. , The forum was the General As- iembly's top Political Committee, which begins debate on proposals for a nuclear test explosion mora- ;orium after defeating Soviet ef- 'orts to have the lest issue blan- setecl into the general disarmament discussion later. The committee debate was expected to bring repeated calls for Moscow to call off the superbomb explosion. The United States and its Allies hoped the debate would marshal sufficient antitest opinion to force the Russians to reconsider. Sweden already has indicated the mounting concern among U.N. members over the Soviet announcement by appealing to the Kremlin to reverse its decision to touch off the giant bomb befort the end of the month. . RED ROSE GIRL - Janet Daugharthy, 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. U. Duugharthy, RFD 2. has been named the Red Rose Girl for October by Ottawa High School chapter of Future Homemakers of America. (Herald Photo) Check Riot In Algeria PARIS (AP)-Reinforced police checked a mob of 4,000 Algerians that tried to riot through the streets of Paris Wednesday night for the second night in succession. Three Algerians were reported killed and at least 15 injured, and the police arrested 1,500 demonstrators. Ordered by the Algerian rebel government in Tunis to keep up their demonstrations against new curfew laws, Algerian workers began grouping shortly after dusk near the Rond Point de la Defense, a key traffic intersection at the western outskirts of greater Paris. Stecl-helmeted riot squads blocked their movement toward a bridge over the Seine and a broad avenue leading to central Paris. Tauy's Toot Welcome home, Ottawa University grads, and best wishes to your alma mater.

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