The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 20, 1961 · Page 1
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Side Swipes LANCASTER, Pa. (AP)-Police found Francis W. Abel, 48, ham mering away Thursday with a crowbar at an old convertible auto. He already had punctured the roof and broken the windows and was about to start on the fenders. Abel told police he had bougW the car for his wife, Ruth, bul things hadn't worked out and he didn't want her to drive it any longer. Abel was charged with disorder ly conduct and malicious mischief Carpet Care BONNER SPRINGS (AP)-Th traffic has bben on the increase through the new home of Mrs Melba Mitchell but it hasn't worn out her wall-to-wall carpeting. The rug is on the ceiling. It doesn't get soiled there, arx Mrs. Mitchell can sit in her chair look up and enjoy it. Mrs. Mitchell says she alway has wanted wall-to-wall carpetin but with five sons and a daughter the traffic in and out of the house would wreck a good rug in no time. Rug company officials thought she was kidding when she ordered the carpeting for the living room ceiling. She finally convinced them. Next came the problem of how to keep the rug on the ceiling. That was solved by workmen who applied a heavy adhesive and rolled the carpet in place in three- foot widths. Folks stop Mrs. Mitchell on the street to ask if it's really true. "Just come see for yourself," she replies. Quite a few have. Not Guilty PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Five witnesses, including a policeman, had identified Charles J. Spearing, 22, as the driver of an auto which was involved in a collision almost a year ago. "Do you have a driver's license," Charles A Peruto, assistant district attorney, asked Spearing on the witness stand. "No," he replied. "Do you know how to drive?" "No," Spearing replied. "Why don't you know how to drive?" Peruto asked. "Because I am blind," Spearing said. Judge Francis X. McClanaghan ordered an investigation of the witnesses. McClanaghan dismissed charges of drunken driving against Spearing; and of permitting an intoxicated person to drive his car charge against Michael A. Millac- cio, 20. Milaccio testified that it was he who drove the car which collided with one driven by Albert Spry, 34, Nov. 5, 1960. His testimony was given after that of the commonwealth's witnesses who identified Spearing as the driver. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 267 OTTAWA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES "RE-ENROLL" AT OU — Dr. and Mrs. Chester Roberts, Hamilton, N. Y., members of Ottawa University Class of 1912, register today for homecoming activities. Mrs. Roberts is former Mabel Stannard, daughter of F. H. Stannard. Helping with registration is Evelyn Kinncy (seated), physical education instructor at university. (Herald Photo) Seek Court Ruling On Protest Petition Football Game Saturday Controversy over the proposed expansion of Ottawa's light plant appeared headed to court today. Opponents of the sale of $780,000 in revenue bonds announced they plan to file court action to force the matter to vote. They stated they feel the petition filed several weeks ago bore sufficient signatures and that the city acted illegally in throwing some of them out. W. W. Robe, who headed a drive to petition out a revenue bond ordinance, said the court action also would seek an injunction to halt the sale of revenue bonds, to prevent the purchase of an engine and. specifically, to slop the purchase of a 3,500-KW engine as specified by the ordinance, because "it appears the commission has eliminated competitive bidding." IB addition, he said, a group of citizens is working on a citizens' committee organization and is preparing recall petitions. Petitions bearing the names of more than 1,360 persons were | submitted to the commission. The city board found that only Opponents: Ottawa University vs. Southwestern. Place: Cook University. Field, Ottawa LOOK INSIDE FOR: Russia's Neighbors Oppose "Monster" Bomb Explosion If You Would Be Doctor, Read On By WILLIAM J. CONWAY CHICAGO (AP) - Dr. Walter Schroeder, 31, who was so determined to become a physician that not even paralysis could stop him, died Thursday night. \ To all young men and women who think the road to an M.D. degree is rough he left an inspiring story. That is it: He came from Springfield, 111., to prepare for his career. He was a happy, healthy medical student on the evening of Oct. 22, 1954, as he started to leave his fraternity house. He tripped and fell down a stairway. The fall crushed his spinal cord at the neck. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down except for limited use of his right arm. But he took up his studies again and obtained his degree in 1958. Young Dr. Schroeder worked for the University of Illinois consultation clinic for epilepsy. He also made brain wave studies for Brain Research Foundation. He was a familiar figure at the uiiver." 1 "' • '"xsniM in tb" "'— ' Side medical center. He glided United Nations Asked To Appeal To Khrush UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — Six countries near Soviet nuclear testing grounds urged the United Nations today to send an immediate appeal to the Soviet Union to cancel its proposed "monster" bomb explosion. Kickoff Time: 1:30 p.m. Rockefeller Is Topeka Speaker TOPEKA (AP) — Gov, Nelson Rockefeller of New York will be the principal speaker here Nov 25 at a $25-per-plate Republican dinner, state GOP Chairman Donald P. Schnacke announced today. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Continued fail- with slow warming trend through Saturday; low to- niglil 35-45; high Saturday in 70s. High temperature yesterday, 61; low today. 31: high y<~ar ago today, 53; low year ago today, 23; record high this date, 88 in 1947; record low this date, 20 in 1825; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 48 9 p. m. 10 a. m 52 10 p. m. 11 a. m 56 11 p. m. Noon 58 Midnight 1 p. m 60 2 p. m 6' 3 p. m 61 4 p. m 6P 5 p. m 57 5 a. m. 6 p. m 53 6 a. m. . 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 48 45 ... 42 ....40 ....39 ... 37 1 a. m 36 1 a. m 35 3 a. m 35 ...34 ... 3; ..32 ...31 ...33 . . 4 a. m. . 7 a. m 8 a. m. Camel Driver Meets JFK WASHINGTON (AP)-The smiling camel driver from Pakistan lad his big dream come true today, he saw America's "king"— President Kennedy. "I have met the man of the world," Bashir Ahmad said as he emerged from Kennedys White House office. Although the meeting with the President had not been arranged in advance, Bashir had hoped that he would get to see Kennedy. The grinning Pakistani was taken to the President's office after a half-hour tour of the White House with Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, wife of the vice president. Johnson, who is in Texas, invited the visitor to come to America on meeting the camel driver in Karachi on an Asian tour. Through his interpreter, Bashir said the President had asked him how his visit was going. The camel driver said "wonderful" and thanked Kennedy for having sent Johnson to Karachi. "What will you tell your neighbors about the President?" a reporter asked the 48-year-old camel driver as he stood on the White House steps in his black fur hat, long black frock coat, and baggy white trousers. "So far over there, we've just been hearing about him. Now I have met the man of the world," he said. j 856 were proper. After a check of the petitions, those who circulated them found that 274 names were tossed off because they do not appear exactly as registered. Needed to be sufficient are 972 names. Those who studied the pelilions said some were eliminated because middle initials were used, or not used, Christian names differed in some cases, and in several instances, women who signed used the prefix "Mrs." which didn't appear on the poll books. The supporters of the movement today supplied The Herald with a list of those names removed. This list will appear in Monday's paper. Tauy's Toot Margery seems peaceful enough for any old corps. Centralization trend applies to all levels of government, Edi-. torial, Pg. 4. Student needs mental filing system, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. A 4-H member makes her dream come true, Pg. 9. Lahore streets are lively, Pg. 4. Luther Hodges, the government's busiest guided missile, Pg. 5. through t.ie <_oi-ridors in an tric wheelchair, smiling and waving his right arm to friends and patients. His mother, Ida Mae, moved up from Springfield and made her home near the hospital, where her son lived. Dr. Schroeder died in the hospital of kidney disease. One of the sponsors, Danish delegate Per Haekkerup, asked the General Assembly's main Political Committee to drop its general nuclear discussions and give lop priority to the new resolution Speaking for the six— which also included Canada, Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Japan—the Danish delegate declared there could be no justification for explosion of a 50-megaton bomb. Haekkerup said the six sponsors have taken the initiative "because we consider that the regions neighboring the polar circle would be the areas most exposed to the Would Complete Chest Drive Ottawa United Chest workers who haven't completed their assignments were asked today to do so as quickly as possible. "We would like to wind the drive up soon," said Howard Doyen, assistant chairman. Mrs. Charles Anderson, United Fund secretary, said contributions totaling $17,780.32 had been counted by today. Doyen said workers are to turn in their collections at the People's National Bank starting tomorrow. The drive is still $4,316.68 short of the $22,097 goal. Retirement Svstem tf Batting .500 TOPEKA (AP) - The batting average of the Kansas Public Employes Retirement System in local elections is .500, the League of Kansas Municipalities reported today. It said a survey indicates elections have been held in two localities. Clay Center voters approved the plan for employes ot that city in a special election Aug. 30. Arkansas City voters opposed the plan 3-1 in a special election Tuesday. Under the law, a county, city or township can participate in the new employe retirement program under adoption of a resolution. An election, however, can be forced by petition. If an election is called, the plan must be approved by a majority of volers. League officials said a petition has been filed for an election in Harvey County. They said that as of Oct. 6 resolutions had been adopted to bring 40 counties and 53 cities under the retirement program. Just Say: 'Having Wonderful Time 5 Rejects Apportionment Brief Filed By Kansans HUTCHINSON (AP) - A brief submitted to the U. S. Supreme Court by four Kansans, in support of the Tennessee approortionment case, has not been formally accepted. The Kansans were notified by the clerk of the court that motion to file the brief was denied. No reason was given. However, attorneys said the Kansas brief was used by the Tennessee appellants in resenting the case and that part of it was read to the court during arguments last week. The brief urged the court to act favorable on the Tennessee case, which involves the question of unequal representation in the legislature. It argues that a similar condition exists in Kansas. The attorneys said other briefs supporting the case had been accepted previously by the court and apparently the court had sufficient evidence without formally accepting the Kansas brief. The Kansans said they planed to continue legal efforts to effect equal legislative apportionment. The brief was submitted by J.P. Harris, Peter Macdonald, and John McCormally of Hutchinson and Ernest W. Johnson of Olathe. See New Purge By Kremlin By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) — Parvda, the Communist party paper, disclosed today that a campaign of denunciation unmatched since the 1953 execution of Lavrenti Beria and Stalin's purge trials is being waged against former Premier Georgi M. Malenkov and former Deputy Premier Lazar M. Kaganovich. It printed hitherto secret speeches before the current party congress accusing them of beating, torturing and executing inno- cent Communist party officials during Stalin's reign of terror in the 1930s. The speeches also charged they were involved and directly responsible for executions under N. I. Yeshov—bloodiest of the purgers. No one in the history of the Soviet Union has ever survived such charges, but the only punishment so far demanded for Kaganovich and Malenkov is expulsion from the Communist party. The speakers said former Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and former President Klementi V. Vo- roshilov bore similar guilt, but direct and detailed charges against them have not been made yet. Nevertheless, it seemed clear that this would be done before the party congress ends. Their expulsion from the party was also demanded. Voroshilov, strangely enough, is serving on the Presidium of honor. Nikolai Podgorny, first secretary of the Ukraine, charged that all four men fought Premier Khrushchev's campaign of de- Stalinization because "they were personally responsible for many mass repressions." The denunciation in Pravda aroused curiousity whether a new series of purge trials was being prepared and, after reading a sec> tion of a speech by Gennady Vor onov, there was speculation that a new purge might sweep other Communist countries too. Voronov is party leader of the Russian Federated Republic, largest in the Soviet Union. NEW YORK (AP) - Margery Michelmore, whose stray postcard touched off a Nigerian furor, arrived here today with a smiling word of caution to any other girls who want to join the Peace Corps. "Maybe she shouldn't write any postcards," Miss Michelmore, 23, of Foxboro, Mass., told newsmen. 'Maybe if she did, she should stick to: 'Having a wonderful ;ime. Wish you were here.' " A British airliner, on which Miss Michelmore was bound from London to Bermuda, was diverted icre because of weather. She said she had intended no offense to Nigeria in writing the postcard, which described squalor she encountered there. She said she liked both Nigeria and the Nigerian people. "It was just carelessness on my part," she said. "I merely wrote a postcard which I dropped. It was picked up and mimeographed and copies were distributed to the students at the University College at Ibadan." A. of Meschke Gets State Post TOPEKA (AP) - John Meschke of Hutchinson, son Highway Director Addison Meschke, was appointed an assistant state attorney general today. Meschke, a graduate of Stanford University last year, was appointed by Atty. Gen. William M. Ferguson to fill one of two vacancies in the office. Earlier this week Charles Henson, an assistant attorney general, was named attorney for the Highway Department. Meschke, 25, received a business degree from the University of Kansas before getting his law degree. To Dedicate K-State Hall MANHATTAN (AP) - Dedication of Kansas State University's Smurthwaite House has been set for Oct. 28. An honored guest will be Georgianna Smurthwaite, state home economics leader from 1931 to 1954 in whose honor 39,000 home demonstration women of Kansas have raised nearly $100,000 toward the residence hall. Their fund raising efforts are continuing. The hall provides accommodations for 62 coeds who are selected for Iheir ability to get along with others, scholarship ability and financial need. By contributing an hour of work a day, Smurth waite coeds expect to save around $20 a month on Iheir college ex penses. Final cost of the project was $241,000, of which more than $150,000 came from gifts made through the K-State Endowment Association and from other non tax sources. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. A number of students demonstrated in protest at her description of the country. But, she said, some Neigerian students had expressed sympathy to her. She noted that the card had mentioned primitive living conditions but that it also reported that living in Nigeria was "a very rewarding experience" and that she was "very happy" there. She said portions lifted from the text might have sounded offensive but "I didn't intend it that way." Asked if she thought Communists were behind the protests against the card, she said she had no reason to believe so. She said she had not seen any anti-Ameri canism in Nigeria. Miss Michelmore said she knew of no reason, because of her experience, why a girl should not join the Peace Corps. "She should keep an open mind and realize that things are good and bad," she said. Concerning her own future as a Peace Corps member, she said she will "consider it very carefully." .mmediate fall-out risks of such an explosion." The resolution was submitted as the Political Committee debated steps to halt further nuclear weapons tests. It noted with deep concern Premier Khrushchev's announcement that a 50-megaton bomb would be exploded before the end of the month. It "solemnly" appealed for cancellation of the plans. The resolution was circulated to the 101 members of the committee this morning. Representatives of Denmark, Japan and Canada were expected to press for priority action later in the day. The first speaker at the morning session was Indian Defense Minister V. K. Krishna Menon, who pressed for a new voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing despite Western insistence that such a ban would be a trap unless guaranteed by a treaty and inspection machinery. Menon told the committee that both the Western powers and the Russians must share responsibility for resumption of testa. Diplomats predicted overwhelming support for the six-nation appeal to Khrushchev.. Claims Letter Disappeared LOS ANGELES (AP)-A college student claims a letter he wrote from Nigeria to a friend in Los Angeles disappeared mysteriously and later was published in a Nigerian newspaper. The letter allegedly described the Nigerian government as "corrupt and irresponsible." The American Embassy at Lagos, Nigeria, reportedly is investigating the complaint of Craig Walker, 22, a senior political science major at Occidental College here. QUEEN DAWN — Dawn Biro, senior from Delta, Colo., was crowned que>»n of 1961 wa homecoming festivities at a program in the Commons last night. Attendants WAN Sandy mes, a sophomore from DCS Moines, and Nancy Schcndel, junior from Topeka. Ottt- Hoi-

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