The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 21, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, October 21, 1961
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 85 NO. 268 OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1961 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Outlines Growth Plan For Ottawa University A New Student Union Is First A vision of the growth of Ottawa University during its second century of existence was revealed last night at a centennial convocation banquet held in Wilson Fieldhouse. of the university help us all enjoy a better life." The address was delivered by Dr. Roger Fredikson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, S.D., former OU student and former pastor of the First Baptist Church here. Speaking on the subject, "The Birth of Hope", Dr. Fredickson More than 700 friends and alumni of the university heard Presi- j said that many church schools dent Andrew B. Martin present immediate and future plans for HONORED BY O.U.—Dr. Andrew B. Martin, right, presents award plaques to several persons for outstanding leadership. Sen. Frank Carlson, left, (or Christian statesmanship; Mrs. Adrian Miller, Topcka, for social service; F. R. Bennett, Ottawa. for community leadership; and Bert Nicol, Kansas City for business leadership. A fifth award goes to Norwood L. Jones, New York City, not present at the convocation banquet last night for business management. (Story on page 6.) expansion in a program that also saw the presentation awards for distinguished service. Receiving awards for outstanding contributions to mankind of five struction of the school's library. Carlson pointed out that today are "glorified Sunday schools on the one hand or glori fied finishing schools on the other. Ottawa University is differ new ! ent. Schools such as this that the "emphasis placed here on personal values rather than the material." The banquet climaxed a daylong convocation on the campus which drew hundreds of alumni and church leaders from acrost the nation. Side Swipes Aid For Finland were F. R. Bennett, Ot- j .. over thc yearSi ottawa Univers j tawa, for community leadership; ty has been blessed with Sen. Frank Carlson, for Christian statesmanship; Norwood L. Jones, New York, for business j who have vision." It is a great paradox," he Belt Of Needles About The Earth konen, try in the world still paying back its World War I debt to the United States, hasn't asked for a dime during his current visit here. By RALPH DIGHTON POINT ARGUELLO, Calif. (AP)-A Midas missile-alarm sal- iellite rocketed into a 2,100-mile-high orbit today and spewed out 350 million tiny copper needles designed to spread into a giant radio-reflective belt around the earth. If successful, the experiment will place in space a five-mile- So Friday night, the president i wide band of hair-like reflectors of Finland received a shiny silver dollar from George J. Bourque, mayor of Fitchburg, Mass., which has a large Finnish population. "You are one of the few foreign dignitaries to come here and talk to our President without asking which scientists can use to bounce radio waves half way around the world on frequencies not now available. The Air Force said Midas IV ejected the needles shortly after for money," Bourque told Kekko-1 going into an a i most circular or . nen at a Finnish-American Socie ' ties banquet. "Therefore, we don't want you to go back empty-handed.' 2-Foot Snow In Virginia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS West Virginia mountain communities labored under emergency conditions today to shake off the effects of an unseasonable storm that blanketed some areas with nearly two feet of snow. In the northeast, tropical storm Gerda lashed the coast with gale winds and high seas from Provincetown to Eastport, Maine. The storm churned northeastward in the Atlantic packing winds up to 65 miles an hour in gusts. The surprise snowstorm swept over much of the central Appalachians Friday closing schools, snarling air and ground travel and toppling trees and utility lines. Emergency conditions existed in the West Virginia mountain communities of Richwood and Summersville as the heavy, wet snow severed power lines and halted electrically operated municipal water supplies. •—Residents melted snow for water. 'Quakes Jar California LOS ANGELES (AP)-A series of earthquakes rattled Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego Friday, but no one was injured and no serious damage was reported. The first shock at 11:50 a.m., was felt strongly in Orange County and caused minor damage to new construction projects and market merchandise, which rolled off shelves. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Con- tinned fair with warm days and cool nights through Sunday; low tonight 40-45. high Sunday in 70s. Hlnh temperatures yesterday, 68; low today, 36; high year ago today. 68; low year ago today. 46; record high this date. 90 in 1940; record low this date, 23 in 1905 and 191T. hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending I a m., today: • ».m 42 9 p.m 45 10 a.m 49 10 p.m 42 11 a.m 54 11 p.m 41 Noon 68 Midnight 39 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. f, p.m. 1 p.m 61 64 65 64 62 .56 .50 1 a.m 38 2 a.m 37 3 a.m 37 4 a.m 37 5 am. 37 6 a.m 36 7 a.m 37 bit 2,100 miles high, completing the 30,000-mile circuit once every 2 hours, 52 minutes. It may be three to four days before radar can determine how well the needles, invisible from the ground, followed the planned pattern of dispersal in space. The Midas satellites carry an infrared eye able to detect the heat of a ballistic missile's exhaust seconds after launch. The tiny needles, each 7-10 of an inch long and one-third the thickness of a human hair, were high belt five miles wide and 25 miles deep. The can of needles was a small portion of the payload of the Midas satellite, fourth launched in an effort to perfect a means of detecting missile firings from space. Only Midas HI was successful. Officials said there was no relation between the Midas and the needle experiment, called Project West Ford. The package was put in Midas simply because the satellite was going into a high orbit and had space available. tail section of the 30-foot long Midas. The 98-foot Atlas-Agena combination roared upward at 5:53 a.m. Ground observers lost it seconds later in the 500-foot overcast. The firing was a spectacular one as the missile's flames reflected from the overcast and lighted up the countryside. The cylinder, after ejection, was designed to throw out a cloud of needles that would stretch within 60 days into a 2,000-mile- Weather Just Fine TOPEKA (AP)-A weekend of fine weather is in prospect for Kansas, forecasters said today. A cold front which had been advancing toward Kansas stalled over northwest Nebraska and is not expected to move on south. Sunny skies covered Kansas this morning and winds were light and southerly. The Weather Bureau said low temperatures tonight will be in the 40s and highs Sunday from 75 to 80. Minimum temperatures this morning were from 34 at Topeka to 46 at Wichita; highs Friday from 61 at Olathe to 73 at Dodge City. Explosion Hurts Six PITTSBURGH (AP)-Fire and a series of explosions wrecked a chemical plant in nearby Elizabeth today and injured at least six persons. The extent of their injuries hadn't been determined. Only smoldering ruins remained of the 700-foot long plant of the Western Pennsylvania Chemical Co., 10 miles south of Pittsburgh. An eyewitness said the plant seemed to be consumed in one big ball of fire, and that the blasts drove shafts of flame into the air 'like fire being shot from a cannon." Because of dense smoke author- ties evacuated residents of the area. Several tractor-trailers parked near the plant were destroyed, others were damaged. The cause of the fire was not [earned immediately. Nor was there a damage estimate. management; Mrs. Adrian Mill-| saidj " That j n this world today er, Topeka, for social service, j we have more material good's g 47 i a.m 38 QUEEN ESTHER-Esther Latson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Plato Latson, RFD 2, Pomona, sits on her throne, after being crowned queen of the 1961 Pomona High School homecoming. Anita Slankard and Susan Crawford, both juniors, were attendants. See related story and picture on Page 2. (Herald Photo) FTC To Protect Shelter Buyers WASHINGTON (AP)-The Federal Trade Commission has stepped in to protect buyers of fallout shelters from false advertising. The FTC announced Friday that a special staff here and in 10 field offices would monitor all advertising media in an effort to check advertising for shelters and other civil defense items. The monitors will try to detect exaggerated claims that would mislead or defraud purchasers. The FTC said it was taking the action at the request of the Defense Department "to prevent irresponsible advertisers of shelters from damaging public confidence in the reputable manufacturers whose cooperation with the civil defense sary." program is so neces- Olathe Man Dies In Crash HOLTON, Kan. (AP)-Ross M. McAllister, 57, Olathe, Kan., was killed Friday when his car hit a bridge about five miles northwest of here on a county road. and Bert Nicol, Kansas City, for business leadership. Sketches of these persons can be found on Page 6 of today's paper. Dr. Martin prefaced his outline of the future with a brief discussion of a recent educational conference which he attended in Washington, D. C. He pointed out the growing concern among educators over the "waste of talent in education." Too many mght minds go untrained in a world which is crying for development of brainpower. He added, too, that there is 'growing concern for the moral jreadth of the nation. We need .0 expand the spiritual values of he country." "Large enrollments of which we have been warned for years," it said, "are upon us now. This year we have 50 more students :han we expected. This expansion is most apparent in dining 'acilities which today are inadequate." The growth plan, he said, will start with construction of a new student union which will be located north of the present power plant and west of the football ield. This student center will jrovide dining facilities and a ilace of fellowship. It also will 'give us a tool with which to combat the loneb'ness of being away from home." Second step would be to remodel the present Commons building into a physical education building for use by women stu dents. Also planned is the remodeling of the present adminis- stration building. Dr. Martin added there also are plans for construction of a building to house the band and for work on the power plant. "We have just completed a new dormitory for men," he said. "II is filled, and we soon will need additional housing for women students." Eventually, he said, the univer ity must have a chapel, a religious center. Dr. Martin spoke strongly for the need of such a structure, pointing out that "religion must play a larger par) in our college life." As to the cost, W. H. Bertholf, Wichita, president of the univerS' ity board of trustees, said a drive to raise $500,000 for capital im provement funds would be launch ed immediately. The drive wil be initiated in Ottawa, spreading later to the rest of Kansas anc across the nation. The banquet started with Dr Raymond Jennings, pastor of the First Baptist Church here, giv ing the invocation. Dr. Roberl G. Middleton, Kansas City, 2 member of the board of trustees presided. Senator Carlson spoke brief ly following the dinner. He paic tribute to Dr. George E. Myers who contributed funds for con Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday—2. During October—23 During 1961-421 Comparable 1960 period—1194 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Tauy's Toot Those Distinguished Service Awards couldn't have happened to a finer group of people. han ever before yet ignorance and misunderstanding threaten he existence of mankind." Eldon Addy, Wichita, president of the alumni association, pointed out that Dr. Martin often has said OU needs "friends, funds and freshmen." He said that OU las more than 2,900 alumni and 2,000 persons who attended OU but didn't graduate. Milo M. Hewitt, Ottawa businessman, gave the local response, pointing out Ottawa realizes the value of the university to the community. He said that "over 200 alumni live in the county, 79 art teachers, 74 are business and professional people." He added that "we in Ottawa realize that the endless work and dedication teach the balance needed today are hard to find." "We live with hope in thc midst of a trouble," he said. "Stubbornly we seek the truth. This has always been the purpose of Ottawa University, the search for truth and the imparting of it to those who cross this beautiful campus." Tht awards for service were presented by Dr. Martin and Bertholf. One recipient, Howard L. Jones, was not present. Dr. Paul T. Losh, president of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kas., delivered the benediction. The OU concert choir, under the direction of Edgar D. Kerr, head of the music department, sang several selections from the "Sound of Music". Dr. William F. Keucher, Topeka, a member of the OU board and executive secretary of the Kansas Baptist Convention, cited the accomplishments of OU in its first 100 years and applauded 4 In Family Die In Fire COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Four members of a South Side Columbus family suffocated and a fifth was injured in a fire at their home early today. Only Weston West, 25, survived the blaze in the house in which it originated. The fire claimed the lives of his wife, Etta, 22, daughters Joan, 4, and Donna Jean, 7 months, and mother, Mrs. Bessie West, 50, of Naugatuck, W. Va. West was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in fair condition with body and head burns and cuts and bruises. Firemen said he apparently jumped from a second-story window. Firemen found the bodies of two women and Joann wedged against a bedroom dor. The baby's body was in another bedroom. Fire Capt. James Seagle said the fire might have been started either by a cigarette or defective wiring, apparently in the living room. ' ••«?•—ss5 VICTORIOUS CONQUEST—Evan Evans, Ottawa University sophomore from Grinnell, Iowa, inspects homecoming float constructed by Sigma Iota Psi aand Sigma Delta Pi, university social clubs. Theme of the homecoming parade down Main Street this morning was "Knights of the Roundtable". (Herald Photo) Foes Of Trujillo In Uprising By ROBERT BERRESLEZ CIUDAD TRUJILLO, Dominican Republic (AP)-This Caribbean island nation seethed with hostile anti-Trujillo rumblings today after a night of bloody rioting. Prospects heightened for a government proclamation of martial law. Unofficial sources listed at least two teen-agers dead and about 45 other persons injured in Friday night's rioting—the most violent outbreak here since the assassination of Generalissimo Rafael Tni- jillo last May. The official police report mentioned no deaths but said an undetermined number were injured, including 15 policemen who suffered minor injuries from rock barrages. Police announced the arrest of 57 members of youth groups who hurled stones in clashes with steel - hclmcted police units in downtown streets of the capital. Officers beat back the attacks with semiautomatic rifles, water hoses and tear gas, while hundreds lined the sidewalks and rooted for the youngsters. The exchange lasted about 1'5 minutes before police drove back the demonstrators and seized con- trol. Offshoot demonstrations that formed later in nearby streets were quickly put down. The battle capped five days of antigovernment demonstrations set off by student protests against the, appointment of a new rector for Santo Domingo University accused of being a Trujillo man. An association of Professors at the school joined the students Friday in demanding his removal. '

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