The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 23, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 269 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1961 T CENTS TEN PAGES. Side s w ipes POINT ARGUELLO, Calif. (AP)—That cloud of needles the United States unloaded in the heavens has turned out to be a storm cloud. For the first time, a U.S. space project is being criticized not because of its lack of scope or sue cess but for its very nature. The criticism began even before a Midas satellite shot into orbit from this Air Force launching site Saturday. Aboard were 350 million tiny copper needles They were released at an altitude of 2,100 miles and the hope is they eventually will spread out anc form a belt around the earth Scientists think radio signals can be aimed at such a belt anc bounced halfway around the world. Some people, including the Soviets, vigorously oppose the ex periment. The Soviet news agency Tas; calls the project "anti-scientific 1 and says it was undertaken "in spite of the fact that many sci enlists of the world protestec against these American plans stating that they will create dif ficulties in exploring cosmi space." Gh Star In Film PARIS (AP) - The U.S. Army pulled 250 troops out of Germany today to help producer Darryl F. Zanuck film a story of the Normandy landings. Originally 700 infantrymen were scheduled to take part in the movie-making. The U.S. European command said the contingent was cut to 250 on Department of Defense orders. The decision followed criticism of the use of German-based troops in the face of the Berlin situation. Did Russia Fire That Monstrous Bomb? Sweden Reports Heavy Explosion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Soviet Union set off a giant nuclear explosion today. A Swedish expert said there is reason to believe the bomb was at or near the 50-megaton range promised by Premier Khrushchez. A spokesman for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission suggested caution in speculating about the explosion until more information becomes available. The observatory at Uppsala, Sweden, said today's explosion was twice as heavy as any recorded for previous Soviet tests on the Uppsala seismological apparatus as twice as heavy as the most violent previous Soviet tests on last Sept. 10 and Oct. 6." i: The explosion was registered at i 9:35.51 a.m. Swedish time, or in the series that began last month. | The explosion also was record-1 3:34.41 Eastern Standard Time, ed in France and Japan. Premier Khrushchev told the Communist party congress last week that the current series of Soviet tests probably would conclude at the end of this month with the testing of a thermonuclear device equivalent to 50 million tons of TNT. Hurt When Caught In Baler Gerald Boscoe Smith, RFD 2, Williamsburg, who yesterday received multiple fractures of the left arm and shoulder, reportedly spent a "fair night" at Ransom Memorial Hospital. Smith was found caught in a baling machine three miles east of Ottawa on 15th street shortly after noon, Sheriff Max Gilmore said today. He was discovered by Lloyd Switzer, an automobile salesman who had gone to the field to see him. Finding Smith in the baler, Switzer called sheriff's officers. Smith was released from the baler after workers used wrenches to loosen bolts holding belts and rollers. The baler reportedly became clogged with debris about 10 a.m., Gilmore explained. Smith left the tractor idling while he attempted to unplug the machine, his left arm being pulled into the baler. The machine then "lugged down and died," Gil more added. Gilmore said that Smith remained conscious through the ordeal. OU Receives Compositions Myra Adler, graduate of Ottawa University and a former resident of Ottawa, this week gave a collection of her compositions for piano to the university. At present she is residing in Presbyterian Manor, Newton. For many years she was a pi ano teacher here. Many of her compositions, particularly those for children, were published by some of the leading music publish' ing firms in the nation. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear tonight and Tuesday; frost or freezing temperatures tonight with lows 28-32 by morning; highs Tuesday low 60s. High temperature Saturday, 73; low Sunday, 45; high Sunday, 18; low today, 48: high year ago today, 79; low year ago today, 46; record high this datt, 91 in 1939; record low this date, 23 in 1937; hourly temperatures, 34 liours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. in 60 9 p. m 10 a. m 68 10 p. m. 65 11 a. m 72 11 p. m 65 .74 Midnight 63 Noon 1 p, m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. , 4 p. m. 5 p. m. , 6 p. m. 7 |). m 69 8 p. m 67 .76 .77 .76 .77 .73 .W 1 a. m 49 3 a. m 49 3 a. m 48 4 a. m 49 5 a. m 49 s a. m 49 7 a. m 45 8 a. m 4S Some versions of Khrushchev's! speech had the explosion pegged! for Oct. 30 or 31. | A storm of protest against plans j for the blast has been building up! in the United Nations and else- j where in the world. Thus the Soviet Union conceivably could have decided to go ahead with the test ahead of the scheduled time. There was no confirmation of this, however, from Moscow or any other source within the first few hours after today's blast went off. Dr. Arthur Baath, of the Uppsala Seismological Institute, said ic found reason to believe today's explosion was of a 50-megaton bomb. But in Washington an AEC spokesman said: "It takes a certain amount of time to analyze this thing. From what we know, some caution needs to be exercised concerning the Swedish report insofar as a 50-megaton device is concerned. Japanese sources had estimated at 10 megatons the strength of a previous Soviet test bomb in September. Dr. Baath said: "If today's explosion took place in the same area and at approximately the same altitude as earlier tests, the power of the bomb must have been considerably stronger than any previous Soviet nuclear detonation in the Novaya Zemlya area. "This blast must have been registered 'round the globe. "The estimated epicenter of the explosion was located in the general direction of Novaya Zemiya. It was situated 1,300 miles northeast of Uppsala in the area used for earlier Russian atomic experiments. "The explosion was registered Youth Is Accidentally v Shot In Leg Walter New, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard New, who lives west of Princeton, was taken to St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City after he was accidentally shot in the leg late yesterday afternoon, according to Sheriff Max Gilmore. Gilmore said that Walter and Kenneth Hamilton, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene H. Hamilton, went to the pasture after Hamilton's cows about 4:30 p.m. Hamilton, who reported the incident, said the boys took a .410 gauge shotgun. New reportedly was shot in the left thigh at close range. Gilmore said that young Hamilton attempted to carry the injured boy but couldn't. He then returned to the farm to get help. Young New was taken to the hospital in Garnett, then transferred to Kansas City. l\5S^^v^.«ivJ^'&v^.i4^iJ*s-K^WjOT**ia£ BEANS! — Victor Warren, of northeast of Ottawa, with a load of soybeans, part of the harvest of ISO acres he has in beans this year. He is receiving a vield of about 35 bushels per acre. (Herald Photo) Nobel Peace Prize For Hammarskjold .78 Inch Of Rain Ottawa received .78 of an inch of rain last night at the weather station of John P. Kelsey, local observer, but the moisture elsewhere in town appeared to be less. Richard Garrett, Topeka weather bureau, said temperatures will drop to around the freezing point tonight, and that a warming trend will begin Tuesday, starting a period of several days of clear mild weather. Ottawa's .78 of an inch of moisture was the heaviest rain reported in the state, and there was a dash of light hail with the rain, Kelsey reported. OSLO, Norway (AP) — The awarded to Dag Hammarskjold, in the Congo. The delayed peace prize for 1960 went to Albert John Luthuli, a Zulu Christian leader in South Africa, for his efforts to alleviate racial discrimination. Luthuli is the first African to receive the prize, worth 250,232 kroner—$48,- 640. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee of the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) last year postponed its award. Hammarskjold became the first man to receive the prize posthumously. The U.N. secretary-general was killed Sept. 18 when his plane crashed en route to Ndola, Northern Rhodesia. He was seeking to end the fighting between Katangan and U.N. forces by negotiating with President Moise Tshombe of Katanga Province. Hammarskjold, Sewdish aristocrat who headed the executive branch o the United Nations from 1953 until his death, was mentioned as a candidate last year after organizing a U.N. Nobel Peace Prize for 1961 was who perished on a peace mission Soybean Harvest At Halfway Mark The early-morning showers today slowed down what promises to je a good Franklin County soy- Dean harvest. Ottawa and county elevator men said business was brisk Sunday and that the harvest appears to be about half done. Lyle Greer, Ottawa Cooperative manager, said his elevator was busy all day Sunday. He said the beans are of good quality, where weight, moisture and foreign matter are concerned, with the exception of some from the river and creek bottomland. The September flooding by the Marais des Cygnes damaged a lot of soybeans. Marvin Gcnlncr, Farmers Elevator, Inc., manager, reported a busy day Sunday and said the harvest appears to be at about the halfway mark. He said a lot of beans in the bottomland are yet to be harvested. Don Wallace, Williamsburg ele vator manager, said a lot of cut ting remains to be done in his area, but that he had received a pretty good run so far. Milo harvesting has been slow to date, the elevator men said. force that halted the chaos in the Congo in mid - summer of 1960. However, the closing date for the list of candidates is Feb. 1 of the year of the award. The prize committee's statement gave no specific reason for Hammarsjold's award. The prize will be placed at the disposal of Hammarsjold's estate. In view of the early closing date for nominations, Hammar- sjold must have already been under consideration at the time of his death. Luthuli, a former Zulu chief, is one of the most respected African leaders among South Africa's 10 millino blacks. Head of the now outlawed African National Congress, Luthuli has been banned from public life and held in detention periodically for most of the past eight years by South Africa's white supremist government. His moderation earned the re- spect of those South African whites who want the government to soften its segregation policies. South Africa's colored Peoples president after South Africa withdrew from the British Commonwealth and became republic. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Administration record rates as a tossup, Editorial, Pg. 4. Juvenile court proceedings not so confidential after all, Pg. 5. It's the "Wild East" on Pakistan frontier, Pg. 4. Merit salary increase is reward for good teacher, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. Some names didn't rate on petition protesting power plant expansion, Pg. 8. Should Register For Contest Little Spooks intending to compete for prizes with their spook- ish costumes at Ottawa's Hallo wcsta are reminded to register Entrants in the Hallowesta cos tume contest should be register ed at the Ottawa Chamber o, Commerce office by Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Hallowe'en costume contest will be a feature of the Hallo- westa Saturday night, Oct. 28. Children may compete in four age groups, under 5, 5 through 9, 10 through 14 and 15 through 18. The 200 and 300 blocks of South Main will be closed to traffic for the Hallowesta. Refreshments and game booths will be in operation on the street. Square and round dancing in the street also is planned. MILO HEWITT Tally's Toot The rattle of those beans filling the bins is music to the ears of Franklin County farmers and businessmen. Hewitt To Head OU Drive Milo Hewitt, Ottawa business and civic leader, has been named chairman of the Ottawa University drive which will be in Ottawa and Franklin County late in November. Hewitt was named drive chairman following the convocation ceremonies Friday and the homecoming events on Saturday. The University announced Friday it is launching an effort to raise §500,000 for capital improvements on the campus. After the drive is completed in this area it will spread across Kansas and the nation. The funds being sought will be used to build a new student union, remodel the present C o m- mons and administration buildings and provide for a new women's dorm. It also is hoped a campus religious center can be built. UNICEF Drive Friday Night About 400 or 500 youngsters will participate, Friday night, Oct. 27, in Ottawa's UNICEF drive for the CROP fund. The canvass of homes will begin at 5:30. Each youngster will wear a UNICEF arm band and carry a container marked with the UNICEF insignia. The Rev. Gerald Hager is chairman for the drive. Visitor Grandson Of Former Japanese Emperor TYPICAL TOY — Rev. Seicho Azabu, Buddhist priest from Tokyo, Japan, looks on as Donna Nitcher examines Japanese doll. Priest visited during weekend with J. P. Haggards (at back), and with Donna and her family. (Herald Photo by Lois Snii(h) Rev. Seicho Azabu, a Buddhist priest from Tokyo, Japan, visited during the weekend with Ottawa friends, the J. P, Hag- gards and the Gil Nitcher family, and met others. The 50-year-old priest, a member of the Royal family of Japan, is on a 7-week tour of Europe and America. Accompanying him on the tour is a 30-year-old nephew, a university teacher, who bypassed Ottawa to go directly from Buffalo, N. Y., to San Francisco. The Haggards began a correspondence in Seicho in 1947 when their son, Lt. Col. Paul Haggard was an Army security officer in Japan. The officer became acquainted with Seicho who served as intermediary in questions of discipline involving Japanese youths. Later, the officer's brother, Lt. Col. Neal Haggard, also profited by his friendship with Seicho. Haggard says his sons operated on the theory that the military should present a favorable picture of America. Donna Nitcher began a correspondence with Seicho when Mrs. Elizabeth Haggard was her fifth grade teacher and the class beyan studying Japan. Both she and the Haggards were thrilled at receiving recent letters announcing the priest's intended visit. "There are 11 million Buddhists, in the 11 sects," the visitor said. Jn America are 58 Buddhist temples with headquarters in San where Bishop Shin- sho Hanayana is in charge." The priest said his religion is one of good will, truth and honesty, and at present the greatest stress is upon peace. Mr. Haggard recalled that in one of his first letters in 1947, the priest lamented the tendency of Japanese youth to bad habits after the war. The Haggard brothers found by accident that Seicho is a member of the royal family when they noted his name on the list of first day mourners at the death of a member of the Royal family. He is, actually, the grandson of Emperor Meiji, who reigned from 1867 to 1912 and was the man who brought modern civilization to Japan. Seicho formerly lived in the building which housed the first American consul, Townsend Harris, following the opening of the country by Perry's voyage. The visitor writes and reads English excellently but has a little difficulty with speaking English. He related that he did not study the language but picked it up by association. He characterized this countrv Andy Strhoeppel In Hospital TOPEKA (AP)-The office of Sen. Andrew F. Schoeppel, U- Kas., said the senator entered Bethesda Hospital in Washington today to undergo what it described as "minor corrective surgery." as "large and beautiful" and mentioned that it seems a busy place. In contrast, he found European countries mostly "calm". Before coming to the U.S., he visited Denmark, England, Belgium, Germany and Italy. He went to New York City, Washington, Buffalo, Chicago and Kansas City. He will visit the Haggard brothers in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Twin Falls, Idaho, before going to Los Angeles and San Francisco. He will visit Hawaii before going home. j At an evening social gathering j at Dr. Ray Jennings' home, he talked in Japanese since Dr. Jennings taught in Kanto University, ] the Baptist University at Yoko- j haina, Japan, for nearly 10 years I and speaks the language. At the Jennings home he met four younji; women from his native country. Two sisters, Setsuko and Kieko Fujiwara, are house| guests, and the others, Michi Shii niyania and Junko Nakajima are ' O.U. .students. At (hi 1 Jpnnigs home, too, he : saw a gold screen wall hanging which was originally a part of a i long illustrated scroll depicting a ! biographical story of the priest i who created the Japanese alpha- i bet. I The priest says he is happy with ; the amiable relations of his coun- | try and ours and is happy that their students can attend school in his country. He plans to reach home on Nov. 3. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv.

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