The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 24, 1961 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, October 24, 1961
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8 THE OTTAWA HERALD Tuesday, October 24, 1961 Security . In Packers' Contract CHICAGO (API-Contracts that put the accent on worker security have been completed with the major firms in the nation's meat packing industry. Unions reported today that agreements have been reached with the national concerns. Negotiations now are in progress with smaller companies. The round of talks tarted last summer. Unions were worried about a drop of 30,000 in employment in slaughtering plants in five years. The reason: packers are modernizing with new plant layouts, new equipment and new processes that require less manpower. Contracts reflect that trend. A provision that has been termed unique in the packing field is a prime feature of the contracts between Armour & Co. and two unions, the United Packinghouse. Food and Allied Workers and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen. It is called technological adjustment pay. Workers with at least five years seniority who are displaced by mechanized progress will recieve $65 a week—minus unemployment compensation and any earnings from other jobs. The benefits will be paid for 26 to 39 weeks, depending on seniority. To be eligible, a worker must sign up for transfer to another Armour plant. EDITOR'S NOTE—The lives ofi many men, along with some of your tax dollars, have gone into he effort to end the chaos that has throttled the Congo since it won independence 16 months ago. What are the results? What is the outlook? Here is the first of three articles giving a penetrating look at the Congo today. The writer won a 1961 Pulitzer Prize for his dispatches on African affairs. ATTORNEYS FOR THE DEFENSE — These Kansas lawyers, Marvin E. Thompson (seated). Russell, and (standing, from left) Bernard Whabn, Goodland; Jesse I. Linder, Sharon Springs, and Richard M. Driscoll, Russell, are representing George York, 18, and James Latham, 19, in murder trial underway at Russell. NAACP Wins Court Round WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has won a round in the Supreme Court in its battle against an Alabama order which the association says bars it from activities in that state. Acting without hearing arguments, the Supreme Court directed that the U.S. District Court in Alabama rule on the NAACP complaint. NAACP appealed to the high tribunal after the U.S. Circuit court in New Orleans, La., said the complaint should be acted on first by Alabama state courts. The Association's appeal said the NjkMJP believed the state courts would never act on requests for » hearing. A 1956 complaint by the Alabama attorney general led to the litigation. The complaint charged the NAACP was doing business in the state without qualifying as an oul-of-slate corporation. The state obtained an order from a state court which the NAACP said bars it from organization activities, and also from taking any steps to qualify to do business in Alabama. Greeley News Writer, Wife Buy Home By MRS. FRED LALMAN Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Connor, Kansas City, have purchased the Ed Scales property and will make their home here. Mr. Connor is a free lance writer. Father Gilbert, Richmond, is coaching the sixth, seventh and eighth graders of St. John's school for the basketball season. Father Owen was coach of this team before leaving for Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lickteig, and family, Tulsa, Okla., recent ly visited Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Lickteig, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lickteig and Danny, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Back, David and Gary John Wheeler, who is on leave from the Navy, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Frank Katzer, and family. Congo: Land Of Chaos Hoffa Files Libel Suit DETROIT (AP)-James R. Hoffa and his Teamster Union have., filed million-dollar libel and slander suit against AFL-CIO President George Meany and 24 other top AFL-CIO officers. The suit, brought by Teamsters President Hoffa in U.S. District Court, charged Meany with trying to "lie and steal away" members of the Teamsters Union. Meany and the codefendants, .the suit said, conspired to portray Hoffa as "perpetrator of a fraud upon the American labor movement." This was done, the suit added, as a "smoke screen to conceal the true picture of the defendant, AFL-CIO, as a tottering house of labor which has all it can do to keep its own ranks from falling to pieces." Would Expand Farm Market MCALLEN, Tex. (AP) - "The only thing federal government interference with prices can do is make things worse," the president of the American Farm -Bureau said Monday night. Charles B. Shuman of Sullivan, 111., spoke to South Texas Farm Bureau members and business and professional leaders. Shuman said the market for farm products should be expanded in at least three ways: Develop sales of farm products to foreign countries, improve domestic markets, and adjust agriculture production to meet market demands. ACCUSED YOUTHS TO COURT - Two youths who admitted killing seven persons in a cross-country spree are escorted to court at Russell for trial. At left, Sheriff Milton Galyardt leads George York, 18, Jacksonville, Fla., while another officer escorts James Latham, 19, right, of Mauriceville, Tex. They are being tried in the slaying of one of the seven, Otto Ziegler, Oakley. ^Minutemen' Would Spy COLLINSVILLE, 111. (AP) Robert Bolivar DePugh, leader ol a militantly anti - Communist organization which calls itself the "Minutemen," says part of the group's objective is to establish a nationwide spy network to root out subversives. DePugh made the comment Sunday before leaving for his home at Norborne in northwest Missouri. Says Chemical Laws Are Unjust KANSAS CITY (AP)-There is unjust suspicion of many agricultural chemicals that can be used safely, Dr. Wise Burroughs, professor of animal husbandry at Iowa Stale University, said Monday. Failure to inform consumers of the chemicals' safety has resulted in unfair federal regulations, Dr. Burroughs said at a conference sponsored by the Mid-West Feed Manufacturers Association. "As a result," he said, "some large manufacturing firms have stopped all research dealing with new feed additives which might have aided future production of meals, milk and eggs." About 350 are attending the conference, which ends today. To Kansas The Minutemen held a two-day session of school and guerrilla warfare field maneuvers in the Collinsville area the past weekend. DePugh said an important objective of the group is to "investl gate by our own secret member ship the possible infilatration ol Communist sympathizers into American organizations of govern ment, business, labor, religion an< education." By LYNN HEINZERL1NG LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP)—Sixteen months of bloodshed, political chaos and near bankruptcy—not to mention millions of dollars — have failed to awaken the Congo to reality. Congolese leaders still cannot put aside tribal suspicions, pretensions and ideologies long enough to face their real problems as a nation. The republic's "government ol reconciliation" under Prime Minister Cyrille Adoula has failed to reconcile. The backyard government se up by Antoine Gizenga in Stan leyville with the help of Commu nist governments collapsed an< Gizenga joined the Adoula gov ernment as vice premier. He con tributed little and has gone bacl to Stanleyville. Nobody know when or whether he will return The army is still divided, wit! Gen. Joseph Mobutu commanding in Leopoldville and Gen. Victo Lundula in charge at Stanleyville The United Nations has reachec a cease-fire agreement in the se cessionist province of Katanga whose rich copper deposits ar the nation's greatest asset. It i desperately trying to bring Pres ident Moise Tshombe of Katang into negotiations with Adoula. Both Mobutu and Lundula tal vaguely of taking Katanga wit heir armies, although the logisti >roblems alone are far beyond .heir capabilities. The Congolese Parliament considers its most important order of business is to arrange to chop up the jungle land into still more provinces with diverse tribal urges. There are not enough ikilled Congolese to run the central government and administer the present six provinces properly. The new nation still does not have its own constitution, but is operating under a fundamental law worked out with the former Belgian colonial masters. Parliament is amending this law so that the six provinces laid out arbitrarily by the Belgians can be cut up to accommodate and perpetuate tribal groupings. It is a labor based on the ancient hates of the Congolese that will further impede the Congo's entrance into the world of the 20th century. The shadow of the first prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, still lies across the Congo. The tall. flamboyant nationalist leader was slain in Katanga more than eight months ago while being held by Tshombe's government. Lumumba's top lieutenants — Gizenga, minister of Interior Christophe Gbenye and Chamber resident Joseph Kasongo, all tftists — are contending for the grand liberator's mantle. They ope, too, to seize power from idoula. Western diplomats, who have watched the whole incredible story nfold in the Congo, believe the Ldoula government, is the best the ountry can achieve in the cir- umstances. Some consider Adou- the most impressive man in he Congo. Adoula must keep the Congo calm and solve the Katanga prob- em to survive. The central gov ernment cannot hope to operate his huge country of 900,000 iquare miles without a share of Catanga's rich copper profits. United Nations officials are con- ident, they expect that prelimin ary contacts between Katangan emissaries and the central government will be followed by a meeting between Adoula and Tshombe. Despite his statements. Tshom be himself is known to feel thai ;he days of'his private state are numbered. Not a single nation las recognized the proclaimed independence of Katanga. The central government, under jfreat pressure from leftists and Lumumbists, still thinks grandiosely of sending Mobutu's troops to the Katanga border and seizing the recalcitrant province. Mobutu is known to regard such an adventure more soberly. It was Mobutu, with the backing of President Joseph Kasavubu who expelled Russians, Czechs and Poles from the country last year after they openly supplied war materials to maintain Lumumba in power. Mobutu and members of the central government know that a defeat in Katanga or even a long stalemate could mean the end of the Adoula government. The time would then be ripe for a takeover by the extremist Lumumbists. There are bright spots. The Communist threat is recognized and it is still less real than in the days of Lumumba's gaudy reign. President Kasavubu, although no political genius, is still a moderate and stabilizing force with a solid backing. The Adoula .government has kept in office such friends of the West as Vice Premier Jason Sendwe, Foreign Minister Justin Bomboko and Information Minister Joseph Ileo. there are other moderate, if less sophisticated, members of tht Cabinet. Next: The Russians gel a second chance. Killed In Tank Truck Blast STAFFORD, Kan. (AP)-A tank truck explosion killed Richard C. Blair, 32, repair shop employe, Monday. The truck contained liquid fertilizer. Cause of the blast wasn't known. Blair's mother, George, working at the other end of the shop, wasn't hurt. .. a glass of beer is many things rn Ihe entire population of Kansas when admitted as a state a century ago, scarcely equalled our state's present secondary school enrollment—111.000 students! Further, while our 24 colleges" and universities and 19 junior colleges bulge today with 42,751 students, indicators of Kansas' future higher education are the 330,000 now in our elementary schools! These statistics point to an important path being earnestly traveled by our citizens in search of the good life. Contributing heavily to financing this effort, interestingly enough, is the glass of sparkling beer. In addition to being the light refreshment, it represents not only more than $32-million in payroll to Kansans, but state and local taxes (much of the money going into school funds) exceeding $4.1-millions! Beer Belong* — Enjoy 111 Public AUCTION Having sold our farm we will sell the following items at Public Auction located 4% miles East of Princeton on the John Brown Highway on Monday, Oct. 30, 1961 (Commencing at 12:30 P.M.) MACHINERY — 1952 Case tractor with high compression head; Case cultivator, 2 row; two 16 inch Case piows; 1946 B Farmall tractor with lift; Farmall 2 row cultivator; John Deere drill, 16 x 8; John Deere mower No. 5; A.C. combine No. 60; 4 bar side delivery rake; 9 ft. tandem disc; Letz burr mill; 2 wheel trailer with grain box; 16 ft. 4" auger; power take-off pump. TRUCK — 1953 Chevrolet pick-up — just overhauled, stock racks; 225 gallon water tank. LIVESTOCK — 2 Whiteface steers, 350 Ibs.; 2 Angus steers, 300 Ibs.; Holstein steer, 450 Ibs.; 6 Holstein steers, 300 Ibs.; 11 Holstein calves. HOGS — 3 registered Duroc gilts and pigs. FEED — 600 bales prairie hay; 270 bales straw. FURNITURE — Dinette set; utility table; chairs; lamps; walnut table; bed and mattress; chest of drawers; rollaway bed; desk; L.P. stove with fan, 65,000 BTU; gas reznor; water cooler. MISCELLANEOUS — Mall chain saw; 3 /i H.P. motor, new; 7" table saw; electric fence weed chopper; 24 ft. endless belt; 8 hole self feeder; pig creep feeders; feed bunks; hog troughs; stack tank; hog oiler; wire stretchers; barb wire; 2 new gates; power lawn mower; scrap iron; posts and many other items too numerous to mention. Terms: Cash. Not responsible in case oi accidents. W. A. Cowden, owner Ratliff & Ratliff, Auctioneers Peoples State Bank of Richmond, clerk any way you figure it Blue Cross Blue Shield OF KANSAS that coverage counts! ACTUAL HOSPITAL BILL FEMALE: Age 24 DIAGNOSIS: Diabetes, Pregnancy and Complications Semi-Private Room, board and Nursing 49 days @ $11.00 per day Laboratory Services Drugs Operating and Recovery Room Medical Items Oxygen X-Rays PATIENT CHARGES PAYS $ 539.00 239.50 597.05 80.00 55.25 24.45 12.50 12.50 Total: $1,547.75 Patient's Deductible Patient Paid Blue Cress Paid 10.00 $22.50 $1,525.25 Blue Shield paid $419.00 toward Physician's charges K«niai Hospital S«rvic» Ann., Inc. Kansas Physicians' Strvic* You carry insurance to help pay the bills when the need arises. Until you need it, any hospital, surgical, medical plan is as good as the best. Blue Cross-Blue Shield's quality coverage is proved when you use it. This actual case is typical of Blue Cross' high percentage performance. Blue Cross always pays the FULL COST of a semi-private room for days allowed, or an allowance toward a private room . . . and the full cost of many other essential hospital services, such as Laboratory Services, Drugs, Oxygen, and Medical Items. Most other companies have dollar limits on their coverage, which very often is inadequate, leaving you with a balance to pay. Blue Cross, however, pays for thf actual services you use. Mail this coupon for more information on Kansas' quality hospital, surgical, medical plan. MAIL THIS COUPON FOR MORE INFORMATION BLUE CROSS-BLUE SHIELD OF KANSAS T' 1133 Topeka Blvd., Topeka, Kansas Send information, without obligation NAME, ADDRESS. CITY .COUNTY. EMPLOYED BY. NUMBER-OF EMPLOYEES. I AM BELOW ASE 60 YES. .NO. MY WIFE (HUSBAND) IS BELOW ASE 60.

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