The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 25, 1961 · Page 1
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Side Swipes BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP)-Coy Claxton, a Balesville photographer, struck back when a grocery offered free baby pictures to anyone who bought a certain brand of potato chips. Claxton is offering six free bags of potato chips to anyone who buys pictures from him. ,/ob Open BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. (AP) No one in Blountstown seems to want a $l-a-ycar job for $12.50. Blountstown City Clerk Joe Plummer, who has two vacancies said no one has filed as yet for councilman of Wards 1 or 2. The qualifying fee is $25 and the annual salary is $1. The term is two years and the deadline is 4 p.m. today. The city clerk said he didn' know what would happen if m one files. Another Pair MILTON, Fla. (AP)-Navy Lt and Mrs. Marty Shuman are the parents of twins—again. The twins, a boy and a girl, were born Monday. Another set, also a boy and a girl, were born 17 months ago. Mrs. Shuman is a twin and there arc three sets of twins in the immediate family of Shuman, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 • NO. 271 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Alert U.S. Troops In Berlin NEW COLOR COMBINATION - Kay Shaffer, RFD 2, Williamsburg, holds one of the 1962 Kansas license plates which will go on sale in the county treasurer's office Jan. 2. New tags are green with white lettering and borders. Mrs. Shaf'er is license clerk here (Herald Photo) Insistent On Right To Cross Border BERLIN (AP) — All U.S. Army troops in Berlin were placed on general alert for six hours today in the midst of seesawing over the right of Americans to enter East Berlin. Ten U.S. tanks were brought up to the wall dividing the city. At one stage, the Army sent New Move Against Bomb Blast UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —A new move was launched today to get urgent U.N. action on an appeal to the Soviet Union to cancel its roposed explosion of a 50-megaton hydrogen bomb. The move was made by Iranian delegate Mehdi Vakil, one of the sponsors of the eight-nation resolution. He formally called on the General Assembly's main political committee to suspend temporarily its.general debate on nu- .clear testing and to,take up the proposed appeal to Moscow immediately. Previous efforts to give the appeal urgent treatment were stalled by a procedural wrangle touched off by the Soviet bloc. The new strategy of seeking to suspend the general discussion rather than to terminate it was agreed upon by the sponsors this morning. Sponsors of the proposed appeal are Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Iceland, Iran, Pakistan and Norway—all countries who feel they are directly threatened by radioactive fallout from Soviet test explosions. Frosty Tonight TOPEKA (AP)—Frost or freez ing temperatures are expectet over most of Kansas tonight bu readings should climb into the 60s Thursday. The Weather Bureau said skies are expected to remain clear, or nearly so, through Thursday. Considerable cloudiness was re ported over Kansas Tuesday but there wer no rainfall reports. Top temperatures were from 57 at Olathe to 75 at Pittsburg. Low readings this morning were from 24 at Goodland to 49 at Pittsburg. Low temperatures tonight are scheduled to range from the 20s in the northwest to the low 30s in the southeast. Jury Selection A Tedious Task troops with fixed bayonets into East Berlin to enforce American insistence on the right of American civilians to enter the sector. Later the East Germans turned back two U.S. sightseeing buses— and were allowed to get away with it, the Army explained, because women aboard the buses might be imperiled. East Berlin border guards stepped aside when armed U.S. military police escorted an American civilian car into the Communist sector. A few hours later the guards RUSSELL, Kan. (AP)—At least :>ne more day of jury selection was indicated today in the trial of two teen-age AWOL soldiers for he slaying of a 62-year-old Oakey, Kan., railroadman. The assurance came when District Judge Benedict P. Cruise excused the jurors who were quali- 'ied Tuesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. The court then called the next ;roup of 12 prospective jurors for questioning by attorneys. George Ronald York, 18, of Jacksonville, Fla., and James Douglas Latham, 19, of Mauriceville, Tex., are accused of seven slayings in five states. They are being tried for the death of Otto Ziegler of Oakley, Kan., on June 9. The other slay- Traffic Toll T*PEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—1 During October—29 During 1961-427 Comparable 1960 period-403 The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair tonight and Thursday; cooler tonight; frost or freezing temperature tonight; lows tonight 25-32; highs Thursday in the 60s. High temperature yesterday, 61; low today, 41; high year ago today, 64; low year ago today, 58; record high this date. BU in 1939; record low this date, 28 In 1906 and 1929; hourly temperatoday: .50 .48 .46 .57 60 , 61 61 61 60 60 63 .55 11 p. m. .56 Midnight 46 tures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m. 9 a. m 51 9 p. m. 10 a. m 53 10 p. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m, 7 p. m. 8 p. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .48 47 47 45 53 43 42 11 Change In Herald Billing Effective Nov. 1, The Herald is inaugurating a new system of billing and collecting for its city carriers. In the past The Herald has billed its carriers bi-qeekly for the papers already delivered. This created a multiple collec- lection problem for many carriers; also the bi-weekly bill payments necessitated an excess of money handling and bookkeeping for both the carriers and The Herald. Under the new plan, which is used by a great many newspapers, the carrier will collect a month in advance and will receive from The Herald a month estimated bill in advance. This bill must be paid by the first of each month. To meet this obligation the carrier naturally will have to do his collecting by the first. Should you move during a month you will receive reimbursement from your old carrier and then will be contacted by your new carrier. ings were in Florida, Tennessee. Illinois and Colorado. A panel of 60 potential jurors is being picked and only 12 of the 60 were selected in the first day of the process Tuesday. Twenty- two others were questioned and excused, usually because they said they had formed opinions in the case or oppose capital punishment. Defense attorneys questioned the potential jurors closely on what they had read and heard about Latham and York, asking finally if it had prejudiced them. The prosecutors, in their questioning, concentrated on the capital punishment issue. They have said they will seek the death penalty. Murder is punishable by hanging or life imprisonment in Kansas, with the jury deciding. York and Latham watched;the process calmly. They have admitted a cross- country burglary and murder spree, starting after they escaped together from an Army stockade at Ft. Hood, Tex. It ended June 10 at a road block in Utah. refused entry to two U.S. Army sightseeing buses which had no armed escort. The buses turned back to West Berlin near a spot where American tanks and armored personnel carriers were stationed with guns pointed at the East German po-1 lice. The East German police held up the buses carrying U.S. military personnel and civilians for more than an hour demanding that the officer in charge identify his passengers to authorities of the Communist East German regime. The American officer refused. In an earlier incident the East Germans refused to allow two American civilians in an Army- licensed private car to pass through the checkpoint without identification. But the U.S. command ignored the East Germans and sent the car through with the armed escort in assertion of allied rights .to free movement in. Berlin. Then, in a gesture of concilia- tion, the U.S. commander said it was temporarily restricting the passage of American civilian vehicles into East Berlin. The announced American re striction on movements to East Berlin apparently applied only to civilian vehicles. The buses were U.S. Army vehicles carrying military personnel, although there were about 20 persons in civilian clothes, including two women, in the lead bus. The second bus had about six passengers in U.S. Air Force uniforms. Both the United States and Britain moved tanks up to the border in a show of force during the day. NEW PRESIDENT - Jimmii- Missile Bases Prime Target? WASHINGTON (AP) - Strategic Air Command and intercontinental ballistic missile bases in this country probably would be prime targets in the event of a nuclear war. And areas in the immediate vicinity of such military installations also could be in for trouble in such a conflict. Adam Yarmolinsky, special assistant to the secretary of defense, said in a recent Washington speech that "a reasonably planned enemy attack now or in the next few years would concentrate on military targets" because few weapons could be spared to hit cities without military installations. Although no one knows for cer- j The launching sites for long- tain, there appears to be general ] range Atlas, Titan and Minuteman agreement here that military Richardson, E. 3rd, was elected president of the Ottawa Jaycees last night. Richardson, a past president, vice president and treasurer of the organization, succeeds Bill Seymour, 421 S. Sycamore, whose Air Force Reserve unit was activated recently. (Herald Photo.) bases holding the nation's nuclear power, rather than cities, would bear the brunt of a quick enemy strike. Stuart L. Pittman, assistant secretary of defense for civil defense, said it is doubtful that the objective of such a war within the next few years would be to destroy population or industry. missiles generally fan out like JC School Bond Issue Approved JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) The turnout was comparatively light but Junction City voters approved 1,298 to 852 Tuesday a $500,000 bond issue for school expansion. The $500,000 plus $280,000 already available, will be used to add classrooms at the senior high and grade schools and for equipment. Man Killed In Cave-In LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Otto W. Nitch, 41, was killed Tuesday when a sewer ditch caved in. He lived near Lawrence. Nitch was buried up to his neck and investigators said the weight of the dirt crushed his chest. Clarence E. Wilson, 70, was buried to his waist but other workmen dug him out quickly and his injuries were not critical. Hear Talk On Senate's School Bill Residents of the non-high territory around Ottawa who have children in Ottawa High School icard a discussion of Senate School Unification Bill 400 last night at Garfield School. Speakers were Emory Morgan, non-high representative on the Franklin County unification subcommittee, Robert A. Anderson and Robert B. Wellington, Ottawa representatives on the committee. More than 75 persons attended. A similar meeting will be Saturday night at 8 at Wycoff School, Monday night at Sand Creek and Wednesday at Baxter School. $700,000 Goal In Church Drive The Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church last night launched its campaign to raise $700,000 for Saint Paul School of Theology Methodist in Kansas City. Bishop Eugene Slater spoke on the school and campaign at a meeting of Ottawa District laymen and pastors at Ottawa's First Methodist Church. Dr. Ewart Watts, Topeka First Methodist Church pastor, was chairman at the meeting. The drive in the Ottawa District will begin Feb. 1, 1962. Bishop Slater said that, as of June 1, the Methodist Church was nearly 6,000 ministers short. He pointed out that as far back as 1952, 4he church was aware of the problem and organized a study committee which brought its findings to the 1956 general conference. This resulted in the founding of two new schools of theo- logy, one to be located in Ohio and one in Kansas City, Dr. Don Bolter, a former Ottawa resident and Ottawa High •graduate, is president of the Kansas City school. At last night's meeting, he traced the school's progress from its beginning in 1959 with 53 students to the present time. The school now has 142 students and 12 full time and 6 part time faculty members. The school is seeking $5 mil lion to purchase a new campus adjacent to the University of Kan sas City. On this site are to be built the main academic building with classrooms, administrative offices and a library of 100",000 volumes. Also planned is an apartment house for married students and a men's dormitory with kitchen and dining facilities. Only $700,000 is being sought in the Kansas Conference. U.S. Keeps Eye On Fallout Cloud WASHINGTON (AP) — The initial fallout cloud from the Soviet Union's superbomb test is expected to reach the Aleutian Islands ate Thursday and Alaska or western Canada late Friday. That was reported today by spokes in a wheel from one control point—in most cases a SAC base. ICBM bases are scattered through the central and western sections of the country, including the two in Nebraska and others n Montana. North and South Da- cota, Missouri, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Kansas, Arkansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Washing- on and California. On the question of fallout, a louse Military Operations subcommittee said a study last year 3y government meteorologists indicated that an attack on thest missile sites would pose this probability of fallout on nearby cities: Schilling AFB, Salina, Kan.— Kansas City, 50 per cent; Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kan.—Kansas City, 60 per cent. Need Tests, Says Carlson TOPEKA (AP) — Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kas., said Tuesday night there is a need for the United States to continue testing of nuclear bombs. "I am for defense and protection of this country first," Carlson told a meeting sponsored by the Topeka League of Women Voters in observance of United Nations Day. Carlson reiterated his opposition to admission of Red China to the U.N. atmospheric radiation experts of the U.S. Weather Bureau. The cloud contains only a small fraction of the total debris. The rest is high in the stratosphere and won't begin to come down until next spring. The radiation experts said the cloud^. loosed by Monday's blast in the Soviet arctic region, is expected to chalk up another 2,000 miles today on its west-to-east course, with the following points, among others, to be passed over today: Northern Manchuria and southeast Siberia; then possibly the northern tip of Japan. After that it should swing toward the Kamchatka Peninsula, another part of Siberia. It should be going toward the Aleutians Thursday, possibly reaching there some time late in the clay, Dr. Robert List told a reporter. List said that it was snowing Tuesday over a large area of Soviet territory south and east of the bomb test site over which the fallout cloud passed — and that presumably some of the radioactive material was brought down faster than othenvise would have happened. Public health authorities arc geared to detect the first fallout in North America. But they declared it is too early to forecast if it will create any significant health hazard either in the following few weeks or next spring. There is a possibility, health officials said, that within the next month levels of radioactive iodine from the tomb debris might equal or exceed levels produced by the 21 previously announced tests in the current Soviet series. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Today's students have more words to spell, or misspell, than their parents had, Editorial, Pg. 4. Teacher tenure protects the poor teachers as well as the good, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. Nation's railroads mired in debt. Pg. 9. Foreign aid money is doing some good, Pg. 4. Russia may be missing a bet in the Congo, Pg. 12. It isn't known yet whether this cumulative total of fallout would constitute any significant hazard, said Dr. James Terrill of the Health Service in an interview. Radioactive iodine is considered a threat because if enough of it got into a person's system, it could cause-thyroid cancer. Terrill said that most of the radioactive strontium—a potential cause of bone cancer—loosed by the bomb will be delayed in falling until next spring. The strontium from the big blast will fall with the strontium remaining in the stratosphere from other tests in the series. It remains to be seen whether the strontium from all tests would constitute any widespread hazard, Terrill said. Power Cable Is Repaired The power cable which failed Monday evening at the city electric plant, and caused a brief blackout of Ottawa and Pomona, has been repaired on a tempor ary basis and is now in use, Don Hamilton, superintendent of the waier and light department said today. Hamilton said he will discuss with city commissioners the subject of replacing the cable with a more permanent type of instal lation, since he does not feel that the temporary repairs that have been made are proper for the permanent line. The repairs have been effected by removal of a portion of the cable and replacement with new material. Governor Suggests Fork For Making Political Hay TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson said today Mrs. Marie Vickers, Democratic state vice chairman, should get her pitchfork out if she thinks she can make political hay out of his bringing four ponies to Topeka for children to ride. Anderson referred to a statement by Mrs. Vickers Tuesday that "Kansas can brag that they have the most expensive pony ring in the country." She referred to use of Cedar Crest, new Kansas executive mansion, as a pasture for Shetland ponies belonging to the governor. Asked to comment, Anderson said: "It's really too bad any grownups want to deprive children of using ponies when there are 200 acres of blue grass not being used. "If she thinks she can make po litical hay out of this, let her gel her pitchfork out." Mrs. Vickers said the cost 01 getting Cedar Crest ready for cupancy by the governor "already is up to $188,691 including the splendid split rail fence for the ponies at a cost of $5,951, and the job isn't finished." Cedar Crest, a 200-acre estate was bequeathed to the state by the late Mrs. Frank MacLennan for use as an executive mansion. Work is under way renovating the house for occupancy by the An> dersons next year. Tshombe Accepts Cease-Fire LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP)—Katanga President Moise Tshombe has formally accepted ratification of the Katanga-U.N. cease-fire and agreed to hand over about 190 Irish and Scandinavian prisoners this afternoon, the U.N. Command announced. U.N. envoy Mahmoud Khiar at the same time will return to Ka- tangan control the Elisabethville post office and radio station taken by U.N. troops during the week of fighting last month; also hand over 210 Katangan prisoners captured in the fighting. The U.N. Command had feared that the strong-willed Katanga president might object to conditions attached to the accord by the U.N. secretariat so that it would in no way recognize Tshom- he's claim to independence from the central Congolese government. Promise By A Politician Brought Church To Beulah Chest Needs Less Than $4,000 Less than $4,000 is needed for Ottawa's United Chest drive to reach the $22,097 goal. Howard Doyen, assistant drive chairman, said donations today total $18,419.62. Some workers still haven't turned in their collections, Doyen said. Several persons who were missed by the workers have brought in dona'.ions, said Doyen. Anyone else who wasn't contacted and wishes to donate may turn in money at the Peoples National Bank." Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. By HAROLD O. TAYLOR Pittsburg Headlight and Sun Written for The Associated Press POTSBURG, Kan. (AP)-Miss j Vinita Jones, pastor of the Beulah, Kan., Community Church, is an ordained minister of the Assembly of God, but her church is interdenominational. It came into being on a politician's promise after the little community northwest of Pittsburg had been with out a church 10 years. Like many other small but once prosperous communities, Beulah fell victim to good highways and fast cars. Once there were two churches but they were discontinued. A Presbyterian building was razed and hauled away. A building used by Methodists was turned into a hay barn. In the late 1930s, Roy H. Brown, now a Pittsburg real estate deal- er, was campaigning for county Not only does the church draw register of deeds. While visiting Beulah voters, he notedd children of the community had no bible school. He promised, if elected, to do something about it. Brown started a Sunday school following his election. The adults decided to create a new church. Leaders in the movement went about the neighborhood seeking pledges. These were paid 100 percent. An old school building, complete with bell and belfry, was moved from a site completuy across the county. In 1941, the Beulah Community Church came into being. Making up the membership were former Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, former members of the Christian Church, a few onetime Catholics and others who from the immediate Beulah community, but persons from several nearby communities also attend regularly. Sunday school draws up to lOli. The church became so crowded it was necessary to add a large room for classes. Services are about the same as in most Protestant churches. Members are permitted their choice of sprinkling or immersion for baptismal rites. Communion is quarterly. The church has been chartered by the state. While members accept Articles of Faith to join, there is no creed us such. With such a mixture'of former faiths represented in the congregation, Miss Jones cannot preach salvation through any particular church. So she preacheo had never had a church affilation. | about God. Man In Orhit By December? BRYAN, Tex. (AP) - A Texas congressman says the United States will have a man in orbit by December and men on the moon by 1969. Rep. Olin E. Teague, D-Tex., said Tuesday in a speech that the time table calls for the United States to send three men to the moon in a capsule by 1969. Tongue, a member of the Space Committee, said the tentative date for the United States to put a man in orbit around the earth is Dec. 5. In Washington, an official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration declined to comment. Tally's Toot To be added to list of achievements boasted by the Russians is the creation of a cloud that obviously has no silver lining.

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