The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 26, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 272 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1961 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES U. S. Troops Cross Border OFFICES FOR PARMELEE — Walk go up for offices at west end of building at 634 King, to be occupied by Pannelee, Inc., manufacturer of spectacles and other safety items for factory workers. Members of Ottawa Builders Association and other Ottawans are donating time during evenings to improving building. Pannelee, a new Ottawa industry, plans to begin operation in November. (Herald Photo) Side Swipes SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Bank robbers here customarily present the teller with a note demanding money. Wednesday teller Margy Pre- poutse beat the system. She simply walked away from her window at a Bank of America branch when a bandit flashed a pistol and shoved his note at her. "Come back, come back," whispered the holdup man hoarsely. Miss Prepoutse kept on walking. The bandit slammed his fist on the counter, then stomped out of the bank—empty-handed. Famous Farm CENTRALIA, HI. (AP) - Fred Kleiboeker is a typical Midwest ern farmer. When the government mathe matically placed the center of the nation's 1960 population in his cow pasture, he greeted the sudden influx of tourists with a smile. He continued to smile when the Girl Scouts began packaging his valuable soil to ship it throughout the country. Kleiboeker's 160-acre farm suddenly was thrust into the national limelight by the Census Bureau in April. The center of population presumably has drifted somewhat to the west since 1960. It has been moving west since the first census was taken in the 18th century. But the statistical 1960 center ""will remain on Kleiboeker's farm at least until 1970. Loneliness Cure ATHENS, Greece (AP) -An American mining company says il is arranging for two Louisiana pelicans to be flown to Greece to mate with Peter, the lonely pe pelican of Mykonos Island. No one knows where Peter came from. He arrived about four years ago on the island where a pelican had never been seen before. Since then the bird has become pet and friend of the islanders, tourist at traction No. 1 and No. 1 loca character. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy called for caution nd economies in government spending to balance the budgev next year. Kennedy, in a statement to his Cabinet, said it will be necesary o postpone or limit increase in a number of government programs which otherwise would be desirable. He also said the government | >ayroll must be held to the minimum necessary to get jobs done. There was no clear statement as to whether this would mean aying off federal workers, but White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said the administra- ion's policy has been to make reductions when it is determined hat fewer employes can handle the work of an agency or department. Kennedy said the deficit expected in the fiscal year ending next June 30 will reflect the 1960-61 recession but still "be much smaller" than the $12.4 billion deficit incurred in the year that ended June 30, 1959, in the Eisenhower administration. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair with southerly winds and rising temperatures through Friday; lows tonight 30s; highs Friday near 70. High temperature yesterday, 62; low today, 2fl: high year ago today, 73; low year ago today, 44; record high thl date, it In 1953: record low this date 32 In 1B13; hourly temperatures, 3 hours ending 8 a.m., today: t a. m 80 B p. m 4 10 a. m 84 10 p. m 3 11 a. m 87 11 p. m 3 St Midnight 3 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m, 5 p. m. S p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .61 , 62 , 62 68 88 82 47 43 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. .3 3 3 3 3 3 JFK Wants Caution In Federal Spending Secretary of the Treasury Dillon recently indicated the 1961-62 red ink figure would approximate $6.75 billion. There has been speculation it might be even greater by the time the fiscal year closes. Kennedy used no figure in his lengthy statement to members of the Cabinet and heads of 13 agencies, whom he assembled at the White House for a fiscal outlook meeting. Tauy's Toot Looks as though those East Germans are going to be hospitable if it takes every MP in the U.S. Army. Escape Capsule Passes Test EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—A new escape capsule was rocketed from a B58 Hustler bomber Wednesday. The ejection was the first aerial test in a series using life-size dummies. The goal is protection for fliers who bail out at supersonic speeds. The Air Force Flight Test Center said the steel cocoon was shot, with two rockets, from a B58 flying 431 miles per hour at 20,000 feet. It landed eight mhv utes later by parachute. Examination showed a crewman would have survived without injury, officials said. Anderson Bags A Doe TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson is taking his bows as a hunter. Anderson reported Wednesday on his return from a hunting trip in Wyoming that he had bagged a deer. He said he got the doe with one shot. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092, adv Trujillos Take Trips CIUDAD TRUJILO, Dominican Republic (AP) — One brother of the late dictator Rafael Trujillo flew to Bermuda Wednesday night for a long stay abroad and the government confirmed that another brother departed for exile earlier. Gen. Hector Trujillo, president of the Dominican Republic for eight years under the generalissimo slain May 30, arrived in Hamilton, Bermuda, with nine relatives and friends. Presidential Secretary Armando Oscar Pacheco said that a second brother, Gen. Jose Arismendi Trujillo, also had left the country. He confirmed that both would live in exile. The dictator's son, Gen. Rafael Jr., remains here as the nation's armed forces chief and the chief target of political opposition groups. BERLIN (AP)-U.S troops today, moved across the border into East Berlin for the second straight day to reassert the right of Americans to move unimpeded. The East German police closed the Friedrichstrasse crossing, but reopened it when calm was restored. U.S. tanks provided a backdrop for the convoy across the dividing line but were withdrawn later. The situation flared up and died down in less than an hour. The Friedrichstrasse crossing, known as "Checkpoint Charlies" to GIs, went back to normal and was again open to traffic by non- Germans. It is the only crossing between East and West Berlin that is left for the use of Americans and other foreigners. The day's main incident at the checkpoint began when an American, driving a blue sedan with U.S. Army license plates, drove up unescorted seeking admittance to East Berlin. The East German police refused to admit him unless he identified himself, and he declined to do that. It was plain the unidentified American had been sent up to the border as a further test of the rights American authorities claim for movement about the city. When the driver came back, three U.S. Army jeeps, carrying American Military Policemen joined him for another try. The East German police stood aside to let this military group and the sedan go by. After convoying the sedan into East Berlin the military policeman withdrew, and the sedan cruised around alone in the Communist-controlled sector. East German police stopped the car when alongside again and brought the car safely back. American tanks at the border were revving up their motors, meanwhile. Then the East Germans, backed up by a show of 50 or more of their Vopos (people's police) prepared to erect a heavy chain acrossJhe, frojjtier., ,, •,„;, , 'We ire closing the border until this nonsense stops," an officer of the East German police said. ROYALTY — One of these three senior girls will reign at Williamsburg High School home* coming dance in school auditorium tomorrow night. Candidates are (left to right) Loretta Anderson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl A. Anderson; Donita McMillan, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don McMillan, and Lila Johnson, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson. All live in Williamsburg. Homecoming festivities will begin with a football game against Strong City tonight. (Herald Photo) Ask Bids On New Power Generator Bids for purchase of a new dual-fuel electric generator for the Ottawa city electric plant will be received Wednesday, Nov. 22, at city hall, it was announced at the meeting of the Ottawa commissioners last night. Time for opening and reading of the bids was set at 7:30 p.m. The announcement followed pre sentation to the commissioners of the report of consulting engineers, Universal Engineering Co., McPherson, Kas. The presentation was made by Fred Dichl of the engineering firm. Nab Three Escapers TOPEKA (AP)-Three escaped prisoners were captured near Topeka today, five hours after they overpowered a jailer and threatened a radio dispatcher in fleeing from the Wyandotte County jail in Kansas City, Kas. Their flight came to an end New Bus Line Authorized TOPEKA (AP) - The Corporation Commission said today it has granted authority to Trenton-St. Joe coaches of St. Joseph, Mo., to establish a permanent bus route between Hiawatha and Marysville, Kas., via U.S. 36. The KCC said the new service will serve all communities between Hiawatha and Marysville and the off-route city of Sabetha. Sees Soviet Aid Program As No Better Than Ours when officers blocked their stolen car five miles east of Topeka. They offered no resistance and officers said no weapons were found in their car. Search for the trio—William D. Osborne, 23, Long Beach, Calif.; Claude Weldon Cooper, 21, Kansas City, Mo.; and William Edward Johnson, 23, Lawrence, Kas.—turned to this area after a Lawrence filling station was held up. The fugitives — William D. Osborne, 23, Long Beach, Calif.; Claude Weldon Cooper, 21, Kansas City, Mo.; and William Edward Johnson, 23, Lawrence, Kan.—escaped from the jail in Kansas City after overpowering a jailer and threatening a radio dispatcher. The search for them turned to this area after a Lawrence filling station was held up. The three, riding in a 1953 Olds' mobile, passed a Shawnee County sheriff's car at Big Springs. The officer, Duane Warner, turned around in pursuit. At 29th and Milliken, another sheriff's car approached from the opposite direction and blocked the road. Warner came up over a hill and crashed into the back of the car used by the fugitives. Officers said the three offered no resistance. The, (pacifications, prepared by Universal Engineering Company, call for a dual-fuel generator with capacity of 3150 to 3850 kilowatts, Diehl said. By specifying a generator with- n that generating range, it will >e possible for bids to be offered by four manufacturing firms, )iehl said. Notices sent to manufacturers if such equipment will include a tatement that signing of a con- ract for purchase of such equipment will hinge on the issuance )f revenue bonds by the city of Ottawa. This information is to be included in notices to manufacturers at the suggestion of Don lamilton, superintendent of the :ity water and light department. Hamilton said at the meeting ast night, "I feel the only honorable way we can seek bids is o inform prospective bidders hat the city cannot sign a con- ract until the way is clear for ssuance of revenue bonds, in view of the fact that a threat of egal action against the city has appeared in the Ottawa Herald.'' The Herald last Friday reported that opponents to the proposed expansion had announced a plan .0 file court action to force the matter to vote. The move was jased on the opponents' view hat the city had acted illegally in discounting some of the signa- ;ures which appeared on a peti- * * * KANSAS CITY (AP)-Some of the State Department's top spokesmen brought these messages to the Midlands today: "I don't think Russia's foreign aid programs are any more successful than ours"—John 0. Bell deputy coordinator for foreign assistance. Castroism is on the wane in Latin America — Robert Forbes Woodward, assistant secretary for inter-American affairs. "I certainly don't think Africa is going communist—I think Africa is going African"—J. Wayne Fredericks, deputy assistant secretary for African affairs. They were early arrivals among a team of foreign affairs experts participating in a day-long briefing of newsmen and civic leaders from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. About 1,400 accepted invitations from the State Department to hear them. Also on the program were Chester Bowles, No. 2 man in the State Department, and Charles E. Bohlen, a special assistant who is considered the nation's foremost authority on Russian affairs. The team has briefed similar sessions in San Francisco and Denver and will be in Dallas Friday. Local greeters included Harry S. Truman; Dr. Carleton F. Scofield, acting chancellor of the University of Kansas City, and Roy A. Roberts, president of the Kansas City Star. Bell, Fredericks and Woodward gave previews of their ideas in news interviews. Bell said the main point of difference about Russian foreign assistance programs is that they seek to meet popular demands for immediate happiness rather than the real needs of a country. He said the major change in this country's foreign aid programs under President Kenedy has ben the trend toward long-term aid—five-year plans instead of one-year plans. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Tougher law enforcement com ing one way or another, Editorial, Pg. 4. Nothing blooming in Congo but flowers, Pg. 10. Begging is organized business in Pakistan, Pg. 4. Career of service brightens life for woman who lost husband, Pg. 5. tion protesting the proposed expansion and asking for a vote. There will be two phases in the bidding on the equipment. The second phase will be for the work of removing a 125tt-kjlo- watt generator and its accompanying equipment, to clear the area and prepare space for the new equipment that is purchased. Notices for bids on this second phase will go to local firms as well as to those outside Ottawa. The engineering firm representative said: "We recommend that as much local labor as possible be used in the entire operation of installing the new equipment and feel sure that in the work of junking old equipment some local ifirms might be interested in bidding on the work." Specifications will be sent out both by Universal Engineering Co. and by the City of Ottawa. Diehl said, "We can send them out, since we are in close touch with all firms in the country manufacturing this type of equipment, or the city can send them out, or both can send them out." There was some discussion rel- ability of funds for the purchase of the equipment'. " City officials said the actual amount of the revenue bonds to be issued cannot be determined until bids are received and studied. Opening of the bids will be the evening before Thanksgiving Day. Diehl said that studying of tht bids and reporting back to the city, because of the holiday, probably will be delayed until early in the following week. Qualify Jurors ative to the actual contract, and city signing of a officials expressed some apprehension about the possibility of signing a contract and then not being able to issue the bonds in the event of possible legal action against the city. The engineering firm representative said, "We «an place a paragraph in the specifications stating that 'signing of a contract will depend on the avail- * * * City To Condemn For Sewer Land The city commissioners announced last night t!«tit the city attorney and city engineer have been instructed to proceed with steps necessary for condemnation for right-of-way across three properties on South Willow Street for a sewer line. The properties are owned by Myron Steere, H. E. Shaw and John Beekman. Other property owners in the area to be served by the sewer, along the west side of Willow south of 10th Str.eet, have given easements.- Harry Seevers, Mr. and Mrs. John Christian man attended meeting last and the Max Alder- commission night to inquire about progress on the sewer project. They are among the property owners who have given easements. Mr. and Mrs, Glenn Trout, 1151 S. Willow, also attended the meeting to ask about the possibility of extending a sewer line on the east side of Willow farther south to include their property, and others. In other matters, it was announced a resolution is being prepared to prohibit parking on East 9th Street, both sides, from Princeton Street east to Mulberry Street. Nell Barnaby, Ottawa librarian, and Mrs. Ben Park appeared at the meeting to ask support of the city officials for the book fair which starts Nov. 12. Mayor Kenneth Andrews assured them the city officials were 1'ul- ly in accord with plans for the event. RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — The halfway point was near today in selection of a jury to try two teenage soldiers for one of seven killings of which they «re accused. Charged with first degree murder for the death of Otto Ziegler, 62, Oakley, Kan., railroad em- ploye, are James Douglas Latham, 19, Mauriceville, Tex., and George Ronald York, 18, Jacksonville, Fla. Ziegler was killed June 9 near Sharon Springs, Kan. York and Latham have admitted six other slayings in a rampage from Florida to Utah last spring. Three of the first eight persons questioned this morning were accepted as qualified jurors. Those excused included four opposed to capital punishment and one who said he already had an opinion on the case. Attorneys so far have questioned 88 potential jurors and accepted 30 as qualified. Seventy panel members are needed. From them will come the 12 jurors and two alternates. What of the 53 who were rejected? Most of them said they already have made up their minds whether York and Latham are guilty or innocent, or have scruples against the death penalty. One prospect was excused because he has poor sight, another because he works for the Union Pacific, another because he's related to Ziegler's family by marriage. Testimony probably will not start before Monday. The state has summoned 44 witnesses—an FBI ballistics agent from Washington, agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, special agents for the railroad, county peace enforcement officers and members of Ziegler's track gang. A Chilly 29 This Morning Ottawa's minimum temperature this morning was down in the nippy range — 29 degrees, lowest of the season. Richard Garrett, Topeka weather bureau, said the first really hard freeze of the season hit northeast Kansas this morning, but that southerly winds promise a warming trend. Lowest mark reported was 33 degrees at Topeka.

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