The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 27, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 273 OTTAWA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES U.S. Scores In Moon Race With Huge Rocket Hallowesta Tomorrow BOO! — Richard Johnson, 14, 403 Ash, who says he couldn't hurt a fly, attempts to terrify Herald readers with two Halloween masks. Local children and adults will get to wear costumes tomorrow night at the Hallowesta. (Herald Photo) Unless the weather becomes too spooky, a gay time is in store for Ottawans and area people tomorrow and tomorrow night on the downtown streets of Ottawa. The revival of the once-annual Hallowesta will provide contests, games, refreshments and dancing in the street. With Ottawa merchants cooperating, the entire day will be a good one to spend in the city. Many of the stores will award prizes in contests during the day. Cash prises will be awarded in children's Halloween contests during the Hallowesta program, which will begin at 7 p.m. Children, through 18 years of age, may register for the contests, if they haven't done so, at the Chamber of Commerce up to noon tomorrow. Prizes of $5 for first, $3 for second and $2 for third will be awarded in each of four age groups. Dancing, both square and round, will begin at 9 o'clock. The dancing and game and refreshment booths will be in the 200 and 300 blocks of South Main. Everyone attending the Hallowesta may wear costumes and store personnel are urged to wear costumes during the day. The costume judging will be tomorrow night in front of Wassmer's Store. Ottawa's Halloween observance will begin tonight when about 400 children will participate in a door-to-door drive for donations for the United Nations Children's Relief Fund. And if the weather becomes too spooky, well, the evening Hallowesta program will be postponed until the same time Monday, said Rick Beatty, of the Jaycees, co-sponsor with the Jaynes of the festival. Saturn Launching Complete Success CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Saturn, the world's largest known rocket, scored a not-wholly-expected success on its first flight test today and gave new impetus to the U.S. drive to land astronauts on the moon in this decade. It was a tremendous demonstration by a rocket which prelaunch calculations had given only 30 per cent chance of complete success With its massive eight-engine power plant generating 1.3 million pounds of thrust, the Saturn thun dered away from Cape Canaveral 9:06 a.m. Ottawa time, spewing a tremendous tail of fire and sending an unearthly roar rolling across the test center. With almost unbelievable precision, the eight engines pushed the 162-foot rocket, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty, approximately the 95 miles high to the edge of space. Then the rocket plunged back to the Atlantic Ocean and sank as planned more than 200 miles southeast of tbe launch pad. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported the Side Swipes KEOTA, Iowa (AP) - There won't be any names on the ballot here for the Nov. 7 election of city officers. The reason: All the candidates for town offices forgot to have their nomination papers signed and notarized, as required by law. City Clerk Jack McFadden said the mistake wasn't discovered until too late to remedy the situation. He said the citizens will have to elect a mayor and five councilmen by write-in ballot. Busy Shopper W. S. Mann, Burlington, was busy shopping in Ottawa after noon today. So busy was he that he didn't know what the fire department was up to. The firemen put out a fire on the floor mat of Mann's car, parked in the 300 block of South Main, without disturbing him. There's A Limit KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Three Kansas City hunters returned Thursday from a hunting trip to Chamberlain, S. D., and reported they got their limit of pheasant. But Sheriff Albert J. Sachen, Harold (Jug) McSpaden and Dr. J. W. Manley were mighty clum about it. Sachen explained their sorrow. "We had the birds—they were big and beautiful—and our clothes and hunting equipment in McSpaden's car," Sachen said, "and we were only 200 miles from home when it happened." A tire blew out, rupturing the gas tank. The vehicle caught fire. The men escaped harm but everything in the car was destroyed. "You like barbecued pheasant?" Sachen asked. McSpaden is an old-time golf pro. Reds Move Up Tanks After U.S. Thrust Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—0. During October—29. During 1961-427. Comparable 1960 period—406. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Considerable cloudiness through Saturday; scattered showers likely Saturday night; lows to upper 40s and low 60s; highs Saturday around 60. Hich temperature yesterday, 63; low today, 47; high year ago today, 76; low year ago today, 38; record high this date, 87 in 1937 and 1950; record low this date, 24 in 1914; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. .41 .51 S p. m 48 10 p. m 49 11 a. m 57 11 p. m. .51 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 1 p. m. .60 Midnight 54 .62 .62 .63 .61 .58 .53 .50 .48 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. < a. m. Armed American Troops Gross The Berlin Border BERLIN (AP) — Communist tanks moved to within 100 yards of the American sector of Berlin today after U.S. military police and jeeps made an armed thrust into Red Berlin for the third successive dav. In fading light, it was not possible to tell how many Communist tanks moved up to the frontier, but newsmen on the spot estimated at least five were there. A British officer said the tanks were T34s, a Russian model of which the East Germans have a considerable number. A group of 20 to 30 Soviet tanks moved into East Berlin Thursday night from the surrounding area of East Germany. These tanks were parked at a point about a mile from the Friedrichstrasse checkpoint. The Communist tanks moved toward the U.S. sector within an hour after three U.S. Army jeeps bearing military police escorted a small gray car carrying American civilians into the East sector. They were reasserting the rights of passage that the United States claims for its forces, civilian and military. For today's border test the U.S. Army brought up seven tanks and three jeeps filled with military police. Only the jeeps went across the border but one tank approached the border at such a speed that it went 10 feet over the white line marking the separation of the two sectors of the city. It quickly withdrew. The Soviet tanks moved into position in East Berlin overnight. A few hours later, Premier Khrushchev served notice the Soviet Union has no intention of guaranteeing indefinitely the Western powers' access to the city. He told a Moscow audience the West is threatening war to back up its position here. He insisted, however, that the Soviet Union has no designs on West Berlin. The main issue in Berlin at the moment was the right of the United States and its allies to pass civilian officials into East Berlin without identifying them to the satisfaction of the East Berlin police. U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson filed a protest on this issue with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in Moscow, and East and West sectors. Only about a mile stood between U.S. and Soviet tanks in Berlin. Jury May Be Picked RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) - Attorneys hope to complete a jury today for the slow-moving trial of two young soldiers accused of seven slayings after their escape from Ft. Hood, Tex., in May. The two — James Douglas Latham, 19, Mauriceville, Tex., and George Ronald York, 18, Jacksonville, Fla.—are charged with first degree murder in the death of Otto Ziegler, 62-year-old railroad foreman, June 9 near Sharon Springs, Kan. Conviction is punishable by hanging or life imprisonment, a decision the jury must make. Other killings of which the two are accused occurred in Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Colorado. ifinn tt ^ t- ROYALTY — Robert Dean Sims and Cheryl Walker reigned today as king and queen of Quenemo High School homecoming activities. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sims and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Walker. Attendants and escorts were Alice Methews and Jim Gregg, juniors, and Carolyn Yockey and Rodney Bill Hull, spohomores. Quenemo played Easton this afternoon. A Homecoming dance is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. FOOTBALL GAME TONIGHT Opponents: Ottawa High Cyclones, in final home game of season, vs. Lawrence Lions. Place: Cook Field, Ottawa University. Kickoff time: 8 o'clock. Truce In Ogden Case WICHITA (AP) — A temporary truce prevails in the legal battle over reinstatement and back pay for Jewel M. Ogden, Lorraine Democrat, as conservation director for the Republican-controlled Corporation Commission. Charles McCarter, chief counsel for the commission, said today Ogden agreed voluntarily to extend to a Dec. 7 hearing date the temporary r e s t r a i ning order against his sit-in at conservation division offices in Wichita. McCarter said the temporary Shawnee County District Court order expired Oct. 20. The voluntary extension was until a hearing before Dist. Judge Beryl R. Johnson at Topeka of the KCC suit for temporary and permanent injunctions, and for a declaratory judgment setting aside the Civil Service Board order for Ogden's reinstatement. Khrush Says No MOSCOW (AP) - Premier Khrushchev, in a letter made public today, rejected appeals of Western liberals and scientists to end nuclear testing. He said the security of the Soviet Union against danger of the United States and West Germany demanded that the Soviet Union bring its weapons arsenal up to date. Khrushchev outlined his position in letters to British and American labor leaders and scientists. The letter was dated Oct. 24, the day after the biggest Soviet nuclear blast yet recorded. Wants Big Flag Display KANSAS CITY (AP) - The American Legion is urging the greatest display of the American flag in Kansas City's history during rededication of the Liberty Memorial Nov. 10-12. Darrell L. Carlson, Legion spokesman, said it is the first organized effort in 10 years to support flag display at homes and business buildings. GOOD SPOOKS — Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Leitnaker, 502 Willow, will be among the hundreds taking part tonight in Ottawa's United Nations Children's Relief Fund drive. They arc (from left) Gary, 10; Tom, 8, and Craig, 4. (Herald Photo) Rocky Asks Bomb Tests MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-The United States must resume full-scale testing of nuclear weapons, regardless of world opinion, to remain powerful enough to block Soviet aggression, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York declared today. "To assure the sufficiency of our own weapons in the face of the recent Soviet tests," he said, "We are now clearly compelled to conduct our own nuclear tests." Rockefeller's remarks were in a speech prepared for delivery to the national convention of Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism fraternity. The tests Rockefeller proposed would be conducted in the atmosphere. The Republican governor, whose bomb shelter proposals have established him as a leading spokesman on the defense phase of nuclear danger, offered a program for taking the offensive in global competition for military supremacy. American Girls Find Red Gendarmes "Sort Of Fun" By GENE KRAMER BERLIN (AP)- Two attractive young American red-haired sisters breezed into East Berlin in a little red car for a night at the opera. They got out only minutes before Soviet tanks lumbered into position near the Communist opera house. "What a panic," giggled Mary Barber, 19, surprised at all the border fuss on their return to the U.S. checkpoint Thursday night. Mary and her sister Nancy, 22, from Joliet, 111., went into the Communist zone to catch a performance of Handel's "Ezio." They got salutes from the East Berlin police who waved them on after they showed their passports. "Friendly, not antagonistic at all. Nice and sort of fun," Nancy recalled in describing the Communist police. And the girls had a wonderful time at the opera, they said. The Soviet tanks didn't pull up until shortly after they left for the Western zone. Newsmen at the border gave them their first word of how close they came to getting caught in a traffic jam. It was their second sightseeing foray into the Communist zone of the day. The first trip over was to buy tickets. The sisters are studying French in Paris and came to Germany last weekend in a rented car. As tourists, they were not involved in the official U.S. ban which prohibits American government personnel from producing identification at the demand of East German border guards. Tauy's Toot See you at the Hallowesta Prescriptions—Raney. CH 2-3092 adv. entire flight covered about eight minutes and the spent booster impacted within 10 kilometers, or about fi miles, of its intended landing point Only the first stage was tested today. Two dummy upper stages were filled with water for ballast. The historic flight, although brief, signaled America's intention to race Russia to the moon, a pledge made earlier this year by President Kennedy. The Saturn is three times more powerful than any previous rocket launched by the United States and tops the estimated one million pound thrust of the Soviet space rockets. The success of America's first heavyweight rocket will give added emphasis to this nation's goal of placing a three-man Apollo spaceship on the moon, hopefully by 1967. Nine more Saturn research shots are scheduled. By 1964, the operational two-stage configuration is slated to be ready to hoist the manned Appollo craft into earth orbit. By 1966, an advanced three to four-million pound thrust Saturn should be geared to whirl Apollo and its three-man crew into lunar orbit Manned landings on the moon will be accomplished with the 12- to 20-million-pound-thrust Nova rocket, whose development depends greatly on the Saturn program. Scarbeck Convicted WASHINGTON (AP) - Former U.S. diplomat Irvin C. Scarbeck was convicted today of revealing American Embassy secrets to Polish Communist agents. The federal court jury of 11 men and one woman returned the verdict only half an hour after starting its third day of deliberations. The jury found the 41-year-old Scarbeck guilty on the first thre« counts of the four-count indictment. It found him innocent on the fourth count, which concerned the physical removal of a classified document from a public office, namely, the American Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. In a signed statement for FBI agents, Scarbeck admitted giiing the information to the Poles. He said he deliberately distorted the documents he was accused of orally passing on. Scarbeck was pictured in testimony as having been blackmailed by the agents when they caught him in bed with a Polish woman, Ursula Discher. He could be imprisoned up to 33 years and fined up to $32,000. Take Your Raincoat TOPEKA (AP)-Strong southerly winds brought increasing cloudiness to Kansas today. Winds were 20 to 35 miles per hour. The Weather Bureau said no rain has accompanied the buildup in cloudiness so far but predicted scattered showers, mostly light, in eastern sections Saturday. Forecaster Tom Arnold said fans planning to attend Saturday afternoon football games might be well advised to take a raincoat. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Will of people thwarted? From Our Readers, PR. 4. Incompetent teacher is one who lacks positive techniques. Dr. Nason, Pg. 8. Wheat program explained, Brown's Bylines, Pg. 9. Pakistan wages low, but so is the work volume, Pg. 1 Minister says it's idolatry to assume God is always on side of West in Cold War, Pg. I

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