The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 28, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 274 OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1961 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Honor Kansas' Most Outstanding Citizens One Woman, Nine Men Are Chosen FLOOD WALLS — Ottawa's local flood protection works, being constructed under supervision of Army Engineers, is taking form with completion of several sections of flood wall near the Main Street and Santa Fe bridges. The gap between these sections, on the south hank west of Main Street, will be closed with a rolled-earth levee. At the foot of the flood walls can be seen the stone rip-rap that will stabilize the channel banks. (Herald Photo) Side Swipes BONN, Germany (AP) — It has j happened at last: A voter is taking a politician into court on a charge of failing to keep a campaign promise. [ The stunned politician's reac- j tion: "Why, I've never heard of a case like it before. It can't be legally possible." Dr. Manfred Freise, a dentist, has filed a complaint in court against Erich Mende, head of the Free Democratic party, which won 67 seats in West Germany's parliamentary election last month and gained the balance of power. Dr. Friese said Mende had promised him and other West German voters that his party would never enter into a coalition government under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and on this basis got four million votes. Now, the dentist said, it seems that just such a coalition government is about to be formed. This, he said, constituted "breach of faith with the voters." Too Wordy KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)James M. Mclntosh, 54, of Kansas City, used 26 pages of writing paper to tell a woman friend inj Coffeyville, Kan., how he felt about their parting. He landed in federal court because the letter promised dire consequences for the woman, and because he had just finished a 22- year term in an Iowa prison for murdering his wife. Mclntosh, Negro shoe shiner, pleaded guilty Friday to writing a threatening letter. Sentence was deferred pending a report from the probation officer. Against Graft MANILA (AP)—Vice President Diosdado Macapagal, running for president in next month's election, today was quoted as saying: "I authorize any citizen to shoot and kill me or any member of my family if and when, (having been) elected president, I tolerate graft and corruption." Philippine News Service carried the statement in a dispatch from Cebu in the central Philippines, where Macapagal is campaigning. Tanks Withdrawn From The Border TOPEKA (AP) - One woman and nine men were honored today by the Kansas Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, as the most outstanding citizens in the first 100 years of Kansas statehood. The selections were announced in connection with the issuance of a 220 page history of Kansas prc- 'pared for the federation by experts in various fields. The project was designed as labor's contribution to the Kansas Centennial. Those honored were: Mrs. Clarina Nichols, an early champion of women's rights. Dwight D. Eisenhower, military leader and president. Alf M. Landon, former governor and 1936 Republican presidential nominee. Dr. Karl Menninger, psychiatrist and author. A. D. Weber, dean of agriculture at Kansas State University. Dr. Rees Hughes, president emeritus of Pittsburg State College Arthur Capper, publisher and politician. BERLIN (AP) — Soviet and American tanks withdrew from the touchy Berlin border front lines today after confronting each other all night long at 200-yards range. Tension wa? eased for the mo- j ment, but less than two hours i and waved border crossers later the United States sent an Air Force transport plane over the Communist section of the city twice in defiance of the Soviets. The flights appeared intended to underline what the Western Allis consider one of their rights in Berlin—the right to fly over any part of Berlin, on the basis of postwar agreements. through with a smile. A regularly scheduled U. S. Army sightseeing bus passed into East Berlin without being halted. It carried 22 officers and men, all in uniform. Last Wednesday two similar buses were refused entry by the East Germans and the Americans declined to make an issue of it, saying they did not wish to endanger women The tanks had confronted each aboard. other Friday night at Friederich- strasse — checkpoint Charlie — After the Americans for the third straight day had reasserted another right claimed by the West, the right to move into and out of the Eastern sector without being checked by East Germans. The Soviets were the first to pull back their tanks. Ninety minutes after the last U. S. tank left, a U. S. Air Force C47 flew into East Berlin and circled for 10 minutes over the area where 40 tanks are parked. As soon as the tanks pulled) This plane flew at about 600 back the East Germans relaxed | feet, banking steeply for better their stiff controls at the border vision. Its wing tips were painted Tauy's Toot Now's a good time for some (if us to start trying to win that "citizenship" award in 2061. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Cloudy through Sunday with occasional thunderstorms. Little change in temperature with tomorrow's high in the 60s. High temperatures yesterday, 62; low today, 51; high year ago today, Ifi; low year ago today, 47; record high this date, 86 In 1927; record low this date, 17 in 1925; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a.m 51 9 p.m 61 10 a.m 54 10 p.m 61 11 a.m 57 11 p.m 56 Noon 58 Midnight 52 1 p.m 59 ' 2 p.m 61 3 p.m 62 4 p.m 62 6 p.m 6ti 6 p.m 7 p.m I p.m 59 59 69 1 a.m. 2 p.m. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 7 a.m. I a.m. 54 55 56 56 58 59 61 82 Would Continue B-52 Production WICHITA, Kan. (AP)-An effort will be made to continue production of the B52H bomber, now schedueld to end at the Boeing plant in Wichita next September. Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan.. plans to see Secretary of Defense McNamara in Washington next week in an effort to reverse the decision by the Kennedy administration that would end production. Carlson said in Topeka he will seek to reverse the decision for these two reasons: 1. Congress voted the money and intended that it be used for the continued production of B52s and development of the B70. 2. The B52 is the only U. S. plane capable of delivering bombs anywhere on the globe. At Wichita, Rep. Garner Shriver, R-Kan., said the entire Kansas delegation in Congress worked hard for the appropriation for the manned bomber program, and added: "In the interest of national security, I regret that this decision "does mean the end of the production program for B52s with delivery of the last 'H' model bomber in September, 1962." He said the firm could not set a job loss figure now on the ending of the B52 program because "there are too many variables." Approximately 21,500 are now employed in the plant. "Meantime we are actively seeking new contracts and are preparing proposals for forthcoming competitions," Hollinger said. "I can't discuss details." a bright orange. The plane circled the immediate area behind the Friedrichstrasse checkpoint 8 to 10 times. It was watched by Brig. Gen. Frederick 0. Hartel, U. S. troops commander in Berlin, from the American side of the border, Less than an hour later, another flight was made. This time, a C47 flew deeper into East Berlin and at a higher altitude. It made a wide circle over the inner part of East Berlin and then flew back to the West. The Soviets, in a letter delivered Thursday and made public today, protested flights over East Berlin by U. S. helicopters, contending that East Berlin belongs to the East Germans. The United States rejected the protest, saying such flights were in accord with "long-established usage." Rendezvous In Space By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The highly-successful flight of the first Saturn superbooster is expected to lead to U.S. pursuit for orbital rendezvous instead of direct flight as a means of quickening manned landings on the moon. The rendezvous method would employ Saturns to place a rocket and a spaceship in separate orbits SOO miles high. The two would join in space, and the rocket would boost the ship to the moon In the vacuum of space, the orbiting rocket would not require the immense power of ground- launched vehicles which must shoulder through the earth's heavy atmosphere. Experts here discussed rendezvous after Friday's perfect test of the first Saturn, the world's largest known rocket. They theorized the approach could cut two years from the direct-flight concept using the Nova rocket, still on the drawing board. Says Russia Won't Heed Appeal Against A-Blast >Jy TOM IIOGE UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Racing against the clock, the U.N. General Assembly today confronted the Soviet Union with a solemn appeal to call off its 50- megaton test set for the month's; end. The international body approved the resolution by a smashing vote of 87-11 with 1 abstention, but the Russians indicated before the ballot they would turn down the appeal. Faced with the Oct. 31 deadline announced by Soviet Premier Khrushchev for touching off the monster bomb, the eight sponsors of the appeal pressed the assembly into an overtime session to get a vole before the weekend recess. The only nations to vote against the proposal were the nine Soviet bloc countries, the new Red member, Outer Mongolia, and Cuba. Mali abstained. Just before the balloting Soviet Delegate Semyon K. Tsarapkin declared that "nothing will obstruct the Soviet Union in its efforts to strengthen its defenses or in its efforts for peace." Tsarapkin denounced the ap- peal as "NATO's propagandist arrow 'aunched against the Soviet Union." The vote came exactly one week after it was introduced in the assembly's main Political Committee by Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Norway, Pakistan and Sweden. The committee approved it Wednesday, after a stormy session marked by Communist delaying attempts, and sent it on to the assembly. Despite the threatened Soviet turndown, supporters of the appeal hope world opinion will have some effect on the Kremlin. Victor Murdock, editor and congressman. Cyrus K. Holliday, a founder of Topeka and the Atchison, Topeka | and Santa Fe Railway. I Charles J. MacGowan, labor I and civic leader. The federation said Mrs. Nichols ; became a newspaper editor in the early 1840s and advocated voting rights for women. She presented views to the writers of the Kansas Constitution that led to adoption of provisions giving women equal rights in Kansas schools, in acquiring and possessing property, separate and apart from their husbands, and in possession of their children. Eisenhower, of course, achieved initial fame as a military leader and was supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II. He subsequently was president of Columbia University and was elected to two terms as President of the United States Landon, as governor, pioneered i of Kansas two terms, and then the present cash basis law, was a strong advocate of farm ponds, state lakes and soil conservation. He handled the Finney bond scandal with dispatch. Menninger, with his father and brother, established the Menninger foundation, one of the world's leading psychiatric centers. He is author of several books in the psy chiatric field and has served as a consultant to many government al agencies. Weber is an i n t e rnationally known expert on beef production and is now at work in India helping that nation solve its food problems. Dr. Hughes was an early leader in the development of the junior college and served as president of the Pittsburg school from 1941 to 1957. Capper founded a publishing empire that at one time had 11 publications, radio and television interests. He served as governor moved to the U. S. Senate for 30 years. He founded the Capper Foundation for Crippled Children and encouraged the 4-H Club | movement. j Murdock, editor of the Wichita | Eagle, helped spur oil and gas de| velopment in Kansas, promoted Wichita as an aviation center, and was quick to grasp the possibilities of the soybean. He served as a U. S. congressman from Kansas and wrote three books. Holliday served as mayor of Topeka, state senator, and adjutant general. He helped organize three Topeka banks, was an associate editor of the first paper published i in Topeka and was president of the Kansas Historical Society. MacGowan began his apprenticeship as a boilermaker at the age of 15. He joined the International Brotherhood in 1909, and served the union in many capacities. He was elected international president in 1944. Strike Notice To Chrysler By A.F. MAHAN DETROIT, Mich. (AP) -Chrysler Corp. had today what amounted to a Thursday strike deadline from the United Auto Workers Union. The union gave every indication that it would attempt to avoid a walkout at plants of the only money-loser among the auto industry's big three, but the UAW international executive board said Friday night it was postponing until 8 p.m. Tuesday a decision on whether to serve 48-hour notice of contract termination. Notice of contract termination normally means strike notice, and a union spokesman said it would be in the case of Chrysler. The UAW executive board gave several reasons for delaying until Tuesday a termination notice for Chrysler, among them a request from William Simkin, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, "On behalf of the United States government." Delay was decided upon, too, the union said, because of "the real progress that has been made both with respect to national and local negotiations" on a new Chrysler contract. Accuse Chief Of Frameup LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Newport, Ky., police chief stood accused today of framing George Ratterman, a man running for sheriff on a pledge to clean up the county surrounding that northern Kentucky gamblers' haven. "The foul odors of vice, corruption and bribery cover Campbell County like a pall" a federal grand jury reported Friday as it returned indictments against Newport police chief Upshere White, two of his detectives, and three other men. The indictments charge the de- fendants conspired to arrest Ratterman in a hotel room with a strip tease dancer last May 9, although they "knew Ratterman was innocent" of any law violation. Ratterman, a former professional football player, is running for Campbell County sheriff in next month's election with the backing of a reform group. "It's a relief to have my phase of the investigation over," Ratterman, 34, said. "But I take no pleasure in seeing anyone indicted. I'm sure they'll get a fair trial." Following The Echo The U. S. Echo satellite will be visible in Ottawa at more convenient hours next week. Here's the schedule for tomorrow: 8:07 p.m. moving northeast in path 73 degrees above horizon south of city. Fallout Cloud Here: No Danger Is Seen WASHINGTON (AP)-The highflying fallout cloud from Russia's big nuclear explosion passed over the Northwestern United States during the night and was headed today across the northern states toward the Great Lakes and •southeastern Canada. The Weather Bureau made this estimate today and repeated there is no cause for alarm. Fallout expert Robert List said he Coed Death A Mystery LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)-The real mystery facing police today in the murder of Betty Gail Brown, 19, an attractive Transylvania University coed and honor student, was the motive. "We've interviewed 20 or more persons and have turned up nothing," Police Chief E. C. Hale said. "It's a real mystery. "She was a very popular young lady," he said. "We haven't established a motive of any kind. There was no evidence of a sex attack—no robbery." The body of Miss Brown, of Lexington, was found in her car early Friday in front of a college office building. She had been strangled with the straps of her brassiere, police said. Margery Still In Peace Corps WASHINGTON (AP)-A young woman whose post card touched off a furor about the Peace Corps in Nigeria, will stay with the corps—in Washington. The announcement Friday that Margery Michelmore, 23, would be assigned here came shortly after it was disclosed that President Kennedy had written her a brief letter of encouragement. Miss Michelmore of Foxboro, Mass., was among a group of Peace Corps teachers assigned to Nigeria. She wrote a post card describing living conditions in the African country as primitive and apparently dropped it. Nigerian students at Ibadan University came in possession of the card and promptly demanded ouster of all corps teachers. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Lost Hour Ret uriiing NEW YORK (AP) - The hour that "disappeared" last April, ii' your community or state went on Daylight Saving Time, is returning to you at 2 a.m Sunday. Before going to bed tonight just turn the clock back one hour, and you'll awaken on Standard Time. would expect the same general levels of radio activity as were observed with some of the earlier Soviet bomb clouds. "We would be snurprised," he said "if we get any more debris from this than any other Russian explosion.' List said the invisible concentration of radioactive ash from Monday's big detonation passed over Washington, Oregon and Northern California early today and headed toward the Great Lakes. He estimated it was being carried by about 80-mile-an-hour winds and that it was possibly a couple of hundred miles wide. Predictions of occasional rain on part of the course of the cloud could bring some of the debris to earth, List said. The bureau had forecast occasional rain or showers from Missouri through Wisconsin this afternoon. It also predicted rain or showers with some snow in the higher mountains from the Rocky Mountain States into the western portion of the North and Central Plains. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday—1 During October—30 During 1961—428 Comparable 1960 period—408 Old Pages Valuable LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)-Two fragments of Anglo-Saxon parchment, about 900 years old and valued at $8,000 to $10,000 hav» been found in an old English book at the University of Kansas library. The university bought the book from Pearson's book rooms in Cambridge, England, four yean ago for $12. Thomas R. Buckman, director of K. U. libraries, said only three other libraries in the United States have Anglo-Saxon pages. They are the University of Indiana, Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, and the John Scheide Library, a pri« vate organization in New Jersey. The 6-by-9-inch pages are from a sermon written about 1000 to 1050, Buckman said. They were used to strengthen the binding of a book printed in 1636. At that time old manuscripts were valueless. The book is an English translation of "Argenis," a long poetic work written in Latin by John Barclay. Bertram Colgrave, visiting professor and British scholar, helped identify the parchments. THE PRODUCT - Sue McKinley, 17-year-old Ottawa High School cheerleader, inspects pair of safety glasses made by Parmelee, Inc., which will move into the building at 624 King next Monday. Pictures of the building and its renovation may be teen an Pg. 8. (Herald Photo)

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