The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 30, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 275 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1961 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Man Jailed After Chase By Patrol Fine! Loot From Elevator Burglary In Fleeing Car Max Mercer, about 36, of Topeka, is in jail at Lyndon, facing a charge of breaking and entering, it was reported by the office of Sheriff Paul Reed, of Osage County, today. Mercer is charged with breaking into two elevators, one at Overbrook and one at Michigan Valley. A call was received by the sher iff's office at 9:10 Saturday night from Drexel Bulmer, who operates the elevator at Michigan Valley. Bulmer described a green car, parked near the elevator, S « headed north. \\7"| T"\|^C The sheriff's office alerted olh- V Y JL §^X^O er officers, including the High way Patrol, and the car described TRENT, Italy (AP) - The occupation question in the Italian census asks "what is your position?" "Seated," was the reply written by a village shoemaker in nearby Pergine Valsugana. A r o Teasing LONDON (AP) - The British Sunbathing Association's annual conference voted Sunday that its members will be known as naturists—not nudists. "If we continue to be known as nudists, we might be confused with strip-teasers," a member explained. Costly Push ATLANTA (AP) - William A. Higginbotham's car stalled at an intersection. Another driver came along, gave him a push and the car started. Higginbotham stopped, got out and offered the good Samaritan a dollar for his trouble. Then, Higginbotham told police, the stranger flashed a knife and took all his cash—$31. Burglars Dine MARYSVTLLE, Kas. (AP) Burglars chiseled and drilled a safe at Larkin's IGA food store in Marysville Sunday night, taking $3,864 in cash and checks. While the robbers were about it, they ate a watermelon drank three quarts of milk. and Following The Echo The U. S. Echo satellite may be visible at 7:22 tonight moving northeast at a position 54 degrees above the horizon south of Ottawa. The Echo also will travel northeast at 3:37 p.m. tomorrow at a position 35 degrees above the horizon south of Ottawa. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Decreasing cloudiness and colder tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and not quite so cool; lows tonight 35-40; highs Tuesday upper 50s. High temperature Saturday, 74; low Sunday, 66; high Sunday. 78; low today. 59; high year ago today, 55; low year ago today. 50; record high this date, 90 in 1950; record low this date, 16 In 1917 and 1925; hourly temperatures. 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today. 0 a. m in a. m 11 a. m Noon 1 p. m 2 p. m 3 p 4 p 5 P 6 p 7 P 8 p 69 .TO .70 .72 .73 .76 .76 .74 .73 .72 .71 .68 9 p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. These "Letters" Will Cost You by Bulmer was stopped about a half - mile west of Overbrook shortly before 10 p.m. One man jumped from the car and escaped. Mercer was taken into custody by Trooper Charles Scott of the Highway Patrol. Scott works out of Osage City. In the car officers found articles taken from both the Michigan Valley and Overbrook elevators. A typewriter and tool box, ta- 1 OUT THEY GO - Employes of the Franklin County treasurer's office stuff 1961 tax statements for mailing Nov. 1. Stutters are (left to right) Velva Lee Mott; Mary Jane Trout man; Al- meda Sinclair, treasurer; Joan Higdon; Velma Powers, deputy, and Kay Shaffer. Total tax abstract is $2,481,517.58. (Herald Photo) War Start Any Moment. Russian Warns The UN ken at Michigan Valley, and the elevator office safe was rolled outside the office. This, officers said, would not have been necessary since the safe was not locked, having been damaged by someone who broke into the elevator office previously. At the Overbrook elevator four tires and about $18 in cash were taken. Mercer did not identify his companion other than to say he was known as "Slim." Mercer was to be taken into court today for preliminary hearing. Rainfall Light Here Ottawa, up to noon today, had received only light rain from a stormy condition that gave other parts of Kansas some heavy downpours. Ottawa had received .20 of an inch up to 7 a.m., today, including the rain Saturday night, and light rain continued intermittently through this morning. Heaviest rain reported was 3.5 inches at Atchison, and a similar amount east of Howard in southeast Kansas. There were numerous reports of two-inch rains. The Vermillion and Delaware rivers, and Stranger Creek in northeast Kansas were reported flowing at high stages, with Vermillion Creek out of banks. The weather bureau announced that the weather front is expected to continue a slow movement, with some improvement in Kansas weather conditions during the day. A slow clearing is expected tonight with Tuesday mostly fair. Cooler weather will accompany the movement of the weather front, with low temperatures tonight in the 30s and 40s, and with highs tomorrow expected to be in the 50s. Some of the rainfall reports: Independence, 3:20; Horton, 2.63; Oskaloosa, 2.94; Tonganoxie, 2.52; Topeka, 2.08; Wamego, 2.50; Clay Center, 2.07; Russell, 1.07; Dodge City, .82; Abilene, 1.12; Fredonia, 1.00; Fort nett, .48. Scott, .85; and Gar- Teachers Meetings Mean A Vacation For Students Students in the Ottawa Public School system will have a vacation after classes end Wednesday. The reason is the Kansas State Teacher's Association convention Thursday through Saturday in seven Kansas cities, Topeka, Lawrence, Parsons, Salina, Wichita, Hays and Dodge City. Attending will be most of Ottawa's 113 full time teachers and administrators and many of those from schools in the county. Maurice Ponton, county superintendent, said, however, that some of the county schools will not close Thursday. "It's up to them," he explained. "It's just two days they'll have to make up in the spring." State law requires there be 180 days of instruction. Sacred Heart School here will hold classes as usual, according tc Sister Leone, mother superior. Due to the teachers meeting the Ottawa-Emporia High School football game will be played at Welch Stadium, Emporia, tomorrow night at 7:30, W. P. Shepard, Ottawa principal said. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson today accused the Soviet Union of pushing the world toward disaster by exploding its massive superbomb. The Soviet Union retorted that the current tests were intended to prevent the United States from launching a nuclear war. The clash occurred in the General Assembly's main political committee, where Soviet Delegate Semyon'K. Tsarapkin cited the critical Berlin situation as the reason for the current series of Soviet nuclear tests, including today's explosion of a bomb said to surpass 50 megatons. "Any moment war can start," Tsarapkin declared. Stevenson charged that the So- viet Union had shown cynical disregard for the United Nations and its appeal to the Kremlin not to test a 50-megaton bomb approved last Friday night by a vole of 87-11. Tsarapkin quoted at length from Premier Khrushchev's statement explaining the Soviet government's reasons for going against world opinion to carry out the bomb tests. Then he added: "In order to prevent a nuclear ancP'fdclcel war,' all measures' must be taken. And one of these measures which can prevent you from launching a nuclear weapons war is to increase the defensive position of the Soviet Union. This is why we do it." Stevenson said there was no justification for the explosion of the gigantic bomb intimidation." except "for "If this is what Mr. Tsarapkin calls Soviet realism," the chief U.S. delegate said, "then God help us all to escape from Russian realism." Stevenson launched his attack on the Soviet Union as soon as the 103-nation committee convened. He told the committee today's test apparently was even larger than the 50 megatons expecteo*: Mr. Chairman, the taken a great leap "Today, world has backward toward anarchy and disaster," Stevenson said. The U.S.-Soviet exchange preceded a debate on a proposal by five Asian-African nations and Yugoslavia for a voluntary mor- atorium on all The committee nuclear testing had noted lasl Friday to suspend the debate temporarily and vote, but by agree ment the debate was re-openet this morning. The United States announces that it would not press at this time for its own pending motion for a quick vote on a U.S.-Brit ish resolution calling for urgen' action on a treaty to ban nuclear bomb testing under a system o: International controls. """*" ' Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—2. During October—32. During 1961-430. Comparable 1960 period—414. YOUTH AT THE SHOVEL - Steve Dunbar, president of Richmond Methodist Youth Fellowship, turns spadeful of earth for new Richmond church. Watching are Cecil Vining, chairman of building committee, and officers. A. 0. Sigler, Lee A. Perkins, Willard Collins anr Mrs. Clive Baslin. Mexico In Storm Path MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Dangerous Hurricane Hattie veered westward today, and was expected to strike Mexico by tonight. Hattie was lashing the northwestern Caribbean with winds of 140 miles per hour. The hurricane* grew ,in intensity Sunday night. The Weather Bureau reported its center at 5 a.m. at 225 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico, and about the same distance south of Cuba's western tip. The change in direction lessened Hattie's threat to Cuba and the U.S. mainland. Hattie's course had been northerly until she ran headlong into a strengthening pressure front during the night. Tauy's Toot Now -would be an excellent time for that postman's holiday you hear so much about. Ground Broken For New Church A ground-breaking ceremony was yesterday morning on the site of the new Richmond Methodist Community Church. Construction of the $60,000 structure, which will be situated on the town's main street, begins next week. Rev. Wilbur Purvis, pastor, and Rev. Melvin Booth, Ottawa, district superintendent, conducted the service. Cecil Vining, chairman of the building committee, turned the first spade of dirt, followed by the following church officers: A. 0. Sigler, Lee A. Perkins, Willard Collins, Steve Dunbar, Mrs. Virgil Smith, Mrs. Edwin Horstick and Mrs. Clive Bastin. Membership of the Richmond church comprises several Protestant denominations joined together through the years to form the community church. All the churches with the exception of one, were established in the period between 1877-1882, with the rapid expansion of Kansas and the coming of the settlers from the east. The oldest was the Associate Presbyterian Church organized in 1867 at Berea, a pioneer settlement three miles east of Richmond. Two others, the Presbyterian, organized in Richmond in 1878, and the United Presbyterian, in 1884, helped to form the nucleus of the present group. The Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in R i c h- mond in 1877 and built its first church in 1882. With the merger of the Methodist and the United Presbyterian congregations in 1951, the name was changed to the Methodist Community Church. No Trouble On Autobahn BERLIN (AP)- U.S. military units from West Berlin travelec to West Germany today on the autobahn lifeline without bin drance from the Russians, who stopped two American vehicles, Sunday. The U.S. command in Berth described the movement as a re deployment. It said the departing units will be replaced shortly by a company of engineers, leavinj, the Berlin garrison at 6,500-man strength. The movement actually goi under way Sunday, the Army dis closed, even as the Russian; barred two U.S. military assist ance vehicles from entering the autobahn from Berlin at tin Babelsbcrg checkpoint. A third assistance vehicle later was al lowed to proceed. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv Huge Bomb Exploded By Russia Biggest Man-Made Blast In History Is Recorded UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) — Scandinavian scientists reported today that the Soviet Union set off its 50-mcgaton hydrogen bomb—or possibly one even bigger—in the biggest man-made blast in history. Dr. Marcus A. Baath of the | Uppsala Seismological Institution said the explosion recorded there was "more than 2V4 times as strong" as last Monday's blast, which was estimated in the range of 30 megatons. A megaton has the force of one million tons of TNT, and a 50- megaton bomb would be 2,500 times as powerful as the first U.S. atomic bombs exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Soviet Premier Khrushchev had told the Soviet Communist party congress that the current series of nuclear tests in the atmosphere would be concluded by exploding a 50-megaton bomb. Khrushchev brushed aside oleas to abandon plans to set off the giant bomb as "hysterical clamor." The U.N. General Assembly on Friday sent an appeal to the Soviet Union to cancel plans to test a 50-megaton bomb. Dr. Baath said today's explosion occurred 1,260 miles from Uppsala in a northeast direction. This would place it in the Novaya Zemlya area of the arctic —the region where the Russians have been carrying on their test series since Sept. 1. The biggest United States nuclear test bomb has been reported at 15 to 20 megatons. The Swedish announcement of today's explosion came after a flUrry of rep6rts"that the'Soviets had let go with their promised giant bomb Sunday. The French Atomic Energy Commission had reported that it was of 50-megaton strength but the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and seismologists in Sweden, London and Denmark attributed the disturbance to an earthquake near Vancouver, B.C. The Soviet explosion also was recorded at seismographic stations at the University of Bergen, Norway, and outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish scientists figured its force at two and a half times that of last Monday's bomb. Radio Moscow in morning broadcasts made no mention of the explosion and there was nothing about it in Soviet newspapers. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission had no immediate comment on the Swedish report. At least 27 blasts have been recorded since the Russians broke the truce on nuclear testing Sept. 1 and set off a series of bombs that grew progressively larger in strength. 'FeeF Shake In Kansas KANSAS CITY (AP)—The Kansas City weather bureau said pressure waves "caused by the huge bomb explosion in Russia" and traveling approximated at the speed of sound, were being received on its instruments today. The waves evidently came in from the north northeast, said H. L. Jacobson, chief forecaster. KATHY GRANT Bing Has New Son LOS ANGELES (AP) - A son was born Sunday night to singer Bing Crosby's actress wife, Kathy Grant. The baby, weighing 9 pounds 2Mi ounces, is the third born to the couple. The Queen of Angels Hospital said mother and child were doing well. Mrs. Crosby returned from London early this month to await the birth of the chjld. Crosby is in England making a movie. The couple's other children are Harry Lillis Jr., 3, and Mary Frances, 2. Crosby is 57, and Miss Grant is 27. They were married in 1957. Crosby has four grown sons by his first wife, the late Dixie Lee Crosby. They have made him a grandfather several times over. Chest Drive Needs Help Ottawa's United Chest drive needs a shot in the arm, said Lee A. Casida, chairman. Donations Counted by noon today totaled $18,732.03, which is $3,365.03 short of the $22,097 goal. Casida and Howard Doyen, as- istant chairman, were to meet today to plan what course to take to meet the goal. Meanwhile, any person wanting to give may take the money to the People's National Bank. LOOK INSIDE FOR: "Bold new approach" by Kennedy administration, Editorial, Pg. 4. IQ tttsl doesn't measure all types of intelligence, Dr. Nason, Pg. 3. Something old and something new in New Delhi, Pg. 4. Fed Up With Prejudice, He Will Move To Africa BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) —A Battle Creek Neyro announced Sunday that he and his family plan to move to Africa because "I'm sick of prejudice which is just as prevalent in the North as in the South." Herman McGce, 36, veteran of World War II, said he, his wife and their two children planned to give up their United States citizenship and move to Nigeria, Liberia, or Ghana. "We'll nuver be able to live like first-class citizens here," he said. "I'll be dead loni; before segregation is broken down here." "Freedom isn't just something you feel. A Negro has a psychological barrier. It's impossible for him to say he's a free man and really believe it himself," he said. McGee said he and his family still planned to move after the refusal of Houston, Tex., contractor Robert E. Nesmith to pay their fare. Nesmith has said he will pay for the passage of any Communist or Socialist if he will leave the United States and renounce his citizenship. McGee answered Nesmith's offer, but the Texan said he would not pay McGee's way to Africa because "I'm not a transportation service for people who just don't want to stay here." It will take about three years to raise the necessary money on his own, McGee said. He and his wife Lillian, 34, own a recreation hall and beauty shop here. Their chldren are Anthony, 13, ana Gwendolyn, 16.

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