The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 31, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 276 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Side Swipes BOULDER, Colo. (AP)-Here's a surprise for Kansas residents and just about everybody else: Guard Joe Romig. captain of Colorado's unbeaten football team has been awarded the dome of the Kansas capitol at Topeka. The award by Ralph Sheldon, a government geologist residing in Denver, is in recognition of Colorado beating Kansas and Kansas State this fall. Sheldon claims the 1901 Kansas legislature—in a moment of jest- adopted a concurrent resolution deeding the capitol dome to his grandfather, C. M. Sheldon, for services as secretary of the Sen- ] ate. In a letter to Romig, Sheldon said he is the only surviving direct descendant of C. M. Sheldon, \vho later became a successful independent oil operator in Tulsa. Sheldon said he intended to award the Kansas capitol dome to the Colorado football captain even 1 year that CU beats Kansas and Kansas Slate. There's a catch, though. The Kansas legislators stipulated that the derd to the capitol dome was void if any attempt was made to remove the dome from its present location. Line Busy KANSAS CITY (AP)-John Gentry ran to the telephone when fire broke out in his home at 3903 East 60th St. Terrace Monday. Someone was talking on the four-party line. "I told them, 'Please give me the line! My house is on fire!'" Gentry said, "but a man said, 'Oh, yeah, we know. My house is on fire, too."' The other party refused to surrender the line, and Gentry's wife finally ran to a neighbor's house to call firemen. Battalion Chief Robert Howard said he couldn't tell how much of the $2,200 damage was due to the lost time, but the delay "certainly was a factor." Courtesy? MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP)Mayor Kenneth Oka handed out a batch of keys to the city and police courtesy cards—and gave the lowdown on both. Welcoming the Air Traffic Control Association to its convention Monday the mayor said: "All the time I've been mayor, I've never found a door the key would open —not even the men's wash room. "And the police courtesy cards —they just mean that while here you should be courteous to our police." Clothes Safe MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Is it safe to hang my clothes out to dry?" asked the nervous woman on the telephone in a call to the Weather Bureau. She wasn't worried about rainfall—Monday was a clear day — but about radioactive fallout as a result of Soviet nuclear blasts. The weather man assured her it was okay and that if the air ever reached a dangerous leve' she'd know about it in plenty of time. Britain Would Back U.S. In Bomb Tests Wouldn't Set Off Blasts In Retaliation, Says Mac LONDON-(AP) - Britain will back the United States in testing big nuclear bombs if this becomes necessary to maintain the balance of power and preserve world freedom, Prime Minister Macmillan said tonight. He said Britain has no plans at and you are just as bad" from this time for nuclear testing of » ome opposition members, her own and would make no test i " We have a dut y to maintain just to retaliate for the Soviet 50- i tht; balance of power in the world megaton explosion. j and lo insure that the deterrent "Nevertheless, I must be quite; sti11 deters, and that the security clear and frank," he told Parlia- j of free men is not overthrown be- ment, "if I were convinced that cause an aggressor suddenly be a particular atmospheric test was necessary to maintain the balance of deterrents and preserve the freedom of the world, our country would be bound cither to cooperate in or support their (American) conduct." The prime minister's statement brought shouts of "Khrushchev * * * comes possessed of an overwhelming advantage," Macmillan i said. He also said there was a duty "to think of the dangers to the health of mankind, including children yet unborn. Both these duties place a heavy moral responsibility on the heads of government of the nuclear powers." * * * Drizzles Continue Light, drizzling rain continued in Ottawa this morning, and the weather bureau announced that the state will receive moisture through today and into tonight. Tomorrow the sun is scheduled to break through, with partly cloudy conditions and a warming trend. Heaviest rainfall has been in the southern part of the state. Ottawa, up to 7 a.m., today, received a total of .36 of an inch since the rain began Saturday night. Reports of rain last night included: Chanute 3.55 inches; Fort Scott, 2; Howard, 1.24; Grenola, 1.48; Wichita, .72; Hillsboro, 1.04; Kingman, 2.20; Greensburg, 1.10; Liberal, .80; and Sublette, .54. Angered By Soviet Superbomb Blasts "Slight Mistake" Says K MOSCOW (AP) - Premier Khrushchev declared today the giant bomb exploded Monday exceeded the 50-megaton calculation of the scientists but "we won'l get angry with them for this." The statement was made in a brief speech at the closing ses sion of the Communist party con gress in the Kremlin. It was the first announcement in Russia tha the bomb had been exploded, anc even then it was made first onl to a restricted session of the con gress. "The scientists made a sligh mistake in the evaluation of the bomb," Khrushchev said. "It proved somewhat bigger than 50- megatons, but we won't get angry with them for this." The announcement brought a storm of applause, of cheering and some laughter from the congress. Khrushchev quickly calmed the delegates with a warning that to achieve the program "we will need work, work and only work." The statement was made to the full membership of 4,500, with no Western foreign correspondents present. Earlier in the brief concluding session, Ekaterina Furtseva, only woman member, was dropped from the Presidium, ruling group of the party. LONDON (AP)—A shock wave of alarm and dismay surged across Western Europe today in the wake of the Soviet nuclear superbomb explosion. Government leaders spoke out in anger against the Soviet defiance of worldwide appeals not to test the bomb. Newspapers denounced the blast as a brutal crime against humanity, a political terror weapon aimed at cowering the non-Communist world, a threat to the very •xistence of the human race. Indian Prime Minister Nehru ixpressed grave concern. Japan ;se political leaders were uidig nant. But in general the Asian and African governments were silent, as they have been since the Soviet Jnion resumed nuclear testing Sept. 1. Fearful of the fallout expected rom the blast, governments pre- jared to test milk, green vege :ables and other foods for radioactivity. British officials made Dlans to issue emergency supplies of dried milk for babies should : resh milk become dangerously contaminated. A hint that the tests were over Following The Echo The U. S. Echo satellite will move northeast in a path 84 degrees above the horizon north of Ottawa at 7:59 p.m. tomorrow. Prcscriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fog and occasional drizzle tonight and early Wednesday; considerable cloudiness tlirough Wednesday; lows tonight 45-50; highs Wednesday around 60. High temperature yesterday, 60; low today, 51; High year ago today, 54; low vear ago tuday. 44: record high this date 87 In 1950 and 1952; record low this date, 19 in 1B3U; hourly temper* tures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today 58 9 p. m o; ....;.57 10 P. m 5; 57 11 p. m 5: 5b Midnight t>: fl a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 3 p 4 p p. in. p. m. m. m. 5f. 55 gf 66 5 p. )n. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. .55 .54 64 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. was seen in a Moscow radio report that a convoy of transport ships and icebreakers was forming to leave the area of Novaya Zemblya, the arctic island site of the experiments believed to have culminated in an explosion of about 50 megatons. Seismographs in Sweden and Britain recorded a new shock wave today. A seismologist at Kew Observatory in England said the shock may have been from a 15- or 20-megaton nuclear device, but scientists at Sweden's Uppsala Observatory said it appeared to be a normal earth tremor. Using unusually strong language, Indian Prime Minister Nehru declared Monday's giant explosion was highly regrettable and "no amount of argument that it was done in self-defense could wash off the wrong." But most African and Asian government leaders were silent or mild in their reaction. Thousands of Italian students left classrooms and demonstrated in Rome and other cities and clashed with police in some places. Demonstrators in London staged a sitdown outside the Soviet Embassy and about 24 were arrested when they attempted to invade the embassy. A deputation of five young campaigners for nuclear disarmament was admitted to the London Embassy and was told by the second secretary, Gennaday Stepanov, that the Soviet Union had decided to resume th^nycjlear, tests started Sept. 1 "with im aching heart." "My country wanted to sober up some of the generals in the Pentagon by these nuclear tests," he explained, denying the Soviet Union was trying to terrorize the world. He said he believed his country had finished its current series of tests. But with unusual vehemence, the Cairo paper Al Gumhurriya said future generations "will curse the hour" of the Soviet blast, which it said marked "the beginning of the end—the end of light and humanity." The British government denounced the latest Soviet blast as "wanton disregard for the welfare and safety of the human race." SELECTION — Ronald Hickman, assistant professor and head of Ottawa University art department, selects ceramic pieces for ceramic and silver work show at Baker University, Baldwin, Nov. 1-15. Hickman, who has his bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Kansas, has exhibited work in New York. Milwaukee, St. Louis, San Antonio and Wichita. The 20-25 piece exhibit is valued at $800-1000. (Herald Photo) Chrysler Holds Up Answer DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler Corp. held back for the time being today its answer to a United Auto Workers new contract proposal. 'The company said it required more time to study the union proposal. Top-level negotiations, scheduled for 9 a.m., were delayed until an undetermined later hour. The union made its new proposal Monday night. UAW President Walter P. Reuther said it "takes into account the economics of Chrysler," which lost $20.5 million in the first nine months this year. As the bargainers went back to the table only 11 hours remained under what amounts to a union deadline for wrapping up a complete new contract with the last of the auto industry's Big Three. Settlements were reached previously at Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. Hurricane Pounds British Honduras MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Giant hurricane Hattie smashed into British Honduras today, possiby inflicting a disaster on the capital city of Belize, and spread flash floods through the British crown colony and on deep into Guatemala. Miami Weather Bureau storm forecasters said Belize, a city 6t: 31,000 population, may have suffered a disaster as a 15-foot tide pushed up by the hurricane blasted the coastline. Such a tide, said forecaster Gilbert Clark, might have engulfed the city. The hurricane center struck directly at Belize at 7:30 a.m. (EST"). For hours, the city was pounded by mighty winds and tides. At 11 a.m. (EST), Hattie was K-State Picks Mom And Dad MANHATTAN (AP) - Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert J. Wagner of Kansas City, Mo., will be Honorary Mom and Dad for Kansas State University students at the annual Parents Day program Saturday. Their daughter, Gloria, a junior in speech, registered them in the contest and they were selected in a drawing sponsored by Chimes, all-university junior women's honorary organization. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner will be guests of President James A. McCain at a noon buffeteria and at the Kansas State-Oklahoma football game. They will be honored in a special halftime ceremony. centered near latitude 17 north, Tangitude 88:8 west, about 50 miles southwest of Belize. It was moving west-southwest at 10 miles per hour. The steady hurricane winds around the center had dropped from 150 to 100 m.p.h. Clark said Belize took the high est winds and strongest tides the storm could throw. The capital lies almost at sea level. A storm tide striking the coast would meet no resistance except from a sea wall which Tells Of Capture Of York, Latham Blames Cuban Fizzle On Adlai TAMPA, Fla. (AP)-The Tampa Tribune quotes Gen. James A. Van Fleet as saying Adlai E. Stevenson, ambassador to the United Nations, should have been fired because of the Cuban invasion which fizzled. Van Fleet said also that Berlin and Laos are lost and that there is only a 50-50 chance of keeping South Viet Nam out of Commu nist control, the Tribune said in today's editions. Van Fleet, former commander of the 8th Arhiy in Korea, was to report to Ft. Bragg, N.C., to day. He was called out of retire ment to supervise the training ol Army units in guerrilla warfare INVITATION TO BOOK FAIR — Michael Edwards, 12, and Ronnie Doyen, 11, inspect cut-out decoration for Community Book Fair, to be week of Nev. 12-18 at Carnegie Free Library. Mrs. Jack Fenton took her cue for the design from a poster. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) Tally's Toot It's hard to tell which is the most aggravating, the weather or the Russians. By DAYTON BLAIR RUSSELL, Kan. (AP)-The arrest in Utah of two youths accused of seven killings in five states was related today in their murder trial. Sheriff Fay Gillette of Tooele City, Utah, told of the capture of George Ronald York, 18, Jacksonville, Fla., and James Douglas Latham, 19, Mauriceville, Tex., at a roadblock which he set up. York and Latham, escapees Tom Ft. Hood, Tex., are charged with first degree murder in the death June 9 of Otto Zieglcr, 62- year-old Oakley, Kan., Union Pacific Railroad roadmaster. Zicg- ler's death occurred a day before :hey were arrested. York and Latham are also accused of slayings in Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Colorado. Gillette told of following the red 1960 sedan in which York and Latham were riding from nine miles east of Gransville, Utah, to a point about two miles west of that city, where the roadblock was established. He said that in addition to York and Latham, a third man was in the car, Vincent Earl Olson. Olson has been identified as an ex- paratrooper who hitched a ride with York and Latham. York, the sheriff said, reached to the glove compartment when the officers ordered them to put their hands up. On a second order, both York and Latham complied. Gillette said two loaded guns, a .38 caliber Colt and a .22 caliber German pistol, were found in the compartment. The .38 had eight notches in the handle, Gillette recalled. The trial moved on a change of venue from Wallace County where Ziegler was shot, began Oct. 23 with the first week re- quired for selection of the jury qualified for the death penalty. Other witnesses today were Guy Sullivan, deputy sheriff at Sharon Springs, Kan.; Vernon Popp, un- dcrsheriff at Sharon Springs; and Raymond Dement, the sheriff at Sharon Springs. All testified of the scene where Ziegler's body was found near the Union Pacific railroad track. Two witnesses testified Monday they saw a red car with a whip antenna parked beside Ziegler's pickup truck shortly before he was slain June 9. forecasters said would be inadequate. The shoreline is barren and swampy. Residents of Belize fled from their wooden homes to public shelters Monday night. Power failed at 4 a.m. as first gales from the hurricane began to lash the colony. A city official reported: "We look for a severe lashing." The hurricane, with winds reaching as high as 200 miles an hour in gusts, probably will spread flood waters throughout Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula before breaking up against interior mountain ranges, Clark said. Hattie collided with a strengthening high pressure front and swung toward Central America after first threatening to move into Cuba and south Florida. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Need more Ed Wiltzes, Robert Welchs and General Walkers, From Our Readers, Pg, 4. Should coordinate youth projects, Pg. 8, Medical care costing Americans $16 billion a year, Pg. 5. Railroad tracks separate New Delhi and old India, Pg. 4. Giggling Firebug Leaves Fiery Trail SAN FRANCISCO (AF)-A firebug, described by one witness as a pimply faced, giggling 6-footer, j left a fiery trail through down| town San Francisco Monday night i and early today. I Police and fire officials pressed a search for the arsonist, who, afler setting fires in nine leading hotels, moved into another downtown district and set several more fires in trash piles. | Most of the blazes were extin- i guished before they did any serious damage, Fire Chief William Murray said. But a fire on the 14th floor of the Fielding Hotel, started in a linen closet, did an estimated $10,000 damage. I The rash of fires, Murray said, I were all set by the same person. The first hotel blaze began at 5:30 p.m. in an unoccupied room on the fourth floor of the Stewart Hotel on Geary Street. Three ininutes later, the fire broke out in the Fielding just across the slrcet. In rapid succession, similar blazes were reported at the St. Francis, Clift, Bellevue, Marlow and Sir Francis Drake hotels in the theater district. There was a lull until after 10 p.m.. when fire was reported in a top-floor stairwell at the YMCA Hotel. A short time later, the Sheraton-Palace hotel reported two trash cans in the basement had been set afire Police were stationed on guard ! duty at many downtown hotels j After midnight, a series of trash I pile fires erupted in the area south of Market Street. The description came from a guest of one of the hotels, who told officers he saw a tall youth "dancing" away from the hotel "giggling to himself and laughing about the time the blaze was discovered there.

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