The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 1, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 277 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Blue Scout Rocket Fizzles Won't Delay Chimp Orbit CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A Blue Scout rocket spiraled crazily out of control and exploded in flight today shortly after it .was launched in an effort to orbit a satellite to test the worldwide U.S. man-in-space tracking program. The 75-foot projectile rose from its pad at 10:32 a.m. and it was apparent almost immediately something was wrong as the rocket lurched violently from side to side. The auto pilot system tried valiantly to put the Blue Scout on the proper course, but about 20 seconds after spun out of apart. Pieces of the tumbled back earth. There was no immediate word on what went wrong. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Nuclear Scene liftoff the vehicle control and blew broken rocket harmlessly to AUTUMN BEAUTY — Large red and yellow leaves accent the golden hair of Cindy Christian, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Christian Jr., 1204 Willow. A ninth grader, the Herald's November Calendar Girl was selected by the Ottawa Junior High School band. (Herald Photo) Side Swipes OAKLAND. Calif. (AP) — A woman and a girl, wearing identical mother-daughter Halloween masks, entered Richard O'Kelly's liquor store Tuesday night. "Trick or treat," said the girl, about 6. O'Kelly smiled and gave candy to both. The woman then told the child, "You run out to the car, dear, and wait for mother." As the girl tripped out, the woman fished a pistol out of her purse. "Trick or treat," she said pointing the weapon at O'Kelly. He handed her $30. She fled. Ottawans In Strike Twenty-three Gas Service Company employes in the Ottawa District today joined with others in a 3-state area in a strike against that the rocket deviated from its planned path and was destroyed by the range safety officer. Despite the failure, an official reported it would not delay an attempt scheduled later this month to launch a chimpanzee into a three-times-around-the-world or- bit. The chimp launching is the last scheduled Project Mercury flight before an astronaut is lofted in orbit, hopefully in December or January. Chris Kraft, Mercury flight director, said data which would have been gained from today's shot "was desirable but not mandatory," He added that presently there are no plans to repeat todays launching. Officials wanted to determine just how swiftly the farflung 18 stations in the tracking network can relay information from an orbiting object to the Mercury control center at Cape Canaveral. Speed is necessary if split-second decisions are to be made which could save a spaceman's life in case something goes wrong on manned flights. Keeps Promise TOPEKA (AP)-Kerry Anderson, 11-year-old daughter of Gov. and Mrs. John Anderson, made a promise a year ago when her father was campaigning. If elected, she told playmates, we'll have a slumber party in the executive mansion. The Andersons moved into the mansion in January and Kerry has been after her folks ever since to make good her promise. The Andersons threw an old- fashioned Halloween party Tuesday night for 75 sixth grade classmates of Kerry and her twin brother, David. 197 A Crowd BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP)—Men at the State University College at Brockort say they have the stuff to be record-breakers. In the latest collegiate craze- room - stuffing — the undergraduates claimed 197 in a room 15 by 10 by 8 feet Tuesday night. "We were trying for 200,^ but three guys chickened out," stuffer spokesman said. Commandment MEMPHIS, Term. (AP) - This "eleventh commandment" was posted Tuesday for the guidance of students at Memphis State: "Thou shall not share a chair in the Student Center with a member of the opposite sex." The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Increasing cloudiness and warm tonight; Thursday scattered thunderstorms followed by » sharp turn to cooler late Thursday; lows tonight near 60; highs Thursday 65-70. High temperature yesterday, 68; low today, 84; high year ago today, 72; lo« vear ago today, 30; record nigh tm date, 84. in 1837; record low this date IB in 1930; hourly temperatures, 2 hours ending 8 a.m., today: the company. i Striking are 650 service, construction and maintanance workers and meter readers of District 50, United Mine Workers Union. Robert Grabham, Gas Service superintendent for the Ottawa district, said supervisory personnel in his district has taken over. He aid he doesn't expect any re- riction of the company's servr ces in the Ottawa area. Grabham said he doesn't know hat is preventing an agreement n a new contract between Gas ervices and the union. And no nnouncement was made by ei- ler the company or the union. The old contract expired at mid- • a. m. 10 a. rn. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p. m. A p. m. 7 P. m. 5 p. m. .62 .52 .62 .54 .54 .54 .66 .66 .68 .55 .54 .61 9 p. 10 p. tn. 11 p. m. Midnight m, m. m. m. m. m. ..5 ..5 ..5 ..5 ..5 ..a ..5 ..5 . .6 ught last night, and negotiations ontinued until 5 a.m. today. Other places affected are Kan as City, Mission, Pittsburg and Wichita, Kas.; Independence and 's Summit, Mo., and Bartles- rille, Okla. Gas Services workers in Kanas City, Mo., are members of another union and are not on trike. New Round Of Showers TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas is facing weather fronts from two directions today. The Weather Bureau said a front which passed southward through the state Sunday is expected to start backing up and set off a new round of showers tonight and Thursday. At the same time a new cold front is expected to move southward rapidly from the Canadian border with the turn to much colder temperatures starting in Thursday. Skies cleared over western and central Kansas during the night and a partial clearing was under way this morning in eastern Kansas. Brisk southerly winds were expected to cause temperatures to climb into the 60s. Halloween Was Peaceful Firemen were summoned to Garfield School to extinguish a flaming bale of hay about 8:30 p.m. yesterday, according to fire department records. No damage was done. Police Chief Eugene Flaherty said six auxiliary and four off- duty officers were added to the night shift and that there were no reports of destructive acts. Sheriff Max Gilmore, who joined Flaherty in sentiments about the quiet Halloween night, said that there was little activity in the county except soaping of windows and moving of farm ma chinery. Gilmore added that to his knowledge, there were no destructive pranks during the evening. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. Pinch Main Street Traffic As Flood Gate Work Starts The traffic-way on Main Street bridge and on approaches to the bridge was narrowed by barricades today for the start of work of installation of emergency flood gates. The flood gates, to be placed at both ends of the bridge, are a part of the local flood protection works being built by List & Clark, Kansas City contractors, under supervision of Army Engineers. The gates, after the two upstream reservoirs are in operation, would be needed only for the extreme flood conditions at infrequent intervals. The gates will be placed in the flood wall structures in readiness to be rolled out onto Main Street for emergency use. City Engineer Robert Lister said today that the work is to be completed in 40 calendar days and that during that period traffic, on a supervised basis, is to be maintained across the bridge with the exception of one 24-hour period. At the completion of the gate work there will be a 24-hour period when the trafficway will be closed for the testing of the gate installations. During that 24-hour period, traffic across the river will be by way of Interstate 35 highway, east of Ottawa. Rayburn "Perks Up" At Home BONHAM, Tex. (AP) -House Speaker Sam Rayburn, 79, r< aged by cancer, "perked up" on his return home from a hospita Tuesday. The Democratic party leader was brought to this northern Texas town by an ambulance from Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where exploratory sur gery revealed the cancer. He was taken to the small clinic and hospital operated by his per sonal physician, Dr. Joe Risser One of his first visitors wa Robert Bartley Jr., 23, grandson of Mrs. S. E. Bartley, Rayburn's sister. Bartley said the speake: "looked up at me and said, Thi is the damndest thing that eve got hold of me." He seems happie now than he did at Baylor Hospi tal. It perked him up quite a bit t be here." Rayburn entered Baylor Hos pital Oct. 2. Doctors will not sa whether he has been told that h has cancer. A medical bulletin said ther was essentially no change in hi condition. Just Arrived — Truck load Preston $1.69 OK Bargain Store Ad 48 Die In Plane Crash RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) —A Brazilian airliner smashed in- a hillside and burned in a Reife suburb today and an airline pokesman said 48 of the 85 per- ons aboard perished. He said 35 of the 76 passengers nd two of the crew of nine sur- ived. There were no U.S. citizens aboard, the airline said. The plane, a Panair do Brasil DC7 was en route from Lisbon, 'ortugal, and was coming in for a stop at Recife, on the northwest :oast of Brazil, before making its inal scheduled stop here. The two crewmen who escaped were the purser and a stewardess. The plane was making its land- ng approach when it hit the hill;op near the Recife airport. Witnesses said two explosions occurred before the plane hit the lill and burst into flames. Pressure U.S. To Call Off Tests UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The United States was under mounting pressure in the United Nations today to call off plans for any new nuclear weapons tests as support grew for an appeal to the big powers to agree to a voluntary test moratorium. The appeal appeared certain of General Assembly approval. But the United States has served notice it may resume test explosions in the atmosphere to counter the Soviet tests. The U.S. delegation announced Tuesday it would vote against the moratorium appeal since it makes no provision for effective controls. A number of pro-Western states from Latin America and Scandinavia declared their support for the moratorium call sonsored by India and other nonaligned nations. They declared it was up to both sides to stop testing. Japan aimed a direct appeal at the Americans to call off any test plans. Chief delegate Katsuo Okazaki denounced the Soviet Union for triggering its 50-megaton bomb but declared, "another show of high statesmanship is now demanded of the United States." * * * Russians Fire More A-Blasts Death-Ray Bomb Planned By U.S. NEW YORK (AP)-The immediate goal of the United States in any resumption of nuclear tests would be development of a fantastic neutron death-ray bomb, ac- j cording to published reports. The New York Daily News quoted an unidentified Washington official as saying: "It's a safe assumption that we will be testing the neutron bomb very soon." The New York Journal-American reported it had learned the death-ray bomb "is the prime goal in the resumption of nuclear tests by the United States, and not another H-bomb." The neutron bomb was described as producing death without destruction by blasting out unseen, unfelt neutrons that could penetrate three feet of concrete. It could wipe out the populations of entire cities without major Essentially, the difference between neutrons and other types of radiation is that they penetrate man-made structures and kill animal and human life inside without leaving the building or nearby ground saturated with the casualty-producing contamination. There was no immediate comment from the White House, Pentagon and other sources in Washington on the report. The late Thomas E. Murray, a former Atomic Energy Commission member, told the presidential candidates in an open letter during the last election campaign that such a bomb is possible. He said conceptual designs for such • weapon existed in American laboratories and tested had it would have been not been for th« damage to the cities themselves.' moratorium on nuclear testing. * * * * * * Believe Fallout Will Miss U.S. Navy Duty For Bob Ellsworth WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Robert F. Ellsworth, Republican from Lawrence, Kas., reports today for two weeks of active Navy duty in the office of Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. A veteran of World War n and the Korean conflict, Ellsworth is a reserve lieutenant and is assigned to a Navy reserve unit here. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet Union has exploded two more nuclear devices, both much smaller than the massive Soviet blast of Monday. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission announced the explosions were touched off Tuesday at an arctic test site. The first was reckoned at several megatons and the second was "probably below a megaton," the AEC reported. A megaton represents the energy from one million tons of TNT. The explosions were the 27th and 28th announced by the AEC since the Soviets resumed testing Sept. 1. Soviet Premier Khrushchev told the Communist party congress that Monday's big blast exceeded 50 megatons, which he said was more powerful than expected. In related developments: 1. Uruguay called on the Organization of American States to condemn nuclear tests. 2. The Voice of America announced an all-out attempt will be made Sunday to tell the Russian people about the Soviet tests—and their worldwide effects. 3. A group studying nuclear attack estimated that a 20-megaton bomb exploding in midtown New York City would kill six million WASHINGTON (AP) - The, Weather Bureau estimated today that the radioactive cloud from Russia's massive bomb explosion Monday will pass over Siberia's Kamchatka Peninsula tonight. Fallout expert Robert List said he expects the cloud to cross over the Aleutian Island chain Thursday and reach Alaska later in the day. Unless the winds shift, List said the cloud will most likely soar high over Canada and miss the United States after crossing Alas' ka. List said the winds started out at 45 miles an hour after the big blast, increased to about 55 as of today, and might reach 80 by Thursday. Meanwhile, the Public Health Service said the highest measure- * * * Goblin With A Message JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Ten-year-old Joyce Calibrese went from door-to-door as usual Halloween night, but not on trick-or- treat busines. "Pray for world peace," she asked her neighbors when they answered her knock. Her mother said it was Joyce's idea. of the city's eight dents. million resi- Open every day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Sunday. Reno's Cafeteria. 17th & Main. Adv. 5 To Get 4-H Key Award Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic- death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—0 During October—34. During November—0. During 1961-432. Comparable I960 period—416. LOOK INSIDE FOR: For home ownership but opposes gas-diesel engine. From Our Readers, Pg. 4. ment of radioactivity in the air In this country Tuesday was 25 mi- cromicrocuries per cubic meter at Montgomery, Ala. The Montgomery reading had been the same on Monday. Gastonia, N.C., which had the high reading Monday at 35.8 showed a measurement of 10.5 Tuesday. In Alaska, Anchorage had » reading of 2.02 Tuesday and at Fairbanks the level was 1.1. Monday the figures had been 2.75 at Anchorage and 1.8 at Fairbanks. The service says the highest radioactivity levels reached in thii country during the recent Soviet test series, while undesirable, do not pose -& public health hazard unless maintained over a long period of time. The highest reading reported was a one-day count of 709 in Little Rock, Ark. * * * Women Stage Peace Strike A group of five Franklin County 4-H club members will receive the coveted Who's Who Key Awards at the 18th annual county 4-H Achievement Day program in the auditorium here Saturday night at 8. • The five winners three girls and two boys, still do not know that they have been selected, according to Ross Nelson, Franklin County 4-H agent. They are selected, he said, for their all-around good record in 4-H work. In addition, they must be 16 years old, have been in club work for three years, and have two years of junior leadership training. The award, given jointly by the Kansas State University Extension Service, Cities Service Oil Co. and the Kansas 4-H Foundation, will be presented by Bill Abbott. Girls will receive the key on a gold necklace. The boys will receive it on a tie Other awards to be presented, Nelson added, are state awards to James Dunn and Sandra Herring by Don Brown, county agent; bronze membership pins to 90 first-year members by Mrs. Lloyd Carr; club seals and awards by John Ledere, and county awards, including 15 silver pins and three silver guards, by Rosemary Crist, home economics agent. The gold achievement pin, the highest award given for 4-H work, will not be awarded here this year, he said. Featured speaker will be Dr. Lewis Speer, whose topic will be "An Adventure in Achievement". John Sheldon, president of the Chamber of Commerce, will give the greeting. The response will be by Sandra Herring, president of the 4-H Council. Harold Crawford of the Chamber of Commerce youth committee will serve as emcee. assess fallout Difficult to hazards, Pg. 5. Dinnerware adds much to meal, Pg. 7. Taj Mahal beauty spoiled by deeds of shah who built it, Pg. 4. Successful students have definite goals in mind, Dr. Nason, Pg. 5. Ottawa High wins—Melvern ends season unbeaten, Pg. 2 NEW YORK (AP)-More than, 200 women, many of them pushing baby carriages and strollers, demonstrated today against nuclear bomb testing. Separate demonstrations were staged outside the Soviet Union's United Nations delegation building and the Atomic Energy Commission's New York operations office. About 125 women picketed on the north side of 68th St., between Park and Madison avenues. The Soviet U.N. delegation building is at the northwest corner of 68th St. and Park. Another group of more than 100 women marched in front of the AEC offices at 376 Hudson St. The demonstrations were spon sored by the Women's Direct Action Project, a group protesting nuclear testing. The group de scribed the protests here as part of a nationwide "women's strike for peace." Just arrived — Truck load of Prestone $1.69 OK Bargain Store. Adv. Utilities Group Elects Officers WICHITA (AP) - The utilities superintendent of Wellington, L.E. Stark, Tuesday was elected president of the Kansas Association of Municipal Utilities. Other new officers include R.J. Hayes, Chanute city manager, first vice president; Floyd Rink- enbaugh, Coffeyville, second vice president, and Edgar P. Schowalter, Kansas City, Kan., secretary-treasurer. Directors for three-year terms: Harley Lucas, Hays; Eugene Vogt, St. John; and Eldon Stein- hauf, Kingman. Director for two- vcar term: Jamet Wilson, lola. Segregation Challengers Arrested By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mississippi and Georgia police made quick arrests today of Negroes who challenged bus terminal segregation following an order by the Interstate Commerce Commission banning such segregation. Four Negroes were arrested by Atlanta police who charged them with trespassing on private property. The four, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an integrationist group, asked for service in a restaurant adjoining the Trailways Bus Terminal. Three Negroes testing the strength of the ICC order were arrested at a Jackson, Miss., bus terminal. Georgia officials asked the U.S. District Court in Atlanta to set aside the ICC order on the ground it encroaches on the right of the state to regulate iutrastate commerce and exceeds the powers given the ICC by Congres. Tauy's Toot Those goodies the kids brought home sure came in handy around late-show time last night. Open every day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Sunday. Reno'i Cafeteria, 17th k Main. Adv.

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