The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 2, 1961 · Page 1
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Side Swipes Dr. W. E. Ringler, assistant director of the Kansas State University extension service, must feel Ottawa is the place to come for a good meal. Dr. Ringler spoke last night at the Kansas Cooperative Council meeting at Oak Lodge, where a chicken dinner was served. He was late getting to the Oak Lodge meeting, however. When he arrived at Ottawa, Dr. Ringler asked someone where the co-op was meeting. He was directed to Colbern's Restaurant where the Ottawa Cooperative was staging a steak dinner for another group of people. After dining on steak he went ^lo Oak Lodge for chicken and to give his speech, reported on Pg. 8. Just Charge It WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)-An Oklahoma City, Okla., amusement park owner bought a merry- go-round Wednesday night when White City, a Worcester park was sold at auction. Morris G. Woods got the merry go-round with its hand carved horses for $7,900. Would Test Bombs In Air If Necessary Only As Security K Guard, Says JFK WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy said today the United States will make preparations to set off nuclear tests in the atmosphere if they become necessary to safeguard free world security. Kennedy, in a statement read personally to newsmen after a meeting of the National Security Council, said the United States would never test in the atmosphere for political reasons. Atmospheric tests, which spread radioactive fallout, would be resorted to only if determined necessary to maintain U.S. responsibilities in the world, Ken nedy said. Even if such a situation is deemed to exist, he said, tests in the atmosphere would be undertaken only to the degree necessary for "orderly development" of nuclear weapons. And then, Kennedy said, a point would have been reached in which progress would not be possible without such weapons tests. Kennedy once again empha- j sized that the United States is OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 278 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1961 7 CENTS SIXTEEN PAGES When it came time to pay, he strong militarily—strong enough whipped out a credit card and charged it. Good Old H20 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-For "Aunt Ginny" Rankin, the elixir of life is a cup of hot water every morning before breakfast. "The best thing in the world for you," says "Aunt Ginny," Miss Virginia Rankin. She will be 103 years old Monday. Fast Thieves SAVANNAH, Ga., (AP)-John Williams went to the fair, parked his car and spent two hours on the midway. When he returned to his car he discovered fast-working thieves had removed two wheels and tires, the carburetor, batter}', generator, radiator, manifold and transmission. Narroio Escape POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) —An auto was demolished Wednesday by a Pennsylvania Railroad train which dragged the car 330 feet. Sandra Petrick, 20, of Pottstown, driver of the car, suffered only a cut on the left arm. to retaliate with devastation if attacked. Kennedy also said the United States, to demonstrate its nuclear capabilities, would not have to fire a nuclear explosive of 50 megatons or more such as the Soviets detonated this week. The United States is "carefully assessing" the current series of Soviet tests, Kennedy said. The Russians, according to U.S. announcements, have so far exploded at least 28 devices in the air since they broke the 1958 moratorium and resumed tests on Sept. 1. Kennedy said the Soviet detona tions have been in "complete disregard for the welfare of mankind." Kennedy accused the Russians of preparing for tests while negotiating toward a test ban treaty at Geneva and "then contemptuously" unleashing fallout over the world with its atmospheric explosions. He called this a piece of the ''Soviet campaign of fear," but said it was also a possibly important series of tests which would enable Soviet leaders and scientists to improve their capabilities. Expect Flooding Of Lowland Free Methodist Speaker Once Preached In Russia 23-Foot Crest Seen In Ottawa Rains have again pushed the Marais des Cygnes river and other Kansas streams up to the slopping-over stage, but Richard Garrett, weatherman at Topeka, said this morning that except for some light drizzle, the rains are about over. The Marais des Cygnes is expected to reach a stage of 22 to 23 feet by Friday afternoon at the Ottawa Main Street gauge. This would be equivalent to a stage of about 25 feet under channel conditions that existed before the flood protection work was started here. Margaret's Baby Expected Soon LONDON (AP)—Midwife Anne Thomson—who will attend Princess Margaret at the birth of her baby—moved into Clarence House today, indicating the stork may be nearby. Refugees Out TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) - The Taipei city government has given 723 typhoon victims two weeks to move out of six primary schools or be forcibly evicted. The refugees moved into the school after Typhoon Pamela destroyed their homes Sept. 12. They have refused all pleas to budge from the 28 classrooms they are occupying. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Cold wave tonight with temperatures by morning 20-25; cloudy to- nigJit and Friday; strong northerly winds tonight diminishing slowly Friday; much colder Friday; highs Friday in the 30s. High temperature yesterday, 74; low today, 58; high year ago today, 58; low year ago today, 41; record high this date, 86 in 1937; record low this date, 16 in 1911; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 8 a. m 10 a. m ........ 66 10 p. m. 62 9 p. m 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. ^ p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m, 8 p. m 65 ...70 11 p. m. 71 Midnight 73 1 a. m. 71 70 ..65 .65 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. A native of Russia, who was faced with the firing squad four times before his escape, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Williamsburg's Free Methodist Church. He's Rev. George J. Lambert, speaker on the Russian broadcast of the "Light and Life Hour." Mr. Lambert also will show the film, "My Latvia," depicting scenes from the Communist domination of that country. Mr. Lambert preached in Leningrad, the Ukraine and in Moscow. He escaped from Russia by traveling 400 miles in a fishing boat and now is a naturalized citizen of the U. S. REV. GEORGE LAMBERT It will mean that the water will again go out into some of the low farmlands along the river above and below Ottawa. The slopover and last night's rain means more damage to the Franklin County soybean and mi- lo crops and further delay in getting the harvest into the bins. Ottawa's official rain measurement at the weather station of John P. Kelsey this morning was 1.61 inches. At some places in Ottawa as much as 2.50 inches fell. Other rainfall reports included: Melvern, 2.00 inches; Garnett, 2.73; Baldwin, 2.10; Overbrook, 2.19; Osage City, 1.57; Lebo, 2.13; Harveyville, 1.04; Waverly 1.83: Reading, 1.75; and Burlingame; 2.03. Heaviest rain reported was 4.20 inches at Leroy. There was general rain of an inch or more east of a line running roughly through * * * Atchison, Topeka, Emporia Wichita. and Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. WILLING WORKERS — Four volunteers from Boys Club distributed Community Book Fair posters made by Ottawa school children last evening, placing them in downtown windows. Boys are (from left) Eddie Payne, Roy Green, George Payne and Eldon McCurdy. Book Fair will start Monday. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) Button Up Your Coat TOPEKA (AP) - Cold wave warnings were issued today as air from the Canadian north began racing into Kansas. The Weather Bureau said temperatures would plummet to 15-20 in the northwest and be near freezing in the southeast by morning- Arrival of the cold air, however, meant an end of heavy, flood-producing rains which pelted eastern Kansas Wednesday and Wednesday night. * * * Snowstorm In Kansas TOPEKA (AP)—A snowstorm moved into northwestern Kansas today and the Weather Bureau issued cold wave warnings for the state. The highway patrol reported three inches of snow on the ground at St. Francis, in the ex reme northwestern corner. The Goodland area, it said, had heavy snow and zero visibility along with winds gusting 35-55 miles an hour. It issued this report for other areas in the northwest: Colby, gusty high winds, heavy snow, visibility poor; Atwood and Oberlin, snow, visibility becoming Norton, gusty winds and poor; rain. * * * Electricity Off In Part Of City An interruption in electric serv ice in a portion of the east pan of Ottawa occurred last nigh' when a tree limb was brough down on lines on the Ottawa Uni versity campus during the storm Don Hamilton, superintended of the water and light departmen of the city said part of the area was without power for 18 minutes and on the campus the RIVER ON THE RISE — Lamar Phillips. The Herald's river-weather observer, checks level of Marais des Cygnes with help of Bob Wilkerson. (Herald Photo) Rejects UN Plan To End A-Blasts UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) - The Soviet Union today rejected any new U. N. moratorium on nuclear bomb testing as unfeasible in practice and fundamentally incorrect as an approach to ending such tests. In a slashing speech before the General Assembly's main political committee, Soviet Delegate Semyon K. Tsarapkin charged time after time that the United States and the other Western powers were trying to drag the world into a devastating nuclear war. "The threat of war can't be exorcised by resolutions," he declared. "It can only be removed by deeds—by one deed—general and complete disarmament." The United States already had Ribicoff Is KU Speaker LAWRENCE (AP) - Abraham Ribicoff, secretary of health, education and welfare, will speak at the first annual Law and Society er was off about 30 minutes. The power interruption occurred abou 11:15. * * * Tornado Hits Two Stores CHEROKEE, Kan. (AP) - A tornado heavily damaged or destroyed a drug store, grocery and an abandoned school house early today. Patrolman John Glenn of nearby Pittsburg, Kan., said the tornado struck the small southeast Kansas community at about 3:15 a.m. No one was injured. Glenn said the tornado skipped over Pittsburg but touched down again on the eastern edge of the city, uprooting a sign and ripping shingles off the roof of at least one home. sas Dec. 4-5. The institute will discuss the theme, "The Child and the Law." Ribicoff will speak Dec. 4. Judges, county attorneys, coun- rejected the proposed moratori- j ty welfare directors, state wel- Decision Near On UN Head UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Negotiators for Soviet-American agreement on an interim secre* Institute at the University of Kan- tary-gencral for the United Na Open every day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Sunday. Reno's Cafeteria, 17th & Main. Adv. City Asked To Reconsider Protest A request has been filed by a citizens' committee asking that Ottawa's city commission reconsider its position on a protest petition and submit to the voters of Ottawa the question of issuance of revenue bonds for expansion of the city's electric utility. The request was made in a letter signed by W. W. Robe, L. E. Wightman, R. D. Waymire, Lyle D. Hanes, Virgil Wiggins and Myron Steere. Accompanying the letter were affidavits which, the letter states, were submitted in support of the identity of 217 electors of the city of Ottawa whose names apparently were stricken from the protest petition filed with the city clerk on Sept. 3D, 1961, The letter states: "We believe your rejection of the protest petition was biased and prejudicial to the rights of the qualified electors of the city." The letter also states: "We believe in a municipal plant, notwithstanding reports circulated by you and your employes to the contrary. We hope to keep our present, municipal light plant for the city of Ottawa; however, as electors, we do believe we have or should have a voice in the management thereof." James Grogan, commissioner of streets and utilities, commenting on the statements in the letter said, "The striking out of names on the petition was done in accordance with the provisions of the law." Grogan added, "I know of no instance in which a city official or city employe has circulated stories to the effect that anyone wants to get rid of the city light plant." The request for an election on the question of issuing the proposed revenue bonds for plant expansion, together with the accompanying affidavits of identity, were turned over to the city attorney for study and an opinion which is to be announced at the meeting of the commissioners next Wednesday night. The commission already has sent out notices that it will accept bids on a new generator for the power plant. The bids are to be opened Nov. 22. um, sponsored by India and five other countries, but on wholly different grounds. U.S. Delegate Arthur Dean said the United States could not accept an uncontrolled moratorium because there was no assurance that it would not be violated just as the Soviet Union resumed testing in violation of the 1958 moratorium. Tsarapkin referred to the Western powers in such terms as "warlike maniacs." He charged that, in urging a test ban treaty, Western propagandists were "''fling their dirty work to block the Soviet Union from completing its defenses" while the West prepares for war. He said he believed the nonaligned countries were less concerned over the Soviet test bomb explosions than over "the terrible danger of the rocket and nuclear war which looms over us in all its terror." fare personnel, psychiatrists, social workers, educators, and students are expected to attend. Unemployment Payments Drop TOPEKA (AP)—Unemployment compensation payment in Kansas in the week ending Oct. 28 numbered 5,904 compared to 5,655 the peceding week, the Kansas Employment Security Division said toc'ay. But despite the increase, this was well below the comparable week a year ago when there were 6.957 payments. Open every day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. including Sunday. Reno's Cafeteria. 17th & Main. Adv. tions appeared at the critical success-or-failure stage today. The outcome depended on whether the Soviet Union would approve still secret plans of U Thant of Burma, the big powers? choice for the post, for the number of pricipal advisers he would name and the geographic areas from which he would choose them. After weeks of Soviet-American wrangling over this last remaining issue, U. S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson and British Minister of State Joseph B. Godber said Wednesday they would let U Thant decide the matter for himself. S-ivict I>.'puty Fc-"'"n Minister Valerian A. Zorin after a conference with U Thant told newsmen, "We are near to agreement." Tauy's Toot River, .stay away from my door. LOOK INSIDE FOR: New Negotiation Effort In Strike goal, Can meet United ('he. 1 Editorial, Pg. 10. See definite but small fallout hazard, Pg. 15. U. S. In lift sonic barriers against international trade, Pg. 14. Old Stagecoach driver was never held up, 1'tf. 11 Trip to U. S. made Basliir a worse camel driver, Pg. 10. Fearful toll from Hurricane Hattie, Pg. 6. KANSAS CITY (AP)- Concilia! tors planned new efforts today to j get negotiations going again in the I strike of about fi50 employes of j Gas Service Co. ! The strike covers parts of the j Kansas City metropolitan area and scattered points in western Missouri and eastern Kansas but the company said it does not expect any interruption in service. Members of District 50 of the United Mine Workers union walked out in Kansas City, Kan., Mission, Lee's Summit and Independence in the Kansas City area, and at Ottawa, Pittsburg and Wichita. Rilcy M. Power, president of the company, said union employes remained on the job at Newton, Kan. Federal mediator and the chairman of Missouri's mediation board are trying to get the disputants together again. The union's contract expired Wednesday morning and talks broke off after an unsuccessful all-night bargaining session. The points at issue have not been disclosed.

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