The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 4, 1961 · Page 1
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TTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1961 VOL. 65 NO. 280 SIX PAGES 7 CENTS Side Swipes KKISTIANSANIX Norway (AP) —Police had little trouble in solving an' office burglary here. The frustrated thief left empty-handed but also left his jacket containing about $1,700 taken in another burglary and a railroad season ticket bearing his photo, name and address. "Jones LONDON (AP)-Princess Margaret's blue-eyed son, born with a title and rights of succession to the throne, was saluted by many Britons today simply as "the Jones boy." Viscount Linley, who weighed into the world Friday at 6 pounds 4 ounces, prompted a nationwide guessing game as to what the princess and her husband, Lord Snowdon, will call their first child. There was no indication when the royal announcement would come designating a name for the fair-haired baby. Likely choices appeared to include Albert, George, Anthony, Owen and David. Royal babies usually have a string of names. River Over Main Street; 26.58 Crest Weather Bureau Predicts Additional Rain Tonight The Marais dcs Cygnes river appeared to be at. about a crest icre at 10:30 a.m., today at a stage of 26.58 feet The stage reached at 8:15 was 26.55 feet, and at 9:15 the stage was the same. In the hour from 9:15 to 10:15 there was an increase of .03 of a foot, almost too slight to be noticed. At 10:30 Mrs. J. D. R. Dennis, who lives just south of Pomona, said the river had dropped several feet at that point. The water See Close RacelnN.J. NEWARK, N. J. (AP)-Democrats promoted back-lo-back appearances by President Kennedy and former President Harry S. Truman today into prospects for a tight New Jersey governorship contest in Tuesday's election. Robert Burkhardt, managing the campaign of Democrat Richard J. Hughes against the statehouse bid of Republican James P. Mitchell, said in an interview he thought it might take a recount to determine the winner. Burkhardt bubbled with optimism after Truman tore into Mitchell and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at a Democratic rally in a Newark armory Friday night that hardly lived up to its billing as a governor's ball in honor of Hughes. The party faithfull failed to fill the 8,500-seat hall where the chief duty of the band was not to play for dancing but to greet Truman with the ancient song, "I'm Wild About Harry." Protest Cut In Cancel- Funds WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposed cut in federal spending could block a promising avenue in the fight against cancer—the use of drugs—a leading surgeon says. Dr. Isidor S. Ravdin, past president of the American College of Surgeons, said a cutback in cancer research funds at this point could make it impossible to test 23 new drugs developed by the National Institutes of Health. Abraham Ribicoff, secretary of „..„„„._,„,_„ , ^, health, education and welfare," has WASHINGTON (AP' - Unem had been over the road from Pomona to the Dennis farm, but at 10:30 had gone down enough to clear the road and permit traffic to proceed. Main Street traffic in Ottawa today is being detoured by way of Locust and Wilson Streets be cause of water over the Main Street pavement at the Keokuk Street intersection. The detour route is west on Tecumseh from Main to Locust, then north on Locust to Wilson, then east on Wilson to Main. The weather bureau announced that some rain may fall tonight with a possible mixture of snow, but no heavy precipitation is expected. Unemployment Drop Seasonal FLOODWATERS at corner of Keokuk and Main Street caused detowing in Ottawa today by way of Tecumseh and Wilson Streets. This shows water as river ncared a crest slightly above 26.5 feet. (Herald Photo) announced he will cut ?102 million from his over-all department budget to meet President Kennedy's request for less federal spending this fiscal year. * Dr. Ravdin made his statement at a news conference Friday toward the end of a two-day meeting of surgeons and cancer specialists sponsored by the cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center, a division of the National Cancer Institute. Tally's Toot What sort of trade is this: Jackie for a camel driver? The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Rain or a mixture of rain and snow tonight. Low tonight in lower 30s. High Sunday near 60. High temperature yesterday, 44; low today. 33; high year ago today, 69; low "year ago today. 47; record high this date, 85 in 10(18; record low this date, 16 In 1899; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a.m 30 9 p.m. 10 a.m 31 10 p.m. 11 a.m 38 11 p.m. Noon 4'<i MidniRht 36 1 p.m 42 1 a.m 35 2 p.m 43 2 a.m 35 3 p.m 4'1 3 a.m 36 4 p.m 44 1 a.m 35 5 p.m. ........43 5 a.m 34 6 p.m .41 7 p.m 40 8 p.m 39 6 a.m. .33 7 a.m 34 8 a.m. ..35 ployment dropped in October below 4 million for the first time in a year but the Labor Department says the decline was only seasonal. Department officials said the jobless total could bound back up above 5 million this winter. Unemployment dipped 151,000 from Setember to 3,934,000, while employment rose by 788,000 to 67,824,000 a record for the month. The dent in unemployment announced Friday was expected. U Thant Faces Many Problems UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) | hall that he was taking the job —A mild-mannered Buddhist from ! with no strings attached. Burma took over today as acting secretary-general endorsed by all 103 U. N. members but faced with a host of unsettled problems. A six-week deadlock ended Friday when the General Assembly unanimously elected U Thant, 52-year-old career diplomat, to fill out the 17-month remainder of the late Dag Hammarskjold's term. But the Soviet Union made clear during the round of welcoming speeches that it had agreed only to a stop-gap solution and still insisted that the United Nations should be run by a troika. U Thant stressed in his brief acceptance speech to diplomats jamming the great blue and gold Taking the oath, he swore not to seek or accept instructions regarding his duties "from any government or other authority external to the United Nations." U Thant also put forth his position on the main point of dispute that had held up East-West agreement on his appointment- how many advisers he should have. He said he would invite a limited number of U. N. undersecretaries "to act as my principal advisers on important ques tions." He said these top aides would include Ralph Bunche of the United States and Georgy P. Ar- kaclev of the Soviet Union, but did not name any others. Berlin Crisis Easing? By ARTHUR GAVSHON LONDON (AP)—Prime Minister Nehru of India flew into London today on his way to the United States for talks with President Kennedy in Washington and said he thinks the East-West crisis over Berlin is easing. Nehru told newsmen as far as he can see there already is common ground between the Communist and Western powers on several aspects of the German question including: — The two states of East and West Germany seem to be functioning normally and should be allowed to go on doing so. — West Berlin itself enjoys lose links with Western countries r hich must be maintained, par- icularly in regard to the freedom f the access routes, — Germany's frontiers as they merged from the last war—and vlehru cited the Oder-Neisse line -cannot be changed today with- >ut war. Nehru was asked under what ireumstances India might recog- iize the Communist government jf East Germany—something Soviet Premier Khrushchev has urged Nehru to do. Nehru did not reply directly, jut said: "We do already, in a le facto sense, recognize East lermany—by trading with them and having trading treaties. Our est is, if by recognition we would iclp to solve some of the prob- ems, we would do so. I hope something will come out of the present situation." Nehru was asked why India merely criticized but did not denounce the Soviet Union for its atest series of nuclear weapons ests. "I hope we never come out denouncing anything," he replied. "I don't think that sort of thing nelps. All nuclear tests are evil in themselves. No amount of provocation justifies them. The Soviet Union's resumption shocked us in India. It increased the war psychosis of the world." Adenauer Victory In A Compromise Jackie To Visit India, Pakistan By FRANCES LEWINE WASHINGTON (AP) - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, who already has visited five foreign countries in her 10 months as First Lady, has scheduled an unofficial and private visit to India and Pakistan, starting about Nov. 20. She will be gone about two weeks, according to a While House announcement made late Friday. There were no details of the places she will visit or how she will travel on the journey some 8,000 miles from Washington. The White House said only that the First Lady would go to the two countries "in a private and personal capacity' to visit educational and research centers MRS. JOHN F. KENNEDY and to view the historical art treasures of the two neighboring nations. She made a similar vacation visit to Greece last June after accompanying the President on earlier state visits to Canada France, Austria and England. Mrs. Kennedy will be traveling at her own expense the White House said. The Indian Embassy indicate* that some of the planning on the Indian portion of her trip ma> be made Monday when Presidcn and Mrs. Kennedy entertain In dia's prime minister, Jawaharla Nehru, and his daughter, Mrs Indira Gandhi, in Newport, R.I They extended the invitation t Mrs. Kennedy through U. S. Am bassador J. Kennett Galbrait and will be Mrs. Kennedy's host in India. KONRAD ADENAUER BONN Germany (AP)—Konrad Adenauer's re-election as West German chancellor for the fourth time was virtually assured today. His Christian Democratic party accepted a compromise agreement for a coalition government with the Free Democrats. The Bundestag (Parliament) is expected to meet Tuesday to elect the chancellor. The agreement ended a bitter, seven-week struggle by the 85- year-old chancellor to remain as head of the nation he led out of the rubble of World War II to become one of the world's most powerful-industrial nations. The compromise agreement was reached Friday between Adenauer, other Christian Democratic party leaders and Erich Mende, head of the Free P/emo-1 crats. The original coalition agreement was worked out last month but Adenauer then made various changes in an attempt to reduce the role in the new government of the smaller coalition partner. Most of the difficulties were over domestic issues, such as social and financial legislation, and the Free Democrats insisted that the original agreement be allowed to stand. Nah One Of 10 "Most Wanted" PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP)-Arizona highway patrolman arrested John Robert Sawyer Friday, five days aftor he had been added to the FBI's list of 10 most wanted criminals. Sawyer, 30, was stopped in Wickenburg, 50 miles northwest of Phoenix, by Patrolman Bernard C. Irwin Jr., who spotted Sawyer's car on the highway and followed him into the city. Sawyer offered no resistance. Brought to Phoenix, he waived preliminary hearing and was held in lieu of S50,000 bond on charges of robbing a branch of the First Wcstsidc Bank of Omaha, Neb., last Aug. 7. Sawyer is charged with being one of two men who escaped with $72,599 after beating the manager and taking him and his wife to the bank, where the manager was forced to open the vault. John Vito Moise, accused of being the other robber, was arrested in New York Oct. 23. School Becomes Shelter BELIZE, British Honduras (AP) —A Roman Catholic school closed because of damage by hurricane Hattie has become a shelter for victims of the storm. Some 200 homeless are cared for there daily. The official death count from Hattie passed 163 late friday. The government said so many were missing that it would be weeks before an accurate accounting could be made. \n estimated 75 per cent of Belize's building were destroyed or damaged. The government said the capital would be moved inland from the exposed Caribbean coast to higher ground. The nuns, Sisters of Mercv from Massachusetts, Rhode Is- 'and. England, Ireland and British Honduras, spent the night of *he hurricane praying. "The sisters went to their rooms early Monday night," related the sister superior. "Then, as the storm raged, they became nervous, and came out." She continued: "We went to the chapel and said rosaries. "The door to the chapel began to open under the impact of wind and water, even though it had been boarded up. 1 took the Blessed Sacrament to the second floor. We knelt by the sacrament and prayed. 'Our eardrums felt as though they were going to burst during the storm, something like on a high altitude airplane ride. ; 'We remained with the sacrament all night. We were unhurt. The next day we replaced the altar, which had been blown to another part of the chapel, and put the sacrament back." Expect Close Vote In Texas Election By JOE BENHAM SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)-A close vote was expected today as this southern Texas city chose a congressman to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Paul Kilday, a Democrat, to become a judge of the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. Clear weather and 60-degree temperatures were forecast. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. Democratic State Sen. Harry B. Gonzalez and Republican John Goode Jr., were regarded as the leading candidates in the race, in which President Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Governor Price Daniel and a number of senators and congressmen played a part. G. H. Allen, 78, a retired veterinarian; Norman Brock, 53, a rare book dealer; and Ernest Cude, 54, a printer, candidates. Johnson campaigned for Gonzalez in person and on television Thursday and Friday, and scheduled six hours of hand-shaking and off-the-cuff speeches this aft- Bombs Rock Ghana ACCRA, Ghana (AP)—Bombs planted by terrorists exploded in this capital today, damaging a statue of President Kwame Nkrumah, the strong man president, and a war memorial. One person was injured. Nkrumah, who has moved forcefully against all political opposition, remained at his residence, Flagstaff House, guarded as usual by soldiers and police. A spokesman said he was "not unduly concerned by the explosions." One bomb damaged the big bronze statue of Nkrumah standing in front of Parliament. Workmen hurriedly threw up scaffolding to prevent the statue from toppling. A second bomb exploded almost simultaneously in nearby Black Star Square. The bomb blew out a granite block from a huge white granite war memorial arch re- also were sembling the Arch of Triumph in Paris, A night watchman at the me- ernoon. Eisenhower toured the city Monday campaigning for Goode, and sent the GOP candidate a telegram Friday night re-affirming the endorsement. morial was injured by the bomb blast. He said he was praying at the time of the explosion and did not see the bomb planted. An official of the Public Works Department said he thought the explosions were caused by gun cotton and were the work of amateurs. Police said only that the bombings were the work of terrorists. "Servants For Officers" WASHINGTON (AP) — A Connecticut congressman who is a former West Pointer and Army officer has asked President Kennedy to prevent enlisted men from being used as "officers' servants." Rep. Frank Kowalski, D-Conn., said he wrote to Kennedy Friday after he received a report on an investigation he had asked the Office of the Comptroller General to make at Ft. McNair in Washington. Kowalski said the federal auditors reported that 25 sergeants were doing nothing but household duties for 14 .senior military officers and one State Department official living on the post. Sees No Need For U.S. Troops In South Viet Nam Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday—0 During November—,') During 19(il—R r > Comparable IHliU |x'riod-~UI) Prescriptions-Ram y, CH 2-3092 adv. WASHINGTON (AP) - Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, just returned from Southeast Asia, has indicated he would not recommend sending U.S. troops to Communist- threatened South Viet Nam. Taylor made his report to President Kennedy Friday in a two- hour conference. Officials said Taylor recommended a series of actions for strengthening South Viet Nam against Communist guerrilla attacks. What he told Kennedy was not revealed by the White House. Also at Friday's conference was tween government, army head- Walt W. Rostow, deputy special quarters and outlying villages, assistant to the President for na- Intensification of training beini; tional security affairs. He accom- j provided by U.S. guerrilla warfare specialists and by military advisers. panied Taylor to Southeast Asia 'ay W. tiildner, associate Whit* House press secretary, would not I comment on reports that Taylor ! had recommended the United States increase its aid to South Viet Nam rather than send U.S. 'orces there at this time. The general's party spent seven lays in South Veit Nam and two clays in Thailand. Among military changes recom- * * * Says Reel China Plans Invasion «ut Taylor told newsmen i mcnded ,„ Kennedy by Taylor, "" i r>l i/it* I ir\/«n 1 >mrl I nf I •) t A Hfll*n\l"^ .. -_... ,i I ^""i earlier, upon landing at Andrews Air Force Base, that "human resources" in South Viet Nam arc adequate, thus indicating he did not plan to recommend sending U.S. forces there now. The White House said Kenm-dy would consider Taylor's report after Secretary of State Dean Rusk returns Sunday from the Far East. said officials, were these: Ucttcr and faster collection of intelligence to enable the South Viet Nam army to strike back at guerrillas more swiftly. Rc-orgunization of Hit- army's command structure to give officers in the field more authority to make decisions. Improml communications be- TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — The independent, English-language China Post said today Communist China has assigned throe field armies, totaling about 000 troops, to serve as vanguards for an invasion of South Viet Nam when an opportune time comes. There was no confirmation of the report which the newspaper credited to unnamed intelligence sources. "Present indications are that the Reds might make their first move around the end of the year," the Post said.

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