The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 8, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 283 OTTAWA, KANSAS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES America The Beautiful, And Mighty \avy Bomber Down With Eleven Aboard Something of "America The Beautiful" . . . "spacious skies . . . mountain's majesty", Old Glory waving high, plus something of the grimness of the cold war, are combined in this photo taken by Robert B. Wellington, Herald editor and publisher, in "Missile Park" at White Sands, N. Mex. Towering in foreground is Army's potent weapon, the Corporal missile. Between it and the mountains is headquarters building for sprawling base where weapons of the future are fired. (See other missile pictures on Pg. 10) Side Swipes Gives Wellsville Unification View on TAMPA, Smith Jr., Wellsville's representative the Franklin County school unifi Fla. (AP) — Alonzo i ca tion subcommittee last night asked to be excused from jury duty because he had to work. "The boss man said I had to work or there wouldn't be any place for me to work," Smith said Tuesday. "Well, then, maybe we can straighten your boss man out," said Judge Carl Durrance. "Who do you work for?" "The city," said Smith. Durrance said he would talk to Mayor Julian Lane about the situation. outlined his district's idea for the northeast section of the county. W. D. Farney, who represents Wellsville, said his board feels the Marais des Cygnes River would make a good southern boundary for the Wellsville district. He said the Wellsville board Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday— 2 (x). During November—8. During 1901—441. Comparable 1960 period-424. x—Includes one earlier fatality not previously reported. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Generally fair through Thursday; warmer Thursday; lows tonight around 30; highs Thursday 50s. High temperature yesterday, 55; low today 27; high year ago today, 81; low ago today 47; record high this 80 In 1931; record low this date 1896; hourly temperatures, 24 today: B p. m 10 p. m 11 p. m feels that half of District 14, Peoria, north of the river, should be in the Wellsville area. In addition, he said, his board feels Dis- :ricts 28, 48, 67, 100 and Le Loup belong in the Wellsville area. The subcommittee discussed petitions being passed in some districts, the Supreme Court review of Senate bill 400 and asked County Supt. Maurice Ponton to write a progress report on subcommittee work to be submitted to the state. 16 In hours ending 8 a.m 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Moon 1 p, 2 P. 3 p, 4 P 6 p 6 p 1 P « P m. m. m. m. in. m. m. Midnight 1 2 3 4 5 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. The group also issued an invitation to any school district in the county which desires to meet with the subcommittee to discuss the unification bill. Any districts so desiring should call the county superintendent. The subcommittee also agreed not to meet until Dec. 4, hoping a Supreme Court ruling on the unification bill would be issued by that time. Gas Service Workers On Job Ottawa Gas Service Company employes have returned to work, but there has been no word that the strike, which idled some 600 of the company's workers in a 4- state area, has been settled. Prcscriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv Endorse Bill To Cut Surplus WICHITA (AP) — Sen. Frank Carlson and Rep. Floyd Breeding, opponents in political warfare, joined Tuesday in endorsing a bill to decrease wheat surpluses, improve farm income and 'prevent excessive grain storage. The Legislators were guests at a dinner meeting of The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and Kansas Wheat Commission. Sen. Carlson, Concordia, Republican, was instrumental in introduction of the "Wheat Marketing Act of 1961" in the U.S. Senate. An identical bill was proposed in the House by Rep. Breeding, Rolla Democrat. "It is gratifying to work together for Kansas and the nation's wheat growers," Breeding said. The two have cooperated in drafting the wheat marketing bill, originally formed by The National Association of Wheat Growers. Carlson and Breeding, former wheat farmers, said there is growing support in Washington for the bill. Saturday A Holiday For Some Ottawa retail businesses, generally, will remain open for business Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. Many offices, however, will be closed. These will include the banks, courthouse, savings and loan associations, library, city hall and others. A number of offices in Ottawa are always closed on Saturday anyway. These include federal and state offices, as well as the Gas Service Co. office and the office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. The postoffice will be closed, and there will be no mail deliveries. JFK, Nehru Discussing Cold War WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy and India's Prime Minister Nehru engaged in their third round of marathon talks today on the whole range of cold war problems. This session was an addition to their original schedule. The Indian leader said the extra meeting with the President was simply a continuation of the conversations they have held over the past two days. Kennedy also holds a news conference late this afternoon. So far, Kennedy and Nehru have discussed most of the major problems of the cold war, including Southeast Asia, Berlin and nuclear testing. The latter was one of the points of sharpest disagreement between the United States and India before Nehru's arrival Monday. Nehru, informants said, held that a voluntary moratorium on testing should be renewed with the Soviet Union and that this would not stop an agreement on controls from being worked out during the moratorium. The United States view is that a moratorium on testing places restraint on open societies such as the United States but does not prevent closed societies such as the Soviet Union from preparing for or conducting tests in secret. Two Bodies, Life Raft Are Found BOSTON (AP) — A Navy bomber with a crew of 11 crashed in the Atlantic today en route from the carrier Lake Champlain to its home base in Brunswick. Maine. Two bodies and a life raft from the plane were recovered by the carrier. i For several hours, the bomber Brunswick all the way to the was listed as missing. The first bomber's last reported location indication it had crashed came, about 300 miles off Virginia, with the recovery of the bodies Thc scarch conccntrated a i ong a 125-mile wide track running from Brunswick, Maine, past Texas and the empty life raft. The Navy's 1st District headquarters in Boston, which reported the recovery, did not say where the bodies were found. The carrier was off Virginia when the plane took off this morning for its Maine base. The bodies were not immediately identified. The Navy advised Coast Guard headquarters in Boston that the P2V bomber commonly used in antisubmarine training was last reported at 7:40 a.m., EST. The Coast Guard said it was estimated that the plane's fuel supply would have been exhausted by 10 a.m. Coast Guard planes from Salem, Mass , and Brooklyn, N. Y., were rushed into a search off Cape Cod. Also ordered into the quest was the cutter Acushnet. Another cutter, the Humboldt, was dispatched from Boston. The Navy said no trouble was indicated in the last message from the plane. A squadron of planes sped off on a huge search southward from Tower II 100 miles off Cape Cod, and thence to the starting point of the flight. LOOK INSIDE FOR: American businessmen taking lumps abroad, Editorial, Pg. 4 Schools designed for t h« "average," Dr. Nason, Pg. 5, You can live it up in Kuala, Pg. 4. Democrats in major victories. Pg. 8. Army shows its missile might, Pg. 10. Trust in doctor vital to care, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. Nice Weather To Continue TOPEKA (AP) — Fair skies blanketed Kansas today and the Weather Bureau said prospects are for several more days of sunny weather with a gradual warming trend. Forecasters based this estimate on observations which indicate Kansas is in the middle of an enormous high pressure area. Maximum temperatures Tuesday were from 51 at Manhattan to 56 at Pittsburg; lows Tuesday night from 20 at Hill City to 33 at Pittsburg. Indications were for highs today generally around 50 and lows tonight around 30. Forecasters said highs Thursday might range up to 60. Plan County School Board WAKEENEY (AP)-A plan to unify school districts in WaKeeney and Trego County under a single six-man board was approved Tuesday by voters. It was the first such election in the state. Whether the plan can be carried out depends on a ruling to be made by the Kansas Supreme Court on constitutionality of a new law allowing such unification. Ships Collide, Killin Three; Seven Missing HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Two shops carrying oil and chemicals collided and burst into flames Tuesday night in the Houston Ship Channel in Galveston Bay. Three men were killed and seven others were missing. Agents for the vessels indicated 98 persons were aboard when the ships collided 35 miles southeast of Houston. The 50-mile-long waterway runs between the Guli ol Mexico and Houston. The bows of the M.S. Berean, a 9,003-ton Norwegian tanker, and the 494-foot Union Reliance, a Nationalist Chinese freighter, rammed each other. The cause had not been determined. The weather was clear. All the dead and all but one of the missing were from the Union Reliance. All 46 persons aboard the Berean escaped injury but 11 men Ecuador Under Leftist Control Winning Fight Against Fires QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra resigned as president during the night under pressure from the military. The ! army then installed the president of the Supreme Court in the office. But Congress named le'ftist Vice President Carlos Julio Arosemena to head the country. The Supreme Court president, Camilo Gallegos Toledo, took the oath of office as president. There was no clear word- as to the whereabouts of Velasco Ibarra. The army announced it had installed Gallegos because "the breach between the executive and legisativc powers had become so deep it could not be bridged." Congress, on the other hand, elevated the vice president to the position as prescribed in the constitution. Before being thrown out as president for the third time in four times elected to the office, Veasco Ibarra accused Aroscme- I na of being a Communist and try! ing to set up a dictatorship and | said he no longer was vice presi- i dent. LOS ANGELES (AP)-An army of 2,300 men, hacking across flaming canyons, have encircled one of two monstrous fires in the Santa Monica Mountains—and fought the other to a standstill. If winds stay down today, firemen hope to gain the upper hand against both blazes, termed the worst fire outbreak in Southern California history. Tuesday night firemen contained—but did not control—the fire in the Bel-Air area, home of millionaires and movie stars. They drove tractors and bulldozers around fiery brush and inac- disaster area, has appealed to for federal cessible canyons to clear a swath ] About 100 firemen and residents 20 to 25 feet wide around the were injured, none seriously. flames' perimeter. Uov. Edmund G. Brown, who Assessing damage from the declared Los Angeles County three-day-old fires, officials gave this estimate: more than $15 million worth of property damage; 259 homes destroyed (all but nine in the Bel-Air section); hundreds of others badly damaged and scorched; 11,000 acres of mountain watershed, prime defense against spring floods, destroyed Each blaue covers about 5,500 acres. At their closest points, the fires were about one to two miles apart. There were no reports of death. President Kennedy aid. Many of the destroyed homes were in the $100,000 class. Celeb- homes were de- Lancastcr, Joe E. ritics whose stroyed: Burl Brown, Joan Boone, Lawrence Welk, Taylor, James Garner, Army leaders met for four hours ie stars, industrialists, housewives j before deciding to support Galleand school children. Only a few of the displaced residents took advantage of three emergency Red Cross shelters. Many congregated ul the nearby Beverly-Hilton Hotel. They clattered about the spacious lobby — women trailing rnink, children hauling toys, executives carrying expensive paintings and Robert Steve Fontaine, Richard | jewelry. One num. clad in cowboy clothes, lugged in his .saddle and two guns. Most of the property damage is in the Bel-Air portion of the Santa Monica Mountains, known locally as the Hollywood Hilla. Cochran, Fred MacMurray. Thousands fled homes and classrooms. They included former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, mov- had said Congress proclaimed Arosemena president. Velasco Ibarra apparently resigned under army pressure. There were reports he had flown to Panama, Other reports, not confirmed immediately, said he had taken refuge in the Argentine Embassy. aboard the Union Reliance were treated for burns, exposure, and shock. Five of the 11 were hospitalized and three were in critical condition. Wen Tsai Hsu, 46, captain of the Union Reliance, told reporter? the collision occurred alter he had anchored for the night. Capt. Sten Larsen said the freighter struck his tanker. He said the freighter was dropping anchor but still moving. The Berean, launched earlier this year, was bound for Houston. The Union Reliance had left Port Houston six hours before the collision bound for New Orleans. The Berean burned five hours-. A skeleton crew then moved the ship under its own power to Bolivar Roads near the port of Galveston. The Union Reliance was almost destroyed by the fire, which was allowed to burn itself out. The Coast Guard said it would start an inquiry to determine the cause of the collision. The tanker carried explosive chemicals, solvents and animal fats. The freighter had oil in barrels on her deck and lumber in the holds. Tally's Toot This Arosemena looks mighty, un-lak a rose. gos. Later Gen. Gonzalo Villacis, director of the National Military Academy, announced the army's decision to the country by radio. Gullcgos was reported to be making up a Cabinet list representing all parties in an effort to restore pence to this strife-torn country. By backing the Supreme Court president, the army passed over both Velasco Ibarra and left- leaning Carlos Julio Arosemena, the vice president. Gallegos was second in succession to the presidency after Arosemena. Reports from Guayaquil during the night HOMECOMING QUEEN — Mary Nan Scamman, tall, redheaded junior in music education from Tarkio, Mo,, has been selected as queen to reign over University of Kansas home* coming festivities in Lawrence, Nov. 10-11. Crowning of to* queen will take place at half-time ceremonies in the K.U.-K»n- sas State game Nov. IL

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