The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 9, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 284 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1961 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES Side Swip es TRENTON, N. J. (AP) - Mrs. Robert "B. Mcyner has some reassuring words for Betty Hughes who will succeed her as New Jersey's first lady in January. Mrs. Mayner said Wednesday that Morven, the governor's mansion, has nine bedrooms. Gov.-elect and Mrs. Richard J. Hughes have nine children. »-» ""-•«, Do-It-Y our self NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) Mayor Victor Schiro's chauffeur returned from a repair shop with an estimate of $22 for straightening a dented hubcap on the may or's official car. "No soap," said the mayor. He got a hammer and pounded oul the dent himself. New Appeal For Slayer LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A second appeal effort wa< launched Wednesday on behalf o Lowell Lee Andrews, one-time University of Kansas sophomore under sentence to hang for slaying his parents and sister while he was home on Thanksgiving vaca tion three years ago. Judge Kenneth Harmon accepted a writ of habeas corpus filed in Leavonworth County Districk Court and set a hearing on it Nov. 21. This had the effect of blocking Andrew's execution until the new legal action runs its course, perhaps all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Andrews was scheduled to die March 9 but his attorneys got a stay from Judge Arthur J. Stanley Jr. in federal court, two days before the scheduled execution, in order to make an appeal to Washington. The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal, on a technicality. Commission Won't Reconsider Petition Attorney Rules Supporting Information Filed Too Late The Ottawa city commission announced last, night that it will not reconsider its earlier decision on a petition calling for an election on the power plant expansion proposal. The decision was that the petition failed because of insufficient STOUT! — This is part of base for emergency flood gates at Main Street bridge, section of local flood protection works of Corps of Army Engineers. Heavy steel is being placed in concrete structures to stand pressure of flood waters in case of ex- treme flooding that might require use of gates. List & Clark, Kansas City, Is contractor. This concrete gang works under supervision of R. J. Heatwnle, Wichita, foreman. (Herald Photo by Lamar Phillips) X-15 Tops Speed Mark EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—The X15 rocket plane flashed a record 4,070 miles an hour today in its long awaited all- out speed dash—and landed safely despite a shattered windshield. The research craft, its mighty engine for the first time wide open until fuel exhaustion, topped its speed by 70 m.p.h. Only U.S. and Soviet astronauts 4,000 m.p.h. designed maximum in missile-boosted capsules have gone faster than Air Force Maj. Bob White flew in the X15 today. The 37-year-old test pilot set his mark in a level run at 95,000 feet, pulled up to 100,000 feet while maneuvering to test high-speed handling, then experienced a shattered windshield as he glided to earth. Would Stop Free Calls TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Corporation Commission Wednes day approved applications to cease free telehone service be tween certain towns in Osage anc Franklin counties. Approved were aplications by United Telephone Co. to halt free service between Lyndon anc Quenemo, both in Osage Coun ty, and between Centropolis anc Pomona, both in Franklin Coun ty- Also approved was a joint ap plication by United and the Olive' Telephone Co., to halt free serv ice between Olivet and Melvern in Osage County. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Scattered light showers tonight; Friday partly cloudy; lows tonight near 40; highs Friday 55-60. High temperature yesterday, 61; low today, 31: high year ago today, 37; low year BRO today, 28; record high this date, 77 in 1954; record low this date, OU's Fund Drive Off To Flying Start THEODORE BRILL Hire New English Teacher Theodore Brill has been hired by the Ottawa school board to teach eighth grade English, Supt. Henry A. Parker announced today. Parker said Brill will succeed Mrs. Sylvia Craig who has asked to be relieved of her contract on Dec. 1 to accompany her husband who is being transferred to New Mexico. This is her second year in the Ottawa system. Brill, who now lives at the Carter apartments, is currently employed at Crites. He has three hours to go on his degree from Emporia State and is taking his final course by correspondence. Parker said Brill has completed the required teaching courses to handle the subjects he will teach. $19,900. This was the figure that came out of the first report meeting of the Ottawa Centennial advance gifts drive. Drive workers met last night at the North American Hotel to report results. Robert A. Anderson who is chairman of the advance gifts group, said that 20 contributions had been received. Fifteen of the gifts pledged over the next Ihree years totaled $500 or more. One pledge was for $6,000. Goal of the total drive in Ottawa and the county is $150,000, and across the nation, $500,000. Next report meeting of the advance gifts committee will be Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, Milo M. Hewitt, general chairman of the drive, announced today that Lester Moore has accepted the position as chairman for the general drive in Ottawa and the county. This section of the effort will start after Thanksgiving. Moore, who heads Moore Chevrolet-Olds, said today that "you can be sure I'll give this drive every effort I can." He is a native of Franklin County. Both he and his wife, Barbara, formerly lived in Wellsville. LESTER MOORE The Moores live at 432 E. llth. They have two daughters, Teresa, 13, and Diane, 11. He has been in the car business here since 1957. A member of the Masonic Lodge, Moore is a veteran of World War 2. Tauy's Toot May the book fair give the old TV set a much-needed rest. Rayburn Weaker BONHAM, Tex. (AP) - House Speaker Sam Rayburn, suffering from cancer, seemed weaker today and less alert, his physician, Dr. Joe Risser, reported. Risser said the speaker 79, had a restful night. Fire Kills Man Destroys Home Anderson County officials are attempting to establish the identity of a body believed to be that of August Ohmes, 64-year-old bachelor, of near Greeley, Anderson County Sheriff Don Hermreck said today. The body was discovered in the ruins of the Ohmes farm home following a blaze which leveled the structure late yesterday. The fire was discovered by the daughter of Hubert Lickteig shortly after 11 p.m., the sheriff said. Although the body was burned beyond recognition, Hermreck ex- plained, authorities have no rea son to believe that it is noi Ohmes. He added, however, thai a denture check is being con ducted. The body was taken to the Far ris Funeral Home, Garnett. Cause of the fire has not been determined, he said, adding tha the frame structure was heatec by wood and lighted by coal oi lamps. It was not wired for elec tricity. The body of a dog believed ti have been with Mr. Ohmes ha not yet been found. Supports Anderson For Judge? ~ TOPEKA (AP) — The Topeka Daily Capital quotes Rep. Floyd Breeding, D-Kas., that selec- ion of Gov. John Anderson for a ederal district judgeship would >e all right if a Republican is named to one of two such posts now open in Kansas. The newspaper, in a story by ilon Kull, said Breeding still favors naming two Democrats but hat if a Republican is chosen he ;hinks Anderson would be satisfactory. Kull said the assumption is that elevation of Anderson to the federal bench would give the Democrats a better chance of electing a chief executive in 1962. If Anderson were appointed, Lt. Harold Chase would become chief executive and undoubtedly would run for the Republican nomination in 1962. Breeding has been mentioned as a possible contender for the; Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The congressman said he has made no recommendation for Anderson. £ signatures. A citizens committee on Nov. 1. filed affidavits supporting the petition and asked for reconsideration. The commission based its earlier decision on a ruling by the city attorney that certain signatures on the petition were to be discounted because they didn't appear on the petition as they appear in the voter registration books. With these signatures discounted, and others because they didn't meet legal requirements, the number of names was about 100 less than the 972, or 20 per cent of the registered voters, re quired, the commissioners deter mined. The affidavits filed by the citizens committee last week were in support of the signatures discounted because they appeared on the petition differently from the way they appear in the registration books. The affidavits stated that the discarded signa tures were known by the commit tee to be those of registered vo- Plane Crash Kills Five WASHINGTON (AP)-The Navy reported today a P2V patrol plane crashed in Antarctica, killing five of the nine men aboard. The Navy said it had received only preliminary information on the crash, which occurred as the plane was taking off from Wilkes Station. 10, 1210, to suggest that supplementary information submitted after the last day for filing he petition of protest is entitled to consideration. "There is nothing to suggest that it is contemplated there should be a reconsideration of a decision already made because of submission of additional information." The final paragraph of the city attorney's opinion stated: "It is my opinion that it is proper for you not to give consideration to the letter dated Nov. 1, * * * 1961, and the attachments which are the subject of this memorandum. It is further my opinion that it is proper for you to decline to reconsider your previous decision at this time." Following the report of the city attorney, it was announced by the city officials that their earlier decision will stand. The letter accompanying the affidavits, submitted on Nov. 1 to the city officials, was signed by W. W. Robe, L. E. Wightman, R. D. Waymire, Lyle D. Hanes, Virgil Wiggins and Myron Steere, members of the citizens' committee. declared a fail- the city's de- I The petition, ure, protested cision to issue revenue bonds uj. to $780,000 to pay for a new generator for the power plant. The commission has continued with its plan and has asked for bids on the generator. Bids ar« to be opened Nov. 22. * * * ters. Last night, City Attorney Doug las Gleason presented an opinion on the submission of the affidavits to the effect that they were filed too late. In part, the opinion stated: "It is the general theory of these cases that the adequacy of a petition of protest should be determined as of the last day for filing the petition or the last .day for consideration of it by the governing body. "Its adequacy should be determined on the basis of the petitions, themselves, as supplemented by affidavits or other pert i n e n t information submitted prior to or on the last day for filing or making the determination." The opinion continued: "At the time you considered the petition, and on the basis of what then had been submitted, you determined the petition of protest was insufficient. "Since then there have been two offers of additional material which the protestants c o n- tend should persuade you to reconsider and reverse the decision you have already made. There is nothing in the statute G. S. 1949, LOOK INSIDE FOR: Educational surveys for base for action, Editorial, Pg. 4 Kennedy says U. S. Defense second to none, Pg. 8. Plane crash kills 77, Pg. 9. Cheerful people in Kuala Lumpur, Pg. 4. Paola postmaster to speak in Ottawa again, Pg. 5. A Citizens Committee Chartered An Ottawa citizens committee, dedicated to "efficient cify and county government" and "elimination of all graft and corruption", has been chartered by the State of Kansas. The charter was granted late yesterday. Incorporators of the non-profit organization are Lyle D. Hanes, G. C. Robe, R. W. , Virgil Wig-. Waymire, gins, W. W. Robe, Myron S. Steere and L. E. Wightman. The organization will be known officially as Citizens Committee of Ottawa, Kas., Inc. Its charter states that its purposes are: "To promote and encourage honest, efficient city and county government within the City of Ottawa and the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to contribute to the up-building and preservation of the democratic way of life, maintain those high ideals contained in the Constitution of the United States and the elimination of all graft and corruption; and do all things necessary and incidental to objects herein expressed." The group is the same one which, as individuals, promoted the passing of petitions in opposition to the city's sale of $780,000 in, revenue bonds to expand the city's light plant. More than 1,300 names were obtained by the petition passers, but their petitions were rejected by the city commission as insufficient. This same group previously had indicated it would file a court action to prevent the city from selling the revenue bonds, buying an engine and also to force the matter to a public vote. Today, a spokesman for the new organization said that the legal action would b* taken in a few days. He also slated that an organizational meeting of the citizens committee would b« held next Monday. Exact time will be announced later. He added that the group would sell $1 memberships to those interested in good government. Introduction To Good Books , 22 in 1936: hourly temperatures, hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m ..... .35 9 p. m in a. m ........ 40 10 p. m 11 a. m ........ 43 11 p. m Noon • ....... 47 Midnight 1 p. m ........ 49 1 a. m 2 p. m ........ 51 2 a. m 3 p. m ........ 51 3 a. m 4 p. m ........ 51 4 a. m B p. m ........ 48 5 a. m 6 p. m ........ 42 6 a. m 7 p. m ....... 38 7 a. m 8 u. m ....... SS H s. m The free Community Book Fair, to be at Carnegie Free Library Nov. 13 through Nov. 17, has been planned for all county residents and visitors. What is a book fair? It is, primarily, a display of a carefully chosen collection of books to acquaint everyone with the best in new juvenile and adult literature. This display will be mostly -of juvenile books but will include many for some adults. Included will be about 500 "Let's Read Together" books which have been loaned by Kansas State Teachers Association through Ruth Gagliardo. In addition there will be a display of how a book is put together and some original art illustrations of children's books. As an added feature the Ottawa University drama department will present a skit, "Why The Chimes Rang." The fair will be open to the public in the evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. A class visitation schedule for local and county schools has been arranged. A preview showing has been arranged for Sunday afternoon for teachers and the approximately 20 sponsoring groups. Monday evening's program will feature stories and autographing by a special guest author, Georgia Tucker Smith, of Kansas City. At 7:30 p.m. "Westward Ho" summer reading program awards will be presented to Eugene Field and Hawthorne pupils. Tuesday evening's program will include an appearance by special guest author, Alberta Wilson Constant, Independence, Mo., and presentation of "Westward Ho" awards to Garfield, Lincoln and Sacred Heart punils Wednesday evening's program will feature a reading improvement demonstration by Milton H. Adler from Kansas City Audio-Visual, and local authors of' published books have been invited to be present. Thursday evening feature will be a special chalk talk by Mrs. C. J. Milton Jr., and Mrs. P. R. Jamison. On display will be about 50 original pictures by Ottawa school children to illustrate books they have read. Hostesses will be present to answer questions for visitors BOOKS IN SPOTLIGHT — An idea of what Ottawa's Community Book Fair, Nov. 13-16, is all about is depicted in this picture of Nancy Lnllar and Allen Unruh, members of book selection coinmitlea K<>t 'he idea? (Hi-raM Pholn hv |j.u Smilh*

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