The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 9, 1961 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, November 9, 1961
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74 U.S. Soldiers Die In Plane Crash RICHMOND, Va. (AP)-Seventy-seven persons, nearly all of them young Army recruits on their way to camp for basic training, perished near here Wednesday night in the flaming crash of an Imperial Airlines Constellation. Only the pilot and the flight engineer of the big plane, which carried 74 servicemen and a crew of five, survived when it crashed into a marshy woodland ravine while attempting an emergency landing at Richmond's Byrd Field with two of its four engines dead. Firemen played streams of foam extinguisher on the smoldering skeleton of the plane in the early morning hours. A Civil Air Patrol officer at the scene, Lt. Col. Alfred C. Nowit- sky, said identifications might never be complete. "All the bodies were consumed that were left in the plane," Nowitsky said. "There was nothing anybody could dp except contain the fire.' The pilot of the Ronald Conway, 29, of West Hollywood, Fla., said he survived by climbing out a window in the cockpit after the crash. His flight engineer, W. F. Poythress, 30, of Miami, escaped through a door, Neither was critically hurt. Conway told newsmen there were 78 recruits aboard the plane with its crew of five. Army lists of the passengers, however, showed only 74 servicemen on the aircraft, 70 of them recruits and them regular Army plane, Capt. Recalls Mine Blast By LAWRENCE A. BARRETT The Pittsburg Headlight Written for The Associated Press FRONTENAC, Kas. (AP)Seventy-three years ago today 164 miners were at work deep in Santa Fe Mines No. 2 of the Pittsburg Co. and Cherokee Coal Mining Williamsburg News Shows Film At Church By MRS. FRANK WISCOMBE Rev. George Lambert conducted services Sunday at the Free Methodist Church and showed slides entitled, "My Beloved Latvia. He is a native Russian and preached in Latvia for years. His family and friends escaped in an open boat. He is a field representative for the European Evangelistic Crusade. The J. W. Bennetts accompanied their grandson, Jim Brown to Harrisonville, Mo., Sunday and Suddenly a roar and a trembling j of the earth signaled disaster. It told that a mine explosion had occurred and struck terror in the hearts of wives and children of the miners. The force of that Friday explosion closed the mouth of the mine and put the cage out of commission. Rescue teams were formed immediately. Doctors and nurses were summoned. Miners from nearby camps arrived to give a hand. Little by little the mouth of the •haft was cleared and the grim work of bringing up the dead and Injured began. Snow began falling •oon after the blast, adding to the difficulties. Many theories were advanced for the cause of the accident. In those days, it was customary lor miners at the end of their day'i work to drill holes in the "face" of the room where they had been taking coal, tamp powder or dynamite into the holes, attach long fuses and then go home. When the working was deserted, a quick moving young fellow would start at one end of the mine and, racing along, would light first one fuse and then another—and reach a safe place before the explosions began. It this way tons of coal would be blown loose for the miners to scoop into cars when they returned the next morning. At times, however, a fuse would fail to ignite the powder. A miner, unaware that a charge had not gone off, could set off a blast by striking the explosive with a pick. It is possible such a thing touched off the explosion that took 47 lives on that dismal day, Nov. 9, 1888. spent the day with their son, Ray Brown. Jim Brown is a studnet at 0. U. in Ottawa. The Lloyd Neals were dinner guests Sunday of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Post, and Mike, Manhattan. Mr. and Mrs. Post are students at K- State. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neal, Jeri, Shawn and Dana drove to Salina Sunday, and visited their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Seamon. four of enlistees. It was the worst plane crash in Virginia history, with fatalities far exceeding the toll of 50 in the crash of a Capital Airlines Viscount at Holdcroft on Jan. 18, 1960. The last big crash near here was in 1946 when 27 perished in the crash of a Viking Air Transport Co. plane. The Imperial Constellation, one of three Imperial aircraft under contract to the Army to haul recruits, had taken off from Newark, N.J. and stopped at the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pa., airport and at Baltimore, Md., to pick up additional recruits destined for Ft. Jackson, S.C., for basic training. The Army's listing showed that 22 recruits and 4 regular Army enlistees boarded the plane at Newark, 31 recruits boarded her at Wilkes-Barre-Scranton airport at Avoca, Pa., and 17 at Baltimore's Friendship International Airport. The Federal Aviation Agency said the plane developed engine trouble about 10 miles west of Richmond and headed for Byrd Field, just east of the city limits, for an emergency landing. Witnesses at the airport said it first flew over the field at an altitude of only 700 to 800 feet and seemed to be operating on only two engines — both on the same side of the plane. Stanton News Birthday Dinner By OLLIE BRASSFIELD Vinton Foster entertained Sunday evening at a supper in honor of Otis Foster's birthday which was Monday. Present were Otis, Roy Foster and Willis Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wobker and sons were Friday evening guests of her brother, Cleo Hill, and family, Ottawa, and were sup per guests Sunday evening of his mother, Mrs. Edith Wobker, Osawatomie. Callers the past week at the George Brassfield home were Donna Brassfield, Edgerton; Mrs Lawrence Wobker, Mrs. Alma Me- Koon, Mrs. Daisy Gurlock, An ioch; Mrs. Marie Secrest, Otta-' w.a; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Evans, arl Yackle and Judy and Janie Cubbertson, Paola; Otis Foster, Sruce Devins, Chuck Jentzsch and Jim Chamberlin Mr. and Mrs. Jim Richardson and Ida Marie, Kansas City, called on Mr. <and Mrs. Kenneth Evans and sons and were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wobker and family, Fontana. Mr. Ansel Hill and Lloyd, Lane, called on Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wobker and sons Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon McKooft and family were among those at the Ray Redick home in Rantoul for dinner Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Evans and sons spent Thursday in Kan sas City with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Richardson, and Ida Marie. Then were evening callers of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wobker and family, Fontana. ^ QUALITY means more milkpnfita Consistent quality in balk tank manufacturing assures you a high quality performance in the milk house where it pays off in profits. Economical direct-expansion refrigeration in both "atmospheric" and "vacuum" models ... sizes from 90 to 2000 gallons . , . built- THE OTTAWA HERALD Thursday, Nov. 9, 1961 1. Tht Jan* ftrflcer RUM <* quality. Bold enly •( AfcP. thtw tupwb B«M Fjuta art guaranteed to ym lit tmty my or WH refund tontfht.' Jane Parker •-- Reg. 35c Boll Type Donuts... "! 29c Jant Parker Reg. 39e Dote Coffee Cake. E , 35c Jane Parker 16-oz. Loaf—Reg. 29c Loaf Raisin Bread 2 Fo , 49c Jane Parker 16-oz. Loaf—Reg. 25c Loaf Potato Bread..... 2 For 35c YOUR GUARANTEE OF QUALITY ... JANE PARKER BAKED FOODS! in controls and tither remote or •elf-contained condensing units. C.IJP. cleaning is an optional choice. 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Mrs. Pearl Butter came home Sunday from Ransom Memorial Hospital, where she had been for several weeks after suffering a heart attack. Her son, Leroy Butter, Plymouth, and his family visited her. Mrs. Butter will be bedfast for several weeks yet. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Freck and his sister, Mrs. A. Freck, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana were house guests Friday and Saturday of the J. C. Ashcrafts. Rex and Pat Kendall, Wichita, were Saturday callers. The S. T. Thorntons enjoyed a weekend in the Ozarks. They were Saturday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hettick, Oswego; formerly of Williamsburg; spent the night in Cassville, Mo., were in Roaring River and were Sunday supper gusets of a niece, Mrs. Harold Malone, in Oskaloosa. Weekend guests of the Frank Davises were Mr. and Mrs. Weidon Epperson, Kansas City, the Kenneth Eppersons, Overland Park and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Davis, Rodney and Karen, Kansas City. The men came to hunt. Sunday Richard Davis and Laura Griswold, also of Kansas City called. Frank Davis, who had been in the Veteran hospital, returned with them for a checkup. W.S.C.S. met Thursday with Mrs. Wayne Reichard. The theme was "Jesus Christ, Light of the World." The leader was Mrs. S. T. Thornton. Program leaders were Vena McMillan and Mrs. Dessa Trabert. Mrs. Lena Bennett, and Mrs. Mildred Decker, who attended the District meeting in Ottawa gave reports on it. The December meeting will feature a Christmas Service. Clothing will be brought for teenage girls to be sent to Epworth Girls Home, York, Neb. Seventeen members were present. Super Right, Hickory-Smoked Sliced Bacon Sugar Cured 1-Lb. Pkg. 55 e Center Cut, Smoked "Super-Right" Brand, Pure 602 Maple OGG'S MARKET We Deliver Plenty FREE Parking CH 2-3442 Ham Slices Lb 89c Pork Sausage..... V«t 39c Rump Roast or Sirloin Tip u 89c Cap'n John's, Frozen Fillets Ocean Perch, Pkg.' 396 88 C SAIE Mix 'em ... Match 'em Stock-up Nowl L«M»r Quantifies Sold at Regular Low Prices/ Lb. Sweet Rasher Lean Pork U.S. CHOICE ROUND STEAK ••• ~^^r FRESH Fancy Veal Ground Beef 2 Lb , 89c Cutlets u, 89c c BACON, 49c 45c FANCY RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT 10 Fo , 49c Golden Delicious Fresh APPLES 2 Lb, 29e Green Beans L» 23c Celery Hearts, Mushrooms, Coconuts, Mixed Nuts, Dates — Public Auction 1 will sell the following at public auction located at 911 Willow Street, Ottawa, Kas., on Saturday, Nov. 11,1961 (Starting at 1:00 P.M.) In case of rain sale will be held at Printy's Auction House, 1136 N, Main. Maytag square tub washer; refrigerator, gas range; 2 piece living room set, blue; knee hole desk; radio combination; bed; springs & mattress; chest of drawers; pine bedding chest; occasional chair; stand table; dining table & chairs; china cabinet; blond desk; radio; 2 twin'chest of drawers; metal spool bed; springs & mattress; oval stand; rollaway bed; studio couch; youth chair; lot of bedding; dishes; 2 coolers; 4 fish aquariums, and many articles too numerous to mention. NORMA LOUX, Owner Terms: Cash, Not responsible for accidents Aucts: Ben Printy & Son. Clerk: Jean Printy SHURFINE Tomato Juice SHURFINE Apple Sauce 46-Oz. Cans 3 303 Cans 79c 49c CHIMES Spiced Peaches 3<& 79c THREE DIAMOND MANDARIN ORANGES FLAVOR-KIST BUTTER COOKIES 29c or Choc. Chip Cookies Size B ox 49c 19" IT'S NEW! WOLF BRAND CHILI TAMALES 2 2 303 Cans 303 Cans 49c 45c Welch-Ade, Grape Drink A&P Elberta Peaches Scot Towels Reynolds or Alcoa Aluminum Foil Qt. CM »9-»«. Cm •ig Roll 25-Ft. Roll Your Choice —Any Comstock Pie Apples A&P R.S.P. Cherries Stokley Cut Green Beans Hy Power Tamales 20-ei. Can 16-0*. Cm 15-o>. Can Your Choice —Any 4 r. r Campbell's Mushroom Soup Pik-Nik Shoestring Potatoes Sultana Tuna Flakes Brook's Zesty Catsup 10'/2-o». Cm 4-oi. Cm 6-oi. Can 12-ai. Bri. Your Choice —Any Spoil ISS*»( »«• iSt » Nestle's Chocolate MORSELS 12-0z. Pkg. 39c Kraft Marshmallow CREME 23c Charmin, Asst. Colors TOILET TISSUE 4 Roll Pkg. 33c Northern Luncheon NAPKINS 2/25c SPECIAL SALE SAVE 20c ON A&P Instant Coffee $|19 Stock Uf Now... 10-ox. Jar Whole Ktrnil Niblets Corn Green Giant Peas Mexicorn Cool Wtothtr FavorlU 2 2 2 Cans 17-01. Cans 12-01. Cans 39' 41« 41' CHARMIN Toilet Tissue 4 -Roll Pkg. MARCAL BAGS For Lunches Pkg. of 20 |Q C NORTHERN TISSUE Colored or Whit« 4 -Roll Pkg. Food King OLEO JOY Shurfresh CRACKERS 3 Lbs, ....Giant Size T.h Rnx Spredit Cheese Spread 2 Lbs 49c 60c 25c 59c FROZEN FOODS Shurfine Orange Juice 4 Cans 79c Morton PUMPKIN PIE 2 „, 65c Bespakt GREEN PEAS 2, 39c Hear Ed Wiltse "Fight Against Communism" Nov. 20 DUPOHT SPONGES For Household Use Large Size, Ea. CHEER DETERGENT New Blue 2 Large Size DASH DETERGENT For Automatics 25-oz. Size Pkg. SWAN LIQUID Detergent for Dishes 21-oz. Size Hear ED WILTSE, Memoi'ial Auditorium Mon., Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Ottawa Elks — FREE ANN PAGE PURE PRESERVES YOUR CHO/Cf PEACH, APRICOT or PINEAPPLE 16-OZ. JAR 29 Hi-Ho Crackers Vienna Sausage Pillsbury -Js? Crisco Shortening £S 2 Mb. Pkg. 4-ox. Cans 39' 45' 3 •Lb. Can THE GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA COMPANY, INC. Supermarkets AMIRIU'S DtPINDABll FOOD MIRCHAK1 SINCI US» All prices effective through November 11,1961.

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