The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 11, 1961 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 286 OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1961 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Side Swipes LONDON (AP) - Remember the battle of Volgograd? Clue: It was a turning point in German-Russian phase of World War II. Volgograd is on the Volga. In czarist times it was called Tsai itsyn. J5U1I draw a blank? Well, then, maybe the name Stalingrad will help. The Russians, rewriting history, substituted the name Volgograd for Stalingrad Friday to go along; with the downgrading of Joseph Stalin. Volgograd—the new name—is obviously for the Volga River. The city sprawls across both banks of the Volga. It has a population of about 300,000. Lost Something ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) When an out-of-town motorist ran out of gas in suburban Greece, an obliging policeman brought him a canful. When they started to pour the gasoline into the car, it ran out on the street. Police said the car's gas tank had dropped off a few miles back. Tearful Time MITH Book Fair Schedule SUNDAY Preview showing for teachers and sponsoring groups: 2 to 5 p.m. MONDAY Stories and autographs by author. Ottawa public elementary school hours: 9 a.m. to noon. 1 to 2 p.m County tind Sacred Heart school hours: 2 to 6 p.m. (it'tieral 'public hours: fi to 9 p.m. ~ "Westward Ho" award to Eugene Field and Hawthorne pupils and skit by OU drama department: 7:30 p.m. Noted Author Monday Book Fair Speaker By LOIS SMITH "I shall be glad to talk as many times as you wish Monday evening at the Book Fair about adult or juvenile literature and will work in some original humorous greeting card verse or light verse that might be appropriate." The quote is in a note from Georgia Tucker Smith, Mission, poef, writer of greeting card verse and author of juvenile stories -n-'. authentic tales depicting the American scene. She will be at the Beck Fair Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Smith has been included in "Who's Who in American Women" and will be included in "Who's Who in the Midwest." For the past 17 years, she has written a story a month for Wee Wisdom, in rhymed prose. She calls them "Read Aloud" stories. Each tells a lesson to the child) and usually relates to the adventures of an animal, a child or some inanimate object. Included are such titles as "The Nosey Little Pig", "Tuffy Turtle takes a Tumble" and "The Little Worm That Broke his Squirm". Three volumes of such tales have world- I DALLAS, TEX. (AP)-Norman Grunsfeld, 23, was left in tears Friday when he tried to sell his mother-in-law's car. The dealer found a small device under the front seat and j handed it to Grunsfeld. The de- { Archeologists in this hill town be- vice exploded in Grunsfeld's j tween Pisa and Siena say they hand, spraying both men with tear gas. Find Ancient Roman Theater VOLTERRA. Italy (AP) - Three Men Killed Near Atchison ATCHISON (AP) - Three men were killed and a boy critically Friday night in a headon accident 3'/2 miles south of here on U. S. 73. One of the victims was Paul wide circulation. -, wa g 0n . Mrs. Smith goes each Thursday The Guth, 45, Kansas City, Kan., who was driving south in a station other two were Clifford to a V. A. Hospital to help vet- Campbell. 20. and Johnny Ray erans write poetry and prose for Rogers, 22, both of Atchison. a continuing contest. She writes verse for Hallmarks, Inc., and poems as well as light serious verse. No one knew who put it in the car. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. have found a Roman theater that may be one of the largest and best preserved in Italy. Still excavating the semicircular 2,000-year-old ruin, they es : timate it once seated 5,000 spectators. "-1V Michael Lindquist, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lindquist, Kansas City, Kan., who was riding with Guth, suffered a fractured An exciting time in her life came j skull. He was reported in a crit- in 1948 when American Penwomen | ical condition at an Atchison hos- gave its first award to her bio-1 pital. graphical book, "Leave It to Miss * * * Annie", a narrative of the Tucker family's exodus from Kentucky and their experiences on the plains of Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. Chief characters are her parents. Mrs. Smith, a K. U. bacteric- ogy major, was a laboratory echnician in SU*Joseph's Hospital Kansas City, for 13 years. It was icre she met her husband, the ate Dr. James Smith. She began writing juvenile stores when her son, Jim, now 22, was a baby, to entertain him and instruct him in things about the world. Soon neighbor children were dropping in to hear them, riends asked her to speak then he bagan a radio program. Mrs. Smith is much in demand as a speaker but continues her work with less fortunate persons han herself. She goes regularly o Mercy Hospital to entertain he children with her rhymed stories. UP, UP, UP — Workers climb high atop radio station KOFO's 200-foot tower to install frequency modulation equipment. The station expects to go on the air with FM programming early aeit year. (Herald Photo) See GOP Post For Woman TOPEKA (AP)-Mrs Paul Randall, Ashland, apparently is in line 'or election as state Republican vice chairman. The Kansas Republican Execu- ve Committee will recommend her for the post when the state )arty committee meets here Nov. 25 to select a new vice chairman. Mrs. Gladys Cox, Wichita, recently resigned as party vice chairman to accept appointment as Sedgwick County election com missioner. BARKERS — Janet (left) and Carol Anderson, 22 Rockwood Drive, serve as barkers for Ottawa B^ok Fair which opens with preview for teachers and sponsors tomorrow. Viewing their wares, including Pete DeWrld's homemade car, are Clark (lefO and Douglas Underwood, 434 S. Walnut. Car was driven by DeWald. (Herald Photo) OU Special Gifts Fund At $37,200 Tribute To Dead By JFK WASHINGTON (AP)-Presidcnt Kennedy laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns today to honor those killed in the nation's major wars and hose who served and still live. Then he moved to the nearby amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery to speak briefly on this Veterans Day. A bright sun mellowed the 50- dc;]rce temperature for t!-.e outdoor ceremony on the Virginia hillside just across the Potomac River from Washington. The wreath-laying, clocked with military precision, require:! less than seven minutes. The 21-gun salute due the commander in chief of all U.S. forces greeted the President as he entered the cemetery gates. He moved to the tomb, whre the unknown soldier of World War I has been flanked by unknowns from World War II and the Korean conflict. An honor guard stood at attention and the U.S. Army Band played the national anthem. The President and his party moved into a position in front of the tomb precisely at 11 a.m. and stood with his right hand over his heart as the national anthem was played. A military aide moved up with the wreath and helped him carry it to a position in front of the tomb. Motorcycle Rider Killed MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) - A car struck a motorcycle carrying two McPherson boys Friday night killing Lawrence L. Hall, 17, and injuring Ralph F. Wade, 15, seriously. Highway Patrolman Jack Adams quoted the car driver, Elvin Lewis 26, of Hays, as saying he was driving about 60 miles an hour when he overtook the motorcycle, seeing it too late to avoid a crash. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy with a chance for showers through Sunday; Warmer Sunday, with high in lower tiOs. High temperature yesterday, 61; low today, 4"; high year ago today, 58; low year ago today, 39; record high Ihls date, 77 In 1954; record low this date, 16 In 1907 and 1911; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending I a.m., today: Car-Truck Crash Kills 3 Officers DANVILLE, Mo. (AP)-Three Air Force officers were killed early today in an accident involving two cars and a truck. The victims were identified by the Missouri Highway Patrol as Capt. Mittry Amon Courie, 25, Kinston, N. C.; Lt. Robert Bernard Menke, 24, St. Louis, and Lt. John Bryant O'Neal, 26, Chapel Hill, N. C. All were stationed at the Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Injured was a truck driver, Harold Matney, 38, Kansas City, Kan., who was taken to a hospital at Fulton. The accident took place on a section of U. S. 40 known as Mineola Hill, about two miles west of Danville. The patrol said the truck driven by Matney, sideswiped a car driven by Glen Y. Maupin, 56, a Fulton undertaker, and then continued in the wrong lane and hit the car carrying the officers. The car was knocked into a rock bluff. * * * High Speed Crash Kills 4 Youths WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) Four teen-agers were killed near here Friday night and two others were injured when their car over turned on a curve. The highway patrol said the car carrying the six youths apparently was traveling at high speed when it went out of control on a curve crashed through a field and over turned several times. The dead were identified as; Archie Eugene Jordan, 17, and James Burchett, 17, both of Win ston-Salem and Joseph Charles Waddell, 15 and Leonard H. Byrd 15, both of Roaring River nea here. Injured were Alvin Reece Jolly 16, Roaring River, and Frankie Clifton, 18, Winston-Salem. Military Help For Viet Nam WASHINGTON (AP) - The De- ense Department says a "limited umber" of U.S. personnel will >e sent to South Viet Nam "un- er the regular military assist- nce program" for the Southeast Asian country. This was in reply Friday to [uestions about a New York 'imes dispatch from Saigon, the south Viet Nam capital. It said he U.S. Air Force had begun a uge supply and training program to strengthen the country's efenses against intensified Communist guerrilla military opera- ions. A Pentagon spokesman said as- istance in training South Viet Vain air force personel has been carried out for years. 8 a.m. IV) a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. '.', p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. & p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. I p.m. 49 .58 .58 9 p.m. 10 p.m. 11 p.m. 55 Midnight .59 60 611 .59 1 a.m. 2 a.m. 3 .m. 4 5 .57 56 64 m, m. m. .m. 55 .55 .52 53 .51 .50 49 51 51 51 SO 60 Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday—' During November—17 During 19G1—450 Comparable 1CSO period—430 Tauy's Toot Friday night's grim reaping on the highways makes it look a bit silly for us to be worrying about fallout. The total pledged to the Ottawa University Centennial Fund climb- d to $37,200 yesterday at a re- ort meeting of the special gifts ommittee. This was an increase of $17,300 iver the first meeting and repre- ents the amount pledged over the icxt three years by 32 firms or ndividuais. Special Gifts chairman Robert A. Anderson said that 99 firms and individuals remain o pledge in the advance gifts section. Organization of the general drive s underway. Lester Moore, chairman of the general campaign, an nounced he has selected three Sentenced For Painting Theft SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP)A real estate salesman was sen enced Friday to from 2 to 10 years in prison on his plea of ;uilty to stealing $670,000 worth of paintings from a Bel-Air mansion. The salesman, Edward Ashdown, 39, Costa Mesa, Calif., forced his way into industrials! David E. Bright's home with a gun Sept. 10, locked a maid in a closet and took four modern masterpieces—two by Picasso. Couple Dies In A Fire INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP)A man and a woman died today in a fire that gutted a two-room home. They were Mrs. Gertrude Vann about 50, and Grant Turner, abou 60. division leaders to assist him in that part of the campaign. These division leaders are Glenn J. Underwood, president of Ottawa Tractor and Impement Co.; Earl Schmanke, president of Hubbard Lumber Co., and Thomas E. Gleason of the legal firm of Gleason, Gleason, Doty and Logan. The general campaign will begin after Thanksgiving. Total goal of the drive here is $150,000. The university is attempting to raise a total here and nationally of $500,000. The funds raised will be used for capital improvements at the university, beginning with a new student union. Then, as the honor guard presented arms, there was a ruffle of drums and a bugler blew taps. Silence fell over the scene for a full minute as the last notes died. The timing of the solemn ceremony—the llth hour of the llth day of the llth month—commemorated the effective moment of the armistice, which ended World War I in 1918. That was to have been the war to end all wars, but the United States has since been engaged in two other major conflicts—World War II and the Korean war. And the holiday once known as Armistice Day has been changed to Veterans day to hono» those who served in all wars. Soviet Scientists On Fishing Boats? BOSTON (AP)-A Boston fisheries official says he believes there are scientists aboard the Soviet fleet off the New England coast collecting information of value to Soviet submarine skippers. Thomas Fulham, head of the firm that owns the Boston Fish Pier, said Friday night, "This whole business of coming down here to fish doesn't ring clear to me." He added that "Russia has 25 good oceanographers to our one. They are undoubtedly collecting information on water temperatures and thermal layers." Thermal layers—or levels of water of different temperature- are important in antisubmarine warfare in that they bend or refract vibrations in the equipment which seeks out subs. Fulham says some 100 Soviet fishing vessels are believed to be operating off the New England coast. Some were seen this week as close as 50 miles from the :ape Cod summer home of President Kennedy. Capt. Thomas O'Brien, a veteran Gloucester fishing skipper, suggested that if it were fish at- iracting the Soviets, fishermen of other nations also would be working the local fishing area. Plane Crash Kills Eighteen LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A military plane crashed and burned Friday in Angola, killing the commander of the Portuguese army there and 17 other persons, officials announced. The comander was Gen. Silva Freire, Other victims were 11 army and air force officers, three sergeants and three civilians. A Lusitania news agency dispatch from Luanda, the capital, said the plane, a DC3, overshot a landing strip at Chitado, near the South African border, hit a tree and exploded. There were no survivors. Ike Sees Hard Fight For GOP KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower told friends Friday night the Republican defeat in New Jersey means "we're going to have to fight harder in the . 1961 campaigns." Eisenhower said many registered Republicans in New Jersey didn't vote, and he believes that led to the defeat of James P. Mitchell in the governor's race. "I'm sorry, of course, about what happened in New Jersey," he said. "But I'm not convinced that it has the significance it has been given It must mean we're goimj to have to fight harder in the 1982 campaigns." Yugoslavian Ship Coming For Jets Won't Tolerate Blockade Try, Coast Guard Warns SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard warns it will not tolerate attempts to blockade a Yugoslavian freighter expected here Tuesday. The freighter, M. V. Gundulic, is scheduled to take on a load of U.S. jets for shipment to Marshal Tito's Yugoslavia—an action bitterly protested by » group call- in" itself "Patriots Unlimited." In a stern warning to anyone contemplating a blockade, Rear Adm. N. William Sprow, head of the llth Coast Guard District, said Friday night in a prepared state- ment: "It is indeed unfortunate that any person or organization should advocate a breakdown of law and order in the name of patriotism. "The Coast Guard will not interfere with lawful expression, but must prevent any interference with the maneuvering of any vessel using the navigable waters of the United States." viT praised Gov. John Anderson and Sen. F.'ank Curlsnn of Kansas. He told the governor; "We're counting on you to do some more political speech-making for us around the country. You're going to be kept busy I'm afraid." Eisenhower also greeted Rep. William II. A very, Lt. Gov. Harold Chase of Salina and other Republicans. He had a breakfast dale Saturday with former Sen. Harry Darby, Anderson, Carlson, Avcry, Donald P. Schnacke of Topcka, GOP state chairman; Sam Mellinger of Emporia, Republican state finance chairman, and William Mahoney, Wyandotte County chairman. Sprow warned it was a violation of federal law to obstruct or interfere with vessels with navigable waters of the United States. Jack M. Williams, chairman of Patriots Unlimited, denied his group planned to violate federal law. He said Sprow's statement "simply does not take into account the facts. We are holding rallies, not riots; this is a protest, not a revolution." Bridges Cannot «r> Go To Cuba SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, has been refused permission by the U.S. State Department to go to Cuba to attend a labor convention. Bridges had planned to attend a convention of the Cuban Labor Federation in Havana Nov. 11-13.

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