OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 85 NO. 287 OTTAWA, KANSAS.. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Ask New Talks On A-Test Ban Appeal By US, CLIMBING OUT AGAIN — Many times this year, crews of List & Clark, contractors on the Army Engineer local flood protection work here, have had to climb out of the river channel while floodwaters went by. This morning it hap- pened again. Here a crane inches its way up a muddy incline as the Marais des Cygnes river climbs slowly following rains last night. (Herald Photo by Lamar Phillips) Side Swipes SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)-Golfing, regarded by some as good exercise, is regarded by at least one physical fitness authority as "the best way to spoil a walk." "And bowling isn't much better," says Dr. Thomas K, Cureton, a member of President Kennedy's Youth Fitness Council. Dr. Cureton, director of the University of Illinois Physical Fitness Laboratory, told a dentists' seminar that physical exercise must be continuous and should be rigorous enough to cause perspiration. Match Made PITTSBURG (AP)-Two members of the cast of the play, "The Matchmaker," to be presented al Pittsburg State College next month eloped today. Tommy Peacock and Juanita Garrett, seniors, were married by a justice of the peace at Miami, Okla, They plan a formal ceremony at the Pittsburg Methodist Church next weekend. Stahr Will Visit Riley, Junction City JUNCTION CITY (AP) - Secretary of the Army Elvis J. Stahr Fr. is scheduled to make his first visit to Ft. Riley and Junction !ity this week. Sahr, who accepted an invitation from John D. Montgomery, us civilian aide for Kansas, will arrive Wednesday evening from Vashington. Thursday morning he will be welcomed by an honor guard and will observe training activities at the fort. At noon he will be the speaker at a luncheon in his honor at the Junction City Country Club. Later in the afternoon he will be briefed on activities at Ft. Riley and will observe the firing of the NATO M-14 rifle and M-60 machine gun. He will leave Friday morning to visit Ft. Chaffee, Ark., and Ft. Polk, La., before returning to Washington. Sen. Frank Carlson and Rep. William H. Avery of Kansas are expected to be among out-of-town guests who will meet the secretary in Junction City. Appoints Two To Park Board TOPEKA (AP)—Gov. John Anderson today appointed three new members to the board of trustees of the John Brown Memorial Park. Appointed were Roy Carpenter and Mrs. Alma Smith, both of Osawatomie, and Mrs. John Spon able of Paola. Carpenter represents the Grand Army of the Republic and the American Legion Mrs. Smith represents the Worn en's Relief Corps and Mrs. Sponable the Native Daughters of Kan sas. Escapes Death TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)—A grain terminal workman narrowly es caped death when he was sucked to the bottom of a grain hopper by shelled corn pouring from railroad car. Frank Lundin twisted his ankle and fell from a ladder headlong into the hopper Saturday. He lay helpless for 10 minutes before workmen rescued him. A physi cian said Lundin was lucky the weight of the grain did not col lapse his lungs. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Slow clearing, diminishing winds and colder tonight; partly cloudy and cold Tuesday; lows tonight upper 20s; high Tuesday 40s. High temperature Saturday, 56; low Sunday, 48; high Sunday, 68; low today, 391 bigh year ago today, 69; low year ago today, SO; record high tbl date IB in 1944; record low this date 5 in 1940; hourly temperatures, 24 hour ending 8 a.m B a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p, 3 p, 4 p. 5 p, 6 p, f P 8 p. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. .56 .56 .56 .55 .56 .56 .55 .55 .65 .52 .50 10 p 11 P Midnight 1 3 3 a 4 5 a 6 a 7 8 a m. m. m. m. m. .Tl. in. ra. in. n. ..4 ..4 ..4 ..4 ..4 .A ..4 ..4 ..4 ..4 ..3 ..4 Settle Faulty Vaccine Cases BERKELEY, .Calif. (AP)-Fifteen suits charging Cutter Laboratories sold faulty antipolio vac cine have been settled out oi court for $1,727,000, attorney Melvin Belli anounced Sunday. The Berkeley pharmaceutics firm said total settlements to date have exceeded insurance cover' age by more than $1 million. The latest settlement brought to more than $3 million the total settlements growing out of charges tha 1 some vaccine marketed by Cutter in 1955 contained live polio virus In test cases, juries found Cutter innocent of negb'gence in man ufacturing the Salk vaccine, but awarded damages on the grounc that the firm breached an implied warranty since the vaccine caused the disease it was designed to prevent. Rains Put River Up But Not Out Rains last night put the Marais des Cygnes river on the rise again, but the Weather Bureau announced that the stream will remain within its banks. Ottawa's rainfall measured 1.45 inches, John P. Kelsey, local weather observer said. The rain was spotty, with some points in the valley receiving only a little over a half-inch of moisture and others .reporting much heavier rain. At Pomona the rain was heavy, the gauge at the home of J. D. R. Dennis, south of Pomona showing 2.40 inches. A few miles east of Pomona, at Richter, the rain was reported at 1.50 inches. West of Pomona, at Quenemo, the measurement was 1.72. Other rainfall reports included: Melvern, 1.78; Trading Post, 1.20; Fort Scott, 1.03; Baldwin, 2.11; Worden, .63; Overbrook, .60; Pomona Reservoir site, .63. Just north and east of Ottawa the rain was heavy, and Tauy Creek was reported out of its banks for a while early today. Most of the rain fell in Ottawa between 8 and 10 p.m., Kelsey reported. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s tonight, and there is a possibility of light rain mixed with snow. Snow fell in the Goodland area last night to a depth of about three inches, but it was expected to melt quickly, the weather Bureau said. Ottawa rainfall thus far this year totals 53.19 inches, which is just 8.22 inches short of the record 61.41 inches of 1951. Traffic Toll PITTSBURG (AP)-Kansas traffic death fatalities: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—12. For November—24. For 1961-457. Comparable 1960 period—432. Heart Attack Kills US Ambassador To Spain WASHINGTON J. Drexel Biddle, (AP)—Anthony U.S. ambassador to Spain, died today at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The State Department announced that Biddle died at 8:02 a.m. of a heart attack. He was within a month of celebrating his 65th birthday. Biddle returned here from Madrid Oct. 12 for treatment of cancer after serving six months in Spain. He had served in a large number of diplomatic posts since 1935 when he began his career as U.S. ambassador to Norway. He retired from the diplomatic service in 1944 to become a lieutenant colonel on active duty in the Army. He was appointed deputy chief of the European contact section of Supreme Allied Headquarters in Europe in 1945 later headed this section. and Before taking up his Madrid assignment, the handsome, silver- haired Biddle was adjutant general and head of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He held the rank of major general in the Army Reserve. When he retired from active military duty in 1955 he was a brigadier general and special assistant to Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, then Army chief of staff. He was the uncle of Angicr Biddie Duke, now U.S. chief of protocol. * •» Lightning Disables Radio Station Lightning striking the 200-foot KOFO radio tower here last night reportedly damaged the station's transmitter so that it was unable to go on the air this morning, a KOFO spokesman said. Striking the tower, the lightning reportedly entered the station where-it burned elements of the transmitter. The elements reportedly were replaced, but the transmitter still failed to work. A consulting engineer from Wichita was scheduled to arrive at the station later today. Britain MOSCOW (AP) — The United States and Britain today asked the Soviet Union to return to Geneva Nov. 28 and begin further talks on a nuclear test ban treaty. The resumption was propostd in similar notes delivered by American and British messengers to the Foreign Office. There was no immediate information here as to whether the Russians will accept the offer. But last week the chief Soviet delegate to the United Nations, Valerian Zorin, seemed to rule out such a possibility. He said a nuclear test ban treaty must be worked out within the framework of a general disarmament agreement. The Geneva talks were recessed after the Soviet Union broke the moratorium on nuclear testing Sept. 1. Since then, the Russians have exploded more than 30 nuclear devices and have indicated they are prepared to go on testing if need be. The British and the Americans reminded the Russians in their notes that a resolution passed by the General Assembly Nov. 8 called for a resumption of the nuclear test ban talks. The note also reminded the Soviet Union that the joint Soviet, British and American communi- que which announced the recess of the Geneva talks did in fact use the word "recess." BOOK FAIR GUEST — Alberta Wilson Constant, Independence, Mo., author, will.be Tuesday's special guest at Book Fair. Missouri Author Book Fair Guest Car Hits A Steer A 1950 car driven by Roger D. Oaks, 26, 913 N. Mulberry, received major damages in a collision with a Black Angus Steer about 7 p.m. yesterday, according to sheriff's officers. Oaks, driving on a road north and west of Pomona, told officers that he did not see the animal until it was too late to stop. The 450-pound steer, owned by Floyd Flager, Pomona, was valued at $125 officers said. Passengers in the car were Dixie Oaks, 26; Roger A. Oaks, 15 months; Kevin D. Oaks, 3 months; Kenneth R. Henitz, 5, and Anita L. Henitz, 2, all of 913 N. Mulberry. No injuries were reported. The steer was destroyed. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. "Fantastic Luck" Needed To Orbit Man This Year The notes said that if the date Nov. 28 did not suit the Soviet Union, Britain and the United Sates would be willing to consider another date, but it would have to be a date which would permit a progress report to the United Nations before Dec. 14. The General Assembly resolution called for such a report by that date. Pheasants Plentiful By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain, cold and snow sharply curtailed pheasant hunting in Kansas Sunday although plenty of birds are reported in the fields. Although snow was reported only in extreme northwest Kansas, there was rain and chilly weather further east. Most fields were clear of hunters by Sunday afternoon. The season opened Saturday. Warmer temperatures are predicted later today with clouds breaking away. Game wardens Clyde Blair of Scott City and Clyde Ukele of Norton both reported birds were plentiful and that hunters had been having good luck until the bad weather set in. Ukele said 109 hunters he checked reported 208 birds killed and 58 crippled. A feature of the Community Book Fair Tuesday will be the appearance of the author, Alberta Wilson Constant, Independence, Mo. Local librarians say her juvenile book, "Miss Charity Comes to Stay," is very popular with young Ottawa library patrons. It is a story of early days in the Cherokee Strip area of Oklahoma territory. Mrs. Constant wrote her first novel, "Oklahoma Run," in 1955 and has a third book at the pub lisher's. Born in Texas, Mrs. Constant was brought up in Tennessee and Oklahoma. She began writing as a little girl and has never really wanted to do anything else. The first cash payment she received was $4 from a Sunday School paper for a Flag Day program. She was graduated from Okla- home City University with a major in English, but it was in work in the drama department that she wrote plays which were produced by the College Players. Three of her plays were published in collections. After graduation she was married to Edwin B. Constant in Oklahoma City and lived there 17 years. She did book reviewing for women's clubs and taught contemporary literature in the O.C.U. evening college. In 1941 she enrolled for courses in professional writing taught by the late Prof. W. S. Campbell at the University of Oklahoma. She concentrated on writing articles and, later, short stories. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —Spacecraft trouble has delayed an attempt to orbit a chimpanzee and virtually wiped out United States' hopes of orbiting a man this year. Project Mercury officials called off Tuesday's scheduled chimp launching after a test Sunday disclosed a gas leak in the space capsule's in-flight control system. This necessitated removing the two-ton craft from atop the Atlas booster rocket, which is on the launching pad. Inspection, repair and replacement will take at least a week, perhaps as much as two weeks. Authoritative sources reported the spacecraft trouble was a leak in the hydrogen peroxide gas system which controls the position of the vehicle in flight. The gas is highly corrosive and could have damaged electrical or other systems. Successful completion of the chimpanzee shot this week was almost a must if the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was to have a chance of rocketing a human astronaut into orbit in 1961. A minimum of four weeks is required between Mercury-Atlas launchings to qualify all systems. Such a schedule can be met only if all checkouts are perfect, some- (f thing not yet achieved in prepara-1 astronauts look brief suborbital tions for Mercury firings. Eight weeks have passed since an Atlas successfully hurled an unmanned capsule into orbit in September. Several minor problems with the complex missile and capsule steretched out the planned four-week checkout period for the chimpanzee shot. One project source reported: "We were down to the point where every day was important. Now, every hour is essential. With fantastic luck we could still send a man up this year." Others were not so optimistic. Two Soviet cosmonauts orbited earlier this year. Two American rocket rides. The plan calls for the Atlas to hurl the chimp-carrying capsule into orbit 100 to 150 miles above the earth at 17,400 miles an hour. After three sweeps around the globe, lasting 454 hours, reverse rockets are to slow the vehicle for return to earth. Parachutes are to ease it into the Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles southeast, of Cape Canaveral. When the launching was postponed, a large part of the Atlantic Fleet, was being deployed across the Atlantic from Cape Canaveral to the African Coast to act as recovery forces. Won't Review Teamster's Case WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert B. Baker, an organizer for the Teamsters Union, was denied today a Supreme Court review of his conviction on a charge of taking J525 from an employer in Pittsburgh, Pa., to settle a strike. Baker's appeal to the high court contended tesimony he gave before the Senate rackets committee was improperly admitted as evidence at .his trial in federal court in Pittsburgh. Baker, a close associate of James R. Hoffa, Teamsters Union president, was fined $1,200 and sentenced to two years in prison. He was placed on probation for five years on condition that the ¥1,200 be paid. Tauy's Toot This is the kind of weather that makes a man want to get up and go. South. In the semi-centennial celebration of Oklahoma's statehood, 1957, Mrs. Constant was asked to write the narration to be read with an original symphony composed by Jack Frederick Kilpatrick. The music was played by the Oklahoma Symphony Orchcv tra and Will Rogers Jr., read the narration. Mr. and Mrs. Constant live in Independence, Mo. They have two children, Anne, who is in graduate school, and John, who was "born in the middle of 'Oklahoma Run'." Schedule MONDAY NIGHT General public hours, 4 to I.. Westward Ho awards to Eugene Field and Hawthorne pupils, 7:30. Stories and autographs by guest author, Georgia Tucker Smith. Skit by OU drama department. TUESDAY Stories and autographs by guest author, Alberta Wilson Constant. : Ottawa public elementary school hours, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2 p.m. County and Sacred Heart school hours, 2 to 6 p.m. General public hours, 6 to t p.m. Westward Ho awards to Garfield, Lincoln and Sacred Heart pupils, 7:30 p.m. US Jets Scouting In Viet Nam War SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —Four U.S. Air Force F101 reconnaissance jets are credited by reliable informants with a powerful assist to South Viet Nam as scouts in its war against Red rebels. South Vietnamese sources say the jets, which have been operating from Saigon's International Airport for three weeks, are flying missions to pinpoint photographically the secret bases, staging areas and movements of the Communist Viet Cong troops. They said highly detailed pictures taken by the jet pilots guide South Vietnamese fighter-bombers in strikes against well-guarded and sometimes almost inaccessible guerrilla installations. The reports coincided with the arrival of the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. John M. Sides, for a one-day visit. Asked if the 7th Fleet might be used in Viet Nam if the military situation worsens, Sides replied, "The center of gravity of the 7th Fleet is 4 always near where the most trouble is." A large number of high-ranking air force and marine officers have been arriving in Saigon for several days. All say officially that their visits are part of Southeast Asia tours for routine indoctrination. Saigon newspapers have been telling of a series of successful raids by government warplanes on rebel boats, buildings and troop units. The United States provided the planes and the U.S. Air Force has built up an extensive supply and training operation for South Vietnamese airmen and ground crews. However, a U.S. Embassy official played down the role of the FlOls. He said they came her* Oct. 22 for exhibition during the celebration of South Viet Nam's Nation Day Oct. 26—a celebration which was cancelled long in advance—and remained "just to log sometlying time."
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