The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 14, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1961 VOL.65 NO. 288 TWELVE PAGES 7 CENTS Believe Lumumba Murder Seen By Katanga Officials PATRICE LUMUMBA Side Swipes KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman told a group of college presidents Monday night he isn't at all worried about the outbreak of a nuclear war. Then he told this story: "Out by my home town of Independence, Mo., there's a railroad underpass. When you drive up to it, you have to make a right-angle turn to get into the underpass arai on the other side you have to make a right-angle turn to get out of it. "I asked an engineer one day what could be done about it, and he told me: That thing's so damned .dangerous, .it's .safe.', "And that's just the way it is with a nulear war. It's so dangerous it's safe." Unworthy CALTANISSETTA, Sicily (AP) —Town councilmen Giuseppe Picone and Biagio Amico of nearby San Cataldo have been expelled from the Italina Communist party. Party officials found them guilty of "treason and unworthiness" because they did not vote for the party in recent local elections. At Last CREMONA, Italy (AP) - This north Italian city where Antonio Stradivarius was born is sending a representative to New York to buy one of the prized violins made by Cremona's most famous son. It will be the first to be owned by the city. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) •—A U.N. investigating body expressed belief today former Congo Premier Patrice Lumumba was murdered last January with high Katanga officials as eyewitnesses. But it declared also that the central Congo government could not escape responsibility for the death. A four-man commission said that probably among the eyewitnesses was Moise Tshombe, premier of secessionist Katanga Province. It added that there is a strong suspicion that a Belgian army colonel was the actual perpetrator oft he crime. The commission described as "staged" the account released last Feb. 13 by Katanga authorities saying Lumumba and two associates were killed by tribesmen on the day before. On the contrary, the commission accepted as substantially true evidence indicating the fiery Congo leader and his associates were killed almost a month before in a villa not far from Elisa- bethville, the Katanga capital. It fixed the day as Jan. 17. There were unconfirmed reports three days after the Katanga announcement that Lumumba and his two associates were killed by a Belgian army captain. The commission singled out Godefroit Munongo, Katanga minister of the interior, for special blame. It said its findings "bristles with evidence indicative of the extensive role" played by Munongo in the deaths. 127 Draft Call For Kansas TOPEKA (AP) - Kansas will have a draft call of 127 men in December, Maj. Gen. Joe Nickell state Selective Service director announced today. Nickell said all inductees for that month will be called up before Dec. 15 in line with a nationa policy against inductions between Christmas and New Year's. The December call compares with 179 this month and brings the year's total to 1,039. SICK. SICK, SICK — Jack Walburn portrays hypochondriac in "The Immaginary Invalid" to be presented by the Ottawa University Players in the University auditorium Nov. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. (Herald Photo) Africa Off Limits To Nuclear Tests Denuclearization Decreed Over Opposition By West UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) — The main U.N. political committee today brushed aside opposition of the Western nuclear powers and called for recognition of Africa as a denuclearized zone. The vote on the African-sponsored resolution was 57-0 with 42 abstaining. It not only called for a halt to all nuclear weapons testing in Africa, but urged all countries to refrain from transporting or storing hydrogen or atomic bombs on African territory. The United States and France voted against two key provisions Tauy's Toot Move come. over, Africans, here I of the resolution in paragraph-by- paragraph voting, but on the resolution as a whole they abstained along with Britain, a substantial number of Western European countries and some Latin-American delegates. The Soviet bloc voted with the majority for the resolution. The Western powers objected to having such restrictions voted for only one part of the world. The move hit directly at France which has a nuclear testing base in the Sahara. Book Fair Schedule TUESDAY NIGHT General public hours — until 9. Stories, autographs by guest author, Alberta Wilson Constant. "Westward Ho" awards to Garfield, Lincoln and Sacred Heart pupils, 7:30. WEDNESDAY School Hours — 9 a.m. to noon, 1 to 6 p.m. General public hours — 2 to 9 p.m. Rapid reading demonstration. Thumbnail book reviews for adults by Dorothy Paul, To- pclra. Skit by OU drama department. A Midnight Binge On Fresh Eggs SOUTH POLE STATION, Antarctica (AP)—The men at America's coldest and most remote scientific station at the bottom of the world went on a midnight binge last Thursday night—on fresh eggs- The occasion was the arrival of the first relief contingent for the 20 scientists and U.S. Navy men who wintered at this lonely outpost buried under up to eight feet of drifted snow. With them came the first fresh eggs and milk the South Pole group had seen in almost nine months of isolation from the outside world. The celebration got under way right after the nightly movie. Within an hour, 15 men had tucked away more than 100 eggs in the warmth of the galley while the temperature above the snow- covered roof stood at 45 degrees below zero. "I ate eight eggs myself," C. D. McKenny of Phoenix, Ariz., a meteorology technician, said grin- ning. "I had two poached, two boiled and the rest fried." The relief contingent of sailors and Seabees, and three crates of eggs and 10 gallons of milk, came on a Navy cargo plane from the McMurdo station some 800 miles away. On another plane were a group of New Zealand government officials and nine newsmen. The two planes were only the fourth and fifth aircraft to land here since the beginning of the "summer season." One, on Oct. 30, brought the first fresh oranges, apples, lettuce, potatoes and radishes the men had seen since Feb. 17, when the South Pole station buttoned down for the antarctic winter. But the men still yearned for fresh eggs and milk. "We had frozen eggs and vegetables all along," said chief cook Charles Wagner of Rochester, Minn., "but all you can do with frozen eggs are scramble them and make omelets and you get tired of those after awhile." The station's scientific leader, bearded chief meteorologist Ben W. Harlin, said the lowest temperature of the winter was 102 below zero, on Aug. 12. The record is minus 110 degrees, recorded on Sept. 13, 1959. The chief recreational project during the winter was the building of the "Bamboo Room," a cozy little place with walls surfaced with bamboo rods ordinarily used for markers on the snow. Beer is available in this southernmost bar in the world. Tito Complains About Pressure Warmup Is On The Way TOPEKA (AP) — Temperatures dropped far below freezing in parts of western Kansas today but a gradual warmup has begun. Lowest early-morning temperature was 11 degrees at Goodland, equalling the previous low for the season on Nov. 6. Salina and Abilene had lows of 23 degrees but on the eastern side of the state, where clouds kept temperatures more moderate, readings were in th 30s. Olathe had 35 degrees, Kansas City, Kas., 36 and Pittsburg 39. All of Kansas had clear skies today except the extreme eastern counties. More clouds are due to move tonight and Wednesday from an approaching Pacific front. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy through Wednesday; a little warmer Wednesday; lows tonight 25-30; high Wednesday around 50. High temperature yesterday, 40; low today, 32; high year ago today, 76; low year ago today, 62; record high this date 76 In 1887; record low this date, a In 1916; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) —President Tito Monday said "certain circles of capitalists and other reactionary people in America" are urging U.S. military and other aid to Yugoslavia be cut off during hard times for the Communist nation. •• "Economic pressure is exercised on us at the time when our country is so badly hit by drought and when we are in a pretty delicate situation," Tito asserted in speech before a mass meeting at Skoplje. The State Department confirmed last month that the United States has shelved at least temporarily a Yugoslav reques to buy 500,000 tons of surplus American wheat. Officials indicated the decision reflected President Kennedy's displeasure because of pro-Soviet positions taken by Yugoslavia at the Belgrade conference of nonaligned nations last September. A request by Yugoslavia that the wheat decision be reconsidered coincided with the disclosure of the controversial sale of surplus U.S. Sabre jet planes to the Tito government. Tito turned to the West after Stalin broke with him in 1948. He has received 2.2 billion in U.S. economic and military assistance since the end of World War II. 9 a. m. .39 9 p. m. 10 a. m 38 10 P 38 11 P 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m, 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 1 p. ro. 8 p. m. ,.'.....38 Midnight 38 3D , 38 38 , 38 , 38 , 38 38 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 38 38 37 36 35 36 34 34 33 33 32 33 Storm Kills 80 Persons ACAPULCO, Flood waters rescue work along a 120-mile stretch of Pacific Coast where at least 80 persons reportedly died in a fierce storm. The death from the village of Nuxco. Mexico (AP) today hampered weekend tropical toll was reported More Doctors Face Draft Call WASHINGTON (AP)-The Defense Department issued a call today for drafting 345 more doctors. All the new group will be assigned to the Army. This is the- third such call by the Defense Department this year and brings to 1,025 the total number of doctors summoned to military duty in 1961. "This call is a special one necessary to support the military buildup," the Pentagon said. The Defense Department said it is using Selective Service calls "to reinforce military physician strength in preference to the recall of large numbers of reserve medical corps officers at the present time." Postpone Work On Ceiling The ceiling installation in the Parmelee building, 731 King, has been postponed. Members of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce had been asked to help with the installation tonight. But repairs of the roof must be made before the ceiling is installed. Allen Loyd, president of the Ottawa Builders Association, said another date will be set for the ceiling installation. Fancy Broad Breasted Turkeys. Fresh Dressed. Order now for Thanksgiving. Antone's Produce. Phone CH 2-1951, if no answer, CH 2-3904. Radio Amateurs Help Get Medicine To Stricken Girl DAVISVILLE, R.I. (AP) - A rare medicine which may save the life of a sick girl in South America was on its way to her today, thanks to the all-night efforts of the U.S. Navy and some radio amateurs scattered across the world. The girl is the daughter of the police chief of Veija Constitution, a small village in Argentina. She is ill with internal bleeding, which the village doctor said could be helped only with a drug unobtainable there. A radio ham operator in her village sent out word of the child's need. The child could be saved only with the drug "crinhemel," the message said. Another ham picked it up in Chile and relayed it to another—a ROLLIE J. HASHMAN Knew River Like A Book Rollie J. Hashman, 73, of 912 S. Locust, a resident of Ottawa all his life, died yesterday at 1 p.m, at Ransom Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for about three years with a heart condition. Hashman was born in Ottawa, Feb. 29, 1888, the son of Lewis and Margaret (Cammac) Hashman. He attended the Methodist Church. He was married Sept. 27, 1907, to Ruby Willett, who survives. He also is sruvived by a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Jones; a son, Rollie Hashman Jr., both of Ottawa; seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Hashman is remembered by older residents of Ottawa as a salesman for Hewitt & Evans, a fruit and vegetable firm. He also was engaged in the produce and poultry business and sold poultry remedies. He was considered an expert on poultry and often served as a judge at poultry shows. Culling of poultry flocks was another part of his work. Hashman was an ethusiastic and highly successful fisherman, and it was conceded by all that he probably knew the Marais des Cygnes River, its unpredictable habits, its best fishing spots, bet ter than any other individual. Until recent years he had been employed by H. C. Richardson al his produce house which was located near the Marais des Cygnes on Main Street. The place ol business was one of those properties that was cleared to make way for the local flood protection works now under construction. Funeral services will be at Me- Vey-Dengel Mortuary Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Ralph Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. spare time ham with the U.S. Navy expedition at Ellsworth in Antarctica. The Ellsworth relay was picked up by Chief Petty Officer Paul King, attached to the Naval Supply Depot at Davisville, R.I. Chief King passed the word to his boss, Cmdr. Robert C. Ingram. They couldn't find any in the usual sources of naval supply. They did find out, however, that the drug was available in Brussels, Belgium. Off went a radio message to Belgium. The naval attache at the U.S. Embassy there was roused at 5 a.m.- Monday. By 8 a.m. he sent his answer— the medicine was found, packed and placed aboard a jet plane for Buenos Aires, consigned to the | Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 chief of the U.S. naval mission. adv. Macapagal In Early Lead In Philippine Elections MANILA, Wednesday (AP)/ice President Diosdado Macapagal took an early and expected ead today over President Carlos i 1 . Garcia in first returns from the Philippines general .election. With about v2 .per cent ol the vote counted, Macapagal, of the Liberal party, had 104,561 Votes to 74,301 for Garcia, Jeader of the Nacionalista party. The count was unofficial and too small to establish a trend from Monday's balloting. Macapagal got his early lead From traditionally anti-administration Manila. However, early returns from generally pro-Garcia areas in the central Philippines showed some districts going over the Macapagal. Election day was the most peaceful presidential balloting of the islands' 15-year history as a republic. By the time the polls closed only one confirmed shooting and two unconfirmed incidents of serious violence had been reported, an unusually low figure for this young Asian republic which counted at least 22 political slayings during the campaign. In the South Mindanao Province of Cotabato a poll watcher was shot and critically wounded. The national constabulary were investigating reports that a poll inspector was shot at Zamboanga del Norte, also on Mindanao, and that another inspector was killed and several wounded in Iloilo City, on the central island of Panay. There were reports of maulings, vote-buying and intimidation, but these are usual for Philippine elections. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—1. For November—24. For 1961-458. Comparable 1960 period—432. LOOK INSIDE FOR: India may need Russia as buffer against Red China, Editorial, Pg. 4. Office romeos keep girls on toes and on run, Hal Boyle, Pg. 12. Terror still reigns in Malaya, Pg. 4. With Sam out, Smith-Halleck coalition may rule House, Pg. 7. Felis May Mental Health Post TOPEKA (AP)-The director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Robert H. Felis, is a visitor in Topeka. Although state officials would not talk for publication, it seemed clear they were making a strong attempt to persuade him to become director of institutional management for Kansas. The position is open as the result of the resignation of Dr. George Jackson to return to a similar job in Arkansas. Jackson is still in the Kansas position, however, pending selection of a successor. Some legislators interested in the state's mental health program indicated they believe there might be a good chance to interest Felis in the $27,000 a year job because he is a native Kansan. Felis, the state Social Welfare Board and several other interested persons were guests of Gov. John Anderson at the executive mansion Monday evening. $50,000 Mark Near In OU Drive Ottawa University's Centennial Fund drive neared the $50,000 mark today. At a report last night at 5, members oi the advance gifts committe headed by Robert A. Anderson reported 46 pledges totaling $45,050. That amounts to slightly mor« than one third of the number of contributors expected to aid in the drive to raise $150,000, locally and a half-million nation-wide to provide money for OU capital improvements. 23 Injured In Bus Crash PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A Greyhound bus veered from • rain-slick highway three miles north of here today and smashed into a tree. Twenty-three persons were injured, one seriously. The bus driver said he had been blinded by the lights of an oncoming automobile that did not stop. The bus was en route from New York City to Montreal. Most of :he passengers were Canadians. The driver, George W. Gannis, 54, of Brooklyn, suffered an arm njury. SAMPLING WARES at Ottawa's Community Book Fair are students (seated, from left) Kelley Sue Gillette, Cheryl Baird and Greg Unruh; (standing, from left) Ann Ziegler, Janie Smith Kathy Beatty. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith)

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