Radiation Test Fails As Rocket Tumbles POINT ARGUELLO, Calif. (AP)—A 82-foot rocket carrying bits of living matter toward the earth's dangerous radiation belt came apart in the air today and the first stage fell on land near the coast. The Navy said the impact area was seven miles south of the launch pad, about a half mile inland from a Coast Guard station. There was no damage to property. , , The other three stages and a capsule containing 38 experi- ments apparently fell in the sea, but their path was hidden by fog. The capsule was crammed with bits of living matter including fresh-drawn human blood. The 88-pound package also included a device designed to capture and bring back to earth for the first time tiny bits of space dust known as micrometeoroids. Plans called for the capsule, code-named BIOS—for Biological Investigations of Space—to shot 1,165 miles into space and then parachute into the ocean 1,300 miles west of here. U.S. space agency scientists expected the experiment to tell them how badly space radiation can damage living cells, and whether weightlessness has any effect on two basic life functions: eating and reproduction. The 17-by-19-inch capsule, containing 38 small parcels, was carried on the nose of a 62-foot-tall, four-stage solid-propellant Argo D8 rocket. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 289 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 15,1961 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Side Swipes MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-Bank teller Rubye Moise, 27, was talking on the phone when a would-be robber arrived at her drive-in window Tuesday. "I said, "There's a man at my window with a gun' and my friend said, 'duck.' About the same time I pushed the burglar alarm," she related. The robbers car took off. Silence Pay LONDON (AP)— Three biscuit tins fell on Queenie Fory's head at the grocer's shop where she works. She lost her voice. Later Mrs. Fory spilled a kettle of boiling water on her foot and her voice came back. A court awarded her 5 pounds —$14—damages against the firm Tuesday for those lost hours of talking. Oh, No! PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP)-A welfare recipient, whose support check did not arrive when expected, sent a letter to Clinton County Welfare Commissioner Richard H. Duquette. It said: "My check was so late that my husband had to go to work." Discuss Possibilty Of Health Center Fouts Patrons Ask To Join The Ottawa School District Petition Signed Representatives from five eastern Kansas counties met with a committee of the board of mental health here today to discuss the possibility of a community mental health center at Ottawa. Judge Robert L. Pinet, chairman of the committee, said that representatives of Osage, Miami, Anderson, Lynn and Coffee Counties had expressed interest in the community center. "Such a center would provide these counties with mental health care while allowing Ottawa to expand its facilities," Judge Pinet explained. The county guidance center currently is housed in Ransom Memorial Hospital. Members of the committee are Pinet, Mrs. Wanda Baird, Franklin County welfare director; Frank lin Boraks, acting director of the Franklin County Guidance Center, and Cecil Vining, county commis- isioner in charge of welfare. Family Vigil For Rayburn BONHAM, Tex. (AP)-Alarmed members of Sam Rayburn's family began a vigil Tuesday night at the hospital where the speaker of the House is losing strength to the ravages of cancer. Dr. Joe A. Risser said Rayburn, 79, was severely weakened Tuesday morning and lost even more strength by late afternoon. Rayburn's condition is critical. Dr. Risser said last Saturday night his patient had only "hours to days" to live. The speaker's sisters and brother—Mrs. W. A. Thomas of Dallas and Mrs. S. E. Bartley and Richard Rayburn of Bonham—visited the hospital Tuesday. They returned hurriedly—about the time Risser issued his 4:30 p.m. bul letin. "The speaker has grown somewhat weaker since the last bulletin. Condition critical," Dr. Risser said. LOOK INSIDE FOR: Denuclearized Africa would put French weapons program in bind, Editorial, Pg. 4. Why some students fail in college, Dr. Nason, Pg. 12. Synthetic rubber main threat to Malayan economy, Pg. 4. State agencies protest proposed budget cuts, Pg. 10. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Rain changing to snow and turning colder tonight; Thursday mostly cloudy and considerably colder with diminishing snow or snow flurries; lows tonight upper 20s to low 30s; highs Thursday 30s with cold northerly winds. High temperature yesterday, 50; low today, 42; high year ago today, 77; low year ago today, 65; record high this date, 80 In 1950; record low this date I In 1940; hourly temperatures, 2-t hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 35 » P m. 10 a. m 38 10 p II a. m 37 11 P Noon 39 Midnight 1 p. m 42 1 a ....48 ....49 2 p. m 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p m. 7 p! m 46 8 p. m 45 45 2 a 4 5 .48 8 7 « m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 44 43 43 43 43 44 4 44 45 45 48 Name Captains For OU Drive Holiday At OU Ottawa University students get a holiday in recognition of the football team winning the Kansas conference championship. It will be Monday, Nov. 27, an extra day tacked to the Thanksgiving vacation which begins next Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. Felix Offered State Mental Health Post TOPEKA (AP)-Dr. Robert H. Felix, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, has been offered the job of Kansas institutional director. The offer was made Tuesday by the Board of Social Welfare. A board spokesman said Felix expressed interest in the post but returned to Washington without making any commitment. A new director will be hired to succeed Dr. George W. Jackson who has submitted his resignation. John Woelk, of Russell, chairman of the board, said Felix promised a decision within about two weeks. Felix is paid $27,000 a year now but the normal Kansas starting salary is $22,500. "I don't believe we would be far apart," Woelk said. He said there had been little discussion of salary. Felix is a native Kansan and his wife grew up in western Nebraska. Jackson plans to take a similar post in Arkansas and has asked to be relieved of his duties here by Dec. 1. Team captains for the general drive of the Ottawa University Centennial Fund were announced today by Lester Moore, chairman of that section of the drive to raise $150,000. Moore previously named three division leaders who then selected five captains each. Division leaders and their cap- tians are Glenn J. Underwood, division leader, and Mrs. E. G. Stucker, Lowell Fouts, James 0. Duncan, Guy E. Briscoe, William S. Bowers. Earl Schmanke, division leader, and Don E. Waymire, E. V. Skidmore, Jerome A. Minnick, Lyle Fouts. Thomas E. Gleason, division leader, and Luther Stevens, Raymond S. Schmidt, James G. Kahler, James W. Grogan. Each team captain will enlist five team members to assist him. A general organization and instruction meeting will be Monday, Nov. 20, to plan the general drive. The special gifts committee under Robert A. Anderson already is functioning and has raised more than $45,000 in pledges. It will hold a report meeting tonight. This section hopes to complete its work by Nov. 20. Ottawa-Franklin County goal is $150,000. Nation-wide goal is $500,000 for capital improvements at the university. Kidnaped Child Back Home Safe CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP)-A girl, kidnaped by a motorist late Tuesday afternoon, has been found alive, Police Chief Cecil Fruitt said this morning. He gave no details. Marjorie Schubert, 8, was let out of the car a few blocks from her home and started walking. Friends saw her and picked her up. Her mother, Mrs. John Schubert, said Marjorie was frightened and hungry but said she was unhurt. Police, who had searched through the night, headed for the Schubert home to talk to Mar jorie in the hope of finding her abductor. The abduction was witnessed by a neighbor, Nancy Fox, 12, who ran to a house and told the occupant, Mrs. Leon C. Terriere, what had happened. Mrs. Terriere told police she looked out the window in time to see the car speed up the street. Schubrt is an agricultural chemist at Oregon State Univer sity in Corvallis. BOOK REVIEWER — Dorothy Paul, Topeka, will present thumbnail book reviews for adults Thursday at Book Fair. Book Reviewer Guest At Fair Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—2 For November—26. For 1961-460. Comparable 1960 period—434. Plan Class Play Friday On Friday night, Nov. 17, at 8 the junior class of Williamsburg High School will present its class play, "No Moon Tonight." The cast of the comedy includes all thirteen of the class members — Nancy Bethell, Truyn Bischoff, Louretta Cox, Wanda Flora, Sheila Haag, Jerry Kendall, Janice Milliken, Bob Moser, Jean Reichard, Larry Shaffer, Ronald S im i t h, Donald Supernaw and Sandra Thornbrugh. The play is being directed by the class sponsor, Floribel Lancaster. Promises U.S. Aid To Korea WASHINGTON (AP) - South Korea's Gen. Chung Hee Park has President Kennedy's promise of U.S. aid "including the use of armed forces if there is a renewal of armed attack." Kennedy assured Park that the United States would continue to extend all possible economic aid and cooperation for the further development of the nation for which U.S. troops fought a decade ago. The pledge was also official approval for Park's military regime, which overthrew the U.S.- supported government six months ago. The approval came Tuesday in a joint communique after Kennedy and Park held two meetings lasting about three hours. Fancy Broad Breasted Turkeys. Fresh Dressed. Order now for Thanksgiving. Antone's Produce. Phone CII 2-1951, if no answer, CH 2-3904. Dorothy Paul, widely - known book reviewer from Topeka, will be the special guest at Ottawa's Community Book Fair Thursday. She'll give several reviews and tell of unusual happenings. Born in Kent, England, Mrs. Paul served four years apprenticeship in the largest company of booksellers in that country. Except for two years in the service during World War H, she has been engaged in various phases of book work. After arriving in the U. S., Mrs. Paul worked at a library for a short while and has been with Moore Book and Stationery Co., Topeka, since. She is a member of the Sorop- tomists, American Business Women's Association, PEO, Women's j Division of the Chamber of Com! merce and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Also on the Thursday Book Fair program are a visit with local authors and the skit by the OU drama department. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. By 66 Persons Residents of Fouts school district today presented petitions to School District 30, Ottawa, requesting that territory in that district be joined to School District 30. The school annexation petitions carried the names of 66 persons. Those who passed the petitions stated that there are about 94 res- Snow May Follow Drizzles Fog, drizzle and intermittent light showers formed the weather picture in Ottawa today, and the Weather Bureau said the rain may turn to snow tonight. Colder temperatures are expected Thursday. The forecast calls for an inch or two of snow in the western parts of the state and snow flurries locally in the next 24 hours. Temperatures for the Ottawa area tonight are expected to be around 30, following highs in the 40s today. Southwest Kansas points had considerable rain last night, the heaviest amount, two inches, reported at Sublette. Wild Geese Move In, Farmer Opp Moves Out ROCK PORT, Mo. (AP)- Between 75,000 and 100,000 wild geese have moved in on George T. Opp on their way south and Opp has moved to his hotel in Rock Port. Opp owns an 800-acre farm about eight miles southwest of town. He has a 34-acre lake and a four-acre lake and on the lakes and on the ground between them it's all geese. Hunting is prohibited. "My land?" Opp asks. "At night you just can't sleep. These geese have been in the yard about 10 days. In another day or two, they'll be within 10 or 12 feet of the house. They get up on the sidewalk now. We'll have to drive them off about Dec. 10." Opp sleeps in town but is at the farm most of the time. He doesn't mind the geese but sightseers give him trouble. "It's a chore to keep the public under control," he says. It doesn't bother Opp that the geese are eating about $1,600 worth of corn out of nearby fields each day. Opp was in the news about a year ago. He handed the Rock Port city treasurer a check for $19,109.63 and every taxpayer in this .town of 1,380 in the northwest corner of Missouri got a receipt instead of a bill ident voters in the district which is locaed southeast of Ottawa. The Fouts area is the third to request joining Ottawa in recent weeks. Hood district, south of Ottawa and just west of Fouts, was admitted to the Ottawa district on Nov. 6. Sand Creek, located north of Ottawa, has petitioned to join, and an enumeration of the electors '3 being conducted at this time. Both Sand Creek and Hood are closed districts, that is, not conducting school, and children in those areas are attending school in Ottawa. Fouts, a large district, several years ago joined with Latimer and now operates a school which has one teacher and 16 pupils. Supt. Henry A. Parker said today that the Ottawa board has agreed to maintain and operate the Fouts school so long as the residents of that area desire that it be operated. The present teacher will be offered a contract just as are Ottawa teachers. In addition the Ottawa board will handle all transportation problems in the Fouts district. Ottawa also will provide transportation for high school students living in that area and attending Ottawa High. Parker said that the county school superintendent will be ask ed to name an enumerator of the Fouts area. This enumerator will count the number of electors in area to determine if the petitions present have more than 51 per cent of the voters. After the enumeration is com pleted the Ottawa board formally can annex the territory. Parker also said that petitions have been received from resi dents living south of Sand Creek road and in the Baxter school dis trict- These petitions carry the names of 46 of 49 voters in the area. The petitions have no legal force, however, but merely state that residents in the area prefer to be included in the Ottawa district. The addition of Hood, Fouts and Sand Creek would increase the assessed valuation of the Ottawa district considerably, Parker said The district now has a valuation of $13,053,328. Valuations of Fouts is $831,520; Hood, $739,575, and Sand Creek, $401,656. Addition of these three to Ottawa would bring the valuation of Schc'-l District 30 to $15,016,079. Telephone Men Meeting At Ottawa Representatives of a number of independent telephone companies of towns of Eastern Kansas will be in Ottawa tomorrow for a meeting at the offices of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Park & Main, it was announced by J. T. Morrisey, Ottawa manager for Southwestern Bell. Morrisey said the companies are' community dial phone firms for which Ottawa's Southwestern Bell plant is the toll center. He said the purpose of the meeting is for discussion in connection with such joint operations, and for purposes of getting acquainted. Towns to be represented at the meeting, which will open at 9 a.m., include Waverly, Westphalia, Lane, Greeley, Richmond, Princeton, Wellsville and others. Cornelia Gilliland, Ottawa chief operator, will be hostess. MONKEY BUSINESS? — From the way Butch Shepard (left) and George Fuller are acting, it looks as though monkey business is afoot in Princeton High School play, "Jump Over the Moon", to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday in PUS auditorium. Mrs. Ralph J. Studebaker, Ottawa RFD 3, is director. (Herald Photo) Draft Call WASHINGTON (AP) - A reduced draft call has been issued for December. The Defense Department announced Tuesday that 16,000 men would be inducted for Army service next month. The total compares with 20,000 called in November, 20,000 in October and 25,000 in September. The first half of next month's quota will report to induction stations by Dec. 8. The other half will report by Dec. 15. New Demand For "Troika" Negotiations UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The Soviet Union renewed its demands today that any new East-West disarmament negotiations must be organized on the troika principle—with equal numbers of Western, Communist and nonaligned countries taking part. The demands were advanced by Soviet Delegate Valerian A. Zor- in as he opened a comprehensive U.N. disarmament debate w the General Assembly's main political committee. The Western powers have refused to accept the troika concept. Zorin laid before the 103-nation committee once more the disarmament proposals long advanced by Soviet Premier Khrushchev and pressed for an immediate treaty providing for complete disarmament within four years or some other agreed period. "It is necessary to destroy all weapons," he asserted. "No other effective disarmament plan can exist in present circumstances." Baldwin Votes For Library BALDWIN, Kan. (AP)-Baldwin voters Tuesday approved a $15,000 bond issue for a new city library. The vote was 273 to 48. Mayor Roger Martin said construction will begin early next year. The present library is housed in city hall. Tauy's Toot The next person who asks if we've had enough rain is going to be told where a man can go to get real dry. Publicity Gag Becomes A Wonderful Experience KANSAS CITY (AP)-"I think I had never really been alone in my whole life until I left New York on this trip. I have done more deep thinking in these two months than 1 ever have in my whole life. There's less hatred in me now." Speaking — George F. Collins, 50, a $25,000-a-yeur carpet salesman from Chattanooga, Term., walking across the country as a publicity gag.....wearing boots of carpet over his shoes....averaging 25 miles a day 40 miles one day...and all his friends said he was crazy But Collins has found beauty in the country he'd never noticed before. He's lost three inches around his middle, but no pounds. Hang the publicity, he's having fun. It's like his teen-age daughter told him: Crazy—but wonderful. Collins tramped into Kansas City Tuesday on U. S. 40, ticking off his 1,517th mile. He'll set out down U. S. 69 Thursday on a five- or six-day walk to Joplin, Mo.
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