The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 16, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL.65 NO. 290 OTTAWA, KANSAS. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1961 7 CENTS TWO SECTIONS SIXTEEN PAGES "MR. DEMOCRAT" THROUGH THE YEARS — Sam Rayburn is shown at various stages in long political career. From left: Texas Congressman in 1934; wielding gavel as Speaker in 1956, and at 79th birthday party last January. No Party Lines In The Mourning WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy led the nation today in mourning for Mr. Sam, In a statement released after the chief executive, saddened by the death of House Speaker Sam Rayburn, had taken off on a trip to the West Coast, Kennedy said the nation "has lost a devoted servant and the citizens of this country an unflinching friend." The presidential statement echoed sentiments voiced in an outpouring of sad tributes which began flowing from the Capitol immediately after the news came from Bonham, Tex., where the speaker died. There were no party lines in the expressions of grief over the loss of the man known as "Mr. Democrat." The Republicans who fought him at every step in the chambers of Congress were as outspoken in sorrow as the most loyal political followers. Two partners of the speaker in dealing with the nation's business —Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana— effectively summed up for their legislative colleagues. Johnson's office spoke for the vice president while Johnson himself was on the way to the airport for a Western trip—a journey which Johnson cancelled upon receipt of the news. The statement said: "The Capitol is a lonely place without him and the good people of the world have lost a companion and an ally. He was always there when he was needed. His voice and his judgment were heard and respected. In the end it all added up to one thing: He The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair and colder tonight; Friday generally fair and cold; highs Friday 35-40; lows tonight near 20. High temperature yesterday, 48; low today. 36; high year ago today 61; low year ago today, 37, record high this date, 77 In 1896; record low this date, 4 In 1958; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: B a. in 48 9 p. m. .48 10 m. .47 10 p. m 48 11 a. m 47 11 p. m. .48 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4pm.. & p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8pm.. .47 ,.47 ..47 ..47 .47 ,.47 ,.48 ,.43 .48 Midnight 47 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. .47 .43 .42 .38 .38 .37 .36 .36 did what was right," "He was one of the great men of our time, one of our greatest statesmen." In Augusta, Ga., former Presi dent Dwight D. Eisenhower termed Rayburn's death a grievous loss to every citizen. Eisenhower, vacationing at the Mansfield put a similar view in j Augusta National Golf Club, said these words: j n a statement: "I feel that I have lost both a father and a brother, but I know the nation's loss is greater still. He was the last of the old frontiersmen and his place will be difficult to fill." Former President Harry S. Truman, also a close associate of Rayburn, said at his home in Independence, Mo., "I am just as sorry as I can be to hear of Sam's passing. "Speaker Rayburn's legislative leadership was unmatched. It will long inspire all who seek important positions in public service. On international affairs he was a tower of strength for four presidents. An outspoken partisan, 1 found him also equally bipartisan in all matters affecting the securi ty of our country. "To know Mr. Sam was to ad' mire and like him." $10,000 Boost For OU Fund Macapagal Wins In Philippines MANILA (AP)-Diosdao Macapagal clinched the presidency of the Philippines today. The 51- year-old vice president defeated President Carlos P. Garcia in a hard-fought campaign. Macapagal is pledged to wipe out graft. With perhaps 85 per cent of the returns in, the unofficial count gave Macapagal 3,188,135 votes and Garcia 2,529,756. In the vice presidential race, Macapagal's running mate, Emmanuel Pelaez, led with 2,017,056 votes. His closest rival, independent Sergio Osmena Jr., son of the late President Osmena, had 1,819,086. Gil J. Puyat, Garcia's running mate, had 1,479,532. Macapagal is pledged to maintain the Philippines' strong ties with the United States, and may even improve them. Side Swipes SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)Substitute teacher Ernest Bury, 30, thought the most scientific way to demonstrate the evils of tobacco to light graders would be to let them puff a cigarette. Bury, who doesn't smoke, borrowed a cigarette from a student at Jonas Salk School and suggested each child take a puff. About half the class of 30 tried it. One girl got queasy and com- plaind to the principal, who called the superintendent, Fred J. Kiesel. He fired Bury. With Pay, Too? SINGAPORE (AP)-Workers at the Kwangtung Provincial Bank who marry are now entitled to two weeks honeymoon leave. The clause was written into a new two - year working agreement signed Wednesday. Lose Case LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-When the government offered a Hardinsburg couple $17,500 for about 90 acres of their land, they went to court. It cost them $500. A federal district court jury Wednesday awarded Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Jarboe $17,000 for the land, needed by the federal government for use in construction of the Rough River reservoir flood control project. Walk On In KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)Robert R. Osborne, police dispatcher, sent a prowl car to the aid of a housewife in distress Wednesday with this postscript: "If the lady doesn't answer your knock on the door, she says it will be because the rat is between her and the door." The Ottawa University centen nial fund drive spurted more than $10,000 last night as six more pledges were reported by the spe cial gifts committee. Total reported to date stands a $56,250, more than a third of the Ottawa and Franklin County goa of $150,000. Nation-wide goal i $500,000. Special gifts chairman Rober A. Anderson pointed out that 5! pledges received make up the to tal of $56,250 raised so far. Hi added that there still are 7 pledge cards unreturned. Next re port meeting of the advance gift group will be Friday afternoon Milo Hewitt, chairman of the campaign, said today that thi general drive group headed b; Lester Moore will hold its firs meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at th North American Hotel. Division leaders and drive cap tains have been named. Th names of two captains, Merle Will hite and Dale Willhite were omil ted from a previously-published list. Each of the 15 captains will name five workers to assist him. 6 Easy Death For Great Man' Mr. Sam "Just Quit Breathing" BONHAM, Tex. (AP) — Sam Rayburn, who served longer as louse speaker than any man, died today in the home town he loved. Cancer and its complications caused his death. He would have on Jan. 6. been The White House was notified mmediately. So was Rep. John iV. McCormack of Massachusetts, he Democratic leader of the [louse. McCormack was the man Ray- 3urn chose to serve temporarily as speaker when "Mr. Sam" had to leave Congress before it closed because of what he called lumbago. But even then, his doctor believes, he knew he had cancer. The physician, Dr. Joe A. Risser, and members of the speaker's family and staff stood by the bedside in Risser Hospital as Rayburn faded away. "It was a very easy death for a very great man," Dr. Risser told reporters. Asked about the immediate cause of death, Risser said simply that: "He just quit breathing." Then, in more formal language, he put it this way: "At 6:20 this morning Mr. Sam passed away. He died quietly. He showed no evidence of pain lines in the face. He seemed to be as one in sleep." Rayburn had been unconscious for about 36 hours before his death. The doctor and family had spent two near-sleepless nights at the hospital. The office of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson said in Washington that funeral services for Rayburn will be held at 2:30 p.m., CST, Saturday, in Bonham. The burial will be in the family plot perhaps three-quarters of a mile from the center of this northern Texas town of 7,000, where Rayburn was the outstanding citizen. President Kennedy is expected generally to attend the services. He will have to shuffle arrangements for a four-day Western trip to do so. The first telephone calli from the little yellow brick hospital after Rayburn died went from Dr. Risser to Kennedy's physician in Washington, Dr. Janet Travell. This was by long-standing pre arrangement. The President had asked that he be kept in touch with Rayburn's condition. The sergeant-at-arms of the House, Zeake Johnson, was told promptly that the man who wielded the gavel there more than twice as long as any other was dead, and it was for him that the first word of Rayburn's death came out. At Rayburn's bedside here when he yielded to cancer were members of his family, doctors on the hospital staff and several nurses. The members of the family lefl the hospital shortly after his death. Rayburn achieved one wish concerning his death but failed in another. "I want to die with my boots on and with my gavel in my hand," the venerable dean of 20th century politics told friends when he left Washington at the end oi August for what was to be his final departure. "They're going to have to carry me out of here, God willing. I love this house," he said. (Continued on Pg. 6) Grade Crossing Crash KiUs Two GULFORD, Mo. (AP) - A car and a train collided at a grade crossing on the edge of Guilford Wednesday night, killing two Guilford high school youngsters and critically injuring a third, John McCord and Phyllis Davidson, both about 17, were killed. Patty Farnan, also about 17 and from Guilford, was taken to a hospital in Maryville. The accident was on Nodaway County Route M where it crosses the Chicago Great Western tracks. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported the impact threw the car 58 feet into a rainswollen ditch. McCord apparently was driving the car. Fancy Broad Breasted Turkeys. Fresh Dressed. Order now for Thanksgiving. Antone's Produce. Phone CH 2-1951, if no answer, til 2-3904. 12 Inches Of Snow TOPEKA (AP)-Western Kansas had its first general snowfall today with 12 inches reported at WaKeeney in the northwestern part of the state. A band of snow measuring four inches and more extended from southwestern to north central Kansas and the rest of the state lad general rain late Wednesday. However, skies are clearing and no more moisture is forecast. Other major snowfalls included Russell and Natoma 7 inches each, Scott City 6, Garden City and Webster Dam 5 each, and Lebanon, Hill City and Lovewell Dam 4 each. Skies will be mostly fair Friday. Low temperatures are predicted down to 5 degrees in the northwest tonight and only up to the 20s in the southeast. There will be some moderation by Friday although it will remain cold particularly where there is snow on the' ground, the Weather Bureau said. Wednesday's highs ranged from 35 degrees at Goodland to 55 at Pittsburg with overnight lows from 22 at Goodland to 40 at Pittsburg. •*«••* Roads Slick, K68 Closed TOPEKA (AP)-The highway patrol said at mid-morning today most major highways in the western third of Kansas are slick and hazardous. But in many sections" the roads were expected to respond to sun shine and return to normal before the day was over. The only road reported closed was K68 between Ottawa and Paola, and that was due to high water rather than snow. In southwest Kansas, U.S. 160 54, 50, 56, 182, 283, 85 and K96 as well as most other state highways, were slick with packed snow. In north central Kansas U.S. 81 and 36 were reported slick in Re public County. U.S. 24, 36 and 40 were reported slick in spots in northwest Kansas. U.S. 183, 283 and 281 in thai area were listed as slick anc hazardous. LOOK INSIDE FOR: One school district better than four, Editorial, Pg. 10. Business better as 1961 hits home stretch, Pg. 14. Malaya rains would be something to see, Pg. 10. Self-help program best for youth, Pg. 3. Baby selects best time to be born, Dr. Molncr, Pg. 10. Paving Bids On Nov. 29 Bids will be received Nov. 29 on two paving projects, it was announced last night at the meet- ng of the city commissioners. To be paved are 10th Street, rom Locust to Willow, and Maple Street, from 9th to 10th. The commission meeting was a jrief one, the only other matter discussed being the plan for placing stop signs at llth and Col- ege to improve a traffic condl ion at the south edge of the Ot- :awa University campus. No Flood Seen From Downpour Rain in Ottawa yesterday and last night amounted to 1.90 inches, John P. Kelsey, local weather observer, said. The Marais des Cygnes river responded quickly, and today was moving up toward the bank- full stage. The Weather Bureau said the crest could be expected at Ottawa sometime tonight, and might not exceed 22 feet. Flood stage here is 23 feet. Rain upstream from Ottawa was lighter. Some of the reports received were: Osage City, 1.45; Reading, 1.2; Overbrook, .98; Worden, 1.44; Melvern, .87; Lebo, 1.11; Quenemo, 1.18. The river probably will slop over its banks in the farm area* between Quenemo and Ottawa, and also at points downstream. A stage two or three feet above flood stage is expected in the vicinity of Osawatomie, and moderate flooding is expected also in tht LaCygne area. UMBRELLA MAZE — Kay Colcman, Ottawa University senior from Spring Hill, searched through pile of umbrellas in lobby of Universiy Commons as nearly two inches of rain fell here ye» terday. (Herald Photo) Midwest Loss, Says Carlson TOPEKA (AP) - Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kas., said today that in the death of Speaker Sam Rayburn the nation "has lost a great statesman, a great American, and one of our ablest parliamentarians. "I have lost a personal friend and the Midwest has lost its staunchest supporter," Carlson said. JFK On 4-State Speaking Tour Troops Guard French Embassy BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)-Police stationed an emergency guard outside the French Embassy today as 4,000 Lebanese demonstrated for the release of Mohammed Ben Bella and other Algerians imprisoned by France. No violence was reported. Says Congo Slaying 'Outright Savagery' UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Acting Secretary General U Thant today denounced the slaying of 13 Italian airmen in the Congo as "outright savagery" and said he had instructed U.N. officials on the scene to see that those responsible "receive the punishment they deserve." U Thant made the statement in a message of sympathy sent to Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Segni here and to the Italian government in Rome. The statement said: "These men, who had served the U.N. operation in the Congo with devotion and valor, were ambushed and brutally murdered by undis- ciplined Congolese troops in an act of outright savagery. "I have directed the U.N. representatives in the Congo to pursue with vigor all possible measures to ensure that those responsible for this outrageous crime and all who participated in it will receive the punishment they deserve." Earlier Scgni had expressed confidence thai the United Nations will take slops to prevent further tragic events such as the slaying of the 13 airmen. The Itab'an diplomat expressed his views in a statement to the press issued after U.N. officials announced the Italian airmen, on a mission for the world organiza- tion, had been shot by soldiers of the central Congolese government shortly after their arrest last Saturday in the Kivu Province town of Kindu. The new incident complicated the Congo crisis which already had become more aggravated both in secessionist Katanga Province and in Kivu. U Thant was expected to get a first-hand report later in the day from two of his top Congo aides. Conor Cruise O'Brien, chief U.N. representative in Katanga Province, and Maj. Gen. Sean McKeown, U.N. military commander in the Congo, were scheduled to arrive in New York later today. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy, saddened by the death of House Speaker Sam Rayburn, set out today on a four- day Western trip. The trip will be partly political but probably will open with a major foreign policy talk. The schedule includes Democratic party tributes and a display of naval striking power, but might be altered so that Kennedy could attend Rayburn's funeral. Kennedy's big jet took off from Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland at 9:31 a.m. EST for Seattle, where he speaks at the University of Washington's 100th anniversary celebration this afternoon. Before leaving, Kennedy met with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and other foreign policy advisors. The discussions presumably included the visit to Washington next week by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany. The President reportedly planned to make his university speech the big one of his first tour of the West since election day last November. He was expected to give his view of the international scene and the broad area of East-West conflict. Kennedy will remain overnight in Seattle to address a dinner honoring Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash. He has a similar engagement in Phoenix Friday night, where Democrats, are paying their respects to 84-year-old Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz. Injury Fatal WICHITA (AP)-George Woody, 65, Wichita, died Wednesday night from injuries suffered earlier in the day when struck by an auto while he was crossing a street in southwest Wichita. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 adv. Big 4 Meeting To Be At Paris WASHINGTON (AP) - The Big Four Western foreign ministers have agreed to meet in Paris next month to talk about Berlin and other problems. The meeting will be held in advance of the semiannual conference of the 15-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which opens in the French capita] Dec. 13. The announcement of the mini*- ters meeting was made Wednesday by the State Department. Pedestrian Is Killed INDEPENDENCE (AP)-Forest Sherwood, 61, died today of injuries suffered Wednesday in a car-pedestrian accident. Sherwood, employed by the Post Office Department in Independence, was crossing a street at a downtown intersection. Police said the accident occurred during a rainstorm that hampered visibility- The driver of the car was Ben» jamin J. Miller of Rt. 4, Independence. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffie death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—1. For November—27. For 1961-461. Comparable 1960 period-439. Tauy's Toot Not even Texas can brag enough about Mr. Sam.

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