The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 17, 1961 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 291 OTTAWA, KANSAS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1961 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Another School Annexation Move Mimiteman Scores In Underground Test Vaults From Silo, Strikes Target 3,000 Miles Away CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With a swirl of fire and smoke, an intercontinental-range minuleman missile scored its first underground launching success today. The rocket vaulted from a 90-foot pit and raced to a target area about 3,000 miles away. The success announced by the Air Force, advanced the day when hundreds of Minutemen will be planted in underground silos capable of surviving nuclear attack. A rush of fire and smoke erupted from the steel and concrete hole as the missile's powerful engines ignited. The 58-foot projectile cleared the pit in two seconds, quickly darted through the smoke clouds and pitched toward the southeast. The second and third stages fired as planned and propelled the nose cone into a broad bull's-eye area in the Atlantic. Pinpoint accuracy was not a goal on this first successful silo firing. The good flight signals a stepup in the Minuteman test flight pro gram, with several more firings scheduled before the end of the year. The Air Force needed a success ful flight to make up for time los •when a Minuteman exploded sec onds after the missile's first sili launching on Aug. 30. The August failure was traced o a spurious guidance system ignal which ignited the second stage as the missile cleared the iilo. The second stage is intended o fire about a minute after aunching. Analysis of data also showed he missile was affected slightly Dy noise ricocheting off the sides of the silo. To remedy this, the hole used today was lined with a three-inch thickness of a substance resembling acoustical tile Before launching, the missile rested on a hydraulically operal ed ring which hunr? snsnended on metallic straps 17 feet from the bottom of the shaft, 'uus system will permit Minuteman to remain pointed on its intended trajectory even though a nearby nuclear blast might knock the silo slightly ajar. Major objectives of the test were to determine how Minuteman withstands the punishing forces of an underground launch ing. Nike Zeus Shows Off Superspeed Residents of another school district, Wycoff, have asked to join School District 30, Ottawa. Petitions requesting inclusion of territory in Wycoff District southwest of Ottawa, were handed to the Ottawa board of education late yesterday. The district includes about eight sections of land, has a valuation of $332,498 and presently operates a one-teacher school with 16 children. The petitions carried 34 names which residents said rep- represent 70 per cent of the electors in the area. The Ottawa board will ask the county superintendent to appoint an enumerator for the district this week. Wycoff is the fourth district to ask inclusion into School District 30 in recent weeks. Others are Fouts, Hood and Sand Creek. Side Swipes LONDON (AP)-A British couple complained today that Princess 'Margaret's delay in naming her baby is costing them money. Tony Large and his wife Margaret Rose not only have the same first names as the princess and her husband, Antony Armstrong- Jones, now Lord Snowdon. The Larges also have a new son, born on the same day as the royal baby. The Larges naturally want to name their son after young Viscount Linley, the title the princess' baby acquired at birth. But the princess has given no indication of when she'll reveal the full name her son will be given. And until the Larges register their baby by its full name, they can't collect $2.45 a week in govern ment family allowances. They also can't collect an $84 tax rebate until they register the baby's birth under its name. The Larges need the money more than the Armstrong-Joneses Tony Large is a railroad signalman and gets $42 a week. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST-Cloudy tonight and Saturday with some light snow likely Saturday; continued cold; highs Saturday 3540; lows tonight near 30. High temperature yesterday. 45; low today 24' high year ago today. 67; low year ago today! 31: record high thl date 77 In 1896; record low this date 4 in 1959; hourly temperatures, 34 hour ending 8 a.m.. today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p m. 6 p. m. 1 p. m. 8 p. m. .44 .45 .43 .41 .38 .37 .35 35 .38 9 P .38 10 p .40 11 P .43 Midnight 1 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6 a 7 a I ft m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. Fore! ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)-A golfer annot be expected to control the ight of a golf ball, says the eorgia Court of Appeals. Judge Homer C. Eberhardt, in writing the court's opinion on a amage suit, said Thursday that anyone playing golf assumes the isk of being hit by a ball. The $25,000 damage suit was iled by J. K. Thomas against I. W. Shaw in Albany. Thomas "claimed he almost lost he sight of an eye injured by a jolf ball hooked by Shaw. Strong Thieves DETROIT (AP) - Joseph Fer tovic ordered a new display case "or his gift shop. The case was 10 feet long and weighed 800 pounds. When it was delivered, it took four men to wrestle it off a truck. The men left it in an alley while Ferkovic decided where to put it in his shop. Ferkovic decided in about half an hour and went to the alley. The case was gone. Turnip, Anyone? MINNEAPOLIS, Kas. (AP)Bill Watson has raised approximately 2,000 bushels of turnips and now must give them away. Last spring Watson planted an HVi-acre path of ground to alfal fa, mixing turnip seed in with the alfalfa to provide growth on the field that would hold moisture and prevent blowing. The turnips grew like weeds. But that piece of ground is un der government control and he can't sell crops raised on it. Hood has been formally annexed. Enumerators are working in Sand Creek and Fouts. If petitions are sufficient and the areas annexed, the shape of School District 30 will be as shown on the map above. The shaded area in the center is Ottawa. To the west of Ottawa is the Island district, rural area which joined School District 30 a number of years ago. * * * j Delay Ruling In School Act Appeal TOPEKA (AP) - Hopes for a quick Supreme Court ruling on the 1961 school reorganization act were blunted today when the court ordered attorneys to re-brief and argue the case. In a special order the court directed new briefs be filed and the case set for arguments in January. State officials involved had hoped for a final decision before that time. The case was argued before the court Nov. 6. "It is the opinion of the court that sufficient time has not been devoted to this important case," the order said. Other interested parties were invited to apply to intervene. The case is an appeal from a Graham County District Cour ruling which held the law uncon stitutional because it makes an unlawful delegation of legislative power and is too vague and in definite. Approximately two dozen nortl central and northwestern Kansa school districts joined in the tes case which named A. F. Throck morton, state superintendent o public instruction, and the stat Committee on School District Or ganization as defendants. That is the area in white, outlined by the broad black lines. Immediately south of Ottawa is Hood, formally annexed on Nov. 6. To the southeast is Fouts district which has asked to join. To the southwest is Wycoff. North of Ottawa and shaded on the map is Sand Creek. As in the case of Fouts, the Ottawa school board has promised residents of Wycoff District that the Ottawa board would take over and operate Wycoff school as long as patrons so desire. The board will maintain the building, offer the teacher a contract and handle transportation problems. In addition, high school students who attend Ottawa High will receive free transportation. Addition of Fouts, Wycoff, Sand Creek and Hood would bring the valuation of School District 30 to $15,348,577. POINT MUGU, Calif. (AP)-A Nike Zeus missile killer rocket has passed a test previously flunked by two other Nikes, for the first time demonstrating its capability of outracing liquid fuel missiles. The rocket's purpose: to seek out and destroy incoming nuclear- tipped missiles, high in the sky. he Nike Zeus is supposed to demolish the invaders with its own nuclear warhead. The shot down the Pacific mis Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffi death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—; For November—30. For 1961—464. Comparable 1960 period—440. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 adv Send UN Troops Against 'Butchers' LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo AP)—The United Nations sped lalayan troops to Kindu today to ien up Congolese army butchers if 13 Italian U.N. airmen for Hinishment. Planeloads of blue-helmeted Ma- ayans were flown to the Lualaba liver port in Kivu province with jrders to encircle and disarm the dllers and others in a force of ,000 reportedly incited to mutiny >y the Congo's Lumumbist vice >remier, Antoine Gizenga. About 80 of the drunken and undisciplined soldiery — undeterred )y a 200-man Malayan contingent on duty at the Kindu Airfield- shot and cut up the Italians near he town prison Saturday. Cries of "They are Flemish (Belgians)" accompanied the massacre. Parts of the bodies were tossed to excited spectators. The military mob had set upon the Italians as they dined in the Malayan officers' mess after landing two transports carrying powdered milk and hospital supplies. The U.N. organization in the Congo, headed by Sture Linner of Sweden, demanded immediate arrest of the Congolese commander at Kindu (who disavowed responsibility by declaring "you know how soldiers are") and establishment of a U.N.-Congolese commission to seek out "the remaining culprits." River In Slow Rise The Marais des Cygnes river, after staging another of its numerous 1961 rises yesterday, seem ed reluctant today to give up. The stream reached a stage of 22.2 feet last night, then began to recede, and had dropped to about 21.5 feet when it began a slight rise again. Army Engineers, checking the gauge readings on K68 bridge, west of Ottawa found the stream rising about l-10th of a foot per hour during this morning, while the stage was dropping slightly at the.Ottawa Main Street bridge. The slight second rise caught up with itself at Main Street about mid-day. The stream is expected to make slight rises for a few hours at Main Street before starting to drop again. sile range Thursday tested the launch system and the first two stages of the three-stage solid fuel rocket. Two previous tests ended —spectacularly—when the rockets veered off course and had to be blown up. Nike Zeus is a superfast missile. Its solid fuel engine kicks it aloft 10 times faster than a liquid fuel Atlas missile. Next year, the Army says, Nike Zeus missiles fired from Kwajalein Island will be hurled at Atlas missiles launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., over the Pacific. But first, the third stage of the Nike Zeus must be tested with the other two. This is scheduled possibly for next month. The white-finned 48-foot rocket zoomed into the clouds Thursday seconds after blast-off. After it barreled far down the dsroyd o avoid ndangringTcs-. missile track it was deliberately destroyed to avoid endangering ships at sea. The Army would not say how far the missile traveled before it was blown up. Attention was focused on Thursday's lest because: 1. Reports that the U.S. is developing the mysterious neutron bomb, to be capable of creating an intense radiation burst. A Nike Zeus tipped with such a device could kill attacking missiles at much greater range than with conventional nuclear warheads, scientists say. 2. Speculation that Russia tested antimissile warheads in recent high altitude nuclear blasts. MRS. VERNE ALDEN Mrs. Alden PTA Speaker "Radio Free Europe" will be the subject of a talk by Mrs. Verne Alden at the joint meeting of the Ottawa Parent-Teacher Associations at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne School. She also will show slides of pictures taken during her stay in Europe in 1960. As president of the National Home Demonstration Council in 1960, Mrs. Alden represented the council at the triennial convention of Associated Country Women of the World. In addition to her service on a national level, Mrs. Alden has been a leader in the Kansas Council of Women, Kansas UNESCO organization, American Association of University Women, State Board of Education, a member of the Kansas Committee of the Rural Education Division of the National Education Association and a member of the White House Conference on Education. Tauy's Toot In case you had forgotten, that round yellow thing seen in the sky this morning is called "sun." Fancy Broad Breasted Turkeys. Fresh Dressed. Order now for Thanksgiving. Antone's Produce. Phone CII 2-1951, if no answer CH 2-3904. 'Spirit Quite Blithe Final Tribute To "Mr. Sam 59 BONHAM, Tex. (AP) - Th? high and the humble began gathering in this little north Texas town today to say farewell to Sam Rayburn, speaker of the House. cancer the here in and its modest at 6:20 He died of complications Risser Hospital Thursday. "It was the damndest thing that ever got ahold of me," the 79- year-old Rayburn had said only several days ago. But Rayburn died peacefully — "as if one asleep," said his physician, Dr. Joe Risser. President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, a longtime friend and pro- tege of Rayburn, headed the list of government officials who will attend the funeral Saturday. The service will be in Bonham's First Baptist Church. Rep. John W. McCormack, D- Mass., the man most likely to succeed Rayburn as speaker, arrived in Dallas Thursday night and was due here today. He has designated 105 members of Congress who will fly to Bon- harn for the funeral of "Mr. Democrat." They include all members of the Texas delegation and the senior members, Republican and Democrat, from each state. "Mr. Sam is gone," the banner headline in the Bonham Favorite read. "Goodbye, Mr. Sam," said the Herald in neighboring Deni- son, "Farewell to a great Amer-1 Conducting the service will be Elder H. G. Ball, pastor of the ican." And so it was all over the Fourth Congressional District of Texas, which Rayburn represented just short of a half century, and over the nation. President Kennedy is scheduled to arrive at Perrin Air Force Base in adjacent Gray son County at 12:50 p.m. Saturday. He will take a helicopter for the 30-mile flight In Bonham, attend the service and depart from Perrin at 3:05 p.m. The funeral service will be heard by about 1,000 people in the 700-scat brick and stained glass church. Rayburn's top administrative assistant, John Holton, said room would be provided for the extra 300 persons. By A. I. VAN CLEAVE Noah Webster didn't know it, but he wrote in the early 1800s a fitting appraisal of the Ottawa Community Theater Players' present production. You'll find it in Webster's definition of the word "blithe" — joyous, glad, cheerful; exhibiting light-hearted gaiety." It wasn't left to me to say first that Noel Coward's farce, "Blithe Spirit," meets the requirements of Webster's definition of the adjective. Other audiences h a v • found the comedy delightful. But so did the rather small opening-night crowd that saw th« Ottawa Players' effective presentation of it last night in Memorial Auditorium. They really did — from the matronly - type sitting nearby who thought "Charles" (Galen Scott) was "so cute" to the radio announcer who laughed at the profound "Madame Arcati" (Rose Marie Ralston). "Blithe Spirit" deals with the invasion of the home of British author Charles Condomine by the ghost of his first wife, "Elvira" (Karen Watts). It's a discomforting situation for Charles and results in the downfall, or uplifting, of his present wife, "Ruth" (Pat Wigglesworth). It's to the credit of the play and local cast that each character has some special appeal to some- i one. Not all the spectators were Primitive Baptist Church at near-, ]au , j at the same time But by Tioga. Tex., which Rayburn | ^ applause aftcr each scene and joined a few years ago. The Rev. Bernard Bruskamp, chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, after the final curtain was unanimous, and not restrained. 1 think Scott was a good . , , Charles, particularly in the au- The body will lie m stale, with thor>s mQs{ cxasperale d an d high- the casket open, From 9 a.m. to- ]y em()tional mom ents. will assist. day until 9 a.m. Saturday in the white marble Sum Rayburn Library. Burial will be at Willow Wild Cemetery, three-quarters of a mile from Bonham's county courthouse. Tluit is where Mr. Sam's beloved "Miss Lu" and seven other Rayburns rest. Miss Lucinda Rayburn, a sister, was his hostess for many years. She died A close feminine associate was tickled with Karen's portrayal of Elvira. Deserving a big hand are Joyce Soph and Silvanna Sheldon for their costume and makeup contributions, particularly with the "Spirit." "Spirit" will be presented again at 8 tonight and tomorrow of cancel- several years ago. 'night, same place.

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