The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on November 20, 1961 · Page 1
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1 OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 65 NO. 293 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1Q61 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Rockefeller Flies To Pacific Where Son Is Lost Sees Farm Program Faults Robert F. Ellsworth, 4th District Congressman, told Ottawa Lions today what he believes is wrong with the Kennedy Administration's farm program. Ellsworth, speaking at the Lions luncheon, said he is "very, very disappointed with the way ecretary of Agricluture Orville Freeman had used the power given him to dispose of surplus Commodity Credit Corporation locks." The Congressman, who said he supported the feed grain pro ;ram even though he did not approve of the authority it gave 'reeman, said the secretary had used his power to "clobber the corn market." ENTRANCE — This window, being photographed by Ottawa Police Inspector Bill Wheeler, was broken to gain entrance to the Grover Knight Men's Clothing Store, 225 S. Main, sometime last night, police said. An estimated $300-$500 in merchandise and cash was taken. (Herald Photo) Cash And Clothes Taken In Break-In He said corn now is down to H) cents a bushel and that hogs lad dropped to $15 and $16 per jundredweight. He said t h i ,ime next year may find hogs down to $13. Ellsworth told of the results to Kansas farmers of the feed grain program. He said 84,000 farmers in the state had retired iVi million acres of corn and grain sorghum under the program and had received payments totaling $46 million. This, along with the expanded Farm Home Administration lending service and other results are some of the good points of the program, Ellsworth said. But he criticized an "arrogant group in the State Department" hat had given Brazil and other countries the privilege of selling sugar in this country without buy- U.S. wheat on a ton-for-ton basis as had been proposed. He also criticized the wheat program which he said had made "whipping boys" of Kansas hard red winter producers. Ellsworth explained that producers of soft winter wheat on the Eastern Seaboard were providing wheat at a few cents cheaper for export, robbing the Midwest producers of this market. Ellsworth, who has attended budget hearings on Ottawa and area flood protection works and supported requests for appro priations for them, said he is glad to see these projects being carried out. The Congressman will speak a' Plea"santon and Parker High School Assemblies tomorrow He'll speak Wednesday at morning assembly at Princeton High School. Heavy Load TOPEKA (AP) - Secretary o State Paul Shanahan was trying to figure out today if he can senc a several hundred pound rock t Florida. A bank at St. Petersburg, Fla wrote t h at it is preparing display of all 50 states and askec him to send a piece of native Kan sas stone from one to five cubi feet in size for the Kansas section Michael Forced To Abandon Boat SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller flew toward the far Pacific today to give whatever aid he could to his son Michael, last reported lost off the wild south coast of New Guinea. The governor's party look off from San Francisco on a Pan American jetliner for Tokyo. As Rockefeller resumed his hurried, 10,000-mile journey to the far-distant jungle island in the Western Pacific, he had some hope that his son might be safe. Michael's companion during the New Guinea mishap reportedly has been rescued, Dutch officials reported at the Hague, Netherlands. And the Dutch also said there was some indication that Michael too would be found safe. Young Rockefeller was last seen floating on two all purpose military cans that could be used to keep him afloat, his rescued companion reported. Rescued R. S. Wassink, 34-year- old Dutch official, said he and Michael were forced to abandon their prahu, a native craft made of two canoes joined together. The two had been on a hunt for primitive art and sculpture along New Guinea's southern coast of swamp and jungle, one of the wildest areas in the world. MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER LIONS SPEAKER, Congressman Robert A. Ellsworth (left), talks with Al Yost before luncheon today. (Herald Photo) An estimated $300-5500 in cash and merchandise was taken from Grover Knight's Men's Hold Family Prisoners Rob Bank GARY, Ind. (AP) - A banker was held prisoner with his wife and son 12 hours before three swarthy gunmen escaped in his car today with about $60,000 loot. Robert F. Welke, 43, whose bank had already been robbed twice this year, said the bandits got into his house by posing as a policeman with two prowlers in custody. Welke told the FBI two of the men were in handcuffs when they were brought to the door of his home. The third man posed as ' policeman, saying he had caughl the pair prowling near the bank and wanted to see whether Welke could identify either. Once inside Welke's home, the pair shucked their handcuffs. Welke was told he and hi: family would be killed if he didn' cooperate in their plan to rob thi Glen Park branch of the Gary Trust & Savings Bank. Around 8 a.m., Welke's wifi and son were tied up and left in the home. Welke was forced to open the night deposit safe. He said thi robbers took only cash. The banker said the main vaul time lock wouldn't open until mid morning. As they left, the men bound Welke to a pipe in the bank basement with handcuffs used in their ruse. He broke loose in half an hour and called the FBI. lothing, 225 S. Main, sometime esterday, according to police. Missing, police said, is an as- ortment of sweaters, 12-15 for men and four for women, about dozen pair of trousers, a dozen port shirts, several hats, coats nd sports jackets, some work lothes and an nudetermined uantity of ties and sox. An additional $30-$40 in cash re- xirtedly was taken from the un- ocked cash register. Chief Eugene Flaherty said that •ntry was made by breaking a small washroom window at the >ack after removing the screen. 'he window was opened to allow entry of someone who apparent y unlocked the back door. The screen was replaced, he added. Lee Shelden, owner and opera or of the store, discovered the break-in about 8:30 a.m. today. 'It was all okay when they checked the doors Saturday night," Shelden explained. Also reported today as missing Flaherty said, were two suits The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Con tinued cloudy and cold tonight and Tuesday; Low lonight 25-30; high Tuesday in 40s. High temperature Saturday, 40; lo' Sunday. 31; high Sunday, 38; low today 33- high year ago today, 63; low yea ago today, 38; record high this dati 81 in 1897; record low this date, 12 i 1937; hourly temperatures, 24 hour ending 8 a.m., today: 35 9 p. m. 10 p 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. 2 p. 3 p. 4 p. B p. 6 p, 7 p m. m. m. m. m. m. m. t o. m. .35 .36 ,.37 37 .38 .37 .37 .36 ,.34 31 .31 m. 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m. m. m. m. m. m. . m. m. rom Worthington-Jones, 219 S Main. The suits, valued at $45 each, were missed Friday, he said. Chief Flaherty said the break in could have occurred any time between 11 p.m. Saturday ant 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Believe Captain Killed Bluebelle Passengers WUtse Talk At Ottawa Tonight The public will have an opportunity at Ottawa tonight to hear Ed Wiltse, Paola postmaster, whose earlier talks in the city set off a round of comments published in The Herald's "From Our Readers" column. Wiltse, who claims to be conducting a private war against communism, will speak at o'clock at Memorial Auditorium. The film, "Communist Encirclement," also will be shown. The meeting, free to everyone, is sponsored by the Ottawa Elks Americanism Committee. Tauy's Toot Those of us who have thought at times that money would solve all our problems can learn from Rockefeller's experiences. Checker Tourney Given TV Boost Wellsville men are telling Midwest television audiences about the 56th annual Kansas Checker Championship Tournament to begin Friday, Nov. 24, at Wellsville. Dennis Shields, president of the Wellsville Chamber of Commerce, and Arza B. Fogle, Williamsburg, president of the Kansas Checkers Association, were on Channel 4 yesterday afternoon. Fogle will appear again between 7 and 8 a.m. tomorrow, this time on Channel 13. Rev. Homer Ganong, pastor of the Wellsville Baptist Church, will be on a live Channel 5 broadcast at noon Wednesday. The Wellsville C of C is host for the tournament which will continue through Saturday and Sunday, if necessary. The tournament will be played in the multi-purpose room at Wellsville High School. It wil begin with a meeting of th< Checkers Association at 10:3 a.m. Friday. Play will begin a 1 p.m. There'll be three classes o play: A, B and C. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each class Several champions, Claud Clemans, Wichita; Wood Bloxom Emporia; William Gregg, L. G Clover and A. E. Howard, Kan sas City; Wayne Munson, Ells worth; Fogle; Sgt. C. W. Nuss Ft. Leavenworth, and Lawrenc Lipschpmb, El Dorado, are ex pected to compete. Title holders living in Kansas in elude J. R. Meek, 1917, T. Rouse, 1938; J. M. Stull, 193 through 1936 and 1946, 1951, 195 and 1958; Eugene Frazier, 1947 1949, 1954, 1957, 1959, I960 an 1961. Night Of Terror Reported By Girl MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A terror-filled story indicating the Capt. ulian Harvey slaughtered the passengers of the ketch Bluebelle been told to the Coast Guard by the lone survivor, Terry Jo as )uperrault, 11, of Green Bay, Wis. Well before the Bluebelle went own in Bahamas' waters Nov. 11 with the loss of five lives, Terry b said she saw the bodies of her mother and brother on the loor of the main cabin and saw )lood all over the cabin and the main deck. Harvey, who killed himself last today after learning that Terry To had survived, took the ship's dinghy and main life raft and umped overboard, leaving her stranded on the deck, she said. Terry's story was disclosed by :he Coast Guard at a news con- ! erence today. The girl was interviewed Sunday by FBI agents and Coast juard investigators in a hospital room where she is recovering :rom an ordeal of 3V6 days on a :iny raft bouncing through troubled seas. Capt. R. F. Barber, district officer in charge of marine investigations, said the standard procedure would be to refer the case to the Justice Department but since "the criminal negligence lies with a deceased person," it is not now known what will be done. Asked if the Coast Guard hac drawn a definite conclusion thai Harvey killed the passengers and sank the ship, Barber said such an announcement would have to wait until the investigation is completed. Terry Jo's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Duperrault; her brother, Brian, 14; and the captain's wife, May Harvey, ap parently went down with the ship The body of Terry Jo's sister Rence, 7, was found in the dinghy in which Harvey escaped. The tall, powerfully-built skip per, 45, a former air force officer told the Coast Guard, after passing freighter picked him up and brought him to Miami, tha the ship's mast broke and tore t hole in the bottom. The child denied that thi yacht's mast broke or that there was fire aboard the vessel, as larvey had reported. During Harvey's interrogation Thursday, Barber said, the word came that Terry Jo had been saved and Harvey expressed sur prise. He left hurriedly. He was :ound the next day in a motel room with his veins slashed. Barber said Terry Jo told this story of her ordeal on the About 9 p.m., Nov. 12, she went o bed in the after port stateroom. Sometime later, she was awakened by screaming and stamping and running noises on the deck. She recognized some of the screams as coming from Brian. Running toward the companionway stairs, she passed the central cabin and saw her mother and Brian lying on the floor and blood all over. Up on the deck, she saw more blood and Harvey coming at her through the darkness, with some thing in his hand she thought to be a pail or bucket. "Get down there!" he growlec in a deep voice. He struck her and pushed her back down the staii's. As the frightened blonde chile went back into her room, she heard water sloshing on the decl and wondered if the captain was washing off the blood. Harvey came into the room holding something she believed t be a rifle, stared at her, then left without saying anything anc went back up on deck. She heart hammering noises on the deck Water began to rise in her room and when it reached her mattres she again climbed up to the dec! and saw the ship's dinghy anc rubber life raft had beer launched. "Is the boat sinking?" she asked. "Yes," Harvey said. Then he jumped overboard, climbed into the dinghy and disappeared in the darkness of a moonless night. A small cork raft was tied atop le main cabin and Terry man- ged to get it lose and climb iboard with the main deck awash. Her story disputed in every de- ail Harvey's account of the sink- ng. He said that after the main mast broke, tearing holes in the deck and bottom of the ship, fire woke out and he was unable to get to the others through the lames. Asked if the mother and brother were dead when Terry Jo saw hem on the cabin floor, Barber said the investigators did not ask ;he child to go into any more jruesome details. She never saw her father, sister or Mary Harvey during the horror-filled night, Barber said. Havey took out a $20,000 double indemnity life insurance policy on Mary, who was his fourth or fifth wife, two weeks before the Bluebelle sailed from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the Bahamas. The governor shaken and pale arrived here this morning from New York on the first leg of the long journey. In New York, the Journal- American indirectly quoted the Dutch companion, Rene S. Wassink, as saying he saw Michael swimming in the ocean toward the New Guinea shore Saturday morning, New York time. "I don't know if he made it. I haven't seen him since." That quote was relayed to the newspaper via telephone by Johan Van Beuge, director for Administrative, political and international affairs for New Guinea. Van Beuge also said Wassink was clinging to the capsized canoe at the time of his rescue this morning. The Dutch government here quoted Wassink as saying he had last seen Rockefeller off the southern mouth of the Eilanden River. Gov. Rockefeller planned to charter a plane from Tokyo to New Guinea. The governor, 53, said he had expressed his gratitude to President Kennedy for a message of sympathy and offer of help. The President had telegraphed Rockefeller: "I am extremely sorry to hear about your son. Everyone connected with the government is most anxious to be of every possible assistance. I hope you will call on us for whatever assistance the Defense Department or any other agency can render." Drown In Pond VICTORIA, Kan. (AP) - Two children broke through thin ice and drowned while playing at a farm pond near Victoria Sunday. They were Darlene Braun, 8, and Donald Braun, 6, children of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Braun. The bodies were found in five feet of water. Union Service Tuesday Rev. Ned Roberts, pastor of Ottawa's First Christian Church, will give the Thanksgiving message at a Union Thanksgiving Service tomorrow night. The sermon is entitled: "Grateful for Plenty, And Plenty Grateful." The service will be in First Methodist Church, beginning at 7:30. The service is sponsored by the Ottawa Ministerial Association. Rev. Thomas Ingle, North Baptist pastor, will preside. Sherwin Snyder is organist, and the Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Martin Brockway, will sing. Here's the program: Organ prelude by Snyder. Hymn, "Come Ye Thankful People." Invocation, Rev. Gerald Hager. Anthem, "Praise to the Lord." Scripture reading, Rev. S. E. Hopkins. Prayer, Rev. Floyd Cooper. Offering, to be divided equally between American Bible Society and Christian Rural Overseas program, Rev. Charles Knight. Choral offertory, "Praise The Lord, 0 Jerusalem," chorus. Thanksgiving message. Hymn, "Now Thank We All Our God." Benediction, Mr, Ingle. Postlude. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—11 For November—41. For 1961—475. Comparable I960 period—451. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092. adv. State GOP Still Plans On Rocky TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas Republican leaders continued with plans today for Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to address a party rally here Saturday night despite his flight to Dutch New Guinea where his son was reported missing. GOP state headquarters said they have been told by Rockefeller's office to assume the governor will fill his engagement here unless there is bad news. The governor flew from New York Sunday after learning that his youngest son, Michael, was missing. Donald P. Schnacke, state Republican chairman, was in Wichita today but was available for contact by either Rockefeller's of- fice in New York or by state headquarters here. No arrangements have been made for a substitute speaker if Rockefeller is unable to appear. However, both Gov. John Anderson and Sen. Frank Carlson, H- Kas., will attend and could fill in as speaker. State headquarters also was disturbed last week when it wys announced that Gov. and Mrs. Rockefeller were separating after 21 years of marriage. However, they were assured that would not upset plans for the speech. The speech is set for a $25-a- plate dinner being held by state Republicans to raise funds for operation of headquarters and the campaign. More Snow, Rain On Way TOPEKA (AP)-Clouds broke away slowly over Kansas today but temperatures remained cold and more rain and snow is probable later in the week. Skies were clearing in the west early but were mostly cloudy elsewhere. Overnight temperature dipped to 12 degrees at Hill City and 13 at Goodland, ranging up to ,17 at Pittsburg. Highs Sunday wore from 28 at Dodge City to 39 at Pittsburg. A new low front has formed over Nevada and is moving toward Kansas. It will bring increased cloudiness by Tuesday with possible rain and snow Thursday. Chest Fund At $21,000 Late donations are expected to boost Ottawa's United Chest fund to within $500 of the $22,097 goal, Howard Doyen, assistant drive chairman, said today. Collections now total $21,- '.'lil.47. This is more than was raised last year. Doyen said expected donations could add about $300. Persons wanting to give may leave the money at the Peoples National Bank

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