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HERALD VOL, 67 NQ. 232 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES iiing, Rain Hit Ottawa Area A noisy, gusty storm blew Into the Ottawa area yesterday evening, with inches at rain measuring 1.03 the weather station. More han two inches was reported to have fallen at the south edge of town. Southeast of Ottawa the wind was estimated at 40 m.p.h. at Municipal Airport.

Some tree limbs were blown down in that area. Lightning struck a barn at the Norman Scott farm two miles south of the airport, and also struck trees in the area. The barn, containing a considerable quality of hay, burned. The loss was estimated at $5,500. The hay, valued at $1,500 was not insured, it was reported, but the barn was covered by insurance.

Trees in Ottawa also were damaged by lightning, one at 827 N. Cedar and one at 522 E. 5th. Lightning interrupted some Ottawa telephone and electric service. The old saying that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place did not hold true yere yesterday.

A circuit in the alley at the rear of the White Motor in the 100 block on South Hickory, was struck by lightning and the meter was burned out. This was the second time for the circuit in recent weeks. Service was re The Weather COUNTY FORECAST Clear to partly cloudy turning cooler tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 60. High Thursday 80-85.

High temperature yesterday, 88; low today, 85; high year ago today, 88; low year ago today, 50; record high this date, 102 In 1938 and record low this date, 40 In hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today; 8 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a.

m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m.

3 a. m. 4 p. m. 6 p.

8 m. 7 p. w. p. .70 .70 .73 .80 .83 .80 ,71 .72 .70 .79, p.

89 10 p. 68 11 p. 68 Midnight 87 1 87 2 a. ...67 3 a. 67 4 a.

...66 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 m.

.......68 VrV Piston Action Saves Boy NANCY, France (AP) A 3- year-old boy became a human piston Tuesday in a fall down a 50-foot pipe. He broke an ankle but the compressed air saved him from more serious injury. Police said Jean Knochel stepped into an opening of a pipe 11 inches in diameter that houses an elevator counterweight. It took firemen two hours to free him. stored at that point in about 30 minutes.

A main line fuse in the Orchard Heights Addition in southeast part of Ottawa was burned out on a city line, and another on West 2nd Street between Elm and Maple. Service interruption was brief. Keith Yager, Ottawa wire chief for Southwestern Bell Telephone reported that lightning in the early hours yesterday morning put about 25 toll circuits out of service briefly. And in the storm yesterday afternoon, about 40 local telephones in Ottawa were put out of service by lightning. Service linemen worked after reular hours yesterday evening restoring the telephones to service.

Reds Hit Scattered Villages CAT NUOC, South Viet Nam (AP) Massive Communist guerrilla forces launched coordinated attacks on government towns widely scattered over Viet Nam's southern tip Tuesday and set off the bloodiest fighting in the area in many months. This district capital temporarily was overrun by the Viet Cong and Dam Doi, 20 miles away, was burned and sacked. Air strikes and a pitched battle fought between a Vietnamese marine y-battalion and fleeing guerrillas reportedly cost the enemy more than 100 killed. About 60 enemy bodies were counted by U.S. advisors.

District headquarters at Dam Doi was converted today into an improvised morgue, where relatives came to claim bodies. U.S. Aid Mission emergency kits to survivors in the town, including medicine, food and clothing. predawn attacks, the Cong threw about 500 well-armed guerrillas each at Dam Doi and Cai The Communists also cut the road between the provincial capital of Cau Mau and the north, and attacked about six outposts. A U.S.

Air Force captain was seriously wounded by accident while blowing up the wreck of a Vietnamese air force fighter shol down in the operations Tuesday, His name was withheld. Weapons losses on both sides were heavy. Soviets Ignore Chinese Attacks MOSCOW (AP) Red China's current Soviet-baiting campaign apparently is aimed at provoking the Kremlin to break state or par ty ties with Peking. So far Moscow has not risen to the bait. Seeming to sense danger, the Russians are displaying a patience that must be galling to fiery-tempered Premier Khrushchev.

Aside from propaganda attacks linking Khrushchev with the "imperialist enemy," the Red Chinese put on a rowdy two-day demonstration on the Soviet-Chinese border in Siberia last week that outraged the Russians. The government newspaper Iz- vestia told its readers Tuesday what it said went on at Naushki, a border point, when the Peking- Moscow Express crossed from China Friday. Chinese passengers openly displayed contempt for the Russians by defying customs officials, roughing up passersby and in a crowning by urinating in the railway station, Izvesta repoirted. The impression left by and other provocative actions by the Chinese in recent months clearly indicates a deliberate attempt to infuriate; the. Russians.

China might want; a break in party or even government relations, and hopes to force Moscow to take the step or to ghre the Chinese pretext -foriwpiuring lations. Qut Soviet propaganda organs In heaping the keep "well within guidelines laid down by major party on' the Soviet-Chinese The major Soviet refrain the Soviet Union's avowed dedication to peace and its: opposition to al leged Chinese demands for war Kremlin propaganda chiefs are now believed working on a reply to Peking's virulent charges against Khrushchev last week. There is speculation in Moscow that the Chinese might be building up to a discussion of Khrush chev's activities as one of Stalin's top lieutenants and other hitherto unpublished details of his career Another problem is the possibl effect on the Soviet public of i frank discussion of topics taboo in the Soviet Union. Public School Integration Turmoil Eases In Alabama SAVED AT LAST MINUTE Charles Ray Morgan, 23, thought yesterday in Jackson, he wouldn't see that EXIT sign for two years. He was going through Army induction pro.

ccedings when President Kennedy signed an order halting drafting of married men. The head of the Jackson selective service division heard about the order on his radio and caught Morgan just in time. (AP Wirephoto) Hundreds Escape Draft By Minutes i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hundreds of young married men facing two years of Army life found themselves Tuesday in a situation similar to that of the prize fighter saved by the bell. In this case, it was a wedding The bell ringer was President Kennedy. He issued an executive order, temporarily halting the draft of married men.

Many men were only minutes away from induction when the order came through. Some greeted the news with sighs of relief. Others saw problems. And some, like three of eight married inductees at Atlanta, decided to go into the Army anyway. One of the three, Thomas By ers, 23, of Rome, explained "My friends threw me a big going away party I'd be ashamed to go back now.

Besides, I sold my new car." Among the Atlanta inductees who chose civilian life, Earl G. Wheeler, 23, of Trenton, said: "It took me about as long to decide to go home as it did for them to ask the question," Kennedy ordered that married men be inducted only after all acceptable single men in the 1925 age group had been drafted. When Fred M. Fletcher got the news at a Seattle induction center, the 23-year-old bridegroom of five months, ning." actually ran out the door," Fletcher said, and kept running for about four blocks "before happened to think it was a long way home to Washington State community about 10 miles from SeatUe. But another inductee, Daniel Robinson, of Grapeview, wasn't as lucky.

He's single "I'm madder than heck about this," he said. "I'm practically engaged to a girl. If I'd known about this presidential order why we'd have sped things up a little." Jerry E. Doughman, 22, of Coun cil Bluffs, Iowa, also had problems. He had given up his home stored his furniture and quit his railroad job.

Charles Ray Morgan, 23, of Moss Point, was pullet from an induction line at Jack son, just 45 minutes aftei the preidential order went into effect. A sergeant stepped up to him just as Morgan was about to be sworn in and said, "You don't go. You're married." If he had raised his hand and taken the oath, he would have been Pvt. Morgan. "Whew!" sighed Morgan, "That's saved by the BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

(AP) Hundreds of white pupils went to class in integrated Birmingham schools today with no disorders reported. The same situation existed in desegregated schools at Mobile, Tuskegee and Huntsville. F'ederalized National Guardsmen at Birmingham were on a standby, ready to go on school only if asked by city and school officials. Lack Of Need For Troops Pleases JFK WASHINGTON (AP)The Kennedy administration today reviewed its role in its latest clash with Alabama Gov. George C.

Wallace and decided it had fared iretty well, all things considered, seen able to enforce court orders ntegrating schools in three Alabama cities without resorting to 'ederal force. With a bit of carefully planned paperwork the federalizing of National Guardsmen summoned to duty earlier by Wallace himself was able to get the soldiers out of the picture entirely. A government source close to the inner workings of the federal- state conflict said the drama may not be over and Wallace may uncork some new maneuver. But he made it clear the administration was highly pleased with the day's outcome especially so because the job of maintaining peace in Birmingham, Tuskegee and Mobile was solidly in the hands of local police officers. Soldiers were nowhere in sight.

The central government had devised elaborate plans for more 8L.W£ek. to. meetjmypossible Wallace move, the source said, He indicated that the avowedly segregationist governor kept the administration guessing at every turn in his battle to keep the Negroes out of the schools. No major crowds congregated on the grounds of West End High, where hundreds of while pupils and some adult demonstrators created disorders Tuesday which brought nine arrests. The two Negro pupils entered West End a half hour before class time.

Police required white boys and girls to enter the building upon arrival or leave the vicinity. About 200 white pupils massed in a yard near the school. They rolled by the school but police refused to let them stop. The cars bore the usual Confederate flags and anti-Negro signs. All was peaceful at Ramsay High and Graymont Elementary, pamphlet distribution urging school boycott.

A group of 50 boys and girls at Ramsay High gathered outside, saying they were not going to class but only wanted to the other desegregated city Police told thern to go to school schools. At Ramsay a police captain urged pupils: "Please go into classes you'll be doing me a favor by doing so." At Mobile there was a mild vocal demonstration when two Negroes went to integrated classes attempted first to congregate on the second day. The chanting the football field but police chased them away. Adult pickets who wanted to stage a march near the school were halted by police. A caravan of cars bearing States Righter demonstrators of "we don't want to integrate' stopped after Charles Willcox, school athletic director, chatted with the white pupils.

The National States Rights party continued its campaign of or go home. All but three or four entered the building. Enrollment at West End and Graymont Tuesday was off sharply but nearly normal at Ramsay. The Board of Education said 857 enrolled at Ramsay, 575 at West End and 116 at Graymont. Expected enrollment was 900 at Ramsay, 1,498 at West End and 328 at Graymont.

West End was the only trouble" spot in integration of schools at Birmingham, Mobile and Tuskegee. bell, Tauy's Toot The Gospel according to Harry should have wide acceptance among racists. University sophomore from Stratford, cbwkf elasi schedule with Dr. Andewti, professor of religion at registration today. Truman Hits Inter-Racial Marriage NEW YORK (AP) Former President Truman said today racial intermarriage was againsl the teachings of the Bible and he hoped it wouldn't become widespread in the United States.

Truman was asked by newsmen on his early morning walk he thought intermarriage woulc become prevalent. "I hope not," he said. "I don't believe in it. What's that wore about four-feet long? tion?" He advised his questioners to read the Bible and said they would learn racial intermarriage was opposed to Bible teachings The former President praise President Kennedy for federalizing the Alabama National Guard to help integrate schools there. "The situation worked out just as it should without anyone getting hurt.

The President handled it in first class shape," he said Tension High At High Point HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Hundred of Negroes and whiles confronted each other twice Tues day night as this city's antiseg regation movement continued to grow. Police said a Negro policeman was injured slightly by a stom thrown by a white man. There were reports of several rock throwing incidents on the out skirts of two demonstrations. The city's 80-man police force about two dozen sheriff's depu ties and 18 state troopers forcibly restrained 2,000 whites from at tacking nearly 700 Negroes during the first march, Later, about 400 Negroes and few white demonstrators were met at a main street intersection by a smaller group of whites.

Police rushed into the intersection and kept the groups apart, The second group marched to the city-county building and con ducted brief prayer and song service, then dispersed. Senator Fears Test Ban Will Block Inspection WASHINGON (AP) Sen. Uchard B. Russell expressed fear oday that the limited nuclear est-ban treaty might point the toward world disarmament without on-site inspection. "No one is more in favor of disarmament than I am," said the eorgia Democrat who heads the Senate Armed Services Commit- ee before the Senate began its hird day of formal debate on the "I would be willing to abolish all nuclear weapons.

'But we are giving up the conception of on-site inspection in this treaty and we'll never be able to revive it." Thus, Russell added, he decided to oppose ratification of the ban on all but underground blasts because he 1 fears "we' may be trapping ourselves into disarming without ironclad guarantees that the Russians are doing likewise." The United States has insisted on-site inspection is necesary to detect sneak underground blasts precisely. So far as the testing environments prohibited by the treaty are atmosphere, outer space and government contends that most tests could be detected without on-site inspection. President Kennedy has assured the military chiefs, meanwhile, that detection systems will be sharpened while the treaty is in effect. Senator Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois prepared a formal speech of endorsement of the treaty.

It was basec on the assurances Kennedy wai expected to make, in a letter to him and Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, that American military security will not be permitted to deteriorate under the pact. Sen. Barry Goldwafer, R-Ariz. said in a separate interview thai he intends to press for a vole on a reservation to the resolution implementing the treaty which would delay effectiveness of the agreement until the Soviets withdraw their military forces from Cuba. Sen.

Frank Church, D-Idaho, called the treaty the first step back from a possible nuclear war offering "the specter of eventual extermination" for both the United States and the Soviet Union. Church, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that in signing the treaty, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union all recognized that "it may be better to try to halt the nuclear arms race than to try to win it." Tuesday night at Miami Beach', Secretary of State Dean Rusk told an American Legion convention that rejection of the pact add weight to Red China's contention that peaceful coexistence with the West is impossible. Christians Are Target Of Riots -JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector, Minister Levi Esh- kol says his government will prosecute those responsible for violent demonstrations in three cities by Orthodox Jewish youths against Christian missionary work in Israel. Eshkol condemned the riots in Jerusalem, Haifa; and Jaffa Tuesday in which more than 100 Orthodox youths were arrested. The youths broke into church schools and slapped children, assaulted a policeman and a teacher, molested a Catholic archbishop and caused some damage, witnesses reported.

The demonstrators were said to be members of the "Hever Hap- eilim" of an association of Orthodox students who favor anti-missionary laws. Rioters invaded the courtyard of the French-directed convent school of St. Joseph near Jerusalem's commercial district. Roman Catholic sisters bolted all inner doors and called police, who arrested more than 100 demonstrators trying to break into the Finnish mission school. One demonstrator was arrested on charges of attacking a policeman.

In Jaffa, about 100 demonstrators broke into the Church of Scot- GET IT STRAIGHT Patty Lane, Ottawa University senior, a Ana, helps Jerry Christie, Syracuse, adjust 'his beanie. land school. School officials saMI the youths slapped several children, assaulted a teacher and caused some damage. Police seized placards reading, "end the disgrace of missions" and arrested seven demonstrators. Archbishop George Hakim, leader of the Greek Catholic community in Israel, witnessed the Jaffa demonstration.

He told newsmen he was "molested and grossly insulted" by the youths. In Haifa, witnesses said the demonstrators broke into the American-European Beth El Messianic mission children's hostel and school shouting "tyrants" and "hangmen." Both Jews and non-Jews attend the school. About 35 frightened children hid under beds and in closets. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said "the Israel government is vigorously opposed to any manifestation of intolerance. Dr.

Zerah Wharhaftig, Israel's minister of religious affairs, also condemned the demonstrations. Committee Urges Cut In Spending WASHINGTON (AP)-Congress will be on record as urging tha President to pledge "all able means to restrain government spending" if it passes the $ll-billion tax cut bill in its present form. The administration also would be on notice that Congress expects any increased revenue to be used first to eliminate budget deficits and to reduce the public debt. The majority of the House Ways and Means Committee wrote this language into the bill Tuesday after the close defeat of a Republican move to tie part of the-tait cut directly to a limitation on spending. Republicans, however, will wj- new the effort to force spending curbs at every legislative, tunity, and they count on the sup? port of some fiscally conservativji Democrats.

A In addition to the in spending President Kennedy lute the business tential of the lation faces The adniiwsWlQrt efforts to have tion on the that withholding- duced Jan. ing money.

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