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News Notts OP LOCAL Happenings FROM KANSAS CITY Mrs. Ruth Bihr, Kansas City, spent the weekend With Mrs, Jennie Strong, Lambert hotel. VISIT IN PULTON Mrs. Hazel Bedard and Mr. and Mrs, Frank Haynie spent the weekend in Fulton visiting Mr.

and Mrs. Art Mills. They also visited Mrs. Haynle's uncle, John Huggett. WEVER BABY ARRIVES Mr.

and Mrs. Delbert Wever, 120 Elm street, announce the arrival of their daughter at 4:37 o'clock this morning at the Chillicothe hos pital. The baby weighed nine pounds and three ounces, SON FOR BRAYMER COUPLE Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stratton of Braymer are the of a son, born at 7:50 Monday evening at the Chillicothe hospital.

The baby boy weighed seven pounds and one ounce. ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL Mrs. Virgil Pile was admitted Monday to the Chillicothe hospital for medical care. Entering the hospital today for surgery were Mrs. J.

W. Murray, Braymer and Otto Kohl, 915 Woodward street. SCOTT WILLIAM MAYBAY Mr. and Mrs. George Maybay of Seattle, announce the arrival of their first child, Scott William, on April 11.

The baby weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ross Maybay and the paternal great-grandmother is Mrs. Lucy Maybay of Utica.

MRS. BELSHE RETURNS Mrs. Bertha Belshe has returned (Continued on Page Four) Local Thefa Rho Club Second in Drilling Team Will Take Part In State Event June 1. Eighteen girls and two advisory officers of the Venus Theta Rho girls club, sponsored by the Rebekah and Odd Fellows lodges of Chillicothe, were in Kirksville Saturday to compete in a display of drills. Four states, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, were represented.

The 4-state conclave consisted of work shops and plans were made for the ensuing year. The work shops were conducted by Gene Bianchi and Wallace Jewell of the Sovereign Grand Lodge youth committee. Several of the Sovereign Grand Lodge officers and International Association of Rebekah assemblies officers were present. Among those present were Sovereign Grand Master Oakford Schalick and Mrs. Helen Prater, vice-president of International association of Rebekah assemblies.

She is from Kansas City. The drill pageant was held at 1:30 in the Kirk Auditorium with first and second place trophies presented. A bronze trophy was presented by Mrs. Prater to the Venus Theta Rho club of Chillicothe as a second place winner. The team will go to the Missouri State Theta Rho Girls Club assembly June 1 to present their drill.

Attending the meeting were the team, Sandra Stilabower, Karen Stilabower, Teena Schaub, Susie McCracken, Janice Tout, Cindy King, Gaye Ballentine, Peggy Ginther, Mary Ellen Miller, Vickie Jenkins, Mary Daniels, Martha Campbell, Zelma Dowell, Janene Anderson, Delaine Baugher, Elaine Baugher, Terri Olenhouse, Judy Elliott, and advisory officers, Mrs. Virginia Wassmann and Mrs. Evelyn Wassman. Mrs. Mary Jane Baugher, Mrs.

Betty Elliott and Mrs. Margaret Ginther and Mrs. Joan Lasley, POLICE COURT Donald Wayne Keithley, 18, Wheeling, was fined $20 and assessed costs this morning, payable May 11, on a charge of careless and reckless driving in the vicinity of McVey and Broadway on April 13. Floyd Hucy, 59, of 1107 Bryan street, was sent to jail for 10 days. He was charged with drinking and peace disturbance following a complaint yesterday by his wife.

THE WEATHER Northwest Missouri Frost warning, mostly clear and quite cold with scattered frost and near freeing temperature tonight; Wednesday fair and a little warmer; low tonight lower 30s; high Wednesday gen. near 69. Official Temperatures Yesterday's Maximum 67 Yesterday's Minimum 54 Today's Minimum 43 Precipitation 3:00 p. none River stage, rising 16.50 Ytar Ago Today 84 Muuraum 58 Prwipitattea CfjiUicotfje VOL. LXV DAN.V EDITION cmaicoTHE, MO.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, Economic Outlook So Bright Deficit May Be Reduced Situation Ideal for Tax Cuts Now, Dillon Tells U. Chamber of Commerce. WASHINGTON, April 30. Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon said today the economic outlook is so promising that the estimated $11.9 billion deficit in President Kennedy's 1963-64 budget may be cut a billion dollars. This provides even more reason for reducing taxes, Dillon told a meeting of the U.

S. Chamber of Commerce. Kennedy had forecast the deficit of nearly $12 ever projected when he proposed a spending program for the year beginning July 1, along with a three-step tax reduction plan. In his prepared remarks for a tax and spending discussion on the second day of the business group's meeting, Dillon said it would have been unrealistic four or five months ago to expect conditions for a tax cut would be so favorable. Now, he said, "the time is right." Based upon the economy's per(Continued on Page Four) ASC Plans a Series Of Wheat Meetings State Chairman Will Speak at County-Wide Session on May 6.

The Livingston County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation office will hold a series of meetings designed to inform county farmers of provisions of the 1964 wheat program to be voted on May 21 in a nation-wide referendum. The meeting will be opened by State ASC Chairman William Marshall, who will speak at a countywide meeting scheduled for 8 p. m. May 6 at the Bishop Hogan school. Every farmer in the county is urged by the ASC to attend this meeting, as well as a meeting to be held in his own community.

Dates and sites of community meetings will be announced later, as soon as the sites are confirmed. cA notice of meetings will be mailed to each farmer. E. F. May, county ASC committee chairman, said today that it is important that every wheat producer in the county have all available facts concerning the wheat program.

This is the first year that the "15-acre grower" will be eligible to vote in a national referendum, which must carry by a two- thirds majority of those voting to Decome effective. Producers with allotments of less than 15 acres are required to sign a notice of MQ-24 return it to the county ASC office by May 13 in order to be eligible to vote. If the refer- 3ontinued on Page Four) CONTRIBUTE $11,435 SO FAR- 70 Have Given Sandblasting of A fund for use by the county court to sandblast the exterior of the courthouse and to purchase new doors for the north and south entrances to the building now is in the hands of the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce. As of 11 a.m. today, the amount had reached $11,435.

Seventy persons, including merchants and business and professional people, have contributed. All Chamber of Commerce members will be given an opportunity to donate to this fund and will be solicited either personally or by letter. Those wishing to send checks should make them out to "Chamber of Commerce City and County Plaza Fund." The amount given voluntarily by to Fund for Courthouse Chillicothe citizens is in addition to the $50,000 which the city proposes to spend for the construction of a City and County Plaza if granted an easement by the court. The city project would include landscaping and construction of plaza areas on the north anti south sides of the courthouse and surfacing of areas on the other two sides for parking purposes. It would afford 71 additional parking spaces in downtown Chillicothe, In case the entire Chamber of Commerce fund is not needed for the courthouse building improvement, the remaining amount will be returned to the contributors on a pro-rata basis.

Use of the special fund is contingent on acceptance of the city's proposal by the court. Name Grand Jury To Watch Election Circuit Judge Calls For Jury and Added Force of Sheriffs. Circuit Judge J. P. Morgan has announced that a Livingston County grand jury will be impaneled to 'deal with any potential law infractions in connection with Monday's city elections.

Sheriff Kelsie Reeter also announced that he is appointing several additional deputies to be on duty at the four polling places and to circulate throughout the city to check out any rumors of election law violations. The new grand jury will be composed of Arley Wetzel, RFD 2, Chillicothe; Mike Clark, Utica; Virgil Mason, RFD 4, Chillicothe; Austin Biggerstaff, Wheeling; Charles Drake, Chula; Shelba Nichols, 1405 Jackson street; W. L. (June) Shaffer, 1811 Calhoun street; L. D.

Fraley, 311 Sixteenth street; Elton Norman, 1712 Calhoun street; Earl Hancock, RFD 3, Chillicothe; Ted Barnes, 1707 Calhoun street, and Ralph Ross, 425 Dickinson street. The grand jury will hold its first session at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. At this time, it will be organized and will then adjourn until Monday. The jury will be in session all day Monday to hear any complains or rumors of election law violations. It will be dismissed sometime after the election day.

Judge Morgan said that the grand jury is being called to prevent any individual or group from taking any action that might reflect on the election. He pointed out that the grand jury has the power to call witnesses and issue indictments for felonies or misdemeanors but cannot try or convict any person of a crime. This will bo the second grand jury in Livingston County in less than a year. A jury was impaneled on Nov. 1 to guard against election law violations in a county election at that time.

There were no indictments at that time. Mrs. Chapman Heads State A.A.U.W. Chillicotheon Will Serve Two Years; Mrs. Mansur Is Named Bulletin Editor.

Mrs. Nolan Chapman, 1104 Sunset street, Chillicothe, was elected president of the Missouri division of the American Association of University Women for the 1963-65 biennium at its 31st convention held the last of the week at the Holiday Inn at Springfield. Mrs. Cramer Mansur, 1710 Webster street, Chillicothe, was elected editor of the Missouri division A.A.U.W. Bulletin.

Mrs. Chapman has been a member of the Chillicothe branch of A.A.U.W. since 1945, having served as its treasurer and president. She served on the status of women board of the Missouri organization for four years. Chillicotheans attending the convention were Mrs.

Austin Miller, incoming president of the Chillicothe branch; Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Mrs. Mansur, chairman of the state committee on elementary and secondary education, served as moderator for a convention panel, "The Community Faces The Times." Approximately 250 women attended the convention, including presidents of 34 A.A.U.W. branches, 12 Missouri division board members and 95 voting delegates.

A number of national officers were speakers. Theme of the event was "The Challenge of Change" and sessions were centered around it. THEFT FROM AUTO A wheel and tire were stolen last night from a car belonging to Carl Tiemeyer and parked in front of his resident, 1123 Webster. The tire was a 7:60 15 nylon whitewall of Montgomery Ward brand. The wheel was of 15-inch size.

Sub-District FFA Installs at Chillicothe Banquet Larry Hershberger, member of the Chillicothe chapter of the Future Farmers of America and president of the northwest district of the Missouri FFA, is pictured above at the microphone during installation ceremonies of Sub-District 4 of the state organization last night. One hundred seventy- five persons attended the second annual sub-district banquet held in the cafeteria of Chillicothe High School. Gary Cooper of Chillicothe was installed as vice-president of the sub-district. In the picture, from left, are Donald Kinker, Carrollton, past sub-district jjobby Hill, GaJlatin, past sentinel; Hershber. ger; Donald Taylor, Gait, the new sub-district president; Cooper; Steve Mueller, Hamilton, new Bvewtt Wood, new treasurer; Richard Heldenbrand, Gallatin, reporter, and Dennis Newham, Norborne, sentinel.

David Parrish of Hayti, past stale secretary, told the group there are many opportunities in agriculture and urged the boys not to let anything stand in their way once they have set their goals for the future. Boys were challenged to take advantage of the opporUnities in agriculture and FFA. "Whatever you have tomorrow will be what you can earn today," Parristv said. In addition to farming, agriculture spcialists are needed in research, business and industry, education, conservation, sciences, in foreign service and other fields, Parrish said. "A college education todjy is oecessajy," be declared.

A skit based on the Jackie Gleason show was presented by Wayne Cunningham and Dennis Ratliff. Judy Barker, sweetheart of the Gallatin FFA chapter, sang. Hershberger presented guests. The visitors were welcomed by R. E.

Houston, ChiUicothe superintendent of schools. Ron Franklin of Hamilton, the new state FFA president, related sub-district highlights of the year Bill Gutshall and 38 members the Chillicothe FFA were those attending. Local guests eluded Earl Hill, Ben Wood Jones Russell Potter, Mr. Houston, Oscar M. Cpoke, G.

P. Newbolt, Bi Hutchinson and TUlrnan Croskey. Eleven schools were represented These included Braymer, Carroll ton, QhilHeothe, Gallstin, Gait Hamilton, Jaraesport, Norbojane Stet, Tina-Avaion aod Trenton, among in REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MET WITH THE COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY to discuss a proposed City and County Plaza plan. Presiding Judge Frank E. Bonderer said at the conclusion of the conference that the court was in general agreement with the proposal.

The city would spend about $50 000 for a courthouse yard improvement that- would include plazas at the north and south sides of the courthouse off-street vehicle parking on the east and west sides. In addition, some 70 persons have contributed to a fund which would be used for sandblasting the courthouse and installing new north and south doors if the plaza Plan is accepted. City Councilman Lloyd Turner (standing) was OM, sT sm an for the citv Members of the court are, from left, Bill Hoyt, Bonderer and Herman Shiflet. Councilman Earl Stepp and Acting Mayor Frank Lang are seated at the table with County Clerk H. Earl Barnes (right).

At the left is Mrs. J. J. Shy jr one of two women Photo. City Will Regulate House Trailers Rules Will Be Set Out in Ordinance, Council Decides.

The city council last night ordered that an ordinance regulating house trailers be drawn up for 'its approval. Instructions for City Atty. Robert C. Frith to prepare the ordinance is the outcome of persistent petitions and complaints for and against trailer locations. Councilmen for some time have expressed weariness at having trailer matters brought to them to be refereed.

A set of rules will be set out and the pattern is to be followed. Two trailer petitions were examined last night. Milo Harkins's appeal for having a trailer in southeast Chillicothe was not approved. It was said his trailer has no sewer hookup. A petition by Ronald Engle for a trailer at the rear of 20 Clay street was referred to the city engineer.

Curb and Gutter for Mansur Residents who have sought curb and guttering for Mansur street were advised that legalities have been complied with and that bids for the construction can now be asked. Harold Atkins asked for 10 feet of land that he once deeded to the city be returned to him. This is at Fair and Springhill streets. The council authorized Mayor Frank Lang and City Clerk Frances Kinsella to execute the deed. One-Way for an Alley? Paul Louden, president of the Chillicothe State Bank, asked the council for 1-way traffic in the alley at the rear of the bank.

New Sewer Inspector George Willard was appointed sewer inspector. He succeeds Grant Pearl, who died during the weekend. Money Is Transferred Ordinance 1606 transferred $1,500 from the parking meter fund to the street fund. Dr. Fred W.

Sayre Now Associated With Dr. Matheny Dr. Fred W. Sayre and sons arrived Thursday from Coldwater, and will reside at 1204 Sunset. Dr.

Sayre will be associated with Dr. R. W. Matheny in general practice and specialize in rectal disease. He was reared at Shelbyville, and is a graduate of the School of Osteopathy at Kirksville.

Dr. Sayre was a member of the staff at Lakeview General Hospital in Battle Creek, for 19 years specializing in rectal surgery. He is a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Shrine and the Baptist church. He has two sons Fred Freelin, 9, and Quentin, 8. Meadville R-IV Will Present Spring Concert REED SEED AWARD TO MARYVILLE STUDENTS Herbert Townsend, a freshman, majoring in agriculture at the Northwest Missouri State College at tfaryville, received the Reed Seed Inc.

award at the annual Ag Club Award banquet held Friday night i the campus of the college. The award is presented annually the Reed Seeds Inc. of Chilli- and goes to the student ma- ioring in agriculture making the most outstanding record his freshman year. Townsend is the son of Mr. and Mrs.

Carl Townsend of Savannah. on by Free Service Gives of Program Welch and Anderson Tell of Plaza Developments. Bob Wegener, owner of the Wegener Tree Service of Warrensburg, told the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce today that there is still hope for the continued existence of the elm tree. Wegener pointed out that dutch elm disease, a fungus killer of elms, can be controlled by a fungus killing spray developed now. He also said that healthy trees don't contract the dutch elm disease and they can be kept healthy by controlling insect pests.

Wegener indicated that elms are particularly beset by the European bark beetle, the elm borer and canker worms. "Our firm takes care of the trees in North Kansas City and tias lost only 1 per cent under our Students of the Meadville R-IV school will present their spring mu sic concert in the school auditorium Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. The first part of the program wil. consist of songs by the lower grades of under the direction of Mrs, Ger aldine Crouch. Mrs.

Hazel Stone will conduc. the second part, which includes numbers by the intermediate grades. Earle PiJJinger will present the 1. mixed chorus and the band in the I- latter part of the concert. The public is invited to attend this evening of free musical enter tainmeut.

(Continued on Page Four) Motorcycle Mishap Fatal to Driver Lorry Lynn Thomas, 21, Was Injured Sunday in Races at Canton, Mo. Larry Lynn Thomas, 21, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at Blessing hospital, Quincy, 111., where he had been a patient since Sunday. Mr. Thomas who was injured in a motorcycle race accident at Canton, never regained consciousness. He was born on Aug.

4, 1941, at Dawn, where he resided on a farm until he moved to 220 Cherry street in October 1959. He was graduated from Tina-Avalon school in 1959. He was a member of the Federated church at Dawn. Mr. Thomas was employed in the bottling department at the Producer's Creamery Co.

Survivors include Ms aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Thomas, 301 Third street, and several cousins. Mr. Thomas moved a -month ago to the home of Mr.

and Mrs. Thomas to reside. He was preceded in death by his mother, the late Esther Thomas, whose death occurred June 8, 1962. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Federated church in Dawn. The Rev.

Medford Speaker, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the services. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Welsh cemetery at Dawn, under direction of the Norman Funeral Home. MEADVILLE HIGH WINS THREE STATE FIRSTS Meadville High School won three No. 1 ratings at the state music held during the weekend at Columbia. The No.

1 ratings were won by Mary Windels, B-flat clarinet solo; Jim Tharp, piano solo, and the mixed clarinet quartet. The personnel of the clarinet quartet are: Mary Windels, first Linda Duncan, second, clarinet; Jim Wicdels, third clarinet, and Diane Wright, bass clarinet. Jim Tharp won a No. 2 rating to French horn solo contest. Jim Tharp and Mrs.

Elmer Sallee were the accompanists for the clarinet and French horn solos. FIRE IN A WINDOW FRAME caused the window to be pulled out and thrown to the ground at the rear of the Lambert hotel yesterday morning. There was no damage other than to the wjndow, an awning and an odor of smoke on the third floor of the hotel. The vaacted window of Room 303 may be seen at the ypper John I. Porter Was Retired Railroad Man He Was an Overseas Veteran oi World War John Thomas Porter, 75, died at 5:10 Monday afternoon at Susan's Nursing Home.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1888, at Keystone, a son of James A. Porter and Frances (Mothern) Porter, Mr. Porter was a veteran of World War having served overseas. He was a member of American Legion Post No.

25, Chillicothe. He was employed by the Great Western Railroad Co. in the water department for 30 years prior to lis retirement in 1947. Survivors are his widow, Sylvia, of the home, 461 Vine a son, Johnny Porter, Des Moines, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hogue, who is in Turkey where her husband is presently stationed; a grandson and step-granddaughter, Des Moines; two brothers, Walter Porter and Alfred Porter, Peru, a sister, Mrs.

Harry Jones, Des Moines. Mr. Porter was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Croff Higgins, Mrs. Cleo Bice, Mrs.

Dorothy Cunningham and Harold Gifford; also a brother in-law to Grank Gif- tord of Cummings, la. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the chapel of the Gordon Home For Dr. Carl Bergsten, minister of Methodist Church, will conduct the services. The body of Mr. Porter will be taken to the Kale Funeral Home at Truro, where a second service will be held Friday afternoon.

Burial will be at Peru, la. REPUBLICANS TO HAVE, FUND RAISING DINNER The Chillicothe Republican Central Committee will sponsor a special fund raising dinner Wednesday (tomorrow) evening at 7:30 in Ruth's Restaurant at the Strand hotel. All persons Interested in the city campaign are -invited to the dinner. Sen. Jim Kelly of Trenton will be the speaker of the evening and can-, didates for city office will be in attendance.

Any person who has not been contacted is asked to call Mrs. George SomerviUe for reservations. IAUGH IT OFF "This camera not only tpkftf picture in aecondii, tt makes you look tea.

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