The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 11, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 27 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Perilous 'Pavement' On Streets And Highways Streets and highways in Ottawa and Eastern Kansas are "paved" with a pretty but perilous surface of snow and ice after a night of freezing mist and a day of light snowing. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while driving on Ottawa streets and Franklin County roads and highways. Police Chief Eugene Flaherty said slow driving and alertness are the order of the day. Sheriff Max Gilmore said both highways and county roads are slick and hazardous. "Surfaced roads are much more hazardous than gravel roads," Gilmore said, "but caution must be taken on gravel roads, too." Flaherty said most •*• * * intersec- tions in the city were dusted this, morning to reduce danger. The police checked intersections over the city for particularly dangerous areas and arranged to have such places dusted. Agricultural limestone is used for the dusting process, Bob Lister, city engineer said. The street department began spot dusting intersections and at stop lights at 9 last night and have continued the dusting intermittently since that time, Lister said. The street department operates on a 24-hour basis in times of snowstorms. When storms require a great deal of street dusting, an agricultural lime spreader is used. Limestone is spread from trucks in lesser storms. * * * Area Roads In Dangerous Condition TOPEKA (AP) — Roads in the eastern third of Kansas were particularly slick and dangerous today and blowing snow caused troubles in northwestern Kansas. Highway crews worked through the night to keep them clear but drivers were urged to use caution until the snow and ice fall stops. The state Highway Department report by sections at 9 a.m.: Northeast— All highways slick. Sand and chemicals have been applied but extreme caution in driving is necessary. North Central — All roads near normal west of a line from Florence, Junction City and Washington. East of that line roads are icy. Light to moderate snow was falling throughout the division. Northwest — Visibility limited due to ground blizzards, particularly in the northwest corner of the state. Southeast— All roads slick but, have been sanded. South Central— Roads near normal except in Eldorado and Augusta -area and east of there where icing has occurred. Highways treated but still slick. Southwest— Conditions near normal for driving. * * » Turnpike In Icy Straight jacket WICHITA (AP) - The Kansas Turnpike was covered with ice or snow from one end to the other today and notices were up for 3540 mile speed limits until conditions improve. L. W. Newcomer, chief engineer manager, said the north end of the turn-pike was covered mostly with ice and spotted snow and the southern end with snow. Maintenance crews sanded all night and the turnpike was described as in fair condition. Sand ing and use of snow plows where necessary will continue today. Tally's Toot Put five miles on the car this morning and never did get away from the curb. Lister said the city used limestone to give extra traction on slick streets and that it will not damage cars. It also is readily available here, the engineer said. Ottawa service stations reported a heavy business of mounting snowtires and putting on tire chains. Stations also received a number of calls to rescue cars from ditches and roadsides. Due to road conditions, the two basketball games scheduled between Ottawa and Olathe junior high schools have been postponed C. Dean Royse, junior high principal, said. The Ottawa seventh and eighth grade team and the ninth grade team were slated to go to Olathe this afternoon. 55 Weather Is "Gift From The Arctic TOPEKA (AP) - An arctic- ormed cold wave moved across Cansas today bringing sub-zero emperatures, snow and ice. Temperatures today were not expected to rise above 20 degrees n the state with readings below zero again tonight in the northwest. Eastern Kansas was covered with a sheet of ice early today 'rom freezing drizzle which fell most of the night. It changed to ight to moderate snow after sunrise. Northwest Kansas had snow with strong winds stirring up jround blizzards. More snow was p r e d ic t ed through the day but with skies clearing by Saturday. An accumulation of another inch or two was predicted today. Winds ranged from 25 to 35 miles an hour causing bad drifts. Winds in the eastern section were about 15 to 25 miles an hour. Early morning low temperatures ranged from nine degrees below zero at Goodland to 28 at Pittsburg. Today's readings were expected for zero to in the northwest to 20 above southeast. Tonight's lows will be from about 5 below zero in the northwest to 10 above southeast. A slow moderation of temperatures is expected by the weekend. W. P. Slicpard, senior high principal, said this morning the varsity Cyclones still were planning to play at Olathe tonight, but added that school authorities were watching the weather closely. The junior high games will be played at later date, but the time is still pending. Today's snow was expected to continue through much of the day, John P. Kelsey, weatherman, said. The low here this morning was 22. Goodland, in northwest Kansas, reported a low of 8 below zero and zero temperatures were also reported as far east as Russell. Bulletin The Ottawa High Varsity basketball game with Olathe, scheduled tonight at Olathe, has been postponed, Ottawa High Principal W. P. Shepard announced this afternoon. The new date hasn't been set. Quenemo Band To Play At Topeka Inauguration QUENEMO — Quenemo High School's 42-piece band will leave the school early Monday morning to take part in Gov. John Anderson's inaugural parade at Topeka. The Quenemo band was asked to participate in the parade by the Kansas Republican Committee, Topeka. Mrs. R. G. Hughes, state committee woman made the request on behalf of the Kansas Republican leaders. Harry CaWwcll, is Quenemo band director. Later this month two Quenemo students will serve as pages in the state House of Representatives. They are Nancy Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hughes, and Sandra Haughn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Laughn. Nancy is a fourth grader and Sandra a high school senior. To Answer Post Article Ten Ottawa Ministers will give Jennings, First Baptist; Rev. Ells- sermons on "Why I Stay in the Ministry" Sunday in answer to a recent article in a magazine entitled, "Why I Quit the Ministry." The Saturday Evening Post article was written by a young minister who related his disappointments in the ministry and the reasons why he left. The local ministers will sepak on their personal experiences and convictions and discuss the issues raised by the magazine article. Participating in Sunday's program are: Rev. Charles Knight, First Methodist Church; Dr. Raymond worth Caylor, Westminster Presbyterian; Rev. Roy Armstrong Trinity Methodist; Rev. Robert Carver, Free Methodist; Rev Charles DuMond, Church of the Brethren; Rev. Ralph Edwards Church of the Nazarene; Rev Arthur Gerhold, Church of the Four Square Gospel, and Rev Ned Roberts, First Christian Church. Rev. Leopold Hoppe, Grace Epi scopal Church, will speak on th topic at a later date. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Mrs. Hattie Boucek Dies Mrs. Hattie M. Boucek, 52, i240 S. Main, died yesterday at 9:55 p.m. in Ransom Memorial Sosptal where she was taken yes terday afternoon. She had lived 1940, moving n Ottawa since from Lansing. She was born Sept. 9, 1910, at Woodston, the daughter of Anton and Mary T. (Poutusak) Rehor. She was married June 10, 1929, at Phillipsburg, to William Boucek. The couple lived in Ottawa County before moving to Lansing. She was a member of First Bap- ist Church. She was member and past noble grand of Rebekah Lodge >. 175, past president of Naomi Club, member of VFW Auxiliary, vice president of Faith Chapter, old Star Mothers, member of Army Mothers Post No. 4, of GL Club and HDU. Surviving are the widower; two sons, Bill Boucek, Ottawa, and Ronald, Chattanooga, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Marcina Roth, Shawnee Mission; two grandsons, and her father. One son, Lt. James A. Boucek, of the Air Force preceded her in death. The family suggests contribu- tons to the Hattie Boucek memorial fund of First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. "Dollar Day" Set Jan. 23 The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce's retail promotion committee has set Wednesday, Jan. 23, as a "Dollar Day" bargain day and has named a member of a committee to work toward more off-street parking in Ottawa. Lee Hysom was named by Budge Reusch, retail promotion chairman, as a member of the committee to meet with city and county officials in regard to all- street parking. VETERAN OF SNOWS — Franklin County's courthouse, which has been snowed on for 70 years, was being snowed on again today. The snow, which came into Ottawa on a stiff north wind early today, thinned Main Street traffic considerably. (Herald Photo) Schools An Industrial Asset The Ottawa school board today released a statement received from Ottawa Industrial Development, Inc., pertaining to Tuesday's vote on the proposed new high school. Urging serious consideration of the high school problem, the industrial group pointed to the potential growth of Ottawa and the need to recognize and develop community assets. Here is the statement in full: "We of Ottawa Industrial Development, Inc., feeling assured that the Ottawa community is now moving into a position highly favorable to important industrial expansion and growth, urge that all give serious consideration to the important question of "For the first time in its history our community has a high degree of protection from floods, and in the coming year, 1963, the completion of Pomona Reservoir will assure the valley of a firm water supply in the Marais des Cygnes River. "These changes in the area eliminate the two conditions that have made it impossible to expand industrially in a normal way in the past. "Pomona reservoir also will provide another portant dustries. great recreational feature factor n area, that is an im- attracting in- Ottawa has good highways, proximity to the metropolitan the proposed new high school ; area of Kansas 9 ily with its big I THEY'RE FOR QUENEMO — Leading cheers for Quenemo when it meets Carbondale at »:» p.m. Monday in an opening game of Osage County League basketball tournament at Burling- fame will be these cheerleaders (fran left), Sandra Haughn, San- dra Thornbrough, Carolyn Yorkey, Jancie Cade and Carol Stultz. See details and pictures on Quenemo team on Pg. 2. (Herald Photo) plant. * * * Your School Questions Q. — Will a new high school mean any change in the high school curriculum? A, — Yes. Modern trends in education put greater emphasis on math, science, the languages, health and physical education. The trend is toward smaller classes, team teaching, use of various equipment for visual education. Modern methods can be utilized best in classrooms and laboratories designed to suit current ways of teaching. Too, in the present high school 76 courses are offered. They are being taught in 20 rooms or teaching stations. Plans call for 32 rooms or teaching stations in the new building. (If you have a question about the new high school, write The Herald or the superintendent of schools, and an attempt will be made to answer it. — The Editor) league baseball, its museums, its theaters, its American Royal livestock and horse show, its transcontinental airlines. Ottawa is only minutes away from Kansas University with its cultural features, its educational opportunities and its Big 8 collegiate sports. Ottawa has fine churches, a good business district that is getting better, fine residential areas, its own Ottawa University. "These and other things are what industry demands. Because industry is made up of people. "People want all of these advantages in the ( community in which they make their homes. "People also want the best possible schools for their children. "Improvement and growth of Ottawa's schools are normal things that must be sought by the residents of the community if the school's educational life is to keep pace with its industrial economy and the agricultural economy of the area surrounding the community. "We urge that all questions that arise in this new and promising era for Ottawa be given careful and serious consideration by the people of the community. All phases of life in Ottawa must be kept in balance. "Of all the changes that wfll come about in this community at it grows, none will be more inv portant than its school growth. "Jan. 15, Ottawans will have an opportunity to take the step that will assure a greater school system when they vote on the highi school bond issue. We urge that the question be given most careful and serious consideration." Vaccine Clinics Open Tomorrow Health officials reminded Franklin County residents today that a second round of Sabin oral polio vaccine will be given over the county starting tomorrow and continuing through next week. The health department urged all persons from six weeks old up to take advantage of the vaccine distribution. However, persons suffering with fever, diarrhea, vomiting or scheduled for a tonsillectomy within two weeks were warned not to take the vaccine. Anyone may take Type II of the vaccine even though they missed Type I, Mrs. Bill Osburn, county health nurse said. The Sabin polio preventative will be administered at the following places: Williamsburg School lunchroom, Rantoul School and Wellsvillc High School multi - purpose room from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Franklin County Courthouse from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13. Princeton School gymnasium, Pomona Grade School gymnasium and Lane School gymnasium, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16. Richmond Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan 17. A donation of 50 cents is asked, however, the vaccine will be given free and smaller donations will be accepted. The Weather ZONE FORECAST - Snow to> night tapering oft Saturday. Additional accumulation around two inches. Continued cold. Lows tonight around 10 above. High Saturday in 'teens. KANSAS FORECAST - Snow tonight and Saturday probably accumulating to four inches or more over state by Saturday. Winds northerly 25 to 35 MPH west and 15 to 25 eastern sec* lions tonight, with considerable blowing and drifting. Colder cast tonight and Saturday. Lows tonight 5 to 10 below northwest to 5 to 10 above southeast. Highs Saturday 0 to 5 below northwest to 10 to 15 above south- cast. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Tern- pcralurcs for 5-day period through Wednesday will average 10-15 degrees below normal —normal high 35-42; normal low 11-22. Very cold first of period, then slow warming after Sunday or Monday. Precipitation will average light to moderate, occurring as occasional snow tonight and Saturday and possibly again Sunday or Monday. Amounts about .10 of an inch west to .50 east. High temperature yesterday, 35; low today, 22; high year ago today, 21; low year ago today, 9 below zero; record high this date, 67 In 1911; record low this date, H below zero in 1918; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending • a.m., today; 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m, 6 p. m, 7 p. m. • p. m. ...34 34 35 35 35 35 35 33 31 30 38 2* 9 p 10 p 11 p Midnight 21 1 a 3 3 4 5 6 7 m m. m at 3T 2« m 34 m 33 m 59 m. .......99 m 23 m 94 m 34 « M

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