The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 12, 1963 · Page 1
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Suspect Tshombe Plotting To Fight NDOLA, Northern Rhodesia (AP)—President Moise Tshombe of Katanga secretly slipped out of his secessionist capital and showed up in this Northern Rhodesia border town today. Confusion surrounded the night dash over back roads by the Ka- tangan leader, who has been unpredictably pledging cooperation in Congo unity efforts in one breath and a fight to the death in the next. He refused at a news conference to discuss politics. Before leaving the Katanga capital of EHisabethville he sent a message to Katangans declaring "I still believe in the peaceful implementation" of U.N. Secretary- General U Thant's plan for Congo unification. But diplomats speculated he plans a signal for a last ditch stand against U.N. forces. Tshombe told newsmen, after conferring with some of his ministers here, that he intended to return to Elisabethville tonight and then go on to Kolwezi on Monday. Kolwezi is the key mining and electric power town 150 miles northwest of Elisabethville where the remnants of Tshombe's white officers and gendarmerie are holed up. Some U.N. officials in Elisabeth- ville were touchy about Tshombe's dash to Ndola. George Sherry, acting U.N. chief in Katanga, slammed his door in the faces of OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 28 OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES reporters seeking information. The U.N. announced the peaceful occupation of Sakania, a rail town on the Northern Rhodesia border, an operation which opens a vital supply route. Diplomatic sources and U.N. officials in Elisabethville said they doubted that Tshombe would return to the provincial capital. They felt that he would head directly for Kolwezi, where his men have mined vital industrial installations. Tshombe has threatened repeatedly to blow up the installations if the U.N. troops attempt to take the town by force. U.N. troops advancing toward Kolwezi from Jadotville were last reported about 50 miles from the town. Frigid Weather To Stay Awhile TOPEKA (AP)-Frigid weather kept Kansas temperatures below zero throughout the state early today and there was no hope of a warm-up of consequence before next week. Skies were beginning to clear and no more snow was forecast except possible flurries over the northeast corner of the state through today. Temperatures early today ranged from a high of two degrees below zero at Pittsburg to 19 below at Goodland. High readings today were predicted for zero to 10 below with lows tonight ranging from five to 10 below. Highs Friday had been from 31 at Pittsburg, before the severe * * * 8 Below, 4 Inches Of Snow cold air moved in, to six below zero at Goodland. A slight moderation Sunday will boost readings into the teens but more cold air can be expected early in the week. The entire state has a snow cover, ranging from about one inch in the west to two or three in the east and some areas with locally heavier falls of four to five inches in the extreme northeast. Other low readings early today included Hill City, —13, Garden City and Russell, —12, Dodge City —11, Concordia, Hutchinson, Lawrence and Olathe, —8; Emporia, Wichita and Wamego, —7; Salina and Chanute —6. The bitterly cold weather is from a massive high pressure system from the Arctic which is covering much of the country. It will take several days before it moves away, the Weather Bureau said. Ottawa had a low temperature of 8 below zero this morning, John Kelsey, local weather ob server, reported, and it is expect ed to drop to about 10 below zero tomorrow morning. Snow in Ottawa measured four inches, Kelsey reported, and the snow contained .32 of an inch of moisture. Winter hit the eastern two- thirds of the nation, dropping temperatures to as low as 46 degrees below zero in the Plains states. That was the temperature recorded at Laramie, Wyo. In Colorado, the low mark was 24 below zero at Denver, 16 below at Fort Col lins, and 15 below at Grand Junction and Pueblo. At least six deaths in the nation were attributed to weather conditions. In the northeast, fog closed some airports, including those al Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Harrisburg, Pa. * * * Still Dangerous On Highways TOPEKA (AP)—Driving condi- IOTIS throughout Kansas remained angerous today with worst areas n the northwest and southeast, he State Highway Patrol said. All highways in the northeast lad a solid cover of ice and snow nd were reported "quite slick." Southeastern counties had spot- ed ice and the remainder of the tate had spotted snow. All highways were open. The patrol warned drivers who had to be on the road this weekend to use caution. Sun Dogs Are Seen Sun dogs attracted the atten tion of some Ottawans this mom- ing. Two well-defined spots were visible for a time, as well as a complete ring around the sun. The sun dogs appeared as brighter spots on the ring and locatec horizontally from the sun. Cause of the sun dogs is the presence of ice crystal clouds in the atmosphere, and they usually occur at about 22'/a degrees from the sun. Dr. W. D. Bemmels of Ottawa University said the most distinc sun dogs he has ever seen were in the Colorado area. There, he said he has seen them so distinct they appeared to be exact images o the sun itself, giving the impres sion that the sun was rising a the wrong point on the horizon Many Accidents On Slick Streets Five auto accidents yesterday were attributed to slick streets in Ottawa, the police department said this morning. Two men suffered cuts on their left legs in a mishap in the north part of Ottawa, according to investigators. The cars collided at the Mulberry-Massasoit intersection and resulted in total damage. Wilbur R. Collins, 42, 1037 N. Mulberry, and Eugene A. McDonnell, 28, 331 Cedar, were the drivers. Collins' car, police said, was going south on Mulberry and collided with McDonnell's car. After the impact McDonnell's auto skidded on the icy street and hit a utility pole that broke off and fell across the Collins vehicle. Neither driver was taken to the hospital for treatment. Earlier in the day a car driven by Mary Ott, 27 Apple Lane, went out of control in the 1300 block on Main Street and collided with another car driven by Philip Steenrod, 619 Ash. Damage to Steenrod's car was estimated at |69 and damage to the other vehicle, $20. A 1999 model pickup truck driven by John Dodds, 208 W. 7th, and a 1961 2-ton truck driven by Jerome Brandt, Brunswick, Mo., collided at the 7th-Main intersec- tion shortly after noon yesterday resulting in an estimated $162 damage to Dodds' vehicle. Police said Dodds was going west on 7th Street with a green light and Brandt was going nortl on Main. Brandt, according t police, said he tried to stop for the red signal but couldn't on the snowy street. There was no apparent damagi to Brandt's truck. A 1959 half-ton truck owned bj Lee Snider, 733 S. Cedar,' wa damaged to the extent of $73 about 12:45 yesterday afternoon when an auto driven by Roy M Brown, 938 S. Cherry collided with it. The truck was parked in front of Snider's home at the time of the mishap. Police said Brown was going north on Cedar and attempted tt pull out to pass a parked car anc slid into the truck. A combined total of $280 wa the estimated damage to car driven by Sol Taukin, Kansa City, Mo., and James Tate, Ex eter, N.H., after a collision a the SuvCedar intersection abou 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Both drivers told police the) could not stop on the ice at the intersection. Damage to the Taubin car wa estimated at $150 and $130 tt Tate'i auto. Lkt Polls For Bond Election The polls will open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. at 11 Ottawa voting places for the Tuesday, Jan. 15 vote on the proposed 1,680,000 school bond issue. Voters living in School District 30 but outside the City of Ottawa will vote at Carnegie Free Library, Ward 2, Precinct 2, poling place. Ottawans will vote at their usual places which are isted below. Single boards will be employed, so there'll be no returns announced before the polls are closed and the ballots counted. Ward 1, Precinct 1 - North Baptist. Ward 1, Precinct 2 — Lincoln School. Ward 2, Precinct 1—Courthouse. Ward 2, Precinct 2—Library. Ward 2, Precinct 3-College. Ward 3, Precinct 1—City Hall. Ward 3, Precinct 2 — Episcopal Church. Ward 3, Precinct I - Field School. Ward 4 — Kansas Loan (North Bank). Ward 5 - Garfield School. Ward 6—Church of the Brethren. Ottawan Heads Kansas Board Of Agriculture PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY OF KANSAS AGRICULTURE - Harold Staadt, Ottawa RFD 3. pictured with his wife, Olive, is new president of Kansas State Board of Agriculture. (Herald Photo) Too Old For Jump, Too Old For Army FT. BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - M. Sgt. Charles E. (Pop) Burt, who was over-age when he made his only parachute jump, is retiring from the Army. He is 74 years old. Burt, who retired Friday after 36 years in the-Army, will live in Fayetteville, only a few miles from Ft. Bragg. The jaunty native of Rockford, HI., spent the past two decades as a cook with the famed 82nd Airborne Division. He made his only parachute jump in North Africa in 1943. When Burt made his jump he was attached to the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment commanded by Col. James Gavin, who later became commander of the 82nd and U.S. ambassador to France. The 505th arrived in Casablanca in early 1943 and had a month to get ready before jumping in Sicily. "We needed every man we could get," Gavin recalled. "I asked Sgt. Burt about coming and he said he was glad to ... (but) it turned out he had surpassed Says U.S. Didn't Promise Air Support For Invasion No Barricade For Sledding No street areas will be barricaded during the present snow for coasting areas, it was announced at the city hall yesterday. City officials have encountered a difficult situation in barricading streets for coasting in the residential areas. Residents of the areas need to use the streets to drive to and from their homes, and it is a violation of a city ordinance to drive around a street barricade, it was explained. Vaccine Schedule Williamsburg School lunchroom, High School multi - purpose room from 5 to 7 p.m. today. 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. WASHINGTON (AP)-A Cuban invasion leader says his forces had never been promised U.S. air support in their ill-starred landing at the Bay of Pigs. "We had our own planes but they were knocked out," said Jose A. Perez San Roman, commander of the 2506th Cuban Liberation Brigade, in an interview Friday in Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy's outer office. Whether the United States had promised air cover for the invasion and then had failed to deliver was one of the most controversial issues raised in the turmoil following the invasion's failure in 1961. The Kennedy administration has maintained an official silence on that point. One invasion veteran, Manuel Penabaz, wrote in a news magazine that during the invasion Perez San Roman had called unsuccessfully for jet cover. He said the appeal had been made in communication with an American ship, but that the rebels "looked in vain for the air support that could have knocked Castro's planes from the sky." Perez San Roman, who with five comrades dropped in on the attorney general, was asked about this by newsmen and he shook his head. When asked if he had ever received indications the United States would supply air cover, he shrugged and then repeated: "No. We had our own." the age authorized for jumpers." Burt was then 54 years old. Gavin said, "I explained to him that I had no authority to give him jump training but if he wanted to go with us we would be glad to have him along." Burt, who got his parachute wings and combat star for the July 10, 1943, jump, said, "I landed on a rock smaller than half a loaf of bread and my ankle napped. I was back in the states n a month." While recovering from the an- icle injury in a Louisville, Ky., wspital, Burt met his future wife, [rma, now 67. Burt's military career began in 1906 as a horse-riding corporal in an ammunition train. He served in France during World War I and left the service in 1920. For the next 22 years he was a welder in a Rockford machine shop. "Then, I got the urge to reenlist" in 1942, he said. And how did he manage to stay n the Army until he was 74? Burt says he never applied for retirement, and the Army is just now catching up with him. By A. I. VAN CLEAVE It would be difficult in the Ottawa area, and even Kansas, to write a story about a farm, church, youth or civi organiga- tion without putting Harold Staadt's name in it. And when you put the name in a story you automatically add "president" or "vice president" or "leader" or some such title. The presidency of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, to which Staadt has just been elected, isn't a new office to him. He was president in 1947 two years after he first was elected to membership. The board is one of many organizations which have been under Staadt's guidance since he began in 1920 his certified seed and purebred livestock production on his 250-acre farm almost in sight of Ottawa's western city limits. Many of the programs in which Staadt and his wife, Olive, have been active are for young people. They have one son, Harold Jr., a chemical engineer at Tulsa, Okla. and a coupl* of grandchildren. But even after the son left home, 4-H and other youngsters made the Staadt home a place to get together now and then. Staadt has been a community leader of the Junior Judgers 4-H Club for 10 years and was a member of the first Rock Springs Ranch 4-H project committee. The couple's interest in young people is carried over into their work in the Methodist Church. Staadt has served 14 years as a Methodist Youth Fellowship counselor and has been a Sunday School superintendent 25 years. He is a lay leader of his church, Elichter Methodist, served on his local school board and received honorary membership in the Future Farmers of America. Seven Americans Die In Viet Nam Game Tonight Basketball tonight at Ottawa University. College of Emporia Presbies vs. Ottawa University Braves. Game time 7:30. Tauy's Toot Some people say the reason farmers have a problem is that they are without leaders, but, then, these people don't know Harold Staadt SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Searchers found today that all seven Americans aboard a U.S. Army troop-carrying helicopter died in the crash of the craft southwest of here. Communist ground fire was suspected. An H21 helicopter that was searching for the downed plane is also reported to have crashed. There was no immediate word of casualties. The seven killed brought to 53 the number of Americans dead from all causes since the mib'tary buildup in Viet Nam began a year ago. The crash came in the midst of intensified air operations against the Viet Cong. The helicopter reportedly was carrying other pilots and crewmen. It had been flying back to Saigon at an altitude of 2,500 feet over the Mekong River delta, 60 miles southwest of the capital, when it went down about one hour after sunset. Two other U.S. Army 21 heli copters reportedly made forced landings because of mechanical difficulties some 110 miles south west of Saigon. A search continued, meanwhile, or a two-engine Mohawk reconnaissance plane that fell somewhere in the mountains north of here Thursday. A U.S. Army pi lot and a Vietnamese army observer were in the plane. The two were armed and carried survive, kits. War planes strafed and bombec widespread objectives in South Viet Nam Friday. The growin air operations followed a visit to the theater by Adm. Harry D Felt, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific. He said the war was taking a generally favorabl course for the South Viet Nam government. Staadt's leadership in farm pro* grams has been statewide. He is a member of the state fair board xecutive committee. H was one of the organizers of the Kansas Hybrids Association and has been active in extension work for 40 years. Staadt was a director of the Kansas Crop Improvement Association from 1922 to 1947 and served two years as its president. He has received recognition as a Kansas Master Farmer and was president of that organization in 1959. He also won a Kansas Premier Seed Growers award and the State Five Acre Corn Yield Trophy. Locally, he is a past president of the county agricultural society, is a director and now president of the Ottawa Co-op and has been a member in both the county Farm Bureau and Grange for more than 35 years. Staadt now is a member of the executive committee of the County Extension Council and a member of the board of trustees of the County Historical Society. The new Board of Agriculture president was elected to a new 3-year term from the Third District and was moved up to president from the vice presidency during the agricultural convention at Topeka. He had been treasurer and vice president of the board before being named president in 1947. * * * TOPEKA (AP) - Harold E. Staadt succeeds R. C. Beezley of Girard. Other officers elected were John C. Keas, Effingham, vice president, and E.R. Patton, Scott City, treasurer. Re-elected to three-year terms as board members were Staadt, Walter A. Hunt, Arkansas City; and Edgar L. Williams, Norton, Would Start With Modest Tax Cut WASHINGTON (AP) - Con- any earlier than July 1. There is Watch Tip Worth $5 Because H. H. Britain, 533 S. Oak. went to the hospital for treatment for injuries, and because his clothes were sent out to be washed, and because his watch was in a pocket of the clothes and went through the washer and dryer and came out still running, Britain gets $5 from the Herald. This was the news tip judged as winner this week in The Herald's tip contest. Others who supplied news tips were Mrs. Ernie Striplin, RFD 27, Box 33A, Kansas City, 51, Mo.; Mrs. Russell Reams, RFD Melvern; 0. D. Garrett, Wellsville; Mrs. William Lantis, 709 S. Mulberry, and Mrs. Gail Nitchcr, 807 N. Cedar. gressional sources expect President Kennedy to propose a relatively modest income tax cut effective July 1, to be followed by a second reduction next year. The two-stage reduction, they said, will add up to about $10 Dillion. This would be offset to a still- unknown extent by eliminating or modifying some of the present (xemptions and special treatment of income. The tax message Kennedy has said he will send Congress late his month is expected to antici- jale increased deficits for a year or two, but to argue that spending and investment stimulated by a lax cut would soon increase revenues enough to take up the slack. General outlines of the proposals may be included in Kennedy's State of the Union message Monday and the budget submitted Thursday. As for the chances that Congress will enact the presidential program, one source put it this way: "All that is certain is that there is no chance of a tax cut effective The Weather COUNTY FORECAST-Partly cloudy, diminishing winds and continued quite cold tonight. Partly cloudy .and not quite so cold Sunday. Low tonight 5 to 10 below zero. High tcinpenature yesterday. 24; low today, 8 below zero; high year ago- today. 36; low year ago today, 14; record high this date, 71 in I960; record low this date, 19 below zero m 1912; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a.m 24 9 p.m 10 a.m 24 10 p.m 24 11 p.m. ...... 4 23 Midnight 1 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. I p.m. 23 22 18 16 14 13 10 1 a.m. 2 a.m. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 7 am. 8 8 a.m. some chance tha' a bill could be passed during the year and the effective date set back to July 1." He said it would be a major accomplishment for both houses to complete hearings, bill writing and floor action on a measure as complicated as a revenue code revision by the time Congress adjourns in the fall. And even then, leaders like Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., of the House Ways and Means Committee would have to overcome their objections to any retroactive feature if the tax savings were to apply to income received as early as July 1. Kennedy has abandoned his earlier suggestion that the cut be backdated to Jan. 1, 1963. A source ordinarily posted on administration plans said he does not know of any final decision on details, but that the July 1 date, the general size of the proposed cut and the principle that rate reductions would have to be partly compensated for by taxing more income appeared fairly well fixed. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Your School Questions One-Story Building Is More Practical Q. — Why is the school board considering a school all on one floor? A. — There are a number of reasons why the board has decided on a one-story building. 1. Multi-story buildings usually are considered where land is at a premium. In the case of this district, the board already has sufficient land, at a low cost, to accommodate a single-story structure. 2. Cost-wise, the construction of a single-story building is about the same as a multi-story structure. 3. Operation and maintenance are about the same as far as cost and convenience. 4. In multistory building about 30 per cent of the square footage is taken up in halls and stairways. In a single story building only about 10 per cent of the footage is waste space. Therefore a building with fewer square feet can be built to serve the same purpose when it is one-story structure. 5. As a matter of convenience, the one-story is favored both as to daily use and in case future expansion is required,

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