The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 12, 1963 · Page 4
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, January 12, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD Four Editorials Saturday, Jan. 12, ION Saturday Notebook Chatting with a friend the other day —he raises cattle — we learned it takes between four and five acres in this area to graze one cow unit, a cow and a calf that is. Not being a farmer this was news to us. It also set us to thinking. How much educational pasture does a high school student need? It took some digging but we came up with the figure between 130 and 140 square feet per student. That's what educators recommend for construction purposes. This includes everything from hallways, classrooms to lockers and labs. A check of the recommendations for Ottawa's proposed high school shows 101,560 square feet planned to handle 750 students, or roughly 135 square feet per student. Having always felt Ottawa's present building is an imposing structure, we ran a check on it. It contains 36,000 square feet. But this isn't a true figure because the senior high students use quite a bit of space in junior high building. The reverse also is true, a number of junior high activities use senior high This And Thaf by jph space, but to a lesser extent. Adding space that senior high students use in the other building, then substracting the other figure, rough approximation shows that we now use 49,000 square feet for senior high purposes. Divide this by the number of students, 453, and you get 108 square feet for educational grazing. The figure for next year when population of the high school jumps to 567, is 86 square feet. By 1964 the figure will be down to 75, or only 55 per cent of the space recommended. One of the signs of the times, that keeps cropping up reads, "Postage Due 1 Cent." And a sign found in our neighbor's kitchen, "Love thine enemies, it drivest them nuts." Found in a locker at junior high, "When all else fails, follow instructions." Found in the county clerk's office, "Don't go away mad, just go away." Brought home from Eugene Field School, "Flunk early and avoid the rush." And in this office, "The only things worth knocking are doors." Busy Dot In Atlantic BERMUDA - The Bermudas are a cluster of tiny islands surrounded by coral reefs. They lie 588 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras at the latitude of Charleston, South Carolina. They have a combined area of 19 square miles, which is slightly less than that of Manhattan Island in New York City. Considering the broad expanse of the Atlantic, such a small land mass as this would seem ridiculously easy for a sailing ship *' to avoid. Yet, since shortly after ^ the time of Columbus, the Bermudas have attracted them like a magnet, particularly in times of storm. Old charts show where scores of ships were wrecked upon its reefs. As a matter of fact, many wrecks are to be seen on ^ the streets of Hamilton today, jf American divorcees, English • remittance men. Expellees from the International Cafe Society set. So on. For such a prim, mannerly group of islands, the Bermudas have a somewhat unsavory past. The less said about the conduct of the shipwrecked sailors, who were the first settlers in the 17th century, the better. There is at least one case of cannibalism set down in the chronicles. For a time witch-burning here was as popular as it was in Salem. My favorite among the victims was one Jeanne Gardiner. It was charged against Jeanne that she "feloniously, deliberately, and maliciously did saye she To Your Good Health would crampe Tomasin, a mulatto woman." She was searched by a female jury of 12. Although the ladies could find no mark which positively identified her with witchcraft, there was a suspicious blue spot in her mouth which did not bleed when pricked. That in April 1651, was enough. The ladies found Jeanne guilty as charged. She was thrown into the sea to make doubly sure. "She did not sink but swam like a cork; and since she could not satisfactorily explain why she did not drown, she was hanged by the neck until dead." Pillaging wrecks and privateering for long were the principal local enterprises, and the residents prospered greatly. Typical of those in the latter business was a Capt. Darrell Harvey. He sailed away one day in 1799 in a 120-ton barque with a crew of 12 men "armed to the teeth." They sailed triumphantly back into St. George's Harbor with 19 captive merchantmen, filled with valuables. Bermudians have figured in various illicit ways in American history. They pillaged George Hi's local stores of 100 barrels of powder and slipped them to George Washington. In return he saw to it they received a ship load of food without which they would have been exceedingly hungry the following winter. During the Civil War these islands profited handsomely by serving as a transshipping point for England's contraband trade with the Confederacy. Descendants of these old pirates and privateers still reside in the Bahamas. An acquaintance who departed yesterday was confident one of them had been his innkeeper Peril In Troubled Home Dr. Molaer By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: My nine-year old son bites his nails and wets the bed every night. With three other children plus a dog, I would give anything to stop this. The boy is on the small side. My husband drinks and gambles constantly. We argue a great deal over his habits. Could this have anything to do with my son's trouble?—MRS. J.H. A perfect set-up for raising an emotionally disturbed child! ' There are various tricks that youngsters adopt when they are upset and anxious — nail-biting, pulling their hair, thumb-sucking, wetting the bed. Some habits, like thumb - sucking, are normal in infancy and disappear readily — unless something is wrong. It's the same with bed-wetting. If a child doesn't soon outgrow it, something is wrong. A physical disorder, or a urinary infection, can be the cause of bed - wetting. For that reason I warn parents to have the child examined before resorting to any of the many measures, devices and gimmicks that have ben designed to stop bed-wetting. All the same, where the real cause is anxiety and unhappiness, there's little use in trying to solve the problem except by correcting what is wrong. It could be, in this case, that bickering at the table hurts both the child's appetite and digestion, and faulty nutrition can very well be at least part of the reason for his small stature. It sounds as though your husband is the sick one. Until he recognizes what a mess his self-centered behavior is making of the home, perhaps not much can be done. He creates fear, resentment and disrespect in a child who is old enough to see what is wrong but is helpless to do anything about it. I hope that your clergyman, a marriage counselor, or perhaps even Alcoholics Anonymous (if your husbond reaches the point at which he will make use of that fine organization) can help him mend his ways. Lacking that, the youngster is in a difficult spot — and what about the three other children? Dew Dr. Molner: I am 14 and recently have had whitish discharges daily but have nev menstrual periods yet. I wonder if this is minary sign. What do you think?—M.F. It is quite likely a preliminary sign and happens rather often. If the discharge is irritating or increases, then you should probably be checked by your doctor, because certain rather common (and perfectly innocent) infections can cause this, too. Dear Dr. Molner: My father, aged 77, suffered a mild stroke. Are there exercises that can help his coordination? His left hand and leg are affected but his speech is o.k.—N.S. Yes, exercises or other forms of physical therapy are often helpful, especially in milder strokes, but it is impossible to generalize, because cases vary so much. Your physician, or better yet a rehabilitation center which specializes in such things, can best recommend suitable exercises or other measures. Some victims have helped themselves a good deal just by conscientiously doing simple "exercises" using the affected parts. For example, raising and lowering a small weight with the par- tialy - paralyzed arm keeps the muscles toned up and gradually improves coordination so that more movements gradually become possible. Don't anticipate much improvement too soon; it isn't easy and it won't bring complete recovery as a rule, but with persistence it will help substantially. Headaches! You can beat them. Write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, 111., for a copy of the booklet, "How To Tame Headaches." Please enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 20 cents in coin to cover cost of handling. Prayer For Today It came to pass, that, as he was praying in • certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him. Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. (Luke 11:1.) PRAYER: Grant us, 0 God, we pray, an intimacy with Thee that makes us teachable in all areas of Christian living. We ask in the name of Christ, who taught His disciples to pray, "Our Father who art in heaven. . . Amen." Cyclone Doin's Curtain On First Term Next Week By MARGARET WILLIAMS and ANNE MACHIN MARGARET ANNE Ottawa Youngsters InUNTour Three Ottawa youngsters have been selected for the United Nations study tour to be March 31- April 6. They are Donna Nitcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Nitcher, Trinity Methodist; Rick Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wood, Richter Methodist, and Ann Casida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Casida, First Methodist. The Ottawa youngsters will be among 30 from this Methodist District to take the tour, with visits at Washington, D. C., New York City and the United Nations. To qualify for the tour, the Methodist youngsters filed applications and wrote essays on why they want to go, what they expect to learn on the tour and how they would contribute to the tour group. With the threat of semester exams confronting Ottawa High students, the school is a mess of memorizing, fact-finding, reviewing and hopeful pupils. The end of next week will be "curtains" for the first semester and probably a few lazy procastinators. Thursday Miss Genevieve Gillette's biology classes gained insight to insides — of earthworms, that is. As the lab students disect- ed the foot-long formaldehyded worms, they sketched their findings and prepared a finished plate in India ink to be inserted in their laboratory books. Until the end of the year, the worm picture will be joined by those of disected frogs, fish and crayfish. Also during lab periods the biologists will transfer to their class books what they see through high - power magnifying glasses and microscopes. Onion skin, blood, butterfly wings, leaves, ordinary pond scum, cells of wood, diatoms and paper • thin carrot slices are only a few of the minute subjects the students consider. Proud to belong to the Class of '64, the juniors selected their class rings Wednesday. Charles Gaynor, junior class president, and the other members of the '64 cabinet, Jean Wright, Feme Caylor, Rick Wood, Teresa Morrisey and Judy Daugharthy, picked their favorite style which now is on display at Trout's Jewelry. Going the extra mile, Miss Henrietta Faulkner has voluntarily undertaken the leadership of a special study hall. This study hall really does mean study, the not- so-common class of only seven to ten students teaches the pupils how to study, where to study, when to study. Miss Faulkner has devoted her free hour of the day to helping these junior high students gain both efficient study habits and the ability to concentrate. The senior high twirlers did a pom-pom routine to the record "Boys' Night Out" at the half of the varsity basketball game between Ottawa and Bonner Springs. The twirlers, Cheryl Campbell, Melanie Phares, Marsha Stevens, Connie Welton, Dalene Waymire Library Notes New Book Helps Home Decorator By NELL BARNABY Librarian Originality, freshness, and beautiful gay colors are the hallmarks of Dorothy Draper's decorating successes. In her newly — revised edition of "Decorating Is Fun," she tells '.he reader how to select furnishings and accessories wisely and economically, how to overcome awkward structural problems, and how to coordinate a room from wall and floor coverings to the smallest accessory. "What is .unnatural will not endure. That is why one day the wall in Berlin will come down," states Chancellor Ronrad Adenauer in the foreward to a new book, M™. "The Berlin NELL Wall," by Deane and David Heller. The authors are experienced international observers and re- porters whose full account of the Berlin wall — its background, drama and implications for the future — is arresting and authoritative. Walter Slezak has written a warm anecdotal book which he calls "What Time's the Next Swan?" A humorous autobiography, the book tells of Slezak's growing up in Vienna when his father was an opera star, heading for a banking career until one fateful night when he became an actor instead, a blossoming career in Germany, later in New York and eventually, Hollywood. Myra Waldo's "Cooking for the Freezer" has recipes for meals to be prepared weeks ahead of the time they are to be served. The principle behind Miss Waldo's cookbook is that if you are preparing a dish for one meal, it is just as easy to prepare enough for several meals! Included in the book are valuable tips on freezing, recipe sections, and complete instructions on packaging food for the freezer. and Nancy Burlingham, wore red short skirts, white long-sleeved blouses, black cummerbunds and white tennis shoes. These girls plan to do two twirling routines at the Argentine-Ottawa basketball game on Feb. 21. , Cheryl Dewald, was chosen Wednesday to be January's Red Rose Girl by the Future ome- makers of America. Being recreation chairman, Cheryl was selected in appreciation for the hours she has contributed to the club. In addition to the gift of a long-stemmed red rose, symbol of the organization, Cheryl was presented the Red Rose bracelet by Donna Bones, December's Red Rose Girl. The bracelet is worn during the month by each Red Rose Girl and then passed on to the next. Trying to lead a double life, the dramatics class taught by Miss Jane Feuerborn, is presenting pantomimes. Yesterday, the students gave group pantomimes to be followed next Monday and Tuesday with individual productions. Through this class project, the dramatists gain poise and the ability to act before a group. Extra, Extra, Special Bond Issue Edition of the "Record"! Hoping to obtain a few more positive votes, the newspaper staff put out effort in the form of a 2-page paper loaded with school bond facts, opinions and figures. Having to put up with the high school situation, these seniors tried to reveal the problem from the student's viewpoint. This edition was distributed to all schools in the Ottawa system on Friday before noon. Dee. 18 five members of the Olathe Junior High Student Council visited Ottawa's junior high and spent the day touring classes. While the visitors were here Jack Shepard, Janet Warner, Peg Stephenson, Ann Elder and Jim Ogg were hosts and hostesses. Yesterday Johnny Wilson, Pat Sievers, Luanne Drake, Ricky Hobbs and Doug Underwood journeyed to Olathe for an exchange visit and assembly. Though school work usually is done and forgotten by Saturday night of an ordinary weekend, tonight will find many Cyclones at home laboring over their full semester's notes. The smart look- aheaders may be strained and studied out this weekend but they will be the ones who can really celebrate next Friday and Saturday nights knowing their week's cramming to have paid off. Murderers Denied Stay Of Execution KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) U. S. District Judge Arthur J. Stanley Jr., denied today applications for stays of execution on behalf of James Douglas Latham and George Ronald York, convicted slayers of an Oakley, Kan., railroad man. Latham, 20, and York, 19, are scheduled to be hanged Jan. 31 at the Kansas Penitentiary at Lansing. Judge Stanley's action was on applications filed personally by the two former soldiers. Latham and York were convicted Nov. 7, 1961, of slaying Otto Ziegler, 62, near Wallace, Kan., in June of 1961. Latham, of Mauriceville, Tex., and York, of Jacksonville, Fla., .also are accused of slaying six other persons in Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Colorado while they were AWOL from the Ft. Hood, Tex., stockade. Aulcl Lang Syne ?5 YEARS AGO Harley Finch, of Rantoul, who had undergone an operation at Ransom Memorial Hospital here, was taken to his home. Mayor E. V. Gibson was ill with pneumonia and a throat infection. Misses Pallas Krist and Mildred Ross entertained 51 young people at a dance at the Nelson Hotel, 50 YEARS AGO The Ottawa postoffice handled 308 packages during the first six days of the new parcel post service. The United States was having trouble with Cipriano Castro, the former president of Venezuela, who was trying to get into this country. New York port officers of the immigration service were insisting he could not come in. Mrs. Margaret Fulkerson, a resident of Kansas since 1866, died at the home of a son-in-law, George Stanley, near Pomona. Ottawa Herald *^*± 1962 FIRST IN KANSAS Published daily except Sunday and Holidays. Second class postage at Ottawa, Kansas. Robert B. Wellington ...... Editor and Publisher Subscription rates to trade area — By mail, one month, .8£; three months, |2; six months, $3.75; one year, $7. Subscription rates outside trade area— By mail, 18.00; one year, $15.00. one month, $1.50; three months, $4 25; six months, MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in the newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. JANUARY ROSE GIRL - Cheryl Dewald is Ottawa High Future Homenuken of America "Red Rose Girl" for January. A McGuire Sister Sings Solo, Too By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP)-One of the star acts on the Jan. 20 Ed Sullivan Show will be the McGuire Sisters. Guest star on the Jan. 30 Perry Como Show will be Phyllis McGuire. Appearance of McGuire sisters on television hardly constitutes a major news item—they are old favorites. But when McGuires turn up on variety shows on two rival networks within 10 days, it is highly unusual. Almost invariably, a performer must agree to keep off other network shows for some three weeks before—and after—an appearance. "The rule doesn't apply," explained Phyllis. "The Sullivan show signed a contract with the McGuire Sisters. There's nothing that says I can't appear as a single." The truth is that Phyllis (who sings in the center of the trio) has now launched a new, independent career as a solo singing act, and a new, independent career as an actress. Phyllis' activities started about two summers back when sisters Christine (oh the viewer's left) and Dorothy (on the right) decided they'd like to work less and take longer vacations. "Chris lives in Ft. Lauderdale and is all wrapper up in her two children, and Dottie lives in Calgary, Canada, and has a growing family/' explained Phyllis. "But I don't have those commitments and I like a full schedule." So Phyllis signed herself up for a summer season in "Annie Get Your Gun" up and down the eastern seaboard. She loved it. Then she played a non-singing part in KEEN TV SERVICE 114 8. Matt OH 2-8490 a movie "Come Blow Your Horn." And, finally, a few weeks back, she made her solo singing television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Johnny Canon takes a week's vacation starting Jan. 14, and Jimmy Dean will substitute for him ... Bette Davis* sunbstitution for Raymond Burr on "Perry Mason" is set for Jan. 31. She'll play a lawyer—helped out by Perry's Delia and Paul, of course. Wigs Stolen KANSAS CITY (AP) - Fivt women's wigs, valued at $1,800, were stolen during the night from a salon here. Pierre Brandi, owner of the talon, said the wigs had been made in Germany on order for women customers. Ottawa Roller Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fri. 7:30 to 10:00 Sai nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Sua Matinee: 1:00 to. 3:00 Children 12 and under LOOK! Bring all of the worn- out footwear in your family to us now for expert repairs at saving*! CITY SHOE SHOP 122 S. Main Now Showing Box Office opens 6:45 p.m. Shown 7:00 — 9:35 Starts TOMORROW Feature at 2:30 — 5:20 — 8:15 VOLCANIC POWER

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