The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 17, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 32 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES A .8 Billion Budget Proposed By President WHERE IT COMES FROM THE BUDGET DOLLAR Corporation Individual Fiscal Year 1964 Estimate Borrowing National Defense International WHERE (TWILL Source: Bureau of the Budget Would Shoot Public Debt Into A Record High Orbit SLICING OF $98.8 BILLION PIE — Chart shows where budget dollar will come from ; how it will be spent under President Kennedy's budget for fiscal year 1964, beginning July 1. 1.8 Million Asked For Pomona Work Funds for completion of Po-|ey is included in the new bud- mona flood control reservoir, and funds for continuing planning work on Melvern reservoir and Osawatomie local flood protection works are included in the President's budget for the coming fiscal year, announced in Washington today. The sum designated for Pomona reservoir is $1,887,000. This will be sufficient to complete the project which is now in the final stages of construction. Pomona reservoir is now operational for flood control use and capable of impounding the excess rainfall run - off from the entire 322 square miles of its drainage area. Some earth work is yet to be completed on the dam, but the structure is well above the full- pool level of the reservoir and 110-Mile Creek is now flowing through the control facilities of the project. Work yet to be done will also include the balance of clearing work in the reservoir basin and also some road relocation work. In the President's budget for Melvern reservoir is the sum of $250,000 for continuing the planning work. Previously appropriated by Congress was the sum of $275,000 for planning. In the budget for Osawatomie's local protection works is the sum of $39,000 for continuing planning work. The sum of $40,000 was previously appropriated by Congress for this project. The President has announced a budget figure of $115 millions for Missouri Basin projects for the coming fiscal year, which is about $2 millions less than Congress appropriated for the current fiscal year. Other projects for which mon- get: Clinton reservoir, a new project for the Wakarusa valley, to be located southwest of Lawrence, $60,000 for planning; Perry reservoir on the Delaware river near Lawrence, $3,000,000 for construction; Milford reservoir on the Republican river, $14,925,000 for construction; Kaysinger Bluff reservoir on the lower Osage - Marais des Cygnes river in Missouri, $650,000 for planning; Stockton reservoir on the lower Osage • Maris des Cyg- nes river in Missouri, $2,600,000 for construction, and other projects. Representatives from Ottawa and other valley points will join with a larger group from over the Missouri Basin in the spring to appear in Washington before congressional committees to urge favorable action by Congress on the budgeted funds. Wellsville Cage Coach To Resign Al Williams, Wellsville High School basketball coach, has announced his resignation, to become effective as soon as a replacement can be found. Williams said he is leaving the school to begin work with a grocery firm out of Joplin, Mo. Williams and his family plan to make their home in Talhequah, Okla. The coach said the new work would give him an advancement in position and salary and would put him closer to personal business interests. Williams has been on the Wellsville High School staff for nearly four years. Mrs. Williams has taught second grade at the Wellsville School for one year. She also has submitted her resignation. Williams said he regrets leaving the students and school "It's been an enjoyable 3V6 years," he said. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Snow and turning sharply colder tonight and Friday. Low tonight around 5 above. High Friday near 10. KANSAS FORECAST - Cloudy and turning colder tonight or early Friday with occasional snow likely west and north tonight and over most of state night and over most of state Friday. Rain or drizzle tonight will precede snow in southeast. Low tonight near 5 above northwest to 30 southeast. High Friday 5 to 10 above northwest to 30s southeast. High temperature yesterday, 33; low today, 12; high year ago today, 22; low year ago today, 6 below zero; record high this date, 64 in 1923; record low this date, 11 below zero in 1930; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy proposed today an unprecedented $98.8-billion budget keyed to deficit-boosting tax cuts which he said would spark the nation toward full employment, production and purchasing power. Kennedy's spending program for the year starting July 1 would top even the highest of wartime budgets, $98.3 billion in 1944-45, and shoot the public debt to a record $315.6 billion. Nonetheless, he insisted it was shaped to put new life into the economy and insure "efficient and frugal" conduct of the government. In a message sending his midterm budget to Congress, Kennedy acknowledged the $13.5-billion, three-year tax cutting plan he unveiled earlier this week would at first add red ink to federal finances. He estimated the deficit would rise from the $8.8 billion now anticipated this year to $11.9 billion. Recommendations Kennedy sent to Capitol Hill included: —Over-all defense spending of $55.4 billion, up $2.4 billion from the current year; emphasis on a strong retaliatory force, flexible conventional forces, better air and missile defenses. —Space programs costing $4.2 billion an increase of $1.8 billion; manned space flight efforts to get most of- the total, with the goal of getting a man to the moon. —Foreign aid totaling $4,945,000,000 with special attention for countries willing to help themselves. —Another bid for medical care for the aged financed through Social Security taxes; a new request for a Cabinet-level Department of Urban Affairs. Detailed recommendations will be made later for aid to education, farm and other programs. For peacetime, the anticipated $11.9-bilfion deficit would be second only to the $12.4 billion in- Tauy's Toot Oh well, easy come, easy go. Ponders 'Serious School Situation 9 A brief statement on the Ottawa school situation was given to The Herald today after the District 30 Board of Education met yesterday afternoon. The board's special, session followed the second defeat by voters of the $1,680,000 bond issue proposed for a new senior high building and improvements of the existing junior-senior high structures. Here's the board's statement: "Our bond proposal has been turned down twice by the voters. It is obvious that there is something about the recommendation that the voters do not like. Therefore, the Board of Educa-r tion is going to re-examine the possibilities and will have an announcement at a later time. "The High School situation is extremely serious and we would appreciate suggestions from any citizen on the solution of the problem." a.m., today: 9 a. m. .. 10 a. m. .. 11 a. m. ... Noon 1 p. m. .., 2 p. m. ... 3 p. m. .. 4 p. m. .. 5 p. m. ... 6 p. m. .. 7 p. m. .., 8 p. m. .. . 9 .16 .22 .28 .32 .& .26 .26 .24 .21 .19 .18 9 p. m 16 10 p. m 16 11 p. m 15 Midnight 13 1 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. New Cold Air Blast TOPEKA (AP)—A new surge of cold arctic air was due to move into Kansas today, dropping temperatures to below zero in the extreme northwest. Some light freezing rain is predicted although early forecasts did not indicate large amounts of moisture. Low temperatures tonight are predicted to range from 5 degrees below zero in the extreme northwest to 20 above in the southeast. Skies were overcast in the northeast early today with the clouds spreading over the state by tonight. Some snow is indicated for the northeast, spreading over the state. Drizzle or light rain will probably precede the snow in the southeast. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Anderson Budget Tuesday V TOPEKA (AP)—The state Senate met briefly today and adjourned for the weekend without acting on any legislation. It was indicated that Gov. John Anderson will not deliver his budget message until Tuesday because the Senate scheduled committee meetings Monday morning and a regular session in the afternoon. Anderson had said earlier at a news conference that he will probably give it either Monday or Tuesday. A legislative pay bill, introduced in the Senate Wednesday, will probably be brought up for passage Monday. There had been speculation it would be taken up today and rushed through so members of the House and Senate, now serving without a pay law, could begin drawing salaries as soon as possible. Sen. John Glades, R-Yates Center, chairman of the Fees., Salaries and Mileage Committee which introduced the bill, said he plans to bring it up Monday. Atty. Gen. William M. Ferguson officially advised the Senate that provisions of the bill can be retroactive, assuring legislators their pay and expenses since the session opened Jan. 8. * * * * * * Budget in Brief For fiscal year ending June 30, 1963 INCOME $ 85,500,000,000 SPENDING 94,311,000,000 DEFICIT 8,811,000,000 National debt at year's end 303,494,000.000 1964 INCOME $ 86,900,000,000 SPENDING 98,802,000,000 DEFICIT 11,902,000,000 National debt at year's end $315,604,000,000 curred under former President | Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958-59. But Kennedy argued a 1963-64 deficit is unavoidable, even at the present level of taxes. The choice, he said, lies between accepting a "chronic deficit of inertia due to inadequate economic growth" and a temporary deficit caused by programs designed to generate the economy, increase revenues and eventually achieve budget surpluses. "The first type of deficit is a sign of waste and weakness," he argued. "The second is an investment in the future." Kennedy foresaw receipts of * * * Can Save On Farm Pay Savs JFK »> WASHINGTON (AP)-Funds expected from two sources should enable the government to slash the cost of farm programs by 16 per cent without changing the level of support payments to farmers, President Kennedy said today. The President told Congress in his budget message that expenditures relating to agriculture and agriculture resources are expected to total about $5.8 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1. Thai would be a reduction of $1.1 billion from the current fiscal year. But this would not mean that the administration was cutting down on farm aid. In fact, assistance in support on farm prices and incomes is expected to con' tinue at about the level of the la si two years. The savings to the federal treasury would reflect: 1. Expected heavy cash receipt: from sale of surplus governmenl cotton—receipts which would help finance the farm programs. 2. Expected increased financing of price support loan programs by private banks. 86.9 billion. He offered this rea oning to conclude that reducet axes will start producing new evenues in the year ahead: Tax cuts taking effect in 1963— he didn't say when—would bj hemselves decrease governmen ncome for the fiscal year som 15.3 billion. But two factors trim he net loss from what might hav >een expected to $2.7 billion These are a speedup in collectio of corporation taxes, which now ag six months, and the advanc n taxable income anticipate* rom the stimulus of a cut i •ates. And despite this loss, re ceipts actually will increase I lillion from the 1962-63 estimat of $85.5 billion because of an en ivened economy. Thus Kennedy sought to rebu conservatives in Congress who de nounce rising deficits as fiscal ir responsibility and are reluctant t (Continued on Page Seven) Truman Will Have Surgery KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman will undergo surgery for a hernia Friday morning. Research Hospital, which he entered Monday for a physical checkup, said it was a "routine hernia operation," but supplied no other details. It said the surgery would be performed some- City To Buy Four Trucks City officials will take bids for purchase of four trucks at the commission meeting on Jan. 30 it was announced last night. Hour for opening of bids will be 7 p.m Trucks to be purchased are £ 3-quarter ton truck for Highlanc Cemetery on which a 1947 truck will be traded; a half-ton pick up for the street department on which a 1957 truck will be traded; a half-ton pickup for the water and light department on which a 1954 truck will be traded and a heavy duty truck chassii for mounting a new crane mecha nism for the water and ligh department. Specifications for the trucks to be purchased are in the office o the city clerk at the city hall Acquit Officer Of Manslaughter OLATHE, Kan. (AP)-A forme Olathe policeman was acquittec of a fourth degree manslaughter charge today in the fatal shoot ing of a motorist he was chasing A jury, which took the case Wednesday, returned the verdic this morning freeing Gerald C Brown, 23. Brown was accused of shooting Richard R. Kilpatrick, 21, Green wood, Mo., last April 28. The of ficer was suspended after the Itime between 8 and 9 a.m. (charges were filed. ANOTHER SAFETY AWARD - Police Lt. Glenwood C. Simmons, 815 Olive, looks at department's latest safety award. Certificate was presented to police for vehicle safety check. (Herald Photo) Safety Program Award To Police The Ottawa Police Department lias been presented a certificate for a noteworthy safety check in 1962 from National Vehicle Safety Check for Communities, Washington, D. C. Al Mader, safety consultant for the state traffic department made the presentation to Police Chief E. W. Flaherty. Mader commended the police and the city for participating in the safety check program and also commended the sheriff's office, highway patrol and auxiliary police. The safety check was last June, with all police officers, including off-duty men, and other law enforcement agencies taking part, Flaherty said. About 2,000 cart and trucks were checked. If the vehicles passed the check, an OK sticker was placed on the car. If it did not pass, the driver's were informed of needed repairs and given a sticker when the repairs were made. Another safety check will be here in June, Flaherty said, and plans now call for several checks during the year. "We will gladly look over anyone's car at anytime, if he wants to bring it to the station," the chief said. "We prefer doing this for drivers on a voluntary basis.** The safety check award is one of many the Ottawa police have received for its local safety pro gram. May Build Parking Lot At Courthouse Additional off - street parking space for Ottawa motorists may be made available in the near future if discussions between city and county officials bring about a plan now being considered. The city and county officials met yesterday to discuss the parking situation, and the city again requested that the south portion of the Franklin County courthouse square be utilized as a parking lot. The county commissioners declined to agree to this, but stated they would consider making use of space between the courthouse and jail for parking space. City officials said last night at the commission meeting that they were surprised at the size of the area between the two buildings, and that they would welcome any space that can be made available for parking cars to relieve the situation on the streets. It was brought out at the commission meeting that the county engineering department has surveyed the area and has found that by parking cars at a 45-degree angle about 65 automobiles can be accommodated. No decision has been reached as yet on the proposition, but city officials said they arc hopeful * * that the reality. plan can become a Plans New Home Site Robert G. Coleman, 1026 Olive, has presented to the city officials a drawing showing plans for development of an area in the southwest part of Ottawa for 28 new home sites. The plan, submitted by John Rodgers, local surveyor, is for an area between Olive and Beech Streets and between 10th and llth Streets, and situated near the site for the proposed new Ottawa High School. The plan calls for corner sites being 100 feet in width and other sites 79 feet in width. Provision has been made for 19-foot alleys for utilities easement and also for standard 60-foot street rights-of way surrounding the area. The city officials said the plan will be submitted to the city planning tion. commission for considera- Rezoning South Main C 1 Area For Apartments City officials have approved a recommendation of the city planning commission for a zoning change for an area in the south part of Ottawa. The area is the property between 13th and 15th and between Main Street and the Santa Fe railroad tracks, now zoned for general business. The planning commission's recommendation is for rczoning for apartment use. The city attorney has been instructed to prepare an ordinance to bring about the re-zoning. In other matters handled by the city commissioners at their meeting last night, a resolution was passed to provide for paving of a block of Massasoit Street between Mulberry and Sycamore. The action followed a request made by Lamar Fowler, 611 N Sycamore, owner of a considerable amount of property in the area. Placed on first reading was an ordinance which will bring up to date the city's ordinance pertain* larceny and petty ing to grand larceny. The city's present ordinance is based on the previous law which designated $20 as the figure which marked the division between petty larceny and grand larceny. The present law places this figure at $50 and the Ottawa ordinance is being changed to comply with this present law. Mayor Charles Williamson read a letter being set to Douglas Gleson of Ottawa commending him for his move to bring an industry to Ottawa. It was announced recently that the Topeka Highway Mower Co., of which Gleason is president, is establishing its plant and offices in Ottawa. Mayor Williamson said, "It is very gratifying to see Ottawa people making investments that result in new industries for the community." New Enterprise In Operation Soon The new Enterprise dual - fuel engine • generator in the Ottawa water and light plant may make its first run tomorrow. Don Hamilton, superintendent of the department, said at the meeting of the city commissioners last night that installation of the engine is virtually complete and the machine is now undergoing final checking. "If everything goes according to present plans," Hamilton said, "we will start the engine Friday." "We are now waiting," Hamilton said, "for a shipment of lubrication oil and, if it arrives, and if some needed pump packing arrives, wet will be able to start the new engine Friday." Regarding (he older engine, which developed trouble because of a crack in the crankshaft, Hamilton said, "The repair work was interrupted when the Enterprise Engine Co. representative in charge of the work was called to another emergency job in a plant in the Virgin Islands." "Since we are nearing the point where we will soon have production of power from the new engine," Hamilton added, "we did not object to the man leaving here to go to the other job." When the new engine is running, Hamilton explained, the Enterprise representative who has had charge of installing it will immediately go on the repair work on the old engine. So far the work on the disabled engine has been work of dismantling to determine just what will be needed in the way of parts..

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