The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 18, 1963 · Page 1
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A Little Culture With The Pep OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1963 VOL. 67 NO. 33 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Slow Court Action On Apportionment Bach, Beethoven and Brahms have joined Ottawa University band members at pep rallies, an injection of a little culture with the spirit, says William R. Kloster, director. Students (from left) are Louise Arnold, Robbins AFB, Ga.; Barbara Mercer, Mayville, Mich., and Lewis Bowling, Grand Island, Neb. (Herald Photos) College Registration Fee Up Continue Ransom Payment To Cuba LYKES EN ROUTE TO HAVANA (AP) — Sailing under the Red Cross flag, the ultramodern cargo liner Shirley Lykes today steamed toward Cuba with 7,000 tons of ransom supplies for Prime Minister Fidel Castro. The ship was expected to dock in Havana at midafternoon. A Pan American World Airways plane is expected to fly to the Cuban capital with 10,000 pounds of cargo and return with another load of Cuban-Americans. It is understood the plane will await the ships arrival before heading for Miami. The Shirley Lykes sailed from Port Everglades Thursday night after loading 868 tons of supplies. This was added to cargo hatches bulging with 6,441 tons of food, drugs and medicine loaded at Baltimore. The arrival of the freighte brings the value of the cargo delivered to Castro to about one-thir of the $53 million promised him for release of the Bay of Pigs invaders. The freighter African Pilot delivered 3,500 tons of ransom goods to Cuba soon after Christmas. She returned to Florida with 922 relatives of liberated prisoners. The Lykes is scheduled to sail for New Orleans after unloading. A question mark hung over the possibility that she would be permitted to take to the United States a new group of invader relatives, as refugees were hauled from Havana in the African Pilots cargo decks. No Divorce Says Sybil Burton LONDON (AP) -"Ridiculous," said Richard Burton's wife today of new reports that her actor husband will marry Elizabeth Taylor. "I am not giving Richard a divorce," Sybil Burton, 33, added in a brief interview. She was commenting on reports published in the United States that Burton had arranged to give her $500,000 from the movie he and Miss Taylor now are making and that she had agreed to give him a divorce so he could marry Miss Taylor. Mrs. Burton, a former actress has been married to Burton since 1949. They have two children. For months she has been denying any matrimonial trouble with her 37-year-old husband. Burton's off-set caperings with Miss Taylor first brought talk ol a romance between the two while they were filming "Cleopatra" in Rome last year. Miss Taylor played Cleopatra in the movie Burton played Marc Antony. Game Tonight Ottawa-Turner High East Kansas League game in Ottawa Junior High gym. Junior varsity at 6:30, varsity to follow. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—0. For January—15 For 1963—15 Comparable 1962 period—-26 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Three Killed In Car Crash HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP)-A spec tacular car crash 11 miles wesi of Hannibal last night claimed its third victim today. Paul DeWitt, 3, of Wichita, Kan died in St. Luke's Hospital at St Louis from injuries received in the accident that killed his moth er and sister last night. Killed last night were Mrs. Vir ginia DeWitt, 29, and Katherin DeWitt, 2. Mrs. DeWitt's husband, Wayne 29, and a son Mark, 1, are stil in critical condition. Another son Gregory, 5, is in satisfactory con dition. * * * | Salary Increase For KU Coaches TOPEKA (AP) - Salary increases for four assistant football coaches at the University of Kansas were approved today by the state Board of Regents. All were recommended by Chancellor W. Clarke Wescoe and will be paid from the athletic association funds. The raises and new salaries are George Bernardt, $300, $10,700; Bernard Taylor, $450, $9,050; Don Fambrough, $450 $9050; and Bill Jennings $300, $10,500. The salary of head coach Jack Mitchell, now $17,600 per year, was not changed. Fifteen Dollars Per Semester TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas The Regents gave formal ap- WASHINGTON (AP) - Months may pass before the Supreme Court rules on the first case based on its historic decision that federal courts may act when citizens feel their votes are being diluted by state machinery. The case involves Georgia's controversial county-unit primary system. It was taken under advisement by the high tribunal Thursday after Atty. Gen. Robert board of regents voted today to increase the fees at state universities and colleges $15 a semester for Kansas students and $25 a semester for out of state students. The increase would bring fees for Kansas students at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University to $85 a semester. The fee at the three state colleges for Kansas students would go to $65 a semester. The fees at the two universities Boeing Faces Midnight Walkout WASHINGTON (AP) - Negotiators faced a possible strike deadline at midnight tonight in the prolonged labor dispute between the Boeing Co., a major missile-plane producer, and the AFL-CIO machinists union. The union has not said it will strike tonight, but the government announced Tuesday the union had agreed to postpone any strike action that night at least until midnight tonight. Boeing employs about 42,000 workers at various locations, with principal plants at Seattle, Wash., and Wichita, Kan. The dispute is over new contract terms, including the union's demand for a union shop and higher wages. for out of state students would go to $250 a semester, and at the! College. three state colleges to $135 per; Officials semester. The increases are in the general incidental fees and do not include various special fees. tion to put the reorganization on the agenda for the June meeting. Clyde M. Reed, Parsons publisher, will continue as chairman until that time. The Regents gave formal approval for attempts by the University of Kansas to obtain a loan of 3 million to finance a dormitory for 850 student; a loan of $1,514,000 to construct a 600 unit men's dormitory for Kansas State University; and $976,000 for dormitory additions at Pittsburg State Unemployment Claims Up TOPEKA (AP) - Unemploy ment claims in Kansas climbed slightly this week but are still below the rate of a year ago, the Employment Security Division announced today. The state's insured unemployment rate was 3.9 per cent compared with 3.7 per cent last week and 4.7 per cent at this time last year. Payments of $490,438 went to 12,355 persons. The regents have had a fee increase under study and the motion for the increase was made by Henry Bubb of Topeka. The motion carried unanimously. Action on an adjustment in summer school fees was postponed until February to allow a study directed at making the summer school fees more nearly uniform. At present the summer school fee at the universities are based on an 8-week period regardless of the number of hours taken, while the fees at the colleges are on a semester hour basis, with Pittsburg and Hays charging $6.50 per semester hour and Emporia $8.10. Several of the regents expressed regret at circumstances which they said give no alterative but to increase the fee. "I would rather lower them," said Whitley Austin of Salina, "but circumstances almost force us to do otherwise. Since World War H there have been six increases in fees at the universities, counting today's action which becomes effective next September. There have been five increass in the fees at th col- Iges in a similar period. The board had originally scheduled election of new officers on today's agenda, but Austin said a check of bylaws shows the election is supposed to be on a fiscal year basis rather than on the basis of the calendar year. said the dormitories had received prior approval but formal action was required for financing. The Regents authorized prelim- Snowstorm Strikes Goodland GOODLAND, Kan. (AP)-Visibility was cut to half a mile by a snowstorm this morning as warnings were issued to motorists and livestock men. Schools were advised to send their rural students home before noon and many schools were closed or in the process of closing. The snow was being driven by 32-mile-an-hour winds and the forecast indicated the speed would get up to 40 miles an hour later F. Kennedy argued the system deprives citizens of their constitutional rights. The appeal by the Georgia Democratic party to the Supreme court is the first to be heard since the court, in a landmark Tennessee case last March, ruled that federal courts are empowered to consider complaints of arbitrary apportionment by states. Kennedy—in his first appearance before the Supreme Court or any court—urged the court to uphold the ruling of a three-judge panel which decided last year that the county-unit system is unconstitutional. Such a voting system, Kennedy contended, produces gross and arbitrary discrimination against city voters by giving undue weight to the votes from sparsely populated rural counties. But while urging the Supreme Court to uphold the ruling, Kennedy emphasized the federal government is not asking the court to suggest a substitute. "For the Supreme Court to sel up a standard for various states is impossible," the attorney general said. "The people of the states know their background and problems. As for Georgia, we feel that as men of good will the leg- today. The mercury, which was 17 inary studies by the state architect of a proposed addition to Flint all for use of printing services and to be financed by reserves of the University Press. The Regents designated Kansas State University as the eligible institution in Kansas to cooperate with the United States Department of Agriculture in forestry research. Contracts totaling $964,001 for construction of married student apartments at Kansas State University were approved by the Regents. Green Construction Co., Manhattan, has the basic contract at $701,330; Powell Brothers Plumbing and Heating, Manhattan, the mechanical contract at $176,876, and Williamson Electric Co., Manhattan, the electrical contract, at $85,795. The board approved a proposal by Kansas Stats for publication of notice of intent to issue $1,170,000 in revenue bonds for construction of married student apartments. Boo Wu After Khrush Blast islators fair." will pass a law that is above at 7 a.m., had dropped to 1 above by 10 a.m. * * * Near Zero Tonight TOPEKA (AP)— A new round of cold weather crossed into northern Kansas today and temperatures were due to be below zero in much of the state by tonight. Temperatures dropped seven and eight degrees during the morning in northern counties. At 9 a.m. Concordia had 7 degrees, down 8 from the overnight low, and Hill City had 9, down 7. Today's highs were predicted for about five degrees in the extreme northwest to the lower 20s southeast. But tonight the mercury will plunge to 10-15 degrees below zero in the northwest and not be more than about 5 above in the southeast. Northwestern Kansas will receive some snow in the new storm but only flurries and squalls are expected outside the northwest and central sections. Kennedy said it is the duty ol the United States to see that the right of franchise is restored Georgia. Arguing for the county-unit system and urging reversal of the lower court ruling, B. D. Murphy, a Georgia deputy assistant attorney general, said the system is "valid and represents the proper exercise of legislative power by a state." BERLIN (AP)—Jeering, shouting Communist halted a speech by Red Chinese delegate Wu Hsiu- chuan at the East German party congress today after Wu made a veiled attack on Soviet Premier Khrushchev's coexistence policies. Wu was shouted down after 30 minutes. Khrushchev was not present to hear Wu assail "revisionists of the Tito clique"—the Chinese Communist way of criticizing Soviet leadership. Snubbing the Re d Chinese, Khrushchev spent the morning at an East Berlin television factory. Throughout Wu's speech the 2,500 delegates and guests from 70 Communists parties stamped their feet, shouted and whistled to show their disapproval. This performance dearly underlined the control Khrushchev has exerted over the European Communist parties hi support of his line that communism must be spread by means short of all-out war. Khrushchev also political storm in generated a the Western half of the divided city with his invitation to Mayor Willy Brandt of West Berlin to visit him in East Berlin. Brandt turned down the invitation "with great regret" under pressure from the Christian Democrats, junior partners with his Socialists in the coalition government of West Berlin. In the campaign for next month's election of a city parliament, Brandt is expected to argue that the Christian Democrats forced him to forego a chance to make it easier for West Berliners to visit relatives and friends in East Berlin. The Christian Democrats argued that such a visit wolld lend weight to the Communist proposal for a free city of West Berlin—an idea rejected by the West. At the East Berlin party congress, the Chinese delegate was rebuked by Paul Verner, first secretary of the East Berlin Communist party, for assailing fraternal Communist parties and guest delegates. It is Khrushchev's caution in a world commanded by nuclear weapons which has brought down scorn on his head from the Chinese Reds, who maintain that in Cuba he bowed to an American paper tiger. Paul Verner, first secretary of the East Berlin Communist party, and chairman at today's session, rebuked the frozen-faced Chinese delegate for assailing fraternal Communist parties and guest delegates, Such attacks Verner said, are incompatible with relations which should exist, between Marxist-Leninist parties. He told Wu to stop such tactics. Several times Wu was stopped by shouts of "Pfui"—a favorite German jeer. But he struggled on until the end of half an hour, then he stopped, with his words hardly heard. Only a few delegates clapped as he finished. Since the opening of the party congress on Tuesday, Wu has had to listen to marathon speeches highlighted by attacks on his country's attitude on how communism should be spread. The session this morning was his first opportunity to defend Mao Tze-tung and his policies. Kansan Dies In Plane Crash WYNNE, Ark. (AP) - A man identified from a charred billfold as Alvin Lee Grouse of Oakley, Kan., was killed Thursday in the crash of a single engine airplane on a farm near Wayne. Deputy Sheriff Ivy Ringgold said three boys reported the plane circled a landing strip in a field three times before a wing tip struck a tree at the end of the runway. The plane flipped over at a height of about 30 feet, nosed to the ground and burst into flames. Ottawa Bank Names Officers The Kansas State Bank held its annual meeting yesterday, reelecting all officers and directors. Officers and directors are R. S. Hill, president; Ed Hosier, vice president; Glen Hayward, assistant cashier; C. L. Capp, F. R. Bennett, Ben Kiefer, G. M. Ross, Newton; George Vincent, Topeka, F. H. Parks, Stephen Ralph. Other officers are Mamie C. Sands, assistant cashier, and Joward Deputy, assistant cashier. Maureen, Dot Escape Again LANSING, Kan. (AP)-Two in mates of the state women's indus trial farm escaped Thursday fo the second time in three month but were captured in less than : hours. They were walking along railroad tracks near Wolcott, Kan The women, Mrs. Maureen L Sharils, 27, of Sedgwick County and Mrs. Dorothy Walsh, 23, Sa line County, escaped the firs time Oct. 16 and joined two men who fled from the state prison fo men. They were caught a few days later. Woman Leaves $2 Million PALMYRA, N.Y. (AP) - Mrs Mabel H. Hornsby, widow of a electrical engineer, bequeaths $ million in her will made publi today in this Wayne County vi lage. After a long list of bequests t relatives and friends, Mrs. Horn? by willed $20,000 to Churchma Associates Inc., of New York an $10,000 to St. Francis Boys Home of Salina, Kan. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Cold wave warning tonight. Northerly winds 20 to 30 miles per hour and occasional snow tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and very cold. Lows tonight around 5 be. low. Highs Saturday about 5 above. High temperature yesterday, 42; low today. 17; high year ago today, 13; low year ago today, 8; record high this date, 73 In 1051; record low this date, 19 below zero In 1930; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. in. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m 40 22 .25 .30 .35 .40 9 p. m ....... 30 10 p. in ........ 38 11 p. m ....... 26 Midnight ....... 24 3 p. m. . 4 p. m. , 5 p. m. . 6 p. m. , 7 p. m. . • p. m. ..40 .42 .39 .37 .33 ..32 1 a .m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m, 22 21 20 19 IB IB 18 Open House, Mon. Jan. 21, Fan Bureau Insurance Service, 121 1 Second. Ad HARRY S. TRUMAN Truman Undergoes Surgery KANSAS CITY (AP) - Former President Harry S. Truman underwent surgery for a hernia today. A spokesman for Research Hospital described the surgery as "a routine operation for hernia repair." The rupture was reported on the right side of the abdomen. The 78-year-old Truman went into surgery shortly before 8 a. m. and was taken to the recovery room at 9:55 a. m. The hospital said there were no complications in connection with the operation and that the Former president was in a satisfactory condition. Truman is expected 'to remain in the recovery room until 3 p. m. Mrs. Truman arrived at the hospital early this morning and was in the president's room during the operation. Although there were no previous reports about the former president having a hernia, physicians said they had known about it for some time and had decided this was a good time to have it corrected. Truman entered the. hospital Monday for what was then described as his annual physical check-up. He spent Monday morning at his office at the Truman Library in nearby Independence and appeared in good spirits when he walked into the hospital. Name Alternate For Academy »' Myron S. "Mike" Steerc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Steere Jr., 1143 S. Mulberry, has received a second alternate appointment to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y. The appointment was made by Sen. Frank Carlson. Tauy's Toot Wu wcally waised a wow. One-Two Missile Punch With Nikes By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Affairs Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Nike-X antimissile system, mentioned tersely in President Kennedy's budget message, would give the United States a one-two punch to hurl at oncoming enemy hydrogen warheads, The Nike-Zeus, under development for more than six years, is designed to intercept hostile missile warheads beyond the atmosphere. The very much faster Nike-X would destroy such war- !i!.l.!i7 heads penetrating inside the at- mosphere, relatively close to the ground. Since the Nikc-X still is in the drawing board stage, it appears likely this new orientation in Pentagon thinking on missile defense will delay any combat-ready system until the latter part of this decade, if not longer. Kennedy asked Congress for $325 million to push development of the Nike-Zeus, which already has intercepted three target warheads in tests over the Pacific, and to start work on the advanced system. The President also requested $100 million for other unspecified antimissile research projects lated to the Zeus. re- The message provided no amplification, but defense officials said the mysterious sounding Nike-X would complement the Zeus which they said has been radically redesigned and greatly improved in many respects. Nike-X was described by those officials as a later generation of the Nike-Zeus, with vastly improved radar, a swifter missile and better electronic components. They said it would substantially increase the effectiveness of the Zeus system.

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