The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 19, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 84 OTTAWA. KANSAS SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Claims lola Church Is Chosen By God IOLA, Kan. (AP)-"God has revealed not only to us, but to people who b've in other areas of our country, that he will use this church; and through it and from it will go at least a thousand missionaries into the world to reveal Christ to the heathen." This, says Brother Don Kindhart, is why a dozen families have forsaken homes in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Illinois in the past few weeks to come to this town of 7,300 and his Madison Avenue Baptist church, membership about 75. "They have a hunger in their heart for the Lord," Kindhart said, "It has been His choosing to CHAMPS AGAIN — Melvern Coach Gene Otis and his Panthers pose with trophy after winning Osage County League Tournament last night at Burlingame. Melvern won state Class B title last year and is making its mark in Class BB circles this season. On team are (front row, from left) Jim Lacey, Bob Criss, Wayne Cranwell, Dennis Haworth and Dale Mochamer, and (back row, from left) Otis, Bill Kramer, John Gibson, Robert Burnett, Ray Patterson and Harry Geier. See story and other pictures on Osage tourney on Pgs. 2 and 6. (Herald Photo) Bad Time For Topeka Beautv TOPEKA (AP)-A Topeka girl who was Miss Kansas in last year's Miss Universe contest was under a physician's care today after having been held captive in her home by a burglar Friday. Linda Light, 19, Washburn University sophomore, was cut with a butcher knife and knocked unconscious by the intruder intent on obtaining money from the house. Her father, William J. Light, said she "underwent a horrible experience." He said a man dressed in construction workmen's clothing and 30 to 35 years old confronted her when she arrived home from school. The man held a butcher knife at the girl's throat. He continually threatened to use the knife if she did not tell him where Light kept money. The girl said she knew of no money. The burglar ransacked desks and cabinets, then backed the girl against a wall and cut her across the abdomen with the knife. "Sit there or you won't live to tell the tale," he said. He then struck her on the side of the face, knocking her unconscious, Mrs. Light found her lying on the floor when she returned from an errand. Light said the burglar probably was in the house aboute 1% hours. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats who banked about $1 million Friday night with an inaugural anniversary extravaganza for President Kennedy were prodded today to start working now and keep on working until the last vote is counted in 1964." Chairman John M. Bailey said in a report to the party national committee that despite the repulse of Republican assaults oh the Democratic congressional majority, last November's balloting flew some danger signals for the next presidential election. He said there are 20 million adults who are not registered to She's A Little On Stout Side WASHINGTON (AP) - Ambika apparently isn't pregnant, just a little portly, Georgetown University scientists said after the l^-ton Asian elephant was subjected Friday to a series of pregnancy tests with electronic equipment at the National Zoo. Officials had hoped that Ambika, a gift from India to the children of the United States, was about to become the third elephant to give birth in an American zoo. All they had to go on was a noticeable waist expansion and an unconfirmed report of a love affair before she came here. Tally's Toot YES, it's cold enough for me. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST Cloudy, windy, cold this afternoon with little temperature rise. Not quite so cold Sunday. Partial clearing tonight. High today, today, record record in 1943 ending 0 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. I p.m. temperature yesterday, 22; low 2 below zero; high year ago 11; low year ago today, 3; high this date, 68 In 1814; low this date, 16 below zero ; hourly temperatures, 24 hours 8 a.m., today: 18 0 p.m 7 20 10 p.m. . 7 21 11 p.m. . 6 20 Midnight 18 1 a.m. IB 2 a.m. 17 16 14 12 10 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. 6 a.m. 7 a.m. t a.m. Get Busy, Bailey Tells Democrats raise up this particular church here in lola for the purpose of meeting their need." The minister made his statement in a 12-minute taped interview with KALN, the lola radio station. It was his first contact with news media since the arrival of 30 members from Bethel Baptist church at Hutchinson, Kan., attracted attention Thursday to tola's sudden growth. The interview was given at a secret rendezvous arranged by Fred Kenison, former auto repair shop operator who led the migration from Hutchinson and is Kindhart's right-hand man. The exccutice committee of the Kansas Convention of Southern Baptists announced in Wichita it will recommend to the convention that it withdraw fellowship and financial support from Madison Avenue and its mission branch at Hutchinson. "This action culminates more than two years of decaying relations between the convention and the church, during which time the church defaulted on its loan contract with the convention's Church Loan Association," said the committee's resolution. Dr. N. J. Westmoreland, executive secretary of the convention, estimated the lola church owes nearly $65,000. Strikes At A Glance Noiseless Drip Tip Worth vole—"and most of them are Democrats." He urged hard work to get them registered and to the polls. "In 1960," he said, "the Republicans increased their congressional vote by 45 per cent over 1958. We increased ours by only 36 per cent. Then in 1962 the Republican congressional vote decreased only 16 per cent while ours dropped 32 per cent." The chairman sounded his note in the aftermath of party enthusiasm over the success of a $1,000 a plate dinner and a $100 a ticket variety show gala at which President and Mrs. Kennedy starred. It was a festive evening for the Kennedys and Vice President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, who ac- Wants $6 Billion In Aid To Schools WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kennedy administration will propose a massive five year aid-to- education program of more than $6 billion, informed sources report. It is to be spelled out in a special message to Congress late this month or early in February. The sources said there has been general agreement on what the program will entail. The bare bones of the plan were sketched in President Kennedy's budget message Wednesday, which recommended $144 million in such spending for the year beginning July 1. The budget also requested authorization to enter into spending commitmnets of up to $1,215,000,000 during the year. This request, it was learned Friday, was made to provide the foundation for a program running five times, or more, that amount. Programs involving construction do not require big outlays at the beginning. Costs rise as the blueprints are drawn and construction starts. A welfare department spokesman said the $144 million in spending recommended for next year is part of "a process leading into two, three, four or five years of substantial expenditures." He said the program will contain provisions for aid to public schools for classroom construction and teachers' salaries. He declined to elaborate. companied them from a downtown motor hotel to the National Guard Armory, where about 6,000 of the party faithful saw an exciting array of star acts. When the show was over, Kennedy sounded the only serious note of the evening when he told the crowd: "A party is of no use unless it fulfills some national purpose. I said the other day in the State of the Union message that we are not on the top of the hill, but on the side of the hill. "I don't think in this administration or in my generation or time will this country be at the top of the hill, but some day it will be, and I hope when it is, that they will think that we have done our part." Donkey Game Set Tonight A donkey basketball game— with real donkeys—is scheduled at the Junior High School gymnasium tonight following several relay races and a donkey act. The donkeys have been brought here from Crescent, Okla. Doors will open for tonight's event at 7. Admission fee will be one dollar for adults and 50 cents for students. Mrs. James Daugherty, 926 N. Oak, is $5 richer because she sent The Herald a story about how she stopped the annoying drip, drip, drip of a faucet. By doing so she won the $5 which The Herald offers each week for the best news tip. Others who sent in good news tips were Mrs. Raymond Gillette, RFD 1, Ottawa; Clara Nichols, 714 S. Oak; Mrs. Dale Goforth, 711 Pine; H. H. Britain, 533 S. Oak; and Mrs, Harold Hensiek, 101 S. Cedar. Roads Open TOPEKA (AP)—Highways were reported in good condition in nearly all sections today by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Overnight snow drifted in protected areas but no, roads were closed. Apparently there were no cases of freezing rain which would make unusually slick conditions. Marine In Fight Of Life To Save Sewed-On Leg BOSTON (AP) — An ex-marine is involved in probably the most desperate fight of his life—trying to help medical experts restore use to his left leg, which was practically severed in an accident. William Hunt, 37, a father of seven, is in Peter Bent Brigham Hospital recuperating after what may be a historic operation—the stitching back of his leg which was nearly cut off near his hip. Dr. Francis B. Moore, surgeon in chief at the hospital, was hesitant today to make any prediction about the success of the operation. "This man has a long way to go before he is out of the woods. But we're all optimistic, that's why we do these things," he said. The accident occurred Tuesday and the stitching operation was begun within minutes of the mishap. On Friday, hospital officials said that Hunt could move his toes and had some feeling in the injured limb. Hunt, a strapping six-footer weighing 200 pounds, was struck by an automobile as he stood behind a Brookline public works department rubbish truck. On the way to the hospital, police applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Hunt was rushed to an operating room and at one time 30 persons were involved in trying to restore his torn leg. Dr. Thomas B. Quigley and Dr. Henry Wilde said an 18-inch steel rod was inserted into the broken femur after the shattered ends had been trimmed off. One surgeon reported that "everything was severed except two muscles and a nerve, the most important one, the sciatic nerve." Arteries, veins, muscles and nerves were stiched together and then the jagged pieces of skin were closed over the wound. The stocky patient withstood the six-hour operation very well, Dr. Moore said, and was able to talk to doctors within minutes after it was completed. His case resembles in some respects that of Everett Knowles, 13, a Somerville youth whose right arm was severed in an accident last May. Young Knowles' arm, completely separated from his body, was put back in place by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital. Knowles probably will need additional operations if his arm is to be restored to its original usefulness. Quick Action By Volunteer Firemen WELLSVILLE - Quick action on the part of the Wellsville volunteer fire department possibly saved the home of Mr. and Mrs W. E. Peterson here yesterday after Mrs. Peterson called for help with a blazing floor-furnace. Mrs. Peterson discovered the fire when she investigated a strange noise in the living room. She called her husband, the superintendent of Wellsville schools, at his office across the street. Peterson told his secretary to call the volunteers while he rushed home with a fire extinguisher. By the time Peterson reached his home, Mrs. Peterson had taken their two small children out of the house. Within minutes the volunteers arrived to find the fire under control. A Wellsville and a Baldwin man were sent to check the furnace and gas line after the fire. They said a sudden drop in temperature and low pressure on the line probably caused gas to accumulate before the furnace pilot light came on and the fire resulted. A representative of the state fire marshall's office witnessed the volunteer fire department's efficiency after checking on fire drills at the local school. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Longshoremen—Guarded optimism was voiced that the paralyz- ng four-week strike by 60,000 ongshoremen in Atlantic and Gulf :oasts ports may be settled by Sunday. Sen. Wayne Morse, Oreion Democrat and chairman of a board set up by the President to mediate an agreement in the strike, planned almost continuous weekend conferences with the ongshoremen and ship owners. Newspapers—Mediators continued to try to get publishers and striking printers to resume joint meetings n hopes of ending the 43-day blackout of New York ity's nine major newspapers. No peace talks are scheduled. In Cleveland the strike against he Plain Dealer and Press and Mews entered its 51st day. The dailies were struck by the News- aaper Guild and the Teamsters LJnion. Not much progress was reported in efforts to end the walkout. Getting His Teeth Early Proud parents of first babies are prone to describe their in fants as precocious. One couple, the Donald Crom wells, Waverly, have evidence to support such a claim. Their son, 7 lb., 3 oz. Michae Ray, born Jan. 7 at Ransom Memorial Hospital, has cut three teeth already at less than two weeks of age. The teeth were not visible when he was born The baby has two teeth below and one above. A proud grandmother, Mrs. E E. Stewart, RFD 2, Williamsburg, reported the news. 'ive-day transit strike that has left the nation's fourth largest city with no trolleys, buses or subway trains. Talks broke off abruptly after negotiators learned of a suit filed by Mayor James H. J. Tate and others to place the Philadelphia Transportation Co. in receivership. Transportation—Union and management negotiators in Philadelphia studied proposals to'end the Machinists—Machinists' Union members vote next Wednesday on a contract offer from the Boeing Co. in Seattle. The offer includes wage raises recommended by a presidential panel but rejects the union's demand for a union shop. The union agreed to postpone a strike threatened for last midnight pending outcome of (he balloting. Shoe Workers—Some 2,800 Brockton, Mass., area shoe workers ended a two-week strike, agreeing to return to work at 12 plants Monday. They won a pay increase" of 6 cents an hour in a two-year contract, plus a $17.50 to $20 hike in sick benefit payments. Old pay scales were not disclosed. GAYLORD W. PLUMMER Ordination For Former Ottawaii Being ordained as a Baptist minister in a special ordination service at 2 p.m. tomorrow in First Baptist Church, Garnett, is a former Ottawan, Gaylord W. Plummer, son of Mrs. Alaine Plummer, Ottawa. He has served as a pastor of the church for the past 18 months and commutes to classes at Ottawa University. Mr. Plummer served as minister in Baptist churches in Dennis and Uniontown before accepting the call to Garnett. The Plummers and their two children live in the Garnett Baptist parsonage. Among those taking part in the service are Ottawans Dr. W. H. Dickinson, district missionary of the Ft. Scott-Miami Baptist Association, who will deliver the ordination sermon, and Dr. Raymond P. Jennings, First Baptist Church pastor, who will give the charge to the church. Rev. Homer Ganong, Wellsville, will give a vocal solo. Following the ceremony a fellowship hour will be in the church hall. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Hot Under Collar Of His New Shirt WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Charles A. Vanik, D-Ohio, gets hot under the collar when he thinks about that shirt. "When I sat down, the shirt remained standing," he told his colleagues in the House Friday. "If I stood too long, the shirt tugged at me to sit down." What really made it hard for Vanik to keep his shirt on was the thought of the department store sale at which he bought the unruly garment. "They advertised a shirt sale of famous name brands — all sizes and colors," he said. "Well, there were a few. The colored shirts were in schoolbus yellow and' un- American pink. "And they were in sizes for neckless men with flippers for arms." Then, said Vanik, he noticed stacks of other shirts, tailored in Japan, and "I discovered the famous label was a lure to get me into one of these other shirts." Vanik said he bought one and found it all right until it came back from the laundry. "It was like thin armorplatc," he said, "completely unresponsive to my commands." Vanik labeled his talk "Consumer Bulleton No. 1" and said he will deliver others during the session, "to direct the attention of the House to business practices which affect consumers." Chosen For Air Force Academy The United Dry half hour Morality or Liquor By the Drink WIBW Radio, 580 K.C. and TV Sunday, 12:30 p.m. Ben S. Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Park, 324 S. Locust has received a principal appointment to the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. The appointment was announced late yesterday by Sen. Frank Carlson. The Ottawa youth, a senior at Ottawa High, is the first from this community to receive a principal appointment to the Air Academy. Park said today that he has been informed that he will enter the academy in July. He graduates this spring from OHS. He already has passed his, preliminary physical examination and has taken college board entrance exams. Still remaining are Air Force physicals and acceptance of his college boards by the academy. Park has been active in the Baptist Youth Fellowship, was vice president of his class last year BEN S. PARK and this year is president of the student council. He runs the half mile in brack and has played basketball three years. He currently is on the regular squad at the high school. Ballet And Belly Not Same WASHINGTON (AP)-Princess Zaka will not do a belly dance at the New York Avenue Presbyterian church—at least, not the way she usually does it. The pastor the Rev, George M. Docherty, gave the American Youth Hostels permission for the performance, thinking they said "classical ballet dance." "Classical belly dance" was what they had said. There's a difference to the eye, if not to the ear. The Rev. Mr. Docherty is a Scot, and the British have a way of making "ballet" sound a wee bit like "belly." Thus the confusion, Some members of the clergyman's flock enlightened him about Princess Zaka, dancer at a local cafe. Princess Zaka, better known,in Worcester, Mass., as Joan Hanna, and the Rev. Mr. Docherty chuckled over the difference a word makes. They'll confer next week to see if something can't be worked so that she can go on with the show —but showing much less. British Labor Party Leader Dead LONDON (AP) - Labor party leader Hugh Gaitskell, potentially Britain's next prime minister, died Friday night just when h« appeared to be on the threshold of a political triumph. Gaitskell's death at 56 came in the middle of the most serious governmental crisis since Suez. As opposition leader Gaitskell automatically would have become prime minister if the Laborites won forthcoming elections. He died after two week's illness. A virus infection surrounding his heart and lungs was complicated by a kidney ailment. His passing came when Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's cabinet was deeply pessimistic over Britain's chances of joining the flourishing European Common Market.

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