The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 21, 1963 · Page 1
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. ,»,.**. 1 OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 36 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Balance In dg . Ci Anchor Elects Directors Recession Now Would Set Deficit Record, Says JFK HOUSE PAGES — These two Quenemo girls, Nancy Hughes (left) and Sandra Haughn, have been chosen to serve as pages in the Kansas house of representatives during this legislative sessmn. Nancy is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hughes. Sandra is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Haughn. (Herald Photo) Peaceful In Kolwezi As UN Marches In KOLWEZI, Katanga (AP) United Nations forces ... moved peacefully into Kolwezi today and the military action to reintegrate Katanga with the rest of the Congo seemed virtually at an end. Operation "Grand Slam Two" began at dawn. It was completed about eight hours later, with Brig. Reginald Noronha, Ihe U.N. military commander, being welcomed into town by President Moise Tshombe. Not a shot was fired and little knots of civilians and unarmed Katanga gendarmes waved cheerily as the U.N. column rumbled past. Kolwezi was the last stronghold of Katanga's secessionist forces. "We are not coming as conquerors but as friends of the Congolese people," Noronha told the Katanga leader. The U.N. task force of 100 trucks, armored cars, troop carriers and amphibious vehicles rendezvoused with a Katangan peace delegation at the little village of Pumpi, 45 miles from the center of this big mining and refinery town. Tshombe was expected at Pum- pi but did not show up. Around four folding tin tables set up at the roadside, Noronha discussed his plan for entering Kolwezi with the Katangans. "Expect cooperation and hope there will be no problems of law and order," he said. Replied the Katangans: "We come to meet you as friends and not as enemies." Noronha met Tshombe at his temporary residence in downtown Kolwezi. They shook hands like old friends and posed for pictures. Tshombe was smiling and joking and asked Noronha whether he ran into any trouble. Said the Indian commander: No, and I want to thank you for keeping your word." Tshombe agreed last week to give the U.N. freedom of movement throughout Katanga but the U.N. troops were prepared for trouble anyway. The Katangan troops have now to stack their arms in a central depot under U.N. supervision before being integrated in the forces of the Congolese central government. Harry T. West, president of Anchor Savings Association, has announced the results of the election held at the annual meeting at the company's stockholders in Kansas City, Kas. Gerald L. Schlessman and Arthur H. Wolf were re-elected to 5-year terms as directors. Dr. 0. L. Plucker, superintendent of schools for Kansas City, Kas., was elected a director for a 3- year term. West and all other officers of the association were reelected. According to West, Anchor Savings Association total resources reached an all - time high of $56,439,979 during 1962. This compared with total resources of $43,073,201 for 1961. Dividends for 1962 totaled $1,582,424. This is an increase of more than 25 per cent over dividends paid during 1961. During last year, 3,366 new members joined Anchor Savings Association, increasing the total membership from 25,145 in 1961 to 28,511 as of Dec. 31, 1962. Loans made by Anchor Savings during 1962 totaled 1,225 and $22,730,314. This is an average of five loans made every working day during the year and represents an introduction of approximately $90,000 into the Greater Kansas City trade area every working day of 1962. Anchor Savings Association is the largest state chartered savings association in Kansas. The home office is at 731 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kas. By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy told Congress today that cutting taxes, despite a huge deficit, is "the best way open to us to increase revenues." Kennedy devoted the annual economic report, last of his three major messages to the new Congress, to allaying the fears of those legislators who called his fiscal program — the heaviest spending and biggest tax cut in history — "incredible," "a mistake," and "too big." In the process he revealed a few more details of the tax program he will send to Congress next Thursday. If the country should slide into recession this year through failure to reduce taxes, the President said, the prospective $11.9-billion deficit would worsen and perhaps "break all peacetime deficit records." By contrast, Kennedy predicted the planned $13.5-billion tax reduction will add $8.5 billion a year to families' income, boost outpul of consumer items by $16 billion, ncrease profits, and encourage Business investment. He promised: "As the economy returns to full employment, the budget will return to constructive Balance." While urging tax reduction as insurance against recession, Kennedy did not predict a slump. On the contrary, he forecast "moderate expansion" in 1963 to a record $578 billion of national output, up 2 per cent from last year. Already, he reported, the recovery from the depth of recession 22 months ago has halted the postwar trend of ever more frequent recessions. But the gains are "frustratingly" short of the strides that are needed, he said. The message went on: "I do not expect a fifth postwar recession to interrupt our progress in 1963. "It is not the fear of recession but the fact of five years of excessive unemployment, unusec capacity and slack profits—anc Tally's Toot Did you understand the President to mean that a tax cut would give us more money with which to pay more taxes? New Snowstorm Smothers Britain LONDON (AP)— Freezing winds and snow whipped across Britain today, burying the shivering country deeper in one of its worst winters in recorded history. After almost a month of blizzards, record cold and searching winds, the nation was running short of fuel and electric power. Its railroads were struggling and its road network was in chaos. More than 100 major highways in 80 of Britain's 86 counties were blocked by snowdrifts and treacherous ice. Virtually the entire country lay beneath a thickening crust of snow that has been there since Christmas. The Thames River froze banl to bank at Kingston. It was the first time since 1895 that the rive: has frozen so far downstream. Searchers looked for three mei feared dead beneath avalanches in the Pennine hills of northern England, Snow and ice on runways forcec British European Airlines to can eel 44 flights out of London Air port Sunday. ie consequent hobbling of our rowth rale—that constitutes the urgent case for tax reduction and eform." The $13.5 billion in proposed tax uts, partly offset by $3.5 billion if revenue - raising revisions, ivould go into partial effect on uly 1, Kennedy said. Individual income tax liabilities be reduced by $6 billion year, most of which "would ranslatc immediately into greater ax withholding on paychecks. Wore cuts would come in 1964 and 1965, to a total of well over 8 billion. More than $7 billion of this would be poured into purchases of new goods and services, Kennedy said, and the spending stream would be swollen as cor- x»rations — also beneficiaries of .ax relief—increase dividend payments. The rising demand would call for greater output and more •actory hiring—and hence, he said, more income and still more spending. Special tax relief for small businesses would be retroactive to Jan. 1, 1963, he disclosed. This would be a full year ahead of the start of the basic corporate tax rate reductions from 52 per cent to 47 per cent, a $2.5-billion cut. Corporations now pay 30 per cent on the rest for a total of 52 per cent. Kennedy said that, as of the start of this year, the rate on the first $25,000 would be dropped to 22 per cent, but the 52 per cent over-all rate would be retained for 1963. Thus companies with small earnings would benefit quickly. • As if in direct response to congressional critics who challenged his plan for a $10-billion net tax reduction in the face of a deficit- laden $98.8-billion budget, Kennedy stressed the need to put idle men, mines and factories back to work. Treasures Memories Of Career On Road Plan Annual COfC Banquet G. Robert Gadberry, vice president and trust officer of the Fourth National Bank and Trust Company, Wichita, will speak at the annual meeting of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. The banquet will be at Garfield School on Monday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Five new directors chosen for 3-year terms will be named al the banquet. The winner of the C of C's second annual "Out standing Citizen" award will be announced. On the program committee are J. R. Cheney, Earl Guist, John Sheldon, E. E. Haley and Lewis Irwin. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv By LOIS SMITH Elmer F. Risdon, 1032 S. Main, has terminated a sales career of almost 36 years when he took down his Rawleigh Products sign and turned over his inventory of supplies to his successor, E. E. Dunn. For nearly 15 years at one period in his career he was among he top 10 salesmen for the multi - milliondollar company which covers the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zea- and. During the last week in October, 1943, he was listed second from the top. At the peak of his career he wrote in the company Magazine, "When I became a Rawleigh dealer, I burned all my bridges behind me so I knew I had to make good." With his first wife, the former Grace Walter, he had moved from a farm southeast of Ottawa to take over the Rawleigh dealership from W. B. Howard. There were many setbakcs, especially at first. Now he can smile about the time, one day in Wellsville soon after he started, when a woman slammed the door in his face. Then, he was crushed until he confided in his next customer. "Young man, don't let that get you down," she advised "You just keep going." and he did. The woman who encouraged him was Mrs. H. N. Brecheisen who has remained a good friend until this day. The salesman left home before daylight and often found farmer customers at the breakfast table. He began his sales rounds in a Model T Ford with a crank and traveled all kinds of roads in all kinds of weather. He sometimes got stuck and often left the car on the main road and carried his heavy case along a side road to the house. Many times during the depression he took chickens and eggs in trade. He recalls that never before or since did he eat so much chicken. Often he sold the produce. During those hard times Ottawa Savings And Loan Company Elects Officers At the annual meeting of the Ottawa Savings and Loan Association, William W. Wallace was re-elected director for a 5-year term. The other directors are F. R. Bennett Sr., Milo M. Hewitt, Homer J. Henning and Dean Berlin. Officers re-elected for the coming year are F. R. Bennett, president; Milo M. Hewitt, vice president, and Dean Berlin, executive vice president. Jess Gilmore was named assistant vice president, and Chester Worl succeeds Gilmore as secretary. Berlin reported substantial gains in the association's volume dur ing 1962. Assets increased by $1, 405,847. Dividends paid to savers amounted to $341,711.76. A tota of 278 loans were made during the year, most of which were for the purpose of building or pur chasing homes by families in thib trade area. Reserves for the pro tection of members' savings now total $736,399.72 which are sup plemented by insurance to $10, 000 provided by the Federa Savings and Loan Insurance Cor poration of Washington, D. C. >eople sometimes simply did not lave the money to buy even small terns they really needed. "I'll never forget one certain lay," the salesman recalls. "I lad only a one-dollar sale to my credit after making 23 calls. All hat kept me going was knowing hat when I got home from work my wife would have homemade ce cream waiting — ice cream made with good Rawleigh vanil- a flavoring." Part of Risdon's success came as a result of his courtesy and genuine helpfulness. He never lushed sales. If a customer found a product unsatisfactory he would make an exchange or refund the jurchase price. A few times the privilege was abused. Through the years his help took some unusual forms. One time he helped a desperate mother quiet two babies with the colic — using a tried and true remedy from his case. At another time he noticed that a fanner's cows had gone through a gate left open and went back to notify him. Because the farmer was not al home, the Rawleigh man helpec the housewife round up the herd and close the gate. He planned to get around to each community once every two or three months. By reading the local news he kept informed o activities in the various communi ties and planned his itinerary tc avoid those where a sale or i woman's club meeting was beini held. Advance notices heralded hi expected calls. People often said "I got your card and have been looking for you." For those no at home he left a calling card. For the children in a home hi provided some little treat suci as gum or lifesavers. In the day (Continued on Page Three) RUEL W. MITCHELL Kuel Mitchell, Retired Auto Dealer , Dies Ruel W. Mitchell, 68, 315 W. 4th, retired automobile dealer, died in Ransom Memorial Hospital Sunday at 6:50 a.m. in failing health the past few years, he was seriously ill for three months. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home. Dr. Raymond P. Jennings will officiate, assisted by Rev. Charles P. Knight. Mr. Mitchell was born Nov. 6, 1894, at Americus but came to Ottawa as a small boy. He was a graduate of Ottawa High School and of Ottawa University with the Class of 1918. He was business manager of the OU football team in 1917. After graduation he took a job with an artificial limb company out of New York and Chicago, demonstrating the use of artificial limbs to soldiers returning from World War I, in connection with the Red Cross. In 1920 Mr. Mitchell returned to Ottawa to take over his father's business, the Mitchell Manufacturing Co., and was associated several years with his father. In the late 1920s he established the Mitchell Motor Co. in which he was active until his retirement in 1950, except for a few years during World War II when he owned and operated the Vincent Monument Works. He had been a member of First Baptist Church since 1900 and served on the board of trustees for many years. He was active in Boy Scout work for many years and was an active sportsman who enjoyed fishing, boating and swimming. He was a member of the Rotary Club. He married Louise Skinner July 25, 1921, at Joplin, Mo. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Wigglesworth, and two granddaughters, of the home; and one sister, Mrs. Agnes Hutchinson Gordon, Winnetka, 111. One brother is deceased. An infant son, Charles Robert, died in 1926. The family suggests contributions to the Ruel Mitchell memorial fund of First Baptist Church. CLOSES BOOKS — Elmer F. Risdon writes "finis" to a sales career of more than 35 years with Rawleigh Products Co. (Herald Photo) The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair to partly cloudy with a warming trend tonight. Increasing cloudiness, shifting winds and turning colder during the day Tuesday with some light snow likely late Tuesday. Lows tonight 15 to 20. Highs Tuesday 25 lo 30. High temperature Saturday, 6; low Sunday, 5 below zero; high Sunday, 22; low today, 4; high year ago today, 33; low year ago today. 10; record high this date, 66 In 1933; record low this diitc. 7 below zero In 1935; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m.. today: 9 a. m 12 9 p m. 10 a. m 17 10 p m. 11 a. m 20 11 p m. Noon 1 p. m 23 2 p. m 21 3 p. m 22 4 p. m 19 5 p. m 16 6 p. m 14 7 p. m 11 8 p. m 10 .22 Midnight 1 a 2. a 3 a 4 a & a 6 a 7 a 8 a m. m. m. m. m. m. m. For Real Thaw, S ee Red Hot Bargains At Ottawa Dollar Day Wednesday

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