The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 23, 1963 · Page 1
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tv- OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 37 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES' Meredith Plans Still A Mystery A Sound Livestock Picture TOPEKA (AP)-Livestock has been confined to winter feeding areas over most of Kansas the past week due to continued cold weather and occasional blowing snow, the Kansas Weekly Weather and Crop Report said today. Demands on local feed supplies were heavy during the past week but supplies continued to be sufficient. An increased movement of cattle to markets in west central sections was reported as some farmers and ranchers marketed excess stocker and feeder cattle. Young stock appeared to be withstanding the cold in good to fair shape. Early calving continued with light losses in the southwest section of the state. Early farrowing and lambing losses have generally been light despite the cold. Leaves Ole Miss At Semester End By BEN THOMAS OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — James H. Meredith bid adieu to the University of Mississippi Tuesday night. Whether he will return next semester remains a mystery. Behind the wheel of a cantankerous car and amid the laughter and wisecracks of fellow students, the 29-year-old Negro who shattered the university's segregation barrier departed for a vacation. Meredith's departure contrasted sharply with his arrival at Mississippi last September. His presence led to bloody rioting, followed by the armed protection at one time of 17,000 federal troops and hundreds of U.S. marshals. Laughter and joking from students filled the air when Meredith's 1952 car wouldn't start. He was delayed more than an hour while various persons tried to start the car. Finally, newsmen, Would Increase Patrol By 200 TOPEKA (AP) — The superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol said today he will ask the Legislature for 200 additional troopers during the next four years. Col. L. E. Hughes said the current force of 150 troopers is less than half the number needed to patrol state highways effectively. He said that the men could be added to the patrol in groups of 50 each year for four years. The first group would be ready to serve as second class troopers in two years, he said. Would Start Educations TV System » TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson said today he hopes the Legislature will make enough start on educational television this session to keep Kansas from losing the two channels which have been set aside for the program. He did not estimate how much it would cost but told newsmen that probably for $1 million an adequate start could be made and have some programs on the air. In his budget message he had recommended a "modest" start on a program. Today he added that if it could be done for less than the $1 million figure, the Legislature should do so. Anderson said he believes towers are available in the Topeka and Hutchinson areas that could be used. Plan Smaller Turkey Crop TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas turkey growers plan for a crop of 754,000 turkeys this year, the state Crop and Livestock Reporting Service said today. At that size the crop would be 86 per cent of 1962 and the smallest since 1958. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear and cold tonight. Thursday partly cloudy with moderating tern, peratures. Low tonight S to II below. High Thursday in upper High temperature yesterday, 98; low today, 9 below zero; high year ago today, 25; low year ago today, 7 below zero; record high this date, 70 In 1909; record low this date, ' 9 below zero in 1930 and today, hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 27 9 p m -1 10 a, m 25 10 p m -J 11 a. m. .......18 11 p m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p. m. .15 Midnight 11 1 a 9 2 9 3 :::::: I I 6 p. m 0 6 7 p. m 0 7 I p. m 0 • m. m. m. m. m. -5 -6 -6 m. -7 m -7 m. -7 Hughes said that by 1972, a total of 801 miles of interstate highways would be open in the state. "These four lane, controlled access trafficways are engineered for safety . . . and they will save a great many lives; but they also create some difficult traffic enforcement and service problems," he said. He said the patrol should be patrolling the interstate system on a 24-hour basis during times of heavy traffic and regularly each day, but that patrol strength is so small that little special attention has been given the four-lane routes. Hughes said a policy under which several patrol cars were concentrated at points with high accident rates sometimes other areas neglected. left He said the National Safety Council last summer recommended doubling the size of the patrol. Hughes also called attention to a bill introduced this week in the Senate to allow the motor vehicle department to take responsibility for examining drivers for licenses. This would free 25 men. Gov. John Anderson recommended in his budget message that the measure be passed. Hughes said he believed that with the additional troopers the patrol could cut the Kansas traffic death toll "a great deal." federal marshals and others shoved it away from the curb and another car pushed it until it started. Even . Meredith seemed wryly amused. "Isn't this something?" lie quipped to newsmen. Nearly 100 spectators looked on. One firecracker exploded but there were no other incidents. Several times campus police chief Burnes Tatum ordered his officers to check identification cards of students who got too boisterous. ..Meredith's car broke down again on the outskirts of Memphis, Tenn., and reportedly was pushed to a service station by a U.S. marshal's car. Meredith told a reporter he detoured to Memphis to have his car fixed. Shortly before midnight, Meredith left Memphis for Jackson, Miss., where he said he would stay during the semester break. After arriving in the Mississippi capital city at 3 a.m., Meredith took several armloads of clothes into an apartment he reportedly has rented. The apartment is within walking distance of Jackson State College for Negroes. Meredith has said he might not return to Mississippi for the spring semester unless conditions there become more conducive to learning. He has until Feb. the last date of registration—to decide. Although there have been widespread reports that Meredith was in serious academic difficulty, a faculty source said there was no danger of Meredith flunking. The source said Meredith skipped his algebra test two days ago to concentrate on studying for his English literature test Tuesday. University regulations call for an automatic "F" for failure to take a final exam without a valid reason. Meredith's grades will not be disclosed. Even with an "F" in algebra, Meredith only needs two "C's" and two "D's" in other courses to keep off academic probation. Chancellor John D; Williams said he did not know if Meredith would return and he doubted if Meredith knew himself at the present time. Traffic Toll \. TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday— 1 (x) For January—18 For 1963-18 Comparable 1962 period—29 (x) Report of a previous fatality. ^ >^"V W W* ^T%^« ' > : s * \ s " *'* <>* s vkx*\4 •.-„<•*•<***» -w >' >&£" \M'iytn ,>v3 NICE TO BE INSIDE — Barbara Didde and Clay Kramer, two 6-year-old first graders at Sacred Heart School, hang up their winter wraps along with lots of others before heading to class. Barbara is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Diddc, 522 E. 5th, and Clay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kramer, 1007 S. Hickory. Sister Donna, is first grade teacher. (Herald Photo) Waited Long Time To Hold Her Baby MARIETTA, Ga. (AP)-During 20 years of marriage, Hubert and Eula Faye Dolan had hoped for a child. Then their baby, a girl, was born three months prematurely. Cecelia Lois Dolan weighed only 2 pounds, 2 ounces. Shortly after birth her weight dropped to 1 pound, 10 ounces. Medical authorities said the baby had less than one chance in 10 of living. Tuesday Mrs. Dolan, 37, held her baby in her arms for the first time. Cecelia Lois now is a husky 15-pound, lO'/i-ounce bundle of health. "She was so thrilled that she almost cried," said a nurse at Kennestone Hospital, where Cecelia Lois was born 85 days ago. It was a joyful climax to a period of heartbreak. Just after the baby was born, the parents were forced to leave her. Hubert L. Dolan Jr., 46, had been laid off at an aircraft plant and had just been offered work in Fort Worth, Tex. Their baby appeared doomed, so after making funeral arrangements the par- ents went to Fort Worth. "You will never know how han it was for us to go away am leave her," Mrs. Dolan late: wrote a nurse. "I cried that long 846 miles. And I prayed so ver much for her and for God to tak< care of her so we could be to gether again." The Dolans kept in touch by letter and telephone. "One of us wrote at least twice a week," a nurse said. "Cecelia Lois became a favorite of the en tire hospital staff. All the nurses wanted to care for her." Rugged Oldtimer Camps Out In Cold ELLINWOOD, Kan. (AP)-A 75- year-old man is camping out on the Arkansas River south of here and doing right well, despite the below zero readings. Dusty Rhodes has been living there for five years now and figures he can go it a few more years. Dusty has no house, or even shelter. He has five feather mattresses, using two for a bed and three for covers. For a wind break he stretches an old rug between two trees. His fire is an open affair, shielded by a piece of metal. Rhodes is eligible for county aid but won't accept it. He once lived in the county home, but the confinement and routine didn't agree with him. He collects his food from the city dump and sometimes friends add to the larder. He is a retired sign painter. One of his possessions is a thermometer. "The other morning," he said, "it got down to 12 below, but I just stayed in bed until it warmed up to zero. "It's a miserable trip from bed to the fireplace to light the fire each morning," he added. Rhodes figures he'll follow his present way of life until he's 80 and then maybe he'll try the county home again. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. PRACTICING FOR CONCERT - Five Ottawa High School Preach barn players practice for Mid-Winter Band Concert to be at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Memorial Auditorium under direction of Loren D. Matthew*. Band members are (from, left), Martin Williams, Sandy Shade, Becky Lowrence, John Brockway and Terry Wollen. There will be no admission fee for concert, but donations may be made. (Herald Photo) Doubtful Clemson Will Close COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two members of the South Carolina House of Representatives were re ported today to be preparing leg islation to close Clemson College rather than allow its integration under federal court order. Passage appeared doubtful. In the Senate Tuesday one of the state's leading defenders of seg regated schools argued agains closing Clemson. Sen. L. Marion Gressette, counseling peace an< order, said court orders to admi Negro Harvey Gantt are only a setback in a war which he sale South Carolina still hopes to win The state apparently has ex hausted all legal remedies agains admision of Gantt, 20, an archi tectural student who seeks to transfer to Clemson from Iowa State University. Clemson trustees meet in Columbia Thursday, pre sumably to act on the basis o U.S. Dist. Judge C, C. Wyche' formal filing Tuesday of the fina order from the U.S. 4th Circui Court of Appeals. Gantt has said he expects li enroll Monday. The new semeste: begins Feb. 1. State Reps. A. W. (Red) Bethea and Mitchell Ott discussed the possibility of legislation to closi Clemson in separate meeting with Gov. Donald S, Russell an< Gressette. Gressette heads th State School Segregation Conimil tee which for 11 years has helpec preserve South Carolina's recorc schools. The state is the last on with such a record. Pearson Asks New Committee WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen James B. Pearson, R-Kan., in troduced a resolution Tuesday i> create a Senate committee to ac on all veterans' legislation. The House has long had a vet erans affairs committee. Tally's Toot Now, now, think of that "Kansas image" before you go talking about the weather. No Let-Up In Winter's Bitter Grip It Was Never Colder * * The mercury dipped to 9 degrees below zero in Ottawa (his morning to tie the record for this date. The mark of 9 below zero went on the books as a record on this date in 1930. Other low marks reported this morning included Omaha, 14 below zero; Des Moines- 19 below zero; Kirksville, Mo., 11 below zero; Amarillo, Tex., 2 above zero and snowing; Dallas, Tex., 20 above zero and snowing. * * * Highways Are Open TOPEKA (AP)-Highways were open throughout Kansas today although there were some treacherous spots due to drifting snow. Temperatures were near zero but winds had died down and not much snow had been added by the cold wave that reached the state Tuesday. The Highway Department re port: Northeast: All roads open, near normal except K16 west of Onega and K 99 in Marshall County where a few drifts have caused one-way traffic. Those areas are jeing worked. North central: Conditions near normal except in sheltered areas where there is packed snow and ice. Northwest: One half to one inch snow, roads normal. Southeast: Roads near normal except in protected areas where snow is packed. Crews are working those areas. Southwest: All roads normal. South central: Report unavailable. * * * TOPEKA (AP)-Bitter sub-zero weather hung on across Kansas oday with no immediate sign of a let-up. Temperatures early today rang* ed from three degrees below zero at Wichita and Pittsburg to 11 be- ow at Concordia and Belleville. Highs during the afternoon will within just a few degrees of zero. Skies will be clear with no more mow or blowing winds expected. The clear skies will contribute to more intense cold tonight with lows predicted generally for 5 to 10 degrees below zero in most areas. Some readings, particularly in northern sections of the state may drop to around 15 below zero. With a strong high pressure system settled in over northern and central plains of the United States, there is little chance of a thaw very quickly. The Weather Bureau said Thursday will remain extremely cold although there may be slight moderation from the extreme lows. The early morning reading at Topeka 9 below zero was the 10th day this month in which zero or colder has been recorded. It equalled a record going back to January 1940 and was only the fourth time in 76 years of Weather Bureau history there have been so many cold days. Highs Tuesday, all recorded early in the day before the cold moved in, ranged from 24 degrees at Goodland to 48 at Pittsburg. Sen. Carlson Is 70 Today WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan., celebrates his 70th birthday today. Members of his staff arranged a luncheon for him in the dining room of the new Senate office building. Carlson, first elected to the Senate Nov. 7, 1950, was re-elect* ed last November to another 6* year term. He served in the House from 1935 to 1947 and as governor of Kansas from 1947 to 1951. Easy On The Gas Key To Starting "Two slow pumps on the foot feed of any car in good operating condition should be enough to start it on cold mornings-" Hank Gilroy, 839 Willow, said. Hank, an Ottawa service station operator, said most of the cars he is called to help start when winter weather gets them down have been flooded by too much pumping on the accelerator. When a call comes to Hank's station for help with an "un- startable" car, he said he and another man take a jumper bat- tery and head to the scene. After they arrive they hook up the other battery, take off the carburetor breather and put an instrument in the automatic choke hole to keep the carburetor from coking. After all that is done they try the starter and usually have the car on the road in a matter of minutes. If that doesn't work, the station men take the car to their shop and clean the spark plugs and give the car a check and whatever else may be required. Just don't pump them too much is Gilroy's advice. Settlement Near In Dock Walkout NEW YORK (AP)-Northcast shipowners and longshoremen have agreed to terms to settle the month-long dock strike—but numerous details remain to be worked out before more than 600 idle ships sail again. Southern and Gulf ship owners and longshore negotiators had still to come to terms. And agreements in all areas are subject to ratification by the union rank and file. The New York Shipping Association agreed Tuesday to accept a Presidential board's proposal to provide a 37 cents an hour package wage increase over a two- year period. The AFL - CIO International Longshoremens Association had agreed to it for the northeast area Sunday. Agreements reached here usually—but not necessarily—set the pattern for the remainder of the industry. Federal mediation sessions were scheduled today in Galveston, Tex.; New Orleans, La., and Mobile, Ala., in an attempt to reach agreement in those areas. A similar meeting will be held in Miami, Fla., at a time not yet specified. The first northeast longshoreman local to vote on ratification gave unanimous approval to the Presidential board's proposal. The vote on the master contract by the largest of six Philadelphia area longshoremen locals Tuesday night preceded voting today and Thursday by most dockworker locals from Maine to Virginia. It appeared possible for docks in that stretch of coastline to be operating again by Friday. Ship owners here voted previously to accept the peace plan.

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