The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 24, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. «T NO. 38 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES What Do They Do At School When There Is No School? BETWEEN SEMESTER STUDY — Dorothy Goodwin, Minneapolis, Minn., an Ottawa University junior studies in Myer Library during semester break. First semester ended Saturday, and second term begins Wednesday after registration Monday and Tuesday. (Herald Photos) REMINDER OF HOME - Two Ottawa University coeds are reminded of their homes in Colorado as they view painting called Red Rocks—Sunset, by Paul W. Mannen, at Mammal Museum on Campus. Girls are Bonnie Easterly, Denver (left), and Laurie Hunt, Aurora. Painting is one of many on exhibit by the Kansas State Federation of Art. (Herald Photo) PLANS WITH A FUTURE - Bill McGinnis, OU sophomore from Detroit, Mich., works on some engineering drawing plans while he has some time on hand during break between first and second semester. Eastern Kansas Will Get More Cash For Highways TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Highway Commission said today it has approved a new plan of allocating highway f u n d s to put more money where the need is greatest. The commission said the adjustment will increase funds available to the two eastern highway divisions of the state. It will become effective July 1. A recently completed highway needs study showed major deficiencies exist in Ihe two eastern divisions compared to the two central and two western divisions, the commission said. The 1st division in northeast Kansas will receive 26.1 per cent of primary highway construction funds available and the 4th division in southeast Kansas will receive 20.1 per cent. The 1st division previously had been alloted 24 per cent and the 4th division 17 per cent. The 2nd division in north central Kansas will receive 12.9 per cent under the new policy instead of 14.5 per cent. The 3rd division in northwest Kansas will receive 9.5 per cent instead of 11. The 5th division in south central Kansas will be allocated 22.5 per cent instead of 24. The sixth division in southwest Kansas will receive 8.8 per cent instead of 9.5. The commission said the percentages involved only funds available for construction on state primary, secondary and urban highway systems and do not include Interstate funds which are used on "at large" basis. This year the state will receive $35.1 million in primary secondary and urban funds for construction The last previous adjustment of construction funds was in 1953. The commission said a majority of the state's deficient primary state secondary and urban highway mileage is in the eastern 1 of the state. They said also that due to. traffic and terrain, highway construction costs generally are higher in the eastern sectors Don't Put Away Long Undies Yet TOPEKA (AP)-Milder temperatures set in across Kansas today, bringing at least a temporary let-up in the bitterly cold wave of the past several days. But it may be short-lived. High temperatures today were predicted for the 30s in western Kansas and the 20s east compared with general readings near 5 degrees Wednesday. Tonight's lows will be near 1015 degrees throughout the state. But a new surge of arctic air is moving toward Kansas and will reach the state by Friday, Temperatures will likely be somewhat colder in western Kansas and it will halt the warming trend other areas. JFK Wants $3.2 Billion Cut In Taxes This Year in To Take Bids On Sewer Jobs Bids are to be taken at the city hall the evening of Feb. 6 for letting contracts for construe- tion of four sewer projects in Ottawa. The projects are along the south side of Logan Street, in the Willow Acres Addition in the southwest part of Ottawa, in the GUmore Addition on South Mulberry Street and in the area west of Willow to serve the new high school site and other property of that area. By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy urged Congress today to cut taxes by $3.2 billion this year as the first step toward an eventual 18 per cent slash in the average American's tax bill. Setting forth the long-awaited details of his ambitious and controversial tax program in a 12,500-word special message, Kennedy asked that the 1963 cuts be made retroactive to Jan. 1. However, the pocketbook effect on individuals would only come if and when a new tax law was enacted and employers began withholding less tax money from paychecks. Kennedy assumes, perhaps optimistically, that this can be done by July 1. Proposed tax savings, to be parceled out over a three-year period, would go as high as 39 per cent for nearly 10 million low- income house-holders. At the upper end of the income scale, the average cut would be 9 per cent. The Kennedy program, aimed at squirting fiscal adrenalin into the economic bloodstream, woulc combine $13.6 billion of individua and corporate rate cuts with $3.' billion of revenue-raising changes in time-honored special tax bene fits. The net tax reduction thus would be $10.2 billion. And Kennedy cautioned that i any of the revenue-raising chang es were rejected or watered down by Congress, there should be cor responding adjustments in the •ate cuts so that this net reduc- ion would not be exceeded. In seeking revision of benefit >rovisions, Kennedy called for the nost sweeping overhaul of the msic tax law in more than 20 years. His proposals would affect temized deductions, oil depletion allowances, capital gains taxes, sick pay benefits and a variety of other entrenched items claim- ng strong support. Plugging for early action on :his, his top priority legislation 'or the year, Kennedy said: "Our economy is checkreined today by a war-born tax system at a time when it is far more in need of the spur than the bit." And he said his program represents the very spur needed to boost employment, put more money into circulation and, eventually, put enough revenue into the federal Treasury to balance the soaring budget. Even so, the package will face certain opposition from some Congress members who shrink from the idea of cutting taxes at a time of mounting budget deficits. In addition, the program was just as certain to rile backers ol the special tax benefits that Kennedy would repeal or revise. But all along the line, the Pres ident obviously had made an effort to more than offset the bitter with the sweet. Admiral In Over His Head Says National PTA Chief CHICAGO (AP) - The national president of the Congress of Parents and Teachers said Wednesday that Adm. Hyman G. Rickover "is submerged in waters too deep for him" when he criticizes parent - teachers associations. Adm. Rickover, father of the navy's nuclear submarine and a critic of American education said Tuesday that PTA members were "an infernal nuisance, and to stay home and take care of their husbands." In a statement issued through the PTA's national headquarters in Chicago, national president Mrs. Clifford Jenkins of Roslyn Heights, N. Y., replied: "When Admiral Rickover speaks about submarines we listen with utmost respect. However, we like him much better underwater than when he gets to drydock. His recent spray of words do no more than reveal the admiral's private prejudices." Mrs. Jenkins defended the roll of the PTA in improving school and curriculum. As for staying home and carinj for husbands, Mrs. Jenkins said "We doubt that many husband are on Admiral Rickover's side We think that most men respec their wives as human being whose assignment goes beyon the care and feeding of the male." 4. These were some of the major ems on the sweet side: Individual tax rates, now rang ing from 20 to 91 per cent, woulc cut in three steps to a new liding scale running from a low f 14 per cent to a high of 6 yer cent. The range suggested fo Would Require Seat Belt TOPEKA (AP) — Members of the Kansas House introduced 18 bills and one resolution today as the 1963 session began to pick up Protests Rezoning In South Main Area momentum. The outpouring of proposed 963 was ISVz to 84y 2 -per cent— o produce a first-year cut of $2. illion. The top corporate rate of 52 pe ent would be cut to 50 per cen n 1964 and 47 per cent in 1967 Effective this year, the 30 pe nt rate on the first $25,000 axable corporate income woul be slashed to 22 per cent. This A'ould cover the entire earnings of 450,000 small corporations. Individuals could claim a brand new minimum standard deduction of $150 each for husband and wife plus $100 for each dependent. rhese could be claimed even if hey added up to more than the present standard deduction of 10 jer cent of taxable income. Employed women, widowers and divorced men who now can deduct up to $600 a year paid for the care of children while they work could deduct $900 for the care of two children and $1,000 for three. In addition, families with working wives could earn $7,000 a year instead of the present $4,500 limit-and still claim this benefit. Then there were these propos als combining the bitter and the sweet: Most taxpayers 65 or older could subtract $300 from their annual tax bill. But they could no longer claim an additional $600 personal exemption nor the pres ent retirement income credit. The net effect would be a tax saving for most— but not all — older taxpayers. Taxes on long term capital gains, now ranging from 10 to 25 per cent, would be reduced to a new range of from 4.2 per cenl to 19.5 per cent. But to claim a long term gain, you'd have to hold a share of stock or other capital asset for a year insteac of the present six months. legislation included several major proposals, some new and some of which have made frequent appearances in previous sessions. Included were bills which would: Exempt payment of sales tax on food purchased for off-premises consumption and on prescription drugs. Require seat belts to be installed in front right and left seats of new vehicles sold in Kansas beginning with 1964 or 1965 models. Increase the maximum tax levy for 62 counties which currently are having difficulty financing the employment of two agricultural agents. Return the state to a system of exempting payment of gasoline tax on fuel used for non-highway purposes. The state now uses a system of collecting the tax on all fuel, then refunding the tax upon application by purchasers of gasoline not used on highways. Create a state milk commission to regulate the sale of dairy products and prohibit sale of such items below cost. Increase requirements for cosmetology by lengthening the period of apprenticeship and hours of training required. Dr. S. Martin Brockway, 1408 S. Main, appeared before the city commissioners last night to voice objection .to the rezoning of a 2-block area on South Main from general business classification to apartment classification. The area in question is the property along the west side of Main Street, from 13th to 15th Streets and extending west to the Santa Fe railroad right-of-way. Recently the city planning com : mission recommended that the rezoning action be taken, and the city commissioners approved the recommendation of the planning commission. An ordinance is now being prepared to bring about the change. Dr. Brockway stated that he, and other property owners of the area, feel that the change will devaluate their property. He stated that property zoned for business use has a greater poten- * * * tial value than property for apartment use. Mayor Charles Williamson stated that the city commission is desirous of bringing about orderly development of that area and all areas of Ottawa and that the city officials feel the planning commission members have acted wisely in recommending the change in that area. Mayor Williamson called attention to the following list of businesses that could be established in the area if it is left in general business classification: Auto sales rooms and lots, including repairs within a building; armories; beer gardens; billboards and advertising signs, where permitted by ordinance; billiard halls; bowling alleys; bus stations; cold storage lockers, not including dressing; dance halls; dog and cat hospitals; garages, storage; gymnasiums, commercial; newspaper publishing plants; radio and television * * * zoned broadcasting stations and tow* er; recreation buildings; restaurants; cafes; cafeterias; taverns;) night clubs; skating rinks; swim* ming pools; tourist cabin or trailer camps; wholesale sales offices and sample rooms. The mayor stated that the city planning commission members and the members of the city com* mission feel that this area, which is across the street from th« hospital, should not be zoned in a way that it is open to the above list of businesses, if the city of Ottawa is to proceed with its potential growth and expansion in an orderly manner. Dr. Brockway said the property owners of the area had presented a protest petition to the planning commission, and that many of the owners of proprety in that area had purchased the property because it was zoned for business and thereby had greater potential resale value. Study Annexation Of Southern Area Prescripttons-Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Noted OU Team Loses Member Clay Swinehart, a member of he famous Ottawa University basketball team of 1921, died Tuesday at his home in Norwich. Swinehart and all other members of the 1921 team were here n the spring of 1961 for a reun- on with their coach, A. A. Schabinger, Atlanta, Ga. He is ;he second of the group to die. 3r. Bert Potter died in Pueblo, Colo., a few months after the reunion. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy through Friday. Warmer tonight and not quite so cold Friday. Lows tonight 5 to 10 above. Highs Friday in 20s. KANSAS FORECAST - Generally fair tonight and Friday. Warmer north and west tonight and over east and south Friday. Low tonight 5 to 10 above northwest (o near 15 elsewhere. Highs Friday 20s northwest to 30s southeast. High temperature yesterday, 4; low today, 6 below zero; high year ago today, 37; low year ago today, 9; record high this date, 76 In 1850; record low this date, 6 below zero, this morning; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m -6 Dp 10 a. m -4 10 p 11 a. m ..-3 11 p Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m 1 7 p. m o • p. m -1 . .-1 o a 3 4 2 m. m. m. Midnight 1 2 3 a 4 a 5 6 a 7 a • k m. m. m. m. m. m. m. Possible annexation of additional property at the south edge of Ottawa was discussed last night at the meeting of the city commissioners. The area discussed is along Highway US59 south of town. Presenting the question to the city commissioners were two property owners of the area, Newton Brown and Everett Stark. They stated that other property owners of the area are interested in learning what should be done about coming into the city. Prompting their action, they stated, is the fact that septic tanks of the area are causing an unpleasant situation and they want sewer facilities. On suggestion from the city commissioners the property owners will discuss the matter with the city attorney to determine legal ways in which the property can be annexed, and will also talk with the planning commission. They were advised that for or derly annexation and development of Ihe area a number of matters are to be considered, including easements for streets and utilities in order that property farther away from the highway, back of their property, can be developed at some future time if property owners so desire, It was announced that Clyde Johnson and Bill Wheeler of the Ottawa police department woulc attend a traffic safety workshop at Topeka today. It also was announced tha James Grogan, commissioner of streets and public utilities, and Don Hamilton, superintendent of the water and light department, will attend an operational and management c o n ference at Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 29, 30, 31 and Feb. 1. The conference is to )e sponsored by the American Public Power Association. That Frcezy Skid Stuff KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) There's a new name for the icy glaze which has made highway travel hazardous during the current winter siege. Folks around here are calling it "freezy skid stuff." Carl Albert In Good Shape WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Carl Albert, D-Okla., came out of the Bethesda, Md., Naval hospital Wednesday after a physical checkup and reported doctors "found no heart condition and no health problem of any kind." • Albert, the House Democratic leader, was stricken while attending the funeral of Sen. Robert S. Kerr, D-Okla., Jan. 4 and spent a night in the hospital at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City. He said he believed his ailment had been a muscular contraction in his chest. Tally's Toot Didn't know Admiral Rickover still had kids in school. Two To Attend MVA Convention George Lister and Russell Crites will attend the annual convention of the Mississippi Valley Association to be held at St. Louis Feb. 3 4 and 5. Lister is president of the Missouri-Arkansas Basins Flood Control and Conservation Association, and Crites is president of the Marais des Cygnes Valley Flood Control Association. Yesterday, Lister, Crites, Mayor Charles Williamson and Lamar Phillips attended the annual meeting of the directors of District 5 of the Mississippi Valley Association at Kansas City. District 5 embraces much of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Iowa. and Crites was named by the directors yesterday to serve as chairman of the water resources committee at the convention in place of Attorney John B. Gage of Kansas City. Attorney Gage will be unable to attend because he will be in attendance at the meeting of the American Bar Association in New Orleans. At the meeting yesterday of District 5 directors annual reports were heard and the group worked on resolutions to be presented at the convention. Crites will present the resolutions. Col. Andrew P. Rollins, district engineer of the Corps of iJ. S. Army Engineers attended the meeting as a guest and gave a report on progress during the past year on river projects and plans for the coming year. Harold F. Kirkpatrick, executive vice president of the Steel Manufacturing and Warehouse Company, of Kansas City was elected council president. Vice presidents include Lister of Ottawa and John A. Adair of Atchisoa

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