The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 25, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 39 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES At ItV Worst Cold Grips South By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter's longest and worst siege of cold weather clung to much of the nation today, causing a shar prise in the death toll and threatening damage to crops in the Southland. The huge cold air mass covered, most of the country from the Rockies to the Atlantic Coast. It knifed deep into the South, where lowest temperatures of the century were recorded in some areas Thursday. There was promise of moderating temperatures in some sections of the hard-hit midcontinent. But another stream of cold air headed from Canada into northern Midwest regions. The coldest weather, with readings ranging from zero to 16 below, extended from northern Tennessee northeastward into the Northeast in the upper Mississippi Valley, northern sections of the middle Mississippi Valley and in most of the northern Plains. Temperatures, generally, were not as low as Thursday morning, but were far below normal levels in many areas. Since the outbreak of the current cold weather earlier this week at least 112 deaths have been reported from exposure, asphyxiation, over-exertion in snow, fires and in traffic accidents on ice-covered highways. The bitter cold also has forcec the closing of thousands ol schools, the shutdown of some industrial plants and a slump in business. Travel by train, plane bus and auto was disrupted. Smudge pots were started in the citrus groves of Florida after forecasters predicted possible freezing weather. However, it ap peared that the icy air would no' extend into the rich Everglades farming area in the southern par of the state. It was freezing again in north ern sections of Florida, with 22 in Tallahassee and 27 in Jackson ville. Readings were zero to 5 above in Kentucky and Tennessee and 10 to 20 in most other part of the Southeast except Florida where temperatures in the north were in the 20s and in the 40s and higher in southern sections. In the lower Rio Grande Val ley of Texas, a cloud cover was expected to give some protection for citrus trees and vegetables although temperatures from 26 t 34 were indicated. * * * NEW YORK (AP)-The counterman in a luncheonette was serv- ng hot chocolate, tea and coffee 0 customers chilled by freezing emperatures Thursday night. A patron bundled in a heavy acket and wearing a fur cap walked up to the counter and said, 1 know you'll think I'm nuts, but Jease give me a strawberry ice ream cone to go. I guess my ivife must be pregnant." Counterman Tommy Thunelius irepared the cone, handed it to he customer and suggested, "You letter rush home with it before t melts." '" ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP)-With he temperatures • around zero, a man and his wife called police, aid they were suffering from unburn and asked transportation o a hospital. The couple, Mr. and Mrs. William Ruth, told police Thursday Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffi death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Friday—0 For January—18. For 1963—18. Comparable 1962 period—30. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3093 Adv Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Just The Thing they fell asleep under a sun lamp. They said they couldn't see well enough to drive and couldn't get a taxi. They were treated at a hospital and discharged. TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)-It was 17 below zero here Thursday, but people passing a certain drugstore were seen chuckling. The reason? On the store was a sign asking, "Ain't this a relief from the heat?" DETROIT (AP)—It was so cold in Detroit Thursday that only five per cent of all the city's beer trucks made deliveries, a brewery workers spokesman said. "Icy roads are bad enough," said Ed Gruman of Local 38. "But, the beer would freeze, too," he added. The temperature dropped to a flat minus 13 degrees Thursday, the lowest in 29 years. More Cubans Free Of Fidel By JOE MCGOWAN JR. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Another 1,170 Cuban refugees, many pale rom seasickness after a night on leavy seas, found asylum today n the United States. The American freighter Shirley Lykes brought them to Port Everglades, the port of Fort Lauderdale, and to a free way of life for which they had sacrificed all their material possessions. Many were old, in poor condition, and torn by conflicting emotions. They were happy to escape from Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Communist state, but sad to leave their native land. Some of the aged and the ill who had walked aboard the ship in Cuba were taken off on stretchers on the orders of Dr. Benning Lary, Miami surgeon who rode the vessel. The Shirley Lykes brought the human cargo back in the space which had been used to deliver 7,000 tons of ransom supplies to Cuba in exchange for the Bay of Pigs captives who were released just before Christmas. A staff of Red Cross nurses had worked through the night administering to the sick, most of whom were stricken by seasickness. Because her load was light, and she rode high in the water, the freight er pitched and rolled badly in eight-foot seas. The high ratio of sickness was attributed to the emotional state of the Cubans and their lack of hot food before leaving Cuba. "This is like emerging from a dungeon into fresh air," said Felipe Latour y Bravo, one of the refugees. "There is hunger in Cuba and no freedom. We are going to start life anew in the United States." Most of the refugees were relatives of the 1,113 invasion prison ers. They were kept below decks in lose, smelly holds from the time of boarding until after the ship reached Florida. Leaving Havana harbor, they asked repeatedly to be permitted a last glance at their native country, but the requests were denied because of the possibility of dangerous overcrowding of the rails. In hold No. 1, in the bow of the ship where the voyage was roughest, former Cuban radio, television and stage personalities gave performances that helped keep the minds of the refugees off their troubles. "Life was impossible in Cuba," said Carlos de Miguel, first passenger cleared by immigration and health authorities. With him were his wife and three children, 14, 11 and 5 years old, sucking lollypops given them for taking vaccinations. De Miguel, 36, a mechanic of Palma Soriano in Oriente Province, said, "There is no freedom in Cuba." He said many Russians, both civilians and soldiers were seen daily. The Russians and Cubans don't mix much he said. One of the reasons for the continuing flight from Cuba was poignantly expressed during the boarding in Havana harbor Thursday night. "Thank God, thank God," cried an elderly woman as she fell to her knees on the freighter's deck. "No," said a member of the Cuban Red Cross standing at the top of the gangway, "Thank Fidel." Europe Still Reeling LONDON (AP)—Europe's killer winter, which already has taken more than 200 lives, showed signs of slackening its grip on parts of northern Europe. The southern fringes of the continent still reeled under storms, blizzards and intense cold that left a fresh trail of floods, wreckage and death, from the Atlantic to the Black Sea. Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Turkey Bulgaria and parts of the Soviet Union were hit as winters fury concentrated on the south'. In Denmark, West Germany and Belgium, it was a little warmer. Britain, almost totally snowbound for more than a month, expected a slight thaw within 24 hours. Britons continued to struggle with snow, ice, freezing fog, fuel shortages, cuts in electricity and gas, and thousands of burst water mains. Authorities planned a 4,000- truck coal lift during the weekend to get fuel from pitheads to areas almost out of coal. The death toll in Britain from thelepld stood unofficially at more than' 100. Yugoslavia reported 29 dead, Italy 24, West Germany 18, the Netherlands 20, Austria 6, Greece 3 and Turkey 3. Fierce storms struck the coasts of Spain and Portugal. Two Spanish ships were in difficulty in storm-swept bays of southern Spain. Those aboard the ships were reported in no immediate danger. Snow fell for the fourth straight day in parts of Italy's central Apennine Mountains. Some 300 communities are isolated. PLEASE DON'T DISTURB THEM - Ottawa firemen are ready 24 hours a day to dash out into the cold to prevent or put out a fire. But it's so much better for all if Ottawans, by being careful, leave the firemen free for whatever firemen do when there's no fire, including drinking coffee as these three are doing: from left, Don W. Jones, 314% Walnut, assistant chief; Capt. Grant Stevenson, 1231 S. Main, and Loren Triplett, 506 S. Cherry. (Herald Photo) Don't Burn House To Keep Warm Sue 'Beverly Hillbillies 9 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Beverly Hillbillies" of television are being sued for $1.25 million by four singers who claim prior rights to the name. The plaintiffs in the damage action, filed Thursday in Superior Court, are Curt Barrett, Charles Quirk, Ashley J. Dees and Aleth F. Hansen. They say they've been using the name "Beverly Hillbillies" for 30 years. Defendants are actors Buddy Ebsen, Max Baer Jr., Paul Kenning, Al Simons, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas and Bea Benaderet. In addition to damages, the singers seek an injunction that would keep the actors from making further use of the name. "We have had no trouble, but numerous fires in Kansas City and' other places are tragic examples," Gilliland said. He stressed that parents should be on the lookout for children at all time and urged them not to leave them at home unattended. The deaths of several youngsters in Kansas City should be example enough, he said. Leaving old persons unattended also can be a source of sorrow if a fire should break out, he added. A few simple precautions can preserve a good record of no home fires in Ottawa this winter, Fire Chief Harry Gilliland said today. "We were particularly lucky during this last cold snap," he said. So far this year the only home fires the department has been called to put out were caused by attempts to thaw frozen water pipes. The safest way to thaw pipes, is the use of an electrical apparatus designed for that pur- pose, or call your plumber, the chief advised. The chief gave three basic tips on cold weather fire prevention: 1. Keep everything clean; J. Be very careful with rubbish and accumulations of things in closets; 3. Check heating systems periodically and keep close watch on ventilation. Work On School Reorganization Bill Tauy's Toot There's a Jekyll and Hyde character at the Weather Bureau who keeps saying: "It was warmer today but a new cold wave. . . " Plant Closure Leaves Entire Town In Lurch T 0 P E K A (AP) - Work has started in the House Education Committee on what will likely be one of the year's most controversial bills — reorganization of Kansas school districts. The Legislature wants to come up with one to replace a 1961 law which was ruled unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court. The committee is using a bill prepared for the Legislative Council as a basis for study. "We are just getting started and there may or may not be a lot of changes before we introduce anything," Rep. John Bower, R-McLouth, said. Bower said the main difference between the proposed bill and the one which was ruled invalid is that the state superintendent of public instruction would have authority to approve or disapprove proposed unified districts. A similar pro- ision was considered and rejected by the 1961 Legislature. It is now believed that such a revision is necessary to make lie law work, Bower said. "We must delegate authority to a constitutional officer," he said. Under the bill local selection committees would choose local planning boards which would tudy local problems with advice rom the state. The local group YALE, Mich. (AP)-The 1,621 men, women and children in this eastern Michigan community depended to a large extent on 300 jobs and a $1 million yearly payroll of the town's only industry. The jobs and the payroll vanished this week. The town is gripped by fear and worry about the future. What to do about this—rather than the subzero temperatures that are the lowest in years—is the question. For the older folk, Lavern Carl, 59, put it thus: "At our age, there isn't much you can do." Mrs. Carl and her husband, 62, were employed 35 years in the Yale Woolen Mills. The mills closed'Wednesday. "We in management did a lot of soul searching before deciding we simply had to close," said Robert E. Andrea, secretary- treasurer of the firm founded in 1881. "The bottom has been dropping out of the wool and textile industry for years," Andrea said. "We kept in business against increasing odds merely to provide employment. So many depended on us we couldn't stop as long as there was any hope. Losses finally wiped that out." Andrea said the decision to close was based on changing patterns of world commerce, the trend of laws governing imports and inroads made in the wool business by synthetic fibers. But Andrea added: "We're not blaming labor, industry or the laws as such. We simply can't meet the competition in wools from countries where costs are cheaper. We have been flooded with imports." Donald Winkler, 43 father of eight and secretary-treasurer of Local 980 of the Textile Workers Union of America, was one of the 300 who lost their jobs. Winkler said his union members averaged $1.70 an hour in wages and weekly pay checks approximated $67. Yale, about 20 miles northwest of Port Huron, is beset by other problems. The State Health Department has ordered the town to build a new sewage plant at an estimated cost of $400,000. There's a $1 million bond issue for a needed new school to be voted on in April, The textile plant paid a quarter of the town taxes. The Weather C 0 U NTY FORECAST Cloudy with occasional snow, gradually accumulating one to three inches by tomorrow afternoon. Freezing drizzle will accompany the snow tonight. Highs tomorrow in the 20s. Lows tonight 15 to 20. KANSAS FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness tonight and tomorrow with occasional snow extreme north late tonight and tomorrow. Snow mixed with freezing rain or drizzle southeast and extreme east central tonight. Low tonight 10 to 20 northwest to 20 or 30 southeast. High tomorrow 15 to 20 northwest and in the 30s southeast. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Tern- peratures will average 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal normal south and 15 to 20 below north tomorrow through Wednesday* Normal low near 13 northwest, 23 southeast. Normal high in the 40s. Precipitation will range from .10 of an inch west to .40 east, occurring as snow tomorrow and Sunday. High temperature yesterday, 26; low today, 12; high year ago today, 38; low year ago today, 14; record nigh this date, 67 In 1010; record low this date, 7 below zero In 1940; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today; Milder ]\W But It Will Be Worse TOPEKA (AP)-Milder temper atures covered all of Kansas today but new cold weather with the possibility of snow and ice are predicted. Early morning lows ranged from 4 degrees at Goodland to 14 at Olathe, Hutchinson and Wichi ta, a 15-20 degree warm-up in many areas. Today's highs were predicted for the 20s in the north to lower 30s south. Predictions for tonight are 15 20 degrees in the northwest to about 30 southeast. A new cold front will reach northwest Kansas Saturday bring ing colder temperatures. From the other direction, j storm center which is intensifying over the Texas Panhandle is ex pected to bring some snow are freezing drizzle to most of the state by tonight and Saturday. The outlook for the weekend i generally cold and unpleasant. t a. 10 a. 11 a. Noon 1 P. 2 p. 3 p. < P- 6 p. « p. 7 p. • P. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 3 0 p. m. 7 10 p. m. 13 17 20 22 24 24 aa ao 30 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m. m. m. m. m, m. m. m. 18 17 16 17 18 16 15 14 12 13 li U Numbers Match When D. C. Whitaker, 336 Willow, bought his 1963 car license plate today, he thought the number was familiar. Where he had seen the number, 3583 before, was on his 1962 lag. "It just happened that way," said Mrs. Whitaker. would then make its recommendations for a specific district with definite boundaries. The proposed district then would be subject to approval of both the state superintendent and local voters. If the plan was rejected by either, the board would try again. If no plan could be agreed upon, then the state superintendent would make the decision for new districts. Oppose Federal Apportionment TOPEKA (AP)-The 25-12 Senate vote Thursday on a resolution which would prohibit federal enforcement of apportionment of state legislatures: For (25): Barr, Bowers, Davison, Forsyth Glades, Harbaugh, Harper, Heller Hodge, Hulls, Lamb Menhusen Murray Reid Rinker, Rowe, Sanborn, Schram Sebelius, Smith, Strahan, Van Sickle Voss, Ward, Wunsch. Opposed (12): Ball Bauman, Farmer, Ferguson, Howat, Joseph, Kuppinger, McDowell, Myers, Saar, Taggert, Warren. Former Ottawan To Join Embassy Staff In London Karl Shoemaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shoemaker, 847 S. Cedar, Ottawa, has accepted a position with the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He and his wife, Grace, and their son, Kent, will fly to London, England, Saturday where he will report for work Jan. 27 as assistant agricultural attache in the American Embassy for a 2- year tour of duty. Their daughter Shirley, a freshman at Kansas State Univesity will join them in London in June. Their oldest daughter, Karlyn, is home economist on the staff of the University of Maryland Extension. She is located at Annapolis. Karl was graduated from Ottawa High School in 1931, from Kansas State University, Manhattan, in 1936, and received his master of science degree there in 1948. He began his professional career as county agent at Hays in 1937. He became extension economist at Kansas State University in 1939. In 1948 he went to the University of Wisconsin as a dairy marketing economist and was promoted to full professor rank before leaving Wisconsin for Wash- ington, D. C., in 1956. The past seven years he hag been chief of the General Economics and Rural Sociology Branch of the Federal Extension Service of the Department of Agriculture. While in this position he became well acquainted with the work of the Foreign Agricultural Service by organizing seven teams of state land grant college economists to study different areas of the world. He went with three of these teams to Europe twice and to Latin America, visiting 18 different countries in the three trips. 'Sportsman's Friend 5 To Speak At Ottawa A face familiar to TV fans and among fishermen and hunters, Harold Ensley, the Sportsman's Friend, will be on hand next Wednesday for the Kansas Bankers Association's 1962 Soil Conservation Award presentation at Memorial Auditorium. Ensley will speak after Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, RFD 2, Ottawa; Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMillen, RFD 2, Wellsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton, RFD 2, Pomona, are given certificates citing them for their soil conservation efforts. The program will begin at 11 Wednesday morning with a film on soil conservation and will be followed by a luncheon in the auditorium basement. After lunch A. 0. Sigler, president of the People's State Bank of Richmond and president of the Franklin County Bankers Association will present the certificates to the three couples. Ensley, a radio and telcvsion personality for many years, was chosen to speak at this year's award program because of the wildlife interest among Franklin County people, particularly farmers. The Kansas Bankers Association began giving awards for soil conservation in 1945. With the three couples cited this year, a total of 80 Franklin County couples will have been given awards. The couples are selected by a committee of agricultural leaders comprised of Don Brown, Franklin County agricultural ex- tensnn agent; Irvin Ross, work unit conservationist of the SCS; Leslie Hunter, chairman of the board of supervisors of the coun- ty Soil Conservation District;' Russell Wray, chairman of the ASCS county committee, and Roy Herring, chairman of the Franklin County Extension Council. As many as five couples may be given the awards in each of Kansas' 105 counties. They are chosen on a 4-point basis: 1. Use of land in accordance with its capabilities; 2, Completeness of the farm plan, applied; 3. The balance of the farm plan; 4. Quality of conservation work done and maintenance of practices. Hamilton, Rice and McMillan all have most of their farm land terraced to prevent the loss of top soil. All three have sufficient waterways and all are con* tinuing to develop mon of land.

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