The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on January 26, 1963 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, January 26, 1963
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You Know The Guardsman. His Job? By DICK CRAWFORD FIREPOWER — PFC Bob Crawford (left,) Pomona, demonstrates handling of 3.5 Rocket Launcher, while PFC Lawrence Carey, Lawrence, takes position at .30— caliber machine gun. Both men belong to Ottawa unit of National Guard. Craw- ford works for service station at Pomona, and Carey is employed by Lawrence Country Club. (Herald Photos). MOTOR CHECK — SFC Ewing Fritts, full time National Guard .mechanic, keeps close check on all vehicles for Ottawa unit. Fritts lives at RFD 1, Ottawa. CONFERENCE — Chief Warrant Officer John Humerickhouse, 919 W. 6th, and Capt. David Johnson, 409 E. 15th, discuss unit activities at National Guard armory. Humerickhouse is full time guardsman. Johnson is commander of the local unit and as civilian is chief investigator for state attorney general. Ann Landers Swapping Steadies Is Not So Simple Ann Dear Ann Landers: My girl friend and I are both 16. She goes with a fellow named Tom. I go with Jerry. They are both nice guys, but they have completely opposite personalites. Tom is quiet and reserved and Jerry is the life of the party and full of jokes. We got to talking seriously about our f e 1- lows the other night and it turns out that I admire Tom and she goes for Jerry. I'm fed up on Jerry's jokes and she is bored with Tom's quietness. We would like to trade. This thought has crossed my mind before but I never had the nerve to mention it. Now that I know she feels the same way, how do you think we should go about it?-FAIR EXCHANGE Dear Fair: You can't just trade steadies as if they were stuffed monkeys. Since both of you obviously are dissatisfied with your boy friends why not simply break up the steady arrangement (which is for the birds anyway). With a little luck Tom may come your way and Jerry may go hers. Dear Ann Landers: I was disturbed by the letter signed, "London Observer." He made the statement that English and European children show more respect for adults than American children The expression he used was "less cheeky," I've had experience with both groups and it is my belief that while English and European children may seem better behaved it is a-hypocritical type of beha- vior which does not reflect their true feelings. They are more terrified than respectful. American children communicate more easily with adults. They are not stifled by an atmosphere of rigid authority. They feel free to be frank and outspoken which is a healthier climate for an adolescent. The "beautifully mannered" children often seethe under neath with hostility. Their problems come later. — NICHOLAS J. P. Dear Nickey: I agree that "respect" rooted in fear may be flattering to the adult but can | be damaging to the child. Children should not be terrified of their parents. But neither should parents be terrified of their children. I believe in a give and take relationship, but the parents shouldn't take too much- guff, that is. Dear Ann Landers: I started to date Joyce in my freshman year of college. We were inseparable for two and a half years. As you can imagine, we became too intimate for our own good and on three separate occasions I thought we would have to get married. I was willing to do the decent thing but she said she'd marry me only if it was absolutely necessary because her freedom meant too much. One day Joyce handed my fraternity pin back to me and said, "I've lost interest. Goodbye and good luck." I was deeply hurt. I haven't seen her since No vember and have healed nicely, thank you. I'm dating several nice gals and am not involved with anyone. Yesterday Joyce phoned and said she misses me and wants to get married at once. The tone The work, training and background of the Ottawa National Guard unit probably isn't as well known as the Guardsmen who have served Ottawa and Franklin County in years past and in recent times. The men of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, First Rocket - Howitzer Battalion of the 127th Artillery, were on duty here in the flood years of 1951 and 1961. They assisted with "tornado duty" in May, 1957, and helped the health department during the 1952 outbreak of anthrax. In the time of floods and in the year of the tornado, the Guard evacuated families, directed traffic and aided law enforcement agencies with patrols to prevent looting. The Guard also helped enforce the state of martial law that was declared in this area in the 1951 flood disaster. The present unit was on ganized on May 24, 1948, sue- cceding old Battery B, Field Artillery. Battery B was among the Kansas units called to duty in World War II. Today's unit, like its forerunner, is a proud outfit that last month merited an excellent rating for training, maintenance and supply in the annual general in- section of the 5th Army. The unit now is in the midst of a recruiting program in spite of some apprehensions about its future under the Defense Department's reorganization plan. The department has announced plans all-out reorganization that will reduce the Kansas-Missouri 35th Division to a brigade. This probably will have certain effects on this battery, but those effecl still are unknown here. Under the federal plans, all units are supposed to know where they stand before next summer's 15- day actove training period. Headquarters battery now has a personnel force comprised of six officers, three warrant officers and 71 enlisted men. Capt. Da vid Johnson, 409 E. 15th, is the commanding officer. The guardsmen meet every Monday night at the Armory on West 17th for training in automotive maintenance, administra tion, supply, cooking, radio, wire survey, the ammunition section and as foreward observers. Each summer the organization spends 15 days oh active duty for train ing. Outside, of the weekly drills he Guardsmen go about their aily work as does any other civi- ian. In time of national emer- ;ency or disaster they are sub- ect to call by the president. They Iso are subject to an active duty call at the will of the governor. for these reasons they often are eferred to as citizens soldiers. A prospective new member of he National Guard is first given an Armed Forces qualifications est and physical examination be- ore he is sworn in as a soldier. If he passes these tests, le is sent on a 6-month tour of active duty at a regular Army post. The first eight weeks are con- ined to basic training, after which the new Guardsman is trained in a specialty or a service school, f there are any openings in a special program in the home unit, he will train in a speciality school. After the 6-month program ii completed the new soldier returns home and begins his weekly drills. in the Kansas National Guard, qualified men may apply for officers candidate school. The Guardsman, if accepted for OCS, attends one weekend drill each month in Topeka for one year. He also attends two summer camps in that time. If he is successful in OCS, he is given the proper documents stating hit qualifications and is commissioned when an opening for an officer arises in a unit. All this is part of Guardsman life. According to officers in the local unit, a Guardsman advances with training in knowledge and in rank. As a citizen he is better equipped to serve his neighbors and his country. Says TV Unkind To A Soprano By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP)-"Soft, sexy, rturry voices make a marvelous sound for electronics," said Phyllis Curtin, almost sadly. "But a well-trained, full soprano voice with a good ping on it is an engineer's problem." And Miss Curtin, all music lovers well know, is possessed of a well - trained, full soprano voice with a good ping on it. And she is certain that it has never really been heard by the television audience. "It is the problem of the receivers in the sets at home," she said. "Many musical programs make every effort to reproduce sound well, and when we hear our efforts played on the studio's machines, they sound great. But the receivers at home—most of them—just can't handle those sounds in the high frequencies." Virtuoso singers are confronted with another problem when they move from the stage to positions in front of television cameras, she continued. "The cameras have a tendancy to focus on the faces of singers- it is intimate medium and that is logical," she explained. "But singing is not easy. It is physical work, and there are times in singing when the face cannot be beautiful and restful. There are times when the singer's face can not bear a close-up. So the producers must learn to be infinitely careful about the way they handle the camera work." Phyllis Curtin, incidentally, has a big television Sunday coming up. She will be seen twice on the next Sabbeth—in the after noon on NBC's repeat performance of the NBC Opera Company's "The Love of Three Kings" by Mon- temezzi in which she sings the Fiora part. That night she will appear—live—on ABC's "Voice of Firestone." NBC had acamera crew with Benny Goodman and his band last summer in the cultural exchange with the Soviet Union that brought us the Bolshoi Ballet. From Moscow to Samarkand, the crowds flocked to see and hear American Jazz. Some remained stony faced, some were enthusiastic. Thursday night's "World of Benny Goodman" was primarily a report of that Soviet tour. It was an interesting program even if the title was misleading. The show skipped perfunctorily through his brilliant career and merely sketched his home life, ing: QUARTER OF CENTURY SERIES — Getting together for another round in pinochle series that has been going on for 25 years are (from left, clockwise:) Fred Larkin, Mrs. Karl Hugos, Mrs. Joe Peterka, Karl Hugos, Mrs. Fred Larkin and Joe Peterka. They are playing in Peterka home. Their Pinochle Series Has Lasted 25 Years By Bill TRELOGGEN The Manhattan Mercury Written for The Associated Press MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Three Manhattan couples are laying claim to the world's record for playing pinochle together the longest. They have been meeting at least two nights a month for the past 25 years. "Not only do we claim the world's record, but we intend to keep ahead of others," says 69- year-old Joe Peterka, youngest of the men. "We have just got started playing and we plan to play together for another 25 years." In the 25-year series in which the men play against the women for at least three games an ev- ning the card players figure the score is about even. "The men usually are more daring about bidding up the bid, but we have gone set more often than the women," commented Peterka. When the women bid it up they usually have the cards to back up their bid," added Karl Hugos, senior member of the group at 71. "Up to about two years ago we played every week," said 70- year-old Fred Larkin. "There would be a few weekends one of the couples couldn't play but we tried to play every week. Now we have cut the playing nights some, playing only every other Sunday night." Starting in 1938 the three couples began playing pinochle and never in all the years have they thought of changing the game to another of the passing popular card fads. School activities and the American Legion baseball in which their children participated brought the three together. The games are rotated among the homes of the three couples. They meet at 6 p.m. for dessert before starting to play at 7 p.m. The games usually last until 10. 1 NOTICE of urgency in her voice suggested she might be in a tough spot. I feel an obligation to Joyce because I was her first serious boy friend, but I have no desire to marry her. Am I a heel?—LOOSE HANGER Dear Loose: If you haven't seen Joyce since November the "tough spot" she may be in has nothing to do with you. Consider yourself lucky to have unwound from this girl and let this be a lesson to you — as well as to others. Confidential to TONS OF TROUBLE: Some people who have tons of trouble grow wings and fly above it. Others get crutches and join the ranks of the crippled. You can take your choice. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclosing a stamped, self- addressed envelope. Effective February 1, 1963, the deadline for display advertising copy submitted to the Of- tawa Herald will be advanced to 5 p.m. two (2) days prior to publication The classified deadline will be advanced to 5 p.m. the day before publication except for minor changes, correction and advertisements no longer than five lines. Deadlines for these ads and changes shall be 9:30 a.m. the day of publication. This move of deadlines is necessitated to meet rising composition costs, to maintain our standards and to avoid a raise in advertising rates Your cooperation in these changes will be sincerely appreciated. OTTAWA HERALD

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