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Blonde Ariane Tebbenjohanns, 33, who says she wants to marry Sheppard, was to drive here from Cleveland with attorney F. Lee Bailey. Bailey has represented Sheppard, 39, in other recent attempts to free him from the Marion correctional institution where he is serving a life term for the 1954 bludgeon killing of his pregnant wife, Marilyn. "Sam didn't do it. He's just taking the blame for someone else," Mrs. Tebbenjohanns said Monday night in Cleveland. She has been staying there at the home of Sheppard's brother, Dr. Stephen Sheppard, since arriving in this country three weeks ago. Mrs. Tebbenjohanns, mother of a 9-year-old daughter, said she has been writing Sheppard since 1960. The hearing today involved a petition to have Sheppard's life sentence commuted, which would make him eligibe for immediate parole. Otherwise, he will not be eligible until June 30, 1965. William J. Ensign, executive secretary of the Ohio Pardon and Parole Commission, said Sheppard would not attend the meeting. Kennedy Farm Message Soon WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy told Democratic congressional leaders today he expects to send a farm message to Congress this week. Speaker John W. McCormack of Massachusetts said the date for the farm message is not yet definite, but that Thursday is the most probable date. WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy sent to Congress today a 24-point program of federal aid to education, and asked for $1.2 billion to get it started. As before, his proposals made no provision for direct aid to private or parochial schools. Included in the omnibus measure are 13 new programs and 11 existing programs to be extended and expanded. They include a complex system of grants for public elementary and secondary education, work projects for college students, expanded student loans, and loans and grants to help public and private colleges alike to meet the surge of new enrollments. The President placed no price tag on his total package, which he said would "phase out federal aid over a four-year period." But he told Congress, "It is clearly realistic in terms of its cost—and it is clearly essential to the growth and security of this nation." Highlights of the far-ranging proposals: A four-year program to provide $1.5 billion to the states for selective improvement of public elementary and secondary education. Part of the money would have to be spent for such special projects as upgrading slum area schools, remedial reading, programs for the gifted, and the like. The balance could be used to build badly needed classrooms or raise teachers' salaries, or both, but only after the state had drawn up and publicized a priority list of needs. A system of allotments would pro- vide more money to the most needy states. A three-year program to provide $1 billion in federal loans to public and private non-profit colleges and universities alike for the construction of academic facil. ities. Expansion of the government's student loan program from the present limit of $90 million to $135 million in fiscal 1964. The forgiveness of up to 50 per cent of the loan, now limited to public elementary and secondary teachers, would be extended to college and university teachers, and to teachers in private non-profit elementary and secondary schools. A federal guarantee of loans made to college students by banks, up to $150 million over a three-year period. Students in both public and private institutions of higher education would be eligible. A three-year program to pay 50 per cent of the wages to needy students for campus employment of an educational nature (grading papers, working in libraries or laboratories), up.to 15 hours per week. All college students eligible. Cost $22.8 million in fiscal 1964, starting next July 1. A three-year program of federal grants to the states for construction of public community junior colleges. Cost: $50 million in fiscal 1964. Three-year programs of matching grants to both public and private colleges for training technicians in science, engineering and medicine, building and supplying libraries, and expansion of graduate schools. Cost in fiscal 1964 technician training $20 million, libraries $40.25 million, graduate schools $40.2 million .> Extension for four years of the present program of aid to federally impacted areas at the current rate of $300 million-$400 million a year. The graduate fellowship program of the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) to be increased from 1,500 annually to 10,000 annually for the next three years, plus 2,000 additional summer session fellowships. Lawrence FFA Tops In Speech EMPORIA, Kan. (AP)-A Future Farmers of America district, public speaking contest was won Monday by the Lawrence High School team. Individual winners were Marvin Creager of La Cygne, senior division; Norman Beegley, Lawrence, llth grade; Jerry Glidewell, Highland Park, 10th grade; and Norvel Spellman, Lebo, 9th grade. Among the seniors, Creager was followed by Jack Traylor of Emporia, Mike Berry of Highland Park and Craig Ridenour of Council Grove. All four will compete in the state FFA contest at Manhattan in May. Following Lawrence in the team division were Council Grove, Highland Park and Emporia. Contestants represented 16 east- central Kansas schools. Area River Observers Honored Weather observers in the Mar ais des Cygnes Valley complet ing 20 years of service within th past year have been presentee emblems by Richard A. Garrett meteorologist in charge of tin Weather Bureau, Topeka. The service emblems are pin with an inscription denoting 2 years of service to the Unitec States government. Presentation of the emblems was made at the homes of the respective observers Receiving 20-year service emblems were Lucy Windett, rainfall observer, Quenemo; Mrs. Haze Pruett, river observer, Pomona and Mrs. Ruth Robie, river anc rainfall observer, LaCygne. The Weather Bureau has abou 350 observing stations in th State of Kansas. Garrett said tha river state and rainfall report from citizen observers such Miss Windett, Mrs. Pruett i..._ Mrs. Robie and some 20 others in the Marais des Cygne basin pro vide the basic information for the flood warning service for the val ley. The observations are computed and published and become a par of the permanent weather rec ords of the area. Passengers Land Plane After Death Of The Pilot CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP)-The pilot of a small plane died at the controls Monday but one of three passengers, none a pilot, guided the plane to a safe landing. "All I did was steer the thing and follow instructions," said Lester Peterson, 38, assistant project manager for the American Bridge Co. "He did a real beautiful job," said Lou Domenico, a flight instructor who directed the landing from the Cheyenne control tower. "He kept his head." Pilot Edgar R. Van Keuren, 56, Rapid City, S.D., slumped over the wheel as the single-engine plane started to land at a missile construction site 45 miles northeast of here. "It looked like he was falling asleep," said Peterson, who was sitting in the copilot's seat." So I shook him and he keeled over. That's when we found out we were in trouble." Peterson took the controls and climbed to 7,000 feet while his companions, engineers Lester Laun and John Pawlack, experi- mented with the radio and throttle. The plane touched down at 132 miles an hour, about 22 miles an hour faster than normal. It bounced hard, spreading the landing gear. Another bounce blew a tire. The propeller dug into the ground and spun the plane around but it did not overturn. All three passengers live in Cheyenne. Peterson formerly lived in Union City, N.J. Lan is from Elkhart Lake, Wis., ad Pawlack is from Fairoaks, Pa. Hears With Electronic "Ear 59 By RALPH DIGHTON Associated Press Science Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Last Nov. 27 an electronic "ear" was surgically implanted in the skull of a 46-year-old woman who had been deaf from birth. Today Mrs. X can hear. She can distinguish words and is learning to associate them with speech sounds she long ago was trained to make but which she could not hear. The success 'of the "ear" has encouraged the electronics specialist who made it to start plan* ning artificial "eyes," like tiny television sets, and electronic cir- cuitry to replace polio-damaged nerves. The specialist is James Doyle, 35, president of General Data Corp., of suburban Orange, which supplies electronics for missile and space research. The neurosurgeon who implanted the electronic "ear" is his brother, Dr. John B. Doyle Jr. of the University of Southern California Medical School. Dr. Doyle gave a report on the operation at meeting of the American Medical'Association. The device in Mrs. X's skull measures 1% x IVi x ft inches and weighs about two ounces. James Doyle said the next model would be much thinner and could be implanted under the skin. It would not have to be recessed into the skull. Mrs. X's "tin ear" carries only one channel of signals from a lapel microphone to her eighth, or auditory, nerve, but this enables her to tell one word from another. The next model, Doyle said, will have at least four channels, enabling the patient to hear a wider variety and volume of sounds, with less distortion, Ev- ventually he hopes to perfect models with 20 to 30 channels and thus approximate normal sound reproduction. The cost of the next model: about $1,000, exclusive of medical fees. "So far Mrs. X has had no infection, no pain and no headaches," Doyle said. "She can tell speech from music, even say whether the speaker is a man or a woman. And most important of all, she is very happy." In many cases of deafness Doyle said, the auditory nerve is normal. Accident or illness has damaged the ear drum or the tiny bones that conduct its vibrations to a fluid - filled organ called the cochlea. So long as the cochlea, or semicircular canal, is undamaged and the auditory nerve is normal, he said, the electronic device will work. Today State's Birthday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansa was 102 years old today. But like many another elderlj lady, she was taking it in stride quietly. There was no particular fan fare except for the traditiona Kansas Day meetings in Topeka Only brief sessions of the Leg islature were planned as mem bers took off for the other ac tivities. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness through Wednesday. Colder tonight. Oc casional snow likely, developing tonight or Wednesday. Low tonight 5 to 10 above. High Wednesday 15 to 20. K ANSAS FORECAST Cloudy through Wednesday with snow over entire state tonight and Wednesday, probably mix< ed with some freezing rain or drizzle southeast tonight. Two or three inches of new snow likely most of state by Wednesday afternoon.. Colder central and northeast tonight and southeast Wednesday. Low tonight zero to 5 above northwest to 208 southeast. High Wednesday near 5 above northwest to 20 southeast. High temperature yesterday, 28; lo today, 13; high year ago today, 53; low year ago today, 30; record high thl date, 68 In 1911; record low this date 16 below zero In 1018; hourly tempera lures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today 9 a. m. 10 a. m 17 10 p ..10 Dp 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. .25 26 28 27 27 , 25 22 , ao .20 11 p .22 Midnight 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 a 6 a 7 a m. m. .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 • •*• •• •* OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1963 VOL. 67 NO. 42 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Robert Frost Is Dead But His Poetry Lives BOSTON (AP)-Robert Frost, dean of American poets, died ear- y today at the age of 88. He was pronounced dead at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at 1:50 a.m. after two operations, a icart attack and three separate Dlood clots in his lungs since Dec. 3. The four-time Pulitzer Prize winner had been making what doctors called a remarkable recovery until his general condition began deteriorating in the past 48 lours. Fame came late to the one-time mill worker, New Hampshire Farmer and teacher. He b'ved in comparative obscurity until he was nearly 40. Two years ago—at the age of 86—he was invited by President Kennedy to read a poem at his inauguration. With a January wind tousling his thatch of white hair and a strong sun blinding him, Frost discarded the script he could nol read and recited from memory a poem he had written 20 years earlier, "The Gift Outright." Earlier, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had appointed Frost consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress. On his 88th birthday last March 26 , President Kennedy presented Frost a medal voted by Congress. Fellow, poet Carl Sandburg praised Frost as "not merely a great poet, but also a beloved person," and said his work will be "around for a long time." Others had similar high praise for Frost and his works. Not since the era of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had an American poet won such universal acclaim. The man who had been left fatherless at 11, worked at odd jobs, and studied a few months at Dartmouth College, found himself in later life an idol of literati, a favorite on college campuses across the nation. More than a score of colleges and universities gave him honorary degrees. If Frost conformed to anything, it was to the admonition of a British Poet, Rudyard Kipling: to' .. talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings, nor lose the common touch." Frost seemed to embody the traditional New England spirit- yet his poetry was never regional in appeal. Like his own background, it extended far beyond the Northeast. He was born in San Francisco of a New England father and a Scottish mother. His father's antecedents were Scotch and English. And because he sympathized with the South, he named his son Robert Lee. Although Robert Frost, in his later years, chose New England as his principal place of residence, it was in England that his poetry first won important attention. He had gone to Britain, where the cost of living was lower, after giving up attempts to farm and teach school in New England. Beginning with "A Boy's Will 1 published in 1913, and "North of Boston" a year later, Frost authored numerous volumes of verse during more than half a century. He married his high school classmate, Elinor M. White in 1895, after her graduation from college. Six children were born to them, of whom he outlived four. Mrs. Frost died in 1938. Players Meeting To Be Thursday Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc., is expected to select its spring show at a meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Youth Center. Mrs. Sylvia Fogle, president, said reports on the fall show, "Bells Are Ringing," also will be given. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, Mrs. Fogle said. Tally's Toot And could Ottawa have about $1,680,000 of that, Mr. President? ROBERT FROST Conversation Luncheon Wednesdav Three Franklin County farm couples will be honored by the Kansas Bankers Association tomorrow for their contribution to soil conservation in 1962. A luncheon will be at noon to* morrow in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton, RFD 2, Pomona; Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, RFD 2, Ottawa, and Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMillen, RFD 2, Wellsville. ...... Following the luncheon in the basement of Memorial Auditorium, A. 0. Sigler, president of the Peoples State Bank, Richmond, will present awards to the couples. Harold Ensley, tha Sportsman's Friend, will speak after the presentation. The meeting will begin at 11 tomorrow morning with a film on soil conservation. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-30U Adv. INTERNATIONAL TRADE TALK - Rudolf Hauscr (left), Zurich, Switzerland, points to brochure printed by Bucher Maschinenfabrik, hydraulic components firm he represents. R. M. (Andy) Anrig, 1304 Maple, vice president of Topeka Hiway Mower, Inc., looks on. Hauser is in United States making trade contacts for his firm in Griessen, Germany. (Herald Photo) Ottawa Company Interested In Swiss Factory Product Rudolf Hauser, Zurich, Switzerland, a representative of the Bucher Maschinenfabrik, a hy- drolic components firm in Griessen, Germany, visited here yesterday with Douglas Gleason and R. M. (Andy) Anrig, president and vice president of the Topeka Hiway Mower Company. Hauser came to the United States about three weeks ago to dicuss trade with several American firms. His company manufactures a small farm mower that is of interest to the local firm. The Topeka Hiway Mower firm is presently in the process of moving its operations from Topeka to Ottawa. The firm will be located on Wilson street and should be completely moved for local operation about Feb. 1. The company offices were moved to Ottawa on Jan. 19. The firm employs about 25 persons. Hauser visited the U.S. in 1959 as part of an international air cadet exchange. He was serving in the Swiss armed forces at the time. Hauser said he spent about three weeks in this country in 1959, but was unable to take a good look at the country. He said he was particularly impressed with the large American rural areas and big farms. The flatness of the midwest is almost incredible, Hauser said. In Switzerland large farms and such areas are not seen. American hospitality was the one thing that impressed the Swiss visitor most of all. He said he received friendly welcomes everywhere he went in this country, He expressed his appreciation for that. Hauser will return home on Feb. 2.
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