The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 1, 1963 · Page 1
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"•1 '4 OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 45 OTTAWA. KANSAS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1963 TEN PAGES VALENTINE GIRL - Kay Barr, 17-jear-oW Ottawa High senior, folds herself inside lacy heart to form a pretty valentine. The Herald's February Calendar Girl, Kay is a member of Ottawa High Drill Team; Dramatics Club and Girls Athletic Asso- ciation. She has role of Sharon in "Finian's Rainbow", operetta to be staged by OHS music and drama departments. Kay is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barr. (Herald Photo) JFK Orders Nuclear Test Shots Resumed A Breakdown In Treaty Talk Prompts Decision WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy is ordering resumption of preparations for a new underground nuclear test shot in Nevada following breakdown of talks with Russia on a test-ban treaty. Secretary of State Dean Rusk told a news conference today that the President's decision was taken after Soviet representatives gave notice in New York Thursday that they wanted to call off further test-ban discussions until the reopening of the disarmament conference at Geneva Feb. 12. Rusk also made two other major points at his first meeting with reporters since before Christmas: 1. The United States "regrets" any offense it may have given Canada by its statement Wednesday on Canada's nuclear weapons policy. But the statement was required, Rusk insisted, because of public debate at Ottawa of issues in secret discussions between the two countries. 2. If Soviet troops "dig in" in Cuba instead of pulling out, the United States will have to consider carefully whether to apply President Kennedy's warning that a prolonged Russian military presence in Cuba would not be tolerated. The meaning of Rusk's comment on this point was obscure, but he did say that there can be no misunderstanding on the part of the Russians that the United States wants their 17,000 troops pulled out of Cuba. Rusk's statement on the sudden strain in relations with Canada had the ring of an apology coupled with insistence that the U.S. statement was necessary whether the Canadians liked it or not. "Without notice to us," Rusk said, "there was disclosure of confidential exchanges between our two governments." He also argued that issues had been confused by the debate, and said, "It became clear we would have to give our views." Never- hetless, he said, "We regret it if any words of ours have been so phrased as to give offense." Rusk refused to speculate publicly on the motives for the Soviet decision to break off the nu clear test ban talks, or on whether Soviet Premier Khrushchev was prompted in taking this step by the split between French Pres ident Charles de Gaulle and the other Western allies. The simplest adequate explanation, he said, is .that the Soviets really btliev* that an elaborate disarmament inspection system is unnecessary, and that their offer of two or three on-site inspections represented a real concession to the United States. Rusk made what amounted to a new plea for East-West agreement on a test ban as a firsl step toward disarmament; but despite his emphasis on continuing hopes for progress, he conceded that the talks, of the pasl three weeks got nowhere. Furthermore, he said, the Unit ed States did not even know unti Thursday's meeting in New York that the Soviets intended to break off the discussions. Rusk refused, as far as was possible, to be drawn into a dis cussion of the De Gaulle split Britain's exclusion from the Com mon Market, and related developments. He said the West now has a moment of pause on some aspects of its move toward greater unity but he declared that the unity will go forward eventually because the harsh realities of an tagonism between the Western powers and the Soviet Union remain. The most he would say regard ing events that have producec worldwide sensation and a deep sense of shock in the North At lantic Treaty Organization was DEAN RUSK that De Gaulle has brought abou a moment of pause and reconsid eration. Asked if Khrushchev migh have been influenced in his nu clear test ban rupture by some hope of exploiting differences in the West, Rusk said he did no want to try to read what was in the Soviet mind. But he said he did not believe that, on underly ing security matters, there is a split in the Western Alliance tha can be exploited by the Sovie Union. Tally's Toot Whether we're sounding off at the conference table or in the desert there's always some falling out from this nuclear test thing. "Good People" Prevent Fires Not Telling Me Anything KANSAS CITY (AP)-The Jan uary just past was the coldes one in 23 years in this area. The average temperature wa 9.8 degrees, nearly 11 degrees jelow normal: It was the coldes since January 1940 when the tern jerature averaged 12.8 degrees There were only seven clear days, but the month was a dry one. Only .59 of an inch of precipitation was recorded. 115 Dead After Planes Crash On Busy Street A Collision In Air Over Turkish City ANKARA Turkey (AP)—Two planes collided over Ankara today and crashed in flames in the teeming main square of this Turkish capital. Police estimated L15 persons, most of them on the ground, were killed, the It appeared to be the worst such disaster since Dec. 16, 1960, when two commercial planes collided over New York City. That crash killed 134 persons, including six in a Brooklyn street. Burning wreckage showered pedestrians and stores lining LJlus Square—the Times Square of Ankara. The passenger craft was a Middle East Airlines four-engine Viscount heading for Ankara from Nicosia, Cyprus, with 15 aboard. It was in collision with a Turkish air force C47 Dakota only minutes from Ankara's big, modern airport northeast of the capi fed. Virtually all of Ankara's ambulances and fire-fighting equipment was dispatched to the scene. Radio Ankara broadcast appeals for donors of blood. Doctors were summoned to hospitals. Ulus Square is the center of the old city of Ankara. Ulus means "nation." A huge statue oi Kemal Ataturk—father of modern Turkey, who established Ankara as the capital—is on one side. Stores, restaurants and other business places occupy the other three sides. The city's two main street in> ersect at the square. The MEA flight had originate* in Beirut with one stop at Nicosia before heading for Ankara. The pilot was identified tentatively as a Mr. Stillwell, nationality unknown. MEA is owned by private interests in the Middle East, with leadquarters at Beirut. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—0. For January—20. For February—0. For 1963-20. Comparable 1962 period—35. January Gone; Good Riddance The month of January, just ended, gave Ottawa nine days on which the temperature dropped to zero or below. Also during the month there were 19 days on which the mercury did not climb above freezing- Lowest mark reached at the official weather station of 'John P. Kelsey was 8 below zero. This mark was recorded twice, on Jan. 12 and Jan. 13. Lowest maximum temperature of the month was 8 degrees on Jan. 12. That's as high as the mercury managed to climb during the day. There were three days when the mercury failed to make it up to 10 degrees above zero. Precipitation during the month amounted to .82 of an inch. The snow that is still on the ground today fell on Jan. 11. Just three days before the snow, on Jan. 8, the temperature reached 63 degrees. Anderson Criticizes School Aid System Is Ready TOPEKA (AP)-The Education committee of the Kansas Senate voted today to introduce a bill to bring Wichita University into the state system of higher education. Committee approval came on a with no dissent al- all committee mem- voice vote though not bers voted. The committee amended the proposed bill to provide authority for the Board of Regents to make a budget and to make contracts with faculty members prior to the July 1, 1964 date set for the state to take over the school. "You know, we have some good people around here," said Ottawa Fire Chief Harry Gilliland as he presented a January fire report to The Herald. The city's remarkable record for the month only four fires and only $140 damage, prompted the statement. One reads everyday about tragic life and property losses elsewhere as people try to warm their homes in the bitter cold. But Ottawa'* January record shows an $100 fire caused by a dropping cigarette, $20 f i r e caused by a shorted neon sign, $20 fire caused by an overheated flue and a no-damage fire set by someone thawing out water pipes. The department answered two "still" alarms involving auto mishaps. A leaky fuel pump and carburetor backfire caused $15 damage. The firemen were called twice to get cats out of trees and once to check on a smoking TV set The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Cloudy to partly cloudy and mild most of tonight; increasing northerly winds and cloudy skies and colder weather late tonight and tomorrow. Lows tonight around 30. High tomorrow in 30s. KANSAS FORECAST - Partly cloudy skies and warmer with strong southwest winds tonight, turning sharply colder with winds shifting to strong northerly late tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight 30 to 40. High tomorrow in the 30s north and 40s south. FIVE DAY OUTLOOK-Temp. eratures tomorrow through Wed' nesday will average 4 to 6 degrees above normal extreme east and 10 to 12 degrees above normal in the west. Mild tomorrow and Sunday, turning colder Monday or Tuesday. Normal high 40 to 45. Normal lows 10 to 15 west and 20 to 25 east. High temperature yesterday, 29; low today, 29; high year ago today, 35; low year ago today, 33; record high this date, 76 In 1911; record low this date, 11 below zero in 1918; hourly temperatures, U hours ending 8 a.m., to• a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. a p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 8 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • f. m. 10 13 16 19 21 23 26 28 28 25 2« M 26 28 9 p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m. Midnight 29 1 a. m 29 2 a. m 30 3 a, m. 4 a. m 29 & a. m 29 6 a. m 30 T a, m 32 • *. m M "Inconsistent, Inadequate And Sometimes Unfair" WICHITA (AP) — Gov. John Anderson today sharply criticized the present system of state aid to schools, describing it as hodgepodge, inconsistent and sometimes unfair. He called for adoption of the proposed foundation plan for school financing and for other GOV. JOHN ANDERSON Blown From Home But Rescues Tots changes in the state education system. "Our problem may be divided nto three general categ cries: irst,,a fair and equitable distri- )ution of financial support for schools with a concurrent relief o the property taxpayer; second, steps to achieve more efficient use of that finance, such as school unification; and finally additional financing applied in such a way RICHMOND, Mo. (AP) - An explosion blew a young mother out of her trailer home Thursday night but she dashed back through flames to rescue her baby. Ten minutes later a second blast blew the roof off a nearby home. Cause of the blasts was being sought by firemen today. Mrs. James Watkins, 23, had burns and a cut on the head. Her baby, 7-week-old Timothy, was burned on the head, feet and back. A neighbor, Mrs. Earl Libeer, 23, was cut on the head by flying glass. "I was sitting in the front room of the trailer when I heard the explosion and saw the back of the trailer being blown out," Mrs. Watkins said. "The next thing I knew I was blown out the front end. I landed " Breath Of Spring" For Spring "Breath of Spring," a laugh filled British comedy by Peter Coke, appropriately has been chosen as the spring production by Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc. The 3-act play will be presented in Memorial Auditorium on the nights of March 28, 29 and 30, said Mrs. Sylvia Fogle, Players president. The choice was made at a meeting last night. The play has a cast of eight, five women and three men. Mrs. Fogle said tryouts will be on Thursday night, Feb. 7, from 6:30 to 10:30, at the Youth Center. Mrs. Ruth Kirven will be director; Mrs. Marlene Kraft, assistant director, and Mrs. Helen Pickens, producer. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv, on my feet about 15 feet from the trailer." It was beginning to burn so I rushed in and grabbed the baby from his crib, which was on fire." The next blast was in the Norman Clevenger home, two doors south of the trailer. The Clevengers were out watching the trailer fire and weren't hurt when their roof was blown off. The Jack Evans home, between the trailer house, had and the Clevenger windows and dishes broken. The explosions jolted houses in a half-mile radius. Mrs. Watkins and her son were treated at a hospital. Her husband, a sheet metal worker, wasn't at home. The trailer used bottled gas for cooking and fuel oil for heating. The Clevenger home and other houses in the area use natural gas. as to state's said. insure and improve our educational effort," he Anderson's remarks were in a speech prepared for delivery at the 45th annual Kansas Council of Administration meeting. The governor took issue with state aid, declared that Kansas is paying its teachers less than the national average salary urged school consolidation and a state educational television prog ram and called for improvement of the junior colleges. Saying that the foundation program for schools would guarantee each pupil in the state a substantially equal education chance, Anderson said: "Our present formulas for the distribution of state aid do not do this. They are a hodge-podge of inconsistent, inadequate and, in some case, unfair formulas." In some case, he said, present formulas actually discourage uni fication "and thus perpetuate in efficiency." "Under the foundation plan il is possible to integrate the var ious finance programs; to use state aid to encourage more effective school district organization and to encourage certain minimum quality improvements in the schools; to use state aid to compensate for some of the inequalities in property taxation and to use additional funds from state collected taxes to mitigate high local property tax levies." On junior colleges, he commented: "It is recommended that a detailed review and consideration of the programs of our junior colleges be made by the Legislature to the end that the role of junior colleges in the Kansas higher education system may be developed and broadened." Plan Farm Management Meetings A series of four classes on farm management will be held in the next four weeks, Don Brown, Franklin County Agricultural Extension agents, said. The classes will begin Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. and will be conducted by Wilton Thomas. Farm Management specialist, Manhattan, Miss Rosemary Crist, home economics agent and Brown. Other classes will be held on Feb. 12, Feb. 20 and March 1. All classes will be at the Masonic Temple. Everyone interested is invited to attend. School Attendance Up In Season Of Illnesses Ottawa students either are healtheir than most, or Ottawa must be a healthier place to live. Most of the local schools report a record attendance through the cold and flu season and through the recent chickenpox outbreak. Hawthorne School, 6th-0ak, is the only school reporting a noticeable absence record due to chickenpox, but the cold and flu effects are not above normal, Ralph Loyd, principal, said today. Kindergarten pupils at Eugene Field School have missed several days during the extremely cold weather, but teachers at the school said most of the youngsters stayed home due to the weather rather than sickness. All Ottawa grade schools report the normal number of cold and flu victims missing, but few chickenpox cases. About 10 per cent of the senior high students have been absent this week with flu and colds, and about three teachers have been at home nursing the regular winter illnesses. The number absent at this time is considered above normal by school authorities. Junior High teachers have been hit by the "flu bug" as badly as students this year, according to Mrs. Selma Smith, office secretary, but class attendance is not much below normal. Colds, flu and chickenpox have caused many teachers and sutdents to miss school in Kansas City, Topeka and nearby towns. In county schools attendance is normal with exception of the Wellsville grade school where 50 cases of chickenpox have been reported and one case of mumps. About three-fourtha of the Wellsville kindergarten pupils have been hit with chickenpox, according to Maurice Ponton, county superintendent. About 35 Richmond grade school children are out with chickenpox now. Appanome, Spring Creek, Lane, Ranted* Pomona and the WUliamsburg schools have reported no chick' enpox cases.

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