The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 1, 1963 · Page 3
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 3

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, February 1, 1963
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Survey For Flood Protection At Osawatomie On - the • site survey activities marking the start of preconstruc- tion planning of the Osawatomie local protection project were expected to be underway this week with a Corps of Engineers survey party beginning operations involving establishment of mapping points on serial photographs for the purpose of obtaining a detailed topographic map of the project area. The survey parly is headed by John Swank, party chief, who has had 15 years of experience in field survey work on the Kansas City District of the Corps. He has just completed a mapping survey at Ft. Leonard Wood, and has had survey responsibilities on many of the major civil works and military projects in the District. The Osawatomie local protec- tion project was authorized by Congress in 1954 as a unit of the overall Osage - Marais des Cyg- nes Basin plan for flood control and water conservation. Funds to initiate preconstruction engineering and design were appropriated by Congress for fiscal year 1963. Additional funds to continue the planning are included in the President's budget request for fiscal year 1964. Subsequent specific appropriations will be required for actual start of construction. Preliminary plans for the project provide for about 3.8 miles of levee and three pumping plants for flood protection. The project will be integrated with upstream reservoir control on the Marais des Cygnes River and Pottawatomie Creek. The photographic missions of the area were flown by the Aer* ial Photo Service of Tulsa, Okla., under government contract. From the topographic map, design engineers will establish the exact location of the levee unit which will then be located and staked out. The maps also will be used for design of the pumping plants, road crossings, and other details of a' project of this type. HAY! — A MYSTERY! — If s uncertain how this haystack wound up on highway 183 about 12 miles north of Hays, but it occupied one half road about a week or so ago. Now it's gone. Highway Patrol in area said it had a report of hay on road but when it checked stack was gone. Road has been under repair for several months. New section of road is to left of car. "Floats Through Air" On Way To Freedom By GEORGE BOULTWOOD BERLIN (AP)-It was quite a feat anyway. Sliding along on the seat of his pants, an East German trapeze artist fled over the heads of Communist border guards into West Berlin on a power cable. The cable norally carries 110,000 voltage—but West Berlin police said it long had been out of use when Horst Klein, 36, made his escape Dec. 27. "But Klein did not know that at the time. Klein said he "could hear humming and had a tickling sensation in my seat"—but apparently this was psychological because the police spokesman said there was no power in the cable. A professional trapeze artist, Klein was banned from appearing in East German circuses because he was an outspoken anti-Communist. "I couldn't live any longer with out the smell of the circus in my nostrils," he told newsmen Thursday night. On the night of Dec. 27 he climbed a steel power pylon on the Communist side of the Berlin wall and leaped to the big porcelain insulator on the cable. What was running through his mind—and probably gave him the sensations he reported feeling- was "if I touched the tower and cable at the same time, I could be turned to ashes." From the insulator, Klein eased himself down onto the cable and slid 70 yards on the seat of his pants to another insulator then he jumped to a second tower. His hands were numbing fast in the 7-degree cold. Below him, two East German guards patrolled the wire barricades facing West Berlin's Teltow Canal. Klein was above the beams of the border searchlights. Past the second tower, Klein slid another 30 yards, then hooked his legs over the cable and began to work a rope he had coiled around his chest. He threw the rope across the cable in an effort to lower himself down into the Western zone. But his numbed hands missed the rope and he plunged 40 feet to the canal towpath in the West, only a few feet beyond a clump of bushes marking the border. Klein came to three hours later and shouted for help. A woman heard him and called West German police. A fire brigade took him across the canal in a rubber boat In the fall Klein broke his arms. His story came out after it became known that the East Berlin police had learned of his escape route. Relief For Mentally 111 In 1863 Legislative Act By DOROTHY BISHOP OSAWATOMIE - One hundred years ago — a few days after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — a document was introduced in Kansas to relieve the plight of another unfortunate group, the mentally ill. It was in January, 1863, that a bill to establish the state's first insane asylum was presented to Kansas legislators. In early January of that year, Gov. Thomas Carney had delivered his message to the Kansas legislative body. Referring to the state constitution which had encouraged the establishment of institutions for the insane, he challenged the legislators: "This appeals directly to you, and as you are able you will respond to the appeal. The state which cares best for these un fortunates is always the truest in and the noblest in ac- council tion." The first proposal was to locate the "state insane asylum" at Wyandotte, but the small town of Osawatomie, with its decisive record of opposition to slavery, received the vote of the lawmakers. With the choice of Osawatomie for the institution, active free- state leaders were appointed to choose the actual site. An Osawatomie free-stater, Dr. W. W. Updegraff, the first speaker of the first session of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1861, was one of the long list of Osawatomie abolitionists who contributed to the establishment of the Osawatomie hospital. Later he served the hospital as steward and in 1869 as superintendent. "Britisher 1 James Hanway, a close friend of the famed abolitionist John Brown and a determined worker against slavery, also exerted strong leadership. Even before the first patient was admitted on Nov. 5, 1866, Judge Hanway became devoted to the task of making the Kansas State Insane Asylum an effective and beneficient institution. Another by leader who played an important part in the hospi tals inception was also a well- STATE'S FIRST MENTAL HOSPITAL - Old farmhouse near Osawatomie was converted into 12-bed "State Insane Asylum", and first patient was admitted Nov. S, 1866. educated free-stater, the Rev. Samuel Lyle Adair, brother-in-law THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, February i, 1MJ of fiery John Brown. Adair was a strong free-state man and his home sheltered many a fugitive when it was a crime punishable by death. He served as secretary of the first board of trustees and was the hospitals first chaplain and first volunteer. From its inception in 1863, the "Kansas State Insane Asylum (re-named in 1901 as the Osawatomie State Hospital) was one of the fortunate few, according to Lowell Gish, sociologist instruc- or at the University of Kansas. Gish has spent the past three summers at the Osawatomie hos pital doing research and writing book on the history of Kansas first mental institution. The book is scheduled for publication later this year. "There has been a tremendous surge in the awareness of the needs of the mentally ill since 1948, when one of the low points was reached, said Dr. George Zubowicz, the present administrator of the 10SO-bed Osawatomie hospital. "The situation was so bad then that the staff at Topeka State Hospital resigned en masse because of the low leve of patient care, Mental hospital staffs are no longer the only ones concerned with the treatment of patients Dr. Zubowicz added. Today, com munity participation is import ant in helping the mental patien mover, Central-Princeton 4 Club Plans Quilting By MRS. J. C. COOK Hostesses for the Busy Bee :iub meeting Thursday, Feb. 7, at Central Community Center, will be Mrs. Ella Fox, and Mrs. Dick Fox. Quilting will be the work for the day. A cafeteria luncheon will be served. Mrs. George Fuller fell Saturday, suffering a broken ankle. She is at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa. Rev. and Mrs. Ross Sacknum and Annette, Augusta, arrived Monday, and are at the home of her mother, Mrs. Lloyd Schweitzer. They visited father, Lloyd Schwietzer, who is in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, recuperating from surgery. He is getting along as well as can be expected. Coyotes are becoming more numerous and bolder in various areas. Recently one was to brave he circled the Jim Cook henhouse three times at chore- time in the evening. Two were seen one morning this week at the Frank Hahner pond east of their house. John Sutton suffered a frost bitten thumb recently while hunting. ITS BASKETBALL A Rea Thriller! OTTAWA HIGH SCHOOL CYCLONES VS. ROSEDALE WILDCATS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 GAME TIMES: "A" Game 8 p.m. - "B" Game 6:30 p.m HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM Next Home Game Friday, Feb. 8 With OLATHE This Athletic Message Sponsored by Ottawa High School and the Following Boosters: A ft P SUPER MARKET The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company BENNETT CREAMERY CO. BEST TRUCK LINES, INC. (Nelce Isham) BROWN'S HARDWARE & Sporting Goods BRUCE COMPANY, INC. Subsidiary of the H. D. Lee Co. Earl Guist, Mgr. BUD'S HOBBY SHOP Hobbies for all ages BUDGE'S HARDWARE & Floor Covering BUILDEX, INC. 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"Andy" Mietchen OTTAWA SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN. PEL CONSTRUCTION CO. PENNY'S READY-MIX CONCRETE Lawrence Ogg — Charles Hendrickson PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK PLAZA THEATRE PORTER-SPEARS INS. AGENCY PRICE OIL CO. (CHAMPLIN) Dorothy Price — Bob Altic RAFFELOCK S BARGAIN CENTRE Julius and Marie RANEY REXALL DRUG John Reynolds PRAGER RADIATOR SERVICE SAFEWAY STORE RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE "Finest Quality in Town" "Sam, the Tire Man" SCOTT'S STORE "Ottawa's Leading Variety Store" SELECT DAIRY • SOUTH MAIN SHELLY " SERVICE "Your Hometown Recapper" SOUTH OTTAWA CHAMPLIN SERVICE Glenn Trout, Mgr. ,| SUFFRON GLASS CO. ~ SUNRISE DAIRY Sunrise and Tastemark Milk TODD MOBILE HOMES (All Types of Mobile Homes) TOWNER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL Joe Towner WILLIAMSON COAL ft SALVAGE CO. WILSON DRIVE-IN CLEANERS BOB WHITE MOTOR CO. F. W. WOOLWOBTH CO. Dewey Cook, Mgr.

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