The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 2, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 46 OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1963 EIGHT PAGES Senator Says Cuba Loaded With Missiles And Tr oops U.S. Intelligence Asks For Proof WASHINGTON (AP) —Sen. fully evaluated data colllected by Strom Thurmond, D-S.C., has charged that "behind the brush curtain in Cuba" lies a formidable Soviet strategic base with ballistic missiles and 30,000 to 40,000 troops. He said-in a newsletter to constituents Friday — that the information came from reliable sources A Pentagon spokesman disputed the report, telling newsmen: "The information contained in Sen. Thurmond's weekly newsletter is at wide variance with care- WHISTLING GIRLS — Jodie Elder and other students at Elmira College for girls, Elmira, N.Y., may be whistling so they won't come to a bad end. Because of several instances of molestation, girls were ordered by college president to carry police whistles when they are out on the campus at night. Asks $195 Million For Fallout Shelter WASHINGTON (AP)—The Ken- ambitious than that sought-and more widespread shelter space is nedy Administration proposed to Congress today a $195-million fallout protection program which would stress shelters in the nation's suburbs. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara sent the plan to the House and Senate, coupling it with a recommendation that the Pentagon civil defense program be broadened to cover natural disaster relief. McNamara said the Defense Department's national shelter survey has located spaces that would provide fallout protection for more than 100 million Americans. He said 70 per cent of the space could be readied for use this year "as a nucleus of a program of fallout shelter for all the population, near homes and places of work." But the defense secretary added that many of the spaces located so far are in urban areas. "There is need for new shelter space better located in relation to homes," he said The shelter program is far less Tally's Toot We'll probably never know whether Castro has missiles until he hits us between the eyes with one. denied by Congress-a year ago. McNamara said more shelter spaces will become available as local governments, industries, schools and hospitals undertake their civil defense responsibilities. "However, local efforts to meet the deficiency in shelter requirements appear clearly inadequate in the absence of federal financial assistance," he said. "The necessary legislation to make a moderate start in stimulating needed this year." McNamara proposed a $175-million incentive program, offering federal aid of up to $2.50 a square foot for civic and nonprofit institutions which provide acceptable shelter spaces. To qualify for the assistance, a shelter would have to provide space for at least 50 persons and be open to the public under local civil defense direction in case of attack. Salesman Swaps Pills For Haircut Heavy Storm Damage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A wave of arctic air rolled across the central section of the nation today while the West surveyed flood and wind losses running into the millions. The frigid blast—latest in a series that has socked the region since the middle of January — dropped temperatures as much as 52 degrees. But the rivers began to recede in most flood zones in the Far West after they had driven hundreds of persons from their homes. Destructive winds and blizzard conditions died down in the Rocky Mountain section. Several cars of a Rio Grande Railway freight train were derailed when it plowed into a snowslide in Tennessee Pass in Colorado. The mercury dived from 54 above zero to 2 above in 24 hours in Rapid City, S.D. In Miles City, Mont., it plummeted from 40 above to 11 below. Cold wave warnings were posted for much of the vast area from the Rockies to the Appalachians. Temperatures plunged to -25 in Havre, Mont., -16 in International Falls, Minn., and -12 in Bismarck, N.D. A story published recently in the Herald concerning the retirement of Elmer F. Risdon, a salesman for Rawleigh Products caught the attention of H. C. Beuthien of Wellsville. Beuthien is a salesman for McNess Products. He was particularly interested in the fact that Risdon had, at times, traded products for other merchandise, such as eggs. "I made a swap not too long ago," Beuthian recalled. "I stopped at a home in Richmond," he continued, "and the lady of the house was cutting her husband's hair. She said she didn't feel she could make any purchases at the present time, because things had been a little slow." "Well," Beuthien said, "If you can't buy, maybe you can swap. I need a haircut." The Richmond housewife, who asked that her name not be mentioned, said, "Well, if you need a haircut, maybe we could use a box of cold tablets." The swap was made. Sees Another Strike As The Last Straw CHICAGO (AP) — Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz has warned labor and management that one more major strike would bring the likelihood of national compulsory arbitration laws. Wirtz said in a speech to the National'Academy of Arbitrators Friday he would regret such legislation. But, he said, labor, management and public representatives "seriously underestimate the strength of the public feeling about national emergency strikes, and the brinkmanship we have been playing in this field." In Washington, no top labor leaders were available for comment. Labor • management relations are experiencing a period of crisis comparable to the wave of walkouts after World War I, the el-down strikes of the 1930s, and the strikes in the coal, rail and steel industries in the 1940s, Wirtz said. He said aroused public opinion over recent strike crises has brought labor-management relations to a fork in the road. Wirtz said the federal government's "unusual participation recently in a number of the major disputes" occurred because labor and management were undergoing a last clear chance. "Neither the traditional collective bargaining procedures, nor the present labor dispute laws are working to the public's satisfaction," Wirtz said. "It doesn't matter any more, really, how much the hurt has been real, or has been exaggerated," he added. "A decision has been made. And that decision is that if collective bargaining can't produce peaceable settlement! of these controversies, the public will." Wirtz pointed to a recent suggestion by financier Bernard Baruch for a labor court to resolve major labor disputes by compulsory arbitration. He said he is against such solutions. "It is easy to agree," Wirtz said, "that the public interest will be most fully served in a particular case by prohibiting a strike and requiring the parties to submit their disputes to a third party. "But there is also the public interest in leaving as many decisions as possible to private processes." Another trouble with compulsory arbitration, Writ/ said, is "The record is that if arbitration is assured, the collective bargaining processes are never really used at all." 'Decoration' Tip Wins Mrs. Clifford Reynolds wins The Herald's $5 news tip contest this week by reporting that an Ottawa University dormitory had been pretty thoroughly trimmed with many yards of toilet paper Others who turned in tips on stories were 0. D. Garrett, Wellsville; Mrs. Harry Ball, 127 S. Locust; J. D. Woodsum, Pomona; Mrs. Anna Bryan, 820 N. Poplar, and Mrs. Minnie Taggart, 747 Cypress. The Herald pays $5 each week for the best tip on a news story. U.S. intelligence from continued surveillance and other sources." And the spokesman for the Pentagon — which for more than a week has been contradicting "informed sources" claims of growing Russian power on Cuba- asked the senator to back up his charges Thurmond made public his estimates - without identifying the sources-as a Senate Armed Services subcommittee tagged the Cuban military situation for an early investigation to "get all the facts" And Secretary of State Dean Rusk conceded at a news conference that "there is a significant Soviet military presence in Cuba which is of great concern to the United States." Thurmond, a reserve Army major general, listed an array of missiles, bombers, tanks and other armaments in Cuba which he said "indicates the presence of a complete Soviet army, and the inventory normally assigned to a Soviet air army." Among the armament he listed as in Cuba were: —"Nuclear - tipped FROG missiles, with a 300-mile range." —"More than 150 Cruise missiles, some of which arrived in the last three weeks, are on four costal defense sites." —"Estimates of ballistic missiles with a 1,100-2,000-mile range in underground facilities run between 100 and 200." Thurmond also contended that proof of Cuba's strategic importance to Russia is "the continuing assignment in Cuba of Soviet Lt. Gen. Pavil B. Dankevich, prominent Russian export in strategic missiles." And he added that "a reported shipment to Cuba recently of atomic warhead materials was estimated as quite substantial." The size Thurmond gave for the Soviet force-which he said is under command of Gen. C. O. Sla- zenko-is about double the 16,000 to 17,000 Soviet military personnel President Kennedy said are still in Cuba. The Pentagon spokesman, while contradicting the senator's figure of 30,000 to 40,000 Russian troops also took issue with his statement that there are missiles in Cuba with ranges up to 2,200 miles. The Pentagon said there is no evidence of ballistic missiles or nuclear warheads in Cuba. It added that although there are FROG missiles with a 300-mile PROMOTION FOR PROM — These five Ottawa High School juniors hold skillet full of pancakes and bunches of tickets for their Pancake Festival that will be held at Memorial Auditorium, Saturday, Feb. 23 to raise funds for this year's Junior-Senior Prom. Pictured are (from left), Linda Ames, Ed Casteel, Anne Casida, Rick Wood and Karen Wilson. (Herald Photo) Pancakes To Pay For Prom Several crews of Ottawa High School junior class members were to be downtown from 1 to 4 this afternoon selling tickets to the class Pancake Festival to be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Memorial Auditorium. The juniors will use money from the pancake feed to put on the annual Junior-Senior Prom in May. The tickets my be purchased from any junior after Monday. Tickets also will be on sale at the auditorium the day of the festival. The class hopes the pancake sale will raise enough money to back the prom without any further fund campaigns. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST-Partly cloudy, windy and turning colder this evening. Clear skies, diminishing winds and much colder tonight. Fair and continued cold tomorrow. Lows tonight zero to 5 above. High tomorrow in the teens. KANSAS FORECAST-Partly cloudy and colder tonight with cold wave continuing. Northerly winds 20 to 30 mph this evening, diminishing later tonight. Tomorrow will be clear and continued cold cast and central. Low tonight 5 above north to 15 south. High tomorrow in the 30s west and 20s east. High temperature yesterday, 42; low today, 28; high year ago today, 64; low year ago today, 30; record high this date, 67 In 1924. 1931 and 195-1; record low this date, 12 below zero In 1005 and 1951; hourly temperatures, 24 hours range, the ones in Cuba have about a 50-mile range. Prescriptions—Raney. CH 2-3092 Adv But It Was Nice For Little While TOPEKA (AP)— Spring was a fleeting thing for parts of western Kansas. After a brief respite Friday from one of the coldest winters in recent years, temperatures in the western part of the state began to tumble rapidly Friday night and this morning. They will go lower tonight. It 'was hard to believe, but the mercury rocketed to a record- breaking 86 degrees at Dodge City Friday. This shattered a record of 69 in 1924. Unseasonably warm weather, termed the dynamic warming head of cold air by the Weather Bureau, sent other temperatures soaring in the west. It was 84 at Garden City, 80 at Russell, in the 70s in the northwest. Warm chinook winds to 85 miles an hour picked up a loose ayer of dust from the frozen ground and caused a dust storm at Dodge City. A prairie fire east of the city illed the sky with smoke befort he blaze burned itself out. Chinook winds are strong westerly flows which warm and dry as they descend down a slope. Thest came off the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. This morning the temperature at Dodge City was 28. It was 25 at Goodland, 27 in Garden City and 26 in Hill City. Tonight, the Weather Bureau said, skies are expected to clear across the state. Temperatures ol about 5 above are forecast for the north and northwest. It will drop t _ -t r\ _~. •* E* .J.*«*«M«UB •« 41*M Membership Drive By Hospital Group ending 8 a.m. 0 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. a p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. S P.O. today: 33 9 p.m. 34 10 p.m. 37 11 p.m. 37 Midnight 38 1 a.m. 39 2 a.m. 40 3 a.m. 41 4 a.m. 40 5 a.m. 39 6 a.m. 38 7 a.m. M • *.». 37 36 35 40 41 39 37 35 34 32 30 March 1 Deadline On Tags All 1963 auto and truck tags must be installed on motor vehicles by March 1, Harold Bennett, highway patrol trooper, reminded drivers today. After Mar. 1 drivers without 1963 tags are liable to a fine ranging from $1 to $100, or 10 days in jail, or both. Almeda Sinclair, Franklin County treasurer said today that an additional fee of 50 cents will be added to the rgular license plate cost after Feb. 15 and that an additional 50 cents will be charged on the second day of every month following. To date Ihere have been 4,322 car tags and 1,514 truck tags sold to Franklin Countians. The Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will conduct a drive for members during February. Letters are being mailed to residents in all areas of Franklin County explaining the need for a larger membership. This mailing is an effort to reach a few people in the hope they will relay the information on to other residents in their areas. Mrs. Warren Weien, the auxiliary's vice president and membership chairman, is in charge of the drive. Anyone interested in becoming an auxiliary member may contact Mrs. Weien at her home, 533 S. Elm, Ottawa. The other auxiliary officers also will be available 4 Die, 4 Missing In Ship Collision MO.II, Japan (AP) — A small South Korean freighter collided with an American tanker and sank off the West Coast of Kyushu today, the Maritime Safety Agency reported. It said four South Koreans were killed and four were missing. The American ship was identified as the 18,736-ton Orion Comet, listed as owned by the Colonial Steamship Corp. of New York. to answer questions. They arc Mrs. Robert L. Grabham, president; Mrs. Wilbur Foulks, treasurer; Mrs. Homer Henning, recording secretary, and Mrs. Rob ert M. Soph, corresponding sec retary. Persons also may contact Mrs. Robert A. Anderson, pasl president. There are two types of auxiliary membership — active and associate. Active membership requires the contribution of an individual's time in the volunteer service pro gram of the hospital and the due.* of at least $1 per year. Associate membership requires the financial contribution of at leasi $3.65 annually. or 15 degrees in south. Sunday will be a little warmer, but not much. Temperatures in the east and central part of the state reached the 50s Friday, and were in th« 40s elsewhere, except for the high readings caused by the freak warming trend. Highs today are to reach the 40s in the southeast It will get no warmer than the 20s and 30s elsewhere. * * * Alas, He Saw Shadow Now that the month of January has been disposed of, with its show and cold, everyone can get ready for more winter. The sun came out today and the groundhog saw his shadow, which means there'll be six weeks more winter, according to those who believe the groundhog is an curate weather forecaster. ac« Charge Farmer Kept Family In Servitude NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)-A rare trail in Conecticut involving charges of peonage is under way in U.S. District Court. The principals are a Mexico City cab driver and a chicken farmer. Luis Humberto Oros, 43, arrived in Connecticut with his family in July 1961 to work on a Middlefield chicken farm owned by David I. Shackney. A year later, Shackney was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of keeping the Oros family in a state of peonage and involuntary servitude. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison and fined $5,000 on each count. The charges, believed to be the first in the state's history, have their origins in federal law that dates from March 2, 1867. With three days of the trial completed, Oros has testified about his first meeting with Shackney in Mexico City in I960, and of the chicken farmer's offer to provide work for Oros, his wife and their five children. Shadowy, 51, former teacher at a Hebrew school, has not yet testified in his trial, now in recess for the weekend. At the time of his indictment he expressed shock and denied the charges. Oros claimed that he and his family were forced to work as much as 12 hours a day without pay, to eat defective eggs and other inferior food, and to live in a section of a building also used; for storing eggs. He said they did] not dare to leave the chickei| farm because of threats Shackney to send them Mexico. i

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