The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 4, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 47 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1963 EIGHT PAGES Canada Defense Minister Resigns Dissolution Of Parliament Is At Hand, Says Harkness OTTAWA (AP)- The Canadian Cabinet fell apart today. Defense Minister Douglas Harkness, an advocate of nuclear weapons for Canada, resigned and indicated that dissolution of Parliament is near. Such dissolution would bring April elections, with 'Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker seeking to restore his Conservative party to a clear-cut majority in Parliament. Harkness in resigning said his and Diefenbaker's views were irreconcilable. "For over two years you have been aware that I believed warheads should be supplied to the four weapons systems we have acquired which are adapted to their use," Harkness told Diefenbaker. "Throughout this period I believed that they would be authorized at the appropriate time. "During the last two weeks particularly, I have made absolutely clear what I considered the minimum position I could accept, and several times have offered to resign unless it was agreed to. "It has become quite obvious during the last few days that your views and mine as to the course we should pursue for the acquisition of nuclear weapons for our armed forces are not capable of reconciliation. Thus it is with a great deal of regret that I now find I must tender my resignation as minister of national defense. Deputy Killed By Man He Arrested SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) .- A deputy sherif was killed Sunday night when he exchanged shots with a teen-ager he was taking to jail. Killed was 0. N. Smith, 54. Officers said his assailant was Arthur Rittenhouse, 19, who surrendered meekly minutes later. Rittenhouse, of Detroit, Mich., was held for suspicion of murder. He was identified as—airman- absent without leave from Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kan. Officers gave this account: Smith arrested Rittenhouse at Dale, Okla., for carrying a rifle along the highway. He searched Rittenhouse but failed to discover Injured Boy In Critical Condition The condition of Charles L. Had- sail, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ledom, 130 N. Locust, was said to be slightly improved but still critical this morning after he suffered a basal skull fracture yesterday afternoon when a car he was working under fell on him. The boy's head was pinned to the ground by the motor mounts or the crankcase when the tripod used to raise the car apparently slipped. Investigators said the car had been raised with a chain hoist attached to a homemade wooden tripod. HadsaU's 11 - year - old brother Ray, who was with him at the time, ran to a neighbor's house to summon help and call the police. When the police and several men arrived they were able to lift the car and pull the boy out. Hadsall was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital by ambulance. A doctor said today he had suffered a basal skull fracture, according to clinical diagnosis. No X-rays had been taken. Cordle Joins Hospital Staff Claron R. Cordle, 1010 N, Oak, assumed duties today as business manager at Ransom Memorial Hospital. He succeeds LaVon Hettler, who resigned. Since February, 1954, Cordle had served as office manager for Maracaibo Oil Corporation which bought the former Brundred Oil Corporation, He has been an Ottawa resident since July, 1951. Cordle has been in the oil business since his graduation from WeUsville High School in 1948. He is married and has a 17-month- old daughter, Denise Kay. He is a t member, of North Baptist Church. a .25 caliber automatic pistol in a shoulder holster. Smith handcuffed Rittenhouse, placed him in the patrol car and started toward the county jail here. In a statement, Rittenhouse said: "I pulled the .25 automatic and told the sherif to stop the car and keep his hands on the wheel. He reached for my gun, then I shot him four times. He shot at me once." Smith tumbled from his car and was struck by a passing car. Rittenhouse fled into a grove of trees a mile east of Dale but as other officers arrived he shouted, "I'm coming out" He walked onto the highway and dropped the gun. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair and unseasonably mild tonight and Tuesday with highs Tuesday in 60s. Low tonight in 30s. High temperature Saturday, 43; low Sunday, 10; high Sunday, 38; low today, 32; high year ago today, 70; low year ago today, 41; record high this date, 71 in 1946; record low this date, 13 below zero in 1905; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 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. 8 p. m. 15 19 23 27 30 34 36 38 36 35 33 32 9 p. m 32 10 p. m 32 11 p. m 33 Midnight 34 m. 1 a. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .35 .36 .36 35 36 36 36 36 "Until the last few weeks I enjoyed my S 1 /^ years as a member of your government and trust have made some contribution to it and to Canada." Harkness said he sent the resignation to the prime minister Sunday, along with a memorandum saying he intended to make the resignation public today and later speak in the House of Commons. He then hinted that the Diefenbaker Cabinet had been discussing dissolution of Parliament. He said he would make public his planned statement to Commons, if dissolution came before the Commons meeting at 2:30 p.m., today. Diefenbaker's Conservative party came out 17 seats short of a majority in last June's election One of the three opposition parties Sociel Credit, has thrown its votes to the government in the past to keep it from defeat. Diefenbaker is said to be resigned to a new election this spring. He is not happy with his efforts to carry on without a clear- cut majority. The government had been under fire from the opposition par ties for its defense policies even before the U.S. State Department said last Wednesday that Canada was dragging its feet on accepting nuclear warheads for U.S.-supplied Bomarc missiles and for rockets on Voodoo interceptor jets at home and in Europe. All four Canadian parties at tacked the American statement as an intrusion into Canadian affairs. The question was whether Diefen baker or the opposition woulc read the most political advantage from the repercussions of the Washington statement. Birthday Gift In Reverse TOPEKA (AP)-Rep. J. C. Til lotson, R-Norton, received a birth day present in reverse today from his daughter, Carolyn, a studen at Washburn University. The daughter appeared on the floor of the House as a member of "The Washburn Belles," choral group. During the program she made it known that today wa; her father's birthday. As a result, the House gave Tillotson the privilege of helping supply the 125-member chamber with apples. WELL LA DE DA — Not every store in the world has a doorman, uh, doorwoman, that is, but Ottawa's Kramer Drug Store, 134 S. Main, had one today. New tile is being put in, and half of the floor was covered with black goo. So Mrs. Martha Miller, a clerk, was at the door, cautioning customers not to walk on the goo. (Herald Photo) Man Who Just Had To Eat Weighs 740 When He Dies JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Two weeks ago, when Charles Steinmetz weighed 670 pounds, he said: "I haven't got much time left. I crave food like an alcoholic craves alcohol." Steinmetz, 38, died Sunday in a hospital. Doctors said he weighed 740 pounds at death—a gain of 70 pounds in two weeks. Steinmetz complained of lung congestion Saturday. It took 16 men to load him into the rear of a delivery truck for the trip to the hospital. Cause of death awaited the outcome of an autopsy. Steinmetz, who was 68 inches tall and 76 inches around, said each him pound nearer he to gained death, brought but he Principal Elected WICHITA (AP)—Leo M. Denny, Atchison High School principal, has been elected president of the Kansas Association of Secondary Schools and Principals. NEW HOSPITAL EMPLOYE - Claron R. Cordle, new business manager at Ransom Memorial Hospital, inspects office record* with u offke employe, Share* Dodd*. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) couldn't stop. "Other people I tiring on a medical pension smoke or drink when they worry. I find myself a chicken." At the age of 8, Steinmetz was underweight. He started gaining rapidly in his late teens. He worked 16 years as a typist, re- in 1959 when he reached 585 pounds. He said doctors told him there was nothing organically wrong. "I have no health problem, no diabetic trouble—just overeating," he said. School Aid Bill Before Congress WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy's education bill starts on its obstacle-strewn course through Congress today. Anthony J. Celebrezze, secretary of health, education and welfare, and U.S. Education Commissioner Francis Keppel launch the controversial, 24-point program with testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee. They face stiff questioning, particularly from committee Republicans who have already served notice they want to scrap most of Kennedy's sweeping program and concentrate on one or two items. The administration has wrapped into one bill a variety of programs that didn't get anywhere on their own in the last Congress. They include aid for elementary and high schools, junior colleges, technical institutes, colleges, graduate Let Contract For Store Expansion The Franklin County Construction Company has been awarded the general contract for the installation of a new front and the redecoration of the F. W. Woolworth Store, 222 S. Main, Dewey Cook, store manager has announced. The Suffron Glass Company, 418 N. Main, has been given a sub-contract. Work is underway on the store and is expected to be completed in early June. When the project is finished the store will be redecorated inside and outside, and a new lunch department will be in operation. The store also will add 25 feet of frontage. The store will remain open for business until a few days prior to the grand opening. Patrons may enter the store by the north •ntranc*. schools, libraries and adult education. Chairman Adam C. Powell, D- N.Y., has promised that the Education and Labor Committee will take a careful look before deciding whether to bring out one or more bills. A chief complaint of Republicans is that the total cost of the administration package is too hare to figure. In most cases only first- year costs are given although the programs run for several years The administration says first year costs will be $1.2 billion, anc unofficially estimates they wil run to $4.6 billion for three years Rep. Charles E. Goodell, R-N.Y. says he figures the total cost ai between $7 billion and $10 billion Expect Ban On Cuban Shipments WASHINGTON (AP)-The administration sources say they expect President Kennedy's long- awaited order against shipping to Cuba to be issued shortly, perhaps today. The order is reported still undergoing last-minute revisions. Informants expect a main feature to be a ban on shipments of U.S. government or government-financed cargoes aboard vessels stopping at Cuba after last Jan. 1. The aim is to discourage non- Woodwind Quintet AtOU The Resident Woodwind Quintet of Kansas City will be heard in concert at Ottawa University Friday, Feb. 8. The concert, sponsored by the Ottawa University Concert — Lecture Series, will be in the university auditorium at 8 p.m. As is the custom with series - sponsored events, no admission will be charged, and the public is invited. The program will include compositions for the woodwind quintet by Beethoven, Tiffanel, Balay and Reicha. The quintet's members are Istvan Gladics, flute; Sara Funkhouser, oboe; Charles Doherty, clarinet; Michael Spielman, bassoon, and Russell Patterson, French horn. All members of the group originally were brought to the Kansas City area to play with the Kansas City Philharmonic, although two members, Gladics and Patterson, have since left the orchestra. The Quintet's members have contributed to the musical culture of the area in various capacities other than the Philharmonic. Gladics, composer and teacher of composition and flute, is minister of music at the United Presbyterian Church of Prairie Village. Doherty, Miss Funkhouser, Spielman and Patterson are on the faculty of the University of Kansas City Lyric Theater. Communist ships from going h Cuba, thus aiding the U.S. effort to isolate the Red regime of Fidd Castro. Supporters of the plan say it would increase the Communist bloc's cost of supplying Cuba by forcing the Communists to use more of their own ships. The shipping order has been delayed time and again since Washington authorities first unveiled a four-point plan early in October and said they intended to issue detailed regulations within days. Kennedy said at a Dec. 12 news conference that the order would be ready within a couple of weeks. U.S. authorities have been closemouthed on the subject, except for hinting reasons for delay. One was the complicated nature of a regulation that could affect ships of many countries. Another was the U.S.-Soviet crisis over Cuba. Others were the efforts to get invasion prisoners and Americans out of Cuba. The longshoremen's strike was another factor. It is known also that there In a split opinion within the U.S. government as to how effective a shipping order would be, and that several maritime countries hav« been cool to the idea. Under the original four-point plan outlined by U.S. authorities last October: 1. U.S. ports would be closed to the ships of any country whose- vessels carry arms to Cuba. 2. U.S. government cargoes would be denied to the ships of any company whose vessels are used in the Cuba-bloc trade. 3. No U.S. shipowners could engage in the Cuban trade. 4. U.S. ports would be closed to any ship which sought to come to the United States on (he same voyage in which it engaged Cuba-bloc trade. in Tauy's Toot Come on, Kansas cutiesll When Florida has weather like this they photograph girls in bathing suits to send all over the country. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3091 Adv. WeUsville Superintendent Takes Job At Syracuse WELLSVILLE - W. E. Peterson, superintendent of the Wellsville Schools, has accepted a contract as superintendent of the public schools at Syracuse, Kas., for the coming school year. The school enrollment at Syracuse is 750, including kindergarten through 12th grades. Forty- three teachers are employed. Peterson offered his resignation to the school board to be effective June 30, 1963. The board had offered him a contract for the coming year. He has been superintendent at WeUsville for four years, coming here after having been high school principal at Lecompton for two years and at Fairview for two years. He holds a bachelor of science degree from North Dakota State College and a master of science in education from the university of Kansas. He has done additional graduate work toward his doctorate at KU. Car In River; Two Die Student Survives Ordeal Under Ice BROWNS VALLEY, Minn. (AP) —Their car plunged through the ice and 12 feet of frigid water, settling on the bottom of Lake Traverse. The three college men climbed into the back seat and pressed their noses to the roof, where there was a pocket of air. They pulled off their coats and Jerry Hahn said, "Well, we all have to go for it." Hahn, 21, was the only survivor of the ordeal Sunday. He swam 75 feet, pulled himself onto the ice, then ran and crawled a half mile to a lakeshore shack. Philip Anderson 19, an excellent swimmer, drowned. So did Paul Vergeldt, 21, whose last words were, "You gotta help me, I can't •wiml" A skindivcr found the bodies of Anderson and Vergeldt, in the back seat of the car. From a bed in a Whcaton, Minn., hospital, Hahn told about the tragedy: The Rosholt, S.D., youths, honor students at South Dakota State College in Brookings, took a short cut across the lake, on the Minnesota-South Dakota border, about 2 a.m. The ice is nearly 30 inches thick in most places. At a place where ice had buckled and broken, the auto crashed through. The windows, operated electrically, wouldn't open. When the car was almost full of water, the young men got a back door open. Hahn swam to a hole in the iqp. Uii father said the youth ap- parently pulled himself up by letting his sweater sleeves freeze to the ice. He began following the shoreline. He stumbled, and his sweater froze to the ice. The only way he could free himself was to crawl out of the sweater. He then had nothing over his light trousers and dress shirt. The temperature was 10 degrees below zero. Following the shore, he came to the small home of Pete Jensen. He couldn't wake Jensen by shout* ing and pounding on the door, so Hahn broke a window in the shack. Jensen gave the youth dry clothing, then drove him to a resort where the proprietor telephoned authorities. Hahn was suffering from shock and exposure. Attendants said bis condition WM ilk.

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