The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 6, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 49 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES" Bars U.S. Goods On Ships Trading With Cuba Hopes To Isolate Castro's Regime WASHINGTON (AP) — President today barred shipment of U.S. government-financed cargoes on any ship which has been to Cuba since Jan. 1. The long-expected order isi aimed at discouraging free world ships engaging in trade with Cuba. The new regulation falls considerably short of more sweeping proposals first planned by the administration last fall. White House sources said the tougher "proposals have not been adopted because of U.S. diplomatic success in getting the maritime countries to cut down on the Cuban trade. These sources said too that stiffer regulations may be issued later if needed — and meanwhile the number of non-Communist bloc ships calling at Cuban ports has dropped from 92 last July to 14 in January. The President's order is part of the administration's campaign to isolate the regime of Prime Minister Fidel Castro and make it more expensive for his Commu nist bloc suppliers to maintain his regime. A White House statement said. "The White House today announced that steps have been taken to insure that the U.S.. government-financed cargoes are not shipped from the United States on foreign flag vessels engaging in trade with Cuba. "The concerned departments and agencies of the government have been directed not to permit shipment of any such cargoes on vessels that have called at a Cuban port since Jan. 1, 1963, unless the owner of such a ship gives satisfactory assurances that no ship under his control will henceforth be employed in the Cuban trade." As explained by White House sources, the order would permit the owner of a shipping company to send other vessels of his line to the United States to pick up U.S.-financed cargoes even if one of his ships is in the Cuban trade. But if a ship which had stopped at Cuba sought to carry U.S.-financed cargoes, it would be barred unless the company owner promises that all of his vessels would thereafter shun Cuban trade. The hope was expressed in administration quarters that this limited regulation would have a persuasive effect on shipowners who otherwise would show little concern over whether their vessels touch at Cuban ports. U.S. government-financed cargoes can be an important moneymaker for shippers. SURE SIGN OF SPRING — Service stations throughout Ottawa are getting plenty of car-wash business these springlike days, and many cars are being shined as if winter were over. Yesterday's sunshiny high reading was 61 degrees, and it was 61 at noon today. Hank Gilroy, 839 Willow, a local station owner, is polishing a customer's car. (Herald Photo) Osawatomie Yes On Bonds OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) More than two-thirds of Osawatomie's registered voters turned out Tuesday for a special election and approved a $125,000 bond issue to build a municipal swimming pool. The issue carried 533-482. Only 610 votes were cast in the primary election in August. To Back Diefenbaker In Canadian Election OTTAWA, Canada (AP)-Con-| servative party members of the House of Commons, together with the Cabinet, decided today to back Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker in the coming election campaign. After a two-hour caucus, Finance Minister George Nowlan said Diefenbaker "will be prime minister" after the April elections that were made necessary by no- confidence votes in the House of Commons Tuesday night. Nowlan had been mentioned as a possible new leader of the party. Some elements of the Conservatives were dissatisfied with Diefenbaker even before the U.S Canadian dispute over nuclear weapons forced the votes. Sen. Wallace McCutcheon, a minister without portfolio, described the Cabinet as united. He sought to deflate rumors of a move on foot to oust Diefenbaker. Defense Minister Douglas Harkness resigned Sunday and told Diefenbaker. their differences were irriconcilable. While other elements of the party outside Parliament remained to be heard from, the caucus sentiment seemed to assure Diefenbaker of keeping the leadership. Under Canadian procedure, the leader of the party winning the most seats in Parliament becomes prime minister. Diefenbaker has been ruling even though his party failed to win a majority in the elections last June. Diefenbaker's government remains in office as a caretaker re- gime pending new elections two months hence. The campaign will be fought on close-to-home economic issues as well as the dispute over whether Canada should have nuclear warheads. Diefenbaker's government was the second in nearly 100 years of Canadian confederation to be beaten down by a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. The prime minister was to call today on Gov. Gen. Georges Vanier, the required prelude to dissolving Parliament and setting an election date. The election probably will be set for April 8. Although the nuclear weapon dispute brought down the government, chief opposition leader Lester B. Pearson said he believes the major issue in the coming campaign will be the need for economic and social policies to stimulate "our national growth to the point where we'll be able to give employment to all who are willing and able to work." Pearson, leader of the Liberal party, apparently was trying to tone down the defense issue. He, too, has been attacked for advocating that Canada live up to commitments to accept nuclear weapons and then negotiate to get rid of them. Diefenbaker's Conservatives are certain to emphasize charges that the United States interfered in Canadian affairs by calling publicly on the government to accept nuclear weapons. They also are Says State Needs Another Prison TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas could have a new minimum security prison in operation within six years if a recommended planning start is made now, a state official said today. Robert Kaiser, director of penal institutions, said the prison for youthful offenders would cost between $6 million and $8 million. Gov. John Anderson has recommended $120,000 in his budget for the planning, which Kaiser said would take about 18 months. Kaiser met with the Senate Ways and Means Committee to discuss appropriations for the Industrial Reformatory at Hutchinson and the Penitentiary and Women's Farm at Lansing. About $7 million has been budgeted for the institutions, compared with $5 million for fiscal 1903. There are now 2,930 prisoners in the three institutions, Kaiser said.' "Population, particulary a t Lansing, has reached the saturation point," he said. "Laning is plumb full now, and we are sending the overflow to Hutchinson." Kaiser said overpopulation is creating difficult problems, particularly in handling younger offenders. "They need to be segregated from the older, harder prisoners," he said. JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER expected to accuse Pearson of taking orders from Washington, a charge the Liberal leader hotly denied when the Conservatives raised it in the nuclear weapon debate. Diefenbaker's government was brought down by two votes, each 142-111, on no-confidence motions posed by the Social Credit and Liberal parties. Two deputies from the third opposition party, the New Democrats, voted with the government. Both motions Accused the Conservative government of indecision and failure to give a clear statement of national defense policy. The Social Credit motion also charged the government with failure to act on economic legislation approved by Commons. Jackie Out Late NEW YORK (AP)-First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy saw a revue early today and returned to the Hotel Carlyle around 2 a.m. She was accompanied to the theater by her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Stephen Smith; their husbands, and fashion designer Oleg Cassini. The party arrived shortly before midnight to watch a performance of "The Establishment." Mrs. Kennedy arrived in New York Sunday for a few days of shopping. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 .Adv. Four Jobs Open In City Election It appears that one city commission position and three board of education seats will be wide open for new faces in the coming Ottawa city election in April. Those holding the positions that will be up for election have stated that they will not be candidates for re-election. The city commission post is that of commissioner of finance, now held by Charles Queen. He has stated that he will not seek re-election. Those on the board of education whose terms expire are Elmer Roth, Dr. R. A. Collier and Harry Rybolt. All have said they will not seek re-election. Those on the board of education whose terms do not expire at this time are Dr. Olin Wollen, R. B. Anderson and Don Waymire. The members of the city commission whose terms do not expire are Mayor Charles Williamson and James Grogan, commissioner of streets and public utilities. If a primary is necessary this spring in the city election it will be held on Tuesday, March 19, and the city election will be April 2. To require a city primary it will be necessary that there be seven or more candidates for the board of education positions, or three or more candidates for commissioner of finance. The vote in the primary would then narrow the field down to six candidates for the three board of education positions or to two candidates for the city commission post. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday— 3 (x) For February— 7 For 1963—28 Comparable 1962 period—415 (x) One was delayed report from Feb. 1. Tryouts Thursday For Play Tryouts for "Breath of Spring," spring production of Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc., will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.- Thursday, Feb.,. 7, at the Youth Center. The comedy, by British playwright Peter Coke, will be presented in Memorial Auditorium March 28, 29 and 30. A cast of eight, five women and three men, is required. All persons interested are welcome to attend the iryout session, said Mrs. Sylvia Fogle, Players president Ruth Lathrop Kirven is the director. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Gen. erally fair and cooler tonight, with low in 30s. Partly cloudy Thursday with Ugh 45 to 50. 5-DAY OUTLOOK - Temperatures Thursday through Monday will average 12-15 degrees above seasonal normal with some cooling first of period and again about weekend. Normal highs middle 40s; normal lows 15-20 northern border to mid 20s south. Little or no precipitation expected. High temperature yesterday, 67; low today, 39; high year ago today, 28; low year ago today, 12; record high this date, 71 in 1904; record low this date, 8 below zero in 1907; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 32 9 p. m 46 10 a. m 4(1 10 p. m 43 .48 11 p. m 42 .56 Midnight 30 " ' ...44 ...43 ...43 ...42 .. .44 ...45 ...45 ...44 11 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. .62 .66 .66 .64 .63 .58 51 .80 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. Ottawans Observing Scout Week Boy Scout Week is being observed this week in Ottawa and over the nation. Ottawa Troops f 74 and 76 will observe the occasion with Courts of Honor. Troop 77 plans a din ner, celebrating its 34th anniversary, and Troop 72 will observe the event with a meeting with a local Cub Scout Pack. Sponsors of Ottawa troops are: Troop 77, First... Methodist Church; Troop 72, Trinity Metho dist Men's Club; Troop 74, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Troop 76, First Baptisl Church. Several young Ottawans are expected to attain Eagles rank, highest in Scouting, before the end of the year. * * + * * * Mac To Report On Cuban Arms WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara will publicly discuss the Kennedy administration's estimates of Soviet strength in Cuba on a radio-television broadcast today, the White House announced. The broadcast was scheduled [or 4 p.m.^ Ottawa Time. McNamara will head a group of Pentagon officials who will hold a news conference on the subject. The White House said• a,number of radio and television networks would carry it live, but broadcast plans were incomplete. In recent days, some Republican Congress members have challenged the administration's estimates of the Soviet arsenal in the Caribbean, contending that Soviet strength there is greater than the Pentagon and State Department have reported. The White House indicated that McNamara and his colleagues would give a detailed accounting of U.S. intelligence findings. Originally, the administration planned to have McNamara conduct a background briefing on Cuba for newsmen. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, said the briefing was being converted into a public news conference because "so much interest has been manifested" in the session. In another move understood to have White House blessing, John A. McCone, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, agreed today to present a detailed report on the Soviet arms status in Cuba to a Senate watchdog defense subcommittee. Informed senators said McCone was expected to testify this afternoon at a closed session of the Senate Armed Services Preparedness subcommittee. McCone's appearance was reportedly arranged by President Kennedy. There were unconfirmed reports that the McCone testimony would be made public later. The White House action seemed directed at quieting the belligerent partisan debate which has flared in Congress over a variety of reports of a massive Soviet arms buildup in Cuba. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., heads the Senate subcommittee. Other members include Sens. Stuart Symington, D-Mo.; E.L. Bartlett, D-Alaska; Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash.; Leverett Saltonstali, R- Mass.; Margaret Chase Smith- R-Maine, and Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. President Kennedy was asked at a Jan. 24 news conference about reports from Congress members of a huge new Soviet buildup in the island. The President said U.S. intelligence, conducted on a daily basis, had failed to turn up any evidence to support such reports. Kennedy said there were 17,000 to 18,000 Soviet troops on the island and they were engaged in exercising and building barracks. In addition, the President said the United States knew of the arrival in Cuba of only one Soviet ship which might have carried arms since the lifting of the Cuban blockade last October. After Kennedy's news conference, Asst Secretary of State Edward Martin indicated that Soviet muscle in Cuba had increased considerably since summer. And Secretary of Sta.te Dean Rusk told a news conference last week that the United States was concerned about Soviet power in the Caribbean. . . . Tauy's Toot With the three school board members and a city commissioner planning to unload, this looks like an "off year" election in Ottawa. Hospital Auxiliary Conducts Membership Drive In County Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is conducting a countywide membership drive during the month of February and, on Feb. 22, will host a membership coffee from 2 to 4 p.m. in Elliott hall of First Baptist Church. All Franklin Countians interested in the auxiliary's work are invited to attend. Those wanting membership information cards may obtain them by contacting the auxiliary vice- president, Mrs. Warren Weien, 533 S. Elm, who is chairman for the membership drive. Recent revision of the auxiliary by-laws provides for membership of individuals on either an active or associate basis. Active members will contribute time and efforts to learning about the hospital's functions and volunteer program in both patient-re- lated and hospital • related areas. Their dues will be $1 per year. Associate members will contribute at least $3.65 annually to maintain their membership standing. While recognizing the continuing need for financial contributions from Franklin Countians, the auxiliary's newly - adopted program concentrates on another necessary kind of contribution- time and effort of individuals to the volunteer service needs of the hospital. The proposed projects are planned to accommodate the variety of interests, talents and hours donated by members. They will help plan the re-decoration of patient and visitor areas, the landscaping of hospital grounds, holiday decoration of hospital interior and exterior as well as "Nothing To Lose But Controls Walter C. Peirce, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said today the only thing the farmers of Kansas "will lose if they vote 'no' in the referendum this spring is compulsory government controls." In a talk at a luncheon meeting of county farm bureau members and insurance agents of this area, Peirce said: "The President of the United States has recently asked Congress for voluntary controls for feed grains, dairy production and cotton. In the same message he asked for farmer support of the mandatory government supply- management plan for wheat as spelled out in the farm bill hurriedly passed during the closing days of the last session of Congress. "How does he propose to go in two directions at once? i "We know that the overall plan of the New Frontier economists, the big spenders, is more government control for all business as well as agriculture. This temporary shift of direction is only to get a favorable vote in the coming referendum next June. "The administration bases all its propaganda on price support levels promised for 1964. Both price supports and acreage allotments will have to be lowered in subsequent years if the goals of lower costs to the taxpayer and reduction of surpluses are to be attained." 607 At OU Enrollment for the spring semester at Ottawa University is 607. This figure compares to 559 a year ago. *«,' .»—7 i assisting with hospital week observances. Auxiliary volunteers also will be responsible for continuing such services as mending of hospital linens, keeping the hospital's scrapbook and supplying current magazines for patient, visitor and employee use. Q Patients will be directly served by groups of volunteers through the proposed morning coffee cart, re-establishment of a library service and the television rental project. The Auxiliary president, Mrs. Robert L. Grabham, points out that people of this county have responded generously in the past to auxiliary requests and that the auxiliary board anticipates an equally satisfactory response to th(! new program. The auxiliary will celebrate its 29th anniversary this year. *•*'•<*'.. \ AT ANNUAL MEETING - Bob Bobbins (left) discusses business with three vWton at Farm Bureau Insurance meeting here today. Pictured (from left) are Bobbins, Walter Peirce, Hutchinson, Kansas Farm Bureau president; Clyde Berry, Richmond, Franklin County pr and Frank Beraaseck, Uolton, district field man, P eirce was main speaker. (Herald Photo)

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