The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 6, 1963 · Page 9
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 9

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, February 6, 1963
Page 9
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CAPPED - Elaine Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Evans, Route 2, Ottawa, was capped Friday night, Feb. 1, at candlelight services at Washburn University, Topeka. Miss Evans is attending school at Stormont Vail Hospital and will continue her schooling there another three years to become a registered nurse. She was graduated from Wellsville High School with the Class of 1962. Richmond News Attending Seminar By MABEL CHANDLER Rev. Wilbur Purvis is attending a human relations seminar at St. Paul this week. Mrs. Dorothy Bowman and children will move this week to their new home on Cherry Street. The house they vacate will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs Gene Brock and sons. Mrs. Nadine Haney, who lives at St. George, Utah, arrived Sunday to assist in caring for her father, A. C. Bryan, who was released from Anderson County Hospital. ' Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Wood Sunday visited their son, Arlie, who is being treated at the Hadley Rehabilitation Institute at Hayes. He shows some improvement. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Haynes and children, Leloup, plan to move to Princeton soon. Gus Benus, who underwent surgery at Anderson County Hospital, has been dismissed. ADMINISTRATOR - Jerry L. Brownlee, 31, foreground, is city manager of Fort Worth, Tex., succeeding L. P. Cookingham, 67. Kansan Big City Manager By MIKE COCHRAN FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) Confident and eager, a young Kansan has taken over the top administrative role in this bustling north-central Texas city. As city manager at the age of 31, Jerry L. Brownlee has the job of supervising hundreds of city employes, ram - rodding half a dozen major departments and administering millions of dollars. "It's a challenge," he says. Brownlee perhaps is the youngest city manager of a city this size—approximately 365,000 — in the United States. Age, it seems, is the least of his worries. "I've always been young for the jobs I've held the last five or six years," he says. "Sure, there will be some people who will wonder about my age, but that is a minor consideration." A native of Lawrence, Kas., Brownlee entered the University of Kansas and plunged into the school's management training program. He applied and was accepted in the graduate training program and in June 1954 got his first big break. This was an internship under L. P. Cookingham, then city manager of Kansas City. Brownlee moved up quickly in the Kansas City system and in 1958, when he was 26, was named director of research and budget, In 1959, Cookingham, after 19 years of battling with Kansas City politicians and other factions, resigned under pressure. He headed for a similar position in Fort Worth and Brownlee was only a couple of steps behind him. He became administrative assistant to Cookingham, who recently stepped down at age 67. The city council promptly named Brownlee his successor. As Cookingham's assistant, Brownlee played a major role in reshaping city government from a series of departments into a single, unified team. His first effort here was the development of a new budget system. It brought Fort Worth the Louisville award for outstanding financial achievement. He received national recognition for the development of a long- range capital improvement program designed to provide public facilities needed to keep pace with the city's growth. Among programs currently under way which Brownlee must ride herd on are the reorganization of the police department, a fight for better airline service, tax equalization, reorganization of street division of the public works department and solution of a municipal office space problem. Brownlee says he is one of "a new group of young people entering city government with an opportunity as well-trained, professional administrators to do a particular task." Peering through thick horn- rimmed glasses, he forecast a period of tremendous urban growth in principal American cities during the next decade. This surge to the city, he says, will require a high level of administrative skills — an increased need for better local government. And Jerry Brownlee, a pleasant young man with a charming wife, three children and an overpowering responsibility, intends to do his share. THE OTTAWA HERALD Wednesday, February 6, 1963 Church Adds A Classroom WELLSVILLE -/.At a recttt worknight at the Wellsville Bij>* list Church, a new division Watt' was constructed in one of <thi large upstairs rooms to provid* v a new classroom for the college group. The men also worked it repairing the heating system, cleaning and repairing the steam radiators. Men who assisted were EldoH Whiteaker, Gene Lesh, Bob Bro- shong, Eldridge Good, Keith Cha« nay, Damon Chesbro, Henry Chit* ton, Norman Shannon, Jack Dunham, J. C. 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