The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 7, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, February 7, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 50 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES OL' MARY AWAKENS - Warm weather is loosening grip of ice covering on Marais des Cygnes River, and ripples can be seen along the edges, as well as patches of open water hear and there. Steady thaw without substantial rise would create no ice problems as were experienced on other rivers last year. (Herald Photo) Should Keating Eat Hat? WASHINGTON (AP) - An impartial referee may have to be called in to decide whether Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R-N.Y., should eat his hat. Before Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara went on television late Wednesday, Keating told reporters he would eat his hat if McNamara refuted his charges of a dangerous Soviet buildup in Cuba. "Do you have a hat for him?" McNamara was asked by one newsman. "I don't own a hat," McNamara shot back. "I hope he does, because he's going to have to eat it based on the evidence we've seen today. Keating was undaunted. He insisted McNamara hadn't knocked down his charges. Well, it looks like I won't have to eat my hat," Keating said. (Details of Defense Department report on Cuban arms are on Pg. 8.) Approve Rezoning In South Main Area New Mexico Governor To Speak TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. Jack M. Campbell of New Mexico, a former Kansan, will be the principal speaker at the annual Washington Day dinner of Kansas Democrats here Feb. 23. Announcement of Campbell's acceptance was made by Democratic state headquarters and Mrs Georgia Neese Gray, Democratic national committeewoman 'for Kansas. Campbell was elected governor of New Mexico last fall, defeating then Gov. Edwin L. Mechem, a Republican, by nearly 15,000 votes. He is anative of Hutchinson Kan., and attended high school there. He later graduated from Washburn University and its law school. He served four terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives and was speaker when he ran for the governorship. Emporia Raises Teacher's Pay EMPORIA, Kan. (AP)-An increase of $150 a year in the base pay of all teachers in the Emporia public schools has been approved by the board of education. It raises the basic scale from $4,250 to $4,400. Heads of families get $400 more; and there is extra pay for jobs requiring extra time each day- coaches, band instructors and the like. Teachers also receive an additional $100 for each year's service, up to 10 years. Boosts were approved for administrators, headed by Supt. Carl James, who got a $600 raise to $13,200. Tauy's Toot Temperature of the debate, were the prohibition and liquor- by-drink bills to come up at the same time, might send many a legislator out for a long, cool one. An ordinance which will rezone a South Main Street area from general business to apartment classification was placed on first reading at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. The area is the west side of Main Street, from 13th to 15th, and extending west to the Santa Fe railroad right-of-way. The rezoning will cover all of that area except a small tract at the southwest corner where the city water tower is located. Property owners of the area recently protested the proposed zoning change and have met with the planning commission four times to discuss the subject. Dr. S. Martin Brockway, one of the property owners, attended the commission meeting last night. A Proud Marine 50-Mile Hike In IS'A Hours PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Marines are on the march to prove they are just as fit as the Leathernecks of Teddy Roosevelt's day. From Florida to Arizona, it was "pick 'em up and lay 'em down" for some proud members of a proud corps who took a suggestion from President Kennedy as a challenge and set out to meet it. The challenge; Hike 50 miles in 20 hours, double-time the last half- mile and run the final 20 yards. The first to report mission accomplished was Lt. Col. James W. Tuma, 49, a Marine stationed at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground at Ft. Huachuca, near Tucson, Ariz. "I had a notion I could do it," he said after stepping off 50 miles in l3 l /3 hours Wednesday. At Pensacola, Fla., Marine Sgt. Stanton E. Jordan set out on his day off, hiking around a 5-mile course at the naval air station, where he is a drill instructor. "I consider this a personal challenge," the 37-year-old sergeant told reporter Pete Williams of the Pensacola News-Journal. Five Marine reservists started out shortly before midnight to hoof it 50 miles to Little Rock, Ark., where their reserve unit is based. "For the honor of the corps," one said when asked why he joined the hikers. The rules of the hike were set forth by President Theodore Roosevelt in an executive order he signed in 1908. Gen. David M. Shoup ran across the old order and sent it to President Kennedy as a historic curiosity. The President suggested a test to see "how well our present-day officers perform the task specified by President Roosevelt." An official hike will be staged Tuesday by 20 young captains and lieutenants at Camp Lejeune, N.C. They'll wear a helmet, cartridge belt, canteen, marching pack and pistol—about 24 pounds of equipment. Marines at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center plan to make a hike the same day — if snow thaws in time. Otherwise, said Col. H. C. Boehm, the Illinois hike will come in March or April. Order Recruiting Drive By Guard TOPEKA (AP)-The Kansas National Guard has received orders to step up a recruiting plan to fill 1,000 vaccines — approximately half of them forced by a realignment plan accepted Wednesday. The accelerated recruiting was ordered following Gov. John Anderson's announcement that the state had accepted a modified version of a realignment plan offered by the Defense Department in January, The plan will give almost every community in Kansas a unit as large or larger than it had previously. The plan restores two battalion headquarters to Kansas City, Kan. The infantry brigade headquarters offered Kansas in lieu of the 35th Division headquarters Will be located in Topeka. Anderson said he deeply regrets the loss of the 35th Infantry Division which he said has been famous in Missouri-Kansas military history. But, he said, "It appeared to be impossible to change the decision of the Department of Defense in this matter." The adjutant general's department now has 30 days in which to report the new assignment of every officer and enlisted man in the Kansas National Guard. Total strength of the National Guard in state will be increased from 6,606 to 7,076. Brig. Gen. Joe Nickell, state adjutant general, said every effort has been made "to incur as few changes as possible in the new realignment." He said that property owners feel their property would be worth more if zoned for business than if zoned for apartment use. Mayor Charles Williamson stated that the commissioners were unanimous in approving the recommendation of the members of the planning commission, and that the decision by the planning commission members was also a unanimous decision. The mayor stated that the planning commission and the city commission want to maintain a control over the type of business that might go into the area, and said that under a general business classification they would not have that control. He told Dr. Brockway that if at some time in the future he, or other property owners, had an opportunity to sell their property for a business use, the planning commission and the city commission would be glad to discuss the matter with them and take action for rezoning for business use if the type of business in question was a desirable one for that area. But the two commissions, he said, would make every effort to maintain control over the development of that area and other areas of the City of Ottawa. * * * Police Cut Car Costs A report submitted to the city commissioners last night by Chief of Police Eugene Flaherty showed that operational cost for city police cars during 1962 was 6.7 cents per mile. The cost in 1961 was 7.1 cents per mile and in 1960 and 1959 it was 7.5 cents per mile. It was stated that the cost is expected to be reduced lower in the future since the city now has its own maintenance shop and is purchasing gasoline in large quantities on a bid basis. (Other commission stories on Pg. 10) The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Mostly cloudy through tomorrow with fog and occasional drizzle tonight. High tomorrow in the 40s. Low tonight around 30. KANSAS FORECAST - Fair west with considerable cloudiness east tonight and tomorow. Drizzle and fog southeast and extreme east. Low tonight 25 to 32. High tomorrow near 40 northeast to the 60s southwest. High temperature yesterday, 60; low today, 30; high year ago today. 41; low year ago today, 20; record high this date, 68 in 1943; record low this date, 10 below zero in 1899; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a, m 46 9 p. m. 10 a. m 49 10 p. m. 11 a. m 51 11 p. 39 38 37 65 Midnight 36 .33 Noon 1 p. m 57 1 a. m. 2 p. m 58 2 a. m .34 3 p. m 59 3 a. m 33 4 p. m 54 4 a. m 32 5 a. m 32 6 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. .45 .42 .41 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 p. m 40 t a. m 31 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. JFK Plugs Medicare In Public Health Plan Would Dry Up Kansas TOPEKA (AP)—A constitutional amendment to bring back prohibition in Kansas was introduced in the House today by Rep. John Bower, R-McLouth. The proposed amendment would ban manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor or beverages except for medical, scientific or mechanical purposes. The amendment is similar to one which Kansas had in its constitution for more than 60 years up until the election of 1948, when it was repealed. Bower said he had intended for some time to introduce such a resolution in the House but that he felt this was extremely timely in view of discussion centering around a bill to legalize sale of liquor by the drink in hotels and restaurants. Bower also teamed with Rep. Marvin Clark, R-Paola, to introduce a bill which would allow cities to hold local option elections on the question of licensing retail sale of cereal malt beverages, or what is commonly referred to as 3.2 beer. Correction — $460.00 price quoted on Color TV in Crites Sweetheart of a Sale Ad in Wednesday's paper should read with trade. Adv. * * * Asks Pooling Of Oil, Gas Interests TOPEKA (AP)-A controversial measure to authorize well spacing, pooling of interests and unitization of oil and gas pools was introduced today in the Kansas House by Reps. Ross Doyen, R- Rice, and Richard Liebert, D- Coffeyvillc. The bill was prepared as an outgrowth of a Legislative Council study but the council did not recommend the legislation. The Oil and Gass Committee of the Kansas House has had the proposal under study but could not reach agreement to introduce the measure. Doyen said earlier he probably would introduce the bill just to get it before the Legislature. In a move described by some House members as sheer coincidence, a bill was introduced immediately following the oil and gas measure to ban former members of the Legislature or former elective state officers from serving as lobbyists until at least two years after the expiration of their office. He Would Pep Up Federal Services WASHINGTON (AP) — President Kennedy today prescribed ways to pep up the nation's health services- then got in a quick plug for his politically hot medicare proposals he may send Congress next week. Today's message to Capitol Hill spelled out how the $1.6 billion in health funds—requested in his budget for the fiscal year starting next July 1—would be spent. It's $250 million more than the price tag in the current fiscal year. The President proposed steps to: Encourage and support training of more doctors, dentists and nurses, by helping build new and expand existing schools. Extend for five years authority to share costs of building new hospitals, boost funds for new nursing homes, and share costs of hospital modernization. Strengthen federal authority over sales of cosmetics, over-the- counter drugs and other health items. Require cosmetic manufacturers to prove the safety of their wares and health device producers to prove both safety and effectiveness. The President devoted two paragraphs in his 10-page message to what he called "a tragic irony that medical science has kept millions of retired men and women alive to face illnesses they cannot afford." "Needless suffering in silence, financial catastrophe, public or private charity—these are not ac- Must Pay Because He Couldn't Play WICHITA (AP)-The sour note was that James Henry Hudson, 27, of Cheney, Kan., can't play a tune, and that's why he and Leland Newbrey, 27, and Raymond S. Cornelson, 35, both of Wichita all are accused of burglary. Lt. Jim Moore and Sgt, Leonard Peters of the Sedgwick County sheriff's road patrol had awakened Newbrey—asleep in a stalled car—to see if he needed help with the flat tire they had noticed. They were told no, thanks, his friend—Hudson—had gone to get help. While waiting to see that help arrived safely, the officers noticed that the car's trunk contained a saxophone, a piccolo, two clarinets and a cornet, among other items. His friend was a musician and he was helping him move, Newbrey hastily explained. So when Hudson returned with a spare tire and tools, the officers requested that he entertain them. Hudson couldn't, and the men admitted that the instruments had been taken from a school at Peru- Kan. In later questioning, the men al- legedly admitted previous school breakins at Oatville and Udall. Cornelson was implicated, the officers said. Sedgwick County authorities today received a Chautauqua County warrant charging Newbrey and Hudson in the Peru burglary and were awaiting a Cowley County warrant naming the pair in connection with the Udall burglary. They said Newbrey and Cornelson had admitted the Oatville burglary in written confessions and that formal charges in that case were being drawn up here. ceptable alternatives in the richest country on earth," he said. "Social Security health insurance must be enacted this year." It was an advance boost for his medicare proposals, defeated in Congress last year. He intends to ask for it again in a general message on aging which a spokesman said would probably come next week. The President also wants to boost research and control of air pollution and general health research by the National Institutes of Health. The President called the shortage of doctors and dentists "particularly serious" since the schools are not graduating enough trained persons to keep up with the growth of the population. "In 1950, there were 1,300 people in the United States for each family physician," he said. "The present outlook—unless steps are taken now is for more than 2,000 people per family physician by 1970." He also pointed to the shortage of nurses—and the estimated need to increase today's professional nursing ranks of 550,000 to 680,000 by 1970. About 4,000 nurses are graduated from colleges each year. The President recommended extending the 16-year-old Hill-Burton Act, due to expire June 30, 1964, for another five years. It permits federal sharing of hospital building costs. The President wants it widened to include modernization costs, and funds increased for nursing homes for older people. He also asked Congress to provide a five-year program in which federal mortgage insurance and loans would help doctors and dent. ists build and equip small centers for group practice. This is expected to stretch further available medical and dental personnel as a temporary solution to shortages. Fire On Farm MELVERN - Fire destroyed a barn with 500 bales of hay, 10 calves and some grain on the Ronnie Bitts farm Tuesday morning. A heat lamp was. thought to have started the blaze. QUEEN OF COURT CANDIDATES - One of these three Ottawa High seniors will be crowned Queen of Court during Ottawa- Olathe basketball game Friday night. Girls (from left) are Barbara Heathman, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heathman, 1040 N. Cherry; Judy Ferguson, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ferguson, RFD 4, Ottawa, and Kay Banr, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ban, 820 S. Cedar. (Herald Photo)

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