The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 9, 1963 · Page 4
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, February 9, 1963
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OTTAWA Pig* Toot Editorials HERALD Saturday, Feb. 9, 1963 Saturday Notebook The licking this country has taken the last week in its prestige around the world is enough to make one feel a little sick. We lost out in the Common Market struggle in Europe, were scorned in South America because of Cuba and indirectly caused the fall of a government in Canada. Contemplating this low ebb, we got a lift out of a letter we received from four University of Kansas students, residents of Italy and Germany, who are studying in this country. During the semester break the four went to New Orleans. They went by car, an old car, but had no trouble enroute. Coming back it was a different story. But let them tell it. "One of our problems was with the tires, if it is possible to call those four pieces of rubber tires. We developed great skill in fixing the muffler which broke down every 100 miles. The little rocks on the road which are supposed to provide a rough surface cut through the rubber and we finally had three flats at the same time in the middle of the night, between Moran and Kincaid on US59. "Very early in the morning one of our group went to the closest restaurant, Evelyn's Cafe, operated by Mrs. Evelyn Smethers, of Kincaid, in order to find help, since we had to be in Lawrence that same day for enrollment. "He told our story to Mrs. Smethers, and all the guests in the restaurant, peo- To Your Good Health pie of Kincaid and the near neighborhood. Mrs. Smethers immediately offered to take us to Ottawa. There a friend from Topeka picked us up. "After having enrolled we went down in order to fix the car, but we had nothing to do. The car was fixed already. The guests who were in the cafe that morning had done all the work in the meantime. >» "The only thing we could do was to say thank you. They didn't want a single cent for all they had done for us, for the food, taking us to Ottawa or repairing the car. "This experience we had with Mrs. Smethers and her friends contributes very much to the good picture of the American people that we will take with us when we go back to Europe." The letter was signed by Helmut Reichelt, Pietro Sirena, Barbara Antonini and Bert Hoffmann. One of our carrier boys graduated to a better job recently and had to give up his route. His example, however, should indicate that youthful initiative isn't lost entirely in this country. He had a route for 21 months. During that time he provided all his own spending money, bought most of his school supplies and activity tickets, paid $42 for a power mower which he used during the summer to add to his income. In addition he bought a bicycle to use on his route and upon his retirement as a carrier boy had over $450 in the bank. No Medicine For Cataract Dr. Molnei By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: I am told I have a cataract on one eye. Have you ever heard of drops put in the eye to treat a cataract? If an operation is necessary, is it serious?—F.M. We're all sensitive about our eyes and eyesight. If it's a refraction error and can be corrected by glasses, we don't think much about it. But an "operation on the eye"? That sounds alarming. Actually, as now performed, it isn't bad although I guess hardly anybody really enjoys going to a hospital. (There have been times when I have found it very restful, though.) Modern eye anesthetics eliminate pain, and sedatives are used before and after the surgery to take care of the natural nervousness. It's an operation demanding precision but I don't think I'd call it a serious one except for that. Then after the eye is healed, lenses are fitted to direct the light rays to the proper part of the retina, the job done by the natural lens hi the eye before the "cataract" clouded it. The new lenses may be spectacles, or may be contact lenses which are coming into greater use for this purpose. A cataract actually is a chemical change which causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy, thus gradually preventing sufficient light from passing through. To date there is no medicine which will correct By jph This And That The most interesting part of a trip to a gad* about friend of ours is when he opens his suitcase on his first night out and discovers what he has forgotten to pack this time. It has been so cold in Europe that the Danube has frozen over for the first time in 150 years. Oh, the beautiful ice blue Danube. usually m isonablv •» A reigning beauty proves to be a reasonably attractive girl who h a s an extremely rich father. JPH Compact models are representing a declining percentage of the cars now being sold. Probably because we Americans are the show-off type who like to prove our prowess in maneuvering the big brutes into narrow parking spaces. An exchange, we note, places on its society pages stories about speeding charges filed. It seems logical, too, to put together all the activities of the fast set. Thought for today: Were Abraham Lincoln still alive next Tuesday, he would be 154. Local grandfather this winter has realized his frequently expressed ambition of experiencing a winter such as winters were when he was a boy. The old coward is fleeing next week to Florida. Build • better mousetrap, as Emerson, if it was Epperson, said, and the world will beat a path to your door. If the world doesn't find plenty of free parking at the end of the path, however, it won't tarry. this. There have been claims from time to time. Some people were mistaken in their claims. Others were deliberately offering their so-called remedies because they knew gullible people would pay money for them in hope of avoiding surgery. However, medication can be helpful to this extent. Since the problem essentially is that the lens, as it clouds, does not admit enough light, drugs which dilate the pupil will permit some added light to pass through. In the right case, and at the right time, this can be helpful. The time varies because there is great variation in the rate at which the cataract turns cloudy sometimes fast, sometimes slow. In some cases, it may not ever impair eyesight. But cataracts never get better, and if you can't see adequately, surgical removal is the only answer. I'm often asked when this should be done. It used to be the custom to allow cataracts to "ripen," but these days the decision depends rather on the need for improving vision. A person who needs to use his eyes for close work should have surgery much sooner than the person who doesn't. I've known plenty of people who, after the operation, vehemently wondered why they had put it off so long. Dear Dr. Molner: What is Sjogren's syndrome and what causes it?—J.D.W. It's a condition in which there is decreased secretion of moisture in the eyes, in the mouth, insufficient saliva, and similar dryness of nose, throat, stomach and other mucous membranes. The skin becomes dry, there is loss of hair, eyes are sensitive to light, and there is difficulty in swallowing and general weakness. The cause is not known, I regret to say. Fat! My leaflet, "The Lost Secret of Reducing," tells how to get rid of it the easy way. For your copy write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI., enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 5 cents in coin to cover cost of handling. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO Frank Davis of near Williamsburg finished sowing 100 acres of oats. Miss Eileen Strickler was working temporarily at the office of County Clerk Don Harbison during the rush of preparing forms for assessors. The county commissioners arranged for repair of 36 chairs in the Franklin County courthouse. 50 FEARS AGO Only 52 automobile owners in Ottawa had purchased new 1913 license tags for their cars. There were about 150 autos in Ottawa. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Rathjen of 9 miles southeast of Ottawa. Robert Emley had a half dollar he had kept for 24 years. The coin was dated 1847. Prayer For Today The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12. RSV.) PRAYER: Eternal God, we thank Thee that Thou our Father has spoken to us by Thy Son, and dost continue to speak to us through the words of Scripture. Grant us the gift of Thy spirit that we may be led into a fuller and deeper understanding of Thy Word and may find strength to be doers of Thy will; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Cyclone Doin's MARGARET ANNE Weekend Of Fun After Long Week By MARGARET WILLIAMS and ANNE MACHIN Although the school week was | use rings parallel bars, trampo- filled with studies, absences due to sickness and testing, OHS students are heading into a fun- filled weekend Beginning the chain of events was last night's Queen of Courts coronation. Making an aisle for the Royalty, Barbara Heathman. Kay Barr and Judy Ferguson, was the Drill Team, dressed in black and white, holding gold sa- bres in the form of an archway. The queen and her princesses, after being presented to their subjects, reigned over the remainder of the Ottawa-Olathe game. Rosie Lister, art club president, was in charge of the laven- dar, blue and green decorations for the mixer sponsored by the Student Council. Escorting Her Majesty and the princesses were senior Cyclone players, Rick Winchester, Ben Park and Roger Ferguson. Before the game, Jane Bennett held the senior girls' potluck. All the girls were excited over their three friends' good fortune. Thursday, the entire senior class spent all six class hours taking Kansas Senior Comprehensive Tests. These tests covered all subjects that students were supposed to have been exposed to by this time. Tests will be sent, to Emporia to be graded by elec- trographic means. P. K. Worley and Mrs. Delores Doman, OHS counselors, administered the tests. Students can use the results of these tests in determining whether or not? they have learned the fundamentals, and to which field they are most suited. During the week, an epidemic of absences has hit the high school. Colds and flu cases have taken their toll from teachers and students alike. Eight teachers have been absent this week while around 40 students daily have not been well enough to attend. The Kayettes have begun competitive programs among the sophomores, junior and senior members of the organization. At each meeting, a different class takes over the program. Thursday afternoon, the senior girls were responsible for two skits, "The Landing of the Pilgrims as it Wasn't" and "Traffic Trouble." Participating in the humorous skits were Nancy Burlingham, Kerry Pound, Kay Barr, Myra Droge, Lindy Wallace, Margaret Williams, Edith Ponton, Judy Ferguson, Barbara Heathman, Kris Ziegler, Jane Bennett, Edith Keenan, Linda Wheeler, Jo Meeker, Carolyn Christensen, Lavonne Hobbs, Merrily Langdon, Sandy Engles, Cheryl Dewald, Merida Silvey, Jean Allen, Harriett Bechtle, Darline Diven, Marcia Doman and Susan Kelly. Today eight GAA girls and their advisor, Mrs. Lorena Williamson, went to Turner High School to attend a girls' gymnastics workshop. Carol Moherman, Pat Rybolt, Karen Kasper, Kathy Reusch, Ellen Speer, Candy Wait, Linda Shaughnessy and Edith Ponton will be learning with athletic equipment new to them. The playday will teach girls to Ottawa Herald 1962 FIBST IN KANSAS 106-101 8. MlIB Published dally except Sunday ana Holidays. Second clan postage at Ot tawa, Kansas. Robert B. Welllngtd Editor Ana Publishei iuhscrlplmn rules to Irartc area— Hj mail, one month $1.00, three months, 13.00, six months, $5.00, one year 8.00. tfuusunpuuo rate* uuuide trade aruu —By mall, one month, 11.50; three months $4.25; fix months, 18.00; on* year, IIS. 00. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Annotated Press it entitled •>• cliulvely to the use toi publication ol •11 the local >ewi printed In the aewa, paper M wall M all AP MW« «l» lines, balance bars and how to perform sychronized exercise. Wednesday night, the OHS Future Farmers of America played the Paola FFA in the Ottawa senior High gym. The Ottawa team, Roger Adcock, Brad O'Dea, Bob Hayden, Jack Hayden, Rick Wood and Bill Ferguson, won the 'game, (26-25. Charles Centner, government teacher, refereed the game. Earlier in the week, some other members of the FFA, Roy Dunn, Lyle Turner, Roger Ferguson, Brad O'Dea, Rick Wood, Roger Adcock and Gary McClay, traveled to Osage City for a crop- judging show. S. S. Bergsma, agriculture instructor, accompanied the boys. The Ottawans placed fifth out of the nine schools participating. Continuing the busy weekend, the Cyclone cheerleaders will be the guests of the Lion yellers at Lawrence this evening. The Lawrence varsity cheerleaders invited the OHS six to dinner before the roundball contest between the two schools. At the game, the cheerleaders will join the girls who rode the Pep Club bus and the other team supporters in trying to raise the gym's roof. A crowd of Ottawans probably will be attending the game tonight, as the Cyclones seek sweet revenge for the 64-54 defeat handed them by the Lions in their first meeting. Curious Things At Curiosity Day Wellsville — The seventh grade social studies class at Wellsville again viewed a variety of objects brought for "curiosity day." Students showed the items to the government class and to Supt. W. E. Peterson. Roy Chambers, who teaches the class, brought gold earrings and a brooch more than 100 years old, as well as a collection of Swiss coins, 1880; John O'Neil, a Japanese fan, hand carved from bamboo; Jim Crist, a sword used in the Civil War; Debbie Poole, French coin, 20 francs, and sea horse; Freddie Knight, a large pine cone from Reno, Nevada, a Mexican stamp and a red ear of corn; Gary Higbie, "Stars and Stripes" newspaper published in 1919, an old book about the 35th Division in World War I and two freehand drawings by his aunt, Jo Ellen Cougnenour, a card having the sign language of the deaf; Vicki Holden, sample of soil from Sacramento, Calif., brought home by Mrs. Charles Pierce; Billy Lytle, two Daguer- rotype pictures; Mike Holtwick, fourth grade reader about 90 years old and pins about 100 years old. Wellsville Newi Kayettes Attend Conference By BERNICE HOLDEN About 54 Kayettes at Wellsville High School, accompanied by the sponsor, Helen Courtney, attended the KAY unit conference at Spring Hill. Wanda May Vinson, state director of KAY, was present. County health nurses, Mrs. Rosalie Osburn and Mrs. Mickey, were at the Wellsville Elementary School Tuesday, Feb. 5, to check vision, weight and height of the students. A goad many pupils of the Wellsville junior and senior high school have been absent this week due to illness. Wellsville eighth graders were guests of the seventh grade Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at a Valentine party in the school multipurpose room. The young people danced and played games. Seventh grade sponsors are Mrs. Keith Adriance and Roy Chambers. Twenty or more young people attended the Kiwanis - sponsored party Saturday night at the Ernest Harris farm. Skating wasn't possible due to a hole in the ice in the middle of the pond, but a wiener roast was held. Films on Canada and a safari of South Africa were viewed at Kiwanis Tuesday night. Between 15 and 18 members were present. Meeting at the home of Mrs. H. B. Lusk recently was the Fidelis Class of the Wellsville Methodist Church. Co-hostess was Mrs. Lee Chamberlain. Mrs. Hazel Swartz, vice president, presided in the president's absence. Devotions given by Mrs. Chamberlain included two poems written by Mrs. Lusk. Mrs. Lusk was requested to give an original poem during the program. She had charge of recreation. Refreshments were served to 14 members and two . guests. Crescent Club met Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, with Mrs. Norman Shannon. "Art as an Aid to Understanding Other Cultures" was the program topic of Mrs. Bill Kyle who used slides. The next meeting will be Feb. 19 with Mrs. W. D. Farney. The program topics will include "Hymns Using the Stero" by Mrs. Farney and "United Nations" by Mrs. Bernhard Fleming. A total of $221.34 collected for the March of Dimes fund is reported by Carl Warnock, chairman for Wellsville and the surrounding community. The Louis H. Hanson unit of American Legion Auxiliary conducted the Mothers March in Wellsville, through which $153.59 was collected, and the business house soliciialion, at which $64.75 was collected. The Hesper community contributed $4. Third Grade Brownie Scouts made place mats, nut cups and paper carnations for Valentine's Day under the direction of Mrs. Donna Lesh, leader, and Mrs. Irene Hagen, assistant leader. The girls learned two new songs. Roger Seyler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Seyler, Jr., of Perry, received his Eagle Scout award Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Methodist Church in Perry. Roger is 14 years old and a freshman at Perry High School. He is the grandson of Mrs. Delia Seyler, Wellsville. Mrs. Genella Patton was elected secretary to fill a vancancy Tuesday night, Feb. 5, at the regular meeting of Wellsville Reebekah Lodge No. 356 in Rebekah Hall. Thelma Pierce, noble grand, presided. A.LVan Cleave Laff-A-Day The Next Station Is Too Far Away A. I. VAN CLEAVE This is for non-Kansans who drive this way after the gasoline tax is increased and who figure they'll make that station just across the line rather than pay it: We were cutting across the northwest corner of Louisiana because some of the children had never been inside my "old home state" and wanted to say that they had. Darkness caught us there at a roadside park a bit northeast of Shreveport where we put away the two chickens a sister-in-law lovingly had fried and packed for us. We slipped through Shreveport and headed southwest toward Austin. The register said the tank was empty, but the engine kept purring. It couldn't be too far to Texas, I thought, and to gasoline without a 7-cent state tax on it. Somewhere out there in the Van darkness the engine stopped purring, and I pushed the car off the highway, locked the family inside and started hiking, toward a light about a quarter of a mile away. The light came from the home of a young man. Upon hearing my story, he brought out a gallon can of gasoline, for his lawn mower, he said, and drove me back to the car. I poured in the contents of the can. "I'll follow you," he said, "to see if that gets you to where you can buy some gas. Which way do you want to go?" He said It was about the same distance back to the nearest Louisiana station and to the nearest one across the line in Texas. "Let's go back," I said, and we did. I had the tank filled and he had his can filled. He refused to take a cent for his efforts or for the gasoline. Whenever I'm in that part of the country now I try to make Louisiana with a near empty tank. I want to fill up there and pay the extra tax. Maybe that nice young man, a forest ranger employed by the state, will get some of it. Library Notes Labor Camp Story Told By Russian By NELL BARNABY Librarian Among the new books added to the library's collection this week is the much - talked about "One Day in the Life of Ivan Deni- sovich." Translated from the Russian by Max Hayward and Ronald Highley, this book is the Prea- ger edition of the novel of life in Stalin's forced labor camps. The Dutton edition has been ordered and will be available soon. Carl Sand- fa u r g's "Honey and Salt," is a new book of poems by the 85- year - old American poet. This slender volume contains 72 new poems, strongly lyrical, which embrace life NELL with wit, warmth, and affection. "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters," by J. D. Salinger, contains two long short stories which carry on the tradition of the Glass family. Salinger is the author of the very popular book of a few months ago, "Franny and Zooey." Richard McKenna's Harper prize - winning first novel has as its scene China in the 1920's. Its characters are the devoted crew Assistant Pastor For Baldwin WELLSVILLE - Rev. Garold H. Cooper has been named assistant pastor of the Wellsville Baptist Church and the Baldwin Baptist Chapel. He'll preach at Baldwin. Mr. Cooper is a first year student at the Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Kas. He was graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University. Mr. Cooper is married, and he and Mrs. Cooper have two children. Rev. and Mrs. Cooper plan to move to Baldwin as soon as housing can be obtained. He will bring the message on Sunday night, Feb. 10, at the Wellsville Baptist Church. Respiratory Illness Up C Kinj Fatura Sywilcilc. Inc., I9«J. WorfJ ri^KU IORVO^ "... and you call yourself a watchdog!" ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - Outbreaks of acute respiratory diseases have been reported in 10 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Public Health Service's communicable disease center said today. The outbreaks have been reported in Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina Delaware, Maine and Vermont. The report said the number of pneumonia-influenza deaths reported weekly by 108 cities has remained above the epidemic atage for the put month. of an old Navy gunboat patrolling on a tributary of the Yangtze River, protecting the lives and property of American missionaries and business men. A long novel of a country in torment, of men and women torn by old loyalties and new values — this provides exciting reading. 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