The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 11, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, February 11, 1963
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VOL. 6T NO. 53 OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA. KANSAS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Fear Asian Flu Sweep Over Most Of Country UNEMPLOYED? - THEY'LL HELP YOU - Cal Ewing, manager of Ottawa office of Kansas State Employment Service, and Mrs. Virginia McGhee, member of staff, .are pictured in new building at counter at which unemployment claims applications are received. At right is double front entrance of building. Dedication and open house will be Friday. (Herald Photos by Lois Smith) Dedication And Open House Friday At Employment Office Dedication ceremonies for Ottawa's new Kansas State Employment Service office building, 2nd and Cedar will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Robert A. Anderson, Ottawa attorney and a member of the Kansas State Board of Social Welfare, will give the dedicatory address. Responding for the Kansas State Employment Service will be C. J. Poirier, Employment Service director, Topeka, and Calvin C. Ewing, local office manager. Mayor Charles R. Williamson will accept the building for the city. Open house will follow the dedication at 3 p.m., and the public will have an opportunity to tour the new facility. Presiding at the dedication will be Harold L. Smith, commissioner of labor for Kansas. M. W. Buffon, executive director of the Kansas Employment Security Division, parent state agency of the Ottawa local office, will give the salutation. Rev. Ellsworth E. Caylor, Westminster United Presbyterian Church pastors, will give the invocation, and Father Henry J. Beier, Sacred Heart Church, the benediction. The ceremony will be boradcast on station KOFO. Designed by State Architect James C. Canole, and Hollis & Miller, Architects and Engineers of Overland Park, the building is a modern, one-story structure of haydite block construction, begun by W. E. McGaffin & Co., Inc., Hutchinson, and completed by WASHINGTON (AP)-A shockwave of Asian flu — a wintry friend of death—is hitting the Eastern Seaboard and. leapfrogging inland as far as Kansas. U.S. Public Health Service officials can't say for sure, but the odds are it will spread in local outbreaks across the country. In a sampling of 108 cities, the Public Health Service reports that pneumonia-influenza deaths have * * * Some Cases In Kansas TOPEKA (AP) — Asian influenza has been confirmed in Johnson County and at Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka, Dr. Don E. Wilcox, Kansas epidemologist, said today. Wilcox said the illness is generally mild and that if ill persons take care of themselves there should be no troube. Symptoms, he said, inculde a sudden onset of fever, generally about 101-102 degrees, chills, headache, cough, sore throat and general aching. He recommended persons go to bed, get plenty of rest and liuqids and keep warm. Physicians should be consulted if the illness warrants, he said. Wilcox said there is a general increase of absenteeism in schools throughout Kansas resulting largely from mumps, chicken pox, measles and scarlet fever. been running over the epidemic threshhold for four weeks. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, the chronically ill and pregnant women. Asian flu has been confirmed in Maryland, Kansas, Illinois, North Carolina and the District of Columbia. It is suspected strongly but not yet confirmed in Vermont, Maine, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. Confirmation is made by laboratory tests of blood specimens from victims to detect the high level of protective antibodies against the virus, and by spotting the virus in throat swabs. The Public Health Service warned earlier this year that fol- owing the normal cycle Asian flu ikely would strike the nation hard his winter. For a while it looked as though the warning was wrong. Then, in mid-January, the pat- ;ern of Asian flu appeared. Now t is expected to stay until mid- tfarch when it generally declines. Asian influenza is one of the 'A" type influenza viruses which seem to strike every two or three years. It was first seen in the winter of 1957-58. There was some THIS IS OUTSIDE view, looking northwest toward entrance, of new Employment Service building. i . . iS Lawrence Construction Co., Inc., Lawrence. Jim Peterson Masonry, Ottawa, was stone and brickwork subcontractor. The building has dual heating and air conditioning; marble window sills; vinyl asbestos, rubber- backed tile floor; formica counter tops, and aluminum windows with quarter-inch solar gray glare- reducing plate glass windows. All interior shelving and doors are of plain red oak. An employe room has a kitchen unit of stove, sink and refrigerator. The Ottawa office is the eighth in a series of nine new local office buildings now being dedicated in Kansas on which some $650,- 000 was spent acquiring land, building and equipment. The program was undertaken by the Employment Service following authorization by the 1961 session of the Kansas Legislature The new Ottawa facility contains some 2,200 square feet of floor space, housing job placement, counseling and testing rooms and unemployment insurance claims-taking activities. A staff of five persons serves the 3-county area of Anderson, Franklin and Miami. In addition to Ewing, the staff includes interviewers Bertha Richardson, Jimmie D. Richardson and Albert E. Sullins. Mrs. Robert McGhee is serving as recep- ionist during the temporary absence of Mrs. James Pollom. "We welcome the opportunity of continuing in our new location ;o assist employers and community planners in solving their man- sower problems and in helping workers find jobs tailored to their individual abilities," Ewing declared. Among post managers who are expected to be present are A. E. Ford, and Robert Wasson, Ottawa, and Maynard Hempstead and George Medlock, Topeka. Herald Employe Winningest Newspaperwoman In Kansas If they had been giving away plums in this year's Kansas Press Women contest, Mrs. Lois Smith, The Herald's women's news editor, would have taken the whole tree. M r s. Smith won seven first place certifi cates. In last year's contest, a large purple artificial plum was given for each first place win. Lois won four of the plums and Lois handful of second and third-place certificates. This year there were no plums, just certificates, and Lois brought home from Wichita, where the Press Women met for their annual convention, a handful of the first-place variety. She won more first places than any other contestant. Lois won first place for excellence in the women's news pages in daily newspapers under 9,999 circulation, and first in food articles. She won first in the news story event in under-9,999 dailies with her story on what Ottawa schools are doing to keep "John- jny" from dropping out. Her editorial on employment of young people won first place in I the editorial - in - daily - newspapers category. ; Her picture and story layout on the Guidance Center placed first in the feature layout category. And her Mother's Day picture of Mrs. Jim Allen, Ottawa RFD 4, and her children, won first place in the feature picture class. Herald readers had opportunities to judge the merits of these six entries, because all were published in The Herald. Lois' seventh first • place win was in the magazine news story category. Her entry was a story on Ottawa's Book Fair which was published in a library magazine. Mrs. Dorothy Bishop, public relations director for Osawatomie State Hospital, received six awards. Included were a first on interview, four seconds on special edition of a weekly, news story in magazine, editorial in weekly and feature in daily over 10,000, and a third on page (in weekly) edited by a woman. Mrs. Smith and Frances Grinstead, University of Kansas School of Journalism, accompanied Mrs. Bishop to the Press Women's meeting. Wichita Presswomen hosted the mid-winter convention in Lassen Hotel with Mrs. Helen Card, state president, in charge. Jan Whalen was general chairman and Betty Stewart, decorations chairman. Other features Saturday besides the awards banquet in the evening were a board meeting and Dutch lunch, registration and a tour of the Eagle-Beacon building. Sunday sessions were a Continental breakfast and assembly, a panel discussion "Bane or Blessing," moderated by Virginia Conard; a film, "Time and Two Women," a business session and a luncheon. Speaker for the luncheon was Mrs. Hortense Myers, Indianapolis, Ind., NFPW president. Her topic was "Never Leave Home." Mrs. Myers is connectec with the Indiana bureau of UPI. Tauy's Toot When you're tired of cold weather and would like to go fishing—Is that Asian flu? Support your nation. Fly your country's flag on Lincoln's and Washington's Birthday. New 50 star flags available at the Ottawa Herald $3.00. Adv. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Fly Flag For Abe, George The nation this week and next will observe the birthdays of two great Americans, Abraham Lincoln, tomorrow, and George Washington, Feb. 22. One way to "remember" them is to fly the American Flag at your home. Many Ottawans already have flags, obtained through The Herald's flag service. If you don't have one and want one, call at The Herald. There's still time to obtain one for these significant holidays. The large, 3-by-5-foot 50-star flag, complete with mast and socket, is available for $3. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Generally fair and quite cold tonight. Tuesday fair and not so cold. Lows tonight 5 to 10 above. Highs Tuesday upper 20s. High temperature Saturday, 43; low Sunday, 23; high Sunday, 36; low today, 9; high year ago today, 6V; low year ago today, 37; record high thi date, 75 in 1938 and 1951; record low this date. It below zero In 1899; hour ly temperatures, 24 hours ending 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. 6 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .13 ..27 9 p. m 19 ..29 10 p. m 16 ..32 11 p. m 15 ..33 Midnight ..35 1 a. m. ..35 2 a. m. ,.35 3 a. m. ..34 4 a. m. ..32 5 a. m. .26 6 a. m. ..24 7 a. m. ..22 8 a. m. .10 .10 forewarning whsn it was idcnti-1 deaths above the normal deatn Fied in Japan anci named. Vaccines were hurriedly made against the virus and distributed widely across the United States. Officials believe that the Vaccines took the top off of the epidemic that year—but it still was of great proportions. A wave of the disease in the fall of 1957 was associated with 39,300 excess * * •*• rate. The winter have left 20,000 xcess daths. It struck the United States again in 19BO and there were 26,700 excess deaths. From those epidemics, experui have determined that people over 45 are in the risk category—with those over 65 in the area of greatest risk. * * * Some Flu In Ottawa But Nothing Alarming Ottawa Senior High School au-, ber absent with flu. Several grade thorities listed 79 students and schools reported a few cases of one teacher absent with influenza this morning. Officials said the list was the highest number of students that has been recorded this winter. A large number of students and seven teachers were out early last week, but officials said students apparently were recovering well toward the end of the week. This morning's absent record came as a surprise. Other schools in Ottawa reported most students in attendance with no more than the usual num- chickenpox but said class attendance was normal or above normal for this time of year. Dr. J. R. Henning, Franklin County health officer, said he believed there is a normal number of flu cases in the county, but nothing out of the ordinary. He made no distinction in types of the disease. Dr. Henning said he expects no increase in the seasonal illness, if the weather continues to remain as sunny as it has been recently. 3 Killed, 9 Hurt In A Labor Feud KAPUSKASING, Ont. (AP)- A Falls Power & Paper Co., struck smoldering feud between striking lumber workers. and independent loggers erupted in gunfire today. Police said three strikers were killed and nine wounded. The gunplay came without warning at Reesor Siding, 37 miles west of here. Nineteen independent loggers were arrested by the union Jan. 14. Staff Inspector Ralph Taylor of tk- Ontario Provincial Police said about 12 police tried to hold back the strikers but were brushed aside. Then the settlers—the independent loggers—opened fire with rifles and shotguns, he said. "We and 10 rifles, two shotuns and | didn't know they had guns. We a revolver were seized. Police said the trouble began when about 500 members of striking Local 2995 of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union approached a pile of pulpwood cut by the independents. The wood was to be delivered to the Spruce never expected anything like this." Taylor said the strikers were not armed. Threats of violence have hung over the area since the strike began. A special unit of 25 police offi- cers has been patroling the district. The union woodcutters and haulers from eight camps have been roaming roads in the area, and spokesmen for the Spruce Falls firm have charged they were terrorizing the small operators. About 800 settlers, farmers and small contractors comprise the independents. The union seeks a contract patterned after a settlement with Abitibi Power & Paper Co. which provides a 40-hour week instead of the present 44, and a six-cent- an-hour wage increase over the next two years. Recover Money Believed Stolen From Drug Store Ottawa police today recovered $270 allegedly stolen Saturday night from Kaiser Drug Store, 420 S. Main. Police Chief Eugene Flaherty told The Herald the money had been found in sacks and that one person had been picked up by police in connection with the theft. The chief said officers were in the process of arresting another person. He said a tip to his department had led to the recovery. A thief or thieves entered the drug store, during business hours between 6:15 and 7:15 Saturday night and took a plastic money sack, containing about $375 in cash and some checks and a large brown wallet, containing about $125 in cash and some checks. The money sack and wallet were in a open safe located in the middle of the store. Police said John G. Kaiser, 626 S. Locust, was waiting on customers in the front of the store about the time of the theft. Kaiser told police he heard the back door of the store open once, but did not pay any attention to it since he ordinarily leaves the door open for customers who patronize the store or pass through from mi alley. Police said Kaiser closed his business about 9 and then laid down for a nap. He got up again about 11 that night and noticed the wallet and sack missing when he started to close the safe. Officers said the money sack was red and made of plastic. It bore the name of the First National Bank of Ottawa. The other container was described as • large brown wallet. Police are continuing the investigation. ^^rr^?|i ^)|PSSP?^^V^ 3"'^ AT CONSECRATION SERVICE - These men, along with other men and Booth, Ottawa, Methodist District superintendent; Joe Ten-ill, Topeka, Horat and women, took part Sunday in consecration service for Hays Hall, new educational Terrill, and Ernest Harris, chairman of church's building committee. Addition, building at Wellsville Methodist Church. From left are Glenn Horst, Horst and which cost $77,880.32, was named for the late John Hays who donated $10,OMfor Terrill Architects, Topeka; Rev. Jim Nabors, Wellsville Methodist pastor; Melvin Us structure. Related Picture on Pg. 6. (Herald Photo)

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