The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 12, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 54 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Renew Test Ban Talk With Call By Kennedy PRESIDENT KENNEDY V. V. KUZNETSOV Father Slays 5 Children, Kills Himself "Fife Ran Off With A Man And Left Me With The Kids" KINGSPORT, Term. (AP) — A Kingsport father who left a note saying his wife had run off with a man and left him with the kids shot and killed his five children today and then took his own life. Police Capt. Jim Broyles, deputy coroner of Sullivan County, ruled the deaths murder and suicide. Broyles said D. C. Pierson, 34, shot his children and himself with a shotgun. The officer identified the children as Cathy, 14; Rickey 10; Diana, 5; Jackie, 3, and Tommy, 2. The bodies of the children were found in their nightclothing in beds at the Piersons" modest two- bedroom house. Each had been shot in the head. Pierson's body, a shotgun charge in the head, was found in a hallway. Broyles said Pierson printed and signed a note which read: "My wife ran off with a man and left me with the kids. They are sick and crying for their mother. I love them so much I cannot let them suffer and let them grow up in a broken home and go through life being mistreated. They will go to heaven and may God have mercy on me and my wife." A neighbor, Bill Gilliam, told police he sat up until 1:30 a.m. drinking coffee with Pierson. "He appeared to be extremely despondent," Gilliam said. Several hours after the bodies were found police said they had been unable to find any trace of Mrs. Pierson. Asks 'Guarded' Nuclear Treaty But Kuznetsoy Conies Out With Same Old Soviet Line By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH GENEVA (AP) — The 17-nation disarmament conference resumed today with a call from President Kennedy for a safeguarded nuclear test ban agreement that would sow confidence and trust among the nations. The Soviet Union promptly threw in a blockbuster. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily V. Kuznetsov followed up Kennedy's message with a proposal that would deprive the United States of the use of foreign 1 bases for its nuclear deterrent forces. Kuznetsov's proposal — coming after U.S. and British expressions of optimism over a nuclear test ban—caught Western negotiators by surprise. The Soviet plan has no chance of acceptance by the Western powers. The plan provides for an East- West treaty calling for a permanent ban on "the use of foreign territories for stationing strategic means of delivery of nuclear weapons." Kuznetsov accompanied his proposal with an attack on nations that have established submarine and other strategic nuclear bases on foreign territories "for the purpose of dealing a nuclear blow on vital centers of other states." This meant the United States. The bases, he charged, "greatly aggravate the international situation and increase the war threat." Kuznetsov repeated Moscow's position offering two or three onsite inspections a year in the Soviet Union under a test ban treaty. The U.S. position is that eight or 10 are needed. But he put most of his emphasis on the new Soviet proposal and his remarks on the test ban treaty contained no new element giving rise to hopes for an early pact Kennedy's message was read Tinian's Rainbow' To Shine Thursday Tax Refunds Going Begging The U. S. District Director of Internal Revenue, Wichita, lists the following persons with Ottawa addresses who are entitled to refund checks from the Department of Revenue: Clyde and L. Parrel Foraker, John L. Overby, and Donald E. and Helen R. Sheler. These persons, it is announced, can receive the checks by contract ing the District Director of Internal Revenue, Wichita, Kas., and establishing their identity. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair tonight and Wednesday. Nod. erating temperatures. Low tonight in 'teens. High Wednesday near 40. KANSAS FORECAST - Generally fair tonight and Wednesday with slowly rising temperatures. Low tonight 10 to 15 northwest to near 20 southeast. High Wednesday in the upper- 30s. High temperature yesterday, 27: low today, 14; high year ago today, 76; low year ago today, 4U; record high this date, 78 in 1963; record low this date, 36 below zero in 1899; hourly temperatures, '21 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 13 8 p m. 10 a. m 14 10 p. m. 11 a. m 17 11 p. m. 18 Midnight Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. * p. in, 7 p. m. • p. m. .26 .25 28 .......36 34 23 30 11 1 a. m. 2 ». m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. • a. m. 16 14 15 .......IB 17 19 18 81 30 31 30 19 Ottawa High School's operetta, "Finian's Rainbow," a delightful musical, will be presehted on two evenings this week. Thursday and Saturday, at Memorial Auditorium. The show begins at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets, at $1 each, are on sale by members of the cast, crew and directors. Handling the production are three Ottawa High personalities, P. K. Worley, Ottawa high counselor; Jane Feuerborn, head of speech and drama; and John Jones, head of the vocal music department. The operetta is a fantasy embracing Irish folklore, leprechaun gold, romance, the magic soil of Fort Knox, lilting songs such as "How Are Things in Glocca Morra," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Devil Moon," "If This Isn't Love," and "Something Sort of Grandish." Worley, Miss Feuerborn and Jones have some past plays to their credit at Ottawa High and "Finian's Rainbow" is expected to be another fine production. to the conference by the chief American disarmament negotiator, William C. Foster. "The prospects of agreement on a test ban treaty now seem somewhat more encouraging than before because of the acceptance by the Soviet Union of the principle of on-site inspection." But Kennedy stressed that the Soviet Union must show a genuine willingness to negotiate. Foster told Kuznetsov that two or three inspections a year were not satisfactory. He asked the Soviet Union to bargain on this point and on the number of black boxes—robot recording stations—which would be allowed on Russian soil. Kuznetsov merely restated the old Russian position and displayed no trace of a willingness to compromise. Shortly before the conference opened after a long recess Britain's chief negotiator said the Western powers may be willing to scale down still further the number of on-site inspections needed to control a nuclear test .ban.. But there was no indication the United States was ready for such a stand. Shortly before: 5th graf 151. Warming Up */• TOPEKA (AP)-A slow warming trend will move across Kansas today with generally fair skies and moderating , temperatures forecast for the next 36 hours. Winds will continue to be light to moderate from the north, the Weather Bureau said, and will tend to slow the temperature rise. Readings were averaging about 15 degrees this morning across the state, after lows of 10 at Garden City and Goodland were reported Monday night. Tauy's Toot So far no Ottawans have joined in the President's national walking craze, and I don't know whether this means their ankles are weak or their minds are sound. 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. Senate Pages These four Lincoln School sixth graders make plans with teaHh cr to serve as pages in Kansas Senate this week. They are (from left) Larry Lynn, son of Mrs. Juanita Gragg, RFD 4, Ottawa; Louis Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kelly, 916 N. Cedar; Nancy Lollar, 421 W. 5th, teacher; David Lowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lowman, 1136 N. Cedar, and Donald McCleary, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. McClcary, 723 N. Cedar. (Herald Photo) Crackdown On Reds In Iraq BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)-Iraq's revolutionary regime, already shooting Iraqi Reds, had begun cracking down on Communist residents from Eastern Europe, a German traveler said today. "They are treating the Westerners excellently, but for people from the Eastern European Communist countries it is a very different thing." said Gunter Stocker, a Duesseldorf businessman who arrived from Bagdad on a Lebanese airliner. "Four more Iraqi Communists were executed this morning. "I was told that so far three East German military advisers attached to the army under Kassem (executed Premier Abdel Karim Kassem) have been arrested. The East Europeans are trying to get out of the country." Hundreds of Communist bloc technicians, businessmen and their families live in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. Kassem spent millions of dollars on Soviet military equipment for his army and got advisers and technicians with it. The new regime was reported arming civilians to help wage all- out war against diehard Communist backers of Kassem. A traveler, 2nd graf 110-tal8 Liquor Bill In Pigeonhole TOPEKA (AP) - The Federal and State Affairs Committee of the Kansas Senate voted Monday to pigeon-hole a bill for sale of liquor by the drink. Backers of the bill, to permit drinks to be served with meals in hotels and restaurants, had counted on having the bill introduced as a committee bill. It still could be introduced by an individual legislator in either house. Charge 3 Ottawa Youths With Theft Three Ottawa youths, charged with the theft of money from the John Kaiser Drug Store, 420 S. Main, waived prelimary hearing in county court this morning and were bound over to District Court for trial during the April term. The boys, Lewis Baker, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Hart, RFD 2, Ottawa; Paul T. Mclroy, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Melroy, 722 W. 6th, and Ross Eugene Baker, 17, 931 S. Locust, who lives with a relative, were picked up by the police yesterday after the officers received a tip on the theft. Police Chief E. W. Flaherty said the boys admitted the incident and told investigators they entered the business around 7 Saturday night. According to police, the boys said Ross Baker entered the building from the front and sat at the counter while Kaiser, 626 S. Locust, was attending to business in the front of the store. In the meantime, the other boys entered the back entrance. One of them went to the safe and took a money bag and a large wallet while the other stood watch at the door. The boys then left and met Ross Baker on Main street and went to a nearby service station rest room where they opened the bag and wallet to check the money containers. An estimated $500 and some checks were in the bag and wallet. The boys, according to police, said they left the station and walked to Ross Baker's home on Locust Street where they hid the money bag and wallet under a chicken house after taking out a small amount of the money. The boys divided the money on their way to Baker's home, officers said. The boys told officers they met at the Baker home again Sunday to divide the money again. When the police received the tip yesterday they went to Ross Baker's home where they qus- tiond him and the Melroy boy. The two boys admitted the theft and turned over $227 and two checks. They told police about the other boy's part in the burglary and he was picked up at school. Police accompanied the third boy, Lewis Baker, to his home where he turned over $145. Kaiser told police Saturday night that he heard the back door of the drug store close about 7 but did not see anyone enter. Kaiser said he did not think any* thing was unusual since he leaves the door open for customers and patrons who pass through the building from the alley. Kaiser closed his store about 9 Saturday night and then laid down for a nap. When he awakened about 11 he noticed the money bag and wallet were missing from the safe as he was locking it up for the night. He then notified the police. The three boys were committed to jail this morning after they were unable to pay $1,000 bond each. Warren Braves Southland To Speak On Law Needs ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)-A world hastening to find a link with the future is lagging in efforts to improve the law which must rule these amazing discoveries, Chief Justice Earl Warren said today. The law lags behind until crisis stirs it into action," Warren said in an address to an audience of students and faculty at Georgia Tech's Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Here Are Some Of Ottawa's Good Scouts National Boy Scout Week has special significance to these three Ottawa boys he became a Scout. At right. Johnny Collins (left), son of Mr. and Mrs. James Le- who take their Scouting seriously. Bud Smith (toft), 15, grandson of Mrs. Kate Valley, 846 Willow, and Bill Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lee, 530 S. Maple, Smith, 802 Cleveland, is working on his third perfect attendance bar as member of receive first and second class badges from Evert Tyson, troop chairman, at Court Troop 77, Trinity Methodist Church. This means be hasn't missed a meeting since of Honor last night at First Baptist Church. (Herald Photo) He applauded Georgia Tech for the school's progress in science and technology, and said, "I wish that we had made comparable advances in my profession of the law." Warren spoke at a ceremony commemorating the 75lh anniversary of Georgia Tech, which desegregated in 1961. It was Warren's first visit into the Deep South since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its school desegregation ruling of 1954. The chief justice arrived Monday night and left the airport under heavy security guard as posters calling for his impeachment were raised on private property in some sections of the city. Warren emphasized the close connection between science and the law. If science is to serve the peaceful purposes of mankind, "it must be given a peaceful setting in both domestic and world law," he declared. "A society that is governed by law will not permit these great discoveries to he used for destructive purposes," he said. "A world without law is hell-bent for destruction with or without scientific discoveries." He said the fact is that law has not kept abreast of science. "It is not that science is running away and endangering civilization. The real danger lies in the lack of a lawful world, and the absence of a world ordered under law which will negate the pressures to use scientific knowledge for destructive rather than for peaceful purposes." • A few hours before Warren arrived, an Atlanta physician was assured in state court that he had the constitutional right to display signs calling for Warren's impeachment. Twenty four such EARL WARREN . . . Says law lugs. signs, 3'/i by 7 feet, were erected on various private sites. Paola To Get Sewage Funds TOPEKA (AP)-Dr. Robert H. Rieclel, executive secretary of the state Board of Health, said today that eight Kansas cities have received approval for federal aid in construction of sewage treatment facilities during the past month. Estimated costs of construction eligible for federal grants totals $2,055,098 with federal aid to total $544,110. Cities approved for projects are Collyer, Hays Hiawatha, Kansas City, Lebo, McLouth, Paola and Tipton. Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-30W Adv.

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