The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 13, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 55 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES 43 Die In Plane Crash; Look For Reason Why Outstanding Junior High Students Receive Awards Thirty • seven Ottawa Junior High eighth and ninth graders were cited yesterday for scholastic achievement by the Parent- Teachers Association. The students were given scholarship awards by the organization for maintaining a grade average of 92 or better and for their good citizenship records. Among the 37 there were eight ninth graders, pictured above, who received the award for the second time. Eighth grade boys were given Red Glo pins, and eighth grade girls were given Red Glo charms. Ninth grade boys received Bronze Glo pins, and girls, Bronze Glo charms. The awards are to promote scholarship prestige, encourage students to do better work, stress value of academic work through better preparation of daily assignments and encourage responsible citizenship. Serving on the awards committee are Nora Evans, 624 S. Oak; Mrs. Charles Queen, 504 Walnut, and Mrs. Lewis Irwin, 1421 S. Cedar. Ninth grade students receiving the awards for the first time are Joyce Cooper, Karen Cox, Margaret Good, Paulette Good, Anne Laury, Lynda McCall, Janice Moore, Christine Nichols, William Killough Ronald Lloyd and William McNamar. Eighth graders cited are Carolyn Bowers, Sara Jane Doty, Patricia Jameson, Connie Johnson, Linda Kay Mendell, Barbara Morton, Mary Frances Payne, Martha Roush, Barbara Lynn Rybolt, Beverly Ann Schmidt, Linda Sue Signer, Dorothy Spencer, Sara Nell Steere, Ronald Doyen, Thomas L. Wellington, Robert Hegarty, Jon Indall and Bruce Prentice. Liner Plummets Into Everglades MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Charred remains of a jet airliner, which crashed deep in the Florida Everglades with 43 persons aboard, were studied today by federal investigators seeking a cause for the tragedy. There were no survivors. Civil Aeronautics Board and FBI agents worked behind tight security measures, trying to learn why the Northwest Orient Airlines jet plummeted out of the sky Tuesday only minutes after leaving Miami for Chicago, Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore. A planned helicopter airlift of bodies from the smoldering wreckage was delayed by the investigation. John McVVhoitcr of Miami, in charge of CAB operations at the search base, said the first bodies might not arrive until after noon. Seminole Indian children were given a holiday as their school house, 50 miles west of Miami, at THEY'RE REAL SMART — Eight Ottawa Junior High ninth graders were given PTA Scholarship Awards yesterday for second year i i succession. They are among 37 eighth and ninth grade students honored. Pictured are (left row, from top), Thomas E. Glcason, Patricia Richardson, Patricia Sievers, Maria Jo Babcock; (right, row, from top), Hurst Coffman, Linda Sue Humerickhouse, Marilyn Rule and Elizabeth Ann Butler. (Herald Photo by Dick Crawford) place called Miccosukee, be- ame a temporary morgue. The chool also served as a CAB communications base. The two-room, white frame chool stands on concrete stilts iccause it borders on swampland. Park rangers, Florida Highway )atrolmen and the FBI guarded he crash site area, at the edge of he Everglades National Park. The wreckage was 14 miles south of the operations base, across a swamp choked with thick undergrowth that only swamp bug- ies and weasel vehicles could penetrate. The flight recorder box, a compact set of instruments that might >rovide a clue to the crash, was aken from the wreckage and lown by Coast Guard helicopter :o the operations base. The recorder, a steel cylinder designed to withstand extreme iressure and heat, records on metallic tape an aircraft's direction air speed, altitude and acceleration. This morning as inestigators looked for other pieces of the Diane and passenger belongings, a cold north wind whispered acres: the damp, isolated swampland. A team from the U.S. Fish am Uame Commission reached the wreckage about midnight and ra dioed that it found "the plane burning. Miami FBI Agent Wesley Grapp conferred at the operations bas with the CAB team. Grapp saic his office usually cooperates wit! aviation officials in investigatinj such disasters. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST-Coldcr Thursday variable cloudiness and colder. Lows tonight near 15. Highs Thursday 25-30. High temperature yesterday, 43; lo today, 15; high, year ago today, 69; lo year ago today, 38; record high th date, 75 in 1921; record low this dat 28 below zero in 1905; hourly tempera tures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today 9 a. m 23 9 p. m 10 a. m 26 10 p. m 11 a. m 29 11 p. m 31 Midnight 1 a. m 2 a. m 3 a. m Noon 1 p. m 35 2 p. m 39 3 p. m 41 ..43 4 a. m. ..41 5 a. m. ..38 6 a. m. ..33 7 a. m. . .30 8 a, m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .1 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Here Comes Winter Again TOPEKA (AP) - New wintry air headed toward Kansas today, promising much colder temperatures for the next two or three days. Some snow is likely but no accumulations are predicted. Driven by northerly winds, the cold will drop temperatures tonight to 15 to 20 degrees in the northeast and keep them below freezing through Thursday. By Thursday night lows will be even colder, the Weather Bureau predicted, Skies began to cloud in the northeast early today ahead of the cold and will be cloudy through Thursday. * * * Better 58 Years Later Today is the anniversary of the coldest day Ottawa ever had. Fifty-eight years ago this morning, Feb. 13, 1905, the mercury dipped to 28 degrees below zero. The highest temperature ever recorded here was on July 14, 1954, when the mercury climbed to 118 degrees. Thus Ottawa has experienced temperatures ranging over a •pread of 146 degrees. HONORED FOR SERVICE — Bernard Didde, 522 E. 5th, presents Jaycees' Distinguished Service Award to Bob Roberts, 325 S. Hickory, after Roberts was chosen Ottawa's Outstanding Young Man of 1962 at Jaycees' Bosses Night. Didde nominated Roberts for award. Roberts, Lamb Funeral Home manager, was chosen for his United Chest work, civic affiliations, church and Boy Scout work and other accomplishments in community. (Herald Photo) STARS OF "FINIAN'S RAINBOW" - Kay Barr as "Sharon" and Rick Snider as "Woody" have lead roles in "Finian's Rainbow", operetta to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday in Memorial Auditorium by Ottawa High music and drama departments. Kay is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barr, 820 S. Cedar, and Rick the son of Mrs. D. F. Snider, Ottawa RFD 1. Scenery was prepared under direction of Tom Jordan, art instructor. More details and pictures on Pg. 12. (Herald Photo by A. I. Van Cleave) Asian Flu«Or Something Like It-Spreading Fast substitute teachers for those who were ill. The Sharon Springs Central School in Schoharie County, N.Y., closed its doors for the week after 135 of the 425 students and eight 'acuity members developed a flu- ike ailment. A veterans hospital in Minnapo- lis and the Easton, Md., Memorial Hospital curtailed visiting hours because of virus outbreaks similar Lo flu. The Easton hospital said its medical and surgical beds were filled to capacity and it was forced to use obstetric beds which normally are not used for contagious cases. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Asian flu—or something very similar—is sweeping the eastern half of the nation, causing wide-spread absenteeism among students and teachers, forcing some schools to close and resulting in at least 20 deaths. The Carolinas appear to be hardest hit. North Carolina has been declared an epidemic area with flu outbreaks in about 20 counties and at least two deaths reported from the Asian variety. Three others died of "flu-like" ailments. In South Carolina, three counties have had serious flu problems. Hospitals are overflowing with patients in Columbia and Walterboro. More than a dozen flu deaths have been reported in the stale. Health officials said the flu probably is the Asian strain in South Carolina, although it is not officially diagnosed as such. It has been confirmed as (he Asian type in North Carolina. Schools in Trigg County, Ky., closed indefinitely because 20 per cent of 2,000 pupils were ill. At nearby Hopkinsvillc, Ky., the hospital said it is tending the greatest number of patients in its 49- year history. More than 7,200 pupils and teachers were absent from Louisville, Ky., schools Monday. Kentucky's state health commissioner, Dr. Russell Teague, said the state may be in for an epi- democ of Asian flu but it appears mild and is no cause for alarm. School absenteeism also was running high in Maryland's coastal area (about twice as much as normal), in Cincinnati (thousands out), in St, Louis (about 10 per cent of the school population) and in Norwich, Conn, (nearly 50 per cent). In Bridgeport, Conn., schools were closed Monday to give teachers suffering from "flu - like" symptoms time to recuperate In Western Maryland, schools had great difficulty finding enough LOOK INSIDE FOR: Your money wasted on airport, Editorial, Pg 4. Test beef gains on grasses at Ottawa experiment station, Brown's Bylines, Pg. 9. Everybody's walking, except Pierre Salinger, Pg. 5. Proof of 4-H program in County Club Day activites, Ross Nelson, Pg. 8. Wellsville High victorious, but Ottawa-University falls, Pg. 2. A person doesn't have to be ugly, Ann Landers. Pg. 6. A lesson on birth control, Dr. Molner, Pg. 4. How to keep your rugs spotless, Heloise, Pg. 6. Tauy's Toot Hope everybody's somebody's valentine. Side Swipes Meter Man Sets Good Example Being in charge of Ottawa's parking meters, Police Lt. Irvie J. Rice wants to set a good example, of course. He feeds the meter when he parks his car. Yesterday being Lincoln's Birthday, parking was free. But habit was too strong for Irvie, and he put a coin in a meter when he parked before an Ottawa store. Burning Home To Keep Warm Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis, Baldwin RFD 1, are burning up their house and keeping quite warm, thank you. The couple recently remodeled their home and are using wood from the part torn down for fuel. Railroad Ought To Haul Butter Like your potatoes baked? You should have been at Quenemo about 9 last night when a Santa Fe Railroad refrigerator car filled with potatoes caught fire. The Quenemo fire department was summoned when the fire, believed to have been caused by a ventilator fan, was discovered. The train moved on after the fire was extinguished. Business Better Than Realized Ottawa's Gambles Store made a sale Saturday but didn't realize it at the time. An envelop with a dollar bill and the following note arrived at the store today: "This is for the wrench I got and didn't pay for Saturday." The envelop had a Garnett postmark. Said Mrs. Loretta Dodd, Gambles office manager: "We really appreciate the money and the sale. It's good these days to find someone whose conscience keeps them honest."

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