The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 13, 1963 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, February 13, 1963
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Everybody's Walking Except Plump Pierre By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP)-The Ma- tines are marching. Girls are inarching. Practically everyone seems to be marching. But Pierre Salinger is not marching. He has a bad case of cold feet. "1 may be plucky, but I am not stupid," the President's plump press secretary announced Tuesday, and thus retired bowed but 50 Miles*In 12 Hours unbloodied from the New, Frontier's sole-trying fitness course. And so doing, he may have won a place-in the hearts of all presidential assistants and the White House press corps. It was Salinger who had volunteered to pace them on a Friday hike along the C&O Canal. With the leader gone, the expedition has collapsed, with many a sigh of relief. But others go marching on, trying to prove themselves up to the 50-mile hike President Kennedy suggested to see if modern Marine officers were made of the same stuff they were in Teddy Roosevelt's day. Some 10 young Capitol Hill secretaries plan to carry the colors of the legislative branch today in an assault on the old canal tow- * * * path. They are * * not trying to match the Leathernecks. "Who are we to challenge the larines?" said Shia Green of New 'ork, secretary to Rep. Charles . Joelson, D-N.J. Their challenge was aimed at the portly press sec- etary. Said Shia: "We're sure alinger can't come anywhere ear us." Salinger later proved her right. In bowing out, the 37-year-old press secretary characterized limself as a fat man whose phy- Had A Date So He Walked Fast CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP)When a President raises a doubt and wlftn your commanding general and your girl friend are waiting—about all any sensible Marine can do is to come through handsomely. And so Lt. Donald Bernath of Wauseon, Ohio, did just that. While nine powerful lights lit up an otherwise gloomy scene, Ber- nath sprinted down the straightaway to become the first of 34 Marines to finish a 50-mile hike. Others wearily pounded on through the night. All the remaining 34, including Brig. Gen. Rathvon McClure Tompkins, the highest ranking officer making the hike, were expected to finish their long grind today. Bernath started walking at 8:05 275 Attend Consecration Ceremony At Wellsville ance at the Hays' Hall of WELLSVILLE - Friends from Ottawa, Lawrence, Mirriam, Overland Park, Gardner, Paola, Edgerton, Topeka and Wellsville brought the number in attend- consecration of the Wellsville Methodist Church Sunday, Feb. 10 to around 275. Mrs. Noble Hopkins had charge of the guest book. Relatives of the late John ._ Hays, in whose honor the educational building was named Hays' Hall, attending were Mr. and Mrs. William Sheppard, Connie, Susan, Ann, Betty Jo, John, and Dick, Lawrence. Mrs. Hays was ' a sister of Mr. Sheppard's mother. Mr. and Mrs. Hays reared Mr, Sheppard. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brady Paola, attended. Mrs. Brady is Mr. Sheppard's sister. Mr. and Mrs. John Sheeley and daughter, Dorothy, Ottawa, were present. Mr. Sheeley was reared by Grace Hays, sister of John Hays. ^ Mrs. Mattie Gingrich, who is at the Methodist Home at Topeka, returned for the services. She recalls it has been 11 years since she attended Sunday School here. Also present were Mr. and Mrs. ~ Wilbur Brockway, Overland Park, who were among the first members of the Young Adults Sunday School Class. Among visitors was Mrs. Letha Dunn, Gardner, formerly of Wellsville and : Ottawa. 1 Former church members at*' tending included Mr. and Mrs. *< Burton Smith, Marjorie Collins ;;, and Mrs. Mary (Collins) Black, "- all of Ottawa; Mrs. Robert Tay' lor, Paola; Dr. and Mrs. Karl Kyle, Gardner, and Mr. and Mrs. Tyrel Ford, Lawrence. Bringing the message, "What Can We Consecrate?" at the morning worship service was Rev. Melvin Booth, Ottawa District superintendent. Participating in the service of consecration were Ernest Harris, chairman of the building committee; Mr. Booth; Keith Adriance, soloist; the choir under the direction of John Benham; Peggy O'Neil, piano accompanist; responsive reading by the people, and the closing benediction given by Rev Jim Nabors, minister of the Wellsville Methodist Church. A covered dish lunehon was served in Hays' Hall following the services. During the open house visitors had an opportunity to look through the new building. In the crib nursery is a plaque which gives this information: "Equipment in this room furnished in memory of David Hopkins 1953-57." The furnishings, which were provided by Mr. and Mrs. Noble Hopkins and their families, include a baby crib, play pen, toys, Venetian blinds, large storage cabinet and the carpet. In the adjoining room is a plaque reading, "Furniture in this room made in honor of Mrs. Jennie Lytle, superintendent of the nursery department for 36 years." The redwood and plywood furniture was made by Walter Collins'. During open house, Mrs. Clarence Coffman, Mrs. Jim Nabors and Mrs. W. D. Farney dipped punch. An epiphany color scheme was carried out at the appointed table. a.m., and wound up at 8:52 p.m. with time out for one rest stop, his marching time was 11 hours and 44 minutes. In second place came Lt. Harry J. Crossen Jr., of Philadelphia, who plodded home in 11 hours and 59 minutes. President Kennedy, who had wondered if the Marines of today are as fit as those of 1908, could not have had a better answer than the one Bernath supplied. With his date, Rita Morris o) nearby Jacksonville, joining him for about 25 yards of his final 200-yard sprint, Bernath raced over the finish line to receive in person the congratulations of Maj Gen. Frederick L. Wieseman, com mander of the 2nd Marine divi sion. Bernath wasn't even breathing hard. And he had time for a few words of advice to anyone wh< also might wish to spend the day hiking 50 miles. "Stay in shape," Bernath said "And get out from behind tha desk." Reporters who had tagged alon —by car, of course — with th marchers, had early found tha Bernath is the type who plays : cool. At one rest stop, he stretchet out in a ditch, elevated his fee on the bank—"it gets the blooc back into my head"—and calmlj announced he had a date he full; intended to keep. President Teddy Roosevelt indi rectly started this mania fo marching in 1908, when he laic down the rules for what a physic ally fit Marine should do—marc! 50 miles in three days. The Herald pays $5 every wee for the best news tip turned ir by a reader. sical condition leaves something to be desired. He said the personal consequences of a strenuous hike might prove disastrous. President Kennedy's Council on Physical Fitness cleared the way for Salinger's retreat by saying, earlier in the day, that long hikes are fine for Marines and others who are in top physical condition. But the council, which presumably spoke with the blessing of the White House, warned that those in poor shape should not attempt such feats. Boy Scouts, office girls, high school students, reporters and others have been attempting 50-mile hikes ever since Kennedy dropped the suggestion to the Marines. PIERRE SALINGER Grasping at the escape hatch provided by the fitness council, Salinger reminded newsmen of the council's warning. "My shape is not good," Salinger said, "while this fact may have been apparent to others for some time, its full significance was pressed upon me as the result of a six-mile hike last Sunday. I have done no walking since—except to go from my office to the White House dispensary. Even that trip required the use of an elevator." Salinger said the fitness of the administration "has already been amply demonstrated" by the 50- mile hike accomplished in 17 hours last Saturday by Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy. Minister Cleared Of Wife-Stealing KANSAS CITY (AP) - A $2.5 alienation of affections suit against a Kansas City minister las been dropped. The suit, filed by Thomas Herbert Painter, who charged the Rev. Ralph E. Baney with alienating the affections of his wife, Mrs. Helen Louise Painter, was dismissed Tuesday without prejudice. Max W. Foust, Painter's attorney, filed the dismissal and paid the $52.20 in circuit court costs. He gave no reason for the action. Baney is executive director of the Holy Land Christian Approach Mission in Kansas City. A Complete Line Of PRATT & LAMBERT Paints and Varnishes NUZMAN LUMBER 113 E. 1st CH 2-1572 Gets $12,000 Just Like That SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP)Milton Larmon suddenly has acquired $12,000 from unexpected sources. A man recently handed the 79- year-old house-mover a check for $8,485 and explained it was payment and interest on a $5,000 house-moving job Larmon did 11 years ago. Next, Larmon received a $3,246 check from Social Security, with an explanation that he had been underpaid and the money represented an adjustment. "It was just like old Santa Glaus," Larmon said. THE OTTAWA HERALD Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1903 Says Missouri,, Will Go GOP ST. LOUIS (AP)-The Republican presidential candidate will carry Missouri in 1964, says GOP National Chairman Williafli E. Miller. ] Miller, a New York Congressman, made the prediction during a stopover at a St. Louis airport He lunched with Francis CorlejTi Missouri Republican Committee* man, and urged Corley to strengthen the party in the Si Louis area. Stocks « Bonds Mutual Funds 4- ROBERT M. DILLON t Barrett, Fitch, North & Co. * Members New York ^ Stock Exchange + Call Us Today * •CH 2-2445 425 So. 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