The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 14, 1963 · Page 1
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VOL. 67 NO. 56 WA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES id Has His Day At School There was sweetness in the air today in Ottawa grade school classrooms as Cupid lent a hand to shy little boys in expressing the sentiments cute little girls were waiting for. But don't accuse us of implying that David Lee Dick, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Dick, 518 N. Poplar, and Debbie Dehn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dehn, 1103 N. Cedar, are just like that. Still they sort of give you the idea, don't they? (Herald Photo by A. I. Van Cleave) ,'-.': Hit" p? 11 ,V*V! i LI, 3' t "II aw- nf* LV, ™ liil Lose Contact With Syncom Satellite CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —A Syncom communications satellite rocketed into orbit today but loss of radio contact with the spacecraft prevented trackers from determining if it had become the world's first satellite to seemingly stand still in space. A program official reported in midmoming, several hours after launching, that radio signals were lost 13 seconds after a small payload motor fired with the intention of kicking Syncom into a synchronous orbit—one in which the vehicle appears to hover over one spot on earth because its speed matches that of the earth's rotation. The satellite was launched at 12:35 a.m. by a three-stage Delta rocket which performed perfectly in drilling the craft into a giant egg-shaped orbit at about 22,800 miles an hour. Syncom coasted up, gradually losing speed, until it reached a point about 22,300 miles high. Then a timing device ignited the small rocket at 5:42 a.m. The firing was to take the satellite out of the elliptical path and shove it onto a circular course at that altitude. Call Public Hearing On Street Widening A hearing on the subject of widening Willow Street from 7th to 15th and re-paving the street will be at the city commission room Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., it was announced at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. A resolution was passed designating that date and hour for the hearing. Under the terms set out in the resolution the street is to be widened to a width of 28 feel and paved with concrete of a thickness of seven inches. It also calls for installation of the necessary storm sewers for the new street. The estimated probable cost of the improvement is $147,000. This cost will be assessed OU Students Plan Hike To Emporia For Game The Presidential walking fad has hit the campus at Ottawa University, and about 60 students are determined to prove their fitness at midnight tomorrow night when they strike out for a 55- mile trek to Emporia. With luck, the students say, they will be in Emporia for the Saturday night basketball game between OU and the College of Emporia. The game starts at 7:30. This morning Bill Boucek, dean of men, and several of the hike leaders were making plans to feed the group in cafes along the way. They also were trying to find local highway patrol authorities to get permission to walk along Interstate-35. If that fails, however, there'll be another route—they hope. The hikers have no plans to sleep along the way and they have no intention of walking home after the game. "There will be cars to bring them home," Boucek said. Plan Main Street Work At Melvern Opportunity for a public hearing to consider the economic effects of improving Main Street in Melvern from its intersection with Emporia Street north through the town was offered today by Addison H. Meschke, director of highways. This project has been initiated by Osage County as a part of its county secondary road improvement program which is financed from federal funds and the county's share of the state gasoline tax. Plans call for 1.8 miles of grading, culverts and construction of a 4-span steel bridge 303 feet long over the Marais des Cygnes River north of the town. It will replace the narrow concrete structure now in place. The new bridge will carry a 26-foot roadway. The new road will be graded to a width of 30 feet with three to one slope on the shoulders, ditches eight .feet wide and two to one backslopes. Existing right of way is 60 feet wide in the rural area. The new right of way width will be 80 feet wide over most of the proj- ect, extending to 225 feet where a fill is required at the approach to the new bridge. Following completion of the bridge and road work, Osage County expects to surafce the road with crushed stone, Further information about the proposed project may be obtained from L. D, Pierce, county engineer for Osage County, at the courthouse in Lyndon. Should a public hearing be requested, the county eingineer should be notified in writing on or before Feb. 25. against the property on both sides of the street. The portion of the street from 7th to 10th will be charged againsl property one-half block on both sides of the street. From 10th Street to 15th Street the cost will be charged against the property on either side of the street to a depth of 140 feet east and west from the street. At the same meeting there will be opportunity for interested per sons to be heard on the subject of the widening of Hickory Street, from 5th to 7th Streets, to a width of 44 feet. The street is to be paved with concrete of a thickness of 7 l /2 inches, and proper storm sewers for the improvement also are to be constructed. Cost of this improvement will be assessed against property 150 feet east and 150 feet west of Hickory Street in the 2-block area. A large portion of the cost on the west side of the street will be charged against the city at large, since that portion of Hick ory Street runs along the east side of City Park. Estimated probable cost of the 2-block improvement on Hickory Street is $46,896. Since the Hickory Street project is for an extra-width street, the city at large will pay for the storm sewer drainage work and will also pay for 16 feet of the extra-width put on the new street. The present width of the street is 24 feet. Fire Damage o At La Harpe LA HARPE, Kan. (AP)-Fire destroyed a two-story building and a grocery store in La Harpe Wednesday evening. A cafe and the store were evacuated. Cafe patrons said hey heard an explosion on the loor above, an unused Masonic tall. By the time firemen arrived, the upstairs was in flames. Grain stored in the rear of the building also was lost. Damage was estimated by the owners at $50,000. Stolen Ship Encircled By U.S. Navy Aircraft Charge Piracy By Communists CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. Navy planes sighted and cir cled a hijacked Venezuelan freighter today about 200 mile due south of the Dominican republic in the Caribbean Sea, the Venezuelan navy'announced. The freighter was seized Wednesday night by members o a Communist terrorist organiza tion opposed to the governmen President R o m u 1 o Betancourt Miliani reported. Earlier reports said the terrorists had help from an unidentified warship. The Venezuelan government declared the seizure an act of pi racy and asked the navies of all nations to help in capturing it. The Navy announcement sak the U.S. Navy planes, presumably from Puerto Rico, were circlinj the ship. Venezuelan destroyers had been searching for the 3,127-ton freight er Anzoategui, whose skipper ra dioed that members of the Com munist Armed Forces for Nation al Liberation (FALN) took over as she steamed toward New Orleans La. Milani's report changed th time of the hijacking from Wednesday to Tuesday, shortly af ter it left Venezuelan waters. The government shipping com pany first reported that the captain of the ship had messaged the ship was intercepted by a war ship but later the company sale it could not confirm whether another vessel was involved. Milan! said there was evidence the., terrorists, stowed away, with the help of some of the 36-man crew. The terrorists said in messages they meant the seizure of the ;hip to stir world opinion againsl Betancourt. The Anzotegui left the Caracas port of La Guaira Tuesday an( was reported to have been seizec at a point about 70 miles off the coast. In Washington the Venezuelan Embassy reported it had been in formed by Caracas the ship had been seized 317 miles north of Caracas. The ship was reported to have enough fuel for 15 days. The $2 million vessel is owned by the government shipping company. An extremist Caracas paper said before the report of the sighting by U.S. planes that the ship had turned toward Brazil. Venezuela has six destroyers but only two are operational. In Caracas, a fresh wave of errorisro exploded, apparently imed with the seizure of the freighter. More than a score of arsons were wounded in scat- ered gun battles between FALN terrorists .and police. Terrorists also burned down a tire factory and set fire to several buses and cars. The terrorists threw flaming Tauy's Toot Name it, and the President will find a corps for it. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy through Friday. A little colder tonight. Rising temperatures Friday. Low tonight near 15. High Friday near 40s. KANSAS FORECAST - Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with scattered light snow likely extreme north central Friday. Colder extreme east tonight. Warmer most of state Friday. Low tonight near 15 northeast to 20s southwest High Friday 30s northeast to near 50 southwest. High temperature yesterday, 42; low oday, It; high year ago today, 55; low ear ago today, 30; record high this ate, 77 In 1921; record low this date, below zero In 1936; hourly tempera- ures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 22 9 p. m 29 B a. 0 a. 1 a. oon I P. a p. m. m. m. m. m. m. m, m. m. . m. • o. m. 6 p. S p> 1 P. 29 36 40 41 39 35 34 33 32 , 31 30 10 p. m 29 11 p. m 39 Midnight 29 m. m. m. m. m. m, m 30 m 19 bottles of gasoline at passing police cars and against the building of Radio Continente, a pro-Betancourt station. The armed forces and police were placed on the alert. Fidel Castro of Cuba and Betancourt are bitter enemies and the ship's master, Capt. Oscar Pereira, said the hijackers identified themselves as members of the Communist-led, pro-Castro FALN, the Armed Forces of National Liberation. Pereira said he and his 35 crewmen were well. ROMULO BETANCOURT His rule disputed. JFK Wants Youth Corps WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy wrapped together in a single unprecedented package today all his proposals to aid the nation's youth. He sent it to Congress with word that "our youth deserve and require a better chance." "We must afford them every opportunity to develop and use their talents," Kennedy said. "If we serve them better now, they will serve their nation better when the burdens are theirs alone." Accordingly, Kennedy asked Congress-for legislation and financing on a broad scale. He bid for a "Youth Conservation Corps" to work in parks and forests. He urged creation of a sort of home town youth corps. He called again for a domestic peace corps—it would be named the National Service Corps. He asked that the existing Peace Corps overseas be expanded by nearly one-half. And the President emphasized need for action on juvenile delinquency, family welfare, education and health and physical fitness. The total price tag for all the projects is obscure, even though Kennedy has recommended all of them before in general if not specific terms. Kennedy buttressed the plea for action with figures and arguments he has used many times. He spoke of the mounting birth rate, the over-crowding of schools, the growing proportion of unemployment among young people, the increase in juvenile arrests and delinquency. As outlined in the message and by officials who would have some of the responsibility for them, the various corps would shape up this way: Youth Conservation Corps — a present day version of the Civilian Conservation Corps that built parks, trails, lakes and roads in the depression of the 1930s. It would start with 15,000 boys nad be allowed a maximum of 60,000 at any one time. They could enroll for six months originally and serve a total of two years by re-enlisting. Basic pay would be $60 a month, plus travel and living expenses. Home town youth corps — Both boys and girls could enroll for work in hospitals, schools, parks and settlement houses. The corps could hire up to 40,00 youngsters the first year and go up to a maximum of 50,000 later. The pay scale has not been determined. The conservation and home town corps would take in semiskilled or unskilled young people 16 to 21 years old in an effort to boost the economy, cut unemployment and train young people who otherwise would be idle. Kennedy has included $100 million for the programs in his new budget. State and local governments would have to supply an additional $60 million. The President asked that the present three-year federal-state program to combat juvenile delinquency be extended three more years. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Regents Ask $76 Million TOPEKA (AP) - A proposed budget of $76 million for higher education represents min i m u m needs of Kansas' five college* and universities, Clyde M. Reed, chairman of the Board of Regents told the Senate Ways and Means Committee today. Reed and W. F. Dannenbarger, chairman of the board's building committee, appeared before the committee which is studying the budget request. Reed is from Parsons and Danenbarger from Con* cordia. "We believe our budget requests are completely in order and represent the minimum needs for the institutions of higher learning in Kansas for the next year," Reed said. He told the committee that op* crating budgets are approximately the amount of original requests because proposed cuts were mostly restored by an increase in student fees to start next autumn. "This increased revenue of an estimated $1.1 to $1.3 million will ease the burden on the general revenue fund although we should be quick to express the hope this procedure does not become a precedent by any means," Reed said. "There should be a happy medium'between student Tees and state support." Reed took exception to a legislative request that the Board of Regents submit not only comprehensive two-year building programs to be financed from the educational building fund but also a five-year anticipated need and priority of projects. The change, he said, "can set a precedent which will lessen greatly if not completely eliminate our long-range building programs," he said. He asked that a proposed laboratory building at the University of Kansas Medical Center be financed from general revenues because it will serve the entire state by its use for health and welfare. He also told the committee h* believes other expenses now charged solely to higher education should be carried by other functions. He cited the Medical Center as providing services which, he said, should be charged to social welfare. HEART FUND GIFT - George Lister, chairman for Franklin County Heart Fund drive, receives gift check from Mrs. Mildred Cook in behalf of Ottawa Hairdresseh unit. Donatkw it part of unit's observance of National Beauty Salon Week for which Mrs. Bula Cwnminn (right) h man. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) —^ ww m

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