The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 16, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL.67 NO. 58 OTTAWA. KANSAS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES 4-H DAY IN OTTAWA — Hundreds of 4-H club members are in Ottawa today, participating in many activities in which 4-H club members participate on days like this. Here are two members of Town And County Club greeting people at door of Ottawa Senior High School. On left is Mary Ann Hewitt. She lives at 1113 College. With her is Sherrill Shoemaker. She lives on RFD 4. (Herald Photo). Flu Wave Pushing Into Midwest Area CHICAGO (AP)-A wave of influenza which has closed schools and brought high job absenteeism in several Eastern Seaboard states since mid-January is pushing into the Midwest. Asian type flu, similar to that which swept the nation in 1957-58 and again in 1960, has been confirmed in several states, including Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kansas. Outbreaks of less severe types of influenza have been wide- spread. The first confirmed cases this winter were reported last month in Robeson County, North Carolina. The state reported 65,994 new cases last week. The Communicable Disease Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Atlanta reported Friday that pneumonia-influenza deaths have been above the epidemic level the past five weeks. The report, based on figures from 108 cities, showed a sharp upswing in deaths in the week Mercy Mission A Blow To Reds WASHINGTON (AP) — Just before Christmas, the terror of a polio epidemic struck British Guiana. Its anti-Yankee government called for help, and got it from the United States. The Air Force rushed in doctors from the U.S. Public Health Service and Baylor University, plus 200,000 doses of vaccine, iron lungs and other equipment. As specialists from Baylor treated the victims, the Health Service's team of four medics set to work to stop the epidemic by immunizing 100,000 children in the South American colony of 600,000 persons. Within a month, there were dramatic results. Dr. Henry M. Gelfand, head of the Health Service team, reports that hospital admissions hit a peak of 83 new cases in the week ended Jan. 5. But last week only nine new cases were reported. Today the mission is almost completed. The Health Service team has returned to its base at the Atlanta, Ga., Communicable Disease Center. Three members of the Baylor group are due home today. Two others are staying behind. American officials believe the group scored a double success— not only stamping out the epidemic but also cauterizing the anti- American sentiments of Guiana's left-leaning premier, Cheddi Jagan. The U.S. Agency for International Development which sponsored the mercy mission figures its costs to the taxpayers will run between $40,000 and $50,000. Baylor donated its help, thus keeping down the cost. The gain to Uncle Sam's image can be guessed from some of the newspaper comment in Guiana. One newspaper voiced gratitude for the aid given "in spite of all the abuse poured on the United States by our premier . /. Thank you—Mr, Kennedy! What a government! " ending Feb. 8. In Ohio the Cincinnati Health Department said absenteeism among the city's 82,000 public school students jumped to 23 per cent Friday from 15 per cent the day before. Three deaths were blamed on flu, which the department said was caused by an Asian type virus. ' There were two confirmed Asian flu cases among students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Wayne County officials reported growing job absenteeism in the Detroit area. Reports of influenzo-like illness in Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri also indicated a westerly spread of the disease. Hospitals in St. Louis reported admissions hac doubled because of a flu outbreak. An Asian flu outbreak among recruits at Great Lakes Naval Training Center reached a peak earlier this week. It was described as much less severe than a 1957 epidemic. Health officials in Tennessee say influenza cases have tripled in Memphis since last week. Abou 500 cases had been reported by Friday, and officials said there probably were other cases not re ported. The possibility of an epidemi< in New York State was not dis counted. All 10 public schools anc two of the three parochial school in Poughkeepsie were closed Fri day because of high incidence o "upper respiratory ailments." In New Jersey, Health Commis sioner Roscoe P. Kandle saic Asian type flu has not been con firmed in the state. The Public Health Servic warned earlier this year that fol lowing the normal cycle Asian flu likely would strike the nation hari this winter. Asian influenza is on of the "A" type influenza viruse which seem to strike every two or three years. Piracy Rages On High Seas Anti-Reds Seize Two Cuban Boats By PAUL FINCH ! CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) \ U.S. Navy search plane found :he hijacked Venezuelan freighter Anzoategui steering a course down he coast of South America today, jossibly headed for a haven in Brazil. A Navy P2V reported to Wash- ngton it sighted the ship at day- jreak about 180 miles north of Surinam (Dutch Guiana) and leaded south-southeasterly at 12 mots. A source at Brizilian navy headquarters in Rio de Janeiro said the ship's present position and course indicate it might be headed for the northern Brazilian port of Belem at the mouth of the Amazon River. Another possibility was the northeast Brazilian port of Recife. In Brasilia, Foreign Minister Hermes Lima and Brazilian President Joao Goulart conferred on the possibility the Anzoagegui would dock there. high Brazilian government ource indicated the hijackers 'ould be granted political asy- um. He said the right of political sylum is a Brazilian tradition which I do not believe will now 2 changed." The terrorists, who seized the hip Tuesday, apparently gave up ny chance of trying to sail hrough a U.S. and Venezuelan ticket of ships and planes guard- ng the approach to Cuba. Prime Minister Fidel Castro's government had offered the nine Communist gunmen asylum if the ship :ould reach Cuba. Just about two years ago, Portuguese Capt. Henrique Galvao was granted haven in Brazil after icizing the Portuguese luxury liner Santa Maria with about 950 mssengers and crew. Galvao toped his act would dramatize his pposition to Portugal's strongman Premier Antonio de Oliveira alazar. Good Scout Tip Wins Five Bucks Mrs. W. H. Smith, 802 Cleveland, is the winner of the Herald's $5 prize this week for the best tip for a news story. She took advantage of the fact that this is Boy Scout Week and turned in a story about her grandson having perfect attendance at Scout meetings .for nearly three years. The Herald received other good news tips-from Mrs. AY. C. Payne, 1031 N. Cedar; Mrs. John Curits, Baldwin RFD 1; Mayola Gates, 439 S. Cherry; Larry Forrer, Princeton; Mrs. Jesse T. Ramsey, Ottawa RFD 2; Mrs. Loretta Dodd, 828 N. Oak; and Mrs. Mary Douglas, 409 S. Sycamore. The Herald pays $5 each week for the best news story tip. Emma Hyde Dead At 83 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Miss Emma Hyde, 83, emeritus associate professor of mathematics at Kansas State University, died Friday. Miss Hyde taught high school math at Tola, Emporia and Kansas City, Kan., before joining the K-State faculty in 1920. She retired in 1951. She was past president of the Kansas Council of Women, the Kansas Association of Mathematics Teachers, and the Kansas chapter of the American Association of University Women. The funeral will be Monday morning. Tally's Toot You'll recognize the boys who walked to Emporia at tonight's OU - Presbie game. They'll be on the back row with their shoes off. OPEN HOUSE — Mrs. Jiianita Pollonv interviewer at local employment office, registers Mrs, C. W. Moore, M4 N, Poplar; Mn. Carl Ratilaff, McPherson, and Mn. Flora Fyfe, tt4 E. Logan, who were among 170 visitors at new office yesterday. Mrs. Ratzlaff is a sister of Mayor Charles Williamson who had part in dedication ceremony. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith). More Are Eligible For Office More people are eligible to become candidates for board of education positions than in previous years because of the enlargement of School District No. 30. Any person of voting age living within the school district, either in Ottawa or oustide Ottawa can file as a candidate. Deadline for filing is March 9, at noon, which is three weeks from today. Date for the primary election is March 19, if one is held. In addition to three board of education positions, one city commission post is to be filled also. To make a primary necessary there must be seven or more candidates for the three school board posts, or three or more candidates for the position of commissioner of finance of the city of Ottawa. Date for the city election is Tuesday, April 2. * * * * * * US Navy Plane Spots Freighter By GEORGE ARFELD HAVANA (AP) — Counterev- olutionary pirates helped by Americans machine - gunned and seized two Cuban fishing boats 93 miles east of Havana and sailed northward with them, an Armed Forces Ministry communique said today. It quoted victims of the attack as saying two Americans were in the attack boats. It blamed the seizure on "mercenary groups sheltered by North American imperialism." The communique gave no date for the seizure but it was understood it took place early Friday off the Cuban coastal town of Cardenas. Two brothers, identified as Armando and Ramon Lopez Ruis, were wounded by the attackers' machine-gun fire, the communi- que said. The Armed Forces Ministry did not say how the victims mad* shore. It said, however, the victims were in Cardenas and that the two brothers were receiving medical attention there. Havana radio, heard in Key West, Fla., broadcast the com- munique which blamed pirates for the act. "A group of mercenaries under the protection of Yankee imperialism savagely attacked defenseless Cuban fishermen from a pirate ship coming from the United States," said a communique from the Cuban Armed Forces Minif try. "This is another proof that the aggressive policy of imperialism and the North American government has not ceased its criminal plans against Cuba. All this implies a continuation of a policy which put the world on the brink of war." OVER HALFWAY TO EMPORIA - Four Ottawa University students stop at Beto Junction to catch their breath on hiking adventure to Emporia for OU-C of E game at 7:30 tonight. Boys are part of group of 47 that left campus last night. Pictured are Darrel Randall, Douglas; Michael Bunch, Paola; Ben Gault, York. Pa., and Richard Spong, Great Bend. Beto Junction is 30 mile* west of Ottawa on USSO. (Herald Photo). OU Hikers Moving On Down Road The lead group of Ottawa University hikers reached Beto Junction, about 30 miles west of Ottawa on USSO, at 8:30 this morning and said they were determined to reach their destination, Emporia, by game time tonight About 47 OU students began leaving the campus in small groups at 15-minute intervals last night with the intention of hiking to Emporia as part of the latest national fad of walking 50 miles. The lead group stopped at Beto Junction long enough to check a highway marker that said, "Emporia 24." Several other groups were following for several miles, but there did not appear,to be 47 along the way. How many gave up was not determined. Those who were sticking with the adventure said they were taking rests periodically and that they ate along the way. Candy bars and oranges were on the menu. The first group expects to reach Emporia about 3:30 this afternoon. The OU-C of E game will begin at 7:30. Three 12-year-old Ottawa boys announced their hiking plans this morning as they set out from Pomona to Ottawa, a distance of nine miles. The boys are Larry Wedman, Tim McCloy and Tim Brady. The hiking fad all started with President Kennedy who started a group of Marines walking last week. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Khrush Almost On The Wagon By STANLEY JOHNSON Associated Press Staff Writer Soviet Premier Khrushchev has wheeled back into his old favorite form of diplomacy, pushing the party line at cocktail parties. When at a diplomatic reception Friday night he demonstratively linked Communist China with the Soviet Union as the gravedigger of capitalism, the Kremlin chief stirred memories of the days when he was the rollicking, hard- drinking star of almost every major party in Moscow. That was when the now usually dignified Soviet leader didn't have an inhibition in the world—it did not even bother him when he had to be carried out of a reception given for the visiting Danish premier. Nor did he worry overly much about what he said. He commented on everything from French morals (too many prostitutes) to capitalism (we will bury you). And the best thing for harried reporters, then working under strict censorship, was that there was no censorship on anything Khrushchev said. That changed as the premier became more staid, and nothing moved out of Moscow until he had okayed it. Diplomats had lots of speculation on why Khrushchev slowed down from being the life of the party. One was that he and his colleagues began to worry about Western publicity concerning his drinking; another that his doctors had warned him to cut way down. Also, when the sputniks began orbiting in 1957 Khrushchev seemed to develop a new awareness of his dignity and that of his country. He made his sensational social debut in November 1954 at a National Day reception in the Yugoslav Embassy. Georgi Malenkov was premier then, but Khrushchev was the star of the evening. Both men made straight for the Western press, who were flabbergasted at this first opportunity in history to link arms, sing songs and drink chuggalug with the rulers of Russia. Of course, there was a political motivation. Khrushchev's presence at the Yugoslav Embassy was the tipoff that the Kremlin intended to patch up its quarrel with Marshal Tito in a spectacular manner. The Wealher COUNTY FORECAST - Variable cloudiness will dominate the area tonight and tomorrow with temperatures continuing warmer through the night and turning colder tomorrow. High temperature yesterday, 39: low today, 23; high year ago today, 49; low year ago today, 29; record high this date, 71 In 1911; record low this date, 8 below zero in 1903; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 19 9 p m 28 9 a. 1.) a. 11 a. Noon 1 P. 2 P- 2 P ' 4 p. 6 p. 6 p. 7 p. • P- m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m, 23 .'.'.'.'...30 34 37 36 37 36 34 31 28 m. m. 10 p H P Midnight 24 23 24 24 25 25 28 30 30 Feed Grain Signup Is Normal WASHINGTON (AP)-An Agrl- culture Department report today indicated farmers are signing up to retire feed grain land this year at about the same rate as last year. Under the program, growers who reduce acreages of corn, sorghum grain and barley are eligible for price supports on the grain they produce and payments on the land idled. The goal of the program is to reduce grain surpluses. Through Feb. 5, 128,400 farms with a total grain production base of 5,290,814 acres has agreed to idle 2,502,907 acres, or 49 per cent of their grain acreage. The department said the farmers who had signed to participate were entitled to payments totaling $50,802,000 on the diverted acres. The signup period continues through March 22. States leading in this first report on signups were Texas, Mis» souri, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa and North Carolina. Tot Killed In Driveway ROSE HILL, Kan. (AP)-Two- year-old John Gash was killed Friday when his father ran over him in the driveway at their home. Leonard S. Gash, 45, told investigators he stopped in the driveway to let his .wife, son and daughter out. Thinking they all were out of the way, he started to drive into the garage. '

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