OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 59 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES 31 Bills In House Hopper In Rush To Beat Deadline TOP MUSICIANS - These nine Ottawa High School students were picked as top musicians by Kansas Music Educators Association at Lawrence, University of Kansas, Friday. They played with top band and orchestra musicians from 49 other high schools at concert Saturday night at KU. From left, seated, are Harriett Bechtle, Gail Garrett and Susan Sandow. From left, standing are Don Meyer, Nancy Bullock, Sandra Sauer, Charles Brandon, Ann Laury and John Presley. (Herald Photo) SeatBeZt Safer Than She Thought One Ottawa woman found today that car seat belts are safe — in fact safer than she realized. ,.,,,. *. , T . ,, , c,, , -own derson predicted today the House She is Mrs. ^Stephenson, RFDJ^ p& £ g Wichita ^^ m Anderson Plugs Wichita U Plan TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John An- 4, who drove her car the first time today after having the seat belt installed. She fastened the belt and drove to the post office where she found she could not unfasten it and was a prisoner in her own car. No one had shown her how to get the gadget unfastened and she had supposed there was nothing to it. She drove to the home of her son, Joe Stephenson, 819 S. Hickory, and honked until someone came out and released her. Tryouts Tonight acceptable to the Senate. At the same time the governor indicated he plans future meetings with legislative committees to puch his program. However, no specific arrangements have been made, he said. The Senate has passed a bill to admit Wichita University to the state system of higher education under control of the Board of Regents. It is now before the House State Affairs Committee. Anderson had committee members as his guests last week and discussed status of the bill with them. Anderson's program calls for taking the university into the state system under the Board of Regents without any strings attached to its operation. The governor said there would probably be some amendments to the bill but that they would be acceptable. "I would not regard the Senate bill as the only manner in which this can be approached," he said. He did not specify what the amendments might do to the present bill. Seven Killed "It (Wichita) should be brought n as simple and direct manner as possible," Anderson said at his news conference. He said the state hould not vary in the way it landles Wichita University from he manner in which it operates the other state universities and .olleges. 'If it is put under the Board Regents, I believe we will have accomplished the purpose." Anderson indicated the state might find it advantageous to go o a "universities center" -but that f it does probably other state col- eges should be made part of such a center, rather than just Wichita Jniversity. The Eurich report re- eased last year by a panel of educators recommended Wichita » made such a center. Tryouts will be conducted tonight with an eye to selecting 16 men and five women for roles in "Between- Two Thieves", to be presented April 12 and 13 during Holy Week. The play, described as "not a typical church play", deals with a retrial of Christ. It will be 1 presented under sponsorship of the Ottawa Ministerial Association. Tonight's tryouts will be in Elliott Hall, beginning at 7:30. Nice Weather To Continue TOPEKA (AP)-Mild temperatures with no precipitation were predicted today to continue over Kansas for the next few days. High temperatures were predicted at about 50 degrees in the east and near 60 in the west. Tonight's lows will be slightly warmer than Sunday night with temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees expected in western Kansas and 30 to 35 in the east. There is a mass of cold arctic air over the northern plains but the weather bureau said it probably will stall in Nebraska and Iowa. The five-day outlook is for continued mild weather with little or no precipitation. Tragic Weekend On State Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons were killed in traffic accidents in Kansas over the weekend. A 16-year-old Columbus youth, Michael J. McClure, was killed in a one-car accident on K7 north of Columbus Saturday. He was a passenger in a car which overturned at an intersection. Don G. Morgan, 40, Greensburg, was injured fatally Sunday when an oil field water truck he was driving overturned at the intersection of U.S. 183 and a county road three miles south of Coldwater. Two Pittsburg State College students spending the weekend in the Nickerson area were killed and two others injured Sunday when their car hit a concrete bridge on a rural Reno County road. The dead were Kenneth Rich- Kill 21 Reds SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) —The South Viet Nam government claimed today that its forces killed 21 Communist guerrillas in an. operation a few miles outside Saigon on Saturday. ardson, 19, a starter on the Pittsburg State basketball team, and Larry Justice, 20, both of Nickerson. The injured, who were hospitalized at Hutchinson in serious condition are Bill England o; Sterling, Kan., and Fred Pieplow of near Hutchinson, both 20. Mrs. Joe Faulconer, 58, El Dorado, was killed and four other persons were injured in a two- car crash west of El Dorado Sun day. Mrs. Faulconer's husband 62, was in good condition in an E Dorado hospital. Wichita's third traffic death o the year occurred Saturday night. Grocer C. Tinnel, 76, was struck and killed by a car at an intersection. Thomas L. Rrize, of Carey wa killed Saturday when his truck hi a guard rail about 15 miles north of Abilene and landed upside down in a creek bed. If the state is going to that system, Anderson said, it might make "a complete sweep", indicating he included state colleges at Pittsburg, Emporia and Hays. He had mentioned each of the throe earlier as possibly being made a center under the two larger state universities, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Anderson described the Eurich report as "a half-step" in the direction of establishing a universities center system. The governor said he has not recommended it to the Board of Regents, adding that it would re- auire "considerable thought and study." One Asks College Loan Program TOPEKA (AP)—Thirty-one bills were introduced in the Kansas House today as lawmakers hurried to get pet proposals submitted before the deadline. After Wednesday individual legislators will no longer be able to introduce bills. Only committees will be able to put in new proposals. A group of 15 Democrats introduced a bill to set up a college loan program that would provide loans of up to $500 per school year or $2,000 for a college career. Loans could be made to as many as 200 new freshmen each year and would bear 1 per cent interest on the unpaid balances commencing 5 years after graduation. Gov. John Anderson, & Republican, has recommended the Legislature consider a loan program. Other new bills would:" Provide for driver's licenses to be issued bearing a photograph in color of the licensee and increasing the charge for a driver's license from $2 to $3, Chauffeur's licenses would go to $5. Require employers to bargain collectively with authorized representative of his employes. Allow counties to establish and maintain a county public lake. Require registration by the state Healing Arts Board of physical therapists. Allow probate court to dispense with administration of estates in which the sum does not exceed an amount to pay expenses" of last illness and burial not to exceed $400. Appropriate $184,005 for operation of the governor's department, including $4,000 for purchase of a new official automobile. Revise statutory regulation of various types of fishing. Allow persons 65 and over an exemption of $1,200 income in addition to a pension and total exemption of $3,000. Authorize the same speed limit for trucks with a gross weight of less than 5,000 pounds as for automobiles. GREAT DAY OUTSIDE—Yesterady's nice weather brought Ottawans flocking outside for recreation. Ottawa Gun Club registered shoot attracted a large number of entries, including LeRoy Bien, 104 S. Poplar, who makes pieces of clay pigeon fly as he shoots way to first place in handicap class. (See story on Pg. 2). Ottawa Country Club golf course also was crowded. (Herald Photo) Believe Red Pirates i Ready To Give Up Tally's Toot Thought the weather was nice enough for garden-spading, but after a few shovelfuls I decided they don't make that nice a weather. ACTORS WANTED - Amateurs, tryouts tonight at 7:30 in Elliott Hall for Ottawa's Holy Week Production, "Between Two Thieves." Adv. Liberalize provisions relating to employment of children under 16 years of age. Allow a reduction in the assessed valuation of real estate when it is maintained as a wild life area acceptable to the Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. Require fishing and hunting licenses only to age 65, instead of 70 as at present. Establish a Kansas Youth Authority to provide a coordinated I program of child welfare and youth services in the state. Increasing from $3,000 to $5,000 the amount subject to contributions for teacher retirement. Provide tenure for teachers that would ban their discharge after a 3-year probationary pe- rio except for certain specified reasons such as immoral conduct, insubordination, and the like, and then upon notice and hearing. BELEM, Brazil (AP) - Under constant U.S. air and sea watch, the hijacked Venezuelan freighter Anzoategui was anchored in Brazilian waters today with her pro- Communist captors reported ready to surrender to Brazil. A Brazilian government source said the ship will be taken into custody, but the government has indicated that the pro-Communists who seized the Anzoategui will be given asylum and not turned over to Venezuela. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly, cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Continued mild. Low tonight 2530. High Tuesday in 50s. High temperature Saturday, 4«; low Sunday, 26; high Sunday, 52; low to- d»y, 37; high year ago today, 35; low year ago today, 38; record high this date, n In 1830; record low this date, 1 below aero In 1136; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending 8 a.m., today: " • 10 a. 11 a. Koon m 30 m. 35 m 40 43 .41 p. m. . p» m. p. m! .......50 p. m .80 p. m 49 p. m 46 p. m 41 P, B. .......U » p. m ........ 35 10 p. m ........ 33 11 p. m ........ 31 Midnight ..... ,.30 1 a. m ........ 3» m ........ 31 » ........ 38 n>, .......31 m. .. ..... 33 m ........ 31 • s a. TWO OF A KIND - Nearly identical 1957 Plymouth station wagons — same make, same model, same color — are pictured on Crites Body Shop lot after they collided Saturday at Main-East 7th intersection. One nearest to camera was being driven by James & Wane*, 834 Cypress, when collision with % other. third car back, occurred. Carl L. Smitheran, Centerville, driver of wagon with luggage carrier, was charged with running red light resulting in accident. Crites estimated damage to Warren car at 1250 and to Smitheran car at $5Qv. (Herald Photo) Name 4-H Club Day Winners Top blue ribbons were awarded to 13 individuals and five 4-H Clubs at the Franklin County 4-H Club Day at Ottawa High School Saturday. Town and Country 4-H Cub won ribbons in vocal ensemble, instrumental ensemble, contra dancing and two in square dancing. The Rambling Ranchers club won ribbons in band and chorus. Far and Near club was awarded top honors in model meetings. Rainbow won a top blue ribbon in vocal solos, and the Clover Leal club took top honors in contra dancing. Individual top blue winners are: Hurst Coffman, instrumenta solo; Lois Stinson and Anna James, novelty; Lois Hobbs am Linda Wasmund, senior demon strations; Ann Keith and Bil Lytle, junior demonstrations Sherri Hewitt and Sarita Engles junior food demonstrations; Ron rue Stockard and Jo Ellen Cough enour, project talks, and Dennj Dunbar and Marilyn Wasmund public speaking, Blue ribbon winners may ente in regional competition at Bald win March 9, with 4-H Day win ners from seven other counties Regional winners may go to th 4-H Roundup at Kansas Stat University in June. Wilmar Medina Rojas, leader of le band that seized the ship on le high seas last week, was uoted by Havana radio as send- ng this message to Rio de aneiro: "We are anchored in the terri- orial waters of Brazil between he mouth of the River Amapa nd Maraca Island. We are await- ng Brazilian authorities aboard, igned, Wilmar Medina Rojas." Maraca Island is about 300 miles northwest of Belem. The river Amapa flows into the sea ear the northern tip of the is- and. The naval base here earlier an- lounced that Brazilian ships were eeping watch on the 3,127-ton reighter. Another destroyer, the Jertioga, was putting out from Jelem on an ocean survey mission. The navy base said she could easily be diverted to the Anzoategui. The Havana broadcast said two members of the Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN) are Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-309' Adv en route to Recife, Brazil, to nego* tiate asylum for the hijackers. The pro-Communist foes of th* Venezuelan government seized the ship after she put to sea last' week, in an effort to embarrass President Romulo Betancourt, an enemy of Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro. But the incident failed to accomplish one aim—to prevent hie visit to the United States. Betancourt flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and will leave from there Tuesday for Washington. The U.S. research vessel Gibbs, manned by civilians, is keeping a sea watch on the freighter 23 miles to the east, said an Associated Press dispatch from Paramaribo, in Surinam, Dutch Guiana. The freighter anchored off thai Brazilian island Sunday. Two small boats were seen to visit the fugitive ship Sunday night, shortly after a tracking American plane saw the freighter stop suddenly dead in the water off the island. Eleven From OU Complete Walk Eighteen hours and 57 miles of biking seemed worthwhile to 11 Ottawa University students at 3:30 Saturday afternoon when they reached the edge of Emporia and found the College of Emporia cheerleaders waiting to greet them and take them to dinner. Forty-seven OU boys left the campus here in groups, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Friday, to make the trip. By the time the boys reached the edge of Ottawa the number had dwindled to 31 and it kept falling off as the night continued. The OU students walked to Emporia along US50 in groups of two or four. The first group to reach its destination include Darrel Randall, Douglas; Michael Bunch, Paola; Ben Gault, York, |Pa., and Richard Spong, Great Bend. The other seven boys arrived shortly after the first group. They are Ray Holmstrom, Bristol, Conn.; Don Perardi, Auburn, 111.; Bob Wallace, Barnard; Paul Lee, Norwalk, Iowa; Warren Dugas, Brook, Wis.;i Stan Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., and Rex Davison, Wichita. The Ottawa hikers got the idea for their long walk from the recent hiking fad that started with President Kennedy's ordering • group of Marines to hike 50 miles. The Ottawa students planned! the hike with the intention ol reaching Emporia in tune for thf OU-C, of E. game at 7:30 Saturday night. They made the trif in time for the game. OU loal to C of E, 68-67. (See detail* 94 Pg. 2-) The hikers returned tap* h bus, , • ™\"
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