The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 18, 1963 · Page 5
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 5

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, February 18, 1963
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hiiTiAi'Y-i'jHr' tBjtt'fty>ff'*X'r'i'Sl' telJtytrfi'^dr^*^'^" A (V''''. l H'' l '' r ^'' ""** i*«^"fiji"«""•! i»i»n 1*11.11 *.*,'*-•.'•..» «,., !* J ^i^j*^ Tavernkeepef Keeps Of Teapots By HENRY B. JAMESON , The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle Written for The Associated Press ABILENE, Kan. (AP)-He operates a tavern and doesn't drink tea but John C. (Kack) Henderson has a remarkable teapot collection that is the envy of women and antique collectors. How did he get into this unusual hobby? He flipped a coin with his brother and won half a dozen old family heirloom teapots as part of settling up an estate. In about 12 years Henderson, originally a farmer and cattleman, has built up a colorful collection of more than 175 teapot specimens from all over the world. While it has reached the point of considerable monetary value, Henderson declines to place an estimate on it. "It's just a hobby and they are not for sale," he says. It was rather easy for him to take up this rather odd hobby for a man, since he and Mrs. Henderson have during the years collected many pieces of rare woodwork and glassware. Before getting into teapot hunting Henderson spent his spare time refinishing antique furniture. His teapot collection fills large store-type showcase and lines several shelves in the basement of the home. Others are displayed in an antique glass front china cupboard upstairs and Mrs Henderson even uses a few o them for flower planters. In this latter category are two brass tea pots from Korea. They vary in size from a pair of tiny solid gold earrings shaped as teapots to large china and pot tery models which look more like , jugs or coffee pots. There is on . china teapot that is silver plated There is another large china teapot with music box concealet in the bottom, a complete tea set Many of them have come from the homes of immigrants and settlers of Dickinson County. Henderson says he purchased some of the items, but few from commercial dealers. Many have been gifts. One of the colorful items — many of them are beautifully painted in flower and other designs—came from the home of the grandmother of the late Jean Harlow, movie actress. "The biggest problem is keeping them clean of dust," Henderson says. Rough Time For Robbers TULSA, Okla. (AP)- Nothing turned out right for two men who tried to rob the A. C. Crow Grocery here. Police reported this chain of events: The men entered the store and forced Crow at gunpoint to accompany them in a pickup. The pickup stalled a couple of blocks away. > < They returned to the store and forced Crow to give them some money. Meanwhile, Crow's nephew happened by and saw what was going on. He went to his living quarters behind the store and got a shotgun. The two bandits hurried from the store and commandered a car for their getaway. One leaped in- side and the other climbed on the trunk outside to conceal the license tag. The car lurched forward suddenly and the fellow hanging on the trunk toppled off behind. The motor died. As the driver got the car started again, Crow's nephew fired a shotgun blast and a few pellets struck the driver in the face. The startled driver dammed flit car in reverse and backed over his buddy. • ' Police took the battered and bruised pair, Elmo Rdix Cherry and Audio Lee Dentis, into cut* tody. THE OTTAWA HERALD C Monday, Feb. 18, 198S 9 ANYBODY WANT TEA? - Teapots of all sizes, colors and shapes are in collection of John C. (Jack) Henderson, Abilene, who displays part of the more than 175 he owns. of pewter which is very old— and very valuable. More than a dozen foreign countries are rep- resented in the collection. And they recall much early day history of this part of Kansas. Plush House Quarters To Cost $100 Million EDITOR'S NOTE -About $100 million is being spent to provide more office space for members of the House of Representatives. Why so much to provide an extra room for each of 435 members? John Beckler takes a close look at the project. By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON (AP)-The vast shadow of a new House office building lies across Capitol Hill these days, and across the desks of members busily seeking ways to whittle President Kennedy's budget. Those who pause in their pursuit of economy to look at the massive marble structure, still uncompleted, may find themselves haunted by the words of the late Rep. Russell Mack, R-Wash. "How can any member of the House hereafter criticize the administration for extravagant spending if we ourselves vote approval of this grandiose project?" Mack asked. How grandiose is the project turning out to be? When ready for use in about 18 months, the new building with its three-room office suites for 169 members will have cost $83 mil lion. The members who move into it will be getting their quarters along with added facilities of the building, as a cost of $483,000 each. Renovation of the present House office buildings to enlarge their two-room offices to three room will bring the total cost of the project to about $100 million. Since the original aim was to >rpvide an extra room for each of the 435 members, the taxpayers will be spending $230,000 per added office room. It was back in 1957 when Rep. Mack asked his question about extravagant spending on the project. The new office building then was just a gleam in the eye of Speaker Sam Rayburn. A huge role marked its site. Mack's question went unanswered. No answer was really needed after Rayburn stated firm y during the 1957 debate: "1 know better than any other man in the House that we need this additional room." Today a 10-story structure- named the Rayburn Building in honor of the late speaker and covering two city blocks—rises from the site that had only large hole in 1957. The building also will have a swimming pool, nine committee rooms, a cafeteria and five pri- ate dining rooms. There will be parking space for 1,600 cars. Each suite really has a fourth room for a receptionist, and also includes two bathrooms and a built-in refrigerator. The committee rooms will rival movie palaces in elegance and space. Once the new building is occupied the two existing office buildings will get a top-to-bottom renovation at an estimated cost of 118.5 million. Each member in these will be provided with a three-room suite. Expansion has not been limited to the House side of the Capitol. The Senate added a second building a few years ago for $25 million, giving each senator at least live rooms, and some, seven. Investors MORTGAGE BANKERS INCORPORATED HIGH RATE ON SECURED SAVINGS HIGH FLYER FALLS — Mary Lou Lawrence, 25-year-old Crown Point, tad., aeritlW, b shown at Madison, Wis,, performing her act, momenta before the fell from bar and plunged 35 feet to concrete floor at Shrine circus. She was working without safety net when accident occured before 2,tW persons. She is in critical Your money .regardless of the amount is stcured by mih grade mortiajes and resources of over $1,000,000.00. Our investors have never lost a cent! tot pur MM** is available whenever yen need It Money received or postmarked by the 15th of -the month earns from the first. All It takes Is SS to start earning 9%. Aik abovt *ur fcwiv* to !•> y*wr ••rntef s to 4%. Pleat* send FREE SAVE BY MAIL KIT. _Pleaw Open Account, Indicate Typti Individual taint TtMncy__ Amount '"'•"'' _., NAME ADDREM CITY ZQHE 51 AT I Imr.sUms MONTUAGt HANKfcHS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Exciting Game at OTTAWA TUESDAY NIGHT February 19th OTTAWA UNIVERSITY "BRAVES" Vs. BETHANY COLLEGE \\ Varsity Game Time 7:30 SWEDES WILSON FIELDHOUSE of Ottawa University Last Home Game of the Season Be Sure to See It. This Athletic Activity Message Is Sponsored by Ottawa University and the Following Civic Boosters A & P SUPER MARKET The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company BENNETT CREAMERY CO. BEST TRUCK LINES, INC. (Nelce Isham) BROWN'S HARDWARE & Sporting Goods BRUCE COMPANY, INC. Subsidiary of the H. D. Lee Co. Earl Guist, Mgr. BUD'S HOBBY SHOP Hobbies for all ages BUDGE'S HARDWARE & Floor Covering BUILDEX, ING. BUTLER'S Your Music Man CARL ft HAP'S USED CARS Glen.Happy & Carl Huntsinger CHAPPELL CLEANERS CITY ft TOP HAT CAB SERVICE Pkg, Delivery - CH 2-2550 COLBY FURNITURE CONCRETE MATERIAL ft CONSTRUCTION Div. of American-Marietta Co. CR1TE8 BODY SHOP Conoco Service & Appliance Center DRAKE'S BAKERY DURBIN COIN-OPERATED LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS DW1GHT HA WORTH CONTRACTOR FAIRMONT FOODS CO. FIRST NATIONAL BANK HANK'S SINCLAHl SERVICE 2nd & Hickory FARM BUREAU INS. SERV. Bob Robbins HEATHMAN ODL CO. & SALVAGE HUBBARD LUMBER CO. Earl Schmanke - F. M. Coons HUGHES AUTO PARTS JOHNSON-GOLDEN AUTO PARTS, INC. KANSAS STATE BANK KILE & SON STEEL ERECTION Robert K. and David Kile LAMB FUNERAL HOME Blanche Lamb — Bob Roberts MANN-BELL DRUG CO. MONTGOMERY WARD ft CO. MOORE CHEVROLET- OLDSMOBILE NATIONAL SIGN CO., INC. MTCHER'S FLOOR SERVICE OTTAWA COOP. ASS'N. OTTAWA FINANCE CO. OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA INSULATION CO. A. J. "Andy" Mietchen OTTAWA SAVINGS & LOAN ASSN. PEL CONSTRUCTION CO. PENNY'S READY-MIX CONCRETE Lawrence Ogg — Charles Hendrickson PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK PLAZA THEATRE PORTER-SPEARS INS. AGENCY PRICE OIL CO. (CHAMPLIN) Dorothy Price - Bob Altic RAFFELOCK'S BARGAIN CENTRE Julius and Marie RANEY REXALL DRUG John Reynolds PRAGER RADIATOR SERVICE SAFEWAY STORE RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE "Finest Quality in Town" BOB WHITE MOTOR CO, F. W. WOOLWORTH CO. Dewey Cook, Mgr. SAM'S TIRE AND SUPPLY, INC. "Sam, the Tire Man" SCOTT'S STORE "Ottawa's Leading Variety Store SELECT DAIRY SOUTH MAIN SHELLY SERVICE "Your Hometown Recapper" SOUTH OTTAWA CHAMPLIN SERVICE Glenn Trout, Mgr. SUFFRON GLASS CO. SUNRISE DAIRY Sunrise and Tastemark Milk TODD MOBILE HOMES (All Types of Mobile Hornet) TOWNER'S FUNERAL CHAPEL Joe Towner WILLIAMSON COAL ft SALVAGE CO. WILSON DRIVE-IN CLEANERS

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