VOL. 67 NO. 60 HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Russia Will Pull Troops Out Of Cuba Figure 3,000 Of 15,000 Are To Be Called Home WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has informed the United) States that several thousand Soviet troops will be withdrawn from Cuba in the next three weeks, diplomatic informants reported today. This word from Moscow is understood to have been given to the Kennedy administration Monday through the Soviet Embassy here. It is understood that President Kennedy's decision to call congressional leaders to a meeting with him Monday night followed that development. The bipartisan group, about a score of legislators, had only two hours notice. The individuals slipped in and out of the executive mansion, avoiding newsmen. In spite of his secrecy, reports began circulating overnight that there had been some important development related to Kennedy's known effort to find out when Soviet Premier Khrushchev intended to pull more of his troops out of Cuba. Official administration estimates are that there are about 17,000 Russians in Cuba. Highly qualified informants said that there was "no deal whatever" involved in the latest development and that the Soviet government had not proposed or demanded any price for the reduction of its Cuban force. Last Nov. 20, Kennedy received a note from Khrushchev saying that a number of Soviet combat units associated with the nuclear missile and jet bomber bases would be withdrawn "in due course." Two weeks ago Kennedy recalled this at a news conference as he sought to deal with -mounting congressional criticism, particularly Republican criticism, of his Cuban policies. Sen. Kenneth B. Keating, R- N.Y., and others have claimed a serious Communist threat continued in Cuba because of the presence of Soviet combat forces. The number of troops which would be withdrawn under the new Kremlin assurance was not precisely known but speculation turned on the point that several thousand would mean by definition at least 3,000 and that the total could be quite a bit more than that. KSTA Under Fire In State Legislature Finney To Investigate Teacher Organization TOPEKA (AP) — Rep. Robert Finney, R-Humbolt, said today he would investigate administration in the Kansas State Teachers Association. Finney and several other legislators expressed ire on the floor want to even if no pupils come VISITORS FROM WESTPHALIA — Three Westphalia High School seniors try out electric typewriter while looking over business machines at Ottawa Typewriter Co. Girls and classmates were in Ottawa yesterday to visit telephone office, look at office equipment and take tests at Kansas State Employment Service office. Pictured (from left) are Jean Kellerman, Westphalia; Barbara Edgecomb, Garnett, and Kay Schwegman, Westphalia. (Herald Photo) of the House this morning over remarks attributed to C. 0. Wright, executive secretary of the teachers group. The legislators read into the House Journal portions of a front page story appearing in the Kansas City Star Monday. In it Wright was quoted that Kansas has one of the most backward school systems in the country. The remarks, attributed to Wright in-an interview at Atlantic City, N.J., at a meeting of the American Association of School Administrators, said the Kansas farmer is a rugged individualist whose insistence on independence makes him oppose educational progress. Wright was further quoted: "Legislators get up and say 'we'll run our schools the way we Tough Job Even For Good Scout HEWLETT, N.Y. (AP)-A Boy Scout is trustworthy, but he can't do the impossible. Still, a Boy Scout is loyal, so he keeps trying. Eighteen Boy Scout volunteers were dispatched by the Hewlett- Woodmere Public Library over the weekend to scout for 150 books held by delinquent adult borrowers. The boys blazed a trail across this Long Island community and returned with 15 books. The librarian, Mrs. Walter Thomson, who knows the problems involved in book-hunting, called the 10 per cent immediate return encouraging. The members of Troop 21 vowed to continue the hunt across the four square miles served by the library over successive weekends. The scouts gave Mrs. Thomson the following accounting: A dozen borrowers promised to look for missing books; three •greed to pay for lost books; two insisted they had returned the books; a dozen were reported away, and doorbells went unanswered at the other homes. Robert Oscard Jr., 12, son of the scoutmaster, reported a few anxious moments when he was confronted by a menacing-looking police dog at the home of one borrower. The owner finally came out, calmed his pet and read the library's explanatory form letter. He told the boy: "Son, I returned that book a long time ago. I think you've got a fine idea there, though. Keep after the others." The missing book is "Lolita." The Weather COUNTY FORECAST- Cloudiness and fog increasing tonight and tomorrow morning turning to partly cloudy skies tomorrow afternoon. Colder tomorrow with highs in upper 30s or lower 40s. Low tonight near 30. KANSAS FORECAST - Partly cloudy west and mostly cloudy east tonight and tomorrow. Colder east and extreme north central tomorrow. Low tonight in 20s. High tomorrow in 30s notheast to 50s southwest. High temperature yesterday, 57; low today, 33; high year ago today, 42; low year ago today. 20; record high this date, 75 in 1930; record low this date, 3 below zero in 1903; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 32 9 p. m. 10 a. m 39 10 p. m. 11 Moon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. m 46 11 p m. 53 54 56 54 53 50 45 .48 Midnight 42 1- a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. , 42 41 40 38 36 36 ...... 35 Charge Youth Slays Parents, 3 Children GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A couple and three of their children were found shot to death in their home on the outskirts of Green Bay today, A few hours later police arrested the sixth member of the family, a 16-year-old boy, on a warrant charging him with murder. The arrest of Harry "Butch" Hebard at a farmhouse 25 miles northwest of Green Bay came shortly after Police Chief Elmer Madson issued a pickup order on the high school junior. , Just before the arrest Dist. Atty. Robert Warren had issued a warrant charging the youth with first degree murder in the slaying of his father. Madson identified the dead as Jack Hebard, a 38-year-old em- ploye of North Central Air Lines; Mrs. Joyce Hebard, 35, and three of her children by a previous marriage—John Ruddell, 15, and 11-year-old twins, Judy and Janice. Madson said that the five apparently were slain before the dinner hour Monday night, but the bodies were not discovered until Dale Aebescher, a fellow employe of Hebard's, passed the family's remodeled farmhouse home and saw that although it was brightly lighted there was no sign of activity. Aebescher called his wife when he arrived at work and asked her to call the Hebard home and to "make sure Jack was up and would get to work on time." Mrs. Aebescher called the police and two detectives who went to the home and found the bodies. Madson said Mrs. Hebard and the children each had been shot once in the temple with a .22 caliber pistol. Such a weapon was missing from a gun rack in the >asement. Hebard's body, clad in slacks and a shirt and partly covered with a blanket, was found on a couch in the living room. He had ieen shot in the forehead at close range, the coroner said. Game Tonight The Ottawa University Braves meet the Bethany Swedes tonight at 7:30 in Wilson Field House in the final home game of the season for the Braves. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to I a.m. Tuesday-1 For February—25 Tauy's Toot How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen tbs noon? Convicted In Highway Fatalities if that's what we want.' They lack the social concept that it is the responsibility of the state to educate the children." Wright was quoted as saying that U.S. Highway 81 divided the liberals from the conservatives in education and that the Kansas Legislature gives disproportionate representation to rural areas and disfranchises urban voters. Finney, describing himself as a liberal from east of U.S. 81, said: "I don't now how Mr. Wright could be wronger.' He said he does not think the administrator of the teachers association represent the studied views of the association members. "I think.Mr. Wright does the state and the members of this organization a disservice," Fin ney said. Rep. Walter Ford, D-Ulysses asked that the Kansas City Star story be printed in the House Journal. Ford said that he is suppose* to be pretty liberal, but "we do no believe in throwing away mon ey. We believe in getting a dollar of education spent." for every dollar President Welcomes Betancourt WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy welcomed Venezuela's President Romulo Betancourt to Washington today with extraordinary words of praise. "You represent all we admire in a political leader," Kennedy told the Venezuelan in a rain- dampened honor ceremony at the White House. Kennedy and the Venezuelan leader and their wives stood under the north portico of the White House. They were sheltered from the rain and snow which fell during the ceremonies but not from the chill blast of Washington's increasingly cold weather. The visiting South American executive, arriving from Puerto Rico, had just flown by helicopter from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to the ellipse back of the White House. The ceremony was planned originally for the helicopter landing pad but was shifted to the covered portico on account of rain. By the time Betancourt arrived, however, the rain had stopped and there was only a light mist. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A jury convicted Donald James Knight, 17, of Lawrence, Monday on a reduced charge of negligent homicide for his part in a highway accident in which two youths were killed. Samuel Penn Armstrong, 18, of Eudora, and John Valcour, 18, of Eudora, were killed April 9, 1962, in a car that overturned south of Eudora. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Knight was the driver and had been drag racing prior. He was tried on a charge of fourth-degree manslaughter. Knight was released under $1000 bond after the defense announced it will seek a new trial. Maximum penalty under the conviction is a year in jail. J. R. CHENEY J. R. Cheney Commission Candidate J. R. "Duke" Cheney, 623 Elm, a former mayor of Ottawa, •announced today that he is a candidate for the office of commissioner of finance of the City of Ottawa in the coming city election. Cheney is owner and operator of two grocery markets in Ottawa and one in Wellsville. He has been a resident of Ottawa for 30 years. He is the first to announce for the office. Present finance commissioner is Charles Queen who has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election. Kiss Rings Bell Ottawans Are Well The number of colds and flu cases in Ottawa schools has decreased to nearly normal, au- thorites said today. All teachers and nearly all students were in classes yesterday at the Ottawa senior high school. Ottawa High last week had about 10 per cent of the students suffering from flu and seven teachers absent with winter illnesses. Grade schools in the city have not reported any abnormal number of pupils out of school with sickness all winter. Besides the usual number of colds and flu cases, the grade schools have reported some chickenpox, but even that disease seems in hand now. MIAMI, Fla. (AP)-A trio of Miami students have devised a machine that measures the smooching power generated by two people kissing. It's called the kissometer. Its creators, including a bouncy 18-year-old brunette, are having a lot of fun with trial runs. "It all depends on the sparkle inside you," said Tatiana Prilut- chi, the only female in her electrical engineering class. "If you feel all tingling inside, your kiss will show it." The kissometer is rigged with flashing lights and ringing bells. The lowest quality kiss flashes a sign that says, "Dead fish." A Casanova embrace will register "Woweee." The hottest smooching registers a "Woweee" and clangs a bell. "The machine works on scientific principles," said Tatiana, of North Miami Beach. "The couple inside the booth hold an electronically charged probe in their hands. It sends a minute amount of electrical current through their bodies. When their lips meet, the circuit is completed." The rest is up to the couple. Eyes On The Stars Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv By MARTHA COLE ' WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13- year-old boy in New York wrote the National Aeronautics and Space Administration: "I would be willing to die for NASA, my country and the seven astronauts." Another boy, a senior in a Michigan high school, wrote: "My main goal in life is to step foot on an alien planet." These are but two examples found today in the letters that keep coming to NASA from young people starry-eyed about space. The boys and girls ask serious questions, such as what courses they should be taking in high school and what colleges would be best for preparation for space The NASA answers are in general terms. They advise the young people to talk with their high school counselors and science teachers and read scientific magazines and books. Plan a solid general education, NASA tells them, and master the basic fundamentals of science and mathematics. To those wanting to be astronauts, NASA has written, "other factors are the excellence of your academic record in high school and college and the very important qualities of physical fitness and high moral character." NASA also sends packets of materials to the space fledglings. To some it wrote that it would try to get a spacemobile to stop by their school. CO-OP LABEL FOR HIS LAPEL — Mrs. Kenneth Edwards pins Co-op lapel button on coat of Harold Bones, Ottawa RFD 4, as Mr. and Mrs. Bones arrived for Co-op Neighbors Night at Ottawa's Memorial Hall last night. (Herald Photos) Big Crowd Of "Neighbors" For Ottawa Co-Op Party More than 500 persons attended the Ottawa Cooperative Association's "Neighbor Night" program last night in Ottawa's Memorial Auditorium. They were treated to entertainment and refreshments by the Co-Op. Some carried away prizes. Harold Staadt, Ottawa RFD 3, president of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture and chair- man of the Ottawa Co-Op board of directors, was master of ceremonies. He said he was happy to see farmers and city people at such a meeting. "Farm and city friends depend, a great deal on each other," he said. Ottawa Mayor Charles Williamson extended a welcome. "Each new crop raised brings new wealth to Ottawa," he said. The Ottawa Co-Op used the occasion to honor some of its em- ployes for five years of service. They are C. Raymond Smith, Homer Miller, Harold Myers, Ray Eversmeyer, Henry Collins, James Price, Fred Ferguson, Jack Shaffer and Charles Harkins. WELCOME FOR CO-OP NEIGHBORS - Greeting Co-Op Neighbors Night visitors at Memorial Auditorium last night are (from left) Lyle E. Grier, Ottawa Co-Op manager; Clareoes Keith, secretary of Ottawa Co-Op board; Kenneth Edwards, men* ber of Neighbors Night planning committee, and Mrs, Jack champ.
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