TTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 81 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1983 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES U.S. May Make Concession v ' ' "• For Nuclear Ban Agreement Lends A Hand CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A preschool cldss for the handicapped was giving the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Charlie Sadikoff, on crutches, noticed that Kin Combs, born armless, had no hand to place over her heart. Without missing a word, the little boy reached quietly with his left hand and held it on her chest. It's The Berries NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — For two days Newport police have been called to do something about drunken birds. The woman caller says six English sparrows fly into her yard and eat some red berries, then begin acting tipsy and fly into anything in their path. Police said it is out of their jurisdiction. Would Settle For Fewer Inspections, Says Foster GENEVA (AP) — The United States indicated today it would settle for fewer than eight on-site inspections a year within the Soviet Union if the Soviet Union accepted a completely foolproof inspection procedure. Chief U.S. Delegate William C. Foster presented the idea in a meeting of the 17-nation disarmament conference. He stressed that any American willingness to compromise would depend, among other things, on a satisfactory number of inspectors, the areas where they could operate and the criteria under which they could be dispatched. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Claims Red Failure In Venezuela Drive By RICHARD G. MASSOCK WASHINGTON (AP)-President Romulo Betancourt of Venezuela declared today his government is stable despite aggressive Communist subversion directed through Havana from Moscow and Peking. He said in a speech prepared for delivery at the National Press Club that groups of Red terrorists, by making off with five paintings from a French art exhibition in Caracas and hijacking the Venezuelan freighter Ahzoategui, had gained "excessive international publicity" that gives a distorted picture of the situation in his country. "These acts of terrorism are commando operations carried out by small groups that have absolutely no help or support from the people of Venezuela," he said. Betancourt said the Communists had failed to influence organized labor and farm workers, and that among students there was a "lessening of receptivity to their slogans." "If they have launched them selves on the extreme and desperate path of terrorist acts, it is because they realize they have no popular support and aid," he said. "The aid and support of the people of Venezuela, their determination and will to live in democracy and freedom, have given real stability to the government that represent. But it also has had and continues to have the loyalty and support of the armed forces." Betancourt explained that the Communist offensive was aimet at Venezuela because, for one rea son, it is the principal supplier of petroleum to the United States and the rest of the Western world. Another reason ,he said, is that his government has taken an unequivocal stand against the Fidel Havana and since 1958 when 10 years of dictatorship ended. Betancourt conferred with President Kennedy on Tuesday afternoon and had more White House Vsasuu itguuc in Havana aim against international communism. He said the situation in Venezuela has improved considerably host at a reception for Kennedy at the Venezuelan Embassy tonight. Great Day Even - ••/•- • -- - ----- Greater For Her -*. Lincoln's Birthday, Feb. 12, was a great day for Americans in the opinion of Mrs. John Gracey, Richmond, and she is one American for which it particularly was a great day. Mrs. Gracey received her United States citizenship last Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Federal Courthouse at Kansas City, Kas. Mrs. Gracey was a Canadian. Her two oldest children were born in Canada where their mother and father lived after they were marreid The boys received their citizenship when Mom did under the new law that states they cannot be Americans until the foreign born parent is naturalized . Mrs. Gracey was born at Niagara Falls, Canada, where she met and married her husband, ET2 John Gracey, who was stationed at a naval base in Niagara Falls, N. Y. After the couple was married they made their home on the Canadian side for spvpral vpars and later moved to Richmond where Mrs. Gracey's uncle, Rev. Owen Coty, 0. Carm., was pastor of St. Therese's Catholic Church. "I had never been away from Mama before," Mrs. Gracey explained, "a n d when my husband was sent to the Olathe Naval Air Station, we moved to Richmond so I could be near my uncle." Father Coty has since been transferred back to Niagara Falls and his niece is doing very well. Mrs. Gracey works as a secretary to the superintendent and the principal of the Richmond grade and high school. She and her husband have four children, John, 14; Jim, 13, Jan 10, and Jeffrey 18 months. Mrs. Gracey is "very happy to be an American." She received her naturalization documents along with 26 other persons, representing 15 countries. Six of the group were children who have been adopted by American fam ilies. Mrs. Gracey was the onlj "new American" from this area Vasily V. Kuznetsov ignored Foster's suggestion. He tried to move the debate away from the test ban and into a discussion of an East- West nonaggression pact. The Soviet .Union has advanced the pact idea frequently, but the West wants it considered only in the general framework of disarmament treaty. The talk in the corridors around the conference was that the United States and Britain ultimately might compromise on five or six on-site inspections per year on Soviet territory to check on suspicious earth tremors indicative of underground nuclear explosions. Such a concession never has been spelled out to newsmen by members of the U.S. delegation, however. The negotiations have been deadlocked for weeks between the Soviet maxicum offer of two or three inspections and the Western minimum demand for eight. Foster released only extracts from his speech in the closed conference session. These included an oblique reference to American readiness to go below the minimum of eight inspections. "The United States," said Foster, has already indicated its flexibility in private talks and its willingness Jo consider such position as the Soviet Union might put forth on key issues of the negotiations." Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D- Minn., attending the conference as U.S. Senate observer, told newsmen it would be difficult to obtain Senate approval for less than eight on-site inspections per year. The deciding factor in any reduction in the number of inspections. Humphrey said, would be the total treaty arrangements to prevent cheating on the test ban agreement. "I don't think we ought to say that any particular figure is the ultimate and final word," Humphrey said. "Obviously the Soviet offer of two or three inspections is unacceptable." Foster was to fly to Washington later today to report to President Kennedy. He is expected back in Geneva early next week. In a move unrelated to the discussion of a test ban, Kuznetsov introduced the proposal for a non- aggression treaty between the Warsaw Pact powers. The treaty draft said the two groups of nations would "solemnly refrain from attack, the threat or use of force, in any manner inconsistent with purposes and principles of the United Nations charter, against one another or in their international relations in general." A British delegation spokesman said the pact proposal "is not a disarmament measure but might have some value in reducing international tension." Retired Businessman Dead At 83 Emil James "Jim" Welsch, 83, 517 E. 8th, died today at 3:45 a.m. in Cedar House nursing home where he had lived for almost three years. Services will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Father Henry J. Beier officiting. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Homewood. Rosary will be recited at Towner's Chapel Friday at 8 p.m. Mr. Welsch was bom Nov. 26, 1879, at Maystown, 111. He married Louise Rubick July 14, 1915, at Boonville, Mo. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had been a member of Knights of Columbus for 54 years. He lived in St. Louis, Mo., until 1915, and moved to Homewood in 1921. He was superintendent of K. C. Bridge Co. for nine years and taught school a year at Maystown, HI. He operated the elevator and store at Homewood for 18 years and operated a store at Idlewild, Garnett, for 18 years. In 1955 he retired and moved to Ottawa. : Surviving are the widow; one brother, Joe Welsch, St. Louis, and several nieces and nephews, including Father James Welsch, Houston, Tex. and Wilbur E. Allsup, South Gate, Calif., who was reared in the home and will arrive by plane Thursday evening. OH HAPPY DAY! OR OH ACHING BACK! — Depending upon whatever spring means to you will be your reaction to this harbinger of the season, a display of garden tools. Ottawa stores are getting ready to meet the needs, whether your choice is shovels or fishing rods. Here, Budge Reusch, hardware dealer, admires his display. (Herald Photo) Slayer Of 5 Felt 'Left Out Of Family Circle The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clouds are expected to diminish as a cold wave spreads over state tonight and tomorrow. Cold northerly winds are expected, ranging from 20 to 35 mph tonight and diminishing tomorrow. Lows tonight 5 to 15. Highs tomorrow in the upper teens. KANSAS FORECAST - Cold wave spreading over state tonight and tomorrow with temperatures falling to near 10 above north and 15 above south tonight and rising only slightly tomorrow. Northerly winds 25 to 40 mph will accompany the cold wave with snow squalls tonight followed by gradual clearing and slowly diminishing winds tomorrow. High temperature yesterday, 54; low today, 30; high year ago today, 35; low year ago today, 23; record high this date, 67 In 1925; record low this date, 2 In 1923; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A high school youth whose broodings, over his place in the family circle exploded into a burst of gunfire, has told authorities how he shot and killed his father and stepmother and her three children. Harry Hebard, 16, described by his minister as "a good, quiet boy who was real active in the church," apparently had planned the slayings for some time, according to Dist. Atty. Robert Warren. The boy was scheduled for arraignment today on first-degree murder charges. Warren said he will seek a psychiatric examination for him. Harry, a high school junior, surrendered meekly Tuesday about six hours after the bodies were found in the family home. Killed by shots from an automatic pistol and rifle were the boy's stepmother, Joyce, 35; her three children by a previous marriage, John Rudell, 15, and Judy and Janice, 11-year-old twins; and Harry's thrice - married father, Jack Hebard, 38, a part-time automobile thrill driver and stunt man. The father, an airline freight foreman, used the professional name "Lucky O'Hara" and was well-known on the Midwest fair circuit. The boy told the district attoft ney he "had a general feeling :<of being left out of the family circle." He declined to see his may ister, the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mr. Thompson said he was "aware of trouble" involving the boy and his family. A spokesman at the high school Harry attended said he had always been moody. FIRE INSTRUCTIONS — Ed Monday (center), state firemanship instructor, University of Kansas, gives Everett Chapman (left), 134 N. Oak, and Paul Foster, Ml Elm, both Ottawa firemen, tome pointers on fire hoses and noades during session of fire school Monday is conducting this week for local fire department. (Herald Photo) ; Grandfolks Get Letter Finally COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP)-A letter addressed only to "Grandpa and Grandma, Columbus, Kan., R. R. 3" has reached its destination. But rural mail carrier Ray Shields had to make 20 stops before he finally got the job done The letter was for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mack and was from their 4% year old great grandson, Keith Solinger of Whittier, Calif. 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .36 36 .36 ,37 .41 .46 .52 .53 .52 .50 .45 .40 9 p. m 38 10 p. m 36 11 p. m 36 Midnight 36 1 a. m. 2 a. in. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m 35 ..32 ..32 ..34 . 34 .32 Hanes Files For City Commission Two Ottawans have now filed officially at the city hall as candidates for commissioner of finance, which is to be filled at the April 2 city election. Lyle D. Hanes, owner and operator of Hanes Greenhouse, 530 W. 15th Street, filed this morning. The other who has filed as a candidate is J. R. Cheney, former mayor of Ottawa. Hanes has owned and operated the greenhouse since 1945 and has been a resident of the community since 1937. Mr. and Mrs. Hanes live at 530 W. 15th. They are the parents of Lyle A. Hanes contractor, whose home is al 1246 S. Maple. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .35 ..36 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv C Of C Dinner Monday Night G. ROBERT GADBERRY Family Planning New Life Away From Unhappy Place Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday —3 For February—28 Tauy's Toot Mrs. Gracey could teach us longtime Americans a lot about Americanism, By ANDREW MEISELS BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - How does a family that has lost four children in a day begin to pick up the thread of its life? Ruth Corridan is doing it by caring for her four remaining children and by thinking of the future. Lorraine Corridan, 11, who narrowly escaped the fate of her four sisters, returned Tuesday to grade school classes and reported afterward with some relief: "Nobody mentioned the accident." Joseph Francis Corridan, the father, plans to move his family to a new home, away from the drab walk-up where they had lived, away from the view from one of the windows—away from Argyle Lake. Lorraine; Kathleen, 10; Patricia, 7; Mary Ann, 5, and Louise, 3, ventured onto the ice of Argyle Lake Feb. 10 and fell in. An off- duty patrolman saved Lorraine. The others drowned. People who read of the tragedy —from as far away as Iowa, Illinois, Arizona and Texas—have sent the Corridans more than 200 letters expressing sympathy. Several of the letters contained money for the family, which has been receiving welfare payments to supplement Corridan's $75 weekly salary. Neighbors and even the classmates of the dead girls contributed. A friend took the family in, so it would not have to return to its former home with its tragic memories. A neighbor, Mrs. Walter Kirby of Babylon, is coordinating a special trust fund for the Corridans. the Contributions have brought fund to over $4,600. Corridan hopes to use the money as a down payment on a new home. His wife also is beginning to think of the future. "She has started to talk about the new house a little bit," Corridan said. He plans to answer each of the letters of sympathy. "I don't care how long it takes," he said. As for Lorraine, the thread of her life is shorter, simpler, and perhaps a little easier to pick up. "She has returned to school," Mrs. Kirby said. "But she'll miss her sisters. They all walked hand^n-hand back and forth to school." Around 100 reservations havt been made for the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce's annual din* ner, said Peg Carr, C of C man* ager. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Garfield School. G. Robert Gadberry, vice president and trust officer of Wichita's Fourth National Batik and Trust Company, will speak. Gadberry, who has been a civic leader in Wichita since he joined the bank staff in 1952, has spoken to audiences in 10 states besides Kansas. He has been a leader in Red Cross, March of Dimes, Wesley Hospital, United Fund and YMCA activities for years. Last year Gadberry was Kansas chairman of Radio Free Europe. His title Monday night will be "Shoes That Pinch." A highlight of the annual meeting will be the presentation of awards to one or more Otta- wans for outstanding service to the community. New C of C directors elected in recent mail balloting also will be named. Miss Carr said husbands and wives of C of C members are welcome. : Reservations are to be madp by Saturday, Feb. 23, at the C of C office. Tickets cost $2 per person. Goes To Chair With A Smile HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) -• Calm and cheerful, Leo Daniel Luton smiled and winked at • newt* man seconds before he died in the electric chair today. Luton, 34, former Dallas printer, was executed for the slaying of • Dallas grocer's wife Sept 9,1IM, during a robbery.
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