The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 21, 1963 · Page 1
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 1

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, February 21, 1963
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•Based MIGs Fire On American Boat: • • -,-- : ' 'v ''•','.•»• nt Orders Armed Forces On Guard Pool Survey Asked By Park Committee The special park committee appointed some time ago by the city commissioners has recommended that the city arrange with the firm of Pascal Paddock, Oklahoma City, swimming pool designers, to make a survey of the Ottawa Forest Park Pool situation and submit a report on recommendations. The park committee met recently with the representatives of the engineering firm. Under the plan used by the engineering firm there would be no cost to the city if the city does not go through with a plan * * * for construction of a pool following the firm's study and report. If the city does go through with a swimming pool project, such as a new pool or improvement of the old pool, following such survey report, the firm of Pascal Paddock would expect to be named as designers of the project and its fee would then be 5 per cent of the cost of the project. The city attorney was instructed to review the contract offered by the engineering firm and report his opinion to the city commission before any action on the proposal is taken. * * * Would Put School Bond Issue First NEW AMERICAN .— Mrs. Raymond A. Houston, 804 E. 9th, holds copy of Declaration of Independence which she received along with an American flag with her naturalization papers. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) So Thrilled To Be An American "It is such a thrill to be a citizen of the United States," says Mrs. Raymond A. Houston, 804 E. 9th. On Feb. 12, Lincoln's birthday, she was one of 26 persons from 13 different countries who received naturalization papers in the federal courthouse, Kansas City, Has. "A surprising thing is that people here take such an interest and seem so happy when someone in their midst becomes a citizen," she says. Mrs. Houston works as waitress at North American Hotel. ;When she was serving at a recent party she found herself being congratulated on all sides with the greatest of sincerity. Mrs. Houston met and married her husband in 1957, in Frankfort, Germany, while he was serving in the U. S. Army as radio mechanic. When the family came to this country late that year, she could speak a little English, "enough to confuse people," she says. Mrs. Houston reports that she did not get homesick as everything in this country was new and interesting. She did take a trip back to her native country last October but found everything vastly changed. "It looks like New York now, with skyscrapers all around. Where formerly mere were few cars, they are now almost bumper to bumper." Mrs. Houston's father is living and she has a sister in East Berlin. Mrs. Houston says she found the history and civic material she studied so interesting that she intends to keep on learning more about her new country. Children are Jack, 8th grade, and Judy, 5th grade, by a previous marriage; Irene, kindergarten; Jerry Ray, three; and Larry, nine months. DownWent The Mercury The Ottawa area .experienced the sharpest drop in temperature in years yesterday and last night. The mercury reached 54 degrees about 11:30 a.m. yesterday and by 8 a.m. today it had dropped to I, a slump of 48 degrees in about SO hours. . ' The temperature fell 12 degrees between noon and 1 p.m., yesterday, the biggest drop in a single oof-hour period during the Degree drop. US Would Shoot If It's Necessary WASHINGTON (AP)—President Kennedy ordered the armed forces today "to take all necessary action" to prevent a recurrence of Wednesday's rocket attack by Cuba-based MIG planes on an American shrimp boat. Kennedy's action was announced by the White House, which attributed the attack in the Florida Straits to "Cuban aircraft." In a second announcement, the White House said the Soviet Union has told his government that several thousand Soviet military personel will be withdrawn from Cuba by the middle of March. It said the Soviet personnel being withdrawn had to do with guarding the kinds of weapons which already have been removed from Cuba, as well as some military specialists who have been training Cuban military cadres. "The United States government considers this action by the Soviet government a useful step in reduction of international tensions," the White House statement said. As for the shrimp boat incident, press secretary Pierre Salinger read newsmen a statement reporting that "a strong protest" against the firing of MIG rockets at the shrimp boat Ala has been sent to Havana via the Swiss government. "The United States government will expect a full explanation from Cuba," the statement said. Swiss channels were used to forward the note because the United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba. The question of bond issues in Ottawa came in for some discussion at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. City officials have received a request from the directors of the Chamber of Commerce to give preference to the bond issue for the proposed new high school over any other bond issue that might be contemplated. Earl A. Guist, 1304 S. Oak, attending the meeting as an observer for the Chamber of Commerce, commented that the action of the Chamber directors was prompted by the recent mention of a new swimming pool for Ottawa, and the possibility that it might mean a city bond issue. City officials said the quesion Would Replace Postal Clerks WASHINGTON (AP)-A citizens advisory group feels the Post Office Department should consider replacing ito sales-window clerics with vending machines, At the same time, the advisory board told Postmaster General J. Edward Day in a report Wednesday, it endorses the Post Office Department policy of trying to assure that "no full-time career em- ploye need fear becoming unemployed because of the introduction of mechanized equipment." The board endorsed the depart* ment's plan to provide advanced specialized training to employes is one they feel should be discussed in a joint meeting with the board of education. The city commissioners stated they are fully aware of the problem facing the community relative to the school bond issue which has been defeated twice and are aware of its importance to the community. They stated that on the other hand a decision must be made as to how far the city can go on marking time and waiting on city improvements because of the reluctance of voters to approve a school bond issue. * * * Turn Down Annexation The city planning commission has turned down the request of William S. Bowers and Walter E. Hegberg for bringing portions of their property on West 7th Street into the city. The planning commission in making its report to the city commissioners stated that the commission is reluctant to bring into the city only parts of property owned by an individual and situ ated adjacent to the city. The city commissioners lasl night stated that they are in agreement with the planning commission recommendation, but statec that Bowers and Hegberg will be notified that the planning commission and the city commissioners will be willing to discuss the matter with them further. King To Visit KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) King Mohammad Zahir and Queen Humaira of Afghanistan have ac cepted an invitation from President and Mrs. Kennedy to visi the United States next fall. They plan to arrive Sept. 4 for a 10-day visit. Tauy's Toot What a pretty kettle of shrimp. The key sentence in the White louse statement read: "Orders have been given to the armed forces to take all necessary action against any repetitoin of such an attack." The shrimp boat was not hit )y the rockets. At the Pentagon, a spokesman declined to spell out what was meant by "all necessary action." It could mean opening fire on VIIGs which threaten U.S. surface or aircraft. Apparently, U.S. fighters which witnessed the attack on the shrimp boat were under no such iring orders. It was understood they closed to within a couple of miles of the MIGs. Sources said he Russian-built planes were in a turn heading back for the Cuban mainland when they loosed their rockets. The incident occurred about in the middle of the Florida Straits on a direct line south of Miami The MIGs-shrimp boat incident occurred Wednesday but was only disclosed by the Pentagon this morning. The Defense Department said two MIGs flew by the shrimp boat, Ala, and fired rockets but did not hit it. The presence of the MIGs hac been detected earlier by radar and U.S. planes from Florida dispatched to the area, saw the firing. A Pentagon spokesman said the Ala was in international waters 60 miles north of the Cuban mainland. The sudden MIG assault inevitably raised the question in speculation here as to whether the shrimp boat might afford some clue to the mysterious fate of the tanker Marine Sulphur Queen which vanished Feb. 2 on a voyage between Beaumont, Tex., ant Norfolk, Va. The tanker was carrying 15,000 tons of molten sul phur. Wednesday ships searching for the vessel found flotsam let tered Sulphur Queen. However, a Defense.. Depart ment spokesman said he was no aware of any evidence that thi Sulphur Queen had been attacked The reason for the MIG rocke firing on the shrimp' boat was no clear but some officials though it might be related to the fac that U.S. aircraft a few days ago fired rockets across the bow o the Venezuelan freighter, Anzoa tegui, after it had been seized bj a Communist revolutionary group and while it was being taken in Brazil. In that case the Venezuela] government had asked the Unitec States for assistance in recover ing the vessel and the rocket were fired to try to get th freighter to stop, but it refusei to do so. OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1963 VOL. 67 NO. 62 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES Girls Buried Alive After Being Beaten VERN R. CHESBRO Chesbro School Board Candidate Vern R. Chesbro, 940 S. Hickory, vice president of operations of the Northern Telephone Company, announced today that he is a candidate for a board of education position in the coming city election. He is the first to announce as a candidate for one of the three positions to be filled. Mr. and Mrs. Chesbro have two children in school and one child of pre-school age. The Chesbros are long-time residents of Ottawa. The primary election, if one is necessary, will be Tuesday, March 19, and the city election will be Tuesday, April 2. TOOELE, Utah (AP)-Two Salt ,ake City girls were battered with a hammer and buried alive under desert brush Wednesday. Officers say a 19-year-old part-time dishwasher has admitted the crime. The girls, Carol Annette Clayton and Drinda Jane Atnes, both 18, were rescued after a companion, Tony Robertson, 19, ran and walked 14 miles to the nearest telephone and got help. The girls were hospitalized and both were in critical condition. Sheriff Faye Gillette said Rex Hintze of Salt Lake City admitted mating the girls after his car became stuck on a muddy road near the Great Salt Lake and the girls started walking toward home. He was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. "He didn't seem to know why he did it," the sheriff said, "he just said he was mad at them for leaving." Robertson, a friend of Hintze's, said he was in the car and didn't know about the beatings "until he (Hintze) asked me to help him hide the bodies." Robertson, also of Salt Lake Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—1 For February—29 For 1963—52 Comparable 1962 period—59 Ready To Pay Up NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 8-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., girl wrote the Internal Revenue Service here offering her life savings of $17.39 after being notified she owed income taxes for 1960. "I am 8 years old and I am not married and don't work," the girl wrote. She gave her bank account number and added: "This is the only money I have except a nickel for the ice cream man." The Internal Revenue Service said a form notice was sent the child by mistake and that the error is being corrected by letter. The agency said rules prohibit releasing the 8-year-old's name. City, said he thought the girls were dead. He said he edged away from Hintze, saying he wanted to see if anybody was watching, then started running. Sheriff Gillette said Hintze told him he covered both girls with brush, and when one started kicking, "he said he put some rocks and a big piece of iron on her." The sheriff said Hintze believed the girls would not live. "If the girls do live, they'll owe their lives to that boy who ran 14 miles for help," Gillette said. A waitress in a cafe on U.S. Highway 40 said Robertson stumbled in exhausted and scared, saying, "There's two dead girls back there." When officers reached the scene they didn't see anyone. "Then we heard some moaning," the sheriff said. "At first I thought it was a calf that had lost its mother." It was Miss Clayton. Miss Atnes waa found about 50 yards away. Sheriff Gillette said officers found Hintze near his car on the other side of a small hill from where the girls were found. The sheriff said he didn't resist Wall Street Astir Over Stoek Theft NEW YORK (AP)— Disclosure of the theft of more than $3.5 million in stock certificates from an elderly widow's home excited Wall Street today. The disclosure resulted from a securities firm's warning that stolen stock certificates were being presented for transfer. An FBI spokesman said the theft occurred more than 17 months ago at the home of Theresa N. McSweeney in suburban New Rochelle, N.Y. Mrs. M c Cweeney is the widow of Henry McSweeney, corporation lawyer who died in 1946. The theft was at first reported a minor one. Information given New Rochelle police said that two armed men broke into the McSweeney home on the night of Sept. 10, 1961, tied up the caretaker and made off with two gold vases, two men's wrist watches, and cuff links. Later, Mrs. McSweeney notified the FBI that the securities also had been taken. Police learned that a few days before the robbery, thieves had broken into another of Mrs. McSweney's homes — at Atlantic City, N.J., and had stolen jewelry including a necklace valued at $100,000. Mrs. McSweeney was in Atlan tic City at the time of the breakin at her New Rochelle home. No Federal Gift Of Welfare Office who will work on new equipment. The Franklin County commissioners said they have received notice from the Department of Health Education and Welfare that the present post office building cannot be given to the county for use as offices for the county welfare department. The commissioners had been negotiating with the General Service Administration and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare since early in January about obtaining the building free with only the cost of transfer being involved. The federal officials told the commissioners yesterday that the building possibly could be given to the county to house the health department and agricultural extension offices but that it cannot be given for welfare offices. The commissioners said the county health authorities are satisfied with facilities they have in the courthouse and the extension offices, though not completely adequate, serve the need. Commissioner Cecil Vining said the possibility of buying the building for welfare offices had been discussed with State Sen. Bill Bowers and State Rep. Wayne Angell. The legislators are checking legality of purchasing the building, but they have told the commissioners the statues, as they are now, only provide for buying land and building facilities. There is no provision for purchasing an existing building. Bowers said (he present statue could be amended to allow counties to buy existing buildings. Vining said the commission has dropped all hope of obtaining the post office free after it is vacated in mid-summer when postal operations are moved into a new building now under construction at 4th-Hickory. The commissioners said an election would be called to vote bonds for the purchase of the building, if it is appraised at prices they deem acceptable and if the law will permit the county to buy it. The welfare offices presently are located upstairs in city hall in quarters the officials feel are not adequate and easily accessible by older clients of the department. The commissioner's request for building stated that it would be used primarily for welfare purposes, although they considered using part of the space for health and extension offices. The federal department notified both city and county authorities last month that the building would be disposed of by the government and that provisions existed to give local government agencies priority in obtaining the building. The Ottawa board of education relinquished priority, saying the building was not suitable for a school and not near enough to other schools to be used as an administration building. The city commission considered the building for use as a police head quarters but has not taken any action. The city would have to buy the building at its appraised value. City officials said there are sufficient funds to purchase it. The county officials said they will consider the matter further after they learn whether it can be, purchased. Legion Plans Picnic Area Members of Warren Black Post *fo. 60, American Legion, have plans for creating a picnic area near the north bank of the Marais des Cygnes river in the vicinity of Mulberry Street. The area to be used is city >roperty and city officials have granted use of the ground. Le- jion members have said that they will relinquish the area at any ime it is needed for city use. Joel Towner and David Bunch, of the Legion Post, requested use of the land for the Legion at the meeting of the city commission* ers last night and city officials ;ave approval. The area is adjacent to property owned by the Legion Post where the organization has plans For a Legion building in the future. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy and cold tonight. Generally fair tomorrow with slowly rising temperatures. Northerly winds 20 to 25 mph diminishing tonight. Lows tonight 5 to 10. High tomorrow around 30. KANSAS FORECAST - Diminishing winds tonight, in* creasing again tomorrow with slowly rising temperatures. Clear to partly cloudy skies through tomorrow. Low tonight 5 to 10 above. High tomorrow 20s northeast and southwest. High temperature yesterday, 54; low today, 6; high year ago today, 41; low year ago today, 30; record high this date, 75 in 1923 and 1935; record low this date, 6 below zero in 1939; hour* ly temperatures, 24 hours ending a a.m., today: 9 a. m 44 9 p. m U 10 a. m 47 10 p. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m 33 3 p. m 30 4 p. ra 26 61 11 p, m. ...,'.'.'.1* 53 Midnight 13 .41 s p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .23 .20 .18 .16 1 a. m, 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m.. 5 a, m. 0 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. ....11 ...,10 ....10 PrescripUona-Raney; CH

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