The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 22, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, February 22, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL.87 NO. 63 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1963 7 CENTS TEN, OBSERVE BIRTHDAY-GEORGErs - Two Eugene Field first graders pin flags on bulletin board after coloring them for Washington's Birthday, today. Children are David Long, son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Long, 309 Maple, and Geraldine Coffman, daughter of District Judge and Mrs. Floyd Coffman, West 15th Street. Mrs. Grace Hoobing, 212 S. Locust, is teacher. (Herald Photo) Church To Observe Anniversary Sunday, Feb. 24, will mark the Mth anniverary of the organization of Faith Lutheran Church iiere. Rev. Conrad E. Soderstrom, Springfield,-Mo. v 'will be the guest speaker for the occasion at the regular morning service at 10. Special music will be present ed by a mixed quartet. C. E. SODERSTROM A dinner will be served at noon in the basement of the church. In the afternoon there will be a reading of the condensed history of the congregation during the past 20 years, and a slide lecture will be presented by Dr. Mildred Julius Stevens, Garnett. Among charter members in attendance will be Chris Krueger, Sr., Henry K. Dehn, Quenemo, and William Ackmann, Garnett. Correction Edmiston's will close at 5:00 p.m. tonight instead of 9:00 p.m. as stated in yesterday's Herald. Adv. Ask Vaccination To Combat Flu By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Influenza cases in the United States continue to increase and medical authorities are urging vaccinations to combat the spreading outbreaks. , : . The Communicable Disease Center of the U,S. Public Health Service said today infqnnation compiled weekly from its 108 reporting cities across the nation show 759 pneumonia-influenza deaths through the week during Feb. 16. That is 54 deaths over the previous week. The death toll is showing a continued marked increase in the South and Middle Atlantic states, the center said. The flu outbreaks reached epidemic proportions in areas along the Atlantic seaboard Jan. 15, and then moved westward. States reporting flu outbreaks for the first time during the week which ended Feb. 16 were Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Michigan and New Jersey, the center said. Asian flu has been confirmed in Maryland, Michigan, Kansas, North Carolina, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio and the District of Columbia. A spokesman for the center saic there is no cure as such for Asian flu, only treatment. The health agency is urging prevention through vaccination. Church Courses Are Open To All A leadership training fellowship, sponsored by the Ottawa Ministerial Association, is to be held at First Baptist Church on Tuesdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, 12, 19 and 26, it was announced today. The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Some of the courses are prepared for church school workers and church leaders and others for edification of all. Everyone is welcome, to participate in the class of his choice, t was announced by Rev. Ned VI. Roberts, chairman of the min- sterial committee for the Fel- owship. The following courses are to be offered: Children and the Bible, Mrs. Mary E. Black and Miss Grace L. Metz, instructors. Helping Young People Develop Christian Beliefs, Rev. Charles P. Knight, and Mrs. Nelle Stout, instructors. The Bible in Church History, Dr. Raymond P. Jennings, instructor. Christian Responsibility in World Order, Prof. Keith C. Shumway, instructor. Spiritual Renewal Through Personal Groups, Rev. Ellsworth Caylor, instructor. The Gospel of St. Luke, Rev. Ralph Edwards, instructor. Pre-registration fee for the Fellowship is $1. Text books in the courses may be purchased from the instructor, or at the first session. Monstrous World War Threatened By Russia Warns Against Attack On Cuba MOSCOW (AP) — Defense Minister Rodion Malinov sky warned the United States today that an attack against Cuba would mean a third world war. He saic the Soviet Union will be hi the first ranks of those who come to Cuba's aid. Malinovsky spoke at a Kremlin meeting marking the 45th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces. Seated near him was Premier Khrushchev, making a arare appearance in uniform. He wore the uniform of a lieutenant general with several rows of decorations on his chest. The uniform was pale blue with gold shoulder boards and wide gold stripes down the sides of his trousers. "We would like to warn the aggressive circles of the United States that an attack on the Cuban republic would mean a third world war. If such an attack is made, the peace-loving forces of the world will not confine themselves io protests and demonstrations. They will rise in defense of the victim of aggression and the Soviet Union will be in the first ranks of those who will come to its assistance,' Malinovsky said. Malinovsky warned also that a war involving Cuba "will not be waged only i n the territory of Cuba but in the territory of the United States, too." Touching on a recent speech by lis American opposite number, defense Secretary Robert S. Me Namara, Malinovsky said: "I maintain emphatically that in retaliation to the 344 missiles with which Mr. McNamara is threaten- ng us, we shall deal a simultaneous blow of several times more missiles and such a tremendous nuclear yield that it will wipe of I he earth all .targets, industrial and administrative-political centers of the United States, will destroy completely the countries which have made available their :erritories for American war bas •A- * * es. f The audience of 6,000 included military attaches of many nations of East and West. Undershirts Are Stolen "I just lost my shirt," Budge leusch, 332 S. Elm, said joking- y today, referring to theft of Wednesday evening of six under- hirts and a small filing cabinet. Reusch's wife bought the hirts for her husband Wednesday vening while shopping downtown. When she passed her car parked in the 200 block on South Main he put several packages in the ar and continued to shop until ime to go home. When she returned to the car she found the undershirts and cabinet gone. Police are investigating. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic eath log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—0 For February—29 For 1963-52 Comparable 1962 period—59 G. A. DIAMOND Diamond Assistant Fire Chief G. A. Diamond, Jr., has been appointed assistant fire chief, ef fective Mar. 1, Harry Gilliland fire chief has announced. Diamond, who began working for the fire department in November, 1960, will fill the vacancy left by the death of Don Jones who has served with the department for about 10 years prior. Mr. Jones died Feb. 4. Diamond, 36, and his wife, Hel en, live at 109 E. 15th. Mrs. Dia mond is a machine operator a Bruce Manufacturing Company. The fire official has spent al of his life in Franklin County with the exception of five years he lived in California. Before start ing on the fire department, he worked for the Concrete Mater ials Company, Carbondale. Diamond will take over the du ties of fire chief when the chief is not available and will assis the chief with his regular duties The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy with moderating temperatures tomorrow. Low tonight in the 20s. High tomorrow in the 40s. KANSAS FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy and warmer tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight in the 20s. High tomorrow in the 40s northeast to 50s southwest. High temperature yesterday, 20; low ;oday, 5; high year ago today, 42; low year ago today, IS; record high this date, 73 .In 1817; record low this date, 7 In 1930; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 11 9 p. m 10 a. m. ... —13 10 p. 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. ..15 11 p. m 6 .16 Midnight 10 ..17 ..19 ..20 ..20 ..18 ..17 ..15 ..n 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .14 .15 .17 ..18 ..19 ..20 ..20 ..21 Just Who Is The Fellow Wright? TOPEKA (AP)-C. 0., Wright, 28-year veteran official of the Kansas State Teachers Association whose recent remarks concerning the school system have stirred groups of educators and legislators alike to bitter criticism, has been executive secretary of the KSTA since 1941. Wright, 67, also has been a newspaperman, teacher, high school principal, co-author of a high school textbook — and a model airplane hobbyist with a national reputation. Wright, whose latest scrap is with the Kansas Legislature, governor, and state Superintendent of Schools Adel Throckmorton, was quoted as telling a convention of school administrators in Atlantic City, N.J., that Kansas has one of the most backward school system in th» country. I Reaction was plentiful. Wright reacted calmly to the clamor, stating that he was under no pressure to keep quiet, that he would not resign. He also indicated he would not back down from his stand. "While this little storm about what I said may be uncomfortable, I think it might be helpful for people to have the facts," Wright replied. Wright pinpointed the low points of Kansas education in a later interview as average teacher salary, state school aid and excess school districts. The House Education Committee has introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of the KSTA following Wright's remarks. It would be the second in two years. b lltt, tb* similar resolution was passed by the House. It failed to get unanimous support for emergency treatment in the Senate and died there when the Legislature adjourned. That battle followed a plea by the KSTA that teachers not accept positions in the school system at Coldwater, Kan., where several teachers had been released. In 1957, Wright drew fire with an accusation that the Kansas Legislature was using the schools to "run interference on unsuccessful legislative attempts." He said it was "using little children as political pawns." A newspaper article published at the time said he referred to the attempt to push through a sales tax increase in a "package bill" with a half of the elementary school aid funds. In 1956, Wright rapped the annual school meetings during which school boards set policies, hire teachers, etc. He described them as meetings "with citizens assembling in big and little mobs to pass on the fate of schools." He said they did little credit to Kansas. Target of his barb was Kansas law that directed that common school districts and schools in the third-class cities be run by the annual meeting system. Before joining the staff of KSTA, a private teacher's organization, Wright had a teaching career and was principal at Atchison for 10 years. He holds a bachelor's degree with a major in Journalism and a master's from the University of Missouri. lie has served three terms as president of three different national organizations, the Educa tion Press Association, the Na tional Association of Secretaries of State Teachers Association and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He collaborated in the writing of a high school sociology text, "Our Dynamic Society," which was adopted by Kansas. The organization of which he is chief administrator is a voluntary organization of degree teachers, supported on a membership fee basis. It draws no tax support. The organization was formed in 1863 in Leavenworth, and now has 242 local associations comprising more than 24,500 members, A staff member declined to reveal the amount of Wright's salary. , Crisis In Brief Here are the latest developments in the Cuban sit' uation: President Kennedy warns that U.S. firepower will blast any Cuba-based warship or plane that attacks American vessels or aircraft. The Cuban government denies its jets fired on the disabled shrimp boat Ala in the Florida Straits. The United States demands a prompt explanation from Cuba, calling the incident an "unprovoked and willful attack." Several Congress members say the incident demonstrates that what Kennedy has called defensive weapons can be used of ensively. The President sticks to his position, a MIG is not regarded ordinarily as an offensive weapon, he said. The shrimp fishermen claim the MIGs sprayed ma chinegun bullets at their disabled vessel after ignoring a signal for help; the Pentagon says rockets were used in the attack. Asked at his news conference if an assault similar to the one on the shrimp boat might have been responsible for the disappearance earlier this month of the U.S. tanker Sulphur Queen, Kennedy said he had no information indicating this. "But certainly we would examine it," he said. The Sulphur Queen disappeared with 39 crewmen aboard. Hundreds Die In Earthquake BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - A series of three shattering earthquakes left more than four-fifths of the .coastal town of Al Mat] in ruins today and hundreds were believed dead or injured. Radio Libya put casualties at 250 dead and 100 injured. A. U.S. Air Force spokesman said unconfirmed reports indicated 500 were killed and 1,000 injured. The Air Force sent 11 air transports loaded with relief supplies from its base near Tripoli. Most of the casualties apparently came in the first shock Thursday afternoon. Two more quakes struck this morning as rescue work was in full swing. Hospitals in Al Marj (Barce) and Benghazi, 55 miles to the southwest, were filled with the injured. Rescue workers dug through the debris for others feared trapped or killed. U.S. and British military forces and Libyan soldiers and police rushed food and tents to survivors. The quakes centered in an area of 20 square miles in and around Al Marj, which has a population of 50,000. ..The first shock struck at sundown Thursday as most persons were sitting down to their evening meals. People fled into the streets. Buildings and houses toppled, trapping many in the ruins. A second shock came at 7:30 a.m. as relief workers toiled in the ruins. The third came an hour and a half later. British troops took charge of rescue operations after an appeal for help from local Libyan authorities. British aid was flown from the Benghazi area and from Cyprus. A British-American control center was established in Al Marj. U.S. relief supplies were flown in from the Air Force's Wheelus base near Tripoli, 300 miles west of the quake area. Tauy's Toot We still have a few Delawares to cross, George. MRS. R. W. SCOVILLE State FT A President To Speak Mrs. R. W. Scoville, Kansas City, Kas., president of the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, will speak Monday night at the Founders' Day meet* ing of the Ottawa High PTA. The meeting will be in the senior high auditorium, beginning at 7:30. Mrs. Scoville will speak on what the high school PTA can mean to a community. She returned yesterday from the much- publicized meeting of the American Association of School Administrators at Atlantic City, N. J. (See story at bottom of page.) Made Your COfC Reservation? Made your reservations for the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce dinner? . " • .v.'.'-^180 persons have, said Peg Carr, C of C manager. The dinner will be at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Garfield School. G. Robert Gadberry, vice president and officer of the Fourth National Bank, Wichita, will speak. Miss Carr said women are welcome to attend the dinner with their husbands. Special guests will include Mr. and Mrs. Harold Staadt, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herring, Mr. and Mrfl. Clyde Berry and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wray. Staadt is president of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture and of the Ottawa Co-Op board of directors. Herring is chairman of the Franklin County Extension Council; Berry, county Farm Bureau president, and Wray, chairman of the county ASCS committee. Reservations for the dinner must be made by noon Saturday, Feb. 23. Prescriptions—Raney. CH 2-3091 Adv. •""T^^^l UPSET BREWING - Time out was time for pep talk for Lane Coach Clayton True Uwt as his Lions upset Pomona, 58-Si, in closing game of two teams' regular schedule to camera are two Lions who contributed a great deal to victory, Jim Wylie (* ud (22). Details and other pictures fa Pg. 2. (Herald Photo) '

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