The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 23, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 64 OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES People In The News By TOE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hobson R. Reynolds, grand exalted ruler of the Negro Elks of the World, says there "are more Negroes in Harlem driving automobiles than all the cars in Russia put together." Interviewed in Atlanta, Ga., Reynolds also said he has traveled in many countries but "the United States is the only country where minority groups can work for rights with the hope of attaining them." Lord Gladwyn, one-time British delegate to the United Nations, has proposed in Brussels formation of a European political community with Britain and the Common Market nations at its core. Such a community, he said, could have its own nuclear striking force, in British and French hands. John G. Diefenbaker, Canadian prime minister, has left for London and talks with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on trade problems. Gen. Francisco Franco will leave for Andalusia next week to tour areas of Spain ravaged by recent floods which left 16,000 persons homeless. About 90,000 fanners lost their crops in the floods. Damage was estimated at $86 million. Peter Hicks, London fruit and vegetable dealer, has installed an electrifying unit in his auto as an anti-theft device. Anyone touching the vehicle is greeted by a blue flash and an electric shock. Hicks says it may be a coincidence but, since he installed the device ,"I haven't had a single parking ticket. Before that, I used to get one almost every day." Tomorrow Is Heart Sunday Feb. 24 has been designated as Heart Sunday, and five Home Demonstration Units in Ottawa will assist in the beginning at 1:30 p.m. Units working are OK, Tri Hepta, Elm Grove, Modernettes and Modem Homemakers. Members will cover territory in their immediate communities. II others interested in the heart program would like to volunteer to help in the drive Sunday or Mon day in territory not covered, they may call Mrs. B. L. Dick, CH 24632, and be assigned a few blocks to canvass. After the drive Sunday member will meet in the Chamber of Commerce rooms over Scott's store for coffee and to turn in the contributions. Members of Better Homes Work and Fun and Busy Corner HDU's are making contributions to the Heart Fund. George Lister, Franklin County Heart Fund chairman, reports that donations 'to the fund have been coming in. Contributions may be left at People's National Bank or sent to him by mail. "Safe" Seal Belt Tip Worth $5 Mrs. Joe Stephenson, 819 S. Hickory, was winner of this week's Herald news tip contest and will receive $5 for her report on Mrs. J. Stephenson learning how safe automobile seat belts are by belting herself in her car so securely she had to have help in getting out. Others who supplied good news tips were: W. S. Baxter, 912 N. Oak; Mrs. Charles Shuder, Baldwin RFD 1; Mrs. Wayne Reichard, RFD 2, Williamsburg, and Mrs. Albert Hamm, RFD 4, Ottawa. The Herald pays $5 each week for the best news tip, but those stories on which tips are received quickly after the incident happens have the best chance of winning. PANCAKES, ANYONE? — Young chefs, Ottawa High juniors, were flipping pancakes today as their class worked to raise money for Junior-Senior Prom. Serving continues, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. in basement at Memorial Auditorium. Pictured at grill are Rick Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wood, Ottawa RFD 3, and Jean Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wright, 324 S. Main. (Herald Photo) "Blast And Bluster Doesn't Scare U.S. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP)-Apparently unimpressed, official Washington has shrugged off the new Soviet missile flexing over Cuba as "blast and bluster" propaganda. The threats from Soviet Defense Minister Rodion Y. Malinovsky were regarded as blood-and-thunder morale builders—both for at home and for Fidel Castro's regime. In a Moscow speech Friday, marking the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces, the Red marshal warned that if Americans attack Cuba, it will mean a third world war and nuclear devastation for the United States. The usual type of oratory "you expect on the 45th anniversary of the Soviet armed forces," said Secretary of State Dean Rusk. But speechmaking, he added, isn't going to change "the combination of forces in the world." Behind the closed doors of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara outlined U.S. methods for carrying out American policy toward Cuba. Afterward "committee Chairman Richard B. Russell, D-Ga., said * * * N Fidel Denies Boat Attack, Blames U.S. For Tension By GEORGE ARFELD HAVANA (AP)-Cuban Premier Fidel Castro today denied that his forces had attacked an American shrimp boat. He charged instead that the United States was creating artificial tensions and making the seas off Cuba unsafe for navigation. As thousands cheered, Castro read extracts from Soviet Defense Minister Rodion Mainovsky's Moscow speech Friday in which the Soviet arms chief warned that a U.S. attack on Cuba would touch off Word War m. "Fidel, Khrushchev, we are with you both!" roared the crowd at the midnight raly—first meeting of the United Party of Socialist Revolution. This is a Soviet-style monolithic organization Castro has created to supplant old political parties and to rule Cuba. Denying responsibility for the shrimp boat incident, Castro nevertheless vowed to defend himself "by all possible means against any attack." The American boat Ala "didn't even fly a flag," Castro said. "Of course, this was a consequence of the state of chaos which imperialism has created in our waters." He repeated Cuban claims that his air force was looking for two boats "which pirates had taken." Castro denied U.S. charges that subversion and indirect attack are the main Communist threats in Latin America. "We do not practice subversion nor export revolution," he told the crowd. McNamara had "made it very clear that we are pursuing a pol icy that will result in the elimination of Castroism and communism from Cuba." But Russell declined to go into details on the grounds they are classified. McNamara also assured the committee, Russell said, that U.S. planes will shoot down any Cuban- based MIGs that attack American ships or installations. He said the question of retaliation had come up in a discussion with McNamara of the Cuban MIG attack on an American shrimp-boat;- - - •- - Scoffing at the Soviet suggestion that any U.S. move on Cuba might touch off another world war, Russell said, "I do not believe thai the Russians are 10 feet tall. ] hope we can avoid any nuclear war because it would kill tens ol millions of Americans while we are eliminating them." Malinovsky claimed that the Soviet Union can "wipe off the earth all targets, industrial anc administrative-political centers o the United States." He said it can "destroy completely the countries which have made available their territories for American war bases." Russell called it "blast and bluster" and said Soviet Premier Khrushchev's decision to withdraw missiles and bombers from Cub. proved "we now have superior nuclear delivery systems." Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana found noth ing new in the Soviet threats. But Piepublican Leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois said the Rus sians should be answered and indicated he might have more to say on that score later. Ten In Family Perish! Charge Two Seize Illegal Booze Five policemen and officers From the Franklin County sheriff's office raided the residence of Mrs. Velma Howard, 104 N. Locust, about 9:45 last night and seized several boxes of liquor, Police Chief E. W. Flaherty and Joe Ferns, Franklin County sheriff reported today. Mrs. Howard and Robert E. Wloszczynski, Fort Riley, were taken into custody and arraigned before County Judge Robert L. Pinet this morning on charges of unlawfullly selling and offering for sale and keeping for sale alcoholic liquor. Wloszczynski pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined $500. Mrs. Howard entered a plea of not guilty. Her trial was set for March 18 and her bond was set at $1,000. Flaherty said the officers seized 22 pints, 27 half pints and one fifth of whisky, three pints of gin and 10 pints of vodka. Ferns said officers had received several complaints of the liquor sales in the neighborhood and picked up Mrs. Howard and Wloszczynski on a warrant issued by the county court. Chief Flaherty and Officers William Wheeler, Clyde Johnson, Fred Vogler, Larry Wright and Deputy Sheriffs Bob Melton and Jim Richardson and Ferns made the raid. Judge.Pinet said Wloszczynski, a service man, was not given a jail sentence since the statute on the unlawful sale of liquor does not provide for a sentence for the first offense. The man was committed to jail, however, for being unable to pay the fine. ee- The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Occasional sleet or freezing rain producing considerable glazing extreme northeast. Otherwise mostly cloudy with scattered light rain over area, fellowed by snow flurries tonight. Turning colder tonight with low in middle teens. High Sunday 2530. High temperature yesterday, 43; low today, 21; high year ago today, 34; low year ago today, 27; record high this date, 74 In 1930; record low this date, 3 below zero In 1899; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m. today: » a.m 25 9 p.m 25 10 a.m 30 10 p.m 23 35 11 p.m 23 39 Midnight 22 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m 41 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 42 43 40 39 35 30 28 1 a.m ....... 24 2 a.m ....... 25 3 a.m ....... 27 4 a.m ....... 28 a.m ....... 33 a.m ....... 38 7 a.m. 8 a.m In A Fire MOREHOUSE, Mo. (AP)-Fire killed an entire family of 10 early today in a one-story frame dwelling. The dead: Paul Saville, 47; his wife Shirley, 25, and their eight children — Paul David Jr., 10; Glenda Sue, 9; Hester, 8; Everett, 7; Alvin, 5; Michael 2; Henderson, 1 and infant Zelda Mae. Chief of Police J. T. Kindred said the family was trapped and the bodies were found in two beds. The cause of the fire was not determined. A coal stove was used to heat the house, Kindred said. "By the time the fire depart- ment got to the house the place was all in flames," Kindred said. "I don't think those folks ever had a chance." Kindred said Saville was a dis : abled war veteran and had been living on a government disability pension. Firemen from Sikeston, seven miles east of Morehouse, found the home in flames at 3 a. m. Dancer Ailing HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Actor- dancer Gene Kelly entered Mt. Sinai hospital Friday for what his physician predicted would be a stay of several weeks for treatment of a slipped disc. No Clues In Case Of Missing Men TROY, Pa. (AP)-Two businessmen have vanished from this northeastern Pennsyvania town of 1,500 and police are admittedly hard pressed for clues. The two—Loron Leonard, 38, manager of the Troy Equipment Co., and Jerome Elaine, 45, partner in a leather goods firm and father of ten—disappeared earlier in the week within 24 hours of each other. Police, however, said Friday night they do not believe the disappearances are connected. Leonard managed the equipment company, a farm machinery outlet, where he was one of three employes. He .was last seen Mon- day afternoon when he left work for his home in Athens, about 35 miles north of Troy. Blaine, a partner in the Perm- L Leather Goods Co., disappeared Tuesday afternoon. Police said he left his office saying he was going to Elmira, N.Y., just over the state line. His wife later received an air insurance receipt from the Elmira Airport. Officer Ted York of the Troy police said he had been told Blaine's brother, who he described only as living somewhere in New York State, had heard from the missing man. He said the brother apparently received a call from Kansas City sometime after Tuesday night. Movie Wasnt Very Good Bui She's Glad She Went By STEPHENS BROENING BALTIMORE (AP)-"The movie wasn't very good, but it really doesn't matter," a Negro coed said as she came out of the Northwood Theater. The theater—scene of six days of mass demonstrations and mass arrests—quietly opened its doors to Negroes Friday. Twenty-three well-dressed Morgan State College students bought tickets to see "In Search of the Castaways" and walked unimpeded through the carpeted lobby. Only two days before 74 students had been arrested as they tried to do the same thing, as were 339 before them. They had protested the theater's exclusion of Negroes. Thursday, after 413 students had been charged with trespassing or disorderly conduct and 343 of them had languished in Baltimore City Jail, the theater manager capitulated. He agreed to end segregation, and the demonstrators agreed to end the demonstrations. The 343 were released from jail as their cumulative $200,000 bail was dropped. The charges stand. One of the students who saw the movie Friday was Sandra Upshur, 18, president of the Morgan freshman class. She had been arrested twice in the demonstrations. "It sure is peaceful now," she said as she blinked against the afternoon sun. She moved up a place in line at the box office. "But I'm glad," she added thoughtfully. Miss Upshur is secretary of the Civic Interest Group, a local civil rights organization responsible for the demonstrations. After 'Quake A Dark Picture At Dawii AL MARJ, Libya (Delayed) (AP)—Dawn broke Friday to reveal the full horror of the earthquake which struck this Eastern Libyan city of 11,000 Thursday night. Huddled together, dazed and injured, residents of the city saw in the early light the full extent of the damage done by the quake which struck suddenly at 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Nearly 70 per cent of the city was in rubble. Stone and mud houses collapsed instantly. Concrete buildings were left twisted by the first quake, which was followed by tremors. • In 15 seconds, the city, located in a fertile valley 50 miles northeast of Benghazi, was in ruins. More than 250 dead and 500 injured were counted by Friday morning. The toll was expected to mount as rescuers continued the grim search for victims. Throughout the night U.S. Air Force rescue teams from Wheelus Air Base, Tripoli, British Army units from Benghazi, and Libyan Army and civilian medical teams worked in darkness to help as many of the stricken as they could find. Paramedics of the 58th U.S. Air Rescue Squadron based at Wheelus, the first Air Force emergency help to get here, found families clinging together in the rubble of their homes or beginning to dig out what possessions they could find in the ruins. Some of the victims, searching the streets for members of their families, walked aimlessly, wailing in anguish. Some wandered in shock, waving their arms and moaning, oblivious to help offered (hem. Work had already begun Friday morning to dig graves for the dead south of the city, which is bordered by flooded fields and mired by rain-drenched red clay streets. Paramedics of the 58th Squadron were followed by more medics and the 7272nd Air Base Unit at Wheelus. Led by Capt. Barry N. Shaky lin, of Hillside, N.J., the men of the 58th administered first aid and drugs to the injured, searched the ruins for victims and helped in the evacuation of injured to a nearby Libyan Army hospital. Tauy's Toot Rah, Rah R.ah, Cyclones! Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Kegler And Cagers Come Through In A Pinch George Had Pie CONCORD, N.C. (AP)-George Washington, a Concord truck driver, celebrated his 33rd birthday Friday by eating a piece of cherry PM. THOSE PESKY PINS - Marilyn Miller is looking for an easier way to knock down bowling pins left wide apart on a first shot. Marilyn had seven splits in 3-line series in team tournament bowling list night at Ottawa Bowl, and she picked four of them up, including 5-7 and 4-5-7. Story and pictures on tournament on Pg. 2. (Herald Photos) CHAMPIONS IN A HUDDLE - Ottawa High Cyclones packed a nice lead into the dressing room at halftime of Ottawa-Argen* tine game last night, but that didn't mean relaxation. "We have 16 more minutes to play," said Coach H. K. Stevens. And how they played, beating Argentine for EKL title (story and pictar* on Pg. 2). Players from left are Jerry Turley, Ben Park, Rick' Winchester, Eddie Davidson, Ronnie Mendell, Jim Lewis, Dunn, Harry Morton and Roger Ferguson.

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