The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 23, 1963 · Page 4
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I*'. OTTAWA HERALD Pu» Pour Editorials Saturday, February 23, 1963 Saturday Notebook "I'd rather not answer that personal question about Castro because I'm going back to Cuba in a week or so." This was the answer James Britt Donovan gave a group of editors in Chicago this week when someone asked him if Castro was a drunkard and a dope addict. Donovan is the New York trial lawyer who arranged the release of the Cuban Bav of Piers captives in trade for fifty million dollars worth of American drugs and baby foods. Speaking to the Inland Daily press, editors, Donovan impressed us with Ms able presentation of whv he went to Cuba. He seemed touchy about the way the Kennedy administration had skimmed off some of the credit for the release of the captives. "I am not a diplomat," Donovan said. "Nor have I ever been a representative of the United States. I was hired by the I'elatives of the imprisoned Cubans, the men who were trained by the United States, armed by the United States, for an invasion planned by the United States and abandoned at the Bay of Pigs by the United States." Before he got clearance to go, he said he had never met Attorney General Robert Kennedy, brother of the President, who has been given some of the credit for the exchange. Donovan spoke 35 minutes without the use of notes. He is an easy speaker, never at loss for words and, after listening to his gift of gab, we can understand how he talked Premier Castro into the exchange. The New York lawyer claimed that he was the one who arranged for the contributions from various American drug firms and he denies there was any pressure put on them to contribute to the cause. Speaking of Castro, he described the premier as "a man with an earned doctor of laws degree, volatile, a master of propaganda, but also a man with a sense of humor." He declined to go further, saying he plans to go back to Cuba soon to try to arrange the release of 23 Americans still held captive. Donovan closed his talk with a story about Castro which gives some insight into the Cuban as well as indicating the courage of the speaker. "As I got ready to leave, I tried to impress on Castro the value of the drugs and baby foods for which he was releasing the prisoners. I told him the drugs would make me popular with Cuban people. In fact, I told him that I'd be back in a year and run against him and that I could be elected. "Castro's answer was: 'Yes, you may be right. You probably could defeat me. But there will be no election.' " To Your Good Health Bacon Grease Is Safe By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Sir: What harm can come from using bacon grease for cooking, such as in frying eggs or potatoes? My husband doesn't like the taste or odor of oil and I don't like vegetable shortening. I do very little frying but when I do, I use bacon grease which I keep refrigerated. My sister says bacon drippings are dangerous to health.—MRS. J.B. Personally I don't like bacon grease and we don't use it at our house but I can't say that it is dangerous to health. I'll give you both sides of the case, so you do as you like. Your sister might have two points in mind. First, the reheating of fat can cause rancidity Dr. Motet PIAZZA BARBARINI — The Triton Fountain surrounded by Fitta. This And That by jph From Feet To Fiats JPH ROME — The recent history of Rome can be summarized in a sentence. From feet to Fiats in 15 years. To anyone who has been here at intervals through the period, the transformation has been astonishing. And nerve-racking. Immediately after the war everyone walked. If they could afford to purchase any transportation at all, it was only a ride on a bus. At that the Romans were fortunate. Unlike the Neopolitans, they had suffered no war damage and had roofs over their heads. They had only food to worry about. Thanks to American aid, the revival of the tourist traffic, and fact that this city is the home office of the most important religious organization on earth, Rome recovered fast. Very shortly the quiet of the Eternal City was shattered by the unmuffled exhausts of the motor scooters. Vespas and Lambrettas were built by the thousand, and the Romans by now were able to buy them. They roared them through the narrow, twisting streets with rakehell abandon, frequently with a family of four aboard a two-wheeled vehicle built essentially for one. Within the past five years the Romans have risen to a state of four-wheeled affluence. They have never had it so good, even if their standard of living is still far below the American. The scooters have become vestigial. Everyone, it seems, today drives a Fiat. It is not a matter of patriotism to the Italina-built car, but because Fiat provides a lot of automobile for the money. The Fiat comes in almost as many sizes as shoes. The lordly 2100, a status symbol on a Sunday in the Borghese Gardens, is of a size almost equal to that of the Falcon. At the other extreme is the 500, which can't be any more than 8 feet in overall length and is almost as maneuverable as a child's tricycle. It is well the Fiat 500 is. It takes a lot of maneuvering, plus steel nerves or utter heedlessness, to come through Rome's traffic unscathed. There must be rules of the road here, but few have bothered to learn them. They cut across one another's bows with only inches to spare. They slip through openings so narrow that if ham sandwiches were inserted in the spaces between the cars on either sides, the sandwiches would be bruised. Yet miraculously a crumpled fender is a rarity, and it is only an occasional pedestrian who pays the price, The Fiat-borne Romans still have their excitable Latin temperaments, of course, but there is something chastening about having a steady job and money in the back, or at least no payments due until next week. Relative stability has come to this land. To be sure, there continue to be political crises. When they are over, however, it is found that after readjustments among the eight factions into which the party now is divided, the Christian Democrats remain in power, as they have been ever since the present government was organized in 1946. The Communists continue to be a stable but static fact of political life. The Socialists prefer to remain as carping critics and have shown little interest in stepping into "the aperture to the left" which Premier Fanfani recently opened to them. Some 2,000 years ago the local politicians provided stability for the government by giving the people bread and circuses. The present politicians have discovered that if you give them Fiats, they will provide their own circuses. Auld Lang Syne 25 FEARS AGO The Acorn Lunch, 220 N. Main, was burglarized by intruders who pried open the front door of the building. About $12 was taken from the cash register. The Ottawa University Braves swamped the College of Emporia Presbies in a basketball game, 69 to 48. Lyman Morgan was high scorer for the Braves and for the game, making 25 points. He hit seven field goals and 11 free throws. and unpleasant flavor — but this applies more to oils, since I presume you would use the bacon drippings only once anyway. Second, there's the matter of saturated fats as opposed to polyunsaturated, and the effect, still open to plenty of questions, on hardening of the arteries. The saturated (mainly animal) fats seem .0 have more influence in raising blood cholesterol .evels. Aside from these points, I don't know why you shouldn't use bacon drippings. The cholesterol problem could as well be applied, for example, to butter, and I gather that frying food in butter or lard remains a gastronomic favorite whatever the cholesterol aspect may be. If your husband is healthy, has no heart trouble, 10 high blood pressure, and isn't obese, I'll just have to leave it to you and your family tastes as to what you use for frying. Frankly, in our family we not only avoid the cholesterol issue entirely but also suit our own taste buds to perfection by using these new greaseless frying pans, the metal being permanently coated with material that eliminates the need of any kind of oil or fat for frying. Dear Dr. Molner: I have bad breath. I brush my teeth every morning and have tried everything. Something is wrong with my mouth. Can you tell me what to do or where to go?—J.C. Don't be too certain that there is something wrong with your mouth. Maybe there is ; maybe there isn't. I suggest getting at the trouble by a process of elimination: 1 — Some foods (notably onions and garlic) can cause bad breath. Do you eat them regularly? 2 — Steady smoking can do so, too. 3 — Bad teeth, or irregular teeth which permit particles of food to be trapped after which they decay, are a common cause. 4 — Mouth or gum infections (bench mouth, for instance) can smell so strong that no mouth wash can overcome its effects. Besides, such infections should be cleared as soon as possible so they won't become chronic. (A visit to your dentist should show whether either 3 or 4 is involved.) 5 — Nose and sinus infections can cause bad breath. 6 — And so can infections of the throat or lung. For 5 and 6, a visit to a specialist would cover both areas. If the breath is bad, there's no reason. Find the reason and you can almost always cure it. Cyclone Doin's Thrills In Store At Party By Margaret Williams And Anne Machin Being selected by their respec live classes as candidates for Mr. and Miss OHS Junior and Senior, 10 seniors and 14 freshman received a thrill to keep them happy for a long time. Following an awards assembly for the junior high students, the freshmen elected these nominees for the junior high title: Marcia Allen, Kathy Hill, Debbie Red dick, Janet Warner, Connie Warnock, Pat Sievers, Nancy North, Hurst Coffman, Bob Gage, Bob Latimer, Jack Shepard Ronnie Lloyd, Burch Kelley and Scott Killough. Tonight is the night! At 8:30, after the program of the Record Party, the secret kept by Mr. Conrad Downing, journalism advisor, will be let out of the bag. The who's who in the contest will be announced by the editor of the newspaper, and banners bearing their titles will be pinned on Mr. and Miss Junior Ottawa High School and runners-up. The junior high student council is in charge of decorating for the party, the first real "dress-up" party of the year. Tuesday the senior high stu- duents enjoyed a pay assembly given by Rosedale High School, a sister member of the Eastern Kansas League. Each person in the audience was admitted for 15 cents. The money collected will be used to finance a trip by representatives from OHS who will present assemblies at Turner and Bonner Springs. All schools in the league are responsible for exchange assemblies at two member schools. First on Rosedale's program was a combo made up of four boys who played modern dance music. As the music died away, the stage curtain rose on a one- act play, "The Twelve- Pound Look." The plot of the play was developed by the actions of a domineering husband. In the second one-act play "Good Night, Caroline," the theme was quite the reverse. An unusual aspect of the productions was the fact that they were directed by two Rosedale drama students. The senior class took advantage of the gathering to hold a class meeting. At this time, the seniors nominated as their candidates for Mr. and Miss OHS, Sandy Engles, Barbara Heathman, v ~i • i, AJ » vr j n/r IT. , Anne Machin, Lindy Wallace, Mar- Fredenck Adamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred „„,.„, «,;„• ' PJ ,, n ,, . , „ ,„„ „ . . .,, ... „ , , , Igaret Williams, Hoy Dunn, Adamson, 128 S. Locust, was ill with Scarlet fever. J 50 YEARS AGO Eugene A. MoU, a resident of the Pomona area since 1869, died at his home. He was a painter and decorator and did a part of the painting and interior decorating work on the Franklin County courthouse when it was built in 1893. Jacob Blum, Garnett, older brother of Charles and Louis Blum, of Ottawa, came here and began working in the Blum Brothers meat market. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morgan, W. R, Cody and A. P. Elder went to Topeka to attend a Democrat banquet. Prayer For Today The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, Thy Lord knoweth them that are his. (II Timothy 2:19.) PRAYER: Our heavenly Father, make us conscious of Thy founding mercy, lest we be swept away with every foolish notion, or cunningly hidden evil. As we name the name of Christ, guard us from evil words, evil thoughts, and evil actions. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. Jamison, Rick Snider, Tony Warren and Rick Winchester. The winner of the contest will be announced at the annual Record Party to be given by the newspaper staff March 2. All day today the junior class, under the direction of class president, Charles Gaynor, will be flipping and serving pancakes in the basement of the Municipal Audi torium. This project is being undertaken to finance the junior- senior prom. Parents and class sponsors, Lee Olmsted, Frances Wren, H. K. Stevens and Leroy Bailey will be helping the class as it learns the ropes of making money. Wednesday night, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Henning surprised their daughter, Margaret, with a party at Colbern's Restaurant. Margaret was 16 on the 20th. Invited guests were John Brockway, Martin Williams, Mary Ana Hewitt, MARGARET ANNE Nancy Hewitt, Dalena Willhite, | ron Rice, Donna Bones and Ger, Jan Jefferis, David Milburn, Carolyn Mages, Rodney Brown, Dennis Nelson, Sheri Shoemaker, Sha- aid Reed. Jim Richardson, of the Employment Bureau, was guest speaker for the American government class Thursday. The class, made up of the juniors, heard the aspects of unemployment compensation; * Since last night was Ottawa's last home game, last night was the last potluck for the senior girls. Janet Roush was the host for the tearful girls. The juniors also had a potluck supper at the home of Kay Staneart. Showing their athletic ability the tumbling team performed at the half of last night's Argentine- Ottawa bout. Doing flips, cartwheels, hand stands and other difficult tumbles were Bill Hegarty, Brad O'Dea, Tom Hickman, Daryl Booth, Ronnie Boyer, Bruce Coffman, John Evans and Jim Gorton. . • Curved AUTO Glass Popular Makes in Stock SUFFRON Glass Co. 418 N. Main Phone CH 2-2515 List night's game was also • memorable event for five Cyclone players. For seniors Ben Park, Roy Dunn, Roger Ferguson, Rick Winchester and Harry Morton, this was the last home basketball game. Yesterday the seniors went to their last pep assembly when they were honored with 15 big "hurrahs" for the class of 1903. Following the game a mixer was held for senior high students by the Senior Student council. Tonight's expectation of the Record Party and Mr. and Mrs. Junior OHS is building up in the junior high;' whereas, the senior high students are thinking about their parry next weekend and the thrills to come. I WATER HAULING I GORDON PAUL CH 2-5425 24 Hour Service Due to the death of my husband, I will sell the following property at Public Auction at the farm, located four and three-fourths miles east of Ottawa on Highway K-68, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1963 (Commencing at 11:00 a.m.) MACHINERY — AC "CA" tractor with the following mounted equipment: plow, disc, planter, cultivator, mower, rotary mower (new); AC "C" tractor and cultivator; plow; disc; manure loader; horse mower; I-H side delivery rake; 24-foot Mulkey elevator; Case manure spreader; JD hammermill; box wagon; 7' x 14' wagon; 2-wheel trailer; grain drill; JD 2-16 plow. MISCELLANEOUS — Mono tree saw; McCullough chain saw; 4-inch grain auger; hammermill belt; electric brooder; hydraulic pump; buzz saw; water tank; 22-inch lawn mower; work bench; vice; hand tools; gas barrels; other articles too numerous to mention. CHICKENS — 3 dozen laying hens. Some household furniture; No property to be removed until settled for. MRS. FRED PROFFITT, OWNER Terms: Cash. Not Responsible in case of accidents. Auctioneers: Myers Bros. Clerk: First National Bank. New Hope WMS will serve lunch. We re not stretching the truth when we say you'll have more fun than ... OTTAWA Shop Ottawa

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