The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 26, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD i 'V * „'• ,'# ' < '<! J f -i>*wH )k U » I j VOL. 67 NO. 68 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES CHANGE OF C OF C REINS — Harold Crawford Celt), partner in Willis Nursery ownership, will become president of Ottawa Chamber of Commerce March 8. He succeeds Frank Holden (right), accountant with Sinderson, Henning & Mueller. Holden announced election of Crawford at last night's C of C dinner. (Herald Photos) Would Put Warning On Fag Pack LINCOLN (AP)-A bill which would require cigarette packages to carry a warning was advanced to the Nebraska Legislature Monday. Under the bill, as approved by the Legislature's Public Health Committee, each package would have to carry a label saying: Use of this product will endanger human health." The director of the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Dr. Henry Lemon of Omaha, said the bill will be "a step forward in the ultimate control of cancer of the lung." Representatives of four Nebraska cigarette wholesale firms opposed the bill at a public hearing. They contended research linking cigarettes with lung cancer is inconclusive and contradictory and labeling of their product would be unfair and discriminatory. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—1 (x) During February—32 Churches To Begin Lenten Observance Religious services will mark the beginning of Lent tomorrow Ash Wednesday, in many Ottawa churches, ministers over the city report. Holy Communion and the distribution of ashes will take place at 7 tomorrow morning and 5 in the afternoon at Grace Episcopal Church. There will be no services at noon as in previous years. Litany and inquirer classes will be at 7:30 the following Wednesday evening and every Wednesday throughout Lent. A mass will begin Lenten devotions at 11 tomorrow morning at Sacred Heart Church, followed by the blessing and distribution of ashes. Another mass will be at 5:30 in the evening, followed by the distribution of ashes and a sermon. Regular Lenten devotions will be every Saturday evening at 7:15 and Sunday evening at 7 throughout the season. Services will be at 8 every Wednesday night at Faith Lutheran Church. The regular Tuesday morning Breakfast for men, plus a Wednesday morning breakfast 'or junior high school students and Thursday breakfast for senior ugh students will be at the First Baptist Church every week of jent. The theme of the break- asts will be the Lenten season. A series of Sunday Sermon;,, 'The Men Who Were There," will je the Lenten messages of Dr. Raymond Jennings, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The church, ike others in the city, will observe Maundy Thursday with a communion service and take part in the Ottawa Ministerial Association's Holy Week program. The Ministerial Association's Holy Week plans will begin Monday, April 8, with a dramatic- presentation, "The Ladder," di- Don't Discard Pinching Shoes" Ottawa Teacher Dies At 65 Mrs. Ivan Jacobsen, 65, 1334 S. Oak, Ottawa teacher for many years, died Monday at 3:15 p.m. in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. She had been seriously ill two weeks. Services will be at the Lamb Funeral Home Thursday at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles P. Knight will officiate. A service will be in the Simmons Chapel, Smith Center, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center. The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be made to the Isabelle Jacobsen memorial fund of First Methodist Church. The former Isabelle Cameron, Mrs. Jacobsen was born Feb. 12, 1898, at Lebanon. She was married May 26, 1938, at Minneapolis to Ivan Jacobsen who died Aug. 12, 1962. For many years she was a kindergarten teacher in the Ottawa schools and was teaching first grade at Garfield. She had a life membership in Parent- Teachers Association and was a member of Kansas State Teachers Association and of National Education Association. She attended National College of Education in Chicago, 111., for two years and was graduated from Ottawa University, receiving an AB degree in education. Mrs. Jacobsen was a member and secretary of Order of White Shrine, No. 19; Aldworth Chapter No. 137, Order of Eastern Star, Smith Center; Chapter AU, PEO; Delta Kappa Gamma, American Association of University Women, Association for Childhood Education, Order of Beauceant, Past Matron's Club and Reta Class and First Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Miss Lanah Cameron, of the home, and a brother, James A. Cameron, Athol. JFK Rights Message Soon WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy will send a civil rights message to Congress within the next week, Democratic congressional leaders reported today after their weekly breakfast meeting with the President. Speaker John W. McCormack of Massachusetts gave no details of the message. It is expected, however, to put particular stress on legislation to make it easier for Negroes in the South to register and vote. America's shoes are pinching, but that's no reason for throwing them away. That was die theme of the laugh - filled, thought - pushing, effective speech of G. Robert Gadberry, vice president and trust officer of Wichita's Fourth National Bank, last night at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. Frank Holden, C of C president, was master of ceremonies for the dinner at Garfield School. He announced the election of Harold Crawford to succeed him on March 8. Holden called upon Mayor Charles Williamson to present this year's C of C award to Ottawa's outstanding citizen. The award went to Lamar Phillips, Herald staff member, in recognition for his 35 years of service toward flood protection for the Marais des Cygnes valley and the Missouri Basin. Gadberry said some of the shoes pinching America today are: 1. Our lack of confidence in ourselves. 2. Our lack of understanding and appreciation'of our neighbors. 3. Our lack of faith in America and in individual enterprise. When the shoes pinch, said Gadberry, it's time to search again to build a stockpile of the things that has made America great, time to count our blessings under our free society and consider our great and abundant resources. It's time, he said, to renew our faith in ourselves, neighbors, America and God. Holden listed Ottawa achievements during the past year, noting the new Christmas decorations, completion of the local flood protections system, 12 new buildings and 9 others in the planning stage, the weekly legislative luncheons and efforts for additional off-street parking. Holden announced that J. R. Cheney, Robert Clogston, Paul Gaynor, Lewis Irwin and Budge Reusch are the five new 3-year directors elected in the mail ballot. In accepting the award as outstanding citizen, Phillips noted that others had been leaders in flood protection work. He named Russell Crites and George Lister among them. "Red Carpet" Out In Idaho BOISE, Idaho (AP)-The Idaho Highway ' Board has decided to paint the first 80 feet of all 25 highways entering the state a bright red. The purpose is to give special welcome during 1963, Idaho's territorial centennial. A sign will say, "We've rolled out the red carpet for our 100th birthday." OUTSTANDING OTTAWAN - Lamar Phillips (right), Ottawa Herald employe, last night received Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citiz en Award, presented by Mayor Charles Williamson (left). Presentation recognizes Phillips' efforts in behalf of Ottawa's flood protection system, completed last year, and other water projects in Missouri Valley. rected by Dr. Ann Greer, Ottawa University. The following night the Ottawa Community Chorus will present the Easter music from Handel's "Messiah" at the First Baptist Church. On Wednesday of Holy Week, a preaching service will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church. On Holy Thursday most churches in the city will hold communion services in each church rather than as a body. Good Friday services will be from noon until 3 at the First Methodist Church. On Good Friday evening and the evening of Holy Saturday, the off-Broadway play, "Between Two Thieves," will be presented at the First Baptist Church. Easter services will be announced at a later date. "White 1.99 Elephant Days At Hand Ottawa merchants will open their businesses tomorrow with plenty of bargains for interested customers, as the first day of the "White Elephant" sale begins up and down Main Streets and the business district of city. Merchants have marked down prices on almost everything, and they are expecting plenty of business tomorrow and Thursday as Ottawans and other customers and bargain hunters come to get what they want. Other cities in the area have been having "White Elephant" sales for several weeks and local merchants are determined to equal or beat any outrof-town bargains yet offered. "White Elephant" sales are general considered sales on items store owners want to get rid of and nobody wants, but the bargains will be good ones anyway, according to the salesmen. To Pick Miss Ottawa Calling All Cuties With Poise, Talent Ottawa's annual Miss Ottawa Pageant is scheduled for May 3 in Memorial Auditorium, it was announced today by Dr. Don McKelvey, executive director of the event. Working closely with Dr. McKelvey is Jack Day, who is production director. The Ottawa Lions Club is the sponsor. The event is a part of the Miss America pageant. In the local, state and national levels of the big pageant the girls who become candidates' will be competing not only for the honor that goes along with winning, but also for The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy and warmer tonight and tomorrow. Lows tonight in 20s. Highs tomorrow in upper 50s. KANSAS FORECAST - Gear to partly cloudy and warmer tonight and tomorrow and windy tomorrow. Low tonight in 20s northeast to 30s southwest. High tomorrow near 60. High temperature yesterday, 42; low today, 7; high year ago today, 22; low year ago today, 16; record high this date, 72 In 1032; record low this date, 6 below zero In 1934; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 38 9 p. m ........ 24 8 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. 35 36 35 35 34 35 35 33 31 28 26 in p. m ........ 22 11 p. m ........ 2(> Midnight ....... 18 1 a. 2 a. m. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. m. m. 8 a. m. thousands of dollars in scholarships given by the Pepsi Cola Company. In the local contest, contestants will be competing for the right to enter the state contest at Pratt and also for $200 in Pepsi- Cola scholarships. At the state contest the scholarships will total $2,500, also furnished by Pepsi Cola. Last year the stage setting for the Miss Ottawa contest, created by Jack Day, Verne Wadkins and Jack Rutter, was first place winner in the state contest. The Miss Ottawa contest is open to any girl who will be 18 years of age by Sept. 1, 1963, but contestants cannot be more than 28 years of age. Any girl who is married, or has been married, cannot be a contestant. The Lions Club is urging other civic clubs in Ottawa to sponsor girls for the local contest. This year the Ottawa contest has been extended to take in Baldwin, Baker University and Ottawa and Franklin County contestants. If necessary, a preliminary will be April 5 to narrow the field of candidates down to 8 or 10. Winner of the Miss Ottawa title will receive an all-expense paid trip to the state contest at Pratt. Present for the Miss Ottawa pageant this year will be the 1962 winner, Doris Ann Freshour, Greensburg, and an effort is being made to bring Miss Kan* sas, 1962, Beverly Woods, Kansas City, Kas., to Ottawa for the show. Judging is based on talent, 50 per cent; beauty, 25 per cent, and personality, 25 per cent. Those interested in becoming candidates, or groups wishing to sponsor candidates, can obtain information by contacting Dr. McKelvey who will supply application blanks. Warmer Weather TOPEKA (AP)-A cold front which moved across Kansas Monday produced frosty temperatures this morning over eastern Kansas. Clouds in central Kansas and southerly winds in western sections of the state kept temperatures from going so low in those areas. Lows ranged from 7 at Lawrence to 23 at Goodland. A few snow flurries were reported Monday and Monday night but there was no appreciable amount. The Weather Bureau said southerly winds are in prospect and should produce a rapid moderation in temperatures. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Officials Want Cars TOPEKA (AP)- Seven elected state officials of Kansas asked the state Monday to buy cars for them. A petition, delivered to the House Ways and Means Committee, would provide cars for virtually unrestricted use for all elected state officials except the lieutenant governor. The governor already gets an official car. Other state officials are paid mileage for using their private cars on state business. The measure, which would cost $21,000, was denounced as ridiculous by Rep. Bill Fribley, R- Crestline. He made a motion to table the petition. The motion was not recognized; but Rep. John Conrad, R-Greensburg, indicated the committee probably will take no action on the petition. Fribley added: "I didn't hear them say anything about this when they were running for election." Tauy's Toot Viva les C of C and PTA! "PTA Wives Don't Neglect Mates" Mrs. R. W. Scoville, Kansas City, Kas., president of the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers, last night discussed the organization's support of the unification of school districts and defended the PTA against the "image on the front page of some newspapers," and Admiral Hyman Rickover's recent statement that the organization • is run by women who are neglecting their husbands. Mrs. Scoville, addressing the Ottawa Junior - Senior High School PTA Founders Day meeting last night, said she believed the school district unification proposal was a realistic approach to education in Kansas because it would place students in larger schools with more subjects to study and give them an opportunity to develop little known talents. The Kansas PTA president said the early-day PTA members were accused of neglecting their homes, but added the organization has survived such accusations and has been responsible for aiding education students through scholarships and helped inform others "about our schools." Mrs. Scoville said the organization was not trying to manage schools but rather interpret the schools by being the voice of the people. Referring to newspapers, she said, "In spite of the image on the front page of some newspapers, the PTA does go on." Mrs. Scoville also discussed the objectives of the PTA which include: promoting the welfare of children and youth in home, school, church and community; raising the standards of home life; obtaining adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth; bringing into closer relation the home and the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child, and developing between educators and the public, such efforts as weill obtain for every child the highest advantages of physical, mental and spiritual education. EMPHASIS ON PTA - Mrs. R. W. Scoville (left), Kansas City, Kas., president of the Kan. sas Congress of Parents and Teachers, discusses PTA plans with Mrs. Ray B. Kelly, 91« M, Cedar, program chairman of Ottawa Junior-Senior High PTA, at Kelly homo before last elcht'a Founders' Day meeting at Ottawa Senior High School. (Herald Photo) ^* Elephant-Sized Bargains In Ottawa's 'White Elephant' Sale-Starts Tomorrow

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