The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 28, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, February 28, 1963
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Oppose Plan To Widen Willow Some members of a delegation of property owners on Willow Street said, at the meeting of the city commissioners last night, they plan to circulate a petition in remonstrance against the city's proposed plan for paving and widening the street. The city's plan calls for widening the street to 28 feet from 7th Street to 15th Street and paving it with concrete. Also in the plan is proper curbing and guttering and storm sewer facilities for drainage. The coat of the paving, except for the intersections, would be paid by the property owners on the street, and the cost of the grading, storm sewers and the paving of intersections would be paid by the city at large. Some of the property owners attending the meeting said they favored the work as proposed by * * * the city and others did not. Some suggested a narrower street, possible 24 feet, with a blacktop surfacing instead of concrete paving. Still others said leave the street as it is. City officals said they plan to proceed with the project as outlined, and a resolution is to be passed, possibly next Wednesday night, calling for the work. A remonstrance petition would be a protest against the plan as proposed by the city and would not close the door on improving the street on some other plan. In other matters pertaining to street work, a resolution was passed for widening 2nd and 3rd Streets, from Locust to Walnut and from Hickory to Cedar Streets, by adding 20 feet to the width on each side of the streets. Also to be widened, under the same resolution is 4th Street * * * from Hickory to Cedar, by adding 20 feet to each side. This is the area along the north side of the new postoffice building. These streets have been designated main trafficways adjacent to the present business district, and the widening is intended to improve the. flow of traffic as well as provide additional parking space in the downtown aorea of Ottawa. The cost of these street widening projects will be paid by the city at large. A resolution was passed prohibiting parking on the north side of Massasoit and Powhattan Streets from Main to Hickory. A petition was received from property owners asking that two streets, Willow Lane and Chestnut,' in the Willow Acres Addition, be paved for distances of one block on each street. * * Study Proposal To Supply Wellsville With City Water Ottawa city officials have received a request from the City of Wellsville to give consideration to a plan to supply Wellsville with water from the Ottawa water department. The water would be furnished to Wellsville by way of a pipeline if such a plan is approved. City officials have taken the matter under advisement and have told Wellsville officials they will be glad to discuss it with them. They pointed out that many things must be considered before the City of Ottawa can enter into such an agreement. Ottawa's plant facilities have a working capacity of 3.2 million gallons of water per day. At present the peak load for the cty of Ottawa calls for handling about 2 million gallons per day. Ottawa officials said the first responsibility of the plant is to provide Ottawa homes, businesses and industries with water. They stated that no agreemeent will be entered into for supplying water outside Ottawa without very careful study. When Pomona and Melvern reservoirs are completed and in operation, the flow of water in the Marais des Cygnes River will be vastly improved through releases of water from the reservoirs for abatement of pollution and for improvng the con- dition of the river. These releases of water will be for the benefit of communities throughout the valley and not for any specific community. With this supply of water in the river at all times, the matter of water would not be the real problem for entering into such agreements, but plant capacity would pose a problem, it was pointed out. Lillie Not The Lily An Ottawa grandmother received a very early morning call one day recently about a new grandson. She answered and admitted she was Mrs. Lillie Clark but from then on she could not identify herself with the party who said she had a new grandson. She insisted it just couldn't be. Mrs. Lillie Clark lives at 943 Olive. It finally developed that the caller was Eddy Clark, Euless, Tex., who was calling his parents, the Roy Clarks, 512 Willow, who have the telephone listed in her name, Mrs. Lily Clark. There really is a new baby, Douglas Bryant, grandson of Mrs. Lily Clark. * * * Discuss Parking Three Ottawans, Clyde Hashagen, Harry Smith and Wayne Lewis, discussed the matter of parking lots with city commissioners last night. The three mentioned the possibility of the purchase of the Ottawa Steel property at 1st and Walnut Street and making it into a parking lot. It is reported that Ottawa Steel will abandon the property as a plant site and sell it. The commissioners informed the three that they have been looking into an idea being adopted by some cities in creating benefit districts around a parking lot with the property owners of the area playing for the real estate for the parking lot. At present there are no funds available in the parking meter fund for purchase of more land for off-street parking. The subject of the Ottawa Steel property is to be discussed more before any action is taken. Tally's Toot Tomorrow is New Year's Day for automobiles. 'Very Remarkable Woman' Survives An Ordeal In Well SANGER, Calif. (AP)-A rancher's wife who held out tenancious- ly for 32 grueling hours while trapped deep in waters of a caved-in well, was praised today by her rescuer as "a remarkable woman." "After we got her out," said constable Hurshel Pigg, 'I asked her if she had worred any. She's a remarkable woman. She told me her husband (away buying poultry) would be home in one more day and she could have held out till then." Mrs. Arthur Hiscock, 45, left her house Tuesday morning to turn off the motor to a pump before going to work at a seed company; Earth over a well she didn't know was there collapsed, plunging her into cold water. A ledge was formed by me cavein. She dug her arms into it and held on. She looked up. The well's rim was 20 feet above her. "My deputy, Val Valles and I, drove out the next day when the sheriffs office reported she was still missing," Pigg said. "Her car was in the yard. Three Siamese cats were raising a ruckus because they were hungry. I heard what sounded like a sheep bleating. When I got out to a shed, I realized it was a woman whose voice was hoarse from calling. "When I found her, I grabbed a piece of quarter-inch cable, attached a board to it and lowered it so she could rest her arms. Then we found a rope and had her tie it around her body under her arms, so if she lost consciousness she wouldn't drown. "Then we called the Mid-Valley Forestry Department and they rushed two men with ladders. We put one across the hole, hooked a second ladder to it and let it down in the well. She climbed out by herself. "A very remarkable woman." Mrs. Hiscock, treated for exposure at a hospital, was reported in good condition today. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 68 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PA! Praise Labor Agency Proclamations by Gov. John Anderson and Ottawa Mayor Charles Williamson today note the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor. They declared the period March 3-9 as Department of Labor Week in Kansas and in Ottawa. The governor noted that the department was established "to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment." The governor also said the American worker now enjoys the highest working and living standards found anywhere in the world today. Mayor Williamson said the Department of Labor has contributed substantially to the improvement of working and living conditions of all workers in Ottawa. He asked Ottawa employers and employes to observe the week by recognizing the depart ment's contributions. Must Have New Tag Tomorrow Highway Patrolmen over Kan sas will begin issuing citations tomorrow to motorists driving without 1963 license plates. Tags will continue to be available at county treasurers' offices, but today was the last day to operate a vehicle with last year's tag. Owners have 10 days to buy tags for a newly-purchased car without penalty, the Franklin County treasurer said today, but when the 10-day period ends an additional two dollars is charged. An added 50-cent charge has been assessed for all 1963 tags purchased since Feb. 15 and an added 50 cents will be charged on Saturday, March 2, and on the second day of every other month. To date, 6,777 car tags and 2,455 truck tags have been purchased by Franklin Countians, Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Thursday—3 For February—36 For 1963-60 Comparable 1962 period—71 The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Warmer Friday, Lows tonight in 20s. High Friday in High temperature yesterday, 61; low today, 30; high year ago today, 16- low year ago today, 2 below zero; record high this date, 80 in 1832; record low this date, 2 below zero in 1(62; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 36 0 p m 41 10 a. m 3t 10 p 11 a. m. - Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 55 58 60 60 5 p. m 57 6 p. m 53 7 p. m. 8 p. m. ..47 11 p 53 Midnight 36 47 42 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. .36 35 34 33 33 32 31 30 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv To Keep Your Ticker Tickin Is The Thing By LOIS SMITH A little boy once wrote in an essay on the heart: "Your heart is what, if it doesn't beat, you aren't alive." Every individual's prime objective is to keep his heart beating normally in order to stay alive. Heart disease is his chief foe. Today in Northeast Kansas counties the death rate for diseases of the heart and blood vessels ranges from 50.1 in every hundred in Douglas County and 50.3 in Wyandotte County to 63.5 in Franklin County. The average for our whole country is around 54. To learn more about the problem of heart disease, I interviewed Dr. Marvin Dunn, native Kansan and present Director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory, University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Dunn gave me the privilege of asking questions as he talked. Some of the facts which came out: How serious is the threat? "The heart and blood vessel diseases now cause more than 925,000 deaths in the United States in a year — more than all other causes combined. In addition, more than 10 million living Americans, including half a million children, are afflicted. "The cardiovascular diseases cause half of all deaths among Americans 45 to 64-men and women in the prime of business life. These diseases cost U.S. industry 70 million man-days of production each year — a loss estimated to exceed $1 billion annually." What types are prevalent in this area? "The earliest we see are the congenital heart defects, rather a common problem in Kansas- one of every 200 babies born has some type of it. Of the children who have it, about 50 per cent die during their first year of life, most of them during the first month after they are born. "Chronologically, the next type is rheumatic heart disease which tends to involve children 6 to 10. Rheumatic fever is caused by a germ, streptococcus. It is not the germ, itself, which affects the heart. Rather, it is an antibody which the body makes to combat the germ which causes the heart to become inflamed. "A peculiar fact is that although the child has rheumatic fever at age 8 or 10, the heart trouble may not develop until adulthood, perhaps at age 20 to 30. There are two ways in which the disease involves the heart; it weakens the heart muscle and- or damages the valves. "The two most common heart ailments in adulthood are atherosclerosis, a form of "hardening of the arteries" in which the inner lining of the arteries become hardened, narrowed and roughened, setting the stage for "heart attack," or damage to the brain, kidneys or other vital organs; and high blood pressure, a condition believed to result from constriction of the smallest blood vessels, producing increased resistance to blood flow. "The term "ateriosclerosis" includes blood vessels all over the body. If blood vessels that supply the heart muscle are dam aged first, the patient has a heart attack. Although the heart chambers are filled with blood, it does not nourish the heart; that is a function of arteries. When the circulation to a portion of the heart is completely cut off, that part of the heart muscle degenerates and is replaced by scar tissue. If vessels that sup(Continued on Page 3) IT WORKS LIKE THIS - Marvin Dunn, MD, director of Card, iovascular Laboratory, University of Kansas Medical Center, points out how valves of heart work on large model in full color. On stand is artificial heart with arteries and veins of the body. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) An Integration Plea By JFK By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy appealed to a divided Congress today to reinforce the Negro's right to vote and to attend desegregated schools in a nation where he said "the cruel disease of discrimination" still exists nearly everywhere. For the first time, in a special message," Kennedy outlined a specific civil rights program to Congress. In addition to legislation directed at the ballot and the school house, he asked for an extension of the life of the Civil Rights Commission, with expanded duties. "The program outlined in this message,' Kennedy said, "should not provide the occasion for sectional bitterness." Yet White House officials told reporters they recognize the built- in possibilities of a filibuster by Southerners in a Senate which has just rejected a bid to clamp down on filibustering. They said, though, that the program was tailored in realistic style, that it ought to be passed, and there is a good chance it will. In the century since Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, the President's message said, slavery has vanished but progress for the Negro has been blocked and delayed too often. Kennedy credited his administration with a sparkling two-year record on civil rights. But he said a broad national effort still is needed, an effort embracing state and local governments, private citizens and organizations, and the congressional machinery. His requests for legislation are expected to be submited within V) days or so as three separate bills. They fall into these' classifications: 1. Education. The main request here was that Congress authorize a program to provide federal know-how and money to push desegregation in public schools in communities which need and seek financial help. 2. Civil Rights Commission. First set up in 1957, the commission goes out of business next November unless Congress acts. Kennedy asked that its life be extended at least four years. And he asked that Congress authorize it to expand into a national clearing house to provide information, advice and technical help to any public or private agency which wants them. 3. Voting rights. Kennedy mentioned this first and gave it more attention than any other of his bids for legislation. "The right to vote in a free American election," the President said, "is the most powerful and precious right in the world—and it must not be denied on the grounds of race or color." He recommended, therefore, that priority treatment be granted voting suits in federal courts. He proposed that while the suits are pending federal referees be empowered to pass upon qualifications of would-be voters. (Under present law, referees can be appointed only after a court finds that discrimination exists.) These two requests—administration officials said each offers an entirely new idea—would apply to both federal and state elections. But there would be these limitations on referees: They would follow only state law and state regulations—these would not be changed. Their decisions would be subject to court review. They would serve only in some 200 counties, mainly in five South- em states, in which less than 11 per cent of any racial group is registered to vote. Officials described the bid for interim ref« erees as important because in terms of time Negroes might bo able to register and vote immediately rather than in two or three years. Kennedy had two other requests, applicable only in federal elections. One was for a specific ban art the application of different testa and standards to different people. The other was for a declaration that anyone with a sixth grade education is presumed to be literate. Since a presumption could be challenged, this latter proposal would be less stringent than a provision of a literacy test bill that fell by the wayside in the last Congress. Last year's measure would have made it a rule of federal law that anyone who passed the sixth grade was literate for voting purposes. :.'. While he was at it, Kennedy urged every remaining state legislature to join the 13 which have ratified the proposed 24th Amend* ment to the Constitution which would outlaw the payment of poll taxes as a requirement for voting. It Takes One Crane To Put Another On Its Feet A crane rescue operation at Ottawa University attracted quit* a crowd late yesterday afternoon. OM crane bdnf uteri in construction of new University Union building, turned over on ita aide when it ran over soft place in the ground where a sewer UM had been placed. There were M injuries, and the only damage wu a tear in to a piece of canvas wed Sequence of ; "fescue" cover a terrace. Turned-over crane WM righted If is shown in Herald Photo.. ^^ *

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