The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 2, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 70 OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, MARCH 2,1963 EIGHT PAGES Plane Missing With 27 MANILA (AP) - A Philippine Air Lines plane with 27 persons on board disappeared over Mindanao Island today. A constabulary detachment on Mindanao reported it had sighted wreckage of a plane on the island's rugged interior but officials here said they could not confirm it was the same plane. The constabulary report said that a search party was on the way to the scene, in the Malalag area some 60 miles southwest of Davao City. Word from the constabulary came after a six-hour search had failed to turn up any trace of the craft. The missing plane carried 24 passengers and three crewmen, an airline spokesman said. It was on a 120-mile flight across the island from Cotabato to Davao. • The route takes planes near 9,690-foot Mount Apo, highest in the Philippines, and over some stretches that have never been explored. Radio contact was made for the last time, the spokesman said, when the pilot said he was ready to land at Davao. Rules Seized Books Carry Pornography THE WRONG SLANT—People around Ottawa's city hall were somewhat amazed yesterday afternoon at this parking situation. Driver basked car to curb, which is quite unusual, apparently bend- ing parking meter stem. Car also is at incorrect angle. Driver left note on windshield saying he had gone to "senior meeting" at Youth Center. (Herald Photo). Princeton Team Still Winning An entire basketball team — the Princeton garde school team — is winner of The Herald's ?:5 .news tip contest this week. A Princeton woman turned in the news tip on the story of the grade school team dunking the coach under the shower to celebrate its perfect season. The woman, said, "If this wins the $5, give it to the boys of the team." A close runner-up for the money was Mrs. Bill Boucek, Ottawa, who turned in a tip concerning a case of mistaken identity. An Ottawa woman received a call congratulating her on becoming a grandmother. Her reply was "It just isn't possible for me to be a grandmother." Still another close runner-up was Duane Hall, 822 S. Mulberry. He reported a construction accident at Ottawa University, where a crane tipped over. His news tip was a good one because of its timeliness. Others who supplied good tips included Mrs. Clara O'Connor, Wellsville; Duke Baxter, RFD 2, Ottawa; Mrs. Cliff Reynolds, 1224 College; Mrs. Edwin Higdon, near Wellsville; Mrs. James Gillette, 222 Elm; and Greg Richendollar, 630 S. Hickory. The Herald pays $5 each week for the best news tip submitted Timeliness is a big help toward winning. Injured Woman At St. Luke's Mrs. Don Harbison, 528 S. Syca- collision yesterday morning, was more, seriously injured in a 2-car reported in a satisfactory condition today at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. Both of her legs were broken and she suffered a wrist and rib fractures. Al Kramer, Kansas City, also hurt in the accident, was released this morning from Ottawa's Ransom Memorial Hospital. He had chest burises and leg and face cuts. The accident occurred on K68 six miles east of Ottawa. Needs Some Cash To Promote Meat CHICAGO (AP)-The National Livestock and Meat Board — an industry body with a $1 million- a-year budget to promote the consumption of meat—said Friday its source of funds is endangered by a new Agriculture Department ruling. In the past, most of the board's funds have come from a small assessment on the sale of each Dixie City Tears Down 4 Hate' Wall ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's "Berlin Wall" has come tumbling down, climaxing a racial controversy which raged for weeks in this Deep South city. Acting swiftly after a state judge ordered the wood and steel barricades dismantled, city officials had the barriers ripped out Friday night. The barricades—called a Berlin Wall by opponents—were erected across Peyton and Harlan roads in the city's southwest section to create a buffer zone between white and Negro residential areas. Superior Court'Judge George P. Whitman Sr. issued an order prohibiting the city from maintaining the barriers. "Desirable as it is to promote the public peace by preventing race conflicts," the order said, "and important as is the preservation of the public peace, this aim cannot be accomplished by laws or ordinances which deny rights created or protected by the federal Constitution." Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. said the city would not contest Whitman's ruing. "The difficulties which brought about the necessity for the abandonment of the portions of Peyton and Harlan roads have served to focus the attention of the people of this great city to the many problems of finding ample living space for a large Negro population," he added. The barricades were erected under an ordinance passed by the Aldermanic Board Dec. 17. White homeowners had urged their construction to discourage the movement of Negroes into a white neighborhood. They said racial tension had increased in the area because of pressures being put on white residents to sell to Negroes. A group of white persons and Negroes started legal action against the city to have the barricades removed. Another development this week was the purchase of a home in the Peyton Road white section by a Negro realtor. The realtor, C. C. Thornton, said he intends to occupy the house. head of livestock, paid by both seller and meat packer. But in a ruling to go into effect July 1, the Agriculture Department has severely restricted the assessment system. It ruled the money for the Meat Board can be collected only if the parties give their prior written consent. The Meat Board said all past payments were voluntary. It said the payments were automatically collected, but any seller could get the assessment returned by submitting a request in writing. Carl F. Neumann, general manager of the Meat Board, said that at a meeting Friday representatives of all segments of the nation's livestock industry agreed that the Agriculture Department must further define its ruling before it can be carried out. Neumann said James Nance, chairman of the board, will meet next week with Secretary Orville Freeman to determine exactly what type of written consent is necessary. "A signed card carried by each livestock seller is impractical," Neumann said, "It just won't work." "If no agreement can be worked out with the department," he added, "We may have to go the legislative route." By this, he said, he meant the meat industry would have to ask Congress to pass laws to approve the present system. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Saturday—0 For March—0 For 1963—61 Comparable 1962 period—72 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Confidence Vote For Wright TOPEKA (AP)-C. 0. Wright, executive secretary of the Kansas State Teachers Association, received a vote of confidence from the association's board of directors Friday. In a statement, the board said "expresses complete confidence in the leadership of Wright "in his efforts to improve education in Kansas." Earlier Friday, the Kansas House adopted a resolution calling for an investigation of the administration of the teachers association. The resolution is an outgrowth of remarks made by Wright which were critical of education in Kansas and of the Legislature's attitude toward education. The resolution was sent to the Senate for consideration. TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court ruled today that a quantity of books seized by the state at Junction City in 1961 were obscene. The books were seized under a 1961 Kansas law banning sale and distribution of pornographic matter. The court's decision upheld the validity of the 1961 law by implication. In all, 1,715 copies with 31 separate titles were seized by agents from the office of Atty. Gen. William Ferguson and local authorities as a test of the new law. Harold Thompson and Robert Thompson, doing business as P-K News Service, intervened, contending the action was a violation of constitutional guarantees of free press and free speech. The books were seized at the P-K News Service. The district court found the books to be obscene and subject to seizure and the high court agreed. In an opinion written by Justice Schuyler Jackson, the Supreme Court said: "We believe the currently seized books are only attempts to carry pornography to the 'nth' degree; that smut and obscenities seem to be the chief purpose of the books; that the story—what there is of it—is simply a framework upon which to hang the pornography. "Certainly there is no literary merit in the 31 books seized. They are trash." The books carried such titles as "The Wife Swappers," "Les- bian Love," Passion Trap, "The Lecher," "Lust Goodess," and "Orgy Town." In a hearing before the Supreme Court, attorneys for the Thompsons argued that the books were no more obscene or explicit than books to be found commonly on the shelves of public libraries. The Supreme Court said obscenity provided by the new Kan- saw law is adequate and that it is being applied in this case. "The lest for obscenity is not easy to state," the court said. It noted a definition which it said was once given by Irvin S. Cobb: "If the depth of the dirt exceeds the breadth of the wit, then in my opinion the book is obscene." Tauy's Toot How much would you have to spend to "promote" a batch of prime beef ribs? Woman Was "Dead" And Now She Lives ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)Mrs. Nancy Martinez died this week, for all practical purposes, because a gadget that artificially stimulates her heart quit working. But Mrs. Martinez, 27, was lucky enough to be in a doctor's office at the time, and quick action saved her life. She planned to enter the National Jewish Hos- pital in Denver, Colo., today or Sunday to get a new stimulator. Mrs. Martinez, of Santa Fe, N.M., found out about a year ago she had a hole in her heart that needed closing. At the time she was so weak she couldn't sweep her kitchen floor, or play with her 9-year-old son Johnny. Doctors at the Denver hospital closed the hole and, in October, The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fail- to partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Little temperature changes. Highs Sunday 50-55; lows tonight around 30. High temperature yesterday, 53; low today. 30; high year ago today, 42; low year ago today, 15; record high this date, 87 in 1901; record low this date, 2 below zero In 1925; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 .m., today: 9 a.m 29 9 p.m. 10 a.m 36 10 p.m. 11 a.m 41 11 p.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. 45 Midnight 49 52 52 50 49 47 45 41 1 a.m. 2 a.m. 3 a.m. 4 a.m. 5 a.m. a.m 34 7 a.m 31 8 a.m 30 Men, If Your Feet Hurt try the Real McCoys at Paines Bootery. Adv. $47,000 Damages In Deaths KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Two Nebraska w o m en were awarded damages totaling nearly $47,000 in federal court Friday as a result of a highway smashup in which their husbands were killed. The women are Mrs. Phyllis Walz, 28, and Mrs. Peggy Ann Klawatter, both of Norfolk, Neb. The defendants, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rotz of Hiawatha, Kan., were owners of a gravel truck that collided with a stock truck on U. S. 36 near Sabetha, Kan., on Oct. 21, 1959. Killed in the crash were James Walz, 28, and his employe, Richard Smiley, 26. Mrs. Klawatter, Smiley's widow, has since remarried. Mrs. Walz was awarded $35,740 including $22,500 for the death of her husband and $13,248 for a truck and 40 head of hogs. Mrs. Klawatter was awarded $11,250 for the death of her husband. Mrs. Robe Dead At 56 Mrs. Olive F. Robe, 56-year- old well known Ottawan, died Friday at 6 p.m. at her home at 102'/ 2 S. Main. She had lived in Ottawa since 1929, moving from Topeka. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in First Methodist Church of which she was a member, Revs. Russell Fosmire and Charles P. Knight will officiate. Mrs. Robe was born at Topeka Nov. 7, 1906, the daughter of E. I. and Bessie (Mertin) Cook. She was married to Gilbert C. Robe, Jan. 18, 1925, in Topeka. She was a member of Ottawa Business and Professional Women's Club and of Union Chapter No. 15, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are, the widower, Gilbert; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Selby, RFD 1; five grand daughters; three brothers, E. W. Cook, L. L. Cook and Dorris Cook, Topeka, and two sisters, Mrs. 0. W. Vesper, Neosho, Mo., and Mrs. Robert Shaffer, Topeka. inserted a battery-powered device, called a Pacemaker, into the abdominal wall to stimulate the heart beat. But the Pacemaker, about the size of a cigarette pack, stopped working last Tuesday while Mrs. Martinez was in a doctor's office in Santa Fe, to find out why she had been having fainting spells. The doctor saw blips on a cardiograph machine gradually fall. "For all practical purposes she died while taking the cardiograph," the doctor said. "We used cardiac massage, and another doctor used mouth - to,- mouth . breathing to keep her alive." She was taken to Santa Fe's St. Vincent Hospital, where an external Pacemaker was attached. Then she was brought to an Albuquerque hospital. The doctors were at a loss to explain why her Pacemaker, which should have lasted five years, quit working. Showing Figure Gives Her Cold NEWCASTLE, England (AP)Honey blonde Susan Pratt, 19, daughter of a Lloyds insurance underwriter, won the finals of the Miss England contest Friday night. When Susan (36-24-26) was crowned, she had almost lost her voice because of a cold caught through wearing swimsuits in winter. She will represent England in the 1963 Miss World contest. To The Victors Go The Trophies In Area Tournaments SPRING HILL Broncs took first place trophy in Class B tournament at Louisburg, beating Wellsville, 50-42, in overtime. Receiving trophy from Louisburg cheerleader Joyce Barnes is Steve Newton whose outside hitting gave Broncs tremendous boost in last half. Details of all games on Pgs. 2 and 3. (Herald Photos) OSAGE CITY INDIANS won Class B Tournament at Lebo, defeating Pomona Indians in another overtime game. Top guns for Osage were Larry Dalrymple (holding trophy) and Mike Jones (41). Both winners and second-place teams in district tournaments will play in rcgionals next week. MELVERN PANTHERS won Class BB tournament at Richmond last night, beating Westphalia Wolverines, 64-43. Here Linda Schwegman, Richmond cheerleader, presents championship trophy to Wayne Cranwell and other Melvern team members. Player in background is Dale Mochamer. Everett White, Richmond principal and tourney manager, is standing behind Linda. (Herald Photo).

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