The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 4, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1963 VOL. 87 NO. 71 7 CENTS TEN PAGES MARGARET WILLIAMS Ottawa High Senior Gets Scholarship Margaret Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Williams, 116 W. 10th, and a senior at Ottawa High, has been awarded a $400 scholarship by Phillips University, Enid, Okla. Miss Williams plans to enroll there this fall. Phillips officials said the scholarship was awarded on the basis of character, academic standing and school activities. / Miss Williams is a pianist and organist. She is editor-in-chief of the Record, Ottawa High student newspaper, and last year was editor-in-chief of the OHS yearbook. Ottawa Teacher Dead At 39 An Ottawa Junior High School teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth Ruhlen, Baldwin, died yesterday at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. She was taken there after suffer; ing a stroke at Baldwin. Mrs. Ruhlen, 39, is survived by her widower, Dr. Ralph Ruhlen, head of the religious education department at Baker University; four sons, Jim, Tom, David Peter, all of the home, and a daughter, Alice, also of the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, Baldwin, Dr. Mark Rouch officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Urgent Plea For Hearing By KSTA Wants To Present Facts About School Problems TOPEKA (AP) — The board of directors of the Kansas State Teachers Association today asked for a chance "to get facts before the Legislature regarding school problems." The statement by the directors followed a weekend meeting in Topeka. It was issued in the wake of House adoption of a resolution to create a legislative committee to investigate the administration of the teachers association. The investigative proposal was introduced after some legislators became angered at remarks attributed to C. 0. Wright, executive secretary association. of the teachers Wright was quoted at an Atlantic City, N. J., meeting of school administrators that Kansas has one of the most backward school systems in the nation. He criticized the Legislature for what he said was the lack of the social concept and that it is the responsibility of the state to educate the children. The teachers association directors asked a hearing before the two branches of the legislature not later than Thursday, March 7. "We are concerned as never before in the 100-year history of the association with the critical need for updating the Kansas educational system," the directors said in a letter to members of the Legislature, the governor, and leaders of the Senate and House. "We believe that only by immediate, far-sighted action can Kansas discharge its responsibility to children and youth and achieve a place as a leader among the states. "Three other factors make a hearing both urgent and fair: "1. The national publicity resulting from legislative reaction to a critical analysis of the archaic Kansas school organization and finance structure; "2. The resultant legislative censure of C. 0. Wright, KSTA executive secretary, and "3. The short time remaining before the 1963 session adjourns. "By unanimous action the board has designated Mr. Wright to speak in its behalf. The courtesy of a 24-hour notice of such a joint session is requested. The directors said the request for an appearance is entirely in dependent of any action that might be taken on the investigative resolution. Local Firms To Remodel A Store Contracts have been awarded to three local concerns for Hie rennovation of the Douglas Bros, building on the southeast corner of First and Main which is to be the new home of the Oklahoma Tire and Supply Co. store. Sandy Douglas said today that work will begin immediately on the remodeling project. Chism Construction is the general contractor. Welborn Electric and Wilson Plumbing are the two other firms involved. Douglas said today that his furniture and appliance firm is in the process of moving to its new Main street location at 113 S. Main. This move is to be completed this week to make way for the remodeling. Work on the corner building will involve rebuilding the north part of the structure, a new front as well as rearranging the interior. Douglas said the project is scheduled for completion about May 15. MR. AND MISS OTTAWA HIGH - Roy Dunn and Barbara Heathman, seniors, are pictured after being named Mr. and Miss Ottawa High School at record party in junior high gymnasium Saturday night. Roy is son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Dunn, Ottawa RFD 2. Barbara is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heathman, 1040 N. Cherry. In background are part of decorations for party. See other pictures on Pg. 7. (Herald Photo by A. I. Van Cleave) The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Occasional rain, changing to snow tonight. Windy and colder tonight. Considerable cloudiness and cold Tuesday. Lows tonight in 20s. Highs Tuesday 3540. High temperature Saturday, 63; low Sunday, 29; high Sunday, 70; low today 42; high year ago today, 35; low year ago today, 17; record high this date, 83 in 1910; record low this date, 1 in 1960; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 41 9 p. m 59 9 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 a. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. 48 55 61 64 66 '.68 63 61 61 60 60 10 p. m 80 11 p. m 60 Midnight 59 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 59 60 , 57 , 52 , 5'0 , 50 , 48 43 Sports Spotlight On Regional Play Other Franklin County and area high school basketball teams will get the jump on Ottawa High in regional tournaments tomorrow and Wednesday nights. Ottawa drew a bye in the Class AA regional at Shawnee Mission North and will play at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against the winner of the earlier Sumner - Shawnee Mission West game. Here is the regional schedule: At Council Grove — Class B: This Old Tree Has Quite !A! Past A couple of oldtimcrs of Rantoul area, Grant Catterson (left) Rantoul, and S. T. "Trem" Fisher, Ottawa RFD 3, examine an infamous old tree beside Stanton Cemetery in Miami County near Franklin-Miami County line. According to Catterson, 83, and Fisher, 75, and other oldtimers, a horsethief was hanged on this tree back in 1870s and was buried in adjoining cemetery. Ironically, cemetery also is final resting place of Clarence A Burney, son of Rantoul doctor who, after his childhood at Rantoul, became justice of Supreme Court of Missouri. Catterson came to Rantoul from Lyon County in 1907. Fisher was born in Peoria Community. (Herald Photos) Riley County vs. Silver Lake at 7:30 and Osage City vs. Council Grove at 9, Tuesday; Roosevelt of Emporia vs. Blue Valley at 7:30 and St. Marys vs. Pomona at 9, Wednesday. At Grceley — Class BB: Bronson vs. Fontana at 7:30 and Melvern vs. Americus at 9, Tuesday; Fulton vs. Arcadia, at 7:30 and Hartford vs. Westphalia at 9, Wednesday. At Gardner — Class B; Spring Hill vs. Blue Mound at 7:30 and Eudora vs. Perry at 9, Tuesday; Tonganoxie vs. Wellsville at 7:30 and Leroy vs. Linwood at 9, Wednesday. Class BB and B all semi-finals will be played at 7:30 and 9 Thursday night. Finals will be played at 7:30 and 9 Friday night. Winners of regional tournaments will play in state competition in cities throughout Kansas. Coin, Stamp Club Meets Tonight The Ottawa Coin and Stamp club will meet at 7:30 tonight in the basement of the Masonic Lodge 422 S. Main. The basement will be open al 7 for browsing as the collectors display items at their meetings. Everyone interested in coin and stamp collecting is welcome. Reports A Car Hit Pedestrian A woman reported to Ottawa police this morning that a car had struck a woman at the 2nd- Hickory Street intersection. But the police found no one at the scene. The caller told the officers the car struck the woman, rolling her into the gutter, that the driver got out and helped her up and both left the scene. Men, If Your Feet Hurt try the Real McCoys at Paine's Bootery. Adv. Herald Buys New Press For New Printing Method A new press which will expand the page capacity of the newspaper has been purchased by The Ottawa Herald, it was announced today. With the purchase of the press, Robert B. Wellington, publisher, also announced that The Herald will convert to a new method of newspaper production known as offset printing. The new press, a Fairchild Color King, will have a page capacity of 20 pages which is four more than the 1921 Goss tubular letterpress now in use. In addition, the publisher said, the Color King will have greater color versatility both for advertising and news content, The press is built in Los Angeles by Fairchild Graphic Equipment, a division of the Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp., of Plainview, N. Y, It has been purchased through the Inland Newspaper Machinery Corporation of Kansas City. Delivery of the press has been scheduled for Sept. 15. Because of the design of the press, it will be housed in a 70- foot pressroom. This factor has forced The Herald to abandon previous plans for a circular building. Now planned is a one-story structure which will be built on Cedar between First and 2nd where The Herald recently pur chased a tract of 250 by 150 feet The new building will be 75 feet wide and 115 feet long. A parking lot with capacity of 25 cars will be located to the north of the build ing and open onto First street Two houses already have been removed from the site and a third is being razed. Three other house are being removed this month. Architects are completing plans and should have working drawings available for bidders around March 20. It presently is planned to take bids in Ottawa on April 19 with work to start early in May. Completion of the building along with occupancy is predicted for around Nov. 1. Upon moving into the new building, production of the Herald will be by new electronic and photographic processes, the publisher said today, as opposed to the present hot metal method. Present plans call for retaining a number of the members of The Herald staff during the summer r nths. _ Late Top News Kill Gasoline Tax Increase TOPEKA (AP)-House Republi-. cans voted today 46-17 against « proposed one-cent increase in the gasoline tax. The vote was taken behind closed doors and caucus leaders said only that the balloting was about two to one against" but unofficial sources provided th« vote figures. Women Drown In Bus Plunge NEW YORK (AP)-A bus believed to be carrying about 24 women plunged off a road into the East River today. Three bodies were recovered, and one woman was reported taken alive from the water. Most of the passengers were said to be nurses, employed by the City Department of Hospitals. Rain Was Welcome At Ottawa Welcome rain measuring well over an inch fell in the Ottawa area last night and today and there was similar rain over much of the state. Ottawa's official rainfall measurement at 7 a.m. was 1.09 inches John P. Kelsey, local weather observer, said. At that hour Emporia reported .54 of an inch, Osage City .60, Melvern 1.18, Waverly .83, Lebo .82 and Lawrence 1.04. At WOT- den, in southern Douglas County, the measurement was 1.43. At Pomona reservoir construe* tion site the morning measure* ment was 1.50 inches, it was reported by the Corps of Engineers office there. Farmers of the area welcomed the rain. It will be of much benefit to the wheat and to pastures, it was said. Harold Staadt, of west of Ottawa, commented, "I was glad to see it rain — things were getting pretty dry." It was the heaviest rain that has fallen in the Ottawa area this year. The total rainfall for January at the Ottawa weather station was .82 of an inch, and for February it was .16 of an inch. Tally's Toot If you ever start longing for the good old days get Mr. Catterson and Mr. Fisher in conversation under that hanging- tree — and you'll quit longing. SPECIAL REGISTRATION NOTICE TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF OTTAWA, KANSAS: You are hereby notified that the books for the registration of vo* ters will be kept open between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 9 o'clock p.m., from the 4th day of March, 1963 to the 8th day of March, 1963, both dates inclusive, and that said registration books will be closed on the last named date at 9 o'clock p.m. for the pui-pose of registering to vote at the' Primary Election to be held in said City on the 19th day of March, 1963. IF, you have never registered to vote in the City of Ottawa, Kansas and have resided in the State of Kansas six months or more and in the ward thirty days or more, and have attained the age of 21 years, you must register before you will be eligible to vote in said City. IF you have previously registered to vote in said City and failed to vote at the General Election held in said City in Novem* ber, 1962 and have not since reregistered, you must re-register. IF you have moved from your house or street number where you lived when last registered* you must re-register. IF, you have changed your name, you must re-register. Any person desiring to register to vote in the City of Ottawa, Kansas must appear in person at my office hi the City Hall. Special Arrangements may be made for the sick or disabled or persons absent from the State, Donald R, Capper: Citv Clerk. • I

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