The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 5, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 72 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES DR. DON McKELVEY Dr. McKelvey Candidate For Board Dr. Don L. McKelvey, 1440 Maple, announced today that he is a candidate for one of the three board of education positions to be filled at the April 2 election. Dr. and Mrs. McKelvey have three children, two attending Eugene Field grade school and one of pre-school age. He took his pre-professional schooling at University of Texas, at Austin, and was graduated from the Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Mo. He has practiced in Ottawa since 1955. This is the first time Dr. McKelvey has sought public office, although he is quite active in community affairs. He is a director of the Ottawa Lions Club, executive director of the Miss Ottawa Pageant and finance chairman of the Community Book Fair. The McKelveys attend First Baptist Church. Deadline for filing as a candidate for board of education members or for finance commissioner of the City of Ottawa is noon Saturday, March 9. Legislature Aloof To KSTA Bid TOPEKA (AP)-Chances of a joint session of the Legislate with officials of the Kansas State Teachers Association appearec dim today; The association wrote Hous< and Senate leaders asking for a hearing no later than Thursdaj so C. 0. Wright, KSTA executiv secretary, could discuss remarks he has made involving education But House Speaker Charles Ar thur, R-Manhattan, said Mondaj it will be impossible to hold th session this week because of oth er business facing the House Sen. Paul R. Wunsch, R-King man, president pro tempore the Senate, was out of the city Wright's remarks recently Atlantic City, N.J., which wer critical of the Kansas educatior system, touched off a storm reaction. A resolution seeking a investigation of KSTA adminis tration practices is pending in th House. A Showdown Soon On Rail Work Rules CHICAGO (AP)-FWe railroad unions, representing 210,000 on- rain employes and seeking to ave the possible elimination of 5,000 jobs, will meet with the na- ion's carriers next week in a climactic session of their long dis- mte over changes in work rules; The new bargaining talks were et for March 13 after the U.S. lupreme Court Monday upheld he right of the railroads to make sweeping changes in work rules o eliminate jobs regarded by the :arriers as unnecessary. The lines ilaim what they term antiquated work rules cost them $600 million a year. A railroad spokesman and chief negotiator said the carriers will 'move promptly as possible" to make the work rules changes. He added he was confident there would be no national rail strike. But spokesmen for two brother- loods warned of a possible strike if the railroads put the changes nto effect before an agreement can be reached. The new talks in Chicago will deal with the proposed elimination of about 40,000 firemen from diesel locomotives in freight and The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Diminishing cloudiness and colder tonight; partly cloudy and warmer; lows tonight lower 20s; highs Wednesday in 40s. High temperature yesterday, 60; low :oday, 31; high year ago today, 32; low year ago today, 15; record high this date, 86 in 1856; record low this date, 2 in 1952; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 8 a. m 42 8 p. m 36 10 a. m 40 10 p. m 36 m. 11 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. .40 .39 .38 .38 .38 .38 .38 .37 .37 .37 11 p. m 36 Midnight .-.36 1 a. m ...35 2 a. m 35 3 4 5 6 7 8 m 35 m 34 m 33 m 32 m 31 m 31 yard service. The Association of American Railroads said if this issue is settled, other points relating to a drastic revision in pay structure and make-up crews will be discussed. The five unions—trainmen, firemen, engineers, conductors and switchmen who run trams on 195 railroads—contend the work rules would eliminate some 65,000 workers, including 40,000 firemen. They maintain that the present work rules and the jobs they provide are necessary for safe and efficient operation of trains. Chairman Leverett Edwards o) the National Mediation Board said that if no agreement is reached at the new bargaining sessions and a strike is called, a new presidential emergency board will be named to study the dispute. That would automatically delay both a strike and the carrying out of the rules changes for at least 60 days. Fire Destroys School Building HARTFORD, Kan. (AP) - The manual training building of the Hartford High School was destroyed by fire early today. All of the manual training equipment was lost. Only one wall of the one-story frame structure, a converted church building, was left standing. The building was across the street from the main high school building. Included in the loss was a boat which Coach Chuck Newlan had been building for the last two years and which was recently completed. Cause of the fire was not determined. LOWELL GISH Gish To Head Department At Baker Lowell Gish, 613 S. Poplar, will become associate professor and head of the educational department at Baker University, Baldwin, next September. He now is teaching sociology half-time and studying half-time at the University of Kansas. He expects to complete the requirements for his Ph. D. degree this summer. Gish was assistant principal of the Junior • Senior High School here for five years before last year when he studied full-time at KU. Dies In Feed Mill Accident ESKRIDGE, Kan. (AP)-Keith Fee, 23, Eskridge, was killed in a tractor power take-off accident Monday as he was preparing to grind feed on a farm near here. Fee was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fee. A younger brother was killed last Dec. 16 in Tauy's Toot Hope the police don't have an occasion to need that headgear. Extend Guidance Center Service To Osage County To Give Polio Vaccine Sabin polio vaccine type III will be administered in several communities in Franklin County next week at the same time the vaccine is being administered to Kansans throughout the state. The drive to immunize all Franklin Countians is sponsored by the Franklin County Medical Society, and the vaccine will be given by the county health department with the assistance of volunteers in the various communities. Persons who have not yet taken type I or type n of the Sabin vaccine may safely take type HI regardless of the number of Salk polio shots they have had. Those taking type ni next week may take the other types at a later date. The vaccine will be administered from 5 to 7 Saturday evening, March 9, in the Williamsburg School lunch room, the Rantoul School and the multi-purpose room at Wellsville High School. Another session will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Franklin County courthouse and from 5 to 7 Wednesday, March 13, at the courthouse. The vaccine will be given at the Lane and Pomona schools from 5 to 7 Wednesday and at the Princeton School and Richmond Methodist Church from 5 to 7 Thursday, March 14. The state health department has urged everyone over 6 weeks old to take the vaccine. The health department particularly urged that children and young adults take it. Persons suffering with a fever, diarrhea or vomiting should not take the vaccine. It should not be taken by anyone who will undergo a tonsillectomy within two weeks. The vaccine may not be administered to anyone under 18 years old without the written permission of parents, unless they are married. A donation of 50 cents is asked for the vaccine, but it will be given without charge, and lesser donations will be accepted. The vaccine will be given in county hi the state next READY FOR ACTION — All Ottawa policemen who drive or travel in patrol cars wfll b« wearing crash helmets, modeled by these four local officers. Helmets were ordered for officers to protect them in high speed chases and riots, Police Chief E. W. Faherty said. Pictured (from left) arc I. J. Rice, William Wheeler, G. C. Simmons and Fred Volger. (Herald Photo) Ottawa Teachers Get Pay Increase Ottawa's school board last night gave teachers in the system here raises for next year, ranging from $250 to $450. The increases fell short of what was requested by the Ottawa Teachers Association as far as starting pay, and it only went part way on rewards for career teachers. Under the adopted plan, which applies to an 18-step schedule, starting teachers with degrees will receive $4,400. Last year the starting point was $4,150. Top for teachers with master's degrees will be up $450 to $6,250. The board also approved an increase in increments of for steps one through five; on steps six through 10 and above 10. $100 $150 Franklin County Guidance Center, Inc., and the Osage County board of commissioners yesterday entered into a contract to furnish mental health services of the center to Osage County residents. The amount of the service offered will be paid from a quarter-of-a-mill tax levy from Osage County and from fees charged to the patient for services from a sliding fee scale based on family income and number of dependents in the family. The same type of services that are offered residents of Franklin County will be extended to the residents of Osage County. Franklin County Guidance Center, Inc., one of the 14 such mental health centers in Kansas, will observe its fifth anniversary this month, having first offered services to residents of Franklin County on March 17, 1958. During this period, the board of trustees and the staff of the center have planned ahead through expansion of office space and additional personnel to offer mental health services to surrounding counties that do not have these facilities, in addition to serving the residents of Franklin County. It now is possible for surrounding counties wanting mental health services for their residents to contract with the center for this service from a tax levy from that county. As additional counties join in a regional effort, it will become possible to provide increased staff and extend services. Services offered by the center include psychiatric outpatient diagnostic and treatment services for both children and adults, rehabilitation services to individuals returning to the county from an impatient facility and consultative services to schools, courts, health and welfare agencies. On the center's board of trustees are George E. Lister, president; H. E. DeTar, Wellsville, vice president; Dr. David G. Laury, medical treasurer; Cecil director Vining, and secretary, and Judge Robert L. Pinet, Mrs. A. 0. Sigler, Richmond, and Allen Unruh, members. Staff members are Dr. Franklin C. Boraks, executive director; Dr. Arthur W. Hoyt, consulting psychiatrist; Arthur Alan Shaw, clinical psychologist, and Mrs. Ollie Burress, secretary. every week. COUNTY PRINCIPALS CONFER — Joining Franklin County League coaches at dinner meeting last night at Oak Lodge were principals of league schools (from left): Jack Hobbs, Williams- bun; Lauren Y. Caddis, Lane; Everett F. White, Rick, mond; Charles McAnarney, superintendent Joint High School District U, and Charles Hill, Pomona. Coaches picked all-county league teams, listed on Pg. 3. (Herald Photo) Wichitans Insist On University TOPEKA (AP) - Wichita believes in a university in Wichita and will not settle for less, the House Ways and Means Committee was told Monday Sidney Brick, chairman of the University of Wichita regents, made the statement while telling the committee that a pair of bills to admit the school to the state system are unsatisfactory as amended by the House State Affairs Committee. Brick said Wichita people are not so concerned about tax relief as they were about whether the university will be sold down the river. The bills were amended by the State Affairs Committee to remove wording specifying the school brought in as the "University of Wichita" and references to graduate and doctoral programs. The Ways and Means Committee will have the final say on the form in which the bills reach the House floor. They passed the Senate. Brick said the Wichita regents find the amendments unacceptable and added: "Our community would oppose the bill as amended. We believe the bill should give some direction to the State : <Board of Regents to maintain a university in Wichita—not a branch, not an ex- tionsion center or something less than the university is today. "Contrary to some opinion, Wichita is not a distressed economic area. We are not just looking for tax relief." Brick told the committee that Wichita U. would continue to operate if a plan to admit it to the state system fails. He conceded under questioning a limit on enrollments might be necessary. H. L. Larson, clerk of the board estimated the total pack age for the 108 teachers involved would cost about $40,000. This did not include $450 increases granted all principals and a similar raise given the superintendent. The board also discussed increases for the coaches but delayed action until a noon meet ing Friday in order to study proposals that coaches might be placed on a schedule similar to teachers. Recommendations for the salary increases came from Elmer Roth and Robert A. Anderson, two members of the board who have been working on a teacher salary committee appointed by the board to reappraise salaries throughout the entire system. In granting the increases, Dr. Olin Wollen, president of the board, asked the single question, "Where do we get the money?'" 300. Add this to the salary raises, he said, and the increase n the mill levy would be above he legal limit of 25 mills. The only answer, Supt. Henry Parker said, was to go before :he state tax commission and get permission to exceed the legal imit. This appears to be what the board intends to do. The board also agreed to apply a $250 increase to non-degree teachers in the system and to give greater weight in the future in applying previous experience in comparable systems to teachers being hired here. Teacher contracts are to go out by March 15, according to law. At the recommendation of the superintendent, the board agreed to offer new contracts to all teachers now in the system. Remaining yet to do is to set salaries for non - professional employes of the system. This will be done at the April meeting. He pointed out that four new teachers will be added to the system, including a second one for exceptional children. Total cost for these additions is about $30,- Less Farms In Kansas TOPEKA (AP)-The number of farms in Kansas continued to decline last year but with the remaining farms somewhat larger. The state Crop and Livestock Reporting Service today estimated the number of farms in Kansas at 103,000. A decline of 2,000 from 1962. But the average farm is now 485 acres, eight larger than a year ago. The report said Kansas now has 50 million acres in farm land, representing a steady decline in recent years. In 1950 the state had 135,000 farms of about 374 acres each with 50.5 million acres in farm land. Put Milk On Fire But Truck Burns A milk truck owned by the Ben- the motor the truck backfired Would Poll Voters On Bond Issue A request that the Ottawa school board approve and support a "voter reaction survey" was received last night by the board. It came from Gene A. Miller, assistant professor of psychology at Ottawa University. Miller proposed that the board aid in an OU research project which would be conducted by juniors and seniors "to collect reactions, opinions and suggestions of Ottawa voters regarding the proposed improvements of school facilities." The OU professor referred to the twice • defeated high school bond proposal. The survey would be conducted by mailed questionnaires to which Miller expected 60 per cent return. All registered voters would receive the mail questionnaire. The survey would seek such information as general attitudes toward the improvement, building plans and design, cost and location. Miller estimated total cost of the project would be about $375. After considerable discussion, the board delayed action on the measure until its special Friday meeting. Also appearing before the board was Mrs. Ernestine Fisher who operates the hot lunch program. The board has been considering the expansion of (he program next year. Mrs. Fisher explained meal planning, purchasing of foods and record keeping of th« program. Another meeting to include grade school principals and a representative from the state office of public instruction will be March 22. The board also discussed at length several legislative matters before the state legislature which effect school finance and unification. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. nett Creamery caught fire and burned about noon today six miles east of Ottawa on K68, despite the efforts of the driver and a companion to extinguish the blaze with about 20 cans of milk they were bringing to be processed from farms on their milk run. The driver Carl Williams, 721 S. Cedar, said the truck stalled near the summit of a hill and that he checked under the hood to see what could be wrong. Everything appeared all right, he said, but when he tried to start and the flames began to rise. Two tires on the driver's side were completely destroyed by the blaze and the underneath side of the truck bed was badly burned. The paint on the driver's side was also badly warped. Franklin County Sheriff Joe Ferns and Deputy Jim Richardson helped the men in attempts to put out the fire. After the fire was extinguished a wrecker was called to tow the truck to Ottawa. Handle With Care Mrs. Roy Mclntosh, Quenemo, writes that she has good reason to be thankful that the contents of a pocket in her son's old coat survived a move from the farm. While loading the household furnishings she threw the coat on the truck as an afterthought, as she had used the old parka to do chores in. She forgot all about the coat, which she hung bag, until she pushed it aside to get some clothespins. Feeling a ball-shaped object in the coat, she put her hand into the pocket and brought out an egg which she had picked up while milking. She had worn the coat several times since. It was when she recalled something that caused her to handle the egg gently. She remembered that it had been a year since she Ashford Athletic Speaker on a nail over the clothespin • had had any hens. Volney Ashford, athletic director at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., will speak at the annual dinner for Ottawa High and Ottawa University athletes. The meeting, sponsored by tha Chamber of Commerce athletic committee, will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Memorial Auditorium basement. Ashford also is president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Ahtletics. Tickets, at $3.50 for one businessman and one athlete, are on sale by committee members. Women may buy $1.75 tickets and are welcome to attend. Heading the committee if Earl Guist and Erwin EldeA Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday-t For March—3 , . , For 1963-64 Comparable 1962 period-ft 1

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