OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 73 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHTEEN PAGES Four-H'ers Tell Their Story LONG MAY IT WAVE — Four-H flag waves from pole on Franklin County courthouse lawn, calling attention to National 4-H Week and the fine 4-H program in Franklin County. Ready to hoist the flag to begin 4-H Week observance are two outstanding 4-H'ers, Jean Reichard, Williamsburg, and Leon Sobba, Richmond. (Herald Photo by Dick Crawford) It's Their Week """""" (Editorial) ~ It's an awfully short National 4-H Week for the Franklin County 4-H boys and girls to tell you all of their achievements. But in the best 4-H tradition, they've done a good job at it in today's Herald. Herald news employes always are amazed at the quality of the "newspaver work" the 4-H'ers do in telling of their various activities in this special, annual edition. Perhaps The Herald people shouldn't be amazed, for there is in all phases of the program 4-H examples of the youngster's efficiencey. And, in this edition as in their other activities, the youngsters have the hlep of some talented adults. With their help - they did most of it — today's edition comes as one The Herald believes will be treasured by all people who believe in 4-H, in youth, in America. Particularly the inside "4-H Section." WHERE IN THE WORLD? - This is (he question being pondered by Ada Hammer, Macedon, N. Y., a senior at Ottawa University who will enter training for Peace Corps work following graduation this spring. (Herald Photo by Lamar Phillips) OU Senior To Enter Peace Corps Work Interesting adventure lies ahead for Ada Hammer, a senior at Ottawa University, from Macedon, N. Y. She has been accepted for training this summer for work in the United States Peace Corps, and, if she goes through the training period successfully, she will go out into Peace Corps work somewhere in the world. As yet she has no idea where it will be. The start of the adventure will Learn Leadership In Club Programs The local observance of National 4-H Week began- when Marilyn Wasmund and Denny Dunbar presented talks to the Ottawa Rotary Club, Denny, a ^H member from Berea Boosters, spoke on "The Importance of Soil Conservation," how to use and protect the soil. That soil conservation means contour farming, soil building, protecting rangeland and research work. Denny emphasized our dependence on the soil fpr food, lumber, wool, cotton and the American way of life. That well fed people stay free. He explained how erosion starts and. the problems of damage if it is not stopped. Denny summarized by explaining how this can be avoided. First, he said, learn about soil conservation, its importance and what needs to be done. This comes by using land wisely, teaching this need in schools, working with Soil Conservation organizations. Our future depends on this pro- C^ tection so we may have sufficient food to support our nation: he said. Marilyn's topic was "The Doors to Opportunity." She is a member of Kainbow. This was an imaginary trip through a hall, finding out what is behind each door. Marilyn compared this with the doors of 4-H opportunity. The first is responsibility, learning to be responsible to complete duties assigned in the 4-H club and 4-H projects. The next door is leadership. She committees, cer in a local 4-H club, on the county 4-H Council, and in the Junior Leaders Club, she has gained this important quality. Competition in county and state fairs have taught Marilyn how to win, how to lose and how to compliment the winner, even when you lose. She told how she had learned and developed by projects. The foods project taught her to plan, prepare meals and learn food said, by being on serving as an offi- values. Marilyn told how important - clothing has been and that her clothing dollar had been stretched. This allows more clothing for the many activities she is in. Not only did she save money but gained a feeling of accomplishment in making these dresses. The next door was learning to cooperate; with leaders with parents, with other members. Other doors are activities and fellowship. Her activities are music and people-to-people. The door for fellowship is gained from county and state camps. While attending these she met many people, gained new ideas and formed friendships that are lasting as her 4-H career continues. Denny and Marilyn was selected at County Club Day to represent Franklin County at Regional Club Day in Baldwin March 9. They were chosen from 18 other speakers. Marilyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wasmund, Princeton, and Denny's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dunbar, Richmond. Floyd Coffman introduced Denny and his father, Albert. Glen Hayward introduced Marilyn and her Mother, Mrs. Leroy Wasmund. Fred Wood introduced Ross Nelson, County 4-H agent. NOT JUST A MAN'S WORLD - Joyce Cooper is one girl who would dispute any ideas that mechanical knowledge is restricted to men as she takes a few pointers from Aubrey Ponton, RFD 3, Ottawa, 4-H automotive project leader. Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Cooper, 1016 Willow, is member of Rambling Ranchers 4-11 Club and is taking automotive course because she "likes it and it's interesting." (Herald Photo) SHE'S PUZZLED — Judy Ann O'Connor, 4-year-old, scratches head over forms, sent from Washington, asking her to fill in her Social Security number. (Herald Paolo) What? No Security Number? What Judy Ann O'Connor wanted was to win some of those prizes a television station gives away in connection with a program. So Judy Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene O'Connor, 428 E. 14th, wasn't prepared for the handful of forms she received from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington, D. C. Judy Ann entered the contest by writing why she's a good girl — she helps set the table — on a postcard and sending it to the station in Kansas City. The card wound up in Washington. Judy Ann got it back in the mail, with the forms. And a request that she put her Social Security number on the forms and send them back. Judy Ann, 4 years old, doesn't have one. JFK Still Hopeful Of Tax Revisions WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy said today he still wants tax reductions linked with tax rc- that he thought (he best program was the one he had sent to Congress. m- visions and it is his judgment that | He said he felt Congress would Congress will enact a bill em- enact this type of bill—one bracing both. Kennedy did not say whether eluding the proposed revisions. Kennedy opened the news con- he would, if necessary, accept a tax cut without what he calls tax reforms. The first question al a presidential news conference was aimed at trying to clear up exactly what he would accept in tax legislation. Kennedy has proposed thai Congress lower taxes by $13.6 billion over three years and offset this by tax revisions which would bring in $3.5 billion—for a net cut of about $10 billion. Then last week he said the important thing is to gel a tax bill this year, and: "Whatever is necessary to get that bill, I would support." Some of his remarks to a symposium on economic growth sponsored by the American Bankers Association, were interpreted as meaning he would accept a $13.8 billion slash and, if need be, abandon his bid for offsetting changes in the revenue laws. •Asked whether that was a fair interpretation, Kennedy replied ference with a volunteered statement plugging for congressional action on three legislative proposals. He said he hopes the youth opportunities bill can be enacted before Congress lakes its Easier recess. He noted hearings have been completed in the House on legislation lo help produce more doctors and dentists. The talenls of young persons going into these professions are needed, he said, and he hopes the bill will be passed. He urged prompt attention to his legislative recommendations in the field of mental health. Reverse It Attention is called to the fact that messages to 4-H'ers from President Kennedy and K-State President James McCain, first page of second section, are reversed. President Kennedy's message is on the bottom, McCain's on the top. An 8-Card Straight One, two three, four were the numbers, in that order, on the 1962 Franklin County license tag purchased by Wayne Dickinson, Pomona. Such a combination is easy to remember, and Wayne thought it would be nice lo get it for 19(i3. He didn't reserve the number, however, and took what was next in line. His 1963 number is 5678. Ah, Spring TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas is due for a long-delayed round of spring weather today with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and skies mostly sunny. The milder weather sel in across the state Tuesday although about an inch of snow remains on the ground al Concordia and areas wesl of there. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday 2 For March—6 Comparable 1962 period—78 Tauy's Toot Wish there were 4-H Clubs for middle-aged people. be the braining work this summer which will last for 10 to 12 weeks. Miss Hammer doesn't know where she will take her training. She has been told, however, that this training will be in one of 50 universities somewhere in the nation. This, she feels, can be an . interesting adventure in itself. She is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Harold E. Hammer. Her father is pastor of First Baptist Church, Macedon, N. Y., which is southeast of Rochester and not far from the south shore of Lake Ontario. Her major at Ottawa University is physical education, and she is doing practice teaching at Ottawa High School under direction of Mrs. Charles Williamson. Miss Hammer thinks she will be doing physical education and recreation work when she goes into the field with Peace Corps assignments, but thinks also that she may be doing some home economics work with women of some foreign land. Says Fliers Died For Their Country WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy said today four American fliers reported killed in the Cuban Bay of Pigs invasion died in service to their country. Kennedy did not answer directly at his news conference the question whether the men were soldiers of fortune or employes of the Central Intelligence Agency. He said the men were flying support voluntarily. He said that because of the nature of their work it has not been possible to make details of their flight public as might have been the case if they were official members of the armed forces. The President reiterated the four were in servic of their country but said it isn't helpful to the United States to go into details. The National Broadcasting Co. said Tuesday night it has learned that the four were employed by the CIA. A Washington broadcast by NBC newsmen Martin Agronsky added: "We can also report authoritatively that the $225 which their widows have been receiving every two weeks come from CIA funds." Following its rule of silence, the CIA declined to comment on the NBC report. At his news conference today the President may be asked about it and how the four met their deaths—whether in a cargo plane, according to one report, or shot down in two B26 bombers by Castro jets, as a Cuban invasion pilot has claimed. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness tonight and becoming mostly fair Thursday. High Thursday 50-55. Low tonight mid and upper 20s. High temperature yesterday, 33: loir today, 27; high year ago today, 39; low year ago to f lay, 10; record high this date, 70 In 192't and 1025; record low this date, 6 below zero In 1080; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 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 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 11 11 31 32 .32 33 .33 .33 .33 .33 .12 .31 9 p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m, 7 a. m. 1 a. m. .30 29 29 .29 29 .29 28 28 27 .28 .29 .30 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Mrs. Ethel Seymour Files As School Board Candidate Mrs. Ethel Rule Seymour, 715 E. 4lh, has filed as a candidate for one of the board of education positions to be filled in the city election of April 2. She is the fifth to file as a candidate for the board of education. Others are Vern Chesbro, Dr. John Hudelson, Mrs. Eliza- bclh Spencer and Dr. Don Me- Kelvey. Mrs. Seymour was graduated from Ottawa High School 50 years ago and began teaching at Green Dell rural school. She was a school teacher for 20 years. She was tendenl of also county schools in superm- Franlin County for eight years and served eight years as a member of the board of education at Rantoul. At present she is employed in the insurance office of her son, Quincy Seymour. Mrs. Seymour is a member of the First Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Business and Women's Club. Professional Deadline for filing as a candidate for the board of education, or for city commissioner of finance and revenue, is Saturday noon, March I. MRS. ETHEL SEYMOUR Two have filed for the city commission post, J. R, Cheney and Lyle D. Hanes. Time is growing short also for registering at the city hall to become eligible to vote. The office of the city clerk is open evenings this week and the books will close at 9 p.m., Friday, March I.
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