The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 7, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 74 OTTAWA. KANSAS THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Governor Sees New Taxes If His Budget Plan Fails Pilot Jumps, Lives EL DORADO, Kan. (AP)-The pilot of an experimental airplane parachuted safely from the craft near El Dorado today. The Highway Patrol said the plane apparently fell in open country some eight miles east of this south Kansas City. Beech Aircraft Co. said the pilot, Frank Singer, 51, was flying alone in an experimental Beech plane. Singer, an engineering test pilot, was uninjured. He walked to a farm house and notified authorities. Beech officials said the craft was a single engine experimental plane that is not in production. The Highway Patrol, sheriff's officers and officials of the Beech company were en route to the scene of the crackup. Singer, 51, of Wichita, said he started at 10,000 feet in a test spin but the plane wouldn't come out of it despite use of a spin, or drag, chute and he bailed out at about 5,000 feet. The spin chute led to earlier reports that two persons had parachuted from the plane. Singer came down about 10 miles east of El Dorado, or two miles from where the plane crashed. The craft did not bum. The plane crashed about 300 yards from the farm home of Clarence Graber and wreckage was scattered over a 150-yard area. Singer said it was the first time he had ever bailed out. The accident happened only a short time after the plane had left Wichita. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic leath log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Thursday—1. For March—7. For 1963-68. Comparable 1962 period—78. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy with little temperature change through tomorrow. Low tonight 25 to 30. High tomorrow in the 50s. KANSAS FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight generally in the 20s. High tomorrow in the 50s. High temperature yesterday, 48; low today, 29; high year ago today, 52; low year ago today, 21; record high this date, 71 in 1025; record low this date, 7 below zero in 1913; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. .35 9 p. m. 10 a. m 40 10 p 11 a. m 43 11 p Moon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 46 48 47 47 46 45 42 40 45 Midnight 34 1 a 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 a m. m 33 m 33 m 32 m 31 m 30 m 30 m 30 m 31 v""' POPULAR BRICK — President Kennedy won't be only person with old brick on which is engraved "Don't Spit On Sidewalk." Ottawa contractor Dwight Haworth has several of them, taken from a razing job. It was announced that K-State Inter-Fraternity Council would give JFK one of these old bricks, made early in 20th century by Topeka firm. (Herald Photo) His Combination Plan Is Opposed TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson warned today that if the Legislature fails to follow his budget recommendations it may be faced with new taxes. His statement followed action of the Senate Republican caucus Wednesday night which voted against combining the sales tax and general revenue tax funds to pick up a one-year revenue gain. Anderson had recommended combining the funds and delaying distribution of sales tax residue to gain approximately $12 million in a single fiscal year. The gains would result from Five Die In Flood After Dam Breaks By KEN HARTNETT NORWICH, Conn. (AP)-Five persons perished and one was missing after a broken 'dam turned flood waters on a narrow, deadly path through the center of the business district Wednesday night. The water roared from a 15-acre lake on a hill overlooking the city and swept into a cord-manufacturing plant, setting off a boiler explosion. Four workers on the night shift were killed. One wing of the three- story building was demolished. Another worker was missing, state police said. Town officials said they expect damage to run into several million dollars. Margaret Moody, a mother whose husband and three sons made their way to a rooftop from their overturned car, was carried away by the waters. Her body was recovered today. "I thought my wife was behind us all the time," Thomas Moody said. "I don't know what happened to her." The roof collapsed, Moody said, and he put the boys—Thomas, 6; James, 4, and Shawn, 10 months— into a tree to keep them out of the water. They were rescued after about two hours. •The Moody boys and three women who were rescued from the demolished plant were hospitalized. The dam, a rock and earth structure 20 feet high, gave' way about 9:30 p.m. The water covered the mile to the downtown area in about 30 minutes. It was about two and one-half hours before it receded, leaving a thin coating of mud. Many persons said they slept through the night without knowing what had struck the eastern Connecticut city of 40,000. Sees New Deficit In US Payments PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)-Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon said today the United States faces additional losses of gold and a continuing deficit in its balance of payments this year. With that prospects, he said, the government must redouble its efforts to reduce the outflow of dollars in foreign aid programs and stimulate the economy at home. Dillon, in a speech prepared for the American Bankers Association's annual monetary conference, called the need for improving the U.S. payments position one of the most telling arguments in favor of President Kennedy's tax program. "I am convinced that tax reduction, prudently financed and accompanied by persistent and firm expenditure control, can play a major role in that improvement," he said. "It will also free the hands of American monetary authorities to deal more vigorously with any contingencies that may arise- thus reinforcing our already strong defenses against pressures on the dollar during the difficult period until balance is fully restored." Dillon made no prediction as to when a balance or surplus would be reached in the flow of dollars in and out of the country. The 1962 U.S. deficit, in this flow, was $2.2 billion. Nearly $900 million in gold left the country. While the deficit was the smallest since 1957, Dillon acknowledged progress was limited. Believes Even Top Cubans In Dark On Arms Buildup WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army's intelligence chief says the Soviets may be storing ammunition, military vehicles and aircraft in thousands of caves in Cuba—and aren't letting even top Cuban military personnel get close enough to have a look. "Aerial photography has further revealed the extension of roads to known and suspect caves locations," Maj. Gen. Alva R. Fitch told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee Wednesday, "and it is considered highly probable that much military equipment and supplies are being stored underground." At the same time, Fitch discounted recurring report* by Cu- ban refugees that offensive missiles or bombers are being hidden in the caves. "It is our belief that the Soviets did, in fact, remove all strategic weapons systems that were in Cuba at the time the quarantine was imposed," he said. "No nuclear warheads are believed to be in Cuba although it is possible that they could be used by some of the weapons systems present there." A censored version of Fitch's report to the subcommittee, which is investigating the Soviet Military buildup in Cuba, was made public after he testified. Among other things he told the senators: "There are no indications that Soviet ground force units have departed from Cuba other than those associated with" the intermediate and medium-range missile systems. "Our combined intelligence effort shows that there has been a substantial increase both in quantity and quality of heavy equipment in Cuba during the past year, much of it modern, including tanks, artillery mortars and motor transport vehicles." Indications are that the activity around the caves is being conducted solely by Soviet personnel, with Cuban military brass barred. City Health Officer Lewis Sears ordered typhoid serum and suggested that residents lake the shots as a precautionary measure. All schools in the city were closed today. As a health measure, downtown merchants were permitted only to clean their stores, but not to do any selling. Harold Walz, public works director, said there was no suspicion that the dam was weakening until a leak was discovered shortly before the dam broke. Half an hour before the break, police alerted nearby residents of the danger. Officials said they did not believe many persons actually left their homes. "All we heard was a roar," said a resident of one hard-hit street. Those dead in the plant explosion were identified as Anna Barrett, Madeline Atterbury, Alex Po- bol and Helen Roode. Kansans Pay More Federal Tax WICHITA (AP)-Kansans paid Uncle Sam almost $100 million in taxes last month. Director Harry F. Scribner of the Wichita district of the U. S. Internal Revenue Service reports the IRS collected $99,738,378 in taxes in this state during the month—up more than $2 million over collections in February of 1962. Scribner attributed the increases to federal unemployment taxes, withholding and social security and estate and gift taxes. IRS figures show collections last month, with comparative collections for February, 1962 in parenthesis, to be: federal unemployment $3,243,568 ($1,698,942); withholding and social security $51,418,210 (49,767,176); estate and gift taxes $2,503,412 ($1,167,707). Individual income tax totals were less than the previous year. Kansans paid $34,951,477 last month, compared to $36,088,146 in February, 1962. Scribner attributed this to fewer persons filing income tax returns last month than in the comparable month a year ago. Carlson Will Speak Sunday LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)- Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kansas, will be the principal speaker at a Midwest Leadership Prayer breakfast Sunday at the University of Kansas Union. An attendance of about 400 student leaders from K. U. and neighboring schools is expected. The Campus Crusade for Christ and a Student Leadership Committee are co-sponsors of the program. Breakfast Beef Sausage Sic Ib. switching of the funds from cfle fiscal year to the next. Anderson predicted the Legislature will at least delay distribution of the sales tax residue to local governments. But if it fails to combine the funds it will mean a loss of about $6 to $8 million from his budget and will run the state dangerously close to financial trouble, he told newsmen. Anderson described his revenue prediction for next year as "a cautious, safe estimate—probably a conservative one." "But I would rather it be that way than run into trouble," he added. Sen. Paul Wunsch, R-Kingman, president pro tempore of the Senate, predicted that revenue will come in faster than Anderson has estimated. Anderson conceded Wunsch may be right but he said he has seen governors in other states predict a too-rosy outlook, then get in trouble when revenues fails to develop. "Who knows what tomorrow will bring?" he said. "If the economy goes into an upturn then it (his estimate) would be an underestimate. . . but if it turns down, then we would all be in trouble." Anderson suggested the Legislature could pass an income tax withholding law if it declines to combine the funds. This would produce an $8-11 million windfall for one year and an annual revenue increase of about $1.8 million through collection of taxes now being missed, he said. The windfall would result from residents paying, in a one-year period, taxes on last year's income while having next year's taxes deducted from their wages. Retailers Plan Spring Opening The Retail Promotion Committee of the Ottawa Chamber ol Commerce today elected Jim Chapman, Sears manager, chair man, and scheduled several activities. Coming up first will be Spring Opening, beginning March 20. Ottawa merchants will be offering many attractions under the "Sud denly It's Spring" theme. The committee also voted to honor a request by a Holy Week committee to close stores for an hour, from 1 to 2 p.m., on Good Friday, April 12. Hie committee voted to hold the Sidewalk Bazaar on the opening day of the Franklin County Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 21. It earlier had considered an earlier date. A White Elephant sale next February also was approved. Champan succeeds Budge Reusch, Budge's Hardware, as committee chairman. Reusch was named vice chairman. On the Spring Opening committee are Don Lauver, Lee Shelden, Dewey Cook, Bill Wright, Chapman and Reusch. Approve Street Paving Projects The city commissioners last night passed resolutions for several paving projects, including the Willow Street work. The resolution calls for widening the street to a width of 28 feet, from 7th to 15th, and paving it with concrete. Also to be installed are proper storm sewer facilities and curb and gutter. Other paving work covered by resolutions are: Hickory Street, from 5th to 7th, to be widened to 44 feet and paved. Part of Chestnut Street and part of Willow Street to be paved in Willow Acres addition. Ottawa Packing Co. Adv. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. TRYING AMERICAN MACHINE — Hiromichi Kodera, representative of Empire BoekL Japanese construction equipment distributing firm, sits on concrete breaker built by Ottawa Division of Young Spring & Wire Corporation, while Yoshinobu TazaU (left), interpreter, looks on with Don A. Beckenbaugh, Bowling Green, Ohio, president of American firm, and Ed Johnson (extreme right), vice president and general manager of local plant. Japanese visitor lives at Tokye. He has purchased 18 machines previously and bought 10 more yesterday. (Herald Photo) A Welcome Sign At The Riverside A large sign, welcoming visitors to Ottawa, is to be placed on the north wall of the Waymire Food Mart near the Main Street bridge, it was announced at the meeting * * '* To Study Swimming Pool Needs The city commissioners have approved a contract with Robert Paddock, Oklahoma City engineer, for a preliminary study of the swimming pool needs in Ottawa. The contract calls for study of the possibilities of rehabilitating the present Forest Park pool and also the possibilities of a new pool for Ottawa. Under the terms of the contract, if the city is unable to go ahead with a pool plan for lack of funds within 30 months from the signing of the contract, the city will owe nothing to the engineer. If the city goes ahead with a project agreed upon, and his fee will be 5 per cent of the cost of the propject. * * * of the city commissioners last night. Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Webster, 626 S. Main, owners of the building have given the city permission to place the sign on the wall, without charge, on condition that it be kept in proper condition for a pleasing appearance. 0. W. Waymire also has approved the plan for the sign to be placed on his place of business. The sign is to be 16 by 40 feel in size and is to be illuminated with overhead lights. Wording on the sign will be: "Welcome to Ottawa. 11,500 Friendly People. Gateway to Pomona Reservoir. Since 1865 the Home of Ottawa University. We Invite You to Locate in Ottawa." The retail committee of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce has been the force behind the promotion for the sign. Committee members working directly on the project are Robert M. Clogston, Budge Reusch and Owen Shofner. At the meeting of the commissioners last night at city hall, the committee presented a miniature of the sign showing how the wording is to be arranged and requested that the city pay the cost City Sells Bonds To Topeka Firm Columbian Securities Corp., Topeka, was the successful bidder for purchase of paving and sewer bonds of the City of Ottawa at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. A dozen firms submitted bids for purchase of the bonds which totaled $77,673.94. The bonds are to provide funds to pay for paving and sewer work in Ottawa that already has been completed. The bonds will run for a period of 10 years, and the computing •¥••** Ask Parking Needs Study The city planning commission has recommended to the city commissioners that an engineering firm be hired to make a survey of Ottawa's parking lot needs and report back to the city officials. It was stated last night at the meeting of the commissioners that inquiry will be made as to the cost of such • survey before action is taken. of the bids was on the basis of average interest rate over the period. The bid of Columbian Securities Corp., Topeka, was lowest with an average interest rate of 2.543 per cent. Other bids received: Ranson & Co., Inc., Wichita — 2.60659 per cent. City National Bank & Trust Co., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.54747 per cent. Zahner & Co., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.5874 per cent. Barrelt-Fitch-North Co., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.61943 per cent. Milburn-Cochran & Co., Wichita — 2.58719 per cent. Beecroft-Cole & Co., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.671 per cent. Mid-Continent Securities, Inc., Wichita - 2.6739 per cent. Luce, Thompson & Crowe — 2.5659 per cent. Parker, E i s e n, Waeckerle, Adams & Purcell, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.622 per cent. Geo. K. Baum & Co., Kansas City, Mo. 2.70 per cent. E. F. Button & Co., Kansas City, Mo. — 2.561 per cent. of placing the sign, using flit city's industrial development fund. Cost of the sign, in place, will )e $893. This figure has been supplied by the National Sign Com. Dany which will do the work. Following the presentation of the plan last night the city commissioners gave approval. The sign will be visible to aU persons travling south on Main as they approach, and cross, the Main Street bridge. It will be in full view, above the flood wall which is located on the south bank of the Marais des Cygnes river, east of Main. Would Put In Plug For Hotel The city commissioners have received a request from Mrs. Harold E. Washburn, part owner of the Nelson Hotel, for permission to place on Main Street, near the flood protection wall, a sign that will direct visitors to Ottawa to the location of the hotel, a block west and a block-and-a-half south of the proposed location for the sign. The request has the city attorney examining ordinance books and zoning regulations to determine if such a sign can be placed in that spot. Mrs. Washburn requested that the city sell to her a small area of ground for placing a post that wouJd support the sign. The sign would be just inside the sidewalk line on the west side of Main Street and would extend over the sidewalk a distance permissible by city ordinance. There arc several points that must be clarified, and one of them concerns the requirement, or lack of requirement, that a sign be attached to a building. The small area of property Mrs. Washburn wants to purchase from the city is property she once owned but which the city purchased as a part of the flood control right-of-way. City officials also mentioned that before anything can be done on the plan for such a sign a study will have to be made of the contract which the city has with the U. S. Army Engineeri relative to the flood protection works and its right-of-way. Tauy's Toot Hope they put "Made in the U.S." on those implements going to Japan.

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