The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 8, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD 1$ VOL. 87 NO. 75 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1963 Believe NY Newspaper Strike Near Settlement Mayor's Terms Please Pulishers And Printers NEW YORK (AP)-The 91-day newspaper shutdown in this city appeared near an end today. Negotiators for publishers and striking printers agreed to accept terms proposed by Mayor Robert F. Wagner in the dispute that has cost the industry at least $100 million. Loose ends remain to be tied up. Some details are still to be worked out. Rank and file printers have yet to ratify the agreement. Two other unions still are striking, but the big logjam is broken. The agreement announced by Wagner today seemed to open the way for eight newspapers with a circulation of more than 5 million daily to resume publication shortly. But it was not possible for them to set the date when they will start rolling their presses. Eugene Buttrill, New York Herald Tribune vice president, said the pact negotiators agreed upon calls for a pay package increase of about $6.50 a man the first year and about $6 the second, a total of about $12.50. The first year's increase would include $4 in pay and $2.50 for fringe benefits, he added, and the second year's hike would include $4 in wages and $2 for fringe benefits. Included in the second year package would be 36 cents per man per week for reducing the work week from SBVi to 35 hours, Buttrill said. He also said publishers took the union up on a statement that reducing the work week would not cost publishers except in the increased cost of overtime, the 36 cents. The contract provides for less time for union members during each shift, Buttrill said. Bertram A. Powers, president of striking Local No. 6, AFL-CIO International Typographical Union, said the union made concessions on the money issue but that it had obtained three major objectives. He named these as a common contract expiration date, a share in the increased productivity resulting from automation and a shorter work week. A Conductor Loses Pants LINCOLN, England (AP) Something a man has nightmares about happened to Maurice Jacobson Thursday. His pants fell down as he conducted a choir before a packed house. Jacobson, a dignified 67, was conducting 400 children at a Methodist Church festival. He went on beating time with one hand and slowly inched his pants up to a respectable height. Then he sat down, still conducting. When the song was over, he put a safety pin in his pants. The audience cheered. "It was a magnificant performance," said one Methodist Matron. "Mr. Jacobson's, I mean." The automation involved is the use of teletypesetter tape to provide type. The contract, Buttrill said, calls for use of tape only to set the stock and bond markets of the New York and American stock exchanges. Butrill said that in the pact is an agreement that printers who held situations when the strike started or were substitutes that day can not be laid off as a result of the use of tape. They do not, however, have to be replaced when they leave the papers. Eventually natural attrition would reduce the work force, Buttrill added. The union had asked for an $18 pay increase over two years and a reduction in the work week to the figure that was accepted. Publishers had estimated cost of the union proposals, including the fringe benefits, at $37 a week per man. They had offered a package of something more than $10 a week. The printers' pay scale prior to the strike averaged about $145 a week. The printers' union has still to come to terms with the New York Post, which broke away from the Publishers Association of New York City and resumed publication last Monday. The union had struck four metropolitan dailies Dec. 8, and the Post was one of five non-struck newspapers that closed the same day in a "one struck, all struck" policy. OU Concert To Feature Trumpeters The Ottawa University concert band will make its final appearance of the year Tuesday evening, March 12, at 8:15 in the university auditorium. It will be under direction of Prof. William Kloster. One of the features will be a trumpet trio playing Leroy Anderson's famous "Buglers Holiday." Trio members are William Edwards, Roy Marks and Robert Noblett. The band also will play a number composed by Robert Ward of New York, an uncle of one of the band members, Dexter Benedict, a baritone player. , No admission will be charged for the concert. High Court Upholds Printer's Dismissal TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Civil Service Board today upheld the dismissal of Harry Nielsen as an employe at the state printing plant. Lester Goodell, chairman, announced the decision of the board and said it was Nielsen's own admission that he had printed some business cards for the use of his wife. Nielsen's testimony was that he used some scrap material in the printing job. Goodell said the board was unable to resolve diametrically opposed testimony concerning a charge that Nielsen printed or caused to be printed a quantity of dance tickets. A third charge listed by State Printer Jean Neibarger as grounds for dismissal was brushed aside by the board as trivial. It was charged that Nielen had sold a gas yard light to another printing employe on state time . "The heart of this thing," said Goodell, "is: Are you going to leave it to a bunch of employes to make a self-determination as to what kind and amount of state property they are going to use and when: Urge The Young To Take Type III The Franklin County Health Department reminded Franklin County residents today that Sabin polio vaccine Type HI will be administered in various towns throughout the county, starting tomorrow evening from 5 to 7 in the Williamsburg School lunchroom, Rantoul School and the multi-purpose room of Wellsville High School. Persons who have not yet taken Type I or Type II may safely take Type HI regardless of the number of Salk polio shots they have had, the health office said. Health officials particularly urged children and young adults to take Type HI vaccine, since that type of. polio is more common among the younger people. One may take Type m and make up the other two types at a later date. Type HI will be given- to anyone over six weeks old, but anyone under age 18 must have written permission from his parents, unless married. The vaccine will be administered at the courthouse Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again at the courthouse from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. The vaccine will be given at the Lane and Pomona schools from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and at the Princeton School and Richmond Methodist Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14. 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 health office said. A donation of 50 cents is asked for the vaccine, but it will be given free, and lesser donations will be accepted. The Franklin County Medical Society will sponsor the Sabin program here. Sabin vaccine Type HI will be administered to Kansas in every county in the state next week. "Under the appellant's admitted testimony he made the determination although he contends that what he used was scrap material. "For us to agree would be to condone it. It would leave a decision that a state employe could make his own decision as to when it would be all right to use state time and property." During the hearing Gene Schroer, attorney for Nielsen, sought to bring out that other employes had done similar things and that the state printer himself had committed a much larger violation. Neibarger pleaded guilty last year to a charge of misusing state materials and equipment in rebinding a set of law books for a friend. He was fined a total of $200 on two counts. Goodell said the iregularities of the state printer were not before the board and added: "Even if it were, it would not justify what this employe admits doing." Another NASA Man To K-State MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State University, host Thursday to the head of the National Aeronautical and Space Administration, James E. Webb, will have another NASA official on its campus March 16. Dr. Raymond L. Bisplinghoff, director of NASA's office of advanced research and technology, will speak at a special assembly in connection with the 39th K- State engineering open house. He also will speak at a meeting of K-State scientists. Tauy's Toot Isn't it about time someone pro-Syrian was in command in Syria? "COME ON TEAM, LETS GO" - Ottawa High cheerleaders Details of this and other regional contests are on Pgs 2 and 3. are in "flight formation" to arouse yells for Cyclone, in last (Herald Photo by Gene Ramsey) Bight's regional tournament. But Cyclones dropped the game. TRUMPETERS ON "BUGLERS HOLIDAY" - These three Ottawa University trumpet players, tooting Leroy Anderson's "Buglers Holiday", will be one feature of OU Band Concert Tuesday night March 12. From left are Bill Edwards, Covina, Calif.; Roy Marks, Chanute, and Bob Noblett, Rochester, N.Y. (Herald Photo) NFO Dumps Milk By The Truckload ANNANDALE, Minn. (AP) Three truck tank loads of skim milk were dumped onto frozen pasture land Thursday by some 450 cheering members of the National Farmers Organization who have been boycotted by a processing plant. Minutes earlier, NFO President Oren Lee Staley of Rea, Mo., promised the throng that "We've just begun to fight. But they're not going to fight an individual small co-op. They're going to have to fight our entire organization." Martin Lampi, board president of the Albion-French Lake Co-op Creamery near this central Minnesota community, said the dumping action was forced because NFO members were boycotted by the 1st District Association of the Land 0' Lakes Creamery at Litchfield. He quoted an association official as saying no member of that group could be loyal to it while bound by contract to another organization, namely the NFO. Lampi said the co-op will deliver its milk to dried-milk processors outside the state. But he declined to say where on grounds that other creameries might retaliate against the NFO. Honor BAR Good Citizens WICHITA (AP)-Delegates to the 65th conference of the Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution honored the DAR good citizen and outstanding junior member here Thursday night. Miss Rebecca Read, Altamont, 1962 Kansas DAR outstanding junior member, and Mrs. Paul R. Enger, Prairie Village, 1962 Kansas DAR good citizen were honored at a dinner which closed the first day of a three-day conference. Mrs. Robert V. H. Dunca, Alexandria, Va., DAR president general, will speak Friday at a conference banquet. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy and cooler tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight 20 to 25. High tomorrow 40 to 45. KANSAS FORECAST - Partly cloudy northwest with considerable cloudiness east and south accompanied by scattered light showers southeast and south central. Clear to partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow and a little colder southwest tonight. Low tonight generally 20 to 25. High tomorrow 45 to 50. High temperature yesterday, 55; low today, 25; high year ago today, 61; low year ago today, 42; record high this date, 77 in 1897; record low this date. 6 In 1932; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 37 9 p. m 36 10 a. m 43 10 p. m 32 11 a. m 49 11 p. m 31 52 Midnight 30 54 53 64 54 51 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m, 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 1 p. m. 8 p. m. 48 44 40 1 a. m ........ 29 2 a. m ........ 28 3 a. m ........ 27 4 a. m ........ 27 5 a. m ........ 26 6 a. m 7 a. m 8 a. m Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Pro-Nasser Claim Of Victory In Syria BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)—Pro- Nasser army officers launched a revolution in Syria today and claimed control of the country. But Turkish officials in Ankara received reports of violent street fighting in Damascus. Western diplomats in Cairo had reports from Damascus that no resistance to the coup had developed in the capital by midmorning and street demonstrations in support of ,the army were taking place. The rebels, broadcasting on Damascus Radio, pledged themselves to forge Arab unity""in the shortest possible time." They condemned Syria's withdrawal without saying they wanted to rejoin the U.A.R. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo reported communications from Damascus indicated all Americans there were safe and were not affected by the coup. Baghdad Radio said the Syrian rebels messaged Iraq that "we are in control" and "there is no need for any action on your part." The rebels said their situation was excellent. The Turkish foreign ministry said top leaders of the Syrian government, including Premier Khaled El Azem, had taken refuge in the Turkish Embassy in Damascus. The pro-Nasser revolutionary regime in neighboring Iraq and Nasser's United Arab Republic quickly voiced all-out support for the Syrian revolutionists and warned against foreign intervention. The warnings appeared directed at Israel and pro-Western Jordan. The Israeli army, facing the largest concentration of Syria's army on Israel's northeast frontier, was reported on the alert. But no special emergency measures were announced in Jeruslem. Reports to Cairo said the rebels held the army headquarters hi Damascus and were believed to have arrested the armed fores commander, Gen. Abdel Karim Zahradclim. It was Syria's third military coup in 18 months. Playing (he same martial music that heralded the Iraqi revolt on* month ago today, Damascus Radio trumpeted a call for "unity, freedom and socialism." The same slogan became the cry of the army uprising that overthrew strongman Abdel Karim Kassem in Baghdad Feb. 8. There was no quick way of telling whether the rebels were winning or losing inside Syria. They held Damascus and Aleppo radios and broadcast their communiques. But land, sea and air communications and telephone lines with Syria were shut off, and Damascus Radio ordered a curfew until further notice. Albany, Ga., Does It •&> Puzzled Over Repeal On Segregation Laws ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — This southwest Georgia city has repealed segregation ordinances. There was some bewilderment in the white community over the city commission's action. Negro leaders pondered the import of the seven-member commission's unexpected repeal Wednesday of every segregation ordinance on the books. "The reason given by the commission was rather obscure," said U.S. Page, executive secretary of the Albany Movement, which promoted antisegregation demonstrations that landed hundreds of Negroes in jail last summer. "My attitude is that if what they're doing is in good faith, they certainly will have the utmost cooperation from us," said Page. If it's not in good faith, it will evidence itself. We will find out if it's in good faith." The commission said repealing the segregation ordinances will Baldwin Names New Principal BALDWIN, Kan. (AP) - Dan Clodfelter, 29, now athletic coach at Linwood (Kan.) High School, lias been named principal of Baldwin High School, effective July 1. He will replace Fred Webb, who has resigned to accept a position at Baker University. Clodfelter was born in Emporia. He is a graduate of Emporia State College and will finish work on an advanced degree in school administration this summer at Emporia State. bolster the city's legal position in racial issues. "In our view this will strengthen rather than weaken the existing social patterns of racial segregation," a spokesman said. Why did the move come when it did? "It was the first time the commission had been out from under pressure and duress," City Manager Stephen A Roos said. The governing body refused repeatedly last year to negotiate racial problems, contending it would not act under duress— which it blamed on Negroes who were conducting demonstrations and other activities. In a companion action, the commission voted 4-3'to authorize the City Library Board to reopen Carnegie Library, a white facility shut down last Aug. 11 because of integration attempts. The 30-day trial reopening was made conditional upon the library operating only on a check-out basis with no reading rooms or lounging in Hie library. Parks and swimming pools may never be reopened, officials said. Election Deadline Noon Tomorrow Deadline for filing as a candidate in the coming city election is noon tomorrow, March 9. Deadline for registering of voters is 9 o'clock tonight. Offices to be filled are three positions on the board of education of School District No. 30 and the position of city commissioner of finance and revenue. So far five have filed for the school board positions and two for the city commission post. Board of education candidates are Vern Chesbro, Dr. John Hudelson, Mrs. Elizabeth Spencer, Dr. Don McKelvey and Mrs. Ethel Rule Seymour. Candidates for finance commissioner are J. R. Cheney and Lyle D. Hanes. It appears that no primary election will be held on March 19 because not enough candidates have filed thus far to make a primary necessary. To require a primary there would have to be seven or more school board candidates, or three or more city commission candidates. The office of the city clerk has been open evenings this week for registration of voters. This special registration period is for the March 19 primary, if such a primary is necessary. If no pirmary is necessary the books will be kept open for registering of voters until 10 days prior to the city election date, which u Tuesday, April 3.

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