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* OTTAWA HERALD Pagt Four Editorials Saturday, March t, IMS Saturday Notebook Driving into Kansas City the other day we pass- ad another one of those new housing additions springing up along the highway. It seems like only yesterday that we were hunting rabbits in what is now someone's back yard. The way the cities are growing these days, one wonders how soon it will be before urban engulfment stretches into Franklin County. It is sure to come, in one form or another. One of the best articles we have seen recently on this growth appears in the current issue of "Better Farming Methods." Entitled "Look Out For The Frog," it should cause us all to stop and think. It reads: There's a gigantic frog hopping around the country these days that would put Mark Twain's famed jumper to shame. This one, unfortunately, can't be stopped by stuffing its gullet with buckshot — for it is what has been termed the "flight to the country" or the "urban sprawl." It has been going on for quite awhile, yet, too few are recognizing or preparing for the problems it is spawning. True, the immediate concern is around large metropolitan centers (where nearly 95 per cent of the population growth has been in fringe areas), but don't be deluded into thinking predominantly rural communities won't be faced with the same situation. Look at the small cities and towns. Here, too, you see the movement into the country — a few houses spring up, stores move out along the highway and even small industrial plants are built. The sad thing about this leapfrog movement is that generally there is no set plan or pattern. Some farmers find themselves surrounded and discover the friendly frog they gave little attention has been transformed into an antagonistic python bent on destroying them. First comes the demand for schools so the children of new residents won't have to travel long distances. This demand, usually met, results in an increasing burden on fanners through higher property tax levies. Then comes the call for better fire and police protection and the many other services normally found in an urban environment. Pressures may This And That by jph grow for incorporating the area into a nearby town or city, and the farm community, although not wishing this to happen, is powerless to prevent its coming about. The end result is that farming is no longer practical in the area; yet leaving a farm that has been in the family for years, or one you have built up, is not easy. Even if a move is decided on, it is not always possible to find a suitable replacement farm. Just because an area has always been a fanning community will make no difference if it attracts the eye of promoters. Many fanners have found that what started as a tiny trickle of new residents suddenly turns into a flood that engulfs them. The claim that "we were here first" doesn't do much good, either. These new country residents, while they relish the fresh, clean air, look with considerable disfavor on the various barnyard odors that may waft their way on otherwise pleasant breezes. There have been many court cases over this very point and generally the farmers involved have been forced either to move or to end a profitable livestock enterprise. Don't expect distance from a town or city to be much of a barrier. Farmers tend to compute distance in terms of miles, but the new residents are concerned only in how many minutes it will take to get to the job. This is what contributes so much to the popping up of settlements in choice areas along good roads. These, in turn, lead to further developments. Our population will continue to expand and new houses, businesses, shopping centers, and industries will be vital in keeping our economy moving forward. The point is, however, this growth should be planned and controlled, not allowed to sprout an," flourish willy-nilly. Now is the time for rural residents to be establishing rural zoning in counties where it is not now in effect. Only through such cooperative efforts can the way be paved for good future growth and development in a community. Although we can't stop the frog completely, we ca.i dictate where he jumps and who will rule the "pond." After Nehru Comes What? JPH gov- the DELHI — There is wide disagreement on the details. There is a consensus, however, on the general story. Last October, had the Chinese continued their advance just enough to capture or.j more important town, without by any means breaking out on the plains of Assam, Nehru and his entire cabinet would have been forced out of office. But the Chinese didn't, for reasons mat probably never will be explained. As it was, it was necessary only to offer up Krishna Menon as the sacrificial scapegoat. It was not, however, quite as simple as that. I have had this story from a number of sources who should be responsible. After the near- debacle of last fall, the leaders of the Congress party, which, for practical purposes, has given India one-party eminent ever since independence, waited on Prime Minister. "Krishna," they said, "must go." "I should go, too," replied Nehru, "for I am equally responsible." Replied the leaders, "This we are prepared to consider." After consideration they decided Nehru should stay. The Chinese had offered their cease-fire. While they were shaken a little, the Indian masses still held Nehru as the one man in whom they could place their. abiding confidence. Since this nadir, Jawaharal's reputation steadily has been rebuilt. But still not completely. Some of the old mystique is gone. He is no longer the saint and the omniscient one. While his hold on the people continues to be powerfully strong, the politicians, the educated, and the sophisticated have doubts they never have held before. They appraise him now as just another politician, even if he continues to be the most influential of the lot. And the rightist members of the Congress party leadership, who continue to be controlling, have added reason for reserve. Krishna Menon may have been driven from the government, but not from Nehru's esteem. He continues to see the Prime Minister daily when he is in New Delhi; and in most informed persons' opinion, he continues to have greater influence on Nehru than any other person, with the possible exception of the later's daughter. Krishna Menon, parenthetically, does not consider himself a political has-been, nor does anyone else who follows such matters. He is bustling about India making speeches and personal appearances, usually to considerable crowds. He shortly is to begin publishing a new daily newsvaper in Delhi, "The Patriot." It may be six months or it may be a year before he again can show his hand openly, but show it, in most persons opinion, he undoubtedly will. There are ifs attached to all of these conjectures. If the Chinese play along with peacefully negotiating a firm boundary with India, things politically should remain much as they are. Nehru's problem will be to persuade the people that such a state of emergency still exists that they will accept the additional taxes which are imperative to pay for the enlarged defense program without sharply cutting back the economic development projects. If M the other hand, the Chinese should make new military moves when spring again permits it, Nehru'f position would be in great jeopardy. This is why, for the moment, in Delhi everyone has his fingers crossed. They don't think the Chinese will press south. They think the Communists only wish to control the mountain passes for the most obvious of strategic reasons. But they don't know. With the Chinese one never does. And what would happen should Nehru, who alone has been the one to hold independent India together from the start, depart the scene through death or political misadventure? It is a question which seems to concern the outside world much more than it does knowledgeable Indians. There are a few to suggest a benevolent military dictatorship such as Ayub Khan has imposed on Pakistan, and they even see merit in it. A very few envision a Communist swing to the left, and a few more than that, look forward to a totalitarian turn promoted by the rich industrialists. But most of them only shrug their shoulders. They say if Nehru goes, it really won't make much difference. The Congress party will continue to run things. It will select some pigmy figure, compared to Nehru, as the head of the slate, and the rule essentially will be by party committee. They can name various members of the national or state governments as possiblities, but they aren't enthusiastic enough about any of them to present him as their favorite. Me? I don't know. I've been here only a few days. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO The fire department was called to the John Powell barn, at Wilson and Hickory, where loose hay had caught fire. Bert Lloyd and son, Ray, of near Princeton, returned from west Texas where they had purchased 200 white face calves. Steve Neodham of Rantoul went to South America where he was to work for an oil company in Colombia. 50 YEARS AGO Miss Beth McCoy, principal of Rantoul schools, was here to spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCoy. Lt. Claude Thummcl of the U. S. Army was expected to arrive from the Philippines for a visit with his father, C. B. Thummel of Rantoul. Lt. Thummel had been in the army three years. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy. Henry Bierman returned to San Francisco after a visit here with his father, H. Bierman, who had been seriously ill, but who was much improved. Prayer For Today Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. (James 4:7-8.) PRAYER: Almighty God, Thou didst overcome the world, sin, and Satan. Strengthen us by Thy grace to be victorious over the power of darkness. For Thy glory and in Christ's name we ask. Amen. To Your Good Health Contented Baby Night Owl Dr. Hooter By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: I have a beautiful, happy, contended baby of six months (my fourth) who cries only when he is hungry or sleepy. He takes good naps during the day, but when he goes to bed at night, he sleeps only an hour or two and then is wide awake for a long time. I've tried romping with him before bedtime. Or feeding him. Neither noise nor quiet makes any difference. He is up and wide awake after a couple of hours, and until 11 o'clock. Then he is all right until morning. I never had this trouble with my other children. I suppose it is trivial, since he is so perfect in all other ways.—Mrs. M. Yes, I suppose so. But a trial, too. A have one invariable rule about babies: They're all different. Each child picks up his own little tricks. My guess is that this vigorous, healthy, apparently happy (for the most part) little fellow lias somehow stumbled onto the fact that if he stays awake late in the evening, he gets some exja attention. There is no indication that anything is wrong, but that he has acquired an odd habit. You might cut short some of the naps. He may be so rested and full, of steam at night that he is not ready for sleep. Dear Dr. Molner: I observed something which I think is injurious and would like your opinion. I saw a man twist a little boy's ear and rub the top of his head with his knuckles. Isn't that harmful to the brain?-A.W. No, it won't harm the brain, but it is a nasty, ornery, uncalled-for way to treat a child. If the youngster remembers it, he may m the future "get even" by doing H to somebody who, in turn, is smaller. Meanness breeds: meanness; The man can injure the boy's ear. Dear Dr. Molntr: I am a woman of 69 and have had severe pains in my back and hip for about two years. The doctors call it osteoporosis and recommended hormone tablets. These tablets just about wrecked my pelvis. I wonder if other women have the same pain from this treatment that I have.—Mrs. A.E.H. No. And I am not sure what you mean by "wrecked." Osteoporosis, which rarely develops until after menopause, is one of the causes of pain in the back. The treatment consists of a combination of male and female hormones, calcium, and a high protein diet. . There seems no reason why you should suffi from the hormones. My suggestion is that perhaps your doctors can try using smaller doses and work up to a point at which you will get maximum benefit without discomfort. For this, of course, they will need your willingness to cooperate. Note to W.H.E.: You've had more than your share of troubles. Those spasms of the esophagus are a problem but there is no reason to think they will have any serious consequences. The more you relax, the less they will bother you. Troubled with varicose veins? To make sure you are doing all you can to relieve the problem, write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI, requesting my booklet, "How To Deal With Varicose Veins," enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 90 cents in coin to cover the cost of handling. Note4-H Week At Wellsvffle WELLSVILLE — In connection with National 4-H Week, the SHAFF 4-H dub has invited the businessmen and women of Wellsville to be their guests at a coffee break Saturday, March 9, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Hosteller apartment building. SHAFF 4-H members will be present to acquaint their guests with 4-H work. A display at Swartz Mercantile this week showed hoW SHAFF 4-H members learn by eluding electricity, woodworking, eluding electricity, woodowrking, crops, livestock, clothing, grooming, health, gardening and tools, showing something symbolic of each. A diagram, "Mho's Responsible for 4-H," was on display at Grist's. It was placed by the Full O'Pep 4-H Club. At Neis Produce was the Happy-Go-Getters 4-H Club display. The background poster carried the slogan, "Live, Learn and Serve Through 4-H." It showed that often 4-H helps, children decide on careers. Offered on a "silver platter" in the foreground was the invitation for boys and girls from 8 to 21 to join a 4-H Club. An enrollment card showed projects and activities. Would Fight Elm Ailment WICHITA (AP) - A Kansas State University specialist says Wichita should spend $5 million in the next five years to fight fungus which is killing elm trees. Reporting on the westward spread of the Dutch elm disease, the specialist, Dr. Hugh Thompson, said unless the money is spent the city stands to lose 50,000 elm trees since then. "Herbert Brackney, director of Kansas City's tree care, feels that if the city had spent less than $1 million in 1957 and smaller sums since, the vast loss of elms would have been avoided," Thompson said in a report. Library Notes There's Delight In New Fiction By NELL BARNABY Librarian The quality of fiction seems much improved over that of recent years, and Carnegie Free Library is providing new novels which reflect this improvement. Pomona News Flower To Meet Tuesday By MARY HUDELSON The Pomona Flower Club will hold its next meeting at the home of Mrs. Charlie Cain on Tuesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. The citizens party will hold a caucus Tuesday evening, March 12, in the room back of the city hall for the purpose of nominating a slate of officers for the city election April 2. The public is invited. There were 28 women attending the civil defense class at the home of Mrs. N. V. Hudelson last Tuesday. Three instructors kept things humming with instruc tion on artificial respiration, how to handle blanket stretcher cases, how to stop bleeding with pressure, head injuries and the treat ment of shock. The honor rolls for the firsl six weeks of the second semester at Pomona High School as released by the principal's office are as follows: High Honor Roll — senior, Terry Heidner; sophomores, Jo Anne Beesley, Anita Clark and Karen Briggs; freshmen, Lareeda Sink and Loretta Neilson. Honor Roll — juniors, Dea En ge and Mike Lindsey; sophomores, Carol Baker and James Baxter; freshman, J. D. Wood sum. Daphne du Maurier's "Glass Blowers" is a new novel destined to be wel Based on another snatch of du Maurier family history, this reach |es back to the time of t h ^French Revolution. The setting is t h French countryside, and the fascinating glass ndustry told through Sophie Duval, a principal in the drama. "Grandmother and the Priests," the new novel by Taylor Caldwell, is a series oi priests' tales "recounted arounc the dining table of a glamorous sinful old lady who finds in her priests, mirrors held up to hu inanity." delightfully unsentimetv Laff-A-Day "Let's park somewhere and spend a quiet evening at homer NELL tal animal story, new to this li brary's collection is Sheila Bumford's "The Incredible Journey.' The reader will follow the thrill ing adventures of the young yel low Labrador retriever and his two companions with mountinj excitement. These and many more an ad< up to a spring and summer of good reading for this communi ty'a library patrons. Irrigation To Increase LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Land under irrigation in Kansas will be doubled by 1975, increasing gross crop values by at least $40 mil lion, Gov. John Anderson said Thursday night. The governor told members of the Kansas Basin Water Management Association that Kansas i one of the leading states in wate resources work. Progress ha been great in the last few years he said. KOFO SCHEDULE SUNDAY KOFO AM AND FM 7:00 AM-FM Sign On 7:00 Easy Melodies 7:15 Easy Melodies 7:30 News 7:40 weather Forecast* 7:48 Hymn Time 6:00 Centropolls Baptist Church 8:30 Newt and Weather 8:40 Easy Melodies 8:00 Family Worship Hour 9:18 The Christophers • 9:30 New* and Weather 9:35 Easy Melodies 10:00 First Baptist Church 11:00 Pint Methodist Church 12:00 Highlights of Weeks Newt 12:06 Muslo from the Masters 12:30 News 12:46 Piano Notes 1:00 Sunday Serenade 1:30 News and Weather 1:36 Sunday Serenade 2:00 Music from Mt. Oread 2:30 News and Weather 2:35 Sunday Serenade 3:00 week in Science 3:05 Sunday Serenade 3:30 News and Weather 3:35 Sunday Serenade 4:00 Public Affairs Program 4:30 News and Weather 4:35 Sunday Serenade 8: do Kaleidoscope 5:30 News and Weather 8:40 Sunday Serenade 6:00 Triad Farm Bhow 6:10 Eventide Music 6:30 AM Sign Off 6:30 News and Weather 6:40 Eventide music 7:CU Triad Sports Round Op 7:10 Eventide Musle 7:30 News and Weather 7:35 Eventide Music 8:00 Kaleidoscope 8:10 Eventide Music 8:30 News and Weather 6:36 Eventide Music 9:00 Triad Religion Today 8:10 Eventide Musie 9:30 News and Weather 9:40 Evening Prayers •:tf Fat KIB Otf Cyclone Doin's ANNE MARGARET Soph Kayettes Treat Seniors By MARGARET WILLIAMS and ANNE MACHIN At the meeting Thursday the senior high Kayettes were enter- amed by the sophomore Kayet- tes doing two skits. The skits, titled "Little Red Riding Hood" and "H. K. Stevens' Liver," were in competi- ion with skits given early by the unior girls and the senior girls. OHS had its second exchange assembly given by Argentine High School Thursday. The audience was first entertained by a read- ng from the show, "No Time for Sergeants." Next, Argentine's musical department presented its string ensemble which played •Never On Sunday" and "Mar- ronettes." Keeping in the line of music was a flute solo from one of landel's sonatas. Coming back for the last portion of the show was the drama group. After another reading from Wally Cox's autobiography, the dramatists put on an excerpt from Shakespeare's "Midsummer's Night Dream." This was a week of testing for juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Juniors who wished to do so took the National Merit Scholarship Test. This test honors those students with high scholastic capabilities. One hundred and thirteen sophomores took the National Education Development Test. Both :ests covered English natural science, social science, math and word usage. At the future Business Leaders of America meeting last week under the sponsorship of Miss Marie jirard, Miss Lorraine Duncan and Mr. Philip Rankin were guests. They discussed job opportunities at Kansas University and the correct method of interviewing. Several girls in the dub filled out applications for student jobs on he KU campus. After the meeting, refreshments were served. With the closing of the basket- mil season and the regionals this weekend at Shawnee Mission forth, many students are look- ng forward to the senior - facul- y basketball game next weekend. This is the game in which the old "pros" back up their stories and let the student body really see how good they used to be. Ottawa Herald U6VI08 m. PublUhed dan* except •uoday Holidays, Second ouae postage at Ottawa, Kansas. Robert B. 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SU.OO. or m ABKOCXATBD The AMootaMd Prow H *BW1*4 ex- eliulvely to th* OM for publication of all tba local n*wa printed to Uw n*wa. paper M waB as an At* BOW* dl*> KOFO SCHEDULE •:oo •:00 •:30 •:10 6:35 •:4» 6:60 7:00 7:06 7:16 1:30 7:40 1:46 1:60 1:00 •:10 $:30 6:40 1:00 1:15 1:30 •:36 10:00 10:16 10:30 10:31 11:00 11:06 11:30 11:36 13:00 13:0t 13:16 13:36 13:30 13:40 13:46 13:60 1:00 3:00 3:06 3:30 3:36 3:00 3:06 3:30 3:36 4:00 . 4:06 4:30 4:36 6:00 6:06 6:30 6:40 6:00 6:10 6:30 6:30 6:40 7:<W 1:10 1:30 1:36 6:00 6:10 6:30 6:36 6:00 6:10 6:30 6:40 6:46 MONDAY THBTJ FBIDA* KOFO AM AND FM FM Sign on Top of the Morning AM Sign On News and Weather Top of the Morning Weather Round up, Mkt** Top of the Morning Agricultural Markets Top of the Morning Top of the Morning News Top of the Morning Weather Forecasts Top of the Morning Sports Round Up Top of the Morning New* and Weather Top of the Morning Morning Devotions KOFO Serenade New* and Weather KOFO Serenade Mary Blalne Time KOFO Serenade New* and Weather KOFO Serenade Bulletin Board Around Town New* and Weather KOFO Serenade People's Exchange Noon Tune Farm Show Noon Tune New* The Daily Record Weather Roundup A- Mkt*. Noon Tun* Tim* Qtrnett Hour R'mmaklng Memo* * B**t Buys KOFO Karavan News and Weather KOFO Karavan Wonderful World Of Musi* KOFO Karavan News * Weather KOFO Karavan Bulletin Board KOFO Karavan New* and Weather KOFO Karavan Farm Market Analyst KOFO Karavan New* and Weather KOFO Karavan Triad Business World Eventide Music New* and Weather AM Sign Off Eventide Musle Triad Sport* Round Dp Eventide Muile New* and Weather Eventide Musle Triud World Report Eventide Music New* and Weather Eventide Musle Triad Tim* Out Eventide Musle New* and Weather Ottawa Rofler Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fit 7:30 to 10:00 Sat nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon., Tues. and Thun. Sun. Matinee: 1:00 to 3:00 Children 13 and under HURRY! Ends Tonit* Box office opens 6:45 p.m. Shown 7:00-9:35 CO-HIT Shown 8:20 Only Children 35o Starts TOMORROW Box office opens 1:45 p.m. 2-ALLrTlME GREATSl Note Feature Times! Shown 4:15-9:10 TheTown- The People- Everyone's Talking About! 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