The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 11, 1963 · Page 1
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HERALD ••r 1 -•V I VOL. 67 NO. 77 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES 'Should Be Ashamed' Of Our Unemployment JFK Urges Quick Action On His Tax Cut Proposal WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy's administration sent its first annual manpower inventory to Congress today with word that a nation as rich as America should be ashamed to tolerate six per cent unemployment. Kennedy reported that unemployment is the No. 1 economic problem, a situation wasting lives and unrealized production that could materially increase the nation's living standards and its ability to resist foreign tyranny. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz submitted a thick report on manpower resources accompanying Kennedy's own message to Capitol Hill. Wirtz, meeting newsmen at the White House, said he had already used such words as intolerable, inexcusable and outrageous to describe the heavy unemployment levels. Both the President and Wirtz urged quick action on Kennedy's tax cut proposals and other programs to get the economy moving faster. Latest government data shows 4.9 million unemployed out of a work force of 66.3 million, or a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent, the highest since late 1961. "There is no excuse for a country as rich as ours to waste six per cent of its manpower," Wirtz said. "We ought to be ashamed of ourselves to tolerate a situation like this." Kennedy said in a statement that for too long now "we have contented ourselves with pious statements about the waste of our human resources. "With the issuance of this report," the President said, "we tiave committed ourselves to a national policy designed to provide all Americans with the opportunity to develop and use their talents and energies to the maximum of which they are capable." At the rate the economy is going, he said, unemployment will rise by 1967 to 5.5 million, or 7 per cent of the work force. Among other things, the President reported: In the 15-year period 1947-62 the labor force increased 21 per cent but employment increased only 17 per cent, with consequent ly rising unemployment. --Nonfarm employment rose an average 900,000 a year in the 194757 decade, but since then has been rising less than 500,000 a A pair of energetic Ottawa matrons took a 20-mile stroll Sun- lay. Why? They had heard so much tbout "all this walking bit," they decided to see what it was like, The two are Mrs. John Wassmer, 322 S. Maple, and Mrs. Ver< non Chesbro, 940 S. Hickory. Gong along just for the fun of it was Mrs. CheSbro's 13-year-old son, Scott. The trio left here at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. They were still going strong at 4 p.m. when talked out of the idea of continuing. At that ime they were crossing the Wau- carusa bridge south of Lawrence. Today it was reported all three lad a few sore muscles, but no blisters. year, rate up." or as Kennedy said, at a "not nearly enough to keep Plan Water Sports Program At Ottawa \^> Protest Courthouse Parking Lot A petition bearing the names of 125 Franklin County residents has been filed with County Clerk Bruce Spears, protesting the proposal to make the south part of the courthouse square into a parking lot. The petition was signed by persons living in Ottawa and a number of other towns in the county and also by rural residents. About two-thirds of the signers were Ottawa residents, Spears said. The petition states no reason for the protest, but it urged the Franklin County commissioners to improve and beautify the area of the square in question. No specific recommendations were made. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: For March—lfl For 1983-71 Comparable 1962 period—83 Horse Sale Tonight Lawrence, Kansas. Adv. Ottawa, on May 11, will be a focal point for those who go in For boating, fishing, water skiing, duck hunting or any other form of recreation that goes along with a large body of water. Ottawa has been chosen as a meeting place for a gathering that will emphasize &e change that lies just ahead for this area and for the entire State of Kansas as a result of the construction of flood control reservoirs such as Pomona Reservoir, now nearing completion. Harold Ensley, the Sportsman's Friend and probably the best known sportsman in the Middle- west, will be here for the occasion and will be master of ceremonies at a meeting in Memorial Auditorium. The committee in charge of arrangements feels that the meeting will draw 1,000 to 1,200 visitors to Ottawa from other parts of the state. Planning meetings for the event have been held in Kansas City in recent weeks, and these meetings have been attended by May or Charles Williamson, Russell Crites, George Lister, Bob Lister and Harold Crawford. In the preliminary meetings a larger steering committee has been set up, including representatives of Junction City, Emporia, lola, Lawrence, McLouth, Manhattan, Perry, Osawatomie, Hum- boldt, Hiattville and other com munities. A local committee has been named to work with the steer ing committee. It is headed by Russell Crites, and the other mem bers are Mayor Williamson, La mar Phillips, George Lister, Rep Wayne Angell, Senator Bill Bow ers and Robert Lister. In connection with the May 11 meeting, a sports equipment dis play on Hickory Street near the auditorium will be arranged, am this will include boats, fishing equipment, outboard motors anc the many other things that g along with lake sports. The Corps of Army Engineer: Kansas City, designers and builc ers of Pomona Reservoir and. oth er such projects, will cooperate in the meeting plans by setting up a guided tour of the Pomona reservoir area and by furnishing maps, displays and other items that will add to the interest in the meeting. Representatives of numerous Kansas communities will be added to the committee and sub-committees as the plans progress for the meeting, Crites said. Ottawans Take Hike Tauy's Toot Some of the people who aren't working ought to be a little ashamed of themselves, too. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Tuesday. Low tonight 35-40. High Tuesday mid 50s. KANSAS FORECAST - Partly cloudy tonight, becoming mostly cloudy Tuesday with showers or thunderstorms developing over south central and snow extreme west. Cooler east tonight and warmer southeast Tuesday. Lows tonight generally in upper 30s. Highs Tuesday upper 30s northwest to 50s southeast. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday will average two to five degrees below normal with minor day-to-day changes. Normal lows near 30; normal highs 50s. Precipitation will average around a quarter of an inch northwest to three-quarters elsewhere, occurring mostly after midweek. High temperature Saturday, 56; low Sunday, 26; high Sunday, 52; low today, 44; high year ago today, 51; low year ago today, 38; record high this date, 7S in 1800; record low this date, 6 below zero In 1B48; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: a. m 40 » p. m. 10 a. m 45 10 p. m. 11 a. m 48 11 p. m Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. .to ...52 ...51 ...SO ...50 ...49 ...49 ...48 ...47 Midnight 45 1 a. m 45 REDEDICATION SERVICE - Members and guests took part yesterday in rededication of Ottawa's Bethany Chapel Baptist Church in which improvements were made after city's flood protection system was completed. Seated before choir (from left) are Rev. Samuel Carpenter, Paola; Rev. S. E. Hopkins, Bethany pastor; Rev. Walter Long, Topeka, guest speaker, Dr. Raymond Jennings, pastor at Ottawa First Baptist, and Rev. Joseph Wakefield, Paola. At extreme right is Ernest Crfth, chairman of Bethany board of deacons. Flowers for occasion were given by Towner's, Hanes' Greenhouse and Mrs. George Lister. Picture of Christ in background and some of flowers were given in memory of the late Rev. and Mrs. James Wilson. Related picture on Pg. 6. (Herald Photo) Joint 10 To Operate At Lane, Princeton The board of Joint 10 High School District has decided to operate two high schools next year, those at Lane and Princeton. The decision came at a special meeting of the board which was held Friday night to consider plans for the coming school year. The district this year is operating three high schools, Lane, Princeton and Kichmond. Joint 10 district is a combination of the old districts of Ban- toul, Lane, Princeton and Richmond. Rantoul was closed prior to the combination of the districts. At present Lane has 74 students, and Princeton has 82. Richmond has 35 and prospects for next year are for 27 students. The declining high school enrollment at Richmond was given as the major factor in the board's decision not to continue the high school there. With the reduction in the number of schools, it was reported the board is considering increas' ing the number of units taught at Lane. At present Lane has 26 units. Efforts are to be made to increase the courses to near the 30 taught at Princeton. The change in Joint 10 operations will mean that Franklin County will have five high schools next year, a reduction of three from two years ago. No longer operating now besides Rantoul is Appanoose which joined with Pomona. Everett White who has been high school principal at Richmond the last five years, will become principal at Westphalia High next fall. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. • a. m. Begin Junior Miss Rehearsal MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—Rehearsals begin today for 50 beautiful high school seniors who aspire to be the next Junior Miss America. The girls will take part tonight in a parade which officially opens the pageant. Win Eight Blues At 4-H Club Day Franklin County 4-H'ers won blue ribbons in eight events at the Regional Club Day Saturday at Baldwin. The first-place wins entitle the winners to participate in the State 4-H Club Day competition in June at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Winning blue ribbons were Jean -^ Plan School Of Prayer Rev. Mother Ruth, superior of the Community of the Holy Spirit, a religious order for women, will conduct a school of prayer at Grace Episcopal Church, Ottawa, at 7:30 tonight. The order has headquarters in New York City. The school is sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen. A .buffet supper will be at 6:30 in the undercroft of the church. Mrs. Floyd J. Indall is in charge of •upper arrangements. •me Sale ToBighl Lawrence, Adv. Allen, Westerners, dramatics; Sarita Engles and Sheri Hewitt, Town & Country, and Ann Keith, Town & Country, junior demonstrations, Marilyn Wasmund, Rainbow, public speaking; Jo Ellen Coughenour, SHAFF, project and activity talks; Town & Country, musical games; Town & Country, talent dance and Rambling Ranchers, chorus. Here are other Franklin County entries which placed: Far and Near, red, model meeting; Rambling Ranchers, white, play; Anna James and Lois Stinson, Princeton Jolly Workers, red, novelty; Linda Wasmund, Rainbow, red, senior demonstrations: Lois Hobbs, Jolly Workers, white, senior demonstrations; Denny Dunbar, Berea Boosters, white senior public speaking; Ronnie Stcickard Jolly Workers, red, project and activity talks; Cathy Brockus, Rainbow, white, vocal solo; Hurst Coffman, Rambling Ranchers, red, instrumental solo; Town & Country red, vocal ensemble; Town & Country, red, instrumental ensemble, and Rambling Ranchers red, band, Type ffl oral polio vaccine was jiven during the weekend to 1,96 people in Franklin County, aid Mrs. Rosalie Osburn, county public health nurse. The number is smaller than was hoped for, said Mrs. Osburn, nit she expressed hope that other leople would take advantage of he Type HI vaccine clinics con- inuing this week. The vaccine will be given W 4-H SOLO COMPETITION - Hunt Coffmu, SOB of Judge and Mrs. Floyd Coffman, RFD 3, Ottawa, plays piano in 4-H Regional dub Day competition at Baldwin while Ross Nelson, Franklin County 4-H agent took* on. Four-H'ers from Franklin, Douglas, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Miami, JOJUKOB and Otage Counties gathered Saturday foe Club Day. (Herald Photo) ^ 1,596 Take Type III Polio Vaccine Election Slate Set At Rantoul RANTOUL — At a caucus held at Rantoul the following were named as candidates for offices to be filled at the April 2 election: For mayor — Damon Moon and Forest Burgeon. For councilmen — Ernest Miller, Merl Caylor, Forest Burgoon, M. R. Stevenson, Ray Redick, Gale Gilbert, Lloyd Griffith, Harold Gregg Kenneth Johnson and Lloyd Kerns. For police judge — P. H. Philbin and L. M. Watkins. Wednesday, March 13, from 5 to p.m., at the Franklin County ourthouse, Ottawa, and at Lane nd Pomona schools. It will be given Thurs- lay, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m it the Princeton school and Richmond Methodist Church. Mrs. Osburn has stressed tha all young adults and children >articularly, should take Type II vaccine, since it's Type in »lio that causes most of the crippling and deaths among the young. A breakdown on the number taking the vaccine during the weekend shows 1,219 at the court- louse Sunday and 180 at Willianis- )urg, 155 at Wellsville and 41 at Rantoul Saturday. To Discuss Feed Grain Program The ASC County Committee will conduct an informational meeting on the 1963 Feec Grain program in the high school auditorium at Wiiliamsburg Wednesday, March 13. The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. All interested persons are invited. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Crippled Boy Beaten By Cousins WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A * year-old boy, crippled by cerebral )alsy, is being treated in a hos- >ital after being beaten by three older cousins. He is Ronnie Deere, son of Mrs. Leota Snaff. "I've never seen » child so badly beaten," said sheriffs patrolman Gil Roman. Marvin Dean Deere, 18, has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to kill. Roman said Ronnie told him the beating occurred Saturday after Ronnie accidentally hit one of Marvin's younger brothers in the nose while the parents were away. Ronnie said his crutches were taken from him and he was knocked down. He said Marvin's brothers, ages 11 and 13, joined in beating and choking him. Roman quoted Marvin Deere as saying in a signed statement: "When somebody hits my brothers I get mad easy." Bandit Fails At Aladdin KANSAS CITY (AP)-A masked bandit carrying a sawed-off shotgun had no luck at the Aladdin Hotel early today. The night clerk was away from his desk and he could find no one who knew how to open the cash drawer. "Where'z the money?" he demanded of Finis Lawson, a bellman. Lawson said he didn't know. Mrs. Beatrice Rohring, the switchboard operator, couldn't help him either. After opening several drawers, and finding no money, the bandit left. Heavy Snowfall In West Kansas TOPEKA (AP)-A late winter storm that dumped aii unexpected six to eight inches of snow in northwestern Kansas moved slowly eastward out of (he state today. Considerable cloudiness and unsettled weather will continue but no particular change in temperatures is expected. Eight inches of snow fell in Cheyenne County, about eight miles west of St. Francis. Generally one to two inches was on the ground west of Hill City. Snow fell in most of western Kansas Sunday, including the extreme southwest. However, it had melted by today in all but the northwest. Temperatures above freezing today were expected to melt the rest quickly. Precipitation over the state, including rain, ranged mostly from one-third of an inch to one inch. Beloit had the most with 1.20 inches followed by Hunter with 1.05 and St. Francis 1.09. The soaking rains and wet snow/ gave top soil moisture which was badly needed in most parts of Kansas The front is moving out of ttn state with clearing skies report ed in western Kansas early today, All rain is expected to end ii eastern counties during the d»j although more may result Iron the unsettled conditions*

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