A Future-Flood Control And Recreation! Is Pomona Reservoir nearing completion In the upper Marais des Cygnes valley, west of Ottawa. At lower right, big earth dam extends across valley, and it will impound water to form permanent lake in upper and left portions of picture. Tower at left has con- Pomona Reservoir To Catch Fall Rain trol gates through which reservoir water is released, thus controlling excess flood-waters. Corps of Army Engineers project will be completed this year and it is expected that impoundment of permanent lake will begin with fall rains. Lake will be open to public for re- creation such as boating, fishing, water-skiing, duck hunting and other sports made possible by impoundment of large bodies of water. Water also will be used to keep Marais des Cygnes river flowing in douth periods. (Herald Photo by Lamar Phillips) By LAMAR PHILLIPS Contract for clearing the last of the brush and trees from the Pomona Reservoir basin area is to be let by the Corps of Army Engineers this week. Bids are to be opened Thursday, March 14. The contract calls for 150 days of work on the clearing which means that this work should be completed by Sept. 1. Work on the dam itself is expected to be completed by that date, or possibly earlier, and the project will be ready to impound water for the permanent pool with the fall rains. Work is progressing on the dam, and it is well above the elevation of full pool, which is the level the reservoir could reach in the event of a record storm. The. project now is in shape for operation as a flood control structure in case of emergency, but both engineers and contractors are hoping this will not be necessary before the work is finished. At the northeast end of the dam, which is southwest of Michigan Valley, the earth dam is within about two feet of its design height, but at the opposite end, where the contraol tower is located, the earth work must be raised about 19 feet higher. Fred Blanks, project 'engineer for the Corps of Army Engineers, said that with favorable weather this work could be completed by Aug. 1. With the project nearing -completion, at least two development firms are active in the sale of cabin sites. These firms have purchased acreages, one on the north lake shore and the other on the south shore and are offering lots for cabin sites. The lake which will be im- jounded as a permanent pool will used to keep the Marais des Cygnes river flowing properly in imes of drouth, and will be open to the public for recreational use. Above the conservation pool the project will have space to hold excess run-off from the 110-Mile Creek watershed system in a storm even greater than that which occurred in July, 1951. Such impounded excess water would then be released in an orderly manner after the danger of flooding on lower reaches of the river had passed. To Present Play At Joint Meeting A one-act play win be presented as part of the program at the Joint Civic Club meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Eugene Field School, 720 Tremont, "Gone Tomorrow," by Richard Harrity, the story of an Irish - American family will be performed without scenery by seven Ottawa University students. Mrs. Anne Fitzgibbon, of the Ottawa University speech and drama department, will direct the play. Members of the cast are Tracy Bradford, Bryn Mawr, Pa., as Mr. Muldoon; Carol Cain, Glen Elder, as Mrs. Muldoon; Dennis Dalton, Racine, Wis.. as their son, Willie; Carl Joecks Tenafly, N. J. as his friend Jerry Canavan; Diana Farren Alhambra, Calif., as a neighbor Mrs. Lacey; Jim Anderson, Lebo, as a visitor, Mr. Bigelow, and Bruce Anderson, Denver as Uncle Hughie. State Rep. Wayne Angell, 1349 S. Oak, will be master of ceremonies. Ottawan Is Music Winner LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)-Win ners have been announced in the Kansas division contest of the Na tional Federation of Music Clubs biennial young artist and student auditions. Winners of the student auditions are Jo Archer, a University of Kansas student from Ottawa who studies piano, and Jerry Felmlee a senior at Wichita University who studies flute. The young artist winners are H. J. Thompson, a bass-baritone who is assistant professor of voice and opera at Bethany College Lindsborg, and Marvin Blicken staff, assistant professor of pianc at McPherson College. OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 78 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Ashford To Speak At Sports Banquet VOLNEY ASHFORD The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Turning colder tonight with northerly winds 25 to 35 mph and rain changing to snow. Colder and windy Wednesday with diminishing snow. Lows tonight upper 20s. Highs Wednesday, 3540. High temperature yesterday, S3; low today, 32; high year ago today, 38; low year ago today, 33; record high this date, 85 in 1016; record low this date, 9 below zero In 1(48; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: m. m. m. 0 a. 10 a. 11 a. Noon 1 P. 2 p. 3 p. 4 P. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 46 .48 .48 B p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m. m 52 m 50 m. 51 m 50 49 ,48 45 43 .51 Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. a. 8 a. m. 30 36 34 33 32 35 36 38 38 38 .......39 40 The annual sports banquet honoring Ottawa University and Ot- awa High School athletes will >e at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the basement of Memorial Auditorium. Volney Ashford, vice president n charge of public relations at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., and former president of the National Association of htercollegiate Athletics, will, be the guest speaker. Ashford coached Missouri Valey during a 41-game winning streak over a 7-year period beginning in 1941. In 1958 he was named head coach of the Little Ail-American team which played in the Ail-American Bowl game at Tucson, Ariz. He was elected to the Coaches Hall of Fame by the Helms Athletic Foundation in 1959. Ashford has coached his teams to 10 Missouri College Athletic Union championships and has coached them in nine national bowl games. The banquet will be sponsored by the sports committee of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Russell Crites, 810 W. 5th, will be master of ceremonies. A businessman may buy a ticket for himself and one athlete for $3.50. Women also are welcome and may buy single tickets at $1.75. Tickets are on sale al Wassmer Clothing Co., Shelden's Men's Clothing and Bob's Cloth es Shop. Tauy's Toot One of these days the people of Minnesota will be coming out here to see this land of lakes. Boys Guaranteed Shoes 5.99 12'/a to 6. Paines Bootery. Adv A NAN CAN DREAM, CANT HE? - Wafen are still chilly in Kansas lakes and ponds, but many fishermen are running a fever. One with many memories and evidence of other good seasons is Dan Toumberlin, Ottawa RFD 2, sportsman and taxidermist. Toumberlin home east of Ottawa is filled with mounted game birds and fish. And with pretty girls. See them on Pg. 2. (Herald Photo by A. I. Van Cleave) Boost State Lake In County BOOST LAKE FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY - Members of Williamsburg Wildlife Conservation Club voted tot night to rapport efforts for state like on Turkey Creek nme mik* east of Ottawa en Ktt, Meeting with members were Wellsville men who k*v* spearheaded lake, move and others interested. Pictured ait (seated, freni left), Wax Thompson, club secretary, Leroy Bein, club president, and W. H. Moherman, Wellsville Kiwanis president, ani (standing, Inn left) L, E. Collins, WeUsville Chamber of Commerce; Elmer McCurdy, WUliamsburg, a club director, and Harold Bouse, WeUivtlle Chamber. (Herald Photo* Interest in a proposed Frank- 1 lin County state lake on Turkey Creek, nine miles east of Ottawa on the north side of K68, is spreading like news of a good fishing spot among Eastern Kansas sportsmen. And last night, in a meeting at the Ottawa Gun Club, the Wil- Bamsburg Wildlife Conservation Club voted to lend a hand in the drive. A delegation from Wellsville, whose Kiwanis Club spearheaded the lake move, attended the meeting. W. H. Moherman, president of the Wellsville Kiwanis Club, said both the Kansas State Highway Commission and the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission favor the proposal. "It remains," he said, "for us to show the commissions we're for it." Lelan Davis, conservation technician with the SCS at Ottawa, said a lake of from 90 to 175! acres of water is possible. But land acquisition is the remaining problem. The larger the lake, the more of a land problem, said Davis. Moherman said that Clarence Coffman, Wellsville, a leader in the lake move, had been working on the land problem and was hopeful that it could and would be settled soon. The Highway Commission plans a new highway along the K68 route to the Franklin-Miami County line. The construction would entail raising the roadway level in the creek area. Construction of a dam to form the lake would actually help the highway commission in its project. It was reported that much of the land in the lake area, is in grass which would mean a pretty lake with clear water. Davis said his agency (SCS) tias done some preliminary surveying in the area, and a map has been prepared showing general location and layout of the proposed lake. The SCS, Davis said, would make surveys and design the dam if the lake is approved. The lake would be owned and controlled by the Forestry, Fish and Game Commission. Forrest Beeson, member of the Williamsburg Club, said the lake would have everything sought in a recreation area. He mentioned the easy access provided by major highways from the north, south, east and west. It was noted that the Miami County Sportsman Association has given support to the project. Several Ottawans, including J. R. Cheney, have worked at it. Leroy Bien, president of the Williamsburg Club, a countywide organization of sportsmen, said one or more public meetings probably would be held to enlist sup* port for the proposal. If the land can be acquired soon enough, the various agencies involved in survey, design and construction would start work this spring. Favor Sunday Sales Restriction TOPEKA (AP) - The Senate Federal and State Affairs Com* mittee today voted 6-5 to recommend for passage a bill to restrict Sunday sales in Kansas. Chairman John Murray, R-Leavenworth, cast the deciding vote after committee members tied 5-5. • ''•.'• Prescriptions-Baney, CB 3-*M Adr.
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