The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 13, 1963 · Page 1
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VOL.67 NO. 76 Charges US Fired Dummies OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES At A Russian Fishing Vessel In Today's Herald May have more than unemployment to be ashamed of, Editorial, Pg. 4. More beef cattle, fewer dairy animals in Franklin County, Brown's Bylines, Pg. 8. Paola IFYE reports, on Jamaican 4-H program, Pg. 9. JPH continues his reports from India, Pg. 4 Gpssipers shouldn't call busy mother during her leisure time, Hints from Heloise, Pg. 7. Dr. Molner lists simple rules for getting a good night's sleep, Pg. 4. A childish wife needs an adult husband, Ann Landers, Pg. 7. History of Girl Scouting in Franklin County, Pg. 6. Melvern people flocking to Dodge City for State Class BB Tournament, Pg. 2. Would Spruce Up Business District Owners of business property in Ottawa are showing much interest in plans for improving the exterior of buildings in the business district in a program that will stress the importance of maintaining a continuity of recommended style and architecture, it was announced today following a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce City Improvement Committee with 15 property owners. Those meeting yesterday with the committee were owners of buildings on the west side of the 200 Mock of South-Main Street. Committee members said that since that particular block had al ready undergone recent improvements it was decided that i would be a good starting poin for the business district and tha it might be considered a pilot block for a broader program to follow. The committee has in mind urg ing cooperation of building owners for a program of improvement employing colors that blend for a pleasing business district appearance. Members of the city improve ment committee are R. M. Clogston, chairman, John Wassmer, Lewis Irwin, William Wright and Budge Reusch. Election Contests Set At Wellsville WELLSVILLE - An independent group of Wellsville citizens held a caucus for the upcoming city election last night and nominated candidates for mayor and five council posts. The caucus was held after enough names had been obtained on a petition to allow it. A spokesman for the group would not say an independent ticket was being formed, only that enough names were obtained for the caucus. The independent group last night, nominated John Neis for mayor, and Frank Kerr, Edward Barnett, Evan Phillips, Wilbur Johnston and Phillip Jacoby for the city council. There was no one nominated for the office of police judge. Last Friday night at the regular caucus of the Wellsville Citizens' ticket, Bernhard Fleming was nominated for mayor, and Clarence Coffman, Lee Chamberlain, Harold Bouse, Jim Simmons and Dick Moherman, for the council. Frank Taylor was nominated by the Citizens' group for police judge. The Wellsville city election will be April 2. 'Lost" Girl Spends Night In Doghouse GALENA, Kan. (AP) - Little Judy Carlisle went to visit her grandmother Tuesday night and wound up in the doghouse while nearly the whole town hunted for her. The eight-year-old daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlisle wai discovered missing from home about 6 p. m. A hunt was orga nized with about 60 persons in volved including members of the police and fire departments, the Cherokee County sheriff's office and the highway patrol. The child was found sound asleep in the doghouse at the home of her grandmother, Mrs Myrtle Parsley about 9:30 p. m The Parsley home is only a few blocks from the Carlisle resi dence. Judy explained she had "gom to visit grandma" and finding no one at home, had crawled into the doghouse to rest. Mrs. Pars ley was attending a church meet ing. Wont Tax "Broken Romance 9 OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - The Johnson County commissioners ;ot a letter protesting a $5.20 tax bill on a horse. It was from the mother of a |irl, who had received the bill. She explained her daughter never owned a horse, but that the girl's former boy friend did. "He may have put the horse in her name," the letter continued, "but when they broke up. us parents tried to sell us the horse. We wouldn't buy the skinny thing." The commissioners decided to 'orget the tax and County Clerk Walter Elevens wrote on the tax abatement form: "Uncollectible: We have a tragedy here; a broken romance and a poor old horse headed for he soap plant." 'Quake Damage ISTANBUL, Turkey (^-Sixty-four houses were destroyed tnd more than 100 badly damaged >y earthquakes Monday in vil- ages of Denizli Province in southwest Turkey, press reports said Tuesday night. Washington Gets Protesting Note MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union charged today three U.S. warships fired dummy shells at a Russian fishing vessel last Friday in international waters about 70 miles east of Norfolk, Va. A protest to Washington assert ed two cruisers and a destroye: fired on the refrigerator trawle in "an act of sheer wantonnes which could have grave consequences." "The U. S. S. R. govern ment regards this shelling as a gross violation of generally ac cepted international law standards and of the principles of freedom of navigation in the open sea,' an announcement by the Sovie news agency Tass declared. The Russians said the trawler was engaged in fishing on th high seas when the warships approached at 12:15 p.m. "In all, four shots were fired endangering the trawler and her crew," Tass said. "The Soviet government ex pects that those guilty will be pun ished and the necessary measures taken to prevent such actions in the future." Tass made no mention of dum my, or nonexplosive shells. But Moscow Radio referred to the shells as dummies. "According to information received, two U.S. cruisers of the Boston type and a destroyer of the Frank type fired at the Soviet refrigerator trawler... SRTR ),000-7, engaged in fishing on the high seas," the radio said. "At the time of the firing, the Soviet trawler was 70 miles east of Norfolk. "The U. S. warships at 12:15, fired two artillery rounds with dummies from a range of five miles at the trawler. The shells r ell about 130 meters (about 400 feet) from the vessel. "Subsequently at 12:50 p.m. approaching to within one kilometer (.6 of a mile), they fired two more shots with dummies which 'ell 60 meters (about 190 feet) rom the trawler. 'By their actions the U.S. warships created a threat to the safe- y of the Soviet trawler and her crew." The Moscow announcement said he note was delivered in Washington, where there was no immediate comment. Boys Guaranteed Shoes 5.99 Yz to 6. Paines Bootery. Adv. * * US Begins Investigation WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has started an investigation of the Moscow charge that American warships fired on a Soviet fishing vessel in the Atlantic off Norfolk, Va., i as t Friday. State Department officials said today the inquiry was being made by the Navy in an effort to determine what—if anything—actually occurred. The note was delivered by the Soviet Embassy to the State Department here Tuesday. An investigation was started almost immediately but officials said today they still lacked information to comment on the accusation. A dispatch from Moscow said the radio there referred to the shells fired by the warships as dummies. That caused speculation that the Soviet vessel may have become involved in -a firing practice by U.S. ships. PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE PEOPLE-George Fulton (left), 22, senior at Ottawa University, and Jim Pearce, 21, OU junior, look over booklet on People-To-People program they soon will be part of. Jim will go to British Isles and George to Scandinavian countries in June as "student ambu* sadors." (Herald Photo) ^^ OU 'Ambassadors 5 Will Go To Europe Two Ottawa University students, Jim Pearce, Overland Park, and George Fulton, Watertown, Mass., will leave for Europe in late June to participate in the students People-To-People pro- The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Clearing and colder tonight. Thursday generally fair and warmer. Lows tonight jn...20s. Highs Thursday 45-50. KANSAS FORECAST - Mostly cloudy and colder tonight. Thursday clear to partly cloudy. Warmer west and north. Low tonight generally in 20s. High Thursday generally in 40s. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Temperatures will average near seasonal normal Thursday through Monday — normal high 50-56; normal low in 20s west to low 30s elsewhere. Precipitation will range from .10 of an inch to .20, occurring as scattered showers mostly near the end of the week. High temperature yesterday, 64; low oday, 36; high year ago today, 36; low ear ago today, 25: record high this ate, 82 In 1916 and 1918; record low his date, 11 In 1896 and 1948; hourly emperatures, 24 hour* ending 8 a.m., 9 p. m 39 gram. The program, established at the University of Kansas two years ago, has spread to other campuses across the nation and is designed to "diminish the misunderstanding that now exists in the world" through an exchange of students and ideas. Jim. 21, will visit the British Isles, and George, 22, will go to the Scandinavians countires. Both will return in late August. In accordance with the People-To-People plan the OU stu- dents will mako personal contacts in the various countries they visit and will become better acquainted with other national backgrounds and the social and technological advances of the other nations. While in Europe the boys not only will learn about other countries but will have an opportunity, as "student ambassadors," to express their own ideas and those of the United States and explain what America stands for and its way of life. Both boys will go to Washington, D. C., for an orientation program and then to New York for their flights to Europe. The same planes that take both students to their destinations will S7 Midnight 38 oday: 9 a. m 43 0 a. m 47 10 p m. 1 a. m 52 11 p. m. Noon 1 p. m til 1 a. 'm. 2 p. m 63 2 a. m. 3 p. m 60 3 a. m. 4 p. m. 66 I a. m. 5 p. m 49 5 a. m. 6 p. m 43 fl a. m. 7 p. m 42 7 a. m. • P. m 3D 8 a. m. .38 .38 .37 .37 .37 .36 bring back European students for a closer contact with this country. The two OU students were chosen for the exchange after they made application at the People* To-People International Headquar* ters in Kansas City. The visits of students are not simply tours. Employment is arranged in advance for each individual, and no government support goes into the program, nor is the program government-related. Several students from Ottawa University have taken part in People-To-People before George and Jim. This is the second year for the program on the OU campus. Liberal Bishop Oxnam Is Dead Knows Route Like He Does His Name LONG TIME ON JOB-Abe Severm, Richmond mail carrier, rental*! on changes in his route u be begun his 43rd year of •erviee. (Herald Photo by Loii Smith) If you are looking for information about who lives on the rural route out of Richmond, you couldn't find a better source of information than Abe Severns. He has been carrying the mail for all those families for a good many years. In fact, he has served some of them for more than 40 years. He has just started his 43rd year of carrying the mail, but for the first 13 years he worked out of Princeton. On July 1, 1934, routes were consolidated. Severns is carrying the mail for the fifth generation of one family. He says that when he started there were 216 boxes on his route, and today there are only 140. Also reflecting the trend of a reduction in the farm population is the fact that 30 of the boxes are those of couples who have retired from farming but continue to live on the farm, or persons who rent the homes and work elsewhere. The 24% miles which comprised his route when he started back in 1921 made a full day's work with team and buggy, and he didn't finish until about the middle of the afternoon. Now he leaves about 8:30 a.m. when the mail has been "worked" and covers the route of 80 miles by about noon. He believes he has had 10. different cars. For several years he traded every year. There is considerable expense connected with operating a car, and the initial outlay is, of course, more than the cost of a team and buggy. Caring for a team was more work, however, and the veteran mail carrier recalls that there was more work than you would think to maintaining a buggy. It was necessary to get the wheels set at frequent intervals. It might seem that the work of driving over the same route every day would be monotonous. Severns says he does not find it so. "There are changes every day," he says. "One can see the clouds form and dissipate. The countryside may seem drab and brown one day and, after a night of warm spring rain, it may have a definite green tint the next day. Changes in growing crops seem to take place almost overnight, too. "A rural carrier can be sure his patrons are watching for his stop at their box." be says. Some of them are not above pitying pranks, too. What does the carrier do in his spare time? i He says he likes to hunt and fish, visit with friends and read. He isn't planning to retire immediately, although he says he has not made up his mind yet about that. He can work five years yet, to the age of 70, if he cares to. Mr. and Mrs. Severns belong to a bridge club of couples making up several tables but admits that none of them take it very seriously. It is more for a social evening. He says the women are likely to stop in the middle of a game to discuss patterns, crocheting, recipes or other women's interests and suddenly realize they didn't hear the last bid or realize it was time to play. Three daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Severns are married and living in Oklahoma City, Okla., Manhattan and Caney. There are six grandchildren. Severns has had good health and has many days of accumulated sick leave. Tauy's Toot Then there was the fisherman who, when asked if he were having any luck, said: "Yes, they missed us today." Prescriptions-Raney, CH 2-3092 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, 71, dynamic liberal leader of the Methodist Church for many years, died Tuesday night. The bishop, retired from active service, had been a pioneering figure in the ecumenical movement for Christian unity. He was one of the first presidents of the World Council of Churches, formed in 1948. It includes most of the Protestant and Orthodox denominations around the globe. An outspoken advocate of Christain involvement in social issues, Bishop Oxnam often came under fire from conservative critics. Ten years ago, he challenged attacks on him before the House Committee on Un-American Ac- ivities, attacks that pictured him as pro-Communist. He demanded a hearing. After an extraordinary 10-hour session, he emerged with this statement, unanimously adopted by the committee: "That the records of this committee show that this committee has no record of any Communist party membership or affiliation by Bishop Oxnam." It was a dramatic affair, in a period of widespread charges of Communist infiltration of the churches, and Bishop Oxnam, one Why Not Take Other Road? Due to much pedestrian and traffic congestion at the 5th-Hick- ory intersection at noon, Police Chief E. W. Flaherty today .urged motorists to use other east and southbound streets to lessen traffic hazards. Flaherty pointed out that a number of school children cross the intersection at noon every day, and he added that the use of Fourth and Cedar Streets would help the problem, particularly since many of the cars turn at Adv Sth-Hickory. of the main targets of the attacks, made his head-on rebuttal. "I am fundamentally opposed to the whole Communist movement," he thundered. He assailed investigative procedures of the late Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, Wisconsin Republican. The bishop's fiery collision with the House committee was sparked by accusations by Harvey Matusow, a former Communist and FBI informer, and also by Sen. McCarthy. Matusow subsequently admitted in a court hearing that he had lied in associating the bishop with communism. He spoke out often on public issues, often defending labor, civil rights for minorities and the ecnomic have-nots. Bertha Shore Is Dead AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP)-Bertha' B. Shore, editor and part owner of the Augusta Gazette, died'to- day in her sleep. A physician said she probably had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. The 65-year-old editor was widely known over the state for her contributions to columns of tha Gazette. In recent years she had her own column "Half and Half" by "Ima Washout." Miss Shore and her brother, Chester, began operating the Gazette in 1928. In 1946, the publication became a partnership among several employes of the paper and Miss Shore was named editor. Survivors include two brothers. Chester, now of Helena, Mont., and Schiller of Albuquerque, N.M. President Warns Of A Downturn WASHINGTON (AP) - President Kennedy said today the economy will face "downturn and disaster" if Congress rejects proposed tax cuts, slashes the budget and puts a tight lid on Die national debt. In a significant attempt to broaden current debate over economic policy, Kennedy argued that tax cuts alone cannot insure the success of his ideas for juicing up the economy. He said it also is important to avoid "an unrealistic debt ceiling or budget cut." Wrong decisions in these three policy areas would, he said, "spell downturn and disaster for the American economy as a whole." In remarks prepared for the annual Washington conference of the Advertising Council, Kennedy said wrong decisions on all three points were mad* in 1057-1860 by "a Republican administration and • Democratic Congress." As a result, he contended, the nation has been paying a high price ever since by slogging along with a below-par economy. "I am hopeful," Kennedy said, "that the lessons of history will be remembered by us all—by those of us in the administration and the Congress, and those in this audience who are leaders of opinion in the business community." The scope of Kennedy's argument, in what originally was expected to be a brief and rather routine appearance, seemed a measure of presidential concern over congressional criticism of the administration's record $88.8- billion budget and the request for a continuation of the record temporary debt ceiling of $308 billion. The Whi|e House is expected |p ask a higher debt ceiling later.

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