The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 15, 1963 · Page 1
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1 OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 81 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES People In The News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Judge J. Bowie Gray had recessed court in Tifton, Ga., for lunch and was standing at the foot of the courthouse stairs when he heard someone shout "Catch him". The judge saw Robert Sims, 22, sentenced earlier to 7 to 10 years for wounding a sheriff's deputy, dashing down the steps, him. Mrs wm.m Gray collared him. Mrs. Eric W. Hammond won a divorce in London on the ground that her husband's extreme piety amounted to cruelty. Among other things, Mrs. Hammond, 48, testified her husband, 49, called her Jezebel because she used lipstick, fbrebade their three children to attend movies or dancing classes, tore up their comic books, and smashed the family radio anc television sets. Astronaut Walter M.Schirra Jr says youngsters should not worry about shooting for the moon in their early plans for a career. Schirra, who orbited the earth six times last October, said on i television show for children: "T< anticipate a goal such as astro naut somewhere in the early teen is somewhat premature. I woul< say you have to work your way into this." Yvonne Van Masscnhove, 54, o Ostend, Belgium, had been happily married 26 years to a man she had never seen. Now, after 32 years of blindness, two operations have restored her sight But she will never see her husband. He died two weeks before the last operation. State Senate Tackles Apportionment Issue YOUTH DAY AT HOSPITAL — Paola students examine patients' handicraft in occupational therapy room at Knapp Section at Osawatomie State Hospital. From left are Vernele Wilson, Paola High; Rosemary Weiderholt, Ottawan attending Ursuline Academy, Paola; Dr. Liam OB'rian, section chief, and Vicki Foster, Paola High. Students were among 23 from eight communities who participated in youth administration program yesterday at hospital. Any Rice Paddies Floating Around? WASHINGTON AP)-Rep. Durward G. Hall, R-Mo., who has been checking what he terms the "murky mysteries" of the United Nations' special fund, appealed today for help from amateur sleuths of the American midlands. Concluding that the UN doesn't know its rice paddies from a hole in the ground, Hall said he needs help in unraveling the "case of the fish and the rice paddies— an international intrigue that has defied solution by the massive bureaucracies of the U. N. and the United States." In his investigations of U. N. special and technical assistance funds, he called attention to 12 projects in Cuba alone. In his statement today he said he has been assured by several U. N. officials that contrary to popular opinion the U. S has received aid from the U. N. This aid, he reported, is said to have involved advice from "a mysterious Chinese expert" who They're For It •/ And Against It WASHINGTON (AP) - Seventy members of the House took no chances this week of being accused of wanting more or less defense. They voted both ways on the same bill on two separate roll calls Wednesday. Involved was a $15.8 billion authorization for procurement of aircraft, missiles and naval ships. The first vote was on an amendment increasing the authorization by $363,700,000 for further development of the RS70 reconnaissance strike plane. Most Republicans did not want a roll call vote, which was forced on them by Democrats. The vote was 133 Democrats and 93 Republicans for the increase, and 102 Democrats and 77 Republicans against it. A few minutes later, Republicans offered an amendment for an across-the-board cut of more than $600 million. Democrats didn't favor a roll call vote on that proposal but were forced into it by Republicans. The amendment lost by a vote of 258 to 149, with 10 Democrats and 139 Republicans supporting it, and 227 Democrats and 31 Repub licans opposing it. Of the 93 Republicans who voted for the first amendment to add funds, 67 voted for the second change to reduce the total. Three of the Democrats who supporter the first increase voted for the cut in the second amendment. The net effect of the shuffling was that the 70 members who switched positions can cite the of ficial Congressional Record to back up claims that they votec for more defense and also votec to hold down spending. They will get a chance to shift gain later, if they desire, when nother bill providing the money o finance the authorization measure hits the House floor. The Democrats who voted for le increase in the first amendment and for the reduction later were Reps. Feigman of Ohio, Haley of Florida and Williams of Mississippi. The Republicans who did the ame included Dole of Kansas, [all of Missouri, Shriver of Kanas. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Scattered thunderstorms likely late tonight and Saturday. Low tonight lower 40s. High Saturday in 30s. High temperature yesterday, 51; lo today 34; high year ago today, 43; lo year ago today, 21; record high thi date, 84 in 1914; record low this date 6 in 1949; hourly temperature, 24 hour ending 8 a.m., today: 36 9 p. m. 40 10 p. m. 9 a. m. 10 a. m, 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. a P . 3 p, 4 p, 5 p 6 p, 1 P. • p m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 11 p. m. Midnight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 I m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. Tally's Toot Senate followers are going to learn more Kansas geography in the next few days than they ever learned in school. Choose Candidates At Pomona POMONA - Walter Nitcher will head the Citizens Party ticket for mayor in the Pomona City election April 2. Councilmen candidate chosen at the party caucus were Dick Bethell, Vernon Parks, Rollo Knight, Jerome Adell and George Kelley. Kenneth Roberts served as chairman for the meeting which was attended by 18. Heading the Peoples Party ticket as mayor will be Fred Cook. Councilmen candidates on this ticket are Raymond Collins, Carol Miller, Ben Sleichter, Fred Louk and George Bowman. James Lindsey will run for police judge on both tickets. Men! Feet Hurt Try Real McCoy's at Paine's Bootery. Adv. counseled American rice fanners on how to grow fish in their paddies. Hall noted that American [ndians were fertilizer experts to the extent that they planted fish in their corn fields. Hall said he has been told by the U. N. Information Center here that the fish project was conducted in Kansas, "a. startling revelation since Kansas has no rice paddies, " and by the New York office of the U. N. Food and Agriculture Operation that the project was not in Kansas but in Arkansas. Now, he continued, he has read in a book by Paul Hoffman, U. N. special manager, that the project is not in Kansas or Arkansas but in Louisiana. "However," he said, "the UN. tells me those take-your-pick locations are all they can recall about the matter. And the American Departments of Stat« and Interior have been unable to provide me with any details about the scale of this fish story which outdoes even my favoritz Ozark fish tales." Hall said it becomes obvious that it is beyond the capacity of the bureaucracy to catch up to these "flying" fish. He appealed to mystery fans to apply their magnifying glasses to vicinities of Topeka, Little Rock, Baton Rouge and Schenectady, adding "who can tell where this piscatorial paddy may turn up next?" he will be glad to receive reports from any of the U. N. "fish hunters," he said, then report to Congress on the Can Still Get Type III Vaccine Franklin County residents have one more opportunity to take advantage of the health department's Sabin polio vaccine Type III offer, tomorrow morning from 9:30 to 11 at the courthouse. The vaccine has been given to more than 3,000 Franklin Coun- ians through the week, and the health office has urged everyone older than six weeks to take it. The state health office has stressed that young adults and children should take Type ffl, since it is designed for young people who are more susceptible and more likely to be carriers of the disease. A donation of 50 cents is asked, but lesser donations are accepted, and the vaccine will be given without charge to those who cannot afford the cost. About 260 persons were given the vaccine at Princeton last night and 149 took it at Richmond. The vaccine has been administered in several towns in Franklin County throughout the week and also in every other county in Kansas. Agree Population Must Be The Key TOPEKA (AP)-A Senate committee agreed in broad, general terms today to reapportion the Senate as nearly on population as possible but with one eye on geography. The meeting opened study on what will be one of the hardest bills to write this session: reapportioning the Senate to give Those who have not taken Sabin vaccine Type I or Type II may safely take Type HI and make up the other doses at a later date. Singer Shot To Death ROME (AP)—American lyric soprano Frances McCann, 42, was shot to death today in her nightgown at the door to her room in a Rome hotel. Police said she had been shot by Ernest Boxman, 54, a German resident of the same hotel, who then fired a pistol bullet into his own head. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said Miss McCann had been shot in the throat. They said Boxman shot himself in the right temple. Miss McCann's body was found just inside the opened door to her room. evidence of U. United States. N. aid to the Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Friday—0 For March—10 For 1963—71 Comparable 1962 period—84 more voting strength in the upper House to urban areas. Acting under court order, the Senate must_realign the districts. Larger population centers such as Sedgwick, Wyandotte, Johnson and Shawnee counties will get more than one senator. More sparsely settled districts, particularly in western Kansas, will undoubtedly be enlarged. The Senate has not had a general reapportionment since 1886 although there have been minor adjustments twice, in 1933 and 1947. The committee approved a motion setting its policy as trying "to work out reapportionment on a population basis, keeping geography in mind." The only actual proposal voiced in the hour-long meeting was by Sen. Sam Heller, R-Abilene. It would give a county one senator for the first 50,000 persons, one for the next 100,000 and one for the next 100,000. That would give Sedgwick and Wyandotte counties three senators each, Shawnee and Johnson two each and Reno and Saline one each. Most of the senators present said they would like his plan but a majority indicated they did not believe it would stand up in court because it doesn't go far enough to meet population differences. Sen. Paul Wunsch, R-Kingman, chairman, said he believes the Senate will have to limit population spreads between districts to 10 or 12 per cent. To keep the division within 1( or 12 per cent, Wunsch said, the Senate will have to break counties up. Traditionally senator districts have followed county lines. Sen. William Farmer, R-Wich ita, whose district stands to gain the most by reapportionment, said he is unalterably opposed to breaking up counties in forming new districts. By strict population figures each district will have approxi mately 54,000 population. A Shawnee district court has ruled thai the Senate must reapportion anc the State Supreme Court now has the case on appeal. It is giving the Senate until the end of the session to take action. Wunsch said he liked Heller's proposal but that he believes the division must be close to actual joplulation. "It would be subject to a court est immediately," he said of teller's proposal, "and if the court knocked it down we'd be in i heck of a shape." Would Lift Milk Price TOPEKA (AP) - The Senate massed and sent to the House today a bill which would prohibit processors and wholesalers from selling milk below cost. The agricultural committee bill would require wholesalers to file cost schedules with the state attorney general's office. Sponsors of the bill maintain it will protect small producers. Another bill passed today would transfer the cost of policing the Kansas Turnpike from the Turn pike Authority to the Highway Patrol. Annual cost of patroling turnpike is about $250,000. * * * Three Die In Powder Plant Blast ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A section of the Trojan Powder Co. plant blew up today, possibly Idling three men and injuring eight, none seriously. " . Newsmen, who were denied access to the scene, said the report of the number of dead was not confirmed. The injured men, in Allentown Hospital, declined to discuss the accident, saying all information would have to come from company officers or a public relations man. These officials were unavailable. ; The building in which the blast occurred was reported to have been destroyed. Trojan employes work in plant units situated at a considerable distance from one another over a wide area, this for the sake of safety. It had not been ascertained how many men were in th« wrecked building. A Bevy Of Bills Sent To Senate TOPEKA (AP)—A bill to simplify search and seizure laws was recommended for passage Thursday by the Kansas House. The bill, recommended by Atty. Gen. William Ferguson, is designed to solve problems raised by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. It provides a search warrant may be issued by any magistrate or judge authorized to issue process for apprehension of offenders against Kansas laws. Issuance of a warrant can be made upon affidavit or oral testimony recorded before the magistrate or judge. The bill would authorize issuance of warrants for search and seizure of any property "which constitutes or may be considered as a part of the fruits of a crime under the laws of Kansas or any other state or the federal government." The House tentatively approved a bill setting a 40-hour week for state highway employes and au- 50-Year-Old Honorary "Child" Of OU Four Ottawa University de-, jaters will go to Carbondale, ., next week to attend a convention that will be of much significance to the university. It will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of Pi Kappa Delta, national forensic organization, which will be observed at the annual convention of the organization March 21-23 at University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale. The four Ottawa debaters are Jim Anderson, Lebo; Ann English, Mead, Neb.; Carl Joecks, Tenafly, N. J., and Jeff Cunningham, Twin Falls Idaho. Accompanying the four to Carbondale will be Horton Presley of the Ottawa University faculty. The convention will be of significance to the Ottawa students, because 50 years ago Pi Kapp Delta had its beginning on the Ottawa University campus. In those days, in 1913, Otta- wans were enthusiastic about the university's debaters, and it was not uncommon for arrangements to be made for special trains to take the large crowd of supporters along to other towns to boost the debating students. A key man in the founding of Pi Kappa Delta was John A. Shields, one of the 1913 debaters. He is now a retired executive and makes his home at Seymour, Ind. Shields, dents, was with four other instrumental in stu- Ottawa University getting the No. charter for alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Delta. The original charter is well preserved and is one of the things of which Ottawa University is proud. The other four students were Charles T. Battin, now of Buies Creek, N.C., where he teaches in Campbell College; Leland H. Jenks, now of Riverside, Calif., and Jesse E. Elder and Sam Marsh, deceased. The five received membership keys, numbered one to five. Battin and Shields are to be among the 50 persons who will be honored at the golden anniversary observance at Carbondale next week. In the founding of Pi Kappa Delta, Shields began working on he idea in 1910. He worked closely with a Prof. Nichols, an English professor at Ottawa University. Today, Pi Kappa Delta has 207 colleges and universities as members. Another of the persons to be honored at the convention will be Chet Hunt ley, news commentator Broadcasting Company. well known of National Prescriptions—Jianey, ff- 2-3092 Adv wrizing payment of overtime af traight pay in lieu of compensat- ng time off, at the option of tha mploye. A bill to create the position of upreme court commissioner was iven preliminary approval by ic House. The position would pay 15,000 a year. A bevy of bills was passed by he House and sent to the Senate. Among them were measures which would: Ratify the anti-poll tax amendment to the federal constitution. Remove a $10 daily limit on laims by commissioners and )hysicians for probate court cases. Make the consumer responsiblo or payment of cigarette taxes. It l allow them to be claimed as an income tax deduction. Make teacher attendance at ounty institutes discretionary instead of mandatory. Increase from $10 to $35 a day lompensation paid members of he Social Welfare Board for ex- jenscs on official duties. Maximum would be $2,000 a year. Give teacher retirement credit or service in the Korean War. Prohibit membership on future joards of regents to any person residing in or having his principal jlace of business in a county where a state educational insu'tu- ion is located. Authorize establishment of a Butler County junior college. Revise laws for (he formation of water districts and allow them to sell wafer to municipal or quasi-municipal corporations. Increase from $3 to $7 the expense allowance of sheriffs and guards transporting prisoners to the Stale Penitent!ary. Authorize Sumner County to levy up to !/2 mill for recreational development of a city lake and park outside the city. NO. 1 CHARTER - Hero are Ottawa University debaters, with their coach, photographed with No. 1 charter of Pi Kappa Delta, national forei'sic organization which had its beginning on the Ottawa University campus. From left, Jim Anderson, Lebo, Kas.; Michael Twedt, debate coach; Ann English, Mead, Neb.; Carl Joecks, Tenafly, N. J.; and Jeff Cunningham, Twin Falls, Idaho. Flanking the framed charter are trophies won in debate at St. John's College, Winfield, recently. (Herald Photo) Po-Mona-Kan Ranks High The Po-Mona-Kan, a newspaper published by Pomona High School by the duplicating process, was second place winner in its class in the annual newspaper-magazine contest of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The results of the contest were announced in New York today. The Po-Mona-Kan received second place for duplicated newspapers in senior high schools of 300 or less. Mary Hudelson is advisor of the Pomona High publication.

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