The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 15, 1963 · Page 3
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 3

Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, March 15, 1963
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Woman Driver Saves Day KANSAS CITY (AP)-"I prayed Dear God, help me. I knew there was very much danger." With screams of 80-terror- atricken children ringing in her •ars, 34-year-old Mrs. Delta J. Edwards steered a runaway school bus down a steep ramp and across a heavily-traveled boulevard to a safe stop Thursday. Only three children and Mrs. Edwards suffered cuts and bruises as the bus glanced off a guard rail and bounced over a curb into • medial strip. The incident occurred where Southeast Freeway crosses over double-lane Van Brunt Boulevard. At the foot of the steep ramp a driver can go north on Van Brunt or enter a circle where cars make a left turn off the boulevard. Steady streams of traffic normally pour both ways on Van Brunt at that hour. "I guess it was just God's will that Mrs. Edwards found a gap in the heavy traffic," said Police Maj. Clifford A. Warren who saw the hair-raising ride. "Otherwise there would have been a terrible accident." Mrs. Edwards said she entered the ramp off the freeway and tried the brakes. "They didn't feel right," she said. "I tried again. . . Then the pedal went clear to the floor." The, emergency brake couldn't hold the careening bus. The children started screaming. "There was a car going north on Van Brunt," Mrs. Edwards said, "and I had to steer to the left to pass behind him. Then I was so far over I couldn't keep the bus away from the guard rail." Bouncing over the curb she steered around two trees and hauled on the emergency brake until the bus stopped in the medial strip. "She did a magnificent job," Major Warren declared. His car was among others in the turning circle that could have been hit by the bus. "Some women would have just thrown up then- hands and started screaming," Warren added. "Mrs. Edwards showed remarkable calmness in steering that bus in the only path to keep it out of trouble." Mechanics said a loose muffler on the bus had rubbed a hole in a hydraulic line, releasing the brake fluid. Williamsburg News Alumni Plan Pancake Supper By SENIOR CLASS The officers of the Williamsburg High School Alumni met and planned a pancake and sausage supper for Friday, March 22. Serving time will be from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children under high school age. The Alpha Circle of the Women's Society met at the home of Mrs. Edgecomb, Thursday, with Daisy Van Valkenburg assisting hostess. Mrs. Decker had charge of the program "Home Missions." Ruth Davis and Edna Sutherland assisted with the program. Twenty-six members were present. The next meeting will be tt the Legion Hall with Ruth Todd and Mrs. Clare Sowers as hostesses. The program will be led by Mrs. Lloyd Neal. The Women's Society has started a Lenten Study class on "Prayer." Two classes have been organized: one at the Brown home on Monday afternoon, and one at the Decker home on Thursday evening. Both classes are taught by Mrs. Edna Reichard. There are 18 enrolled in the two classes. This study is to continue for six weeks. The LTL met March 6th in the Sunday School room. The meeting was opened by the president George Steward followed by devotions given by Mrs. Edna Adams. The group sang America and gave the Flag salute to the Christian, American and Temperance flags. The Flags salutes were led by Carolyn Ashcraft, Connie Jo Thornbrugh and Connie Mathis. After group singing Mrs. Adams gave the lesson on Alcholism. The stories were "Grandfather and the Little Bugs" and "The Tale of a Damaged Motor Car." The meeting closed with the LTL pledge and salute. Games followed and refreshments were furnished by Mrs. Francis Williams and Maurine Moats. Seventeen members, one guest, and two adults were present. Personnel from the Franklin County health department were at Williamsburg High School Monday morning to check the eyes of all the students and the hearing of the freshmen and seniors. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Chambers, Pat and Linda, went to the William Rice home, Ottawa, for a family dinner honoring the 50th wedding of Mrs. Chambers parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fritts, Pomona. Four Senior girls, Nancy Bethell, Janice Milliken, Jean Reichard and Sandra Thornbrugh took tests at the Ottawa Employment Agency Thursday morning. These tests consist of aptitude tests and skill tests which involve speed and proficiency in the type of material which is involved in stenographic and office work. The Williamsburg High School has purchased four new 6 x 10 mats for. use in the gym. The mats consiste of materials obtained from the government surplus depot. They were manufactured by a mattress rebuilding firm. Mr. S. T. Thornton entered the Santa Fe Hospital where he underwent surgery for the removal of a kidney Saturday. Pro Basketball Thunday'i Result St. Louis 114, San Francisco 109 Today's Games Chicago at New York St. Louis vs. San Francisco at Oakland Saturday's Games Boston at Syracuse Cincinnati at Chicago San Francisco at Los Angeles Sunday's Games Syracuse at Boston New York at Cincinnati Detroit at St. Louis CHOSEN - Leon Graves (left) and Allen Crawford have been chosen to attend Boys State from Pomona. Pomonans Chosen For Boys State By MARY HUDELSON POMONA - Allen Crawford and Leon Graves, Pomona High School juniors, were elected by the faculty as Boys' State candidates to attend the meeting to be at Lawrence June 2-8. Gale Lantis was selected as an alternate should either of the others be unable to go. The Pomona Lions Club has sponsored a boy to Boys' State for a number of years, this year the club decided to pay for two. In order to be considered, a boy must have a B grade average in his school work, be active in extra - auricular activities such as sports, music, drama, school paper, class and club work, civic and church work, and be classified as a junior. Both of Pomona's candidates rate high scholastically. Allen has been active in basketball and is a baseball fan. Leon has served as editor of the school newspaper, "Po-Mona-Kan." Central-Princeton Serve Dinner At Meeting By MRS. J. C. COOK The Central Busy Bee Club met Thurs. March 7 at Central Community Center. Mrs. Jane Wall and Mrs. Geraldine Wall were hostesses. A cafeteria dinner was served at noon. The time was spent quilting. A chili supper was planned for members and families for Thursday night March 21. There were 14 members, 7 children and 10 men present for dinner. Next meeting will be April 4. Mrs. Ethel Retter and Mrs. Fem Masheter will be hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weber are parents of a son Ricky Allen born March 5. The Webers have three other children, 2 boys and one girl. Mrs. Weber was formerly Mary Jane Finley. Mrs. Maxine Roush and Mrs. Barbara Oeisstcher, will be host- essess to the Stitch and Chatter club meeting at Central Community Center Wednesday, March 13. the school 12th place in competition among schools in the United States and Canada for such awards. Honor Seniors LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas announced today 17 of its seniors have won Woodrow Wilson fellowships for graduate study in 1963-64, giving WATER HAULING GORDON PAUL CH 2-5425 24 Hour Service 50 Attend Youth Meet WELLSVILLE — Fifty attended the Youth For Christ meeting Tuesday night in the high school auditorium. Featured was a panel discussion on "G o ing Steady." Panelists were Mrs. Terry Murphy, Glen Layton, Jr., Robert Stauffer, Mrs. Keith Adriance, and Jon Marshall. Glen Layton, Jr. gave the opening prayer. There was group singing. Harry Johnson, Kansas City, was present to take photos for the Youth For Christ yearbook. Mrs. Johnson led the closing prayer. Refreshments were served. CLOD BUSTER TILLERS "MaVw 'Good Gardner* Better" ROOT BUILT HARRY SMITH AUTO SUPPLY 110 S. Main CH 2-1522 NOTICE If a man who claims to be from your Regal shoe store accosts you on the street and tries to tell you that you can "buy fashionable businessman brogues or lightweight Regal slip- ons for $13.95 to $17.95 (When you know good and well that fop years you've been paying much more for quality shoes) .. .believe him, IT'S A PACT! Take our word for this, too. Regal shoes make a habit of combining fashion with value. Painstaking manufacturing makes Begal look, fit and feel like twice the price. Take a few minutes to drop by our store. It may mean time well spent... and money well saved, REGAL. Exclusively... RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE 212 S. Main THE OTTAWA HERALD Friday, March 15, IMS WIDE We've priced these cars to move and they are some of the besf we've ever offered. Buy now from MOORE'S, your dependable dealer, while prices are low and value is high. MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS, INC 1959 Oldsmobile $1195 A beauty at a prices that's right. 4 Door Sedan, Radio, Heater, Automatic Transmission, Low Mileage. 1959 Chevrolet A Top Chevrolet. Bel Air 6 with Radio, Heater, Powerglide, 4 Door. $995 1957 DeSoto 4 Door Sedan with Radio, Heater, Powerflite Transmission, Original Paint. Local One Owner. See this one. 1957 International Pickup Economical Transports- tion. %-Ton Pickup, equipped with side mirrors, spot light, radio and heater. When buying a Used Car we recommend that you consider the following: Buy a Used Car from a dealer you have confidence in! A dealer who will stand behind the car and has a service shop of his own to insure that the car has been properly serviced. Buy from a local dealer (we hope you try us first). Spend your money wisely and with care ... it is yours so get the most from your money . . . and Moore's offer just that. The Used Cars qualified to carry the "OK Chevrolet Guarantee" are new car trade-ins and are mostly local one owner cars. Because of this "OK Guarantee" it is necessary for us to give each car a more thorough check than most dealers selling Used Cars in this area. It is a responsibility we must have in order to insure you, the Used Car buyer, of the very best value money can buy. Here's A Partial Listing of O ur Used Cars To Choose From 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air, 4-Dr., 6-Cylinder, Standard Transmission, Deluxe Heater. 1962 Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass Coupe with Hydra- matic and Heater. 1962 Oldsmobile F-85, Deluxe Model, 4-Door, Radio, Heater, Hydramatic. 1961 Chevrolet Impala V-8, 4-Dr. Hardtop with Powerglide, Radio, Heater, Power Steering. 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air, Six, 4-Dr. with Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater, Backup Lamps, Tinted Glass. 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air, Six, 2-Dr., Hardtop with Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater. 1961 Dodge Six, 2-Dr., Powerflite, Radio, Heater. I960 Chevrolet Bel Air, Six, 4-Dr., Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater. I960 Corvair Model 700, 4-Dr., Radio, Heater, Power-Glide. I960 Volkswagen Station Wagon, Standard Transmission Heater. 1959 Chevrolet Six, 4-Dr., with Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater. 1959 Plymouth V-8, 4-Dr., Station Wagon, Pow- erflite, Radio, Heater, Power Steering and Brakes, Factory Air Conditioning. 1959 Plymouth V-8, 4-Dr., Hardtop, Powerflite, Radio, Heater, Power Steering and Brakes. 1959 Chevrolet V-8, 2-Dr., Powerglide, Radio and Heater. 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, Six, 4-Dr., Powerglide, Radio and Heater. 1959 Plymouth Radio, Heater, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering and Brakes, Original Red and White Finish. 1959 Ford Six, 2-Dr., Standard Transmission, Radio and Heater. 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne, 2-Dr., 6-cyl., Radio, Heater, Power-Glide. 1957 Chevrolet Station Wagon, 4-Dr., V-8, Radio, Heater, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Brakes, Factory Air Conditioning. 1957 Oldsmobile 88, 4-Ddr., Hydramatic, Radio, Heater. 1957 Buiclc Century Model, 4-Dr., Hardtop, Dynaflo, Radio, Heater, Power Steering and Brakes. 1957 Buick 4-Dr., Hardtop, Dynaflo, Radio, Heater, Power Steering and Brakes. 1957 Oldsmobile 4-Dr., Hydramatic, Radio, Heater. 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88, 4-Dr., Hardtop, Hydra- matic, Radio, Heater, Power Steering, Brakes. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, V-8, 2-Dr., Hardtop, Powerglide, Radio and Heater. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, V-8, 4-Dr., Powerglide, Radio, Heater, Power Steering and Brakes. 1957 Mercury 4-Dr., Hardtop, Mercomatic, Radio and Heater. 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, V-8, 4-Dr., Radio, Heater, Power-Glide. 1956 Chevrolet 210, 4-Dr., Radio, Heater, Power-Glide. 1955 Pontiac 2-Dr., Hardtop, Hydramatic, Radio, Heater. 1955 Plymouth V-8, 4-Dr., Powerflite, Radio, Heater. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, 4-Dr., V-8, Radio, Heater, Power-Glide. 1955 Ford Station Wagon, V-8, Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater. 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, 4-Dr., Standard Transmission, Radio, Heater. 1954 Pontiac 4-Dr., Hydramatic, Radio, Heater. 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air, 4-Dr., Powerglide, Ra* dio, Heater. 1953 Chevrolet 2-Dr., Standard Transmission, Heater. TRUCKS 1959 Ford l'/ 2 Ton Truck, Reater and Defroster. 1958 Ford 1 Ton Truck, 4 speed, Heater. 1951 International 2 Ton, 5 speed Transmission, Heater. 1949 Dodge % Ton Pickup, Heater. 1948 GMC iVa Ton Truck, Heater. If You Bought a Car and Didn't See MOORE - You Lost Money! MOORE CHEVROLET-OLDS., Inc. 4I2 South Main Ph. C H2-3640

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