The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 16, 1963 · Page 4
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERAT,D Saturday, March 16, 1963 .if no Saturday Notebook A. former Ottawan whom many old- timers in this area will remember is Clarence Moody, retired editor of the Hawkeye at Burlington, Iowa. Moody retired several years ago and since has been traveling, writing an occasional column for the Burlington paper and spending considerable time at a typewriter writing friends and compiling a history of this area. This week in a letter we discovered he also is keeping track of former Ottawa residents in a different way ... by reading college catalogs. Moodv is a trustee of Parsons College In Fairfield, Iowa, and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from that school in 1957. The school is one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation, jumrjing from an enrollment of 250 !n 1955 to 2,000 today. On the faculty, Moody finds, are Leo Bowman and Spencer Martin. Bowman was graduated from Ottawa University in 1956 and later took a Ph. D. at Michigan State. He now is assistant professor of chemistry at Parsons. This And That by jph Martin, sports fans will remember, was a basketball player at OU and worked on the Herald while studying for his doctorate at KU. He is now director of date processing and assistant professor of business at Parsons. Further, Moody has dug out the fact that a Baker graduate of 1951, Donald W. Janes, is assistant professor of biology- One of the top news stories on the national scene this week came out of Washington where treasury officials are worried about the imbalance in the flow of gold from this country. Restrictions on the amount tourists may spend abroad are even being talked about. In this connection, a fellow Kansas editor this week printed his definition of an American. "He is a fellow who sips Brazilian coffee from an English cup while sitting on Danish furniture after coming home in a German car from an Italian movie and writes his congressman with a Japanese ballpoint pen demanding he do something about all the gold that is leaving the country." All One Big Family RAJKOT, India — Two hundred miles north of Bombay a largish peninsula juts out into the Arabian Sea. The peninsula is a relatively poor place, the principal exports of which are peanuts »nd people. The groundnuts, as they are called here, are shipped out in greater quantities than from any other area. The people drift away because the resources of the peninsula are too meager to support them. Principal trading center of the area is Rajkot, a city of perhaps 200,000. It is modern in appearance, as cities go out here; the streets are wider; they are by no means clean, but they are not quite so soiled. There are sacred cows involved in Rajkkot's traffic, but also a larger number of devilish goats. The later are given as much toleration, as they join the throngs on the bazaar JPH street, if not so much veneration, as the cows. Rajkot has been enjoying a modest boom the past few years. A number of successful, small industries have been launched. Heading them is a new generation of Indian industrialists. Last night at the Guest House I dined with one of them. It will do to call him Gupta, since that is not his name. Gupta is of the Gugarati language group which populates this area. But he is not a native. With his family he came down from Karachi, in Pakistan, which is little farther away from Rajkot to the north than Bombay is in the other direction. It was shortly after the two nations were violently partitioned in 1947. The Gupta family has long had a successful business in Karachi of the same sort they now operate. They lived contentedly as members of the large Gugarat community there. But in that impassioned period the controlling Urdu-speaking Muslims had little patience with the Gugarats because they were not followers of Islam, but were Hindus, mostly. A mob sacked the Gupta factory and damaged its machinery beyond repair. The family took the hint. «. With the Guptas, and so many Indians, the word family is not to be taken lightly. Theirs, at the moment, comprises a grandmother who enjoys a modified matriarchal status, three sons, six grandsons and their wives, and enough members of the fourth generation to come to a total of 35. Various granddaughters do not count, since they were married off, as soon as satisfactory husbands could be found for them, by their elders, given dowries, and were marged into other family groups. The 35 all sleep under the same roof. They eat out of the same kitchen. The Guptas are not only Hindus, but they are Brahmins, who are the highest caste. The Brahmins are most tolerant and pacific, by their own admission. They are inclined to become impatient with those who disagree with them, however. They are the strictest of vegetarians; teetotalers in practice as well as in principle. They are punctilious in their religious observances and treat their wives as higher type servants and valuable chattels, as their code for centuries has directed . Forced out of Karachi which had been then- home for generations, the Guptas made their way to Rajkot. It was reasonably close. It had a largely Gugarat population, so they would feel much less like strangers. They did not arrive with only the clothes on their back. Their considerable fortune, however, had been reduced to one lakh of rupees — $2,000. And they had to start from scratch to rebuild a business, with, meanwhile, 35 mouths to feed. As he slurped his soup noisily, which is considered the height of good manners here, and picked up bites with his fingers from the various bowls on his vegetarian tray, young Gupta proceeded to tell me what had happened to his family through the 15 years since. But that must wait until tomorrow. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO Miss Manta Elder, chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., here, began her 33rd year of service with the company. Ralph H. Curby announced as a candidate for mayor of the city of Ottawa. Lloyd Heth was recovering from a severe case of the flu. 50 FEARS AGO L. A. Ames, a civil engineer with Ransom & Cook, contractors, was here from Hugton, Kas., on business. He was in charge of construction of a railroad through some counties in Kansas not previously served by railroads. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Vaughan of 904 N. Oak. Hcyl Smith spent Sunday here as a guest of Fred Brombacher and then returned to Kansas City where he was a dental student. Prayer For Today If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5:7.) PRAYER: 0 God, we thank Thee for the power of Christ to transform lives and make them new. As we yield ourselves to Thee, we pray that Thou wilt repair where sin has broken and marred our lives. Make us after Thy will, and may the beauty of Thy holiness radiate from us. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. *J Kill* Fwluw SymlluU. Inc, 196:1. W "She'll mak« him * thrifty little wife/ Signs Soraya For A Movie ROME (AP)—Princess Soraya, former empress of Iran, may be on her way to becoming a movie queen. Italian producer Dino de Laur- entiis signed the green-eyed 31- year-old ex-wife of the shah of Iran Thursday night. The producer said he will announce Soraya's first picture in a few months. Adenauer Will Quit Politics BONN, Germany (AP)—Konrad Adenauer will quit politics completely when he retires as chancellor next fall, a ranking member of Adenauer's Christian Democratic party says. Cyclone Doirfs ANNE MARGARET Top Journalists Receive Honors By MARGARET WILLIAMS and ANNE MACHIN Activities at' OHS were lax Rosey Bush" and "Come Tune last week but has picked up momentum. Monday night top journalists selected by Conard Downing, journalism advisor, were initiated in National Quill and Scroll, honorary journalism society, at a banquet at Kansas University. After the ceremony of initiation each new member received a gold Quill and Scroll pin with his office inscribed upon it. Senior initiates from the newspaper staff are Betty Mangum, Kerry Pound, Jim Fouts and Susan Kelly. Those selected from the yearbook staff are Salli Corlis, Teresa Morrisey, Linda Smith, Carol Moherman, Charles Gaynor and Bonita Mendell. The initiation, an annual event, is participated in by Lawrence, Topeka, Ottawa and Leavenworth. Guest speaker was Lester Benz, national secretary of the organization. Quill and Scroll members from last year who also attended the banquet were Barbara Heathman, Nancy Burlingham, Margaret Williams and Kris Ziegler. Principal and Mrs. W. P. Shepard, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Worley and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Downing sponsored the trip. Six Ottawa girls represented their club last Saturday at the annual state Future Homemakers of America convention at Topeka. Merrily Langdon, Sandra Clark, Janet Daugharthy, Gail Davenport, Carolyn Christensen, Margaret Williams and sponsors, Mrs. Frances Wren and Mrs. Mueller, heard skits and talks on the theme for the year, "New Horizons in FHA," and saw the district and state officers initiated. Following the convention, the delegation from Ottawa, with the other groups, went to a tea at the governor's new mansion. Although Gov. John Anderson was not present at the tea, with Mrs. Anderson, he welcomed the girls that morning as did the state president of Future Farmers America. of Taking a look at the cultural aspect of life, Charles Anderson, Cathy Coleman, Connie Boyer, Charlene Denniston, Sara Doty, Cheryl Todd, Victora Ramirez, Sherry Oldman, John Wilson, Sara Wood, Penny Schnoke, Beverly Schmidt, Jim Honn, Dorothy Spencer, Jon Indall, Marilyn Rule, Lynn Howard Bonnie Stauffer, Tom Johnson, Madison Stein, Dalene Jones, Leita Stephens, Doug Rasper, Mary Story and Bruce Prentice, with their sponsors, Mrs. Ray Kelly, Miss Helen Rensch and Mr. Tom Jordan, went to Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City last Saturday. Of special in terest was the current showing of Van Gogh paintings. The group also viewed Egyptian relics and sculpture. "Beware the Ides of March" All sophomores have been studying the application of the phrase in Shakespeare's "Julius Ceasar." Supplementing the usual reading of the play was a film starring Marlon Brando. Mr. Ted Brill, Conrad Downing and Miss Florence Robinson, sophomore teachers, and their students have been tackling this semester's big literary project, the written version of the play. The junior high school students were entertained Tuesday when Olathe Junior High School presented an exchange assembly. Highlight of the program was the volunteer choir. This group of 55 comes to school 45 minutes early every day to practice singing. Of the seven numbers, eight were sung a capella. A few of the selections were "Yellow Bird." "Madame Janette," "Old MacDonald," "If I Loved You," Rock-a-My-Soul," "Mary Wore Three Link* of Chain," "Red Your Voice.' Glad to have the occasion for another potluck, the senior girls met at Edith Ponton's house last night before the senior-faculty game. Letting their hair down after a tension - filled season, the senior boys took on their arch rival, the OHS faculty team last night. After a week of boasting, name calling and betting, the men were finally separated from the boys. Making up the faculty squad were Lee Olmstead, Mike Newmaster, Don Kornhaus, Harold Wallace, Al Brox, Leroy Bailey and Ted Brill. Marking for the seniors were Ben Park, Rick Winchester, Roy Dunn, Harry Morton, Wayne Wiggins, Bill Hegarthy, Alan Rybolt and Bill Douglas. The "63"-players were doing their best as many promises had been made and seniors between the faculty 'if the seniors would happen to win no assignments for the next week" and "I'll just have to let "teach" make a couple of points or he will flunk me," There is a great deal of doubt any of these will be kept! that Wellsville News Surprise Reunion For Two By BERNICE HOLDEN Former schoolmates enjoyed a surprise reunion Tuesday night, March 12, following the close of the Miami Associational Leader- Training School at Spring ship Hill. They were Mrs. 0. D. Garrett, Wellsville, and Mrs. Blanche Cramer, near Gardner. Mrs. Cramer was one of 24 enrolled in the class taught by Mrs. Garrett on "Opening the Bibzle to. Children." During the fellowship time which followed the school, the two women discovered they had attended Mount Pleasant School together. Mrs. Cramer is the former Blanche Welborn. Wellsville Girl Scouts were honored at the Wellsville Baptist Church. went University pool Tuesday night. Accompanying the Scouts were Bob Hagen, Bob Hepner and Rev. Jim Nabors. Bob Hagen, scoutmaster, is the new leader of the Webelo Den of Cub Scouts. The Webe- los will meet with the Boy Scout troop. Mr. Wellsville Boy Scouts swimming at the Ottawa and Mrs. George Cordle, Topeka, are weekend guests of the Kenneth Cordles. To Your Good Health Warning In Varicose Veins By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: I read the letter from E.D. about the varicose vein operation. I had one three years ago and am glad I did. My legs feel so much better, not to mention their appearance. I have some pressure at times, but not too often, and I think if I watch my weight, the other veins will be all right. I hope E. D. goes ahead with the operation.—Mrs. P.C. Dear Doctor: I had my veins stripped eight years ago. They have returned in one leg only, with a small ulcer. Will I need another operation? I am 73. .— HAROLDS. As I've pointed out before, stripping (removing) varicose veins doesn't absolutely guarantee that there will not be further trouble. You may never have any more; however, after a period of years, you may. Dr. Motoet Mrs. P.C. is smart. She realizes that remaining veins can become varicose, so she is taking precautions. Watching her weight is important I presume that she also tries not to remain on her feet for excessively long periods at a time, and remembers that standing 'still is harder on the veins than moving around. A person with varicose veins has had warning: the veins just aren't as rugged as average. They need pampering. So get in the habit of sitting (o lying) down periodcially. When you sit, use a foot stool or another chair, or even your desk to elevate your feet. This relieves the pressure on those veins and gives them a chance to recover a bit. In the case of Harold S., he's had eight years of relief. The stripping has been worth it, even if trouble is starting again. Note that the new trouble is only in one leg. That's a gain, too. Those veins that were stripped are gone permanently. These are other veins, becoming varicose. This in turn means impaired circulation that lets ulcers form and makes it difficult and often impossible to heal them. So my answer would be yes, he doubtless doet need another operation. Maybe not stripping, because just Ugating (or tying) one or two of the veins can be sufficient in some cases. If you're puzzled over the causes of varicose veins, and just what stripping and ligating mean, you can find the details in my booklet, "How to Deal with Varicose Veins." (Any reader may obtain a copy by sending 20 cents coin and a stamp* ed, self addressed envelope to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI.) Dear Dr. Molner: Why don't you mention that a specialist in food problems, even skin and fungus infections of the feet, is known as a podiatrist? So many people go to M.D.'s first, or are treating themselves for foot trouble before someone tells them. I work for a podiatrist and have seen cases that have become irritated through ignorance.—Mrs. R. W. They used to call themselves chiropodists, and then the term "podiatrist" came along, but I'm in favor of these foot specialists, regardless of what term they use. Yes, they're good with many skin ailments, but I must also insist that some stubborn skin problems will resist just about everything except care by a physician who has specialized in dermatology. (And even then, some cases can be terribly difficult.) Dear Dr. Molner: I would like to have surgery on my breast, as I am completely flat. Is it risky, and are there after-effects years later? To be successful, the operation has to involve inserting something or other into the tissues. I cannot point to any actual harm from this; however I am suspicious of placing foreign materials in the body. In short, I won't advies you not to try the operation, but I won't advise you to try it either. "Don't Quit Because Of Arthritis" is the title of my leaflet designed to help all who suffer the aches and pains of arthritis. For a copy write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, 111., enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 5 cents in coin to cover cost of handling. In Uniform Ottawan Gets Sea Duty Aboard USS Iwo Jima Frank Hanson, son of Mrs. Virginia Hanson, 315% N. Main, has been assigned to sea duty with the U. S. Navy. Frank entered t h e Navy in July, 1962, had recruit training at San Diego, Calif., and additional training at Great Lakes, m. He's assigned to "A" Division, USS Iwo Jima. The local Navy recruiter, Chief Charles W. Downs, has re-enlit- ed in the Navy for four more years. He already has completed 20 years. He was assigned as the local Navy recruiter in and will be here March, 1962, until March, 1965. He lives with his family at 623 S. Poplar. JERRY L. CRIQUI Pvt. Jerry L. Criqui, Quenemo, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and a 6-week course at Fort Sill, Okla. He now is stationed at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Mrs. Criqui, the former Esther Haight, will join him at Fort Chaffee. SPECIAL OFFER SATURDAY-SUNDAY Carry Out Special Whole Fried Chicken • French Fries • Pint of Cream Gravy • Pint of Cole Slaw Reg. 3.65 Value 2 Days ONLY $ 1.95 Colbern's Restaurant (Famous for Our Pried Chicken) 115 E. 5th CH 2-4190 WILLIAM DeCOCK Army Pvt William Alfred De- Cock, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward DeCock, 819 E. 8th, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., where he will attend school for diesel and truck mechanics A 1962 graduate cf Ottawa High, William entered the Army in December, 1962. His address: Pvt. William A. DeCock, RA 17646599. B Company, Second Battalion, School Regiment Armor, Class TVM29, Box 76, Fort Knox, Ky. Jerry A. Henley, son of Eldon Henley, 1027 N. Mulberry, Ottawa, and Mrs. Kathryn Snodgrass of Salina, is stationed at the Navy base in San Diego, Calif., where he will participate in a 14-week training program. William Wayne Sink, son of Mrs. Norma Jacobs, 632 S. Cherry, and Donald Leroy Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett J. Cook, Pomona, have enlisted in the Navy and are undergoing training in San Diego, Calif. They wiD have nine weeks training before they return home on a 14-day leave. They they will report to their next duty station). William L. Hysom, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Leland Hysom, 1421 S. Oak, has been appointed cadet first lieutenant in the Army ROTC at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Hysom is a 1958 graduate of Ottawa Senior High. Game Slated By Kiwanians WELLSVILLE — The Wellsvill* Kiwanis Chib will sponsor an evening of basketball entertainment Friday, Mar. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellsville High School gymnasium. Two games are scheduled. One will feature top-notch girls basketball teams, and the other will be a wheel chair basketball game. The Kiwanians plan to use the proceeds to purchase books for the Wellsville City Library. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. Ottawa Herald 1962 FIRST IN KANSAS 1M4M PnnlUned dmOy except Sunday ut Holiday!. SeeoMl OUM poetac* M Ottawa, Kama*. RobMt B. Weilinctca Editor And Publisher •ubicrlption ratea to trade area—By mall, one month 11.00, three month*. tt.OO, six months. 15.00. one year t.oo. dubicripttun rates outalde trade area —By mall, one month. fl.BO; three montha |4.26; els month*. 18.00; on* trear, $15.00. MEMBER OV TRS AMOdATED The Aaeoolated Pren u entitled •» ciuilvely to the we tor publication of all the local newt printed In the new*. paper ai wall aa all AP new* dla> oaten- Public Sale Will sell at Public Auction located at 749 Tremont Street, Ottawa, Kansas on Saturday, Mar. 30, '63 at 1 P.M. 7 ROOM HOUSE AND 2 LOTS — Possession soon after sale. Taxes all paid. Good house. Good location and close to school. TERMS $],000 DOWN DAY OF SALE — Balance when abstract is approved by the buyer. If you want to see the property before sale day call: C. L KENT, OWNERS Topeka, Kansas, — CEntral 4-3672. Auctioneer: Claude Myers. Phone: 918, Centropolla.

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