The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 18, 1963 · Page 1
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fei OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 83 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Family Of Sore Throats The Donald Stottlemirc family, one mile west of Rantoul, carried togetherness to an unusual degree during the weekend. The parents entered their five children in Ransom Memorial Hospital Saturday for tonsilecto- mies. The children are Donald, 13; Glorai, 9; Daryl, 7; Steven 6, and Debbie, 4. The operations took place one after another until all were finished. The two older boys shared one room. The other children were in another room across the hall. "This way we didn't have to arrange so many trips to the hospital," the father said. The family lives on a farm. Mrs. Stottlemire remained overnight with the children. "I just sat in a big chair," she said. "I was up quite a lot during the night. It was a bit rugged, but I'm glad it is all over." Hospital authorities report they occasionally get two children in the family in for ton- silectomies and rarely three. Once there were four in one family in at one time but this is the first time in the hospital's history that five in one family had tonsilectomies day. the same Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—3 For March—13 For 1963—74 Comparable 1962 period—91 SPECIAL REGISTRATION NOTICE TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF OTTAWA, KANSAS: You are hereby notified that the books for the registration of voters will be kept open between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 9 o'clock p.m., from the 18th day of March, 1963 to the 22nd day of March, 1963, both dates inclusive, and that said registration books will be closed on the last named date at 9 o'clc k p.m. for the purpose of registering to vote at the Regular General Municipal Election to be held in said City on the 2nd day of April, 1963. IF, you have never registered to vote in the City of Ottawa, Kansas and have resided in the State of Kansas six months or more and in the ward thirty days or more, and have attained the age of 21 years, you must register before you will be eligible to vote in said City. IF, you have previously registered to vote in said City and failed to vote at the General Election held in said City in November, 1962 and have not since reregistered, you must re-register. IF, you have moved from your house or street number where you lived when last registered, you must re-register. IF, you have changed your name, you must repregister. Any person desiring to register to vote in the City of Ottawa, Kansas must appear in person at my office in the City Hall. Special arrangements may be made for the sick or disabled or persons absent from the State. Donald R. Capper City Clerk Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv OPERATION EN MASSE — The five children of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stottlemire, Rantoul, compare notes the morning after Saturday tonsilectomies at Ransom Memorial Hospital. At back are Donald, 13, and Daryl, 7. Others are (from left) Debbie, 4; Steven, 6; and Gloria, 9. Children all wear "luck of the Irish" St. Patrick's Day tags provided by a Brownie troop for hospital patients to wear March 17. (Herald Photo by Lois Smith) Farm Income Down 12 Per Cent In State WASHINGTON (AP)- Average net income per farm in Kansas fell from $4,447 in 1961 to $3,907 last year, a drop of 12 per cent, the Agriculture Department reports. Nationally, the realized net income per farm rose from $3,360 to $3,498 during that period. Cash receipts from farm mar- ketings in Kansas declined from $1,342 million in 1961 to $1,286 million last year while the total cash receipts from farming in the state, including government farm program payments, fell from $1,425 million to $1,391 million, Government payments to Kansas farmers under various farm programs increased, however from $83.2 million 1961 to $105.3 million last year. * * * "Increased receipts from cattle and calves and sorghums did not offset the decreased receipts from wheat, dairy products, and hogs," the department said in a summary on Kansas farm income for the year. "Total government paym e n t s were sharply upward mostly because of increases in wheat program payments." Cash receipts from marketings of livestock in the state were $683,102,000 in 1962 compared with $683,195.000 in previous year, but cash receipts from crop market- ings decreased to $603,347,000 last, year compared with $658,835,000 the previous year. The largest amount paid by the government to Kansas farmers under the farm programs in 1962 * * * was $42.4 million under the 1962 feed grain program. Other programs and payments in Kansas during the last year: The 1962 wheat program, $33 million; soil bank, $16.1 million; conservation, $6.1 million; 1963 wheat program, $2.9 million; and 1961 feed grain program, $2.7 million. Others were wool act, $945,000; Great Plains conservation, $523,000, and sugar act, $378,000. Tauy's Toot Sounds like the tailend of March is going to be more like abattering ram than a lamb. Ladies Samles 4-4%-5 6.99—Paines Bootery. 4.99 to Adv. Public Works Program Asked By Farm Leader NEW YORK (AP) - President James G. Patton of the National Farmers Union called today for a massive public works program to put the nation's unemployed and underemployed to work at increasing the U.S. economic growth. The farm leader said such a program should emphasize projects such as hydroelectric dams, steam generating plants, pollution abatement, desalinization of water and atomic energy plants. Patton made this plea in a talk prepared for the annual convention of his organization, attended by an estimated 2,000 delegates and members from 44 states. Patton, long a supporter of public welfare, farm programs and related federal spending programs, rapped critics of President Kennedy's budget and proposals for a tax cut. "The fact that we suffer recurrent recessions, economic plateaus and increasing unemployment is the result," he said, "of rules and procedures of a scarcity economy being applied to an economy of abundance." The convention drew farmers from as far west as the Rocky Mountain states, many of whom came here in bus caravans. Patton discounted the seriousness of the national debt and the President's record peacetime budget. He said critics of the debt ignore the fact that the per capita share actually is less than it was in 1946. The farm leader said a big, constructive public works program would accelerate economic growth —bring it possibly up to an annual rate of 7 to 10 per cent compared with the present estimated annual rate of 3% per cent. Furthermore, he said, it would put the jobless to work and generate new tax revenues. To Test Warning Sirens Civil Defense sirens over the City of Ottawa will be sounded at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, to test the distance the warnings can be heard. Civil Defense authorities said the test would be held primarily to check schools while children are in classes. The alert will be sounded in the same manner a warning would be given for tornado danger or in the event of an air raid. One strong blast of the sirens for a 3-minute period will be sounded, followed five minutes later by an undulating blast, meaning extreme danger. After the extreme danger signal, a one-minute blast will sound all clear. Police Chief E. W. Flaherty said police cars would patrol the city at the time of the test to check how well the siren blasts are heard in all parts of Ottawa. Flaherty also urged citizens not to call police headquarters. He said the lines should be left open for emergency calls only. Can Still Get Type III A make-up clinic at w h i g h Type HI oral polio vaccine will be given will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Franklin County courthouse. The make - up session was scheduled because there were so much flu and other illness last week which may have kept some persons from getting the vaccine, said Mrs. Rosalie Osburn, county public health nurse. She said 4,182 persons in the county had taken Type III so far. County Historical Society Museum The Old Depot Is The Old Depot' "The Old Depot." This is the official name for the Franklin County Historical Society's museum. The decision to so name the old Santa Fe station was reached Sunday at a meeting of the trustees of the county historical association. The station was presented to the county historical group last fall by the Santa Fe Railroad following the opening of the new station at the junction. Following the meeting of trustees, a general membership meeting was at the hotel. About 80 persons attended. Presiding was president of the society, Ben Park. Park outlined plans for "The Old Depot" which is to become the historical center of the county. "Initial renovation has commenced," Park said. "Most obvious is the iron fence enclosing the outside porch area. This fence was given to the society by the Santa Fe after it was dismantled and moved from its station at Colorado Springs." The outside area now being fenced will be used for the display of large mechanical farm equipment, cars and other items which resist weather. The central area on the west side of the station, he said, eventually will be used as a refreshment and rest area so visitors can sit at "The Old Depot" and watch the trains go by, In the near future, Park added, remodeling and decorating of the south waiting room and the ticket office will be done. These spaces will be used for initial exhibiting areas and for office facilities of the society. Also the society plans to remodel a room off the waiting room for railroad lore. The large room on the north side of the old office will be used for general assembly and display purposes, and it is there that various programs will be held. North part of the ground floor will be used as office space, a receiving area and as a work shop. Eventually, the society hopes to remodel the upper floor of the depot for a model of a general store, a Victorian period room, a one-room schoolhouse and a war memorial room, as well as an exhibit area for old photographs. Park said the development of these areas depends largely on when proper and sufficient historical donations are received. Park added that the trustees voted to make the changes necessary within the availability of funds in the hopes that the museum can be opened to the public this summer. The society receives more than $4,000 annually from a tax levy. To complete the initial phase planned, Park said about $1,500 in donations is needed. Persons interested in contributing can do so by mailing checks to Alma Schweitzer at the Peoples National Bank. { Persons wishing to donate his torical items should call Mrs. Alice Harclerode, Museum director. The meeting closed with the showing of a movie on Henry Ford's "Greenfield Village" and "Museum." Next meeting of the society will be in June at "The Old D'jpot." Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gault will be in charge of the program. It also was announced that the centennial cabin in City Park will again be opened when the weather warms up. The local DAR will supply hostesses. Special visitations to the cabin can be arranged by calling Mr. or Mrs. Franklin Baker, 426 S. Hickory, or Mrs. Harclerode. President Wcos Middle America Thousands Greet Him In Costa Rica SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP)President Kennedy declared today his San Jose conference with six Middle-America presidents is designed "to strengthen our defenses against the forces of foreign imperialism." In a speech delivered on his arrival at La Sabana Airport, Kennedy put the emphasis on economic development. He described the three-day conference as a meeting to bolster the common market plan for the six nations lying between the North and South American continents. "We seek not the subjugation of new lands but the freedom of our old republics," Kennedy said, "not the accumulation of gold for a few, but in search of a better way of life for all our people." An hour before the president's arrival, a light rain of volcanic ash began drifting down on San Jose from Irazu volcano, 45 miles northeast of this capital. The volcano erupted last week and still is puffing smoke. As the ash sifted down from cloudy skies, many among the thousands lining the streets along the route of the presidential parade wiped their eyes and ears. In his speech, Kennedy noted that the host of the conference, President Francisco J. Orlich, had called for "effort, sacrifice and hardship necessary to preserve the right of each man, each woman and child to live in dignity." "We are here, Mr. President, to join with you in that effort," Kennedy said. "We come as allies, and through our alliance we will forge the utilimate victory in our Grand Alianza para el Progreso (Alliance for Progress.)' Kennedy said the Caribbean area "is the scene now of new states achieving independence and it is the home of an old associate which has temporarily lost its freedom to foreign rule." This was a reference to Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Cuba. The assembled presidents of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Pana- ma want stronger measures against Cuba, where home-grown guerrillas are being trained for subversion in Latin America. Informed sources said they will ask for further measures to prevent the export of Castro-communism to their shores. A Storm Warning A warning of severe thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and a tornado or two this afternoon and evening in the Ottawa area was issued today by the Kansas City Weather Bureau. It said the warning was for a band 120 miles wide extending from Wichita Falls, Tex., to Joplin, Mo. The warning period was 2 to 8 p.m. * * * The Weather (30-Day Forecast, Pg. 5) COUNTY FORECAST- Cloudy with intermittent rains and thunderstorms tonight. Local hail and rain in excess of an inch likely. Tuesday cloudy and windy. Lows tonight upper 30s to lower 40s. High Tuesday near 50. KANSAS FORECAST - Showers and thunderstorms tonight, with heavy thunderstorms accompanied by local hail and more than inch of rain east. Cloudy and windy Tuesday. Cooler extreme south with lows tonight 30s northwest to 40s south east. High Tuesday near 40 northwest to 50s southeast. High temperatures Saturday, 68; low Sunday, 30; high Sunday, 58; low today, 30; high year ago today, 67; low year ago today, 3»; record high this date, 86 In 1921; record low this date, 1 In 1923; hourly temperatures, 14 hours ending I a.m., today; m. m. m. 9 a. 10 a. 11 a. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m, 6 p. m. P 8 P. .37 40 45 50 52 54 57 56 55 53 49 47 9 p. m. 10 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. ...46 p. m 43 42 41 41 41 41 39 40 42 43 44 MRS. HARMA L. WALKER; Longtime «• Ottawan ; Dies At 86 \ Mrs. Harma Louisa Walker, 88, 604 S. Poplar, an Ittawa res*, dent 82 years, died early yesterday at her home. She had beai in failing health for some time. Funeral services will be Tuea- day at 10:30 a.m. at Lamb Funeral Home. Dr. Raymond P. Jennings will officiate. Burial wffl be in Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Walker, the former Haiv ma Louisa Ash, was born July 8, 1876, at La Porte, Ind., where her father was a minister. She was the last of a family of six children. She came to Ottawa in 1881 and was married to Gardner Peyton Walker Jan. 3, 1900. She attended Hawthorne and Washington grade schools and Ottawa University Academy. She was the second oldest member of First Baptist Church, joining in June, 1891, andpljad been a member of Gener^;j|dward Hand Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, lor more than 46 years. \ Surviving are the widower; one son, Gardner Peyton Walker, Jr., Arlington, Va.; one daughter, Louise Palmer Walker of the home; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. New Red Cross Socialites at Paines Bootery. Adv. 'Good To Be Home' After Seven Months In Hospital "It's good to be home." That was the comment from Ralph Emerson who has returned home after more than seven months of hospitalization at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kas. Emerson was critically injured last Aug. 3 at the electrical substation at the 15th-Main Street intersection. A lineman for the city electric department, he came in contact with more than 2,400 volts while trying to get a serial number from a switch. He was taken to Ransom Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Medical Center. Except for a few hours two weeks ago when he was home he has been there ever since. During his lengthy stay at the Medical Center Emerson underwent surgery 13 times, and after months of physical therapy is now sitting up in a wheel chair. He will continue his therapy treatment at home and will return to the Medical Center in two months for a checkup. Emerson, also a state district sol'tball commissioner, has partial use of his left leg but is still paraly/ed in the right. His left hand, which was severely burned and has undergone considerable skin grafting, is of little use to him. He is able to move around with his wheel chair and on crutches. Until he is stronger he is up about two hours at a time and is receiving visitors at home. Since that fateful August afternoon Ralph has lost 35 pounds. And, in typical Emerson humor, he says, "I intend to keep it off.", HOME AT LAST - Ralph Emerson, home alter MVM months in hospital flashes smile that represents cheerful outlook and courage which have brought Urn through much aoffet- ing since an accident hurt August. (Herald Photo)

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