The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 19, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 84 7 CENTS OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 1963 3 SECTIONS — 38 PAGES They're Back At Capistrano SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) - "The first group came in at 6:10 a.m. There were quite a few. They hovered around their old nests, like they were seeing what they'd need to rebuild." That was an unofficial spokesman's description this morning of this seaside town's annual big moment — the return of the swallows to old Capistrano. Actually, swallows have been winging in for days. The ministers of the Churches n Ottawa met with Juvenile udge Robert L. Pinet at the ^Jorth American Hotel this morn- ng to discuss the increased need f the members of this - commu- lity to supplement and assist the uvenile Court and the Welfare Office in dealing with our young >eople. Also present were Mrs. Wanda Jaird, county welfare director; SUDDENLY, IT'S SPRING — Mrs. John Mathias, 1021 N. Sycamore, bookkeeper and saleslady at Osburn's Greenhouse, shows sign of approaching season as she displays potted Azalea. Few flowers have yet braved Ottawa's cool temperatures outdoors, but that wiU change soon. Advertisements in today's Herald, the annual spring opening issue, and Ottawa stores are filled with suggestions and items that will make this spring blossom for you as no spring ever has before. Happy spring. (Herald Photo) No Sweeter Day Than Yesterday By A. I. VAN CLEAVE I'll take a day like yesterday anytime. Not too cold and not too warm. A softly - falling rain to put a * * * The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair and cooler tonight. Fan* and warmer tomorrow. Lows tonight 30 to 35. Highs tomorrow 55 to 60. KANSAS FORECAST - Clearing tonight and tomorrow and cooler over most of state tonight followed by general warming tomorrow. Low tonight 20s northwest to 30s southeast. High tomorrow 55 to 60. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday will average near normal west to three to five degrees above normal east. Cooler Wednesday, warmer Thursday, turning cooler again Friday or Saturday. Normal highs 52-62; normal lows 24 northwest to 40 southeast. Precipitation will average moderate west to locally heavy east, occurring as showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night or Wednesday and again Friday or Saturday. Amounts will vary from a quarter of an inch west to an inch east. High temperature yesterday, 68; low today, 41; high year ago today, 88; low rear ago today, 40; record high this date, 91 in 1907; record low this date, D in 1923; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 44 9 p. m. 10 a. m 47 10 p. m. 11 a. m 49 11 p. m. Noon 53 Midnight ..65 1 a. m. ..54 2 a. m. 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 54 57 ." 60 60 60 64 3 a. m. 4 a. m 46 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .45 .43 42 41 coat of polish on paved streets, tree branches and rooftops. And the soft wipe of a cloud-diluted sun to make them shine. You could drive west on most any Ottawa street after 5 p.m. and there would be a path of gold laid out in front of you all the way to the sun. What a shame when duty pulled you up at some colorless red light and forced you to turn in some direction other than the glorious west. Earlier you could stand on the porch and see and hear and smell the rain. "Why do you always stand on the porch when it rains, Dad?" Because, son, the world was soiled and weary and the angels were so unhappy about it they cried and their tears cleansed and refreshed the world. And it isn't soiled and weary anymore. "Mommy, Daddy said the angels were crying." A big juicy drop would splash on the railing now and then and send tiny grains of water to tickle your nose. "There's gonna be a tornado, Daddy, the paper said so." And you know what you can do with the paper. Oh, but that's for the readers to say and never for me. What the paper says, son, is that there's a possibility of a tornado or two in a wide area all around the world from Amarillo to St. Jo, and even a hundred •tornadoes couldn't find us in that big area. "Mommy, Daddy said there ain't gonna be no tornado." I'll take a day like yesterday when the wind wasn't like it was Saturday. I'm not much for wind. Plan Summer Play Program Members of the. Ottawa Recreation Commission met last night at the home of Bob Killough to discuss plans for the coming summer's activities. It was announced that the general program of recreation will not begin until June 17, but some of the preliminary activities will open the week before. The dates for the start of the program are being arranged to prevent interference with the Vacation Bible Schools of the various Ottawa churches, Orb's Cox, director of the program said. Those activities which begin on June 10 will be confined to afternoon sessions, which will leave the mornings free for the Bible School classes. Swimming will have a 6-week run, Cox said, ending on July 30. By using afternoon and evening hours the Softball and baseball programs can begin June 10, which is the start of the final week of the aVcation Bible Schools, held in the morning hours. This will make is possible to have eight weeks of soft ball and baseball, with the programs ending Aug. 3. The general program of playgrounds games and other general activities of recreation will begin June 17 and end Aug. 3. Members of the recreation commission are V. 0. Schultz, chair man; Orlis Cox, director; Jules Doty, secretary; and Eddie Sheldon, Marvin Durbin and Killough Oh, I don't mind one of those jreezes that writers say "wafts," one that pulls just a little stronger on a kite than the kites tail does, one that fills the sails and cools the brow. But I don't care for none of Jiat Saturday wind that throws brickbat-sized grains of sand into your face. I'll take Kansas, because it gives you a day like Saturday to sweeten a day like yesterday. And I'll take spring, because only it can give you a day like yesterday. "Daddy, Mommy said come to dinner and be sure and wipe the mud off your feet." Dragged 12 Miles By Car CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) —A sports car struck and killed a Charlottesville youth early today and dragged his body beneath the vehicle for 12 miles. A witness chased the car into Charlottesville where it was fount abandoned near the University o Virginia campus. The body oi James Patrick Akins, 19, was recovered from under the low-slung auto. Police questioned the owner, an unidentified university student, to determine who was driving the car. Akins home after attending Clemson College on a footbal scholarship for a semester, and friend, Barry Mawyer, had an ac cident in their car near restaurant-motel. A witness, Merle Durham, said Akins was either thrown from th car or was getting out. The sports car came along and struck Akins dragging the youth with it. Durham said he jumped in hi car and chased the sports car into Charlottesville at high speeds. Who Runs Who, Angell Asks TOPEKA (AP)-A House sub committee has charged the state board of cosmetology failed to fol low directives by the Legislature in making appropriations for th< last two years. The Ways and Means subcom mittee said the agency had no complied with a legislative direc tive to reduce its office staff. "The question is whether th legislature runs the agency or th agency runs the legislature," Rep Wayne Angell, R-Ottawa, subcom mittee chairman, said. Boys Tennis Shoes 2.9 Bootery. Paine Adv Discuss Needs Of Youngsters Bulgur On School Lunchtable HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Julgur, a processed wheat food, las been accepted for use in the 'ederal school lunch and institutional and welfare feeding program, the Kansas Wheat Commis- iion said today. Twenty-two states and Washing ton, D. C., are included in the pilot program, it said. Kansas is one of the estates and will receive bulgur when it is distributed this month. Marcia Watt of Topeka and Freda Ross of Hutchinson, wheat commission demonstrators, have conducted demonstrations on the use of bulgur in school lunch programs at regional meetings in various parts of the country. Recipes will be printed by the Kansas Wheat Commission and distributed to participating schools and institutions. Election Set At Princeton In a caucus at Princeton, the Following were chosen as candidates for city offices to be filled at the April 2 election: For Mayor — Arthur Atchison and Jake Ralston. For Police Judge — Calvin Shaffer and Merle Heckman. For Councilmen — Elmer Louderback, Kenneth Humiston, Jim Cannady, Mark Walter, C. A. Graden, Eleanor Cole, Ronald Ball Acie Reeves C. R. Donart Jr. Garrett Harms, Ronald Foltz George Swank, Laura Sutton and Alice Hamilton. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—1 For March—14 For 1963—75 Comparable 1962 period—92 Accuse Uncle Sam Of Lies And Deceit and Larry McGrath, juvenile pro- >ation officer. Mrs. Baird told the group of the number of children during the ast year who have received serv- ces from the Welfare Department. The ministers expressed sur>rise that so large an umber of children could receive such bene- 'its, when there are so few dedicated women who serve. Mrs. Baird pointed out that these services were not money handouts, or material gifts, but plain simile befriendment through acts of Itoristian charity. She stressed [hat she was not telling the group what a good job the department is doing but merely trying to show Lhat there was so much more to be done, and the only place to turn is to the members of the community. McGrath pointed out that Judge Pinet and Mrs. Baird and he believed that, if the members of the community were aware of the many acts of charity which the people could do for the children which did not require them to "adopt" the child into the home, the children would be greatly benefitted as well as the community itself. The judge commented that he hoped the people of Franklin County would respond to the plan as warmly and wholeheartedly as the ministers of their churches. WASHINGTON (AP)-Ncwspa- per publishers and broadcasters accused the government today of deceiving the American people in times of crisis. They demanded an end to policies that restrict or distort the news. A panel of representatives from news media gave their views at a House subcommittee hearing on government handling of news. They said lies by government officials are undermining the faith of the people in the credibility of what the government says. And they likend news management to tactics of the Communist ations. Gene Robb, publisher of the Al- iany (N.Y.) Times-Union and tnickerbocker News, told the ubcommittee, "The record now ontains several instances of the ;overnment's lying in its reports 0 the American people in times 1 crisis." "These crises range from the jriginal lie about the U2 over- light of Russia through the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuba [uarantine," said Robb, who is vice president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association. "We have, as a result, a really serious crisis in the credibility of ;overnment pronouncements. "A government can successfully ie no more than once to its peo- )le. Thereafter everything it says and does becomes suspect, all the more so when a high rank- ng government officer makes speeches to justify these lies." Charles S. Rowe, editor of the iTredericksburg (Va.) Free Lance- Star and chairman of the Freedom of Information Committee of Phe Associated Press Managing Editors Association, warned: "If we should accept a premise that the government has a right Won't Bend Retirement Regulations TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas House today killed Gov. John Anderson's proposal for providing some flexibility in the mandatory retirement age of 70. A bill incorporating the gover nor's recommendation received only 27 favorable votes. There were 65 votes against it. The bill had passed the Senate and contained several other revisions in the state's retirement law. But House members indicated they were voting primarily on the matter of mandatory retirement. Several members noted that one of the main points advanced in selling the retirement program to the legislature was that it would make retirement mandatory al age 70. "Now in just two years they come along and want to open this up again," one House member said. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Tuttle Reservoir Filled By June 1 When Tuttle Creek Reservoir, six miles north of Manhattan on the Blue River, is dedicated on June 1 and 2, the water level of the reservoir will be at or near its normal elevation, according to present indications, Col. A. P. Rollins Jr., district engineer for the Kansas City District of the Corps of Army Engineers said today. With normal rainfall the pool should finish filling to its conservation elevation in April as it is now only 3.44 feet below that elevation. The conservation pool level is designed at 1075 feet above sea level. Public use boat ramps have been constructed at an elevation of 1069, and now has sufficient water for use by boaters. However, some of the access roads to these ramps are not yet finished. With proper construction weath er it is expected that all ac cess roads will be completed by early summer, Col. Rollins said The Tuttle Creek project con trols the flow of excess water from the Blue River Valley am will have a significant effect on river stages of the Kaw river down to its mouth at Kansas City, as well as a significant ef feet on river stages of the Mis souri and Mississippi rivers in times of severe storm. In the disastrous flood of thi Kaw in July, 1951, prior to the construction of Tuttle Creek proj ect, the Blue River floodwaters contributed heavily to the waters pouring into the Missouri River from the Kaw at Kansas City am were responsible for pushing the Kaw flood stage much highe along the course of the river from Manhattan to Kansas City. to lie to the American people under one set of circumstances, there is a serious danger that this repugnant philosophy will be extended to more and more circumstances and we will find ourselves being lied to with incrasing frequency. In the battle of democracy versus totalitarianism, let us not imitate the tactics of our ad- vesaries. Let our weapon be the Lruth, not a lie." Rowe complained about a Pentagon directive requiring that interviews or telephone conversations with newsmen be reported by Defense Department personnel. He said the policy is not necessary for military security, and nobody claimel it will help plug security leaks. "But such a directive can be used to intimidate the dissenter, the official who may believe that a government decision is grossly wrong and who feals that the American people are entitled to know what is wrong and why,'* Rowe said. "If such an official can be scared into silence, then the party line and only %the party line will be given to the American people.** At the outset of the hearing. Rep. John E. Moss, D-Calif., said there is need for more advance planning on how, in time of crisis, to meet the problem of "keeping the public accurately informed without at the same time playing into the hands of our opponents." Moss is chairman of the subcommittee on foreign operation* and government information. People In The News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, chatting with West German Consul General George Federer Monday night at Albany, N. Y., remarked that his ancestors had come from Germany in the 1700's. "That's very nice," Federer replied. "My mother came from Chicago." Mildred Custin, president of a woman's store, has been picked as "Man of the Year" by the Chestnut Street Association, a group of merchants in Philadelphia's main shopping district. She is the first woman to receive the award. She was chosen for achievement in merchandising and allied fields. She is with Bonwit's. James R. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union (Ind.), says "We are living in a police state." He says the charge is supported by what he calls antilabor legislation pending in Congress and creation within Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy's office of an "extensive organization devoted excltt* sively to the continued harassment of labor." Hoffa made the charge in speaking at a convention of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (Ind.) in Denver, Colo. Tauy's Toot With so many "first arrival** reports coming in the dead of winter, I have a sneaking, cynical idea that some Capistrano swallows and some Kansas robins have never heard of Florida. - RED WING Boots-Work Shoei —Paines Bootery. Adv. Drys' Bid Fails, But House Would Jail Drunk Drivers TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas House refused today to override a committee decision killing proposed resubmission of the prohibition question. A short time later the House voted 83-14 to pass a bill making a jail sentence mandatory upon a second conviction of drunken driving. The move to revive the prohibition question was made by Rep. John Bower, R-McLouth, one of the leading drys in the legislature. Bower, a minister in private life, said he thought the question is one that should be settled by the whole House. He moved that the proposal to resubmit the question be placed on the calendar for full floor debate. But Rep. Jess Taylor- R-Tribune, said Bower merely wanted to get the members of the House on the record. "Then he can say you voted wet or dry," Taylor told the House, "but the question really is whether you uphold the committee system." Taylor is chairman of the House State Affairs Committee which voted Monday 11-6 against sending the proposal to the House floor. After this vote, the committee killed the proposal, 9-1. The drunken driving bill now goes to the Senate. It leaves the matter of a jail sentence to the discretion of the court on a first offense. Bunt on a second offense a jail sentence would be mandatory. The offender could not be paroled or put on probation until he had served at least 10 days. "CAN I BORROW YOUR MULE?" - Mike Stine, one of the Herald's carriers, wife U* share of today's "Suddenly It's Spring" edition, is wondering just how he is going to f«t 'em delivered, but, since Mike has a helper he'll probably make it (Herald Photo). 4

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