The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 19, 1963 · Page 11
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 11

Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1963
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12 THE OTTAWA HERALD Tuesday, March 19, 1963 BLOSSOMS OF SPRING — Spring means a lot of things to a lot of people, but everyone would agree that flowers and green grass are two of its most pleasing products. Ottawa's grass for the most part is still dead, though, and the timid flowers have yet to sally forth. Here, however, are some "blossoms" in the grass that are mighty sweet to the more important people. You'll find many other "blossoms" of spring in advertisements in today's Herald. (Herald Photo) Scouts Plan Stay In Shelter CARTHAGE, Mo. (AP) - About 1,200 Boy Scouts from eastern Kansas and southwest Missouri will spend 36 hours in a cave shelter in the Carthage area as part of an emergency training test. The date of the test and the location of the cave are being kept secret by Civil Defense and Boy Scout officials, who will say only that it will start on a Friday in the next two or three weeks. The scouts, ranging in age from 10& to 18, will take only survival crackers and a canteen of water each into the cave. In two earlier 24-hour tests, 28 scouts holed up in Joplin on Jan. 20, and 12 at Carthage in early February. Scouts for the big trial will come from Vernon, Barton, McDonald and Jasper counties in Missouri and from Baxter Springs Galena, Columbus, Pittsburg and Fort Scott in Kansas. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader Wheat Vote Big Farm Question NEW YORK (AP)-One question dominates the conversation of farmers from 44 states at a convention here this week: "How are the farmers going to vote in the referendum to be held across the nation in the spring?" Delegates to the annual National Farmers Union convention agree that results of the referendum could spell drastic changes in agriculture and the government's role in farming. The Agriculture Department will conduct, probably in May, a referendum, on a new wheat control program advanced by the Kennedy administration and supported by the Farmers Union. The plan would further restrict production and provide for a dual price support system. Advocates contend it would improve the wheat economy. But the issue is broader than that. Affected will be the entire structure of the federal farm subsidies, started during the New Deal. Glenn J. Talbott, vice president being spent on developing ways of persuading farmers to vote af- irmatively. Convention leaders look to Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. ~>eeman to offer some ideas in a speech to the convention tonight. of the Farmers Union, said defeat of the wheat plan "would mean that the farm program is a dead duck." Strong forces are fighting the wheat proposal because they believe its rejection would influence Congress and perhaps President Kennedy to withdraw from agriculture. Under the programs, the government is spending more than $3 billion a year to support farm income and control surpluses. Fighting the wheat plan are those who contend the government has failed to correct agriculture's problems and should withdraw. In this camp is the American Farm Bureau Federation, chief rival of the Farmers Union. A two-thirds majority of the farmers voting is required to adopt the wheat program. Most convention delegates described the contest as very close. Referendum defeat could seriously affect the influence of the Farmers Union. Because of this, much of the delegates' time is Life Sentence For Murder MANKATO, Kan. (AP)-Wilbur Edward Allen pleaded guilty to a murder charge and was sentenced Monday to life in prison. He admitted the holdup-slaying of John Maxwell, 80, at the latter's rural service station between Webber, Kan., and Superior, Neb on Aug. 7, 1962. Allen was arrested in Florida on Dec. 10. He cleared another man who was being held for investigation in the case. Sentence was imposed by District Judge Donald J. Magaw. O'Connor's Shoes 205 S. Main Risque hails the return of sling pumps The smart looking sling- back pump you always loved is back again! And Risque features a lovely collection of open or closed toes, all with smartly detailed vamps and the fashion look you prize! See them now! In Both, Houses, 50 States Sees Apportionment On Population Basis By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY WASHINGTON (AP)-Lawyers fighting for more political power for city folks and suburbanites got a big lift today out of a "one person, one vote" decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. To Charles S. Rhyne, former president of the American Bar Association and attorney for city dwellers, the decision points in only one direction: Eventually—and probably sooner than many people think—both houses of each state legislature in the 50 states will be apportioned according to population. This would indeed be a political revolution, turning many a politician's plans and future topsy- turvy. But the day is not yet, and a leader on the other side of the Don't Snooze In The Booze NANCY, France (AP) - Don't snooze where they make the booze —that's the moral of this story. A winery apprentice, Jean Marechal, 16, climbed into an empty wine vat Monday for a nap and passed out from the fumes. Jean was found an hour later by a fellow worker, revived and taken to a hospital with a king- size hangover. Cooper's Atlas At Canaveral CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —The Atlas missile scheduled to boost astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr. into orbit has arrived here for several weeks of preflight checkouts. Cooper's flight is set for May 7 at the earliest. fight, Brevard Crihfield, executive secretary of the Council of State Governments, sees a long, controversy-strewn road ahead. Crihfield holds with retired Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter that the high court was unwise to venture into the "political thicket" of voting apportionment. "I foresee," Crihfield told a newsman today, "almost limitless litigation and confusion ahead of us, to the detriment of orderly governmental processes." "Actually Monday's 8-1 decision did not deal with apportionment of state legislatures—though many lawyers felt it inscribed certain handwriting on the wall. What it did was to administer the coup de grace to Georgia's eld county unit system for reckoning results of statewide Democratic primaries. The system, before it was revamped somewhat in a vain attempt to get by the courts, made a farmer's vote in the least populous county worth 99 times the vote of an Atlanta citizen. This was done by providing that a governorship candidate, for example, who carried a county got all its unit votes. One result was that red-gallused Gene Talmadge, late governor, once remarked that he never bothered to campaign in a community big enough to have streetcar tracks. The system was knocked out by a lower federal court, and last year's Georgia primary was on a popular basis. An appeal was filed, however, and Monday the unit system went out the window irrevocably. Writing for the majority, Justice William 0. Douglas said the concept of political equality, from the Declaration of Independence down, "can mean only one thing—one person, one vote." To the dissenter, Justice John M. Harlan, this "flies in the face of history," He said the idea of 'one person, one vote" has never been universally accepted in England or this country. Harlan said he could not'deem it irrational for Georgia to "apply its county unit system to the selection of candidates for ... statewide offices in order to assure against a predominantly 'city point of view' in the administration of state affairs." Will They Close A New School? KIPP, Kan. (AP) - The Kipp rural high school district faces a problem familiar to many others in Kansas—not enough money and not enough pupils to get more money. But Kipp's patrons must consider another factor — their 20 pupils are attending classes in a building erected just eight years ago at a cost of $186,000. The old building, insured for $100,000, burned in 1953. The district raised another $100,000 in bonds and put up the new building. Voters will decide March 25 whether to close the school and send the children to Gypsum, eight miles south. Kipp, population 85, is 10 miles southeast of Salina. Springtime! Time to Call Wilson's Cleaners. EVERY GARMENT CLEANED BY US RECEIVES FiberTone SizingProcess, the same 1 beauty treatment given brand new \ clothes. Another regular dryclean- I ing service at... //J WILSON'S DRIVE-IN CLEANERS 1523 S. 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