The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 19, 1963 · Page 23
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 23

Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, March 19, 1963
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12 THE OTTAWA HERALD Tuesday, March 19, 1963 CRAWLING TO SAFETY — Two women crawl toward dry ground on ladder and board spread across ice pushed into yards of house;; near Silver Creek, N.Y., by flooding waters of Cattaragus Creek. Their dog walks cautiously. Governor's Wife Heads Delegation TOPEKA (AP) — A governor's wife for the first time will lead tiie delegation of Kansas in their annual trips to the Republican women's conference in Washington this year. Mrs. John Anderson Jr. will lead the group to the April 25-27 meeting, it was announced by Mrs. Frank Haucke of Council Grove, Kansas, conference chairman. Other leaders from Kansas expected to be among the more than 1,500 women attending are Mrs. C. Y. Semple of Baxter Springs, national committee woman, and Lahoma Dennis of Topeka, president of the Kansas Women's Republican Club. A special bus is being arranged. Some of the women will travel by train and plane. Mississippi Flood Threat MEMPHIS (AP) — Army Engineers said the first phase of flood control operations began Monday near Cairo, 111., in the wake of new rains as the rapidly rising Mississippi River poured over its banks into unprotected lowlands. Col. Edmund Kirby-Smith, Memphis district engineer, said there was no need for alarm and the preliminary work is only observation and preparation for possible flooding. The river rose another foot at Caruthersville, Mo., Monday and a six inches at Memphis and Helena, Ark. The Weather Bureau urged persons in unprotected areas to take precautions. The river is expected to rise another three feet by Thursday and crest at 39.5 feet Sunday at Caruthersville, 7.5 feet above flood stage. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. Senate Nears Adjournment TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Senate moved toward adjournment Monday, advanced a bill to tell students of the dangers of communism and prepared for a funeral. The funeral is for Sen. August W. Lauterbach, R-Colby, who died in Topeka over the weekend. Lauterbach was the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which drafts finance bills. A delegation of Senate and House members will fly to Goodland in a Kansas National Guard plane Wednesday and be driven to Colby for the services. The Senate adopted and sent to the House a resolution that would halt consideration after Saturday of all but four types of Senate bills. House or Senate measures involving revenue and taxation, appropriations, apportionment and education would remain alive. The Senate advanced a bill to require instruction in Kansas high schools on the perils of communism. The measure was advanced without a dissenting vote. The Senate also advanced a bill to authorize the Kansas Corporation Commission to grant a temporary production bonus t othe discoverer of a new oil field. Backers say it will encourage wildcatting in Kansas. Sen. Ralph Rinker, R-Great Bend, chairman of the oil and gas committee, said: It would exempt from liability recover his initial investment more quickly." A bill to encourage owners of buildings to participate in Civil Defense programs was passed and sent to the House. it would exempt from liability for injuries and deaths in their public shelters. A bill to permit longer trucks on the highways was left hanging by sudden Senate adjournmnent. The House gave preliminary approval to an amended version of a bill to impose a mandatory jail sentence on drunken drivers. It would permit parole or probation for a first offense but require 10-day jail term on second convictions. The original version would have required a five-day sentence on initial convictions. The House killed a bill designed to prohibit lobbyists from entering the floor of either House while it was meeting. Some members contended present rules are sufficient. The House tentatively approved a bill which would allow an agency head to request that em- ployes over 70 continue on their jobs. Retirement now is mandatory at 70. Speaker Charles Arthur said the bill to bring Wichita University into the state system of higher educaion probably will be taken up again Thursday. It would make Wichita a satellite of the University of Kansas. Oil Output Down TULSA, Okla. (AP) - U.S. oil production dropped last week, with Kansas and Oklahoma lead ing the slump, the Oil and Gas Journal said today. Average daily production o crude oil and lease condensate last week was 7,349,975 barrels down 18,500 a day from the pre vious week. Kansas production was off 10 125 barrels a day, to an average of 307,025 daily. Oklahoma output dipped 6,500 barrels daily to 560, 100 per day. Still Waiting For '60s To Soar By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP)-When, If ever, are the '60s going to soar? Maybe they'll take off about 1965, if we have good luck and lower taxes. Once aloft, the economy could be swept into the 1970s on the updraft of an unprecedented wave of family formation. So says Walter W. Heller, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, who recently observed that up to now this decade could be called the "slightly soggy '60s." Ever since the baby binge that followed World War II, experts have been predicting a business boom in the 1960s.' The baby crop would mature, marry, and set off widening waves of demand by building houses, choosing furniture, buying cars and television sets, and starting its own crop of babies. Now the seers are less certain. Too many newcomers to the labor market are finding the "no vacancy" sign up. The real tidal wave of young jobhunters hasn't yet arrived. If the oncoming millions don't find employment, the soaring '60s could turn out to be the slumping '60s, with ever-quickening automation diminishing the job opportunities for a swiftly growing labor force. Dr. Heller is optimistic. The big push of family formation, he told an interviewer, apparently will develop three or four years from now, and it should be an economic blessing rather than a burden. Originally most demographers— those who study population trends and their effects—judged that the economic impact of family formation would be felt by 1964 or 1965. Today there is less agreement on the timing, but the experts still Independent Telephone Companies Flourishing By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-The number of independent telephone companies has been shrinking but they lourish as never before. Their assets, operating revenues, and number of phones in use, all have grown at a faster rate :han the giant in the field, the Bell System. And the independents boast they serve twice as many communities, 11,000, as does Bellit's just that she serves the big- Claim Gains Against Reds PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) —Two Vietnamese exiles who led attempts to overthrow President Ngo Dinh Diem predicted today that South Viet Nam's chief of state will be ousted this year. The two men, former officers in the South Vietnamese armed forces, said their anti-Communist opposition movement is gaining strength in Saigon and has the backing of many officers and officials of Diem's administration. The exiles in Phnom Penh are ex-Col. Nguyen Chanh Thi and ex- Lt. Nguyen Van Cu. Thi commanded a brigade of paratroops that seized control of Saigon on Nov. 11, 1960. He fled to Cambodia two days later when the revolt fell apart. Cu, 29, was one of two pilots who bombed and strafed the presidential palace in Saigon on Feb. 27, 1962. One wing of the palace was damaged but Diem and his family escaped. "As long as Diem is in power, Viet Nam and America have no chance of winning against the Viet Cong," Thi said. "Diem has no popularity with the people and you can go on fighting a war like that forever. American aid has given government forces magnificent equipment but it has not imparted the will to fight." For Fast Results READ and USE HE WANT ADS "EGULARLY! CH 2-4700 Davis Paints piPiiiiimiiiiiiii^ DAVIS SPECIAL UTix"22" WALL PAINT All the modern features of a Latex Wall Paint—real value for thrifty home decorators. Wide choice of latest colors. *3'i ^^ Gallon SEMI-LUSTRE FINISH Beautiful sheen between high gloss and flat—for woodwork, trirn cabinets. Quart Special Group Price WALLPAPER SALE Buy your paper now — save on these special priced papers for every room. See them now on display. 39c 49c 69c "loll Roll Roll Authentic Milk Glass SUGAR & CREAMER Anniversary Scale Continues until Saturday, March 23rd Beautifully detailed orange blossom design in genuine snow white miKc glass. 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The United States Independent Telephone Association says this is 213 per cent more than companies outside the Bell System made in 1951. But the number of companies has dwindled from 6,000 competing in the late 1940s. Mergers have accounted for most of this shrinkage. Sixteen holding companies have blossomed and this trend, too, seems likely to continue. Some 60 of the independents are publicly owned. Many of the smallest firms are family owned. The Bell System has been busy growing on its own and because of the antitrust laws wasn't tempted to snap up any smaller companies. In fact, it says it welcomes their growth. Cooperation between the independents and the giant is widespread, so that a call placed with one can reach a phone operated by the other. Mechanization has spread fast since 1956. The independents have 97 per cent of their phones dial operated. Bell has 99 per cent. The independents have their own giant. General Telephone & Electronics has 34 operating companies and 4.7 million phones in the United States, in addition to subsidiaries operating in Canada, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. But only 124 of the independents have more than 10,000 phones each. And they range down to a 10-phone facility in Lucile, Idaho. For all their spectacular gains since the war, they still face two major problems: rising operating costs and the financing of technological improvements to keep pace with the industry. Their solutions are likely to continue to be mergers and sale of stock to the public. believe that the stork brings prosperity. Some predict the lift will be delayed until the threshhold of the '70s. Chairman Heller favors a guess of 1966 or 1987—by which time, he believes, the economy should already be on the rise. But he disagrees emphatically with the idea that the country can relax, secure in the knowledge that a demographic time—bomb is ticking away, biding its hour to blast away the effects of years of underemployment. An era of unprecdented economic expansion is possible, according to Heller, but it will not be bestowed on Americans solely by "the county of providence and procreation." "By 1970 one-third of the labor force will consist of young people who have entered it since 1960," Heller said. "That tremendous inpouring of labor could help or hurt, depending on the policy we follow. "We face the necessity of generating enough demand to put put these young millions to work." The job generating device on which the White House has pinned its hopes is a net $10-billion worth of tax reduction, which Heller estimates will increase consumer and business demand by three or four times that much. If favorable credit and other policies accompany the tax stimulus, and if no unforeseen calamities happen along, the country could attain substantially full employment by 1965, he has suggested. Quite close behind will come the fresh wave of sustained consumer demand generated by the spending and borrowing of the young-marrieds. What if things go wrong? Suppose that a major industry should take a nosedive—that the commercial building boom, to use an unlikely but conceivable example, should collapse suddenly? The White House economist conceded that a serious setback in any important segment of the economy would be a serious matter. It would tend to cancel out the stimulative effect of tax cuts—and make it harder to get the '60s airborne. That is a risk which would be run in any case, and one which would be lessened by tax reduction. There can be no guarantee, said Dr. Heller, that the coming massive infusion of youthful grains, skill and energy will be utilized as it should be. 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