The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 20, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL.67 NO. 85 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Dancing... Floodwaters Drive Many From Homes Wild March weather lashed parts of the East today and rising flood waters drove hundreds from their homes in the Midwest and East. Die-hard winter's latest outbreak — snow, flood triggering rains, tornadoes and damaging wind storms—was blamed for at least four deaths, three in Indiana and one in West Virginia. A snowstorm that swept across areas from the Dakotas to Michigan, dumping a foot of snow in some sections, tapered off dur- ing the night as it moved into the Northeast. But freezing rain fell south of the snow area and thundershowers broke out over Georgia and the eastern Carolinas. The Ohio River reached flood crests inches short of disaster levels in the Metropolis, 111., area. The water advanced two blocks into the city and more than 500 residents in the area left their homes. In north central West Virginia, 2 to 3 inches of rain brought a rapid rise in the West Fork, Shavers Fork, Monongahela and Cheat rivers. The body of a partly paralyzed farmer was found in his flooded basement at Buckhannon. He apparently fell into the water and drowned while trying to plug a sewer drain. The Monongahela River flooded low-lying sections of several towns in southwestern Pennsylvania. Some families left their homes for higher ground. Communities hit by scattered flooding included Brownsville, Fayette City, Fredericktown, Charleroi and West Brownsville. IS YOUR NAME WRITTEN THERE? — If you live in Ottawa, and if someone has not n> corded your name in a book at the city hall, then you won't be able to vote in the city election on April 2. You can register this week, up to 9 p.m., but Friday night will be your last chance before the city election. Ottawa Junior High students Carla Pence (left) and Starlene Whitcomb are in dance costumes they'll wear in Junior Senior High PTA's talent show Friday and Saturday nights. Carla is daughter of C. G. Pence, 1522 S. Cedar. Starlene is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Whitcomb, 545 N. Cherry. (Herald Photos) ...And Music 'Real Bargain 5 But What For? "What am I bid on one slightly-damaged coffin? Who'll start it at $12.50?" Those may not be his exact words, but "Cap" Printy, Printy and Son auctioneer, sold such a coffin for that price last night. The buyer is Athol Scribner, Ottawa RFD 3. "We're still laughing about it today," Mrs. Scribner said. "We don't know what we'll do with it. They asked for someone to start the bidding at $12.50. My husband did, and no one else bid." Pint-sized Steve Logan wifl play a big long trombone, and bigger Kenneth Hopkins, why he'll play a little bitty Jew's- harp in talent event. Steve is son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Logan, 1313 S. Willow. Kenneth is son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred K. Hopkins, 220 Maple. 2-Night Show By PTA Group Plan Joint US-Soviet Space Effort ROME (AP)—The United States and the Soviet Union agreed today to a joint weather satellite program. Representatives of both nations said they hoped the accord eventually will lead to American-Soviet cooperation in interplanetary exploration. Teams of U.S. and Soviet scientists have been meeting in Rome during the past 10 days to work out details of an accord for coordinated satellite launchings. The chief negotiators are Hugh L. Dryden of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Anatoly A. Blagonra- The coffin was offered to Printy & Son after it was damaged in shipment. "It was the first one we've had for sale, and I hope the last," said Mrs. Printy. It wasn't the first damaged coffin Scribner had bought. He paid $2.50 for one and used it as a livestock feed trough for a time Then he took it apart and sold the walnut wood from it. The coffin Scribner bought lasl night is of bronze-colored sa- and has a lovely light-colored sa tin lining.' Mrs. Scribner said the coffin was placed in the old Wycof School building, owned by the Scribners, to keep "grandma,' 90, and Scribner's father, 88, from seeing it. "We thought they wouldn't care too much for it,' Mrs. Scribner said. But the old er folks saw it anyway. "They said it was a real nice piece of furniture but they didn' want any part of it," Mrs. Scribner said. Argue Abortion Proposal TOPEKA (AP)-A proposed liberalization abortion law for Kansas would destroy the concept of inalienable rights of all persons, even those unborn, the House Judiciary Committee was told today. The committee began hearing opponents of the bill following a day of testimony in support of the abortion laws. It was speculated that the bill will be killed by the committee. The measure would permit abortions in case or grave danger to the mother, if the child would probably be bom with physical or mental defect or if the pregnancy had resulted from rape by force or from incest. A panel of three physicians would be required to. certify their belief in the justifying circumstances before the abortion could be performed. Earlier the bill passed the Senate with little opposition. Emmett Blaes, Wichita attorney, was the principal spokesman for a group of state Catholic organizations who are opposing the measure. Suspect Canned Tuna In Rare Poison Deaths Two nights of fun, and opportunity to help the Ottawa Junior- Senior High PTA scholarship pro- in store for Ottawa people Friday and gram, are and area Saturday. The PTA is sponsoring a talent, hobby and craft show on the two nights. The talent phase, featuring a score of numbers by talented Ottawa students, will be from 8 to 9:15 both nights in the senior high auditorium. The hobby and crafts displays will be in the junior high gymnasium and may be seen any time during the two evenings. One ticket, 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, will cover the entire show. Proceeds will go to the organization's scholarship fund. Mrs. R. D. Waymire is general chairman for the show. She also is chairman of the hobby and craft phases, assisted by Mrs. C. Raymond Smith and Mrs. H. K. Stevens. Mrs. C. ,W. Henning is chairman of the talent committee. Members are Mrs. Jack Christian and Mrs. Robert Lister. vov of the Soviet Academy Science. of JFK Sees Answer In Wheat Election They announced at a joint news conference that each nation will keep a satellite in orbit on a more or less permanent basis for the collection of weather data. The nations will exchange the information via a special 24-hour communications network. It also will be made public. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday—0 For March—14 For 1963-75 Comparable 1962 period—94 Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Sports Banquet Tickets On Sale Reservations for the annual sports dinner to be held at Memorial Auditorium Monday evening, March 25, must be made by Saturday, March 23, it was announced at the office of the Chamber of Commerce today. Tickets are on sale at Wassmer's Clothing, Bob's Clothes Shop and Shelden's Men's Clothing, as well as by members of the snorts committee. Price of the tickets is $3.50 each, and this pays for one man and one athlete. Tickets for women are $1.75, and women are urged to attend. Invitations have been sent to 120 athletes of Ottawa University and Ottawa High School, The athlete* and their coaches and assistant coaches are to be guests at the dinner. The speaker will be Volney Ashford, athletic director of Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo. He will be introduced by Dick Peters, athletic director of Ottawa University. Russell Crites will be master of ceremonies, and each of the coaches will introduce the athletes. Rev. Leopold Hoppe, rector of Grace Episcopal Church will give the invocation. Anyone who has not made reservations and has not been contacted by a member of the sports committee, can bo assured of a reservation by calling the office of the Chamber of Commerce. Fire Destroys Greeley Home A seven-room farm house, home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lanzrath and four children, six miles east of Greeley near the Anderson- Linn County line, was destroyed by fire about noon today. It was not determined how the fire started. The alarm was sounded at Greeley about 12:15 p.m., after a phone report had been received from neighbors of the Lanzrath family. A number of persons went to the scene from Greeley and a large group of neighbors also went to the Lanzrath home to help in fighting the fire. Other farm buildings were saved, and some of the furniture and other belongings of the family were saved, but the house was destroyed. A brisk wind made it difficult to fight the blaze, it was reported. By OVID MARTIN Associated Press Farm Writer NEW YORK (AP) — President Kennedy said in a recorded statement today that results of a referendum to be held soon on a new wheat control program will show whether farmers want a national policy of farm supply and farm income stabilization. The statement was sent here for the convention of the National Farmers Union. The referendum—probably to be conducted late in May—will give the nation's wheat growers a chance to approve or reject a plan which would impose tighter limitations on production than exist now and would set up a dual price system. Approval by at least two- thirds of those voting is required to make it effective. Kennedy broadened the issue to include his administration's entire farm policy. The Farmers Union has been a staunch supporter of those policies and its leaders supported him for president. The Kennedy farm policies envision broad farmer-approved commodity supply and production control measures to halt surplus output, to improve farm income and to cut costs of farm programs to taxpayers. Present programs have been costing well over $3 billion a year. Kennedy ran in 1960 on a platform promising stronger federal farm programs. But he has run into strong opposition in efforts to get his policies translated into law. Opposing him have been the American Farm Bureau Federation and many Republicans and some Democrats in Congress. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, who addressed the meeting Tuesday night, predicted victory for the wheat plan—and hence no change in the President's farm policies. NEW YORK (AP) - The A&P food store chain ordered all A&P canned tuna in its 4,400 stores withdrawn from sale today in the wake of reports of suspected food poisoning, fatal in two cases in Detroit. A company spokesman said that although the suspected tuna was from a California packer, it was clearing its shelves of all A&P tuna as a precaution. County health officials in Detroit also warned housewives to turn in any 6 T /6-ounce cans bearing the lid markings "WY3Y2" and "118X." The A&P spokesman here said that the company would not recommend that housewives take any particular action. "If they take into consideration these reports," he said, "they will probably know how to handle that themselves." Health officials in Detroit said the two victims died of Type "E" botulism, which they called a rare poisoning. The victims were believed to be the first in the United States from this type. Mrs. Margaret McCarthy, 39, of Detroit died Tuesday, three days after the death of her neighbor, Mrs. Collete Brown, with whom she had shared a meal of tuna. Type "E" botulism originates in fish products and attacks the nervous system, authorities said. They were keeping under ob servation two girls whose mother turned in a partly empty tuna can. In New York, the A&P spokes man said the firm had no prooi that its merchandise was involved in the poisoning, but was removing the tuna from sale as a precaution. "The suspect container was part of a small shipment packed under the A&P label by a West Coast packer. The entire lot of 120 cases, purchased by the A&P for distri- jution in the Detroit area, was cleared by the California State ?ood Inspection Service," he said. "Laboratory tests of the con- ents of the containers bearing the same code number are being conducted by the company, the federal Food and Drug Administration and by an independent testing laboratory to ascertain beyond any doubt that the product is safo and absolutely pure and wholesome." He said the same tuna is generally available in all A&P stores but that there have been no other reports of any poisoning. The company lias no plans to notify state health authorities, he said. In Detroit, the firm said the cans in question were packed by the Washington Packing Corp., of San Francisco, and added that the president of the packing firm, Albert D. Levy, had flown to Detroit Tuesday to give any help possible. A spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration said in Detroit that the spore-forming organ ism causing the poisoning coulc survive the initial cooking at a cannery, but that under pressure cooking in the can, the organism would die. Medical authorities said the or ganism can live indefinitely in a can and can pass into the blood stream of a person who so much as tastes the infected food. * * * Ottawa Store •t Follows Order Officials at the Ottawa A&P itore today told The Herald all A&P canned tuna had been taken off the stores shelves. The store does have other brand of canned tuna for sale. Tauy's Toot This "Cap" salesman. must be a reai The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair and mild through Thursday; high Thursday 60s; low tonight middle 30s. KANSAS FORECAST - Fair and mild through Thursday; low tonight 20s northwest, 30-35 southwest; high Thursday gen* erally in 70s. High temperature yesterday, 58; low today, 33; high year ago today, 5'0; low year ago today 40; record high this date, 85 In 1807; record low this dat». 4 below In 1006; hourly temperature!. 24 hours ending B a.m. today; 0 a. m 41 B p. m ..40 10 a. m. .......42 10 p. m 4,7 11 a. m 42 11 p. m 45 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. B p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .46 SO 53 66 57 57 58 54 62 Midnight 43 1 a. m 41 3 a. m 40 3 a. m 40 4 a. m 31 5 a. m 38 6 a. m M 7 a. m 33 8 a. m U Fire In Car Mrs. Wylan Flory, of near Centropolis, was driving a real hotrod this morning. Her 1960 car caught on fire when she was driving to the Centropolis School. Mrs, Clyde Gruver, teacher, called Rev. Willard Newman, Centropolis Baptist Church pastor. He put the fire out with a hand extinguisher. There was considerable damage It was believe the fire was started by a short in wiring. Grains Signup Deadline Near Russell Wray, chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation county committee, reminds growers who are interested in taking part in the 1963 feed grain program that filing an "Intention - to - participate" form at the ASCS county office is a necessary first step And the signup period extends only through Friday, March 22. He reports that interest is high among farmers in Franklin County. Indications are that 1963 participation will equal that under last year's grain program. To be eligible for price support on 1963 crop corn, barley and grain sorghums, farmers will need to participate in this year's feed grain program. Minimum diversion under the 1963 program is 20 per cent of the individual farm's total feed grain base. For diverting more than the minimum acreage from feed grain production into a conserving use, the diversion payment will be figured at a higher rate. Besides the diversion payments available through participation in the feed grain program, participating farmers also qualify for a special price support payment on the normal production of the acreage planted to feed grains in 1963, and they also are eligible to put their crop under the regular price support loans or purchase agreements. If the farmer wishes, a part of the diversion payment may be made in advance. Wray reminds producers the signup is being conducted at the ASCS county office. County office representatives will not call on farmers this year in regard to program participation. SOMETHING OLD FOR SOMETHING OLD-Antique wrought iron fence, donated by Suta Fc Railroad, has been installed at "The Old Depot", Franklin County Historical Society's museun at Ottawa. Fence was shipped here from Colorado Springs, Colo. Santa Fe also donated old depot after completion of new station building at junction in north part of Ottawa. Historical Society earlier this week said museum will be called simply "The Old Depot." (Herald Photo)

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