The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 20, 1963 · Page 4
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 4

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, March 20, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD Pi** Pour Editorials Wednesday, March 20, 1963 Fire On A Windy Day Windy March which really made itself felt the weekend past, stirred up something more than dust. It caused a fire official in a neighboring city to burn brightly. What got him was that careless citizens picked the days when gusts were up to 50 miles per hour to burn trash and leaves. The result was more than fifty grass fires, several damaged buildings, acres of blackened landscape and worn out firemen by the time it was all over. Here in Ottawa there were only a few minor brushes between the wind and trash fires. City regulations, when it comes to burning trash, leaves, etc., are extremely lenient. They provide you can burn in a This And That by jph container between sunup and sundown, and at reasonable distances from neighboring buildings. And that's about it. There are no wind provisions, no requirements that fires be tended, just daylight hours and a container. Stringent regulations probably could be passed, but they would be difficult to enforce. The answer lies with the realization that fire at any time is dangerous, but on a windy day it is more so. The careless citizens endangers his own property, that of his neighbors, and he opens up the way for countless other mishaps in a rush call to firemen in a big truck hurrying to his aid over city streets. Woods Full Of Lions JPH GIR FOREST — This is a government timber preserve that covers 100 square miles or so. Its trees, except for an occasional towering, old banyan, are low and spaced several feet apart. Open forest, they call it. Excellent lion country, they add. So naturally there are resident b'ons. Some 300 by latest count. Time was when the rich maharajahs came to Gir Forest for lion hunting. They would bring parties of as many as 50 with them. Beaters would be sent out to direct the kings of the beasts toward a staked-out goat. While the lions were gorging on their kill, the princely hunters would shoot a few of them from safe platforms arranged in the trees. It was about as sporting as shooting a horse while he was enjoying a peck of oats. The skins looked most impressive later, though, when they were spread out on the palace floor. Today the lives of the lions are protected by law. Now visitors in increasing numbers come to Gir for lion looking. Ifvthey come through the day, they won't see any, because the big beasts prefer to retire to the shade and sleep through the heat. For a special fee of $30, however, the lions can be coaxed out by the smell of a freshly killed goat, and visitors can study them at their meal. Sunset is the best time for lion watching. They begin flunking of their evening repast. As the light dims, visitors to the Gir sanctuary may see several individual animals or even one or two prides of lions within a few minutes' time. Night time is much more difficult, but not impossible, and our party had arrived long after dark. Our luck proved to be in, however. The single light we could see far off among the trees proved to be a forest guards' hut. One of them — a grizzled fellow with a long rifle who might have come out of the Kentucky hills — got in our car. Having lived long among them, he knew his lions and their night life. In no more than 15 minutes he suddenly directed the driver to go slowly down a narrow Lne. At the end of it, not fifty feet from where the car stopped, in the full glare of the headlights of the car, grouped together at the edge of a little ravine, stood a lioness and three half-grown cubs. They showed curiosity but no alarm. After a minute the lioness walked slowly across the ravine and sank into a sitting posture that would have delighted a sculptor. Here was a queen of the beasts who showed her regal disdain for mere humans by looking pointedly off in the opposite direction. The cubs showed the trusting curiosity of children. They permitted the car to roll within 20 feet of them and were not frightened when we all got out for a belter look. They merely stared at us fixedly for a while, then lost interest and became sc indifferent to our presence that they began to play with one another like kittens. Finally they ambled across to rejoin their mother and soon all four had disappeared into the bushes. The guard might have located other lions for us, but il was getting late and we still had had no dinner. So we drove on several miles (o the guest house the government maintains out here in the woods. As we waited for our meal, the chief official of the game preserve appeared to give us some additional lion lore. e is a dapper little man with excellent English and a love for using it. He loves lions, too. He sees in them many human qualities and some !i considers better than that. The lion leaves men alone and asks only that the latter return the compliment. He will attack only under one circumstance. "That's when he is disturbed while eating. At first he will only growl a little, and that is not dangerous. If he begins twisting his tail in a cir- cihar fashion, start running. If you don't, it will be too late. The lion will chase you, and while he will not kill or eat you, he will give you one swipe with his forepaw. The septic poisoning will set in almost at once from the slashes and this will be fatal. This has happened four or five times here, but I don't blame my lions." Lions, he went on, are never man-eaters. Only tigers. And then only old ones whose teeth have gone bad and their claws loose. They are no longer fast enough to catch wild game for food, so they turn to slower-moving men. Once having known the taste of human flesh, they continue this diet until they are killed. The official's lion population is increasing but ever so slowly. The lioness does not get in heat again until after her offspring have become full grown and left the family circle. But he is encouraged. In his daily drives through the forest this year he has counted 20 cubs, A year ago there had been only 14. I would have liked to listen to him longer, but it was now close to midnight, and there were 40 miles of bumps, twists, and dust between here a. ; bed. So off we went back to Junagadh, but not another lion did we see on the way out of Gir Forest, even if the woods are full of them. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO The senior class of Ottawa High School numbered 126. Principal R. E. Gowans warned that some of them would have to dig in if they were to graduate. A hunting coat, a shirt, and a pair of overalls were stolen from the back porch of the Reid Ward home, 737 S. Oak. The Ottawa fire department made a run to 25 N. Cedar, extinguished a fire in the Jesse Underwood barn, and returned to the fire station, all in 11 minutes. 50 YEARS AGO Ottawa Fairvicw Gold Club had four left-handed players. They were Sam R. Hubbard, L. C. Jones, Dr. W. C. Harding and Dr. J. P. Blunk. Mrs. Charles DC Tar and daughter, Katherine went to Pomona to visit Mrs. DeTar's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Childress. Mrs. John Slianahan of Kansas City was here for a visit with her brother, Leon Mears of Peoria. Television Log Channel 4, NBC Channel* 5-13, CBS Channel 9, ABC Wednesday 8:M »—flea Munt •—Tore* »nd Friend* 13-Qulek Draw MoOtt* CIS »-Wblrly Blrdi • I3W *—Dragnet I—Rebel 13—Scope-Kaniii UnlverMty .1:41 ft-Newi 13—Sport* Wltn Dm M«MM •:M 13-Weathw •:N 4—New* •—NeWi •—News lJ-New« (l:li. 4—Sport* B-S-WMtlMf :l» 4— Newt wttt Runtley*Brlokltf 5—flporti •—Newt 13—NftVP «:*» t— 8peak-Op • :30 4-VlrglnUns 5-13—CBS Reports »—Wagon Train 1:30 5-13—Doble OHlls 9—Going My Way *:00 4—Perry Como 6-13—Beverly Hlllbllllet «:?'• 6—Dick van Oyk* 0—Our Man Bigglni 13—Donni Reed »:(M> 4—Eleventh Hour 5-13—US Steel Hour 9— Naked City IU:UO 4-5-S-13—New§ 10:10 5-K- • Weather 10:15 4—Johnny Carson 5—Movie, "If I Were King" 9—Steve Allen 13-Weatner (0:20 13—Tex Winter 10:30 13—Lifeline 111:35 13—Stoney Burke 11:34 13—Peter Qunn 11:45 9—Man (Tom Cochlw 4—New* l»:08 4—Dnlty Daily Word 12:10 5—Movie, "Dr. Klldare's Strange Case" 1Z:15 •—New* 12:80 »—Almanac Ncwsreel 13:35 i »—Faltb for Ou? rtmM 5-13-N*W* 11:34) 4— Truth or Coniequence* 5-13— Search For Tomorrow >— Your* Por A tone 11:45 ^^ 5-13-Ouidlng Light 11 :W 4— New* 12:00 Noon . 4— HI Noon Cartoon* •—Ernie Ford 5-13— New* 12:10 5-8peak Op Thursday •:55 4—Daily Word 6:00 4—Continental Classroom 13—Continental Classroom 5—Postmark Mid-America «:30 4—Operation Alphabet 13—College of the Air fr— One Way to Safety 5—Firm 7aeu I:M 4—Today S—College of the Air 13—Ruih Hour 7:30 5—Moment ol Meditation 7:35 5—Cartoonland 7:45 5—King and Odie 7:50 B—Call to Worship 7:55 »—New* 8:00 5-13—Captain Kangaroo B— Columbia Lecture* M:38 t—Deputy and Fell* §:09 4—Say When 5—Jack LaLanne •—Romper Room 13—Calendar • :3S 4—Newt »::tO 8-13—1 Love Lucy 4—Play Your Hunch 9—Divorce Court 10:0(1 5-13—McCoys 4—Price Is Right 10:80 5-13—Pete and Gladys 4—Concentration 9—Day In Court 10:R5 t— New* 11:00 4— First Impression 6-13—Love of Life B—Jan* Wvman 11:35 TRANSFORMATION — Lola Albright transforms herself from severe, efficient secretary (left) to flumnui gWWilger (right) M future Beverly Hillbiilie* ibow. 5— Sport* 13— Farm Report 12:20 4— New*, market* 6— Local Interview 12:30 4— Accent •—Father Know* Beit 5-13— A* World Turns noo 4— Mer* Orlttto H3— Password •—Movie, "Easy Living" 5-13— Houie Party 1:65 4— New* S:00 4— Loretta Young 5-13— To Tell The Truth t:25 5-13-New* 8— New* 2::«l 4— Award Theater 9 — Seven Keys 5-13— Millionaire 3:uu 4 — Match Game -513— Secret Storm •—Queen for a Day 3:25 4— News 3:311 4 — Make Room For Daddy B— Who Do You Trust* 5-13— Edge of Night 4:00 4— Superman 5 — Cousin Ken's Carnival 9— Torey and Friends 13— News, Weather 4:15 13— Turban'* Land of Magle 4:30 4 — Funtlme B— Mickey Moua* Club ft: DO 4— See Hunt B— Quick Draw UcGraw 13— Magle Ranch 5:15 5-Whlrly Bird* »:30 4 — Dragnet •—Rebel 13— Dick Harp 6:45 5— New*. Walter Cronklte 13— Sport* 5:55 13— Weather 1:00 4— Newi 5— New* •—News 13— News HMO 4 — Sports 5-9— Weather 8:16 4- Unntiey-Brlnkley Report 5— Sports 9— News «:35 5— Speak-Up i::io 4 — Wide Country 5— Mr. Ed 9— Ozzie and Harriet 13— Mr. Ed 7:0(1 H3— Perry Mason 9— Donna Reed 1:30 4— Dr. Klldare •—Leave It To Bearer g:00 5-13— Twilight Zone fl — As Caesar Sees It 8:30 4 — Hazel B— McHales Navy COO 4— Andy Willam*] 5-13 — Nurses 9 — Alcoa Premier 10:00 4-5-9-13— Newi 10:10 5-9— Weather I*:I8 4 — Johnny Carson 5— Movie, "I Dood It" 9 — Steve Allen 13-Wecther 10:30 4-13— Sport* 10:30 13— Lifeline lli::<5 13—77 Sunset Strip 1 1:155 13 — Peter Gunn 11:45 9 — Man From Cochise 12:00 4— News 12:05 4— Dnlty Daily Word 12:10 5 — Movie, "Espionage" 12:15 9— New* 12:30 B— Almanac Newsreel 12:35 B— Faith for Our Time* To Your Good Health Looking Forward To Judy's Shows Cardiogram Can't See All Dr. Molnet By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: There was a recent article in the news about a man who had a physical examination, including a cardiogram, which was said to be perfect; yet a few hours later he died of a heart attack. People would have a great deal more confidence and trust in the medical profession if they knew the reason for such blunders, or errors, or lack of knowledge. Perhaps you could clarify this. Please, readers do me th e courtesy of signing your letters, since I never print names (I even use disguised initials if requested.) But I think this letter needs answering, regardless. I've seen such a result from time to time. It's a shock. It is always hard to believe. It isn't frequent, but it does happen, and it is so dramatically tragic that it gets talked about a great deal. But it isn't a blunder. It isn't an error. It is lack of knowledge only in the sense that we cannot foretell the future. An electro-cardiogram (EKG) is a test which, among other things, discloses whether the heart muscle is getting a reasonably adequate supply of blood. If circulation is deficient, the EKG will show an abnormal pattern. If circulation is adequate, the pattern will be normal. It is true that as we grow older, the walls of our arteries thicken and stiffen — more so in some people than others. Yet the arteries still do a pretty good job for us, even if we aren't youngsters any longer. But suppose that the blood supply is shut off? Then you have a heart attack. This may or may not be fatal. The majority are not. What causes such a shutting off of circulation? The likeliest cause is the formation of a blood clot which becomes lodged somewhere in the coronary artery or one of its branches. (Some unusual stress, mental or physical, may also perhaps :ause a spasm or narrowing which may lead to clogging.) This we cannot predict. There are too many variables. Such an accident, from whatever combination of events, can (and does) sometimes oc- By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP)-Judy Garland is a performer of many moods. In her television special last season she was a mature, almost tragic and lonely figure on a big stage. Tuesday night, she was a youthful, gay and frolicsome figure—on a big stage. But whatever Miss Garland's mood, she is always a exciting d stimulating performer. The electricity she generates and the emotion she expends make even the most trivial lyrics of a Tin Pan Alley number sound important and meaningful. Her CBS hour Tuesday night had some mildly amusing comedy to keep Phil Silvers busy. Robert Goulet shared some of the musical chores and looked adoring in a duet. But the interesting moments came when Judy Garland was alone in the spot Ottawa Herald **F-*** 1962 FIRST IN KANSAS 106-10* •. Ham Published dally eaecpi •uofll) ano Holiday* Second clan puitaga at Ottawa. Kanaa*. Robert a Welllngtn Editor Ana Publishes SuhicriplinD tales 10 irnde area- bj mall, one month $1.00, tore* month*, 13.00, *ix months. $5.00, on* year 8.00. 6uU3Criptiua rale* uuiairte crude uien -By mall, one month, 11.60; three month* 14.24; its month*. 18.00; ow year. $15.00. MEMBER Of TFiE AO8OC1ATEP CRESS rn« Ajiociated Prei* i* entitled •»• ciuiivel> to tne use (01 publication ol all the local new* printed ID the new*. piper M wall M 4l> AT MWC «l» cur immediately after a test has shown adequate blood supply. There is no error, no blunder. But w» don't have a crystal ball. It would be helpful if we could tell in some way exactly what is occurring in the arteries of the heart (and in the brain, for the purpose of foreseeing and preventing strokes). Difficult experiments are in progress today, seeking to do this. In some cases a cardiogram will, indeed, indicate an impairment in circulation, and we then have a warning, a clue. We can start treatment to prevent an attack or render it less likely. But I surely doubt that we will ever be able to foretell everything that could occur tomorrow, or next week. Dear Dr. Molner: Is there any vegetable (such as carrots) that will improve eyesight?—J.G. No. True, the rods and cones of the retina require Vitamin A for health, and carrots (and other yellow vegetables) are good sources of it. Eating more of them may improve vision, especially night vision if, and only if, you are suffering from a deficiency of that vitamin. It will not help any other eye defects that may be present. Dear Dr. Molner: Is a craving for sweets natural in menopause?—Mrs. J.S. No, there's no connection. Never take a chance on diabetes! For better understanding of this disease, write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, 111., for a copy of the booklet, "Diabetes — The Sneaky Disease." Please enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 25 cents in coin .to cover cost of handling. Because of the tremendous volume of mail received daily, Dr. Molner regrets that he cannot answer individual letters, but whenever possible he uses readers' questions in his column. Prayer For Today God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16.) PRAYER: Our Father in heaven, we turn our eyes to the cross of Christ and realize how great was Thy love for us, unworthy and sinful though we be. Teach us the meaning of the cross, and by its radiance illumine the pathway of our lives. For Jesus' sake. Amen. Laff-A-Day 3-10 © King FnUure SyiKJiralt. Inc.. 196}. Wotld righto tncmtl. Film starring Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Channel 5 at fivt minutes after midnight. "There was an increase in your pay envelope last week, Buxton. Didn't your wife tell you?" Tonight's TV Highlights light on a darkened stage singing her songs. Her weekly shows next season are something pleasant to anticipate. Well, the widowed heroine of "The New Loretta Young Show" married her publisher and prepared, in the last fade-out Mon- j day night, to live happily ever after with her new husband and brood of seven. The final episode ended with a notice, "The Very End." But Miss Young, in her short epilogue, said, "Goodbye—for awhile." The energetic Loretta, far from downhearted by the cancellation of the series, is already thinking about •a dramatic anthology series of hour shows. Perry Como, Channel 4, at 8, will have a couple of lively singers as guests. They are Dorothy Provine and Sandy Stewart. Mrs. Smith • Standish, portrayed by Rosemary De Camp, on the "Beverly Hillbillies" program, learns some things about the ancestors of Jed Clampett, and immediately the Clampetts move up a notch or. the social ladder. Channels 5 and 13 at 8. A drama on Channels 5 and 13 at 9 deals with a wealthy woman who frowns on plans her father has for marrying an opera singer. Late movies include "If I Were King,' a 1938 film starring Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone and Frances Dee. Channel 5, 10:15. Another late movie will be "Dr. Kildare's Strange Case," a 1940 Ottawa Roller Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fri 7:30 to 10:00 Sat, nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon.. Tues. and Thurs. Sun Matinee: 1:00 to 3:00 Children 12 and under Plan Hearing On Recreation KANSAS CITY (AP) - U. S. Engineers announced today public meetings will be held at Wakefield, Kan., April 10 and Junction City April 11 to determine what kind of recreational resources are wanted at Milford Reservoir on the Republican River. The engineers already have a tentative plan for access roads, parking areas, sanitary facilities, water supplies, boat-launching ramps and picnic areas around the $61 million project. This will be explained at the meetings. Desires of other interests will be asked including those of federal, state, county and municipal agencies; highway, flood control, railroad and watershed improvement interests along with private property owners. , II Breath of Spring" by Peter Colce will be Presented by Community Theater Player's, Inc. Thurs. • Fri. and Sat. March 28 - 29 - 30 Memorial Auditorium (Curtain Time -- 8:15) Tickets can be obtained from Community Theater Members and Cast Members, Admission —. $1.00 Reserve Seats at Gas Service Office ... 25c Hurry -- Ends Tonight Box Office opens 7:00 p.m. Shown 8:00 Only DREAM Starts TOMORROW Box Office opens 7:00 p.m. Shown 9:35 Only THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE... A HANDFUL OF MEN FORMING AN INCREDIBLE "FLYING WEDGE"! t>« ULPX OlUt EGAS- RICHARDSON • BAKER um own oouio COE • FARRAR «Z. HOUSTON »NN» . RUDOLPH MATE M< SYNOOINOU 6EOR6E ST. GEORGE fHlfCUOP , Mllt|«|T RUDOLPH MAT^- GEORGE ST. GEORGE COLON by OC LUXC Shown 7:30 Only Why didn't she want a man ever to touch her again? STEPHEN DOLORES BOYD-HART

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