VOL. 67 NO. 86 TTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES ts Amendments For "Associate Wichita U" Expect Compromise Bill To Sail Into The Senate TOPEKA (AP) - The compromise Wichita University bill appeared to have a green light in the Kansas House after passing its first test today, 74-35. The test came on a vote to write Ways and Means Committee compromise amendments into the Wichita bill as it was passed by the Senate. A recess followed adoption of the amendments. Discussion of bill was to be renewal at 3:30 p.m. But in the light of the test vote, it appeared the bill should sail through the House in the compromise form. If it does, it goes back to the Senate for consideration of the House amendments. Senate action could send the House version to the governor or place the bill in a conference committee which would attempt to work out a version acceptable to both branches. The Ways and Means amendments winning House approval provide for bringing the Wichita school into the state system as a university under the state Board of Regents and as an associate of the University of Kansas. ..The chancellor of the University of Kansas would have authority to review the proposed Wichita U. budget each year and submit it to the regents with his recommendations. Under declared Board of Re- gents policy, the two schools would work together in the establishment of any programs leading to the granting of degrees at the doctorate level. As the bill originally passed the Senate, Wichita would have come into the state system as a full- fledged, completely independent university under the Board of Regents. The House State Affairs Committee considered the Senate bill initially on the House side. It amended the proposal to delete any reference to the term "university" in providing for the Wichita school to be brought into the state system. President To Report On Cuba Curb Plan WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy, back in the White House after a seven-nation conference in Costa Rica, was described today as highly pleased with his latest mission to Latin America. Aides said he was delighted at the rousing reception he got in San Jose as well as with the work of the conference, which brought •bout agreements to spur Western Hemisphere economic devel- opment and counteract the spread of subversion from Cuba. The President was catching up on miscellaneous work that piled up during his absence, prior to reporting to the nation tonight on the Costa Rican conference. Kennedy, who left Washington last Friday for a weekend in Palm Beach, Fla., before going to San Jose on Monday, returned to the capital late Wednesday night. Shortly before Kennedy left the Some Don't Hear Sirens Chief of Police Eugene Flaherty reported at the meeting of the city commissioners last night that there are a number of points in Ottawa where the city's warning sirens could not be heard in the test made yesterday. The police department stationed men and cars at a number of check points and the chief said at the following points the sirens were not heard: 1st and Mulberry, Orchard Heights addition, Rockwood Acres addition, Logan and Cherry, the 700 block on Cleveland, points on East 15th Street and at 1109 W. 8th Street Terrace. The commissioners discussed the possibility of getting additional sirens for placing at proper points in the community. Don Capper, city clerk said that state and federal funds are available to the extent of 50 per cent of the cost for emergency warning sirens. The city officials plan to confer with county officials on the possibility of a joint city-county plan for adding more sirens. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Costa Rican capital of San Jose late Wednesday, he announced he would open a 6 p.m. Washington news conference with a statement on his Monday through Wednes day talks with the chief executives of Panama and the five Central American republics. The President was certain to express satisfaction with the out come of the San Jose meetings, which brought him personal acclaim and agreement on a detailed statement of policy to guide the United States in its dealings with Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras. Hoping to attract a large television-radio audience for the news conference, Kennedy postponed for two hours the 4 p.m. starting time, of the session originally an nounced more than a week ago. The news conference will be carried live on NBC, CBS, ABC and Mutual radio networks. It also will be carried live on television by NBC and CBS. ABC planned live broadcasting except along the Pacific Coast, where a 4:30 p.m PST rebroadcast was scheduled. * * + The Ottawa telecast time is 5 p.m. It WILL Happen Spring arrived at 3:20 a.m. this morning, and here are some things that happened: The sun came out and shone all day long. The temperature went past the half century mark. The skies turned a more beautiful shade of blue. And a woman went to work at Ten-ill's and put her sack lunch on the stairway and her extra pair of shoes in the icebox. Rare Poisoning Deaths Puzzling DETROIT (AP)-Health authorities still seek positive answers today to whether contaminated tuna caused two food poisoning deaths and, if so, how many cans from the same batch still are on pantry shelves. If any of the 5,760 cans shipped to Detroit area A&P food stores were contaminated, was there more than one? Were there others among the 26,400 cans of Japanese tuna packed the same day by the same West Coast packer? Experts say the answers may be several days away. Two Detroit women died of food poisoning tentatively diagnosed as "type E botulism," a rare type generally associated with marine life from extreme cold waters. George T. Daughters, Detroit chief of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said today that: "There seems little doubt that Type E is the organism involved. It was isolated from the lid of the can in question and from the intestinal content of the first victim. From animal experiments there seems little doubt that the organism was Type E." Dr. Robert J. Solomon, who treated the second victim, said he and a pathologist attributed her death to "botulism" and that "everything points to Type E." Daughters said, "The chances of finding another contaminated can appear slight," adding: "It may be that we'll never know how only one can was involved. Earlier Ralph Johnson FDA bacteriologist at Detroit, said, "We have some toxic (poison) cultures" from the can which the woman ate, but he declined at that time to pinpoint it as Type E or say the tuna could have been responsible. About a dozen cans from the suspected shipment, taken from store and pantry shelves proved negative in FDA tests. Milton P. Duffy, chief of California's food and drug inspection, said at San Francisco he was confident a full checkout would show no tuna botulism involved. He said that the cannery is completely new and modern. Margaret McCarthy, 39, died in Detroit Tuesday, three days after her neighbor, Collette Brown, 37, with whom she had shared a tuna fish snack late last week. Both developed symptoms resembling type-E botulism. The tin from which they ate was traced to a consignment of 120 cases to Detroit area A&P food stores. The B^-ounce cans bore the A&P label and were from a coded shipment with markings of WY3Y2 over 118X. When health authorities first voiced suspicion, A&P withdrew all the WY3Y2-118X shipment. Wednesday it ordered all A&P brand tuna withdrawn temporarily from its 4,400 supermarkets across the country. Won't Televise House Debate TOPEKA (AP)-House Sepaker Charles Arthur, R-Manhattan, today banned scheduled televising and broadcasting of House debate on the bill to admit Wichita University to the state system. Cancellation resulted f r o m objections of some members, he said. Cables had already been strung into the House balconies. A TEST OF SPEECH — Richard Babcock, KU junior from Parsons, interviews Franklin County lad in effort to discover cause of speech defects. Tests were given to 150 youngsters in county yesterday and today. (Herald Photo) Study Speech Defects Among County Pupils Two instructors and seven students of the speech and hearing clinic of the University of Kansas performed screening tests on about 150 grade and high school students from schools over Franklin County yesterday and today to determine the type of treatment needed by the students for speech defects and to determine the need for a full time speech correctionist in the county. The testing was performed in the educational building of First Baptist Church under the supervision of Dr. Margaret C. Byrne, director of the univesity clinic, and David Yoder, a KU clinic instructor. Dr. Byrne, Yoder and the students interviewed the Franklin County children and conducted the tests that included checking the students' manner of communication, testing each one's articulation and checking for mouth defects. The examination of each child, or student, took about 20 minutes. After the results of the tests are analyzed, the parents of each child will be notified and proper treatment will be recommended. The treatment either can be No Problems, Just Fun 9 In This Play FUNMAKERS - Members of "Breath of Spring" cast are pictured in scene from comedy: (from left) Jack Kille, in male lead as retired general; Mrs. P. R. Jamison, in female lead as Dame Beatrice, and Mrs. Frank ShuU. Arm belongs to Mrs. Clarence Ralston. Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc., spring presentatiw will be i* Memorial Auditorium March 28, St. H, (Herald Photo) "Breath of Spring," the forthcoming production of Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc., has been described by the London Daily Mirror as an "evening of hilarious entertainment." The comedy, by the British playwright - actor, Peter Coke, does not offer psychological, political or sociological problems to be solved. Rather it is a human interest story about individuals who discover the joy of companionship love and appreciation by other human beings. While "Breath of Spring" is definitely a "fun show" it has the serious underlying theme expressed by John Donne, English minister and poet, in one of his religious meditations, "No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent a part of the main." The acting plums in this play are not for the very young but rather the best opportunities are for the more mature. A cast of Ottawa players includes Jack Kille, in the leading male role of a retired brigadier in the British Army; Mildred Jamison, as "Dame Beatrice," the female lead; Daisy Shu 11, Rosemary Ralston, Dora Carpenter and Betty Knoeppel in supporting female roles; Bert Brewer, as a Scotland Yard plainclothesman, and Clarence Ralston, as a London bobby. "Breath of Spring" was successfully presented at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Chi- cago during the holidays by a professional cast. Such comments as "wildly funny," "gales of laughter," and "two hours of prolonged laughs," were some of thb critics' comments. The Ottawa Players will present "Breath of Spring" on March 28, 29 and 30. The curtain goes up at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are being sold by Players now. Reservations can be made at the Gas Service Office 208 S. Main beginning Monday. Kansas Heads North Central CHICAGO (AP)—Ralph C. Johnson, principal of Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kan., was elected president of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools today. Earnings Tax Bill In House TOPEKA (AP) — A bill to replace the property tax financing of schools with an earnings tax was sent to the floor of the Kansas House today by its Livestock Committee. The earnings tax proposal has been developed and urged by the Kansas Livestock Association. Most observers consider there is little chance for the earnings tax plan to receive serious cotv sideration during this session of the Legislature. The House has tentatively approved a resolution calling for a Legislative Council study of the earnings tax proposal during the next two years. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair tonight and Friday. Low tonight near 30. Warmer Friday high in 60s. High temperature yesterday, 60; low today, 27; high year ago today, 52; low year ago today, 32; record high this date, 91 In 1907; record low this date 13 In 1913, 1951 and I960; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending B a.m.. today: fl a. m 44 t p. m. 10 a. m 48 lo p. m. 11 a. m 53 11 p. m. 65 Midnight 58 1 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 58 59 56 53 50 .46 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. 42 40 37 37 35 33 32 31 ......30 28 28 • P. in it ( ft. m 31 Plan FFA Dairy Judging Contest An East - Central Kaasas district dairy judging contest for Future Farmers of America will be .Monday, April 1, at Ransom Farm, three miles east of Williamsburg. The contest is sponsored by the Williamsburg FFA Chapter. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9, followed by the contest at 9:45. Results of the contest will be released at 1 p.m. Both A and B teams may enter with four members to each team. Awards will be presented to the top team and high individuals. A lunch will be served on the grounds for 50 cents. given by a correctionist in private practice or arrangements may be made at the university, Dr. Byrne said. The tests were conducted at the request of the Franklin County Health Department, and the services were given by the KU staff members and students without any charge except for seven cents a mile for the trips between Lawrence and Ottawa. Dr. Byrne said no charges ever are made by the university for such services and added that the various departments welcome opportunities to render assistance and give students practical experience. Mrs. Bill Osburn, Franklin County health nurse, said the students with speech defects, or those who have trouble speaking, were chosen by their teachers for the examinations. Results of the test not only will turn up the diagnosis of each student examined but also' will determine Franklin County'i need for a speech correctionist to work with children and older people suffering with speech problems. Dismiss A Suit For $3 Million The Federal District Court in Topeka has dismissed the $3 million suit brought by the Council Grove Telephone Co. against Douglas Gleason and Northern Kansas Telephone Co., according to a letter from Judge George Templar, received here today by Gleason. The action of the court was in response to a motion to dismiss filed on behalf of the defendants, Douglas Gleason and Northern Kansas Telephone Co. Grounds for the motion were that the Council Grove Telephone Co complaint "fails to state a claim against the defendants or either of them upon which any of the relief requested may be granted," according to the Ottawa attorney and one of the defendants. The suit which the court dismissed sought damages in the amount of $3 million from the defendants for alleged slanderous statements made concerning the Council Grove Telephone Co. The court's dismissal of the suit is tantamount to a finding that the plaintiff has not stated facts which entitle it to relief in the federal courts, Gleason said. There still is on file a suit by Council Grove Telephone Co. against the same defendants in the Shawnee County District Court for $21 million, according to Gleason, but no summons has been served on either Northern Kansas Telephone Co. or Gleason. Church Merger Effort Continues Tauy's Toot It wasn't far behind, was it? A V,' OBERLIN, Ohio (AP)-A small group of churchmen end a three- day conference at Oberlin College today in what could be an historic venture—attempting to weld six major Protestant denominations of 22 million members into a single church. The merger proposal, still in its preliminary stage, sparked much discussion but no controversy among delegates attending the Oberlin meeting. Involved arc 54 delegates from six denominations: Methodist Church, Protestant Episcopal Church, United Presbyterian Church, Disciples of Christ, Evangelical United Brethren and the United Church of Christ. At a general meeting Wednesday night, Dr. James I. McCord, conference chairman, urged delegates to speak "with candor and truth." "Nothing is to be gained by sidestepping issues that must be faced," he said. '1 The discussion was concerned mostly with the wording of a report on "Scripture, Tradition and the Guardians of Tradition," pre« pared by Elmer J. F. Arndt, professor of historical theology at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo. The Rev. George C. Beazley Jr. of Indianpolis, Ind., representing the Disciples of Christ, good-na- turedly admonished the group that there should not be "so much harmony that we overlook the problems we all know exist." At a conference with newsmen, Dr. McCord, president of the Princeton Theological Seminary and leader of the Presbyterian delegation, said merger would be a complicated process. However, he added, the churches involved are "seriously committed to union." The next meeting of the group is scheduled for Montreal in July. Observers from 15 denominations not directly involved in the merger attended the Oberlin Ulki.
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