The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 23, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 88 OTTAWA. KANSAS SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Sees More Jobless By FRANK CORMIER CHICAGO (AP) - President Kennedy said today that even vithout a recession the unemployment rate will climb "steadily ind swiftly" to 7 per cent "unless ive step up our rate of growth." Kennedy spoke of this disturbing prospect in a speech for a civic luncheon to follow his dedication of O'Hare International (Virport—the world's busiest airfield. In talking bluntly about the darkening employment outlook Kennedy appealed for approval of his proposed three-year tax cut of $10.3 billion—the first and most necessary step, he said, toward solving the employment problem. Kennedy said his administration's "No. 1 domestic concern" is jobs "for the tidal wave of men and women now flooding our labor market." He said it stems from a combination of the revolution in agriculture, the flood Of postwar babies reaching job-seeking age, and labor-saving automation. "Unless we step up our rate of growth—unless we create a supply of jobs that is more equal to the demand—our rate of unemployment will steadily and swiftly climb to the recession levels of 7 per cent, even without a recession," he said. A jobless rate of 7 per cent would compare with the February level of 6.1 per cent, the highest in more than a year. In another talk, for dedication ceremonies at the sprawling airport which last year handled 13.5 million travelers, Kennedy said the United States "intends to be a leader in the supersonic age" and develop airliners that will travel three times the speed of sound, or about 2,200 miles an hour. Once that is accomplished, he said, it will be a smaller world. "Let us also see to it that it is a better world," he said, "A more just and peaceful world, a more promising world for our children and for their children after them." In his luncheon address Ken nedy spotlighted just one of the obstacles, unemployment, to be overcome in creating a more promising world. The President noted, for example, that unemployed Ameri cans last year lost one billion work days—"equivalent to shutting down the entire country with no production, no services, and no pay for over three weeks." While saying "This nation can do better than that," he emphasized the ominous possibility of doing much worse unless effective counter measures are adopted. "Above all," he said, "We need to release the brake of wartime tax rates which are now holding down growth at the very time we need more growth to create more jobs." He said a $10.3 billion tax cut would "be multiplied many times in new markets, new equipment, new jobs, new payrolls, and then still more consumption and invest ment." Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv A TREE GROWS along 1-35. Here workmen plant a walnut south of Ottawa as Dean Slyter of the State Highway Department looks on. (Herald Photo) Prettying Up 1-35 Shoulders The barren shoulders of Interstate 35 are taking on a new look. Between now and mid-April some 2,550 plantings will me made on 1-35 from its termination point south of Ottawa to the Franklin- Miami County line east of Wellsville. Doing the job is the Springer Construction Co., Galesburg. The firm is working under the supervision of Dean Slyter, Paola, of the State Highway Department which recently awarded the Galesburg firm the planting contract. Friday crews were planting in the area immediately south of Ottawa. Slyter said a number of varieties of trees and bushes were being planted according to a master plan which is part of the state's 1-35 project design. Several varieties of hybrid elms, cedars and evergreens are include in the planting, ornamental trees include coffee trees, honey locusts, hackberries, red- buds and hawthornes. In addition the work includes planting of ash, walnut and pines. Also being used are honeysuckle and Boston ivy. Bali Asks Rice, 'Copters Isolated By Lava, Starving To Death By KARSTEN PRAGER DENPASAR, Bali (AP)-An urgent request for rice and helicopters went out from this capital today in a desperate effort to save starving villagers isolated by a five-day deluge of lava. The death toll from the eruption of sacred Agung volcano stood at 1,264. The governor of Bali said he expected it to rise to at least 1,500, since many persons are missing and feared dead: More than 5,000 people were reported isolated without food in the town of Karangasem, southeast of the smoldering volcano that had been listed in tourist books as inactive. Helicopters were requested from military authorities in East Java to ferry out people stranded in pockets surrounded by hot lava streams. But there was no indication here Saving Tears., Mac Says? After Hearing He Wept By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (AP)-A Senate source says Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, stung by a belief his integrity was being questioned in the investigation of the TFX warplane contract, wept at a closed hearing Thursday and told senators: "My son is asking, 'When is my father going to be proved an honest man?' " A Defense Department spokesman, brushed off as nonsense the report that McNamara had cried. He said that when the secretary was told about it, McNamara remarked he was "saving up his tears for the individual who made up the story." The Senate source ,who declined to be quoted by name, told a newsman McNamara had sobbed as he protested his integrity was being unjustly questioned and that his family had been deeply hurt by publicity surrounding th hearings. The source said tears streamed down the secretary's cheeks when he brought up his son's question. The Defense Department had no comment on McNamara's reported allusion to his son. McNamara's son, Robert Craig, is 13. He also has two daughters, Elisabeth, 21, and Kathleen, 18. BRIEF VISITOR in Ottawa yesterday was Rep. Wiliam Avery, Wakefield, shown here chatting with Mayor Charles Williamson (left) and Robert A. Anderson (right). The U. S. congressman was in Ottawa visiting friends and taking a look at Ottawa's flood control system. whether or when the appeals could be met. Bali's Governor Anak Agung Sutedja told the Associated Press thousands of Balinese who lost homes in the eruption may have to leave this lovely island forever. He said 57,000 people, mostly fanners, have lost all they possessed. Another 65,000 to be evacuated as soon as possible may also become homeless. Not a touch of green remained in the northeast village of Bek- asih, five miles from the top of the 10,308-foot volcano which the Balinese believe is the home of the gods. Trees were stripped of leaves, branches caked white with volcanic dust. Trraced rice pad- died lay under a smooth gray surface of brimstone. A few people, refusing to be evacuated, silently cleared small garden plots of rocks and dug up soil in which all plants have died. Most of the casualties were suffered during the initial eruption Sunday morning when a rain of hot ash and long tongues of lava killed hundreds. The governor said the fiery ashes came donwn like a curse from Agung, and victims were The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy, continued mild tonight and Sunday. Low tonight near 50. High Sunday 70s. High temperature yesterday, 65; low today, 42; high year ago today, 62; low year ago today, 33; record high this date, 90 in 1910; record low this date, 13 in 1960; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a.m 45 9 p.m 53 10 a.m 50 10 p.m 51 11 a.m 55 11 p.m 51 Noon 58 Midnight 50 1 a.m 50 2 a.m 48 3 a.m 46 4 a.m 47 5 a.m 46 6 a.m 45 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 58 60 62 64 65 64 62 58 55 a.m 48 a.m 50 roasted alive as they knelt to pray to the gods of the volcano. The temperature of the ashes was 230 degrees. Passes Bill For 'Equal' Assessment TOPEKA (AP)-A bill to equalize tax assessments in Kansas passed the House 71-25 today and sent to the Senate. The bill calls for all taxable property to be assessed at 30 per cent of its actual or sale value. Studies indicate property is assessed at an average of about 20 per cent in the state but varies greatly from county to county and within some counties. In some counties the taxable property is assessed at an average of about 12 per cent of actual value while in others it is nearly 50 per cent. County officials charged with assessing or equalizing assessments would be guilty of misdemeanors if they wilfully fail to equalize the assessments at 30 per cent of value. A bill to increase the salaries of most county officials $200 a year was passed and sent to the Senate. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Saturday—0 For March—15 For 1963—76 Comparable 1962 period—100 Brazil Bows To Reds; US Aid In Doubt By JOSEPH M01IBAT WASHINGTON (AP) - Brazil has decided the Communists may hold a pro-Castro congress there if they want to. And the United States has decided to hold off on an announcement of heavy financial help to Brazil. Word from the White House of about $500 million in U.S. credit to Brazil was expected Friday at the conclusion of negotiations with Seven Die In 3-Car Collision Happy burn. - Taiiy's Toot Birthday, Mr. Fish- ADDISON, N.Y. (AP)-Seven persons, including four members of one family, were killed Friday night in the collision of three automobiles on Route 17 just east of this village in south-central New York. State police said one car crossed into the opposite lane of the two- lane blacktop highway, sideswiped a second car, and smashed head on into the third. The gasoline tank on the first car exploded, troopers said, and the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The three occupants perished. Also dead were the four occupants of the third car, members of the Ervie Allen family of nearby Cameron Mills. The three persons in the car that was sideswiped escaped without injury, police said. The victims in the first car were Franklin L. White, 19 Rathbone, Ernest Dewey, Painted Post, and Charles Sorber, 21, also of Painted Post. In the third car, Ervie Allen, 59, was dead at the scene. His wife, Frances, 55, died in Corning Memorial Hospital about five hours after the accident. Their daughter Marcia, 23, died about three hours after the crash, and another daughter, Alethea, 15, was dead on arrival at the hospital * * * Four In Family Die In Accident HOUSTON, Tex. (AP)-A man, his wife and two of their children were killed Friday night when their car snagged a cable stretched between two pieces of construction equipment. The cable sheared off the top of the car. R. V. Holloway, 42, a Houston track driver; his wife, Melba, 22; their son, Michael, 15 months, and daughter, Tammie, 3, were killed. Another daughter, Pamela, 4, was in critical condition with head injuries. A bulldozer was pulling a ditching machine with the cable, accident investigator C. G. Wright said. There was 11 feet between the two pieces of machinery. Wright said the driver of the car apparently tried to steer between the machines without seeing the cable. Hundred Years Old Today, Thinks He Needs To Diet By LOIS SMITH OVERBROOK - George Fishburn, two miles southeast of Overbrook, is observing h i s 100th birthday today. In celebration of the event a dinner for relatives and close friends will be served Sunday in Overbrook Methodist Church. Fishburn believes that his 99 years of residence in Kansas entitle him to call himself a native Kansan. He actually was born in Washington County Iowa, but was brought by his family to Kansas in 1864. The family settled near Lawrence and lived in a small log cabin. When George was 14 his father died leaving his mother with nine children to rear. A few years later his mother bought 160 acres southeast of Overbrook. When George was 21 and his brother, Ezra, 19, they bought the land from their mother and began farming. The two broke 105 acres of prairie sod in only one month. There were neither fences nor buildings on the land but in time a new house was built. It was to this home that George brought his young bride, Emma Powell, when the couple was married in 1891. Mr. and Mrs. Fishburn had been married nearly 65 years when she died in 1956. Fishburn is not the only long- lived member of the family. His brother, Henry, who lives in Douglas County, is 102, a brother, Ezra, Medicine Lodge, is 98, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Hoover, Ottawa, is 95. Fishburn still lives on his farm where he is cared for by his daughter, Rena Fishburn. He has three other children, Mrs. Henry Vardy, Prescott, Ariz.; Mrs. Carl Stwallcy, Ford, and Paul Fishburn, Kansas City; five grandchildren, and nine great- grandchildren. A son, Wilbur, died in 1948. Fishburn has a good appetite and, like many younger people, thinks he would like to lose a bit of weight. At age 80, he lost the sight of one eye and a few years later, the other. For this reason, he enjoys radio rather than TV and keeps up with the time of day by his 75-year-old striking clock. Still a matter of pride are his stone barn and stone barnyard fences which he laid up from rock quarried on the farm after his 75th birthday. Francisco San Tiago Dantas, Brazilian finance minister. But (he announced—and a scheduled meeting between San Tiago Dantas and President Kennedy—never came off. The meeting was postponed to Monday. A news conference at the Brazilian Embassy was canceled. So was a planned State Department report on the progress of the U.S.-Brazil money talks. In Rio de Janeiro, at the same time, the press secretary to President Joao Goulart was explaining that Brazil will neither help nor hinder a Cuban Solidarity Congress opening in Sao Paulo next Thursday. Brazil's constitution, said Press Secretary Paul Riff, guarantees the right of peaceful assembly. Plans for the congress have aroused controversy. A Cuban exile leader, Maximo Sorondo, claimed Goulart was lending support to the congress, one principal purpose of which is to sound support for Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro. The Brazilian Embassy in Washington issued a statement late Friday night critical of "certain distorted news according to which the Brazilian government would have approved the meeting in Sao Paulo." There were indications in Washington that the Communist meeting might bring about congressional demands that the Kennedy administration shut off aid to Brazil. Miss Ottawa Deadline Soon The deadline to enter the 1963 Miss Ottawa Pageant is midnight Monday, March 25. Nine girls have entered the contest, a preliminary in the Miss Kansas and Miss America Pageants, and six others arc expected. Girls who haven't entered should make arrangements with Dr. Don McKelvey, general chairman for the Pageant. L. C. HAUGHN L. C. Haughn In Wellsville S^ool Post L. C. Haughn, superintendent of the Quenemo schools for five years, has resigned and will become superintendent of schools at Wellsville. He is a graduate of Ottawa University. He succeeds W. E. Peterson, as superintendent. Peterson has accepted a position as administrator in the schools at Syracuse. The changes will be effective this fall. Haughn, in addition to being superintendent, will serve as high school basketball coach at Wellsville and possibly act as guidance counsellor. Al Williams resigned as basketball coach to join his father in the grocery business. Mr. and Mrs. Haughn have two grown children. CoffinTip Worth $5 Elmo Roddick, 630 S. Hickory, is winner of $5 this week in The Herald's news tip contest. He tipped the newspaper on the fact that a coffin was sold at a local auction. Others who turned in good news tips were Mrs. Willard Newman, Centropolis; Gail Pate, 520 S. Cedar; Mrs. Maxine Buckley, WU« liamsburg; Mrs. Charles Weaver, 715 S. Locust; Mrs. Daisy Gunn, 633 S. Poplar, and Mrs. E. W. Baldwin, RFD 2. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news or feature tip submitted. Simply call or write The Herald when something unusual happens in your community, and a reporter will take it from there. 5 Dead In Headon Crash Garnett Couple Among LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) The toll in a two-car accident on U. S. 50 Friday was increased to five today with the death of Mrs. Marcia Stark, 22, Warrensburg. Mrs. Stark, one of three women hurt in the accident near Lone Jack, died in the Warrensburg Medical Center. The other two women injured, Mrs. Linda Lou Turner, 20, Warrensburg, and Mrs. Leona Small, 33, Odessa, were reported in fair condition at Warrensburg. Killed instantly in the crash were: Seltzer G. Monsces, 63, and his wife, Waneta, 59, of Garnett, Kan. occupants of one car; Ralph Epple, 37, Knob Nostcr, Mo., and Mrs. Mary B. Ford, 20, of Odessa, Mo. Injured in Epple's car were Mrs. Linda Lou Turner, 20 of Warrensburg, Mo.; Mrs. Leona Small, 33, Odessa, and Mrs. Marcia Stark, 22, Warrensburg. They were taken to the Warrensburg Medical Center. Mrs. Stark was reported in critical condition. Mrs. Turner, an expectant mother, and Mrs. Small were in fair condition. The five persons in Epple's car were on their way to work at the Western Electric plant in Lee's Summit. The Monsees were traveling to Sedalia to visit relatives. The Highway Patrol said the Monsees car, driven by Mrs. Monsees, went out of control after passing a truck. Witnesses said the right wheels dropped off the pavement, then the car veered into the opposite lane into the path of Epple's car. GEORGE FISUBUBN

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