The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 23, 1963 · Page 4
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OTTAWA HERALD Saturday, March 23, 1963 Saturday Notebook We have never looked forward to his show, but Art Linkletter's book about crazy things children say has been standard equipment in our house for some time. Maybe it's because silly things happen with any group of children, no matter whose they are. Like this week when a young friend of ours went downtown to get his shoes repaired. Before he left his mother told him to cash a check he had received some time ago for shoveling snow. Later in the morning he was seen walking across the bridge. Asked where he was going, his answer was, "To the Kansas State Bank." And asked why, he replied, "Well, that's the bank the check was written on." In Kansas City recently at a formal dinner party, we were enjoying a wonderful dinner on which it was obvious the hostess had spent the day working. Midway through the meal one of her sons, 10, walked into the dining room. "Cleaned your razor for you, This And That by jph Dad," he told his father. Then he added, "Cleaned Maw's, too." When we told this to a grandmother of our acquaintance, she topped it with the story of what happened to her son. It seems the family minister came to call. When the phone rang and her son went to answer it, grandson, 4, was left to entertain the guest. Bright lad that he is, he asked the minister, "Would you like a martini? My Dad makes the best martini there is." But it was a great-aunt who came up with the best we have heard recently. Her niece had a baby recently and the new arrival was thriving, taking nourishment in the normal, old-fashioned manner. Preparing to go out one evening, the mother was putting the baby to bed when the doorbell rang. It was the sitter. One of the other children, 5, answered the door and greeted the sitter with, "Come see the new baby. And, boy, wait 'til you see how you are going to have to feed her." Short Honeymoon In India LEARN THOSE LINES - These three Ottawa Senior High students prepare to put added "push" X « ™ e '227 i aCUH1 f?, " S they Io ° k ° ver th?lr lines ta «** month ' s all-school production of The Mouse That Roared," to be presented at Mimorial Auditorium April 26-27. Prom left are Terry Wollen, in male lead as army leader; Bob Nordyke, portraying U. S. President, and Anne Machin. in female lead as grand duchess. (Herald Photo). Cyclone Doin's BOMBAY—Late winter is the favorite time for • Hindu weddings. It is not that the young blood begins stirring earlier on this side of the world. The astrologers agree that this is the most propitious season. The bride does not select the hour of the cere- r mony. The astrologer does. If he says the auguries indicate two o'clock in the morning, then • at two hours after midnight the vows are exchanged. As a mat- "."tor of fact, the bride has nothing to do with any of the ar- v ^rangements. Including the selec- '.' tion of her own husband. The centuries-old customs are breaking down, everyone agrees, yet they continue to prevail in ;. most cases outside the largest . cities. Once the girl's husband was selected for her when she was a small child. Now 14 is a more conventional age, or it may even be delayed until she is 17. 1- Her family begins shopping around to find her a good match. The families of the eligible boys listen to the description of her merits. The decision is with the latter. Character references being satisfied, haggling starts over the size of the dowry. It is a cold business transaction on the gooom's ride. It may be financial life or death for the bride's father. It is by no means unknown for an Indian to sell his home and business to provide his daughter's dowry. The deal having been closed, the young couple are given their first, brief meeting. He will usually ask her to read to prove she is literate. She, shy and nervous, probably will trip over the words. After this introduction, the boy may register his dissatisfaction, but if he comes from a good Brahman, or highest caste, family, it is unlikely he will. She, practically, has no choice. Should she refuse, her family would be ostracized by all the caste to which it belongs. So it is not love that makes the world go round out here, and there is no romance to spark it. The system must work, however, or the birth rate would not be the most serious problem confronting India. How long the engagement lasts usually depends on the ages of the couple for whom the contract has been made. During it they may never see one another, and if they do, at rare intervals, the meetings will be heavily chaperoned. Finally comes the long awaited day. Prior to the ceremony, tables of highly spiced vegeterian dishes (if it is not heavy with chili powder they can't eat it) are spread out in both the happy homes. Guests pick from the plates with their fingers, babble as wedding guests the world over do, and drift from home to home. Then, at the hour the astrologer has selected, the vows are exchanged in the bride's home, on thj lawn, or in the temple. Afterward the wedding procession. It has a vanguard of young men to clear the way. Next a trio of drummers, or a full brass band, if family fortunes permit. Behind is the gaily decorated carriage of bullock cart containing the newlyweds. In the rear the wedding guests walk along. The wedding procession passes through the principal streets, attracting crowds and making a frightful lot of noise. Its purpose is to demonstrate to the entire community that the two are now one. It terminates at the bridegroom's home. If the couple is advanced and affluent, there may be a conventional western-style honeymoon. If not, they simply retire to the room in his father's home that has been cleared of his younger brothers in preparation for their arrival. Before the couple occupies the nuptial bed, however, the groom's mother comes in to remind her new daughter-in-law to be up in time to help with the breakfast dishes. In India forever the world's work must go on. Aidd Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO M r . and Mrs. D. M. Brumit of 109 N. Locust, observed their 54th wedding anniversary. Elmer Underwood, a former Ottawan and member of the firm of Underwood and Underwood, was here from Maple Springs, N. Y., on business. Franklin County sheriff's officers were among a large number searching for bandits who held up the bank at Spring Hill. 50 YEARS AGO Telegraph news dispatches told of the tornado which hit Omaha, Neb., taking as estimated 200 lives. Ross Bower, reporter on the Hutchinson Gazette, and formerly of Franklin County, quit his job to return and work in his father's lumber and elevator business at Pomona. *. F. Doman was called to Lane by the serious illness of his mother. Prayer For Today He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5.) PRAYER: O Lord, forgive our sins of omission and commission. Help us to be repentant of heart. Give us Thy grace that we may do better in the future than we have done in the past. For Jesus' sake. Amen. Pep Club Goes Hillbilly By MARGARET WILLIAMS and ANNE MACHIN Dressing up as Daisy Maes, making nut cups, selling basketball magazines, competing in drama contests and going to conventions, the OHS students kept up in the tide of activities this week. For it's first social of the year, the Pep Club staged a hillbilly buffet Tuesday. Members dressed in typical costumes. Each brought a covered dish to add to the main course — pizza — furnished by the club. The hillbillies watched a skit, presented by Susan Sandow, Inger Pederson, Gail Davenport and Janet Daiigharthy entitled "Shotgun Wedding." Heads of the committees were Mary Tipton, Anne Casida, Kathy Reusch and Barbara Artinger who were responsible to Marcia Doman, president, and Miss Rose Shular, sponsor. Entrance was through a clothesline of "long Johns". Other decorations pictured a backwoods cabin complete with rustic fireplace and saggy burlap bed. With Easter on the way, the senior high Kayettes pretended to play Easter bunny to patients at Ransom Memorial Hospital. At then; meeting Thursday the girls made Easter nut cups out of match boxes and egg shells. Harriett Bechtle headed the committee. For those people who do not have energy to take a 50-mile hike, the athletic department has provided some new gymnastic equipment. The GAA and girls and boys gym classes have been using the new "horse" and parallel and horizontal bars. This is the first time girls at Ottawa High have used this muscle-building equipment to go along with] ANNE their mat and tumbling work. Today 10 representatives from the Future Business Leaders of America are attending a regional convention at Topeka High School. Deanna Smith, Joyce Bartlett, Myra Droge. Jean Allen, Cheryl DeWald, Shirley Yerkes, SheUa Mulcahey, Margery Golden, Peggy Walburn and Karen Lambright, each will enter a contest, competing with girls from 13 other schools. Contests are divided into advanced shorthand, production typing, beginning typewriting, beginning bookkeeping, and spelling and beginning shorthand. The girls were accompanied by Leroy Bailey and Marie Girard, sponsors. The business department also had a guest speaker last week, Mr. R. E. Knaack, of the Kansas City Business College, talked with the office machines classes about business schools in general. He discussed courses offered, the amount of salary one can expect for various positions, and cost and tuition. He also discussed the supply and demand of various positions in this area. "Buy a Red and White, Only 50 cents. The journalism department, headed by Mr. Conrad Downing, has come up with another idea to add to the list of Ottawa High publications. Mr. Downing and Mr. Ted Brill, a 1956 OHS graduate, present English teacher and assistant coach, compiled the magazine which covers the entire basketball season. With a brilliant red and white cover, the publication has pic- .ures, statistics and copy concerning each game. Also included are pictures of junior high, "B" team and varsity cheerleaders, plus Queen of Courts and attendants. The magazine can be bought from any journalism member. . . Tom Jordan, art teacher, designed cov- To Your Good Health Relief In Hysterectomy Swedish Pianist At Baker BALDWIN - Inger Wikstrom, young Swedish pianist, will be introduced to the Baker University community at a concert in Rice Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Miss Wikstrom is making her first appearance in the United States this spring after a tour of 10 cities in Italy under the sponsorship of UNESCO. Following her debut in Stockholm in 1959 at the age of 19, she has performed in several European countries, including Wigmore Hall recitals and television appearances in London. Miss Wikstrom will play selections from Erland V. Koch, Grieg, Prokefiev, Beethoven and Chopin. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. Quenemo News Club Has Covered Dish Dinner By SALLY PERRY The Willing Workers Club met in the Annex, with Mrs. Mary Wilson as the hostess. A covered dish dinner was served at noon for 17 members, five children and six guests. The club pieced quilt blocks for Mrs. Stella Sweetwood. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Ada Thompson. The Band Mothers have elected new officers. They are Mrs. Larry Walker, president; Mrs. Van Cade, vice president, and Mrs. Joe Jackson, secretary and treasurer. The second annual Round Ro )in Mission Conference is being conducted at the Quenemo Baptist Church. It will end March 31. The Past Noble Grands Club met with Mrs. Ellen Green, assisted by Mrs. Bill Ragan. Eleven members were present. Mrs. Roger Comstock had charge of the devotionals, and Mrs. Walter Hull conducted the business. Mrs. Bill Poston lead recreation. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Ernest Perry. Ottawa Herald 1962 FIRST IN KANSAS lOt-lot •. Man Published dally eicepi aunUf aoo Holidays. Second claai portage at Ottawa, Kansas. Robert B. Welllnftci Editor And Publisher Buhscrtption rules 10 trade area— B) mail, one month fl.OO, three montbi 13.00, six months, 15.00, one year t.oo! duoscriptii'O rates outside trade aiet -By mail, one month, $1.80; three months $4.26; ilx month*. 18.00; one /ear, 115.00. MEMBER OF THX AB8OC1ATOD PBEM The AMoolated Presi « entitled exclusively to the use foi publication ol •II the local nowi printed In the new* paper a* wall a* all AJ> oewe «!• By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: My doctor advises me that due to a large fibroid tumor of the uterus I will soon have to undergo a hysterectomy. Is it considered major surgery? Does it bring about menopause as well as end the possibility of pregnancy? What effect physically and mentally will it have on me?—MRS. A.K. Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus, and fibroids are the most frequent cause. A tumor may be so large that there is pressure on the bladder, bowel or other organs. Or, depending on its location, it may be causing excessive bleeding. Yes a hysterectomy is major surgery. So is removal of an appendix. However, neither should cause alarm. Removal of the uterus prevents child-bearing. But in cases requiring such surgery, the presence of the tumor already is, in most cases, sufficient to prevent pregnancy, so for practical purposes this is of no importance. As to whether it brings on menopause, that depends. If a woman is in her 40's and hence near menopause anyway, adjacent structures, such a- tubes and ovaries, may well be removed, Removal of (he ovaries does, indeed, bring on "surgical menopause" although it is, after all, lit- tli. more than a matter of speeding it up a year or two. In younger women, the ovaries may be left in, assuming that they are healthy, show no signs of being cystic, etc. In that case, menopause will not come with the operation, but will occur at the regular time (usually about 45) when the ovaries stop secreting hormones in accustomed quantity. If, however, the ovaries are seen to be faulty, this is the best time to remove them. Physical and mental effect of the operation on you? Physically, once the operation is past, the first effect usually is that the patient begins to feel better. Pressures have been relieved. Sometimes anemia has developed because of excess bleeding, a..J now this condition can correct itself, the patient feeling stronger and happier than before. As to mental effects, none, unless your psychological outlook is such as to cause it. There is no reason to expect any mental impact. Femini- ty is not lost or impaired in any sense. True, childbearing ceases, but as I said, it probably was over anyway, so why worry about that aspect? Knowing these things you will find, I am sure, that the only mental effect afterward will be relief at having it over with. Dear Dr. Molner: I had a light case of shingles last year and have the same symptoms now except I don't have a rash. Could this be caused by a nervous condition?—MRS. A.D. Shingles rarely attacks twice; whether your trouble is nerves or some physical ailment, I won't guess. It needs examination. But I doubt strongly that it's shingles. Much heart trouble is preventable. Write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI., for your copy of his booklet, "How To Take Care of Your Heart," enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 20 cents in coin to cover cost of printing and handling. «. Previous editions of the Red *nd White were put out in 19S6 and 1187. The department hopes to continue the Red and White through the years. Today the speech and drama students, with Miss Jane Feuerborn, head of the drama depart* nent' competed in a district speech and drama contest at Shawnee Mission North High School. Linda Showalter gave a monologue from "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," while Bill Douglas entered a selection from the "Education of Hyman Kaplan." A one-act play given by Salli Corlis, Tony Warren and Teresa Morrisey was "Perfect Analysis Given By a Parrot" After this drama project, Miss Feuerborn will launch into the last production of the year, "The comedy to be presented April 28 and 27. Tryouts for the third all- school play were last Thursday. Cast members are as follows: Gloriana, Anne Machin; Mary, Barbara Hughes; Jane, Judy Ferguson; Fran, Darline Diven; Mrs. Bascom, Salli Corlis; Jill, Paula Howell; Debbie, Nancy Burling* ham; Will Tatum, Bill Douglas; General Snippet, Alan Rybolt; Tom MuUigan,^Wayne Kissinger; Mill Wilkins, Myra Droge; College Students, Edith Ponton, Virginia Paul, Nicki Prentice and Aleta Stevens; Soldiers, Becky Lowrance, Gary Mavity, Maridee Griffin and Bob Hyden; Pam, Su* Judd; Tully, Terry WoUen; Count Mountjoy, Ben Park; David Bentner, Jim Graham; Ann, Teresa Morrisey; Norma, Mary Tipton; Helen, Carolyn Mages; Mrs. Reiner, Linda Showalter; Mr. Beston, Rick Winchester; Prof. Ko- kintz, Tony Warren; Page, Vicky Kelley; Miss Johnson, Margaret Williams, and President of U. S.. Bob Nordyke. As with the close of a play the curtain falls, so the curtain falls on mis Saturday's act. k f I Sale I will sell all my personal property at my farm: 2 miles north and iy 2 miles west of Ottawa on Tuesday, March 26 At 1 O'clock Machinery: 1951 Ford tractor with plow, cultivator, mower, loader, 2 rowed lister; 7 ft. tandem disc; 2 rubber tired farm trailers. Several tons of iron. Household goods and other miscellaneous. A complete clean-up sale. TERMS: Cash Not Responsible in Case of Accidents. Perry Weien. OWNER AUCTIONEERS: Printy & Son CLERK: Kansas State Bank AN AUCTION Cnstruction Equipment Thursday, April 1 1 10 A.M. At old Herington, Kansas Airbase; Harry Henery. Inc. being liquidated and FAG Constr. Co. Inc quitting earth moving business. ' American 595C dragline (114 yd.) w/Cummins diesel, new in '60; American 595C shovel front- Koehring 305 dragline w/GMC diesel; B-E 10B crane w/gas power; Insley TG432 truck crane; drag and clam bkts.; 4-M and 2-M drop hammers- 9T a T.:. D TOn 3 ^^/ rip ? er; (4) Cat - D ' 8 ' s . ISA and 2Us; mCTD-25 w/dozer; fflC TD241 and A-C ra-21A w/rippers; (2) A-C HD-20 pushers; (4) o 7 TT 8 ' 1 I A / 1 ? 3T>B w /^ers; Cat. D-6, oil do 2) fflc TD - 20 ' 8 w/dta£ o* ; Cat 977 loa der; me loader; (8) IHC and John Deere diesel wheel tractors; Ford 640 tractor. (5) Cat. DW-15's, 76D's and 70C; (3) LeT-W C Tournapulls; (3) Cat. DW-21's, 8W's; (2) Eudid STDT's; (2) IHC 2T55 payscrapers; 2 A-C 314 scrapers; Cat. 70 and 60 scrapere; Cat. 14 grader St 'K? rS- ?fi ^ 70D "* 8Ts *>&Se£ Cat. No. 112; (2) A-C maintainers; I-R 365 Gyrol SS V6ry ff00 £ Jaeg6r 125 •»* Worthington 85 compressors; Bunco air motor; Gallon SP Pneu roller; Huber 8-12 ton tandem roller; (4) shS foots; Austin Western 1024 jaw crasher w/Sa power; Atlas 24" x 45' conveyor and B - G 35 * car J ' D disc 8 " core » f =' $ scale ' 1,080 gal distributor; Seaman Pulvi-Mixer w/GMC oieae.; Universal forms; mixers; wilders- lieht InVt™i 8h SP com Pressors; pumps; Grace broom; air tools; Rodgers 100-ton press; shop equipment; office equipment and furniture; approximately 300 jiCiV Li * • i.r ? Po / d T75 ° tandem 58 IHC A174 tandem dumps; (2) '57 Chev. taAdem dumps; LaCrosse 33-ton and Rogers 30-ton tandem lowboys; (5) IHC, GMC and Dia. T truck tractoS to 58; winch trucks; (3) dumpcrete trucks: (13) flatbed and water trucks; (4) pickups to '61; (2) '61 Bucks; Van and Tank trailers; other tracks ana trailers. WRITE - WIRE - CALL Auctioneers for descriptive Financing Available to users on Major items (except trucks and trailers), or, complete payment sale day by cashiers, certified checks. Each piece positively sells to the highest bidder —No bid Ins— No buy backs— No minimum prices! Harry Henery, Inc. and FAG Const. Co., Inc. OWNERS llmt.lm. M.hr-.l,- IQUIHMtNl AUCriON LlADfRSHIP HrwroctWMl W/VCf 1921

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