The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 25, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 89 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES NO, IT ISN'T SHOWING? — Dora Carpenter, in role of maid, asks womanhood's eternal question in scene from "Breath of Spring", Ottawa Community Theater Players' spring production to be presented, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. (Herald Photo) 'Breath Of Spring' Is Almost Upon Us Beginning today, seats in Memorial Auditorium on which "Breath of Spring" will blow Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights may be reserved. Tickets are on sale for the 3- act comedy to be presented by Ottawa Community Theater Players, Inc., by members of the cast and the Players. They also may be purchased at the Gas Service Office, 208 S. Main, where reservations are being handled. A ticket sells for a dollar, and a seat can be reserved for an additional 25 cents. The play, by British writer Peter Coke, is strictly for laughs, says the director, Mrs. ' Ruth Lathrop Kirven. The 8-man cast includes Jack Kille in the lead male role of a retired British Army general, Retired Electrician Dead At 65 Herman A. Stoltz, 65, 731 S. Main, lifelong Ottawa resident; died at his home Saturday at 7:30 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months. He retired a few months ago as city electrical inspector. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home. Rev. Charles P. Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery where Warren Black Post No. 60, American Legion, will participate in a graveside service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today. A veteran of World Wars I and II, he was born Aug. 17, 1897, in the Stoltz residence, 403 S. Hickory, which was torn down for the new post office site, He was the son of Ferdinand C. and Mary (Grader) Stoltz. Before becoming city electrical inspector, Mr. Stoltz owned and operated the Stoltz Electric Co. for many years. He was a member of First Methodist Church. He had 40 years of continual membership in Warren Black Post. Surviving are a son, Frederick A, Stoltz, Sparks, Nev.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Stoltz, 731 S. Main, and Martha Stoltz, Chanute, and two brothers, William C. Stoltz and Fred Stoltz, Wichita. One sister, Mrs. Marie Bain, died in 1949. Red Cross Shoes — Cobbles. Paines Bootery. Adv. and Mrs. Mildred Jamison in the lead female role as Dame Beatrice. Others in the cast are Mrs. Daisy Shull, Mrs. Rosemary Ralston, Mrs. Betty Knoeppel, Dora Carpenter, Bert Brewer and Clarence Ralston. Bert plays a Scotland Yard plain clothesman and Clarence, a British bobby (policeman). The producer is Mrs. Helen Pickens. Mrs. Mary Cochrane is in charge of ticket sales. Show- time each night is 8:15. Needs-Seed For New Garden Crop There'll be a new "vegetable" in the garden at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown, 1134 W. 7th, provided their 4-year-old daughter, Debbie, can find the seed. Debbie was deciding where she would plant what in her garden. She picked places for onions, 'matoes, 'tatoes and "gravey"! Her parents told her they didn't have any gravy seed, so she said she would try at her grandmother's home. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. Legislators Irked At Advertisements Asking School Aid "40 Per Cent Proposal" Is Misleading* Says Hill TOPEKA (AP) — Several members of the House said today they were angered by advertisements appearing in several Kansas news papers. The advertisements urged Kansas people to write their legislators and urged that state support of schools be increased. State support of schools now is less than 30 per cent but the advertisements proposes that it be increased to 40 per cent. At the bottom of the ad the names of the state representatives and the state senator for the district in which the ad was published were carried in large type with the suggestion that the readers write these men. In far smaller print was the legend that the advertisements were prepared and paid for by the Kansas State Teachers Association and the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers. House members took the floor to denounce the advertisements as misleading. Rep. Clyde Hill, R-Yates Center, said the advertisements not only were misleading in an implication they were published by legislators, but that the "40 per cent" aid proposal also is misleading. Hill said there has been an attempt to make it appear that national average of state support to schools is 40 per cent of the cost of operating the schools. Hill said this was not the case. He said the 40 per cent figure was obtained by listing all the states in the order that state funds are used in the support of schools, including states which have entirely different systems of finance in which the state supplies virtually all the funds directly. Hill said that with all the states arranged in order, a count was made down to the 24th state to find the median. He said this is the 40 per cent figure and that it is misleading to talk of it as a national average. "If you compare state aid in Kansas with the state aid in nearby states that have similar systems of schools and school finance, you will find that Kansas is very near the equal of any of them," Hill said. 285 Reserve Dinner Seats Reservations total 285 for the sports dinner to open at 6:30 tonight in the basement at Memorial Auditorium. The annual banquet, co-sponsored by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, honors Ottawa high and Ottawa University athletes and coaches. Among the persons to attend are a number of parents of OU athletes from out of town. Russell Crites will be master of ceremonies. Volney Ashford, athletic director at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., will speak. Said "Get Off" And Meant It ELISABETHVILLE, Katanga, the Congo (AP) — A Congolese soldier shot a white foreigner to death today because the white man didn't obey an order to get off the sidewalk fast enough to suit the soldier. The victim was Simon Asher, 55, believed to be an Israeli. He was the father of three children. Witnesses said a Congolese soldier on guard ordered Asher off the sidewalk as he walked past the former National Bank of Katanga, which the central Congo government has taken over. It is in the heart of Elisabethville's shopping and business center. The white man, slightly deaf, hesitated and the soldier shot him in the back. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a. m. Monday—2 For March—17 Comparable 1962 period—106 The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair through Tuesday. Colder tonight with lows 35-40. Highs Tuesday in 60s. KANSAS FORECAST - Gen- eraUy fair tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight with low near 30 northwest to 40 southeast. High Tuesday near 60 east to 60s west. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Tern- peratures Tuesday through Saturday will average about 10 degrees above normal west and three to five above normal east — normal high 54 to lower 60s; normal low 26-38. Cooling trend early in period. Turning wann- er later in week. Little if any precipitation expected. High temperature Saturday, 72; low Sunday, 56; high Sunday, 75; low today, be; high year ago today, 61; low year ago today, 43; record high this date, 92 in 1907; record low this date, 11 in 1912; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 62 9 p. m. 10 a. m 66 10 p. m. 11 a. m. .. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. ....73 ....74 ...74 11 p. m. 72 Midnight ..73 ..71 .68 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 62 61 60 61 62 62 60 61 60 58 56 57 Men, Feet Hurt! Try The Real McCoys, Paines Bootery. Adv. Nabbed At Miami Plush Living Ends For Bank Robber MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Jerry C. Rush, 27-year-old accused bank robber and prison escapee, was surprised by FBI agents today and arrested before he could pull either of two loaded pistols hidden in his car. The FBI said he bought the red upholstered, air conditioned black auto and financed a honeymoon with his striptease bride with loot from last November's $102,176 robbery of a New Jersey bank. In New York, the FBI said his wife, Catherine 26, was arrested simultaneously, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. She had been sought in connection with the bank robbery. "I knew the FBI would find me, but I didn't think you guys would do it so soon," agents quoted Rush as saying as he was taken into custody. He was among the FBI's 10 most wanted fugitives. Agents swarmed around Rush as he sat down behind the wheel of the car after leaving a plush Bay Harbor Islands apartment where he had been living nearly a month. In the car were a P38 German Luger and a .32 caliber revolver, both loaded, and additional ammunition for the weapons. Rush was questioned at the Miami FBI office, then taken to Dade County Jail until his arraignment. He faced warrants charging him with armed robbery, assult with intent to murder and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Rush and two other men are charged with robbing the Convery branch of the Perth Amboy, N.J., Nation! Bank of $102,176 last Nov. 16. His two accomplices were captured less than two weeks later in Las Vegas, Nev. At the time of the New Jersey bank robbery, Rush was a fugitive from the Maryland State Penitentiary. He had been serving a nVi year term for assault with intent to murder after firing a sawed-off shotgun at a Baltimore police officer who attmepted to arrest him in a stolen car. * * * Governor Still Hopeful Of Solution TOPEKA (AP) - There is still hope for getting at least a start in Kansas this year on a foundation finance plan for commo schools, Gov. John Anderson said today. Anderson proposed a foundation plan, aimed at equalizing state assistance to school districts, in his message to the Legislature at the start of the session. It would tend to force districts to contribute equal amounts through local taxes and eliminate the present wide variance in which some districts are taxed to the limit and others pay very little. "I have hopes we will get a start on the school foundation finance program," Anderson said at his news conference. "At a luncheon (with key legislators last week I told them I thought it was the most important piece of legislation left to work on in this session." Anderson said that an additional appropriation to perhaps $1 million would be enough to get the program started. Eventually then work could be done to equalize more fully, he said. The bill ran into trouble after legislators found out that many counties would lose considerable state aid under such a law. Tally's Toot This Kansas Legislature may go down in history as the blow- ingest of the stacks. HARRY F. JOHNSON County Road Man Is Dead Harry F. Johnson, 62, RFD 4 Franklin County road supervi sor, died Sunday at 4:10 a.m. in Ransom Memorial Hospital following an illness of several days. He had been a resident of Franklin County more than 50 years. Services will be at Dengel & Son Mortuary Wednesday at 2 p.m: Rev. Ned M. Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Williamsburg. Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 2, 1900, at Osborne. On June 1, 1921, in Ottawa, he married Lela Burroughs. He was active in highway construction and was foreman for Henery Construction Co., for 17 years. He served in a supervisory capacity in the construction of the landing field and runways at Forbes Ah- Base, Topeka. He had been county road supervisor since 1959. The family moved to Baxter community in 1949 and had been active in community affairs since then. He also was interested in farming and stock raising. Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Gragg, RFD 4, and Mrs. Helen Haynes, Oil City, Pa.; three grandchildren, and one brother, Ray Johnson, Ottawa. RED WING Boots-Work Shoes, Paines Bootery. Adv. ANYONE ELSE FOR TENNIS? — These six Ottawa High sophomores found yesterday a nice spring day for tennis and walked to Forest Park for practice. Kneeling (from left) are Kay Reams, Maridee Griffin and Vicki Kelley. Standing (from left): Barbara Hughes, Donna Porter and Susan Fleming. (Herald Photo) 'Like Rose On Dewy Vine' After Shedding 12 Pounds EDITOR'S NOTE When admittedly fat Mary Ferguson moved into a hotel room to get away from the temptations of her own cooking, she caught the imagination of millions. Here is her story of her continuing fast, written exclusively for The Associated Press. By MARY FERGUSON Written for The Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Seven days have gone by — 168 hours without food—and I'm feeling like a rose blooming on a dewy vine. Sounds kind of corny, I know —but it's true. I've lost 12 pounds and I am down to 232. I'm 3% inches smaller around the hips, 2 smaller around the waist and 4 smaller around the bust. It's hard to guess just yet how much I'll lose between now and next Sunday, when my self-imposed fast is over. My doctor says I will average about two pounds a day, but I'm hoping for more. I promised myself and my husband that I would fast for two weeks, locked up here in my hotel room, but everything is going so well I think I'll keep it up even after I go home. What I really want to do is get down to 128 pounds which would be just right for my 5-foot.-2 height. My husband calls me at least twice every day, and when I told him my new measurements—55 hips, 44 waist and 49 bust—he said: "Honey, that's wonderful. Keep it up. I know you can, and I love you." He's a wonderful man. Slender, not like me, and with white hair at 45 he's very distinguished-looking. I started this fast because I wanted a new dress for Easter, I want to be down to at least a size 20V6. That way I can find something with a little color in it, not those drab blacks that you get in size 24 1 /£. I know I'll get a new dress now —my husband Arthur has already promised it to me. The doctor told me the first 48 hours would be the hardest, that after that my stomach would shrink and there wouldn't be any hunger pangs. I've found, however, that it is rough for the first 72 hours. All I have had is coffee, tea and bouillon. I have coffee at 8 a.m. with no cream or sugar, just a little saccharine. Then iced tea at noon and coffee again at 4 p.m. The closest thing to food I have is bouillon, at 7 p.m. My worst time of all came with the bouillon, last Tuesday night. The waiter who brought up my tray made a mistake—there was a big plate of crackers on it. "That's not my tray," I told him. "Get it out of here. Get it out of here." The sight of the crackers was evidently too much for me to bear, however, and I was terribly sick for hours afterward. I My stomach just seemed to churn didn't sleep too well after that, all night. Somehow, I guess it was association, I had a craving for cheese to go with the crackers I didn't have. I had visions of all kinds of cheeses, American and Swiss, in great big chunks. On Wednesday I awoke and felt terribly depressed. For about an hour I felt I couldn't go on any longer. It was the worst feeling I've had since I came here. But I immediately prayed to St. Jude — the patron saint of those who try the impossible—and I said my Rosary. After that I began to feel a little bet ten .' : ;.-jT Later in the morning the hunger came back. For a minute I felt like I was leaving mis world com* pletely, but I got up and chewed a stick of gum and felt better immediately. I guess I've crammed my system with so much sweet stuff 'for years and years now that when it's not getting anything sweet it balks a little bit. I guess the little sugar I chewed out of the gum came to its rescue. Since then I have found that eat* ing really isn't so terribly necessary. It's really a very bad habit we acquire to compensate for our feelings of inadequacy. I feel calmer now than I have for months. Fasting seems to bring a wonderful tranquility. I honestly believe I'm having such an easy time of it because God is with me. Some of the nicest people hav« written me—more than 100 letters. I'm going to answer every one of them, too. Ike's Son Out Of Army In Publishing Business GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lt. Col. John S. Eisenhower, son of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower has submitted a letter of resignation from the Army and taken a position with a New York publishing firm. He made the announcement here over the weekend. He was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1944, served in Europe in World Warr II, and later in Korea. In 1958 he joined the White House staff. At the close of his father's administration, he was granted indefinite leave without pay, and became affiliated with a publishing company. Since then he has maintained an office in his father's headquarters in Gettysburg. Eisenhower has had less than 19 years of service and Army authorities said he will be ineligible JOHN EISENHOWER either for separation pay or retirement benefits which would have been his had he served for at least 20 years. 'Wash Sins Away' In Bali After Volcano Kills 1500 KLUNGKUNG, Bali (AP) - Pious Balinese flocked to the white beaches here today to cleanse themselves of the sins they fear may have angered the gods of the Agung volcano, which erupted last week, killing almost 1,500 persons. They carried small house temples and the Hindu trinity to the shore and offered sacrifices. Then they entered the South Pacific to wash away their sins. The cleansing festival takes place every 100 years. The volcano erupted in the middle of it, increasing the fervor of devotees who believe that natural disasters will occur if they fail to purify themselves. There were more than 200 injured and 65,000 left homeless in the disaster area. Once lush and green, it now is a vast desert of ash and mud. The official death toll was 1,478. It is feared this will rise when buried villages are excavated. This seaside village has become one of the most important rescue centers. Military units, police, Red Cross and government officials 5 face a gigantic task in providing food and shelter. They begged for air transport to evacuate the injured and homeless and were shocked when two Indonesian air force transports flew in 200 delegates to the 12th annual Pacific Area Travel Association conference for a sightseeing tour. Tours were banned, around Mt. Agung. Molten lava and ash, in addition to destroying whole village! and miles of countryside, wiped out roads and bridges. H)i> evacuationg difficult •- -"

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