The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 26, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, March 26, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 90 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES & Kill Wichita U Election Plan Coaches Can Be Funny Fellows IF SHE WEARS A YELLOW TAG this week at Ottawa High School she's one of those "Home EC" girls, observing Kansas Home Economics Week. Rosemary Lister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lister, 1544 Apple Lane, designed tag which isn't really as big on the girl as it appears in Rosemary's picture. Thirty-nine home economics students will attend Hospitality Day at K-State Saturday. Mrs. Frances Wren, OHS home economics teacher, is Franklin County chairman for this week. (Herald Photo) Coaches aren't either the wrinkle - browed sourpusses they appear to be at any game situation other than when their team is leading by 199 points. They can be downright funny, and some of them had crowds at Ottawa and Pomona in stitches on occasions last night at athletic banquets. At Pomona, Baker University's Karl Spear asked the people not to be put out over college recruiting of athletes. "After all," he said, "it's not often you see a school recruit a whole school as Pomona did Appanoose." There was Dick Peters, Ottawa University athletic director and head football coach, talking at the Ottawa banquet, thinking no doubt about an old competitor, Volney Ashford, being asked to speak. "We lost two games," said Dick, "and I haven't been asked to speak anywhere." Ottawa High basketball skipper, H. K. Stevens, didn't smile but Claims US Sailors Left Bills Unpaid HOLY LOCH, Scotland (AP)A Scottish businessman complained today that American sailors who returned to the United States on a Polaris submarine depot ship, the Proteus, left behind scores of unpaid bills. "We are annoyed by disillusioned at the way the Americans have treated us," said John Sir- ling, president of the Dunoon Traders Association. "We welcomed them to our town and extended credit to them because we knew this was the system they followed. Now they have taken away all the good will built up here during their two year's stay." Dunoon is the biggest town in the immediate area of Holy Loch. Holy Loch is a base for the depot ships. The depot ship Hunley has replaced the Proteus. Before the Proteus left March 15 its commander, Capt. Raymond Dubois, announced through newspapers that, in case of outstanding debts, merchants should write to him. A U.S. Navy spokesman in London said: "This sort of thing is detrimental to the service. We cannot force a man to pay his debts, but he would be well advised to do so." Scottish storekeepers are not enthusiastic about giving credit. Many of them did it for the first time in their lives to men of the Proteus. Fire Destroys 2-Story Home RICHMOND-A fire of unknown origin destroyed the home ol C. E. Camp Saturday afternoon four and half miles south of Richmond on US59. The house, a two-story, eight room structure, was formerly the home of the late Will Anderson and is owned by his daughters. The Camps moved into the house last fall. The family was able to save most of the home furnishing, Some of the items that were losl in the flames were insured. Fair And Warm TOPEKA (AP) — Generally fair weather and warming temperatures are predicted for Kansas through Wednesday. A cooling period dropped readings 10-20 degrees overnight. Winds were due to continue brisk in eastern Kansas through today, Strong winds in western were diminishing. Ask Excise Tax On Bank Income TOPEKA (AP) - The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee today recommended for passage a bill to place a uniform 5 per cent excise tax on the net income of banks, savings and loan associations, trusts and consumer loan companies. Sen. Frank Hodge, R-Hutchinson, committee chairman, estimated the bill would bring in an additional $355,000 in tax revenue from savings and loan associations, while revenue from taxes on banks would be reduced by about $290,000. The bin was drawn closely in line .with recommendations of the citizens advisory committee on state and local public finance in Kansas, Hodge said. The excise tax will be levied in lieu of all other taxes on intangibles. Now these organizations are taxed five mills on their capital stock. A complex system of deductions—different for each type of institution — has resulted in banks paying more taxes than savings association, Hodge said. He said banks were paying about $1.57 million annually while savings associations were paying about $60,000. He estimated banks will pay $1.28 million, savings associations about $415,000. The citizens committee recommended that all three types of financial institutions be taxed in a similar manner and that the excise tax be imposed. Federal laws limit state taxation of national banks. Hodge said an opinion of William Ferguson, attorney general, states the excise tax method is the only way Kan sas can tax such institutions. The committee voted to introduce a separate bill to place a similar 5 per cent excise tax on credit unions. May Smooth Wrinkled Brows NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP)-Injections may be used soon to erase facial wrinkles and creases, a California physician says. Injections of a solution of silicone fluid and fatty acids can make the face appear younger than it actually is, Dr. Harvey D. Kagan of Beverly Hills, Calif., said. Kagan reported the treatment in a scientific paper prepared lor ear, nose and throat physicians who perform plastic survey. They are attending the week-long meeting. Kagan said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is evaluating tests made with the injections. The FDA must approve it before it can be made available for general use. In addition to the cosmetic value, the process shows great promise for filling in arms and legs which have been deformed by polio, the physician said. The fluid was formulated 12 years ago by a Japanese physician, Rin Sakurai, who claims to have performed successful therapy on 72,000 persons in the past five years. Tauy's Toot Now we know: when the coach whispers in a player's ear during a game, it goes, "Did you ever hear the one about the Former Kansan On JFK Staff WASHINGTON (AP)- Kenneth A. Cox, a native of Topeka, Kan., was sworn in today as the third Kennedy administration appointee to the seven-member Federal Communications Commission. A Democrat and lawyer from Seattle, Wash., the 46-year-old Cox stepped into the $20,000-a-year post after two years as chief of the commission's broadcast bureau. In that role he promoted enforcement of a commission requirement that broadcasters provide, in addition to entertainment, the public affairs, news and educational programs called for in their license applications. le made others chuckle when he asked Ronnie Mendell, his prize sophomore,' to stand up. Small- sized Ronnie, rated by Stevens as one of the fine st sophomores he las seen, stood up but he was lard to spot in the crowd. "Are you standing up?" Stevens asked. Harvey Drake, OHS golf coach, in a show of some pessimism over his prospects, after walking from the end of the head table to the microphone at the center, allowed as how "It took me longer to walk to the mike than to list my golfers." Ashford, the Missouri Valley College vice president-athletic di rector - head football coach, rang in some obviously fictitious kinfolks as the butt of some of his tales. this one aunt, he said, is sort of fleshy. She used to be an excellent math teacher. But she had to resign because, when she turns around from the black boards in today's crowded classrooms she erases the problem off the board. This same aunt was in an elevator when the smart - alecky operator brought it down fast to a quick stop. "Did I startle you," he asked. The aunt said "no," that she always wore her unmentionables (only Ashford mentioned them) around her ankles A tie game, said Ashford, is something like halitosis. Better than no breath at all. For more serious comments by these athletic leaders, see Pgs 2 and 3. Webb Impressed With Wichita U WICHITA (AP)—Space Agency Director James E. Webb has written that he was impressed on a recent visit here with the potential at Wichita. University. Fred M. Kimball, president ol the Chamber of Commerce, disclosed Monday night that Webb had written: "Many of the complicat ions which exist in other areas and which tend to prevent a close relationship between the industrial and university worlds are not present in Wichita, so that a productive relationship can be developed there." Watch Out For The Fast Girls! LONDON (AP)—London drivers were warned today to watch out for fast women. Scotland Yard announced it has recruited its first four highway patrol girls. They will pilot 120 m.p.h. sports cars to catch speeders. Sixteen Miss Ottawa Candidates One beautiful girl will be chosen as Miss Ottawa May 3 after five judges select her from 16 contestants, making her eligible for Miss Kansas competition and pos sibly Miss America competition The Miss Ottawa Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Lions Club, will be in Memorial Audi torium. The Ottawa Pepsi-Cola plan' will award one $100 and two $5( scholarships to Miss Ottawa am runners-up. Those participating in this years pageant are Saundra Kae Holmes, Ottawa University; Syl via Jeanne Provencal, 223 S. Locust; Barbara Gail Disbrow, Ot tawa University; Helen Frances HarreUTOttawa University; Wen da Lee Edwards, Ottawa Uni Diane Ruth Wathkins, Ot tawa University; Janice Anne Milliken, Williamsburg; Diane Williamson, Ottawa University; Merry Lee Atkinson, Ottawa Uni versity; Joy Lee Long, Prince ton; Nancy Lee Bethell, Williams burg, Betty Sue Rollinson, Ba ker University; June Masters Baker University, and Dora Car penter, Ottawa. DON E. HARBISON Retired Insurance Agent Dies Donald E. Harbison, 81, retired insurance agent, 526 S. Sycamore, died in Ransom Memorial Hospital today at 5:45 a.m. He had been in poor health for more than a year. Services will be in Towner's Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Dr. Raymond P. Jennings will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Harbison was born June 16, 1881, in Miami County. He lived most of his life in Miami County and moved to Franklin County 44 years ago. He operated the Harbison-Reese Studebaker Co. and served as coun ty clerk from 1932 until 1940. He then became State Farm Insurance agent until he retired. Mr. Harbison married Muriel Irene Dale in Paola Nov. 21, 1906. Mrs. Harbison died March 11. He was a member of First Baptist Church and of the men's Elliott Bible Class. Surviving are two sons, Ralph G., Houston,. Tex., and Raymond C., Ottawa; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene Andrews, Kansas City Kas., six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. One brother Joseph, died two years ago. Enrollment Jump At KU LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)- The official spring semester enrollment at the University of Kan sas was announced today as 10, 763, the largest ever and an eigh per cent gain over the 1962 fig ure. The student body totals 9,837 up 603 over a year ago, and the K. U. Medical Center in Kansa City has 926, an increase of 190 Deserted LONDON (AP)-Florence Bald win finally came to the conclusion that her husband, Ernest, left her forever on their wedding day 33 years ago. The 52-year-old woman was granted a divorce Monday on the ground of desertion. Williams Opposes School Admission TOPEKA (AP)—A proposal to et Kansas voters decide whether Wichita U. should be brought into he state educational system was defeated today in the Kansas Elouse. The vote was 57-49 against the proposal. It was submitted as an amendment to the Wichita U. bill. [t was proposed by Rep. Odd Wiliams, R-Lawrence, after he led off debate on the bill. Shortly after the amendment was defeated, the House recessed its consideration of the measure until 2 p.m. Williams voiced general opposition to bringing Wichita into the state system, then suggested the amendment for a statewide vote. At present the bill calls for a vote by the citizens of Wichita on the question of giving the property of Wichita Municipal University to the state. Rep. John Conard, R-Greensburg, contended there is no provision under the Kansas Constitution for a referendum such as Williams proposed. But Williams said he had researched the matter carefully and had found nothing prohibiting such a move. Conard said the state Constitution delegates to the Legislature the responsibility for providing the children of Kansas an educa*. lion. * Rep. Tom Van Cleave, D-KaiK sas City, supported the Williams amendment, which was similar to one defeated in the House last week. "The addition of Wichita U. to the state system is going to cost initially $4 million," Van Cleave said. "Where is the money going to be raised, who is going to pay for it?" Rep. Frank Lill, D-Emporia, , said the state is going to have to ' pay more but that it will be well worth the cost in the educational opportunity provided for the young people of south central and southwest Kansas. Rep. Ernest Unruh, R-Newton, said if this is going to be put to a vote, then perhaps all future construction items and budget increases at existing state schools should be submitted to a vote of the people. Conard said it is estimated that Wichita can handle 3,000 additional students within its present facilities. He said on the basis of construction costs at the existing state schools in the last 10 years, it would cost the state $10.5 million to provide space for that many students. Rob Kansas City Bank Of $11,297 KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two young bandits working with split second timing robbed a downtown Kansas City bank of $11,297 at 8:40 a. m. today and escaped. The actual robbery was staged by one bandit, who moved swiftly silently and without a show of weapons, while his companion remained at the wheel of their getaway car. President Walton W. Steele of the Baltimore Bank said a Brinks' armored car had just delivered the money to the bank's drive-in facility at 10th and Central streets, placing four stacks of bills behind the cashier's counter. The bank was due to open for business at 9:30 a. m. As the armored truck drove away, the bandits' car slid swiftly into his parking space one man jumped out, pushed through the door, vaulted the cashier's desk, motioned the cashier, Mrs. Louise Alleja, to lie down, scooped up the four bundles of cash, vaulted back over the counter, ran out the door, leaped into the car and sped away. Mrs. Alleja, who was alone in the bank at the time, said the bandit said nothing, showed no weapon and that the robbery was completed in seconds. The get-away car was found abandoned five blocks away. Police and FBI agents were working on the case. Choose Four Ottawa High Juniors For Boys' State Four Ottawa High School juniors have received word from the Kansas Department of the American Legion that they have been selected to participate in the 1963 Boy's State program at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, beginning June 2. The four are Charles Gaynor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Gaynor, 1333 S. Cedar; Kick Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wood, RFD 3, Ottawa; Jerry Turley, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Turley, 906 S. Main, and Mike Shephard, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Shepard, 535 Willow Lane. The Boy's State program was started by the Illinois Department of the Legion in 1935 as a youth government plan intended to acquaint high school students with the functions of all governing bodies — city, county, state and national. The program has spread throughout the United States and is conducted each year in all 50 states. At Boy's State, high school juniors will select offices corresponding to the public offices of Kansas, and campaign in the same manner a political candidate does. After an election, the winners conduct their duties — judges hold court, governors issue proclamations, legislators pass laws. Applicants for Boy's State must be in their junior year of high school and have a grade average of at least a B. They also must show interest in such extracurricular activities as sports, civic projects, church work or club activities. The four Ottawa boys made application for Boy's State some time ago and sent their applications to the headquarters at KU. W. P. Shepard, Ottawa High School principal, endorsed the applications. The four will leave for Boy's State June 2 and return home on June 8. MAKING PLANS FOR BOY'S STATE-These four Ottawa High School juniors look over brochure on Boy's State activities after receiving word they have been selected to take part in this year's program at University of Kansas. From left are Charles Gaynor, Rick Wood, Jerry Turley (standing) and Mike Shepard. (Herald Photo) Name Seven Master Teachers Seven Kansas educators werti named today to receive the 1963 Kansas Master Teacher Awards, presented annually by Kansa • State Teachers College, Emporia. Presentation of the awards will be made on Tuesday, April 2, at a dinner on the college campus. The recipients will be May Graver, history teacher, Augusta High School; Alta Hendrickson, elementary principal, Oakley; W. Mi Ostenberg, superintendent of schools, Salina; Pearl Peterie, English and Latin teacher, Kins* ley; Mrs. Phebe Scott, sixth grade teacher, Derby; Mrs. Martha Steele, county superintendent. Sherman county, Goodland, and C. E. Strange, principal, Wichita North High School. The seven Master Teachers were selected from approximately 100 nominees by a committee composed of Mrs. Randall Hill, president of the Kansas division of the American Association of, University Women; Mrs. Maxin* Scoville, president of the Kansas Congress of Parents and Teach* ers; F. L. Schlagle, superintendent-emeritus, Kansas City, Kansas; Adel Throckmorton, stat«i superintendent of public instruction, and C. 0. Wright, executive secretary of the Kansas State Teachers Association. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—2. For March—19 For 1963—80 Comparable 1962 period—107. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Warmer Wednesday with high in upper 60s. Low tonight 35-40. High temperature yesterday, (8; low today, 38; high year ago today. 63; tow year ago today, 36; record high this date, SB In 1810; record low this date, 4 In UBS; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending 8 a.m. today: • a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m, 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. .61 o p. m. .63 10 p. m. .64 U p. m. .65 Midnight ..66 .,66 .,84 ..65 ..64 .. .63 ..' 57 m. ro. m, m. m. m. m. m.' .47 ....44 ....44 ...,,48, ..,..41

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