The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 27, 1963 · Page 1
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HERALD VOL. 6T NO. 91 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1963 7 CENTS NY Presses Will Roll Tomorrow NEW YORK (AP)-Union leaders agreed today to allow machinists and electricians through picket lines so eight newspapers shut down for 110 days could resume publication Thursday morning. The workmen will get the plants ready for operation. The union leaders instructed their other members to gather near the newspaper plants at 5 Plan Space Twinbill Thursday CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) —A big doubleheader launching scheduled Thursday will end a lull in the U.S. space program. It will not break 1963's over-all pattern as a building, year for great exploits expected in 1964 and after. At 1:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday, the mammoth Saturn is set to thunder aloft on the fourth test flight for this booster—the forerunner of a rocket which will carry American astronauts to the moon. At 9 p.m., a sleek Delta rocket is to attempt to hoist the Explorer 17 satellite into orbit to investigate the structure of the earth's atmosphere. Technical or other troubles could delay the launches. As on three previous Saturn tests, all of them successful, only the first stage will be fired. After 100 seconds of flight, one of the eight engines which power the 165-foot-tall rocket will be shut off to check the vehicle's ability to perform its mission if an engine fails.. Explorer 17 is another of a family of scientific satellites designed for basic research in the world beyond our world. The 405- pound ball is crammed with devices to measure temperature composition, pressures and density of the atmosphere at altitudes from 155 to 580 miles. Blame US For Attack On Ship MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A Soviet freighter was attacked and damaged severely by anti-Castro forces Tuesday night in the Cuba sugar port of Isabela de Sagua, the Miami News said today. A spokesman for Commando L, an anti-Castro action organization, told the News the freighter still is afloat, but badly in need of repair. A raiding party carried out the attack, then returned safely and without casualties to its base "somewhere in the Caribbean," the spokesman said. "Things went as expected," he said. "We epect to have a more complete report later." Members of the Commando L group formerly belonged to Alpha 66, but broke away to form their own fighting unit because of differences with the Alpha 66 leadership. Last March 17, Alpha 66 raiders shelled a Soviet ship and military camp in the same port on the north coast of Cuba 15 miles east of Havana Today, the Soviet Union delivered a note to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow holding the United States responsible for the March 17 attack on the freighter Lgov. The U.S. State Department has said it is opposed to hit-and-run atacks on Cuba by splinter refugee groups. Juniors Need Egg Cartons The Ottawa High Junior class needs some empty cardboard egg cartons, of the one dozen capacity, in its Junior-Senior Prom preparations. The Prom will be May 11. Persons with cartons to donate are asked to call the Ottawa Ice Plant, CH 2-*751, frop 8 *.m,, tp I p.m., or CH 2-3584. p.m. in expectation that the last step to end the shutdown would be taken by that time. That step is a 4 p.m. ratification meeting by photoengravers Negotiators for the photoengravers reached agreement with the publishers earlier today and expressed confidence the rank and file would ratify. The agreement was announced by Mayor Robert F. Wagner. The photoengravers now average $149.75 weekly for day work and $160.75 for night work. The photoengravers were the last of four striking unions to reach new work agreements in the longest and costliest newspaper shutdown in the city's history. Estimates of the loss run in excess of $200 million. Frank McGowan, president of the photoengravers local, said he expects the rank-and-file to ratify an amended contract proposal put forth by the mayor and accepted by the union's negotiating committee, 8-2. Walter N Thayer, president of the Herald Tribune and a spokesman for the publishers, said that if ratification conies quickly, "We will publish Thursday papers." Amplifying, he said that if ratification came by 6 p.m., he expected that all morning papers would publish but he did not indicate when he thought the four morning dailies would get their first editions on the streets. Living Cost Is Up Again WASHINGTON (AP) - Living costs returned in February to the record level set last September, mainly because of higher prices for food and clothing The Labor Department announced today that its consumers price index rose one-tenth of 1 per cent to 106.1 per cent of the 195759 average. This is 1.2 per cent above a year ago. The figures mean over-all living costs have returned to their highest point in history, first reached last September. They mean that the average household must pay $10.61 for what $10 would buy in the 1957-59 era. Arnold Chase, assistant statistics commissioner for prices, noted, however, that living costs have remained relatively stable, moving in a narrow range from month to month. Chase said that the rise in living costs in January and February was wholly due to increased costs for fresh fruits and vegetables, which, in turn, were caused by winter crop freezes and bad weather in Florida, Texas and California. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv WINNING RACER - Two young Ottawans try out Soap Box Derby racer that took Johnny Corsage, Wellsville, to All-American Soap Box Derby at Akron, Ohio, in 1959. Derby will be at Ottawa in late June. Pictured with racer are George Christeson, (left), 15, and his twin brother, Don, sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Christeson, 223 S. Oak. (Herald Photo) Area Boys Enter Soap Box Derby Youngsters from Ottawa and surrounding towns are beginning to pick up Soap Box Derby entry blanks for the upcoming race to be held here in late June. Clarence H. Higdon, 515 E. 15th, Jaycees Derby chairman, said 10 Ottawa boys have turned in completed entry blanks, and two of the boys have purchased regulation wheels and axles. Soap Box Derby races are spon- Suspend A Student Who Wouldn't Square Dance ST. LOUIS (AP)-A 15-year-old girl has been suspended temporarily from a south St. Louis high school for refusing to take square dance lessons. Principal R. E. Knoeppel of Hogden School said he suspended Armatha Risinger Thursday. Armatha returned to school Tuesday after a visit to the principal by her mother. Knoeppel said the girl would not be excused from the square dancing classes unless the school received a letter from a doctor saying she was physically unable or from a minister saying dancing is against her religious principles. Assistant school superintendent H. C. Van Reen supports Knoeppel's action. Mrs. Emily Risinger, the girl's mother, said her daughter attended elementary school and was excused from dancing lessons with no letter. Mrs. Risinger and Armatha attend the Olive Branch Bible Presbyterian Church. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow, taws tonight upper 40s to lower 50s. Highs tomorrow mid. die 70s. High temperature yesterday, 67; low today, 43; high year ago today, 72; low year ago today, 37; record high this date, 87 in 1910; record low this date, 16 In 1813; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 8 a. m. ., 10 a. m. . 11 a. m. 53 11 p.' m. ...50 Noon 1 p.-m 60 2 p. m 63 3 p. m; 65 4 p. m 65 5 p. m 65 6 p. m 63 7 p. m 58 8 p. m... 51 46 9 p. m. 49 10 p. m. ...SO 57 Midnight 48 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m, 6 a. m. 7 a. m, 8 a. m. .46 .45 .43 ....45 ....47 ....47 ....50 52 sored annually by Chevrolet dealers throughout the United States. Winners of the races on the lo- cal'level are qualified for the All-American Derby at Akron, Ohio. A Wellsville boy, Johnny Gorsage, built a winning racer in 1959 and entered the Akron Derby after taking; first place in that year's race at Kansas City. The Ottawa Derby, the first held here, is sponsored jointly by Moore Chevrolet and the Ottawa Jaycees. Higdon said other Jaycee units in surrounding towns also are making applications available to interested boys for the Ottawa race. If the organization can get 50 entries, another Derby can be held next year. A minimum of 50 is necessary to carry on the program year after year. Any boy between the ages of 11 and 15 may enter the Derby. Each entrant must build his own car and use regulation wheels and axles sold for $16.50 by Chevrolet dealers. The entire cost of the car may not exceed $35. Higdon said the Jaycees will find sponsors for boys who want to enter the race, but cannot afford the cost. Many individuals and businesses sponsor boys each year. A complete list of rules and racer specification may be obtained at Moore's, Higdon said. Favor Urban Areas In Reapportionment PAGES Senate Committee Agrees To Follow Court Order TOPEKA (AP)-The Senate Reapportionment Committee agreed today on a plan to reapportion the Kansas Senate to comply with a district court order to give urban areas more representation. The recommendation will go to the Senate for final consideration. The proposal gives considerably more voting strength in the Senate to the large areas of Sedgwick, Johnson, Wyandotte and Shawnee counties. Reno County, including Hutchinson, loses part of its southern section to bring that district near the general average. The population range of the 40 proposed districts Is from 49,000- plus to about 60,000, Sen. Paul Wunsch, R-Kingman, committee chairman, told newsmen. Announce Faculty Changes WILLIAMSBURG - F our changes in the faculty at Williamsburg High School for next year were announced today by Jack Hobbs, principal. Phyllis Shank, Scott City, a senior at Ottawa University, will be home economics teacher, succeeding Mrs. Rothi Miller who will leave later this year to join the Peace Corps. Lewis Bowling will take over the duties of instrumental music instructor and assistant vocal music teacher. Bowling will succeed Darrell Burkdoll. Willard Binns, former principal of the school, has been hired as a part-time math instructor. Mrs. Dorothy Binns, present French teacher at the Williamsburg School will assist Bowling with a grade school vocal music class. She will continue to teach second- year French. The grade school faculty will remain the same. List 2 Others For Miss Ottawa Anna Lou Jennings, Waverly, and Janice Ann Cooper, Ottawa University, are contestants in the Miss Ottawa Scholarship Pageant whose names did not appear in yesterday's Herald with a list of 14 other girls. All 16 girls will be judged and one chosen Miss Ottawa May 3. The winner will be eligible for Miss Kansas competition. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a m. Wednesday —3 For March—22 For 1963 — 83 comparable 1962 period — 107 Wunsch reported these agreements on the biggest counties: Sedgwick: Wichita will have four districts within the city of Wichita, one district will include part of the city and part of the remainder of Sedgwick County, part of southern Sedgwick County will be combined with Sumner County for another district, part of northern Sedgwick will be combined with Harvey and McPherson counties, part of the western edge of the county will be combined with Kingman County and part of eastern Sedgwick will be combined with Butler County for still another. Sedgwick is thus recommended for five districts to itself and combined with other counties in four more. Wyandotte: Three proposed districts within the county, another district will include part of Wyandotte together with Leavenworth County and a fifth district will include part of Wyandotte and Johnson counties. Johnson: Two districts within the county, another including the Johnson-Wyandotte plan and a Johnson with Miami and Franklin counties. Shawnee: Two within the city limits of Topeka, southern and eastern part of Shawnee with Douglas and Jefferson counties and western and northern sections with several counties in a district to the north. Saline County will remain the same with one senator, Wunsch said. Reno County, which now has one senator, was considered too large for a single district. Thus members took off part of the south to put in the Kingman- Sedgwick proposed district. Wunsch, veteran president pro tempore of the Senate, who has represented Kingman County for many years, now would have to run in the western part of Sedgwick and southern Reno counties in addition. The House has also passed • reapportionment bill affecting only the House. It proposes to cut membership there from 125 to 105 leaving one member from each county. The extra 20 seats are now given on the basis of large population and affect nine counties. Wunsch had no comment on chances of the House bill passing fifth district including part of in the Senate. * it if * * * House Passes Wichita U Bill TOPEKA (AP) - The bill to bring Wichita University into the state system of higher education passed the House today 78-46 and headed back to the Senate. The Senate, which passed the bill earlier in the session by a one-vote margin, will consider amendments written into the bill by the House. If the Senate accepts the amendments the bill will go to Gov. John Anderson. Anderson has supported admission of the university throughout the session. The house-passed bill provides that Wichita University be brought into the state system as an associate of the University of Kansas and would be controlled by the state Board of Regents beginning July 1, 1964. The bill provides that the annual budget of the Wichita school be submitted to the K. U chancellor who will review it and forward it to the regents with his recommendations. The chancellor would also be called upon to submit his recommendations whenever necessary to select a new president for the Wichita school. Under the measure, the city of Wichita would turn over the campus properly to the state and then pay off any outstanding general obligations on the property. This is subject to a referendum of Wichita voters. The House turned down about Youngsters Off To Washington Saturday Thirty-six Methodist young people, including six from Ottawa, and three sponsors will leave Kansas City by chartered bus Saturday morning, March 30, for a week's study tour at Washington, D. C., and the United Nations. The youths represent Methodist Youth Fellowships in the eastern one-third of Kansas. Rev. Ray Firestone, Garnett, is director of the tour which is sponsored by the board of Christian social concerns of the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church. Rev. Jim Nabors, Wellsville, is dean of boys, and Mrs. Ted Glynn, Frankfort, is dean of girls. Tour members will visit their representatives and senators and Fatally Burned OLPE, Kan. (AP)-A 74-year- old farmer, Martin G. Henricks, was burned to death while burning his pasture near here Tuesday. Henricks' body was found in the burned-over area by his son, Wilbert will be briefed by Methodist leaders in Washington and New York concerning the United States government and the United Nations. Delegates from Asia and Africa and members of the Secretariat will talk to the group on human rights and technical assistance during the visit to the UN. The Cherry Blossom Festival and historic monuments in Washington and a 2-hour sightseeing tour of some of New York's famous landmarks are included in the schedule. The group will return home Saturday evening, April 6. Among the youngsters making the trip are Rick Wood, Richter; Donna Nitcher, Anne Casida, Fred Irwin, John E. Stark, Jr., and Terry Wollen, all of Ottawa; Dean Lawrenz, Carol Jean Lawrenz, Gene A. Broers, Nancy Harris, Delon Jacoby, Bill Cough- tin and Chloe Ann Beattie, all of Wellsvijle; Larry Nokes and Farell Archer, Garnett; Rosemary Topping, Overbrook; Robert Failor, Lyndon and Ben Lewis, Quenemo and Steve Dunbar, Richmond. BOUND FOR WASHINGTON, UN - These six Ottawa High School gtuoeata will leave Saturday, March 31, to visit Washing' ' D.C., and United Nations under Methodist Church sponsor. ship. From left are Donna Nitcher, Anne Casida, Rick Wood, Fred Irwin, Terry Wollen and John Stark. (Herald Photo) J Rocky Not Happy With Knight Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller is having political claim-jumping troubles where he least wants them — in California — in his quest for the 1964 GOP presidential nomination. The New York governor tried Tuesday to knock down a stake raised by former Gov. Goodwin J. Knight, who would like to head a Rockefeller delegate slate in next year's California primary. The governor called Knight's move setting up a Rockefeller-for- President organization in California "an unauthorized action, one that I deplore." Asked at a news conference in Albany if he was repudiating the Knight movement, Rockefeller replied: "I don't know how I can go any further." In Los Angeles, Knight said he intends to go ahead. Rockefeller disclosed that he had conferred by telephone with former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, former Sen. William Knowland and former Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco. He said all agreed that emphasis now should be put on unifying and strengthening California GOP forces, not on deciding on 1864 candidates. Tauy's Toot It'll be n sad day in New York City tomorrow when the people pick up their papers and find out that Little Orphan Annie it missing—again. a dozen proposed amendments before clearing the measure. One was n proposal to submit the plan to a state referendum. Another would tie it to increased . state aid for Washburn Municipal .{ University of Topeka. * Reps. Odd Williams, R-Lawrence, and Tom Crossan, R-Independence, led opposition to the measure. Primary targets were cost and whether the state needs another university. Rep. Charles Arthur, R-Manhattan, speaker of the House, said he helped kill a Wichita U. bill two years ago and still thought it was wrong to add a third stato university. But he said he would support the bill in view of the agreement by the two boards of regents and the heads of the university of Kansas and Kansas State University.

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