The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 1, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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TTAWA HERALD VOL.67 NO. 95 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGER $2,000,000,000,000! US Worth By 2000? Look Out! Three Autos For Every Two Adults! By STERLING F. GREEN, WASHINGTON (AP)-The United States has ample resources to support a $2-trillion economy by the year 2000 and apparently can continue to grow far into the 21st century. This was the conclusion of a bulky and authoritative report published today by Resources for the Future, Inc7, after a five-year study The depletion of resources, gloomily foretold by many after the great chewing-up of materials in World War n, has been pushed far ahead by science, discovery and advancing technology, the privately supported research organization said. It painted these highlights in its picture of the year 2000: —Land looms as the great est shortage—space to accommodate the homes, businesses, tra- el and recreation of an end-of- the-century population of around 31 million. There are now 188 mil- ion Americans. —Cropland will be ample to produce food — and troublesome arm surpluses—far into the fu- ;ure —About 244 million autos—possibly three for every two adults- will be plying the streets and tiighways. —Some of the vehicles may be auto-planes, safely operable in the air as on turnpikes. Some may be powered by batteries, recharged by household current; others may run on chemical fuel cells. —Whatever the motor fuel there will be enough to run the cars at no great increase in cost —Americans will be eating more meat, especially beef, and les: wheat. They will grow taller whil onsuming fewer calories, and will wear fewer and lighter clothes —including, perhaps, some dispos- ble garments made of paper. —The atom will provide more mergy than coal, but coal use will itill be growing. —The two-house family will be common. More and more Americans will have a city home and country home, or a winter louse and a summer cottage. —Spendable income of the middle family, after taxes are paid, will be $11,000 a year, instead of today's $5,000. Water will be a shortage prob lem for the West and a quality problem for the East, the researchers found. More dams and reservoirs on eastern rivers will be needed to ensure enough dependable flow to purify the sewage and industrial waste, or flush it into the sea. Oppose Raids On Cuba FORECAST: SHOWERS, OF COURSE, and Myra Droge, The Herald's smart April Calendar Girl, is prepared. Myra, by the way, is a pretty argument that pretty blondes can be smart— she's an "A" senior at Ottawa High. The 17-year-old daughter The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Mostly cloudy through Tuesday, with scattered showers or thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday. Lows tonight 6045; highs Tuesday in 70s. KANSAS FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with scattered intermittent showers or thunderstorms east and south central portions tonight and mostly in east and central portions tonight and Tuesday. Moderate to strong southerly winds tonight. Lows tonight SOs west, 60s east. Highs Tuesday 60s west, SOs east. High temperature Saturday, 73; low Sunday, 57; high Sunday, 72; low today, 64; high year ago today, 43; low year ago today, 31; record high this date, 90 in 1940; record low this date, 20 in 1889 and 1924; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 67 9 p. m. 10 a. m 66 10 p. m, 11 a. m 67 11 p. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 6 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. < p. m. .67 Midnight 69 .68 1 a. m 69 .70 2 a. m 68 .7: .71 .72 .72 .70 ..68 3 a. m. . 4 a.- m. . 5 a. m. , 6 a. m. , 7 a. m. . 8 a. m. ..67 ..66 ..65 ..65 ..66 ..6' Red Cross Shoes Paines Bootery. — Cobbies Adv Tragic Weekend On State Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eight persons were killed in traffic accidents in Kansas during the weekend. Four residents of Hoisington were killed Saturday night in the head-on collision of two cars on U.S. 61 about 5V6 miles north of Great Bend. They were Mrs. Charles Wiysel, 46, who was alone in one car; Grover H. Bates, Jr., 20, the other driver; Miss Nancy Paulette Minson, 17, and Paul I. Courange, 21. The Highway Patrol said Mrs. Wiysel was traveling north and the crash occurred in her lane, near the top of a small hill. The Hutchinson teen-agers were killed Sunday in a one car accident at the entrance to Gary Park in Hutchinson. Killed were 18-year-old Jerald Wing, the driver, and 19-year-old Gary Narron. Injured were Larry Bontrager, 20, and his brother Robert The car in which they were drag racing went out of control and hit a road sign and a utility pole. The pole carried power to the transmitter for station KTVH and the station was off the air for several hours. A Fort Hays College student, 19-year-old Ronald C. Miller, of Liberal, Kan., was killed Sunday night when a car in which he and four other students were riding hit a tree in Hays. Injured were the driver, Robert Davies, 19 Harold C. Saylor, 20, Mike Brown, 18, and Mike Moore, 18. A one-car accident Saturday night on a county road south of Scandia killed 15-year-old Tony D. Kroulik of Belleville, Kan Two other Belleville boys, Max Lindahl, 15, and Robert J. Herter Jr., 14, were hospitalized with cuts and bruises. of Mr. and Mrs. Les Droge (pronounced Dro-gie), 1641 S. Main, is a member of Kayettes, Future Business Leaders of America and Catholic Youth Organization. She has role in forthcoming senior class play, "The Mouse That Roared." (Herald Photo) Showers, Of Course TOPEKA (AP)-Showers and thunderstorms are predicted for Kansas tonight and Tuesday. Temperatures are to remain mild. The rains will be set off by a low pressure system now in Utah moving eastward. Eastern Kansas is in line for most of the rain activity. Showers fell in scattered sections of Kansas Sunday. The central area centering around Salina reported up to one inch. Southwestern counties, severely in need of rain, were missed. Early today, showers were reported in northeast Kansas. Tally's Toot That's 200, 000,000, 000,000 Reorganize National Guard Unit Capt. David E. Johnson, commanding officer of the local National Guard unit, announced that the unit was reorganized and re- designated effective today. The Unit was redesignated from Hedquarters and Headquarters Battery, First Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 127th Artillery, to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, First Howitzer Battalion, 127th Artillery. Captain Johnson indicated the reorganization would have little effect on the unit here. The strength will be cut from 76 to and some of the service elements will be shifted to Garnett which will become the service battery for the batallion. In addition Garnett, Burlington has been assigned to the battalion as a firing battery. The present firing batteries are located at Paola, and Pleasanton The reorganization will cause some personnel shifts. CWO John L. Humerickhouse, CWO Elmer A. Roth, WO Garner W. Camp bell and SFC Ewing W. Fritt will be transferred to the Gar nett unit. Captain Johnson said the transfers would not cause any of the personnel affected i move to Garnett. Humerick house, Campbell and Fritts are full time employes of the guard and will continue in their present status. Voting Tomorrow, Polls Open 8 To 6 Tomorrow is city election day, and the polls will open at 8 a.m. in the 11 voting precincts in the city. The polls will close at 6 p.m. The Herald office will be open omorrow evening to receive re- urns and give out information on the progress of the vote tabu- ation over its three telephone ines. Anyone who chooses may come a The Herald office to watch the tabulation of votes, or you may call CH 2-4700 and receive the information. Three positions are to be filled on the board of education of School District No. 30. The six candidates for these three posi tions are Vern Chesbro, Dr. John Hudelson, Dr. Don McKelvey, Ray V. Smith, Mrs. Ethel Rule Seymour and Mrs. Elizabeth Spencer. The only city office to be filled is the position of commissioner of finance and revenue. The two candidates for this position are J. R. Cheney and Lyle D. Hanes. Persons living outside the city of Ottawa, but within the boundaries of School District No. 30, will cast ballots at the Carnegie Library on candidates for board of education positions. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. crackdown on commSndo raids against Cuba won approval of Senate leaders today, but a defiant, newly formed anti-Castro group declared it would begin strikes at Soviet shipping from Mexico. Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont, the Senate majority leader, and Sen. Deverett M. Dirksen, R-I1L, the minority leader, agreed that the hit-run raids might involve lis country in conflict. Exile sources seemed determined to continue the raids. A spokesman for Commandos '.F. Operation Lobo told the Miami News this new organization ilans to operate heavily armed speedboats from Mexico coastal areas and attack Cuba-bound Russian vessels wherever they can be found. "The United States has pledged hat Cuba will some day be free,** he spokesman said, "but Cubans are being massacred and herded nto dungeons in their homeland without any apparent effort by the ree world to fulfill the U.S. pledge." Mansfield said there have been reports that, as a result of the aids, Fidel Castro "has shot a number of Cubans inside Cuba." Other exile groups in Miami remained defiant, although the new restrictions brought discouragement to much of the city's exil* colony. Shouldn't Have Bodyguards If He Doesn't Want Them Pennies. Men, Feet Hurt! Try The Real McCoys, Paines Bootery. Adv. Dr. John Hudelson would appreciate your vote in tomorrow's election. Adv. WASHINGTON (AP) - If Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson doesn't want Secret Service men shadowing him 24 hours a day he shouldn't have to have them, the House Appropriations Committee decided today. The vice president should have as much protection as he wants whenever he wants it, the committee said in a report on an ap- iropriation bill financing the Secret Service, but it shouldn't be ! orced on him. A stickler for sticking to the etter of the law, the Secret Serv ce asked the committee for about $328,000 to finance the employ Vote for Duke Cheney — Free ride call CH 2-2838; CH 2-4968, Adv. Look What Happens To Your Dough By RAYMOND J. CROWLEY MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP)Taxpayers tempted to fudge on their April 15 federal returns should think again. They may be up against a formidable combination, including: 1. A robot without any feelings; 2. A bureaucrat who admires the logic of Aristotle; 3. A gal whose eyes change from blue to green depending on what color eye shadow she is wearing. These are among the workers in a small, modernistic building here in the Shenandoah Valley apple country. The building houses the national computer center of the Internal Revenue Service. The robot, or computer, is checking millions of tax returns from the Eastern seaboard. By 1986, it will be prying into returns from all over the nation—an estimated 78 million; including uv dividuals and businesses. Raw data—such as the figures on your return—are punched on cardi in regional offices in At lanta and Philadelphia. These :ards transfer the information to magnetic tape. The tape — about 55,000 tax accounts on a reel about a foot in diameter—is then flown to Martinsburg. Then the computer goes to work. Fed the raw tape, it checks against a master file to see whether a taxpayer has filed all returns lawfully due, whether he is up to date on payments and whether there is anything suspicious about him. Then the machine produces another tape for shipment back to the field. This can automatically write notices that a person owes money, that he must produce his papers for an audit, or that he is even with the government. When the computer sends out a notice requiring an answer, it begins counting the days, and if a taxpayer does not respond in time it fires off a sterner warning. It can alert revenue agents to slap a lien on the old homestead or—oh yes—it can automatically write a refund check if necessary. In charge of this awesome setup is not a high-domed scientist— as you might expect—but an Engish major from Bowdoin College, class of 1940, John E. Stewart by name. He is an unusual bureaucrat, in that he takes pride in the small size of his bureau, 78 persons in addition to the robot. The machine is important he says, but far more important are the people attending it. They don't necessarily have to have advanced university degrees. "But they must have an aptitude; an ability to do some abstract reasoning—like the logic of Aristotle, a master philosopher of ancient Greece. Above all, they have to be able to get along with other people, because this is a team job." One of the youngest members of the team is a 20-year-old secretary, a looker named Miss Naomi Hoomes. She does not claim to understand the computer thor oughly, but she is in thorough ac- cord with its philosophy. "I think everybody ought to pay his proper taxes, no more and no less," she said. A newsman with a passion for detail remarked that he had no trouble figuring out that her hair is brown, but was puzzled by the color of her eyes. "That depends on the dress I am wearing and the eye shadow," she explained. "Today I am wearing a beige dress and green shadow. Therefore the eyes are green. Is it all right with you if I go back to work now?" It turns out that checking on tax cheaters is not the sole reason for the computer, though an important one. Even if everybody were 100 per cent honest, Internal Revenue would drown in a sea of paper work as the population expands. Hence the resort to automation. The computer is lightning fast, but in some ways is pretty dumb. To show how dumb it really is, it does not charge premium pay ment of 35 more agents and clerk to handle the vice-presiden tial watchdog detail. A law enacted late last year authorized the service to provide full-time protection for Johnson. It construct that as a mandate. Until last October, the vic< president was given protection whenever he asked for it, whicl wasn't very often. Uusually, tw agents were assigned when he re quested them. He didn't wan around-the-clock surveillance. Vote for Duke Cheney — Free ride call CH 2-2838; CH 2-4968 Adv 1,350 Doctors To Be Drafted WASHINGTON (AP)-The Defense Department announced today 1,350 doctors will be drafted this summer for the armed services. "This call is necessitated by the fact that insufficient numbers of 1962 medical school graduates volunteered for active duty immediately following internship," th« Pentagon said. The last draft of doctors the winter of 1961-62 when 850 were inducted in connection with the Berlin crisis. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. RED WING Boots-Work Shoes, Paines Bootery. Advl Tor overtime as any self-respecting union workman would. In facf its wage rate plummets when it labors overtime. Hired out by [BM, it charges a standard wage for the first 176 hours a month then the rate drops to 40 per cent As might be expected, the heartless revenue service takes advantage of this and keeps the robot going 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its monthly pay is pretty good, though—about $85,000. The human staff is divided into shifts, so that people keep the computer company even in the still watches of the night. However, it would do no good if some tax, dodger gone berserk to blow this place up to foil the revenue service. A duplicate master tape is kept in a "remote" location. It is not secret that the remote location is, at present, Washing ton. But nuclear energy being wh it is, officials plan to move it somewhere else, perhaps a cavern deep in a mountain. SUN PROTECTION - Bob NkUffcr, Gufeer, workman for to see if sun screen on new Anchor Savinfi ft Loan buiUns, mr New building, located in 4W block on SoBth Hickory, is expected to be iniiHfi fc of First Methodist Church is vi^Me at bottom. Sec story and fictora « f*. fc (Herald

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