The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 1, 1963 · Page 4
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 4

Ottawa, Kansas
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Monday, April 1, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD Pour i Editorials The Legislature And TV * Via the printed word, the current ses- Ssion of the Kansas Legislature has been ^pictured in nearly every home in the istate. £ That this picture has been confined to |the printed word appears to be the choice |of the majority of the members of that I august body. For recently it rejected f plans to televise one of its debates. | As one member put it, "we are legisla- | tors, not actors." In one way, he probably |is right. But in another, our legislators fare actors in the political scene. * The evolution of communications | makes it obvious that in that not-to-dis- !• tance future the televising of highlights *of the legislature will be a certainty. i i It is hard to say whether this will be 5 good or bad. Just as television had an im\ pact on the national electorate in the last 1 presidential election, so will it soon have j on the state level. : This And That by jph There are all sorts of interesting ramifications to having televised legislative session. It will force members to watch their appearances, be careful of their speech and to make sure they put the most photogenic sides of their faces to the camera. The fact that "somebody back home may be watching" could have a telling effect on legislators and the way they conduct themselves. Who knows, it might even speed up the works. Several hundred years ago Shakespeare wisely put it that "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." This holds true today. Our political actors are "on stage" when in Topeka and with the increasing role of government in all our lives the audience gets bigger year by year. To Your Good Health Protection For Heart Valve No End To Poverty CALCUTTA — In Bombay somehow the sacred cows have been barred from the center of the city. In Calcutta the down-bred, gray and white f brahmas with the humps on their necks, infiltrate ( everywhere. In Bombay countless people sleep on > the sidewalks at night. In Calcutta they sleep on the sidewalks daytimes as well. In Bombay the \ spectacle of poverty is always present. In Cal; cutta it is overpowering. ', It can't be exaggeration to say • that for at least half a million • in Calcutta the streets are their ; home. Here they not only sleep. ; They procreate, suckle their , youngest, send their five-year- I olds about to beg, and turn the ; elders loose to fend for them. selves. Patiently they sit for hours m ; waiting for odd jobs as beasts • of burden. Most of Calcutta's merchandise and freight is moved on top of men's heads, balanced from the ends of poles suspended by sagging shoulders, or pushed slowly along on two-wheeled cart, by men singly or in groups, depending on the weight of the loads. On the streets the homeless set up their shoe shines boxes. Eat the food they have bought in open markets, sometimes building small fires at the base of buildings to provide themselves with a hot meal. Spread out on the ground the tiny stocks of merchandise they have to sell. Conduct their trade as barbers, squatting to apply their razors to customers sitting cross-legged in front of them. Gather in groups to sit on their heels to gamble or to .gossip. Scrub their clothes, removing one garment at a time, in the water from small sidewalk hydrants. £ Add these domestic activities to the throngs of \ pedestrians and the sidewalks of Calcutta are crowded. The streets are more crowded still, with conveyances of every kind that are impervious to any rules of the road and determined *H **" •*., *T*. fttt «y .»• '«•* a to reach their destination as soon as possible, at whatever risk. There are ancient streetcars that wobble along with not only all standing room taken but with half a dozen standing on each step, clinging to one another to keep from falling off, but comforted by the fact they are beyond the reach of the fare collector. Bullock carts inching their way along. Hackney coaches, drawn by teams of dispirited ponies, and looking exactly like miniature versions of the stagecoaches you saw on the TV westerns last night. Add to the maze hundreds of rickshaws with barefooted men, even though the heat makes the tar on the streets so hot and soft your shoes are almost pulled off as you try to walk across it, trotting along between the shafts. Buses that are as completely crowded as the trams. Sacred cows that refuse to get out of the way of anything. Trucks belching villainous fumes. Pedicabs, which are rickshaws with a bicycle mechanism attached to the front. Jay - walking pedestrians. Head porters. Horsedrawn carriages which appear on the verge of falling to pieces. Taxis, but not many, since so few here can afford them. Cars which must average more than 10 years in age. Traffic policemen who spend their time vainly blowing whistles and moving rapidly to avoid being run down. The crush and confusion, the dirt and disease, the mass of humanity on the streets of Calcutta are a spectacular sight. But only to tourists. The merchants from their open-front shops, the women and children from the narrow balconies of their miserable apartments on the several floors above, observe it all with an air of boredom that comes close to abjection. And why not? The scene is the same as it was yesterday, and will be tomorrow and next year. Morever, it is hot. Yesterday 97 with 95 per cent humidity. But by next month it will be 10 or 15 degrees hotter than that and will continue to be until the summer rains fall. ,'i'' Hi.:'i! .iJi: ,i' . ' ' ife'H BATTLE! - Rachel Carson, scientist-author of "Silent Spring," an attack on fc «•*. fe featured in examination of many-faceted pesticide problem on CBS p,M. W«dae«day, April 3, Channels 5 and 13. Miss Carson, shown beside microscope IftftMt m BMp» oart, will appear with representatives from science, industry, govern- Mi fanauff to aplara karat or benefits to mankind stemming from pesticide utilization. Dr. Molnei By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Dear Dr. Molner: I have a heart murmur. Would it be safe to have some teeth pulled?—MRS. R.W. It is fair to surmise that you have been told by your doctor whether your heart murmur is one of the harmless types, or whether it indicates some fault in the organ. Where a murmur is of such significance that the patient has been warned, the warning usually (not always, of course) implies that a valve has been damaged, and the most common cause of this is rheumatic fever. A valve so damaged is vulnerable to any further attack of the germ which causes rheumatic fever, a variety of the streptococcus. Since extraction of a tooth can be accompanied jy the release of germs into the blood stream (an infected tooth socket means the presence of germs) t is wise to take some precautions to protect the damaged heart valve against further harm. Fortunately this can readily be done. One of the sulfa or penicillin drugs should be taken before the extraction and for two or three days afterward to suppress such germs and thus protect the heart. (If such an infection does reach the heart, it is cnown as subacute bacterial endocarditis.) Except for the necessity of being careful in that regard, I see no other reason why a heart murmur should interfere with any necessary extractions. Dear Dr. Molner: Do you have a remedy for quitting smoking without telling me not to smoke? I've tried twice dnd it just didn't work. Will power is a virtue I don't happen to have.— MRS. W. No, I don't know of any way to give up smoking without giving up smoking. Nor do I have any happy little pills that will take the place of will power. You can have will power if you want it enough to develop it. You're old enough to stop thinking in terms of fairy tales and get back into the world of realities. Dear Dr. Molner: Is cirrhosis of the liver the same as cancer? Can it be cured?—C.C.C. It definitely is not cancer. It can't be cured, but with proper care it often can be controlled for many years. Cancer can occur in a ciirhotic liver, however, just as it can occur in any other organ. Dear Dr Molner: When you recently wrote about a child being born Mongoloid, I didn't know what you meant. "Webster" says: "Mongoloid, resembling, or characteristic of, the Mongols; a person having Mongoloid traits or characteristics." I can see no reason for this causing death. Would you explain?—D.W.H. Mongolism or "Being born Mongoloid' refers, medically, to a particular type of defective child. The cause is obscure, but it is known that an extra chromosome is present — 47 instead of the normal 46. Such a child's features (depending on the degree of the particular case) are Mongoloid in appearance: Position and angle of the eyes, thick lips, stubby fingers, and others. Such children are mentally retarded — again, the degree of this varies They are also of less than normal height. While this defect is not in itself a cause of death, such children have less resistance to infection; many die in infancy or childhood. Some also tend to have heart trouble.' Especially with modern health care, a good many now are growing to adulthood. NOTE TO MRS. X.: Irritation in the genital area can at times occur with the "change of life," and is relieved by the use of hormones by suppository, injection or by mouth. But it is also necessary to rule out other possible causes of this "burning" sensation such as local infection, diabetes, or infection of the urinary tract. Troubled with varicose veins? To make sure you are doing all you can to relieve the problem, write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, 111, requesting my booklet, "How To Deal With Varicose Veind," enclosing a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 20 cents in coin to cover the cost of printing and handling. Auld Lang Syne *5 YEARS AGO Mrs. Andy Buck, 317 S. Hickory, was recovering from an illness. She had been quite ill with pneumonia. Lewis Burns, 820 Ash, had Irish potatoes up and ready for cultivating. Miss Nora Evans, Mathematics teacher at Ottawa High School, went to Pittsburg, Kas., to attend a meeting of the National Mathematics Association, 50 YEARS AGO J. Pierpont Morgan, known as "the Sphinx of Wall Street" died in a hotel in Rome, Italy. Estimates of his fortune ran as high as $300 millions. Ottawans responded with boxes of clothing for the flood sufferers of Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. G. N. Williamsburg. Lavender died at her home in Prayer For Today Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2. RSV.) PRAYER: 0 God, give us grace to see ourselves in the light of Thy revealing truth. We confess our love for thee. May we have a deeper desire to forgo the easy wayward path and choose the straight and narrow way that leads to the abundant life made possible for us through Thy Son our Savior. In his name we pray. Amen. Tonight's TV Highlights A special, in color, "Inside Jimmy Hoffa," will be the big show at 9 p.m., on Channel 4 tonight. This is a David Brinkley's Journal program. Brinkley will ask Hoffa some rather pointed questions about such things as the Senate labor hearings, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and other subjects. Prior to the special, the Andy Griffith show, Channels 5 and 13 at 8:30, sounds like a lot of fun. Deputy Barney Fife, buying his first automobile, invests his life savings in a machine, purchasing it from a little old lady. Late movies will include a real oldie, "All's Quite On The Western Front," a 1930 film starring Lew Ayers. Pick Farmer For Senate TOPEKA (AP) - Gov. John Anderson is expected to appoint Claude Bell, McDonald farmer, to the unexpired term of the late Sen. August Lauterbach. Lauterbach died March 10. Bell was selected from among six candidates Saturday by Republican county chairmen and precinct committee members of the eight-county 39th District. The governor, by tradition, ap. points the man nominated by the district convention. Bell, 49, served in the House from 1957 to 1960. Ottawa Herald loe-iot •, nan Published dally wrapt mnaay ana Holidays Second clan poetage at Ottawa, Kansa*. Robert B. WelUngto Editor 4oo Publisher Subscription mres In trade irea— Bi mall, one month 11.00. three month*, 13.00, lU montht, 16.00, one year 8.00. duMcniniun rat«k ouuide trade ar«t -By mall, one month, tl.50; cbr«e montbi 14.26; ilx months, 18,00; on* vear, 116.00. MEMBER Of Tm ABBOCIATBB PRKSS The Associated Free* « entitle*'••• eluilvely to the UM Jot ell the local Mwg printed p«per M wall M all ' publication of d to UM MW*. «tt» MWI 4I» Don't Miss Rest Of Easter Story By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (APMSome of the television season's finest moments arrived Sunday as the NBC Opera Company presented an English language adaptation of Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion." The magnificent music dominated the hour and three quarters taken by the first part of the oratorio. It is, of course, the Easter story based on the account of St. Matthew in the New Testament of the Bible. The English words were simple, moving and understandable. All the voices were of fine quality. It was staged with taste and imagination almost like a pageant. The costumed singers were placed against backgrounds and in settings that gave the production drama and life. The earner moved from closeups to broad shots providing variety for the eye. The spectator had a real emotional experience. Even if next Sunday is a warm bright spring day, even if the lawn does need reseeding, even if dinner is delayed, do try to see the second half of this fine production. ABC is going to revive the big J money quiz program. After weeks [of saying that a program called "100 Grand" was just one of about 50 programs under consideration the network has finally decided to trj it next season. It will have an- all-time high top prize of $100,000 | and is the first new show of that type to find a network spot since the big fix scandals of 1059. ) It will occupy the 30 minutes on Sunday nights currently filled by j the "Voice of Firestone" which departs, and will be followed by a serial biography of Franklin D Roosevelt. Fair Exchange returned to CBS last week, cut from one hour to '30 minutes playing time. Surgery •alas, has done little to help the t early season entry. It was retired ; suffering from low ratings. For Fast Results READ and USE If HE WANT ADS SECULARLY! Phone CH 2-4700 *. •Everyone for the fine response you gave our group during the three performances of "Breath of Spring" From such appreciation of "THE THEATER" we will Produce another play next Fall. Community Theater Players, Inc. Television Log Channel 4, NBC Channel* 5-18, CBS Channel 9, ABO Monday 4— Sea Runt •—Huckleberry Bound 5- Whlrlyblrds «:3ft 4— Dragnet •-Rebel 13— Ca Aera Corner 5:45 6— News 13- -Hpurte — D*>» Nelaofj «:M 13- Weather •IN 4-54-13— Newe t— Sports S-»— weather Merle Barman 4- Huntley-Rrtnkley Newe •—News 5— Sport* 13- Walter Cronkll* 5-13-To Tell The Truth «.25 5— 8 peak- Up •:30 4— Movie, "My Cousin Rachel" •-Dakota* 7:00 13— I've Dot A Secret I :.•((! 5-13— Lucille Ball •—Rifleman *:00 5-13— Danny Thomas •— Stoney Burke •:W 4 — Biography — FDR 8-13— Andy OrUfltb • :QO 4— David Brinkley t — Password •-13— Ben Casey •:3» 4— Political Talk a H-,«r mar '» friend IO:M 44— Newe 10:15 4 — Johnny Carson 5— Political Talk •—Steve Mien 13- Weather 10:20 13— Sportt 10:30 •—Movie, "All Quiet on the Western Front" 13- Lifeline 10:Sfl 13— Dntouchablei 13— Peter Gunn 11:45 • — Mao Prom Choclse 11:00 4— Newe IS:OS 4— Daily Word 12:10 6— Movie, "Women Without Names" IS: 15 •—Newe 12:30 •—Almanac Newsreel U:S5 •—Faith of Out Timee Tuesday 6:55 4—D»Mj Word <:00 4—Continental Classroom 13—Continental Classroom 8:25— 5—Christopher Program 4—Operation Alphabet 13—College of the Air • :56 5—Farm Fact* *4—Today 5—College of the Air 13—Rush BOUT 7:30 6—Moment of Meditation 1:35 5—Cartoonland 1:45 5—King and Odle 7:50 •—Call to Worship 7:55 •—New* «:00 6-13—Captain Kangaroo •—Columbia Lecture* 8:30 •—Deputy and Fell* 4—Say When 5—Jack La Lann> •—Romper Room 13—Calendar 9:25 4—News »:30 4—Play Tour Bunco 5-13—1 Love tucv •—Divorce Court 4—Price 1* Right 5-13—McCoy* 10:30 4—Concentration 5-13—Fete and Oladya •—Day In Court 10:55 •—News 4—Tour First Impression 5-13—Love of Life 9—Peter Gunn 11:25 5-13— New* U:30 4—Truth or Consequences 5-13—Search For Tomorrow •—Tours for a Song 11:45 5-13—Guiding Light 11:55 4— News •— Fashon Review It lOO •..-.. 4— Cartoons • 5-13- News- Weather Ford 5— apeak Op lit: 15 5— Sports 13 — Farm Report l*:20 4— News-Markets B— Weather 12:25 5— Local Interview 12:30 4— Accent 5-13— As World Turns 9— Father Know* Best l:0« 4— Bingo 5 — Password 9— Movie, "Sing Baby Sing" I :HO 5-13— House Party 1:55 4— News 1:00 5-13— To Tell The Truth 4— Loretta Toung 1:25 5-13-9— News t:30 5-13— Millionaire 4— You Don't Say B— Jane Wyman 1:00 5-13— Secret Storm 4— Match Game 8— Queen For A Day 1:2 & 4— News 1:30 4— Make Room For Daddy 5-13— Edge of Night 9— Who Do You Trust 4:00 4 — Superman 5- -Cousin Ken's Karnlval •— Torey and Friends 13— News and Weather 4:15 13— Turban 4:30 4 — Funtlme a—Mickey Mouse Club not 4 — Sea Hunt o-Yogl Bear 13 — Bugs Bunny 5:14 5— Whlrly Bird* • •30 4— Dragnet •—Rebel 13— Dr. Ichabod 6:46 6— Newe 13— Sports •:55 13— Weather •:00 5-B— Newe •:10 5-B- Weather • :15 6— Sports •—New* •:S5 6— Speak Op • :30 4— Project 20 6— Stump the Stars • — Combat 13— Marshall Dillon 1:00 6-13— Lloyd Bridge* lato 4 — World of Darryl F. Zanun. 6-13— Red Skelton • — Hawaiian Eye •:30 4— Dick Powell 6-13— Jack Benny . t— Untouchables • :00 5-13— Garry Moore •:80 4 — Ensign O'Toole •—Detectives 10:M 4-6-0-13— News 10:10 8-»- Weather 10:16 4— Johnny Carson 8 — Election Return* •— Stevn Allen 13— Weather 10:20 13— Sports 10:30 6— Movie, "Grand Hotel" 13— Lifeline 10:36 13— Hawaiian By* tl:S6 13— Peter Qua 11:45 •—Man From Cochlea 4— New* U:0» 4— Unity DaUy Word 11:10 6— Movie, "London by Night" 11:15 •—New* 11:30 •—Almanac Newsreel 12:35 *— Faith (or Our Time* Ottawa Roller Rink Public Sessions Wed. and Fri 7:30 to 10:00 Sat nights 8:00 to 11:00 Private Parties CH 2-9704 Mon.. Tues and Thurs. Sun Matinee: 1:00 to 3:00 Children 12 and under NOW SHOWING Box Office opens 7:00 p.m. Feature at 8:00 Only FACTION LOOK AT THIS GO KART, LIKE NEW with racing slicks, line axle, cushioned seat and back rests. Modified Home Lite HL-97 engine with extra cylinder, sprockets, etc. This Kart and its master won 10 trophies last year. 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