The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 2, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 96 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES Expect White House To Act To Head Off Railroad Strike To Start Layoffs Tuesday Morning CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's railroads announced today that one minute after midnight April 8 they will make work rules changes that eventually will eliminate 65,000 jobs. The announcement was made by the carriers' chief negotiator shortly after a U.S. Supreme Court mandate permitted the dis- an injunction which up making of rules THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT BY PLANE—Alert young Berkshire boar met his owner John R. Forrer, (right) Rantoul, yesterday afternoon after arriving here by plane from breeding farm in Lyons. Jack C. Kille (left), 504 Ash, pilot, brought pig to his owner at Ferrer's request. Animal was real "ham" at camera time. (Herald Photo by Dick Crawford) This Little Piggy Goes First Class Approve Feed Grain Program WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Agriculture Committee approved 20-15 today a bill providing a two-year feed grain program similar to the present temporary program. The program is designed to discourage surplus production of feed grains and stabilize prices received by feed grain producers. Its approach is through payments for voluntary retirement of acreage, and through loans and direct payments to cooperating fanners. "It might have sounded like an April Fool prank when I asked Mr. Kille to go to Lyons to bring me a hog back by plane," John R. Forrer, Rantoul said yesterday afternoon. This was after Jack C. Kille, 504 S. Ash, a pilot, brought a 4- month-old Berkshire boar to Ottawa from Lyons. Forrer, a farmer, bought the purebred animal from the Delbert Hollinger Berkshire Farm and made arrangements to have the hog flown here. Ferrer said he bought the animal for breeding purposes and wanted it brought to him safely. "In my 24 years of flying. I have never carried an ani- mal before," Kille said. "Not even a dog." Kille, operator of Smiling Jack's Sky Service, said he made the 170 mile flight back in one hour. The pig got regular passenger service, according to Kille. Forrer had written the Hollinger farm, giving the measurements for a shipping crate that would fit Kille's baggage compartment. But somehow the crate was about an inch too big, and the young boar flew back crated in the back seat of Kille's Cessna One- Eighty. Forrer took the pig to his farm near Rantoul from Municipal Airport by car. solution of had held changes since last summer. In a brief announcement, James E. Wolfe, chairman of the National Rail-way Labor Conference and chief rail negotiator, said: "The nation's railroads today notified the National (Railway) Mediation Board that at 12:01 a.m. on April 8 we will make work rules changes intended to end the featherbedding problem. "We understand President Kennedy probably will name an emergency board before the unions set a strike date. This will prevent any stoppage for at least 60 days." A spokesman for the Switchmen's Union of North America issued a statement which he said represented the attitude of the five labor organizations involved. It read: "Despite the assurance of t h e Supreme Court that we may resort to self-help in achieving our bargaining demands we contemplate taking no unilateral action. We are continuing to press for a negotiated fair settlement." The railroads said they are planning to put into effect the rule changes they proposed in the fall of 1959. Besides elimination of an estimated 40,000 firemen on diesel locomotives in road and yard service, they plan to change crew sizes and banish the lines of demarcation between various unions in operating crews. They also plan a revamping of mileage rail dispute exists, the only remaining step necessary before Kennedy names a presidential board to delay a rail strike at least 60 days. "The unions have told us they would run up a strike date," said NMB member Francis A. O'Neill Jr. "That's enough for us." Kennedy was expected to acl late today or sometime Wednes day, depending upon when the necessary papers and arrange ments could be completed. ,. NEW YANK — Sir Winston Churchill today became honorary citizen of U.S. on approval by Senate in voice vote. It remains for President Kennedy to sign bill. Light Turnout In City Election Ottawans had shown only a, day, approximately 400 more than mild interest in today's city election up to the noon hour, a check of polling places by the Herald indicated. At mid-day a total of 910 persons had voted, and this included 29 votes for board of education candidates by persons living outside the city limits, but within School District No. 30. A year ago, when voters were casting ballots on candidates for mayor of Ottawa and also on a retirement olan for city employes, 1,301 persons had voted at mid- Raise The Salaries Of School Workers After lengthy discussion which included sharp disagreements, the Ottawa school board last night gave salary increases to most of its non-professional employes. The discussions resulted from a survey made by Don Waymire, a board member, who pointed out that in three areas, custo- * * * dians, the superintendent's secretary and the board's clerk, salaries paid appeared to be well above average. Waymire (Minted out that in the "circle of 19," other cities in Kansas of similar size to which Ottawa is often compared, the local board has the highest * * * No Beans Or Junk On School Ground President Asks $4.5 Billion For Foreign Aid Program WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy asked Congress today for $4.5 billion in new foreign aid money, slashing $420 million from the total he proposed before Gen. Lucius D. Clay's aid advisory committee reported the current program is much too big. Last year Congress cut the President's $4.9-billion foreign aid request to |3.9 billion, and opponents want to pare even deeper this year. In a special message to Capitol Hill, Kennedy outlined a six-point program aimed at improving the big overseas assistance program. He drew heavily on findings of the Clay committee with which he agrees. Our world is near the climax of an historic convulsion," Kennedy said. He declared that U.S. aid will help determine whether large segments of the world chose "consent or coercion" as a way of life. "Despite noisy opposition from the very first days," Kennedy added, U.S. military and economic help has advanced freedom and the U.S. national interest around the world. Past Democratic and Republican presidents, a bipartisan majority in Congress and ainong the people and the Clay committee all agree on this, he group of 10 prominent citizens appointed by Kennedy to take a ook at the aid program. The Clay report said a "properly conceived and implemented" effort is essential to U.S. securi- y—words which Kennedy quoted. But the group concluded the current program is a half-billion dol- .ars too big. It passed no judgment on Kennedy's request for the next fiscal year. Kennedy's new money request for the fiscal year starting next July 1 is now $4,525,000,000, or $420 milion below the -4,945,000,000 he called for in his fiscal 1964 budget submitted in January before he got the Clay report. Officials figured actual spending for fiscal 1964 would probably drop less than $100 million during the year as a result of the pro- Mid. The presidential message launched the annual legislative battle over the politically unpopular aid bill. A preliminary skirmish has al ready been set off by the recen report of the Gay committee, a posed savings because spending lags behind appropriations. In the new money request, $1,405,000,000 would go for arms aid—a $75-million reduction from the January figure—and $3,120,000,000 for economic assistance, a $345-milh'on cutback. Most of the economic aid savings, officials said, stem from postponements of the time when developing countries are expected to be ready to qualify for loans and from reducing from $400 million to $300 million the amount of the presidential contingency fund used for emergencies. They said $300 million seemed ample for any foreseeable emergencies. pay rates so that they will provide for runs of 160 miles for a full day's pay instead of the current 100 miles. In Cleveland, the five brotherhoods issued the following joint statement: "The railway labor organizations are cooperating with the government to avoid any interruption to railroad service as a result of a unilateral promulgation of changes in pay and working conditions announced by railroad management. "To that end, we have been in touch with the secretary of labor. We expect that a crisis will be averted by the prompt appointment of an emergency board under the Railway Labor Act. Such an emergency board can make a contribution in bringing the parties together in collective bargaining, leading to a fair and peaceful settlement. "We agree with the secretary of labor that this dispute must ultimately be settled by the parties themselves." In Washington, the National Mediation Board said it was immediately notifying President Kennedy that a national emergency Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—1 For April—1 For 1963—93 Comparable 1962 period—113 Ottawa's school board got caught up in troubles with a bean patch and a pile of junk last night. Both are located on the site of the proposed new high school. The bean patch is 14 acres in the northwest corner which neighbor Arthur Spigle wants to farm this year as he did last year. The junk pile belongs to Orral Staneart, one of the landowners from whom the board bought the site several years ago. At that time Staneart told the board he had some lumber, bricks, tile and steel stored on the ground and he wanted a little time to move it. A request for a football practice field. . . the high school now uses grounds at Garfield grade school. . . triggered the site problems. The team, according to high school officials, need; a place all its own to practice, and the board has 40 acres nol now being used. This led to a general discussion of what should be done about the site on which, though turned down twice by voters, the board eventually would build a new high school. Should a practice field be graded, seeded and built now? What about a track? Would an engineer have to be employed to set the grade? When actual building starts, would previous work be for naught? These were some of the questions asked. The board finally decided to clear off an area designated by high school coaches for a practice area. It turned down Spigle's request for a jean patch and ordered the superintendent to turn the area over to Si Bergsma for seeding as a future field. Bergsma is the ag instructor at the high school. As for Staneart's pile of building materials, the board decided to get tough. Staneart has been granted three time extensions to move his materials. Once it wa: wet. Once it was so he could wait until the ground was frozen. The board decided Staneart would have until April 15 to clear off his materials. After that the board will either sell what is left or set a match to it When this is done, the superin tendent is to arrange for the mowing and cleanup of the site. •¥••¥• * paid clerk, the highest paid secretary and above average pay or custodians. He proposed that ceilings be >laced on all non-professional obs after pointing out one secre- ary's pay is above that of start- ng teachers and the clerk's pay exceeds that of some principals. His proposal died for want of second. But the board did agree to set up a study commit- ee to put non-professional em- &jjnji salary schedule, such work to be done in 60 days. The board then raised the :lerk's pay $150 per year, held he line on the superintendent's secreatry and granted $200 annual increases to secretaries in ;he junior and senior high. As for custodians, the board agreed to an annual increase of $100 per man, plus $2 per hour for special night work which calls custodians back to their buildings. The custodians had asked for $5 per week, $10 a week for those on the night shifts and extra pay for extra duty. The board also announced coaches had been given $300'an- nual increases at a special meeting recently. In other business, Mrs. Walter Hegberg was granted another year's leave of absence, and the board decided not to expand the hot lunch program to schools other than Lincoln at this time. had voted at noon today. A year ago a total of 3,138 votes were cast for the office of mayor. The 1,301 votes cast up to midday amounted to about 41.5 per cent of the total. On the basis of such a percentage, a total vote of 2,200, or less, is indicated for today's election, in which a commissioner of finance for the city of Ottawa is being elected, and three members of the board of education of School District No. 30 are being selected from a field of six candidates. At noon today the precinct showing the heaviest vote was Ward 3, Precinct 1, the city hall precinct. There 151 persons had voted at mid-day. Lightest vote at noon today was in the 4th Ward, in which the voting place is the Kansas Loan Company. There, only 25 had voted at the noon hour. The polls will close at 6 p.m. Georgia Coach Guilty Says Attorney ATLANTA (AP) - Atty. Gen. Eugene Cook reported to Gov. Carl E. Sanders today that Wallace Butts gave advance information to Paul Bryant on last September's Georgia-Alabama football game which was "unethical, improper and unsportsmanlike.** "The furnishing of such information might well have vitally affected the outcome of the game in points and the margin of victory," Cook said in a summation of his findings after a two week investigation. Sanders ordered the investigation after the Saturday Evening Post charged in its March 28 issue that there was collusion to affect the outcome of the game between Butts, recently resigned as Georgia athletic director, and Bryant, the University of Alabama coach. Alabama won the game 35-0. * * * Hire 8 New Teachers For Ottawa Schools Eight new teachers were hired last night by the Ottawa school board. All were hired on the recommendation of Supt. Henry Parker at the regular salary schedule. The teachers employed are: Maridee Kelso, Nevada, Mo., to graduate this spring from Baker, home economics in the Junior High. Mrs. Mildred Hermreck, 1433 S. Oak, to graduate this spring from Ottawa University, year's experience at Garnett, elementary. Mrs. Bonnie Jean Bear, 329 Ash, 1960 OU graduate, three years at Rantoul, elementary. Kay Badders, lola to graduate this spring from Emporia State Teachers, elementary. Mrs. Penelope Woehr, Canisteo, N. Y., to graduate this spring from State University College, Geneseo, N. Y., wife of OU student, elementary. Tom Watson, Effingham, to graduate this spring from was University, science in Senior High. Rose Mathews, Oberlin, to graduate this spring from Ottawa University, English in Junior High. Mrs. Grace Karhoff, Madison, graduate of Emporia State Teachers, a year at Herndon, home economics. Revolution In Argentina BUENOS AIRES (AP)-Two retired army generals proclaimed a revolt against the government of President Jose Maria Guido today and quickly won support from naval units. Four hours later, Guido announced the revolt crushed—but then backtracked. While a measure of calm returned to this capital, radio broadcasts from the interior indicated that navy units still were in revolt and threatening to sail for Buenos Aires. An army broadcast from the interior ordered tanks to crush the navy rebels. Guido himself, after saying the revolt had been stamped out, is« sued an ultimatum to navy holdouts to surrender. Soviet Space Vehicle Headed For Moon MOSCOW (AP)-The Soviet Union announced they fired an unmanned, 3,130-pound research vehicle toward the moon today from the orbit of an earth satellite. A Soviet astronomer hinted it may land a robot observatory on the moon's surface. This is part of the Soviet preliminary work in a race with the United States to be the first to land men on the moon. Tass, the Soviet news agency, said the automatic instrument station will reach the area of the moon in Wa days, apparently meaning some time Saturday. At last reports at 4 p.m. Tass said, the device was outward bound 31,370 miles above the Yellow Sea and rocketing along close to its preset trajectory. Its instruments were said to be functioning normally, Tass called the device Moon IV, though its predecessors in Soviet moon shot work have been known as Luniks. Lunik I missed the moon, Lunik II was reported to have scored a hit. From Lunik HI came the release of pictures purported to show the hidden back side of the planet. The United States had landed one rocket on the moon's back side, but instrument failure limited the value of the exploit. Without saying whether Moon IV was intended to hit or fly by the moon, Tass said the launching was in accordance with the Soviet program for "exploration of outer space and planets of the solar system." The phraseology of its commu- nique suggested the vehicle was shot from an orbiting space platform, but the communique did not go into detail. It said, "The final stage of the rocket was preliminarily set on an intermediate orbit of an artificial earth satellite, then was launched and emerged onto the preset trajectory of the flight." The implication seemed to be that it was a piggy-back launching from an orbiting multistage rocket. Nikolai Barabashov, head of the Kharkov Observatory, hinted that Moon W or its successors may pack a robit observatory to a landing on the moon. Writing for Tass, he said Soviet scientists also want another series of photographs of the moon's topography. Barabashov said additional pictures are needed to determine the heights of the moon's mountains and the depth of its craters. Without specifically mentioning Moon IV, he wrote: "It would be possible to get much valuable information and data during the launching of automatic interplanetary stations which would land on the surface of the moon and, with the help of various apparatus, transmit to the earth information about physical conditions on the moon: Temperature, density and about the composition of its extremely rarified atmosphere, about the microrelief of the surface, magnetic fields, and the nature and character of light rays." Tauy's Toot Business was rather poor today at the polls and the beer taverns. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Show- crs and thunderstorms with con* tinued strong southerly winds to* night. Rain Wednesday morning and temperature around 55. Winds shifting to strong northwesterly and turning much colder with Wednesday afternoon temperatures in 40s. High temperature yesterday, 83; low today, 66; high year ago today, 48; low year ago today, 23; record high this date. 86 In 1846; record low thia date, 17 in 1938; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 69 9 p 10 a. m .74 10 p 11 a. m 77 11 p .81 .82 .82 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. ,. 82 5 p. m. ...,., 80 6 p. m. ......*76' 7 p. m 73 t p. m It 77 Midnight

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