The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 3, 1963 · Page 4
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 4

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, April 3, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD Pi|t Four Wednesday, April 3, 1963 Editorials School Test Is Flunked With the Kansas Legislature in its final week it now appears the problem of school financing will be passed over for legislators to come. Efforts have been made to get an earnings tax. They have failed. Too, attempts have been made at a foundation plan, to be paid for by an increase in taxes on such items as whiskey and cigarets. What is likely to happen is nothing. Present per pupil aid on a complicated formula which favors small schools probably will be continued. In the efforts to do something, an argument has broken out over the amount of taxes this group or that group pays for school support. Urban forces oppose the earnings tax; rural area people don't like the foundation plan. Teachers, administrators, school This And That by jph boards and property owners claim too much is raised from property taxes, too little comes back to the schools locally from state scources. It appears to us there is too much straining at a gnat. Taxes are taxes, regardless of the source. Sure, it would be nice to lower taxes on property. Were this to happen the burden would have to be carried by some other tax. In the end the same people would pay. If our legislature really wants to solve the problem it could do so by demanding a more efficient job of education. This can come about only by expanding school districts and consolidating school areas to eliminate the expensive and inefficient. This, however, won't come now. Those who complain the loudest about the burden of property taxes and seek some sort of relief also are among those who object the most to school consolidation. Some Color In Drab Lives JPH Calcutta — Yesterday was a holiday here. It was Holi day, and this is no pun. Holi is one of | the big celebrations of the Hindu year. It has no direct connection with any of their gods and god- 1 desses, however, and its religious connotations are ; rather obscure. A scholarly Hindu told me that .'• once there was an evil man 'named Hiranksyup who tried to I disabuse his young son. Praha- lad, of his deeply religious be- ; liefs. Failing, the father was so j angered that he burned the boy at the stake. The son miraculously survived. Since then the anniversary of the event has been observed as Prahalad day. The following day is Holi, the one time in the year when all inhibitions and conventions break down, and even an Untouchable may contact a Brahamin without fear of retribution. A resident Englishman poohs-poohs all this. He avers that Holi is only a festival to celebrate the return of spring. A rite of rejoicing in the end of winter, with strongly sexual undertones. He argues that every race, from the ancient Druids and Greeks on down, has had them in one form or another. Englishmen argue like that. Whatever the true historic background, I can only report that Holi, as it is observed in Calcutta, contains more than vague resemblances to Mardi Gras, Halloween, the night after the big football game, and a Legion convention. Everyone, whether he has a mind tb or not, or unless he remains in what have been designated off-limit areas, finds himself a participant in the celebration. Holi is primarily a color carnival. The celebrants provide themselves with either water pistols filled with highly colored liquids or with mesh bags containing powdered vegetabe dyes. Bright red, yellow, blue, and green are the favorite hues. The game is to rove the city in groups, in which the young men predominate, in search of victims. Anyone within range is considered fair game, and dignified old men and squealing girls are favorite victims. The Holi spirit is to squirt or bang with a dye-filed bag anyone who can be reached. It is taken for granted that one will be squirted and bag-banger! in return. Those who have been missed pour their dyes over themselves so that no one will think they are unpopular. The end product is what you already have deduced. Heads of blood-red hair. Green faces. Blue legs. Cotton garments which have acouired such a splattering of aH colors that, if suitably framed, they well could receive serious consideration in an abstract art competition. When supplies run low and spirits flag, the merrymakers gather around the hydrants set into the sidewalks and set about the task of removing the coloring matter from themselves and their clothes. Then a few of them find that while the unwritten rules of Holi call for the use of washable dyes, some dastards have done them dirty by anointing them with colorfast dyes. To describe Holi makes it sound silly and childish, but then so do the activities of the last night of Mardi Gras seem on the morning after. And simple though their Holi sport may be, who can blame the Indians for once a year bringing some vivid color into their otherwise hard, drab lives? Holi, though, like everything else, isn't what it was in the good old days. Independent India expects its people to work hard, pay high taxes, and conduct themselves with the dignity proper of a free race. So Calcutta was thickly sprinkled with police through the festival, and several hundred were carted away whose pranks went beyond the new bounds. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGf Neal Baxter, a student at Ottawa University, was ill at his home in Pomona with a severe sore throat. Dorothy Rumbeck, Ottawa University student, gave an organ recital in Hoch Auditorium at University of Kansas, Lawrence. Bob Buckles, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buckles, 1237 S. Main, was injured when he was thrown from a horse. 50 FEARS AGO Electric lines were being completed on North Sycamore in the vicinity of Grant Street. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bougher moved from 1026 S. Main to 112 S. Hickory. Miss Ethel Welton of Rantoul went through Ottawa en route from Silkville to her home. She was the teacher in the Silkville school which had completed its term. Prayer For Today Ye are my frieds, if ye do the things which I command you. (John 15:14 ASV.) PRAYER: Help us, 0 Lord, this and every day, to be what the name Christian should mean—Thy friends who are known for a Christ like way and mind in every situation and relationship. In Christ's name we pray. Amen. Former Resident Named Postmaster In California Many Franklin Countians will be interested in a recent announcement in Washington, D. ! C., of the appointment of a for- Wellsyille Cubs Receive Awards I WELLSVILLE — Achievement I awards were presented to Greg I Davenport, Mark Peterson, Bob|by Good, Kenny O'Connor and c Mike Willhite at the Cub Scout pack meeting at the Wellsville Baptist Church, Cubmaster Russell Lambert presented the awards. Den 6 was in charge of the flag salute. Scoutmaster Bob Hagen, assisted by Boy Scouts, was in charge of the ceremony initiating Ricky Lambert. Bill Shields showed two films, one concerning an atomic submarine and another on training Navy air pilots. Guests at the meeting were the boys who will be Cub Scouts next year; Max Jones, Kim Brecheisen, Mike Moyer, Wade Moyer, Robert Warren, Billy Kyle, Cliff Hays, Guy Davenport, •nd Mike Skm ' mer farm boy of near Pomona as postmaster of Fresno, Calif. He is Robert P. Sanders, who was reared on a farm south of Pomona, and was graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1932. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Sanders, who moved to Pomona from Nebraska in 1919. Following his graduation from Williamsburg High School, Sanders attended Ottawa University for two years and then taught one term in the Rantoul Schools. At the close of the school year he moved to California and returned to Kansas the following year to take his parents and family to California. Sanders began his career in postal work as a carrier and worked his way up through the ranks. He is a disabled veteran, having served in World War H and in the Korean conflict. He entered military service in the Marine Corps and was promoted in the field to the rank of second lieutenant. He became postal officer of the 5th Marine division in charge of the main postof- fice and eight branches in the Pacific theater of war. He was a first lieutenant, and later a captain of infantry in Korea. He is a major in the Armv Reserve. Television Log Channel 4, NBC Channel* 5-13, CBS Channel 9, ABC Wcdnmdajr 5:00 6—Sea Hunt ft—Torey and Friend* 13—Quick Draw MeOraw 'ft-Whirl* Bird* 4—Dragnet •—Rebel 13—Scope-Kansas University (1:48 6—New* 13—Sports With D*V MelMM 6:66 13—Weather •:00 4—New* 6—Newe •—News 13-News 4—Sports 5-t-WeathM 1:15 4—News with Buntlev-Brlnltle* 8—Sport* 9—New* 13—Now* £—Speak-Op 4— Virginian* 5-13—CBS Reports B—Wagon Train 1:30 6-13—Doble amis 8—Going My Way 4—Perry Como 5-13—Beverly Hillbillies 6—Dick Van Dyke 9—Our Man Higgln* 13—Dorms Reed 9:00 4—Eleventh Hour 5-13—U.S. Steel Hour 9—Naked City 10:00 4-5-9-13—News 10:10 5-9— Weather 10:18 4—Johnny Carson 5—Movie, "Mrs. Miniver" 9—Steve Allen 13— Weather (0:20 13—Sports 10:30 13—Lifeline 10:38 13—Stoney Burke 11:35 13—Peter Ounn 11:45 9—Man From Cochis* 12:00 4—News 12:05 4—Unity Dally Word 12:10 5—movie, "Bullet Scars'' 12:15 9—News 12:30 9—Almanac Newsreel 12:35 9—Faith for Our Time* Thursday •:55 4—Dally Word •:00 4—Continental Classroom 13—Continental Classroom 6:25 6—Postmark Mid-America 1:30 4—Operation Alphabet 13—College of tb* Air • :40 5— One Way to Safety 8:55 5—Farm Tact* 1:00 4—Toaa> S—College of the Air 13—Ruib Hour 7:30 6—Moment ot Meditation 7:38 5—Cartoonland 7:45 5—King and Odi* 7:BO 9—Call to Worship 7:55 B—New* 8:00 5-13—Captain Kangaroo 9—Columbia Lecture* 8:30 9—Deputy and Fells 9:00 4—Say When 5—Jack LaLanne 9—Romper Room 13—Calendar 9:35 4—New* 9:30 5-13—1 Love Lucy 4—Play Your Hunch 9—Divorce Court 10:00 5-13—McCoys 4—Price Is Right 10:30 5-13—Pete and Gladys 4—Concentration 9—Day In Court 10:55 9—New* 11:00 4—First Impression 5-13—Love of Life 9—Peter Gunn 11:25 5-13—New* U:30 4—Truth or Consequence* 8-13—Search For Tomorrow 9—Seven Keys 11:45 5-13—Guiding Light 11:55 4—New* 12:00 Noon 4—HI Noon Cartoon* 9—Ernie Ford 8-13—New* 12:10 5—Speak Up U:15 6—Sport* 13—Farm Report 12:20 4—News, market* S—Local Interview 13:30 4—Accent •—Father Know* Best ' 5-13—As World Turn* 1:00 4—Bingo 1-13—Password 9—Movie, "Government Girl" |!SO 5-13—House Party 4—Doctors 1:65 4—New* COO 4—Loretta young 5-13—To TelJ The Truth <:25 5-13—New* 9—New* 8:30 4—You Don't Say 9—Jane Wyman 6-13—Millionaire Laff-A-Day © King Futures Syndicate, Inc., 1963. World rights reeerred. 4.1 "Can't you go any faster? I promised my husband I'd have tho car home by ten o'clock*" 4—Match Game •513—Secret Storm •—Queen for a Day 1:26 4—News «:30 4—Hake Room For Daddy •—Who Do You Trust? 6-13—Edge of Night 4:00 4—Superman 6—Cousin Ken's Carnival •—Torey *nd friends 13—News, Weather 4:111 13—Turban's Land of Magto 4:30 4—Funtlme 9—Mickey Mouse Club 6:00 4—See Hunt 9— Quick Draw UcQraw 13-Maglo Ranch 6:15 S-Whlrly Birds 6:10 4—Dragnet ft—Rebel 13—Sports 8:46 S—Mews. Walter Cronklt* 13—Sports 8:56 13-Wcather •:M 4—Newe S—New* ft—News 13—News «:10 4—Sports 6-9-Weather •:16 4- Kuntiey-Brlnkley Report 5—Sports 9—News (1:25 6—Speak-Dp i:30 4—Wide Country B—Ozzle and Harriet 5-13—Fair Exchange T:«l 6-13—Perry Mason 9—Donna Reed >:30 4—Hallmark Hall of Fame 9—Leave It To Beaver 8fOO 6-13—Twilight Zone 0—My Three Sons 8:30 4—Hazel 9 —McHales Navy •:00 4—Andy Wlllamsl 5-13—Nurses 9—Alcoa Premier 10:00 4-5-9-13—News 10:10 B-»—Weather U:18 4—Johnny Carson 5—Movie, "Philadelphia Story" 9—Steve Allen 13—Wecther 10:20 4-13—Sport* 10:30 13— Lifeline 111:35 13—77 Sunset Strip 11:35 13—Peter Ounn 11:45 9—Mao From Cochlse 12:00 4—News U:05 4—Unity Dally Word 12:10 5-Movle, "First 100 Years' 12:15 9—News 12:30 9— Almanac Newsreel 12:35 9—Faith for Our Time* today's Dr. Holner By DR. JOSEPH G. M01MER If you know what » "Pap smear is," remarks may not be for you. There is evidence that millions don't know. Yet this simple test is, perhaps more than any other single thing, responsible for preventing half the deaths from cancer of the uterus. And fit ought to prevent more deaths; it can. At Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, doctors started the practice of giving this test to every woman admitted to the obstetrics and gynecology sections. . Of 3,697 tests, they found 261 showing evidence of cancer, 43 per cent of them cases so early that there was absolutely no visible sign. Such early cases come very close to being 100 per cent curable. The percentage of cancers found at Jackson Memorial is very considerably larger than would the case in the general population. After all, a trig proportion of the patients were there because thel already were obiovusly ill, or there were suspicious symptoms. One survey showed that among women in general having the test, cancer was found about six times in each 1,000. That is enough to mean women still haven't heard about the Pan test's value in saving lives from cancer: .23,000,000 or 40 per cent, a survey by the American Cancer Society shows. The test is simple, economical and painless. The doctor simply uses a small paddle to take a sample, or "smear" of mucous fluids at the cervix, or opening of the uterus or womb. Under a microscope, abnormal (cancerous) cells become visible. That's all. The test was named after its discoverer, the late Dr. George N. Papanicolau who died only a little while ago and thus lived long enough to Tonight 9 s TV Highlights On the Beverly Hillbillies show, on Channels 5 and 13, at 8, Granny chases a tax agent off the place with a shotgun. At the same hour, on Channel 4, Perry Como will welcome singer Caterina Valente and Ken Murray as guests. At 9, on Channel 9, Piper Laurie stars in the Naked City offering titled "Howard Running Bear Is A Turtle." Hmmmm! The title should at least make you curious. Among the late movies is a great one on Channel 5 at 10:15. It is "Mrs. Miniver," the 1942 film starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. And for a late, late movie, try "Bullet Scars," on Channel at 10 minutes after midnight. Thi is a 1942 film starring Regis Toomey. Rules For Vote On Fluoridation KANSAS CITY (AP)-The Kansas City Court of Appeals said Monday Kansas City citizens are entitled to vote on the question of fluoridating the city water. The ruling reversed a decision of the Jackson County Circuit Court, which had held that the city clerk didn't have to certify a petition calling for a fluoridation election. The water department startec putting flourine in the water Aug 28 under an order from the City Council. Anti-fluoridation groups submit ted a referendum petition, claim ing more than 18,000 signatures Keith Wilson, city counselor said he would try to have the case transferred to.the Missouri Supreme Court. Meanwhile fluori dation will continue. Ottawa Herald ««^*!y 1962 FIRST IN KANSAS 106-101 •. Mam Published dully eaeepi BuMUy uo Holidays Second ciaas postage »' Ol tawa. Kansas. Robert a. Weilingtci EditOT Ana Publish** Subscription rules to irade urea—B> mall, one month 11,00, three months, 13.00, six months, $6.00, one year 8.00 dutucripiiun rate* outside trade arex —By mall, one month, 11.60, three months 14.24; sU month*, 18.00: on* year, 118.00. MEMBER Of rHE AMOCUTBP PRISM The Associated Frees i* entitled *«• oltulvely to the use (01 publication ol all the local new* printed In the news. paper M wall M eJI AP newt «l» To Your Good Health' Pap Test Cancer Guard know that a great many thousands of lives had been saved. If every woman had such a test periodically, it is felt that deaths from cancer of the uterus could be reduced to almost zero. Since 14,000 American women died of this disease last year alont, isn't that reason enough to keep spreading tht word about the "Pap smear"? Dear Dr. Molner: I have a grandson, now 21, attending college. He has not been well for a couple of weeks and the doctors say he has morion- ucleosis and that there is no treatment.—F.H. You sound as though you fear that this may be the end of the world. Well, relax, friend. It's* true that there is no specific treatment for monpu* cleosis, but it is what we call a self-limiting disease, and not at all uncommon on college campuses. Rest and nourishing food are about all the treatment there is, but presently the patient is back to normal. Dear Dr. Molner: Please explain the problems faced in a first pregnancy where the mother's blood is Rh negative and the father's is positive? -C. M.. Possibly none at all, unless by a prior transfusion or some such means the mother has become "sensitized." For subsequent pregancies there may (or may not) be difficulties. The doctor obviously is already alert to the situation, and will be ready for whatever measures, if any, are needed. The situation, scientifically, is so complex that I hesitate to tackle a discussion of it. Will it suffice for me to tell you that it has happened many times before, and now the profession knows what to do about it? Never take a chance on diabetes! For better understanding of this disease, write to Dr. Molner, Box 158, Dundee, HI., for a copy of the booklet, "Diabetes — The Sneaky Disease." Pleas* enclose a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope and 25 cents in coin to cover cost of handling. ODD MAN OUT - Creator Rod Serling poses with Robert Mitchell (left), Milton Parsons (holding rope) and David Bond (right) who portray murderers Albert W. Hicks, Henri Landra and Jack the Ripper, respectively, in Twilight Zone, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Channels 5 and 13. Eerie drama revolves around museum caretaker who becomes obsessed with wax figures in "murderer's row." Aline Not One To Pull Punch By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Network television usually would rather be safe than sorry, particularly when it comes to editorializing. Usually, when a controversial issue is involved, the approach becomes documentary, the various viewpoints in careful balance. But that is not the tack of out spoken Aline Saarinen, well-known critic and writer on art and design, who is a bi-weekly guest of NBC's 'Today Show." Mrs. Saarinen, a woman of strong opinion in the areas of her specialty, enjoys shaking up her audience by attacking, questioning things that are popularly accepted. In a recent television appearance, she nominated the huge granite sculptures carved in Mt. Rushmore as one of the six ugliest objects in America—and drew considerable fiery mail. She is the enemy of awe-inspiring square skyscrapers that contribute, she believes, to the growing ugliness of great cities. She deplores the uniformity of typical development houses that spring up like mushrooms on cleared and treeless tracts. She even dared scold the New York public for flocking to see the visiting "Mona Lisa" while 10 blocks away hangs, unsung and largely unvisited, what she calls one of the greatest pictures ever painted: Rembrandt's self- portrait. Mrs. Sarrinen, a slim 42 and bubbling with enthusiasm, is like a peppermint after a rich meal. You may not agree, but she makes you think. She'll be turning up on "Today" again Friday infuriating some complacent souls, upsetting others but stimulating to everyone. "We're on a culture kick, but I do think American taste is improving," says Mrs. Saarinen. "We still have a long way to go in product design. It is perfectly possible for'lines to be clean and direct and simple. But the public has to demand it. I hope I can help; that's what I'm on television for." The Herald pays |5 every week for the best news tip turned in by a reader. 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