The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 4, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 98 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES 1000 Fire Loss THE PARSONAGE BURNS — Clad in bathrobe, Rev. G. R. Maxwell looked on this morning as firemen battled blaze which severely damaged A.M.E. church Robert B. Wellington) parsonage. (Herald Photo by Omit Willow Street From Paving Plans Bids for the 1963 paving projects of the city of Ottawa are to be opened at the meeting of the commissioners the evening of Wednesday, April 24, it was announced at the commission meeting last night. One of the major projects of paving that had been contemplated, the Willow Street paving from 7th to 15th, will not be included in the 1963 program, it was said. A remonstrance petition, presented by properly owners of the street, has not been examined officially by the city attorney to determine its sufficiency, but city officials have gone over it and find that it carries names of owners of 60 per cent or more of the property involved for the cost of the project. Last night, on motion of Street commissioner James Grogan, the commissioners decided that nothing will be done about paving Willow Street for the present. A remonstrance petition against a proposed paving project must carry the signatures of resident owners of more than 50 per cent of the property involved to be sufficient to block the project. The commissioners decided, after checking the petition, that the large number of signatures indicated the petition was suffi- cient, so decided not to have the city attorney take the time to compute the square feet total in all of the pieces of real estate involved. A resolution was passed for the paving of North Sycamore Street from Grant to Dundee Street with concrete, 28 feet in width. A petition was received asking the paving of the portion of Grant Street from Sycamore to Cherry Street. A resolution was passed prohibiting parking on either side of 1st Street between Cedar and Hickory. Another resolution passed prohibits parking on the west side of the 700 block on Ash Street and the 900 and 1000 blocks on South Mulberry. (Other commission news on Pg. 6) Lights Out For Surgery MIAMI BEACH, Fla (AP) Lena Goldstein was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital's emergency room— by flashlight— for facial injuries suffered in an auto accident. Her auto struck a pole Wednesday, snapping two electric power lines and cutting off sendee at a wide area— including the hospital. Shine Shoes WithFlag? NEW YORK (AP)-An investigation is under way concerning a report that a bundle of rags consigned for shipment to Germany for use as shoeshine cloths contained many U.S. flags. Joseph P. Kelly, collector of customs, ordered the probe. The report came Wednesday from Rep. John M. Murphy, D- N.Y. who said in a statement that the bundle was shipped by the Shenandoah Rag Co. of Shenandoah, Pa. The congressman said he was called in Washington by a longshoremen who told him the flags were found when the bundle had been opened inadvertently on a pier. Murphy reported the bundle had been loaded aboard the American Pilot, a vessel of the United States Lines. A spokesman for the line said the American Pilot sailed for Germany March 31. Played Dead To Save Life KANSAS CITY (AP)-A service station attendant told police he "played dead" today after being shot twice in the head by two holdup men. Orville Eugene Ussery,-32, of near Tonganoxie, Kan., said the two robbers forced him to lie on the floor of the station and then one fired at him with a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle. The bullet struck Ussery in the mouth. Ussery said he protended he was dead but the bandit turned to his accomplice and asked: "Shall I shoot him again?" The robber then reloaded his weapon and fired again, the second bullet striking Ussery in the back of the head. The parsonage of the AME Church, 417 S. Oak, was severely damaged by fire this morning. Two fire trucks made a run to the one-story frame house about 9:40 a.m., and, for nearly an hour, firemen battled the blaze which had worked its way up the rear wall of the house and into the roof. Rev. G. R. Maxwell said he, his wife and two sons, Gabriel, 5, and Dean Albert, 3, were home at the time the fire broke out. "We were in the front part of the house," Mr. Maxwell said. "One of the boys, Gabriel, went back to get a drink of water. When he came back he said casually that 'there's a fire back there.' "I yelled for the wife to call the fire department, and I tried to do what I could." The back porch was burned away, along with most of the kitchen and bathroom. The roof on the back half of the house was severely damaged. Rest of the house suffered smoke and water damage. Fire Chief Harry Gilliland said cause of the blaze was not determined. He said it probably started on the back porch or in the rear wall. He estimated the total damage between $1,000 and $1,500. The chief said the loss was insured. READY FOR RELAYS BLAST-OFF — Dick Peters, Ottawa University athletic director and head football coach, will serve as starter for OUawa Relays, opening tomorrow. (Herald Photo) Forecaster Smiles On Ottawa's Relays Tally's Toot Someone help me up into the stands, I want to watch the Relays. Williamsburg Couple Named Master Farmer, Homemaker The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Not so cool tonight and warmer Friday. Lows tonight in 40s. High Friday around 70. High temperature yesterday, 64; low today, 32; high year ago today, 60; low year ago today, 49; record high this date, 89 in 19VI9; record low this date, 14 in 1899; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 51 9 p. m 51 10 a. m 54 10 p. m 50 11 a. m 57 11 p. m 48 Noon 59 Midnight 46 1 p. m 61 1 a. m 45 2 p. m 63 2 a. m 43 3 p. m 63 3 a. m 41 4 p. m 64 4 a. m 39 5 p. m 63 5 a. m 37 6 p. m 60 6 a. m. 33 7 p. m 57 7 a. m 35 8 p. m 54 8 a. m 37 Tax Charge Against Sermon KANSAS CITY (AP) - William H. Sermon, Democratic faction leader and former mayor of Independence, Mo., was indicted today on charges of wilfully evading payment of more than $225,000 in federal income taxes for the years 1956 through 1960. The grand jury charged that the 63-year-old Sermon reported an income of $172,518 for the five- year period and "paid $58,499 in taxes, whereas he had an income of $528,808 and should have paid $225,834. Governor Not Worried About WU Bill Repeal A Franklin County couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Neal, Williamsburg, is one of five Kansas couples chosen Master Fanner and Master Farm Homemakers for 1962. The selections were announced today by Dr. Harold E. Jones, director of the Kansas State University Extension Service. The other couples are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reinhardt, Erie; Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller, Russell; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lear, Garden City, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter O'Brien, Jr., St. Francis. As guests of the K-State Extension Service and the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce, the couples will be honored Tuesday, April 9, at a ban-x quet in the K-State Student Union, Manhattan. The State C of C will present plaques to the couples. Mr. and Mrs. Neal have an extensive farm operation near Williamsburg. It is so extensive, in fact, their two sons, Charles and Richard, have returned home to work in partnership with their parents. All the crops grown on the farm, except wheat, are fed to livestock. Last year's projects were feeding 200 deferred steers, fattening 100 heifers and creep-feeding calves. Both Mr. and Mrs. Neal have been leaders in church, school and Extension activities (or TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. John Anderson says he is not worried that the Legislature will repeal the Wichita University legislation, but added that he thinks it re- regrettable that Dr. Harry Corbin, president of the university, made some of the remarks attributed to him. Anderson's comments Wednesday were in reply to statements attributed to Corbin outlining plan for Wichita University's growth after it joins the state system of higher education, if approved by Wichita voters. His remarks angered some legislators Wednesday. They interpreted them as in conflict with their views. The House Education Committee then voted to introduce bills to repeal the Wichita University legislation. "His statements were either misquoted or he's in error," Anderson said. "The House reacts a little fast and I think a little time may cure this," he added. The weatherman is a sports fan, and he has promised a warmer, partly cloudy, rainless day Friday, first day of this city's spring sports classic, the Ottawa Relays. If he's right, it'll be nice for the more than 1100 athletes from 103 high schools and the Otta- wans who'll supervise and measure their running, jumping and throwing on Cook Field at Ottawa University. Orlis Cox, Relays manager, said today that Fredonia, the defending Class A champion, and Double A Seaman entered today, boosting, the number of schools to 103. The record number of entries for the Relays is 105, and this year's total is second. Athletes from 16 Class AA schools, including Ottawa High, s n rck vns nd bh pr-.ngt.t wo: will compete Friday. Preliminaries in track events and both preliminaries and finals in field events will begin at 10 a.m. Finals in track events will begin at 2 p.m. A 9 a.m. starting time for pre- limiaries will be in effect for Classes A and B Saturday. Track finals will open at 1:30 p.m. Franklin County schools, Lane, Princeton, Pomona, Williamsburg and Wellsville, will compete in the Class B events. Richmond doesn't have a track squad. Class AA schools are Ottawa, Seaman, Manhattan, Leavenworth, Coffeyville, Highland Park, Parsons, Washburn Rural, Argentine, Fort Scott, Lawrence, Emporia, Olathe, Turner, Atchison and Labette County. Class A entries are St. Joseph, Immaculata, P a o 1 a , Lyons, Herrington, Baxter Springs, Eureka, Shawnee Heights, Maur Hill, Yates Center, Neodesha, Burlington, Osawatomio, Atchison County, DeSoto, Hiawatha, Haskell, Garnett and R o n n e r Springs. Class B schools both B and BB are Alta Vista, Waterville, Frankfort, Chetopa, St George, Olpe, Overbrook, Spring Hill, Northern Heights, Tonganoxie, Oswego, McCune, Potwin, Sabetha, Fairview, Hamilton, Winchester, Hoyt, Maple Hill, Carbondale Eskridge, Everest, La- Cygne, Midway of Buffalo, Pleasanton, Cottonwood Falls, Gridley, Holton, Williamsburg, Leroy, Burlingame, Council Grove, Troy, Midway of Denton, Horton, Mound City, Robinson, Madison, Clyde, St. Paul, Alma, Americus Lecompton, Centre, Pomona, Quenemo, Gardner, Wellsville, Parker, Perry, McLouth, Morgan Osage City, Baldwin, Milfprd Anna, Rossville, Blue Mound, Scranton, Lyndon, Solomon, Tonavay, Frontenac, Fontana, Roosevelt, Lane and Princeton. Peg Carr, manager of the Ot- tawa Chamber of Commerce, one of the three Relays sponsors, listed five more workers today: Ben Park, John Wassmer, Vernon Chesbro, Jim Chapman and Andy Mietchen. Ottawa High and OU are the other sponsors. The following schedule in brief will give fans an idea on what they'll see when: Friday, Class AA — High and low hurdles and dash preliminaries, 10 to 10:55 a.m., with semi-finals in these events from 11:15 to noon. Throwing, jumps and vault preliminaries and finals, 10' a.m. to 2'p.m; 1 Hurdles, dashes, relays and runs, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free Kite with every fill of gas. Crites Conoco. Adv. Looks Like 'Tom' Will Fill House The Ottawa Junior High thcs- plans may have only one night to perform before the public when they present "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" tomorrow night, but ticket sales indicate "their public" will fill the auditorium. The play, under the direction of John H. Bushman and Mrs. Barbara Roberts, junior high teachers, was presented this afternoon to junior high students. The cast of 13 will perform at 8 tomorrow night in the senior high auditorium for the public. 1'ickets may be obtained at the door before the play starts. The play is based on Mark Twain's classic and takes place in a summer during the 1880's. The cast, features Eddie Sheldon as Tom and Bob Latimer as Huckleberry Finn. Other members of the caat are Renetta Engles as Aunt Polly; Margaret Good as Widow Douglas; Hurst Coffman as Sid Sawyer; Janice Moore as Mary Rodgers; Lonnie Bones as Joe Harper; Pat Sievers as Becky Thatcher; Rodney Brown as Walter Potter; Jerry Bender as Tnjun Joe; Marcia Allen as Amy Lawrence; Pat Deputy as Mrs. Sereny Harper and Linda Loyd as Mrs. Thatcher. Advisers are Janet Warner, student director; P. R. Jamison, set adviser; Mrs. C. W. Parent, pub licity adviser; Tom Jordan, se design adviser, and Mike Jones program designer. "The Ladder" Will Tell You Would You Just Stand By And See Him Crucified? OUTSTANDING COUPLE - Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Neal, Williamsburg, is one of five Kansas couples chosen Master Farmen and Master Farm Homemakers for 1962. many years. The family has had 20 years in continuous 4-H activities. The two sons and one daughters, Mrs. Maurine Post, each were 10-year 4-H members. Richard and Mrs. Post are K- State graduates, and Charles completed the 2-year agriculture course at K-State. The Neals have received Balanced Farming and Family Living recognition and have been given the Bankers' Soil Conservation Award. Neal was one of the first Franklin County farmers to use soil tests as a basis of fertilizing cropland. Mrs. Neal was a charter member of one home demonstration unit and organized the Tequa unit. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. This year Ottawans will be privileged to experience something different in the way of observance of the Easter season. The Ottawa Ministerial Association has suggested that something be done in the way of an observance that will connect the Easter story with the arts. As a part of this effort, the Roger Williams Fellowship of Ottawa University, under direction of Dr. Ann L, Greer, of the university faculty, will present "The Ladder," a drama by Peter Howard, contemporary British playwright. "The Ladder," deals with a real problem of the world. The time of ths drama is now. and the place anywhere in Christendom. The thought brought out in the course of the drama is that none of us would have any part in crucifying Christ, but we have our eyes on the ladder of success so intently that we would concentrate on our own chances of personal success and would hope that Christ would not be crucified. Thus, we would let it happen, though not participating. About 30 persons will appear in the cast. Those with major parts are: the hero, Jim Jennings; the mother, Ann English; the businessman, Jerry Reddick; the statesman, Warren R h e a Smith; the wife, Jane Smith; Mary, Evelyn Bailey; the Cockney, Ken Ellsworth; the man with the bag, major part in the drama, John Murch. A dress rehearsal is to be held Palm Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in the university auditorium. The presentation of the drama will be Monday at 7:30 p.m., in the university auditorium. Dr. Greer emphasized that those who will be unable to attend the Monday evening performance may feel free to attend the dress rehearsal Sunday afternoon. She stressed, however, that the Monday presentation will be a much better performance. No admission charge will be made, but an offering will be taken to defray expenses of the production. YOU WIN, YOUR HONOR — Mrs. Royce Myers, WeflsvUfe city clerk, shows John Neis, Wellsville's mayor-deet, twe bflJoU that were declared valid and elected him mayor after be had t|B& 124-124, with Mayor Bernhard Fleming in Tuesday's city election,. Two ballots were declared valid by County Attorney Dona*} White after nine spoiled ballots were examined. Two. good ones put Neis ahead of Fleming. Neis, operator of feed store, wffl take office with councilman and police judge en May B. They will be swon in April M. (Herald Photo)

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