The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 6, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1963 VOL. 67 NO. 100 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES New Rocky Charms Kansas Republicans BY ROBERT B. WELLINGTON The new Nelson Rockefeller spoke in Topeka last night, charming the largest gathering of Kansas Republicans in state history. We say "new" because we remember the same man when we heard him in Chicago three years ago when he was a candidate for the GOP nomination. At that 1 time the New York governor was on Cloud Nine. Last night he was down to earth, informal, homespun, humorous, tossing off jokes and waxing serious only occasionally. Half way through his talk we felt a twinge of pity for that planeload of Eastern newspaper men who followed him west. What would they write home? For in his talk, Rocky alluded only casually to the Democrats, he didn't mention President Kennedy's name once. There was no hell-fire and brimstone, no great plan for the future, no castigation of the Democrats. It was a pleasant after-dinner speech the Republican leader gave, designed to settle the box lunch for which some 1,900 had paid |25 each to enjoy. Rockefeller is the kind of a man you would miss in a crowd, unless you look closely. Short in stature, he has a large head, heavy shoulders. But Fewer Looking For Jobs "Fewer people in this area are looking for work," says Cal Ewing, manager of the Ottawa employment office which serves Franklin, Miami and Anderson Counties. The office received only half as many new applications in March as in February. At the same time there was a 20 per cent decrease in new claims for unemployment insurance in March, and 25 per cent fewer total weeks claimed. There was a big drop-off in out-of-state claims, 39 per cent less than in February. Thirty agricultural placements were made in March as compared with four in February. There were 12 per cent more job openings in March than in February but the office filled 12 per cent fewer jobs because of getting fewer applications. Openings still unfilled are in domestic work, food service, skilled professions of machinist, auto mechanic and welders and some farm jobs. There is a continuous shortage of secretaries who can take dictation, and a standing order for machine operators for garment factories. There is a need for a number of sales people, particularly in the commission sales field. Headon Crash Kills Three NESS CITY, Kan. (AP)—Three persons were killed and three others injured Friday night in the headon collision of two cars on highway KM near the west city limits of Ness City. Killed were Mrs. Marie McDonald, 41, and two of her children, Belton McDonald, 15, and Verlyn McDonald, 8, all of Ness City, Injured were Pamela McDonald, 11, and Carolyn Wolfe, 10, both of Ness City, and Francis Teague, 47, of Oakley, Kan. The highway patrol said Mrs. McDonald was driving one car and Teague was alone in the other car. Cause of the accident was not determined. Tauy'g Toot Rocky wants to remove some of the little rocks out of the Republicans 1 path so all can push on the big boulder, JFK. NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER before a crowd, in front of a mike, he's a big man. He accomplishes this change with a wholesome smile, a fine voice and the ability to project charm. He has the poise, humor and timing ( of a professional TV comedian. He is quick to grasp the situation and tune his remarks to the time and place. For example, last night he followed the K-State Singers who entertained for some 30 minutes. One number they sang was "Old Rockin' Chair's Got Me." Rockefeller ad libbed that a rocking chair is a great piece of fur- * * * niture, and alluding to President Kennedy, he said "you get a lot of motion but very little progress." Throughout his talk he carried on a running exchange with Richard Rogers, state GOP chairman, who presided. Rogers is from Manhattan and proud of it. Rockefeller told Rogers that "I'm from the original Manhattan. We paid the Indians $24 for it." When he was serious, the governor of New York listed differences between the Republican and Democratic parties. The GOP, he said, believes in fiscal integrity and abhors news management. Both brought ringing cheers. Much of his time was spent in mending political fences. He complimented all ranks of the state GOP, from elder statesman, former Gov. Alt Lamlon, to the Collegiate Young Republicans. To us it appeared a certainty, Rockefeller is a candidate. It also was apparent, that he has taken a page from the book of the old pro of the party, Richard Nixon. That is, to be a winner of the nomination for the presidency you have to control the part}' machinery. At this juncture there is little doubt Rockefeller has a firm grip on Kansas' GOP reins. FROM OUTER SPACE? - No, built in Ottawa by Ottawans is this Commando yard hustler Mark III, latest model of prime product being built by 83 employes of Ottawa Steel. Used by trucking industry, this Commando is now in full production at plant here. Looking over machine are Mayor Charles Williamson and Frank Vivian, new general production manager of plant. Vi- vian, formerly assembly plant supervisor of FWD Corp., recently moved here to take over production duties at Ottawa plant. Yesterday, the firm entertained members of city commission and Ottawa Industrial Development with tour of plant to show off its new products. (Herald Photo). Killing Fire Rage Continues Sees Communism As Major Threat TOPEKA (AP)-Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, on a two-day Republican fund-raising swing into the Midwest, declared Friday night the spread of communism from Cuba is a compelling problem facing the United States. It is a threat to the Western Hemisphere and to freedom itself, the New York governor told a rally of about 1,800 persons. The Republican party has always stood for a firm foreign policy, he said. Rockefeller was to leave at mid-morning for Omaha, where he will address another rally. Rockefeller, prominently mentioned as a possible 1964 presidential nominee, declared other fundamentals of Republicans include a belief in the worth of each citizen, fiscal integrity, the right of equal opportunity and the right of citizens to know. The United States, he said, is facing serious problems in unemployment, changing patterns in the world and uneasiness over the security of our freedom. Republicans, as a minority party, must have the strength to face the problems, he said. "We need to have the ability as a party to get the facts on a problem," he said. In a news conference, he declined to comment on whether he considers himself a likely candidate for the presidency next year. Ottawa Musicians Superior There was no better music made at the district festival at Lawrence yesterday than that by Larry Williams' Ottawa senior high and junior high orchestras. Each group won a "highly superior" rating, and there's no higher rating. John W. Jones' chorus group won a "good" rating. Individuals Nancy Bullock and Martin Williams won "good" ratings in piano solos. Several woodwind and string ensembles and solos by Ottawans were scheduled today, Free Kite with every fill of gas. Crites Conoco. Adv. He also declined to comment on the agricultural program and how he feels about the upcoming national wheat referendum. Political aspects of his trip to this heavily Republican state were cut sharply by a 3% hour delay in arriving. He rushed through a series of hand-shaking appearances before his speech and attended a private reception given by Gov. and Mrs. John Anderson, also a Republican. Flying Pig Tip Wins Mrs. John Forrer, Rantoul, won the $5 prize in The Herald's tip contest this week with her notice on the "flying pig." A picture of the pig, transported by air from Lyons to Ottawa, appeared on The Herald's front page Tuesday. A big thank - you, but, unfortunately, no cash — since there's only one cash prize — goes to Mrs. Allen Troutman, Ottawa RFD 2, for her timely call on the Interstate 35 accident in which two persons were hurt. Tipsters are reminded that The Herald stresses immediate reports on major news developments such as fires and accidents in which there is serious damage or injury. Other tipsters were Mrs. James Gillette, 534 S. Maple; Mrs. Ray Bloomer, 124 W. llth; Mrs. Edward Elliott, Williamsburg. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news or feature tip. Simply call or write The Herald when , something unusually happens in your community. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A torrid swath of flames, crackling through dry woodland in spots from Maine to Georgia, threatened further death and destruction today. High winds spurred the blazes Friday, helping to level a wooden firehouse in Athens, Maine, in 15 minutes. All but one piece of mobile fire equipment was destroyed. The woodland fires have killed at least three persons in the past week and burned up hundreds of thousands of acres. At least four other persons were killed by hurricane-force winds that toppled live wires onto one car, overturned another and blew down a building wall onto a third. In Georgia, where two men burned to death in the fight to stem about 1,000 forest fires during the week, one of the victims perished in a timber blaze that started after he ignited trash in his yard. He was Homer Carroll, 65, of Ellijay. At Laurinburg, N.C., the badly burned body of Lonnie Brock, 72, was found by firemen who extinguished a brush fire near a cemetery. In Virginia, where occasional rain was forecast to spread slowly eastward over the state, gale winds diminished to a whisper after fanning flames across some 18,- 000 acres of timberland. Asst State Forester Ed Rodger described it as "almost a holocaust." In one section of Shenandoah National Park, Va., one stubborn blaze refused to die down. It leaped fire lines and destroyed 300 more acres of timberland after ravaging some 700 acres earlier. One of the biggest forest fires swept more than 70,000 acres in a tri-county area near Fairfield, N.C. and continued to rage out of control. Firefighters were pulled back when they became in danger of being trapped by the swiftly moving flames. At least two other fires also burned out of control in North Carolina, including one which sent 1,000 acres up in smoke near Bertie, and another that consumed 3,000 acres near Louisburg. South Carolina was having fire trouble, too, with at least 74 brush and timber blazes reported, including a 1,000-acre fire in Kershaw County. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair tonight; increasing southerly winds and becoming partly cloudy Sunday; continued warm; lows tonight 35-40; highs Sunday 70s. High temperature yesterday, 68; low today, 37; high year ago today, 65; low year ago today, 35; record high this date, 87 In 1954; record low this date, 20 in 1936; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 54 9 p. m. / 55 I'O a. m. ..' 59 10 p. m. 11 a. m 62 11 p. m. Noon 64 Midnight 51 1 p. m 66 1 a. m 49 2 p. m 68 2 a. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .67 .66 .63 .59 .57 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. Lunik Across Moon Surface LONDON (AP)-Tass said today Lunik 4 has crossed the surface of the moon at a distance of about 5,300 miles. "Experiments and measure ments carried out by means ol the automatic station Lunik have been completed," the Soviet news agency added, but radio communication with it will continue for several days. Cancer Suspect! LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP)-CaiK*(f detectives are trailing a strahg* new suspect^-the lowly fungus—*i a possible cause of some canceri. Fungi, or molds, might contaminate some foods we eat, or evert exist in some drugs, Dr. Michael B. Shimkin of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md., said' Friday night. Fungi are one of the lowest forms of life. Some are familiar as the molds on food, including, green mold on bread, but that particular mold has not been implicated. Reporting to an American Can* cer Society seminar for science writers, Dr. Shimkin told of evidence involving moldy peanut* and moldy corn. In I960, he said, 100,000 turkeys died in England from disease 'X," traced to their food. The killer turned out to be a poison, named aflatoxin, produced by a mold or fungus contaminating peanuts in part of their food. When rats were fed large amounts of this same fungus poison, they got liver cancers. In Africa, investigators noticed, many natives have a high rate of liver cancer. They eat and like moldy corn. So the moldy com is being investigated as a possible cause of liver cancer. One chemical isolated from moldy peanuts and com is found to be a very powerful cancer-producing agent. It is 50 to 100 times more powerful in stimulating liver cancer in rats than are azo dyes, long known as a cancer agent. Dr. Shimkin said. ,, So researchers are wondering what effects there may be from fungus products consumed by humans in foods or even in certain antibiotics, such as the actinomy- cins, he said. He emphasized these are all suspicions, and that there is no reason for people to avoid antibiotics essential in combatting disease. zm j- 4|KW Cancer Crusade To Open April 15 The 1963 crusade of the American Cancer Society will begin in Franklin County Monday, April 15, beginning at 9:30 with a meeting and coffee session at the North American Hotel .All block workers will attend. Mrs. Howard C. Henderson, chairman of the fund drive, has urged all Franklin County people to take an active part in the fight against cancer. Mrs. Henderson, said there were 4,553 new cases of cancer in 1961 and 3,166 deaths caused by the disease the same year. Franklin County had 64 new cases in 1961 and 29 deaths. People are urged to fight the disease by taking part in the drive and reading literature left by block workers. If everyone learns the danger signs, cancer can be defeated, she said. District chairmen for Ottawa's Cancer Crusade have been announced by Everett Stith, 303 Tom Watson, Brenda Hardin Named "Mr. And Miss OIF MR, AND MISS OU - Tom Watson, Effingham, and Brenda Hardin, Charleston, W. Va:, were named Mr. and Miss OU at Ottawa University Charter Days banquet last night. Seniors were chosen by fellow students as most representative of OU spirit. (Herald Photo). Ottawa University students, faculty and friends last night honored this year's Mr. and Miss OU, dedicated a new OU songbook and heard a small, church- related college man tell why such colleges are outstanding. Mr. and Miss OU, announced at a banquet last night in the Commons, are Tom Watson, Effingham, and Brenda Hardin, Charleston, W. Va., seniors. They were chosen by fellow students from a field of 10 candidates which included Bonnie Gerhold, Greeley; Sandra Liljegren, Tribune; Rose Mathews, Oberlin, and Phyllis Shank, Scott City, and Jon Christensen, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Richard Snittjer, Allison, Iowa; Dennis Powers, Dearborn, Mich., and Philip Schmidt, Peoria, 111. Mr. and Miss Ou are chosen on the basis of character and other attributes which best represent the OU spirit. B. Smith Haworth and E. G. Dick, both OU graduates and longtime faculty members wrote many of the songs, words and music, in the new OU songbook which was dedicated. Last night, Haworth led the singing and Dick played the piano as students and faculty members sang several of the selections. Dr. J. R. Laughlin, introduced by OU president A. B. Martin, spoke on the small college such as OU, his own College of Emporia and Baker University. He recognized the importance of the larger state universities and colleges, but he said his own personal experiences with people demonstrate the valuable educational role played by the small, church-related colleges. Dr. Laughlin said a prominent Kansan recently called- him about enrolling a son at C of E. "He said his son, wanted to attend a college at which a student was considered both as a student and as a person," Dr. Laughlin said, "where some of the thinking and the philosophy of the professors 'rub off on the students." The C of E president also told of a secondary school superintendent's comments when asking about teachers available from the C of E graduating class. The superintendent, Dr. Laughlin said, told him his experiences had shown that teachers AC Willow, city chairman and publicity director. The district chairmen, who will be in charge of block workers, are: Mrs. Robert D. Altic, 802 N. Main; Mrs. James A. Richard* son, 714 N. Poplar; Harry Keller, 834 N. Poplar; Mrs. David S. Madrick, 306 S. Elm; Mrs. Tom Porter, 420 W. 5th; Mrs. A. 0. Head, 212 S. Cedar; Mrs. Don Hoglund, 945 S. Sycamore; 0. L. Rathjen, 936 S. Main; Mrs. Leslie E. Bearly, 132C S. Main; Mrs. Jep Bennett, 1116 College; Mrs. Claude Webb, 5 Rockwood Drive; Mrs. Paul K. Worley, 896 E. 17th Terrace; Mrs. Gerald O. Birscoe, 532 Willow Lane. This year's cancer drive in Franklin County will begin Mon> day, April 15, with a coffee at the North American Hotel. Mrs. Howard C. Henderson, 424 Maple, is the Franklin County crusade chairman. from the small colleges had both' competence and a conscience. The banquet was a highlight of Charter Days at OU, celebrating the signing of the school char* ter 98 years ago. The observance continues with a student - faculty softball game and picnic this afternoon and a student dance tonight. Father, Child Burn To Death TOPEKA (AP)-A young father and his two infant children burned to death in a fire at their home here this morning. The dead were Ewell Pittman, his 22-months-old daughter, Rhonda, and 10-months-old son, Ewell Jr. The fire was discovered by E. D. Rutledge, a neighbor and owner of the house. He said he saw smoke coming from the small two-room structure shortly befort 7 a. m. As he ran toward the house, he said, the building seemed to burst into flames. H* returned home and called the fir« department. The interior of flu house was burned out by the gmr fkemen arrived. ™

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