The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 8, 1963 · Page 1
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HERALD VOL.OT NO. 101 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, APRIL 8, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Tension Mounting In Laos; Rusk Asks Vigilant SEATO Says Communists BULLETIN Causing Trouble * * * PARIS (AP) — U. S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk accused pro-Communist forces in Laos today of obstructive tactics and warned that tension is rising in the Asian kingdom. As fighting erupted between neutralist and pro-Communist Pa- thet Lao troops, Rusk called on the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization to be vigilant. Rusk told a meeting of SEATO ministers that "a tragic and deplorable series of developments has increased tensions in Plaine des Jarres" of east-central Laos. It is there that the Pathet Lao has forced a withdrawal of neutralist forces under Gen. Kong Le. Laos is not a member of SEATO but it is part of an area the SEATO powers are pledged to protect from Communist aggression. Later today Rusk will meet with French President Charles de Gaulle, possibly to try to win ac ceptance of a U.S. plan for a mul- tination nuclear force in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The French leader has opposed the idea, but his foreign minister, Maurice Couve de Murville, asked Rusk Sunday for further clarification. This led to speculation that De Gaulle may be revising his stand. Rusk came here for the ministerial council of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. The Rusk-De Gaulle get-together, however, stole the spotlight. Also sharing the SEATO stage was a possibility of improving French - British relations. These have been chilly since De Gaulle's veto of Britain's Common Market bid in January. During the three days of talks, luncheons and receptions, British Foreign Secretary Lord Home and couve de Murville will meet often. The SEATO meeting opened with Laos and South Viet Nam foremost in many delegates' minds. WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said today Communist forces have committed "a serious violation of the ceasefire" in Laos. It called on Britain and Russia for "prompt and effective action to stop the firing. Ottawa Relay Notes Fear Red Control In Northern Area VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)— Neutralist commander Gen. Kong Le reported today his army is under heavy attack by pro-Communist forces in the Plaine des Jarres after being driven out of the strategic town of X'eng Khouang. Red domination of northern Laos appeared to be a distinct possibility. 1 HE'S GETTING UP THERE, TO HECK WITH EVERYTHING ELSE - Jim Jennings (actually coming down in tins scene) is ladder-climber in "The Ladder", Holy Week play to be presented by Ottawa University Rfiger Williams Fellowship at 7:30 tonight in OU auditorium under Ottawa Ministerial Association sponsorship. Dr. Ann Gieer, OU English department, directs play with the thought centered on reaction to Crucifixion were it to happen today. Inset is stanza from lyric, "Indifference", by G. A. Studert-Kennedy, with "Ottawa" substituted for the "Birmingham" which appears in original lyric. Complete poem appears in "The Ladder" program. Related picture on Pg. 5. (Herald Photo). To Hand Out 'Oscars' On Television Tonight Top Music Rating To OHS Students BY JAMES BACON AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP)-They hand out the Oscars tonight, and the 35th annual Academy Awards look closer than a National League pennant race. For instance, each nominee for best actress is strong enough to win. There can be no upsets among Bette Davis ("Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"), Lee Remick ("Days of Wine and and Roses"), Katharine Hepburn ("Long Day's Journey Into Night"), Anne Bancroft ("The Miracle Worker") and Geraldine Page "Sweet Bird of Youth"). Sentiment for Miss Davis to become the first three-time star winner gives hgr a slight edge. The race is just as tight among the men. Greg Peck, Jack Lemmon and Peter O'Toole are hitting the wire neck-and-neck. Marcello Mastroianni and Burt Lancaster are not far behind. Peck and O'Toole have the backing of nominated pictures — "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Lawrence of Arabia." Lemmon ("Da of Wine and Roses"), Mastroianni ("Divorce — Italian Style") and Lancaster ("Birdman of Alcatraz") are going it on their own. There's a lot of talk, as always, for a landslide for best picture as has happened in recent years with "West Side Story," "Ben- Hur" and "Gigi." "Lawrence of Arabia," with 10 nominations, is the favorite of the avalanche school but "Mockingbird," a well-done piece of Amer- icana, is pressing at the finish. The other movies nominated are "The Longest Day," one of the best war movies ever made; "Mutiny on the Bounty," a sea classic and "The Music Man," a thoroughly enjoyed movie. ' The supporting categories offer the only point of agreement among the experts. Most pick Angela Lansbury ('The Manchurian Candidate") and Omar Sharif ("Lawrence of Arabia"). The show will be telecast over Channels 9 and 12 at 9 p.m. Ottawa time. There will be entertainment by Eddie Fisher, Robert Goulet and Ethel Merman. There will be one familiar face missing. Due to a conflict in toothpaste sponsors, Bob Hope will be replaced by Frank Sinatra as master of ceremonies. Seven "One" ratings out of 10 instrumental entries, and another on a vocal entry, and another for outstanding achievements in music? That's what Ottawa senior and junior high students achieved Saturday in the district music festival at Lawrence. The voice "One" rating went to Susan Kelly. "One" instrumental ratings went to a clarinet quartet: Harriet Bechtle, Sandra Sauer, Phil Whirley and Dan Castleberry; senior high flute trio: Susan Sandow, Gail Garrett and Arliss Baker; junior high flute trio: Patti Smith, Jean Geiss and Sally Gibson; clarinet trio: John Hoppe, Curtis Langdon and Thurston Wallace, and soloists Susan Sandow, flute; Charles Brandon, Sousaphone; John Brockway, French horn. In addition, "two" Eatings went to John Presley, trumpet solo; Martin Williams, French horn solo, and the following members of a French horn ensemble: John Brockway, Dennis Cook, Martin Williams, Kenneth Presley, Sandra Shade, Tom Johnson, Becky Lowrance and Jim Cook. Senior high winners of the "One," top rating, will compete in the state music festival at Emporia April 27. Loren Matthews directs the instrumental program at the high schools. John W. Jones directs the high school vocal musicians. Warm Day But Not Warmest At noon today the temperature at Ottawa was in the upper 70s and moving toward the 80s. Warm as it was, however, it was some distance shy of the record high for April 8. Fifty-eight years ago today, Fifty - eight years ago today, April 8, 1905, the mercury climbed to 91 degrees to set the record high temperature for this date. Gives Pistols To Minister After Shooting 5 To Death NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)An electronics worker burst into his estranged wife's home early today and killed her, their son and three members of her family. Then he drove to a church, handed two pistols to a clergyman and waited for police. Charles Hansen, 32, appeared dazed and said he couldn't remember the shootings. All of the victims were killed in their beds in two adjoining homes in nearby Mount Vernon. All apparently had been asleep. They were his wife Delores, 26; their son, Arthur, 4; Mrs. Hansen's father and mother, Jack Canosa, 72, a retired construction worker, and his wife, Mary, 63, and a son James 'Canosa, 17. Two other sons of the Canosas' were wounded—Robert, 15, and Frank, 22. Robert was shot in the head and his condition was critical. His brother was wounded in the hand. Police Sgt. Robert Hahn, summoned to the homes, met Frank Canosa, running down the street. "There's a madman in the house," Canosa shouted. "Stop him!" Hahn approached the homes as Hansen ran out and drove away. A short while later, Hansen stopped at the Trinity Episcopal church in New Rochelle where an early Mass was in progress. He asked an assistant pastor, the Rev. George M. Davis, if he could talk with him and the pastor led him to an adjoining room. "I killed somebody," he told the Rev. Mr. Davis. Then he took out two pistols and handed them to the priest. Westchester County Dist. Aty. Leonard Rubenfeld said the shooting spree stemmed from marital difficulties. The Hansens had been separated since 1960. "His wife wanted a divorce and he didn't want to give her one," Rubenfeld said. "He hadn't sup•ported his wife or child. Apparently he had a good deal of hatred for the family. "He came in shooting." Hansen went to the two homes from the Bronx where he had been living. Police said he fired with a .38 caliber pistol, carried a ,22 caliber pistol also but did not use it. Police, who arrested Hansen at the church, charged him with homicide- Police said he had an arrest record that extended back to 1948. To Honor Five Farm Couples MANHATTAN, Kas. (AP) - G. Fred Williams, Hutchinson dairyman, will be presented a Centennial Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture by Kansas State University Tuesday. The award wUl be made in connection with the annual Master Farmer • Master Homemaker recognition program. Five Kansas farm couples will be honored. Major Issues Still Before Legislature TOPEKA (AP)—School legisla- ion, possible new taxes and reapportionment remained to be solved by the Legislature today as they return for what they lope will be a quick windup of [his year's session. Tuesday was the target date of House and Senate leaders to close the session. Whether that can be reached remained to be determined. School financing and unification will have to be decided quickly by the House. In addition there is a pending program for starting educational television in Kansas. If the education bills are passed, there must also be extra money provided. An estimated .3 million is the most common figure suggested as a cost. "War Games" In The Park FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP)-A pilfered M48 tank clanked back and fourth in a city park for half an hour just before midnight, startling spooners no end, Police played a futile game of tag with the 48-ton vehicle, taken from a National Guard armory close by. Finally it rumbled across a small creek. By the time offi cere detoured and caught up, the tank was abandoned. You can tell the people who attended the Ottawa Relays Friday and Saturday. They have red noses, foreheads and necks, colored by the sun which had never shone brighter on the spring sports classic. (See Relays windup in stories and pictures on Pg. 2) Perhaps there is something in a name, after all. In the Class A 440-yard dash event in the Ottawa Relays at Ottawa University Saturday the winner was an Indian boy from Haskell Institute. His name — Notafraid. The second-place man in the race was a boy named Meek. Meek isn't an Indian, but he is a student in Hiawatha High School. There may be something in a vaulting pole, too. Ottawa High's Charles Bowling used an OHS pole to set a new mark in the Class AA vault, 13 feet, five-eights of an inch, Friday. Pomona's Roger Shoemaker used the same pole Saturday afternoon when he set a new mark in the Class B vault, 12 feet, two and five-eights inches. Looks like the forthcoming Franklin County meet, also at OU, will be a real thriller. County athletes, Williamsburg's Fred Buckley in the mile, Lane's Mike Kuder in the broad jump and Shoemaker, of course, were right up there with the best in the large Class B field at the Relays. Likewise the Franklin Osage County meet ato be at OU. Quenemo's Joe Hoover jumped considerably higher than his height to win the high jump jump Saturday. And Ron Masters, Burlingame was the top Class B javelin tosser. Orlis Cox, Relays manager, would like to say "thanks" to the many people who helped make the event a success. But there are so many representatives of the three sponsors. Chamber of Commerce, Ottawa High and Ottawa University, that he simply can't get around to them. So Orlis asked The Herald to say it for him: Thanks, for what he calls the best Relays ever. Premier Prince Souvanna Phou- ma told reporters the neutralist garrison at Xieng Khouang, 28 miles southeast of plaine des Jarres, had been forced to evacuate the town, 110 miles northeast of here. Informed sources said the garrison retreated to the Plaine des Jarres, presumably to rejoin the bulk of Kong Le's forces. There was no information on casualties. The town, a provincial capital, had been jointly held by neutralists and their former allies, the pro-Communist Pathet Lao. North Vietnamese troops were reported engaged in the fighting against Kong Le's troops. Diplomatic circles in Vientiane considered the loss of Xieng Khou- ang a most serious breach of the cease-fire proclaimed last June. The premier appealed earlier for intervention, by the three-nation international Control Commission. Prince Souvanna Phouma asked the control commission to station a truce team in the Plaine des Jarres. but his appeal was doomed by his half - brother, Prince Souphanavong, the Pathet Lao leader, who opposed it. Such a request must be backed by all three factions in the government- neutralists, pro-Communists and rightists. Test-Tube Tests Show Fag Damage Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP)-Smog, the bane of cities, and cigarette smoke, the pleasure of millions, play havoc with human lung cells growing in test-tubes, a scientists finds. Irritants in the smog make the lung cells grow and multiply about as fast as a known cancer- causing chemical does, says Dr. Charles M. Pomerat of the Pasadena, Calif., Foundation for Medical Research. Lung cells exposed to cigarette smoke show far more breaks in their chromosomes, the carriers of heredity, than cells not exposed to the smoke, he told an American Cancer Society seminar for science writers. Many agents that break chromosomes, like X- rays or chemicals, are known to produce cancers. This test-tube or tissue culture method of growing lung cells promises a good test to analyze proposed smog remedies, Dr. Pomerat said. Comparisons can be made, for example, between samples of gas collected before or after going through a device designed to filter out automobile exhaust gases. Dr. Pomerat's team also has found the chromosomes in living lung cells can be damaged within half a minute by exposure to the smoke from a filtered cigarette, or a king-size cigarette, he said. More studies concerning hazards of inhaled irritants or pollutants have been carried out with mice, rats or other animals far distant in relationship to man, (he test-tube living cells from humans are only a step or so away from human cells living in their normal environment in the human body, he said. Didn't Go To His Head Anyway Election to public office sometimes goes to a candidate's head. With Ray Smith, though, it took a different turn. Ray was elected to the Ottawa school board on Tuesday. Thursday he complained of not feeling well. This morning, Mrs. Smith reported that "Ray has the chicken pox." The new board member's case of the childhood disease was described as "a real beaut." The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Tuesday mostly cloudy with some scattered showers. Lows tonight in 40s. Highs Tuesday 65-70. High temperature Saturday, 75; low Sunday, 42; high Sunday, 78; low today, 48; high year ago today, 53; low year ago today, 42; record high this date 91 In 1905; record low this date, 25 In 1923; hourly temperatures, 34 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 60 9 p. m 63 10 a. m 66 10 p. m 61 11 a. m 70 11 p. m 60 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. in. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. .72 Midnight ..73 ..74 ..75 ..73 .73 .64 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 56 54 52 51 50 48 50 82 54 Tauy's Toot For awhile there, Castro made me forget all about Laos. In Resurrection, A Promise DR. THOMAS S. KEPLER Are the years we spend on earth all there is of life? Or is there life after death? And how does modern man view these two questions? The Rev. Dr. Thomas S. Kepler, prominent Protestant theologian, considers current attitudes toward death in this first of five excerpts from his book, "The Meaning and Mystery of the Resurrection." Publisher is Association Press, copyright by the National Board of YMCAs. —The Editor. By DR. THOMAS S. KEPLER After a Sunday evening sermon in Lent several years ago, an elderly man waited to speak to me at the church door. In my sermon that evening I had referred to Voltaire's words in his early life: "I hate to live, yet I am afraid to die," followed by his changed thought years later shortly before his own death, "I am now ready to die, adoring God, loving my fellow men, not hating my enemies, but detesting superstition." Said the man to me, "You hit at my worst fear. Frankly, I am scared to die!" The words of this man undoubtedly express the feeling of many people today regarding the mystery of death. On the other hand, there are persons with a materialistic ohilosphy of life who feel that the few decades lived upon this planet encircle man's entirety of experience. Christianity is a religion which never would have existed had it lacked a faith in life after death, in which Jesus was the first fruits of the resurrection. The crucifixion of Jesus, had it not been followed by his' resurrection, would have left for history merely no record of a martyr's tragic death, but not th»history of "a saving event" on a? great religious movement In the thinking of the members \ of the early Church the resurrec-J tion of Jesus was God's answer i to the demonic forces of tht> world which put Jesus to (Continued on page ty

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