The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 9, 1963 · Page 1
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TAW A HERALD VOL.67 NO. 102 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 0, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGE3 I 4t> House Down Finance Plan Charges Anderson Plan Is "Unfair And Faulty" TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas House today rejected a foundation plan of state school finance. The vote was 56 to 55 in favor of a motion to table the plan. Hie decision was a rebuff to Gov. John Anderson. Earlier today, Anderson said he believed he had the votes to get the foundation finance proposal through the Legislature. Anderson apparently believed his bill would be taken up once again by the House Education Committee and sent to the floor. The House Education Committee was by-passed as Rep. Bill Fribley, R-Crestline, proposed the governor's foundation plan as an amendment to a bill to extend the current $25 per pupil emergency school aid plan for two more years. Rep. Ed Boyd, R-Larned, speaker pro tern in the House denounced the foundation plan. He said it bears little resemblance to the plan as developed by a special advisory committee to the Legislative Council. He described the plan as unfair and faulty. Rep. WaOy Steeples, R-Palco, denounced the plan as a device by the big cities to get rural counties to help pay the cost of educating children in the larger counties. After Fribley moved adoption Monty Woolley Seriously 111 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Actor Monty Woolley, 74, remained in critical condition today is a hospital. Woolley, probably best known for his starring role in the movie, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," was reported suffering from a heart ailment. Boys Tennis Shoes. 2.99 & 3.99. Paine's Bootery. Adv. Prescription*—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv * * * Wayne Angell, Ottawa, voted against tabling the finance plan. * * * of the amendment, Rep. Law rence Blythe, R-White City, moved that the amendment be tabled. It appeared the decision would kill the foundation plan and hasten the end of the current legislative session. Prior to Fribley's amendment, the House rejected a proposal by Rep. John Casebeer, D-McPherson, to increase the amount of the emergency aid from $25 per pupil to $30. The foundation plan was proposed as an amendment to a bill to extend the current $25 per pupil emergency aid. The amendment was proposed by Rep. BUI Fribley, R-Crestline Republican floor leader, and bypasses the House Education Committee which has twice killed foundation proposals. The amendment was submitted after the House turned down an amendment by Rep. John Casebeer, D-McPherson to increase the emergency aid from $25 to $30 per pupil. This would have added $2.5 million a year to state aid. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Scattered showers and cooler tonight. Wednesday considerable cloudiness with scattered showers or thunderstorms mostly across southern portion. Lows tonight in lower 40s. High Wednesday in 60s. High temperature yesterday, 81; low today, 48; high year ago today, 58; low year ago today, 26; record high this date, 80 in IMS and IHfO; record low this date, 22 !n 1828; hourly temperatures., 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: • a. m. .... 64 e p. m .63 jj »• "I 68 10 p. m 61 11 ». m 72 11 p. m. .......60 Noon 76 Midnight 58 1 p. m. .......78 1 a. m. 57 * p. m 78 2 a. m. '.'. 56 3 p. m 80 3 a. m 56 * P. m 78 4 a. m 55 5 p. m 76 5 a. m 53 « P- m 74 6 a. m. 50 ' P- m 71 7 a. m 52 • P- m 67 8 a. m 54 Let's See If He'll Set Prison Afire DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Donald James Mears, 33, of Zion, 111., has been ordered taken to the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., because he was too hard on jails in three Iowa towns. U. S. Judge Roy Stephenson issued the order after U. S. Dist. Atty. Donald Wine charged in an application for transfer that: After being arrested last Jan. 20 on a charge of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, Mears was taken to the county jail at Logan, Iowa, where he set fire to his jail cell and caused considerable damage. When he was transferred to the county jail at Des Moines, Mears caused nearly $300 damage by destroying plumbing and setting another fire. Because of the trouble here Mears was transferred to the county jail at Ottumwa, where he destroyed plumbing and caused more than $300 damage. Mears is to be held at Leavenworth until the day before the April 24 start of his trial at Council Bluffs. He is accused of transporting a vehicle from Ldbertyville, HI., to Missouri Valley, Iowa. Gasoline Refund Claims Watched A number of Franklin County farmers who filed claims for tax refunds on gasoline bought for farm purposes have been called in to have their claims audited at the courthouse. GJenn Hobos, Topeka, special instigator for the state department of revenue and taxation, said today he will be in Ottawa several days while interviewing the farmers. Farmers are refunded the 5 cent tax on each gallon of gasoline bought for farm purposes, such as operating tractors and other equipment; however, if the farmer, cwnot prove the gasoline wai used for farming they must refund the five cent* and pay a penalty of 10 per cent of the price of gasoline in which a refund wasn't justified. Hobbs said about 95 percent of the people he interviews have used some of the gasoline for highway purposes. He said last year he conducted interviews throughout the state and got back $46,000 from false claims. Hobbs reminded farmers that Wayne McCoy, acting head of the revenue department, has urged all farmers to keep all tax-paid gasoline receipts for audit. Hobbs spends an hour with each person he interviews. He has set up his auditing office in the Noxious Weeds office in the basement of the courthouse. START OF BIG WELCOME - This sign, 16 feet by 40 feet, is being placed on the north wall of Waymire Food Market on south bank of Marais des Cygnes river where it will be visible above Hood gates to all crossing Main Street bridge. Sign is being placed there by City of Ottawa as welcome to all. Dr. and Mrs. H. R. Webster, owners of building, and 0. W. Waymire, approved placing of sign without charge. Sign was built in 20 sections by National Sign Co., Ottawa. (Herald Photo). To Build Radio Parts At Quenemo A new industry is moving to Quenemo. . Caswell & Co. has purchased the old school building and by June 1 will be in production on component parts for hi-fi and radio baffles and speakers. The move was announced here yesterday by Ralph Caswell, operator of the business. His plant presently is located at 220 State, Kansas City, Kas. Caswell said die top floor of the 3-story school building will be used by a subsidiary of his parent company, Caswell Electronics, for the production of radio and record player parts. The other two floors will be used by Caswell & Co. which sells parts to jobbers. The operator said that the firm will train and employ local labor. He said he hopes to start with about 20 employes. Remodeling of the school building to accommodate the machinery assembly line used by the firm in production of speaker cabinets is to begin immediately. Caswell said he plans to move to Quenemo soon and to supervise the remodeling work himself. 96-Year-Old Ottawan Dies ArMph William Henning, 96, died yesterday at Cedar House nursing home. A retired engineer, he had lived in Ottawa the past 20 years. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Lamb Funeral home. Dr. Raymond P. Jennings will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetrey. Born April 5, 1867, at Brandenberg, Germany, Mr. Henning came with his parents at the age of two years, to Kewanne, m. He lived most of his life in Corning and in Smith County. He was an engineer with the Mill Light Plant at Smith Center. On Sept. 10, 1891, at Gaylord. Mr. Henning was married to Anna Morgan Zickler who died in December, 1941. He was a member of Smith Center First Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. T. J. Miner, Leavenworth; four sons, Dr. J. R. Henning, 725 S. Cedar; Stephen W. Henning, Campus, 111.; Dr. F. E. Henning, 1246 S. S. Cedar, and Dr. C. W. Henning, 420 E. llth; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Williamson, Corning, and Mrs. Carrie Jones, Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Edward Henning, Atchison, and Dr. Carl Henning, Corning. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Tuesday—0 For ApriM For 1863-102 Comparable 1963 period—123 Canada Goes For Pearson TORONTO (AP) - Liberals triumphed in the Canadian election, emerging again as the leading political party, and Lester B. Pearson had (he prime ministry almost in his grasp today. Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, in effect repudiated by the voters, was holding on to the job for the time being and possibly will keep it for weeks. But it appeared only a matter of time before he would have to vacate the top Canadian job-of government. The voters' view toward what many regard as the Diefenbaker regime's ineffectiveness was shown by the fact that six of his Cabinet ministers lost their par- liamentary seats in Monday's election. At the last count of the voting results, the Liberals had 127 seats in the House of Commons, six less than the 133 that means majority command over all opposition parties. The Conservatives had 95 seats, the Social Credit party 24 and the New Democrats 17. Two seats remained in doubt. Thus the Liberals appeared to -have-scant chance of getting a clearcut majority unless they could pull some magic in close races out of the returns from servicemen which are to be announced next weekend. Cold To British Hot Line Interest GENEVA (AP)-U.S. and Russian negotiators opened talks today on a "hot line" teletype circuit between Washington and Moscow to prevent accidental war. U.S. Ambassador Charles C. Stelle and Soviet Ambassador Semyon K. Tsarapkin, the cochairmen of the 17-nation disarmament conference, met at U.S. delegation headquarters. The governments agree that the direct teletype between their capitals would provide a safeguard against an outbreak of world war by accident or miscalculation. They also believe the circuit would make an important contribution to reducing East-West tension generally. For the moment, the United States and the Soviet Union regard the line as strictly a two- nation affair. American officials viewed with little enthusiasm a hint from the British government that it would like to be included in the negotiations before they reach their final stage. The Americans feel that to bring in the British would lead to demands for a similar privilege from other countries with claims to world power status, notably France. No immediate, dramatic result can be expected from the Stelle- Tsarapkin meeting. The two chief delegates are virtually certain to call in telecommunications experts to work out technical details of the proposed circuit. Plan To Start An Ottawa People-To-People Chapter Plans are being made to start a People To Teople Chapter in Ottawa, Wint Winter, an attorney, said today. All persons interested in the program are invited to attend a meeting at Winter's office, First National Bank building, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12. A representative from People- to-People headquarters, Kansas City, will be on hand. Winter said a major purpose of the Ottawa chapter would be to provide foreign students at Ottawa University with opportunities to learn more about American homes and living as represented in this city. "We would work to make all foreign students and other visitors from foreign countries welcome in this community and give them insight into our ways and lives," he said. A phase of this general program would involve the orientation session for all Fullbright Scholars, to be at the University of Kansas in August. It's hoped these scholars can be taken into Kansas homes, said Winter. Since the University is close to Ottawa, people in this city may want to open their homes to some of the visitors, Winter said. The People-to-People program was started by Dwight D. Eisenhower while he was President. Light Showers Are Possible TOPEKA (AP)- Partly cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and the possibility of light showers were predicted today for Kansas. A cool front which crossed the state southward Monday was due to turn back, bringing unsettled conditions. The forecast called for cooler temperatures increased cloudiness and scattered showers or possibly thunderstorms. Red Cross Shoes for Spring — Paine's Bootery. Adv. Asks Halt To Laos Fighting By PATRICK MCNULTY PARIS (AP)-U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk said today the United States and South Viet Nam governments have made important strides in their efforts to control Communist subversion in thai Southeast Asian country. Rusk, speaking in a closed session of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Ministerial .Council said the U.S. government and the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem are hopeful that the wors is over in their fight against Viei Cong guerrillas. Conference sources said Rusl again expressed concern over tin situation in Laos, where neutralis forces are under heavy pro-Corn munist pressure in the Plaine de Jarres region. Rusk took the occasion to ex press the great importance o Thailand's membership in th eight-nation SEATO defense pact Elaborating on the speech, con ference sources said Rusk hat described the Laos situation a very critical. They quoted him a saying the first objective is to sto] the fighting and then learn more of what is going on there. Tauy's Toot Haven't done a cartwheel in years but would try one if it would rain. Sees Threat In NATO Nuclear Plan Would Produce All-Out Arms Race, Says Russia MOSCOW (AP) — The Soviet Union has told the United States the creation of a multinational nuclear force under NATO will "unlease a race in rocket-nuclear armaments," Tass said today. The statement was made in a Soviet government note to the United States handed by Soviet foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko to the U.S. ambassador in Moscow Monday. It described the NATO nuclear 'orce plan as an attempt to give the Bundeswehr — West German army—and the "armed forces of other countries access to nuclear- rocket weapons, to extend preparations for thermonuclear war and to unleash a race in nuclear- rocket armaments transcending all national and geographic boundaries." The Soviet government declared Ihat the plan is "a modern expression of the position of strength policy, a policy of pressure and dictate of which nuclear weapons are proclaimed as the main element and core." The Soviet government called on the U.S. government to help resolve the paramount international problems and, by joint effort, to halt the race in nuclear- rocket armaments, Tass said. This call was also made in similar notes Gromyko handed to the British ambassador and the West German charge d'affaires Monday. Copies were forewarded to the governments of other NATO na tions. (In Washington, officials said the note is under study and the United States will consult with other NATO members on it.) Family Wash Is Expanded TRENTON, Mo. (AP)- Bobby McCracken, junior high school athlete, is going to be sure Mrs. Johnny Kesler is not, doing the family wash the next time he stops by to practice pole-vaulting with her son, Jeff. Bobby and Jeff stripped to their shorts Saturday for the warmup session in a nearby field. When they returned, Bobby's jeans were flapping in the breeze on the Kesler clothesline, along with the rest of the family's laundry. RED WING Boots-Work Shoes —Paine's Bootery. Adv Cuba Will Release Skindivers HAVANA (AP)—James B. Donovan announced today that he has secured the freedom of nine shipwrecked skindivers held in Cuba 'or seven weeks and would return" with them to the United States as soon as possible. Donovan, the New York lawyer who also negotiated the freedom' of the Bay of Pigs prisoners, said that Prime Minister Fidel Castro agreed to the release of the skin- divers after Donovan proved them innocent, of any counterrevolutionary activity. The government has informed me that it has determined, despite' the suspicious circumstances of the case, the innocence of the expedition," Donovan said in an after midnight session with newsmen. "The fact that they were shipwrecked seamen has been established." The nine skin divers arrived at Camaguey in an open boat Feb. 21 after two days at sea without food and water. They said they were bound for Puerto Rico. The Cuban government arrested them. Would Lift Marriage Ban AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)-A legislator wants Texas to repeal its laws prohibiting interracial marriages and adoptions. Anita Weds LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) Swedish film star Anita Ekberg was married in a civil ceremony today to American film aetor Rick Van Nutter. Armour's Star Bacon, Thick or Thin sliced, 2 Ib. pkg. 69 cents (Limit 1) at Cheney's Markets. Adv. "The Messiah" Tonight's Holy Week Presentation The Ottawa Community Choir, i under the direction of Dr. S. Martin Brockway, will present the Easter portion of "The Messiah," by George Frederic Handel, tonight at 7:30 in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church. Dr. S. Martin Brockway director, and Sherwin Snyder is organist. A string ensemble also will accompany the choir. Nearly 60 persons will be singing in the choir. Soloists are Mrs. A. H. North, Mrs. Joe Driver, Don Lunger, Al Williams, William Coltrane and Mrs. Archie Sinclair. The presentation is the second in a series of Holy Week observances sponsored by the Ottawa Ministerial Association. A play, "The Ladder," was presented last night at Ottawa University. Here's tonight's program: Invocation, Rev. E. E. Caylor. Chorus, Behold the Lamb of God. Aria, Come Unto Him, with Mrs. A. H. North, soprano. Chorus, His Yoke Is Easy, and His Burthen Is Light. Aria, He Was Despised and Rejected of Men, with Mrs. Joe Driver, alto. Chorus, Surely He Hath Borne Our Grief. Chorus, All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray. ' Recitative, All They That See Him Laugh Him to Scorn, with ; Don Lunger, tenor, i Chorus, He Trusted in God That He Would Deliver Him. | Recitative, Thy Rebuke Hath 1 Broken His Heart. I Aria, Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow, with Al .Williams, tenor. I Chorus, Lift Up Your Heads, ;0 Ye Gates. | Aria, Why do the Nations So j Furiously liage, with William R. Coltrane, bass. Chorus, Hallelujah. Offertory Prayer, Dr. Raymond P. Jennings. Pastoral Symphony. Chorus, Since By Man Came Death. Chorus, Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain. Aria, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, with Mrs. Archie Sinclair, soprano. Chorus, Amen. Here are the participants: Soprano — Mrs. Paul Archer, Mrs. Oscar Arnold, Mrs. Newton Brown, Mrs. Martin Brockway, Mrs. Charles Burch Mrs. Jack Dennison, Mrs. Don Fisher, Phyllis Foster, Mrs. Raymond Gillette, Mrs. Clifford Griffin, Paula Howell, Mrs. T. R. John- son, Susan Kelly, Mrs. M. J. Morris, Mrs. A. H. North, Luella Parroil, Nyoka Prentice, Patty Rule, Mrs. Paul Shipps, Mrs. Archie Sinclair, Mrs. R. J. Studebaker, Mrs. A. L. Welborn, [Mrs. Robert Whitacre and Gloria Williams. Tenor - Bill Driver, T. R. Johnson, George Nieman, Harry Partt, Robert Roberts, Al Williams, and Harry Williams. Alto — Mrs. Joe Driver, Mrs. Wallace Hart, Mrs. C. W. Henning, Mrs. Ray Kelly, Mrs. Lewis McCarty, Mrs. H. M. Pratt, Marilyn Rule, Mrs. Keith C. Shumway, Ava Smith, Mrs. H. K. Stevens, Mrs David Stoneking, Mrs. Nelle Stout and Mrs. R. D. Waymire. Bass — John Brockway, William Coltrane, James Driver, Joe Driver, P. R. Jamison, E. L. Kerbs, Robert Langley, Harry Lennard, Don Lunger, C. J. Milton, Ron Pick, Ray Schmidt, Benton Weiss, Martin Wit liams and Dean Zook. Violin - Mrs. Virginia Wilker. son, Arlene Currier, Nancy Bullock and Annie Laury. Viola - Larry Williams, Cello — Ann Geisi and Jon Ziegler. '^

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