The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 10, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1963 VOL. 67 NO. 103 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES Some Place In Wales OTTAWA'S BIG "HOWDY" - This is the way the new City of Ottawa sign on the waO of the Waymire Food Market appears to visitors, entering Ottawa from the north on Main Street, as they cross the Main Street bridge over the Marais des Cygnes River. Installation by Lamar Phillips) of the sign was completed yesterday. (Herald Photo LIANEAIRPWLIGWYNGYLLGOG - ERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLIANTYSI - LIOGOGOGOCH, Wales (AP) — The curator of the Welsh National Folk Museum says the legendary name of this town — proudly claimed by generations of Welshmen as the longest place name in Britain — is a phony. Llanfair etc. has lived on its tourist trade. Sentimental Welshmen suggested that the railroad station, due to be closed under a railroad modernization plan, be rebuilt in the museum grounds. Curator lorwerth Peate laughed at the idea. The station's real name, he said, is Llanfairpwell, meaning St. Mary by the Pool. In the 19th Century, Peate explained, a local tailor added 46 letters to the name to make it St. Mary's Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel Near to the Rapid Whirlpool of Llanty Silio of the Red Cave. Needs Governor's Signature It'll Be June 7-9 Plan Bigger.^ Better C—'C^ ^|-- •. • Home Show, Parade A promise of a bigger and better Home Show and Parade of Homes has been made by the Ottawa Home Builders Association. And from the enthusiasm shown by 80 persons at a dinner meeting last night, the promise will be fulfilled. The Home Builders, other Ottawa businessmen and some guests met at the North American Hotel. The second annual Home Show and Parade of homes will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7-9, Harold Gahagan announced. Gahagan and Allen Loyd are cochairmen for this year's-Home Show. Don Gorton is chairman for the parade of Homes. Other chairman are Al Morgan, outdoor advertising, and Jess Gilmore, budget. Gahagan also said the number of booths, featuring furniture, appliances and home and lawn fixtures, will be increased to 55 this year. There were 36 booths in last year's Home Show and seven new homes in the Parade of Homes tour. Gahagan said that enthusiasm in the event has increased since last year's successful show. The 3-day show last year attracted more than 5,000 people, around 3,000, of- theni from the .Ottawa No More Fuss Over Lost Bus area outside of the city. Gahagan said merchants may arrange for booths for the Home Show, to be at the National Guard Armory, now. The cost is $25 per booth. Builders showing a home in the parade are charged $100 per home. The money is used to pay for promotion and prizes. Suggestions were .made last night for more prizes with drawings each day. Some of the merchants planning booths indicated they would offer prizes. Among guests last night were Ottawa Mayor Charles Williamson, Harold Crawford, Chamber of Commerce president, and Peg Carr,-C of C manager. YOUNG, Ariz. (AP)-The great fuss over the wayward bus is over. A two-state search for a busload of 10 high school students and five adults from Young ended in a Harbor City, Calif., motel Tuesday night. All hands were reported safe. The bus driver, W. H. Merchant, principal of the high school, said the bus wasn't missing at all. The bus left this tiny central Arizona community Saturday for an Easter vacation trip to Disneyland, Marineland and the San Diego Zoo. Arizona authorities began a two- state search after members of the group failed to telephone their families Saturday night. The parents understood they were to get nightly phone calls, authorities ' Hope To Bring Peace To Laos VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Thelization show of force also was three-nation International Control Commission flew to the Plaine des Jarres today in an effort to bring peace between neutralist and pro- Communist forces which have been fighting there for the past 10 days. The commission's trip was part of a diplomatic campaign to restore peace in the area which the United States regards as a prime testing ground of the oft-proc- claimed Soviet policy of peaceful coexistence. A Southeast Asia Treaty Organ- Nebraskan New Ford President DETROIT CAP) - Arjay R. Miller, a scholarly appearing Nebraskan with a strong background in finance, was named president of Ford Motor Co. today. Miller succeeds John Dykstra who is retiring because of age. Dykstra will be 65 next week. Charles H. Patterson, who has been vice president of Ford's basic manufacturing group, was named to the long-vacant post of executive vice president. Miller, 47, was one of Ford's original whiz kids, a group of 10 Air Force statistical officers who joined the automaker in a body during its postwar reorganization. He is the second from the group to reach the top spot. The first was Robert S. McNamara, who served two months in 1960 before mpving to Washington to become sejcretary of defense. scheduled as a warning to the pro- Communist Pathet Lao faction that is threatening to fan the flames of civil war again. The control commission's Indian, Canadian and Polish members planned to stay only a few hours at the trouble scene 120 miles northeast of Vientiane since the Pathet Lao has refused to permit establishment of a permanent truce team there. The mediators hoped to arrange a peace meeting between neutralist Gen. Kong Le and the Pathet Lao military chief, Gen. Singkapo. A commission attache made a fast trip to the Plaine, Tuesday and reported that the3$jphting between neutralist and Fathet Lao forces had quited down. The commission plans to send a representative to the Plaine daily in an effort to prevemHfyrther out breaks. "**~ Repeated Pathet Lao attacks in the past 10 days forced neutral ist troops of Gen. Kong Le to with draw from the town of Xieng Khouang and retreat to the Plaine de Jarres, 120 miles north o Vientiane. The Pathet Lao al ready controls most of northern Laos. Neutralist and right-wing circles fear they may be gettin ready to extend their hold. Cheney Takes Of f ice Tonight J. R. Cheney, who was elected to the office of city commissioner of finance and revenue at the April 2 election, will be sworn in this evening at the close of the regular city commission meeting. This evening's meeting will be the final one for Charles Queen who has served a 3- year term as finance commissioner. He did not seek re-election. _ Merchant told police there was no such agreement. Besides, he explained, there were only a cou- School Unification Bill Clears House pie of telephones in Young, and it was often impossible to reach the town. Adding to the confusion, police said, was the group's decision not to check in at the Long Beach Calif., hotel, where they had reservations. Merchant said they decided to stay at a motel in nearby Harbor City because the Long Beach hotel was perilously close to an amusement area and sailors out on the town. Police said they found the missing Arizonans after getting a phone tip from someone who had heard about the missing bus and spotted it in Harbor City. Merchant told officers they plan to go to San Diego Thursday, then return home Friday or Saturday. The management at the motel refused to,, let: newsmen talk to the Arizonians. "There's been too much commotion already," a spokesman said. Hope To Learn Why School Bonds Failed Athletics Get Stadium For $1 KANSAS CITY (AP) - The outgoing city council passed an emergency ordinance today giving the Kansas City Ahtletics a lease on the Municipal Stadium for the next two years at $1 a year. The seven-year contract provides that during the following five years the city will receive 5 per cent of the gate, the present figure. The ordinance was approved, 6 to. 1, at a session which lasted 10 minutes beyond the time scheduled for the inauguration of the new council. Under the emergency clause provision the ordinance went into effect immediately, and the new council will not have the power to repeal it. An Ottawa University psychology class has undertaken a class project involving plans for the new Ottawa school district high school. Prof. Gene Miller, who conducts the class, siad today the voter reaction survey would endeavor to find out why voters twice rejected a proposed bond issue on the new high school. Miller said mail interviews would be conducted with approximately 25 registered voters in each section of the district. This random selection of one of every five registered voters will include both those who did and did not vote in the elections. In all 829 questionnaires will be sent out. Care will be taken, Miller said, to include voters in all wards and will be mailed out April 12. persons receiving the forms will be asked to return them prior to April 26. Those receiving the questionnaires will be asked tp fill them out completely. The returns then will be analyzed statstically, and a comprehensive report of the findings of the survey will be made public. Miller said he hopes the class project can be completed late in May. Ah, Rain The Ottawa area had received .22 of an inch of welcome moisture up to noon today, and more is on the way, John P. Kelsey, local weather observer said. Kelsey said this morning that a series of shower periods is expected, and Ottawa's total could be as much as two inches of rain between now and Monday. TOPEKA (AP)-A bill to reorganize Kansas school districts cleared its final legislative hurdle today. The bill now goes to Gov. John Anderson. Final legislative action came when the House approved a conference committee report 85-25. Legislative aides who helped draft the measure said it could result in reducing the present 1900 school districts in a period of three or four years to around 400 or 500. The districts created under the bill would be similar in structure to present city school districts * * * Bulletin TOPEKA (AP) - A bill to restrict operation of retail busi nesses to six days a week was passed 84 to 23 today by the Kansas House. The bill would allow the retailer to select which day he would remain closed. The bill originally passed the Senate as a measure to restrict the Sunday sales of a wide variety of items. The bill now goes back to the Senate for consideration of the House changes. It was considered almost certain the measure would go to a conference committee. As passed by the House, the bill would exempt small retail firms employing three or fewer persons and occupying 5,000 or less square feet of floor space. which encompass grades 1 through 12 and which often have many separate schools or attendance centers within one district. The bill is aimed at achieving a uniform type of district throughout the state. The bill provides for creation of planning boards in each of the state's 105 counties. The planning boards will consist of three representatives from rural districts and three from city districts in the event the county includes both types of districts. Each planning board will be charged with making a study of the county planning unit and draft a unified district plan. The plan is to be submitted to the state supenfntendent for approval or rejection. In the event no unified plan is approved in a planning unit, the planning board and the state superintendent shall submit separate reports to the State Legislative Council which will consider further action. . The bill provides that a unified district must have a minimum expected enrollment of 400 students in grades 1-12, although a planning board can recommend creation of a unified district with fewer students if the proposed district has at least 200 square miles of territory and an assessed valuation of at least $2 million. The bill also provides that no attendance facility (school) in operation at the time a unified district was organized shall be closed until a majority of the voters within the attendance center of the facility shall consent. Success In Curing A Kidney Cancer The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Rain or showers, possibly heavy tonight, diminishing Thursday. Continued cool with lows tonight near 45, highs tomorrow around 60. High temperature yesterday, 62; low today, 48; high year ago today, 56; low year ago today, 36; record high this date, 81 in 1930; record low this date, 24 in 1018 and 1822; hourly temperatures, 21 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 8 a. m 55 Op. m. 10 a. m 67 10 p. m. 11 a. m 61 11 p. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. . ...61 ,.'.....60 i 58 67 ... .55 ,...'...55 55 54 .62 Midnight 50 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .48 50 50 SO 51 52 72 51 Easter Vacation For Students Students at Sacred Heart School will get the jump on other Ottawa students where the Easter vacation is concerned. But Ottawa University students will «et the longest holiday. Classes will be dismissed from noon Thursday to Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart. OU students will be free from 5 p.m. Friday until Monday, April 22. Ottawa public school students will be out after classes Thursday until Tuesday morning. By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer LA JOLA, Calif. (AP) - One deadly cancer in children is yielding now to a triple treatment, a famous cancer doctor reports. An antibiotic, surgery and radiation are destroying all visible signs of this cancer, known as Wilm's tumor of the kidney, in 81 per cent of child victims, said Dr. Sidney Farber of children's hospital. Boston. One boy is alive and well six years later, other children seemingly well for two to five years thus far. Recounting progress to an American Cancer Society seminar for science writers, Dr. Farber also announced initial success in preserving and using an element in human blood—platelets — to combat hemorrhages which are the main cause of death in children with acute leukemia or blood cancer. He said banks of platelets may become generally available to help treat acute leukemia and acute anemia, and radiation sickness from X-ray treatment of cancer or exposure to nuclear weapons. The apparent cure rate of the kidney cancer had recently risen to 40 per cent through surgery and radiation, Dr. Farber said. But 60 per cent of children still died mainly because the cancer had spread to their lungs. Now the antibiotic, Actinomyciii D, has joined the battle. For the first time, all signs of a solid tumor in children are being eliminated fairly regularly. Eighty-one per cent of young* sters receiving the combined treat* ment between 1957 and I960 arc alive and well. Back On Steel Price Merry-Go-Roimd I Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Wednesday— «'i ',.;.'.- .. i .'.'.. ' For April U For 19W-1M ! TaiiyVTftot ;:Wf will too have May flow- ejj*C, .., ftescriptioat-ftaney, CH 2-3093 »•• Adv. By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP)-The new steel price rise attempt differs from the short-lived one a year ago in these ways: 1. It's selective. Wheeling Steel Corp. announced ajjr: increase averaging about $6 aTton, effective today. But the products to which it applies all are in strong and growing demand, Steel products in oversupply aren't mentioned. A year ago the price rise attempt was on basic steel from which the products are made, and the White House moved fast and firmly to get it rescinded. Z. The price boost t is made by the llth ranking steel producer this time. This could make it a trial balloon. Others could wait for the reaction of customer! and government to see if Wheeling can make the price rise stick. Its last increase was in 1958. Last April the $6 a ton increase was announced by U.S. Steel, the top producer whose moves other companies usually follow. And most of them did. The dissenters, Inland and Kaiser, helped break the steel front. 3. Steelmen have been talking for a year about the need for higher steel prices to offset rising costs and to furnish funds for needed new equipment. The talk has been stepped up in recent days and an attempt was expected in many quarters. Last year the price increase was a surprise, 4. This price boost precedes possible reopening of the wage contract with the United Steelwork- en of America. Last year, the rise followed signing of a contract which excluded wage increases but granted fringe benefits—and which the White House apparently thought implied no price increase attempt. The union may reopen the contract and ask for a wage boost on or after April 30, and be free to strike 90 days later. Much of the time since the price rise failure a year ago, steel prices have been soft. They now average about one per cent less than they did when Roger M. Blough, chairman of U.S. Steel, told President Kennedy that Big Steel was increasing its price $6 a ton effective April 10, 1962. Blough still thinks the industry needs a price boost like the one Wheeling announced. And in Des Moinei Monday he said he still 'eels that government interference in such industry decisions can weaken the whole economy. Arthur B. Homer, chairman of Bethlehem Steel, the No. 2 producer, also says the industry needs relief—either a price increase or a cutting of costs, to give profits a healthy glow. But he said Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., after the company's annual stockholders meeting: "There's considerable doubt in my mind as to whether the market will support a price increase. But you never know until you try it." After the dustup with the White House and the rescinding of last year's increase, prices did actually start to sink from even the old level, as a number of other steel- men had predicted. Only a few months ago, Kaiser Steel, West Coast producer, cut its prices there $12 a ton. This brought them in line with Eastern prices, traditionally lower. It also brought them closer to prices of Japanese steel. European competition has been plaguing the Eastern producers, but usually on certain special products. This has been given as one reason the price of pipe is weak here. Steel pipe prices aren't affected by the Wheeling boost, nor is can-making tinplate. Recent upturn in demand for many steel products came too late to give the 1962 earning picture any relief. And most steel companies cut their dividends in the final months of the year. Wheeling went along with this, cutting quarterly payments to 25 cents a share in October, after an earlier cut to 50 cents from the 1961 rate of 75 cents. But Wheeling was one of the few steel companies to show profit gains for the year—$7,054,051, compared with $5,278,048 in 1961. The industry profit picture is on the dismal side—a chief talking point for the need of price increases. The combined net income of 78 iron and steel firms in 1962 dropped 15 per cent from 1961 to total $714 million—a return of four per cent on sales. The companies contend this isn't enough to finance the modernization their mills require or the building of new ones to compete on better terms with the efficient postwar plants of European and Japanese steel companies. DR. JOSEPH LAUGHLIN College President To Speak The third in a series of Holy Week observances, sponsored by Ottawa's Ministerial Association, will be at 7:30 tonight at Westminster United Presbyterian Church. The guest speaker will be Dr. Joseph R. Laughlin, president of the College of Emporia. Dr. Lauglin's topic will be "Try Asking For It." Music will be provided by a choir of sixes graders, under the direction of Mrs. Paul Ships*. Rev. E. E. Caylor, president qf. the Ottawa Ministerial Associ*- tion, is the host pastor. ' Earlier Holy Week program* were the presentation of the, play \ "The Ladder," Monday night at Ottawa University and the Con* munity Chorus' presentation latt ' at First Baptist J-*i- H ' [ •V" 1 "" t

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