The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 12, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD '^•«-n! VOL.87 NO. 105 OTTAWA, KANSAS FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Hast Thou ken Me?" A FELLOW CAN LOOK, CANT HE? - On leash as required by city ordinance, "Skip" takes to top of his castle to see the places where he cannot roam. Year-old ' male Brittany Spaniel's horn* is at home of Mr. and Mrs. Emmor S. Quincy, 1317 Maple. (Herald Photo by Vivian Harder). 'Neath The Mist The "Mourners" By, JEI pilj hea\ faltering* Street of day. Good From the Aral arches ring the sif Pilate's fortress, the Christians from many chanted and sang beneath cient stone walls, echoing Chris? words: "My God, my God, why] hast thou forsaken me?" * * * From T By DICK CRAWFORD Throughout Holy Week, and parj ticularly today, pilgrims in Holy Land have been the Way of the Cross point where Pilate hands of Jesus, streets of Jerusa mit of Mount the Tomb The Wa. times ca Cross, is at places Jesus did various^ thing happened to the Cross toward place. On the cobbled street and under ark vaults they stopped at 14 of the Crossmarking the ^God's stumbling journey ut the old walled half-staff. More filled Jeru- donkeys eath anese, Filipios an Hors from mor$ The blue berejj troops dott At dav before^ cruc Cross, at sunrise [lurch of the lit 16 centuries mds where most rist died. :nelt on Good Friday ith the Mount of Olives ist underwent his final outside the city's towering lit walls. As torch-lit processions of Pilgrims made their way down Jerusalem's hills singing hymns, 2,000 prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane whose ancient olive trees witnessed Judas' betrayal of the Savior. Christians from almost 100 sects * * * traced Christ's steps in darkness and a biting wind from St. Savior's Convent toward the cenacle on Mt. Zion, site of the Last Supper. r But they could not reach it. tht cenacle is in the Israeli sector of the divided city, across the barbed wire of no man's land. Here Arab legionnaires and Israeli troop! have faced each other in an uneasy truce for 14 years. More than 10,000 people visited the Old City. Prayers rose from holy places. * * * him To Calvary ristl Christ next met the women of Jersualem, a group who were Calvary, Ess than one ping place is the Krist's first fall un- 5ght of His Cross. The of times He fell r known, but in the stations are 14 — three falls are By BEM PROS SOUTH WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP)—The storm tossed Navy •hips had gathered on the once empty, mist shrouded surface as mourners at a funeral. And that is what they were. Thirty-two hours and three minutes had passed since the atomic submarine Thresher with 129 men aboard had last reported from somewhere below the surf ace of the 8,400 foot deep trench, 220 miles east of Cape Cod. She was no longer on file missing list The Thresher was lost with all hands. A proud ship had become a 286-foot coffin made from the most carefully tested metal man can put together. On the bottom, the hull pressure was 3696 pounds per square inch. Why had she gone down? Now it u 5:20 p.m. Thursday. The radar packed hunter-killer Navy patrol bomber named the Alnilam for a star in the Constellation Orion, swept over the search area. Over the circuit labeled VHP 1 came word from the attack submarine Seawolf. Her sound detection gear was echoing off a solid object she said she believed to be the Thresher. This startling information was slick along with pieces of cork and radiation shielding from around the reactor. Obviously, something had given way and water had penetrated the Thresher's hull. For two hours the turbo prop Alnilam circled the area while newsmen aboard had ears glued to the VHF circuit. Where was Thresher? The, Warrington said it was probable, from the position of the oil slick, that she was directly over the site. But the 10-foot seas, whipped by a cross chop and whitened by breakers, dissipate an oil slick quickly. Winds drive surface objects swiftly. And there was a wind—up to 50 knots in gusts. At 700 feet the Al- nilam pitched and rocked woefully. While Seawolf and Warrington kept station under and on the grey scudding sea, the search director, Rear Admiral Lawson P. Ramage urged the Atlantis II to come up at best speed. The Atlantis n, an oceanographic survey ship out of Woods Hole, Mass., replied she was doing the best she could—six knots because of the heavy seas. The Atlantis has long experience in plumbing depths and it was hoped that when she came up the lost Thresher could be located. The Navy has said it has no hope of salvaging the Thresher. But it would like to know what sent her to the bottom. At these various points, the pilgrims stop to consider the circumstances of each station and to pray. They begin with the place where Pilate turned the mocked and scourged Christ over to the nmemorated, The fourth station is the point along the way where He met his mother, Mary, and offered her some words of consolation in her grief. The soldiers, at the place marked for the fifth station, and those who wanted Jesus to die the cruel death of the Cross, became worried that He might not live to reach the top of Calvary and pulled Simon the Cyrene from the peeping because of all He jring. Christ consoled Pas journ pleased job of bearir the way. The holy woman' Christ's face with her' sixth tion, point. Christ According rewarded was the and told them not to 1m, but for their chil- r s. his way a little He fell. He the top and His for her act of mercy -by leav the image of his face on her veil." After meeting Veronica, Christ, again carrying the Cross, fell the second time. He was weak from the night before with all its mockery and the scourging of the morning in which he lost much blood. At the station of the second fall, pilgrims reflect on the curelty of the soldiers' whips that were used to bring Christ to His feet and forced Him on. erect. meditate on 1 often a subject meditation in cli Friday. Here they all on His, death and its' The 13th station is marke the same place of the Crucifixion^ This is where the Body of Christ was taken from the Cross by two of His followers while His mother, St. John, the Apostle, and women looked on. The Way of the Cross ends it the Holy Sepulcher, for many centuries covered by a huge church. This was where Christ was entombed. The Way of the Cross is walked each year by pilgrims in processions of religious nature and private little groups who make way as a matter of a personal ion. churches, paintings or Ways of the Cross who want to in their own station* marked way Brave Sub Man Feared Thresher LOS ANGELES (AP)-"Honey, I have a feeling that this will be our last trip, that you will be a wealthy widow before the week is over.' relayed from a ship using the code name Exclamation. The Seawolf was asking all surface ships to clear the area so the noise from their echo rangers and screws would not clutter up the listening devices aboard the Seawolf. It wasn't • question of finding anyone alive aboard the Thresher, but just finding the ship itself. At the time the Seawolf herself was running deep beneath the.sur- face and the navigator aboard the Alnilam, Navy Lt. Floyd W. Holloman, reported the position as 41.37 degrees north, 64.45 degrees west. The last reported position on the Thresher was 41.44 north and 64.57 west. This would have put the Thresher slightly south and east of her last reported position. For a flickering moment there was hope. It was, of course, a false hope, but the kind that quickens the heart The Seawolf reported that she was hearing "strange noises" and what appeared to be "tapping on the hull." She also told of hearing-"pings" on what seemed to be the Thresher's emergency "UGC" circuit. The Seawolf had gone below the cold water layer in the ocean which deflected upward the signals sent out from surface ships. Her relay station on the surface was the attack submarine 403— the Seaowl. But everybody knew deep down there was no life aboard the 'Thresher wherever die was. Earlier, the destroyer Warrington had reported picking up red and yellow gloves of the type used in the reactor compartment of the Thresher. They vm ffloaliai in an oil That's what crewman George J. Kiesecker, 38, told his wife before he embarked on the last voyage of the missing atomic submarine Thresher, relatives said Thursday. They also said that the electronics technician called the Thresher a "coffin." Jacqueline- Clover, his sister-in- law, said she talked by telephone to his wife, Lily, in Exeter, N.H. "Lily told me that George had a premonition this was to be the Thresher's last cruise," Miss Clover said. She added that Kiesecker apparently referred to his government life insurance when he predicted his wife would become a wealthy widow. Andrea Keele, 20, of nearby Tor. ranee, said Kiesecker, her stepfather, was dedicated to submarines. "But he said the Thresher was different. He tried to transfer ofl it several times," she added. Miss Clover said of Kiesecker 'He was afraid of nothing and oved the sub service. He was on he first Nautilus and the Sea )ragon. "But when he was transferred o the Thresher he was afraid for the first time in his life. He went aboard when they commissioned it. "George told us it was in dry- dock most of the time, that it wasn't a good ship from the beginning, that there was always trouble." The Navy has said the Thresher had no structural defects when it left Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Tuesday. Frosty Morn A light frost covered the ground in Ottawa last night as temperatures dipped into the lower 30s. But the weatherman's forecast of a pleasant Easter weekend may make up for it. No damage to crops or gardens is expected from the frost, and no rain is in sight over Easter. Pay Homage To Dead, Seek Cause WASHINGTON (AP)-The Navy paid solemn homage today to the 129 men lost with the nuclear- powered submarine Thresher. At the same time it pressed on with its seemingly hopeless effort to unravel the mystery of America's greatest undersea disaster. Symbol of the Navy's sorrow was a brief but poignant ceremony at Portsmouth, N.H. The Thresher started from Portsmouth on the trial run that apparently ended with the once-proud vessel a crushed tomb for her men, smashed by weight at the bottom of a mile and a half of Atlantic water 220 miles off Boston. On the Good Friday anniversary of the death of Christ, civilian workers stood at attention with Navy men and Marines as the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard flag was raised to the top of its staff, then solemnly lowered to half- staff. It was the first public recognition that all hope for the ship and its complement was lost, carried out within view of the homes where the families of many of the men waited out the last hours before the Thresher was put on the list of lost ships. Meantime a Navy court of inquiry, ordered as soon as the fate of the Thresher became apparent, resumed in Groton, Conn., the investigation hurriedly began Thursday. County Official Dies After Auto Accident J. H. "Joe" Button, 67, a Franklin County commissioner died late last night at Ransom Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered Wednesday in a headon collision north of Pomona on a rural road near his home. Mr. Button was first elected to his commission post by the residents of the third commission district in 1956. He was serving his second term of office at the time of his death. * * * He was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon car and one driven after his by Harold K. Nash, Topeka, collided at the crest of hill about mile east of the Appanoose School. Mr. Button suffered several broken ribs and other injuries. The funeral will be at Towner's Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Willard Neuman officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by Pomona IOOF Lodge * * * Must Appoint Commissioner Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Friday—0. For April—16. For 1963-109. Comparable 1962 period—128. The vacancy on the Board of Franklin County Commissioners left by the death yesterday of J. H. Button leaves the county without a governing body with the power to pass resolutions or take any action on county business until a resident of the third Franklin County Commission District is appointed to the post. According to state law, the remaining two commissioners, Earl Richardson, 426 Beech, and Cecil Vining, Richmond, and County Clerk Bruce Spears, 716 E. llth, are required to appoint a new commissioner from the district Mr. Button represented. The appointee will serve the un- expired term until the next election, in November 1964. No one has yet been considered for the post and no action on an appointment is expected until sometime next week. * * * Grinning 'Gators Aren't So Funny MESA, Ariz. (AP)-Some 200 alligators yawned, stretched and were moving about Thursday after their annual hibernation. They looked, at times, as thought they were grinning. The discovery, triggered when an 18-inch alligator was spotted in a city park pool, caused immediate concern. Its brothers, housed at a now defunct alligator farm, are practically unattended. Mesa police said one boy has admitted climbing over the fence and carrying off some smaller reptiles. Police said the boy told them he scattered and other the young youngsters 'gators in canals, lakes and other pools in the area. This brought a warning from the sheriffs office in nearby Phoenix urging all persons to be careful where they swim during the next few days. Max Finch, executive secretary of the Arizona Humane Society, warned that the alligators are hungry and should be regarded as dangerous. He said even smaller ones could snap off the finger of anyone who tried to catch them. The farm is leased by Dale Logston, a Texas animal importer and dealer. Watchman Monte Ladue said he didn't know the alligators would awaken so soon. | Will Close For Funeral The Franklin County courthouse will be closed all of Monday afternoon while county officials and employes attend the funeral of J. H. Button, a Franklin County commissioner. The courthouse will be open for business as usual Monday morning, Bruce Spears, county clerk said today, but no county office will be open in the afternoon. Another Chance For Vaccine Franklin County residents will have two more opportunities to make up any one type of the three Sabin polio vaccines in the near future, Mrs. Bill Osburn, Franklin County health nurse said today. The vaccines will be administered to the public from 2 until 4 Sunday afternoon, April 28 and from 4 until 8 Wednesday, May 1. Anyone who has failed to take any of the three types may take one of them on one of those dates. Other make-up dates will be announced later to help people get all three types. Only one type may be taken^on April 28, or May 1. No one may take one type on the first date and another on the second. At least six weeks must pass between the time doses are taken. No. 423 at Central Cemetery south of Pomona. Friends may call at Towner's after 6 this evening. Mr. Button was born Feb. 16, 1896, at Balkow, Mo., and came to Kansas at an early age. He lived in Franklin County nearly all his life, attending school in the Fairview and Union Center districts. He married Anna Elizabeth Shephard, Jan. 12, 1916, at Ot tawa. He was a member of Firs Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, and Pomona IOOF Lodge No. 423. Surviving are the widow; thre daughters, Mrs. Homer Ham erman, Weatherford, Tex.; Mrs Joe Canfield, 213 W. 9th, and Mrs. Harley Tucker, 1016 Cot tonwood; two sons, Francis, Hoi den, Mo., and Eugene, Pomona Calif.; 11 grandchildren; oni great-grandchild; one brother Ray Button, Omaha, Neb., ana one sister, Mrs. Nina Larkin, Pa sadena, Calif. An infant daugh ter, Frances Etta, died in 1918 and a son, Duane, died in 1938 at the age of nine. Cancer Chairmen Named Chairmen in charge of workers for the American Cancer Society's Crusade in the rural ;as of Franklin County have been announced by Mrs. Howard Henderson, 424 Maple, county chairman. The chairmen who are in charge of townships and other Franklin County cities outside of Ottawa are: Mrs. Dwight Langley, Pomona; Mrs. Dale Smith, Homewood; Mrs. Dick Snyder, Richmond, Mrs. J. E. Decker, Wit liamsburg; Olga Simmons, Centra- polis; Mrs. H. E. Stonequist, Wellsville; Mrs. Earl Farris, Lincoln Township; Mrs. W. J. Robinson, Lne, and Mrs. J. E. Thornton, Harrison Township. The cancer crusade in Franklin County will begin with a coffee at the North American Hotel at 9:30 Monday, April 25. Mrs. Henderson reminded all chairmen and workers to attend the coffee session for instructions and a general meeting. Doughnuts will be served at the hotel as A donation from Drake Bakery. Tauy's Toot They're used to big lizards out there in the desert, but not the kind with teeth. PrescriptiQi -ftaney, CH 2-3002 Adv. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Fair through Saturday. Mild Saturday with high temperatures in 70s. Cool tonight with low 35 to 40. High temperature yesterday, 80: low today. 33; high year ago today, 51; low year ago today, 39; record high this date, 86 in 1930; record low this date, 19 in 1957; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 P. a p. 3 p. 4 p. 5 p, ; p ' p. • p m. m. m. m. nj. m. m, m. 56 57 60 59 59 57 .44 9 p. m. ..49 10 p. m. ..63 11 p. m. .54 .Midnight .12 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. 48 45 43 41 .......31 38 3d 3fl 35 33 YES, HE'S GOT A LIGHT - Paul Perkins, SB Eta, rfty- building inspector, only offers his well-shaved friends Uftto wife » his new «K by 44 inch cigarette lighter. Little <we is Iw whiskery fellows. Perkins said big lighter came « nufl MvenL days ago after an order of liquid clearer arrived fro* (Ml-* order house. (Herald Photo).

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