The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 15, 1963 · Page 1
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HERALD VOL.67 NO. 107 OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional inquiry into steel uices, profits and production >roblems was ordered today. In announcing the inquiry, Sen. Paul H. Douglas, D-Ill., chairman of the Senate-House Economic Committee, said it was spurred >y price increases by the Wheel- ng Steel Corp. and the Lukens Steel Co. President Kennedy was reported to be skeptical on whether the price increases announced by CANCER CRUSADERS BEGIN DRIVE - Materials for Ottawa Cancer Crusade were distributed to Ottawa and Franklin County block and township workers this morning as this year's fund-raising drive started with coffee session at North American Hotel. Here, Mrs. Howard Henderson, (center), 424'Maple, is shown with two township workers, Mrs. H. E. Stonequist, Wellsville, (left), and Mrs. Lowrence Snider, Richmond. Workers win call on every home in Franklin County in next two weeks. (Herald Photo). 15-Year Sentence For Estes EL PASO, Tex. (AP)-Bankrupt promoter Billie Sol Estes was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for mail fraud and conspiracy in manipulating worthless fertilizer tank mortgages worth $24 million. U.S. Dist. Judge R.E. Thomason overruled a defense motion for a new trial. He described the one- tune millionaire financier as "the most gigantic swindler in history." Estes was convicted March 28 by a federal jury in El Paso on five of 14 counts in an indictment resulting from his complicated mortgage deals with fanners and finance companies. Estes, whose financial empire of fertilizer tanks, grain storage and cotton allotments collapsed a year ago, was given an eight-year pris on term last November on state charges growing out of his fertilizer tank mortgages. Easter Collection Stolen ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) —The Easter collection of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic church here was stolen by two men who held up two priests in the church's rectory, police said today. Two men, wearing white masks and armed with pistols, entered the rectory about 11:20 Sunday night as the Rev. Roland Burke, pastor, and the Rev. Jerome Gallagher, assistant pastor, were watching television. One gunman forced the pastor to a basement safe and made him open it. After taking the money, the thieves bound both priests hand and foot to chairs and made a getaway through a rear.door. The priests worked loose from their bonds after about an hour and called police. Rain Follows Nice Easter Day TOPEKA (AP)—Showers broke out in eastern Kansas today and the Weather Bureau forecast additional rain and thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday. The showers were in sharp contrast to the bright, sunny weather that featured Easter Sunday. Forecaster Richard Garrett said a non-south cold front extends today from Montana into New Mexico and Arizona. He said this is expected to advance across Kansas in the next 24 to 36 hours, touching off additional rain and thunderstorms. Moisture reported from showers this morning generally was quite light, ranging from traces to .13 at Emporia and .17 at Chanute Tally's Toot Those Easter eggs the young- •ters couldn't find will "turn up" next time you mow the town. Competitors Irked Prize Artist Still In Diaper SOUTH GATE, Calif. (AP)Theresa Bates, the Grandma Moses of the falling diaper set, is in the midst of an art controversy today—and couldn't care less. Theresa, at 22 months of age, is too young to care. She was a prize winner in an art show for adults. Some of the mature artists in the show called her work "a happy accident" and then angrily yanked their paintings from the show. One artist who didn't remove his paintings was Albert G. Bates, Theresa's father. Bates, also one of the ten prize winners, entered his daughter's work. The father said Theresa's prize work was done one night after she had watched him paint in the kitchen. "I left for awhile and when I came back, she had made a long mural across the kitchen cabinets," said Bates. "So I taped paper up on the refrigerator and just let her go to it. She did three pictures and I picked the best for the show." Judge Robert A. Chuey, an art teacher, said: "Many times children's art can be better than adult art. It seems to me that much adult art and many artists become tired and lacking in fresh viewpoints, whereas a child is untarnished, not yet corrupted." Pat S. Brown, president of the sponsoring South Gate Art Association, declined comment but barred children's entries for next year. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 48 hours to 9 a.m. Monday—4 (x) During April—20 During 1963-113 Comparable 1962 period—131 (X)—Includes one earlier fatality not previously reported. Monday Never So Blue This Blue Monday may be even more blue for some people. It's April 15, deadline for filing federal and state income tax returns. If you haven't already filed, IRS and Kansas Revenue officials want your returns in the mail by midnight tonight. Woman Hurt In Car Accident Mrs. Amy I. Rose, Coffeyville was taken to Ransom Memorial •Hospital about 8:30 this morning after the car she was driving spun around two or three times on US- SB less than a mile north of Richmond. She suffered a cut on the right side of her head. Mrs. Rose, 63, apparently fainted or blacked out while driving, according to Don Lytle, Highway Patrol trooper. Lytle and Jim Richardson, Franklin County depu ty sheriff investigated. A doctor said Mrs. Rose is in good condition, but X-rays would be taken. Damage to her 1961 model car was estimated at $800. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Order Congressional Probe Of Steel Prices And Profits JFK Doubts Hike In Public Interest To Sell Football Tickets Here The big push for sale of season tickets for professional football in Kansas City began today, and numerous persons and firms over an area with a radius of 250.miles from the city are participating in the effort. In the Ottawa area, Robert F. Killough is chairman, and the tickets also may be purchased at the office of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and at the Peoples National Bank. Killough was named chairman for this area by Ray Evans of Kansas City, chairman of the special C of C committee in Kansas City which has taken on the task of selling 25,000 "season tickets by May 15. Evans said this number of tick ets must be sold to assure that Lamar Hunt, of Dallas, owner of the Texans, professional foothball team, will make Kansas City the team's hometown. (Related story on Pg. 2.) Crowds At Easter Services Most Ottawa churches were filled to capacity yesterday for Easter services. Some churches reported tha the attendance for the specia services was from 20 to 50 per cent greater than on ordinary Sundays of the year, and some reported they had double the nor mal attendance. Many in Ottawa churches were from other communities, here to spend Easter with relatives ant friends, and numerous Ottawans were attending services in other communities where they were spending the holiday with relatives and friends. Easter Babies Two Easter babies were born at Ransom Memorial Hospital yesterday. They are: Anne Cecelia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winton A. Winter, 312 Ash. She weighed 7 lb., lO'/a oz. David Leroy, 8-lb son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert West, 520 E. 5th. People In The News He's In Parliament; She's The Milkmaid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mrs. William Deeds of the London suburb of Aldington discloses that she milks her cow seven days a week—which wouldn't be unusual, except (hat Mrs. Deeds is the wife of a British Cabinet minister, "Milking my own cow saves heaps on housekeeping," said the wife of William Deeds. The Deeds have five children. Mrs. Deedes, in her late 30s, has been milking since she was a girl. "The minister never milks," she said of her 49-year-old husband. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands has arrived in San Francisco en route to Washington for a state visit. She had been in Hawaii for three days after a state visit to Japan, rf Thailand Foreign Minister Tha nat Khomen laid a floral wreath at the New Delhi shrine of India's independence leader Mohandas K Gandhi. Mrs. Chiu Yen-hai, 30, gave birth to a boy while aboard a train shortly before it left Lowu a rail town bordering Red China Some 25 minutes later she gave birth to a second son—in the ambulance taking her to a hospital. * * * Bulletin CLEVELAND (AP) - Repub- lie Steel Corp., the nation's third largest producer, said today it was making selective price increases averaging $5.34 a ton on carbon steel products. Lukens meet the public interest criteria he suggested for the industry. Douglas said full committee icarings beginning early next week will go into the issues of steel prices, profits, production, unit labor costs, raw material costs, and the effects of foreign competition. Kennedy, spending an Easter vacation in Palm Beach, Fla., was understood to be keeping in touch by telephone with economic advisers in Washington who are studying the implications of the price increase announced Sunday by Lukens. Kennedy, anxious to head off any steel industry rush to boost prices, held a series of telephone conferences Sunday after Lukens became the second company to announce price increases on part of its products. The Wall Street Journal said today: "The nation's big steel producers, convinced President Kennedy will tolerate selective price increases, are expected soon to seek their first substantial price relief since mid-1958. Indications over the holiday weekend were that their move could start this week." The Wheeling Steel Corp. announced increases in prices on a number of its products last Tuesday. On Thursday, Kennedy issued a statement on the Wheeling action. Following Sunday's phone conferences by Kennedy from the holiday White House at Palm Beach, Fla., presidential press secretary Pierre Salinger issued a statement on the Lukens move in response to inquiries from newsmen. The statement said: "The President's statement of last Thursday speaks for itself. The President said that it was important for the industry and the country that over-all price stability should be maintained. "While the statement did not preclude selective price actions up or down, the President did poini out strongly the national interest in over-all price stability." Lukens said a big drop in prof its was the cause of its price hikes. W. E. Mullestien, vice presidenl and general manager of Lukens said the ratio of earnings to sales was down to 2.6 per cent in the first 12 weeks of 1963. The price increase announcement by Wheeling, the nation's llth largest steel producer, was made a year after the start of a series of increase announcements by a number of major companies. The $6-a-ton increases were rescinded after Kennedy bitterly attacked the action as bad for the economy. At Kennedy's direction, it was understood today, presidential aides in Washington were making a study to determine what percentage of Lukens' output would be affected by the announced price increases of $5 to $7 a ton. The company, the 20th largest steel producer in the nation and the nation's No. 3 producer of sheet steel, said the boosts would affect less than half its production. Newsmen's checks of other steel companies following the Lukens announcement brought a statement from the Kaiser Steel Corp., ninth largest steel producer in the nation,, that it has no plans to raise prices. Spokesmen for the United States Steel Corp., the largest steel producer in the country, and for a number of other companies had no comment. At his home in West Chester Pa., Mullestien refused to comment Sunday night on the White House statement on his company's action. OU Dean On North Central Commission Dr. W. D. Bemmels, dean of Ottawa University, is a new member of the Commission on Col- eges and Universities of the North Central Association, elected for a year term. The commission, one of the most important in the association, acts on cases involving accredita- ,ion and considers and acts on matters of policy. Its objective is to assist in the maintenance and stimulation of quality in the institutions of the 19 states represented by the association. Bemmels has been a North Central coordinator and a member of study committees. DR. W. D. BEMMELS If Mediators Fail Boeing Workers To Quit Tonight WASHINGTON (AP)- Federal mediators make a last-ditch effort today to try to head off a machinists strike set for midnight against the Boeing Company. There was no report of progress in resolving the dispute between the firm and the AFL-CIO International Association of Machinists at a lengthy session Sunday night. "The meetings are continuing," a federal official said. "That's about all we can say." The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, other than attempting to mediate, can do nothing to head off a strike. The 80-day injunction obtained under the Taft-Hartley Act expires tkift afternoon. Production workers «t Boeing * * •* Millers Ready To Walk Out MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-The International Federation of Grain Millers said today its members will halt operations at all 14 plants of International Milling Co. Tuesday morning. H.A. Snyder, general secretary- treasurer of the Minneapolis- based union, said negotiations with the company remained deadlocked. The contract expired April 1. Issues on which negotiations stalled included fringe items, working conditions and health- welfare benefits. Wages are negotiated locally. Snyder said all locals were advised to cease working at the beginning of the first shift Tuesday. have rejected a company offer of a 22 to 38 cents an hour pay raise over a three-year period. The wage scale under the Machinists contract which expired Sept. 15, 1962 is from $1.98 to $3.27 an hour. Among other things, the Machinists seek a union shop. This would require all workers represented by the union to join it. Boeing makes the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile, at its""Seattle" (Wash.) plant. At Wichita, Kan. the company makes the Saturn rocket booster and is working on B52 jet modifications. Boeing employes also work at the Cape Canaveral (Fla.) missile tast center. * * * Rubber Workers Talk Of Strike AKRON, Ohio (AP) - United Rubber Workers union contracts with three major rubber companies expire the end of this week, and union members have voted strike authority for negotiators. Meanwhile, negotiations continue with representatives of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Cincinnati, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Columbus, and B. F. Goodrich Co. in Dayton. Members of Goodyear locals ol the URW voted strike authority Friday. Firestone locals and Goodrich locals around the country took similar action Thursday. Union and company sources have maintained strict silence on progress and issues involved in negotiations. EASTER BUNNIES HAVE NEW HOME - These two little rabbits, held by David Likes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Likes, 1040 S. Walnut, have round new home with David. They eat about anything, including milk, grass, lettuce, carrots and baby foods. (Herald Photo). 6 Nab' Own Sons SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Par- jnts of three teen-age boys marched their sons into police leadquarters of this wealthy New fork City suburb Saturday and said the boys had stolen $63,100. The theft had not been reported o authorities although the victim discovered his loss three days earlier, police said. The three teen-agers admitted stealing the money from the home of Mario Lalli in nearby New R6- chelle. Lalli describes himself as a publisher. His son, William, 22, said the money was his and that he discovered its loss Thursday. William Lalli, a magazine dig- ributor, told police the stolen money came from wedding presents he and his bride received a year ago and also from winnings at Yonkers Raceway, a harness track. The theft came to light Saturday after Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Connor Scarsdale found nearly 516,000 in the room of their son. John, 16, Asst. Dist. Atty. J; Radey Herold said. Herald said young O'Connor reported that he and three 15-year- old friends, one from Scarsdale and the other two from New Rochelle, heard about a secret cache n the Lalli home, went there one midnight.jinjJ.JjOok H- „* Police recovered $56,250. They ~ said the boys apparently entered he house through an unlocked window. Young O'Connor was held without bail on first-degree grand larceny charges. The two 15-year- olds were booked as juvenile delinquents and released in the custody ef their parents. Quiet Holiday For Students FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)—Thousands of vacationing college students began a mass exodus to their campuses today after what police said was Fort Lauderdale's quietest invasion in years. Police Chief J. Lester Holt commended the students for their behavior as they streamed out in cars, buses, trains and planes. Some hitchhiked. Only a few arrests were made and these were for minor disturb, ances. Holt estimated that at least 25,000 students spent vacations lere over the past four weeks. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness through Tuesday. Scattered thunderstorms this evening and tonight. High Tuesday in 70s. Lows tonight in 50s. KANSAS FORECAST - Scattered showers or thunderstorms developing over state and wind shifting to west tonight. Tuesday clear to part* ly cloudy and generally cooler. Low tonight 40s northwest to 55 to 60 southeast. Highs Tuesday in 70s. FIVE-DAY OUTLOOK - Tent, peraturcs Tuesday through Sat- unlay will average two to five degrees above normal west and six to 10 degrees above east with only minor day-to-day changes. Normal highs 60s, normal lows 30s to mid 40s. Precipitation will average less than half of an inch west to three-quarters to an inch east, occuring as scattered showers and thunderstorms near start of period and again near the end. High temperature Saturday. 98; Ion Sunday, 38; high Sunday, 75; low to day, 50; high year ago today, S3; low year ago today, 30; record high thii date, 89 in 1934; record low this date. 22 in 1928; hourly temperatures, 'M hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 3 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. 59 9 p .63 10 p .67 11 p _. .70 Midnight .72 .74 .74 74 ,73 69 64 .M 2 « 3 • 4 • 5 » a a 7 a m. turn. m. m. m, ra, m. m. •M M *1 .M fl

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