The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 16, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL.87 " NO. 108 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Legal Snarl In Sunday Selling Bill Hinges On Provision t ^ '£/ For Machinery Parts TOPEKA (AP) — Gov. John Anderson worked on remaining bills before him today. Major interest centered on a controversial Sunday selling bill passed at the end of the legislative session. The bill was designed to prohibit sales of a long list of items. However, some provisions of it questions about its William M. Fergu- have raised legality. Atty. Gen. son and his staff was also studying its provisions before issuing a ruling whether it is constitutional. Anderson signed a number of bills Monday, including the new water authority act, appropriation measures for colleges and universities and one granting most county officials a salary increase. The water resources bill implements a 1958 constitutional amendment which allows Kansas to participate in water conservation and flood control projects. It calls for a comprehensive state water development plan for submission to the Legislature for specific authorization and future appropriations. The college and university money bills included one for $39.8 million in general revenue funds for operation of the state schools. It also provides authority to spend approximately $36 million in student fees, federal grants and other funds. One was an appropriation from the educational building fund of |2.9 million in fiscal 1964 and StillNo Word From U.S. Steel NEW YORK (AP)-A pattern of selective price increases seemed to be taking shape today in the steel industry but there still was no word from the No. 1 producer, U.S. Steel Corp. Republic Steel Corp., the third ranking firm, fell into line with three smaller companies by posting boosts averaging $5.34 aton on products that accounted for about one-fourth of 1962 sales. The decision-making executive committee of U.S. Steel, which initiated last year's abortive price rise, was to meet in regular monthly session in New York today. Few thought (hat higher prices fixed by Republic and Pittsburgh Steel Co. Monday, and two other companies earlier, could stand up mless U.S. Steel went along. "Big Steel," as U.S. Steel is known in the trade, accounts for about one-fourth of the industry's tonnage. There was no new word from President Kennedy, following developments, from his Florida vacation site. The President last week cautioned against any upset in economic stability but conditionally approved increases on selected steel products. Tally's Toot Aren't you proud now that you've paid another installment on your free democracy. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clear to partly cloudy and not so warm tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 4*. High Wednesday in Ms. High temperature yesterday, 81; low today, U; high year ago today,- H; low year ago today, 31; record high thii date, 87 In 1888; record low this date, 38 in 11 W; hourly temperature 94 houri ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 83 8 p. m 73 10 a. m 82 10 p. m 74 11 a. m 84 11 p. m 74 Noon 84 Midnight .73 p. m. .. .89 1 a. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. >74 .77 .80 •M p. m. 78 • p. m. , n V. m .# 2 a. m. a. m. a. m. a. m. a. m 55 a. m 58 a. m M Raney, CH 2-3093 Adv. $3.7 million in fiscal 1965. He also signed the $650,000 appropriation bill for a laboratory building at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the junior college aid bill and one authorizing the State Board of Regents to enter reciprocal agreements with colleges and universities of other states. An effort by the Kansas Legislature to make .sure that fann- ers could obtain farm equipment repairs on Sunday may have rendered the Sunday sales bill ineffective. A House-Senate conference committee inserted a provision in the bill which reads: "Nor shall this act be construed to prohibit sales by any business selling merchandise pertaining to the repair and maintenance of farm equipment." Some legal authorities say the way this provision is worded it can be interpreted as allowing any retail establishment to sell whatever it desires on Sunday as long as it keeps some parts for repair of farm equipment. The bill was intended to ban Sunday sales of a wide variety of items including clothing, furniture, building materials, jewelry and appliances. Atty. Gen. William Ferguson said he is studying the bill but has not been asked for an opinion on this point. Final Frantic Rush To Render Unto Caesar The Place: The Ottawa Postoffice. The Time: The last seven minutes of Monday, April 15. The Characters: Four Ot- tawans who obviously work long hours and have little time for extra chores. Here's the drama: At 11:53 p.m. a man rushed in with his income tax form in one hand and his checkbook in the other. Since he already had a stamped envelope, all he had to do was write the check, put everything in the envelope and mail it. Out he went. Then a second man rushed in. He had everything ready to mail, including his income tax return and some other letters, but he had no stamps. Since the only stamps available in the post office at the hour are in the stamp machine, he reached into his pocket for change. AH he could find was a quarter and two dimes, so he put his two dimes in the machine for five 4- cent stamps. He needed only a 5-cent stamp to mail his tax return, but, as the final seconds ticked away, he hastily put two 4-cent stamps on the envelope and mailed it. A third man walked in, smiled wryly at his companion, and said, "You, too?" When the sec- ond man asked him if he had change for a quarter, the latest arrival gave him two dimes and a nickel. Then a fourth man rushed in and asked the second man for change. Without thinking, the second man gave him the nickel and bought more 4-cent stamps with the remaining / dimes. If he had checked the machine, he would have found that he could buy three 5-cent stamps for a nickel and a dime. But in the confusion of the moment, he again was forced to use two 4-cent stamps on letters that required only 5 cents postage. The only man to get the need- ed 5-cent stamps was the fourth, who used a dime of his own with the borrowed nickel. Then he gave Man No. 2 a 5- cent stamp, for the borrowed nickel, after Man No. 2 had mailed all his letters with eight cents on them. The third man, who had stamped his mail before entering the post office and furnished change for the others, then left. A few seconds later a postal employe came out to look for him. Although he had seemed to be the only one of the four who was ready to mail his tax return before he entered the postofficc, he had failed to put enough postage on his envelope. "I don't know why I always wait 'til the last minute," one of (he men muttered under his breath. For those who will be in the same predicament next year, the stamp machine in the post office gives five 1-cent stamps for a nickel, five 4 cents stamps for two dimes and three 5-cent stamps for a dime and a nickel. (If the rates are raised again check with the postmaster for machine rates.) The postmaster T. J. Cummings said today 4he post office was swamped with last-minute mail- ing of federal and state incomt tax returns last night. "Of course, we were swamped," said Cummings. "We worked all night long. We watch it pretty close so we can get tht proper postmarks." Cummings said no extra workers were needed to handle tht load. He said his staff has come to know what to expect and was prepared to handle the volume. Frequently pickups were made to insure that all returns mailed by midnight were postmarked on time, Cummings said. All returns picked up by midnight were postmarked early enough to meet the deadline. Recess Thresher Hearing Admiral Won't Talk In Public PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP)The Navy court of inquiry hearing testimony concerning the sinking of the nuclear submarine Thresher recessed today after saying it could not continue without the presence of an unidentified person. The court said in a statement it had "reached a point in deliberations beyond which it cannot continue without the presence of a person not now in Portsmouth." The court added it will reconvene "as soon as possible," probably later today but not before 4 p.m. The day's lone witness, the officer in command of rescue operations for the first three days after Thresher sank, told the court he had formed an opinion as to the cause of the sinking. But Rear Adm. Lawson P. Personal Income Up $1.6 Billion WASHINGTON (AP)- Personal income rose last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $452.7 billion, about $1.6 billion greater than in February, the Commerce Department reported today. As used by the department's economists, the term personal income means all types of payments to individuals— wages, sal- dividends, interest, rents, aries, etc. Disposable income in terms of 1954 prices stood at a record of almost $1,850 per person, the department calculated. Disposable income is determined after mak- ing allowance for tax and price increases. The report said gains in wages and salaries for the first three months of this year equalled the combined increase of the third and fourth quarters of 1962 and were largest since last year's second quarter advance. Personal income for the first quarter of this year amounted to .1 billion at an annual rate, $20.1 billion ahead of the first quarter of 1962. The 1963 total, however, reflected stepped up payments on government life insurance dividends to war veterans during January. Ramage added, "It is nothing I care to state in open session." Ramage, deputy commander of the Atlantic Fleet submarine force, told the court neither he or other top officers in the search and rescue phase was aware until two days later Thresher had radioed information about a "minor difficulty." Ramage said he learned of the Thresher's radio message on April 12 after the navigator of the rescue ship Skylark was transferred to the admiral's ship to be brought ashore to testify. Navigator Lt. (J.G.) James C. Watson earlier told the court the last clear message from Thresher was: "Experiencing minor difficulty. Have positive up angle. Attempting to blow." Ramage said that even if he had learned about Thresher's last message it could not have changed search and rescue plans that went into immediate effect. "The initial evaluation, however, would have been made sooner," he said. It had been expected that today's first witness would be a Navy lieutenant who took a last minute leave and missed Thresher's tragic final voyage. OU Receives Research Grant Ottawa University today received a $790 grant from the Atomic Energy Commission. This is in addition to the $7,000 grant received last December for the purchase of nuclear energy study and research equipment to be used by the physics department. The new grant is to pay fabrication costs of a plutonium- beryllium source, Dr. W. D. Bemmels, head of the department, said. Two For Miss Ottawa Wendy Edwards (left), Ottawa University freshman, art Diane Wilttamsoa, OU sophomore, •* • «f ' -- ' ""^"P »««™ ••'•MMMNW *V HMvMSJAWUHf W DVBMawaBIW Vf are among candidates in Miss Ottawa Pageant, scheduled Nay M. Pictures of other candidates will appear in future editions of The Herald. Miss Ottawa will represent city in Miss Kansas Pageant IS* ? JP"^ 1 " £!**i** ""* *"* ruMe "-«" **" ««eivt •ehotataWpa from Ottawa Pepsi- Cola Bottling Co. (PhoUw by Leo Heller) ROY DUNN Successful On Farm Front, Too Roy Dunn, outstanding athlete at Ottawa High School, finds time to keep pretty busy at his farm home near Ottawa, and is to receive the State Farmer degree, which is the third degree of Future Farmers of America. The degree is awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership and farming program. Roy is president of the Ottawa Chapter of Future Farmers of America. In his farm program during 1962 he had 60 acres of crops from which he received a production of 934 bushels. He has four beef cows and eight calves, and eight sows that produced 53 pigs. His production of pork for the year amounted to 8,900 pounds, and his beef production 1,040 pounds. During the year Roy increased his net worth by $2,324. Avoid Air Collision CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago- bound Continental Air lines jet carrying 61 persons, made a sharp climbing turn to avoid a collision with a U.S. Air Force jet tanker 29,000 feet above Grand Island, Neb., Monday. William Hart, captain of the Boeing 707, en route from Los Angeles, pulled up sharply without warning passengers in avoiding a collision. He said the Air Force plane passed under the airliner and continued on course apparently unaware of the close call. A passenger said the 53 passengers and crew of eight were badly shaken but that no one was injured. Sergeant York Off Critical List NASHVILLE, Tenn., (AP)-Doctors removed Sgt. Alvin C. York from the critical list today and said the World War I hero has shown definite improvement since Monday. York, 75, was hospitalized Saturday with pains in his chest and a blood circulatory condition. But St. Thomas Hospital authorities said he slept well Monday night and was resting well today. Bombing Charge UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —The U.N. Security Council has been called to meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday to consider Senegal's charges that planes from Portuguese territory in Africa bombed the Senegalese town of Boumak last week. So Why All The Fuss? He Went Up When Nerve Went Down LONDON (AP) — Every morning, Frank Gatesman, 51, a schoolmaster looked across the rooftops at a 500- foot television tower. After breakfast Monday he headed for the steel tower. He was about 200 feet up when an engineer spotted him* called the police, then climbed up after Gatesman. The teacher climbed to the platform on the top of the tower and began the descent. At the halfway mark he met the television engineer on his way up. They exchanged "Good mornings" in the best British tradition. The men descended. Police took Gatesman to the police station and an officer had a long talk with him. Said a police officer: "He told us why he went up there and as far as we are concerned the case is closed." Gatesman said the climb had to do with his self-confidence. "Something happened recently to shake it," he said. "I can't tell you what. I wanted to do something to test my nerve." Did Gatesman regain his self-confidence? "There's been such a fuss about my climb that I haven't really thought about that yet," he said. Pro-Reds Force Laotian Retreat VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)—Pro- Communist Pathet Lao forces today drove neutralist troops out of Ban Kosi, an outpost on the road between the provincial capital of Xieng Khouang and the Plaine des Jarres, neutralist sources reported. It was the first neutralist withdrawal reported since a resumption of fighting Sunday night broke a cease-fire agreement before it could take effect. Gen Kong Le, neutralist military leader, had refused to give up Ban Kosi and Dong Danh, 11 and 7Y^ miles respectively from the Plaine des Jarres. Informed sources said he agreed on a pullback on Sunday, then changed his mind, causing collapse of the cease-fire agreement. Neutralist sources said Kong Le's forces retreated to Ban Houa, about halfway on the rambling dirt road between Xieng Khouand and the Plaine des Jarres, a strategic plateau ringed by mountains. Kong Le has about 5,000 troops in the plateau area. The Pathet Lao are in control of Xieng Khouang. New shooting broke out shortly after the cease-fire was to become effective Sunday night. Kong Le said the pro-Communist Pathet Lao attacked his troops and six of his men were wounded. llie clash Sunday night occurred on a winding dirt road that is the only link between the provincial capital of Xieng Khouang and the Plaine des Jarres, about 27 miles away. Kong Le's neutralists, forced out of Xieng Khouang, still control part of the road. Under the cease- fire agreement they were to evacuate troops trapped at Dong Danh and Ban Kosi during the retreat eight days ago from Xieng Khou- ang. Withdrawal from both positions, sources said, would leave Kong Le with virtually no strength outside the hill-locked Plaine where most of his 5,000 troops are bottled up. Red-Faced Over His Good Deed QUENEMO—Try to do a good deed and, sometimes, you wind up with a red face. Such is the case of Hollo Hughes, Quenemo garageman. It happened this way: Roger Comstock had mentioned that he had a flat tire and that his spare also was flat. "It's fix one or walk," he lamented. Rollo was going to his garage early in the day and noticed the flat on Roger's car. He jacked the car up, took off the flat tire and carried it and the spare to his garage for repairs. Roger awakened later but was still in the dark on the good deed. He called the sheriff to report two stolen tires. Great Dane Beats Dog-Killing Rap SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP)-A big, black, 225-pound Great Dane named "Shadow" had his day in court Monday and beat a civil suit resulting from the death of a $4,000 pedigreed Shetland sheep dog. The other dog, named "Sky," died two days after a fight with Shadow. Sky's owner, Horace Byington, claimed his dog died of shock as a result of the snarling, snapping dogfight and sued for $5,000 damages for loss of Sky and $1,000 in personal injuries. He said he was bitten on the hand while trying to stop the fight. Shadow was subpoenaed by By- ington's attorney and showed up in court with his master, Bethel Buckalew, and a pal, Buckalew's 7-year-old son, Mark. "Shadow hadn't been in a fight before and doesn't even bark at other dogs," Mark told Judge Roger S. Ruffin. Later he jumped up on Shadow's back and let his feet dangle without touching the floor to let newsmen see how friendly Shadow is. Other witnesses testified that Sky died of shock after the fight last Sept. 15. Judge Ruffin ruled that the huge dog's owner wasn't liable in the death. The court will consider Bying- ten's personal injury claim later. Some Boeing Workers On Strike WASHINGTON (AP)-The Boeing Co., maker of Minuteman missiles., and the AFL-CIO Machinists Union have agreed on a new contract. But another union, the United Auto Workers, struck Boeing's Vertol Division in Philadelphia Monday night. About 4,200 UAW members walked out at five plants over a union shop issue and demands for six to nine cents an hour wage increases. Vertol makes helicopters. Current wage scales were about $2.72 an hour. The company said it had offered five to eight centi an hour increases. The machinists also were asking a union shop and reportedly did not get it. Instead a compromise was worked out requiring all new or recalled workers to be union member* unless they specifically elect to stay out of the union. I A Killing Over Late Tax Return ATIANTA, Ga. (AP)-A World War II hero, Brig. Gen. Bernard M. Davey, was shot fatally and lu's wife wounded in what she described today as an angry argument over her failure to meet income tax deadline. The shooting occurred just before Monday midnight at the Davey home Detectives said three shots were fired. Detective M. H. Medert reported that Davey, 47, died from a wound in the chest. His wife, Martha, 45, was taken to Georgia Baptist Hospital with a wound in the hip. Medert quoted Mrs. Davey as saying the argument started when her husband found that she had not completed their income tax forms. Mrs. Davey said her husband slapped and pushed her, then began firing with a pistol. She said he appeared to stumble and fall backward after the first shot and she remembered no more. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas tr«ffi$ death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Tuesday—0 During April—20 During 1963-U3 „ ^ ,, Comparable 1962 period—151 " JV

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