The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 18, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 110 7 CENTS OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1963 FOURTEEN PAGES THREE CHEERS FOR THE CHEERLEADERS - New Ottawa High cheerleaders pose with victory smiles after their election yesterday as next year's game and pep rally leaders. Girls are New Cyclone Cheerleaders The students of Ottawa Senior High School yesterday chose six out of 10 cheerleader candidates to kindle spirit behind OHS athletes next year. Linda Showalter, daughter of Mrs. Shirley Showalter, 1125 N. Cherry, drew the most votes and was designated head cheerleader. The other five new cheerers are Kathy Reusch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Budge Reusch, 332 S. Elm; Judy Daugharthy, daughter of Mrs. Gordon Daugharthy, 1315 S. Oak; Anne Casida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Casida, 321 W. 4th; Kay and Teresa Morrisey, daughter Reams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reams, 912 S. Cherry, and Teresa Morrisey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morrisey, 844 S. Mulberry. Cheerleaders were selected by secret ballot early yesterday afternoon, and the results of the election were posted after school let out for the day. The other candidates were Linda Ames, Cindy Christian, Sandra Gark and Roxy Lennard. (back row, from left) Anne Casida, Kay Reams, Teresa Morrisey; (front row, from left) Linda Showalter, Kathy Reusch and Judy Daugharthy. (Herald Photo) Youth Wounded In Daring Escape From Communists Stormy Outlook In Area KANSAS CITY (AP)-A severe weather and tornado forecast was issued today for parts of northeast and east central Kansas and west central Missouri. The Weather Bureau said: "Thunderstorms now in central and east portions of Kansas are expected to intensify early this afternoon and produce severe thunderstorms with the risk of tornadoes in an area along and 120 miles to the north of a line from Hutchinson, Kan., to Springfield, Mo., during period 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., CST." The Weather Bureau said the Missouri counties in the area included: Vemon, Bates, St. Clair, Henry, Pettis, Johnson, Cass, Benton, Jackson, the southern half of Lafayette and extreme southern Clay and Platte Counties. The bureau said the northern edge of the area included Johnson and the southern half of Leavenworth counties in Kansas. STARS OF "ANNE" — Playing lead roles in "Anne of Green Gables" are Bonnie Bivins (lower left,) cast as "Manila", cold, forbidding-type woman; Robert Harra, as "Matthew", Manila's lovable brother, and Susan Gleisburg, playing "Anne", the orphan who showed up when Matthew and Marilla decided to tdopt a boy. (Herald Photo) Choose 10 For4-H Round-Up The following Franklin County 4-H members were selected to attend State Round-Up this year: Joyce Schweitzer, Acorn Rustlers; Jean Reichard, Far and Near; Lois Hobbs, Princeton Jolly Workers; Karyl Higbie, SHAFF; Rita Hollinger, Silver Leaf; Denny Dunbar, Berea Boosters; Harry Peckham, Full O'Pep; Richard Alexander, Pottawatomie Valley; Jimmy Smith, Rambling Ranchers, and John Brockway, Town and Country. The 39th annual Kansas 4-H Round-Up will be June 4-8 at Kansas State University. This annual event is regarded as one of the best experiences 4-H members attend and participate in. This year the theme will be "Carrer Exploration." The delegates will have an opportunity to attend three special interest sessions and one session on training opportunities beyond high school. Those who are seniors and interested in attending college will have an opportunity to visit a staff member in the field they plan to enter. Plan To Spray For Elm Worms POMONA — Plans for spraying this town for elm worms were announced today by vian Eichinger, city clerk. She said the spraying will be early Friday morning, April 19, or late that evening, or early the next morning, depending upon the weather. Agrico Fertilizer Days Fri. & Sat. — Factory Representatives. WU1U Garden Center, 5th Cher. «. Adv. BERLIN (AP)-An East German youth who smashed through Berlin's Red wall in an East German army armored car Wednesday night was reported in satisfactory condition today despite a bullet wound in his chest. A doctor said if everything goes well, he will be out of the hospital in three weeks. Wolfgang Engels, 19, suffered wounds in his chest and hand and multiple cuts and abrasions. His daring escape was the talk of West Berlin today. Engels took the Sovet-made armored car out of the East German army garage where he worked as a civilian mechanic. Shortly before 8 o'clock Wednesday night, he careened down the east side of Elsenstrasse toward the wall, shouting, "I am going over! Who wants to go with me?' Communist border guards fired their weapons as the nine-gun ve bicle plowed into .the first concrete barrier. The impact sprung the rear armor-plated doors and two bullets hit Engels. The car got stuck in the second wall, which forms the border with West Berlin. Unable to crawl through the hole because the car was block- ng it, the wounded youth climbed atop the seven-foot wall, shouting for help. As the East Berlin guards kept firing, the youth got tangled in •he barbed wire atop the wall, then pitched forward and hit the sidewalk in the West Berlin district of Neukoelln, in the American sector. A lone West Berlin policeman, on patrol near the scene, fired several shots into the East sector in an attempt to give the youth cover. The officer was slightly injured by concrete fragments splintered off the wall by the East German bullets. Angry West Berliners were held back from the wall by West Berlin police. Many shouted "Pigs!" and "Murderers!" as the East German guards pulled the armored car out of the debris. Tally's Toot Bet that young German will appreciate liberty more than many of us who've been free all our lives. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv Extend Soybean Deadline WASHINGTON (AP)-The Agriculture Department gave farmers two additional months in which to redeem 1962 .crop, soybeans placed under price support loans. The action was designed to give producers more time to take advantage of current favorable market prices. The loans, made at an average price of $2.25 a bushel, had been scheduled to expire May 31. But the expiration date was postponed until July 31, at which time any soybeans still under loan will be taken over by the department as full payment of the loan. Market prices for soybeans have been running 25 cents a bushel or more above the loan rate. Hence, there is an advantage to growers in redeeming the stored crop. On March 31, about 53 million bushels remained under loan. Thresher Had Faults, Says Officer PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) The electrical officer of the ill- fated nuclear submarine Thresher dramatically testified today the ship experienced many mechanical difficulties up to the eve of her sailing for what was to become a fatal test dive. The testimony was given by Lt. Raymond McCoole, 33, who would have been the Thresher's 130th victim except for a stroke of fare. McCoole said that on the night of April 8, the day before the Thresher sailed for its rendezvous with disaster, crewmen and shipyard workers were correcting, what he described as sail and rudder planes. McCoole told the court of inquiry faults were found in the air and hydraulic systems on Thresher before she sank April 10 in 8,400 feet of water. "The air systems were a continuing problem," he said. Some Opposed To Annexation Locker Beef Front Qtrs. Ib. 33 cents. Hind Qtrs. Ib. 39 cents. Side of Beef Ib. 35 cents. Waymires Food Mart. Adv. The matter of the proposed annexation of areas along both sides of highway US59 at the south edge of Ottawa came up for discussion at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. The question was raised a few weeks ago when property owners said the area had a septic tank problem and asked that the areas be brought into the city and served with sanitary sewer lines and other facilities. Last night a different group of property owners presented a petition and protested against the annexation. Some of the group stated: "Our septic tanks are working properly, and we don't feel we should be brought into the city because other septic tanks are not functioning properly." It was suggested that if some septic tanks operate properly and others do not, it may be a subject for the board of health to look into. The city commissioners said the matter will be referred to the planning commission again and to the county health officer. It was explained that the petition presented would have no legal bearing on the matter, since the area is not in the city of Ottawa, but that it would serve to give the city officials a guide as to the sentiment of the people of the area relative to the proposed annexation. The planning commission has previously recommended the annexation. Farmer Put Out LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A farmer, enraged because he was evicted from his home, burned three barns and then drove 40 itnles to Lexington whore he set fire to a house and a store Wednesday, police said. David M. Elam 36, of Waddy, was arrested and charged with three counts of malicious burning. Lexington officials said they are preparing warrants against Elam for arson. Sheriff William S. Proctor said Elam was served eviction papers after Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Allen told Judge Coleman Wright that no payment had been made on the property occupied by Elam, his wife and three children. Proctor said Etam jjii! gasoline on the Allen home and store and set them ablaze. 'Anne Finds HerAHome WELLSVILLE - The senior class of Wellsville High Friday night will present a tender 3-act lomedy, "Anne of Green Gables." Low Frisbie, English teacher, s the director. Showtime at Wells- ille High is 8 p.m., and tickets are 75 cents for adults and 50 :ents for students. Susan Gleisburg plays Anne, an orphan child who comes to ive at a home at which a boy ad been ordered. There she finds Matthew, play- xl by Robert Harra, a lovable man who opens his heart to the girl, and Marilla, played by Bonie Bivins, Matthew's cold, un- riendly sister. The play has a cast of 14, in- lading Pam Poole, Lois Schendel, Omcra Knoop, Jean White- ord, Janet Reeves, Nancy Haris, Nancy Shannon, Carol Lawrenz, Dale O'Connor, Roger Johnston and Larry Denton. Agrico Fertilizer Days Fri. & Sat. — Factory Representatives Willis Garden Center, 5th Cherry. Adv. 500 See Handiwork Of Young Scientists II1M i if GRADE SOMETHING LIKE THE OLD EDISON — These two Melvern High freshmen are justly proud of their science fair projects. Both girls made phonographs out of wood scraps, boards, nails and drive belts. Needles attached to small cans and cone-shaped pieces of paper reproduce sound from records. Girls are Donna Kramer (left), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Kramer, Melvern, and Nancy Patterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Patterson, Melvern. Both girls were awarded first-place blue ribbons. (Herald Photo) MELVERN - An estimated 00 people turned out last night o see science on display in the gymnasium of Melvern High chool where students of Grades 1 through 9 were exhibiting projects that ranged from food and vater to spacecraft. Ribbons and trophies were given as awards for the projects that seemed to run the gamut in both ;he physical and biological sciences. Sonic of the projects were displays of the various systems of Jie human body, entomology and rock or geology exhibits, home made record players, door bell devices and dry cell electric switches. "The students put out most of the work with advice from teachers," according to Richard Driver, high school science teacher. "We had to help some of them pick a project, but they did the work — a good deal of it at home." Preston Pierce, eighth grade teacher; Mi's. Alma Orear, fifth grade teacher, and Driver were among the teachers who super vised the projects and the fair The students picked projects a the beginning of the school year last September and have worket on them since, Driver said. Arlon Bryson, school superinten dent said a recent change to a set of textbooks by one author and the science fair projects have helped increased interest in the subject. Bryson said in previous years ach grade used textbooks by ifferent authors and that year after year the same material vas covered in nearly the same manner as in the year before. Tie new books by one author ov- rlap each year, and, the same material is not covered more than once except as a review. The application of science hrough projects has given stu- lents more insight into the work- ngs of science and made the subject more interesting, too, according to Bryson. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Scattered showers and thunderstorms extreme east early this evening, followed by partly cloudy skies tonight and Fri-day. No important temperature changes. Lows tonight in 50s. High Friday in 70s. High temperature yesterday, 86; low today, 55; high year ago today, 80; low year ago today, 37; record high this date, 87 In 1948; record low this date, 29 In 1901; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today. 9 a. m ....... 74 9 p. m ........ 65 10 a. m 11 a. m Noon 1 p. 2 p. 3 p. 4 p, 5 p. 6 p, 7 P, 8 P m. m. m. m, m. m. m. m. .78 .81 81 .82 84 .85 .84 .82 .79 .75 69 10 p. m ........ 62 11 p. m ....... 58 Midnight ...... 55 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. Freezer Wrapped 10 Ib*. Rib Steak $3.95. 10 Ibs. Sirloin Steak $4.95 10 Ibs. T-Bone Steak $5.95. Waymires Food Mart. Adv. KEITH YAGER New Wire Chief Here Keith Yager, formerly of Ellsworth, is the new wire chief at the Ottawa plant of Southwest- cm Bell Telephone Co. He succeeds Ray Hall who has been transferred to the c o m- pany's plant at Mission. Yager has been at Ellsworth four years as wive chief. He is a native Kansan, born and reared on a farm northwest of Salina. He has been with Southwestern Bell 10 years. Yager and his wife, Jane, have three children, Cynthia, 7, Ruthie 5, and Mike, 2. Mrs. Yager and children will remain in Ellsworth until school is out and plan to move to Ottawa about July 1. Yager is at the present time president of the Ellsworth Rotary Club. YOUNG BIOLOGIST — Bob Bostrom, seventh grader at Melvcrn School, holds trophy he won last night at school science fair fur his exhibit of digestive and other systems of body. Trophies were awarded to students with best displays in each grade. Bob is son of Mr. a Mrs. Clarence J. Bostrom, Melvern. (Herald Photo) Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Thursday—1. For April—21. For 19fi3—114. Comparable 1962 period—133. Freezer Wrapped 10 Ib. Chuck Roast $3.95 10 Ib. Blade Roast $2.95. 10 Ib. Boiling Beef $1.95. Waymires Food Mart. Ad?.

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