The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 19, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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Friday, April 19, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD I 1 ' V VOL. 67 NO. Ill 7 CENTS OTTAWA, KANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1963 TEN PAGES Budget Cut Would Idle One Million, Says JFK Makes Plea For His Program WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy said today a $5 billion cut in his budget would cost a million jobs and offset all the benefits from a proposed tax cut. In an address prepared for a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the President said he wasn't saying that federal spending is desirable just for the sake of spending, or that economy efforts should stop. But, in words aimed obviously at Republican critics who have been calling for reductions of up to $15 billion in his $100 billion budget, Kennedy said: "But I am saying that carefully screened and selected federal expenditure programs can play a useful role, both singly and in combination; that to cut $5 billion to $10 billion from the proposed budget would harm both the nation and the typical neighborhood in it; and that the right way to a balanced budget is to seek first PANTHER BOOSTERS — Williamsburg High School's new cheerleaders, who'll lead yells for Panthers next year, represent good cross section of the student body. Only one of girls has a Williamsburg address. Others live near surrounding towns in school district. Girls are (back row, from left), Donna Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis, Williamsburg; Joyce Schweitzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Schweitzer, Princeton, (front row, from left), Linda Seaton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Seaton, RFD 3, Ottawa, and Connie Kendall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kendall, Waverly. (Herald Photo) Postpone Water Sports Event Until Next Year a balanced economy. The tax cuts [ have proposed, and the level of expenditures I have proposed, lave been carefully fitted together with that chief objective in mind." For the most part, the speech dealt with economics at home. Kennedy drew a picture of a typical American community he called "Random Village," and told at length how it is affected by activities of the federal government. But the President also referred at the outset to the Cuban invasion fiasco of two years ago and the handling of the Cuban crisis of last October, and he said that "there is today more widespread assurance that both peace and freedom can prevail." He added that, while vigilance cannot be relaxed, there is a tendency among many newspaper readers and writers to devote more attention to the domestic scene. So he, too, concentrated on that. In toto, the speech added up to massive plea for the program he has submitted to Congress, including his proposed $10 billion net tax cut, spread over three years. As for the average family man in "Random Village," Kennedy said, the cut would reduce his federal taxes about 20 per cent. The whole community, he said, "will benefit even more from the stimulation in jobs and personal income that the tax cut will give to the nation." "The federal government is the people—and the budget is a reflection of their needs," Kennedy said. He said that to cut a dollar of expenditures for every dollar cut in taxes would remove with one hand the stimulus given with the other. "Let us understand, then," the President said, "that every dollar cut in federal expenditures cuts even more from our gross nation al product. A cut of $5 billion now from the proposed federa' budget, as many have suggested would cause one million fewer jobs by the end of the fiscal year It would offset all the benefit which the tax cut would have brought by then. "And if that lower level of ex penditures were maintained there after, it would eventually cause not only a recession, but an even greater budgetary loss in revenue than the amount supposedly saved." Kennedy as repeating here familiar arguments he has laid down before. A $15 billion budget cut, Kennedy repeated, would cripple the nation's defenses, make it permanently second-best in space, and "virtually turn the clock back in every American community." Plans for a water sports and recreation meeting that was to have been held here May 11 have been changed, it was announced following a meeting yesterday at the North American Hotel. The meeting will not be until sometime in 1964, and it may be coordinated with the dedication ceremonies for Pomona Reservoir, flood control project now nearing completion at a point 18 miles west of Ottawa. Several factors entered into the decision to delay the meeting, and one of the main factors was the fact that by waiting until next year it will be possible to have some of the activities at the lake which will then be in existence. The big dam is nearing completion and will be in readiness for impounding of water with the late summer and fall rains this year. Attending the meeting here yesterday were Lew Paramore, Kansas City, and Dick Bond, who is an administrative assistant for Congressman Robert Ellsworth. Paramore, well known in Ottawa, is the Missouri Basin regional director for the Mississippi Valley Association and execu tive secretary for the Missouri Arkansas Basins Association. The water sports and recrea- in the coming year is to em- ihasize.the importance of the recreational potential of Pomona Reservoir and other projects of the same type in the eastern part of Kansas. Ottawa was chosen for ;he event because Pomona Reservoir is nearing completion. In connection with the meeting there will be displays of recreation equipment, including boats, and, with the lake in existence at Pomona Reservoir it will be possible to see various models of boats, water skiing equipment, fishing equipment and other equipment for water sports in actual use on a large body of water. Attending the meeting yesterday with Paramore and Bond were Mayor Charles Williamson; Harold Crawford, president of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce; George Lister, president of the Missouri - Arkansas Basins Association; Russell Crites, president of the Marais des Cyg- nes Valley Flood Control Association; Peg Carr of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce; Roberl Lister, city engineer; Rod Cupp of Radio Station KOFO, and Lamar Phillips of the Ottawa Herald. The Corps of Army Engineers Kansas City, has stated that ful cooperation of that agency will be given for tours of the Pomon Reservoir area in connection with the Ottawa meeting. Calm After Accusations Against JFK WASHINGTON (AP)—The Kennedy administration has met with as little fuss as possible a Cuban exile leader's charge that President Kennedy backed down on a promise of a second invasion of Cuba. "Highly inaccurate and distorted,' the State Department said of Jose Miro Cardona's accusations—repeating what it said Monday night when some of the Cuban's charges were first reported —and then the administration lapsed into frigid silence. From the President down, Washington officials are represented as determined not to engage in a running fight with Miro, who quit as president of the Cuban Revolutionary Council Thursday night as he issued his 6,500 word statement. Home Show Booths Are Going Fast Going, going and just about gone is the way it is with the 55 display booths in Ottawa's Home Show, scheduled at the National Guard Armory Friday through Sunday, June 7-9. Harold Gahagan, at a meeting last night of the committee planning the Home Show and Parade of Homes to be held in conjunction, said 50 of the booths already had been assigned. Enthusiasm and participation in the show is growing fast after last year's first show attracted more than 5,000 people. Among decisions made last night was that the home show will be free and that there'll be numerous free prizes, with drawings each night. Many, if not all, of the stores with displays will offer prizes. Visitors may register at any booth. All ticket stubs will go into one hopper. Before the show opens a drawing will be conducted to determine the order in which the prizes will be given away. Don Gorton, chairman for the Parade of Homes event, said three builders have arranged to show a home each. A builder is charged $35 for a home on the tour. Exhibitors at the Home Show pay $25 per booth. The Home Show will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. each day. Drawings for prizes will be at 8:30 each night. Of course a person doesn't have to be present at that time to win. Red Troops Hammer At Plaine Des Jarres PAUL TROOP Name New Principal At Princeton Paul Troop, 32, formerly of Me- Cune, will be principal of Prince on high and grade schools for he 1963-64 school year, Charles \. McAnarney, Joint District 10 uperintendent, has announced. Troop will succeed J. G a r J Woodward. Troop has taught business education at Miami, Okla., High School for the past two years. Prior to that time h« aught in the Cherryvale system. Troop is married. He received his bachelor of science degree in education and master of science degree in school administration at Kansas State College, Pitta- burg. Troop and his wife are expected to move to Franklin Coun- y early in the summer. VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)-Pro- Communist Pathet Lao forces today launched an attack on the strategic Plaine des Jarres after riving neutralists from their last tronghold outside the area, neu- alist officials announced. In what appeared to be a move o solidify their control of all orthern Laos, the Pathet Lao Iso brought the main airstrip on le Plaine des Jarres under ar- illery fire, these sources said, 'he field is I he last main supply me for the neutralists. A spokesman for the neutralist :oalition premier, Prince Sou- 'anna Phouma announced the at- ack on the Plaine des Jarres, where Gen. Kong Le and his estimated 5,000 neutralist troops are bottled up. He said the attack followed the all of Phong Savan, the neutral- st stronghold about 10 miles east of the plain. The garrison at D hong Savan withdrew in panic after 24 hours of violent artillery Dombardment, neutralist sources said. The spokesman said Souvanna las called in the British and Soviet ambassadors — representing he two countries that were cochairman of the Geneva confer- Agrico Fertilizer Days Fri. & Sat. — Factory Representatives. Willis Garden Center, 5th Cherry. Adv. All Eyes On Rietta For Her Final Act By PAT HALL Written for The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - There wasn't a sound in the main arena of the Omaha Civic Auditorium as 42-year-old Yetta Grotofent fell 50 feet to her death. "It's all part of the act," a woman sitting behind me said. It looked too easy. Too pat. Yetta, billed as "Miss Rietta," had just completed a head-stand on the sway pole and had carefully regained her footing for the finale of her act. Ringmaster Carl Strong's voice riveted the attention of the 4,666 spectators on Yetta's swaying form: "Miss Rietta will now perform one of the most dangerous and hazardous feats ever performed by any high sway pole artist with- out the aid of any safety device whatsoever. "Let all eyes be upon Rietta." It seemed from where I sat, almost directly beside the sway pole, that Miss Rietta had started her finale. She gave the pole a couple of tentative sways and then seemed to bend over to adjust her footing. Then, almost gracefully, she fell over backward, her body tucked slightly like a diver executing a back-flip. She plummeted and there wasn't a scream from the audience. They'd seen it before. The performer suddenly falls but is saved from the very brink of death by an almost invisible rope. But this time, it wasn't part of the act. Yetta Grotofent's body plummeted, and struck a guy-wire about 15 feet from the arena floor. It spun like a rag doll and she hit the green sawdust with a sickening wet splat. The spotlight looked down on her body, and then, guiltily it seemed, blinked out. A murmur ran through the crowd as the spectators began to realize what they had just witnessed. A Shriner in a red fez ran over to Miss Rietta's spread-eagled form. He was soon joined by a roustabout and a white-suited clown who looked grim, even through his painted smile. Police and fellow performers tenderly eased the body of the performer to the stretcher as the ringmaster ran up and ordered the band to break into another number. The next act began an almost frantic effort to divert the attention of the audience. But all eyes were on Rietla. Wellsville Boy State Farmer Douglas Higbie, son of Mr. anc Mrs. Edwin Higbie, Wellsville will be awarded the State Farm er degree at the 35th annual con vention of the Kansas Associa tion of Future Farmers of Amer ica Monday night, April 29, a Kansas State University, Manhat tan. Douglas will receive the de gree at the same time Roy Dunn Ottawa, is honored. Only two per cent of the FFA membership is named for th honors each year, according t C. C. Eustace, state advisor. Beef cattle, dairy cattle, hog and crops are part of Douglas farm program. Starting with net worth of $1,095 three year ago, he has increased it to $4 107. Douglas is president of h i chapter of the FFA and has bee a delegate to the state conven tion. He also is president of th SHAFF 4-H Club, a member o the Franklin County 4-H coun cil and treasurer of his class a Wellsville High School. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-309 Adv ence guaranteeing Laos' neutrality last July. He also summoned he three international control commissioners, representing India, Canada and Poland, to tell ;hem about the situation. Souvanna warned Thursday that he Pathet Lao was following a >recise plan to wipe out neutralist buffer troops, raising the :hreat of renewed civil war with the rightist faction in the coalition The plain area is about 110 miles north of Vientiane. Neutralists sources said Kong Le was able to reorganize his panicked troops in positions on the perimeter of the Plaine des Jarres after the fall of Phong Savan. The onslaught had been expect ed, since the plain straddles one of the chief north-south routes and the Pathet Lao needs it to solidify control of northern Laos. More Lesson Than Planned A lesson in obstetrics wasn't planned in Mrs. Eva Fleming's first grade class at Lincoln School yesterday, but that's how things wound up after Mrs. Fleming, 625 N. Cherry, brought two sea horses to class to show the students. While the children and Mrs. Fleming were watching the sea horses after studying a "National Geographic" article about them, 18 blessed events took place right before their eyes. Mrs. Fleming said she ordered a male and female dwarf sea horse from a company in Miami, Fla. The "horses" arrived in good shape and ready to be ob- served. The 18 births were no counted on. "We didn't get much done UN rest of the day," Mrs. Fleming said. "The children could no get their minds off the sea horses Today other classes are visiting our room to see them." The male sea horse, seemingly contrary to nature, bears th young ones, according to Mrs Fleming, and ol' dad did real well yesterday and he and the young ones are doing fine. So is Mom. The dwarf parents are about one and three-fourths inches tall. The "colls" are about half an inch long at birth. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffit death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Friday—4. For April—21. For 1963-114. Comparable 1962 period—133. Tauy's Toot It's a woman's world where seahorses dwell. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - MOB*. ly fair and a little cooler to* night. Westerly winds diminishing this evening. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday. Low tonight near 40. High Saturday in 70s. High temperature yesterday, 79; lev today, 48; high year ago today, 78; low year ag« today, 43; record high thU date. 85 In 898; record low this dat«, 31 In 1943; hourly temperature!, 34 hours ending t a.m., today: 9 a. m 73 9 p. m. .. 10 a. m 72 10 p. m. .. 11 a. m 70 11 p. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. | 4 p. m. f> p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. in. 8 p. m. .72 Midnight 1 a. m. .75 .75 .77 ,.78 ,.76 , ,74 , ,71 m. m. m. m. m. m. m. M 64 60 SI M 54 .51 .50 4» .41 50 .51 Agrico Fertilizer Days Fri. It Sat. — Factory Representative* Willis Garden Center, 5th Cher. ry. Adv. Williamsburg Misses For Miss Ottawa Nancy Lee Bethel! (left) and Janice Anne Milliken, Williamsburg High seniors, are candidates for Miss Ottawa, to be chosen May 4 at the close of 2-night pageant in Memorial Auditorium. Miss Bethel! is the brown-eyed, brown-haired daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bethel!. Janice, a green-eyed brunette, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Milliken. Both fhrfa an leaders at Williamsburg High. Ottawa's PepsKCola Plant wil award scholarships to Miss Ottawa and two nmnen-up. Mia Ottawa will represent city in Miss Kansas Pageant at Pratt (Photos by Leo Beltar>

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