The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 22, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 113 •——•—«__ A OTTAWA, KANSAS MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGE8 Wind Wh I Raging Brush Fires Sear Bone-Dry Eastern Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A weekend of raging brush fires and building blazes took at least six lives, left many hundreds homeless and caused millions of dollars worth of damage in the bone - dry eastern area of the country. The weather bureau in New York said the first substantial rain in the stricken area is expected in Pennsylvania and Maryland tonight. Showers were forecast for today in parts of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, upper New York State and Virginia. Three members of a New Jersey family were missing. Police said they may have burned to death when a forest fire engulfed their home. Emergency crews moved from one scarred spot to another to restore electricity, telephone service and water supplies. Emergency shelters were provided for many families. Others were taken in by relatives and friends. From Maine to Virginia, thou- sands of firemen fought blazes. Most of tte fires were reported extinguished or under control today. More than 350 homes were destroyed or badly damaged and about 300,000 acres were blackened in raging brush fires, whipped by high winds, on New York City's Staten Island and in New Jersey. Ten square miles of Staten Island were burned over. The greatest devastation in New Jersey was in the southern part of the state. Bernard Bartlett, assistant state fire warden in New Jersey, called the fires "the worst I can remember in the 30 years I've been with the fire warden's office." In addition to the New York- New Jersey areas, the worst fire damage Saturday was in the Baltimore, Md.; Biddeford, Maine, and King George County, Va., areas. In western and central Pennsylvania, new forest fires broke out Sunday. Airline Must Hire Negro WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today, in the case of a Negro seeking a job as an airline pilot, that the states may forbid discriminatory hiring practices by interstate carriers. The decision set aside a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. This is the background of the case: Marlon D. Green, 33, a former Air Force captain, in 1957 sought a job with Continental Air Lines Inc., Denver, Colo. The Negro said Continental in an examination found he was qualified but he was not given employment. White men who also were tested got jobs, Green related, although he had more flying experience. Green complained to the Colorado Anti discrimination Commission which ordered Continental to enroll Green at first opportunity in its next pilot-training class. Colorado's Supreme Court over turned the state commission order, holding that the commission lacked authority over Continental because it is an interstate carrier. Green and the commission next appealed to the high tribunal. The Supreme Court decision means the commission can proceed to enforce its order against the airline. Missed A Chance To Rain TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas missed another chance for drought-break ing rains overnight but apparently will get only a brief drop in temperatures. A low front crossed the state rapidly late Sunday and touched off scattered thunderstorms. Lawrence's .2 of an inch was the only amount reported officially from the front. Temperatures will drop consid eraly over the state tonight but a new high pressure system will begin boosting them again by Tuesday. Skies will be cloudy at times Monday night but will generally be clearing by late tonight and Tuesday. May Return »/ U.S. Troops To Thailand WASHINGTON (AP) - High ranking U.S. authorities said today there is a possibility U.S. troops might be sent back to Thailand because of the Red threat in neighboring Laos. But they did not predict this would happen. They spoke of the serious situation there as President Kennedy met during the morning with the National Security Council to discuss Laos. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said he did not expect any announcement afterward. The authorities would not speculate on just what U.S. military moves might be taken, although conceding that U.S. troops could be returned to the strife-torn Southeast Asian monarchy. Women's Heels, 4.99-6.99. Self Serv. Dept. Paines Bootery. Adv. BOOK DISPLAY - Library aides at Carnegie Free Library assists in preparations for National Library Week by arranging display of books on theme "Reading - The Fifth Freedom - Enjoy It." Girl Scouts will give 38 hours of service each to earn bars. Standing from left, are Connie Warnock, Linda Loyd and Janice Wittmeyer. Seated are Sandra Cook (left) and Dalene Waymire A special •vent this week will be Business Men's Coffee Thursday from I to 11 a.m. (HearM Photo bv Lois Smith) ' ji^hlijffl^ 'i !i !'''i"'l' ll| ' ,'! ''• '!','',,',' ', • '';":">: ' i,'i' l ' l ' l '' l !"' l ''<-' l '''!.' l "l, i l.' 1 ''•!' "M ' ;L J 'W$l\4.V|il ,,!;•! ..... i »'.', „ !....,!.".' J'!j,,,:ij'''ii' ,!'..!!•' U A ',«"', ...... i' • i A THIRSTY FIELD BY A DUSTY ROAD - This field northwest of Ottawa, is concerned, with 1963 rainfall so far amounting to only 3.82 inches, compared with plowed open to receive seed and moisture, has been getting only dust fogged up by 7.97 by April 22 last year and 8.70 normal for first four months. (Herald Photo) passing cars. Franklin County farmland is approaching critical stage where moisture Still Hope For Peace In Laos VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)-With a new cease-fire promise from the Pathet Lao, neutralist Premier Souvanna Phouma says "all hopes are not lost to restore peace" in northern Laos. Souvanna appeared doubtful, however, that the latest stop-gap arrangement will work any better than last week's cease-fire. It was broken within hours. Souvanna reported after a flying visit to the Pathet Lao headquarters of his half-brother, Prince Souphanouvong, that the pro-Communist command agreed to halt its drive against the Plaine des Jarres until after the premier returns to the area in a day or so to resume peace efforts. Men, If Your Feet Hurt, try the Real McCoys Paines Bootery. July Look In Apr* I As County Thirsts By A. I. VAN CLEAVE There's something of a dry, mid-summer look about the fields and pastures and lawns of Franklin County. There's a shortage in lushness and size to the plants that green in the spring. The plowed fields, some plant- are gray and send up dust swirls when disturbed. Skylines of foliage are blurred in the distance from the dust lucked up by vehicles and whipped by the constant wind. Pastures and lawns are spotted — the grass lacking yet the kickoff of normal spring rainfall. The wheat fields are green, true, and some corn is up. People close Adv. to the fanner say that while the Good Fish Story Spoiled By Catch Mrs. Ted Crumm, 814 W. 6th, had a good fish story going for awhile Saturday. She had taken her son, Danny, and a neighbor boy, Tom Murphy, out for some angling on a pond, and she got a bite. In the tugging that followed the line broke. The only hooks the trio had were on the lines. Tom gave Mrs. Crumm his hook. About 15 minutes later, Mrs. Crumm caught a bullhead (catfish). In its mouth, bait still on, was the lost hook. "I'd told the boys the one that got away must have been at least 5 pound s," Mrs. Crumm said. "Then I catch this half- pound bullhead with my lost hook in its mouth." Another catch, weighing a pound, helped her feelings. *•¥••¥• While we're on the subject of fishing, two Ottawans were telling today of their fine catches on the Osage River in Missouri. Gene Gates and Fred McDaniels each caught a spoonbill (catfish) weighing a little more then 49 pounds. moisture situation could be lots better, there's no reason yet for alarm. "A couple, perhaps three 2-inch rains would make the wheat crop," said Lyle Grier, Ottawa Co-Op manager. "We'll take one tonight and another in about three weeks," he said. Grier said the case for wheat in Eastern Kansas usually is too much moisture instead of too little. But you can have too little and, without mote one of these days, that's what we'll have. The corn crop so far is a question mark. Many farmers have already planted, and some have corn up. Others would like more moisture close to the surface to help germination. Dairymen are concerned about their pastures. Spring grazing is an important asset in their operations, and, so far, the grass has been slow to respond. "Pond levels, particularly large water areas tapped by evaporation," are down, said Irving Ross, SCS work unit conservationist. The wind, with us almost daily now for several weeks, has been an accessory in the dryness, said Fredrick Wood, County ASCS of- And rainfall has been below normal since last October. Last year by April 22, Ottawa had received 7.97 inches of rain, 4:15 more than this year's total. And the normal figure for the first four months of a year is 8.70. Here are the monthly rainfall figures for Ottawa, this year's first, last year's second and the normal third. January — .82, 2.59, 1.37 February — .16, 1.75, 1.24. March — 2.29, 3.32, 2.54. April, so far — .55, .31 and the full-month normal, 3.55. fice manager. It's still a bit early for milo and soybean seeding. A good rain would help in this respect, too. Most farmers agree that if you have to have a dry month, it should be April. But this may not reckon with the moisture shortages of previous months this year. So far, in 1963, Ottawa has received only 3.82 inches of rain. Summerettes—Paines Bootery. Adv. Ottawan On Winning Team Dave Rybolt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rybolt, 1023 N. Cedar, is a member of the University of Kansas team that won the National Intercollegiate Bowling Association tournament Saturday at DeKalb, Dl. KU scored 97.26 points in th* 10 games, with one point gained for each line won and each 100 pins. Terrell Hays led KU with 2039 pins in 10 games. Set Bond Vote NEODESHA, Kan. (AP)-SchooI patrons will vote May 14 on • $450,000 bond issue proposal to buy a site, build a school and equip it. Men's Dress Shoes, 7.99, Self Serv. Dcpt. Paines Bootery. Adv. Funny Fantasy Is OHS Drama If a trip to Never-Never Land with Peter Pan used to fascinate you back when you were a child, you're bound to enjoy the latest "The Mouse That Roared," to be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 26-27, in Memorial Auditorium. In a world racked with crisis and counter crisis, "The Mouse That Roared" lends that light touch to the gentle art of declaring war, especially when the declarer, a small country, picks on ca. the Otta United States of Ameri and wins. Jane Feuerborn, OHS drama coach, is trying her hand at directing a play with 32 characters and selected the vehicle with full knowledge of the problems ahead. "I'm glad that we selected a play that gives this manv people an opportunity to preform. I have a few problems, the cast, the crew, the ticket sales and the audience. There aren't any real physical problems dealing with the play just mental," smiled the director. Anne Machin, Ottawa senior, plays the lead role of Gloriana, with Teny Wollcn as Tully Bas. com. Tony Warren, Ben Park and Bob Nordykc are cast in the major supporting roles of leaders of a parlv. the mad-scientist and the president of the United States. Three Ottawa High School junior girls entered scholarship competition on the state level Friday at Emporia and Lawrence and came home with proof that study is beneficial. Susan Sandow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sandow, 1119 S. Main, and Margery Golden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Golden, 703 S. Cedar, attended the Future Business Leaders of America state convention at Emporia and won wa Girls Are Scholarship Stars C n U««1 2 I • __l- . i > .. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Clearing and much colder tonight with temperatures down to 25 to 40. Fair Tuesday with temperatures in 60s. High temperature Saturday. 84; low lunday, 48; high Sunday, 87; low today, 87; high year ago today, 62; low year ago today, 82; record high this late, 92 In 1853; record low this date, 8 in 1>31; hourly temperatures, 24 lours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 65 B p. m 68 U a. m 69 10 p. m 75 73 11 p. m 74 .... 77 Midnight 73 1 a. m. Joon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. p. m. .81 , 86 83 , 82 , 79 , 77 73 71 m 73 m 73 m 73 m 73 m 72 .72 75 m. m. RED WING Boots-Work Shoes —Paines Bootery. Adv. high contest ratings in competition with 800 Kansas students. Margery won a first-place rating in a beginning shorthand contest and Susan won a second place rating in a beginning typing contest. Linda Showalter, 1125 N. Cherry, was awarded a second place rating in the State Speech Festival at Lawrence. Linda, daughter of Mrs. Shirley Showalter, previously had won a first place rating in a regional speech contest. According to W. P. Shephard, Ottawa High principal, Linda's regional rating qualified her for participation in the state festival. Shepard said he and the high school faculty were particularly proud of the three girls, since a great deal of academic achievement goes unnoticed. He said the girls' accomplishments are particularly outstanding, considering the high caliber competition involved. Tally's Toot Mrs. Crumm found her hook even if she did lose 4'/ 2 pounds of fish. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. % '• * * '^" •> s '< l < I , '.' ': A\V'. K'.vM ~ <. ^ ' \> ' ~ ••*•••>•*, <A , - *. s> > ,-. , •* > < • f >) •. -^ -"*- ".,,." ; - - »<; :••'•«-' , jxli ** - , . . •.* j::/';^ ? ACADEMIC CONTEST WINNERS - Itase Ottawa High School Junwn look over program book after returning home from academk OTsMfe in Emporia and Lawrence where they won high honors. Girls are (from left) SUSM Saodmv, Linda Showalter and Manery Goldea. (Uerali Photo) »-"«•

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