The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 23, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 114 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 23,1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Haven't Seen It All Yet By A. I. VAN CLEAVE If you think you've seen it all and are trying to get away from most of it, just try driving home on some peaceful afternoon after a hard day at the office. I was creeping along, maybe a mile or so slower than the 20- mile limit, when I had to slam on the brakes so as not to hit this covered wagon rolling pretty as you please north on Main. If anyone's going west these days, I want to get in on it, I decided, so I hailed the wagon boss. He pulled the new, shiny, white car with which he was pulling the wagon off the street. He wasn't going west. It was Cliff Gibson pulling this red- white-blue prairie schooner up to the place of business he calls "Elbow Lounge." He's going to paint "Elbow Lounge" on the wagon and leave it parked near the place. That settled I drove home, turning the corner at Logan and Mulberry, and parking on a spot on the lawn where I've been parking ever since I arrived in this fair city. Some fellow yelled at me that there was going to be a tree right on top of the car in a short few minutes. It was Dale Goforth who, with two other city employes, Roy Seaton and Mearl Snethen, were in the process of sawing down a giant mulberry tree on the corner of the J. H. Woke lawn at 520 E. Logan. The tree was split, see, and a threat to life and property, so down it was coming. They felled it right across Mulberry Street, where, I suppose, all good mulberry trees, hope to fall. And there it lay, its branches in the sideyard where I'd raked and pruned and hoed and mowed. And they say nothing ever happens in this burg. What's The City Coming To Anyway? IF: Covered wagon rolling slowly along North Main slows Herald Potographer who drove with one hand and shot this picture with the other. That dark rainbow at the bottom is the top of the steering wheel. And when the photographer arrived home, there were these city boys felling a giant tree right across the street and onto the spot he always parks his car. Military Huddle On Laos Crisis BANGKOK, Thailand (AP)-The United States' two top military commanders in Asia are holding consultations in Bangkok amid a crisis atmosphere generated by the military situation in Laos. They are Adm. Harry D. Felt, U.S. Pacific commander, and Gen. Paul D. Harkins, chief of American military assistance to South Viet Nam and Thailand. Harkins flew in from Saigon; Felt from Honolulu. • There was speculation that another major American military buildup here is in the offing. But Thai and U.S. officials said nothing definite has been decided. Order Economies In Postal Service WASHINGTON (AP)-The Post Office Department, reacting sharply to budget cuts by the House, ordered rigid economies today in its operations in 68 big cities. As outlined in telegrams to its largest post office the department order includes: —The threat of eliminating plans to extend delivery of mail to new office buildings and housing developments. —A ban on the hiring of new employes. —Limitation of overtime in any future accounting period to the amount paid out during the four- week accounting period ended last March 29. The telegrams to postmasters in the 68 biggest post offices were sent by Asst. Postmaster General Frederick C. Belen. Postmaster General J. Edward Day had told Congress earlier that drastic reductions in department operations would be necessary if the Senate, which is now considering the budget, went along with House cuts. The House trimmed $92 million from the $4.9-billion spending program proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and cut $8.3 million from a $166,863,000 supplemental appropriation intended to enable the department to make ends meet in the fiscal year ending June 30. Pick Erhard In Germany BONN, Germany (AP)— Representatives in Parliament of Chancellor Adenauer's Christian Democratic party today named Minister | of Economics Ludwig Erhard as their candidate to take over the chancellorship when Adenauer retires. Erhard got 159 voles. There were 47 cast against him, and 19 abstentions. Ranier, Grace Are Guests PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco were the honored guests Monday night at the fashion group of Philadephia's Crystal Ball in the Pliiladelphia Art Museum. The princess, the former Grace Kelly, received the fashion group's Crystal Bowl, special award for fashion excellence. She wore a deep blue silk organza gown. Baldwin Youth FF A Candidate MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)—One of seven Kansas Future Farmers of America will be named Kansas Star Farmer next Monday night. This year's winner will be' announced at the 35th annual convention of the Kansas Association of FFA on the campus of Kansas State University. Candidates from seven districts are Bob Fremont Homberger, Baldwin (Lawrence High School); Ronald Jordan, Beloit; Kenneth Kelley Columbus (Cherokee County Rural High School); David Lightner, Garden City; Vernon M a t h e s, Harper; Terry Odle, Glade (Stockton Rural High School); and John W. Toney Lancaster (Atchison County Community High School). Tauy's Toot We need a monsoon real soon. Two University Coeds For Miss Ottawa June Pansy Lylene Masters (left), Baker University, and Joy Lee Long, University of Kansas, are among college students competing in Miss Ottawa Pageant, scheduled at Memorial Auditorium May 3-4. Miss Masters, 5 feet, lO'/a inches, was graduated from Walton High and attended New York City University in 1962-63. Miss Long, 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High, is a freshman at KU. She's 5 feet, 7 inches, tall and has green eyes and brown hair. Ottawa Pepsi-Cola Plant will award scholarships to Miss Ottawa and two ruiuicrs-up in the pagent sponsored by Ottawa Lions. Miss Ottawa will represent city in Miss Kansas Pagent. TO WEST POINT — Mike Steere, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Steere, 1143 S. Mulberry, was informed today by Sen. Frank Calrson that he has received an appointment to West Point Military Academy and will enroll in July. Previously named the first alternate, Mike, 19, was told that the principal appointment failed and the first alternate ente- ed through another source. Mike is a graduate of Ottawa High and now is in his freshman year at Ottawa University. Plan River Warning L7 Syst em Richard Garrelt, federal meteorologist for the weather bureau at Topeka, was here today with representatives of the Corps of Engineers for a conference with Ottawa city officials relative to river warning plans in connection with the operation of the Ottawa flood protection works. Representing the Corps of Engineers were Elroy C, Balkc and Frank W. Straub. Balke is in the water control section of the Corps and Straub is in the department of operation and maintenance manuals. Representing (he city w c r e Chief of Police Eugene Flaherty and City Engineer Robert Lister. Plans are being scl up for quick communication between the weather bureau at Topeka, the Corps of Engineers at Kansas City, the city engineering department and the police department of Ottawa at limes of storms- rises in the river. Sees Khrush Bluff In Test Ban Threat WASHINGTON (AP)-Disarmament chief William C. Foster said today he does not believe Soviet Premier Khrushchev will withdraw the Soviet Union's offer of limited on-site inspections to police an atomic test ban. Foster said the United States still hopes the Soviet will join in a treaty to outlaw nuclear explosions—and he declared this would be in Russia's own best interest, as well as America's. The U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency administrator spoke at a foreign policy briefing for newsmen. The American and British ambassadors to Moscow are to see Khrushchev Wednesday on the test ban issue. There is speculation that the joint U.S.-British approach to Khrushchev could lead to a meeting, at the foreign ministers or summit level, which might deal with other East-West problems, too. But U.S. authorities labled such speculation as premature. It was understood however, that President Kennedy has not closed the door on the possiblity. Foster noted that in an interview published Monday, Khrushchev said Western insistence on inspections to guard against a test ban treaty violation was forcing Twister Damage Showers Falling In Parched East By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A storm whose winds cut a trail of destruction across Illinois and Indiana moved into the central Appalachians today, bringing limited relief to some drought- stricken sections of the East. Showers dampened a wide area from the District of Columbia to New England and more rain was expected for the Atlantic Coast states later in the day. The area has been plagued by forest and brush fires for weeks. Tornadoes Monday ni^ht ripped across a path 15 miles wide and about 200 miles long in east central Illinois from Springfield to the 'Indiana state line. More than 30 persons were injured, some seriously. The severe weather pound- The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Mostly fair tonight and Wednesday; low tonight mid anil upnt'r lids; high Wednesday in 70s. High temperature yesterday, 79; low today, 35; hi({h year ago tntluy, 75; low- year aij" today, 411; record hi«h this date, SB in 1900 and 1950; record low this date, 2!) in 1951 and 1856: hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 8 a. m 79 9 p. m 50 10 a. m 75 10 p. m 48 11 a. m 71 11 p. m 47 67 Midnight 40 1 a. in 45 ed more than 20 small communities. Scores of homes, farm buildings and business establishments were damaged. Power and communications lines were downed, trees uprooted and store front windows shattered. Heaviest hit in Illinois was Tuscola, a town of about 3,900 persons. A couple hours after the twisters struck in Illinois, tornadoes hit in Indiana, in West Lafayette and the far east side of Indianapolis. Nine persons were injured and four homes demolished in Indianapolis. Earlier Monday, a tornado swept the Frisco, Tex., area while violent wind storms lashed a five- couulv area in southeastern Iowa. Russia to consider withdrawing its offer to allow up to three on-the- spot inspections a year on Soviet soil. The United States and Britain contend at least seven on-site inspections a year arc necessary. "I don't take this as a signal" that he—Khrushchev—is going to withdraw the offer, Foster said. He said Khrushchev is well aware that no test ban pact with the West will be possible without allowing on-site inspections. And he said it is still in the Kremlin's interest to get a test ban, to save hundreds of millions of dollars yearly spent on testing and to lower the danger of atomic war through acquisition of nuclear weapons by hitherto nonnuclear powers. 03NRAD DOWNING Scholarship Need Rain Right Now, Says Roy Teacher Noon 1 p. m 65 2 p. in 64 2 a. m 43 3 p. m C4 3 u. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 0 p. in. 7 p. m. 82 01 60 56 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 11. m. 8 p. m 53 8 a. m. 41 4(1 38 37 39 42 TOPEKA (AP)-Continued dry weather in Kansas is beginning to reach a disturbing extent, Roy Free-land, secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, has warned. "With the exception of the southwest it would not be too serious," he said. "But if we don't get some moisture starting now, things are ijoing to begin Retting dangerous." Rainfall so far this year is more than two inches below normal. In the Topeka area it is 2.72 inches below normal and at Wichita it is 1.93 below. No rain is indicated for the state in the next few clays. The principal concern is the state's wheat crop. J. E. Palk'si'ii, statistician for the Stale Crop and Livestock lie- porting Service, said soil is £jet- tinj,' dryer. He predicted smaller estimated harvest yields for the year. In December the prediction svas for 254 million bushels of wheat, worms had lowered it to 213 million bushels on April 1. The estimate is above that of last year at this time but below the five-year average. Richard Garrett, meteorlogist at the U. S. Weather Bureau in Topeka, said the early dry weather is comparable to last year but there is not as much reserve from winter snows as at that time. Conrad Downing, journalism instructor at Otiawu Ili^h School, has received a summer study sclinlarship from Ihe Newspaper Furd, Inc.. New York. The .scholarship is one of a number awarded by the Newspaper , Fund annually for outstanding in; strudors who aid in the teaeh- | iny of |(!iinn:lism. The fund is supported nationally by a number of newspapers. Downing is l!u> second area recipient of such an award. Mary Hudelson, Pomona, received a similar award last year. Both were recommended for the sch<^ larships by The Ottawa Herald Downing will receive $300 for study at the University of Kansas. A graduate of Kansas State College at Pittsburg, Downing is working toward his master's degree. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv.

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