OTTAWA HERALD VOL. «7 NO. 115 OTTAWA, KANSAS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1963 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Ask Work Plan For Idle Young THE DUCHESS* ARCHERS — This is armed forces of Grand Dutchy of Fenwick that will defeat U.S. troops on Memorial Auditorium stage at 8 Friday and Saturday nights when all-school cast of Ottawa High presents "The Mouse That Roared." Pic- 'Mouse' Roars Funnily By DICK CRAWFORD Ottawa High's all-school play, "The Mouse That Roared," prom- tees to be unforgettable. The play centers-around the little bankrupt country of Grand Fenwick that is ruled by the 22- year-old Grand Duchess Gloriana, played by Anne Machin. The duchess and her advisors decide the best way to overcome the nation's financial problem is to go to war with the United States and lose — that way the U. S. will rehabilitate Grand Fenwick and all the difficulties will be solved. All goes well, except the war which Grand Fenwick wins after America's top scientist is captured by Gloriana's men. The U.S. scientist, Professor Kokintz, played by Tony War ren, is the inventor of the Q Bomb. The bomb is a big factor in the war. Tully Bascom, Grand Fen wick's chief forest ranger, is the lead male part played by Terry Wollen. Tully is selected to lead the mythical country's troops against the U.S. The army of Grand Fenwick seems sure to lose the war and accomplish its goal, since the troops haven't waged war for 600 years and are armed with bows and arrows while the U.S. forces are a modern, nuclear-age warriors. The play and it's outcome promise to give the audiences Friday and Saturday nights, April 26-27, a genuine entertainment treat. The play will be presented at 8 each night in Memorial auditorium. Miss Jane Feuerborn, Ottawa High drama coach, is the play director. Ben Park and Bob Nordyke play two of the major supporting roles. Other members of the cast are Teresa Morrisey, B a r b a r a Hughes, Judy Ferguson, Darleen Diven, Jim Graham, Mary Tipton, Carolyn Mages, Shirley Korkames, Nicky Kelly, Margaret Williams, Salli Corlis, Paula Howell, Nancy Burlingham, Bill Douglas, Alan Rybolt, Wayne Kissinger, Myra Droge, Rick Winchester, Edith Ponton, Virginia Paul Oleta Stevens, Nicki Prentice, Becky Lowrance, Gary Mavity, Maridee Griffen, Bob Hayden, Mas Spooner and Rod Kitts. Tickets for the production are .50 cents for children and $1 for adults. They're being sold now by students. tured are (back row, from left), Terry Wollen, Bill Douglas, Maridee Griffin; (front row, from left), Gary Mavity, Rod Kitts and Bob Hayden. (Herald Photos). . . . HAPPILY EVER AFTER — When hilarious war with U. S. ends, Grand Duchess Gloriana accepts forest ranger Tully Has- corn's proposal of marriage in "The Mouse That Rroared." Anne Machin plays Gloriana and Terry Wollen plays Tully Bascom. WASHINGTON (AP)-A top-level study committee recommended to President Kennedy today a broad local, state and federal drive to put a growing army of idle young people into gainful employment. The 33-member panel headed by Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz warned that although youths aged 16-21 comprise only one out of 14 members of the nation's labor force, they account for one out of six unemployed. The group said the idle youth problem is growing steadily more grave. The committee — made up of Cabinet members, representatives of labor and management and sociologists—had a wide variety of recommendations, including passage of a plan similar to Kennedy's recommendation to Con- gress to promote urban-rural youth employment. This legislation—called the Youth Employment Act—creating make-work in city and country at some $100 million initial cost for 65,000 youths the first year and for 130,000 the second year—has passed the Senate and is pending in the House. Other recommendations: —Employers should re-examine their hiring, training and promotion policies. —Unions and employers should revise contract provisions which unduly restrict the entry of un employed youth into beginning jobs. The committee reported the number of unemployed youths is 600,000 to 800,000 and at the rate things are going will double by 1970. Finds It So Easy To Steal LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Five out of ten people leave their doors unlocked. They make it so damned easy." A 23-year-old woman with green eyes and dark brown hair was delivering a lecture—in jail—on how to succeed in burglary withoul really trying. Darlis Joan Erwig has been ar rested 45 times but has been convicted only rarely. Half her ar rests have been on suspicion ol burglary. She admits to two con victions, on one of which she served 30 days, the other 32, for burglary. Her other arrests were on a variety of charges, including narcotics. Her latest, last Sunday in Venice, was the old standby: suspicion of burglary. "How many jobs have I pulled? Well, I can't count for sure. Bui I've been stealing since I was 17. Maybe 4,000. Maybe 6,000 ciin't say for sure. But somewhere in between," she told newsmen Tuesday night. I've never forced my way into a place in my life," she said "I just walk along until I see a nice expensive looking apartmeni house or motel and then I get inside and begin turning door handles until one opens. You'd be sur prised how easy it is. Just like going to the store for bread. "I only steal when I need mon ey," said Darlis, denying she's a compulsive thief. Police say she has a dope habit to support. Her biggest haul was $1,700. She said her need for heroin has increased in the past two years "So I make the rounds every night—no, not every night; I ge enough on the other six nights so I can take one night off eacl week." "Sunday," she said. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. A $200,000 Offer Toward OU Chapel A $200,000 conditional gift by an anonymous donor for a new chapel at Ottawa University was announced yesterday by President Andrew B. Martin at the annual spring meeting of the board of trustees. The gift is on condition that the university raises an additional $300,000 for the proposed chapel by Thanksgiving of this year. Trustees accepted the challenge and voted to appoint a committee to make immediate plans for obtaining the additional funds. Dr. Martin said the offer was made through an out-of-town law firm and that the identity of the donor was not revealed. The president does not know who it is and will make no effort to find out as the letter presenting the proposal specifically stated that no attempt was to be made to find out the identity of the benefactor. A chapel has long been a goal of the Baptist university. At present, chapel services and other such activities are held in the university auditorium which is in the 60-year old Aministration building. The room barely seats the present student booty of 640. With rising enrollments in thi next two years it will be inade quate. The anonymous donor specifiec that matching gifts may be paic over a three-year period begin ning with the date of acceptance by the trustees. The board elected Justu O'Reilly of Tulsa to be presi dent pro tern of the board unti the September meeting. He pre sided at the sessions yesterday A tentative budget of $1,072 000 was adopted for the 1963-6 university year which begin July 1. Military Move Seems Only Solution In Laos Troops Going To Thailand WASHINGTON (AP) - Diplomatic efforts to save Laos' neu- rality and head off civil war in he little Southeast Asian nation edged close tc a breakdown today n a shift that triggered U.S. mli- ary gestures. Britain's Foreign Secretary jord Home brought the deteriora- ion of the diplomatic situation 'ully into the open by accusing he Soviet Union of frustrating Sritish moves to restore peace. As co-chairmen of the interna- ional conference which developed he neutrality formula for a "troi- ca" government combine of pro- Communist, neutralist and rightist r orces, Britain and the Soviet Union hold a key position. Home, speaking in the House of Lords, based his accusation on ;he same Kremlin move that U.S. authorities already had diagnosed as an abrupt hardening of the Soviet line—a demand that Britain oin in a declaration that the Jnited States is responsible for ;he outbreak of fighting in Laos. Britain already had refused to accept that accusation as part of a British-Soviet call for a cease- fire, and the United States had rejected it as patently false. The U.S. rejoinder is that the root of the trouble lies in the continuing military drive by pro-Communist 'orces. Today Home said Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko's failure to agree to British proposals for joint action, and his choice to "publish unilaterally his own part in our exchanges" had struck a heavy blow at efforts to help the situation in Laos. The foreign secretary said the next few days should show whether the Geneva agreement on Laotian neutrality will be allowed to survive. Meantime it was learned in Washington that the U.S. Army will send a battle group of about 1,500 into Thailand, next door to troubled Laos, for maneuvers next month. The move was planned months ago, as part of an exercise by troops from the Southeast Asia Treaty nations, but the worsening situation in Laos converted it in effect into a show of force. The infantrymen will come from the 25th Division in Hawaii which provided troops for such a show of force in Thailand 11 months ago when Communist forces in Laos appeared to be driving toward the Thai border. Washington authorities believe the current threat is about as great as it was last year. Further underscoring the grave view taken o fthe general situation in Southeast Asia, the U.S. military complex on Okinawa, biggest in Asia, went on alert. * -A- Reds Attack In Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Communist guerrillas have launched a series of attacks on government military outposts in the far south, killing dozens of government troops and routing others, military sources said today. The fighting centered in the Ca Mau Peninsula in an area about 150 miles southwest of Saigon. Military sources said it might be the biggest South Vietnamese setback since the debacle at Ap Bac north of Saigon in January. Military authorities trying to piece sketchy battle reports together said guerrilla attacks were launched against five adjoining military outposts Monday, Tuesday and today. Guerrillas hit the first two out- posts Monday morning with seven companies total'n" a'—u! 700 r-n, military sources -c:'.]. C..3, I"'un Nhi cutp::s! on the Song '....n River, cnlk'.psed under guerrilla fire. Two mere guerrilla attacks wore launched Tuesday ni«!il and another Wednesday. The action area was within a seven-mile perimeter, military sources said. Military source? described the situation on Monday and Tuesday as one of "horrifying confusion." Low fog over Ca Mau's swamps prevented planes from helping be- seiged outposts. Late reports said government troops have started straggling back into government lines. Many are just in their underwear. None had their weapons. Integrationist Shot To Death In Dixie ATTALA, Ala. (AP)—A white inlegrationist from Maryland was shot to death beside a highway near this northeast Alabama town Tuesday night. A full-scale search 'or the killer is under way. Gov. Goerge Wallace, a staunch segregationist, called the slaying of William L. Moore, 35, of Baltimore, a dastardly act and offered a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the killer. Moore, hiking across Alabama and bound for Mississippi on a personal antisegregation mission, was carrying pro-integration signs. Coroner Noble Yocum said Moore apparently was shot at close range with a small caliber weapon. One bullet went through Plan Talks On Wheat Program A series of meetings for Franklin County wheat producers has been scheduled in which provisions of the 1964 wheat program will be discussed. The first meeting will be at the Wellsville high school Thursday evening, April 25. The meetings will be conducted by the county ASC committee in cooperation with the county agricultural extension agent, Don Brown. Even though the meetings are especially for wheat producers, a special invitation to the meetings is extended to bankers, feed dealers and all other businessmen. Other meetings in the series include Greenwood school, Friday, April 26; Lane VFW Hall, Monday, April 29; Homewood Community Building, Friday, May 3, and Ottawa Memorial Auditorium basement, Monday, May 6. All meetings will start at 8 p.m. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Wide- lv scattered thundershowers; otherwise partly cloudy variable to cloudy and warmer tonight and Thursday. Low tonight lower 50s. High Thursday upper 70s. High temperature yesterday, 61; low today 35; high year ago today, 79; low year ago today, 40; record high this date, 88 In 1906; record low this date, 31 In 1810; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: • a. m 4V 9 p. m 48 10 a. m 50 10 p. m 45 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m, 2 p. m. 3 p. m, 4 p. m. & p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. • p. m. ..54 U p. m. ..56 Midnight . 59 1 .61 2 3 4 S ..61 . 61 ..59 ..57 6 ..65 7 ..61 • 44 43 m 41 m 41 m. m. m 37 m. m. 37 .43 .46 Moore's head and another apparently lodged in the head, Yocum said. Moore reportedly was walking from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., to tell Mississippi Gov. Boss Barnett of his racial views. Moore had told a newsman a little earlier Tuesday night that he had left a letter for President Kennedy at the White House, taken a bus from Baltimore to Chattanooga and begun his trek. Moore's letter to the President Tauy's Toot Our poor troops must get awful dizzy whirling from Thailand to West Berlin to Key West and back to Thailand. outlined plans for the walk and said in part: "I will be engaged in interstate travel and theoretically under the protection of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing equal rights and privileges to all citizens. "I am not making this walk to demonstrate either federal rights or states rights, but individual rights. I am doing it—for the South and hopefully to illustrate that—peaceful protest is not altogether extinguished down there. "I hope that I will not have to eat these words." Alabama's public safety director Al Lingo, urged the cooperation of all law enforcement agencies to find the killer or killers. Honorary State Farmer George Lister (right), president of Peoples National Bank, congratulates Bill Ransom, Williamsburg, assistant vice president and farm representative of bank, on his selection by Future Farmers of America to receive honorary State Farmer Degree. Ransom will be honored by FFA at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Monday, April 29. (Herald Photo).
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