The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 25, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 118 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1963 7 CENTS FOURTEEN PAGES Taking Plea For Peace To Khrushchev, Himself WHERE THE MONEY IS — Ottawa High School seniors get a first hand view of workings of Ottawa's three banks when they visited banks yesterday and today on annual tour sponsored by Kansas Bankers Association. Pictured here are (from left), Ed Hosier Kansas State Bank vice president; Howard Deputy, assistant cashier, and two OHS seniors, Kay Cooper and Cheryl DeWald. Girls are getting look at vault and safety deposit box. (Herald Photo). Three Die, Two Hurt In Collision SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A mother, her son and daughter were killed and two men were critically injured in a two-car collision during a rain on U. S. 66 just north, of Springfield late Wednesday night. The presence of one of the injured men in the car he was driving was still unexplained today. Dead are Mrs. Sally Haun, 24, her son, Wayne, 4, and daughter, Lisa Ann, 3. Injured are Donald Haun, 27, husband and father of the dead, and Floyd Davis Gates, 57, Buffalo, Mo. The Hauns lived at Fair Grove, Mo. Elect New KU Alumni Officers LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Eugene W. Morgan of Kansas City has been elected president of the University of Kansas Alumni Association. Mrs. Charles R. Bell, Maryville, Mo., was named vice president. Morgan, vice president and treasurer of the Spencer Chemical Co., succeeds Stanley Learned, Bartlesville, Okla., president oi Phillips Petroleum Co. Mrs. Bell succeeds Mrs.. Tom Lillard, Salina. See tht new Lawn Boy mowers at Brown's Hardware, 1540 S Main. Adv Living Costs Never Higher WASHINGTON (AP)-Living costs edged up one-tenth of one per cent in March to a record. Higher costs of used cars, clothing and home ownership items, principally real estate taxes and water rates, boosted the Labor Department's consumers price index to 106.2 per cent of the 1957-59 average. The old high of 106.1 in the index was first reached last September and also stood at that level in February. While establishing a living cost peak, the March rise was so slight in practical effect on the householder budget as to be almost insignificant. It means that it cost $10.62 in March to buy the same goods and services that cost $10.61 in February. Arnold Chase, Labor Department price expert, told newsmen that he expects the recent selective steel price increases will have a very minor effect on living cost levels. He said items containing steel figure as only a fraction of those measured in computing the government living cost inder. But if other industries follow steel's lead and also raise prices the effect at the consumer level would be significant, Chase implied. \U About 40,000 workers, including iome 30,000 employes of the Douglas, Northrup and Hayes Aerospace firms, will receive 1 cent hourly wage increases based on living cost adjustments geared to the government index. Some 25,000 other workers al»« will receive varying pay increases based on local living cost indexes prepared by the government. The latter group includes some 10,supermarket employes in the Los Angeles area. The March living cost level was 1.1 per cent higher than a year earlier, primarily due to higher prices now for food and housing, although prices have also gone up for all major types of goods and services. In March, food prices declined fourth-tenths of one per cent with lower prices for meats, fresh vegetables and eggs. Food prices were 1.4 per cent higher than a year earlier. Housing costs averaged three- tenths of one per cent higher in March, and transportation costs were up two-tenths of one per cent. See the new Lawn Boy mowers at Brown's Hardware, 1540 S. Main. Adv. Arrest Man In Death Of Integrationist ATTALLA, Ala. (AP)-An arrest has been made in the rifle slaying of a white integrationist who was making a pilgrimage to Mississippi, the Dekalb County sheriff's office said today. Sheriff Harold Richards said the man is a suspect but would not identify him or say where he lived. Richards said that no charges had been filed. Earlier the neighboring Etowah County sheriff's office had said it had a good lead in the slaying. The Baltimore chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Atlanta said they plan to complete the hike began by slain William L. Moore, 35, a Baltimore postman. Frees Robin From Tangle Ray Reed, 723 W. 7th, freed a robin from an entanglement of string and a broken kite this morning after his wife noticed the bird caught by the neck and one foot i na tree. Mrs. Reed said the bird apparently flew into the kite which had been snagged by the tree. Reed rescued the bird and kite and cut the robin loose with scissors. Agree On New Rubber Contract COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The nation's three largest rubber companies have reached tentative contract agreements with the United Rubber Workers Union, averting a 15-state strike. B. F. Goodrich Co., announced its new two-year contract with the URW Wednesday night. It followed similar announcements only hours before by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. and Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. All three agreements are for two years and are subject to ratification by union members. Goodyear is the largest of the three with plants in 10 states, including one at Topeka, Kan. Details of the Goodyear and Goodrich settlements were withheld pending formal signing, but they were expected to follow the Firestone pact. This calls for an overall package estimated at 24 to 25 cents an hour in the next two years, along with several fringe benefits. The wage package provides hourly boosts ranging from cents to 9 cents. Current average scale at Firestone is $3.07. For Goodyear it is $2.97 and for Goodrich $2.95. The Firestone agreement also provides increases in the amounl and duration of supplement unemployment benefits. In an unprecedented move, Firestone and the URW agreed to set tackle a variety of subjects including problems posed by automation. The URW's contracts with the big three expired at midnight lasl Saturday, but workers remained on the job pending negotiations OU To Share CMC Grant Ottawa University will share equally with 16 other independ ent Kansas colleges in a gran of $1,800,000 from the Genera Motors Corporation, Detroit, was announced today. It will mean more than $100, 000 for OU. The grant has been receivet by the Kansas Foundation fo Private Colleges, which will make the distribution. Included among the college which will share in the grant are most of the Kansas Conference schools. MOSCOW (AP) - U.S. Under- ecretary of State W. Averell Hariman flew into Moscow today to >id for Soviet Premier Khrush- hev's support in keeping the peace in Laos. Harriman arrived with a short message from President Kennely to the Soviet leader. He came on a Soviet airliner from London after emergency talks with Brit- sh and French officials on the jrowing Laotian crisis. Harriman said he was hopeful hat an agreement could be cached to preserve the neutrality of the Southeast Asian kingdom. Asked if he expected to see Shrushchev, to deliver the letter and discuss the outbreak of hos- :ilities in Laos, Harriman said: "I expect to see Chairman Khrushchev, of course. "I have no reason to believe hat Mr. Khrushchev does not in- Suddenly, Blind Woman Sees! MIAMI, Fla. (AP)—Since she was 9 weeks old, Miss Bessie Sikes has been virtually blind. Suddenly, at 60, she has regained her sight. "I think it's just a freak, a wonderful, amazing freak," Miss Sikes said. "I don't know how long it will last. Maybe a few days. Maybe a year. Maybe forever." For 60 years her only sight was one per cent vision in her right eye. She could tell night from day; nothing more. A few minutes after 8 o'clock Sunday morning, still wearing her nightgown, she walked into the kitchen, drank a glass of water, and casually rubbed her left eye because it seemed moist. Suddenly she saw something — the floor. She fell to her knees and ran her hands across the smooth linoleum, streaked green in design. Bessie Sikes had never seen the color before. She didn't know what it was. " I thought I'd gone crazy. My crazy left eye was going around and around, it wouldn't stop," she recalled. She rose, and there was a white refrigerator. "Big as a house," she said Wednesday. Trembling with disbelief, she went to the window, and for the first time in memory she saw a blue sky, tops of two palm trees, a chimney. Nothing was perfectly distinct, but see she could. "A little glimpse of heaven." she called it. The next morning she was in the office of an ophthalmologist who had known her for 35 years. "Amazing, amazing," she quoted him. The doctor, who insisted on anonymity, described her long blindness as chorioretinitis, inflammation of the retina with a membranous coat over the eye. Apparently Miss Sikes developed the condition when she had spinal meningitis as a baby. Somehow a cataract became dislocated, the doctor said, and the vision of the eye had not been destroyed. So now she can see through a dislocated lens, her doctor said. tend to carry out the agreement ] reached on the neutrality of Laos." He spoke to newsmen after stepping from the plane. Harriman expressed confidence that an understanding could he reached "to restore the stability of the neutrality of Laos." "I am always hopeful that with good will, an agreement can be reached." Harriman, a former ambassador to Moscow, was ordered here by President Kennedy. Before leaving London, Harriman told newsmen the United States wants the Soviet leader "to take action to quiet the situation in Laos and put it back on the rails again." He said the Communist accusation that the United States is responsible for the flare- up in Laos is "most insulting and utterly incorrect." . Land Sale To Help Schools TOPEKA (AP) slate-owned farm Troy, Kan., near Trying To Oust Shawnee Sheriff TOPEKA (AP) - The State Attorney General's office said today an ouster action will be filed against Shawnee County Sheriff Vern Robinson. The announcement ended an investigation by state and county officials which began April 15. In a two-page statement, the Attorney General's office said the investigation involved one prisoner. It said the prisoner was released under Robinson's direction each night, with a few exceptions. Richard Foth, assistant attorney general, said Robinson had been asked to resign but refused. Robinson told newsmen he felt he had done nothing wrong. The statement released by, Foth said: "The investigation relates to one prisoner in Shawnee County jail who was committed by the dis- trict court on April 8, 1963, to serve a term of 90 days. "He was convicted in two cases of two counts each of keeping a slot machine, maintaining an open saloon, and selling liquor without a license. "The evidence indicates that this prisoner, under the direction of Sheriff Verrion L. Robinson and without any authorization from the court, has been permitted to spend each night since that time at home, with a few exceptions. On numerous occasions he was transported to h i s home in the early evening by either the sheriff or a deputy under the sheriff's authorization, in an automobile belonging to the sheriff's department. The morning following such an incident, he would be returned to jail by his wife." Foth identified the prisoner as Ray Armstrong, Topeka. • Sale of some land east of the Missouri Border, is expected to raise $20,000 to $30,000 for the state school 'und, state auditor Clay Hedriek said Wednesday. - .... Hie land, known as the French Bottoms, is part of an abandoned channel of the Missouri River which was created in 1951 when the new river channel was cut. Disputes between the two states have kept the land from being sold since then, Hedriek said. The Kansas Legislature appropriated $3,500 for surveying and platting the land so it can be sold. After the surveys are made, the land will be appraised and sold by bid. Adjoining landowners will be given first chance to buy it. Banker Catches Robber Award $93,360 Paving Contract CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -$> Mrs. William T. Geralds was approaching the entrance to the Ujt ion Commerce Bank branch :in suburban Shaker Heights Wedm* day when she was jostled by^B man running from the bank. Di hot pursuit was Mrs. Geralds? husband, manager of the branch. She began running alongside her husband and asked, "What's going on?" "I'm chasing a bank robber,'* he answered. "Get out of here.*! Geralds, 36, pursued the man and caught him in a field. He recovered $5,854 that had been taken from the bank a few minutes earlier. Police identified the robber as William Albert Goodwin, 35, .£• Brecksville salesman. / The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Considerable cloudiness tonight. Friday plartly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures. Lows tonight around 50. High Friday near 70. High temperature yesterday, 5B; low today, 46; high year ago today, 81; low year ago today, 43; record high this date, 86 In 1949; record low this date, 32 in 1913; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: 9 a. m 50 9 p. m. 10 a. m 53 10 p. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 58 59 58 57 55 54 63 52 56 11 p. m. .57 Midnight 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. Prescriptions—Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. (Other commission news on pg. 8) Bernard McMenamy, Contractor, of St. Charles, Mo., was awarded the contract for paving projects in Ottawa at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. His bid for the 1963 paving projects was $93,360.60. The engineer's estimate was $110,903.13. Other bids received, all of which were below the estimate of the city engineer, were: Dwight Haworth, Ottawa, $95,808.30. J. P. Ransom Construction Co., Inc., Topeka, $100,312.50. John Rohrer Contracting Co., Kansas City, Kas., $108,280.85. The bid submitted by the Missouri firm was $93,163.60. When the city engineer computed the bids following the bid opening, he found an error of $197 in the bid, which brought it up to $93,360.60, but did not change the relationship of the bid figures, and the contractor was awarded the contract. The work will include the widening of Hickory Street from 5th to 7th; the widening of 2nd Street from Walnut to Locust and from Hickory to Cedar; the widening of 3rd Street from Walnut to Locust and from Hickory to Cedar; the widening of 4th Street from Hickory to Cedar, and two blocks of paving in the Willow Acres addition in the southwest part of Ottawa. Work will begin in the spring paving program this year. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a. m. Thursday—2 For April—27 For 1963—120 Comparable 1962 period—150 Tauy's Toot The way the cost of living is going up some of us have "got a lot less living to do." Sees Big Cut In Wheat Acres WICHITA (AP)-An official of the national farm program said Wednesday that the United State* expected eight million fewer acres of wheat in 1964 than it had allowed. Charles Cox. assistant adminis* trator of the program, told a gathering of farmers that although the national acre allotment has been dropped from 55 million to 49.5 million acres, the Agriculture Department expected far less. Why Quibble Over 2 Bucks? WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - George France of Wichita plans to frame a note, a check for $2 and an Associated Press clipping he received from Newark, N.J. A recent AP story noted that he-cause France was $2 higher than estimates on a bid for city street work the contract may have to be re-advertised. The note, from Jack Miller of East Orange, N.J., read: "Quit quibbling." 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