OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 120 OTTAWA, KANSAS TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1963 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Three Of Contestants For Miss Ottawa Title THESE CHARMERS are among the dozen who will compete for the title of Miss Ottawa in the pageant scheduled for Memorial Auditorium on May 3 and 4. At left is Merry Lee Atkinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Atkinson, a graduate of Paola High School and a student in Ottawa University. She is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and has green eyes and light brown hair. In the center is Diane Ruth Watkins, Ottawa University student who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall. She is the daughter of Mrs. flnia Watkins. She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. Her hobbies are swimming and modern dancing. At the right is Anne Lou Jennings, a diminutive miss who is 5 foot tall, has blue eyes and brown hair, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Jennings. She is a graduate of Waverly High School, and of I.B.M. School, Kansas City. Her hobby is sewing. w Favor US-Red Swap Today On Banks Of Potomac V WASHINGTON (AP) - In the news from Washington: HIGHER PAY: President Kennedy has asked Congress for another pay raise for government employes. As outlined in a special message to Congress Monday, the President's proposal would raise the pay of 1.6 million classified and postal workers from 2 per cent to about 20 per cent—around $500 million a year. If approved, the rates would take effect Jan. 1 and would be in addition to a raise already voted by Congress to begin then. Kennedy said the additional — or supplemental—increase is necessary to comply with the 1962 Federal Salary Reform Act which declares that federal pay rates shall be comparable to average rates in industry for the same levels of work. MOON COSTS: The American man-to-the-moon program has drawn criticism from some scientists who contend the scientific returns from the venture will not justify the estimated $20 billion cost. Monday Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, fired back. He said critics have been "setting up a straw man and knocking it down." "No one in NASA had ever said the program was decided upon solely on the basis of scientific return," Dryden told a meeting of the U.S. National Committee of the International Scientific Radio Union. Knowledge gained through the moon program, he said, will help prepare the United States "for whatever we are called upon to do for both civil and military uses" of space. FLYING SOUTH: President Kennedy will fly to Alabama and Tennessee May 18 for a day of ceremonies and speechmaking. The White House announced Monday Kennedy will go to a late morning "coffee" at the governor's mansion in Nashville, then speak at exercises commemorating Vanderbilt University's 90th anniversary. From the Vanderbilt Stadium the President will press a button triggering a blast of dynamite starting construction of the Percy Priest Dam on the Cumberland River. The Winner of the Eureka Vacuum Sweeper at Gambles was Mrs. Lee Chamberlain of Wellsville. Adv. ALBANY, N. Y. (AP) — Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says he believes the United States could make a profitable swap with the Soviet Union on Cuba — the Soviets to stop training saboteurs there in exchange for the American restraints placed on anti-Castro "freedom fighters." He said President Kennedy should advise Premier Khrushchev, "If you continue this, we will be forced to take drastic action." — The New York governor did not we can get some reciprocity from spell out what he meant •— -drastic action. Rockefeller set forth his views Inos t serious threat to the Weston Cuba Monday night in a speech ern Hemisphere." Indirectly, he attacked the administration over the situation in Laos where the coalition government is threatened by Communist troops. He said the United States has had experience with coalition governments in China and Berlin and he asked: "Did they work? Who wouldn't have thought this would happen in Laos?" before a Republican fund-raising dinner in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spoke to an audience of 1,500 who paid $100 a ticket. During his one-day visit to Cincinnati, the New York governor made a "clear failure of leadership in Washington." He said Kennedy has not lived up to the "lavish promises" made during the 1960 presidential campaign. "The American people are being short-changed — in jobs, in security, in living standards, and in social advance," he said. The governor drew his biggest round of applause when he discussed Cuba and said "perhaps H. J. Nordeen Dies, At 77 Henry Joel Nordeen, 77, 1215 S. Main, retired lumberman, died yesterday in his car at the corner of 4th and Main streets, apparently from a heart attack. He had been in failing health for some time. Services will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Lamb Funeral Home. Rev. Charles P. Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Mr. Noidfcu was born March 13, 1386, near Dwight. He completed business college at Abilene. He was in the retail lumber business for 35 years, starting as manager of lumber yards in Goliad, El Camp and Bloomington, Tex. After returning to Kansas, he managed yards in Paradise and Hoisington before moving to White City where he purchased and consolidated two lumber companies. After 18 months in White City he moved to Topeka and then owned hotels in Carrolton, Mo., and Paola. He came to Ottawa in 1947 and owned the Davis Paint Store before retiring in 1952. Mr. Nordeen married Dorothy Wolff at Council Grove, May 14, 1017. He was a member of First Methodist Church. Surviving are' the widow, one daughter, Mrs. George G. Miller, Kansas City; one son, Joel, 1004 Apple Lane; three grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Strom, Manhattan; and Mrs. Fred Holshouser, Dwight; and two brothers, Clarence, Dwight; and Frank, Madison, Wis. Mr. Khrushchev." Rockefeller said "this is the TORNADOES TUNICA, Miss. (AP) - Tornadoes roared through widespread areas of the south and central parts of the nation Monday and Monday night, leaving 10 dead and more than 50 injured. Four persons were killed near this north Mississippi town when a tornado skipped across the Mississippi River from Arkansas and hit the Moon Lake fishing area. Two others were killed 140 miles east at Shannon, Miss. Farther north, the Tennessee highway patrol reported two killed by a twister at Maury City, about 90 miles northeast of Memphis. One was reported killed in Hamilton, Ala., in the northwest part of the state near the Mississippi line. An elderly woman was killed in Randies, Mo. Other tornadoes struck Indiana and Kentucky. High winds were reported in Louisiana. Those killed at Moon Lake near Tunica were listed as Ausley Buckhanan; Melinda Foster, 5; Mrs. Tiny Evans, 70, the girl's grandmother, and E. L. Gulp. Killed at Shanon were A. C. Pounds, about 35, and Beatrice Hodges. The Maury City, Tenn., victims were listed as Mrs, Sissie Starks, 8G, of Friendship, Tenn., and her daughter, Mrs. Frank Branch, 39, of Jackson, Tenn. They were visiting in the Sfarks' son, G home of Mrs. P. Starks. The frame house was destroyed. The man killed in Alabama was not identified. The Marion County, Ala., sheriff's office said at least 17 other persons were injured in the Hamilton twister, most of them teen-agers gathered in a cafe. Heavy property damage was reported in most of the stricken states. The most destructive twister apparently touched down first at the Moon Lake area in Mississippi and then spun east for five miles to the community of Rich. The four persons were killed and a dozen injured when a row of six tenant houses was flattened on a plantation. One house near Rich was carried one-fourth mile by the twister but its 10 occupants survived. Heavy property damageAvas reported from winds and hail the sine of hen's eggs which pounded the area. Five persons were reported injured in the Maury City twister. The highwnj patrol said seven homes were destroyed. A 6-monlh-old baby, Sherry Clement, was reported in critical condition at a Jackson, Tenn., hospital. A witness said the baby father, Ernest Clement, as he tried to make his way to a car at their home near Alamo, Tenn. Four persons were injured at Talladega in east Alabama. Widespread damage was reported. The Weather Bureau said it had an unofficial report of 8 inches of rain in seven hours at Fort Payne, in northeast Alabama. U.S. Highway 11 was closed near Fort Payne, and some flooding was reported over northern parts of Alabama. Sees Better Outlook For US Business WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon said today the economic outlook is promising that the estimated $11.9 billion deficit in President Kennedy's 1963-64 budget may be cut a million dollars. This provides even more reason for reducing taxes, Dillon told a meeting of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Kennedy had forecast the defi- Island Tension Easing SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — War threats receded today as the Dominican Re- pubic claimed a bloodless victory over Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier and inter-American conciliators winged toward this Caribbean island. The Dominican government radio proclaimed a "triumph for our national dignity" in the Haitian government's removal of guards from the grounds of the Dominican Embassy in Port au Prince. Alleged opponents of Duvalier had taken refuge there. President Juan Bosch's government also took satisfaction from assurances from Haiti that it would respect the security of diplomatic missions there. The Dominican government had charged that Haitian troops had invaded and surrounded its embassy in Port au Prince. Threatening to use force unless Duvalier gave in by 8 o'clock Monday night, it sent troop reinforcements to stations near the Haitian border and moved warships toward the was blown out of the arms of its f,™ mo ,™P S towara ™ father. Ernest CAonwt « h. French-speaking Negro republic with which it shares the island of Hispaniola. A fact-finding mission from the Organization of American States left New York for Port au Prince and Santo Domingo to try smooth over the differences. to Tauy's Toot Better cover the young and tender garden stuff tonight. Prescriptions— Raney, CH 2-3092 Adv. cit of nearly $12 billion— largest ever projected when he propcsed a $B8.8-billion spending program for the year beginning July 1, along with a three-step tax reduction plan. In his prepared remarks tor a tax and spending discussion on the second day of the business group's meeting, Dillon said it would have been unrealistic four or five months ago to expect conditions for a tax cut would be so favorable. Now, he said, "the time is right." Based upon the economy's performance in the last few months, he added, prospects for the year are relatively better than most observers had anticipated. "If the improvement continues," Dillon said, "our estimated revenues for fiscal 1964 may well be more than we estimated in January— perhaps by as much as a billion dollars — thus reducing the deficit. "Even more important, a tax cut when the economy is reason* ably bouyant would be far more effective in carrying us toward full employment than a tax cut when the economy is merely limping along." He said Kennedy's tax program is designed to "accelerate our economy" well into tht futurt. The economy now, he said, is ideal for this kind of program. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Frost warning; continued cool with slow clearing and diminishing winds this evening; mostly clear and colder with frost likely tonight. High temperature yesterday, 70; low today, 44; high year ago today, 80; low 5JT S?°. toclay ' 52; record h '8h thii date, 92 In 1959; record low this date, 26 in 1908; hourly temperatures. 24 hours ending 8 a.m., today: • a. m ........ 60 9 p. m ....... SI 10 ft. m ........ 60 10 p. m ....... '55 m ........ 65 11 p. m ...... 53 Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 8 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 6« Midnight .'isi 68 1 a. m 49 70 2 a. m 48 69 3 a. m 4T ..... ,69 4 a. m 48 68 5 a. m 45 65 6 a. m 44 63 7 a. m 44 60 « a. m 4* Animals In The News—Wild And Otherwise TWELVE POUND PIXIE - Little Pixie, Bob Gault's most recent addition on his pony farm, is shown with her owner and her mother, Brown Sugar. Pixie weighed 12 pounds at birth. Gault said she is smallest colt born in his 40 years of raising Shetland ponies. Gault has 20 ponies near his home at Richmond. (Herald Photo). 'WHERE'S MY BOUNTY" - Raymond Wagner, Richmond, poses with seven coyote pups be found on his farm yesterday. He brought pups to Franklin County clerk's office to collect two dollars bounty on each one. He had to kill pups andturn their can over to clerk for money, (Herald Photo).
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