The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 2, 1963 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 87 NO. 122 OTTAWA, KANSAS THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1963 7 CENTS SIXTEEN PAGES Dazzling Miss Ottawa Pageant Opens Friday LAST TO BE PICTURED IN HERALD, but not obviously least in their chances, are these Miss Ottawa candidates. From left: Helen Frances Harrell, Ottawa University student and Wyandotte High graduate; Janice Ann Cooper, OU student and Pratt High graduate, and Sylvia Jeanne Provencal, Ottawa High graduate. Miss Harrell is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and has brown nalr and eyes. Miss Cooper is 5 feet &/2 and has brown eyes and brown-black hair. Miss Provencal is 5 feet, 3 and has brown eyes and hair. (Bcller Photos). Raise Salaries Of Two City Officials Beauty, glamor and entertainment are wrapped in the attractive package labeled the Miss Ottawa pageant, a 2-night show opening tomorrow night in Memorial Auditorium. There's the beauty of the 12 candidates and the setting in which they'll be presented. And the glamor as the candidates parade in evening attire and swimsuits. And the entertainment as the candidates demonstrate their talents. Showtime is 8 each night. Tickets are available at Crites now and also may be purchased at the door. Single night general admission is fl; single night reserved seats arc $1.25 each, and 2-night reserved seats are $2.25 each. The opening night program will feature an appearance of the 1963 Miss Kansas, Beverly June Wood, who'll do the talent act, a Charleston, she performed in the [iss America Pageant. In addi- the 12 candidates will ap- ror the first time, Miss Congeni-1 last * -A- * Wants City Building Code A city building code for Ottawa was discussed at the meeting city commissioners last of the night. Paul Perkins, city building inspector, recommended that the city officials adopt a building code written by the Ottawa Builders Association and that they not adopt the National Code. It was pointed out that the National Code carries many provisions that it is felt would not be workable in this area. He pointed out also that the Kansas Building Code will not be ready for official adoption before late in 1965 and he feels that with considerable building now in progress in Ottawa the city should not. delay putting a building code into effect. The matter was taken under advisement by the city commissioners. * * * Drivers Beware An ordinance sharp effect that could have on Ottawa's au- a tomobile drivers was placed on first reading last night by the city commissioners. The condition to be governed by the ordinance is not quite reckless driving, nor is it speeding. The ordinance states that it shall be illegal to operate vehicles carelessly, heedlessly or inattentively, or to operate vehicles without due caution, or in a manner likely to endanger others. The penalty on conviction of a violation of the ordinance is sel at a fine of not more than $100, or not jail. more than 10 days in Appointments of certain city officials and city board members were announced by the city commissioners last night. Reappointed were Donald R. tapper, city clerk; Robert A. Anderson, city attorney; Robert H. Lister, city engineer; Eugene W. Flaherty, city marshal; Harry Gilliland, city fire chief, and Robert Pinet, city police judge. No appointment was made in the case of Maude F. Kinnison, city treasurer, who is to continue in office until July 1. The salary of the city attorney was increased from $250 per month to $312.50 per month, and that of the city police judge from $140 per month-to $160 per month The previous salaries have been in effect for a number of years. * * * Paul Perkins was reappointed inspector for building, plumbing and gas-fitting for a period of one year. To various city boards the following appointments were made: Airport Board — New members for one-year appointments, Dwight Haworth, Ben Gilmore and George Kramer. Other members of the board are Paul Gaynor, L. N. Speer, Ralph Robertson, Ben Park, Howard Duncan and Jep Bennett. Library Board — New member, Allen Loyd, Jr. Other members are Mrs. Ben Park, Miss Louise Walker, Mrs. Lyman Corlis, Mrs. John Kelsey, James Chandler -and -Harold Crawford. • Hope Cemetery Board — Re* * * Claims Traffic Tied Up Too Long By Trainmen J. R. Cheney, city commissioner of finance, bought up for discussion last night at the meeting of the city commissioners the matter of the handling of traffic at 1st and Main Streets, both rail and automobile. Cheney said it appears to him that there is a looseness on the part of railroad trainmen in the handling of their work which results in motor car traffic being tied up longer than should be necessary at times. He referred to the work of switching cars which is sometimes done by trains 'at that point in Ottawa. Sometimes, he pointed out, train crews will cut their train in two parts and the locomotive, or locomotives will move onto a transfer track to pick up other cars for the train, but will fail to clear the mechanism which would restore the traffic lights at the intersection to normal operation, The result is a wide-open crossing, with the train cleared parts on East 1st and West 1st for a considerable time, but with mo* * * torists sitting in their cars facing a red light and unable to proceed north and south on Main Street. Don Hamilton, superintendent of the water and light department, stated that the traffic light controls at that intersection are coordinated in such a way that the trainmen can, with a key they carry, restore the normal functions of the street traffic lights so traffic can proceed while the train crew continues with its switching work away from the Main Street crossing. The installation of the key arrangement was made for that purpose, Hamilton explained. He crews of the stated that railroad seem to do very well local to with the arrangement, but it is possible that some train crews are unaware of the arrangement. It was decided that the city officials will contact the Missouri Pacific Railroad officials in an effort to work out a more workable arrangement which will make use of the mechanism to release motor traffic on the streel wherever possible. * * * J appointed were R. S. Hanes, Ben tilmore and Thomas F. Porter. Highland Cemetery Board— Eleappointed were W. A. Swift, Robert S. Hill, C. W. Hegberg and Dean Berlin. Municipal Auditorium Trustees — New member, Jack Day. Other members are Glen Hayward and Robert Grabham. City Parks Board — Reappointed were Harold Crawford, Al Knoeppel, Fred A. Gardner and Leo G. Beller. City Planning Commission — New members, Jess Gilmore and Walter Hegberg. Reappointed was Budge Resuch. Other members are Jim Allen, Dwight Haworth; -Marvin— Centner;—Glen Underwood, Francis Golden and Owen Shofner. Board of Zoning Appeals — Reappointed was E. E. Haley. Other members are Marvin Durbin, George Lister, Harold Bundy and W. F. Kramer. Board of Plumbers Examiners — Reappointed were Warren White and Bill DeWald. All of the appointments are subject to acceptance on the part of the individuals. * * * Killough Gets Paving Contract Killough Construction Co., of Ottawa was awarded the contract for a surfacing project on 1st Street between Main and Walnut Streets at the meeting of the city commissioners last night. The project also includes a surfacing job on a turn-around al Ottawa Municipal Airport. The bid of the Killough company was $4,312.50. One other bic was received. Hankhamer Construction Co., of Topeka, submitted a bid of $4,462.50. The estimate of the city engineer for the work was $4,340.00. The surfacing of the one block on 1st Street, which carries the railroad track of the Missouri Pacific railroad, is to be asphal- tic concrete. Herald Designated Legal Publication The Ottawa city commissioners last night designated The Ottawa Herald as the newspaper in which city legal notice shall be published for the period from May 1, 1963, to April 3, 1964. State law requires that such deisgnation be made on May 1 each year and that the newspaper selected shall be one of general circulation. The action by the city commissioners was protested by Sheldon Tallman, publisher of the Ottawa Times, and by Mrs. Tallman. The vote of the three members of the commission was: Commissioner James Grogan, for the Ottawa Times; Commissioner J. R. Cheney for The Herald, and Mayor Charles Williamson for The Herald. Tallman stated that a year ago he had asked to be considered and had asked that the city legal publishing business either be passed around, or submitted for bids. He said he was told by the commissioners that to be considered he would have to bring his circulation records up in proper shape, and he said the commissioners suggested that he eliminate the publication known as "The Shopper." He said that during the past year he had followed those suggestions, had doubled his subscription list to bring it up to 1,500 and felt that since he had followed the suggestions of the city officials he should be entitled to the legal printing for the city hi the coming year, which began yesterday. Mayor Williamson, in announcing that the decision was to be made at the meeting last night, said he would ask each of the two commissioners to state his feelings on the matter and cast his vote. . Commissioner James Grogan said that since Tallman had made a commendable improvement in his newspaper and had complied with the suggestions made a year ago by the city officials, he would cast his vote in favor of making the Ottawa Times the official legal publication for the city for the one-year period. Commissioner J. R. Cheney stated that he had given the matter careful thought and that he wanted to place the published le- gals of the city before as many Ottawans as possible, and that since the difference in the number of subscribers of The Herald and the Times was about 3 to 1, he would cast his vote hi favor of the Ottawa Herald. Mayor Williamson said, "I cast my vote in favor of The Herald." Tallman staled that he felt itj was unfair since he had met the suggestions of the city. He sak that his newpaper is gaining am the Herald is losing at the pres ent time and that he thought thi should be considered. Mayor Williamson and Commis sioner Cheney said they ar aware of the improvement tha has been made in the Oltaw; Times and that it is an asset t Ottawa and something to be proui of, but that they felt the cover age of the Times is not nea enough to the coverage of th Herald to justify giving I h Times the legal publication bus! ness. Mrs. Tallman said, "We wil keep trying, we are growing anc we will continue to grow." Tallman said, "Give us the le gal publications and we will sooi be as big as the Herald." Mrs. Tallman said, "Some da> we will have two commissioner on the board who will not be pre judiced in favor of the Ottaw Herald." * * * Paving Ordinances Are Passed City ordinances were passed ast night to provide for the paving of Massasoit Street from Mul- )erry to Sycamore; the widening of Massasoit Street from Hickory to Cedar and the widening of several parts of streets adjacent to the business district. The streets near the business district that are to be widened are, 2nd -< and 3rd., Streets, from Sickory to Cedar and from Wai nut to Locust, and 4th Stree 1 Tom Hickory to Cedar. In other business handled by he city commissioners it was decided that a study will be made of the traffic and parking situa- ion on Main Street from Logan :o Tecumseh. This is at the poinl where Main Street curves, aboul wo blocks north of (he Main Street bridge. It was brought out that elm worms have been causing some difficulty in scattered places in town. This situation will be investigated to determine if it wil] advisable to do some spraying with the city's ground sprayer equipment. Chief of Police Eugene Fla- lerty requested that a proclamation be issued designating the month of May as Vehicle Safety 3heck month. * * * Says Ash Street Is Too Narrow Robert F. Cole, 735 Ash, sug commission Ash Street city that gested to the ers last night from 7th to 8th, should be widen ed. Cole said that the regulations put into effect a few months agi restricting parking to one sidi of the street have not resultec in correcting a situation that caused by a too-narrow streel He stated that Ash Street, from 8th Street south, is wider anc he feels that the 700 block shoul also be widened, since the stree is carrying an increasing amoun of traffic. The city engineer was instruc ed to study the problem and re port. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy with no important temperature change through Friday. Low tonight around 50, High Friiday lower 70s. High temperature yesterday. 69; lo today. 49; high year ago today. 83; lo year ago today, 39; record high th date, 89 in 1952; record low this dat 27 In 100B; hourly temperatures, t hours ending 8 a.m., today: a. 9 10 11 a. Noon 1 P. 2 p. 3 p. 4 p. 5 p. 6 p. I P ' 8 p. m. m. m. m. m. m. m. m, m. m. m. S3 56 .60 ..62 .65 .67 68 .68 67 .65 63 .60 9 p. m. 10 p. m. 11 p. m. Midnight a. 1 2 3 4 a. 5 a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. on, ear uits in evening gowns, bathing acts, be nigh! and in their lalcnt even semi-finalisls will amed from the opening low. Featured on closing nighl wil e Ihe appearances of Ihe 1962 liss Kansas, Carolyn Jane 'arkinson, and of last year's liss Ottawa, Doris Ann Fresh ur, and Miss Congeniality, Eli abelh Hinlon. And, of course be main fealure, the announce ment of the new Miss Ottawa wo runners-up and Miss Congen ality. Miss Ottawa and the Iwo run lersup will receive scholarships rom Ottawa's Pepsi-Cola plant lity, chosen by the condidatcs, vill receive a scholarship, worth 5(1 and presented by the Oltawa ,iora Club, sponsor of the pag- ant. There are several new features n this year's pageant. For one hing, it's the first time it has )ecn staged two nights. And Ihis year there'll be four sets, compared lo one last year. The staging, itself, is worth the admission price. This phase is the A'ork of Jack Day whose staging year was in Kansas. declared the 1 best Wayne Angcll, Ottawa University professor and slate representative, will be master of ceremonies. Dr. Don McKclvcy is the director, liuss Crilcs is stage man- figcr, and Jack Rutler is in charge of lighting. * *' * Tauy"s Toot We'll have Hollywood without the scandals in Otlfiwa Friday and Saturday nights. Should We Stop Instead Of Yield? Two Ottawa businessmen, Lewis Irwin and J. L. Hysom, appeared at the meeting of the city commissioners last night to call attention to what they feel is a bad traffic situation parlicu- arly on South Cedar Street. Irwin said (hat he believes the "yield" signs on streets leading into South Cedar Street could be the cause o( accidents which might be prevented if the signs were changed to "stop" signs. Hysom stated that he feels the same way and since he travels the street frequently he feels he is in position to know. Irwin stated that he himself has experienced something that he feels bears out his contention. He stated that in driving from street into Cedar Street where one of the "yield" signs is placed, he slows up, looks to see if there are vehicles to which he should yield, and if there are none he continues into the intersection and onto Cedar Street. He said he has found himself unconsciously doing the same thing, through habit, in driving from streets onto Main Street where there are "slop" signs. He feels that the "yield" signs can be the cause of drivers getting into the same bad habit. After some discussion it was decided by the commissioners that the Cedar Street situation and the same situation on Locust Street will be checked by Chief of Police Eugene Flaherty and Robert Lister, city engineer before action is taken. Attention: Little Leaguers RALPH TERRY c; Ottawa's Little Leaguers will "sign their, co.n- tracts" for a new baseball season Saturday. And to help the young hurlers along, The Herald today begins a 3-part series by Ralph Terry, the American League's leading pitcher last year with 23 victories for the Yankees. Terry, hero of last year's World Series with his 4-hit, 1-0 deciding game victory over the Giants, discusses among other things why a pitcher should talk to hitters and the value of working with the catcher. See Page 2 for the first article. Orlis Cox, recreation commissioner, said today that J. W. Emerson, Ottawa High head football coach, will be in charge of the Little League program. Cox said the boys interested in playing are to sign up at the Youth Center from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Boys aged 10, 11 and 12 are eligible for the Little League program. 55 Prescriptions—Kaney, CH 2-3092 Adv. "TIME FOR MEDICINE, GRANDPA" - Grandpa checks his clock to be sure his grand niece Betty is giving him his pills the proper time in Pomona High School senior play, "Grandpa's Twin Sister." Terry Heidner plays grandpa and Mary Scott is Betty. Play will be presented at 8 tomorrow night at Pomona High auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the door for 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. (Herald Photo).

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