The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 4, 1963 · Page 1
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Ottawa, Kansas
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OTTAWA HERALD VOL. 67 NO. 124 OTTAWA, KANSAS SATURDAY, MAY 4,1963 7 CENTS EIGHT PAGES "Double D-Day" In Riotous Dixie Filling The Jails At Birmingham MISS OTTAWA HOPEFULS IN HOPEFUL PERFORMANCES - These three candidates for Miss Ottawa are pictured in various performances last night in opening session of pageant. From left are Dianne Williamson, demonstrating her artistic ability; Helen Harrell, in dance routine, and Sylvia Provencal, in evening attire. Final session of pageant opens at 8 tonight in Memorial Auditorium. All 12 candidates will be present in evening gowns to start the show, and seven semi-finalists will be named. The seven will appear in bathing suits and talent acts. Miss Ottawa, two runners-up and Miss Congenially, chosen by the candidates, will be named as climax. Between 600 and 700 people attended last night's show. Tickets will be available at the door tonight. (Photos by Leo Bcllcr). Drouth Broken In Spots Substantial rains fell within a few miles of Ottawa early this morning, but the measurement at the weather station of John P. Kelsey in the north part of Ottawa was only .18 of an inch up to 7 a.m. Heaviest rain reported was at a point northeast of Ottawa where 1.70 inches was measured. Six miles north of Ottawa the rain measured 1.60 inches. Mrs. Charles Detwiler, who lives in the vicinity of the Dyer Cabin Camp, in the 'southern part of Douglas County reported 1.30 inches of rain. Walter Schwarz of Worden, also in southern Douglas County, but west of the Detwiler farm, reported only .44 of an inch, showing spottiness of the rain. West of Ottawa, at a point north of Richter, the rain measured .21 of an inch. At Overbrook .74 of an inch of rain fell. The weather bureau said today that chances are good for more showers and thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and tonight. Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP) - Kansas traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday—3 During May—5 During 1963-135 Comparable period 1962—170 Out For Gang Fight Hold 15 Ottawa Youths At Olathe Fifteen Ottawa youths were in custody at Olathe today after their plans for a gang fight last night at Sunflower Village were "canceled" by Johnson County authorities. The Johnson County sheriff said the youths carried 27 assorted weapons including a machete and clubs- with—lengths, of - chain attached to the ends. He said the youths admitted they were there for a gang fight. Johnson County Attorney filed charges of unlawful assembly to commit assault and battery with force and violence" against seven of the Ottawans, aged 16 and older. The other eight, 14 and 15- year-olds, were held today in the juvenile detention home. Charged were John Coffman, 16, 1128 N. Sycamore; Gary Hall, 17, 809 Hamblin; Thomas Franks, 16, 807 N. Mulberry; Sheldon Mundy, 16, Ottawa RFD 4; David Nicewander, 16, 1128 N. Cherry; George Mclntosh, 19, 526 S. Locust, and Paul Melroy, 17, 722 W. 6th. According to the sheriff, his office had received a tip that a gang fight was brewing. Officers stopped an Ottawa car with three youths and an assortment of wea- pons. While the officers were questioning the trio, two more cars pulled up. The sheriff said a fourth car had appeared in Sunflower Village, located in northeast Johnson County, earlier to "scout the scene". He said there was no evidence that-any opposing group had'gath- ered to fight the Ottawans. The 15 Ottawa youths were the only ones arrested. The attorney said it was the first occasion in which he had filed such a charge. Problem With The Three U's Our nation's youngsters are in deep trouble. A million are adrift on city streets. They are the dropouts, the unschooled, unskilled and unemployed. This problem of the youth of America wil Ibe examined in the Herald by Paul C. Tullier, senior editor of the World Book Year Book, in four articles, the first of which appears on page 8. The other three articles will appear on subsequent Saturdays. MYRTLE GETS A BATH — Myrtle, 7,500-pound elephant which has been spending some time in Ottawa with two other elephants and animals owned by Wonder Jungle Circus is shown here being bathed by Jean Platt, employe of show. Animals were allowed to stay at fairgrounds while waiting for time to move to show in Topeka. Circus is now on circuit for season. Circus headquarters are at Aransas Pass, Tex, (Herald Photo). Freedom Marchers Arrested Colt Beats The Other Animals Robert Gault's Shetland colt, pictured in The Herald Tuesday, was a tiny thing, weighing only 12 pounds. Just big enough to win the $5 prize in this week's Herald tip contest for its owner, of Richmond, whose call to The Herald produced the piclure. There were a number of other good tips, and animals played a big role in them. Ruby Brown, 125 Locust, reported on coyotes; Mrs. Dale Montgomery, Ottawa RFD 1, elephants; Floyd Jacob, 801 N. Cherry, snakes; Mrs. Walter Stoebener, Baldwin, coyotes; Mrs. Albert Barnhart, Ottawa RFD 4, a dog; Mrs. J. 0. Taylor, Ottawa RFD 2, a coon, and Mrs. Harvey Staadl, Pomona, a snake. Olher tipsters were Mrs. J. R. Cheney, 623 Elm, and Mrs. Dorothy Beesley, Pomona. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip, called in or sent by mail. Immediate calls on major accidents and fires, or reports on the unusual doings of people and animals have the best chance. FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) Ten "freedom marchers," carrying on a pilgrimage by a slain Baltimore integrationist, were in jail today, arrested immediately after they crossed the state line into Alabama. The marchers, five white men and five Negroes, were arrested by Alabama Highway Patrolmen Friday, The group had been pelted by eggs when they slopped for lunch on the Georgia roadside, about a mile before reaching Alabama. Shortly before the marchers reached the state line, one was knocked to the ground by a white man and another was hit on the head with a rock. Neilher was injured seriously and both continued the march. Newsmen accompanying the marchers were barred by Alabama patrolmen from crossing the line. A dozen patrolmen with clubs extended before them barred the way. The freedom marchers were allowed to pass and were told they were under arrest. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) New massive racil demonstrations \ -e promised by Negro integration leaders today—a vow made in Ihe wake of a day in which surging throngs were repulsed by police dogs and streams of water from fire hoses. "Yesterday was D-Day in Birmingham," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the intergra- lion drive in this Deep South industrial center, said Friday night. Tomorrow will be Double D- Day." King, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, made Ihe statement at a mass meeting of more than 1,000 persons at a Negro church. "There might be thousands ar rested," King said earlier. "Dem onstrations will continue on £ large scale. We feel they will have to continue until there is some response from the mer chants." The massed marchers Friday included hundreds of praying, chanting teen-agers. Five Negroes said they either were bitten by the leashed police dogs or were injured by the high-pressure streams of water from fire hoses. Officers said two policemen were admitted to a hospital after being struck by rocks hurled by Negroes. More than 250 Negroes were ar Wallace said an investigation should be made into reports that Negro school teachers led pupils in the mass demonstrations. "If the reports are Irue that teachers have taken Iheir children out of classrooms, then I think Father, Son In Fatal Crash KANSAS CITY (AP) - Police said that Lester Champ Sr., 47, was fatally injured today when his car and one driven by his son, Lesler Champ Jr., 22, sideswiped. rested Friday. Officers said 152 teen-agers were placed in th juvenile detention home, ant more than 100 Negro adults wer lodged in the city jail. More than seven hundred others were arresl ed Thursday in the resumption o the massive demonstrations. The number of demonstrator taken into custody in the month old drive to desegregate public fa cilities is now nearly 1,400. King called a mass meeting o Negro school children this morn ing to organize further demonstra tions. "Don't worry about your chil dren who are in jail," the Negr Tauy's Toot The hemisphere has its Haiti, the U. S. its Birmingham and Kansas its Sunflower Village. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Cooler Sunday with highs nearly 70. Low tonight in 60s. High temperature yesterday, 83; low today, 63; high year ago today, 85; low year ago today, 56; record high this date, 82 In 1952; record low this date, 21 in 1907; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending t a.m., today: eadcr said at. Friday night's gathering. "They arc being treated right because they are political jrisoners . . The eyes of the world are on Birmingham. "We're going on in spite of dogs and fire hoses . . . We've gone oo far to turn back now." U.S. Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy said in Washington that he iad been in contact with Negro and white leaders of Birmingham hroughout Friday. "I bclivc (hat everyone understands that their just grievances must be resolved," the attorney general said. "Continued refusal o grant equal rights and oppor- unities to Negroes makes increasing turmoil inevitable. "However, the timing of the Dresent demonstrations is open to question. School children pratici- :>aling in street demonstrations is a dangerous business. An injured, maimed or dead child is a price thai none of us can afford to pay." At Montgomery, Gov. George an investigation should be made to determine if the teachers are not only contributing to the delinquency of juveniles bu 1 violating the law as well," Wallace said. Actress Sues And Is Sued LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jacques Bcrgcrac has filed for divorce from actress Dorothy Malonc, a day after she sued him for divorce. Bergcrae charged in his suit Friday that Miss Malone moved out of their Beverly Hills home Thursday with their children, Mimi, 2, and Diane, 14 months. Both Bergerac and Miss Malone, each 33, are demanding custody of the children and have charged each other with cruelty. They married four years ago. Prescriptions— Raney, CH 2-3002. Adv. Haiti On Brink Of New Trouble SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Neighboring Haiti teetered on the brink of a new explosion today as President Francois Duvalier declared ma- tial law and imposed a strict 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. No reason was given for the measures announced Friday night. Haitians feared swift new reprisals from Duvalier, lightening his hold on the impoverished Negro republic to head off a threalened revolt May 15. Reports reaching Santo Domingo through the Duvalier censorship said informed circles in Haiti spoke of more killings and reprisals than was commonly believed. They coincided with reports from U.S. sources in Washington that Duvalier has mounted a reign of terror- including murder, torture, arrests, and purges ol military officers. Unconfirmed reports from Port au Prince, the Haitian capital, said Duvalier's underground opponents hurled a bomb that failed to explode at a water installation Thursday night. But travelers from Port au Prince said they had no evidence to support ru- mort tl a large-scale clash inside Haiti 0 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. fl p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 63 9 p.m. 68 10 p.m. 71 U p.m. 76 Midnight 78 1 a.m. 81 2 a.m. 83 3 a.m. 81 4 a.m. 80 5 a.m. 78 6 a.m. 76 7 a.m. 73 8 a.m. There's Old Piano In The 'Old Depot An old piano got pretty high in Ottawa yesterday, before it came to its final resting place in the "Old Depot." It took a crane operator and a transfer company to get the job done. The piano which weighed 1500 pounds was swung through a second floor window into a room in the Franklin County Historical Society's museum. According to the society's president, Ben Park, the piano was a gift from Mrs. Frank Betz, widow of a former Franklin County commissioner. For many years the piano has been in the Betz farm home on the John Brown Highway near Lane. The piano, a Chickering, was made in Boston. It is believed to be about 75 years old and some day will be used in a Victorian room the society is planning in the museum. In nearly perfect shape, it was removed from the Betz home yesterday by a crew of men under the direction of Max Thompson of the Reliable Transfer Co. Charles Burns, operating a crane provided by Dwight Haworth, a local contractor, plucked the big piece of furniture off a Reliable truck and swung it through a window where Howard Ledom set it up. The piano is believed to be one of the first of its kind made in this county. It is too heavy to be manhandled up the stars to the second floor of the former Santa Fe station. SWING HER IN EASY — Howard Ledom stands in window of "Old Depot" to pull in 75-year- old piano donated to Franklin County Historical Society. Valuable old piece was put through window by crane without a scratch. (Herald Photo),

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