The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 4, 1963 · Page 4
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 4

Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, May 4, 1963
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OTTAWA HERALD Page Pour Saturday, May 4, 1963 Editorials Saturday Notebook 2 Cleaning out the effects of his mother, ~ Lauretta Belle Edney, recently a Califor- jtnia man, Charles E. Marcy, Riverside, .ran across two 1896 editions of "The Ottawa Republican." Both are in remarkable condition. Marcy, who sent them to The Herald, says they arc to be turned over to the county historical society. In his letter he said his mother left Ottawa in 1896, >. ««, The papers themselves are interesting, f The front page is 22 inches wide, compar- |. ed to the Herald which today is slightly over 15. The type would send most anyone reaching for glasses. In the Aug. 20, 1896, edition, on page one, an ad for C. L. Becker & Company, 304 Main, notes that "100 in the shade is pretty hot. But a drink of our fine soda water will soon cool you off, as it is near freezing. Have you tried our pineapple and strawberry glaces?" Not a local item appears on the front page. But on the inside we notice that J. P. Harris is a candidate for congressman from the second district, the Republican ticket, of course. And there are items from Wellsville, Richmond and various other county communities, The other paper is dated Sept. 17,1896. It's easy to tell that cold weather was approaching. On the front page are ads f,or stoves. It appears there was a hot competitive situation in this product. Both A. P. Elder, 208 S. Main, and John Nelson, 119 West 2nd, were bidding for customer favor. Elder advertised the "Garland Steel Ranges." Nelson was pushing the "Superior" brand. This And That by jph Also Elder listed the following items on special, wringers $1.20, washboards 10 cents, tubs 35 cents, wash boilers 50 cents and water pails 10 cents. And nearby was an ad for Prof. W. H. Peeke's special medicine which guaranteed it would cure fits. Children's shoes were 99 cents; men's lace shoes for hard wear were 98 cents, and you could buy ladies' fine kid shoes from 89 cents to $1.83. The past week had its excitement for UB. Most of it came on Wednesday when the Ottawa High School journalism staff moved in to put out the Herald. Watching these fledgling journalists was a real pleasure. Their understanding of news and the problems of putting out a newspaper gave us every indication that the training they have gotten the past year has been excellent. The journalism day also did a lot for The Herald staff. You can't tell any of us that the younger generation is going to the dogs, not if the group here was any cross section. Since Interstate 35 was opened for traffic several years ago we have wondered about the traffic on it and have intended some time to count the cars and trucks while driving to or from the big city. This week a friend of ours beat us to the punch. He reports that late one evening while driving from the K10 intersection to Ottawa he counted 80 vehicles, going both ways. And 72 of them were trucks. His observation bears out one we have had before. It is that the truck drivers are more polite than those behind the wheels of the passenger cars. The Ladies Of Saigon •"'" SAIGON, Viet Nam - Back in the old days lx>fore colonialism became a dirty word, nncl when white Europeans had an apparently unshakable hold over much of the nonwhite world, Saigon was known as the Paris of the Far Easl. It was the capital of Indochina; a soignee city where (he best of the Orient, the tropics, and France were most pleasantly blended. Today Saigon still has the mark of the French strongly on it. There are boulevards free-lined and broad enough for narrow parks, planted with grass and flowers between the trafficwnys, Sidewalk cafes, but not nearly so many since carloads of guerrillas became brazen enougli to penetrate the heart of the city and toss bombs into, them. There are smart shops. Narrow side streets with the branches of great, old trees joining 50 feet overhead to give them vaguely the appearance of the naves of Gothic cathedrals. Diagonal streets extending out like Uic spokes of a wheel from traffic circles. Restaurants with a proper appreciation of food and with the proper wines to go with it. For this part of the world, surprisingly well maintained and clean sidewalks. But street layout and plantings aside, Saigon is less French in appearance than in feeling. Its architecture is characterless; neither Oriental nor European. And the feeling is not that of Paris but of some provincial city in France such as Dijon or Limoges, Particularly on a Sunday afternoon Traffic dries up to a trickle. The metal shutters are pulled down over the shop fronts. Time seems almost to be standing still, The only stir is around the cinemas. Most of (ho cafe tables lire empty. There are only a few strollers making their lei- surly way along in the shade, And a striking proportion of the strollers on a Sunday afternoon provide an anchronistic note. 'Their hair is fair and crew cut. They wear sport shirts, slacks, loafers, and have cameras strung around their necks. One doesn't have to come close enough to them to hear their voices to know that, they are off-duty American military in their weekend uniform. The number of them makes certain that our defense presence here is forinid- Ottawa Herald Published daily except Sunday and Holidays. Second class postage at Ottawa, Kansas. Robert B. Wellington Editor and Publisher Subscription rates to trade area — By mail, one month, Jl.OO; three months, $3.00; six months, 15.00; one year, $9.00. Subscription rates outside trade area—By mail, pne month, $1.50; three months, $4.25, sue months, J8.00; one year, $15.00. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled exclusively. to the use for republication of all the local news printed in the newspaper as well as all AP news dispatcher able even if its effectiveness yet is to be formid- slralcd satisfactorily. What arc these clean-cut, young GIs from Kan BBS, Iowa, and wherever else looking at. as they saunter about? The most fetching sights of the city, naturally. The young ladies of Saigon. These Vietnamese girls are among the loveliest things in the Orient, or have I been out here too long? They are pretty and petite. Slender. Grace- .ful. Animated. Chic. Their complexions are too good for them to bother much with cosmetics. They nre light brown-skinned and sloo-oyed. And they wear a unique attire which does the most for them Their tiny feet arc in very high-heeled shoes When the sun is bright, they wear identical, broad brimmed hats of closly woven straw in its na tural color. The hats look much like funnels with the spouts cut out off, and are held in place with a broad, back ribbon under the chin. Their dresses, usually of a plain pastel color are most conservative in design. They are long sleeved, tight-fitting, buttoned up to the throat like a tunic, mid extend to the ground. But they prcsen two pleasantly striking differences from American gowns. First, they are of silk so sheer that it L apparent to even a bifocaled by-passer that under neath they are wearing what here are forthright]} advertised in the newspapers as breast supporters Second, the dresses are slashed to the wasit on both sides so that the light material blows mos gracefully about in the breeze. But at this juncture renders should not let their imaginations run away with them. The young gen tlewomen of Suigon also wear full-length, loose- fitting trousers of heavey white silk. Auld Lang Syne 25 YEARS AGO B:»tte.ry B, llilst Field Artillery, Ottawa's Na tional Guard outfit, received new Colt .45 automatic pistols, to replace the .45 Smith & Wesson double action revolvers with which the battery ha( been equipped in 1922 when it was formed. County Clerk Don Harbison said the coyote scalp bounty business was becoming brisk in Franklin County. II. R. Conrad his son Rex, and Don Rolston caught 24 pounds of catfish in the Marais des Cygnes river south of Pomona, 50 YEARS AGO Mrs. Sarah Cleveland, 87, mother of Mrs. J. P Good, 702 Oak, died at the home of her daughter W. S. Fallis was elected president of the Frank lin County State Bank succeeding E. W. Hume Miss Florence Leepcr returned from Kensing ton, Kas., where she had visited her brother Tru Prayer For Today "I have no silver or gold; but what I liave I give you." '\cts 3:6, NEB.) PRAYER: Father, we thank Thee for Thj Church. Rekindle hi us the spirit ."What I have I give you," that we may become Thine instru merits in making a better world for everyone. In His name. Amen. Laff-A-Day © Klnj: Matures S}-miiwle/iVrri%.rWoflVn>te''r^-ta "Are you really going home to your mother—or lust saying that to brighten my day?" "Scent Of Roses" Widely Acclaimed One of the latest novels to cause favorable comment from all sides is Ailecn Leslie's "The Scent of the Roses," a humorous, nostalgic story of one year n the lives of the Weber fami- y of Pittsburgh. Set off in memory, it begins one snowy night in 1908 when Tanc, aged 10, crosses the hrcsholcl of the Weber home. What happened to bring her icrc? Who was she? This delightful novel is the Library Notes By NELL BARNABY LIBRARIAN grownup Jane's account of the warm and exciting world of the Webers before the answers come. Hal Borland, formerly a journeyman newspaperman, editor and editorial writer, has been free-lance writing for several years. His latest book on nature, "Beyond Your Doorstep," is a particular kind of "handbook" to the country, for it is an informal guide and companion to those readers who yearn not just to look at but to see into the manifold wonders of nature." Borland's book begins with a country house, its interior, its dooryard; then, widening its circle, it explores the living world beyond. This book provides warmhearted and informal adventure in practical ecology. "The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques," by Ralph Mayer, is a fine reference work on materials and methods for practicing nrlists. Completely revised, this edition gives specific, practical advice on every aspect of the subject, be it the compounding of mediums, the selection of pigments, the preparation of canvas or wall, the application or varnish, the purchase of brushes or the choice of woods and stones for sculpture. To Your Good Health Mom Needs To Get Away By DR. JOSEPH G. MOLNER Pear Dr. Molner: I've always heard that a person who is emotionally or mentally ill is the last to realize it. Yet I feel deeply that there is something wrong in my own make-up. T find myself being childishly malicious at times in my dealings with my children. One son in particular sets off these reactions constantly. While I realize I'm wrong at the time, I can't seem to help myself. I don't want my children to be made into emotional wrecks by their mother.—MRS. D.R. You are far from being the only mother with such feelings, and I strongly doubt that you are verging on a mental collapse of any kind. Mental illness, after all, can be fairly well summed up as a means of escaping from some situation with which the patient just cannot cope. For various reasons (on occasion physical and others perhaps purely a matter of inherent strength or weakness, attitude toward life, and upbringing) some people can withstand much more pressure than others. And I dare say nearly all of us can withstand more than we thought, if we have faith in our ability to keep trying. You didn't tell me anything about the youngster who touches off your explosions. Maybe he's an imp with too much energy and a bigger-than-aver- ae slice of mischief in him. Try to analyze exactly what it is that annoys you. If his behavior isn't too malicious, undoubted- Dr. Molner ]y it will change as time passes. Perhaps you should keep that youngster busier. Do it subtly, of course, also he won't feel that he is being picked on. Perhaps you can make a point of asking him to "help" you with things — things he'll find to be fun, like licking a cake spoon or some small chore that emphasizes his responsibility, and hence his importance. And another thought which may be very important. Are you getting some recreation outside the home? Even an occasional show, dinner in a restaurant, or a visit with friends can be a wonderful and necessary tension-breaker. With a family of youngsters to bring up, any mother can fall into the habit of staying too close to home all the time. Unending responsibility can make it into a prison, and you automatically rebel. Get away from it occasionally, even for just a few hours, and see if the experience doesn't give you a new perspective. Dear Dr. Molner: My three-year-old son has not gained weight for six months, and has a poor appetite. Sometimes I tint his hair. Can that be harming his health?—E.R. I doubt if the tinting hurts him physically, but I'd stop doing it. Why would you tint a three- year-old boy's hair? It raises in my mind a suspicion that in this and perhaps other ways you may be tring to bring up this lad as if he were a girl. That's bad for him emotionally, and may upset his appetite among other things. He's a boy. Treat him like one. The Herald pays $5 every week for the best news tip turned in h\j n t*Dnr?op by a reader. Choose your Pharmacist as you would choose your Doctor. May we fill your next prescription? RANEY REXALL DRUG 304 S. Main CH 2-3092 PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS Free Prescription Deliver; OTTAWA HERALD'S BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDE OPTOMETRISTS Arvid Berglund, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 316 S. Main CH 2-2796 Olin G. Wollen, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 110 W. 3rd CH 2-4303 A. G. Madtson, O.D. OPTOMETRIST 205 S. Main CH 2-4233 Rodney McClay, O.D. OPTOMETRIST Profess'l Bldg. CH 2-3793 CHIROPRACTORS Don L. McKclvey, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR 116 W. 2nd CH 2-4777 J. C. South, D.C. CHIROPRACTOR 116 E. 15th CH 2-2166 Residence Phone CH 2-3961 S. M. Brockway. D.C. CHIROPRACTOR 1408 S. Main CH 2-2388 R. C. Capron, D.C. PHYSIOTHERAPY Ground Floor 113 E. 3rd Office Ph. 2-4100 Res. Ph. 2-2270 OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN HOMER N. FLORA, D.O. Osteopathic Physician Medicine and Surgery Zellner Building Phone CH 2-3746 DAVTO L. YOUNG, D.O. Physical Medicine Phone CH 2-3844 222 E. 3rd St. FLYING SERVICE SMILING JACK'S SKY SERVICE Jack C. Kille, Mgr. Municipal Airport, Charter Trips, Sight Seeing Rides, Flight Instructions CH 2-9775 or CH 2-4230 23 Years Flying Experience Space in this guide is available at the rate of $4.00 per column inch per month with a guaranteed minimum of eight runs. INVESTMENTS Barret- Fitch-North MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Mutual Funds — Stocks — Bonds Robert Dillon — 425 S. Main — CH 2-2445 BUNDY INSURANCE AGENCY "jMamn-d liisur.iiu-f ,- 0 >I-, 1,^" JHERRv 2-4215 106 E. SECOND OTTAWA, KANSAS MEDICAL DIRECTORY J. F. Barr, M.D. SURGERY Profess'l Bldg. CH 2-1268 Frank A. Trump, M.D. Internal Medicine and Diagnosis Profess'l Bldg. CH 2-1620 Louis N. Speer, M.O. General Medicine and Surgery Office: 109 W Fourth Phone CH 2-1257 Res. Phone CH 2-3401 David G. Laury, M.D. General Medicine and Obstetrics Professional Building Office CH 2-1820 Res. CH 2-1227 R. A. Collier, M.D. Surgery — Genera) Medicine CH 2-1182 Res. CH 2-2393 Professional Building Chester H. Strehlow, MD Surgery — General Medicine Professional Building CH -1270 Res. CH 2-5675 Sylva Lof green, M.D. Victor J. Lofgreen, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons 3rd & Walnut CH 2-2126 R. S. Roberts, M.D. Professional Building Surgery — Medicine Office CH 2-4325 Res. CH 2-1594 Henning Bros. — 484 S. Main — CH 2-2641 For Prompt Ambulance Service Call CH 2-1331 Ottawa, Kansas JOE TOWNER'S CHAPEL THE ANTHONY CLINICAL LABORATORY Gladys Anthony Allergies, Bacteriology, Serelogy Hematology, Bio-Chemistry, Parasitology Room 15, Professional Bldg Ph. CH 2-5296 Home CH 2-3407 ELMOR CRAVEN ASSOCIATE First National Bank Bldg. Phone CH 2-1243 General American Life Insurance Co., St Louis Veterinary Service VETERINARY SUPPLIES HESS, FRANKLIN and Others Mann-Bell Drug Store 501 N. Main CH 2-3924 BEAUTY SHOPS Ella's Beauty Salon Specializing hi Permanent Waves and Hair Styling Mrs. Cecil McArdle, owner operator. Beverly Cole New Location. .134 So. Hickory CH 2-4198 BEAUTYLAND Styling Salon 114 E. 2nd CH 2-4347 OPERATORS: Eloise Milton, Marion Ishang, Sharon Brill, and Wiloma Babcock, owner and operator. Rainbow Beauty Bar 114 W. 2nd CH 2-4263 Complete Beauty Service Maxine Lewis — Owner and Operator June Kunard . . . Zada Lewis Pharmacy Is Our Business Your Prescription Will Receive Our Careful Attention iRISCOE DRUG STORE 847 S. Main CH 2-413S PREVENT YOUR NEW BABY FROM FOOT ILLS... FIT HIM IN THE FAMOUS DR. WIKLER SHOES BY BUSTER BROWN The New Concept in Shoe Lasting... Perfected by Simon J. Wilder, D.S.O. Fitted Exclusively in Franklin County at RICHARDSON'S SHOE STORE 212 S. Main This Space FOR SALE Phone CH 2-4700

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