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Fair Tomorrow Lo 45; Hi 75. THE lOLA REGISTER VOLUME 67, No. 144 lOLA, KANSAS 66749 TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 14, 1964 EIGHT PAGES SEATO Nations With U.S. MANILA (AP) — Four more Southeast Asia Treaty Organization nations lined up today against President Charles de Gaulle's proposal to neutralize Southeast Asia, prime target of Red Chinese expansion. Foreign ministers of Australia, Pakistan, Thailand and the Philippines outlined opposition to the French idea at a closed session. Informants said the consensus among the four mhiisters was that neutralization would not effectively deter Communist inroads in Southeast Asia, particularly in embattled South Viet Nam. Secretary of State Dean Rusk expressed U.S. opposition to the French proposal at the first session Monday and won support from Britain and New Zealand, both SEATO members. lola Truck, Paint Load Bum MERRIAM, Kan. (AP) — An Ipla, Kan., truck driver leaped from his burning vehicle today moments before his load of 3,000 cans of paint exploded. The'^37 - year - old driver, Charles Browder, was not injured. Browder said he had just driven under the U.S. 50 overpass on Interstate 35 at Merriam when he noticed a fire in the back end of the open truck. "I pulled over and.stopped," he said. "I was going to use my fire extinguisher on the flames when I heard the paint cans exploding. "I started running, and then there was a terrific explosion." Burned and twisted paint cans were blown to the top of a 60- foot bluff along the east side of 135 and across the four lanes of the highway. The truck was badly damaged and the entire load of paint viras lost. Only one of the four traffic lanes was blocked. Browder said he left lola today with the load of paint from the Sifers Chemical Co. His des- tihation was North Kansas City. He said he had no idea how the fire started. 1964 Spelling Contest Has 30 Entries The Allen County Spelling Bee scheduled for Thursday afternoon is expected to have a good turnout of contestants from the grade schools of the county,' Ralph Trout, director of elementary education in lola, said today. The spelling contest last year had about 30 contestants and at least that many are expected this year, Trout said. The contest will begin at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at Jefferson School. As in the past. The Register will sponsor the contest and pay tiie expenses of the winner and adult sponsor for their trip to the state meet at Topeka. William Scott, superintendent of schools at Humboldt, will be the pronouncer for Thursday's contest. Mrs. Norene Hobart, county school supermtendent, will also assist with the meetT Claim Doctor Strike Fading BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)— The government claimed today more than half of Belgium's 10,000 striding doctors had returned to practice, a figure disputed by a spokesman for the physicians. Government sources said 3,061 of 3,600 doctors with military reserve commissions had obeyed the mobilization decree in an order signed Sunday by King Boudouin. Another 2,500 doctors have returned to practice or have complied with Sunday's second order requisitiotoing all doctors with hospital staff connections, the officials said. Come One, Come All BRASILIA, Brazil (AP)-Brazil's new revolutionary regime is busy wiping out Communist influence but it also has reportedly invited Cuba and the Soviet Union to attend the inauguration Wednesday of Gen. Humb6rto Castello Branco as president. POINTER TO DISASTER — A strip of sheet metal roofing wrapped around a shattered tree by Sunday's tornado near Garnett points the direction the twister took and to the damage it caused at the Virgil French farm, one of the first victims of the storm. The French family went to the cellar ahead of the twister and suffered no injuries, but their chouse was virtually destroyed _ as may be seen above. For temporary quarters they will live in a house trailer moved onto the property .yesterday. (Register Photo) WORST HOUSE DAMAGE in the tornado near Garnett was apparently at the Earl Brown farm alx)ve, which is about a mile and a half northeast of where the twister crossed US169. Brown had just returned from leaving his wife at a neighbor's when he saw the stom approaching. He got his two children, Mary, 17, and Buddy, 15, into the storm cellar as the twister hit. All buildings on the farm were destroyed, and most of the Browns' chickens were killed or blown away. Across the road, west, the barn on the Earl Bennett farm was demolished and three head of cattle crippled so badly they had to be killed. (Register Photo) Fred Rausch Jr. to Run TOPEKA (AP) —Fred W. Rausch Jr., Kansas Workmen's Compensation director, said today he will seek Republican nomination for the senate from the new 9th district in Shawnee County. Rausch is a member of the Topeka board of education and is a former assistant attorney general. Gemini Capsule And Rocket Down, Burn Out ' WASHINGTON. fAP) - The space agency Says the Gemini space capsule 'find its attached Titan 2 rocket section have burned up upon re-entering the atmosphere after a successful tfest flight. The Gemini is to be used for two-man orbital flights starting either in late 1964 or early next year. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Monday the Gemini-Titan combination launched last Wednesday at Cape Kennedy, Fla., continued to circle the globe until 4 p.m. EST Sunday, when it re-entered the atmosphere over the South Atlantic,- between Africa-and South America. Nobody Saw Funnels But Apparently There Were Two Powerful Winds Pile Up Snow MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — 'Drifted snow and icy slush stalled traffic on northwestern Minnesota highways today following 21 hours of snow and powerful wind. Winds continued to whip the snow today. Highway equipment sought to open up main arteries. Temperatures were in the 20s and 30s. Wind gusts to 83 m.p.h. were clocked in the state Monday. Trees were uprooted, communications and power lines snapped, and some small buildings were toppled. A 540-foot television relay, tower broke 50 feet above the ground. The eastern Dakotas also were hit by the storm. A Space Center Accident Sends Eight to Hospital Apparently two or possibly three funnels caused the damage between Welda and Garnett in the tornado' that struck there Sunday afternoon, according to a reconstruction of the developments by residents of that area. No one appears to have seen the funnels themselves, but their paths indicate that more than one dipped down and traveled along the ground for some distance. The twisters may have joined at one or more places in their Weather KANSAS—Mostly fair tonight and Wednesday. A little warmer Wednesday. High Wednesday about 70. SOUTHEAST — Generally fair and warmer through Wettnesday. Low tonight in (he middle 40s. High Wednesday in the middle 70s. Temperature High yesterday 77 Low last night 37 High a year ago today 70 Low a year ago today 47 Normal mean for today 57 journey through that area, according to local residents. It was apparent yesterday tliat the funnels crossed US169 at two separate places, one just north of the K31-US59 intersection with USI69 and the other just south of that junction. As is customary with tornadoes, the funnels skipped along t h e ground, leaping over some areas but dipping down again to wreak further havoc. Murder, Suicide At a Crawford Farm Home PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A former poUceman killed a woman, then shcft himself to death at his home seven miles southwest of Pittsburg, officials said Monday. The man, Carl Woolery, 55, formerly was a patrolman at. Pittsburg and Hannibal, Mo. The woman, Mrs. Loretta Boelens, about 50, had been a receptionist at the office of Dr. W. G. Rinehart, Crawford County coroner, for many years. Dr. Rmehart and Sheriff Bill Strukel said the shooting probably occurred Sunday. The bodies were found Monday by the sheriff after Dr. Rmehart reported Mrs. Boelens failed to report for work. Mrs. Boelens was shot once in the chest and once in the abdomen, and Woolery once in the head. Both were in the living room. A .38 caliber revolver was near Woolery's body, the sheriff said. New U. S. C. C. President to Be Less Vocal WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Chamber of Commerce announced today that Walter F. Carey of Birmingham, Mich., is its new president. He promptly voiced some praise for President Johnson and talked of, business-government cooperation. Introduced at a news conference, Carey, 58, mdicated he would not follow the highly vocal line of attack on government spending carried on by his predecessor, Delaware banker Edwin P. Neilan. Neilan charged repeatedly that congressmen, government administrators, and voters who supported certain government works projects, were guilty of immoral conduct. Carey, head of a trucking bu.s- iness in Michigan, made it clear that he would give strong support to the traditional chamber stand in favor of a balanced budget. Federal Tornado Aid JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — President Johnson called Gov. John Dalton Monday night to offer all federal aid possible to tornado-stricken areas in Missouri. The governor said he is declaring Jackson and Cass Counties emcfgcncy disaster areas to niake them eligible for federal aid. Stocks Show Sparkle NEW YORK (AP) — Stock market prices perked up selectively early this afternoon. Trading became moderately active after a routine start. CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) —Eight persons were injured, several seriously, today when a rocket engine being joined with a space payload ignited in a checkout building. Initial reports said the rocket i exploded. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration used the word ignited in a statement. There was no immediate word on whether the five-foot-tall solid propellant rocket blew apart after the ignition. A NASA spokesman said the accident occurred as an Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) was being mated with the third stage of a Delta rocket for a series of pre-launch checks in a building referred to as a spin- test facility. The OSO was to have been launched next Tuesday to explore sun-earth relation.s. The spacecraft was damaged. NASA said eight persons were injured, several seriously. They were rushed by Air Force ambulance to hospitals in nearby Cocoa Beach and Patrick Air Force Base. Sidney Dagle was reported in critical condition at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach. L.D. Gabel was reported satisfactory. The other six were taken to Patrick, where at least one was reported critical. The Air Force reported "This is the first serious incident of its kind in 14 years of operations and over 1,400 missile launchings" at Cape Kennedy. A total of 10 persons have died in accidents on the Cape since it began operation in 1950. Hostile People Mirror Selves "Over-aggressive, hostile people are really not talking about other people when they give vent to their prejudices. They, are talking about themselves" in the opinion of the Rev. Paul Capp, chief chaplain at the state hospital at Osawatomie. Capp was here to address a meeting sponsored by the newly formed Interfaith Council of lola. It was a dinner held last night in the new school cafeteria building and catered by members of the lola A.M.E. Church. More than 100 men and women were present. Charles Gray, Allen County Hospital administrator and chairman of the Council, explained the new organization briefly and introduced the speaker. Capp's talk, which was very warmly received, could be described as a sort of psychiatric discussion of the mental traits which characterize prejudice among religious and racial groups yet which, at the same time, are common to all humans, regardless of race or religion. He drew heavily on his experience in the mental hospital at Osawatomie. Even here, he explained, the metatal attitudes and conflicts which are common to us all may be found, just carried to an extreme. "Underneath," he said, "we are not as different as we think we are. We are all humans. We all think and feel and act alike as human mechanisms, not as Christians or Jews or Ne groes or Moslems or any other groups. "The main significance of the meeting here tonight," he concluded, "is the simple fact we are all here together, as friends and fellow human beuigs." One died when a flare package aboard a Titan missile exploded during a pro-launch checkout June 14, 1960. Nine others received minor injuries in the accident. W.S.Fees Dies; Oil Pioneer Walter S. Fees, 76, of lola, former State Republican Chairman and a major lola oil producer for more than 40 years, died late la.st night at his home in the Country Club district east of town. Only last Dec. 4, Mr. Fees announced that he was retiring from the oil business and had sold his oil properties to James E. Russell of Abilene, Tex. The sale mcluded approximately 3,000 acres of oil-producing leases in the Colony and Welda areas with 140 oil-producing wells, 84 water input wells and three water supply wells. Mr. Fees was born in Holton in 1887. He first entered the oil State Department Says Castro Not Offered Aid WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States tried during 1959 and early 1960 to open talks with Cuba's Castro regime on "outstanding differences"' but did not offer aid, a State Department spokesman says. The spokesman, press officer Robert J. McClo.skey, an,swered questions Monday about an article by Theodore Draper in the magazine New Leader, that said the United States tried to offer assistance to Prime Minister Fidel Castro but that he turned to Moscow mstead. "In these exploratory ex changes in 1960 — which were public—the question of U.S. aid did not arise," McCloskey said. Draper, a writer and research expert on Cuban affairs who has made studies for Harvard and Columbia universities, said Castro seemed interested at first in an offer of U.S. aid but changed his mind and entered into negotiations with Soviet Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mi- koyan. Walter Fees Poitier First Negro To Win a Top Oscar By JAMES BACON AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Sidney Poitier, brilliant Negro actor who had trouble getting started because of his calypso - type British West Indies accent, has Ijccome the first of his race to win a top movie Oscar. The 37-year-old son of a tomato farmer in Nassau, the Bahamas, was named best actor of 1963 at Academy Awards ceremonies Monday night for his ingratiating portrayal of an itinerant Baptist construction worker who helped nuns build a church in "Lilies of the Field." Patricia Neal, 38, whose career has included downs as well Receding Tides Leave More Alaska Destruction ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)— Invading high tides began to recede today in sunken coastal communities of south-central Alaska, leaving behind eroded highways, a washed-out railroad and more worries for Alaskans. The monthly high tides reached their peak early today and will gradually fall back for some time, but they are scheduled to bounce back again as high or higher next month. Flooding resulted this month because the March 2,7 earth­ quake dropped land from three to six feet in parts of Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island and possibly the Anchorage area. Alaskans arc faced with a job of building protection for, or jacking up Or moving homes, highways, buildings and entire business districts. One of the biggest fears is what would happen if the unusual tides were whipped ashore by strong winds, adding another couple of feet to their depth. The April highs came in rela­ tively calm weather, but they took out l'/;; miles of the Alaska Railroad north of Portage, did further damage to the Anchor- agc-Scward Highway, flooded Portage and Girdwood southeast of Anchorage, covered much of Homer Spit and jeopardized the business district of Seldovia. The flooding tides also swept into the lower areas of Kodiak, Vaklcz and Seward—all of which were devastated by the Good Friday quake and tidal waves i which followed. as ups, made it a comeback story by taking best actress honors. Her winning role was as the slovenly housekeeper in "Hud." "Tom Jones," a racy, rollicking tale of 18th century England, was selected best picture at the 36th annual festivities at Santa Monica Civic .Auditorium. Melvyn Douglas, once Greta Garbo's favorite leading man, pulled an upset by winning as best supporting actor for his performance as the patriarchal rancher of "Hud." John Huston of "The Cardinal" and Hugh Griffith of "Tom Jones" had been cofavorites. Margaret Rutherford, dowdy duchess of "The V.I.P.S" and a heavy favorite, was named best supporting actress. Poitier didn't start school until he was 11. When his father's bu.siness collapsed he went to New York and worked as a laborer. Then, deciding he wanted to "do something constructive with my life," he tried the American Negro Theater. He was a natural and quickly became a star. The nod for best song went to Sammy Cahn and James Van Heuscn for "Call Me Irresponsible," sung by Jackie Gleason in "Papa's Delicate Condition." Van Heuscn' claimed the Os; cars, explaining: "Sammy just didn't feel like showing up." Cahn's wife divorced him Monday. business in 1912 as a drilling contractor in the fields around Chanute and Fredonia. His furst producmg well on the properties sold recently was drilled on Dec. 30, 1921, and Mr. Fees moved his family to lola the following August, living here since. In 1942, Mr. Fees and his associates, doing business as the Eastern Kansas Gas Co., purchased all the natural gas properties of the Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. in this area and furnished natural gas service to the city of lola for a number of years. In connection with this, his company installed the underground natural gas storage reservoir west of lola which is still used. After Eastern Kansas Gas later disposed of most of its properties to Gas Service Co., Mr. Fees did extensive work for the Cities Service Gas Co. in its installation of an underground gas storage reservoir in the Colony area. He was also a major Kansas political figure, serving as chairman of the Allen County Republican Central Committee from 1932 to 1954 and as State Republican Chairman from 1938 to 1942. He was a delegate to Republican national convention in 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1952. From 1948 through 1956 he was a member of the Kansas State Board of Regents, serving as chairman of that board in 1951. He had a major part in the selection of Dr. Franklin D. Murphy as Chancellor oJ! Kansas University. Survivors include his widow, of the home; a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Park of Ottawa; two sons, Walter Scott Fees Jr. of Grand Junction. Colo., and James H. Fees of Bartlcsville; three sisters, Mrs. C. F. West of lola, Mrs. Frank Richards of Sun City, .Ariz., and Mrs. Ralph Spencer of Malabang, Philippine Islands; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p. 111. Thursday at (he First Methodist Church by the Rev, Paul Pcntz officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. For persons wishing to contribute to a memorial to Mr. Fees, contributions to the First Methodist Church or to the .\1- Icn County Hospital wore suggested. The Waugh Funeral I Home is in charge of arrange- jments.--'-- •

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