The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 14, 1959 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD Vol. 63 No, 108 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 14,1059 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES AF Ready To Snatch Hose Cone From Space Flight' Reveal Soviet Buzzing Of AF Transport Plane SENIORS of Ottawa High School visited Ottawa's banks today to learn something about general banking business. The visit is an annual event for the senior class. The group Is divided and visits all three of the banks. This group finds a coin- counting machine fascinating. J. W. Dickerson, cashier Peoples National Bank (right) explains the device. (Photo by Lamar Phillips) Side Swipes ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Detectives may have overexposed themselves in setting a trap to catch a cigarette thief. When $350 worth of cigarettes disappeared from a storage room at Barnes Hospital, detectives installed a camera — hopeful of catching a picture of the thief at work. Monday the $495 camera was stolen. Too Different DENVER (AP)—When Robert Millard, 39, sawed off the legs of his wife's new dining room table, she says she at first tried to grin and bear it. "We sat on pillows to eat our meals," Mrs. Millard, 38, told Dist. Judge Neil Koran. "We would lie on the floor to talk and we had to lean against the wall to read." Said Mrs. Millard of her husband: "he just wanted to be different." Her divorce was granted Monday. Church Blessed CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nature has blessed the rural Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with a supplement to the collection plate. An oil well on the church property produces 300 barrels daily. The church received $8,500 for the lease and gets one-eighth of the production. Dream Comes True FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Giovanni Calamai, a barber in a nearby village, dreamed he won a weekly numbers lottery. The dream, he said, was so convincing he invested in a dozen tickets at 50 lire—8 cents—each. One was a winner — worth 67 million lire or $107,000. Here's A Switch DENVER, Colo. (AP)—An apartment in south Denver abstains from the blunt "No Vacancy" sign on its front door. Instead, it announces it is"Happily Filled." Delays Trial Of Elliott Roosevelt SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Scottsdale justice of the peace Monday postponed indefinitely the setting of a trial date for Elliott BONN, Germany — (AP)—So- iet planes have buzzed an Amerian Air Force transport in another ncident in an air corridor to Berlin, the U.S. Embassy disclosed today. An embassy spokesman said two Soviet jet fighters harassed an Air Force double - decker propeller .ransport on its way back from routine cargo delivery flight to Berlin April 3. The embassy spokesman gave this account of the April 3 dent: incl- Hearing Is Held Here On Homewood School District "We want to do what is best for the children involved," County Supt. J. J. Scott said this morning, opening a hearing on a highly controversial problem in Homewood School District. The hearing, held from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. this morning, was the first of two hearings to be held this week on the problem. The second will be held for the north half of the district Thursday morning. Over 50 men and women, mostly from the south half of the district, presented their cases for and against a petition which asks that Homewood territory be joined to Williamsburg school district, The group met at the Franklin County courthouse District Court room, with Scott and Supt. Pau! W. Crawford, Osage County, pre siding. An attorney for the Homewood group petitioning out of the dis trict first presented a compromise * * * aying that he has studied the matter, talked roups and "tried with various to work out some sensible solution to t h e whole problem." The attorney proposed that Williamsburg school district accept the Homewood district bonded indebtedness - free. According o a state statute, he said, the district does not have to enter another school district and pay 'or an indebtedness that'started Defore it entered, as he interpreted it, when they do not vote on it. He pointed out that this would give Williamsburg about $2,500 annually from two sources: grade and high school districts in Homewood. He said he thought the Homewood district residents "would go along with that." The Williamsburg board held a meeting Saturday night a n < agreed to allow the high schoo area to come in bonded indebted * * * ess • free, but the grade school strict would have to pay on the ndebtedness. A member of the oard stood and said the board ould maintain its decision. Following the attorney's presen- ation and Williamsburg's rejec- on of the proposal, Scott called n the petitioners to state their easons for signing the petition. One by one, they came forward. Four Boards Ponder High School Problem Four high school boards from south Franklin County, meeting last night at Lane, decided to continue considering a proposal to hold a special election on school consolidation. While the boards continue a study, Richmond high school board is to interpret the proposal to its patrons, the group agreed. The decision came as a result of meetings held last week by the boards of Lane, Richmond, Ran- Flip A Bomb At Rubirosa HAVANA (AP)—Dominican Re public Ambassador Porfiro Rubi- rosa said today he and his wife toul and Princeton with their respective patrons. Lane, Rantoul and Princetoi ach unofficially approved holdini special election. Richmond turn d thumbs down in a 51-68 vote o e proposition . A joint committee of the board nd patrons have been conductin study for about two mouths o vhether they should consolidate oin another school district c ontinue holding classes in the resent schools. narrowly escaped someone tossed a Roosevelt, driving. charged with drunk Roosevelt, 48-year-old son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was arrested April 4 when found asleep and slumped over the steering wheel of his parked car. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Mostly fair with a warming trend this afternoon through Wednesday; moderately strong southerly surface winds this afternoon; high this afternoon 65-70; low tonight 45-50; high Wednesday in the 70s. High temperature yesterday—54 at 3 p. m.! low today—31 from 5:05 to 5.50 a. m.; high year ago today—55; low year ago today—48; record high this date—90 In 1936; record low thin date- ID |n 1907; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today: injury when bomb on the terrace of his embassy Friday night. Rubirosa, a playboy in the international set, said the bomb blew a hole in the wall of his bedroom. He and his wife were in another room watching television and were uninjured. Relations between Cuba and the (Dominican Republic have been strained since Fulgencio Batistt was deposed as Cuba's president and took exile in the Dominican Republic capital of Guidad Tru jillo on Jan. 1. Cuba has demanded that Batis ta be arrested preliminary to ex tradition proceedings but the Do minican Republic has not heedec the request. I) a. rn ......... 38 10 a. m ......... 39 11 a. TO ......... 43 Noon .......... 47 1 P W ......... M S3 54 83 3 p. m 3 p. m I t. v. B P. m, II p. m 7 p m 8 p, m . 63 61 47 45 9 p. m -10 10 p. rn 38 11 p, m 37 Midnight 3S 1 a. m 38 2 a. m 37 3 a. m ....34 4 a. m 32 8 a. m 6 a. m 32 7 a. m 37 8 a. m. .41 Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)-Kansas traffic fatalities listed by state acciden records section: In last 24 hours-2(X) To date in 1959—122 Same period in 1958—117 (X)—One Natality occurred pre viously but not reported. The big military version of the Boeing Stratocruiscr was flying at about 12,000 feet when two Soviet jets came up from behind and began cruising, each about 100 feet from a winglip of the American plane. The Soviet fliers then swapped positions, one going over and the other going under the transport. The American pilot reduced altitude a little. This seemed to sat isfy the Soviets, for they flew away. The whole encounter lasted only a few minutes. The spokesman charged the So viet jets with "very dangerous maneuvers." He said American and Soviet officers at the four power air safety center in Berlin had exchanged verbal protests each accusing the other's fliers o dangerous air tactics. J. W. Beburov, chief spokesman of the Soviet Embassy in Eas Berlin, commenting on the inci dent, indicated the Soviet Union i ilany said they were already send- ng their children to Williams- urg. They believe that their chil- ren receive a better education at iVilliamsburg, and transportation was handy, they said. The attorney asked one man who favored joining Williams- )urg if he understood he would have to pay on the school's bonded indebtedness. "Sure," he 'avor of it." answered, "I'm in standing by its demands tha American planes fly below lO.OOC feet in the corridors. "The Soviet standpoint Is know and has not changed," Beburo told a reporter. The United States Monday re jected the limit the Soviets ar trying to put on the corridors an said U.S. planes will fly as hig as they need to whenever the want to. A formal American not was delivered to the Soviet Fo; eign Office in Moscow. Said another, "It's more convenient for all my children to get on the bus and go to one school." A mother said she thinks her child gets a better education in a .arger school, where there is a teacher for each grade. "I think its only proper for peo- pie to pay their taxes where they HerterWill Represent U. S. At Conference WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Secretary of States Christian A. erter—rather than ailing Sccre- iry John Foster Dulles—will rep- esent the United States at a neeting of Western foreign mln- ters in Paris beginning April 29. The conference will prepare the Vest for negotiations with the Solet Union on the Berlin crisis at Geneva next month. Announcing this, the Slate Do- .artment also disclosed today medical experts have been called 0 discuss Dulles' condition at Walter Reed Army Hospital this fternoon. Press officer Lincoln White said 1 statement would be made after he meeting. Physicians who will meet are those, White said, who have fol- owed the course of the secretary's llnuss. White said he assumed the med- cal consultation would be held in Dulles' quarters at the hospital. Dulles is suffering from abdom- nal cancer. He returned to the hospital suddenly last Sunday ;rom Florida, where he had been resting alter radiation treatments here. Sidewalk Bazaar Ottawa's annual Sidewalk Ba- ?aar, sponsored by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, will be held April 22, from 9 a. m. to B:30 p. m., it was announced today. Business dlslricl sMcwalks will bo used to display merchandise on tables or racks, much as business was conducted many years ago. To add to the atmosphere, merchants and their employes are urged to dress in old-fashioned Capsule Is Now In Orbit clothes. Men will wear derbies and vest?, while women will wear Kunbonncts. Also it Is planned to have oW- fashionod cars, wagons, buggies nnd other such articles on the streets. Merchants have been urged by the Chamber of Commerce to display on the sidewalks merchandise reduced in price to moke really good bargain purchases for customers. Importance Of Small Colleges Is Discussed Three Important aspects of a small college were discussed last night by Dr. Ray Q. Drowsier at the annual Ottawa University appreciation dinner. Speaking to 200 supporters of the university and faculty members, the professor of chemistry at K.U said "a small college is, to get a liberal send their children said another man. to school," The Soviet Union has warned the United States that it cannot be responsible for the safety of American planes flying above 10,000 feet. With the new tuboprop and jet transports coming into full service, the Allied powers have been determined to establish clearly their right to fly in the corridors Dulles appeared haggard and worn on his return, and there has been much speculation since that he may shortly resign as sec retary, The announcement that Hertcr will attend the Paris session was not unexpected. Officials had said that Dulles was counting on sufficient recovery to be able to represent the United States at the East-West foreign ministers con- 'erence beginning in Geneva May 11. • On the opposition side, a man asked if Homewood district is expected to continue school with the valulation that is left to it. "Is this best for the children who are left in?" he quizzed. Other persons spoke up, favoring the maintaining of the present one-teacher school which had 13 students this year. Five of them were from Mud Creek School District. Supt. Scott said he and Crawford will have 30 days after each hearing to make • a decision. All the statements were tape recorded and will be studied. at any height. The jet type planes operate more efficiently at altitudes above 10,000 feet. Clare Boothe luce Testifies Wednesday WASHINGTON (AP) — Clare Boothe Luce will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday on her nomination as ambassador to Brazil. The hearing was scheduled after two delays since her nomination in February. First Chanute Traffic Death In Nine Years CHANUTE (AP) Chanule's first traffic death in nearly nine years was recorded yesterday. B. M, Roberds, 82, Chanute, died on the way to a hospital after his car and one driven by Margaret Haynes, 22, also of Chanute, collided at a city intersection. Roberds' wife was treated for shock and released. Miss Haynes suffered a neck injury but was not hospitalized. The last traffic death In Chanute occurred June 8, 1950, when a 15-year-old motorbike rider was killed in the collision of his vehicle and a pickup truck. Lamb Insured Payment Plan, adv the best place education." Expanding on this theme, Dr. Brewster, who graduated from OU in 19H, added that "this Is the day of experts." But, he continued, this expert education or specialized training is gained now in post-graduate work. It must, however, be b^sed on a firm liberal arts education. "A general education can be had in a small college, like this one here. In many cases," he said, "this education can be better obtained at a small college." The second aspect he discussed is the small college offers sta dents greater opportunity to par ticipale in campus life and activities, something that is hard to do at the large universities. "The third aspect is what a college does tor a community," he said, "and what a community can do for that college. The two must go hand in hand." Dr. Andrew Martin, president ol OU, presided at the dinner and introduced Dr. Brewster. He also introduced Clarence Hegberg who is chairman of the current fund drive OU is conducting in Ottawa. A group of students, part ol the OU choir, under the direction of Prof. Edgar Kerr, sang a group of selections from "My Fair Lady." Present at the dinner were members of the board of trustees ?he board was meeting today to liscuss current operations a n uture expansion. VAND.ENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Air Force planes today may try to snatch from the air a miniature capsule of a type that someday could be used to parachute men back from space stations. The capsule Is In the nose cone of Discoverer II, a 1,600-pound satellite launched Monday from this West Coast missile base. If Discoverer II achieves proper stability, its instrumented nose cone Is scheduled to be kicked loose on command from ground tracking stations and float earthward beneath a parachute. ElRhl Hawaii-based C119 Flying Boxcars are awaiting orders to swoop on the descending parachute and try to drape it across a 30-foot-long trapeze bar suspended beneath each plane. The parachute and capsule would then be reeled into the plane. The parachute would come Into range of the Air Force CllOs ot about 20,000 feet. The planet would have 10 minutes to snatch the parachute from the air. If they failed, the buoyant capsule would bo fished from the ocean by Navy vessels patrolling the recovery area. The capsule contains instruments to supply oxygen and control heat and atmospheric pressure. Other instruments will check how effective these environmental systems are. They are designed to keep small animals alive in uture satellites. There is no animal in Discoverer II. Regardless of the outcome of he recovery attempt, spokesmen ;aid they were elated by the sec- ind .successful orbit in the Discoverer series. Discoverer I, fired 'eb. 28, circled the earth 17 days before falling back into* the atrno- phere and burning up. Seven hours after Monday's aunch spokesmen announced the satellite was whirling around the earth north-to-south every 90.84 minutes. Its path from pole to pole took it as far out as 243 miles and bsought it as close as 156 miles. It was traveling 17,433.8 miles an hour. With this orbital pattern estatx ished by tracking stations in Alas<a, Hawaii and Vandenberg, the ;atellite is expected to remain aloft at least 30 days. It will continue sending radio beacon signals during its lifetime. William H. Godel, director of planning for the Advanced Research Project Agency, said the launching, regardless of success of the capsule recovery plans, is "a significant step in the nation's missile and space research pro- COFFEE HOUR AT LIBRARY — Miss Nell Barnaby, librarian at Ottawa Carnegie Library, chats with a group of businessmen at the library during a coffee period this morn- ing. The library is holding open house in observance of National Library Week. (Photo by Lloyd Baiihagen) gram. Future Discoverers will carry Graham Reveals An Old Crime SYDNEY, Australia (AP)-Billy Graham told an estimated 21,000 people at Sydney showground today that a drunken man wandered nto the crusade Monday night and confessed that he had been responsible for the death of his wife eight years ago. The man said his wicked life caused his wife's death. Hundreds of people had seen ushers escort a man from the arena. Graham mentioned him during his sermon and said no one attended the crusade by accident. They came, he said, because God ent them. Graham added that this morning the man came to him and said "I just came to the hotel today to find out if you fellows really meant it when you said God can overcome my sin." Graham told the crowd: "Wo said 'Yes' and he went away with a smile from ear to ear with his little Gospel of John clutched in his hand." At today's crusade 1,600 peopls went forward after Graham had mice and monkeys into orbit to test the hazards man will meet in' space travel. The Discoverer I capsule, although only 27 by 33 inches, is remarkably similar in function to the capsule planned for Project Mercury which is expected to bring a man back from orbit some two years hence. * * * Discoverer li Not Visible To U. S. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP)—The Soviets may be able to see Discoverer II—but not the Americans. Operation Moonwatch said Monday night the newest American satellite will not be "optically 1 .* visible from the United States. Officials at the Smithsonian As- Tophysical Moonwatch Observatory, where has a station, explained passages will be too low for illumination by the sun. They added that the Soviet Union, the northern reaches of Canada, Alaska and Scandinavia can see it and possible the British Isles. Street Sweeper Not For Joy Ride MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP): — Two airmen of Selfridge AJ| Force Base, Darrell P. Tavernief and William B. Fish, both zipped through town on a street sweeper. Police said both had been ing before taking off. Municipal Judge Trombley fined each $33 calle$ for "Decisions for Christ." 'for disorderly conduct.

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