The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 20, 1959 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD I Vol.63 No. 113 OTTAWA, KANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 20,1959 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Side Swipes Dixie Wollam, Ottawa High School junior, was elected head cheerleader for the Cyclones dining a special OHS assembly this morning. Others elected were Paul Schmanke, Barbara Dykstra anc Linda Machin, juniors, and Joyce and Janet Cox, sophomores. The six girls were selected from the 10 candidates trying out. The Junior High will hold cheer leader tryouts Tuesday morning in special assembly. The Senio High cheerleaders were selects by the Senior High students an freshmen. The freshman vot counted one half. Thoughtful Runner PROVO, Utah (AP) — Joe Co lovo, Lyman, Wyo., finished last in a two-mile race here Saturday. He crossed the finish line holding somebody else's track shoe, which he had thoughtfully stopped to retrieve on his last lap around the muddy field. Wild Driver MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Deputies who rushed to a supermarket to answer a burglar alarm found a plate glass door smashed and a tiny, 2Vfe-horsepower car inside. The driver was Gregory Skeen, 5, who had driven straight through the door. The boy had been practicing driving in the store's parking lot, police said. He wound up in the hospital with minor cuts and bruises. No charges were filed. The boy's daddy, Maj. Henry B. Skeen, said he will pay the $300 damage bill. Red China Stunned By Dalai Lama Ike In Personal Plea To End Deadlock At Geneva NO, NOT THE TREE — Winton A. Winter, one of the judges at the annual Jaycee Teenage Road-e-o in Ottawa Sunday, directs one of the drivers to his next course. The officials run off the 22-driver event just before the rain came at 4:80 p.m. (Photo by Lloyd Ballhagen) Wins Annual Jaycee Road-E-0 List Value Of Harris Estate The total value of the estate of Mrs. Helen J. Harris is $226,051.74, according to an inventory and filed in Probate appraisement Court today. Mrs. Harris who died March 17 was the widow of Fred M. Harris prominent attorney in Ottawa for many years The inventory indicated her cor poration stocks, bonds, mort gages, etc., were valued at $179, 542.37. Real estate, personal prop erty and cash made up the re mainder. According to her will admitted to probate March 20, bulk of th estate goes to a son, Frederick M Harris, Chanute, and Mrs. Salli H. Griggs, Topeka, a daughter The will also establishes a trus for her grandchildren beside making numerous bequests t< relatives and friends. By JOHN RODERICK TOKYO (AP) - Red China apparently has been stunned by the Dalai Lama's insistence that it savagely suppressed the Tibet an independence movement and forced him into exile. This is suggested by the sudden interruption of the plenary sessions of the (Jhinese Parliament in Peiping, and the official silence the Reds have maintained toward the fugitive young ruler's state ment. The Communists hove been insisting that the Tibetan rebels forced the Dalai Lama to flee with them. The Reds seem to havo counted on Prime Minister Nehru muzzling his guest in the interests of Chinese-Indian relations already strained by events in Tibet. The Chinese people's congress went into a two-day recess Saturday soon after it opened, possibly to permit Mao Tze-tung, Premier Chou Enlal and other top Reds to examine the new situation created by the Dalai Lama's accusations. The Chinese delay in replying to these charges—which have seriously damaged Peiping's prestige in Asia — indicates that they were caught flat-footed. They have had nearly a month to prepare for the possibility that Sidewalk Bazaar Members of the retail committee of the Chamber of Commerce today put the finishing touches on a plan that will put many Ottawan's in derby hats and bonnets Wednesday. The big annual "Sidewalk Bazaar" will be held Wednesday from 9 a. m. to 8:30 p. m. New bargains at "old-fashioned prices" will be featured in the event which will find business firms moving out onto the sidewalks to do business. In an effort to promote the event, the Chamber committee, headed by Karl Jcsdinsky, has stocked derby hats, colorful vests and bonnets for store owners and their personnel to wear during the day. So far, the Chamber of Commerce reports sales of the lids and vests are excellent, indicating wide interest in the "Sidewalk Bazaar." In addition to merchandise displays many firms are planning exhibitions of old-fashioned items ranging from record players to motor cars. When 16-year-old John Johnson came home Sunday, he had a surprise for his parents. "I won the Road-e-o," the Ottawa High School student told Mr. and Mrs. Oak. J. F. Johnson, 747 S. The boy was referring to the annual Ottawa Jaycee Teenage Road-e-o held between 3rd and 4th on Hickory Sunday afternoon. Out of the 22 drivers entered, Johnson won first place. "We didn't even know he was in the contest," Mrs. Johnson said this morning. "He was just thrilled to death when he told us." The Road-e-o, a test in driving skill for teenagers, was c o m- pleted just before it began to rain about 4:30 p.m. Much of the contest was held under low overcast skies and drizzling showers. Young Johnson, who scored 424 out of a possible 500 points, will go to Hutchinson to compete in the state contest. He received a plaque and an expense-paid trip to Hutchinson. Winning second and third place were Tom Morrisey, 844 S. Mulberry, with 421 points, and Roger Keith, RFD 2, with 416 points, respectively. Morrisey receives*a key and Keith a lapel pin. Three of the 22 contestants in the Sunday contest were girls. All Darticipants were Ottawa High School students, Larry Walburn, Jaycee chairman, said. The winner of the state Road-e- o goes to Washington, D. C., to compete in the national contest. In the past, an Ottawa boy, Charles Senter, won the state contest and took 47th place In the national contest* Parts of the test include back' ing, parallel parking, driving one side of the car between per cups, dodging barrels, driving in crowded places and other skilled driving practices. Wet, Cold Weather Across Most Of U.S. Nuclear Test Note Is Sent To Khrushchev GENEVA (AP) - President Elsenhower has made a personal appeal to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to take the nuclear tost suspension talks out of their present deadlock, it was disclosed here today. A letter from the President to Khrushchev was referred to at today's meeting of the three-power conference. It was understood to urge serious Soviet consideration of n Western proposal for a stop- by-stcp approach to the problem of ceasing atomic and hydrogen weapons tests. At Eisenhower's vacation headquarters in Augusta, Ga., press secretary James C, Hagerty declined comment, He would not even confirm that the President had sent such a message. The disclosure of the letter was mnde ns if by accident by a Soviet spokesman. U.S. Ambassador James. J. Wadsworth refused to confirm or deny it, but later West- Albright Files Suit Against Former Sheriff William Albright, Ottawa, filed a petition in District Court asking for a $10,000 judgment against former Sheriff Jay Brown. Albright charges, in his petition, that Brown, serving as sheriff, Included In the bequests was a arrested and jailed him April 16, large oak table and eight chairs to the Peoples National Bank for the board of directors room. Appraisers were Dean Berlin, R. S. Hanes and Luther Stevens. Named To High Church Post NEW YORK (AP) — The Rt. Rev. Stephen F. Bayne Jr., of Seattle, Wash., will take over next Jan. 1 a new post that will make him the second most influential figure in the worldwide Anglican communion. Bishop Bayne who has headed the Olympia Diocese of Western Washington will become executive officer of the global family of 40 million Christians. His appointment is a move to strengthen church ties across national borders. Appointment of Bishop Bayne was announced Sunday. He was chosen for the post by the Mos Rev. Geoffrey Francis Fisher archbishop of Canterbury, primal of the Church of England. Bishop Bayne, who will be outranked only by the archbishop, is the first American named as an international prelate in anglican- ism. 958. Says the petition, Brown maliciously intending to injure he plaintiff without reasonable and probable cause and without any warrant issued out of a court if competent jurisdiction on a pre- ended charge of operating a mo or vehicle on the streets or highways of Franklin County while in- oxicated" arrested him. He further states that while he tvas in jail he was refused at ention from a physician. He was suffering from high blood pres sure and was a diabetic, the pe tition states. Albright claims he had not had any liquids of alcoholic content and that a blood test indicated he lad no alcoholic per cent in his blood. The case was dismissed by th( court, he said. He i s asking for $5,000 punitiv^ damages on two causes of action One is on the services of a coun sel, doctor's bill, and on the in jury of his "good name and repu tation" in the community. The other is because he wa subject to "great indignities, hu miliation, pain, mental suffering and it prevented him from a tending to his usual business. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST- Cloudy and cold this afternoon with northerly winds 20 miles per hour and a high in the middle 40s; partial clearing tonight and Tuesday and continued cold except some wanning Tuesday, afternoon; temperatures falling to 30-32 degrees by morning; high Tuesday near 50. High temperature Saturday—60; low Sunday—50; high Sunday—61 at 1:20 p. m.; low today—41 at 7 a. w.; high year ago today—TO; low year ago today—51; record high this date—84 In 1902; record low this date—25 In 1910 and 1953; hourly temperature! U hours ending 8 a. m. today: .54 9 p. m 48 .56 10 p. m 47 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m ......... 68 Noon ........... 50 1 p. m 2 p. m .? p. m 4 p. m. 6 p. m 6 p. m 7 p. m £ p. » 60 60 67 .55 50 50 50 49 11 p. m. Midnight 1 a. ra. 2 a. m. S a. m. 4 a. m t 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .46 46 46 45 45 45 45 44 Jeauty Contest Winner Cut Up LUCERNE, Kas. (AP)-A girl ho had just won a district Amei- can Legion beauty contest was njured Sunday in a car accident, er face cut so badly that 92 .itches were required to close the ounds. She is Miss Karen Mowry, 18, student at Fort Hays State. Miss Mowry won the contest aturday night at Norton. She and er mother, Mrs. Clarence Mowry, were returning home Sunday •norning when their car hit a nuddy spot on a county road near ere, went off a bridge and drop ied 14 feet. Neither the girl nor ler mother was critically hurt. Victory in the district beauty contest qualified the girl for the tate contest at Hutchinson in July. Ike Asks For More For Space Flights AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Presi dent Eisenhower today asked Con j-ess for an extra 45 million dol .ars for use to press for achieve ment of manned space flight. Part of the money would be used in a program to develop 1^-million - pound thrust single chamber rocket engine for launch ing space vehicles. Congress already has passei bills authorizing the spac projects. The President's reques for the funds for the fiscal yea ending June 30 was sent to th Capitol from his vacation heac quarters. The President requested th funds for the National Aeronautic and Space Administration. Denies MIG Fighters Patrol Air Corridor. the Dalai Lama would reach haven in one of Tibet's neighboring countries and disclose the truth of the situation in his homeland. * * * Peiping Radio Denounces Statement TOKYO (AP)-A statement by the Dalai Lama denouncing Red China was labeled "a crude document, lame in reasoning and full of loopholes" by radio Peiping today. In Chinese and English, the Communist station broadcast a harsh commentary of the official New China News Agency. The Panchen Lama, a.rival Installed by the Red Chinese to replace the refugee god-king, was quoted as saying the Dalai Lama's statement was a fabrication. BERLIN (AP)-The Soviet Em- assy denied today that MIG fight- rs have begun regular patrols in air corridors linking isolated •Vest Berlin and West Germany, here was a similar denial from American officials. The Soviet Embassy issued its tatement in East Berlin after re- orts circulated abroad that a So- /iet fighter squadron had been as- igned to patrol West Berlin's air- ifelines. "This report is not true," said J. W. Beburov, the chief Soviet spokesman. "There has been no change in the air corridor situa- ion on our side. The only change has come from the American side." He was referring to U.S. insistence that its Air Force planes have the right to fly to West Berin above the Soviet-specified 10,000-foot ceiling. Soviet MIGs have buzzed three U.S. Air Force transports within the last four weeks when they flew at altitudes above 10,000 feet, which Moscow claims must be reserved for Communist aircraft crossing the corridors. The United States holds that its new transports operate more efficiently at higher altitudes and will be dispatched to Berlin at high altitudes whenever necessary. Guild Would Publish Paper JEFFERSON CITY (AP)-The St. Louis Newspaper Guild was authorized by the secretary of state today to start business as the Morning Newspaper Publishing Co. of St. Louis. A group of St. Louis Globe- Democrat Guild members who have been on strike since Feb. 21 filed incorporation papers Friday for the venture. Today's action completed the formalities of setting up the corporation. Rollin Everett, executive secretary of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, was notified by telegram that the certificate had been issued. The venture starts with $500 worth of paid up capital and authority : to issue up to $30,000 worth of stock. No date for the start of publlca tion has been announced. Barney Wippold, one of the reporters who filed the papers Friday, said a newspaper publishing six mor nings a week would be started within a week or 10 days. No Sun day edition is planned. Skies began clearing to some extent about mid-day in Ottawa after a weekend of cloudy, wet weather that gave the community .60 of an inch of moisture. The weather bureau announced that rains measuring as much as slightly over an inch fell over most of the state over the weekend. A slow warming trend set in today and temperatures are expected to reach into the 50s tomorrow. The mercury is expected to remain in the 40s in tho east pert of Kansas today. The low mark in Ottawa this morning was 41. Wet, stormy and cool weather prevailed over most of the eastern half of the nation today, the weather bureau reported. A spring storm in the Rockies and northern plains appeared, how ever, to be tapering off. The major belt of wet weather extended from the central Rocky Mountains eastward to the Atlantic Is about 10,000 feet. It was the coldest reported in tho nation. Showers were reported in scattered areas south and southwestward through the lower mississip' pi valley. Tho snow, which hit the mountain areas of Colorado nnd Wyoming tapered off over southern Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. New snow this morning, mostly melting as it hit the ground, spattered northern Illinois and Indiana nnd southern Michigan. The snow, coast, and southward into the ower Mississippi valley. Heavy snows and unseasonable old spread over Colorado and yoming. Snow measured 13 Vt nches, at Pinedale, Wyo., anc he temperature dipped to 10 bove zero this morning at Lead ille, Colo., where the elevation Rummage sale Memorial Auditorium. Afternoon April 20-21. Princeton Community. Adv. Daylight Saving Confuses Many NEW YORK (AP) — If you're Q: How many states change to one of those people who gets confused every year about Daylight Saving Time, don't be surprised— it is confusing. Here's a little quiz that may help to straighten you out. Q: What Time? is Daylight Saving A: The custom of turning clocks ahead one hour in the spring and turning them back one hour in the fall, to make'the most of long summer days. Q: When does it start? A: In most places observing it, at 2 a.m. Sunday, April 26. Q: How long does it last? . A: Most places start it the last Sunday in April and end it six months later, on the last Sunday in October) which this year is Oct. .41 ,, .11 «»• Daylight Saving Time?' A: All or part of 24 states and the District of Columbia, mainly in the East and Middle West. Q: What is the shortest DST period in the country? A: Butte, Mont., which normally declares it from June 1 to Sept. 6. Butte is the only city in Montana which adopts daylight time. Q: What is the longest period? A: Kentucky, from April 26, to Oct. 31. It is meaningless in such cities as Lexington and Frankfort, however, since they maintain daylight time all year. Q: Doesn't the mixed time situation create confusion? A: It certainly does. Iowa, for instance, has no daylight time, but the border city of Davenport is ex pected to adopt it if Illinois cities across the Mississippi River do. Illinois is probably the champion of confusion. About 80 per cent of its people go on DST until Oct. 25, but rural areas are divided, some stopping at Sept. 27, and others staying on Standard Time. Some counties stay on Standard Time while the people in them operate on DST. Other states were uniformity is lacking include Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Minnesota, Alabama, and Virginia. Q: How about the other states? A: The following states have Daylight Saving Time from April 26 to Oct. 25: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Daylight Time ends Sept. 27 in California, Nevada, Indiana and Wisconsin. In Massa chusetls it runs until Oct. 18. U. S., Canada To Work Together On Satellite WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Canada an nounced today they will collabor ate in rocket and satellite experi ments to learn more about th arctic upper atmosphere. Canada's Defense Research Board, which has conducted re search in the ionosphere for years will adapt its techniques to rocke vehicles which the U.S. Nationa Aeronautics and Space Adminis tration will supply. Dr. T. Keith Glennan, NASA chief, and Dr. A. Hartley Zimmer man, chairman of the Canadian Defense Research Board, an nounced that NASA has accepte< proposals for joint rocket anc satellite ionospheric experiments They said the projects will be non-military. Space Priority WASHINGTON (AP)..-Efforts t place a man in space ahead o the -Soviet Union has been giyei the highest priority by U.S. scien tists, Dr. T. Keith Glennan tol Congress today. Lamb Insured Payment Plan, tdv mixed with rain, is expected to move on into the mountains of Pennsylvania and New York. The snow belt was confined to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Last night cool air from Canada continued to drain southward and covered areas through New England, most of the Ohio Valley and northern sections of Oklahoma and New Mexico as well as the north central region and plains, and into the Rockies. Ignore Hitler FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)Adolf Hitler was born 70 years ago today in Braunau, Austria. West German and Austrian newspapers and the German and Austrian people generally ignored the anniversary. ern sources made it clear the letter had been mentioned. There was no indication of when tho letter was written. The Western step • by • step proposal was made April 13 after Easter recess. Under thin plan the three powers would first stop nuclear tests on the surface of the earth, under water and in the atmosphere to a height of 31 miles. The problem of banning underground and outer space blasts would be left for later negotiations. The disclosure of Eisenhower's personal appeal came at a time when there was increasing speculation that the whole problem of nuclear test ban might be taken up during the foreign ministers conference opening in Geneva on May 11. France Is taking part In the foreign ministers conference but is not represented in the nuclear test ban talks. Up to now Soviet delegate Semyon Tsarapkln has given a negative response to the step-by-step proposal. He has clung to the position that agreement was still possible in the three-power conference for a suspension of all types of nuclear tests, Ike Formally Sends Herter's Name To Senate AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - President Eisenhower today formally nominated Christian A. Herter to be secretary of state. The nomination of Herter, 64, now undersecretary, to succeed cancer-stricken John Foster Dulles was sent to the Senate from the President's vacation headquarters. Herter is scheduled to go before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday. Speedy committee approval and Senate confirmation of the nomination have been predicted. The President was reported well pleased by the reception of the Herter nomination, at home and abroad. In his first major assignment in the cabinet post, Herter will represent the United States at a Par- meeting of Western foreign ministers starting April 29. That group will go to Geneva May 11 for conferences with the Soviet foreign minister in an effort to ease East-West tensions. Eisenhower plans to end his two-week vacation Tuesday afternoon and fly back to Washington. A ROUGH LANDING resulted when the car of Dwlght L. Olnnder, 57, of Topeka, jumped the bridge rail shown at right and plunged 200 feet onto the bank of the Kaw river at Lawrence. The bridge Is on the Kansas Turnpike. Olander, who was driving alone, suffered a broken back, leg and ribs. He was freed by a highway trooper who used bumper jacks to lift the wreckage of the car. Home-Made Plane Crashes, Two Hurt OAKDALE, Calif. <AP) - Their home-assembled airplane was a total wreck but brothers Glendon and Gerald Conkle were able to walk away from it Sunday after it crashed into an irrigation ditch. Glendon, 28, and Gerald, 23, of nearby Modesto, assembled the small plane from a variety of parts over a two-year period. When they finished it was prop* erly licensed and test flown. The plane developed engine trouble near Knights Ferry, 1« miles northeast of here, and crashed after hitting some roadside trees in an attempt to land on Orange Blossom road. Glendon had facial cuts; GertW • broken arm. -*• ; i H ! i il

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