The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 21, 1959 · Page 11
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 11

Ottawa, Kansas
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Tuesday, April 21, 1959
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Serves City Of lob 60 Years By EMERSON LYNN The lola Register IOLA, Kas. (AP)—The most durable, well qualified and under-! paid city official in Kansas must] be Thomas H. Bowlus who on Ap-j ril 15 completed 60 years as city; treasurer of lola. The most durable because the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, knows of no other who has served his community for so many years. In 1929, the league presented Bowlus with a diamond studded service pin, its highest honor. Now he's entitled to two of them. Qualifier! because he has been president of the A.len County State Bank, lola, for more than half a century and is known as one of the keenest financiers in southeastern Kansas. Underpaid because all of the city salary checks he has drawn since 1899 add up to $2,413. Within the memory of most lolEns no one has challenged Bowlus' a p p o i n tment as city treasurer. Regardless of factional THOMAS H. BOWLUS ling over a proposal to build a city 'power plant. Bowlus belonged to jthe Independents who favored the proposal. Campaigning was lively. Bowlus won his race for treasurer but half of the Independent ticket was defeated. Although the election gave no clean answer to the utility question, lola started construction of a power plant to cost $10,000 in the spring of 1900. The plans were drawn by Burns and McDonnell Engineering Co., Kansas City. Only the shell of that first plant exists but from it has sprung a municipally owned electrical system valued at three million dollars. The latest addition, costing $850,000, was designed by Burns and McDonnell, watched by Bowlus and completed in 1958. During Ws 60 years in office, 1 30-DAY PRCCIPI1ATION OUUOOK BFLOW DAY TfMPMATUftf OUTIOOK ... ,. ., ... .... , BowluB has served under 20 may- fights, city squabbles or politica QrS| worked w|th scores of counc ,,. differences, each newly elected city commission has chosen Bowlus to guard the city's money. But it has not always been that easy. When he first was nominated in March, 1899, lola was feud- Convicted On Loan Violations WICHITA (AP)—Odus H. Rog ers, operator of Broadway Loans, Inc., Wichita, was convicted on five counts today of violating the state's consumer loan law charging excessive interest small loans. by 6-Year-OId Girl Is Wagon Train Casually OLATHE, Kan. (AP)—A 6-year old girl is the first casualty of the Oregon Centennial wagon train. Jo Ann Marshall, a spectator, was bitten on the right shoulder on]and thrown to the ground by one of the horses Monday. She was Common Pleas Judge Tom Raum fined Rogers $2,590 and sentenced him to serve six months in county jail on each of the five counts, the terms to run concurrently. Rogers indicated he would appeal. Judge Raum said a study of the evidence convinced him that Rogers had charged more than the legal limit of 3 per cent per month on unpaid balance, on amounts less than $300. The law limits interest on larger loans to five sixths of one per cent per month on unpaid balances, he said. men, commissioners, city clerks, engineers and other municipal officials. He has supervised the re ceipt and expenditure of city funds totaling millions, without a loss. From 1899 until 1950, Bowlus. \vas piiiJ $40 a year. He never nought an increase in salary and no one thought of giving him t pne. But in 1*950 the city dads surprised him and hiked his stipend to $50; in 1951 they gave a blanket aise of six per cent to all city employes which boosted Bowlus to In 1955 the governing body liked his pay to $100 a year. Since Aug. 8, 1908, Bowlus has been president of the Allen County State Bank which was founded in 1Q85 by his father, George Bowlus. $.ur«. : U.S. Wf ATHfR BUREAU Pop Warner Award To Henry Shenk TOPEK.A (AP)-H chairman of the do] physical education and recreation nt the University of Kansas, today was presented the Glenn S. (Pop) Warner Conference ward ik t Shenk, menl ol ecrcallon as, today S. (Pop) ngulshed achievement award for service toi youth. Gov. George Docking presented Ihc award during a conference vith the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness, of which Shenk is chairman. Docking said the award Is for the Kfinson who did the most In the past year for promotion of physical fitness In youth. Warner was o famous footbal coach nt Stanford University and other schools for many years. The OTTAWA HERALD If, Tutsday, April 21, 1989 • 1 Dies In Wichita . WICHITA (AP)-Mro. Cora tya« Johnson, 68, Port Seott, Mired cofo operator and Republican committeewoman, died In a Wkh" ita hospital Sunday. She came to Wichita three weeks" ago to" VMt n daughter, Mrs. Virgil Gibson, The body was taken to Fort Scott, better balance! SO-DAY FOKISCAST — These maps, buuml on thono supplied by the U. S. Weather Bureau, forecast temperatures and precipitation for the, next «0 days. (AP W'lrcphoto) Testify En House Hearing with private interests for search. Avery said he believed that in past yenrs the Agriculture Depart menl's research has been more toward greater production lhar new and improved uses and that WASHINGTON (AP) - Three;, he lnUcr was neec i c d to eliminate realed for a bruise, given a tetanus shot and taken home. Jo Ann was among 1,000 per- ;ons who watched the seven wagons pass through Olathe. The train camped near hero Monday night and will make a short 10-mile move to Gardner today. At Gardner the Oregon Trail split off from the Santa Fe Trail and angled northwest. Ahead lies most of the 2,000-mile 'ourney to Independence, Ore., dramatizing the history of the old Oregon Trail. The train left Independence, Mo., Sunday. A member of state and national banking a s s o c lations, he has served two terms as a member of the Kansas State Banking Board and now is a director of the Kansas Bankers Surety Co. A charter member of the lola Rotary Caib, he has sparked a score of civic projects including construction of the Allen County Hos pital in 1950. He donated the site lor the structure. Now turning 85, Bowlus is at his desk every day and has no intentions of retiring—he has too many projects to watch, including the treasury of lola. House members today testified before a House agriculture subcommittee in support of legislation to provide for increased industrial use of agricultural products through expanded research. Rep. William II. Avery (D-Kan) urged legislation which would authorize further research activities under supervision of the Agriculture Department and the secretary of commerce. The bills supported by Avery also would authorize the depart ment to make grants to land-grant colleges and experiment stations for carrying on an expansion of esearch. The government also would be uthorized to enter into contracts surpluses and provide more farm rices Cut on Popular Items Apr. 23 to Apr. 29 ncomc. To Speak At Banquet WICHITA (AP)—Frank Leahy, former Notre Dnme grid coach, will speak at the annual all-sports banquet at the University of Wichita May 14. Leahy now is executive vice president of a Denver oil and gas firm. WIDlB-TRAGKPCiNTMC! EVERYTHING In FLAT GLASS WINDOWS MIRRORS FURNITURE and DESK TOPS SUFFRON Gloss Co. «8 N. Main Ph. CH 2-2518 Wheels are five inches farther apart. This widens the stance, not the car, gives you road-hugging stability, less lean and sway. Only Pontiac has Wide-Track Wheels! SEE YOUR LOCAL AUTHOnifcED PONTTAC DEALER McLAtN MOTORS, Inc. 580 N. Main, Ottawa, Kansas 1'onUao, Cadillac, Vnuxhall ... Or Visit Our Store SPRING GENERAL CATALOG SAVE Equipped PRICES CUT Fligntlmer Reinforced Bath Towel Has dual headlights, dual tailights and luggage carrier Double bar frame Spring fork has torsion spring action (.75 in. midweight tires 25x50 |n. Hand Towil Wis 91$ 2 for With clith W» 2/720 (A) OH pg. 695 Wash 'n Wear Men's Shirt Was |59 1.86 • Dan Riv«r cotton • Three colors (K) on pg. 466 Wejwant you to meet sqme^of f->T TTY* "pQ "1 "T* 1 Q rl 1 £!* O OLi-JL JLctli. lci(JLlt?o SAVE6 77 ! Umbrella Tent 9 1 / 2 x9 1 /2ft. Was 59.65 • Aluminum poles • 7.68 oz. drill cover • 7 1 /z-oz. duck floor 9 1 /2Xll 1 /2-ft. CO99 Was 65.96 3O SAVE $ 2! Spin-Cast Outfit JBI2 89 • 6-ft. glass rod • Reel with IOO yds. 6-lb. test line • 3 spin, leaders • Two 2 7 /s in. spoons Spin-Cast Reel Was 1199 13.67 H • Lightning fast • Casts 1Mb. line Save 35"! 714 HP Motor t«f-_ |7Q AC I ^m ^m Vw $15 Was i/ I £*•£•§ rjown • Forward, neutral; 360° reverse • Automatic rewind starter • Remote 2 1 /2 gal. fuel tank incl. Save 73" on Outfit! 12-ft. Aluminum Boat I84.OO Boat Trailer with Tires 109.00 7 1 /a H. P. Motor (above) ...179.95 Boy's Sport SHIRT-JAC Was |8S 2.33 • Sizes 8 to 18 • blue, brown • Linen-like (1) on pg. 444-5 472.95 Tot's Anklet 3 prs. Were 1.37 3 Prs. • Nylon-cotton • Sizes S to 9 • Five colors (D) on pg. 363 Teen's, Ladies' FLATTIES Was O39 3.77 PRESIDENT of the Hutchinson (Minnesota) Council of Church Women, Past President of the Hutchinson Hospital Auxiliary, and mother of two eons—that is Mrs. Leonard G. Johnson. Her husband is the Standard Oil agent in Hutchinson. THE OTHER DAY someone remarked that the oil business was only a man's business. It isn't true—and thank heaven for that! Thousands of women have played a vital role in making Standard Oil what it is today—stockholders, employees, wives of employees, businesswomen and dealers' wives. Here are just a few of our fair ladies. There isn't enough room on this page to print all of their pictures. Women have an unerring instinct for quality and service and value—things on which our business is built. This is why so many women are busy on the scene at Standard Oil. But we are equally grateful to wives and mothers behind the scene. They know how to ladle out generous portions of praise and encouragement—just when they're needed the most. Progress depends on perseverance. And we count on thousands of the best bucker-uppers in the world! A "man's business," indeed! MISS MARY OARVEY IS A SCIENTIST in our research center at Whiting, Indiana. A graduate of Purdue University, her branch in science is chemistry. She is conducting one of hundreds of experiments that go on here continually to improve petroleum products. bn i • ••> 3 • (AA) 6 to 9 • (B) 5 to 10 • Three colors (1) on pg, 171 399°° 29900 Broadcloth Garter Belt Was 80* 69< • 4-in. front • Waist sizes 22 to 36 i". (t) on pg. 237 CH 2-2820 107 S. Main Ottawa MISS AGNES TOKHEIM is president of The Tokheim Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her company manufactures and sells gauges to Standard Oil. More than 30,000 independent businesses supply Standard with the services and materials needed to give you top-notch service. BEFORE HER RECENT RETIREMENT, Miss Flora Adler was executive secretary to a Standard Oil official. An employee of Standard for more than 22 years, she is now on a world tour. Back in 1903, when retirement benefits were virtually unheard of in industry, Standard Oil started its retirement plan. MISS MARGARET JOHNSON, an assistant principal in a Chicago high school, is shown going over a problem with George Mitchell (left) and Tom Madden, Miss Johnson is one of more than 53,000 women who own stock in Standard Oil. Standard has paid dividends in 66 consecutive years. V \9 STANDARD OIL COMPANY THE SIGN OP PROGRESS, THROUGH RESEARCH

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