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OTTAWA HERALD Vol. 63 No. 115 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1959 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Side Swipes Not just Ottawa merchants are holding a sidewalk oazaar today. Franklin County held one, too. The county bazaar, however, was held at the south side of the big, red building. Spread out on the lawn were the former possessions of Cleon H. Secord, former Ottawa music teacher, who is charged with grand larceny. Secord posted bond and fled the county. His belongings, including many musical instruments, were sold at a sheriff's sale. Pick Cheerleaders Ottawa Junior High cheerleaders were elected Tuesday follow ing a special tryout assembly in the morning. Selected as head cheerleader was Anne Machin, while Linda Showalter, Sharon Burke, Judy Daugharthy, Linda Detwiler and Paula Howell were elected to the cheering squad. A Bit Young GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Vincent Van Derhoff, of Chester, N.Y., answered an Orange County summons for jury duty with a letter saying: "I got good sense and if you really want me I'll be there." He continued: "But first I think I should square it with you. You see, I'm only nine years old." Vincent's father, of the same name, died two years ago. Costly Snack Okemah, Okla. (AP) — The curious appetite of Bessie the cow cost the Air Force $178.75. That was the amount paid Tues day to Okemah farmer A. L. Starkey, who claimed Bessie died of indigestion after eating an Air Force weather balloon. The balloon was released at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City and drifted into Starkey's pasture. Just Chatting SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — When police heard a suspicious person had been lurking in a pub lie phone booth for more than an hour they sent a car around to investigate. They found a woman on the telephone — just having a prolonged talk with a friend. tig Power Shovel Snags Phone Lines Make Final Plans For Dairy Day June 13 Dairy Month promotion planner; in Franklin County last night se June 13 as the definite day fo the county Dairy Day. The group of about 15 person: meeting at the Co-Op room aisc formed other plans for the day They also took steps to set up th activities for the "big promotion.' Clarence Keith, program chair man, said civic and 4-H clubs an< various organizations are submit ting names of candidates for th Dairy Princess contest. AppMca tions may be turned in to th county agent's office, the genera chairman, Jack Beauchamp; o the Kansas Dairy Association. Dairy food exhibits, made b 4-H club members, will be exhjb ited and sold during the day i downtown Ottawa stores. The to winners — about 30 blue ribbo winners — will sell their food at an auction in the ewning Chuck Stewart will "do the hon ors," Keith said. The climax to the day's activ ties will come in the evening a the National Guard Armory. The girls who make the foo will receive the money, after th auctioning. Also dairy bingo wi be played, pony rides will be o ered, the Dairy Princess will b crowned and a special, colorfu square dancing exhibit with par ticipants in costume will be held. Free milk and dairy product will be given away in the eve ring. A drawing for the product will be held, Keith said. The princess dinner will be he! in the Odd Fellow Hall at noo that day. It and the contest ar sponsored by the Chamber Commerce. Jim Allen is the finance con mittee chairman. SUNNY SHOPPING — Chamber of Commerce manager Peg Carr finds sunny, sidewalk shopping in Ottawa today as sho bargains* with clerks on Main Street. Many merchants displayed their wares for the sidewalk bazaar. OLD-FASHIONED ITEM FOIl KAZAAU — Among the many old-time Items brought out to the Ottawa Main street, today for the sidewalk bazaar was this well-preserved buggy. A host of shoppers, favorwl with sunny, warm weather and an air of festivities, turned out to buy "now merchandise for old prices." (Photos by Lloyd Ballhagen) A slight accident on one of the ity's flood control construction irojects yesterday resulted in a ong shift of work for some of outhwestern Bell Telephone Com- any's maintenance men. The big power shovel that has .ttracted much attention on Main Street where it is excavating for he south extension of the bridge, accidentally snagged a telephone ;able, putting some 75 or 80 telephones out of service. Ray Hall, plant supervisor here or the phone company, put main- enance men on the job immediately to restore the service. Three of the men, Sidney Barber, Roger Brink and John Craycraft, worked from 3 p.m., yesterday until 8 a.m., today. Barber and Brink did cable splicing in the excavation at the jridge, and Craycraft was at the plant at Main and Park, working with them at the other end of the severed phone lines. Bert Mitchell was also in on the work of restoring service. At 8 this morning Barber and Brink were relieved by Max Scott and Don Waldo, who continued the work of putting the cable back into service. Their work was ex- jfter deliberating about 30 min Jury Increases By $1,600 Land Taken For School District Court jurors Tuesday, pected to be completed about noon. Supervisor Hall said the cable which was snagged carried local lines totaling several hundred. A toll cable, close to the local cable was not damaged. J. T. Morrisey, Ottawa manager for Southwestern Bell, said "It was purely an acidcnt such as can be expected when construction work is in progress, and we are glad more phones were not put out of service." Barber and Brink regarded the long shift as "one of those things" that can happen, and remarked, "With this big excavation machinery in operation we are fortunate that it has not happened before." In connection with the bridge extension work, the phone company will encase the cable in conduit and it will remain in about the same position it has occupied for a number of years in crossing the river. utes, awarded Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Spigle about $1,600 more than court - appointed appraisers figure the property was worth. The appraisers set the value at $2,897.50 on the land southwest of Ottawa. It was condemned for the Ottawa Board of Education. Jurors agreed that the value of all the Spigle property there before condemnation was $13,500. The value of the remainder after condemnation was $9,000, the 12 persons decided. The difference: $4,500. Thursday, the jury will hear the Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Holmes appeal case. The Holmes also are appealing the price set by appraisers. Mill Strikers Use Guns, Gas, Bottles HENDERSON, N.C. (AP) — About 350 workers, many of them riding bullet-scarred autos, went to their jobs without incident today after the worst outbreak of violence in the 23-week Harriet- Henderson Cotton Mills strike. Clusters of pickets watched grimly in a steady drizzle as first- shift employes entered the North and South Henderson plant gates under police protection. There were occasional jeers and shouts. The scene contrasted sharply with Tuesday night when rifle shots slammed into cars bearing workers, and homemade gasoline bombs burst on the streets. No one was reported injured, al- Ihough an official said il was a miracle no one was hurt. "That's just a sample," a woman shouted. "There'll be more tomorrow night." It was Ihe worst outbreak of violence in 23 weeks of labor unrest in this industrial city of !€,000 near the Virginia line. The city looked toward a meeting today in Raleigh for a slrike solution from Gov. Luther H. Hodges and officials of the mills and the Textile Workers Union of America. A strike settlement was reached last weekend. It came apart Monday when the union complained UP Church Buys Site The Main Slreel Unilcd PresbV' lerian Church purchased a tract of land in the Gleason addilion as a sile for a new church. At a congregational meeting last night, it was voted to buy a tract about 3.3 acres in size on which Big Turnout For Sidewalk Bazaar EDNA AGNEW few of its members were getting their jobs back. Boyd Payton, Carolina's director of the union, complained to the governor the mill management had hired new workers for the mills' second and third shifts. Hodges asked company president John D. Cooper to bring all data on available jobs, along with copies of the proposed contract. Tuesday night's violence erupted 20 minutes before the approximately 100 workers on the second shift were to leave the plants. Dean Agnevr To Leave Ottawa U. Miss Edna Agnew, dean women at Ottawa University since 1953, resigned her position yester day effective June 15. In July she will be married to Cecil Houzc of Sardinia, Ind. Her home is in nearby Westporl. She made public her resignation last night to the university student council, an organization she has worked with since assuming duties at Ottawa. Miss Agnew said that she ap- .... m , . . ., ., predates her work at 0. U. and to build. The church sold ]ts| wou i d i cavc j t f or no other rca- present church located on thc! son lhan marr | age . northwest corner of 5th and Mainj ln addition to ner dllties Ottawa streets crawled with an- Iquity today, ns merchants re- urned to the past with old-fash- oncd prices." The spring "Sidewalk Bazaar" drew scores of area shoppers to ook at the colorful fashions and join in the festive atmosphere. :)ld-lime ilcms of interest were also on display. "The crowd's .not bnd," one merchant said. "Much belter than I expected ns cold as it is." Karl Jesdinsky, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce rctni! committee sponsoring the bazaar, said "about 95 per cent" of the merchants wore participating. "I walked down the street talk ing to merchants, and everybody seems to think that we're gelling n good crowd." AH for the weather, "Just like we ordered it," said Jesdinsky. Two items that stopped the curious, among the well-preserved :)URRics and multitude of other antiques, were setting In front of the Plnza Theatre and Saundei-s Music Store. In front of the Plaza was an antique hand-operated water-pump for fighting fires. It dales back to 1850, about 100 years old. The old fire wngon was brought lo Ottawa by Robert Gilliland, son of Ottawa Fire Chief Harry Gil- lilnnd, from Kansas City. It la owned by C. G. Lipps, fire chief of Northeast Johnson County firo department districts. Waller Butler displayed one o( his collector's items, a Coinola which was used in Ihc Silver Leaf Cafe on (ho 100 block of South Main around 1914. The machlno can play 10 tunes and has room for 20 nickels. "It's been In about a dozen Ottawa floods," Butler said. "It took me ubout five years to rebuilt Jl. \n colorful and curious as tha items displayed were Iho costumes of Ihc merchants and othef townspeople. An astounding return lo the derby hats, brilliant vests, sunbonnets and dresses and other clothes that were popular decades ago was the fad today. The "Sidewalk Bazaar" began ut 0 a. rn. today and will continue until 8:30 p. m. as several weeks ago It must va-' dcan of women she has taugnt a cate Ihe presenl church by April se ,„ English and part icipatcd *• 196 °- Jin the direction of the student per- Accordmg to Max Ward, mod- sonnel work al the un i vers it y . erator of the congregation, the new site consisting of 14 lots is' President Andrew Martin, who located north of 13th street, between Elm and Mpale. knew of the forthcoming re.signa- lion before leaving Sunday for Cost of the tract is in excess of j Chicago to attend North Central $10,000. The entire area is lo- association meetings, said that cated within the cily limits. Four 'iad appreciated the excellent work nt the lots were purchased from r :lie accomplished here. He said no The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair and warmer through Thursday; highs this afternoon lower 60s; lows tonight around 40; highs Thursday near 70. HiRh temperature yesterday—56; low today—3;); high ye;ir ago today—6'.); low year ago today—37; record High this elate—82 in 1953; record low tins date- 28 in 1931; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today: 9 p. m 48 10 p. m 47 11 p. m 44 Midnight 42 1 a. m 41 2 a. m 3R 9 a, m, JC u. m. 11 a. m. Noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 8 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 6 p. m. 44 .46 .50 .51 .52 .54 .5-1 .K'J .50 .49 3 a. m 3' 4 a. m 3fi 6 a. m. .11 fi a. m 3:1 7 a. ni 3fi 8 a. m. .39 BULLETIN Bill Rose, working on a sewer project in Ottawa, was partially buried by a ditch cave-in shortly after 2 p. m. today. Firemen, policemen and an ambulance were called, and managed to extricate him from the ditch He was working at 316 E. 13th on the C. A. Novak properly. He was discovered, buried except for head and shoulders, by Mrs. Ear] Gyist, who was out looking for her dog. It was reported (hat he was not too seriously burl. Robert L. White, 10 from Tom and Douglas Gleason. Warren Weien handled the transaction. successor has yet been named, Lamb Insured Payment Plan, adv Cost Of Living Steady In March Index Shows WASHINGTON (AP)-The cost of living, as measured by the government, held unchanged in March. The Labor Department announced today its consumer price ndex stayed at 123.7 per cent of ;he 1947-49 average, completing ,he longest period of relative price stability on record. The index has not fluctuated by more than two points in the past nine months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, and now stands two-tenths of a point below the all time high of 123.9 per cent touched last July and again in November. In March, falling food costs off- Net higher prices for some other items in the family budget. At the same time, the spenda- ble earnings of factory worker; reached the highest level in his lory. Their actual buying power set a record for March. It stood 7 per cenl higher last month lhan a year ago because of rising hourly rates and longer hours worked, on he one hand, and stability, mean- ime, of the cost of living. Some Ii350,000 workers whose vages ore subject to adjustment n line with consumer price hangcs will receive no increases ince March living costs remained table. About 900,000 of these are ailroad workers. The rest are in electrical and aircraft industries. Food prices dropped four-tenths )f one per cent last month, a movement contrary to the usual seasonal trend. Meat, poultry and fish prices dipped 1.2 per cent and eggs went down 3.1 per cenl. The general trend of olher costs was upward. One surprising bulge was In .transportation costs. An advance of 1.6 per cent in used car prices and of 1 per cent for gasoline con tribulcd lo Ihis rise. Ordinarily dealers are discounting new car prices at this season and used car prices are falling as Lhe number of tradeins'in dealers hands increases. But this year new car prices were unchanged from February lo March and Ihe demand for usec machines was forcing up prices o, used aulos. DOWN GO THE WALNUTS — The blaek walnuts along the southern edge of Forest Park are coming down this week, making room Jor the flood control project along the Morals des Cygnes Klvcr. Here, xvorkers from Nuuman Lumber Co., Ottawa, out down the trees, saw them up and loud them on a truck. (Pholo by Lloyd Ballhageii) Gen. Decker To Top Army Post WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower today named Gen. George H. Decker, now commanding U.S. forces in Korea, as vice chief of staff of the Army. Lt. Gen. Carter B. Magruder was given Decker's Korean command. Magruder has been deputy chief of staff for logistics for the Army in Washington. In conneclion wilh Ihe change, Eisenhower sent to the Senate a nomination to promote Magruder to the rank of full general. The shifts stem from the decision by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor to retire as Army chief of staff. Last month, Eisenhower tapped Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, who had been vice chief of staff since 1957, lo succeed Taylor. Decker is following in Ihe footsteps of Lemnitzer who had the Korean command when he was called to Washington in 1957. And presumably he was Lemnitzer's choice for vice chief. Lemnitzer has just wound up a visit to the Far East during which he spenl some time with Decker. Report Russia Sends A New Protest To U. S. WASHINGTON (AP) — The So- ;iet Union reportedly made n new protest to the United States today hot West German military forces should not be armed with nuclear weapons, particularly missiles. The Soviet Foreign Ministry de- Ivercd a note to U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson In Moscow. The note was not immediately tiade public, but diplomats here said that from preliminary information they were sure it covered Lhe same ground as the message from the Soviet government to West Germany earlier this week. The Soviets long have raised objections to putting nuclear weapons in the hands of West German forces. The Moscow concentration on this question indicates that Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko will raise it as an issue at Ihe foreign ministers conference opening in Geneva May 11. The 15-nalion North Atlantic Council decided at Paris in December 1957, that NATO forces in Western Europe should have missile bases with stocks of U.S. controlled nuclear warheads nearby. Deployment of the bases in individual countries was left up to the military commander, Gen. Lauris Norstad. So far, firm base agreements ^ave been negotiated with Britain and Italy and inlermediate-range missiles actually have been delivered to Britain. There have been persistent reports that West German forces would also get nuclear missile equipment. Wagon Train Pushes West GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — The Oregon Centennial wagon train pushed weslward on schedule today. The seven-wagon train, which lefl Independence, Mo., Sunday on a 2,000-mile journey to Independence, Ore., pulled out of its camp site near Gardner at 8 a.m. and headed for Lawrence, Kan. The party was scheduled to arrive at Lawrence between 3 and 4 p.m., today and camp overnight four miles west of Lawrence. Early today a group of about 30 young men, identified as University of Kansas students, attempted, to sneak up on the camp. They were spoiled, however, by $• guafd who invited them in for <jof« (ee. After chatting a while, the students left.

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