The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 29, 1959 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD Vol. 63 No. 121 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29,1959 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Four Western Foreign Ministers ' ' ' ' ' .•..'••* In Agreement In Many Areas European Security Is On Discussion Agenda " British Press Upset About Montgomery's Slap At U. S. WELL, IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN — A stroll in City Park, a pause on the bridge, the trickling stream flowing underneath, the luxurious color of red buds overhead, the grass and trees growing green — It all adds up to one thing: spring, as OHS seniors Barbara Dahlstrora and Dallas Turner well know. (Photo by Lloyd Ballhagen) Side Swipes Cyclone cheerleaders are hoping that the track fans attending the Northeast Kansas League meet at Cook Field Friday night are "plenty thirsty." If they are dry. the cheerleaders from Ottawa High School will get to go to Oklahoma this summer. The pep squad will run the concession stand at the track meet, and proceeds go to a fund for the trip. They raised money earlier with a pay assembly, and they need some more in order to take the trip. Mrs. Howard Doman, group sponsor,, said they are to attend Herkimers Cheerleading Clinic near Norman, a 5-state school for cheerleaders. Last year, the OHS group, attending for the first year, tied for firs with Lawrence on the final day of the clinic. Right Thoughty! BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service office here said it received the following letter from a taxpayer: "I am extremely sorry but I just realize that I forgot to attach Form W-2 to the rest of the papers mailed to you a few days ago. I realize that this will cause extreme headaches and am herewith enclosing a couple of aspirins, and believe me, I am not doing this to be facetious either." Sure enough .there were two aspirins enclosed. Rough Play Norwegian Ship Calls For Help ; PERTH, Australia (AP) — The 12,800-ton Italian liner Australia with tw,o doctors aboard today raced to the aid of the Norwegian ranker Farmand, about 780 miles northwest of Fremantle, Australia, after an SOS. The 11,000-ton tanker reported eight killed and five injured among its 45-man crew in an engine room explosion and said fire had broken out. She radioed Fre mantle for immediate assistance and medical aid. A later message from the tank er said the fins had been extinguished. Schools Getting In Agreement On Consolidation . HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The life of a revenooer can be a trying thing in the West Virginia hills. Agent Merlin Mitton was trying to make an arrest for possession of moonshine when he was bitten on the nose and on the back. The nose wound required 17 stitches. A federal grand jury indicted Harry Johnson of Logan County Tuesday for doing the biting. The formal charge was assaulting a federal officer and hindering him in his duties. Get Their Recipe! , HONOLULU (AP) _ Gov. William F, Quinn says Hawaii's government will have a surplus of about nine million dollars more than expected for the current two- year period and the next. He told a news conference Tuesday he hopes the Legislature will use the surplus for capital improvements and pay raises government employes. Guild Declines To Appear At A Senate Hearing ST. LOTUS (AP)—The St. Louis Newspaper Guild formally de clined today an invitation to ap pear at a Missouri Senate com mittee hearing in St. Louis Fri day on the union's strike agains the Globe-Democrat. Publisher Richard H. Amber said he and oth?r managemen representatives will be present. The invitations were mailed by Sen. Michael Kinney (D) of St Louis, the committee chairman The Senate group is considerinj resolutions calling for a Senate in vestigation of the strike. Rollin Everett, executive secre tary of the union, wrote Kinnej that "for us to take part in sue! a highly irregular proceedin would be to contone it and en courage further use of such move against legitimate strikes." The Globe-Democrat has no published since 332 members the union went on strike agains the newspaper Feb. 21. At issu are a pension plan and job se curily. Three grade schools — two inr 'ranklin County and one in Osage| — switched on the green light for chool consolidation in meetings ast night. Michigan Valley grade school district and Appanoose grade school districts voted to consolidate, in elections held at their respective districts. In Appanoose, he vote carried 42-19, while at Michigan Valley it was favored 19-8. The combined valuation of both districts will be $2,321,069, giving he consolidated school a total of 92 pupils. Appanoose had 61 pu pils and Michigan Valley, in Osage bounty, had 31. The two high school districts were combined earlier, when Michigan Valley voted to annex itself to Appanoose. Meanwhile, in north Franklin County, Mineola rural grade school unofficially gave the board the "go-ahead signal" on plans for consolidation. The patrons met at the school building, seven and a half miles northwest of Ottawa. Mineola is one of the six districts who have been studying plans for consolidation for about two months. Last Friday, Green Dell gave its board the unofficial nod. Tonight, Employment Is Up In Kansas TOPEKA UP) — Kansas employment is surging upward under prssure of seasonal expansion in construction and other activities. Nonfarm wage and salary employment was estimated at 541.200 in mid-March, up 9,800 ovtfr February and 13,000 above March W58. Factory employment edged upward from February but the 116,800 working in this field was 5,200 below March 1958. Approximately 33,900, or 4.2 per cent of the civilian labor force, were unemployed at mid- March. This compares to 42,500 in February and 51,400 a year ago. LONDON (AP)—Britain's press fired a concerted blast at Field Marshal Montgomery today, declaring the blunt old soldier chose the worst possible moment to launch a TV attack on the quality of U.S. leadership. The papers expressed fear Montgomery's derogatory remarks on the eve of the East-West foreign ministers' talks might" have dealt a damaging blow to British-American unity. In an hour-long film televised Tuesday night in America by the Columbia Broadcasting System, Montgomery said that American leadership of the free world is suspect and declared that Britain had come forward to supply the consistency needed by the Western Alliance. The interview was shown on U. S. screens not long after Montgomery arrived in Moscow for >a private visit which some British papers have condemned. Montgomery, who filmed the interview before making his self- appointed mission to Moscow to examine what ails East-West relations, also fired a scatter shot at President Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles and Secretary of State ChrisUan A. Herter. These American leaders, the wartime hero asserted, are "people who are not very well" and added that this is "not good." Commented the Tabloid Daily Sketch: "Monty is dead right when he says that soldiers should stay out of politics. If only he would take his own good advice." The liberal News Chronical said the references to the health of America's leaders were "couched in the worst possible way," and to add the taunt about Western leadership passing to Britain is like a small boy-putting his thumb to his BULLETIN ST. LOUIS I/PI — The Missouri Pacific Railroad has ordered the rulcHse of protested tnxes to 60 counties in Kansas. The railroad said U was doing this In order to help Missouri Pacific communities meet current obligations. The line said It released the tax money In iplte of a recent Kansas Supreme 1 . Court ruling, which, the Mo-Pac said, upheld. Us contention that railroad property was ovcrnsscased. The line said its property was assessed at 60 per cent of actual value while other property In Kansas wan assessed at 22.3 per cent of "true market value." A Mo-Pac official Hold further litigation would create "great financial hardship to Missouri Pacific communities." PARIS (AP) — The four Western foreign ministers, meeting to unify their positions before the coming East- West conference, reached "large areas of agreement" in today's opening sessions, an American spokesman said. The spokesman said the sessions went smoothly, although minor areas of disagreement cropped up. He told newsmen that on the basis of progress shown today, U. S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter may move up his departure for Washington from Saturday night to Friday night. "In fact," the spokesman said, "we covered more ground than we expected." The American spokesman told newsmen at a briefing session that the four-power working group of experts will meet tonight to reword certain sections of their orig- nose. "What will Montgomery have to say to Soviet Premier Khru- schev?" the Daily Sketch asked. "We can only stand well back, cross our fingers — and pray," it Panama Invaders Offer Terms For Their Surrender PANAMA 'AP)—A band of CU' ban invaders of Panama today said they would surrender only if assured they would be returned immediately to Cuba and would not be punished. President Ernesto de la GuaV dia's government showed no inclination to promise more than its earlier assurance that the members of revolutionary band would not be killed. The government looked now for his free-wheeling criticism Baxter district meets and Friday night the Sand Creek district will meet. Davy district will meet Monday night, and New Union will hold a community meeting next Friday night. said. In Montgomery charged that American leadership had perhaps "slipped a little" because Eisenhower, Herter and Dulles "aren't very well, very fit." American leadership, he said, could be characterized by "lack of decision at the top level." for Hurry, Hurry, Thursday is the last day to join our FREE Gift Club—choice of FREE Silverware or Shrubbery. Ottawa Savings & Loan. Adv. May Drop Ambassadorship Despite Heavy Senate OK The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Mostly fair this afternoon and tonight; partly cloudy Thursday; a little warmer this afternoon, other* wise continued warm; high this afternoon and Thursday near 80; low tonight lower 50s. High temperature yesterday—77; low today—55; high year ago today—55; low year ago today—35 record high this date—96 In 1910; record low this date— 3U In 1903; hourly temperatures, hours ending 6 a. m. today: 24 9 a. m 61 10 a. m 67 U a. m 70 Noon 73 1 p. m. 75 2 p. m 76 3 p. m 77 4 p. m 76 5 p. m 75 6 p. m 74 7 p. m 71 % p. m 65 9 p. m. 10 p. m 53 11 p. m 38 Midnight 60 1 a. m 60 2 a. m PI 3 a. m 62 4 a. m 60 5 a. m 56 6 a. m 57 .67 7 a. m. 8 a. m 58 WASHINGTON (AP)—A parting 1 drop of verbal acid from Clare Boothe Luce has brewed a new storm that could end in her quitting her newly won job as ambassador to Brazil. Shortly after the Senate gave her a thumping 79-11 vote of confirmation Tuesday, in spite of bitter opposition by Sen. -Wayne Morse (D-Ore), Mrs. Luce issued this statement in New York: "I am grateful for the overwhelming vote of confirmation in the Senate. We must now wait until the dirt settles. My difficulties, of course, go some years back and began when Sen. Wayne Morse was kicked in the head by a horse." That put the fat in the fire. Morse, still on the Senate floor, retorted "This is part of an old pattern of mental instability on her part." Several of his Democratic colleagues, who had voted for Mrs. Luce's confirmation, jumped up to repel the attack against one of their own. They said if they had it to do over again, they'd vote against her. There was a flurry of telephone calls between the White House and Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois. Dlrksen passed the word that the President felt there was some provocation for her remark. Mrs. Luce's husband, Henry R. Luce of the Time-Life-Fortune publishing empire, said in New York he had asked his wife to resign the ambassadorship. Luce took the position that the Senate confirmation had vindicated Mrs. Luce. "But," he said. 'there remains the question of Brazilian opinion and whether she :an now hope to accomplish the delicate mission assigned to her by the President in a climate of uneasiness which the smears and suspicion aired on the Senate floor have naturally created in Brazil." The Senate confirmation seemed to be final, short of an unlikely vote to ask President Eisenhower to return the nomination. Mrs. Luce had no immediate comment on her husband's request that she resign. At the White House, press secretary James C. Hagerty said "there has been no resignation." Mrs. Luce, playwright, former Republican congresswoman from Connecticut and former ambassador to Italy, is celebrated for her abrasive tongue. A 1944 speech in which she said Franklin D. Roosevelt "lied, us into war" was one of the main things for which Morse criticized her. After word of her parting gibe at Morse sped to the Senate floor, Dirksen tried to smooth things over by complimenting Morse on his "durable sense of humor." Would Reduce Acreage, And Raise Support WASHINGTON (AP) — A House agriculture subcommittee, today approved a bill to cut wheat acreage 20 per cent but increase the price support level from 75 to 85 per cent of parity. Chairman Carl Albert (D-Okla) said after the closed-door session lie will seek approval by the full committee as soon as he can get it to meet. The Senate Agriculture Committee held off a vote until tomorrow on its own version of wheat legislation. Both the Senate and House measures are designed to chop into the ever-mounting wheat surplus. The House bill would make mandatory a 20 per cent cut in production by individual wheat farmers for the I960 and 1961 crops. It also would increase the penalties for over planting. A farmer now may grow up to 16 acres of wheat without regulation or penalties. This would be reduced to 12 acres, Only those farmers who grew wheat in 1957, 1958, or 1959 could avail themselves of this. The House version would also change the present 30-acre limitation to permit farmers to raise any amount of wheat as long as it is used only on the farm where grown for feed, seed or human consumption. Both proposals are opposed by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. To Stand Trial For A Slaying KEYTESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Miss Closccil Hayes, 37-year-old former mental patient, yesterday was ordered to stand trial for the shotgun slaying of a Kansas City steel worker in December. After taking testimony at a preliminary hearing, Chariton County Magistrate Robert H. Bentley ordered the Negro woman bound over to the May term of circuit court. "The court finds the crime was committed as charged and there Is reason to believe the defendant is guilty thereof," Bentley said. Miss Hayes Is charged with first degree murder in the death of Conner W. Morris, 52, whose body was found near Salisbury, Mo,, Dec. 23. Miss Hayes was arrested after a shotgun stolen from Fred Henderson, a brother-in-law of Morris, was found at her clapboard shack at Salisbury. Dr. qernld B. Mason, • Sails \)\$y dentist, testified that a tooth found In Miss Hayes' home matched an empty space In MOT ris' mouth. Morris' body was ex- inal proposals to their chiefs. The revised sections are to be ready guidance to a team of five Latin humed March 12 and a section of Amorinnn nmhnssnrlnrs due here the jawbone W8S removed I 0 t Montgomery Begins Talks With Soviets MOSCOW (AP) — Field Marshal Montgomery today began his round of talks with Soviet leaders, meeting Premier Khrushchev first. "I have nothing to say," the British World War II hero told newsmen as he set out to keep his appointment with Khrushchev. Montgomery seems bound to get a warm reception here but his arrival Tuesday night did not create much excitement. Moscow's two leading newspapers — Pravda and Izvestia — devoted only two inches to the story. American ambassadors due here today. They are coming as an inspection team for the Organization of American Stales. The invaders' surrender terms were relayed to the government by one of two bearded Cuban officers sent to Panama by Fidel Castro's regime to seek the surrender of the invasion force, which embarked from Cuba last week. Carrying a Cuban flag, they met the hired invaders in the little town of Nombre de Dios, SO miles north of the capital on Panama's Caribbean coast. They had halted there Monday after advancing 35 miles along the coast from the beach on which they landed early Saturday. One of Castro's mediators, Capt. Armando Torres, hurried back to the jawbone checking against the tooth. Miss Hayes, who spent a year in 1950 in the mental hospital at Fulton, Mo., is serving a six- month sentence in the Chariton County jail for possession of the stolen shotgun. Find Plane On Mountain Top Pipeline Breaks, Spews Gasoline HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP)A 20-inch underground gasoline pipeline burst near this central Pennsylvania town early toaay, spilling thousands of gallons of ex- Armando Torres, nurnea oacK iu j , f d , t £ , ^ and the capital, bringing with him a v ™ a vo NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A wrecked plane spotted today on a bleak mountaintop in southeast Turkey was identified tentatively as a British air freighter missing with secret parts for Britain's rocket range in Australia. It had been feared that the plane had come down in the southern Soviet Union. There was no immediate word of any survivors. Twelve men were aboard the aircraft, which disappeared last Thursday. RAF headquarters in Nicosia said the evidence was fairly conclusive that the wreckage was from the missing Avro Tudor. A ground party was to be dispatched to the site. member of the foreign invading force. They went directly to the Cuban Embassy. Keeping a line open with the 79 other invaders, Torres colleague, Lt. Fernando Ruiz, remained at their camp in Nombre de Dios. President de la Guardia said Tuesday night that two more invasion ships carrying up to 300 men were reported on their way to Panama from Cuba. Panama's Minister of Government Jose Bazan said the country's 3,000 National Guardsmen— the nation's only defense force- have occupied "strategic points and are awaiting orders which will be issued whenever necessary.' Government troops held fire until Castro's mediators had a chance to try to persuade thejn vaders to lay down their arms on the promise their lives would be spared. Chairman Allen Ellender (' La) said he expects approval by the Senate Agriculture Committee of the proposal which would: Continue the present price support of 75 per cent of parity, but make mandatory a five per cent cut in individual acreage allotments of wheat farmers with 200 acres or less and a 10 per cent cut farmers with more than 200 acres. This would reduce, the national wheat acreage allotment of 55 million acres by about four million acre? ; (.reams. Police evacuated at least 25 families in a precautionary move, The flow of fuel was stemmed by closing two valves to the east and west of the break. A bulldozer was used to build a dam and prevent further gaso- ine from flowing into the fishing streams in the area, Several residents salvaged gaso- ine and filled their car tanks. Two fire companies stood by. Pressure sent the gasoline at least 50 feet into the air, a nearby resident said. Police said the pipeline was located about two miles southeast of Hollidaysburg. A spokesman said it was a recently completed 55-million-dollar line owned by the Laurel Pipeline Co. and running from near Philadelphia into Ohio. Hollidaysburg is about 100 miles east of Pittsburgh. Eisenhower Requests Stronger Labor for further discussion by the ministers when they meet Thursday. There were no details on what sections are to be changed. The over-all concept of the West's "package plan" will not be changed the spokesman said. The package plan includes the Western approach to problems of Berlin, Germany and European security. The British have been urging that a Western proposal on Berlin be separated from the other proposals to make an East-West deal possible on that divided city if nothing else can be achieved. It wui understood that the for- elgn minister* agreed today not to separate the Berlin question from the other issues, although no delegation member would say so on the record, Warsaw Pact foreign ministers, winding up a conference in Warsaw, Poland, opposed any attempt to link up the discussions. They said the "two most urgent and important questions" for Geneva were conclusion of a German peace treaty and liquidation of the military occupation of Berlin. Britain was waging a lone fight here against a package deal. U.S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd met for lunch then headed back to further consultations with French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Murville and West German Foreign Minister Heinrich von Brentano. Each delegation waa seven strong, making a total of 28 men. Herter met privately this morning with Couve de Murville and Von Brentano. The Soviet bloc today backed the British position with a statement .that anyone trying to tie the problems of West Berlin, German unification and European security "into one knot obviously strives to hamper agreed decisions." Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and representatives of the Soviet Union's seven European satellites and Red China, meeting in Warsaw, repeated Soviet demands that (1) Berlin must be made a demilitarized "free city," (2) a German peace treaty must be written speedily, and (3) German reunification must be achieved by negotiations between the East and West German governments. The continuing differences between the Western Allies cast U.S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter in the key role of conciliator so often played by his predecessor, John Foster Dulles. Herter's two-fold job is (1) to try and reconcile the British desire for "flexibility" with French- German insistence on "realism," and (2) to seek agreement for a policy that will regain the diplomatic initiative for the Allies in Europe. Little Richard Is A Free Do; OWASSO, Okla. (AP)— Little Richard, coon hound imprisoned nearly six days in a narrow crevice of a limestone bluff, was reported rescued alive today. There was no immediate word on his condition or details of the rescue. Hurry. Hurry, Thursday Is the last day to join our FREE Gift Club—Choice of FREE Silverware or Shrubbery. Ottawa Savings & Loan. Adv. WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower called on Congress today for tightening of the Senate's labor control bill at three points. Eisenhower told his news conference that the measure passed by the Senate has very definite weaknesses. He said he is very disappointed with it. The President said he believes the House should write in amendments to (1) curb secondary boycott, (2) outlaw blackmail picketing and (3) clarify the no-man's land area where the authority of the National Labor Relations Board and that of the states is cloudy. Eisenhower was asked if he feels it necessary to have such amendments in light of the bill of rights for rank and file labor that was voted into the Senate measure. Eisenhower replied that as it first was offered by Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark), he thought the bill of rights proposal was a fine thing. But he said a compromise which finally was adopted was not a real substitute for the kind of thing that should have been done. The substitute was -sponsored by Sen. Thomas Kuchel of Call fornia, the assistant Republican leader, and backed by a group of Republicans who have been re garded as friendly to organized labor. Traffic Jam In Newest Seaway VALLEYFIELD, Que. (AP) — Tugs worked in driving rain to*, day, trying to free the St. Lawrence Seaway of its first traffic. block after only four days of operation. The 8,000-ton lake ship PrescotL struck a bridge lift span Tuesday night and came to rest across Uyj Seaway channel, her prow blocking the entrance to the Beauharnois Canal. H] The blocking of the waterway was blamed, on a fuse which blfVf{ in the electrical system lifting^ bridge span to let the Prescott ' through. The ship's pilot dro; anchor but momentum vessel into the span. Lamb Imured P«mft«t Ptot.

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