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Vol. 63 No. 122 OTTAWA, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 30,1959 7 CENTS TEN PAGES Side Swipes State Trooper Harold Bennett., Ottawa, was on .the Kansas Highway Patrol's first team which fired first place in Division One of the pistol shoot at the spring convention of the Kansas Peace Officers Association Tuesday. Division One is for departments of 50 or more men. Topeka first team was second with 1,088 and Wichita first team was third with 'On the highw&y patrol first team, which scored a total of 1092, were Bennett, Gene btarr, Parsons; Ernos Hadiey, Wichita, and Ed Dunkel, Hays. The convention was neid at LID- eral. Uneasy Money LOS ANGELES (API-Invest gators said, supermarket operators became curious when Mrs. Elwood E. Kist demanded cash upon redeeming large groups of coupons. They said she cashed as high as $50 worth of coupons at a time. She had 400 altogether. Her postman husband was jailed on a charge of stealing merchandise coupons mailed to residents on his route. He denies guilt. New Wrinkle BRANTFORD, Ont. <AP)-Hpm- er Gingrich tied a four-foot line to his belt, ran it down the inside of his trousers and went wading two weeks ago on a private sanctuary near here. Unbeknownst to him a policeman's wife was watching. She saw Gingrich tug at his pants, reach down and unhook a speckled Sentimental Trip For Sec. Herter PARIS (AP)—U.S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter made a sentimental journey today to a French school ho attended more than half a century ago. A band of youngsters gave him a rousing cheer as they inarched in review in the same courtyard where young Chris Herter used to play. Born of American parents living in Paris, Herter entered the famed Ecole Alsacienne in 1902, as a boy of 7. He studied there three years. Now 64, Herter took time out today from the conference of West era foreign ministers to return to his old classroom. On the blackboard, in blue chalk and careful English, were the words come, Mr. Herter." "Wcl- Foreign Ministers Are In Agreement In Paris Decide On Plan Dutch Ship Brings A Cargo From Europe To Chicago fined $20 Wednesday for fishing out of season. Active Cuss OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Construction worker Bill Bell, 36 lost his balance and fell from a fifth- floor girder-but dropped only a few feet. He grasped a rope used to haul up air-conditioning equipment and swung into a fourth- floor window. ,**»• AFTER DINNER TALK — Jack Parr of Topeka, Cincinnati Royals professional bus- ketball team member and former All-Conference and All-American Center from K-Statc, vis- Its with guests of Osawatomte State Hospital after a Service Club dinner last evening. His personal message, "Looking Back," a program highlight, illustrated Mental Health Week theme, "The mentally ill can come back." The framed picture to of the hospital administration building. (Photo by Lois Smith) Sacred Heart Parish Plans An Expansion The parish of Sacred Heart (Catholic Church held its 'Kick- Off" dinner last night in t h e school basement. This event was tiie formal start of solicitation in the campaign for parish expansion. The meal was^ prepared and served by the ladies of the parish. The men of the organization pledged $40,657 toward the minimum goal of $85,000 and the 61 pledges averaged $666.50 each. The pastor, Rev. Charles Brink, said that this "fine start would indicate that the campaign will be a success." The parishioners at large will be solicited Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 5:00 and the first report meeting will be held Monday night. Speaker of the evening was the Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas, Most Rev. Edward J. Hunkeler. His central theme was that of the purpose of giving for the greater honor and glory of God, rather than for a philantro- phic purpose where the individual is glorified. He went on to say that if this intention is carried out, then the giver reaps great rewards through his own sacrifice. ,, . A pastor from a neighboring parish, Rev. Stanley Loncaric of Paola, spoke to the men regarding-the success of his own parish in a similar drive conducted by the same director in January of 1957. The general chairman and associate chairmen, Jack Morrissey and Harry Murphy, stated, "the men of the organization, through their fine cooperation and generosity have set a standard of excellence for the parish, in doing this we feel that the people will respond in a like manner this Sunday afternoon and we will go over our minimum goal." City Files On Last Of Flood Control Tracts A resolution condemning property along the north bank of the Marais des Cygnes River was approved by the City Commission last night. The 30-tract condemnation winds up the last of the property needed for flood control right - of- way along the river as far as the city officials know. Clerk Don Capper said it was the last "according to the present plans set forth by the Corps of Engineers.' The resolution takes property along the north bank, from the alley west of Main on west. It also includes three ponding areas ad jacent to tracts already condemn ed. : or More Study On Consolidation Baxter rural grade school step- ed into the limelight with Green Dell and Mineola schools last ight by approving plans for further study of a 6-school con- olidation in north Franklin Coun- y. A joint committee from the six .cards has been studying means f improving their educational sys- ems for about two months. The )oards are now holding communi- y meetings with the district pa- rons. So far, three dislricls h a v e Jven their boards the unofficial nod: Sand Creek v is to' me'et rriday night, and the other two, Davy and New Union, will meet Monday and Friday night of next week, respectively. The condemnation effects about 45 property owners. They are Bennett Creamery Company Ruel W. Mitchell; Norten H. and Mary Ann Torgerson; Carl L Kennedy; Frank L. and Mayne Aileen Mallory; Ottawa Savings and Loan Association; Frank S and Elma J. Cannady; Leonard R and Gertrude M. Crane; Earl Vern and Ernest Sink; Pearl and Juanita Edwards; Owen and H. zel Ogle; Minty May Sample Eva J. McDonald; Jessie Pear Stevens; Henry Barton Hays Lebert L. Hayes; Pauline F. Par rish; Alzira Boyd; Walter S. Pier son; Jess Underwood; Board o County Commissioners; Robert Hill; Herbert F. Branson; J o Wakefield; Edwin and Luellen Mo ler; Thomas D. Liggett; William C. Cunningham; Lue Bell a n Eleanor Hobbs; Janell Bien-Ja nelle Rice; Cyrus W. Hedrick Anita Marie Vann; Louis G Ames; Ottawa Cooperative As sociation; James F. Adams an James A. Blackwell; and Oily Stra ban Basile. Letter Carriers Of Kansas Meet Here Tomorrow The 47th annual convention of Kansas State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers will meet in Ottawa tomorrow and Saturday with convention headquarters in North American Hotel. Over 200 members of the Asso ciation and its Auxiliary are expected to attend. Members of Local Branch No 582 will be hosts with president, John C. Elder, in charge. Other officers are; KennetK N. Gentry, vice president; Ernest E. Watkins, secretary; Jay Milton, treasurer; Joe Taylor, sergeant-at-arms; and Richard Hewitt, collector - clerk. Auxiliary officers are Mrs. John C. Elder, president; Mrs. Richard Hewitt, vice president; and Mrs. Chris Krueger Jr., secretary-treasurer. Registration will start tomorrow at 9 a.m. followed by execu- CHICAGO (AP) — A flagbc- decked Dutch freighter carrying 1 a cargo from the old world comes to Chicago today, marking a niche in the maritime history of the new world. She is the 353-foot Prime Johan Willcm Friso, easy victor in the momentous race lo become the first Inrgo-size ocean-going vessel to sail the rebuilt St. Lawrence Seaway through the Great Lakes lo Chicago. The ship's arrival heralds a now era in sea transportation, opening ip the Midwest to big ships. A gala celebration, including n parade and banquet, awaited the Friso bore, similar to the whoop la Milwaukee put on Wednesday night when the ship docked there Chicago and other Great Lake ports'beam at the opening of th emvay because they hope it will naugurate a groat business boom. The 4,000-ton Friso was one of he first through the locks when he senwny opened Saturday. Tho Friso led her nearest com pettier In the westward race from Montreal—the 45fl 1 A-foot American lagshlp Santa Reglna—by some 200 miles. A roaring welcome- by some lfi.000 persons greeted Capt. Sandor Klein and his crew when tho Friso docked at Milwaukee 90 miles north to become the first foreign flagship to tie up at n Lake Michigan port after sailing through tho new canal. Sirens screamed, jets whooshed overhead and a helicopter dropped roses. Tho Friso carries a cargo of wines, artificial flowers, glassed mushrooms, toys, twine, window glass, farm implements and dies. Former K-State Star Is Speaker At Osawatomie A number of Ottawans were among the 250 persons attending Osawatomie State Hospital's Service Club Day activities yesterday, climaxed by a buffet supper with Jack Parr, former Kansas State University basketball star, as principal speaker. Kiwanis Club of Ottawa shared host duties with Rotary and Lions Clubs of Osa- give the address of welcome at Appointments By City Commission Last Night live meetings, business sessions and a luncheon. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. Mayor Kenneth Andrews will Wellington Girl Gets Scholarship WICHITA (AP)--Celia Ann Cox, 17, Wellington, has been awarded ,he University of Wichita's top scholarship — a four-year grant with $1,000 annual stipend. It is the Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship established in 1952 in lonor of a Wichita oil man. Dean Jack D. Heysinger said Miss Cox plans to continue her music studies at Wichita. The previously announced winner, Herman A. Zavala, Newton, informed Wichita U. officials he could not accept because of other plans. Report Godfrey Ailment Cancer NEW YORK (AP)—An operation disclosed today that Arthur Godfrey's chest tumor is cancerous. Physicians are removing it. One of the radio-TV star's doctors said at 10:30 a.m. that the operation would take until 11:30 a.m. Godfrey was taken to the operating room at 7:25 a.m. watomie and Paola. 'Parr, now a team member of •professional basketball, C i n- cinnati Royals, told of his 90-day treatment in Topeka State Hospital following a nervous breakdown last year. He related how a heavy study load combined with excessive parl-time work and late- season decline of K-State basket- jball fortunes touched off a severe mental depression. "In such a state, there seems nothing worth while," Parr related, "which seems odd now with so much to live for." Parr credits his quick recovery to psychiatric guidance of h i s doctor, and to physical therapy which aroused his interest in outside activities. In therapy he met Barbara Boyd, who became a good friend. The couple was married three weeks ago. Among guests were Governor and Mrs. George Docking. Docking praised work of the hospital where dismissal of increasing numbers of cured patients has be come standard procedure. "The hospital is rehabilitating many people," he stated, "and this is a terrific gain for Kansas, now ranking as No. 1 state in treatment of mental illness." the mixer in Masonic temple at 8 p.m. Ivan Baker of Kansas City, Kas., Stale Association president, will give the response. Helen R. Burrows of Coffeyville, N.L.A. treasurer, will give the invocation. Saturday sessions follow a similar pattern. Rev. Gerald Mease will give the invocation at the morning meeting. In charge of joint memorial services at 1 p.m. will be Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gentry and Mr. and Mrs. Jay Milton. Speaker at the evening banquet at The Barn at Gaynor's Lake will be James C. Stocker, N.A.L.C. officer. Ernest E. Watkins will be master of ceremonies and Rev. John B. Sweigart will give the invocation. A dance will follow the banquet. Ottawa City Commissioners, among other thlngst appointed city officials to office during their meeting last night. The only individual appointment change was in the police judge office. Robert Pi n e t, present Franklin County probate judge, succeeds Winton A. Winter as police judge. Mayor Kenneth Andrews oxplnin- ed thai Ihe commission felt the offices of county judge and city judge have been held by the some persons and this policy should be continued. Winter formerly hold both offides. " Individuals re-appointed were: Donald R. Maude F. Capper, city clerk; Kinnison, city trees Panama Troops Standing Ready Other visitors, who spoke briefly, were William W. Monypeny, Chairman, State Board of Social Welfare; and Marvin E. Larsen, Director of the Division of Social Welfare and Executive Secretary, State Board of Social Welfare. Dr. George Zubowicz, superintendent, introduced honor guests which included Mrs. Parr, Mrs. Monypeny and Mrs. Larsen and many service club officials. John Colvin. fianace officer at t h e hospital, and Donald Hood, chaplain, were co-chairmen for t h e event. Homewood School Election May 8 Homewood grade school district will hold an election May 8 at the school to decide whether or not .he residents should join Williamsburg grade school district, If the Homewood patrons rjo into the Williamsburg district, they will be allowed Lond-indebt- cdness-free'. They will not be required to pay for Williamsburg's new school. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Fair this afternoon and tonight; increasing cloudiness Friday' continued warm; high this after-. noon and Friday in the 80s; low tonight 55-60. High temperature yeBterday~85; low today— 54: high year ago today— 61; low year ago today— 38; record high this date— 88 in 1901, 1013 and 1938; record low this date— 26 in 1308; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today: 0 a. m ......... 68 10 a. m ......... 74 11 a. m ......... 78 Noon ........... 82 1 p. m ......... Kl 2 p. m ......... S4 I p. m ......... 85 4 p. m ......... S3 B P. m ......... 82 B p. m ......... 81 f p. m ......... 77 j p, m ......... 70 65 9 p ,ra. ... 10 p. m. ... 11 p. m. ... Midnight ., 1 a. in 51 2 a. m. 3 a, m 55 4 -i. m 58 5 a. m 64 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. PANAMA W — Panamanian troops today were reported preparing lo go into aclion al any minute against invaders from Cuba holed up on the north coast 20 miles from the entrance to the Panama Canal. A screen of U.S. fighter planes was ordered up over Panama's north coast today to detect the approach of more invaders reported crossing the Caribbean from Cuba. The air patrol was requested by the five-amba,ssador team sent by the Organization of American States to help end the vest- pocket attempt to overthrow Panamanian President Ernesto de la Guardia. An -informed source who report ed the imminence of attack on the invaders said the National Guard had held off to protect the 1,000 inhabitants of Nombre de Dios the coastal town taken over by the invaders who landed last Saturday from Cuba. Between ,200 and 300 guarc troops have been deployed arounc Nombre de Dios since Tuesday The government said the invad- ng force in Nombre de Dios now numbered 89, including 84 Cu- >ans, 3 Panamanians, 1 American and 1 Puerto Rican. The idenlily of the American was not known. The government claims the for- igners were hired by Panamanians in Cuba plotling to overthrow De la Guardia. The U.S. Air patrol was ordered after Panamanian authorities reported one or two more invasion boats carrying up to 300 men left the Cuban port of Surgidero, on Batabano Bay. Tuesday. The committee of ambassadors recommended thai the OAS Council in Washington urge Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Cuban government to "exhaust all measures to prevent a new invasion from being carried oul." Castro has condemned action from Cuban soil against other Lalin-American governments, and the OAS committee said it had found no evidence that any foreign government was involved in the invasion of Panama. Ottawan Fined In Johnson County A 66-year-old Otlawan was found guilty in Johnson County Magistrate Court Wednesday of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving. Virgil M. Kinnison, the man, was also charged with assault with intent to maim, but t h e charge was dismissed on a motion of the assistant county attorney, Kinnison, a weights and measures inspector for the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, was fined $25 on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident and '$50 on the reckless driving charge. The verdicts will be appealed, according to Kinnison's attorney. The mishap occurred on US50 near Gardner in a March snow storm. According to the charge, Kinnison's car struck the halted car of Thomas S. Tryrell, engine- man first class, U.S. Navy. The board decided to ho3d the election, after it was notified by the Williamsburg board that the 'Burg school will accept the dis trict bond-indebtedness-free. The election is for all patrons in the Homewood district, including those who earlier signed a petition to have their land moved into Williamsburg district. The voting will climax a sharp controversy which has been raging in the district for several months. Several persons in the Homewood district signed a petition to have their land moved, on paper, Into the Williamsburg dis trict, after voters turned thumbs down to a proposal to close the Homewood one -teacher grade school. The petition led lo a 2-day hear ing in the Franklin County Court house, at which Supt. J. J. Scotl presided. Scott and Osage County Supt. Pauj W. Crawford were to decide on the petition 30 days after the hearings. Since the hearings, the 'Burg grade school board offered to al low Homewood to enter the dis trict free of its bond indebtedness on its new building. It pve- urer; Douglas Gleason, city attorney; George Ledom Jr., city engineer; Eugene W. Flaherty, police chief; Harry W. Gilllland, fire chief; Harold Peffly, daJry in spector; Fred Vogler, building and plumbing inspector; and Hermai Stoltz, electric inspector. Vogler and Stollz were appointed for one-year terms, and the others for two year terms. The commission also appointed persons to the city's 10 boards and commissions. The length of the terms vary. Airport Board appointees are: Paul Gaynor, Jack Kille, L. N. Speer; Marvin Bond, Robert Engles, Ralph Robertson, Jerome Minnick, Lawrence Wightman and, a new member, W. D. Bemmels. Re - appointed to the Library Board were Don Madison and Mrs. Ben Park. Hope Cemetery Board appointees are: R. S. Hanes, Ben Gilmore, Thomas F. Porter and Margaret S. Hudelson. Re-appoinled to the Highland Cemetery Board were: W. A. Swift, Robert S. Hill, C. W. Hegberg and Delia E. Bennett. _ The Memorial Auditorium trustee re-appointed was Jack Morrisey. he matter over before taking ac- ton. In another matter, the commIs sion approved the changing of wo zoning classifications upon the recommendation of the City Planning Commission. Ann L. Greer requested that an area at the northwest corner of lllh and Burroughs be changed from single esidentlal A to residential C for apartments. Frances Sands asked for a change from residential B (2-fam ily) to residential D (local business). The purpose is to put a non- /wnformjng business in a conforming business status by changing the zoning designation. Don Hamilton, superintendent of water and lights, announced that the city Is having trouble with the whitewoy underground wiring. He said the trouble in the circuits is a routine difficulty and that it is being repaired as fast as possible. They Will Hand To Geneva Group PARIS (AP)-Thc Western Big Four foreign ministers announced complete agreement today on a package plan they will deliver to the Geneva conference next month. They then unexpectedly ended their session. A final communique gave no de« tails of the plan. The foreign ministers opened their meeting only Wednesday to unify their positions "or the East-West foreign minis- tors conference at Geneva May 11. i Tho ministers said they stood four-square behind the West's pledge to hold firm in Berlin and lo refuse to abandon the 2V4 million residents of that city. Though the communique did not soy so, official sources reported the ministers had agreed to negotiate a scparnto Berlin settlement it the Soviet Union rejects the over-all pncknge deal on Berlin, German unity, and European security they plan to propose at Geneva. Thin Allied agreement on a fallback position was disclosed before the U.S., British, French and West German foreign ministers began their closing discussion of Britain's project for a rone of limited, controlled arms and armies in central Europe, Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmlllan has advocated establishment of such a zone as the first step in a cold war settlement with the Soviet Union. Qualified sources gave this out- lino of the new Allied plan of negotiations: The Western package that wilt be laid before the Soviets at the Geneva conference of foreign ministers next month will cover the Berlin dispute, the reunification of Germany in four phases, and a pan-European security'%stem," If, as expected, the Soviets reject this package, the Western Allies have agreed to fall back on a new position that would allow separate arrangements on threat- cned Berlin. The Allies are resolved, however, that they will not separate He said the repair is about 50 per cent complete, and that his crews expect to finish the work today or tomorrow. Dwlght Haworlh was re-appoint- d to the City Planning Commis- ion, and new appointments to ne commission were Jim Allen nd Marvin Centner. The Board of Zoning Appeals' wo members, Marvin Durbin and George Lister, were re-appointed, "wo new appointees, Waren White and Roy Brown Jr., were assigned to the Board of Ixaminers of Plumbers. Ro • appointed to the City Board of Health were E. E. Haley and Dr. Victor L. Lofgreen. In other business, Librarian Nell viously offered to take the Home wood high school district free of the bonds. In the May 8 election, voters will have the opportunity to em the controversy. If a "no" vote wins out, the superintendents wil render their decisions. Lamb Insured Payment Plan, adv San Francisco Or Quebec For Summit Talks PARIS (AP) - Today's best guess for the site of an East-West summit conference is San Francisco, or Quebec. Allied diplomats also reported that the target date favored by the Western powers for the conference is about Aug. 1. Decisions on both points would have to be taken by East-West foreign ministers who meet in Geneva May 11. As of now, the big powers have not definitely decided that a summit meeting will be held. Both San Francisco and Quebec have been formally offered to the Big Four as summit sites. In the case of San Francisco, this has been done by the civic authorities. In the case of Quebec, Canada has sent notes to the powers concerned. Britain has Indicated to the Allies a preference for Vienna. The French also favor a European city, but reportedly would not object to a North American meeting place. Soviet Premier Nikila Khrushchev is believed ready to meet the Allies almosl anywhere—per their linked program for German reunification and the development of a European security system. The Americans said the first day of the talks with the British, French and West. Germans got off to a good start with everything going smoothly. But the British were still searching behind the scenes for sorqe- thing to offer the Soviets that Moscow might accept — possibly with regard to Berlin. The Western terms •— tying together arrangements for Berlin, German reunification and European security — run directly counter to Soviet demands which were restated Wednesday without mod* ification after a rival conference of Communist-bloc statesmen in Warsaw. In prospect was another head* on East-West collision at the Geneva foreign ministers' conference! opening May 11. The Western powers are deter, mined to stand firm against the Soviet demand that they end their occupation «f Berlin and make that part of the city a demilitarized, international area. Barnaby told the commission the city library needs more parking space along the street in 'front. She said the elimination of park- ng on the opposite side of the street, in front of the high school, las crowded the street in front of the library. "0 u r patrons are complaining loudly," she said. She recommended the dcsigna- tion of 15-minute parking from the entrance of the library to the corner of 5th and Main. The corn' mission said it would study the matter before taking action. Police Chief Eugene Flaherty told the commission there were complaints on a lilac bush at the corner of 5th and Hickory, on the southwest side. The bush is a "traffic hazard," he said, obstructing the view of motorists at the corner. The commission said it will study haps most of all in the United States which he has never visited. Must Die For Woman's Death VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Luis Moya must die in the gas chamber for his part in Ihe strangulation of nurse Olga Duncan. A jury so decreed Wednesday night. Moya is the final member of a trio convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of the 30- year-old pregnant nurse. Moya and Augustine Baldonado said they were hired to kill the Canadian born nurse by Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan, the victim's intensely jealous mother-in-law. The two men kidnaped her from her Santa Barbara, Calif., apartment last Nov. 17, strangled her and dumped the body in a roadside grave. Will Release $49,000 Here Franklin County is among thd 00 counties which the Missouri Pacific Railroad ordered to rtf lease protested taxes. District Court Clerk Christina Woke said a motion for dismissal of the protest was filed Wednesday. It will be heard on tha court's next regular motion day, May 6, Judge Floyd Coffman said. According to Treasurer Roselyih Whirley, the amount involves'* total of about $49,000, which, ty , been held back awaiting a decfe;^, sion. .;£, "••'..-:, -4* \^' She said the 19S7- * protested-: taxes amounted to $32;960.29^''an<3'' Ihe first half of the 195§>iaxet amounted to $16,970.63; ' v " ^ r •; The railroad said it released th« ''<?, - tax money in order to. help Mi* souri Pacific communities meel current obligations. It released the tax money in spite of a rei cent Kansas Supreme Court rul» ing, which, the company said, upheld its contention that railroad, property was overassessed. The line said its' property ; assessed at 30 per cent of value while other property liL.-^. sas was assessed at 22.3 pet -cefll of "tr«« market value.* , : *' •' '

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