The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 30, 1959 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, April 30, 1959
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^ Suggests State Might Secede, Then Ask Aid SPRING FEVER — Joyce SchUchcr, Ft. Mndison, Iowa junior, drcama of the great outdoors Instead of conc«n'.rating on her studies In the Meyers Library on the Ottawa University campus. (Photo by Clauslc Smith) Expect Many Visitors At Ft. Riley Museum By KENT D. STUART Junction City Daily Union JUNCTION CITY, Kas. <AP)The Ft. Riley Museum, conceived as a place to preserve the history of the fort and the cavalry arm of the service, is expected to be visited by more than 33,000 persons this year. The museum houses more than 2,500 items and a vast historical library. It was formed in 1957 by several Junction Citlans and military leaders at the fort. They agreed an adequale and permanent place should be obtained to preserve the heritage and tradl- tions of Ft. Riley and its host community—Junction City. The Ft. RHcy Historical Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization in September of 195". Growth of interest began the same year when Maj, Gen. D. H. Buchanan, then commanding general, dedicated a 102-year-old building as headquarters for the museum. The building originally was used as the post hospital and later as post headquarters. During the first year, more than 24,000 persons toured the museum. Most were organized study groups from schools, churches and other institutions. This month, M. Sgt. L. E. Downer, curator, conducted one group of more than 1,000 students through the museum in a one-hour tour. Ft. Riley was officially dedicated July 27, 1853, and since has attained a prominent position in the history of the U. S. Army. Most colorful of all phases of its history is the record of cavalry regiments. Civilians were included in plans of the society because "military personnel move to and from the post and the local interest assures a certain permanency. 1 ' Included in the many rooms of military memories is a Junction City room with relics of frontier days. Other rooms include a meditation chapel, Indian artifacts from tribes native to this area, and a cavalry room that has uni forms, equipment and photo graphs of the regiments. One room contains a blacksmith shop that is a replica of the one used by the "farrier school" years ago. The second floor houses mementoes of a current highlight of Ft. Riley history—the First Infantry Division, The First is the oldest division in the Army. The exhibits include trophies, photographs and" maps depicting the history of the division. - Other rooms on the second Poor Include the weapons room, the Junction City room, the aviation room and a hospital room sponsored by.the medical corps. One of the most cherished of all exhibits is an oil painting of the surrender of Gen, Jonathan N. Wainwright to the Japanese on Corregidor Island in World War II. The painting was by a Japanese soldier-artist and was brought to Ft. Riley after the war. Gen. Wainwright spent part of his boyhood at Ft. Riley and served there several times during his military career. All exhibits have been doiated or loaned by civilians and mij\tar$ members of the society. More than 600 persons have become active members since the society was incorporate! in 1«57. Lee Rich, general managejkoj the Junction City; paily Union m president of the society, empha- sized that the museum operates on donations and membership dues. No government funds have been used in this project, he said. Sgt. Downer and Rich stressed that all persons are welcome to visit the museum nnd points of historical interest on the reser vallon. A scenic lour is outlined by a scries of guide posters, Maj. Gen. Jarvey Fischer, commanding general and honorary president of the society, said Ft. Riley is an "open post" with no restrictions to tourisls. The only areas arc ammunition storage areas and firing ranges where weapons Iraining is given. Pleased Over Park Proposal TOPEKA (AP)-"It will be a fine thing for Kansas. I think it will make an unusually good na> tional park." Gov. George Docking thus key noted enthusiastic response to t recommendation for creation of a grasslands national park near Manhattan. The National Parks Advisory Board yesterday recommended es tablishment of a 34,000-acre park in Pottawatomie County just east of Tultle Crcok reservoir on the Big Blue River. Ernest L. Stanley, tourist promotion director for Ihe Kansas Industrial Development Commission said, "We're very much interested in this and we will cooperate in any way we can to bring aboul establishment of the park." Nyle Miller, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, sale Kansans should be 100 per cen back of Ihe proposal. Area News From Pleasant Valley By MRS. LUCY MATILE Mrs. Marie Broers, who ha been very ill for some time at he non Lowell's home and in the hos pilal, has now returned to he jwn home. Mr. and Mrs. Hcrbsrt Arche of Olnthe spent Sunday afternoo with her aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Car Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Broer and Mr. Bert Broors called Sun clay afternoon on their molhei VIrs. Marie Broers and Joe. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Wlsema drovo to V inland Monday evening o help their grandson, Jack Jr. celebrate his lllh birthday.. Mr. and Mrs. Max Caldwtl called Saturday evening on t h i )aylon Matiles- Lynn and Loi Matile are ill nnd noi. ablo to at ond school. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Good o 3aldwin were dinner guests o Vlr. and Mrs. Wnyrw Scott. Mrs Scott's, parents, Mr. and Mrs V. R. Miller, called Monday morn ing. i Mrs. Bertha Furrell suffered, iieart attack Saturday. Her doclo ordered her to bed for 3 weeks. Mrs. Sadie Higbie attended a birthday dinner for her aunt, Mrs. Hattie Lambdin, in Overland Park. Mrs. Patty Gorton of Lincoln, Kas., came Thursday and stayed over the week-end with her par- onls, Mr. and Mrs. Lester- Coffman. Mrs. Anna Brecheiscn spent a week with Mrs. Sadie Higbie. Mrs. Marybelle Chambers and Mrs. Lucy Malile drove to Richter Thursday afternoon and called on Mr. and Mrs. Trem Fisher. Mrs. Fisher is in poor health but is gradually improving. By CHARLES STAFFORD Associated Press Writer "Maybe," an eastern Kentucky ivic leader said, "we should se- ede from the United States and pply fdr foreign aid," He was discussing remedies for lie ailing economy of his area, where mechanization and depres- ion in the coal industry have :aused widespread unemployment. The secession proposal was de ivered tongue-in-cheek, but many state official would get the point. A check of state capitals y The Associated Press indicates hat 29 states are encountering omo measure of financial difficulty today. Higher taxes are the common 'emedy. Cigarettes are a favorite target of the revenue hunters of 1959. Sales and income tax increases also are common. Withholding plans for state income taxes, which increase reve- me by cornering tax dodgers, lave been adopted by Utah, Mas' sachusetts, South Carolina, and New York. Five more states are seriously considering them. Some tax programs have been whoppers. Gov. Michael V. DiSallc of Ohio has present.'-! the legislature wilt plans to increase cigai'.iuc, beer co< ^oration franchise, gasoline and cliesel fuel taxes. Saks taxes arc to be tipped to produce some 119 million dollars in the next two years. Adopted without change DiSalie's program would produce 360 million dollars in new revenue in the next two years. New York raised its tax reve nue 239 million dollars. The Penn sylvania Legislature is studying Gov. David L. Lawrence's pro posal for an additional 237 million in taxes to balance the record breaking biennial budget of $1,907, 000,000. The lawmakers have al ready raised the 3 per cent sale tax to 3^4 per cent, making i second only to Washington state' 4 per cent. Getting n new tax program ap proved isn't an easy matter, Th Minnesota Legislature adjourne< April 24 after 3V4 months of worl without finding the 84 million dol lars needed lo balance Gov. Or ville L. Freeman's proposed 470 million-dollar budget. The governor, who has recom mended increases in liquor, ciga rette, tobacco, iron ore, gifts, in heritances and income taxes called the lawmakers back into special session tiie very next day lo finish the job. In Massachusetts, Gov. Foster Furcolo's efforts lo balance hlsl 456-million-dollar budget have touched off a fight within his Democratic party. He proposed that the Democratic - controlled Legislature enact a sales tax. However, the No. 1 plank in the Democrats' campaign platform was a stand against the sales tax. Gov. Edmund G. Brown of Cali- fornia, a Democrat, has asked a politically friendly Legislature to tax cigarettes, oil and gas and Increase taxes on horse racing, beer and income to provide 256 million dollars in new revenue. His headache: a rapidly expanding deficit, In Georgia, economy is trie word. Gov. Ernest Vandiver, who ran on a platform of no new taxes unless absolutely necessary, or dered state departments to reduce their operating expenses by 10 per cent during the final quarter of the fiscal year, which ends June 0. The Legislature economized by limination and consolidation of everal agencies. The governor is holding a tight ein on budget. requests. He has committee studying government eorganizatlon and economy. And e has ordered a crackdown on oose practices in the purchasing nd tax departments where there lave been irregularities in recent /ears. Oklahoma, where Gov. J. Howard Edmondson is trimming the at from the state payroll and cut- ing other state expenses, solved part of its revenue problem in an old-fashioned way. Its citizens voted the repeal of prohibition.. Sometimes the answer to E state's financial worries is heaven sent. North Dakota is entering the new biennium with a 10-miliion dollar surplus, thanks to last year's fine crop harvest. US Will Halt High Flying WASHINGTON (AP)-4l»e tTnlb- ed States has tentatively decided send no more high-altitude planes to West Berlin next few weeks. for the f Springfield. She and her hus- and, an electrical repairman, ved in Wichita before they moved to Van Nuys, Calif., about even months ago. Gets Call From Missing Woman SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Duane S. Cox, Springfield attor ney, said he received a telephon call last night from Mrs. Benja min Jones, object of an intensiv search since Monday in the arei between Springfield and Newton Kan. Cox said Mrs. Jones came t him about eight months ago an asked him to get her a divorc but he arranged a reconciliation Cox said Mrs. Jones refused t say where she was calling from He said the call was from a pa; station, apparently in Kansas. He said Mrs. Jones assured him she and her 2-year-old daughter Benetta Kay, are safe. He sai Mrs. Jones seemed hysterical late in the call and said she fearei for her life. Mrs. Jones is the 23-year-oli daughter of Mrs. Elsie Berridgt Some officials were urging today a review of this decision in the light of a new Soviet challenge. The Soviet Union disputed again Wednesday the American view that such flights are perfect ly legal. Most authorities appeared ready however, to stand by the temporary ban to avoid further contro versy In advance of meetings with the Soviet Union. The temporary halt was decided upon last week jointly by the State and Defense department! in a onfofcntial review. They took the decision mainly ecause of Britain's misgivings hat further flights above the 10,. 000-foot level might lopk as if the West were deliberate^ trying to. rovoke an incident which might orpedo East-West talks on the fu- ure of Berlin and Germany. See the Gold Star Gas Range at Wards Appliance Dcpt M A R I N E IN CALIFORNIA — PFC. James K. 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"LAY AWAY" If your vacation travels do not permit the Herald to be mailed to your vacation address let us "lay away" your copies while you are gone. When you return home, phone the Herald and all back copies will be delivered promptly. No copies will be left on your porch while you are away. They will be saved for you by your carrier for deivery at one time when you return home. II MAIL AWAY" If your vacation plans call for a week or more at one address, have the Herald mailed to your vacation address — and enjoy all the hometown news while you are away. Give your vacation mail address to the Circulation Department. Phone CH 2-4700. Upon your return home, your carrier will resume delivery to your door. VACATIONERS... Don't miss the happenings at home and the daily features of the Herald while on a vacation ... use the "lay away" or "mail away" plan! There's No extra charge for these special services ... Contact the Circulation Department, OTTAWA HERALD DAILY

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