The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 2, 1959 · Page 1
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OTTAWA HERALD Vol. 63 No. 124 OTTAWA, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1959 7 GENTS SIX PAGES .• Herter Promptly Reports Ike On Paris Meeting Side Swipes A story in The Herald recently concerning the property located just south of the fire station on Walnut Street has brought a number of phone calls. The property changed hands recently and interesting things were found in ths abstract. It was noted that the property belonged to School District No. 30, Ottawa, and at one time was house site. a school Later the properly was purchased by William H. Keith, and it was the location of the Keith Manufacturing Co. i Phone calls to The Herald have brought the information the firm manufactured oil cloth articles such as doilies which were hand painted with various designs which were the style in that ear lier day. The factory employed a number of people. Later the property was the location for an embroidery firm which produced that type of merchandise. Workers Compromise In 22-Day-Old Strike NEW YORK (AP)-The United Rubber Workers Union reached agreement with the U.S. Rubber Co., ending a 22-day-old strike. But workers are still out at plants of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., am the B. F. Goodrich Co. The fourth big firm, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., averted a walkout of its 24,000 workers by reaching agreement with th union. U.S. Rubber's 26,000 workers employed at 18 plants in 11 states, are expected to start returning to their jobs immediately. Details of the agreement were not announced. GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP)-Sec retary of State Christian Hertei lew back today from Western strategy talks in Paris anc )romptly reported to Presiden Eisenhower. He arrived at the Eisenhowe [arm home, where the Presiden Ls spending the weekend, fron Washington by helicopter an landed in a pasture only a fe\ yards from the President's fron door. He went into the house immed ately to report to Eisenhower o the Western foreign minister Just My Duty 4 White Men Rape Coed At Gunpoint TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)-A Negro coed from Florida A.&M. University was kidnaped and raped at gunpoint by four white men early today after a college MIAMI BEACH (AP)—"Just be helpful to everybody that needs help, and get to know lots of people" — that was the recipe for getting into politics a schoolboy got from Harry Truman. Neal Sonnett, 1C, talked to the former President in Washington by telephone Friday as a reward for winning a speech contest. Truman was the subject of his talk. "Did you like being president?" Sonnett asked. "It's not a question of liking it or not," Truman replied. "I did my duty." Trademark? HARRISB'URG, Pa. (AP Judge Walter R. Sohn of Dauphin County Court says that almost every boy in his court in any serious crime in the past year has needed a decent haircut. "I tell the boy if he has any serious consideration or plan that he is going to reform and behave himself the first thing he has to do is get a decent haircut," Judge Sohn commented Friday. Irresistible! TEXARKANA, Tex. (AP)—Police recovered the tiny Italian- built auto two miles from where dance. Deputy Sheriff W. W. Slappey reported that the four men involved had been arrested a short time later with the gagged and hysterical girl still in their car. State Atty. William Hopkins was questioning the four in Leon County Jail and announced that rape charges would be filed against all four. Three of the men were listed as Patrick G. Scarborough, 20, a Tallahassee man reported A.W.O.L from Ft. Fisher, N.C. Air Base; William Collinsworth, 24, a telephone company lineman from Tallahassee; and David Ervin Eagles, 18, a Tallahassee high schbol student. plans for negotiations with .Russia at Geneva on German problems. On his arrival in Washington Serter said the Paris talks with : oreign ministers of Britain, France and West Germany were 'very successful" in deciding on the Western position for the Geneva negotiations starting May 11. Both in spirit and in substance," he said, "we reached complete agreement on a highly important Western position. "This should assist us greatly in making progress at Geneva if the Soviet Union demonstrates an honest desire to negotiate." Herter was asked whether the "complete agreement" he reported at Paris had been reached because the Western foreign minis ters made no attempt to settle many details. "We settled every detail that came up," Herter said. He was asked whether he is op timistic about the prospects for the negotiations with the Russians at the Geneva foreign ministers meeting which will open May 11. "If I knew what frame of mind the other fellow was in, I could answer that better," he answered. Herter was met by Undersecretary of State Douglas Dillon, Hep uty Undersecretary Robert Murphy and Deputy Undersecretary Loy Henderson his chief officials in the State Department. He said he plans to confer with former Secretary oj State John Foster Wagon Train To Move nto Nebraska Today HOLLENBERG, Kan. (AP) - )regon's centennial wagon train pent its last night in Kansas at . campsite four miles southeast I Hollenberg. The Oregonians trail crossec nto Nebraska today. The party encountered strong whyls and temperatures up to 92 degrees as it covered another 21 miles along the old Oregon Trail yesterday. A stop was made at lollenberg Station, an old pony ixpress station which is now a museum established by the Kansas Historical Society. Several hundred people, mostly school children, visited the wagon train. Schools were dismissed for miles around. The travelers threw a party last night for George McCune, driver of the Medford, Ore., wagon, who celebrated his 52nd birthday. Cuban Rebels March To Jail reported it stolen The fourth was a 16-year-old Dul l es ^ingt-he week end. Dules is at Walter Reed Army Hospital suffering from cancer. Herter also will report Tuesday o a closed-door session of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- Mickey Cupp Friday. Inside the car, police found this note: "Just couldn't resist driving it. Thank you." A dollar bill was attached to the note. 41 Years, Retires Ralph H. (Pink) Langdon retired Friday after 41 years of service with the Ottawa Wholesale Co. Langdon, a weil-known baseball enthusiast, started to work for the wholesale company in 1918. Two OU Students Research Report former high school student whose name was withheld. Slappey gave an account of the case. Two Negro couples from Florida A.&M. were parked in an automobile near the campus about 2:30 a.m. when an automobile containing the four white men pulled up alongside, he said. At shotgun point the white men demanded that the two Negro girls get into their car. One of the Ne gro girls broke and ran, succeeding in getting away. The four drove off with the other girl into a wooded area several miles west of the campus. All four raped her, one of them twice, Slappey said. The two Negro men, Thomas Butterfield and Richard Brown, both of Miami, called the sheriff's office. Slappey and a part-time deputy, Joe Cook, started out in different cars. Cook came upon the car with the four men and the Negro girl in it. With the aid of other officers summoned to the scene by radio, he brought them to the county jail. The Negro girl was taken to Florida A.&M. Hospital, where examination showed she had been raped. She was reported suffering from shock. Slappey said the four white men appeared to have been drinking heavily. ee. Thursday evening he will tell the nation by radio and television about Western plans and prospects for the Geneva Big Four foreign ministers meeting which will open May 11 and continue for possibly a month or more. The impression among Washington officials was that Herter had done a good job in his first inter national conference as secretary of state. He met with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and West Germany in Paris Wednes day and Thursday. Tempers And Heat Rise At Hospital TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The air- conditioning is off at Tulsa's second largest hospital and officials say it's endangering patients who are sweating out sizzling 90-degree weather. The 15-member stationary Engi neer's Union local walked off their jobs t at St. John's Hospital Wednesday leaving no one to mind the complicated air-conditioning machinery. Temperatures have risen. So have tempers. Ken Wallace, assistant adminis trator at the 640-bed hospital, termed the situation "horrible" Friday. He said the lack of cool air was harmful to sick infants, heart and surgery patients. "The heat is particularly bad in the operating rooms," said Wai lace who added the engineers could funnel air-conditioning into patients quarters while cutting of: administrative personnel. Not so, said the local's business agent C. C. Callicoat. "If we coulc provide air-conditioning to patients alone we certainly would do it,' he said. Callicoat said hospital officials refused to sign a new contracl even though it included only the provisions., ol. the old. .contract plu? a 10-cent hourly wage increase which both sides agreed on. Wallace said he wouldn't sign the contract because the union re fused to let hospital officials reac the new contract. FIRST APPEARANCE — Miss Rosemary Crist (far right), new Franklin County, home economics agent, greeted HDU members yesterday at the annual spring tea. Beside Miss Crist' is Miss Marjorie Roeckers, guest speaker. Back of Mrs. E. D. Gillette, one of the four women who poured, is Mrs. H. H. Fowler, longtime member. (Photo by Lois Smith) Miss Roeckers Tells Spring Tea Group About Brazilians Castro May Seek Official Leniency For Rebel Captives PANAMA (AP) — Cuban invaders of Panama who surendered without firing a shot arrived in the canitaj as captives during the night in eight heavily guarded buses. Informed sources said Fidel Castro's Cuban Embassy may seek leniency for the small band' who threw themselves on t h e' mercy of the Panamanian courts in laying down their arms. Hundreds of curious Panamanians silently watctod the 87 pris- >ners — one a woman — marched nto jail. They will be questioned before the government decides what to do with them. A source with official c o n- nections reported . antigovernment forces operating near the Carib- can costa] town of Nombre .de Dios where the main group of the Cuban invaders gave up Friday. The strength of the rebels was not determined. First reports did not indicate whether they were Panamanians who have been waging hit-and-run attacks against the government for weeks or new for- igr, invaders. The back of the Cuban-based xpedition was believed broken, owever. The bedraggled band of revolu- ionists said they came to Panama n being told the country was ruled by a dictatorship—"but we were wrong." Panama defenses—aided by U.S. ilanes 'patrolling the coast—kept >n the alert against the danger of more invasions. By LOIS SMITH "Brazilians believe all people of the United States are rich and idle," Miss Marjorie Roeckers told Franklin County HDU members yesterday at the annual spring tea. 'They get this idea from movies sent down from our country." Miss Roeckers belteves theso movies do much harm. She reported that friendly relations toward our country are strained by Ozz/'e, Who Defied Death, Became New Missile Boss behavior of those Americans who drive about in fine, cars, look down upon the Brazilians and refuse to [earn their language- Color slides shown by Miss Roec- rcers depicted the home life and work of the host families with whom she lived during her 5Vt- month stay in the country. She told that coffee is the chief export, then sugar and cotton. She admits that she came to like the Brazilian coffee and has found it necesary to accustom herself to Edgar Morris and Allen Boyd, and physics students gave a re 1 search paper at the Kansas Academy of Science meetings in Lawrence this week end. The results of theoretical research, it was entitled "Energy Dissipation by Beta Rays from Radioactive Fallout." The paper was presented in the physics section. Dr. Lewis Spencer of the 0. U. physics department, under whose direction Ihe paper was accomplished, said that the work of the two students represents perhaps the first accurate theoretical determination of the function suggested in the title of the paper. Dr. Spencer said that it concerns the hazards due to fast electrons from fallout material. Lamb Insured Payment Plan, adv Gunsmoke, Beauty Cap Boot Hill Fiesta Friday DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) A gunslinging contest and a beauty contest highlighted activities at Dodge City's annual Boot Hill Fiesta yesterday. Claude Gossney of Topeka won the gunslinging competition by drawing and firing his pistol in 336 thousandths of a second. He was proclaimed state champion of the Kansas Quick Draw Assn. Carol Sue Dressier, 18, of Dodge City was chosen as Boot Hill Fiesta queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dressier. INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP)-Ozzie Ritland was in trouble. Flames spewed from the engine of the British Mosquito he was testing for the Air Force, turning his cockpit into an inferno. Ozzie bailed out at 370 miles an hour. Experts had said you couldn't do that and live—but Ozzie had no choice. He jumped. two months—has carried him to one of the nation's top military posts. Today, gray-haired, brown-eyed Brig. Gen. Osmond Jay Ritland, 49, is the Air Force's new missile boss, succeeding Lt. Gen. Bernard Schriever, recently named chief of the Air Research and Development Command. Ritland has been Schriever's right hand man for two years His parachute popped open with » - .—'»'—^ g ' that broke most of thej shroud lines, leaving Ritland dangling beneath a half-collapsed canopy. Down he plummeted, half- dazed, to hit the earth with an impact which broke his back. That was in 1943, when Lt. Col. Ozzie Ritland was a test pilot at Wright Air Development Center in Ohio. The doggedness that enabled him to recover—he was on the job with his back in a cast withinjspace, and we know how to do it." frequent trips to Washington, Cape Canaveral and abroad. As vice commander of the ballistic missile division here, Ritland has borne many of the headaches of developing the interconti nental Atlas, Titan and Minuteman missiles, and the intermediate range Thor. With this background, his words American Java iome. since returning Brazil has the second largest airline system in the world,, being second only to the United States, according to Miss Roeckers. She explained that one reason this is true is that road building is a very expensive and slow business because of mountainous country and because of difficulty of getting stee] and coal into the same area for manufacturing necessary track and trains. The country has only 33,000 miles of roads, of which only 3,000 are paved. The IFYE student found thai she liked most of the foods served and did not miss food to which she has been accustomed. Bananas are plentiful, as are other types of fruit. In one home there were 30 kinds of fruit available, not all of them to her taste. Extension work began in Brazil seven years ago, Miss Roeckers told. One of her pictures showed a meeting of girls learning to cut ultra-modern church, and the 100 !oot statue of Christ overlooking Flio. Another nobte sight is Sugar Loaf Mountain, which was visible as she left the country by plane. Miss Roeckers has only happy memories of her visit and believes that the time spent with Brazilian families has helped cement friendship of our countries. Twenty-six of the 38 units re ceived gold seals for meeting all requirements. Five received blue seals for meting all but one requirement. Two of these were new units, Modern Homemakers an( Work and Fun. They receivec Declaration of Faith certificates Among the nearly 300 women attending were the following char ter members: Mrs- GLsn Fitch Mrs. Fred Shoemaker, Mrs. 0. 0 Wolf, Mrs. Floyd Ogg, Mrs. E. D Gillette, Mrs. Robert L. Lister Mrs. Anna Bryan, Mrs. W. G TuI'loss, Mrs. Sam Weidner, Mrs II. W. Spratt of Rantoul, Mrs. V A. Schnoke, Mrs. G. W. Ponton and Mrs. Clint La Follette o Lane. Fire Sweeps Baldwin Men's Home, All Safe Fire caused an estimated $8,00 jto $9.000 damage to the Moses Home for Men at Baldwin yester day afternoon, it was reported b> Buck Jones, deputy sheriff, Bald bear weight when he says "OurM a garment in our fashion. An- worst hurdles are past. We know|°ther view of a soccer game in a now that we can put man in hu se ampitheater. The game is a national sport. Two tourist attractions were an win. Only five inmates of the horn were there when the fire occur red ,and all got out safely. No estimate has been made a: to the amount of damage to tin contents. Cause of the fire ha; not be determined. State Letter Carriers Meet In Ottawa For Convention The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight and Sunday; not so warm this afternoon with a high in lower 80s; low tonight 65-70; high Sunday 80-85. High temperature yesterday. 90; low today. 70; high year ago today, 71; low year ago today, 69; record high this date, 89 in 1952; record low this date, 27 in 1009; h-mrly temperatures, 21 hours ending H a.m., today: & a. m 79 9 p. m ....78 10 a. m 82 10 p. m 76 31 a. m 85 11 p. m 7<t pjoon 86 Midnight 72 .80 89 .90 1 p. m. 2 p. m. G p. m. 4 p. m 8" R p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. S p. ra. .87 R4 SO .78 1 a. m. 2 a. m. m. m. m. .m. m. 3 a. 4 5 a. 6 a 7 a. 8 a. m. MEN MEET — Almost 200 persons, counting men and women, are in Ottawa today, taking part in the 47th annual convention of the Kansas State Association of National Association of Letter Carriers. The 2-day event will be climaxed with a banquet at Gaynor's Lake tonight. About 160 persons have reservations. Here, James C. Stocker, St. Louis, state field director, speaks to the men. WOMEN MEET — Women of the Ladies Auxiliary to the NALC meet at the group's 47th annual 2-Uay convention in Ottawa. They are (from left) Donna Barnes, Hutehinson, secretary; Fern Perkins, Newton, president; Vivian Middleton, Parsons, vice-president; and Florence. Eastman, Topeka, organizer. Several national officers were present. (Photos by Lloyd Ballhagen) Justice Minister J. D. Bazan aid the government was still on he lookout for two more invasion hips which reportedly left a Cu>an port. But, he said, "they may lave turned back In view of the ailure of the first expedition." The surrender of the party that anded in Panama last weekend as carried out under the eyes fa fact-finding team' of * the 21- nation Organization of American tates. The Panama government said 37 invaders were captured. They are being brought to the capital after laying down their arms in Nombre de Dios, the small town on the Caribbean coast they seized after landing. Three of the revolutionists reportedly fled into the jungle rather than give up. President Ernest de la Guardia has promised only to spare the ives of the invaders without giv- ng a hint of punishment that might be meted out. Cesar Vega, a former Havana nightclub owner with a reputation as a revolutionist, led the invasion force but denied his band were mercenaries. Mercury Hits New Record In Ottawa Air conditioners and exhaust fans ivent into use yesterday and last night in larger numbers jn Ottawa homes, and there was a reason. ' The temperature dropped no lower than 70 degrees last night, setting a new record for high minimum for the night of May 12. Previous record high low for [he date was 665 degrees, in 1938. Yesterday, the top mark of 90 :ied the record high for May 1, which was established in 1952. Thundershowers are in the forecast for the week end. Says California Is Wide Open SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats greet Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass) today, and they're primed to tell him: The state is wide open for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination race. "I know of no one of party stature in California committed to any one," Assemblyman William A, Munnell, Democratic state chairman, told a reporter. Gov. Edmund Brown has invited all potential Democratic candidates to visit California before the state's delegation to the 1960 national convention is formed. Brown himself has been mentioned in the early talk about the Democratic ticket, but he has de< clined to go beyond saying he might seek to head the state delegation. After a Democratic luncheon In his honor, Kennedy planned to fly to Los Angeles by chartered plane to address the Log Club tonight.

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