The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on May 5, 1959 · Page 1
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HERALD Vol. 63 No. 126 OTTAWA, KANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1959 7 CENTS EIGHT Eisenhower Optimistic About Of Summit Talks CINCINNATI (AP)-Miss Matft da Krohne, 77, had been on relief since 1340 when she died last week. Welfare workers rummaging in her home discovered cash and stock worth nearly $30,000. J. J. Flynn, manager of the Aid For the Aged office, said he would file suit in Probate Court to recover funds equal to the aid given Miss Krohne through the years. Miss Krohne left no will, Flynn said. Her only known relative is a cousin who once lived here. Yank, Cha Chal BOSTON (AP) — Now It's "Music to have your teeth pulled by." Dr. Edwin Sturgis, President of the Massachusetts Dental Society, told the group's annual meeting Monday teeth have been extracted with no other pain killer than a process called "audio analgesia. He said receivers are put over the patient's ears and he selects the music from a tape recorder regulating the volume himself The recorder also simultaneously transmits a noise like the distant roar of Niagara Falls. Scars Of Baffle QUONSET POINT, R. I. (AP)— Officers love every dent in an an cient punch bowl in the wardroom of the aircraft carrier Wasp. The bowl was damaged back In 1698 aboard the battleship Indiana when she took a mortar shell hit In the Spanish-American War. Recently officers sent it to a New York jeweler for cleaning. The jewelers removed the dents. The officers rushed it back with orders—restore the dents, at our expense. The jewelers did. The officers picked up the chit. BULLETIN KANSAS CITY W — A severe weather forecast for northeast Kansas, northwest Missouri and south central Iowa was issued today by the weather bureau. "Thunderstorms now In east Kansas are expected to move northeastward this afternoon and early evening and will increase in number and 'intensity," it said. "Some of these .thunderstorms may become severe from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. today in an area along and 60 miles either side of a line from Topeka, Kas., to Ot- .turawa, Iowa. Some large hail and damagaing winds are likely to occur with the most intense thunderstorms." Says All Depends On Progress At Geneva WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower said ;oday a summit conference will be a foregone conclusion f the foreign ministers conference opens the way to easing East-West tensions. The President also told a news conference once again ;hat Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is the only man who can deal authoritatively for Russia. Eisenhower was asked how much progress there would have o be at the Geneva foreign min- sters conference beginning Monay to justify a later meeting at Fire Damage In April Is $1,150 Ottawa building fires during April caused an estimated total damage of $l,rso, according to the fire department's monthly report. The firemen were called to the J. Garcia home, 601 E. Wilson, April 3, where a cigarette on the divan caused an estimated $400 damages. On April 17, they went to the Welborn Grocery, 11Q E. llth, where electrical wiring caused $150 damages. On April IB, they went to the Mrs. Charles Hicks home, 610 W. 2nd, where a cigarette on the divan resulted in a $600 loss. No damages were listed at the Juan Martinez home, Wilson and Locust, April 17, short in wiring; John Morton, 410 S. Maple, April 23, cleaning with gas; and Vernon Chesbro, 906 S. Main, April 27, children smoking. A grass fire took the firemen to 1022 N. Cherry on April 4, and two other calls took the men out without a fire to fight: one was at 316 E. 13th, April 22, man buried in trench; and a smoke scare on April 23 at 1421 S. Cedar. Rain To Benefit Wheat In Kansas . TOPEKA (AP) — Heavy rains that blanketed most of Kansas last night should Le of great benefit to the wheat crop. prospective bumper NOTICE The regular weekly meeting of the Governing Body, City of Ottawa, will be held Wed. May 6, 1959 at 10 a.m., at the City Hall, instead of 7 p.m. Donald R. Capper, City Clerk. The Weather COUNTY FORECAST — Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight; locally heavy rains are likely; Wednesday considerable cloudiness; cooler tonight and Wednesday; highs this afternoon 70s; lows tonight 50s highs Wednesday near 70. High temperature yesterday—84; low today—72: hlEh year ago today—65; low year ago today—48; record high this date—95 in 1952; record low this date— 33 In 1944; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today: 8 p. m 7fl jO p. m 71 Jl p. m 7 Midnight 7 1- a. m 75 2 a. m 7a 3 a. m 7 4 a. m 7 a. m 75 10 a. m 76 11 a. m 79 Noon 82 1 p. m 82 82 84 S3 82 81 80 2 p. m. 3 p. m, 4 p. m. 5 p. m 6 p. m. 7 p. ra. 8 p. m. 7B 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. .72 .73 .73 Sacred Heart Fund Campaign Passes Goal The campaign for the Sacred Heart Parish Expansion Fund has $85,408 reported in at the first re port meeting. T h e. goal was $85,000. It is expected that the amount pledged will swell severa thousand dollars since not all the t?an - .s have completed al- their calls. The campaign will formal ly end this Friday. John • Wassmer, solicitation chairman said that 182 pledges have been received thus far anc they average $469 each, which is slightly more than $3 per week for (he three-year period. The pas or, Father Charles Brink said 'the enthusiastic response of the parishioners is very gratifying to me, the response has been more han I had hoped for." According to parish leaders, a und will be accumulated before building is started and it will very ikely be a year before plans are drawn and possibly six months or more after that before construction s started. The campaign was presented cs a parish expansion jrogram because the needs of the >arish are varied. The first need at the moment would be a new church, for the present one is too small for the size of the parish. However, according to the pastor and the Archbishop, by the time he fund has been accumulated to the point where work can begin, t may be that the needs of the school might have to be met first. Land for the parish development has not been acquired because it s not known the type or size of .he construction. It will depend n part or the growth of the parish n the interim and the amount of money available. The campaign organization of 80 men will remain in existence for the three-year payment period, and they will hold regular meetings, particularily during the first year. Operation For Polly Bergen NEW YORK (AP)-Polly Bergen, 28, was operated on for pregnancy complications Monday and s permanently out of her starring role in the musical "First Impres >ions." The actress lost twins in a simi- ar operation two years ago. She was pronounced in satisfac- ;ory condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital in which a tubal pregnancy was terminated. The condition for which she was operated on was described as a misplaced pregnancy, in its third month. Miss Bergern's husband, Fred Fields, announced she was permanently withdrawing from "First Impressions," which opened March 19, Understudy Ellen Hanley took over the role. William Barker Resigns Music Position at OHS School board members last night took a step toward the summer work projects on the Ottawa public schools in drawing up a plan for the season. The group plans to have bids submitted on the projects. At the present, they contemplate four major work areas: (1) a new roof on Hawthorne School, (2) repair of the ceiling on the third floor of the high school, (3) remodeling of the Junior High home economics department, (4) painting the interior of the Senior High building. The summer projects were only a few of the items discussed by the board. In other matters, the group ac cepted the resignation of OHS music director Bill Barker, who hac signed a contract for the coming year. His resignation is effective as of May 30. The board also hired two new teachers: Una Muller, an elemen tary education teacher, and John W. Jones, who will be Junior Senior High vocal music instruc tor. P. K. Worley, vocal music instructor at OHS, is going into guidance work at the high school The board also decided to ad vertise for bids on an old barn a 15th and Ash in southwest Otta wa, which is on the property the school purchased for elementary school purposes. Robert A. Anderson, attorney for board, appeared before the group and discussed appeals cases that were heard in District Court The cases, which were tried be fore juries, involved land con demned by the board for future high school purposes southwest o Ottawa. The remainder of the evening was spent working on new written policies being adopted by the board. A rough draft of t h e policies will be prepared for the next meeting. Women Are Invited To Attend Banquet Women are especially invited to attend the annual athletic ban quet to be held in Memorial Audi torium, May 18, it was announcec today. The banquet will be a 6:30 p.m. Guests at the banquet will be coaches and athletes of Ottawa University and Ottawa High School. Tickets will be $3.25 for each male adult, and this will pay fo the ticket of one athlete. Women accompanied by husbands, will b sold tickets at $1.65. If unaccom panied, the price for women WL be $3.25, and this will pay for on athlete's ticket. Winnie Greets Old Friends In U. S. WASHINGTON (AP) — A sentimental journay has brought Sir Winston Churchill to Washington once again "to see some of my comrades of wartime days." Sir Winston, now 84, stepped slowly and carefully from President Eisenhower's personal plane Monday as Eisenhower and a crowd of about 588 persons welcomed him at Washington's National Airport. But his voice was clear and vigorous. The Churchill wit was there too. "I always love coming to America, but I shall not say—as most people who are traveling nowadays about the world seem to do — everything I think," he remarked. Speaker will be football coach at ick Mitchel University he summit, The President replied that he wasn't in a position to give a spe ific reply, but does hope for ome progress at Geneva. Any development there which which gives enlarged hope for de- reasing East-West tensions would mean, Eisenhower said, that a ater summit session was a fore;one conclusion. The conference brought these comments from Eisenhower on other matters: Steel—In the long run, the United States can't stand idly by and do nothing about any new wage- price spiral which might stem >om the industry's negotiations with its workers. Eisenhower said anew that he deplores the idea of any government intervention or move to control wages and prices as contrary to the American system. But he added emphatically that all 175 million Americans are vi tally interested in this situation and are not going to stand aside and see themselves hurt. Both labor and management in the steel industry must act with good sense and wisdom, the President said. Truman — Asked whether he feels former Prsident Truman has been evading his invitations to the White House, Eisenhower replied he wanted to make one thing clear. Whenever he invites anyone on a personal basis—as distinguished from a formal invitation—he always emphasizes he will understand if the man invited is unable to attend. Those invited have a right without question to send regrets if attendance would cause them inconvenience. The exchange was against the background of Eisenhower's invitation to Truman to attend a White House stag dinner Wednesday for Sir Winston Churchill and Truman's reply that he had another engagement. Eisenhower declined to discuss this specific invitation to Truman He said the reporter who brought up the matter was getting into personal field. Politics — The President sale he hopes the 1960 Republican presidential nominee will win even more votes in Southern states than he did in 1952 and 1956. He had been asked whether he thought Vice President Nixon or New York's Gov. Nelson Rocke feller could do as well as Eisen hower did in the South. The President touched off a round of laughter by asking the reporter whether he had any can didates other than Nixon and Rockefeller. There are other pos sible GOP candidates, Eisenhower said. SJfKING TIME STUDY — Janet Steel, sophomore from Davenport, Iowa and Jess Marr, junior from Taft, Calif., re- lax in the shade of a,tree and study for an exam on the Ottawa University campus. (Photo by Clausle Smith) Steel Men Begin Talks On Contract NEW YORK (AP)—Steel industry labor negotiations started formally today with only two months to go before a scheduled July 1 strike deadline. Negotiating ; >. teams, from U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers Union sat down together in the Roosevelt Hotel. Talks also were due to start there today with Bethlehem, Republic and Kaiser steel companies. Eight other sets of talks begin Wednesday and Thursday with other top industry firms. Present contracts expire June 30. Neither R. Conrad Cooper, chief U. S. Steel negotiator, nor President David J. McDonald of the union,, had any comment. The industry is standing firm against any new concessions to the union, warning they would be inflationary. On the other hand, the union is demanding a bigger share of industry profits, including a wage boost, shorter hours, pension and other improvements. The U. S. Steel part of th negotiations found nearly 100 union negotiators pitted across a long bargaining table with nearly as many U. S. Steel representatives. Both sides have expressed hope the strike can be avoided, and pledged to work toward that end. McDonald was optimistic, over the chances for union gains, even before thfi talks began. LONDON (AP) - The Shah Of Iran today began an official visit to Britain reportedly with two unofficial problems on his mind—a future wife and closer ties with the West. The moment the dark-eyed, twice-divorced potentate stepped off his train, some of the very people who could make those dreams—if they are his dreams- come true, appeared before him. Kansas. Mrs. Mitchell will attend Tickets are on sale at Wass-j mer's, Bob's Clothes Shop, Grover Knight's, Worthington - Jones, the Ottawa Banks, and by members of the Chamber of Commerce Athletic committee. Will Discuss United Funds A meeting has been called for 4 p.m., Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce rooms for purposes of re-organizing for a United Fund drive in Ottawa, if such a package drive is desired. The meeting has been called by Vern Chesbro, who was chairman of the drive last year at the time the Chamber of Commerce voted to dissolve its activity in t h e drive. Cards have gone out to 14 participating agencies that have received funds from the drive in past years, urging that they be represented at the meeting tomorrow, and also to members of civic groups and others interested. Second District GOP Meet Here A meeting of all Republican chairmen and vice chairmen of the Second Congressional District will be held May 9 at the North American Hotel in Ottawa. "This meeting is the third in a series to be held throughout the state," Sam Mellinger, GOP State Chairman, Said. "It will be devoted exculsively to assisting the chairmen and vice chairmen with the organization work that is needed so badly." In addition to the county chairmen and vice chairmen, all GOP members of the legislature are being invited. Other elective officials and party workers are invited, too. Arrangements are being made by Vern Chesbro and Mrs. Bertha Hall, Second District chairman and vice chairman, and Mrs. Lee Perkins, vice chairman of t h e Franklin County Republican Central Committee. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Independence Man Heads VFW PITTSBURG, Kas. (AP) — Clarence Edwards of Independence was elected Third District commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dr. Percy Shue of Independence, retiring commander, was elected district surgeon. The other district officers: Ed Abshire of Coffeyville, senior v'ce president; Floyd Fish of Parsons, junior vice president; George Matson of Pittsburg, quar- term;ster; Judge Don Musser of Pittsburg, judge advocate, and Hug"h Foster of Parsons, trustee. Marie Roberts of Chanute w"as elected senior vice president and Hazel McCullough of Pittsburg junior vice president of the district auxiliary. Lamb Insured Payment Plan. *dt Shah Of Iran, SeekingWife, Looks At Princess Margaret Standing in spring" sunshine in the center of a quarter acre of red carpeting at flag-draped Victoria Station were: Pretty Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prune Minister Harold Macmillan, and two of his Cabinet members. Nobody in London is suggesting a romance between the 39-year-old Mohammedan Shah and the Church of England princess. But with royalty, like thoroughbred horses, nothing is safe at 100-1. So, when he hit the carpet at Victoria Station and found Margaret waiting there, the heads in the diplomat box began to wag. Margaret has seldom looked lovelier. She wore a tight fitting soft brown suit that hugged her curvy figure. The neck of the suit was well scooped. He took her hand and looked her in the eyes—light blue eyes said to be the most beautiful in England. Then Margaret stepped back from the formal presentation to the Shah by her sister, the Queen. For a second the Shah's eyes roved. v No one ever., has accused his highness Shah Mohammed Reza Pahievi of possessing .a,perfectly static eye. It fell on pretty Princess Alex andra, cousin of Margaret and the Queen. Then it swung back to Margaret. She stepped back and Macmillan was presented, then Home Secre tary R. A. Butler and Foreign See retary Selwyn Lloyd. The Shah took a quick glance at Margaret — standing alone in the center of the carpet. It looked as if he might move toward her. But if he had such plans hs was too late. At his elbow, the Queen produced a general for the Shah to meet. At this juncture, Prince Philip edged up to Margaret, whispered something in her ear and smilingly escorted her—behind the Shah and the Queen—to their royal carriages. Ottawa Radio Off Air For A Time Ottawa's radio station, KOFO, was off the air for a time today because of a freak mechanical failure. A power supply transformer in the station's control room, which supplies various voltages of power to different parts of the station's equipment, burned out at 6:18 a.m. Rod Cupp, operator of the station, said he chartered an airplane to fly to Quincy, 111., for needed parts. The plane arrived back in Ottawa and the parts reached the radio station at noon. Cupp said he hoped to have the station back on the air during the early part of the afternoon. Falls 10 Stories, Suffers Scratches TOPEKA (AP)-It appears all Kansas schools applying for federal funds rncler the national defense education act will get it. Kansas is scheduled to get \|$634,000 in the next fiscal year to T^uy equipment to improve schools' science, foreign language NEW YORK (AP)-A 12-year-old girl plunged 10 stories from a Harlem apartment Monday night and suffered only face scratches. Forinia Williams told police she had been scolding her daughter Herschelle, who was in another room. When the girl became suddenly silent, Mrs. Williams walked into the room, found an open window and looking down, saw Herschelle on the ground below. The girl, a Negro, landed in a landscaped area. An ambulance doctor could find no injuries beyond the face scratches. Kansas Schools Will Get Funds and mathematics departments. The federal money must be matched by local school districts. A spokesman for the state board of education said schools submitted projects estimated at $684,984 before the May 1 deadline. But available money is expected to be ample to meet approved projects. Some of the applications covered projects for which federal funds could not be granted. A priority system set up by the board for allocating the federal funds will not have to be used for money going out before July 1. It may have to be used in later years. Tornadoes Hit Parts Of State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe thunderstorms and numerous tornadoes struck parts of Kansas and Missouri yesterday and last night, causing some prop erty damage. No one was injured. The tornadoes mostly appeared in open country. Some farm buildings and a few homes were struck. A tornado alert gave the quar- ler-million residents of Wichita a jittery period of nearly two hours. Although there were reports of half a dozen funnels in and around the city none was confirmed. Damage in Wichita was confined to some broken wires and tree b'mbs. Wind gusts of 55 miles an hour were recorded and rainfall totaled .75 inch. Two homes were damaged at the little town of Viola, 22 miles southwest of Wichita. Buildings were torn up on two farms 70 miles west of Wichita near Medicine Lodge. A house was unroofed near Hutchinson, Kan., and farm outbuildings were demolished north west of Chase, Kan. A squall line cutting across northwest Missouri late last nighl produced a twister that damagec barns on two farms near Maryville. Windows were smashed in a farmhouse. Other tornadoes moving in open country were sighted in Kansas near Osborne, Pratt and Valley Center. Heavy downpours of rain occurred at widely separated points in Kansas. Great Bend and Hutchinson had two inches and Junction City three inches, most of it falling in less than an hour. Some streets and basements were flooded. Wheat Is Posing A Problem WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate Agriculture Committee tries again today to agree on a bill aimed at reducing the number of acres planted to wheat in 1960. Chairman Allen Ellender ID- La)-"said "it is ^imperative -that Congress pass a wheat bill too cut production. Wheat is the majn' farm problem because of steadily mounting surpluses. But Sen. Milton R. Young (R- . ND), a member of the committee, said chances are lessening that effective legislation can be agreed upon in time to affect the 1960 crop. The committee has before it a proposal by Young to provide wheat price supports of 65 per cent of parity for complying farmers and, for farmers who cut their acreage voluntarily, the price support is increased. Wheat now is supported at 75 per cent of parity. The national wheat acreage allotment is 55 million acres. The House Agriculture Committee is to meet Thursday to consider a wheat bill approved by a subc o m m i ttee. The measure, would cut wheat acreage 20'per cent but, at the same time, increase the price support level to 35 per cent. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson opposes both the Senate and House proposals. He has suggested he be given authority to set the wheat price supports, between 75 and 90 per cent of the average market price during the prior three years. * * * Others Seeking Wheat Solution "WASHINGTON (AP) — Five wheat exporting countries tackle today the problem of finding possible new ways of using surplus crops to help backward areas short of buying power. Joining U. S. officials in a "food for Peace" conference were food and farm officials of Argentina, Australia, Canada and France. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization will be represented at the two-day meeting. Some specific proposals were drafted at preliminary meetings by lesser officials of these countries last week. But officials would not disclose the nature o! the proposals. m To Start Work On Launching Sites KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Corps of Engineers today announced award of a contract to the Independent Contractors and Engineers of Dallas, Tex., for construction of the first three of nine ICBM launching sites in the vicinity of Forbes Air Force Base at Topeka, The company's bid of $6,462,384 was the lowest of 17 opened May The contract provides that th* contractor must begin work in five calendar day*.

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