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OTTAWA Vol. 63 No. 133 OTTAWA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1959 7 CENTS TWELVE PAGES Side Swipes No one is immune to life's most embarrassing moments. Yesterday p .Kansas City woman was halted |n a meat cookery demonstration here by a power failure in the dectric broiler oven. It was doubly embarrassing considering that Mrs. Letha Strong Is Home Service Director for Kan- pas City Power and Light Co. She continued with her talk. Fuses were replaced and the meat cooked in time for sampling. Banquet Tickets Tickets for the sports banquet, in annual event to honor the athletes of Ottawa University and Ottawa High School and their coaches, are now available at the Ottawa banks, Wassmers, Bob's Clothes Shop, Worthington-Jones and Grover Knight's, as well as in the hands of all members of the sports committee of t h e Chamber of Commerce. Price of the tickets is $3.25 for men. This price includes a ticket for an athlete. Women who desire to attend may purchase tickets for $1.65. This price also ap- pltes to children who are not athletes of one of the two schools. The speaker will be Jack Mitchell, football coach at University of Kansas. Mrs. Mitchell will attend, and women of Ottawa and vicinity are urged to feel free to attend the banquet. :it will be held at Memorial Auditorium, May 16. Confusing WASHINGTON (AP) _ Two letters from the Veterans Administration's Kansas City office have confused a Kansas couple. ,, Each of the letters, the wife wrote Sen. Andrew F. Schoeppel (R-Kas), referred to an application she and her husband filed for a. direct loan to enable them to buy a farm. Both husband and wife are veterans of World War II. The VA's first letter, dated Aug. 16, 1058, was to the wife. It advised the application had been received but "there are. 900 veterans ahead of you on the list." On Oct. 27, 1958, the second letter arrived—addressed,,to the husband. It acknowledged Ireceipt of the application but warned "there are 1,300 veterans ahead of you on the list." "This," School Board Settles Four Appeal Cases Ottawa school board and land* owners wrapped up the condemnation proceedings on land southwest of Ottawa Tuesday with the dismissal of four cases in District Court. An attorney for three parties entered a motion for dismissal on three appeals. They were the appeals of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Fouts, Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Turner and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle D. Hanes. Each of the cases was settled out of court. The Fouts' and Hanes' each received $200 more than the amount offered by court- appointed appraisers. The Turners' received $700 more. The Fouts' were offered $957 for their 2Vfe acres, Hanes' $1,007 for their 2% acres and Turners' $3,669 for their 8.75 acres. One other case that was pending was dismissed upon the motion of the attorney for the school board. This was the motion for a new trial made by the board in the appeal case of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R- Spigle. The Spigles were offered $2,897.50 by court-appointed appraisers. The District Court jury awarded them $4,500, or $1,602.50 more. The attorney for the board had filed a motion for a new trial following the jury's decision. All other cases concerning the condemnation on the land southwest of Ottawa, which is plannec for future high school purposes have been settled. Two appeals were tried, and all other landown ers have picked up their checks. Ike And Nixon Agree To Help Raise GOP Funds THE PROGRAM — Jesse S. Blake looks at the program for the meeting of the Grand Army of the Republic here 50 years ago. Ottawa Was Invaded By Grand « Army Of Republic 50 Years Ago the constituent told Schoeppel, "I do not understand," Commented Schoeppel: "I'll go along with her. I don't understand it either." Pause For Alarm "WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP)—Six firemen rushed to a downtown alarm — but paused before putting out the fire. First, they had a quick snack with a half dozen boys roasting potatoes in the back yard. Then they turned extinguishers on the camp fire. Help For Teachers NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP)- Thc 170 seniors of the College.of New Rochelle voted Tuesday to contribute $200 apiece after graduation for use in raising teachers' salaries. One injured In Car-Train Crash WASHINGTON (AP)—Presided Eisenhower and Vice President Richard M. Nixon have agreed to help congressional campaigners ii their efforts to raise a special fund of about $400,000: Eisenhower and Nixon acceptec invitations to be flhe chief attrac tions at a $100-a-plate dinner here June 8 honoring Republican mem bers of Congress. The story behind the dinner is one of reluctance by the party's olc line contributors — who never cared much for Eisenhower's brand of "modern Republican ism"—to kick in with their usua financial support to the Republi can National Committee. Ordinarily the Republicans poo all of their receipts, without rel erence to which organization re ceives the original contribution Of any $1.000 donation, for in stance, the House Campaign Com mittee gets $270, the Senatoria Committee $150 and the Nationa Committee takes the remainin $580. Solicitors for the House an Senate committees reportedl have been running into resistanc on the part of contributors wh have said they would be willin to put up cash for congressiona campaign needs but are unwillin at this time to see the majo share of their donations go to th Eisenhower - dominated Nationa Committee. SCIPIO — A car crashed into the side of a Santa Fe passenger train near here today, sending its driver to a Topeka hospital. Sheriff Don Hermreck said the man, D. M. Milliken, Topeka, complained of back injuries. He was checked at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnett and rushed to the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. The collision occurred at 10:48 a.m. at the Scipio crossing. The train, the Santa Fe 212 headed north, was hit at the third car back from the engine. '. A coupling on the dining car broke loose from the impact and the train stopped. The passenger train and a freight train were held up for some time from the wreck. . Sheriff Hermreck said the train limped into Richmond for repairs before trying to make it to Kansas City. The car, he said, was demolished. Minimum Wage Study Proposed TOPEKA (AP)—A study of possible state minimum wage wa introduced before the Legislativ Council at its organizational mee ing today. Sens. John Murray, Leaven Ike Hopes Russians Quit Propaganda Tactics Points To Red Moves Delaying Geneva Meeting Allies Are Anxious Fifty years ago this week the rrand Army of the Republic invaded Ottawa. It was May 11, 12 and 13 when he blue-clad soldiers of the Civil Nar pitched tents in Forest Park or their 28th annual encampment. Rollie Hashman Sr., 912 S. Loust, who was just a kid in the Sons of Veterans organization back n '09, recalled the invasion this morning. "It was a long time ago," he aid, "and I don't remember all he events." He did remember that Otta- wans .came out en masse to meet he old soldiers, the_.flags were lying over Ottawa, and he re- 'alls that he and his father paraded the streets to the stir- ring battle hymns of the "War "Mac's Best will soon be on Between the States.", All in all, it was a gala affair. Jesse S. Blake, 1115 N. Mulberry, added to our knowledge with a small booklet detailing the program for the soldiers. The booklet lists a kick - off welcome by the mayor, followed by band music, business sessions, and special programs for ex-prisoners of war. At night, camp fires blazed in Forest Park and up and down the banks of the Marais des Cygnes River. All comrades furnished fuel for the flames. The GAR national president presented the city library with an oil painting of Lincoln. Advertisers who sponsored the booklet were the Ottawa Soap Works which advised: Three Jet Fighters Crash In Atlantic MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP)— Three FIDO Super Sabre jet planes hurtled into the Atlantic Ocean off the South Carolioa coast before daylight today, apparently killing all three pilots. Searchers spotted wreckage and oil slicks, but officers at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base had no ready explanation for the cause of the crash. Observers said they saw no collision. The three planes, part of a night navigational and refueling training flight, had a rendezvous over the ocean with a fuel tanker plane. Another pilot in the mission reported seeing the three jets "descending rapidly in a turn immediately prior to hitting the surface of the ocean." The ceiling at the time of the crash, about 3:08 a.m. was reported by the air base weather station as 3,900 feet broken. This is a little better flying conditions than overcast. Visibility was 5 miles, winds moderate and no rain or fog. The base identified the missing Dilots as Capt. Mack Bulger, Okla- loma City, Okla.; 1st Lt. Delano G. Lund of Baker, Mont.; and 1st Lt. Morris L. Uden of Buffalo, 1 Kan. All three have families living in this area. Of the pilots, the Air Force said only that their fate "has not been established." Amphibious planes and helicopters combed the scene and a Coast Guard cutter also was dispatched. Site of the crash was 10 miles offshore, southeast of this coastal resort city. An invigation board of Air Force officers was formed. Maj. Gen. Daniel W. Jenkins, deputy commander of the Ninth Air Force, arrived to assist. The planes were equipped with ejection seats and the pilots carried parachutes. They carried no passengers. The Air Force clined to say how many planes took part in the exercise. :he market. Second to none oi the rosin makes." The National Cure sanitarium 128 N. Locust St., which offered 23 rooms where common sense drugless, magnetic, and water cures were available. Osteo treat ment, manicuring and face mas sage could also be secured. The Boston Store, one block north of the Court House, h a < "ladies' ready-to-wear goods millinery, dry goods and men' furnishings at reasonable prices.' The Star Steam Laundry, 41 S. Main, guaranteed "both domes tic and high class finish." The laundry gave "special attention to fancy cloths both men's and ladies." - " A business card for Dr. H. L Kennedy noted that Dr. Kennedy was the Franklin County coroner Carey M. Porter was the agen for eleven fire insurance com panics and secretary and man ager of the Franklin County Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Sim's Cafe, 129 S. Main, servei meals at all hours. Sponsors of the booklet who ar still in business in Ottawa, were Willis Nursery, Peoples Nationa Bank, First National Bank, an< Ottawa Wholesale Grocery. GENEVA (AP)—U.S. Secretary f State Christian A. Herter chal- enged Russia's Andrei Gromyko oday to join in "serious, contractive negotiation." He said if he foreigh ministers meeting ere makes satisfactory progress . can lead to a summit session. "My government is anxious to make the necessary progress ere," Herter said, at the Big 'our meeting "but the Western owers cannot make it alone." Herter addressed the third ses- ion of the foreign ministers meet- ng. His speech had been delayed wo days while Gromyko fought or increased status for East Germany and conference membership for Poland and Czechoslovakia. Herter said that most of the hopes raised by the Big Four sum' mit conference here in 1955 have jeen dashed. He said Germany, the major subject of the present meeting, remains split with "its division a grave injustice bearing the seeds of future troubles." Yet he said there have recently Ottawa was described as a beau tiful city with a population of 9 000 and a courthouse costinj $50,000. Rich farm land in the area sol for $25 to $100 an acre. The Santa Fe line employed 30 men. "On May 17, 1906," the bookie reads, "The Warner Fence Co received a train load of thirt cars of wire direct from Pueblo Colo., which trajn is known as th Warner Wire Special, a dayligh run on a special schedule. Thi train contained enough wire to pu ten wires around the state of Kan sas, and was the largest ship ment of steel products ever ship ped through the west." The Grand Army soldiers brok up singing the song, "God Be Wit You Till We Meet Again." Herter Challenges Gromyko For Geneva Progress South Illinois Votes To Join Williamsburg A rural grade school district, with a valuation of $292,024, voted .ast night to join Williamsburg grade school district. The vote at South Illinois, lo cated four miles north of Williamsburg, carried 24-3. The one- teacher district has been dosec the past three years and sending its pupils to Williamsburg. The disorganization of Soutl Illinois was mandatory, since i has not been operating the pas three years. This is in compliano with state law. The annexation brings an add! tional $772,141 to the Williamsburg district valuation. Homewood dis trict recently voted to join Wil liamsburg. It has a valuation o $480,117. Neither the South Illinois noi Homewood districts will pay taxes on the bonded indebtedness of the new Williamsburg school. Both were admitted bond-indebtedness free. Mnst of the high school distric in South Illinois already wa joined to Williamsburg. The high school territory is paying on the bonds. Michigan Valley and Appanoose grade school districts, which vot ed about two weeks ago to con solidate, will meet Thursday night to elect a combined board of education. The meeting will b held at 8 p. m. in the Appanoost school. Lamb Insured Payment Plan, adv Ottawa Girl Wins Poster Award The Weather COUNTY FORECAST - Mostly fair and a little cooler this afternoon, tonight and Thursday; high this afternoon lower 70s; low tonight lower 40s; high Thursday near 70. High temperature yesterday—82; low- today—57; high year ago today—84; low year ago today—58; record high this date—91 In 1915; record low this date— 3fi In 1910; hourly temperatures, 24 hours ending 8 a. m. today: worth, and William Bowers, 0 tawa, both Republians, and Wac Ferguson, Parsons, and Charles Joseph, Botwin, Democrats, submitted it. A bill for a 75 cents per hour minimum wage was passed by the House in the 1959 Legislature but was killed in the Senate. The council, composed of 15 representatives and 10 senators, makes studies and recommendations for the next legislature. ... Actor Peter Loire Has Heart Attack GRANADA, Spain (AP) - Veteran movie actor Peter Lorre ha been taken off the critical list but faces a long convalescence from a heart attack. Lorre, 58, suffered the Tuesday after falling ill while shooting a scene in the hot sun outside Granada for a movie. D a. m 65 10 a. m 71 11 a. ra 76 Noon ....78 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. t p. m- .80 .81 .82 .81 .79 .77 .76 73 9 p. ra. 71 10 p. m 6$ 11 p. m 66 Midnight 65 1 a. m 62 2 a. m 60 3 a. m 60 4 a. m 60 5 a. m 60 6 a. m 7 a. m 57 • n. m 88 Traffic Toll TOPEKA (AP)—Kansas traffic fatalities listed by state Accident Records Section: In last 24 hours ending at 9 a.m. today: X. To date in 1959—165. Comparable period 1958—160. X — One fatality occurred pre viously but not reported. Beech To Receive Missile Contract WASHINGTON (AP) - Beech Hi S h Sch ° o1 S irl explained "When I got the letter, I thought it would just say that they got my poster in the contest," an Ottawa Aircraft Corp., Wichita, Kas., will be awarded a contract for development of a high - speed missile ;arget, Kansas senators were informed today. The target will be used to train fighter pilots. The Air Force and Navy informed the senators the contract will be awarded today. Designated the KD2B-1, the target will be the first low-cost operational one "with speed and altitude performances which match capabilities of enemy-threat aircraft," the announcement said. Chinese Reds Shell Island In Matsu Group TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — Chinese Communists shelled Peikan- tang Island in the Matsu group Tuesday night for the first time this year. The 14-minute attack came on an even-numbered day, when the Communist guns on the mainland facing the Quemoys and other Nationalist offshore islands normally are silent. "But when I opened it, I saw that it didn't say that. . . " she stopped there. What the "letter" said was that Jeanette Arnold had won first place in the Kansas Farm Bureau afety poster contest. The Bureau sent her a tall, golden trophy, too. Miss Arnold, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Arnold, 806 N. Mulberry, is an Ottawa High School junior. Her major interest is art, and she plans to continue studying in the field upon her graduation from high school. "l sent in about a half dozen posters the students made in class." Miss Lila Borgman, art teacher, said. "The students had to buy their own paper, the kind of paper that was required in the contest." Miss Arnold's poster, colored in red, black and white tempera, de picted a stop sign and a hand, pointing a finger at the reader. On it was the message, "Stop and think, safety is your bus! ness." een a few hopeful signs of inv roving East-West relations. He pecified some progress in talks n suspending nuclear tests and eveloping contacts between So- iet and Western peoples. But Herter said the present con- erence is not being held because ny change in the world political tuation makes agreement more kely—but simply because of the oviet Union's announced inten- on "to liquidate the relationship nder which the four powers have een discharging their war—orig- nated responsibilities for Berlin nd for reunifying Germany." He declared that the Big Four annot now abdicate a responsi- ility for uniting Germany which he heads of all four governments cknowledged at the summit meeting four years ago. "As I see it, our foreign minis- ers' meeting has three interrelated objectives," Herter said. "The first is to reach positive agreements over as wide a field as possible. The second is to narrow the differences between our respective points of view. The third is to prepare constructive proposals for consideration by a conference of heads of government if such a conference takes place later this year." The Western ministers had rejected Soviet insistence on adding more Red nations to the conference. Herter, France's Maurice Couve de Murville and Britain's Selwyn /loyd all turned down the proposition Tuesday. The Western ministers offered rromyko a compromise, however: To let the two Communist nations and Italy and probably one or two other Western states enter the parley at some later time. But Gromyko said through a spokesman the success of the conference was hinged to bringing in the Polish and Czech foreign ministers as full members at once. He demanded "a positive decision" and made clear he wanted it today. WASHINGTON (AP)-President Eisenhower said today the Soviet Union seems to be pushing a propaganda drive in seeking admittance of Red satellite nations to the Geneva foreign ministers conference. Eisenhower told a news conference he is very hopeful the Russians will abandon any such propaganda tactics so the conference can get down to fruitful negotiations. Eisenhower had been asked to evaluate the Soviet efforts thus far to win seats at Geneva for Communist East Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Those efforts have kept the foreign ministers' conference from getting to discussion of real problems. Eisenhower replied it is Very difficult to find out what is going on behind someone else's forehead. , The U.S. government, he continued, has always been for fruit* fnl negotiations, and against using such conferences as propaganda platforms. But the situation in Geneva, Eisenhower said, seems to have some of that—propaganda—in it. During the news conference, the President discussed these other matters: Khrnshchev — No one has contacted him, Eisenhower said, regarding the possibility of a visit by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to the United States. A reporter noted that. Vice.Pres- ident Nixon will visit Moscow this summer to open a U.S. trade fair. The newsman asked whether the President would be favorable to the idea of Khrushchev's coming to this country to open the Soviet fair to be held in New York later this year. And, the reporter went on, would that open the door to the possibility of Khrushchev's attending a summit conference in the United States. Two Professors Resign At OU Dr. Curtis E. Borchers and Prof. Dana Johnson of the Ottawa University faculty have resigned to accept other positions, President Andrew B. Martin announced today. Borchers, head of the chemistry department for the last two years, will go to Jamestown College in Jamestown, S. D. Johnson, head of the art department the last year, will become elementary art supervisor in the Arkansas City public schools. Dr. Martin and Dean W. D. Bemmels are at the present considering applicants for the posi- ions. After saying no one has talked to him about such a possibility, Eisenhower remarked that it is up to the Big Four foreign ministers to pick a site for any summit session. As to whether he would welcome the Kremlin's No. 1 man to the United States if Khrushchev requested an invitation, Eisenhower replied with a smile that we had better just wait and see on that one. Chanute Police Chief Resigns CHANUTE (AP) — Police Chief Tom Morehead handed in his resignation today and said he was asking the attorney general for a grand jury investigation of all police agencies in Neosho County for the past eight years. Morehead, police chief eight years and a member of the force 14 years, submitted the resignation to City Manager R. J. Hays. He asked that it be effective May 23. In his letter, he said he is "of full understanding that various charges have been made against me in the office of chief of police." "I do not know my accusers," he said. "I do not know the charges brought against me and no one will tell me." No action has been taken by the city commission on the resignation. Workers To Mills As Guard Watches HENDERSON, N.C. (AP) — First shift workers, guarded by long lines of National Guardmen, quietly entered the struck Harriet- Henderson cotton mills today. There were only occasional jeers and catcalls from small clusters of pickets who turned out at the mills' two plants. The scene contrasted sharply with Tuesday night's shift change when guardmen with fixed bayonets, faced hundreds of shouting strikers. There was no violence, however. Police said some rocks were thrown in an area not policed by the guard. Five persons were arrested and one was charged with inciting to riot. The guardmen, numbering about 300, were ordered here by Gov. Luther Hodges as a result of a new outburst of violence Monday night. JEANETTE ARNOLD, with trophy. Arthur Cromb Heads KU Alumni Assn. LAWRENCE (AP) — Arthur H. Cromb of Kansas City has been elected president of the University of Kansas Alumni Assn. for 195960 and Herbert F. Laing of Topeka, vice president. Announcement of the elections by Claude E. Chalfant of Hutchinson. outgoing president. Recess Wage Talks In Steel Industry NEW YORK (AP)-Wage contract negotiations for the steel industry were in recess today, to give management and union representatives time to reassess their positions. Negotiators met for about three hours Tuesday but there was no announcement by either side. On The Inside The second of a 3-part series on the national problem of juvenile delinquency appears on Page 4 of today's Herald. Also found in this issue are: Plane crashes — Two Capital Airlines planes went down last night. Stories and a picture lire on Page 12. Liz and Eddie—Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher have married and are off for Europe. Details are on Page 8. FFA Boys Members of the Ottawa FFA chapter have planted shrubs at the high school. A picture is on Page 9.

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