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Ottawa Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Ottawa, Kansas The Ottawa raid May Kansas 66067 136 25 cents 12 pages inside highlights local Library Page sports local and area state outdoor update Page royals Pilot advocates restraint in his confrontation with Page a government officials March to a different drummer these Page end of the Jon Spencer and Tom Lindsay brought the bid up to Friday on a set of costume clothes at the Vassar Shoreline and playhouse near Pomona Bruce and veda Rogers have decided to close the Pullman Railroad car restaurant and playhouse after six a contract for the Sale of the train cars and restaurant equipment awaits final approval while miscellaneous equipment and theater props went on auction photos by Steve Zuk Kansas trails freight Industry fuelled the exodus from the University of Kansas in the 1860s the growing need for supplies and provisions in the min ing towns and military installations in the West encouraged the growth of Overland freighting and Stagecoach discovery of Gold in Western Kan Sas territory and a need to tie the far West to the Union by More than Telegraph lines also promoted freighting and stage during the civil War freighting and stagecoaches on the Overland Trail several companies ran mail and later stagecoaches in the Ben Holli David Butterfield and Wells Fargo competed for Trade Between the Missouri River and holidays Leavenworth pikes Peak express originated in leaven followed the Little Blue River and then went through fort Kearney and the Platte Valley on its Way to his lines advertised fast and comfortable holidays main but looked to the Smoky Hill Trail for a Shorter route to on Isaac head of butter Fields surveying sex wrote from Denver expedition a perfect Best Road from the Missouri River to the living water every five grass and Wood abundant the whole distance from leaven Worth to 585 Butterfield chose Atchison As his Eastern Frank the governments postal employee in charge of overseeing the mail transportation Over the Plains and mountains to explained Atchison was a Superior outfitting Point for parties crossing the it had one of the Best Steamboat Lan dings on the Missouri but especially it was at least 12 Miles father West than any other Landing in it had telegraphic connection with the the Butterfield Overland despatch route ran through Grasshopper Manhattan and Junction City and then on to Home stations were 40 Miles apart and swing stations were 12 to 15 Miles Alexander a freighter station Sites were sometimes nothing More that Earth or a few rocks piled up As a often these Mounds of Earth were trampled Down by herds of Buffalo before the next but evidence was left that showed others the in addition to surveying the route and building Butterfield also had a Large investment in wagons and a full fledged train for crossing the Plains consisted of from 25 to 26 Large estimated the number of cattle necessary to draw each Wagon was the entire train of generally numbered from 320 to 330 head and usually from four to five mules for Riding and As freighting reached its new especially the invention of Shock made it possible to transport passengers Long distances in relative the Butterfield Overland despatch soon started a stage line to comple ment its freighting and English William continued on i tour bus crash kills 18 a a tour bus carrying residents of a retire ment Home careened at High Speed off a twisting Mountain Road and plunged into an Swift running River killing 18 people and injuring authorities the death toll made it the worst bus crash in nearly six there was confusion Over the number of people aboard the and divers searched the West Fork of the Walker River for More Vic the bringing passengers Back to Santa after a four Day Outing to was 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on 395 when it bounced off a Fence and plunged Down a 15foot embankment into the Walker it flipped Over and then lodged upright on rocks with its rear ripped apart in few feet of racing the California Highway patrol the River is near flood stage and seven feet deep in some Mono county sheriffs depart ment investigator John Daniels said the Accident apparently was caused by excessive Speed and no other vehicles were the Condi Tion of the Driver was not immediately the cup initially said that 49 were but Bob a spokesman for starline Tours of Santa be said the company believed the bus was carrying 44 and a spokesman at the Bally grand hotel in where the tour said there were 42 there were bodies All Over the said Alex owner of the nearby Mountain Gate who helped remove the i continued on Page i Fol fete at novels length by Melissa Bauman the Skunk run Book sponsored by the friends of the has evolved into More than just hawking books since it began 13 years that is the evaluation of Almeda the first president of the who Friday recalled the beginning of the this years Book planned for 11 to 4 a week from june will be held in City if the weather is in the Sale and its accompaniments will be found at the Ottawa municipal Edwards cites the first sunday Book Sale As May and it was just that Only books were the next year the Sale was expanded slightly with a Plant Sale and but certainly nothing to the extent that we have she this years for includes not Only the Book but also an Art a guest a quilt the Ottawa string quartet with local teenage violinist Brian Lewis and Tours of the the Franklin county historical society also will open the Cabin in City Park for viewing while munching fresh roasted the Skunk run Book Sale and friends of the Library Are practically the friends organized in the Winter of 1973 and the first Book Sale followed the next Edwards credits former Library director Nell Barnaby with the idea for the this seemed a logical Way for the friends to raise some Money to help with some enrichment and we asked for donations from the Community not really knowing what the response would but every year the response has always been Edwards cites As a definite asset to the Book Sale the arts fair that the arts Council has been involved in since around the late that the Art fair has really enhanced it with various projects also going on around the old Edwards one year fairly Early on we had a storyteller weve had different kinds of music and Over the years its been quite a Long list of events that have gone on with including activities with the area 4h clubs and theater on a All of those things complement one another and bring in people who have their own particular interest to come for but who also find that they Are interested in the other things that Are Edwards she says that what Many consider the front runner of the although it was held before the friends was a sunday auction of donated articles and Book Sale to finance the Library endow ment the friends have used the sales revenues to fund the Library discovery series for to Purchase a film projector and buy a bicycle they began buying Art that the Library now checks out to people Oak three month in the Fol depends on the Book Sale As its single major fund Raiser each according to Fol president Judy More the friends have used the sales revenues to Pur Chase a microcomputer and software for the Library and to buy an audio cassette display Case and audio and video the organization still sponsors the discovery in addition to the summer Reading of last years trivia Ransom Points the Sale benefits not Only the Ottawa Library but also which is attempting to Start its own Library in part by hauling away Skunk runs leftovers and paying the friends to heavy Rains damaged some of this years inventory when the auditorium basement where the books Are being stored was flooded with a few inches of continued on f postal exec pleads guilty to charges with the bodies of some of the victims lining the the tour bus wreckage floundered in the Walker River Plase photo Washington a the vice chairman of the postal ser vices Board of governors pleaded guilty Friday to taking illegal payoffs in Exchange for trying to steer a million postal contract to a Texas Peter a businessman who was co chairman in 1980 of Ronald reagans presidential Campaign in also pleaded guilty in a three count felony information in District court to embezzling Money from the postal prosecutors said he collected for a firs class airline ticket when he actually travelled in coach Voss immediately resigned from the eight member Board of Gover which is expected to award the million postal contract later this he faces up to seven years in prison and in he will be sentenced july 24 before District judge George rever in going to stand up As straight As i Voss said in a Telephone interview Friday its a new ill be starting All he said Federal prosecutors had asked him not to discuss the Voss was appointed to the Board of governors by Reagan in he was elected vice chairman in according to attorney Joseph Digenova and assistant at Torney Lawrence Barcella Voss took from to in illegal payoffs in Cash and free airline tickets in a fee splitting arrange ment with a Public relations firm hired by the Texas recognition equipment of to help it win the contract for address Reading the or John Gnau associates of Bloomfield was hired on Voss recon said the the firm has a Washington Voss also arranged with the or operated by Michigan businessman John Gnau who was chairman of reagans 1980 presidential Campaign in to receive up to million if the Texas company got the the prosecutors Voss has known Gnau for nearly a the prosecutors Gnau was not but Digenova said the investigation initiated by the postal service inspection service is continuing and that Voss is cooperating with the area weather county sunny today with highs in the Low fair tonight with lows 55 to 60 and continued mostly sunny on Sun Day with highs in the Low

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