Ada Evening News, December 12, 1961

Ada Evening News

December 12, 1961

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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1961, Ada, Oklahoma In the midst of world crises, wars and rumors .of wars, our readers will be happy to know that there is good news to report. Daddy Warbucks has returned and Little Orphan Annie is safe until next Sunday Sympathetic Judge Quickly Frees Santa, P-3 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Utah State Player Rebuffs Offer See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 234 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1961 Aircraft Attacks U.N. Installations At Elisabethville LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo air- craft attacked Elisabethville Airport four times before dawn today, dropping 26 bombs without damaging U.N. installations, the U.N. command announced. The U.N. headquarters in the Katanga capital also came under heavy attack during the night, the U.N. spokesman said, from Katangan mortar batteries located on a ridge west of the headquarters building. The spokesman said he did not know the origin or type of the aircraft that attacked the airport or if more than one plane made the attack. Bombs were dropped over a five-hour period, beginning at midnight. The Katanga mission in Brussels said the United Na- tions attacked President Moise Tshombe's residence, a veritable stronghold in Elisabethville. It was not clear the attack referred to shelling or an attack by planes. Two Indian Gurkha troops were killed and one wounded in the at- tack on the U.N. headquarters, the United Nations announced. It said this brought U.N. casualties in the Katanga operation to 10 dead, 37 wounded and 13 missing. Katangan casualties are un- known, but Gen. Sean McKeown, the Irish commander of U.N. BAL HARBOUR. Fla. (AP) forces in the Congo estimated AFL-CIO Sets New Wage Goal AFL-CIO chiefs today set an hour as organized labor's new goal for wages. the federal minimum A policy statement cleared by the resolutions committee for ex- pected approval by the AFL-CIO convention also urged Congress to raise the minimum wage to immediately instead of in 1963. As part of President Kennedy's program, Congress earlier this year raised the required pay level for about 25 million workers en- gaged in interstate commerce from to per hour, with the proviso the minimum should go to in September 1963. The AFL-CIO resolution says that as soon as the figure becomes effective, it wiH'shoot'for another boost to "The need of America's work- ing poor for fair labor the resolution said, "has by no means been fully met." Extension of the law's coverage to 16 million additional workers was also urged. Many such work- ers, the resolution said, "are paid excessively low wages and work excessive hours." The law re- quires overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 a week. This and other resolutions called for a drive both by legislation and in labor contract negotiations with employers to accomplish a reduction in the present 40-hour week. Other developments at the 12.5- (Continued on Pise Two) Ada Stores Plan Later Hours For Holiday Shopping Ada merchants next Monday will slay open later during week days. Members of the Retail Mer- car. chants Committee of the Chamber viriiiitiivLcv mv ni jitji ueuLtuu, IYJ.IO. have agreed that they will re- charged she was bruised by the main open until 8 p.m., beginning officers' rough handling. She fur- next Monday. They will stay open ther alleged that Police Chief until this hour through Saturday, Homer Gosnell struck her re- December 23. them at 50 to 60 dead. At U.N. headquarters in New York, Indian Brig. I.J. Rikhye, acting S e c r e t a r y-General U Thant's military adviser, told a news conference U.N. forces had captured a secret Katangan plan, drawn up by French mercenaries, which included the dynamiting of the huge Union Miniere copper-co- balt complex in Katanga if U.N. forces joined with the central Con- go army in an offensive to end the province's secession. Kikhye said the plan also was to be used if the Congo army at- tempted an invasion alone and that Katanga army units already had employed other parts of the plan in the week-old fighting with U.N. troops in Elisabethville. The Indian army officer claimed that 12 French veterans of campaigns in Indochina and Algeria had drafted the plans for dynamiting the Union Miniere, a Belgian-British firm whose taxes provide the largest measure of support for President Moise Tshombe's regime and the chief reason why the Leopoldville (Continued on Two) Police Make Statements In Damage Suit Four Ada police officers made formal depositions yesterday aft- ernoon in the case of an Ada wom- an who has brought suit against three of the officers for false ar- rest and personal injuries al- legedly inflicted on her by police. The suit is based on events on the evening of Nov. 19, when Mrs. Lillie Stegall, 57, 607 North Bluff, was taken to the police sta- tion by Capt. Charles Scott and 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Skies Clear Over State; Ice Coating Remains On Roads Temperatures Are Expected To Stay Below Freezing A winter cold wave with ice, snow and sub-zero tem- peratures sent a shiver down every nook and cranny of Oklahoma today. The snow and sleet ended and skies cleared across the state this morning. But highways still were coated with ice and temperatures in the northwest were below zero. Temperatures were expected to stay below freezing during the day, dropping again tonight to 6 below in the extreme north and to 18 above in the south. Boise City had a low early this morning of 10 below zero while j Gage reported 7 below. The mer- cury dropped to T in Oklahoma City, 8 in Tulsa and 14 in Ard- more, the warmest reading. -A- Bad Weaker Shakes Up Show Plans The Weather Bureau said roads! may be cleared during the day, The weather doesn-t (ake into but snow and ice will not melt on account the laid plans of THE ICEMAN COMETH: Tht lun rose Tuesday morning, striking icy trees and thrubt and converting the entire land- scape into glittering lea of diamondi. Every bUdt of gran, every twig with the sun behind it in the east was a point of shining light. In the night, the storm had marched on to the north and east. (NEWS Staff Israeli Court Sums Up Nazi Judgment JERUSALEM (AP) The special Israeli court con- cluded the reading of its judgment on Adolph Eichmann today with a su'mmary finding the former Gestapo colonel guilty on all 15 counts of an indictment handed down last April. The summation, preceded by detailed examination of Eichmann's role in the extermination of six million Jews in Europe, was a blanket verdict of guilty. The maximum penalty under a special Israeli law is death. The three-man court convicted Eichmann Monday of capital crimes against the Jews, then proceeded to out- line its views on the details. The conclusion supported every claim that Atty. Gen. Gideon: Officer Richard Gray in a patrol In her petition, Mrs. Stegall his hand or fist DCS ICO IV wiui luo iictiiu vi not. Ted Savage, chamber manager, after she was taken to the sta- also said Santa would be on duty tion. in downtown Ada beginning next Testifying yesterday were Cos- Monday. He will be in the city's nell, Scott. Gray and Desk Ser- business district each day from geant Don Henderson, who was on 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. visiting with 'duty at the station when Mrs; youngsters on the street andistegall was brought there, in various stores from Monday The four officers all denied any through December 23. excessive roughness in dealing Hicks Smith Jr., Ada postmas-; with Mrs. Stegall, stating that ter, said the post office will wait j they used only as much force as to announce "special" hours, de-iwas necessary to force her to pending on how mail moves dur- accompany them, ing the heart of the holiday sea-! Scott and Gray said when they son. 1 first saw Mrs. Stegall she was Smith did say that home deliv-1 staggering and apparently intoxi- eries of mail would be made next j cated. After talking to her they Sunday. He added that parcels j decided she was ill or under Hausner placed against Eichmann; after the former SS officer wasj MA TO captured in Argentina, flown here, i interrogated, indicted and then tried. At no time during the long read- ing did the judges say a good word for Eichmann and there was no evidence of mitigation in the entire judgment. The counts charged Eichmann with joining the Nazi conspiracy to exterminate the Jews as a race, killing non-Jews as part of the forced labor program in Poland, contributing his help to the mur- der of Gypsies in the Hitler racial plan, helping to round up the chil- dren of Lidice in revenge for the Reds Demand would be delivered on Sunday, December 24, and on Christmas Day. If regular hours are expanded to handle Christmas business, these hours will be announced as soon as they are available. OKLAHOMA Fair this aft- ernoon, tonight and Wednesday; very cold this afternoon and to- night, not quite so cold Wednes- day; low tonight 5 below zero north to 10 above south; high Wednesday 25-35. High temperature in Ada Monday was 27; Monday night low, 11; reading at 7 Ji.m. Tues- dav. 11. 'heavy sedation." They offered to take her home, the officers continued, and only took her to the station because she refused to tell her name or address. She was in a "very hysterical condition." the officers said, and resisted their efforts to put her into the car. Gosnell admitted in his state- ment that he had slapped Mrs. Stegall once, lightly, as part of the standard first aid treatment to bring a subject out of hysteria. Mrs. Stegall later filed suit for in District Court against Gosnell, Scott and Gray. The officers' statements were taken by her attorney in the action, Barney Ward'. Also pres- ent were City Attorney Lawrence Green, and Virgil Stanfield, who has been retained by the city to assist in the defense. assassination of Gestapo chief (Continued on Page Two) Group Revives Proposal For Eastern Turnpike TULSA proposed Hen- ryetta-McAlester route for an east- ern turnpike has been revived and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce wants the Oklahoma .Turnpike Au- thority to grant a hearing on the idea. The Tulsa chamber asked for the hearing in a letter to the au- thority Monday. The McAlester chamber, meanwhile, came up with a proposal to shorten the toll road by 10 miles. Tulsa chamber President D. 'J. Tuepker, in his.letter to author- ity Chairman Marvin Millward, said the Henryetta McAlester route was the original proposal, but had been abandoned in favor of a Henryetta-Sulphur location. The Henryetta-Sulphur route, Tuepker said, had been shown to be not feasible. The McAlester chamber is ask- ing that a study be made of the feasibility of a toll road from the U. S. 40 interchange to be built near Henryetta to a junction with new U. S. 69 near McAlester. This would be only 30 miles, compared to the 40-m i 1 e Over German MOSCOW Soviet gov- ernment demanded today that the United States hand over West Ger- man Gen. Adolf Heusinger, chair- man of the permanent North At- lantic Treaty Organization mili- tary committee in Washington, for trial in Moscow as a war criminal. The demand was made in a note delivered Embassy and today to the U.S. publicized before cameras and bright lights at a Foreign Ministry news confer- ence. Heusingor was accused of war crimes, crimes against the peace and crimes against humanity. The Soviet government charged that Heusinger, who was chief of operations for the German general staff until the 1944 bomb plot against Hitler, "organized bloody reprisals against the civilian pop- ulation" in the Soviet Union and that he issued instructions for pun- itive detachments "which sanc- tioned every possible atrocity in regard to the peaceful popula- Michael Kharlamov, press direc- tor of the Foreign Ministry, told the news conference Heusinger is now quartered in. the Pentagaon. In Bonn, the West German gov- ernment rejected the Soviet ac- cusations as completely false and said it would fever consent to his being turned over to Soviet au- thorities: A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the government .had cleared Heusinger long. ago and "this is just another Soviet propaganda in a long series directed against West Germany in an attempt to blacken our reputation and alienate our allies in this time of international crisis." Heusinger was arrested by the Western Allies after World War II, interned until 1948, but never brought to trial on war crimes charges. He has been a frequent Soviet target since he became the first chief of staff of West Ger- length of the original proposal. I many's new armed forces in 1955: Blacktop's Added On County Roads The blacktop program of Pon- totoc County's three commission- ers has accounted for approxi- mately 90 miles of blacktop paving in the county within the past few years. A survey of county roads this week revealed much of the work has been done in the past two years. The highest mileage figure for blacktopping comes out of Com- missioner David Gray's district. A grand total of 44 miles, count- ing those roads with federal par- ticipation, have been blacktopped. The longest stretches are from Allen. That's a 15-rr.ile road. From i Falls On Ice Injure Two Area- Persons As Ada and the surrounding area went into the third day of icy conditions, two more injuries due to the ice were reported. Donald Blackburn, 27, Route 1, Sasakwa, was brought to Valley View Hospital Monday afternoon for treatment of a broken knee- cap sustained in a fall on the ice at his home. Mrs. R. A. Smith. is hospitalized at Wynnewood after slipping on the ice Sunday. The extent of her injuries is not known. The' Ada school system pre- pared to shut its doors today if jed bad. chang- the threatened other surfaces. Bitter cold temperatures ham- pered firefighters at Wewoka where fire threatened an entire business block. A coed ice-skated to class at the University of Oklahoma while the Highway Patrol reported five highway deaths in the past three days could be attributed directly or indirectly to the weather. The Weather Bureau forecast a blizzard for western Oklahoma Monday night until a cold upper air trough turned up to chase away the blizzard bearing low clouds. Instead, while clouds were clear- music makers. The ice storm that struck Ada earlier this week forced post- ponement of ''The orig- inally scheduled for Monday night, and it's thrown several people into quite a bind. Many singers involved in "The Messiah" are also members of the and production staff of "Amahl and the Night the upcoming produc- tion of the Ada Community The- atre. So, "The Messiah" will be pre- sented Thursday night at 8 and "Amahl" will go on as scheduled with practice plans baing shifted about. ing-over the Panhandle late Mon-j The .cast of, will re- j'Say night temperatures were hearse at the A.C.T. playhouse. droDDine toward an anticipated immediately following "The Mes- i ,t i ml_____I__. low of 10 Degrees below zero. Homer to the Francis road, from i blizzard failed to hit here. School to Steedman account for 13 ff miles in Gray's district. In all, miles have been pavod without federal participation. Morrison noted that in spite pf yesterday's bad weather attend- ance was not much below normal. Commissioner Rae Thompson's ;A soo, check showed 30 absences district has had approximately (Continued on Page Two) at Ada High, 29 at Irving and 16 (Continued on Page Two) Icy roads and blowing were the bane of conventions, air travelers, and motorists, but a possible delight to some school kids. About 650 persons were expected at the Oklahoma Farmers Union Convention in Oklahoma City, but less than half that number were able to make it. At least 39 school principals in central Oklahoma reported their classroom doors would be shut to- day. Air traffic was near stand- still at Will Rogers .Airport in Oklahoma City. Runways were covered' with an inch of ice. Ve- hicle traffic on city streets was slow and hazardous. Highway Department crews worked through the night to sand highways, but they remained at best difficult to drive on. Despite the condition of high- ways, .there were no reports of siah" about p.m. Thursday. ,The orchestra won't take part in snow the rehearsal, according to mu- sical director who is also Mary Jo involved Rugsles 'Tha Messiah." "Amahl" will be presented on schedule Fridav and Satur- day -night at 7 and Sunday after- noon at One other event was called off today because of the cold weather. The First Luteran Church of Ada postponed its Christmas oaaeant, scheduled originallv rot- and Wednesday night. Rev. Charles Conner said the (Continued on Page Two) Santa Claus Needs Shorts In Florida JACKSONVILLE. Fla. (AP) Santa Claus had better trade his fur-trimmed suit for Bermuda shorts if the heat wave continues in the Jacksonville area. A high temperature of 83 set a record Monday, beating the 80 re- corded Dec. 11, 1931. Sunday's Fire Rages Through Wewoka WEWOKA of an un- known origin starting at the Har- per Mattress and Furniture Co. in the business district spread through two adjoining buildings today and for a time threatened the entire 200 block of North We- woka Ave. It was brought under control about 9 a.m. by fire fighters from Wewoka, Seminole 'and Holden- ville, 3'i hours after it was dis- covered. There was no immediate monetary estimate of damage but the Wewoka Fire Department said the Harper story and a total loss. There were nine businesses in the block and many of them re- ported smoke damage. No loss life occurred but Mel. vin Harper, owner of the store, was treated for shock. He recov- ered and returned to the scene. Firemen fought the blaze in 10- degree weather on ice-covered streets. In addition to Harpers, much damage occurred to the Poole used furniture store and to Ju- lian's Cafe and the second story of the building in which it was located. Much equipment was car- ried from Julian's by firemen. Police said Harper was found inside his btiilding'when'firemen' arrived and conjectured he had returned there after the fire was discovered and the alarm turned in. Secretary Of The Navy Quits Post FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) John B. Connally, President Ken- nedy's first secretary of the Navy, will leave his post Dec. 20, come back to Texas and run for gov- ernor. He disclosed his decision Mon- day. The President appointed Fred Korth, a Fort vVorth banker to succeed Connally as civilian head of the Navy. Connally. 44, is a Fort VVorth attorney. As a friend and confi- dant of Vice President Lyndon B. traffic stalled Monday night such j high of 82 also was a record as occurred when the storm first; breaker. Another day in the 80s hit the state Sunday. was forecast for today. Johnson Speaker and Sam the late House Rayburn. he long has been a background power in Texas politics. His move prom- ised a scramble for Democratic party leadership in the state. In Korth, 52, Kennedy picked another Democrat known to asso- ciates as "a cool veteran of Wash- ington politics." Last June 2 Korth became an aide to Secietary of the Army Elvis S. Stahr Jr., primarily re- sponsible for liaison with civilians on Army policy and missions. Also a lawyer. Korth served with the Air Transport Command in World War II. attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was named deputy counsellor for the Army in 1951 and served as assistant secretary of the Army Jin 1952-53. Korth received the Army's out- standing civilian service award in 1959. He was appointed a director jof the Panama Canal Co. this year. Connally has been a campaign manager or consultant for John- son since the vice president first ran for U.S. representative in 1937. His departure is the first top- ranking personnel change at the Pentagon since Kennedy became president. Connally's move clearly took Texas Gov. Price Daniel, now serving a third term, and Stale Atty. Gen. Will Wilson, 'an an- nounced Democratic candidate for (Continued on Two) HARDY: What's a little ice and snow? Weather condi- tions were miserable Monday but it didn't bother these of Aia Hutchinson. little ponies, carrying a htavy load of let in tntir'ihaggy coiti, went happily about the business of consuming their day's ration of hay. The storm, happily, was a short one and area stock suffered lit- ill effects. (NEWS Staff Then there was the who crossed an intersection with a convertible and got -a blonde. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;