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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             This space could contain no more appropriate thought for the day than to wish for all readers of the Ada Evening NEWS a most happy, prosperous and peaceful year throughout 1962 Armchair Fans Get Big Sports Bargain, Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Leaders Face Future With Mixed Feelings, P-5 58TH YEAR NO. 250 MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1962 16 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS -SUNDAY Kennedy Faces Big Problems On Home Front PALM BEACH, Fla. Kennedy faces a new year of domestic problems with a cautious ap- proach to civil rights and a hope for bipartisan support of his trade program. While Kennedy uses his first year of experience to deal with Congress on such priority measures as medi- cal care aid to education, farm income, postal rate in- creases and tariff cuts, associates report he views coping with the international situation as his paramount task. He is said to believe the Western Allies would have risked combat with the Communists had they attempted Kennedys Celebrate At Party PALM BEACH. Fla. (AP) President Kennedy rang out the "troubled" days of 1961 at a New Year's Eve party. He welcomed the new year in an exchange of greetings with Soviet Premier Khrushchev that expressed hopes for peace in 1962; The President and Mrs. Ken- nedy drove next door to the ocean mansion of old friends, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Wrightsman. for a black tie dinner-dance to which all their relatives here were in- vited. Time Off There, overlooking the sea .and surrounded by semi-tropical foli- age, the guests danced to the mu- jsic of Lester Lanin's orchestra. The President, who has been at work all week preparing his ad- ministration's messages to Con- gress; took Sunday and New Year's Day off. to tear down the Berlin I wall when it was built last I August. 1 Men who have talked with him lately say he detects no signifi- cant progress in casing East- West tensions. But they also say he speaks of encouraging signs for eventual success of a "grand as he phrases it, for a world where nations can be free and internally strong enough to maintain their independence. They add that despite disap- pointing conduct on the part of some neutrals India's conquest of Portuguese Goa, for example believes that to give a cold shoulder to these nations would make them open targets for the Communists. Authoritative sources say the chief executive, while conferring with administration officials at his beachfront vacation estate, predicts success for his medical care program with startling con- fidence. This is the plan, not pressed last year against opposition, to fi- nance care for the aged through the Social Security System. He also forecasts approval of some increase in postal rates, without which his pledge of a bal- anced budget would be knocked out of kilter. Congress is tradi- tionally reluctant to raise the cost Freight Train Goes Off Tracks At Roff 12 Cars Derailed St. Mary's Hospital. No Luck There will probably be another cruise aboard the presidential yacht Honey Fitz, where the Pres- ident briefly and unsuccessfully tried his hand at fishing Sun- day. Kennedy gets back to work Tuesday when Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and Pentagon officials fly in to discuss defense matters. Sunday night, though, the Presi- dent and his wife, Jacqueline, re- laxed in a party atmosphere with close friends. Old Friends Oilman Wrightsman and his wife, Jane, have often had the Kennedys as guests. Among the guests were David Ormsby Gore, the new British ambassador to Washington, and He planned to attend mailing letters and parcels, services today and to visit his ail-1 He n0pcs Congress will accept ing father, Joseph P. Kennedy; in hjs proposals, yet to be made public but certain to em- phasize college as well as public school assistance, his associates say. Defeat of his school program; snagged in a web of religious con- troversy and conservative hostil- ity, was the biggest disappoint- ment of his first year in office. In connection with civil rights, Kennedy cites progress as report- ed by his brother, Atty. Gen. Rob- crn F. Kennedy. Then, it is un- derstood, speed" in he stresses "proper advancing measures his wife. They are old friends cf the Kennedys. Before turning to an evening of relaxation, the President made public an exchange of New Year's greetings with Soviet leaders in which both sides hoped for peace and better relations in 19G2. Kennedy reminded Khrushchev of their grave responsibility for (Continued on Page Two) Three Men Are Held For Theft Of Electric Cable Sheriff's officers yesterday ar- rested three men in connection with the theft last week of j feet of electric cable from the Ideal Cement Co. warehouse at Lawrence. Sheriff Oren Phillips said the men had burned the insulation from the cable and sold the cop- per for junk. Connections at the ends of tie cable had been cut off and were still in the men's pos- ession, the sheriff said. Phillips said the men admitted the theft. The three are being held in the county jail until charges can be filed after the holidays. Phillips added that the 15-year- old Ada boy arrested Friday night in the act of stealing wire from the cement firm was not involved in the earlier theft. helpful to Negroes. He commends Southern communities which have begun to desegregate schools and leaves the impression he docs not wish to undermine further prog- ress by overplaying his hand. Kennedy has to issue the strong nondiscrimination order for federally aided housing that he promised as a candidate. He is said to be well aware of his campaign statements but not ready'to act until he thinks the time is right. He contends this de- lay has nothing to do with the 1962 elections. Neither will he link it in timing with his proposal for a new Cabi- net-level department of urban af- fairs, likely to be headed by Housing Administrator Robert Weaver, a Negro. The new department was one of (Continued on Page Two) photo shows one of 12 tri-level automobile track north of the Frisco (NEWS Staff Photo by cars derailed in an accident at Roff just before midnight John Sunday. Wreckage was itrewn for about 300 yards along the_________________________________________________________ Crews Work To Clean Up Wreckage ROFF (Staff) Twelve cars of a northbound freight train were derailed here at p. m. Sunday, tearing up a stretch of track and tying up traffic on the Frisco main line. Nobody was injured. F. E. Wait, Ada, assistant superintendent, said the cause of the wreck had not yet been determined. The cars were tri-level! have1" been killed. Eight of automobile cars, traveling, them in a two-car crash empty. ,near Cordell Friday. The accident occurred! Six persons were killed in traf- Fence Me Inc.' CARNEGIE (AP) An organi- zation called "Don't Fence Me In, has been formed by a group bitterly opposed to efforts of the state Planning and Re- sources Board to fence off sec- tions of Fort Cobb reservoir. About 350 persons who attended a meeting near here Sunday voted unanimously to 'organize, heard speeches, and elected ,f__ Ott Sudick, SentinelTand Roger Willis, Alfalfa, were elected co- chairmen, and Jim Smith, Elk City, was selected executive sec- retary and secretary treasurer. Directors named were Milton A. Tale. Oklahoma City: Hubert 0. Polk, Lawton; Orville Hanson, Hy- dro and Jack Zumwalt, Frederick. Attending the meeting were bus- (Continued on Two) Group Starts Off New Year With New Name ATOKA (Staff) The Atoka County Industrial Association isn't only changing the date on iLs calendar today, like the rest of us it's also changing its name. Beginning with 'the new year, the group Calls itself the Atoka County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Association. The change of name reflects a change in function and emphasis. Heretofore, the organization has operated mainly for the purpose of attracting industry to Atoka. By taking on the duties of a chamber of commerce, the group adds retail sales promotions and similar projects to its list of activities. Harvey Bettis is secretary- manager of the organization. Pro-Western Government Crushes Lebanon Revolt OKLAHOMA Fair west por- tion, clearing cast this after- noon. Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. A little warmer most sections Tuesday. Low tonight -0-30. High Tuesday 4S-58. High temperature In Ada Sun- day was 50; low Sunday night, 26; reading at 7 a.m. Monday, BEIRUT, Lebanon ty forces hunted in the Lebanese Mountains today for two fugitive army captains who spearheaded an unsuccessful attempt to over- throw Lebanon's government and put the nation a..northern..Acab. bloc. The captains fled'after leading 40" bewildered soldiers in an at- tack on the Defense Ministry Sun- day and seizing eight high-rank- ing officers as hostages, includ- ing a cousin of President Fuad: awoke, Beirut was calm. Strong troop contingents and tanks at Chehab. The plot, organized by mem- strategic points in the capital pro- vided the only signs of trouble. just at the depot here. Tracks were torn up for a distance of about 300 yards north of the depot. Cars stood diagonally across the right of way and lav toppled on either side of the tracks. A section of telephone line was also damaged. Division superintendent R. A. Rorie, Fort Worth, said damage was in excess of The depot itself was undamaged. State Road' Deaths Near Record Total By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma motorists surged toward the worst year of highway carnage in state history over the holiday week- end before starting the New Year with a clean slate today. The year 1961 ended with a toll of 699 traffic deaths shy of the record 703 fatalities in 1957. But safety officials feared the 1961 figure might go higher as the result of persons injured. The New Year's Holiday weekend started last Fri- day at 6 p. m. and won't end until midnight tonight, but 16 persons have _already National Toll Falls Below Estimates fie accidents Sunday. A fifth man died Sunday of injuries suffered Dec, 21. The latest victims: Linda Sue Gould, 16. Pawhuska Judith Ann Gould, 18, Pawhus- kz. Jerry L. Schreiner, 22, Freder- ick. Mrs. Eleta Schreincr, 19, his wife. 'Darlene Taylor, 15, Sallisaw. Lawrence P. Seikel, 20, Harrah. Wayne Moss, 32, Oklahoma City. The Highway Patrol reported and her sister-in-law nf rinhHsf Pnmilar Snrii! vlaeu "le b "uuuic. Apparently tne cars lett tne ran bers of the i fillet Popular Social D d parliamentary! almost exactly at the north were tailed Sunday n ght m IT f 1 loH fnTttrnnnnthc'i t. i i _.__ii _ _. nrhan f ha rriiPtf in WnlPn PRESIDENT VISITS FATHER: Wiiarinj a light wool iweit- er to ward off the chill wind, Preiident Kennedy leavei St. Mary's Hospital after visiting father, Joseph P. Kennedy, who is making marked progress from a paralytic stroke, ac- cording to reports issued by physicians. (AP New Year Begins Hopefully By PIERCE LEHMBECK Associated Press Staff Writer The new year dawned in an air of guarded optimism today with the little fellow the world over sharing in a common hope that the leaders can implement their pledges towards lasting peace. For many, however, the road to that long-sought end appeared about as cloudy as the eyes of millions who celebrated the birth of 1962 with mirth and drink. Big Hope For Westerners, the major hope was that Soviet Premier Khrush- chev meant it when he pledged that his country would "do every- thing possible to avoid the threat] ,_, of war in 1962." Fqr those belvnd the Iron Cur- who got to read or hear Kennedy's ex- pressed hope for improved Soviet- I American relations brought food tfor thought. I Kennedy rang in the new year at a party in Palm where he went to be near the .bedside of liis ailing father. I Reception Khrushchev greeted 1962 at a traditional new year's reception at the 'Kremlin where he declared in a toast: "The main achieve- ment during 1961 was that .on most of the planet, there'was no war." .As the new year, messages' flowed among heads of state the world over, were various other statements on'both-sides'of the Iron Curtain. "World Is Ours" The Soviet trade union paper, Trud, flatly declared: "The world belongs to us." It -said doomed world of capitalism'. will j be unable to defend itself, even with nuclear weapons, from the immutable course of historical de- velopment." The Soviet Defense .Ministry Red foresaw new Russian space successes in 1962 but added that questions of war and peace troubled- the Soviet people. Gaiety As usual, the New Year burst upon'most of the world in -a tu- mult of. blaring auto -horns, shout- ed hurrahs, night club toasts and carefree street gaiety: (Continued.on Pagi Two) f. j .1 i vj at, 1.1 it iivi vu v-iv party, (PPS) led to five deaths, depulicSi religious leaders tha depot. The weight and mo- prominent citizens called on of the cars then carried to .show their sup-1 them on some-hundreds of yards to .the. north, ripping -rails from scattering the 'cars like jackstraws. One piece lay beside the wreckage, neatly sheared in two. one point the rails were spread apart a distance of about IS feet. Railroad crews were hard at work this morning, clearing the large-scale arrests and a dra- matic; series of clashes as the hostages won their freedom. Three were riding in the au- tomobile of the PPS leader, Ab- dullah Saade when they were res- cued. Saade was stopped at a roadblock and arrested. Scores of PPS members were under ar- rest. The coup itself was crushed by the army in a few hours. By late Sunday afternoon it was finished, except for the flight of the cap- tains. The uprising began a few hours after midnight with moves on two main fronts. One armed group stormed the Defense Ministry in southeast Bei- rut. Loyal army officers, alerted in advance by army intelligence, fought them off. Reinforcements arrived, surrounded the building and captured some of (lie rebels. Another group had surrounded the homes of prominent military leaders and kidnaped eight of them. With some of their hostages they made their way to Wadi el Karm, a mountain village 30 miles north of Beirut they had turned into their stronghold. A large force of loyal army tanks, armored cars and truck- loads of troops converged on Wadi port..for the government." .The army reported' mopping up operations'continued Sunday and sold Abdullah Saade, chief of the Popular Social party, was arrest- ed carrying the equivalent of 000 in "foreign money." Large numbers of suspected plotters were picked up. The Popular Social party has a long history -of violence. Its mem- bers have been convicted of im- plicated in two assassinations. The party tried'to seize power in 1948 but its leader was executed. The group's goal is to join Iraq, Syria. Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Cyprus under one flag into a so-called Greater Syria, following an old dream of unify- ing the "Fertile Crescent" across the lop of the Arab world. The party opposes the Arab unity movement led from Cairo by President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic and is outlawed through most of the Middle East. FIRE SPREADS NEW YORK (AP) A five- alarm fire that started in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant el Karm. Thus surrounded, the spread Sunday through an entire rebels gave up. block of stores in Queens. Three citizens [firemen were injured. wreckage the aid of a big crane mounted on a car. Plans were to driig the'wreck- ape aside and rebuild the wrecked (Continued on Page Two) Oil Expenditures Decline During '61 HOUSTON. Tex. (AP) Capital expenditures by the domestic oil industry declined a fourth straight year in 19G1. Preliminary estimates indicate the industry invested billion in new facilities this year. An all- time high of S6.4 billion was sot in 1957. The 19G1 estimate is mil- lion below 1960. Transportation was the only ma- jor segment of the industry to see its capital expenditures climb above the 1960 level. Declines were recorded by the producing, I refining and marketing segments. when the pickup truck in which they were riding went out of con- trol and lammed into the side of a. bridge. The.accident occurred on U. S. 60 about'five miles north of Paw- huska. Critically injured were the driver, Hal S. Pratt, 19, Pawhus- ka, and Wanda Sue Blue, 16, Paw- huska, a passenger. Mr. and Mrs. Schreiner died Sunday when their car and a pick- up truck collided nine miles east of Manitou on a Tillman County road. The driver of the pickup. David Jaulconer. 17, Manitou. was hospitalized in serious condi- tion. Miss Taylor was killed when the car in which she was riding went out of control on U. S. 59 about (Continued on Page Two) Allen Couple Has First Baby Of Year A lusty lunged boy met the world and the new year Monday morning at a.m. at Valley View Hospital, the first and only reported 1962 baby born in Ponto- toc County by noon Monday. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Whitehead. Allen. The boy, whose name hadn't been chosen, weighed 7 pounds, 5Vi ounces. Mrs. Whitehead and the child are reported doing well. NO derailment at Roff just before the new started left cars and wreckage scattered along the "portion of the wreckage demolished roadbed. The track scheduled to be re-laid and cleared for traffic by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic Fires Miscellaneous Total 24T 57 41 345 New Year weekend traffic deaths took an upward spurt today. The National Safety Council urged motorists to be extra care- ful as they drive home from holi- day -visits. Earlier, .the council had figured that the motor vehicle death total would establish a record low .for a three-day New Year's observance mark of 269 set in 1949-50. But a steeper rising trend on the last day indicated the toll might run much higher than that Before the weekend began, the council estimated 330 persons might die in traffic accidents be- tween 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday. A late tally showed 247 deaths in traffic, 57 in fires and 41 in miscellaneous accidents for an over-all total of 345. The highest number of traffic fatalities for any New Year's three-day weekend was 374 in the 1959-1960 period. The record traf- fic toll for any three-day holiday was 609 in Christmas 1955. In the 1960-61 three-day New Year's observance, 333 persons were killed on the highways. In other violent accidents, 66 per- ished in fires and 78 were killed in miscellaneous mishaps, an over-all total of 482. An Associated. Press survey during a non-holiday period, from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 to midnight Monday, Dec. 11, showed 347 per- sons killed in traffic accidents, 42 in fires and 57 in miscellaneous accidents, a total of 446. Driver's Charged Following Accident Charges of reckless driving and driving without a license were filed in Municipal Court against Sprouse Billy. 29, 916 East Bever- ly. Ada, after he was involved in an accident here Sunday. Police said Billy, traveling west on Main, ran into-the rear of an auto driven by Ezell Landreth. Artesia, N.M. Landreth was halted at the Frisco tracks when his car was struck. Billy was treated for cuts and bruises at Valley View Hos- pital and later released. In an earlier accident, at a.m. Sunday, Vernie Rack Man- uel, 48, 217 East Ninth, drove his car into the rear of a parked car owned by Lucille M. East Ninth, and knocked it into another parked car, owned by- Kenneth L. Tollison, Tex. The accident occurred at 210 East Ninth. Manuel was charged with reck-, less driving. Frisco track, and tore up a 300-yard-stretclv-of track: This mid-afternoon Staff photo, made from the top of one of the wrecked cars, shows sh No matter how strong he.feels' the rest of the year, -the end of the Christmas season always I finds dear old Dad' well (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.J   

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