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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             If, cold today. The north wind blows. It's cold. The temperature dropped'way down. It', cold. It ,nowed a little, too. It', cold. The weatherman .aid it wa, a cold front. And it's cold. What we're getting at is: brrrrrrrr. Basketball Takes Over Spotlight Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS 6th District Race Attracts Contenders, P-10 58TH YEAR NO. 254 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1961 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Burglars Break Into Allen Bank During Night; Little Loot's Taken Space Unveils Spacecraft Drawings WASHINGTON (AP) The space agency made public today drawings of the Apollo spacecraft bit, launching a powerful booster rocket and supply vehicle into or- bit close behind, and joining them from which man may get his first Jin space for the long journey to I the moon, craft I close-up look at the moon. The early model Apollo craft i The huge orbiting booster rock- may enable its three-man crew to ct. starting its motors in the near likelv landinc areas for lat- vacuum of space after hooking select likely landing areas for lat- er versions designed to put hu- man beings on the moon within this decade. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration also released three drawings showing onto the Apollo vehicle, would drop away after accelerating the Apollo to escape velocity. The Apollo craft would proceed around the moon, come back into earth orbit, and then be slowed the techniques of launching also as to re-enter the atmosphere Manned spacecraft into earth or-1 and return the crew to earth. The sketch of the Apol'.o showed' its three occupants seated side by, side in the nose cone. I Officials said this was the shape that had wind tunnel studies at the space agency's Langley Field, Va.. research lab- be most satisfactory rmong a dozen different designs tested. They said that while the astro- nauts would be seated for the launching, they would have a con- siderable amount of room in which to move about in flight. The roomy crew quarters were not shown in the compressed sketch. The Apollo craft will be made up of sections that can be at- tached as required for different Hussions. The command section, in the forward end of the lunar craft, contains mission control equip- ment, crew quarters, the equip- ment to support human life dur- ing flights of several weeks, and the devices involved in re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. A service section to the rear would provide mid-course correc- tion, electric power and supplies. lahoma City. Allen said an examination of signatures! other sections would provide may Start later in the day. equipment for guidance and navi- He said the group first will check signatures to see Gation, reconnaissance and if enough can be knocked out to kill the petition. His; (Contjnutd on Two) I group also is challenging1 legality of the petition. Secretary of State Bill Christian had not yet reached his office but the protest was accepted by an assistant, Scott Burson. Allen estimated it would take 30 working days to examine all of the signatures. The protest was criticized by Oklahomans For Local Government Reappear OKLAHOMA CITY protest to the petition for constitutional reapportionment was filed, with the Oklahoma secretary of state today by the newly re- vived Oklahomans for Local Government. The protest was brought to the Capitol by Sen. Walt Allen of Chickasha and attorney Paul Johanning of Ok Murray County Commissioner Dies At Home SULPHUR (Special) J. E. Moore, Murray County commis- sioner, died at a.m. Thurs- day at his home. 1100 West Okla- homa. A resident of Sulphur since 1928, supporters of constitutional reap- portionment. Attorney Norman Reynolds Jr. said: "I think reference should be made to the ludicrous JOO per'cent Mr. Moore was elected county i change in the position of Okla- commissioner in 1958. He for Local Government, serving his second term in office i Constantly in their' campaign at the time of his death. Born in Pearson, June 12, 1916, he was a member of the Tisho- mingo Avenue Church of Christ, the Odd Fellows Lodge, the American Legion and the Oklaho- ma County Commissioners Asso- ciation. He did military duty, serving from July 31, 1945 to Dec. 20, 1943. Services will be at p.m. Saturday in the Tishomingo Ave- nue Church of Christ. Dunn Fu- neral Home is directing the serv- ices. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mr. Moore leaves the wife, Mrs. Bonnie Moore, three daughters, Cathy Moore, of the home; Mrs. Doris Ozment, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Jo Ann Cantrell, Green- ville, South Carolina; a son, Eddy Max Moore, Blackburn, Okla., three grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. Laura Taylor, Blackburn; Mrs. OIlie Bates, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Myrtle Parks, Beobee, Ark.; Mrs. L. V. Frantz, and Mrs. Fay Musgroves, both of Oklahoma City; four brothers, Robert Moore, Wanette; Clarence Moore, Sul- phur; Homer More, Norman, and David Moore, El Centro, Calif. OKLAHOMA Much colder this afternoon and tonight, strong northerly mods diminish- ing tonight; partly cloudy west, mostly cloudy scattered snow east this afternoon; clear to partly doudy west decreasing cloudiness east tonight and Sat- urday; colder extreme east and southeast Saturday; low tonight 8 northwest to 26 southeast; high Saturday 32 northwest to 42 southeast. High temperature in Ada Thursday was 59; low Thursday night, 32; reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 32. Weather observer E. Pitt reported wind guests up to 40 miles per hour. A trace of moisture was recorded dur- ing the 24-hour period. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA For the five-day period Sat- urday through next Wednesday. Temperatures will average near normal. Normal highs 46- 56. Lows 20 northwest to 39 southeast. A little warmer first of the week. Little or no precipi- tation west. .10 to .40 east most- ly as rr.in first of the week. against the governor's reappor- tionment petition their leaders said if a petition were advanced that merely enforced the Consti- tution, they would be for it." Oklahomans For Local Govern- ment is the organization formed to fight the three initiative petitions presented to voters by Gov. J. Howard Edmondson in 1960. "We don't think it should go on any said Allen when asked if he wanted to keep the petition off the May primary elec- tion. The petition calls for a vote of the people on a proposal to set up a commission to carry out con- stitutional reapportionment of the legislature. Secretary of State Bill Christian Edmondson Reports On Stater Gains OKLAHOMA CITY (API-Okla- homa is enjoying unprecedented growth and progress during his administration, Gov. J. Howard Edmondson said today. Edmondson's speech was pre- pared for delivery at a luncheon forum of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Me said reforms in the past three years have state gov- ernment much more efficient and the biggest governmental program for capital improvement in state history is under way. "For less than million in slate appropriations the Oklaho- ma state governmental capital ex- pense building program in 1962 see progress on projects to- taling well over a quarter of a billion he said. "In fact, million. Sale of the eastern turnpike would put it over ?300 million. "Approximately million of this program is being financed by private investors and foundations, a remarkable tribute to the confi- dence of the people, here and else- said the petition has a total in the stability and the signatures. (Continued on Page Two) sound future of Oklahoma." (Continued on Page Two) Evidence At Scene Indicates Thieves Left In Big Hurry By GEORGE GURLEY ALLEN (Staff) Bank bandits struck at the Farm- ers State Bank in Allen early Friday morning but early indications were that they got relatively little for their efforts. Ernest L.. Hodges, vice-president, said initial checks showed no currency was taken. The thieves evidently made away only with some silver kept in the bank's large vault. No complete report on the bank's loss will be available until a thorough check is' made later in the day. Philip Johnston, cashier, said the bank had in silver. All of this, however, was not taken. The thieves over- looked in quarters. Some bonds might have been taken but many were left strewn over the vault floor. The bandits also rifled some 50 to 60 safe deposit boxes in the bank's central vault and scattered their contents over the floor. No accurate estimate of losses ]in this area can be made until each box holder has General Clay Reports On Berlin Issues WASHINGTON (AP) Gen. Lucius D. Clay will fly here from West Berlin this weekend to con- fer with President Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk on Berlin problems. One purpose of the conference presumably is to discuss reported operational differences between U.S. officials in West Berlin and policymakers in Washington. Clay is reported to have regis- tered an objection with Rusk last month against instructions which si.arply limit the freedom of ac- tion of the U.S. command in Ber- lin in dealing with a possible'Easl German uprising along the East Berlin border wall, Minor High U.S. officials claim any differences between Clay and the administration are relatively mi- nor in comparison with what thay assert is basic agreement among Clay, Kennedy and Rusk on U.S. policy in Berlin. Other informed authorities con- firmed, however, that some dif- ferences do exist. Specifically, they say Clay feels strongly Wash- ington cannot anticipate all possi- ble emergencies which may arise and that authorities on the scene should have some power of action in such cases without waiting for detailed decisions from Washing- ton, Consultation From the administration's point of view, informants said, the prob- lem is primarily one of deciding often at the White House level what action might be taken to serve long-range U.S. policy pur- poses. Moreover, officials said there is a constant need to consult with the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization allies, particularly Britan, France and West Ger- many, and thus make sure of a coordinated response to any dan- (Continued on Pagf Two) an onportunity to check. Evidence at the bank indicated the burglars fled in a great hur- rv. All manner of equipment was left. Tradition Followed In the best gangland tradition of the 30's, the theives carried much of the working equipment in a violin case. This case was left be- hind along with jimmy bars, a large sledge hammer, goggles, one coat with .38 ammunition in a pocket and a large slicker which was evidently used to shield the light generated by cutting equip- ment. The bandits gained entrance to the building by "jimmying" the rear door of the bank. Hole Cut Using a "cutting" torch, they then burned a large hole at the bottom of tlie big'fire door of the central vault.'It appeared one of the men might have crawled through this hole and opened the main door and the secondary door into the Vault. Two special safes containing currency did not appear to be molested in any way. Once inside the vault, the theives evidently took some silver and then turned their attention to private safe'deposit boxes, prying away, the front plate on some 50 or GO of them. No accurate estimate as to when the robbery took place was available. -'Hodges worked at the bank until 10 p.m. Frightened Off Authorities felt that a burglar alarm in a building just east across the street may well have frightened the bandits away from Hie bank. In the past, high winds, jarring the front door of this business, have broken the circuit, starting the alarm. The cold front and ac- companying high winds evidently did the trick again and the alarm sounded at 5 a.m. And it could well be that, but for a sudden turn in Oklahoma's fickle weather, the bandits might have secured a much larger amount. (Continued on Pagt Two) LOOTED: Thievei entered the central vault of the Bank in Allen early Friday morning. They took only lilvtr. Bjnk officials said they be able to pinpoint the firm'i loit by Friday afternoon. The banditi evidently fled the scene in great leaving much of their equip- ment. The violin case the floor was used to carry of their tools. (NEWS President MAIL APPEAL March of Dimei "malltri" went into pott office here yesterday, as a part of the imnual January campaign. The Newcomers Club took on the job of address- ing the city.mail; rural appeals were addressed by a group, of Rainbow Girls. Here a group, of Newcomers bring the results of their work to the post office. Left to right are Francis Miyhue, general drive chairman. Postmaster Hicks Smith Jr., and Mrs. Frank Pinching, Mrs. Charles Whltwell, Mrs. Willard Rhynei and Mrs. Robert K. Jones. Mrs. Tom Towntend not thown, was also on the committee. The .New- comers prepared mailers, the Rainbow, group Rainbow worked on the project were Joyce Hughes, Judy Isom; Nancy (NEWS Staff To Capital PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) President Kennedy, eager to getj his medical care, tax and tariff] proposals on legislative wheels.: flies back to Washington today for a series of tactical and advisory; conferences. Kennedy opens the advance! campaign for his domestic pro-j gram Saturday morning at thej White House when he ranges over the outlook for the 1962 session of Congress with Chairman Wilbur Mills of the House Ways and! Means Committee. Key Group Mills' committee' will handle! legislation by which Kennedy hopes to provide medical care for the aged under the Social Security system, obtain tax incentives for industrial investment along with tax revisions to make up any loss in revenue, as well as authority to bargain with other govern- ments for tariff reductions. With Mills, the President's main project is to convert the Arkansas Democrat to support of the Presi- dent's medical care plan. Expects Success Mills opposed the Social Secur- ity feature last year in .favor of j legislation he backed in I960 with Sen. Robert S. Kerr, D-Okla., to aid state medical care programs. Congress adopted that approach. Sources close to Kennedy say he expects to get his own medical care program through Congress' and to gain at least a measure of success with his tax and tariff proposals. Kennedy scheduled a 4 p.m. takeoff for Washington.. He will be returning to the capital a day ahead of his original timetable. Speech Slated Kennedy still plans to speak Saturday, at a Democratic fund- (Continued on Page Two) Ada Has Third Accident Of '62 The third Ada traffic accident of the year occurred Thursday near the intersection of Main and Mississippi. Cars driven by Paul B; Allen, 58, Pauls Valley, and Henry S. Hudson, 51, Ada, collided at p. m. Allen forfeited S10 'bond on charges of improper passing. In other cases, speeding charges were filed against Betty Jean Tweedy, 21. She pleaded not guilty. Donald Ray Williams, Selmon Ranfcin and Carlton Lee Under- wood were charged with driving without licenses and Frank L. Bowers was fined for operat- ing a. vehicle with an improper muffler! Robert- was fined for public drunken- j ness. Snow And Sleet Storm Travels Across The State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A traffic-stopping blinding band of snow and sleet was moving eastward across Oklahoma today along with winds up to 60 miles an hour. The snow started in the west early in the day. It began at Law- ton about 7 a. m. and blanketed out that area for 1% hours. Traf- fic to Ft. Sill was snarled. After the storm passed, the skies turned blue and there was an inch of snow on the ground. Earlier in the day heavy snow fell at Enid, Alva, Hobart and AJ- tus. Depths measured from two to six inches. Ahead of the heavy band of snow, there was sleet and snow in light amounts at Pryor, Tulsa and other northeastern state areas. At Oklahoma City, police at 9 a.m. asked residents to stay home and off the streets until conges- tions caused by the storm could i be cleared. Traffic tieups were re- U. S. Holds Lead In. Missile Power WASHINGTON S. intelligence specialists believe the Soviet Union will trail the United States by about half a year in getting an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile ready for combat. Informed sources said today the latest estimate is that the first such Soviet ICBM will be ready in early 1963. The first solid-fuel Minuteman, this country's most advanced ICBM, is due to become operational this summer. Updated intelligence informa- tion also indicates- the Soviets, by pressing, may have three Polar- is-type missile firing submarines Former Resident Of Ada Dies In Temple, Tex. Mrs. Colene Goree, 34. Madill, who grew up in Ada, died Wednes- day at Scott-White Hospital. Tem- ple, Tex. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Loftin, Madill, formerly of Ada. While in Ada Mr. Loftin had an interest in the Ford automobile agency here. He now owns and operates the White Auto Supply Company in Madill. Mrs. Gorgee and two children, Mary Carol and Jerry Gene, made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Loftin. Mrs. Goree was graduated from Ada High School .and attended college in Waco, Tex. Services will be at 2 :30 p. m. Saturday in 'the Watts Funeral Home chapel, Madill. Burial will be in Madill Cemetery. Schoolmasters Club Sets Meeting The Pontotoc County Schoolmas- ters Club will meet in the'Ada High' School' cafeteria 'at 7' p. m. Monday for a steak dinner. High School chorus will sing several selections after which Gene Evans will. discuss out." 'Fall- by the end of this year. None has been seen so far. The United States now has six nuclear powered submarines, each capable of firing 16 Polaris missiles deep into the Soviet Un- 'ion. A seventh submarine is due to be commissioned in three weeks. Before the end of this year the U.S. fleet will have a total of nine Polaris subs mounting 144 missiles. The most recent intelligence es- timates were believed to have been discussed by President Ken- nedy and top U.S. military lead- ers at meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., earlier this week. Kennedy administration offi- cials have felt for some time that the United States has an edge over the Soviets in deep-striking missiles. The new intelligence estimates, sources said point to a widening' margin in favor of the United States when the Minutcmon start coming along, in numbers next year. The most, recent intelligence evaluations, sources said, 'Credit the Soviets with what were called few" liquid fuel ICBMs in place. They said the Soviets have three or four fewer (Continued on Pagt Two) ported at dozens of intersections. There were minor accidents but no reports of fatalities. The snow was blowing so hard in the capital city visibility was only a few feet. Many motorists abandoned their cars. Ponca City closed down ita schools. Schools at Marland, New- k'irk, Kaw City and Shidler also were closed. Schools were open at Tonkawa and Blackwell but school buses did not run. It began raining in Ponca City about 10 p.m. Thursday, changing to snow and sleet later. At 9 a.m.- the temperature was 20 degrees and total precipitation measured .11 of an inch. Winds reached a velocity of 66 miles an hour early today. Snow was still falling at. Still- water and Ponca City at a.m. Stillwater reported .8 of .an inch of precipitation overnight. Low temperatures today should range from the 20s-in the Panhan- dle to the 30s and 40s elsewhere. The snow will end from west to east by noon. Rain is expected in the southeast later in the day. on Page Two) Storm Blankets Roads With Snow In Wide Area By noon Friday snow had blank- eted a five-couny area and driving was hazardous, the Ada district engineer, for the State Highway Department, advised. At a. m. snow was falling fast, making visibility zero. The highway department crews were sanding bridges and slick spots. In Cleveland County, SH 35 be- tween Norman and Moore was blocked by two big trucks which jackknifed and stalled on the Snow was falling in Okfuskee County with crews sanding and doing emergency work. In Pottawatomie County, the roads still were in good shape, however, as a precaution bridges were sanded. It had just begun snowing in Seminole County and all roads were open. One thing you can still get for a penny'is your incorrect weight; Gen. Fea. CorpJ   

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