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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             ,f. rumored an Independent candidate will file for county commissioner in Murray County', upcoming special election, among the expected drove of Democrat.. A. long a. he doesn't label Mm-lf R.public.n, he's got a chance. Events Of First Year Leave Marks On Kennedy, P-10 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars, Wolverines Clash At Lawton See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 266 U.S. Seeks Anti-Cuba Support Rusk Is Confident Of Backing In Cuban Condemnation WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Dean Rusk confidently hopes to rally strong Inter-American support next week for con- demnation of Cuba as a bridge-head for Sine-Soviet "political aggression" in the Western Hemisphere. At an Inter-American foreign minister's confer- ence he intends to press al- so for agreement to impose sweeping political and eco- nomic sanctions against Cuban communism unless Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro breaks his close ties with the Soviet Union and Red China. Rusk will leave Saturday night for the conference which opens Monday at Punta del Este, Uru- guay. He told a news conference Thursday that he believes "with- out any doubt" the foreign minis- ters will review the record of events in Cuba and declare it to be "an unacceptable penetration of this hemisphere by forces from outside the hemisphere." Apart from this prediction, Rusk declined to forecast the outcome of the meeting. It is known that the United (Continutd on Two) State Insurance Commissioner Speaks To Adans Joe B. Hunt, state Insurance Commissioner, told the Ada Life Underwriters Association mem- bers Thursday afternoon and guests, that he has rid the state of most agents who promise more than the life insurance policies call for. The association members met m the small dining room of Knight Hall at East Central Col- lege. Hunt, in .an informal talk, said he opposed a package policy for workmen's compensation insur- ance on the Lawton turnpike. A resolution adopting such a plan came before the Insurance Board carried 2 to 1, Hunt being the only dissenting as well as the only elected member. He thinks the different contractors will have better protection and service if they have their insurance written by a local agent. The matter will now be up to the turnpike authority. Hunt reported that 56 addition- al life insurance companies were licensed to do business in Oklaho- ma last year. Of these 53 are out of state companies and three Oklahoma companies. Charles S. Caldwell, national committeeman from Oklahoma, immediate past president of the national association and now vice chairman and in charge of public relations throughout the country, also spoke to the group. With one of the best records in the nations on the amount of in- surance written, Caldwell said he considers the welfare of his policy holder first and his con- (Continued on Two) ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Massive Storm Piles New Snow On Battered Midwestern States Snowfall Breaks Records In Eastern Kansas, Missouri By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A massive snow storm plodded across the Midwest toward the Ohio.River Valley and the southeastern states today. It piled up record-breaking amounts of snow in .east- ern Kansas'and western area that has taken a heavy pounding all winter. It also caused five state Election Board was ordered aths. !by the Supreme Court today to A cold wave was expected to thrust down across eicctj0ns for the Senate and Board Gets NY Union Wins Order On Elections OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Midwest behind the snowfall today, dropping tempera- tures to below zero in Kansas and Missouri and bring i s "r tures to below zero in Kansas and Missouri ana i RIOTERS BATTER AND BURN TRUCK -Rioting youth, in Santo Dommgo, Dominican j readings into Oklahoma, parts of Texas Republic. wi.ld.Glubi against truck .In.dy .f.r. during th. r.ot.ng m four Mjssouri; Ar- ptrsoni killed. (AP Quick Countercoup Halts Dominican Military Rule ,.-hich only 24 hours before was grimly silent and nearly deserted except for armed patrols. People hugged each other, stores reopened and a carnival air reigned in celebration of the quick fall of the junta imposed Wednes- day by Maj. Gen. Pedro Rodri- guez Echavarria, the armed forc- es commander. The general's own officers exe- cuted the countercoup Thursday night and jailed him. Rafael Bonnelly, 57, a lawyer- professor who has been active in the National Civic Union, became the new president, as'he had been scheduled to before Wednesday's military takeover. Bonnelly was sworn in almost exactly 48 hours after he and three other members of an all- civilian state council were led out of the national palace as prisoners of Rodriguez Echavarria who set up a military-civilian junta in the council's place. Two months ago the capital celebrated the republic's libera- tion from the Trujillo dynasty in a coup led by Rodriguez Echavar- ria. Now he is a prisoner. There was no immediate an- nouncement about what would be done with the imprisoned general, an Air Force veteran, or who would replace him as the armed OKLAHOMA Much cloudi- ness this afternoon through Saturday, occasional light snow extreme west; colder east portion today and southeast to- night; not quite so cold west portion Saturday; low tonight S below northeast to 15 south- west; high Saturday 15 north- east to 32 southwest. High temperature In Ada Thursday was 38; low Thurs- day night, 12; reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 13. Only a trace of rainfall was recorded. FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA For the period Saturday through next Wednesday tem- peratures will average 10 to 18 degrees below normal. Normal 44 north to 59 south. Normal lows 19 northwest to 40 southeast. Not quite to cold over the weekend, turning cold- er first of week. Precipitation M-K inch occurring as snow north and rain mixed with snow south over weekend and first of week. SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican incarceration or embassy refuge Republic ex- and resumed control of the gov- wildly today over restora-, ernmeni they first took up on of civilian government in ajJan. 1. countercoup that formally ousted j First Action President Joaquin Balaguer and: The State Council's first act imprisoned the strong man returning to the National t__i trt afpont mfl TPS10- had imposed military rule. j Palace was to accept the resig- "Balaguer boo boo! Balaguer; nation of Joaquin Balaguer, a boo people chanted in the i Trujillo holdover who was presi- streets, to rythmic whistling and! dent until the junta deposed the j seven-man council Tuesday night. with riders That cleared the way for Bon- hand-clapping. Cars piled high honked the beat and blocked traf- nelly to step up to the presidency fie on the main street. El Conde, in accordance with an agreement of Full U.S. support, including trade and economic assistance. Support Pledged Quick. pledges of support from the army, navy and air force lift- ed one great problem from the council, but many lie ahead. When the council was installed Jan. 1, it received only lukewarm acceptance from the moderate, left-center revolutionary party and the scathing disapproval of the leftist 14th of June Movement. (Continued on Two) U.N. Reports New Trouble In The Congo LEOPOLDVILLE. the Congo Rodriguez Echavarria, arrested j bloodshed in by his _troops, sat glumly under eastern Congo_ again Unruh, !nc husband and father. last month between Balaguer and the leading anti-Trujillo faction, the National Civic Union. Glum Captive Young businessman Donald j Read was named to fill Bala-j guer's .council seat. Radio Caribe said Balagucr's whereabouts were not known. There also was danger of heavy drifting in eastern Kansas and in northwestern Missouri. The prospects caused scores of schools in the Kansas- Missouri snow belt to remain closed. Most school chil- dren depend on buses, and officials were reluctant to expose them to the dangers of becoming trapped in snow-1 drifts. All public schools in Wichita and Kansas City were closed. Wichita.'in south central Kan- sas, measured 15 inches of new snow through Thursday night, on lop of 2 inches of old snow. The previous record was 12 inches on the ground in Wichita March 9, House of Representatives this year under laws challenged by several groups, including Gov. J. How- ard Edmondson. The court said these laws should Shorter Hours WASHINGTON by several thousand New York City electricians in negotiating a 25-hour week is the first result of a new labor drive to create more jobs by reducing working hours. The drive was kicked off only a little more than a month ago in AFL-CIO convention resolutions calling for strenuous unio nefforts to reduce the present stand- ard 40-hour work through legislation and contract thus share with more in- _____ dividuals the available work opportunities. be followed even though they doj president Kennedy has repeatedly stated opposition 1909. Kansas City had 14 inches of new snow and a total cover of 21 inches. The city has had 30 inches this month, 8 inches more than any previous January. Since Dec. 8, Kansas City has had 47 inches of snow. Only one highway, a state road between Cottonwood Falls and the Butler County line, was closed in Kansas. All Missouri roads were open. The snowstorm was a factor in a two-car collision that killed four persons and injured three others near Great Bend. Kan. -Killed were Mrs. Leonard Un- ruh, 36. of Denver, and her chil- Cold Front Goes, Cold Front Coming By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold front was moving south- eastward out of Oklahoma today but a cold wave to the west of the state was expected to bring more snow tonight. The Weather Bureau said snow will fall first in the western end of the Panhandle, then move east over western and central sections of the state Saturday. Eastern sec- tions can expect snowfall Saturday night or Sunday. Snow depths ranged up to 5 in- ches at Ponca City and Enid. Gage had one inch. Low tempera- tures from zero at Guymon to' 14' at Ardmore. Thursday's maximum was Ft. not comply with the Constitution on apportionment o; the legisla- ture. The court granted a writ of mandamus requested by Paul W. Reed Jr. of Sulphur, an announced candidate for the state Senate, and another one sought by Harry Brown of Oklahoma City who has announced as a candidate'Jor, the House of Reed asked that the Election Board be forced to accept his fil- ing and hold elections under the present Senate apportionment. Brown asked that his filing be ac- cepted under the 1961 House ap- portioning act which the court re- fused to knock out in December although conceding it did not fol- low the Constitution. The Brown ruling came on a 6-3 vote'of the court while the align> menl was 7-2 in the Reed case. Chief Justice Ben T. Williams sented along with Justices Harry drcn, Amy Beth, 9 weeks, David, 41 guard in a waiting room in the National Palace as Bonnelly was installed in the council con- ference chamber 150 feet away. Just two months ago Rodriguez Echavarria, 37, had been a hero to Dominicans for leading the air force uprising that expelled the last of the Trujillo dynasty. Fate Decided His guards said the general would be held prisoner until the State Council decided his fate. Air Force Gen. Andres Rodri- guez Mendez was named Rod- riguez Echavarria's successor as chief of the armed forces, the government-operated Radio Car- ibe reported. Rodriguez Mendez was com- mander of the Barahona base from which the November air force uprising was launched. A group of air force officers who resigned in December, charging forces commander. Army Col. Vic- Rodriguez Echavarria with dicta- tor Elvy Vinas Roman, 36, sub-jtorial ambitions, said Rodriguez secretary of the armed forces, j Mendez was the real leader of temporarily took over his office I that revolt. at the San Ysidro Air Base. Nervous The government-operated Radio Overloaded power lines caused Caribe reported Air Force Gen. the National Palace lights u> Andres Rodriguez Mendez, an flicker and the more than 200 exile in Puerto Rico, would jamming the small con- ceed Rodriguez Echavarria. room looked about nerv- Bonnelly told newsmen the assign-: ously as Bonnelly swore to uphold ment remains to be decided. i the constitution and carry out its Six of the seven members of! democratic principles, the State of themj In Washington, officials were long-time opponents of the Tru- mum on the latest development jillo dictatorship emerged the council appeared assured Dominican Action PieasesWaskington. WASHINGTON (AP) night of President Joa- said-today the government newly Iquin Balaguer, i _____. nnnciHiiV returned to power in the Domini- can Republic has ready-made U.S. recognition and will get full diplo- matic and economic support from this country. Work was resumed at the State Department and in the Agency for International Development on an aid program designed to bolster the Dominican economy. Plans were made to clear away the last barriers to resumption of normal trade by wiping out finally the sanctions once imposed against the .egime of the late dic- tator Rafael L. Trujillo. Administration officials were ob- viously delighted at the speed with' which the junta dominated by'Gen. Pedro Rodriguez Echa- varria was overthrown Thursday night. The. development came with stunning suddenness 48 hours after the Dominican air force chief's hand-piqked. group had tak- en power upon the resignation "We consider that what has oc- Congolese troops, was disclosed by the United Nations today. A spokesman said four civilians were killed and seven European churchmen threatened by hood- lums Wednesday in a brawl at a Roman Catholic mission school in Bagira. Kivu Province. Local police and the troops were reported to have clashed. All the dead were believed to be Africans at the school, St. Paul's college. In addition, three were wounded. U.N. reports indicated the white men were not injured. A U.N, Malayan platoon visited the scene Thursday and reported the situation now is calm. Bagira is in eastern Kivu about 240 miles northeast of Kongolo, a north Ka- tanga town where rampaging Con- golese troops massacred 19 Ro- man Catholic missionaries and an undetermined number of African civilians New Year's Day. The troops were in a command once loyal to pro-Communist Antoine Gizenga. the recently deposed deputy premier. U.N. reports from Stanleyville indicate that Gizenga is still in1 his riverside mansion there under guard by central government troops. Reliable sources said the United Nations has recommended that Gizenga be brought here to re- move him from the tense Stanley- vas in critical condition with head and back injuries and a broken All main roads were reported open leg. Injured in the other car were Earl Cregger, 18, and George Fanalia, 26, both of Great Bend. At Newton, Kan., John W. Baf- us, 70, died of a heart attack aft-i cr shoveling snow. I Snow, sleet and rain also hit most all other sections of the country but the weather was not as blustery as in the Lower Mis- souri Valley. Cold weather clung to -broad areas from the Midwest into the Northeast, with sub-zero tempera- tures in most 'northern areas, in- cluding -30 in Bozeman and Drum- mond. Mont. Temperatures gener- ally were below normal over the major part of the country as the cold spell showed no indication of a general, immediate break. Heavy snow fell in Clarksville, Tenn., and two to five inches was indicated for the northern mid- state area. Sleet and rain fell in other sections. Freezing rain pelted much of Georgia. In the slightly warmer air in the Southeast, skies were overcast and rains were general over Easti Texas. Louisiana, Mississippi, Ar- kansas, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Light snow fell in Kentucky, across wide sections of the Mid- Saturday's highs were forecast to range from 15 in the east to 30 in the west after lows tonight of -5 in the extreme north to 15 in the southeast. to reducing the work week in the present economic _ rvf in the Brown case but concurred in the results reached by the ma- jority in the Reed case. The board said it would not hold elections this year unless specific instructions came from the Su- preme Court. It asked the court not to force it to accept filings and hold elections under laws which are unconstitutional. Bob Blackstock, attorney for the board, told the court that the 1962 elections should be skipped until apportionment laws were straight- ened out. Religion's Important To Astronaut ARLINGTON, Va. CAP) Ma- rine Lt. Col.'John H. Glenn Jr., tapped to be the first U.S. man in space orbit, sees his flight "as a part of the tremendous struggle between ideologies of the his pastor said today. "And he's got to do the best job he said The Rev. Frank A. Erwin. The pastor talked of Glenn in an interview at the Little Falls United Presbyterian Church at- tended by the astronaut, his wife and two children. situation and state of world trade competition. Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg has said the same thing. But he has added that the admin- istration has no objection to em- ployers and labor unions negotiat- ing shorter work weeks if they deem it wise for their own par- ticular firms or industries. Major Point The shorter work week just ne- gotiated by the New York elec- tricians is sure to be a major talking point in an AFL-CIO eco- nomic-legislative conference here next week. It is to be keyed to economic- problems and ways of reducing'the nation's million unemployed. Goldberg is to be a speaker. In New York, contractors agreed under pressure of a strike to reduced working hours' for members of the Intarnational vill turn to snow later today. ville area in case there is any; west, the central Rockies, the cen- further trouble with Gizengist sol- diers. U.N. headquarters received a report that Col. Alphonse Pakassa, nominally the commander of forc- e's in the eastern Congo, has been returned to Stanleyville from north Katanga. Though this report could not be confirmed, U.N. officials believed he might have been ar- rested to forestall any new army uprising, following Gizenga's downfall. Pakassa is the commander of (Continued on Two) Freezing rain in the southeast! Edmondson told the court he would call a special session of the legislature if it would order ap- portionment under the Constitu- tion which has been largely ignored. Silver Lining Department Four young journalists from Ada High School yesterday learned one of the basic facts of the newspaper business that normalcy, to a newspaper staff, is stale of complete confusion. The four Barbara Dixon, Sue Melton, Kenneth Fowler and Steve Knickmeyer were scheduled to spend a day on the Oklahoma City Times yes- terday, to edit a page of Ada High news and features. But at the last minute yes- terday morning, reports of snow and sleet on the highways led to cancellation of the trip. Turned out pretty well for the local group, though. Seems simc wires got crossed some- where and they weren't really supposed to go, after all. Yesterday was Chlckasha's dav. for next Wednesday. The pastor said he and Glenn had talked of the space, mission as friends chatting with each oth- er. Glenn has been a member of the'church' since'December 1558, and he and the Rev. Mr. Erwin have a common background in Ohio. Neither Glenn nor his wife can go for the "emergency, escape valve, rabbit's foot kind of reli- the pastor said. With Glenn, he said, religion is a practicing thing, a living thing. The church has a layman's Sun- day each year at which a layman speaks. In October. 1959, the pas- tor said, Glenn took over the Sun- ers. The union had sought a four- bour day. Five-Hour Day In place of a six-hour day plus a seventh hour at overtime pay previously worked by the men, they will henceforth have a five- hour day, with a sixth hour at overtime. Because straight-time pay was raised from to an hour, their five-day earnings will be about the same. The union made clear that it was worried about the inroads of automated construction methods and wanted to share the available work among more men. There is actually a shortage of electricians day sermon, Mrs. Glenn New York, but the union said the organ, one of their children it will recruit apprentices. Norman Reynolds Jr., a scripture and the other for Edmondson, argued the court should either take this action, re- apportion the legislature itself or appoint a commission to do. this. The drawn-out court fight over reapportionment this year appear- ed to be at a close, although peti- tions can be filed to ask for re- hearings. Little time is left for further legal action before the '5-day filing period for candidates opens Feb. .26. The court fight, started last fall when Tulsa Tribune Editor Jenkin Lloyd Jones challenged the con- stitutionality of newly-passed laws, occurred as a group circulated pe- titions to force apportionment ac- cording, to the Constitution. This petition has been filed with the secretary of state and is being protested by the newly revived Oklahomans for Local Govern- ment. Principal agitation for constitu- tional apportionment comes from (Continued on Two) said a prayer. Unprecedented In that connection, union offi. 'It was a delightful service and rials here pointed to a Labor De- one of the finest things of its-kind we've ever the Rev. Mr. Erwin said. Glenn and his wife have been counselors at the church's youth retreat in the summer. "He's very good at this sort of thing." the pastor said. "He's kind of a hero to young people, but there's nothing put on about him: he has no airs of superiority. He's reachable and he enjoys working with young people." Glenn has pitched in to scrub tents used in the retreat and help shovel snow around the church. When he's at church, he doesn't draw any attention, because he attends regularly when he's home, the pastor said. "A lot of superlative adjectives have been said about physically agile, mentally alert and spiritually mature." he added. (Continued on Pigt Two) curred now is a resumption of the troops'who massacred 13 Ilal- constitutional government in the ian U.N. airmen at Kmdu last Dominican one official said. In the Stale' the decision was to "forget about the two days they were out of power" and simply continue with the rec- ognition previously accorded. That means a renewal of normal diplo- matic relations whereas the de- partment had threatened to deny stronger gesture than breaking of diplomatic if Echavarria established a mili- tary dictatorship. The would-be strong man was overthrown, officials said, because he clearly had no base of popular support, had little if any strong backing among the military- lead- ers and even lacked effective sup- poet among the country's top polit- ical leaders. (Continued on Pigt Two) (Continued on Page Two) Single Crash Mars Ada Traffic Scene One accident was the only blemish on the Ada record Thurs- day as the city enjoyed a peaca- ful traffic day. At p. m., a car driven by John William Davis, 26, 721 North Ash, sidcswiped a parked pickup truck owned by Weldon Killian, 33, 807 Charles Drive, near the intersection of Fourth and John- ston. Police said Davis was tem- porarily blinded by oncoming headlights. No charges were filed. In the only other Municipal Court case, Joshua'S. Thomas, 49, Why Spend Millions On Flight? Experts Cite Benefits Of Trips Into Space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- There are three main'reasons, Force with much of the capabil tional Aeronautics and Space Ad- ministration, explains: "While in- struments can perform certain tasks of sensing and transmitting statistical 'information gathered, spacemen are necessary for un- derstanding the larger realities of space. "The most advanced apparatus can perform only as it is pro- grammed to do. Instruments have no .flexibility to meet, unforeseen situations. Scientific data ac- quired in space mechanically must be.balanced by on-the-spot human senses, human reasoning, and by the power of judgment compounded by these human ele- ments." President Kennedy is convinced man has a role in. space. Last year he asked the- American peo- ple to .sacrifice an additional to billion to put a man on the moon-in this decade. The suborbi- tal flights -of Astronauts Alan B. Shepard and Virgil I. Grissom and next week's'scheduled around the willToVhcarli Sat-! Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr., as- j world, orb.it ride by John H. Glenn i administrator'of art iteps in direction. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) spend millions to rocket man into space, billions to send him to the moon? This question certainly must be on many minds as the United States prepares to launch Astro- naut John H. Glenn Jr..into orbit about the earth next week. Wouldn't it be better, many ask, to use the money to make earth a better place on which to live, to find cures for many diseases, to develop nuclear power for com- mercial use? Or, if the United States must ex- plore space, why risk human life? Why not send instrumented pay- loads? .The more than 60 un- manned satellites sent aloft by Uiis nation have unraveled many mysteries of the' universe. Nonetheless, space experts be- lieve man can justify .space 'voy- age because of the many' intangi- bles to which he may prove much more- adaptable' than any collec- was charged with of instruments. There are three main' reasons, Force with much of the capabil- the experts say, for manned space ity needed to develop defensive flight. They are science, world-land offensive manned military wide prestige and military secu-j spacecraft, rity. j Seamans says, "We must rec- The military angle has received i ognize that manned 'flight in space increased emphasis in recent has a much greater impact on the months. Many U.S. leaders have become convinced that the Soviet space program is directed toward military domination of space. Gen. Curtis LeMay, Air Force chief of staff, said recently that the present situation in space is like that prevailing in the air at the start, of World. War I, when opposing pilots waved at one an- other on then- reconnaissance mis- sions. LeMay declared it would be. na- ive lo expect this to continue and cautioned that the first nation to develop a' manned space system with "complete mission flexibil- ity" could possibly dominate the space above the atmosphere. To this end, NASA will broaden its Apollo, man-to-the-moon. pro- gram, heretofore a purely scien- tific venture, to provide the Air world's populace than unmanned flight. "The United. States has con- gratulated the Soviet Union on the orbital flights of cosmonauts Ga- garin and.Titov. These achieve- ments were expected because the Russians 'have a significant lead on large boosters.. We should all be prepared for other' Soviet 'firsts' in space in the immed.iate future. This serves to underline the urgency of President Ken- nedy's decision to 'accelerate our .own manned space program." Seamans added: "Man cannot, by his very nature, be kept out space. The same drive that led Columbus to explore the outer reaches of the. known world will induce modern man to explore the outer portions of the solar' sys- tem." (Continued on Page Two) U. S. Delays Sending Payload Shot To Moon CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) United States attempt to rock- et a payload to the moon, sched- uled for next Monday, was post- poned today for at least a month because of technical troubles with the Atlas booster rocket. A brief statement said: "The Ranger 3 lunar launching scheduled for January has been postponed due to technical diffi- culties in the launch vehicle boast- er. No new launch date has been set." The Ranger 3 firing was one of i three major U.S. space efforts scheduled from Cape Canaveral next week. The others are the at- tempt to send astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. into orbit about the earth and to orbit five satellites with a single rocket. Space scientists had a 5-day period starting Monday in which to launch Ranger 3. In this time, the moon will be in a favorable position, some miles away. The trouble in the Atlas boost- er, not disclosed, is such that it could not be corrected in time to achieve launching in this period. The next optimum period begins about Feb. 20. Ranger 3 is intended to take a 66-hour trip to the moon, relaying closeup television pictures and then landing an instrument pack- age to measure moonquakes and meteor hits. The ailing gambler saw the sign on the doctor's to-1. "I gotta, get better odds than that." he said as he went in search ot another diagnostician. (Copr. Gen. Tea. Corp.)   

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