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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             A high school-type scientific researcher passes on the information that when Newton, sitting under his .pple tree, saw the apple drop, hf got to wondering if lemons would act the same way. And that', the origin of lemon dropt. Wall Street's Only Resident Enjoys Location, Page 5 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Take Win No. 13 See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 276 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1962 Fall Kills Two Members Of Aerial Troupe DETROIT members of the famed Wallen- das family aerial troupe were killed and a third critically injured Tuesday night when they fell 36 feet while executing a dizzying pyramid act on a circus high A crowd of 7.000 children and adults looked on in horror as three members of the troupe plunged to the concrete floor of the State Fairgrounds Coliseum dur- ing an evening performance of the Shrine circus. Four other members of the troupe battled to hang on the swaying high wire and did not fall. Dieter Schepp, 23, making his first appearance with the famed aerial act, and Richard Faughnan, 29, only member of the German troupe, were killed in the fall. Mario Wallenda, 22, suffered critical injuries in the fall. He was taken to Highland Park General Hospital where his condition was said to be "poor." Also .injured was Karl Wallenda, 57, who man- aged to slay on the wire-but suf- Cold War Tensions Ease Off WASHINGTON Tensions between the United States and 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY fered internal injuries. Schepp. lead-man in the seven- member pyramid was a refugee from East Germany. He had been in the United States only four the Soviet Union seem to be eas-1 months. ing off a bit. Even the Berlin Schepp's sister. Jana, 17, crisis may be in for a prolonged lull.- This is the main significance seen here in several fresh devel- opments highlighted by the an- nouncement Tuesday that Presi- dent Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, will visit the So- viet Union in late April or May. Trail Blazer Salinger said the trip will be made in response to an invitation extended by Soviet editor Alexei Adzhubei, Premier Khrushchev's son-in-law, at a luncheon with President Kennedy. The Salinger trip could prove in the long run to be a trail blazer for a visit by Kennedy himself. only woman member of the pyramid, with the six men. also was in- jured when she jumped into a makeshift safety net and was thrown out onto the concrete floor. Jana was saved from possible deatli when she was caught by President Outlines Plans For Tough Farm Program P I' G'ves Kennedy Adds Fuel To Congress Political Fires U.S. Farmers Stiff Choice TRAPPED: Tilting dangerouily prtjiure of of ice which broke loose from i ice gorge in Mississippi river just north of Ciiro, III. is the towboat Bayou Lacombe of Biloxi, Miss. Bow of the Sally Polk is visible in foreground. The boati, which had been frying to help break up the ice finally fought their out, but only ifter tht Bayou tilted to point where iti starboard propeller wit out of (AP WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy sent a tough new farm program to Congress today which would give the nation's farmers this choice: accept much tighter production controls on surplus products or face a cut-off of most fed- eral price supports and oth- er aid. Kennedy said in a special message that his proposals are designed to slice an esti- mated billion off farm programs over the next U.S. Fails To Get Full Support For Speedy Action Against Cuba PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (AP) Inter-American foreign ministers formally adopted a final report today on their'resolutions against Cuban communism, in- fellow performers as she fell past dudin'g a vote for ouster o{ ridel the wire. Castro's Red regime by the Or- Herman Wallenda, BO, Karl Wai-! ganizalion of American States, lenda, 57. and Gunther Wallenda, Cuban's were absent from the 42, the other members of the pyr- amid, managed to grab the wire when the pyramid broke apart. plenary meeting and the report was approved 20-0. President Os- valdo Dorticos and his aides were The four younger men formed holding a news conference else- the base of a pyramid with their feet on the high wire, Karl and Herman Wallenda were standing Informed officials say that is notion long rods which ran along the the plans now. There is still! younger men's shoulders. Miss Schepp was seated on a chair on a rod on the older men's shoul- ders. Suddenly the pyramid col- too much tension between Moscow and as things now stand. Small Steps Oman oujpa i vJUUutJiij LUG [Jj i (iiiuu Adzhubei spent three hours talk-! lapsed. Herman, Karl and Gun- ing with Kennedy and it was gen- ther Wallenda managed to stay crally assumed that the Russian followed the same line which he had taken newsmen who met him at the Soviet Embassy Monday night. His argument then was that though there are many on the wire and grab Miss Schepp. For a time panic threatened from the shocked crowd. Some men tried to run into the ring. Women wept. Others, including were frozen in their points of East'West dispute side should take whatever steps are possible to improve re-1 A circus clown, Ernie (Blinko) lations. He said this is not the Bur.-h, was credited with bringing time for big steps. icalm> Burch, grotesque in his U-.S. officials were reluctant to give deep significance to his re- marks. They believe, however, where as representatives of the rest of the nations in the OAS convened. Though Secretary of State Dean Rusk's bid for unanimity on the ouster issue, failed earlier today, the United States had mustered the necessary two-thirds majority for the vote directing the Castro regime's speedy expulsion from the councils of the inter-American family. The biggest and most powerful nations in Latin America jarred the United States by refusing to vote for the expulsion "without delay" of the Castro government 'from the Organization of Ameri- can States and its various agen- cies. The vole was 14-1, with Cuba that Khrushchev at least intends to have a cooling off period in East-West conflict. No Word There was no immediate word as to President Kennedy's own estimate of the situation. Last Sunday, obviously with Kennedy's blessing. Salinger met in Paris with Mikhail Kharlamov, Soviet Foreign Ministry press chief, and reportedly talked about improving communications be- tween the United States and the Soviet Union. Their discussion is believed to have covered such things as ex- changes of recorded statements and taped television appearances involving Kennedy, Khrushchev, and other high government offi- cials. Adzhubei interviewed Ken- nedy late last year and published the text in Izvestia, the govern- ment newspaper he edits. Straws In Wind How accurately these straws in the wind point to the future course of East-West relations will be de- termined, in the view of the State Department, not so much by good- (Continued on Page Two) for order. Faughnan's wife. ring center Jenny, 33, a troupe member, was standing on a platform at one end of the high wire. She said her husband did not appear to have a good grip on his 35-pound balancing bar and lost his balance as he tried to change the grip. "Dieter called out that he couldn't hold any longer." she said. "He threw the pole into the air to grip it in the center and lost his balance. This threw ev- erybody else off balance and down they The aerialist dynasty was found- ed in 1874 in Germany by Karl's grandfather, also named Karl. The troupe came to the United States in 1928 and starred with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum (Continued on Page Two) Two Accidents Add To Ada's January Total Group Cites Need For Recreation WASHINGTON special commission reported today that a surging need for more outdoor recreation in America must be met by imagination, large-scale action and of it." But the Outdoor Recreation Re- sources and Review Commission left it to President Kennedy and Congress, and to state and local governments, to figure out price tags and what specific areas should be acquired or improved. First Task The 15-man commission, headed by Laurance S. Rockefeller, New voting no and the go-slow bloc of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia and Ecuador abstaining. The consensus at this hemi- spheric foreign ministers' confcr- version or other dangers to peace and security and directs the OAS to create a special consultation committee U> aid Ihose nations which request assistance on se- encc was that the six nations had j curity problems. the Kennedy administra- tion's Latin-American given The foreign ministers set formal policy a' signing of the resolutions and con- severe blow. The six contended ference declarations at a closing that there presently exists no session tonight, legal basis for expulsion of an! The-resolution directing Cuba's OAS member and wanted to de-1 expulsion now goes to the OAS lay until such a legal basis could Council in Washington and vari- be creiited by amendment of thej ous Inter-American boardc_ and OAS treaty. The blow was softened some agencies for action against Cuba. U.S. Secretary of State Dean J. lit. UIU vv wuo cVi LUiitvt i i i J tl_ what when the United States' La- said he expected Ihe tin-American allies solidly ed a ringing declaration lhat Cu- ba's Marxist-Leninist government is incompatible with the inter- American system and Cuba's alignment with the Soviet two the resolution. beS'n implementing A spokesman for Brazil, leader of the go-slow bloc, said he be- council by the same vote would suspend Cuba from participation in OAS The foreign ministers, with the affajrs unti] a inter.Arrier. breaks hemispheric unity. Wocjlicvcd the two-thirds exception of Cuba, also lined up unanimously with the United ican conference can be held to decide a legal procedure for States on three other resolutions wpulsion. that provided: Rusk hailed the unanimity of J. The most stinging dcnuncia-! ction on other resolutions before nf Pnmniiinicf inlviiCifin in t i i lion of Communist intrusion in the Western world ever adopted by any inter-American body. 2. The expulsion of Cuba from the Inter-Amei ican Defense Board. This was little more than a formality since the Castro gov- ernment has been barred from the board's sensitive deliberations for the last 10 months. 3. A ringing endorsement of President Kennedy's Alliance for Progress program, The Latin the conference and particularly on the condemnation of Cuban communism. But some observers felt that the failure of the 20 na- tions to agree on Cuba's ouster from the OAS revealed a deep rift in the hemisphere. Americans called the foundation for the program their nations' economic and social development on a self-help basis and the best weapon with which to combat Floyd Stephens Wins Nomination In Murray County SULPHUR (Staff) Floyd Stephens won the Democratic nomination for second district communism and Castroite influ- county commissioner in the spe ences. cial primary election here yes- An embargo on arms trade be- j terday. tween Cuba and the OAS mem-1 Stephens outdistanced his bers was carried 16-1, with Cuba j nearest competitor, Harley Me- voting no and Brazil, Chile, Ecua-1 Cray by 43 votes, dor and Bolivia abstaining. The resolution also directs the OAS Opposing Stephens in a special general election March 6 will be Council to study the possibility of'R, M. "Red" Webb, Independent, extending the embargo to other i The successful candidate will WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Kennedy stokes fresh politi- cal fires today under a Congress balking at ma'jor segments of his legislative program. Even before Kennedy's farm message formally reached Capi- tol Hill today there were clear signs that a partisan uproar over Committee a demand that it hold j zation plan to create a new de- public hearings on the adrninistra- j partment of urban lion's controversial proposal for j he said would be headed by Hous- medical care for the aged, fi-jing Administrator Robert C. nanced by the Social Security. I Weaver, a Negro was clouded A majority of the committee' with uncertainty, seemed likely to support the viewj House leaders pushed for hear- of Chairman Harry F. Byrd, D- preliminary to a showdown Va.. that the Senate should wait vote. Either chamber can veto his proposals would swell the po- for the-House to act the plan. litical clangor surrounding his en- In the House, the lines within In -the SanatC- Sen. J0hn L. Mc- tire 1962 program. the Ways and Means Committee D-Ark., chairman of the Republicans were poised lo appeared as tight as ever against Govern'ment Operations Commit- blast what they, regard as a some- action on the Kennedy bill. tee which will consider the urban four years. The programs j thing-for-everybody format. Dem- The house provided a bright affairs joined Republicans otherwise would cost more I ocrats were sharply divided on than billion during that and none could forecast the final form in which any legislation would be passed. If Kennedy was not secretly enjoying the political clatter, he at least was doing nothing lo quiet it. With obvious White House ap- proval. Sen. Clinton P. Anderson aimed at the Senate Finance period. Additional aims are lo boost farm income and reduce costly farm surpluses now in govern- ment hands, he said. Supports L'ist Farmers growing wheat, corn, oats, barley and sorghum grains would lose all price supports if they did not go along with acre- age allotments and marketing quotas set under the new pro- gram. In addition, the govern- ment would reserve the right to dump huge amounts of these sur- plus grains on the markets. Un- der' most conditions this would depress prices. New Quotas Marketing quotas would be set, on all dairymen for Ihe firsl time yesterday as opposing a "nurs- if the program is approved. j ing practices act" now in Ihe leg- The new Kennedy program committee of the state the toughest proposed by a presi- legislature which would prohibit the practice of nursing by anyone otherJian-Registered -Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. The action came at the annual stockholders' and directors' meet- ing at the Aldridge Hotel Tuesday afternoon. Proposal Explained Mrs, Celeste Kemler, Valley View administrator, brought the It passed a bill to provide a five-year program of aid to colleges for expanding their facilities. This measure, representing a fragment of the President's stalled general aid to education program, may get Senate action later in the week. The fate of Kennedy's Sen. George D. Aiken, R-Vt., said he thinks the "colored race would be very resentful of the President" because, he said, Negroes had been "used as a pawn" in this case. Kennedy's request for authority (Continued on Two) Valley View Hospital Directors Oppose 'Nursing Practices Act' The board of directors of Val- ley View Hospital went on record dent since federal controls were agriculture in 'the 1930s. York, did say that "the first task: especially those consid-j the vacancy on UTS board'of coun- is to provide recreation for Of'strategic importance. metropolitan. regions, which have the biggest population and de- mand for recreation least space for it." i In urging immediate acquisition of ocean and lake shores, it said I that: "Highest priority should be OKLAHOMA Fair this aft- ernoon through Thursday; a little cooler northeast this aft- ernoon; a little warmer north- east Thursday; low tonight 28- 38; high Thursday 65 northeast to 74 southwest. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA During Thursday through Monday, temperatures will average near normal east and two to six degrees above normal' west. Mild until cooler by week- end. Normal highs 47-38. Nor- mal lows 19 northwest to 34 southeast. Little or no precipita- tion indicated. given to acquisition of areas lo- closest to major population After a quiet start, it looks like; centers and other areas that are January is going to be one of the immediately threatened. The need worst traffic months of the year in is critical-opportunity to place '62. Already. 26 accidenls have oc- curred in Ada, compared to 22 for the entire months last year. Two Tuesday mishaps added to the total. The first one came at p.m. at Fourteenth and Broadway. Cars driven by Robert Gipson, 50, Route 1, Milburn, and Jo Ann Martin. 33. 1100 East Eighth, col- lided at the intersection. Martin was charged with failure' to yield right-of-way. She pleaded not guilty 'to the charge and a hearing is set for Saturday in Municipal Court. The second accident involved Sheriff Oren Phillips. these areas in pucblic ownership is fading each year as other uses encroach." Plenty of Space Basically, the commission said, there is plenty of land and water acreage for recreation, but most of it "is where the people are Rockefeller told a news, briefing that it was on purpost that "we haven't come up with either acres or dollars." The commission's idea, he said, was to discuss the principles and tools and leave it to others to determine how they can be used best. No plans have been developed, High temperature In Ada Tuesday was 72; low Tuesday night, 36: reading at 7 a.m. Wednesday, 37: His car was rammed by one driven by Maggie 61, Route 2, Ada, Townsend about 4: day. Barker was failure to yield right-of-way and! t received a suspended fine. In the only non-accident court case. John Thomas Dixon, 47, was fined for speeding. j he told a questioner, for following through on the report in the legis- lative field. Sen. Clinton P. Ander- May Barker, at Sixth and D.N.M., a commission mem P'm' ffiber. said he was sure bills would charged with'hp introduced to carry out many the recommendations. People-Oriented Rockefeller said the report i (Continutd on Pigt Two) A resolution calling for defense against international communism ty commissioners created by the death of J. .E. Moore. Results of yesterday's election was approved 19-1. with Cuba vot-' were: Stephens, 348: McCray, ing against and Bolivia abstain- 305; Lester Roberson, 200; Rob- ing. The resolution asks the OAS ert L. Butter, 189; Ralph Dodson, "to maintain all vigilance Burl Harriby, 115; Clarence sary" to prevent aggression, sub-1 Moore, 82; Bob Shepard, 70. '.speeding. to cut production of surplus items or perhaps lose some of their price supports. Now it's a case of cut surplus production or gel prac- lically no aid. The more rigid conlrols high- lighted what Kennedy described as his "A B C D" farm p'rogram for the 1960S abundance, bal- ance, conservation and develop- ment. He said the program is built around maximum use of the na- lion's food abundance while bal- ancing future production with needs, conserving farm resources and developing low-income rural areas. Big Three The tighter controls would be (Continued on Two) Highway Patrol Troopers Report Totals For 1961 The Highway Patrol stops mo- torists in Pontotoc County at the rate of approximalely 10 per day. As a matter of record, Troopers H. T. Gay and Spike Mitchell halted cars or investigated wrecks on different occasions in 19G1. The two issued cilalions lo motorists in '61 and handed warning tickets. Some of the citations were as a result of traffic accidents, but the vast majority of them were for subject before Ihe board after ig her regular annual re- The proposed act, she said, originated with the American Nursing Association and was sub- mitted to the legislators by Ihe slate organizalion. If the act became law, Mrs. Kemler noted, it would be a mis- demeanor for any unlicensed per- son to practice nursing or to em- ploy or ulilize any such person for lhal purpose. As defined in the act. nursing would mean taking licensed nurses available that we could hire to replace she said. As a result, the administrator continued, the hospital would have delegated routine nursing duties, always under the supervision of licensed personnel. Dr. Hohl, while opposing the act on a practical level, suggested to close an .estimated 70 beds of I that it should not be attacked in the- present 160, reducing Valley pnndpale. View to a 90-bed 'hospital. Drastically Affected "After it's what we're Drastically AMected working for It-s what we hope Smaller neighboring hospitals be to do jn five or ten would also be drastically Mrs. Kemler continued. "They're in worse shape than we are." Dr. Orange Welborn and Dr. James Hohl, present as members of the hospital medical staff, joined in the discussion. Dr. Wel- born pointed out that the aides and orderlies perform certain U. S. Reports Decline In Jobless Rate WASHINGTON CAP) The un- employment rate fell to 5.8 per care of sick persons for pay. cent of the work forcc in January Services Ended first tjme 16 moinths it Mrs. Kemler pointed out d d below 6 per cent passage of the act would mean; Secretarv of Labor Arthur j. the hospital here would have announced that employ- dispense with the services of 6G i ment dropped by L4 minion to aides, in addition to the 65i058i000 in January while unem- ployment increased by to orderlies now employed, "And there just aren't 66 EC Republicans Plan Right-To-Work Study The East Central Federation of Young Republicans will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union at the college, professor Kenneth Campbell, club sponsor, said. The program will be concerned with review of right-to-work legis- lation. Both sides of the issue will be presented in order that inter- ested voters may judge the merits of the recent petition activity. The public is invited. _____ Early Action's Expected Demos Prepare Fight On New Department WASHINGTON (AP) Demo- cratic congressional leaders probed all the political angles to- day of when and where to have a likely a losing one 'creation of a department of urban affairs and housing. President Kennedy proposed the new department Tuesday in a re- organization plan which would be- come effective al Hie end of March unless either branch of Congress vetoes it. He previously announced that Robert C. Weaver would head the new department and become the first Negro member of the Cabi- net. Weaver now heads the Hous- ing and Homo Finance Agency which would attain Cabinet status under the President's plan. j It was almost certain that the I President won't have to wait 60 'Idays to learn the fate of the pro- iposal. The law under which the reor- ganization plan was submitted permits a vote in cither the Sen- ate or the House by Feb. 10 if Government Operations. Commit- tees don't act by then on resolu- tions 'to reject the .plan. Three such resolutions were in- troduced in the House shortly aft- er the President's message trans- mitting the plan was read. A spokesman lor the House Government Operations Commit- tee said hearings. probably would be held soon, in the Senate, Chairman John. L. McClelTan, D- .indicated the Senate Gov- ernment Opera'ions Committee would be in no hurry. Both committees previously had approved separate bills to create the new. department by law. The Bouse Rules Committee last week killed the legislation with all five Republican members and four of the 10 Democrats opposing it. Current indications are that the reorganization plan will be acted on first by the House, but political expediency may dictate a last- minute change. Even proponents admit that Uiey probably don't have the voles in the House because of al- most solid Republican opposition and heavy animosity from South- ern Democrats, But they are de- termined to force a vote even if they wind up with nothing but a political issue. Polities' runs deeper in the House this year than in the Sen- ate because all 435 House seats and only one-third of those in the Senate will be at stake in the No- vember, elections. Democrats believe they can stem the normal off-year election tide in favor of the minority party they can make a record that would hurt the GOP in big urban areas. The President's plan has heavy support in the big cities where the GOP hopes lo make inroads this year into Democratic strength. A vote against the plan undoubtedly would be labeled by Democrats as a vote against big city interests' and against putting a Negro in the Cabinet, On the other hand, most South- ern Democrats who -oppose the proposal wouldn't be hurt po- litically. there was any certainty that the Senate would approve the plan, it would be voted on there first, but there is no such assur- ance. A defeat in the Senate would kill the plan and the House wouldn't get a chance to vote on it. However both these changes were less than seasonally ex- pected. Employment usually declines in January due to post-Christmas lags, while unemployment in- creases because of the winter weather. Actually the January employ- ment tolai, while a drop from De- cember, was at a record for Ihe month. The January idle total was below the unemployment figure recorded in January 1961. Goldberg made the figures pub- lic in teslimony prepared for the Senate-House Economic Commit- tee. They confirm what President Kennedy said in his economic re- port, Goldberg told the commit- lee, lhat "We are in the midst of a vigorous econojnic recovery. I to years." Principle Attacked However. Mack Braly, execu- tive board member, expressed the opinion that the act could fairly be altacked in principle as well. "If it's morally wrong not to try lo help Ihe he said, "it's also morally wrong to let some- body else come in and tell us how to run our business." The board approved a motion directing Braly to draft a resolu- tion opposing the act, for submis- sion to the next meeting of the executive board. Good Shape Presenting her annual report, (Continued on Pijt Two) Man Injured In Accident Near Stratford Dies A Magnolia, Ark., man injured in a one-car crash near Stratford Jan. 24, died late Tuesday after- noon at Valley View Hospital. Dead is Truman D. Cox, 41, who crashed into the bannister of a bridge just east of Stratford when he lost control of his car on a cup-e approching the bridge. Cox at that time was taken lo Valley View Hospital in critical condition. His wife. Rosa Lee, 43, the only other passenger, was taken to an Oklahoma Cily hos- pital also in critical condition. Highway Patrol Trooper Lloyd Basinger, Sulphur, who investi- gated the accident, said Cox was traveling west on SH 19 in the early evening hours when he lost control of the car. The Cox auto- mobile went off the shoulder on the north side of the road. When with production and employment reaching new highs." The labor secretary said the na- tion still has a major problem in a hard-core jobless situation that is continuing. He said long-term unemployment- still poses a "very serious problem." Goldberg said that, at the cur- rent level of unemployment, 5.5 million jobs would have to be. add- ed during 1962 to reduce the sea- sonally adjusted unemployment rate, now 5.8 per cent to the four per cent level which Kennedy picked as a temporary goal. That number of new jobs is needed, Goldberg said, to provide full-time employment opportuni- ties for new additions to the labor force, workers displaced by new machines and technological chang- es, and those now involuntarily on part-time work Goldberg called for prompt en- actment of Kennedy's proposed Cox attempted to bring it back onto the pavement it hit the cast end of the north bridge bannister. Basinger said the impact sheared off 12 feet of bridge bannister and totally demolished the car. The bridge is the same site where the body of Simon Fine. Stratford, was found four days earlier. Fine had been missing since Jan. 6. His body was found in his wrecked car beneath the bridge. For obituary information see page two. An auction is where if you're not careful, you'll get something training-retraining program as a j for nodding. (Copr. Gen. Fea. major method. of improving the; Corp.)   

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