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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma It's all in the point of view, Ada has a reputation as a "poor news town" because nothing much ever seems to happen. But by the same token, a shortage of shootings, graft and scandal make it a pretty good place to live in Gate Crasher Heads For Capital Premiere, Page 3 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Ramble By Norman, 74-71 See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 282 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1962 12 Pages 5 GENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Hearing's Slated On Health Dept. Revenue Request By L. KNICKMEYER The Pontotoc County Board of Commisisoners yes- terday set a date for a public hearing on a proposal to permit the commissioners and the County Excise Board to levy additional millage for support of a local health department. The meeting will be held at the courthouse at 10 a. m. next Monday, Feb. 12. Actually, the purpose of the meeting is to determine public sentiment on the question; after which the com- missioners will decide whether or not the proposal should be voted on at one of the regular elections this year. Meeting yesterday with Dr. K. W. Navin, director of the City-Council Health Unit, the commissioners invited I members of the Blast Kills 56 Miners In Germany SAARBRUECKEN, Germany fiery explosion caved in large areas of the Luisenthal coal mine cials near here today and offi- reported 56 miners were excise board to sit in and hear the health officer explain the proposal. Navin read portions of the state law authorizing local elections to permit additional levies not to ex- ceed two and one-half mills for the specific use of the health de- partment, if approved by a ma- jority of ad valorem tax paying voters. Final Say The doctor noted that this is killed, 78 injured and 150-200 are: simply enabling legislation, and missing. ithat the additional levy would The Coal Mine Office of the have to be approved by the tax- State of Sarrland announced 216 payers themselves, miners in the workings at the j He pointed out further that even time of the blast were rescued or I though the voters approved up to f rr r reached safety. Many of those saved suffered severe injuries. The explosion occurred about 9 a.m. at a depth of feet in the so-called Alsbach layer of the mine. The Mining Office blamed the blast on coal dust gas. The mine is at nearby Voel- President Urges Huge Corporation For Space Project Firm Would Run Worldwide Space Network WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy urged Congress today to charter a huge corporation with Shares to be sold to the Harris Outlines Platform Points By KRNEST THOMPSON Senator Fred Harris, a candidate for governor, spoke to the Ada Lions Club Tuesday, calling for stability in government, broadening the state's economic a million highway program without bonds or tax in- creases, a stepped-up educational program and a shake- and up in handling state finances. The Lawton legislator also posed the standard ques- in board would still have the final say on how much of that should actually go on the tax rolls. Navin suggested that an zation of two mills should be asked, to allow for increasing costs and to allow his department _.- i to maintain a continuing program. Fire and the cave-m of several ..what w need PC S levels of the mine killed some two mills the county HITCHING POST Don't ever believe it when you hear commissioners and the excise the old hitching post is thing of the past. It's still with Difference is, now it's oiled parking meter. This gee-. was parked yesterday in the 100 block of South Town- send. Time on the meter, too. (NEWS Staff workers. mine Others died when a shock wave' threw them against pit walls. "I was thrown back against the of the pit by a huge air pressure said a young miner who escaped. financially so that we know where we are and can plan the director said. "A huge 100-yard long sheet of flame shot from the second level to the fourth down the main he said. "When it hit the fourth level.there was a gigantic explosion. Most of the men on the fourth level were young kids, learning the mining trade." Many were trapped by falling Needs Estimated The two members of the excise [board present at the meeting, W. M. Emanuel and Billy Bryan, questioned the health officer as to the present status of his de- partment and his estimate of fu- ture needs. Navin reported the present staff consists of three nurses, two sani- tarians and one clerk, in addition to the director. The department received some from the county last year, which, with city. Cuba Charge Procfuces Only Oratory UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) charge in the United Nations that the United States is planning new aggression" against Prime Minister Fidel Castro's re- gime appears fated to wind up as laou.r an oratory exercise with the eral Assembly taking no action to f a debris and hundreds of rescue state "and fecjera] brought workers including elements of the U.S. Army in Germany- struggled to reach them. About 50 miners were just about to descend into the mine when the explosion occurred. Many fled in panic, but returned later to help with rescue operations. At the muddy, rain-soaked ap- proach to the mine about persons, including many young women, stood with anxious faces. Rescue workers descended into the various shafts every few min- utes, while others returned. "They can only stay below a short one official ex- plained. "The fires are out, but there is still some gas below." Returning with black smearec (Continued on Page Two) Ada School Board Holds Short Session The Ada Board of Education held a quick, cut-and-dried meet- ing Tuesday afternoon to dispose of routine business. The board gave its approval to a request for St.200 state aid: to two substitute teachers, Mrs. Johnnie Slaughter at Napier and Mrs. Bonnie Allen, at Washington: and to an application for surplus commodities for use in school cafeterias. The meeting adjourned after the usual approval of claims. OKLAHOMA Mostly cloudy mid warmer this afternoon and tonight: Thursday partly cloudy a little warmer; low tonight 35-45; high Thursday 58-68. FIVE-DAY FORECAST Temperatures for the period Thursday through next Monday will average 2-7 degrees above seasonal normals. Normal highs 50 north to 60 south. Lows 22 northwest to 42 south. Mostly minor daily changes. Precipita- tion is expected to range from very light in the west to a quarter to half inch in the cen- tral and east occurring as rain latter part of this week. the whole budget to Emanuel noted that so far as he could determine, the health situation in the county was excel- lent ,and added: "The question, as I see it. is: Do we really need this extra money to keep it Bryan put the question directly to Dr. Navin: "Is anybody being neglected Services Dropped Navin replied with a flat "Yes." He pointed out (hat the depart- ment had been forced to drop its dental service, depriving some 500 children of needed dental care. (Continued on Two) Democrats Schedule Precinct Meetings Democratic precinct' meetings are set across Oklahoma on Fri- day evening. In Pontotoc Administration Pours On Heat For Speedy Steel Settlement lie and communications firms to build and run a worldwide space network i Cor radio, television j telephone. More than billion i first-class voting stock in the Sat- ellite Corporation" would be made available to the public and communications carriers at not less than a share. Other sec- jondary shares could be pur- chased only by companies in the communications field. The corporation would be de-.'time. signed to make a j "It is true that Oklahoma gained ly a good rental people between 1950 and satellite channels to firms such as! lOGO." he said. "But, during that telephone and telegraph compa-: same 10-year period, we lost 77.- nies and to other authorized or-; 000 people, between the ages of ganizations, foreign and domestic. 21 and 44. The satellites, as relay stations' "In other words, that means we in space, would open innumerable, Have more and more people in channels for international commu- j Oklahoma for whom services nications and make possible ocean j must be" provided (the elderly) spanning telecasts. land fewer and fewer people who By NORMAN WALKER jas well as to stop one that has Associated Press Labor Writer (already started. WASHINGTON Kennedy reportedly wants a steel labor settlement in a matter of ic has whatever. The United States had made plain that it will oppose any reso- lution related to the Cuban charg- es no matter how mild or vaguely worded. The U.S. stand is expect- ed to get support from virtually all the Latin American and West European members and a good Jortion of the 50-membcr Asian- African group. The General Assembly's main poL'tical committee, which re- cessed for a day so that mem- bers could wade through the mass of charges and counter charges delivered at the opening session County, as else- where, they will be held at p.m. in regular polling sites: Vot- ers must choose a chairman, co- chairman and secretary-treasurer. Monday, scheduled two debate sessions today. Chairman Mario Amadeo of Ar- gentina was reported having trou- ble getting anyone to take part in the Cuban debate. Only Com- munist Romania and Guatemala were scheduled to speak. Cuba and its Soviet bloc back- ers have been trying to frame a resolution that would command the two-thirds majority needed for approval in the 104-nation assem- bly, but they apparently have re- ceived little encouragement. A resolution by Communist Czechoslovakia and Romania call- ing on the United States to stop interfering in Cuba has run into (Continued on Page Two) strike and a disruptive steel in- ventory buildup as well. The reason is that the 80-day cooling-off procedures of the Taft- Hartley Act can be invoked to prevent a strike from occurring With both the President and Secretary of Labor Arthur J, Goldberg saying repeatedly that a steel strike at this stage of half- developed economic recovery pouring the heat on both sides to tion: "What's wrong with and declared he proposes to identify and remedy the question if he's elected governor this year. On the subject of "What's wrong with Harris declared: "I've heard that question more than any other in my six years and three sessions in the senate." He indicated there is no "pat" answer to the ques- tion, then went on to enumerate what he consid- ers the big problems at this Kennedy set forth the plan in a letter to the speaker of the House get going toward an early agree-1 and the president of the Senate, ment. date goal .letter accompanied-proposed- rumored to be March 1 or soon j legislation, "the Communications 'Satellite Act of that spelled out the details. thereafter. It is known officials fear stockpiling in earnest will get under in the second unthinkable, it's logical to assume j quarter, April through June. Flying Saucer Reports Still Lack Evidence WASHINGTON (AP) They might have been birds, balloons, hoaxes or unusual sky not spacecraft from other planets. That is the word from the Air Force today after 15 years of in- vestigating flying saucer reports. It said there was no evidence that any of the unidentified fly- ing objects checked on were spaceships swooping in from dis- tant planets. No Threats the administration wouldn't let a provide the taxes (the It means our greatest 'export' at this time is our young people and that is a tragic thing." As a solution, Harris proposed: "We must broaden our economic base, providing more jobs and j payrolls and greater industrializa- There has been controversy while strensthening agricul- hearings over who should own the the administration wants to avoid I -some Intense informal the usual overstocking o! steel bcnind-sccncs negotiating in Faced with this situation, the projected satellite communication government, a mo- mopoly by one firm or group of will advance of a strike threat, Eotl Kennedy and Goldberg have said J this should be avoided as econom- ically production let- down inevitably following a pro- duction buildup. Thus if the industry and Steel- workers Union fail to heed the ad- ministration's advice to come up with an early settlement, it should surprise 'no one if the President next few weeks. firms, or open to all comers. Kennedy urged today that both 'the public and the communica- A key factor could be carriers be let in on the Steel, a relatively small producer deal, Last July he announced lie compared with U.S. Steel or oth- was in favr.r of private ownership. cr industry giants. But it was Kaiser that settled early in 1959 on terms that fairly well fixed the settlement pattern for the rest of the industry. A group of prominent labor ex- perts headed by Prof. George W, The proposal called for the is- sue of a million shares of Class ture, petroleum, mining and exist- ing businesses." Harris pointed out that Oklaho- mas has many great assets for economic growth. "We are beginning to get the tools to work with in the Slate In- dustrial Finance Authority." he asserted. "We are also realizing the importance of the Local In- dustrial Finance Act." Harris authored the latter bill A voting stock. While these shares ,wncn he was chairman of the In- would be eligible For dividends, jdustrial Development Committee the payoff might be a FRANK CRIDER Former E. C. Coach Dies In California Frank Crider. former head foot- ball coach at East Central State lets it be known publicly he in-1 Taylor Or lhe University of Penn- tends to trigger the is as a public procedures into effect early. advisory panel to Kaiser and the A promise of this sort-that unioni Jhis group met recently at there would be no strike Springs, Calif., in present steel expire talks with Board chairman Edgar Kaiser and top union offi- cials. June would substan- tially discourage steel customers from overstocking If all this came about, the threat of any steel strike would be put off from July 1 to past mid-Sep- Other producers, fully To dale, no unidentified flying, tember when the 80-day no-strike _____ ____' J ____ ___I T-l____. 1. _ Secret Army Steps Up Resistance In Algiers Tuesday was 44; low Tuesday night, 30; reading at 7 a. m. Wednesday, 31. ALGIERS' (AP) The Secret Army Organization promised in- ensified resistance and stepped up mobilization against President Charles de Gaulle today but said there will be no call for an imme- diate public uprising to block Al- ;erian independence. "You will see that we are not preparing a putsch, but a mas- live, progressive and methodical rising of the whole rightist terror organization told its 'ollowers in its newspaper, "The Call of France." "The resistance of patriots in Algeria will be intensified and irogressive mobilization of al] brces will be accelerated." the underground organization of Eu- ropeans said. "The fight will continue until the elimination of traitor De Gaulle and until victory of the cause of French Algeria, the only one which can guarantee a last- ing peace." The statement said secret army field units are being slowly organ- ized and stockpiling of food, medi- cine and gold by the European population has been ordered. "In the second phase of the revolutionary war, all patriots will have a role to the instruc- tions said. "Everybody will re- ceive an order of mobilization and the necessary instructions." given any indi- cation of threat to the national security, the Air Force concluded in summing up its investigations from 1947 through last year. It said its "Project Blue Book" has turned up' no evidence that .any of the unidentified sightings I represented technological advanc- es "beyond the range of our pres- ent day scientific knowledge." or that any of the UFO's were "Ex- traterrestrial vehicles under intel- ligent controls." Fewer Reports During 1961, tne Air Force's of- fice of aerial phenomena probed into ..488 UFO fewer than the year before. At year's end, only 10 of the 1961 sighting's still were classified as unidentified. Most of the rest I were graced to aircraft, balloons, Ada rinally made it through a period ran out. Even' then the odds probably would be against a walkout because Congress, loo. could step in to prevent one. Such discussion is perhaps pre- mature. It's still early in the game. The Steelworkers Union is to come up with its demands for contract changes today in Pitts- burgh. Such demands are tradi- tionally a statement of goals rath, cr than realistically expected at- tainments. Right now the administration is Government offiicais warned the time Of ;ne state senate. Aside from those Harris listed other requirements College, died Tuesday in Men- dota, Calif., of a heart attack, measures.' Ke was 56 Hc n3cJ been teach- the initial costs of a satellite for Oklahoma's development and communications system will be so pjnp0inied as chief among these great that earnings in the first, the continued emphasis on educa- years will be small. Estimates of j tion, both public and college, the costs of such a system range i in that connection, he called for upward from million and ill reorganization of high school dis- is unlikely to become a profitable venture in less than a decade. tricls and proposed a 55-student average daily attendance as a Just when the space network I minimum.-He also pumped for a matter of standard school teacher Ada Gets Through Day Without Traffic Mishap satellites, astronomical phenome- na, birds, lights, hoaxes and other causes. The report disclosed that a new The announcement appeared to experimental beacon designed to confirm the general belief among' prevent airliner collisions has French officials that the secret army is taking a long-range view of its campaign against De Gaulle's plans for an independ- ence agreement with .the Alger- ian Moslem rebels. But French officials looked for no letup in spectacular hit and ruri attacks on military bases and government installations. The 'terrorist attacks continued amid government-reports of some success in hunting down secret army members. A series of attacks in Algiers before nightfall Tuesday left (Continued en Two) been mistaken by some persons as an unidentified flying object. The beacon is1 intense and flashes for a fraction of a second. Startling Sight "It has been seen as much as 50 miles away andvat that dis- tance only the light could be seen, thereby producing a rather start- ling the Air Force said. Recently, too, there were wide- spread reports to the Air Force of flashing objects in the sky. In- vestigation revealed that these were'caused by the earth's pass- ing through meteor showers, the report'said. a traffic accident things were fairly day without Tuesday and quiet in Municipal Court Wednes- day morning. The accident total for February stands at six. Six cases were handled in court Wednesday. Harvey Leslie, 35, forfeited in bond on charges of speeding and driving without a license. Gene Mooney. 16. was charged driving without a license and operating" a vehicle with an im- proper 'muffler. Public drunkenness charges were filed against Benny Ship- man, 54, and Guy A. Tracy, 60. They .were 'fineS each. In the only other case, Cletus G. Posey, 36, pleaded not guilty to' charges of- driving white' in- toxicated. His case will be heard Feb. 17.- The director of the President's and professor salaries to what he one of the pressures that Space Council. Dr. E. 'C. Welsh, termed the "southwest averase. ing to make the next few weeks, has said it will be some vears be- rather than the next few months. (Continued on Page Two) (Continued on Page Two) ing Spanish in the high school there and was swimming coach. This was his third term to teach in the system. His wife. Katherine. also teaches at Mendota High School. Mr. Crider joined the East Cen- tral faculty June 1. 1946 and left the system Aug. 31, 1951. While coaching football at East Central, Cridor also served as trach coach and taught swimming. "He taught hundreds here to Oscar KENNEDY DEBATES WITH JAPANESE S. Attorney General Robert Ken- nedy holds the microphone for Yuro Tachiya, Japanese student who led anti-American debate with Kennedy at Waieda University in Tokyo. Kennedy was given a huge welcome by student! upon arrival at the university but, during his speech was disrupted by the the Zengakuren group. Kennedy finally invited the spokesman, Tachiya, to the platform for a debate. The Zengakuren organization led the 1960 riots which prevented President Eisenhower from carrying out a scheduled visit to Japan. Related story jppeiri on Pige Three. (AP Wirephoto-Radio of kids Parker. business manager at ECSC. said. "Each summer the college held special swimming courses. Frank enjoyed teaching it. A good swimmer himself, ha valued it highly not only as a sport but as a physical fitness regime." Crider was an outstanding full- back on the University of Okla- homa team from 1927 through 1929. Following graduation, he coached at Altus. El Reno. We- woka. Seminole and Norman. He also served as an assistant coach at 0. U. under Jim Tatum. He and C. B. "Bud" Wilkin- son were good friends when they both served as assistants on the 0. U. team. Crider coached the "Boomer" freshmen team during most of his tenure at 0. U. Another interest 'of the physi- cal education instructor while in Ada was directing tha Spring Val- ley Boys Ranch, south of the city. He was in charge of the pro- gram there two or three years. After leaving the faculty at the local college, he sold insurance, associated with tha Midcontinent Life Insurance Company, and worked out of Ada. He was a veteran of World (Continued on Page Two) The average man wants to be the kind of person that women look up to. The average woman would like to be the kind that" men look around at. (Copr. Gen. iFea. Corp.)
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