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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma A rather verbose shoeshine boy in Oklahoma City put up I sign declaring: "NcUl hibiiimants artistically fabricated and "illuminated with -ambidexterous facility for' tha paltry remuneration of 15 operation." Ain't education wonderful? On Anniversary Of Twister, Area's Better Prepared, P-2 THE ADA EVENING NEWS E. C. Clouts Broncs, 73-45 See Sports Page 58TH YEAR 291 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1962 33 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY County Conventions Leave Demo Chairmanship Battle Undecided County Politicos End ?OP c 11 i- nt Speculation On Plans The murky waters of Pontotoc County politics arc beginning to clear. At least two major political fig- uves in the county have ended speculation about their plans and several others are expected to take leap within the coming week. Holman is serving his second term as county attorney. Two young Ada attorneys have already announced for his vacat- ed job. Robert Macy and Francis Mayhue are officially in the race for county attorney. In other state and county races, interest is booming, but new can- Rep. Robert Ford and County i didatcs are scarce. Attorney Pat Holman announced their intentions Saturday. Senate Entry Rep. Lonnic Abbott said Satur- day he will definitely be a candi- date for re-election to his current Ford will run for Buck Cart-jpOSt Thus far, no probable op- rirtht'c crafu vftzit wright's state senate seat. Holman will seek re-election to the county attorney's post, but will run for county judge. Their official announcements probably be made next week or shortly after the filing period ends. Both men told the NEWS of their intentions Saturday. Ford is the third man to enter the state senate derby. Rep. Allen Nichols and former senator Virgil Medlock had already announced their candidacies. Nichols is from Wewoka and Medlock lives at Lawrence. Speculation Ford has served two terms as state, representative. from Ponto- toc County. His vacating that post raises speculation now about possible candidates to succeed him. Already two names have been mentioned. J. W. Huff, former representa- tive, has been mentioned as a pos- sible candidate. Clivc Rigsby, local cafe opera tor, is also considering filing for the post. In tfie" county attorney county judge race, Holman will face Fred Andrews who has served seven years as judge of the County Court. She was appointed in 1955 to succeed Tal Crawford and has faced nominal opposition in the en- suing three elections. ponenls have been mentioned. Abbott was elected in 1960 to succeed Henry R. Roberts. Five Get In The race that always attracts more attention than most others is the one for county sheriff. Five men are now entered in that campaign. Oren Phillips, the incumbent, will run for re-election. Alfred "Sonny" King, Burl Griffin, Jim Baze and W. W. "Bill" Balthrop have announced their intentions to run for the office. Griffin made the race in '60, losing by a slight margin. Thus far, only one other office holder has drawn opposition. Hen- ry Dew, Ada abstractor, has en- tered the race for county clerk, a post held by veteran Dow Thompson. Conjecture There's plenty of conjecture on possible county commission can- didates. Rumor has it Tom Murphy will j probably tackle Bob Austell again in the commission race while F. 0. "Bud" an- nounced for the post. Austell won a place on the commission in a special election last month. The other two commissioners, Rae Thompson and David Gray, may also draw opponents, b u t none have been prominently mentioned. (Continued on Page Two) County Meet- To Organize Sixteen county Republicans Republicans 'turned out Saturday afternoon for a kind of county- wide combined precinct meeting called by T. E. Forster Jr., chair- man of the Republican county committee. The meeting was held in the of- fice of Forster Manufacturing Co., Ada. Purpose of the meeting was to set up some Republican organiza- tion on the precinct level, and to begin organizing workers for a fund drive to finance a strong election campaign. Time To Start Noting that a vigorous opposi- tion party must inevitably result in better government and better service from elected officials, Forster said: "We can establish two-party system. It may be a long time off, but the quicker we start the better off we'll all In a preliminary stock-taking discussion, John Densford, the party's district chairman for the fourth congressional district, re- ported that a survey of registered voters showed 670 registered Re- publicans in Pontotoc County. Candidates Sought Party Airs Harmony Pleas, Then Gets Down To Arguing OKLAHOMA CITY of a increasingly bitter struggle between Gene McGill and Mike Grey for the state Democratic chairmanship was still in doubt Saturday after county conventions were held through- out Oklahoma. The Democrats came out strongly for party unity, then argued at length over the issues and the candidates. "We're going to have peace and harmony in the party if we have to fight for declared Woody Hunt, out- going Oklahoma City chairman. There were arguments over such issues as reappor- tionment and right to work, as well as the state chair- manship. McGill, the Alva rancher who has been party boss since Septem- ber, 1959, won endorsements from a number of counties. But he did not get nearly enough to assure him another two-year term as chairman. No Instructions .Grey, a druggist from Hooker, had not asked- for endorsements Harmony's Key Note At Ada Meeting Harmony reigned Saturday aft- courtroom for the meeting of the central committee. Both J. I. Jones and- Gene Mc- Gill had -smooth sailing. Jones, Allen businessman, was unanimously re-elected to serve as county chairman and a motion instructing county delegates to support McGill in his bid for state chairman received unanimous sup- port. Marie Bailey and Mrs. Joe However, the group noted that ana mr5'. anv Robnett, Roff, were nominated many registered Democrats vote the Republican ticket in the gener- al elections. It was generally agreed that if the Republican par ty could present a strong program and strong candidates, many o these would change their regis- tration. Forster appealed to the group to file themselves or persuade other possible candidates to file., for county offices. "We should have one or two for every he said. "We want to have more on the primary than just the state candidates." Committee For the financing drive; Forsler appointed an advance gifts com- mittee composed of Irl Rhynes, Earl Summers and Marvin Cox. He also urged those present to work in their own precincts to raise funds and to present the Republican case to the voters. (Continued on Page Two) Mrs. Nikita Plans Appeal To Americans LONDON (AP) Moscow radio said Saturday night Mrs. Nikita Khrushchev will broadcast a dis- armament appeal Sunday to the women of America. The announcement said the wife of the Soviet premier will speak in English over Moscow radio on the 31- and 41-meter bands at a.m.. Eastern Standard Time. The talk will be rebroad- cast at a.m., and at and p.m., the radio added. It quoted part of her speech as for the post of co-chairman. After voting by the group. Mrs. Bailey moved that Mrs. Robnett's choice be made unanimous. and did not get many. His cam- paign was aimed primarily at keeping the new county officers elected Saturday from being in- structed to vote for McGill when they attend the state Central Com- mittee meeting in March. County chairmen and co-chair- men, along with district officers. are members of the' state Central Committee. Friends Fall Out Reorganization of the party this year is much different than in I960 when McGill headed the "old BURNOUT Firemen Friday afternoon aniwernd a call to the 2800 block on North Townsend. They were in time to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings but no- body could have laved the house. The imill frame structure went up like a torch. Tom Gillispie lived in the home. He wit at the rear of the house burning some grass. The small fire got awiy from him ind spread to his home and within minutes the house and one small outbuilding were man of writhing, flames. Everything was lost. A neighbor itoed nearby, spraying hit yard and house with a garden base. He looked at the smouldering ruins. "I told him he better watch that little fire or It would get away from he Staff W. G. Massey also forces which soundly de- unanimous backing for ra-elec- j feated Gov. J. Howard Edmond- tion as secretary-treasurer, I son's bid for party control. A host of local office holders and hopefuls were introduced to the crowd. They included Virgil who; will'lnake the race foe state- senate; Sheriff Oren Phillips, County Treasurer Vir- gil'Hunt. County Judge Fred An- drews. County Commissioner Bob Austell, Court Clerk Carl Stewart, County Assessor Frank Jared, Francis Mayhue, a candidate for county attorney, and District Judge Boyce McKeel. Acting on a motion from Judge McKeel, assembled Democrats also instructed county delegates to work for the election of Marie Bailey as co-chairman' of the Fourth District, This mooting will held at Shawnee at a later date. Before adjourning, the commit- tee threw flowers on Democrats everywhere, Threa resolutions were passed. The first instructed county dele- gates to the state convention to support McGill. The second resolution commend- ed Democratic office holders for the entire stats of Oklahoma, singling out especially Sen. Robert S. Kerr, Sen. Mike Monroney, Congressman Tom Steed and Con- [ressman Carl Albert, Judge Me- (eel and the judges of the State Supreme Court for their action n the long reapportionment bat- le. This time the struggle was tween former friends in anti-administration fight. McGill blamed Jim Arrington, national committeeman from Stillwater, and a few others for. starting the revolt against him. Edmondson keynoted the Tulsa convention and called for harmo- ny. He opposed -McGill but is not taking an active hand in reor- ganization this year. Prediction As reports of the county con- ventions trickled in, McGill again predicted he would be victorious. And Grey headed back to Okla- homa City from the Panhandle for j Woman's Hurt When Brakes Fall On Car An elderly Pontotoc County wo- man suffered .serious injuries Sat- urday in an accident when the brakes failed on the car in which she was riding and the automobile slammed into a telephone pole. the 'I960 Tlie injured .was Mrs. Ada, who was "admitted' to-Valley 'View Hospital'for treatment of a1 frac- tured kneecap, fractured jaw and cuts on the face. The hospital listed her condition as "serious." Lake Of Arbuckles Dream Draws Nearer To Reality By W. L. KNICKMEYER [ganization and of. the Oklahoma Reclamation Association. SULPHUR (Staff) The Lake) aiso spcak for Dough- of the Arbuckles, a seven-year crty at the nearings. other dele- dream, is moving close to realiza- gations .havc" been sent from Da- tion for citizens of Sulphur and four other towns' Gar'-' vin Carter counties. Delegates left here Wednesday for Washington to appear before a House of Representatives sub- committee which has scheduled Treated and released were her hearing this week on a bill au- daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jolenc Les-i thorizing the million project. lie, 20, also Route 1, Ada, who was driving the car. and 1-year-old grandson, William Keith Leslie. Highway Patrol Trooper H. T. Gay said that the younger Mrs. Leslie was headed west, approach- the highway at the when Latta i 3inuui wuuii am: iccu- IT ized the brakes were not working which he believes will put him in Qn h she swerved to control And the last resolution tossed bouquets to Jones, Mrs. Robnett saying: "Let us sink atom bombs, and Massey for "their service to along with other weapons, in the tha county." deepest part of the ocean and live without weapons as good neigh- bors." f county.1 A total of 43 precincts were represented at Saturday's meet- ing. McGill said he was much en- couraged because resolutions in- structing officers for him were jassed at conventions in LeFlorc, loal, Sequoyah, Wagoner, Wash! .a, Kiowa, Harmon, Jackson, Pon- totoc and VVoods counties. Vote For Grey Oklahoma County instructed its delegates to vote for Grey. Most of the other counties did not instruct its delegation to the state committee meeting. Some ol the new officers said they favored Grey, some said they favored Mc- Gill and some said they haven't made up their mind. Among the uninstructed counties were Kay, Nowata, Garfield, Ste- phens, Canadian, Grady. Pottawa- tomie, Muskogee, Craig, Okfuskee. Ottawa, Choctaw, Pushmataha, (Continued on Page Two) approaching on'the highway and the car rammed the telephone pole. The car was reported a total loss. The accident occurred about p. m. CRASH LANDING James Boyd, high-jumping basket- ball player from Coalgate, went little too high in the game" with Caddo Friday night in the Atoka district tournament. In the photo above, he toured above hit opposing guard. Jimmy Minniard of Caddo, at he attempted to hit a driving layup shot. Juit how high.the lad can jump it evident from hit petition above the of .the Caddo player. But, alai, he came down and how. Boyd landed on hit back and wet knocked unconscious for a moment. He was given artificial reipiratlon by Coach Jim Willlt. In the photo at right, the player wat being admlnittered to by George New- berry of tht tchool tytttm and teveral other wor- ried friends. He wat taken to a hospital where'no teriout Injuriei were ditcovered. (P.S.: after hit demise, lott to the highly rated Caddo team in a hard-fought game and Jamet wat called for "charging" on the Staff Photos by Erntst Sulphur's representatives are Gene Cope, chairman of the water resources committee of the South- ern Oklahoma Development As- vis, Atdmore and Wynnewood.' A'nd-the local men feel-there is a good chance the bill will be ap- proved and passed during this session of Congress. The projected Lake of the Ar- buckles would be formed south- A survey report by the Bureau of Reclamation shows the dam would impound acre feet of water and yield 16.45 million gal- lons daily for use of the partici- pating cities..- -In'- addition" to a strictly, munici- pal water- the towns, the lake would provide in- dustrial water, for the Ardmore Air Field and the Kerr McGee refinery at-Wynnewood. west of Sulphur by constructior: The lake project has had a long and erratic history. It wax first of a rolled earth-fili dam near the confluence of Rock, Buckhorn and Big Sandy creeks. The lake when completed would be, Cope notes, "about the size sociation, and Calvin Price, sec- of Lake Murray, and twice as retary-treasurer of the same or-i deep." Young Car Thief Leads Wild Ckase Tennis Fans Start Early On Planning Local tennis fans are starting early this year, in a drive to pro- vide more funds to furnish lights for night play-on two more courts at the reservoir. Orval Price, well-known Ada businessman and tennis fan, is again spearheading the effort. He says about will be re- quired to completely equip two more courts for night play. Right I now, 16 fixtures have been or- dered. These' cost each and Price suggested that many tennis enthusiasts.'in the city might like to purchase a fixture or at least help to buy'one. A check may be sent to Price at the Witherspoon Finance Com- pany, 110 North Broadway. The courts, including two equipped for night play, were completed late last spring. They saw heavy .use throughout the summer months and late into the fall Themight courts especially were in constant demand.'It was not at surveyed in 1937 as a part of survey of the Red River and the Washita. The whole thing lan- guished then until about 1950. when a few local citizens began kicking the idea around over cof- fee. Cope was even then one'of the prime movers. Also active in ear- ly planning was R. "A. "Dick" Jennings, Sulphur abstractor. The talks led to formation of. the Murray 'County Water Re-; sources Committee which was later-expanded as nearby out-of- A 16-year-old Ada youth was in city jail Saturday jcounty towns became interested in night charged with car theft after playing a wild of tag-with the car's owner and city police. ja The weird sequence of events started Friday when Harold Chambless, owner of'the car in question, lent it to Albert Ward to go to the Ada Youth Center. At about 9 p. m. Friday, Ward discovered the car miss- ing from the place where he had parked it near the Youth Center and Police Headquarters. He notified Chambless, who in turn notified police. At about 8 a. m. Saturday, police in turn notified of k at the idea and down on it. "They couldn't see enough flood control benefits in Cope explains. But the Bureau of Reclamation, after some study, saw enough eco- nomic value in flood nicipal and industrial water sup- and recreational facilities, Chambless that his car was parked on West Fourteenth, to adopting the project. r inunlirnc near the cement plant, Chambless went, to the indi- cated location and found thei car, but had no key for it. He left the car there and went for a wrecker to. pull it in. When he returned to the spot, the car was gone again. Car Spotted .Saturday afternoon, Chambless, accompanied by Duard Willough- by, cruised around town looking for the car, hoping to find it Area Prepares Request For Special Funds parked somewhere. He had Bob Wolf, working under given up and was heading for I the governor's 'state organization for the federal to about 40 who The project involves construc- tion of an earth dam with a crest length of feet, raised 139 .feet above the level of the stream bed. The lake would drain an area of 126 square miles. Three pipelines would carry the water to the various towns: northeast to Sulphur (tlirce one northwest through Davis to Ada and Pontotoc County pre. Wvnnewood (20 .miles) and one pared for- requesting Area Develop- ment Administration funds with an j organizational meeting Friday home, when he saw the car, a 1955 Oldsmobile, at' the intersec- tion of Broadway and the Missis- sippi bypass. attended the meeting. The large committee of more Chambless gave chase. The flee-jthan M persons voted unanimously ing car turned off at the armory, organize itself formally.to corn- then left again at Rosedalc Ceme- tery, heading back into town. Chambless reports he chased the. car to First to get around and cut off. the flight. "But .every time I tried to go ply with the federal requirements. Next step would probably be the basic economic study.' called the "Overall Economic' Development Program." This must be prepared locally. all uncommon for players to .._j._ .u. i from the other around, a car would be coming; -The Ada-Chamber of Commerce out under the lights as late as midnight. _ The lighted s u rf a c e s were especially -popular with business people who could not find-time .to play during daylight' hours but could make arrangements for play in the evening. The local tennis club is cooper- ating -in the fund-raising: pro- gram. Interest in tennis has mush- roomed in Ada'in recent years and the addition, of two more-night- courts is badly needed to handle the: every growing number of players; young and old. way. At First, the fleeing" driver cut (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudlnent and colder Sunday; partly cloudy Sunday night, cold- er cast and-south; high around 40 north to mid JOs south. High temperature- in Ada Sat- urday, was 55, after a Friday night low of 45; reading at S p.m. Saturday, SO. is assisting the-organizational ef- fort. Ted. Savage, .manager, ar. ranged the' first meeting. The purpose of the ARA pro gram is .to help communities and rural -finance.facilities and industries that will create. new permanent employment. The Ada program is not yet for- mulated, but. it a .expected. to in elude proposals on the tracts owned by .the Ada -indiuitrial De- velopment: .Foundation''. '.oi-'Okla- homa. The latter organization owns several hundred acres south of the city and is planning a re- search'parkthere.'- Full membership of the commit- tee will'be announced toon; to Ardmore (21.63 Incidentally, the 16.45 million- gallon daily yield would be enough to meet tlie estimated needs of the area for the year 2015. The Reclamation Bureau re- ports the lake will give "essential- ly full control" of floods on Rock Creek and "desirable control benefits" along the Washita. ..And when the lake is .filled the water will back up until Jt's near- ly adjacent to Platt National Park, which the report notes is "al- ready congested." Additional rec- reational facilities provided by the lake are expected to relieve stme of .that congestion. Thus, the National Park Serv- ice has also added its stamp of approval'to'the project Of the total cost, about be. borne by the federal government, to pay for flood control, fish (Continued on Twe) An -ideal exercise is rolling in Gen." Fea. Corp.')
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