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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             The office's prime exponent of th. power of negative thinking h.d double cause for gloominess tod.y not only it the usual ,ort of Monday but h. forgot to take his vitamin pill before n. ventured forth Basketball Teams Open Regional Play, Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS North Sea Coast Towns Mourn Flood Victims, P-5 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Allied Aircraft Defy Threats On Air Lanes BERLIN aircraft flew through the north corridor from Berlin today to counter renewed Soviet pressure on the vital air lanes, informed sources said. Military and commercial transports thrust through the Berlin-Hamburg corridor over Communist East Ger- man territory, the informants said. The Western operation was designed to assert Allied rights in- face of the renewal of harrassing tactics by the Red air force. Western commanders gave .orders for the transports to fly deliberately below the level the Soviets want for ---------------their exclusive use for a three-hour period. For the seventh time since it started harassing Western iir links, to Berlin on Feb. 7, the Soviet air force told the Berlin Air Safety Center Sunday night it was reserving air space up to feet in the north corridor leading to Berlin from Hamburg, Wapanucka Freak Crash Kills Woman WAPANUCKA (Special) A freak accident here Saturday aft- ernoon took the life of a young Wapanucka mother, Mrs. Wanda Lee Smith, 21. Mrs. Smith was killed when she attempted to catch and stop her car, which had been set in mo- tion by her two-year-old daughter. Mrs. Smith, wife of Bruce Smith, had been chasing a calf had escaped from its pen. Her daughter, Belinda Lee, was with her in the front seat. When the calf had been driven back to the Smith home, Mrs. Smith parked the car in the drive- way and got out 'to herd the calf into the pen, leaving the car's engine running. Highway Patrol Trooper Nor- man Kious, who investigated the accident, said the little girl ap- parently pulled the gear lever of the" car and set the vehicle in motion. The car.moved backward first, then forward. Mrs Smith ran to the car, opened the door, and had started to get into the car when the vehicle sideswiped a tree. Mrs; Smith was crushed be- tween the car door and the body of the car. She died almost instantly. The car careened on until it struck the car port at the home of a neighbor across the street, Rob- ert Hamer. The little girl was un hurt. The accident happened about p.m. Saturday. Services have been tentatively set for Tuesday. Detailed arrange- ments are awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Smith's brother, who is in the armed services. Sunday Policemen 'Rest7 After Busy Saturday Ada policemen took a "rest" Sunday following a hectic Satur- day. Saturday was one of the worst on record for public drunkenness, traffic offenses and other law vio- lations. But. Sunday saw no cases filed in Municipal Court. The February accident toll still stands at 15 as none were record- ed during the two-day period. Late Saturday cases included: Tarzan Davis. 46; Vadte Lee Smyth. 54; Thomas W. Brittain, 69: Bill Green, 37; James B. Scott. 48; John Jay Futischa, 53; anc Aaron Nelson, 46, all arrested for public drunkenness. Jimmy Wychc. 17, was charged for speeding. Larry W. Jackson, 18. and J. B. Jennings, 20, were charged with reckless driving. Edward Brown, 21, and Essie Argrow, 20, forfeit-ad bonds on charges of creating a disturbance. to partly cloudy this aftcrnon and to- night, little warmer west por- tion; Tuesday partly cloudy, little warmer east, cloudy west, scattered showers extreme west; low tonight 25 northeast to 35 south; high Tuesday 60s. OKLAHOMA FIVE-DAY FOKECAST During the rest of this week twnperaturfis will average 2-7 degrees below normal, turning colder the latter half of the week. Normal maximum 53-60. Normal minimum 25 northwest to 38 southeast. Precipitation of .23 of an Inch west to near one inch east will occur as- rain about Wednesday and Thursday. High temperature in Ada day was low Sunday night, 57; reading at 7 a. m. Mon- day. 27. Allied control officers rejected the Soviet flight plan and ordered military transports to stand by. The Soviet move came after a weekend pause in the Berlin air crisis. Sunday morning, Moscow announced it had rejected a three- power protest that maneuvers of the Red air force in the corridors were dangerous and illegal. The Allies insist that air safety rules, in force for 17 years, re- quire notification of each individ- ual flight through the three 20- mile wide corridors'linking Berlin with Frankfurt, Hannover and Hamburg. The Western powers charged the Russians were trying to change the rule's by makin, "block bookings" for the Red air force. The Allies do not dispute Soviet contentions the Red force has equal rights in the cor- ridors but they insist on carrying out the safety rules.. The Allies complained to the Kremlin that Soviet jet fighters buzzed Western aircraft in the corridors last week. The West is making its firm stand because of the extreme im- portance of the air routes to Ber- lin, Otily by air can travelers go to Berlin and back without sub- mitting tickets at Communist con- (Continued on Pagt Two) McGill, Grey Both Claim Demo Victory OKLAHOMA CITY Democratic Chairman Gene Mc- Gill and Mike Grey, the man who wants McGill's job, both say they're going to win the battle for state chairman. McGill, who said Sunday his re- ports indicate he won the support of 16 delegations in Saturday's county conventions, said "I know that I have the necessary votes to be re-elected." The state chairman, who won an intra-party fight with Gov. J. Howard Edmondson two years ago for his present two-year term, said he had been contacted by many, newly elected county chair- men and co-chairmen. Grey, a Hooker druggist, was equally confident of victory. "I feel sure now I will be elect- ed state Democratic he said. County chairmen and co-chair- men, along with district officers, make up the state central com- Brighter Weather Boosts Ho Try At Orbit Flight DCS For First Half Of Countdown Starts For Tuesday Attempt CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A brightening weather picture buoyed hopes today that astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. will be launched toward a round-the-earth orbit Tuesday after months of delays. At a morning briefing, Project Mercury officials re- ported "generally improved conditions" in the Atlantic! recovery areas where Marine Lt. Col. Glenn's capsule sy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Crippling wind-blown snow and Storms Batter Midwest would descend. sleet storms which battered the The first half of a split two-day countdown was started _._. at a m The precount was finished at 6 a. m., with i Midwest over the weekend, leav- y jing a blanket of up to two feet both the Atlas booster rocket and Friendship 7 spacecraft described as in "go" condition. Officials were shooting for a launch between a.m. and p.m. Tuesday. The weather outlook in the Cape Canaveral vicinity gave officials some concern. A cold front pre- ceded by a squall line was ad- vancing into northern Florida this morning. pind living quarters for the fire chief, and the jiil I will be A YEAR A ytar afttr tht tornado of Feb. Staff improvement.. Two extra rooms will be added upstairs to ex- JFK Seefcs Powers To Meef Slump WASHINGTON Kennedy today sent to Congress legislation to give him power to trigger up to S2 billion of public works projects in the early stage of any business slump. In an accompanying letter Ken- nedy said the standby authority would be "an invaluable anti- recession tool." It would permit a speedup of authorized federal projects and provide grant and loan funds for the states to activate their own high-priority improvements, Ken. nedy said, without the necessity of waiting for congressional ac- tion which "may be too late." The standby plan, part of the three-point program urged by Kennedy in his economic message Jan. 22, has been hailed by most Democrats but attacked by Re- publicans as a potential invasion of congressional, authority. The other requested measures were standby powers to reduce income taxes subject to veto by Congress and permanently en- larged unemployment benefits. The three, Kennedy said, would permit the government to act "more promptly, more flexibly and more forcefully to stabilize; mittee, which select the chairman before March 31. Labor Leaders State Peace Pact E4fective i BAL HARBOUR, Fla. leaders open- ing their winter meeting said today the two-month-old armistic between feuding union groups appears to1 be holding up well. Rival wings of the 12.5-million member union fed- eration, representing the building traders and indus- trial union departments, reached a peace pact at a convention here in December. Union leaders attending the AFL-CIO Executive Coun- cil meeting said that the comparative harmony has led to agreement to push joint legislative drives m Con- ----------------------------------gress for measures on which r I there has been differing France Ends Peace Talks With Rebels PARIS French, said today secret talks with the Al- gerian nationalist rebels have ended, leading to speculation a cease-fire may be near. But a rebel spokesman insisted negotia- tions still are going on. enthusiasms before. Industrial unions reportedly have agreed to back the building trades in supporting amendments to the Davis-Bacon Act to include I fringe benefits, such as pensions and welfare funds, along with pay rates in calculating prevailing wages on federal construction projects. The government requires con- tractors working on such projects to meet the prevailing wages for the particular areas as deter- the conclusions will be brought U.S. Military Chiefs Confer On Viet Nam HONOLULU (AP) Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara meets top military leaders here i todav for the third time in two u Lot snow and sheets of ice, blus- itered into the Northeast today, i Effects of the.damaging weath- er in the eight-state storm belt from the Dakotas to Michigan were widespread. Some areas were virtually paralyzed. Thirty-one inches of snow cov- ered Sioux Falls, S.D., as the heaviest snow of the season swept eastern South Dakota and south- western Minnesota. The storms spread into areas holes could be found in the diplomatic through' which the rocket could INamara arrived Sunday night I from Washington and repeated re- gain- marks made earlier that the South Viet Nam' government appears to be making progress in the fight against Communist subversion and infiltration. He declined specific comment when asked whether the United be fired. A complete check of the er was due for about midnight tonight, after which officials were to make a preliminary decision. "We feel a lot more optimistic today than we did said Lt Col. John A. Powers, spokesman for the astronauts. "Conservatively I would say the odds are at least (XMO in our Liz Taylor Is Released From Hospital ROME Elizabeth Taylor went home today from Salvator Mundi Hospital. She was rushed there Saturday night, un- conscious, after an attack of food poisoning. Her husband, Eddie Fisher, who flew here Sunday from Lisbon, drove her back to their villa. Nurses a' the hospital said about 7 ov 8 o'clock, slept restfully and had breakfast! _If three-orbits, as this morning. They said she was feeling much better. The 29-year- oid actress is due to go back to States was involved in becoming guerrilla directly warfare against the Viet Cong Troops. .eastward, with heavy dicated in the northeastern upper lakes to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The violent wintry weather which whipped across the nation's midlands from the Rockies creat- ed monumental traffic jams. Thousands of motorists were tem- porarily stranded as strong winds whipped the snow into high drifts on highways and streets. Traffic-was. sharply curtailed. i .Before leaving Washington how- Uvpr Mr-Namara iaM that Prpqi Many schools called off classes Powers said one change had; ever, chm.ch services were can. been made in the lineup of ships. personnelj celled in many areas Sunday. poised to recover Glenn. The air- craft carrier Forrcsta! has re- placed the carrier Constellation in the miles east of Bermuda where Glenn would come down if he made only one orbit, instead of the hoped-for three. "Relaxed as he can Glenn planned to phone his wife and parents tonight before going to planned, Glenn will land in the Atlantic about 800 miles southeast of the Cape. work Wednesday on her latest Some cloudiness was predicted three-man negotiating team the prevailing wage determination 1 certain three-man contractors must match rived in Paris from the talks and the economy." The administration bill set out a formula which would permit the President to start the works programs. He could move when unemployment had risen in three out of four, or four out of six consecutive months by not less than one percentage point, and jmet at once with President; union-type labor costs. picture. A family spokesman and of- ficials of 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. in Rome denied at first that the actress was sick. This only led to a flood of speculation that she was gravely ill for there was an emergency call for an ambu- lance to her home here. Miss Taylor's personal physi- cian said later she was stricken with food poisoning, apparently from eating tainted oysters. Walter Wanger, 67, producer Cleopatra, who had been a din- Charles de Gaulle. The industrial unions also have agreed to help push another biiild- Arriving at his headquarters in tl.adcs ,_ tightcning ovcr. Tunis from the talks with the pay rcquircmcnts On federal. French, rebel Foreign Minister -LHerc Saad Dahlab told reporters: "Ne- gotiations are going on in very good conditions." Dahlab declined -to elaborate. Peace Settles Uneasily On Tropical Capital (Continued on Two) 'While his statement did not ap- pear to rule out the possibility ly aid construction projects. Here again the aim primarily is in the Cape Canaveral area by Tuesday morning. But NASA weather watchers were rooting for in-South Viet Nam serve only in i Hundreds of secondary roads technical and advisory capacities, i were blocked. Travel in southern and discounted a suggestion that i Minnesota was virtually halted. U.S. involvement might airports in Minnesota and into another Korea. South Dakota were closed. President Kennedy said at a! In Wisconsin, up to 150 cars news conference last week that U.S. personnel in Viet Nam. al- though not combat troops, have been ordered to "fire back to pro- tect themselves" if they are fired upon. Since the defense secretary's last trip to Hawaii in January, the United States has attempted to coordinate its aid program to the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem. Gen. Paul D. Harkins. was recently appointed to head a new U.S. military assistance it to thin out so Glenn can blast command 'in Saigon. off about a.m. EST. visibility is a must, to permit film- ing the rocket during the critical early phases of its flight. Project Mercury officials will make their final go-or-no go de- cision, based on the latest weath- er, at a midnight briefing Monday. There were three postponements last week after such eleventh-hour weather checks. planned to of ner guest at the Taylor-Fisher Saturday, was also taken countdown today, ,as able" to treat himself a. uf ne coun again after villa He was his Rome hotel suite. Miss Taylor, still somewhat weakened from an almost fatal pneumonia in London last year stiffen overtime pay obligations of and under heavy filming prossures nonunion contractors. industrial and building i here, fainted from a more severe trades unions are nearing agree-' ment, too, on'still another legisla-j [attack and was hospitalized. the decision is made to try for a launch. Out on pad 14, launch crews loaded the kerosene-like fuel back into the Atlas rocket Sunday after- noon. NASA said the rocket and (Continutd on Paat Two) Some Republicans in recent (Continutd on Pagt Two) Crash Victim's In 'Poor' Condition' Mrs. Nannie Leslie. 73. Route 1, Ada, was reported still in "poor" condition Monday morn- ing at Valley View Hospital fol- lowing a one-car accident Satur- day at th-a Latta School intersec- tion. Mrs. Leslie suffered injuries when the brakes failed on the car in which she was riding. The automobile smashed into a tele- phone pole. Her daughter in law, Mrs. Jolcne Leslie, 20, also Route 1, Ada, driver of the car was treat- ed and released. of a cease-fire soon, it indicated tive proposai. This seeks to legal- further contacts with the French: jzc at construction proj- are necessary before final agree-jects and'factor gates where such ment can be announced: pjcketjng js now prohibited by the The full rebel government on secondary boycotts, expected to meet soon to discuss The new-found cooperation with- GEORGETOWN, British Guiana uncertain peace settled on this tropical capital today aft- er a siege of rioting, looting and burning. Labor leaders called off their general strike against left- ist Prime Minister Cheddi Jagan, but his East .Indian followers were reported plotting reprisals in the hinterlands. British armed forces, hurriedly flown from Jamaica and London on appeal from Jagan, were outside Georgetown. Negroes gen- erally support Forbes Burnham, leader of the People's National Congress Jagan de- feated in last August's election. Tensions relaxed somewhat Sunday night, with the announce- ment of labor leaders that they had called off their week-long strike. The back-to-work call came aft- er the union leaders met three and a half hours with Jagan. One T RUM MClli HUUli.1 1T1U1 UUHjUII. WUW braced for trouble, although fire- ncgoliator said Jagan agreed lo a blackened Georgetown was quiet scrbjes of demands. Racial tensions between Ne- groes and East Indians ran high after rioting Negro mobs burned a half-mile square of George- town's business center and its A terse radio announcement said the unions, grouping civil servants, government employes and primary schoolteachers, had asked them to return to work with East Indian stores last Friday. the Trade Union Council also rec- The -rioting left six dead, scores ommending its strikers to injured and million property damage. Jagan, an East Indian himself, gets- most of his support from East Indian farmers and workers (Continutd on Two) ,the secret talks. It also was i thought likely the rebels would call a meeting of their parlia- ment, the National Council of the Algerian Revolution, which must have a say on any peace accord. Earlier, .diplomatic quarters in Paris expressed belief the word- ing of the French announcement indicated an agreement had been reached for ending the nearly 7VS-year-old rebellion. With a feeling of optimism pre- vailing in Paris, the price of gold fell off 'slightly. Frenchmen usual- ly sell gold when the political out-, look takes a favorable turn. I Area optometrist will_haye an Louis Joxe, French .minister for Algerian affairs and chief negoti- ator, arrived in Paris to make his report to De Gaulle. Joxe was accompanied .by Premier Michel Dobrc, and his two fellow negoti- ators, Sahara Minister Jean de JBroglie and Public Works Minis- in the AFL-CIO is an outgrowth of the December agreement to curb union jurisdictional disputes through a new type of peace ma- chinery. No such disputes have devel- oped since then. George Meany, AFL-CIO president, has just made an example, however, in cracking down on a'case involving differ- (Continutd on Two) Area Optometrists Plan Ada Meeting resume work. Civil servants and teachers iter Robert' Burpn, on his visit to struck for higher wages. The the president. (Continutd on Pagt Two) I "Glaucoma Detection" when" they convene for their .monthly meet- ing' Tuesday, .evening-in the Al- ridge Hotel, for a dinner-lecture meeting. Delivering tha paper will be Dr. W. M. Long, Lindsay: Attending Dr. presenta- tion ,will be-., representatives from optometric -societies in Shawnee, Coalgate, Pauls --Vallsy, Sulphur, McAlester and Chandler. Tour Revives Speculation On Bob Kennedy's Future Plans a super secretary of state. Others have hinted that the younger Ken- nedy already is beginning to pre- pare himself to bid for the Demo- cratic presidential nomination hi 1968. While they can only guess about any such developments, the Re- WASHINGTON (AP) Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy's world tour has revived speculation that sometime later .the" President's brother; may move, to the White House to expand his operations as presidential adviser. Although those accompanying the attorney general have tried to make it-clear he isn't armed with specific diplomatic powers, Kennedy has not hesitated to wade directly into ticklish inter- national waters, Kennedy's blunt weekend dec- laration to Indonesians that they would be crazy to think the United States wilt drop -its neutral atti- The Republican National. crats in Congress said that for Kennedy to take on Texas was like taking on the U.S. you couldn't win. But they didn't regard the matter as more than an incident. Democratic opinion apparently is- divided on whether Kennedy publicans have shown that they ought to move his advisory shop are assavinE line-by-line every- to the White House. HEsis m ano are assaying line-by-line every- thing the attorney general says. They obviously, are searching for some major boo-boo that goes beyond the attorney general's statement in Jakarta that the 1846-48 war with Mexico was un- and not a very bright Guinea apparently illustrated the confidence he has that he reflects accurately, the President's views. Republicans already have begun to depict trip as a kind of training mission for him to be- come what a few of them call mittee interpreted this' as "anoth- er startling example of -the Ken- nedy administration's obsession with catering to 'neutralist' opin- Texans of bothe parties howled protests. Some amused Demo- out of his brother's office almost daily but still has to spend time in the Justice'Department. There was evidence at the time he was named to the post that Kennedy was reluctant to become attorney general, that he waj more interested 'in foreign than legal affairs. There has been sub- sequent evidence that Presiden! Kennedy has had some second thoughts and has wished .he had brother at his elbow all the time. But some Democrats privately contend this would create a "clear it. with Bobby" situation in the White House. (Continutd on Pagt Two) Hopes Fade For Urban Affairs Bill WASHINGTON (AP) Pros- sects were dim for early approval President Kennedy's urban at- rairs proposal as Congress re- sumed a regular work schedule today. The administration apparently [aces at least a week's delay in a Senate test of the controversial plan to create a Cabinet-level urban department. In the House, the situation was even gloomier for. supporters of the -plan. Speaker John W. Mc- Cormack, D-Mass.. acknowledged Sunday in a television interview that the administration does not have sufficient votes at.this time to approve it. Administration leaders feel the Senate eventually will .approve the reorganization proposal, but plans to begin debate today apparently have gone by the boards. Congress mostly marked time last week while many Republican members were away extolling Abraham Lincoln in traditional party rallies. Swinging back into action, the House plans to take up two administration-backed meas- ures Tuesday. One would permit a temporary increase in the nation- al debt ceiling. The other calls for a program of retraining work- ers displaced by automation. The House Agriculture Commit- tee hears today from Secretary Orville L. Freeman on the admin- istration's sweeping new farm program and House tax writers begin a last round of discussions of Kennedy's tax revision pro- posals. the Senate side, a special Armed Services subcommittee re- sumes its investigation of govern- ment censorship practices. The Foreign Relations Committee may (Continutd or Pagt Two) One of the first things a child learns when he gets a drum is that he isn't ever gonna get an- other one. (Copr. Gen. Fea Corp.)   

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