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Publication: Ada Evening News February 21, 1962

Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma The dedicated science fiction fan probably was least impressed by Astronaut John Glenn's space feat. After all when you've long ago explored the canals of Mars via the written word, three short flights around Earth seem tame. George Had His Worries About Teen-Ager, P-5 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Trounce Norman Tigers See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 294 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY.21, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY U.S. Astronaut Begins Reports On Flight As Nation Hails Feat Miskovsky Focuses Main Attack On Gary George Miskovsky, former state senator from Okla- homa County and widely known attorney, Tuesday de- livered a slashing attack on former governor Raymond Gary. He spoke as another in a series of talks by guber- natorial candidates before the Ada Lions Club. Actually, Gary's name was never mentioned. He was referred to throughout the speech as the "Madill politi- cian" and was accused of numerous abuses of office. Miskovsky. who was unsuccessful in a bid for the ....._ ........_____ governor's chair in the elections of 1956 and was de-1 failed the earth, received Kennedy ____________i J .r_._ 4.U. ,.4-n ft 1 '_ f Urban Affairs Bill Bobs Up Before House WASHINGTON Kennedy's plan to create a new department of urban affairs and housing bobs up in the House to- day. It is expected to go down to quick defeat. Even Speaker John W. McCor- mack, D-Mass., has conceded he doesn't have enough votes to pre- vent House rejection of the plan, sent to Congress by President Kennedy under his reorganization powers. Charles A. Halleck of Indiana, House Republican- leader, said Tuesday he expects an over- whelming vote against it, and "I think you're going to be surprised at the number of Democrats who vote against it." He said he hoped it would come to a vote today, although 10 hours of debate are scheduled under House rules. This political hot potato was made hotter by Kennedy's an- nouncement he--would name Rob- ert C. ITNegro, to head the new department. Weaver, now chief of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, thus would be- feated for the state senate j and his wife, Ethel, at the thresh- in 1958, opened with the'hold of his private library. The preface: "I want to talk to you in lunch bucket lan- guage." His platform promises no in- crease in taxes, unless voted by the people; increased income tax President Plans To Welcome Glenn On Return To Cape GRAND TURK ISLAND (AP) Doctors checking astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. for after-effects of his or- bital flight have found him in as good condition as be- fore, a space agency spokesman indicated today. Preliminary examinations show "no signs of physio- logical change John is in excellent said Lt. Col. John A. Powers. Glenn, the nation's newest hero rose at a.m. after being kept busy in physical checkup and balance tests and other observations until almost 1 a.m., at which time he had been up nearly 24 hours. Today he looks fresh, rested and in good spirits, Powers said. Glenn breakfasted with his personal physician, Dr. William Douglas. Dr. Ashton Graybiel, a Navy physician from Pensa The'7upreme ruler of the Ro- cola, Fla., put Glen through the balance and disorienta- Pope Gives Praise For Space Flight VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope John XXIII received U.S. Ally. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy today and expressed his congratulations for the space flight of American astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. Pope John, who reportedly prayed for the successful outcome of the space flight while Glenn or- Pope was smiling1 broadly, at- tendants said. man Catholic Church expressed) his hope to the President's broth-! er, a Catholic, that scientific more attractive to industry; vote on right-to-work within 90 days of withhold- Progress, as demonstrated by the orbital n'Sht would "al- 'ways and only" be used for the welfare of mankind and the serv-1 Successful Flight's Only A Beginning CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Pope John first received Ken- h f .g astronaut H. Glenn Jr., three times around the world was but a be- struction. lowance; reapportionment. He didn't spend much time on his platform. He spent consider- able time on Gary. ja He spoke with a certain fond- ber. A ness of Governor J. Howard Ed- Kennedy joined the audience. The mondson, admitting that things I meeting lasted about 25 were not always rosy between the; Then the pontiff went to an ad minutes -later Mrs. which i ul- two. However, he said that "both are possessed of a crusading spirit." joining chamber where the other members of the Kennedy party iwere waiting. The pontiff spoke billion, will are coming into being from one end of the nation to the other. The success of Glenn's venture He also said that he and Cover-i with them for about five minutes. was a dcral nor Edmondson have agreed that: The Pope gave Kennedy a gold into sPace Tucsday Was a Slgna'' Gary, if nominated, will be de-j medal of his pontificate. He gave Throughout feated by the Republican candi- date. Miskovsky said that .Gary had more highway money to spend than his predecessors and accused the former governor of not mak- ing good use of the funds. He also attacked a number of personal transactions of Gary's. Among come the first Negro Cabinet j' member. Republican leaders expect to muster all but a few of their 174 House members against the plan, and they will be joined by a solid phalanx of 80 to 90 Southern Democrats who make no bones about disliking the idea of a Ne- gro in the Cabinet. This is more than enough to beat the plan. An adverse vote in the House them was purchase by Sooner Oil means the plan is dead, and it won't come to a vote in the Sen- (Continutd on Page Two) Ada Sticks To Feast Or Famine Crash Pattern It's either feast or famine as far as traffic accidents go in Ada. Following Monday's three-acci- dent spree, Tuesday was a quiet day on the traffic scene. No acci- dents were recorded and the total for February remains at 18. Three cases were handled in Municipal Court Wednesday morn- Jerry Lee Gammill, 18, was fined for speeding. Leona Franklin. 33, was cited for public drunkenness. Odis Owens, 49, forfeited bond on charges of creating a dis- turbance. (Continued on Two) Joycees Seefc 'Miss Candidates A group of lovely candidates will vie for the honor of being Miss Ada on April 6. The contest to name this city's representative to the Miss Okla- homa contest will be climaxed on that date at 8 p.m. in the main auditorium at East Central. The Ada Junior Chamber of Commerce has again accepted sponsorship of the event. Lloyd Jack serves as chair- man, assisted by Ray Warren and Don Carmichael.'Jack said he had already contacted officials at the college and in high schools throughout the county, urging candidates to come forward. He stressed that this year the i local civic club will try to make i the contest much more than bath- ing beauty competition. There will be a bathing suit division. But Mrs. Kennedy a. mother of pearl and gold rosary. Msgr. Thomas Ryan acted as j JUV.. TUn I.. OTDltS. remainder of 1962, the United States plans to fly five orbital identical to Glenn's and one of 18 there will also be a talent divi- interpreter. The Irish prelate is Pope John's English instructor. the audience, Kennedy visited Amleto Cardinal-iCicognani, Vatican secretary -of slate who served for 25 years as apostolic delegate in the United States. He also, visited the Sistine Chapel. Kennedy got up early for his appointment with the Pope and slipped out of his hotel not long after dawn for a walk in nearby gardens. He had gone to bed early the night before but was awakened by his press secretary to hear the news of Glenn's safe return to earth, "That's Kennedy (Continued on Page Two) Biology Classes Plan Exhibits At High School Ada High School's biology stu- dents will present an exhibit Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the high school. Benny Floyd, biology instructor, is in charge of the exhibit. More than a hundred varied ex- hibits will be set up on'the first first floor of the high school build- ing. Exhibits on the digestive and respiratory systems, the bone structure, and other aspects of biology will be included, They are all the work of stu- This program will continue into have orbited the earth 18 times each. Even now the National Aero- nautics and Space Administration is in the process of recruiting additional scientists and en- Recruiting tion tests which Graybiel had devised. The President planned to come to Cape Canaveral to greet.Amer- ica's first orbiting space.pilot on flight isolation on Grand Turk Island in le Bahamas. Kennedy, millions of Glenn's countrymen, and millions more around the globe hailed the new conqueror of the cosmos, who Tuesday whipped three times j around the world in 4 hours 561 minutes in his two-ton Friendship! 7 spacecraft. j For additional stories and pic- tures on Astronaut John Glenn's flight and its impact on the na- tion see page 10. "He indicated Glenn's perform- ance was almost identical with that before said Powers. Graybiel feels Glenn's sense of balance has not been affected, Glenn's program includes a thorough examination of vision, brain and nerve for comparison with his preflight the. start of the full debriefing by engineers and tech- nicians. One main question is what went wrong with .the automatic control- of yaw, or sideslip, in the space- craft. Powers said. Glenn spent COUGARS IN ACTION A opacity crowd jaw the Ada Cougars whip Norman, 52-41, here Tuesday night at the Ada Junior High gymnasium. Above is some of the action in the game as Ada's Mike Wood (in white) and Norman's Mike Roberts in a jump ball. The Cougars are the top team in Oklahoma's Class A ratings this year. The Norman win made their record 18-2. Ada fans figure this if the best Cou- gar basketball team in 20 years. They play their final home- game against Duncan here Friday night with the Boomer Conference championship hinging on the (NEWS Staff gineers to add to its roster Of his three-orbit flight us- I jng a kind of power steering to The object of the prolonged nr-, keep his spaceship in proper at- bital program is to accustom as- tronauts to life and working con- ditions in the dark of space and during periods of prolonged weightlessness. Space Trains On Dec. 7, NASA announced a to build titudc. The Friendship 7 spacecraft was brought here this morning by the destroyer Noa. then flown to Cape Canaveral, Fla., for in- spection by specialists. Powers said it1 appeared outwardly to A young Ada man was found j dead in his car in Wintersmith j Park by city police last night, with a gunshot wound in his heart, evidently self-inflicted. Richard Wayne Sloan. 20. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Sloan, 925 East Ninth, was found on a rou- tine patrol of the park by Officer Richard Gray about p.m. Tuesday. The car was parked just off the j road, south of the east 'arm of I Election Board Orders Of Court Ruling OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Election Board instructed its attorney today to appeal the state Supreme Court's latest ruling on City OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness this afternoon through Thursday: a little east this afternoon; cooler east and south lonighl and cast portion Thursday; low tonight 25 northwest to 50 south- east; high Thursday 42 north- east to 65 southwest. OKLAHOMA FIVE-DAY FORECAST From Wednesday to Monday temperatures will average near normal north and 4-7 degrees above normal south; normal maximum 53-60; normal mini- mum 25 northwest to 40 south- east; cooler followed by warm- Ing over weekend. Little or no precipitation Panhandle and southwest and .25 of an inch elsewhere occurring as showers over -weekend and in southeast tonight. High temperature In Ada Tuesday was 55; low Tuesday night, 51; reading at 7 a.m. Wednesday, 5C. Precipitation during the period ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday was .02 inch. sion and one where the girls ap- dents in the hi h bjo, pear in formal dress and are judged on such refinements as so- i cial graces, conversation, poise, etc. In fact, Mrs. Dollie Hoskins, Oklahoma City, coordinator of the Miss Oklahoma contest meets Thursday evening with Jaycees and Janes to discuss means to improve the pageant here. "We want to have as many en- tries in our local contest as we possibly Jack said. "We want to really make something out of it." SSOO-million program -space trains for use as bases which orbited the chimpan- exploration of the moon. ZC6i December. 1 Eventually, under this program j Glenn did fewer exercises two-man space ships will be lift- ed into orbit along with extra fuel tanks and then coupled in space in much the same fashion as railroad trains are assembled in a marshaling yard. The purpose of the space train i program is to train astronauts for 'future trips around and to the moon. spaceships will remain in orbit for a week or longer. Two-Man Flights Flights by the two-man space- craft are scheduled to begin in flic 1963-64 period, NASA said, with the present seven astronauts act- ing as pilots. Toward the end of this experi- ment, the United States will be- Lake. Young Sloan was the right front seat. A .25 calibre pistol was lying on the Nigh Backers Complete Area Organization County organization for the George Nigh supporters were completed this week for the gu- bernatorial campaign. Officers were formally selected late Mon- day. Bowie B a 11 a r d, automobile dealer here.and long-time friend of the lieutenant governor, was named county chairman. Ben Todd Jr. was elected city chair- man. Duard Willoughby was selected publicity chairman.. Mrs. B. C. Jackson was named women's chairman; Harral Al- len, finance; Jim Lewis and Charles Blackwell, East Central co-chairmen; Area chairmen are: Phyllis Gault, Allen; and Frank Lewis, Stratford. (Continued on Page Two) Russian Proposes Pooling Efforts In Space Ventures MOSCOW Premier Khrushchev congratulated Ameri- ca today on Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr.'s orbital flight and sug- gested that the United. States and the Soviet Union pool their re- floor beneath his legs. The glove compartment direct- ly in front of Sloan was open and a note which police said was writ- ten by Sloan was lying on the open door. Police Chief Homer Gosnell said authorities are convinced the death was by suicide. Gosnell said the medical ex- aminer. Dr. Ray U. Northrip, after a preliminary examination, placed the time of death at "eight hours or less' before the finding of the body. Officer Gray said he had no- ticed the car parked in the same spot earlier, at about p.m. License Tag Sales Run Ahead Of 1961 Pace legislative elections to the-U. S. Supreme Court but the decision apparently will not block upcom- clections. After a long conference with Gov. J. Howard Edmondson. Chairman Clee Fitzgerald and member Herbert Hewett released a statement announcing their in- tention to appeal the order it must hold legislative elections under ex- isting apportionment acts. License tag sales are running I However, the appeal is not ex- well ahead of last year in Pon- toloc County. Christine Linker, local tag agent, said Tuesday the tag total for 19G2 is running approximately 500 ahead of 19G1. As of Tuesday. almost automobile tags had been sold here. Commercial plates were running 150 ahead of last year and farm licenses were about 50 ahead. Purchasers must acquire their tags prior to Saturday, March 3. or" the price will double, Miss ment acts are unconst.tutional and peeled to be perfected in time 10 affect the May primaries and the two board members said filings for legislative offices would be accepted in the usual manner. The board statement added, however, the situation could change if a private citizen saw fit to file a suit in federal. court seek- ing to prevent the board members from violating their oath of of- fice. The two contend the apportion- Linker noted. Through the month of February, the price increases at a rate of 10 cents per day until sources to explore outer space, j that time. Gray said. There was nobody in the car at a total of is reached on March He made his proposal in a mes-, when the officer returned last doubled. 3 at which time lira price is sage to President Kenedy, quot- (Continued on Page Two) ed by the official Soviet news agency Tass, Khrushchev said such a joint effort "would be very beneficial to the advance of science and would be acclaimed by all -peo- ples who would like to see scien- tific achievements benefit man and not be used for cold. war purposes and the arms race." Tass quoted Khrushchev as say- ing; "I should like to hope that the genius of man, who penetrat- ed the depth of the universe, will be able to find a road to an en- during peace and to ensure pros- perity to all peoples on our planet earth which in the space age, though it does not seem to be so As of today, the penalty is they would be violating their oath to uphold the Constitution if they held elections under them. The court last Monday issued its fourth order to the board to hold legislative elections under the 19G1 House apportionment act large, is still inhabitants." dear to all its ALL ABOARD! Astronaut .John Glenn, elimbt into the Mercury ipace capfule from the platform on the eleventh floor of the gantry (urrounding the Atlat rocket at the launch pad at Canaveral for hii orbital flight. (NASA Photo vii AP WASHINGTON of- ficials, .although not. commenting publicly, privately welcomed So- viet Premier Nikita S. Khrush- chev's suggestion today that the two, countries pool their resources in exploring outer space. In fact, the United' States has made a number of similar pro- posals since 1958, and the hope is that 'Khrushchev's message may indicate-a change in the .Soviet which heretofore has in- dicated, no real disposition to en- gage in such-cooperation. The White House said the Soviet leader's message had not yet been received. The it is. un- derstood, is at the State Depart- ment and will be forwarded to-the White House after translation.. Six-Inch 'Fall Just Isn't Worth Discussing In 'Snow Capital' HOUGHTON, Mich. is only a piddlin1 32 inches deep, and only snow flurries were fore- cast for today in this Upper Mich- igan college town that lays'claim to "snow capital of the Midwest." Tuesday wasn't much of a snow day, either. Somewhere between half' an inch and an inch fell. real dumper storm. And this is, winter, but the1 streets and main hilly country. I highways generally are swept lifting the season's fall to. 13 feet, So it isn-t big ncws in tne 1 inch. I Houghton Mining' Gazette when a Back in the 1949-50 season, it fcw inche-s But it always has lived with iclean- First scrapers with double- snow and knows how to handle w'dth blades come by. Behind Winter snowfall seldom measures'lhcm are vacuum cleaners of- less than 120 inches-10 feet that suck up the snow and Houghton and the neighboring; blow jt across the. roadside Jjanks counties of Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon. and the 1941 Senate apportionment law. The "court has said the acts do not follow constitutional provisions but has refused to declare them unconstitutional. Fitzgerald and Hewett said they were instructing their attorneys to begin the appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court "at the earliest practicable time." "We respectively disagreed with the last decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court." the board's statement said. "But it must be (Continued on Two) Negro Has Good Chance At Top Post WASHINGTON Hu- bert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., said today there is a very good chance Robert C. Weaver soon will be- come the first Negro Cabinet secretary of, welfare. Republicans are publicly urging the move. Humphrey, the assistant Sen- ate Democratic leader, said he would not be at all surprised if President Kennedy names Weaver to succeed Secretary of" Welfare Abraham A. Ribicoff. The senator said Weaver is well qualified for the post. Ribicoff has announced he ex- pects to campaign in Connecticut this year. Friends have said they have no doubt he will seek the Democratic nomination to oppose GOP Sen. Prescott Bush. really 23 feet, 5 inches j rjctrait worth. That set a record for this New York or h G tt the, 8 copper-mmmg. country on _the, fc stand Keweenaw.Pemnsula that juts through- his living into Lake Superior from L-pper I lg can be expected around Nov. 18, and. it has -snowed as late as May. 3. But a" siXrinch overnighter that snow usuaUy ting down- Folks don't go outside through- the first door they., come. to. That's because they- don't try to keep a 3iA711 T j would paralyze- -New York -ori more than..one pathway cleared Washington hardly turns morning: to the outside. coffee-break conversations to And usually1 that pathway is weather here. It just isn't unusual enough. There is- no real interruption with everyday- '-life ;or business. -Trunkline traffic moves consider- ably faster than at- a snail's pace, even .-within: a.-few hours- after a. across a an .elevated wooden walk supported by -two-i which often tower six to eight feet above the pavement level. Some motorists run up their ra- dio aerials and. attach red flags at the top. That's so they can be seen by others as-they approach _ .intersections made blind by the Publisher-sn-owbanks. Temperatures in this northern region often drop to zero "or. be- low, and some farm "families still warm., beds-for the children by placing between the .sheets sticks of wood or bricks heated in the oven.. Authorities are keeping a-spe- cial vigil against roadside snow caves children. They-are afraid passing snow, plows might collapse them on the. little fellows. Snows, especially-when driven outside' look that -runs out to the i into road-plugging 'drifts, have .street, reached by steps carved forced school closings. But so 'far in the snow. Boardwalks are put out before 'the snows come. this winter schools have been closed only five the-rec- Sidewalks-just' aren't" used jnjord for a season is only 16 days. licans have accused Ken- of injecting the racial issue in the controversy over his pro- posed cabinat-level department of urban affairs by his announce- ment he would name Weaver, the housing administrator, to head the agency. With the House expected to kill, Kennedy's reorganization plan. (Continued on Two) HOLIDAY OBSERVED The Post Office will be closed all day Thursday in ob- servance of George Washington's birthday, Postmaster Hicks Smith Jr. reported Wednesday. Anatomy: Something everybody it looks better on a girl. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;

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Publication: Ada Evening News

Location: Ada, Oklahoma

Issue Date: February 21, 1962

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