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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Modern dance fads come and go. They have their brief periods of popularity, then fade like the roses of summer. Yet a headline in an area paper reads: "Rotary Chick Program Will Be Continued." Evidently the twist it here to itiy. Cougars Play At Ardmore Tuesday See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Mud Slide In Old Quarry Traps Skindivers, P-3 58TH YEAR NO. 298 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Area Candidates Line Up Early As Filing Opens County officers and challengers lined up Monday morning as the filing period for candidates opened at the election board office in the local courthouse. Sixteen men took the plunge before noon Monday. The first hat in the ring belonged to Alfred "Sonny King who filed for sheriff. He was followed by two incumbents, Norman C. superintendent of county schols, and Carl Stewart, court clerk. Sprinkled throughout the morning, these other names appeared on the dotted line: J. R. Rae Thompson, county commissioner Fred Andrews, county judge; Virgil Hunt county treasurer; Bob Austell, county commis- sioner Henry Dew, county clerk; Pat Holman, coun- ty judge- W. W. Balthrop, sheriff; Samps McCown, coun- ty commissioner Francis Mayhue, county attorney; Jim Baze sheriff; F. 0. "Bud" Jones, county commis- sioner David Gray, county commissioner and I, Buchanan, constable The filing period closes at 5 p. m. Friday. Candidates for state offices must file at Oklahoma City, but may pick up their Bob Kennedy Confers With Dutch Leader Washington Takes Time Out To Stage Salute To Astronaut Nation's Capital Goes All I y Out In Tribute To Glenn Vl0lence Flares THE HAGUE, Netherlands F. Kennedy called today for both Indonesia and the Netherlands to take a "factual and rational" approach to the ex- plosive issue of West New Guinea. The U.S. attorney general, near- ing the end of a world tour during he has visited both the countries contending for the Southeast Asia island territory, clearly implied he found both the Dutch and Indonesians ap- proached the issue emotionally rather than factually. "If a factual approach could be made and a genuine effort made by rational people" from both sides, he said, it might be pos- sible to get both governments to- gether at the conference table to work out a peaceful solution. Kennedy refused to say whether he had made any suggestions to Foreign Minister Joseph M. A. H. Luns during a 70-minute confer- ence they held today. Luns said they had a "good and friendly exchange" but that it was not conclusive since Kennedy is only on a fact-finding tour. Aides- to Kennedy said he brought no message -from the In- donesian Dutch. government to the Kennedy said his mission in both the Netherlands and Indo- nesia "had been to hear the peo- ples' views and their suggestions credentials at the courthouse, if they desire to do so. Registration for the May 1 elec- tion is somewhat complicated. For city voters, registration closes March 9 and is open again April 2-20. For rural voters, the registration period extends to April 20. The variation is due to a couple of city elections to be held in March. Registration for city vot- ers closes March 9 in order for them to become eb'gible to cast ballots in the March 20 municipal election and the school election on March 27. CLAIMED twisted wreckage of this automobile is grim evidence of a one-car accident that claimed tht life of Malcom Vtrnon, 30, Route 5, Ada, early Sunday morning. The car against the abutment where it sheared off five of the heavy support posts on the Springbrook bridge four miles west of Ada on SH 19. In'the foreground, right, is the drive shaft that was torn loose and stuck in the ground next to the driver's All Really Isn't Rosy In Steel Talks BAL HARBOUR, Fla. (API- Labor union sources reported to- day that steel negotiations in Pittsburgh have not progressed nearly so well as it is generally First Lady Postpones Trip To India 'WASHINGTON (AP) The White House announced today that, because of a sinus infection, Mrs. John F. Kennedy has been forced to postpone the start of her India-Pakistan- trip for to replace contracts week. She is now due to beginl expiring June 30. It is not now the journey March 12. iexpected the March 1 target will The White House said the post- be realized. believed. The basic terms for a new labor contract simply have not yet been determined, according to in- formed reports circulated here at the winter meeting of the AFL- CIO Executive Council. The re- ports suggest that the friendly at- mosphere of the talks has been no more than just that. Both sides have been aiming in- formally at a March 1 settlement' in response to President Kennedy's repeated urging for an early Accident Kills Ada Resident Ex-Pianist Displays Art NEW YORK I J. m, I Vila was a piano virtuoso at 31 A projectionist for the McSwam Theater died Sunday I but a ycar IaFter he becamc com. in Valley View Hospital from injuries he received when paralyzed and totally his car smashed into a bridge abutment on fog-shrouded blind. SH 19 four miles west of Ada Sunday morning. Malcom Vernon "Mac" May, 30, Route 5, Ada, died at p. m. Sunday, from internal injuries and severe, lacerations of the head. Highway Patrol Trooper H, T. Gay, who showing 28 well-executed oils the accident, said May hit the Springbrook bridge abut- ment early Sunday morning. A passing motorist found May pinned in his car on the-bridge-about a. m: WASHINGTON nation's capital shouts a lusty salute today to astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. A White House ceremony, a triumphant parade along Pennsylvania Avenue and an appearance before Con- gress await the Marine lieutenant colonel who Tuesday carried the Stars and Stripes three times around the globe. A light but steady rain fell on Washington early this morning and the Weather Bureau predicted continued cloudiness and rain through the day. But the weather prospects were not likely to damped the spirits of the expected to line the route as Glenn steers the traditional course of heroes motorcade from the White House to the Capitol. His wife and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at his side, Glenn will proceed at about two miles an sharp contrast ,'to the 1.530-miles-an-hour rate at I which he hurtled through space as.the first American in earth or- WASHINGTON (AP) The bit. :Supreme Court ruled unanimously! Government workers released that no state may require Court Rules On Freedom Rider Issue In Algiers Today Vita opens his first one- man exhibition of oil paintings. Still severely crippled and par- jtially blind, the 36-year-old artist ponement was decided upon on the advice of the First Lady's physician. She has been suffering from "a low-grade sinus infection for sev- eral press secretary P'erre Salinger said. The infec- tion has caused an occasional the continuing high rate of un- fever, he added, but the fevers have been low. The First Lady was at the air- port in West Palm Beach, Fla., for a peaceful solution. Asked j today to see her husband off on whether he had made any sug- gestion to Indonesian President Sukarno, he replied that the Unit- ed States is a friend of both Indo- nesia and the Netherlands. "We, along with many other countries, are making efforts for a peaceful solution andfo get the two parties sitting down to come to a settlement." he said, Kennedy arrived Sunday from Bonn for a busy round of calls before flying this afternoon to Paris, his last stop before flying home. Soon after" his arrival he and his wife had tea with Queen Juliana at Huis Ten Bosch, her palace on the outskirts of The Hague. Sunday night the attorney (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Much colder this afternoon, colder north and cold wave southeast to- night; a little colder Tuesday; mostly cloudy this afternoon through Tuesday; occasional freezing drizzle cast portion this afternoon; occasional light snow vest portion late tonight spread- Ing over east portion by Tues- day afternoon; low tonight near xero northwest to 25 southeast; high Tuesday 10 northwest to 28 southeast. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA Temperatures will average S-S degrees below normal north to near normal south. Normal high 52 north to 64 south. Nor- mal low 22 northwest to 32 southeast. Cold first of week, warmer mid-week and colder about weekend. Precipitation will average lit- tle or none west to V; inch or more east portion occurring ns occasional rain through mid- week. High temperature In Ada Sun- day was S3; low Sunday night, 29; reading at 7 a. m. Monday, 2J. the flight bringing astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. and his family to Washington for a day of honors. Sunday she went water skiing and took a dunking. She did not make the trip back to the Capitol today, staying for a few more days in the sun. Exact details of Mrs. Kennedy's itinerary have yet to be worked out, but the delay will knock out the first eight days of her previ- ously announced schedule. She will start the trip with a visit in New Delhi, India, and carry (Continued on Page Two) State Totals Six Deaths On Highways The steel labor situation is be- ing watched closely by union j By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS leaders in other industries for clues on a nationwide bargaining trend. Over the weekend, the AFL- C10 council expressed alarm at employment and called for a com- bined drive for higher wages, a federal income tax cut and in- creased public works spending to expand purchasing power and create more jobs. George Meany, AFL-CIO presi- dent, said in a locally televised interview that organized labor wanted to see the administration avoid "the coming Kennedy re- cession in the next six months or so." The AFL-CIO leader said eco- nomic recovery has struck a snag and that interest rates again have started climing. He advo- cated a flexible work week sys- stem that would reduce normal work hours below 40 a week in (Continued on Page Two) Vote s Good Example Of Politics In Action WASHINGTON (AP) The crushing defeat last week of President Kennedy's plan to es- tablish an urban affairs depart- ment at the Cabinet level ended the first big political battle of 1962. But is it really ended? Kennedy called the new department "nec- essary and inevitable" and said it must come some day. That means the battle will be fought again, probably next year. Northern big .city Democrats are planning to hit hard at Re- publican opponents in this fall's elections on the ground that their votes against the plan were "anti- city" and even since Kennedy had announced he would name a Negro, Housing Administrator Robert C. Weaver, to the new Cabinet post. Republicans angrily denied any implication that they wre against having a Negro in the Cabinet. They said they took their stand on principle and took it before Kennedy said anything about Weaver. They accused Kennedy of -injecting "racism." The urban affairs fight shows how a relatively 'Simple political issue can gather moss as it rolls through the slow paths of Con- gress. It ij subject to political strikes from one side or other, parliamentary maneuvers and partisan tactics until It is very hard to see the original stone be- neath its hairy covering. In fact, the urban affairs fight is almost a textbook illustration ot how politics is played in the big league .of Washington, circa John F. Kennedy and Anno Do- mini 1962. As such, it is worth retracing chronologically: April presented the urban affairs plan to Con- gress, asked that it be enacted into law to give top-level repre- sentation to the urban dwellers who now make up 70 per cent of the population. The House Government Opera- lions Committee held hearings, eventually reported favorably on a bill to set up the department, and sent it to the Rules Commit- tee, which decides which bills Tie to the house floor. The Rules Committee did not act. Jan. 22, House "Re- publican Policy Committee an- nounced its opposition to the new department on the ground it was an unnecessary .addition to the federal bureaucracy. Jan. 24, days after (Continued on Two) Oklahoma counted six highway deaths Sunday, three of them re- sulting from accidents on U. S. 81, increasing the state'si fatality toll to 98 compared with' 85 at this time a ycar ago. The dead: Miss Hallie Langliam. 64, Enid. Mrs. Julie Bohanan, 18, Fort Worth. Leonard Anderson. 77, Ryan. Mrs. Shirley Heilaman. 25, Okla- homa City, Donald Ray Hathaway, 18, Boise City. Malcolm Vernon May, 31, Ada. Miss Langham and Mrs. Bo- hanan were killed in a 2-car crash on an icy overpass on U.S. 8: south ot Enid Sunday night. They were passengers in a car driven by Mrs. Dorotha Faye Hawkins, 27, Enid. It collided with a station wagon driven by Dale Lee Green, Mrs. Hawkins and Green's .wife, Dolores, 25, were injured critical- ly. Three Hawkins children and three of the Green children were injured. Anderson was killed on U'S. 81 sout1- of Comanche in an accident which involved four cars. A car driven by Mrs. Milton Steengrafe, 57, Oklahoma City, ran off the shoulder 'to avoid a collision with Anderson's car. An- other car driven by Mrs. Mary Johnson Vasser, 43, Kerrville, Tex., was following the Steengrafe car ind collided with the Ander- son car. A car driven by Wayne Leon Rader, 38, Duncan, then smashed into the rear of the Vas- ser car. Highway Patrolman Bill Grimes said there was a dense fog at the time of the accident. He said Mrs. Vasser was injured critical- y- Mrs. Heilaman was killed in a car-train collision in Oklahoma City and Hathway died of a bro- ken neck after his car overturned on U. S. 64 about 25 miles east of Boise City. May was found, dead in the wreckage of his car after it hit a bridge abutment on Okla- homa 19 about four miles west of Ada. THEATRE CLOSED The McSwain Theater will be closed until 4 p.m. Tuesday be- cause of .the funeral for Malcom Vernon "Mac" May, an employe of the theater who died Sunday of injuries.suffered in a one-car ac- cident nead Ada on SH 19. 'Gay said that May apparently fell asleep at the wheel. A heavy technique romantic, impres- sionistic, abstract, .and surrealist. His brilliant 'colors and icy pastels, most of them landscapes, are haunted by his personal sense LCII au nn. mist blanketed the road loss, his love for music and preaching the bridge. Slippery 'h's to come back into roads caused by the mist and as a productive and self- poor visibility made driving con- .sufficient person. ditions even more hazardous. and, raised in Brooklyn as ,11- i one of eight children, Vita was May was travelling wwl alone wn iam) when he veered left and struck the bridge. His car rammed the south side of the bannister, shear- ing five of the heavy concrete support posts. Tte impact completely de- molished the front section of May's car. Pieces of motor and transmission were scattered along the length of the bridge. Freakishly the drive shaft rip- ped loose, hurled into the air and struck a foot into UK ground beside the wreckage on the driv- er's side. Gay said that if the car had missed the abutment by only three feet or so it would have plunged off the bridge into lire creek below. For obituary information see page two. Accident Victim's In 'Fair' Condition Kent Dale Morrison, 20, 1115 South Stockton. Ada, was-reported in "fair" condition at Valley View Hospital Monday morning after he was injured Saturday in a two- car head-on crash in Ada. Morrison suffered a fractured pelvis and lacerations of the face when his auto collided with a car driven.by Don Edwards Summers, 32, 1710 South Broadway. The two cars came together just below Ihe crest of' the hill south of Twenty- fifth on South Broadway. drawn piam) and compose music. At 21, he al President Kennedy's direction j racial segregation of transports- and school children on special! tion facilities. ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) Ar- mored cars and riot troops swarmed into the heart of Algiers today but European terrorists killed 10 more Moslems, virtually under the eyes of police. The Algerian nationalist rebels' parliament was meeting in Tripoli and was expected to approve a cease-fire with the French before the day is over. Oairlng Raid This was expected to touch off another 'eruption of violence by the secret army, enemy of both the rebels and the French govern- iment. In its campaign to block Algerian independence and keep the ter- holiday will pack, the sidewalks, with 17 bands blaring tunes at one or two-block intervals. Motorcycle and mounted police. a color guard and units of all branches of the armed forces will lead tlie way. The only Marching band will be the Marines', play- ing "The Marine "The Washington Post March" and "Semper Fideles." The day's celebration starts late in the morning at Andrews Air Force Base on another musi- cal note, "Hail to the Chief." This will greet Kennedy as he arrives from Palm Beach. Fla., with Glenn, memners of the as- tronaut's family, and Virgil I. Grissom, who made a suborbital space flight last July. Glenn will be given a brief "full honors" performed one of his "Fantasia in Three "at Ule white House, as for 'he late maestro Arturo six fenow astronauts look on, canini who was so impressed that he gave the young man his baton. the 4n-year-old space hero will re- ceive a key to the city from Dis- Vila gave a series of recitals! trict commissioners. including one in Carnegie Hall. He also performed at private con- certs, continued to compose and taught piano. At the Capitol, Glenn will ad- dress a joint meeting of Congress assembled in the House chamber. Its ruling applies both to intra- state facilities, that is wholly I ritory French, the secret army Sunday staged one of its most attacks to bazooka on a French military police been settled by its previous de- cisions and is no longer open to litigation. It directed the U.S. District Court in Mississippi to rule on protests by Freedom Riders who were arrested in Jackson, Miss. The Supreme Court told" the District Court to dispose of the case expeditiously, "in the light of this (today's) opinion." Chief Justice Earl Warren read the court's unsigned opinion which said: "We have settled beyond ques- tion- that no state may require racial segregation of interstate or intrastate transportation facilities. The question is no longer open; it is foreclosed as a litigable issue." The case went to the Supreme Court on an appeal by the riders from a ruling by a special three- judge U.S. District Court in Jack- son last Nov. 17. Tin special court at that time Then he developed a brain capital djgnjtaries at the State tumor. Vita lost all his sight andjDepartment. Glenn will retire thn IISP nf his hndv. 1 i..._ After a private luncheon with tof enJoin fate and ,nit-al at. State offlcials from Arcing racial the use of his body. with his wife and two children, Physicians gave him little !DavJd, 15. and Lyn. H, to their chance of recovering even partial I (Continued on Pige Two) Ada Accident Total Remains At Same Level Theaccident toll on Ada's streets is running about 10 ahead of last year's, but Sunday contributed nothing to the mounting number of smashups. The total for February stands at sight or mobility. He would not believe them. In addition to fol- lowing a strenuous routine of physical therapy, he underwent several operations which doctors were not at all sure would do any good. His sight began to return in one eye. Operations restored sight in the other. Now, he has only direct and limited vision. He can- not move his eyes to right or left, nor can he see farther than three feet without double vision. Working under the guidance -aKd combined total for the the Institute for the Crippled is now 50 compared to 40 at Disabled, Vita began to paint as :this same time jn -61 Sunday was quiet. Only two cases were filed and they were for non-traffic violations. Emmit E. Potes, 51, and Earl Owens, 27, were fined for public drunkenness in the only cases handled in Municipal Court. returned, although he still his balance and becomes dizzy after a small amount of physical exertion. The institute taught him how to (Continued on Page Two) Replies To Khrushchev Kennedy Hopes For Summit Meet By June 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Kennedy has told Soviet Premier Khrushchev he hopes de- velopments at t the Geneva dis- armament conference can lead to a summit meeting by June 1. The United States and its West- ern allies reportedly are consid- ering short-range disarmament proposals which they hope the Soviet" Union might accept "quick- ly at Geneva, thus providing a basis for. a summit meeting in May. Included 'is a proposal ban- ning transfer of nuclear weapons to other nations. Kennedy's views were ex- pressed Sunday in a note to .Khrushchev rejecting the premier's second proposal that heads of the 18 nations involved open the Geneva talks The President, who wants the talks opened at the foreign min- isters' level, told Khrushchev.that' to have a heads of government. meeting at the beginning of'the [question Khrushchev's motives conference "would' be to begin (for seeking a quick summit scs- with .the wrong end of the prob- Kennedy added the hope that "developments in the conference and internationally would make it useful to arrange for the personal participation' of'the heads of gov- ernment before June sion. Khrushchev's note had im- plied Kennedy and Macmillan were not sincere in wanting some preliminary results to come .from the Geneva talks before plunging into a summit session. Kennedy firmly rejected Khru- shchev's contention that possible British Prime Minister Harold JU. S. resumption .of atmospheric Macmillan, who conferred testing would be an ag- Kennedy by telephone.-Friday when the President was drafting his reply to Khrushchev, also re- jected the .Soviet -premier's :bid gressive act. He. said it was strange that the Soviet Union, .which broke the truce on atmos- pheric testing last -fall, should for-March summit talks. accus- the United States- of officials said that Macmillanls re- j aggression'.. ply, .like Kennedy's, repeated the view that the conference' 'should open at 'the foreign ministers' level. The.tone.of-Kennedy.'s note was restrained and not. as truculent as: Khrushchev's most recent "one. .The President said be did not U. if resumed, "would be a matter of prudent policy in ,the absence of the effectively con- trolled nuclear test agreement that we have so earnestly Kennedy said. The Geneva conference is be- set afire. Killings Continue French authorities retaliated by moving armed forces into Algiers from outlying bases, but still the killings went on in the crowded street of Algiers. Six Moslems were slain on the Rue Michelet. Police arrested a European and said he admitted one of the attacks. Four Moslem dead and one wounded were sprawled over a 100-yard stretch of sidewalk op- posite the University of Algiers. Moslem Dead An aged Moslem with a pointed white beard and dressed in a flowing robe lay dead across the street from the U.S. Information Service library. A Moslem youth, badly wounded, huddled by his side. A young man who had' passed just before the attack said they had'been sitting on the side- (Continued on Page Two) Menon Takes Early Lead In India Vote NEW DELHI, India fense Minister V. K. Krishna Mcnon today forged into an early lead in a bitterly contested par- liamentary race that put Prime Minister Nehru's prestige at stake. First returns gave Menon votes to for J. B. Kripalani, an old disciple of Gandhi backed by a coalition which charged Neh- ru's left-leaning policy confidante with being pro-Communist. The counfing will not be completed until Wednesday. Nehru took the stump for his aide, running in a north Bombay district, and argued his defeat would mean a setback for the rul- ing Congress party's development program. T1-.3 Congress party was off to a running start toward retaining overwhelming control of the Na- tional Parliament but there were indications its holdings in the 13 state legislatures might be weak- ened somewhat. Although Nehru's party took United Nations. The 13 nations in- i 322 of the first 460 state assem- clude five Western allies, fivejbly seats decided, this was segregation under various state laws. It refused to order a halt to prosecutions of the riders, say- ing the issues raised by the riders had to be decided first by state courts. The Supreme Court today dis- agreed with this. It said there was no need for a three-judge court and a single U.S. District Court judge could rule on the riders' allegation that state segregation laws effecting transportation were unconstitu- tional. The Supreme Court said a three-judge court is required only when an injunction is sought on Uie. ground of unconstitutionally of a statute. But it added. "There is nonsuch ground ground when the constitutional issue presented is essentially fictitious." Involved in the appeal is pros- ecution of about 220 persons ar- rested in transportation terminal (Continued on Pige Two) from the Communist bloc, and eight avowedly neutral countries. Representatives of the five Western nations the United States. Britain, Canada, France and been meeting here for two weeks to make plans for the Geneva talks. The tempo is expected to increase today as Joseph Godber, British minister of state for foreign affairs, and Arthur Dean, the U. S.- disarma- ment negotiator, join the talks at the State Department. Both Kennedy and Macmillan have proposed to Khrushchev that the Geneva talks tackle three main 'projects: a general program for total disarmament over a long-range period r a start on measures which could be nego- tiated in the near future to halt ing held at the request of the! (Continued on Pige Two) slight drop from the 1957 elec- The Congress party, al- though favored to win control of most and perhaps all of the state legislatures, had lost 45 seats it formerly held and picked up only 20 new ones. There are state legislature seats in all. Loss of assembly seats was not (Continued on Twa) Behind every successful man there stands a wife. This probably explains why a successful man never looks Gen. Fea. Corp.)
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