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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             One space-eager young mother's quite frustrated by her son's lack of interest in orbital accomplishments seems at the age of o'ne he's much more interested in breakfast when wakened early to watch epic space shots Doctor's Death From Cancer Comes Early, P-10 THE Cougars Beat Hugo In Region Tourney See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 302 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Experts Hunt Fatal Flaw In III-Fated Plane NEW YORK (AP) Squads of emergency workers struggled in icy waters and biting winds today to recover bodies of Thursday's air crash victims: They .also searched the wreckage for an instrument which might show what caused the American Airlines jet to. plunge to disaster, killing all 95 aboard. By mid-morning, 53 bodies had been taken from the shallow waters of Jamaica Bay. The instrument sought by air experts is a metal globe about the size of a basketball. The device is. an automatic flight recorder. It keeps a second-by-second" record of a plane's speed, altitude, direction and gravity forces. By a careful study, investigators might be able to ascertain whether it was 95 Had Little In Common But Destiny NEW YORK trav- eled with their wives, and a few were in small groups, but mosl of them had never- met. They had little in their destiny. 1 That destiny arrived for the 95 passengers and crew aboard an American Airlines Astro-Jel Thursday. In a violent moment, they were plunged into the mud- dy water of Jamaica Bay. Some Promisen't Some of them had been promi- nent men. The passenger list included such men as W. Alton Jones, 71. execu; tive committee chairman of- the Cities Service Co. and a longtime friend of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was on his way to meet the former president for a fishing trip in -California. Also among the passengers was retired Adm. Richard Lansing Conolly, 60, and his wife of West- bury, N.Y. Conolly, former deputy chief of naval operations, had been president of Long Island University since 1953.. Film Executive And there was Irving Rubine, 51, vice president of Highroad Productions, the independent film company that had turned' out "The Guns of Navarone." Rubine, a New York newspaperman- turned-producer, was on his way io Hollywood to discuss Academy campaigning for the film. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Laur- ence W. Lange of Bronxville, N.Y., were on the first leg of a world tour. Dr. Lange, 52, who was consultant to the theological seminary ol' the board of national missions of the United Presbyte- rian Church, was to have preached at the Easter sunrise service in Jerusalem. On Way Home John Dieckman, 35, of Costa Mesa, Calif., was the world fly casting was on1 his way home to his wife and his job as a fishing tackle designer for the Garcia Corp. Arnold S. Kirkeby, 60, of New York City, was a prominent finan- cier-realtor-developer who owned extensive property in the Los An- geles area. Leonard- Dickson, 70, of New York, traveling with his wife, was a well-known investment banker, as was Brewster. Righter, 53, of Jericho, N.Y., also his wife. Veteran Passenger Luella Reckmeyer, 50, of New York City, a consultant for the American Heart Association, was en route to California on associa- tion business. And there were many, many others. There was Sophie Polacek ol Johnstown, N.Y., 63, a veteran ol several cross-country flights who was on her way to visit a son (Continued on Page Two) man or machine which failed. At the controls ..of the airliner, which suddenly turned and went down in- a nosedive just after tak- ing off, was a veteran skipper -01 the sky. At 56, Capt. James T. W. Heist of Rolling'Hills, Calif., had'flown hours. Of these, hours were spent in the cockpit of a Boeing 707 such as carried. him and his passengers to death. President Kennedy took a per- sonal interest in the investigation. A top government 'investigator, who conferred with Kennedy by phone, said that the President was deeply affected by the tragedy and asked that everything possible be done to prevent a recurrence The Boeing 707 adapted for speedier takeoffs from airports surrounded by residential 95 persons to death and exploded, less ..than two min- utes after it had taken off from Idlewild' Airport at a. m. Thursday. It was bound for Los Angeles. It was- the nation's worst air disaster involving a single air- craft, topping the toll of the crash of.'.a 'Trans World Airlines .Con- stellation in Chicago "last Sept. 1 in which 78 lost their lives. Worst air disaster was a two-plane col- lision over New York in 1960 that claimed 134 lives. The Astro-Jet, nearly hah" as long as a -football field, plunged straight down sud- denly and with such sickening fury that the pilot never had a chance to radio that he was in trouble. There was no -flame, no smoke, no trailing exhaust, no outward indication of damage. It all happened so quickly that friends and relatives of the pas- sengers had not yet had a chance (Continued on Page Two) Fire Causes Damage At Ada Apartment Fire in an apartment owned by Julia Thomas at 614 West Ninth caused heavy damage early Fri- day morning. Assistant Fire Chief Herman Landrith 'said the fire started in the wall back of a heating stove the living room and spread to the kitchen and attic of the apart- ment. He said no estimate of the damage was available but the en- lire interior was badly burned. A neighbor reported that the 'hero" of the fire was a collie dog who'wakened the occupants of the apartment, .identified as Mr.. and Mrs. Keith Lott, by scratching and jumping at the door. The Fire Department received ,he call at a. m. President Slates Key Talk To Nation On Nuclear Testing CA'LYPSO Members of one of the Ada Antic's big pro- duction numben, are shown here. The Antics opened Thursday night and Friday evening is the final show- ing of the production. It is sponsored by the Valley View Auxiliary and all profits will be used for purchasing addi- tional equipment for the new wing at the hospital. Curtain time for the final performance is 8 p. m. (NEWS Staff Husky Hero Rescues 40 From Flood SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) Big John Hank, a.man who iden- tifies himself as the town's handy man, is a hero today because of his daring rescue of some 40 per- sons stranded by rampaging flood waters. is slightly over-'six feet and- weighs 215 pounds, wad- ed '.into .flooded, of Salyers- ville pulling a rootorless boat, and rescued some 40 persons-stranded by flood waters of rampaging Licking River. Hank's feats occurred'Tuesday, but did not come to light until an official mentioned them to Gov. Combs Thursday. Hank said, "Somebody had to; you jiist couldn't let them drown." Hank said he and Paul Marshall, whose family Hank [irst-rescued, worked hours without rest, pulling the boat hundreds of feet through water five feet deep in places. "He was the only man in town who could have done said County Judge Clyde Salyer "He's a big husky fellow, kind 6 iall, and could walk in deep water without falling down." Hank loaded five or six persons at a time in the little boat, Salyer said. "These people might still be even dead ii ie hadn't of gone in there and got ;em." Hank, 45, said the cold water didn't bother him. "I swim in cold water'the -year 'round -and didn'l )ay too much attention to it. just wanted to get the folks out. "I don't want to be a hero or anything like Hank said, 'but I know if we hadn't gotten :o those folks they'd all be dead. The furniture was already float- ng around in some of- the houses. "Most of all, 'I'm just thankful jwe. got 'em out. You've got lo (Continued on Page Two) Astronaut Visits U. N. As Welcome Echoes Through N. Y. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) i secretariat workers from scores astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. won the excited cheers of this international community 'on a visit -to the United Nations today. With New York City's wildest hero welcome behind him, Glenn, his wife, two children and par: ents arrived ahead of'schedule. -.He gave a grin and-a thumbs- up salute to OKLAHOMA Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer this afternoon through Saturday: low tonight 24-32; high Saturday 52 east to 66 west. High temperature in Ada Thursday was 41; low Thursday night, 24; reading at 7 a.m. Fri- day, 26. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOE OKLAHOMA Temperatures will average 2-7 degrees below normal west to -7-11 degrees below normal east portion. Normal high 56 north to 66 south. Normal low 25 northwest to 46 southeast. Warming trend until turning colder first of week. Little or no precipitation west to 'A Inch east occurring as showers first of "week. Playwright Plans Retreat To Desert FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) heading out into that -Ari- zona desert lo be a bum for: two "As soon as I get back.to-the states it's going 'to be.two years without' neckties, without. shoe- laces and without cultivated con- the American author and playwright .said'Thursday. Wilder, 64, here.from New York for the premiere, of an operatic version of his play "The Alces- he'had wanted to slip away to the wild beauty, of that desert for the past 30 years but had only recently decided to take the step. 'It's like suicide with some people who always talk about it pet never do it, but now I'm go- ing to realize writer continued. He said he need- id to "renew the springs, refresh the wells- by getting; away, from it all in some quiet After'the two-year'sabbatical, Wilder said, -he will, "return chock.'full of ideas -for inore work." "I'm-going to choose some 3lace Ndgales and place where I can hit the bars--with-equal ease m both he went on. Wilder ..plans toiget'back.to the United States toward the' end of March and will go immediately to Arizona' to' search 'for his re- treat. "No matter where it he said, "it's going-to be 'my. ideal of get-away quarters1 a. little white with a.rickety front porch where-I-can laze away in the' shade 'in a backed wooden-' chair. "Some of my. big. city friends think I'm getting' old! but I tell them it's be old at times because then people >let you alone. "They think'.you're'old and senile, but. at. heart-! a 35-year-old." The Frankfurt .audience gave a 20-minute ovation "Thursday, night to "The for'which Louise Talma, professor of com- position at New York's; Hunter wrote the music. -Wilder wrote the libretto from' his rarely- performed 'stage -version of the on Army Takes Control In Burma Coup RANGOON, Burma ma's defense chief Gen. Ne Win seized power, today for the second time in years as the Burmese army took over the country in a bloodless coup that caused no public excitement. Prime Minister U Nu and other members of his government were placed under arrest and-the na- tion's Parliament .suspended as the army seized strategic commu- nications, transportation.and se- curity points throughout the coun- try. An army source said about up the- capital and blocked all main roads leading in-and outof Ran- goon. Heavily armed troops backed By tanks ringed Rangoon Airport. All flights in and out of. of countries who jammed the lob- by of the secretariat building to welcome the first American to orbit the earth. cheered and applauded at their entrance. About persons stood in the freezing -cold -outside the theater to cheer their arrival. A crowd of Then he and his family entered i similar dimensions was on hand a nonstop elevator and soared a linc to show. In referring- to American k_now-how, the line1 pointed out, as a deyelop- rne'nf" of capsule miles- his -three-orbit' .'jofir'ney around' the -world -on Feb. 20: The line -drew -a wave- -ofvapplau.se from the audience. After the performance the Glenn party went backstage. The astronauts congratulated the ac- tors and actresses, who in turn congratulated the astronauts. .During intermission of'the-two- act musical, Glenn remained in his third-row'center.seat.. After the show, it was' off to the. Waldorf-Astoria hotel's Em- pire Room where.the Glenn party i was entertained by singer Dolores Gray. Later Miss Gray told the Ma- to the-38th.floor where U.N. act- ing Secretary-General U Thant awaited1 the parly. "'.With the Glehns were the other six' men in the U.S. -Astronaut their relatives'-.and U.S. Ambassador' Adlai E. Stevenson. Thant invited the group here after learning the astronauts were coming to New York. Ralph J. Bunche, highest rank- ing American in the i U.N, secre- the group to Thant's office suite. He is undersecretary for-special political affairs. 'An informal session with dele- gates on the 28-nation U.N. Com- mittee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer the Soviet place at the Thant reception. Tokens of affection ranging from a Bible, to a trumpet- poured in .on Glenn as New York City's second -day of honoring him gotlrine officer, "Thank God you're off to ah early start, Glenn, a down-to-earth gentle- K.W except, when he is in. his space troops and 30 tanks took 5Pff. .visiblv posts.at key points, throughout whelmed by the outpouring of an ..J, _..-.. estimated four million-New York- ers greeting him on his first day here. Tragedy also tool the stage on Glenn Day as 95 persons perished Iback." Tile Glenn family then retired to their 13th-floor Waldorf-Astoria suite. Burma were canceled. ;when an airliner plunged into Ja- in Rangoon.-however, there were no troops on the streets and city dwellers went about their busi- ness seemingly. unperturbed by the events. A large concentration of soldiers took station at the-cen- tral police station in the heart nf the city, and smaller concentra- tions were soon at' all other po- lice stations. Win declared in a radio broad- cast.'appealing for calm-that the army had acted to halt .a vastly deteriorating situation and to save the nation from disintegration. What motivated the -staunchly anti-Communist general's .action was hot immediately clear. the coup coincided -'with 'growing j opposition-.to a government plan nationalize .Burma's .private import trade. and a rise ,ra strength of the.'.'extreme left-wing of the country's ruling .party. (Continued on Page Two) Glass Plant Worker Suffers Arm jljijury. A Hazel-Atlas Glass Plant em- ploye suffered injuries'-at the.-plant early this left arm was caught- and-.mangled in. a conveyor, belt, Injured was- Jim 24, ffanette. -plant foreman, said Holt'was shovelling glass, onto belt .going from the >atch system to, a melting fur- nace. The- sliovel apparently was caught between' the' belt ..and the Holt's arm-into the nechanisni: He. ,w.as taken.to -.Valley' View Hospital 'for treatment. A spokes- man at-.the hospital'saMHolt suf- 'ered lacerations and of-the-left arm......... fmaica Bay after takeoff from Idlewild Airport, It was this na- tion's worst, plane crash involving a single commercial aircraft. After, a late- afternoon' rest, and a private dinner, Lt. .Col. Glenn and the six other U.S. 'astronauts and their families attended the Broadway hit show to Suc- ceed Announcement Of Test Renewal Is Expected WASHINGTON President Kennedy is.. ex- pected to announce tonight that the United States will resume testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere next month unless the So- viet Union agrees quickly to a reliable nuclear test I Midwest City dentist. State Filings Top 400 On Last Day OKLAHOMA CITY for state and federal offices passed the 400 mark by mid-morning today, final day of the- 5-day filing period. The ninth Democratic candidate for lieutenant gover- nor officially entered the race. He was Thomas C. Dunn, ban treaty. Tbe long-a waited an- nouncement, of the presi- dent's decision on new U.' S. air tests, will be carried across the nation'' by net- work radio and television and to' the world by the Voice of America. The White House announced only that.Kennedy will speak at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the subject of nuclear -testing and disarmament. However, accord- ing to reliable-advance indications he will make a last-chance bid to the Soviet Union to join in a nu- clear test'ban treaty, backed by strong international inspection, which could make further testing unnecessary. Authoritative informants, said that barring some radical and un- expected change in the nuclear test situation Kennedy was re- solved ahead with the test series for which preparations be- gan about two months- ago. These informants' declared.'hbw- -that--the -tests -would not start until April.-In' the-meantime the disarmament negotiations are scheduled to get'-under way at Geneva on'.'March .14 and the United States :'-and 'Britain are seeking a preliminary' foreign ministers' meeting with the Soviet Union at which the-nuclear-tests issue would be discussed.. From the timing of these devel- opments it is obvious authorities said, that there is. still opportuni- ty to agree quickly'on a nuclear test ban" treaty but such agree- ment would require a reversal in Soviet policy on the inspection ssue. .Officials.expected that Kennedy would emphasize .this opportunity in his-broadcast address and per- haps in other ways urge Soviet Premier Khrushchev to reconsid- er his position and tackle anew the problem of test ban negotia- i tions. Glenrr has been invited to visit Great' Britain. In the House of Commons Thursday Prime Minis- ter Harold Macmillan said: The heart of the issue is that the United States and Britain asf sert any acceptable test ban treaty must provide ah. interna- Filing For County Posts Stands Still Filing for county offices was ap- parently come to an end at noon Friday as the total candidates re- mained at 25. No additional filings were noted Thursday afternoon or Friday No Republicans had filed for the office being vacated by Lt. Gov. George Nigh, who is running for governor. Examiner and Inspector John Rogers got his second opponent, Hiram Jones, Midwest City accountant. Scott Burson, Rocky, had filed earlier against Rogers. All are Democrats. State Sen. Gene Stripe of McAlester, who filed early in the week for re-election, also had a second opponent today. George H. Hunt, Mc- Alester real estate broker, filed for the office as a Democrat. The field for the 1962 governor's race was .virtually set final day of filing for state 'offices tie' last of the major, can- didates signed on the election board line. Henry Bellmon became the 13th candidate to file for the state's top office Thursday. Lt. Gov. George Nigh, 34, state Treasurer William Burkhart, 37, and W.P. Bill Atkinson, 55, Mid- west City, builder, became the last of the major Democratic contend- ers to file for the governor's of- fice. 'Camp announced his intention to seek the-'GQP nomination several weeks ago, but Thursday he said (Continued on Page Two) U.S. Brushes Off Red Ban Of General BERLIN7 U.S. com- mand brushed off Communist or- ders today banning the U.S. com- mandant, Maj. Gen. Albert Wat- json II, from Red-ruled East Ber- Ilin. A U.S.. spokesman said the American commandant has no m- t> u c. T, .i .j jtention of entering the Soviet sec- Bob E. Bennett, Ada attorney L his ajdcs can morning. Election .board offiicals said Friday.morning it is possible that other candidates will file, before p. deadline. The-- sheriff's- post still has the most candidates. Seven, men have filed for the office. On' the state level Thursday, Ada lawyer Lewis ML Watson filed for attorney general, :Sen. Buck Cartwright's cam- paign "plans were still in doubt early Friday. He indicated a month ago he would run for lieu- tenant governor, but his name hasn't appeared at the state elec- tion board. Bob Bennett Heads Atkinson Efforts In County and civic leader, will serve as co- ordinator in 'Pontotoc County for W. P. Bill Atkinson, Democratic candidate .for governor, H. W. McNeil, state campaign co-ordi- nator, said Friday. "I very much hope that inspection system ;to pre-j of Kn fho vpntrhpatimr.-The'last Soviet nro. Bennett Ji a graduate 01 Glenn will be able to.accept the invitation which I1 have already sent him on behalf of the govern- ment through President Kennedy, although I realize it may be'dif- ficult .for him to leave the .United States in the near.'future.V Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin- visited London last July. He re- ceived an' enthusiastic welcome, and Queen Elizabeth II invited him to lunch at Buckingham Pal- vent cheating. The last Soviet pro- posal made to the Western pow- ers at .Geneva late last year ailed for v Central State College and the Uni- of Oklahoma Law School. tems, which the United States and Britain denounced as. unreliable "self inspection." The White House itself gave no advance hints of. the content of the President's speech and there was some in official County chapter of the American Cancer Society and a. member of the state board of directors. He also a member of the Pontotoc County Red Cross Board and a deacon in the Presbyterian Church. 'He has been a leader in in GLENN RIDES BY Astronaut John Glenn past crowds lining sidewalks along Exchange Plact.in New York.'-iii City Hall. In the ear with Glenn are Mrs. Glenn, president Lyndon Johnson and Richard Patter- city's-commiiiiontr of public go with him without being forced to show identification cards. The East Germans announced they'were shutting the gate on Gen. Watson at' the request of the Soviets. This was confirmed by U.S. authorities in a telephone call 'to Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, suburban East Berlin. The move was in retaliation for the American boycott against Col. Andrei -I. Solovyev, the Soviet commandant. He was barred from the U.S. sector two months ago after East German guards stopped Gen. Watson and demanded two aides with him show identification papers. Driver's Hurt When Car Hits Mailman's Auto James While, 20, Tinker Air Force Base, was injured today when his automobile ran into the rear of a rural mail carrier's car, stopped at the side of the road on SH 19 east of Memorial Park Cemetery. Tbe mail carrier, a substitute, was H. C. Smallcy, Route 5. Ada. He was uninjured but his car was driven about 35 yards off the high- way by- the impact. The accident occurred at p.-m.'No report was available on White's condition at Valley View Hospital, where he was taken for treatment, but he was not be- lieved seriously injured. Warden: "I have been warden here for 10 calls for a celebration: What kind of party would you boys Prisoners': (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.)   

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