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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Cast's All Lined Up To Take Stage In Spring Political Show In Oklahoma By ERNEST THOMPSON The cast is set for the spring political show in Oklahoma and it looks like an exciting lineup of candidates who will start cam- paigning in earnest this week! Two or three big surprises emerged from the filings for Pon- totoc County offices last week. Perhaps the biggest one was Buck Cartwright's decision not to file for an office, Cartwright is the state senator from the Ponto- toc-Seminole district, but he indi- cated early in January he would run for lieutenant governor in- stead of seeking re-election to the senate. But, at the 5 p.m. deadline Fri- day, Cartwright was not in any race. His brother, Wilburn, filed for the lieutenant governor's post. Buck Cartwright commented Friday: "I've decided not.to run for any state office. Many of my friends have urged me to seek reflection1 to the state senate of- I'decided'against it." On the county level, one incum- bent, Sheriff Or.en Phillips, will not seek another term. He .didn't file for re-election last week. -How-, ever, two of his deputies-.did get race that now includes seven Democrats, and' one Repub- lican; Deputy George Lance was the last man to file for the, off ice. Another deputy, Cecil was already in. .Lance resigned, his post last week. One prospective candidate who had already announced his inten- tion to run changed his mind and didn't file. That's Bo'b Macy, young Ada lawyer, who decided not to run for county attorney. His failure to enter the race, leaves Francis Mayhue, currently the as- sistant county attorney, with .no opposition in this, his first politi- cal campaign. Macy says he will co e n tr a t e on coordinating George Nigh's campaign for gov- ernor in. this area. Lance, Jim Baze -and 'Charley Truitt, Republican. A good race, is .also.shaping up for the state representative .post Eleven.'incumbents will go back number two. Clive Rigsby, .Otto into 'office without opposition in this.county. -Those who' drew no opponents are: Carl Stewart; court clerk: Jared, assessor; Virgil Hunt; ,.D a.-v i d commissioner district three; Rae Thompson, commissioner dis- trict one; Norman C. Mitchell, su- perintendent of 'county, schools; Bert.'R'atliff, justice peace; Joe Beck.rjustice of the peace; I. Hank-Sham- lee, constable; and John B o y c e McKeel, district judge. As usual, the sheriffs-race, will Strickland, Phillip.Milner.and Jay "W.' Hester, .will vie fohlhe Demo- cratic Ted'. .Seaman' has filed on the Republican ticket Lonnie Abbott, incumbent: resentative number will .face no opposition in the.-Democratic primary. Bob Cox, Stonewall Re- will oppose; Abbott in the general election. For the-first: licans will-have a primary, elec- tion .of their own in .the state sen- ate race. Two Republicans, J.'W. probably attract more .'attention Albritton', Ada, and: Buster Hard- th'an any of the others.'.Eight men en, for the-post, are entered, including Alfred "Sonny" King. Burl. Griffin, A.'J. Jackson, Smith, W. W. .Balthrop, Allen G. Rob- ert W.. Ford, Ada, and .Virgil Med- lock, Lawrence, have entered'the race for the Democratic nomina- tion for state senate. men are seeking.the.coun- ty commission's.district two job held, now by. Bob Austell, who won'it in a recent special elec- tion. pi. .Jones -and Samps McCown have filed against Austell.'.Both men ran-in the-spe- cial election. County; 'Clerk 7.' D. "Dow" Thompson- 'is opposed by Henry Dew, Ada. County, Judge Fred Andrews al- so has an opponent. Pat Holman, currently the 'county attorney, filed, for the'judge's office early last'week.1 On the state-level, several men from .the Ada area are seeking of- fice. Glen R. Key of Sulphur will ran for .state .treasurer. Lewis.M. Watson, in the race for state attorney general. Denver Davison, Ada, seeks re- election to the'state supreme court from, district eight.' William Sandmann; Coalgate, is running for. assistant mine inspec- tor Irom.district "one. Harold Freeman, Valley, seelcs re-election to. the corpora- tion commission." is a complete list of Pontotoc County filings. All are Democrats unless identified as Re- publicans. Pontotoc County _ Sheriff Alfred "Sonny" King, Burl Griffin, Cecil Smith, A. J. Jackson, W. W. Balthrop, Jim George Lance and Charley Truitt, Republican.. County Judge Fred Andrews, incumbent, .and -Pat Holman. 'Commissioner (1) Gray, .incumbent, unopposed. Commissioner Bob Aus- tell, incumbent; F. '.0. "Bud" Samps McCown..' Commissioner (3) R. "Rae" Thompson, Supt. of Schools Norman C. Mitchell, unopposed; District Judge. o y c e. County Attorney. Francis Mayhue, J. P. (1) Bert Ratliff, incum- bent, unopposed. J. P. (2) Joe incum- bent, unopposed. Han k Sham- lee, incumbent, unopposed. Constable (2) I. Buchanan; incumbent, unopposed.- Assessor Frank Jared, in- unopposed. Treasurer Virgil Hunt, in- cumbent., unopposed. County.Clerk D. "Dow" Thompson, incumbent; Henry Dew. Court Clerk Carl Stewart, in- cumbent, unopposed.. State Rep. (1) Lonnie Abbott, incumbent; .Bob Cox, Republican. State Rep. (2) Clive Rigsby, Otto Strickland, .Phillip Milaer, Hester: and Ted Republican. State Senate Allen G. Ni- Wewoka; Robert.W. Ford, Ada; Virgil Medlock, Lawrence; J. W. Albrittori, Ada, Republican; Buster Harden, Stonewal, Repub- lican: Unofficial filings for state offices from neighboring- counties: State Senate Dist. 35 Trent, Caney; Jerry Jack Bonner, Atoka. Dist. 36 Joe Bailey C o b b, Tishoming; Paul Reed Jr., Sul- phur. House of Representatives Atoka County Harold Thomas, Atoka; Charles Powell, Atoka, Republican; L. E. Bradshaw, Ato- ka. Murray County James D. Sulphur. Coal County John M. Blair, Adam M. Heck, Centra- homa: Fred H. McKeel, Stone- wall; Aubrey-Archer Jr., Herman L. Baumert, Coalgate. Johnston County Kenneth E. Converse, Clarence D. Robertson Jr., Wapanucka. Seminolc County (1) A. F. Eidson, Konawa; Raymond W i 1- liam Reed, Wewoka. Seminolc County (2) Laurence P. Howze. Seminole; E. Kendall Caveny, Clarence M. Nation, Seminole. Gorvin County (1) Jesse C. Daniel, Pauls Valley; Wilfred R. Barber, Pauls Valley; W. W. Bur- nett, Wynnewopd. Garvin County (2) Tom E. Strickland, Stratford.' Machines Take On Big Job For Bank, Page 10 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Slip Past Wewoka In Regional See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 303 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1962 34 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Divers Probe Icy Lake To Find Bodies Of Train Crash Victims 5) ,TV BOUND FOR bacteriology exhibif.byHwo Adi stration, testing the efficacy of various germicides and de- s e High sophomores was among those qualifying for state com-, tergentt, to an interested spectator. Iodines pretty sqod, the petition at the East Central Science Fair Saturday. Sandy .girls report. Additional pictures and related story appear Harrison, left, and Linda Bolt, here explain their demon-' on page Staff Enlisted Men In Guard Unit Stage 'Strike' FT. BRAGG, N.C. enlisted men of a New Hampshire National Guard unit were reported Saturday to have started a "hun- ger strike" in hopes of learning when they'll be released from ac- tive duty. However, they apparently are merely eating at places other than their mess hall. The number of men involved Russians Cry 'Blackmail After Kennedy's Talk On Nuclear Tests WASHINGTON of "blackmail" from Moscow sug- gested Saturday that President Kennedy had dealt a severe blow to Soviet disarmament propagan- da by coupling his nuclear' test decision with a new bid for a pact to end all testing. 'This development, coming at the outset of an extremely critical period in the cold war, could was not known. The troops are have a sharp impact on the shap- not required to eat in the mess j ing of Soviet policies, Washington hall, and no count is made of j officials believe. "But they aren't those who do. Maj. Gen. Francis B. McSwincy. New Hampshire adjutant general, said a telephone call to Ft. Bragg convinced him only a minority of men were involved and that the "whole thing will soon blow over." He said the men apparently were eating at the PX and elsewhere. Col. Roger Whiting, public' in- formntion officer here, said marked drop was noted in the number of men in the unit who ate at the mess hall Friday. He said, however, the number in- creased Saturday morning, com- pared with Friday. Col. Whiting 'said some mem- bers of the 4th Howitzer Battalion, 197th Artillery, New Hampshire National Guard, had informed newspapers in New Hampshire that they had gone on a hunger strike. He said the men had been told that any information about the date of their release would have to come from sources higher than Ft. Bragg. Col. Whiting said no disciplinary action is planned. At Ft. Devens, Mass., about 50 women picketed in protest of the treatment they claim their hus- (Continued on Page Two) I sure what direction those policies will take because, of uncertainty about developments- within the. Communist1 camp. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy through Sunday night; turning a> little colder most sections, high Sunday 40-50. Ada's high reading Saturday was GS, following an overnight low of 37. The reading at 5 p.m. was 65. JFK Seeks Fast Steel Talk Renewal WASHINGTON Kennedy is expected to get the broken off steel-labor negotiation going again far more, promptly than the May 1 date suggested by the Steelworkers Union., It was indicated Saturday the administration will-insist the dis- puting industry and union resume talks in a week.or two, perhaps in New York or Washington in- stead of Pittsburgh; Negotiations collapsed suddenly Friday, night; in Pittsburgh in 'a stalemate over, the 'size of the money costs of contracts to re- place the agreements, "expiring June 30. It was evident, however, that considerable' progress had been made. The odds are. still against "a' strike, Kennedy may decide' to call un- ion President David J.- McDonald1 and Chairman Roger Blough of U.S. Steel, top industry leader, to the White House for -another. ...pep talk and pointed reminder j of their mutual reach an early agreement in the national interest The President and--two-chief protagonists' held a White House with Secretary. of -Labor Arthur. J. Goldberg earlier-; this year. Out of that session came-the (Continued I It is. agreed in high official quarters that events of the next four to six weeks may have a profound effect in determining the course of events toward improv- ing East-West relations, or deep- ening and extending'the cold war struggle: Attention focuses on three meet- ings which may bring vitally im- portant decisions: a-session Central Committee of the "Soviet Communist party due to open in Moscow-Monday, a meeting of the Chinese National .Peoples Con- gress just postponed until -late this month, and'the'18-nation. dis- armament -conference to open at Geneva March 14. In advance-of the disarmament! The Russians .must have cal: culated, as Khrushchev once said, that their series of tests would-be followed by U.S. experiments. Khrushchev had built up his campaign for a summit session. He was in a: position to go to Geneva .or send Foreign Slinister Andrei 'A. Gromyko to1 denounce U.S. resumption of atmospheric If'was' even-, consid- ered possible though.unlikely that Two Crewmen Die As Train Plunges Into Lake In Idaho ATHOL, Idaho oil and frigid water foiled skin divers who probed an ice-covered lake Saturday for the bodies of two crewmen carried to death in the derailment of a crack Northern Pacific passenger train. The divers planned to come back Sunday to resume the search for engineer Jess J. Pruitt, 63, and fireman Stephen F. Renner, 51, both, of Sp'okane, Wash., who Friday night rode a three-unit diesel into Granite Lake about 25 miles north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The searchers had a difficult time swimming ;in the deep waters, made dark by the oil-. The engine powered the North1 Coast; boiltid. from Chi-' cago 'to Seattle and Portland, which' was-.-justi-secondst-awayj-i from a high trestle when it. ran off the- tracks- on a.- were tumbled about on the snow-covered hDl leading to the lake and. at least 84' of the 100 passengers .required hospital ex- amination. were admit-, ted for treatment, but only two1 were considered seriously hurt. "I don't know why there aren't passengers said an Idaho slate policeman. ''Another three seconds and the train 'would on the said a railroad worker' at the scene. "Then there- would really have been a tragedy." The cars shuddered -and groaned-as the train .left the tracks about p. m. Friday. Passengers, were" thrown about -ias sorrie of. the'cars'tumbled. started to "lurch, and then just go down said'-Milton M. "Brown, Minneap- olis. "Seats ripped loose and people seemed io fly through the air every which Joanne Schneider' Windom, Minn., -and he might wreck the conference at j Elizabeth Felling, the outset.on the.ground'that the .'There .was .'screaming every- (Conrinued on.page Two) Joe Roberts Takes Over Deputy Duties United States had no, serious in-' otherwise it would not1 have'tested. Now, Khrushchev has! a different set. of-'problems. There i is .increasing belief that he-prob-j Western-powers I ably will send'Gromyko-to meet U.S.-British-So-1 with Western foreign ministers, viet foreign ministers' meeting What course1 to follow in the come to grips at once with conference is believed .Joe.Roberts took over the duties here-to be only one of many prob-i lems presently bothering Khrush- chev. Another is .how far to-push (Continued oh Page Two) problem of reviving serious nego- tiations for a treaty to ban nu- clear weapons'tests under an in- ternational policing system. Soviet Premier Khrushchev, pushing for a- summit meeting, so far, hasn't'-dgreed to the foreign min-i fOflTtClt ister .proposal. .Kennedy is known- to have] taken all these: political and dip-' lomatic meetings arid possible meetings into account in giving final1- form, to -the nuclear-, test announcement made r Friday night. that in the light of. Soviet, nuclear gains from their series- last military necessity compelled1 the.'United States to 'resume atmospheric testing1 unless a1 fool-proof, inter- national agreement would tar fur- ther tests. On: the ground that the tests he ordered "would not be, ready to start Kennedy of- fered to cancel the whole series if the-'' would- sign an effective test ban treaty. It- took -Moscow, .only1 a hours to" the official news agency, that Kerine: dy's offer was "strongly reminis- cent of blackmaav-because Ken-, nedy knew that Russia would turn down any international.inspection1 system as a -Western, device for. espionage. Tass also charged Ken- nedy .was1 opening-the' door .for "a nuclear -weapons Roberts, cattlemen.-and quarter horse lives .Just south of Ada on the brick" plant .road. He is married and has two chil- dren. Group Seeks Support For area meet to rally support.'behind a proposed.consti- tutional--amendment to-be voted on :jn jhe. May.-.runoff primaries, will1 be held in Ada March 20. The! ahouncement was .made 'Saturday ;at a meeting at the" Aid- ridge Hotel 'by State Representa- tive 'Bob Ford .and Tom Brett, who recently resigned as state Civil Defense director. Brett 'has filed 'for attorney general in the coming elections. Ford'said1 the'banquet meeting will .attempt to organize civic clubs in the area to inform their own members and others about, the proposed The "Emergency Interim Suc- cession Amendment" in brief pro- vides that in' the event of the death, or unavailability of elected statei'.officials ,as a.'result-of a 'na-1 tiorial emergency or impending disasKer, an interim officer will autonatically fill the vacated post until an election.is-called.- ;The 'interim 'officer, could not take'office unless -that-office was vacated due' to a national emer- gency or impending disaster such as, a nuclear attack, Ford stressed. "Most people -can't -conceive'of a loss of state officials from a na- tional nuclear attack or other na- tional said Brett. "But1 fact's are facts. We have been in a war since WWII, the war against communism. It is en- tirely possible that in .case of at- .tack we might lose a great many state officers." case of-such an-emergency on Page Two) Pilot Dies In Wreck Of U2 Plane EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. wreckage of a U2 "spy" plane. containing, the its pilot was discovered on the Mojave Desert a few miles east of this base Saturday. Killed was Capt. John' Camp- bell, 36, of N.Y.- He ;vas a pilot with, the 4080th Strategic Wing based at Lau'ghlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Tex., on temporary here. The plane. had been missing since 'T-h u r s d a y when Campbell. left. night orientation .flight. .'.There, was no. indication of the causi of the crash, the Air Force said, and an 'investigation was ordered. The wreckage was found near the Kramer Hills section of. the Mojave Desert; a 'quarter mile south bf-Highway 466. An earlier report of sighting of an S.O.S stamped in the snow in (Continued on Page Two) Fast Action By Girl Saves Sister's Life by a 14-year-old girl possibly saved -the life of her four-year-old, sister in.Ada Friday. The girls "are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bowie Ballard, 110 East Loretta, 4, and -.the Ballard's son. playing with matches when the-.Jeft leg of the small girl's jeans' caught1 fire. Chad to douse the flames, then ran'for the house.to get Nan, 14. the older daughter beat out the flames with her hands. The flames did not reach. the upper part of the tot's body. An- other moment's delay, however, and it might have readied her "pony tail" hairdo. Loratta suffereS third degree burns on her left leg. The, burns were painful, Ballard said, but the girl.was resting easy at her home Saturday. New Pipeline Should Be Boost For Area Construction of the new 500-mile natural gas pipeline from Coal County into Arkansas, announced last week by the Arkansas Louisi- ana Gas Co., should have far- reaching'benefits for this area, according to W.' R; Thomas, local manager: "It looks pretty Thomas commented, "both for in- dustrial-developmienl and for long- reserves." The is-'sched'- ulcd for completion From its-.local.-terminus.near.'.Cpalgate'jt will extend 'northeastward] ersing and crossing into Arkansas near Fort Smith. Immediate, result will be a new market, for natural gas producers in the area..It is also expected .to stimulate drilling throughout the area. In announcing the project, Arkla board chairman W. R. Stephens called it the "keystone" to indus- trial development on the upper portion of the Arida system. Thomas points out that the com- pany itself is "very engaging in. the manufacture of cement, chemicals, air condition- Ing equipment and fiber glass boats. In addition, Thomas adds, Stephens himself ''has been re- sponsible, for' bringing many new industries into the area served by the company. With, the recent in-. .the" sys1-; from this sort of activity also. the new pipeline will probably make a junction in the Coalgate area with the just- finished 6-inch line from Coal County to Ada. The line, com- pleted at a.cost of car- ried its first gas Feb. 21. Glenn Gets Warm Welcome At Home NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. spent little more time in his home town Sat- urday than he did in orbiting the earth three times. But in 5Vz nostalgia-filled hours he got a welcome that surpassed in warmth, if not in numbers, all his other space flight ovations. The deeply tanned, smiling Glenn even had tears in his eyes at a couple of points- during the home-coming celebration.-So did his mother. Glenn had little opportunity to meet and talk with old acquaintances except from the speaker's stand. A luncheon, a parade, a few speeches, a press confer- he was gone. The cheers of an estimated 45.- 000 to people still seemed !to echo against the hills of this j little village of 2.127 long after he and-his family had departed for Washington. Teachers Complete Plans For E. C. Meeting ..Departmental meetings, which in recent1 years..have'.come.1. to, the fore in importance to school'peo- ple .-attending the annual .district an.impfbved place on the program of, the 1962 .convention here Thursday and'Fri- day. ...In this the 46th annual meeting .of the East Central 'division of the Oklahoma Education Association, the. departmental meetings' have been scheduled for'12 p. m. on'Fri: day. ..They will not be1 .squeezed between general ses- sion and noon as has occurred in recent conventions.''In ,another registration- will be seen-to at the'.-Friday afternoon 'departmental with: the administrator's dinner an the'. Student Union Ballroom at East .Central State. College; Thurs: day- sponsored this Products Ray Claiborne, formerly We- Earliest Friday geWogether will woka superintendent and now with Eastern Oklahoma College, chairman. Speaker will' be'. Russell' at-, torney-humorist of.Oklahoma City. _This year .there-will-be only, one- general- "the customary by sectional meetings. Chairman will 'be -Mrs. Mildred'TSirkpatrick, be that of-.the'driver education de- partmental meeting, :in .a break- fjst at in 'the Student Union-clubroom; Lt. O.'.B: Patter- son, safety edu'cation.-coordiriator, Oklahoma Highway will speak. "Two major groups'plan noon- luncheons. The, Classroom Teach- ers set for-the ball- A related story and picture 'appear on page two.: Oklahoma Sul-. Mildred :-Hargrove.pf 'president'- ECOEA. 'Ada High School .wilT.prpvFde the Call of .Colors1 and Colors, .then' pledge, of; Allegiance. Special f'u'r'n i's Schools ..Belles', by- OSD'. with .a .rhythni Descyghe presi- dent, 'of the :OEA, ;will. bring- greet: which Dr. M.'Osten- ent, "will speak.; Mrs.1'- Kirkpatrick will presidi.-at a business session. Wewoka .High School- is- chairman. Mrs: E. S. Nunn, -Muskogee; state president'of The former Students' Association will, meet'.in1 the Terrace with ah' iiforrnal program and.' Dr. Spencer, East Central1 president, speaking a welcome'to the campus. -Nineteen -departmental meetings begin at teachers take up discussions of .their 'mu- hear .outstanding speakers in their --various fields, often have special, music or. other 'features. The- Art. Section; will- have an exhibit of artwork from'-'--elementary and -secondary plusia threerpart Geogr raphyteachers .-will Hawaiian-lslands led by'Dr. E.'.W. Cen- tral "dean- of headed :a tour; ofcthe -islands- last summer; a Math --1 .Marvin Stokes, Byng High Elementary Teachers..1 ..-Industrial-. Arts plans'.a 'panel. The .music- programs-includes a: -demonstration, by. the'Follett 'Pub- lishing '.Co.. Retired 'teachers will 'have lecture and 'slide's of ..Europe Nelson, retired. East (Continued on Pigt Two) P. i There was no doubt the astro- naut was deeply moved by. the brief visit.home. Once, during the invocation by the minister. who married "him and his childhood de- tected a tear in his eye. Again, .after he had completed a brief speech another drop was there. Climax of biggest day. in New Concord's history was the public reception in the Muskin- gum College gymnasium. Perhaps because, he was surrounded by old friends. Col. Glenn1 appeared relaxed. He even, downed.'a bit and'was always .quick with-a quip when the occasion demanded.' He seemed to enjoy talking, with old .high school classmates who sat as a-group in the gymnasium arid cheered "-Yea, from tiihe.j.to time........... 1 More honors heaped .on Glenn by-bis schools arid-rstate. A-portion of U.S: High- way Zane'sville and -has been named the "Johh; H. Glenn Gov. Michael V. Salle Glenn and the audi- ence. the press conference that followed the reception, Glenn was '-asked'1-.whether he-was-, a Democrat'or Republican.' "That'isn't very.direct he said. "I'm not regis- (Conrinued on Team Inspects Ada For Possible Shelter Sites Hudson were working with two men, Mack Camp- and An inspection team, operating for Civil in Ada Fri- day-making a preliminary shelter survey. .Hicks Smith Jr., and Mar- lon the Don Fritzier, Oklahoma City. Camp and Fritzier will return in about a week to make a more detailed study of available shelter areas in-Ada. Hayden Haynes, Ada's CD di- rector, also reported a real "boost" for Ada's shelter situa- tion, especially.in relation to twist- ers. _" administration at East Cen- tral State College has authorized use'of the east side of the stadium as a shelter area. .Baynes said that in his opinion the araa-could handle 1.500 to people and would be of great serv- ice to the .people. living on. that side of Ada. When the modern child hears the story of Cinderella, he's likely, to the pumpkin turns into a-golden coach, is that re- garded as straight income or cap- ital (Copr. 'Gen. .Feal-   

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