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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Signs of the times Americans who once expressed their love of "our rocks and rills, our woods and templed hiUs" can now sing: "We leva our cars and parking lots, big cloverl.aves and Of thee I sing? Ada Track Team Wins At Murray See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Medals Run Out Before Musicians At E.G. Meet, P-5 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1962 32 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Hits S With R Rotarians Invade Ada For Big District Meet Friday A host of Rotarians will invade dent of the Ada Rotary Club. Har- Ada next Friday for the 1962 con- old Harp and Eldon Wood are co- ference of District 577. Rotary In-.chairmen for the conference, Mrs. ternational. It is the first time a Burl karris is president of the district conference has ever been Ada Rotary Anns. Paul Alford held in this city. The conference, which will be held at East Central State Col- lege, will continue through Sun- day and is packed with activities for Rotarians and their wives. Perhaps the highlights will be an address Saturday for the luncheon by the Hon. Walter H. Judd, Republican Congressman from Minnesota's fifth district, and an address Saturday after- noon by James V. Bernardo, as- sistant director for education pro- grams, office of technical infor- mation and education from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington. Approximately 600 Rotarians and their wives will attend the three-day meeting, Donald E. McCortney is presi- conference secretary and Ross Warma'ck is conference treasurer. The meeting actually opens Fri- day at 1 p. m. with registration in the lobbv of the. East Central Student Union Building. Refresh- ments will be available at the Student Lounge. At 3 p. m. a bowling .tournament Of Campaign OKLAHOMA CITY is principally a "television and coffee" campaign For governor. Adding spice, though, are candi- date forums and rallies. Wilburton Reports Season's First Tornado Funnel Sighting By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A savage early spring storm dumped up to 10 inches of damaging snow in the Panhandle, produced the first tornado funnel sighted this year and brought. torrential- rains and hail in other parts of Oklahoma Saturday. Hardest hit was the Boise City area in the extreme western part of the Panhandle where 10 inches of snow Advertising a n d promotiona during tne afternoon. campaigns are getting into full; nQ teieph.0ne communication into Boise swing now and will move toward at-Guymon, a short distance to the east, a crest in the next month. my dim uumc j nnwer Big Change Most of the major candidates for Democratic nomination will is slated at the Strike and Spare have campaign songs and "spots" I.anes for those who wish to par- on Slogans and catchy ticioate. i phrases are showing up across the The Governor's Dinner is set state jn newspaper advertise- for p. m. Friday at te Ald-imcntSi On billboards and cam- ridge Hotel with Sam L. Wilhite, I pajgn literature, current district governor, Anadar-> Bul the big change in this cam. ko, presiding. The first important plenary ses- sion on Saturday begins at a. m. in the Terrace Room in the Union. Don McCourtney will pre- side and Dr. Charles F. Snencer, president of East Central State College, will' officially welcome the delegates. The noon luncheon oiv. Saturday Rep. Walter H. on seven) jpaign is the trend toward "cof- fees" and the increase in televi- sion speeches. "I've drunk so much coffee, 1 slosh when I walk across the West, Russia Take Steps For Limited Talks On Nuclear Risks GENEVA (AP) Russia andjor West-could dispel part of the to'stand fasl on Iheir vital rig said one candidate. Early Start Sen. Fred Harris, Lawton, start- ed en the coffee circuit about six months ago. and has had from 2 to 10 a week since that time. Kennedy, Ike Get Together Informally PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (API- President Kennedy and former President Dwight D. Eisenhow-, er, chatting in the pleasant set-1 southeast corner of the state was ting of a country club cottage, i under a tornado forecast, discussed international affairs for. Winds up to 60 miles per hour the greater part of an hour Sat- heavy ram and hail were reported fHo afrnrnftrtn in rhp reported numerous power lines down around Boise City. The police radio there also was knocked out. Some roads were reported closed west of Boise City into New Mex- ico. The first tornado funnel of the year was sighted over Wilburton but did' not touch ground. Police Chief Lawrence Wilson said. The funnel sighting came while urday. Kennedy, and. his immediate predecessor got together late Sat- urday morning in Eisenhower's vacation cottage at. the Eldorado I 1U a ivuclV Liiai> i.w-wtjw Lt. Gov. George Nigh' hit the Countury Club in nearby Palm coffee trail later and probably has the tightest schedule now of such events. He "blends" his coffees Desert. The chief executive drove the four miles to Eisenhower's Cali- flC UJV1IUO Ilia uvllttia IQUT IIllKib LU H.13C1111U W Cl O van with breakfast, luncheon and styie stone and wood resi- ner meetings, in working a specific j dence from his weekend retreat, singer Bing Crosby's home in the area. Other the West were reported Saturday that has been created by big power disagreements on oth- preparmg to negotiate several the prob- limited accords designed to 0{ Berlin and banning nu- duce the risk of nuclear war. Qualified informants said each side is expected to come up at the 17-nation disarmament talks here next Tues- various firm propo- posals ranging from action to stop the spread of weapons to barring the use of outer space for war purposes. Agreement on some of these would not affect basic strategic postures of East clear tests. Progress in these areas in cer- tah circumstances also could brighten prospects of a summit meeting in April or May. There were firm reports that the Western powers have set out to persuade France to take up her vacant seat at the conference table here. Some Western states- men1 were portrayed as hopeful French President Charles de Gaulle soon will change his mind about staying out of the talks, which he considers mistakenly or- OKLAHOMA Cloudy cast, partly cloudy west Sunday and Sunday night, occasional rain east ending Sunday night; cooler in east and south Sunday night; high Sunday 40. north to 55 southeast. High temperature in Ada Sat- urday was 59 after a Friday night low of 51; reading at 5 p. m. Saturday, 54. Rainfall Saturday, to 5 p. m. was 1.18 inches. in Berlin. 2. At time 'they "have emphasized to the Russians the readiness t of the West to s_ettle the crisis' gripping the divided city. Secret talks still are going on, with the Russians giving no sign that they want to break off. 3, The eight middle road, or un- committed, nations attending the 11-day-old disarmament confer- ence are showing increasing C1IUC CHC awareness of the factors good crowds. Also he.has led the United States to slate at several meetings of series of nuclear tests in the associations. ganizod. U.S. Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk has arranged tentatively to fly back to Washington Monday or Tuesday and it seemed that only some sudden switch by Pre- mier Khrushchev in the next 48 hours would cause Rusk to change his plans. Few hours would cause Rusk to change his plans. Rusk may be expected to re- port to President Kenrtedy in Washington along these broad lines: 1. He and Britain's Lord Home have repeatedly stressed to So- Democratic candidates ring for the nomination in the May 1 primary also are getting in good licks before coffee-drink- ing crowds. Informal Local supporters, of the candi- date set up the' coffeas and invite friends. The candidate makes an informal talk on his views and an- swers questions. Former Gov. Raymond Gary has concentrated more on major speeches. He is better known than some of the others and is able to mosphere next month. Preston Moore is campaigning 4. The disarmament conference He js as a whole, after some procedur- al snarls, finally seems ready to move along reasonly organized negotiating tracks. ___ling some coffees, speaking of- ten on television, attending forums and has held several rallies. He mav make a caravan tour of the state. TV Approach Firp Dpnt Answers W. P. Bill Atkinson is using tele- nre uepr. Answers ivjsion at the start of Single Call In Week The Ada Fire Department Satur- day marked off an entire week with only one call. The call came Thursday afternoon when a. car owned by H. S. Mclntosh caught fire at 301 West Main. Assistant Chief Herman Landrith said waste oil and wiring under the head caught fire from a flooded carbu- retor. bis intensive six-week campaign before the primary. He had two 30-minute TV speeches last week, George Miskovsky has a regular Sunday afternoon TV show, and is making all of the candidate fo- jms. Miskovsky wields a sharp axe, and probably at his best when on a platform with other candidates. viet Foreign Minister Andrei A. j The last previous run was made Gromyko the resolve of the 17. Silver Spur Ranch area. White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger reported after- ward that Kennedy -and er engaged in "general discus- sion of the situation around the world." Kennedy, he added, had brought Eisenhower "up to date on a number of matters." Salinger did not elucidate ex- cept to say the talks concentrated basically on international affairs. The face-to-face meeting of Kennedy and Eisenhower, the country's most prominent Repub- lican, was evidently more congen- ial than a long-range exchange between Kennedy's traveling par- ty and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon, who lost to Kennedy in 1960 and is now seeking the GOP nomination to oppose Democrat Edmund G. (Pat) Brown's bid for re-election as governor of California, took critical note of Kennedy's presence. The Presi- dent arrived Friday, accompanied by his brother, Atty. Gen. Robert F. .Kennedy, and Nixon was quoted as saying: "We welcome them. In Novem- ber we're going to show- these t tl-itrtf! nr tllffl during the afternoon in the Hugo area. Gnlf ball size hail was re- ported in Hugo. Torrential rain pounded scat- tered other parts of the state. Police at Guymon said 75 to 30 power lines were ripped down :n the Four Corners area to the west by the heavy snow and workmen were sent out to make repairs. Some snow fell at Guymon but melted quickly. Cause of the variety of weather, the Weather' Bureau .explained, was a storm" that brewed.'in the Texas It was expected GOING beam is already in position and the second moves in toward cranes at St. Joseph's on Friday. High winds and rain forced cancellation of plans for compteting the impressive bell tower Saturday. Work will returns Monday morning, weather per- Staff Weather Temporarily Halts Tower Raising By GEORGE GURLEY St. Joseph's new trilon is tern would have prevented the con- struction of the tower by taking so much.of the space1 .to maneuy.ec.-the beams into posi- on Page Two) a temporary halt in plans to raise f Ianniii-k third and into Annual Cleanup posuion Lo form. stark but Campaign Opens at'the Here ADril 16 Weather permilting, the final beam will be "muscled" into Ada's annual cleanup campaign place beginning Monday al 10 begins on April 16. not on April a. m. Rev. John Bloras, priest at St. Joseph's, had hoped to have 6 as announced earlier. Homer Reed, superintendent of the Sanitation Department, said a truck will start in each quarter of the city on that date. He expects the annual drive will require two weeks, weather permitting, for completion. the structure in the main com- plete by Sunday but high winds and driving rain brought a halt .The three beams each weigh pounds. Made by the Mar- tin-Marietta Co. here, they are 116 feet long. At the ground level, the beams are separated, forming an opeff crane held'it from .the rear. The second beam went up late Friday afternoon -long boomed .cranes upper "end with an spreader bar and another crane handling the lower end. Finally .this.beam too was in close position alongside the first mem- ber. But it is not. until the third beam is raised that the three are separacea, lorming an open triangle Some 60 feet above .the i members can be tied together in ground the beams join to form a I the upper portions with cement J uioHno intn n rnmmnn unit. Ol lily U11GC UCC11 to work Saturday morning. From common st r u ct u r e. Near the top, there is a cut-out portion in each beam which houses the bells. Then, rising out of the top of the three beams is a 'simple Circus Air For much of the day Friday, the} H Ievcl to of the cross, the entire i entire project had overtones of Residents are reminded that the j "the circus coming to town drive is a "clean up" affair. City! Scores of stu- employes in the past have strug- j dents and just curious citizens ..i _. tha infwmtHpnnv gled with huge tree trunks, moun tains of tree trimmings and other large and cumbersome items. Reed said the crews would move only material which could be picked up and handled easily. He asked that residents place it on the parking areas and in the alleys. Trucks will make pickups v i( alleys .irui-fta "A11 pn-nupj carpetbaggers a thing or two. [rom kings {irst and then move Asked for comment, Salinger The m a te ri a i tartly observed: "I would just say I don't know of anybody in the United States, ii uiaLLUl in wiLii uuict ui. "uj j He plays such a rough game that no matter what state he resides some of the other candidates try in, who considers the President of (Continued on Two) I (Continued on Two] through alleys. The m a t e r i a should be collected at one point so that it can be more efficiently handled. The drive also has the backing of the Ada Council of Garden Clubs. visited the site intermittently dur- ing the day to check progress. As one man in the crow said, gazing skyward when the second huge beam was moving into posi- tion, "it can't be done" and yet it obviously was. Certainly the project has cap- tured the imagination of much of the 'city. Widely Visible The campanile, which will be visible for miles, is rising just east of the present .rectory. The tower had to be constructed be- fore the new church gets under- way. Another building in the. area structure is roughly 143 feet high. It wil'. be visible for miles and, when the bells peal out, residents of the area should have no diffi- culty hearing Safety System The tower will, however, serve yet another function. It is likely that it may well be incorporated into the city's Civil Defense pic- ture with an amplifying system ready at hand to broadcast warn- ings. The Allied Steel Construction Co., along with one unit from Martin-Marietta, is handling erec- tion of the big members. The first' beam was raised and inched into position on its pad by noon Friday. Then the beam was guyed from either side and a and welding into a common unit Tedious Task It is a tedious, slow and unbe- lievably exacting project like playing with huge jackstraws. While beams of this size have indeed been used in construction it is the first time they have been employed in this area, perhaps anywhere, in this fashion. A small army of equipment, cranes, trucks -and men surround the beams. The third member is at the bell tower site ready to be (Continued on Page Two) Speak when you are angry and you will make the finest' speech you will ever regret. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Beaufy Or Butchery? Improper Pruning Can Cost Life Of Trees THE WRONG is "dehorned" tree. Its days are numbered. It's lost at least 20 years of its life. It may put out a spurt of new growth in an attempt to compensate for the terrific loss it's suffered, but it will never fully recover. And quite likely to die in just year or Stiff By W. L. KNICKMEYER It's tree-pruning lime in Ada, and all over town you-can see the evidence of butchery and carnage: scores of multiple amputees with the bleeding stumps of limbs held up against the sky. And that's more than just a fig- ure of speech. Trees are like peo- ple. Cut. them and they bleed. Whack off all their extremities, and even though they may live for awhile they never recover from the stock. Yet the promiscuous cutting off of tree limbs goes on. Dehorning; we've come to call it, in analogy to cutting off the horns of caltle. Yetveven dehorning -a steer sets the critter back in his growth; and there's always the possibility of infection. Worst Possible And wjth trees, it's worse. A sleer can get along without horns, once he gets over the initial shock. But a tree can't get along without its branches.. Paul Mitchell, landscape archi- tect at East Central State Col- lege, doesn't call the process "de- horning." He calls' it "butcher- ing-" "Without Mitchell says, "it's the worst thing you can do to a Iree short of cutting it down entirely or spreading sail on the; weakened, and begins tojlie back, ground around it." County Agent C. H. -Hailey also goes on record against'the prac tice. "It retards the normal develop- ment of Hailey points out. "It interferes with the uni- formity of branch spread; And it removes all the picturesque qual- ity." That is to say, it's not only bad for the itself it's ugly, to boot. Years Lost Just how much does it hurt a tree to undergo an operation like this? MitchelL estimates that, al the very best, it cuts 20 years off the tree's life. In season, il may kill it the first year...-And it frequently kills in two years. A tree's branches and-root-sys- tem balance each other, Mitchell notes. They support, each .other. They need each other. And when you "throw them out of balance, everything goes to pot. The tree does its best by making a sudden flush of growth to try to compensate for its loss; But it" just can't make it quick -enough. It can't develop enough new branch- es to support enough new leaves to do the .job. So the entire root system is Weakened System Meanwhile, the sap pours out of those open wounds like blood from a wound in' the human body further, 'weakening the whole tree.' This stop's, finally, and the cut off branch dies.' Insects find the dead wood and burrow'-into it. The insects carry virus and fungus diseases, which pending on the size of the wound. So Mitchell recommends painting the cut with emulsified asphalt or bordeaux mixture and'linseed oil, to protect it .until it heals. In-h'is travels about town, Mitch- ell' frequently -sees' examples improper. pruning. 'And it makes him. pretty mad: 'Your, unskilled pruner may make a stab at cutting a limb off normally, attack 'Only weakened with the trunk. But trees.' The 'wood begins'to rot: j 'Ca'Sy He starts 'his cut and the rot goes back deep and deep, into' the .heartwopd. of the tree, And .about the-only thing, left at the top and saws straight down until-the The weight of the limb, howev-. er, -pulls..it.off.before-the cut is i i t to do' is to :cut 'off flush with And as it falls it tears ground arid, burn the corpse. Now a tree, like' a human body, can heal'its own a certain 'point. But it can't .heal those: cuts straight across at right :angles to the branch. .Improper Pruning "A tree heals along the path the nutrients travel "lengthwise along the branch or Mitchell explains. "If it's, neces- sary to cut off ;a limb, it should be cut off .flush with the parent' limb. Then the bark will 'grow iiack across the wound, work'ing in from each side until it's cov-' ered.'-' This lakes a few seasons, de- away a strip-of bark from the' trunk. Bleeding Wound "I'm infuriated I see Mitchell.' says "It's the same as peeling'a 'strip of skin off your arm.' I've a tree like that that's'.been bleed-. ing three'weeks now." 'The proper way to take off a limb, he goes is to make a cut. from the. bottom .first, then come down from the top to meet it. If the limb is large and heavy, you. cut the main. part off first, a .couple of feet out from the or (Continued on Pig. 12) Ifi the worst thins you do to i tree, ht Staff Photo)