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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Well, one thing is readily apparent after the historic court ruling on representation. The Sooner State isn't the only one having trouble along this line ,and 'misery' loves company. Benny Paret Remains At Death's Door See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Hopes For Balanced Budget Fade In Face Of Spending. Page 7 50T.H YEAR NO. 12 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, MARCH 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Court Ruling Reopens Fight On Reapportionment Hopefuls Step Up Activity By THE ASSOCITED PRESS Candidates for governor issued new appeals for voter support Tuesday as the state Democratic Party pointed toward a harmony dinner in June. A new campaign aid of Ray- mond Gary unveiled the former governor's reapportionment plan. W. P. Atkinson made a pitch for support of education. George Mis- kovsky said a right-to-work law "bring about magic re- sults." Republican Henry Bellmon said the Democrats are on a dead- end road. Mike Grey, Hooker druggist bid for the state Demo- cratic chairmanship ended in fail- ure last week, was named today as the Panhandle campaign co- ordinator for Gary. Grey said the xeapportionment plan of Gary's would base the Senate membership on area and take the present 7-membor limit off the House of Representatives, giving cities more voice in the House. Gary has said if elected l.e would let the people vote on constitution- al reapportionment if it has not been decided. But he does fa- vor the constitutional formula and also would call a special election on his own plan for apportioning the legislature. Atkinson in a speech prepared (Continued on Page Two) Russians Construct Shelter Areas In Many Major Cities By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW that the Soviet Union may Have built a series'of air raid shelters in its major cities in years past has been discovered by Western ob- servers. Some of the official specialists doubt the evidence, however, and even the convinced suspect that the program has been stopped. The evidence is primarily in the form of air vents protruding in various parts of the city. For a long time they were looked upon as merely air vents leading to Nab Suspecfs In Jewel 'Jobs7 GAINESVILLE. Tex. (AP) An early morning raid on a farm- house near this north-central Tex- as city resulted in the arrest of four men and two women and of-ino alr rald shelter system and ls ficers indicted three of them willinot Planning to build one. be questioned about a-series of But the Prescnce of.the vcnts the subway or to centra1, heating establishments. Then some Western officials stumbled on an air raid school and demonstration center that has been operated for several years in an outlying part of the city. It is visited mostly by students in their -teens. It exhibits designs of air vents leading from air raid shelters. These are not photographs, just designs of how you would build an air you were- building an air raid shelter. They resemble those around Moscow. Students are shown how they should huddle in the basements of their apartment houses as one of the first places to escape some of the blast of an atomic war. But' the lecturer indicates there is no security from any real nu- clear blast in such basements. Soviet officials of all categories including Marshal Rodion Mali- novsky, defense minister, have insisted that the Soviet Union has River Yields Victim SASAKWA (Special) The body of Pete Harjo, a barber, was found shortly after noon Monday in Little River, a mile north of here, on State Highway 56. The body was discovered abou a mile downstream from the bridge. of volunteers had been searching for the body since his car was found in the river near the bridge last Wednesday. Jelly McGirt, who lives west of Sa sakwa. one of the many volunteer searchers who had aided author- ities, discovered the body. Bulldozers and other dirt-mov ing equipment, began building a dam on Little River upstream from the Highway 56 stream early Monday in an effort to drain the area in which the body of Harjo was being sought. Also an Army helicopter was flying low over the area arounc the river in hopes that the body could be seen from the air. Ef- forts of skindivers and other searchers plodding up and down the river had proved futile. There had been no sign of the body. Only Harjo's hat had been found since several of his personal ef- fects were found on the bank near where the car was pullec out last Wednesday morning. The search for Harjo's body has been underway since that time. Early Wednesday the car was discovered partially submerged in the river by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Crenshaw, traveling over the bridge in an automobile. Harjo, who hauled mail from Holdenville to Sasakwa, was be- lieved returning home when his car missed the bridge and plunged into the stream. His death was the 133 traffic fatality of the year in Oklahoma. He leaves the wife, a daughter, Cyntha, and a son. Brown Harjo, both of the home; two brothers, William Harjo, Midwest City; and Ena G. Harjo, Sasakwa; and a sister. Mrs. Annie Keys, Sasakwa. Services were at 2 p.m..Tues- day in Spring Baptist Church, west of Sasakwa. Hudson Funeral Home of Holdenville directed the jewel thefts in Dallas. Two of those arrested are ex- convicts. Three of the men were taken to Dallas for questioning by federal and city officers. The raid followed an armed robbery several days ago of a Carlsbad, N. M., drug store. Peg- gy Fry Blankenship was arrested a short time later after she wrecked a car. New Mexico of- ficers said a man in the car es- caped. Mrs. Blankenship and Richard Lee Blankenship were charged with armed robbery in the Carls- bad holdup. Blankenship was one of those arrested Monday. He has served four prison terms. Officers identified the woman as the wife Jackie Blanken- ship, serving time in the Nebras- ka prison. FBI agent Bob Lish, who ques- tioned the group at Gainesville, said a pair of boots found at the farmhouse matched prints found at burglarized homes in Dallas. Nearly worth of jewel- ry has been taken in a series of burglaries the past two years. Captain Will Fritz of the Dallas police said his office will not question the men in connection with the jewel thefts but other of- ficers might. Fritz said his men wanted to question the trio about several su- permarket holdups. Blankenship gave his age as 3'i and his home as Dallas. In addi- tion to Blankenship, Robert L. (Continued on Page Two) High temperature in Ada Monday was 71; low Monday night, 49; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 52. OKLAHOMA Fair this aft- ernoon through Wednesday; a little warmer this afternoon and tonight; low. tonight 43-53; high 80-85. in many places in gether with what appear to be exits from underground places- has led some to believe that there is a vast network of shelters. None of. the vents appears new, and one of the most enthusiastic believers in the discovery agrees that the newest he has seen is in a structural site dating back- to 1950 or 1952. But there they are, and once your eye becomes conscious of what to look for, they seem to show up every place. Cities Plan Battle By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (AP) The Su- preme Court's action to place the question of equitable state legis lative districting before the fed- eral courts could have a. chain reaction on American politics. While the Tennessee case on which the court ruled Monday in- volved "only legislative redistrict- ing, politicians suspect that if the U.S. courts can decide such mat- ters it might not be long until they were asked lo consider con- gressional districting. Just as they have with state legislatures, many city voters have felt they have far less repre- sentation in Congress than the rural population. As an example, voters turned out when Rep. Ralph J. Rivers, a Democrat, was elected at large in Alaska in i960. But went to the polls when GOP1 Rep. Marguerite Stitt Church won in the 13th District of Illinois, a Chicago suburban area. In Southern districts where there is no Republican opposition, fewer than persons often of- ficially choose a representative in the general election. Change Most of the states have com- pleted their changes of congres- sional district boundary lines on the' basis of state population gains There is a small one losscs shown by the 1960 cen- the American Embassy in an apartment house- court just off the street. It is close to one of Many of these changes were made by legislatures under con- the biggest subway stations in the i trol of rural representatives who city. Among bits of evidence sup- could .be .expected to protectjas. much as'possible the'interests of porting the idea of shelters is the congressmen more concerned discovery some claim to agricultural than city prob- made that many of the deeper j lems. shelters are equipped with blast j Charles S. Rhyne, an attorney doors which would close and keep .for the urban Tennessee voters, out dangerous fall-out for a period while thousands of people lived below in the deep tunnels. Of course no one has doubted for a minute that the subway tunnels and stations would be used immediately as air raid shelters in case of war. Londoners did it special planning. But a new examination said the court's decision will af- fect every state and "could pretty well shift control of state legis- latures to urban areas." The extent to which the city vs. country controversy has progress- ed is demonstrated by the fact that in many other states suits arepending similar to that insti- tuted in Tennessee. made by Western specialists con- The possible impact of the fed- vinced them that there are doors to shut in the deepest subway sta- tions. The closest kind of examination (Continued on Page Two) eral courts' action' in the field was illustrated by Gov. John Pat- terson's announcement he may call a special.session of the Ala- City Voters Will Turn To Courts In Chain Of Suits By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Supreme Court ruling that a citizen may ask a federal court to decide if his state's -legislature is out of balance between city and rural representatives ap- pears likely to set off court suits and special legislative sessions in many states. One suit was filed within two hours after the decision was handed down Monday. A taxpayer in Atlanta asked that Georgia's county unit system be thrown out. Under New Statement Promises Hope For Geneva Meeting New Troubles Face President inai VjeUigiaa (JUUiuy UIHL system ue uuuyvn uuu unuci f m the he argued, a man's vote in cities is worth: Of urmrii less than, that of a, IM i much less than, that of a! country voter. OKLAHOMA CITY Nor-! His argument is an old one. man Reynolds called on opponents of a legislative reapportionment petition to end what he termed their stalling tactics Monday, Reynolds, attorney for Citizens for Constitutional Reapportion- ment, said "if they let the people vote, the federal court won't need to act in Oklahoma. "If they continue delaying a vote, they arc deliberately sacri- ficing. Oklahoma's right to deter- mine its own destiny." Reynolds' comment came in the wake.of a U. S. Supreme Court decision that city voters are en- titled to a federal court hearing on their contention they are not receiving fair representation in state legislatures. An appeal to the state Supreme Court is expected to be filed on a ruling upholding the sufficiency of the petition calling for. a vote on reapportionment based on the con- stitutional formula. Many states have such suits pending. But the city voters had a new weapon in hand today in their long fight to prod rural rep- resentatives out-of some .of their seats in state capitals and get more representation 'for them- selves. Because of Monday's decision, their hopes were higher. By ROBERT BERRELLEZ BUENOS -AIRES (AP) AJ military, coup to topple "President j Arturo Frondizi appeared to draw! nearer today after he rejected aj plea for his resignation from his own hand-picked mediator, ex- President Pedro Aramburu. Frondizi's .insistence on holding on to the office to which he was elected four years ago drew a proclamation of- open rebellion Rawson, that "courts'ought not to. enter i commander of the 3rd Cavalry the political thicket. The remedy Division based 180 miles south of In 1946 the Supreme Court said from Gen, Franklin for unfairness in districting is to secure state legislatures that will apportion properly, or to invoke the ample powers of Congress." Monday the court decided 6 to 2 a federal court can- step in Buenos Aires. Rawson accused the "president of betraying Gen. Aramburu's mediation efforts and said the use of force remains the only path open .to those opposing Frondizi. and determine whether city voters He called on all other military are unconstitutionally discrimi-j units to join, him in rebellion, nated against in the apportion-1 There was no immediate evi- By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER GENEVA Secretary of State JDean Rusk and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko an- nounced in a joint statement today that their Geneva talks have uncovered some points of agreement as well as of differences over Berlin. It was understood from American sources that one of the points of agreement is that neither side wants to become involved in a war over Berlin. But neither side, it was reported, made a change in major policy. The statement was issued just before Rusk and leading members of the American delegation'took a plane for Washington to report to President Kennedy that the-Berlin dispute remains highly dangerous though unlikely to explode in the foreseeable future. Canadian Foreign Secretary Howard Green submitted a draft declaration to the 17-nation disar- mament conference calling for Trial Of Reservist Continues By JACK OWENS FT. POLK, La. Army captain testified he warned a re- servist he would be subject to a court-martial if the soldier's crit- icisms of his commanding general action by no later than Wednes- day on outlawing weapons of mass destruction from outer space. Soviet Premier Khrushchev has were published. claimed that Russian scientists Capt. Gerland R. MacManus have created a global rocket in- gave that report at a special! vulnerable to antimissile defenses _____i_____i." i _, court-martial trying Pfc. Bernis ment of legislative seats. Historic Case. The case had to do with Ten- nessee where there has been 'no reapportionment in 61 years. The j army was still not clear. The lout" demonstrations by" reservists dence that Rawson's threat was Owen, 23, of Seadrift, Tex. Owen being implemented by action onjis charged with disrespect as a any front. The position of the air j result of his statements about the force and a large segment of the'general's order banning "we want get the issue on the May 22nd bal- lot, despite the appeal. "We will ask the Supreme Court to invoke the law requiring the courts to give this case precedence over all others and decide it in time for a vote May said Reynolds. Ada Volunteers WorkOn-Rij To Work Signers Housewives in Ada Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after- noons will have a chance to sign right-to-work petitions. A group of local volunteers, all women, plan to circulate" on these afternoons in residential districts over all of Ada giving everyone who wishes to sign the petitions an opportunity. It is possible that another ef- fort will- be undertaken before the deadline on filing' signatures in Oklahoma City throughout the business district in Ada. If people at home wish to "think it workers will call (Continued on Page Two) I again for their signatures. had meaning in many other states. In Pennsylvania, a watchdog group called the Committee of Seventy, declared it would bring suit unless the legislature redis-j tricts during its session which be- gins in January. Gov. John Patterson of Ala- bama said he-may call a special session of the legislature. Last summer a .group of Alabama voters- 'sued .in, Montgomery, ask- ing, the district court'.to .compel the legislature to. reapportion it- self. Their pending.suit requested, the court to force candidates for House and Senate to run at large this year unless the legislature was .reapportioned. In Topeka, Kan., Dist. Judge Marion Beatty said any action on a pending suit seeking to force reapportionment of the legislature would be delayed to permit all concerned to 'study the Supreme Court decision. Briefs had been due Friday. In its decision in the Tennessee case, the Supreme Court said it would be improper for it to con- sider now what remedy would be most appropriate if the city voters prove their case at the trial. navy was all for ousting Frondizi. j recalled to active duty. Extra security precautions were] Tne soldier is accused of tcrm. (Continued on Page Two) the order "hilarious" and the "climax of a long chain of in- justices." j The defense contended Owen Fol low-Up Supreme Court sources. how- WARNING H. A. "Mac" McFarland is not making a polit- to residents in that part of town. The assorted sounds were speech. But residents in south Ada Monday afternoon only a test. The equipment was installed as a public service ever, said this would be the fol- low-up on the ruling. After 25 days the Supreme Court clerk notifies the special three-judge federal court in Nash- ville that it has authority to act on complaints. The special :court will hold a trial to give complain- ing voters an opportunity to try to prove their claims. If the special court decides that urbs voters' rights to equal pro- tection under the 14th Amend- ment have been denied, it will determine what remedies to or- der. Solicitor General Archibald Cox, arguing before Ihe Supreme Court in support of urban voters, sug- gested a simple declaration by the special court that present Tennessee districts'are unconsti- tutional would, probably lead to action by the Tennessee Legisla- ture to correct inequities. Cox said that if the legislature resists, the special court could or- der one of the following: An election at large. The value of votes of state sen- ators and representatives be re- duced by an amount necessary to offset over-representation giv- ing legislators fractional rather than full votes. Simple changes in 'legislative districts. Opponents of such orders could appeal to the Supreme- Court. Battle; Reapportionment battles may be varied and complex judging from past and present skir- mishes. The Supreme Court decision will lead to reopening of a-suit to have New York State's ''system of apportioning declared -unconstitutional. In addition, Mayor Robert F. Wagner of he will have city corporation counsel ex- amine the1 decision to-determine what further "action-can'.be taken i told a New Orleans newsman who i interviewed him by long distance telephone that the statement could not be used unless the newsman first cleared it with military au- thorities. The order banning protest dem- onstrations, -issued last week by Maj. Gen. Harley B. West, corn- Fresh Woes In Algeria By MICHAEL GOLDSMITH ALGIERS protest strike gripped 'Algiers called 'by European -settlers jnimander of the post, followed a mourning for the 41 Europeans jsenes of meetings by several hun- killed when French troops fired idrcd reservists. into a crowd demonstrating in! Tne prosecution introduced a support of the Secret Army statement in which Owen ganization. acknowledged making critical re- Public transportation was at but the soldier addcd the standstill. Most European stores ".e.WS" were closed. No newspapers ap- peared. Banks failed to open. The big outdoor market was silent and deserted. There were reports that electricity would be cut. Hundreds of Europeans strolled the streets and most of them seemed to head for'the street corner in front of the main post office where the shooting broke out Monday. In addition to the 41 settlers killed, about 130 were wounded. Army casualties, were one killed and six wounded. Some strollers- placed modest flowers on the'blood- stains in the streets. Debris still aLCIIU3 111 OH 13 OUU i littered the. sidewalks. Lost shoes and berets lay untouched. Passing man promised to get the com- ment cleared by military authori- ties. MacManus, Owen's company commander, said he listened to the interview on an extension telephone and warned Owen dur- ing the call that Owen would face court-martial if the comment were published. The defense continually object- ed that MacManus' action in lis- tening to Owen's conversation was illegal and contrary to pro- visions against revealing wiretap evidence. The court ruled it did not believe an extension telephone automobiles had turned some blood pools into long streaks of (Continued on Page Two) MacManus testified, "Owen kept telling him (the newsman) to clear with the PIO (public in- formation He told him (Continued on Page Two) might have thought rally was underway for.a short period by M R. The tiny black "blob" above "Mac's" head on the t _ at 3 p. m. when "Dixie" blared out over that end of town, edge of the tower catwalk is' one' of. the three speakers' in behalf Of New York. City resi- intermingled with strange voices and a police siren. Actu- which will boom out warnings. "Im a McFar- dents. ally "Mac" and his crew were simply, installing amplifying land said, "and I thought the first thing that went out over.- The suit being reopened in New equipment on the old water tower st the end of Townsend the new system ought to be And, it was. (NEWS which will bt used to broadcast storm or disaster warnings Staff (Continued on Pijt Two) CHARGED Pfe. Bernii Owen, 23, an Army reservist from Seadrift, Tex., the alleged leader of .recent "we want out" protest meetings at Fort'Polk; La., leaves court room at Fort Polk during a recess'of his special "court-martial.- He is: charged with disrespect, conduct bringing discredit to the Armed -Forces-and conduct prejudicial to good'order and discipline stemming --from his.alleged, criticism of crack- down on protwt meetings. {AP that can evade American radar detection installations by attack- ing from any direction. For Peace Both the United States and the Soviet Union in their proposed dis- armament plans included provi- sions reserving outer space for peaceful purposes. Under Green's declaration the orbiting or stationing in outer space of devices 'for delivering woapons of mass destruction would be prohibited. A nation would also be obliged to give advance notice to the Unit- ed Nations of the launching of space vehicles and missiles. British7 Foreign Secretary Lord Home gave strong support to the Canadian proposal. He then left for home, but said he would come back any time his presence is.needed. Rusk and Gromyko in their joint statement on their Berlin talks said they had made some progress in clarifying points of agreement as well as points of dif- ference. They added that they agreed to "resume contact in an appropriate way" after reporting to their governments and consult- ing allies. These discussions are expected to continue through am- bassadors in Moscow and Wash- ington. Continue Rusk and Gromyko did appar- ently give each other the imprest sion, however, that each believes (Continued on Page Two) Allen C Of C Meets, Lee Heads Officers ALLEN (Staff) The Allen Chamber of Commerce second an- nual "Ladies' Night" banquet drew a crowd of 170 to the Ameri- can Legion Hall here Monday night. Retiring president L. C. Cozad Jr. was presented a plaque for his service to the' organization. Roy Saffarrans was also honor- ed for his extended years of service with the Chamber. He has been associated with the group for 20 years. Entertainment was provided en- tirely by local talent: the grade school band, a trio of Allen citi- zens, a trio from, the Church of God, and quartets from the First Baptist Church and Free Will Baptist Church. Presley Snow acted, as master of ceremonies. Willie Lee. is 1962 president of the Chamber. Other recently elected officers are Ernest Hodr ges, vice' president, and R. H. Chadd, secretary. New members of the board of directors are. Virgil Guy, Dale. Kimbrell, David Gray and Roy Saffarrans. The meal was prepared and served under direction of Gene Abernathy. Policeman: "Sir, your wife fell out of the car three blocks.back." Motorist: "So that's it: I thought I'd. gone deaf." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.)   

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