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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             History DOES repeat itself thus the report today of a modern Nero in the form of a a Reno casino owner who "fiddled, to prevent panic" while a nearby hotel burned down Tigers Run 2nd In O.B.U. Tourney See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS French Leaders Look Ahead To Elections, P-3 59TH YEAR NO. 19 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10. CENTS SUNDAY U. S. Judge Calls For Speedup Of Desegregation NEW ORLEANS, La. S. Dist. Judge J. Skelly Wright has thrown out an integration slowdown law and ordered desegregation of the first six grades of all New Orleans public schools next fall. The sweeping order Tuesday brought from a Louisiana legislative leader promises of drastic action next month. Members of the Orleans Parish Board said they would appeal. Token desegregation is now in effect in six scattered elementary schools in the city. Wright's ruling came a week after Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel ordered desegregation of all Catholic parochial and private schools next in the midst a furore over excommu- nication t h r e a t s against some leading Catholic seg- regationists. In addition to speeding up de- segregation, Wright's order de- clared the application of Louisi- ana's pupil placement law in New Orleans unconstitutional. He did not rule on its application in the Command Bids For Arab Unity DAMASCUS, Syria high command that, with the northern Syria, announced today revolt ended one of its ail rest of the state. Every Louisiana city operates a segregated school system. 'This knocked out one of the last rear-guard actions by the Louisi- ana Legislature. State Sen. E. W. Gravolet said legislators may have an answer and promised drastic action, but he didn't say 'now is to bring about comprehen- sive Arab unity. This may mean some sort of renewed link with i what that would be. President Gamal Abdel Nasser's United Arab Republic. A ban on travel between cities was relaxed. Crisis Over "The crisis has said a high command statement broad- cast by Radio Damascus. "Everybody is leaving it to the high command to take the neces- sary measures to put the country on the right path for the future and to bring about comprehensive Arab unity on a true basis." That could mean a renewal of ties with the United Arab Repub- lic, though" certainly not in tfie tight union that was broken by a Syrian army revolt last Sept. 28. Some form of may be in the offing. Assurances The military leaders in Damas- cus sent assurances to the troops who staged a 48-hour uprising in Aleppo, a northern Syrian com- mercial city in which admiration for Nasser is strong.. They said the rebels' demand for a link with the U.A.R. will be realized. However, the two strongest men of the ruling military junta are anti-Nasser. They are Maj. Gen. Abdel Kerim Zahreddin, the ar- (Continued on Page Two) Paving Material Explodes; Three Workers Injured HUGO thousand gallon tank of asphaltic material explod- ed and burned at Grant, five miles south of here today, injuring three men. All three are employes of a sub- contractor. Elliott Brothers of Oklahoma City. Reported in serious condition atj Hugo Memorial Hospital were J.' B. Bowen of Durant and Frank- Favor. Less seriously burned was J. N. Harris. There was no esti- mate of damage. Hugo firemen contained the fire to the one tank and kept it from spreading to -a nearby asphalt storage tank. The blast and resultant fire de- stroyed a tool house belonging to the Frisco Railroad, an equipment storage house, a trailer house' and a materials loader of the subcon- tractor and blew out windows of the Grant Post Office. There was no estimate of damage. Lyles and Butler of Muskogee is the prime contractor putting down an asphaltic shoulder along U. S. 270 in the area. The burning stationary tank was about 300 feet from the Post Of- fice. Theodore H. Shepard Jr., presi- dent of the Orleans Parish School Board, said he "almost definite- ly" will call a special meeting Friday to authorize an appeal. Louis G. Riecke, a board mem- ber, said, "I'm afraid it might cause chaos in the system if we have to desegregate all those grades in September." Louis Rittner, another member, suggested the board might study abandonment of the dual school system. Wright, 49, a native New Orle- anian and a federal judge for 11 years, issued the original order desegregating the city's public schools. When the order was im- plemented on Nov. 14, I960, white parents withdrew their children almost en masse from the two elementary schools which accept- ed Negro first graders, Gov. Jimmie H. Davis took con- trol of the city's schools in an attempt to head off desegregation, but the action was nullified by a panel of federal judges. Last fall the-number of integrat- ed schools in the city increased to six with only 12 Negro children attending previously all-white classes. More than- 18 months Wright ordered public schools :n East Baton Rouge Parish and trade schools in six cities to de- segregate. He set no deadline. Mrs. B. J. Gaillot Jr., a Cath- olic segregation leader who said she has been threatened with ex- communication by Archbishop Jo-' seph Francis Rummel, said her request for an audience with the prelate had been granted. Mrs. Gaillot, head of the segre- gationist Save Our Nation, Inc., protested the decision and led a handful of demonstrators in pick- eting the archbishop's residence. SINGLE CALL Ada firemen answered only one alarm Tuesday, to put out a grass fire three miles west of Ada on SH 19 shortly after 5 p. m. Chief Dudley Young said fires had been set at two or three places along the road but the blazes never got away from the edge of the high- way. Ex-General Lashes Out At All Officials In Muzzling Probe Walker Appears Before Senate Investigators WASHINGTON, (AP) Edwin A. Walker, former Army major general, told investigating he "was senators to- a scrapegoat COUNT DOWN Members of the election committee of the Ada Chamber of Commerce tabulate ballots Tuesday night for seven new board members. Around the table clock- from the left foreground are Mrs. Jerry Farnham, chamber secretary; Lowell Adams, Harry Evans, chairman of the committee; E. R.. Halverson; Pat Ray Jr., and Frank Dicus, who substituted for C. B. Moon. (NEWS Staff Win Posts On C Of C Air Navy Vie For Bigger Share Of Nuclear Weapons Tests Seven _new members _to the] WASHINGTON (AP) -The Air Force and Navy reportedly Directors of' the of Commerce Ada Board of Chamber chosen Tuesday evening. An five- man election committee counted are jostling for a greater share of the limited number of nuclear weapons tests to be conducted in ballots from chamber members. (he Pacific ]ater this montn Newly elected to the board are S. M. BaubliLs, C. C. Collier, Asa J. A. Richardson, The final decision on the spe- cific makeup of the tests is up to President Kennedy, acting on James .Thompson, Harold recommendation of the Joint and Dr. Charles F. Spencer. .They replace Harry Evans, W. D. Little Jr., Denzil Lowry. J. B. .Chiefs.of Staff .and scientific.ex-, perts from the the Atomic Energy Commission and Lynn, Wendell-Thomas, Joe Bryan I tne White House. the upcoming tests will pass over populated areas of the United States. In all likelihood, they will be fired from Vahdenberg Air Force Base in California out over the Pacific. Some of the tests will All the services have developed a range of nuclear weapons sys- tems since the. last series of.U.S. atmospheric tests in 1958. Service experts say they are confident the I warheads will work, but they are involve! anxious to try them- out mated actual weapons systems. These probably will 'include missiles with their warheads, fired from with missiles and other vehicles. The Army is believed tested some of its smaller nuclear .submar.He.and A major part of the test series in; reccnt underground will involve proof tests of re- search and development devices. and John Relic, who has moved Thcre has been no I as distinguished from complete I from Ada. The new board members will serve two-year terms. Serving with them as hold-over members are Leroy McDonald, Orval Oliver Parker, Dave Howe, G. C. Mayhue Jr., Tom O'Dcll, B. H. Todd Jr. and Frank Dicus, current president. Thenew board members will he installed at a meeting next week. ion the number..of tests planned, i but it .is understood there will be 1 about three dozen shots. Some will come at altitudes of several hundred miles. weapons. Scientists will study how tests in Nevada. Air Force and Navy nuclear weapons do not lend themselves .VIII akuur IIW." blast, heat and radiation act this klnd of testmS for the bcst submarine hulls, underground -mis-; evaluations, but need workouts inj sile launching pads, and the like. Some shots will be aimed at ex- of an unwritten policy of collaboration and collusion iwith the international'Com- i munist conspiracy." i The Army veteran lashed out at nil officials, from the President down, in an ap- pearance before a special Senate investigation into charges that anti-Com- munist military leaders have been muzzled, this nation's survival at stake, our armed forces are para- lyzed by our national policy of 'no win' and retreat from Walker said. "I, myself, am a victim of this 'no win' policy. I was 'charged with nothing. I have been' found guilty of nothing, I have been punished for nothing." Walker was relieved of com- mand of the 24th Army Division in Germany last year and admon- ished after his troop- indoctrina- tion program came into contro- versy. The- Army found he had made derogatory statements about prominent Americans, .including .former. President Harry S. Tru- man and Eleanor Roosevelt, .widow of .President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Walker "subsequently resigned from the Army and refused retire- ment pay. He is now living in Texas and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for gover- Ada High Plans Annual 89'er Celebration Levis and ginghams will be the order of the day Friday at Ada High School. It is the school's annual 80'er celebration. The vast bulk of the activities will take place during a lengthy lunch hour and a full siate is planned. Contests will be held for the best the best bonnet, the best-dressed. There will be a sure 'nuff duel, with guns that is, be- tween a couple of faculty mem- bers. There will be a search for a needle in a haystack and there is even a "run" planned for the fes- tivities. All the Saturday fun will be with climaxed an. 89'er Dance1 in the Ballroom of the Stu- dent Union campus. Building on the EC Bethany Police Halt Dope Loaded Truck OKLAHOMA CITY said the radiogram was put out million truck load of narcotics ap-Jon information supplied by the U. 'Sources said there is virtually iploring affects on radar and corn- no change that any missiles which j munications which are vital in may be fired by combat crews in i missile offense and defense. X Astronauts Refuse Free House Offers the atmosphere, officials said. of that state. Walker blamed his removal (Continued on Page Two) Ada Chamber Army Maj. Gen. Robert H. Booth, head of the Defense Atomic Support Agency, told Congress re- i cently the Joint Chiefs want to i _ I check out entire-weapons SurVGVS Home with combat crews firing from operational bases. There was speculation that this i meant some tost flights of nuclear armed missiles might pass over i populated areas. The thinking was that a full WASHINGTON seven astronauts'range shot of an intercontinental OKLAHOMA Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms this after- noon and tonight and east por- tion Thursday; partly cloudy west portion Thursday; no im- portant temperature changes; low tonight 45 northwest, to 60 southeast; high Thursday 63-73. Ada's high reading Tuesday 61, with an overnight low of 53. The reading at 7 a. m. Wednesday was 54. Only a trace of rainfall was reported. parently en route from Los An- geles to Chicago was intercepted early today by an alert policeman in suburban Bethany. Officers found about 300 bundles of .marijuana, a large quantitity of heroin and "several other lands of narcotics" behind false side panels and a false bottom on the bed of the grey and white pickup truck.. Arrested were two Los Angeles men, identified as Ezekiel Brown, 38, and Edward Charles Matthews, 34. Patrolman Jerry Legg said he sighted the truck' west of Bethany shortly after midnight. He said it was-speeding, eastward when-he pulled up behind it. He recognized the description and the California license tag number, from a radio- gram put out about three weeks ago by the Oklahoma Highway Pa- trol. Bethany, officer James -Sykes S. Customs Office at Lardeo, which "apparently got a tip some place." "They were supposed to be tak- ing the narcotics to Sykes said. "They left Los Angeles about a month ago, but they must have been hiding out someplace to let things die down. It doesn't take a month to get here from Los Angeles." He said the two men offered no resistance. "They didn't even have a pocket he added. Brown .and Matthews were turned over to the sheriff's.office, and the U. S. Customs office was notified of their arrest. "We're waiting to hear from the customs .Sykes said. imagine they will be turned' over to them." He-said Bethany policeman and sheriff's officers made, the estiT (Continued or, Two) have had their mines made up for them: they are not going to accept homes plus furnishings offered by the great heart of Texas. Under tutelage from higher-ups and second-thought- advice from their lawyer, the spacemen decided Tues- day it might be misunder-' stood if they accepted the new-houses from the Hous- ton Home Builders Associa- tion. None of the spacemen was pres- ent when the National Aeronau- tics and Space Administration an- nounced at a news conference that the astronauts were regret- fully declining the offer. But Lt. Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers, the "voice of the astro- was there, as was C. Leo business adviser for the spacemen. U was DeOrsey who had decid- ed it was perfectly ethical for the spaceman to accept the houses, in Houston, which is soon to 'be the home of a new manned space slight center. Then the White House, the Pen- tagon and NASA began to have qualms, especially after the situa- missile from California would car- ry a warhead a couple of thou-j n Building Sites Ada real estate dealers have been asked by the Ada Chamber of Commerce for a survey of available home building sites, Bob Forrest, president, of the Ada 'Real Estate Board said-today. Although-the survey will work through the city, systematically, (Continued on Two) District Court Trials Continue For Second Day District Court's civil docket con- tinued -Wednesday with two hold- over cases from Tuesday. In the case of Buford W. Myers, et. vs. F.-P. Lanahan, a dam- age 'suit, the jury reconvened Wednesday morning after almost a full day of hearings. The same was true in the case, of State of Oklahoma, ex.'.rel., Department, of Highways; vs. Roger Blake, a. condemnation suit. Judge's John Boyce -McKeel and George Howard Wilson are presid- ing instwo separate courthouse rooms. i The civil, docket should he com- pleted Thursday or Friday, A demurrer .docket is set for Friday. Brazilian Opens Visit With Praise WASHINGTON Joao Goulart of Brazil has opened a six-day visit with praise for U.S. aid to Latin America, and a word of caution to other- American re- publics against sacrificing the rule of law to political expedience. Today he was to address a" joint session of Congress and continue talks with President Kennedy. Goulart's Washington welcome Tuesday included a 21-gun- salute and a greeting from Kennedy at Andrews Air Force Base, a White House luncheon, and a state din- ner given by- Secretary of State Dean Rusk. To top it off, the Treasury De- partment announced it is ready to'- release 5129 million in U.S. aid to Brazil. While Goulart did not mention Cuba, his remarks, on law and principle before the Council of the Organization of American States clearly were a defense-of .Brazil's stand against expulsion of Fidel. Castro's Cuban regime' inter-American Brazil insisted there- was no le- gal-basis for.'th'e ac- tion taken by January at Punta del Este, Uruguay. Bra- zil did join other -'hemisphere na- tions in Commit Kennedy a. White; toast: to Goulart that the of and work to. that the fre.e life and the abundant life sand miles beyond the planned nu- he said that the organization clear test ai-ia around Christmas I wants to be certain that no avail- of I able lot is overlooked. He requested that anyone own- ing such, property, that is, a va- cant lot for home building, get in touch with him or Charles Thomp- son by April 15. The survey is covering home sites within a two-mile radius of the heart of the site approxi- mately. and -Johnson islands south Hawaii. But, as one expert put it, "you don't have to hit the ball over the center field fence' for it to be a home run." He and others said the impor- tant. performance phases to be checked are launch, leaving the atmosphere and re-entry, and that these can be handled at less than full range. Searchers Probe Reno Hotel Ruins RENO, Nev. floors and inner walls and charred gambling equipment formed a blackened mass for searchers to probe today after a 10-hour hotel fire in the downtown casino district. The death toll couldn't be determined until wrecking crews topple dangerously weakened walls later in the day. Authorities said an unidentified middle-aged woman had oerished in the blaze which destroyed the historic and newly remodeled New Golden Hotel. Twenty-one persons still were unaccounted for to- day. The search for bodies continued, but battalion fire chief Sam Saibini said it probably would be midday be- fore an intensive search could -begin. The wreckage inside the building has to be cleared out first, he said. "It doesn't take much smoke to kill, and there's a hell of a lot of it in that a fire chief said, fearing Candidates See Bright State Future By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Candidates for governor wooed Bartlesville voters with bright pic- tures of the-next four years Tues- day, while legislative leaders'took a dim view of a suggested' spe- cial legislative session.' Former Gov. Raymond Gary said growth of-the state's econo- my would be sufficient to pay off his million highway bond issue, 'and a tax increase isn't needed. Ths'people have reached-a lim- it on said Gary. George Miskovsky said the- people have reached a limit on Gary admin- istrations. Miskovsky told Gary and an au- dience of 500 in Bartlesville a sec- ond Gary administration "would be too-durned much." Gary and Miskovsky, Demo- crats, appeared with nine other gubernatorial hopefuls. Preston Moore, another Demo- crat, said the state needs tech- nical training for students who drop out of high school. Henry' Bellmon, Republican, said the real question in this year's campaign is whether "You're satisfied with the govern- ment as it is now." Lt. Gov. George Nigh spoke in Enid Tuesday night. He proposed a 7.5 increase in Oklahoma's oil depletion allowance, pledged ef- forts to curb the imports of for- eign oil and came -out against any additional hike in state gasoline some of the guests had been trapped in the four-story building. Seventeen persons were injured. Fireman sprayed the ruins dur- ing the night. But as soon as the fire WES out, business resumed its usual hectic pace at gambling palaces just across an alley from the ho- tel. Some neighboring buildings were damaged in the area on Center Street, just off Virginia Street and separated from the largest casinos by Douglas Alley. The fire broke out Tuesday morning, apparently from an ex- ploding basement boiler or acety- lene, tank. A Forest Service plane bombed-the building with a fire- retardant solution after five hours but the' hotel continued to burn. A front wall collapsed into the and the rear wall also fell. Upper floors crashed to street level. The casino became a heap of collapsed gaming tables and slot machines. Patrons at.nearby Harold's Club fled the' smoke as owner Harold Smith Jr. .fiddled to prevent panic. Most guests raced down fire es- capes or were led down ladders by firemen. A big cement bucket on a crane felled the hotel's false front, creating an escape route for others. But members of the hotel's Business telephone numbers of the two are: Forrest, 'FE 2-4422; Thompson, FE 2-5181. was a flurry Tuesday over a special legislative session. William Burkhart, state treas- urer, and another Democratic can- didate for-governor, suggested a special legislative session to con- (Continued on Page Two) Goulart'said Brazil-looks'to the BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT ARRIVES Prtildt'nt grtats Preiident-Joio'Goulart nited with i handihake-aj arrived it Andrtwi Air Base near Washington, D. C., for a United .S and great expectations." visit. Bttwwn thtm ii Stitt show, "Playmates of -said a Hollywood chorus girl, Carol Maye, 20, apparently did not es- cape from a fourth-floor window where she stood screaming. Police theorized that most of the guests unaccounted for had left town without leaving word. (Continued on Page Two) Blockade Turns Up Action For Municipal Court A police blockade on Twelfth Street produced most -of the action in Municipal Court Wednes- day. Ada police and the Highway Pa- trol set up a one-hour driver's license check in the 400 block of West Twelfth..The result. nine motorists charge with driving without a license. Four were turn- ed to county authorities and five were charged in 'Municipal Court. Ellis M.'Myers, 51, Wendell Wilmoth, 20, Richard Junious, 27, and John D. Hall, -15 and Thelma 0. -Branscome, 62, were booked by city police. The Wilmoth.and Branscome cases were dismissed when the defendants produced licenses.- In other cases, Robert Henry Shortcs, 23, was charged with speeding and James H. Laughlin, 51, was cited 'for''public drunken- ness. Sam Sealy, was. charged with driving without a -license, but his arrest was not at the block- ade on Twelfth........ On the accident scene, April continued its'.clean record. No wrecks have occurred thus far in the month. They say Methuselah lived years, but he didn't "have to sit up all'night figuring his income Gen. Fea. Corp.)   

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