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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma An impatient airline passenger was fined ?250 when he complained that if his flight didn't leave soon he'd have to "rewind his bomb." Americans who once prided themselves on their sense of humor now find it's illegal to have one.' Progress Wipes Out 'Waldens' Of County, P-3 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougar Trackmen Romp In Tourney See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 22 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 1962 36 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Officials Report Services Wasting Reservists Skills WASHINGTON (AP) Government officials have found a significent number of Army reservists called to active duty last fall were assigned jobs far removed from what they had been trained to do. As a result, valuable military and civilian skills were wasted and many men had to be retrained, said probers from the General Accounting Office. GAO is an investi- gative arm of Congress. The investigators cited examples such as these: A heavy weapons infantryman with 26 months in the Marines was mobilized as a medical specialist; Another Reservist with more than four years mili- tary training as a construction draftsman was assigned to become a driver: and A graduate chemical engineer with two years active [duty as a chemical warfare unit commander was order- ed up as a petroleum depot _I Cly MGpS Into 3- Week Strike platoon leader. The report said a survey made by the adjutant general last fall showed that of mobilized Re- 3flID ITIKe servists who were checked only 47 iper cent were scheduled for the WASHINGTON of military specialty job they Kennedy invoked the Taft-Hartley had filled while on active duty. law Saturday in an effort to end The findings of the GAO inves Castro Government Orders Seven U.S. Frogmen Released a three-week maritime strike that has caused growing shortages of food and other necessities in Ha- waii. The President stepped in after two days of intensive mediation efforts by a three-man govern- ment panel had failed to forge a settlement. Kennedy signed an executive or- der creating a board of inquiry to examine the dispute. When the board reports back Kennedy may request Atty. Gen. Robert F. Ken- nedy to seek an injunction, re- quiring an 80-day cooling-off pe- riod. In his executive order the Pres- ident said the strike is affecting a substantial part of the maritime industry and that if it is permit- ted to continue the national health and safety will be imperiled. F. waii had made several appeals to the White House for direct inter- vention. He has declared a food emergency in his island state. This was the second time since taking office that Kennedy had used Taft Hartley machinery. Last July, an injunction was ob- tained under the law halting an East Coast maritime strike. Three unions struck 12 ship: lines in the Pacific Maritime sociation March 16 after months of negotiations had failed to bring agreement on terms for a new contract. The Sailors Union of the Pacific, the Marine Firemen and the Marine Cooks and Stew- out for a 17.5 per cent increase in wages and benefits. The shippers association offered an 11.5 per cent increase. The walkout by an estimated 5.000 maritime workers has idled some 60 ships on the West Coast and in Hawaii. East Coast-based ships and foreign vessels are not involved. The board of inquiry established ligators are contained in the draft of a secret report to be submitted to the House Armed Services Committee which will open hear- ings on Reserve policy on April by Kennedy is headed by James J. Healy, professor of industrial relations at the Harvard Gradu- ate School of Business. Other (Continued on Page Two) Firemen Answer Three Minor Calls Saturday The Ada Fire Department an- swered three calls Saturday, one car fire and two grass blazes. At p. m. a truck went to the 300 block of West Twelfth to extinguish a fire in a car owned by Franklin Jones. Chief Dudley Young said the fire started from a flooded carburetor. There was some damage to the hood and wir- ing. Young said. The second call came at p. m. A grass fire at Fifteenth and Stadium Road was confined to the grass immediately adjacent to the road on the east side, Young said, and no damage was done. Shortly after 7 p. m. firemen were called to put out another grass fire in the 800 block of West Eighteenth. 16. The study covered certain select- ed Army Reserve units on the West Coast. No'individual soldiers were identified. view of the findings, the GAO team said it has extended its probe of Reserve assignments lo other Army corps and to the Navy Air Force. Marines and National Guard organizations. "Our limited review has shown that a serious problem exists in the assignment of personnel in the ready reserve of the the report said. "Many of these individuals have valuable skills, acquired .during their duty with the active military forces, which are wasted. "A potentially more serious matter is the inability of reserve units to promptly and effectively carry out their assigned mis- sions." The GAO investigators blamed the situation on an overriding em- phasis on keeping units at their! (Continued on Page Two) Boy Scouts In District Plan Camporee Here Plans are being completed for the annual Harry Miller District Scout Camporee. is an overnight camping experience and inter- troop competition for every scout, patrol and troop in the Harry Miller District. The district is comprised of Pontotoc, Coal, Atoka, and Johnston counties. Each unit is urged to get in their reservations early for this meet. Clarence Shiplet is general chairman. Hank Bass is vice chairman in charge of planning MISS ADA AND judged Miss runner-up; Miss Eclair; Mary Ada of 1962 Friday night, stands happily with tears in her Miss Congeniality and Carol eyes, surrounded by the frve finalists. Left to right are Sui- Staff anne Freeman, judged first runner-up; Joan Mahon, second Talented East Central Coed Wins Coveted Miss Ada Title Ann Kidwell, runner-up and Bryan; runner-up. (NEWS and program. Luke campmaster. Martin Clark is vice chairman of services. Jerry How- ard is participation chairman; Howard Elliott, events chairman; Jimmy Moore, judging and awards; George Gurley, John! Brabel, and George Miller, pub- licity: Yacob Mauch, physical ar- rangements; and Harvey Ship- man, health and safety. A pretty and talented East Cen- tral State College student from Coalgate. sang her way into the hearts of audience and judges Fri- day night to be crowned Miss Ada of 1962. Sharon Eclair won the title at the Jaycee-sponsored Miss Ada pageant held at the college audi- torium. The pretty 20- year-old miss led a field of four finalists and seven other tal- ented beauties to win the coveted honor. First runner-up was Suzanne Ada High School .sen- ior, who will be first-choice to at- tend the Miss Oklahoma pageant in July if Miss Ada for some rea- son is unable to attend. The second runner-up was Joan Mahon, 21, a senior in home eco- nomics at East Central. Following here were. Mary Ann Kidwell, 18, a freshman at East Central, and Carol Bryan, 19, also a freshman at the college. In addition to being honored as one of the five finalists. Miss Kid- well was crowned "Miss Con- geniality" of 1962, voted on solely by the girls who competed in the pageant. A large crowd was present lo witness the fourth annual pageant, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and commented after the show "it was most ex- citing, most entertaining and one of the best ever." The two-hour-long show includ- ed an evening dress review, a talent competition and a swim suit competition in that order. In previous pageants only the bath- ing suit competition was held. Introduction Monte Bell, past president of the Ada Junior Chamber of Com- merce and emcee for the pageant, began the contest with the intro- duction of the first part, the eve- ning dress review. The dozen lovelies, each with a personal introduction, walked gracefully across the stage before the audience and judges. After that swirling the pageant moved into the second and most important (in the eyes of the judges) phase the talent com- petition. Three of the talent numbers were songs, three piano numbers, one dramatic reading, two dances, one musical, one organ number and one dress designing display. Miss Ada jauntily sang "I Feel Pretty" (which she obviously was) before a three-set mirror' on stage and showed almost as much en- thusiasm for the song as she did when' she was crowned. First runner-up Suzanne Free- man gave an impressive.dramatic rendition of, a part -she. played.'in ACTIs "The-Crucible." Versatile Mary Ann of the finalists, sang, played a flute and played the piano. Her numbers were "Oh You Beautiful "Swinging Shepherd' Blues" and "Little Rock in that order. Gary Schedules Tuesday Talk At Lions Club Meet Raymond Gary will speak in Ada Tuesday, at noon before'the Lions Club. His speech, however, Is open to the public. Those who wish to hear the former governor can come to the ballroom in the Al- dridge Hotel at By then the luncheon will be over and Gary will be preparing to ad- dress the group. His appearance is another in the series of Lions Club meetings where invitations were sent to all gubernatorial candidates to ap- pear before the club here to dis- cuss their platforms and' the is-' sues affecting Oklahoma. Following the speech, the for- mer governor will welcome an op- portunity to visit with residents. Leon Biddy, chairman of Gary efforts in this county, said coffee would be served during the after- noon and urged all supporters or any interested citizen to slop by. Joan Mahon "showed" a dress she had made in her home eco- nomics class at college and gave a talk on the Easter ensemble. Carol Bryan sang "Begin the Beguine." Bill Hill, president of the Ada Jaycees, gave the welcoming ad- dress and introduced Mrs. Dollie Hoskins, executive state director for the Miss Oklahoma pageant. Mrs. Hoskins introduced Miss Oklahoma for 1962, Miss Kaye Creed, w.ho hails from Enid. Miss Creed; who was one of the judges, sang, two songs. evening rgown 'and talent 'Competition, Ada's popular barbershop quartet Dwight Morelock, Gene Pherigo, Joe Bpnar and Dr. Ray U. Northrip sang two numbers. A-light.number gave the crowd a lift when Joan Corbin and Max Philpot danced during the inter- lude after the final compction. Big Moment master of ceremonies, finally announced the five final- ists, who .with the usual excite- ment of girls who win contests, came forward to line up happily. The first name was Suzanne Free- man, followed by the other final- ists. Miss Ada came last. Lloyd Jack, chairman of the pageant, crowned Miss Eclair. Miss Ada will be given a com-, plete wardrobe by a group'of Ada merchants before she goes to the Miss Oklahoma contest in Okla- homa City July 18. She will also be given S100 in cash by the Jun- ior Chamber of Commerce. The Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Ada, will award to Miss Oklahoma at the end of the July Pageant. Gifts The other seven contestants who vied for Miss Ada were Virginia Ferguson, Lasty Gooch, Gala Vawn Hodges, Glenda Kidwell, Carolyn Pearson, Lynda Thomas and Melva Self. Each girl received a sterling silver necklace with a teardrop pearl, given by J. Kent Smith (Continued on Page Two) Provisional Group Takes Over Algeria ALGIERS (AP) The French- Algerian Provisional Executive took over internal administration of Algeria Saturday, and the op- position Secret Army Organization- (OAS) retaliated by blowing up telephone lines. To the rattle of secret army gunfire in Algiers and elsewhere, the administration took up its task of guiding Algeria toward inde- pendence on the eve of a momen- tous referendum in France. The referendum is expected to voice overwhelming endorsement of President de--.Gaulle's of self-determination for and. million Europeans. French officials predicted the referendum will mark the begin- ning of 4he .end of the European settlers' resistance to a peace set- tlement with the Algerian nation- alists. But the secret army, the under- ground arm of the European set- tlers' resistance, was much in evi- dence as the Provisional Execu- tive of nin'e Moslems and three Europeans assembled 30 miles east of Algiers at the 'fortified cen- ter of Rocher Noir for the inau- gural. Fearing a secret army attack on Rocher Noir, the French army and riot police set up roadblocks around the administrative center. Tanks, armored half-tracks and mobile antiaircraft guns were de- ployed along highways. French High Commissioner Christian Fouchet, conducting the inaugural, told the 12: "The fu- ture of Algeria depends on you, gentlemen. Let your work be guided by a.spirit of good sense and cooperation." The executive will prepare for a self-determination referendum in June or July and will direct domestic affairs until an inde- pendent regime is set up after the voting. The Moslem president, Abder- rahmane Fares, said nothing can now stop Algeria's march to inde- pendence. But he called for rec- onciliation between the nine mil- lion Moslems and the million Eu- ropeans and Jews who "whether (Continued on Page Two) Group Shipwrecked Off Cuba Coast Will Return Next Week HAVANA American treasure hunters shipwrecked off Cuba's coast have been released from technical custody by the Castro government and will return to the United States early next week, the Swiss Embassy said Saturday. Swiss Ambassador Emil Stadelhofer told reporters the seven men were lodged in a residence in Havana placed at their disposal by the Cuban government. They had been asked not to leave the house, but no guards have been placed over them, he said. The Swiss Embassy was asked by the U. S. govern- ment Friday to seek the release of the men after Cuban broadcasts announced that seven "frogmen" had been taken in custody in eastern Cuba. The U.S. Coast Guard started search for the men last Wednes- day when trace was lost of their skindiving expedition in the wind- ward passage between eastern Cuba and Haiti. They were en route to Jamaican waters to lo- cate old sunken Spanish treasure They carried some dynamite to blast coral off sunken ships, a two-man submarine for explora- tions, a pistol and a rifle, and ap- parently some of their equipment first excited the suspicions of Cuban authorities. Members of the crew Gordon S. Patton, 62, Ocean City, Md., the skipper; Fred Dickson Jr., 32, formerly of Ocean City, N.J., assistant cruise director; Mike Freeman, 37, Washington, D.C., underwater photographer; John John E. Johnson, 21, and Joe 20...Washington, .D.C.. and "Beniie Nistad, Brooklyn, N.Y. Their boat left Pompano Beach, Fla., Saturday and was due in Jamaica last Tuesday. Ambassador' Stadelhofer, who has handled American interests here since Prime .Minister Fidel Castro's Cuba and the U.S. govern- ment broke diplomatic relations, said he visited the Americans and found them "in good health and spirits." Cuban authorities had treated them an extremely correct he reported, supplying them with clothing to replace what they lost in the shipwreck and even placing three servants at their disposal. He said he had been told the men swam ashore Thursday morning after their boat, the 46- foot Pisces, sank in heavy seas near Baracoa, near Cuba's east- ernmost tip. Freeman telephoned his wife in Washington that the Pisces ran into a reef in a storm and sank within 10 minutes. He said they got to shore in a rubber boat and went to the first house they saw. He said the Cubans offered to help; salvage equipment lost in thej Targets For Walker Won't Be Quizzed sinking. (Dickson telephoned his father at Pompano Beach, Fla., that the men swam at least a mile to shore after their boat went down in 52 feet of water. He said the party received red carpet treat- ment from Cuban authorities and that Castro invited them to a per- sonally conducted tour of Havana and them to give an exhi- bition of skindiving.) WASHINGTON John Stennis, D-Miss., made clear Sat- urday he has no intention of sig- nalling Cor an inquiry into the rec- ords of persons accused by former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker of be- ing soft or communism. Stennis heads a Senate Armed Services subcommittee which heard Walker, during a day and a half of testimony last week, charge that a "hidden control ap- paratus" holds sway in Washing- ton, pushing a sell-out policy. The resigned Army officer ques- tioned the loyalty of Secretary of State Dean''Rusk; Walt Whitman Rostow.'head of the State Depart- ment's policy .council, and Adam Yarmolinsky, a hitherto fairly ob- scure special assistant to Secre- tary of Defense Robert S. Mc- Namara. Rusk said the charges were not worthy of comment; that he was "happy to be associated with Mr. Rostow. an able and close col- league." McNamara said he has "complete trust and confidence" in Yarmolinsky. Stennis told a reporter Walker's testimony about these men "was quite general in nature without revealing anything specific or def- inite justifying further inquiry." He had said earlier that anyone who felt he had been damaged by Walker's testimony would be welcome to reply before the sub- committee. Subcommittee members paid tribute to Walker's record as a field commander, but he found lit- tle or no support for his charges that there is an unpatriotic "den of iniquity" in Washington. He said he was framed in this den. Sen. Leverett Saltonstali, R- Mass., said he couldn't go along with charges of iniquity in high places. During the hearing. Sen. Strom j Thurmond, D-S.C., frequently put friendly questions to Walker, while emphasizing that he was not try- ing either to defend the general or attack him. A newsman twice sought Thur- mond's reaction as to whether Walker's testimony had done a service or disservice to the con- servative cause. Thurmond's of- fice said the senator had no com- ment. Ada's Having Normal Year For Rainfall The most noteworthy thing about the weather in Ada this winter and spring is: it's been normal. Those spring rains, for exam- ple: they came right on schedule. After a dry January, February and early March, the rain cut loose on March 20, right on the nose, the first day of spring. That first rain of spring amount- ed to 1.84 inches, according to weather observer W. E. Pitt's recr ords. By way of contrast, January and February together managed to squeeze out only 1.14 inches. Of course those two months are normally on the dry side. So January's .64 inch and February's even .5 were nothing to be sur- prised at. March, when it finally got down to business, produced 3.63 inches nearly all of it after the official beginning of spring. The first 19 days of the month showed only a meager .05 inch. The whole six-month period, Oc- tober through March, was pretty consistent in the spacing of rainy days (defining a "rainy" day as any 24-hour period in which. a measurable amount of rain October and November had sev- en each; December, January and March tied with six; and even February spread its half-inch out over five different days. October leads in total rainfall, with 4.98 indies; November's sec- ond with.' But it's necessary to go back to September-to find a really rainy total) and a real toad- strangler and-gully-washer of a rain. On Sept. 12 the skies really opened and dumped out 3.61 inches in one day That's almost as much as March's total and more than three times the combined total of Jan- uary and February. Water-loving Adans needn't de- spair. May's coming; and May is traditionally the wettest month of the year here. And since the weather seems to be following a traditional pattern this year. May ought to be good and soggy. Financing Rates As Key Issue Right-To-Work Petitions Garner Signatures A total of signatures on right-to-work petitions have al- ready been filed with state head- quarters from this county. This number of signatures were secured on only about one-third the total number of petitions cir- culating in the county. The out- standing petitions will be collected this week and turned in to state headquarters before the April 16 deadline. Backers are seeking signatures over the state to bring the matter to a vote of the people. A spokesman for local work efforts said a group of volun- teer women recently secured 700 additional signatures in their can- vass of residential areas. OKLAHOMA Mostly cloudy and cooler Sunday and Sunday night; few showers east Sunday forenoon; chance of a few snow flurries Panhandle Sunday night; high 50 northwest to 65 southeast High temperature in Ada Sat- urday was G7 after a Friday night low of 41; reading at 5 p. m. Saturday, 64. School People Don't Form Bloc For Any Single Candidate By JEW MONROE OKLAHOMA CITY people generally are not swinging as a bloc behind any one of the major Democratic candidates for governor. Finances for public schools.and colleges almost always are key is- sues in the gubernatorial race, and this year is no exception. Much has been said by all the candidates on the programs they propose for schools and colleges. The legislative committee of the Oklahoma Education Association talked privately with each of the major candidates. Generally, the major candidates have made two promises to the public school group, all-out efforts :o make sure the legislature passes a million supplemental appropriation promised for the fi- nal months of the next fiscal year and attempts to fully finance the school code for the next two-year period. The state. Department of Educa- tion says it will take million in slate funds to finance the school code for the two-year pe- riod starting July 1, 1963. This compares with an appropriation of in 1961, plus a promise of1 another 56 million at the start of the 1963 session. .Further equalization of assess- ments between counties or fucther consolidation of school districts could reduce the amount of state money needed. Partial equalization of assess- some counties to boost assessments toward the 22.8 per cent slate result- ed in more ad valorem taxes be- ing raised locally for schools and reduced the state aid requirements for schools by more than mil- lion, this biennium. All of the major Democratic candidates except Raymond Gary say they will continue this pro- gram." School district consolidations .al- so result in lowering the state aid requirements. Sen. Fred Harris and George Miskovsky are push- ing- for this. Harris .would consolidate high schools with less than 55 aver- age daily attendance, and would require schools to offer..a mini- mum curriculum.. The minimum ADA figure now is 40, and Harris! proposal would affect about 12G small schools: Miskovsky has'..not', spelled out his reorganization plan, but has in- dicated he would 'go further 'than Harris. None of the major candidfates has promised the OEA. it will get its goals for' the.next biennium. These goals- include the raising' of minimum salaries for teachers to in 1963-64 and. to in 1964-65. r.: The minimum salary-now is 400 and-is due to go'up next Sep-j tember .to It; would cost jn j 'estimated for the; biennium to hike, the .salaries..to'j the level sought, by the OEA. 1 Most of the candidates said they would work to raise the school program above the general level, but do not know how close they can get to the OEA goals. These goals also include upping the op- erational fund from its present lev- el of per child to. W. P. Bill Atkinson impressed some school men with his propos- al for a penny hike in the sales .tax, which he said' would mean enough money'for "continued, im- provement in 'teachers' in- creases in the operational fund, and financing the present school code on special-education and free textbooks. Gary also' has -impressed some with his financing -plan. .He says his road 'bond issue will free- at least million a' biennium for purposes other- than road, build- ing and "the big end of it. without1 doubt, will have to go to. educa- tion." Gov." George Nigh a i for-'. mer school teacher, but OEA lead- ers are not too happy with his pro- posals. He would double the ap- propriation for.. highways.. If the schools are. to get what they want, they, apparently would 'have to lead the way in putting over a tax increase. Nigh says he would .not! allow any tax increase unless it is submitted to the people. Preston J. Moore says he. would present "a school-program to the legislature which will be adequate to provide the best1 education for our children." He has not spelled this oul. Moore believes much money can be saved by economizing in state government and consolidat- ing some departments: But if this isn't enough to adequately finance an overall program, he would fa- vor a.penny hike, in the sales tax. Harris-would.raise teachers' sal- aries to a level' of southwestern states and .work to increase'school proposes'-i constitu- tional amendment so the present 5-mill building levy could be used also for operational purposes. Nigh urges- "reduction of class- room, size, to provide more oppor- tunities for individual teaching." Thomas Dee Frasier has prom- ised to give.school.finances prior- ity over other appropriations. He would increase revenues by legal- izing horse race betting, taxing natural gas. and streamlining, the income tax. withholding system: William A. Burkhart also has said more money would be. provid- ed schools. He would end' car- marking of taxes and redistribute the revenues so schools would get several million dollars in addition- al "funds. .The candidates generally have not been too specific on college financing. Most .'have- said 'more should be provided to. in- crease faculty salaries, hire more professors and finance'better cam- pus programs. Colleges were given million, for this two-year period and prom- ised another Regents for Higher. Education had asked for 180 'million. The request by regents for the next two-year period will not come until. November or December. Also to ,be..completed by that time is an extensive, over-all study of higher education in Oklahoma. Some of the candidates are say- ing they': will base their recom- mendations for college .financing on results of this, study, author- ized .by the last legislature.-'" Dr. E. T. Dunlap, chancellor, said colleges are cutting -as. many, corners as-, possible now to give faculty members higher salaries. He -estimated the.-average'sal- ary at junior-colleges at to a year; four-year colleges to at the universi- ties to Increased enrollments at the col- leges caused- a- problem 'of teacher shortages, be said. Monroney Slates Talk To Reserve Officers OKLAHOMA CITY Mike Monroney, D-Okla., will be the-keynote speaker next Satur- day at a meeting of Oklahoma mil- itary reserve officers. -Monroney will speak on "Legis- lative Actions Affecting National Security." Col. C. A.. P. Hughes, Oklahoma City, convention -chairman, said Monroney also will be questioned about the affect of Army planst announced last week, to make heavy cuts in reserve unit person-, nel. The Reserve Officers Associa- tion state convention will begin Friday, ending Saturday night. Mirror: The only thing not afraid lo talk back lo a woman.-1 (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.)
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