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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Yep, we are proud to be an American. But honestly, when April 15 and the tax deadline rolls around, we really feel a little bit like going Into mourning. Black is the thing! For Interscholastic Meet Results At EC Turn To Page Six THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Romp To E.G. Track Title See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 28 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 1963 34 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY U.S. Senate Pushes Investigation Despite Cutback In Steel Price Political Pot Bubbles Candidates j All Hopefuls Seek Industry For Oklahoma Hold Fast To Hot Pace By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Outdoor rallies, indoor coffees, car caravans, and old fashioned stump speeches sparked political campaigns across the state Satur- day. 1 The weather was good, most folks had the traditional day off from work and candidates were making the most it. Okmulgee staged a political ral- ly on the Council House lawn. Four candidates for governor- Fred Harris, W. P. Bill Atkinson, George Nigh and Preston Moore- shared the spotlight with contend- ers for lesser posts. Henry Bellmon, a Republican candidate for the state's top post, did his campaigning at a pair.of coffees in Duncan and one in Mar- low. Bellmon was slated as key speaker at a "Bellmon for Gover- nor" dinner Saturday night in Duncan. Hoyt Shadid, a Democratic can- didate for Congress in the 6th Dis- trict, toured Lawton, Duncan, An- adarko. Apache, Chickasha, Mar- low and Rush Springs with an auto caravan. Friends of Fred Harris staged a similar car caravan in south- western Oklahoma. George Nigh's supporters in Chickasha tabbed Saturday as "Nigh Bumper Sticker Day" and promoted the attachment of Nigh for governor, stickers on autos. The Okemah Chamber of Com- merce, meanwhile, passed a reso- lution endorsing Dick Jones for lieutenant governor. Jones is a na- tive of Okemah. And another candidate for lieu- tenant governor, L. H. Bengston, Oklahoma City, announced he fa- vored bowling in high schools. Stock Market Slumps In Wake Of Steel Crisis NEW YORK CAP) Buffeted by events in one of the most dramatic weeks in U.S. business history, the stock market slumped to new lows for 1962 last week, taking its sharpest weekly loss in three months. The market's worst losses were obviously taken because of fear of political war between Presi- dent John F. Kennedy's adminis- tration and business. The spark for this fear was U.S. Steel's de- cision to raise steel prices a ton soon after the steel industry had come to an apparently "non- inflationary" labor agreement. President Kennedy's angry re action and the mobilizing of gov- ernment forces in a series of counterblows sent the market spinning downward, piercing the "floor" which had provided sup- port for a number of past rallies In the final hours of the trad- ing week, the roll-back of steel prices began and stocks snapped back above their lows, but it was too late to rescue the list from as dismal decline. The Dow Jones industrial av- erage fell 11.73 to 687.90. On Thursday it declined to a new closing low of 685.67 for the year, breaking through the Jan. 29 low of 689.92. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks fell 4.00 to 251.70, its sharpest weekly drop since the ended Jan. 6, when it de- clined 5.70. U.S. Steel's surprise announce ment on the price increase sent steel stocks and the general mar- ket into a vigorous just about one hour Wednesday morning. Thereafter, the gains began to fade as Wall Street's fear grew of what Kennedy would say at his news conference after the market close. The President's unconcealed fury and the threat of retaliatory measures along a (Continued on Twc) By JIM MONROE OKLAHOMA CITY (API-More tourist Irade and new industries are being stressed in the 1DS2 Democratic race for governor.1 These are areas where tiiere is little or no controversy, and the candidates talk about them at length. They probably are justified in this, howaver, because many Okla- homans are becoming extremely conscious of the need for new in- dustrial payrolls and more tour-, ist dollars. Lt. Gov. George Nigh has prom- ised to take a personal hand in efforts 'to attract new industries, if elected. "In addition, I will develop to the fullest our most plentiful source of new money: the tourist industry. As your governor I will work for a stepped-up program in complete cooperation with the fed- eral government." George Miskovsky says a right to work law will boost Oklahoma's drive for industrial development. He is the only major Democratic candidate pushing for this. Miskovsky also says he will push for further park development to attract more industries. Former Gov. Raymond Gary wants to strengthen the Depart- ment of-Commerce and Industry, as does most of the other major candidates. He says his program of no new taxes will help the state attract new industries. Gary also favors a continuation of the Planning and Resources Board's efforts to boost the tour- ist business. Sen. Fred Harris is chairman of the Legislative Council's Industrial Development Committee and has worked to help communities fi- nance new plants. He says by con- tinuing to improve the financial situation and making the Depart- ment of Commerce and Industry "more vigorous and dynamic" Oklahoma can make such prog- !ress. Harris also has launched a pro- gram of "Learn Oklahoma See Oklahoma Sell Oklahoma" to increase the tourist business. W.' P. Bill Atkinson says he will work closely with the congression- al delegation and expand the De- partment of Commerce and Indus- try to include a "research data center" in attracting new indus- tries. He and others point out the state's soon to be completed water transportation system will be a (Continued on Page Two) Poll Shows Gary Enjoys Slim Margin By ERNEST THOMPSON7 The political complexion of Pon- totoc County has undergone a radical change. For some reason, county voters just don't know where they stand on issues and candidates as the Democratic primary looms in just two weeks. In the past, Pontotoc County citizens might have been accused of many things, including incon- sistency, but never have they been charged with not being able to make up their minds. But, according to a poll con- ducted last week by The Ada Evening NEWS. fully one-third (and perhans morel of the eligible voters in the county still haven't chosen a candidate for governor in the upcoming election. With such a tremendous "un- decided" element, it is difficult to establish a trend in the county. But, if conclusions must be reached, it looks like Raymond Gary and George Nigh will be the choices of county voters. A total of 550 "straw vole" bal- lots were cast last week in Ada communities of the OKLAHOMA Clear to part- ly cloudy through Sunday night. A liltle colder. Low 40 north to 55 south: high Sunday 65 north- east (o 80 southwest. and rural county. Of that 550 voters. 185 said they have not made 'up their minds in the race for governor. Veteran observersjsay the huge "undecided" "element is due to possibly three things: (1) the early election this year just hasn't gotten people into "the mood" for politics, (2) no candidate has really captured the "fancy" of the .voters, and (3) the issues are much too complicated for the average voters to understand or get excited about. At any rate, it is generally agreed that there is less interest in the races than at any time in recent years. The NEWS poll was conducted on a basis of 49 per cent urban and 48 per cent rural with 3 per cent unknown (the portion taken at random on Main That follows approximately the voting trends in the county in the past! Senator Gore Plans Three Bills Aimed At Steel Firms By JACK BELL WASHINGTON7 pushed ahead with antimonopoly investigations Saturday despite the steel industry's backdown on. price increases. A Senate Antitrust subcommittee headed by Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., issued .subpoenaes for figures on production costs of 12 steel firms, including Inland and others that didn't raise their prices. Sen. Albert Gore, D-Tenn., prepared to introduce in the Senate Monday three bills he said are "designed to protect the public interest against unjustified prices and President Hits Snag In Senate By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy's major 1962 legislative proposals have run into a logjam in the Senate Finance Committee which threatens to extend the ses- sion for weeks. Chairman Harry F. Byrd, D- Va., told a reporter Saturday the crush "is the worst I've seen in my 29 years in the Senate. I don't know how we're going to work our way out of it." In the end, the committee may clear most of the bills including three at the top of the President's revision, trade expansion and health care for the aged. But, if it.does, the July adjourn- ment target set by House leaders and even the Labor Day closing hoped "for in the will have -to be abandoned. Bottleneck The committee has developed into the bottleneck because so many of the administration's pro- posals involve the taxing power, which comes under jurisdiction of this committee, and because all such legislation "must originate in the House. Byrd resisted a -personal plea from Kennedy in January that the committee open its public hear- ings on the tax and trade bills before passage by the House. Byrd said Saturday he remains convinced he was right. "If we had held advance hear- ings we simply would have had to repeat them once we got the three" elections." he said. "Witnesses voting is about even between j want to testify on a specific bill." "Swamped" Byrd lias been swamped with requests from hundreds of pros- rural and urban precincts. For example, in the presidential elec- tion of 1960, a total of votes were cast in urban and suburban pective witnesses on the tax and precincts while were cast in'trade legislation. He expects an- rural boxes. other flood of such mail if the Relative "weights" were given'.House passes a health-care bill, in the number of votes taken from I In addition to this trio of far- each precinct or ward. For ex- ample, wards two and four, usu- (Continued on Page Two) reaching measures, another half- dozen administration proposals (Continued on Page Two) profits in monopoly-control- led industries." "This whole episode in which the steel companies made almost uniform price increases and then rescinded them demonstrates the need for additional 'machinery to protect the public interest in the Gore said in a statement. The rollback was completed Saturday when Wheeling Steel re- scinded its posted price increases. The 'dramatic process started Friday afternoon. Bethlehem Steel, the No. 2 producer, an- nounced that it was cancelling the higher prices it had made ef- fective the day before. Bethle- hem's action followed announce- ments by Inland and Kaiser that they would not follow the increase posted by the bellwether U.S. Steel Corp. Tuesday night. A few hours later U.S. Steel re- scinded its increase, and-the les- ser producers- then fell in line one by one. President Kennedy, .who de- nounced the original increase bit- terly and marshalled the full force of his administration to bring about the quick rollback, made a restrained comment. people of- the--United he said, "are most grati- fied." New Power In one of the bills which Gore has drafted, he proposes to give the President authority under the Taft-Hartley Act to call for an 80-day cooling-off period when any general price increase in steel other basic commodities is threatened. This would be sim- ilar to presidential authority to hall certain types of strikes. ilJOr 1 NEW contract was awarded Friday for the construction of a building in downtown Ada to house the new store. Todd Construction Co. wai the 'successful bidder. The store will be constructed between and Franklins and should be ready to BO by July 15. The building will be handled by the Trust Department of the First National Bank and Trust Co. Cuban Prisoners Arrive In Miami By CHRIS MacGILL MIAMI, Fla. wounded and ailing survivors of the Cuban invasion, still wearing their prison uni- forms, limped down the steps of an airliner Saturday into the arms of their joyously weeping families.. Thousands of exiled Cubans thronged Miami Interna- tional'Airport-to greet the first men -----------------Prime Minister Fidel Cas- tro's forces rounded up the invaders nearly a year ago: All were hurried to Mercy Hos- pital, some in ambulances. But all managed-to leave the'airliner DeGaulle Names Pompidou New French Premier By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS Charles de Gaulle accepted the resigna- premler Saturday and as forecast Another bill would give Georges Pompidou, a banker with no previous political experience, to succeed him. Debre's resignation and that of other members of his government had been rumored for more than a month and Pompidou always had been considered the leading candidate for the job.. Debre stepped -aside after three years and three months. In his letter of resignation, he declared his term in office had been dom- courts "tiie same yardstick.to ap- ply to breaking up existing large concentrations that is already ap- plicable in preventing proposed mergers and Gore said. A third measure would estab- lish a national consumers advi- sory board, with fact-finding and information dissemination au- thority to bring public opinion to bear against what it might find were unjustified price increases. jjnated by the Algerian problem U.S. marshals are "expected to serve the Kefauver subcommit- tee's subpoenaes the first of next week. The subpoenaes call for (Continued on Page Two) READY FOR mobile disaster unit, ihown set up for businen on the lawn of Valley View Hospital, is ready to roll any time a.tornado decides to twist around this.area. Canopies on each side of the-truck-protect-the injured and first aid workers from the weather; and a 50-foot radio antenna (rising out of the top of the picture) helps keep the. unit in communication with home base at the hospital. The truck lacks only one essential bit of work with it. Story and additional photoi on Page Staff and now that a cease-fire has been signed with the Algerian na- tionalist rebels, a solution ap- proved by the nation, he felt it was time to 'leave. In response, De Gaulle praised Debre's contributions and accom- plishments and gave him leave to retire "in order to prepare yourself- to at- the proper moment and under new circumstances, another phase of your activities." After a 35-minute talk with De Gaulle at Elysee Palace Pompi- dou told reporters, "I '.hope to work very quickly in the forma- tion of my government." Pompidou had plenty of. ad- vance notice of his appointment and is already far along in as- sembling his new ..'government team. But he seemed to be run- (Continued on Page Two) Boys Club Boosters Plan Meeting Here A group of local men will meet Monday night to discuss the.possi- bility of organizing; a Boy's Club of America for Ada. Present to explain the program will be Joe Sodess, Dallas, re- gional director. Bob Coleman, who is working on the project, says invitations have gone out to city's civic clubs. Other interested persons are 'also invited to attend the meeting in the directors' room of the First National Bank at p. m. Monday. The Boys' Clubs 'of- America, Coleman notes, provide recreation- al facilities'and organized'sports for boys between the ages of. 7 and 18. A full-time professional is usually in charge of the club. Coleman says the police- chief, the county attorney, and both the county .'and judges, .-have expressed themselves as favoring I under their own power. Each paused to give a brave military salute before starting down' the tortured descent for most of them. A roar went up from' the wait- tendent, said a truck would begin Todd Construction Co. Wins Building Project A contract for a building to house a new business firm in Ada was awarded Friday. The Todd Construction Company was the successful bidder for construction of a building to house the new Store in Ada. The building is operated by the Trust Department of the First National Bank and Trust When this building-is traces of the- disastrous fire which struck the heart of Ada's business district on February 5, 1961 will be re- City Launches. Construction is expected to start on or before May -1 and July 15 is. the tentative completion Time To Shine, Launches Cleanup Drive City clean-up begins in Ada Monday. Homer Reed, sanitary superin- ing thousands as the. big plane operating in each quarter of the taxied into view and a cloud of j city on Monday. Trucks will serv- waving handkerchiefs appeared i ice parkings and avenues first and over the heads of the throng. But as the door of the plane opened and the first prisoner emerged, a strange stillness fell over the crowd. Tears w.ere .on almost every cheek. Twice the crowd attempted to sing the Cu- ban national anthem but voices faltered and broke. Meeting Little was said as the prisoners and their families embraced. Many seemed unable to speak as they .clung together. For some it was the first sight of tbeir loved ones in nearly two years. Num- bers had gone: into training months before the invasion. The first sight the men saw as they pressed their faces ea'gerly against the plane windows was a color guard of their invasion com- men who had man- aged to make it back immediately after the. Bay of Pigs attack failed. American and Cuban flags and the proud banner of the invasion brigade itself were borne' by wounded survivors among .those who had escaped after the assault. One of tlie Rolando .Novoa, 42, still was using a crutch. Elev- en other invaders were drawn up in a stiff line behind die colors. Release The prisoners were released on credit. Members of 'the negotiat- ing team which went to Havana to confer 'with Castro about the release said that so far not a cent has changed .hands. Castro has demanded million in ransom for his prisoners but agreed to free Saturday's arrivals on the promise that the money for them will be handed over later. The returnees pledged they will go back 'to Havana's frowning Principe Prison voluntarily unless a .way 'is found; to free .their com- rades, in set no dead- line' for this .return but a negotiat- ing team member quoted 'Castro as telling the captives that'he ex: pects air will, be out-within three months. "We shall -consider ..ourselves prisoners until .the Jast one companions is at liberty. Should, our companions, not .be. we would return voluntarily to the Castillo del said, .a spokesman-for'the invalids: The. men- are each .under -sen- tences of 30 years at such "M organization hert." I (Centjnuid in Pifi Two) then move into the alleys. Reed asked residents to pile ma- terial in one location. He said trucks.would haul away anything that could be handled by one man in loading. No winch trucks will be in service and equipment is not available to handle large heavy items such as tree trunks. The clean-up drive also has the whole-hearted cooperation of the Ada Council of Garden Clubs and the City-County Health Depart- ment. A spokesman for the health de- partment also stressed -that all residents 'should examine garbage containers and discard.open con- tainers or those which have rotted away. Garbage containers should conform to city statutes.. Reed said he expected the drive would require ten days to two weeks for completion. Right-To-Work Leaders Count Signatures OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Tex Newman, president of Oklahomans for Right-to-Work, termed, the drive for- signatures on a-right-lo- work petition successful Saturday. Newman said the petition will have '.-about.- signatures when it's filed with the secretary of-state .-Monday; As of Saturday, he.said, there were signa- tures. ..About signatures are needed-on the petition to call a vote "on, the. issue. In his prepared statement, New- man thanked candidates for public office who helped in the drive for signatures, but.he-.added, that the right-to-work .organization is "not tied to "any 'candidate." "We won't use' the organization to individual-candi- 'date for office, Igroup or he said; "Asked .if candidates had made such a request of the organization, Kimball, an offiqaLof Okla- homans for Right-to-work "the- inference "We-thought iti well ;lo clear the air on tit said KimbalL The new building, located between Franklin's and is 50 by 140 feet. Monroe Parker is the architect for the striking new building. The entire front will be glass, featuring mosaic tile pilasters and trims. Two sets of double glass doors will provide access from Main Street. The facade of the building is actually a series of five shallow triangles with. the apex of each triangle running out toward the street. There will be an undulat- ing canopy extending out from the building eight feet over the sidewalk.-It will be a one-story structure, completely air condi- tioned. On the interior, asphalt tile will be used on floor, laid in a check- erboard pattern. Above the height of fixtures along.the wall, peg. board will be used and the ceiling is composed of susnended sec- tions of acoustical tile. A soft tan brick will be utilized for much of the exterior. This will "be the first TGfcY operation in Ada. The closest store to this-, community, now op- erated by the-company, is in Shawnee. The new. store.will be a check- out or self-service operation. The company is now operating, a total of 243 stores in 13 southern-states from California to Florida. Toll Rises As Three Die In Head On Smash By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A head-on collision of two cars east of Perry killed three persons Saturday night. _.A'Tulsan also died'Saturday of. injuries suffered in an accident in February. four "deaths boosted Okla- homa's 1962: traffic 176 compared" with 164 at' this time last year. Janet; Marlene. Lamirand, 10, Eugene A. Francher, 37, Perry. Marie Harding, 37, Perry. Aaron Barnard Tul- sa. shortest ghost story: The. last man on earth sat in his room.'There was a knock at the Gen. Fea.'Corp.)   

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