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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma The Washington-to-Kremlin hotline, where Kennedy caH ask Nikita if the war is on for certain sounds fine... but what happens if Njkita says "No just before he pushes the button that blows up the whole west end of creation? East Central Bows In Playoff Contest See Sports, Page 8 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Border-To-Border Traffic Jams Are NYC Fate. Page 9 59TH YEAR NO. 55 if Primary Is Termed Irregular Election Board Turns Evidence To Prosecutor OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -The state ElMhm Board says it has reasonable grounds to believe election laics were violated in Muskogee County in the May '1 primary and it is sending evidence to the county attorney's office there. A motion was approved by the board Tuesday. The board said its investigation indicates irregu- larities involved an attorney and a poll watcher for Rep. Bill Ha- worth, who defeated incumbent Harold Shoemake by about 800 votes in the Democratic primary for state Senator in Muskogee County. Haworth also had charged ear- lier there were irregularities, re- sulting in an investigation by the board and a district court inquiry at. Muskogee last week. The motion pushed through Tuesday by Clee Fitzgerald, Board chairman, and Herbert Hewitt, Republican member, said: "The board finds that there is reasonable ground to believe that felonies have been committed in the course of the Muskogee Coun- ty primary election on the part of Mr. Jim Cartwright and Mr. San- ford Smith. "On the part of Mr. Smith by removing prior to 24 hours after closing of the polls a posted pre- cinct return. And on the part of Mr. Cartwright of removing pre- cinct returns and perjury in con- nection with the testimony in the district court inquiry." At the inquiry, according to tes- timony read by Fitzgerald, Cart- wright stated that Smith took a posted return from the Boston Avenue Baptist 3 p.m. May testified he did .not take returns himself. Fitzgerald said Cartwright later told a different story to crime bu- reau agents who included it in their report. Cartwright identified himself in the testimony as a poll watcher for Haworth and said Smith was Haworth's attorney. The Election Board., in another motion, said it could find "no evi- dence of dishonesty on the part of the Muskogee. County Election Board" or its employes. ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY U. S. Jets Spearhead Landings In Thailand SECOND HOUSE LOSS IN W. H. Craker holds her 3-year-old ion, Willie, _ ._. i i __ _. _i_ _t_ !__.._ as sits in front of the shambles of the house which was to have been their home. The house was being hauled along the highway in Dallas, Tex., to Craker's lot when the truck towing it collided with another. It was the second house loss for the Crakers. Last April their home was destroyed by fire and a grandchild died in the blaze. The Crakers cleared the lot, bought this house and were about to get when misfortune struck again. (AP '_____________ '_______ Laotian Troops Move Back Into Abandoned Village Near Border BANGKOK, Thailand dozen U. S. Air Force jets flew into Bangkok today as the spearhead of a new U.S. Southeast Asian command to help defend Thailand from any Communist thrust from Laos. As the swift Super Sabres landed, U.S. military sources reported- that Laotian troops had moved back into Houei Sai, the Laotian border village they abandoned last Fri- daybefore a'Communist offensive. American sources said- the main' body of the pro- Communist Pathet Lao and its North Vietnamese sup- porters apparently had faded back 50 miles from Houei Sai. This force was reported at Vien Phou Kha, 40 miles south of Nam Tha, the provincial capital of northwest More Heads Roll In Estes Probe Laos overrun nearly two weeks ago at the start of-the Red drive in northern Laos. About. 300 Laotian troops who fled across the Mekong River into Thailand, moved back into Houei Sai and set up a defense perime- ter 10 miles outside the town, au- thoritative sources said. Planes From Philippines WASHINGTON CAP) The Senate pumped more juice into its investigation of the crackling Billie Sol Estcs case today as another government T. fired for his con- nections with the free-wheeling' financier. Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, himself bombarded by Republican demands that he resign, dismissed Ralph saying, an FBI. investigation showed that Estes had paid some of Ralph's telephone bills. Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., chairman of the subcommittee, disclosed he had subpoenaed Estcs for questioning about al- leged influence deals with gov- ernment officials. also announced he was throwing "a dozen more investi- gators, maybe into the widening investigation. Ralph, 36, a former Tennessee farm boy, is-the second Agricul- ture Department official to be] pocket, were sent to Estes at a Washington hotel later, they said, and the shoes were delivered to Estes at the Dallas hotel where both Estes and Ralph were stay- ing. Ralph became the administra- tion's staurichest advocate of what is called the self-help program for use of mark- eting orders to put agriculture's house in order. But. in. his zeal he had clashes of fired .in the Estes ..case.. A and.reportedly-that was resigned. moved out as assist- The highest ranking official to i ant secretary. Ralph, a Kennedy '-administra-ibe-Jiit by the fast-moving, politi- tion appointee stepped down last February as an assistant secre- tary of agriculture to train as an agriculture attache in the Philip- pines. He said his firing was un- justified and came as a complete surprise. He said he planned to issue a statement later. In his year as assistant secre- cally charged storm was Assist- ant Secretary of Labor Jerry R. Holleman; who resigned last Fri- day after disclosing he had ac- In other developments-Tuesday in the Estes case: Sen. John G. Tower, .R-Tex., urged President Kennedy to fire Freeman on the basis of what is cepted a gift of from fellow l known of the case already. Texan and Democrat Estes. The President, without mention- Falling Tree Crushes Man At Stonewall Wesley Luther Zachary, Stone- wall, was crushed to death late Tuesday afternoon as he worked clearing timber on the Mack Braly Ranch south of Stonewall, Zachary, 65, was working with a power saw in the Clear Boggy bottom clearing large timber. He was cutting a large ash tree. 12 to 14 inches in diameter. Evidently the tree split and a portion of the trunk fell, crushing his chest. A doctor later said death was in- stantaneous. Zachary's body was discovered by two other employes at the ranch, evidently only a few mo- ments after the accident took place. He was rushed to VaUay View Hospital by car but there was no hope. He had worked off and on at the ranch for perhaps the last year. He was born January 10, 1896 to John and Martha Burch Zach- ary. He and his wife, Josie, were married in Talihina in 1923. A veteran of World War II, he leaves the wife. Mrs. Josie Zachary, two daughters. Mrs. Louise Swift, Atoka; and Mrs. Gracie Mae Eidson, Stonewall; two brothers, Albert N. Zachary, Blanco, and Jack Zachary, Stuart; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Wilson and Mrs. Kittie McCain, Coalgate; Mrs. Jennie Moore, Wilburton and Mrs. Grace Golden, Duncan, and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Free Will Bap: list Church of Stonewall, Rev. Muril Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Stonewall Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is directing the services. High temperature in Ada Tuesday was 87; low Tuesday night, 69: reading at 7 a. m. Wednesday, 71. tary, Ralph was in charge of the j Texas about Estes' gifts of cloth- department's crop-control, price-' ing to government officials, support and grain-storage pro-! Ralph denied before the Texas Court of Inquiry that he received any clothing from "Estes. He also Kalph has been under ing the Estes case or Tower's gation by the FBI since his name first cropped up in testimony in grams. Estes was one of Texas' biggest favors from the Agriculture. De- operators in cotton and grain storage. Today, the Senate Investiga- partment. tions subcommittee put into high j Three salesmen of Dallas' Nie- denied that Estes received any The first- U.S. F100 jet Super Sabres which arrived were from the 13th Air Force Squadron in the- Philippines. They can fly miles an hour and pack'a lethal load of explosives. Expected later were eight more FlOOs and a squadron of A4D Sky- hawks, slower but able to hit hard with a load of pounds of bombs. They were to be followed at dawn Wednesday (about 5 p.m., EST) by combat Marines to be landed at a Thai naval base south of Bangkok from ships of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the Gulf of Siam. Military sources said C130 transport planes, would ..be flown into' 'Bangkok's Don Muang Air- port to airlift the Marines- to Thailand's northeast border with Laos. Men Coming The Pentagon announced in Washington that other Army troops would be sent to -Thailand from the Pacific area. With Army combat men already here World Food Forum, Kennedy sent the organization a message that "I could have found no one of (Continued on Page Two) Train Derails; Gas Hampers Cleanup Job Workers. wearing gas masks to- day were clearing wreckage from the Frisco tracks near Yeager after an 18-car derailment yester- day afternoon. The wreck" occurred about 6 p. m. Tuesday some three miles south of the old Yeager station, _ north of Holdenville.- Kennedy'by nature a fast man j "gold phone" at the Strategic Air j Clean-up operations were de- telegram, gave Freeman an in- after recent SEATO maneuvers, direct vote-of confidence. He as- they will faring the total Amen- signed Freeman to substitute, for I can force bolstering Thailand's de- him as a speaker, before to about men. gear its probe of Estes, who built a business empire on the quick- sand of government farm pro- grams and on "buy now, pay later" credit. man-Marcus men's shop testified Ralph had been fitted with two expensive suits and two pairs of shoes. The suits, without the cus- tomary labels on the inside Hot Lines Stand By In Case Of Crisis WASHINGTON7 [where Kennedy can .ring the with a telephone-call, already has direct lines to the leaders of Great Britain, France and West Germany. Kennedy can pick up a phone and in seconds deliver orders via a global network linking the White House with key commands and top government officials, ci- vilian and military. In this age of emergency, he has recommended a system that could put him in immediate toueh with Soviet Premier Khrushchev. The United States proposed at the Geneva disarmament confer- ence that rapid and reliable com- munications be set up among heads .of government and the U.N. secretary general. The pro- posal was aimed at cutting the risk of war by-accident, miscal- culation or surprise attack. The plan wasn't specific, but there's no communications wrin- kle the White House signal corps detachment hasn't considered at one time or another. The "hot with outlets in Kennedy's office, living quarters and other undisclosed locations, is the crucial line through which be can issue crisis orders to mili- :ary commands- or take up urgent questions with Secretary of De- iense Robert S. McNama'ra and Joint Chiefs of Staff. In case of attack, a word over this line Command's underground hcad-j layed when it was discovered that quarters in Omaha and other [a tank car containing .a .caustic command posts, simultaneously acid was leaking. Protective or one at a time. i equipment was obtained from the The box holding the green! Army to enable workers to get on phone in Kennedy's office has 18 i with the job. buttons for local and long distance calls. The President also can use this phone to call he wishes, but the private lines' to Prime Minister Harold Pres- ident Charles de Gaulle .and Chan- cellor Konrad Adenauer -are sep- arate. line is' protected.'by its own security device to keep the conversations secret. No one was injured in-the ac-. cident. The wreck tied up traffic in both directions. It was' estimated the1 line would be cleared for. traf- fic about 1 p. rn. today. A railroad spokesman here said the cause of the accident had not yet been determined. However, an Associated Press dispatch -said the derailment was believed to have been caused by a broken wheel. The Marines were waiting just off Thailand's coast. Helicopters Quiet General Leads Force In Thailand Area HONOLULU Gen. James L. Richardson Jr., the new U.S. field commander in Thailand, has the. reputation as a "quiet, scholarly -soldier and a gentleman down to his fingerprints." He also is regarded as an expert on jungle guerrilla warfare where little attention is .paid to finger- prints. Richardson learned his guerrilla lessons 17 years ago in another part of Southeast the Philippines. The Nebraskan; 52, moves to his new job from what is becom- Ing- the Army's maid-in-waiting' assignment. However, he will con- tinue to wear :his'-'.old' of deputy "chief Army forces in iKe Pacific. The Army gave no reason for .his holding on to the command except, perhaps, there has not been time to name a .successor. MOSLEM WOMEN RETURN TO QUARTERS IN ORAN Moslem charwomen pass be- hind an armored half-track as they raturn to-their own sector of.Oran. The charwomen ire the only Moslems permitted to enter European parts of the city in then of AI-. gerian strife. (AP Wirephoto via Radio from Ada Firm Gets Contract For New Building A contract was signed this morning for additional construc- tion on the Salvation Army Ci- tadel, 123 North :0ak. Low bidder was Hart Construction Co., Ada. amount o[ the contract ,s m TKe figlire indudcs re. jnting' work ;on the to" 575." TRoss Badgett, president of the SA- Advisory Board, said the Hart bid' on the construction .project was so much lower than the esti- mate that the board decided to "He got the word from the Pen-j add the. repair 'work to the con- tagon only 15 hours before -he one of his staff officers ex- plained. "He packed his .bag, kissed his wife, held a couple of quick conferences and took off." Richardson will lead a joint task force consisting of air, sea and ground units in Thailand. He'll work directly -under an old boss them Wednesday at -the Thai naval base at Sataheep. The initial .U.S. air reinforce- ment reportedly will 'total about 45 jets in all. Although they can fire nuclear weapons, Washington sources indicated this is unlikely in the present situation. No Plans For Laos American officials said there were no plans so far to 'send U.S. troops into Red-infested Laos. But the Kennedy administration clear- ly hoped the military buildup here would dissuade the pro-Com- munist Pathet Lao from overrun- ning the rest of the kingdom. There was hope in Washington that the Soviet Union would bring pressure on the Pathet Lao. chief- tain. Prince Souphanouvong, to abandon his military drive and return to negotiations for a politi- cal settlement setting' up a neu- tral coalition government" for Laos. The United-States and the Soviet Union announced agreement :'in Washington for' the .need 'of an effective cease-fire and a peace- ful political''-settlement in' Laos. The following .a 'meeting" of'' Secretary of" State Dean Rusk and Soviet Ambassa- dor did- not specify whether Laotian' pro-Red forces would return'-. to the old. (Continued on'Page Two) are expected to begin landing! and longtime comrade, Gen. Paul LI__._ iif-.j_.__j_.. TU..; D. Harkins. It was Richardson who replaced Harkins'when the latter was tapped for .the U.S. military assistance command job last February. Richardson and Harkins have had parallel careers the past two years.. Both arrived in Hawaii.the same.-month, August, 1960, Harkins taking the deputy Army post and Richardson the dual command of the 25th Division and U.S. Army Hawaii. to-j. chief of the military assistance- force in Viet Nam, it seemed only logical his successor would be Richardson. Only three months later, when Harkins' responsibility was expanded as part of the shift of emphasis to protect Thailand, the first high-ranking officer called was Richardson.' While heading the 25th Division, Richardson developed the 'unit's guerrilla warfare ability in the hills of Hawaii. War games raged' across -the jagged Oahu and the island of. Hawaii. A guer- rilla training compound was set. up behind Schofield Barracks, headquarters of the 25th. tract. Other bidders ,on. (lie project were E. C. Payne Construction Co., Bethany, and Todd Construc- tion Co., Ada. Albert Ross, Ada, is the archi- tect. The new construction will be L- shaped, lying to the west and porth 'of the present about 90 feet along the west and 47 feet on the'north. Concrete masonry- construction will match the present Citadel. Included in the addition-will be four classrooms, .a large dining room, which may be1 divided into four' more classrooms, an' en- irance' foyer, kitchen-and pantry. The new ell will be one story in height, with asphalt tile-floor and tar-and-gravel built up roof. The job will be-financed on a matching basis, with local dona- tions providing one-half the funds 5 Resign From French Cabinet PARIS (APJ-President Charles de- Gaulle's government split apart'today on the issue of Euro- pean union as all five cabinet members from the Catholic Popu- lar Republican party abruptly, re- .i.Theiwalkout'was the first break in 'the government formed- jusf: "a month ago by Premier Georges Pompidou.' It foreshadowed diffi- culties for Pompidou'in the'Na- tional Assembly, many of whose, members-oppose the new premier because' he' is not a member of the assembly. Those who resigned were Pierre Pflirhlin, the party's national chairman and a minister of state in charge of cooperation with the African states; minister -delegate Maurice'.Schumann1; Robert Bur- on, minister of public works and transport; Paul Bacon, labor, and Joseph Fontanet, public health. A party 'caucus -decided on the resignation' Tuesday night after De Gaulle" at' a' news conference reiterated -his opposition to the supranational framework for Eu- ropean unity strongly favored by the group. Under such a supranational sys- tem, most decisions in a Europe- an union-would be taken by ma- jority .vote1 of the member nations.. But De.GaulleJold the news con- ference Europe's, presently nation- alistic, states' should learn to live together in a loose confederation and' later tighten their organiza- tion. A joint. statement from the Catholic ministers said: "Yesterday's news conference revealed essential differences be- tween the concepts of Gen. de Gaulle on the orientation and aims of. European policy and the ideas, to which we are attached. These differences will- not'permit us to remain in-.the government" 'The surprise move was a severe" slap at.De "Gaulle. It came on the' eve of ;a four-day speaking lour through central France scheduled by the' president Posh Hotel Goes Do-It-Yourself NEW YORK of women who had paid up to and the other 'half provided, by the a plate for charity organize- Salvation Army board at Atlanta, I tion affairs toted; their. own food Ga. in cafeteria-style "chow Badgett said the project has the Waldorf-Astoria. Hotel. been under, discussion for about three years. Previous fund-rais- ing drives have, accumulated' all but of the needed and-a new'drive will ..get. under way soon to -raise the balance. Construction is-to begin as-soon as the1 contract is, approved by the SA headquarters at Atlanta. Chile Sends Rice To Cuban Market Chile (AP) government -has- agreed The troops: will .be with They '-know -what their old leader demands'and .he .knows what'they can produce. commerce, announced Tuesday. Cuba will pay. for part of the' ship- jment in sugar, Koch said. Laos Bridges Gap To Asia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Laos, the. cold, war's current flash, point, offers a .conqueror few 'riches. But to1 food-short Communists of China, and-.North Viet-Nam, the Kansas-sized jun- gle kingdom is a. bridge .-to the .-of Southeast Asia. Romantically-labeled "land of the million' .elephants -and the white .is'.slightly more than square-miles of could-send nuclear-armed, planes landlocked-jungle and "mountains and missiles into action. Much about the "hot line" is lighly secret. It is knowni how- from which its 2 million lion inhabitants draw a meager existence. of Laos could open the road to -the rice of Burma, Thailand, Cam- bodia, and South Viet Nam, which share .Laos' borders. Pro-Communist Pathet Lao reb- els already, control Laos' eastern border with South and North..-. Vietnamese Communists have been pouring across it .to wage "war1, onj'the pro-Western Saigon'rgovernment.: The United Slates .fears the .'Reds have" simi: lar plans along the-' eastern bor- der. But for a-few Western innova- tions, not Labs is centuries ago. through control facili-j But for the Chinese and North j There, are-no-railroads .and'-'only jes at the-Pentagon and else; I Vietnamese- control j '.miles, of Broads.''Most; travel; is by plane, which few Laotians can afford, or by the Mekong River, which meanders along the. western-edge of the kingdom. Industry. is negligible. Educa- tional facilities.- other "than Bud- dhist schools, are in--pathetically short supply I1 What wealth 'is ac: cumulated is usually lavished ..on. religious.1 festivals.'" United-; States' was million; in -economic aid -into. Laos in .the government1' spent on cremation for King- Sisavang' .Vong, who died. 18 inonths'.befo're: are. farmers, usually rice' 'growers, who seek enough to a. for bartering. They are gentle and courteous and lead life thatV6ri-the average does-not exceed 40' years..1 More than'i 80 "cent are. illiterate. .They .prac- tice' a'form .of- Buddhism, widely mixed with .'spirit1 the Laotians have'.been powers.' .France VthVs.ar'eaj a group.- of .'feudal, Thailand lastcentury. War The French'-returned; but by 1949 recpgnized'-Laos as an.in- dependeht-. sovereign Lao faction .Vientiane it was still a vassal of France. Pathet Lao guerrillas were scor- ing .successes in northeastern Laos before with the 1954. Geneva'agreement'par- titioning French Indochina" The French withdrew, and -Commu-. nist China.recojnized Laos as an state. Political rivalries among- .right- ists, neutralists'.and- iiists kept the country in turmoil-.. China 'and North" Viet- Nam, the Patnet.'. Lao-'re- newed their bid to take the couri- :try by force. The .year-old ceasefire .now occupy .two-thirds, of vthe C'-1'-" Some of the 1.600 registered guests carried, their, own. luggage- to and from their rooms. In .the Empire Room, -women draped their mink stoles over the backs of chairs and filed into the kitchen to scare up what fare they could. Dirty" :dishes' piled' higher and higher 'in the .kitchens servicing the hotel's 10 restaurants. And so it went for. thousands of guests and diners as 170 wait- ers.and more than 200 other em- ployes .of the hotel staged 'a wild- cat strike. Tuesday. Service was'somewhat less than de-luxe for Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson other per- sons Tuesday night at a banquet of..'the .'French'Institute "of New York City in the grand ballroom. They were served by an un- usual crew of managers; girl stenographers-and clerks hastiiy-recruited, in the Waldorf-Astoria, and Hilton hotels nearby. The soup course was 'omitted for fear- spill it in the diners''.laps. But the diners cheered the sub- stitute waiters and. waitresses.'as they went, about spreading the bounty. Several of the restaurants in the -Hotel: were 'closed, includ: ing the Empire fa- mpus.K.stars-entertain. Most 'of the guest service ,-Some of the ele- vators, were run by. 'substitutes. Other also. 'by .the' walkout''of hundreds of cooks; operators and dishwashers in addition to the waiters: The labor dispute, which began over 'the system of tipping at banquets and. other group func- tions, was. placed'in the hands of the impartial arbitrator -of the city's1 hotel industry. The arbitra- tor, Harold Gray, said, no deci- sion could be expected for several days. The banquet and group lunch- eon waiters have.been demanding an automatic 12 per cent tip on the hotel's receipts for each serv- ing. Most tips, at .the Waldorf- Astoria are handled, this way, but some" organizations do not ar- range, for automatic tips and the waiters must pass a plate. Patrol Graduates; 52 New Troopers OKLAHOMA CITY will be 52 additional' Highway Pa- trol troopers in uniform beginning t.o da y, -.bringing the patrol's strength to 308.'' The new. .-troopers 'graduated from the patrol training school at Norman last Saturday. Training begins Sept." 16-for 50 more "Miss said the baffled do you. do it? You've been here for two weeks, and you're already a month
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