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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 56 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1962 16 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Project Mercury Plane Crashes In African Mountains; 17 Die ROUSING RATTLER That isn't a piece of blotched rope itretched out on the sidewalk. It is a 6-2-inch rattlesnake and iT met its end Wednesday afternoon when it was discov- ered on a section line by the four men, all members of a Highway Department survey crew. The snake was killed south of Jesse. It carried 14 rattles. When the snake tuned "p. it probably sounded like Xavier Cugat at the rear are Tom Redman, Tommy McGee, Earl Bryan '.nd Glenn Pollard. The big wou d have easily won the first prize if he had been at (NEWS Staff Ada Youth Dies After Stabbing Sooners Ask Speedup Of ARV Projects WASHINGTON delega- Evelyn Marie Frazier, 20, at- tempted to put a stop to the scuffle and received a badly slashed right 1S Aluerl Wdyue ria.i.KL, j.u, A deep gash on the right side of his neck was listed the cause of his death at a, m. Ada police are holding 22-year-old Roy Lee Bruner, 2923 North Townsend, for questioning in the slashing. Police said the knifing took place about p. m. in front of the Frazier home. Officers said Frazier's sister, tion'lrom Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas asks Congress today to speed construction -of the Ar- kansas River navigation project. The group supports most of President Kennedy's budget rec- ommendations for the Arkansas River Valley projects in the year starting July 1. It will suggest, however, a few. increases to ex- pedite construction of the 9-foot navigation channel, slated for completion in 1970. Principal spokesman for the group was Clarence Byrris, Fort Smith. Ark., newspaper editor. Also testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee was Stanley Spencer of Kansas. The navigation channel is to extend from the mouth of the Arkansas River to the vicinity of Catoosa, Okla. Oklahomans seek extension of the channel into the Eufaula Reservoir and on to Okla- homa City. The group also wants more pro- tection on the Walnut River, a tributary of the Arkansas, near Wichita. Glade Kirkpatrick, Tulsa, also was to testify. Canaveral Officials Eye Atlantic Weather As Time Draws Near CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. weather.con- ditions were far from desirable today, but Project Mer- cury officials pushed ahead with plans to launch astro- naut Malcolm Scott'Carpenter into orbit on Saturday in his Aurora 7 craft. Carpenter's physical and mental outlook was reported bright as his big day neared. Causing the greatest concern was a weather system in the central and eastern Atlantic which was creating 11-foot high 'swells in an area near the Canary Islands wher.e Carpenter's craft would land if the mission were aborted shortly after launching. This weather condition was re- ported weakening and could -clear by Saturday. Heavy swells were reported ex- tending from Florida to Bermuda. Cloudy weather prevailed today Patient Kills Two, Perishes In Explosion EAST MEADOW, N.Y. former mental patient shot an aunt and uncle to death today, wounded their two young daugh- ters and.perished in their flaming by gunshot or an ex- plosion of a gasoline bomb he had fashionedn police reported. Officers identified the slayer as Marvin Rosen, 29, of Brooklyn, an engineer with an electronics firm. They were not able to say immediately what caused the shooting. The family's split-level home was set afire with bottles of gasoline. There were two explo- sions. A side of the house was arm. Frazier was bleeding profusely when he stopped a car and asked to be taken to the hospital. He ar- rived at Valley. View about and died two hours later. His sister was rushed to the hospital by laxicab a few minutes arrived at the later. When police scene they talked to witnesses and continued to Bruner's home in Hammond Heights. Chief Homer Gosnell said De- tective Doyle Cranford and other officers found the knife used in the slashing in a bundle of old clothes at Bruncr's house. The is a four-inch bladed poc- ket knife. Gosnell said several witnesses are available, but the specific chain of events leading to the fatal stabbing still are unknown. Other than a "rough play" ele- ment, officers could establish no motive. Cranford noted that "some drinking" was involved. Officers said Bruner admitted the slaving when- he was question- and later at the in the area 500 miles east of Ber- muda where Carpenter's, capsule would- land if the flight were terminated after one orbit. Con- tinuation of. this condition through Saturday would make observation of his parachute re-entry difficult. Partly cloudy skies were re- ported over the second orbit re- covery zone 500 miles south of Bermuda, while weather was re- ported good in the third orbit drop zone near Grand Turk Is- land, 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. Meanwhile, Dr. William Doug- las said Carpenter, 37, and his backup pilot, Cmdr. Walter M. blown out. Slain by rifle shots, were Albert Mittleman, 42, a lawyer; and his I wife, Blanche, 39. Scott has no problems what- Their children, Lorraine. 14, and Michele, 13, wounded.and dazed, were found stumbling in the yard as flames swept their home. The older girl had been shot in the chest and the-younger .in the thigh.' They were taken to Meadow- brook Hospital, where spokesmen said' both were expected to live. Rosen, who was unmarried, was said to have been-a frequent visi- tor at the Mittleman home and to have once resided there. A rifle was found in Rosen's car and there was another weapon in the ruins of the Mittleman house. Police first thought -he had shot himself to death but later became uncertain as t" exactly what took his life. Neighbors described the Mittle- mans as a devoted 'couple arid said they and'their children led a happy family life. Neighbors rushed from their homes as they heard the explo- sions in the Mittleman home about 5 a.m. Police said they smelled gaso- line around the blazing and found bottles of -gasoline in Ro- sen's car. Dr. Francis Moore, Nassau County assistant medical exam- iner, said Rosen had been treated twice during the past three years at- Pilgrim State Hospital, a men- tal institution east of here on the astronauts' "He's about as said flight. surgeon, ready for the flight 'as anyone could be." -Car- penter, who -worked as .a hod car- rier shortly Vefore returning to the-Navy 12 years ago, has al- ways excelled in physical activity. Unlike John H. Glenn Jr., who ran five miles'a day in. prepara- tion for his pioneering orbital flight last Feb. 20, 'Carpenter varies his conditioning. He favors a workout on the trampoline, a swim, or a session of weight lift- police station. Action by county authorities was still pending Thursday morning, Assistant County Attorney Francis Mayhue said no charges have been 'filed thus far. High temperature in Ada Wed- nesday was 83; low Wednesday night, 67; reading at 7 a. m. Thursday. 68. .The group wants Congress to add Long Island at Brentwood. to Kennedy's budget rec-i His ailment -was diagnosed as ommendations to speed planning j acute schizophrenia. and initiate construction of the lower Arkansas River locks and dams. The President had recom- mended million for this work. The tri-state basin association also urges increases, totaling 000 in planning funds of projects to extend the navigation channel into Eufaula Reservoir and up the Canadian River to Oklahoma City. Sponsors said the increases would permit a 6-month gain in planning.- The group also suggested 1000 in planning funds for the pro- (Continued on Page Two) Visitors See Platt Park Platt National Park, .Sulphur, re- corded visitors and 539 campers during the week of May 6-12, Supt. Johnwill Faris has an- nounced.. Totals for .the year are and respectively. Temperatures during the week ranged from 55 to 88. There- was no rainfall; the year's total re- mains at 6.21 inches. mg. A final dress rehearsal of the flight, which will follow Glenn's flight plan, was on schedule to- day with.Carpenter in the Aurora 7 for a.simulated flight from lift- off to recovery. Carpenter has been 'an explorer all his life, says his father.. Mal- colm Scott Carpenter Sr. At his home in Palmer Colo., the elder Carpenter recalled.his son's first flight into space as a year- old baby. The future astronaut climbed from his crib, tumbled into space and hit head on a radiator. He has a small 'scar over his left eye to show for that outing. And when 'he was 8 he almost fell into the scalding water of a geyser .at Yellowstone National Park. "He tried to poke a stick in to see what made it the father said. j The elder Carpenter plans to watch his son's flight on television' and said he is not especially wor- ried-about it. "Our American team values human life and they "won't let thej boys go up until every contin- gency imaginable is- taken' care he said. In the final days before the launching, the astronaut and his backup pilot will switch'to a low- residue diet to prepare their sys- (Continutd on Page Two) "7T2! LEAVING IRVING CLASSROOM Annie -Lee Stall, and .Annie Lee Bolding, who together have taught 44 yean there, are "closing up shop" at the end of the ichool term. 'Mrs.. Stall is retiring from the teaching profession. Misi Bolding, however, plans to teach long enough to make 50 yean spent in the clasiroom as an instructor. They are shown ar a reception given for'th'em Tuesday by other faculty, members of the school and patrons, chatting with Mrs. Lee Roy Huddleston, who was pupil of Miss Bolding at Cloverdale, near St. Louis, Okla., in 1943. (News Staff Photo-) 73 Years Of Teaching Irving School Loses Both Its Annie Lees Craft Was Supplying NASA Tracking Point For Carpenter Flight WASHINGTON U. S. transport plane on a mission related to Saturday's- planned space flight by astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter crashed today near Nairobi, Kenya. The Air Force said all-17 aboard ap- parently were killed. The Air Force said all 17 were Air Force personnel, not immediately connected with the National Aeronau- tics and Space Administration. NASA itself had said 'earlier that none of the seven Mercury astronauts were aboard the C130 -Hercules. In- quiries about the astronauts were based on the fact that some of the astronauts draw By WENONAH RUTHERFORD Two popular teachers in the Irving Elementary School, who have the same" given name, Anr will be bidding farewell to 'their two classrooms .come September. Miss- Annie -Lee been .teaching 47 years, 19 in the'Irving School, plans'to continue'her profession in another state. until she has completed 50 years of service. She was selected as' Teacher of the Year from-Pontotoc County last October. Mrs. Annie Lee Stall, who has been teaching at Irving 25 years, is retiring from the profession. Tuesday patrons and fellow teachers gave a reception, for the two teachers and former pupils and friends of the two were invited between and p.m. and many attended. Miss Bolding was-'born in a little community of Charlotte, Arkansas in Independence Coun- ty July 9, 1896, where she lived '.five.years..She with.her family. Faculty, PTA Honors' Pair At Reception, Page 3 moved to Sulphur Rock, Ark., where she' attended and com- pleted grade and .high schools. After finishing high school at the age of 16. she took the coun- ty examination and received a teaching certificate and taught one term of school'receiving S40 a month salary. Rev. Reneau Gets Post In New Mexico Church Rev. and Mrs. J. Glore Reneau will leave next Thursday for Farmington, N.M. where he has been .assigned as-pastor of the Methodist Church. Rev.' Reneau has served as pastor of the First Methodist Church of Ada for three years. He is returning to the New Mexico conference. Bishop' W. Angie Smith, Oklahoma-New Mex- ico conference, read the assign- ments' Thursday, the'closing day of the New Mexico annual con- ference. The Oklahoma annual conference meets the last week in May. Rev. Reneau has been in the Methodist ministry 28 years, serv- ing churches in the Oklahoma and New Mexico conference. His ten-. lire was interrupted five years during World War .II when he served as an.Army.chaplain. He served 'as president of the Ada Ministerial Alliance while -here, and his wife has served as contact chairman of the Voluri- teens, junior volunteer workers, sponsored by the Valley View Hos- REV. J. GLORE RENEAU pital' Auxiliary, 'and study 'clubs as well as- the women's work of the church. Sunday Rev. Reneau will preach his farewell .sermon at 'the Ada church. In 1914, Miss Bolding came to Oklahoma. .Here she did home study and prepared herself for the'county examination in. Okla- homa to receive a teaching cer- tificate. She began teaching on a county certificate and" attend- ed summer .sessions, at- East Central. State' College, until she received .a -life certificate. After-.a few years, she re- sumed attending summer col- lege sessions and Saturday class- es at ECSC until '1936 when she received her bachelor of -arts degree. In 1957 she received her master of- teaching degree from East Central. Bolding taught at Lone Oak, Old Wanette, Gilbert, Cross Roads, Cloverdale, St. Louis in Pottatomie County and for the past 19 years at Irving School. She is an active member of the First Methodist Church, Fen- tem Sunday School Class, Cas- sidy Circle, National Education Association and Oklahoma Edu- cation Association. Mrs. Stall, a native of Walt- hall, Miss., is the daughter of a Methodist minister, John H. Rogers. In 1907 and ensuing years, when the family moved Sallisaw, her father pastored several churches in Oklahoma. She began school in Pittsburo, Miss., and entered the fifth grade in Sallisaw. She was grad- uated from high school at Roff. In 1916 she began college work at Northeastern State College in Tahlequah. In 1918 she taught her first school at Keota, Okla. She -then moved to Skiatook and taught in the elementary grades. There she met and married Leslie G. Smyth, in 1919. One son, Leslie G. Smyth Jr., was born to them. He, his wife, and three sons, reside in Alamo- gordo, N.M. In 1928 Mr. and Mrs. .Smyth moved to Ada where he was pastor of the First Christian Church until 1931. After Mr. Smyth's Symth con- tinued her education at East (Continued en Two) assignments at points along the line of flight for manned shots. The wreckage of the C130 was found on a mountain near Nairo- bi, to which the aircraft was en route. It apparently burned on impact, the Air Force said. Two helicopters -from Nairobi had reached the scene. The Air Force said that normal- ly a C130. carries a crew of four. This would indicate the others were passengers. No names were available im- mediately and the Air Force knew only that the flight was in con- nection with the forthcoming manned satellite flight. At Cape Canaveral, a Project Mercury spokesman said the C130 was "a logistics supply the Nairobi-Kenya con- tingency site." "The Air Force tells us that it '.crashed at a.m. EST while making an approach to the Nairo- bi air he said. The spokesman, said the plane was from the Evreaux Air Base in France and was assigned to the 322nd Air Division. Based on .information available, said, the crash would not af- fect plans to launch Malcolm Scott Carpenter into orbital flight Saturday. A contingency site provides planes to search for the astronaut and his spacecraft if he comes down in an unscheduled' landing 'area. The Nairobi station is not locat- ed near one of the 17 Mercury tracking stations, which maintain contact .with an orbiting space- craft. This reduces the likelihood that tracking personnel were aboard the C130, the spokesman indicated. None of the seven Mercury as- tronauts could have been aboard, however. In addition to Carpen- ter, Walter M. Schirra Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., and'Virgil I Gris- som are 'at Cape Canaveral where they have been assigned duties to perform during the orbital flight. Alan B, Shepard Jr. is at the tracking site at Point Arguello, I Calif., L. .Gordon Cooper Jr. at the station .at Guaymas, Mexico, and Donald K. Slayton at the sta- tion in Muchea, Australia. Shep- ard, Cooper' and Slayton have been at their assigned stations for the last week. Paving Group Meets Tomorrow The paving committee of the Ada Chamber of Commerce meets Friday at noon in the Chinese Room at the Aldridge Hotel. Billy McKeel, chaiman, will pre- side. Members will, review past paving and also discuss possible future districts. Any person .who would like-to in- clude' paving in the .next pro- grammed district is asked.to call the chamber office. Test Weapon Explodes, Ada Youth Injured A 24-year-old Ada soldier, in- jured yesterday in the mysterious explosion of a test model howitzer at Fort Sill, is in critical condi- tion today and will be transferred to the Brooks Army Medical Cen- ter at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Army officials said this morning. The injured youth is James Ar- thur Jeffries, son of Mrs. Hazel Jeffries, 310 North Oak. Jeffries, who holds -tho rank of Specialist Fourth .Class, suffered a broken leg and severe burns on his face, hands and body when the explosion occurred. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. yesterday on a range at Fort Sill. Three other men were killed in the mishap and a civilian also suffered critical injuries. Five men suffered minor, injuries. The .Public Information. Office at Fort Sill reported that the-ex- plosion came during a series of test shots in a new version of the familiar 105 howitzer. A spokesman said it was not known what caused the explosion. An inquiry into the accident 'is underway, he said, and it prob- ably will 'be several ''days before it is known just what happened. The.three men killed in the acci- dent were idenified as Sgt Ed- ward .1. Kinzei, 39, St. Paul, Minn.. Sgt. Paul D. Faiola. Fort Riley, Kan., and Spec. 4 Roger E. Mer- chant, '20, of Glencoe, Minn. A civilian. David Zauder. 34. who is employed by the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N. J., also suf- fered critical injuries. Mrs. Jeffries was contacted by military .authorities yesterday and went to Fort .Sill to be with her injured son. He was treated at the hospital on the post, but will be transferred, to the Texas hospital as soon as possible. Jeffries attended Ada High School, but left in 1955 to enter the service. His father is deceas- ed. Other men less seriously injured in the mishap include Capt. Thomas W. Daniels Jr.. 36, of Fort Sill; 2nd Lt. Donald Kramer, 25, Cincinnati, Ohia; Sft. Guillermo Torres-Garcia, 35, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Spec. -4 John Cam- pellone Jr., 25, Culver and Pfc. Robert Pope, 22, of Fred- erick. World War III, if it comes, won't determine who' is right, but who is left. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Invasion By- Invitation Begins On Thailand Shores BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Battle-equipped American Ma- rines landed in Thailand today, grimly determined to stay "as long as we are needed" to pro- tect this friendly Southeast Asian kingdom from Communist aggres- sion. A task force of Leather- necks in brown-green-blue cam- ouflage uniforms came ashore at Bangkok, carrying bazookas, ri- fles, grenade-launchers. and ma- chine guns, ready for speedy air movement north to the jungle bor- der facing Red rebels in neigh- boring Laos. The United States' call on her Allies in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization for a united stand in Thailand brought a quick response. Britain, Australia and New Zealand were reported ready to send at least token forces. An uneasy quiet prevailed in ad- joining flashpoint for a war that could spill over that country's borders. U.S. offi- cials were hopefufthat the Amer- ican show of force would-deter the so far victorious pro-Commu- nist rebels and that the .leaders of the -country's three 'factions would agree on a coalition gov- ernment. Greeted by American diplomatic and military officials and Marshal Dawee Chullasapa, chief of.staff of Thailand's armed forces, the first batch of 1.400 U.S. Marines landed at Bangkok's port district of Klong Toey from the-.LSD (landing ship Point Defi- ance and tie attack transport Navarre. Another 400 aboard -the carrier Valley Forge were flown by hel-1 icopters to Bangkok's Don Muang Airport. U. S. C130 Hercules transports were warmed up to rush the Ma- rines to base's in northeast Thai- land to start patrolling along the Mekong River nearby between Thailand and.Laos. Led by Lt. ;Col. Fred A. 'Steele of Ventura, Marine task force will bolster a American Army-combat group'al- ready in Thailand since-, the SEATO maneuvers.....here two week's ago. That group, was to be strengthened by another 700 men from. Hawaii and Okinawa, and U. S. Army, M'arine and Air Forces' in Thailand will total about men. Lt. Gen. James L. Richardson, jungle -warfare1 expert 'and "deputy chief of U.S. Army forces in the Pacific, arrived, in'Saigon, South j Viet Nam; on his way to Bangkok to take command of tile Ameri: can forces in Thailand.. In Saigon he conferred with Gen. Paul D. Harkins, iwho heads U.S. forces in both Viet Nam and Thailand. The American .Marines and in- ford, S.C., was asked how long the. Marines expected to be, in Thailand; "As long, as we t are replied -tersely.' Royal .'Thai army trucks rushed the Marines to Don Muang Air- port where-.they, joined the group fantrymen are' .expected to be j being airlifted from the. carrier strung' out-along a 500-mile arc running .from Udon, a town just below the-Laotian-capital of-Vien- tiane, and .east and south Valley Forge... .'.Within-. the first'big turboprop' transport-took off with Marines' for; the rail and highway across from the' southern part "of j center, of- Ko'r'at, about' 180. -miles Laos' .near Cambodia. Both Udon: northeast of 'Bangkok. and Ubon have-airports, and-are on rail, lines to Bangkok. The American invasion-by-invi- tation of-.this ancient- .land- of Buddhist temples; smiling people and rich rice fields went oft smoothly. The-first wave came-'ashore at daybreak. Maj. W. R. Affleck, 38, of Bu- A spokesman -said the -airlift -out of Bangkok -'may. take1.up to1 two Korat, -a', staging center for fur- ther movement- north, _ has rail lines on 'the'. Laotian border in the'north, and to Ubon; a. large town- ..near.- the frontier northeast ..of.Bangkok.'.. 'Movement of the.Marines to the of to the north- west where the pro-Communist Pathet Lao forces drove closest to the -Thai .seen in Bangkok, as-an attempt to'denv onstrate-.UiS. intentions of avoid: ing anything resembling- aggres- sive action. With'youthful Marines, lining the railings, the .Point- Defiance and the Navarro- steamed up Chao Phraya- .land -them-.'at Klong.v.To'ey ..with their battle equipment. The. first' Marine-. ashore was Capt.. Maurice. H. Ivins, 35... of Cham'bers'Eurg; "Pa., a .platoon The Leathernecks were The by.: President troops-' to stand. Thailand ...drew, the 'approval' of 'other'.'nationsZii, the anti-Communist Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. SEATO's permanent council in Bangkok emphasized in a state- ment :that 'the 'American''buildup was: "entirely 'precautionary, and. defensive in -character but that it also .served as a warning that any Communist aggression will be re-. sisted." British Prime-Minister Macmil- lan met. Wednesday night "with his defense committee-of senior cab- inet, ministers and military-chiefs. Macmillan was expected to 'tell Parliament later today- .thatJ-Brit- ain. iS'-ready-vto.- send-, men 'to Thailand; .Britain has'600 crack the' aircraft- carrier-- Bulwark-, at 48- hours from Foreign, Minister. Sir Garfield Barwick told "his Parlia- ment Australia might also send army troops to Thailand if the Thais ask for military aid. New Zealand's.Prime Minister Keith- J. Holyoake told newsmen in Wellington his government is considering" dispatching a small contingent to augment the Ameri- can force.- "It is most important New Zea- land should join the Allies in dem- onstrating solidarity .with' Thai- land at a time when the military situation'in northern Laos Tiously deteriorated with Cornmu-. nist 'forces moving very, .near the said. 'France; Pakistan "and the Phil- ippines are the Bother members'of the' eight-nation' SEATO alliance: The Philippines, had previously in ;.L'aos. when' serious' 'fighting there first flared up..France was against any such move at that time. There were no reports of fight- ing in Laos since the royal forces in Houei Sai fled .in. panic across the Mekong'River into'Thailand a week ago. The U.S.-backed airlift of about Laotian troops back to gov- ernment-held territory was near- ing completion. Ranging over rebel-held terri- tory- -in northwest -Laos from Chiengrai; in' northern Thailand, reconnaisance pilots reported they failed, to spot any Communist troops.- The: Reds advanced-, on Houei Sai 'after overrunning the provin- cial capital of Nam Tha, 80 miles to'- the. north ,but-never .actually occupied the border town aban- (Continued on Two)
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