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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Ada Takes Cover For 2nd Night Ada residents Saturday evening took cover for the second straight night as thunderstorms again pounded this area. Weather watchers spotted one funnel west of Ada, moving toward the city. The funnel was still in the air. Then it changed its course and swung around the city on the north side moving in the direction of Allen. Another report of twin funnels came from an observer at Velley View Hospital. These also were airborne and moved to the northeast toward Allen. It is possible that this was the same sighting reporter earlier by Fire Chief Dudley Young west of the city. The sirens which sent Ada residents to shelter were sounded at p. m. At closing time, the all clear had not been given. There were no reports of any major damage in tne immediate Ada area. __________' Police Quiz Ada Youths In Death Two Ada youth, held overnight Friday ior questioning about a Lake Texoma drowning, were released Satur- day morning from a Bryan County jail. Frank Lamirand, 20 and William Hodge Hill, 19, were held at Durant Friday night following the drowning of Alta Faye Taylor, a 17-year-old girl from near Marlow. Lamirand and Hill are both students at East Central The accident occurred one-half miles northeast of Roosevelt bridge 100 Secret Army Bombs Street In Algeria ALGIERS (AP) Army Organization terrorists exploded a time bomb on the waterfront Sat- urday, rained mortar shells on a Moslem suburb and rampaged through the streets in machine- gun attacks in bloody Algiers. Weary police counted at least 17 dead and 31 wounded in the European underground's grim fight against approaching Algeri- an independence. But it was not known how many other casualties there were in some of the native quarters, where the Moslems care for their-own. The day's bloodshed began at dawn, with the thunder of 29 mor- tar shells fired into the Moslem Belfort section in the suburb of Maison Charee. No one from the European side went to pick up the Moslem victims. The Belfort victims were not in- cluded in thetally compiled by po- the yards' off shore. Bryan County Attorney Wallace W. Gates said the pair was in a boat with Miss Taylor and a class- mate, Joetta Booth, 18, at the time of the tragedy. Saturday Gates traveled to Mar- low to talk further with Miss Booth. Charges were not filed but the boys had not been released at this time. The girls were on a senior class outing from Central High Shoo! near Marlow. .Gates and Highway Patrolman Paul Oliver, earlier said they un- derstood the victim was thrown in the lake during some "horse- play." Oliver, who investigated the..in- cident, said the two boys and two girls were-in the boat-which drift- ed some 100 yards from shore. Oliver said the girl was report- edly thrown overboard, apparently lice. Hill said the girl didn't come up after she went under. He said the group thought Miss Taylor had swum beneath the boat and would come up on the other side. "When she' didn't surface then we became said Hill. "After a while when she didn't come up we knew then it was too On the waterfront, a small truck j late to dive in after her, so we loaded with about 50 pounds of explosives blasted off, killing four persons and wounding 15. Hun- dreds of Moslems surged scream- ing out of the Casbah, several hundred yards away. They re- membered all too well that a sim- ilar secret army bombing on the waterfront May 2 killed 62 Mos- lems and wounded more than 100. The angry Moslems.were inter- cepted by the newly organized Moslem police force, possibly pre- venting riotous retaliation against Europeans. Stretcher bearers of the Nation- al Liberation Front, which enforc- es discipline in the Moslem quar- ters of this tragic city, bore off the wounded into the Casbah. Among the victims were eight Europeans. Three were carried into the Casbah for treatment. One died shortly after arrival at a makeshift Moslem clinic. called over a boat nearby to watch the spot and we went after the lake patrol." Lamirand and Hill had gone to Lake Texoma for two days of ski- ing from their 15 foot fiber glass boat. They met the girls at the Texoma lodge where the senior class was staying. "We skiied in the 'morning then met the girls and took them with said Hill. "We pulled off shore and stopped the boat. We were all in the boat in our bath- ing Hill said there was a "little movement" going on before the accident. The accident happened, about p. m. The patrol dragged the area until 8 p. m. before they found.the girl's.body in 50 feet of water on the north side of U. S. 70, northeast of the Roosevelt bridge. Explosions Rip Up Berlin Wall BERLIN (AP) Four blasts in 15 minutes ripped the Red wall in Berlin Saturday and heightened tension over the fatal shooting of an East German border guard. About- 50 East German police rushed to the scene and West Ber- lin riot police appeared when one i predawn explosion knocked a six- foot hole in'the wall that snakes for 25 miles across the city. An- other blast buckled the masonry.. What damage was. done by the other two detonations, if any, (Continued on Two} 59TH YEAR NO. 64 CABlay Explosion Hit Plane CENTERVILLE, Iowa (AP) An unknown explosive force from within ripped apart a Continental Airlines jet in flight, killing the 45 persons aboard, a Civil. Aero- nautics Board Spokesman said Saturday. Another source said' it -appeared unlikely that the explosion Tues- day night could have resulted from anything other than a bomb. The source declined to be named. While CAB investigators sought the cause- of Tuesday night's crash, Robert F. Six, Continental president, said in Denver, that there was "sufficient evidence to indicate the probability .that a man-made explosive had been set off within the aircraft." He also asked the FBI to investigate. The Chicago office of the FBI j confirmed .that' its agents were in- vestigating to determine if there has been any violation of federal law. James Gale, agent in charge of the Chicago office refused further comment. There was a report that a pas- sanger had been insured for 000. Investigators have determined that an explosion occurred within the rear portion' of the fuselage, said Edward E. Slattery, CAB public information officer. He said the determination was arrived' at from the manner in which the plane's structure had broken up. Slattery said the skin of the main portion of the fuselage, al- though torn by. the impact of the crash, remained in relatively large pieces, "Behind the breakoff point the -pieces were found .to be smaller, he said. That indicates the explosion was from the inside out, he added. 'When the metal breaks out it is indicated on the metal by the type of he said. "The molecular separation is different when caused by a powerful force as compared to a -slow bending force." He added that smudges a very distinctive- odor- covered on., pieces of metal, Regarding' the report that 000 maximum insurance coverage was bought for one passenger be- fore the plane departed from Chi- cago's O'Hare Field, Roy Tuch- breiter, board chairman of Con- tinental Casualty Co., said in. Chi- cago no policy in that amount was issued at O'Hare. But he said a passenger could obtain insurance or more insurance elsewhere.. The administrative assistant for Mutual of Omaha, Walter Brzezinski, said .two claims total- ing have been returned to .the insurance company. One of the policies was for .the maxi- mum he said. A final tally will not be available until next week, A raockup of the structure from the rear door to the tail was be-. ing constructed at the fairgrounds here. It should be completed in two or three days. "The mockup will show the ori-. gin of the 'breakup, and .the pro- gression of the Slattery said. Portions of the cabin interior and fuselage structure have been sent to Washington for laboratory analysis to ascertain the nature of the explosive he added. The million- Boeing 707 crashed on- a farm near Union- ville. Mo., while-, on a flight from Chicago to Kansas City and Los Angeles. Slattery declined comment on whether the explosive force was caused by nature or possibly man made. The Kansas City Star reported Friday night the possibility of an explosion aboard the plane. In a copyrighted story the news- paper said there were reports that parts of the tail section bore marks of an explosion and that there were powder burns on- two of (Continutd on Two) ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 27, 1962 32 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Atkinson Is Optimistic His 449 Vote Lead Will Stand Through New Count OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The recount of ballots in last Tuesday's primary runoff race begins at 9 a. m. tomorrow in Pontotoc'County as the state election board is set over the state. Thus'W. P. Bill Atkinson.and Raymond Gary had their hopes for the Democratic -nomination in the hands of the election board crews across the state. District Judge John Boyce McKeel will supervise the ballot recounting in Ada. Recounts begin- Monday in most other counties, but the shortage of judges has re- quired that they be put off in some counties. Atkinson, the apparent upset winner by 449.votes, expressed cautious optimism as he filed for a recount 'the FULL STEAM E. Thompion giv.j batt.ry of youngtters of th. Rotary Club', now bo.t ridt in ridt will optn for busintM on Mamornl Staff Guard Duty Over Ballot Box Gives Local Troops A Break By JOHN BENNETT Donned in khaki's, decked with helmets and dressed with cartridge, .belts, Ada National Guardsmen 'took on a new kind of'active duty assignment this week. Instead of off to Thailand or. summer camp they landed at the county election board office. Eleven of -the guardsmen oC- "Company C. First Battle Group, were named to the roster to stand guard when Gov. Edmond-' son, called- 'out the. troops Wednesday morning. Since that time they have systematically alternated eight hour shifts just outside the vault containing the ballot boxes in the election board office. With the Gary-Atkinson re- count' pending, .the troops will remain until tne official winner is declared. But. they don't mind. As a matter of they say, the job is kind of fun. had. to .be'done and I'm glad they did said Pvt. Osborn Leonard, one of the men assigned to guard the vault. "The duly isn't so bad. It gives you some time to -do something like read or' talk with a buddy." Two men stand guard at one time. They lock themselves in- side the office, sitting with their backs to the door of the vault. Leonard and his partner in defense, Pvt. Ernest'-Self, aJter- nated -between-strumming.--on1'a steel guitar .light books Saturday morning. They .had been .on duly a Two Students Plead Guilty In OSU Riot Frank P. Swan Dies In Konawa STILLWATER pair of KONAWA (Special) Frank P. Oklahoma State University president of the First Na- dents have entered guineas to charges stemming from a campus riot Thursday night. Two others pleaded innocent to charges. Bill Briscoe, 23, Stillwater, was sentenced to 45 days in county jail after he pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful assembly. Jerry K. Lucas, 20, Wagoner, pleaded guilty to a charge of dis- turbing the peace and was sen- tenced to 15 days in jail. Assistant County Atty. David Swank also filed a charge of un- lawful assembly against- Jim Dill- ard. a football star at OSU for the past three years who was due to graduate. A warrant was issued for Dill- ard's arrest, said Swank. Robert-M.Rigdon; 19, Newkirk, and William Gilstrap, 22, .-.Clare- more, entered pleas of-innocent to charges of disturbing the peace. They were free on bond each. Meanwhile, university officials said it would probably be Tuesday before a complete list of those in- volved in the demonstration is available., Dr. Oliver S. Willham, univer- sity president, said Friday at least 30 of the students, faced expulsion while- seniors -involved- in the out- not be allowed to throughout the state in banking and business circles, died in his office of a heart attack at p.m. Friday. He had walked about two blocks down the street to at- tend the. services of a friend, Leo Hill, which were being held in thet Watts chapel.'After arriving there he complained-of nob feeling wellj and decided to return to the bank. He suffered the lethal seizure shortly after returning to his of- fice. He .had .suffered' from' the heart condition" for. s e v e r a 1 months, but was: improved and was attending to business at the bank as usual. In 'the banking business 58_________ years, he entered this business FRANK P. SWAN would graduate. in Asher in 1904. '.The.next in 1905, he came to Konawa and! began' working in the. First Na-j tional Bank, termed it, as He-continued'to work! there buying stock until, he owned it! Born in Vine Grove, Mead Coun- g ty, Ky., May 11, Mr. Mrs. Richard Stephen's Swan, he completed elementary school work there.7 He was graduated Indiana Normal School.'-Geary, Ird., 'in.-the ..'school of business. His'first .job .was at Terre Haute, Ind., where he was credit manager for a big depart- ment .store. From there he went to'-Sti'-'Louis, he work- ed'for a. short time before coming to Oklahoma and Asher. W-.-H..'HoIman wa's president .of the Konawa bank when Mr. Swan began -working. Mr. Swan pur- chased Holman's interest whe -he quit the 'bank. He was a cnar-ler member of the Konawa Lions Club, .serving as president of this civic organiza- tion. He also was a charter mem- ber of the "Konawa Lodge, No. 322, and was honored in. 1955 with a 50-year membership pin.] He also was a life member of "the; consistory at and the' Rainbow' Assembly in Konawa bears- his name, which signifies his interests in youth..' He also was a Shriner. Mr. Swan 'served a "long timej on the Konawa city council and (Continutd on Two) straight eight hours and were swinging into another eight hour shift. "Our relief's couldn't make it for one reason or said Self. Neither seemed to care. Beside the easy duty, they rea- soned, there's-the pay too. Troops receive .active duty pay. They.als'o.get forra-. tions re-imbursement. Leonard and Self are typical of the men chosen to' guard the vault. Leonard is a student at Ada High and Self is considering entering the regular Army soon. Some of the other men on the roster are-high, school students, some employed at full time jobs and some are college students. Charles Todd, 1st. Lt. and C Company commander, _ selected the .men mostly on the basis, of their availability for the- job. The order sent to Todd called for a five man force. one NCO and four, enlisted. "I received the verbal order from Ardmore to organize the guard early Wednesday morn- said-Todd. "We set Il-man roster with plans to rotate the guard." The verbal order sent the men to the election office. An-official written order, signed by the gov- ernor, was received later in the day. Each of the troops on guard carries a copy of the order. The order tells each his duties and the purpose of the guard. The NCO in charge is Sgl. Bill Barrett, Ada. Barrett's job is to coordinate the changing of the guard. He also supervises the uni- form-requirements. The order called for no arms to be worn or carried. Todd stated, that his guard would remain on 'duty until the recount is completed. "We're sure to be- there through Monday and maybe even he said. The other men standing guard- are PFC Stanley Scott; Pvt. James Hallmark, Pvt. Duard Holman, Pvt.' Donald SP4 Jerry L; Martin, Pvt..Ear- nest Self, Pvt. Richard St'egall, Pvl. Lester Lyda and Pvt. Lewis: Sims. Here's Full Schedule In Second Tally OKLAHOMA CITY The count because of honest mistakes in tabulation. But there was a different tone to the supplemental petition that ap- parently could lay the groundwork for possible specific charges of ir- regularities in voting. It included1 these new tions: allega- shortly before deadline Saturday. Gary introduced the new ap- proach to the recount in an un- expected move minutes before the deadline when he filed a supple- mental petition for a recount. The. former governor grim faced and serious T- broadened his recount petition to allege pos- sible race as an, Garysimbal petition filed fte day, emphasized he wanted a re- Electjon fte district judge who will preside: C. R. Board, Harper County, Monday morning; Beaver, Mon- day afternoon: Texas, Tuesday; morning; Cimarron, Tuesday aft-- emoon. W. P. Keen, Custer County, Mon- day morning; Beckham, Monday afternoon: Ellis, Tuesday morning Roger Mills, Tuesday afternoon. Weldon Ferris, Jackson County Monday morning; Tillman, Mon- day afternoon; Kiowa, Tuesday morning; Washita, Tuesday after- noon; Harmon, Wednesday morn- ing, Greer, Wednesday- afternoon. F. B. Spellman, Woods M o n d 3 jr_'Tnnrning; Woodward, Monday'afternoon; .Dewey, Tues- .day morning; Major, Tuesday afternoon; Alfalfa, Tuesday night. Tom R: Elaine, Kingfisher Coun- ty, Monday morning; Garfield, Monday afternoon; Grant, Tues- day morning; Elaine, Tuesday aft- ernoon. 1. Numerous and sundry ballots were "illegally and imporperly cast" in the runoff election. 2. Persons operating mechanical voting machines permitted persons >.o vote who' were''not "legally and properly" entitled to vote in the Democratic .runoff. 3.-Certain counties failed to open and close -polling places at the proper times. "We are riot" alleging said Gary. "We have enough in- formation coming in that we feel entitles.us to a broader petition for a recount." He declined to- say where the implied irregularities occurred. said Gary. "It alleges possible irregulari- said Clee Fitzgerald, board chairman. "It's an .entirely differ- ent approach, but it doesn't change our order for a recount." Atkinson's petition for a recount filed Saturday was to preclude the possibility of Gary cutting short the recount at a time when he was (Continutd an Two) "That will come out in the re-1 L.- A. Wood, Caddo County, Mon- day morning; Grady, Monday aft-. ernoon; Canadian, Tuesday morn- ing. Luther B. Eubanks, Cotton Coun- ty, Monday morning; Comanche, Tuesday morning. Arthur J. Marmaduke, Jeffer- son County, Monday morning- Ste- phens, Monday afternoon. Robert L. Hert, Payne County, (Continutd on Guard Those Ballots' Secretary Does, Too COALGATE Paul Matthews, secretary of the Coal County Election Board, is not a man to take his responsibilities lightly. When-Gov. J. Howard'Edmondson put a guard on all ballot boxes after Tuesday's election, Matthews figured that if the governor thought it wassail that important he'd better keep an eye on things Himself. So he moved his cot into the election board office in the courthouse and spent the night there. He's been there every night since, and says he'll continue until the guard is removed. "I'm still responsible for those he told a NEWS reporter this morning.. "The governor didn't remove that responsibility when he placed a guard on-them." Matthews doesn't.spend every minute of the 24 hours in his office. He's in and out during the day. But at about 10 p. m. every night he rolls into the cot and sleeps there till morning.' just want to see that I..knovv positively that every- thing is likfr it-was when it was turned over to me by the precinct said. Then he added, "Paraphrasing the governor, this is no reflection on anybody." ___ Pair Of Twisters By GEORGE GURLEY Sirens screamed their warning Friday night as two deadly fun- nel clouds were spotted near Ada. to partly cloudy and no important temper- ature changes tonight through Snnday night; widely tottered afternoon and nighttime thun- derstorms over the state except k> the low tonight so northeast to 70 wmtheait; high Sunday K-9S. One tornado was pinpointed near the eastern limits -of the city. The other funnel was re- ported' just' west and slightly north Ada. Paul Forster, 2804 Kirby Drive, saw the funnel -at the cast edge of the city. Forster said his. son was actuaUy the. first to spot the twister. Forster said the funnel, cloud was perhaps a quarter to one- half mile- south of his house. "You could see it plainly in the lightning he The Forsters took cover and the cloud, still not in contact with the ground, passed just-to the east of their home. "You hear it go Forster said, "it sounded like-a train." Fire Chief on weather watch, spotted the fun- nel to the west. "It looked like it might have' been -just.- -back slightly west of Asa Hutchiri- son's" he -said, "in between Highway' 13. and Young said this funnel also was not in contact .with .the ground. "I watched it long enough to see that it was moving north and east and not rhuch' of a threat to he added. "It was beginning to rain and: it was hard to see satisfactor- Young said." "There'was a heavy southwest of tqwn. .With vtwo...confirmed.' re- ports and Ada in- between two fe we decided it was time to warn the people to take cover. The -alarm was sounded at p. m. And for a short time, Ada streets looked like the speedwayr '.at Indianapolis as. residents-rscurried' to -shelter. Recently, officials at East Cen- -tral authorized use'of. the area under' the east stands ;atvN6rris' Field as a severe'.weather are excellent parking facilities and large "number of people can be handled. Reports stated, residents 'turned out in. night... clear, was sounded at. No reports' of'-serious dam- age were received. Heavy wind, gusts destroyed: several windows in some "business firms down- town'., Three .limbs were snapped and some TV antennas snapped under the heavy gusts. A tree' was blown across -SH 99 south of'Fittstown, blocking traffic for .a_ while, but was.re- moved '.'.without-: under. Director. Hay'den. Haynes, were: on duty as- ;the ;heavy. .thunder- storms rolled relentlessly over the city. Lightning laced the: sky but surprisingly -.fell but surprisingly little Although .the. been- under -several, forecasts' this ;this-' was: the'-'- first' time warning sirens have sound- I .ed. 'These a total 'of 15" blasts -on the sirens, broken into five series of three, are sound- ed only '.when a funnel is actual- ly spotted'- -in When citizens hear -the warn- ing. they should lake 'cover 'im- mediately. Savage, .thunderstorms.- slashed southern -arid western Oklahoma hail, heavy.' rain and tornadoes. At least one person was killed in the storms. Hobart. police .reported Thomas Kendall of Hobart' was killed 'when hit. b'jfa- bolt .of lightning, in his backyard during 'a storm.' .A high wind, believed .to -be a tornado, lashed Robertson's land- ing -at1 Lake ;Lawtonka-- about 15 miles -.north of Lawton.- .Sgt. A. ,L. who lives in a trailer home near'the landing, said a house completely He-.said .-his trailer was .damaged.--along, .with two or three other 'trailer homes in' the -'i The ;roof..oLa'cafe in the. area was A heavy-downpour accompanied the storm -at- Lawton' the Highway.Patrol'radio tower was knocked out of, .A storm Cyril, the Weather ;Bureau-. but there was apparently no damage. A tornado was reported sighted moving on the ground southwest, of Walters, but again there were no reports of damage from Harold Coffman, fire department dispatcher in Hobart, reported twisters, were sighted flicking across the countryside southeast of Lone-Wolf, south of Granite and south of "Hobart. The thunderstorms came 'at a time when most of- the western half'of the'.state was under a tor- nado forecast-Later Saturday most of the eastern half was un- der such a High temperatures; Saturday ranged from an'89 at Tulsa to a 98 at. Gage.. Overnight lows were .expected from 50 to 70 with highs Slight Sunday from 85 to 95. Clear to partly cloudy skies were expected Sunday, but so was afternoon and evening thunderstorms for all parts of the state except the Pan- handle. You may be-on the right track, but you'll get run over if you just stand there. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.)
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