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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 65 ADA, OKLAHOMA, 28, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY GUARDING DADDY Three-year-old Charles "Chuckle" Mann was on guard with his toy submachine gun Sunday afternoon when his father disembarked from a helicopter.. The "cMon took place at th. National Guard Armory, when S Staff 500 Take In Guard's Show Aria's National Guard took on battle dress afternoon as area residents gathered at the armory for the dvnamite and 900 electronic the open house display of weapons and equipment. ThP show beean at 2 p.m. and lasted until 5 p. m. Atkinson Gains Votes As Recount Progresses Slowly Blast Site Is Located in Jetliner Probers Check Report Of Dynamite Theft That May Be Related CENTERVILLE, Iowa spokesman for government inves- tigators said Sunday night they have pinpointed the place of an explosion in a Continental Airlines jet that sent 45 persons to their deaths. A high energy blast occurred in the richt rear lavatory-of the plane before it was torn apart in I Recounting will continue through the. vveeir before the flight, said Edward E. final victor is named in the Democratic race for gov- public information officer for the i ernor. Civil Aeronautics Board. j The recounting was finished in. Love, Coal, Adair, Agents of the Federal Bureau! Payne, Mayes. Jefferson, Woods, Cotton and Kingfisher of Investigation also were active' counties. Atkinson's new. total was 'and Gary's in a. probe of the tragedy, in which the tail section of the air- Atkinson gained a net of five votes in Love County, 22 liner separated and the main payiie County and five, in Adair County, while Gary fiifnlnrfn IM O VSTf! 1 "j. 1 ____J..- Midwest City Builder Has Picked Up 54 More Votes; Nine Counties Are Complete OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) W. P. Bill Atkinson's victory margin over .former Gov. Raymond Gary pushed up 54 votes to 504 today with nine counties fully re- counted and ballots in-eight other partially retabulated fuselage "landed in a farm yard in nearby Missouri. Experts of the CAB have been reconstructing wreckage of the Boeing 707 at the Appanoose County fairgrounds. Slattery said that work on the mockup so far made clar the spot where the -explosion occurred. The type of explosive set off could have dynamite, Slattery said. Federal agents at Los Angeles said they were trying to find out whether there was any possible link between the theft of 350 sticks of dynamite there and the jet crash. The airliner went down on the night of' May 22. William G. Simon, special agent'in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, said The show began at 2 p.i Troops dresfed and khaki demonstrated weapons and gave out information about the guard to 500 persons attending. the show a helicopter dropped from the sky as an unexpected attraction. Rotary Unveils Wintersmith Park Boats The Rotary Club opens its boat ride on Memorial Day in Winter- smith Park. The boats will porb- ably begin operations around noon. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada already has its "choo-choo" in action but the train will also run on Memorial Day. Steve Martino will be in charge of operations for the boat ride. All funds will be used to help the club pay off debts incurred in construc- tion of the new concession. Tom O'Dell was chairman oE the con- struction program. A small electric motor is used in the lead boat, which pulls a second boat around a circular moat. There is even a tunnel and a bridge where parents and on- lookers can watch the water traf- fic. The water in the moat, while sufficient to float the boats, is quite shallow. Actually the moat is so narrow that is just permits In it were officers from the Oklahoma City Army Reserve. The chopper hovered over the field a few yards from the crowd and made short flights in the area. On the ground were weapons and equipment available to Com- pany C. First Battle Group. They were displayed in "L" shape just south of the armory. Such mechanical mights as the M56 Assault Gun and the 105 Re- coiless Rifle drew special atten- tion from the enthusiastic crowd. In the popgun .size, kids thrilled at hurling practice hand grenades and firing blanks from an M-l Even dad got in the act once or twice behind a .30 cal. machine gun. An adaptor on 81 mm mortars allowed a demonstration on firing adjustments of the weapon. The mortar plunked out "tear- drop" practice rounds a few feet from the muzzle. The rounds ex- ploded in a puff of white smoke. Once an over enthusiastic boy tossed out a barrage of smoke grenades that spewed smoke across the crowd. The entire weapons lay-out in- cluded the M56, the 105, two 81 passage of the boats. They can t j mm mortars, two '.30 cal. machine even turn around. They just make gunSi grenades (practice) their wav endlessly in a circle. 5 rocbef launchers 'and a radi( 3.5 rocket launchers -and a radio net. A military kitchen erected west of the demonstration. Coffee and dough- nuts were served to the crowd. their way endlessly Plantings will soon be made in the center island section. The opening of the boat conces- sion climaxes a long road for the local civic club. They had con- struction problems. Weather struck several blows and finally the first shipment of boats were the wrong size. Now, everything is ship shape. The park.is manicured for what many term the opening of the picnic Day. The big pool in the park will open next Sunday, as will city WASHINGTON feder- detonating caps, were stolen from a storage yard in the Fernando Valley May, 16. FBI men assigned to the plane investigation conferred with CAB and other investigators here for about 90 minutes Sunday. Later the agents took posession of a brown leather briefcase which had been listed .as part- of the plane, debris. The briefcase, with the.'initials T> C. D., had been found a mile east of Cincinnati, Iowa, a few gain of four in Coal County. A Mayes County recount increased Atkinson s mar- gin by 14 votes. "tr Atkinson .gained" a. net of five votes in Love County, 22 in Payne County and five in Adair County, while Gary had a net gain of four in Coal County. A Mayes County recount in- creased Atkinson's margin by 14 voles. The Midwest City builder picked up eight votes and Gary lost six in Mayes County. Recounting -also was complete Leader Gains On Vote In Ada Recheck By GEORGE GURLEY recount of. votes cast in the Democratic run off primary for j J Woods, Cotton and L, t UU UIL r- i governor inched forward Tucs- Kingfisher count.es. Gary had a net gam of five votes in Woods County and a net gain of 10 -votes in Jefferson County. In Cotton County, Gary lost 11 day morning. By noon, officials had checked nine precincts and absentee bal- The recount, to this point, reflected a net gain of one vote for W. P. "Bill" Atkinson. Out of the first nine regular precincts counted, recount figures were at variance with official to- tals from the- runoff in four of these nine 'precincts. Raymond Gary was running two votes ahead of Atkinson but a check of votes .in Ward 1-Precinct wuiaima 5 gave Gary a net loss, of Jour I and COUNTDOWN son, secretary left Earl Summers and Woodrow Gib- watch the proceedings. J. third member of the of the county el.ction board, separate ballots, board, I, at far right District J'h" son, secreTary or ine luumy EIBHIUU UWMIM, .rr nu votes to 2.013 while Atkinson Mickey McDaniels and Mrs. Edith Bailey work at the presides over the Staff Stayed the same sheets at right. Mrs. Barney Ward and Calvert Cannon Gary picked up two votes andr Atkinson lost two in the King-) fisher County recount. New totals; were .692 for Gary and 636 for'At-' kinson. A partial recount in '-Okfuskce County showed Gary losing 7 votes 9. Atkinson's forces votes in box. 'The recount began under thcj supervision of District Judge John Boyce McKeel. Woodrow Gibson, v- __.._-. _ mUes southwest of here. That _was secretary of the election board; had a net1 gain of partial returns from Ottawa Coun- ty, while Gary gained three in on the path of the plane's fatal plunge in which parts ot it were (Continued on Page Two) Reserves Get Shot-ln-Arm During Drill Members of Ada's Army Re- serve unit got a shot in the arm during their drill period Sunday. Soldiers of the 4th Howitzer Battalion of the 79th Artillery, under command of Les B. Young- er, Lt. Col., lined up for'their an- nual innoculations in the multiple drill at the Armory. The multiple'drill included both units HQ and HQ Battery and the Service Battery of the 4th Howitzer Battalion, 79th Artillery. There are six multiple drills held at the Armory yearly. This one will begin at 8 a. m. and last until 5 p. m. The ninety members conduct section training in communica- tions, mechanics, administration, survey and Fir'e Direction Cen- ter procedures. The an annual must with Army reserve units, include small pox, typhoid, tetnus and polio. In addition Robert Culligan, Hugo, was promoted to 1st J. C. Wingard and Earl Summers, the Republican member, officiat- ed at the recount, working two teams of counters. The check of votes in this conn- ty moved forward-slowly. Pontotoc County has 53 regular boxes and then absentee votes. At the present rate, the recount here will probably not be com- pleted until late Tuesday after- noon. Throughout the morning sup- porters from -each candidate's camp drifted in and out of the courtroom. County and one in LeFlore County. District Judge William J. Mon- roe was disqualified from recount- ing ballots in an d Murray counties'after Atkin- son supporters .protested he. sup- ported Gary in the gubernatorial primary. The state Supreme Court sent Judge. W. R. 'Wallace Jr. from Oklahoma City to handle the re- count. H. W. (Coach) McNeil, campaign coordinator for Atkinson, said the (challenge was made "on -the Two local attorneys; serving as grounds, that our supporters official stood by duringlthose three preferredA the proceedings. Mack Braly is a, someone e Isc. He ad rter and Calvert 'Can- because, of a feeling Gary supporter and Calvert 'Can- i 1 rr He added this was Monroe fa- non is an Atkinson follower. In 1-2, Gary picked up two votes The official return after the run off gave him 97 to 64 for Atkinson. The recount gave Gary 98 to for Atkinson.- In 1-4, Atkinson's figure re- mained the same as submitted in the official report, 65 votes. Mon- day's check, however, dropped Gary from 99 to 95. In gained a vote, mov- ing from 83 to 84 and Atkinson lost a vote, dropping from 109 to 108. In 1-6, Gary held the same vole. 50. Atkinson raised. his total in this box by one from 87 to 83. There were no changes in other Culligan is the Battalion Surgeon.' (Continued on Page Two) Witness Says No Payments Made To Estes Under JFK pools at Northside and in Glen- wood Park. Schools are still in progress and since many pool em- ployes are students and teachers (Continued on Two) OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy thisafternoon through Tuesday; widely scattered thunderstorms central and east portions to- night and east portion Tuesday; cooler northwest this afternoon west portion tonight and most sections Tuesday; low tonight 15 northwest to 70 southeast; high Tuesday 7G-86. High temperature in Ada Sun- day was 87; low Sunday night, 72; reading at 7 a. m. Monday, 74. Rainfall Sunday night was .M loch. Saturday night's rain .64 Inch. al official said today virtually all of the grain storage payments re- ceived by Billie Sol Estes were for grain stored before the Ken- nedy administration took office. Roland.Ballou, assistant deputy administrator for commodity op- erations of the Agricultural Stab- ilization and Conservation serv- ice, said, "All except (of the paid Estes for grain storage) is chargeable to the previous administration for- grain stored in his elevators dur- ing the previous administration." Ballou, in -testimony prepared for the House Government Opera- tions subcommittee, denied the Agriculture Department had shown Estes any favoritism. He was the first witness as the subcommittee began hearings on activities of the 37-year-old West Texas financier, now under indict- ment for fraud. "The' great expansion .of stor- age capacity that has taken place in West Texas was for the mosti part to take care of the grain sorghum which was being pro- duced before 1961, in ever increas- ing Ballou said. Apparently in' response to publican charges that grain was moved long distances to.be stored in.Estes' warehouses, -Ballou said: "For a number of. years it! has been necessary for the Commodi- ty Credit Corporation to move grain out of Kansas and some of the adjoining states in advance of harvest to make room for the new crop. "This grain is moved in the di- rection of the ports on the Gulf of he said. "It can- be stored anywhere en route, where the railroads allow it to be moved without the .payments of addition- al freight charges. direct line, provided the railroads have tariffs in effect which equal- ize the freight. This is the situa- tion which exists in 'a large area in West Texas." Ballou said that a total of 648j474 had been paid to Estes for gra-in storage. Of this, Ballou said, was paid in 1959 and million in 1960. "Since the grain stored, in- his j houses in 1959 and I960'was' still there in he said, may be assumed that at-least mil- lion was paid in 1961 forthe grain placed there prior time." Ballou's testimony came after the subcommittee heard .that many past and present.-Agricul- ture Department officials will be called including Secretary Orville Freeman and some who served "Large amounts'of-grain are junder former Secretary Ezra Taft stored in Fort'Worth and Dallas en route from Kansas and adjoin- ing states to the Gulf. It'-may re- Benson. -.Chairman ,-L. H. Fountain, D-N.C., outlined that prospect in main in these elevators for sev-jan opening statement. It-may also, be-stored j "Before it is. all over I think in elevators which are not in (Continued on'Page Two) vored Gary. State Election Board members were headed for Haskell County to conduct the recount there this afternoon. There is a 'rhubarb in Haskell County over '44 challenged absentee votes which all were for Gary, and the board is to inves- tigate. The ballots were challenged by a county commissioner candidate. 'In a recount, the ruling on whether a vote .should be count- ed or disallowed is made by coun- ty or. state election boards. Election Board officials said de- cisions on some of these' ballots may not be made until the recount is finished, expected by late Fri- day. The 33 district judges supervis- ing the recounting are to determ- ine whether ballots1', have 'been tampered with and to preside ov- er procedures. Gov. .J.- Howard Edmondson agreed .today to keep .-National Guardsmen posted at the 77 coun- ty Election Board offices until the recount is complete and official, Louie R. Geiser, secretary of the state Election Board, said it might be necessary to make a second recount of some 'counties at the climax if the 'two candidates fin- ish almost in a dead heat, and- this will .keep the ballot boxes (Continued on' Two) Gary Picks Up 4 Votes At Coalgate COALGATE (Special) -The. re- count for Coal County incomplete and final, figures show a net gain of four votes for Raymond Gary. W. P. Atkinson gained one vote in the recount but Garry offset this .margin by gaining five votes in Tuesday's tabulation, Paul Matthews is secretary of the Coal County Board. The re- count was carried on under Dis- trict Judge-La'vern Fishel. Posse Tracks Death Suspect Through-Hills .UNIONVILLE, Iowa Peace officers searched through .By W. L. KNICKMJEYER Sirens or. no .'sirens, some wooded, hilly country hear Here! Adans should of stood in. bed Sat- Adans Crunch Fenders As Tornado Passes urday night. Wild weather resulting' in the city's second successive torna- do alert also appeared to result in; some wild driving as hun- dreds of .citizens took to their cars and went in search of shel- ter. Police reported three acci- today for a man accused of stalk- ing five relatives and. slaying them one by one. The hunt centered on the Lee Moffitt farm, miles west of this southern Iowa town. The of- ficers planned a house-to-house search throughout the-area. Officials believed they had the man, .Gayno Gilbert Smith, 24, holed up on the Moffitt farm late Sunday night. But rather than risk a hunt through the dark for Smith, who was believed to have a .4JO 'shotgun and a box of am- munition, they called in the posse, leaving only cars patrolling the roads. The hunt, by coincidence, cen- tered in the approximate area. where a- Continental Airlines jet dents within a short period dur- ing die'Storm activity. Direct storm damage was ap- parently light, with nothing spectacular reported. Indirectly, however, the weath- er and human-reactions to the weather may be blamed for damage to at least seven ve- hicles, plus one of the newly in- stalled signal light poles at Fourth and Broadway. Massive Search Party Seeks Missing Craft DOVER, Del. massive was under way today for made' a fatal plunge with 45 per- sons aboard Tuesday night. were these members of the family with which Smith lived missing-since shortly after takeoff Sunday from Dover Air Force Base. It carried a crew of six. An airplane, among 47 air and t i on a farm northeast of Manns-. sea scarch unite> what ap. j jpeared to be several packing floating in the Atlantic 26 routc to- the area to pick burg: Andrew R. McBeth, 51, his wife, Dora, 42, and their children. Guard" boat year-old Amos and Anna j Katherine, and a daughter, Mrs. Donna Jean Kellogg. Another McBeth child, Patsy Lou, 15, was wounded but man- aged to escape and spread an alarm. Perry, 6-month-old son of Mrs. Kellogg, slept through the shooting unharmed, About 24 hours had elapsed be- (Continued on Page Two) termine if they came from the missing aircraft, which was bound for Lajes, in the Azores. An Air Force spokesman said ported in the area where the last contact was made with the plane. Dover Air Force Base said the crew members were: Lt. James Higgins, 28, the pilot, 102 S. Ludlow St. Worcester. Mass. -Lt. Robert J. Faller, 24, copilot, 6106 Blugrass Road, Harrisburg, Pa. Lt. Danny Hawkins, 27, naviga- tor. Rt. 3, Box 176, Farimont, W, Va. 'Sgt.-William P. Wert, 40, flight engineer, 6 Bottsford Road, Po- land, Ohio. Sgt. Fred Parson, 31, flight cn- 3856 Northeast Wasco, the plane had taken off from Dov-jg'nef. er at a.m. Sunday and was'Portland. Ore.; or 3416 S. Pacific, last'heard from about 50 Pass, Ore. east of Dover. Sgt. Clifford A. Parker, 32, load Isolated thunderstorms were re- i master. P.O. box 323, Devine, Tex. INSPECTION houte the Stete Highwiy Department Sunday afternoon in Ada included a material! teit demonstration. Glen Pollard, mipector, to this oroup on the.yarioui umplei of soil and iteel the Highway .Department in Oklahoma City. The open hciuie approximately 500 attend, with guided touri given to all in every phaie of the department. ihow was termed a complete (NEWS Staff Two of the accidents came at the heights of the storm, with thunder rolling, funnel sightings reported, and the sirens scream- ing the alert. At the same time, within a space of about 10 minutes at po- plice headquarters, officers brought in two prisoners to be charged with drunkenness. And while all this was going on, the burglar alarm at Dicus Supermarket went off, sending police scurrying' to the scene. (The alarm was also laid at the door of the "stormy weather. At any rate, officers found no evidence of burglars at the market.) Meanwhile, apprehen- sive Adans streamed to the basement .of City Hall; some of them wandering into Police Headquarters where there was quite- enough activity going on without them. Saturday night's alert was practically. a re-run of Friday night's, with weather-wary citi- zens digging out for their own cellars, or a neighbor's, or any public, shelter they felt they could reach. The first accident of the night' came at at the intersection of Fourth and Broadway. Eric Todd, 18, 2115 Arlington, driving south of Broadway took a left- onto Fourth and hit a pickup driven by Jerry Don Davis, 21, Spaulding, traveling north. The impact drove the pickup into the signal light pole on the .north- east corner of the intersection. Charged with failure to yield right of way. Todd forfeited bond in Municipal Court Mon- day morning. At JO p. m.. according to po- lice records, Larry Ellis, 16, 505 South Johnston, failed to stop for a stop sign at Main and Bluff and drove in front of a car driven, by Rily Young, 23, 1033 East Seventh. The impact drove the Ellis car on across Main Street where it struck a car driven by Robert A. 20, 222 East Seventeenth, stopped for the, stop sign. Ellis pleaded guilty to two charges, failure to yield right of way and driving without a license, arid was fined on each count. The final accident of the night occurred at p. m. at the intersection of Thirteenth and Broadway. Police said Norma Gene Scott, 28, 702 North High- (Continued on Page Two) Most teen-agers know the value of a three gallons of gasoline. (Copr. Gen. Corp.)   

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