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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Several years of observation have led us TO the belief that, under the law, of this country, a man is innocent until he is proved guilty then he's uiu.lly insane. Catholic Schools To Integrate In Atlanta, Page 7 EVENING Terry Beats Terry In Wewoka Tourney See Sports Page 8 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JUNE 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Flash Floods Swamp Ada In Wake Of Two Inch Rain Water Rises Into Stores On West Main; Remainder Of State Starts Cleanup Rain drenched Pontotoc Ccfunty and sent flash floods pouring into Ada homes and stores Sunday.. Eleven straight days of June cloudbursts set the stage' for the downpour. Cutting a wide swath across the -county, clouds dump- ed an average 2 inches Sunday in nearly every town and community. Sunday's cloudburst sent creeks and intermittent. streams over I i Flash flood waters iri Ada pour- into homes an'd stranded auto- 7 mobiles all over town. The caused when the whopping down- pour just "piled up" faster than sewers could carry it away, back- ed into 'stores on west Main and caused considerable damage. Water flowed eight inches deep SPADEWORK FINISHED-S.n. Robert S. K.rr n p.ctured here after he completed the spadework to begin construction of a new Masonic Lodge Hall in Ada. Sen. Kerr turned the first spade of dirt in a simple ceremony it the site of the construction on North Crest- view Sunday Staff Kerr Asserts Faith As He Breaks Ground For Temple United States Senator Robert S, Kerr returned Sunday after- noon to Ada for the ground ceremony- of the new Masonic temple here. About 350 persons gathered for the occas- ion in the sweltering humidity. Cars lined the highway and streets about the new site, just north of the highway in-the 2100 block Arlington Boulevard. Sen. Kerr stated his faith in God, in the role of the Divine in history of this nation and its future, and in the nurture of the faith by Masonry. Then, he turned the first spadeful of earth for the new Masonic tem- ple here. Kerr's own membership has remained in this lodge. In 1919 he became a Mason here, and through his rise as. an indus- trialist and later as one of the Laotian Princes Come To Agreement On Unit KHANG KHAY, Laos The rival Laotian princes agreed today on the Cabinet for a coali- tion government aimed.at ending the civil war and adding Laos to the ranks of the world's neutral nations. Neutralist Prince Souvanna Phouma, the premier-designate, announced the agreement, climax- ing negotiations instituted by the 14-nation conference on Laos at Geneva 13 months ago. Premier Prince Boun Oum of the present royal Laotian govern- ment is stepping out of govern- mental affairs, happily, he said. However, the strong man of his regime, Gen. Phoumi Nosavan, will sit in as deputy premier and Sign on a closed department store: "See we DID underdsell everybody." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) minister, of finance under Souvan- na. Another deputy premiership and the economy portfolio will go to Prince Souphanouvong, chief of the pr-Communist Pathet Lao and half brother of the premier-desig- nate. Though domestic problems still abound, the three princes and their aides emerged happily from a meeting that wound up confer- ences begun in this rebel strong- hold last week. Immediately after the annouce- ment, the three princes signed the Cabinet list. Souvanna, however, said the three will meet again Tuesday to sign a formal agree- ment on formation of the coali- tion. Souvanna said he hopes to take his ministers to Luang Prabang, the royal capital, by next Mon- day to present them to King Sa- vang Vathana. The" question of who would get the armed forces and police min- istries had been one of the tough- est points blocking an agreement (Continued on Two) great political figures- of the nation, he has continued his membership in this' lodge. J. B. Lynn, master of cere- monies, opened the proceedings by saying "this temple will be dedicated to youth .'they will be the Masons of tomorrow." Oscar L. Parker said the pray- ers of invocation and benedic- tion. The Senator was introduced by Jack T, Conn, banker and at-- torney, as "Pontotoc County's most distinguished son 'Mr. Sen. Kerr began by stressing the importance of religious faith to national strength. "Because, it members (Masonry) be- lieved in God, it has endured, through the centuries." This nation has .become aware of rapid changes, in our lives wrought 'by science, but the Senator said that it is equally true that some elements of life never change. "Regardless of the change stands the eternal truth of Genesis: 'In the'begin- ning God He added, "God and faith, .are the greatest un- changing reality there The speaker said that there is tremendous popular, over the "cold war" and that the great- est portion of his mail from Oklahomans inquires of him whether this nation can win. "The answer is here this after- noon; the answer is in the churches; the answer is in the Masonic lodges. that the. faith-had been kept'through the Dark Ages to' the "bright dawn of western civilization." "If that faith is kept, then I can answer'the question, who is 'winning the 'cold war'? It will be the people who worship God." "I am not afraid of the he assured the a (Continued on Page Two) Clinton Wins Award At Boys' State Gary Clinton-, Ada, was .one of 12 boys who received-the coveted H. V. Thornton Citizenship Awards Saturday at the closing assembly of Boys State at'Norman. The Thornton awards, presented by his widow, were given to the outstanding, citizen from each of the 12 mythical cities at Boys State in memory of Dr. H. V. Thornton, Oklahoma University professor of government and founder of Boys State. Dr. Thorn- ton died last summer, Clinton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clinton, 1123 East Bever- ly, was chosen the outstanding citizen of "Moore The Ada High' senior was outstanding in athletics and scholarship at the '62 Boys State. He and Ross Badgett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross R. Badgett, 819 East represented Ada in Boys State this. year. Bad- gett was honored-early .last week. He was chosen as" governor of "Nolen City." (Continued on Page Two) District Court Sets Hearings For 11 Persons The District Court criminal docket was opened Monday by Judge John Boyce McKeel with the arraignment of all defendants. Originally, 18. cases were sched- uled' to- be tried. -However, some have already been disposed of, leaving only 11 to be tried within the next two weeks. Those already settled arc: State vs. Hagen Bob. obtaining property by bogus" check, plea- of guilty, two-year sentence. State vs. Ambrose C. Cully, for- gery in the second degree, de- fendant already in federal prison. State vs. Alvin K. Lott, et. al.. burglary in dismissed. the.second degree, State vs. Hagen Bob-Greenwood, burglary in the second degree, plea of guilty, two-year .sentence. State vs. Oscar Pettigrew, petit larceny, dismissed. State vs. Oscar .Pettigrew, .as- sault with a 'knife, plea- of guilty, six-month' sentence. State vs. James Davis, larceny, grand The cases to be tried this week and next include: State vs. Roy Lee Bruner, mur- der, Tuesday, June 12. State vs. R..K. McLeroy, grand larceny, Thursday, June 14. State vs. Louie Whitaker, for- gery in the second degree, Friday, June 15. State vs. into the OK Furniture. Store and officials said there was a..great real of damage to merchandise that was displayed on the floor. At.Mead's Bakery, water flowed four inches high through the build- ing, .but the only damage was to some stacks of wrapping paper. Empolyes of thexfirm. spent all day Sunday sweeping out and cleaning-up-the building. Lesser amounts of water seep- ed into buildings occupied by Sin- nett-Meaders Motor Co., and Rol- low.Farm in. the 100 block West Twelfth, and theNMc- Farland-Robertson Music Co., on West Main, but caused no dam- flows up into these hornet on West Ninth in the aftermath of Sunday's downpour In Adi. age. Crop damages throughout the county were not heavy, .though scattered reports indicate waters flooded pastures near the Lightn- ing Ridge community. The over- flow from Sandy Creek reportedly washed deep gulleys in some, of the wads in that Roff from the morning rains as well as Allen. There was no major floodings reported in the town, but creeks northwest of Roff left banks and flooded pasture land. The Washita River.swirled over1 its banks during the heavy rains, closing H.W. 12'to traffic south-, west of Ravia. The Highway De- partment reported this morning the road was still closed. County highway employes work- ed Sunday clearing SH. 27, five miles northwest of Wetumka, where waters held up traffic. The road should be cleared by noon Monday, the' department said. In Ada the Fire Department made two "rescue" calls to per- sons stranded in homes and auto- mobiles.- Waters flooded heavily on West Fifth and.the department was sent there to rescue a man stranded in his car with waters racing high over wheel level. The' Fire Department reported the man had left the car when they reached the scene: Another call was made to. the 800 block West Ninth. .Waters there- .swirled over porches an Glug! Ada Drowns In Rainstorm By JOHN BENNETT Yipes, what a-'frog choker! Poor Ada got. her head dunked good Sunday morning. A guiley' washer of almost monsoon proportions pummeled the town soggy for about 30 min- utes. When the. clouds burst, they burst, and burst, and burst. The effects: Traffic was Homes and business were flooded. Gardens were washed away. The big drenching came be- tween and 11 a.m. when 2.25 inches of rain dumped from clouds. Cars, were stalled; on Ada's main street 'where waters swirl- ed over curbs and around store frontsi' In more than 'one in- stance autos had to be towed out of the .fender-high water. One woman stalled on Tenth Street and Townsend into'uvfng'roomsof several hornes.j ,arrTI ever going to. get out'of After making the calls the Fire Department reported was) were trapped in high water, like this compact spotted on West Tenth. Staff .31 id I B. check, Friday, June 15.' State vs. Ronnie Wright, nothing to do but wait for 'the waters to recede." The Ada City Street Depart- ment reported widespread dam- age to many of the town's gravel streets. None of the.streets were closed because of rutting. Gravel roads at Seventh and Turner, -the 100 block West Sixth and the 800 block West Ninth, were the most heavily rutted by the rains. Sunday's downpour in Ada 2.25 inches in 30 minutes was only .39 inches, less than fell in A, Peltier, bogus! the city during the 'entire months lar- (Continued on.Page Two) of May. For the first 11 days of June, (Continued on Page Two) And in the-west part of town, between Main 'and Fifth, the deluge actually swamped homes.. During the cloudburst mem- of the Ada Fire Depart-- ment were called to carry ex- cited "persons .from homes threatened by high waters. There was apparently no real, danger- to occupants; though -water, poured over front porches- and into living rooms. The rains caused a traffic.'jam- at Townsend and 'Main ''Street. Waters rushed down the street .near 'the corner over' curbs.and two feet''up on light poles. (Continued on Page Two) Train Derailment Leaves One Dead, 219 Hurt MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) A Northern Pacific luxury train shot off a mountain curve in western Montana Sunday, killing a child and injuring 219 of its 350 passen- gers. Only two of the 17 cars re- mained on the rails in the dawn derailment, which may cost the railroad Jl million. The other 15 cars of the Seattle- to-Chicago North Coast Limited catapulted down a 100-foot em- bankment 15 miles northwest of Missoula. Two of the olive-green passen- ger cars plunged all the way to the bottom, coming to rest in a ditch along U.S. Highway 93 and 10A. The nose of one car smashed deep into the ditch, scooping up mud that buried Terese Ann Dooms of Ekalaka, Mont. Terese, who would have been 3 June 30, was the iirst North Coast Limited passenger to be killed in 62 years. Investigators are' looking into the possibility of air brake failure: Reports from passengers and train personnel suggested the train was exceeding the 35-m.p.h. speed limit for the curve. The'train's speed recorder tape will be given to 'Interstate Com- merce Commission investigators, a Northern Pacific official said at St. Minn. He. wouldn't divulge what the recorder showed, except to say the speed was a "good deal slower" than 100 m.p.h. The derailment came a little more than three months after the same train, westbound, ran off the tracks and into a lake near Athol, Idaho. .Two crewmen were killed in that wreck. Its cause is still' a mystery. Most of the passengers were sleeping or just awakening at a.m. as the train crashed a .mile short of a trestle that spans -a 300-foqt canyon. The body of. the Dooms child was clawed out of the mud by a frantic woman. Another child bur- ied in mud in the same car was rescued. The train had passed over ;one mile of an eight-mile descent on winding-Evaro Hill, which drops feet., "I noticed -we were starting to pick up. said Jesse O'Con- nor of Chicago, a Pullman porter. "All of a sudden, I noticed such a fast rate of speed that I got dizzy." Wendell Wardell of Billings, Mont.; -a passenger, said, "We we're going .so fast that our car leaned way over to one side. The car rocked -back and' forth twice, and I could observe the ;secqnd car jackknife and pull the rest of the cars, oven the. bank." The last two cars on' the train Vista Dome Pullman.'.and' 'a Pullman -club up- right. The "others twisted' in-all directions over 500'to'600 feet.of the wooded area. One of the.four diesel engines broke' in half.-. All of'them, spilled off the tracks.: Engineer E. E. Lynn and fire- man Jerry Haines, both of Mis- soula, suffered minor 'cuts. Lynn I the dead child, Mr. and Mrs. was quoted by a railroad spokes- James Yates of Centralia, Wash., man as saying the train lost air: were en route to his hometown of- pressure as it started downhill. Ekalaka, Mont.' With'.-them' were About, 100 National'Guardsmen (the victim's'half-sisters, Roberta plus'Red Cross disaster workers Beaber, 2, and Jacqueline.Beaber, 5. Yates, 25, military service last Tuesday. ,'The happened ern Pacific president-Robert ;S.; MacFarlane; for the open- ing today of tlie first of. four ICC hearings- in Montana' on a merger proposedi-by ..'the; Northern 'Paci- Northern, -Burlington Spokane, Portland. .Seattle. rail- roads.. 'v; estimate'.of. million in claims and ;was made by a division-: official, who asked nbt-be used.. and .others joined 'doctors, and nurses' in helping the wreck vic-- tims. The injured-were taken to three hospitals. Of tlie .219 persons received 'at the hospitals, 151 were..treated and released." Sixty-eight were held for further treatment and ob- servation.- The'derailment tore.up of track. Repairing this damage and' clearing the" wrecked cars away will take-several days.'Pas- senger trains will use 'a freight line. The.stepfather and mother of Mary Asks Business Dies At 93 In Hospital Vitalize Mrs. .Mary Zerilda HAVEN, Conn. of mutual confidence is 1318 South Stockton, one of Kennedy urged necessary partnership of gov- totoc County's oldest residents critics, business and political, discard "wornout slogans" with all the sectors of our society in the steady quest widow OI-. iJdriiGl JT, jrisrnson. United States interpreter for the federal courts and colorful, hands with the government to pump new strength and -confidence into the nation's economic Kennedy said. administration is not go- nent figure in1 the Chickasaw Nation, died at a. m. Sunday in a local' -hospital. .-She was 93 and had lived in Pontotoc County Kennedy vowed 'his clash with the steel industry did not mean his administration is hostile toward to give way to general hos-; tility to business merely because there has been a single temporary disagreement with an industry. years. Mrs. Harrison was born in a speech prepared will the future belong to those: in Fort Smith, Ark., Universitys ignore, the realities of our Jessie and Berthenia said the government is life in a neurotic search Bradshaw. They came to exercise .'watchful concern unending reassurance." in 1875, traveling by covered wagon drawn by oxen." Mary 1.. economic 'health'-' while -business and- labor must, live up -to their public responsibilities. plans are not based on a political confidence in party Kennedy, said, but on- Daniel P. Harrison in Lexington in 1890. They were married, under the Indian'. tribal law and .she received. an .allotment because :of her intermarriage, into "the tribe.' Mr. Harrison was .'one-half Chickasaw. He served .as- official' interpreter for. the-' federal' for- said' economic problems bearing down-on a.free economy cannot be solved without separating myth f rom and he said it is mythical to contend that government is big, and getting 'worse or to argue that deficits in the federal budget confidence in. the nation's ability to invest, produce arid "consume.. Business had confidence in Republican administrations of 1929, 1854, 1958 and 1980, he said, "but this was not enough' to prevent recession when busi-' ness lacked full .confidence in- the years, was Stonewall's first postmaster, owned and operated a general mercantile and ranched at. Frisco and Stonewall. He was a- member- of the' 'legislature, in the create inflation. He responded by implication to charges by Republicans, including former President-Dwight D. :Eisen: bower, and some .spokesmen for business that his policies', ..What .really matters, Kennedy said, is the capacity of the nation as a whole to deal with problems and' opportunities alike. Kennedy chose Yale's 261st commencement 'to deliver what capital- in recent. stock' market gyrations.' Among false issues which on Page Two) in 1924.1 Harrison' was a member are 'frustrating, efforts to push the economy forward, the' First Methodist Church declared "is the Ada.', any and- all unfavorable J 'She daughters, Mrs.. L. P. Carpenter and Miss Mary 'the speculative- however temporary and. however Partly cloudy Harrison, botbTof Mis. in- are afternoon Ibrough Tuesday; Baxter; .Pryor; Mrs. .Viola 'lack of confidence in scattered thunderstorms City ;''rand. Mrs. administration.' late and night Young; two I. 'must tell little change in tempera- of the and Earle is not wholly- low.tonifht 55 northwest Harrison, City; a it obscures; the 70 southeast; hJfh Tuesday (Contlnued on Page also simple. The   

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