Ada Evening News, June 13, 1962

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June 13, 1962

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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Now here's a new twist... strippers don't like their jobs so they're complaining to their congressmen and the amazing thing is that their congressmen are doing something about it. Gee Conference Slugs Cameron Aggies; See Sports, Page 6 THE ADA EVENING NEWS YMCA Drink Team Humiliates Army Champs, Page 3 59TH YEAR NO. 79 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS.WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Jury Ponders Fate Of Roy Lee Bruner BULLETIN- The district court jury return- ed a verdict-of Innocent at p.m. today for Roy Lee Bruner. A district court jury pondering the fate of Roy Lee Bruner, 22- year-old Ada man accused of mur- dering an 18-year-old youth on defendent claimed he pulled the knife that killed Fraizier to "try and bluff" and "back them off me." Under cross examination by as- sistant county1 attorney Francis no way to go but backwards, dur- ing the scuffle. The jury began its deliberations about 11 p.m. Thirty minutes later, May 17 recessed at noon today it appeared it had reached a ver- without'having yet reached a de- diet. However, the 12 member panel asked to hear more record- ed testimony Lee Fra- cision. The seven men and five women had deliberated for about 45 min- utes after hearing closing argu- ments from defense and prosecut- ing attorneys.' Bruner, testifying in his own be- half, claimed he acted in self de- fense during a scuffle the night of May 17 in which Albert Lee Frazier, 18, suffered a fatal stab wound in his neck. Bruner went to the stand at 9 today. Questioned by Bar zier, brother of the victim. A few minutes later, the court recessed for lunch. The jury was to return at to continue de- liberating in the case, first on the docket of the current district court session. Testimony by several witnesses revealed Bruner, Dave Mitchell, Ada, and Robert Lee Frazier had been arguing near Albert Frazier's home a' few minutes before the ney Ward, .defense attorney, the I killing, on May 17. .Bruner testified he and Mitchel were walking near the Frazier home with the deceased's brother Robert. Bruner said he was going Mayhue, Bruner said there was to Mitchell's home "to go to bed. Mitchell lives two doors west pi where the deceased lived, 106 "East Fifth.' Robert, reportedly had a drink- ing problem. Bruner testified he had instructions not to give him a drink. He said the fight ensued after he'refused to give the older Frazier a drink from a quart bot- tle.of beer. Bruner said Albert Wayne Fra- zier and Ms sister came out of the Frazier home. Bruner said: "I looked up and saw Albert Wayne coming up and he started hitting-me. Frazier was stabbed in the right side of his neck. Attorney .Ward (Continued on Page Two) Court Ponders New Division OtStatehouse OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Is the Oklahoma Legislature appor- tioned so badly it represents un- just discrimination against resi- dents of heavily populated areas? That's the question a three- judge federal court here has tak- en under advisement. One of the judges said they hoped to have a decision on the question later this week. The question-became the central issue in a hearing Tuesday on a suit filed by Harry Moss .calling for reapportionment of the legisla- ture on the. basis of the constitu- tional formula: If court decides present ap- portionment, laws are, unjust to the heavily; populated; areas, the fed- eral panel' will convene later to decide what-kind of -relief the court can provide or order. Unjust discrimination is a con- dition that must be ruled to ex- ist in the state reapportionment case to justify federal interven- tion into the matter. Testimony Tuesday dealt .main- ly with this issue. Hearing the case were Judges Alfred Murrah, of the 10th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals: and U.S. Dist. Judges Fred Daugherty and Ross Rizley. Dr. Joseph Pray, a govern- ment professor at the University of testified the state legislature doesn't properly repre- sent the people on the basis of population distribution. Dr. Pray also his opin- ion, population should be the key factor in reapportioning member- ship of'the lawmaking body. Dr. George Mauer, another OU government professor, gave simi- lar testimony to the court. Despite drastic population shifts the state legislature hasn't reap- portioned its membership in keep- ing with the population ratio for- mula, said Dr. Pray. Asked why this was so, the pro- fessor answered: "No one gives up power with- out a fight." At the end of the hearing Judge Rizley said "we hope to have a decision on this later this week." Billie Estes Was Just A Customer WASHINGTON (AP) Maynard C. Wheeler, presi- dent of Commercial Solvents Corp., said today his com- pany's relationship with BUlie Sol Estes "was that of customer and supplier and no more." Testifying before a House Government Operations sub- committee investigating the Estes case, Wheeler took issue with the testimony given by Frank Cam, a finance Deluge Hits Hobart; No Damage Seen A torrential rainstorm, measur- ing about four inches in a two Hour''DeribbV'flooded streets-a'nd briefly .posed a flood threat from nearby streams at Hobart Tues- day night. But this morning waters reced- ed and police said there was no evacuation of homes. Police Chief Doss Kutch said the rising waters had threatened 15 or 20 houses in the southwestern Oklahoma town, and crews had prepared to evacuate residents if it became necessary. Big Elk Creek already had been near bankfull and at one section near town lapped over to join Little Elk Creek. Police said water was curb deep and around several homes for sev- eral hours. They said a rain gage showed about 3.8 inches fell in a span of about two hours after lighter rain started hours earlier. The northwestern section of Hob- art was-in darkness for more than an hour because of. damage to a power line from lightning. More widely scattered thunder- storms 'were-expected in Oklaho- this afternoon, and evening, with more of the same again Thursday. Temperatures toda y should range from 84 to 90 degrees with overnight lows from 55 in the northwest to 70 in the southeast. Highest temperatures Tuesday were from ,82 at Tulsa to 92 at Ardrhore with lows during the night from 56 at Tulsa to 67 at Ardmore. North Koreans Claim U.S. Soldier Deserts SEOUL, South Korea (API- Pyongyang radio says an Ameri- can soldier has taken refuge in Communist North Korea and likes what he has "people lead- ing free, happy and peaceful lives." The soldier was identified as Pvt. Larry A. Abshier, 18, of Cleveland, Ohio. The U.S. Array said he apparently was the first American defector to the Reds in Korea since the end of the Korean War. Abshier, serving with a recon- naissance squadron along the ar- mistice line, was last seen run- ning across the no man's land toward the north on May 28. He ignored calls to turn back. Pyongyang radio quoted Ab- shier as saying he was fed up with the "doings of the U.S. Army egotist is usually-me-deep in conversation.- Corp.) (Copr. Gen. in South Korea" and calling on American troops to "oppose the war machinations of the Ameri- can rulers and demand that they be returned to their homeland at once." The youth's father, George, told of the comments attributed to his son, expressed doubt that his son actually made the statements. The elder -Abshier said' his son- had written a few months ago that he liked the Army and was consider- ing making the Army a career. Contacted" at his home in -Gar- field Heights, a Cleveland suburb, the father told newsmen the lan- guage used in the statement didn't sound like his son's vocabulary. Abshier has served in Korea since May .26, 1961, two weeks af- ter he joined the Army in Chicago. His tour of duty here was due to completed in July. The Pyongyang broadcast .said Abshier was surprised at what he iound in North Korea. U.S. Army authorities in Seoul had no comment on-Abshier's pur- was officially fsted as still with- out leave. Normally, a soldier is lot considered a deserter until he has been month. company lawyer, before Texas court inquiry. "Most of Cain's testimony is false and Wheeler said. Cain, a Dallas lawyer ing Pacific Finance Co., had testi- fied that Estes had told him, "They want to put me into busi- ness in Brazil." He'said Estes was. referring to Commercial Sol- vents. .Corp. The chemical Wheeler heads had financed Estes' dealings in anhydrous am- part of a many-sided business enterprise that collapsed when Estes was indicted, for fraud last April. To secure his borrow- ings, Estes signed over to Com- mercial Solvents the payments he was to receive from the govern- ment for surplus grain storage. Wheeler denied that he had said anything about establishing a business for Estes in Brazil, or had offered to help him with se- cret deposits in .a Swiss bank. Explaining how Commercial Solvents persuaded Estes to sign over payments, for, surplus grain storage, Wheeler said: "The customer wanted credit and CSC obtained from Estes in- dicates how prudent the corpora- tion was in demanding security as a condition of continuing busi- ness relations." In addition to his huge dealings in surplus grain storage and cot- ton allotment transfers, Estes built up a flimsy pyramid in the liquid fertilizer business, trying to corner the market .in West Texas by cutting prices below cost. The 'fertilizer, was anhydrous ammonia, use of which has be- come a way of life for farmers in sausage-shaped tanks, mounted on wheels for .easy move- ment. Estes bought his fertilizer from Commercial Solvents, assigning the proceeds from his government grain storage contracts as .pay- ment. The New York firm got more than million in these gov- ernment payments, but it was not enough to square the account. The bankrupt Estes still owes Commercial Solvents million. 'To get operating .Estes worked out a scheme of discount- ing mortgages on the fertilizer tanks, but most of the tanks did not exist. This led to' his indict- ment on fraud charges. The only public comment made (Continued on Two) Chairman Opposes Tax Cuts Mills Poses Threat To Kennedy's Plans For General Slices WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of the power- ful House Ways and Means Committee says he does not support proposals for ani across the board tax cut. The statement Tuesday by Rep. Wilbur D: Mills, D-Ark., posed an immediate threat to President Ken- nedy's announced intention of seeking a tax cut from Congress early next year. In another development, Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., said today he is considering trying to write a general tax cut'this year into the Kennedy administration's tax revision bill now before the Senate Finance Committee. Opposes Reduction Mills, who heads the committee that handles all tax legislation in the House, said whils testifying before another House committee, "You have not'heard me advocat- ing tax reduction this year or next year. 'I have not committed myself to that course of action. I have not said I would be for a reduc- tion in our total revenues while we are spending more than we are taking in." Kennedy has proposed a tax cut next year as a means of stimulat- ing the economy and reducing un- employment Talks With Kennedy Mills conferred with Kennedy at the White House shortly after his appearance before 'House Rules Committee. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said the .meeting had been ar- ranged, before-Mills nwdejhjs_ret. marks and 'that the White House had no comment-on the congress- man's.statement. Mills told the committee that, he favors a broad scale revision of tax laws which the administration is expected to propose as a com- panion'measure with the tax cut. But he made it plain he won't sup- port a measure that might throw the budget for the next fiscal year out of balance, adding to'the na- tional debt. .Another Bill Shows Another tax revision bill figured in.McCarthy's statement to men that he might try, to a tax cut this year. The bill has two controversial credit for busi- nessmen who invest in new ma- chinery and. equipment and with- holding of. income taxes due on dividends and interest. Estimates are the investment tax .credit would cost the Treasury bil- lion a year in revenues but that withholding measure, would Dring in about million not now being collected. Sub Is Possible McCarthy suggested it would be possible to substitute, a :orporate .income tax cut for the iax credit provision. He said the proposal also might include about billion in personal income tax reductions, plus spe- cific congressional approval of.the more than billion in tax relief already promised business by the Kennedy administration in the form of revised depreciation schedules. The new schedules are expected this summer. McCarthy, like his Minnesota colleague, assistant Democratic leader Hubert Humphrey, said if the economy needs a tax cut boost then he sees no need to wait un- til the 1963 session of Congress 'The Finance Committee, of which McCarthy' is a member, worked on the controversial revi- sion bill Tuesday in'a secret'ses- sion with Secretary of the Treas- ury Douglas Dillon. JFK Tells Nikita He's Encouraged About Laos CHANGE OF PACE Bagley plans to get in lot of reiding, idult Itvel, now that sixth grade re.ding will not occupy her attention. Biglty, who taught at Hayes and Irving School 46 principal of Haye, 34 year, of that time. She chow.to retire from, the teaching profession, effective it the of the 1961-62 term. (NEWS Staff Photo by Ernest 46 Years Of School Closes For Veteran Ada Prii By WENONAH RUTHERFORD Jessie Bagley, who chose to call "school's out" for herself with the close of the 1961-62 term, is a paragon in her pro- fession. She has influenced the lives of persons who had their primary schooling at Irving and .Hayes during her 46 years in the classroom. This dedicated teacher says "It has been a most rewarding 'profession. If T were just starting out again, I'd choose teaching for the spirit- ual and mental satisfaction it offers is 'equalled only .by the medical and theological fields of endeavor." This soft-spoken school. principal started teach- ing at Irving School in 1916. She took the county examination .that spring after graduating from Stratford High School and .was awarded a teaching certificate. She enrolled at East Central State College.that summer. Born in Stratford, her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam-A, Everett. Mrs. Bagley taught, music and Market Slips Slightly In Crucial Day's Test NEW YORK mar- ket trading was heavy and prices narrowly lower today as the mar- ket began testing whether it can keep above, the low levels hit'on "Black May 28. Opening sales -included a few large-blocks, but not so many as to indicate heavy liquidation simi- lar to that which marked trading late in May. American Telephone was off to and Ford lost to while most other key is- sues lost fractions. Brokers watched trading 'anx- iously, looking for signs of re- sistance buyers coming in 'at newlower orabove'the levels of last month's' nosedive, the worst since 1929. Lacking such buying. support, they said, a further slump may result. The market .suffered its third worst loss of the curreriti'sag Tues- day: An estimated was erased from the quoted value of the stocks, listed' on the New' York Stock Exchange.' 'The market .was too delicately balanced' toTesist statements and deyelopments'which investors con- sidered disturbing, some Wall Street, sources said. They- mentioned President Ken- nedy's remarks at the Yale Uni- versity commencement exercises which were interpreted in .some financial' circles- as-meaning he wouldn't back down from.his. eco- nomic ideas in the..face of dis- approval.' by business men.' They. also, referred to the state- ment by Federal Budget Director David E. ..Bell jn a .New York speech.. that the administration would change its spending. and tax policies this year .if the econ- omy falls-into a.serious-lag. All' through the recent market decline Kennedy and his.advisers have attributed '.it to what they called investors' realization that stock prices'had .climbed too far and a belief that inflation's effect on the economy had abated. On Monday, Kennedysaid'it was false to ascribe "any and all un- favorable turns .of the speculative to lack of 'confidence in his administration. Wall Street, and investors across the were said to be (Continued on Two) 'art in the upper grades at Irv- ing seven years, then moved over to Hayes.in 1923. She taught the same.'. subjects there' until becoming principal in 1928. She held this position util June of this year, when-she decided not to return to the classroom. Six.have held the position of superintendent of. Ada Public Schools since she joined the faculty. T. W.-, Robinson, J. E. .Hickman, I. S. Hinshaw, Dan Proctor, B. R. Stubbs and Rex 0. Morrison have'served as ad- ministrators of the school here .during that period, Morrison now is superintendent. There, .were only ten class- rooms, no.auditorium, or gym- nasium.in the Hayes School plant1 when she began working there. And the 'seventh and eighth were included in'the in- struction program. "In 1937 the first addition was .made two classrooms were she recalled. years ago we got a gymnasium, kitchen and.conference room." year-besides serving as principal she taught the sixth -grade class numbering 37. Be- fore most'of -the time she has taught not less than two sec- tions of a grade, and has'had ..all students in the sixth grade coming through -the school. At- testing to her ability and wise counselling are letters received from men and women -who tell her of some direction or aid she lent them. "The students have an aware- ness of more today. The parents arc more cooperative and appre- ciative of the; effort and both sides of the coin, in the instruc- tion she says.- The only teacher in her family, she has two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lynch, Tuscon, older, .than, and Mrs. Ruby Masner, Batesville, Ark., younger. Their onlv. O.'E; Everett, died in 1956. (Continued on Page TWO) President Issues Reply To Soviet Ruler's Note On Coalition Government WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy told So- viet Premier Khrushchev today that the formation of a coalition government in Laos is very encouraging. Kennedy replied to a message from Khrushchev in which the Soviet leader said the agreement on a coalition government could serve as a guide to the solution of other problems between East and West. "The formation of this-government of national unity under Prince Souyanna Phouma marks a milestone in the sustained efforts which have been put forward toward this end, especially since our meeting in Ken- nedy told Khrushchev. "It is equally important that we should now press forward, with our associates in the Geneva con- ference, to complete these ar- rangements and to work closely together in their execution. We must continue also to-do our best to persuade all concerned in Laos to work together to this same end. "It-is, very important that no untoward actions anywhere be al- lowed to disrupt the progress which has been made." Kennedy agreed with Khrush- chev that continued progress in a settlement of the Laotian -problem can be helpful in leading toward the resolution of other internation- al difficulties. "If together we can help in the establishment of an independent and neutral Laos, securely sus- tained in .this status through time, this accomplishment will surely have a significant and positive ef- fect far beyond the borders of Kennedy said in his mes- sage. "You can count on the continued and energetic 'efforts of. the gov- ernment of the United States to- ward' that' Kennedy's reply to .Khrushchev's message was dated June 12 and was made public by the White House this morning. That the little Southeast Asian country should be. independent and neutral, not a cause for East-West conflict, is one point on which -Kennedy and Khru- shchev have agreed' since they met in Vienna" a year ago. But only now are the rival neutralist, pro-Western and pro-Communist Laotian princes settling on a nationwide government deemed needed'to remove, their land from ithe cold war. Declaring this could be the pivotal event "in the cause of strengthening peace in Southeast Khrushchev told Kennedy that the results in Laos "strength- en'the conviction that success in solving other international prob- lems which now-divide states and I create tension can be achieved on the same road as well." U.S. policymakers were well aware that the extent to which the cooperative venture succeeds in Laos depends on how far the Communists, who hold the strong- er military position there, choose .to go along with it. Washington jhas been unwilling to commit forces directly in the small, dis- tant, landlocked country, although Kennedy has stationed U.S. troops in neighboring Thailand. W. Averell Harriman, assistant (Continued on Page Two) Way To Peace In Laos Still Isn't Clear TOKYO the optimist, agreement to establish a neutral coalition government in Laos paves Jie way for unity and peace in that tiny jungle kingdom. The leaders of the three rival factions finally got together. They decided on a government headed Dy neutralist Prince Souvanna Phouma and a Cabinet ostensibly dominated by his middle-of-tbe road faction. Pro-Communist Prince Souphan- ouvong and right-winger .Gen. Phoumi Nosavan agreed to be- come deputy premiers, on an equal footing. But the -clause the three leaders wrote into their pact promises to become a formidable obstacle .to smooth operation of the The trio must-agies-unanimoudyiOn alt de- cisions key minis- tries of defense, ling the foreign af- Statements after the agreement was reached indicate this will take some doing. Tough, stubborn Gen. Phoumi gave in and agreed to the -coali- tion only after extreme pressure from the United States. He de- clared he would follow the agree- ment '.'providing everyone else does the same." Souphanouvong's statement con- sisted-mainly'of an attack on the United States. He predicted that U.S. forces in neighboring Thai- land will help Laotian "reaction- aries to sow, on our lands, trou- bles and provocations of one sort or another." Phoumi is almost certain to' tangle with Foreign Minister im Pholsena and Interior Minister Pheng Phongsavan, close associr ates of Souvanna, who himself took the defense ministry. Phoumi, the strongman in Prince Boun'Oum's Vientiane gov- ernment, during previous negotia- tions insisted on retaining the key defense and interior posts. He said be surrendered becuse it was the "only solution." That doesn't mean he likes the arrangement. He is certain to have difficulty with Souvanna's military leaders. Gen. Kong Le and his deputy. Gen. Singkapo. (Continued on Page Two) Leader Says He Didn't Enforce Unions Pact Pair Of Sooners Got Away--Or By BOB SHAW .TULSA only two men ever to escape from Alcatraz Pris- on and never be found, are still wanted today by. the FBI 25 years after they made their break. Prison, officials say Ralph Roe and Ted Cole were presumed drowned while trying to swim from the-rocky island in San Fran- cisco Bay. Dec. But the-FBI still -lists 'them on circulars distributed to law offic- ers'across the nation and, as far as' that agency is concerned, the case is still..open., Cole, 23, and 29, Duncan, disappeared from a shop at the western tip of the island on a foggy afternoon. They were nev- er found and their bodies were never recovered. Three bank robbers Tuesday fled the one of the world's most escape-proof, institutions after digging through a.concrete wall with .kitchen spoons..They were Toeing sought today. The 1937 attempt, was the last of a series of dramatic escapes for. Cole, who" at; the age of 17 was sentenced to die: for robbery' with firearms. At his trial in plead- ed' guilty and asked, for :-mercy. But Dist: Judge sent- enced him to death. The sentence later to In Cole tried to scale'a wall at the. Oklahoma Penitentiary 111. Cole was arrested in Dallas and charged with the Time.- While awaiting, trial, he sawed arid was shot in the Eighteen through cell bars at the Oklahoma i-i-_ an ash but was found while it was ibeing'carried out. He. was sent to Alcatraz -for' a life term -for the months later his cellmate, William; stabbed to-death.': Cole: admitted.: the1, slaying, but before he'-could'be brought'.'to trial he escaped'by hiding'among bags Lawmen Sttll.Himt. 'Latest Escapees, Page. 12 of 'clothing being -sent-.from the prison a.fefbrm school. A few weeks, later a .Cushing. merchant; A. kidnaped and forced to drive to kidnaping. Roe first of' the -FBI ;in' a. gunfight during ;a search for outlaw Wilbur Under; hill sent to Alcatraz; for 99; years .for the .Na- tional-'' of vSulph'ur, in 1934. -Cole..and riot'.the .only. Oklahoma b'admen to try..to escape from'the isolated prison. Of the 39 men. who have tried in the 28 years since Alcatraz became a federal prison, seven are Oklaho- Among -the most famous was Arthur Doc 'Barker, 40. a notori- ous gang leader who was shot to death in.an attempted escape Jan. 13, 1939. With him in'the attempt was Dale, Stamphill, 27, .convicted of kidnaping and bank robbery. .Sam. Schockley; of Muskogee ,was executed-for, his part in es- cape Clarence 'Carnes of McAlester and Floyd.'-Hamilton, :a native area, also staged at- I WASHINGTON (AP) Ernest Fast, -former Midwest regional di- rector of the American Guild of Variety Artists, testified today he never enforced the union's rules protecting women entertainers from having to hustle drinks: He said he has read-'in the news- papers that through such practices some AGVA members had become involved in prostitution but, that he has no personal knowledge of this. Testifying -before the Senate in- vestigations subcommittee, Fast told of negotiating contracts which forbade night clubs to require en- tertainers to hustle drinks, mingle with customers, or do-.anything unlawful. '._. clause.ever enforced to.your subcommit- tee counsel Jerome Adlerman de- manded.- "No, Fast replied. "I never told any.operator he really had to enforce it.'" The subcommittee is exploring the question of .whether 'additional legislation is ion members from, abuses by un- ion officers.-' In two-days of hearings it has received testimony The AGVA takes in a million dollars a year from, its members; and Does not enforce contracts to as fringe benefits and connives with night club operators to exploit such entertainers as and "exotic'dancers" by requiring them to mix with customers as "B-girls." The B-girTs'job is to get the customer to buy her drinks, which some-witnesses have said are oft en-colored waiter. Before Fast .testified, night club entertainer Dick-Jones-said the union hierarchy, operates in tyran- nical fashion. (Continued on Pagt Two) OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy afternoon through Thurs- day; -widely Mattered ftorms west pertion -latt Ihls tonight anTwest and south Thursday afternoon; little change U temperature; low tonight U4S; high Thursday (X ;

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