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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             The pun w .rfflng capabilities of th. NEWS ,taff were put to a test today, but we desisted in th. matter of the safe in the county treasured office. We figured this wa, a serious problem so in our writing, we played it safe Army Gives High Peacetime Honor To Wyant, Page 5 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ada Baseball Club Blanks McAlester; See Sports, Page 8 59TH YEAR NO. 85 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Legislators Are On Spot In Reapportionment Rule OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature found itself in a spot today in the wake of a federal court ultimatum that the law-making body reapportion it- self or face court intervention. The strongly-worded court deci- sion handed down Tuesday threw out all Oklahoma's legislative re- apportionment laws and gave the legislature until July 31 to reap- portion itself on a population bas is. Gov. J. Howard Edmondson was scheduled to return to the state this afternoon and a source close to Edmondson indicated the gov- ernor planned to let the legisla- ture take the initiative in curing reapportionment ills. The source said Edmondson probably would not call a special session unless he has some assur- ance that legislators are ready to settle the problem. If a special session has been called by July 31, the court said it will postpone final judgment un- til Sept. 10. If the legislature does not reapportion itself, the court threatened to take over reappor- tionment and order legislative candidates to run "at large" in necs have already been selected. He said his plan recognizes that .the filing period has long since passed and the federal court has 'allowed the state to-have two pri- mary elections under present law. Legislators 'indicated that they are ready- to take the initiative after being slapped with the threat of court intervention. House Speaker J. D. McCarty said, "I believe it would be far v.-iser for the legislature to reap- portion itself as a first alterna- tive, and if not, submit a con- stitutional amendment to a vote of the people. 'This would be better than hav- Sky High Bomb Shot is A Bust Carrier Rocket Fizzles; Device. Lands In Drink HONOLULU (AP) malfunction of a Thor. mis- sile forced the United States to destroy a gigantic nu- clear device in flight near Johnston Island late Tues- day night without explod- ing it. The abortive attempt to set off a nuclear device at ing the awesome power of the fed-1 high altitude above the Pa- eral government coming iff tojcjfic test site was the sec- make the decision for us." j in two tries. McCarty said he thinks the gov- NQ explanation was Rusk Hits Blank Wall In Talk With DeGaulle ernor will call a special session GOVERNOR EDMONDSON if most of the members of the fixing new filing dates and- call- ing new primary and runoff elec- tions this fall. Fred Hansen, first assistant at- torney general, has drafted a sug- gested order which would apply to nomination' and election of members of the 1965 legislature. Hansen said he would not sug- the general election Nov. 6. To make the new reapportion- ment effective before the Novem- gest that the proposed reappor- ber election the legislature ap-1 tionment go into effect before the parently would have to pass laws I November election because nomi- House and Senate will make .an earnest effort at -reapportionment. But McCarty said he thinks the court decision left many ques- tions unanswered. "I for one hope we can get them to'clarify them before we actually get into ses- the House speaker said. Rep. Bryce Baggett, Oklahoma City, said he was glad to see some relief in sight. "But I am a little miffed that the (Continued on Pag. Two) tf Election Board Thinks New Vote's Necessary OKLAHOMA CITY state Election Board, which re- fused to hold primary elections until prodded by the state Su- preme Courti issued' an "I told you .so" statement today. Clee Fitzgerald, board chairman, said he believes the federal court's order-to-reapportiaJvissueoV-Tues- day "invalidates every legislative primary election." "It just means this whole thing as far as we are concerned is thrown out and it is going to be only to the state but to the Fitzgerald add- ed. He said the federal court has held there are no constitutional legislative districts in Oklahoma. ".You can't be elected in a gen- eral election to a district that does not he said. "Whether the court does it or the legislature does it, I don't see how we can avoid two more pri- mary elections." Herbert Hewett, Republican member of the board, said: "The decision of the federal court says there iare prospectively no valid legislative districts in Oklahoma today. Therefore valid legislative districts must be created by law. And this is a job which I hope a They attacked present appor- tionment last which were declared null and void Tuesday by the 3- judge federal court. The state Supreme Court finally upheld the laws and ordered the primaries held. Fitzgerald said the board finds itself'in a "pinch between the stale court ordering it to do one thing special session of the legislature j would accomplish in order to pre- I! vent further intervention by the federal courts, "In my opinion, the effect of the decision is to nullify the recent "I 'think the first decision on this subject will be to make an announcement as to the holding of general elections for the legis- primary elections for all legisla- j sajd lature as presently set he live offices." Fitzgerald and Hewett issued a policy statement last fall saying they could not hold legislative pri- maries under present apportion- ment without violating their oaths of office to obey the state Con- stitution. Fitzgerald and Hewett headed for Muskogee today and were to be joined Thursday by Louie' R. Geiser, board secretary. The board signed complaints against two Muskogee men.for al- legedly violating the law in the May primary. Sfowe Jrial Ends With Hung Jury Two hours of deliberation ended in a hung jury Tuesday afternoon in the burglary trial of Billy Jack Stowe, 21, accused of burglarizing the Firestone Store in Ada 1 a s I December. The hung jury, which deadlock- ed six to six, gave the decision early Wednesday morning before Pontotoc District Court Judge John Boyce McKeel. Stowe, who lives at Ahloso, may be brought for trial at a later date. He was arrested Dec. 22, 1961, on suspicion of breaking and entering the Firestone store at 113 West Main. He was charged with second de- gree burglary. Stowe was halted by police a few minutes after Ada policeman John Collier saw a man inside the Firestone Store about p.m. the night of Dec. 22. On the stand Collier testified before County Attorney Francis Mayhue that he "thought the man I saw was Billy Jack." Collier had been on night duty checking store fronts about p.m. He testified he saw a man in the building front "squatting down pulling packages" from a shelf. Collier said the man ran when he heard him rattle the front door: Police said the man obviously left through a window near the stairs of the building and made his way across roof tops toward North Broadway. Collier testified he called police (Continutd on Pag. Two) Financial success is a wonder- ful thing. You meet such inter- esting relatives. Fea. Corp.) (Copr. Gen. Crawford Attacks Monroney Record By ERNEST THOMPSON A young Republican attorney from Tulsa ripped into Sen. Mike Monroney's voting record here Tuesday night as he promised Oklahoma a clear choice between "a runaway, brankrupt, socialist" government and a "return to the Constitution." Crawford began. "I intend to let them know." He then preceded to take Mon- roney to task on three crucial is- No spi en for the failure. Joint. Task Force 8 said in its official state- ment that the shot was scrapped "due to a malfunction in the sys- tem." Bomb. Destroyed apart and dropped harmlessly in- to the ocean. There was no nu- clear detonation. It was assumed, however, that the term "the system" referred to trouble with the Thor's track- ing same problem that caused failure of the. first Johnston test shot June 4. Tuesday night's test was to have been- the biggest and highest in the United States' current Pacific test series. The'nuclear .package was classified as in powerful than one million tons, of TNT. Its power had been estimated unofficially'at about 10 megatons. To Have Been High Previous announcements said the detonation was to be at an altitude of hundreds of kilometers. Unofficially, estimates were 200 miles. Arthur Sylvester, assistant, sec- retary of defense-for public, af- fairs, announced the' failure about 20 minutes after launch.. returnecLhours earlier from John- ston-'Island. Announcement of the failure followed a silence'on-'radios mon- itoring the countdown. It.said: Thor Launched "A Thor booster was launched tonight at about p.m. HST a.m. EOT) carrying a nu- clear device, designed for one of the high-altitude tests, in the cur- rent U.S. .test series from John- ston Island. Due to a .malfunction in the system, the nuclear device was purposely destroyed without a nuclear detonation. "The debris-fell-into the open sea well within- the safety area which was previously designated. There was no danger to human life or hazardous levels of radio- activity in the ocean." New Try Unknown A JTF8 spokesman said it was not immediately known how long it -will be before another shot will be held at Johnston. The failure was a disappoint- ment for thousands of Hawaiians who lined beaches'and highlands, hoping to see the big shot. The test was expected to have The former District At- been in miles torney declared himself 100 per cent opposed to Monroney's vot- ing record and teed off on the northeast of Johnston Island. The order to destroy the latest shot came shortly after the Thor !on the Johnston Island shore. visited 41 cities in this wherc'd It Fall? state and I have yet to find aj officials, declined to pinpoint the Hayden Crawford, Tulsa who off from opposes Monroney for the U. S. Senate, spoke .to a small gather- ing of -Adans. at Glenwood Park Tuesday. It was his first appear- ance here in the campaign which will culminate in the general election Nov. 6. Also speaking were other G.O.P. county candidates: J. W. Albritton, state senate; Bob Cox and Ted Seamon, state represen- tatives; and Charles Truitt, sher- farmer who is .for the' Kennedy- Freeman farm he said. "Many of them told me it .would ruin them. 'I've talked to hun- area where the debris fell. The safety zone around Johnston ex- tended 530 miles at sea-level in all directions. iff. Crawford's speech was the highlight of the rally and Mon- roney's record during his two senate terms bore the. brunt of the Republican's .attack. "I don't think the people of Oklahoma have any idea 'of what my opponent's voting record is." dreds of farmers, and not one; announcement carefully no- has supported the Kennedy plan.jted that-the nuciear.device posed Yet, the senator from'Oklahoma M d r to ..human or haz. Mike Monroney, voted for the bill ardous liivels of radioactivity in and actively supports it." He then moved to the area of foreign aid. "A week ago last Wednesday, a conservative Democrat from Ohio introduced an amendment to the foreign aid bill in the.Sen- ate to prohibit the United States giving money to Communist-con- (Continutd on Pag. Two) I the ocean" but made no mention of possible effects .on ocean life. This comment apparently- was prompted by a complaint by the Soviet Union following the June 4 failure, that the debris threatened fish and contaminated the area where it fell. The earlier Johnston Island test device was of lower yield. A REAL HEIST Any eolltcfonf of old iifit-'in "th't lUrt liit'tont of ftttl concrytt, rolUrt a a you don't thtn County Now you.a and ..if Juit git.it out of th. building. ur.r Hunt, btiido th. r.ltc, tayi (NEWS Stiff 3-Ton Monster On Haunts County Treasurer By JOHN BENNETT Anybody want a safe? Go see the County Treasurer. His office has one an an- cient hulk shaped like a-cannon- ball that would be any. collec- tor's dream. And. there's only one stipula- tion: The lucky party receiving tha 3-ton, treasure'has to get it out of the building. The 'giant safe is almost a part of the County Courthouse building, constructed in, 1928. It was brought there' while tlie building was under construction. Over the 'years it's been a Secret Service Cracks Ring Of Counterfeiters NEW YORK Serv- ice agents and police have struck here and in two .other American cities in'a swift attempt to crush a U.S.-Canadian ring, specializing in counterfeit money orders. Three-Canadians and a Vermont man- were arrested here Tuesday with what a Secret Service spokes- man said was in counter- feit Canadian Pacific Railway money orders. The spokesman, said more in. counterfeit .drafts .was taken from three-Toronto men. ar- rested by Secret Service agents and.police in Detroit..'. In ..Buffalo, N.Y., city police an- nounced they were holding, four Canadians who 'they said had in counterfeit money orders. Tips from Toronto police result- ed in the New "York-and-Detroit arrests. -The -Secret. Service j spokesman said "the''organization is Canadian authorities to determine, whether other members, of the ring still are operating here or in Canada. The men arrested, in New York Citywere' identified as Edward P. Callahan, 37, of Alburg, Vt.; and Gary Bell, 28, Barry G. Kirk, 38, and Shaun Bernard, 28, all'of Mon- treal. They, were arraigned and held in bail each for a hearing Friday on charges of passing j counterfeit obligations a foreign' corporation. The three Toronto men arrested; in Detroit were identified .as Bruce j W. Walker, 21; David C. Ford, and Gordon D. Ataraancheck, 21. They were .held on charges filed by local police. The men ..arrested in- Buffalo were -identified as Pasquale Di- nunno, 28; Marcel Contois, 24, and Levesque, of Montreal; "and Raymond Charon, 37, 'of Port-Arthur, Ont. They were being held without charge, Buffalo, police said; but a technical detainer charge; had been filed by the U.S. Border Pa- trol. functional, dependable safe. That is until last October. when we started hav- ing said county treas- urer Virgil Hunt. "The time lock went haywire and we had to call a local machinist." The machinist tinkered with the lock then closed the door to test it., It wouldn't open. Then Hunt called .in a safe expert from Shawnee. He drilled, and he drilled and he drilled. "He finally told me the only way to get in the safe to fix the lock would be to cut it with a Hunt said. Hunt estimated it would cost about that. "We just bought a new safe 'then and gave it up." The next move was to try to sell or give the safe away. Hunt tried a. local scrap, iron but the dealer told him it .would be too much trouble getting it out of the building. "That's the real, Hunt commented. "The' thing weighs, too much .'to go down 'the elevator. I '.think, and it would be a real task -skidding it down the stairs." Hunt opines the easiest way would be to have a crane wench the-3-ton monster-rout the win- dow of the second story office. will have to widen, the .window to get it out. It's .ex- actly 36-inches wide." .The- cannonbalTshaped safe is- on rollers.'Coated with'dust and gray paint, it sits next to the (Continutd on Two) Secretary Begins Confab With NATO Leaders After Meeting French President PARIS (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk to- day began a round of consultations with North Atlantic Treaty Organization military and political leaders after a meeting with French President Charles de Gaulle that made no real progress toward smoothing differences be- tween France and the United States. Rusk arrived in Paris on Tuesday for the first stop on a West European shore up the unity of NATO American'Sources .said his initial talk with De Gaulle was animated, friendly searching but that it didn't budge the French leader. Rusk met first today with Gen. Lauris Norstad, NATO supreme commander, and then talked with Ambassador Thomas K. Finletter, the permanent U.S. representative 15-nation NATO of the Council. There was no immediate indica- tion of the substance of their talks. It was thought likely they briefly reviewed current NATO problems, including the issue of giving America's allies a greater share in deciding on when and how NATO's arsenal-of American nuclear warheads might be used. After his meetings with Norstad and Finletter, Rusk went to the sprawling NATO headquarters at the edge of Paris for talks with NATO Secretary-General Dirk U. Stikker and a session with the council. U.S. sources said Rusk was meeting informally with the. coun- cil and had no prepared state- ment or specific proposals to put before the group. main purpose of his three- day trip to. Paris. He had two meetings scheduled with Foreign Minister Maurice Couve -de Mur- ville and was to call on Premier Georges Pompidou. During his ;talks with Couve de Rusk, was expected-.to deal more specifically with -the issues he had taken up with De Gaulle. U.S. opposition to De Gaulle's plan to give his armies their own atomic arsenal was one of the main points discussed by Rusk and the French president for an hour and a quarter Tuesday -in the Elysee Palace. Rusk told De Gaulle in effect that creation of an independent French nuclear striking force would be dangerous and ineffec- tive as a deterrent against Com- munist attack. He reportedly made no offer to-share nuclear secrets that only Britain how gets from the United States. DC Gaulle listened pleasantly, (Continued on Two) Goldberg Sees Hope In Talks WASHINGTON of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg said early today there has been prog- ress toward settling a dispute between the Flight Engineers Union and Trans World Airlines. Goldberg gave the hopeful re- port as he recessed the marathon negotiations at the request of union officials who asked for a chance to confer with their local Later, Rusk was to return to his chapters, consultations with French leaders He declined to reveal the reason for the union conferences but pre- sumably the flight engineer" rep- resentatives want to sound out members 'on..- the latest proposal for solving the wrangle over jobs in the cockpits of jet airliners. Goldberg, presented the proposal to the. airline and Flight Engi- neers International Association Tuesday just at the 2 p.m. dead- line the union had set to strike TWA's transcontinental and over- seas operations. The union postponed the strike but not in time to head off picket- ing at New York's Idlewild Air- port, and at TWA terminals' at Kansas City and San Francisco. The pickets finally withdrew. Few'flights .were reported de: layed but a TWA spokesman in Kansas City said the airline suf- fered a substantial loss of ness because of confusion over the; strike situation. flight engineers promised Goldberg they would hold off on (Continued on Pag. Two) Committee Grills Rostow On Policy WASHINGTON W. Rostow probably will face sharp congressional questioning when the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee examines a new' survey of U.S. foreign policies. Rostow heads the State Depart- ment's Policy Planning Council which has sent its. foreign policy paper to the White House. The document was under GOP attack even before'its completion was. announced Tuesday by State Department press'officer Lincoln White. He tried to discount specu- lation about spectacular new ideas in the any radi- cal change in U.S. nuclear policy said Rostow would be glad to appear on Capitol Hill for a full discussion .of the survey. Senate Republican Leader Ever- ett M. Dirksen of Illinois contend- Europeans Demand Segregated Algeria ed '.the core of the paper is an assumption the Soviet Union is mellowing and that "if we are only nice to the Soviets they will drop their suspicions of the free world and peace will finally bloom." Dirksen said he would ask the Senate Foreign delations Commit- tee to call Rostow for question- ing. Sen. John Sparkman, D-AJa., the committee's second-ranking member, said'he was sure Chair- man J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., would set up a meeting as soon as a convenient time could be ar- ranged. Dirksen said he intends to leave it up to the committee whether it will hold public or'closed sessions: He told a news conference ha couldn't express an opinion on how fully Rostow would be able to testify on a'paper, that thus far remains classified. (Continued on Two) ALGIERS (API-Algeria's Eu- ropean labor unions warned today that unless autonomous zones are set up in western Algeria for the European population, it will call on the settlers to flee the country. A communique from the Joint Committee of' Labor Unions in Oran said the Moslem nationalist leaders -must sign !an officially sanctioning the partition- ing of tie territory by June 30. If not, the communique, said, "the committee will Be forced'to.de- mand the. immediate departure 'of ie population to avoid genocide- It was the second EuropeanUlti-j matum in Algiera in the past 12 hours. Tuesday night the Algiers command of the Secret Army Or- ganization called for immediate incorporation of Europeans into the local Moslem security force to maintain order.- European settlers in western Al- geria for some time have'been demanding a regroupment- of the. population along ethnic lines. The secret army has been attempting to .form'..-defensive, bastions -in beT Abbes, Mostagan- em, Anew and Perregaux. The Moslem con- demned the plan Tuesday. Nation- alist .Premier Yousef. Ben Khed- da said Arab nations have .pledged to help Algeria in dealing with to carry out a partition.' The called for interna- tional solidarity, in .organizing   takeover the July 1 in- dependence referendum. 'Despite the, renewed'.: terrorism in western Algeria, Susini asserted radio .broadcast, that ..the steet army had kept his pledge-to halt the fight. He 'demanded that the Moslems within-the next; two days live up to Mostefai's promise to incorporate'Europeans in the local 'police force the provisional executive Has been Unless the con- crete measures, the former medical student declared, the; secret army be re- sponsible for the exo- dus of Europeans and' the .crea- tion of European defensiveVstrohg- points in west Algeria." Nationalist. Premier Ybussef Khedda.indicated :.he felt .the provisional. and Moite- fai had exceeded their authority by negotiating with the secret army. Ben Khedda also indicated doubts'.that the Susini-Mostefai agreement could effectively halt European terrorism. The two' days of quiet'in Algiers did -halt' the .exodus; of thousands of Europeans certiain that the.secret army and the na- tionalists could not establish-a lasting truce. Ignoring appeals from the secret army .-and labor union, .67. planeloads- of refugees left for France Tuesday, Clear to part- ly cloudy and .little change In temperature' this afternoon, to-, might and" Thursday; a few widely Mattered afternoon and- night thuDdenhowen mostly low tonight 58 northwest to southeast; high Thursday W-M. High temperature in Ada low Tueidar' night, M; reading at 7 m. Wednesday, 7L   

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