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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Only in Ttxas: Sol Estes has been granted his request for a long, long delay in a fraud trial. Reason? Questioning of the jurors reveaU tvtryont In thinks he's a crook, thus he can't get i fair trial No "June Swoon" For Giant Club; SM Sports Pagt Medical History Just Means Hope For Boy, Page 5 59TH YEAR NO. 91 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Hailstorm Wipes Out Area Crop Cotton Fields Get Brunt Of Damage In Clarita Vicinity By W. L. KNICKMEYER A sudden destructive hail- storm that struck near Clarita late Sunday afternoon has wiped out more than 200 acres of the earliest cotton in Coal County. The full extent of the damage Is not known. Opinion among the growers themselves is divided. Some appear hopeful that the cotton may recover and make at least a partial' crop. But Leo Bey of the Coalgate gin, who visited the area after the storm, said "I think it's gone, myself." The storm struck at p.m. Sunday and raged for 20-30. minutes. When it passed, the cotton in its path had been re- duced to bare stalks, sheared off about six inches above the. ground. "It looked like It had been Bob Graham, one of the hard-hit growers, comment- ed. The storm cut a mile-wide strip across the northern edge .of the Clarita cotton land. Ash Flat, just south of the storm's path and generally recognized as the finest cotton land in the county, escaped damage. The affected area lies east of SH 48 and extends along both sides of SH 31. Torrential rain and high winds accompanied the hail. "I stood and watched that little old cloud making up over toward the Lee David- ion told a NEWS reporter yes- .terday. "I started for home and I was wet before I could get to the house." Davidson lives south of the hailed-out area. The localized nature of the storm is reflected in his comment: "If the wind hadn't been blow- ing like that, I don't think there'd have been a drop of rain here. The rain was blowing like that making a horizon- tal gesture. Davidson estimated that at least four inches of rain fell during a 30-minute period. "It a regular lake of water up there. I've never seen so much in my life." Davidson lost 50 acres of fine cotton to the storm, plans -to re- plant if he can find seed of an early-maturing variety. "I'd rather plant over than take a chance on it coming out again." Davidson still has 85 acres unhurt by the storm. Bob Graham, who lost 24 acres, also has 85 left. After a close inspection of the damage (Continued on Two) Tractor Rolls Over Ada Man; He's Critical A county man was critically in- jured this morning in a tractor accident east of the city. Harley T. Wyatt, 57, Route 2, Ada, was.listed in critical condi- tion at Valley View Hospital after being run over by his tractor. A hospital spokesman said late this morning that the full extent of his injuries was still unknown, but listed apparent hip and pel- vice injuries and possible chest injury. Wyatt was engaged in mowing the right-of-way along SH 12 five miles east-of Ada, as a driver for Loyd Beebe under contract for State Highway Department. Highway Trooper H; T. Gay said Wyatt stopped his tractor, equipped with a rotary-type mower, on a.downgrade.and got off to check the bar ditch to see if it were dry enough to mow. The tractor started to roll, and Wyatt ran toward it in an attempt to stop it. He fell under the wheel of the tractor. Gay said, bringing the machine.to a stop. The accident happened at a. m. BARE STALKS Hail itripptd and from more than 200 of Clarita area Sunday. Bob Graham takti an unhappy look at what to ilmoit knaa-high cotton. Graham lost 24 in itorm, lays this was fint In. his lift didn't hava (NEWS Staff It's a crime to catch a .fish In some lakes and a miracle in Gen.. Tea. Corp.) Witness Says Department Got Warnings About Estes WASHINGTON (API-Senate, in- vestigators were told today the Agriculture Department had ad- vance warning Billie Sol .Estes' get-rich-quick deals in cotton .acre- age allotments were outside the law. Paul E.; Kamerick, assistant counsel to the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee, testified he has learned that the warning was given as far back as Dec. 20, 1960, and that every one of Estes' disputed cotton acreage deals was sanctioned at'later dates by, farm aid officials'in'Texas with no one in calling a halt. He said H. ,L. Manwaring7 Agri- culture Department deputy ad- ministrator of production adjust- ment; ruled- on that date in 1960 that the complex deals under which Estes was to sell land to farmers, then lease back the cot- ton acreage allotments on these acres, appeared to constitute a scheme or device which should not be approved. Financier Wins Delay In Texas Fraud Trial PECOS, Tex. J. "two'or three terms of Starley granted Billie Sol Estes a continuance today of his trial on charges of defrauding a 'fellow Reeves County farmer of The district judge said that aft- er hearing, both 'the defense mo- tion and the stand .taken by the state he felt it would be'- futile -to attempt to try the case in Reeves County at this -time. Although both the state-and de- fense said they opposed" .any change of the trial site to another city, Judge -he-was still considering that possibility. Dist. Atty. R. B.' McGowen-told :he court the state did not jouv in he defense motion 'for continue- ion "or agree with the defense's, contention that a. judge ..could not' >e obtained for a fair trial; But he said he-felt the proce- dure .of usually granting a first continuance should probably be lonorcd. Cofer, an-Estes attorney, asked the continuance Tuesday night. Contending it would be impos- sible for his client to obtain a fair rial, Cofer asked the case be con- court" if necessary. Defense lawyers questioned ven- iremen closely about whether they were familiar -with newspaper, wire service, magazine, radio-'and television accounts of Estes'- ac- tivities, his indictment on federal charges and 'courts of inquiry and congressional. investigations. All said they were. Hume Cofer, another Estes at- torney, told the veniremen the state- accuses1 Estes ,of defrauding Thomas in, a transaction-involving the purchase of fertilizer Cofer. :said- the defense would show Bell knew "de- tails- -of the "nothing had -been taken ..from him" and that he received. in profits from the deal! If convicted, Estes could be sen-; tenced .to prison for two -to 10 years. Kamericfc, a former, FBI agent, said he found the Agriculture .De- partment to he a sort .oLbureau cratic jungle .that needs .an .over- haul. But he said' he considers it is inconceivable that inefficiency or carelessness alone could ex- plain all that happened in: the Estes case. With Secretary pf Agriculture prville L. Freeman scheduled witness, Kamerick's testimony op- ened the Senate1 subcommittee's massive investigation ;of the scan- dals flowing from the collapse of Estes' Texas financial Freeman once said the Estes'af- fair was being ballooned out of all proportion but later he was. quoted by Sen. Karl E; R-S.D., as saying he regretted the remark. Sen. John L. McCleUan, D-Ark., the subcommittee, chairman, re- viewed in. an opening statement the law-that Congress enacted in 1958 which made'it possible for farmers, if .crowded out of their lands by public trans- fer their cotton allotments .to oth- er land acquired by.them. "Under these circumstances al- lotments havtva distinct-monetary value; land .with a. ment in a cotton-producing area is far more Valuable ithan .land without a cotton Mc- Clcllan said.' During 1961, ,he acres of cotton allotments, .were transferred in the United States., "Of this number 60 -per'.- cent' 'we're transferred to" two -counties in Of the .total transferred to-, these two counties, 60 per cent accrued to the .benefit Sol-Estes. The inequity. apparent.: is r j that something is jwrong, that v j' c'type has 'McClellan Estes. is'being tried on, one: of eight counts in an indictment re- turned by the Reeves r County grand :jury complaints of six farmers, who he bilked them of jn. agreements in-; volving fertilizer' tanks. said. Sen. Karl E. Mundt of 'South Dakota, the ranking on, 'said'1 !'We are' as much -concerned with- dis- (Continued on Edmondson Polls Lawmakers To See Who Would Vote To Reapportion U.S. Sets Flight Of Six Orbits WASHINGTON Unit- ed States announced today that the next -manned orbital flight will be planned for as many, as six orbits, sometime 'later this summer, with astronaut Walter M. Schirra as the pilot. l D. Brainerd Holmes, manned space flight .director of the civil- ian space agency, said the deci- sios as to the specific, mission- that is, how many orbits will -ac- tually be depend upon many technical factors which will be evaluated constantly up to the time of flight and even during the first turns around.the earth. If the. mission goes to six orbits it would involve a nine-hour flight, compared with the hours of three-orbit missions! The two U.S. orbital flights so far have been for three turns. The flight plan will -call for con- siderable, drifting flight to con- serve fuel for re-entry maneuver- ing. If the flight goes'to five or sue orbits it would mean landing about 300 miles northeast of Mid- way Island 'in the Pacific Ocean, although the space craft would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. That is because of the rota- tion'of the earth during the extra flight time. A four-orbit mission would bring the craft down about 200 miles east of; Midway. for one, .two or three orbits would the same as lilercury-Atias missions, 'off -the southeastern coast of the'United States. In making the announcement, the- National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials "We believe that orbit mission will Aicrease consid- erably our 'growing knowledge of space flight Anything more than three orbits should be considered The NASA official said astro- naut L. Gordon Cooper; will, serve as backup pilot'to- Schirra. Schirra, a Navy lieutenant com- is a graduate of the Na- val Academy, at: Annapolis, is married and'has two children. He is a native of New Jersey. The selection of Schura.and the planning for six .orbits-.had been reported earlier by the San Diego Union' in a copyrighted story from Washington for Wednesday edi- tions. .Chamber Urges Ticket Sales 'Tickets for the annual Cham- ber of Commerce banquet, set for Monday night, should be purchased, this week, John In charge of ticket has announced. Sneaker at' the annual af- fair, will be Gordon E. Me- Callum; Militant surgeon gen- eral, whose department In In charge of the. projected water, pollution laboratory here. A special block'of tickets for East .Central faculty', members sale at the 'East Side <Barber Shop. Tickets may also be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce banks .and the motor Bryan's- Corner :Dnif ;E .AM Chthlers. Price is SZ each. Ulbrickt Spurns Appeals For Cease-Fire On Wall BERLIN Germany's communist leader Walter Ulbricht has rejected a Western proposal for four-power talks to prevent vi- olence -along the. Berlin wall and promote free movement in .the di- vided city. Ulbricht told the. East German Communist-party's Central Com- mittee his. regime, is prepared to talk- with'West Berlin's-city ad- ministration on "normalizing rela- tions." "This is a matter concerning East Germany and West Berlin, not the occupation he said; The four powers can only nego tiate a removal of the occupation regime in West Berlin, Ulbricht added. All that is needed to stop trouble along the wall, he continued, is' to stop "border provocations" 'from West, Berlin, stop j militarist" propaganda from West I Berlin, and muzzle.RIAS, the U.S. radio station in the American sec- tor of West Berlin.. Ulbricht's remarks were report- ed the East German news agency. The United States, Britain and 'France, in notes Monday to the Soviet Union proposing a. meet- ing, accused East Berlin guards of killing defenseless people trying to flee to West Berlin. The notes said in all cases in which there, had been an exchange of fire between West Berlin and East Berlin Guards, the East Berliners had fired first. An. explosion blew a hole in- the Red wall Tuesday night at Koch- strasse, a few-hundred yards from Checkpoint Charlie, .the interna- tional crossing point into East Ber- lin. West Berlin police said they did not know-who'.set off-the blast-or I what kind -of explosive was used. JThe police said the explosion knocked out more than 20 windows in a nearby ;West Berlin office building and created a sizable hole in a section of the wall that East German labor brigades had been reinforcing. OAS Loses Grip On Algerian City ALGIERS (AP) Leaders of the terrorist Secret Army Organization in Iran, which has virtually held that city in its grip for months, appeared today to be giving up the bloody struggle. It was too early to be certain that the secret army was fading off the scene in the western Algerian city. But there were these indica- tions: authorities .reported that former Col. Jean. Defour, one of _the. secret._acmy. Jeaders in Ernest fair fosses ,lph Away ur Charles .Ernest Fair, former Sulphur.school superintendent and postmaster .arid widely, known state educator, died yesterday, in a Sulphur hospital after a long illness.. Services will be at-.2, p. m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church; Sulphur, Charles Richardson officiating, -with burial, in Oaklawn Cemetery under .di- rection of Dunn Funeral-Home. Mr. Fair was born at Opelika; Ala., Dec, He was reared and educated in Arkansas and Texas; with some summer ses- sions in Oklahoma schools. Wat For a prac- ticed law before deciding to make teaching his career. He-taught for nearly- 50 years, fn Arkansas and Oklahoma'-before his retirement in 1935.. His teaching career began, in Arkansas in 1890. In 1906 he mov- ed to-Indian Territory and serv- ed as principal --of .Armstrong' Academy, -a Choctaw boys' school atBokchito. He went to Red Oak in Latimer, County in .1909 as superintendent of schools and became-county, su- perintendent of Latimer- County in' 1913. He also -served. as--superin- tendent of .schools for two-years and "of Hartshorne schools .for .seven years- before coming to Sulphur in. 1926.. Nine-year .Term He was superintendent at Sul- phur-from 1926 to 1935; During his 'teaching career he served for 20 summers- on the summer faculties of Southeastern! State, East Central and Oklahoma 'He was- for' a time a member of the. board, of of Oklaho-: ma'College for, Women., C Mr.-.Fair 10 (Contlnuicl on Two) mode a broad- cast Tuesday night ordering a halt to. sabotage in Oran. reports circulat- ed in Oran that ex-Gen.' Paul Gardy, had.fled Oran with several of his aides. Gardy had announced he was talcing over leadership of the secret army after several top figures in the organization were captured. Laffont, the director of the Oran paper, Echo D'Oran, and a leader of the European commu- nity, said-Algeria should, become independent -in peace. -In .an edi- torial, Laffont called on'residents of the Oran area to avoid new suffering, during'the days leading to independence. -rThere were- no fresh reports of violence in Oran, which has frequently been tortured by explo- sions and fires for..weeks. Tele- phone cut'. by sabotage, were returning to normal. A huge .fire on oil tanks on the waterfront caused- authorities to close-.the port .Tuesday, blocking the exit of European refugees by ship for at least.4ft hours. a French official who has been trying mediate between ;0ran's secret army and the 'Moslem National- Liberation Front predicted a peace agreement by Friday. He left for Oran, apparently taking new instructions. Other officials also expressed optimism that.a deal worked out and terrorism halted in the west Algerian -port before Algeria's ...Moslem majority.-, en- dorses independence-in a self-de: Sunday. Spyer began his .mediation ef- forts after the. deserter French: of- ficers 'resist- ance rin; Oran rejected'the': peace pact ;worked fout days ago be- tween thei Algiers', command and tbev Judge Grants Extension In Strike Ban NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge has ordered a 10-day ex- tension of his temporary ban against a strike by. Pan American World Airways' 500 flight engi- neers. Daniel Kornblum, counsel to the engineers' union, said he woulc seek an immediate-review of U.S. Dist. Judge George-Rosling's ac- tion by the-U.S. Court, of Appeals. Rosling.. ordered the extension Tuesday 20 minutes before the ex- piration- of: his- order --which lasi Saturday ended a strike againsi Pah. Am four hours after Started. Rosling- -called counsel for Pan Am. and the union back before him again today for continued.ar- gument on the "airline's 'applica- tion full-fledged injunction: Eastern Air Lines shut down since'Saturday when the-engi- neers struck it 'along with Pan it would await the out- come of further court in the Pan Am case before decid- ing'on its 'course of action. Eastern said, resumption of service would take several days to; arrange, 'and added: "If "re- sumed under present circum- stances, there would be.no assur- ance that operations would con- tinue." That was widely interpreted to mean that Eastern was -reluctant to resume flights under" a court order that was only temporary. Swim Program Opens Books For 2nd Round Registration is still open for the'second session of-the sum- mer swimming program; open- ing Monday, and for the life- Saving, course scheduled the last week in July, C. B. Moon, Kiwanlan in charge, has an- nounced. Enrollment for the three- week session Glen wood pool will be open'through July 3, Moon said.'Registration for the lifesaving- course will be ac- cepted up to the starting day. Moon reported the flrst'Ses- drew an enrollment of about 2SO" swimmers': The ses- sion ends and the class will be graduated Friday.' Attack On Alcoholism: -III The Woman Alcoholic EDITOR'S medical view that alcoholism is a disease s widespread among the general mblic. But there's a subtle qualifi- cation. Through habit, or tradition ir the eternal double'standard, the lisease in the eyes of the public seems more unforgivable .-in a woman than a man. "This'and th'er special problems; of the woman drinker-are: examined in lis third article in -a five-part series. By JOY MILLER liMcbited Pros Women's Editor. She is rich, f arts. Don't try to reach the afternoon .though because she- stays in her bedroom with formid-; able Her.grown chil-, dren and urge her 'to" see'a doctbn She gently but firmly, refuses. Mary- .lives .in.; split-level -house' 'in'-the" suburbs with three'-.small.-children, husband who. ddesn'Mike' to come home' anymore. children-running wild j-.humiliating about di- vorce. .Karri is a girl-who knows .her way around: a .itinjjing'. -ot whisky-' every; morning ;to .face -getting l snatches-periodic', pickups'- during the day.. "I- can- always -cut -it .out 'if il- -your next; even iypur 'Three of i'how Some million Jworaen (Others. say tor .il'-Dri- Medical lA.ssoclatlo'n. Committ'eifotf'Alcbhollsinftthinlcs could be -about 30; 50. He, sayi the currently accepted ratio of one woman -to five .men is very lead ing.: The, low figure refers priT marily -clinic; .and women, are much to seek help for a; problem' or their to hide ffbm-tlie' world..-.: 'tor- "Alcoholici Anonymous; '.which- does -not break down its .attendance- figure's lacV cording' t however; that more. '.more. 'women are This is-an H. traced back to 1907. But it.iums up the .double standard.'attitude prevailing-today.- The :that. alcohol- ism is a should be a come the maai.opinion, that' prob- lem ;drinking; in -.women-- can .be equated-with vice-and moral tur- pitude. iblowsy, slatterns who -make: up the bulk: of. women alcoholics. A :'recerit study shows only; 3 .per) alcoholics are derelicts. Alcoholism" in worn- "cuts., and economic- averagE woman' ialcoholici -than- average- intelligence and' income: "Why is, the number of women .who. drink compulsively apparent- ly ;For on has been moved ;-to from _ the -where, ydu'lf.-recaUi- it was, dear: daddy, come home -'with never'mom-' .my.' Now, predinner coctkails are an evening.. At is. one glass'filled Included: Aiid kitchen hetiinbandJtendi.bar. Anthropologist' Dr. Margaret Mead points, to. the i. mass move- ment to cities.and suburbs as a contributing factor. A woman-brought up in a com- munity-having social-and-reljgious sanctions where "good women and_ ladies "jdoa't moves to -.a .less protected; more'.sophisticated, en- vironment. She gets lonely: :husband, 'usually" a commuter, makes it home, he wants- afew-cocktails; to- unwind. Tentatively -she joins him. ..'As times goes by; alcobplbe- (Contlnutd en Two) His Course Hinges On Responses OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 165 legisla- tors were asked by Gov. J. Howard Edmondson if they think a reapportionment on population law taking effect immediately could be passed during a special ses- sion this summer and if they personally would vote for it. Copies were obtained of letters sent by the governor to the 121 House members and 44 state senators. Edmondson, who was in New York today to make a speech; said previously the answers he re- ceives will provide the basis for nis decision on whether to call a special session. No' Session? If he does not .call one and there is a strong belief at the Cap- itol he won't then the sticky problem will either be tossed .hack to federal court or put to a vote of the people. There is a-possibility of a vote within the next few weeks of a constitutional reapportionment pe- tition. If the state takes no ac- tion by; July .31, the 3-judge feder- al court said it will reach a fi- nal judgment itself on solving the problem. Court 'Says Act The .'federal week or- dered taken, on reappor- tioning the-.House andTSenateT Legislative', leaders have de- clared that.it would be impossible to enact a reapportionment law to take effect- immediately. But Edmondson, in his letter, :said this is one of the major-re- quirements set out in the opinion handed down by the court June 19 when it said present-appor- tionment- amounts :tb "invidious to city residents and ordered the legislative align- ment-changed to a population bas- is as provided in the long-ignored state Constitution. New Election? Edmondson pointed out this would mean new primaries for the legislators this fall before Nov. 6 general election. Another he said, is that both -the House and Sen- ate be based essentially on a pop- ulation basis. He told legislators be must have a "firm understanding" with them before reaching a decision on -a special session. Few Could Agree And it was apparent that only a handful of lawmakers those from populated areas could 'agree to the terms he set out hi his letter. Byng Schools Let Contract for Gymnasium A contract for construc- tion of Jlew classrooms and en- largement of the gymnasium was: let Tuesday night by the Byng Schools. The contract went' to Shelton and Shelton Construction Co. of Chickasha. Their bid was the lowest .of the. eight, presented at the 'meeting Tuesday night' Supt. J. E. league said it will amount to. approximately The construction will include adding seven new classrooms. The Byng gymnasium will also be en- larged in. length, and width: and in extra section of bleaotierc will be added. The contract .abo includes the construction of a new ceiling in the gymnasium. Work is scheduled to begin June'2. The tentative completion date Is Jan. 2. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy tbli'.aftenooB through wMely tottered and Blfht thHBdenhowen; UUIe change in law to- Bifht W-Tfl; Ufh Tkanday tt-K. Hlfh temperatwe In Ada Tmday wu: low Tioday alfht, feoJlBC at 7 Hi.