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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma What's Kennedy Seeking Through Latin Journeys? By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent MEXICO CITY (AP) What is President Kennedy accomplishing or trying to accomplish, by his personal diplomacy in Latin America? i Mexico was the third Latin American country the) president visited in his campaign to dramatize the Al- liance for Progress. Few would deny he has scored a significant personal triumph. He made whirlwind trips to Venezuela and Co- lombia last December. Brazil, at the end of July, is next. There may be more. The accomplishment in Mexico was measured by the impact of the U.S. president on the Mexi- can public, Kennedy's talks with President Adolfo Lopez Mateos hardly changed the situations they 59TH YEAR NO. 95 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JULY 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY 1962 Shows Promise For Safety Mark The First six months of 1962 the safest half-year in recent years on Ada's traffic scene. During the first half of '62, only 137 traffic accidents occurred on city streets. That's 24 fewer than 1961 which was a record. In June of this year, only 37 accidents were reported, account- ing for much of the gain. The annual accident toll has de- creased steadily from 386 in 1959 to 353 in 1960 to 313 ill 1961. No mishaps were reported on Saturday, the last day of June, or Sunday. Two cases were filed Sunday in Municipal Court. Ronald E. Kay, 29, forfeited bond for operating a vehicle with improper muffler. Cleburn Howard, 44, was fined for public drunkenness. Late Saturday cases: Mary Holcomb, 19, and Frank- lin D. James, 25, reckless driving. Leo C. Pendleton, 67, Dale L. Johnson, 27, and 0. C. Frazier Jr., 24, .public drunkenness. Russell Smith, 39, resisting ar- rest and assault. Jerry Wayne Carroll, 16, im- proper muffler. talked about. The Mexican gov- ernment still will go its own way, will continue to recognize the Cas- tro regime in Cuba and will op- pose anything it considers inter- ference with Cuba's internal af- fairs. The Alliance for Progress was dramatized. Lopez Mateos public- ly embraced it and his joint com- munique with Kennedy called it a natural successor to the 1910 Mexican revolution. Persons in a position to know say an important aim of Kennedy j visits to Latin American nations is to create a psychological cli- mate, to generate enthusiasm for the ideas of the alliance and par- ticularly its idea that the Latin Americans will do their share and help themselves. President Kennedy's personal triumphs in Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico indicate that many of the people of those countries re- gard the United States and the policies of its young president with hope and high expectation. The alliance is dramatized in this way. But are there some dangers in dramatizing a program that raises hope that in a rela- tively short time Latin .America (Continued on Page Two) U. S. Plans Monstrous Fourth Of July Blast HONOLULU United. States will make a th'ird try at exploding its biggest and highest atmospheric nuclear shot of the current Pacific series on Wednes- day night, the Fourth of July, above Johnston Island. A spokesman for Joint Task Force 3, which is conducting the tests at Johnston and British- owned Christmas Island, said the blast is scheduled between 4 a.m. Thursday and a.m., Eastern Standard Time. Washington reoorts have indi- series near conclusion. The reports said the series is about 85 per cent completed. The test comes within the two or three months mentioned by President Kennedy in March when he announced the decision to re- sume nuclear testing. The series, tagged Operation Dominic, began April 25. Officially, the high-altitude de- vice will have the explosive force of more than a million tons of TNT, the power scientists call a megaton. Unofficially, it is ex- cated the explosion will bring to be up to 50 times as powerful as the nuclear warhead dropped on Hiroshima, Tne explosion is expected to go off at an altitude of about miles. The first high shot attempt, June 4, was aborted when the Thor missile's tracking system Don't throw away your empty failed. The second attempt, on seed packages. They are often June 19, was scrubbed when the just the right size for storing Thor hull overheated and col- your crop. (Copr. Gen. Fea. lapsed. Parts of the second rocket Corp.) fell back on Johnston Island, Laundry Is Still Open After Fire Building's Almost Gone But Operator Stays In Business By ERNEST THOMPSON The Ada White-Way Laundry is still in business after a Sat- urday night fire swept through the building on Twelfth and Con- stant, destroying approximate- ly 75' per cent of it and doing severe damage to the remain- der. Bill Taylor, operator of the laundry and dry cleaning estab- lishment, says he will continue to operate from an office at 812 East Fourteenth (his The laundry, Ada's largest, will cooperate with a laundry at Seminole to take care of at least some of the Ada customers. The blaze destroyed the front portion of the -laundry building, but the dry cleaning plant was partially saved as firemen threw up a wall of water to keep it from spreading to the farthest north portion of the plant. However, practically all cloth- ing was destroyed. Thus, scores of customers will find them- selves short of clothing this week. Taylor said Monday the laun- dry's insurance policy on cus- tomer goods is "secondary" that is, if a customer has insur- ance on personal and household effects, he should go that route. Tf not otherwise covered, cus- tomers should file claims with the laundry's adjuster, Sam A. Brown. Taylor noted the fire will prob- ably necessitate cancellation of industrial laundry contracts, in- cluding a new one recently sign- ed with the Texoma State Lodge. That would have required Tay- lor's hiring of seven additional employes. Approximately 30 peo- ple were employed at the laun- dry .before the. fire .struck.-. Plans are underway for re- building the laundry, but Taylor said they are indefinite at this time. After investigating the char- red building, Fire Chief Dudley Young noted Sunday: "We're told there are two kinds of fires that are unstoppable a laun- dry and a supermarket. We did manage to keep the fire from spreading to the rear part of the plant and to nearby buildings. The full force of the blaze was also kept out of the plant's boil- er room." Young added that no "explo- sion" occurred during the fire. What many spectators thought was an explosion was merely the roof of the building caving in. The White-Way fire was the fifth blaze reported in four hours Saturday evening. One of them turned out to be a false alarm in the 300 block of North Mis- Apportionment Fight Erupts On Two Fronts In Oklahoma Group Asks U. S. Court To Clarify Rule; Protest Blasts Initiative Petition OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A special 3-judge federal court took under advisement today a petition by Okla- homans for Local Government calling for clarification of its reapportionment ruling. A ruling on the petition apparently will come July 31 when the court will issue its final order regarding reap- portionment of the state legislature in the event no move has been started to reappor'tion. Judge A. P. Murrah, chief judge of the 10th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U. S. Dist. Judge Fred Daugherty held the hearing on the petition. They ruled, the petition would be taken under advisement. U. S. Dist. Judge Ross Rizley, third member of the special fed- eral court, was absent. But he wrote the court that the petition should be summarily dismissed on grounds it wasn't made in good faith. Effect of the ruling by Murrab. which raied the White-Wiy through the front window of the building across the charred Laundry Dry Cleaners Saturday night took a heavy toll ruins of the interior. The front part of the building wai on the inside of the.structure. In the photo, the camera looks most.totaljy Staff (Continued on Page Two) Texans Yell For Scalps Of Estes' Pals In Government WASHINGTON (AP) Texas Atty. Gen. Will Wilson says Un- dersecretary Charles Murphy and four other Agriculture Depart- ment officials should be fired for granting favors to Billie Sol Es- tes. Wilson also expressed his view on a television program that Sec- retary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman should resign for lack of prompt action in the Estes scandal. An Agriculture Department spokesman declined comment. Sen. Edmund Muskie, D-Maine, a member of the Senate Perman- ent Investigations subcommittee, appeared on the program as de- fender of the Agriculture Depart- ment. He said his committee, which resumes its hearings in the Estes case Thursday, has found no evidence of favors from Estes to persons still in the Agriculture Department. Estes, a Pecos, Tex., financier, is under state and federal fraud charges involving about mil- lion in mortgages of fertilizer tanks which the FBI has said do not exist. Manipulations of his cot- Senators Open Talks On Medicare Proposal ton acreage allotment and his storage of government grain also are under state and federal in- vestigation. Wilson, who has spent three months on the Estes inquiry, said: "I don't think there is any question.at all that he built an empire on favors, largely in the Department of Agriculture." The favors included, he said, approval of the cotton allotment deals which he contended were known in Washington before Whee'ock h Dead After Long Illness Wayne Wheelock, well known accountant, lodge official, church worker and -all-around serviceable citizen, died Monday at a.m. He was in the Scott-White hospital at Temple, Texas. Wayne came to Ada in 1923 from Texas. It was in the schools of that city that he completed his education following service in World War I.' After coming to Ada, he was with.the Choctaw Cotton Oil com- pany, a cotton seed oil manufac- turer, for- many years. Later he and Daugherty is to "protect our right.of said Leon Hirsh, attorrey for Oklahomans for Lo- cal Government. The court on June 19 handed down a ruling declaring Oklaho- ma's present apportionment laws null and void. Deadline for appealing the rul- ing to the U. S. Supreme Court was July 19. "By taking our petition under advisement our time for appeal will be extended until after the court's final ruling (July Hirsh told The key question in the petition for clarification is whether the court intends for the legislature to be reapportioned before the 1963 session. Hirsh said "if the decision of the court.affects the November elec-, we' will appeal. If it doesn't" 11 can't say what our action will be." Hirsh denied the petition for clarification, was made in "bad "It may be our said the attorney, "but we don't under- stand the implications of the de- cree." He said the foremost question regarding the reapportionment de- cree concerned the special court's mention of the constitutional reap- portionment petition as a possible solution to the situation. "We are unable to reconcile the court's mention of this with the necessity of a special legislative Hirsh told the judges. The court ruling suggested a (Continued on Page Two) WASHINGTON Sen- ate begins debate today on one of the momentous issues.of the 1962 care for the aged financed under the Social Security System. Assistant Democratic Leader Hubert H. Humphrey of Minne- sota told a reporter he was con- fident a bipartisan proposal to establish such a system would clear the Senate by the end of the week, despite a Fourth of July >reak Wednesday. Sponsors claimed a good mar- the health program and said a number of Republicans would vote for it. However, many Republicans and some Southern Democrats remain opposed to So- cial Security financing. Even if the measure clears the Senate it would face rough days ahead. The House Ways and Means Committee has .refused to act on the administration measure for more than a year and obsta- cles to House action would be formidable. The House has .arranged to pass an atomic energy authorization bill today or Tuesday, then adjourn' for the holiday Wednes- day with no business scheduled for the rest of the week. charges were brought against Es-! managed a feed business and then tes. He also listed .movement of I retired to devote all his time to government grain to Estes eleva- his lodge and accounting business, tors from the Midwest, -and fail- ure to increase.from to a million dollars the bond on grain Estes stored for the government. Wilson said Murphy should be fired along with Horace Godfrey, administrator of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Services John C. Bag- well, Agriculture Department gen- eral counsel; Joseph A. Moss, di- rector of the ASCS cotton divi- sion; and Tom Miller, ASCS Southwest area director. BULLETIN OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Henry Bellmon, Republican nominee for governor, said to- day former President Dwight D. Elsenhower has "positively agreed" to visit Oklahoma this fall to help Bellmon in his cam- paign. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Ruth Wheelock of the home at 323 South Francis, and three brothers: Seamon and Quinton of Chickasha and Emmett of Sacra- mento, Calif. Services wil be announced later by Criswell's Funeral Home. Mr. Wheelock had been ill for three months and had been in the Temple hospital one week. A dedicated worker in the First Baptist church, Wayne was also a member of all the Masonic or- ders in Ada and the Consistory in McAlester. He was secretary of the York Rite bodies here in Ada for the last many years of his life. A conscientious worker at any- thing he undertook, friendly and helpful to all who came into con- tact with him, few citizens of Ada, if any, ever bore a finer reputa- tion than Wayne Wheelock. Plane In A Pasture Isn't Cricket England (AF) Pretty Cheryl Johnson of Tulsa, popped her head out of airplane cockpit and shouted: "Say, folks, which way to Cov- Startled at the sight of a smil- ing girl and an airplane in the middle of a cow pasture, Peter McGorrigan hurried over. "Please show me where I said Cheryl, producing a map. for Coventry." Peter obliged. said Cheryl, taking off in her rented little Tiger Moth. minutes she landed in another field. This time she'd run out of gas near Worcester. Miss Johnson, who has been in Britain 10 days as an exchange student studying engineering, started out from Leicester Sunday on a bike. -Ah-portf'arid" 'saw that-'lil'vol'..Tiger she said. "It looked so cute I wanted to fly it." She produced her pilot's license. The rent-a-plane people checked her out on the instruments and let her go. "I thought it'd be fun to fly down to Leicester from Coventry and see Leicester from the air, but gee, they don't mark things over here like they do at home. "At 'home they have the names of the towns printed on the roofs of buildings. When I saw no names I got lost. Then I tried to get back to the Coventry Airport" "I. was relieved to get down safely. I was very anxious and fearful when I ran out of gas. (Continued on Two) United States Removes Troops From Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand, The United States is pulling Marines out of Thailand because of "general lessening.of tension" along the Laotian border. An- other Marines and Army troops are remaining. The U.S. Defense Department announced the withdrawal Sunday and said President Kennedy had authorized it. The announcement said more Marines might be with- drawn soon, depending on the situation. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said the Leathernecks "will still be in a position to ,move back quickly if necessary." They were rushed to Thailand from units of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the western Pacific. Vice Adm. William Shoech, the fleet commander, said they would rejoin the fleet units in the Philippines, Okinawa and Guam. The U.S. task force was rushed to Thailand in mid-May after the Red rebels in Laos broke a cease- fire and, advanced nearly to the border of Thailand. The Communist guerrillas did. not press their offensive, how- ever, and 11 days ago the three political factions in Laos reached an agreement and formed a coali- tion government under neutralist Prince Souvanna Phouma. OKLAHOMA Clear to part- ly, cloudy and little change In temperature this afternoon, to- night, and .Tuesday; a few after- noon and evening thundershow- ers mainly west portion; low tonight 66-72; high Tuesday 90- 94. England Won't Let Him Stay, Either Soblen's Out Of Danger After Suicide Attempt FIRE above U a portion of the crowd which gathered Saturday night to watch firemen battle a blaze at tht Ada White-Way Laundry and Dry Cleaners. The pho- to was taken from a position on a 'adder, looking west on Twelfth Street. The people shown constitute only a small part of the total number of bystanders who gathered at the Staff LONDON (AP) Runaway spy Dr. Robert A. Soblen was report- ed out of danger today after try- ng to kill himself aboard a crowded Israeli airliner returning lim to an American prison. The bail-jumping 62-year-old psychiatrist, sentenced to life im- prisonment for spying for the So? viet Union, slashed'his wrists and stabbed himself in the 'abdomen with a. steak knife Sunday during a flight back to. New York after A bulletin .issued at Hillingdon Hospital said: Soblen's condition has improved, and it is unlikely that an operation will be neces- sary. Other sources said.Soblen was out of danger though still too weak to travel. He- lost tvvo pints of'blood.'Promptly administered blood transfusions restored a measure of "his-'strength. Soblen suffers from leukemia- cancer of the doctors said last August he had less than being refused political asylum in j a year, to live. Israel. 1 Soblen, accompanied by a U.S. marshal, made his suicide at- tempt aboard ah El Al Airlines Boeing 707 over the English Chan- nel as the big jet approached Lon- don for a routine stop. The Lithuanian-born doctor was rushed to HiUingdon Hospital where Scotland Yard detectives stood guard over his room. ..A British Home Office spokes- man made clear'that Soblen, who was deported Sunday from Israel, would not be allowed to stay in Britain. "As soon as Dr. Soblen is fit enough to travel, he will have to leave the the spokes- man said. Soblen forfeited bail and fled from the United States last week after losing an appeal against, the life sentence given hinj for spying for the Soviet Un- ion' during World War II. He was traced to-Tel Aviv. Israeli author- ities expelled him on the grounds that he entered the country on false the Canadian passport of his late brother. Soblen was secretly bundled aboard an Israeli airliner at Lyd- da Airport. Sunday morning for Athens and transferred there to a chartered El Al airliner return- ing 152 Americans from vacations in Israel. U.S. Chief Marshal James J. P. McShane, 53, who had flown to Tel Aviv to bring back Soblen, and an Israeli doctor accompan- ied the convicted spy. The party traveled in a cur- tained-off forward section of the big jet A member of the Israeli embassy staff said that as the plane flew over Soblen complained he was cold and asked for a blanket. He. wrapped him-j self in it and put the top around his shoulders. Later, he was served with lunch on a metal salmon, steak and coffee. When no one was looking, he slipped the small steak knife under the blanket Then, under cover of the blan- ket, he- cut his wrists and plunged the knife into .his. abdomen. The first his escorts knew of Soblen's injuries was when they saw blood seeping through the blanket (Continued on Two)
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