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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Refund Of Cash May Be Sought Freeman Blames GOP Administration For Big Losses WASHINGTON, (AP) Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman told Senate probers today he will try to recover for the gov- ernment losses on challeng- ed cotton deals for which he blamed the Dwight D. Ei- senhower administration. Involved, he said, is a comptrol- ler general report dated June 29 that brokers acting as agents for his department's Commodity Cred- it Corp. in 1959 and 1960 sold to themselves million worth of government cotton at prices aver- aging less, and ranging up to a bale less than published market prices. Practice Stopped The report, made public Mon- day, said the-practice was slopped in April 1961. It did' not name brokers involved, but recommend- ed that the department try to re- cover any deficiencies in sales proceeds. Testifying before the Senate In- vestigations subcommittee in the Billie Sol Estes hearings, Free- _ said Horace D. Godfrey, now Norman Reynolds, attorney for Citizens for Consti-jone of his top aides, had regis- tutional Government, made this statement in a brief tered several protests against the j policy all to no avail, while Re- RESCUED Jeff Hill, 9, is lifted from sewer cave-in Wichita Falls, Tex., after being trapped for over an hour. Jeff and another youth were trapped in the excavation when the fides caved in. The boyi had been put in the hole by other children while playing a game in which the two were "jailed." Firemen, police and neighbors assisted in the rescue operation. Neither boy was Wirephoto) THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 98 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1962 16 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Is Constitutional Apportionment Unconstitutional? OKLAHOMA CITY reapportionment peti- tion is not unconstitutional and most of the state Con- stitution isn't either, the state Supreme Court was told today. Violent Gun Battle Mars Independence For Algeria filed with the court. He thus delved into the confusing point of whether the state Constitution violates the federal Constitution as interpreted by a 3-judge federal court which ordered legislative reapportionment in Oklahoma. This was the final brief to be filed and cleared the decks for a Supreme Court decision on the proposed constitutional amend- Edmondson May Not Call Special Term OKLAHOMA CITY J. Howard Edmondson hinted strongly again today' he -will not call a special reapportionment ses- sion of the legislature. Edmondson said he still believes the initiative petition is a possible he determines the legislature can not realign its membership to give cities a bigger voice. Edmondson's statements came at a press first meeting with newsmen since returning Wednesday from the an- nual Governor's Conference in Hershey, Pa. The governor said he has re- ceived a big stack of letters from legislators but has not had time to read all of them. He voiced hope a decision on a special ses- sion can be made this week. As he met with newsmen, at- torney Norman Reynolds filed with the state Supreme Court a final brief asking it to uphold the initiative petition so Oklahomans can vote on it. He represents Ci- tizens for Constitutional Govern- ment as well as Edmondson. Edmondson said there are only two ways in which the state can settle the reapportionment prob- lem by a special legislative session and by a vote on the pe- tition. publican Ezra Taft Benson was secretary. It's Evidence The subcommittee let Freeman read his statement into evidence, although members questioned whether it was pertinent at this time to their probe of the Estes case. The subcommittee is seeking to determine whether political influ- ment. Chief Justice Ben T. Wil- ence Texas fjnancier Estes liams has predicted quick action. profitable manipulations under COURTSIDE REMBRANDTS: Dr. James Thomas and Roy Hanson combine their talents on the city's eight court tennis facility atop the big water reservoir. A small group of men met last week to repaint the markings on all the courts which suffered mightily when tho playing surfaces'were recently "cut down" to provide better conditions for play. (NEWS Staff If the petition is upheld, Gov. J. Howard Edmondson may call a" special election on it this sum- mer. Reynolds noted Oklahomans for Local Government contend the pe- tition would not solve anything be- cause a federal court has said it would not satisfy the 14th amend- ment of the federal Constitution, guaranteeing equal protection to all citizens. He said the only portions of the state Constitution which might be unconstitutional are the 7-member limit per county on House mem- cotton and grain storage farm aid programs. Estes' operations are not involved'in1 the'rcport to which Freeman referred. He Takes Responsibility Chairman John L. McClellan, D- Ark., told his colleagues that Free- man, having already testified he will accept responsibility for any- thing which happened under his administration, had a right to ma.'te the statement. The multimillion-dollar financial empire built by Estes at the age of 37 has crumbled. He awaits trial on state and federal fraud charges. Grand juries and con- "Even if the federal courts should strike down the clause lim- iting a county to seven representa- tives and revise the dictum in- terpreration of Section 9A, the ap- portionment commission would still properly apportion according to the Constitution as thus inter- preted." Reynolds said. "There is nothing unconslitu- "If we can do it." he tional whatsoever about the ini- "I think we ought to. The ques- tion is, can we? If we can't, they (the three judges on the federal court) have said they are going to." First choice is the legislature, Edmondson said. But he noted an opinion voiced by many that it (Continued on Page Two) The biggest problem of the aver- age fellow's salad days is raising enough lettuce to go with the tomatoes! (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) tiative petition. Only portions of that which it seeks to enforce may be unconstitutional." The petitioner's attorney an- swered two principal arguments in a brief filed Monday by Okla- homans for Local Government. .One was that the petition was the same as Edmondson's reap- portionment proposal defeated two years ago and therefore needs more than the normal number of signatures, and the other was that the petition violates the state Con- stitution by embracing more than one general subject. House Is Cleared bers and a court interpretation, gressional groups are looking into which would create unequal big money schemes. ate districts. Also he said the petition has no provisions on reapportionment but only creates a commission to re- apportion the legislature under provisions of the state Constitu- tion. U. S. Slates Third Try At Aerial Bomb HONOLULU United States is set for its third try at exploding a nuclear device high above Johnston Island tonight. The U.S. Weather Bureau in Honolulu said skies should be clear arid visibility good over the tiny Pacific Island. Two previous attempts at a high-altitude shot failed because of missile troubles. The nuclear warheads in both cases were de- stroyed without a nuclear detona- tion. Repeated delays and failures have caused speculation that the planned high-altitude series of three or four shots may have to be curtailed to two and possibly even a single shot. The latest sched- uled for the Fourth of postponed until tonight because of apparent technical difficulties. Nation Sets Grim Record On July 4 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic 138 Boating...........................'........... 15 Drowning.................................... 51 Miscellaneous.............................'..... 35 Total 239 In testimony last week. Free- There was no explanation for the man swore he believed he has fired or otherwise dealt with all those in the department who had improper dealings with Estes. The subcommittee planned to turn next to Estes' relationships with state, county and federal farm aid officials. Indictments against Estes charge that he obtained millions of dollars worth of mortgages on nonexistent fertilizer storage tanks. Traffic accidents killed a record 138 persons during the nation's 30-hour observance of Independence Day. The death count on the nation's streets and highways exceeded the one-day Fourth of July holiday record set in 1956, the last year when a one-day observance was held. The National Safety Council estimated earlier that during the holiday period from 6 p.m., Tuesday, to mid- night Wednesday the traffic toll would fall somewhere between 110 and 150. It also said that nearly all of the country's 76 million cars would be on the go. The country's over-all accident death toll was 239. It included 15 deaths in boating accidents, 51 drownings, and 35 deaths in miscellaneous accidents. delay. The high-altitude blast is de- signed to knock out communica- tions across the Pacific by punch-j ing a hole in the j band of space particles which re-j fleet radio Van Allen radiation belts. Churchill Has Minor Setback LONDON medical bul- letin this afternoon said Sir Win- ston Churchill has developed some ley View Hospital after the acci- irregularity of the pulse at a hos- dent for treatment of chest in- pital where lie is recuperating juries. He was listed in fair con- Stonewall Man Is Injured In One Car Crash A' Stonewall man was injured Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his car on SH 3 east of Stonewall. William W. Scott, 53, Route 2, Steed Asks Changes In Oil Import Taxes FBI Probes Scandal In Rice Fields Ag- riculture Department and the FBI are investigating alleged sales of rice planting allotments in several Texas counties. An Agriculture Department spokesman said today that two of the department's, county office __ managers in Texas have been its loyalty to Police Fight Rioters In Oran; 100 Dead, Wounded Brought Into Hospitals ORAN, Algeria raging gun battle between Moslems and Europeans swept downtown Oran today. Hospital attendants said more than 100 persons were killed or wounded. In midafternoon, more than three hours after firing broke out, shots were still heard but the fighting seemed to be slackening off. Employes of the city's main hospital said more than 100 dead or wounded had been brought in, but could give no precise figure for either. Doctors worked .over the wounded and would not make comment on the num- ber of Moslems and Euro- pean in.iured or dead. The swift and bloody outburst of fighting, the first major incident since the country became inde- pendent Tuesday, risked plunging Algeria into Chaos. It came as thousands of joyous Moslems were parading and chanting slogans of their new-born state. Suddenly, witnesses said, gunfire crackled from windows of European apartment houses over- looking the Place Foch, main square of the city. Then Moslem police quickly returned fire and the battle was joined. The shooting appeared to have stopped in the center of the city by late afternoon. The Oran violence, first since Algeria became formally inde- pendent Tuesday, erupted against a backdrop of a power struggle for leadership of the new-born nation. In Algiers, nationalist Premier Youssef ben Khedda took the sa- lute from 500 battle-hardened-Al- gerian guerrillas. But the military show underscored the shaky posi- tion of Ben Khedda's moderate regime. All the parading troops were from Wilaya No. 3, the only one of the guerrilla army's six zones to Save 23V- They're Out OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New style license plates, with letters in place of numerals for the first two digits, are in production at the state peni- tentiary at McAIester, Tax Commission officials report. The plates will be ready for sale Dec. 11. Law enforce- ment officials say use of let- ters in place of numerals as prefixes will simplify the task of identifying license plates. suspended. A team of Agriculture Depart- ment investigators and auditors are now in Texas checking the books, the spokesman said, and Ben Khedda. Three military zones, including the one immediately south of Algiers, have declared their support for rebellious Deputy Premier Ahmed ben Bella, a radi- the FBI is looking into possible cal leftist who split with Ben WASHINGTON- (AP) A bill to change tax law as it pertains to oil imports was introduced to- day by Rep. Tom Steed, D-Okia. is a fraction of the cost of Ameri- can-produced oil and it comes in- to this country tax-free, he said. 'This cheap, almost duty-free Steed said present law permits j and tax-exempt foreign oil pro- oil-import companies to enjoy an vides no benefit, or advantage to unfair advantage over domestic the American he said. oil firms in the amount of taxes paid. His bill would provide that if a taxpayer elected to claim foreign tax credits under provisions of the tax law he would not be entitled "After being processed, it is sold criminal aspects of the case. Although the rice case is .some- what similar to the one involving Billie Sol Estes in regard to trans- fers of cotton allotments, the Ag- riculture Department spokesman said, Estes is not involved in the rice case. Estes, a Pecos, Tex., Financier, is under indictment for fraud, and two congressional com- mittees are checking into thai case. The rice affair became known to the department on June 7, four days after the death of Carl E. Lively, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee manager in-Matagorda County. The FBI was called into the case on June 8 to investigate all phases, including the possibility of attempted bribery. The spokesman said the "office to the American consumers as j managers of Matagorda and Bra- though it had borne the full Amer- j Z0ria counties had an arrange- ican domestic price. ment to transfer rice allotments Stonewall, was admitted to claim- a depletion allowance .on made it possible for importing "'This tax exemption, plus the between the counties. Under this, cheapness of the raw material has when a transfer was made from from a leg fracture. idition this morning. This was the first indication ofi Highway Trooper Spike Mit- any setback in the 87-year-old former prime minister's recovery from his accident a week ago today. The medical bulletin said, how- ever, that Sir Winston is comfort- able and had a good night. He listed several differences be-1 Sir Winston broke his left femur tween this petition and Edmond- j in a fall in Monte Carlo. He was son's and also sought to show the I flown back to London the follow- court that the 'one general sub- j ing day and the fracture pinned ject" provision was complied with, i together. chell, who investigated the acci- dent, said Scott was traveling east when he ran off the road two miles east of Stonewall. The car ran off the side of the road and traveled 185 yards, knocking down guard rails, before it over- turned in the north bar ditch. The wreck occurred in Coal County. Mitchell said a charge of reckless .driving would be filed against Scott there. income received from oil and gas production outside the United States. Steed said recent failure of the House to heed a plea of the do- mestic oil industry for relief from oppressive competition of foreign oil and what he termed continued failure of the administration to grant relief under existing law compelled him to introduce his bill. Petroleum and its products com- ing into this country today pay a very small duty, he told the House. It is obtained from foreign lands where the ad valorem price companies to reap the most exces- sive profits in ail history. Little wonder that the flood of foreign oil continues to grow at the ex- pense of the withering domestic industry." Steed, chairman of a House Small Business subcommittee, which has checked into the oil im- port situation, said the current mandatory import quotavintended to help domestiS industry, affords no assistance "because it has been manipulated to permit an in- crease of barrels a day ad- ditional'foreign oil" over a year ago. Khedda on the eve of independ- ence. The nationalist army in key to any power moving into Algeria from. Tunisia and Morocco. Ben Bella commands strong loyalties among those troops whom he welded into the fighting force the much larger French army could not defeat. The advance guard from Tunisia had reached Souk Ahras, 110 miles east of Conslantine. From the Moroccan side, the nationalist un- its marched toward Marnia, Ben Bella's home town, where he was expected to arrive in several days from his present refuge in Cairo. Ben Khedda's regime strove desperately to bring order and as- sert its .control before Ben Bella's return. But governmental adminis- tration ground to a halt and au- thorities were virtually unable to control jubilant Moslems from staging riotous celebrations and rabbing European property. After a wild night, smartly uni- :ormed, French-trained policemen both Moslems and Eu- early today in Bill's Difficult Jo Be Against WASHINGTON (AP) An amendment that may be hard for many.'members to oppose could disrupt the foreign aid authoriza- tion bill next week in the Hpuse. Its effect would be to prohibit foreign aid appropriations in any fiscal year following one in which the government's budget was not balanced. That could be almost every year the way things .have been going financially in recent years. A bipartisan drive for the amendment has the backing Rep. Howard D. Smith, D-Va., and Rep. Frank Bow, R-Ohio, long- time foes of deficit spending. House members, most of whom are running for re-election this year, could find it embarrassing to oppose such an amendment. "How can a member stand up and be recorded against an amendment that simply says we will not, give to foreign nations money we don't Bow asked. "If we have the money and haven't been operating on deficit financing, well and good." High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 95; low Wednes- day night, 74; reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, 77. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Fri- day; scattered thundershowers mostly west and north; not so warm extreme north portion this afternoon, low tonight 60 northwest to 70 southeast; high Kennedy, Dillon Go Over U.S. Economic Books WASHINGTON Kennedy, after calling for a part- nership with a united Europe, to- day goes over the nation's eco- nomic books with Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon. The President flies back to the capital from an overnight stay in Camp presidential re- treat in Maryland's Catoctin his late morning meeting with Dillon as pressures for a tax cut this year mounted in and out of Congress. Both Kennedy and Dillon have expressed the view that taxes should not be reduced until next year. However, Kennedy has in- dicated that the question of a tax reduction this year was still open and depended on the state of the nation by radio and television. Be- fore him as he spoke was a police- estimated crowd of in- economy.. j eluding 42 of the nation's gover- Representatives of both who had motored to Phila- and labor have proposed tax cuts. The situation likely will be aired later today at Kennedy's news conference. Kennedy flew Wednesday-morn- ing from Washington to Philadel- phia, where, at historic Indepen- dence Hall, he called- for an inter- national1 declaration of interdepen- partnership with a unit- ed Europe. The President's 35 minute speech was broadcast across the delphia from Hershey, Pa., at the conclusion of their 54th annual conference. Kennedy likened the coming to- gether of America's 13 original colonies with the'efforts to unify Western This comparison and his choice of the birthplace of U.S. independence for his re- marks underlined that: The United States looks forward to the creation of a United States of Europe as ons step in a larger design, involving the progressive merger of separate sovereignties into some larger1 political unity. "The United States, looks on this vast new European enterprise with hope Ken- nedy said. "We do not regard a strong and united Europe as a rival but as a partner." Administration officials, howev- er, cautioned against reading into Kennedy's speech any more than a long-range statement of pur- pose. In his address, Kennedy said: "It would be premature, at this time, to do more than indicate the high regard with which we. would view the formation of this partnership, "The first order of business is for our European friends to -go forward in forming the more per- fect union which, will someday soon make .it possible." "A great new edifice is not built said. "Build- ing the Atlantic partnership will not be cheaply or easily finished." Overseas, both British and French newspapers gave th'e speech prominent display. The Times of London said it was "an imaginative idea, typical of his sense.of style and In Philadelphia, five governors reached for comment supported Kennedy's appeal for a partner- ship 'with a united Europe. Ex- pressions of support came from Democrats Ernest F. Boilings of South Carolina, David L. ..Law- rence of Pennsylvania, John Dempsey of Connecticut and Ed- mund G. Brown- of California and Republican John Anderson Jr. of Kansas. .Anderson tempered his support with' the comment "action and not brave words will mark progress in this field. This is where we have bogged down in the past." (Continued on Two) one it would not be sub- tracted from that county's total allotment. This would result in closing off some of the main allotments lor more rice acres streets for the victory parade. than the counties were legally en- Against the background of jubi- (Continutd on Page Two} v HEADED FOR THE United States Marine M-113 amphibious craft carrying South Vietnamese soldiers moves through a canal to Viet Cong guerrilla jungle bases in Kien Hoa Province, 50 miles south of Saigon. Operation involved the heaviest use to date of amphibious craft by government
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