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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Girl from Hyahnis Port, Mass., jumps out of an atrplan., forgets to pull th. rip cord, and falls half a mile. We've alwafs said that of the stupidest things we know of are being done by people from Hyanni. Port, Mas.. Kids League Leader Protects Top Spot; See Sports Page 7 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Kids Loop Leader Keeps On Winning; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 110 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1962 20 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Federal Courts Put Reapportionment Squeeze On In 10 States ac. The legislature came up with session is expected in late Sep- WASHINGTON (AP) Rural blocs, long dominant in many state legislatures, are fighting with backs to the wall to retain their power. The way things are going, it looks as though they cannot win, although it may take years to decide the outcome. City dwellers and suburbanites, fortified, by two historic Supreme Court decisions, are battering at the ramparts of what they call unfair apportionment of seats in the legislatures. High Court Gives Adan New Trial For the second time in a the State Court of Criminal Appeals has re- versed a Pontotoc County jury decision. The case of Joe Kenneth Riddle, who received a 5- year prison sentence on a narcotics charge, was re- manded to Pontotoc County Court for a new trial. Riddle was convicted by a Dis- trict Court jury in September of 1961 on charge's of unlawful'pos- session of marijuana. He was sentenced to five years imprison- ment. Entrapment The Court of Criminal Appeals said Wednesday evidence indi- cated agents from the Oklahoma and Federal narcotics bureaus conceived a scheme by which Riddle sold marijuana to them. After arranging to sell the mari- juana. Riddle tried to back out, but the court said he was "re- lentlessly urged" by the agents to make the deal. Agents Charge Sale Agent C. W. state bureau and Agent Casey of the federal bureau testified here that Riddle took them to a spot 16 miles northwest of Ada on Nov. 16. 1960, where he harvested and sold them a quantity of marijuana. Riddle was also charged in federal court with transporting marijuana. He Was Hounded? The main defense on the charge here was alleging the agents pursued and "hounded" Riddle into selling them the marijuana. Approximately a month ago, the Court of Criminal Appeals re- versed a local jury in a burglary case against Pearmon Gossett, Oklahoma City. Doctors Talk Compromise Over Strike SASKATOON. Sask. (API-Op- posing sides in the controversy over Saskatchewan's compulsory medical care program are talking compromise. But obstacles re- main and the strike of most the province's doctors continued today. The doctors dropped their de- mand that the Socialist govern- ment suspend the Medical Care In- Already they have scored one big breakthrough, in Maryland, where they gained control of one branch of the legislature for the first time. They appeared headed for another in Michigan, where the State Supreme Court handed down a politically explosive deci- sion Wednesday. The court, acting on complaints that the State Senate is unfairly unbalanced in favor of rural areas, voted 4 to 3 to call off the Aug. 7 primary election for that chamber. It directed legislators to pass "valid" reapportionment legislation by Aug.' 20 or else pro- vide for the nomination of sena- torial candidates on an at-large basis at a special primary Sept. 11. In eight other states, federal or i commissions. ta, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Ver- mont and Wisconsin. More is yet to come. In more than 30 states, there is agitation in the form of suits, movements state constitutional amend- Iments, initiative petitions or study state courts are putting pressure on legislatures to reshape them- selves more in line with the popu- lation. These states are Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Dako- What sparked the widespread activity was a Supreme Court de- cision March 26. A group of Ten- ncsseans complained to the tribu- nal, that although their state con- stitution called for reapportion- every 10 years, nothing had been done since 1901. The result, they said, was that one-third of the voters elected two-thirds of the legislature. The Supreme Court, reversing long-held doctrine, decided that federal courts can handle such cases. It followed up with another decision putting stale courts into the picture also. The most concrete result to date has been in Maryland. The legis- lature passed a reapportionment bill giving metropolitan areas con- trol of the House of Delegates for the first lime in history: .Small counties were left in con- trol of the Maryland Senate, thus giving them veto power. Advo- eates of thorough-going reappor- tionment are now pressing a court fight to revamp the Senate also. They'lost a round when a state circuit judge refused to interfere with the Senate makeup. He point- ed to the "federal the U.S. Senate is apportioned geographically and the House ac- cording to population. The Supreme Court, in its March 26 decision, did not say whether the federal plan can be legally applied to the states. In- deed, it set up few guidelines for lower courts to follow. An example of how hard the rural legislators are fighting is in Alabama. Three months ago a 3- judge federal court gave the leg- islature an ultimatum: Reappor- tion or have the judges do it. The legislature came up with reapportionment plans that would leave rural areas in possession of the balance of power they have enjoyed for over 50 years. The court'is now considering whether this is legal In Georgia, a federal court warned July 13 that unless at least one house is revamped by Jan. 1 "to represent the people on a population basis, there will be no legally constituted legisla- ture after that date." A special session is expected tember to tackle the job. Another federal court has ruled Oklahoma's apportionment laws "individually in violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees all citizens equal pro- tection of the laws. It nudged Gov. J. Howard Edmondson to call a special session this month, but he said that would be futile. (Continued on Two) Probe Says Marshall Was Victim Of Murder SAME Johnson, Ada, was at it again week fixing fence.and. cleaning "up debris. A car'had crashed through hij fence north of town Saturday night Johnson, who has repaired fences on the curve on SH 19 for 20 yean, says he moved off the high- way because of the many wrecks there. He say. he wishes a sign would be p.ut up on the road to warn driven of the sharp Life On A Dangerous Curve Is One Long Fence Mending By JOHN BENNETT George Johnson has been hear- ing the screech of brakes and the crash of glass on his land for more than 20 years. Now he's tired of it. He's tired of cleaning up debris and fixing fences. In a word he wants: Relief. Johnson lives near Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. "That was one of the reasons 1 moved off the he said. Johnson says it became a reg- He once lived on SH 19 three jular chore just repairing broken miles north of Ada where the road makes a sharp bend and cars consistently crash into his fences and pasture. Carpet Plant Decision Is Up To Ada Business Whether a carpel plant .will be, prise underway and assure ARA launched in Ada is being decided I that the concern can be capital- this week by Ada'businessmen. L. jized, Allen explained. e- and of Painter, of Dalton, Georgia, Robert D. Allen, Oklahoma City. attorney, who formed the original skeleton corporation, have been here since Monday discussing the matter with local citizens. He said that he would like to see Adans take most of the 000 in regular common voting stock. .L. meeting with about thirty fences along the curve. People just couldn't make it and spin out of control taking posts and wire with them. "I'm so tired of fixing fence along that curve, I don't know what to George said this week. "I wish someone would put up a sign to slow them down." He suggests one indicating a 45 mile per hour limit. At least that would be better than no sign at all, and maybe it would scare someone into slowing and- prevent wrecks and fences, he believes. Problem Curve Johnson moved from his home on the curve three years ago. Now the house is empty.- He was wor- ried about being hit himself as he tried to drive onto the high- business men was held on Wednes- frQm hjs- OWQ driveway <4nir f n- na 117 day afternoon to determine whett About two years ago, the possi-, t in th ]anL Ar surancc Act before they would bility of a carpet plant here, first; meeling wm probably be consider a settlement. But they in the southwest, was first dis- later Jn week with others remained firm in their demands for major changes in the act be- fore returning to normal practice. The government, however, linked modifications of the act to the doctors' return to their offices. But it moved to placate the doc- tors on one key point by declaring it considers them free to practice outside the program. The medical care program which went into effect July 1 cov- ers everyone in the province not covered by a federal program. It is financed through direct assess- ments and general tax revenues. Doctors' fees are fixed. Almost all the provinces' 700 doctors are refusing to practice under it, but about 200 are provid- ing free medical care at 40 emer- gency centers. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Fri- day: a few afternoon and eve- ning thunder-showers; little change in temperature; low to- night 63-73; high Friday 94-93. High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 94; low Wednes- day night, 70; reading at 7 a. m. Thursday, 72. cussed. The Nor-Tex Carpet Mills, Inc. was finally formed, and a prospectus was authorized by the Oklahoma Securities Commission. Recently, application was made to the Area Redevelopment Ad- ministration for a loan. Stock subscriptions have been sought. About S180.000 still must be sold in order to get the enter- The plant would be located on the AIDC tract northeast of the city, if built, and would have be- ginning employment estimated at a little more than one hundred. Annual payrool would begin at about Painter said. He is a pioneer in-design..and pro- duction of tufted carpet, which has developed in Georgia.______ "The curve has been1 a problem to drivers since I was a he said. "I've put up fences and mail boxes since I was a kid along that stretch." The curve'is located just east of the Sunnybrook Bridge where several serious accidents have oc- curred. Cars approaching from the west often mistake the curve's sharp- ness. Too often they are traveling (Continued on Page Two) Girl Falls Half Mile And Lives MARSTONS MILLS, Mass. (AP) Petite, blonde Lois Ann Frotten, 20, with one leg partly entangled in the sleeve of her parachute, hurtled earthward nearly half a mile 'late Wednes- day and survived when she landed in a lake. It was the first airplane leap by the slender Hyannis tele- phone operator, and, she said, her last. "I'll never jump she gasped as rescuers lifted her from Mystic Lake. Witnesses said thai as the pji tumbled 'end-over-end through the air, the entangled, sleeve of the chute disengaged about 100 to 150 feet above the water and partly opened the chute. Its brief drag may have saved her life. It apparently was enough to straighten her position so that she struck the water feet first, in a slanting, half-sitting posi- tion. When she was rushed to the hospital in Hyannis, attendants were astounded to discover that apart from facial lacera- tions she apparently had suf- fered no more than severe body bruises and hysteria. Her hysteria quieted, she slept under sedation today. It was cloudy Wednesday aft- ernoon, with a breath of rain in the air when the small plane carrying Miss Frotten, her friend, John Burke, 31, of West Yarmouth, and a parachuting instructor, John L. LaRoche, flew from the air strip near Marston Mills. At about feet. Burke jumped and landed safely in brush at the field's edge. Tense- ly, Miss Frotten jumped. Some- thing went wrong. Her thoughts. in her tumbling fall apparently .were to. correct her if any. For among her first words .after rescue was the question, "What did I do She was wearing an .emergency pack but failed to pull the emergency rip -cord. But during her ap- parently to the muddy bottom of .the 20-feet deep and licr rise to. the surface, she had sufficient presence of mind to free herself. Scott Connell, 14, was on the lake shore when Miss Frotten landed in some 20 feet, of wat- er. He said she hit the water feet first with a. "terrific Figure In Estes Case Did Not Kill Self, Report Of Texas State Agency Shows AUSTIN, Tex. Texas Department of Public Safety said today its investigation indicates the death of Henry Marshall near Franklin on June 3, 1961, was murder, not suicide. Marshall at the time was investi- gating Billie Sol Estes' cotton allotments. _ Marshall, a federal Agriculture Department official charged with policing acreage allotments, was shot five times in the body with a bolt action 22-calibre rifle. His death originally was ruled a suicide. The case was revived when it was learned publicly nearly a year later that he was investigating Estes. Estes was called before a Franklin grand jury out Atty. Gen. Will Wilson 'said he did not believe Estes knew anything about the shooting.__________________ Marshall, 52, was found near A PIN FOR floriit W. E. Pitt hai been doubling in bran for-25 and week he gat a pin to prove it. G.prg. Oklihomi City, it field aide of th. Weather Bureiu. He in Adi this week to preient Pitt with pin commemorating hii 25 yein faithful service at an official ob.erver for the Weather Bureau. "There aren t very many of thete pint Harrlton said. 'A per ion hat to do it at a labor of love and jutt became he to render some public service. The financial returns are prtc- tically nil." Pitt indicated he intends to go right on, faith- fully recording rainfall, wind velocity .and other pertinent facts of peculiar interett to weathermen and anglers. (NEWS Staff _____________________ Red Shots In Viet Nam Injure U.S. Sergeant SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) American crewman of a U.S. Army helicopter was wounded to- day by Communist ground fire 28 miles north of Saigon, military sources reported. The helicopter, flying from Sai- gon to Ben Cat, was hit seven times by bullets but .continued to the town on the fringe of the Com- munist-controlled D Zone. The American, believed a ser- geant, was struck in the arm but his wound reportedly was not seri- ous. His name was not made known. The. helicopter was to partici- pate in the second stage of "Op-- eration Sunrise" in which govern- ment forces are trying to secure BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) The first successful Interception of an Intercontinental ballistic mis- sile by a Army Nike-Zens anti- missile was announced today by the Defense Department. an area north of Ben Cat for reset- tling peasants into a fortified hamlet Earlier, government forces launched another large-scale oper- ation in the heart of D Zone amid secrecy that, led to speculation they were on. a special mission. The South Vietnamese general staff was directing the drive, which began Wednesday. 'The jungle headquarters of Nguyen Huu Tho, a former lawyer who is the civilian leader of the Viet Cong guerrilla movement, is believed in the area. Four American airmen found alive after their twin-engine C123 plane crashed into a jungle moun- tainside Sunday were rescued'by helicopter. Capt. James E. Henderson, Sey- mour, Iowa, the pilot, suffered a leg fracture, but the others es- caped with only minor bruises and cuts. They are Lt. Winslow R. Harris, Harlem. Ga.; Staff Sgt. Charles F. Richards, Cameron, Tex., and Staff Sgt. Henry C, Stef- anski, Montville, Conn. his pickup truck on his farm- ranch near Franklin in south Texas. An autopsy made a year later showed he not only was shot five limes Eut'had a'neaf.-lethal" intake of carbon monoxide gas and a blow on the head that was almost fatal. The Department of Public Safe- ty opinion was revealed in -the re- lease of a letter that Director of Public Safety Homer Garrison wrote to Texas Dist. Court Judge John M. Barron, Bryan. "Investigators of the Texas De- partment of Public Safety have completed an intensive prelimin- ary investigation of the circum- stances surrounding the mysteri- ous death of Henry Marshall near Franklin, Tex., on June 3, said the letter. "This investigation, conducted under the supervision of Texas Ranger Capt. Clint Peoples of Waco, has resulted in our conclu- sion that Mr. Marshall's death could not have been the result of suicide; therefore, this depart- ment's continuing investigation will be based upon the theory that he was Garrison said. Much of the mystery of the re- vived Marshall case centered on the question of how he could have shot himself five limes with the type of weapon used.. Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., head of the Senate Investigating subcommittee, said recently he believes that Marshall could not have shot himself. Who? McMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) thought the lost little 8-year-old boy was joking. But Mel Judkins arrived at the po- lice station in short-order to re- claim his grandson and 'to con- firm that the lad's name was, indeed, John Doe. Clay On Berlin II Kremlin Must Understand U.S. Means Business In Berlin Note to Editors: This is the con- clusion of a two-part series based on an exclusive interview with Gen. Lucius D. Clay. The man who broke the.Stalin era blockade of Berlin warns that the Kremlin must understand and believe the West will resist with force if the Russians go loo far. in their drive to evict the Allies. "Unless we make them under- stand where they are going to be met with resistance, one of these days they're going to go too far and we're going to have no choice but says Gen. Lucius D. Clay, President Kennedy's special representative to Berlin. But Clay is optimistic thai? war can be prevented and that some puts no date on will be a reunified, free Germany. Clay's views are set forth in an exhaustive question and-answer exploration of the perennial Berlin crisis, once again pushed into the headlines by Premier Khrush- chev's demands. This is the second of two sec- tions of the exclusive interview, with the Associated Press. Q. General, before you went over last September you said you thought there might be some room for give and 'take toward a Berlin solution. You made clear you felt this might be an area not involv- present regime running East Germany is so involved in polic- ing the highways that they would insist on taking ove'r this responsi- bility from the Soviet troops now doing it, then there is a possibility this could be made an interna- tional'highway. If it could be set up under international police with complete freedom of movement on the highway, except as con- trolled by international police for both Allies and Germans, I would think this'would be a1 trade we could well accept. Q. Has this area been explored? A. This is one of ing our basic rights. Do you still which "we have been exploring, I feel that way? am sure, with our allies. It has A, I think .there is room. II the not yet been explored with the Soviet government because the talks have not progressed to that degree. Q. Is the West prepared to react instantaneously to any new Soviet tampering with the movement of aggressive move? 'A. The machinery to get prompt Allied reaction has been greatly improved. And for a great many contingencies there could be and would be instant reaction. There are still fields in which the con- tingency planning does not cover immediate action in Berlin. These are in the.cases which are so close to'the instance which would cause war as to require perhaps a period of pause and considera- ability of the Allies to react in Berlin is better-now than it has been for many years. I would think that if there were any real goods to and from Berlin and of Gejmans to and from Berlin, that before we use a physical means we would resort to economic blockades rather than aggressive action. The intensity of what we would do would of course depend somewhat on the intensity of what they did. But I think you can ap- preciate the fact, if the Allies wanted to respond to a blockade of Berlin with a massive blockade of the Communist countries it tion before instant action. But I could be a very effective and tre- would say that by'and large thejmendous tool- Q. What sort of move on their part would bring a more serious reaction on our other words, war? A. You've got to differentiate between- the moves to blockade Berlin and, by attrition, to cause it to fold up. The latter would re- quire months of action and could be met, at least in its initial stages, with counter measures in the economic and blockade field. On1 the other hand if you have got a physical move into Berlin by either East .German or Soviet troops, or by infiltration, if you've got the.use of physical forces to stop Allied movements 'on the highways, then you would have a lituation.ia which it would seem to.be our .response would almost have to be physical. Q. As the President's personal representative in Berlin, did you have any difficulty reaching him, getting his ear? A. None whatsoever.. Things which I considered important .enough to go to.the President 1 not only reached him quickly; I also had his support. Q. There were moments of such urgency that you did pick up the phone and call the President di- rectly? A..A few. There were not very many. Q. Generally, you feel that you (Continutd on Put Two) Peru Junta Is Prisoners? LIMA, Peru military junta is reported holding several political bigwigs in custody today after- Wednesday's lightning sei- zure of power. Although the Cabinet publicly announced no political prisoners were taken in the overthrow of the Prado government, the news- paper La Prensa reported differ- ently. It said that beside 72-year- old President .Manuel Prado, Min- ister of Government Ricardo Eli- as Aparicio and others are in custody. Rumors said that Prado was being held aboard a warship docked at the nearby naval base of Callao, but his whereabouts could not be pinned down offi- cially. Also reported under house ar- rest were Dr. Jose Enrique Bus- tamante Corzo, president of the National Electoral Board, and two of its members asd radio commentator Juan Ramirez Lazo. La Prensa' said the broadcaster was seized after he went on the air to speak against the military takeover. Lima was quiet today after demonstrations that continued into the night Those demonstra- tions were broken up quickly by the junta, whose coup brought sharp rebuffs from hemispheric allies. Senate Approves Celebrezze For Cabinet Position WASHINGTON Sen- ate Finance Committee today unanimously approved President Kennedy's nomination of Mayor Anthony J. Celebrezze of Cleve- land to be secretary of welfare. The committee acted by voice yote after the 51-year-old Demo- cratic mayor had talked with the members "in closed session for about an hour. The Senate is expected to act on the nomination today or Friday. The mayor told newsmen that he was not ready to make public his views on such major items of legislation. He said he had his own ideas on some of them, but that he ex- pected no difficulty in working under administration guidelines. Be kind to your friends; if it .weren't for them you'd be a total stranger. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) J.,   

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