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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             NEWS camera catches, at left, the instant of collapse of one of the walls at .the- Service Chevrolet Co. At right, the wall crumples and a tongue of flame leaps out. Venusians Beware: The Earthship Is Coming, Page Ten YEAR NO. Ill THE ADA EVENING NEWS Yanks Romp Again, Angels Keep Pace; See Sports Page Moment Of Truth Draws Nigh For JFK's Alliance By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent Latin American events these days suggest that Presi- dent Kennedy's Alliance for Progress is heading "rapid- ly toward its moment'of truth. The Alliance is cast in the role of nervous mortician, waiting for the death rattle of a moribund system.. But the patient is struggling desperately to survive. And the struggle is churning up revolutionary ferment. The well Mentioned Yankees often can do little but stand on the sidelines and wring their hands in frustra- tion They are becoming painfully aware that democracy as it is known in the United States has little meaning in nations where the vast ma- Konawa Picks Bob Brown To Head School KONAWA (Special) William R. "Bob" Brown has been named irincipal of Konawa High School for the coming term. jority are impoverished and illiterate. The Public Affairs Institute in Washington released a-study to- day picturing the Alliance' for Progress as engaged life and death struggle with complete- ly unscrupulous men who seek power through violent means." The Alliance, it says, has failed to make itself believable to. key groups in Latin America that will determine whether change will be DOW I f _ TV tVlA superintendent Schools. Ennis agricultural high school r-----r------ awa School, his tenure spanning the institute tells of was vocabona i fc -fi government- 16 years. Brown was principal of Hay- wood High School the past four years and taught at Sulphur one year before going to Haywood. Mr. and Mrs. Brown and chil- dren reside on Khoury Lane, -in .Konawa. They have two children, Doug, who will be a first grader in September, and Kelly, twp and one-half years old. Brown will receive his master of education degree from East Central State College at the close of summer session July 27. shortest distance between ____ two dates is a good line. Gen. Fea. Corp.) (Copr. are so the' Alliance, "that unless you change direction of our aid and the methods of operation very quickly, you are likely to fail in your great task." But there is danger in this ap- proach, too. It implies end' runs around existing governments that could, in the long run, undermine them. And whatever'they may be, these governments are all the Al- liance has at the present time to work with. The struggle of military leaders and entrenched oligarchies to sur- vive spurs the battle-scarred old Argentine Socialist leader, Alfredo Palacios, to- comment that .the new military takeover in Peru was "one more example of the situation Latin America is going through." "Some time he said, (Continued on Two) ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1962 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY GEN. Norstad Quits Job AtNATO WASHINGTON Kennedy accepted today the resig- nation of as supreme Allied commander in Europe and chief of NATO forces. The White House had nothing to say immediately, as to a succes- sor. Reports were circulating that Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, chair- man of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, might replace Norstad. But there also was talk of Gen.'Max- well D. Taylor, now presidential military adviser. Norstad has held the Allied po- sition with-headquarters in Paris since 1956. He is known as a strong advocate of increasing uni- ty among the Western European Allies and between them and the United States. Word that the. general has sub- mitted his resignation' came first from the newspaper Le Monde in Paris. Norstad said in a letter to Ken- nedy: "We live in.a.time of continuing crisis, but for the moment, at least, there is no unusual pres- sure on my office. I request there- fore that I be relieved of my as- signment on or. about..! .Nov. 1962." The chief executive replied in. a "Dear Larry" voicing deep i (Continued on Two) Fire Sweeps Auto Firm Peruvian Unrest Threatens Junta LIMA, Peru (AP) Peru's military junta met today to ,map..axCOunter.offensiKe.4o-growing..attacks -at home and. abroad against its two-day-old dictatorship. The soldier-Cabinet was reported planning to send a mission to Washington to seek a reversal of the U. S. de- .cision cutting off millions of dollars in aid, a staggering blow to the military, chiefs.1 At home, strike threats multi- plied from students, organized .la- bor and farm workers in the north. University students and others carried antijunta demonstrations into the early morning hours with cries of "We don't want dictator- ship. Liberty, liberty." The newspaper La Prensa said 45 persons were arrested in the demonstrations. Speculation arose that under the barrage of foreign criticism the junta might install a figurehead civilian president, as the military bid in Argentina. An American sugar company official said 75 per cent of his firm's plantations were shut down Thursday by a walkout of workers loyal to Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, leftist but avowed -anti- Communist presidential aspirant who was the principal target of the military takeover. Workers in' Lima generally ig- nored the anti-junta protest strike called by, 'the Peruvian Confederation of Work- ers. But violence .flared at night as police clashed -with hundreds of students shouting' "Liberty! Youths set a bus and several automobiles afire. -Several store windows were smashed. County G.O.fN Meets Saturday .Pontotoc County" Republicans will meet in Ada Saturday to dis- cuss plans for the upcoming cam- paign. The meeting is scheduled for Democrats are urged to attend. Constitution? Well, Judges Have A Choice OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A three-judge special federal court must decide whether to abide by the Oklahoma. or United States appor- tioning Oklahoma's legislature, as- sistant Atty. Gen. Fred Hansen said Thursday. Hansen added that slicing a county, into .two or more legisla- tive districts is the-toughest job the 'court faces. a memorandum pre- pared for presentation to the court, said the problem of divid- ing counties has been faced by legislatures in the the court 'must now solve it, "with or without the assistance of a spe- cial, Before the. court devises a re- apportionment Hansen I said it first must decide (1) if. the j legislature should be apportioned' under the state constitution which includes a 7-member House ceil- ing in any county; (2) under the ,14th' amendment of the U.S. Con- stitution without regard to the Oklahoma Constitution of in harmony with all provisions of the state constitution except for the 7- member House limit Hansen'-said the third proposi Service Chevrolet Agency Suffers Loss; Explosions Rip Building By ERNEST THOMPSON Fire-ravaged Ada suffered another heavy blow to its downtown business district Thursday 'afternoon when flames swept through the Service" Chevrolet Company at Tenth and Rennie, wiping out the building and most of its contents. A massive clean-up effort was'underway early Friday morning as the firm's 38. employes cleared away the debris from the charred skeleton of- the building. Early estimates of damage ran around The loss could have been much-heavier had it not been for employes and volunteers who drove' through smoke and flames to save most of the the building. A total of 12 cars were destroyed, but only one of them was a new one, owned by the company. About 25 vehicles were driven from the burn-' ing building. Service Chevrolet will operate from its used car lot until a tem- porary home can be found. Used and Bob Johnton, right, Thurcdav operating owneri of tht Chi.vr.olet Co. Thuriday they endured one of the moit heartbrtaklng any man can have, watching their buiinen literally go up in Staff More Fire Pictures Are On Page Seven Algerian Guerrillas Work Out Compromise ALGIERS leaders of ters were reported today to have worked out a proposed compromise in the bit- ter "quarrel dividing the new na- tion. There was no official word of what the compromise provided. But one usually well-informed source said the guerrilla, army's Council of Wilayas would propose that: 1. The government would be tion seems to be in accord with headed by a six-man political bu- principles of'law laid down-in sev-- reau of the National Liberation eral federal court decisions'follow- Front, the me Hireling ing the U.S. Supreme Court Ten- between the rival factions'of mod- 2 in the district courtroom, nessee decision giving federal erate. Premier Ben Youssef Ben All Republicans and Interested courts jurisdiction over apportion-1 Khedda and radical Deputy Pre- TW_ ..4J....JI rrtnnf oacnc TtllW AnTTlPfl Bfill- Hplfa ment cases. 2. Ben Bella would head the radicals on the Politburo, but Ben Khedda would be shelved. .The moderate members would be Dep- uty premiers -Belkacem Krim and Mohammed Boudiaf and Interior Minister 3. The Politburo-would.lead the FLN .as a political party into the constituent Assembly, elections Aug. 12, and the.-Assembly prob- ably would continue it in charge" of the government. The FLN faces no substantial opposition in the elections and -probably will win an overwhelm-' ing.majority of the.Assembly's 196 seats. (Continued on Two) Russians Hold Laotian Treaty As Guarantee Of Peace _ _. iT.p--i_ J.T- _i_ GENEVA Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said today that the Soviet Union re- gairds the Laos treaty as a guar- antee of peace.in Southeast Asia "and not only in that region." Looking a bit tired, Gromyko landed here two hours ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk to take.part in the 14-nation .treaty signing and another round of big power talks on Berlin and' dis- armament. He said the Laos accord would definitely establish the jungle kingdom as a "united, independ- ent and neutral nation." A large gathering of diplomats, including U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman, were on hand at the airport for Gromyko's ar- rival. Peering through horn-rimmed glasses at. the prepared state- ment, Gromyko- said the Laps agreement "proves that if the in- terested states really want to un- derstand each other on questions which divide them they can ac- complish it" Gromyko noted a series of set- backs which Wad kept the Laotian pot boiling over .the past 14 months. He said most of the ob- stacles were "artificial by forces which cared little for the national interest of the Lao- tian people." "All that is past now, Gromyko concluded. The American and Russian dip- lomatic chiefs appeared set for some blunt face-to-face exchanges on other .cold war issues. Laos' neutralist premier, Prince day it may modify its position on nuclear test ban controls if such a change is found, to be justified by new scientific findings. Ambassador Arthur H. Souvanna Phouma, in a brief ar- Dean made the statement Jn 'the rival statement said he thinks the "example :of; 'Laos' could, be one that could.help.'solve other inter- national-problems.-in the same manner. .Canadian Foreign Secretary American-British-Soviet test ban subcommittee of the 17-nation dis- armament talks. Referring to American tests which hold out hope of greatly improved methods of detecting Howard about tlie i distant atomic blasts; Dean-told same'time, said- he-thinks the Laotian settlement "will'be very helpful--in .-world Canada is one of the members of the International Control Com- mission' charged with supervising implementation of the settlement- Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian Zorin: "The United States is "now "eval- uating 'and seeking further sub- stantiation-of these -findings .and. will make in the near future mod- ifications in its present position as The United-States laid again to- they MWI Dean had announced earlier out- side, the-conference that the UnitT ed States might drop its insistence on internationally staffed seismic detection stations 'on Soviet terri- tory. This was in a statement he made returning for resumption of.the conference. He had added the West would continue "to demand that a test ban'treaty provide for internation- al 'inspection on the site' of suspi- cious events in 'all -countries, in- cluding Russia. Even .before this offer was raised inside', the disarmament talks Zorin flatly rejected'it dur- ing a news conference a few days lateri meeting- he made no comment on this part of Dean's statement But conference-sources said he beliUled' Dean's promise that the test findings Avould .be submitted to the conference for 'joint study soon. U.S.' officials see slim prospects of-any real progress, but hope: to keep negotiations alive on' at least a and let live" basis to re- duce tensions, over 'Ijerlin and curb' "rocket-rattling.-.." Khrushchev's-new demand that Allied forces get''out -of West Ber- lin-has aroused concern that Mos- cow-is laying the groundwork for crisis-: over, the divided city. -Rusk set out from 'Washing- ton, determined to make.- cleat.to, Gromyko-.'that the 'Allies never will withdraw from.Berlin; The American {-diplomat has said he.feels .that fruitful discus- sions.may :.be possible on curbing incidents-along-the Berlin wall and to. avert incidents along the Allied supply routes' and 'air lanes crossing 110 miles of Communist East'German territory: The Laotian conference brings the Big Four foreign ministers to Geneva.' The-, "formation of a coalition government in Laos under Prince Sou'vanna. taken that Southeast' Asian '.jungle out of the cold war leasrfor theltime7 being..' The 14-nation conference' that began, 1961. is due1 to. come -'formal end'Monday 'with- the" signing of accords proclaiming Laos independent and neutral' and new car sales won't be inter- rupted. Servicing will be handled by the company through the use of facilities offered by other auto- mobile firms in Ada. It was one of the quickest'and hottest fires in the history of'the town. The blaze was spotted at p. m. Eleven minutes later, it had enveloped the entire building which occupies a quarter of. a block facing on Tenth Street. Fire Chief Dudley Young said early evidence, indicates the fire probably started. from' a pile of paint-rags' in .the body-.shop, lo- cated in the northeast corner of the 140 by 150 structure. Verle Bartgis, one 'of- the com- pany's executive salesmen, was among the first to.spot .the blaze. Bartgis .stepped- from the auto re- pair garage into the east portion of sprawling" structure about "I smelled the fire first, saw the smoke Bartgis said. "I rushed outside and yelled for' somebody to call "the-fire de- partment. About that time, some- body else ran past me hollering the same thing. By the time the firemen got here; it already had a good .Young looks like some of the employes-tried to fight the fire with extinguishers for a few moments" before the fire denart- ment was called. Some-people in the Evergreen Mills said-they saw the smoke several-minutes before the, alarm was "sounded. By' the time we got here, it was really Several employes paint and "body shop said they saw the fire tbe-same time, and attempted- to control- it. with fire extinguishers, but without success. Large quantities of inflammable material 'in the building' nrovided "the initial fuel for the. fire. The flames-rose quickly to the tar roof, then spread across the entire rbuilding, fanned by the wind. The back wall of the east section crumbled jnstffive minutes, after tbe fire-began. Burning oil, .gasoline, tires and (Continutd on Two) Jet Crashes In Thailand; 26 Are Killed BANGKOK, Thailand United-Arab Airlines jet with 26 persons aboard crashed into a jungle-covered mountain in cen- tral Thailand Thursday night and an American military search par- ty reported its first check today there were no survivors. Three .of the 18 passengers aboard the. British-built Comet IV were Virginia Gilbcrtson of Bradford Woods, Pittsburgh, Pa., her daughter Christine and her son Eric. The American family was en' route to the United States from Tokyo, where Mrs. Gilbertson's husband, Dennis, represents the the Blaw-Knox Steel Company of Pittsburgh. They had booked pas- sage on the plane at the last min- ute when their flight with another airline was cancelled. Gilbertson accompanied his family to- Hong Kong and had planned to return to. Tokyo today. Friends' in, Hong Kong said ho would" leave for Bangkok' tonight, Three Asian newsmen were re- ported aboard the crashed Comet, on their way to Cairo as guests of the 'United. Arab Republic govern- ment Several, other' .Tokyo and Hong Kong newsmen who were scheduled to make the trip to Cairo postponed. their departure at the last minute. The. jetliner flight originated in Tokyo with Cairo the final desti- nation after :stopovers in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bombay and Ku- wait. High'" temperature In Thursday wai K; low. Thursday night, 71; reading at 7 m. day, OKLAHOMA clondyi widely icatttrcd thiudershowen afterMoa, tonight and Satur- day; not fowarin Paulundle thU afternoon and extreme north to- night; tow tonight 65-75; high Saturday ia Mi. I   

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