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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             On wheat quotas: Why not have government pay newspapers the cost of i couple of page ads every day, if we agree to run two extra pages with no ads. It would stabilize Income and give us room to write what we think of controls. New Faces Show In Tishomingo Schools, Page 3 Reds Keep In Race With Win, See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 147 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Highway Death Touches Off Patrol Road Block By JOHN BENNETT The highway death of a 41- year-old Asher area resident set off a nine-patrol' car block- ade Thursday night after man was killed three miles west of Asher on SH 39. Fred Arthur Pierce, 41, who was lying across the highway evidently died after he was struck by an automobile driven by Johnnie Virgil Williams, 44, Roff. The accident occurred at ap- proximately p.m. His death was first reported as a hit-and-run accident by Williams, who left the scene temporarily to call Potta- watomie County Sheriff's office. Williams said he topped the crest of the hill but did not see the body until it was too late to avoid hitting it. He told' the officers on the telephone, he believed Pierce had been the victim of a hit- and-run accident. A passing motorist, H. L. Staples, Midwest City, stayed with the body, until Williams returned with Highway Patrol officers. Highway Patrol Trooper Cell Howell, however, said after making an investigation at the scene and talking with Williams that apparently, he -was the only motorist to hit Pierce. Howell said Pierce was lying on the south lane of the east- west highway when he was killed. He said Pierce's vehicle was parked on the shoulder of the road nearby. Officers could offer no ex- why Pierce was on the highway. They said he appar- ently had not been drinking. In- vestigation showed his vehicle had transmission trouble. How- ever his body was not stretched beneath the automobile, which was parked well off the side of the highway. According to Howell, Williams was travelling east when his car. hit the body 300 feet below the crest of a hill. Williams told -officers he did not see the body. There were no skid marks visible, said Howell.. Two Florida youths en route to Oklahoma' University substan- tiated Williams' story. They said he may have been blinded by lights from their vehicle approaching from the opposite lane. The youths noticed the body on the opposite side of the road as they drove past. But they said they were unable to halt the Williams vehicle in time. The two boys said Williams, was not travelling at an exces- sive rate of speed. Williams made the hit-and-run- report.. Nine patrol cars set up .a road block on all highways lead- ing into the scene of the acci- dent. When the' circumstances were fully revealed, .the road block was called off: Pierce farmed near Asher. There was evidence' that he had been fishing was probably en 'route home when he-developed car trouble. Williams was admitted to Valley View Hospital suffering from shock..A friend drove him to the hospital. Pottawatomie County officers, said charges would probably not be filed against Williams. Williams is a- game ranger for Pontotoc County. Priest Fears Riots, Calls Off Classes BURAS, La. pastor of Our Lady of Good Harbor Cath- olic church unexpectedly called off classes today in the desegregated church school 20 minutes before the third day of classes was to start. The Rev. Christopher Schneider he feared violence. About 100 persons were milling outside the-brick school building which enrolled five Negroes Wednesday and became the first desegregated parochial elemen- tary school in Louisiana. Father Schneider, a member of the Franciscan order, read a short statement to newsmen: "There is no school today be- cause of numerous threats of phys- ical violence and fear of insuffi- cient police protection." The five Negroes who attended classes -the first day of school itaycd home Thursday. Only 25 white children attended the school Thursday. Last year the school had an enrollment of about 340. Excommunicated political lead- er Leander H. Perez Sr., said he would go to the school today to apeak to the white demonstrators who have milled outside the build- ing protesting desegregation. (Continued on Page Two) You Think You Got Troubles! Problems science cannot deal The Ada Evening News faithful Associated Press ticker went hay- wire this morning, prompting us to call Oklahoma City to see how come. This sad story was related: 1) It is raining like it was about to go out of style in Oklahoma City. 2) The Oklahoma Publishing KennedyPutsSignature To Communication Bill WASHINGTON Kennedy signed the communica tions satellite bill today, setting u] the legal framework for a private ly owned corporation to handle this country's part in a global net work for messages and pictures He said the'space system wil provide benefits for all people an< "contribute to world peace am understanding." A large group of top officials and congressmen surrounded the President as he used 15 pens to sign the bill. Kennedy said the new law, cause of a long controversy in Congress, provides "many safe- guards to protect the public inter- Company, landlord to the Asso- ciated Press, is undergoing some construction. 3) Thus, the roof of the Asso- ciated Press is leaking. 4) That means there was water all over the place, including on the machines t that transmit the news to Ada' and other state points. 5) This, in turn, caused the transmission tape to get all soggy, -breaking, and generally besnarl- ing the wires. And they couldn't understand we were drought, both news and weather, down in this part of the country. "No single 'company or group will have the power to dominate the he said in a statement. "The general public, the com munications industry, and the fed- eral government all- will have a voice. All will contribute their re- sources and all may reasonably hope to benefit" Outlining benefits expected from the satellite system, Kennedy said there will be "vastly increased capacity to exchange information cheaply and reliably with all parts of the world by telephone, tele- graph radio and television." "The ultimate he said, "will be to encourage .and facili- tate world trade, travel education, entertainment and the many kinds of professional, political and per- sonal discourse which are essen- tial to healthy human relation- ships and international under- standing." The controversial bill, which tied up the Senate for weeks in a filibuster by liberals who called it a giveaway, landed on the President's desk Monday when the House passed it 371-10. The bill, which was the version stopped finally passed by the Senate and Strikers, Railroad Have Talk Chicago's Confused As Transportation Is All Snarled Up CHICAGO (AP) Lead- ers of the strike-bound Chi- cago and North Western Railway the striking Order of'Railroad' Telegra- phers .met today in a third floor hotel' dining room. to discuss ttieir dispute at a federal mediator's urging. The management and union ex- ecutives. sat down with poker- faces for the closed door meeting with Francis A. O'Neill Jr., of the National Mediation Board. "An Obligation" Before the session, O'Neill com- mented to .newsmen, "Both sides lave an obligation to settle this strike." .He said a lengthy strike would hurt both, .sides because the public only client, and can place much of its business else- where. However, conferees indicated little hope that, the walkout .of some telegraphers and idling of North Western employes could be ended, before next week. The stoppage Friday, made .a ghost carrier of the big Midwest- ern rail system, third largest in the nation. 'All Irabu Stop The strike halted all trains on the miles of tracks used by the railroad in nine Midwestern states. Members of other rail un- ions, refused- to cross the teleg- raphers' picket lines. Twenty daily long-run' trains and 180 commuter runs were daily Steel Executives Defy Senators a? Fail To Show Despite Subpoenas concurred in -by the House; was very close to'what the President asked for. The first of its kind in the history of American- private enterprise, eventually will put into orbit a network of satellite relay stations that can send messages and televisions pictures instantly to any point on the globe. These satellites will be the descendents .of the experimental Telstar, which already has showed t is possible to send clear tele- vision pictures across the Atlantic. The Kennedy administration, after many months of backstage talks, decided that the corporation o control this operation should be a private one, with Half-the stock owned by existing communica- ions companies and half owned by the general public at a hare. The President will appoint or- ;anizers of the company to get started, and therein lies the nique quality of this corporate etup. It is the first time the gov- rnment has set out to organize a company that will be privately wned and return a profit to its wners. (Continued on Page Two) muters-in the Chicago area who rode the-trains from suburbs.to and from work, scrambled for other means of transportation. Traffic Jam There rail lines and expressways.- Car pools-and even -.helicopters helped get the commuters on their way. "About freight cars, 417 passenger cars and 750 diesel lo- comotives stood idle. The railroad estimated its loss of revenue at a day of the strike and the loss of payroll to employes at million a week. Like A Tomb Contempt Citations May Follow; Kefauver Blasts Quartet; Sets Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) Top executives of four big steel companies defied subpoenas today from the Senate Antitrust subcommittee, failing to appear and produca data on production costs. Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., the subcommittee chair- man, denounced their refusal to appear as willful and premeditated contempt of Congress. He recommended subcommittee cite the steel executives for contempVThe subcommittee was expect- ed to go into closeiTsession to decide whether to do so. The four companies. Republic, Nation- al and have challenged.the subcommittee's jurisdiction and.contended the subpoenaed cost data is confidential information. Contempt citations would have to approved not only by Ke- fauver's subcommittee, but by the full Senate Committee; its-1 parent by the Sen SCHOOL TIME With coming of school, are pretty busy, of their dutiti being the gathering of itate text booki for uie in the coming year from .the office of the 'county superintendent.' Here, Lonnie-Abbot, principal of Homer school, gathers textbooks classes, which begin September, 4. -Recording-the number end type of books drawn eountyfsuperintendent, Norman ty superintendent. (NEW.'v Stiff Photo by John "Farmers' Strike" Campaign Spreads Across Corn Belt CORNING, Iowa ior- ganized drive -to apply trade union The normally bustling North les to farnf has Denials Draw Challenge From Probing Senator WASHINGTON Carl High temperature in Ada Thursday was 96; low Thursday night, 75; reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 77. OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness northwest, partly cloudy east and south, widely scattered showers, a few thund- erstorms this afternoon, cooler northwest half; partly cloudy, widely scattered thunder-showers tonight and Saturday; cooler, tonight; cooler east and south, little warmer Panhandle Satur- day; low tonight 58 northwest to T. Curtis, R-Neb., challenged to- day denials that Billie Sol Estes got favored treatment from top- level Agriculture Department of- ficials. Senators investigating .cotton acreage allotment deals by the Pecos, Tex., promoter, said Thurs- day their hearings proved the Ag- riculture Department is ripe for. a structural overhaul. As the Senate Investigations sub- committee called ..Undersecretary of Agriculture Charles S. Murphy for a third day' of questioning, Curtis suggested poor manage- ment couldn't be the 'entire an- swer. "I cannot escape the feeling that somewhere in the top manage- ment of agriculture someone did respond to the gift-giving, free- wheeling, influential Billie Sol Es- tes to give him treatment far be- yond what .any other farmer in the United States would Cur- tis said.- Curtis said he could not believe that'the alleged influence deals of Estes resulted, only because the agency is "so'unwieldy that prob- lems and even scandals were bound to occur." the record shows that Estes had'been fined-for his Alabama cotton.acreage allotment manipulations because they had been labeled as a'scheme involv- ing "representations to the govern- ment that are not true" and wound up "not up only elevated to a.high position but ie-had :all. of the. at- lerition that was given to him." The subcommittee took luncheon' recess.-after Curtis also' contended that' a departmental strategy designed to smoke but he truth'about'Estes' deals was 'ull-of loopholes. Western station, the carrier's gen- eral headquartersc, was like a iomb. Lights were dimmed and restaurants, snack shops and news stands' were closed. One ticket window remained per- sons wishing to cash in tickets. There were no horse players waiting for the special trains to Arlington Park, but there were more- than at the track. Hundreds of commuters :said they drove miles to board other suburban lines. Passengers stood in many coaches and Chicago Transit Authority elevated trains were packed. Extra Helicopters Two additional helicopter flights were added during the rush hour, from O'Hare International Airport on the far northwest side to Megis Field .on Lake Michigan near The Loop. On a Milwaukee Railroad train from .nearby .a conductor gave up trying to collect -fares when he was unable to push through crowded aisles. across, the Midwest belt.'' The National Farmers Organi- zation arguing .that farm- ers are the most underpaid groilp in America, has launched a pro- gram to engage food processors in collective bargaining. To back up its demands for con- tracts with processors to- assure farmers a-fixed -price'.for their products, members, of the NFO have agreed to hold livestock, and grain from markets starting Sat- urday. No contracts have been signed. The NFO on three previous'oc- casions has held livestock; pri- marily hogs, from markets. Its leaders claimed success in 1959, 1960 and again last year. Market- ing officials said: there'was little noticeable affect. Little success also was foreseen on the latest and most-ambitious of the organization's holding ac- tions. Rival farm leaders and- proces- sors say the NFO .does not have the strength or -support of nonr members to put the 'campaign icross.' NFO President Oren Lee Staley contends his group controls 25 to 30 per cent of the agricultural pro- duction needed to .make its. bar- gaining tactics The NFO has members .in 15 but refuses ,tp. reveal, -its membership figures. .Staley-'says "Our membership strength is par of our bargaining.-power. give away your .strategy.' Best, estimates-are that the NFO las between and'. members paying out'of a con- verted store in'this Iowa town 01 was born in 1955 as a dirl The Grain Threatened strike threatened gram shipments-from-the Great Plains to flour inills in Minneapolis. Manufacturers served only by North Western rail .facilities moved their must-shipments by truck to and from plants. Much of the normal movement of in- dustrial and farm' supplies was delayed or halted: George E. Leighty, president of the telegraphers, said.there is not 'a Chinaman's chance" of a quick settlement.. He said any settlement depended on Ben W. Heineman, North Western chair- man. Leighty.-noting the North West- ern has reported a deficit so far this year, commented: "I guess Calypso Drummers Hail Freedom In Trinidad PORT OF. SPAIN, Trinidad-To- so songs of African origin. bago islanders of Trin- idad and Tobago momentarily muted., their'steel drums and ca- lypso songs early today to solemn- ly raise, the flag of independence over the Americas' newest nation. The two southernmost islands of the -West Indies rang down -165 years of British rule.', in-a quiet midnight ceremony in the floodlit forecourt of Red' House, the gov- ernment building, before citizens'and guests. It was.'a subdued beginning as an independent member of the British Commonwealth for the Caribbean islands known for their (Continued on Page Two) steel bands and improvised calyp- Hours before, the bands and singers had been turned off the streets as many islanders flocked to religious services conducted by a Roman Catholic archbishop, an Anglican bishop, a Protestant pas- tor, a Moslem sheikh and a Hindu priest. Representatives of 35 other na- the United States, the" Soviet Union and nessed the ceremony. The new nation's .prime minis- ter-, Dr.: Eric, Williams, has said the islands' citizens and square miles will remain "unequivocally west of the Iron Curtain." farmer movement protesting low hog prices. Jay Loghry, a 55-year-old-feed salesman who had lost farm in the depression, launched the organization by calling together interested farmers at Carl, Iowa. Thirty-five fanners attended. Hogs 'were selling for .12 cents-a cents more than farm- ers receivedJn 1940. Within two years NFO members numbered Staley, 39, a Rea, Mo., has.been WO president for nearly seven years. NFO members also belong to other farm organizations, princi- pally the American. Farm Bureau Federation! Neither the Farm Bureau nor the National Farmers Union fa- vors 'holding commodities from market, to boost prices. ate-itself. would up to'the'" Jus- tice Department to deckle wheth- er to-.submit "the citation to t grand jury_. In event of a grand jury indict- ment, .the case would go. to trial. The steel executives who were subpoenaed but failed-to appear re: Bethlehem Steel Corp.: A. B. Homer, chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer; Edmund. Martin, president, Frank R. Brugler, comptroller. Republic Stee! Thomas F. Fatten, president; and George M. Feiel, vice president and comptroller; National Sief.Corp.V.Thomas E. Millsop, chairman of the-board, and George Stinsbn, secretary.' Armco Steel Corp.: Logan T. Johnston, president, and D. E. Reichelderfer, vice president, .fi- nance. Contempt of Congress is punish- able by a fine or a year's imprisonment, or both. The companies, unlike eight j other major steel producers, have declined so far to submit detailed unit cost figures in-response to.! subpoenas issued .by the subcom- mittee. Kefauver said he would seek to have them cited for contempt if they persisted in their refusal, Subpoenas were issued last April after major steel producers announced, a .short-lived price increase that-was rescinded after President Kennedy threw the full weight of the government against it..' Kefauver said at the time that production cost figures were es- sential to an intelligent evaluation of the need for .price increases.' The steel companies contend disclosure of their unit costs would damage them competitive- ly, both at home and abroad. Traffic Charges JamJP's Docket Traffic charges again filled th< docket of Justice of the Peace Bert Bailiff's- court as the High way Patrol cracked down on vio- lators. Charged with speeding in the nighttime were1 Meredith Dean Potts, Ada, Kenneth Cleo Fike Ada, Harold Brown .Jenkins, .Charles L. Bennings, Camden, Ark., .Travis M. Keeler, Purcell, and William 0. Slaton, Shawnee. Also charged were Harvey Le- roy Leslie; Ada, no driver's li- cense; Hardy Monroe Nichols, Ada, no driver's license; Richard Lee Hoover, Sapulpa; improper Andrew Giddens, Har- ris, driving on the left "side in. a marked zone. Appeals To NATO On Cuba Do Some Good 72 southeast; 83-93. high Saturday By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON (AP) U. S. sources.said today American ap- peals to NATO allies to discourage Dommunist. bloc shipments to Cuba have met with limited but generally satisfactory response. The United States brought up the Cuban question at'North At- lantic Treaty .Organization Coun- cil meetings in Paris. It intends to do so again soon, in .view of new wave of Russian ship- ments. A larger number of Western vessels reportedly are carrying cargoes to Cuba for the Russians. President Kennedy said Wednes- day NATO' should consider steps to-discourage-this. The U.S. pitch is expected .to continue in" a low key, for several reasons.'. One is tha t if Washington" pre- sents'its ..concern Fidel. Cas- tro's regime as a NATO question, then other NATO members may claim their pet problems also are affairs of the alliance. Portugal, for instance, would have liked NATO help to save Goa from India. .Another is the economic- 'and legal- questions posed in .other countries by any prospective action. against Cuba. Thus, U.S. diplomats have been hringing-up-the-Cuban-matter for discussion with the them the U.S. view of the problem that the NATO flag'ships will stop than presenting a set of demands for NATO .action.. U.S; informants, who reported this said the NATO countries have kept a watchful, eye on shipments from their Countries to Cuba.-The Allies were said to-..have steps to .hehV-avoid-transshipment of American.replacement parts to Cuba and to curb any flow of strategic.goods. But. there "is 'little-expectation i NATO under'charter to calling! at-Cuban ports, and U.S. sources said the United States is not .proposing this. Here are some reasons they'cited: .1. maritime countries of ..Western Europe..c6unt on mer: chant fleets as major" money earn- ers and are-reluctant-to interfere with .thfem. 2..The cargoes being carried to Cuba by vessels-v flying Jla'gs of the Russians, are believed to con- sist of economic goods. A number of Russian vessels are reported carrying the arms aid to Cuba. 3. The type.of economic items sent to Cuba are not be- lieved .to. fall .within the list, of strategic goods banned by .the West from shipment to Iron Cur- tain countries. 4. The; United' States itself per- mits .shipments of medicines to Cuba. Bulletin WASHINGTON The Senate Antitrust subcommittee recommended today that four big steel companies and nine of their top executives be cited for contempt of CongreM. Oklahoma Farmers Vote No STILLWATER 
                            

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