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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Heird about identical twins who louked so much alike only their mother could tell them apart. early the kidrthemjelvw bscame confused at to which which and had to iik: ibrt Wim auK true) .itory.. Needles Keep Bugs From Biting You; Page 7, This Section Men Show For E.G. Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 148 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBERS, 1962 26 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Rain Gets Blame For Ada Crash Across Nation, Weather Creates Labor Day Hazard Rainy weather that brought the Ada area an.ad- ditional .6 inch of inoisture Friday and Friday night also had to bear partial blame for a car wreck north of the city to sound an ominus prelude to the opening of the Labor Day weekend. An attempt to make a quids stop on slippery SH 99. ended in a two-car accident Friday evening sending four persons to Valley View Hospital. All were treated for .cuts and bruises and released.. Shaken up in, the accident were Mrs. Ruby Doolin, 60, Route 3, Konawa; Mildred Bancaster, Route 3, Ada; Teresa Jo Shaw, Route. 3, Ada; and Jerry Breenden, 20, Ada., The accident occurred three miles north of Ada on SH 99 at p. m. during Friday night's rainfall. Highway Patrol Trooper Spike Mitchell, who investigated the ac- cident, said a car driven by Mrs. Ruby Doolin, 60, was struck from behind. by one driven by Jerry Breeden, 20. Ada. Mitchell said both cars were travelling north. Breeden smash ed into the -vehicle when Mrs. Doolin attempted to slow down for a car in her lane. Breeden was driving alone at the time. Mrs. Doolin had the "i iSirn Proves Top ir other two persons involved in the accident riding with her. Across the accidental deaths mounted swiftly on streets and highways. The National Safe- ty Council, said that unless the trend is reversed, the toll may set a record of more than 500 traffic deaths before the weekend is over. Three- grinding Ar- kansas, Minnesota and West Vir- clobbered wall.was the result when an automobile.rolled out of parking lot arid into the side of Jerry's Drive In Friday afternoon. About wai done. Staff Drive In! "Customer" Took Him At His Word Election Board's Head Manages To Stir Much Ire (AP) Clee Fitzgerald, a "sub- only a year ago, may, emerge as -the- top ..ruckus-maker of the J. Howard Edmpndsoh administration not count- ing the governor of course; The 42: year. old .'.Fitz- gerald had: si new. furor j jona Woodhef (Woody) Sweatt> started was .owner of one of the oldest busi- keepirig an He seemed close I to ..'wiping Lout Sweatt Dies Satur Jr.. ,H- The car a hole in; the swell the-total-in the'early hours of the three-day holiday. A -cold front stretching from the southern Great Plains to New England touched off widespread showers and thundershowers that added to the normal hazards -of crowded highway travel. The breakdown of holiday fatali- ties: traffic 79, boating deaths 0, drownings 0 and miscellaneous ac- An unexpected drive-in visitor cost Jerry's Drive In, 705 South Mississippi, an estimated Friday afternoon. Police said Buell Bishop Jack- son, Route 2, park- ed his car in front of the adjoin- ing Sports Stop liquor, store. .The empty .car rolled backward toward and plunged into the concrete block north wall, just below a'large window. The window was-unbroken'. However; the impact separated the entire corner of the building of. the structure, -.off'its foundation. .'.The-. car .was-left .'holding building the south-on the downhill, gra'dtpropped.Tip nnr! nlimtfpd infn f-ho TinT-fhuaoK Ka- ;it to repair the damage. The restaurant .will remain open while repairs are made. in Muncipa Court with improper -parking driving -while intoxicated, illega .transportation-, of .an open- bottle of pri- forfeited'' bone on each-'char'gey a1 cidental deaths 82. 3 for the total of The record traffic toll for a La- bor Day weekend was 461 in 1951. Last year's toll of 386 marked only .tha third time in. 12 years that the count dropped below 400. The lowest traffic toll for the La- bor Day holiday in recent years was 246 in 1946. For comparative purposes, the Associated Press made a nation- wide count of accidental deaths in the 78-hour non-holiday period from 6 p.m. local time Friday, Aug. 17 to Monday midnight, Aug. 20, There were 256 .traffic deaths. Massive Air Exercises Unfolds Across Land WASHINGTON (AP) More .tires" military. than jet interceptors and bombers will engage in mock combat over a 14-million-square- mile arena Sunday in "Exercise Sky Shield EL" This will be.a training .exercise for -the North' American 'Air De- fense Command's manned fight- ers and missile defense (by simu- lation' against bombers of the Strategic Air Command. None .of the participating planes will car- ry nuclear weapons, the .Defense Department aid. It is intended to prove neither :hat the -SAC attacking norce nor 43 boating fatalities, 54 drownings ter. and 85 deaths from miscellaneous causes for a total'of 438. The safety council said-the traf- iie NORAD'defending force is bet-- fie toll averages 330 for a 78-hour late summer nonholiday weekend. The six victims of Arkansas' multiple death crash perished when two- cars collided head on Friday night in .a driving rain- (Continued on Page Two) But it will prove one thing: that the civilian economy of the United States ..and Canada can .geV along without- commercial air transpor- tation for 5% hours. Beginning at 2 p.m., all ommercial and pri- vate aircraft in.49'.states, arid .Can- ada will be grounded, while the sky is turned over to the 'vast training exercise-of the two coun- Hawaii .will not be affected an the -grounding period in Alask will be only' 3Vc' hours. Grounding: of -all- but participa ing.military-aircraft- is necessar because'.'the-fighters-'and bomber will''be -.using' electronic -counte measures, against .-radar, and com Radar ,ari'd radio -ar vital-, in -the nyigtion of'.comme'r cil and private aircraft. period, -mor than commercial flights ie United States .-and about1.i; in. Canada will be. grounded., I addition, hundreds of flights-nor mally made .on a Sunday" :b mv'e fliers will be impossible While the exercise- area .re'ache up into polar regions arid -far ,nto .the Atlantic.'. and Pacifi oceans, the public will see .littl of the spectacle. There will be glimpses o lenemy" bombers darting in., a et speed and low.altitude radar-detection and fighter-inter :eptors racing to meet them.' School Begins Wednesday For Ada Students With.enrollment out of the way, school students can look for- ward to a'.happy first-day of 'school Wednesday. All. elementary grades, Supt.' Rex- ,0.: .has announced; will 'meet -.at their respective schools for a full and home high students meet .-in at Junior their first-hour classes '.at and run through a- quick series- of six 25 'minute's each. No school that afternoon.. High .school sophomores-.meel in- the auditorium at 9; a. m.; juniors at seniors-at 11. Al students meet in -their first-hour classes at 1 p.m. and go through Ihe six 20 minutes; each, five' classes.: Total enrbllmerit-ij.Morrison "ie- jorts, is this J 'rom.last year. The report by Schools is as follows: 178, up 6; Hayesv243, up'6; ngton, 364, up 5; Willardv 326, 95, up 1. Junoor high, '62. Se'n- or high, 561, up 69. the ruckus-making.record -set; ear- lier .in the Edmondson! administra- tion by Joe J.'..iLelarid .Washbburne and Norman Reynolds Jr; .Euss, Fuss attorney and .veteran behind-the-scenes litical campaigner; has. been in one fuss after another since. Ed- mondson appointed, him chairman oP the' state "Election Board', on Sept. 14, 1961. The latest reached'a climax Fri- day afternoon when- Fitzgerald played a Dda Sallisaw, as secrc- :ary of the.Sequoyah County.Elec- tion Board. Oops! Fine Deal This is Sen. Ray Fine's territory, and Fine didn't waste any time tearing into the Edmondson ap- pointee. "Clee Fitzgerald never has been anything "a-1 Republican and he's done" more for. the Re- publican Party than.anyone in .the Fine pointed, out Fitzgerald' is an'interim appointment who'must be confirmed by the Senate early next continue in office. ..Not One Vote He "won't i'" and added "If -he's confirmed, -I'll resign from the state Fitzgerald .answered that a crime bureau report showed parent irregularities in: the. Black- gum precinct of .Sequoy'ah County during last May's .primaries, and Lackey was fired for not following the state board's .instruction -to make a thorough examination. and take appropriate action: He a Democrat but that "doesn't keep me from doing my duty 'as I see- fit." Check! And he added, "If the Democrats want to ignore things like Black- gum, then I'll -check- it -to 'Lackey's 'dismissal, caused --J. Wagner to re- sign in anger Sequoyah County 'Election Board. Fitzgerald has let investigations, uproars, in -such counties as Musko'gee, Haskell, Mclntosh, McCurtain; Cherokee (Continutd on Page. Two) Dr. M. L Lewis Dies At Dallas; Add Rites Set nessesjnAda still under-the same management, died :at m, Saturday m a local hospital IBs death-concluded an'' illness of a year's duration Mr. Sweatt 'first dry cleaning in here in 1905'from Waxahacbe, Tex, and opened the business the same year The firm was first established :in' the 100.block on.East Mainv.'and. he: moved to the present _ location. 302 Born. In the well-liked, geniai'-businessman at-; tended' elementary school. ,and was graduated from high school: there. 'were.'Eichard; Van Buren' Josephine Marchbanks Sweatt; Mr. Sweatt. served as vice .chair-': man of Board during the administrations of three governors was a past president1'of "the State 'Dry Cleaners "In" fact 'he led the campaign, to'.secure legis- the setting ..up such an association.. JOHN SWBATT A deacon in the First Christian 'Church, he was a member of- the Howard-Maxey Post of the-Ameri- can. Legion, the Yeterans of. For-" eign Wars -and of Commerce; veteran .of World 'of the -Ada .Lodge', -and the consistbry at McAlester. His were hunting and fishing. K. Claude who came to Ada a year -after Mh Sweatt and opened a business many-a. deer, hunts, together as well" as fishing expeditions..' Later Mr. Pitt work- ed for Mr. Sweat 18 years; Mr. .'Sweatt Van Meter' were Guthrie Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesj '..'I day in the chapel of Criswell'-Fu- neral Home.- Rev. Fred Miller; former pastor and'.Kev. Amos W. of- the Ada.'First .Christian will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Ceme- tel7- The: family that those who desire may- send- contribu- tibns 'to Christian Church Memorial'or: the" Oklahoma" Medi- cal Research Foundation' Fund instead" Mr. Sweatt wife, Mary Ellen- a -daughter, iMrs. Jerry Howard, Sweatt Jr., all of five .grand- children. OKLAHOMA Partly through Sunday night; few thun- dershowers tonight and in east early Sunday; little "warmer most sections Sunday; .low. to- night Sunday 84-921. High temperature in Ada Sat- urday was 86, following a Friday- night low of '-68; reading'ait 5- >.m. Rainfall for: he period ending at 7 a.m. Saturday was .6 inch. Dr.' M. L. prominent physician in; Ada; died .Saturday, -.after- noon, following a long" illnesslf. Services will ,be -held; in the Christ Episcopal Dallas, at a. :m. Monday .with .Rev. Sertrara Smith At a.'m. Tuesday, .graveside services will be'c'onducted at Rose- dale Cemetery'in-Ada.- Dr: Lewis was a'son of-alpioneer Ada Lewis. He-' -was. 'associated with; various doctors 'leaving; for Texas about six years I" Two area. They-are-Dr.: Miles ;tewis Jr. -and The death' occurred- at; approxi- mately the Dallas By ERNEST THOMPSON. The lAda Community .Theatre'.is solvent.- .For the first.time in two years, the local. theatre'group is com- pletely; .out of ..debt; President. Ed Bell and executive, boardi member Tr'oy Melton pulled, off the coup .last week re- tirement'of bonds sold to-various Ada. patrons. -Some --of "the -bond cepted -patron's tickets. cash, according Director Jeanne Adams ;Wray.. 'A.C.T; went into -debt' to. of most, of -which Was iised to'conv struct the, giant .j stage at .the Win-'J tersmith- "P.a r k'._ A'lri The .bonds'..were scheduled 'to; be retired in 1963, but A.C.T. did it Jeanne Wray a full year ahead of .-time. Mrs. Wrayv noted Saturday: "We're -finally out of debt, but we would like to go -right back in: We're sort.of accustomed to'that ialbatross around our AClT. is now to building its own-theatre.Tlie building- been, biting- for. spme: but oon .Typhoon Wanda'swooped down on this-ref- ugee crowded British colony Sat- urday and "in a few nightmarish hours -left at least 39'persons dead, 13 injured and more "than-ib.OOO homeless.'- Rescue, workers still' digging Democrats Set Area Meeting Here debt it; was not seriously considered -until "now. welcome" anybody's .sug- .witb estions" land ..'or -buildingppreciation Wray-added: The. soon- and theJocaU.thespians. are 1 a .Vhbme." -Last, yea'r, Medical and Surgical cCiinicJ Ac- quaintances .here isaidkpDr. Lewis ha'd been'-'-Jn for time.. the- productions a .year A.C.T. occupied probably: the.Ada High; School thisZ'sea- _ The -schexJule- will' be announced-, soon.: .-t .'Democrats, will rally round the flag in .Ada on .September 8... A Fourth p'istrjct' meeting -of the..party faithful .is scheduled-at p. m. 'on that' date :'-in! .the balkoom of. .the Student. Union. Building on campus. _ '.The. meeting cinct county of- "icers and a'.hos't 'of-'other 'digni- taries." Among "them will-, be''Sen- ator, Robert Mike ;C6ngressmari- 'Tom Steed, .State Chairmani-Gene Mc- Gill, District M. -Wil- coxson -and'-District" According.to Jones; county >arty purpose ol the .meetingds plans, arid-.'orgaiuzaOon'.o! the-.party- for. the" -.upcoming; fall Area also make an all'.-.but'-effort.'for ;the fuhd..raising drive which culmi- th the ion on --Septem- in Oklahoma City's Muriici-; pal is a per plate -affair. !The-first Adam-splitting '.gave us been, able to control. (Copr. Gen. and. homes late Saturday-night fearet the death toll could be doubled be- fore .their, grim task-was compld ad._ lilt-was the most destructive ty phbon-.tq" hit Hong Kong in a quar unestimated i expected'to run into millions o" dollars. The Royal. Observatory .sail Wanda .drenched the colony, whid had been suffering its wors drough't-in 50 years, j.vith six'inch es of rain .in 16 hours. 'Wanda.'s. .-savage .wit an hour also triggered'a six-foot, tide'.tha left half, of .Shatin, a -small "satel lite town neat; the :Chinese Com munist under water. Sha tin's fire station was-, flooded 'to the roof, and -more-than f.OOO.refu gees -huddled' wind-whipped -.railroad.' f Wanda churnedOKong -Kong's us- ually -placid picture-postcard, har "a--raging.'cauldron' tha sent. three, freighters aground, .tore.'sevenT.o'aiers'loose from their'niooririgs and swampct orj.s'ankiluncountedll'hundreds; o sampans, junlds.Iahd otherismal Most of- the; lam were refugees from Co'nimunis -.fishing; yillage shacks. were inundated. huts clinging- 'Hong Kong's sheer I hillsides, were swept 'away by. Europeans and oth- er suffered wise- spread 'damage-to injuries." Hundreds i of.: windows were blown .outs of ment overlooking --''the larbor." Wanda also near-; jy Portuguese colony "of Macao ;utr caused -only minor damage :here'before striking.the southern coast t weakened to galejforce.'.Broad- casts from mention of The rumble of trucks, men and equipment was heard -in Ada Saturday morning as members" of Ada's 4th Howitzer Battalion, 79th convoyed, into' 'town after two weeks" of inten- sive annual training at Fort The first .five. days ol '-the- camp was spent training-various- sections for the four-day" ex- ercise. The unit underwent 'evaluation..., Commander Maj., .Walter: Giffprd, Ada, .reported... the training" a complete success. a good rating BACK of the -4th Howitier Battalion, 79th Artillery, returned home Saturday after two weeks of lummer camp training at Ft. Sill. Here several .men unload, personal articles-from their can .the Ada Reserve armory.'Ueft to7 rightMre Charles SFC Clayton Pryor, Tishomlngo; and PFC Dave P' Headquarters Battery and .Service Battery located in-Ada training'there arrived around .from-thrw They completed training Fri- different' .states -'Oklahoma, day, after ending four days of Artansas, %par- '-field-'exercises'.1 ticipated in'the''''exercilses'; 'and' thhik it was one" of the during the two weeks best annual camps we have ever Corps Artillery, and were-rated y second highest over-all in train-., .actenaea' T. fliit' .of, nine units: and' 164 enUsted men attended the .camp. Most of the. ..men returned in'trucks. {Several canie back in cars. The soldiers; fired, some .380 Bounds of 'ammunition -from Sunday found" the re- big; howit-. ceived-a'high- performance'rat-- ing. Tuesday tactical motqn marchs across.trainingjfieldstwithout th'e aid .of Men of one backs. One Twenty-seven-batialion'officers Photographs Are Lacking; Gastro Raves WASHINGTON" Authoritative sources .said Saturday the U.S; govern- ment has strong eye-witness evidence- of Cuban sh'ooting at-a TJ: S. Navy plane Thurs- but' no "photographs.. Trirne.Minjster FidetCas- as .absolutely false.; White. 'House t v small __ believed to ;be fired at the U. S. patrol-craft in Interna- tional waters, '15 miles Cuba'sinorthern coast. Department: press officer Joseph' W. 'Reap '-'stood- White .House announcement .and denied. Castro's renewed charge of aggressive designs by the' United informants 'this" 'On .Routine Flight. .'fThe two-engined Navy'.' plane.onanned by three jeseryjsts, was on" a .-routine training flight. Thursday, afternoon when it spot ted the two small .ships on its ra- dar., JThe United. States has been keeping a close watch for Soviet shipments to Cuba, and, the Araer- ican plane swooped near for a closer look. FJMng Here. point that ..the '.Butwh' erf'they repprt- incident higher .U. thorities.at The plane had; not been hit: One of 'the crewirien.saic! .he bad-heard the sound "of guns .on the craft but this'.claim was'.doubted by. in- vestigators because" of. the, noisa created by. the plane's piston en- Also, the U. S. plane ..was not outfitted with photographic gear, and -the .crewmen presented no pictures of .the shooting.; Aid the guns "Were not Busing, easily. -seen tracer, the iu'ers. acknowl- .After intensive 'interrogation, -the -higher -.authorities Were convinced beyond reasonable doubt.'that the .Navy airmen were telling" a .straight-.-'-story; -What ;as conclu- sive evidence came' on' details sup- plied by- the ,'fliers from .their close-in observation. Saw Guns ..._ "While their exact distance from was not- released, tba airmen >were "said to have been close... enough _to- see, seamen .us- ng' the shoulder '.fittings of guns about' :26mih. or SCNialiber size mounted on' the decks of the boats. Two; of -the- three crewmen said hey saw flashes-from the muzzles aimed in .their direc- io'n.'.., ;_ in Nor- he could not certain the attackers were Cuban. Quick .'Decision U.S. officials, were to assess the shooting as a he-moment' response by Castro seamen keyed their leader's (Continued on PageVTwo) Suffers Three Gunshot Wounds An .Ada woman and eriously jwounded, by another Fri- iay night in a Hammond Heights afe: V-, Jean was sted at Valley flew Hospital'Saturday, with gun- hot wounds in the lungs, shoulder and-hand. Mrs. 'Gwendolyn Black, bfficerj sfie fired a broken :Mrs. victim a 125 three through about Hills Cafe, north of the dty.:   

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