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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Between politics and football, and the fact that both of them descended on us all in one big chunk this weekend, we're thinking more and more of being a Hermit. Trouble Is, someone would fry to start a Hermit's Club Retail Sales Show Increase Here, Page 11 Football? We Got Plenty Of That In Special Sections ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 48 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY 5 Crashes Leave Two a when the windshield was shattered, showering his face with t.iied" oVweVp.vement and banged into highway patrol glass. Here's th. way the patrol ear auto (above) was a close call for trooper Spike Mitchell, unusual accident, in which a truck "fish- Ishmael Graves, Callie Ferguson Suffer Injuries By W. I, KNICKMEYER .Four. accidents were" re- ported by city police, in a little more than .three hours Friday! Injured in one of the ac- cidents was.Ishmael Graves, 66, 418 West Sixth. He was treated at Valley. View Hos- pital for a possible fracture of a left rib.' A fifth'accident, at p. m. Friday, injured Mrs. Callie J. Ferguson, 62, 422 East Ninth, "an employe of Continental. Can Co. She was treated for contusions A Narrow Escape Ada Patrolman's Car Crashes By JOHN BENNETT Highway Patrolman Spike Mitchell of Ada, who probably has investigated hundreds of automobile accidents involving serious injury, had a narrow escape himself Friday night when his patrol car was involv- ed in an odd crash near Allen. The windshield of his car shattered in his face after Mitchell's patrol car was struck by a skidding truck. The force of the unusual collision "ex- ploded" the windshield and splinters of glass showered over the trooper's face. Mitchell was treated at Valley View Hospital and released after some glass was removed from his right eye. There was appar- bridge. Apparently' McDonald in the patrol car He was travel- b applied the brakes causing the ling with Mitchell to Allen on a _. i--i_ i. HA wns.nnt.iniiired. ently no permanent damage. An investigating .patrolman blamed, a rain-slickened and oily highway in part for the which occurred on SH 12 two miles west of Allen at about p. m. during a light rain- fall. Highway Patrol Lt. G. B. Schulze, Durant, said Mitchell was travelling east toward Allen. Mitchell apparently stopped and pulled partly off the road when he saw a' truck approaching, on the other the bridge. Schulze said the truck, driven by. J. .H. McDonald; 62, Allen, hit a slick spot caused by water and oil about 90 feet from the vehicle to tailspin. The left rear of the heavy truck smashed the patrol car on the drivers side. The truck then spun past' Mitchell's car and turned around in the road 35 feet away from the' impact. Neither McDonald nor his passenger, Joe 61, At- wood, were injured. The -two men work for on the Gilcrease lease near Allen. They were en route to deliver' oil field supplies to a well near Jesse. Virgil county game, ranger, was .a'-p'assenger of the right leg at Valley (NEWS Staff Photo) View. Mrs. Ferguson was reportedly struck by a car. at the intersection of Main anil OaL However, po- lice had no record of the acci- dent. Starts Early The quick "firing of wrecks started'-at a., m. Friday when Clara J. Roper, 622 North Beard; backing from the curb in the 100' block of East Thirteenth, struck a car driven-by Wanda Jo Nickell, 901 South Cherry. Clara Roper was charged1 with improper backing and forfeited bond in Municipal Court Saturday morn- routine call. He was. not-injured. Williams ing motorist who look the patrol- man to 'Valley. View. An Ada ambulance had been 'called but did not arrive before Mitchell left the scene. Williams then radioed'Durant' from'the wrecked'car. .Durant sent two units to' investigate. Atoka also sent a unit to direct" traffic. The Atoka unit was dispatched after 'another highway patrol car en route from Holdenville accident. The patrol car was stopped dead in the road' when the 'tie-rod broke. Arson Sift Remains Of Cathedral SAN FRANCISCO (API-Arson experts sifted through cooling ashes at historic St. Mary's Ro- man Catholic Cathedral Saturday, seeking the cause of a fire that burned out the interior of the church Friday night. The brick had the 1906 earthquake and previous fires still stood. But light shone through the steel ribs of the i-oof Saturday. A priest suffered burns to his hands when he tried vainly to res- cue the Blessed Sacraments. Two firemen were slightly injured. Forty teen-agers attending a dance in a lower hall were led from the building safely. A squad of arson investigators moved into the skeletal remains of the 71-year-old church at day- break. Barbara Schofield, 19, told po- lice she saw four teen-age boys fleeing from the building minutes before flames burst through the stained glass windows. "We sure burned hell out of that Mrs. Sd.ofield quoted one of the youths. "We'll build right here as quick- ly as we Archbishop Joseph McGucken said. "This is snap judgment, but I doubt if the cathedral could be reconstructed even if .the walls hold." Nearly everything inside the building was destroyed. The mar- ble altar stood amid the charred remains. Archbishop McGucken estimat- ed the damages. He said special vestments, sacred vessels and other special religious effects were not inside the build- ing. "Thank God they were not he said. Thousands of pedestrians jammed streets near the fire site, Van Ness Avenue and O'Farrell Street, in the heart of San Fran- cisco. The fire raged. for more than two hours. 'OK For Several Nosy Gals A small task force of women with the employment office. Under this month will have a current timetable, Jinks will opportunity in Ada. They get to ask questions and, what's more, they get paid for it. The Oklahoma State Employ- ment Office, 114 East Twelfth, is now accepting applications from women to serve as interviewers on a traffic survey. The women, a total of 17 of them, will work for as long as a month to six .weeks. They will be working under C. A. Jinks, Okla- homa City, a specialist in- the planning division of -the State Highway Department. It is the Department which is currently under way, with the cooperation of the.Bureau of Public Roads, on an ambitious over-all traffic sur- vey for this city. Fifteen of the women will work' in.three interviewing crews; five women per crew, and the other two will serve as coders. They will be interviewing "park- ers" in the city's business district. Jinks asked that any woman interested in the work file.at once interview applicants on September 12. Those selected will attend special classes in the City Hall to learn interviewing techniques on September 13 and 14. Their -work begins in earnest on September 17. Jinks said workers would receive 'approxi- mately 510. per day. They will work, in the city.'s general downtown area. They will be asking "parkers" where they came from, their destination, their purpose, where the vehicle., housed and other pertinent ques- tions. The information they receive will later be compiled and serve as a partial basis for a massive survey not only..cover the current situation but make projections as far as 20 years in the future. All interviewers will be properly- identified and Jinks stressed each would have.a full understanding of the job before they went to work. Doctors Report Soblen's Heart Strengthening LONDON Robert A. Soblen's condition improved ..Sat- urday. His heart strengthened, his blood 'pressure rose toward normal and he stirred ;in his hos- pital giving physicians some hope they can rous'e him to con- sciousness. Soblen's coma seemed less in- tense in this third-day of the cri- sis the 61-year-old spy brought on himself by .swallowing an over- barbiturates. just before he was to be -deported to the United States to serve the life sen- tence he jumped bail to avoid. The trend was reflected-in' bul- letins from Hillingdon Hospital, where signs of heart exhaustion caused the 'medical. staff anxiety Friday. "Dr. C. G. Barnes, who signed both 'slightly more optimistic- in -'the observa- tion, any-case, .after he re- covers it will be one or two days before Dr. Soblen will. be. fit1 to. leave, the .hospital." mg. At p. m., Charles H. Poul- ter, Route 4, Coalgate, driving south on Mississippi at Four- teenth, ran a red light. Officers said' Poulter's brakes -gave out. He ran in front 'of a car driven east on Fourteenth.by Hugh Nor- ris, 536 South Highland: Three Cars Involved The Norris car .struck Poulter's vehicle, causing, swerve, to the left. and a third car Route 3, -heading north on Mississippi', but stopped- fof the Poulter was charged with driv- ing with improper brakes- and without a valid driver's -license: He forfeited bond charge. .The traffic'patrol car was still working this accident .-when an- other.', call" came; at p. m., at-the corner of Main and Broad- way. -A..car-driven by Shirley Ann Mattews, ,-Roff, stopped-by traffic partly in the 'intersection, 'was struck by a ..two-ton GMC truck (Continued on Page Two) Enthused Democrats Rally To Hear GOP Get Roasting MR-. ATKINSON W. P. Bill nominee for governor, stood before a crowd of about 500 at introduction Saturday during the fourth district Democratic meeting. Flanking Atkinson, left, ii Gene McGill, state Democratic chairman. To the right of Atkinson is U.S.. Senator Mike Monroney and Sen. Tom Steed. (NEWS Staff Photo) Kennedy, Ike Set Talks on Who He? CHATTANOOGA, (AP) A drive .through this southwestern Oklahoma com- munity of 350 gives one a chance to brush up on his. American history. Chattanooga's, north south Washington, Adams, Jeffer- son, Madison, Thompson, Mon- roe, Jackson, Van Ty- ler, Polk, Taylor. Thompson? NEWPORT, R.I. dent Kennedy., is having lunch Monday at. the White House with former President :Dwight D. Eis- enhower to get a firsthand report on the latter's recent trip' to Eu- rope. Kennedy wrote him weeks ago to express-interest in the 'gen- eral's trip" and extended the in- vitation. "I would' like very much to have.an. opportunity to talk about our relations in the President said in 'part, according to Asst, White House.press secre- tary Andrew T. Hatcher. Eisenhower visited France, Ger- many, Sweden, England and Scot- land, among other' places. Hatcher said the President and Eisenhower may lunch .alone, but that., possibly one-or'two White House aides would. join them. The President began Saturday's activities with a telephone report from Vice President Lyndon ,.B. Johnson, who returned to Wash- ington Friday night after a 'trip which took -him to .six nations in the Middle East and Mediterran- ean-area. The President and Mrs: Kenne- dy and .their two, children were to- go out for a cruise and lunch aboard the. yacht Honey Fitzl but he1 switched plans, The older generation thought nothing of getting up at 4 or S a.m. the younger generation doesn't think much of it (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) BANNER SEASON AHEAD Jerry Bettis (left) and Donnie Crownover, East Central football players display the year 1962 on their jerseys as a symbol of the upcoming grid.season. It starts this week as Ada Junior High, Ada High School and East Central open their schedules. Bettis is a. halfback from Atoka and Crownover, who comes from Henrietta, is a quarterback. Both boys sen.ion. For the complete .'poop on see the Foot- ball Special" in today's edition of _ (NEWS Staff Photo by Erntst Thompson) Bellmon Jabs Atkinson To Open H is Campaign BILLINGS (AP) Oklahoma sun broke out from behind clouds needs to clean, up .its state govern- mentrinsteadjof coughing up more taxes, Henry-Bellmon-told-a cheer- ing'-throng :of Satur- day in officially kicking off his Republican campaign- for' gover- nor. Bellmon said big improvements can be made by wiping out waste and stopping corruption without a tax increase. The 41-year-old wheat farmer jabbed-repeatedly at" a proposal of his Democratic. opponent, W. P. Bill Atkinson, to increase sales taxes from two to three cents. "In my judgment he. should .be known as IWrong .Way.Atkinson.' "He wants'you.to I say let's clean' up our'state.'He wants to increase taxes: -I say let's continue to grow. He-.wants to surrender to waste. I say let's eliminate "The issue- is clear.' Either we clean up or we' cough-up." Bellmon's 25 minute speech cli- maxed a .mid-day rally in his hometown, attended by supporters from all sections of the state. The while the rally.was under way. Bellmon- began, to -.'perspire .on the truck .bed platform and com- mented, "This is as bad as shock- ing wheat." His off the cuff remarks drew the most laughter. He talked about the dirt road leading to his ranch seven miles east and one south of Billings and commented, "I want to assure you that after four years as -governor it -will still a. dirt road." Bellmon said he is drawing sup- port from common people who-are tired' of corruption, from house- wives 'who know ;how to stretch budgets and from Democrats, edu- and "citizens all over- 'the state who are fed up with the situation and sincerely want a change." If elected, Bellmon said, "har- mony will be the keynote-of my administration. Economy wfll. be its watchword and progress will be its harvest" He touched on numerous issues and promised to discuss each in detaE during the campaign. Humphrey Urges Quick OK To Troop Authority WASHINGTON (AP) S en. Hubert' H: Humphrey, D-Minn., expects. Congress to approve rath- er quickly President Kennedy's request f or. standby authority to call up Reservists to coun- ter Communist 'threats in Cuba; Berlin or elsewhere. "I think'it should'be. clearly un- derstood' that the President has no immediate intention for use of this .Humphrey, assist- ant Senate Democratic leader, said. Saturday -in an interview. 'Prompt congressional approval will-be to cm- allies and our' enemies that .the' elected representatives of the'peo- ple are firmly behind our com- mander in Wasting no time, Chairman Richard B.-Russell, asked the Senate Armed Services Com- mittee to consider.the1-call-up .bill at a closed hearing Monday, morn- ing. .-1--1 Secretary of Defense Robert-S: McNamara and his top Pentagon aides are expected to present-mil- itary and; diplomatic reasons for asking renewal'of authority Con- gress, quickly'granted more-than a year ago during-.a Berlin crisis. Congress, .needed; .only; five'day s to complete, action'on that'authorr ity but Humphrey said there -is no deadline on: th'e'-new.request' 'Both' ..Demo- crats have pledged: support-in ad- vance although Senate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen of 'Il- linois .told newsmen Congress will want to know why the adminis- tration is asking the special au- Sen..01in D. Johnston, D-S.C., said he would urge prompt ap- provalof the. call-up authority be- cause "the situations in Berlin and Cuba are extremely critical" a statement, said {Continued, on Page Two) Adans Sigh As Sun Comes Back Drenched Adans watched .with a general .sense of relief Saturday, as the clouds rolled away and the sun shone again. .The week-long spell of rain and cloudy -weather brought feelings of an early autumn1 to the artfa and cheer to the hearts of farmers and ranchers. The concensus seemed to be, however, that ;there's a -limit to every thing., and 'enough' rain is enough.' :.during' the. ripd'. ending at- 7 -Saturday was 2.35 inches, according -to weather.-observer- '.The latest the .since-Lprey- ious Friday, .brought' the week to-3.57 Inches. Steed Says Bellmon Is "Stupid77 Faithful area Democrats heard both encouragement for the party and sharp cri- ticism of Republicans Sat- urday at a fourth district Democratic campaign ses- sion in Ada. The Democrats rallied in- the Student Union, ballroom" at East 'Central College to hear an array of politicians from U. S. Senators to state office candidates. After warning democrats of tha fight they will be faced with next Nov. 6, Sen. Tom Steed.showed amazement that Democrats might even consider switching partys during this "critical year." Stupid "When I see Oklahoma rolling and going like it is I think it in- conceivable, that they (citizens) should suddenly be stupid by electing a man like Bellmon for the senator said. Steed was free with the word "stupid." He also called Bellmon saying he was not cap- able of running Oklahoma govern- ment. After throwing witty barbs, ait said a change to Republicanism -for Oklahoma the state back 40 years." The meeting'.ostensibly was held for.ther purposeof furthering: plans and organizing the party for'the fall campaign. Senator Kerr. was expected at the'meeting but failed to attend. He forwarded a telegram wishing the district meeting a huge suc- cess. Let's Register Fred Harris, unsuccessful can- didate for the governorship this year, stressed the importance 'of local level .drives to encourage registration. Harris is the state registration drive chairman. "Figures showed in the sixth congressional district that persons over 65 were not register- ed to said Harris. "And we know that if these all did register and vote 80 per cent would go democratic." The most -vocal speaker of the afternoon was U. S. Senator Mike Monroney..'He .threw little criti- cism Hayden Crawford's way but made it clear that the Republican rally held in Pontotoc County re: cently had his approval: Glad They Came "I'm personally glad, the Re.- publicans chose to invade this the tall senator said. "The more they do that the more Democrats we wiH have awaken- ed." Referring again to the recent "freedom rally" and the amount of beef consumed there he.said, "It seems to say to me that a little bull goes a long way." Crawford Confusing He said Crawford's implication that there are-no Democrats and Republicans today was confusing. "He says there's only conser- vatives and liberals. Is'he.afraid to identify his Monroney accused right-wingers of not really, knowing what social- istic mesais..Leaning forward on forcefully :asked the rally crowd, why republicans don't identify their programs. He also -attacked. Sen. Barry voting record. He termed it a "record of negative action on everything." Socialistic? "Have the socialists ever seen free 'enterprise progress so, fi- nancial institutions exceed de- posits and new industry come in like it "No na- tion can prosper so much and be (Continued oh Page Two) OKLAHOMA Considerable- cloudiness through clearing Sunday night; scattered- drizzle or light rain .northwest" late tonight and Sunday; turn-" ing half to-- night; much colder Sunday and southeast half Sunday low tonight 40 northwest to 68; southeast; high. Sun day SO west to 72.southeast..   

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