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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Joe Zilch, longtime Ada NEWS reader, 'notes the Ada footballers are being biHed ,s unknown- gUantity. This means, Joe suggests, there's no reason to think it's a great team, but then whoever heard of any Ada team losing? Eisenhower Hits The Campaigning Trail, Page 10 THE Ada "B" Team Takes 53-0 Win, See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 159 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Canadians Halt Use Of Vaccine Advisory Group In U. S. Meets To Review Use WASHINGTON (AP) An advisory committee on oral polio vaccine will meet here Saturday to review use of the Sabin vaccine in this country in view of Canada's suspension of its use. The session is expected to produce a statement of rec- ommendations to the head of the Public Health Serv- ice. This will be the third review by the committee this year. It had a meeting scheduled for Sept. 27, but this was moved up because of the Canadian action. The new date was fixed this morning. No Cases Public Health Service spokes- men said no new cases of polio with any suspected possible link to vaccine use have been reported in this country since the commit- tee, on Aug. 16, considered data on 12 cases outside epidemic areas in which onset of the disease came within 30 days of oral vac- cination. Dr. S. P. Harrison, speaking on behalf of the Pontotoc County Medical Society, said plans for the local program, September 23 will proceed pending further develop- ment. The county medical group and the Junior Chamber of Com- merce are jointly sponsoring a massive county wide immunization program set for September 23 at the armory in Ada. Surgeon General Luther L. Terry announced on Aug. 22 that the committee had concluded, aft- er two meetings, that it was not .possible to establish that the vac- cine virus-had caused any-one-of those cases. At.that time, more than 38 million doses of the'oral vaccine had been given in this country within a year. Review Of 11 The original total of 12 cases presented to the committee has now been reduced to 11, a spokes- man said, because one originally reported was withdrawn from con- (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Health Department announc- ed Thursday a 20-year-old John- ston County man and a 18-year-old Sequoyah County youth have been striken with paralytic polio. Nine polio cases have been re- ported this year compared with four In the same period last year. The Johnston County man had re- ceived three Salk shots four years ago but the other victim had not received vaccinations. FORWARD MARCH Friday night marks the opening of the football season in Ada as the Cougars journey to Nor- man. It will also be the first chance for fans to see this year's Cougar band, under the direction of Richard Vande- walker, in action. Out front for the band this year is Davis Osborn, son of Dr. and Mrs. Carl Osborn. A trumpet player in the band, he was elected to his post by a vote of band members. The band's director says there will be a show at half time in Norman. Photo by_G. Adans Suffer Advanced Case Of Football Fever Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their teams. The annual .scramble known as football season" hits Ada this weekend as.local teams play their opening games. Undoubtedly the-most avid foot- ball fans in the state, Adans will be playing, coaching, reading about, watching and listening to little else for the next four months. Tonight, Ada High, Oklahoma's winningest football school, sends its latest edition to Norman. The Cougars, favored again to win Class A after a two-year absence, take on the defending AA cham- pions in the state's number one game. Hordes of Ada cars are expect- ed to head northwestward late in the afternoon. Game time at Owen Stadium is 8 p.m. The first big home game comes Saturday night when the East Central Tigers open their season at Norris Stadium against the Arkansas State Teachers. A new lighting system and several other renovations have been made on the East Central field for the opening game. The Arkansas cktb spoiled East Central's debut last year at Con- way, Ark., but E.C. is rated a slight favorite this time. All in all, it looks like a great weekend ot football and the Mon- day morning quarterbacks should have a field day. JFK Signs Monstrous Work Bill President Calls Authorization A Big Milestone WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy signed the public works authorization bill'to- day and called it a "signifi- cant milestone' in an effort to strengthen our econ- omy." He signed the bill in the presence of a big congres- sional delegation. Kennedy said he shortly will ask Congress for an appropriation to put the. program into effect. He also said he is issuing an executive order designating 'Sec- retary of Commerce Luther H. Hodges as coordinator of the program. Worthwhile Projects Kennedy said the program will be designed -to carry -out worth- while and. necessary projects in areas with high rates of unem- ployment. i It will be the purpose, he said, to provide jobs for the largest possible number of unemployed persons. Kennedy said he intends to sub- mit to 'the next session of Con- gress another request, for stand- by authority for a big public works program. Request Denied The present session of Congress turned down Kennedy's request for a billion standby program which. would be set in motion when employment dropped to cer- tain levels. The'money can be spent on a wide variety of projects. They in- clude flood control, rivers and harbors, reclamation, hospitals, water pollution control, airports, highways and general community facilities. EligiWe for are limited to areas, designated as eligible for aid under the 1961 Depressed Areas Act and to communities i which have suffered 6 per cent or more unemployment in nine of the past 12 months. One third of the total funds will go to rural areas which qualify. The measure gives Kennedy more for immediate projects than the million he originally re- quested, but omits the billion in standby' public works author- ity he wanted. However, the bill provides that the federal government pay 50 per cent of the cost of each project, and up to 75 per cent in .com- munities which are unable to put up one half. Several hundred areas, includ- ing both cities with high unem- ployment and rural counties, have been declared eligible-for aid un- der the 1961 Depressed Areas Act. They automatically qualify under the new- legislation. _______ Union Agrees To JFK's Request; Boeing Strike Is Headed Off Ada Police Are Defendants Trial Opens In Stegall Lawsuit Trial of a damage suit against Police Chief Homer Gosnell and two members of his department was begun Friday in District Court. The suit, brought by an Ada woman, asks in dam- ages. She seeks the money for false arrest and personal in- juries allegedly received at the hands of the police. The action names Gosnell, Capt. Charles Scott (no longer with the force) and Patrolman Richard Gray. Mrs Lillie Stegall, 57, 607 North Bluff, is the plaintiff. Qualifying of a jury began at Friday morning. Argu- ments ir, the case were schedul- ed to continue through Friday afternoon with. District Judge John Boyce McKeel presiding, Mrs. Stegall's charges grew out of events on the evening of Nov, 19, 1961. Mrs. Stegall said she had left her home and start- ed out to see her daughter, who lives on West Main. She was walking. En route, she said she decided to walk to the Dicus Supermarket and inspect some merchandise there. She left Di- cus and was preceding along Main Street when she was stop- ped by Capt. Scott and.Officer Gray. It was approximately in front of Whittle's Furniture and Appliance. The plaintiff charges- that, while she looked in the windows of tha store, she was placed under arrest, forced into a police 'car and forced to accompany the officers to the city jail. It was shortly after 7 p. m. when they arrived there. She maintains the officers dragged her bodily to the car, seized her by the arms, bruising her in the process. She also claims she was held at the jail and not permit- ted to call family, friends or an attorney. She charges Gosnell, Scott and Gray took her to the 'aisle be- tween jail cells where she says Gosnell struck her repeatedly his hand or fist, causing bruises and swelling on her face. She also claims the chief shoved her into a cell, causing her to fall and strike her head against a wall. The officers, in their report, said Mrs. Stegall was staggering out of an alley on Man Street when they first saw her. They watched from a squad car and finally stopped her near Whit- tle's. According to the policemen, the woman refused to give them information and began "scream- ing and hollering." They claim she resisted firmly, fighting and scratching, them with her shoe heel ?nd hands while refusing to give her name or address. Gosnell said the woman con- tinued to .scream -and curse the officers after arriving at the station. The chief said he felt something had to he done to calm the lady and he resolved to put her in a jail for "safe keeping." He insisted it was necessary to take her by the wrists and force her into the cell. Gosnell also claims Mrs. Stegall broke loose, slapped him, kicked his shins and stepped on his toes while cursing him violently. The chief admits he gave the woman "a slight tap" on the side of the face, seeking to shock her from what he termed her "hysterical state of mind." After the suit was filed, the Ada City Council gave the po- lice department a vote of confi- dence. The Council also passed a resolution'authorizing the city to provide and pay for necessary legal assistance for the three officers. Fair Queen Contestants Watch Votes Ten potential queens were watching their figures today, but not the ones you think. The 10 are candidates for Pon- totoc County 4-H queen, and they were eyeing figures that are piling up to determine which one will be crowned tonight. The" voting has been' under way since Thursday afternoon, and when it's all over, 'Dewayne Coffey, county 4-H federation president, will crown the winner. Dixie Powell, Roff, leads with a substantial margin over five other candidates .in the senior division. A slim lead of only two votes separates the leaders in the Jun- Division. Janelle Jaquess, Pickett, held a 1084 to 1082 edge over Charlotte Shope of Francis. Other candidates in the senior division are Betty Brown, Allen, 976 votes; Donna Isaacs, Vanoss, 1103; George Ann Hatton, Stone- wall, 411; Nancy Bigham, Latta, 426; and Alice Shackelford, Galey, 8. The junior division has only four candidates. The other two candidates are Debra Clifford, Lula, 176; and Brenda Mitchus- sum, 90, Fitzhugh, In livestock competition, for which judging opened this morn- ing, the Vanoss FFA chapter was the high team in dairy events. The chapter edged Allen's 4-H club. Others' placing in the dairy judging team contest, were Allen FFA, third; Roff .4-H, fourth; Latta FFA, fifth; and Roff FFA, sixth. In individual dairy judging. Jimmy Haskins, Vanoss, took first. Second place individual went to Ronnie Jonda, Allen 4-H. The others were Johnnie Borders, Allen, FFA; Steve Kimbrough, AUen, 4-H; and Kenneth Bolen, Vanoss, FFA. 4 Crashes Shove Toll Above 200 1962 to Date ................202 1961 To Date................224 Sept. 1962 to Date 15 Sept. 1961 to Date 12 The 1962 traffic accident count in Ada zoomed above the 200 mark Thursday as four mishaps were recorded by.city police. .It was 'the time-.this year .four wrecks have occurred in one day; iThe other time was Friday of Hast week. The first one Thursday came at a.ni at Thirteenth and Con- istant. Cars driven by Kenneth Tatum, 33, 330 East Thirteenth, and Patsy E. Duncan, 18, 1431 Cradduck Road, collided at the intersection. Tatum was charged failure to yield right-of-way. He pleaded guilty and paid a S10 fine. At a.m., cars driven by Henry C. Grigsby, 1420 Northeast Tenth, Oklahoma City, and Roy x ONE-TWO-THREE-KICK Here are the "twirlers" for this year's edition of the Ada High School Band. From left to right, they are Linda Campbell, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell; Nancy Ballard, a sophomore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bowie Ballard, and Paula Bunch, junior, daughter of Mr. and Mri. Paul T. Bunch. Nancy and Paula were twirlers for tha band last year. It will, however, be the first year for Linda. The band goes to Nor- man Friday night for the opening game in the high school football season and will present a half time show. (NEWS Staff U. S. Bureau Okays Project On Delaware The locally important Dela- ware Upstream Flood Control Benjamin Watson. 68, 825 East Fourth, got together at Fifth and Francis. Watson forfeited bond soon of failure to yield. block away and five hours later, cars driven by Pearl E. 3, Ada, and Neoma Patsy Tumelson, 22, 130 West Fifth, met at the intersec- tion.. The accident came at p.m. at Sixth and Francis. Clapp forfeited bond for failure to yield. At p.m., Lawana Hender- son, 21, Route 3, Ads, and Richard Edwin 55, 400% -East i to ConSress ty, will cost for the building of retention dams. The Delaware Conservancy Dis- trict comprises approximately 78 square miles. President John F. Kennedy will submit the Delaware project to Congress now that bis budgel bureau Has given approval. The watershed will principally JLUWIII imiJUl, IUUTZ Tenth, collided at Fourth and affect Coal, Pontotoc, Atoka and Broadway. Henderson was cited i Johnston counties' for failure to yield and forfeited I Acreage breakdown on the proj- a S10 bond. !ect in the counties is as follows: Josephine Bridgeman, 36, and j Pontotoc, 80 acres; Coal Kathleen. J. Jones, 19, forfeited I Johnston, and Atoka, bonds for speeding. Tommy j200- Shields, 16, pleaded guilty toj The Delaware project one driving without a license. He was fined Brazil's Premier Quits In Tiff With Congress BRASILIA, Brazil Minister Francisco Brochado Da Rocha and his Cabinet resigned today after failing to get .a wrangling Congress to approve a referendum to give full executive powers to President Joao Goulart. The Cabinet's resignation roused fears the military might step abolish Congress and turn over full power to Goulart. Brochado Da Rocha told the Chamber of Deputies he was quit- ting after two months because the conservative bloc in Congress had of a long line of projects that are proposed or approved for water control in Oklahoma. The Delaware project was one of a group costing an estimated which the budget bu- reau approved. Others included the Kaw Reservoir near- Ponca City, five reservoirs on the Ver- digris River and the Cottonwooc watershed project. Biggest project the bureau ad- mentary system set up in a mill- vised the Senate and House Pub. tary crisis last year. Congress re-jlic works Committee it approved fused to enact economic reforms the Kaw Reservoir project, he demanded, and he sought a The bureau's approval of federal plebiscite during next construction funds, totaling elections to endorse a return to- the former presidential system. Brochado Da Rocha made a for the project is a pre- liminary to possible authorization by Congress, said Oklahoma Sens. final appeal to Congress to "give Mke and. Robert s! the people the right which taken away from them. Monronev and Kerr are expect- The armed guard around tQ renew request that au. gress was doubled as about 150 workers held a pro-Goulart dem- onstration outside. There was no stubbornly resisted his efforts to i violence. "It's too said the school- boy orator, "that future genera- tions cannot be here to see the wonderful things we are doing with their Gen. Fea. Corp.) win approval for Goulart's de- mands. With elections for -a new Con- gress only a.few weeks off, the Cabinet's walkout seemed certain j to plunge Latin America's largest nation deeper into political- and financial difficulties. Goulart, whose relations with Congress have worsened steadily over his drive for the powers taken.from his office last .year, was given-little chance of finding a' new prime minister who could win approval of the balky con- servatives. The president's office was re- duced to a figurehead in a parlia- Leaders of Brazil's powerful la- bor unions have threatened for weeks to .call a general strike should Congress refuse to call a referendum. Dante Pelacani, president of the National Confed- eration of Industry Workers, said labor leaders would set a date for the strike later today. In Rio Grande Do Sul's provin- cial .capital of Porto home of both Goulart and Brocha- do Da Gen. Jair Dantas Ribeiro put his 3rd Army on the alert. Dantas Ribeiro telegraphed the war ministry.that the plebiscite was the only solu- tion to the nation's problems. for its construction be induded jn this year's omnibus flood control bill. Of the total federal cost, would be allocated for flood control purposes; to water conservation; to recreation and to fish and wildlife benefits. The five reservoirs on the Ver- digris River tributaries north and northwest of Tulsa were estimated to cost They .are Copan on Little Caney Creek, Sand on Sand Creek, Skiatook on Hominy Creek, Birch on -Birch Creek, and Candy on Candy Creek. The projects would provide flood municipal and industrial pollution-abatement, recre- (Continued on Page Two) ButWalkout Still Looms At 4 Plants SEATTLE (AP) The International Association of Machinists Union-'today ac- cepted President Kennedy's request to continue work at Boeing Company projects until Nov; 15 under the present union contracts. It canceled union meet- ings which had been sched- uled at Seattle, Wichita, Kan., and several other lo- cations this weekend to con- sider strike'action. The Boeing Company had agreed previously to President Kennedy's proposal provided the union did likewise. Harold J. Gibson of Seattle, vice president, said the union was instructing all its branches to "withhold all strike action during this period as requested by the President." Same Issues Boeing and the union have been, negotiating for weeks over a con- tract which expires Saturday mid- night. At issue are wages, the un- ion shop and working conditions'. Kennedy Thursday urged the four major missile, space producers to adopt the un- ion shop or take the responsibility for strikes. Heads Panel Edwin Springer, union interna- tional representative, will head the machinists' negotiators in meetings which open at Seattle Monday with the panel appointed by the. President to investigate the dispute.. ,__._ The union shop, Kennedy told his news conference Thursday, is an accepted fact in American industry.' Speaks Strongly The President spoke out strong- ly in behalf of a White House board recommtfndation that the Lockheed, Convair, North Ameri- can and Ryan firms require their workers to be union mem- bers provided the workers give prior approval by a two-thirds vote. "If there is a Kennedy said, noting that two unions in- volved have accepted the board's peace formula, "the responsibility would be very clear, I think, to the American people for such action." His Answer The President's comments were in response to a question as to whether he felt that the unions, having accepted while the com- panies have not, were being forced into a strike against the key government suppliers of space and missile equipment and planes. With a strike-threat looming at the four firms after Sept. 22, the President also acted to head off a possible walkout this weekend at Boeing Co., another major aerospace producer with workers. The same union shop and other issues are involved. Sets Up Board Kennedy set up another three- man- fact-finding board to hear (Continued on Page Two) High temperature in Ada Thursday was 93; low Thursday Bight, 74; reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 77. to part- ly cloudy and hot through Sat- urday: few Isolated thunder- showprs extreme north; low to- night 55 northwest to 75 south- east; high Saturday 87-37. County Enrollment Declines-Or Does It? Pontotoc County's 11 dependent schools are either holding their own or. losing ground in enroll- ment depending upon how you study the figures. At- first glance at the enroll- ment figures released this week would indicate a -sharp be- cause the "number of students in school at'present is less than the enrollment figures for 1961-62. "However it must-be noted that the- 1961-62 figures -are total en- rollment said' Norman Mitchell, county superintendent of schools.. "We expect by-the end.of .next year the enrollment will have equalled or perhaps exceed- ed those of last year." Transfers Hurt The biggest drop in student en- rollment appears to be-at schools that had an unusual number of transfers. The has occurred at Fitzhugh and Galey. The for- mer lost 12 students.and the'lat- ter 28. Both schools had big eighth grade graduating classes. The total enrollment in the de- pendent schools to this date is as follows: 93; Fitzhugh, 50; Ga- ley, 34; Center, 36; Oakman, 39; Lula, .140; Pickett, 39; Ahloso, 102; Union Hill; 34; Law- rence, 26. They all show a decrease in en- rollment if compared with last year's total enrollment (two se- mesters) figures. The decrease at Pickett 45 to 39 is attributed to the fall harvest, where.many students are now working. They, of course, will return to Homer Gains r Homer a six-teacher school- gained another teacher who will instruct a half day this year. This gives them six and a half teachers, and moves' them closer to the in- dependent schools ranking. Independent schools must have eight Several districts historically show they gain students as the year progresses. Center, Oakman and' Ahloso, that showed loss, in-'student enroll- most always increase- lat- er in the. Mitchell Lawrence has the: lowest enroll- ment total. They now have 26 students, compared with. 281 a s t year.' State law requires a total of 28 students to qualify a school for two teachers. This year when Lawrence drop- ped below the minimum, the Ideal Cement Co. paid the extra teach- er's salary.. Most of the students are children of iparents who work for the company. The company paid the extra teacher's salary two years ago when the figure dropped. Keep Stride Dependent schools are keeping stride with other schools in the county. (Continutd on Pagt Two)   

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