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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Mrs. Stegall Claims Abuse By City's Policemen An Ada woman Friday pre- sented her case against three Ada police officers whom she is suing in district court here for damages for false arrest and per- sonal injuries. Mrs. Ldllie Stegall, 57, 607 North Bluff, claims she was arrested without cause the night of Nov. 19, 1961 by Capt. Charles Scott and Patrolman Richard Gray, forced into a patrol car and taken to the police station. She also alleges that at the station Police Chief Homer Gosnell also used physical force on her and struck her on the face with his hand or fist. Mrs. Stegall's attorneys in the action are Barney Ward and Bob Macy; the police officers are represented by Virgil Stanfield and City Attorney Lawrence Green. The case is being heard before a jury composed of five men and seven women, with Dis- trict Judge John Boyce McKeel presiding. Friday morning was given over to selection of the jury. After the noon recess, the plaintiff present- ed her case. Defense testimony, however, was not completed by 5 p.m. and Judge McKeel recessed court until Monday morning, when the trial will be resumed. First witness for the-plaintiff was Mrs. Stegall herself.. Ques- tioned by Barney .Ward, she told how, on the night in question, she left her home at about p.m., went to Dicus Market on Twelfth j Street and then north to Main. As she was proceeding west on the i north side of Main Street near Whittle's Furniture and Appli- ance, she said, a car approached her and a man called out "How are "I'm as good as you Mrs. Stegall said she replied. She said she did not at that time recognize the vehicle as a police car. When she continued .walking, she said, one of the officers said, "You come back here and tell us your name and where you live." By this .time she had identified the men as police officers, she said. She said she replied, "No, I'm not going to tell you my name or where I live. It's none of your business." Asked by Ward whether she had sworn at the officers, she said, "I did on'the street. In- side, I did." The officers then got out of'the car, she related, and when she continued to refuse to answer their questions, they took her; by the arms and dragged her across the railroad-tracks. She said her toe and ankle, were injured when she was dragged across the tracks. She said she held back and re- sisted until finally "Officer Scott picked me up and set me in the car." The officers then took her to the police station, .she continued, and repeated their questions, threaten- ing to "lock her up" if she re- fused to. answer. Questioned by Ward, she said the officers.had not asked her if she were sick or drunk, nor had they told her why they were going to put her in .jail. "My right-hand up to the good she said, "never one time did they -tell me why." Ward asked if she had in fact had anything to drink that eve- ning. Mrs. Stegall replied "I've never broken a law, I've never drunk a drop, I've never .even smoked a cigarette in my whole life." At the station, she said, 'Officer Gray stood against the door so she couldn't get out. She tried to push him away from the door, she said, and when she was unable to do that she took off her shoe and threatened him with it. Scott took the shoe away from her, she said; she added: "I called him'some bad names, I'll have to admit that. I told him if he take his. dirty filthy- hands off me I'd stomp his feet." After a time, she said, Chief Gosnell came into the station. He repeated the questioning process, and Mrs. Stegall said she told him "It's none of your so-an-so busi- ness." The three officers then took her into the jail behind the station, she said. She asserted that she was roughly handled in the pro- cess, one of the officers crooking an arm about her head and neck, another grasping her arms, cross- ing them in front of her, and pushing her back. She screamed for breath, she said, and then Gosnell slapped her. "He slapped my glasses off my the witness said. She did not know how many times she was struck, she said, but it was more than once. Then, she said, she was shoved through an open cell door and the door slammed shut. Eventually, she went on, her (Continued on Two) Car's Too Good For Driving; Page 12, Section 2 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ada Errors Hurt In Grid Opener; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 160 Mac Tries ToAppease His Allies LONDON (AP) Prim'e Minister Harold Macmillan made further gains Satur- day in his effort to get Com- monwealth leaders to drop their open hostility to Bri- tain's Common Market plans. The prime minister stil] was not out of trouble, but a few new allies have tip- toed into his camp. Macmillan looked tired. He worked on the draft of a final plea for understanding which he will deliver Monday to a full session of the 16-nation Common- wealth prime ministers confer- ence. Affects Career This speech could affect both the future relationship of the Commonwealth and Macmillan's own political career. Some Commonwealth delega- tions showed a willingness to fall in with the patch ing-up operations being organized by the British. Drafting experts explored the pos- sibility of producing a communi- que which at least would muffle the arguments and recriminations of the past week. Canada Is Unhappy Prime Minister John Diefen- baker's Canadian delegation re- mained the least reconciled to having Britain link up with the Common Market six France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Even the Australians and New Zealanders were said to have been startled by the depth of feel- ing of the Canadians, who suspect a weakening of the Commonwealth will :ause them to fall deeply un- der the sway of the United States. Common Problem Canada, Australia and New Zea- land share the problem of finding markets for their foodstuffs, pri- marily grain and meat, but Cana- da had this added preoccupation about maintaining her own inde- pendence. The impression grew in British circles that Diefenbaker and his deeply felt doubts go along in the end with some public display of unity, Steps Backward The British took a tentative step backward in the interest o: peace. A few days ago they saic there was no question of reopen- ing the-provisional agreements ready reached in the Brussels ne- gotiations for British membership in the Common Market. Several Commonwealth coun- tries complained about the rigid- ness of that attitude. Now the British have indicated they may ask for a re-examina tion of some aspects of the pro- visional agreements when the Brussels talks resume next month. ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1962 30 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Damaging Floods Hit Tulsa Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Downpours of rain fell on northeast Oklahoma over- night and the Tulsa area had some flash flooding. Most of the state was wet down but in the northeast amounts of more than four inches were registered. The forecast called for possible showers mainly in the east and south Sunday afternoon and night. Downtown -Tulsa recorded inches of rain early Saturday along with wind gusts and light- ning. Mingo Creek, overflowed on the east side and some residents were evacuated from low-lying Ada Vaccine Is Okay, But Public Health Service Says To Suspend Type 3 Program well, IVz miles northeast of Allen, Friday got "shot." Driller V. A. Luke (tin hat in foreground) arranged for a 12-quart "bounce" shot of nitroglycerine in the test. The well is owned by Joe Gilmore Jr., a California resident. The "shot" set off at feet and here sends a shower of mud and water high into the air. Luke said it has been long time since a test in this area had been "shot" with "soup" He hopes it will permit "com- pletion" of the Staff Crowds Brave Rain-Soaked Grounds For Final Events Of County Fair Burglars Hit At Ada High Two coin-operated vending ma- chines were broken into at Ada High School Friday night and an undetermined amount of money taken. Police were unable to find the theif or thieves had en- tered the building, according to Lester Hokit, assistant chief.. "Several windows were Hokit said. "Just about anybody could have got in at any time." The theft was discovered Sat- urday morning by a school cus- todian when he came to work. When it comes to foreign aid, everybody knows what Uncle Sam stands for. They just don't know how much. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Friday night rains made a sloshy mire at the county fair- grounds, but it didn't dampen attendance any. The crowds came back Satur- day morning to see the final big event, the judging of the quar- terhorses. The three-day 46th annual Pon- totoc County Free Fair was termed "a complete success" by members of the county extension service. Fair weather the first two days was kind. That's when most of the events were held. Drizzling rain peppered ex- hibitors until about 10 a. m'. Sat- urday, but no one seemed to' mind too much. Those 4-H, FFA'ers and open class exhibitors either stayed in- side the barns or.administration building during the rain. The quarterhorse echibitors had to brave it. Many of the visitors took in some of the extra's shown this year. The Cherokee Amusement Co. brought the .carnival to town and unlike last year, got through the first two days without rain. They were virtually inactive through Saturday morning. conservation exhibits stats and government drew crowds, on the sidelines. Displays of live fish, birds, deer, animal traps, and wildlife regulations were a part of the displays. County game ranger Virgil Williams and Government Trap- per Jack McPhetridge were in charge of the exhibits. Local hospital lab technicians typed blood during the first two days. They gave the service to more than 300 persons. Four technicians with the help of County 4-H and Home Demon- station clubs recorded the re- sults. Each person typed was issued a blood donor's card with his type of blood indicated on the face1 of the card. Mrs. June Route 5, Ada, won a sewing machine on a drawing Friday night. The win- ner -.vas called at her home Sat- urday night and told the sur- prise. Friday night held a special in- terest for two county. 4-H girls. areas. Water Makes Fire Flooding caused a fire at the BJtB Truck Lines garage. Firemen said a power cord on the floor shorted and apparently touched 'off sparks in, oil. that mixed with seeping watcrl Paint was burned off four trucks arid, a welding A large section'of roof of the Mahoney-Crawford Manufacturing Co. was blown off and a section of wall toppled in a nearby par- tially-constructed building. Bird Creek Crests No injuries were reported at Tul- sa where the River Forecast Cen- i ter predicted a crest on Bird Creek at Sperry of three to six feet out of banks. The creek was expected to produce moderate overflows in the Skiatook and Tulsa areas. The Caney River at Bartlesville was forecast to crest at'flood stage and other area streams should be up but no flooding was expected, the center said. Chelsea Marks 4.36 Chelsea had 4.36 inches of rain- fall overnight and Bartlesville, 4.30. Other amounts included 3.69 inches at Pawhuska, 3.50 -at Pry- or, 2.90 at Vinita, 2.68 at Chan- dler, 2.59 at Muskogee and 2.50 at' Miami. Midday rainfall reports included .14 of an inch at Norman, .21 at Pauls Valley, .26 at Ada, 2.08 at Hollis, .58 at Frederick and at Wewoka. .15 Boom SENIOR QUEEN Dixie Rowel I, Roff, was crowned senior division 4-H Fair Queen Friday, night at the Ada Fairgrounds. (NEWS Staff It wasn't a bomb or an earthquake .or even a small charge of dynamite. That loud explosion late Friday afternoon in Ada was the U. S. Air Force type. About 5 p. m., the loud, report They were crowned 4-H jet airplane, breaking the harrier startled Adans and prompted several inqueries to au- thorities. It rattled some windows in southwes1. Ada and caused a minor commotion downtown, but nobody The Ada News will pubhsh damage _ _ not even a window or a minor heart attack. Fair Queen by Dewayne Coffey, Latta. Dixie Powell, Roff, was crown- ed senior division queen. Bren- "da Mitchusson was crowned jun- ior division queen. complete results of the fair judg- ing next week. PUFF PUFF Dr. Wade E. Reed, Atoka, here cuts loose with a blast on.hii bagpipe an ear-shattering experience for the listener. Reed will play at half-time with the East Central band one of the college's football games this sea- Staff Auld Scotland Arrives By Bonnie Loch Atoka By W. L. KNICKMEYER The blood of his Scottish an- cestors runs strongly in the veins of an' Atoka chiropractor and as a result the East. Central Col- lege band will present an authen- ic bagpiper as a novelty half-time stunt during one of the football games this fall. Dr. .Wade E. Reed says he's been playing the pipes for a year now and is about ready to blos- som nut in the full regalia of a bagpiper of the Clan Robertson, Reed's own clan. Trouble is, the regalia hasn't enough. That is, .he really is of Scottish descent, though, he says, his family has lived in this coun- try for generations. However, it isn't really neces- sary .to be a Scot to order these things .and set up as a bagpiper. Only thing is, nobody but a Doctors Says Immunizations Will Be Held Next Sunday As Was Originally Planned By JOHN BENNETT The U.S. Public Health Service Saturday night order- ed a temporary halt in use of the type III oral polio vac- cine, but this decision will not affect Ada's mass immuni- zation program planned one week from today. The Ada program is to be conducted with the type I is not now, nor has ever been, under any suspicion whatever. Dr. S. P. Harrison said the program would continue after the Oklahoma Health Department advised counties to discontinue Type 3 immunizations. The mass administration of the type I oral vaccine was slated as the first of a series of three pre-scheduled mass immunizations. The Type 3 vaccine would have been administered here as the.last in the series. It has been- explained that each of the three types of yaccines protects.against a different type of polio. Noth- ing' ;has'-Tiappened' -to. cause any.- concern over the first two types of vaccine. But this week, the 'Canadian government recommended the Sa- bin vaccine program be discon- tinued when doctors alleged vac- cine-connected paralysis occuted in connection with the use of the Type 3 vaccine. Dr. Kirk Mosley, state commis- sioner of health, suggested Friday that physicians temporarily sus- pend Type 3 vaccinations follow- ing the Canadian reports. The Ada program" will begin at 1 p. m. next Sunday at the Ada National Guard Armory. The medical society and the Jayceas expressed hope recently that at least 80 per cent of the county residents would take the vaccine next Sunday. They made it clear this week that only Type I will be given Sept. 23. Type two will be given approxi- mately six weeks later. Two mass polio immunization clinics were cancelled in Oklaho- ma Saturday as federal officials studied the Canadian reports. Hugo delayed its immunization program, scheduled to start Sun- day, until Sept 23. A similar clinic at McAlester was.delayed a week, until next Saturday. Only type 1 Sabin vaccine was to be used in both the Hugo and Scotchman would want to. I McAlester programs. Mosley ad- Reed believs this is true. "They say that unless .you're a Scot you can-'t hear the music of the pipes." The principle of the. bagpipe is simple enough: it consists of an 'elkskin.bag into .which the. piper arrived from- Scotland as yet. Seems the Scots .take their bag- piping pretty seriously. Every- thing about it is traditional and ceremonial. So they don't keep flock of pipes and kilts and tar- tans lying around on shelves in a warehouse. Everything's hand: made, and made to order. "They wait until they get your Reed explains. "Then they start to make it." So far as Reed's concerned, this bagpiping business is authentic blows like crazy to keep it suf- vised plans be delayed for the use of type 3 vaccine pending the outcome of a conference Saturday by the advisory committee to the U. S. Public Health Service. Use of the Sabin vaccine came under study after four persons ficiently filled with air squeezes the bag under his to maintain a constant flow of air through the pipes. Three of-these pipes, the drones, stick up over his shoulder and just drone away. The fourth pipe, up froni, where the' piper can get his hands on it, plays the melody and is called the chanter.. And all four of them play away at full volume all the. time, while (Continued on Page Two) He the type 3 vaccine in Cana- Allies Probe Shipment Of Red Supplies To Cuba WASHINGTON Al- ied governments Britain, West Germany and Norway were re- ported Saturday to have started nquiries into use of ships owned ;y their citizens in the movement to Cuba of supplies from Commu- nist-bloc countries. The United States has been pressing its North Atlantic Treaty Jrganization allies to join in ef- orts to put a squeeze on Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Soviet- supported Word of the evidently reluctant, decision by the three big shipping countries to look into the shipping problem suggested the American campaign is finally making a lit- tle progress. But authorities here said it is not much. News dispatches from London to Cuba. reported the British government was urging shipowners there to avoid transporting Communist arms to Cuba.1 A news report from Bonn 'said the West .German 'gov- ernment was 'examining the whole question of German -ships- travel- ing- to. Cuban -ports to find out -whether any is engaged in trans- porting arms. i Washington authorities say that to the best, of their knowledge none of the Allied vessels under lease to. Soviet bloc operators is carrying arms or Soviet personnel The problem is much broader than that, from the U.S. point of view. The problem is the continu- ing flow of goods into Cuba from the non-Communist world.' President "Kennedy, told' his news conference. Thursday night that the United States was against having Allied ships engaging in the Cuban trade. He did not limit this to arms .deliveries. Even beyond this, the United States is reported'stepping up its diplomatic get Allied countries to cut down on all their economic relations with Cuba. .Castro has been buying and.im- porting goods from non-Commu- nist countries at the rate of some- thing less than mfllion a year. The rate, is declining but the White House .and State De- partment-think it is still very high and that Cuba's battered economy is receiving economic transfu- sions from the West. The trade might be even higher were it nV: for the-fact that Castro is about broke. This makes him increasingly dependent on the Soviets. In mid- July Russia began -a large scale aid program. Castro, repre- senting a substantial "step-up in its previous rate of 'deliveries; In a period, of. about-six. weeks a lit- tle more than 60 ships from Com- munist bloc ports arrived at Cuba. Many carried; arms' and 'military Some -were known to have Allied owners, being- oper- ated under .charter to the Com- munists. But "that is only part of Cuba's import story. U.S. officials say that of more than 100 vessels of all kinds now arriving at, Cuban ports every month, the majority are from non-Communist coun- tries and are of.- non-Communist fact, ves- sels of. Allied .countries. 'President -Kennedy, made clear at his news. conference Thursday that he 'see's' the Cuban economy as Castro's vulnerable flank. lion persons in Canada who have received the Sabin live-virus vac- cine. Dr. Mosley said that of eleven polio cases reported in Oklahoma this year, none is connected with the vaccine of any type. He added that about doses of the oral vaccine have been' given in 31 Oklahoma counties, most of them type one. He also estimated that about 000 persons in the. state have re- ceived type 3. Each of the three fypes of vac- cine is designed to immunize against a particular :type-of polio. Type 1 is administered first, fol- lowed by 2 and 3. An effort to secure county school buses to transport students (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA -4'- Partly cloudy, scattered thundersbowers through Sunday night; wanner, central and east Sunday afternoon; low 58 northwest to' 76 southeait; high Sunday 87 to 17.- Adan Dies In Fiery Crash Near Stroud An Ada man and a Duncan resi- dent died in the flaming wreckage of a headon pickup-car collision north of Stroud Friday afternoon. David Richard Thomas, 20, 5U Short Street, was the driver of the Jickup. Howard Daniel Dean, 53, Duncan, was the driver of the car. The two vehicles smashed head- on into each other at p. m. Friday on SH 99, 9.3 miles north of Stroud. Evidence indicated that the col- lision itself was not fatal. Both men apparently died in the flames which erupted and swept over both vehicles in the seconds following the crash. Thomas was an employe of Southwest Bulk Handlers Inc. He bad been to Pawhuska in a com- pany pickup carrying a tire to one of the firm's big transports. He was returning to headquarters in Ada when the fatal crash took place.' Thomas was born in Ada and at- tended schools here. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thomas. In addition to his parents, sur- vivors are his wife, Charlene; two sons, Tim and. Kim; one sister, Helen Thomas; three brothers, Sammy Lee, Wichita Falls: Joe, Cleveland, Okla., and George, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Nora Mos- ier and Mrs. Ellen Thomas, both of Ada. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday in the Arlington Nazarene Church. Aev. H. M. Curtis and Rev. W. E. Chandler will officiate with all arrangements under the direction of the. Criswell Funeral 3ome. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Gifts Committee Meets Monday Workers in the Advance Gifts of the Community Chest organization meet again this Mon- day. This is the second of three 'coffee -break" sessions planned sy the chairman of this section, Martin Clark. The group meets at 10 a. m. in :he Chinese Room of the Aldridga Hotel. They will report progress, jroblems, and plans. J. B. Lynn, general drive chair- man, said that so .far the cam- jaign, just .beginning' in this Erst appeal for big gifts, is meeting with encouraging success. The goal this year exceeds 000. Gifts are expected to make up sixty-five per cent of the total   

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