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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             In our own Neanderthal way, we wonder why Oklahomans for Local Government object to the reapportionment election? Only people in Oklahoma who seem to have "voted" in favor of reapportionment are federal judges Patterson, Liston Battle For Crown; See Sports, Page 6 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Campaign Premises To Be A Spirited Affair, Page Ten 59TH YEAR NO. 168 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Ada May Get Bonus On Sewer, Paving Districts By GEORGE GURLEY Ada residents participating in the upcoming sewer and paving districts may have hit a real bonanza. City Manager J. B. Davidson told council members at their meeting Monday night of oppor- tunities under a new piece of federal legislation, the Public Works Acceleration Act. Under this act, cities are eligi- ble for up to 50 per cent federal grants on public works projects. In other words, if these projects receive a grant, residents would pay one-half what they normally would cost. Davidson noted that 22 coun- ties in the state had been desig- nated as "depressed" areas under Area Redevelopment and this designation left them open to participation in the PWAA. Council members quickly au- thorized the city manager to proceed under full sail to secure any federal help that might be forthcoming. A new paving district has just passed through the protest pe- riod, leaving 11 full blocks and one alley out of a district which initially contained more than 30 blocks. Council members discussed the possibility of quickly re- forming another district to com- bine it with the blocks that sur- vived the protest. They also talked of petitions within the recent district on a block-to- Charles Young Is Dead After Stroke Charles Young, marshal -of the state supreme court and native of Ada, died in an Oklahoma City hospital at a. m. Tuesday. He suffered a stroke and partial paralysis in his office in the capitol building September 12 and had been hospitalized since. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young, he was graduated from East Central State College and the School --------------of Law, University of Okla- homa. Young had been working at the capitol for the past 23 years, first in the offices of Supreme Court Justice Denver Davison, and for the past 12 years as marshal of Dems, GOP Both Open Headquarters Pontotoc County Democrats and the court Republicans are settled into their campaign headquarters and ready to kick off what promises to be a vigorous vote drive before the Nov. 6 general election. The Republicans of the county hold their first rally tonight (Tuesday) at in their new headquarters, wav. 131 North Broad- The G.O.P. has revamped and dressed up the building, recent- ly occupied'by Shiplet-White. The county Republicans will concentrate on getting votes for Henry Bellmon, candidate for governor, and Hayden B. Craw- ford, who is trying for Mike Mon- roney's U.S. Senate post. The G.O.P. also has candidates for sheriff, state representative and state senator. At the other end of the cal street, the Democrats are also j getting set for a major push within the next six weeks. Bob Bennett, local leader for W. P. "Bill" Atkinson in the pri- mary, is cooperating with the regular county organization in pushing the Midwest City builder for governor. J. I. Jones, Allen, is the county chairman. Endowed with a keen mind, he was a brilliant student and rank- ed at the top of his class schol- astically. He won acclaim and numerous laurels as a debater while in-college here. Attesting to his capabilities was the fact that he wrote a number of .opinions even while comparatively new in the offices of the high court judge. Single, Young leaves three sis- ters, Mrs. M. H. (Thelma) Ray, j 520 North Crownpoint Drive; Mrs. George Schneider, Oklahoma City; and Mrs. Carl Arnold, Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Nolan Young, 2031 Arlington Boulevard; and Lanier Young, Oklahoma City. A nephew, Henry Ray, lives in Ada. Nolan Young and Mrs. Ray are in Oklahoma City, where they! have been staying to be at the bedside of their brother since he became ill. Services will be at 10 a. m. Thursday in the chapel of Hahn- block basis seeking readmission to the district. Council members felt city residents would under- standably take a more benign view of inclusion if they reatoed Uncle Sam was picking up half the tab. The only fly in the ointment is a time factor. Projects should be in such shape so that they could be started in the im- mediate future and completed within a year. This latest pav- ing district and the sewer dis- trict are even now coming off the engineer's board and would be prime candidates. City Manager Davidson Wednesday goes to Ft. Worth to discuss local projects with gov- ernment officials and will go to another meeting in Muskogee on Friday. The Friday meeting will also be concerned with projects under PWAA. Council members quickly passed an ordinance changing zoning designation for Lots 1 through 4 of Block 42, original townsite. The lots were changed from an R-l to an R-3 "multiple family" designation. A nursing home will be constructed on the property. Council members agreed to table a request from the local Civil Defense organization for purchase of additional storm warning equipment. City Manager Davidson indi- cated he would check costs be- fore proceeding. Under the CD request, siren poles on East Main and Johnston would be raised in height to give greater coverage to sirens mounted there. An amplifying system was in- stalled last spring on the south water tower. The request asked that similar equipment'be plac- ed on one of the new big light derricks at EC's- Norris Stadi- um. The college had granted permission. Councilman Joe Bonar won- dered if the city might not check with a "sound engineer" before locating additional equip- ment. "Maybe Mayor Carl May- hall replied, "but the only guy you can get is probably some- one trying to sell you some kind of loudspeaker." Council members also mulled over possible location of warn- ing equipment atop the big try- Ion at St. Joseph's Church since j amplifying equipment is already installed there. Steelmen Win Case In Senate Committee Nixes Contempt Charges Against Companies WASHINGTON (AP) The.Senate Judiciary Com- mittee squelched today its antitrust subcommittee's contempt of Congress charges against four steel companies and nine of their top executives. The 9 to 5 vote was a clear-cut victory for the steel firms in re- fusing to comply with subpoenas :from the antitrust subcommittee i for detailed figures on their costs 'of production. Refused Records The Re- public, National and tended that disclosure of the infor- mation 'would give competitors, both at home and abroad, an un- fair competitive advantage. Chairman James 0. Eastland, D-Miss., had announced in ad- vance that he was opposed to the subcommittee's effort to press contempt charges. The subcommittee, headed by Sen. Estes Kefauver, D-Tenn., subpoenaed the data from the steel companies last April after the announcement of a steel price increase, later rescind- ed under pressure from President Kennedy. Kefauver Storms When the four companies and their top officials refused to sub- mit the records, Kefauver's sub- committee accused them of con- tumacious conduct and by a 5-2 vote asked the full Judiciary Com- mittee to recommend to the Sen- ate that they be cited for contempt of Congress. At today's closed" Judiciary Committee session, Sen. Roman L. Hruska, R-Neb., moved to re- ject the subcommittee's recom- mendations and to "excuse the companies from responding to the subpoenas. By 9-5 Vote The motion' was adopted by a 9-5 -vote, with only Sen. Olin D. Johnston, D-S.C., absent. Kefauver told newsmen after- ward he felt the outcome had tremendously handicapped his subcommittee in its investigation of the steel industry's pricing practices. He said the subcommittee would meet at a later date to decide Mob Protests Killing Of Negro; Shotgun Blast Wounds Policemen The Democrats are set up at 508 [Cooke Funeral Home, Oklahoma East Main Street where the head- City. The body will be brought quarters will be open from 9 to 5 on weekdays. One of the big functions this week will be a trek to McAlester for an Atkinson barbecue meet- ing, plan evening. Several county Democrats to make the trip Thursday to Ada and will lie in state at the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until p.m. Thursday. Committal services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Memo- rial Park, Mr. Richard Church of Christ minister, offici- ant. Councilmen then approved several special claims, author- ized a transfer of funds and approved regular claims. Finally, the council voted to go into executive session to hear the recommendations of City Attorney Lawrence Green in relation to the recent Stegall case. Presumably the council discussed whether or not the defendants in the case, three city policemen, would request a new trial. what to do. He said he personally (Continued on Page Two) Lawton Youth Dies Of Polio OKLAHOMA CITY state Health Department report- ed Monday that a Comanchc County boy died Friday of po- lio. The Health Department said it was the first death from polio reported in the state this year. The victim was Jerry Don Ar- rowood, 13, son of Mrs, Irene Arrowood of Fletcher. The boy was admitted to a Lawton hos- pital Sept. 13. Dr. Charles Green, city-coun- ty health director at Lawton, said the boy had not received polio vaccine. School Is Burned During Flareup Of Violence In Suburban St. Louis City ST. LOUISJIo. (AP) A shotgun blast fired from the darkness earlffctoday wounded three St. Louis County police officers who were trying to disperse an unruly, excited crowd of some 300 persons in suburban Kinloch. A civilian, Anthony Williams, 32, a Negro who was sit- ting in a parked car near the mob scene, received super- ficial wounds. The crowd was protesting the killing Sunday of a man by a Kinloch policeman. Flareups of violence have been occurring ever since the shooting in the predominantly Negro community of Both the man killed and the policeman were Negroes. Fires were set Monday night and early today in several vacant buildings, a school, and a new home being built by the Kinloch chief of police as the mob got out of hand. Police questioned more than 70 persons and gave three lie detec- tor tests following the shooting. All were released. A blaze in the home of Kinloch Chief Roosevelt Hoskins was extin- guished before it caused serious i damage. j Court order upholding the petition But a five-room frame wing of became Apportion Foes Try New Move OKLAHOMA CITY homans for Local Government at- tacked the constitutional reappor- tionment petition from a new angle today, after a state Supreme TOGETHERNESS Coalgate High School Spanish students keep in close touch with each other these days. With a new language lab operating, some of the classes require doubling up on use of the equipment as in this Staff Photo) New Lab Spurs Interest In Coai'gate's Spanish Classes By W. L. KNICKMEYER So much so that when the bell COALGATE (Staff) Interest rings to signal the end of the in Spanish classes has taken a jig bounce upward at Coalgate High School this year. The reason: installation, during i the summer vacation, of a new language laboratory. East Central State College, Ada High School and Sulphur High are all using similar devices; but Coalgate is probably the smallest school in the area to acquire the equipment. Small or not, the classes, are stuffed to the bursting point. The Coalgate lab has a theoreti- cal capacity of 24 students. There are four Spanish classes. And each one has a full complement. In fact, some of them have more than that which leads to doubling up on the equipment. As in other similar setups, there's an arrangement of sound- proof booths (or at least sound- resistant) equipped with head- period their teacher, Vivian Wat- kins, finds it necessary to say, "We have to stop, now." The high school class, however, is elective. And while this one is held down to an exact 24 enroll- ment, Grover Barker, principal, notes that it's held down on pur- dates. Miss Watkins teaches three JP058 and not for lack of candi- junior high classes and one on the j high school level. For the junior high kids, Spanish is required; so the crowded classes don't necessarily indicate a high degree i of interest. i Seems there's a waiting list for that class. Meanwhile, Barker is giving a (Continued on Pane Two) Soviet Plans "Fishing Base In Castro s Cuba KEY; WEST, Minis- ter Fidel Castro announced today the Soviet Union plans to build a major port in Cuba as a base for its Atlantic fishing fleet. Castro, addressing his nation on The prime minister did not an- nounce the location of the port immediately. Indications have been reported that the Castro gov- Dunbar grade school burned out and there was no school today for children. None of the three wounded offi- cers, patrolmen Billy Rushing, 33, JHugh Hodges, 26, and Kenneth j Armstead was critically in- jured. Rushing returned to duty. The others in County Hospital under observation. All are white. Kinloch Mayor Clarence Lee said "growing unrest and even hatred" because .of the killing of Darnell Dortch, 20, by a Kinloch patrol- man, Israel Mason, 74, touched off the violence. Mason, suspended pending a coroner's investigation, said he was trying to subdue Dortch and his gun went off accidentally. The officer said Dortch had refused to accept'a careless driving warrant. The officers who were wounded had been summoned to aid the seven-man Kinloch force in dis- persing a. mob that gathered at a drive-in cafe near the Kinloch po- lice station. At times the mob chanted: "We want Throughout the night, Kinloch volunteer firemen answered fire calls and put each blaze out, even saving the main brick building of the grade school. The fires, au- thorities said, were the work of arsonists. The three wounded officers were among some 85 sent to the mob scene. Armstead is a canine corps officer and his dog, Ike, was slightly wounded by the shotgun pellets. The anti-petition group contest- ed the ballot title in a new appeal to the high court. This action could block an at- tempt to put the controversial is- sue on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Election Board officials said unless the petition is cleared by Wednesday it will be too late to get absentee ballots printed for the Nov. 6 election. State law' makes the filing of a petition and its ballot title separ- ate procedures and says each may be appealed to the Supreme Court. Monday the court refused to give Oklahomans for Local Gov- ernment additional time to pre- pare an appeal to the U.'S. Su- preme Court on its order uphold- ing the petition. This brought speculation the an- ti-petition group might go directly to the federal court in a request for additional time. The petition asks for a vote on a constitutional amendment set- ting up a commission to enforce reapportionment according to tha constitution. The commission, comprised of the state treasurer, secretary of state and attorney general, would reapportion the state after every federal census. Unsure Of Action Leon Hirsh, attorney for OLG, said Monday he was not sura what action the group would take. He said he would have to confer with his co-counsel. The petition, filed Dec. 27, 1961, contained more than sig- natures and was approved March 20, 1962 by Secretary of State William Christian. 'The state Supreme Court ap- proved the petition July 16, but granted stays to protestants which But that ended the mob scene. I expired last Friday. n eastern tuabi auvui. ou muea uuiui phones and microphones, so that Weywon after signing a contract students may listen to a' master tne with Soviet Fisheries- recording and then repeat the Minister A' A- said the tanamo- ernment plans to build a High temperature In Ada Mon- day was 85; low Monday night, 65; reading at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 68. Rainfall for the period end- ing at 7 a.m. Tuesday, .47 inch. lesson into the mikes. And in some of the classes, it's i necessary for the students to OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness this afternoon through Wednesday; occasional rain or showers west and south this afternoon and south tonight diminishing Wednesday; cooler south today; a little wanner northwest Wednesday; low to- night 5S-S8; high Wednesday 72- 82. share some of the booths. Thus you'll see two students sitting side by side on a single chair, sharing a headset, one listening with the left ear and one with the right. It's only fair to point out, though, that the school has or- dered some extra headsets, to help relieve the congestion. Whether because of a passion for Spanish or a passion for gad- getry, the kids love theSe classes. port will 12 million pesos, j Castro said the port will be con- The cost will be met by the So-jstructed and used by Russia under a 10-year contract. However, he referred to the pact as a mere formality. "It surely will continue much longer than 10 he said. The peso is regarded on a par with the U.S. dollar by the Castro government. However, foreign ex- change brokers in Miami give about 16 U.S. cents for a Cuban peso. It was not known which viet Union, Castro said, through a "credit" to finance purchase of the necessary machinery to oper- ate the port. It will be built by Cuban laborers with Cuban ma- terial, the prime minister said, and the nation will be compensat- ed for this -contribution by addi- tional food shipments from the So- viet Union. Castro said, however, the port actually will belong to Cuba and will be operated by Cuban work- tioned them and then let them go in twos and threes to their homes. This morning, the town was si- lent. A few people looked' out win- dows and some stood in doorways, but the streets were clear. Five county police cars carry- ing 15 officers patrolled the streets. The first flareup of violence was two quick shotgun blasts fired through a window of the Kinloch police station Monday. No one was hurt Mayor Lee has called an cmer- r ____ gency meeting of the Board of Al: standard Castro was using when dermen for tonight and a curfew he referred to the port as a 12- ion persons -under 21 goes into ef- million-peso installation. I feet at 10 p.m. In 1964 Reapportionment adopted by the proposed commission would not become effective until the 1964 legislative elections. While the petition was being held. up, a three-judge federal court knocked out portions of the (Continued on Page Two) Historians tell us about the past and economists tell us about the future. Thus only the present is confusing. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Meredith Tries Again To Enroll At Mississippi SHELTER YET Members of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada are embarked on another project in Wintersmith Park. Just east of tho headquarters, they are now assembling this deluxe, covered picnic area. Club members are working on tht and hope to it finithed within two (NEWS Staff _ NEW ORLEANS (AP) The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a sweeping restraining or- der today prohibiting Gov. Ross Barnett and a large number oi county, city and other state offi- cials from interfering with the registration of Negro James H. Meredith at the University of Mis- sissippi. In addition to Barnett, the order names Mississippi Atty. Gen. Joe T. Patterson, State Commissioner of Public Safety T. B. Birdsong, and district attorneys, police chiefs and sheriffs which the court described as representative of their authority throughout the entire state. The order was signed by three judges of the Appellate Court. They set a hearing for Friday in New Orleans. The order was issued on the re- quest of the U.S. Justice Depart- ment, which only Monday pressed a contempt charge against univer- sity officials, leading to the prom- ise by officials that Meredith would be registered. The promise of the officials. however, cama in the face of countermoves at Jackson by Bar- nett, who has sworn he will go to jail rather than see Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss. The Appeals Court Monday gave the State College' Board until 4 p.m.. Central Standard time, to- day to let Meredith enroll. Meredith planned to register in Jackson, where the board normal- ly sits, rather than the campus at Oxford. This was part of the board's agreement with the court. But even while courtroom agree- ments were being, made in New Orleans, Gov. Rosa Barnett of Mississippi was making counter moves in Jackson. The 64-year-old governor, who promised to go to jail rather than see Meredith knock down 114 years of segregation at Ole Miss, took these actions: 1. He obtained a state court or- der forbidding university officials from enrolling Meredith and for- bidding Meredith from enrolling. 2. He .issued an executive order directing state police to arrest anyone who tried to arrest or fine a state official in connection with the Meredith case.. The highway patrol announced a 24-hour standby alert as the hearing in New Orleans drew to a dose. More than 80 patrol cars were moved into the Oxford area. Meredith, calm, but attentive in the court room, seemed not at all 'sure that the end of the long road was in sight. "I've been admitted a lot of times he told newsmen, referring to three previous federal court orders that so far have not succeeded in putting him in the classes at. Ole.Miss. Tht board issued statement after the hearing saying that it bowed to the court because it "was apparent that fine and im- prisonment in amounts unknown to us would not prevent Mere- dith's admission." The board said it understood that the court would "appoint someone to register him" if the board refused to act. Meredith tried to enroll at the campus last Thursday. Gov. Bar- nett, wielding the authority of the registrar delegated to him by the (Continued on Two)   

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