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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Joe Zilch suggests there wouldn't have been nearly as much fuss in Mississippi if the NAACP had found some 235-pound fullbaclc who also plays inside linebacker to integrate the University of Mississippi... Fabulous Scope Can See Almost Anything, Page 12 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Halfback Snow Is Player-Of-Week; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 174 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Federal Troops Tighten Grip On Campus At Mississippi FATAL SCENE This Volkswagen car was pushed one- half mile down the tracks by a Frisco engine after it was struck at the Fitzhugh crossing Monday afternoon. Killed instantly was ths driver, John Lester Henry Jr., 27, Ada. Henry's body was found one-tenth of a mile from im- pact. Here Highway Patrol Trooper H. T. Gay and others attempt to roll the car off the tracks. (NEWS Staff Photo by John Car-Train Crash At Fitzhugh Kills Ad an John L. Henry Jr. Fast Work Is Needed To Get Aid The City Council Monday night heard an encouraging note on Ada's future paving program, but were told quick action would help se- cure federal assistance. Billy McKeel, chairman of the Chamber of Com- merce Paving Committee, urged quick action be taken to insure Ada gets a share of the federal funds avail- able through the Public Works Acceleration Act. Speaking before the council, McKeel asked that if federal funds did not come through for some reason, districts planned for construction be dropped. Coun- jcilman Sid Spears. made this of- i ficial with the necessary motion. "I think. it's an excellent oppor- tunity to get streets paved at half cost, but it has to be said McKeel. 50 Per Cent Paid The discussion followed recent council meetings considering a new law permitting federal par- ticipation at a 50 per cent level on local public works. Friday J. B. Davidson, city manager, travelled to Muskogee with members of the paving com- mittee, to hear a briefing by the Community Facilities Administra- tion. the agency handling the pro- By JOHN BENNETT A Frisco train smashed broad- side into a Volkswagen car at the Fitzhugh crossing Monday afternoon, killing a 27-year-old Ada man. The car was pushed one-half mile down the tracks before the engineer could halt the train. Dead is John Lester Henry Jr., 27, who operated an elec- trical appliance repair shop in Ada. Henry was married and had one six-year-old daughter, Shcr- ry Lou. His wife, Merl Francis, lives at 816 North Stockton, Ada. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. John L. Henry Sr.', Ada. Highway Patrol Trooper H. T. Gay, who investigated the acci- dent, said Henry was apparent- ly killed instantly. His body was found one-tenth of a mile west of the point of impact. Frisco engineer Fred Miller, Ada, said he did not see'the small car approach the railroad crossing until it was too late to stop. Miller said he first saw the' top of the car through tall Johnson grass- growing around the east side of the intersec- tion. There is no electrical sig- nal at the intersection. Miller said Henry apparently did not see the train approach- ing nor hear the warning whistle and bell. Henry was driving north from Fitzhugh at p.m. where he had made a washing machine service call at the Delbert Tuck- i er home. The Sulphur bound train was approaching from Ada. It struck the right side of the vehicle. The small German-made car was ripped arid torn to pieces in the one-half mile drag down the tracks. A wrecker had dif- ficulty' towing the automobile because it was so shredded by the impact. Miller estimated damage to the train engine at about Engineer Miller and conductor J. John" Williams, Ada, called (Continued on Page Two) Taylor Denies Planning Big Policy Moves WASHINGTON (AP) Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor is back in the Pentagon, disclaiming any intent to crusade for policies that caused him to retire as Army chief of staff three years ago. Taylor was sworn in Monday as chairman of the-Joint Chiefs of Staff in ceremonies at the White House, Later he said at a news confer- ence in the Pentagon: "I am not arriving, blueprint in hand, as a crusader for change." Instead, the general said, "I find in this building a new atmos- phere and a new approach to the problems of defense which to me are most heartening." When he quit in 1959, Taylor took the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration's defense policies to task in a book entitled "The Uncertain Trumpet." Conventional ground forces had been allowed to wither away with the increasing reliance on massive nuclear retaliation, Taylor then charged. He also claimed a creaky decision-making apparatus in the department was hampering defense efforts. Taylor has served as special military adviser to President Ken- nedy since April 1961. During that time conventional Army forces have been substantially increased and others of his ideas have been adopted. Ada Community Chest Kicks Off Campaign Ada Community Chest is press- ing its anual drive into every nook and corner of the city this week. Already, breakfast kickoff meet- ings of two groups have signalled the beginning of the traditional fall campaign. This year the fund-raising or- ganization is trying to persuade Adans to give a total of Some frantic meetings in August indicated the financial crisis that followed three years of failure to OKLAHOMA Mostly cloudy northeast, partly cloudy west and south this afternoon through Wednesday; scattered light rain or drizzle northeast ending Wednesday. A little cooler northeast this afternoon; low tonight 43 to 53. High Wednes- day 62 northeast to 74 south- west. High'temperature in Ada Mon- day was 68; low Monday night, 49; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 54. raise the budgets of the member agencies. Chest Agencies The agencies of the Chest in- clude: Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, The Salvation Army, Youth Center, Summer Playground and Child Welfare. The Advance Gifts campaign began in September. Martin Clark is chairman of the group. On Monday morning, the volun- teer workers of the downtown business section gathered for the traditional breakfast kickoff. There were 39 present of the com- mittee under John Oxford. On Thursday morning, the em- ployes' division, a smaller group of volunteer Red Feather workers, had 16 present. Howard Elliott is chairman. Reported Already, the total of cash and pledges has passed It is too early to determine how much progress has been made. Obviously, the remaining thirty thousand dollars poses a big problem. However, J. B. Lynn, general drive chairman, said that public reaction to the acute prob- lem this year has been reassur- ing. A number of significant in- creases in pledges have been com- ing into the office, he observed. Congress Okays Delaware, Upper Blue Projects Two major conservancy dis- tricts for this area were finally approved in Washington, Senators Robert S. Ken? and Mike Mon- roney and Congressman Tom Steed announced today. The Upper Blue River and'Dela- ware Creek Conservancy Districts have now been approved by the Public Works Committees of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. This clears the way for pro- ceeding with construction of re- tention dams and land treatment. Congressman Steed, represent- ing the fourth district, explained that this final committee approval was the last step necessary to making funds available for the districts. The Upper Blue is a big con- servancy district any way it is viewed. It contains acres in Atoka, Bryan, Johnston, Mur- ray and Pontotoc. The plan for the district author- izes 74 retention structures with a total capacity of acre feet. The Upper Blue plan is figured to cost The previously announced Dela- ware Creek plan includes acres in Atoka, Coal, Johnston, and Pontotoc counties. Develop- ment of the watershed, including 14 dams, is estimated to cost Total water storage runs to acre feet. Davidson explained Pontotoc County was considered one of Oklahoma's 22 "depressed" areas. He said it was given a 5B county designation, because it was con- sidered not to have a metropoli- tan center. Roy Sneed, councilman, travel- ed with the committee to Mus- kogee. He said he understood Oklahoma was designated to get 90 million dollars in federal funds, but it would be on a first come first serve basis. Application's Filed Davidson said an application is also in the hands of the -State Health Department for federal funds on a local sewer project. He explained federal funds for sewer projects would also be on a 50 per cent basis. "The big difference is that the application has to go through the Health said David- son. In yet another, action. Council- man Joe Bonar requested the city manager investigate securing a PWAA grant on a 'new City Hall. The 'Council opened the meeting by hearing Joe Gifford, chairman of the cemetery -commission. Gif- ford was present to discuss the buying of 20 additional acres near the' Rosedale Cemetery for future cemetery expansion. The District Court said last year they wanted specific blanket easements before the land could be bought. Three utility companies -have in- stallations crossing the land. The locations of the easements are now pinned down, said David- son, and proceedings by the Dis- trict Court can begin. In March Lawrence Green, city attorney, examined the title call- ing attention to pipeline ease- (Continued on Page Two) LYONS RETURNS Frank D. Lyons Jr., director of high- ways in Oklahoma, returns to Ada tomorrow for a speech to the Ada Rotary Club. The highly respected highway di- rector recently spoke here to the League of Women Voters. He will be the featured guest at the Rotary. Club's regular noon luncheon Wednesday at the Aldridge Hotel. Lake Roads Could Prove Expensive OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Highway Commission was told Monday it will take million for 900 miles of good roads to make fully accessible the 40 lakes Oklahoma has or will have within a few years. Bill made" a '.preliminary report which had been requested by a special legislative highway com- mittee. It was pointed out, how- ever, that the state may not want to go that far in improv- ing lake roads. Dane said a revision of plans, eliminating two connection proj- ects linking Marietta with In- terstate 35, will keep an inter- state project estimated to cost off the November bid letting. But he said it probably could be ready for December. The project was removed from the letting after Marietta and Love County officials said they were unable to raise 300 for right of way to imprve the connecting road, Oklahoma 32. Walker's Crusade Is Over OXFORD, Miss Former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker's crusade in behalf of Mississippi segregation- ists has ended with the war hero's arrest on charges of leading an insurrection against the United States. The federal action Monday aft- ernoon ended two stormy days 'in Oxford for the one-time soldier, center of one controversy after his. 1961 resignation from the U.S. One man and his son, 14, ar- Walker commander of federal :rcsted duri the earl hours_ had troops in the Little Rock Ark., induded Qne rifle segregation crisis, this time wasSand two shotguns, one saber, two on the other side. Arrest Ordered The highest-ranking Justice De- 111 XT' t- 1 Tf t 1 1 CO.UY Cll LCBbCU LJ1C 111OL tyAtty Gen since'.the flareup began. she was ordered Walker's arrest, after the 53-year-old Texan led one student charge against federal marshals on the University of Mississippi campus, and later appeared in the midst .of rioting in downtown Oxford. Shortly after he waived a pre- liminary hearing, and failed to make bond set for the four charges against him. Walker was flown to a federal prison in Springfield, Mo., which specializes in psychiatric care. Friends Raise Bond After talking to 'Walker nearly an hour Monday Rus- sell Settle, the. center's warden, said the former general was cer- tain his 'friends would raise his bond shortly.'' One of his supporters, identified as Ashland Burchwell, a 22-year- old Texan, was.picked up in Dal- with a large supply of arms and ammunition police said he was talcing to Walker in Mis- sissippi, Burchwell said he had 'worked for Walker both in" the Army and in Texas. But the "tens of thousands" Walker promised to lead to the Advice to single go looking for the ideal man. A hus- band is much easier to Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) School Board Ponders Request From Boy's Club The Ada Board of Education Monday night "took under ad- visement" a request by the re- cently formed Boys Club for the use of one of the school gymnas- iums. Supt. Rex 0. Morrison present- ed the request from Boys Club of- ficials, asking for the use of a gym two nights a week, at per night. The youth organization has set up headquarters in the old VFW building on East Tenth, but has no gymnasium facilities there. After considerable discussion of the expense involved and the need for supervision, the board with- held action on the request. The feeling of the members appeared to be that a consistent policy should be established, regulating the use of school facilities by non- school groups. Morrison also turned over to the board a report on the progress of Willard' School construction by architect Monroe Parker. The meeting was adjourned after routine approval of claims. Present were Roy Young, chair- man; Millard Lawson, Vernon Roberts and Jack' Fentem, mem- bers: Miss Ruth Collins, clerk, and Morrison.- Soldiers Arrest Several Persons Carrying Weapons; Marshals Accompany Negro OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Federal troops arrested more than two dozen persons carrying weapons during the night as they tightened an uneasy security around the University of Mississippi. The armed 'troops, wary of the slightest boilup in the bitter segregation dispute, arrested anyone found with any type of weapon. James H. Meredith, the 29-year-old Negro who is the hub'of the state vs. fe'deral government hassle, spent his first night as an Ole Miss student in a residence hall flooded with spotlights. About 10 marshals accompanied Meredith to class this morning. There were no demonstrations and nearby stu- dents .walked briskly to class as they watched Mere- Fear Stalks Oxford After Night Falls OXFORD, Miss. (AP) After dark, a sense of foreboding settles over the little college town. It creeps through the streets, wet from a half-hearted drizzle and converges on the campus of the University of Mississippi. You can almost touch it in the silence. It is a mixture of hate and fear and deep anguish, all compound- ed by the frightening question, "What There is nothing you can put your finger on. A knot of hard- eyed men gather on a street cor- ner, talking in low. tones. They grow silent when1 you approach them, or when an Army jeep cruises past.' The" discovery of an arsenal of weapons in the hands of people the Oxonians say are "outsiders." The note of tension in the 'voice of the proprietor of a cafe when she refuses to open the door to a group of young men peering and rapping on the glass. "I don't know she says. "But 'I know they are like the ones who caused all the trouble Sunday night" Two persons died Sunday night, and more than 75 were injured when rioting raged across the gracious, tree-shaded campus of hunting knives and ammunition. The swelling force of federal bayonets fixed and rifles arrested the first woman held overnight when soldiers found a shotgun in her car. In New Orleans, La., Mississip- pi Gov. Ross Barnett had a date in federal court on a contempt citation, harvested from his vain effort to thwart Meredith's en- trance as the 114-year-old univer- sity's first knowingly admitted Ne- gro student. "I call on the President to put a stop to further violence by im- mediate removal of Meredith and the withdrawal of federal troops and marshals from Mississippi the 64-year-old governor said in a speech -telecast -across the nation Monday night. Barnett. blamed federal inter- vention for the weekend segrega- tion-, riots and the deaths of a French newsman and an Oxford repairman. Washington's rebuttal was a mounting building of nearly 12.000 soldiers including the crack 101st Airborne Division, the paratroop outfit that quelled the 1957 school integration violence at Little Rock, Ark. Troops streamed into Oxford, support of Mississippi Gov. Ross. outnumbering the college hamlet's Barnett, fighting to prevent Negro citizenry 2-1 in the strongest dis-jthe university. James H. Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi, never materialized. He Leads Charge Walker led a band of some 100 students, as it charged positions of federal marshals on the Ole Miss campus Sunday night. The marshals fired tear gas, and the group dispersed. The former general appeared in downtown Oxford Monday, shout- ing encouragement to youths who were picked up as federal troops strove to rid the area of potential trouble-makers. Heading back toward the cam- was stopped at a fed- eral road-block and taken into custody. Four Charges The four charges' filed against Walker were: 1. Assaulting, resisting, or im- peding U.S. marshals. 2. Conspiring .to prevent dis- charge of duties. 3. Inciting, assisting and engag- ing in insurrection against the au- thority of the United States. (Continued on Page Two) play of federal might since the end of the Civil War nearly a century ago. The troops arrested more than 200 persons since Sunday night, about one-third of them students. Most of them went free, but more than a dozen stayed in custody to face various charges, including former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker. The military's mission was to protect the slightly built, 29-year- old Meredith's court-ordered sta- tus as a student at the university, and to forestall further rioting on campus in Oxford. Jeeps rattled through inky blackness on inspection of armed footsoldiers who dug foxholes be- neath a softly falling rain. The campus was sealed off. So was the town square of Oxford, where short-lived skirmishes occurred on Monday between civilians and hel- meted troops. There was no indication wheth- er Barnett would meet an 11 a.m. (CST) deadline set by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in (Continued on Page Two) A pile of telegrams covers a desk in one of the main adminis- tration buildings of the university. Each one has much the same anx- ious message. "Worried about you. Suggest you come home until trou- bles over." They are addressed to students, and all arrived after the explosion on the campus Sunday night. A woman correspondent who saw it stares apprehensively out the window as the shadows begin to gather. Suddenly, tears stream from her eyes. In a tortured voice she says, "will someone take me home tonight? I'm afraid to go by myself." "But the square is filled with says a male correspon- dent. "Nothing is going to happen, there." she says. "But I'm afraid. They The sentence trails off into silence. The city, and especially the campus, is one large Army camp. Troops guard all the entrances, and they have sealed off the court house square. At night, the sol- (Continued on Page Two) Conditions Improve For Schirra's Space Flight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) weather conditions in Atlantic recovery areas today brightened hopes that astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. will be launched Wednesday on his in- tended six-orbit around the world mission. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration reported to- day that a change in course re- moved tropical storm Daisy as a threat to the third orbit landing area 200 miles north of Puerto Rico. The agency said there was a possibility the storm could bring cloudy weather to the second orbit drop zone 375 miles south of Ber- muda, But it reported the storm would have to move faster than its present 12 miles an hour if it is to bother this area. Before shifting her 40-mile winds to a more northerly course overnight, Daisy was on a path which, would have crossed the third orbit recovery v area in the morning. Conditions appear generally good for a launching, a NASA spokesman reported. He said the first part of the split countdown on the Atlas spacecraft combination went with- out a hitch this morning. This in- cluded fueling of the Atlas with tons of fuel. Afterwards Schirra and bis backup Gordon Coop- er, attended an engineering brief- ing on the mission. On schedule later were additional studies of the flight plan which calls for Schirra to circle the earth six times in 9 hours 11 minutes, the longest manned space flight planned by the United States. Schirra flew, a simulated mis- sion Monday in a procedures trainer. He and Cooper underwent ex- haustive- physical examinations. Dr. Howard Minners, flight sur- geon, said both astronauts were in excellent condition and ready to fly- Schirra, 39, a Navy commander, will begin his final preparations today, as technicians load fuel into the Atlas rocket. that will send him and his Sigma 7 space- craft on their flight, possibly the last. before, an American astro- naut spends a full day in'space. Space officials, who had previ- ously hazarded a guess of a chance to .get Schirra off on Wednesday', had no estimate of odds -in their last weather brief- ing Monday. The critical area Daisy menaces is the locale where Schirra would land after one, two or three orbits. The weather in the land- ing areas of the Pacific for the fourth, fifth and -sixth orbits is not a problem at the moment. MEREDITH GOES TO S. Marshals to his first class on thi campus of OU-Miu at Oxford today. (AP   

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