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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             A flag-draped portrait of McKinley wi oHce saw rallies America to patriotic W. can't imagine JFK or in such a picture, which is one mihor expt.H.tioH to u, as to why the U. S. is slipping here lately Bettis, Green Top EC Grid Statistics; See Sports, Page 6 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ohio Political Pot Is A Mixed Stew, Ten 59TH YEAR NO. 192 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23', 1962 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY U.S. Soviet Head For Collision Over Cuban Issue WASHINGTON (AP) The So- viet Union and the United States headed into a collision course to- day as U.S. Navy ships moved in to clamp an arras blockade on Cuba and halt the Soviet conver- sion of the island into a nuclear missile base. A direct confrontation between the two great powers could come within 24 to 48 hours, in the judg- ment of Washington officials. The crisis was probably the greatest since World War II. The full scope of .the danger broke upon the world Monday night when .President Kennedy I forces had been mobilized and announced the establishment ol Prime Minister Fidel Castro Soviet missile bases in Cuba and disclosed a seven-point program of U.S. action starting off with a naval blockade to 'halt the flow of any more offensive arms to Cuba. He. called his move the imposi- tion of a strict quarantine, avoid- ing official use of the word block- ade. But administration officials said that in practical effect there was no difference. Havana radio said early today that all of the island's military i Sasakwa Man Dies Of Bullet Wound; Police Hold Wife SASAKWA (Special) Little John Burgess, Konawa Lumber Company employe, is dead of gunshot wounds and his wife, Marie, is being held today in the Seminole incident occurred at the family home, five miles south of Sasakwa, Sunday night. Sheriff Bill Nicholson's force was told that Burgess was shot when he returned -----------------------------------1 from church Sunday night. As he approached the entrance of the home, he was struck in the chest just abovexthe .heart with one shot from a .22 caliber Dillinger pistol. When he turned, would address his nation later in the -day. Kennedy is depending-on crisis diplomacy to pull the world back from the brink of conflict. Shortly before addressing the- nation by television and the world.by radio he addressed a personal message to Soviet Premier Khrushchev to refrain from any step which would, make 'the situation worse. The letter; along with an ad- vance copy' of his speech, was handed by Secretary of State Dean Rusk to Soviet Ambassador Anatoly'Dobrynin at the State De- partment shortly before Kennedy put'the -next move -up to Khrush- chev. Even as the President spoke, went on the air. A copy of thelU.S. warships were maneuvering letter was -delivered in Moscow to the U.S. Embassy. The message opened the 'way for a Kennedy-Khrushchev'meet- ing on the Cuban crisis'by assert- ing -that the United..States'is al- ways, ready for peaceful negotia- tions. Officials said it -did jiot specifically suggest such a .meet- ing. On. the diplomatic on the Cuban blockade, in the Cuban area, taking up 'sta- tions ior interception.-of all in- bound' vessels. U.S. Navy' ships will have the responsibility: to in- tercept, visit and search ships-of all countries .including the Soviet Union to make--sure they, are-..not carrying "offensive weapons to .-the- island.. Defense and State Department officials told, newsmen the .Navy would fire a shot across, the bow. of any ship which-refused to sub- mit to investigatin and if neces- sary would then, fire at the ship with; the intention of causing the minimum damage to halt it. If need be, the ship would be sunk, Defense officials'said. The overriding question being asked'in the-governinent here was whether- Khrushchev would -slow, down -or 'turn -back Soviet .ships on the -way, at least to give time for a -avoid an almost immediate 'showdown. The Pentagon said Soviet -ships now bound for Cuba have 'no mili- tary escorts. State Department officials said Kennedy was delaying until late today, or tonight, the .formal issuance of, an official proclama- tion- instituting the quarantine. The effect was to give the.Soviet Union arid all-other-nations about 24 hours to .consider the situation. the United1 States moved on to other'sectors of the diplomatic- front; calling for an immediate meeting of zation of American'States and an urgent session of the'U.N. Security Council. The purpose of the OAS meeting was to try to obtain Western Hemisphere sanction for the blockade, the OAS being'a region- al defense organization. The purpose of calling the-Secur rity. Council meeting was to ask for action on absolution.demand- ing: that Soviet .missiles and other offensive weapons be'immediately withdrawn from Cuba under su- pervision of an U.N. observation team. State Department officials said it must be assumed that some Soviet medium range ballistic missiles .are already, operational in Cuba: Such' missiles have a range of more than nautical miles, the President reported in. his speech. In said intermedi- ate range, ballistic missiles, with a range of about miles, are destined for additional Cuban sites still, under construction: Further- more, he declared that jet bomb- ers with nuclear weapons capabil- ity are being assembled in Cuba (Continued on Two) Federal Jury Reveals Six More Names OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The names of six more persons in- dicted last week by a federal grand jury here were announced late Monday. Five of the six were charged bank irregularities. Thomas Vance Bauer, 21, Okla- homa City. Western Electric cm- Liberty National Bank, was charged'on two counts of embez- zlement and conspiracy. Clifford Joe Smith, 28, Yukon, supervisor in the Liberty National bookkeeping department, and Croal Newton Woolems, 18, Okla- homa City, Western Electri em- ploye, also were charged on two counts each with embezzlement and conspiracy. All three posted bonds with U. S. Commissioner William C. Page. Mrs. Lois C. McElraft, 40, Still- water Savings and Loan Associa- tion bookkeeper, was indicted on 16 counts, charging her with em- bezzling and making false entries. She posted, a bond and pleaded guilty at her ar- raignment before U. S. District Judge Ross Rizley. He deferred sentence until after receiving a re- port from the probation officer. William Albert Villines, 60, Maud oilman, was indicted on 21 counts of conspiracy and. fraud in connection with irregularities in the First National Bank of Maud. Villines was named in the same indictments in which two broth- ers, Barney and James Green of Maud, were charged. The Green brothers are alleged to have hon- ored J11.907 worth of Villines' checks when he had insufficient funds in his account. Villines posted a bond with U. S. Commissioner Lloyd Henry in Shawnee. another blast struck him in the back. He died en route to a hos- pital. Mrs. Burgess was alleged by officers to have admitted the shooting. She told investigators "he had been mistreating me." The investigation continues. Services for Burgess, born in Konawa July 28, 1925, will be at p.m. Thursday in the Sem inole Arbeka Church. Burial will be in Vamoosa Cemetery. Watts Funeral Home is directing the services. Burgess was a-veteran of World War II. He leaves the wife, Mrs. Marie Burgess, three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Carpitcher, Miss-Effie Bur- gess and Miss Sissie Burgess, all of Konawa, and two brothers, William F. Burgess, Wewoka; and Nona Scott Burgess, Konawa. Traffic Count Remains Same ADA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS 1962 To Date ..................237 1961 To Dale ..................251 Oct 1962 To Date..............13 Oct. 1961 To Date ..............12 Rally Ends As Konawan Is Injured KONAWA (Special) A coun- ty-wide Democrat rally in Konawa Monday night was marred by a traffic accident, in which Bose W. Murray, 68, 415 West Third, was painfully and probably seri- ously injured. The mishap occurred at p.m. about 30 minutes after the rally was set to begin on a used car lot on Main Street. Murray, longtime Konawa resi- dent, was crossing the street when he was struck by a cattle truck headed toward Seminole. The driver of the vehicle, .iden- tified as -W. M. Dalhart, Sem- inole, when stopped near .the out- skirts of Seminole, told officers he was unaware of the mishap. Murray suffered head injuries and possible back injury, -Valley View authorities said early Tues- day and his condition was report- ed as poor. Murray was taken to THEIR TROOPS FIGHTING defense minister V. K. Krishna Menon, con-, with Air Marshal A..M. Engineer, chief of the Indian air force, in New Delhi as news of Indian-Chinese border conflict continued: Red China reported a string attack by Indian forces in eastern sector of Himalayan frontier as the conflict raged. (AP Wirephoto via Cable from Invaders Grab Bri As Indian Troops Fall Back NEW DELHI' (AP) Chinese Communist troops have widened their bridgehead ia northeastern India and are developing a threat .0 the important monastery -town of Towang, the Indian Defense Ministry said today. Chinese "troops-pushed back In- dian soldiers seven or 'eight miles in an area just east of Bhutan, the ministry said. The new attack was launched a few miles east of this area at Bum Pass, a defense spokesman said, adding to the Towang threat. Elsewhere on the disputed Him alayan border, fighting continued without major changes in position. Peiping radio said Indian troops, lad crossed the McMahon Line 'rentier -and the..radio also said ih'inese forces no longer will re- spect that 48-year-old Himalayan joundary mark. Peiping radio coupled the charge with an offer to negotiate with In- dia for a peaceful settlement of the bloody border. conflict, which Prime Minister Nehru said Mon- day threatens his country's inde- pendence. On the. fourth day of hard bat- tling which has pushed the.Indians said Peiping, "tak- ing'the greatest restraint of-the Chinese government as a sign, of weakness, the-Indian government pushed 'farther and farther ahead and its troops- crossed the so- called McMahon Line, invaded and occupied 'larger tracts of Chinese territory, and "launched large-scale on Chinese frontier Because of this, said the broad- cast, "the Chinese frontier guards fighting in -self defense no longer need to restrain themselves to the bounds of' the Illegal McMahon The McMahon Line was drawn by- a British diplomat, Sir Henry McMahon, in negotiations with Ti- bet-in India was under British rule. Before 'the c u-r r e n t outbreak Nehru steadfastly.had refused'to negotiate unless the Chinese first withdrew from disputed territory. He told his-.people Jn a 13-minute broadcast' India. must: carry on the struggle cannot (Continued on Two) Red China Faces Hard Row In United Nations UNITED'NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) speech to read Prime Minister Cuba U.S. Both Take Case Before Security Council zorin calls Russians Alert Army Units; Session For 2P.M. Today UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The U.N'. Security Council was summoned to an urgent meeting today to take up a'U. S. demand that the-council call for. the with- .TaiTannounceA' Hurl Threat Of Atomic War MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union today canceled all leaves for military personnel, and halted further discharges from several branches of the armed forces, drawal of all offensive wea- The agency said the Kremlin pons -from Cuban soil. ordered the .halt in the; discharge China's bid for a U.N seat faced -rough going today as the United .States and its allies cited the Red thrust .into India as proof'Peiping is an aggressor with no right to sit in the-world'body. The United States hammered at this theme after the Soviet Union the Ada hospital by ambulance. steadily back, an Indian the China debate Monday _ 3nn frailpfi nri Iflfl-'fifltion Gfill- The traffic accident count in Ada remained the same Monday as no mishaps .were recorded on city streets for the second day in a row. Pour cases were filed in Mu- nicipal Court. Speeding charges were brought against Guynn 0. Roberts, 42, Clifford Creek, 43, and James Harold Hanks, 35. Roberts and Creek pleaded not guilty. Coleta Triplett, 24, pleaded not guilty to creating a disturbance. OKLAHOMA Clear to partly cloudy and cooler this afternoon and tonight. Scattered light frost northeast tonight. Generally fair. Wednesday. A little warmer vest portion. Low tonight 35 northeast to 43 southwest. High today 66 to 76. High temperature In Ada Mon- day was 86; low Monday night, 51; readlcg at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 51. Roman Harjo, chief of police, said it is possible Mr. Murray did not see the oncoming vehicle because of the congested traffic and "walked into the -side of it.' A hillbilly band and county and state candidates of the Democrat party were on hand at the rally, including the gubernatorial candi- date, W. B. Atkinson. Spirited Talks Spice Roman Catholic Meet VATICAN CITY- Ro- man Catholic Ecumenical Coun- cil got down to business today with an apparently animated dis- cussion about liturgy, .'or public worship. After a three-hour session in St. Peter's, a spokesman -said 21 council fathers had spoken on the subject, first on a long list of topics before the council. It was the. first full- discussion session since the as- sembly of almost prelates around the .a cere- monial opening Oct. 11. Today's session was closed to. the public. The job of putting a modern ook on Catholicism's face is cen- :ered in the 70 or .more topics hat the council must debate and (Continued on Two) man indicated Nehru has rejected a Liberian proposal of. mediation by African-Asian powers. Red China charged that Indian place of Nationalist China. and called on the 109-nation Gen- eral Assembly" to-'insta.ll the Pei- ping regime in the organization in troops crossed the McMahon Line I in a'new- attempt to -place the' blame on India current fighting. India has .charged re- peatedly that the Chinese, not the Indians, launched large-scale as- saults four days ago. The.Chinese.statement said the Peiping government, although it made clear repeatedly it did not recognize the'McMahon Line, nev- ertheless had followed a policy of not crossing the line which India considers its northern'border with Communist-captive Tibet Many delegates felt the-Soviets Nehru's broadcast statement to the Indian people that "We are facing the greatest-menace to'our freedom." "According to a news bulletin I received shortly before I arrived in this hall, fighting on at least three- 'Stevenson said.1 "Arid 'should there be some among-us who -think- that perhaps the .whole-thing is a mistake that will right itself1 before Ste- venson added, "let me point out could not have advocated Pei- that when a nation moves its ping's cause at a "worse-time than j troops .with 'tanks and armor when1 China and.India are is no in a .border struggle that has j Stevenson said the Red offensive alarmed many neutral' nations. The Soviets and neutrals who spoke Monday steered 'clear of the Chinese-Indian crisis, but the Phil- ippines '.and Nationalist China ech- oed the of aggres- sion. U.S. Ambassador E. Ste- venson dramatized th: issue by, departing from his prepared against India was "naked aggres- sion" and charged it had been planned over1 the past-three years. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian A. Zorin introduced Red China's bid-in a'relatively'mild speech which many saw as mere token support for Peiping. The two Communist giants are locked in an ideological dispute. The meeting was set for 2 p. m. EST.by- Soviet dele- gate Valerian Z. Zorin, cur- rent council president, after consulting with the other. 10 members'. requested Monday night by U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson.-" The council also will .have be- fore it a complaint from Cuba asking for consideration of "the act'of war'unilaterally committed by'the government of the United States in ordering the naval block- ade of.- Cuba." President Kennedy announcec the U.S. demand for council ao tion -in his radio-television broad- cast Monday .night proclaiming a U.S. naval blockade of .arms ship- ments to Cuba. As soon as Kennedy finished speaking, the U.S. .mission to the U.N. announced it'had submitted a resolution- to the 'council calling for immediate dismantling and withdrawal from Cuba of all mis- siles and other offensive'weapons. It asks Acting Secretary-gener- al U Thant to send a- U.N. ob- server .team to.Cuba to.oversee compliance with the demand. The resolution also calls for an end to the U.S. "quarantine" of Cuba as soon -as the United Na- tions, 'certifies -that all missiles and offensive weapons in Fidel Castro's arsenal have been dis: mantled and -withdrawn. Delegates were stunned by the sudden turn of events which fol- lowed a day of nervous-specula- tion on what Kennedy would say in his nationwide address. Some said privately they had not ex- pected the President to go as far as he did. of Soviet servicemen in senior age groups in strategic rocket'forces, antiaircraft, defense' troops and the submarine fleet. 1 Soviet. Defense Minister -Rodion Malinovsky gave- the government a report "on the' measures taken to enhance the., combat readiness of the armed Tass said. agency said the -.measures ithflt nuclear rockets are were taken "in connection a defense aSainst aggression, the provocative actions- of The government statement Y- ft _ l i i _ the armies of the Warsaw the Communist counterpart to the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance. Tass said he "issued instruc- tions concerning a series of meas- ures to raise the military pre- paredness of the troops and-.fleets making -up the joint armed Earlier, .the. Soviet government gave "a serious the United 'States and said President Kennedy's quarantine --of- Cuba was a step toward thermonuclear war. It reaffirmed in a statement U.S. government arid aggressive intentions of the American armed forces." Marshal Andrei A. Grechko also summoned -officers- representing broadcast by Moscow radio and carried by the Soviet news agency Tass denounced as hypocrisy Pres- ident Kennedy's .charge that Cuba had been turned into a Soviet base A, hypocrite is a man who hands his pay check to his wife with -a smile on his face. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Latin Nations Approve Actions Unanimously WASHINGTON: Kennedy's call .for a military quarantine of Cuba received al- most unanimous backing today from the 20-hation Organization of American Only Bolivia withheld support, and that was only because its an> bassador had not yet -received in- structions 'from There was every expectation that the final vote would be unanimous in favor of the U.S. stand. In advance of a formal vote on a U.S. resolution, 14 member states spoke in favor of the U.S. position. Other Latin-American ambassa- dors waited their turns to speak. But Mexico and Brazil, considered most likely ,to object to -the U.S. proposal; spoke in favor, of it. Ambassador Umar Penna Mar- mho'of Brazil told the extraordi- nary OAS meeting that. he had received instructions from his gov- ernment to give full'support to the resolution presented by the United lates delegation. He limited his statement to that brief remark. On a preliminary procedural matter, the OAS voted to put itself on an basis to consid- er the Cuban question." This vote was 18 for with two The abstentions were by Bolivia and Uruguay, whose ambassadors said they had not yet received in- structions from their governments. But both expressed grave concern and solidarity with the inter-Amer- ican'system. Secretary of "State Dean Rusk opened the .meeting with an- ap- peal for support of President Ken- nedy's position. "We have incontrovertible -evi- dence that medium and interme- diate range 'missile bases are be- ing constructed by the Soviet Un- ion in Rusk-told an-emer- gency meeting of the OAS. .Rusk added: "The facts demonstrate that the U.S.S.R. -is making a major mili- tary .investment in Cuba." He said this had been done "under the cloak of 'secrecy" while giv- ing assurances that the buildup.in Cuba was defensive only in., na- ture. "The Soviet, government said hi an official statement on Sept. 1 that the armaments and'military equipment sent to Cuba were sole- ly of a.Defensive Rusk said, paralleling Kennedy's speech to the, nation Monday, night. Rusk said the "offensive weap- (Continued on Two) Youth Appeals Traffic Case To Ada City Council By GEORGE GURLEY In an unaccustomed role, Ada's City Council Monday night acted as an appellate group and, in ef- reversed a decision of the municipal court. Willie Lawson, senior student at "East Central, tossed the prob- lem neatly into the council's lap.. The facts, a's'-related by Law- son, were that he. was-arrested-on a recent Monday for an improper exhaust system. He appeared, en- tered a plea of "not was tried later-and student did not agree with the court's verdict. He told how he broke the mani- fold on the right side as he drove home to his apartment on the EC campus 'on. ,a Saturday -evening. The break was caused by' a "drop" in a driveway resulting from use by heavy'trucks on a college construction job. He noted how. other 'students had suffered similar The break occurred Saturday evening. 'He said.he could-nbt'get on Sunday.; Then he was on his way to work arid had made arrangements to have-his car picked up there so necessary repairs could be made. En route to work, he was stop- ped and cited.by police. Lawson -removed the damaged part from his car> (He also had it .with him. at Monday night's coun- cil meeting.) It showed a freak break. The resf of. the exhaust system was ''proper" and in good operating .condition. He offered work tickets showing dates on the installation', etc. '.He ar- rested before. i Lawson represented himself in Municipal Court He said he at- tempted to show the judge papers and other documents which dem- onstrated'the remainder of his ex- haust system' good 'work- ing order and .the noise was com- ,ing from, the manifold break. "It was alright.'.'vhe 'admitted. He said' the judge ''would not look at j "Why.didn't the judge look at the evidence at. asked Councilman Dave Howe. Lawson said he "didn't City Attorney Lawrence Green commented that Lawson's story before the council was the same one he told in court. Then 'Councilman Joe Bonar made a motion that the student be permitted to file- a claim with the city for All indications were -once: the. claim, -was filed, council would, au- thorize its payment to reimburse the-EC student seems to me that this thing should never' have this commented Councilman Roy Sneed. Hearing the case in city court was Municipal Judge Jim Gass- away. Bob Coleman, president of the board for the Ada Boys Club, ap- peared before the 'council and briefly explained the role of the club. Mayor-Carl Mayhall Jr.-noted that who -was flanked by Tommy Daniels, club director, appeared at his suggestion to in- form council members of the club's activities. "I've seen the club and most (Continued on Two) for offensive missiles and -weap- ons. Speaking of Kennedy's quaran- tine, the statement said: "The peoples of all countries must be clearly aware that, un- dertaking such a gamble, the United States of'America is tak- ing a. step along the road of un- leasing a thermonuclear world war. Cynically flouting interna- tional standards of conduct of states and the principles of th'e the United-.States- usurped the -right, and announced this, to attack ships of other states on the high seas e.i. to engage in piracy." Shortly after the government statement was released, U.S. Am- bassador Fdy Kohler was called for a meeting at the Foreign Min- istry to officially receive the So- viet statement. (Continued on Two) U. S. Fleet Heads After Cuban Ships WASHINGTON mighty. U.S. war fleet fanned across the Atlantic today prepared to inter- cept a large number of Soviet cargo ships, possibly carrying more missiles to Communist Cuba. The first contact could come by it the first test of President Kennedy's newly pro- claimed arms -blockade of Fidel Castro's Cuba. -numbers of Soviet ships were reported moving in the direc- tion of Cuba, but not in convoy. American .Navy vessels sailed Monday from the Puerto Rico area and East Coast ports. Their orders: Hail, stop, search if vessels which try to avoid inspection. Ships of any and non-Communist be stopped by U.S. Navy ships if ;hey are bound for Cuba. A -Defense Department spokes- man made it quite .clear that force will be pf the na- lionality of a it refuses to halt or. follow an order 'to change course away- from Cuba. While mounting this blockade-to- :eep offensive weapons such as missiles bombers out of Cuba, the United States: looked .to its in-case the Itommunists should try some coun- :er-move. The great nuclear jet bombers of the Strategic Air Command and SAC's 144 .combat-ready intercon- inental ballistic missiles were put on an increased alert U.S. ground, sea and air forces around the those in Berlin and West were ordered to be especially vig- ilant The Air Force sent more super- 'ast interceptor planes into better positions to defend the East Coast At Patrick Air Force-Base, near ?ape Canaveral, Fla., a force of 6 jets icur F106s and There was no overt threat to the J.S. naval base on Guantanamo Say in eastern Cuba. But the (Continued en Two)   

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