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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma 50 Million American Voters Shape Nation's Destiny WASHINGTON (AP) An es- timated 50 million Americans go to the polls today to cast ballots that may shape the destiny of President Kennedy's New Frontier programs and offer valuable tips on future leaders of the Republi- can party. At stake: 39 Senate seats, all 435 House seats and 35 governor- ships. Kennedy, trying to set a good in Boston to vote in person. The weatherman has cooperated with democracy by his prediction: generally dry weather for most of the nation, with scattered rain in the North. If around 50 million turn out, it will be a for these off- year elections. The previous peak, set in 1958, was Since 83 million are qualified, no one will be bragging about the record. It's due more to a gain in population than to a more ferr vid interest in the nation's wel- fare. Both sides 'wound up 'with the customary trumpeting about a certain victory. But the final guess is that there Citizens Protest 11 Blocks Ada Councilmen Open Action On City Bond Issue By GEORGE GURLEY Ada's City Council met Monday night and waded through a man-sized agenda ranging from a whopping new paving district to the initial steps on a bond election. If called, the bond election would seek funds for four city projects in widely divergent fields. The most ambitious would be a new city hall, com- bined with a new service building for the water depart- ment and a face-lifting for the city garage at Seventh and Townsend. If the project goes the old city hall would be-razed and the new one rise at the old location. Application for federal assistance under the Public Works Acceleration Act has already been made on the new city hall. City1 Manager. J. B. Davidson advised the council this project was already before a federal "re- view" committee. The city would be out some on this project, with federal funds, it means an over-all outlay of some approximately Next item would be approximately a new traffic signal system in downtown Ada and on important intersections. Also included would be' for a new "pumper1 for the fire department. The final item would be for resurfacing of .the north-south runway at the Ada Municipal airport! It would also include installation of a new lighting system. Again, in this area, federal funds would match local out- lays but this time under the -auspices of the Federal Aviation Agency. Council members received some sober news about' the airport at Monday night's meeting. Present was Hicks Smith Jr., chairman of the chamber's airport commit-' tee. He introduced I. D. Miller, Oklahoma City, aviation engineer for the FAA. Miller and Smith informed council members that the south 500 feet of the major runway and the north to feet is in bad shape. Miller had just in- spected the field.and said the sur- face is "alligatoring." He com- mented that unless remedial steps are taken soon, not only the sur- face but the base would also'be destroyed. Smith said Central Airlines had considered Ada for two more flights per day with the new Con- vairs but decided against it' be- cause of the runway's condition. Miller noted that if such a situa- tion continues, the city could lose airline service. He noted .it can pose a dangerous condition for private and commercial opera- tions. Finally Councilman Dave Howe moved that the city manager see that the project is submitted to a consulting engineer for study. Smith stressed that the city does have a fine airport, well lo- cated, and that, as years pass, it will 'see increasingly heavy use. He urged the city to take every step possible to protect its invest- ment there. Another paving district. Num- ber 75, was also launched. It too is contingent upon securing federal funds under a PWAA grant. The presentation was made by Verlin Thompson of the firm of Hudgins, Thompson and Ball, consulting engineering firm on the district, A whopper, it cpvers almost 70 blocks. Thompson said -the over- all district represents an'.estimat- ed cost of some Streets included are: Arlington from Homer Road to Mayfair Way, Ash, Twenty-third to Twen- ty-second; Bernard, Twenty-fifth to Twenty-second; Bluff, Twelfth to Main; Center, Ninth to Eighth and Twelfth to Thirteenth; Charles, Twenty-fifth to existing paving 'on Twenty-third; Cherry, Ninth to Eighth. Cherry. Seventh to Sixth; Cher- ry, Fourth to Sixth; Constant, Eighteenth to Sixteenth; Corona, Francis to existing paving in Price Addition; Constant Drive, east line of Lot 3, Block 5, Hunter Heights to Eighteenth; Crestyiew, Arlington to Ebey, Broad- way to Constant. Hickory, Tenth to Ninth; May- fair' Drive, Woodland- Drive to Mayfair Way; Mayfair Way, Woodland Drive to Arlington; Rennie, Fourth to Sixth; Stockton, Tenth to Eighth; Stockton, Fif- teenth" Sixteenth: Fifteenth ;to Fourteenm and Fourteenth', to Thirteenth; Stonewall, Twelfth to Thirteenth and Main to Tenth; Thompson Drive, Highschool to Broadway, Towrisend, Twentieth to connect Preliminary checks show 11 blocks perished under protest in Paving District 74. The district originally contained 40 blocks. The 11 blocks which died under protest were Center, Hickory to Ash; Stonewall, Sev- enteenth to Eighteenth; Texas, Arlington to the railroad; Fourth, Nancy to Susan, and Nancy, Fourth to Nancy. This district is one of those formed contingent upon securing federal assistance under a PWAA grant. If the grant is obtained, it means property owners will pay one-half what paving would nor- mally cbst. Another district was launched at Monday night's council meet- ing. Containing almost 70 blocks, it is the largest district ever ad- vanced in the city's history and carries a price tag of approxi- mately After publication, it enters the customary 15-day protest period. U. N. Okays Plan To End Bomb Testing UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) U.N. General Assembly was set today to give overwhelming objections of the three major nuclear a call for an end to nuclear testing by Jan. 1. The assembly was to meet this afternoon to endorse a resolution approved 81-0 Monday by the Political Committee which, like the assembly, is made .up of all 110 U.N: members. The measure seeks an outright tan on all tests in the atmos- phere, outer space, and under water. A U.S.-British amendment stipulates that underground tests be barred for a limited time under international supervision. The United States, Britain and the Soviet major nu- clear 22 other nations abstained in the committee voting. The United States and, Britain objected to .the resolution after failing to eliminate the Jan. I1 deadline. The Soviet Union, long opposed to on-site inspection rights, apparently abstained be- cause of the British-American amendment. The resolution, originated by 37 nonaligned nations, also asked the. 18-nation Disarmament Commis- sion to resume its meetings in' Geneva by Nov. 12 and report back to the assembly by Dec. 10. (Continued on will be no clear-cut victory. This would be a fitting end for what has never.been a clear-cut campaign, a battle that began chiefly over domestic issues but wound up under the cloud of the Cuban crisis. The' guessing: 1. Republicans may gain a few seats in the House, but nowhere near the 44 they need if they are to gain control." 2. Democrats may pick up a couple of seats in' the Senate, -but this won't he'p them much since they already have a 64-36 lead. 3. Republicans will -get ..in their hardest, and most lasting, licks in the chase for governors. They are'favored to win 19 races, the Democrats 16. If these predictions are true, then after all 'the sound and the fury, the. millions en- ergy expended, the names .called, the situation would boil down to this: Kennedy would be denied the in- crease in Democrats he says he needs to get his programs through Congress. But since the party in power 'normally loses" seats in these -off-year elections, Demo- crats could find solace in the fact that it wasn't worse. Republicans would be repulsed in their great objective .of 1962, control of the House. But. by win- ning the ly if they should succeed in such major states as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio -and California they would be in clover .for the presidential race of 1964. Control of the statehouse is con- sidered the first and best step to- ward solid political, organizing. It has been a strange campaign throughout. f Here was John.Fitzgerald Ken- nedy, riding in a motorcade through the Naugatuck Valley of Connecticut, speaking earnestly at a bean feed in St. Paul, trying to stir a listless crowd at the Muske- gon, Everywhere the message was the 'same: Send me more Demo- crats so that I can get this coun- try rawing again, with medicare, with more jobs, with -better hous- ing. Here was Dwight D. Eisenhower acting far more politically heated i.than he'ever did as President, I stumping around -the country with the enthusiasm.of a young war horse. From San Francisco to Boston, his plea was the same: Let's cut this spending. Let's elect Republicans and-have some sanity around here. And then, the .dramatic night of Oct. 22. .The Russians, "the' President said, were installing offensive nu- clear weapons in Cuba, something this nation would not tolerate. He threw an offensive arms blockade around the island, and' the United States and moved toward a showdown. With thiss Kennedy, canceled all. his remaining campaign trips. In the past two" frantic-weeks no one has been able to say with any accuracy'what.Cuba means polit- ically.' But it hasn't been for want of .trying.. Will, it really help Republicans .of whom have been call- ing all along for a tougher' line on Cuba? Or will it mean a tendency to rally around the" President 'and vote Democratic as a sign of soli- darity? -In all elections, and especially .off-year .elections, issues are tricky to evaluate. For politics-is people. Voters, stepping, into their poll- ing booths today, aren't deciding issues, however important may be. They're voting for of- against a particular whom they may like or dislike reasons they often can't define. These off-year elections are' hard .to keep in focus because they lack' two gladiators strug- gling for national attention as in! a presidential race. Instead, 'as the returns roll in tonight ihtwest must be scattered- from coast to coast. (Continued on Two) THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 204 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Early Vote Looks Heavy I n Pontotoc County Precincts TODAY IS TUESDAY It'i fint Tuesday after first Monday in November in an numbered year, and you all know what that means. Here Mr. and Mrs. J.-'C. "Cent" Walker study the sample ballots outside their polling place, before going in to east their votes. Walker, incidentally, has been doing this for a good long while now. Born well be- .fore Statehood in the Old Stonewall area, he was the last sheriff of Pontotoc County when it a part of .the Chickasaw Nation. But though he may more ballots than most of us he's still typical of the millions of Americans who will be going to the polls today. (NEWS Staff Brawl Spices Electioneering In Downtown Okla. City OKLAHOMA _ Re- publicans and Democrats clashed in a battle of signs and insults in front of state Democratic head- quarters here Monday night. Po- lice impounded three disinterest- ed elephants. The Republicans were in s. torch light parade headed for the court- house where senatorial candidate B. Hayden Crawford was speak- ing on the steps. The elephants had been borrow- ed from lie Clyde Brothers circus for But they hadn't ar- rived when1 it was time to start. The -van tarrying the elephants caught "up with1 the praders in the courthouse, which just happens to be across the state Democratic headquarters: The driver of the van decided to unload the elephants. Meanwhile, Crawford mounted the courthouse steps and began to speak. Republicans estimated at about by party officials, clogged the street to hear the candidate; who is seeking the seat held by Sen. Mike Monroney, D-Okla. The elephants, strolled off down the street after their trainer. At about.this point, temptation proved too .strong for someone. Some say.it was a Republican. Others say it was a Democrat. Crawford -said he saw it all from the courthouse steps. He said a man ran out of Democratic headquarters and'stuck an-Atkin- son Democratic gubernatorial candidate W. 'P. Bill Atkinson) bumper sticker, on the back of a Republican girl. "She protested, of Crawford said. "Then a gentleman stepped up to defend her and the two men really went 1 A spokesman for Atkinson had another version. He said a "Bellmon Belle" (member of. a women's group for the Republican" gubernatorial can- didate Henry darted across. "Democratic lines" and stuck a Bellmon sign on the win- dow of Democratic headquarters. The spokesman said a Demo- cratic woman retaliated by rush- ing out among the-Republicans and pasting a "Vote Democratic" sticker on the car which had led the Republican-parade. The Democrat said a young Re- publican male raised, his "club- torch as if he were going to strike the woman. But a 19-year-old Democrat rushed between them, the spokesman said, and the two young men exchanged blows. Police rushed to'an prevented further fighting. Then they im- pounded the elephant van which had been left unattended in the street Soon the elephants came back. No truck. They wandered off toward the police station with .their trainer. .Police put the elephants-.in the city garage until someone .from the circus arrived 'to take .them back to quieter surroundings. Record Vote Seems Likely Across State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma voters were casting ballots at. a record pace in today's general election to select a-new gov: ernor and decide congres- sional, state and'local races. Reports from a majority of the state's larger cities indicated the total vote, could surpass the.pre- vious off-year -election record of in 1950. Ardroore Doubles At Ardmore, a-'checfc of all city precincts showed 'that; voting was double that.of and at Norman election officials said "the're voting.Iifce crazy." One of- ficial-estimated'.that a Vote-was being cast every'minute at-Nor- man precincts. Duncan voting was reported as "extra heavy" and officials said it was almost a cinch that the total vote would beat the votes cast four years ago. An extremely heavy turnout, was reported at Musfcogee and indica- tions were'that the vote would go above the cast in the runoff primary. Heavy Bunch Oklahoma County officials said they, expected a record votes and' a mid-morning -check showed a heavy- vote likely to equal or beat the -runoff primary total. It seemed apparent that the hot- ly waged campaign between the two candidates for governor Democrat W. P. Bill .Atkinson and Republican Henry erated the extra' interest. The battle .for the U. S. Senate between incumbent .Democrat Mike Monroney and Republican B. Hayden Crawford attracted much attention -and likely will help swell the vote. Thant, Red Cross Work On Proposal UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) j Secretary-General U Thant meets'today-with two lead- ers of the International Committee of the Red nail down details of a plan for the neutral- agency to inspect Cuba- bound Soviet ships for arms. The Red.Cross committee dis- closed in Geneva Monday it had received U.N. "assurance that Prime Minister Fidel Castro would accept its inspection of ships heading for Cuba. The .arms, in- spection was'normally outside its lending' its good offices to the United Nations as requested by Thant, It said final agreement would -hinge on the conference between Thant and Paul Rue'gger, former committee president, and Paul Borsinger; secretary of the ICRC executive board. The United States has agreed to the Soviet proposal to let the Red Cross check on incoming Russian ships. Washington indi- cated that if the -plan -went into operation, it would lift its naval arms blockade now ringing Cuba. Still unsettled, however, was the key question raised by Castro's refusal to let the United Nations, the Red Cross or any other agency conduct inspection on Cuban soil to make sure Soviet missile bases have been dismantled 'as prom- ised' by Premier. Khrushchev. U.S. sources stressed that Pres ideni: Kennedy's'- assurance 'thai not invade Cuba -depended on tearing down the .bases and shipping the rockets back to the .-Soviet Union and on international verification that- this liad been done. Thant hopes to get the answer to this- when' Soviet First Deputy Anastas I. Mikoyan returns from he has been con- ferring with Castro. _____ India Plans To Bring U.N. Forces Back Home OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness this clear to partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; warmer this after- noon; cooler Wednesday; low. tonight 34 northwest to 50 south- east; high Wednesday 55 to 65. High temperature in Ada Mon- day was 63; low Monday night, 45; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 45. ance, Home Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri said rifle training will be given to every able bodied person in mountain areas facing Red Chi- 'na. Later 'they will, be -equipped with small arms. Usually reliable sources report- ed, the Chinese -have occupied an abandoned Indian military base that controls northern Ladakh, en- dangering the entire Indian posi- tion on.the western front. This meant that for the first time in the1 border conflict the Chinese have established -their army in a part of India which the Peiping government did not claim previously. The base, at Daulet Beg Oldi, was abandoned by Indian troops a few days ago because it had agreement ,s reacnea Between tne become to hold Congolese central government and f.nchor of Himalayan battle secessionist .Xatanga Province. lme- The two sides still seem far' apart on Congo unity. The spokesman did not say. how soon the force serving in Gaza would come .home: He said plans for the -withdraw- al of the' Indians, the largest con- tingents in both U.N. forces, had been brought to. the attention of Acting U.N.. Secretary-General.U Thant. NEW DELHI plans to bring home its U.N. forces to. battle the Chinese Communist in- a Foreign Office.spokes- man announced today. Indian villagers -will also be taught to shoot to the govern- ment's hard-pressed' efforts to stem'a Chinese'.drive that has overrun square miles of bor- derland and thrust one spearhead into undisputedly Indian territory. India -has troops with U.N. forc- es in both the Congo and the Middle East The spokesman .indicated that withdrawal of India's' well-sea- soned brigade of men from the U.N. Congo force-may still be some time, to the future, however. He said India hopes 'to pull out this contingent as soon' as an is reached -between the Vote May Set Record In Oklahoma By ERNEST THOMPSON The general election clamor is suddenly stilled today as Oklahoma voters by the hundreds of thous- ands flock to the polls to pick a new governor and de- cide on congressional; state and local races. In Pontotoc County, up- wards of voters were expected to turn out.for the election. The county has ap- proximately- eligible Girding for' grass-roots' resist- only place ends still meet is on the' gridiron. (Copr, Gen. Fea. Board Of Education Studies New School Kitchens By W. L. KNICKMEYEK The Board, of Education in reg- ular meeting -.Monday night dis- cussed and ..acted...upon, verse-matters'as'flies in the food, malodorous -.rest- rooms, a new. supply tea'cher.'-'a new cafeteria for Hayes kitchens for Irving, storage for frozen foods, with such-strings attached as to make it The gift was a certain five-acre tract north of the city which -was deeded to the school-district by the. late G.--.C: mately 10'year's clause in the-.deed'stipulated.that the land be used as a site for a "grade and' junior high school." G. C. Mayhue Jr. came before the'.board last'night'.to request that the .'land! be deeded.' back to the Mayhue'heirs. Mayhue pointed put .and the'board agreed thatthe land .would .never be-.used for'the stated purpose, especially since the the city has been'in other'directions. the: restriction call-, ing- for, a grade -school AND of not large .enough" for, both. Mayhue, -a' local buf-toi the board' that the. restriction makes ble for the 'district the. land to a thjrd- party, because the-, restriction would go .with the title'and bar the use of the land for any purpose other than a grade 'and Mayhue said'that if, the board agreed to his'proposal he planned to use for himself anoV-his 'family.-, If the' land :went back.'.-td the Mayhue's, Mayhue ..-said; 'the striction .would -.-'.'merge in, the fee simple title" tively! be :r After, ('hearing, Mayhue, 'the board ..discussed the- proposal and agreed' that, 'if it could ..be" done ''without-' getting 'everybody, in hot water" the gift should be return- ed.- The board authorized -Supt. Rex 0. 'Morrison to consult with May- hue and draw up a resolution to that effect, to-be presented to the board at -the next regular meet- ing. The- resolution would call for payment by 'Mayhue. of-whatever taxes-the'district-had; lost during the tax-free period of .the Jand, plus- interest. Also, -action would be. contingent'-on app'royaL'by the state, 'attorney .general', of "the le-. gality of the Also, appearing !b'efpre was -member of the firm'of archi- tects', to present: a final account- ing and 'claims on the. new con- struction at Willard School. .Parker for the rest .rooms rat available at each. The board approved, installation in the where new construction has- clos- ed the former -outside window. The still has an outside window, will' be left as-it is. question of Parker board; .bids on screening the kitchen and multi-purpose, 'room.' to' keep1 flies. from the' 'lunchroom' facilities. .The for -but.v decfded against screening the whole thing at present. The board .authorized Morrison to go ahead with plans for a cafe- teria at Hayes be ready for use soon after 'the first of the .year. The group also: directed Parker :to begin studies and'.draw tenta- tive 'sketches for., construction of two more school at Glenwood'and Irving. -Actual con- strutciori will have "to wait until money, is .available -from- mill.'building fund', but; the board: felt at was .timer to- begin definite-planning. When'those two .kitchens -are (Continued on Pigo Two) represen- tative- '.precincts -reported heavy balloting. In several city boxes checked by -the NEWS, workers said voting was 20 to 30 per cent ahead 'Of the big presidential elec- tion of I960'. Overcast skies failed to produce the usual rain that election days are usually heir to.- This should help raise the vote total, parti- cularly. in the rural boxes. from the county's 52 precincts should start trickling jnto the county election board shortly after the rural boxes- close at 6 p.m. City polling places close an hour later. County voters are deciding four local1 offices. They also have choices in nine state races and two constitutional questions. estimates -ranged up to statewide. That's ,.well above the- previous off-year elec; tion record of about The fall, campaign was describ- ed as the 'hottest ever, in 'this tra- 'ditionally Democratic state. The governor's race between Henry Bellmon -and Democrat W. P. Bill Atkinson drew the. most at- tention. But' the. Senate 'race be- tween incumbent Democrat Mike Monroney and Republican B. Hay? den. Crawford -also entered -the spo light because of a running argu- den Crawofrd also entered the spotlight because.. of a running argument over Monroney's rec- ord on communism. Republicans -started months ago on a spirited .campaign to get Bellmon elected as the state's first GOP governor. Bellmon, a husky 41-year-old No- ble County wheat farmer, criss- crossed the state repeatedly, some times with a western hand and al- ways with a ready handshake and a short speech.' Bellmon campaigned to clean up state .government, saying a two- party system" would eliminate waste and corruption. He took a strong stand against -any new tax- es. -Atkinson, 55-year-old -millionaire. Midwest. City, home builder, -cam- paigned strenuously and joined with other Democratic leaders in .a pitched drive. Atkinson -took a brave stand to boost state sales tax- a penny. He contended this would give -the state funds to welfare and school programs. There were many .side issues and attacks on personalities. Each candidate the other ot smear tactics and outright' lies. Both candidates., fired final sal- vos-Monday night "Atkinson said an editorial ap- pearing in the Sunday Oklahoman, which 'supports Bellmon, -was in- correct -in; that homestead .exemptions could be repealed on- -the --vote- of -.the people, Beltaion.'criticized .the financing plan 'for the southwestern tum- (Continutd on Two)
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