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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Joe Zilch notes the senators are investigating investigating EdmondsoH, elected by the biggest majority in history. They mUst think the folks don't better than to elect-, crook. ju.t took through the senate... Sooners, Cougars Have Big Weekend; See Sports Page 12 THE Minnow-Raising Keeps. You .Busy, See Page Seven 59TH YEAR NO. 225 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 38 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY, Crash Of r s Puzzling Authorities Can't Figure How Pilot Missed Runway NEW YORK (AP) Au- thorities puzzled Saturday over the cause of an air- liner crash that killed 25 at Idlewild Airport while mak- ing a fog-shrouded landing described as the type "done every day." Twenty-six p e r s s escaped from the flaming wreck. The plane, an Eastern Air Lines DC7 en route from Charlotte, N.C. missed a runway by yards in coining in for a landing Friday night in patchy fog. Hyman Modelevsky, air safety investigator for the Civil Aero- nautics Board, told newsmen, "The- landing was perfectly legal done every day. Conditions Okay "For, as far as we know, the conditions and the equip- ment available were sufficient for a legal approach." One radar approach system was not working but another was op- erating as the plane headed to- ward runway "four-right." Modelevsky said the airport's approach control twice told planes including the one that crashed: "Four-right I.L.S. (instrument landing system) in use; landing runway four-right; wind calm; the Idlewild. sky partial- ly obscured, visibility one and (miles) with fog, alti- meter setting 3-0-3-1. Some Not Working "Precision approach radar not available; middle marker middle locator runway four-right inopera- tive; runway visual range four- right inoperative." .The. precision approach radar has-been inoperative since- -Nov. --13- while .control? .tower facilities have been, undergoing renovation. This .time of the year was chosen for 1he change over because the weather usually is clear. Some passengers said the pilot had appeared dubious about the fog. They said he told them on the inter-communications system that 'he might land at Philadel- phia but that he later said: "Can Make It" "There is a little- hole. I think we .can make it." Airport tower controllers saw the plane about a mile from the runway. Oscar Bakee. eastern regional assistant administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency, told newsmen. "From this point on, because of intervening ground fog, tower per- sonnel were not able to see the he said. "At approxi- mate touchdown time, the tower saw an orange glow from the di- rection of runway 4-R." Visible evidence suggested a "near miss" landing in dense fog. The four-engine, propellor-driv- en craft slammed to the ground only yards from an Idlewild Air- port runway, and burst into flames. Charred wreckage on the sandy soil formed a line parallel to the concrete strip. One's Okay Federal investigators made known that a radar, approach sys- tem was not in operation at the time, but that another instru- ment landing system was 'func- tioning. The pilot apparently had indi- cated some misgivings just before the plane came down. "I think we'll make he was quoted. The extraordinary survival of such a large proportion of pas- sengers, leaping from the very maw of violence and fire, provid- ed rare, first-hand accounts of the doomed craft's last moments; They were moments of uncer- tainty, tension, fear and heroism. "We kept pushing passengers said stewardess Helen Four- nier, 21, Queens, N.Y. "First one out and then another one." Blue- white flames had swept into the compartment Sixth In Week It was the sixth major aviation disaster in a week, bringing the total death toll to 206. The ill-fated DC7B airliner was arriving after a two-hour flight from Charlotte, N.C. At 'the .last (Continued on Two) Cease-fire Is Termed Gover-Up DAMAGE Thii shot ceiling in a cdrner of one of robmi on of Ada's City Hall. The roof is unsound. In the past, water Four Vital Bond Issues By GEORGE GURLEY City voters Tuesday will decide the fate of four municipal proj- ects in a special-bond election. One proposal deals with a new city -new service building for the water department and repair of' existing facilities at Seventh and Townsend. A federal grant of has already been secured to supplement local funds for the project. Another seeks money to finance resurfacing of the north-south runway at. the Ada Municipal Airport, install a new lighting system and also repair existing facilities. Cuban Talks Shift To U.N. As Mikoyan Goes Business prophets attempt, tc tell us what is going to happen, Business profits tell us what has happened. tCopr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Soviet First Deputy Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan's departure on Saturday from Washington clears the way for 'shifting Soviet-U.S. talks on Cuba back to New York and U.N. headquarters: But indications were that there 'was littl'i prospect of quick agree- ment to clear up the unsettled issues of the fading Cuban crisis. A spokesman for the United States'''U.N. delegation -said' that Soviet and U.S.-negotiators would meet at that delegation. Monday to carry the talks forward.. The Russians will be repaying a visit.the Americans .paid them for similar negotiations Wednes- day, before Mikoyan's two-.'days' with President Kennedy and Sec- retary of State Dean: Busk in Washington. Any formal" Soviet-U.S. agree-' ment to settle the Cuban .question would be put before the U.N. Se- curity Council, which has been in recess since Oct. 25 while negotia- tions have been going on among Cuba, the Soviet Union, the United States and Secretary-General U Thant. Thant. told- a reporter that the United States had not yet replied to a Cuban-Soviet proposal he re- layed on Nov 15. The Communists have said the proposed '-agreement. includes withdrawal of Soviet missiles and .bombers from Cuba, lifting of the U.S. naval quarantine, of .that country and a U.S. pledge not to invade- of which Presi- dent Kennedy- and .Premier Khrushchev agreed to' by letters of Oct. 27 .and 28. The missiles are out, the bomb- ers are on the 'way out, .the quar- antine over iiori-iri- .vasion pledge has. been: made, at least informally: But Cuban'Prime MinisterTidel 'to permit U.N. 'inspection '.of the dismantling of the'Soviet -.weapon bases, despite- ..Kennedy -and Khrushchev's agreement on-it. A third is concerned'with .funds for the installation of a new.traf- fic control system lor Ada. The final measure asks-author- ization for funds to purchase a new "pumper" for the Ada Fire j Department. In the four measures ask approval for the issuance and sale of in bonds. Actually, the total value of the four pro- grams is The-difference will be made, up in two separate federal grants; Ada's last bonds, .were sold in 1959. The bulk of. this money, was used to im- prove and expand the municipal water system. Then was employed hi improvements at Winter.smith Park. This small park issue has since been retired. Ada .currently has an assessed net evaluation of With (reserve accrual, "the city has a i net debt of This, is a ratio -of bonded indebtedness to net taxable evaluation of 16.3 per cent. It is-a most favorable percent- age.. Most cities.of comparable Ada have a-debt.-ratio of 25 per. cent and-some run as high as 45 per cent. A representative from-. R. -J. Edwards, Oklahoma the new .issues; at "the- outside" would -result in'' approximately increase': in., taxation .for .'each assessed' this figure' is quoted at the'max- imum'level in the first- year of the--levy.. .It would scale dpwn: ward from.that point. of the ..four, measures have .direct effects 'on city residents... (Continued on Pagt 10) Harriman Comes Home To Report WASHINGTON (AP) Asst Secretary of State W. Averell Harriman returned home Saturday to report to President Kennedy on' In- dia's military needs to repel Chinese Communist'intrud- ers and her -willingness to reach a settlement with Pak- istan on disputed Kashmir. High 'U.S. sources said' Harri- man made clear to both Prime Minister Nehru and Pakistan President Ayub Khan that'they must get together to discuss the Kashmir question if they want continued Western help. No Suggestion On his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base with a 30-man presi- dential mission, Harriman told newsmen he had heard no sug- gestion of any requirement for U.S. troops for the Himalayan border fight. He said the Indians look upon their problem with Communist China as a long-term attack is on the Indian .way of life and 'will need' a military-build- up to" said the'veteran trbubleshooter. Who Knows Harriman said he could not- tell how sincere the Chinese Commu: nisls are about their, cease-fire and withdrawal from the fighting fronts, scheduled to take place Saturday. The White House announced Harriman will see Kennedy Mon- day. Harriman would not-say he was optimistic on a Kashmir. settle- ment, but declared- "there.'is a better chance, than there ever has been before" to end the dis- pute. Source Of Tension Kashmir, which has a predomin- antly Moslem population, has been a source of tensions between India and Pakistan since the two nations were carved out of British India in 1947: Fighting broke out in Kashmir when the Hindu rul- ing clique acceded to India. The United Nations established a truce line, -which leaves India holding the more important part of Kashmir. The U.N. agreement called a plebiscite, but [it has never been held. December? It's Golf Weather Across Land By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Maine to the Mississipi River, where, the start of De- cember usually brings out the. snow shovels, golfers trudged the links. Saturday, and some even' perspired.' Mild temperatures and -.sunny skies-dominated the scene. There were waiting lines at some Wisconsin golf courses as temperatures pushed near 60. The same was true as the mer- rose into the 60's in such metropolitan centers as New York, Boston, Washington, St. Louis, Chicago and Kansas City. In Minneapolis-St. Paul, tem- peratures neared the'middle 50s, highest since 51 in 1912. It de- lighted the tennis and.golf .bugs, but disappointed spear-fisher- men who didn't have ice to open their season.' Bright but crisp .weather cov- ered.the Rockies and far South- west, while, light rains fell across central Texas. and into' parts of New Mexico and Ariz- ona. They were expected to spread toward Missouri and Arkansas. In -the. Far West, .tempera- tures ranged from the low 60's in southern California to the low 40's in the Northwest, Pleasant weather was expect- ed to continue through Sunday in the eastern third of the-na- tion, the Rockies and'the South- west; Serious beach erosion mount- ed from1 St. Augustine, Fla., to the Virginia Capes as a persist- ent storm -continued to batter the .Atlantic coast, there. Winds that sent seas runninug one -to four--feet 'above normal were abating along the southern end of the- coast, although heavy seas still posed- a -danger. Senators Begin Big Scramble To Join Probe Of Edmondson OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A Senate investigation of Gov. J. Howard Edmondson's operations is virtually. certain. Some" senators already are. jock- eying on the -General' In- vestigating Committee and'talking about extensive "dur- One Accident Mars Saturday Police reported-one accident in Ada Saturday.- At a.m., Clifford Burl Simmons, Route 2, south.in.the 300 block of South Mississippi -struck a parked 'car owned by Francis Edge Bjanken, 907-East Fifteenth. Simmons-'was charged with ing while' intoxicated, reckless driving, and no driver's license.' 'Municipal .Court .Saturday Kenneth F.' 'Pierce forfeited bond on charge of reckless driving.- v Pleading guilty and; fined were Huberton. B> WaltonXspee'ding, Meiquiados- M; less "driving, and'. Eddie .Joe Green, reckless learned Saturday." 'The probe prpb'abiy -would cen- ter on fees paid- friends of-.tlie gov- ernor. These would .include legal, engineering and r c hitectural fees." Presumably '.the main' targets would be Joe Cannon, Norman Reynolds Jr. and. Don. Welch Jr., who are, drawing legal fees for work on the southwestern turn- pike which may total close to Cannon also is drawing .fees on the Markham- Ferry Reservoir which were reported at about and Reynolds has drawn various other fees. '-Senators 'say they have no plans, now at least, to investigate early maneuvering of Henry BeUmon's 'administration. In fact, several Democratic1 senators are- saying Bellmon.'is so much more co-op- erative than Edmondson, ticipate much better working.rela- tions with the Republican chief executive. 'He 'at least will listen to one senator said. "That's more than Edmondson would do." Bellmon' will have trouble get- ting-, some 'of Republican.-ap- pointments 'confirmed' by the Sen- ate. But even this may "big- trouble'" .if '.he negotiates properly and.'.appoints Democrats as well as Republicans to key jobs. The Senate is looking to Bellmon for leadership in plugging up some leaks in the treasury and dividing state .-funds oh a more equitable the outset of the 'session it will spend- much time -on -the ire- apportionment and mak- ing investigations. '-its- investiga- tions 'could branch, into such are- as -as- insurance business- with -Also -'expected'.' is. a'.-, probe 'of the McAlester: penitentiary, with spe- cial attention- on: the -medical -re- search; progranT.there. be attempts somei.seriators; to keep Raines from being reappointed warden. Sen. Joe Bailey Cobb, Tisho- mingo, reportedly has picked up transcripts of a hearing on. the and by.an eye to investigating It. Certain senators will make an- merit for state .workers, and bolstered.'hy an Sen. Ray., Gore, .a long- time enemy "of-Edmondson; is said, to be eager for a probe of fees paid in this administration. He and other senators have criticized these fees, and attempts probably will be made to put'virtually all of the state's legal work under the attorney general's office. In 1961 Fine headed the Senate investigating and ''he would like the job again. .There, is speculation though that the post may go to Sen. Robert Lollar, Mi- ami, or Sen.'Tom Payne, Okmul- gee. The Senate and Edmondson have been scrapping with each other al- most constantly the past four years. They have fought over key appointments which require con- firmation, patronage, reform leg- islation and various other issues. Sometimes Edmondson won and sometimes the.Senate did. The Senate '.would- have better batting average last not been. for the leadership of 'the House-, of which sHare Refusal Comes In Letter NEW DELHI, India (AP) Prime Minister -Nehru sharply rejected Saturday- ley points of 'Red China's. terms of settling the Him-! alayan conflict. He accused the Chinese of using their cease-fire as a cover up for adding -huge chunks of bor- derlands to China. Nehru's rejection, in. a' letter to Red Chinese Premier Chou En-. ai, came after-Peking announced its troops were beginning- to- with- draw, as promised from a'dvanced positions on- two ends of India's northern frontier. Indian officials could not confirm the with: drawals. Warnings Sent Chou had warned Nehru earlier that if his troops did not with- draw -also there could be a' re- sumption of the -fighting' that had dealt. Indian army- forces shatter- ing defeats in an' 'offensive launched Oct 20. Nehru told- Chou he could not accept the Chinese definition of .a line behind which the Chinese pro- pose both sides withdraw'' miles; leaving a 25-mile-wide..de- militarized strip. This, Nehru said would leave 'the .Chinese .in pos- sesion -of' the1 -fruits of >aggres- "'House Speaker J. D. McCars statement 'this' -week -that the House will -not go on "witch hunts" during1 the next session is an indication he won't join in- any attempts to embarrass Edmond- son. It is- hard to say at this stage what the Senate: will be able to accomplish. through its probe. At- tempts are .sure to be made to pass a-Jaw limiting; or. even, out- lawing, .outside legal fees by va- rious governmental agencies. Decisions on Senate organiza- tion, probably won't, be made for another .week. The Committee on Committees, which 'will handle has called off plans to meet Monday. It is waiting, for all. sen- ators to get in their requests for committee assignments Stab Wound Puts Ada Woman In Hospital An Ada'woman was-hospitalized and a man jailed after a stabbing Saturday afternoon. Lee Ella James, 28, who gave her address, as 102 East Fifth, was admitted to Valley .View Hos- pital with stab wounds in the .chest and back.. Hospital autbori- said her condition late Satur- day was serious but not critical. Held in the city jail in connec- tion with the stabbing was Buford Greenwood, 45, also-of 102 East Fifth. Lt. James city detec- tive, .said Greeh'woo'd' is'.an. ex-. convict, on. parole from, a life sentence for .murder in'Atoka County: about'18 .months ago'. Branam' .said.'SMiss; James told him she and Greenwood'had been- living- .together for'about a, year, until the parole'Officer made them separate.--" She said she was with another man Saturday afternoon when Greenwood forced her to accom- pany him to the. East Fifth ad: dress. There, she told officers, Greenwood locked the door and threatened to kill her if she made any'noise. ....._.._ Then, Miss'James continued, he added, "I guess I'll just kill you anyway." Meanwhile, Miss James'1 mother had called the police and asked them, to, check on the situation. Lt. Ted Sears and Officer Norman 'Farmer' a neighbor broke in the door and The "officers- said when 'Green- wood saw them he tossed the a1 nine-inch blade but without a handle, behind (a divan.. No chage. had been: filed against .Greenwood' late Rumors By ERNEST THOMPSON' -Nothing is quite so active as.an idle rumor. particularly true, when to the Oklahoma political arena.. The hue and cry of the state political campaign has ebbed' into the transitional period.. Everybo- dy's friendly, everybody's cooper- ative, everybody's happy. On the -surface. But, rumors say .other- wise. With a Republican .sitting high in the' political saddle getting rea- dy to ride herd :on -a bunch of maverick legislators, reapportion- ment bouncing around like a ping- .pong .everybody -screaming for money that the governor-elect says 'isn't and .a.new. group of "crewcuts" "headed pell- mell for Oklahoma' -chances .that you ain't'.seenfnoUiinSyet-; So -far, the impending.-turmoil has 'takeh'othe -'rumors those--dea'dly.tittle microbes' which -have.'- a' .polluting- the ..political, waters1'immediately, after.a With .an: ear.to, the ground. and an 'are a few of the most- choice bits of, I gossip currently swimming across I mission member' from- Shawnee .appears, be on his-way to. the sidelines early in' the'game. Shaw- nee '.has- claimed' the "commission post. for. sveral .years. Ada on has had. .citizen.-.' on .the .important..Board isince administra) chances, an'Adah Oklahoma., Governor Henry Bellmon, in his .-campaign1of .'with" -the.Democrats, is .already, anger- ing of the Republicans who the" vic- tors ought- .to get P...'workers (at 'least some .of warming'- to 'Bellriidn's L.adrrioni- "take '-things' easy'Tyuritil time, comes.'.'. The Highway be' the where' mp_st changes are.'made'.-. An''-example" is'the Four li the._com-. i'Raympndv Gary, .unsuccessful in the' governor's -voice. dications are he took a much mprt active partiin.Bellmon's campaign thanf'was: .ever admitted: So m e of thc-'Highway Others Tecko'iiv: Meade, former iturnpikefbpssi-anightvb'e .named io in Bellmbn'sV campaign.; Bellmon's books jii piib- ;fer .a'l- 6i-< highway :partment several1 especially.. jn-.'-_t h'-.i hydra-headed welfare program the "fat" 'off the Highway Department payrolls seeking further consolidation; 'of- .common daily'atte'ndanc'e.-jequiremeiit and Highways j'are iBellmpri -.might' Howard Edmondspn; .was, when.: he took-byer "from already .'obligated. -Bell- -is "likely-: to j 1: b suspicious look-at Bondtissue' pro- ceedings, 'for "the -'proposed; east- ern, turnpike.'! Accesi Jroad.funds there could just about devour any highway money Bellmon might have ..in. the. next two or three years; 'Those fellows back East who- are providing" the money for the eastern pike are'.usually Re- publicans. Sovis.BeUmoni Political rumbrs-6'ften'put..two'and two-to- 'gether "even, when they're.: not. Department could for'-i .general' shake- :up "althoughvBellmotf. is cbmmit- ited--'tp..'.no. "wholesale; .Tuiinbil? -arid 'duplication Nehru three-point proposal" of Oct 24 and the proc- lamation Nov: 21 for a cease-fire withdrawals- were aimed at securing physical con- trol of areas which ftere never under Chinese administrative con- trol on Nov. 7, 1959, or at any time prior to Sept. 8, 1962." India Proposes India has proposed troop with- drawals to lines both Chinese and Indian troops held on Sept. 8. as a basis 'for starting 'negotiations on the long-disputed and unde- fined border areas. Nehru once more asked Chou to accept the-Sept. 8 line "so'tbat the: -necessary '.atmosphere for peaceful processes may be ere- ated." The Chinese proposed withdraw; ing troops to what they consider the 'line of- actual control on Novl 7, 1959. India does not accept the Peking.. version of this line. Nehru -'said that in Ladakh on the northwestern border key point in tlie the Chinese; proposed line turns out to be one "established by your forces after massive attacks mounted since Oct. 20. A Cover-Up "This is a definite attempt to retain under cover of preliminary cease-fire arrangements physical possession over the area, which, China claims, and to secure which the; massive attack since Oct 20 was mounted by your forces. "This we cannot agree Nehru added. Nehru said the same applied-to the line set down by the. Chinese in the central and northeastern sectors of. the border. 'Indian troops manning frontier battle positions -peered, mean- while, into the" mountain mists and thick jungles for signs of thet announced withdrawals'. And on- the- home front the'' gov- ernment announced the arrest .of 300. Communist leaders as sym- 'pathizefs for the'Chinese. None Confirmed Although Indian 'officials could confirm; -.any Chinese, with- drawals, authoritative sources in" Tezpur, near -the northeast front; reported some truck movements behind the Chinese lines. Earlier, an Indian' army 'chief of staff flew over northeastern (Continued on Two) Cloudy, .occa- sional rain or drizzle ending west Sunday night; little; temperature; K, high Sunday 50-60. High temperature in Ada Sat-, urdayf was S4, after' a Friday' night low of 55; reading at 5 p..m. Saturday, 64. v ov   

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