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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma                             Joe Zilch, who turns-put .to be a basketball fan (of all things) has been reading about the "exciting" OU team. He called the sports desk'wanting.to know what's so exciting about losing three straight.... Cougars Meat Seminole Tonight, See Sports Page Family Adopts Nine More Kids, SM Page Seven 59THYEARN0.239 ADA, DECEMBER 18, 1962 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY NEW SHERIFF'S FORCE seven men pictured here will office 7 at Pontotoc County'i new ih.riff'i They (left to right) Allen Stanfield, deputy; Gene Jones, jsiler; Hack McCurdy, jailer; Frank Dyer, undenheriff; Jay Jackion, deputy; Bob Sliaer, deputy; and Burl Griffin, sheriff. Griffin, who was elected as a Democrat in the general election, announced hit thii week. (NEWS Staff Photo by Ernest Thompion) Donovan Flies To Havana To Finish Up Negotiations For Ransom Of Invaders MIAMI, Fla. York I way a mile distant from Miami attorney James B. Donovan flew International 'Airport. The public to Havana today in an effort to complete negotiations with Fidel Castro for'release of Cuba invasion prisoners in exchange for food and medicine. Donovan and three officials of the Cuban Families Committee "of pris- oners' left aboard a special Pan World Airways plane. The plane took off at a.m. 'from a guarded and secluded run- .was barred. ;The' International. Red Cross, which assumed-sponsorship of the exchange, also waited for.Castro's word. A flow of medical supplies-to Miami has begun, tie" swapped iof'the 'prisoners''it was-learned 'in New York. Trans World Airlines said one of-its planes, under charter, Mon- day night-flew pounds-of medicine to Miami Jrom Idlewild Airport. It said' that between now and Friday, pounds will be flown from.St.. Louis, '-Mo., and pounds from Los Angeles, bound The airline said the shipments were ordered'by the Air Trans- port private organ- ization of aviation industry'execu- tives. In Miami, relatives of'the pris- oners waited hopefully 'for 'Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro to say when and if he will accept and medicine-for their free- dom. The S. S. African Pilot, 435-foot freighter designated by the Inter- nationaTRed' Cross as the vessel to deliver the ransom to Cuba, headed fromJBalgmpr.e..and, Port" Everglades, 30 miles.uo'rth of The Red Cross has 'assumed spon- sorship of the exchange. _'.' 'and .the negotiators agree, the ship will be loaded with food and medicine stockpiled at'Miami. Plans call for Pan" American jets to vana the prisoners.'The ship will be. in port or at sea head- ed for Cuba -when the planes take off'-from-Havana. Castro has 'demanded mil- lion -worth., of food .and medical supplies or-equipment fa exchange for the prisoners. Hodge Cites Need For Cut In U.S.Taxes WASHINGTON of Commerce LuUier H, Hodges said today the nation's production is now at a record pace, but a prompt tax cut is needed to in- crease it still further. Hodges told a news conference that the Gross National the total of goods and services exceeding the billion a year rate in the last quarter of 1962 for the first tune in history. He estimated actual total output for the year at new high and an increase of 7 per cent over 1961. The secretary predicted that Gross National Product will keep going up. next year at rates which compare favorably with the rise in the current quarter; "While the increase in economic activity is Hodges said, "the pace, is not satisfac- tory." A tax cut is needed, he said. Hodges said consumer and gov- ernment demand have oeen ma- jor factors in advancing .produc- tion. Consumers are willing "to spend he said. Personal oncome in reached an annual'rate of nearly billion above October per cent.above November, 1961. "This high level of income prac- tically insures a record Christmas Hodges said. He fore- cast December retail sales would exceed those of Christmas month last year by 5 per cent. Hodges, an .early advocate among Kennedy administration officials of tax reduction, .said cuts-should not await congression- al action on tax posi- tion the President took last week. If reduction waits upon reform, Hodges said, the reduction "might get awatered down." Hodges said emphasis should fee on cuts in personal 'income taxes, in order to channel money "into the and to achieve faster results.. (Continued on Two) There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure. (Copr.-Gen; Fea. Corp.) Capacity Crowd Thrills To Performance Of "Messiah" By W. D. LITTLE JR. "The Messiah" was performed in thrilling magnificence Monday night by a massed choir and or- chestra in the auditorium of East Central State College. It-was di- rected by Robert W. Kaebnick. Again this year, a capacity crowd, with some standing and sitting in aisles, listened with, ob- vious feeling to one of. the state's largest and best choirs. Taking, all considerations to- gether, this proved to. be .the most Senator Vows Probe Of Skybolt Program WASHINGTON fight over the Skybolt missile appeared to be broadening today with a con- gressional investigation in the off- ing. Sen. Richard B, Russell, chair- man of the Senate Armed Service Committee, said the whole matter of dropping or-continuing-the prtK posed missile will be'investigated: Kennedy indicated he will back Secretary of, Defense' Robert S. McNamara's reported, recommendation that Skybolt be' dropped. informant said. the. four-' military chiefs of staff have voted1 in favor of continuing Skybolt. Pentagon' spokesman said' the controversial missile is at least two' years behind schedule. ..President Kennedy indicated he favors dropping Skybolt when, in bis radio-television appearance Monday.night, he.said: "We put in million into Sky- twit. No other country has put anything into the actual manufac- ture of .Skybolt. If we complete it, the British would have bought a hundred .missiles, we would have bought a thousand. It would have "cost us Britain has been -depending: on Skybolt for its. main nuclear de- terrent, and the matter-'is- expect- ed to come before Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at their-talks "in Nas- sau. An informant said, .the Joint Chiefs Force Gen, Curtis-E. :LeMay; 'Adm.- George W. Anderson; chief 'of. naval opera- Gen. Earle G.: Wheel- er, M. unanimously-approved going; ahead'with 'be-' lieve'.it can be -made -operational by date. McNamara.reportedly mending the because and money; polished performance in the six- year, history of the Christmas sea- son performance 'of this immortal oratorio, of George' Frederick Handel's. Certainly, the larger orchestra this year merits the label of yet. It played with greater ac- curacy, more cohesion, and more feeling for the music than any of its predecessors. When the baton first moved the orchestra into'.the overture, the full sonorous tone of the. expanded string section made it'.clear that this orchestra would'perform'cap- ably. It-did.. The-.huge choir also earned the. accolade of'the: best trained''and, smoothest performing organiza- tion 'that Kaebnick' has directed. As predicted, 'the -soprano and tenor sections afforded the pat- terns of- brilliance that have 'ex- cited '.listeners for. more than two centuries............... In, general, the soloists-perform- ed with'-greater, credit whole work'than'.ever before.'-Undoubt- male'voice-were real finds, and 'people were everyr where saying 'thatrGrant'William's is the best tenor heard'Tiere :yet.. His artistry' combined'marvelous control 'with .'a' beautiful tenor s the-most-notable coming-in the-performance-in'1962 could not be .attributed to-the'mu- sicians'-atall.-The'new.stage.'sinip- ly, volume'ahd-.brilliance.. Apparent- ly, .the loss .vast (Continued: on President Wins Fight In Senegal DAKAR, Senegal (AP) The National Assembly was expected to put its formal endorsement to- day on President Leopold Sen- ghor's victory .in a .power strug- gle with left-leaning Premier Ma- madou Dia. Informed, sources-predicted the assVimbly would amend, the con- stitution, to 'abolish the off ice. of premier and would then make the Paris-educated-Senghor, a philos- opher-poet and a Roman Catholic, head ..of the' government as .well as chief, of state. Troops loyal to Senghor blocked an attempted coup by Dia Mon- day............... Dia, a Moslem, but with strong support among .Christian factions, had been quarreling .with Senghor over' the premier's'leftist orienta- tion, matters; Sen- ghor and Dia are members.of the same party, the.Senegal.Progres- sistiUnion, which holds-79'of.the 80 seats- in..the.-Assembly.; A motion to censure-Dia was to come before the Assembly. Mon- day. Dia- sent: police.-.to--occupy the Assembly building, and -they ar- rested four members. But 48 oth- er .deputies- met at the..home, of the Assembly president, and .voted Dia out of .office. Seven members of the premier's cabinet -joined, in the "revolt.. Senghor 'then .invoked, tempo- rary emergency... powers. President .said Dia and his-back- ers' were -prisoners, and. would. be prosecuted- for abuse.of authority. on'Africa's, west coast, became' independent'from France in I960... President Arrives By Jet Today NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) President: Kennedy flew to this resort island today for talks with Bri- tish" Prime Minister Harold Macmillan d-eal.in.g both with strains in the Western alliance and'divisions in the Communist bloc. The American-British furor over the .Skybolt. missile program, the ideological break between Moscow anc1 Peking, and-prospects, if any, of improving relations between the Soviet Union-and. the West were expected to rank high on the list of subjects. Two Hour Flight Kennedy's jet plane landed -un- der a brilliant sun after a two- hour flight from Andrews Air Force Base, Washing- ton. Macmillan headed the official welcoming party... The temperature was in the low 70s. Breezes fluttered the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes on poles beside the landing strip. Flags of the Commonwealth. na- tions decorated the airport termi- nal .building. White-helmeted Ba- haman police formed an honor guard.. Kennedy, touched on-world.prob- lems: in radio-television interview broadcast-Monday'night 'in 'the be some 'time- before the United States- can.'.'.'come- to" any real un- derstandings" with Soviet Pre- mier Khrushchev; He-.said while the Cuban 'showdown taught Khrushchev something about U.S. dangers still exist and'the West, cannot let down its guard. No Mistakes "One mistake can make'this .whole thing'blow said. Without minimizing, the' danger of the Soviet's goal of world com- the President said "We would be'far worse" world would the Chinese dominat- ed the As for ithe 'Skybolts, a still un- proved American missile with which Britain wants to arm its President discounted the need for such, a weapon. His administration proposes to. junk' production plans. "When, we start talking about this he said, '-'we do not think we are going to get billion worth of national security." Skybolt Hits. The original plan'for the confer- ence .of Macmillan and.Kennedy was for a generalized survey of the world' after 'the But. that crisis has since been overshadowed, by the Skybolt .is- sue, a crucial one .in Britain's budgetary divisions within the'North'.Atlantic Treaty Organization, European resistance, to the.'American idea that ground forces should be built up, to-levels adequate for defense in, -..conventional' V. plane :eame-in from-JLondon Monday night. They were expected to get down to .business-soon after Kennedy arrived.' Fancy Home The is'staying at the home of Toronto financier E. P. Taylor, On the riiixurious Lyford Cay.-; development.'.. Macmillan. is staying next door home of Holt.; (Continued Two) Helping A Stranger Adcm Suffers Severe Burns In Bizarre Accident Monday An Ada man who went 'to a stranger's aid suffered serious, burns' over much of his body in a bizarre accident Monday. Edward Charles Markham, 58, of 623 .West 23rd, suffered severe burns in the "mishap that oc- curred while he was helding an Oklahoma City man whose auto- mobile .was -stalled: A spark from the automobile engine ignited .gasoline' Mark- ham was pouring into the 'car- buretor of the carj then" set Markham's .clothing afire. The Adan was listed as being in "poor" condition' today in Valley View Hospital.. Ada police reconstructed the "way: i Oklahoma City 'motorist Vic Habacek stalled his automobile in front of Markham's home. Markham went to Habacek's aid. He told police the car. had "sputtered" before it stopped, and. apparently the carburetor or fuel pump was malfunction- ing.'. _Markham got a quart jar of gasoline from his garage and poured it into the carburetor while Habacek tried to re-start the engine. It's uncertain what happened .then, but apparently the engine' coughed'. .once and a spark Markham jumped -back from- the .car- and apparently sloshed gasoline onto When that happened, his shirt caught fire. His shirt was burn- ed off his body, and Markbain suffered severe burns on his arms, neck, about his body, and head.- As he ran from the site, he. fell in an neighbor's yard and the flames started a small blaze in a pile of leaves. Ada police arrived and sum- 'moned an ambulance. However, the policemen-then, went ahead and took Markham to Valley View'Hospital for treatment s A physician examining the' victim said the burns, although extensive, did not appear to be too deep. When asked who the man he was helping was, Markham blankly 'told officers, "I don't know. r never'met hun City Makes Official Acceptance Of Grant '.Ada's City Council met.Monday at EOon'in'a'luncheon'session'and '.quickly .dispatched a relatively small agenda. The meeting was held at the Aldridge Hotel.. The first-item .was official-ac- ceptance of government, grant of for the new. city.hall and attendant projects. Prior, to Mayor Carl-Mayhall Jr. actually signing-the City.Man- ager J. B.'Davidson briefed coun- cil members on the terms--of the contract. The council also passed another 'supporting -'resolution 'concerning sewer facilities in the new district at'the .northeast edge'of. the city. Two grants are being sought in this, area ;to'help in construction costs for'the program; One grant is being, pushed under-the terms of the Public Works Acceleration Act through the" Community Fa- cilities Administration'. The. other grant is sought-through the.Pub licTHealtir Service. the grants total .some -The CFA grant, if secured, will be usejd'-'to help, defray costs in the general "-'assessment ''area.' The PHS 'grant will help" the Ada Pub- lic Works.; city's trust, finance construction of the larger service lines. Council members, also author- ized execution of .a contract with J. Rogers Oklahoma City, as engineer on the upcoming air- port project. His first responsibil- ity will be to ride' herd on the request for through the FAA to help repair the airport's .north-south .runway... The. council investigated. Martin's background and :discovered he-is. an acknowl- edged expert; in'.-the field-of as phaltic. contract is contingent' upon .securing the (Continutd on Two) Latin Nation Slates Free Elections SANTO .DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) The Dominican Republic apparently is'going to have its- first; dictator-free. elec- tion in SS'.'years pri'-Thursdy de- spite a 'major-party's demand for a one-month The' .Dominican "Revolutionary party, which', demanded-'the'post- ponement "because a Roman Cath- olic' priest 'called "it. communistic, may even-participate in the elec- tion against its Santos, president of the .National Electoral Board, ,-.so far as the board the elections-will notibe'.put off. He' is no way for ther party ..to with- draw from the ballot.'at 'this late The, government had 'not yet. acted" on the'' 'postponement. peti- but, President Bon-. nelly scheduled a nationwide ad- dress tonight calling on Domini- -to i exercise -their' right to vote: !This-was accepted as a sign the- -petition -.would- be rejected. Juan.Bosch, of the Dominican Revolutionary party, had been rated'in some informal polls-as -a the con- i servative' National" Civic Union but.he withdrew from-the presi- dential race'., and called on the voters to boycott. the polls: unless voting was r postponed for a He said the delay was 'needed to clear'the-air.'of'the'accusation by a 'priest, Lau- 
                            

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