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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Joe Zilch got a gaudy tie with matching bejt for Christmas. This must set some sort of record. Joe never wears a tie, and most of his trousers are the kind that have elastic bands and so needs no belt... Sooners' Deere Is Hospitalized, See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Snow, Cold Swirl Across Nation, See Page Ten 59TH YEAR NO. 245 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1963 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10.CENTS SUNDAY Bellmon Vows To Avoid Partisan Appointments .OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Ap- pointments to the first Re- publican administration, will not 'be made on the basis of partisan 'politics, Gov-eleCt Henry Bellmen said today. Bellmon said he is starting to work on personnel but most ap- pointments will not be announced until after he takes office Jan. 14. He said the best men available be sought for governmental jobs and added "we won't worry about partisan politics." "There are some vacancies that exist he said, adding that his .staff is working, now to find where these are and find capable men to fill them. "The decision as to how many vacancies to create is something that will have to be made Bellmon said at a press confer- ence. Questioned, further about any firings, he said: "We don't intend to disrupt governmental services in any way. But since the' voters did vote for a change, we want to be. certain that we get men that will.; cooperate with this ad- ministration." 'About 500 persons have .filled out application for governmental jobs under the Bellmon administration. The governor-elect said although he is starting to sift through these, the applicants may not be inter- viewed until after Jan. 14. He has hinted that at hast some members of the 8-man Highway Commission, will be ousted. Since repeal of the merit sys- tem would 'throw the doors open" for sweeping -changes in govern- mental personnel to be made by a Republican governor, Bellmon said he doubts that a major ef- fort will be made in the Demo- cratic legislature this year to kill the law. "I would guess that the merit system is in pretty'good shape." he said. Bellmon said the Supreme Cojurt .decision that the re'apportionment petition failed "places'this square- ly on the'hands of the state legis- lature." "I believe the legislature can solve this he said, add- ing he would be glad to it in any way to come1 up with an equitable apportionment for- mula. However, he said he docs not plan any attempt to tell' the legis- lature how to reapportion. Capt. John M. Kretsinger Stonewall Man Joins Blue Angels Captain. John M. Kretsinger formerly of Stonewall, Tt flight in 24 Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, ha been selected to become the new est member of the Navy's fame: Blue Angels. Captain Kretsinge is slated to replace Captain McCaughey, the present Marin Corps member of the team sometime in December. As a member of the Blu Angels, Captain Kretsinger wi take part in precision acrobati performances throughout th country. Flying the Gruman FID? the team lias thrillec millions of people with their flaw less aerial demonstrations. Loop in parade, diamond and echelon formation, parade slow flight low level back to back flight and the famous "Bomb Burst" are but a few of the many stunts tha never fail to amaze a vast num her of spectators. Captain Kretsinger, the.son o Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Kretsinger Route 2, Stonewall, has been a jet instructor with .VT-24 sinci April, 1960. Since graduation from flight school at NAAS, Kingsvilli in December, 1957, he has seen duty with two squadrons, VMF 251 at Japan, flying the F8U Crusader, and with the VMA 311 flying the F9F Cougar at the Marine Corps Air Station.1 E Toro, California. The honored aviator becomes the second, member of Training Squadron 24, Chase Field, Bee- viile, Texas, to be selected for the Blue Angels. Lt. Dan Mclntyre joined the team in December, 1960, Selectior of the team is based on severa' qualifications. Preference is given to those candidates whose quali- fications include being regular members of the service, having logged 1500 hours of flight time and having previous fleet opera- tional experience. A graduate of-Stonewall High School in the class of 1955 Cap- tain Kretsinger attended East Central State College. The VT-24 instructor is 25 years old. Friends and associates of Cap- tain Kretsinger will have an op- portunity to see him in 'action the Blue.Angels return to Chase Field for the. annual 'Navy Relief Air Show in June, 1963. When it comes to giving some people stop at nothing. (Copr. Gen. Fea'. Corp.) Bus Crashes Way Through The Wall BERLIN East Ger- man refugees crashed through three barriers into West Berlin before dawn today while the bul lets of border .guards rattled off their armor-plated bus. Eight bullets hit the bus but only one man was'injured, by fly- ing glass when the .windshield si ashed. The escapees were the owner of the bus, his driver, their wives and their four children. The chil- dren included three girls, 1, 3 and 13 years old and a boy of'io. Police said the bus, of Soviet manufacture, belonged.to. one of the few private contractors the Communist regime still permitted to operate. The group drove 120 -miles to Berlin from their homes at Neu- ;ersdorf, near the Oder-Neisse between East Germany and Poland. They had plates-in- side the bus-to protect themselves the bullets they were cer- tain the border guards would fire at them. The bus swung around Berlin to come into the city on the auto- bahn from the west. While the women and''children lay on the floor, the contractor and the driver drove up to the control, point at Babels- berg where vehicles heading for West Berlin are checked. It was a.m., and still dark Ignoring signals to halt, the driver drove the bus.at top speet toward the steel and concrete barricades which stretch across the four-lane highway leaving only one lane for traffic. Border guards fired tommy guns at the bus as it sped by. The heavy vehicle crashec through three metal barriers. There still was about 1% miles of highway to. go to the West Ber lin city limits-but the autobahn curves at this point, giving cov- er from the guards' fire. A later the' bus swept triumphantly jrn Allied checkpoint at Drei- inden and into the sanctuary of West Berlin. The refugees were taken to a reception center to be interviewed by officials. 626 Die In Accidents During Yule Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic fires Miscellaneous Total 626 105 813 Traffic killed at least 626 Amer- cans during ,the four-day Christ- mas -weekend when 813 deaths were counted from accidents of all types.' Fire deaths numbered 105, many of them attributed to overtaxed leating equipment in homes be- cause of severe cold weather. There were 82 persons killed in. ac- cidents other than those in the traffic and fire categories. Auto fatalities, far more num- erous than for a usual non-holiday weekend span of 102 hours, were ewer than 'safety experts esti- Fire Strikes Stratford Home 'STRATFORD (Special) A Christmas Day fire almost de- itroyed a house here Tuesday. The" fire broke out at the home if the Bill Oliver family i.m. It apparently started in a outheast bedroom of the 7-room tructure. The Olivers were visiting in Sasakwa at the time of the blaze. The southeast portion of the louse was severely -damaged and ther portions suffered heavily rom smoke and water. The owner, Mrs. Gertrude Hy- cn, Oklahoma City, was in Strat- ord Wednesday .to discuss details or repairing the 'house. mated in advance of the weekend. The National Safety Council, The National .Safety Council, which had estimated the traffic death toll at 650 to -750, said be- lated reports may boost the final figure close to 650. The count cov- ered a period of 102 hours, from 6 p.m.. (local time) last Friday to midnight Christmas. There was a sharp 'rise' in the traffic deathrate on Christmas, due largely :to the heavier travel, the homeward rush of millions and hazardous driving conditions in many sections of the country. At least' 160, persons .were, killed in traffic accidents In the last 24 hours of -the long holiday. Snow, rain, sleet and cold cov- ered broad area1; of the nation. Safety experts said the.inclement weather had .curtailed- travel over most of the holiday. However, mil- lions were on the highways in the final day. The number of traffic deaths compares with a record toll of 705 for a four-day Christmas observ- ance in 195G. The 705 toll also is a.record high for any holiday pe- riod. The lowest number .of traf-: fie fatalities in a four-day Christ- mas period since World War II was 535 in 1951. In last year's three-day Christmas holiday, traf- fic fatalities total 524. 'An Associated Press survey for a 102-hour non-holiday (period, from 6 p'.m. Dec. 7 to. midnight Dec. showed 371 deaths on the highways; :'64- persons' killed in fires and 76 others'in miscellane- ous, accidents. were was-5U. j pled. JFK Gets Surprise Vacation Weather Strands Dillon, Others In Washington PALM (AP) President Kennedy .got an unscheduled holiday to- day when bad weather in Washington delayed'a flight bringing top officials here' for conferences. Kennedy had planned a mid-morning work session with Secretary of Treasury Douglas Dillon and others, to work toward final deci- sions on the administration plan to seek a 1963 tax cut; The meeting was put off be- cause fog in the snow-blanketed Washington area held up the'de- parture of a jet transport as- signed to bring more than half a dozen officials here for the confer- ence: Dillon was ready -to interrupt his own vacation at nearby Kobe Sound, Fla., to take part in the talks on taxes and' the economy. Several Summoned Among those summoned from Washington were chairman Walter Heller of the Council of Economic Advisers, Undersecretary of the Treasury Henry' Fowler and As- sistant Secretary Stanley S. Sur- rey. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana also was on the JVashington delegation list; Kennedy's latest word on tax cut prospects came in an address to the Economic Club of New York on Dec. 14. Arguing that the present tax system acts as a brake on economic growth, he urged, an early reduction in both individual and corporate.tax rates, coupled with some tax reforms and. .a. clampdown on federal spending. Figure Strategy rKey questions at today's con- ference involved the strategy of pushing tax c'ut.'legislation through a Congress which has a vocal and influential segment that contends any lowering of taxes at this time would create a dangerously large federal budget In this case, strategy goes to the substance of'the issue be- cause, as Kennedy made, evident in his Dec. 14 address, the ad- ministration is willing to tailor its proposals to the mood 'of Con- gress. For example, the President said that tax envisioned as a major part of the administra- tion not be advo- cated solely for "academic rea- sons." He said any changes-in existing provisions for special Benefits could be' justified only, if they would contribute to economic jrowth. For Trip To Florida Thursday- Soviets leave In Surprise Move He's Backtracking Kennedy also backtracked on a RETURNED PRISONER GREETED Scenes such as this were common In Miami's Din- ner Key Auditorium at loved ones greeted Cuban invasion prisoners when they were re- turned to the United States. Here mother and father greet their.son. (AP Wirephoto) U. S. Soldiers Keep Guard Up Along Shores Of Florida MIAMI, Fla. soldiers who were rushed to south Florida during the' Cuban crisis are still oa.duty :manning 'radar screens and antiaircraft' missiles aimed in the'direction of Cuba. Others are. behind'barbed _wire barricades handling -complicated electronics gear- turned to" air movements over Cuba. The Christmas" holiday brought no relaxation, of the American guard. of Navy ships in and out-of'the big Key West Navy aasc, ..only 90 miles from-Cuba, remained .under, .tight security wraps. Navy sources said the. ships were keeping 'a close' watch on Cuba waters. 'Gates of the sprawling -Boca ;hica Naval -Air Station- outside Key West still are barred to news-- men! During the Cuban blockade sicture-taking flights' over Cuba were made from the base. second "count. Whenf'oncV "he j An Air Force -source said- many promised to seek a tax cut retro- of the swift jets operating of active to next Jan. 1, he men- tioned no effective date .in -bis N .York speech. This was no oversight. Against this background, the administration's problem is to 'ashion-a'tax program that comes close to meetings its -initial goals still win favor with Con- gress. Others called from the capital. :or the meeting were Lawrence r. O'Brienj special presidential assistant for congressional liai- son; Kermit Gordon, soon to be- come director of the Budget Bureau, and Theodore C. Soren- son, special counsel to the Presi- dent. the base- during the crisis had returned to-their regular stations, still thronged with fire-engines but the swarm .of planes ordinari- crash and-fuel trucks and other ly stationed there continue to I equipment would be used to blast through the-sky on missions. These -are; the. remaining signs of the Cuban, crisis military build- up in south Florida which was sufficient, to' have launched an in- vasion of was poised for one. President Kennedy touched'off the buildup on Oct. 23 when he the nation of .the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba and de- manded their removal; A month later he said.the mis- siles-had been taken ou; and that many of the troops'would be-leav- ing Florida. Many did. The .tanks and tough troopers of the '.'Old '1st Ar- mored Division left their tempo- rary base at' Gulfstream race track. Huge-mobile field hospitals signed to be flown to Cuba to handle invasion.- casualties have disappeared from'the: Opa-Locka air base near .Miami. The base, is Earthquake Hits Lisbon, Portugal "Lisbon, Portugal strong earth tremor hit Lisbon and'.ceu- ral Portugal today, causing some lamage to buildings and near ianic among -residents.-of the, 'ortuguese -capital. .First reports said there were no Tjut-.in' Lisbon windows were broken 'and-1. chimneys' 'top- Pickets Resume Posts Along New York Docks NEW YORK .re- turned -to the ;New York ..water- front piers today "after, a. h'oliday lull in .the ..strike by the Inter- national Longshoremen's Associa- tion that has hit parts from Maine to Texas. The union's-strike headquarters picket boats .would; be sent-out only -if-'some idle vessel tries.', Incoming-vessels were permitted to dock without interference.' If the strike. by some longshoremen lasts' long .'.chough now in: its three million..pounds i.of' potatoes aboard! a-'docked freight' erjwill' spokesman for ;tiie .ship's''agent The. perishable cargo in ihe holds of -the freighter anchored, in .the Charleston, S.C., harbor. "The (South Carolina) farmers are anxious to on the the spokesman' said, "but'the 'union refused our plea.-'] ..-The. Glenview...wasn't, the. only ship .-the walkout: stock a-captured airfield.: At. Homestead Air Force Base where units monitor, every move in -.the Cuban, air. lanes, most o: the special planes flown in during the crisis have left., ,At Key West, at the tip of.the chain of rock and coral islands stretching from the Florida main- land in the-direction of Cuba, mis- siles are still stacked -in their launching pads. The.city baseball stadium is. crammed with mili- tary 'vehicles. 'Headquarters, behind sand bags and 'barbed wire, is established hi a luxury Radar .and rocket .units dotted along the keys stayed in place, and in action. A Marine officer, who. noted that the bulk of a possible inva- sion force-had been, pulled out, was asked long it would take to reassemble it. "It wouldn't be a matter of days or he said, "it would-be .a matter of'hours." Guerrillas Blow Up Viet Nam Train SAIGON, Viet Nam South Viet Nam government re. ported today that1, seven passen- gers were 'killed-'-and 15 injured w.hen Communist1 guerrillas blew up a train'loaded with holiday travelers..' The incident occurred Sunday, 390-miles north of: Saigon-and south--of.'the central .Vietnamese city of Hue. The guerrillas. ex- Scores of. vessels lavdaVin ports I Rinded, a. mine -mat'derailed one i._ fftr ann Avprhirnpn hvA from. to Tex. claimed 100 per cent, effectiveness in .their strike, which is .supported by-the SQ.OOO-member..National Maritime ;Union, The key issue ia. the dispute-is the jship..owners'.-demand', that longshoremen'work gangs' be-, cut from' 20: to" 17 'men. The 1LA said !it did :not .want to negotiate' its men-.'out "of. business -in., the name of automation. Food Poisoning Hits "Refugees Algeria 'hun- idred persons- in- a refugee-camp near .Oran -fell- ill Tuesday, appar- ;ently from in- :quiry was'..'opened: to.-find-.the cause, of the-sickness.. The refu- gees 'are Algerians made- home- less by .'the independence war. The steamer African Pilot, which made the ransom run SaN urday, is -scheduled -to- arrive about 7 a.m. -Thursday at Port Everglades, 25 miles north of Mi- ami.' It will.land parents, brotii ers and sisters, wives and chil- dren who had stayed- in Cuba t Iankets, .suitcases, and duffel bags. There was no announcement, of heir destination. Thousands of Hussians were brought to ,Cuba ast summer under the label-of echnicians. Some left in Novem- >er on ships which carried the Soviet rockets out of the island. The Admiral'Najimdv sailed -from, .a .dock near ..where he American freighter African Pilot was -being 'readied -to take on close-, relatives of the Cuban invasion prisoners .who-were giv- en their freedom in -exchange for 153 million in medicine and food. Deck crews- spent .Christmas )ay 'cleaning -up sheltered'.areaa o accommodate-- the relatives, Jeparture of 'the vessel was ilanned for' 5'p.m.. Castro- on. Tuesday..visited the lome'.of Mrs. Berta Barreto de os Heros, whidr has' served' as leadquarters. -for .-the prisoners aniilies committee.in the Cuban capital: Her son was one of the prisoners. .The street was crowd- ed with .Cubans trying to join refu- gee relatives in the.-.United States At !east persons-were report; ed hoping to Exit' permits were-- limited -to athers, mothers, brothers, sis- and children'of-the liberated prisoners. AjCuban offi-. cial; told -the. committee that .those" eaving the island wouKU be iper- mitted-to take only the clothes ;on' their backs'. Informants said .Castro held- a confidential' 'discussion Monday with Ambassador EriuT itadelhofer, wti.o.- represents. American interests in; Cuba,
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