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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1970, Ada, Oklahoma I Tonight's Meeting I Probes Drug Issue n An information forum on drugs is scheduled for Monday, 7 p.m. at the Ada Junior High School g Auditorium. It is open to the public. Adults are welcome. g The Ada School-Community Council, sponsors of the event, urge them to attend. The meeting is geared to developing facts and 1 information relative to the drug problem. I Basically the program will be broken into four 1 broad divisions, i First, a film will be shown. m Next Dr. Nevin Starkey, school head coordinator 1 for the Oklahoma State Health Department, will discuss drug problems in Oklahoma and give a presentation on the various drugs and their effects 1 on the human body. I Then Detective Charles Hill, Oklahoma City Po- ll lice Department, will present a brief synopsis of m his work on the narcotics squad and a summary of g state drug laws. 1 These three sections of the program are timed 1 to take one hour. s Those attending the program will have an op- 1 portunity to submit questions to a 15-man panel 1 of experts. Dr. Max Skelton, superintendent of Ada schools, i will handle questions and act as moderator. I In addition to Dr. Starkey and Detective Hill, I the panel includes Darrell Hill, principal at Ada High: Leon Landrith and Frank Nichols, Ada Ju- i nior High; Dr. B. J. Tillman, dean of students, East Central; Judge Francis Mayhue, District Attorney Gordon Melson; Maj. Ted Sears, Ada Police De- 1 partment; Maj. Fred Overton, Salvation Army; the I Rev. Charles McCaskey, Cumberland Presbyterian 1 Church; Dr. Carl Wiseman, City-County Health De- ll partment; Dr. Sidney Pepper, Guidance Center; Dr. Larry Cartmell, pathologist, and Mike Shannon, pharmacist. li 11 i 11 'mm ii 11; 1111 i M 11 ri riiiiii ill LI ITI Federal Purchases Show Long And Varied Schedule Parents have always said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. How many will take that advice and attend the drug forum? THE ADA EVENING NEWS 67TH YEAR NO. 2 8 PAGES ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1970 10 CENTS WEEKDAY, 15 CENTS SUNDAY WASHINGTON (AP) As a taxpayer this year you are spending billions for defense. You are also buying pounds of horsetails, extra stiff. You are paying millions for foreign aid. And you are buying worth of dog repellent. Welfare is a big expense. for an unspecified num- ber of electric erasers is a small one, in comparison. So is for ant and roach bait. And for doorbell recti- fiers. And for plastic badges and for switch toggles, type 2. But before writing your con- gressman, understand the feder- al government has explanations for these purchases. For example, the dog repel- lent is used by postmen. The worth of horsetail hair, extra stiff, black or grey, is used by federal prisoners at Leavenworth, Kan., to make brushes. Wet salted cattlehide bought for is used to make footwear. Explanations notwithstand- ing, the listing of federal con- tracts in official documents for 1970 boggles the mind. There was spent for attan furniture, for box unches, for barbed ire, for plastic bags md for disposable plas- ic specimen cups. An emergency document de- ;troyer, incendiary type, M3, ost Window bars for -IA headquarters first floor cost to install. A study of children's use of elevision cost and re- airs to an enlisted mens' swim- ming pool The General Services Admin- stration, the government's lousekeeper, was a big spend- r. It bought an indefinite luantity of plastic policy for or and wrist watches or Food was a big expense. Salt- ed soda crackers at 32 cents per pound cost Shelled pe- :ans, unroasted and unsalted, al il.20 per pound cost And here were canned tomatoes al cranberry sauce for dehydrated onion soup at and green olives worth And for all the busy bureau- crats there was worth of leather brief cases. Kosygin Calls For Halt In Air Action MOSCOW (AP) Accusing the United States of armed in. terference in Laos, Soviat Pre- mier Alexei Kosygin has told President Nixon all American bombing of Latotian soil must stop before the Latotians can be- gin peace talks. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, said Kosygin had writ- ten Nixon "in view of the aggre- vation of the situation in Laos as a result of the U.S. armed in- terference and since the neutral- ity of Laos is envisaged by the 1962 Geneva agreements." "The restoration of peace should be started with consulta- tions between political the letter continued. "The Central Committee of the Patriotic Front of Laos the Pathet Laos advanced recently a concrete and quite five-point program of settling the problem. "It is necessary first of all for the United States to stop speedi ly the escalation of the war anc stop fully and unconditionally the bombings of Laotian terri tory. Only this can create condi tions for the interested Laotian sides to meet." Kosygin said his governmen would welcome contact between Prince Souvanna Phouma, the Laotian premier, and his adver sary and half-brother, Prine Souphanouvong, the titular lead er of the Pathet Lao. "This is the road that can as sure, in the event of the ending of the American intervention, i relaxation of tension in Lao and the creation of conditions for a political settlement in that Kosygin wrote. Hill Eyes Governor's Campaign OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Rep. Archibald Hill said Sunday he is seriously consider- ing the governor's race and the key to his decision is whether he can find the financing. "Running for governor. requires financing, and- if I'm able to get the proper financing, certainly I will the Oklahoma City Democrat said. Hill first hinted he might be interested last week while in Halifax, N.S., to tell that Cana- dian city's aldermen about the man they have hired as city manager, Robert Oldland. Hill and other Negro leaders bitterly attacked Oldland, city manager of Oklahoma City, last fall and summer for his hand- ling of the 80-day strike by city sanitation workers. Questioned by newsmen Sun- day about the hint he dropped, Hill acknowledged that he has seriously considered the gover- nor's race, and added: "I think Oklahoma is going to have to come out of the 18th century, and we've got to be- come more progressive and give the voters of Oklahoma a real choice." He said the state has had "fence-straddlers" for the past 16 or 20 years." Hill was flown to Nova Scotia by the Black United Front to attempt to block the hiring of Oldland in Halifax. Although he could not block the hiring, Hill said he accomplished the pur- pose of alerting blacks and labor groups in Halifax to Old- land, who he said is a racist Mystery American Munitions Ship Sails Into Cambodian Sanctuary not be accurate in all respects. The word came from what Freidheim termed "Defense De- partment presumably the U.S. Coast Guard cutter which has been stationed off Si- hanoukville since the mutineers took over the Columbia Eagle over the weekend. Two U.S. Navy ships also are now in the repair ship Tutuila and the amphibian ship Denver. plastic tableware for portable typewriters Senate Will Begin Debate On Carswell WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court nomination of G. 3arrold Carswell reached the debate stage hi the Senate today vith opponents promising an ex- haustive look at the nominee's controversial record. Carswell backers, planning to open debate with brief state- ments, were depending on more of a defensive strategy aimed at countering attacks on their man's civil rights positions and and anti-labor. Hill also indicated WASHINGTON (AP) The now in charge of his vessel." Pentagon said today it has re- The Pentagon stressed that its ceived fragmentary information i information is sketchy and may indicating that the two neers aboard the American car- go ship Columbia Eagle have been removed by Cambodian authorities. The Pentagon said it under- stands that 13 other crewmen including the skipper remained aboard the vessel. The ship now may possibly be moved into Si- the crew may possibly be taken ashore in Cambodia, the Pentagon said. Defense Department spokes- man Jerry Friedheim said "We don't know if the civilian skip- per of the Columbia Eagle is Eagle Remains Anchored Away From U.S. Ships OFF THE CAMBODIAN COAST (AP) The American munitions ship Columbia Eagle was anchored today in Cambo- dian waters, 28 miles from the nearest U.S. Navy ships. A chartereu plane flew within few miles of the freighter which the Pentagon said "possibly mutinous" crew- men diverted from its course to whether the Columbia Eagle is now considered to be in the hands of Cambodia or whether the crewmen aboard were in any sort of danger. The Pentagon said it has re- ceive sporadic messages from the bomb-carrying cargo ship but would not release them at this time in the interest of pro- tecting the crew. Apparently a skeleton crew seized control of the Columbia Eagle and sailed into sheltered boats, but were reported picked up by another munitions-car- rying cargo vessel en route to Thailand. Stressing that it had only fragmentary information, the Pentagon said Sunday, "It ap- pears that the American cargo ship was diverted in internation- al waters by persons aboard, possibly mutinous members of the civilian crew." The Columbia Eagle was an- chored Monday in Cambodian government either to authorize him to go aboard the vessel or to send someone themselves. No immediate action was tak- en, but Rives reported he ex- developments Cambodian waters in the Gulf of j waters 26 miles off the Cambo- Siam. dian coast and four to five miles "They have been asked to! The Columbia Eagle southwest of the nearest land. he thought it was a ffreboat drill." Another crewman, Enrique Ramos Guzman, 30, of Puerto Rico, said the rescued men re- ported they had been in the life- the during the day. emoon, The Rappahannock, the U.S. i radios. without food, water or He said they were freighter which picked up 24 picked up Saturday night. crewmen from lifeboats Satur- ship is owned by the Co- day, reached the Thai port steamship Co. in Port- Vayama near Sattahip, butjland; Ore Irving Thayer, presi- newsmen were not allowed into dent of tne f jrlri> the vessel the port area to interview "They didn't seem to know the West Coast Feb. 20. Its crew consisted entirely of U.S. citizens, including six natural- ship does not mean that the Co- lumbia Eagle has been dam- aged In added. any way, Freidheim from its charted course, the Pentagon said. Twenty four members of the step's 39-man crew were set It was not immediately clear adrift on open seas in two life- Itoo a messman aboard ized Poles, Filipinos and Aus- tralians, he said. vessel was kept under aircraft. The U.S. charge d'affaires in Phnom Penh, Lloyd M. Rives, informed the State Department he had asked the Cambodian the fifeboats. The second and third officers got in with them." The messman, Mohamad Mu- thanna Hussain, 25, of Brooklyn, added that: "One guy told me Sunday that Oldland was pressured to leave the city manager's job in Oklahoma City. "Since the sanitation strike there have been rumors we can easily point to as being au- thentic that he (Oldland) was asked to seek applications for jobs Hill said. Oldland reportedly has strong support of a majority of the City Council in Oklahoma City, which hires the manager. the criticism ficials his legal stature. "We'll answer and we'll match it blow-by- one Carswell supporter said in advance of the debate. It is expected to take a week, possibly two, before a vote and the length of the floor discussion on Carswell, a federal appeals court judge who lives in Talla- hassee, Fla., was clearly on the minds of strategists for both sides. The Carswell supporter said 'we want any delay or lengthy debate to be clearly the other side's doing." Snow Storm Swirls Into Sooner State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A late winter snow storm stunned parts of northern Okla- homa with more than six inches of snow today, causing some schools to close and forcing traf- fice to a skidding halt. The Highway Patrol reported roads in the Pawnee area were virtually impassable and cars filled the ditches on both sides of the road, especially on hills. Roads in Texas and Cimma- ron counties of the Panhandle also were reported as snow packed and Tulsa area roads were called mushy. Viniita roads were reported as dan- gerous. The hardest hit areas appear- ed to be the Panhandle, north- ern Oklahoma around Kay and Grant counties, and extreme northeastern Oklahoma, in the Vinita area. Schools at Miami were closed because of the weather and of- several other small schools were closed. Vinita reported five inches of snow on the ground at mid- morning and more falling. Mi- ami and Bartlesville reported several inches and Tulsa had more than one inch. More than six inches of snow was reported in parts of Kay and Grant counties. Garfielc County reported between three and four inches. Thailand. But the chartered could not go closer be the area is marked on plane cause maps as "prohibited" Cambo dian territory. The freighter's white super structure stood out in the bright haze over the gulf of Siam. Her two forward cargo booms were in the upright stowed position, indicating that the ship was not being unloaded. Her anchorage is 26 miles off the Cambodian coast and four to five miles southwest of the near- est land, Koh Rong Sang Lem island, which is mostly over- grown with jungle and sparsely inhabited, with a fishing village at its southern tip. The Columbia Eaglt is shown at port in the U.S. (AP Wirephoto) Major Strike Cripples San Francisco The surveillance in the Gulf of Siam by Navy aircraft and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mellon. Most of its early information, the Pentagon said, came from the Rappahannock, the cargo vessel that reported picking up the 24 crew members Saturday. There was no clear, immedi- ate indication when the ship ac- tually was seized. Officials said they were un- able to provide any information about the other 15 crew mem- bers who presumably remained aboard the 25-year old World War II-era Columbia when it sailed into Cambodian waters and lay near a small is- land west of Sihanoukville. It also was unclear whether the captain of the Columbia Ea- gle, 51-year old Donald A. Swann of Portland, Ore., was still with his ship. One naval source familiar with message transmissions from the Columbia Eagle and the Rappahannock said "ther? has not been a word that indi- cates any violence" in the inci- dent. The Pentagon said no dis- tress call was received from the Columbia Eagle. But the New York Tunes re- ported in today's editions that officials had disclosed a mes- sage from the Columbia Eagle saying "men with guns" had taken over the ship. The Times also said govern- ment officials, who refused to be identified, had indicated in Washington that on the basis of information available it ap- peared the Columbia Eagle's seizure was linked with peace movements in the United States. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco went into the fourth day of a strike by munici- pal employes today, facing clo- sure of its port, possible impair- ment of operations at busy In- ternational Airport and a threat- ened general work stoppage. Leaders of striking city employes said they would picket the docks, and longshore union spokesman said there was little doubt the lines would be re- spected "all along the water-1 told a news conference Sunday night the committee had decid- At San Francisco Internation- al Airport, also city-owned and operated, some 340 employes were out, including 120 janitors. Their absence left litter eddying about the vast concourse and waiting rooms and waste paper piling up in washrooms. Also on Tim Richardson, chairman of j ticipation the docks would be strike at the airport were Teamsters Local 85 and a mem- tied up. Wharf fees bring the j maintenance men and mechan- front." Leaders of nonstriking unions called a mass meeting of their memberships for 10 a.m. today at Longshoremen's Hall near the waterfront to debate the ed to call for a united labor front leading to a general strike if necessary. Cyril Magnin, chairman of the Port Authority, said ships al- question of a general strike. j reaciy had been diverted in an- ber of the Joint Labor Strike Committee which the nonstrik- ing unions formed when the mu- nicipal walkout began Friday, city a day, he said, and the commerce will go to Oak- land and other ports if the docks stay closed. ics who tend automatic doors, air conditioners, baggage con- veyors and other machinery. Israeli Paratroops Hit Syria troops Sunday night i against army camp targets i sir first reported pene- the Lebanese border, killing TEL AVIV (AP) Airborne j raeli jets struck in waves made their tration into Syrian territory since the 1967 war, going 55 miles past the border to shell an enemy army camp and blow up a power line 21 miles beyond Damascus, a military spokes- man said. A spokesman said the raiders also blew up a bridge and two gun positions south of Damas- cus. The Israeli command did not say how the raids were made, but it was assumed the com- mandos were carried by heli- copters, the same method used _ five Syrian soldiers and wounding 14. Israel denied this. Hopping low over Syrian tie- tenses, the Israelis first flew north of Damascus to blow up the high tension line tower, cutting the capital from its connection with the national i Quneitra on the Golan Heights, this year, nearly twice the fre-. to raid positions in the northern quency of the period before Jan. 1. The incidents culminated in a Syrian army foray into the Is- raeli-occupied Golan Heights in which two Israeli soldiers were killed and 13 wounded. The Israelis said Syrian gun- ners fired a number of bazooka shells at an Israeli position near Up to five inches of snow was for deep commando penetra- reported in Texas and Cimma-jttons into Egypt, ron'counties. Syria reported earlier that Is- power grid. A spokesman said the full ex- tent of the damage was not known but he assumed the capi- tal was without electricity. Israelis close to the military said the raids appeared to have a psychological objective rather than a military one. Israel said the actions were prompted by 148 attacks on the Syrian border but there were no casualties. On the Egyptian front, a spokesman said, Israeli war- planes pounded military targets on the west side of the Suez Ca- nal for more than two hours to- day, ranging as far as 15 miles inside Egypt. A military spokesman in Cai- ro said antiaircraft gunners foiled several Israeli attempts and southern sectors of the ca- nal. The spokesman said the Egyptians suffered no casual- ties. Egyptian guerrillas claimed they blew up a railroad at Ra- fah, in the occupied Gaza Strip, on Thursday night, and a state- ment in Cairo said the an- nouncement was delayed to give the guerrillas time to return safely to Egyptian territory. The statement claimed the rail- road "is still out of function." Israel's ambassador to the United States, Yitzhak Rabin, returned to Washington today after a hurried weekend visit at the request of Premier Golda Meir. All municipal transit is dead. City hospital has provided only emergency service since Friday. Schools, which closed at noon Friday- after too few teachers showed up to handle classes, were to reopen today. Mayor Joseph Alioto said he would not seek court injunctions against the strike. "You don't settle labor dis- putes in the he said. Lawmakers Look Toward Session's End OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With election talk growing loud- er and needed pieces of legisla- tion falling into place, the Okla- homa Legislature appears dead set on an early April adjourn- ment. The House already has cut off consideration of its own bills and the Senate plans to follow suit at mid-week. With a. gen- eral budget conference commit- tee already tying up the loose ends, the stage is set. "Things are falling into place real said Sen. Al Terrill, D-Lawton, Senate majority floor leader. Senate Hearings Will Probe U. B.-Laos Involvement WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. says the Nixon administration deci- sion not to fight repeal of the Tonkin Gulf resolution "sets the stage for a new joint decision on what is going on in Laos." The Maryland Republican is credited with getting the tacit White House acceptance of his move to set aside the Tonkin Gulf resolution, used by the Johnson administration as the legal basis for massive inter- vention in Vietnam. He says he hopes hearings into his repeal move starting to- day by Sen. J. W. Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee will lead as well to close exami- nation of U.S.-Laotian involve- ment. The hearings are set against a backdrop of continued confusion and differing reports over the American in the tiny South- east Asian nation that neighbors Vietnam. After first denying any ground combat troops were in Laos, or that Americans had been killed in ground fighting, the adminis- tration has conceded some U.S. casualties in hostile action. But in no past administration account was there any mention of an incident reported by the Washington Post in today's edi- tion. The newspaper, in an ac- count written from hv T. D. Allman, said more than 12 1 used to guide U.S. aircraft to Americans were killed two i their targets along the Ho Chi years ago when Communist Minn Trail and in North Viet- troops overran a secret U.S. ra- nam and electronically release dar installation in northeast Laos, near the North Viet- namese border. The paper said the incident had been kept secret. There was no immediate administration I comment on the Post story. The Post said the Americans were part of a force operating ministration acknowledged "less than 50" U.S. personnel have died there. It also has conceded more servicemen have died from hostile gunfire than Army Capt. Joseph K. Bush, whose death was con- firmed by the White House last week, after accounts were pub- jlished disclosing his death. Last week, after first saying j The White House, in an appar- ent move to head off charges of In TiHfiff_ prfr [a flrAfllhiilitv }jgf their bombs by radio. The Post story said the deaths of the Americans at the secret base occurred March 11, 1968, after several days of heavy fighting. no Americans had been killed in. week that it would disclose fu- ture deaths of Americans killed in Laos and repeated its state- ment that the U.S. involvement was related directly to the American role in Vietnam. However, in a Baltimore speech Saturday night, Mathias raised the question whether the United States already is so com- mitted in Laos that Congress couldn't halt further involve- ment. Attorney Asks Delay For Brown BEL AIR, Md. (AP) Indefi- nite postponement of H. Rap Brown's trial on charges of ar- son and inciting to riot was asked by his lawyers today in Harford County Circuit Court. William M. Kunstler said that because of the bombing last Tuesday night of the Dorchester County courthouse in Cam- bridge "now the two counties are linked together by the tragic happening of this case." Brown's trial was transferred from Cambridge to Bel Air 70 miles across Chesapeake Bay over objections by Kunstler. A car exploded last Monday night near Bel Air, killing two Negro friends of Brown. His trial, which started that day, was postponed a week. "Becase these two incidents are linked, this trial is bathed in Kunstler told Circuit Court Judge Harry E. Dyer Jr. at the resumption of proceed- ings. Speaking of Ralph Feather- stone, 30, one of those killed in the car explosion, Kunstler said: "This case has taken from me a friend of 10 years." Tears in his eyes and his voice crack- ing, Kunstler said, "Your honor, I cannot go on any longer." His legal associate Carl Broege then took up the plea for further postponement in the trial. Howard Moore of Atlanta, lawyer for Julian Bond in his court fight against being denied a seat in the Georgia Legisla- ture, also was at the defense counsel table. Brown himself remained ab- sent and unheard from since started.
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