Ada Evening News, March 16, 1970

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March 16, 1970

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 16, 1970, Ada, Oklahoma Tonight s Meeting Probes Drug Issue An information forum on drugs is scheduled for Monday, 7 p.m. at the Ada Junior High School Auditorium. It is open to the public. Adults are welcome. The Ada School-Community Council, sponsors of the event, urge them to attend. The meeting is geared to developing facts and information relative to the drug problem. Basically the program will be broken into four broad divisions. First, a film will be shown. Next Dr. Nevin Starkey, school head coordinator for the Oklahoma State Health Department, will discuss drug problems in Oklahoma and give a presentation on the various drugs and their effects on the human body. Then Detective Charles Hill, Oklahoma City Police Department, will present a brief synopsis of his work on the narcotics squad and a summary of state drug laws. These three sections of the program are timed to take one hour. Those attending the program will have an opportunity to submit questions to a 15-man panel of experts. Dr. Max Skelton, superintendent of Ada schools, will handle questions and act as moderator. In addition to Dr. Starkey and Detective Hill, the panel includes Darrell Hill, principal at Ada Hieh: Leon Landrith and Frank Nichols, Ada Junior High: Dr. B. J. Tillman, dean of students. East Central; Judge Francis Mayhue, District Attorney Gordon Melson; Maj. Ted Sears, Ada Police Department; Maj. Fred Overton, Salvation Army; the Rev. Charles McCaskey, Cumberland Presbyterian Church; Dr. Carl Wiseman, City-County Health Department; Dr. Sidney Pepper, Guidance Center; Dr. Larry Cartmell, pathologist, and Mike Shannon, pharmacist. 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 I 67TH YEAR NO. 8 PAGES ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1970 IO CENTS WEEKDAY, 15 CENTS SUNDAY Hill Eyes Governor's Campaign OKLAHOMA CITY IAP) -J State Rep. Archibald Hill said 11 Sunday he is seriously considering the governor’s race and the I key to his decision is whether § he can find the financing. ‘Running for governor. . . Mystery American Munitions Ship Sails Into Cambodian Sanctuary WASHINGTON (AP) — The now in charge of his vessel.’* J whether the Columbia Eagle is boats, but were reported picked' government either to authorize he thought it was a fireboat Pentagon said today it has re- The Pentagon stressed that its now considered to be in the up by another munitions-car- him to go aboard the vessel or drill.” en, but Rives reported he ex- Another crewman, Enrique Ramos Guzman, 30, of Puerto Rico, said the rescued men re- developments P°rt(ed they had been in the life-K boats since early Saturday afternoon, without food, water or radios. He said they were 111111111! 11111111111 i 1111111111111! I I l l 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111 it ceived fragmentary information information is sketchy and may hands of Cambodia or whether rying cargo vessel en route to to send someone themselves. - reno,re. finanrina and if rn, indicat^ that the two mutt- not be accurate in all respects, the crewmen aboard were in Thailand.    ;    No immediate action was tak. ^requires financing, and it I rn neers aboard the American car-1 The word came from what any sort of danger.    Stressing that it had only liable    to    get    the    proper    financing,    g0    ship    Columbia    Eagle    have    Freidheim termed “Defense De-    The Pentagon said it has re-    fragmentary information,    the    pected further t    certainly    I    will    announce,”    the    been    removed    by    Cambodian    partment sources,” presumably    ceive sporadic messages from    Pentagon    said Sunday, “It    ap-    during the dav Oklahoma City    Democrat    said.    authorities.    the U.S. Coast Guard cutter    the bomb-carrying cargo ship    pears that the American cargo Hill    first    hinted    he    might    be    The    Pentagon said it under- which has been stationed off Si-    but would not release them at    ship was diverted in internation-    Rappahannock,    the    U.S. ^ interested last week while inlands that 13 other crewmenjhanoukville    since the mutineers    this time in the interest    of    pro-    ai waters by persons aboard,    freighter    which    picked    up 24    picked up Saturday night ^ Halifax,    N.S., to tell that Cana-    including the skipper remained    took over the Columbia Eagle    tecting the crew.    possibly mutinous members of    crewmen    from lifeboats    Satur-    The ship is owned by the Co- ^ dian city s aldermen about the aboard the vessel.    over the weekend.    ]    Apparently    a    skeleton    crew    the civilian crew.”    leached the Thai port of ]umbia Steamship Co. in Port- i ™!n^ey    8    a    Clty    The ship now may P°ssibly be Two U.S. Navy ships also are seized control of the Columbia The Columbia Eagle was an- Vayama near Sattatop, but land> 0re Irving Thayer, presi- manager. Robert Oldland. moved into port—perhaps Si->now m the area—the repair ship Eagle and sailed into sheltered chored Monday in Cambodian n^wsmen were not allowed into dent of the firm, said the vessel SLullLfnZ nigHi° a ?    hanoukville-and the crew may    Tutuila and    the amphibian ship    Cambodian waters    in    the    Gulf    of    waters 26 miles off the Cambo-    the port    area to    interview the    left the West Coast Feb. 20. Its i bitterly    attacked Oldland. city    possibly be taken ashore in    Denver.    Siam.    dian coast and four to five miles    :mer“    crew consisted entirely of U.S. I     5-    0r™a    1    Cambodia, the Pentagon said. | i^hey have been asked to The 7,600-ton Columbia Eagle southwest of the nearest land. They didn t seem to know citizens, including six natural- Pffe"!!.. PS™!    stand by in case they could be was bound for Thailand with a U.S. Navy and Air Force maps ™ Rappahaann^cf ^eported^    ^ of assistance,” Freiheim said.    load of 500-pound and 750-pound    show the    area as barred to    this    ine rtaPPananr10CK    reported. The presence of the repair    bombs when it was diverted    country’s    surface vessels    and    “They were ordered    to    get in ship does not mean that the Co-    from its charted course, the    aircraft, lumbia Eagle has been dam-    Pentagon said.    The U.S. charge d’affaires in aged in any way, Freidheim    Twent'7 four members of the    Phnom Penh, Lloyd M. Rives, added.    39-man    crew were set informed the State Department It was not immediately clear j adrift on open seas in two life-1 he had asked the Cambodian Federal Purchases Show And Varied Schedule = fall and summer for his hand-filing of the 80-day strike by city' sanitation workers. Questioned by newsmen Sunday about the hint he dropped, Hill acknowledged that he has! seriously considered the governor’s race, and added: “I think Oklahoma is going to have to come out of the 18th century, and we’ve got to become more progressive and give the voters of Oklahoma a man Jerry Friedheim said “We don’t know if the civilian skipper of the Columbia Eagle is ☆ ☆ Eagle Remains Anchored Away From U.S. Ships tralians, he said The vessel was kept under the lifeboats. The second and surveillance in the Gulf of Siam third officers got in with them.” by Navy aircraft and the U.S. The messman, Mohamad Mu- ^oast cu^r Mellon, thanna Hussain, 25, of Brooklyn, !,,    efr-1 ormaf °?l added that; “One guy told me|^be Pentagan sai(j> caJnc ^rnm rnmmmmfflm - OFF THE COAST (AP) CAMBODIAN The American real choice. Long And Vsnod Schedule iiefince‘siraddiers,^£or the past ^    “16 or 20    years.” Hill was flown to Nova Scotia mnnhinns "shin Columbia Eagle WASHINGTON    (AP) - As a    rattan furniture, $44,100 for    box    by the Black United Front to    was    anfhored tcday in Cambo- taxpayer this year    you are    lunches. $1,518,258 for barbed    attempt to block the hiring of    dian    waters 28 miles from the spending billions for defense, wire, $158,438 for plastic bags oldland in Halifax. Although he carest U S’Navy ships You are also buying 155,000 and $30,733 for disposable plas- could not block the hiring, Hill    „ fj„w within pounds of horsetails,    ex^a stiff. ^    tie    specimen    cups.    said he    accomplished th!    pur-j, pa>i    g    rn    .uo    .    Oi    ^    cmergency    document de- pose    alerting blacks    and    freighter    which    the    Pentagon «iR9dn u-nrth nf    Ana    rpnpiiprrt    strayer, incendiary type,    M3,,    abor ^?up^ in Halifax to Old-    said    “possibly mutinous” crew- $18,240 worth of    dog    repellent.^ $70m Window bars    for    hma, who he said is a racist    men    diverted from its course to 1S 3 bl8 e*pense- CIA headquarters - first floor and anti-labor.    Thailand. But the chartered $386,004 for an unspecified num- 0nly_c0St $24,875 to install. Hl11 also indicated Sunday plane could not g0 closer be that Oldland was pressured to cause the area is marked on I leave the city manager's job in maps as “prohibited” Cambo Oklahoma City.    dian territory. “Since    the sanitation strike    The    freighter’s    white    super there have been rumors we! t mre stood out in the bright fiers-    ,    ,    -    The    General    Services    Admin-    can easily point to as being au- h    '"the gulf of Siam Her And $27,195 for plastic badges istration, the government's | thentic that he (Oldland) was ^fo^ardcf?go Loms'were and -25,022 for switch toggles, housekeeper, was a big spend- asked to seek applications for in the upright stowed position, v7pe    .    er. It bought an indefinite jobs elsewhere,” Hill said. inriirating that the shin was not But before writing your con- quantity of plastic policy for Oldland reportedly has strong j being unloaded gressman, understand the feder- $33,743, plastic tableware for support of a majority of the Her anchorage is 26 miles off a1 government has explanations $17,230. portable typewriters City Council in Oklahoma City, the Cambodian coast and four to You are paying millions for foreign aid. And you are buying ber of electric erasers is a small one, in comparison.    A    study    of children's use of So is $10,000 for ant and roach television cost $40,000 and rebait.    pairs to an enlisted mens’ swim- And S82,992 for doorbell recti- ming pool $56,813. for $74,214 and for $408,200. for these purchases. For example, the dog repel-lent is used by postmen.    ,    F    ,    ..    .    .. The $443,448 worth of horsetail .    expense    Salt- hair. extra stiff, black or grey.    -".“J*”Lf 3icf,n£s per is used by federal prisoned at P°™d,“St,*13Ta Shel ?d p€: I eavenvmrth Kan to makp cans’    ^    unsalted, at Leavenworth, Kan, to make $i.2o per pound cost $36,000. And there were canned tomatoes at wrist watches which hires the manager. brushes. Wet salted cattlehide bought for $190,572, is used to make footwear. Explanations notwithstanding. the listing of federal contracts in official documents for 1970 boggles the mind. $653,993, cranberry sauce for $85,381, dehydrated onion soup at $161,964 and green olives worth $1,232,812. And for all the busy bureau- Snow Storm Swirls Into Sooner State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A late winter snow storm five miles southwest of the nearest land, Koh Rong Sang Lem island, which is mostly overgrown with jungle and sparsely inhabited, with a fishing village at its southern tip. The Columbia Eagle is shown at port in the U.S. (AP Wirephoto) Major Strike Cripples San Francisco the Rappahannock, the cargo vessel that reported picking up the 24 crew members Saturday. There was no clear, immediate indication when the ship actually was seized. Officials said they were unable to provide any information about the other 15 crew members who presumably remained aboard the 25-year old World War II-era Columbia Eagle when it sailed into Cambodian waters and lay near a small island west of Sihanouk Ville. It also was unclear whether the captain of the Columbia Eagle, 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 “there has not been a word that indicates any violence” in the incident. The Pentagon said no distress call was received from the Columbia Eagle. But the New York Times reported in today’s editions that officials had disclosed a message from the Columbia Eagle saying “men with guns” had taken over the ship. The Times also said government officials, who refused to be identified, had indicated in Washington that on the basis of information available it appeared the Columbia Eagle’s seizure was linked with peace movements in the United States. There was $276,751 spent for of leather brief cases. icrats there was $380,749 worth stunned parts of northern Okla- San Francisco went into the;front.” Af I Ani    k-    **»    A    ♦    A    A/-AA    ‘    f    a    ■    •    —    A.    Im.    Jr.*.    rn.    A    __ I    -    L    ..   2 _ I    T    .    -    J    . Kosygin Calls For Halt In Air Action Senate Will Begin Debate On Carswell the waterfront to debate question of a general strike. the The WASHINGTON (AP) -Supreme Court nomination of G. |    also were reported as    snow Harrold Carrell reached the    packed and Tulsa area    roads debate stage in the Senate today    were    called mushy.    Viniita MOSCOW    (AP) —    Accusing    with opponents promising an ex-    roads    were reported    as dan- the United States of armed in- haustive look at the nominee’s gerous. terference    in    Laos,    Soviet    Pre-    controversial record.    The hardest hit areas appear- mier    Alexei    Kosygin    has    told    Carswell backers, planning to    ed 1° be the Panhandle,    north- President Nixon all    American    open debate with brief state-    ern Oklahoma around    Kay and bombing of    Latotian    soil must    ments, were depending on more    Grant    counties, and    extreme SAN^ FRANCISCO (AP) —spected “all along the water-(told a news conference Sunday | At San Francisco Internation- night the committee had decid- a1 Airport, also city-owned and ed to call for a united labor operated, some 340 employes front leading to a general strike were out, including 120 janitors. if necessary.    Their absence left litter eddying Cyril Magnin, chairman of the about the vast concourse and Port Authority, said ships a1- waiting rooms and waste paper ready had been diverted in an- piling up in washrooms. Also on were to reopen today Mayor Joseph Alioto said he j would not seek court injunctions : against the strike. ron counties of the Panhandle Ispokesman sato there was little ! ing unions formed when the mu- land and other ports if the docks air conditioners, baggage con- “You don’t settle labor dis doubt the lines would be re- nicipal walkout began Friday, stay closed.    | veyors and other machinery. hnma with morp than six inches fourth day of a strike by munici- Leaders of nonstriking unions of snow todaj causing some Pa* employes today, facing clo- called a mass meeting of their schools to close and forcing traf- sure hs I301’*’ possible impair- memberships for IO a.m. today fice to a skidding halt.    men* °PeraHons at busy In- at Longshoremen’s Hall near The Highway Patrol reported ternational Airport and a threat-roads in the Pawnee area were ene(* 8eneral work stoppage, virtually impassable and cars Leaders of 7,000 striking city filled the ditches on both sides of the road, especially on hills, i    _ . ,___, Roads in Texas and Cimma- the docks’ and !on?shore un,on All municipal transit is dead. I City hospital has provided only emergency service since Friday. Schools, which closed at noon Friday after too few teachers showed up to handle classes, Tim Richardson, chairman of ticipation the docks would be I strike at the airport were sides employes said they would picket Jeam^ers Local 85 and a mem- tied up. Wharf fees bring the maintenance men and mechan-hills. ,u„    ..J    ber of the Joint Labor Strike city $9,000 a day, he said, and .    ,    .    .    automatic    doors Committee which the nonstrik- the commerce will go to Oak-    .    .    ’ Attorney Asks Delay For Brown Israeli Paratroops Hit Syria TEL AVIV (AP) — Airborne    raeli jets struck in waves    this year, nearly twice the fre-    to raid positions in the northern stop before the Latotians can be-    0f a defensive strategy” aimed at    northeastern    Oklahoma, in the    IsraeIi.. tr0°Ps . Sunda-\ ni8ht    agai,ns‘ army LcamP tar|,ets aear    fluency of the period before Jan.    and southern sectors of the ca- ain near? tnlkq    pnnntarjM oh^l-c ™ tv.«ir    Vinita area.    made their first reported pene-    the Lebanese border, killing five    I. The incidents culminated in a    nal. The spokesman said the putes in the courts,” he said. Lawmakers Look Toward Session's End BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Indefinite postponement of H. Rap Brown’s trial on charges of arson and inciting to riot was asked by his lawyers today in Harford County Circuit Court. gin peace talks.    countering attacks on their Vinita area.    i+roHnn    Qxrrior, Ta^s, the official Soviet news man’s civil rights positions and Schools at Miami were closed )n    1^ian    ^rrltory agency, said Kosygin had writ-    his legal stature.    because of the weather and of-    sin.ce thet P6'. war’ A g0Jn?1    55 ten Nixon “in view of the aggre-    “u/p’H answer thp    rritirism    facials in Ottawa County said    miles past tbe border to shell    an ^ wta’II rvi oink if    klAitf ktr    several other small schools were    ®nemy army camp and blow    up vation of the situation in Laos as and a we’ll match it blow-by- OKLAHOMA With election talk growing loud cr and needed pieces of legislation falling into place, the Okla William M. Kunstler said that because of the bombing last Tuesday night of the Dorchester County courthouse in Cambridge “now the two counties CITY (AP) — are linked together by the tragic happening of this case.” Brown's trial was transferred Syrian soldiers and wounding    Syrian army foray into the    Is- j    Egyptians    suffered    no    casual- 14. Israel denied this.    raeli-occupied Golan Heights    in    ties. Hopping low over Syrian Se-1 which two Israeli soldiers were Egyptian guerrillas claimed lenses, the Israelis first flew hilled and 13 wounded.    they'blew up a railroad at Ra- a result of the U.S. armed in- biow.’^oSe Cwswel'f    cl?fed,    _ r . .    ,    Dams a rnimarv sMlE^'S?rt5ftlvDa»a^lS !°    The..,S7aelis sa>d sy.rian 8u“-|fah. in the occupied Caza Strip,; set on an” early April adjourn-! miles across terference and since the neutral- sajd jn advance ot the de^f Vinita reported five inches of "a„ a?:'f’ a milIlar> spokes the 60,000-volt high tension line ners fired a number of bazooka 0r. Thursday night, and a stale- nl,.nt    '    ’    over objections by Kunstler tty of Laos is envisaged by the    *    snow    on    the    ground at mid- man saia-    tower, cutting the capital from shells at an Israeli position near    ~ *    *    *    - 1962 Geneva agreements.”    It    is    expected    to take a week, morning and more falling. Mi-1 A spokesman said the raiders Hts connection with the national Quneitra on the Golan Heights, “The restoration of peace possibly two, before a vote and ami and Bartlesville reported also blew up a bridge and two power grid.    but there were no casualties, should be started with consulta- the length of the floor discussion several inches and Tulsa had gun    positions    south    of    Damas- A spokesman said the full ex- On the Egyptian front,    a    safely    to    Egyptian    territory. tions between political forces,”;011 Carswell, a federal appeals more than one inch.    cus.    0f    damage    was    not    spokesman said, Israeli war- The statement claimed the rail-    min    wppLt    with    Q    non    I uric t,u*i    *    a ------- The    Israeli    command    did not known but he assumed the caph planes pounded military targets road “is still out of function.”    ^ bul    rwara^r^mi-    in rrt-n    °n,r ^    ambassador    t0 the    p but it was assumed the com-1 Israelis close to the military nal for more than two hours to-    ends    the    stage    is    set    ! Becase these two incidents mandos were carried by hell- said the raids appeared to have day, ranging as far as 15 miles fanlted States, Yitzhak Rabin, >    s    •    arfi    tithed    in copters, the same    method used    a psychological objective rather    inside Egypt.    returned to Washington today |    “Things are falling into place    blood,” Kunstler told Circuit penetra-    than a military one. Israel said    A military spokesman in Cai-    aRer a hurried weekend visit at    real well,” said Sen. Al Terrill,,    Court Judge Harry E. Dyer Jr. the actions were prompted by    ro said antiaircraft gunners    the request of Premier Golda    D-Lawton, Senate majority floor    at the resumption of proceed- the letter continued.    court judge who lives in Talla-    More than six inches of snow “The Central Committee of hassee, Fla., was clearly on the was reported in parts of Kay the Patriotic Front of Laos the minds of strategists for both    and Grant counties. Garfield Pathet Laos advanced recently i sides.    County reported between three a concrete and quite realistic The Carswell supporter said and four inches. five-point program of settling “we want any delay or lengthy    Up to five inches of snow was    for    deep    commando the problem.    debate to be clearly the other    reported in Texas and Cimma-    tions into    Egypt. homa Legislature appears dead from Cambridge to Bel Air 70 Chesapeake Bay wtit, and a state- ment.    over    objections    by    Kunstler. ment in Cairo said the announcement    was delayed    to    give    The House already    has cut    A car exploded last Monday the    guerrillas    time    to    return    off consideration of its    own bills    ni§ht near Bel Air' kfaling    two j ,1 pi .    ,    ,    , I.    Negro friends of Brown, and the Senate plans    to follow    & “It is necessary first of all for side’s doing.” the United States to stop speedily the escalation of the war and stop fully and unconditionally the bombings of Laotian territory. Only this can create conditions for the interested Laotian sides to meet.” Kosygin said his government would welcome contact between Prince Souvanna Phouma, the Laotian premier, and his adversary and half-brother, Prince Souphanouvong, the titular leader of the Pathet Lao. “This is the road that can assure, in the event of the ending of the American intervention, a relaxation of tension in Laos and the creation of conditions for a political settlement in that country,” Kosygin wrote. ron counties. Syria reported earlier that Is-1148 attacks on the Syrian border j foiled several Israeli attempts I Weir. leader. Senate Hearings Will Probe U. S.-Laos Involvement WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. legal basis for massive inter-Charles McC. Mathias Jr. says vention in Vietnam. Ton tr.o“Sr“ofdthe Tonkin Gulf resolution “sets the g hb'    Sfh % stage for a new joint dec s.on on F/rejgn Rotations committee what is going on in Laos.    wjl] ,|ad as we], (0 ck)se pxami. The Maryland Republican is nation of U.S.-Laotian involve-credited with getting the tacit ment. White House acceptance of his The hearings are set against a move to set aside the Tonkin backdrop of continued confusion Gulf resolution, used by the and differing reports over the Johnson administration as the iAmerican roll in th* 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 administration 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 edition. The newspaper, in an ac- icount written from ViAntiarv bv T. D. Allman, said more than 12 Americans were killed two years ago when Communist troops overran a secret U.S. radar installation in northeast Laos, near the North Vietnamese border. The paper said the incident had been kept secret. There was no immediate administration comment on the Post story. The Post said the Americans were part of a force operating I And miardina th* incfallqt^n. used to guide U.S. aircraft to their targets along the Ho Chi Minh Trail and in North Vietnam and electronically release their bombs by radio. The Post story said the deaths of the Americans at the secret base occurred March ll, 1968, after several days of heavy fighting. Last week, after first saying no Americans had been killed in ground mmhat in Laasl. tho ad. ministration acknowledged “less than 50” U.S. personnel ;have died there. It also has conceded more servicemen have died from hostile gunfire j than Army Caph Joseph K. Bush, whose death was confirmed by the White House last week, after accounts were published disclosing his death. The White House, in an apparent move to head off charges of in ftrndiJbililv gajtv. alan caid lac{ week that it would disclose future deaths of Americans killed in Laos and repeated its statement 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 committed in Laos that Congress couldn’t halt further involvement. mgs. 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 IO years.” Tears in his eyes and his voice cracking, 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 Legislature, also was at the defense counsel table. Brown himself remained ab-. sent and unheard from since the started. ;

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