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Lawton Constitiution (Newspaper) - September 15, 1963, Lawton, Oklahoma Andrew' bfounded, But Quints Okay A now-famous Mrs. Andrew hospital after giving birth to quintuplets. ABERDEEN, S.D.' wife of a J76-a-week.'. shipping clerk, already the mother of live children, gave birth- Saturday to "Mary's" and a "James and ".'all of thorn "fine TJie premature, children of Mr. and -Mrs. Andrew Fischer, with each hour ol lengthened their chances of becoming' the first quintuplets ever born in "ihe Unit- ed States to survive. Although the odds against- quin- tuplet births are million, lo one, according lo the American Medical it. was .the second Lime in a week that the phenomenon! had occurred in the WWPIII.IM) western Hemisphere. Last Sun- Fischer rests wearily in day quintuplet boys .were bom in Maracaibo, Venezuela, io a 34- year'-'old jp'andmoLher, Mrs. Ines Cuervo de; .Piei-lo. Tfieir" Rbmah Catholic bishop 61 Sioux -'-Falls, the Most T PJJV, Lambert Hixi; flew to. this prairie "tattle iowh. hear the North Dakota .b'order to christen ihe in lahls. He., .baptized each of the -'girls and the boy "James Andrew." The .parents, exhausted and .dumbfounded, said they would pick middle- names for the girls later. "Oh, tliahk God.1 il's Mrs. Mary Ami- -Fischer, .30, told .her husband. don't know 'how it. will be but through God's will we will be able .to rake care of i Andy 'Fischer said. While tlie. .parents looked into I .-the future, the 'full 'resources of One of quints is pictured crying in incubator. St. Lube's Hospital, a 235-bed Catholic institution, were devoted to keeping .We in the pound youngsters, born 'six to eight weeks .prematurely. Dr. James Berbos, 40, bhe family, doctor who brought the quints into the world, said "these are fine babies. As far is I know they're going to be all right." But he added the warning "the greatest danger involved is pre-" maturity itself. There is a danger ot membrane mala- dy common to "preems" which claimed the life ot President and Mrs. Kennedy's premature son last month.. After the predawn birth, Andy Fischer greeted his newborn chil- dren in., the nursery and then to his farin home two miles outside at town to iniUt the cows and break the hews to his other youngsters. To Danny, 7, he said "you want a little brother. Not only do you have one but you have four sis- ters, .too." Julie, 5, exulted "There arc five of us kids arid there are five of the new; kids and that means one for each of us." Their six-foot, creweut father grinned "they'll each want one as a pet." Andy and Mary Ann Fischer, an attractive, auburn-haired house- wife, learned Wednesday that they were due to be parents ol quintup- lets. St. Ltike's hospital said at first the fact had been kept secret from the mother, but Dr. Berbos confirmed Saturday that he had located the quints through x-rays, and told.both parents. Mrs. Fischer wept a little and .went to the hospital Wednesday [night At CST'Friday night .she felt the first labor pains. Dr. Bcrdos arrived. At a.m., CST a.m. EOT Saturday, :the first girl arrived. At another girl; at a third girl; at James Andrew; at the last "Mary" and it i was over. They were natural births, i achieved without the aid of anes- thetics, Mrs.- Fischer saw her I babies within moments alter the birth. "There was no Ber- bos told a news conference late Saturday. "The first three were rather easy. The fourth and fifth had to be rotated a little. ''At no time were the mother fiff QUINTS, -I. Col. 1 Area Weather Forecast Considerable cloudiness, warm- er, scattered thundershowers to- day and tonight; high today 90. low 6S; high Saturday, S3, low 61, THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION MORNING PRESS Temperature Chart 1-Hour JEndlnf nJnht noon 71 a. m fl4 p. m Tfl i a. HO (Cnnrrcny VOLUME 37 (AP) (UPI) (AP) WIREPHOTO THIRD AND A AVE., LAWTON, OKLA., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1963 52 PAGES SINGLE COPY PRICE Brockland Sewer Water Plan Eyed By City Officials By RAY ATTEBEKRY Staff Writer Working with property owners of BrockJand addition, city officials will take steps soon to create a combination water and sewer district under new Oklahoma, statutes to eliminate a serious health hazard, and improve the newest addition to the city, it was reported Mayor Wayne Gilley said plans for the combination water-sewer disivict are beinc prepared by local engineers at the request of Brock- land residents, and are expected to be presented to the ciiy council this month, Many Brockland property own- j ers have sought to obtain water' land sewer "-facilities-for almost a i1 year, but a new statute auflionz- ins -a joint waier-sewer district became effective only last Thurs- DY VlGT Ncim I it was .pointed out thousands ot dollars will be saved by combin- ing the two improvements in one proposal. Get Mayor Gilley said the water and Law To Be" Lifted" Viet Nam SAIGOX, South Viet Naro (API Martial law which has pre- vailed in South Viet Nam for 25 days will end at noon Monday and civilian agencies will resume sewer line improvements are pro- all administrative functions. Pros- aiong paving of sev- irlom Ngo Diem announced i crdl struts jn addition, Saturday. make it possible for property Even while studfrrt unrest was owners to obtain low-interest, long- reported expanding to the coun- j lerm federal loans for construc- rrysidc, the president rescheduled j tjon of residences Dropping of martial law would be one step toward a return to normalcy sought by the United Slates, a worried ally of Diem's ndministralion in a war against Communist guerrillas. V. S. Wi'lenmi-s In Washington, the State De- partment welcomed the news and said such an action would be a step in the right direction. The announcement coincided with a statement by Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu in Belgrade. Yugo- slavia, that South Viet Nam would welcome an on-the-spot in- vestigation of the Vietnamese politicul-religious crisis by the United Mations, "Viet Num lias nothing to hide." the president's chic sister- in-law and official hostess told a news conference. Reliable .sources said the stu- dent antisovernmcnt movement, which has led to nearly ar- rests in Saigon, spread to three provincial cities Daiat, Bien Hoa and Vinh Long hun- dreds of demonstrators were taken .to detention camps. Students Burricikded Six thousand students were re- ported to have barricaded them- selves in four or five high schools at Dalat, in the mountains WO miles norl'lieust of Saigon., for a shouting, brick-throwing riot that finally was quelled by Vietnam- ese soldiers. The sources said -there were outbreaks in Bicn Hoa, 30 miles north of .Saigon, and in Vinh Long, in the-Mekong River delta 65 miles south of this city. Diem reminded his people that, martial law will end. the VIET XAM, 4. .Col.'I fast Draw Ends With Bullet Hole In Teacher's Leg A Fort Sill Indian School matiie- -matics teacher was .jreported in good condition at Southwestern; :hospital. Saturday night after. :he: shot himself in the leg :whilc practicing a fast draw at his home: .on the school campus earlier-in the! ;told .city ..lice the .accident .happened -when; jho failed, to get .his .22 .caliber re- yolver out .of .its holster during a .quick draw target'jracticc cession The gun ibullet' went into his right leg' jut below the hip, lodging just: hii Jam. ed the council and mayor for their interest in improving the addition and eliminating the serious i health hazard which now exisi-s. It was pointed out that .some.. i residents of the addition are op- posed to the water and sewer fa- cilities, as well as the proposed i paving improvements. An injunc- lion suit has been filed in District Court to keep the city from pro- ceeding paving plans in Street Improvement District No. 115, which includes portions of Elm, Lort and Delrose. Other "The council .has never intended to authorize the paving work until the water and sewer lines have been the mayor ex- plained Saturda3'. "If the -water and sewer .facilities can not be made, we wiH -rot proceed -with :the paving The addition which lies between 53rd and 67th south of Cache Road joins "Western Hills on 'the1 east side and Country Club West addi- tion on the south. Another addi- tion, Wyatt Acres, Is being con- structed to 'the .-west Bullet-Punctured Body Of Texan Found Near 'Mystery Money' Car Man Located Kennedy To Visit In 12 States M. v (NUIt Hill Dllun) Rev. C. C. Reed no retirement from the pulpit. Veferon Preacher Bom To No One Except God! By PAUL McCLUNG Stiff Writer It was Sunday night a long time ago in a church at a sawmill and oil town called Sour Lake, in south .Texas. Word and bow to nobody except I he .says. IDs father was a preacher, loo. little Negro Baptist: Reverend Reed ..was born near Bryan, Tex., and was baptized in the Brazos Rivei1. when he was 16 ;Jnay be expanded. i Billed as a nonpolitical Jpray, j ;ihe trip was said to! 7- (AP) Pmi-fthat aljfettonal pnyect, inspection I line, and their two children, Caro- idcat visit .12 stupes, slojs. miiitht I liner and John Jr., to fashionable pmake spend 'one'f to-stay over- Bailey's Beach' swim before log cabin during a coast-1 night at two' scenic taking a trip aboard the White trlp "fcterthls month. Teton, National Park in Wyoming yacht Honey Fitz. and Lassen Peak National Park I Hatcher, .said that on' the West- in Califoniia. ern trip Kennedy will be accom- Andrew T. Hatcher, acting Ponied by the Democratic -senators '.Kennedy's preliminary itenerary for the live-day "conservation lour" which starts: Sept. 24 was mill across street 'heard the singing and the deep baritone of the young Negro preacher, and he drifted lo the church and sat on its. steps, listening. Next day, the white man saw the tall Negro preacher on a down- All of .the additions, surrounding j town streei. and ran, weeping, to Front To Bring Showers Today Low Saturday followed; iront ovei- the Law- ton area and kept temperatures down ;for another' -day oC Autumn weather. Jhe (Clouds jto stay undASundsy and. Scatter- ed, thunderstorms in the afternoon 'nnd fivenine. .High today, however, AvjU The :same ,doudiness Saturday covered must of the state and drizzles .in; the ,cen- but no measurable rainfall The weather buieau mid Pa- cllic cold front moving IB from tfev -Mexico Saturday evening would itiy in the itate through Aindny. been-or arc being completed by developers who have j Thp preacner installed paved streets, water and j _in days jn sewer .lines -before the additions i men did were -brought into lie oty, Brockland addition was recently annexed without, the needed facili- ties', council .agreed -in Km? J1KOOKLANU, 4, Cut. 4 his arms around him. c laboo' e black" men- protested and backed away. "No, No, No. You're while. I'm "Reverend, I heard your sermon last the white .man .said. "You led me to Jesus. I. want the whole world to know Here The young Negro preaiiief" was Reverend Christopher 'Columbus Reed, who" hasVbeeri' 'pastor of Lawton's Galilee Baptist at No, Bell 'for 21 Hig %ht colored eyes ip.eer over his -rimmed spectacles- as he tells the story. Then a.slow'.smile: spreads his. charcoal: face, 5.-and he ,up the. open palms ol his he says. the a ie.cent back ail stands straight and big hands. .soul." Rev.. Reed is. an ;elder statesman among Lawton. pastors.; ;He .doesn't look.his age. He slowly since ment but Jx taller than six Jeet He hag served at> part-time chap lam at fort Sill and, IK widely as -vigituig pastof in while and "Negro recollect- ing of Jili Jong experience bringi pungent UiaiTiage '1m outtfoken I preach the. New .Bethlehem. Baptist church. .He attended Conroe Normal Industrial colleger and was ordain- ed as a preacher when he was 22 by Rev. S. E. Diggs, who has lieen a. pastor .at for 51'years.. -Rev. Reed served as a mission- ary .to Texas churches, and' shep- herded Baptist flocks at Mineral I Wells. Tex., Nashville, Tcnn., nrid elsewhere before he came to Law- ton. ...Looking :back, he thinks young not move around as much as', (hey do. "When. I was young my voice was. keen and I was handsome and popular. It. was easy for me to. move from church lo larger Luke 'whosoever will, not re- ceive you, shake off the very-'dust Irom for. a testimony against., them.' :Biit.that-scripture, bears investigation. It doesn't mean jump up and leave first. and think, slater.- Jfou. should, -lee first that you have done your duty." .-I.-. 'Only :.EIfht'-Memberi v 'was trying ..to recuperate from .a. long when friends'1 persuaded :.him .to: come to. Law- When I came, the church had only eight members We didn't "have a ihmgle over our headi The churcn was later met in a portion of a houe where ReV Reed and family'lived located preieBt church "itandg (1 I Md M. For almoit two C3TY (UPD Horiemsn searching in a clump of Saturday uncovered the bulict-panctured body of a Texan "'hose car and in wish were found near Moore Wednesday. Oklflhoma City police techni-; dun Don, Rodgers. identified tbes body as that of Jack Francis Cooper, alias Jack Starr. 25, of Mesquite, Tex. Identification was made through a fingerprint com- parison. An automatic w'as found near bcdy. Police said the ammuniljon clip was not removed weapon so experts could check i.'-'for evidence, In Set J. R. Donncll of the Okla- homa City Police Department said was found in the dead man's 'pockets. No identification was foiind on the. body. Donnell said it appeared the man had been shot in the heart A search party of six men found the body in a clump of about 50 feet north of the South Canadian River in southwest Oklahoma City. found a 1963 car which was registered to Starr abandoned in an .isolated pasture about six miles .south of Will Rog- ers Field Wednesday. money was neatly. wrapped in two bun- dles, of and one of !j600. The body found Saturcijay was about pnerhalJ. of a'mile south ol where.the car was'discovered, on the Don :Lee farm. OfEceis' had searched in the same area on Jfoot shortly after the car was found. Shot fit Heart Area Mrs. Lee said .her husband has hunted for cattle in the heavily Ihicketed area before and that the.....only .way lo find .anything there is by horseback, not on foot or, in a. plane. ponnell said the body was "pretty- well but were get fin- from-'the' body: He .said the dead man had upper plates and partial lower plates. .-.Authorities w about" asking, for -an-' aufopsy on .theibody to determine.-the cause; ot death, He said .that deBpite .the. offi- cers; determined .'the "man had been shot in''ihe heart area.. Donnell said police were; un- certain _, shooting..was done; by..the victim''or by some- body else, -but .were workingijon the.'theory that an ...outsider involved. ..QHicers said' a Jack.; Francis; Cooper was arreslE'd vlri ma- Qty in conduct charge when he 18 years old i Jit that time Cooper gave lug address as a Dal- las suburb Sis mother wai lilted as Mm 'Willie Sbugart A. letter addreMfldJ to Wfllie 3hugart of Meiqulte wai found in the car Abe returned' drew on the envelope Included MM. rf Saturday at the week- White House press secretary, said While House. The schedule j Kennedy would spend the night at in each state. He said he antici- pates also that the governors ot Lassen in a log cabin, adding, with each vvi11 flle laugh, "redwood log cabin." Keeping up with the announced dent, and that Democratic officials will join the presidential parly offer Kennedy a first hand look schedule WPS certain to prove ar-1; conservation and' natural resource! duous. Speeches are scheduled for Mil- programs. I The President was storing up ford. Pa.; Ashland, Duluth, The announced timetable indud-! energy by spending, a relaxing Minn.: Grand Forks, N.D.; ed more speeches before city audl- i weekend with his family at the j Laramie. Wyo.; Billings and Great cnces than visiis (o wilderness i Newport home of -Mrs. Kennedy's j Falls, Monti; Hanford and Ta- areas and conservation projects. stepfather and mother, Mr. and I coma, Wash.; Salt Lake Gty; However, parts ot .the schedule Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss. Whiskeytown Reservoir, Calif., were left hazy and it was possible Kennedy took his wife, Jacque-1 and Las Vegas. __________ After The Wedding Jhe Couple Lett On A Missile Vehicle Bv BILL CKAZE Staff Writer BACK in the days of the old horse cavalry, military weddings were climaxed with a jouncing ride around the-post in a horse-drawn caisson. But now, in keeping with the missile age, Ihe order of the day calls for a smoother ride atop a motorized vehicle. And such is the case for CapL Jerry P, Orr and his wife, the former .Jean ShanUin, o! La-w- ton, wiio were married Saturday night in the Artillery Bowl Chap- el by Chaplain (Cape.) Roger G. Swager. The unknowing captain and bis new bride were whisked away in a Pershing full-track veiide that is generally used as .parr of the launching complex for the Army's newest 'missile, the Pershing. The- vehicle was especially fit- ting tor a dual reason-. One, Capt. Orr is motor officer of the as-of-yet undesignated 1st Mis- sile Battalion, 81st Artillery. Sec- ond, it is -Jis job lo keep tabs on battalion vehicles. On the olive drab flanks Capt. and Mrs. Orr's transporta- tion was painted: "Newly- weds Hot Springs or bust." Battalion officers, however, assured- the paint would be re- moved shortly and the vehicle returned to its normal chore of pacldng the Pershing Missile. Capt. Orr's battalion is sched- uled for official designation in late October with a primary as- signment ot Pershing Missilt work. AND AWAT JMElT Port Sift, poae ID their r'. ia ____ work with tbe Buwhinf i and Mn. Jerry P married Saturday night at xwuaUy need aa part of j complex.. Cfcpt. Orr-a'Motoi; Officer of the 1st which BtKheduled for dewgnatioa in late October for v_
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