Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
We smil. faintly wh.n legiflators howl the are Impuning their honesty in this thing. Maybe the feds recall that when they let in the union In 1907, the legitlature promUed it'd reapportion every 10 yeart. Construction Of Nuclear Submarines Renews, Page 14 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Dodgers Threaten Pennant Runaway; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 121 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1962 14 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Federal Court Calls For Reapportionment Formulas OKLAHOMA CITY (API-Attor- ney Sid White suggested today a special 3-judge federal court hear- ing on Oklahoma's reapportion- ment situation might be recessed until the governor can be produc- ed as a witness. The suggestion came to the court as it resumed hearings on possible remedies to the reappor- tionment tangle. White was told by A. P. Hurrah, presiding judge, he would have a chance to make his request later in the hearing. White told a newsman later: "I'd like for him (Gov. J. Howard responsibility in this thing since he was injected into it." The hearing resumed with Dr. carry out the court's mandate for fair reapportionment. While bulk of the testimony to- me nearmg resumed wiu. m-. d dealt with a reapportionment formula, more fireworks were ex- homa professor, on the witness stand describing his model reap- portionment plan which is based mainly on population. The court called Tuesday for hearings on possible reapportion- ment plans in the event it should decide to intervene and carry out reapportionment itself. However, at the outset of the historic hearing the court indicat- ed it would turn over the task of reapportionment to the '1963 ses- Edmondson) to take a share of sion if it felt the legislature would pected from proponents of imme- diate reapportionment. They were expected to produce witnesses later today in support of their contention the 1963 ses- sion will not reapportion fairly. Rep. Clyde Sare, Bartlesville, and Rep. G. T. Blankenship of Oklahoma City were possible wit- nesses.' If they testify they were expected to suggest the '1963 ses- sion would not support the court's mandate on fair apportionment. Leon Hirsh, attorney for Okla- homans for Local Government, cross-examined Pray on his reap- portionment formula. He asked the professor if the alignment of counties under the. plan and the assignment of the (floater) rep- resentatives for a given session was not arbitrary..- Pray replied it was not arbi- trary but that it was the exercise of options. "Our discretion is not as wide as the Pray an- swered. The court, which is comprised of Murrah and District Judges Ross Rizley and Fred Daugherty, on June 19 tossed out Oklahoma's present apportionment laws be- cause they denied fair representa- tion to cities. The court, composed of 10th U.S. Circuit court Judge A.P. Murrah and U.S.District judges Ross Riz- ley and Fred Daugherty, on the June 19 threw out Oklahoma's present apportionment laws be- cause they denied fair represen- tation to cities. The court said the legislature must be reapportioned and Tues- day began, hearings to 1 i s t ps- sible -remedies. The original suit was brought by Harry Moss of Oklahoma City, who claimed his rights were being violated, by the rurally dominated legislature. Soviet Spy Ships Go After Blast WASHINGTON (AP) Four Russian instrument ships which spied on U. S. nuclear tests for weeks in the Pacific steamed away after the 200-mile high shot on July 9, it was disclosed today. That high altitude test of a hydrogen device over Johnston Island was believed to have given U.S. perhaps the Russians important information on the effects of such a mam- moth explosion on communica- tions and radar. Such data is con- sidered vital in developing an antimissile system. Got Clues The test also may have given the Russians significant clues on U.S. progress in perfecting nucle- ar weapons. An informed source said the Soviet vessels pulled out of the test area July 10 or.. .was or two after the only successful high al- titude explosion so far in the three-month old U.S. test series. Watch Own? It was considered possible that the four Red ships may have been recalled to observe the new series of Russian nuclear tests that the Soviet Union has announced it will planes had -kept undertake. U.S. patrol watch on the Russian instrument ships since the first three ap- peared near the test zone in early May, shortly after the current test series began. On June 12, the Pentagon reported a fourth Rus- sian vessel had joined the spy mission. More Tests A disclosure that the snooper fleet had departed came a day after the United States had indi- cated it would hold further high altitude tests after repairing (Continued on Two) Hit-And-Run Investigation Is Continuing A hit-and-run accident near Fittstown early Monday morning is still being investigated by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emmett Brown, 16, Connerville, with a broken Trooper Spike just sitting on the pavement resting when a ear struck him. The incident occurred just north of Fittstown on SH99. It was not connected in any way with an abandoned car found Sun- day south of Ahloso. The latter car, owned by Frank Orebaugh, Ada, was reported to police and towed into Ada eight hours be- fore the alleged hit-and-run oc- curred, Orebaugh told reporters he had a minor accident and cut his fin- ger, accounting for blood found on the vehicle. Mitchell noted Wednesday morn- ing: "The Orebaugh car had ab- solutely nothing to do with the Brown case. It was merely a coincidence that the boy was hit and the car was found within six or eight hours of each other. I had the car towed into Ada at least eight hours before the boy was hit on the highway." Mitchell is still investigating the reported hit-and-run. GOING UNDER The Britiih freighter Montrott, to sink in Dttroit bridge connecting Dttroit ind Windior, Ontario. Tht freighter ifttr colliding with All rticutd. (AP Trio EndsT To Encf Over Returns To ALGIERS Three of' Foreign Relations that when consideration geria's feuding politicians ended the filibuster review foreign policy the measure is resumed, oppo- just back from military arrest administration's of the will be free to debate it as conferred today in the satellite bill today by agreement -puts an Aug. as they like. ffencii administrative in sn tn nafph nn the measure to committee limit on committee action similar proposed agreement LCLo ill cul vlwi t LU palWl it for renewed action ending the filibuster was Leader Mike Tuesday night by two Re- Deputy Premier the unanimous of Montana said he senators. Boudiaf, released by assigning the committee would act truce plan backed by both troops who had held him in the Foreign Relations that When the bill is and Republican lead- was hospitalized leg. Brown told Mitchell he was You don't get into a compact car; you put it oq. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ,_____ era Algeria for 24 hours, joined jtee> ieaders won-their fight to get ed back it will be taken up imme- Deputy Premier Belkacem Krim j the bm formauy before the Senate, diately by the Senate, to meet Mohammed Khider, a spe-1 Filbustering opponents won a There is nothing in the agree- wal envoy of dissident Deputy; temporary delav. They also tri-ment to prevent a new filibuster. 1 J 1, n TV 11 T T1 T umphed in their contention that Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., em- Premier Ahmed Ben Bella. They talked for three hours in what Khider called an atmosphere of "understanding, serenity and fraternity" and emerged beaming. They hinted the political crisis crisis was coming to an end. Acting as spokesman for the group, Khider told newsmen an- other meeting will be held Thurs- day and he hopes it will be the last "before we can announce a definite solution for which the en- tire Algerian nation is waiting." Assisting at the meeting was Col. Mohand Ould Hadj, com- mander of the Berber-inhabited Kabylie military zone constituting the main opposition to Ben Bella's quest for power. The colonel's presence was ex- plained by a proposal to increase his political role and thus rally the Kabylie Berbers to a com- promise. Minister of State Rabah Bitat, a Ben Bella supporter, flew to the'Wilaya headquarters at Batna in -the Aures Mountains Tuesday night to bring Boudiaf back to the capital. Ben Bella was still in Oran, his western Algerian headquarters, but a spokesman said he planned to join the other leaders in Al- giers Thursday. Meanwhile, he was represented at the Algiers talks by his right- iand man, Mohammed Khider, Probers Say Dynamite Plot Led To Jet Crash WASHINGTON Civil Aeronautics Board ruled officially today that the May 22 crash of a Continental Airlines jet which took 45 lives near Unionville, Mo., was the result of a dynamite plot. Summarizing weeks of investiga- tion, the CAB said "evaluation of all the evidence leads logically to the conclusion that a dynamite de- vice was placed in the used towel bin of the right rear lavatory with the express intent to destroy the aircraft." Making no direct reference 'to the culprit, the CAB merely said that the Federal Bureau of Inves- tigation was still investigating. It was reported some weeks ago that the FBI had learned that Thomas G. Doty, 34, of Kansas City, one of the crash vic- tims, bought some dynamite and about of life insurance payable to his wife. He also faced prosecution on charges of armed robbery and concealment of a dangerous weapon. Friends said Doty talked of killing himself rather than face the criminal charges. Geneva Greenwood Fraley, 34, described as one of Doty's busi- ness associates, also was among the victims. The Continental flight, a Boe- .ing 707 jet, left Chicago for Kan- sas City and, en route, detoured slightly from its planned route to skirt a belt of severe thunder- storms. However, the CAB report said that at thu time of the explosion, at the plane was flying through clear skies. It concluded the weather was not a factor. Among the evidence of an explo- sion were deposits of a gray-black material in the lavatory, the fact that the skin of .the aircraft was pushed straight out over rivet heads in the area, and there were jagged perforations of metal frag- ments. The board clinched the question by reporting that these results were caused by dynamite. ers, was smashed Tuesday night after a long day of flaring tem- pers, denunciations and apologies. Sen.' Mike Mansfield of 'Mon- tana, the Democratic leader, had the filibustering Democrats seem- ingly ready to agree to a 10-day referral of the bill to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This .would have given ,the Senate time to work.'on other business before the bill came up again. However, in order to pass the move had to have unanimous con- sent. Sen. Barry Goldwafer, R- Ariz., objected, A short time later a similar at- tempt was made. This time Sen.' John G. Tower, objected. The frustrated Democratic lead- er then recessed the Senate until noon to allow committees to catch up with a backlog of hearings. They have been unable to meet while the filibuster has been going i. Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illi- nois, the Republican leader, had joined Mansfield in proposing the 10-day referral motion with in- structions for the Foreign Rela- tions Committee to report the bill back by Aug. 10. He suggested another try for an agreement might be made when tempers cooled. The truce plan ran into a buzz- the 10-day interval might democrats a chance to give ram (Continued on Pugt Two) Judge Murrah opened Tuesday's hearing by saying, "What we are concerned with is whether the 1963 legislature can be trusted to re- apportion in accordance with the mandate of this court, That, touched off arguments be- tween attorneys. Supporters of im- mediate reapportionment contend- ed the legislature could not be trusted with the task. Attorneys for legislators pleaded to let the lawmakers have a chance to re- apportion. The court spent little time on two alternatives it .earlier listed referring.- the matter to the state courts arid an. initiative pe- tition. Most of the afternoon session involved testimony on what plan to use. if the court itself should decide to redistriet the legislature. .Sid White, representing Moss, said the court should call a new primary election and force all can- didates 'to run at large: for the Democratic Neighborhood'Clubs, urged.the court to call one new primary election Sept. 18 to pick nominees for the Nov. 6 gener- al election. Dr. Joseph Pray, a University of Oklahoma professor, outlined his model reapportionment. plan which was drawn immediately in- to an argument between attorneys for both factions over legal tech- nicalities. The plan presented by Pray is based on population and endorsed by acting Atty. Gen. Fred Han- sen, state treasurer BUI Burk- hart and the Democratic clubs. There would be 44 senators and 109 representatives through the 1967 session under the'plan. Pray testified he felt the plan was in accordance with the equal protection of the U.S. Constitution. Under questioning by White, Pray said there is 'some doubt that holding elections at large would meet the standards of equ- ality. "The minority party would be discriminated said. He suggested the federal census was- the reasonable yardstick in determining apportionment formula. Hansen reviewed the brief filed with the court which says the 1962 primary election should stand and the 1965 legislature should be reapportioned. Judge Rizley asked if Hansen was. "Able to sell, the legislators on this plan." "Yes sir, I think thew art he answered. Cut In Taxes May Not Come As Unemployment Falls Off Billion Foreign Aid Bill Is Law WASHINGTON Kennedy signed today the foreign aid authorization bill, and said he could not empha- size too strongly how important it is. Among other things, the meas- ure permits Kennedy to continue limited aid to Communist coun- point disputed bitterly in Congress. Kennedy signed the measure as large bipartisan congressional delegation in- ance in Late in America. The- bill's authorization for for- eign aid this'fiscal year, is million less than Kennedy's orig- inal requesL.lt still faces the pos- sibility of much sharper cutting when the appropriations.bill comes up. The appropriation measure provides the actual money for which the authorization bill, simply sets ceilings.. This.year's program, .for in- stance, carries billion for mili- tary, assistance to allies and billion in economic development loans which .were authorized last year. The authorization bill's passage was a victory for the administra- tion in a fight to kill a proposed Senate amendment to deny except surplus farm commodities to such. Communist nations as Po- land and Yugoslavia. Kennedy retains authority to ex- tend aid behind the Iron Curtain if tie finds, and reports to Congress, iat it is vital to U.S. "security, that the aid will strengthen a country's independence from Mos- cow, and that the recipient nation is not controlled by the interna- tional Communist bloc. The bill directs Kennedy to sus- pend foreign aid to-any country which has expropriated U.S.- owned properties since Jan. 1, 1962, and fails within six months to take appropriate steps to pro- vide adequate compensation. Visit At Platt Park Platt National Park, Sulphur, recorded visitors and campers during the week of July 22-28, according to Supt. Johnwill Fans. Totals for the year are. 337 and respectively. Bainfall during the week was .2 inch, bringing the July total to 4.06 'and' the year's total to inches.1 Temperatures ranged from .65 to 95. Long Wait! ANGELES young girls named Barbara and Betty practicing the latest version of combined flagpole sitting and prison re- bellion sat atop a 55-foot smokestack today and an- nounced: "We're gonna stay up here 'til hell freezes over." The girls ages 19 and are prisoners at the federal correctional Institution on Terminal Island in the Los An- geles harbor. They climbed a ladder on the brick smokestack Monday and perched on a concrete ledge IS inches wide.. To pleas by prison author- ities Tuesday to tome down, the girls replied: "Aw, you're just trying to con us. We're not too hungry. We're going to just sit up here for a while." Then they dangled their feet over the ledge, gazed at the harbor and waved at newsmen on a boat. Warden Raymond W.' May, who termed the incident an at- tention-getting device, said one girl' staged the sltdown because she wants to go back to a re- formatory In Utah from which she escaped'a year ago. Her went along. Official Relates Threats By Estes WASHINGTON (AP) A government official swore today that Billie Sol Estes mentioned the death of Henry Marshall while voicing threats, designed to halt a federal investigation of Estes' cotton dealings. Wilson Tucker, deputy director of the Agriculture De- partment's cotton division, gave the testimony at a hear- ing before the Senate Investigations subcommittee in its probe of influence deals by Estes, a Texas financier who since has been declared bankrupt. Marshall was .a key employe of the Texas Agricultural Stabiliza- tion and Conservation Committee. A coroner originally ruled he -was a suicide despite five gunshot wounds in his body, but Texas state police have since said he was slain The subcommittee has heard Ada's Army Reserve units will conflicting testimony as to whetii- join other units of the XIX Corps er Marshall was trying to halt Ada Reservists Leave Aug. 18 For Encampment Artillery in a two-week encamp- ment at Fort Sill Aug. 18. Participating in the summer active duty training will be the 4th Howitzer Battalion, 79th Ar- tillery, commanded by Maj. Wal- ter Headquarters Battery of the 4th, commanded by Capt. R. H. Wells; and Service Battery, commanded by Capt. E. H. Hall. In addition to the Ada units, bat- teries from Oklahoma City, McAlester, Tulsa, Bartles- ville, Stillwater, Okmulgee, Mus- kogee, Miami, Pryor, Ardmore and Lawton will" join'in a period of intensive training in artillery tech- niques and tactics. The XIX Corps Artillery is com- posed of a headquarters and head- quarters battery, an artillery group, a target acquisition battal- ion and six howitzer -battalions. Commanding officer is Brigadier General Denver W. Meacham, Clinton. Estes' cotton deals ait the time of his death. Reading from a prepared state- ment. Tucker said Estes and John P. Dennisoa, his lawyer, visited Tucker's office last Oct. 18, and that Estes threatened to embar- rass the Kennedy administration if an investigation of Estes' al- legedly illegal deals in cotton acreage allotments were not halted. "Mr. Estes 'stated that this pooled (cotton) allotment matter had caused the death of one per- son-and then asked .me if I knew Henry Tucker said. Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., the subcommittee chairman, asked whether the statement Tucker regarded as an "implied one man had already lost his life" because of the in- vestigation. "I did not at the Tucker replied. "It impressed .me some but I didn't put any particular significance to it at the time." Lucky Chance Kept Suspected Drug Off Market In U.S. WASHINGTON Fran-1 Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, ces 0. Kelsey of the Food andJD-Minn., chairman of the Govern- 3rug Administration testified Operations subcommittee, day she was alerted by chance to the potential danger of-a Ger- man tranquilizer blamed for de- formities in thousands of 'babies. She put up the roadblock'-that jrevented'wide commercial distri- mtion in this country. Dr. Kelsey's testimony before a Senate subcommittee, along with hat of FDA Commissioner George Larrick, brought suggestions rom senators for establishment of machinery for better international exchange of drug information. said "surface evidence indicates a lag in, if not a total lack of, com- munication" about the side effects of the German drug thalidomide. The tranquilizer has been blamed for the birth of several thousand malformed babies in West Germany and other coun- tries after'being taken by preg- nant women. However, Larrick testified that the FDA has .not found "any de- formed infanti associated with the testing programs sponsored by U.S. firms." The drug was not released by the FDA for commercial distribu- tion in this country, but Lai-rick said it was supplied-by four sub- sidiaries of Richardson, Merrell, Inc. New York, to experts for use in studying its safety for man. The number of such .doctors has been reported as about Present law, Larrick noted, per- mits a manufacturer to supply doctors with new drugs for use in such .investigations. r. Kelsey, a gray-haired medi- cal officer, for the FDA, testified i that the American firm applied to the FDA for approval of the drug in September 1960, and that she was assigned to study the appli- cation. She said that after looking over the application, she.felt more in- formation was required about whether it would be safe and asked the company to submit fur- ther .data. While this material was being assembled, Dr. Kelsey said, she "chanced" to read a letter to the editor of a British medical journal that indicated the German drug was associated with peripheral neuritis. That led her to further inquiry. Much of her testimony had been outlined by Humphrey. Humphrey, in private life a pharmacist, said in a statement prepared .for the opening of hear- ings by a Government Operations subcommittee, that sheer luck played a part in preventing the drug from causing'widespread de- formities among babies in this country. It was only by chance, he said, that Dr. Frances Kelsey -of the found information on the effects of the drug in a letter to the editor of one of the world's medical journals. Dr. Kelsey was called as a wit- ness in the hearings, which Hum- phrey said -are directed at coor- dinating the exchange of drug in- formation among U.S. agencies and between American and foreign agencies. Humphrey said his subcommit- tee would not go over the ground already covered by Sen. Estes Kefauvers antimonopoly subcom- mittee in its study of pharmaceu: Food, and Drug Administrationitical legislation.. Chairman Ke- lar to those in humans. fauver, D-Tenn., announced Tuesday that his committee would be asked to approve an amend- ment to pending legislation to re- quire adequate tests on animals before new drugs are marketed. Kefauver said in a statement that thalidomide, blamed for causing .birth deformities when given to pregnant women as a tranquilizer, had been tested only on mice and rats before it was distributed. He said that after it was put on the market, rabbits showed deformities simi- U. S. Reports Less Are Jobless WASHINGTON (AP) Unemployment fell by 000 in July, and the idle rate dropped .to its lowest point in more than .two years. Today's job figures will add- ed to other government statistical .that Kennedy and his 'ad- visers have under study in search of a clear indication of which way the economy is heading. JFK Can? Tell said it dif. economy ui -merely- pausing' on: tfci way .toward a gradual upward climb or actually has become stalled with a danger of turning downward again. Economists, differ at to the im- mediate prospects, but the issue in this campaign, year is steeped in The .President is .re- ported -sounding out sentiment in Congress, before, deciding his next economic move. He's7 Promised Kennedy has already promised to propose .an across-the-board.cut in individual and corporate in- come taxes effective next Jan. 1. The question is whether' faster tax relief is necessary now. .The tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee is hearing this week from, business and labor leaders, bankers and economists in closed sessions' on the nation's economy. Next week the joint Senate- House Economic Committee will hold a new round of hearings on the same matter. These sessions are .to be pubiic. The job improvement may take some of the steam out of drive in some quarters for an im- mediate tax cut to improve, economy, Many Considered Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg, said in announcing, the July job figures today that the employment situation is only one of a mixed bag of statistics which the administration is scanning in seeking a tax cut decision. Goldberg called the new job fig- ures encouraging and said it is always welcome news when un- employment declines.- Goldberg announced these job totals for July: Here's Announcement Unemployment rate Declined 5.3 per cent of the labor force, compared with 5.5 per cent in June and 5.4 per cent in May. These figures are adjusted for seasonal variations. MQlkm Fewer Increased slightly by to' This is record number of Americans at work, over a million more than in July last year. OKLAHOMA eloudhKM with KMttered thun- dcnhowers 'this af terivaa thronfh Thursday; a little cool- er couth portion this afternoon; low tmrigU U Mrthweit to south; high TkurwUy 10-W. High temperature in Ada Tues- day was tow Tuesday night, '70; reading at 7 a.m. Wednei- day, 71. A trace of recorded.