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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma It could only happen to a newspaper man Note found on his desk: "Your wife called. Wanted to remind you of something which she couldn't remember, but thought you Athletes Prepare For Games; See Sports Page 10 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Building Goes On All Over Place At EC; Page Three 59TH YEAR NO. 123 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, AUGUST 32 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Area Legislators Think Court Decision Is Fair By ERNEST THOMPSON For once, the vote is unani- mous. Legislators and nominees in the Ada area nil agree the re- apportionment decision handed down by a three-man federal court Friday is the best of all possible solutions to the state's number one political dilemma. The court, in a 2-1 decision, gave the 1963 state legislature until March 8 to' reapportion it- self on a population basis and said if the legislators don't meet that deadline, the court will re- apportion the state by judicial order. Most area legislators had previously taken the stand that the legislature should have an opportunity to reapportion it- self, but they feared the court would take immediate action. If the court had taken the latter course, it would ,have nullified both primaries already held and forced new legislative elections before November. Here are some of the reactions from the legislators who could be contacted Saturday. Rep. Lonnie think the court was wise in making its decision. I am very pleased with it. As far as I can see, it is the only way to avoid chaos and confusion in state govern- ment. Aside from that, I'm re- lieved to see the thing settled so we can go ahead with our regu- lar elections and get down to business. I'm satisfied the leg- islature can do the work itself, particularly since we know there will be guidelines provided by the courts and a deadline is set. I, personally, expect other guidelines to be issued by the U. S, Supreme Court in the Ala- bama case before the'legislature tackles the reapportionment The Plan; Reaction Of Edmondson On Page 6, This Section Clive nom- inee for state representative) "I'm just glad to get the thing settled. Lots of candidates have spent their time, effort and money to be nominated and I don't think it would have been fair to them if the court had ordered new elections. I'm re- -Jieved that it's finally settled." j. W. Albritlon (Republican nominee for state think it was a wise decision. I'd much rather see the legisla- ture reapportior itself than to have the court do it. The courts are not responsible to anyone and legislature has a deadline set. I don't think the legislature would have done it if the court had not taken its but I think the legislature will get down to business this pecially if a few Republicans are elected." Allen G. Nichols (Democrat nominee for state expected it to come out that way and I am pleased with the decis- ion. I am also .happy that the plan which is apparently most favored will leave the senatorial district with Seminole and Pon- totoc counties combined." Ted Seaman (Republican nom- inee for state "I think the decision was much better than forcing nominees to run at large, thus allowing the big cities to dominate the elec- tions. I was just reading Gov. Edmondson's reactions to the thing. He in effect, the legislature canncit bo trusted to reapportion itself. I think if that is true, if we can't trust the j blen as a passenger. legislature to uphold then- con- j Call Nets statement stitutional oaths, it is time to elect people who will not disre- gard those oaths." Another Republican legislative Problems Mount In Spy Case Israel Jams Up Works Again By Issuing Edict 2 Families Are Wiped Out In Pair Of Mass Killings; 10 Are Dead In All LONDON (AP) Israel threw new complications Saturday night into Britain's attempt to send run-away1 Soviet spy Dr. Robert- A. Soblen back- to the United States. A government spokesman .in Jerusalem said Soblen would be re- turned to Israel if Britain insisted he leave on an Is- raeli airliner. British authorities, who have rejected Soblen's appeals to re- main here, 'have ordered him lo leave aboard a plane of the Is- raeli .government airline, El Al, which brought him here July 1. But El Al refuses to accept So- The Israeli spokesman disclosed his government's new position af- ter British Ambassador Frances Hancock called on the Foreign Explosion Rips Through Berlin Wall BERLIN (AP) A new explo- sion punched a small hole Satur- day in the Red wall across Ber- lin, nearing its first anniversary Aug. 13. Soviet military men sur- prised Western officials by driv- ing into West Berlin to inspect the damage. The blast in Jerusalemerstrasse was only a few hundred, yards irom the Friedrichstrasse cross- ing point for foreigners and not far from the site of a similar blast 11 days ago. It went off just before 1 a.m. It chopped out a hole 8x19 inches. A few minutes later a jeep with four uniformed Soviet soldiers, be officers, passed the U.S. Army's Check- point Charlie, swung left and drew up a close _. Russians returned to the East sector. "Very interesting indeed, a Western allied official comment- ed. There is nothing to prevent So- viet officers entering West Berlin. But Western officials believe this is the first time the Russians have shown a direct interest in an explosion incident on the wall. The Western powers favor such claiming the ____ __ acknowledge then- responsibility for Berlin af- fairs under four-power agree- ments. Usually the Russians keep in the background, maintaining the East German government is solely responsible for what hap- pens along the border. West Berlin police said the ex- candidate, Bob Cox, could not be. j Ministry's director general Chaim contacted for his views on the Yahid Jerusaiem Saturday af- court decision. ternoon. The ambassador had urged Is- rael to reconsider El Al's refusal to accept Soblen. A source close to the Israeli government 'said Hancock's effort was considered by the government as "an ultima- tive No Comment In London, there was no imme- diate official comment on the Is- raeli decision. Soblen's British at- torney appeared surprised but pleased. There was speculation here that Soblen might escape prison term in the United States if he taken out of Britain for a des- tination other than the United 1963 Session's On Trial In Decision OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The good intentions of the 1963 Oklahoma Legislature stood trial here this week. That was the essence of a two-day hearing by a spe- cial three-judge federal court on remedies for the state's reapportionment situation. Its conclusion that given guidelines the legislature can be trusted with the reapportionment task was anticipated by most observers at the end of the historic Morse, Clark Yield Some On Satellite WASHINGTON Two Sen- ate sponsors of a government-own- bm Saturday they are public appearances, Russians thereby nications system operated by a private corporation under a lease arrangement. Sens. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., and Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., said that while they oppose an administra- tion measure providing for private ownership and operation, they are not committed to government op- eration. They are among a small band of Democratic senators who blocked with a five-day filibuster a move to call the bill up for Sen- ate action this week. A temporary truce was reached last Wednesday with an agreement to send the measure to the Foreign Relations Committee for further study. Under the agreement, the bill is to be taken up in the Senate again on Aug. 10 and Morse has threat- plosive was set off on the 'Westiened to renew the filibuster then, side of the wall, but they had not; Morse, interviewed by Clark on yet discovered who did it. Apparently spurred by jradio the taped and television program for Pennsylvania stations wall's approaching anniversary, prior to the truce agreement, said the East regime rushed work of "We're up against a steamroller making the barricade around here." West Berlin escape-proof. Six hun- "I think that eventually the ma- dred men toiled for hours at i jority can win this fight, and prob- thejably will win this fight, but at a j terrific Morse said. "They are going to win this fight at the cost of ill-feeling, not only in the Senate but in the country." "The American people are be- three places, thickening barbed wire fencing. Fire Destroys Myers' House North Of City The home of Dorsey Myers Jr., 11 miles north of Ada, burned to the ground Friday afternoon. The Myers home is located just south of the South Canadian River on SH 99. Neighbors report that Myers was working near the house when he saw smoke coming from the back. Nobody was in the house at the time. When Myers reached the struc- ture, the back portion was already enveloped in flame. He and pass- ersby managed ;inning to see Morse claimed. through reporting this shows in telegrams he is receiv- ing. He added they are running 9-1 in support of his position. The administration measure, al- ready passed by the House, pro- vides for a private, government- regulated corporation to own and (Continued on Pagt Two) hearing. But the initial turn of the hear- ings was a distinct surprise. From the moment the three black robed federal 'judges seat- ed themselves in red, black and green leather chairs at the feder- al bench Oklahomans for Local Government feared the worst. The worst, in this case, was ju- dicial intervention by the court and reapportionment before the 1963 session. "I feel like a man who's come to a knuckle-cracking got to supply all the con- fided an attorney for a group of state senators. He was as grim as proponents of immediate reapportionment were confident. They faced each other across the air conditioned federal court- room like a pair of debating pla- toons. The mood was tense as A.P. Murrah, presiding judge, outlined the order of business of the court first to determine whether re- apportionment should be left with the 1953 session, and last whether the court itself should reapportion the legislature. There was a buzz of bewilder- ment as Judge Murrah stated he favored leaving the matter with the 1953 session if it could be trusted to reapportion in accord- ance with the court's mandate. That was the surprise. The hear- ing was less than 30 minutes un- der way. The court's June 19th ruling de- claring Oklahoma's apportionment laws null and void was widely in- terpreted as knocking out the May primary elections. As matters turned out it was a misinterpretation. The court didn't waste time get- ting into testimony on this point. Fred Hanson, acting Attorney General, said he thought the No- vember general election was but one step in an election process which started with the filing .of candidates in February. Thus, argued Hansen, the court's June. 19th ruling didn't in- (Continutd on Pagv Two) States. El Al Escape'Hatch planes 'stop at Zurich, Rome and Athens. If Soblen were to fly to Zurich, he could transfer there to a flight to Communist Czechoslovakia, which has offered him political asylum. The law permits any-Jew to set- tle in Israel, but it gives the gov- ernment the right to refuse per- sons it considers undesirable. The government did so in Soblen's case earlier. Three Days British authorities, meanwhile, granted 'Soblen three more days in Britain while they attempted to break the deadlock with El Al. News that the deadline for his departure had been extended to midnight .Wednesday reached .So- blen in the hospital wing of Brix- ton Prison. His lawyers sait he was in bed and suffering some pain. The Home Office said Brix ton's medical officer had exam' ined Soblen and found no change in his condition. Soblen is said to have leukemia and does not have long to. live. Youth Slays Self After 5 Die; Second Boy Tells Minister He Killed Four By The Associated Press Ten persons are dead in. a pair of mass slayings, one in Columbus, Ohio and the other in Brookings, S. D., with teen-aged boys blamed for all the deaths. In Columbus, a 14-year-old boy blamed for the shoot- ings of four members of a family, died Saturday of a self inflicted bullet wound. In Brookings, S. D., a 16-year-old high school honor student went to his minister and told of slaying all five members of. a rural family at nearby Volga._______. The minister, doubting the boy's story, and the youth's 'father drove to the Hugh Paulson home and discovered the bodies of Paulson, 44; his wife, Lorraine, 35; and their 'three daughters, Karlyn, 13; Anita, 9, and Leanne, 6. Each had been shot in the head. State's Attorney Gordon Myd- land said the identity of the youth will not be made public until he appears in Brookings Juvenile Court on Monday morning. He added there was no apparent mo- tive for the killings. Mydland said the boy, who would be a junior at Arlington, S.D., High School this fall, -was in a partial state of shock. The' youth, the state's attorney said, related details of the slayings but could offer no reason. The state's attorney said there was no apparent connection be- tween the youth and the Paulson family, except that the. two fami- lies lived in the same general "ALMOST tht Pint Baptiit Church auditorium being eon- itructed at corner of South Broidway and Second, in Konawa. Tht old building dwrroytd in th. February 17, 1961 tornado. Alio being rebuilt into an ultra-modern facility ii the church'i educational building, located directly behind the church proper. Dr. Jesi Kirkley ii pastor of the church. Other construction tctivity in Konawa includes a new building on East First to house the Michael Casual. Inc., factory, and clearing operations for the new Konawa Post Office which will be located on lots facing Broadway on South Broadway, across the street from the Oklahoma State Staff Photo by George Aerospace Firm Plans Building In Oklahoma City Roff's Sewer System Finally Nears Finish By W. L. KNICKMEYER ROFF (Staff) Roff's new sewer system has gone under- ground; the cleaning-up process will probably be completed in a week or two. But nobody's !s t r e w i n g the streets with roses. In a check of the local citizenry and town officials last week, only OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An j one..person had a wholly favorable aero space firm, Ling-Temco- Vaught of Dallas, Tex., announced Saturday it will construct a million electronics plant here. reaction. He commented: "I think it'll be a great thing for Roff." Turned out he was from Hie- Gofford Johnson, president of the jkorv company, said the City councilmen in general shy foot plant was scheduled for com- ;away from the whole subject. Pri- vate citizens, so long as they re- main anonymous, are less reluc- tant to talk. And their comments range from a somber "I 'was agin' it from the start, and I'm still agin' lo a not over-enthusiastic, "It looks like f. might work out all right." It was Aug. 15, 1961, when the town voted to build itself a sewer system of the lagoon type, with two purifying basins to dispose of the' wastes. The project was ap- proved, 132 to 54. In the- same pletion by July 30, 1964. He said it will produce'military and com- mercial electronic equipment. Ling Temco Vaug-ht manufac- tures space rockets, missiles, air- planes and electronic products. It is considered one of the largest defense contractors in the south- west. The plant is to be located on a 71-acre tract1 in the- western part of Oklahoma City in Canadian County. It will be near'the new General Electric plant. election a bond issue was approved, 91-40. Contracts were let to Paris Construction Co., Tulsa, for seven .and'one-half miles of line, and to Sewell Construction Co., Tishomifl- go, for the two lagoons. The disposal basins were com- pleted with no particular sweat. The lines themselves were anoth- er matter. The Tulsa firm Jiafl no sooner started digging than it ran into trouble: rock. And the farther they dug, the. more rock they ran into. Not just the limestone and sedimentary rock you might 'ex- pect of an ex-sea bottom, but even some of the harder volcanic stuff. Crews had to blast their wayi do any core-drilling before taking on the job, to explore the sub- surface conditions that might 'be encountered. The Paris contract called for completion of the lines by June 11. Thus, the job is already near- ly two'months overdue; and al- though the end may be in sight, it still arrived. Included in the contract is a penalty for the tune after June 11. As that date approached, ths firm went to the city council to explain its difficulties and ask for an extension. The council at that time refused to act on the matter. Now, as noted above, city-offi- cials are reluctant to discuss the sewer situation at -all especial- IlClU 11 1 through much of the entire sev-jly the penalty clause. en and one-half miles. State -Highway 12 added to the difficulty. Even after the weary diggers fought their way through under the road, they had to re- pack solidly with sand to avoid washouts." Apparently neither the contrac- tor nor engineer John Chapman, Pauls Valley, felt it necessary to City Treasurer W. T. Price said, "I don't know anything about it. Maybe the councilmen could tell you. Councilman Leo Johnson said (only, "It looks like it'll be cleaned up in about a week. About the penalty, I .can't say." Councilman Floyd .King said, "I'd .rather not talk about that." The youth and the eldest Paulson girl did not attend the same school and the two did not date, Mydland said. The Paulson farm home is near Volga, eight miles west of Brook- ings, in east-central South Dakota. Four of the bodies were found on the. first floor of the. home, the body of the eldest girl, Karlyn, on the second floor; Her clothing lad been, removed, Mydland said, the boy could give no reason [or'this.- Mydland said the boy told this story: He went to the Paulson home Friday night while the fami- ly was away and confronted them with a .22-caliber rifle when they returned home about 10 p.m. "I told them to lie down and they he was quoted. He tied their hands with shoe laces and their feet with clothes line. Each was shot in the head. "He comes from a very finu Mydland said of the boj-. "There's no indication of any trouble, money or family, or any- thing." The boy is being held in the Brookings County jail. In Columbus, 'authorities now say that with the death in Riverside Hospital of Ray.Lanker, 14, they- may never know exactly what prompted the snooting. It took the lives of Ohio High- way Patrol Cpl. Ralph R. Lanker, (Continutd on Two) Welfare Officials Say Boy Can Stay With Blind Father AKRON, Ohio (AP) Clarence Hathaway, 7, mourning the loss of his blind and deaf .mother, found out Saturday -his handi- capped father'will raise-him. Harold Hathaway, 60, also blind and deaf, was told by welfare of- ficials they won't try to get cus- tody of the boy as they did in an unsuccessful legal battle when he was born in-1955. "I don't think a single-' social worker will stick out his neck this said Victor Andersen, ex- ecutive director of the Summil County Child Welfare Board. EC Readies Homes For Engineers By W. D. LITTLE JPw East Central State College U preparing quarters for incoming who will comprise the first staff of the water pollution Moratory. The "gym former of- Ices and training rooms for the football coaches and team, are now being adapted for occupancy of the U.S. Public Health Service personnel and laboratories. In .time, of course, the staff will grow and finally transfer to the new building that will be constructed on the site of the research center south'of the city. Jerome H! Svore, Sanitary Engineering Director of.-the Pub- lic Health- Service in Dallas, and Aleck" Alexander were in Ada weeks ago to make arrangements for temporary quarters. At the time they said that groups of engineers and their laboratory equipment would be brought here from both .Wichita Falls and the University- of Oklahoma at Nor- ian. The Wichita Falls group has been engaged in a study of salt contamination in- the region of the upper tributaries of the Red River. This has been part of a general study of natural saline pollution of the Arkansas-White- Red River basins. Their study is about complete and the staff and equipment will be transferred to Ada. The exist- ing establishment on the campus of the University of Oklahoma is so close to the future South- western Regional Water Pollu- tion Field Laboratory, according to Svore, that it is considered ad- visable to consolidate profes- sional personnel here while .await- ing the new multi-million dollar laboratory. The plans for the laboratory building are reported to be ready for government approval Archi- tects for the structure are Coston, Frankfurt, and Short, Oklahoma City. When, design is approved, working plans and specifications will follow. -Upon their comple- tion, contract can be let. Original plan called for con- struction to begin about the first of 1963. The first estimates of the laboratory were set at mil- lion. This presumably included equipment. It is expected to have about square feet or more Ada Businessmen Come To Rescue Of Community Chest About one hundred business men and women answered the f Harris on the furnishings spread through the .entire house. night. They discussed the problems of the Ada Community Chest of which Harris is presi- dent, then promised active sup- port for the fall campaign. A committee was formed to stu- dy formation of a United Fund in 1963. Harris, young Ada attorney, stated in his opening remarks .that the amounts raised the past Silence is the only successful! few years had reduced the bud- substitute for brains. (Copr. Gen. gets of the member agencies. He Fea. Corp.) 'further complained that hs had been unable to arouse sufficient interest in organzing for this year's fund-raising effort, (T.he traditional. Community Chest funds campaign is an Oc- tober drive. However, the organi- zation is formed mid-summer and the major contributions are customarily sought in advance, often as early'as August 15.) A motion was finally passed without dissent to organize lor the fall campaign, and J. B. Lynn, manager of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., was unanimously elected general drive chairman. Officially, the meeting did not constitute a Community Chest meeting. It included, however, all the board members. Harris-call- ed the meeting with a view to de- termining attitudes toward the Chest and its responsibilities .to community agencies. Actually, the only point resem- bling any. issue that arose in the course of the evening was wheth- er all money drives should be combined by whatever means necessary into one. It w a s pointed out by several .that -this was uppermost .among the origi- nal purposes of the Ada Com- munity Chest. It was suggested by several also that a new organ- ization be formed, probably a United Fund affiliate. There was some difference of opinion as to whether the sum of all requests by agencies could be met. Mrs. Evah Ferguson, secretary of the Community Chest, was ask- ed for. her analysis of recent dif- ficulties in raising the drive, goals. Her chief complaint was the fail- ure of workers to undertake their tasks seriously and promptly com- plete the solicitation. She said that year before last 42 folders were neither worked nor returned. Last year, 36 were not worked. These represented folders (groups of assignments) that were accepted.and forgotten. John Evertz, retired oil compa- ny employe and energetic civic worker here for more than a dec- ade, was asked to comment. on the difficulties of the Community Chest. Evertz laid a major- por- tion of the blame on the business people. He said that all too often the volunteer worker is shabbily treated in business establishments. Frequent requests to call back for contributions and pledges that lie incoinpleted seem U> amount to ruse in many instances. "Some- times they make a darn fool of Evertz said with a feeling and perhaps si much experience as anyone has had in the past 10 years. W. M. city business- man and oil-operator, felt that the necessary funds could be raised without difficulty, if, every person who can contribute is approached and offered adequate explanation. J. A. Richardson, automobile dealer, was asked for explanation of his many years' success with having 100 per cent contribution by his company'! employes. Rich- ardson said that he usually makes the employe solicitation himself His firm offers to lend a reason able amount to an employe's needs if the person is momentar ily unable to pay it He said that it does not add to the load of the bookkeeping department, that, in fact, it is not a withholding plan Richardson said further that he wants employes who are mindfu or their responsibilities. "If he's (employe) against the Community Chest and against the Red Cross and against this-and-that, then (Continutd en Two) of floor space. Administrative and clerical personnel to operate the labora- tory have not been announced. Svore thought that these announce- ments from Washington would likely be forthcoming by the time professional personnel began arriving. Dr.' Charles F, Spencer has as- sured the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare that the college welcomes the new per- sonnel to the campus and trill assist with office and laboratory space while the staff is expand- ing during the transistion period. The engineers and families have not yet actually arrived, but are expected the latter part of-August. -They will probably number six to eight men and their families, by Svore's esti- mate. Also, little more than a week (Continutd on Two) High temperature to Ada Sat- urday 18 after a Friday night low of 74; rewUnf at I p.m. Saturday, JZ, ;