Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
In answer to many questions: Fact that your topline writer got the worst case of poison ivy in recent memory while attending a Republican political rally is not going to have any affect, one way or the other, on our voting Surgeons Cut Cancer Victim In Half, Page 12 Dodgers Win One From Cincinnati, See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 145 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1962 12 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Tornado, Rip Louisiana; At Least 2 Die CAMERON, La, (AP) A howling tornado struck this Louisiana coastal town late Tuesday night, causing at least two fatalities. Authorities say the death toll may go-higher. Sheriff's deputies ,formed, search parties to roam through debris, although heavy rains hampered rescu operations. At least 50 persons were reported injured. Streets in Cameron where nearly 500 persons die- in a 1957 hurricane were flooded. The water .was a high as the floorboard of a car, but had stopped rising Estes Got "Fairness" From U.S. WASHINGTON retary of Agriculture Charles S Murphy said today the decisions he made in the Billie Sol Estes case were based on a belief tha all the Texas get what the; are legally entitled mon and no less. In the final analysis, the de partment's No. 2 man said, Estes was able to. "gain nothing by al twisting and turning with the Department of Agriculture." "In our dealings with Estes, we exhibited no the fairness and justice every Amer- ican has a right to expect in deal- ing with he said Murphy made these'contentions in a 29-page statement preparec for the Senate Investigations sub- committee which is seeking to de- termine whether Estes got favored treatment through -political influ- ence in connection with big cotton planting allotments undeKTa de- partment control program. Committee Chairman John L. McClellan, D-Ark., has charged that.someone of high department Secretary of Agricul- ture Orville L. Freeman or Mur- have been behind the suspension last Jan. 6 of orders cancelling Estes' 1961 cotton allot- ments. Murphy said he had approved cancellation of these allotments- obtained in transfer deals from other Dec. 22, 1961. But, he said, he ordered a "sec- ond look" at the cancellation order in January at the request of Sen. Ralph Yarborough, D-Tex., and Rep. J. T. Rutherford, D-Tex., as (Continued on Page Two) early today. Nearly eight inches.of rain fe on Cameron within 'a six-hour pe riod. Cameron, which has a popula tion of about. is -on the marshy .Gulf Coast in extreme southwest Louisiana. A man identified as Harold Stewart suffered a fatal heart at tack shortly after being from his home to the Cameron Parish Courthouse.. An unidenti Eied woman was .killed and depu ties said a child may have been killed when the whirling-80-mile winds flipped over a house. Some low-lying sections of Lake 'miles north of were under- water. A tornado alert for the entire southwestern Louisiana. area ex- pired at 5 a.m. with no additional reports of -twisters. An estimated persons were jammed in the juilding in Cameron. Many had minor injuries. Civil Defense and iled Cross units sent cots and blankets for the refugees. A sleepy 9-year-old boy was curled up in'the judge's chair in the courtroom at daybreak. Wom- en, sat in the jury box, clutching small children. "This was worse than (Continued on Page Two) Enrollment Hits Decline In Ada With school enrollment com- ileted in the first three grades, ilus high school seniors and jun- or high ninth graders, the total s down 49 from last year, Supt. lex 0. Morrison has announced. The first three grades at Glen- wood enrolled 99, up 20 over last Hayes, 127, up 9; Irving, 97, own 15; Washington, 178, "up 1; Villard, 153, down. 27. High school seniors, 199, down 0. Ninth grade, 155, up 3. Enrollment continued today, rfth fourth graders enrolling at H elementary schools, juniors at IE high school, and eighth graders t junior high.- Mac Gives Adenauer Assurance Prime Minister Reveals Contents Of Private Letter LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Harold Macmillan revealed today previous as- surances' to Chancellor Kon- rad, Adenauer of .Britain's wholehearted interest. in working for European .poli- tical unity after the Wes'1 German leader had express' ed some doubts: Macmillan ordered publication of part of a private letter he wrote.Adenauer last month. Aden- auer, in .a television interview Tuesday night1, had expressed re- servations about British participa- tion in a West European political Reds Propose End To Tests At Beginning Of Next Year union. Unprecedented Move The publication of Macmillan's private described here as unprecedented, underlined a grow- ing -coolness between the two statesmen on .the issue of'Britain's uture role in the continent. -Tench President Charles de Gaulle also has been described as irivately cool to British entry in he Common; Market, although loth 'he and Adenauer have stated publicly they want Britain in, Adenauer said'in the television nterview that as a German and European he greeted Britain's eventual membership in the eco- nomic union of West Germany, "Vance, Italy, the Netherlands', ielgium and Luxembourg. But he aid that it had never been -docu- mented -that .all members of- the lommon Market should also members of a European political union. What'd He Mean? Adenauer said Macmillan told ie" British House of -Commons "British Common Market does not'im- ly membership in a political un- on of Europe as well. 'But in a etter he wrote me four days later Jr. Macmillan said quite' the con- because his min- sters were of a different opinion." Macmillan's letter said the Bri- sh government had been "watch- ng with sympathetic interest the 'forts of the .six (Common Mar- ket nations) to move toward greater political.union." He Assures Him "I can assure the- letter continued, "that once the- Brus- sels negotiations (on Britain's bid to join the Common Market) are successfully concluded, we shall (Continued on Two) traffic safety program was snowed undtr with awardt last night, Bob Eaitman, managtr of Oklahoma Safety .Council prtitnttd achievement awards In Most Improvement In Nation; no less than four categories to local officials. Shown here are, left to right. City Manager J..B. Davidson, Eastman and Police Chief Homer Staff Safety Officials Praise Ada By W. L. KNICKMEYER Ada's getting safer .faster than almost anybody.. The annual traffic inventory conducted by the Oklahoma Safety Council for 1961 showed Ada improved 1960 status in all 13 of the categories considered. categories .-.the im- provement was so marked as to qualify the city and its police achieve- ment awards. Bob Eastman, manager of the state council, outlined his group's findings. at -'a meeting last night in the city council room, and presented the awards to City Manager J.'B. Davidson and Police Chief Homer Gosnell. The four specific awards were, for improvement in accident records, traffic po- lice traffic .supervision and pub-' lie safety, education. Eastman was high in his praise for the work of the local police department and for the cooperation of citizens with the police force. Only three cities in Okla- Enid and Midwest awards in as many as four categories. And the record of. improve- ment in .'every category placed A'da" m" -.-iiiSht" nation.' More than '400- partici- pate in the program. Eastman noted' that Ada is- the only city in' 'the United States that has progressed as rapidly as it has in the short -it has bren in the program. Oddly, the one category -in which Ada proved weakest, with an increase of only one point in the rating, was the work of the local safety council. ___ VYouVe got a safety council in Eastman commented, "but that's about it. .We'd like to see you get some 'activity going, and bring the safety council to life again." U. S., Britain Snub Plan; Now Everyone Has Vetoed Everyone Else's Suggestion GENEVA The Soviet Union today proposed that all three nuclear powers end atomic weapons test- ing.'at the 'beginning of next year.. Vasily V. first deputy foreign minis- ter, suggested the test cut-off to the 76th session of the 17-nation disarmament talks. U.S. Ambassador Charles C. Stelle and British Minis- ter of State' Joseph B. Godber categorically turned down the idea immediately. Western sources .said Kuznetsov's remarks made it 'clear he was proposing an unppliced moratorium which is completely unacceptabl to the West.-' 'Conference sources said h made-the proposal in an informal manner during 'a long speech which he 'again categorically re- jected parallel Western proposals ending tests' in the atmos phere, under water and in space, Ggn Mishap Kills Youth Near Sulphur SULPHUR (Special) Booth Jr., 11, was killed in a hunting accident west "of town Sunday. The accident occurred when the boy and a friend Avere hunting on Sandy Creek' and a gun discharged accidently, the discharge hitting Clyde in the abdomen. The lad died a short time after, being brought to" a Sulphur hospital. He was visiting in the Priest 'family home here. Son of Clyde Booth, Texas; and Mrs. Louise Booth, Ardmore, be was born April 6, 1951 in Miles City, Montana.. He also leaves a sister, Claudine Booth, Ardmore. Banner Funeral Home was in charge 'of local arrangements. The body was taken to Houston Monday for services. Former Adan Tells Of Fantastic New Rockets High temperature -in Ada Tuesday was 94; low Tuesday night, 70; rending at 7 a.m. 72.- OKLAHOMA Clear to partly cloudy "this afternoon through Thursday; scattered thunder- showers southeast' this after- noon and cast portion tonight; a few Isolated Uiundershowers Thursday; cooler Panhandle this afternoon and -tonight and northwest Thursday; low tonight 58 northwest to 74 high Thursday. New, sophisticated nuclear rocket engines are about to be built "and new boosters of ..fan- tastic power" are being, tried and designed. One of.these big boost- ers, designed for lunar space shots, generates enough power to furnish energy, for three states. Joe D. Bennett, Jr., conserva- tion coordinator -of Lockheed Mis- siles and Space Co., California, told a meeting of combined com- mittees of the Ada Chamber'. of Commerce of the new space age in an address Tuesday noori. Bennett is a native Adan, edu- cated and reared 'in Ada. He presented the Ada Chamber of Commerce a desk model the famed Agena rocket, built by Lockheed. Bennett answered several'ques- tions concerned with possibility of Ada's attracting' some production of components of missile systems.. said that Ada has attained I some recognition and that he hoped that efforts.here .could'be successful .in. -acquiring space- related production. Although, there are numerous missile Bennett counted ten. "of .any .significance." He order of size and. power, .the Scout, Delta, Agena Atlas-Agena. Titan II, .Centura, Saturn C-l, Advanced Saturn, and Nova: The little :.Scout can .lift .150 pounds into orbit, wh'ile on the other end. of the scale, the Nova: will exceed the big Saturn that can orbit a 100-ton payload with a pound thrust. He- considers the marine missile the Bennett reviewed briefly, the history of rocket development, commenting the "Kremlin was working quite seriously" on Ger- man V-2.. models, immediately after' the war. By contrast, it was. 1953 before serious'missile development got under way here. The Atlas, Jupi- ter, and X-17 were-early designs. Polaris sub- "most effec- tive deterrent" 'to war to date, by making it possible for our.sub- marines to move'nuclear rockets underL the water and polar "ice to firing-range of Russia. He commented that the latest big contract for iockheed is. the so called RIFT (Reactor In Flight Tests) 'program. It-involves the development and.testing of a -nu- clear fuel missile engine" that can operate outside the 'earth's at- mosphere. Zoom! OMAHA, Neb. cold front dropped the temperature at Chadron, Neb., from 102 Monday -afternoon to 37 de- grees .Tuesday 65- degree fall. At Valentine the drop was from 104 to 44, at Alliance -from 99 to 34 and. at other points in western and northern Nebraska, almost as much. Dump Truck flips After Hitting Car A dump truck filled with gravel overturned Tuesday after striking an automobile from the rear on'SH 39.west of Ada. Driver of the truck was Gary Roland Cole, 19, Stratford. His truck smashed into the rear of a pickup driven by Gary Norman Route 5, Ada. The accident occurred around p., m. on the Springbrook'bridge three miles west, of Ada. Wright was taken by ambulance to. Valley View .Hospital and held overnight .for observation of a possible head injury. He was re- leased Wednesday- morning. Wright's- father, Hiram; Wright, 60, was a passenger in ,the pickup, He was treated 'for. cuts and bruises and released. Cole was uninjured. Highway Patrol H. T. Gay, who investigated the acci- dent, said both vehicles were traveling west. Gay said the dump truck 'hit the Wright vehicle at the corner of the Springbrook bridge. The dump truck careened past the Wright truck, crossed the road or in all possible environments in eluding underground. Kuznetsov told-the delegates th Soviet Union was in support of cut-off date for all nuclear testing That date should be the beginnin; of next indicate; his government will raise the mat ter formally later. Earlier, several Western sources said Kuznetsov had proposed the test cutoff for early in November and-said this date came over the English simultaneous translation system. Kuznetsov was speaking in Russian, and the November date apparently came. from.a mistranslation. A moratorium covering all tests including underground v explosions is completely unacceptable to United States and- Britain. They are willing'to sign an un policed agreement to stop tests in the atmosphere, under and in out er space, but refuse to accept a ban on underground testing which cannot be efficiently controlled. In an effort to overcome the East-West deadlock the two West era powers have submitted alter native proposals for. a comprehen- sive test ban providing for stric controls over underground testing and a ban on tests-in the three other environments with no con trol whatsoever. Kuznetsov categorically rejected the two proposals for the third day in a row. Conference sources salt he used the same arguments, but expressed himself in even more forceful terms-than before. Sulphur Mayor's Wife Dies After 2-Week Illness SULPHUR (Special) Mrs.. Mildred -Maude Jones, wife of Ae mayor of .of Sulphur, died Sunday n Oklahoma City after .an illness of two weeks. Born March 10, 1899 in Emdin, Illinois, she came .to Sulphur 37 ago from Wakita, Okla. She was a member of the First Meth- odist Church of Sulphur. She leaves the husband. Bob tones, of the home, 1326 West Second; her mother, Mrs. J. .D. Stewart, Sulphur; two daughters, kfrs. Fred Williams, Sulphur; and itrs.' Perry Castleberry, Pico Rivers, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. and overturned in a ditch. A loadjjjgn Schmoker, and Miss Lucille of gravel was spilled when the Stewart, both of Sulphur, four truck overturned. grandchildren and two great- The. Wright .vehicle, was heavily damaged, said. Gay. It spun into .the bridge..damaging the right fender and grill. The accident was at the same bridge where several serious traffic mishaps have happened since January.' .grandchildren. Services were at p.m. Tues- day in the First Methodist Church. Rev. Charles Richardson and Rev. Jack Winkler officiated. Burial was in Oaklawn. Banner Funeral Home, was in charge of arrange- ments. Are Laws Impossible To Follow? OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It is virtually impossible for county commissioners to comply fully with the law, Examiner and In- spector John M. Rogers said today. Rogers said mere is so :great a turnover among commissioners and laws governing their spending practices are so complicated that none'seems to be able to follow them completely. His office has not audited coun- y commissioner books without finding at least technical viola- irons during the four years he has seen examiner and inspector, Rog- ers added. "Some of; them are real clean, tech- In ending last June 90 the', examiner and inspector's of. 'ice audited the books of 53 boards of county commissioners. "Every board needs a compe- tent secretary who'knows me law and how to follow it, because the commissioners are not very detail minded many of Rog- ers said. He added-that many commis- sioners are not able to hire top- notch secretaries. Also, Rogers said soon after a commissioner learns the proce- dures and the law, he is defeated, decides not to seek re-election or dies. _ "The turnover makes it almost impossible to have the effective- ness' that .probably should be ex- he said. "I think it is bad to have a completely new- board of county commissioners, and it frequently lappens: Right at one time every- is new and nobody knows what should be done." He suggested staggered 4 or 6 ear terms; for commissioners to make, sure an -experienced man is n office at'.all! times. A frequent violation, Rogers ex- lained, is. failure to attach proof f delivery to the claim on pur- hases 'made by commissioners. may have the receipted nvoice -but not attach it to the he said.. Rogers recommended the law .changed' so that some other ounty office.attest to .delivery of oad .materials and equipment urchased by commissioners. "I believe that would help (Continued on Page Two) The.quickest way nowadays to et a doctor is to turn on your. TV set. (Copr. Gen. Fea. construction at the Safvation Army Citadel, 123 North Oak, should completed within three or four weeks, according to Capt. Raymond Miller, head of the local SA unit. Painters are shown here at work on the exterior of the.new ell, which ex- tends northward at the west end of the'old building. Four classrooms, dining room, and kitchen are Included in the wing. Hart Construction Co., the contract; Albert Ron is the Stiff Brush Fires Roar Through California Mountains LOS ANGELES (AP) brush and timber fires scourge of .across California .mountains .today ;.after burning hospital, .buildings, oil storage tanks and a cowboy ac- tor's famous ranch. More than acres were blackened. In the north, vacationers fled resort areas.. In the south, 800 patients were evacuated 'from a sanitarium. Flames -advanced .on two vital Nike.missile sites. A powder works containing an esti- mated 100 tons of explosives was barely saved by firemen. Flames licked to within 10 feet of the explosives plant. .The Southern California.blazes, 15 miles .broke, out within an hour of each .other Tuesday; 40 miles northwest of. .downtown Los. Angeles. Los -Angeles County Fire Chief Keith Klinger said the fires were the" worst in the county since the disastrous Bel Air-Brentwood' fire last November, 15 miles to the southwest across the San Fer- nando Valley. One fire swept over' the' San Gabriel Mountains into" the San Fernando Valley, destroying an infirmary on the grounds of Olive View Sanitarium.in Sylmar. A fleet, ..buses and cars evacuated '800 patients, most of them tuberculosis vic- tims. Some patients; rushed from still were unconscious, bottles of blood V A Veterans Administration hos- pital two miles to the east also but..none of'the 400 patients'had to be evacuated. One of the blazes threatened populous San Fernando .Valley briefly. Earlier, it destroyed 75 per cent .of cowboy actor- Gene Autry's famed Melody Ranch. Au- try had shot scores of television and .motion picture films on its western street. Autry lives in Studio 'City, 25 miles from the ranch: More than state, city.and county firemen, were on the fire lines- in Southern Cali- fornia. The first fire broke out in Has- ley Canyon, west of U.S. Highway 99, about 55 miles northwest of Los .Angeles, near the community of Castiac. It moved quickly southward. Firemen estimate it had burned 'acres. The., second blaze erupted in Placerita Canyon, spreading southeast into the Sylmar area, closer to heavily populated ..areas. It had destroyed acres of brush.. California, firemen were battling.two .stubborn.blazes which destroyed over acres of timberland. fire, which-started Sunday at Kelseyville 80 miles north of San Francisco, sent tourists fleeing the area. Firemen say tin blaze, 75 per. cent con- tained, may have-been deliberate- ly set They said 14 homes destroyed. A second fire near Lake Shasta, 200 miles .north .of San Francisco, is reported 85 per cent Contained after burning acres. In central California brush and .grass fire near Mari- posa was contained .but a new brush and grass fire.broke out general region."