Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
joe zilch, Who is much interested in outer .pace, was glad to hear that' th. Mariner rocket had started sending signals to Wnus. First thing he asked after getting the word was, "Did .nyone Old Folks Get Chance To Be Young, Page 12 Ada Goes After 8th State Crown, See Sports Page S9TH YEAR NO. 236 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Contact! Mariner Closes In For Look At Planet Venus WASHINGTON closing in for a look at the planet Venus, turned on its scan- ning instruments at a.m. Eastern Standard Time today on .command from a tracking station .at Goldstone, Calif., 36 million miles away. The National Aeronautics and Space administration said at 9 a.m. that the gold- and silver-plat- .ed spacecraft acknowledged re- ceipt of the command in six and one half minutes. .The order turned on two devices called radiometers which will scan the surface and the atmos- phere of'Venus for 42 minutes, starting 66 minutes before the craft's closest approach to Venus. Response to the command rep- resented the greatest distance ever spanned by an-ordering'ra- dio signal, and produced sighs.of relief from U.S. scientists. Two built-in command-signals designed to-turn on the instruments had failed to do the job. After signals from the space- craft assured the Goldstone sta- Plague tion that Mariner had received the order, there was a delay of about 10 minutes while officials studied further 'signals-to make sure the angle of direction of the radiometers 'was .such' that they would scan the planet. The spider-like Mariner carries the world's -hopes for the first close-up-look' at a which may solve, the mystery of whether even plant or bacterial life can exist on the sister of earth. The 12-foot tall, 447-pound space-1 They were set to be turned on craft is due to pass about automatically by stored signals. miles from Venus at This will be-the climax 'of a long and wondrous journey-that began .at the Cape Canaveral, Fla., launching pad 109 days'ago. At that Mariner will have traveled 182 million miles and will be 36 million miles from earth. But the first a.m. and to go off. National Aeronautics and Space Administration .officials-said the reason they wanted them on early was to check if .they're, working and to take readings for compari- sons when Mariner, zeroes in on The two' radiometers, 'which so Venus. far have just been along 'for the ride, are'designed to function only j during the'approach'to'Venus. Scientists on both U.S. coasts, their fingers crossed against any last-hour are ready to Troubles Power Supply In Relay Sate lite CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The newly-launched Relay communications satellite showed signs of trouble with its power supply today. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said its first report from the eight-sided satellite indicat- ed its power "may be a little lower than normal." As a result, NASA announced in Washington it is post- poning radio communication tests between the United States and Europe-that had been planned for the fifth and sixth orbits of the satellite today. Instead, further tests and receptions of telemetry data by the space agency's test station at Nutley, N.J., will be made at that time. Those tests, the agency said, will Balloonist? Return From Space Jaunt HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE; -N.M. stargazing balloonists returned to- day after taking a look at' the heavens from near .the top of the earth's atmosphere. Air Force Capt. Joe W. Kittin- ger Jr., 34, and civilian astronom- er William C. White, 40, landed safely on the southwestern New Mexico desert at a.m. near U.S. Highway 81 about 150 miles west of the HoUoman launch site, and about 40 miles southwest of Doming. The balloon was launched at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Project Stargazer flight to an altitude of feet and back, took 18 hours and 32 minutes. The balloon reached its maximum height in about two hours. To- day's descent started at 1 a.m. Kittinger was the balloon pilot. White was in charge of the exper- iments. It may be some time before the results of the experiments are known. Objectives of the trip Included experiments to determine if stars twinkle when observed above the earth's distorting atmosphere, and to try to record the sound of the stars. Dr. J. Allen Hynek o one year. check the preliminary indi- cations about the. power supply. Relay was launched success- fully at a.m. EST today and three hours later was reported to have achieved its 'planned orbit, making one circuit of the earth every 3 hours 5.09 minutes. At its lowest point the-satellite is within 819.64 miles of earth and swings nuTes' "High- est point Robert Gray; a NASA official, said the only interruption in the day-long countdown came in the early morning when workers at the launch pad had to pause to knock ice off the gantry. Relay rose into the heavens in the midst of Florida's worst cold spell in this century. The temperature at launch time was a windy 39 with the mercury falling. Relay was launched at night so that it could speed over the hori- zon into the sunlight for maximum exposure during its first four orbits. This was necessary, to al- low the solar cells lining its outer surface to soak up energy from the sun and convert it into electrical .energy to charge the spacecraft's storage batteries. Short Chats Relay's power supply was de- signed to permit communications tests for 1 hour, 40 minutes each day. Its designers., predicted it would operate at maximum effi- ciency for the first .30 days in orbit, and render useful data for Northwestern 'University, projed director, describes this as resem bling the noise made by an empty coal truck bouncing over a rough road. Other experiments included pho- tographing the stars through a telescope; measuring air turbul- ence; measuring the brightness ol stars and measuring water vapor at high altitudes. "Messiah" Draws Nigh For Adans Annually Ada's biggest musical event, performance of "The Mes- approaches for the massive choir and orchestra. The performance begins at. 8 o'clock' Monday evening in the main auditorium of East Central State'.College, Final count of the biggest choir ever to sing the great oratorio stands at 183 voices. The orches- tra has also grown some from last year; it will have 32 musi- cians. Robert W. Kaebnick, chairman of the.department of music, di: reels the performance' for the sixth year. The traditional Christmas sea- son performance -is presented without charge. In fact, Kaebnick encourages attendance -by young people. "There you are, said the little woman as she put a plate before her husband, "cooked just the way you'd better like it." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) It is .geared to relay television, radio, teletype, telephone, and high-speed data signals between Andover, Goonhilly Downs and Pleumeurboudou, France. A sta- tion at Funcino, yet completed, will be able to receive its signals'. Stations at Nutley, N.J., and Rio de Janeiro were designed to exchange voice and teletype tests; with the Brazilian, station also passing along these tests to the, Italian station. Swap News The Saturday schedule calls for news stories to'be exchanged .be- tween the United States -and Eu- rope. Similar transmissions are planned. Monday between the United States and South America. If all goes :well, the public will witness, an intercontinental Christ- mas program Wednesday tele- vised through Relay. The pro- gram, carried by all three U.S. television networks, will feature yuletide preparations in 11 nations (Continued on Page Two) Firtmtn work to smouldering upholstery in 504 E.I 6th. iTheTcir, Johnnie; gutted by CHARRED flaSw tilled They fire; hid been ciused by heat from dried'laundry Mn the the'-inarred autoV (NEWS Stiff Ehoto) ___________ As Bravely Stops Truck By ERNEST THOMPSON The story of a' courageous- act by a 17-year-old 'Ada boy came to light Friday, a-week after he risked his life to avert, what could have been a tragedy. It was last Friday (Dec. 7) about in the morning when Presley Morris, 17, Ada High stu- dent, sat down to drink his coffee at Jerry's Drive-in on South Mississippi.' Morris was quietly sipping his coffee when, without'a word, he leaped out of the booth' and sprinted through the front door of the' restaurant. .The' startled patrons and wait- resses couldn't1 see the reason for his sudden flight at first. Then, they saw it A big semi-trailer truck, minus its driver, was rolling. steadily down the incline on South .Missis- sippi. It became evident, young Morris intended to stop the free- wheeling vehicle. Just" before -he' reached .it, the truck struck a curb and jacknifed into the middle-of'the. four-lane road. That split-second'. was enough: for Morris. He raced in front of .the vehicle before it could regain its speed, jerked open the left'door-and got insideMhe cab. just.as it passed Eighteenth Street and gathered its-speed." .When he finally applied, the 50 Survive Plane Crash In Jungles Of Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO nal do Brasil radio reported that all 50 persons aboard a Brazilian air liner which went down in the wilds of Amazorias state early to- day survived. "The broadcast said some were injured but that there were no deaths. the newspaper Jornal do Brasil quoted military1 sources n Manaus, capital -of -Amazonas, as saying no signs of life could be detected when .the' he Panair do Brasil .Constellation, was spotted in a jungle clearing 18 miles from Manaus. The Constellations had'last been le'ard from at 3 a.m.', six minutes jefore it was to -have; landed .at. Manaus on a- Beiem, Air line "officials, said plane carried 40 listed "passengers'and babies, 'plus a .crew Most, if not all, were believed to be Brazilians. Panair do Brasil headquarters ihere. confirmed, .sighting, of the plane and a. spokesman added: "Apparently there, are survivors." 'The radio report said the plane made 'a forced landing on the shore-.of a .lake near, River in an area- Terra- Capt Dalvo da Costa, veteran chief Amazon area pilot for.'the air line, was reported at the-con- trols; It was'.the. third Brasilian air accident in'-less than. a-.month: A.. Brazilian Boeing .'707; 'jet .crashed and; burned ion hilltop 27.and.all 97 persons the .day two'-.Braziliari'planes, collided in' flight-..and crashed near Sao Paulo, killing 27 persons.. brakes, the' truck 'had enough momentum to have smashed into four cars coming up the incline. The drivers of the oncoming cars probably owe their lives to young Morris, although they were ap- parently unaware of 'his act of heroism., truck was halted, it was discovered that.it had'been parked near a service station on Seventeenth Street. Evidently it because it rolled downhill at a high rate of speed. The block between Seventeenth and. Eighteenth is'.a long one. .When Morris re-entered the restaurant he was asked why he made such _ a sudden move'and why he wasn't, scared, as he dashed in front of the monstrous truck. Young'Morris merely shrugged and .held out his hands. "They were shaking at a.pretty good witnesses 'said. Mrs. Jerry Miller, one of the" restaurant's operators, said: "If hadn't stopped the truck, I'm sure it would .have smashed into those .oncoming cars, I've never seen anybody move as fast 'as eavesdrop on Mariner's 42 min- utes of special near-Venus reports. Coded signals will be relayed by telephone from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's .Goldstone, Calif., tracking, station and amplified over -a .public address system at a National. Aeronautics and Space Administration news conference here. The U.S. Information Agency, plans-to send reports; on Mariner's progress to 107 posts around the globe in 38 languages. Later there will 'be a documentary 'film of Mariner's progress for world-wide theatrical: showings. Mariner's -journey got off to a bumpy start. Due to a somewhat faulty performance of the 10-story high Atlas-Agena B complex that launched her, she began 'her trip on a greatly off-target course. That error was soon substanti- ally corrected. Since then, though, Mariner has been beset by vari- ous other temporary troubles- some-of them still a mystery. Even now, as -she -whizzes to- wards Venus, one of her solar panels -is out of kilter. Scientists do not believe this will impede Mariner's snooping at tije target planet. They point out that Mariner already has. obtained treasures of new knowledge about interplanetary space. Mariner has weathered at least a'half-dozen intense geomagnetic storms, encountered dense clouds of solar particles whizzing by at speeds up to 1.55 million miles an hour, felt the ping of cosmic dust perhaps created by the explosion of a long-dead planet Her as she comes.more and more under the gravitational pull of reach a high point miles an hour by earthly-standards as she passes the rendezvous point While scientists expect to get a ch'eck on the condition of the. spacecraft itself, they say it will be "at least weeks and possibly months" before they'll be able to say what Mariner actually found out about Venus. Chief Says N Forces Would Fold Under Any Attack Edmondson Defends Road Commission OKLAHOMA CITY J. Howard Edmondson defended his Highway Commission today, declaring some people apparently are trying to get him'and Gov.- elect Henry .Bellmon' involved in a knockdown political'fight. Edmondson .said his commis- sion is -not trying to spend Bell- mon's road funds..and is not guilty of .snubbing "the incoming gov- "I've done .everything-'that'I could to be cooperative with the incoming Eflmondson said. "By the same token, I think he has tried to cooperate with me. "But I think, there are .some people who are doing everything they can to get a good old political fight started between the two 'of us." Edmondson, just back from an Interstate Oil Compact Commis- sion1 meeting, in Florida, was aroused by reports of the Bellmon press conference. He made these points' in an at- tempt to "set the record straight." 1. The Highway Commission is simply following policy in an- nouncing proposed highway let- tings 60 days in'advance. 2. The .proposed February let- ting can be altered. by .Bellmon or wiped out, since 'no -contracts will have been let. 3. The commission was follow- ing 'policy in not discussing the proposal .with either Edmondson or Bellmon. Edmondson said his commission never goes over in- dividual, projects, with him. 4. .While, the three lettings for December, January and February total 35.5. million, all but mil- lion of it is federal funds. Ed- mondson said the release an additional million of federal last summer made possible the bigger lettings and most 'of the extra work is on interstate highways. He said all but of the .proposed. February letting is federal funds. Presley did. He didn't say a word, j 5. Although the> Bellmon admin- he .just leaped up and was throughMistration' will be short on. state the door before we knew what it .will have a big wad'of had H federal road bank The only comment Morris had since only about half of the ir'the NEWS was: "I just hap- million will have been' obligated. "Attempts 'have :been made to parallel -these lettings with those the Gary 'administration -made for pened to look up and 'saw the truck rolling' down the hill.' 'I thought somebody to stop it and I was in as good-a1 position .anybody-.else." Morris is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P.. Morris, Eighteenth. "He has-been one of Ada's' most .active. Boy.Scouts. Fortunately'for a-few. motorists p'n.South-Mississippi'last week, he Prepared" motto just before he-went out of Edmondson said.' "There is no .parallel.whatsoever. All the contracts this adminis- tration has let, we've had the money, in. the' bank to pay for them. "That'certainly was not the case in the final-daysof the .Gary ad- .ministratioh." Investigation Cuts 716 Off Welfare OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An investigation this fall of aid to families with dependent children in'Oklahoma has knocked 716 cas- es off the rolls, Public Welfare Director Lloyd Rader said today. Rader said all' of the cas- es have been examined" during the probe and a- special" team will re- view the-eligibility of 485 of them. The state investigation was part of a bump off the welfare rolls persons who are not eligible.- Rader said Oklahoma's program also will be reviewed 'by a nation- al team working under the super- vision of a 15-membei1 national, ad- visory group. He is a member of the advisory group. Between August and 'December! Rader .said cases were closed while were opened. This is a net decrease of 716 and brought an estimated sav- ing of a month! Rader said some 'recipients of child welfare .apparently skipped out when the investigation was launched. He said 146 cases were elosed because of ''whereabouts unknown." There were 330 cases closed be- cause "a parent remarried, 274 dosed because the mother found a jobK 249 closed because an ab sent .parent returned' home and 14G. at' the request of the Rader said the dependentehild cases will be re- viewed each six .months in .an at- tempt-to limit .the relief funds- to those qualifyied to'receive it.'" '.'The :investigations were made at the request'of'Congress which tightened restrictions on -the pro- gram-.in' a law passed last July and .provided more federal funds for the program.' Rader said as of October there were cases and about 000 children on' the rolls in Okla- homa. He said October grants to- taled Albert Hopes To Avoid Rules Committee Fight -'House Democratic Leader Carl-Albert of Oklahoma hopes the 'key Rules Committee can be kept at its pres- ent 15 members without, a dam- aging fight when Congress recon- venes in. January. But he conceded -in an inter- view today the House 'leadership has not yet talked the matter over with Rep. Howard W. Smith, D: Va., chairman of the Rules Com- mittee andleader of Southern con- servative forces. "Judge" Smith; 'a canny adver- sary, already has served notice that he's against, keeping the Rules Committee membership at '15. It automatically reverts to 12 members in January unless Con- gress again votes to change it. The committee was expanded to 12 members two years ago-after a knockdown fight that.the late Speaker Sam Rayburn, D-Tex., won by only five'votes. was to make the committee more, amenable to allowing President Kennedy's legislative program to reach the House floor., Albert said'he; has n'ot yet ex- plored the Rules Committee sit- uation with Speaker John McCor- the man most likely to carry out the negotia- tions with Smith-.when the time comes. But Albert said he believes a 15-man rules committee is the very least the House leadership and the administration can settle for. He noted there have been sug- .gestions for even more stringent restrictions on the Rules Commit- tee's power to block bills. These include a 21-day limit for the com- mittee to sit on a'bill and a 7-day limit for the committee to block a Senate-House conference on bills passed by both bodies. It believed that some highly placed administration officials fa- vor something more than a 15- man committee in this regard and look with favor on-the further.re- structions backed by some House :liberals. Albert emphasized that the lead- ership feels .that Smith was.most cooperative last year in his deal- ings with them and that there are no complaints over his.handling of.the some key bills were held up ;even-with the added members. said the House has become accustomed to the larger. Rules Committee over, the past... two years, and noted that keeping it members, would-mean that the.three newest members would not be reassigned.to oth- er committees, where they would become, the bottom men .on. the 'seniority ladder. Kennedy Prepare! Major Talk On Tax Program For 1963 or, nf K TPrawr--H wilrlo rlinirman .of which it said should be retroactive bracket individuals would be re- was upon said Plumley in 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Amid powerful new urgings for .a'big tax cut next year, President Ken- nedy travels to New York to de- liver a major speech tonight which he promised would give some details of the tax program e will propose to Congress.: .The. President will address-.'the Economic Club of New York "at 'p.m. EST. and then, for- 30 minutes will field questions fired roiia the floor. Both the-speech and the ques- tion-and-answer period-will be taped for broadcast later on radio and television. The President got some strong support Thursday: for a -1963 tax plan that run opposition congressibnaMeaders.} The .Commit- tee .for Economic .-.Development called for a incom'e.ftax cut with the' greatest, "benefits going" to high-income .in- dividuals and- corporations. In a statement'the second .and' later reduction of '-if Congress and. the adm'ihislra'tion can hold: federal spending at pres- ent-levels'.' V 'This taxjpackage, the CED said, wpulcT -lead- to "higher rates ..of invest- .--If declared, .that.i'-although.'.the ,'''tax the" would ,be- cause'thejgovernmentwould.bring jn j.greaterireyenue Frazer B. Wilde, chairman -of the CED subcommittee ffiat stu- died the tax question for' nearly a! year, would .help eliminate what he de-. scribedjas "Marxist" 'features' of the tax'system." Connecti- cut: General. Life Insurance "the terrible; of an .exces- sively. Marxist personal income the '-first. stages: which it said should bje retroactive to Jan. 1, 1963, would work: All individual income; tax rates wouldi.be reduced at ,least 8 per cent'-and'the maximum rate'would be reduced -from' 91 -per cent to 70 per, cent''; corpo- raterincome'tax-rate would: be; cut to 47.per 'Individuals'in the lowest-bracket would- the billion; of; tax; .CED's 'economists.'estimated. ments ;by; corporations and individuals would.be re- duced by. billion each: Ladd-Plumley, president of the U.S. Chamber ,of .'Commerce, said reduction of tax rates '-and re- straint in federal are next1. year's two to'p economic priorities.-.' speech, Pluinley renewed the chamber's call for redactions'of billion to a N'' tax rateTeductidns'were hot advanced fearithat'recessionj was upon said Plumley in his prepared talk to the Connecticut Chamber of but in the'sound conviction that the pres- ent period.--of..slow economic growth was an excellent time to enact a .long-overdue change in our tax Kennedy- told-his. news .confer- ence Wednesday, that 'despite some congressional opposition he'was going ahead'withtliis plans to ask for. a .tax in 1963.. ;He said he-would offer'some -definite proposals.in-hisspeech" tonight Commander Draws Grim Prediction PARIS Lau, ris Norstad, .retiring su- preme commander for Eu- rope, warned -today that tha North Atlantic Treaty Organization's conventional forces are so under strength it might be difficult to con- tain' even a modest Soviet attack. His somber assessment was livered at a closed .meeting 'of. NATO ministers. At the .same'ses- of vast increases in the Soviet submarine fleet and in Soviet rock'et deployment were presented -and analyzed. Two members of President nedy's -Cabinet Secretary of State Dean. Rusk and Defense Robert .S. that NATO needs. adequate con- ventional strength in order to have a choice of responses to ag- gressive Soviet moves. Set Nuclear Force Rusk reaffirmed the willing- ness of'the U.S. government to help set up a seaborne multina- tional European nuclear force and said Washington, is anxious to sound out the feelings of its Euro- pean partners. But Rusk specified that the Eu- ropeans themselves would'have to work out ideas on- the political control for such a deterrent He also specified--that the vast "ex- pense of this 'project would have to be shared. The session lasted more than three hours. The military .talks were held behind, closed .doors..' Conference sources said McNa- mara did not spell out in detail American thinking on the multi- nuclear deter-- rent but made it dear the Ameri- cans have already made an offer- and. that the proposal first ad- vanced two years ago still stands. Now it is up to the Europeans" to' come'forward with" suggestions of. their own, he said.. Below Strength NATO has -never .been. able to achieve its target of 30 combat- ready divisions in Western Eu- rope. The. Kennedy administration be- lieves one lesson provided by. the Cuban crisis, was the clear need tc have .many possible responses to aggressive Communist moves. This formed .a theme of McNa- mara's speech, informants said. Stratford Lodge Picks. Officers STRATFORD (Special) The Stratford-Lodge, have elected officers to serve during 1963.' V. El Townsend was elected K. senior warden; Wendell :TWInn, junior warden; Frank Reed, sec- retary; Guy E. Andrews, trea's-'1 The high temperature in Ada Thursday was 52, followed by in overnight low of 30. The reading at 7 today was' 30 degrees. OKLAHOMA fair tonight and Saturday; a little warmer east 'and south tonight; low tonight 25 northwest to 38 hljh Saturday tt-tt.