Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
It is interesting to note the three wise men in The First Lutheran Christmas Story" cire "profs" -at EC Ganf. Tillmah.... Boeger How's; that; for casting? Seminole Slaps Ada In Opener, See Sports Page Bobby Kennedy's Back From Brazil, See Page Seven ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY RESEARCH STOCK -These heifers are part of the 900 head of beef cattle' on the, Purina Beef Research Ranch, near Pontotoc es Many he nch cog acres, held grand opening this week, with .over, 150 guests frpm 18 states griculture departments of colleges and m several isease control, nutrition and ranch management. (NEWS tural were represented, as well as researchers from agri states. Research studies to be conducted at the ranch will include disi Staff Photo by Bob Heaton) No Fireside Chats JFK Has New News Formula EDITOR'S NOTE President Kennedy may have inaugurated a new technique for. getting 'his views to the public. Douglas B. Cornell, who has covered the White House for the Associated Press since the early days of the New Deal, compares 'Kenne- dy's rocking chair interview with President 'Roosevelt's fireside chats. By DOUGLAS. B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) Presi-. dent Kennedy may 'have kindled a new version of the old fireside chat when -he let the American people look in- and listen to an interview-he had Monday night in his White House office. It was the late Franklin D. Roosevelt who came up with the idea of establishing direct com- munication with people by the millions. In the 1930s and 1940s his mellow voice and rolling phrases were' heard'.periodically on radio reports to "the nation that.jbecame chats. There were some likenesses1 and differences, in comparison with Kennedy's televised interview for three .reporters Monday. One similarity: FDR always used to sit at a desk and talk into microphones; Kennedy sat in a chair a rocker and an in- conspicuous microphone hung around his neck. But Roosevelt's addresses were one-man, efforts, whereas a four- some was involved in Monday night's' program.' And television, of' course, added1 the" extra. mension of "sight lacking in the. view was" "carried pon- well. Roosevelt -always spoke from texts. Kennedy 'had no text what- ever, and .the .White House said he was 'given no inkling of the specific questions to be put to him. The fireside chats of Roosevelt enabled the president to talk to the peo_ple direct about a special problem at a special time. Kennedy's session with-'network newsmen brought such 'wide- spread .expressions of interest arid approval.that it seemsVlikely the format :may, be' used- per- There, wouldn't be too" surprise around Washington now if the President substituted the small, televised' interview .-ifor some of. the catch-as-catch-can news conferences he.holds in the formal, theatrical setting of the State Department auditorium. Tax Break For Ransom Is Studied WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy administra- tion is. considering giving drug manufacturers a million tax deduction, on medicines 'donated for the proposed Cuban prisoner exchange. Administration sources said_ iat if this deduction is t would be based on the- whole- ale value of drugs assembled for hipment to Cuba if Fidel-Castro eleased .captives of. the ill- ated 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. The retail value of the drugs s million. No Direct Payment The tax deduction proposal was vorked out within the administra- tion after key members of Con- gress had -made it" clear they vould not go along with the direct use of federal funds for the pay: ment of what they called ransom. Previously the administration lad unsuccessfully sought, clear- ance of influential members of he House and Senate appropria- tions committee to. put up million in available central-inteUi- ;ence agency funds to pay for uedical supplies. It-; was 'stressed in administra- ..on quarters tax.'de- duction- proposal awaits final, .bf- 'icial approval.. Hope Mounts For Prisoners To Be Freed By Christmas HAVANA mounted L.'lay that Bay of Pigs pris- may be .freed from Fidel Castro'S.prisons by Christmas in exchange for U.S: food and medi- Magazine Says Kaiser's Idea Isn't Popular NEW YOBJC Iron Age, trade weekly, forecast today a hostile reception in the steel in- dustry generally to the new Kaiser Steel Corp. wage. plan. "It will oppose strongly any at- tempt to tie wages to productivi- the metalworking magazine said. However, Iron Age foresaw an amicable settlement of union-man- agement wage contract differenc- e.-, in an industry re- solve to avoid labor cost increas- es. Agreements between major pro- ducers and the United Steelwork- crs Union are subject to reopen- ing upon demand of either party before May 1 next year. U.S. Steel'Corp., the industry' gi- ant, and other large steelmakers declined immediate comment on the Kaiser-USW plan, still subject to ratification by workers. The proposed contract would di- vert a productivity gains achieved by Kaiser Steel Corp. to union mem- ber paychecks. Iron Age, which sometimes re-- fleets 'industry attitudes, said: "Even if the industry reacts vi- olently against a Kaiser-type con- tract, one settlement nevertheless creates its own pressure for fur- ther peaceful agreements." It also said there is a growing feeling both by union and manage- ment that a nonstrike settlement best serve then- respective interests. Regardless of this "prospect, the magazine said, the likelihood of negotiations, and attending uncer- tainties, probably will result in a: lopsided pattern for 1963 produc- tion. Appeals Court Orders New Trial For French OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The 'death sentence of James D. French, 25 was1 set aside by the state Court of Criminal Appeals today despite his pleas to be ex- ecuted. A new- trial was ordered for French because at -his previous trail he was twice brought before the jury handcuffed -and- bound with a six-inch leather belt. French surprisingly wrote, the court last month asking it not to set aside his death sentence. He said he was guilty of killing his cellmate, Eddie Shelton, Oct. 1961, and wanted to die in the electric chair. When he strangled Shelton, French was serving a life term for murder in Lincoln County. In setting conviction, Presiding Judge Kirksey Nix wrote: "A prisoner or convict is entitled to the same fan. and im- partial trial, and is to be. cloaked with full benefit of. innocence to which all men are entitled." Nine years ago Nix, as a state senator, authored an Oklahoma law which prohibits a defendant .from being tried "in chains1, and, shackles." This-law was an outgrowth .of the Carl Austin DeWolf case alew' yeairs .earlier. DeWolf-was sent- enced to death for the slaying of a Tulsa policeman. a.defense verely, criticized the court he now because it refused to reverse the conviction on the g r o u nd s DeWolf was tried in Mealiest man in town: One who locks his wife in the bedroom with 20 and no mirror. (Copr. :Gen.. Tea. Corp.) ment .proceedings against him, but he successfully defended him- self in this was elect- ed to the appellate court. French wrote two letters to the court and told reporters in an in- terview he wants to die because of the "sordid-and wretched life" he has lived. He told the court to reverse the conviction "would do -irrevocable damage'to our system of juris- prudence." In recent weeks his defense at- torney has pressed for .a reversal over his -client's.-objections: French was'to have died, but this was an appeal to: the Court 'ofv.Criminal Appeals. Nix said'.'bringing a'prisoner into'the in :handcuffs prejudices-the..jury. jur- ors "would the conclusion that .the defendant'was a dangerous criminal .who had "to be chained and shackled to.pre- vent his; escape, or prohibit him from doing harm'to others, or any act of. violence." Novel Goes On Film 'LOS'ANGELES Joseph E. Levine says. his 'com- pany 'will "make 'Henry Miller's controversial novel 'of Cancer" mto -a Levine, president. of; Embassy said Tuesday first shooting is scheduled setting for the book, The .novel ,1s1 banned from sale Heart Ailment Hospitalizes Senator Kerr WASHINGTON (AP) Oklaho- ma Sen. Robert S. Kerr will be hospitalized at least 10 days .for observation for a possible heart his doctors say, but should be able to return to con- gress .when it-convenes in Jan- uary.. Kcrr's personal physician, Dr. Dr. James K Keating, said Tues- day there suspicion ol a. cardiac The 66- year-old-senator entered, the hos- pital for what was'.described' as infection." Dr. Bernard Walsh, a heart spe- cialist' assisting Keating, con- firmed there -is-suspicion 'of hear said has-.been' -pain re- cently, for two or., three months.1' -Kerr is not iconfined'.to .bed Walsh-said. "He's such person" it's hard- -to .keep him down! We' are just sitting on him a--while." Walsh said 'Kerr' may "-have to "tone down his the -job all right. There's no question about that." Walsh, emphasized -that Kerr's condition is not considered ser ious. Kerr, who served as: Oklahoma governor from. 1942-46, .was-re elected to his th Senate In Oklahoma City, Dean McGee a'business associate of JKerr, sai( "I talked'.tO'the'doctor, yesterday He was completely worn ie, nothing wrong 'and', that of cash. Havana relatives of the .-pris- New.York attorney B. f.Castro Demanded Donovan led- a team negotia- ors into .a new bound -of talks with Castro Tuesday night'. Large stores .of donated drugs ind'fooid 'were being -assembled near Miami, Fla., in case the.ex- change goes through. Donovan, who -arranged the rade of U2 pilot .Francis Gary 'owers for Russian spy Rudolph Abel '-early, this :'year, arrived Tuesday on a third trip, to Ha- rana in his effort to.effect-the re- ease of the .Cubans captured in the invasion .of April 1961. With him were-Alvaro Sanchez and Mrs, Virginia Betancourt, of- other a ruling will ,be. required .by the Interna Hevenue Service that- the. con- ributions are-'deductible.. It is the assumption in Wash- ington that ..Castro-will accept the retail price of the drugs as pay- ment against the million he ias demanded for the-release 01 the prisoners. Food could .make up the remainder. The Cuban Families Commit- tee has raised an undisclosed amount of funds. The administration has taken to conceal the extent of its role in attempting to win release of the prisoners. "Sympathetic" The official line has been, President .Kennedy told his news conference last week, .that a private .committee .was handling the .matter and he was "sy'mpa thetic" with its objectives. No body familiar with': the details however, that the tax de- duction suggestion originated with the drug manufacturers. Lincoln State Depart ment spokesman, has said1 tha federal agencies "are facilitating or helping- in' any. way they cai because of the sympathetic feel ing of this government in lease of these prisoners." White -declined to commen Tuesday, on whether the govern ment-is .contributing money: o' food and medicine for the release of the .prisoners. Actors Get Golden Apples HOLLYWOOD -Did- may be freed soon "God will- ing.'" Sources close to the .negotiators said the.prisoners, if freed, prob- ably will be flown to Miami in chartered planes. million for their liberty but agreed later to take food and medicine instead icials of. the' Cuban Families composed of pris- oners' .relatives. They went to the home of Mrs, 3crta Barreto, another' negotia- and soon, after Castro sum- moned .them.' Mrs. Barreto said' the' prisoners oners perked up on hearing re- ports from the ..United- States of the shipment of tons of these sup- plies to Opa-Locka. airfield .near Miami. The reports included these de- tails: Castro demanded million worth of drugs, million .in equipment, ..million in pow- dered milk and million in .baby foods. He supplied long lists of the drugs wanted. This totals only million at manufacturers' list prices, but Donovan said some time ago Castro could put his own value on -the stocks. It was understood: the prisoners would be released on.delivery of 20. per cent' .of the amount de- manded and .a pledge for the balance. The Air .Transport Association, an organization of aviation .execu- iv.es, said eight domestic airlines were cooperating to. .transport pounds' of supplies to .-the. request of the Red Iross.. Eight trucking firms were mov- ing pounds of supplies to Opa-Locka free' of charge.: The '435-foot. freighter African Pilot, loaned y the Farrell Lines the Red Cross, was steaming to Port Everglades, to pick up the load if': the exchange .is. completed. Fifteen shipping com- panies had.combined to. finance ihe-.water transportation. Paul Willis, president. of the Grocery Manufacturers. Associa- said his. organization had taken from charge of .soliciting manufacturers and food the response has been very gener- IUS." .The Pharmaceutical. Manufac- turers' Association coordinated drug donations.1 U.S.' State '-Department .source's said Donovan and the families committee had been ..quite sue cessful in soliciting, drug -dona tions. GQP Wants Time -TV WASHINGTON.. Re- publican .National Committee plans to ask the-radio and televi- sion, networks for a "comparable'' form to offset President Ken- nedy's ..national ..rocking chair interview. But whom" We Republicans would'put on the airways to speak for- the the forum is uncertain. The Republican most frequently mentioned by members of his par- ty is. former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. But Eisenhower worked hard for the GOP in the recent campaign, 'and there is some reluctance to ask. him 'to as- sume a big new task. Republican reaction to: Ken- nedy's taped Monday night, radio and television interview, perhaps is best summarized by Rep. Clar- ence J..Brown.of Ohio, a veteran of 24'years in Congress. was the cleverest ..piece of political public relations 'I have ever Brown said. "The President handled himself very However, Brown 'added, "Many of. the President's statements could .be subject'to further discus- The Republican 'National Com-' mittee-laid the groundwork for a comparable' forum with a .state- ment issued Tuesday- by its pub- lic '.director, William1 B.' U. S. Mission TpU.Nv UNITED NATIONS, U.S. military, mis-, sion Vas dispatched-.to U.N. head- quarters today'to begin' carrying out. a White .House promise of new military, equipment to beef up the U.N. force in the Congo. A U.N. spokesman.said.the mis-' sion, led'by .Lt. Gen. Louis .Tru- man, would go to the Congo after- conferring with Secretary-Gener- al U Thant, who- has warned, that the U.N. will .-exert all-pressures short of shooting to end the; se- cession of Katanga Province. U.S. Ambassador Adlai E. Stev- enson conferred with.. Thant for nearly two- hours Tuesday night on the explosive Congo situation. He said the United States acted at the .secretary-general's behest. Informed sources said the 'U.S.' contribution -would consist mainly of air transport.'-equipment.. "The United Stales, has been doing all'it could for a long time to support the- U.N. operation in Sprague .Jr. A formal demand for "equal time" might- raise-.legal issues ;be-; cause' federal law1 requires -'this only in the. case of'political cahdi-, dates.' Officially, at was "speaking.as' Stevens .not ,m.-cm-Won picked '.up- 'golden apples, Tuesday as'Hollywood's most" cooperative actor and The .Hollywood; Club; which- sponsors 'the'annual .Shamed Doris 'Day and Warren the: -most' uncoop- erative 'acting 'pair; Actress. Bar- Stanwyck handed; out the" ap- Chamberlain plays, the-title, role in the "Dr.- .television series. Miss iSteven'si formerly ap- peared Eye" he will' run" Sen. Jack that .'if :'the-. GOP 'Is given1 time ,to; answer Eisenhower and1. Rep: should BULLETIN v of Oklahoma Electric Co: -common stock the Stevenson, told news men. ".'This .request from the sec equipmen is only a .further 'step in 'the pro gram for'moral support." Stevenson said 'he knew nothinj about, possible'use of U.S.'troops in the' Congo or about any1 new Soviet power bid' in. the dividet African nation.. U.S. sources at. the Bahama meeting of President Kennedj and Prime Minister Macmillan said U.S.' leaders fear a new Kremlin attempt to extend Sovie influence into the Congo if' the continued secession of Katangs results in the fall of Premier Cyr ille Adoula's moderate centra Congo government. in Nassau said Trt man's'group will survey the mil itary situation in the Congo a. well -s the equipment needs' of th U.N.. force..'' (Continued on Two) State Probes Ha Of Surplus Properties TULSA state Board of Affairs has assigned-an investi- gator to look intp-landling, of sur- plus a'subject involved; in indictments against .four' meh- here; Carl board, .''said ...investigator -.Wendell .G. .Bra'wley'.was. directed .to.1.re-', enter "the-.irivestig'ation.rlast.. week, after work .of a ..grand, jury :here: raised a .'.question'; of-, possible'' fa-' state..: agency; .Brawley-did'some work.in.aireaf-. .Eldon. .di- rector for .the state erty Agency, was'orie.-pf'four.men named-on 11 .indictments-returned by the.'grand: jury He is with.'-th'ff .three in.'transfersMofs which, aUegedly.ide-. frauded: the'Tulsa School District.: today! by'dfrectore. a iqrmerCCaddd-. County (Continued on sheriff, was suspended Tuesday pending the'outcome of the charg against.him................, He was'named on only.one coun1 Two directors, A'.'Willard Cunningham 63, and R. H. and son, -Robert I 38, were named' on- other consp racy .-and' -.embezzlement.-indie; .ments, .most: of -stemmin 'from surplus property handling.. All four are free on.bond. Boye is due for arraignment-Thursday The other, pleas, at and preliminary-hearings were se for Jan. 22.'''- In school, told'1'.Tuesday. o plans audito 'for- up handl Leaders Confer In Bahamas NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) president Kennedy and British Prime Minister Har-' Id Macmillan'today began tie -first'of their'formal meetings of; their'little sum- mit conference. They were'believed to. lie, .ealing with-the possibility f a in the .Con- go. The .two leaders were smiling; ut nevertheless appeared grave s they began their-session in a uxurious seaside mansion m. Indications were.that a series of op-ranking, problems would, be 'quicldy, including''.the !eep- British-American controver- >y. over the. future of the Skybolt missile. McNamara The' President- was accompan- ed by Defense' Secretary Robert S, McNamara and Undersecretary of State: George. W. Ball. The prime minister had with him For- Jgn Secretary Lord'Home and De- 'ense Secretary Peter Thorney- croft.. i The U.S. and 'British govern- ment chiefs-plunged into two'days of "study of complex; cold''war problems under a cloud of .gloom generated by' a" 'deep British- American controversy over the futui'e'-of ,'the'Skybplt leaders .feel there1 very real "danger of "a renewed; Soviet thrust- into -the Congo should 'the. crisis generated by the Katanga Province lead, to the collapse'of the moderate Leopoldvifle govern- ment. .Unconcerned The British did not appear to be as concerned as their Amer- can allies about .the .Congo-pros- pects. One of. Kennedy's aims .at this .meeting.in this sun-splashed British'island resort was to em- phasize to Macmillan- U.S. views of what might.be done to-defend the Congo against any new Soviet attempt at penetration. A U.N. spokesman announced Tuesday' night that 'the United States, is sending an eight-man military mission headed by Lt Gen. Louis W. cousin of former President Harry S. Truman, to the Congo to'survey the military needs of the U.N. force there prior'to-the'supplying of more American equipment to the U.N. troops. Study Problems U.S.- government sources here said Truman's .mission would sur- vey not only the equipment situa- tion but also, the whole military prospect. These' sources -did not exclude the possibility that in an extreme crisis the Kennedy ad- ministration .would consider send- ing American forces'to the Congo. There was some speculation in the .corridors', here that one pur- pose' of the' U.s; 'move- was to. warn- Moscow-the. U.S. -govern- ment is alert to all possibilities in the., Congo1, and' ready for any '.The President "and .the prime minister met'-informally for an hour or :less in preparation-foe their .brass- itacks meetings today- and Thurs- "day.-v Talk Missiles Earlier the two leaders con- ferred .'with their aides on matters to be discussed. These include the future of- the -.Skybolt. Britain. Has.based her nuclear BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Mutinous' prison guards bent on revenge for the slaying of their comrades went'.gunning.for. rioting convicts and.-fcept-crowded, Villa de Voto' murderous uproar, until 4 a.m...to- day. "Police sources said 10- guards were'killed and four critically-in- jured when 400 convicts tried-to break jail and rioted for .10. hours. After the convicts surrendered, more than 100 guards, went on a rampage and killed or seriously wounded. 19.prisoners, unofficial, ''v The 15 hours of rioting.and', gun- fire iri Villa-de Vote's; damp 'corridors finally ended about two: hpurs'.-aft'er, 100 guards, believed most .ac- .vengeful'..retaliation, sped. through the, prison gates. The rioting at Villa de Voto, where transient-prisoners .and-' convicted be- ing eruptea .'at :p.m; .Tuesday when, six-prisoners, made break for They" ers -and pistols' crudely .assembled from. smuggled! -parts.1 on guards: and seizing..' 20' hostages, including a..prison chaplain. The joined .by'l-.the 400 inmates.'-in.', .'blocks-. ;aild, barricaded .themselves there; -Hernandd hostage- in one told'.'-'two.; eat their supper, arid'then', shot, them in the'back. itf-ilw, other cell block said one' ringleader wanted to but''was re- strained', by. other prisoners. .City, Judge Leopbldo Insaurral- at returned after minutes the: rioters were in. an ugly-mood and; vowed, to the hostages- were :in Wild'shooting1 continued into the night; until' Col; Migaer Paiva, di- rector of-, penal: .'.institutes, an- .that the hostages'had.been mutiny He ordered the guards to take theOTgleaders.back cells -the prison .-re- belled 'orders and. went on a manhunt. -.Crying "-We- will.kiU'.them the invaded' blocks. -At. leas .four, ringleaders were'.'reportec killed by: a machine-gun burst.- Intermittent gunfire 'cpritinuec for', more: than, four hours; "Paiva' resignation- i '-order had Despite officia said-no (Contlnutd on Two) High temperature In Ada TUCT- 64 followed by an overnight low of 54. The reading at 7 a.m. today was 54. Cloudy this 'afternoon through Thursday; scattered Ught rain central and .east portions Oils afternoon and north portion .tonight and Thurs- day; a little warmer central and east portions, this afternoon; west'and aorth Thurtday; low- tonight 32 northwest to 55 south-- east; highy Thursday .wtst.to 66 ioutheast.