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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Doomsday talk isn't confined to India stargazers as witness the office pessimist who quietly interjected that lovely little word "tornado" into the general discussion of the unseasonably fine February weather Jobs Play Vital Role In E.G. College Life, P-6 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Show Up At E.C. Tourney, Sports ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1962 33 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Kennedy Tightens Squeeze On Cuba With Full Ban On Imports Embargo's Designed To Halt .M 11 I Exporting Of Red Subversion! Maitm Marietta UttlCldl Questions Bid On Bridges WASHINGTON Kennedy tightened the U. S, economic squeeze on Cuba Saturday, ordering a complete ban on imports of Cuban products. The ac- tion will cost Cuba million a year. Administration officials said that the embargo, effec- tive next Wednesday, will be a severe blow to the ability of Prime Minister "Fidel Castro to export Communist subversion to other Latin-American countries. His dollar income last year was under Sl'OO million, i officials said, so the new U. S. action will reduce it by COUNCIL PROJECT: Student Council members at Adi Larry Graham, senior class preiident; Judy Lamirand sec- Hiah School added a touch of yellow paint to limiting retary; Virginia Couch, Linda Robertson and Jane England, boundaries of auto parking space, in front of the ichool council preiident. Assisting the seniors were sophomore and Saturday morning. These senior members reported that the junior council members. They were Sharon Wood, Barbara paint had worn badly since it was last applied that "in- Harris, Karen Hamernik, Betty Kay Orebaugh, Gail Stephens fractions" were getting more than common. Left to right are and Jill Staff _______ Sfdrgazers Hedge On Doomsday NEW DELHJ, India (AP) Doomsday arrived quietly Satur- day and an increasing number of stargazers began to find mitigat- ing influences in the planet group- ing in the heavens which had been seen as the omen of evil. Some said the prayer meetings going on all over the Hindu coun- tries of India and Nepal had pro- pitiated the gods. One holy man said the moon had taken a favor- able shift. Nevertheless, millions of super- stitious Hindus still worried, since the time of danger forecast by the astrologers continues through Monday. The astrologers had pre- dicted great natural calamities and manmade disasters, for the .period of the conjunction of plan- by the Hindu count, in- cluding sun and moon and an im- aginary one of a representation of the swallowing of the moon by a serpent. Mercury, Venus. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all lined up com- paratively close together with the sun and the moon. The conjunc- tion will cause an eclipse of the Sun Mondav, visible in Borneo and out at sea in the Pacific. The eclipse will not be visible in the United States. There was slightly less traffic than usual on New Delhi streets Saturday. Some worried about a great prayer meeting scheduled for the capital. It began in a token way because the special pavilion in which it was held had to be re- built to conform with an auspi- cious formula. Most prayers and the sacrificing of 3'r: tons of offer- ings in a sacred fire began late. The question was: Was it too late to do any good? In Singapore, Buddhists and Hindus were called to prayer to offset the disaster predicted by astrologers. Yellow-robed Budd- (Continued on Page Two) E.C. Enrollment Shows Increase Enrollment at East Central State CoLlege is. at the end of the first showing gains over that of a years ago for the spring semester. Some students continue to come in and a closer count won't be available until around Feb. 12. says Harvey Faust, regis- trar. Official census date is Feb. 15. As of Friday, an unofficial tal- ly of undergraduate day students showed a gain of S3. Graduate en- rollment is 91. but when complet- ed is expected to surpass last year's mid-year total of 110. Un- dergraduate evening classes at present trail the total of a year ago, 70 to 90. and will probably end up below that larger figure. Mid-year total enrollment nor- mally slips froin 10 to 12 per cent below that o fthe big fall numbers. Byrd Proposes Sale Of Excess Stockpiled Strategic Material WASHINGTON Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., proposed Saturday that Con- gress direct President Kennedy to sell billion in stockpiled strategic materials and use the receipts to balance the budget. "If we could get money from this excessive accumulation of materials flowing into the Treasury we might be able to balance the budget and keep from in- creasing the budget Byrd said in an interview. Byrd disclosed he has agreed to clear the road for an investigation by a special committee headed by Sen. Stuart Symington, D-Mo., of what Kennedy called the excessive stockpiling of billion in war emergency items. The- Senate is expected to be asked to approve a outlay for a staff to in- quire into the situation before the group begins hearings in about a month. Senate Republican leaders had urged Byrd, a conservative critic of many adminis- tration policies, to undertake the inquiry through the Joint Committee on Reduc- tion of Nonessential Federal Expenditures which he .heads. For a time it appeared possible that there might be a collateral hearing by both the Symington and Byrd one-third this year. While clamping the embargo on imports, Kennedy specifically authorized the continued sale of U. S. food and medicine to Cuba. Officials said also that airline and telephone service to C u b a would not be affected. The trade embargo, officials said, is only one of several steps Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk are planning. Their aim is to fasten n kind of eco- nomic, military and political stranglehold around the island country which all other American governments now officially regard as a Communist beachhead in the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. government itself is understood to be strengthening and extending its air and sea pa- trols over the international waters around Cuba. Diplomatic efforts will be un- Limits Pose No Problem-Except By GEORGE GURLEY Not infrequently city police nip local motorists on speeding charg- es. Many of these drivers have in- sisted they were not aware of speed limits in the city. Actually, there should be little problem.'With two exceptions, the entire city has a common speed limit (with the exception of spe- cialized areas, school zones, etc.) and that limit is 25 miles per hour. The first exception is north from the railroad tracks on North Broadway where the State High- way Department has installed higher limits. Signs so advise the motorist, Exception The second exception is along Mississippi Avenue. A 35 mph lim- it is in force on this street. Under the new highway safety code pass- ed by the 1961 legislature, this is the lowest limit a municipality can impose on a street or highway within the corporate limits of a city where such street or high- way is constructed with state or federal funds. This section is particularly con- cerned with the modern, four-lane thoroughfares which are express- ly designed to move greater vol- umes of traffic at greater speeds. Liinits Vary While it is true that most of Ada has a common speed limit, this presumes the driver is well' in- formed as to the exact location of the city's corporate boundaries. And herein lies the rub. A case in point: On the North Mississippi by- pass, on the east side of the road, the city limits run out to Garden- On the westside of the by- groups but Byrd made it clcar Saturday his commit- tee will- not -play-a direct Kennedy called for an investiga- tion by a Senate Armed Services subcommittee on stockpiling which Symington heads. Subse- quently the White House said it was up to the Senate to decide which committee should do the job. id his committee-which the 35 mph limit out to the Strike and Spare Lanes while just across the highway the two south- bound lanes may zoom along at 65 mph until they hit Fourth Street. Confusing And if you think this is confus- ing, how about Arlington, or Fifth Street? Kennedy to lift the classification which covers about billion of the materials on ;hand. "We intend to make all the in- formation we have available to Sen. Symington's jByrd said. Byrd said it is his understand- ing that Kennedy has authority to sell nonagricultural products in east, out in the vicinity of the Rol low home. On the north side of Arlington, the city limits halt just past the McBride Clinic. The hill which approaches the stop light at the hospital and St. Joseph Drive is in a step-down speed zone for westbound drivers. But, even so, drivers are faced with a rather curious situation. Eastbound drivers, according to the law, can only move at speeds of 25 mph until they are out of the city limits, near the Nazarene Church. Westbound drivers, ap- proaching the city, can drive at speeds of 65 mph in the other lane up until they are near the Dog (Continued on Page Two) he thinks Congress ought to direct !the sale of the S3.4 billion in sup- plies Kennedy said have accumu- lated above national defense needs. Byrd has been given confiden- tial reports on the products which ,have been purchased, some of ;them under 10-year contracts imade under previous administra- tions. But he said he has had to keep this information "locked up in a safe." "There is no reason that I can see why the public should not have this information, just as the President Byrd added. From other sources it was learned that more than billion (Continued on Page Two) dertaken next week to get Canada and other Allied countries trading with Cuba to bring their policies into line with those of the United States and other American gov- ernments. A meeting of the Organization of American States is set for Wednesday. The United. States and various other member.; will press then for speedy action to devise an antisubvcrsion strategy for protection of-Red-menaced coun- tries, particularly those in the Caribbean area. The ban on imports was a ma- jor blow to the Cuban cigar man- ufacturing industry at Tampa, Fla. Cuban tobacco constituted about 90 per cent of the mil- lion of U.S. purchases from Cuba last year. The industry appears to be in a state of confusion. Hurried con ferences were called among lead- i -of the industry Saturday. However, no one would comment on plans for the future of the manufacturing trade. "The industry will regulate production to make best use of said James Corral, cigar manufacturing executive. Corral did predict that if the embargo lasts more than two years the industry probably will suffer permanent damage. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg will pro- vide all help possible lo the or people involved in manu- facturing cigars made from Cuban (Continutd on Page Two) Paris Police Stand Ready For Trouble PARIS were poised outside Paris Saturday night and more than antiriot police stood ready in the city to repel the uprising which a great many Frenchmen think will be attempt- ed by the right-wing secret army to break up prospective independ- ence for Algeria. In Algiers and Oran, where the terrorist European underground has gunned down opponents in the j palm-lined streets in an effort to! keep Algeria French, troops and police also.stood edgily alert. French and Algerian nationalist negotiators are widely reported, though without official confirma- tion, to have reached at least a basic agreement on the eventual independence of Algeria after sev- en years of bloodshed. Some felt the ruling rebel bodies A spokesman for Martin-Mariet- ta Corporation expressed c o n- cern after developments Friday when firms submitted bids before the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on supplying materials (or 74 bridges on the southwestern turn- pike. Martin-Marietta submitted a bid of on the project. Oper- ating as a joint venture, four stab steel fabricators also bid on the project, not once, but twice. Capitol Steel and Iron Co., Rob- berson Steel Co., W. W. Steel Co.. all of Oklahoma City, and the Flint Steel Co., Tulsa, are the four firms and the joint venture is known as the Oklahoma Turnpike Steel Fabricators. Their first- bid, based upon specifications as issued by the de- signing engineer, was for cred in specifications or design, will adequately protect the people of Oklahoma, the Authority itself and the bond buyers." No official action has evidently I been taken on the bids. H. E. Bai- Tom A. Thomas Jr., Oklahoma j ley.' consulting engineer for the City manager for Martin-Mariet- authority, took the bids under ta, said the second bid from the i review and will make a recom- not seen much use in this state. Using this material as a base, this company submitted a second bid of or roughly under the bid from Martin-Mariet- ta. four steel companies was con- tained in a separate envelope. Thomas, if his firm secures the contract, will serve as project manager for the turnpike job. Thomas said Martin-Marietta was "concerned" over develop- ments at the bidding and possible irregularity. He noted that the de- signing engineer did not call for any bids above and beyond the specifications as issued using the heavier steel or prestressed con- crete. He said his firm planned They also put forward a second- bid based on the use of a light- sitate a change in specifications and design. This steel has report- edly been used elsewhere but has would itself undertake calculations based on the new material and design. "I he said, "if ac- ceptance of this material, not cov- Lions Club Invites Candidates To Talk The Ada Lions Club Tuesday will do its bit toward in- forming the electorate on the relative merits of the gub- mendation later. He noted that the newer steel has been used nation- ally and is acceptable to the Bur- eau of Roads but has not been' utilized much in Oklahoma. Thomas said that if his firm was successful with the contract, the beams would be produced in the plant at Ada. And Ada with its historic link with the cement industry has a certain stake in the proceedings. In fact, prestressed concrete ma- terial has only recently been writ- ten into specifications for bridges in this state. A successful bid on this project might well go a long way toward opening up the situa- tion for additional prestressed ma- terial in bridge building. Senator Calls For Censor Showdown ernatorial candidates. WASHINGTON Fran- cis Case. R-S.D., said Saturday congressional self-respect requires might app'rove or reject -On Tuesday, State Senator Fred Harris, Lawton; tlement by Feb. 6 or 7, before be the featured speaker at the civic club's_ luncheon the beginning of Ramadan, the meeting. month when Moslems fast eachj Harris day from sunrise to sunset. is the leader in a parade of men who are i seeking the chief executive's post for Oklahoma. He Fears of a putsch by the secret wUJ followed on Feb 13 by preston Moore, George army in Algeria, with a companion uprising in France, are the subject of daily conversations- amonj, Frenchmen. The announcement of jVltahon have also gone to an agreement might ignite such a former Governor Raymond final and desperate effort. jGary and Bill Atkinson. Whether President Charles dej jjm Gassaway, well-known lo- Gaulle, supremely confident of his j cai attorney, is directing cam- Mikovsky is set for Feb. 30 and George Nigh will appear on March 13. Letters of in- own judgment and ability to lead the nation, will make some an- nouncement in his widely heralded Baby's Slates Annual Meet The annual mcclinR of the Ada Industrial Development Corporation will be held at p.m. Monday. The meeting is set for the ballroom in (he Aldridge Hntnl. Bernard Howard. AIDC president, urged all stockhold- ers to attend. (Continutd on Page Two) Born In On Way To Hospital It was another one of those mad races with time Thursday night when Mrs. J. H. Davis Jr., Strat- ford, gave birth to her first baby boy. Mrs. Davis, with the help of her husband and an ambulance driver with some know-how on childbirth, delivered the baby only four miles out of Stratford en route to a Wynnewood hospital. The driver, Charles Powell, in- structed Davis through a panel window of the ambulance. Davis and his wife did the rest. The baby, unnamed as yet, weighed six pounds. Mrs. Davis is j reported in good condition in a Wynnewood hospital. The Davis' have six other chil- dren all girls. They range in ages from 12 to 2 years. paign activities for Harris in Ada and this area. He said the Lawton legislator would be in town for two days, Tuesday and Wednes- jday, and is anxious to widen his circle of acquaintances here. j The Lions Club luncheon will be I open to the public. They may at- tend the luncheon. Or. if they de- sire, they can come to the main ballroom in the Aldridge Hotel at about p.m. which is approx- imately the time set for Harris to make his address. Gassaway said he was confi- dent Harris would put forward his political platform and be avail- able after the meeting for discus- sion with interested voters. Senator Harris is a recognized leader in state government, hav- ing served six years and three sessions as a member of the Okla- homa State Senate, representing Comanche and Cotton counties. Born and reared on a Cotton County farm, he is a graduate of Walters High-School .and holds a degree in government and history and a law degree "with distinc- tion" from the University of Okla- (Continued on Pagt Two) FRED HARRIS Clarion Call Still Sounds Locals'Remain Staple Item For Newspapers Despite Changes OKLAHOMA Fair Saturday night and Sunday. Partly cloudy night, turning cooler northwest. Low 42 to 50; high Sunday 74-78. The mercury climbed to a surprising 82 degrees Saturday after registering 45 at 7 a.m. The reading at 5 p.m. Saturday 78. For purposes of comparison the reading on the same (late in were a high of 51, at 7 a.m. reading of 20 and at 5 pjn. reading of 38. By ERNEST THOMPSON There is no more "venerable in- stitution than the newspaper "lo- cals" column. "Locals" have survived all the giant innovations in news collect- ing made during the past century. Copyrighted .columns, telepho- tos, clever cartoonists, color pho- tography, new type faces, expand- ed feature writing they're all a part of the revolution- in news reporting. But, when everything's said and done, the 'old "locals" column is i still with us-and likely to be here ifor some time to come. A "local" is an animal of many colors. Sometimes, it's called a "per- sonal" or a "news brief." But, its essence and function are the same, whatever it's called to produce for the readers the common, everyday occurrences that have little widespread news value, but provide a cogent report of what happens in the daily life of the community. How has such an institution sur- vived? Perhaps the greatest reason is the flexibility of the "local." Today's "personal" news1 item is-a vastly different' thing from the one commonly published 50 years ago. In the beginning, a "locals" col- umn was a polyglot of gossip items, bizarre advertising gim- micks, editorial comments and witty sayings. For examples, let us turn back to some editions .of The Ada Eve- ning News, circa 1901. There was very little that es- caped notice in the "locals" col- umn in those days. For instance, one declared; 'IE. L...Steed has a pair of nice shoes he is selling cheap. Sec him." Another exhorted: "Go to- the National and get some of those nice Suspiciously, .the column noted: "An immense number of strang- ers have registered at the differ- ent hotels in this place the past week." Patent medicines were in their hey-day and the "locals" column was filled with such claims as: "Piso's Cure For Consumption is an infallible medicine for coughs, colds and all similar ail- ments." "Rheumatism, neuralgia, sore- ness, pain, sore throat and all bod- ily suffering is relieved at once by Wizard Oil. Internally and extern- ally." "Too mucli sweet stuff puts the stomach out of order. A dose of Prickly Ash Bitters corrects the trouble, restores appetite and good digestion." Some of them were semi-humor- ous and attention-getting: "Aunt Lucindy always carries Lightning Oil around with her. jtion will terminate Says it's fine for swellings, tooth-[ But, perhaps the most-striking ache, colic, weak back and back-' thing about the early "locals" ache, cuts, burns, neuralgia and were their function as editorial catarrh. Aunt Lucindy has grand'children and ought to know j A few examples: what she's talking about.'.', j "We deplore the feeling of spite "Impure baking powders injure and spleen which the people of the stomach. Use the baking pow- i Roff and Francis have displayed der called Perfect and have good j toward Ada. They say 'Ada is stomachs and good bread. W. C. j building too fast'.or 'Ada's elec- Rollow." itric lights are too or These are typical "preferred lo-.'Ada isn't big as as it looks.' The cals" of the time. But, the "lo-: Roff Eagle's comments just 'prove cais" column was much that Ada is-here to stay as than an advertising media. In a city. Ada has them all badly on fact, it included just about every-'the thing a newspaper-could do. "Abe Wilder, the Negro brute There.was the standard "person-i who last week murdered Mrs. al such as VRev. E. A. I Caldwell near Deaver, Texas, has Hardy is out again after some days illness with and "The cotton crops look good again this and "Prof. -Scarbor- ough is in the city in the interest of education. We are as yet un- able lo say whether his proposi- been caught and incinerated.' .Two Negroes shared the same fate- at Pierce City, Mo., -for criminally assaulting "a young white lady by the name of Casellewild: Served the brutes right." "If Bob J. is not for Lee Cruce, it just goes to show he.doesn't have enough sense lo know what's good for him and shouldn't be al- lowed to vote anyhow." People who were wrongly ac- cused often took advantage of the "locals" column to set the record straight: "To whom it may con- cern .'The report that I have been seen on the streets several times recently in an intoxicated condition is a wilful and malicious lie.'.1 There were also bits of humor: "A Kansas City boy was run over by an automobile. Had he been in Ada, he would have had the same chance." "A Negro came to the News to- day- and asked for classified ad- vertising. He said he wanted to look for his wife a job.-You must admire that fellow. It's not just any man these days who have enough get up and go to look for (Continued on Twe) Court Sets Fast Pace On Saturday Ada's Municipal Court was con- ducted at a frantic pace Saturday as more than 20 cases we're handled, including one involving the city's second traffic accident of the month. The mishap occurred Friday at p.m. near Fourteenth and Rennie. Cars driven by Edward L. Low- ery, 55, 413 East Eighth, and Lin- da Kay Hensley, 20, 520" East Parkway were stopped at a traf- fic signal, according to police, when a third vehicle, driven by Delpha Armstrong, 38, 403 West Thirteenth, rammed into '.he re.-n- of the Hensley car, knocking it into Lowery's.- Police charged Armstrong with reckless driving and driving with- out a license. A fine of was as- sessed on the driving- license charge and the reckless driving case will be held- next week. Samuel E. Brashier, 41, Laveda Davenport, 47, and Eva Belle Stanfili, 55, were charged with speeding. Stanfili pleaded not guilty. Charged with public drunken- ness were Robert Lee Underwood, 51: Alva L. Harp. 62; Arlye Elmo Davis, 45: Nick Worcester. 46; Wynona Pettigrew, 40; Eli Nelson, 39; -Raymond Billey, 42; and Ed- ward Lyda, 50. J. B. Jennings. 20, was charged with operating a vehicle with an ra showdown in a row between Sec- retary of Defense Robert S. Me- Namara and a Senate investigat- jing subcommittee. McNamara and the subcommit- tee were reported still at logger- heads over the secretary's refusal to tell its members which Penta- gon censors had altered the texts of specific anti-Communist speech- es prepared for delivery by mili- tary officers. The secretary said he would shoulder full responsibility, rather than let subordinates face possible criticism for having obeyed his di- rectives. He explained he felt it would'injure department morale to expose subordinates. McNamara has disclosed the censors' names but not what spe- cific censoring they Subcommittee members. Case among them, have been talking of possible contempt of Congress ci- tations to back their demands for the information. McNamara has indicated belief that if anyone is to be cited for contempt it should be he and not any censor. who might refuse, on his orders, to answer questions. A peace conference between Mc- Namara and a delegation from the subcommittee ended Friday with both sides described as giving no sign of budging. They are to meet again this week. The inquiry is in recess. Case told a reporter "the sub- committee in self-respect will have to assert the right of Congress to (Continued on Page Two) Adan Is Jailed After Fighting With Policeman Oscar John Pettigrew, 33, of Ada, is being held in city jail fol- lowing what police say was an at- tempt to stab a city pliceman Friday afternoon. Pettigrew will probably be held for county officials. Police said Pettigrew and an- other man. Nick Worcester, 46, were fighting about p'.m. Fri- day in the 200 block of West Twelfth when Patrolman Ray Hammock attempted to break up the scuffle. Officers said Pettigrew then turned on Hammock and attempt- ed to assault him with a "vege- table" knife. Other policemen ar- rivet on the scene and Pettigrew was jailed. (Contfnutd on Twe) Modern generals sell their lives a copy. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;