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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA EVENING NEWS 58TH YEAR NO. 285 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1962 34 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Romney Won't Discuss Plans For '64 Race DETROIT Romney declared himself- a Republican candidate for governor of Michigan Satur- day, but refused to be drawn into a discussion of anyi possible presidential hopes in 1964. Romney said at a news conference he would request Law, was named to receive the a leave of absence Monday as chairman and president coveted fellowship. Adan Wins Area Qualifies For Special Aid Grant For Law Study Lee West Receives Ford Funds For Study At Harvard A prominent voung Ada attorney was named last week as one of four lawyers in Ihe United States to receive a Ford Foundation fel- lowship for graduate study at Harvar By W. D. LITTLE JR.' Pontotoc County became eligible this weekend for development funds, federal re- These funds are to be used in various approved create new p-crnlancnt merit Program and gain approval of state office, headed by Leland Corn-ley. Once programs are ap- proved. consideration will be giv- en to assistance for specific proj- ects aim-id at creating permanent economic opportunities." In Charg University of Oklahoma School of of American Motors Corp., a job, to seek the S25.000 one now held by first-term Gov. John B. Swainson. a Democrat. The industrialist, however, said he would not become an active candidate until Michigan's con- stitutional convention, to which he is an elected delegate, has completed its months-long job of Dr. John P. Densford. educa- drafting a new constitution "with GOP Holds District Meet At Shawnee tional professor at East Central State College, was elected chair- man of the Fourth Congressional District central committee for the Republican party at a meeting held Friday in Shawnee. Mrs. Jay Bell of Seminole was elected vice chairman. the very heart and core of good or until "f am sat- isfied that such is clearly destined to be the case." The convention has set an April 1 target for adjournment. Neil Staebler, Michigan Demo- Icratic national commilteeman, One of the highlights of the dis-i termed Romney's announcement trict GOP meeting was a state- ment by Henry Bellmon, state chairman, that he would formally announce his candidacy for the governor's office on Monday, The meeting was attended by representatives from six of the and delegates ten counties in the congressional district, includ- ing nine representatives from Ada. The counties in the district are Coal. Creak, Okfuskee. Hughes. Pottawatomic, Pontotoc. Logan, Lincoln, Payne and Seminole. State party officials who at- tended, in addition to Bellmon. were Drew sec- retary; Mrs. Phyllisjean Morris. state vice-chairman, and Mrs. Dorcas Roily, national committee- j woman. i Plans were discussed for. a state-wide rally to be held Feb, 26 in Oklahoma City to coordinate party activities. As a result of the Shawnee meeting, T. E. Forst- er, Pontotoc County chairman, has called a meeting of all ward and precinct leaders in the county for Saturday, at which time plans "well-staged" and added. "It was difficult to tell whether it was an announcement as Republican can- didate for governor or for. presi- dent." Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his vice presi- dent, Richard M. Nixon, both have suggested Romney would make "an attractive candidate" nationally for the GOP. However, Romney told his news conference these comments had no bearing or. his decision to seek the governorship and re- fused to discuss any plans for 19C4, when his two-year term as governor would end if he were elected. West is associated with the Deaton, Gassaway and West firm in Ada. He was recommended for the Harvard grant Sneed and Dr. by Dean Earl George Cross, president of O.U. The grant has a cash value of Four at- torneys in the nation received them. West will pursue advanced courses in the Harvard graduate school of law. He says he expects to attend seminars in estate planning, evi- dence, international and compara- tive law and other subjects during his stay at Harvard. West' will return to Ada in June of this year following the com- pletion of the current term at the O.U. School of Law. He will re- main here during the summer, then go to Harvard in September. West will be at Harvard nine months. He says he definitely plans to return to his Ada practice in the spring of 1963. He owns his (Continued -on Page Two) Red Cross Sets All-Day Workshop Here On Tuesday ways jobs. The assistance is rendered through loans and grants from ftjsrssjsssB by Congress at the request of the r i president in order to stimulate the economy in certain areas, I Notified The NEWS received notice ol the designation for this county from Senators Roborl S. Kerr, Mike Monroney, and Congress- man Tom Steed. The lelcgram read: "White House has notified us that the Area Redevelopment Ad- ministration is designating Pon- totoc County as -eligible to partici- Few Attend Democrat Meetings Interest Is Slight At 'Grass Roots' Organization Meets The American Red Cross He added in a formal state- on und' be for complete "grass-roots" ganization of the party will made final. Commenting on his election to the party post, Dr. Densford said: "My election as Fourth District chairman is a recognition of in- creased respect for Republican activities in this area and is a (Continued on Page Two) mcnt: "As a gubernatorial can- didate, I will .have no interest in any other po'sition in the state or appointive or otherwise." Michigan Republican leaders anticipate Romney, 54, will have no opposition in the party's Au- gust primary. His announcement quickly was hailed by many of to partly cloudy thrugh Sunday night; little warmer central and east portion: 65 northeast to 78 southwest. High temperature in Ada Sat- urday was 64, after a Friday night low of 35; reading at 5 p. m. Saturday, 61. raising and disaster preparedness Tuesday. The meeting will open at 10 a.m. in the Chinese Room of the Aldridge Hotel and will -con- tinue until p.m. with time out for luncheon at noon. Fourteen counties will be repre- sented at the meeting. These counties, called the "Tornado Al- ley" of the state, include Ponto- toc, Coal, Atoka, Murray, John- ston, Stephens, McClain, Hughes, Cleveland, Oklahoma, Carter, Garvin, Poltawatomie and Scmi- nole, will have representatives at the session. During the morning the work- shop will cover fund-raising, and will be directed- by W i 11 i a m Probes, Oklahoma City, state relations officer of the Red Cross, hearing for Paving j and Benton Browning, Ada, The Basketball games, movies and other attractions proved more in- In Oklahoma. Area Redevelop- j foresting to county Democrats last mer.t is handled under the office! Friday night than th-iir "grass roots" political organization. Attendance was light at pre- cinct organizational meetings Fri- day and some precinct groups didn't even meet. Bob Wolf, assistant to Gourley, and Henry Roberts, former Adan now in the same office, came to Ada Friday to discuss the pos- sible use of the resources. Blanket Of Secrecy Shrouds Return Of Pilot From Russia 'Dramatic Trade Sends U2 Gen. Walker Isn't Wanted Winging His Way Home Some Democrats figured that i the average attendance across explained in that thejlhe counlv was [mm four U) designation means that loans and' grants up to 100 per rent As Witness pate in the Area Redevelopment program. Designation is first step toward use of federal resources to assist areas in developing more employment. "Qualifi-ad area must first pre- pare Over-all Economic Develop- be obtained for "community facili- ties." These, he explained, are public facilities, such as streets and sewers and water system ex- pansion, that are available to public use. However, the installa- tion must in some manner serve to create additional permanent employment instead of constitut- ing merely an improvement. Also, loans to 65 per cenl (Continued on Page Two) Scattered reports indicate the county's delegate to the fourth district and state conventions will probably favor the. re-election of Gene McGiil as state chairman, At least three precincts polled Friday night endorsed McGiil who is drawing opposition in his bid for re-election to the highest post in the party. Both Allen precincts [North and [Continued on Page Two) WASHINGTON flier Francis Gary Powers, freed dramatically and unexpectedly in exchange for a j Soviet master spy, was wrapped in a blanket of secrecy WASHINGTON (API-Former Saturday and rushed homeward by air. Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker] Behind him lay a Russian prison and a trade, soon seems to have become the the breaking Of a cold, bleak dawn, of Powers ness almost nobody wants in Co, Rudolf Abe] of the Russi2n Intelligence Service. Spot: The dividing line between Free West Berlin efforts to denounce communism.-and Communist East Germany, in the center of a wmd- Those who have pressed such: swept Berlin bridge. charges, led by Sen. Strom Thur-j Ahead of Powers was a reunion with a happy, thankful mend, D-S.C., made considerablej a barrage of official questions, capital of the Walker case whenj in Norton, Va., Powers' father said Saturday the the veteran officer was relieved of command and admonished for alleged mixing of politics with his (Continued on Page Two) them. Romney, who occupies a posi- (Continued on Page Two) Final Hearing Is Scheduled On Paving District The final District 72 is scheduled for j luncheon speaker will be Paul p.m. on Feb. 26 in the council JMcKinney, district manager of the chambers in City-Hall. I Southwestern Bell Telephone Corn- Harry I-Iulett, Oklahoma City, pany, Shawnee. engineer. be present. Ap- praisers for the district have filed their final report. Hulett said that erly owners falls below the en- gineer's estimate. This will be the last opportuni- ty for property owners in the dis- trict to be heard. The afternoon will be devoted to the Red Cross work during disas- ters. B. J. Cass, Oklahoma City, in every case final cost for prop- manager of the Oklahoma County Chapter the American Red Cross, and Harvey Shipman, dis- aster chairman of the Pontotoc chapter, will direct this portion of the workshop. SWEETHEARTS: Chosen i< 1962 Adi High School "Sweet- ing after couples were nominated from the student body at hearts" were Trigg Davison and Mike Wood. Coronation was held Saturday night during the Student Council Valentine large. T-.'igg, daughter of Mr. and Mrt. R. W. Caion Jr., 1312. East is a junior. .Mike, son of Bill Wood, 710 dance held in the Student Union Building at East Central. West Twelfth, is a senior. Pictures of their attendants appear The new high school "royalty" were chosen by secret ballot- on page Staff rendezvous with his son probably will not take place until sometime Sunday. Oliver Powers read reporters a radiogram from his son which said: "Stay put until I get back to the states. Powers, packed and ready to fly to Washington with his wife arid attorney Carl McAfee, said he definitely was not leaving Nor- ton Saturday night. Reunited "We'll meet wherever he wants to meet Powers said. There were earlier indications the U2 pilot and his parents would be reunited in Washington late Saturday. The last time Powers was seen by his family was dur- ing his espionage trial in Moscow in May of 1960. For the first time. U.S. authori- ties will have a chance to get from Powers the real story of what happened to him and his high altitude photo reconnaissance plane that crashed on. Soviet ter- ritory nearly two years ago. Since then, he has been imprisoned for spying which he admitted at a Russian-style trial. "Friendship" Russia contended it turned Pow- ers loose as a token of friendship for the United States. "U.S. au- thorities kept their fingers crossed while waiting for amicable ges- (Continued en Two) Bill Atkinson Brings Campaign To Ada Monday W. P. "Bill" Atkinson brings his Heart Fund Workers Are Named As the annual Heart Fund drive got under way here, Mob Steiner, county campaign chairman, an- nouncad the appointment of Dr. S. P. Harrison, vice chairman, John Oxford, special gifts chair- man, Norman Mitchell, county school chairman, and Mrs. Elean- or Granger, Heart Sunday chair- man. Serving as chairmen in their respective communities are Perry I Blue, Allen; Richard Swink, Roff, and Bencie Lillard. Stonewall. Allen Shaw and D. D. Duke will assist Lillard in the Stonewall area. Goal of the county organiza- tion this year is Various" special events arc planned for the drive, including a door-to-door canvass on Heart j Sunday.-Feb; 25, a dance, and a i (Continued on Page Two) Deer Population At Zoo Doubles The deer have doubled. This week representatives of the Oklahoma Wildlife 'Commis- sion released two more deer into the deer pen-at Wintersmith Park. There wis a buck and a doe, both yearlings. There were al- ready two deer, also a buck and a campaign for tomorrow. juuc, at home in the pen. So uu.v governor to is and at ilast, there, is "enough for a four- The Midwest City builder Of bridge. ran second in the last gubernato-1 rial campaign will start the day here with a breakfast meeting of campaign workers at the Trails I Motel.. Atkinson is scheduled to spend i the day in Ada, renewing ac-' quaintances and meeting new peo- ple, according to his county co- ordinator. Bob E. Bennett, local attorney. Atkinson will be at the Aldridge Hotel and various other spots in Ada during the entire day. An American has more food to eat than a man of any other coun- try, and more diets to keep him from eating it. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;