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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Sweethearts love St. Valentine. He's their patron saint. They think he's fine. But you know what they get from old Val's nudge? It's a long, dreary life of diapers and budgets... Cougars Squelch Lawton By 64-56 See Sports Page THE ADA EVENING NEWS Progress Threatens Recreation Areas Of Nation, Page 7 58TH YEAR NO. 288 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY President Says Pilot Cooperating Voluntarily With U.S. Interviewers WORKSHOP SESSION Harvey Shipman, head of disaster services, speaks during the afternoon session of the Red Cross workshop, held in the Aldridge Hotel, Monday. At Shipman's left is Bill Cass, manager of the Oklahoma City chapter, and Bill Probes, Oklt- homa City, state representative for the Red Cross. (NEWS Staff Kenneclys Gef Big Welcome In Indonesia JOGJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Robert F. Kennedys got the biggest welcome ot their Indo- nesian tour at this former capital today. About persons gath- ered to watch them drive from the airport past terraced rice fields and coconut groves to the city. The U.S. attorney general and his wife, Ethel, smiled and waved. The Indonesians respond- ed enthusiastically. Their greet- ing contrasted with a restrained reception in Jakarta, the seat of President Sukarno's neutralist government. Foreign Minister Subandrio ac- companied the Kennedys on their trip in the hinterlands. Indonesian sources said he is to continue1 talks with the attorney general on the Dutch-Indonesian crisis over West M3w Guinea. Kennedy ducked a tossed fried egg at Jakarta this morning in the first incident of trouble on his visit. Later he talked with Sukarno about West New Guinea. After his talk with Sukarno, the U.S. attorney general and his wife started on a three-day tour of In- donesian hinterlands, including the fabled island of Bali, in a So- viet-built Ilyushin transport plane. Kennedy was egged as he mounted the stage to address a student assembly at the Universi- ty of Indonesia. The cold fried egg sailed out of the crowd. He (Continued on Page Two) Red Cross Workers Hold Workshop Meet A large group of Red Cross volunteers gathered Mon- day in the Aldridge Hotel for a daylong workshop cov- ering fund raising and disaster preparedness. In the morning, the group heard from Bill Probes, Oklahoma relations representative for the Red Cross. Probes, who works out of Oklahoma City, discussed "Building Blocks to Successful Fund Raising." Also present was Ralph Husted, Austin, Tex., state February Just Isn't 'Seasonable' Ada's thermometer, under Ihe offical eye of weather ob- server W. E. Pitt, climbed lo a shirt-sleeve 85 yesterday, a notch higher than Monday's 84. Unseasonable? Maybe. But if it is, February is a normally unseasonable month here. Pitt's records, going back to 1911, show that of the 52 Feb- ruarys on the list, 25 of them have managed to hit a tem- perature of 80 or better. As recently as 195G, an 85 was recorded on Feb. 24. In 1917 and again in 1932, the mercury rose to 86. But the real sizzlcrs were 1911 and 1918. On Feb. 1, 1911 and Feb. 25, 1918 the ther- mometer rose lo an offciiat August-like 90. Anybody for swimming? Scottish Rite Society Charters Chapter In Ada A unit .of the Scottish Rite So- ciety of Oklahoma will be official- ly chartered here Thursday night. Accepting Ihe charier will be Ott Free, president. Free said a club has existed here for several years. The group will now, how- ever, become a full-fledged chap- ter under the McAlester Consis- tory. The charter will be presented at a banquet at.7 p.m. in the First Methodist Church. Free said he expected more than 100 people to attend. Masons and their wives and also prospective Blue Lodge members are all welcome. Arch Thompson, superintendent High temperature in Ada lot schools at McAlester, will be OKLAHOMA Considerable c I o u di n e s s this aiternon through Thursday; chance of a few showers west and north portions; cooler east and south (his afternoon: low tonight around 40 north to lower 50s south; high Thursday 66-76. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA Temperatures will average 6 to 12 degrees above -normal. Normal maximum 52 north to 64 south. Normal minimum 28 north to 43 south. Minor day to day temperature change. Little or no precipitation is expected. Tuesday was 85; low Tuesday night, 50; reading at 7 a. m. Wednesday, 50. the speaker for the evening. Thompson will deliver an address entitled "Americanism." relations representative for Texas and a regional fund raising consultant. Benton Browning, who will head this year's fund raising effort in Ihis county, opened Ihe morning session wilh a brief welcome ad- dress. Later in the morning, Mrs. Vivian Shaw, Bill Cass, manager of the Oklahoma City chapter, and Mrs. Ralph Hayes, manager of the' chapter here, presenled a panel discussion on fund raising. During the luncheon session. Paul McKinney. manager for i Southwestern Bell Telephone in Shawnee, was the speaker. He is now on his county board and has headed the chapter in his com- munity. He also servos as region- al fund-raising chairman. McKin- Iney discussed "The Red Cross Image." In the afternoon, Harvey Ship- man, well-known Ada business- I man and active volunteer worker, [presented a discussion on disaster 'preparedness. He is disaster chairrnan for the local chapter. Shipman told how Ihe Red Cross disaster service here filled inlo the Civil Defense picture and outlined the general disaster plan for Ada and this county. He remarked that copies of this plan would be made available to, other communities for study. Shipman was followed by Cass and Probes who commented on mutual aid between chapters dur- ing an emergency or disaster situ- ation. Representatives from nine dif-, ferent cities were present, includ-1 ing Okemah, Holdenville, El Reno, Shawnee, Ardmore, Wewoka, Pauls Valley, Purcell and Strat- ford. Powers Will Be Free Soon To Answer Public Questions WASHINGTON Kennedy .said today TJ2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is cooperating voluntarily with government interviewers and eventually will be free to testify to congressional committees and appear at a news conference. Kennedy opened a news conference with a statement on the case of Powers, who was freed by the Russians Saturday in exchange for U, S. release of Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. The President declined to say how Powers was brought down while flying a high-altitude U. S. reconnaissance photo plane over Rusisa on May 1, 1960. He said an answer must await the end" Republican Primarys Promised Republicans in Pontotoc County are training their sights on the Democrats. They promise a Re- publican primary this spring. Members of the GOP recently held precinct meetings and elected grass roots party officials. And Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Forster Manufacturing Co. county Republicans will meet to lake a cold look at Ihe coming elections. T. E. Forster Jr., county chair- man, urged all Republicans to at- tend the Saturday meeting. He issued a call for "all conserva- tives" to attend the function. "I believe if we can get behind our candidates and really he said, "that we can certainly elect some men to county and state of- fices." Forster also pointed oul that residents-who-have not registered wilh either party can now regis- ter. From Feb. 1 unlil June 1 no change in parly registrations can of questioning by-appro-: priate government authori-i ties. Tn his opening statement, the President said he knew there have been many questions about j the release of Abel and of Pow-1 ers. Voluntary He said he is happy Powers is back and that he can add only that Powers is cooperating volun- tarily with the government in dis- cussions of important information. Powers will be free to testify to Congress after the official in- terrogation and will be made available to the press "at the ear- liest possible the Presi- dent promised. There have been numerous demands in Congress for committee interrogation of the pilot. Free Agent The President was asked what Powers' status would be after the quizzing. Kennedy said Powers would be a free agent, able to carry on any activity he chose. Powers and his high-altitude U2 reconnaissance plane crashed miles inside Russia. Powers was seized, tried on espionage charges, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced toMO years in prison. After months of secret negotia- tions, he was exchanged a Soviet master spy, who was be made. A person who has not convicted in 1957 of stealing U.S. registered, however, can register military and atomic secrets and j ejther as a Republican or a Demo- given a 30-year prison sentence, i crat MALEVOLENT MARQUEE The marquee arrangement pictured above was presented at the McSwain Theater Tues- day. "Town Without starring Kirk Douglas, was show- ing at the theater. But, a basketball game between Ada and Lawton stole the limelight. The marquee implores Ada to beat Lawton, evidently "without pity." 'In a hard-fought game, Ada did win, 64-56. Douglas had to take a back seat to John Ramsay and At Williamson who were stars of the real show. (NEWS Staff Bridge Trade Forster said several men would The trade took place Saturday seck local offices on the GOP in the center of a bridge dividing; ticket. He said there are already West Berlin from Communist'commitments made to run a Re- East Germany shortly after publican candidate for state sen- dawn, i ator, three for representative, two A cloak of secrecy promptly: for sheriff, one for county treasur- was thrown around Powers. He !er and one for county clerk. was rushed by plane to the United j States for a reunion with his wife1 _ and parents and questioning bylWOman American authorities, apparently I at a hideout on the eastern shore LnCirge K6SUITII1CJ of Maryland. A second major topic of the day came up second at the Kennedy Billie Jean Weaver Sherrell, 28, Ada, was charged Tuesday assault with intent to kill in con- From Shooting session with newsmen 'Clad To Co' This was the forthcoming dis- armament conference in Geneva! nection with the shooting of an starting March 14. Kennedy said'Ada man ncar Fittstown Sunday. that "of course I would be glad On arraignment in Justice-of to go" if his personal presence ithe Peace Bert Rate's court, she would help bring some forward :Pleaded innocent. Bond was set movemenl. In that case, he said, every head of state would be pleased to sit in on a summit conference. This was much the same posi- tion he took in a formal message to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrush- chev, released an hour and a half before thp news conference. All Included Answering a question on a re- lated matter, Kennedy said at one point that he thought any (Continued on Two) at Preliminary hearing will be Feb. 28. The accused woman is charged with shooting Jimmy Smith, 23, Ada, with a .22 calibre pistol. Five shots were fired. County Attorney Pat Holman said. Two of rhem struck Smilh. The shooting .occurred early Sunday afternoon at the home of George Higgs, three miles south of Fittstown. Smilh. was listed in fair condi- tion al Valley View Hospilal this morning. Moore Says Education Is Key Issue Preston J. Moore, candidate for governor, emphasized the impor- tance of education in the state and disclaimed right-to-work as an issue in the campaign. Moore is well remembered as a former na- tional commander of the Ameri- can" Legion. "The right-to-work petition is not a part of my program or of this gubernatorial he said. "I cannot and will not sup- port the right-to-work petition. I just don't think it proper for a candidate to influence public opin- ion on this issue. Every thinking citizen knows that a candidate for governor has no more control over such a petition' than the printer who produced the peti- He did say that he would sub- mit this or any other qualifying question to a vote of ihe people. He jumped on the legislature for "deficit financing" of the school program. At the end of the biennium there will be a deficit of million in school finances that the next legislature ,will have to somehow make up, lie predicted. On reorganizing school districts Moore said, "I believe that any school giving a child a good edu- cation should not be eliminated." Only sub-standard education should be eliminated, he said. He favors better teacher sal- aries, but hastened to explain that this doesn't necessarily mean that he wants a tax increase. "Long- range planning" must be carried out to provide the best, he ad- vocates. He proposed a state dental col- lege, saying that the state's best dental students who go away to college are remaining there to practice. He feels also that too! few doctors are being educated j in Oklahoma's medical school. He believes that vocational (Continued on Page Two) Kennedy Rejects Bid For Summit Conference Now WASHINGTON Kennedy told Soviet Premier Khrushchev today that "much clarifying work" toward disarmament will have to be completed before a summit meeting is possible. _But Kennedy added in a message to the Soviet leader: may be necessary in any case before June 1 when a report is to be filed on the progress achieved." Kennedy told Khrushchev he does not question the usefulness ''or perhaps even the necessity of a meeting of heads of government." He "Indeed, I am quite ready to participate personally at the heads of government level at any stage of the conference when it appears that such participation could positively affect the Idaho Braces For Renewed Flooding Ev THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ib'.S. 40 that was backin Southeastern Idaho braced for more flooding today as damage estimates reached the S5-million mark. Thousands were homeless. Southern California cleaned up after a devastating six-day rain- storm which left a sea of mud and debris, property damage esti- mated by officials at nearly SI.3 million and 25 storm-related deaths. A body of water 1G miics long and two miles shallow was "moving slowly toward Blackfoot, Idaho. This was melted snow, augmented by continued rains. Water was five feet deep in parts of Pocatello. a city of in southeastern Idaho. In northern Nevada. U.S. High- way 40 was washed oul near Elko. Tracks of the Western Pa- cific Railroad were flooded. At Battle Mountain, Nev. South- ern Pacific Railroad officials re- fused permission to dynamite the line's tracks, claiming that it, was chances of success." Kennedy referred to the 18- nation disarmament conference I scheduled to open in Geneva on 'March 14. The U.S. message was deliv- ered to Soviet Foreign Minister j Andrei Gromyko in Moscow today upland the British quickly followed Reese River flood waters. Some [with their own answer "lo Khrush- citizens dynamited the tracks proposal that a summit way. j session of 18 nations start the dis- Whcn the flooding Big Horn i armament negotiations opening in River in north central Wyoming j Geneva March 14. roared down on the town of Grey-1 The British proposal was that bull its residents fled to the hills. However, the crest caused by two ice jams upstream was held in check by dikes and the refugees returned lo their homes Tuesday night. a summit meeting be held after some progress has been made at a lower level. The reply from British Prime Minister Macmillan said further that "meetings at te foreign min- High water and ice floes threat-: isters level would be the best in- cned to rip out a bridge across! strument for achieving progress the Green River betewen the opening stages" of the Ge- River, Wyo., and the Flaming jneva session. Gorge dam construction town of] A Western proposal to start at Dutch John in northeastern Utah, i'he foreign ministers level was Gov. Robert E. Smyiie asked Ihe trigger for Khrushchev's President Kennedy to declare southeastern Idaho a disaster area and provide in im- mediate aid. He put the damage at million. counter suggestion of a summit meeting. Kennedy's message said that the question is one of timing. He repeated the U.S.-British In Pocatello. thousands joined (Proposal that the conference open i the fight, to hold back the Port- iat tlle foreign ministe level. i "I feel lhal until there have (Conrinuedjin Pa3e Two) boon systematic negotiations-un. Hopes For Flight Are Dashed Again Weather Still Threatens To HaltOrbital Flight (Continued on Page Two) Gunman Robs Firm For Second Time BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) A young gunman robbed R. D. Head of Dixie Finance Co. 'for the sec- id time within a month. "He told me I need not worry about him any Head told police Tuesday. "Ho told me he was leaving town 'this time." The robber fled with a small amount of cash, Head said. Last time he got CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) new storm in the western At- lantic today threatened to force a ninth postponement of the orbital flight o" astronaut John H, Glenn Jr., now very 'tentatively set for Thursday morning. Glenn, Marine lieutenant colo- nel, had hoped to get off on his long-delayed triple whirl about the world this morning, but a heavy overcast drifting over the boiling Atlantic forced _ Project Mercury officials to put'it off until a.m.. Eastern Standard Time, Thursday, at the earliest, A weather advisory issued shortly before 10 a.m. today by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration made it until assured that weather condi- tions in the recovery areas won't be too foul. Otherwise there would be danger that the astronaut and his data-filled capsule would be lost in rough seas. The NASA weather advisory to- day said: "The intense low pressure trough located just east of Bermu- da is still active. "A new storm center is moving off Cape Hatteras, N.C., this morning, and is forecast to be near Bermuda Thursday morning, with strong winds and rough seas covering much of the area to the east and west of Bermuda." If Glenn completed only one or- bit he probably would be brought highly uncertain that the 500 miles east of Ber- flight -would go Thursday. It was being freely predicted here1 that it would probably go over, until Friday at the earliest. Officials won't push the button muda. After two orbits the plans are for him to alight about 500 miles south of Bermuda, and after three orbits, about 800 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. for Glenn's Atlas to rise skyward If the bad weather forecast con- Uhiucs unchanged, the ninth post- ponement might be announced of- ficially about midafternoon today. The eighth postponement was imade known to newsmen'shortly after 2 a.m. today. As soon as the cancellation was determined upon. 0. B. Lloyd, NASA public information director, advised the White House of the delay by telephone. Glenn was awakened at a.m. by his -doctor. William K. Douglas, and advised of the post- ponement. He had gone to bed in his special quarters four miles from the launch pad 'at 7 p.m. He was scheduled to arise at 2 a.m., for today's a.m. launch. Lt. Col. John H. Powers, anoth- er NASA, .spokesman, said Glenn accepted the nerve-fraying news calmly and ate what was to have been his pre-launch breakfast. Powers quoted Glenn as say- ing: "Well, we knew the weather was forecast to be marginal, so I'm not too surprised. All we can do now is watch the weather. Ev- erything else, including me, is go. "I'm going back to bed and get some rest." Powers said he talked to Glenn by tolephone. Asked how Glenn sounded, Powers retorted: "He sounded like John Glenn." The decision to postpone the flight was made, by Walter C. Wil- liams, Project Mercury operations director, after a two-hour weath- er conference which oegan at midnight. This conference drew on infor- mation gathered by wide ranging weather planes and from ships stationed in the areas selected for a landing by Glenn, depending on whether he made one. two or three trips around the globe. Asked how long the launch could be postponed on a day-to-day basis. Powers said: ''We can go on this way for four or five days." The NASA statement detailing the 2'1-hotir delay said: "The weather indication was considered to be unsatisfactory for a launch Wednesday morning. The forecast for the next 24 hours is for continued marginal weather in the emergency landing areas from Bermuda to the Canary Islands. A low pressure system located in the mid-Atlantic is ex- pected to produce1 continued cloud- iness, moderately rough seas'and moderate winds." Powers put this into simpler language in explaining the length of the weather conference. "It was a matter of he said, "getting reports from down range ships. This was what really took' so long, waiting for reports from the ships. There's., some pretty rough weather out 'Under no circumstances, ac-j (Continuid on Two) Antics Needs More Talent The Ada Antics needs more of everything. Director Joe Landis will stage a special tryout session tonight in the Hotel ballroom. The big -variety show, spon- sored by the Valley View Auxil- iary, needs more people with all kinds of talent. Singers (particu- larly male type) and specialty acts are two weak spots. Anybody who wishes lo partici- pate in the show is urged to at- tend ihe tryout session tonight. It starts at p. m. One of those things that is hard to figure-out is why walls are so thin when you want to sleep and so thick when you want to listen. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;

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