Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Tuesday was another one of those days when only something pretty momentous happening during the day could have overcome the initial conviction that the only wise and sensibl. course was just to stay In bed Administration Works To Avoid Steel Strike, P-2 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ardmore Visits Cougars Tonight See Sports Page ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Snowstorm Moves Into Oklahoma After Striking In Mountain States Bitter Cold Follows !n Wake Of Heavy Snowfall By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bitter cold moved into Colorado and Wyoming today in the wake of one of the winter's heaviest snowfalls. j The storm which blanketed the-two mountain states' with 12 inches or more of snow Monday moved eastward into Kansas and Oklahoma. Up to 6 inches of snow was expected' in the Okla- _ homa Panhandle. Roads in northwest Oklahoma were j tion Board are responsible for the Court Hears Arguments In Reapportionment Suits OKLAHOMA CITY the legislature and the state Elec- icing. Snow in the Oklahoma City area was pushed confus.on over around by winds of 28 to 35 miles an hour. The storm, second in a week, pushed as far south tions, an attorney told the Su- preme Court today. Wendell Wightman was the first fisher and Ed Berrong, Weather- ford. Hirsh said he had not had time the laws do not follow the Consti- tution. "Two wrongs do not make a _A_ J.l.t I. LUW" WI...J IV as Amarillo, Tex. Blizzard conditions struck Monday o[ a group o[ attorneys to make'quest under advisement but said night in the Texas Panhandle. At Amarillo the arguments before the court to read the briefs and requested i he said, three days to do so, declaring he He said the board members are wanted to protect the interest of j trying to become "the conscience his clients. The court took this re-' OUT IN THE SNOW: Four families were forced to leave their boarding house at 201 East Thirteenth, early this morn- ing when flames broke out in the attic of the two-story frame building. The Fire Department crews rushed to the only a few blocks away from the central station and contained the blaze. Fire Chief Dudley Young said the fire started when a bathroom gas heater set afire wall paper. There was considerable water damage and all of the fam- ilies moved out in the snow-filled front yard with most of their belongings. Young said the water damage was so severe that occupants probably couldn't re-enter the home for some time. The :s owned by J. Hugh Biles, Ada. (NEWS Staff Kennedy Outlines Plans For Democrat Leaders WASHINGTON" Dem- j Congress will enact into law the other two major session-opening ocratic leadership of Congress greater part of the President's predicted today that the bulk he said. President Kennedy's heavy legis-i McCormack'was speaking of the lative program will be passed in the new session which starts Wednesday, The House majority leader and speaker-to-be. Rep, John W. Mc- Cormack, D-Mass., told reporters after a White House breakfast that the President scored a "tre- mendous record last year." "I have every confidence that presidential messages. The budget -message will be de- livered Jan. 18, it was announced, School Board Disposes Of Light Agenda A light school board (two of the five members absent) moved quickly through a light agenda here Monday night. Only two items of business were acted upon. The board set April 2 as bid- opening and contract-letting date for additional construction at Wil- lard School. Planned expansion consists of a kitchen and cafeteria and two additional classrooms, with pos- sible addition of two more class- rooms if they can be fitted into available funds. Monroe and Robert Parker, architects, explained the possi- bility of converting one of the present classrooms to office space, leaving the present office to be used for storage. The Parkers es- timated cost of the conversion at The board approved adding the conversion project to the original plans as an "add to be included in the project if the total cost would not exceed the money on hand. The' basic contract will be for the kitchen and cafeteria, esti mated at and two class- rooms, estimated at The architects estimated that if four classrooms are added, the two ex- tra would increase the cost by] the only other official action of the evening, the board reap- point-ed Rex 0. Morrison superin- tendent and Ruth Collins as clerk. (Continued on Page Two) domestic side of the administra-'and the annual economic report lion's want list. i Jan. 22. Neither jf those is to be That program includes tax re-1 delivered in person. vision, medical care for the aged I under Social Security, aid to edu- cation and other controversial proposals. McCormack left in deep doubt, however, the outlook for the pro- posal for health care under the Social Security system. When newsmen quizzed him on the point he said: "I have every confidence thnt if the bill comes out of the Ways and Means Com- mittee it will be approved by the House." He was asked: "What do you think of the chances of its coming out of the McCormack paused a moment, then said in a tone of finality: "Well, thank you. gentlemen." The session with Kennedy was billed as a preview of the Stale of the Union message he will de- liver to Congress in person Thurs- day. Cabinet members were sum- moned to a later session to go over the message. The leaders of House and Senate, with Vice President Lyn- don B. Johnson, gave Kennedy The Senate's majority leader, Mike Mansfield, D-Mont.. and Mc- Cormack told newsmen the bulk of this morning's breakfast talk was about the legislation which must pass through the Ways and Means Committee and its Senate coun- terpart, the Finance .Committee. The chairmen of both, Rep. Wil- bur Miils. D-Ark., and Sen. Harry F. Byrd, D-Va.. attended the ses- sion. Monday Kennedy made unusual efforts to enlist bipartisan support for his foreign policies. A White House briefing of Dem- ocratic and Republican leaders of both houses on world conditions was supplemented by a more de- tailed rundown at a luncheon giv- en by Secretary of State Dean Rusk for a bipartisan senatorial group. Senate Republican Leader Ev- Ada Water System Gets Recognition Ada's water supply and trans- 1 port system was recently tossed a bouquet of national significance. The program which saw the ex- ploration and development of three large wells, capable of fan- tastic volumes of water from the Arbuckle limestone, is the specific i is nominated for a 'national award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ada voters endorsed a large bond issue in 1959 to furnish funds to develop the new water source and also modernize pumping and transmission facilities in and out of the city.. But the recommendation is cern-ed primarily with the Ar-l buckle program and the vast quantity of water closed. Winter Returns To Ada Area I Winter blew back into the Ada I area last night as a galloping cold front dropped the thermometer to 14 degrees, after a Monday Mgh ature dropped to 20 from a' on legislative reapportionment. daytime high of 40. i Chief Justice Ben T. Williams said he hopes to get all the evi- of 45, and deposited about two inches of snow. Except for keeping cool without trouble, local citizens weren't troubled much by the storm. Traf- Morc than a half foot of snow fell in western Kansas. Tribune reported 7 inches. Garden City 6 and Dodge City 3. Some of the coldest air of the season swept across the northeast plains of New Mexico westward to the Continental Divide. In Wyoming, the mercury fell to 24 below zero at Casper and Laramie and ,to 15 below at Cheyenne. Temperatures hit sub- zero recordings in Colorado. Bus and airline schedules were disrupted in Colorado and Wyom- ing as snow covered all major highways. Two deaths were attributed to the storm in Denver, both result- ing from heart attacks induced by over-exertion in trying to cope he could argue later in the day if he wished. Hirsh said the three days would not delay final adjudication. dence in immediately so the mat-( "You might be surprised on tei can be cleared up as soon as opinions can be written. Two new factions appeared be- fore the the reap- portionment controversy into a quadrangle. Gov. J. Howard Edmondson filed a brief calling on the court to take judicial action to force the legislature to follow the Constitu- tion in apportioning its member- ship. His attorney, Norman Rey- nolds Jr., attended today's hear- ing and was given time to argue. Oklahoma City attorney Leon Hirsh appeared and said he was employed by Sens. Walt Allen, answered the chief justice. Wightman said the legislature "has openly and notoriously vio- lated their oath of office." He said all state legislators are guilty-of "committing the crime of taking the government away from the people." And he asked the court why it would not be proper to call a spe- cial session of the legislature to of the state." "They have chosen to interpret the Constitution, which is far be- yond their jurisdiction." Election Board Chairman Clee Fitzgerald and member Herbert Hewett have announced they do not plan to hold legislative eleo 'tions this year unless ordered to by the they claim the 1961 House-apportioning act is unconstitutional and there is no valid Senate-apportioning law. The court previously held the 1961 Senate law did not legally pass and the board contends pre- vious Senate laws do not follow the Constitution. obtain apportionment according to; Last week the'court ordered the the Constitution jboard to the 1961 law jn Wightman added that the apportionment but it did tion Board is wrong in refusing dose the case so the. issuc is hold elections or accept filings un- der apportionment laws even if i (Continued on Page Two) turned out to be something of a boon, in one way. Snow fell, but it was frozen dry and hard. As a result, both the telephone com- pany and reported no dif- ficulty this morning. The snow was too dry to stick on the lines. Dry snow combined with a driv- ing wind also helped keep the traffic picture moderately bright. Highway Patrolman H. T. Gay reported roads over the county open and passable, with a few drifts and sb'ck spots to trouble the unwary. In general, however, the wind kept the paved roads wept fairly clear. Wind Clears Roads Tiie Highway Department re- dis-'; Ported that road conditions over 'the division are about the same as they are near Ada, with no rted closed and the well Ada's program was nominated: t by W. W. Baker, municipal en, gineer for Oklahoma City and a! f, member of the board of the ASCE. Across the United States, only 11 construction projects arc includ- ed. i fie moved slowly bill safctly. with the city's 13Vi-inch snowfall. i No Line Trouble i Snow slides blocked two moun- The sudden temperature drop tain passes, Loveland west of Denver and Monarch in south central Colorado. Monarch has been cleared. Other major high- ways were snow packed, icy and dangerous, even with chains. Hundreds of schools were shut in Colorado. Many stores to down- town Denver" closed "early. Mon-- day. Martin Marietta Corp. notified its night shift not to report for work at the huge plant southwest of Denver where the Titan missile is manufactured. Denver Tram- way officials said it was impossi- ble to maintain regular bus sched- ules. In contrast to the arctic blasts which swept the mountain and plains states. San Francisco with 79 .and Oakland, Calif., with 75 chalked up record highs for Jan- uary Monday, The old San Fran- cisco record was 78 in 1899. The Oakland record for January was 75 in 1948. Winds forecast for today threat- ened to intensify fire hazards in the San Francisco Bay area.- Four brush and timber lires are burn- ing about 60 miles south of the cleared Trooper Gay, on duty last night, said he wasn't called out for a single accident. Ada police reported a minor A complete report on the Ada fcnder bumping', but no serious ac- project was submitted to the; cideaibS due to lho snow. ASCE. Good News Some of the other projects rec-' Meanwhile, cautious A d a n s. erett M. Dirksen of Illinois, who' ommended dwarf Ada's program; wjth one apprehensive eye cast 'in total expenditure but Ada's upward to the still-cloudy sky, attended both sessions, said in an interview it seems obvious to him that Kennedy's batting average in the new session which opens Wednesday will be affected by in- VYVJUiiuauui vn 111 uv; their formal invitation to deliver ternational developments. his State of the Union to a joint, session. Kennedy accepted, of and then dates were set for the! (Continued on Page Two) Strengthen Hand "If the world situation becomes dramatic approach to its water problems and its happy solution bid well for consideration. had good news from the weather- nan. A heavy snow warning issued City Manager J. B. Davidson j for Oklahoma today was canceled pointed out that it is a real honor'at mid-morning by the Weather to even be under which forecast only light The ASCE, with headquarters in the Associated Press re- (Continued on Page Two> ports. j (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Cloudy this afternoon and tonight becoming partly cloudy Wednesday: oc- casional light snow south this afternoon; colder tonight, not quilc so cold Wednesday after- noon; low tonight 12 below zero north lo 10 above extreme south; high Wednesday 16-26. High temperature in Ada Monday was 45; low Monday night, 14; reading at 7 a.m. Tuesday. 14. Weather observer W. E. Pitt reported two inches of snow on the ground. SNOW FUN: Jane Wallach, 924 East Tenth, Ada, complaint it's "snow, fun" attempting to clear a car of frozen ice and snow early in the morning. Especially when you've gat daises coming up in a few minutes and your-hands are nearly frozen. Jane is a freshman at East Central State. Col- lege and lives with her parents. (NEWS Staff city. Elsewhere. Council Schedules Vote On Revised City Charter By GEORGE GURLEY Ada residents will vote, if all goes according to schedule, on a new charter for this city" when primary council elections roll around in March. Residents, however, need fear no dastic departure from the established order. The document which will be presented to voters, with a few minor exceptions, is almost ex- Seven Men Seek District Two Post Seven men have filed for the post of county commissioner Pontotoc County's district in two and1 two others are expected to 5 inches of new do so early this week. snow was on the ground at Buf-i Austell. falo, N.Y., and Muskegon, Samps McCown, Drexel Sales, Leo McNinch, ter is ratified by three of the council will stand-for only one year to inaugurate the stag- gered system. Many'students of local govern- ment have long felt a staggered form of council membership is desirable. The present council agrees and, in fact, institution of a such system was one of the prime reasons for appointing the charter revision committee. Council members feel that the staggered membership would give voters ample opportunity to express their will and at the same time would provide for greater continuity and stability in city government. Other changes recommended are: Title Altered !___ Slight change in titles for city i of the original charter which time' treasurer who becomes the direc- has proved to be unnecessary." Authority As most residents know. actly- the same, document which was ratified in June, 1946. Special Meeting Council members- met Monday night with a special charter re- vision committee- they had ap- pointed some time earlier. This committee, under the. leadership of Dr. Charles F. Spencer, presi- dent of East Central State Col- lege, prepared the new document. Dr. Spencer made the bulk of the presentation to the council Monday night, flanked by com- mittee members. Jim Armstrong. D. C. Willoughby and Ed Gwin. Vernon Roberts, the remaining member, could not attend. "I want to tell Dr. Spen- cer said, "That this new charter is almost exactly the same as the one now in operation. We have sections had a new 3-inch fall. Generally fair weather vailed in the Far West. Dr. known authority in this field. As a mem- Spencer is a nationally _ i_ i dULllullt.y 111 fcino a, niciii- Clyde Haskms, Tom Murphy and bfir of (he Board flf Frocnolders in pre.-Barney Philpot have already fileo !946 hg djd the vast of the with! for the post, according to county wrk -n preparing the original temperatures in the 40s and 60s. jelection spokesmen charter; Tn lhA Snnlh -tpmnwahires Two others are expected to ilc. Fnr In the South, temperatures j ranged from around the freezing mark to the 60s. J. W. Hester. Ada groper, picked For most city residents, only be apparent. The i UI1C trill we A up the necessary papers: at charLer permit ..stag. Tickets Go On Sale Here For Highway 99 Meet Tickets for the Highway 99 As- sociation meeting here on Jan. 23 j are now available at three Adaj drug stores, as well as the -Cham-1 ber of Commerce. Ada is host city for th-a third j annual Oklahoma Highway 99 As-j sociation. meeting. It will be .a i banquet at the Memorial Student Union at East Central State Col- lege. Former Governor Raymond Gary will speak on building roads in the state. Lou Allard, presi- dent of the association, newspaper publisher from Drumright, and longtime member of the state House of Representatives, will act as master of ceremonies. The tickets went oh sale this week at Bryan's Corner Drug, Gwin's Drug, and Bayless Drug, three dollars per plate. Tickets are being" sold by committee members also, Leon Biddy, ticket chairman, said. The Highways Committee, un- der its "chairman Martin Clark: voted in-a--meeting Monday, to officially serve as hosts lo the meeting that will- bring -delega- tions from cities all along the 99 route, and other states as well. election board office Tuesday morning and F. 0. "Bud" Jones is expected to enter the race this week. The district two office was left vacant by the death of George R. Collins on 19. A special pri- mary election will be conducted Jan. 23 to fill the vacancy. Thus far, no Republicans have filed. If no G.O.P. candidate files, (Continued on Page Two) (Continued on Page Two) Committee Lists 'Must' Road Work In a two-hour meeting Monday gered" form of council member- afternoon, the Highway Commit- Enjp tee of the Ada Chamber of Corn- Council elections will be hammered out its list of every year. In one year, two regu-1 "must" projects in order of im- lar .councilmen and the council- porlance. Martin Clark, chairman man-at-large will run, a total of of the_ committee, presided over three men. In the next year, the remaining two council posts will be decided by elections. The two- year terms will continue. Voting Change It is likely that if the new char- GAME GOES ON Bad .weather won't cancel- .the Ada High-Cougars game tonight. High School officials said the game with Ardmore- will go on I here tonight as scheduled. Uime unnna DEADLINE JANUARY 15 ANNUAL NEWS BARGAIN OFFER Enclosed find for a year's subscription to The Ada Evening News, (Name) (Address) Previous Subscriber New Subscriber (Please Check One) By Mail in Oklahoma By Mail Outside Oklahoma 11.95 By Carrier in Ada 14.30 Take Advantage of these Special Bargain Rates! the deliberations. Construction of the northwest segment of the by-pass system emerged as the top priority item. Next in line came request that the State Highway Department pur- chase right-of-way for the south segment. Third from the top of the-priority list was completion of Arlington Boulevard to County Road. -Fourth was purchase of right-of-way for the new bridge and approach of State Highways 10 and 13. The meeting grew out of a re- cent session with Gordon Rich- ards, recently appointed Fourth District highway commissioner. Richards desired the order of im- portance in road development for Ada. Also, the committee discussed the matter of inter-city road pro- grams as having equal importance j in many cases. Particularly did the proposed trans-state S.H. 29 draw considerable discussion. A stretch of new road between the vicinity of Roff and State High- way 29 in Garvin County is con- (Continued on Page Two) A politician is a man who ap- proaches every subject with an open Gen. Fea.