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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma The current nationwide onslaught of icy weather ought to prove good training, at least, for moon-minded U. S. astronauts among perils of moon travel art temperatures as low as 200 degrees below zero (now feel Scholarships, Loans Help EC Students, Page 8 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Coalgate Opens Annual Tourney See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 259 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1962 16 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Kennedy Calls For U.S. To Seize Economic Offensive From Reds President Asks Congress For 'Bold New Trade Policy7 WASHINGTON Kennedy asked for unprecedented tax-cutting and tariff-slashing powers in laying before Congress today a massive legislative pro-j gram he described as keyed to "fulfill the world's hope j by fulfilling our own faith." And, in a State of the Union message, the i young President surprised many legislators by calling vigorously for multi-billion-dollar federal aid to public schools and for civil rights legislation. Many had de-: jf.f-over the easter n two- Siege Of Cold Weather Takes Grim Toll Of Lives By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter's longest and most bitter siege of cold weather held a tight COLD WEATHER CASUALTY: Firemen were out in below freezing temperatures Wednesday afternoon to extinguish flames in the home of Mn. Thelma Lamb, two miles north of the city. Fire starting from a floor furnace broke out in the rear of the modern brick home about p. m. Damage from the fire was mostly confined to the rear bad- room, but the rest of the structure suffered smoke and water damage. (NEWS Staff Crews Find Bodies Of n Miners CARTERVTLLE, 111. liam Orlandi, director of the Illi- nois Mines and Mineral Depart- ment, said 11 miners trapped in Cold Weather Ups Fire Calls Ada firemen have answered six calls since the begin- IlIUUL, aaiU J.1 naupti'J mi. f-i 11 n r -r> 11 a small coal mine 168 feet below rung of the current cold spell, and Fire Chief Dudley the surface were found dead early today. He said the bodies were found by rescue teams which had been seeking to locate the men for sev- eral hours. Orlandi said the bodies-would be brought to the surface .after the mine has been ventilated. Rescue workers had described the bottom of the shaft as "murky and filled with smoke and debris." They said poisonous carbon mon- oxide gas was present in the tun- nel. Orlandi said that "all of the miners trapped have been ac- counted lor and they all are dead." A member of the rescue team said the men apparently were killed instantly by explosion. Th cause of the blast was not deter- mined immediately. Miners at the scene said compressed air was used for underground blasting and that dynamite and other explo- sives were not usd. The blast occurred shortly after 6 p.m., about two hours after the men entered the mine, which is located in a rural area 85 miles southeast of St. Louis. The mine, operated by the Blue Blaze Coal Co., was opened about six months ago. The men were trapped in the mine Wednesday night after an explosion and police earlier had said it appeared unlikely that any had survived. Ada Physician's Officially Named Medical Examiner Dr. Ray U. Northrip, Ada phy- sician, is officially this county's medical examiner. Northrip was named early this week to the post of county medi- cal examiner by the newly created State Board of Unexplained Deaths. The board was created by Sen- ate Bill 81 in the last session of the Oklahoma legislature. The bill abolished the antiquated coroner system of investigating unexplain- ed deaths and established the posi- tion of medical examiner in each county. Prior to passage of the statute, Northrip, as the only pathologist rescue team, low-i'" this area- performed examina- ercd into the mine with a make- tions and autopsies on request by shift elevator, had reported short- ly after midnight that they had sighted one body at the bottom of the shaft. The'rescue teams pushed their way into a 500-foot tunnel where the men, the night crew at the mine, had been working. The explosion shot twisted steel and debris out of the shaft open- ing, breaking the windshield of a parked auto. Young this morning warned Adans of the hazards of and of thawing out water pipes with open flame. "Usually our worst fires in this kind of weather are due-to heaters set too close to Young said, "We also have a lot of calls where people have tried to thaw water pipes using a blow torch or burning paper. 'Thisls very hazardous." Three of the six calls were actually Wednes- day and one early Thursday. The first of the series was. a boarding house at 201 in Czarist days. Appearing in the EC Students Offer One-Act Bill Tonight Student directors will present a bill of one-act plays tonight at 8 in the Horace Mann auditorium at East Central. The three students who have selected, cast, and directed the plays are George Wood. Coalgate; Jerry Hickey, Ardmore, and Gary Fulton, Richmond, Calif. They are students in Dr. Doro- thy -Summers1' beginning -course in play "production. George Wood is- presenting EL veloped the notion that the administration would soft- pedal these issues this year. I Thc cold snowy icy weather- "The right to vote should wnich has piagucd some sections Pledges Toll Road Efforts OKLAHOMA CITY :J. Howard Edmondson told an eastern Oklahoma delegation to- day he would continue to do all Cabinet-level Department of he could to sell bond buyers on ban Affairs, for higher postal and weather and 31 rates- a new farm program. !wcrc killed ir traffic accidents on Details on most of these were left: ice.coated alld sn0w-covered high- no longer be arbitrarily denied through such iniquitous local de- vices as literacy tests and poll Kennedy declared. Wrapped up in his report on how the nation stands and what is needed were many well-anticipat- ed creation of a new of the country for a blamed for more than 100 deaths, Fatalities Of the 104 storm-belated fatali- ties reported in 24 states, 59 were attributed to overexertion in snow shoveling, pushing cars and simi- lar activities. Fourteen persons died from exposure in the freez- an eastern Oklahoma turnpike. About 75 persons from Tulsa, Hcm-yetta.Okmulgce, Antlers, Du-1 for elaboration In Jater special! ways mer Rica's Diamond of which is laid in Siberia East Thirteenth in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Young said the fire started play are Claudine George, Mann- ford, as Mrs. Oshinsky; Bill Car- ter, Chickasha, as Bernstorff; Glonda.Kichvell, Lindsay, as Mrs. _ Ulullud ijnnjilclj', aa lixl o from a bathroom heater. Romanoff. Mike Nierriczyk. Law- At p.m. Wednesday, fire men were called to extinguish flames in the home of Mrs. Thel- ma Lamb, north of the city. Fire damage was mostly confined to a rear bedroom, but the entire structure suffered from smoke and water. Young said the fire started from a floor furnace. Mrs. Lamb's husband was fatal- ly injured about 18 months ago in a highway accident. She has seven children. None were at home when the fire broke out: a passerby noticed smoke and turn- ed in the alarm. A squad car was dispatched from the Ada Police Department and Mrs. Lamb was rushed to her home from work. Firemen were already bringing the blaze under control. At p.m. Wednesday, fire- men were out in the cold again, at Threlkeld Brothers pickle fac- tory, 1012 West Tenth. This fire ton, as Mr. Romanoff, and Benny Ealey, Pauls Valley, as Aliosha Romanoff. Sharron Provost, Holdenville, is prompter, and Ilia technical crew consists of Slada Mae Begley, El- more City, and Ed Ezell, Council Hill. rant and McAlester met with the governor to plead for a new traf- fic survey on an eastern turnpike, particularly' the proposed Henry- j etta-McAlcster route. i "I still have the gov- lernor told the group, "that this year we can sell, bonds on the eastern turnpike." However, he told the delegation it would not be an easy task in view of reports by a Chicago firm, Wilbur Smith and Associates, terming an eastern toll road un- feasible. Edmondson said he thought the Smith report underestimated po- tential traffic on the Henryetta- McAlester route and he did not know whether it would be better to-try-to get-a-new. traffic-study from another firm or attempt, to persuade Smith to revise his es- timate of potential jcome from the road. Chief spokesman for the turn- pike delegation was Bill Henthorne of the Tulsa World. He told the governor eastern turnpike support- ers felt Smith's report did not put enough emphasis on traffic poten- tial from the new Eufaula Reser- voir or from expanding industry Sounding a .note of urgency, from the cold was indicated. But Kennedy called for crucial which hit eastern and Jerry Hickey has directed "The Maker of Dreams" by Oliphant Down. This little phantasy takes place in a small cottage in Never- Never Land. Annette Nutt, Ed- mond, has the role of Pierrette, Bruce Govett. Sulphur, is Pierrot, and Larry Muehlhausen, Henry- etta. is the Manufacturer. Thv book is held by Dorothy Suther, Sulphur; Pat Hickerson, Ada. is handling properties, and Clarice H 00. per, Allen, is in charge of costumes. Gary Fulton is the director of "Passion, Poison, and Petrifac- tion, or The Fatal Gazogene." This wild farce is from the pen (Continued on Page Two) messages. No general, 'immediate relief entire nation this morning except Florida, western parts of the Pa- cific Coast states and eastward into southwestern Arizona. Zero temperatures stung parts of the Southland. Snow fell in Pensacoia. in northwest Florida, and in the south, Miami reported a reading of 65. Below Zero And it was below zero again in the central Rockies, the west central Plains and adjacent areas southward into northern Texas. The mercury also plunged be- low zero again in the Upper Mis- sissippi Valley, western Great Lakes region, the Ohio Valley and southward into northern parts of the middle Gulf States.. Temperatures, although In the below-zero range, moderated over citrus crops in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. It was 1 below in Nashville. Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., zero in Memphis and near zero in Huntsville and Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss. The maximum reading in Memphis Wednesday was 6, a record since 1918. Business Hampered The worst weather of the winter season also hit many segments of business and industry. Many factories and government offices, both in Northern and Southern cities, closed. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the South. Driving conditions throughout the. snow and sleet covered sec- tions of the South were hazardous, as they were in the snow-covered sections of the Midlands. Fresh snowfalls ranged up to nine inches in parts of the South. The snow northern sections of the Rockies; covering in Michigan measured sions quickly at this moment :southern areas Wednesday, had '.and Great Plains as the frigid air j 34 inches, 'hen he said a united Europe .tapered off in most sections. Fair j penetrated farther into the South- flourishes and Communist unity falters. "While no nation has ever faced such a challenge, no nation has ever been so ready to seize the burden and glory of the President said. He pledged America to "talk when appropriate, and to fight, if to preserve a free Berlin, and he hinted at a coming reorganization of the fighting forc- es to bolster a military stance which he. said has steadily im- appeal for freer commerce 'wth' the rising European Common and. shared growth with Latin America and the whole free world. Kennedy proposed "a bold new instrument of American trade pol- rewriting of the trade agreements act to let him gradu- ally wipe out some tariffs entirely and reduce others by 50 per cent. Anticipating the age-old debate the Henryetta-Okmulgee protectionists and propo- Edmondson said Smith was of free trade, Kennedy suaded to raise his original esti-jsaid: "Our decision could well af- 'fect the unity of the West, the weather was forecast for the ma- land and eastward. jor part of the country. Widespread Freezing weather covered the Major Threat The icy cold threatened major damage to some vegetable and Wintry Blast Slows AF Base Operations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mate on -the Eufaula Reservoir traffic although he did not feel it was raised enough. Rep. Pete Richeson of Henryet- eration or more to come." Ada Goes Third Day Without Accident For the third day in a row, no accidents were reported on the Ada traffic scene. The total for January stands at five. Only one traffic case was filed in Municipal Court. Glenn D. Walker, 20, pleaded not guilty to charges of speeding. In the only other case, Leonard Leon Ryles, 40. was charged with immoral conduct. He also pleaded not guilty. Both cases will be heard Satur- day morning. OKLAHOMA Generally fair with rising temperature this afternoon, tonight and Friday; low tonight 5-15; high'Friday 30s. High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 15; low Wednes- day night, two below; reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, zero. city or county law enforcement la told Edmondson: "I think a turnpike is justified in eastern Oklahoma." Richeson cited expansions and planned expansions in Okmulgee bounty in the coal, glass and oil industries, all of which, he said, make heavy use of truck trans- portation which could be diverted .0 a turnpike. He added that Ar- my Engineers estimate two new state lodges at the Eufaula Reser- voir would draw 10 million per- sons a year to the area. In addi- tion, Richeson said, the new lake will provide water for further in- dustrial expansion and eventually barge traffic into the area. Crash Near Stonewall Injures Three Three persons were injured at p.m.. Wednesday afternoon, in a two-car crash on a dirt road approximately one and a 'half miles northeast of. Stonewall. Taken to Valley View Hospital were Leon Davis Brown, 24, Route 2. -Stonewall; his sister, Alice Brown, IS; and Weldon Cranford, 18, Stonewall. Highway Patrol Trooper Spike Mitchell, who investigated the ac- cident, said Brown was driving l south on the north-south road. The other car, driven by. David A. Morrison, 18, Route 1, Stonewall, was going north. LHHH.U uu.> -vvn. The two cars topped a small hill Court of Appeals. i .i i ny JL A Air Force-Base is feeling winter's icy sting. Personnel at the military reservation m southwestern Oklahoma were put on a "Sunday" schedule Wednesday after there was a sharp drop in gas pressure to provide heating throughout Jackson County. All operations were banned at the base except those necessary to keep bombers in the air, officials said. Temperatures hovered around the zero mark and gas pressure was reported at about one-fourth the normal pressure as a result of heavy demands for the fuel for Don't Worry About Gas Trouble Here If you hear some reports of low gas pressure around Ada, don't didn't operate Wednesday in Al- worry too much'about it. There's I tus and there were reports that plenty of gas to go around. j merchants would be asked to close Wendall Thomas of the Arkan- 8as Pressure to course of the cold war and the growth of our nation for a gen- Kennedy pledged the United States "to talk, when appropri- ate, and to fight, if necessary" to maintain the West's presence in West Berlin. The chief executive, beginning his second year in office in a world still beset with the hazard of catastrophic war, pitched U.S. foreign policy to "the goal of a peaceful world of free and inde- pendent states." But he declared the obligation "to fulfill the world's hope by ful- fDling our own faith" begins' at home. And to strengthen the nation's economy, he advocated a six-part program that included standby authority both to lower personal income taxes and to pump federal money into public works if neces- sary to meet the threat of reces- ion. Kennedy came out as vigorous- ly as he did in 1961 for federal aid to public school construction and teachers' salaries. His bill to provide such assistance ran into a wall of religious controversy in heating. The city of Altus also was af-j south of Buffalo, fccted. All schools within the coun- ty were closed at least until Fri- day and churches were asked not to hold their regular Wednesday night services. Laundry and dry cleaning plants Washington shivered In near record cold as the mercury head- ed for a low of 6 degrees. Most suburban schools which closed Wednesday were expected to re- open. Low Pressure In Oklahoma, gas pressure was reported one-fourth of normal in the area of Altus. in the south- west section. Churches were asked not to hold regular Wednes- day night services. At the Altus Air Force Base, buildings not es- sential for flight operations were closed and not heated above 35 degrees.' Snow drifts up to four feet closed Oklahoma Highway 103 in the eastern part of tha state. Most rural schools remained closed in Arkansas. No classes were scheduled in many schools in north Georgia, many parts of Virginia, Oklahoma and Tennes- ee. In the Northeast, about four inches of' fresh snow fell at Silver Creek on the fringe of Lake Erie Louisiana Gas Co. here notes :dcc'lne TOASTED PICKLES Firemtn ire ihown fighting in the Threlkeld Broth- ers pickle factory on West Tenth last night. The fire started when an attempt to thaw frozen water lines set fire to insulation under the metal walls. The Insulation smoldered until about p. m, when the fire department was called. Damage was confined to the east end of the building. (NEWS Staff at the same time, said Mitchell, and Brown's car "was across the center of the road. Visibility was poor. They met head-on, Morrison was not injured, 'but his passenger, Weldon. Cranford, was treated for lacerations of the arm and face. He was later re- leased. Alice Brown, a passenger in the House Rules (Continued on Two) Court Upholds Conviction For Attempted Rape Maurice sen- tence for attempted rape was af- firmed this week by the Criminal brother's automobile, was taken to the hospital with' a con- cussion and a fractured wrist. Her brother, a student at East Central, was .treated for minor face lacerations and released. Miss Brown was reported in "fair" condition Thursday morn- ing' by a hospital spokesman. Ervin was convicted in District Court here .Oct. 31, 1960, of at- tempt to" commit rape. He was 1 identified at that time by officers as the infamous "Prowler" who terrified southeastern Oklahoma in the spring of. '6C. Ervin's conviction came, on a charge of-attempting to rape an Ada woman on April 1, I960. The conviction was appealed on grounds that 'Ervin was not ar- raigned on the charge contained in the descriptive label: The Criminal Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and sen- tence. He is currently serving his sen- tence at the state penitentiary. that there have been a few spots around the edge of town notably in the Homer area where pres- sures were low. But it isn't a gas shortage that causes it. Homer, for example, is out at the end of a two-inch line; and the reason for low pressure there is simply that heavy use due to the cold weather is taxing the capacity of the line. In' a small area around 'Tenth and Rennie, some trouble with water condensation was experi- enced, and several meters "froze off." But in general the gas com- pany is having no trouble, there's jlenty of gas available, and. Thomas says, "we haven't had to curtail anybody." At the air base, all buildings ex- cept living quarters anc those es- sential for flight operations were closed down and kept no warmer than 35 degrees. The deep freeze situation, sel- dom experienced by most Oklaho- mans affected other state areas. Residents in the southeastern town of Crowder huddled around coal and wood stoves because of a similar gas shortage. The state Highway Department said Oklahoma 103 near Big Cedar in eastern Oklahoma was closed by snow drifts up to four feet deep and would not open until late to- day or Friday. Overnight temperatures dipped to -9 degrees at Gage and -8 at McAlester. J 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 5.95 By Mail Outside Oklahoma 11.95 .By Carrier, in Ada..................... 14.30 of Special Birgain Riteil Giant Avalanche Kills Thousands In Peru Villages LIMA, Peru giant ava- lanche of snow and water caused by a thaw roared down on the town of Ranrahica and several ranches in northwestern Peru Wednesday night. Authorities said they feared between and persons lost their lives. The avalanche rushed down the Huasearan 'Mountains, ripping up trees, crushing farm houses and sweeping aside livestock in its destructive path. The village of Ranrahica, about 200 miles northwest of Lima and 30 miles north of the commercial center of Huaraz, was feared to have been wiped out. The town has a population of and police said about tha many persons were missing. One unconfirmed report said a small mountain lake was pushed from its banks, flooding the sur- rounding area. Meager information from the scene said enormous ice chunks were torn from the side of Mt. i Huasearan, a peak, highest in Peru. Thc ice melted, and at p.m. I Wednesday a great mass of ice, 'snow'and water broke loose and rumbleu like thunder down the irountain and crashed onto the agricultural community below. It sped to the edge of the Santa River and smashed into Ranra- hica. Communication lines were de- stroyed in the deadly swath, ham- pering rescue and preventing ac- curate reports on the extent of the disaster. The first news reaching Lima just after midnight said the ava- lanche was more than half a mile wide and 12 yards deep. You don't need to worry about avoiding temptation after you pass 50. That's when it starts to avoid Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;