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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma y..' i TRAINING, EXPERIMENT AND Th. group tur.d abov. left, w.r. among th. d.nti at th. Spartan Air School i young, pic- is .t hr toft. L" THE ADA EVENING 58TH YEAR NO. 261 30 Pages Daring Young Adans Helped Conquer Skies Major New Storm Heads Eastward Out Of Mountains ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1962 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY By ERNEST THOMPSON by conquest's crimson wing, they mocked the air of idle state These were young men.... filled with force and fascination tough, tenacious youth who conquered the air because they were not satisfied with the existence of the unknown. Perhaps their names are not legend. If so, that is an oversight. For these young Oklahomans were truly the men who took the risks, pioneers who were not afraid of the wild- erness, brave men who were not afraid of failure, dream- ers who were not afraid of action. Many of these men called Ada their home. Wayne Spencer was such a man. So were Wayne Rob- erts, Paul Hinds, Estel Henson and several others. It was these men and their contemporaries who pio- neered the development of aviation in Oklahoma. The history of aviation in this part of the state may be traced back to the days when Wayne Roberts was known as "that crazy flyman." Roberts was probably the first man to fly in this area, around 1922. In 1920, he purchased an old Army a rickety relic from World War I days with an old 0X5 motor ad a wooden prop. Many Adans received their first taste of flying as Roberts con- ducted "sky rides" for six bits a throw operating, mostly out of a meadow north of Valley View Crash Kills Comedian Ernie Kovacs LOS ANGELES (AP> Cigar- chomping comedian Ernie Ko- vacs. a gentle, quiet man whose unique humor amused and some- times puzzled millions, was killed Saturday in a traffic accident. Kovacs. the moustachioed son of a Hungarian tavern owner, would have been 43 Jan. 23. Police said Kovacs was killed when his station wagon skidded across a wet pavement a half- block from the Beverly Hilton Ho- tel and careened into a power HosiptaL Patched Up Sometimes, when the weather was hot, the air so light, the little plane couldn't get off the ground. It took courage even to ride with Roberts. He often ground-looped the barely escaping in one piece and making confirmed Big Political EventsDouble Up In Ada Ada will be the political "capi- of Oklahoma the latter part of January as three stellar events are scheduled back-to-back. The first big day is Jan. 23 when Ada will host the third an- nual Oklahoma Highway 99 Asso- ciation meeting with former Gov- ernor Raymond Gary delivering the principal address. The same day, a special election will be held in the county to choose a county commissioner for district two. Fund-Raising Then, the following night, Jan. 24. a March of Dimes fund-rais-; OKLAHOMA C1TY (API A South Adds Up Crop Losses In The Millions From Cold ing dinner will see practically all the major candidates for gover- nor in the '62 race appear here. Both events are scheduled for pole, shortly before 2 a.m. on managed to patch her up. He Santa Monica Boulevard in West worked full-time 5or Ideal Cement, but the fascination of flying con- sumed all his "idle" hours. landlubbers of many a passenger. I East Memol.iai student The "Jenny" was smashed up' many times, but Roberts always Los Angeles. Kovacs had been to a baby shower in honor of comedian Mil ton Berle's wife. Kovacs and his wife, blonde actress Edie Adams, Union, The Highway 99 meeting feature 'Gary's address on future of road-building in will the the state. The former governor is con- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A new major snowstorm sprang up in the Rocky Moun- tains Saturday while the frost-bitten South counted crop losses in the millions. The storm, heading for the central plains, prompted warnings of four inches or more of snow for most of North Dakota and for parts of Kansas and Nebraska. The Weather Bureau also warned that northerly winds of 30 to 50 m.p.h will blow and drift snow in near bliz- ------zard conditions over a large part of the northern plains. Snow ranging from 1 to 7 inch- es piled up in the valleys of southern Idaho, northern and''western "Otah, Winds with gusts up to (53 m.p.h. hit Topeka, Kan.' Some areas in the path of the new onslaught still were under Goldwater Calls For GOP Unity STILLNOT ENOUGH-A.W wing a n.aring completion at th. Arbuckle M.mori.l. Hoipit.l, Sulphur, to bring th. in.titution'. rated up to 44 b.ds. But hospital au- thoritie. are looking toward futur. f b.ds. Th. typical ..II _th. small county pitals in (NEWS Stiff strong call for Republican heavy white blankets from last as a conservative storm. The waves of cold, sued Saturday by Sen, Barry Gold- >sicct and snow that began to roll water of Arizona at the closing; eastward to the Atlantic at that session of the GOP National Com- time resulted in more than 150 mittee meeting. deaths. The party's conservative leader seemed to be asking liberal ete Fire Guts Residence At Stratford STRATFORD (Special) The ments of the pjrty to join his side. He voiced hopes such labels as man venture until the late Lou Tickets On Sale Allard. president had left the party, at the home Then, a group of Adans, headed _.......___ of director Billy Wilder, in sepa-! by Dr. Joseph G. Breco. a promi- Highway 99 Association and a Inent Adr physician, decided to mcmber of the state House of Representatives, will act as mas- ter of ceremonies at the event. rate cars. Miss Adams, unaware that her j bring air service to the city. They organized the Ada Flying Service husband had been in a crash, drove on to their Bel Air mansion. She learned afterward, from the Billy Wilders, that Ko- (Continu.d on Pag. Two) Assessor Sets 'Pilgrimage7 Through County County Assessor Frank Jared this week embarks on his annual county-wide pilgrimage as a con- vience for county residents in fil- ing homestead exemptions, per- sonal and intangile taxes. He stressed that the deadline for homestead exemption is March 15. His schedule for visiting com- munities outside Ada follows: Roff: (drugstore) from Jan. 16-19. Lula: (grocery) Jan. 22, 9 a. m. until noon. Fitzhugh: Jan. 23, 1 to 4 p. m. Francis: (drugstore and post of- Jan. 24-25. Stonewall: Jan. 29- Feb. 1. Vanoss: (post Feb. 5, 9 a. m. until noon. Gaar Corner: Feb. 5, 1 until 4 p, m. Allen: (City Feb. 12-16. and hired Lt. William Duke as the Tickets arc on sale at Bryan's Corner Drug, Gwin's Drug and first instructor. Duke brought .a 90 h. p. Aero Commandaire (not to be confused with the modern Commander) to Ada and interest in aviation boomed. Golden Day These were the golden days of aviation. Charles Lindbergh had made his historical flight across the Atlantic. Wiley Post was a celebrated aviator who established one endurance record after an- other. .Amelia Earhart was gain- ing fame. Newspapers were filled with the daring exploits of avia- tors. Bayless Drug at three dollars a plate. The March of Dimes affair, spam-headed by Francis Mayhue, a local attorney, should be the biggest political event of early '62 for this area. Full Slate Mayhue said almost all candi- dates have agreed to attend the event, including Henry Bellmon, tire Republican favorite, and Democrats Gary, George Miskov- sky, Preston Moore. W. P. Bill Atkinson, Tommy Dee Fraser and George Nigh. All except Lt, Gov. And, for a time, aviation boom-! Nigh are certain to be candidate ed in Ada. Duke was the ramrod, for the'Democratic nomination. j But he added, "If qualifying de- of the'scriptive terms are required, then I would suggest the Republican Party has been, and will, I hope, continue to be a conservative polit- ical instrument." Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York has been identified as a lead- 'er of the more liberal faction of the party. He and Goldwater arc being tabbed as potential GOP presidential candidates in 1964. Goldwater said, in a speech prepared for delivery: "If we as a people have lost sight of our national goal, if we are confused, if we are flounder- ing and groping, might we not find home of Mrs. Sarah Wililams was gutted by fire Saturday morning. Some of the household effects Relief was in sight for the saved trom tho [iamcs. The again urday. South, but it by harsh cold was stung early Sat- entire interior of ing was left in only a shell Temperatures shriveled below stancijng. the freezing level in the Lower1 dwell- charred ru tlie house Booming Business Starts Area Hospitals On Expansion Planning By W. L. KN1CK.MEYER There's no doubt about it: the hospital business is booming. A check of county hospitals in federal funds to meet half the cost. The Mary Hurley Hospital in Coalgate was the first in line, in this area reveals every one of' 1952. It's also the smallest of the them pushed to the limit of its I four, with only a 15-bed capacity. son says will run to about a 3o- bed facility when and if federal approval is obtained. The state Health Department is currently making a survey of the community. Hudson says, in order ins, capacity, with occupancy running (But there are generally one or to determine whether or not the left j 100 per cent or even more. two patients in the halls, bringing i proposed hospital is needed, anri (Continued on Pag. Two) More Snow's Forecast For The Panhandle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Near-blizzard conditions were forecast for the western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle Satur- day night. Snowfall two to four inches wasj expected in that part of the state.! Temperatures will range from 15 Every one, even tiie most re- Stratford Fire Department constructed, is on a self able lo contain the blaze at Expanding site. Mrs. Wililams was across the street talking to a neighbor when she noticed smoke coiling up from her house. Her son, Ray, of the home, was downtown. Cause of the blaze has not been determined but it is believed to have originated in the bathroom or kitchen. The Williams' house was located on SH 18, two blocks east of the Stratford Methodist Church. And every one, at Coalgate. Sul- phur. Tishomingo and Atoka, is planning expansion in the near future. Arbuckie Memorial Hospital at Sulphur, indeed, is doing more than planning. A construction project now under way, scheduled for completion about mid-Febru- whether it will be used to its full capacity and thus become a pay- ing proposition. (It should be noted that the term "paying proposition" when applied to these hospitals does not mean that the institution actually makes money. They're all non- profit corporations; and any sur- plus is put into new and improved equipment. A hospital which is a paying proposition is simply one that doesn't go broke.i Survey Stage As soon as federal approval of Yet even with construction have." the project is forthcoming, _ then, actually going on, the administra-j About all that's lacking at_Mary Coalgate will go to work to double the occupancy up to IS or 17.) Like most new hospitals, this one got off to a slow start; but Mrs. Alois Lacy, business man- ager, reports that it's been on a self-sustaining basis for a number of years now. Fine Equipment And as in all these, small area hospitals, facilities and equipment are astonishingly good. Visiting nurses from city hospitals. Mrs. Lacy says, have been known to add 18.beds to the hos- remark that "some of your equip- 1 pital's capacity. ment here is better, than what we SLOW DELIVERY tor and board are already bolting toward lurther expansion in the future. The present project will Lacy, chairman, and Arvard Hud- Hurley, really, is space. So the its present hospital facilities, hospital board, headed by R. M. j Meanwhile. ;s aiso in the an explanation for "this confusion j degrees in the northwest to 36 in. LONDON (AP) The post, of- bring tlie rated capacity up .to 44; son. executive cnairman. has set in the two-faced images both southeast, tional parties have presented at Eastern portions of the Panhan the polls in recent years. die and the extreme northwes1 "Is it not possible that we can'were in for light snow Saturday beds, but Jack Martin, adminis- the machinery in motion to build recognize in the defeat of 1960 that we failed not because we were Re- publicans, but because we were us He was a flying zealot. No "dare-j Lee R. West. Ada attorney andjnot Republican enough." devel" or "crazy flyman." he took i currently a law professor at 0. j Goldwater continued an attack (Continu.d on pag. s.v.n) j (Continued on Pag. Two) OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness and windy through Sunday night; occasional snow northwest Sunday and west and north portions Sunday night; occasional light rain southeast Sunday night; colder west and north and turning colder south- east Sunday night; high 25 northwest to 50 southeast. The mercury climbed to a high of 46 in Ada Saturday after an overnight low of 19. The read- Ing at S p.m. Saturday was 44. 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 Tak. Advantag. of th.i. Sptcial Bargain launched here Thursday by Re- publican leaders, but he added that the GOP is rot spotless either. "My friends, if it is fair to claim that tlie Democratic party is schizoid, torn by internal disscn- tion, struggling to find a middle way between the extremes of Hu- bert Humphrey and Harry Byrd, it is also fair to say the Republican Party has failed to present to this nation a solid political organization unequivocally committed to an (Continued on Two) Car Owners: Take Heed Of Penalty Warning Auto owners are reminded that penalties on car licenses will be- gin on Feb. 1. Christine' Linker, tag agent, stressed that all owners should night and rain was forecast for the rest of the state. The rain may turn to snow Sun- day night. High temperatures Sun- day will be 25 in the northwest to 50 in the southeast. han-west rday for Sun-Sun-st by employes seeking more pay, announced Saturday Cambridge residents should get some of their Christmas mail in a few days. Workmen clearing a fallen tree found a mail bag containing addressed Christmas dated Dec. lying near a railroad says he hopes "in the near future" to see it expanded to 69. Federal Aid All these hospitals are comparatively recent additions to their communities. All were constructed under the Hill-Burton program, designed to encourage "rural" hospitals by new and larger structure. Separate Unit This will not be an addition to the present building, but a separate structure entirely, located in the neighborhood of the Ruth Wilson Hurley 'Manor. Local funds are already available for the project, which Hud- Trouble Calls Pour In Cold Makes Plumbers' Lives Frantic By JOHN BENNETT Water, water, everywhere and nary a drop to drink. It's forzen. This was the cry of hundreds of Ada housewives this week dis- tressed by home water pipes clogged with ice: With the protracted spell of freezing weather (sub-zero two nights) that.gripped Ada this week literally hundreds of Ada water pipes froze solid leaving faucets dry and bathtubs empty. It was a plumber's field day. Their phone rang for business constantly. While a plumber's office secre- make arrangements for their new j tary took the desperate SOS calls licenses.'She said-her office wasiover the phone, the "pipe" boys running ahead of the "normal j frantically g r a p p 1 e d beneath schedule until recent cold weather; houses, thawing and patcliing hit and brought traffic to a quick j mazes of frozen water pipes. Their's was a breakneck pace, broken only with their ride en. route to another "home with wa- ter problems." As one-fatigued plumber put it, "We didn't have time even for a The office, located on North Mississippi, is open on week days and until noon on Saturday. (See pictures on page 12, sec- tioo II.) cup of coffee, and we really did need one." And the calls are still swamping the plumbers for repair jobs on broken pipes: They estimate- that probably as many as half of the pipes frozen were also "busted" and will need repair or replace- ment. And they are unanimous in agreeing that this was one of their busiest seasons in many winter for frozen pipe, thawing and re- pairing. It's for certain that there hasn't been' another like it for some 20 years. "During the three really bad said one woman employe, Many housewives and husbands calling for service, desperate for immediate relief, were sometimes too impatient to consider that others too, were experiencing the same difficulties. Old man winter vents uncovered leading into the foundations of their houses. This, they said, caused a great deal of trouble. But not all of it. Some of it was just plain'un- preventable. was not too discriminating about', The old trick .of kaving the whose water pipes he froze. Actually the calls came from all over town. Big houses, little houses and various-shaped houses all had their pipes frozen. v "Most of our houses in the south aren't built to protect the pipes like the northern ones are." said one pipe fixer. "Up north most of the homes have basements where the pipes are housed. And "I answered a .'call 'every three j they are heated; But down in the minutes throughout the day. It was such a' rush, I couldn't find time to do anything for our regu- lar customers. It was all spent on these special calls." Now it's' not that they mind the extra business, understand. They don't. It's just that wow, how frantic. south where the cold isn't so-bad, the pipe's are left bare or just above the frost line under the foundation of a house. So when we get a real cold spell like this one was they freeze." Some problems could have been avoided, it's for sure. There were those, say the plumbers, who left water running is usually success- ful if it's not too cold. But in many cases even this didn't work. Oftentimes only partial freezing occurred, leaving homes with cold water but not hot water. Any way you. spell it, tlu'ngs downright miserable for a lot of 'folks. Drinking water and bathing wa- ter is necessary. There's no ques- 'tion about that. So' important to people that when they are de- prived of it, a sort of wild despe- ration sets in; Man, they've got to have water, and right now. Many were getting "aqua from neighbors in pails and healing it for cooking and bathing. Some of (Continued. on Pag. Two) "survey" stage of a proposed ex- pansion. With a rated 25-bed ca- pacity. Atoka Memorial has con- verted a storeroom and some of- fice space to bring its actual ca- pacity up to 34. And a good thing, too. Bill Go- forth, administrator, says the place has been running better than 100 per cent occupancy ever since September. 1960. Many 'Majors' "We've been running an aver- age of thirty major operations a Goforth adds. "Many times we've had six to ten 'ma- jors' in one day." These are scheduled operations, Goforth explains, set by one of the four doctors on the staff to take, advantage of tlie presence of a surgeon from Ada or McAles- ter. (The medical staff at Atoka consists of three medical doctors and one osteopath.) Emergency Problem With tlie hospital loaded at all times, a sudden emergency poses a real problem. four-car .crash on US. 75 near Atoka caught the hospital without a single empty bed. So Atoka has also put in for an addition to its present facilities. (Continu.d on pag. ten) The trouble with each genera-, tion is that it hasn't read the minutes of the last meeting. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;