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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma A youngster slightly by her first trip h, d.ntist ,nd of h.r skin .ILrgy turn.d up n.w d.nt.l "Gott. g. b..k t. the m, .r. .U Cougars Rest Up After Tournament See Sports Page THE ADA Bulldozer Uncovers Spectacular Cave Near Las Vegas, P-3 58TH YEAR NO. 262 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY FIRE DESTROYS OLD LANDMARK AT SULPHUR COLLAPSE- A tection of the west wall of the Arteiian Hottl craihei down. The which broke out about p.m. Sunday, completely deitfeyed the famous old landmark. owned by Carl Firemen from fiv't different citiei battled the for more than five (NEWS Staff Temperatures DiVe, But Not From Cold LONDON took a steep dive all over Britain today, but winter had nothing to do with it. Britain began shaking off a tra- dition and switched from the Fah- renheit to the centigrade scale of thermometer marking. The change to the continental way of measuring hot and cold was the first phase of an official program to convert Britons to the decimal system of measuring. Eventually they will use deci- mals to reckon how rich, as well as how hot, they are. At 9 p.m. in London it was 39 degrees Fahrenheit. Translated into centigrade it looked sensa- tional-4 degrees. The switch was gradual. Tele- vision and radio weathercasts gave both centigrade and Fahren- heit figures. Eventually Fahren- heit will be quietly dropped. Some London newspapers print- ted centigrade temperatures in their weather reports with Fah- renheit demoted to brackets alongside. Other newspapers, apparently reluctant to cast off an old cus- tom stuck with Fahrenheit, for today anyway. Informed commuters who had read the right papers scored with such lines as: "Got down to zero last night. Centigrade, y'know. (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Generally fair this afternoon and tonight: warmer west this afternoon and over state tonight; partly cloudy Tuesday turning colder west; a little warmer east; low tonight 22-32; high Tuesday 38 northwest to S3 southeast. U. S. Agrees To Cuts In European Tariffs BRUSSELS, Belgium United States and common market nations will initial a sweeping agree- ment to cut tariffs on many industrial products Tuesday, informed sources said today. The informants confirmed reports that cuts of about 20 per cent on some industrial items are foreseen. As to U. S. agricultural products, they will be con-1 differently. sidered in later negotiations between the United States Here's what happened Sunday: and the European Economic Community, the formal name for the six-nation common market, these sources 'Joke' About Shark Isn't Very Funny SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A brawny, six-foot skindiver told his wife, "I probably won't be back. I figure a shark will get me." Floyd Pair Jr., 29, a Sacra- mento, Calif., milkman said it as a joke but he almost, foretold, his fate. Only the ending turned- out Flames Demolish Old Hotel By GEORGE GURLEY SULPHUR (Staff) A raging fire Sunday night destroyed the fabled Arte-. sian Hotel in Sulphur. The historic old building was nothing but smoking rubble Monday morning after firemen from Sulphur, Platt National Park, Davis, Tishomingo, Madill and Ada battled through much of the night to contain the roaring blaze. And, they were in large measure, successful. The fire was brought under control as it reached the annex, constructed some time after the original build- ing was built. The bath- house, beyond the annex, was also spared. Owner Carl Thetford re- ported 10 or 12 guests escaped without injury. A few permanent residents in the hotel and adjoining annex also fled the flames. A passing motorist was given credit with spotting the blaze, somewhere around p.m. Sul- phur firemen immediately gave battle. Hard To Fight The flames, however, broke out near the top of the old four-story building and it was difficult to di- rect sufficient water to the source of the fire. The blaze made rapid headway in the old building. A strong northwest wind whipped the flames and flashing showers of sparks and burning "debris were hurled to the south and east. Firemen were posted on the roofs _of buildings in thai area with hoses and were able to keep new fires from erupting. INFERNO: Shortly after midnight, the south wall began to buckle under the heat and wind gusts. Debris was hurled completely across the street. The thoroughfare had been Crowds of onlookers collected the flames ate their way but, for the most part, they re- j down the length of the landmark mained well clear of the fire area, and then burned to the east to- Some of them, in fact, volunteered ward the annex. and there wen in 1905, also lo'unge'a'nd liquor Staff and assisted firemen in dragging heavy ice-coated hoses to new po- .sitions to fight the flames. Hot'Coffee' Wives of Sulphur firemen and other local women served hot cof- fee to firemen and other officials throughout the night. Bill Allen threw open his cafe and kept a Fred Freeman, Sulphur fire steady stream of hot coffee mov- chief, praised the cooperation he received from out-of-town units. The blaze was finally brought under control about 2 a.m. Mon- day. Fire fighters halted the I flames as they licked at the walls of the annex addition which also suffered from smoke and water. Ice Coating The fire was fought under im- possible conditions. High guests of wind boomed out of the north and by midnight, the streets were heavily coated with ice as water! froze in the bitter temperatures. New Snowfall Covers Areas Of Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heavy wet snow blanketed broad areas of the Midwest today, piling atop the big covering still on the ground from last week's storm. The storm, which swept north- eastward from eastern Kansas and Oklahoma dumped from one up to more than six inches of snow in a belt extending from northern Missouri across north- reported. They will involve wheat, corn and poultry. The agreement will be initialed' by Howard Peterson, special ad-1 viscr to President Kennedy; and'. Jean Rey, member of the EEC lor in charge of foreign relations. Skindiving Pair came to San Francisco for a day's skindiving near the Faral- lon Islands 25 miles west of the Gate. He was one of 100 Sacramenlo had chartered purpose. four ing out to the men battling the flames. Other businessmen also opened their doors, offering hot drinks, and a warm haven for! Shortly after midnight, the en- construction was used in the! Artesian. The Artesian, for a while known as the New' Windsor, opened in 1905 and was the focal point for I lire west wall began to jieave., much Of the activities in con- Firemen working'from the street the well-known spa. there quickly retreated and within ijt was "the most" for its; day. minutes huge sections of the brick j High Style wall came thundering down. The, There was a grand ballroom, street had been cleared of specta- An orchestra played daily. Espe- tors and there wore no injuriqs. cially in the warmer months, The agreement cannot become final until it is approved unani- mously by the EEC council of ministers, informants said. U. S. sources said the agreement also has to go back to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade organizations in Geneva, under whose auspices the negotiations began. A spokesman for the U.S. mis- sion to the EEC confirmed that a meeting had been arranged be- tween Peterson and Rey for Tues- day but said as far as they know, western Illinois into southeast; the meeting is not for the formal ways, souri FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA During the rest of this week temperatures will average 3 to 8 degrees below normal, turn- ing colder midweek and warm- er near the weekend. Normal highs 45-55. Normal lows 19 northwest to 35 south- east. Precipitation will average from .25 east to less than .10 west occurring as light snow about the middle of. the week. nigh temperature in Ada Sun- day was 48; low Sunday night, 19; reading at 7 a. m. Monday, 19. Wisconsin and western lower Michigan. Snow depths in the region ranged from 8 to 10 inches, with the covering in Muskegon, Mich., measuring 15 inches. Chicago, hit by an 11-inch snowfall a week ago. started digging out from the fresh fall which was expected to reach eight or nine inches. Driving conditions were report- ed hazardous throughout the snow belt. At least three traffic deaths were attributed to slippery high- one each in Kansas, Mis- and Iowa. Three persons died of heart attacks while shovel- ing snow in Illinois. Air travel was curtailed in some cities, including Kansas City and Chicago. South of the snow belt, heavy rains pounded areas from south- ern Illinois and Indiana south- ward through the lower Mississip- pi Valley. Thunderstorms rumbled across Alabama and sections of Louisi- ana and Mississippi, causing some property damage. Gusts of 65 m.p.h. lashed Birmingham while gusty winds and heavy rains hit southeast Louisiana. There was a warming trend in (Continued on Page'Two) signature of any agreement. The sources indicated that the French representatives liad ex- pressed some reservations about At about 11 a.m. Pair went over the side of the boat, New Merri- mac, a black skin suit taut against his oxygen tanks on his back, face mask in place, spear gun in his hand. No Seal "I wenl down lo about 40 Pair recounted. "I chased a fish, lost him, decided lo surface. " hit me, just as I sur- faced. At first I thought it was a seal. But a seal doesn't have a mouth thai big. It was brown, and etfery inch of 14 feet long. It hit me from the right side and started shaking me like a clog J plays with a bone. Lot of Noise The fire could be seen for miles. Great jets of flame, smoke and steam boiled up from the building and clouds of flashing sparks spiralled up into the night air. Firemen and law enforcement officials quickly threw a cordon around the fire to halt vehicular traffic. And the night was alive cold, weary firemen. Mary Monroe, bath house oper ator, said when she arrived at the scene, not long after the alarm had sounded, the roof was already a "sheet of flame." Cause Undetermined The original hotel building con- i some 60 rooms and the an- nex has an additional 40 rooms and apartments. No immediate estimate of damages is available. Thetford stated that he had no idea as to the cause of the disas- trous fire. Bricks Fly Perhaps a hour later the south wall began to buckle under the intense heat and wind pressure. Huge areas of brick sloughed down, roaring into the street. Again personnel had cleared the jarea. Some of the bricks were completely across the street, smashing plate glass win- Republicans Tighten Lines ln-.Congress WASHINGTON Repub- licans are tightening their lines in this election year and President Kennedy is likely to find it more difficult to scrape up needed con- touri'sTs gressional GOP votes for his new tesian for recreation and the cura- proposals. live powers of the "waters." Rigid requirements of dress were followed for eating and dining. regular trains carried flocks of Reservation were made weeks in advance. Some of the material used in the Artesian, such as the huge dows in the Braden Ford building: Frendl mirroi. jn the came just to the south. from lbe St LOUJS World Fair. The original building contained j a Rapid Destruction owned and operated by Thetford. The dining room was leased lo an- other party. But the old building was more than just a hotel. If was a color- ful section of state hosiery. Old History The hotel's story actually goes sum- Once underway, the flames back to the old Bland House, built made rapid progress. By shortly by. H. mer palace for Oklahoma's gov- nors. Governor Haskell did much to launch this precedent. Senator Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana faced real- ities Sunday when he said he was counting on Republican votes to gain approval of some programs opposed by conservatives of both parties. Mansfield noted that several key Kennedy bills would have failed in Congress last year if Re- publicans had not contributed from five to 13 Senate votes for them. While some Republicans saw that it was a shark. I remember thinking first that it didn't hurt. Then I half remem- f i LU'JIJ L. 11141U inun .1 uau tariff cuts on imports of something I had read bv a American chemicals, but that it______ was hoped these objections could be met to the satisfaction of the French government. The pact, it was understood, in- volves up to 20 per cent reductions on hundreds of by Ihe six-nalion market than by the United Stales. It also was reported that an ar- rangement had been made for protecting U.S. farm products in trade with the market. The agriculture problem had been the main obstacle in the 15 months of negotiations. That ap- parently was cleared Sunday when the Common Market ham- mered together a joint agriculture program. When the deal goes and informants indicated it may be near the signing U.S. tariff reductions would be made under the authority already held by President Kennedy. Such authority was granted by the 1958 enabling act of the re- (Continued on Page. Two) German deep sea expert, Hans Hass. "Hass said to make a lot of noise and hit an attacking shark in (he face. spit out my, breathing .mouth- piece, began yelling, 'Shark! at the same time I began' jabbing al the shark's snout with my spear. He let loose of me and took off." Divers Help Two other divers helped Pair (Continued on Page Two) Blaze Causes Minor Damage At Ada Home The Ada Fire Department an- swered one call Monday morning, al Ihe Dewey Smith residence, 504 West Eighth. Chief Dudley Young said clothing hanging over a ,gas heater in the garage caught fire. Damage was confined to. the clothing itself and the.wall nearby. Some smoke damage'was reported in the adjoining kitchen. The call came at a. m. their parents and elders took their After the reservation for Platt Na- after 11 p.m., they had chewed ease in chairs in the "open" lobby tbeir way through most of the four wide veranda which Bland House was dismantled and floors. The original building was .with the shouts of firemen (Continued on Page Two) some of the material used in its basically an "L" shaped structure the continual roar of the blaze Robert L. Owen was also a regu- i continue to support specific Ken- lar visilor. i nedy recommendations, Sen. Sold To Tcxans 'Thomas H. Kuchel, R-Calif., said In the old days, young couples; in an interview he thinks there swirled to the music of Straus will be mor.; solid GOP opposition in Congress this year. As an assistant Senate Repub- lican leader who often lines up with Ihe liberals, Kuchel is charged with finding out where his party colleagues stand on in- dividual issues and with making it certain they are on hand when the roll is called. "When we Republicans believe the President's recommendations are in the best interests1 of the country, we will support them." Kuchc! said. "When we think the President is wrong, we will opr pose his proposals and offer what we consider constructive alterna- tives. "On fundamental issues, how- ever, I think the Republicans are going to be nearly unanimous. We all want fiscal responsibility of the type that the Democrats don't always demonstrate. We are going to do everything we can to see to it that the pledge of-a balanced budget is kept. "I think Republicans are going to be nearly unanimous in opposi- tion to any action by Congress to abrogate its constitutional author- ity. "If I read the signs right, there will be overwhelming Republican opposition lo giving the President authority to cut taxes. And we are not going to accept any farm pro- gram that delegates to the Agri- culture Department what would (Continued on Page Two) BATTLE: Firemen move in clou with a big ho., ju.t after .guit. of wind .noI freeiing if a jection of wall had crashed into the jtreet. Huge difficult to fight the. Staff of flame lick the'interior of the gutted building. Booming A big three-dagree man got his first degree from Harvard, his second degree from Yale and the third degree from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;