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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma With a special election yesterday, a road meeting last night, a full lineup of candidates set for tonight, and the primary election coming no wonder it's warmer today. What cold wave could withstand Oklahoma pollitics? Baylor Pioneers Program Against Illiteracy, Page 10 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Cougars Triump Panthers, 50-42 See Sports Page 58TH YEAR NO. 270 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Gary Outlines Far-Reaching Program For Super Highway System In State District Two Voters Pick Austell As Commissioner With Quintuplet Load Fails Former Governor Speaks At Highway 99 Meeting In Ada Bob Austell. veteran county of- fical, returned to the courthouse Tuesday as the result of a special election to choose a county com- missioner for District Two. Austell polled 588 votes of the 1.981 cast to top second-place Tom Murphy by 63 votes. F. 0. "Bud" Jones was in third place with 282 votes. The number of votes cast was surprising, although a big turnout was expected due to the clearing weather Tuesday. Most observers felt the total might reach 1.800, but few thought it would approach Austell picked up 30 per cent of the votes to gain his plurality. He will serve the one-year unex- pired term of George R. Collins who died in December. U is also likely that he'll run for the full term in the regular primary elec-j necessary to reclaim their filing tion in May. Austell's margin of victory was provided by a whopping vote in fee. Another came within five votes of losing his fee. Austell's victory comes as little the West Latta precinct. His mar- j surprise to 'most observers. A gin of 76 votes in West Latta put j veteran of commission politics in him over the top. The complete' vote by pre- cincts in Tuesday's special elec- tion appears on page two. He actually carried only eight of the 17 boxes in the district, but the other votes were dispersed among the nine candidates seek- ing the office. Murphy carried five boxes and his best box was Center where he took 70 votes to Austell's 34. Five of the candidates didn't draw the 10 per cent of the vote the district, his name was prob- !ably the best-established in the race. But, the 588 votes is surprising. Most observers thought 375 would be sufficent to win the election. Here's how the final tally went: Austell Murphy Jones Clyde Haskins Leo By W. D. LITTLE JR. Former Governor Raymond Gary told an overflow CAPE CANAVERAL Fla of 600 here Tuesday night that he proposed a -Rocket failure today ruin'ed'an bond issue, coupled with state earmarked attempt to boost five satellites in- and federal funds' of over million, to rebuild about to'orbit simultaneously to probe i miles of the state highway system in a seven-year a number of space mysteries. program. He advocates a constitutional amendment. The space quintuplets hurtled j He spoke to the third annual meeting of Oklahoma into the sky at a.m. cradled' Highway 99 Association. snugly in the nose of an so-foot, Qary told the surprised audience that the amend- Thor-Able-Star rocket. The first; ment wouid authorize the creation of trust fund in stage of the 55-ton rocket per- formed normally and observers at the Cape saw the second stage ig- nite. Lost In Ocean But 20 minuies after launch the Defense Department announced th the upper stage failed to build up McNi'nch Samps McCovvn! sufficient thrust after ignition and Jay W. Hester Drexel the entire rocket assembly Sales (67) and Barney Philpot! plunged in the Atlantic Ocean far :downrange. There will be no runoff for the I Officials said the unexpired term since no Republi- can or Independent filed for the post. Senators Quiz Army Officer On Censored Anti-Red Talks WASHINGTON Lt.jwas one of the main examples Gen. Arthur G. Trudeau testified; cited by Sen. Strom Thurmond, today that changes made by cen- sors in some of his anti-Commu- nist speeches have "caused me to wonder" but "have not prevented me from getting across my basic message. Trudeau, head of Army re- search and development and for- mer chief of Army intelligence, D-S.C., in forcing the investiga- tion by a special Senate Armed Services subcommittee. Thurmond complained of 10 in- stances in which, he said, anti- Communist statements had been stricken from speeches by the military to didn't made the statements in testimony speeches. public who groups, made He the at a Senate investigation of charg- es that Pentagon censorship has muzzled military men. He said the State Department was responsible for some changes or suggested changes in his texts, but that he did not always know the sources of the changes. Trudeau quoted changes called for by censors in one of his speeches, adding that there also were changes in others "with the source (of the suggested changes) unidentified, which gave my staff and me cause for wonder about the motivation involved." In the text of a Trudeau speech prepared for delivery Nov. 19, before the American Ordnance Association in Washington, he said, the State Department sug- gested thai he should not say "the tenets of Marx and Engels and Lenin are as firm a part of the Communist doctrine as when they were announced." The general said: "The Depart- ment of State's comment to this suggested change was, and again I quote: "'They (the Communist) havej Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said later that all 10 had been cut from speech texts written by Trudeau. The secre- tary added that Trudeau 'had made 54 speeches in the year. Trudeau will be followed on the witness stand by Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A letter from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower suggesting a'change in the policy on the cen- Fire Destroys Home Near Ada A home six miles northwest of Ada was completely destroyed by fire by the time Ada firemen re- ceived the alarm and arrived at the scene. Chief Dudley Young said a pass- erby saw the fire at the home of W. E. Wixom and turned in the alarm. None of the family was at home and there was no way of determining how the blaze started. Young said. jettisoned many of these tenets, i Other calls answered by Ada unfortunately, because tenets were retarding industrial expan- sion.' The general said he always was mindful of a soldier's duty when confronted with sol- dier does not question the policies and decisions of higher govern- ment authority. He accepts them." Censoring of Trudeau's speech- es by the Defense Department firemen included an alarm at a.m. today resulting from an auto- mobile striking a gas meter in the 800 block West First. Firemen shut off the gas and no damage was reported except to the meter. At a.m. Wednesday fire- men were called to the J. P. Nor- ton home at 320 West Eighth to put out a trash fire. No damage was reported. soring of speeches was inserted in the record as the hearings be- gan Tuesday. "I question the desirability of requiring the topmost government officials, whether military or ci- vilian, to submit to censorship of distinguished from se- curity to their ut- Eisenhower said. This was done- .under his and preceding administrations, the former president said, but added that after thoughtful reconsidera- tion, "I incline to the view that when responsible and respected officials feel compelled to submit to censorship, we are smothering the concept of personal responsi- bility under the practice of heavy- minded and unjustified staff su- pervision." But he also said there must be a "rule of reason" in applying policies. Retired Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, former chief of naval operations, warned against "too much em- phasis" on censorship of military men's speeches. Thurmond argues that this cen- sorship is muzzling and hampers officers in efforts to inform their troops and the public on commu- nism, McNamara maintains it is not muzzling. He says the editing of speeches was designed to keep military spokesmen's public views in line with national policy. Around this dispute the investi- gation developed. It also will cov- er the troop information program and the role of military men in anti-Communist seminars. Stennis told a reporter he was impressed with suggestions by Burke and by a statement of vehicle fell into the sea "well south of Cuba." The failure wrecked the United States' most ambitious multiple payload experiment to date. At- tempts have been made previous- ly to send three satellites aloft with one booster, but never as many as five. 'Buckshot' The five satellites were to have been sprayed into orbit by spring devices much like the pellets from a shotgun charge. Because of this. 'Old Guard7 Gathers For Gary Speech ADA (AP) Thc road-building j rally around Raymond Gary here Tuesday night was sort, of a "com- ing out" party for old guard Dem- ocrats who once were familiar figures around the statehouse. project officials nicknamed the1 Members of Gary's administra- project "Buckshot." This was to have been the first of three major U.S. space efforts scheduled this week. On Friday, an Atlas-Agena rocket is slated years, to hurl a Ranger 3 payload to! Friends On Hand the moon to take closeup televi-j Also present were numerous sion pictures and land an instru- legislators who were friendly with ment package on the lunar sur- Gary "during his term, and have face (since suffered somewhat strained The attempt to orbit astronaut relations with the chief execu- John H. Glenn Jr. is set for Sat-! tive's office, urday. Other political candidates off Doomed :3nd running in 1962 were spotted Doomed by today's failure were: in the banquet hall of East Cen- SR-4 (for Solar Radiation 4) to j tral College's Student Union Build- study X-ray radiation from the !ing as Gary addressed a dinner sun and possibly learn how storms meeting of the Oklahoma High- raging across the sun's face af-1 way 99 Association. the state treasury to' accumulate surplus monies to retire the 25-year bonds. He also said that the rate of growth in earmarked funds from gasoline tax sevenue indicates his estimates are conservative. Furthermore, he said that it'will not be necessary to appropriate any money from the .general revenue funds by the state legislature. The last legislature appropriated more than million yearly to the highway department. This money, according to Gary can be allocated to high- er education schools, men- tal health, and other state programs desperately need- ing it. Gary said the program, if voted by the state, could go into effect by July of 1963 and reach comple- tion in 1970, except for the inter- state program. The latter system would be completed in 1972. Hlchways Base of Program governorS com. PRESS CONFERENCE: In a press conference late Tuesday afternoon, in the Aldridge Hotel, Raymond Gary, announced candidate for the Oklahoma governorship, discussed roads program of his campaign platform. Tuesday evening at the East Central State Col- lege ballroom, he spoke at the banquet meeting of the Highway 99 association. At left it Gary with his press secretary, Martin Haua n. (NEWS Staff _________ tion were on hand to cheer when the former governor spelled out his SSOO-million. no-Ux-increase road program for the next seven feet space near earth. Injun II to examine the rela- tionship between the outer Van Allen radiation belt and auroral phenomena such as "northern lights." Lofti II (for Low Frequency Trans-Ionospheric) to study radio wave propagation in the iono- (Continued on Page Two) Hospital Reports Boy In 'Poor' Condition Terry Lee Jordan, 6. Ada, in- jured Sunday in a two-car colli- sion on SH 99 two miles north of merited to reporters that the whole program depended on his road proposal. "II is the key to operating state government with- out increasing he ex- plained. He said, "I will ask the people to vote on it immediately (after going into Powerful Latin American Nations Agree On Condemnation Of Castro PUNTA DEL ESTE. Uruguay leader of the drive for stern punishment of Prime Min- ister Fidel Cast.-o's regime in n 'i U- L I Cuba warned the hemisphere to- He called it "the greatest some mav intcrvene way construction program ever- on their own-unless the dreamed of without any appro- Lrgani2atjon of American. States I roifAmiA a _ Press Aide The pro-Gary forces included: B. E. Bill Harkey of Oklahoma City, who was speaker of the House during the two sessions Gary was in office. Martin Hauan, press secretary for Gary during his administra- tion who still is serving in that capacity. Charles Dierker, an attorney for Gary when he was governor. Henks Craig, an administrative assistant who became a central figure in the scandal over absen- tee voting in Wagoner-County. Former Rep. Willard Gotcher of Fittstown, was reported still in i McAlester who will handle Gary's poor condition by a Valley-View campaign in Pittsburgh County Hospital spokesman Wednesday and rormer Rep_ make, Wynona, who will assist morhmg. The Jordon boy suffered head and face injuries. He is the son of Mr: and Mrs. Onus L. Jordon, 428 West Seventh. In another two-car accident two Robert A. Lovctt. former secre- j miles north of Ada, Sunday morn- tary of defense, that any censor- ing should be done by men of judgment and perspective. The senator said this apparently has not always been the case. ing. Paul Harwell, was injured and admitted in fair condition. He was released Tues- day after treatment of facial lace- rations. priation from general revenue. He specifically mentioned the. need for completing urban1 bypass highway programs, such as Ada's, and also spoke of the need for modernizing and rebuilding State Highway 99 and building a new U.S. 169 from Tulsa-to-Ada-to- Texas. Part of Amendment Gary explained that all projects for the seven .years would be planned and become part of the constitutional amendment itself. "Spell them he advocates. He added th'at tliis would elimi- nate the necessity of every com- for a highway n order to get its needs cared for. Here is the way Raymond Gary proposed to finance the 7-year. million road program: He estimated that from the ear- marked gasoline tax and other collections that million will go to the highway department for operations, maintenance, right-of- way, engineering. On the basis of! current estimates this would! leave million to allocate to] new construction. Federal Fund Matched Federal matching funds are estimated at million per year. The proposed constitutional amendment would permit issuing million per year from the trust fund for .new construction. These three items would make available million per year, or a total of million -for seven years. Here is how he proposes that the bonds be retired: forcefullv_ most powerful nations, Argentina and Brazil, joined in a common front proposing hemispheric coex- istence with Cuba while condemn- ing Castro for embracing commu- have felt heavy pressure from tics. The Colombian stand expressed Castro communist infiltration tac- feelings of a group, including the United States, which seeks the Opening the debate. Colombian, strongest possible action against Foreign Minister Jose Joaquin! Castro. The speech won prolonged Caicedb Castrilla demanded a applause from the delegates, tttf hv' collective economic and diplo- many of whom Jiave. Been work- was Delivered Dy, ifu U.. _I1 On inn miMnr The.. Colombia, sponsor of the resolu- tion which produced thc Punta del Este conference of inter-Ameri- can foreign ministers on Cuban communism. General debate opened a few hours after Latin America's two i malic break with Cuba by all 20 ing for milder action. ciHinir in ittHrf mnnt nations sitting in judgment here. His call was echoed by Guate- mala. Caiccdo did not say which na- tions might intervene in Cuba. Countries such as Colombia and the Central American nations Pair Suffers Critical Injuries In Car Crash Part Of Transportation Trend OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness this afternoon through Thursday: occasional light drizzle southeast this noon and tonight and occasional light rain northwest tonight and Thursday; a little warmer this afternoon and tonight and east portion Thursday: low tonight 32-40: high Thursday general- ly in SOs. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA Temperatures will average 5-8 degrees below normal. Nor- mal highs 46-58. Normal lows 20-39. Warmer Thursday and in central and east Friday. Turn- ing colder west Friday. Colder over state Saturday and much colder on Sunday. Precipitation will average from 1-10 inch weal to 'A inch east occurring as rain over state Friday. Rain south and snow north portion Saturday through Monday. High temperature in Ada Tuesday was 34: low Tuesday night, 27; reading at 7 a.m. Wednesday, 30. Big Airlines Announce Plans For Merger NEW YORK plan to combine American Airlines and Eastern Airlines into the nation's biggest air carrier was barely off the ground today when storm clouds began to gather. The Transport Workers Union, which has threatened a strike Feb. 4 in protest against the pro- posed Pennsylvania-New York Central railroads merger, indi- cated it also would fight the air-' lines plan. Matthew Guinan. a deputy to union President Michael J. Quill, and James F. Horst, head of the TWU Airline Division, called a news conference a spokesman said is "not to applaud" the proposal. The TWU represents several hundred mechanics and mainte- nance workers of American across the country, including those at Tulsa. Okla., where American maintains a huge overhaul and re- pan" base. The union word followed quick criticism from a rival carrier, j Trans World Airlines, and also came before expected objections from other carriers. American Airlines opened on the New York Stock Exchange to- day at off 25 Cents, and later widened the loss to nearly Eastern was up 12 cents at at the start, but soon fell into the minus column. The surviving system, with an- nual revenues of well over million, would be the country's fourth largest transportation en- announcement of Eddie Ricken- backer, 71, famed World War I air ace who is chairman of the board and chairman of the execu- tive committee of Eastern. An Eastern Air Lines spokes- man said only that' Rickenbacker would continue to hold those posts as long as Eastern remained an entity. Gary in Osage County. Shoemake introduced Gary and called him Oklahoma's finest gov- ernor. More than a score of senators and House members were pres- ent and many of them indicated they will support Gary. Presiding over the meeting was (Continued on Two) j Gary showed charts to illustrate the increase in earmarked high- way collections in the 15 years from 1945-46 to 1960-61. During that period the collections more than doubled, from million to S34 million-and are now estimated at million. "This was accomplished through _ i growth increase, which means' president of Eastern, jointly, an-1 more buying more gasoline Guatemala's foreign minister. Jesus Unda Murillo, denounced Cuban ties with the Soviet Union and Red China and called the current OAS attitude suicidal. He contended it is farcical to talk about the principle of self- determination with regard to Cuba, a communist state. Guate- mala, a target of Cuban attacks. provided one of thc training i grounds for the anti-Castro force 1 which staged the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba lost April. I The agreement between Argen- tina and Brazil, who have led The bridge on SH 19 just east of Stratford sent two rival blocs at the inter-Amer- more people to the hospital last night, both with critical I ican foreign ministers' conference, iniuries jcame in the early morning hours Thurman D. Cox, 41, Stephens, Ark., driver of theiin advance conference's car in Valley View Hospital with head in- juries, multiple internal injuries, lacerations of the _ a face and body. His condition was listed as critical this posal to bar Fidol Castro-s gov. morning by hospital authorities. crnment from a voice in deliber- His wife, Rosa Lee Cox, 43, also critically injured Of the Organization of the wreck, is in an Oklahoma City hospital. The States on the ground of her injuries has not been learned here. i that the revolutionary regime does Highway Trooper Llovd Basinger, Sulphur, who represent the Cuban people. the accident, said door, would be left open for was driving west on SH 19 at Cuba to return to the hemispheric p. m. Tuesday when he lostjfold should Castro change his control of his car on the curve! ways or should an anti-Communist leading into the bridge. government emerge in Cuba. The car went off onto the. Isolation from the OAS is a pen- shoulder on the north side of thciaity far milder than the diplomat- road, and when Cox attempted to ic and economic sanctions Presi- bring it back onto the pavement! dent Kennedy's team had hoped it hit the east end-of the north; for when it came to the Inter- American foreign ministers' meet- ing. Despite fears of congressional anger that would produce opposi- tion to Alliance for Progress ap- propriations, the U.S. delegation pro- Leaves Ada Schools Alone The influenza bug which has nounced that the aim of the mer- ger was to provide a stronger sys- products. With our present.popula- tion explosion, this trend is sure tern "which can survive today's bccomc even more-pronounced financial crisis, meet its obhga-1 -n future tions to the public and cope with w i f. .1 t vltKer5 5alu "K uuv the technological demands of the- P'f 'ten Ve1rs becausc of the flu' but about llalf eaC" Ot SeV6n earS- ln'in some parts of the state, hasn't struck in Ada, at least among the younger fry. yet. Check of the six elementary schools Tuesday re- veals that absenteeism because of influenza has been nil. Of course, a few have missed school because of colds, but only a few in each school. At Washington School. Principal Finis Morrison said earlier one room had as- many as 10 out at one time.because of chicken pox, but all now-are back in class. At Glenwood, Principal 'Nicey Vickers said "We have none out future." They estimated savings of million a year could be effected The merger would be another by eliminating duplicating flights of leave the excess in die treasury trust fund. "If our economic growth for the next 25 years is no more than at. the rate of the JLL J.J. V MIIJ laiC Ult step in the quickening scramble and other services and by better past 15 thc. state nighwav to tie together competing trans-; utilization of equipment and facil- terprise, topped only by the Penn. j portation lines in an effort to pull ilies. sylvania. New York Central and out of a financial morass. Southern Pacific railroads. The consolidated line would be called American Airlines, erasing the name of the pioneer Eastern Air Lines 'from the roster of American carriers. The proposal to create a sys- tem with million in assets, employes and 400 aircraft will be submitted to stockholders of both companies and thc Civil Aeronautics Board. The board, which has generally encouraged mergers, had mediate comment. United Air Lines and hcavily- in-debt Capital Airlines merged last May, making United the big- gest of the domestic carriers. On the rail front, the New York Cen- tral and Pennsylvania systems agreed last week to merge. Other proposed combinations are being pushed. The 11-trunk air carriers lost an aggregate of about million in 1961. Eastern went deeply in the red while American earned million. C. R. Smith, president of Amer- There was no mention in the i ican, and Malcolm A. Maclntyre, Charles W. Tillinghast, presi- dent of Trans World Airlines, commented that merging of the biggest east-west carrier (Ameri- can) and the biggest north-south carrier (Eastern) might "aggra- vaU competitive imbalances and thus increase rather- than dimin- ish the problems of the remainder of the industry." Before Eastern chose American as a partner, there had been pre- liminary TWA-Eastern merger talks. There also has been talk of a possible TWA merger with (Continued on Two) department's earmarked funds will bring in million of extra money. Let me repeat that I be- lieve-this amount, million, is a bare, fact, he told the crowd that it was mil- lion less than the growth rate.) How Bond Retired This million 'is calculated to retire the principal' and in-- terest of the .Bonds in 25 years, bc conventional of the first and second grades were out yesterday and are today because of chicken pox. The'se have been our worst absenteeism days." at Hayes is excel- lent, it was reported. Napier's at- tendance has not been affected .'noticeably by colds' or bronical ailments and Willard has had only small numbers out because of such cold .weather illnesses. bridge banister. Basinger said thc car, a 1956 Chevrolet, sheared off 12 feet of concrete banister when it struck. The car was a total loss. The Coxes were believed to could do little in the face of the have been en route from Arkan-1 opposition from Brazil. Mexico, sas to Fairview, Okla., to a new Argentina and Chile to stiff penal- job. Basinger said the car was loaded with various -items of joint proposal to isolate the clothing and household goods. Castro government from OAS ac- The bridge is the same one un-itjvjtjes was reported worked out der which the bodv of Simon Fine. today after a three-hour Stratford, was found Jan. 15. Fine had been missing since Jan. conference of the foreign under- secretaries of Argentina. Brazil, another accident at the site. One Accident Mars Peaceful Ada Traffic Day One accident marred an other- wise perfect day on the Ada traf- fic scene. Cars driven by Juanita Faye Hoehne, 36. 519 West Sixteenth. WORK SLOWS and Virgil H. Blevins, 61, collided OKLAHOMA CITY I at Twelfth and Stockton. The two work slowed in Oklahoma last] drivers and Blevins' wife.'Alice, i week -because of cold weather, j 59, were treated for minor in- Thc weekly federal-state crop re- i juries at Valley View Hospital. 6. His body and his wrecked car Mcxico. chiie. Ecuador. Bolivia were found under the bndgeland Haitij a grou? which has when officers were investigating come to bc known hcre as the "outer seven." The proposal was to be sub- mitted oday to the seven nations' foreign ministers and then to the Central American delegations for their concurrence before its intro- duction before the conference. A Chilean spokesman reported all differences within the outer seven had been resolved but de- (Continued on Page and credit' of the state pledged. Gary explained that they would be. 'tax-exempt and could be ac- cepted as collateral when held by (Continutd on FIJI Two) port said supplemental feeding of livestock was heavy during the week as the quality of range grass- es continued to decline. Lack of wheat'pasture speeded up live- stock marketings. .Blevins pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court to charges of failure to yield right-of-way. His 'case is set for Saturday morning. The smashup raised Ada's total for the year to 19. 'If you should meet a big de- partment store man during the holidays it would not be polite to wish him many happy returns of the Gen. Fca, Corp.) ;