Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
THE ADA EVENING NEWS 58TH YEAR NO. 273 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 1962 32 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY State Election Board Votes To Go To Top U.S. Court Organizations Form For Gubernatorial Campaign Board Refuses To Accept Order On '62 Elections By ERNEST THOMPSON The rush is on to set up organi- zations for the 1962 gubernatorial campaign in Ada and two candi- dates already have the ball roll- ing. As an aftermath of last week's burgeoning political activity, or- ganizations for Raymond Gary and George Nigh are already established here and- others are tic royal could be shaping up. Two men are already in. Allen. G. Nichols, former senator and now a House memtror from Wewoka, was the first to enter the race after incumbent Buck Cartwright, also of Wewoka, announced he will run for lieutenant governor. Then, last week. Virgil Med- lock, also a former senator, stepped into the race. The most speculation centers OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) a surprise move, the state Election Board bowed its neck Saturday and re- fused to accept an order by the state Supreme Court to legislative elections ing as assistant county attorney' this year under present ap Another possibility mentioned frequently is Francis Mayhue, Ada attorney, who is also consid- ering entering the race for the Senate. Mayhue is currently serv- here. New Name A new name was brought up last week in political conversa- expected to take shape within the around the Senate race, next week or two. While the potential governors Robert set up their organizations, specu- lation increases about 'the various races in the Ada area. No :iew candidates have announced since last week, but some appear to be on the verge of taking the plunge. Hot Race In the state senate race, a bat- No Decision Ford, currently a house member from Ada. is seri- ously considering the race for senator. "I have made no definite deci- sions Ford said last week. "I am definitely considering the race and am receiving .some en- couragement." County Youth Admits Car Thefts In 0. C. Ada police officers Thursday evening'apprehended a young county resident who admitted taking three dif- "P last Wednesday when the can- awa, is reportedly thinking about the race for the Senate. Huddles- ton has served 31 consecutive years as county commissioner from the southern Seminole Coun- ty district. Leslie B. Younger, Ada lawyer, is said to be considering the race. Aside from the speculation on the senate, the gubernatorial clubs in the county hold the political spotlight. Gary Club The "Raymond Gary for Gov- ernor Club" elected Leon Biddy, local businessman, as chairman of the organization. Keith Grimes is portionment laws. The board voted to ask the state Supreme Court a second time to reconsider and to appeal to federal courts if it is turned down again. The action once again threw a cloud over 1962 elections for the House and Senate. "As of right now." said board chairman Clee Fitzgerald, "we do not intend to accept filings." The five-day filing period opens Feb. 26, less than a month away. "It's the same ballgame, but it's going into extra said Herbert Hewett, Republican mem ber of the Election Board. "We are going to get another term at bat.' Hewett and Fitzgerald voted to LI 1C VI tldJllitlLJUU. 1XU1UI I11IKO IO f- i r r l-l first vice-chairman and 0. R. contmue tllc f'Sht force legisla- Jackson is second vice-chairman 've apportionment according to of the group. the constltutlon evcn lf ll takes a The Gary organization was set ferent cars from Oklahoma City during January. Police identified the resident as Billy Jack Henson, 19, Route 5, Ada. Henson signed a statement with local police which de- clared he took a total of three autos in Oklahoma from Jan. 10 to Jan. 22. He made numerous trips in the stolen vehicles to Ada, Konawa, Seminole, Maud and other towns in this -sector, returning each time to Oklahoma City. When taken into custody by Ada policemen, he also reportedly had some goods taken in a burglary in Seminole County. He dis- claimed any knowledge of the origin of the goods, noting he had picked up a hitchhiker and brought him to Ada and received the material from him. Officers in Ada turned him over to Seminole County officials for investigation and he will also be investigated in Oklahoma City in relation to the stolen cars. In other action, the Municipal Court Saturday showed the fol- lowing dispersions: David A. Eaton, ?20 bond, forfeit, no driv- er's diccnse; 0. C. Campbell, bond, forfeit, driving left of cen- ter; M. L. Seebeck, demurrer to the evidence sustained on a charge of failure to yield the (Continued on Two) CD Unit Looks Ahead To Spring Tornado Season With a eye cocked on the up- coming tornado season, Hayden Haynes, Ada's Civil Defense di- rector, has called an important CD meeting for Tuesday. Haynes said the Ada unit will meet at p. m. at the Peoples Electric Cooperative. "I hope everyone can he said. "We need to review and firm up our plans foe the coming spring." Haynes reminded residents that it was on Feb. 17 Konawa was wrecked by a disastrous storm last year. He said some new material will also presented, monitoring de- vices in relation to fallout and also discussion of upgrading the Train Pulls Car Trick: Out Of 'Gas7 Cars run out of gas. Trains don't. But they do run out of diesel fuel and one did Friday in Allen, It was a freight, a long one, heading northeast and it just ran out of "go" at' Allen. The big freight had four engines. One ran out of fuel about four miles south of Allen. Another cut out in Allen and the remain- ing two had only a whisper of fuel left. Somebody, somewhere down the line just forgot to fill 'em up. So the big train waited while Haskell Floyd, Ada DX-Sunray dealer, rushed to Allen with 800 gallons of diesel fuel. The train was fueled and finally chugged off toward its destination, Mus- kogee. It was about three hours behind schedule. didate was here for the last of long struggle before .the U..S. Su- preme Court. Board attorneys Bob Blackstock of Bristow, and John Wagner, two meetings He met with city said thc federa, group to brief the supporters on suit might bc a direct pelition to his program for the campaign. !the u s> Supreme Court and The Nigh club will bc headed by Bowie Ballard, Ada automobile dealer, who was close to Nigh when the young lieutenant gover- nor was a student at East Central. He also headed local, effects in Nigh's race for lieutenant gover- Nigh Fans Organize Ballard .said 34 people were present last week when the "Nigh for Governor Club" was formed. Others in the Nigh group are Har- rall Allen, Ben Todd, Duard C. Willoughby and Mrs. B, C. Jack- The .Nigh through on club the will carry "u-NIGH-ted" theme. Ballard said several func- tions are in the making and will be announced later. An organization for W. P. "Bill" Atkinson is being talked around Ada, but thus far, no defi- nite setup has been announced. Other announced Democratic candidates (Preston Moore, Tom- might start out in U. S, District Court. The board has only, until noon Monday to file its second petition for rehearing with the state Su- preme Court. Blackstock s a i d more time is. needed but.iL.the. court won't grant it the applica- tion will be in by the deadline. He agreed with Fitzgerald and Hewett that serious federal ques- tions are involved and there is good reason for going to the U. S. courts. "It's a question of due' process of law and equal said Blackstock. Hewett added that the federa] court should step in if the state court tried to force public officials to violate their oaths of office. Blackstock said the second pe- tition for rehearing will contain the same questions which the board has asked throughout the the present appor- tionment laws unconstitutional and my D. Frazier, Fred Harris and how can the hold elections George Miskovsky) are appar- j under thcm wjthout membcrs vi_ entry still in the format! ve stages j olaling their oath to the of their county organizations. Constitution? Fitzgerald said a third question is how elections will be legal if they are held under unconstitution- War' While the Democrats gird for their "civil the Republicans are quietly organizing for their Canceled Space Shot probable candidate, Henry Bell- _ _.. mon, a Noble County farmer and COSTS IV Networks currently state chairman of the NEW YORK three JG.O.P. major television networks said they spent more than half a mil- lion dollars to cover Saturday's canceled attempt to launch a man into space from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The three networks, ABC, CBS and NBC, also reported using more than 600 production em- ployes, newsmen and technicians to make live broadcasts and taped coverage which began at al laws. The court has held apportion- ment laws do not comply with the constitution but has not specifical- i, ,Iy said they are unconstitutional. County Republicans he d a rally month tnc court js. yesterday al the county court- house. Their aim is to get all sued writs of mandamus ordering the election board to follow these G.O.P. voters registered and and t iegisiative candi. persuade as many Democrats .as date mi The bo2rd asked for possible to change their rehearfng. repeating the ques- Uons if they have Republican i ,ons it but leanings, i In fact, although the most talk is about Democratic candidates. ;the court Friday refused the re- hearing without bothering to an- swer the questions. _ un; it appears the Republicans are Frid Fit2gcrald indicated the Tvirtrn of tmc clarto probably more active at this stage' of the campaign. I (Continued on Page Two) DEFENSE L. Anderson, above, it one of the three brothers who make up the Anderson Gunstock Co. at Coalgate. Since more than half the firm's production goes into stocks for military rifles, you can fairly call it a defense industry. Using local wal- nut, the Andersons cut out blanks for gunstacks, like the one shown riding a conveyor belt at right above, sell them through kiln drying companies to eastern armi firms. Their plant turns out such rough stocks psr Staff Attempted Space Shot Three county business firms CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. S. plans to rocket were hit by burglars Friday night; astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., into lifeless space and three o j_.. ._ .-i times :around; the -world were frustrated Saturday by a or .Saturday morning. -.Burglarized were the Collius.Uow4yi-Bg-Hea'den-'-cloud blanket. Lumber Dog After spending five, hours-and 13 minutes atop a fully loaded highly explosive Atlas booster, a weary but (still smiling Glenn returned to his special quarters where! or Newest Industry Puts Coalgate In Defense Picture By W. L. COALGATE (Staff) Coalgate's- newest industry not only brings in an 11-man payroll to bolster the town's economy it also ties Coalgate in.with the national he fell the burglaries were all the he said Simply: .1 -I "tX7nll f hrtr-rt' work of the same person or per- sons. At the Dog House, they forced Well, there'll be another day." That day won't come before a door, taking cigarettes from a next Thursday or Friday, maybe machine and a wall-mounted juke box. At the lumber concern, ttey again forced a door and made away with a number of saws, some of them power models, drills, flashlights, wrenches and some batteries. At Melton's the thieves teft with several boxes of cigars, cartons of cigarettes, boxes of .22 shells and shotgun shells, some men's socks, card-mounted razor blades, several cartons of gum and a quantity of men's hair oil. Representatives of the sheriff's office were checking the various business firms for evidence Sat- urday morning. Edmondsort's Aide Attends Conference OKLAHOMA CITY Criswell, press secretary to Gov. J. Howard Edmondson, will go to Washington Feb. 24 to attend a conference for press sec- retaries called by the White House Pierre Salinger.-press secretary to President Kennedy said purpose of the meeting is "to improve (he liaison between the governors' of- fices and the White House. later. At a news conference Saturday afternoon National Aeronautics and Space Administration of- ficials' said the Navy recovery forces reported they could remain at sea through Friday. "The attempted launch is now scheduled for not earlier than Thursday, Feb. 1, or Friday, Feb. 2, depending on technical evalua- tion of the space craft and launch vehicle serving the NASA added. In any case, there was an un- favorable weather report extend- ing over the next 48 hours. This was the fifth postponement since Dec. 20 and the dismally disappointing end to a week that was supposed to have been the greatest in U.S. space history. Probably nobody was more dis- appointed than the 40-year-old astronaut himself. His. friends said he had been anxiously awaiting the "go" signal. At Palm Beach, where he is weekending, President Kennedy watched the prelaunch prepara- tions on television. He was noti- fied of the postponement two min- utes before the formal announce- ment here. (Continued on Page Two) Big Job In Itself Firm Moves In To Start Pump Stations For Big Pipeline Problem: When you want to city's audio storm warniig sys-1 move water by the millions of gal: T al-n Afnta trt Atlnhnma tem. The M i R Music Co. is co- operating in this effort. This first portion of this program will see an amplifier system installed on one of the city's water towers to broadcast storm warnings. If this test proves successful, as expari- ments last year indicated, the amplifier stations may well be expanded to city. blanket the entire Ions from Lake Atoka to Oklahoma City, what do you need besides a hundred miles of pipeline? Answer: You need some mighty big pumps. That's why .the construction firm of Amis-Hardeman has set up an office in Ada on North Broadway and is swinging into the million job of building pump stations along the Oklahoma City- Atoka waterline, Joint Venture OKLAHOMA Fair through Sunday night. High 52 north- cist of 62 extreme west. High temperature la Ada Sat- urday wai 55, after a Friday low of 32. Reading at S p. ra, Saturday wai 52. Rain- fall during the period ending at 7 a. m. Saturday was .05 Inch. other, the apparently incorrigible tendency of water to travel in "surges" would build up a nasty head of pressure here and there along the line. Headquarters So the Amis-Hardeman contract calls for construction of a main pump station at Atoka, plus five booster stations strung out on the way' to the City: at Coalgate, Stonewall, Ada, Konawa and Ma- comb, And then, to keep all these sta- tions coordinated and operating Amis-Hardeman is a joint ven-; properly there's a headquarters ture of Paul Hardeman, Inc., or control building to be built at Stanton, Calif., and Amis Con-j Elm Creek Reservoir at Oklaho- struction Co., Oklahoma City a I ma City, firm set up for this specific Glen Holmquist, project mana- as OKAloka Constructors was set'ger for Amis-Hardeman, notes up for the laying of the pipeline. Now, when you move water over as much territory as this project covers, you don't do it with a sin- gle pumping station, sending the stuff 100 miles in one whoosh. For one thing, you might-have trouble finding pumps powerful enough to do the job. And for an- that at each booster station thc water will go into a 5 million gal- lon balancing tank, to be pumped from there to" the next station. These tanks-will be of. .steel con: struction, 150 feet in diameter and 40 feet high. The pump stations .themselves will be strictly functional build- ings of brick and concrete, each housing four pumps with a .capac- ity of 15 million gallons per day a total of 60 million gallons when all four are operating full time. Also at each'station the water will be tested for purity and given a shot when needed by an auto- matically controlled chlorine in- jection system- Each balancing tank, will be equipped 'with an automatic check valve to keep the water from run- ning back in the wrong direction when the pumps cut off. And; once the whole system is up, tested, and in-operation, the water will go from Atoka to Oklahoma City with ho human in- terference along the way. 'Nerve Center But not .unsupervised, not un- controlled. Thc nerve center of the whole operation will-be that-head-, quarters building, up at- E-lm Creek: Operating personnel there will have the entire' system at their-fingertips at all times, by means of a microwave and teie-; waves, the system includes seven metering setup. Thus, a glance at a graphic pan- el at headquartes will show the water level in any of the balanc- ing- tanks; -the amount .of water' the pumps 'are pumping, the level of-the lake, itself, and any malfunctioning anywhere a pump heating up, a bearing going bad, anything that might need at- tention by human minds and hands. Electric Aids Any of the pumps at any of the stations can be cut in or out by remote control, as needed to keep the water making an orderly prog- ress from here to there. And- two of the pumps at the main station at Atoka can be run at varying speeds also by the help of the' busy little electrons. As Allen Ellington, superin- tendent in, charge of the elec- trical installations, observes: "The whole thing is an electronic brain- To' pull in these electronic brairi- j microwave towers, one at head- j through." quarters, one at Atoka, one at each, booster station. .Holmquist estimates .that about 250 men will find employment on the job. The .firm is employing local labor; and. since it's strictly a union job, all hiring is done through local unions. Work has already begun on the Atoka site, Holmquist reports, with bulldozers shoving dirt around and .building an access road. Within about three weeks construction on1 the headquarters will begin.- The plan calls for all the sta- .tions to be' -built more or less concurrently and to be finished approximately at the same time as the pipeline itself. Matter of-'fact, .there's no point in cither phase of the work being completed ahead of tlie'other. Because when the job's done, a 30-day operational test will'be run on the whole system" ,-And as Holmquist notes, "You can't test the pumps until you'-ve got a pipe to. pump! the water Group Tallies Signatures On Petitions A county committee organized to obtain signatures on right-to- work petitions, announced Fri- day the necessary signature quotas have been reached. The committee will now concentrate on a "vote" campaign rather than on the "petition" campaign. The group met in the Aldridge Hotel to tally signatures secured since the state petition kick-off Jan. 19. "Let's quit the petition cam- paign and get this thing into a vote campaign right said Irl Rhynes, oilman and rancher and one of the petitioners. "Let's let people know all about this right-to-work law. Just because we have all the needed signatures doesn't mean we have to stop. In- stead we should circulate more of them and let people know more about what it is." The ISO petitioners working in the county by Friday had se- cured signatures, 400 more than actually required. They must have 30 per cent of the signatures of registered county voters. Laroy McDonald, co-chairman committee, had this to of the sav: "We have had great response from most of the people we con- tacted. The majority had already made up their minds about sign- ing when we approached them For more than half the total output of the Anderson Gunstock Co. is earmarked for Army weapons. The Anderson firm began operations in its new plant here about two weeks ago, and is ready now to swing into full production as soon as the weather per- mits loggers to cut loose and start bringing in enough raw material to work with. Meanwhile the Andersons three brothers, Roy L., J. P., and Lavel are working to saw up whatever walnut they can get their hands -on and send it on its way toward various arms factories in the East. And eventually this Oklahoma wood will wind up as an essential component of the Army's new M-14 rifle and of a variety of sporting firearms. When the place 'is running full blast it keeps eight employes, plus the. Ander- sons themselves, busy; and if turns out gun- stocks in a normal working dav. These, of course, are not com- pletely finished stocks. What the Anderson company manufactures are "blanks" cut to a rough flat outline of the final shape but with plenty of room left for the final turning, shaping and polish- ing. And Assured Market since the blanks are cut from uncured logs they must be kiln-dried before moving on to their ultimate destination. Actual- ly the local firm sells its prod- uct through kiln drying com- panies in Missouri and Ohio, which then pass the blanks on to tlie arms factories for finishing. With an assured market, the Andersons can afford to buy all the walnut logs anybody wants to bring in. And it's where, they get the major part of their raw ma- terial. "We don't buy one and those that didn't were more Roy explains. "Just what comes than ready to have it explained, i in at the plant. Oh. sometimes And 'most of those that had it ex-' plained, signed." Pat Ray, the other co-chairman, said, "I haven't met many oppos- ed to voting on tire right-to-work bill though they might be'against when we're might 90 out and do a little logging ourselves. But mostly-we buy the logs de- livered." Pattern Marked Taking it in order, the next the law. At least they, are willing jstep js to.'pick up a log with a to have it brought to a vote, which gin.poie truck and take it 'in after all is what we're trying through the wide door's to the saw- do at this stage. Petitioners have 90 days in which to submit the signatures to the secretary of state.- Each petition carrys 35 names. Two hundred have been handed to Pontotoc County volunteers. There are only about 35 petitions not completed, said'Ray. The committee said 200 more petitions will be ordered in the future and the drive continued for signatures. TIMELY HINT NASHVILLE, Southern Baptist Sunday school board called' 'attention'. to this sign spotted in front of a church: "Avoid the Easter Rush. Attend Church This Sunday." .__.. 'kv mill, where it's sawed up into slabs two .and three-quarters inches thick. Then each slab is marked with a pattern according to the size and type of stock. (Incidentally, there's something of an art to marking these slabs so as to, get the ..greatest possible number of stocks out of them. Just as there's an art to sawing a log'With the least possible wast- age. It's., not just happen-so that most of the; Anderson employes have: been at their, jobs anywhere from five to Ex- perience counts.) Lot Link The marked slab next goes to (Continued an Page OAS Delays Deadline On Cuba Action PUNTA DEL ESTE. Uruguay (AP) The deadlocked inter- American foreign ministers Sat- urday night postponed for two days their deadline for resolutions on how to deal with Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba. The move will carry their conference well into a second week. The 48-hour extension decision was reached at a meeting of all delegation chiefs who sought des- perately to hammer out a formula for punishing Castro that would be satisfactory to all. But they continued wrangling :m how and when to throw the Castro- regime out of the councils of the American family of nations. Earlier the ministers agreed to brand Castro's regime a Western Hemisphere outlaw but this 'ap- parently was the only major point approved by all 20 minis- ters. The original timetable of the conference which, began last Monday shattered for the third straight time by Saturday night's action. There were two previous .24-hour extensions for presenting resolutions to be in- cluded in the final conference declaration. The meeting, originally sched- uled to end Monday, now proba- bly will wind up Wednesday. U.-S. Secretary of State-Dean Rusk, leading the drive for tough (Continued or Two) A diamond is one hardest substances known to man .pft- ticularly to get Gen, Fea.