Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Adans relax, Berliners parade, Nixon talks in Denmark, parachutists jump, atomic bomb blowers decide to wait awhile, "firecrackers" are lighted in Algeria and N. Krushchev gets Into an argument on jazz with B. Goodman Speaker Forgets His Point Due To Hecklers; Page 5 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Yankees' M Boys Smash Athletics; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 97 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY What Vision Did They See? It wai 186 years today that group of committed themselves and their nation to the defense of freedom. What was this freedom they envisioned? What is freedom in America? Freedom is a man at the lathe, or at the desk, doing the job he likes to do, and speaking for himself. It is the man in the pulpit, or on the corner, speaking his mind. It a man puttering in his garden in the evening, and swapping talk with his neighbor over the fence. It is the unafraid faces of men and women and children at tht beach, or look- ing- out of the car windows speeding along a four-lane highway. It is a man saying "Howdy, without look- ing cautiously over his shoulder. It is the people of the country making up minds. It is a soprano singing "The Star Spangled Banner" off-key and meaning every word of it. Freedom is the air you breathe and the sweat you sweat. It is you, and 200 mil- lion people like you, with your chins up daring anybody to take it away from you. Ada Celebrates In Peace By ERNEST THOMPSON Forty years ago, Thomas L; Masson coined the phrase "Safe and Sane Fourth." In fact, he could have added a third adjective for Ada this year "dull." Wednesday was the Fourth of July Independence Day. But. in Ada "you couldn't hardly tell no diff'runce atall." If it hadn't been for the closed business shops, a sprinkling of flags downtown and a generally peaceful atmosphere, it would have seemed just like any other day. No parades were planned no colorful ceremonies by vet- erans' organizations no giant political rallies no commu- nity picnics no lusty singing and dancing not even a spectacular fireworks display. Only two events of any sig- nificance were planned. The lo- cal drive-in theatre set up a fire- works display for the evening hours and the Ada sky-divers tried to treat a crowd of specta- tors to a parachuting exhibition, despite some high surface winds. It was a bit different in other Oklahoma communities. Activities ranging from greas- ed-pig contests to sky-diving ex- hibitions were planned in ob- servance of Independence Day at various other cities. Troopers Spike Mitchell and H. T. Gay anticipated increased traffic, but weren't expecting a great deal of action until late in the day or Thursday. City police have long recog- Civil War Threatens In Algeria Deserters Join Guerrillas After Bella Sounds Off JFK Calls For Atlantic Partnership For Peace ALGIERS (AP) The threat of civil war mounted in newly independent Al- geria today amid reports of growing opposition among nationalist army command ers to Premier Youssef Ben Khedda's regime. Bolstered by a tumultu ous Moslem welcome for himself and his ministers, Ben Khedda set up head Quarters in Algiers and of July a's'one j with the discreet assistance of the "safest and sanest" days ;0f the French, consolidated of the year. Traffic accidents jhis hold on the government rarely occur in Ada on the holi- I apparatus, day. Thus, police activity is usu- ally limited to snapping up a few violators who insist on shooting firecrackers within the city limits. Ho-hum. America's Biggest Holiday Touckes Alt Of The World By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation honors the 186th an- niversary of its independence to- day in a celebration that touches every corner of the world. In Philadelphia, Independence Hall was the focal point, with President Kennedy addressing the National Governor's Conference. The assembly was perhaps the most important in the Pennsylva- nia city since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.there July 4, 1776. It was the World War I first time since that a president made a July 4 speech in the hall. Wherever the American flag this continent and on oth- and informal observ- ances were set In the nation's capital, the White House was open to the public twice the normal time. It long But Ben Khedda apparently could not command the loyalties of Moslem military units in the interior, and rebellious .Deputy Premier Ahmed Ben Bella re- newed his defiance from abroad. Deserters Join In the hills south of Algiers, deserters from the French- equipped local security force joined former Moslem guer- rillas in apparent support of Ben Bella's call for radical leftist rev- olution in the new nation. From eastern Algeria came re- ports of new armed support for I the dissidents. Col. Tahar Sbiri, message was sent to the Presi-1 commander in eastern Algeria, re- dent by the Yang Dipertuan; portedly described Ben Khedda as Agong, Malaya's king. counterrevolutionary" and he Ambassador Thomas C. Mann is voiced support for Ben Bella, depositing a floral wreath on thej In western Algeria, officers column of Independence in Mex- j around Oran and Ben Bella's ico City. I home village of Mamia were re- There were observances in Thai- j ported wavering between the two Scientists Decide On Safe And Sane Fourth HONOLULU (AP) American scientists, anxious to make cer- tain this time that they explode a nuclear device 200 miles above Johnston Island, are taking an ad- ditional day for preparation. Scientists failed in two attempts to explode in space a device more powerful than one million tons of TNT. Men returning from tiny, anten- na-strewn Johnston Island said they felt they lost face when those present delay. The Weather Bu- reau says conditions tonight will be favorable even though not perfect. Unofficial sources say pressure is intense on insuring that this time there will be a successful shoot. Radio Moscow already has had a lot to say about the June 4 failure. It claims this demonstrat- ed the inadequacy of American missiles. The had been closed to tourists on. land_where us. Marines sit op. factions, legal holidays. In Manila, Filipinos observed the day as their first Philippine- American Friendship Day. In Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito sent a congratulatory cable to President Kennedy. A similar posite the Laotian border as in- surance for the independence of free nations in that area of the world. ___ ___ In London, the U.S. once the site of one of the world's biggest Independence Day observ- in austerity. In the past, the entire American col- ony in London had been invited along with many Britons and dip- lomats. This year. Ambassador David Bruce had only a small guest list. In wall-divided Berlin. Gen. Lu- cius D. Clay accepts a salute at the first Yankee parade held there since just after World War II. Some American troops will march down Gneisenaustrasse in the borough of Kreuzberg, with a 50-gun salute at the Platz Derluft- Square. Sitting in the square is a nomu- ment to the airlift commanded by Clay that broke the Soviet block- ade of 1948-49. In the United States, the Lou- isiana Legislature planned to work Army Is Key unknown the two prevuus attempts fizzled. lved Thor The third shot originally wasiin the second test. Parts of the i i i T The Defense Department ab-L ri n tn -ipar lln today m an at emp. to clear up flf fault scheduled for late tonight a Fourth of July display as visible _____ as the sun over the reaches of i after a midair explosion. The of- the Pacific Joint Task Forces announced Tuesday an unexplained 24-hour delay. Informed speculation- here is that scientists wanted more time to check out the nuclear device and the missile that will carry it. Latest weather reports from Johnston Island indicate that weather can't be blamed for the rocket fell back on Johnston mood_in the counlrv, at Island, slightly injuring two men, wherever there was re. laxation. Some visit Fort McIIenry, birth- place of the Star Spangled Ban- ner, in Baltimore. More than 000 were expected to watch fire- works displays. In .Fort Madison, Iowa, children their to the 49th kiddies parade scheduled by (Continued on Page Two) ficial explanation was that instru- ments attached to the rocket cre- ated unforeseen friction, overheat- ing it to the point of explosion. The detonation, when it occurs, is expected to be the biggest and highest in the current test series. It is expected to blast a hole in the ionosphere and disrupt some communications for 32 hours. key to any Algerian power strug- the national- ist army in exile, which was pre- paring to march into Algeria from Morocco and Tunisia. President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic la- bored to heal the split in the Al- gerian leadership. His efforts thus far have failed. Ben'Bella flew into Cairo from Libya Tuesday night to confer with Nasser and again denounced Ben Khedda for dismissing three top nationalist army commanders Saturday for allegedly planning a military coup to install Ben Bella in power. Bella Is Angry Ben Bella called the dismissals "a violation of the principles of the Algerian revolution." "This is the reason why I could not respond to President Nasser's mediatory efforts to get me to re- turn to Tunis and enter indepen- dent Algeria with the rest of the Algerian he said. Ben Khedda also referred to the leadership split on his triumphal arrival in Algiers. In an obvious reference to Ben Bella, he called for "unity against personal power, against men of ambition, against military adventures, demagogues and fascists of all kinds." Warns of Anarchy He warned against "anarchy of unfortunate local and private in- itiative." Ben Khedda appeared clearly in command in Algiers, at least for the moment, and his regime immediately set about taking the SAFE MOVE Thert't more thin ont way to skin a cat or heavy office safe. Bill Lee, owner of The Lee Company, deviled a unique way to accomplish the latter feat Tuesday afternoon. The problem was; to: move .the-bulky tafe from his old store site at 111 ,East Main to hii new store .IVa blocki_to the east. He merely shoved.the.lafe.into the street, pushed it with a truck the hood to guide it in the right direction. It worked. (NEWS Staff Photo by Ernest Death Stalks Highways As Traffic Toll Keeps Rising By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic 40 Boating 3 Drowning 2 Miscellaneous 4 Total 49 The nation's Independence Day The weather may have been a fie deaths may number between factor. Many sections had the! 110 and 150 during the holiday, traditional Fourth of July sun. Today is one-day ob- But there were large areas observance of the Fourth of July rain in the East, South and Mid- west. The National Safely Council had figured almost all of the nation's 76 million motor vehicles would traffic death toll rose slowly sometime or other during the day. At 11 a.m. EOT the tabulation showed 40 deaths in traffic, 3 in boating accidents, 2 drownings and 4 fatalities in the miscellane- ous bracket for an over-all total of 49. holiday period that began at 6 since World War II. In 1956 there were 137 traffic fatalities for the 30-hour period and in 1951 the death.toll for a similar period was 105. Last year's Independence Day holiday period covered four days p.m. (local time) Tuesday 50g persons were killed in and will end at midnight tonight.1 Statisticians calculated they would travel a total of 2.7 billion miles. The council.estimated that traf- Nikita Doesnt Dig Russian Jazz, Either By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW Khru- shchev went to a Fourth of July reception at the American Em- reins of the government. Thejbassy today, toasted President transition from French to Alger- Kennedy, said things were getting ian rule proceeded smoothly. better about Berlin, and com- The French-formed provisional; mented that he didn't like Amer- executive in nearby Rocher Noir'ican-jazz. was to -administer Algeria until election. But Abderrahmane Fares, the executive's Moslem president, in- dicated he would hand over his powers to Ben Khedda promptly. The move "has the blessing of French officials. Ben Khedda fa- vors cooperation with France, (Continued on Page Two) "I don't understand Russian jazz he said. he said, pointing to sunny skies after a week of rain. He toasted the President as he stood on the porch of the embassy residence, Spaso House, while a white mist of .tree blossoms whirled around in the air. "I want to congratulate the i American' he said. "1 wish for peace and success. 1 think that is the main thing." Khrushchev went to the-party t Theresas an exchange of .light for the second successive year., He skipped 1960, the year of the' U2 flight and the collapsing sum- mit conference. He appeared in a good mood. "We did everything possible to make the weather good for 'the talk between Khrushchev John McSweeney, charge and d'af- faires, then they strolled out on the lawn where they were quickly surrounded by correspondents. To a question about Berlin and (Continued on Page Two) traffic accidents. Other violent deaths boosted the over-all total to a record 924. Last Memorial Day also was a 30-hour holiday period, with 107 traffic deaths and an over-all vio- lent death toll of 201. The record low traffic death toll for any one- day holiday was .81 on' Memorial Day 1951. The record high was 253 on Christmas in 1946. The Associated Press, for com- parative purposes, made a survey of deaths in accidents in the 30- hour period from 6 p.m. Tuesday June 19 to midnight Wednesday June 20. It showed 96 traffic fa- talities, 3 in boating accidents, 30 drownings and 23 deaths in mis- cellaneous accidents for an over- all total of 152. other ovation as he shook hands again with those who had taken part on the program and walked down the steps from the platform. Nearby spectators pressed in about him and Kennedy shook the hands of some. He waved to others in the crowd who were held back by police and Secret Service men.' One young woman who attempted to break through the barriers to touch the President was quickly tossed back into the crowd. She did not appear to be hurt but was handled some- what roughly. Kennedy walked into Independ- ence Hall as the crowd which had been'Closely packed in the plaza began breaking up. After Kennedy walked into the hall a group of youths hoisted a sign wliich read, "Segregate our fallout shelters." A brief melee developed in which the sign was knocked, down. Hold- ing it up again, the youths bore it away, Kennedy took off at p.m., in his helicopter for Camp David, Md., to spend the rest of the Fourth of holiday with his family. The founders of this country, who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in the break with Britain on July 4, 1776, un leashed a revolution of national aspiration which remains the most powerful force on earth today, Kennedy told the huge crowd. But in the same hall, the Presi- dent went on, was drafted the American Constitition "which stressed not independence but in- n you finally have it, you re rf welded too old for the Gen. I Fea. Corp.) i (Continued on Page Two) Philadelphia Cheers Him On Arrival For Speech To Conference Of Governors PHILADELPHIA (AP) One hundred thousand flag- waving Philadelphians cheered a Fourth of July pledge by President Kennedy today to strive for a concrete At- lantic partnership for peace and freedom with the em- erging union of Europe. The United States will be prepared to discuss with Europe, Kennedy said, a mutually beneficial partner- ship which ultimately can achieve "a world of law and free choice, banishing the world of war and coercion." "All this will not be completed in a year but let the world know that this is now our the Presi- dent proclaimed. "It would serve, as a nucleus for the eventual union of all free men those who are now free and those who vow Berliners Cheer U.S. Marchers BERLIN (AP) U.S. troops, tanks and armored cars filed past cheering West Berliners today in a Fourth of July parade in this: Communist-encircled city. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, here on a. three-day visit as President Kennedy's consultant, took tha salute as guest of honor. The crowd gave a warm cheer to Clay, whose airlift broke the'So- viet blockade of 1948-49 and who is considered a leading advocate of the hard line in dealing.with the Soviet Union on the future of Berlin, The_parade; started in cold rain, but the-skies cleared before it fas over. The -little American garrison in he isolated city does not usually icld street parades on July 't has few street parades of any But today it brought out troops, almost half its VOW someday to be free." Kennedy spoke on.the occasior of an unprecedented gathering ol the governors of the American states, territories and possessions at Independence Hall, the birth- place of United States freedom. A huge throng filled the sun- drenched two-block national Inde- pendence Park. Kennedy's words were carried by loudspeakers to thousands more clustered about the stately, red-brick hall where Thomas Jefferson's declaration was signed 186 years ago today. The speech also was carried on radio and television. Speeches, a brilliantly costumed Mummers' band, fluttering flags, and streets lined with .clapping, cheering children and grownups in holiday mood made Philadelphia's celebration a grand and glorious Fourth in the traditional of yes- teryear although the President arrived from the White House in an ultramodern helicopter. The President was smiling and in high spirits as he waved to the crowd and greeted the but his voice became dead seri- ous as he paraphrased an historic quotation of Alexander Hamilton and said: "Americans must learn to think intercontinentally." Kennedy concluded speaking at a.m. During his 36-minute address he was interrupted by ap- plause six times. The President was given an- tind. strength, and 150 jeeps, tanks and armored cars. Clay stood on a platform out- side the borough hall of Kreuz- berg, with Maj. Gen. Albert Wat- son II, the U. S. commandant in he city, and Brig. Gen. Frederick 0. Hartel, the local troop com- mander. Clay presented the prize for the marching" group to "apt. Robert R. Rafferty of 2311 Ruiz St., San Antonio, Tex., for Co. C, 3rd Battle Group, 6th In- fantry. There was a full line of July 4th events for Berlin's little American- 50-gun salute to the 50 state flags, a baseball doubleheader, a cook-out and din- ner-dance for officers and civil- ans, and .picnic for the non- commissioned officers. On the evening program there was a band concert and fire- works. Across the wall, the Commun- st rulers of East Berlin paid no attention to the American holiday. Experience is something that They Oppose Medicare Striking Doctors Press Suit In Canada U. S. GOVERNMENT TAKES LAND FOR LABORATORY at the courthouse late Tuesday afternoon. Slightly more than 16 acres on the escarpment overlooking the basin that in- cludes the Fitts Field have been finally designated by the Department of Health, Educa- tion, and Welfare for the Southwestern Regional Water Pollution Field Laboratory. The land was given without charge by the Sciences and Natural Resources Foundation of Okla- homa to the government. Gordon E. McCallum, (left) Assistant Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service, watches the transfer as Carroll Collier, president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and trustee of the foundation, hands legal papers to Wilda Hokit (right) of the county clerk's office. G. C. May hue Jr.; attorney for the foundation, the procedure (third from REGINA, Sask. (AP) Sas- katchewan's new compulsory med- ical care plan was under fire -in the courts today as most of the province's 700 doctors carried their strike against the program into the fourth day. The striking 'doctors remained firm in their 'demands that _the Premier Woodrow Lloyd's Social- ist government repeal cal care program. In Saskatoon, Hans Taal, chairman of the so- called Keep-Our-Doctors Commit- tee, said .he planned to stage a mass march to Regina later this week to protest the program. Two doctors filed suit in Saska- toon Tuesday for a court order restraining the province's govern- ment from further implementing the program which went into ef- fect Sunday. Drs. W. J. Cranley. and M. H; Macdonald charged the provincial government, with unconstitutional interference in then- right to prac- tice medicine and asked each in personal damages. Named as defendants were for- mer Premier T. C. lead- er of the. New Democratic party who headed the provincial govern- ment when the medical care in- surance act was introduced in the legislature, and 11 members of the provincial Cabinet. The registrar of the Court of Queen's .Bench, in Saskatoon is- sued a writ giving the defendants 15 days to enter a defense. The City Council of Yorktown in eastern Saskatchewan added its support to. the striking doc- tors. It unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night support- ing the doctors "in then- fight.for freedom from-control of the pro-. vincial government" and urged the government to withdraw the program until agreement is reached with the doctors. The mother of a 10-month-old boy who died Sunday while the parents sought desperately, to find medical .help-reportedly blamed the. government for the infant's death. "If they had not forced the doc- tors to strike, my Carl would be alive Mrs. Peter Dernous- off was quoted as-saying by the Toronto Star. .Ths-striking contend the It- compulsory medical care program opens the way for government control of medical practice. A government source estimated only about 100 of the province's 700 physicians would work under the plan. The first of its kind on a major scale in North Amer- all of the province's residents not covered by the Canadian federal medical in- surance plans. It allows free choice among doc- (Continued on Page Twe) Ex Official Heads For Prison Term OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) J.G. McCluskey, former state Agricul- ture Department finance director accused of embezzling of state funds, was ordered Tuesday to start serving a seven-year pris- on sentence.' The Court of Criminal Appeals denied McCluskey's second peti- tion for a rehearing on a forgery conviction. McCluskey was con- victed in 1959 of forging a warrant. An audit showed a short- age between 1952 and 1958, while he was finance director. In his petition for rehearing, McCluskey contended'he was de- nied due process under state and federal constitutions. In other action, the court upheld the burglary conviction of Elmer Caldwell in Comanche County and the drunken driving conviction of Bill Williams in Pittsburg County. High temperature in Ada Tuesday was S3; low Tuesday nlfht, 73; reading at 7 a.m. WedatttdaT, 77.