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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 17, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Reporter for the Atkinson ,0H, to for BeH.o, Wish nlm ,uck. Ah. hop- W .cm. .or, of for no on. to disturb th. p.p.. M. whi.. H.. Bon------------ Solon's Wife To Explore Outer Space, Page Five THE ADA EVENING NEWS Kids Loop Leader Keeps On Winning; See Sports Page 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY _________ _ ___ TTTf V 17 1 8 PaffGS x, J-w Showdown Vote On Medicare Approaches In Senate ________, T.MdGr Ev- nance hospital and nursing home retary of. welfare, back from his to the Senate Monday that he had hospHahzation.for persons: WASHINGTON (AP) Battle forces were closely drawn for a Senate vote today on whether to kill the administration's com- promise health care plan for the elderly. Both sides cautiously pre- dicted victory. The outcome could be crucial to the future of President Kennedy's legislative program. If Kennedy wins this test, his lieutenants will benefit by the psychology of that victory in their efforts to rally spport for other major segments of his program. A Senate defeat, stacked on top of House rebuffs on other issues, could put the administration to rout. Senate Democratic Leader Mike i Mansfield of Montana said today the outcome was a cliff-hanger. After a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy and Democrat- ic congressional leaders at the White House, he declared the vote could run either way and would be "very close, very Tax Group Retreats From Field A group known as "Okla- homa Democrats Against New Taxes" died a natural death this week when it be- came apparent it would help the Republicans in the No- vember state election. Jake Blevins, Ada attor- ney and one of the founders of the organization, an- nounced Monday it is dis- banding because "nothing is to be achieved except the election of Henry Bellmon." The group was originally organ- ized to fight an increase in sales tax, such as that proposed by W. P. Bill Atkinson, the Democratic nominee for governor. Republican candidate, Henry Bellmon, has opposed any new taxes. Blevins gave his reasons for abandoning the organization. "In the first place, immediate- ly after the organization was formed, Mr. Bellmon visited with ine and in answer to my questions concerning new taxes, he said he favored a program of no new taxes, but at the same time sug- gested more money would be needed to operate the state gov- ernment. He proposed to secure more money at the 'expense of the old people of Oklahoma. Blevins added: "After taking a new look at the economic situation statewide, I still believe the government could function properly on present revenues, but the next governor and legislature could better determine that need when they convene and take of- fice in January." He concluded: "If there is a need for more money, I would Mansfield told newsmen Ken- nedy's interest in passing the com- promise measure is intense and both Kennedy and the Democratic leadership hoped senators would vote in the correct manner when the opposition's motion to kill the bill comes up this afternoon. Rearguard action probably could save the President's House- passed trade program and sal- vage some other measures of lesser importance. But rejection of the health pro- gram would be certain to whet the opposition knives for any aid to education legislation, for any farm bill satisfactory to the' ad- Senate Republican Leader Ev- erett M. Dirksen of Illinois said he believes there is a majority for the motion to kill. Senator the assistant Democratic ministration and for its tax re- Hubert H. Humphrey of Minne- vision measure. A scheduled midaftemoon vote on a motion to kill the health plan amendment to a House- passed, bill to revise the public assistance program appeared like- jly to turn on the point of which iside has the. fewer absentees. tion would win by two votes "if we can get all of our members here." Whatever the result of today's voting, the administration's com- promise would fi- nance hospital and nursing home care for the elderly through So- cial Security taxes a doubtful future in Congress. A Senate defeat would bury it for this session. A Senate victory would keep alive the administra- tion's hopes of getting some kind of vote on the proposal in a House that has not shown itself disposed to act on the issue. 'In the final hours of the' battle, administration leaders brought Abraham A. Ribicoff, former sec- retary of. welfare, back from his triumph in winning the Demo- cratic senatorial nomination in help try to put'the amendment across. Doctors from all sections of the country buttonholed senators to urge their opposition to the pro- posal. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel of Cali- fornia, assistant Republican lead- er and one of a handful of GOP members supporting the adminis- [tration's plan, complained angrily to the Senate Monday that he had been the subject of political threats. He said 22 doctors sent him a telegram advising him not to a party to pulling Democratic chestnuts out of the fire." Kuchel said he wasn't going to be bullied. Sen, Clinton P. Anderson, D-' N.M., quarterbacking the amend- ment, thought it had picked up some strength because of the strike of Saskatchewan doctors. The compromise would provide hospitalization for persons over 65 but would not pay any doctors' fees. A private insurance option feature is provided under which the. beneficiary could elect to take his benefits through a private policy. The plan would be financed by an increase of one-fourth of 1 per cent each in the Social Security payroll tax on employer and em- ploye, and an increase in the salary base on which the levy is paid from to DRIFTWOOD went fishing, but we always caught driftwood instead of says Marcus Jtnkins. So, the Ada man decided he might as well use his catch A piano refurnishing man by profession, Jenkins has been making furniture from the driftwood. The occasional table pictured above with its creator is an example. The unusual table is primarily ornamental, but can be used to hold flowers snacks nuts and even hors d'oeuvres. The table belongs to Mrs. Oren Staff PhotoV_____________ X-15 Pilot Soars 52 Miles Up To Become 5th Astronaut EDWARDS AIR FORCE electronic brain that Junctions Calif. Force Maj. Rob- ert M. White flew the X15 to an altitude record estimated as at in either space or the atmosphere. It senses deviations from normal flight and makes corrections fast least 54 miles today, becoming the j er than a pilot can react. first to qualify as an astronaut, in a winged craft. Unofficial radio reports during the Hight indicated that White rather pay a little more in taxes soared "higher than feet, than to take one cent from ouriThc old mark was Any flight 50 miles or higher qualifies the voyager as an astro old people jfeet. "I am now In the process of contacting all the people who joined us in our effort to fight new taxes increases, I want them to know what the other alterna- tive will be if they don't work for Atkinson naut. White would be the fifth American entitled to wear the space wings. The others are Mer- ,cury capsule spacemen Alan R. jshepard Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, mi nuuuinui. isnepara Jr., virgn i. "I might add that I think prac- John R Jr_ and Malcolln nil RflV- _ Scott Carpenter. At higher altitudes. While was flying almost automatically, using tically all of thorn, including Ray rnond Gary, will ultimately join the Democratic campaign." GRDA Throws Bars Against Coast Guard VINITA Grand River Dam Authority challenged Mon- day an attempt by the U.S. Coast Guard to extend its jurisdiction to Grand River and Grand Lake. Speaking for the board, Q.B. Boydston, GRDA general counsel, said he does not consider Grand River a navigable stream. The Coast Guard held last Sat- urday that the lake is a "navi- gable waterway of the U. S." and that the coast guard has jurisdic- tion there. After the board passed a reso- lution taking issue with the Coast Guard. Boydston said "no depart- ment or administrative officer has the right to determine whether waters are navigable, unless au- thorized by the Constitution or by state statute." The authority also authorized a million payment to the Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad as part of million to be paid by the GRDA to the rail line. The payments are for about 20 miles of track which will be under water when the Markham Ferry Dam is completed. Other pay- ments will be made to the rail- road on Jan. 1, 1963 and Jan. 1, 1964. If the family budget looks a little sick at the end of the month, it's probably something you ate! (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) At the peak of his arc White coasted weightless for three min- utes, a full minute longer than any X15 pilot has experienced be- fore. Then he plummeted down from the edge of space to perform tests that were the real purpose of the flight. Re-entering the earth's thicker atmosphere, he pulled the steel-skinned sky dart's nose 23 degrees higher, than its tail, fall- ing spread-eagle style to slow descent a maneuver future space ships may employ. He then went into a convention- al glide for his landing approach. But because he went higher than Europe Will See Kennedy Via Telstar WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy will hold a news confer- ence next the White House said part of it will go live to Europe by means of the new communications satellite, Telstar. The session with Washington newsmen will take place at 3 p.m. EDT. White House Press Sec- retary Pierre Salinger told report- ers "part of the President's con- ference will be carried by Telstar to Europe." This historic first will be part of a program going both ways be- tween America and Europe by means of Telstar. The news con- ference was timed to coincide with an orbit of the satellite which will put it in position to handle the telecast. In Europe, the European televi- sion network could carry whatever (Continued on Page Two) Edmondson Delays Apportion Vote Until Legal Hurdles Are Cleared U.S. Studies 'Bama Scheme On Alignment MADISON, Wis. (AP) Dem- ocratic Gov. Gaylord Nelson today WASHINGTON Secre- vetocd another reapportionment tary of State Dean Rusk hopes Rusk Hopes For Clues From Gromyko On Russian Plans plan passed by the Republican- controlled legislature, putting Wis- consin right back where it started when a federal court panel Inter- vened last month. Nelson said in rejecting the sec- ond congressional reapportionment measure to reach him that it did not meet "acceptable standards of population equality." ter. He landed at a.m. after 10 minutes in the air. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) A federal court is studying arguments on whether to reapportion the Alabama Legislature itself or let the legislature's new- ly enacted plan take effect. Big-city residents asked the 3-man panel Monday to throw out the lawmakers' reapportionment package, charging it was in "bald- face defiance" of the court. The court, which.last April 14 legislative realignment in Alabama, said a decision would probably not be announced for several days. Citians Are Plaintiffs Most of the 14 plaintiffs in the pending reapportionment suit are expected, he had to make an un- demanded legislative realignment scheduled hard right turn to slow Alabama, said a dec.sion would his speed before landing at a dry lake bed at this desert test ccn- unutcs in tne air White's voice reflected strain, from the state's largest city Birm rthrivrtart InA from the force of gravity as he made the sharp bank. He report- edly experienced stress about six times the force of gravity. White was dropped from be- neath the wing of a B52 bomber over Delamar, Nev., 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas and 220 miles from here. Holding his engine wide open for 80 seconds, he went into the steepest climb yet attempted by an de- grees. Momentum carried him to peak altitude. -______________ Pennsy, NYC Reveal Proposal For Merger CHICAGO Pennsyl-1 lines, and increased utilization of vania and New York Central rail-1 modern yards, shops and other roads announced today a merger facilities now used to plan that they estimate will save an estimated million a year wit: :n five years. The lines said freight service ill be improved generally and passenger service will not be changed except for terminal oper- ations in New York and Chicago. The plan, announced in Chicago and in New York, envisions a million capital plant improvement program which the companies said will give new impetus to the national economy. This will be financed partly through sale of released duplicate facilities, materials and real estate. "Generally improved freight service with substantial econo- mies was predicted through use of more favorable through routes, the merged equipment of both the railroads said in a statement. As for passenger service, it would not be changed, except that New York Central long-dis- tance trains operating via Har- mon, Albany, Syracuse and Buf- falo would use Pennsylvania sta- tion in New York. All other trains, including com- muters, would continue to use present facilities. In Chicago all trains would use Union Station except those New York Central trains now using the Illinois Central Terminal. These would continue to do so. "Anticipated the ______ "will reach an estimated mil- lion per year within five years with completion of a million (Continued on Two) ingham. They charged that the re cently approved legislative acts were merely a device to let the rural counties keep the balance of power which they have enjoyed for over 50 years. One of the laws enacted by the special session is a constitutional amendment giving each of Ala- bama's 67 counties one fulltime senator and reapportioning the House on a population formula. Alternative Suggested The other is a statute passed so that there would be a measure to fall back on in case the amend- ment failed to win approval of ei- ther the judges or the voters. It would reshuffle the House and Senate on a population bracket system and keep the present num her of legislators. Both measures would take ef- fect in 1967. Urban area critics called on the court to reapportion the legis- lature itself and make the new membership arrangement effec- tive before new legislators are elected in November. benefits of the statement said. At Least She Knows Where The Guy Is LINCOLNTON, N.C. Mrs. Paul Sain is a 121-pound housewife who got tired of her truck driver husband being away form home. So she went along for the ride. Mrs. Sain relieves her hus- band on long hauls in his tractor-trailer to New York, New Jersey and Atlanta. The Sains have a 10-year-old daughter. Her ambition Is to be a truck driver. to gain a clue from Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko this weekend on whether the Rus- sians intend to stir up further trouble over Berlin. Rusk plans to leave at mid- night Thursday for Geneva, where he has allotted approxi- mately four working days for talks with Gromyko and other foreign ministers and for the signing of the 14-nation agree- ment on Laos. This will mark a new chapter in the lengthy and so far incon- clusive talks on stands that have remained unchanged: Soviet Premier Khrushchev's demands that Western forces get out of West Berlin, and the Western determination to keep them there. Since he last met Gromyko in Geneva in March, Rusk has held it half dozen talks on Berlin here with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin, with neither side budging. Rusk was reported intending to make clear to Gromyko that the West is as determined as ever not to yield what is con- siders its. vital Berlin rights. Moscow stoked its Berlin cam- paign with a rote to the Western powers published Monday reject- ing the West's June 25 note sug- gesting talks in Berlin about cut- ting down on dangerous border incidents. U. S. authorities said the communication from Mos- cow evidenced no change in the Soviet position, but was couched in nasty language. Also read with interest was Khrushchev's interview with a group of American editors in which the Soviet chief listed Ber- lin as a main impediment in U. S.-Soviet relations but avowed no deadline for a settlement. Here again, observers spotted no sig- nificant change in the Moscow line. Searchers Locate Body Of Fifth Crash Victim SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) Searchers have found the body of another American serviceman from a U. S. Army helicopter shot down by the Communists Sunday. This brought the toll to five Americans dead and four missing in three air crashes in two days. The body, that of an enlisted man, was found about a mile from the the wreckage of the helicopter, which plunged into the jungle near the Laotian border 280 miles northeast of Saigon. He apparently had walked the mile despite mortal wounds. Charred bodies of two U.S. Army officers, another enlisted man and a Vietnamese officer were found earlier at the crash site. Maj. Robert F. Cornell, com- mander of the 8th U.S. Helicopter Squadron, and a second Vietnam' esc officer survived. The Pentagon announced in Washington the Americans aboard the helicopter were Lt. Col. An- thony J. Tencza, Fairfax, Va.; Cornell, of Daleville, Ala.; Chief WO Joseph Goldberg, Sanford, L- Guthne- Adan Escapes Injury After Hitting Train ADA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS to date "9 1961 to date 178 July, 1962, to date 12 July, 1961, to date 18 A late Mon- day evening became Ada's 12th traffic accident of July following another two-car collision Monday Sumjay om a car driven by wandering in the jungle Jame T was traveling east on Fourth Street when it collided with a Frisco switch engine, operated by A. F. Chaney, 61, Oklahoma City. Agee's car laid down 84 feet of skid marks, according to po- lice. The car was knocked 12 feet after the impact, but nobody was injured in the collision. Agee was charged with reckless driving. He pleaded not guilty. At a. m.. a car driven by Ruby Lee Batchelor, 31, Route 4, backed into a pickup. driven by Emry Olen Manuel, 54, 815 West Second. Mrs. Batchelor was charged with improper back- about were the only traffic ing. Those cases filed in Municipal Court. Public drunkenness charges were filed against John Henry Matthews, 50, Wilson Greenwood, 45. and Elmer Lyda, 60. namese survivor had been wound- ed by Communist bullets. Construction InKonawa Moves Along KONAWA (Staff) There is considerable building activity going on about town. The First Baptist Church on South Broadway is virtually complete and the grounds are being landscaped. Work is pro- gressing on the educational building being re-modelled and re-conditioned. It is located on the lots direct- ly back of the church proper. The church was destroyed by the 1961 tornado and the'education building badly damaged. Being re-built on the site of the old church is a red brick, one-story edifice with tall spire and belfry. The re-modelled edu- cation facility is being done in complementary style. L. A. Stephens has started construction of a service station at the East Main Street site where one was demolished by the twister of last February. His auto supply and adjacent station and garage on South Broadway i suffered damages from the storm but have been repaired. Recently completed was re- modelling and re-decoration of the interior of Bayless Drug Store. The Jack Watts' ranch style brick home on the Seminole Foes Have Three Days For Answer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Supreme Court declared valid Monday a constitutional reapportion- ment petition but Gov. J.'- Howard Edmondson indicat- ed he will wait to hear what a federal court says before deciding about a special election. The court gave Oklaho- mans for Local Government, a group of re-apportionment foes, until 5 p. m. Friday to [ile a petition for rehear- ing. Fjfteen days is nor- mally allowed to ask for a rehearing. The petition was filed last De- cember and calls for a vote of .he people on a constiutional amendment. setting up a 3-mem- :er commission-to enforce legis- lative reapportionment according to the state Constitution. No Decision Yet Edmondson said he would make no decision about calling a spec- ial election until the petition has cleared all legal hurdles. Once the rehearing question is settled, a ballot title must clear a possible appeal. The governor indicated a special 3-judge federal court's hearing July 31 on Oklahoma's reappor- tionment situation would help him decide about an election. "By the time the measure final- ly clears we will have a hearing on the governor said. Clarification May Come "Perhaps we will have some- thing come of that hearing on what the federal court will require to meet the standards of the U.S. Supreme Court." If the petition, is not submitted to the voters at a special election a simple majority could kill or approve would come a vote in the next statewide j uy vuiiimuuuii. uujicu. brick Home on me aeminoie It was Cornell's second injury as! Highway is going up fast and is result of Red gunfire. He expected to be ready for oc- inf Jw fVio haaT TWair vuhilo flu. I _____. -_. _____ shot in the heel May 23 while fly- ing a helicopter over the Mekong! River delta. Planes continued searching a 900-square mile area for a U.S. Air Force transport that disap- peared Sunday en route from Sai- gon to Ban Me Thuot, 160 miles northeast of here. Bad flying weather over the mountainous cupancy soon. Two other new homes are under construction i in the same addition. BULLETIN WASHINGTON Sen- ate today voted to kill President Kennedy's Social Security health terrain hampered the search plan for the aged in a shat- the C123, which had four Ameri- can crewmen. The fifth American air victim perished Monday in the crash of a two-engine Vietnamese Air Force transport. His name has not been released. Twenty-two Vietnamese also died. tering administration defeat. It adopted a motion by Sen. Robert S. Ken-, to table and thus kill the proposal. But sponsors had a second chance in a vote on a motion to reconsider the action. The roll call vote was 5Z-48. Red-Equipped Army Of Is Key Force In Algeria election, the November general election. But the "silent vote" would be against the measure in the gen- eral election. Hearing Scheduled The court is scheduled to hear possible reapportionment reme- dies for the state at the July 31 hearing. It is doubtful if the pe- tition will be clear of all legal barriers at that time. The governor has said there is no indication Oklahomans would adopt the petition since they have voted down earlier reapportion- ment proposals. U. S. Disapproves There also has been a question whether the approved satisfy the federal court which ordered the legislature re- apportioned and threw out Okla- h o m a' s present apportionment laws. If there is no rehearing on the petition, the next step would be submission of a proposed ballot title to the state attorney general who then would approve or revisa it First, File It The ballot title then would be filed with Secretary of State (Continued on Pije Two) ALGIERS Com- munist-equipped regular army is the ace in the gamble for power by dissident Deputy Premier Ah- med Ben Bella. It is an army of tough, well-trained and determined men with something like a guilty con- science. It won its war of inde- pendence without ever fighting a real battle. Unlike the underground resist- ance fighters in .Algeria's cities, and the guerrilla soldiers who battled the French in the interior, the regular army spent the seven and a half years of. war in neigh- boring Tunisia and Morocco, wait- ing to go into action. Apart from sporadic attacks on the electrified French defense lines along Algeria's eastern and western borders, the action never came. While they waited and trained, their chief of staff, Col. Houari Boumedienne. organized them into Communist-style shock troops, complete with political commis- sars and lectures on the evils of colonialism. Red China, the Soviet Union and other Communist countries sent money, arms and equipment. It was the guerrillas of the, wi- of the interior, fighting with knives and explo- sives or with arms captured from the enemy, who wore down the French resistance and sacrificed their lives to win independence. On the evt of independence, Premier Ben Youssef Ben Khed- da accused Boumedienne of plot- Khedda of heading an illegal re- gime and joined forces with Bou- ting to 'use the army to set upjmedienne and his army. a military dictatorship in the new] Ben Khedda's government then state. Boumedienne was fired and the general staff dissolved, but the army ignored Ben Khedda and continued to obey Boumedi- enne's orders. Ben Bella, advocating a speedy socialist revolution for Algeria and dependence on the Commu- nist world rather than the West, fled from Tunis, accused Ben asked the French authorities to hold the electrified barriers arid keep the rebellious army out of the country at least until the new regime was firmly installed. The French refused, pointing out that the Evian cease-fire accords call for the frontiers to be opened im- mediately after the July 1 self- determination referendum. Four of the six wilayas, cover- ing the western half of the coun- try, the Sahara in the south and the Aures Mountains in the east, quickly joined, forces with the "brothers returning from exile." Only the autonomous zone of Algiers and the two wilayas im- mediately east of the capital re- mained loyal to Ben Khedda. This left the government in control of I little more than a coastal strip, barely 60 .miles wide, stretching ['from Algiers eastward to the Tu- nisian border. The government forces would be hopelessly outnumbered in a shooting fight. Most observers in Algiers believe Ben Khedda will be forced to come to terms with Bis enemies. "It is a bitter said a Moslem lawyer with a distin- guished resistance record. "We fought for years against the French paratroopers only per- haps to fall under the heel of our own troops." OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Wed- nesday, widely scattered mostly afternoon and night thunder- showers; little change in tem- perature; low tonight 65-73; high Wednesday 85-95. High temperature in Ada Mon- day was 92; low Monday night, 70, reading at 7 m. Tuesday, 7L ;