Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, 75 counties object to favored by two counties: Comes now R. Island (5 counties) and Delaware (3 counties) with problems. This must prove something, but we are not sure, just what. Pauper Takes Fortune Into Grave? Page 10 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ada Tennis Buffs Schedule Meeting; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 117 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 27, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY. GE Settles Suits For Million Price-Fix Damage Award Sets Record For Such Payment WASHINGTON (AP) General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a record million to settle damage suits that followed convic- tion of the company in a price-fixing case, the Justice Department announced to- day. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Ken- nedy said the settlement includes payment of million' to the Tennessee Valley Authority in dam- ages for inflated prices paid to GE as a result of the price-fixing conspiracy. Another million will go to the government for purchases from General Electric by other govern- ment agencies, Kennedy said. Record Justice Department officials said the previous record settle- ment in a case of this type was from the Ward Baking Co. last May. General Electric was one of 19 defendants in H civil damage suits filed by the government since March 1961. Attempts are under way to negotiate settle- ments with other defendants, Ken- nedy said. GE Said It's Fair In New York, chairman Ralph J. Cordiner of GE termed the set- tlement reasonable and fair. "Now that these landmark cases are settled, GE hopes that in all other cases voluntary settlements can be negotiated t> insure equity to all parties involved and avoid years of costly contentions litiga- he said. If settlements can be achieved with all GE customers for these products.on the the company in determining its offer to the government and TVA, the company's total price adjustment would be about to million over the next few years, Cordiner estimated. More Talks Start He said the company would start negotiations as soon as pos- sible with investor-owned, munici- pal and other electrical utility those who have filed damage suits and those which have not. The civil cases were an out- growth of criminal price-fixing prosecution which resulted in pleas of guilty or no contest by 29 firms and 45 of their officers or employes. The companies were fined a to- tal of and seven individ- uals were sentenced to 30 days in jail. U. S. Is Happy, Too "After carefully analyzing gov- ernment purchases and after ex- tensive Kennedy said, "we and TVA believe the lump sum figure of million from General Electric represents an equitable settlement for the United States." The settlement is intended to cover excessive payments made by the government and TVA to General Electric as a result of purchases during the period of the conspiracy. The figure was net broken down according to the particular prod- ucts involved in the suit. "T-rym-frt Kennedy Recalls Represenatives To Geneva For New Conferences FLY AWAY HOME: Ranger Virgil Williams releases some bob whitts on a Pontotoc Coun- ty farm. The State Department of Wildlife Conservation each year furniihei a_ number.of the popular birds to jpprttmens clubj and individuals over the state and the birds are released during summer months when cover is high, food plentiful and they have the rnaxi. mum chances for survival. Over quail have been released in this county in (NEWS Staff .__________________________________ 1962. Deputy Premier Of Algeria Organizes Anti-Bella Group ALGIERS (AP) Belkacem Krim -returned to Algiers today from his Berber stronghold in the Kabylie Mountains and announced he is forming a committee to de- fend the revolution against the power play of Ahmed Ben Bella. Both are deputy premiers in the paralyzed provisional government of moderate Premier Ben Youssef Ben Khedda, with Ben Bella in militant opposition to that regime and Krim in vigorous support. "We are not thinking of civil Krim told newsmen as troops nominally loyal to Ben Khedda labored to perfect defens- es on the outskirts of the capital. "We are thinking of defense and unity...... Followers of Ben Bella, a radi- cal already claiming control of western Algeria and some -points in the east, were-reported prepar- ing to try to take over Algiers and impose -their authority on the new- ly independent nation. Former Deputy Premier Mo- hammed Khider is due in Algiers today from Ben Bella's headquar- ters in Oran, the chief city of western Algeria, as the vanguard of the National Liberation Front's seven-man Political Bureau. This is a Ben Bella-dominated group which plans to take control of the government. Khider said Third Fizzile May Mean End Of Test Series WASHINGTON (AP) third failure to explode a U. S. nuclear device, high over the Pacific has raised the question whether the test series will he brought to a halt. The fizzle Wednesday night at Johnston Island led Thursday to an hours-long conference of Defense De- partment and Atomic En- ergy Commission officials. The subj'ects discussed and any agreements that may have been reached were kept secret. But, clearly, the United States is in the process of deciding what'nuclear step to take next. JFK Must Decide An official said later he doubt- ed the meeting was held to de- cide whether to .end the. test ser- ies. But, he also said: "Any de- cision to halt the series would have to come from the White House. President Kennedy has been watching this series very closely. In any event, it will take weeks before another test could be con- ducted at Johnston Island. The de- struction of a Thor missile on the island's only launch pad Wednes- day night caused damage that a broadcast from Johnston said would take at least four weeks to repair. Officials here declined comment on the damage. 10 Days Needed Normally, after an abortive fir- ing, scientists need 10 days to two; Now It's Delaware the other members-will-head' in later. weeks -to prepare for anothe .test. In ordering renewed U.S. nu- clear testing in the atmosphere After 48 hours of work among president Kennedy saicj iast his Berber followers, Krim- pulled i March the series would be up in front of the Aletti Hotel here completed quicidy as possi- in a black limousine. He was wilhin two or months'. corted by two bodyguards in cam-'The first test was conducted April ouflage uniforms. WASHINGTON (AP) The Delaware Legislature meets in special session today to begin work on a reapportionment mea- sure while in New Hampshire a Supreme -Court justice hears arguments on a request that he stay an order to reapportion the Michigan Legislature. The Delaware lawmakers will consider a plan which1 already has the approval of Gov. Al- bert N. Carvel. A three-judge federal court Thursday delayed until Nov. 7 hearings on a de- mand for reapportionment in Delaware, thus giving the leg- islature an opportunity to do the job itself. .In Littleton, N.H., Supreme Two Plans For Sooners Are Being Drawn OKLAHOMA CITY ing state Atty. Gen. Fred Hansen said today he will recommend to ja 3-judge 'federal court next week a legislative reapportion- ment- plan based strictly on popu- lation in both House and Senate. Hansen had ready a brief to be presented to the special court which next Tuesday will open hearing on proposed reapportkm- meut plans. The court has held present apportionment of the Oklahoma Legislature invaEd un- .der the U. S. constitutional, guar- antee of'equal, representation, .State Sen...Gene. plans 1D63' Oklahoma Legislature an amendment state Constitution-providing for reapportionment based on voter registrations, land areas and pop- ulation. Court Justice Potter Stewart is scheduled to hear arguments from three Michigan state sena- tors and two voters who want a State Supreme Court' order stayed. The Michigan court had ruled the Michigan Senate is il- legally apportioned and ordered all senatorial.candidates to run at-large in a September primary and the November general elec- tions if the legislature doesn't reapportion the senate by Aug. 20- Stewart, vacationing in New Hampshire, set the hearing for Littleton before leaving Wash- ington earlier in the week. In other developments on the reapportionment front Thursday: A Kansas judge ruled that part of that state's legislature is improperly apportioned. Gov. John A. Notte of Rhode Island called a' a special ses- sion of the' legislature for Aug. 7 to consider reapportionment. Kansas Dist. Judge Marion Beatty ruled that the state .leg- islature had ignored a consti- tutional provision for reappor- tionment every five years in line with population changes. The rash of reapportionment suits, in which urban residents generally are seeking to break rural domination of state leg- islatures, stems from the U.S. Supreme Court decision this spring that the issue should be heard and ruled on by lower courts. Thus, the three-month mark Krim said he intended to discuss j was passed three days ago. "I don't believe grace will be said the man of the house as he eyed the meal of leftovers. "I'm sure everything here has been blessed before." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) SODA Picks Sulphur Man As New President Gene Cope, Sulphur, was elected president of the Southern Okla- homa Development Association at Davis; the Cool Creek area in the Arbuckles; and Devil's Den, near Tishomingo. with Ben Khedda the formation of the defense committee. Though he offered no elaboration of the plan, the fact he would consult the premier indicated he was not Originally, three and possibly four high altitude tests were planned. So far, there has been only one such successful shot- detonation July 9 of a thermonu- planning to set up another rival clear device 2io miles over John- regime in Algeria, already divided j ston_ Wednesday night, by tribal and personality clashes.. there were nigh aitjtude test fail- In any case, Krim told news- men, Zone 3 will not let anybody penetrate its territory. Zone 3 covers a vast mountain' region east of Algiers. It is Krim's native area and is solidly opposed to Ben Bella and his followers. Ben Khedda was almost alone in the government building in Algiers, but he appeared calm. He and his armaments minister, Ab- delhafid Boussouf, expressed con- fidence that "everything will be Horne, retiring SODA president, j arranged." Boussouf left Algiers j rm. j norne, retiring ouwn pieadueiw., larranyuu. icii, mgicxo a meeting in Ardmore Thursday that the Interior Depart- briefly Thursday, possibly on a night. He replaces Gene Horne, ment naa requested the state De- peacemaking mission, and on his partment of Commerce to .'declared, "The crisis will Wynnewood. Other new officers are Ford Simmons, Ardmore, replacing Bill Gaskins, Davis as vice presi- dent, and Gus Hodges, Wynne- wood, re-elected secretary-treas- urer. Representatives of the state De- partment of Commerce and In- dustry met with the area group to report on progress of plans for expansion of Platt National Park, The U. S. Departmant of In- terior and the National Park Service have expressed interest in adding certain "satellite" areas to Platt: separate tracts of scenic or historical interest which would be administered by the Park Service with headquarters at Platt Park. Some sites that have been sug- gested are Turner Falls, near in a survey of the area. The survey is to be completed shortly after Aug. 1, and the de- velopment association has sched- uled a meeting at Turner Falls Aug. 2 to discuss the proposals before sending them on to Wash- ington. SODA has some 450-500 mem- bers in a six-county area. The board of directors consists of two members from each of eight chambers of commerce in the area: Sulphur, Davis, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Tishomingo, Madill, Marietta and Healdton. The group has been active in promoting industrial and highway projects throughout the area. The two major projects at present I soon be over." From Ben Bella's side came what looked like a conciliatory j. move. State Minister Lakhdar Ben Tobbal, who had been seized KONAWA (Special) Fire in Constantino when Ben a four-room frame house ures June 4 and June 19. Go For Broke It appears possible that scien- tists may try to meet remaining test objectives in a single shot. Sources in Honolulu said, mean- while, that scientists want at least one more successful test to probe the ionosphere and the Van Allen Radiation Belt and to deter- mine whether such explosions (Continued on Page Two) Fire Destroys Vacant House Near Konawa forces took over that east Alge- -rian city Wednesday, was re- leased and returned to Algiers. But two of Ben Khedda's minis- ters, backed by thousands of for- at the southeast edge of Konawa, just across the railroad tracks early Thursday. W. R. "Pete" Stokes, owner, valued the house- hold items stored in the vacant Sniff? NEW YORK (AP) Three auto salesmen have been In. dieted on charges of defraud- ing customers by selling used cars which they represented as new. One of the gimmicks was to spray on a scent that gave used cars that factory fresh smell, authorities said. Ada Guards Prepare For Trip Home NORTH FORT POLK, La. 50 members of Ada's unit of the. famed 45m In- j fantry Division prepared to leave Fort Polk, Louisiana today, fol- lowing two weeks of rigorous sum- mer camp training. They were among some 6500 soldiers from across Oklahoma who took part in annual camp. It -has been a long, hot, humid two weeks of combat infantry training for .the men. 1st' 180th rived at- the garrison at North at 1 p.m. Friday from Stipe said-he still must work out j interest to attend the meeting was the details but pointed to a need j the principal reason for cancella- to consideration ,of registered tion. voters in determining representa- j fhe directors voted, however, Ada Community Chest Sets New Meeting Date Ada Community Chest a -special-'session-on -Thurs- day .afternoon to -discuss .general community, support of the fund- raising organization. Burl Harris, -.president of the the bivouac area, and immediate- Chest, called the meeting, and re-' ported the reasons for cancelling the Monday night dinner. Lack of tion .in the legislature. to plan another dinner meeting in Hansen proposes membership! an effort-to alert the community of Senate remain at 44. the need for support of the he had gone along with .the .state j annual fall campaign. constitutional formula which in- next dinner meeting is creases it to 54. Hansen's views scheduled for Friday night, Aug- regarding House apportionment usi 3_ jn the ballroom of the Aid- are the same as earlier plans he has proposed. Stipe maintained apportionment of the legislature strictly on popu- lation, using federal census fig- ures, would not be fair. He said some counties which have universities and colleges in- clude students in the population although they may be registered to vote 'in their home counties. He claimed that Lawton includes in its population military personnel, "most of whom have small, if any, interest in Okla- homa affairs." ridge Hotel. Major George Clendenan, from The Salvation Army division head- j quarters in Oklahoma City, spoke j to the directors about energizing i the Chest organization. ly -began preparation for the most pleasant part of the encampment The payroll for this years' camp for Ada men is about S7000.- The troops will hit the floor at 4 a.m. Saturday morning to make final preparations for the move- ment back to Ada. After a final check and police of the area, the convoy will leave' North Foitt Polk about a.m. After an all-day ride, the men will make camp at the all-night bivouac area near Paris, Texas. High temperature in Ada Thursday was 86; low Thursday night, 69; reading at 7 a.m. Friday, 71. Sunday, they road again, arriving in at approximately 10 a.m., .he convoy will break up. The individual companies will take their own way home. The group should arrive in Ada about 1 p.m.-Sunday. The men will be allowed to go to their homes for lunch, then re- turn to the armory for the care and cleaning of individual and unit equipment. U. S. May Take Softer Stand On Test Bans WASHINGTON (AP) The White House announc- ed today the temporary re- call of the U. S. representa- tive at the. Geneva disarma- ment conference to consult on new scientific data on detecting atomic tests. The announcement fol- lowed a IVi-hour meeting of President Kennedy .with top disarmament advisers at which, authoritative sources said, the President reached no final decision on whether to ease U. S. terms for an atomic test ban treaty. But indications were that the U.S. policymakers were preparing to change the U.S. stand by scal- ing down the anticheating safe- guard! it has been, demanding for any nuclear test ban agreement with the Soviets. The White House statement said: New Findings "Nuclear test ban deliberations: The President has reviewed the new technical findings on test de- tection with his principal advisers. "He has asked for certain sup- plemental assessments. "In addition, Ambassador (Ar- thur H.) Dean (chief U.S. nego- tiator in Geneva disarmament talks) is returning from Geneva for consultation in the early part of next week and will return to Geneva by the end of the week. '.'It is expected he will return to Geneva- prepared to discuss the meaning ofjhe new.data and.their significance "for. our continuing "at- tempV to '.bring 'about a cessation of nuclear..testing." Dean Returns Monday It is understood Dean is to re- turn to Washington by Monday if possible. Presidential .press secretary Pierre Salinger said that, at the White today, at- tended by the heads of the princi- pal'federal, agencies interested or their .representatives, there, .was "no substantial'' 'disagreement" voiced. According to some published ac- federal officials fa- vored relaxing'the previous U.S. demand 'for control explosion listening stations in- side Russia, while others were against this. Russians Object The Soviets have objected to any atomic test ban policing sys- tem that would intrude into Rus- sian territory. It was also .reported that the President's advisers agreed that inspection arrangements at this stage should- include both the guaranteed right. on-site in- spections in various parts of the (Continued on Two) two major projects at present UmA Kab grca arc the Platt Park expansion and the Lake of the Arbuckles. i (Continued on Page Two) mer guerrillas in the Kabylie j house at Mountains east of Algiers, Fire Chief Earl Gassaway said ued to call for widespread re-: the fire broke out about a.m. sistance to Ben Bella. i "Stokes said he had built a fire Deputv Premier's Belkacemi111 a' wood-buning stove -in the Krim and Mohammed Boudiaff, vacant house to serve as a klh who have vowed to fight Ben Bella "to the last drop of our in drying some ceramic pieces. The firemen contained the fire in the house, the walls and in- terior damaged by water and smoke. Despite Three Big Flops Air Force Praises Reliability Of Missiles WASHINGTON Force officers are convinced that U.S. war missiles are highly reliable. But they are concerned that three Thor mishaps in the Pacific nu- clear test series have given an opposite impression. The Air Force claims better than 90 per cent reliability for the version of the Thor. The Thors used in the high al- titude tests at Johnston'Island are basically ballistic they have been modi- fied in significant ways to suit their special scientific mission. Two of the mishaps were traced to these modifications. In the first failure on June 4, the trouble was in the tracking system. The second on June 19 was caused by an instrument package fastened to the outside of the rocket. There has been no official ex- planation of the reason for the deliberate destruction of a third Thor on its launch pad Wednesday night. The war version of the Thor is equipped with inertia! guidance, which is not subject to the kind of technical difficulties that can and do occur in the radio guidance system. Inertial is in- corporated into all of the most advanced U.S. intercontinental solid-fuel missiles are due to be emplaced in underground launch bases. The Atlas ICBM, another mile-range weapon, has" racked up 12 successful shots out of 13 corn- ballistic a built- oat.type launches' from Vanden- in computer and gyros which burg Air Force Base in Cali- work together to keep the rocket fornia. on course automatically. These Atlases were fired by The Air Force is aiming Strategic Air Command combat and expects to least crews who went into practice ac- soonwfflltion with type of notice become the mainstay of the U.S. would get i" event an order came nuclear striking force. Eight him- to shoot at an enemy target in- dred of teese stead of the open Pacific. The Titan, another liquid-fuel missile more powerful than the has only recently become operational. But Air Force experts are sure it will measure up in reliability on the basis of. only four failures in' 56 test shots. Equally important, the Air Force has no" doubts about the accuracy of its missiles. An Adas which was test fired with Presi- dent Kennedy watching some time landed less than a mfle from its enough to shatter any city-size objective with a hy- drogen, warhead. HERE'S WHY Thert'f a commencement it Eajt Central State College tonight, but it. isn't being held in the college auditorium. All thii scaffolding would get in the way of marching seniors. of two-by-fours is supporting workmen on. the celling of the auditorium. To get you oriented, this picture is looking toward the stage. Project it new ceiling, which will drop in five to allow a new lighting system.