Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Filibustering and committee squabbling in congress this term looks to ui like the sort of thing to be expected in a Washington, D. C. controlled by folki who think social honor to get tostad into a swimming pool.., Marines Pull Out Of Thailand; Can Return; Page 3 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Gent Land Takes Ada Tennis Title; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 119 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JULY 30, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Oklahoma's Reapportionment Drama Builds Toward Climax OKLAHOMA CITY homa's prolonged argument be- tween city folks and rural legisla- tors over legislative reapportion- ment neared a climax today the eve of a federal court hearing. A special three-judge federal court has scheduled a hearing Tuesday on possible remedies to the state's reapportionment puz- zle. The hearing could be climaxed with a decision on the state's most explosive issue since tionment of the legislature. Until March 26, 1962, Okla- homans waged their -reapportion- in the state legisla- Supreme Court and boxes. Oklahoma's constitution calls for reapport'ionment based mainly on population at least in the view oC one faction. But the Constitu- tional formula has not been fol- vved. The issue took a radically dif- the Railroad Men Probe Bad Track STEELTON, Pa. Pennsylvania Railroad offi- cial says the derailment of a baseball special in which 19 persons were killed and! 100 injured Saturday "was apparently the result 01 track being out of align ment." "But a definite cause cannot be assigned until a thorough investi- gation has been James F. Newell, the Pennsyl- vania's vice president hi charge of operations, said Sunday. State Joins The Pennsylvania1 Public Utility Commission joined the railroad in the investigation of the derail- ment, and the Interstate Com- merce Commission was prepared to move into the probe. Newell's stagement concerning the track alignment was based on first-hand reports given by Howard C. Kohout, the railroad's regional manager in Philadelphia. Kohout directed the salvage and repair crews that worked throughout Saturday night to re- pair the 1.500 feet, of track. Cleanup Begins With its main line back in service, the railroad began prepa- rations to hoist the three death cars which tumbled down an em- bankment into the shallow waters of the Susquehanna River. Another railroad spokesman said track was being repaired last week in the area of the derail- ment. "Whether or not the repair of track adjacent to where the wreck occurred had anything to do with the derailment is a matter of said the spokesman. Worst Since 1958 The wreck was the nation's worst rail disaster since Sept. 15, 1958, when 48 persons died in a train that plunged from an open drawbridge into Newark Bay at Bayonne, N. J. It was the second wreck involv- ing a Pennsylvania train carrying sports fans within 18 months. An 11-car train from Philadelphia to Bowie Race Track derailed near the southern Maryland track in 1961, killing 6 persons and injur- the way seats are to be distribut- ed in the state legislature. It will be held in their fair share of representation here not much older than the U.S. in the state legislature. Supreme Court's decision that fed- state'ballot boxes. The ruling came on a suit filed eral courts had legal authority to by Harry Moss of City. The court said Moss -was entitled state legislatures. to relief under the equal protection special court is composed of the laws guaranteed by the 14th of Judge A.P. Murrah of the 10th amendment to the U. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judges Ross Rizley and Fred Daugherty. All are Okla would involva numerical reappor U.S. Supreme Court ruled feder- al courts could take jurisdiction. Up to 'this point legislative ap- portionment had been considered a perogative of the lawmaking not the judicial branch of gov- ernment. Less than three months later the federal court here made its histor- present ap- portionment laws are no longer valid. The court suggested three pos- sible remedies for Oklahoma re- apportionment: 1. A special session of the leg- islature to enact new .reappor- tionment laws based mainly on population. 2. An initiative petition calling for a vote of the people' on an amendment to the state constitu- tion which would enforce appor- tionment on the basis of the con- stitutional formula. 3. Reapportionment by the court itself. Gov. J. Howard Edmondson de- cided against a special legislative session. The initiative petition is tied up in a pending appeal to "the U.S.Supreme Court. That leaves-what the court de- clared was the least desirable al- ternative 'reapportionment by judicial intervention "until consti- tutional apportionment is achieved by'legislative action." At this point there are more questions than answers about Oklahoma's reapportionment sit- uation. Does the court intend for the reapportionment before 1963 It legislature to be reapportioned be- fore the 1963 .session? If so will the nominations of last May be ruled invalid? The answers may .come Tues- day. At present, speculation is as free'as a barber's advice. Fred Hansen, first assistant state Attorney General, has said no the court did not declare the primary :elections of May 1 and May 22 void. But if the court .here calls for won't be cutting new ice. That was done two. weeks .ago by a special three-judge court in Alabama which rejected a meas- ure by the Alabama legislature and called for immediate reappor: tionment. Alabama had already held its primary elections. Its general elections are scheduled Nov. just as they are in Oklahoma. The Alabama federal court took (Continued on Two) McClellan Charges Union Leader Demands Payoff To Avert Strike THE FATE OF he was a magnificent animal, resplendent in his glossy red-and-white coat, admired all over the Southwest as the symbol of the Ada Rodeo. Now, the old rodeo steer has just about seen his last days. Here he stands near the fairgrounds as the ravages of old age take their Staff Georgia Integration Battle Heads Into Courtroom Today ALBANY, Ga. city's King fasted for the first 241 Police Chief Laurie Pritchett engthy integration fight headed I hours as is his custom when: said he believed that large scale oday for a court battle over marches, picketing, activities. boycotting ing 50. blamed. Excessive speed was 5 P. M. Is Hour The baseball special, carrying fans to a National League game in Philadelphia, left nearby Har- risburg where all passengers 5 p.m. It was rolling along about 70 miles an hour, railroad officials said, when the derailment oc- rurred next to the Bethlehem Steel Co. plant in this central Pennsyl- vania steel town. Engineman J. F. Shue of Royal- ton, Pa., told railroad officials he was doing between 65 and 70 miles per hour. Officials said the speed limit over the straight stretch if 75 mph. Welt Used Railroad officials said the stretch of track at Steelton was used by 40 or 50 trains a day. Just an hour before the derail- ment, officials said, a mail train passed over the same track. After tumbling down an angled 40-foot embankment, two of the shattered cars of the nine-car coach train came to rest on their sides. A third car, its roof shred- ded, remained upright in about three feet of water. Two Were Empty The three cars that tumbled into the river were the last three cars of the train and wore the only cars occupied. Two empty coaches also left the rails but re- mained upright. The two, along with three more up front, would jailed. King and Abernathy were! demonstrations had ended. among 10 Negroes arrested for re- fusing to disperse after staging a With 266 persons arrested last prayer session in front of City week, Negro followers of the Al- Hall. bany Movement showed little in- clination Sunday of joining their leaders in jail. Efforts to stage a demonstra- tion produced three persons from a crowd 'of several hundred. The three went to City Hall, prayed and left. Scheduled for 2 p.m. today was a hearing before U.S. Dist. Judge J. Robert Elliott. City officials have asked him to enjoin integra- tionists permanently from protest demonstrations and other activi- ties. Elliott issued a temporary or- der 10 days ago, granting such an injunction, but the temporary de-' cree was stayed by a higher court four days later. However, the stay does not pre- vent EUiott from acting on the question of a permanent injunc- tion. Meanwhile, integration leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., jailed here Friday for the third time, lounged in blue silk pajamas Sun- day and spent his time reading, writing and listening to a trans- istor radio. His cellmate is the Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy. The Albany Movement, Prit- chett said, "to me is almost non- existent." He said .there was a hundred Negroes at the mass ral-1 [y Sunday. "Today is a fateful Walk- er said. "This is a decisive mo- ment in the history of Albany." Then he called for volunteers ior a demonstration. Three men stood up. They later went to City Hall, offered prayers and left quietly. Police ignored them. lack of interest and "the people King's aide, the Rev. Wyatt Tee are tired of going to jail." Walker, tried to arouse several I Listen MEMPHIS, Term. (AP) A Methodist minister got a boost from the elements in keeping his flock wide-eyed and alert during services. The Rev. C. D. Goodwin was midway through his sermon Sunday when lightning struck the church steeple. "Any sleepers in Che worship services wore certainly waked up Goodwin said. He disputed statements made on et the Press" by Dr. W. G. Anderson, president of the movement, who substituted for King. Prithcett dismissed as unfound- ed Anderson's prediction that un- less the federal government acts, Albany would become "another Little with racial clashes. Anderson also said the Kennedy administration "has not done as much a-s it can to alleviate the situation in Albany." He called on President Kennedy to "make a firm statement on the situation." The Albany Movement leader said the President should send a cabinet member, perhaps the at- torney general, to Albany to make an investigation in person. Meanwhile Dougherty County Sheriff D, C. Campbell Sr. said he struck Negro lawyer C. B. King with a walking stick Satur- day night because the lawyer re- fused to leave the sheriff's office. The 76-year-old sheriff said the 33-year-old -attorney was "inter- fering with'business in the office." Bella's Foes Are Arrested By Guerillas ALGIERS (AP) Al- gerian guerrilla troops held Algiers today after a blood- less coup believed to favor j dissident Vice Premier Ah-j med Ben Bella's quest for Several known opponents of Ben Bella were arrested. Among them was Amar Oussedik, political commissar of the Algiers autono- mous zone, which the guerrilla leaders said was dissolved. Premier Ben Youssef Ben Khed- da and officials of his government were not molested. Surround City Two thousand guerrillas of the Wilaya (Zone) No. 4 surrounding Algiers occupied the city at dawn Sunday. Their commander, 27- year-old Col. Si Hassan, said he hoped to form a junta of wflaya commahc'ers to head the ment until elections are held in the newly independent nation. Elections for a constituent assem- sly are scheduled Aug. 12. The guerrilla command an- nounced it had taken control to re-establish national unity. It hedged to "open the gates" of Jie capital to all political tenden- cies seeking a solution to the new nation's political problems. 7-Man Control The announcement was consid- ered a prelude to the installation in Algiers of the seven-man politi- cal bureau Ben Bella is sponsor- ing. In Paris, Ben Bella's right-hand man, Mohammed Khider, told a news conference the political bureau would be. in Algiers on j Thursday or Friday. It was set jup in the western Algerian city iof Tlemcen under Ben Bella's j control. j But Khider also warned that j "the situation is very grave. If j stability is not established within a month, I fear the worst." Troops Grab Station The guerrilla troops first seized IRadio Algiers, which beamed their appeal to the population for "calm and support." Patrol Seeks Hit And Run Driver After Boy Is Hurt An abandoned car with blood- stains on it and a hit-and-run ac- cident near Fittstown were be- ing investigated this morning by Highway Patrol Trooper Spike Mitchell The car, which Mitchell said was registered to Frank Ore- 'baugh, Ada, was found Sunday at Ahloso by Lewis Watson. Watson reported it to Mitchell. The trooper said the front end of the .car was "caved in." There was blood on the. outside of the car where had apparently placed his hand. Mitchell said there was no in- dication inside the car that any- one had been seriously hurt. looked like he ran into something out Mitchell said, "and then drove the car as far as it would go, and left it." Orebaugh told the NEWS this morning that -he had a "little accident." He said he ran into the back of another car. The blood, he said, -came from a cut on his finger. Ea-rly Monday morning a Fittstown boy was hospitalized after a.hit-and-run accident on SH 99 north of Fittstown. Emmett Brown, 16, suffered a frature of the right leg in the accident. He was reported IK fair condition at Valley View Hospital Monday morning. Highway Trooper Spike Mitch- ell said young Brown told him he was sitting on the pavement resting and failed to hear an approaching car. After the car struck him, he said, it proceeded for some distance down the road, then turned -and came back but passed him without stopping. Brown said he heard a girl in the .car cry out, "Let me out. Let me look at him." The car slowed briefly but did not stop, Brown reported. Brown was brought to the hos- pital by-Russell Trammell, also 'of Fittstown, at 4 a, m. Monday. Three Fender Bumpers Enliven Ada's Sunday ADA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS 1962 to Date ...............160 1961 to Date...............191 July, 19G2, to Date 23 July, 1961, to Date 30 The city remained quiet throughout the day. Crowds poured out to the beaches as usual. The only sign of the coup were_ soldiers in camouflage uniforms and machine guns set up in some streets in predominantly Moslem areas. Toward evening, groups of young Moslems emerged from the For a while there, it appeared everybody in Ada was trying to run into everybody else. Sunday produced three traffic accidents on city streets, running the total for July to 23. They all came within a three-hour At a.m., cars driven by Vernon C. Hall, 35, Oklahoma City, and Jesse Lee Putmari, 57, Wilburton, collided in the 200 block of East Main. 'Hall was charged with improper passing. He forfeited bond. At the stroke of noon, a car driven by Jack Tyree, 57, 731 West Ninth, smashed into one driven by Arlin Lee Young, 57, 119 North Broadway. The acci- dent occurred at Main and Broad- way. Tyree forfeited bond on charges of reckless driving, driving without a license and leaving the scene. The last mishap came at p.m. near Sixteenth and Hope. The cars involved, were driven by Dale E. Shoemake, 21, 211 -South Center, and Jerry Ann Bryant, 20, 418 West Fifteenth. Shoemake was charged with improper back- ing. He forfeited bond. Many Doctors Abandon Homes In Saskatchewan SASKATOON, Sask. Many of the doctors 'who took part in this.month's suspension of practice are lost to Saskatchewan Province. American Stars Lead Nats CHICAGO The American ist slogans and waving green and white Algerian flags. Lakhdar Appointed Col. Hassan appointed Maj. Si Lakhdar military commander of the city. Officials of Ben Khedda's re- gime said the guerrilla' coup "re- stored the status quo." They claimed Hassan acted to do away with "illegal power usurped by (Continued on Two) These are doctors who decided to quit the province rather than work under a compulsory medi- cal care plan. At this stage, no- body knows exactly how many will back, but esti- mates run to around 100. In general, 'however, the family doctor is back in business in this province of people. For three weeks most of the 625 private practitioners boycotted the medical care plan. They closed their off ices'July 1, calling the plan a threat to their free- dom. Last Monday the doctors signed an agreement with the govern- ment ending the boycott. The agreement provides for a special' session of the legislature to amend the -medical act to al- run in the fifth with one aboard. low doctors to practice outside it. ancient Casbah, chanting jumped to a 3-1 lead over .-i. National League in the fifth inning of the second All-Star base- ball game here before at Wrigley Field. A pair of home runs staked the American stars to their lead. Pinch hitter Pete Runnels of the Boston Red Sox tapped Art Mahaffey of the Phils in the third. Then, Leon Wagner of -the Los Angeles Angels pounded a home JFK Opens Talks With Arthur Dean WASHINGTON (AP) Re- freshed by a weekend of sailing President Kennedy flew back to Washington today to open talks that may develop new U.S. pro- posals for a nuclear test ban treaty. The President left for the White House by helicopter. Besides the nuclear talks Ken- nedy also has scheduled a meet- ing with Lincoln Gordon, ambas sador to Brazil, -on the shape o: Brazil's reshuffled governmeni and its role in the Alliance for Progress. Gordon has returned for White House and State Department con sultations on Brazil, where uncer- tainty over..the government's sta- bility prompted both Washington and Brasilia to.postpone a visii the President and Mrs. Kennedy originally had planned to begin to- day. Kennedy is expected to confer with Arthur H. Dean on the pos- sibility of modifying U.S. de- mands to safeguard a .nuclear test agreement. Dean is the chief U.S. negotiator at disarmament and nuclear talks in Geneva. Ken- nedy asked him to come back for discussions. He arrived late Sat- urday and is due to return to Ge- neva by the end of the week. New data turned up by U.S. un- derground tests may persude the United States to reduce' its de- mands for on-site inspections and control posts designed to enforce any nuclear agreement with the Soviet Union. While in Hyannis Port, Mass., for another weekend Mrs. Kennedy and their children, the chief executive joined numerous other Kennedy's in celebrating the First Lady's 33rd birthday on Sat- urday. Including youngsters with Kennedy sister and brothers, there were at least two dozen on the scene. Meany Testifies Before Secret Meeting Of Committee Subcommittee Can't Meet To Investigate WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. John L. McClellan, D- Ark., told the Senate today that a powerful unionist has demanded a payoff as the price for settlement of a strike holding up work on 11 nuclear submarines for the Navy. McClellan voiced the alle- gations in appealing for per; mission for his Senate In- vestigations subcommittee to launch hearings. Senators filibustering against administration's communica- tions satellite bill have invoked a rule barring committees from meeting while the Senate is in session. Morse Balks McClellan asked unanimous consent for his committee to meet, but Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., one of the leaders of ilibuster fight, refused to .agree. Morse was cut off from an effort to explain his reasons for ob- jecting. In'his Senate speech, McClellan did not name the man 'allegedly demanding a payoff as a price for allowing the settlement of the strike which had paralyzed work on nuclear submarines at the Groton, Conn., plant of General Dynamics since July 19. Senate Meets Early The Senate met two hours earlier than usual as leaders pressed for an end to the fili- buster. The.measure provides for the public and communications com- panies to share 50-50 in the stock. of a corporation 'to launch and- operate communications satel- lites. Filibustering advocates .of gov- ernment ownership, numbering perhaps a -few more than a dozen liberals, have blocked any sub- stantial progress on the bill since Democratic leader Mike Mans- field of Montana first tried to bring it up last Thursday. Scheme Backfires A session was called last Satur- day in an effort to keep the pres- sure on the liberals. But much of the pressure turned out to be on the leaders themselves. They spent more than 10 hours getting together the 50 senators required to conduct Senate business. There was only six minutes of talking. in the unusual Saturday session, with foes of the admin- istration holding onto their am- munition for another day. The little band of determined Liberals is demonstrating again that the Senate can be .blocked xom acting on almost any issue, It's Embarrassing But by using the filibuster against the communications bill the liberals may be putting them- selves in an embarrassing posi- tion. "I don't think they can come nto future battles for civil rights egislation with clean Sen. H. Humphrey, D-Minn.. told a newsman Sunday. On.civil rights and other issues iumphrey usually lines up' with (Continued on Two) (Continued on Two) Sign on a garbage truck: "Used Vitamin Convoy Service." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) WASHINGTON President George Meany, who ad- vocates immediate tax cutting to help spur business recovery, tes- tifies today before a congressional group studying the nation's econ- omy. Meany said last month he had written President Kennedy, urging a quick reduction in the lowest income tax bracket. Such a cut, Meany said then, would have a maximum effect on the economy.- The House Ways and Means Committee heard last week from business representatives and economists. The tax-writing group has sought to keep its proceed- ings under a tight lid, taking tes- timony behind closed door and pledging the witnesses to secrecy. The House group has empha- sized that it is taking a broad look at the economy and is not study- ing possibilities of tax reductions. Sen. Paul Douglas, D-I11., aligned himself Sunday with those who would go slow in considering an immediate tax cut. Said Douglas: "At Bunker Hill, he commander of the American troops said, 'Dont't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.' I wouldn't fire in the form of a tax cut until we saw the whites of the eyes of the recession." He said there is "no clear proof that we are going 'to have a re- cession and certainly we are not, at the moment, in a recession." Douglas, a former professor of the He Issues and that a tax- cut should not be considered now unless President Kennedy backs down on requests for programs in- volving added spending. Another Republican, Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York, said in a taped New York television show (WNEW-TV Senate Report) that he favors a ?5.5-billion incen- tive tax. cut to stimulate the economy. Javits proposed dropping cor- weekend radio broadcast (Radio; William E. Miller. The New Yorkjporate income rates from 52 to 47 Press International From the j congressman said on a recorded I per cent; a cut in low People) that he opposes a cut in I radio-television program (ABC- j income personal levies, particu- cconomics, is a Senate Finance member of Committee. spoke on a television program taped for New York stations. Another Democratic member of the Senate committee, Eugene J. corporate taxes now. McCarthy said he favors, instead, a 4 per cent, across-the-board- slash in personal. rates. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D- Minn., persisted, meanwhile, in his advocacy of an immediate tax cut. The assistant Senate Demo- cratic leader said in the administration wait until there is a decline and unemployment starts to snowball. Another view was expressed by a statement should not McCarthy of Minnesota, said in a Republican National Chairman larly in the brack- et, and trimming top rates from 91 to 65 per cent. The President has said he will wait for reports on July business activity, due next month, before making his mind up on whether to press for an immediate tax re- duction. On Sunday, the White House re- leased without comment a U.S. Chamber of Commerce com- mittee report to Kennedy on the balance of payments problem. Moving'broadly across the eco- nomics field, the report urged "forthright rejection" of inflation- ary budget policies and tax cuts to encourage investment. It also backed the President's declara- tion that there would be no in- crease in the price of gold. The report commended the Ken- nedy tariff program, the export expansion drive and the reduction of U.S. military spending over- seas. The authors, were unani- mous, however, in opposing the administration's proposals to tighten the'tax treatment; of for- eign subsidiaries of American corporations. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon through Tuesday. A little cooler this afternoon and tonight. Low tonight CO to 70. High Tuesday SO to 90. High temperature in Ada Sun- day was 9Z; low Sunday night, 75; reading at 7 a. m. Monday, fS.