Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Seems like all we hear lately is how taxes are going to get cut... but every time we get a paycheck, we notice Uncle, still is taking out more every week than we earned on our first job Jaycees Hold Meeting With Jaynes, Page 7 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Adans To Enter AAU Tournament See Sports Page ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY EVACUATION Members of farm family near Warsaw, Poland, watch from roof a rescue worker helps evacuate two children in a wash tub on a makeshift wooden raft from flood waters surrounding the .farm. Floods resulted from more than five .straight weeks of rain, innundating as much acres of cropland. (AP Wirephoto via Radio from Ralph Admits Getting In Money Orders From Estes War Of Nerves? Terror Mysteriously Halts Across Algeria ALGIERS European Secret Army Organization today mysteriously halted its terrorism in Algiers at least temporarily aft- er a day of arson and indiscrim-, inate shooting. Hopeful French officials be- lieved the appeal for peace by Jean Georges Sarradet, head of some secret army comman- dos, was beginning to work. Most Europeans, however, said skeptically it was the driving rain over the city that stopped the de- structive action. Sarradet called Thursday on his fellow terrorists to abandon their -post office buildings to withdraw struggle and seek peace with the top leaders of Moslem na- tionalism. But at this stage the leaders of the Algerian nationalists apparent- 13 Run Boat Past Red Machine Guns BERLIN (AP) Bringing a baby with them, 13 young East Germans hijacked a 500-ton river excursion boat early today and es- caped to freedom under a hail of machine-gun bullets. East German police, firing from a watch tower, a pier, a bridge and a patrol boat, pumped over 200 bullets into the fleeing ves- sel. Nobody was hurt. West Berlin police fired 10 shots back at the East Germans to check their fire. The boat, the Friedrich Wolf, was riddled and there were bullet marks on build- ings on the West Berlin shore. The escapees included eight men, all employes of East Ber- lin's "white fleet" of excursion boats, five women, and one cou- ple's 5-month-old boy. The adults, all about 30 or under, told police they had been planning the escape for a week: Thursday night the men in the group went aboard the Friedrich Wolf at her mooring beside the River Spree and began drinking with her captain and engineer. When the two were off guard. they jumped them up. them and tied Under cover of darkness they spirited their women and the baby aboard. Then at dawn the men got the.two-deck boat moving. They swung into the Spree and headed toward the center of Ber- lin, making for the point .where the left of the river becomes the border between East and West Berlin. Posts of Vopos as the East German police are called opened fire. Racing the engines at their top speed of 10 knots, the men aboard the Friedrich Wolf suddenly swung left and rammed into the entrance of the ''Lancf- wehr Canal Western territory. The escapees, moving quickly in 1y" had no desire to deal with the European terrorists. Throughout the morning, thou- sands of rain-soaked Europeans besieged banks and the remaining twos 'and threes, sprang ashore. jngs amj ecotl0mic installations in They flung themselves to ground to escape the whipping bullets. When the West Berlin po- lice fired, the Vopos checked'their fire. The whole thing- was over in 20 minutes. The boat's captain and engineer were allowed to get the boat un- der way and return to East Ber- lin. Senators Put Lid On Foreign Aid Spending WASHINGTON Sen- ate has voted a ceiling on foreign aid spending next year about what President Ken- nedy requested. But .there's evidence .Congress intends to slash away at the aid program before it finally provides the money that may be spent. The measure passed Thursday by the Senate 61 to 23 simply sets limits on aid spending in the fiscal'year that begins July 1. The appropriations will be han- dled later in separate legislation. Actually, the administration had to settle for partial victory on its embattled provision for aid to Communist Poland and" Yugo- slavia in an attempt to wean them away from Soviet domina- tion. Back' in Grandpa's day there was something to mate you sleep good. They called it work. (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Wednesday the Senate voted 57 to 24 to bar foreign aid to such countries. But, with heavy'pres- sure from' the' White House and combined appeals from Demo- cratic and Republican leaders, the Senate'. retreated Thursday and voted 56 to 34 to exempt gifts and sales of surplus food. It still 'left the ban on any as- sistance under the foreign aid bill itself, including million in eco- nomic development loans -the ad- ministration had programmed, for Yugoslavia next fiscal year. At his news conference Ken- nedy welcomed the action on-food saying it would give him the nec- essary flexibility to'help peoples who want to remain independent.. Only a short time later admin- istration forces succeeded by the narrow vote of 45 to 40 in reject- ing an amendment by Sen. Norris Cotton, R-N.H., which-would have denied foreign aid-to countries which export arms or strategic materials to Sino-Soviet bloc coun- tries, including Cuba. No attempts were made .to cut the bill so far as money is con- cerned. 'It carries authority for (Continued on Page Two) Police Seek Physician In Horror Death NEW YORK (AP) A police alarm spread to Canada and Mex- ico in a search for a Queens physician after the dismembered body of a girl was found in the sewer of his sumptuous home and office. However, authorities fear he j may have fled to Cuba with which i this country no longer has .an ex- tradition treaty." The .victim, identified as Bar- bara Lofrumento, 19, had been cut up by scalpel and a power saw, apparently after an abortion. "It must have taken him- many, many Asst, Medical Ex- aminer John Furey said Thurs- day. The'.missing man, Dr. Harvey Lothringer, 41. disappeared last Sunday, some hours after the girl was brought to his. office by her mother. With him now, authorities be- lieve, is Theresa Carillo, 25, one- time airline hostess and the doc- tor's receptionist-girlfriend, who also is missing. Police departments of Canada and Mexico are on the lookout for Lothringer. The Lothringer fam- elder Lothringer is a re- tired a hunting lodge about 60 miles north of Montreal. Police said a sister, not further identified, was thought to be in Mexico City. Miss Carillo is a Cuban nation- al. As hostess, her National Air- lines run' was to Cuba and her mother is said to live in Havana. Since 'no diplomatic relations ex- ist between the U. S. and Castro's any inquiries would have to be made by the State Department through the Swiss Embassy in Havana. The dead girl was a sophomore at the College of New Rochelle, N.Y. She resided at Pelham, N.Y., with, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. (Continued on Page Two) Lyons Urges Plan To Cuf Road Wastes MADILL (API-Much highway money will continue to be wasted until Oklahoma has a long-range construction program, Highway Director Frank Lyons told news- papermen today. Without a long-range program, Lyons said money is wasted per- forming "costly preliminary work and plans on many jobs which may never be let to contract." Lyons spoke at the spring 'meet- ing of the Oklahoma Press Asso- ciation at Lake Texoma Lodge. Lyons said until a long range program .can be obtained "the de- new high school used as a police partment will continue to be un- savings. The secret army spread word through the city that starting Tuesday, it will prevent the opera- tion of banks and halt money transfers to France. At the administrative center at Rocher Noir, the commission con- trolling the forthcoming self-deter- mination referendum announced that seven political parties regis- tered for the July 1 voting. Among the parties are the Mos- lem rebel Front of National Lib- eration (FLN) and its rival na- tional Algerian movement which registered under its old name of the "Party of the Algerian Peo- Not a single party representing Algeria's Europeans made its ap- pearance as the deadline for reg- istrations expired at midnight. The hitherto banned Algerian Communist party asked for per- mission to campaign. France's high commissioner in Algiera, Christian Fouchet, was summoned to Paris by President Charles de Gaulle for urgent con- sultation. The mysterious halt in secret army terrorism throughout the morning was a surprise, for new fire attacks on government build- scorched earth campaign had been expected. Flames shot high over Algeria's second' largest city- Thursday night after a booby- trapped tank truck exploded and spread flaming gasoline over, a barracks. Secret army commandos struck almost simultaneously at a big natural gas tank in the same part of town and set. it afire. The fiery attacks in Oran came a few hours' after three phosphor- ous bombs started a fire that gutted the main building of Al- giers University, in the capital. With the resumption of the ter- the indiscrimi- nate shooting down of Moslems- came more evidence of the rift in the secret army between the (Continued on Page Two) j able to inform Oklahomans when a highway will or will not be built." He said the program'should ex- tend at least five years into the future. He said it should be publicly announced, be flexible to meet true emergencies, be. based upon known revenues, specific by proj- ect and should bridge political ad- ministrations. Lyons said a comprehensive survey must be made of all Okla- homa's state highway, county road and city street needs before the (Continued on Two) PLANE RAMS HOUSE One man was killed and another seriously injured when their plane crashed into this house at Woonsocket, R. I., moments after taking off from a.near- by airport. Robert Lemay, 26, and two children had left the house when the crash occurred. One child was cut by flying debris. Investigators were unable to say who was piloting the plane or what caused the crash. (AP Heart Attack Kills Smith After Argument In Store A 69-year-old victim of a heart; dead when he arrived at Valley attack .was dead on arrival at an I View Hospital about p. m. An. authopsy. conducted Friday morning 'revealedi 'of a Ada hospital Thursday afternoon following a family argument at a store on West Main. Hiram E. Smith, 69, owner and operator of'Smith's Country Store, 531 West Main, was pronounced heart Events leading up to his death caused wide-spread rumors in Ada Thursday evening, but officers Dragnet Snares Adans After Theft Of Tackle A mobile ring of Jaw officers made a quick catch here Thurs- day afternoon when they nabbed three Ada suspects speeding from Coalgate after the theft of some fishing tackle. The trio was arrested after of- ficers converged on them at Fif- teenth and Stadium Drive. In hands of Coalgate authorities Thursday night, were Clarence E. Lyda, 47, 640 West Fourteenth; L. W.' Williams, West First; and Carl S. Watham, 18, 801 West First. They were'all arrested less than three hours after the crime took place. "It wasn't any time at all be- fore they had said Wilson. said almost of them were unfound- ed. According to County "Attorney Pat Holman and "investigating of- ficers, the following sequence of events led up to Smith's fatal at- tack. About 4 p. m. Smith's son, Har- old, 44, entered the store. An ar- gument developed between the father and son over some minor point. A spokesman from the po- lice department said the two men scuffled. The elder Smith then left the store, going to the rear of the building where another son, Glenn, operates a refrigeration service. Harold followed his father to the "I could hear them on the radio i refrigeration business and the closing in on the three from Coal- trouble continued. The exact sequence of events at 'It was one of the fastest jobs we've done said Coal County undersheriff Irian Wilson. He was referring to the coopera- tion .between the Ada and Coal- gate officers. Wilson said three men were re- portedly seen taking two tackle boxes and a tool kit worth about off the front porch of the'Otto Sandman home in Coalgate. That was at p.m. "The witness, Stanley Hickman, called my'Office right'away after they Wilson. told me two men stopped' in front of-j Wilson drove the three men the Sandman house and walked up j back 'to Coalgate Thursday, night, on the porch and got the.ge'aq Wilson and Coal iX__ 1-ft S PiinwJif thfilf gate and I knew we had them." Detective Doyle Cranford post- ed himself at the Ahloso Y. The others were nearby in Ada waiting for the radio call from Cranford. When a car fitting the'descrip- tion went by Cranford calmly pull- ed in behind and followed. "He kept us posted on where they were said Ada Po- lice Chief Homer Gosnell. "It was no problem after that because we had the car circled all the way." Cranford trailed the 1951 green Chevrolet at an easy distance. When the other officers were lin- ed up to stop the car they made the-'arrest. "They turned off at. Fifteenth and Stadium Road and went to- ward the lake and we stopped said Gosnell. "There was no trouble." On the arrest were Highway Patrolman Spike Mitchell; Gos- nell and Police Captain Taz Hix- then left in the car. Wilson failed to get the 'license number but made a.quick radio call'to Ada authorities with the car description. County sheriff, said they "would like to thank the Ada law-enforce- ment officers for. the great job they did and'always do in helping us." this point is cloudy. Harold Smith was struck in the head with a "pop" bottle by an unidentified party. Mr. Smith collapsed. An amhu- lance was'rushed to the scene but well known grocer was dead on his arrival at Valley View Hospital. In the meantime, Harold left his brother's establishment and en- tered a small house, directly west across the street. He was taken into custody there by city officers and later booked on public drunkenness. charges. He suffered at least one bad cut and, was bleeding heavily when arrested by-police. He was first taken to the city jail and then to the Sugg Clinic where he received -treatment for his wound. Officers then took.him to.the county jail where he was still held. Friday j Former USDA Official Says He Turned Money Over To Democrats As Contribution WASHINGTON (AP) James T. Ralph, former as- sistant secretary of agriculture, testified today he re- ceived two money orders from Billie Sol Estes last January and his assistant, William E. Morris, got two more a total of On the heels of this testimony, Robert E. Manuel, dis- missed Republican counsel to the House subcommittee investigating the Estes case, charged that numerous others also received such money orders including some members of Congress and at least one "very high ranking administration official." Manuel said Morris has a list of those who received the money orders. Manuel, fired by the subcom- mittee Thursday for giving a con- fidential Agriculture Department report to a newspaper reporter, came out fighting today. He issued a statement that the subcommittee's investigation "is being the truth suppressed" and then held what amounted to a news conference to comment on the day's hear- ings. One of the assertions in Manu- el's statement was that an Agri- culture Department employe had told Manuel that Estes tried to pressure him by invoking the names of the late House Speaker Sam Rayburn and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, but that Johnson's name never came out when this man testified publicly. Ralph testified -that when the money orders came in the mail he asked Morris what they were for, and Morris replied he thought they were for tickets to a Kennedy inaugural anniversary dinner to be held soon in Washington. .As .Ralph, put.it, "Estes made a contribution of tov the Democratic National Committee through me." He said he endorsed one of them to the California Demo- cratic committee, and one to the national committee. He said Mor- ris took the money orders to the WAITING James T. Ralph, a former assistant Secretary of Agriculture who was.fired for using Billie Sol tel- ephone credit card for his own calls, waits to testify be- a House subcommittee in Washington which is in- committee headquarters .and got the dinner tickets, which were given to Estes. Ralph said there was no letter of transmittal with the money orders, just two square mon- ey orders in an envelope with vestigating the Estes' case. Estes name on it. "Because I didn't like this sort Ralph "I had my assistant' write a memoran- dum to me secretary" about it He meant Secretary of AgricuK ture Orville Freeman. He said he did not talk with Estes at any time about the mon- ey orders, but saw him at another table at the dinner later that month. Chairman L. H. Fountain, D- N.C., asked_why he did not send the money orders back to Estes. Ralph said the thought was in his mind that somewhere in the Post Office Department would be explained money orders with my name on it and with Estes' name on it." He said it was his and Morris' best- judgment that they were meant for dinner tickets and'that they handled it that way.' Asked by Fountain why Estes wnere ne was r naay, contribution di- mornmg'pending.further invert- Mmmittee. gation and the .outcome of the autopsy. The store 'was closed a -short time after the incident took place. A crowd of curious residents gath- ered quickly in the area and ru- mors as 'to what. actually trans- were rife. It of the rumors which rectly to the national committee, Ralph said, "I can't explain Mr. Estes' actions." Manuel said another incident in- volves a discussion by the sub- committee .in closed session of how to deal with testimony would implicate certain and at" spread from.the scene were with- out foundation. Kennedy Pins Recovery Hopes On Tax Cut WASHINGTON Kennedy pins his prosperity on a five-point.. tax package that includes 'acrossrthe- Mard income tax cuts starting next January. "There'is no. need for this coun- conference in which Kennedy snapped back at Republican de- and :said he would take the stump for Democratic candi- dates in the November elections. He made clear the administra- try to stand, helplessly by and jtion does not intend to 'recommend watch a recovery run out of Kennedy told his news conference Thursday. "We have a program to boost it and I hope that all -those who are concerned about their stocks or their profits or their jobs will lelp us get. action on this" pro- he added. Thus inviting public support, in- cluding support from critics who contend -administration 'policies upset the stock urged Congress to get down to Dusiness quickly on'his proposals. .Tax talk-highlighted the news of his tax package would improve changes "of being close." He listed these other points in program: The House-passed tax credit .for money invested in new machinery and equipment. Forthcoming changes' in sched- an immediate cut in income taxes.! ules by which companies save But he1, said he will: offer a taxi money through tax -writeoffs, for reform bill providing-reductions in both personal, and. corporate income taxes, effective Jan. 1, for congressional action. next year. Details are being worked'out, he said, but will; result 'in' a net reductions not be wholly offset by other reforms." Kennedy conceded his goal, of a gross: national product, the value the nation's1-output, probably, will not be achieved this market decline won't help, he said, but adoption- depreciation of plant -and equip- ment. Kennedy estimated, these two would-represent a. tax re- duction for business of more than billion. Approval of his '.request .for standby authority to 'cut taxes in order to head off threats of re- cession. The and Means committee hasn't acted'oh this proposal. Repeal of the 10 per cent tax on rail- and bus transportation and cutting the tax on air travel in half, to 5 per cent. "Action on this- tax package -will provide our .economy with all of the stimulus and .safeguards now deemed Kennedy said, "and I hope such action will be forthcoming. The President distinguished measures in the package from" his proposals 'to withhold, -taxes on dividends and interest and to pre- vent corporations from finding tax havens' abroad.. But pro- posals also ought to said. Kennedy declared he will be ac- tive in the.fafl election campaigns. And. he congratulated former Vice President Richard, M., Nixon for winning' the GOP gubernatorial primary' in'. California'. That's one state in which Kennedy is expect- ed to appear, on behalf of Nixon's Gi. Brown. Other states which party sources believe he is most likely to invade are Pennsylvania, Con- necticut, and possibly Utah and South Dakota..- Kennedy took a swing at Repub- lican National Chairman William E. Miller-and other GOP leaders a statement' by Democratic Chairman John M. Bailey accusing Republican Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York of prejudice against Ne- groes. He! said he had been wait- about a year and a half" for leading Republicans to repudi- ate some of the' charges Miller had flung against him. To-the, laughter of newsmen, but to his own admitted Ken- nedy prolonged the conference for (Continued on one very high-ranking administra- tion official." "The testimony, taken in execu- tive related to a list of (Continued on Pigt Two) OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon through Saturday. 'Widely scattered thunderstorms west tote this afternoon and early tonight. Scattered thun- derstorms central and east por- lions tonight and In southeast Saturday. Cooler west this aft- ernoon and tonight and tait por- tion Saturday. Low tonight 4S northwest to 62 southeast. High 74 northwest to 1 southeast. Ada was drenched with 1.18 Inches of rain in the past- M hours. Yesterday's high wai 12 .degrees; the. low was -S3. At o'clock this moraing the temperature was 85. degrees and tin humidity Millions Vanish From Estes' Bank DALLAS, Tex. (API-Auditors jare trying to trace million which disappeared from bank ac- counts of Billie Sol Estes in 14 months, the Dallas News report- ed today. "Some creditors think the mon- ey went to reporter Harry McCormick wrote in' the newspaper's copyright story. Estes, Pecos, Tex., promoter, has been indicted on fraud and theft charges and is being inves- tigated by two congressional com- mittees. His multimillion-dollar grain storage, cotton growing and liquid' "fertilizer sales interests are in the hands of a receiver. FBI agents arrested Estes March' 29. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy said he ordered tho move because there were, reports Estes might flee to Brazil. The Dallas News .said the audit- ing firm of Ernst Ernst is hunt- ing the missing, money. It did not say who hired the audit. A spokes- man for the firm would not comment These details were.reported by the newspaper: Estes deposited about mil- lion in 40 bank accounts between Jan: 1, 1961, and, March 1, 1962. He received an "additional 000 about last March 1 or 2 on a 90-day personal note given May- nard C. Wheeler, president of Commercial Solvents Corp. Court-appointed receiver Harry T. Moore Jr. .subsequently found on taking over'that the 40 bank accounts contained only "At the'peak of'this 14-month -the 'News said, "Estes was paying numerous finance companies at the -rate of per Thus the total paid out could have been only 000. It doubtless was much less. "So-'between about million spent and Ithe million plus on deposit to .Estes ac- counts, .more than million cannot be accounted for." Auditors are working at Plain- view, Tex., which has headquar- ters for Estes' grain storage operations.