Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Attack On Alcoholism: Challenge Alcoholic Sickness Attacks Five _ _ TVnhiKtfinn friftri. and ins.'in-law Americans EDITOR'S NOTE Millions of Americans use alcohol safely, finding relaxing conviviality in friendly drink. But for some al- cohol cannot remain a pleasure becomes a painful, self-per- petuating passion. The problem is old, but many elements in the campaign against the nation's fourth greatest health hazard are new. The challenge and the mod- ern response are outlined in this first of a series of five articles. By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writer The blight of a tragic sickness touches perhaps a majority of families across this broad land. The sickness alcoholism, the uncontrolled and seemingly, un- controllable drinking by nearly five million Americans. It robs human brains, destroys homes, marriages, careers. It 'is the nation's fourth greatest health' problem. There is no miracle pill to ease its miseries. It is esti- mated one in every 15 teen-agers is likely to become an alcoholic. Were this disease caused by a bug polio is tre- mendous public interest and ef- fort might be mobilized to halt its devastating human, social and I economic losses. But its root is alcohol, the. same alcohol that millions use. safely. Doctors long 'have recognized alcoholism as a real sickness. The alcoholic- simply cannot drink normally. He, or she, falls. into the grip of alcoholic, drink for complex emotional and physical reasons. Once there, he's enslaved by unless he abandons it completely. Unsuspected alcohol in a cough medicine triggered one middle- aged for many into an- unwanted alcoholic binge. Another was seized by his old un- controllable urge to drink when he breathed fumes on a warm day from alcoholic antifreeze in an automobile _, Mankind has found comfort, relief, of: tensions and sometimes alco- hol since' he first learned some foodstuffs .could be fermented or distilled, into intoxicating? bever- ages Prohibition ;has been tried, and missed the mark. Now there, are encouraging signs of real progress. :Anonymous has helped thousands .stop their drink- ing, completely. 2. Allied groups, Al-Anon and Alateen, are. helping wives, hus Down through' a and- friends un- r '_ ___'____' .._ J hUn Ortmnl DVltlOC flf 31- centage of men, women and'even youngsters have fallen victims to alcoholism. Society's historic reactions to- derstand the complexities of al- coholism and to render, effective help. It inevitably becomes a fam- ily problem, says .Mrs. Marty tracism; scorn, nagging, the. ac- all due to moral cusation it's weakness. 3 .liiawin- 'v ward control have been .jail, os- Mann, executive director of. the National Council of. Alcoholism: She believes it involves a majority of families, if one includes cous- ins, in-laws, the "entire constella- tion" of a family. 3, Alcoholics now are seeking treatment at an earlier age, many in their late 20s or 30s, compared with an average -age in the 40s and 50s a few years back. Earlier treatment improves chances of success. 4. Physicians have a few more helpful techniques .of treatment, and more understanding, too. States have established 158 clinics to treat'alcoholism. Hidden alcoholics, especially coming forward, rec- ognizing their sickness; seeking help. 8. Industry and unions are in- creasingly and successfully deal- ing with alcoholism as a sickness, not moral degeneracy. But. old at- titudes still prevail-in many places as represented by one paper mill president who declares, "If any- one comes to'work with alcohol on his breath; he doesn't last long. If he doesn't have judgment enough not to. abuse the liquor, then that.is his hard luck and the quicker he's off the payroll, the better for the company." 7. National population is in- creasing, but the number of al- coholics per population pos- sibly is not increasing, says Mark Keller, editor of the authoritative Quarterly Journal for Studies of Alcohol. The.total actual number of alcoholics seems to be'less than would have been predicted 10 years ago according to estimates then. 8. And, says Dr. Ruth Fox, med- ical director of the National Coun- cil, "Alcoholism is not a hopeless disease, even though the alcoholic may well--not succeed the first time he tries to give up drink- ing." The proof is that hundreds of thousands of former alcoholics now live useful, normal, and often highly successful lives without alcohol Out of the 70 to 75 million Amer- icans who drink occasionally, or even daily, 4 .to 5 'million have, become compulsive though-an accurate count is hard to come by. The alcoholic is de- fined by Mrs. Mann as "anyone whose drinking causes a continu- ing problem in any department of life." The public image of alcoholics concentrated on skid row is er- roneous. Actually, says the coun- cil, only 3 per cent are found (Continued on Two) U.S. Sergeant Says Reds Lied About Statement, Page 7 Oak Hills Tourney Action Continues; See Sports, Page 5 59TH YEAR NO. 89 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JUNE 25, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY WHAT'S WITH Ann Blakt ii all "t to btflin rtiyn but Kins Jimmy itarti off on iligntly .our not. aft.r th. pair wai n.m.d wmntri in th. 6th an. null Baby Conteifr Savannah Wir.photo.) Sarongs Spell South Pacific By ERNEST THOMPSON Sales resistance hit an all-time low Monday morning as 50 pret- tily packaged hucksters h i t Ada's business district. Fifty Ada girls, decked out in colorful sarongs, kicked off the Ada Community Theatre's ticket drive for the upcoming produc- tion of "South Pacific." The girls are all members of the cast. They've already been at work seven days. They started their activity last Monday at a "sarong-making" party at the Singer Sewing Cen- ter. Rehearsals and briefings fol- lowed. Then, they decorated a 35-foot trailer truck for the gala ticket-selling spree. At a.m. Monday, they in- vaded .downtown Ada with their advance tickets for "South Pa- scheduled for July 13-15 at the local amphitheatre. There's still plenty for the sa- rong girls to do this week. They appear on the local tele- vision station Monday afternoon. On Tuesday and Wednesday, they meet at ticket headquar- ters in the American Red Cross building where ticket chaiman Tommie Lou Hays will distrib- ute tickets and assign various sectors of town for a continued sales campaign. Then, the girls'Will canvass the downtown business sections of Coalgate, Semihole, Shawnee, Sulphur, Pauls Valley, Allen and other towns in this area the re- mainder of the week. "South Pacific" also Has a ticket book.slated to operate at Main and Broadway. And, more than 80 city mer- chants are'- helping A.C.T. pro- mote its second summer mu- sical by decorating a window some tropical motif on the "South Pacific" theme. Here are some of the sarong girls who were-in action Mon- day: Barbara Martino, Janet Da- vies, Debbie Mary Ann Craddoclc, Jacquetta Davis, Lin- da Robertson, Jerry Gluckman, Belinda Hall, Kathy Bell, Carol Speck, Lynn VanBuskirk, Cathy Mayhue, Jane Bumpers, Barbara Bryan, Stephanie Savage, Linda Kay Mowdy, Sherry Bartgis, Pam Leighton, Karla Herman, Kathy Hohl, Nancy Headers, Danny Mea- ders, Debbie Moss, Jane Moon, Betsy Wray, Katherine Hunter, Jan Northrip, Martha Harris, Tori Dillon, Cathy Townsend, Kathy Lowrance, Beverly Muntz and Gloria Todd. Odd Shifts Cause Big Stock Sale Market Experts Discover Public Kept On Buying Edmondson Says U.S. Apportionment Before 1963 Divine Trt Prtll Speaker J. D. McCarty and Sen- ate leaders it would be extremely difficult to pass a reapportionment J I change the membership before the of th. tlm.) for as T.rry Wilcox of Ad. won th. championship flight of th. bsession T rom a vantae session It wai a or.at It wai Rusk Studies Policies With British Secretary WASHINGTON pub- lic kept buying and stock ex- change specialists sold more heav- ily than usual-during the January- June period of the sharp market slump. This is the major finding in an Associated Press study of trading statistics compiled by the. New York Stock Exchange. Public More Through June 1 exchange mem bers had sold 91.9 million sharei and bought 85.3 net .re- duction of 6.6 million shares.. A the same time, public investors were buying 356.2L million shares arid 'selling. 349.1 shares to their port- folios.. L 'question raised by the -''the specialists' prices? The figures-would seem to in- dicate, they might have. The 'ex- change officials questioned their significance. Record Bettered Said G. Keith Funston, presi- dent of the exchange: "In the face of the highest volume in more than three decades, exchange spe- cialists exceeded their recent per- formance records' for stabilizing transactions, and .maintaining price continuity." Normally, exchange members sell more shares than they buy because of the disposition of- stock acquired through splits, the con- version of.debentures and similar developments. Special Help One function of.specialists is to sell stocks when sellers arc scarce and to buy. when there are few buyers. They also try to prevent sharp price fluctuations between successive transactions in the stocks they handle.. Funston reported that in the three-day trading -period that be- gan May 28 92 per cent of all transactions by specialists in 50 key stabilizing in is, spe- cialists bought when others want- ed to sell, and supplied stock! help might have when others wanted to buy.' (t cent of :them back On Black Monday the public from-death, sind-Dr. Morris Wil- sold more shares than it L____r T-_ bought, but'by Thursday the pub- lic was in strong buying mood and its purchases that day exceeded sales by 1.6 million shares: During the entire week, the pub- lic bought 1.7 million more shares than it sold. In the same period, round lot sales by exchange spe- cialists, floor traders and mem- bers off the floor exceeded, pur- chases by 1.4 million shares. Spe- tlm.J Tor as i -------r--------r of th. hug. gall.ry of fans who follow.d th. tournam.nt Staff action. A .light, mld-aft.rnoon rain failed to damp.n. spirits- Heart Watch Save Many CHICAGO (AP) Many heart attack victims actually had hearts which were "too good to a physician said today. LONDON Secretary of State Dean Rusk met with Bri- tish Foreign Secretary Lord Home today to align British-American policies on the most urgent prob- lems of Europe, Asia and Africa. As the two statesmen began their conference the three big Western powers sent new notes to the Soviet Union' urging early East-West talks in Berlin to ease tensions along, the wall through the divided city. The Soviets demanded Western action to halt these incidents, which were termed provocative, or else face the possibility that the U.S.S.R. would come to the aid of the East German Commu- nist ally. Rusk brought with h'im new and stiffened American proposals for a Berlin settlement. Qualified informants .reported the United States has raised its price for a settlement of the dis- American, British and French jpute because Washington is con notes were sent to Moscow for delivery, probably by Tuesday. They proposed-that the Big Four- commandants meet in an attempt to curb shooting incidents along the wall that divides the Commu- nist and Western sectors of the city. The Western notes replied to a warning earlier this month from Moscow. The Soviets blamed a series of shootings across the Communist-built wall on what they called German Fascist ele- ments backed by the Allies. vinced that the Soviet Union is in the grip of a grave internal crisis. "It seems to us that the entire Communist camp is in the midst of a very serious food one authority said. "With agricultural output and organization fouled up, the Soviet leadership may well be rethinking its foreign policies. This, therefore is no time for Western concession's without very-definite counter-con- cessions." (Continued on Pig. Two) Laotian Minister Aims Ire At U...S. Force In Thailand burne set up special units or wings where all heart patients could be kept under constant' watch, with electronic devices or television instantly warning'of any new attack: -Most sudden fatal heart attacks occur outside hospitals, on the street, during exertion, or during sleep. VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) A -pro-Communist Cabinet minister denounced the presence of .U.S. troops in. Thailand Sunday short- after-Premier Prince Souvan- na Phouma turned leadership of his .day-old coalition 'over to his Red-leaning half-brother. Information Minister Rhoumi cialists accounted for 848.000 of Medicai evidence.indicates up to the total. Americans might be saved each year quick, skilled aid' happened to be at hand. If heart patients are scattered through the hospital, the first warning .signs of a new attack can be missed, or aid could arrive too late. Dr. Wilburne said. The hospital wing, or coronary care unit, should include private, semi-private and ward .'patients recovering from heart attacks, so nurses could keep closer watch, Scientists say man is a modi- fied plant. This may account for all the blooming idiots along .the highway! (Cppr. Gen. Fea. as soon as Souvanna's plane had left for France. Claiming to speak1 for the regime, he denounced the U.S., troops as a-threat to "the peace and neutrality of-Laos." "The government of national union protests against the Ameri- can troops, landings in declared Vongvichit, a member Glub! Britisher Drinks More Than He Knows PENRITH, England (AP) Farmer William Young 'has finally found why his water'bills are so high. For six years he has .been. supplying the. town's public swimming pool. "I did .not quibble.at first because the same every-year and I have a lot of animals drink- ing said Young. "But now council workmen digging up an old water, system in the neighborhood have discovered; the .'sup- ply, for the swimming; pool has teen .passing through- meter thousands of gallons-6f it." _ The council said-there was no way of telling .how .much of'the water-went into and-how much into Young's livestock. They are refunding all he's paid since 1957. of Prince Souphanouvong's gro- Communist Pathet Lao faction. It was not known whether Sou- vanna .knew Vongvichit was going to 'issue "the statement. The neu- tralist premier'had shrugged.: off the dispatch of U.S. troops to neighboring Thailand as a pre- cautionary measure. official minutes of Sunday's initial Cabinet'session, .over which Souvanna presided, carried no mention of U.S. troops. U.S.. officials had no. immediate comment. The United States has said repeatedly the U.S. troops, landed 'after the PathetLao made big military gains in' northern had come at Thai request to protect not Laos. Vongvichit said later the Cabi- net did discuss extending --recog- Governor Plans To Poll Legislators To See If Special Term's Wanted OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. J. Howard EdmonoV son declared today he interprets the federal court deci- sion as ordering legislative reapportionment before the 1963 session. Edmondson said he will base his decision on calling a special session this summer "at least partial- ly" on whether lawmakers will agree to immediate re- alingment of districts. After meeting with leaders of the House and Senate, Edmondson said he will write all members of the legis- lature to ask whether they think a reapportionment law taking effect immediately and based on population could be passed in a special session this summer and if they would vote for such a proposal. The governor said all apportionment laws and there- fore all present districts were declared by the 3-judge federal court last Tuesday null and void and inoperative for all fu- Canada Takes Grim Steps For Economy OTTAWA (AP) Canada today began a belt-tightaiing emergen- cy austerity regime of widespread tariff increases and government economy ordered by Prime Min- ister" John G. Diefenbaker to bol- ster the Canadian dollar. Diefenbaker. whose Progressive Conservative party was badly weakened in the general election last week; called on Canadians to support the new measures- "in a spirit of national purpose." Ha said Canada's .economy is funda- mentally strong, and sound. He announced .the program on Sunday to avoid- market upheav- als and emphasized that the meas- ures would be temporary. The prime minister said Canada has obtained more than billion in short-term financial aid _ to strengthen'the nation's dwindling foreign .exchange 'reserves' until the other "government measures have their effect. -Two-thirds of these loans and credits were made availably by the United States. He said the government is de- termined to defend the dollar's exchange rate -at the recently de- (Continued on Pag. Two) ture elections'" He added: "The November elec- tion is a.future election.. I don't know how they could have made it any more clear." This apparently would mean, Ed- mondson said, that results of -the May primaries would -be erased and new -primaries would have to be held before November. 'The'governor said he was in sympathy with the views of House TUO "It is going to be extremely dif- ficult to get a person. who. has given his time, his money and his efforts .to- get a nomination just a I few short days -ago to come'up here'and vote to set that aside so he will have -to run he said. But the governor-added: "There is no sense of us having a special session of the legislature and spending a -quarter of a million dollars or whatever it would cost to pass a law that the fed- eral court says is in violation- of the Constitution of the United States." He said this is what' happened in Tennessee and Alabama and the'courts there, held the work must'be done over to -give .cities (Continued on Two) jr-n i ijtMJUjLiL ii.j-n. v lice hope to question today- a night Hackett, Miss Lynne asked him many and Poland. He said no de- cision was taken.- Any foreign policy decision -can be vetoed .by any-of the three factions represented in the coali- tion neutralist, pro-Communist and :righ't-wing. Laos now. -has' diplomatic, rela- tion's with -Nationalist but a mission'has -been operating for. some time-at Sou- (Continuid on Pag> Two) Watch By JOHN BENNETT If you see a rabbit bounding out of the brush with foam on mouth: Don't shoot. Run! The little bunny -might be rabid. It's an unfortunate fact .but rabbits and other harmless look- 'ing animals such as squirrels and cats can get hydrophobia as easily ..as the popularly stero- typed canines, As a matter of fact the most harmless looking of .the probably, the biggest carrier of hydrophobia -says one veterinarian. And in Pontotoc County the docile cow has set some sort of cases of rabies in two years. Hydrophobia is at its worst in the summer months. Mainly be- cause animals are 'most active then. Veterinarians .and city-county officials -'.say there's no. fooling their measures to en- force rabies control. There's a reason why.- "There is no. known cure or prevention for rabies once clini- cal symptoms said one doctor.' pretty final thing when-a person .gets the virus be- fore preventative vaccine can be given." Department.of Agriculture sta- tistics indicate cases of rabies occurred in the nation in a 10 year period ending Of these, involved dogs; some per year.. You say.that's dictment against the May- be. But .the-.only .fatal (Continued Two) Threats Get Blame For Try At Suicide PHILADELPHIA (AP) Po- club singer and dancer who they said took an overdose of sleeping pills, allegedly as the result of threats received after .she ..testi- fied .before the Senate-'Investiga- tions subcommitte .about B-'girls. Detective Walter Ryan reported today that the singer. Pat Kobal- ski, 34, known professionally as .Pat Lynne, was unconscious' and in critical condition at Graduate Hospital. An operation was per- formed Sunday night to open 'her throat so she could breath easier. Ryan said .Miss Lynne ..was rushed to the hospital a.m. Sunday from- the residence of a friend, Paul W. Hackett, 33; When Miss Lynne testified, be- fore the subcommittee on June 12 her name was-listed, as Mrs. Pat Lynne HacketL 1 Detective Stanley Greenfield- quoted Hacket Lynne told him that last' Satur- day'two strange men approached her car in a downtown parking lot. and ordered, her'out of the car. She locked the doors and drove off. to check her car because there was a', tape recorder in-it and the doors had been left unlocked. Hackett said it was reported to police that the tape recorder and a quantity of clothing were stolen from the car. Greenfield quoted Hackett as saying that around 4 a.m. Sunday he. and-Miss .Lynne began drink- ing a few beers and when she ap- peared drowsy she told him she had taken the', sleeping pills. Later in the day, according to OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon through Tuesday: widely. mostly night thunderstorms; not quite so warm louth portion this after- noon; low.tonight 64 to 72; high Tuesday 88-M. High, temperature in Ada Sunday wai low Sunday night, 71; reading 7 a. m. Monday, 72.