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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Scriich-Scratch! Poison Ivy Breaks Out All Over Ada Area By W. L. KN1CKMEYER So far, 1962 has provided a growing season. The grass hereabouts is luxuriating all over the place, and area cattlemen are jumping with joy. But something else is luxuri- ating, too. And the people encountered it aren't exactly dancing in the streets. Poison ivy. The three-leaved, inno- cent-looking vine, together with its near relatives, poison oak and poison sumac, appears to be thicker than ever this year. And it's reaping a pretty good harvest of victims. One local physician says he's seen more cases of it this year than ever before. Another re- ports his 1962 poison ivy case- load is as heavy "as any other time I can recall." It's true that two others find the situation about normal for this time of 'year. However, since one of these considers it normal to treat two or three cases a day, it's evident that. there's no 'lack of the stuff around "the countryside. Because, of course, it's only the-severe cases, that come into the doctor's office. The milder ones tend to.stay home and de- pend on the old reliable cala- mine lotion. In this an Ada druggist reports.quite a run on poison ivy dope earlier in the season but adds that within the last week or so "the chiggers seem to have taken over." Poison ivy, according to the medical .consensus, produces its characteristic rash by a sort of a something called a "rhus tox- in." The stuff is produced in the leaves of the .plant. It's an oily substance (one of the doctors describes it as a "plant oleo and when it touches your skin had it. What you've got'is a red, in- flamed 'area .that itches like crazy, and raises blisters as big as barn doors. The toxic oil operates by con- tact with the skin; and in most cases you've got to at least brush against the leaf of the .plant to pick'up a dose. But not always. One of. the doctors interviewed .points out that the oil' is contained in the plant cells. 'When he leaf is crushed or injured, the cells explode and.release the oil into the air in a kind of mist, as from an atomizer. Thus, -if several people go through a patch of poison ivy in single file, the first man may! well escape entirely, while the second gets a pretty good dose, the third -a still heavier one, and so on. The poison keeps it potency for a long time, too. This same physician recalls a woman pa- tient who picked up the. rash when she up a'log of firewood for the fire. And another of the doctors once treated a girl who got hers just from the smoke of a camp- fire. You can walk through a. patch of Ivy and get the poison on your shoes. Then at the end of the day you take your shoes off, thoughtfully scratch the back of your neck and bingo! Apparently, too, the .plant re- leases its poinson-in lesser quan- tities just-as a matter of. every- day routine: people who-are ex- tremely sensitive 'to .the stuff can be affected just by. coming close to the plant. While the doctors interviewed agree that the degree.of sen- sitivity varies among different agree, too, that there's no such thing as being to it. "It's irritating to one said, "though it's insuffici- ently, so to some people for them to break .out." Once you've got the rash, what'then? Does it spread, or doesn't it? You can get an ar- gument here even inside the medical profession. One doctor says you can spread it by scratching. Others disagree. "What one ex- plains, "is that the place on your skin that got the heaviest dose of oil breaks out first Then a day or two later, a nearby area that had.a lighter dose breaks' out. And you think it's 'spreading.'" In any case, it's a good idea 'not to scratch. The .ivy rash is bad enough in itself, but if you scratch it open and get sec- ondary infection you can be in real .trouble. Incidentally, none of the doe- (Continutd on Two) City Employes Receive Boost In Paychecks By GEORGE GURLEY City employes can rejoice. The City Council met informally Monday evening and authorized an approximate six per cent wage hike, across the board, for all city employes. In effects this means that all full time employes in a non supervisory capacity will receive a per month increase. Employes in supervisory positions will get a monthly increase. And City Manager J. B. Davidson will receive a monthly jump. The city currently has 109 full time employes. Pres- ent salaries to these employes total per month. In addition, a regular staff of part time employes are on call. Labor costs in this area represent another month. Some adjust- Wafer Line Break Dries Up Coafgafe COALGATE (Staff) A break in a main water line between the per ments wil also be made for these employes. The will increase the city's outlay each year for sal- aries by approximately But the city should be able to af- ford it. City Manager Davidson Monday night reported that collections for 1961-62 will total approximately city wells and the Coalgate citizens without water tower left Expenses for the same all day Sunday and for a short time Monday morning. The break, involving about a two-foot section of the eight-inch cast iron pipe, came at a.m. Sunday, Marvin Loftin, city clerk, said. period should be about leaving an excess of The city has a cash carry-over of Under state laws, the city may budget 90 per cent of its 1961-62 collections or To this figure is added the old cash carry-over of and Emergency repairs were com-1 the new cash carry-over of pleted by 6 p.m., after a long 1200 for a total available for the dry day. The water was shut off 1962-63 budget of This is again Monday morning to make an increase fo over the the repair job permanent. Meanwhile, Coalgate residents "spent their Sunday beating trails to nearby water holes. Some drew on the wells of friends in the coun- try. Some made the trek to Le- high. And some, when they .got the word, got then: drinks at the city swimming pool. Bill Hudson, chairman of the committee in charge of the pool, said the pool was closed to swim- budget for 1961-62. _In.. addition liave approximately from street and alley revenue and another from the air- port in the next fiscal year. These figures, added to the budget, should give total of some in operating funds. These changes will be reflect- ed in the salary checks of all employes on July 15. It is the THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 90 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Woman Dies After Crash ADA GOES TROPICAL The pretty young sarong girls pictured above invaded downtown Ada Monday morning to boost ticket sales for the Ada Community Theatre's production of "South Pacific." Some 50 girls, decked out in sarondi canvassed the Ada business district during the day, selling tickets for the June 13-15 production of the A.C.T. musical. They plan further jaunts into the residential areas of Ada as well, as visits boring towns. (NEWS Staff mers and opened to the thirsty Qrst general raise in two years. public as soon as the extent of the emergency was realized. "The Red Cross- us the in the pool was safe for Hudson explain- emergency use, ed. Pure city water to begin with, (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon through Wednes- day; widely scattered late after- noon and evening thundershow- a little warmer most sec- tions Wednesday; low. tonight 62-70; high Wednesday 88-95. High temperature in Ada Mon- day was 87; low Monday night, 67; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 72. Davidson then discussed brief- ly some of the outstanding items which will be purchased by vari- ous departments during the year. The police department will pur- chase two new cars. Extra funds, made available by the change in city support for the health de- partment, will permit hiring an extra police officer and one ex- tra fireman. The fire department will spend some funds during the year in its regular program of hose -replace- ment and also for changing its present radio setup. The city will probably be out an additional in the street de- partment this year for bills on new lighting. All council mem- bers at Monday's meeting .ex- pressed their approval of the cur- rent campaign to improve city lighting, Davidson said some resi- (Continued on Page Two) Estes Goes Before Jury Immediately PECOS, Tex. a move jthat surprised fellow townsmen and state officials, Billie Sol Estes won immediate trial Monday on charges he defrauded another I farmer of One of Estes's lawyers, Hume said, the defense would show the complainant was My aware of the fertilizer tanks con- tract involved and there was no fraud on the part 37-year- old promoter. Twenty prospective jurors had been examined when .List. Judge J. H. Starley recessed court short- ly before 10 p.m. Fourteen others were to. report today. The 34 veniremen represent a cross-section of this small West Texas city whose development in recent, years had been closely linked with Estes' enterprises. Three, of the 34 are women. Estes was indicted April 26 by the Reeves County grand jury on (Continued on Page Two) State Court Works To Get Apportion Petition Okayed OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Supreme Court is working now to reach a quick decision on validity of the reapportionment pe- tition, Chief Justice Ben T. Wil- liams said today. Williams.said the.court confer- red on the proposed constitutional amendment Monday a few hours before the Legislative Council motion requesting an early court decision. "We realize this is a matter'of great moment to the legislature and the people and we're trying to get something out on Williams said. The chief justice said deadline for filing briefs is July 10 and a decision will be issued soon after- ward. If the petition is upheld, this would'clear the way for Gov. J. Howard Edmondson to call. a special election for a few weeks later. In requesting the court to move quickly. House members of the council's Executive Committee pointed out a vote by the people is preferable to having the legisla- ture reapportioned on a population basis by the three-judge federal court which a week ago ordered this done. said. "I've got to find out just what the legislature wants to do." Hirsh.said he planned to confer Senators on the committee pro- during the day with other anti- tested the move bitterly. They urged only that Edmond. reapportionment forces to see what action should be taken. son call a special .session and let Oklahomans for Local Govern- the legislature do the must file a .brief with the I Supreme Court by Saturday and A number of senators made-at M dayS tacks on the federal court order to reapportion and on the reappor- tionment petition. The petition, filed last Dec. 27 with signatures, would cre- ate a 3-man. commission to re- apportign the legislature every 10 years according to the state Con- stitution. It' was challenged by Oklaho- mans for local- Government, a group composed primarily of state legislators and county commission- TS. Leon Hirsh, attorney for OLG, said today he. doesn't know if the protest will be dropped in light of the Legislative Council action. "Oklahomans for.Local Govern- ment.have only been trying to-hold the-line for the he SUNRISE AT ADAKA Flag ceremonial are an Important phaia of Camp Girls summer encampments. At Camp Adaka, Lake Murray, tha Ada Camp Fira Girls received thair Instructions on proper flag procedure from two Ada girls. Left is Kathy Lowrance and right is Sharon Black. Both Kathy and Sharon were counselors in training (CII) the camp which June 12-25. (NEWS Stiff 1962 Ada High Annual Is Fresh Off Presses Ada High students may pick up their' 1962 year- books in the registrar's office at Ada High School Wednesday and Ott Harrison, faculty ad- visor announced. The registrar's office will be open from 8 a. m. to, 5 p. m. both days so students may get their, new COUGARS. Jim Threlkeld was editor and "Richard Howe was business manager of the 1962 edition of The Cougar. '_________ file a. response brief. the Oklahomans for Constitutional Government file their brief early next of the court then would be ready to reach a final decision. Edmondson has said a vote-by the people is one possible method of settling the reapportionment problem. Other possibilities are a special legislative session'or re- apportionment by the federal court. Edmondson indicated Monday he will not call a special legislative session this summer until sena- tors and House members convince him they, will reapportion on a population basis before the 1963 session. He said this is one of the requirements of the court order. The reapportionment petition, if adopted, would provide for apportionment after the 1963 ses- sion. Legislators are against reappor- tioning before 1963 since this'ap- parendy would wash out the May primaries Novem- ber general-election. Fitzgerald, the. chairman 'of the'state Election modifying his stand somewhat. Fitzgerald said, he would like to see accord-reached so a .special session could be callea': this sum- mer and the legislature would (Continued on Page Two) Wapanucka's School Head Resigns Post Tommy Sullivan has resigned his position as superintendent of Wapanucka School, effective July 1, to become assistant director of school plant services, State-De- partment of Education, Oklahoma City. He' will assume his new duties July 2. His wife, Betty, and chil- dren, Mike, Patti, Dicky and Scot- ty will remain in Wapanucka until mid-summer when a 'residence will be established in the Oklaho- ma City area. Sullivan went to .Wapanucka in 1947 after receiving his Bachelor of science in industrial arts de- gree from East Central State Col- lege. He was boys'-basketball and baseball coach and industrial arts instructor.. 1955 he became principal of the high school and in 1958 became superintendent. He received his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. A past master of the Wapanucka Lodge, a past sec- 2 More Injured In Second Smash 3 Blocks Away By ERNEST THOMPSON Two traffic accidents, only a few blocks apart and on the same street resulted in the death of an Ada woman and hospitalization of another couple Monday .night. Dead is Sarah M. Miles, 56, 620 North Beard. Sho died about seven hours after she was involved in a col- lision at Fourth and Mississippi at 3 p. m. The cause of her. death was not determined, as -of Tuesday morning. It is possible the death was caused by natural causes with the accident only contributing to it. Her death was the third of the year as a result of traffic accidents in this'county. In the hospital are John San- ford Choate, 64, 406 West Seventh, and his wife, Nellie, 62. They were injured about p.m. when their car was hit by a railroad engine at the Frisco tracks in the 300 block of East Fourth. The site of that mishap is about three blocks west of the place where the. first accident took place.' ...Hospital; spokesmen tsaid_.the, Choates were in fair" condition Tuesday morning after suffering bruises, lacerations and abrasions; Mrs. Miles, a hospital employe, was-headed east on Fourth'Street where it intersects with the four- lane Mississippi Avenue. A truck, GRIM SIGNS: Windshield of driven by Sherman Lee Hughes, the Paul.Choate automobile 66 529 East Sixteenth, was going contains unintended Irony af- ter auto-train crash last night. south on Mississippi. The two vehicles collided at.the intersection, the truck striking the left side of the Miles car. Police Sticktr proclaims auto passed a Safaty 'Cluck and tha stickar is naar where an oc- cupant of tha auto crashed ganization. He has served as pres- ident of the Johnston County Schoolmasters' Club and now is serving as president of the John- ston County OEA Unit. He has served as a legislative delegate of the Oklahoma Educa- tion Association. Sullivan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Suliican, Fitzhugh. said Hughes had the right-of-way.. !nto windshield in accident. At the time Mrs. Miles was (NEWS Staff taken to the hospital, it was be- lieved her injuries were minor. But, she died about 10 p.m. at the hospital. Mrs. Miles was a nurse aide at the hospital She joined the hos- pital staff in .1949 and had been assigned to the emergency room in recent months. Her husband is. Bob Miles, a radio-TV repairman, in Ada. 'The traffic accident occurred at a point -just at the city limits. It was believed the traffic death would not be added to the city total since that section of'Fourth Street between Mississippi and the Frisco railroad tracks is out- side the city limits. The. mishap was also retary of.-, the 'district lodge or- right on the Ice. The Choate .car was crossing the tracks when it was hit by the engine, operated by Fred L. Miller, Ada. Choate was headed west on Fourth when the collision occurred. No charges were filed in the latter accident. Hollywood bedtime story, upon a time there were 'Once three bears Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby marriage." Corp.) Bear by a previous Gen. Fea. Man Tumbles Off Church Scaffold A Shawnee man was injured Monday in a fall from a scaffold at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Floyd Byrd, 36, Shawnee, -knocked out eight.teeth in the ac- cident and sustained contusions of the scalp, chin'and lip. He was given emergency treatment at Sugg Clinic and released. Byrd was engaged' on the con- struction of the .new church building. He reportedly fell about eight feet. fires Rage In Algerian Oil Fields ORAN, Algeria (AP) Raging fuel oil fires touched off by Se- cret Army Organization terrorists in Oran harbor still sent huge clouds :of black .smoke billowing over this'western Algerian seaport today. Terrorists blew up three British Petroleum Co. tanks late Monday and the burning oil -quickly ignit- ed seven'other. tanks in the dock area. Fed by an estimated 2.6 million gallons of gasoline, flames continued to shoot skyward today, but a threat to other dock front oil tanks and a military depot ap- peared over. Overworked firemen poured tons of water on the undamaged oil tanks to keep the fire from spreading. Harbor traffic was par- alyzed. Thousands of Europeans turned out after daylight, to witness the latest secret army'effort to turn Oran into scorched earth before Moslems take, over an indepen- dent Algeria. Huge traffic jams formed. on the waterfront boulevard 200 feet above the waterline. Many Euro- peans honked car horns in the five-beat French settler slogan "Al-ge-rie Fran-caise" (Algeria ii Attack On Alcoholism: Up Pieces Love And Hate Mix For Alcoholics EDITOR'S NOTE-The tragedy of the alcoholic is not restricted to the one person who cannot con- trol his thirst-for a drink. A life shattered wrecks fearful damage on those close by. In this second in a five-part series, an Associated Press writer reports the new nucs of help being opened ;fof the mates and children-of alcoholics: By BERNARD GAVZER Astoctated Press Writer How -to-hate. one you should love; how hard it is to love someone who is so hate- ful. Love and hate for per- son-make a strange combination. But to'the child'or wife of ah alcoholic, love and hate- threads in painful, constant emotional .crisis. "I hated him, despised, him, wished admits the gen- tle-looking, gray-haired -grand- mother..... -i Her .companions in Al-Anon nod in understanding. They, too, have suffered from an alcoholic "Sometimes I loved my father and mother, sometimes: X.hated says the 16-year-old beau- ty. "I.hated, them more than 1 loved them. I .couldn't understand why they were: doing, this to me." Her companions. in nine "boys 'and nine "other. girls who have an parent or her.torture., Their feeliafr are important. They must be hi horror stories recounting the alco- holics' in terms of their own' reaction, their feeling. .By .'exploring, these, feelings, .they, hope to reach understanding. Al-Anon and Alateen are ad- juncts to Alcoholics the fellowship of alcoholics that .is widely credited with-doing inesti- mable work- in .helping persons with .drinking -problems.- The -only, requirement for membership ,ia AA is a desire to stop drinking. It is nonsectarian. After -more than .35 -years of service, AA has a proven record: At least persons.who have, stayed sober after long histories of problem drinking. The chasm between the alcoholic and has been described many.times.- But few. have.'told guilelessly and -pathetically as the woman at an AA group-meeting., "My name I am an she said, and related a background of church.and PTA and civic-activity and the shy- ness that seemed to vanish under then-the. drinking that got out of hand. couldn't eat. I had to have a, morning drink.- And, then one day I overheard iny three chil- dren. -They.: were having a-family And they decided, doesn't love us" any (Continued en Two) ;