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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Only in Ttxas: Sol Estes has been granted his request for a long, long delay in a fraud trial. Reason? Questioning of the jurors reveaU tvtryont In thinks he's a crook, thus he can't get i fair trial No "June Swoon" For Giant Club; SM Sports Pagt Medical History Just Means Hope For Boy, Page 5 59TH YEAR NO. 91 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Hailstorm Wipes Out Area Crop Cotton Fields Get Brunt Of Damage In Clarita Vicinity By W. L. KNICKMEYER A sudden destructive hail- storm that struck near Clarita late Sunday afternoon has wiped out more than 200 acres of the earliest cotton in Coal County. The full extent of the damage Is not known. Opinion among the growers themselves is divided. Some appear hopeful that the cotton may recover and make at least a partial' crop. But Leo Bey of the Coalgate gin, who visited the area after the storm, said "I think it's gone, myself." The storm struck at p.m. Sunday and raged for 20-30. minutes. When it passed, the cotton in its path had been re- duced to bare stalks, sheared off about six inches above the. ground. "It looked like It had been Bob Graham, one of the hard-hit growers, comment- ed. The storm cut a mile-wide strip across the northern edge .of the Clarita cotton land. Ash Flat, just south of the storm's path and generally recognized as the finest cotton land in the county, escaped damage. The affected area lies east of SH 48 and extends along both sides of SH 31. Torrential rain and high winds accompanied the hail. "I stood and watched that little old cloud making up over toward the Lee David- ion told a NEWS reporter yes- .terday. "I started for home and I was wet before I could get to the house." Davidson lives south of the hailed-out area. The localized nature of the storm is reflected in his comment: "If the wind hadn't been blow- ing like that, I don't think there'd have been a drop of rain here. The rain was blowing like that making a horizon- tal gesture. Davidson estimated that at least four inches of rain fell during a 30-minute period. "It a regular lake of water up there. I've never seen so much in my life." Davidson lost 50 acres of fine cotton to the storm, plans -to re- plant if he can find seed of an early-maturing variety. "I'd rather plant over than take a chance on it coming out again." Davidson still has 85 acres unhurt by the storm. Bob Graham, who lost 24 acres, also has 85 left. After a close inspection of the damage (Continued on Two) Tractor Rolls Over Ada Man; He's Critical A county man was critically in- jured this morning in a tractor accident east of the city. Harley T. Wyatt, 57, Route 2, Ada, was.listed in critical condi- tion at Valley View Hospital after being run over by his tractor. A hospital spokesman said late this morning that the full extent of his injuries was still unknown, but listed apparent hip and pel- vice injuries and possible chest injury. Wyatt was engaged in mowing the right-of-way along SH 12 five miles east-of Ada, as a driver for Loyd Beebe under contract for State Highway Department. Highway Trooper H; T. Gay said Wyatt stopped his tractor, equipped with a rotary-type mower, on a.downgrade.and got off to check the bar ditch to see if it were dry enough to mow. The tractor started to roll, and Wyatt ran toward it in an attempt to stop it. He fell under the wheel of the tractor. Gay said, bringing the a stop. The accident happened at a. m. BARE STALKS Hail itripptd and from more than 200 of Clarita area Sunday. Bob Graham takti an unhappy look at what to ilmoit knaa-high cotton. Graham lost 24 in itorm, lays this was fint In. his lift didn't hava (NEWS Staff It's a crime to catch a .fish In some lakes and a miracle in Gen.. Tea. Corp.) Witness Says Department Got Warnings About Estes WASHINGTON (API-Senate, in- vestigators were told today the Agriculture Department had ad- vance warning Billie Sol .Estes' get-rich-quick deals in cotton .acre- age allotments were outside the law. Paul E.; Kamerick, assistant counsel to the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee, testified he has learned that the warning was given as far back as Dec. 20, 1960, and that every one of Estes' disputed cotton acreage deals was sanctioned at'later dates by, farm aid officials'in'Texas with no one in calling a halt. He said H. ,L. Manwaring7 Agri- culture Department deputy ad- ministrator of production adjust- ment; ruled- on that date in 1960 that the complex deals under which Estes was to sell land to farmers, then lease back the cot- ton acreage allotments on these acres, appeared to constitute a scheme or device which should not be approved. Financier Wins Delay In Texas Fraud Trial PECOS, Tex. J. "two'or three terms of Starley granted Billie Sol Estes a continuance today of his trial on charges of defrauding a 'fellow Reeves County farmer of The district judge said that aft- er hearing, both 'the defense mo- tion and the stand .taken by the state he felt it would be'- futile -to attempt to try the case in Reeves County at this -time. Although both the state-and de- fense said they opposed" .any change of the trial site to another city, Judge -he-was still considering that possibility. Dist. Atty. R. B.' McGowen-told :he court the state did not jouv in he defense motion 'for continue- ion "or agree with the defense's, contention that a. judge ..could not' >e obtained for a fair trial; But he said he-felt the proce- dure .of usually granting a first continuance should probably be lonorcd. Cofer, an-Estes attorney, asked the continuance Tuesday night. Contending it would be impos- sible for his client to obtain a fair rial, Cofer asked the case be con- court" if necessary. Defense lawyers questioned ven- iremen closely about whether they were familiar -with newspaper, wire service, magazine, radio-'and television accounts of Estes'- ac- tivities, his indictment on federal charges and 'courts of inquiry and congressional. investigations. All said they were. Hume Cofer, another Estes at- torney, told the veniremen the state- accuses1 Estes ,of defrauding Thomas in, a transaction-involving the purchase of fertilizer Cofer. :said- the defense would show Bell knew "de- tails- -of the "nothing had -been taken ..from him" and that he received. in profits from the deal! If convicted, Estes could be sen-; tenced .to prison for two -to 10 years. Kamericfc, a former, FBI agent, said he found the Agriculture .De- partment to he a sort .oLbureau cratic jungle .that needs .an .over- haul. But he said' he considers it is inconceivable that inefficiency or carelessness alone could ex- plain all that happened in: the Estes case. With Secretary pf Agriculture prville L. Freeman scheduled witness, Kamerick's testimony op- ened the Senate1 subcommittee's massive investigation ;of the scan- dals flowing from the collapse of Estes' Texas financial Freeman once said the Estes'af- fair was being ballooned out of all proportion but later he was. quoted by Sen. Karl E; R-S.D., as saying he regretted the remark. Sen. John L. McCleUan, D-Ark., the subcommittee, chairman, re- viewed in. an opening statement the law-that Congress enacted in 1958 which made'it possible for farmers, if .crowded out of their lands by public trans- fer their cotton allotments .to oth- er land acquired by.them. "Under these circumstances al- lotments havtva distinct-monetary value; land .with a. ment in a cotton-producing area is far more Valuable ithan .land without a cotton Mc- Clcllan said.' During 1961, ,he acres of cotton allotments, .were transferred in the United States., "Of this number 60 -per'.- cent' 'we're transferred to" two -counties in Of the .total transferred to-, these two counties, 60 per cent accrued to the .benefit Sol-Estes. The inequity. apparent.: is r j that something is jwrong, that v j' c'type has 'McClellan Estes. is'being tried on, one: of eight counts in an indictment re- turned by the Reeves r County grand :jury complaints of six farmers, who he bilked them of jn. agreements in-; volving fertilizer' tanks. said. Sen. Karl E. Mundt of 'South Dakota, the ranking on, 'said'1 !'We are' as much -concerned with- dis- (Continued on Edmondson Polls Lawmakers To See Who Would Vote To Reapportion U.S. Sets Flight Of Six Orbits WASHINGTON Unit- ed States announced today that the next -manned orbital flight will be planned for as many, as six orbits, sometime 'later this summer, with astronaut Walter M. Schirra as the pilot. l D. Brainerd Holmes, manned space flight .director of the civil- ian space agency, said the deci- sios as to the specific, mission- that is, how many orbits will -ac- tually be depend upon many technical factors which will be evaluated constantly up to the time of flight and even during the first turns around.the earth. If the. mission goes to six orbits it would involve a nine-hour flight, compared with the hours of three-orbit missions! The two U.S. orbital flights so far have been for three turns. The flight plan will -call for con- siderable, drifting flight to con- serve fuel for re-entry maneuver- ing. If the flight goes'to five or sue orbits it would mean landing about 300 miles northeast of Mid- way Island 'in the Pacific Ocean, although the space craft would be launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. That is because of the rota- tion'of the earth during the extra flight time. A four-orbit mission would bring the craft down about 200 miles east of; Midway. for one, .two or three orbits would the same as lilercury-Atias missions, 'off -the southeastern coast of the'United States. In making the announcement, the- National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials "We believe that orbit mission will Aicrease consid- erably our 'growing knowledge of space flight Anything more than three orbits should be considered The NASA official said astro- naut L. Gordon Cooper; will, serve as backup pilot'to- Schirra. Schirra, a Navy lieutenant com- is a graduate of the Na- val Academy, at: Annapolis, is married and'has two children. He is a native of New Jersey. The selection of Schura.and the planning for six .orbits-.had been reported earlier by the San Diego Union' in a copyrighted story from Washington for Wednesday edi- tions. .Chamber Urges Ticket Sales 'Tickets for the annual Cham- ber of Commerce banquet, set for Monday night, should be purchased, this week, John In charge of ticket has announced. Sneaker at' the annual af- fair, will be Gordon E. Me- Callum; Militant surgeon gen- eral, whose department In In charge of the. projected water, pollution laboratory here. A special block'of tickets for East .Central faculty', members sale at the 'East Side