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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma March has come i in like the traditional lion and may well go out like the proverbial lamb. But, who, even in Oklahoma, would have been so bold as to make up a proverb like "February comes in like a Iamb and goes out like a Cougars Face Hugo In Regional Debut, Sports Page THE Churches Launch Big Ventures To Raise Funds, P-3 58TH YEAR NO. 301 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1962 16 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY IN Popular Antics Open Tonight The popular Ada Antics show returns tonight at Ada Junior High's auditorium as more Uian 200 local people take part in the sixth renewal of the music and dance production. The show is sponsored by ihe Valley View Hospital Auxi'jary and is directed by Joe Landis of the Csrgill Producing Organiza- tion, New York City. Eleven big production -numbers are the heart of this year's An- tics. Various specialty acts bring the total to 24. The production numbers offer a variety of song and dance rou- tines on the basic theme of "tak- ing a trip to Las Vegas." They comprise half the show. They range from a tongue-in- check view of "The Beat Genera- tion" to the beautiful "Summer- time" from Porgy and Bess. Also included are such things as "Bali one of the show's most colorful acts, and "Tabby the a dance routine by high school girls. A male chorus line, "flappers" dancing the Charleston and the delightful "Everything's Coming Up Rosy" are show-stoppers. The Antics show is a big under- taking. Approximately 150 per- formers will be on stage at vari- ous times and 50 other people are behind the scenes at such tasks as lighting, stage manage- ment, makeup, etc. As usual, the cast includes peo- ple from an amazing variety ol professions doctors, attor- neys, teachers, students, barbers, housewives and businessmen will dance 'and sing in the colorful production. Mary Jo Ruggles directs the music' and' Jeanne Adams Wray has been in charge of acquiring (Continued on Page Two) CURTAIN GOING chorines, members of the Rockette group in the sixth production of the Ada Antics, were caught at dress rehearsal Tuesday night. It is a portion of the opening' number in the big variety show which features several large pro- duction numbers. (Below) The three old maids are caught as they sing about a subject of supposedly universal interest to old, maids Grant and Sarah McDaniel. (NEWS'Staff men. They are Nancy Baker, Dixie Latta Man Enters Race For Sheriff The list of candidates for sher- iff of Pontotoc County rose to seven men Wednesday with, the filing of A. J. Jackson, Latta. Jackson joined Alfred "Sonny" King. Cecil Smith, Burl Griffin, Charley Truitt, Jim Baze and W.. W. Balthrop on the list of sheriff candidates. Truitt is a Republican and the others are Democrats. Jackson's was the only new name on the filing list at the coun- ty election board Wednesday morning. However, officials said Lewis Watson, an Ada attorney, has ac- quired the necessary papers to file for attorney general. Watson indicated earlier he might file for the state office. Also on the state scene. Otto Strickland, Allen, jumped into the race for state representative" (number two) in Pontotoc County. Three other men have indicated they'll run for the post vacated by Robert Ford. Clive Rigsby, Phillip Milner and Jay W. Hester are expected to run. Ford has announced for the state senate post from Pontotoc and Seminole counties. Thus far, incumbent senator Buck Cart- wright has not filed for any office. He said earlier this month he in- tended to run for lieutenant gov- ernor. Nigh Gets Name On Dotted Line As Candidate OKLAHOMA CITY major Democratic candidates for governor were among 30 who filed for state and federal offices today. Lt. Gov. George Nigh filed at a.m. and was followed a few minutes' later by William A. Burk- hart, state treasurer. W, P. Bill Midwest City builder and runner-up in the 1958 Democratic primary for' gov- ernor, came a few minutes after Burkhart. This pushed to 12 the number of gubernatorial hopefuls who have filed. All but'two. are Democrats. The two major-candidates who have announced but not yet filed are Republicans Henry Belhnon and John N. Happy Camp. A total of 352 candidates has (Continued on Page Two) Plane Goes Down Minutes After Takeoff At Idlewild NEW YORK Airlines jet liner bound for Los Angeles crashed and burned in a marsh off Long Island's south shore .today with apparent loss of all 95 persons aboard. The airline listed one of the passengers as W. Alton Jones, board chairman of the Cities Service Co., and a golfing and quail shooting companion.of former Presi- dent Eisenhower. Thirty-two bodies had been recovered shortly be'fore noon. Ironically, the million plane crashed in sparkling clear weather, the first fair day after almost a week of rain and fog that had delayed or canceled hundreds of flights. Coast Guardsmen said they found no trace of sur- OKLAHOMA Clear lo part- ly cloudy and not so cold this afternoon and tonight: partly cloudy to cloudy and a little warmer Friday; low tonight 18- 28; high Friday -40 cast to 52 extreme west. High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 27; low Wednes- day nght, 12: reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, 12. Firm Plans New Pipeline At Coalgate LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Plans for a million natural gas pipeline extending from near Ozark into Coal County, Okla., were announced Wednesday by Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. W. R. Stephens, Arkla board chairman, said the project, which has, been in the planning stage since 1957, is expected to be com- pleted by 1965. Stephens termed the project the "keystone to industrial develop- ment of all types on the upper-por- tion of the Arkla system as it now is constituted." He added the pipeline would of- fer an almost immediate market for natural gas producers in east- ern Oklahoma and western and northern Arkansas. The line will start at Coalgate, Okla., and stretch northeastward to Jonesboro, Ark., then dip south to Helena, Ark., where it will con- nect with the eastern end of a new pipeline -completed by Arkla last year. The proposed line will cross the old line's western tip near Ozark, Ark. The project will be built in three phases, Stephens said. They are: 1. A 233-mile high pressure 18- inch line from Coalgate to Ozark. 2.'-'A 180-mile high- pressure line from Ozark to Jonesboro. 3. A 90-mile high pressure line from Jonesboro to Helena. Crash Mars Mood Of New York's Giant Salute To Astronaut Glenn Ada Man's Found Dead At Residence An Ada man was found dead in his home this morning, appar- ently, from natural causes. Police entered the residence of Robert Bloundell, 64, at 130 North Cherry.-at-about 10 a.m. in re- sponse to a call from Bloundell's' brother, who had gone tc the house but was unable to get in. Authorities were investigating the death this morning but police said there was no indication of anything other than a natural cause. Bloundell lived alone' at. the Cherry address. NEW YORK (API-John Glenn, America's hero of outer space, rode up spaceless Manhattan to- in a titanic thunder of cheers and torrent .of. confetti. Up the canyons of lower Broad- Lindbergh-and Byrd and Ederle had gone before came the beaming, freckled Ma- rine. The motorcade began from at The blue-eyed freckled hero of America's first manned orbit landed at LaGuardia Airport, at a few minutes after his six fellow astronauts arrived. The weather was perfect bright and the mood of the city was marred. About an hour before the astronauts land- ed, a huge American Airlines jet crashed at Idlewild with. 95 aboard. Fortunately for the -millions waiting to cheer the astronauts, the bad news did not immediately spread to them. The space heroes arrived in white and orange planes arid were cheered by a waiting crowd of several hundred, many of them carrying signs. There were signs saying, "'Remember Lindbergh" and "What's Up "Hello Hero." The loudest cheer-erupted -when the -Marine', lieutenant, colonel ap- peared in the doorway of his plane his pret- ty brunette wife, Annie. Glenn was hatless. and -his thinning red hair sparkled in ".the sunlight. He .wore a dark grey .overcoat and; white scarf. His wife was dressed in red. As they stepped down, followed by astronauts Virgil. I, Grissom and Alan B.'- Shepard Jr. their the "Marine Corps Hymn." Glenn- and- Vice. President Lyn- don B. Johnson spoke, briefly at the airport but their remarks .were lost-1 to--the crowd .when someone .got the .-signals crossed and the.' band' started playing again. Alternately -waving and.- -bran- dishing a thumbs-up victory sign, Glenn drew .another, huge roar when he entered an open convert1 ible with his -wife for'the ride-intb Manhattan... Even the weatherman was co- operating. The sun, missing from these parts for .three days, was expected to beam .approval on the 40-year-old Marine for a little while anyway. Tape "Blizzard" Of course, it's "blizzard" weath- er along- that magic mile from i Bowling Green to-City Hall. Tick-: er tape by the..tons should set aj new record for the town's tradi- tional hero salute.. Everyone'- on' the sidewalks ,and in the. skyscrapers lining Broad- way gets a good look as Glenn rides, by, seated in an open car moving at less than 10 miles per hour..... Past. Heroes Memories of other great Ameri- can heroes, ride with Glenn on this momentous occasion. To. name a few: Some in the present j crowd may remember General ol the 'Armies John J. Pershing more remember thrilling to Col. Charles Lindbergh At last! A Use For That Junk Got an elephant fool ash- tray? Got any old bric-a-brac? Got any old vases? Got just about-anything you want to get out of the house, want to throw it away and still would like to see somebody get some good out of it? Art students at East Central State College have a happy an- swer for you. Ken Campbell, head of the art department, says a record number of students arc enroll- ed. The problem is that they have simply run out of'ade- quate material for use in still life .painting. Campbell says he will pick up material if resi- dents will simply call him. His phone is FE 2-1459. -.And so, remember, the junk is not for burning, but for painting. and most can recollect Gens. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas Macarthur At Bowling marching units and Navy, Marine Corps, Air the procession. Add To Din Fire boats and harbor craft off the Battery add to the general din, After the procession leaves City Hall, more millions watch Glenn ride, to Union .Square and then up Fifth Avenue to 50th street and cast to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue. Medal Of Honor At .City Mayor Robert F. Wagner bestows Ihe city's medal ol honor not only on. Glenn but also on- astronauts -Alan B. Shep- ard Jr. and Capt. Virgil I. Gris- som. At the Waldorf-Astoria, Glenn is awaited by Vice President-Lyndon B. Johnson and .Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, among the many notables on hand for the official luncheon. One person in particular, is es- pecially remembered by 'Glenn during his -historic globe-girdling'. He is Sir Harry Howard, the. lord mayor of' Perth, Australia, who ordered the lights of the city turned .on in the oarly. part of Glenn's flight. 'Sir. Howard 'is here just for this occasion. Field Day, For several 'days flag makers have been having a'field day.- One company has made up a red, white and blue "John Glenn flag" bearing a .picture of the as- tronaut,, and the .inscrip- "Welcome''oiir'.hero." On one 16-block section alone along .the parade, route.-the' city has placed 280' flags on lamp posts. Thousands of small flags have -been purchased "by 'New. Yorkers. Kids r Watch Schools haven't been dismissed, but that doesn't mean .all. the youngsters Of- ficials said that classes in schools along the route, through Queens and. Manhattan, the company, of their teachers. Then they go back v Conservation Proposals Go To Congress WASHINGTON Kennedy recommended today a vast new land purchase program ranging up billion to provide more outdoor recreation for mil- lions of Americans. The proposal was part of a broad plan aimed at protecting and expanding the country's natural-resources. In a special conservation mes- sage to Congress, Kennedy called for the creation of a land conser- vation fund to acquire recrea- tional areas across'the country. Administration sources esti- mated buying'would total-between million and billion over the next eight years. Costs would be paid by people who use exist- ing federal parks and outdoor facilities, through admission and other by the diversion of un- claimed motorboat fuel tax re- bates from .the highway and by receipts from the .sale of surplus 'federal land. While those funds build up, Ken- nedy recommended. Treasury ad- vances not exceeding million the eight-year span. He said i Congress could make the money available .by annual .appropria- tions to the conservation fund and have it replaced by income from the fees and other sources. Kennedy outlined the plan, fashioned .-from a study by his Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission, in a lengthy message declaring the nation's conservation. effort must cover the entire spectrum of its re- sources! The President defined. conserva- tion as "the wise use of our nat- ural 'environment" and said, "It is, in the final analysis, the high- est form of national thrift." To evaluate past progress and plan for the future, Kennedy an- nounced he would convene a White House conference on. con- servation sometime this -year. He promised the United States would continue to cooperate-with other countries and research undertakings. and share the techniques it niques such as making .salt water fit to drink. In tile field of recreation: Ken- nedy asked Congress to establish a sy.-tem of matching grants to help the states -develop outdoor programs. He requested--an addi- tions' million to assist states ,and cities to acquire open spaces for .the recreation of urban' area residents. And for the great out- doors, he urged pass controversial legislation intro- duced last 'year -_to preserve derness .areas. Kennedy' again plugged' for the program he-submitted last-sum- mer to plan the most effective use to needs which' he estimated will double by' 1980 and' triple. by? thje end .of the century. He-said new measures are required to public ;'and complete -more watershed: proj: ects. said he has diT reeled Secretary: of the.. Interior Stewart L. UdaU1 to devise meth- ods of, eroT' sion and river, pollution caused by surface, or strip mining. vivors. The tragedy came just as joyful welcome to Marine Lt. .Col. John H. Glenn Jr., the astronaut who orbited the earth. The plane, with 87 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, had taken off from- Idlewild Airport for Los Angeles, at a.m. Glenn was due here at nearby Guardia Airport at a.m. The aii-craft, a modernized Boe- ing 707 known as an Astrojet, crashed in a swampy area known as Broad Channel in Jamaica Bay off Far Rockaway in Queens. The area is just off the southern shore of Long Island. The plane was half in the water and half on the marsh. Huge clouds ot smoke rose from the wreckage. Witnesses said' the plane climbed to about 700 feet'from Idlewild, 'then turned -left and plunged_at a steep Some- 'witnesses said they saw flames coming from the'plane be- fore the crash. Others did not, but the plane-was in flames imme- diately after the impact. The plane .was.' known as "Flight No. 1." 11' from. Coast Guardsmen at the scene was: "There is now only float- ing, smoking debris in the wa- ter." Police at Idlewild said at the same time: "Apparently there were no sur- vivors." The crash scene was. about three miles from the Idlewild con- trol tower. The crew of a 'Mohawk Airlines plane that had taken off immedi- ately after the Astrojet witnessed the crash and radioed an alarm back to the airport. William Martin, a member of the Broad Channel volunteer fire department, said: "There, was an awfully loud explosion that actu- ally' shook the fire house buDding a half mile from the scene. Then a few minutes.later we could see heavy black very thick column of it. It went about 150 feet.into the-air." The Broad Channel and other fire companies in the area. sent ambulances and fire apparatus. Coast Guard helicopters and a city fireboat converged on the scene. Police Commissioner Michael J. Murphy sent a large detach- ment .of police, including.. 55 who had been assigned to Manhattan for the Glenn parade. Also assigned to the crash were 125 detectives who had been at- tending a session on narcotics at the Police Academy. The Civil Aeronautics Board of- fice at Idlewild dispatched its agents. Three alarms were sounded for (Continued on Page Two) the city was about to give a Kennedy Puts Okay On Tax Revision Bill WASHINGTON (AP) Presi dent Kennedy has told Democrat- ic leaders he is satisfied with a new tax revision bill which .falls considerably short of meeting some of his recommendations and threatens a deficit. But Sen. Harry S. Byrd, D-Va., said if the House passes the bill in its present form the Senate Finance Committee which he heads will takei a good look at the measure to' see if it can't eliminate what he said may be a revenue loss. Kennedy's word to the Demo- cratic leaders that he is .willing to take, less than he asked'for: in tax revision was interpreted in some quarters as a presidential move to quiet political contro- versy in advance of congressional action on his "international trade program. .-.._.., There were- President recognizes th'at a squabble with. the House Ways and Means Committee which wrote the new tax en- danger that group's approval later of a workable trade pro- gram. Also in the background was the administration hope that the com- mittee might eventually take some action on legislation to link medical care for the elderly -to the Social Security system. This legislation is now stalemated in the committee. The administration has sched- uled House action on its tax pro- posal by March' 15. Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon urged Byrd's committee tc cur- tail subsequent hearings to speed final congressional action. Byrd agreed to limit hearings to three weeks. Byrd said in an interview that he is 'disturbed by the potential revenue loss to the Treasury posed by the bill. It would allow industry a direct credit of 8 per cent against income tax for new machinery and other productive equipment.' This credit would cut business taxes about billion. Tightened provisions on expense which are considerably less strin- igent than Kennedy recommended the closing of other tax j loopholes admittedly would not offset this revenue loss. While rough estimates given to House members put the net loss to the Treasury million, Byrd said he is convinced the to- tal would be billion more- than (Continued on Two) JFK Sets Statement On Tests WASHINGTON Kennedy will tell the the night whether the United States will resume nu- clear tests in the atmosphere, says an informed source. Indica- tions are he will order the tests to begin. Kennedy's announcement, the source said Wednesday night, will made on a national television Broadcast. Pierre Salinger. White House )ress secretary, refused today to speculate on when, how or wheth- er Kennedy would announce his decision. Salinger had no comment on published reports that the deci- sion is to'test and will be given out in a television and radio ad- dress. The press secretary declined to say whether he talked with net- work executives on a trip he made to-New York Wednesday. said 'earlier that: by the end of February he would know how much ground the So- viet Union gained, by its fall se- ries of atmospheric tests and he would then be in a position to make a decision. But an air of mystery had sur- rounded the timing of the an- nouncement. Wednesday the White House de- clined to say if the President had made up his mind. But there was a "hint 'somefiing was in the wind when his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, left, for an unannounced trip-to New The White House did not reveal the reason 'for .Salinger's Irip; Presumably .he.wenbto New" York to make'.arrangements for -the television 'broadcast. The President, sources indi- cated, 'is determined to remove any uncertainty about U.S. testing plans before the 18-nation Geneva disarmament conference opens March 14. This is 'the conference 'Soviet Premier Khrushchev insisted should be launched with a summit meeting proposal that was- turned down by the United States, Britain and most of the other na- tions that are to attend. The West urged that' a meeting of foreign ministers should start off the dis- armament conference. Khrushchev, U.S. officials said Wednesday night, will' do every- thing possible to make the United (Continued on Page Two) Superintendent At Park Is In Executive Style F. S. Karr, superintendent at Wintersmith Park, can afford to be an executive these days. "Pink" can now do his work in a handsome new chair behind a handsome new desk, presented tp tile park department hy the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ada. F. D. Hudson, president of the club, said his organization was pleased to provide the equipment for' the park. This civic group 'has taken an active interest in improv- ing facilities at Wintersmith. The. park office, headquarters -and shop are now housed in the new block building at the northeast of. the lodge. Maybe the worio" situation.-isn't so .threatening after all. Construc- tion fJrms-_will; give, you ten; years to. pay- for a.' fall-out (CoprVGen: Fea. Edmondson Announces Big Boost In Number Of Troopers On Road .OKLAHOMA CITY A hundred more highway patrV-Imen will; be 'put highways this year 'to '.combat' the death J. Howard Edmondson 'said .today. Edmondson said- this will boost the'patrol-to almost full-strength. He said .Oklahoma now- has 267 the1 law'authori- zes 4ijo.-- "Some troopers may again be put on patrol the crowded arteries around such.met- ropolitan centers as Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Edmondson said he and Safety Commissioner.Ray Page "believe 'they can be used effectively in the metropolitan areas." The governor called an 8 a.m. press Conference-b announce the program for beefing 'up the patrol key' part: of .his': safety -cru- sade. "This is an- emergency meas- lure as a result of the fantastic increase in traffic he told newsmen. The killing pace om Oklahoma highways now is ahead of and it was a record year. So far this year there have been 101 highway fatalities compared with 89 at" this time a year ago. The toll for 1951 was 705, big- gest ever in the state. Last year and in 1957 when the toll was 703 are the only two years that more than 700 .were killed in road ac- cidents. The announcement came only hours before he. was to begin work on -other -details of his safety cru- sade. This afternoon he was to meet with 40 Oklahoma leaders at. the Capitol to lay "groundwork" for an educational and guidance .pro- gram. A mass-meeting on this is- sue will be First Christian Church here. Edmondson said he wants the increase in patrol strength to be permanent. He cannot guarantee this since he leaves office next January. But he said this has' been discuss- ed with legislative leaders and they are for it, so be does not believe the legislature will cut back the program. Money for.' the program will come from two sources this year, Edmondson" said. First, he said.there will be a belt-tightening within 'the Depart- ment of Public'. Safety. And sec- ond, funds, will-be taken from his emergency and contingency fund. The -governor now has in'his fund and is prepared to most 'of it for more patrol- men. 'After this .year, Edmondson hopes the legislature will pick up the :full tab. (Cor.rinued on Two) ;