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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Don't ever say that American dramatic art is caught in a rut. When a .playwright can write, and see produced, a play entitled "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So can happen. Speaker Praises 'Pioneering Spirit' Of Project, P-3 THE ADA NEWS Cougars Face Pryor In Tourney Semifinals, Sports 5STH YEAR NO. 308 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRISOAY, MARCH 9, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Political Plan Comes Cropper In House Voting WASHINGTON (AP) Proving that some of the best- laid political plans can come a cropper, the House has killed a bill to increase its membership from 435 to 438. A voice vote returning the measure to a committee pigeon-hole Thursday climaxed one of the most hectic and confused House sessions in years. The bill would have given Massachusetts, Pennsylva- nia and Missouri one more House seat than they will be entitled to under 1960 census figures. The measure suddenly lost so much of its carefully arranged support that backers couldn't even muster the 80 votes needed for a roll- King Will Visit In Russia WASHINGTON (AP) -The Soviet Union, where kings and jazz officially are decadent, soon will have both in a visit by Benny Goodman, "The king of swing." A two-year cultural exchange agreement signed Thursday by American and Soviet officials will boost by 10 to 15 per cent the number of exchange visits of teachers, technicians, artists, of- ficials, athletes and others be- tween the two countries. An es- timated exchanges a year were carried out under the 1950-1 agreement. First Time This will be the first time a Goodman jazz group has played in the Soviet Union. Communist negotiators first balked at including the clarinet- ist in the exchange. Red official- dom frowns on jazz as a de- mented bourgeois product. But, U.S. negotiators prevailed after pointing out that Goodman has performed" with classical music groups in'this country and will be able to do the same' in the Soviet Union as well as play jazz. Tours Slated The New York City Ballet and the Robert Shaw Chorale are also slated to tour the Soviet Union this year, while the Soviet Union is sending to the United States thi Bolshoi Theater Ballet, the Lenin grad Philharmonia Symphony Or chestra and the Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Both sides hailed the expandec agreement as a step forward in U.S.-Soviet relations, otherwise bogged down in cold war disputes The negotiations had been under way at the State Department since January. New Projects U.S. officials declined to labe the 33-page pact as a victory for the United States, but they fa vored the program generally as a means of penetrating the isola- tionism of the Soviet Union. While the U.S. negotiators won some new projects, as did the So- viets, the American side admit- tedly made little headway in ex- panding the free flow of informa- tion in winning broader research opportunities for U.S. students in the Soviet Union or in gaining fi- nancial compensation for U.S. ar- tistic performances in the Soviel Union comparable to what the Soviets get here. Trade Talk .The Soviets did agree to a U.S. proposal to double, from to the circulation of each (Continued on Page Two) Just before the final action, its one-time champion. Speaker John W. McCormack of Massachusetts, disavowed his support because of an amendment that would have forced the calling of special ses- sions of the legislatures in the three states to redistrict their congressional seats. Failure to call such a session or to enact redistricting laws would have re- quired all House candidates from the three states to run 'on a statewide basis. The amendment was offered- by the bill's author and floor man- ager, Rep. Francis E. Walter, D- Pa., and it caught friends and foes by surprise although it had been discussed in previous com- mittee sessions. Walter, who said that the bill was dead as far as he was con- Battered Coastal States Mop Up After Big Storm STORM DAMAGE Beachfront homes wrecked, another tilts crazily after its founda- tions were, washed away and debris litters Rehobeth Beach, Del., after storms ravaged the Atlantic Coast over a wide area. At least 40 persons were reported dead in the several- state storm. (AP Weather News Isn't All In The Gloomy Category KANSAS CITY, Mo. winter haj? the worst of every- time in many said the Los Angeles County agriculture corned, told reporters he offered storms, floods commissioner, Kenneth L. Woolf. the amendment because he made __j n. fitter- OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy fills afternoon .and tonight; Sat- urday mostly cloudy, widely scattered showers extreme west; cooler this afternoon: a little warmer Saturday and south portion tonight; low to- night 25 north to 45 south; high Saturday 50-60. High temperature In Ada Thursday was 61; low Thursday night, 34; reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 34. FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA Temperatures will average 7 to 12 degrees below normal. Normal highs 58 north to 70 south. Normal lows 2S northwest to 48 southeast. Cooler over weekend and turning much colder late Monday or Tuesday. Precipitation .10 to .30 inch west occurring as showers through Monday, possibly mixed with snow north portion. Precipita- tion .25 to .75 central and east occurring as showers and thun- derstorms about Monday. the amendment because he mad a commitment to Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of In diana. The commitment, which Hal leek acknowledged, was that new redistricting law in Pennsyl vania would salvage the seat o veteran Ivor D. Fenton, Repub lican, whose re-election was in doubt under a redistricting law already passed in Pennsylvania It was to help Fenton that Hal GOP support for thi bill. The purpose of the amend ment was to make certain tha Fenton would be taken care of Other Pennsylvanians, however feared that 'the legislature migh fail to enact a new redistricting law and force them to run on a statewide race. Generally it is considered more hazardous polit ically to campaign statewide in stead of in a familiar district. Al so, it is more expensive. (Continued on Page Two) Educators Assemble At East Central ijThere was only one genera' session in this year's convention of the East Central Oklahoma Education Association but the Fri- day morning program was a not- able one for its special music Snc for the address of the principal speaker. Following the Call to Colors, Presentation of Colors, Pledge ol Allegiance and invocation, a briel but poignant ceremony broughl memory of teachers of the districl who have died since the preceding convention. Sulphur High School's Belles and Beaus brought applause that rolled on and on after a dramatic to tender and always impressive singing of a "Holiday Montage" that had an impressive patriotic message. Then, eight 4-to-6-year-old boys and girls from Oklahoma School for Deaf, Sulphur, moved right into the hearts of the audience as they first felt the piano for identi- fication of. time, then moved through clapping in time, march- ing, acting out music and oven dancing. Although they couldn't bear it, applause broke out spon- taneously from time to time. Mrs, Descygne Shubert, a class- room teacher at Shawnee, past of the ECOEA' and now president of the Oklahoma Educa- ion Association, brought her message to "my own East Central and an ef- 'ective message it was of expand- ing membership, program and goals. The principal speaker, Dr. W. Ostenberg, superintendent of Salina, Kan., Schools, delivered a rather brief but highly effective address. Drawn from a survey he made recently of the Salina Gridiron Club, he posed three questions for educators Why don't we tell hem it's smart to be smart in 1 S. schools today life's going o demand more of them; Are we elling the people the bare truth, hat improvement is being made ri teaching and in teaching others iur way of life; and, Why don't (Continued on Page Two) and numbing 'cold, but it also brought joy to many Western farmers. Only in Texas, appar- ently, did the winter assault cause extensive mil- lion in citrus crops alone. In Southern California, torren- tial rains brought floods but also broke a chronic drought. "We're in beautiful shape. for the first Srain exulted about the heavy snow cover that kept freeze hit the budding trees. The citrus crop of Texas, esli-j mated at more than 10 million] boxes, was nearly a total loss. In two days of sub-freezing tern- soil from blowing and put, peratures the state's commercial moisture into the ground the and plum crop worth a slow, deep-reach- ing trickle. But the cold did lasting damage to fruit trees in Texas. An unof- ficial guess is that 15 per cent were killed when a late February Angry Divorcees j Testify In Senate LANSING, Mich. (AP) "Now when my husband was going with this other the lady be- gan in the staid State Senate chamber. She was quickly hushed by Re- publican Sen. Carlton H. Morris. "We're only concerned with the Morris said over the laughter in the room, "Let's not put anything embarrassing on the record." "My former husband. is testified Agatha Barnes of Detroit. "I haven't got a penny yet. I called the sheriff and the sheriff said he couldn't arrest him. i' "I don't see why we can't get some help in picking up these men that owe us all this back alimony." After all the women had testi- fied, Morris mopped his brow, It was all in a day's work for I thanked the ladies for their testi- members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday as they heard 18 angry divorcees testify in favor of tighter laws providing for support of former wives and children by ex-husbands. Morris and his committee lis- tened sympathetically as the di- vorcees, some their eyes ablaze with anger and some near to tears, told their stories. mony and promised their com- plaints would be given due con- sideration by the Legislature. Section Of Wall Falls On Worker At Stonewall A Stonewall man was injured million was practically wiped out. Citrus crop losses in California and Arizona were less severe. The Texas loss proved a boom to Florida. Growers in Florida lost to 8 mfllion boxes of or- anges and 1-2 million boxes of .grapefruit in a December freeze. But the. major, loss was yo.ung trees which didn't affect this year's harvest. The crop forecast has been cut only from a record 99 million box orange crop, to a healthy million. "Sales for all oranges, fresh and processed, are excellent and ex- pected to said Robert W. Rutledge, executive vice presi- dent of Florida Citrus Mutual, the leading industry organization. "The total supply of oranges available in the United. States is only six million boxes more than last year. This means more fresh oranges can be sold at excellent prices'." He made the same pre- diction for grapefruit. In Wyoming, heavy snowfall piled up a storehouse of dollars in the form of moisture in the mountain snow sheds. Agriculture officials fear the weather hurt livestock herds, but say field crop jprospects are good. "The situation appears sur- jprisingly said the U.S. Crop and Livestock Reporting Service in Montana. "The flood1 Estimates Of Property Damage Top Million By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Residents and authorities of the six-state area bat- tered by the big' storm, bolstered by prospects .of massive federal aid, have begun mopping up opera- tions after a three-day rampage of wind and- water. The death toll stood at least at 36, with a number of persons missing. Prop- erty damages have been estimated at well over ?165 million. The coastal sections of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina have been declared dis- aster zones by the Small Business Administration, which grants spe-' cial, long term loans to property owners. Outright federal grants must come by proclamation of Presi- dent Kennedy. Prospects are bright that he will take prompt action. These grants would go to state and local governmental units for the repair of roads, bridges, schools and other facilities. The governors of New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland already have asked the President to declare their stricken sectors disaster areas." Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York has asked Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to petition for designation of stricken sectors as disaster areas. Additional-'federal1'aid was an- nounced Thursday hy' the Depart- ment of Agriculture Fire which is dotted emergency food supphes were: Eummer colonies, is a nar, mg distributed to storm victims and sW that STEEL PIER SMASHED Turbulent ocean waters swirl around Atlantic City's famed Steel Pier, its midsectiori carried away during early stages of the two-day storm which lashed the Atlantic Coast. At seaward end is the grandstand where millions have watched the famous diving horse perform. (U. S. Coast Guard Photo via AP Residents As Homes Crumble OCEAN BEACH, N.Y. (AP) BUI Birmingham, a year-around resident of this Fire Island community, told how the storm-roused ocean destroyed seven homes as he watched. noise. 1 i_ j f.t nnn J i it mil "do IIIJWL j UCUleirCQ husband is behind' terday afternoon when a wall caused no extensive damage ;Huehes of in his support payments testi- scction Qr section of-wall of it was generally confined finiJ T3iillinm nf Tnrtlrcnfi AJlvt'J- u fied Bernice Pulliam of Jackson. 'He can afford three cars but I'll be in the cemetery before I can collect that money." Meredith Hollingsworth of De- troit said her former husband owns his own business but still doesn't meet his- support pay- ments. To collect, she added, "I have !o go and pay an attorney. Then the lawyer gets half the money." house he was tearing down fell on him.. John Sanders, 59, Route 2, Stonewall, was admitted to Val- areas where no crops were Reports from Oklahoma, New' New Mexico and Colorado were similarly negative on damage. ley View Hospital with fractures Colorado expects a wheat crop of of tha left arm and right wrist'about-54 million bushels this year, sustained in the accident. Hospital i compared to 56 million in 1951. authorities said he was in fairi In the-Pacific Northwest, where condition this morning. grains still are largely dormant. The accident happened at-the weather has not been unusual- about p. m., a mile west ofjly severe and no damage was ex-j through state and'local agencies. Damage estimates by states: Jersey and Delaware, million each; Virginia, mil- lion; New York, million; North Carolina, to million: and Maryland "many million's." Pestilence and starvation men- aced survivors, with practically all food supplies -and sewage fa- cilities wiped out. Acceptable drinking water constituted a ma- jor problem in many areas. In North Carolina, Gov. Terry Sanford flew over the distressed area. "I thought it was going to be bad, but it is much worse than I he said. H. Mat Adams, New Jersey conservation- commissioner, said the damage in his state 'was worse than anything in a genera- tion. State emergencies have been i declared by Gov. Richard J. Jersey and Gov. Carvel of Delaware. that -between and home's .have been partially or totally destroyed and that another suffered water damage. No damage figure has been set pending a survey. In Maryland, Gov. J. Millard Tawes said after an inspection this is the worst disaster in the the Lovelady School. !pected. of Maryland. (Continued on Page Two) along the southern shore of Long Island, often less than a mile out. Police at Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, told of wholesale destruction of homes in that area by the churning water and high winds. Westhampton Beach police said .they had received dozens of calls "First you'd hear a sort, of rumble: THen' the power lines would get taut.. There .would; be- a .few-.groans, folr lowed .by a 'sharpjcr.acklihg 7" Ships Near Port With Rescued Men PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) A luxury ship and a-Navy destroyer neared port today with, 34 crew- men of the. tanker Gem who were ____ _________________ ____ rescued -on the stormy Atlantic from homeowners inquiring aboutlafter their vessel. snapped in two. their property. Some of the calls Only one man aboard the Li- came from as far away as Florida and California. T. W. Sadlier. Westhampton Beach village highway superin- (Continued on Page Two) Valley View Board Okays Library Plans Valley Hospital's execu- tive board approved plans to co- operate with the medical staff in establishing- a medical library in the hospital. This action was tak- en in the regular monthly meet- ing Thursday. Dr. Frank J. Mar- tin presented the ideas of the staff. Operations income exceeded ex- pense after several months of op- erating at a slight loss. Occupancy of the hospital leap-ad to a new high in January, averaging 112 patients per day. This boosted the past twelve months average to 93.7, also a 12-month high fig- FDR Would Like It berian first .officer- was lost when she broke apart in the pounding seas Thursday 110 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Twenty-seven crewmen were re- moved from tlie wallowing stern of the Gem by the destroyer Stribling, Seven- others, including the captain, were plucked from the by. the luxury cruise ship, Victoria! The. Stribling and an accom- panying destroyer, the Hunting- ton, were expected to put into Mayport Fla., about noon today. Sometime later- in- the-day the Victoria .was expected to reach New York. The Coast Guard buoy tender Jonquil has arrived at the position of the Gem's stern section to take it under tow. No one was aboard m WIIIWII Lill the. derelict, which the Coast t rf contro, Church Plans Dedication Of New Site The Philemon Missionary Bap- Church will dedicate the site of its-projected, new building Sun. 'day at 3. p. m.. Rev. Charles R. pastor, has announced. Mr. Hill will be in charge of the .'-Rev. Julius 'Colbert, -pastor'-of the Reaper.Bap- tist wilhbe-' guest speaker. The new site is in Hammond Heights''at-the corner of Orange and Ware Drive, three blocks west of SH 99. Members of the congre- gation will meet at the present church, Fifth and at and proceed by motorcade to-the new site'for the service. The church has a long-range building :plan for a two-unit struc- ture. Only the first stage, includ- ing' the sanctuary and an ell con- taining vestibule, choir room and rest-rooms, will be built at this time. The structure will be of light- weight stone with brick veneer. The main part of the'building will be SO by 65 feet, the ell M' by 24. The auditorium will have a seat- ing capacity of 180. Cost of the first phase will be the pastor said." Construction will probably begin (Continued on Page Two) Adaris Suffer Minor Injuries In Accident Two Ada youths suffered minor injuries .Thursday when the car in which they were driving went navigation. A destroyer which had; been standing by left for Fla. The Stribling reported all those she saved were in good, condition. (Continued on Page-Two President Kennedys Desk Has Real Nautical Look EDITOR'S NOTE-Douglas B. Cornell began covering the White iouse for The Associated Press when Franklin D. Roosevelt Xvas chief executive. In :the following timbers of H. M. S. Resolute. Mrs. -Kennedy dug it out of the. White House basement while on 'the hunt for historic objects. A chiseled: inscription on the article he examines the desk of'front, in black letters -against a President Kennedy and finds on i gold background, tells how the t much that would 'interest Roosevelt.' Resolute was part of a search ex- pedition in 1852, was abandoned; discovered and picked up by' a England by the president and people of the United States.' When WASHINGTON There aren't any donkeys or, clutter on t. But if .Franklin ,D! Roosevelt were alive today he would like he presidential desk, in .the White louse -because of its nautical ouches. The touches are in the desk -it- self and the things that-are on it. The late president was a .sea- joing man and .so is the .present me. And each.served in the Navy as its assistant secre- ary in World War I, President