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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma The office cynic expresses some surprise that a soil conservation meeting was held at Byng. Says he thought all the available land up there was given over to baseball diamonds and basketball courts Relays Hold Key To Cougar Track Prospects, Sports THE ADA EVENING NEWS Family's Hooked On Cheery Talk Of TV-Land, P-7 58TH YEAR NO. 311 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Urges Congress Not To Cut ram Submitted Today Specialist Joins Fight To Save Four Infants BINGHAMTON, N.Y. city of took hope today that four babies critically ill after being fed a salt-laden formula at Binghamton General Hospital would not be added to the death toll of seven. Parents had the word of the hospital's chief pedia- trician that the four had a chance. Six other babies who were fed the formula were being closely watched. Sev- enteen others have been discharged. State and local authorities were investigating the deaths, most of which are suspected of having resulted from salt-poisoning after salt was placed in a sugar container used for the in- A fants' formula. I JfrtSTi Teams of specialists worked to M'lUfcJ save the survivors. Dr. Lawrence Finberg of the Johns Hopkins Medical School fac- ulty flew from Baltimore to aid. Dr. Jason K. Moyer, hospital medical director, said one of the babies who died had not been fed the salt formula. Inspection Proposals GENEVA United States and Britain were reported today to have dropped proposals by President Kennedy for a sweeping international inspection system to safeguard against se- cret Soviet preparations for nu- clear weapon tests. A high Western source said U.S. and British experts had advised Dr. Moyer said there would be a general re-evaluatiori of proce- dures in the infant department. "We are not sure whether so- dium intoxication (salt poisoning) was responsible for these Moyer told a news conference Monday night. The cause of the deaths, he said, will not be known definitely until autopsies and laboratry tests are completed. Secretary of State Dean Rusk 1 ;s an expert in dialysis, and British Foreign Secretary restoring chemical balance to the Lord Home that the President's body. He joined Dr. John E. proposal was impractical because Kennedy Says Full Sum Asked For Is Vitally Needed WASHINGTON Kennedy formally submitted a foreign aid program to Con- gress today. He insisted every dollar is vitally needed to combat threats of communism, chaos and tyranny in other lands. Kennedy drew a line against cutting "the .appropria- tion in a special message to Capitol Hill. Members of Congress always are inclined to cut the vast program show little inclination to break the habit this time. Some -of the appropriations require authorizing legis- lation. Hearings get under way Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Com- of continued Russian opposition to widespread foreign inspection be- hind the Soviet frontiers. 'Best Hope Rusk and Home were reported to believe the best they can hope Kiley of Albany Medical College in directing the teams attempt- ing to save the four. The treat- ment consists of removal and re- placement of the infants' blood by transfusion. Dr. John Ford, chief pcdiatri- to negotiate is an agreement projeian at the hospital, said reports SEEK CLUES IN INFANTS' DEATHS Detective John Gillen, left, of Binghampton, N, Y., and Broome County Dis- trict Attorney Stephen Smyk examine a can which is. nor- mally filled with sugar in the Binghampton General Hos- pital baby formula room. The can apparently was acci- dently filled with salt and six infants died in the hospital since. Authorities say the salt may have caused the babiei' deaths. (AP viding for some sort of spot checks in known testing areas. Kennedy recently cited the need for safeguards against secret test preparations because the West was taken in by the Russians last year. The Soviet Union were .more .favorable that the. in-; fants would survive, j Ford said two of the infants! were down to normal sodium; (salt) levels and the' salt levels: in the blood of the other two were gan a surprise series of nuclear tests while still negotiating in Geneva for a test ban treaty. Russians Firm Informants said the Russians, in informal talks going on here in preparation for the 17-nation dis- armament conference opening Wednesday, stood firm on their old position that on-the-spot in- spection is. no longer necessary to detect nuclear blasts. They con- tend that detection instruments are now so highly developed they can detect anywhere. nuclear explosions The Russians released a rehash of Soviet disarmament proposals Monday which Soviet Foreign Latest to die was Michelle Dawn Bowser, 4 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowser of The bodies of six of the dead boys and three girls ranging in age frm 3 days to 8 "apparently loaded with common table a physician said. A practical nurse questioned about salt found in a sugar can in the formula room of the hos- Cubas Forced Into Strict Food Rationing HAVANA (AP) Prime Minister Fidel Castro, ad- mitting his 3-year-old revolution faces serious problems, announced drastic rationing of food and other staples j mark" for the Democrats in "the Monday night and declared: "We are ashamed of rights field. He said such Demos Seek Abolition Of Poll Taxes WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy administration moves today to bring before the Senate a proposed constitutional amend- ment to abolish poll taxes as the first step toward stiffer civil rights legislation. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montanna an- nounced Monday the poll tax measure, now stuck in the Sen- ate Judiciary Committee, will be offered as a substitute for a House-passed bill on the calender. Pattern Set Sen, Hubert H. Humphrey ol Minnesota, the assistant Demo- cratic leader, told reporters the administration hopes thus to set a pattern for a post-Easter battle to strike down state literacy tests in federal elections. He said a bill to make the com- pletion of a sixth-grade education the only literacy requirement for voting in federal elections also will be offered. "The abolition of state poll taxes is a modest, but necessary step in our civil rights Humphrey said. "We will follow the same pattern in trying to get action on the literacy test issue." "Subterfuge" Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., called the administration move for a poll tax amendment a sub- terfuge, designed to get a plus fulfilling the promises made." an amendment may never be Cas.tro blamed the current hardships on counter-rev- adopted by the states even if it olutionary elements and "the brutal economic blockade" I Passcs Congress He said _ i i -i j ti'nulH 5 hill In U.S'. embargo President Kennedy ordered last month on shipments to Cuba of nearly all American m UK Ul goods except medical supplies. pital, Lillie Colvin, 29, has denied: The 'bearded prime minister also admitted that his any wrongdoing and extended her regime had made serious blunders in planning 'because sympathy to .the grief-stricken parents. Mrs. Colvin is the moth-tyges." _ r LI____ J___ __J _____. ,__. we made subjective anal er of three children and is 'preg- nant. Minister Andrei Gromyko is ex-1 Mrs. Colvin, who filled the pected to put before the disarm- ament conference. Demands Replying to questionnaires from acting U.N. Secretary-General U' Thant. Gromyko called for an in- ternational convention banning the use of nuclear weapons; a pledge by the United States, Brit- ain, France and the Soviet Union not to turn over nuclear weapons or information on how to produce them to other countries; a pledge by the non-nuclear countries not to produce or acquire nuclear sugar can last Tuesday, was not charged but has been suspended from the hospital staff. Mother Of President Has Surgery U. S. Begins Training Units In Thailand WASHINGTON mili- tary advisers have started train- ing Thailand's army to fight "The 'most serious problem of the revolution is that of he told the Cuban people in a radio television speech. "This problem will put to the test the capacity of the revolution and the revolutionaries. There are thorns in the path." Castro was unsmiling and his tone was often bitter as lie re- I neged on his promise last July: communist guerrillas' apparently j tax used as a discriminatory de- he would offer a bill to accomplish the same purpose. The administration obviously has concluded it will not be able to .get either the proposed poll tax constitutional amendment or the literacy bill out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by Sen. James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. Mississippi is one of the five states which' still have a poll tax. Others are Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Virginia. Divided The House Judiciary Committee was told Monday by Rep. William mittee. Except for fresh words of per- suasion, the presidential message generally follows in -all essentials previews of the aid program for the 1963 fiscal year already pre- sented in Kennedy's budget and State of the Union message. The President proposed of appropriations for eco- nomic help and for military assistance, to make up the total. Last year he asked for a total of and got only a reduction of Congress provided for economic and for military aid. Expenditures, which always trail behind appropriations, would go up from an expected to for eco- nomic assistance for the 1952 and 1363 fiscal years. Those for mili- tary aid would remain unchanged at billion for each year. Kennedy said his recommenda- tions are based on careful exami- nation or urgent needs. The amounts in every category, he said, are essential to achieving the goal of strengthening develop-i ing countries to meet the stress of rapid change and to "repel j i Communist efforts to exploit suchi Contending that slashes by Con- gress would be hazardous, the chief executive said: "We should know by now that where weak- ness and dependence are not transformed into strength and self-reliance, we can expect only chaos, and then tyranny, to follow." The only major change in the aid program this year had been announced previously. This is a request that Congress authorize (Continued on Page Two) Annual Drive By Red Cross Lags In County FIRST LADY GREETED IN INDIA Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy smiles at Jeff Myers, president of the U. S. student organization in New Delhi, as he presents flowers to her after her arrival at New Delhi's Palam Airfield. At left is India's Prime Minister Nehru. The First Lady is beginning a two-week tour of India and Pakistan. (AP Wirephoto via Radio from New Indians Hold Event President's Wife For NEW DELHI, India (AP) Jacqueline Kennedy rested today from her hard trip from Washington and after 12 hours of sleep drove off bareheaded to a glittering luncheon given by Indian President Rajendra Prasad. Tired out after the excitement of her arrival in India Monday and only 3Vfe hours of sleep on her flight from Rome, the U.S. president's wife slept late this morning and did not appear in public until she went to the sprawling presidential palace for lunch. Prasad invited 79 guests, including top government officials and their wives, to meet Mrs. Kennedy and her sister. Princess Lee Radziwill. White House Rallies Medical Bill Backing WASHINGTON" (AP) The Citizens is one of the major ve- White House is coordinating a massive grass roots effort aimed at driving President Kennedy's medical care program through Congress. Administration sources point to Kennedy's engagement to address a rally boosting his program in New York's Madison Square Gar- den May 20 as an example of hiclcs for pushing tho campaign. The council was launched only last year but already claims the backing of a half million men and women around the country, many of them associated with local Golden Age clubs and other or- ganizations of senior citizens. The ailing, 77-year-old president sat on the sidelines while Prime Minister Nehru escorted Mrs. Kennedy around the horseshoe- shaped line of guests. Mrs. Kennedy shook hands with [everyone. She wore a cool green, 'sleeveless linen dress by her offi- cial designer, Oleg Cassini, three strands of pearls and beige shoes. A white linen bow was pinned in the back of her hair. Princess Radziwill also wore green, a sleeveless silk print. Since the Indian government op- poses the use of alcohol, no liquor was served. Silver trays of mango and grape juices were passed to the guests before luncheon. The council is an outgrowth of Senior Citizens, for Kennedy. Prasad led Mrs. Kennedy into oon may zu as an example cu oumor the banquet hall through a cor- how much energy will go into the I Former Rep Forand, D- jd t fa d _rr_..l T3 I llnlf in thn 1QKH _ _ r_ effort. Kennedy accepted an invitation Monday to appear at the Madi- Needing an extra push from its volunteer workers to finish their solicitations, the county's annual Red Cross fund drive has just a little over 20 per cent of its goal in hand. Benton Browning, county drive M. reported Tuesday Alabama and Mississippi' is thei morning that _ about has that food rationing in Cuba would end toward the middle of the year. i He said nationwide rationing of irice and all types of BOSTON (API-Mrs. Joseph P. jtcms in the Cuban ol Kennedy, 71, mother of the Presi- weapons or allow their stationing toda7 underwent a success- lard and cooking oils will nnvt Mrtnrlnu 9. _ J next Monday. on their territory, and the desig- nation of Africa and central Europe as atom-free zones from which nuclear weapons would be barred. Talks Continue Gromyko's letters as usual said nothing about measures to en- force such nuclear bans. West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder joined the roster of Western statesmen meeting informally today with in anticipation that Thailand may be the next target of the Red drive to control Southeast Asia, informed sources said today. Although there have been no re- ports of significant Communist ......of- ficials of the pro-Western Bang- kok government have been in- operation for relief of a pelvic i Every Cuban will be limited to hernia. At the conclusion, her pounds of rice and 1% pounds. ._, tor said her condition was "ex- Of each type of bean's a -ir [arp snpn a Lnrpnt ir cellent." Mrs. Kennedy was on the op- erating table for an hour and five minutes. The operation was performed by Dr. Roy J. Hcffernan, a gyne- cologist, at St. Elizabeth's Hos- pital starting at 8 a.m. Mrs. Ken- nedy was taken to a recovery room shortly after 9 a.m. J fcWUO J W1L1I Gromyko to discuss major con- th? (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Considerable cloudiness west, clear to partly cloudy east; a few snow flur- ries extreme west this after- noon and tonight; Wednesday mostly cloudy scattered light rain central and southwest oc- casionally mixed with snow northwest portion; no important temperature changes; iow to- night 26-north to 38 southeast; high Wednesday 49 northwest, cast and south. High temperature in Ada Monday was 53; low Monday night, 28; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 30. pita'. Monday afternoon for a checkup. The decision to operate was made later in the day. Dr. Heffernan said then tests did not indicate any malignancy. he said. Lard and cooking oils had already been rationed in most of Cuba. Castro said soap, toothpaste and detergents- will go on the ra- tion list in the major cities. The limit will be one bar of toilet soap and one box of detergent a month. The three items have .long been carce. The stiffest measures will affect Havana's more than one -million residents. Beef will be limited to three-quarters of a pound per per- son a week. Vegetables, eggs. face such a threat if a Commu- nist-leaning neutralist regime takes 'over neighboring Laos. Staging Area Laos has been a staging area and an avenue for Communist North Vietnamese irregulars try- ing to topple the -anti-Communist government of South Viet Nam. Pro-Communist' forces in Laos have operated close to the Thai The United States last 'week! formally promised to come 'tol Thailand's aid in event of Red i vice against Negro voters. Southerners are divided over the poll tax issue. Sen, Spcssard L. Holland, D-FIa., is one of the amendment's chief sponsors. Al- though Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., predicted quite a bit of debate, no extensive Southern fili- buster was expected. Died In House The Senate passed an identical poll tax amendment by a 72-16 vote in 1960 but it died in the House. To become a part of the (Continued on Page Two) been collected in cash and pledges toward a-goal of However, he said that a great deal more is probably almost ready for re- porting. Carroll Collier, chairman of the downtown Ada phase of the drive, believes that the campaign is moving along, but that workers just haven't finished their assign- ments. Browning said that March 20 has been set as the finish date.. Workers are urged to complete all calls by that time. .Some other county .communities are finished already. son Square Garden rally spon- sored by an organization called the National Council of Senior Citizens and the Golden Ring Clubs of New York. White House press secretary Pierre Salinger said later the White House would welcome requests from networks interested in putting the event on television and radio. Richard Maguire. a While House assistant, is understood to be coordinating and counseling outside organizations which back Kennedy's program to finance medical care for the aged through Social Security. The purpose is to whip up broad public support for the ad- IR.I., headed that unit in the 1960 presidential campaign and is chairman of the revived council. Forand was an ardent advocate of a broad scale plan to defray costs of caring for older citizens while he served in Congress. Lawrence A. Oxley, a consult- ant to the council, said it intends to circulate a million copies of a pamphlet to advertise the pro- gram and to serve as a basis for discussion at meetings of community groups. Secretary- of Welfare Abraham Ribicofi has been speaking fre- quently around the country in sup- port of the Social Security method and attacking the AMA for its opposition. oroau puunc support lor me aa- -pi J n ministration plan and to direct: I nOUSdndS KeceiVe support toward influencing Smallpox Vaccination jers of Congress to adopt it that members against vigorous opposition of the American Medical Association and insurance groups. The Democratic National Com- mittee also intends to print and CARDIFF, Wales sands were vaccinated against smallpox in 40 special clinics in southern. Wales Monday. Smallpox has taken a death toll distribute material promoting 3 and 22 smallpox cases, 15 Social Security approach to care' suspected and 7 confirmed, have of the aged. The National Council of Senior been hospitalized.. since the epi- demic- spread to .Wales. Wants Chance At 'fits? Senators Wife Seeks Equal Rights In Space WASHINGTON Phil-1 not a Russian cosmomiss. milk, fish and chicken also will aggression, .regardless 'of what He added that the operation had be rationed, but milk cutbacks verified the conclusion he had reached prior to surgery, that there was no malignancy. Pierre Salinger, President Ken- nedy's press secretary, said in Washington the chief executive is. fully informed about his mother's President Kennedy did not plan to come here immediately. Edward M. Kennedy, Mrs, Kennedy's youngest son, was ex- pected to be in close contact with the hospital. An assistant district attorney in Suffolk County (Bos- Kennedy lives several miles from, the-hospital. A spokesman for the youngest (Continued on Page Two) will be delayed' a week "because other members of the anti-Com- munist Southeast Asia Treaty Or- the milk is a little more com- ganization may_ do. plicated." Havana radio said children 7 and -under will be allowed'a daily allotment of one liter, of milk, or slightly more than a quart. Others' will be allowed one liter daily per 5 persons or six cans (size un- specified) of evaporated or con- Cluc A possible clue to a quickening U.S. effort to bolster Thailand against any Communist -offense came in Monday's announcement that Army Maj. Gen. Theodore J, Conway is being sent' there in July to assume command of the densed milk'a month, presuma-'U.S.' Military Assistance Group.' bly per 5 persons. Conway, 52, is., leaving the com: Quantities of other rationed! mand of the 82nd Airborne Divi- items were not- specified. Castro said food supplies for restaurants also will be curtailed as -much as 50 per cent to prevent comparatively better off Cubans (Continued on Page Two) sion, One of the Army's crack- outfits. No headquarters-bound soldier, he recently was the- first paratrooper to leap from a trans- port plane in an airdrop exercise lip A. Hart's blonde of asking Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to help break up the "men only" exclusiveness of the Americans in space pro- gram. She would like to be the first woman in space herself. The wife of the Michigan demo- crat wants the United States to launch a woman in space pro- gram. So1 far, she she has gotten.the cold shoulder from the National Aeronautics and Space'with reluctance. To further her campaign, Mrs. former Jane Briggs, daughter of a Detroit millionaire an appointment Thursday with Johnson in his role as chair- man of the National Aeronautics and Space Council. She hopes Johnson will be able to swing a little weight with T i? KU M.CA T V !plane'and helicopter pilot. James E. Webb, NASA head. Lp A _. ,_ ml to tliis point, she told a reporter, Webb has treated lier proposal Mrs. Hart, who is in. her early I my belief that the Russians will 40s; is one of 12 women to have have successfully space flown a successfully undergone the tough physical tests given, the seven male Mercury astronauts when they first1 aspired to the job. Mrs. Hart and.her group have logged more- than hours of flying time: She is a licensed air- Agency. A program, for female, astro- nauts "could be gotten off the ground very quickly if we could just 'convince men it would' not destroy their she said. If she can't be the first woman in space, she is -determined -that (Continued on Past Two) Ian American woman will I ing. How- has her husband reacted .to the idea? "I've never asked she. said. Hart, pressed on the matter, re- "I've always thought my wife was an extraordinary woman and this is most interest- Accompanying 'her Thursday will be Jerrie Cobb of Oklahoma City, a widely known woman pilot who was the' first to take the tests..Mrs..Hart has written mem- bers of the Senate and House space committees, urging them to invite1 Miss Cobb's-testimony and to include women in future space plans. In her letter to space committee members, Mrs. Hart said, "It is woman by next September. I sin- cerely hope that your interest in this matter will serve to help get this program off the ground." Mrs. Hart emphasized that her purpose is not' seeking equality for women. "We want to see this done for its scientific she said. "Eventually, women are going to be needed. They -might as well start in the early stages. "When they start setting up these satellite1 stations, from which trips to far distant points will be made, people will be liv- ing- on those-stations-for months, if' not she said. "They're going to have to pro- vide' some kind of family arrange- ments." dential guardsmen, splendid in scarlet and gold tunics and hold- ing lances. Mrs. Kennedy's schedule also included a visit to the children's wards of ,the All-India Medical Institute and a dinner in her hon- or tonight given by Nehru. For her first day and night she (Continued on Page Two) Ponies Bring High Prices At Annual Ada Sale First-day results at the March Ada Pony sale showed a keen in- terest and high average sale per pony as the first 10" registered Shetland total ?6.140. The sale which began Monday morning ran until 10 p. m. with 135 top ponies being auctioned. There were 65 registered Shet- lands marked for sale Tuesday when the auctioneer's gavel sounded the start of the ;econd day at 10 a. m. fop Shetland was one consigned by B and B Pony Farms, a sor- rel stud, to Barry Dayton. The pony, Birdey'e's Topper, sold for Next highest was a bay mare. Green Pasture's Dixie Ann, to Joyce Miller, Ada. The mare was consigned by J. M. Axtell, Fort Worth, Before auctioning began Tues- day morning, the draw for selling position was held for the Welch, Hackney and Ponies of America. Those'ponies will be sold after the registered ponies. Hackney, Welch and Ponies of America will be sold in that or- with the grade animals fol- lowing. There were 134 grade ponies tagged in by 8 a. m. Tues- jay morning. Most folks have presence of mind. The trouble is absence of Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;