Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Drab reality is already smudging the romance of man's entry into space. Glenn and Titov agree those bright specks they law were probably nothing; more than fuel ejected from their rockets. Not space fireflies after alt Ada Track Team Eyes State Title See Sports Page Widow Of Civil War General Dies In Georgia, P-12 59TH YEAR NO. 45 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Financial Empire Crumbles About Accused Texan DALLAS, Tex. Sol Estes said last year he was worth million. Today his financial empire has collapsed and criminal and civil charges mount. National finance companies, the federal government and plain dirt farmers in Texas are trying to recover a series of jolts handed them by the 37-year-old man gained the title of "boy wonder of West Texas agri- culture." Investigations continue general dealings as the world's greatest distributor of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer and tanks for the substance, cotton allotments on lands he controlled, his relationship with Sen. Mundt Says Records Disappearing Karl E. Mundt, K-S.D., voiced suspi- cions today that records are dis- appearing in an effort to handicap a Senate investigation of Texas financier Billie Sol Estes' rela- tions with the agriculture depart- ment. Mundt is the senior Republican member of the Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee conducting the inquiry. He joined a mounting Re- publican chorus, including former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, demanding an all-out investiga- tion. Charges The subcommittee, headed by Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., is looking into charges that Estes profited handsomely from associ- ations with high Agriculture De- partment officials and others in Washington. Estes, 37, Pecos, Demo- crat who had a spectacular rise to wealth, is under indictment on charges of obtaining millions in mortgages on nonexistent fertili: zer storage tanks. Mundt told a reporter he -has full confidence in McCleUan and believes the chairman has the Estes inquiry off to a good start. Speeded Up this is not the king-sized effort that something of this mag- nitude Mundt said. "This investigation ought to be speeded up. and 1 think it will be, with the assignment of more men to the investigation." "I have a sneaking feeling tha some records are beginning to dis (Continued on Two) Hospital Admits Woman Involved In Tuesday Crash Tawana McDonald, Route 1, Al len, passenger in one of the cars involved in a three-vehicle crash near'Union Valley on SH 3 early Tuesday, was admitted to Valley View Hospital Thursday for ob- servation. Hospital officials said her con dition is "fair." The woman was riding in a car driven by Gene Williamson, 21 Stonewall, who suffered minor cuts and bruises in the bizarre ac- cident. The. accident occurred when a truck driven by Jessie Lee Jones 46, Oklahoma City, slammed into the rear of a car driven by Mur- ry Ceilings, 44, of 1413 East Fourth, catapulting the Collings" automobile into the rear of the car driven by Williamson. Collings and his daughter. Shirley Jean Collings. 22, also were injured in the accident. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon through Satur- day; scattered late afternoon and night thundershowers cast and south: no Important tem- perature changes; low tonight 50 northwest to 62 south; high Saturday 84-92. High temperature In Ada Thursday was 81; low Thursday night, 58; reading at 7 a. m. Fri- day, 62. Department of Agriculture and other federal afficials, and his vast grain storage operations. A congressional investigation i under way. A federal grand jury already has indicted him for fraud. Eight criminal indictments for felonious theft have been re. turned against him by a grand jury in his hometown of Pecos, Tex. Another grand jury at Am- arillo, Tex., is expected to re- ceive new evidence soon. Scores have filed suits totalling millions, some trying to obtain money from Estes, others trying to voice con- tracts with him. His entire financial affairs are in the hands of a receiver who is being required to post bond of million. The Estes empire began wob- bling when a group of lending companies called him to a super- secret meeting in Dallas. His em- pire crashed three days later when he was jailed under federal fraud charges. Lending compancrform like the younger Timothy J. Adams, acting chief n JT> r information, said Thurs- Gen. Will Wilson, a candidate for I ,J t the Democratic nomination for governor, held six' courts of in- quiry. One of many points cov- ered involved -possible improper influence by Estes with Agricul- ture Department employes. William E. Morris, an Agricul- turel Department employe, was fired because he failed -to make himself available to department investigators looking into allega- tions Estes accompanied several officials on shopping tours in Dal- las for expensive clothing, Morris' wife quit her job as parttime sec- retary to Rep. Ed Edmondson, D-Okla. Emery E. Jacobs, deputy- administrator of the agricultural (Continued on Two) the wee drinking. hours and She said did much she was 'cursed and shoved beyond my strength" in a program 'that "would do justice to any army training." Shriver said he couldn't imagine anyone in the training camp curs- ing the Texas schoolteacher. He said right discussion groups were allowed to drink-beer, but there was no He.said.Peace Corps selections are based on merit, not politics, religion or age. "We have said from the beginning that Peace Corps standards would be Shriver said. "They, have to be and we don't intend to relax them because of political pres- sure." uneventful welcome to the Crescent City, Kennedy confidently predicted that the American people will want to 'move ahead and lead the free world in a genuine 'Atlantic Partner- ship of growing, interna- tional trade. He borrowed a bit from a fam- ous line of Britain's Sir Winston Churchill and said that: "This ad- ministration was -not '.elected to preside over the resignation of America from its manifest des- tiny." Expanded foreign trade, the President will mean -more rather than fewer jobs for Ameri- cans, as well as a .strengthened national security 'and foreign, pol- icy. The tools .for fashioning all these, he said, are in the trade expansion bill now pending in Congress. Kennedy put the entire -Louisi- ana congressional delegation aboard his jet. transport and flew down from Washington to .deliver a major address on behalf this bill. "I know of no -Ken- nedy said; "where the topic and ]lhe.location of ad- dress have so neatly fit together." location .new million. the'WOrld's the country's third busiest .port. Kennedy spoke from a flower- decked platform inside- the vast covered structure stretching along the Mississippi River waterfront. The .New Orleans'visit-'included ia stop at-City Hall to receive a Adams said Mrs. Fletcher wasjkey to the" city and speak to the Florida Vote Offers Clues On Keni one of eight trainees dropped for various reasons from the Brazil- bound group. "Every Peace Corps applicant is invited to training with -the un- derstanding that there will be no final selection for overseas assign- Iment until it is he said. He said three people over 60 successfully completed the train- ing program Rico with- out complaint and now are over- day night. Peace Corps 'Director -Sargent Shriver said Mrs: Fletcher's'dis- missal was not due to her in- ability to -take part in -physical conditioning. "There were 'other reasons and these were discussed with he said. "One of-them was-that of all candidates had the lowest language facility." Mrs. .Fletcher told ,a different she told it in a letter to her senator, John G. Tower, I overshadowed races for George MIAMI, -Flai clues to the thinking of.Florida voters on President Kennedy, and his pro- gram foe medical-care of the aged will -be provided in state primary election voting next Tuesday.- More than Floridians" are expected to turn out for the Dem- ocratic and Republican, primaries where congressional contests have R-Tex. She said she was-.dropped because "the staff at the camp disliked me because I objected to the training. There could have been no other reason." Adams said the Fletcher matter Runoff Candidates Appear On Program FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR OKLAHOMA For the period Friday night through Wednesday, tempera- tures will average 2-5 degrees above normal. Normal high 74- 82. Normal low 43 northwest to 61 southeast. Warm, followed by cooler middle, of next week. Precipitalton will average 34 to inch west to K to lii'inch. central and east portions occur- ring us showers middle of next week. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Gov. Raymond Gary and W. P. Bill Atkinson, oppo- nents in the Democratic gover- nor's runoff, meet face-to-face to- night at a dinner sponsored'by the Oklahoma City. Press Club. The gubernatorial candidates- will be quizzed by a panel of nevsmen. The panel moderator will be Ray Parr, Daily Oklaho- man Capitol reporter and colum- nist. The 'Oklahoma City get-togeth- er is the first of- two scheduled. Atkinson and Gary will be joined, by Republican Henry ;Bellmon Tuesday when a panel of'Tulsa newsmen will fire questions at them on a Tulsa television sta- tion. .Both Atkinson and Gary made pitches Thursday for support from defeated candidates in. the: first primary and one of them state Sen. Fred Harris of Lawton said he was staying neutral. George Nigh and Preston Moore, who finished third and-fourth're- spectively, said-: they.-- would'-say later, maybe today, if they would endorse either'candidate. The two runoff opponents have. scheduled .rallies in Oklahoma City Sunday afternoon to lay plans for the paign. Gary criticized Atkinson's pro- posal for a. one-cent -increase ra- the sales .tax. Thursday, he has in the past, -repeated --that -if he were-elected governor he would veto such a measure.'-.-- Atkinson off -post- dica'p'ped. by'lack of funds, --have primary campaigning Wednes- failed much'of a drive.' day with-a sharp attack "on Gary's. Smathers'-. U.S. .-Senate anc two State Railroad Commission posts. Kennedy himself, provided some 'of .the fireworks for. the campaign, wliich'-has been red-hot in two -Mi- ami area congressional races.' The President -lost. Florida, to Richard M.-Nixon by votes in .1960, but Gov. Farris Bryant, who gave Kennedy, lukewarm 'sup- port then, said recently Kennedy was 50 per cent stronger' Kennedy; in effect, kicked: off the campaign when he endorsed his Sen. Smathers, and his most'consistent Florida supporter in Congress, Rep. Dante Fascell of MaimL 'Smathers' two 32, Lauderdale' attorney, and Douglas R. Voorhees, 50, Miami Shores' salesman accused Kennedy of trying to influence Since then, Davis and comparatively- unknown and, proposal for a -million. way construction bond Meanwhile, the first, reports: of campaign expenditures "were 'filed Thursday.. Candidates .have 15 Candidates.ior goyernor-.and sen- ator are limited each: in the 000 in Candidates for. .other offices, have a. '.primary (Continued Smathers remained in Washing-; ton, most of ..the..time... and '.ididn't .bother.with a formal The, Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Emerson .Rupert of'-'St.; unopposed; It else'iin has drawn hot opposition from .State. Rep. David C.I: a Jcon- contest r; nas provided'' South bade and Monroe counties'. on May Accidents Continue At One-A-Day Pace The third accident of the month came on.-the-third-day and involv- ed three cars.. city's school -children- before tak- ing off for western-Florida to spend the afternoon-at.Eglin Air Force Base watching'a'display of aerial might. Tourist Titov, after a' day of sightseeing, speechma'king and re- ceptions' in Washington'with U.S. astronaut John H.' Glenn plunge' into'more of the same red-carpet whirl, with little change of pace but some'change in scenery. i He travels b" car to Baltimore And the cool young Soviet who orbited the earth -17 times, in. a space ship will also have a chance at Sparrows Point to see the mak- ing of ocean ships. Turns Down OHer Titov had been offered the op- portunity to.tour, space -installa- tions including-Cape Canaveral, Artists Display Wares At Shows Set Here May is Art Month in Ada. Now hanging at East Cen- tral Art Gallery is an exhibit of 81 works of Art. The art .was completed this term -by student members of the East Central Art, Department under the tutelage of Kenneth. F. .Campbell, head of the department. The exhibit consists of paintings, lithographs, aqua- terra cotta and stone sculpture, Unions, -Rail Chiefs Rap Pay Proposal WASHINGTON (AP) Non- operating rail unions.'and railroad executives today criticized a pub- lic board's recommendation to President Kennedy that union members annual pay. The union spokesmen, .describ- ing-as-deplorable-.the board's rec- ommendation Thursday .of. a 10.2 cent :.hourly average, increase, thought it was' too .low. .The .rail- leaders said it ,high. G. E...Leighty; chairman committee representing 11 unions of nonoperating- rail those engaged in .service .and maintenance as .contrasted with engineers and other operating per- the proposed pay in- Thousands'shrieked a welcome; crease "departs from all-recog- to the President'along the'14-mile motorcade route into the city. They waved flags and homemade nized standards of justice in wage He repeated his charge that the signs, and .even some had tried to. prejudice banners left over from I960. i the board in advance by declaring It happened at .a. m. Thurs- day at Fourteenth and Mississippi, ahead. This wasn't exactly a political trip, but the turnout and enthusi- asm made it look as if Kennedy would have no trouble carrying New Orleans. It is a city of more than. and -a sizeable ..part of the population turned out.. Po- lice Supt. Joseph Giarruso esti- mated the crowd -from the airport to the wharf at more than Once more- in his New'Orleans speech, Kennedy spelled out what he considers some old and new economic facts of life which, he said, require America's' moving last month that a .wage increase meant. a rate hike. The unions, whose workers, av- erage ?2.42 an hour, -had sought a 25, cent increase. The estimated .cost of the 10.2 cent increase com- pares 'with a net income of million reported .by all U.S. -rail- A car' driven by 'Herman T. Johnson.-57, ran a red.light .while on "For what we' arc moving to- ward is an open partnership among all free nations, a gradual leveling of trade barriers.that will by.a by Jack -W.-.Ballard, 216" South-. Town- send. The Johnson vehicle then skid- ed into Johnny tee-Emarthle, 23, Route' Kon'awa'." who was stop- ped for the red light. Johnson .fail- ure to yield Emar- thle was charged with driving without a-license. In .other 'Municipal Court, cases Friday morning, James F. Griffin, 19, .was ?ch'afge3 with speeding and 'public drunkenness charges were filed'.against Robert 22. and Robert Lee Raymond Boza, 26, was. cited a license. Bill Green, 37, was booked on charges of driving while intoxi- .driving without a license, and resisting arrest....... j ir i'' Insurance, .Company Cancels. .Reward: tOND'ON-. (AP.) An .insurance- company.; canceled a. reward .of-. 'er today- -worth' :6f turned the 'customs' department' at Paris' Orly 'Airport. .The' gems'disappeared en route. a at and -'offered'-a -re- ward -of The they "thought came about because -packages arrived 'during'a French, national draw the whole non-Communist world.together with.the strings.of economic .self-interest. And that (Continued on Two) roads- in drawings, collages, posters, and figure drawings.. Sunday from 2 to 5 p. m. the gallery will-be open. Those stu- dents whose work was not hung in the gallery plan- on a slight re- bellion Sunday afternoon.- Along with the Art Gallery .exhibit the students plans Salon de Re- fuses, whereby the rejected works will be shown to the public. This exhibit will the sidewalk along. Francis' ..weather 'permitting..lnclementw e.a e r ;will force them- into the Horace In the. event "of eager students _will not be.discouraged, they add. They are going to 'show' their works, rain'or shine. A sneak .preview of the works on display reveals -it Is the best all-around, student .exhibit in some years. Saturday, May 12, the Ada Art Association, .will have its annual 'outdoor.exhibit in the parking lot at the Oklahoma State Motor Bank..The Ada artists-will hang the shew .at 8 a. m. Saturday, again with the cooperation of the weatherman. The second. annual Art Auction will be .held Sunday, May at p. m. in-Horacc Mann Audi- torium.. The gains from.the auction go directly to the student scholar- year. by. the Ada Artists. Every .semester-this scholarship goes to' a deserving art..student. Presently-. the Art Auction is the only fund available to tills scholarship. have works .in the gomg.to.-ge! the steel settlement." iPeery, Glenda- Kidwell, Martha Fla. where the United States launches its craft into the new ocean but the Soviet Embassy de- clined for him.-U.S. officials said they thought the Soviets, we're worried- that .the-.United States' might ask the Soviet -Union to re- turn by letting Ameri-' cans visit their space sites. After the steel plant tour, Titov attends a luncheon at a Baltimore hotel, then hurries back to 'Wash- ington where he will be guest of honor .at a diplomatic reception'- at .the Soviet Embassy. Mystery Solved Thursday the two 'trail in space seemed to hit it off; de- spite the language barrier while Glenn guided Titov through swarms of tourists on a whirlwind tour of the capital and introduced' him. to President Kennedy..Ken- nedy told Titov, "I'm very happy; to welcome you, as are the Amer- ican people." Glenn and Titov even found time to put their .heads to mystery of the space fireflies. 'After their chat. Titov reported to an international space meeting that believe, ''and-1 think. CoL Glenn is of the same" they result from fuel being eject- ed. This will have to be checked out by the next astronaut" Clash Of Opinion But there was a clash of opinion between .Titov and Glenn on an- other secrecy.! At a news -conference at the end of the day at the National Academy; newsmen pressed'-Titov to. explain- why the don't makeipublic more information about'their -space., ex- ploits. They noted that-.a ipaper Glenn read at the space 'confer- ence contained charts ,and pic- tures and asked why Titov's didn't Secrets The Soviet cosmonaut said'.that in the present world 'state the So- viet Union must keep secrets un- til there- is disarmament. He also made 'a pitch for a disarmament plan of a type urged by Premier Khrushchev. "The sooner we agree to abol- ish Titov said, "the sooner we will visit each other and I will fly- with .pleasure with- Col. Glenn into space." Glenn broke in saying it- was not necessary to -disarm to share information. Share Knowledge "We .share -out information quite 'openly, as you can .see from booklets-and other-papers distrib- uted at today's he said. "We should.not have-to disarm before we share this informa- Glenn added. "And the sooner, we share the sooner I will have the very enjoyable experi- ence of'making a space flight Northwestern Railway, called the three-man public-.board's .recom- mendations "a: very .severe blow r Clay, Jane Camp- we'-ll get :the money.' .In an apparent allusion-.to Pres- ident Kennedy's stated-desire that I Kay Nelson, Ed Garrison. Jane Garrett, Deana Patty, Carolyn- Owen, 'Carolyn Pearson, Marilyn Terry wage; settlements.; generally- '-con-j Mauou'f Haney, Jana Biggs and Sammy Two) with-Maj. Titov." In -his. talk .before the space meeting, Titov did reveal that the booster which put his Vostock II into orbit was..a multistage powered fay. six liquid fuel en- gines. He also reported that could control the ship .manually. Glenn predicted in his speech that the United States would perr feet techniques whereby an astro- Some of the works are for, sale. naut could change orbit and move in .other 'directions. Choice Of Action "There will be a' choice of ac- tions in; space, and man's'intelli- and decision-making capa- bility will be the American Titov" wound up with a denunci- ation of war. It is time, he--said, put the ship of humanity into 'the -orbit' of peace." and Glenn closed out the day', at a reception-given by Vice President Lyndon'- B. Johnson, which turned .into, more of reporters, phptogra.- .phers and'autograph rounding the., two. spacemen. -N. And and his there cornea a after.---you "reach nacle'that a great deal of patience is ,a necessary-thing." That, they- replied, they had found out THE WMtt, "Aumonyt-Bounty on the 1 Titov. (AP Gen. Corp.) ,'WMtt, -Bounty on the mutiny.