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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Ada, OklahomaWe be heard of strip poker but who Ever heard of a College like of offering a course in strip English lit the Ada sunday news 69th year no. 48 34 pages sunday edition of the Ada evening news Ada Oklahoma sunday May 7, 1972 10 cents weekday 15 cents sunday attempt to reopen Supply route collapses under enemy offensive Saigon a the South vietnamese attempt to reopen the Supply route from Plesku to Korntum in the Central High i lands appeared to have col lapsed saturday after the ene my wrecked a base and Recap tured a vital pass. Despite the South vietnamese setbacks the North vietnamese i still held off from an offensive j that has been expected Monnen i warily in the Highlands. The major fighting in the Central Highlands entered six Miles North of Plesku on High Way 14, the Supply route and i at Chu Pao pass seven Miles i South of Korntum. Korntum is 27 Miles North of Plesku the major base in the Highlands. The North vietnamese struck i hard at a South vietnamese brigade Headquarters known As fire base 42, six Miles North of Plesku. Advancing under a mortar barrage enemy sappers smashed into the base dam aging bunkers destroying Sev eral artillery pieces and killing or wounding 100 South Vietnam Ese in a three hour attack. The defenders counted 36 ene my dead inside the base. One . Adviser was killed. Associated press correspond ent David j. Paine reported from the base that smoke was still pouring after Daylight from the command Post Bunker the main target of the attack. Maj. Michael Haynes 35, a . Adviser who survived the attack told Paine the enemy opened with a rocket and mor tar barrage to pin Down the Garrison while sappers slipped i into the base. The sappers put bandages on their hands and Knees to avoid cutting themselves on the perimeter wire. Haynes related. Farther North the Viet namese or. Thursday launched their first counterattack since the enemy offensive began March 30 and scored an Early Success at Chu Pao pass on Highway 14. South vietnamese officers said they cleared the pass and one Convoy from Plesku got through to Korntum before the North vietnamese struck Back. The South vietnamese were driven from Chu Pao after a Day of heavy fighting. Another government position a Ranger Camp of Polei Kleng 14 Miles Northwest of Korntum came under increasing pres-1 knocked out by . Fight sure j a bombers. Field reports said two . Fighting also was reported advisers were evacuated and around fire base Birmingham the Camp was hit by 300 rounds 10 West of Hue. The Sai of Shell fire during the Day. Gon command said 39 enemy Polei Kleng has been hit and government daily bombardments for the j losses were two killed and 11 past week and the Field reports wound Jed. Said the Camp has lost about 25 men killed and 100 wounded. The base is important be cause it is the last major Posi Tion below rocket . 7th Fleet ships bombarded enemy positions to the North of Hue Between the Cua Viet River and Quang Tri guarding and observing the a which fell to the enemy Mon preaches to Korntum. Day. On the Northern front around Hue. Field reports said the. It was generally that North vietnamese had moved 130mm artillery guns within Range of the old Imperial Capi Tal. The reports said three of new assaults were Only Days away in the North where Hue is the enemy s next prime of _. And in the Highlands the big guns which have a with Korntum and possibly Range of 17 Miles were i Plesku As the goals. Election scheduled for to tech Levy primping Margaret Lucas Bixby okla., touches up a rear Hoof on her arabian As Competition began saturday morning in the 4th annual Ada Charity arabian and half arabian horse show. Competition continues into sunday with Halter classes be ginning at 9 . And performance classes continuing at 1 p. M. All proceeds from the show go to Mccall Chapel school. M a Jill Cit Nhav after noon. Ginning at 7 ainu champions in top divisions will chosen sunday afternoon. Eight die in summer arts accidents on i a state highways planned again gis rescued after crashing in helicopter by Naomi Knickmeyer the next important step in the formation of the Carl Al Bert area vocational technical school will be taken May 23 when residents of the District vote on a four Mill operational Levy. The election will be held from 7 . To 7 . At the regular school polling places in Ponto toc county. Residents of Sasa Kwa Vamoose and Wewoka districts in Seminole county and the Yeager and Holdenville districts in Hughes county also will be voting on the millage Levy. By the associated press j water on the Road a missing Stop sign and a Blowout were blamed saturday for three of a rash of accidents that killed eight persons on Oklahoma roads Friday night and Satur Day. The deaths raised the state traffic toll for the year to 243, compared with 237 at this time last year. Mrs. Vivian Eugene i Mccauley 42, of Oklahoma City and her daughter Vivian 10, were killed in a two car collision on interstate 40 in East Ern Oklahoma county. Officers said mrs. Mccauley s car May have been thrown out of control when it hit water on the High Way. It veered across a median and was rammed broadside by an oncoming car. Two Young people from Edmond died in a three vehicle pileup at an intersection near Guthrie where the patrol re ported a Stop sign was missing. A Texas teen Ager died in a one car crash on a Bridge near Frederick. The Edmond youths killed in the three vehicle crash were Dana l. Mullins 18, and Gary l. Jones 22. The crash occurred at the intersection of a county Road with . 77 about seven Miles South of Guthrie. The Highway patrol said miss Mullins was approaching . 77 on a county Road about seven Miles West of Guthrie when her car crashed into the right Side of a pickup truck on the Highway. Both vehicles crashed into another pickup. Planning is under Way for the second annual sum Mer arts program to be held for Ada youngsters. This year s program is being expanded to include Junior and senior High students As Well As elementary school youngsters. Gary Kramer East Central state College graduate who helped initiate the program last summer will serve As director again this year. J Kramer said the program is being planned by the ninth Street players on a contract basis with the City of Ada. City manager Jim Cook said the Ada Public Library Board already has approved the expenditure of for the program for the months of june and july. In addition to the City s participation the Oklahoma arts and humanities Council will help share some of the expenses of the project. Additional funding is still needed Kramer commented. Donations would help to cover expenses so that student tuition fees will not be Neces a anyone interested in making a donation for the project or in enrolling children in either of the two month Long sessions May Call Kramer at 436-0436. Kramer said this summer s program will be built around a historical with All projects Center ing on the history of Ada. Biggest undertaking of the summer arts program will be a production of the musical private to the Overall theme since the play tells a Story j of oilfield Boom Days. The first session of the program will be held from june 7 to june 29 and the second july 5 to july 27. Class breakdowns for each session Are As follows grades 1-3, each monday and wednesday from 10 . To noon. Grades 4-6, tuesday and thursday from 10 . To noon. Junior High students from 1 to 3 . Monday and wednesday. See summer Page 2 unlike Public school millage levies which must be voted on annually the to tech operating Levy is a perpetual it will not be voted on again unless members of the Board de cide a different amount is needed or residents of the District petition for a change. The four Mills being asked in the Carl Albert District is in line with the amounts voted in the other districts but still be Low the maximum five Mills Al Lowed by state Law. The four Mill Levy if approved will yield on the net valuation of the District Dale Bugbey Stillwater. State coordinator for area schools for the state vocational technical education department said the to be raised by the general fund Levy will include for current expenses. The major item of expense in the immediate future is Sal Ary for a superintendent to be hired As soon As funds Are Avail Able. Hughey said the from the local Levy will be mat Ched by from state funds for salaries and initial operating expenses. The balance of the general fund will be put into capital outlay to help finance actual construction of the school. The amount put into capital outlay will reduce the total needed for the Bond Issue by i that much when it comes time to Hughey commented. I other districts have followed j the same procedure and it Sim i ply makes Good Hugh Garvin Issacs assistant state coordinator and Dan Lindsay a member of the area schools state staff met thursday with members of the to tech Board. The Board members Are Roy Hanson Ada president Bob Thompson Ada clerk Don City Council Calls special meeting Plesku Vietnam a five americans presumed dead in a helicopter crash were res cued saturday after surviving without food for 13 Days near an Airstrip captured by the ene my. Three were badly injured. . And South vietnamese planes have been flying daily Over the Airstrip in the Central Highlands. A radio Call for help was picked up saturday afternoon from a Point about four Miles away from the wreck where two of them had walked. Several questions about their Rescue remained unanswered. These included where they obtained their radio Why it took 13 Days for them to make radio Contact and Why they had to walk four Miles before getting a radio message through. There was speculation that the two fittest had set out to Springfield m. A 1 walk for help through enemy Ning were and 32 a special meeting of the Ada City Council is scheduled Mon Day at . In City Hall. The special adjourned session serves one Basic purpose. It will constitute a Public hearing on the City s formal application for a neighbourhood develop ment plan under the Urban renewal program. Any person interested in any aspect of the plan is asked to be present at this meeting. The plan has now been finalized for official submission to Federal agencies. District Boun Daries and projects Are spelled out in the application. It asks Federal funding in the amount of this would be matched by in local funds already expended for a total program of the largest single item in the program would be suggested for paving of streets end construction of proper storm drainage. The remaining funds would be used for rehabilitation projects acquisition of land formulation of a staff and Nec Essary planning services. The plan for the first year s operation would provide funds for an estimated Purchase of 20 parcels of land. These parcels Are either vacant or have an abandoned House. The plan Al so includes direct rehab Ita Tion for As Many As 40 residences. A Long list of paving and drainage projects Are also out lined. The major project would see the paving of 4th, 32 feet wide with curb and Gutter from Broadway to Oak including storm drainage. Other projects listed All 26-feet wide paving with storm drainage and curb and Gutter include Cherry cot Tage to 8th Townsend 4th to 7th 6th, Broadway to Oak. And Orange Broadway to West end. Also listed in this phase of the project Are three major Drain age programs in the Hammond Heights area. Summers Ada Frank crab tree Stonewall and Max Floyd Wewoka. At the Board meeting Mem Bers and the state representatives discussed plans for publicizing the millage Levy and some of the questions that have been raised by residents of the to tech school District. Floyd told the group he would take responsibility for Seminole j and Hughes counties indicating i the millage vote was encounter ing Little opposition in those areas. The four Pool Truoc county members agreed to meet informally Early this week to name an advisory committee of interested Lay people to work with the Board and county school superintendents in publicizing the election and get Ting out the vote. At the meeting and in an ear Lier Telephone interview Hughey discussed some of the questions that have been brought up by Pontotoc county residents. I the questions generally fall into three main categories to i cation and constructions plans i for the area school operating i program enrolment and Curri Culum and the relationship of the area to tech school to the schools in the District. There is also the question of the Levy itself and additional see Page t nine killed saturday in nursing Home fire held territory and on the Way saturday in a fire that found either a radio or had found either a radio or parts to repair a radio which May have been broken. The five were among 10 Crew Mem Bers from the helicopter and six were believed to have died when their aircraft was seen to crash in flames. No further information was available on the Fate of the destroyed a provisionally certified nursing Home that had been checked by state fire inspectors two Days earlier. The fire broke out on the Sec Ond floor of the Carver convalescent Center and rapidly i spread through the two Story i Frame Structure. The cause was i not immediately determined. Other five or Franklin Yoder director Field reports said they had of the Illinois Public health de no food during their ordeal. Apartment said the Center oper since North vietnamese ated on a provisional License spearheaded by tanks ramp and had facilities for 52 per aged through the area Allied sons. He said 41 persons re planes have passed Over Many sided there at the time of the times a Day. Fire. Yoder said state fire inspectors checked the building thursday but he said he had not seen the inspectors report. Spokesmen at memorial hos Pital in Springfield reported nine persons were dead on arrival. Eight others were treated for smoke inhalation and two persons were placed in the hos Pital Burn unit. St. John s hos Pital admitted 22 persons. Mayor William Telford of Springfield said the fire was the worst disaster in terms of death in the history of Springfield. In Washington a presidential fire control panel said the White House was deeply distressed about the fire. Wapanucka indians write Chickasaw dictionary by Steve Knickmeyer most of us tend to take dictionaries for granted. They re convenient ubiquitous an accepted fact of life. If you need to define spell or pronounce a word you simply grab the nearest dictionary. Rarely does the realization hit that someone has to write dictionaries. Or if the thought does occur visions of University professors and computers Are conjured up. It s just too big a Job for two people right wrong. In Wapanucka two full blood Chickasaw indians have written a dictionary of their language. They Are Vinnie May Humes and her husband the Rev. Jesse j. Humes just the two of them. It took 2% years. The dictionary will be published by the University of Oklahoma press june 1. Vinnie Humes says we just Hope it will keep our language the language seems to be dying along with the older Mem Bers of the tribe. Most Young chickasaws use English. Our youth is standing be tween two says Vin Nie who now lives alone in a pleasant Brick Home in Wapanucka. It s Only natural they d adopt the stronger. Lots of the younger people understand Chickasaw but they Don t use Vinnie says. I can talk Chickasaw to them and they la understand but they answer in the written language seems to be fading faster than the spoken. Vinnie has an Indian translation of the new Testa ment but the language used is Choctaw. Lots of people think Chick saw and Choctaw Are the she says but they re quite different. The accents Are different and we Cut our words off the Church remains the last bastion for both the language and Many Indian customs. Jesse Humes was a Metho dist preacher for 34 years. Vin Nie was also Active in the Church and has been president of the women s society. They Rode the during our travels we could see our language was being pushed says Vinnie. It s really a simple Langu age. We just describe things. But it s hard to pronounce. I be often heard it said Indian languages Are More difficult to master than even foreign ones. We talked about writing a dictionary for years to preserve our words. But we were Al ways too Vinnie is the Mother of Over ton James governor of the Chickasaw nation and she Cre dits him As the catalyst that finally got the Book off the ground. Jess retired in she says but the dictionary was still something that was just mentioned occasionally. Every time Jess brought it up Over ton would say Why Don t you go ahead and do it instead at just talking about finally one Day he came to me and urged me to get Jess to work. So with him prodding me and me prodding Jess we finally got the project began. For a Model they used a 1953 paperback edition of the new american Webster diction. Ary. An inscription on the Fly see Page 7 Vinnie May Humes Wapanucka tits at the Kitchen table where she and her late husband Jesse wrote a dictionary of the Chickasaw Lan Guage. The manuscript which took 2vi years to prepare is spread Cut on the table before her. Staff photo

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