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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Lady named Mabel Brown married a guy named Bear and went through life known Mabel Brown Bear.. ..And the reason why the courts of law allow y ou to change your name for a slight legal fee, of course Science Club Grows By Leaps And Bounds At EC. Page 12. THE ADA Pauls Valley Team Wins In Ada Meet See Sports Page 9 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1962 34 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Seventh Fleet Rushed To Southeastern Asia FALLEN reigned for a brief period Saturday morning at the annual show of the Ada Artists Association Show at the Oklahoma State Motor Bank. Some 120 paint- ings were festooned along a rope, fixed to wooden supports, which ran along the entire west side of the parking lot. A gust of wind slammed the entire "chain" of paintings down against the concrete, Mrs. Bob James was sitting lust in front of the paintings when they toppled and, for a few moments, she was pinned under a mass of art. She was not injured. Here Mrs. Houston Mount, Ken Campbell and Mrs. Lewis Watson work at restoring order. The downtown show wound up Saturday. The public, however, will still have a chance to see many of the paintings. They will be on display in the gym in the Fine Arts Building (Horace the EC campus from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday. And then at 3 p.m., Ken Campbell, head of the art department, will sell con- signed paintings in the association's second spring art auction. All proceeds from the sale go toward financing an art scholarship at Staff Six-Period Floater Added To Expand AHS Curriculum Kennedy Alerts Forces As Crisis Deepens In Tiny Kingdom Of Laos WASHINGTON aircraft carrier task force of the U. S. Seventh Fleet, believed to be carrying a 000-man reinforced Marine battalion, steamed into Southeastern Asia waters Saturday, the first step in'an alert of land, sea and air units brought on by the crisis in Laos. President Kennedy alerted U. S. forces for possible movement into Southeast Asia if further developments in the tiny, crisis-ridden kingdom makes this neces- sary. Troops- could be landed in Thailand, a U. S. ally m Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. Growing Communist advances into Laos were the subject of two conferences j Kennedy held Saturday with top advisors. While officials declined to disclose any specific moves called for by the president, it appeared likely U. S. I forces on Okinawa are involved. It was also understood that Ada High School students will'quired to hold 36 credits instead be "floating" for the first time j of the 32 formerly required for graduation. The "floater" system works this way: the first period is constant, but it will last only 55 minutes, as opposed to 70 minutes for the other classes. During the week, the student will be taking five subjects during four periods. He will accomplish this by meet- ing each class four times a week instead of five, leaving room for the.additional The first-period "constants" are next fall. Elton Stewart, Ada High princi- pal, this week revealed complete plans for the installation of a sys- tem known as the "six period floater" program for the 1962-63 school term. The change in scheduling was necessitated by a change in the requirements made by state au- thorities. The requirements f o r graduation were hiked so that high school graduates are now re- Bookkeeping, Typing I, English-TI, Speech II, American Literature, Spanish I and II. Prob- lems in American Democracy, American History, World History, Biology (two Chemistry, Plane Geometry, High School Arithmetic, Home Economics III, Shop II, Band, Choir, Basketball and Football. The first-period classes start at and continue to The second-period, classes will I be "floaters." They start at (and _end four L Ray Stegall Dies Suddenly L. Ray Stegall, 1314 South Stockton, East Central Stale Col- lege director of student teaching and former Pontotoc County su- perintendent, died suddenly at p. m. Friday in a local hos- pital. Mr. Stegall joined the Ada col- lege staff in 1945 as adviser in the veterans' program. Later he serv- ed as principal of Horace Mann, laboratory school of the college, and when this was closed and the school instituted the block system of student teaching, he became di- dector of student teaching and taught education classes. He was graduated from East Central State College in 1929 with a bachelor of science degree and received his master of education degree from Oklahoma State Uni- versity in 1939. He was awarded Phi Delt--> Kappa membership by OSU. Mr. Stegall was superintendent of Latta School for seven years, beginning in 1928. He then became Pontoloc Counly superintendent of instruction, a position he held "for 13 years before resigning to join the Oklahoma Department of Edu- cation. He was with the state de- partment 3 years, leaving there to become a member of the Ada college staff. Born Jan. 15, 1901 in Johnson City, Tex., to L. S. and Beatrice Tutt Stegall, he attended elemen- tary school in Stratford and was graduated from Ada High School. Mr. Stegall came with his parents to Ada in 1912. He and Miss Stella Medlock (Continued on Page Two) Old Appliance Causes Fire In Ada Home An old, unused appliance caused I a blaze that almost destroyed the home of Robert Parker, 102 East Park Drive, Saturday morning.. The fire broke out' in the mas- ter bedroom of the home after four-year-old Randy Parker at- tempted to'plung in an old appli- ance he discovered while cleaning out the carport. The elder Parker said the ap- pliance could not be identified. Randy tried to plug itin, but it apparently didn't work properly. He ran outside where his mother 'was, shouting that the thing had "shocked" him. Mrs. Parker went j into the house in time to see the fire start. When the fire department ar- rived, it was a virtual inferno.- The firemen managed to hold it mostly to the rear section of the house and the attic, but the entire, structure was affected by the smoke and water. The home is located at the east edge of Ada, just off Morrison Drive. Got Bad Name? Pick Another! By ERNEST THOMPSON If your name is Wilberforce Al- gernon Filtch III, the chances are you've, had fleeting thoughts of changing'the moniker to something a bit more simple. In fact, it doesn't even have be that bad. A national survey last year revealed at least 30 per cent of the American people aren't satisfied with their given names. With a little minor research in the matter, we find that residents of Ada are just about par for the course in that area. We found Barry who wanted to be Larry and Larry who wanted to be Gary. Harry or Terry. There was Ralph who wanted to be Na- thaniel and Mary who wanted to become Susan. The survey was taken from a two-pronged approach: (1) to dis- cover how many people do not like their given names; which names they prefer, and (2) how to go about changing them. The majority of. the men who wanted their names changed had names such as Carroll, Francis, Jewell or Lavern all monikers which could be confused with women's names. By- far the most popular alter- native was the name Bob. Next was Larry, followed by Bill, Jack, to Mike, Jim, Craig and John. In most cases, the dissatisfied name-bearers reverted to an old ruse they merely adopted initials. Thus, Bayard Palmer be- came B. P., John Breckinridge became j; B. and Dexter Ivester became D. I. Women, on the other hand, don't They, are stuck with-tneir given names. But, fortunately, the men come to their rescue. By being married, they can change their names to that of their husbands. Most women disliked the names Ellie, Susie, Margaret, Rose, Al- ma and Lula. More preferred were Elizabeth, Margo, Anne- Marie, Jeanne and.Louise. For those who "can't get rid of on Page Two) times a week to allow 12 credits with the five classes. Included in the second-period "floater" system will be Short- hand, Typing 1, American Liter- ature, English II, Speech III, Eng- lish Latin 1, French I, Russian I, Journalism, American History, World History, Zoology, Physical Science, Biology, Algebra II. Plane Geometry, Home Economics IV, Drafting I, and II, Glee Club (girls) and Physical Education. Then come the third-period from to. Office-Practice, General English Literature, English II, So- j ciology. Psychology (Second se-: American Spanish I, French I, World His- tory, American History.' Geogra- phy, Biology (Two Sol- id Geometry, Chemistry and Trig- onometry, Plane Geometry, Ad- vanced Foods, Shop III, Glee Club (boys) and Physical Educa- tion. The fourth period will come at! to and will include Shorthand, Typing I, English Lit- erature, English II, Speech II, American History, World Zoology (First Phy-j sics. Biology, Botany (Second Se-i Plane Geometry, bra I, Homemaking II, Drafting! II and III, Glee Club and Physical Education. Fifth-period classes come from 2 to and include Office Prac- tice. General Business, American Literature, English II, Problems i in Democracy, English II, I. Spanish II, Journalism, can History, World History, Biol- ogy, Art II, Algebra II. High School Arithmetic, Home Econom- ics IV and Physican Education'or Athletics. And, the final sixth period will have Bookkeeping, Typing I, (Continued on Page Two) Laos Troops Flee Across Siam Border VIENTIANE, Laos ing royal Laotian troops poured into Thailand Saturday before the advance of pro-Communist rebel battalions. The rebels claimed their drive carried them into the Mekong River town of Tanoun, only 24 miles west of the royal capital of Luang Praban'g. .A U.S. military source said of the pro-Western govern- ment's troops had fled into friendly Thailand without putting up a fight against a rebel offen- sive which has .surged more than 100 miles past the year-old cease- fire line.. The rebel "Voice" of in a -broadcast heard in Tokyo quot- ed by the New China 'News Agen- cy, said royal Laotian troops abandoned Tanoun and fled, pre- sumably across the Mekong Riv- er to join their comrades in Thai- land. Tanoun lies about 60 miles south of Houei Sai, key government point fall of which to the Reds was reported Friday. The reported capture of Tanoun added to royal government fears that, the rebels'are closing in'for an all-out attack' on Luang Pra- bang and on' the administrative capital of Vientiane to the south. The Defense Ministry charged So- viet-made' planes were rushing men and material to new-won ter- ritory in an apparent buildup for a further push. .In Vientieane, the government decided to proclaim a' state of siege throughout Laotian territory a formal move that can empower the Cabinet to declare total mo- bilization. A spokesman said the government also decided, to in- form the United Nations of the rebel sweep beyond the cease-fire line agreed on last year. -There was also talk of an attempt to resume negotiations among the three rival Laotian princes for a coalition regime. elements of the 7th Fleet, which has a total of about 125 ships, are being pulled together for pos- sible quick movement in the di- rection of Southeast Asia in addi- tion-to the task'force already dis- patched. Both White House conferences included Secretary of Slate Dean Rusk. Secretary of Defense Rob- ert 'S. McNamara and Gen. Ly- man L. Lemnitzer, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, as'well as various intelligence experts.. Officials said the consensus of those at the conferences, was that the Laotian crisis has become in- creasingly serious in the last 24 hours for two reasons: United States is unable to judge the intention of Commu- nist-supported -Pathet Lao troops which .breached a year-old Lao cease-fire last-week and-are still marching forward with" pro-West- falling _ MEDITATION long ago, probably in the dark agtf, a Mdiitie edu- cator decided final examination! should in the spring. Just as a young mans fancy lightly turns-to thoughts far removed from education, it's time to up for finals. As a result, the scene above is not uncommon. Larry Mayberry, an East Central student, very definitely has his mind on everything except, his text book while his friend, Anna Lee Smith, is deep in study. Final exams come up this week in high school and the. collegians, are already hitting the books in anticipation of the big tes'.s next week. A full graduation roundup is on pages 6 and 7 of this Staff Photo by Ernest back, someViri almost fumes and plunged 35 feet disorder. Soviet Union so far has failed completely'to respond to U.S. and British appeals for co- operation in bringing the fighting to an end and reviving negotia- tions for establishment of' a neu- tralist government in Laos. The' Laotian -crisis holds grave implications -for Thailand and for neighboring South Viet Nam, where the United "States is already Well Mishap Kills Visiting Youth An Arizona youth being lower- ed by rope into-a water well Fri- day near Wapanucka lost'his life after he was-overcome by leading from the-well pump to They fashioned. the hay. hook the Brittain home.. grapple the to the. bottom. Recovery attempts were com- plicated when two men-at-the scene lowered a lantern that ex- ploded about 10 feel from the top of the well. Richard George Norman, 17, Casa De Grande, was killed while working on a water well at the L. H. Brittain farm, one mile south of Wapanucka. The accident happened at 3" heavily engaged in" .assisting anti-j p m. Friday. Communist forces to battle rebel j Brittain a neighbor, Sib- guerrillas. At the same time, it was learned that the United States has asked neutralist Prince Souvanna Phouma, now in -Paris, to return to Laos at once. If political nego- tiations could be resumed, Sou- vanna-Phouma would 'be a key figure and Kennedy 'and Rusk ap- parently hope to use his influence for restoration of the cease fire. The pro-Western government strongman. Gen; Phoumi Nosavan who previously was 'reported re- luctant to support the coalition re- gime project, is now said to have advised U.S. officials he favors negotiations. But authorities here privately concede that 'his bar- gaining position has been consid- erably weakened-by failure of'his (Continued on Page Two) bey Pruell, were lowering Nor- man by rope into the well. .Norman was to repair a pipe CLEANUP is the rear of the Robert Parker home after fire swept through it Saturday morning. Rubble from the burned rooms is stacked outside door; Chief Dudley Younj to the. camera) supervised_the cleanup operations as one of his firemen rips.'off-part of the roof to 'finishing touches on.the (NEWS Staff ...'_He '.was' standing on "a stidt-.' tied to the the "rope. About three feet from the-top- of.the.well he lost consciousness, and plunged past the pump and 35 feet below. There was eight- feet of water in the well. Brittain reported Norman re- mained unconscious in the water. Rescue attempts were thwart- by the darkness of the well. The two men decided to lower a lantern attached to a rope. But the lantern flamed and ex- ploded a few feet from the top of the well and burned for a few minutes. After the flames died out'the men returned to try again. Kenneth Ruben, Johnson Coun----- ty sheri'ffr'who''ifivestigated the accident; said fumes in the well most likely came from an'under- ground... butane tank about 25 feet away. He said an old abandoned coal mine might also have seeped through the strata and into the well. Norman had been staying with a friend, Flois Belcher, near Wapanucka. He had gone to the Brittain farm to help repair the water pipe. Norman's body was taken to the Keith Funeral Home in Atoka Friday. An autopsy was performed on the body Satur- day morningl City's Playground Opens Door June 4 The annual Ada Playground program is set for 1962. Craig McBroom, director, of athletics at Ada High School, announced this week the Playground will start June 4 and continue through July. The program is available to practically all age groups again this year and offers such varied activities as ten- Dual Trouble Doesn't Bother Helpful Trio It was a double-trouble-shooting day but the boys from Byng were equal to it. The NEWS Thursday published a "Letter to the Editor" from a Lawton doctor, praising two un- identified boys and their instruc- tor who helped him get 'his car rolling again'after he ran into me- chanical difficulty on the high- way. Turns 'out the trio were from Eyng High School Dean Tyler and Rodney Horton, both juniors, and Vernon Stokes, instructor of an auto mechanics class in which the boys are enrolled....... They were on their way back from a trouble-shooting contest (sponsored by Okla- homa City when'they saw the im- mobilized physician. Dr. Leslie T. Hamm, He was on his way to Lawton on an emergency call, he .told the Byngsters. This was about five miles south of Moore: The boys pitched in at once to avoid the delay of having the car towed to a garage.. Young Tyler and Horton found quickly, Stokes notes: a by-pass hose under the air conditioner's compressor had blown The .boys had their tools with them for the contest: so they took occasion to shoot some ".more (Continued on Page Two) (V nis and tumbling, weight- lifting and gymnastics. The Playground will be in oper- ation five days a week from 1 to G p. m. The high school portion will be conducted by McBroom. It will consist of tumbling, gymnastics, track and field events, agility drills, weightlifting. and a general Chances Look Little Better WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Kennedy's proposal for tax withholding on dividends and in- terest has improved its position in the Senate Finance Committee, Democratic members said Satur- day, but- is -still far from being out of the woods! Sen. Paul H.- Douglas, D-HL. told a reporter things are looking up for. the plan in view of the Kennedy administration's vigor- bus push for it this past week. The President he said were physical fitness program all at Ada High. Don Summers, football coach at Ada Junior High, will head, a sim- ilar -program at high school. Both high school and junior-high' students are eligible for the; conducted by Earl Bingamon, instructor at Ada. Junior High and head tennis coach for the Ada system. The main portion of the summer temiis program will be-the instruc- tion offered to young players, from the seventh grade through senior high' school. 'The' instruc- tion will- be held at the Ada High courts and possibly'other courts if enough interest is shown.. McBroom. plans to take -a full delegation of. Ada youngsters to the annual. Junior A: A; U. tourna- ment at Lawton on June 9. The track and field tournament in- cludes boys from grade, school- through high school and. Ada should have one of -the state's strongest entries'in tfie meet; Ada teams: have won the championship several'times'. The Summer Playground pro- gram is sponsored: and financed by- the -Ada Community' Chest: Hugh Warren is-the .treasurer, of the Playground portion answered what misconceptions about the proposal at his news conference Wednesday. Secretary of the Treasury Doug- las Dillon took up the cudgels for the proposal .in his testimony Thursday and Friday, closing Sen- ate committee hearings on the tax revision bill. Douglas said he felt Dillon had refuted completely the points made against withholding. However, Sen. Eugene J. M- in a sep- arate interview .that the provision probably is in worse 'shape on the floor, than. it.Is in. committee.. McCarthy -noted .that all sena- tors have received a flood of mail opposing the plan from savers and investors, and said that even some administration: supporters have' sent replies committing themselves 'against it. A thoughtful wife is one who has 'the.pork chops ready when her husband comes home from a fish- Gen, Fea. Corp.) ;