Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 58 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1962 36 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Campaign Enters Stretch Run; Atkinson, Gary Running Hard hert is a part of the loot recovered by county and city officers Friday as they broke up a teen-age burglary in Ada and Pontotoc County. Ed Atkinson of the Ada Police Dept. inspects some of the stolen property while Deputy Sheriff Cecil Smith looks on. The sheriff's of- fice and city police combined their efforts in the investi- gation. Three county youths, aged 12, 17 and 18 were arrest- ed. They were still in custody Saturday, but. no charges have been filed. Scores of stolen items were recovered. ___ Fair Board Plans County Building Plans for a new fairgrounds-centered livestock sales arena and agricultural building were announced for the first time this week by the County Fair Board. Bill Thompson, Jesse, board president, said construc- tion on the new building would begin sometime in the Attend Rally In Ada For Atkinson By ERNEST THOMPSON A giant barbecue highlighted last week's political activity -in Pontotoc County as state and local candidates headed into the home stretch of the Democratic primary campaign. The day of decision is Tuesday when voters across the state troop to the polls to decide win- ners of the runoff election, who in turn, will become the Democratic nominees for the general elec- tion in the fall. The big event here last week was a .district rally'at Glenwood Park '.where. W. P. Bill Atkinson spoke to more than people in behalf, of his candidacy for governor. Atkinson and his opponent, for- mer governor Raymond Gary, have made frequent appearances Jin Ada, but .the biggest-turnout of the campaign was-Thursday night at the Atkinson barbecue. Atkinson used the occasion toj plug for his own program and re-j turn the fire of Gary and Okla- homa City publisher E, K. Gay- lord, He branded a charge that he Three Crashes Keep Officers Busy In City A 74-year-old Ada man was hos- pitalized after one of a series of three accidents Friday. Injured was Roland E. Hisle, 74. 900 East Seventh. Police re- ported Misle "droveTiis" car. into a parked vehicle in the 500 block of North Highland at p.m. Friday. The parked car was own- thrWh future just east of the present livestock barns. The newly elected fair board has considered the idea of a coun- ty seat livestock arena at t h e grounds for about a year, said Thompson. The project was proposed in 1961, but a lack of county funds prohibited the construction.1 "We are hoping for help from the '-county this said Thompson. -will present-the- architect plans and our lowest bid- ders cost appraisal to the exise joard as soon as we get both." If funds are not available North Highland, Hisle was taken to Valley View Hospital. He was discharged Sat- urday morning. Police charged him with reckless driving, and in Municipal Court Saturday Judge Jim Gassaway continued the case "subject to call." A little earlier, at a, m. Friday, Vern L. Newlund, 71, Route 3, Ada, driving west on East Main, slowed down and was hit from the rear by David Earl Hochman, 18, Route 1, Ada, Hoch- man was charged with following too dose and forfeited bond in Municipal Court. Saturday. Third accident Friday came at p. m. in the 100 block of West Twelfth. Police said George Spurlock, 58, 926 East Thirteenth, backed from a parking place and struck a car driven by Vernon C. Walker, 38, Box 295, Ada. Spur- lock pleaded guilty to charges of improper backing and driving without a license and was fined on -each count Pleading, guilty in Municipal Court Saturday to charges of public' drunkenness' and fined were Elmer Nichols. Orville C. Hensley, Jack Cornish, and Frankie Tomlinson, Also pleading guilty and fined were Jerry Penniogton, vagrancy, Odis Leon Parker, vagrancy, Arlie Boyd Kennedy, driving while intoxicated, no driver's license, and illegal transporta- tion of an open bottle of liquor, son, then the board will finance it through the Rural Area Develop- ment Earl Bell, rural building special- ist from Oklahoma State Univer- sity, visited with county officials about the project two weeks ago. "Bell is drawing up the plans to our specifications. now and will send them to us this said Thompson, The combined livestock arena and agriculture building will serve two purposes. "First it will provide the coun- ty a place to hold registered live- stock sales, dispersal sales and dairy Thompson empha- sized, "Then it wll give us a building to hold meetings for the home demonstration clubs around the. county, extension meetings and 4-H meetings." The sales arena would adjoin the meeting room. The building would be similar to the Pony Palace, located three miles northwest of Ada on SH 13. The arena part would be 50 by 80 feet and the overall building would encompass 50 by 110 feet. A percentage of the-sales pro- ceeds would go to the fair board. With.these monies the board hopes to contribute more to the expan- sion and upkeep' of the grounds. The board says the. demand for a centrally located sales. arena has been strong in the..past. County Agent Cy Hailey, secre Uary. of the said .seven re- (Atkinson) favored doing away with homestead exemption a Be. Atkinson said a letter sent out by Gary indicated that Atkinson had come out in favor of repealing homestead exemption. He said the letter, was a "malicious lie" and took a stand for continuing home- stead exemption. Atkinson also answered charges by. The. Daily Oklahoman. He said Gaylord's .opposition to his candidacy stems, from a fighl over the annexation of Midwest City to. Oklahoma City. Atkinson Forfeiting bond on charges to Md livestock sales in speeding were Jerry Eugene tne county were received at his Hughes, Charles Darby, Offjce.last year. .Unfortunately, Jie Paul David Roan, said_ there was; no place-in, the sa_ ere was no p Daymond Dale Ennis, charged COUntyto hold them. tth nDeratin? a vehicle with im- A 1 3. __ __ with operating a vehicle with im- proper mufflers, pleaded innocent, was found guilty and fined announced his intention of- ap- pealing to the county court and was granted a 10-day appeal bond. R. A. Byrd pleaded innocent to charges of driving while intoxi- cated and reckless driving. He was found guilty of the former charge and fined but found in- nocent of reckless driving and ac- quitted. Gary Guynn Cooper, charged with speeding, pleaded innocent, was found guilty, fined and the fine suspended. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy through Sunday night; isolated afternoon and nighttime thun- mainly west por- tion: little change in tempera- lures; Jow tonight 5S-70; high Sunday 85-90. A good indoor arena would at- tract numerous livestock sales, the board contends. don't provide our !own county livestock arena to attract .some good purebred said Hailey. He" continued by saying that such a project would bring in money to the county. "This is an area of livestock marketing that could use such a Hailey "The pro- posed building-would also be' a central location-'-.for agricultural groups to meet as well as any other group-that would care to use the facility." Thompson explained the sales would be held- mostly for register- ed herds of cattle and horses. He said the East Central Quarter Horse Association, for example, would welcome such a location to hold their sales. "We-don't want to make.'it sound like''it's all for .the live- stock sales Thompson commented; "There's a need for (Continued on Page Two) was for it, and. Atkinson's side The rally of people from southern Okla- homa. Delegations were here from Hughes, Seminole, Coal, Pot- tawatomie, Atoka, Murray, John- ston, Garvin and other counties. It was Atkinson's largest rally, according to Bob Bennett, the At- kinson campaign manager, in this county and it was the only ma- jor event held here during the runoff campaign. In the first primary election, May 1, Gary received a large plurality in this county. He polled votes to Atkinson's George Nigh was given votes and Fred Harris was fourth with Preston J. Moore poll- ed 812. Nigh and Moore have joined At- kinson's campaign..-They appear- ed here Thursday at the Atkinson rally. Over-all, the governor's attracted voters in Pontotoc County on May -1. Fcur local runoff races, five other state' races and two state questions will also be on the coun- ty ballot Tuesday. local state senate race, Robert W. Ford, Ada, is opposed by Allen G. Nichols, Wewoka. Ford carried the 'district, .com- posed of Pontotoc and Seminole counties, in the first election by a to margin over Nichols, A close third was Virgil Medlock. Fitzhugh, whose votes will decide the issue Tuesday. Ford carried Pontotoc County and Nichols led .in Seminole 'in the first election; Ford led Nichols here by, to and Nichols State's Financial Pfight Is In Hands Of Voters; Candidates Views Differ OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Democrats will pick a nominee for governor next Tuesday, and may also decide how to solve the state's financial plight.' Former Gov. Raymond Gary, 54, is pitted against Mid- west City builder W. P. Atkinson, 55, in a runoff cam- paign which has become increasingly bitter but apparent- ly has not stirred up much public interest. Gary, trying to become the first Oklahoma governor to serve two terms, proposes to increase finances by float- ing a million highway bond issue. Atkinson pro- poses to hike sales taxes from 2 to 3 cents; raising an- other S27 million a year; An million deficit left by the last legislature plus demands for more highways, higher teach- er salaries and other increases, caused both candidates to advo- cate additional revenue. Normally the Democratic nomi- nation is tantamount to election in Oklahoma. But Republicans have dormitory project at Central Building on campus ilone amounts to more than State Collese one of the building project! For a look at some other projects in Ada, see page six of in Ada, during the midst of a construction boom, this Staff Big Construction Boom Changes Face Of Ada -By GEORGE- GURLE-V l-tion -in -the the kri'cts future- to: Upward the r construction of a, TOJW today in the' midst'of a! -new tals lodge hall. It will cosUn the vici- class- room facilities at. the Hor- 'ace'Manri.'4Fine north, of .the new dorm, is 'underway. It will be'the.'shop and maintenance headquarters for the' campus and will represent.-an outlay of somej building.bpom of amazing figures .are able' but-current and .programmed construction indicates a figure well in excess of Educational construction pro- vides the biggest category and by far the-.-biggest'slice of this con-. struction is underway or program-! Still in the seven- figure church ition .tap': TheTirst Nazarene Church 'has. announced a building program. St. Church is. al- ready underway on .construction of. a new. church which will pass med at East Central' State Col- lege. At the -college, more -than .in' construction .is now in progress :or planned in the im- mediate future; is the :bracket, is the new pollution lab. Construction costs are not avail- able'but the new facility will un- doubtedly represent an expense in excess of Local residents sometimes for- price'tag on the huge new dor-j get that another huge construe- mitory and dining and kitchen Ition program has been underway construction.. The -new -adminis-un thi.s area years and tration building and expansion 'of .the end is.not yet in1 Several the library represent an invest- conservancy districts are now ment of more than There j planned or 'functioning in this is another bloc of.funds. which .will see substantial alter'a- county. Work..now underway ..or programmed'in'these various dis- the mark. The Central Church of Christ is .interested "-in moving away from its historic EastMain Street loca- tion and'would .'like to build in'an- other location. The First-Baptist Church next Tuesday night plans to hold a bid letting .for its new educational building. This unit -represents, a cost of some The, Salvation Army. plans ex- pansion of-the Citadel at'more than Members of the Ada Masonic Lodge 119 are working nity of and will be located on 'a of Ada. A host of changes' are under- way .in the general, downtown j a strong candidate this'year in Henry Bellmen and are girding for a big attempt this fall to elect their first governor. There are five other statewide Democratic runoff races to be set- tled Tuesday. Oklahoma's registered Republicans will -take very little part in the runoff elec- tion. They can vote on two proposed constitutional in- crease legislative salaries and pro- vide for continuity in government have no runoffs except a few local ones. The other five state races have Leo Winters against Wilbur'n Cart- wright .for. lieutenant governor; Charles, Nesbitt against Tom Brett for attorney general; .A. F.- Shaw against Pat Flanigan for auditor; Cowboy Williams' against Glen 'H. Key arid John' C. Briscoe against W. T. Bill Hughes for commissioner of labor. Size of the :vote is considered' a key factor in the 'governor's race. Louie of the state'Election. Board is estimat- ing less than half of' the 928.435 Construction has begun on- the .registered Democrats will'turn new Building. The end in sight'for the huge new Hump-1 Pay Raise For Legislators Is On Ballot 'OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) For the second time in two years leg- islators are asking the people for a pay raise. One of the two constitutional amendments to be voted on Tues- day -would increase legislative pay- to 'a month, plus a day when present during the session. During a two-year period, a leg- islator now earns about Un- der the proposed amendment this would be more than doubled, total- ing. if he had perfect at- tendance during the session. This was rejected, yes votes to no votes. Lawmakers now get 10 cents a mile travel expenses for weekly trips to and from the capitol. This would be -.reduced, to the '7 cents drawn- -by. other-.' state The' legislatlvei-pay :amendment also would.limit the' length of reg- ular 9L.days, and that of special sessions to 20 days. Un- der .the, proposal, the governor could extend mere- ly ordering a'special session. All three major- candidates for governor Democrats Raymond Gary and.W. Atkinson, and Republican Henry endorsed the pay, raise proposal, to be voted out. He pegs the vote ty-Dumpty S u p e r m a r k e t at i This is about 100.000 fewer ,d Democrats than voted in the primary. A vote'of over continuity m government law. Fourteenth and South Broadway.! Homer Belew. This construction is now in progress and will give the local department .store. 50 feet of Main Street frontage. 000 or less would virtually assure Gary of the nomination. Such a law was passed in 1959, but the attorney general held later it did not conform with the-con- Tulsa Ada's Biggest Paving District Comes Before Council Tomorrow LU L.U11Y Ultt LLLUCUI Ul. A.UJIJU The-Bryan .brothers and city. The former completed their grand opening nor opposes constitutional re- the new B B Drug. apportionment which would give cities more voice in the legisla-. ture, while Atkinson supports it Polling hours next Tuesday are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the cities, and The largest paving district in Ada ever, offered under the-.rcso- lution- method- of .paving will -be presented, to Ada's City Council- Monday night. The Paving Committee, of the Ada Chamber of .'Commerce'met Monday at the Aldridge Hotel un- der McKeel. The'.'g'foup voted to submit a dis-, tr'ict.'tq the council, -containing proximately 51 blocks of paving. Dfficial action, remains Se'm'inole 'County. ln.the' race for staU representa- j -number .two. -Chve-. Rigsby. The committee also approved Council to require polled had on'-May-l; Otto' Strick- land came in third with .and (Continued on Pagei Two) The new ,paving, district con- tains areas never before included in va'-district.'-Other blocks have died under protest. McKeelpoint- ed out that no street was- included in the projected district.except on request1 at' least' one or more property owners-on the street. Recommended-for paving are: Gardenia, Francis east to end bf-street; to Bev- erly; Francis, Beverly to Arling- ton; Highland, Sixth to Arlington; Ninth Fifteenth, Mississippi to and' Ash to Fifteenth to Arling- -.Seventeenth, Country Club to Morrison Drive; F.-irst, Johnston Second, Johnston to Cherry; Hickory 'to 'Ash; Broadway Seventh, '-Townsend; Constant, Eighth to Chejv Twelfth-'' fy, Main to Tenth; Eighteenth Oak to Hickory, Main to Ash, Main to Twelfth; Seventeenth, Townsend to John- ston. .Ash, .Eighteenth to Nirrteenth; Ninteenth, Johnston to Oak; Oak, Twentieth to Twenty-third; Twen- Stockton to High School; -P-ark-.Drive, Eighteenth-to Co.n- stanti' Constant', Broadway, to ex- paving. east; Francis, Or- chard -to- Beverly; Seventh, Hope to' Turner; Alley between Thir- teenth and Fourteenth from Broad- way'f to Alley, .between' Fourteenth and 'Fifteenth 'from to Townsend, Alley, north'and' south, off'Twelfth, be- tween 'Broadway and and Alley, between and Thirteenth .from Rennie to.. Con- stant.' the new B B Drug. Within- the -immediate -future, the Corner Drug will'also'-'consoli- date with B B. J. Kent Smith will then take the location of the Corner Drug. Florian Smith, own- er and operator of the well known jewelry firm, says extensive al- teration will be necessary in the move. Tod and Barbara Mack- enzie will then move the Gift House to the building vacated by the Smith move. A new front has just been-in- 'aiy L11C iii viv- Gary is strongest in towns and stitution. Thus the attempt to rural is likely amend .the constitution. If the amendment is approved, a new law presumably will be passed setting up a formula for succession to.public.office'.in case of a disaster. It also would be ex- pected to carry other provisions for continuing state government in case of disaster. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the rural pre- j The 1959 law encompassed only cincts. j the legislative branch of govern- In the first primary May 1 Gary mentf out under the proposed at-. other branches could be included. litsiu UL 16. uc AiUfUbu go far there has been little con- votes, while Atkinson with j trbversy over the proposal. About barely edged three others for the tne Only. tub-thumping for it has got almost twice the vote of At-, kinson and romped far'ahead in a field'of 12: He received stalled on the front of And, in fact, this entire blockkTwo of three Lt Gov' have completed the .-handsome new Diamond Shop, located in the site occupied for .many years by O'Neal's 'Bill Lee is forging-ahead with construction work at his new headquarters, at the. intersection of Main and--Constant.- The Southwest Bulk Handlers are still planning a new headquar- ters, and ..operations, installation 'for this firm. This-building will be located on a site on-SH owned by'the near .Ideal Cement Co. A "new lounge'is now.abuilding (Continued on Page Two) Propane War m A price war betw.een propane dealers Eontotpc... County flared1, up once again "this- week after a troublesome two-year lull. The drastic cut in consumer rates was brought on by compet- itive pressure from dealers out- side the county, according to lo- cal gas companies. The war officially .began -I -li-i s week when almost .every, county. propane Tetailer cut below; t h! e mutually, agreed 'consumer', rate. Prices were., slashed -from the, regular centsj per-.gallon-vto as low as three cents.' the, companies are Celling at' six; cents a_ gallon. t_ 'war- begins gas dealers when supply is heavy and the demand low. "This is the time of year whole- sale dealers are loaded with over- supplies of gas.due to decreased u r i n g warmer- spring''and- -summer, ,1 _ I.'.''-' This is what happened, say lp- of the'county are.not so much to j eventually'lose the., service of lo- blame..Instead.'he pointed ger-at.the- big major This..ioss. he-explained, .would "That's-, what they1 want'us''to bring.-'in the majors-with a'.raise cal dealers, when three; weeks ago Eldridge Propane; and Epple Propanej' to- six cents a-.gallon and .began "to push, for- more 'business in -Pon- 'totoc County. reaction by -local- dealers. measure that nught look good'for I'.'''It "'di'dn't'take long for'the'rest t the -retailer.- same problem .naturally. .-His-, customers won't buy, r.-. historically retailer scrambles--for -the. b'iggest piece of pie hoping'to sell more gas by .during .the. low of .us to-go deal- er. "We-just -followed T to--'nvee't .'the. whole things "-rather, confusing: Eldridge, in Stratford explains that's why he-went down .too. "They want us to fight. among' ourselves, cut'. our prices and go out of.'business. _ nnly' solution' 'is' together" to offer price to' the.customer ..and'not one that will cutiour .own-..thr6ats. .You 'can't mate'a living- frankly selling, at-these prices, especially during the The: dealer.'contiriued ;by.-'saying customers ,-must'-expect--to. pay a dealer, '.for-' gas- or they in prices higher than ever before and poorer service to the consum- er..; '.There 'are approximately propane users in Pontotoc County. .i.From. where each sits -he 'can 'observe with ;a7certain -comforta- ble feeling during, the; summer months1 that-he won't1-be-hurt of-'the war's out- come! -There was such a'-wa'r. two years apparently -no runoff. has made slash- ing attacks, on Gary during the three-week runoff campaign, re- viving a scandal and a Tulsa road-building investigation" which were" outgrowths of. his' previous administration from, 1955 to 1959. Gary refers to the opposite camp as "a three ring circus." He has. campaigned vigorously that'Oklahoma does" not can't -raise taxes. He says his. issue will, not only make it. possible- tO' launch the biggest highway-building pro- gram -in- but-also'-will free funds to provide .increases'-- for schools, colleges and .mental in- stitutions. It could be paid off, he says, from increases in revenue from present taxes. says'Gary is trying to deceive the .people by advocating a phony'bond issue which will nev- er be approved .by .the peopled He says "another'penny sales tax 'will finance.-; -a -progressive program which-.-; Oklahoma desperately ne'eds, without: losing .millions on interest or saddling .the state.with a big debt After leaving office in January, Gary returned to- his farm near Madill.and ;his gasoline job- ber'business. He says'he.wants to complete-; gram and to 'give: 'benefit of his long experience state senator and: governor. Atkinson-was supported by Gary in-1958. He (Continued on Pi'gt Two) come from the state Civil Defense. Prisoner Tries To Take Own Life A.prisoner in the county jail at- tempted suicide .by taking poison Saturday morning and was still .in serious condition late Saturday afternoon; Willie Lemons, about 20, Ada, swallowed rat poison containing arsenic about a. m. Satur- day, according to Sheriff Oren Phillips: .'.'He was "taken to Valley View Hospital'by ambulance. Hospital authorities said he.had vomited some of the poison; that' his stomach had been washed out .on arrival at the., hospital 'and that he appeared to have a fair chance of though it was too early to be .Lemons was being held on a charge of second- degree for- gery, -County Attorney Pat Hot. .man said.; ..Sheriff .Phillips -said: he did not know how Lemons obtained the poison. Wife: "Wasn't it disgusting the way those men. stared at that girl getting on the (Copr. Gen.