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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Sur. enough it happened some confused lady called the NEWS to ask how come the tornado warning sirens were blowing like crazy when it was a beautiful day outside it all goes to show you should read the NEWS Another Adan Wins College Scholarship Details On Page 11 EVENING Walker Wins Fifth Game, Raps Homer; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 60 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Air Crash Kills 20 Americans Navy Transport Explodes While Feet Up E8ERSBURG, Germany A four-engine U.S. Navy plane on a secret mission exploded, crashed and burned today, killing all 27 persons aboard. U.S. authorities at the scene said at least 20 bodies- were recovered. A spokesman at Atlan- tic Fleet Air Force headquarters at Norfolk. Va., said there were 27 and disclosed the classified na- ture of the flight. An Air Force spokesman in Germany had said the plane was on a routine train- ing flight. A U.S. Army spokesman in Mu- nich said the plane, a WV2 Con- stellation, was believed to have blown up in the air because the tail section was found several j miles from the main wreckage. The plane was based in Rota, Spain, and had flown to Frankfurt. It was out on a flight from Frank- furt but had planned to return there before taking off for Spain. The plane plummeted in an open field near this south Bavarian town. Many Germans reported hear- ing a loud explosion. Several Ger- mans said they saw the big plane roll over in the air several times before crashing. First to reach the scene was the mayor of Markt Schwaben. He said he and other would-be rescuers were unable to get close to the plane because of the flames. German fire fighters fin- ally brought the fire under con- trol. Roads leading into this rural area were jammed by long lines of automobiles, attracted by the explosion and blaze. The U.S. Air Force European headquarters at Wiesbaden iden- tified the plane as a Navy trans- port flying between Rota, Spain, and Frankfort. An alarm brought 14 German fire engines to the scene 10 miles east of Munich close to the vil- (Continued on Page Two) Power Failure Hits Section Ot City Today The south and southwest sec- tions of Ada were without elec- tric power from to this morning when a "jumper" on a junction pole broke, opening a 000 volt line in the system. THROWN An Ardmore cowboy driving north into Roff about last .night missed the sharp curve where SH'12 swings east toward Ada and found himself and his '61 Olds upside down in the ditch. Robert F. Bolinger, shown here with his unruly mount, admitted to be- ing shaken up a little but said he felt no worse than after riding some broncs he had known. Most of his trouble, he said, came from trying to find the lgmtion key to cut off the engine while everything was topsy-turvy. (NEWS Staff Vote Looks Scant In Ada, Pontotoc County Some Precincts Report Turnout Runs 50 Per Cent Less Than That Of May 1 By ERNEST THOMPSON Pontotoc County voters were going to the polls in light to moderate numbers Tuesday morning to decide the issue in the Democratic runoff primary election. A spot check of scattered polling places revealed a lighter vote than that of the May 1 primary, at similar times. One precinct reported the voting was lagging 50 per cent behind the May 1 pace, but another said it was about the same. Over-all, it appears the total will fall be- low the votes cast May 1. The rural boxes are always more consistent than the precincts. They re- voyng as Council Approves Trust Authority wil decide four By GEORGE GURLEY Ada now has a trust, the Ada Public Works Authority. The trust, a new approach for this city to municipal financing, was officially launched at Mon- day night's City Council meeting, No opposition was voiced to the formation of the trust and APWA has smooth sailing. City Council- men, who also serve as trustees, recessed the council meeting and I ported I usual. County voters j runoff elections. Robert W. Ford and Allen G. Nichols are battling for the Dem- ocratic nomination for the state senate post from Pontotoc and Seminole counties. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Rigsby. Hester Race Twin threats of weather and Clive Rigsby and' Jay W. Hes-, forest fire smoke dissolved today ter are the runoff opponents Project Mercury officials the project: He will also serve as i Councilman of state representative j were that astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter could be Threats End; Orbit Attempt Set Thursday those who want paving and who don't. Each block will then [ne candidates for sheriff. engineer for the trust which will j council had an obligation to both number two. be responsible for construction of thnspi a lift station and large outfall lines to serve the growing area. In other matters, the council waded through an impressive agenda which pushed the meeting well into the night. Smith and Burl Griffin arej launched on his orbital flight be handled as an individual F Q Jones and Bobj Thursday. Several members of the paving AustcU made the runoff jp ihs u y k sat as trustees to handle their dally requested formation of a new paving district. Streets in- _ committee, also asked the council jbent Austcn js running for re. fires was not settling in this area Bill McKeel, chairman of the; to require concrete streets in all on thc county Ieve, The' s fearcd They said chamber of commerce paving committee, was present and offi- first business. They hired the Oklahoma City legal firm of Tirsh and Harkins as legal advisors on the first project. They hired the firm of R. J. Edwards as financial ad- visor and hired Harry Huletl Jr., Oklahoma City, as engineer for that portion of the Hillsdale sewer project which will be constructed by the trust. The projected sewer program will actually be handled in two parts. Property owners will par- ticipate in a regular assessment district. Hulett was also retained as the engineer on this portion of eluded in the district were listed in Sunday's edition of the NEWS. This is the sixth district to be formed in the city under the resolution method and is the largest district yet projected. It includes some Wk blocks of paving. Councilmen gave the go- ahead to the new district, ex- tending Hulett's contract to cover the Councilmen made no changes in suggested streets. They did, however, require that every por- tion of the district go in on a strictly "paving block" basis. Foreign Trade Grabs Spotlight In Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) The ad- Stonewall and Harden City were also affected by the break. G. G. "Pete" Chapman, speak- ing for said the break oc- curred at a junction pole south of the cement plant. The line turns a corner at this point, Chapman explained, and the jumper, a short piece of wire used to make the turn, broke under vibration caused by high winds. i ministration's labor manage- ment conference, already charac- terized by one Cabinet member as "a very great success turns today to the topics of auto- mation and foreign trade. Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg put the success label on the meeting, officially titled the "White House Conference on Eco- nomic at a banquet Mon- day night attended by the 200 con OKLAHOMA Fair and cool- er west portion partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms east this afternoon and early to- night: generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Cooler east and south tonight and cast Wednes- day: low tonight 45 northwest to SO southeast; high Wednesday 75-85. High temperature in Ada Mon- day was 87: low Monday night, reading at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 70. practical and unwise." The guides were stoutly defended in other quarters and Prof. John P. Lewisfarm tycoon indicted for fraud and theft, died with Marshall. Marshall tor and investigator in Texas for the government's cotton allotment program. He' had. been looking into Estes' cotton allotments. Dist. Atty. Bryan Russ had in- vited Freeman to appear before the-grand jury here if the secre- tary, had any new evidence. Free- man, in a telegram, advised coun- ty officials "We know of none here who may have any firsthand knowledge. We are continuing to check and if any names (are) found -will advise you, as we want you to have pur' full cooperation in this matter." Marshall was found dead on his farm near here! He had been shot with a trait-action' rifle. Justice of the Peace Lee Fafmer returned an inquest verdict of suicide. A few hours after the grand jury reopened the investigation Judge Barren ordered the disin- terment He said he acted at the request of Russ and with the con- sent of Marshall's widow. A state chemist, a ballistics ex- pert and a pathologist were to examine the remains. The district attorney said new evidence obtained by -the grand jury' prompted the autopsy. He gave no details. Judge .Barren said that through the can determine whether this-is murder or not." ;