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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Carpenter's Story Tops Science Fiction P3n ferret anv Dart 'It ooened UD. too. new vistas The really alarming part came ships, in _the, planned recovery and waited for help ______ of it. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. CAP) i -before he can forget any part -Malcolm Scott Carpenter.lived to tell a stranger-than-fiction story he orbited the earth three times, overshpt his landing by 250 miles and vanished for 41 And then, probably on Sunday, He will be returned here for a news clinical -dis- cussion-of the most dramatic bit minutes. of space fiction yet to come true. Plucked by helicopter from a! To the scientists, the engineers dinghy in the lonely Atlantic j and the space medicine workers Thursday, Carpenter, a Navy lieu-i who monitored of tenant commander, was taken late Thursday night to Grand Turk Island in- the Bahamas for an emotional reunion with the -first American to go into orbit, Marine Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr. In relative isolation, he will tell the almost-five-hours-long flight; this was a major milestone on the way to the moon. The .mission .brought to light new hazards of miss- ing landing target areas by wide margins, .for point- toward solutions of some of icians and spacecraft technicians the problems of man in space. and on to the field all-day missions.' The launching .of 'It opened up, too. new vistas of voyage by satellite. It may even .have advanced the United States manned space pro- gram beyond the.phase of three- or even five-or seven-orbit flights, of 18-orbit, Carpenter's Aurora 7 spacecraft .at a.m. Eastern Standard Time-Thursday was a perfect one. The orbit into which the Atlas vehicle inserted the capsule was near the ideal. And the orbital flight itself, as ticked off in Carpenter's reports, seemed almost. routine in spite of nagging little problems that kept cropping up. The really alarming part came after the Navy lieutenant com- mander' fired the retro-rockets that would retard his speed suf- ficiently to make the capsule drop out of orbit and descend through the atmosphere. area 800 miles southeast of here. The craft might have been burned to a cinder. It simply disappeared. Aurora at a wrong an- gle at the time the' braking rock- ets were fired, simply went" into Normally the heat of re-entry, a longer, shallower descent than the ionization1 of Ihe air in front j would have been the case had it of the spacecraft, cuts off in more steeply into the at- communicatipn .for a minule or two. Glenn experienced, a com: munications blackout at this stage ot his historic flight of last Feb. 20. But Carpenter's craft, struck mosphere. It plopped into the ocean off Anegada Island, north of the Virgin Islands and about miles southeast of Florida. Carpenter methodically eased himself out of the floating space- dumb at the p.m. re-entry, j craft and into a rubber dinghy. never regained its- voice. Nor did Aurora 7 become visible to the Then, while the world wondered what had happened to him, he sat It was not long in coming, real- to millions of keyed-up observers it seemed an eternity. A homing-beacon, part of'the Mer- cury -spacecraft-rescue equipment, caught the attention of a Navy Neptune search plane 41 minutes after the capsule had gone silent on re-entry. At -p.m.- the" Navy craft sighted the capsule and was able to send out the glad news that the astronaut was aboard his raft, waving his -arms vigorously and therefore apparently in health. good A helicopter took Carpenter, to the carrier Intrepid, from which delivered him .to Grand Turk Island. The destroyer Pierce picked up Aurora 7 and took it to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, for airlift later to Cape Canaveral. At Grand same island to which Glenn was taken after his Mercury was met with an embrace by Glenn and a warm handshake by another fellow astronaut, Navy Cmdr. Walter M. Schirra. Carpenter was sure to get a big welcome here, 'both space-minded Florida from -the communi- ties and from his wife and four (Continued on Page Two) TAKE OFF A big AtUi missile lumbers off the pad at Cape Canaveral at the jtart of the orbital flight of aitronaut Scott Carpenter. Thii photo waj made by an automata camera at the pad. (NASA Photo via AP Spacemen Find Sunset's Glow More Brilliant GRAND TURK ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) "Boy, the sunrises and sunsets: They are more beautiful than any- thing I have seen on this earth." With that small beginning, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter began to. tell his story the story of the second American space pilot to whirl around the earth. The brain picking session begins in earnest today as Carpenter, his fellow astronauts and other Project Mer- curv officials try to dredge up every last detail of Thurs- flight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 63 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1962 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Atkinson Victory Is Now Official But Gary Wants Another Count Chinese Reds Abruptly Halt Refugee Flow HONG KONG mass flight of refugees across the Red Chinese border into Hong Kong stopped abruptly today. It ap- peared that Communist Chinese authorities had taken positive ac- tion to choke off an exodus which had poured refugees into teeming Hong Kong since May 1. In -an official statement, British authorities said the situation on the border is rapidly reverting to normal. They said British army units have been withdrawn from patrol activity and that a deten- tion camp in which refugees were held until they could be returned to Red China has been closed. The reference to normal condi- tions apparently meant that a trickle of refugees trying to slip into Hong Kong was expected to continue. That trickle swelled into ,a torrent in the past few weeks, causing harried British authorities to appeal to the Peiping govern- ment for action to halt the flights. It was not immediately estab- lished what action the Communist authorities and guards had taken (Continued on Two) The plan now is to finish the de-briefing in time to return 'Car- penter to Cape Canaveral Sunday. i There he will face a news con- jference and a motorcade from Patrick Air Force Base through the town of Cocoa Beach and on to the missile launching site where he was blasted into space High temperature In Ada Thursday was 90; low Thursday night, 63: reading at 7 a. m. Friday, 71, Rainfall during the 21-hour period ending at 7 n. m. Friday, .72 inch. OKLAHOMA Clear to part- ly cloudy and no important temperature changes this after- noon, tonight and Saturday: scattered afternoon and night time thunderstorms: low to- night around 50 northwest to 72 southeast; high Saturday 86-96. Carpenter spent Thursday night in the small hospital on the grounds of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary base on this British Island. With him were fellow as- tronauts, Marine Lt. Col. John H. Glenn Jr., the first American to orbit the earth, and Carpenter's back-up pilot, Navy Cmdr. Walter M. Schirra. Also on hand were flight surgeons Howard A. Min- ners and William K. Douglas. How long they talked before Carpenter decided to go to bed wasn't known. But Carpenter'did not show the fact that he had been up nearly 24'hours-when he arrived Thursday night, his face beaming with satisfaction. Glenn was the first to the door of the Navy plane that brought Carpenter from the aircraft car- rier Intrepid. He reached in, brushed .Carpenter's cheek with his own and hugged the new space hero, a man who had been Glenn's own back-up pilot through the many delays of the first orbital flight, Feb. 20. Then as he backed away to let others congratulate Carpenter, Glenn wiped a tear from his right eye. Carpenter's health had been pronounced excellent after a quick look by doctors. Asked if he had any anxious moments he was reported as say- ing: "Yep, I had a few moments of anxiety near the retro fire (the firing of rockets to slow the spacecraft for re-entry) over whether I was going' to have enough fuel (to control the atti- tude of the space vehicle during re-entry.) Earlier, Glenn, smiling as he OSU Boys Throw All Night Riot STILLWATER (AP) A thous- and male students at Oklahoma State University took part in aj four-hour riot that. lasted until early today. Thirty-two students were arrest- ed, 17 detained overnight in jail. One coed was cut on the head by a thrown soft drink bottle. Two policemen were injured and a fireman was taken to a hospital when a bottle crashed through his truck's windshield and flying glass got into his eyes. Assistant Dean of Men Barrel Troxel called the riot "a vicious, uncalled for incident and the type behavior not expected of -respon- sible students." He said "stern measures will be taken and there's a possibility of expulsion for some." The melee began about p. m. when the coeds had to be in their dormitories. One officer said the girls "egged on" the boys and the enthusiasm that built up got out of hand. One school authority estimated damage to two women's dormitor- ies (Stout and Murray Halls) in the thousands of dollars. A less serious disturbance occurred on the campus'May 26, 1961, when in damage was created by students. Police used tear gas to break- up the large group 'today. A dozen campus police were supported by 26 officers, from Stillwatcr, .two members of the sheriff's office and 32 troopers from the Okla- homa Highway Patrol. Two city police cars were dam- aged by flying bricks and bottles. Campus authorities said, clothes were torn, mattresses ripped, win- dows broken on the ground floors of the two dormitories. A third dorm (Willard) sustained less damage. Injured during the scuffling with BIG PUNCH: Pl.toon Sgt. Bob Coffmin drivei tht big 90-mm .elf.propelledgun which will be on display Sunday .t tht big National Guard Optn House htrt. At iright it _Sgt. Bill Barrett and Pvt. Ernest Self at left. The mobile gun .borrowed for Sundiy i tivitie, from the Combat Support unit at Sulphur. Uoc.l element! of the 4Sth on will show their wares Sunday .from.2 until 4 p. m. at the Armory. The public it. invited to attend. Mortar, will machine gun. will wl" tvtn ments hot off the griddle from Guard kitchens. (NEWS Staff __________________ Highway Department Spruces Up For Show Personnel from Division Three headquarters of the State High- JUJLUUU LUC Wlt.ll UCaUqUdl tul S Ul. UIC OLQL.U students were Dwight Akins of the I way Department and other em- OSU Safety -Security Force andlployes over the sprawling district Cecil Nicholson of the Still'waterjwill put their best foot forward Police Department. The fireman injured by flying glass was Larry Mercer. Although the.melee began about the time coeds were due back in their dormitories p. m. the riot was not a protest against the curfew. Many male students, who did approve of the'riot, were re- i ported to have asked police to lei handle the rioters but the .police did not ask their aid. I Today was the final day. for se- imester examinations and one.un- (Continued on Page Two) i (Continued on Page Two) Sunday. They will do it at a huge open- house at division headquarters in Ada. The is open to the general public and departmental employes are dedicated toward making the affair a rewarding event to those who attend. The open-house will run from until p.m. at the head- quarters, facility, North Broadway, in Ada. Visitors who desire will be taken on guided tours of the installation under the direction of departmen- tal personnel. They will see 'the big warehouse, the sign the Arrangements for the Thunderstorm Pounds State; 17 Are Injured By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms exploded over Oklahoma Thursday night punish- ing the state with hail, high winds and tornadoes and causing injury to at least 17 persons. Damage to crops and cities was estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars: Tornadoes were sighted near Al tus, Duncan and Marlow, but most of the damage apparently came' from winds accompanying the than the torna- does themselves. The spring storms mixed the bizarre with the potentially dead- ly. Hundreds of persons Bought refuge in storm cellars. Weather experts were puzzled over a phenomena- 'of 99-mile an' hour winds. Most of the damage and all of the .injuries were concentrated in Altus where powerful possible attendant to twisters sighted in the the northwest section, of the city. "We got off lucky, we said Altus police dispatcher-Tom Rowland. "It looks like we didn't actually get a the winds off one." Several twisters were sighted in the air. and two on the ground in the Altus area, but away from populated districts. The accompanying winds and hail -did damage to Altus estimat- ed by the Highway Patrol "in the hundreds of thousands of dollars." At least 17 persons turned up for treatment at the Altus hospit- al, many, with cuts from flying All but two were treated and released. Hospitalized were Ernest Surles, 18, who was knocked .down by lightning, and George Weiser, 35, who suffered a lacerated hand. Neither was believed in serious Election Board's Figures Show Winner Carried State By A Slim 449 Vote Margin OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Midwest City builder W. P Bill Atkinson defeated former Governor Raymond Gary by 449 votes in official election results released by the state Election Board today to win the Democratic nomination for governor. Atkinson's victory still could be wiped out by a re- count of ballots which probably will start Monday morn- ing. The Election Board's official tabulations showed At- kinson received votes in Tuesday's runoff while -------Gary had Returns from the final two counties Alfalfa and Pushma- taha were received today. They did not change the lead which Atkinson held. Atkinson carried Alfalla County 692 to 615 and Gary carried Push- mataha County to Gary announced Thursday he condition. Fireman Wayne Burke damage all over open city." said the iui i -j house here were finalized by a At least four trailer homes were committee of five men, by the winds three air- genera shop, welding department, committee of five men, Berry, [toppled by the winds tnree air- L resident engineer's Lester-King, Drury panes were heavily imaged at sion administration and account-1 L. Snider-and C, B. Frederick. Altus Municipal Airport, houses tol lab demonstration i The open house is staged so (unroofed, and wmdows smashed 1 l with abandon. Jau uvuiwiiij" t -i---- will also be in process and sev-jthat it will be held on the final erar pieces of heavy equipment j day of j Highway Week. will be on display.' j.......- refreshments will available along with printed -r" t terlal on "the department and' its [though not all are staging, them nr rhp samp Lime. [Other division headquarters, nine across "the slate, are also plan- open house celebrations al- with abandon. Rowland said the large plate glass window in a downtown var- iety store was shattered and ..a pair.of gasoline pumps al a ser- vice station were blown over. functions. LeRoy Berry, .head .of.this, divi: sion, urged residents to attend. "We would like to give people an opportunity. as. to how their de: partment-functions. We want them at the same time. At Sunday's affair, county.fore- men and other employes over the 11. county division- will 'attend along with their foremen. Gordon Richards, Shawnee, com- i Paae Two) them. (Continued-'on Page Two) EC Ceremony Honors Grads In '62 Class By JOHN BENNETT somber procession of seniors took their seats in the college au- ditorium at East Central State College Friday morning. had come to receive their diplomas, marking the end ofjtentions. recount in some counties before the deadline at noon Saturday. An attorney for Atkinson said today that all 77 counties will be recounted if Gary follows through on his stated in- their college studies at East Cen- tral State College. The black robed seniors filed through the south door of the science building at a. m. The commencement began ai 10 a. Hi- There was the usual muffled conversation as the processional was played by Mrs. Dorothy Little, organist, before the Invo- cation. Rev. Ralph Crawford, pastor of the Trinity Baptist-Church, Ada, delivered the Invocation. The audience listened quietly during the commencement ad- dress, given by Dr. L. D. Haskew, dean, college of education, Uni- versity of Texas. Differing from the usual fore- warnings of commencement ad- dresses, Dr. Haskew dwelled mostly on the honor of the oc- casion. He began by quoting Socrates: "If there is a recount, we think all 77 counties ought to be re-' said Leon Shipp, attor- ney for Atkinson. "I'm satisfied that's the way it will be, and. I'm-satisfied we'll start recounting Monday morning. You will find mistakes, and if you have a recount in just a few coun- ties, you don't know how it's going to come out, but if you have a recount in -all 77 the mistakes will average out." Officials said in their memory !no statewide' race has ever been reversed by a recount of ballots. However, this one is the closest gubernatorial contest in Oklahoma history and Gary has not given up hope. Board Chairman Clee Fitzgerald indicated the recount could start Monday and he predicted the counting could be completed in five days. State Supreme Court Chief jus- "Socrates once observed the high wmjarns said he is lining minded' man is fond of conferring benefits, but it shames, him to re- ceive he said. "To all these ashamed honorees we must add those who preceive this oc- casion as just one more meaning- less gesture not to be really sa- vored by the sophisticate." "May your speaker, begin, there- fore, not with congratulations, but with an injunction This'is a sym- bolic occasion. My injunction to you is to accept and relish every Also toppled by the winds drop of it." fus were trees and power lines.1 Hail the size of quail eggs pelted nearby Headrick along with heavy rain. A field about five miles west of Snyder was described as white with hail. (Continued on Page Two) Dr. Haskew explained that honor is not something earned, but something bestowed. He said in this world the con- gruence between worth and recog- nition is very slight and very few men or women ever earn, ever (Continued on Two) up district judges to supervise the recounting. a statewide recount is called he said probably 40 of the state's 44 district judges would be used. Nevertheless. Atkinson, a 55- year old Midwest City builder, held back on a victory statement. Peace' is the luxury you enjoy between the children's bedtime and your Gen. Fea. Corp.) Ada Scholars Have Their Day In Awards Assembly _ .1 11 TT_J______J T "Dnmrmr Tiffir nttftnr ranlrintf nrt hpr Students at Ada High School gathered at mid-morning Friday for one of the high points of the year, the annual awards assem- bly. Certainly, there were honors enough for all. Awards were dis- pensed to seniors and other stu- dents in more than 50 different categories. Mrs. Inez Richmond, senior sponsor, made the presenta- tions of the various awards. Schol- arships also went to 25 different seniors. A breakdown of awards follows: BPW Award, given to the senior girl with the highest grade aver- age for three years in high school and the best Jane England! citizenship traits, Kiwanis Award, to the senior boy with the highest grade aver- age for three years and the best citizenship traits, Ronald Ward. Lions Award, to the senior boy who is an outstanding athlete but also qualifies with traits of good citizenship and fine scholarship, John Ramsay. Danforth Awards, for all-around girl and boy, Eloise Bentley and John Ramsay. T. B. Blake Award, outstanding science student who plans to pur- sue these studies in college, Jim Threlkeld. Black's Award, outstanding sportsman, Royce Fisher. "Norman Bayless Award, to the student with the greatest enthu- siasm in leadership and athletics, MjktWood. j Student Council Award, to the outstanding council member, Rosemary Shipe. Student Council Award, for out- standing citizen of the year, Jane England. Star Engraving Awards: high ranking Jane England; second high senior, Patricia Blev- ins; all-around girl, Eloise Bent- ley; all-around boy, John Ram- say; class president, Larry-Gra- ham; -athletics, Ed Wood; band, Patricia mu- sic, Kenny Rhoads... DAR Awards to best girl citizen in senior class, Linda-Clark, and best American" History student', Paula Landrith. Charley Fletcher-Video Theatre Awards, 30-day pass to. three high- est ranking -seniors and who are Crisco Award, Nancy A.letag., outstanding citizens, Jane' Eng-! Girl's State, Judy Granger and land, Patricia Blevins. A two-week.pauja pass went to 16 other honor stu- dents'in the senior class. Boy's State, Ross Badgett III III HIE OCJ11W1 _.. IUO Speaker's Night' Gary Clinton, Sally Cooksey, Eddie Coyle and! A large number of scholarships Patricia Blevins, George Breeden; Charlotte Cobb, Jeannette Dean', Morris Hale, Cassie Martha Hill, Richard Howe, Anita Killian, Billy Moreu, Gary Pate, Verna Perkins, Nancy Coins, Lou Court- American Award, League student with Central, highest ranking to Eastl senior ley. ney, Sue Courtney, George Pilker- Een- highest scholastic grade for two! who plans to- attend EC, James j WCTU Essay and. Poster years of Latin, Kenneth Lewis. j Threlkeld. 1 Awards, Barbara Dixon, first in Eta Sigma -Phi Award, 'second j J. A. Richardson Buick, GeneralLj and -n s'tate ;in seniorr highest .Latin. II studenU. Oliver. University President s Spanish H Award, Don Johnson. 1 Jane England; Spanish I Award, Carol Scott.- OUAjumni Best Thespian Award, Lynn I Scholarship, Steve-Knickmeyer. Bartgis': best- actress, ;Pat .Bain, MIT; McDermott-, and best actor, Jack Hoover. Ronald" Ward. Betty-. Crocker Award, Linda OCU, Great Plan Scholarship, Tate. Phyllis-Oliver. division; Zellamae Auld, first in essay junior division, and'Lynn Bartgis, local poster 'con- test and honorable mention state." Mathematics Association of America Contest: -School rated sixth in nation. Ronald Ward was first at Ada High School and rank- ed eighth nationally. Senior Larry Gra- ham, Richard Howe, E. W. James, Kenneth Shiplet, Kenneth East, Glenn Garriott, Trent Hplman, Mike Wood and Larry Hallmark; Senior Brown Hoover, John' Ramsay, Ray Beavers, Don Johnson, Richard Euell Bolin, Jerry Ed Wood, Eugene Sires..-'. Senior Rotarians, Lynn Bartgis, Jim Threlkeld, Larry .Floyd, Les- lie Hensley, Cassie Hill, David Parker, Jimmy Ward, Eddie Hennigan and Gary Pate.' Activity Awards, Oklahoma High School Honor Society, top five stu- Linda- CampbeU, CarL.Em- mons, Gary Hensler, Yvonne Hodges and Lynn Ramsay. Fifty other students also received .ac- tivity awards in this category. National Honor Society Awards to 53 students.. Perfect Attendance Awards: Nelda Sue Pennington, 8 years; Paula Sue Edwards, Richard Nancy Plait and Jimmy Sims, all six years, and Gary Phillips, Donna Soward and Chris- tine Turner, .five.years. A total of students received awards for one through four years of per- fect attendance.. In vocal'music, the choir rank- ed'superior: at State and district. Arvie Benny Lar- ry ;Peery and Gary boys 'quartet, received-a- "superior at state. Lin'da Clark received'a su- perior ranking on her solo at state and in district and Doug Brinkley and Larry Peery were members of the all-state choir. In instrumental music, the band was superior at state and district. Jeannette Dean, Cassie Hill; Leonard Vandewalker and Patri- cia Blevins were members of the all-state band. EC Interscholastic Meet, a total of 22 awards were given to stu- dents. A host, of athletic awards were also and -mentioned but these have been covered.pre- viously in the sports pages of the NEWS. I- Contnahoma-members were no- ticed as were members' of tht Student Council ;