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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Ada, OklahomaAda Oklahoma sunday May the Ada sunday news Page 3a Driskell sen. Mcd Cmiel s Bill to help area s Industrial housing firms facing death Enid okla. A Clif ton Leroy Driskell faces a possible death sentence Fol lowing his conviction Friday in the frs degree murder of 11-year-old Kevin Tapp. A jury Here convicted Driskell Friday night and re commended execution. An Appeal of the death sentence is automatic. The 37-year-old Oklahoma City Bank examiner was convicted of killing the Enid youth last july 29 and dump big his body beside a Garfield county Road near Covington. A passing Motorist found the body the next morning. The prosecution contended during the trial that Driskell had a fixation for tying up Young boys. Prosecutors said Driskell picked up the youth sometime around . July 29 and dumped the body later that night. The defense tried to shift the blame to another Enid Man Glenwood Morrison whose son testified that mor Rison was a sex deviate. But prosecution rebuttal witnesses testified that they had investigated Morrison and had cleared him of any involvement in the Case. By Patti Byrd Capitol news Bureau Oklahoma City Industrial housing firms in the Ada area May get some Relief if the Bill sen. James Mcdaniel a Fitzhugh started work on sees legislative completion. Mcdaniel said he has a Bill that would Correct state Law governing the moving of pre built or partially built Homes. Industrial housing includes any pre built or partially built Structure designed to be a residence and is assembled or formed at a manufacturing facility. Mcdaniel said his Bill would take care of the Width limitation the state Law sets on the houses that have to be moved. Mcdaniel said that the Industrial housing firms in Oklahoma cannot get permits to move their structures if they exceed 14 feet in Width. He said older Homes can be moved without the limitations but the new ones cannot. Mcdaniel said one such firm in Stratford is having trouble getting the permits to move its pre built Homes to the Sites. In other Senate action Mcdaniel voted for the tax increase on natural Gas that goes to out of state users. The Bill which has now passed both houses would Levy a seven per cent tax on every cubic feet of natural Gas at the wellhead destined to leave the state. The Bill is a part of a package to constitutionally increase the amount of Money other states have to pay for Oklahoma s natural Gas. Right now oklahoman pay More for natural Gas in the state than people out of the state. Mcdaniel called the Bill a Revenue producer for Oklahoma. He said i think that when the program is finally initiated it will have credit clauses for Oklahoma he said he did t believe the tax increase would affect consumer Gas costs in Oklahoma. The state s lawmakers lined up on both sides of the Fence following Federal District judge Luther Bohanon s order to the corrections department to reduce the number of prison in mates in Oklahoma. The order directed the Mcalester prison with a population of to reduce its number to 800. The ruling also ordered the Mcalester and Granite penal facilities to accept no More prisoners until their populations Are reduced. Granite would have to drop from 685 to 450 in mates. Mcdaniel said that gov. David Boren s and att. Gen. Larry Derryberry s decision to Appeal the ruling is Correct. He said that during the Appeal Oklahoma has a Chance to find a solution to the problem. Mcdaniel called Bohanon s ruling a Bombshell but said Oklahoma has had ample warning that the ruling was coming. Mcdaniel said beginning with the Mcalester riot we have had warning after warning that such a Federal takeover was he said the legislature has been taking action about As fast As is mechanically Mcdaniel said the new medium Security prisons being constructed in Hominy and Lexington will help. He said the state owes inmates clean housing adequate food and medical Atten Tion but questioned anything beyond that. Rep. Lonnie Abbott Dada said his first impression of Bohanon s ruling was that the judicial system has taken Over Abbot said the state needs to put More Money into a vocational rehabilitation program for the convicts. Rep. Kenneth conversed Tishomingo said he thinks the ruling is Converse claimed we be got Many people on the outside in Oklahoma that Are not living half As Good As the inmates Are. Converse called the Federal court order premature be cause the state has two new prisons under construction. Abbott and Converse split their votes on the tag Reform Bill that received its final passage in the House last week. Abbott said Oklahoma needed the mail order option and the staggered Purchase basis the Bill provides. He said the deciding Factor in voting for the Bill was the fact the legislature would get an initiative petition for tag Reform. He said that would have been worse than what the legislature came up with. Abbott said he believed the Reform would make it easier to buy License tags and end the congestion of the traditional two month period of tag Purchase. Converse called the tag Bill a blow to county he said it is for certain tag agents will receive less Money for their work. Converse said metropolitan Oklahoma not Rural should Trudeau intend to separate the colossus of Rhodes. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world was destroyed by an earthquake in 224 . Its remains were taken away and sold for scrap. Ottawa Canada a a 73-word statement has ended months of speculation and gossip As prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and his wife Margaret made it official they Are separating at her request after six years of marriage. Margaret who once said she wanted to be More than a Rose in my husband s had recently made it Clear she Felt increasingly confined by the strictures of marriage motherhood and life As a politician s wife. The Trudeau have been separated much of the past three months with mrs. Trudeau accepting free Lance photographic assign ments in the United states and France from new York based people Magazine. The statement issued by the prime minister s office on Friday said Margaret 28, wishes to leave the marriage and pursue an Independent Trudeau 57, will have Cus Tody of the couple s three sons and will give their Mother generous the statement said. County s cemeteries cared for i Public services program classes beginning May 31 june 2 beginning Tennis May 3i Parker courts fee advanced beginning Tennis May 31, fee crocheting closed june i Home dec sewing room Horace marm bldg. Fee guitar basics june 2 pm 100 old Horace Mann fee Ada gymnastics june 2 tues. Thurs. Horace Mann gym beg. Student in May beg. I Sec. Student s7.0o-attended in May beg. I Sec. Student in May student in May cardiac lab Contact pop for More information pm 110 Mcbride gym fee per month you May enrol at the time place and Date listed if the class is not full and closed or come by our office. Room 329 Horace Mann bldg. To enrol. Call 332-8000 ext. 3091 for More information. The pop has a Small loan program for our Cost is the loan i 50c charge. Continued from Page 1 Bethel Center mid land lightning Ridge Dolberg Allen five mile. Highland Lula Hickory Hill High Hill Leader Cedar Grove fran Cis and Oakman. More than 40 other cemeteries have been identified Many no longer Active. They Are Mccarty Burg Dale. Parkell York Victor Rocky Chapel Fittstown Harden City Stout Summers Chapel or Armstrong. Tyro la old Moss Hart Black Rock red Oak red Springs owl Creek Melville Perry Colley West Hill Lawrence Knox Hays two Colbert pleasant Hill Pickett por ter Wade Killcrease pleas ant Valley Mcclure Carney Ford Grove Wolf Latta love. Underwood Rock Creek Hird Oliver and two other Indian cemeteries. Active or not though these cemeteries command the re Spect of the state and its departments. If a cemetery is in the path of a proposed Highway the Road will either be rerouted or if possible its right of three generations of service with one purpose to help make things easier funeral Home our fifty ninth year i ill e. Twelfth 332-41b1 Way will be altered to accommodate the cemetery according to Howard Armstrong of the depart ment of Highway s right of Way department. However if rerouting is impossible the cemetery can be Only after a lengthy Legal process he said. One such instance was recently encountered near Centrahoma in Coal county where the new so 3 is being constructed. A plot of several unmarked Graves in an old family cemetery was discovered in the path of the Road and unable to locate any next of Kin the department commissioned a local undertaker to oversee the relocation of the Graves Armstrong said. It is unusual however for a cemetery to be moved he added. Because of their very nature they remain permanent monuments to those buried there to be visited annually by hundreds on memorial Day. Good As Gold. A father s Day gift from take a breather enjoy summer in style by euro breath easy in the comfortable coolness of Short sleeve sport shirts. Try our knit pullovers of blended polyester or 100% Cotton. Should you Perfer a Crisp tailored look our Woven plaids will prove Ideal. You re assured a wide Range of Lively colors to select from by Enro. Knit pullovers from 15.00 Woven solids from 13.00 plaids from 14.00 Al others use our option charge plan have been regulated. Abbott the chairman of the House committee on common education supported a Bill that increases the times school boards can go into executive session. The Bill has been sent to the governor. Abbott said he favors the Bill because it allows school boards to discuss behind closed doors any disciplinary problem of a student. He said he feels strongly the students should have the Pri Vacy and be Given the Chance to adjust without a whole lot of he said it gives the student parents and the school Board a Chance to Correct the problem first. We wish to thank All our mends and neighbors for the Comfort and kindness shown us during the loss of our loved one Bill Cornish. The food Flowers and especially your prayers were appreciated so much. A special thanks to or. Hunsaker and his staff and the nurses at Valley View Hospital. May god bless each of you. The family of Bill Cornish hey kids it s time for vacation Bible school at new Bethel Baptist Church Byng Bible study Ages 4-12 crafts fun May 30-june ,3 refreshments . Now reduced to 40% off Mccrory s Low Low prices at the original retail from Mccrory s store m Pittston a. New vested suits ies 36-46 in newest slow cooker Potpourri Crock by lady vanity dues to i w Wall s Low p ice. A Westminster solid state am pm portable radio values to 99 will i Low Price. I ladies i. swimwear si2-.es 6-18, so l 1 and 2 piece s Yles made to sell or s16-s3c Wall i Low Price Black Decker electric hedge trimmer double cutting Edge to 525 Wall s Low Price. M7 cover ups Reg to ,0
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