Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Both Parties Foresee Victory In Tuesday's General Election By ERNEST THOMPSON Both sides are claiming victory in Pontotoc County as the gener- al election looms. Democratic and Republican spokesmen have predicted elec- tion wins for their respective can- didates in the Tuesday voting. And, an impartial poll conduct- ed by this reporter indicates eith- er one of them could be right. Bob Bennett, campaign chair- man of the Democrat forces in the county, comments: "I feel like we'll carry the county. We're do- ing all right now and I think there's no question that we've made tremendous gains in t h e past two weeks. I don't think the Republicans were ever ahead, but we have made substantial gains recently." Disagreeing with that prognosis is T. E. Forster, Republican coun- ty chairman, who is more empha- tic in his optimism: "We will carry the county by six to four for Bellmon and by a lesser margin for Crawford. This is an area that was for Raymond Gary. Bill Atkinson's treatment of Gary and his sales tax increase have given us a big boost here. We have canvassed practically every house in the county and we find over- whelming sentiment for Bellmon." Neither party plans a big "blow- out" as a county campaign finale. However, county Democrats will send a large delegation to Okla- homa City this afternoon (Sunday) Charges Fly As Campaign Roars Into Final Days By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov, J. Howard Edmondson assured Oklahoma Repub licans Saturday he would do whatever is necessary to see that all candidates receive a fair count in Tuesday's gen- eral election. The governor made the statement as charges of irregu- larities came from both Democratic and Republican camps in the final days of campaigning. Edmondson's promise of a fair count was made in re- ply to GOP State Chairman Forest Beall's request that the governor be prepared to call out the National Guard to protect ballot boxes. Meanwhile, B. Hayden Crawford the Republican nomi- nee for the U.S. Senate, denied charges by his Demo- cratic opponent, Sen. Mike Monroney, that he violated the federal Corrupt Practices Act by failing to itemize contributions to his Planners Set Talks At Homer Another'meeting to discuss the j for Oklahoma County attorney lost "pro and con" of Metropolitan his court suit to get his Democrat- Cam- paign. Crawford said Monroney's charge was an attempt to "divert the voters' minds from a review of Monroney's voting record." In other developments, a Repub- lican candidate for the state Sen- ate filed court actions against county election boards in Beck- ham and Roger Mills counties charging them with irregularities and the Area Planning and now been scheduled. The next meeting Zoning has is set for Nov. 13 at p.m. at Homer school. Two other meetings have been The first was at Ahloso. The next, held last Tuesday, was stag- ed at Latta. Both these two meet- ings were well attended with per- haps 100 residents of the immedi- ate areas attending each affair. Presiding at the meeting will be J. A. Richardson, chairman of the Master Planning Committee of the .Chamber of Commerce. Mem- bers of his committee will attend as well as members of t h e Met- ropolitan Area Planning and Zon- ing Commission. The meetings' are not public hearings. But are called to dis- cuss metropolitan area planning and zoning and to answer ques- tions for those who attend so that they may better reach a decision on the merits or disadvantages of the program. Most of the questions from the floor as well as the formal pres- entation of the program and what it represents will be handled by Bob Lehr. urban planner. ic opponent removed from the bal- lot. Beall on Friday called on the governor to be prepared to call out National Guardsmen to pro- tect ballot boxes in closely-con- tested races. Beall pointed out the possibility of recounts in- some races and said the governor should take steps to see that ballot box- es were preserved intact for any recounts. "I certainly will stand in a po- sition to do whatever is necessary to see to it that there is a fair count for all the gov- ernor said Saturday. Edmondson said he called Na- tional Guard units to watch over some ballot boxes following the May runoff primary election be- cause of the close margin between the two Democratic runoff candi- dates W. P. Bill Atkinson, and Raymond Gary. He said the mar- gin was "so close that it would permit honest error to change the result." "If the same circumstances ex- ist, then whatever action is nec- essary to protect the rights of the people will be taken just as they (Continued on Page Two) U.S. Helicopter Pilot Dies In South Viet Nam for a 2 p.m. rally featuring all the party's big guns. Republicans plan to concen- trate on more canvassing, cars with loudspeakers and personal contacts in the county. The survey conducted by t h e NEWS indicates the race could go either way in the county. Out of 180 people contacted about their preferences in the race for governor. 70 said they would vote for Atikinson, 63 were for Bellmon and 47 indicated they were undecided. The poll sought to achieve' a cross section of city and rural voters. The most unus- ual facet of the results was the 26 per cent undecided. In the race for U. S. Senate, Mike Monroney held a wider mar- gin in the NEWS straw vote. Of 180 contacted, Monroney was pre- ferred by 92, B. Hayden Craw- ford had 70 and only 18. were un- decided. This county has always voted Democratic for governor and sen- ator, but-jumped the traces in 1928 and I960 to back Republican presidential candidates. Two.years ago, county voters gave Richard Nixon a margin over John Kennedy. In that same election, Crawford made a' surprisingly strong show- ing against Sen. Robert S. Kerr. Kerr received votes and Crawford had From all indications, the coun- ty will come up with another hea- vy vote Tuesday, but it isn't'ex- pected to reach as it did in 1960. The state races will have a di- rect bearing on four local cam- paigns. Republicans are vying for two seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, the state senate post and sheriff's office. Forster declares the four G.O.P. county candidates will win. Ben- nett thinks the Democratic trend will sweep all Democratic candi- dates into office. J. W. Albritton, Ada oilman, is a .Republican opposing Allen G. Nichols, state represen- tative, for the senate post. Bob Cox and Ted Seaman are the house of representatives can- didates for the Republicans. Tfiey are opposing Democrats Lonnie Abbott and Clive Rigsby, respect- ively. Burl Griffin, Democratic nom- inee for sheriff, is 'opposed by Republican Charley "Fat" Truitt. On a statewide basis, prognos- ticates are hedging their bets. Most polls report Bellmon leading in key metropolitan areas while Atkinson is holding strong in southern Oklahoma and many oth- er rural areas. The straw votes' picture Crawford as running a strong race, but generally trailing Monroney in most parts of the state. In Pontotoc County, interest has been revived after a brief "moratorium" due to the Cuban crisis. Now, observers'ars saying as many as may _turn out for the election. Registration and transfers have been heavy at the county election board. Some changes have been made in Pontotoc County polling places since the last election. The follow- ing is a complete list of the pre- cincts and voting sites. W1-P1, courthouse; W1-P2, 501 East Thirteenth; W1-P3, Hayes School; W1-P4, Ted Anderson Pontiac Co.; W1-P5, 800 East Thir- teenth; Wl P6 Presbyterian Church; W2-P1, Service Chevrolet Co.; W2-P2, Willard School; W2- P3, 514 East Ninth; W2-P4, .Fire Station No. Two, 924 East W2-P5, Arlington Church of the Nazarene; W3-P1, 231 West Sixth; W3-P2, Glenwood School; W3-P3, Irving School; W3-P4, 707 West Seventh; W4-P1, City Hall; W4-P2, Ada High School; W4-P3 Washing- ton School; W4-P4, Free Will Baptist Church; W4-P5, 1230 South Highschool Ave.; Ahloso, Blankenship Store; Al- len City Hall; Allen (South, first door south of bank; Bebee, school; Center, school; Col- bert, Baptist Church; Conway, Red Oak School; Country Club, clubhouse; Fairgrounds, fair- grounds building; Fitzhughj school; Francis, school; Gaar Corner, church; Harden City, Nazarene Church; Homer, school; Latta 1730 South Broadway Boulevard; Latta Latta High School; Lightning Ridge, church; Lula school; Maxwell, Summers Chap- el; New Bethel, Byng High School; Oakman, school; Pickett, school; Roff Baptist Church; Roff City Hall; Steedman, Calvary Baptist Church, Stonewall (North, City Hall; Stonewall, Stone- wall High School; Union Hill, school: Vanoss, Vanoss High School: Wintersmith Park, lodge; and Valley View, Handley Lum- ber Co. THE ADA EVENING NEWS 59TH YEAR NO. 202 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 40 Pages' 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY CHANGE OF Lyman iptakt during a change of command certmony at Camp des Ligei near Parii is he lucc.edi Gen. Laurii Norstad, left, as U.S. Commander-in-chief, Europe. Nontad retains his pott supreme Allied commander, Wirephoto via radio ____________________ Eu- Thant Says Outlook's Good For Settlement Of Crisis, But It May Take Some Time Aerial Photographs Show Dismantling Of Missile Sites U.S. Agrees To Russian Proposition Salvation Army Serves Ada i. _ Over Three-Decade Period SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) U.S. Army sergeant feeding ammunition to a machine gun aboard his escort helicopter was fatally wounded Saturday as the South Viets Nam government scored one of its biggest succes- ses in months against Communist guerrillas. Another escort helicopter pilot had a narrow escape a bullet pierced his armored vest just over the heart. He suffered only a bruise but turned the controls over to the copilot The dead Army sergeant was identified as Johnnie G. Lee of Gholson, Miss. Five HU1A helicopters escorted 10 other helicopters lifting a bat- talion of Vietnamese troops into a battle 60 miles southwest of Sai- gon where Viet Cong guerrillas nearly overran an outpost in the Vinh Long area last Wednesday. The government launched a coun- terattack that has been going on since. Government sources said en- emy dead in the four-day-opera- tion may number as high as 250. In Saturday's action, govern- ment soldiers had piled up 35 Communist dead by noon, and in- formants 'said the total dead for the day might be 100. By W. D. LITTLE JR. (Third In A Scries) The Salvation Army, an organi- zation founded in London a cen- tury ago to.care for the needy and to minister to their spiritual needs, has served Ada for about three decades. It is one of the members of the Ada. Community Chest. The Salvation Army supplies the only systematic, city-wide charity. For example, in the past year Salvation Army corps per- sonnel made 343 home visits, aid- ed 234 families, visited 133 homes of welfare recipients, interviewed 452 persons at the Citadel (head- quarters gave 248 em- ergency food orders, 8 fuel or- ders, 26 medical orders. The Salvation Army traditional- ly separates transients from other needy persons in accounting for the organization's charitable work. A transient is simply a non-resi- dent who comes through Ada but does not plan to live here. In the past year, transients received assistance. They were fed meals. Eighteen of them were given transportation to some other place. Twenty required med- ical aid, and 393 garments were given these persons. Other forms of aid include the Christmas basket program, Christ- mas toys, disaster relief, and the Easter egg hunt. Some of these figures run to in- credible amounts. Capt. R. M. Miller, corps-commander, reports, for instance, that persons J1C UUV llllgllb W 4VU. South Vietnamese losses helPed degree m were large disaster service. He estimated Returning pilots poured more than 100'rockets into the enemy and estimated they had killed about 20 guerrilla's. The helicopter crews are in- structed to withhold their fire un- til attacked, but they usually do not have to wait long. The Viet Cong, apparently badly hurt by the HU1A escorts, have taken to concentrating their fire on the turbine-powered craft armed with rockets and machine guns. There is scarcely a helicopter of the es- cort unit which arrived from Thai- land last month that has not been hit. Sgt. Lee was a man with a wife in the United States and a child he had not seen. His wife was listed as Maudie-Lee of- Gholson.- U.S. casualties in Viet Nam since last December are now 34 killed and 85 wounded. The fig- ures includes accidental as well as battle casualties. For the escort unit it was the first casualty in 'Viet Nam.. But it was'the bloodiest action in which it had been .involved, j service. that meals were provided and 302 hours of disaster service were given by "Army" people. In disastsr relief, The Salvation Army employs two mobile can- teens. Last year, 72 different per- sons served in disaster work. A continuous approach to hu- mankind's troubles through .the century of The Salvation Army's existence 'has been maintained. The Army has adapted to chang- ing urban life, but has held always that mankind must have spiritual health as well as life's necessities. In the local operation of the Corps, the staff officers are as- sisted by an Advisory Board, com- posed of local men and women selected for overlapping terms. Ross Badgett currently is chair- man. The Women's Auxiliary is an- other group that maintains con- stant interest in the needs of the Corps. Capt. Miller "The Women's Auxiliary of the Salva- tion Army in Ada has taken a leading role in the work and guid- ance of the Corps. They are al- ways active at .Easter, especial- ly with their annual Easter egg hunt. Sixty dozen eggs were pro- vided for 107 happy children this year. The spring coffee, a high- light of the Auxiliary work, this year had 178 registrations. Twelve dozen dolls were dressed by the Auxiliary and other organizations for Christmas gifts to little girls. One of the main projects of the year was the assistance given to one of The Salvation Army Home girls who is attending Officers Training School in Atlanta. The Auxiliary sent her money to buy an extra uniform and a Christmas gift. She graduates in In view of the spiritual .em- phasis of the ministry of The Sal- vation Army to the destitute and despondent of the city, the heart of the program is religious. This can be found in each visit and in- terview. Also, the Salvation Army has conventional religious services on Sunday and related activities. Some youth groups include the Corps Cadets, Sunbeams, Girls' Guards and Band. Tola! service attendance last year ran (Continued on Page Two) r Chest Drive Sputters With Goal Far Away Ada's Community Chest funds drive sputters. Five weeks have passed since it leaped away to its traditional October start. Only 63 per cent of the goal is in hand. All work- ers .are asked to report immedi- ately. Both the Chest president, Burl Harris, and general drive chair- J. B. Lynn, have been hospitalized recently. Both have emerged and humorously com- mented that the rigors of the Chest campaign must have been too much. Only in cash and pledges, is reported by the Chest Office. The goal of seems far away. The Chest officials have call- ed for all work assignment en- velopes to be .turned in. They want to complete the drive this week. The directors and drive lead- ers have 'felt all along that there was a good chance to raise the goal, but only if all assignments were carried out and reported promptly; Currently, the Chest lacks 743.70 of meeting it quotas for the various member agencies. These are the Camp Fire Girls, Boy Scouts, Child Welfare, Sal- vation .Army, Summer Play- ground, and Ada Youth Center. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Acting Secretary-General U Thant declared Saturday that the outlook was good for a settle- ment of the Cuban crisis that would satisfy all concerned, but he could not say .how soon it would come. j He. told reporters the United States had agreed to a Soviet pro- I posal that the International Com- mittee 'of the-Red- Cross" should inspect Cuba-bound Soviet ..ships see' that no "arms" were aboard. Geneva dispatches earlier quot- ed that committee as saying it was willing 'to make, such inspec- tions provided'the Soviet Union, the United States and Cuba all agreed. President Kennedy met for two hours with U.N. Ambassador Ad- lai Stevenson and the Executive Committee of the National Securi- ty Council, then left shortly be- fore 7 p.m. EST to join his family at their leased Glen Ora estate near Middleburg, Va. The White House gave no de- tails, but Ambassador Stevenson told reporters on his way out of the White House the discussion concerned the progress of the ne- gotiations with Secretary General U Thant and the Soviet Un- ion in implementing the agree- ments reached by President Ken- nedy and Soviet Premier Khrush- chev for the removal of the So- viet missiles on Cuba, Stevenson said, "a great many problems are still unresolved" in the details of the agreement. Asked whether the United States would continue to insist that in- ternational inspection teams oper- ate directly on. the Cuban, missile sites, Stevenson replied "that re- mains to be seen." He added that whatever decision was finally reached in this regard would firm- ly safeguard U.S. security. In reply to another question Stevenson said the possibility of using the international Red Cross to inspect the missile sites was not being discussed. Thant said Cuban Prime Minis- ter Fidel Castro was not involved in the matter because the inspec- tions would take place 'not on Cu- ban territory but on the high seas. Castro himself had told the sec- retary-general, who visited Ha- vana on Tuesday and Wednesday, that he would to high- seas inspections of Soviet vessels. But he turned down another So- viet proposal that U.N. observers should inspect the dismantling 'of Soviet .missile bases inside Cuba. Thant idea of told 'the 'Newsmen U.N. observers on the the (Continued on Page Two) WASHINGTON Unit- ed States made public Saturday photographic evidence of the dis- mantling .of Soviet missile bases in Cuba but the vital question of checking the rockets out of the is- land remained unanswered. At the United Nations, Acting Secretary-General U Thant ex- pressed optimism that an inspec- tion to the United States, the Soviet Union .and He' -declined when it would come but informed sources at the Unit- ed Nations indicated the United States and the Soviet Union al- ready are agreed on basic prin- ciples with Cuba at least not flat- ly opposed. The International Red Cross seemed a likely, possibility to take over the inspection role as an al- ternative to U.N. inspection which both Moscow and Washington fa- vor but which has been rejected by Cuba's Prime Minister Fidel Castro. At its Geneva headquarters, the Red Cross said it would be willing to assume such a role provided all three interested parties agree. The next big development in the crisis seemed to hinge on the out- come of talks in Havana between Castro and Anastas I. Mikoyan, Soviet first deputy premier and ace troubleshooter for Premier Khrushchev. Mikoyan reached the Cuban capital from Moscow after a New York stopover during which it was believed that the United States made clear to him its determina- tion, to persist in its limited na- val blockade and aerial surveil- lance, of Cuba until it has firm proof not only that the missile bases are being destroyed but ing removed from Cuba as pledged last Sunday by Khrush- chev. The Defense -Department, re- leased Saturday some of the pho- tographs made during low-level reconnaissance flights over Cuba on Thursday. They bore out statements made by President Kennedy and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara on Friday that the razing of the hastily erected nuclear weapons bases has begun. Bu; the pictures released dealt only with the medium-range sites fact which a defense spokes- man said had no and naturally gave no final an- swers on what is happening to the rockets removed from the bases. The International Red Cross originally moved into the picture as a possible source for inspec- tors for Cuba-bound ships, acting Mississippi Expells Students For Rioting OXFORD, Miss. (API The University of Mississippi expelled four students Saturday on charges growing out of demon- strations against James H. Mer- 29-year-old Negro. Hugh Clegg, assistant to the chancellor, said the charges in- cluded possession ofcdangerous weapons, possession and use of explosives, drunkenness and fight- ing, and possession of a large number of .forged student identifi- cation cards. The university, in line with its usual, policy, did not identify "the expelled students. Clegg said, however, that two of the students were residents.of Mississippi, one was from Louisi- ana and one from New Jersey. "Letters have gone to their homes notifying them of the' ac- Clegg said. He said that three of the four expelled students admitted their involvement. These four are the first students expelled because of trouble re- lating to Meredith's enrollment. Several students were placed on probation earlier because of .ac- tions .in the riot that followed Meredith's -appearance here the night of Sept. 30. Clegg said the charges of pos- session of dangerous weapons and explosives grew out of a collec- tion of arms confiscated ,in a search of a dormitory Wednesday night. At that.time, soldiers with bay- onets 'Surrounded the dormitory and Army and university officials conducted a room-by-room search a dismantled pistol, several tear gas grenades and a supply of fire- works. The recommendation for expul- sion came from the Student Judi- cial Council, which has been in- vestigating the series of outbursts the past week. Mead's Bakery Suspends Production In Ada Plant By GEORGE GURLEY "The employment situation in Ada received a jolt .Friday as Mead's Bakery suspended produc- tion in its plant-here. Jack Hanna, regional manager, Oklahoma City, said.efforts were being made to transfer as many employes as possible to, other company operations. Hanna said a smal crew would also remain on duty in Ada, which will .serve, in the-future as. a dis- i tribution facility.'But, undeniably j some former employes will be out' of luck. Hanna, at one time in charge of Mead's operations said the company was reluctant to close down its production- facilities in Ada. And he held promise of big things at a later date for Ada, perhaps even next spring. Several factors.influenced the decision, according to Hanna. While- the market here ias been in general an expanding one, the situation has not been complete- ly favorable, especially in recent months.. But Hanna stressed. that the big factor 'was that the company the production it re- the plant with the present setup" and facilities. The company also .operates large installations at Lawton, Oklahoma -City, and Wichita .Falls fact, .certain items for the market here have been supplied from these sources. Hanna said the company still has great faith in Ada and the market here and is now simply entering what he termed "a re- view period." The-large bakery-concern still owns a location in the AIDC tract at the northeast- edge of the 'city. Hanna emphasized that the com- pany which has delayed plans for a major installation here has cer- tainly not junked the idea. He said he was confident this market and in fact all of southeastern and eastern Oklahoma were in for .a period of remarkable growth. He indicated the' company 'at a fu- ture date, when conditions in the "bakery industry and the national economy-' had stabilized, might well launch development of a ma- jor facility here. A total of some 60 people work- ed in the Ada operation. Another company spokesman said that perhaps-15 or 17 of these people who. could not. be absorbed into other operations or work in the warehousing and distribution fa- cility would simply lose their jobs. 'Meads entered" the local picture in August 1955 when they 'pur- chased the Knotts Bakery and have been in operation here since that'.time. Of course, Meads pro- ducts will still be.-sold here. instead of U.S. .naval officers in this role although presumably from U.S. warships in the block- ade zones. But with Castro's rebuff Thant's effort to put a U.N. inspe tion force into Cuba last Wednes- day, the Soviets suggested that Red Cross.representatives might assume a broadened role. TJ.S. officials" .maintained' the cautious optimism which has been Washington's" p'o's'i't'i on" since Khrushchev's broad concessions in last Sunday's letter to Kenne- The policy -remained that there must be some satisfactory inspec- tion to insure that rockets are not being hidden away on the Com- munist-ruled' island after the launching bases are a trick which some Cuban refu- gees claim already is being pulled. There appeared to be no ten- dency here to insist on a U.N. inspection team but neither was there any sign that the United States will settle for anything less than conclusive evidence that the deadly -missiles are safely aboard ships sailing away from Cuba. U.S. military intelligence is be- lieved to have a pretty good es- timate on the total number of rockets imported. (Continued on Page Two) Red Chinese Press Deep Into Ladakh NEW DELHI, India vading Chinese were reported rapidly completing their conquest of Ladakh on Saturday, giving point to warnings that the arrival of American arms will not magic- ally dispel the threat to India's Himalayan borders. A stream of U.S. C135 trans- ports from Germany landed at threQ-hour intervals with.automat- ic rifles, mortars, antipersonnel mines and other equipment much needed by the outnumbered and outgunned Indian army, as in- formed sources reported continued Red Chinese advances in the Dem- chok area' in Ladakh. The .Chinese apparently were meeting little or no resistance since they captured the village of Demchok, at the southern end of the Ladakh front. They have seized virtually all the square miles they claim' (Continued on Page Two) OKLAHOMA Partly clondy through Sunday night; little colder with scattered frost in east portion Saturday night; warmer Sunday, turning colder in extreme north Sunday after- noon and over state Sunday night; low 33-43; high Sunday in 60s. High.temperature in Ada Sat- urday was 51, after a Friday night low of 40; reading .at 5 p. m. Saturday, 49.