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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Feller at the next desk is one of the most pitiable of beings. He-is in the depths of human despair, a wretched example of a tortured personality. His gloom is awesome. He is a Dodger fan. Many Beauties Vie For Crown; Page 1, Section 2 THE ADA EVENING NEWS World Series Is Underway; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 176 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1962 22 Pages 5 CENTS 10 CENTS SUNDAY Astronaut Schirra Settles Down To Routine Scientific Tasks CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) M. Schirra Jr., hero of Wednesday's dazzling nine-hour satellite flight six times around .the earth, tells today the scientific story he was much too busy to relate in space. After the 39-year-old Navy com- mander, comfortably lodged in the admiral's cabin of the aircraft carrier Kearsarge, completes his uninterrupted dictaphone account- No other American has spent so much more than nine weightless and in orbit. From first appearances, the strain had been no greater than for a jet-plane flight of compar- able length. The Kearsarge plucked Schirra dry and comfortable in his Sigma 7 from midrPacific waters less than three bullseye for the longest orbit I sarge took him in'tow, and at. Obviously enjoying himself all nuiisey ui p_m, a winch lifted! the while, he convulsed his team- flight yet taken by an American. Schirra blasted off at Florida's breakfast a.m. EST. He traveled about miles, and then went aboard the carrier before .lunch had been served. By contrast, the water journey of less than miles to Hon- olulu, under way today, will take Sigma 7 and its pilot aboard the carrier. By the clocks on the Kearsarge it was about time for the first .noon mess call. mates on the ground with his jaunty responses to then- commu- nications. With all the gaiety, Schirra re- imained -what all the astronauts As the first space traveler been trained to space return to earth thousands of miles technical observer. from his takeoff point, Schirra ac- D. Brainerd Holmes, 'director .of about 72 hours, or eight times as lunar exploration program for long as the Sigma 7 cruise. miles off its bow. The astronaut attained His spacecraft parachuted into physicians will examine him the water 250 miles northeast of performance of unrivalled thoroughly for any possible after- smoothness, Schirra and the Proj- effects. Two doctors on the Kear ect Mercury team that launched "It proved that there is no sub- sarge have reported he apparent- him from Cape Canaveral hit ly suffered no ill effects. stitute for sound engineering and thorough, training. "This is a real step forward. It is also 'evidence that we will not be pushed into going.too fast- that we will go as fast as pos- sible." Walter C. Williams, director of NASA's Project .Mercury, said "so far as I am concerned, the -mission -was "perfect." Astronaut Donald K. Slayton, Cape control communicator for the mission, said of his fellow pi- "We learned a lot of especially that you can fly this long.with a small amount of fuel. Wally did an impressive job -of handling 'the spacecraft and con- serving fuel." Eight of the nine newly named Project Gemini-Project Apollo as- tronauts witnessed the launching. Slayton said they were "quite im- pressed." As soon as he boarded the car- rier, Schirra answered two Wash- "Waliy's always cool. He did j ington telephone from Pres- good job nobody could have j ident Kennedy and Vice President 1 Lyndon B. and one from done- better. his wife, Josephine Schirra, Houston, Tex. President Kennedy greeted him with a "hi, and told him the country was delight- ed with his "wonderful job." Schirra, .modestly responding to a reference to his landing so close to his target, told the President that "I thought I might as well go where I was headed'this time." The astronaut added' that the President's Sept. 11 visit to Cape Canaveral was greatly appre- seemed to help." In another telephone conversa- tion with Capt Tazewell Shepard, in the President's naval aide, Schir- ra was overheard to say that he was very pleased about "staying in there and coming out dry." As for another flight, he said "I guess I could take another one, but let's make it tomorrow, not today." Johnson told Sihirra, everyone was proud of him and his wonder- ful flight. The astronaut thanked him and said he was looking forward to seeing the vice president in Texas and going hunting with him later in the fall. (Continued on Page Two) Lyons Rips Own Department As In Desperate Condition OUTLINE FOR OKLAHOMA The East Central Band ij, shown here in the outline of the Sooner State. The band this year at ECSC contains almost 80 pieces, the largest group in the history of the school. Don Gant is director and head of the instrumental music department at the college. It will lead Saturday's big homecoming parade which begins at 10 a. m. A total of 31 bands from a wide area of the state will be featured in the procession. (NEWS Staff Lawmakers Rush Toward Adjournment WASHINGTON adjournment by on Saturday, the House quickly passed a compro- mise trade expansion law today and turned its attention to a postal rate increase-federal employes pay raise bill. The vote was 255-91. The trade measure, a major victory for President Kennedy, went to the Senate which was ex- pected to send it promptly to the White House. The trade bill and the postal- pay raise measure are two of the biggest pieces of legislation re- maining on the congressional docket. The latter bill passed the Senate on Wednesday. Both the Senate and the House met two hours ahead of their usual starting time to plunge into calendars crowded with last- minute business. The compromise trade bill gives the President all the unprecedent- ed powers he sought to slash and eliminate tariffs and to work out broad economic arrangements with the European Common Market. The House took only about an hour on the measure, high speed for such a controversial matter. The Senate is expected to fol- low suit promptly. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., assistant Democratic leader, said passage of the legislation will be the crowning achievement of this Con- gress, Two other major items are just about wrapped up for the trip to the White House: The combined bill raising post- al rates million a year, in- (Continued on Page Two) Visitors Double In Plafrt Camp? Over 10 Years Overnight camping at Platt Na- tional Park, Sulphur, has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according -to Supt. Johnwill Faris. During the first nine months of 1962, Faris reports, campers Kiefer Man's Injured Chicken Coop Slams Into Car A Kiefer man ws in Valley View Hospital this morning after a freak accident Wednesday after- noon in which his car collided head-on with an airborne chicken coop. James C. McCullough, 67, suf- fered facial lacerations and bruises in the accident. He was said McCullough was driving west on SH12 about a quarter-mile west of Homer, when he met a produce truck traveling east. Just as the two vehicles met, a chicken coop fell off the truck and struck the windshield of the McCullough car. McCullough listed in fair condition at the hos-1 swerved to the right and the car pital this morning. Highway Trooper H. T. Gay, who investigated the accident, went off the north side of the road into a deep ravine, tux-ning over onto its right side. McCullough's wife, who was a the truck driver's identity, passenger with him, was appar- The accident happened about ently uninjured. !2 p.m. Gay said the truck driver evi- In another county accident two dently did not know anything had happened. He continued on east to -he-was-stop- .ped by officers who had been alerted by'Gay. Allen boys suffered minor injuries. They were treated and released at -Valley-ViewHqspital-early-'Thurs-" day morning when their car ran iinto a ditch on SH 48 two miles The truck driver has been giv- west of Gerty. en a summons for failure to se-i The boys are Arlie Knighton, cure his load, Gay said. The troop-, 19, and Jerry Lovelady, 23. Neith: er said he had not yet learned: er was seriously hurt: Kennedy Orders Action To Halt Shipping Strike WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy today ordered the gov- ernment to take court action to stop the strike of longshoremen that has tied up shipping in Atlan- tic and Gulf Coast ports. Kennedy acted after receiving a report from the three-man board he appointed Monday to in- vestigate the walkout. Naming of such a board is the first step un- der the Taft-Hartley law to halt major industrial work stoppages. Kennedy's action cleared the way for the government to seek an end to the strike for an 80-day cooling off period. Twice before Kennedy has hi- .L YV11.C UG4U1C All'lllll'UJ .41- voked the Taft-Hartley law to to tile .soutn shipping strikes on the East and West coasts. With today's order, he instruct- ed Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy to petition any federal court with jurisdiction in the far flung strike area to put the longshoremen back on their jobs. Ole Miss Moves Site Of Homecoming Game OXFORD, Miss. De- fense Department today forced the University of Mississippi to cancel its formal homecoming festivities, and transfer Satur- day's football gome away from the troubled campus. A traditional Friday night home- coming dance, a parade, outdoor pep rallies and were cancelled. OXFORD, Miss. (AP) The University of Mississippi today shifted its Saturday football game with the University of Houston from the riot-troubled campus here to Jackson, about 200 miles said, has plans which will take him off the campus. Edwin Guthman, the Justice Department's top agent on the scene, said, "We realize how im- portant this weekend is to the col- lege and to the alumni. On the other hand, we don't want any more riots or violence. We must make an assessment. There has been a major disturbance here, two people killed, and numerous others injured." Guthman said the attorney gen- eral wanted a full rundown on the Oxford situation, Gov Ross Barnett, who defied the federal court order to admit Meredith, appeared on a Jackson television station and urged Mis- Asst. Athletic Director John R. sissippians to "be calm, be pa- Holley said the decision was made this morning. "The Houston team will go into! Jackson tomorrow morning we'll go in tomorrow Holley said. The status of the game, sched- It was understood the Justice j uled here as the Ole Miss home- Department probably would file suit in New York later today to .end the strike. The longshoremen struck early Monday, halting shipping in ports from Maine to Texas. Kennedy named the fact-finding board 10 hours later, and received its re- port today. The shipping companies, while used the park facilities. The same (offering wage increases, have period in 1952 brought campers to the park. Platt statistics show vis- itors and 388 campers during the week of Sept. 23-29, bringing the year's totals to and 792 respectively. There were 359 museum visitors; yearly total stands at Rainfall during the week was .58 inch, bringing the total for the month to 4.68 and the total for the year to 27 inches. Temperatures ranged from 50 to 87 degrees. A move is under way to abolish the exclamation point. People aren't surprised at anything any- Gen. Fea. Corp.) asked for negotiations on "in- creased productivity" as part of the deal. The union has demanded a six-hour day with no cut in the present eight-hour daily wage. board, in its report, gave Kennedy this conclusion to its de- liberations: "It is evident that despite re- peated meetings almost no prog- ress has been made toward an agreement. In this sense, the par- ties are worse off than they 'were at a comparable time in 1959, for on that occasion they had at least resolved a number of fundamental issues." The board was not called on to recommend terms of a settle- ment. Its only function under the Taft-Hartley Law is to report to Kennedy on the gravity of the strike in order to permit him to determine whether the national health, welfare and security are threatened. coming, had been in doubt since the rioting on the campus last Sunday following the arrival of Negro James H. Meredith-to en- roll as a student. The campus and the city have been under the guard of federal troops to preserve order. Federal officials had expressed concern at the prospect of a loot- ball to 000 into the tense situation. Meredith, 29, the first Negro knowingly admitted to Ole Miss, is not expected to be in Oxford this'weekend. Mederith, officials (Continued on Page Two) Deputy Sheriff Finds Body Of Ada Man, 81 An 81-year-old, man was found dead at his home nortwhest of Ada Wednesday afternoon. Charles E. Cloyes, 81, who lived in a trailer house northwest of the city, was Dep- uty Sheriff- Cecil 'Smith. Author- ities said the man apparently died of natural causes. Smith investigated after neigh- bors reported-Cloyes had not been, seen during the past four or five Daisy Swirls Toward Florida At Top Speed MIAMI, Fla. a flighty mass of swirling winds that nearly blew itself. out over the weekend, swelled to hurricane force overnight and aimed toward the Florida peninsula today. 'Forecasters said the storm packed winds of up to 75 miles per hour near the center. Gales reached out 250 miles to the east and north and 50 miles to the southwest of center, churning up seas angry enough to keep small craft in port as far away as the Bahamas. Daisy's center was located ap- proximately 775 miles east of Mi- ami. The storm was moving west- northwest at about 8 or 9 miles per hour.. Forecasters said the storm would continue to increase slight- ly, and slowly and maintain its present course and speed for the next 24 hours. Daisy's fickleness was described as normal. Born over the week- end, Daisy roared into power with winds up to 50 miles an hour. Then, as the storm surged toward the Antilles, Daisy ran down, winds dropping to less than 5 miles an hour. The Weather Bureau called off its watch and said Daisy posed no threat to the mainland or islands in the Caribbean Sea. Suddenly, conations changed, the Weather Bureau said. Daisy became better organized because, days. He found the partially de- j among.other reasons, the pressure composed body, about p.m.'around the edges of the storm County Attorney Pat Holm'an rose and conditions in the upper said Cloyes evidently died Friday night of last week. atmosphere became more favor- able. Gen. Walker Awaits Moves By Attorneys SPRINGFIELD, Mo. mer Maj. Gen, Edwin A. Walker, arrested during the rioting at Ox- ford, Miss., spent another night at the U.S. Medical Center here pending legal moves to free him. His attorneys appeared before'-a federal court clerk Wednesday with a petition seeking his release but left without filing it. Later, the attorneys, Clyde'J. Watts of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Robert Morris of Dallas, Tex., flew to Dal- las with .no indication of when they would- return. Judge John W. Oliver of the U. S. District Court said this" morning the action would be .filed, in'Kan- sas City. He said he had been in- .formed by.. Floyd Gibson .of'.Kaiisas City'that the case would' be assigned to him and it would', be heard here. Judge Oliver added the hearing probably would not be held before the first of the week.' .who led federal troops during the 1957 integration crisis at Little Rock., Ark., was'arrested Sunday and charged with inciting insurrection and seditious con- spiracy in the uproar over admis- sion of 'James H. Meredith, a Ne- gro, to the all-white University of Mississippi. Walker was brought to the. Medi- cal Center on Monday night. Tues- day a federal judge ordered him held for psychiatric examination. Walker's attorneys said they have instructed him not to cooper- ate in any examination or. treat- ment. Morris sent a telegram to Sen. James Eastland, D-Miss., asking that the Senate Judicial Commit- tee investigate the case. Eastland is chairman of the committee. Morris called Walker the na- tion's "first political prisoner." The Walker attorneys said their petition for habeas corpus would allege Walker was illegally de- prived .of his liberty, thr.t he was illegally transported to Missouri, that .in being denied bail his con- stitutional rights were violated, that he was denied right of coun- sel in the hearing where he was ordered to undergo examination, that he was not examined by a doctor as to reasonable doubt con- cerning his ability to understand the case against him. Jaycee President Visits In Ada Stan Ladley, Bartlesville, state president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will .be in Ada Thursday for the regular Jaycee meeting. He will preside at the.induction of some 20 new Jaycee members who 'are joining the local civic club after the recent membership drive. The meeting is set for p.m. at the Trails Motel and all Jay- cee members are asked to attend.. CHARLES DeGAULLE DeGcruffe threatens To Resign PARIS (AP) President Charles de Gaulle cooly .threat- ened to quit today unless France approves his proposal to elect future presidents by popular vote. 1 The proposal will be submitt- ed to1 a national referendum Oct. 28. De Gaulle spoke in a radio- television address just two hours before the National Assembly was scheduled to take up a mo- tion of censure against the gov- ernment. In was.ap- pealing to.the people over the head of Parliament to fol- low his leadership. The president said he needed "yes" votes in the referendum to give him strength for his future activities. It was the first of two nation- wide De Gaulle broadcasts.pre- ceding the vote in Parliament, in the first major political crisis of the Fifth 'Republic. Dissolu- tion of the assembly .and elec- tions next month appeared likely. There has been little criticism of De Gaulle himself and his conduct of the presidency. -But the will apply only to future presidents. De Gaulle was elected by a college of about electors made up of members of Parliament, regional councils and municipal councils. No less than 38 deputies put their names on the speakers' list for the assembly debate. This indicated the debate might drag on into the night and that the not come before the early hours of Friday. The immediate issue is De Gaulle's decision to submit his proposed consitutional amend- ment to the people in' a referen- dum Oct. 28 without the' approv-' al of Parliament: His foes say prior legislative approval is mandatory under the constitu-' tion. Pontotoc County Teachers Meet Monday 'Focus On Excellence1 In Edu- cation" will be the theme of the one-day OEA workshop of the Pontotoc County Teachers' As- sociation here Monday. The meeting will be held in the Ada Junior High School. Ferman Phillips, .executive secretary of the Oklahoma Edu- cation Association, will be. the principal speaker at a general session-at 1 He will be introduced by Rex 0. Morrison, -superintendent of Ada Public Schools. Phillips' topic will be the workshop on Excellence in Education." Although the teachers will be at work during the day. it'll be a holiday for all school youngsters in the county. Leaders and group recorders will meet at -a. m. in the school auditorium. Group meet- ings .will be held from 10 .a. m. until a.m. This forenoon session will consist, of 14 group meetings with from 20 to 25 teachers in each group, all ses- sions beginning at 10 a.'m. The general session follows after 'lunch. James L. Barnes, prin- ..cipal of Vanoss High. School, 'and president of the OEA unit, be in charge the work- "shop and preside at the after- noon general session. The 14 discussion leaders in- clude'L. A. Darbison, Karl Til- ley, M.- W. Stokes, A. _W. Brown, Finis Morrison, Lonnie. Abbott, LeRoy Huddleston, H. V. Bur- rough, Leon Landrith, W. Bur- gess Steed, C. L. Robbcrson, Virgil Medlock, .Jim R. Salyer and.M. R. Tucker. Recorders for these groups, will include Mrs. Nicey Vickers, Mrs. Lillian Nelms, Wendell Gurley, Mrs. Ruth Mancebo, Gerald Stewart, Mrs. Anna Gail. Stidham, Mrs. Marcene Eaton, Mrs. Edna 'Mae Query, Harold Haines, Mrs. Donnie Morrison, Mrs. Vernefl Moore, Mrs. Char- lotte Oxford, Mrs. Dorothy Mil- L'gan and Mrs. Carmen Turley. Rev. Herman Ging, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Ada, will give the invocation to open the general session -at 1 p, m. The Ada High School' .Choraleers directed by Dixon Roseberry will present musical selections. Mrs. Edith Hudson will give a summarization of the record-! ers1 reports coordinated." Highway Chief Tells Adans Road Bureau Is Inefficient, Badly Needs Organization By ERNEST THOMPSON The Oklahoma Highway Department is inefficient, shortsighted and haphazardly organized, according to a man who should know. Frank Lyons, state highway director, told Ada Ro- tarians at their regular Wednesday noon meeting at the Aldridge Hotel that his department needs plenty of changes, most of which would save, instead of cost, money. Lyons pumped for a "long range" highway planning program, "strengthening" of the department from the inside, a change of attitude on the highway commission and additional funds for upkeep and equipment. "We operate haphazardly on a hand-to-mouth he declared. "We do the best. we.can under the circum- stances, but if Oklahoma is to have a top-notch highway program, the people must want it. "The ways things operate now. our building program is not on a long range basis of need: Too oft- en, it depends on who knows.the Governor, or who can exert enough influence and pressure on the commission. Oh yes, we have long range program if you call two months long range." Lyons also noted: "Highway De- partment people -are 'hungry' for somebody to provide a way to teach them the things they need to order to become good organization. But, often think, the people like the way things-are run now or they-would change them." The highway director predicted Oklahoma will see a- highway building boom unprecedented in state history within the next dec- ade, regardless of what man is elected governor, in November. "We'll build highways, all added. "But, I would like to see them built where they are needed and not a basis .of what area is able to exert enough influence to get roads." Lyons noted that Pontotoc Coun- ty has J93 miles of state highway and 185 miles of "rural" roads. "It would require ?i3 million to bring this county system 'up to snuff and that's as much as the entire state has in one he stated. "Most people are just like you people here in Ada.' They're 'hoping' for more roads all the time. You may or may not get them, depending on many things, none of which have an actual bearing on whether the road is needed. "I will say that .Oklahoma the best highway promotion state I've ever seen, but too many peo- ple spend their time 'dreaming' about new roads instead.of creat- ing a department which knows where it is going and how to get there. This meth- od of building roads is "haphazard and it will remain that way until the people decide they want it changed." Lyons listed four immediate steps which should be taken to get Oklahoma started in the right direction: (1) A deep "need" study to see how the state stands at the present time (2) A change in the complexion of the highway commisison .to allow-'.the commis- sioners to think statewide instead of by their districts (3) A strengthening of. the department from the inside .through training courses and (4) More funds for equipment and maintenance in- (Continued on Two) High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 76; low Wednes- day night, 58; reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, 58. U. S. Readies Clampdown On Cubans WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy has decided to clamp down where possible on shipping engaged in trade between Cuba and Soviet bloc countries. An an- nouncement is expected within a day or so. The move, which has been un- der study for some time, would be the first action by the United States following Wednesday night's unanimous inter-American foreign ministers' condemnation of-the Soviet-supported Fidel Cas- tro regime in Cuba. Rusk told the Latin-American the State Depart- ment sent word to North Atlantic Treaty Organization the United States is planning to take immediately the following steps to prohibit or discourage shipping to Cuba: 1. Close United States' ports to all shipping of countries which have any vessels whatever en- gaged in carrying arms to Cuba. So far as U. S officials know this would apply only to the Soviet Un- ion, since only its vessels are now carrying arms to Castro. Soviet ships rarely if ever call at U.S. ports. 2. Deny any U.S. government cargo to foreign flag ships of any owner whose vessels are used in trade between Cuba and the Sino- Soviet bloc. There was a recent case of a Yugoslav ship which carried Soviet grain to Cuba, then went on to Houston-to load.U.S. government surplus food for de- livery to Egypt under the foreign aid program. Controversy blocked that shipment but there have been others of-that kind and-they are now to be prohibited. 3. Flatly bar all United States owned.ships from carrying goods to Cuba. Officials said they do not know of any such ships but that clear on this point since- pressures are being put on foreign-owned shipping. 4. Close .United States ports to any vessel which on a continuous voyage is employed in trade be- tween Communist bloc countries and Cuba. This restriction- is par- allel to the one denying U.S. gov- ernment cargo to any vessel in ie Cuban trade but the aim here is to prevent such a vessel from picking up privately owned cargo. The. over-all purpose of the sanctions is to make it much more expensive and difficult for the So- viets to supply Castro with either arms or non-military goods. V ;