Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Christmas is coming. We got a wire from Santa Glaus today advising that th. year's first letter has from Ada. Lad named Gregory Wait, says he wants a cannon, paratrooper set and machine gun...; Newsmen Remember Martyr To Press' Freedom, Page 12 Richie James Nabs Player Of The Week; See Sportse, Page 8 59TH YEAR NO. 186 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Crawford-Monroney Race For Senate Turns Into Battle Royal OKLAHOMA CITY (API-Dem- ocrat vs. Republican liberal vs. conservativa veteran vs. rookie. This is the way Oklahoma's 1962 race for the U. S. Senate stacks up. Sen. Mike Monroney is seeking his third 6-year term in the Senate and is opposed by B. Hayden Crawford. The race finally is moving to the front and beginning to share the limelight with a contest for governor featuring W. P. Bill At- Astronaut Chats With President WASHINGTON (AP) Astronaut Walter M. Schir- ra Jr. talked over details of his six-orbit ride around the earth with President Ken- nedy today. The Schirra family watched with beam- ing smiles. The conference in the Presi- dent's White House office had a homey touch, with family smal talk as well as discussions o Schirra's. space achievements The four Schirras sat on a whit sofa, the President in his rockin chair. Schirra's son, Walter III, who 1 12, left with the President's tiecli as a gift, and his sister had a ne' chain bracelet. "I Know You" Suzanne, 5, looked shyly at th President and said, "I know wh you are. At one point Kennedy asked Su zanne if she had seen the ponie kept at the White House 'for th Kennedy children. She shook he head no, and the President too her and the family out to see th ponies. Schirra said he expected to retur to Houston, Tex., tonight and t fly to Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wee nesday. There he will complete written report on his nine-hou space flight and turn his attentio to design problems of the new two man spacecraft, Gemini. No Vacation Asked if he needed a vacation Schirra said, "I don't think I neei any now. I had mine while I wa flying." Schirra's wife watched quietlj while her husband talked with th President. The two red-haired chil dren beamed with pride and ex citement. The President asked Schirra'i son where he went to school, anc was obviously taken with the charms of little Suzanne. He asket her if she watched her father's .space flight and she nodded yes He asked her age and she showed him five fingers "of her left hand Will Welcome The brief White House visit fol lowed a wild confetti-strewn wel come Monday in Schirra's native New Jersey. The 39-year-old Navy command kinson and Henry Bellmon. Crawford has been campaigning for weeks but encountered some difficulty in getting attention. He seemed to be shadow-boxing much of the time since Monroney was attending congressional sessions and made no. attempt to hit back. The senator is back -now and swinging from the hips. He used probably the strongest language of the campaign Mon- day night at Okmulgee in defend- ing his voting record and blasting his opponent. Crawford -has distributed great stacks of literature, attempting to show that the senator is soft-on communism if not sympathetic toward it. He claims Monroney voted: to continue sending tax dollars to communist countries who had not paid United Nations assessments, voted, to continue .aid to commu- nist controlled countries, voted that applicants for aid need hot sign statements they were non- communists and voted to give status to the Communist Party in the United States. Monroney answered that Craw- ford is practicing fraud and try- ing to deceive the people. He said he voted to outlaw the 'Commu- nist Party, voted, to require, -an oath of allegiance to .the United' States for 'students, 'applying for loans under the National Defense Education Act and voted to make it a crime for a Communist to apply for such a loan. "L. charge that'this is a cam- paign of fraud and deceit cause these are lies and he knows they are lies he figures you don't have. time to check them and.I don't have, time to answer them 'in the three weeks left be- fore .the. Monroney .de- clared.' Crawford has used just about as strong language fa-talking about Monroney. "Will it be. the Monroe Doctrine or Monroney-K e n n e d y defeat- he asked recenly. "Are we going' to enforce .our historical western hemisphere pledge in the Cuban situation or take the junior senator's solution and send trac- tors to Crawford urged a naval block- ade-of Cuba. He said the U. S. must act alone -if the Organization of American States will not join in.action against Cuba. "If Monroney would come back to Oklahoma once in a while, oth- er, than in an election year, he would find out how Oklahomans feel about such Crawford said.' Monroney, now 60 and grey- haired, was born in Oklahoma City and is a 1924 graduate.of the .Oklahoma. He w.ork- ed five years as a newspaper, re- porter and political writer and spent 10 years '.in the furniture business in-Oklahoma. City. He served six terms as a rep- resentative before defeating El- mer Thomas in the 1950'Demo- cratic primary to move up to the Senate. Thomas.by about .votes in the runoff, Monroney defeated-the Rev. W. H. Bill Alexander, Republican, 953 to in the general elec- tion. In 1955, Monroney had no Dem- ocratic opponent. He Defeated Re- publican 'Douglas McKeever by about .votes in the general election. The senator long has been close to Adlai, Stevenson and supported him -for president When John Kennedy won the party nomination in 1960, Mon- roney moved .solidly behind him and helped in th'e general elec- tion campaign. He has supported much of the Kennedy program but voted against the medicare bill "I don't think any president is always, he. says. "But I certainly don't think any Demo- crat president as always wrong! When they are right, they cer- tainly deserve all the support you can give them." Monroney heads a Senate Avia- tion subcommittee and has been a leading spokesman for the indus- try at the Capitol. He has worked (Continued on Two) er was honored by celebrations in Honolulu some 72 hours after his flight and in Houston, where he now lives. But a bodyguard with him sak neither compared with the wel- come Schirra got Monday in string of North Jersey communi- ties, barely half an hour from New York City. A parade carried Schirra, his blonde wife, Jo, and their two children through Hackensack, where Schirra was born, and Ora- dell, where he grew up. Some 000 cheering persons lined the way. Schools were let out so stu- dents could greet him. Then, at the River Dell High School stadium in Oradell, Schirra received a congratulatory mes- sage from the President and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's award for dis- tinguished service. Kennedy said in his message that the entire Mercury team "is to be commended for its dedi- cated efforts to develop U.S. capa- bilities in get our space .program moving from the posr tion of second best to one of world leadership." The President added: "That we are climbing back up the ladder is apparent in the matchless per- formance of our most recent flight I am convinced that al- (Continued on Paae Two) Never contradict your wife. It's only your word against thousands of hers. (Copr. Gen, Fea. Corp.) WATER OVER THE DAM It's probably lust as wtll no from Oklahoma City was around when a NEWS photographer decided to snap this shot showing the man-made waterfall at the spillway of Atoka Reservoir. The lake it Oklahoma City's water or least it will be when the pipeline is finished to Elm Creek Reservoir south of Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, all that nice water splashes on down North Boggy River. (NEWS Staff ______________. ___________________ U.S. Fails Again With High Altitude A-Test Court Studies Fine Against Ross Barnett NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal appeals court may .rule later this week on :t JJ.f. Soviet instrument ships reached a viet vessels 40 miles and roughly request tnat it line MISSIS- t p .f. t d where sippi Gov. Ross Barnett Soviet Ships Lurk In Pacific Near U. S. Nuclear Test Area WASHINGTON trio of j the latest reported fix put the So- Africans Claim Stevenson Paints Too Rosy A Picture Of Congo Mess UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) Ambassador Adlai E. Stev- enson came under criticism today 'rom African delegates who felt critical when it was reported Stev- enson had based this hope on word'from EUsabethville that the Katanga gendarmerie and the chances for solving the Congo crisis. African circles expressed sur- painted too bright a picture of j Congolese army'are ready to sign "-----a cease-fire. Diplomats here agreed tension would be eased by a cease-fire and Katanga' President Moise Tshombe's reported offer to send the head of his armed forces to Leopoldville to pledge allegiance to the central government. But they cautioned that 'such actions >rise at Stevenson's disclosure hat he told President Kennedy Sunday recent developments "give us some hope of a solution of the )roblem in the Congo." Some delegates were privately Overseas Churches Try To Cut Bonds With U.S. MONTREAT, N.C. eas churches are seeking to less- n the authority of mission boards f the U.S. church bodies which ounded them, three mission lead- rs agreed Monday. The three participants in.a con- ultation on world missions here igreed that one of, the pressing aroblems is whether to accede to tieir request for greater indepcn- ence. Complicating the issue is the eeling on the part of many'mis- ionaries that ties with mission cards must be maintained. The consultation, attended by church leaders from all continents will prepare recommendations for the sponsoring Board of World Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Five commit- tees, holding '-closed sessions through Wednesday will report Thursday and Friday. A cautioning voice against cut- ting loose indigenous churches was raised by Dr. Harold .John Ockenga of Boston, leader 'and zealous supporter of world missions. (Continued on Two) would by no means settle the over-all issue of Congo unity. 'These African diplomats recall that Tshombe has signed pledges before that he recognizes Katanga as just another Congo province. But they said he h'as given little indication of'abiding'by them. Reports from Elisabethville said that, even while he negotiated with the Leopoldville. government, Tshombe has been building up his armed forces. Various estimates put his force at from to men. Tshombe also has agreed to split government revenues of his mineral-rich province with .the Leopoldville regime, as specified in acting Secretary-General Thant's plan, for Congo'unity'..'But the European-owned Union' Mini- ere firm still pays.taxes to-Katan- on its-large exports of copper and -cobalt, and-Katanga continues keep the money. Nigerian Foreign Minister, Jaja Wachuku.called Monday for, quick J.N. action to settle :the Congo crisis once and' for all. "Time is running -out -and the money is running out, Wa- chuku told the U.N. General As: sembly in -a policy speech. would be a disaster' if we don't .ie up the loose ends before the wo run-out completely." for his actions in the James H. Meredith case. Attaches of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it was un- ikely any decision would come be- 'ore Wednesday. Two panels of the court are hearing cases this week n Atlanta 'and Montgomery, Ala. They will receive copies of briefs filed'Monday by the Justice, De- jartrnent and the state of _Missis- sippi. The state 'claimed'; the-ap- )eals court no longer'had'jurisdic- Both Guilty Both Barnett and'.Lt. Gov.'Paul B. Johnson Jr. have-been found wuilty of contempt by the court for heir part in attempting 'to block :he- enrollment o'f Meredith, a Ne- ;ro, at-the University of Missis- sippi. But no sanctions fcave been jut into effect against the two of- licials. When the officials were convict- ed, the court, set possible penalties at a daily fine and impris- onment for Barnett and a daily fine for Johnson. The Justice Department's latest request made no mention of John- son. NAACP Asks Jail Mrs. Constance Baker Motley, attorney for the National Associa- tion for the Advancement of'Col- ored People, told- the court both the governor and nor should be imprisoned until they promise to obey the court's orders. At the university; the student cabinet issued .a statement urging an -end to student demonstrations against first Negro ad- mitted the universi- ty in its il4-year.'history. Condemn Force The statement..adopted'by the cabinet of nine students con- demned also "the forced admis- sion of an 'unqualified .student" The statement did not explain why the cabinet .considers Mere- dith an unqualified student. Meredith, meanwhile, started his. third week of classes without incident. Only one Justice Depart- ment attorney .was with him at the university cafeteria Monday night. Aha! ATLANTA names of two candidates for Georgia's state senate were ordered stricken from the ballot in to- day's Democratic. primary. Party secretary George D. Stewart said their checks for qualifying fees bounced. they were within 450 miles of both the U.S. nuclear test zone and the impact area staked out by the Soviet Union for experimental rocket shots. From this position it 'was be- lieved the the Sibir, Suchan and could monitor the performance of the Russian rock- ets and any U.S. nuclear tests. .One American test went awry an effort to set off a high altitude 'nuclear; test, at 'Johnston Island. A 'spokesman said ttfe Thp'r missile" nucleaFwarheaili were, destroyed in flight by 'a range safety officer because of an unexplained malfunction. The Defense' Department 'said south of Johnston Island, and 360 miles west and a bit north of the rocket target area announced by Moscow. Although -the Pentagon didn't say-so, U.S. patrol planes'Obvious- ly were keeping a close watch on the equipment-laden Soviet ships. There was every likelihood, too, that United States would observe the results of the Russian rocket firings launched from inside -the Soviet Union1' several 'thousand miles away. .-The Soviet Union announced Monday two areas into which' its long range rockets would be some miles, southwest of Hawaii ..and the other miles northwest of Hawaii. The Pentagon said: it was un- known whether other Russian in- strument ships had been sent into the second impact area. The Moscow statement said the tests, beginning today, were pan of a research program to perfeci spaceship rocket carriers. It also said specially equipped naval ves- sels will be sent into the target areas. Some U.S. sources suggested the radar at the Army, antimissile tes' site on mid-Pacific Kwajalein Atol might be used to track the Soviet missiles. The Defense Department, said: "We do hot see any conflict .be- tween U.S. nuclear Soviet rocket firing." Democrats, GOP Slate Rallies In Competition Pontotoc County Democrats and Republicans' will participate in a 'show of strength" .Thursday night at Shawnee. Some time ago, the Oklahoma Republican State Committee set a meeting for Shawnee, featuring barbecue and an appearance by gubernatorial candidate Henry Bellmon. Later, the Fourth District Dem- ocratic Committee decided to hold a similar meeting at the' same time and in the same city. Appearing, on the Democratic playbill will be an all-star cast including Sen. Mike Monroney, Sen. Robert S. Kerr, Rep. Tom Steed, gubernatorial candidate W. P. Atkinson, Gov. J. Howard Ed- mondson, Lt. Gov'. George ..Nigh and Leo Winters, candidate for lieutenant governor. Sidney Clarke Jr., -Shawnee, made the announcement of' the Fourth District Democratic rally last week. It's to be held, starting at' p.m., at Jim Thorpe Sta- dium. Pontotoc County Republicans are trying to rally around the G.O.P. .flag which will be flying at the Municipal' Auditorium, Shawnee, at the same time the Demos .feast at the football sta- dium: County Democrats-are also-plan- ning to' make the pilgrimage to Shawnee Thursday night. The Republicans 'meet .tonight at their 'headquarters to form a caravan to.the Shawnee meeting. The local G.O.P. group meets at tonight. Bob Bennett, county Democratic campaign chairman, says all Pon- totoc County candi- dates plan-to be on hand for the Shawnee meeting. A Democratic caravan of cars will leave Ada, bound, for the Shawnee meeting, at p.m. Bennett is'arranging the caravan. Ada Pair Faces Robbery Charge County courts were busy Mon- day as .seven cases were.filed, most of them in Bert Ratliff's JP court. Leon Parker and Harold Key, both of Ada, were charged with conjoint robbery. They're accused of taking a billfold containing money and papers from Don E. Thompson. Oct. 11. The two were already charged in a separate case with.taking a car .owned.by Thompson. Donald Ray Thurman, Route 2, Ada, was cited for public 'drunk- enness and disturbing the peace. Public drunkenness charges were, also filed against Cleburn Howard, Eugene1 Jones, and Gale Jordan; all of Ada. Connie Lee Allen, Las Vegas, Nov., was charged with speeding. In .County Court, George Wil- liam Wright, -Ada. was sentenced to ,10 days'in'county jail .after pleading guilty to unlawful pos- session of- prescription drugs. World Series Is Real Personal With Konavva Fan By WENONAH RUTHERFORD KONAWA (Special) There's one armchair New York Yankee fan who has-been-rooting louder than most for them to win the 1962 World Series. The import of the win may be lost to. him but he knows he wants them to win because the man for whom he is named plays on "their team. Yogi Schornick, D u n c a.a. grandson of Mr. and Mrs.'L, W. Schornick, north of Konawa, and son of Mrs. C. F. .Schornick, Duncan, and.-the late'Mr.-Scnor- nick, has had his wheelchair pulled close to the television, set watching' the games; And oc- casionally he looks at a missive and picture' he-received- last week from Yogi Berra, .famous catcher of the New York Yan- kees. Berra. wrote .him. wishing him rapid recovery from injuries the five-year-old lad sustained al- most-two months'ago when 'struck by a truck. When 'Yogi was .born, 'his fa- ;the late C. -F. Schornick, decided 'his- son should ;be nam- ed for the famous ball, player. "I'm naming him Yogi, and I'm him Schornick said to the dismay of his family. .Yogi, you know is only..Berra's nickname.' His real name Js Larry Berra. But Yogi'is young Schornick's .name, lor real. On .August 18, Yogi Schornick crossed :the street', in -front ;of the Schornick -home in' Duncan 1 to buy ice'cream from a'truck.' As he turned to scamper back across the', street, he ran into the bed of a passing lumber truck and was seriously hurt. Among his injuries was a brok- en leg. The leg still is in a cast Yogi is confined to a wheel chair. Somehow Yogi Berra heard of. his namesake's plight and .he: wrote this letter of ment, "Yogi, letter we 'send to wheu'they are hurt. Hang.tough, don't give, up and you'll soon overcome your Enclosed with' the-letter was an. autographed picture, of the famous catcher.- Schornick said' she hasn't the faintest idea -how found out about her Yogi's having been hurt. Yogi Schornick is out of the 'hospital but- still has to have periodic checkups and treat- ment. And he is mulling .over whether he'owants to be a ball player .when grows up. Reds Down U. S. Planes; Three Killed SAIGON, South. Viet Nam (AP) guerrillas shot down a U.S. spotter plane and a Air Force fighter in South Viel Nam's central highlands .Monday and today. Three Americans aboard the spotter plane were killed. The pilot of the T28 fighter rode his plane down and was thrown out when it hit and exploded. He was injured only slightly. The identities of the Americans were not announced. An earlier report said the fight- er plane belonged to the Viet- namese air force, but later it was learned it was American and thai the. U.S. Air Force has one squad- ron of single-engine T28s in Viei Nam. This was the first indication that combat planes were in actipn against the Communist Viel Cong. In the past, U.S. Air Force pi- lots have flown combat missions in Vietnamese air force planes in air strikes against the guerrillas. Guerrillas opened up on the hov- ering T28 spotter plane late Mon- day during a government raid on Viet Cong positions in mountain' ous jungle 10 miles north of Ban Me ThuoL The fighter plane flew into the area today to give air support to ground forces protecting the wreckage of the spotter plane and bodies of the Americans. Ameri- can sources said the ground .party made contact. with the Commu- nists late today and killed two of the Reds. OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy this afternoon through Wednes- day.' Cooler this afternoon and east and south tonight; Low to- night 40 northwest'to south- east. High Wednesday to 75. High temperature' in Ada Mon-. day was- 89; low Monday night, 64; reading at 7 a.m. Tuesday, U. Rocket Is Destroyed After Flub HONOLULU (AP) The United States failed day night for the fourth time in five tries to deto- nate a nuclear device at high-altitude above Johnr ston Island and again a missile was to blame. The Atomic Energy Commission said the failure was due to a mal- function in the Thor booster carry- ing the sub-megaton device to its firing altitude of 30 to 40 miles. The range safety officer deliber- ately .destroyed the missile eight minutes after it was launched. Debris Splashes Debris from-the rocket and nu- clear warhead fell harmlessly into the safety zone'-away 'from Johnston and adjacent Sand Island, 'the AEC said. An announcement said there was no nuclear detonation and no danger to persons on the islands.. An AEC spokesman said the tests would be rescheduled. He said other missiles would be used to launch two other devices in other tests.' Nike Gets Test One test will use a Nike-Hercu- les rocket and the other a special- ly constructed booster with the booster from a surface-to-surface Sergeant rocket. Use of these mis- siles would indicate the two shots will be fired at relatively low altitudes because neither has the necessary thrust to carry their payloads to great heights. The failure was another blow to United States missile prestige and an embarrassing disappointment to scientists and technicians at Johnston Island. Only 'one shot from- Johnston in the current se- ries has been July 8 when a giant thermonuclear de- vice was detonated at an altitude of 210 miles. Flop Follows Delay Monday night's flop followed one 24-hour delay because of bad weather. The schedule went for- ward Monday night toward its planned firing time of p.nx a.m. EST Radio monitors picked up a voice from Johnston saying "liftoff, liftoff." Then, eight minutes later, the same voice screamed, "negative! The test was-designed to probe the ionosphere and Van. Allen ra- diation belts and determine wheth- er such 'explosions could be used to mask sneak missile attempts. Moon Shot Is Set For Wednesday CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) and technicians, frus- trated for 24 hours by a faulty spacecraft component, made final preparations today to launch the Sanger 5 spacecraft Wednesday award the moon. The launching was called off ate Monday when checkout could not be completed in time. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said .there wasn't enough time to make the calibration check and replace Ranger 5 atop its Atlas-Agena B Moster rocket. The problem, involving reducT ion of signal strength in a radio, telemetry circuit, cropped up Sun- day. NASA has a favorable period ending Friday in which to launch- the rocket to put Ranger 5 on the desired course.