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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma Joe Zilch figures you don't have to be accurate to win a Nobel Prize. That was after he read that part in Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath where it took the Okies all afternoon to drive from Oklahoma City to Bethany Picture Shows Cuban Missiles; See Page Three THE ADA EVENING NEWS Tigers Meet Rangers In League Contest; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 194 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1962 22 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Blockaders Intercept Cuba Bound Soviet Vessel- JFK Prepares Reply To U.N. Secretary's Message Navy Allows Ship To Proceed After Inspecting Cargo WASHINGTON Cuban-bound Russian tanker was intercepted but was allowed to proceed, the De- fense Department announced today. The department also said that at least a dozen Rus- sian ships apparently have turned back from their j original course to Cuba, presumably because they were carrying offensive weapons and would run the risk of the U.S. blockade. Arthur Sylvester, assistant secretary of defense read this announcement: "It now appears that at least a dozen Soviet vessels have turned because, according to the best of our information, they might have been carrying offensive materials. "However, the first Russian ship that proceeded "through the area patrolled Czechs Rip U.S.FIag In Rioting VIENNA, Austria oslovak demonstrators tore down the flag from the U.S. Embassy in Prague today and smashed win dows of the embassy building in a noisy rally of more than stu dents protesting the U.S. quaran tine of Cuba, an embassy spokes man said. The spokesman said the demon- strators milled in the narrow street in front of the embassy ant for an hour chanted anti-Ameri can slogans such as "Yankee go and "Cuba si, Yankee no." by our naval forces was Soviet tanker. "It was ascertained by the U.S. naval vessel which intercepted her that the tanker had only petrole- um aboard. "Since petroleum is not present- ly included as prohibited ma- terial, under President Kennedy's proclamation setting up the quar- antine, the tanker was allowed to proceed. "The Navy satisifed itself thai no prohibited material was aboard this particular ship. "The encounter took place short ly before 8 o'clock, day light .time Sylvester said he could not pro- .vide, any.'further-details' 'this The spokesman, reached by tele- phone from Vienna, said Czech uni- formed police stood by as some demonstrators climbed on the (Continued on Page Two) Masons Prepare For 7-County Meeting Sunday Ada-Masons were making'final arrangements .today for a seven- county meeting of members from 36 lodges at the East Central Student Union building Sunday afternoon. The meeting is the final area institute for Oklahoma Masons this year and will include Masons from Pontotoc, Coal, Seminole, Garvin, Hughes, Pottawatomie and Murray counties. The institute will begin at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and will at 4 o'clock. Four panels will lead discussion of problems faced the area. by lodges in time. The Pentagon announcement came after a similar report from Rep. James Van Zandt, .R-Pa., who attended a State Department regional briefing in New York for congressmen and governors of 11 northeastern states. President Kennedy was report- ed holding the door open for a crisis conference with Soviet Pre- mier Khrushchev if the right conditions develop. But U.S. officials stressed that while sticking to his readiness for U.S.-Soviet negotiations, Kenne- dy's main concern and overriding objective is to put an end to Soviet nuclear missile bases in Cuba. The President was said to have j Tibet ;iven most careful consideration! T i b e t a n ;o the proposal made Wednesday i about 60 night by Acting U.N. Secretary- judalguri. General U Thant to freeze thej crisis for two weeks so that; negotiations can proceed. Thej White House announced the.Presi dent was replying immediately. A reply to a new note from Ihrushchev was said in officia' quarters to be less urgent. The Soviet premier in a message to Jritish philosopher Bertrand Rus- sell declared Wednesday that he considered a summit meeting use- ul in order to do everything SUPER-SBRiVftE Boy Scout troop are washing and polishing cars madmen nowadays, earning money .to. buy uniforms and to finance weekend, camping trips. The boys and their Ma- chado, recently, camped, in a wilderness area near Temple, Okla., coming back by way of Turner Falls. Next.project is a campout at Camp Simpson, near Bromide. Machado jays he had 11 boys a couple of weeks ago, but new. recruits have been coming in so fast lately he's lost count thinks it's somewhere between 15 and 20. Here the boys and Machado .over the car of a Byng-resident, adding a little more gold to the treasury. (NEWS Staff Menon's Under Fire Reds Grab Vital Indian Town NEW DELHI, India -Chinese Communists have captured the important northeast Indian town of Towang, a Defense Ministry spokesman announced today. Towang lies on the old India-Tibet trade route between the Tibetan and Bhutan borders about 60 miles north northwest of Udalguri. The spokesman announced that Towang fell after bitter Chinese .Communist troops are advancing in most areas, he added. Defense .Minister V. K. Krishna Menon was coming under mounting fire because of the ineffectiveness of India's resistance" on the frontier. Prime Minister Nehru was reported to be defending him. Leading newspapers joined senior members of the Congress Party in the attacks on 'Nehru's closest associate. Some demanded Menon's resignation. "It looks as if someone is spreading a ceremonial red carpet for the advancing Red Chinese along the' entire northeast said one party leader who with 29 others criticized Menon severely in a meeting with Nehru Tuesday. .The government meanwhile admitted steady' Chinese advances all along the northeast much as 37 miles in some areas and indicated the Communists had captured most of .their objectives in the 'disputed area in the northwest, the Ladakh sector of Kashmir. Congress party critics charged Menon "kept us all in the dark by painting a rosy, picture of our eastern no place has the Indian army held ground since the on Page Two) Included on the seven-member panels will be several from this immediate area, including W. G. (Bill) Massey, district president, vice chairman of the institute and chairman of the secretaries and treasurers panel; Dave Stonewall, vice-chairman of the masters and wardens panel; Bud Graves, Roff, and Wendell Wynn, Stratford, members of the M and W panel; Bert .Harris, Konawa, and Paul Matthews, Coalgate, on the secretaries and. treasurers panel; Truman E. Johnson, vice chairman, George Dale, Francis, recorder, and C.' L. Case, Allen, member of the appointive officers panel: Carl Sutter, Ada, membrs panel. George B. Hill, Coalgate pub- lisher and district deputy grand master, is' area institute chair- man. High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 69; low Wednes- day night, 36; reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, 36, OKLAHOMA Fair tonight and Friday; cooler most sec- tions tonight; light freeze north with scattered light frost cen- tral and east; a little -warmer Friday; low tonight 28 northeast to 38 south; high Friday 58-68. xsssible to remove the danger of nuclear war. But in a letter to Kennedy about the same time, officials here said, Khrushchev made no direct bid for a conference and concen- trated his remarks on denouncing Kennedy's action Monday night in ordering a quarantine of Cuba. The quarantine policy of block- ading offensive arms shipments to Cuba became effective at 10 o'clock Washington time :Wednes- day morning. At that hour a total of 25 Communist ships was re- ported steaming toward Cuba and an inevitable confrontation with the U.S. warships on blockade station unless some intervening action was taken. That action came late Wednes- day. The Defense Department announced that some Soviet bloc vessels "appeared to have altered (Continutd on Two) i Steinbeck Wins Nobel Award For Literature STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) John Steinbeck won the 1962 Nobel Prize for literature today. The 60-year-old California-born author, who rose to fame with his novel- "The Grapes of is the sixth American .to win the lit- erary year worth For 30 years, Steinbeck has been turning out best sellers- many became prize-winning stage slays and gained a reputation as a chronicler of so- cial justice in-the United States. Steinbeck, author of 27 books, was .cited by. the prize committee 'for his at one and the same time realistic and imaginative writings, distinguished as they are by .a sympathetic humor and a social Steinbeck heard about the award at his home in Sag Harbor, His wife told reporters it was 'a great thrill" 'for him. Steel Executives Draw In Fines NEW YORK (API-Five steel corporation executives were fined a total of today 'on their pleas of no contest to charges of conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids in steel sales. Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan refused simultaneously to accept like pleas from four steel companies and a'trade associa- tion' named defendants in the same indictment. The individuals and their, Homer Lackey, president of Erie Forge Steel Corp., Erie, Pa., Emil Lang, board chairman of Erie Forge' Steel, manager of that division, The defendants were charged with conspiring between 1948 and 1961 to fix prices and rig bids in sales of steel forgings to the Army, Navy, electrical companies and other buyers. The indictment was returned last April 26. 'Each individual could have re- ceived a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of If convicted, each corporate defendant could up to Ryan schedule a trial date, -for .the Chicago Police Cite Edmondson For Speeding CHICAGO (AP) Gov. J. How- ard Edmondson of Oklahoma was ticketed today for speeding on Lake Shore Drive. Edmondson posted bond and said he would be represented in traffic court Nov. 28 by a friend. The governor, a said he was visiting friends in Chicago and plans to leave today. Police said -Edmondson was clocked at 58 miles per hour in a 45 m. p. h. zone. At Oklahoma City, Edmondson's office explained the circumstances and why the governor was with a Chicago television weather. girl at the time he was -arrested. iic ruiuc ix OLJCCI, i R.B. Heppenstall Sr., president I comPames and the assoc.ation. JohQ Edmondson.s of Midvale-Heppenstall Co.; Phil- The. four steel companies secretary, -said, the gover- the trade association to be tried jnor flew to Chicago Wednesday adelphia, Erb Gurney, manager of Beth- lehem '.Steel Co.- .sales, forgings, castings -and- special, products division, Pa., Robert S., assistant Bethlehem Steel Co., Erie Forge Steel Corp., U.S; Steel Corp., Midvale-Heppenstall Co., and Open Die Forging Institute, Inc. and conferred with officials of the John Nuvene Co., bond under- writers, about the proposed. east- ern, turnpike bond issue. (Continued on Page Two) U. N. Diplomats Hold Little Hope For Thcmt's Plea UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Diplomats held little hope today that Acting Secretary-General U Thant's call for a freeze in the Cuban crisis would succeed. The Soviet Union was expected to turn it down and the United States was reported ready to accept only under certain conditions. Thant told the Security Council he had sent an appeal to President Kennedy to suspend the U.S. naval block- ade and to Premier Khrushchev to hold up arms ship- ments 'to Cuba for two or .three weeks while the disputants meet and try to settle their differences. President Kennedy is reported ready to tell U Thant, acting secretary general of the United Nations, that he could accept the Burmese diplomat's plea for a two- week freeze of the Cuban blockade only under certain conditions. Authoritative sources said Kennedy's reply could be termed a conditional acceptance, or at least not a complete turndown. These sources said Kennedy's reply was in the hands of U.N. Ambassador Adiai Stevenson. But White House press secretary Pierre Salinger insisted at mid-morning that the message had not yet left the White House. There was no word there on when it might be delivered- or made public. MARIO GARCIA- INCHAUSTEGUI Cuban Speaks Informants said Kennedy wel comes U Thant's motives in ask ing Russia to stop sending war materiel to Cuba and asking this country to suspend its quarantim of Cuba -for two weeks. State Department officials de dined to .spell out the conditions Kennedy made in his' propose; message" they confirmed that the Presiden stressed the necessity of getting certain.' guarantees before even considering the' secretary gener- al's suggestion. Kennedy Is also 'reported to be restating in the message the whole problem of Soviet missiles already in Cuba. The U Thant sug- gestion is understood to have avoided this question, dealing only with further Soviet bloc deliveries to Cuba. The U Thant request, officials here stressed, is not being turnec down. They conceded, however, that the conditions Kennedy wil! make in his reply are stringent The State Department had no information on whether -Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev has already replied to the U Thant message addressed to him Before 'the Kennedy 'response was drafted, there was consulta- tion with Stevenson in New York, officials said. Stevenson paid a 20-minute cat on Thant 'this morning. U.S. delegation sources said Kennedy stressed the need for certain guarantees before even considering Thant's suggestion. The President reportedly citec ;hat the-key .issue would be a guarantee that -the Soviet'offen- sive missiles in Cuba would be dismantled as demanded in his proclamation. A Soviet mission spokesman said Khrushchev's reply to Than had not yet a turndown pected. Thant conferred been received, was generally with Cuban Ambassador 'Mario -Garcia-Inchau- stegui, but there was no indica- ;ion 'of the letter's reaction. The United States already has said it can not accept a neutralisi appeal to halt the blockade anc 50th, the 'Soviet Union and1 Cuba lave made plain they have no in- tention of stopping the arms build- up in Cuba. Thant appealed to the United States, the Soviet Union Cuba 'to enter.into negotiations imme- diately, even this might if possi- Thant acted after representa- (Continued on Page Two) Ada Civil Defense Steps Up Activities In Crisis By JOHN BENNETT In response to the Cuban crisis Oklahoma Civil Defense Units Wednesday reviewed emergency procedures in case of atomic attack and answered citizen questions about bomb shelters. The activity, followed a bar- rage of telephone calls to CD officialsirom persons concerned with measures to be taken in the event of an atomic' attack where Ada' would be involved. The Ada CD met Wednesday night at the REA building to review emergency plans and co- ordinate various CD branches that would be involved. Hayden Haynes, local CD di- rector, reported more than the usual number of calls for' in- formation about' Ada's CD emergency, procedure. "Most1 of the people'< wanted to know what they could do in the event we are in a' fallout "or-blast I told them the CD unit is in a good position in Ada in almost every area." Haynes encourages citizens .not to become alarmed. "I suggest everyone be sensi- ble about .this- said Haynes after saying he received many calls from persons asking advice- on remodeling storm- shelters. "I' suggested they might beef-up their food 'sjip- piy-" Wednesday night's CD meet: ing included representatives from the highway' department, police department, medical pro- ambulance drivers, etc.. "If was nothing particularly said. Haynes. "It was merely a get-together to review CD procedures." Since the last international scare-Haynes-reports stepup in fallout shelter building. "It's too early to tell Haynes said, "but'-tiers will probably be an increase in con- 1 struction of the shelters." Hicks Smith, in" charge of the coordination of CD structures in Ada, reported approximately seven public shelters have been nationally -surveyed and .con- sidered to meet maximum safe- ty requirements in, Ada.. Among those are the.Aldridge; Hotel, .Sugg Clinic, the Court- house, High and Junior High, and Knight Hall at East Central college. Smith .said local CD leaders had been ordered recently to return the CD fallout pamphlets normallydistribiited through the Post Office. They were sent to Battle_- Creek, Mich., presum- ably after modifications .to the structures had been suggested. He said .an up copy of the shelter blue--prints'could be obtained! by'writing .Battle Creek, Mich. Nikita May Avert Head On Clash M.QSCOW" Western diplomats saw Premier Khrush- chev's proposal for a summit con- ference 'today, as evidence he is guiding the Soviet Union on-a cautious course in the Cuban risis. They expressed a belief that his suggestion indicates he wants to avert a head-on collision with the United States. In a message Wednesday to Lord Bertrand Russell, the Brit-, ish philosopher, Khrushchev put the summit proposal this way: "The question of war and peace is so vital that we should con- sider -useful a top-level meeting in order to discuss all problems which have arisen, 'to do every- thing possible to remove the dan- ger of unleashing a thermonu- clear war." While denouncing the U.S. blockade of arms shipments to Cuba as Khrushchev ignored the reason President Ken- nedy announced for the Cuban establishment of Soviet-built missile bases ih'Cuba. Moscow insists all arms sent .to Cuba are defensive. And it never has admitted missiles are among the weapons. But perhaps signifi- cantly, a Soviet Embassy official in London said no nuclear war- heads were among arms sent to Cuba. Russell, in a message, urged the Soviet leader "not to be pro- voked by the unjustifiable action of the.U.S. in Cuba." The Briton also sent Kennedy a message condemning' the blockade and calling on him to "end this mad- ness." Kennedy has not replied. ADLA1 STEVENSON American Listens In London, Khrushchev's Russell summit seized on suggestion and sent him a second'-message urging him to "hold back ships in Cuban .waters long 'enough 'to secure American agreement to your proposal." Then the 90-year-old philoso- pher, who in recent years has been campaigning to abolish, nu- :lear weapons, sent'another.mes- sage to Kennedy. He urged the President to make a -conciliatory response to Khrushchev. There was no indication from Washington, however, that the President is in a hurry to meet Khrushchev. One Washington source said no conclusion1 should Je drawn from the premier's words until it is known'how'Soviet ships meet the U.S. naval block- ade. Khrushchev's message to Rus- sell contained no hint that he will submit to the U.S. blockade. However, the ;premier, told Rus- sell the Soviet Union will make no reckless decisions and. will not 'be' provoked by 'unwarranted' ac- ions of the United States." Khrushchev coupled .this with alk of nuclear war and a call 'or the United 'States to. lift the Cuban quarantine. Burglars Lug Safe Out Of Oklahoma Bank CUSTER .CITY broke: into the Custer City Bank during the. night and hauled 'off a "pound safe, containing sev- eral thousand dollars, Sheriff Ted Hubbard said today. Hubbard. said bank officials had not yet figured out how much, money was taken. in the all but it won't run too he said. The heavy safe, standing about four-feet high, had been setting in the rear of the bank lobby and contained only a portion of the bank funds. A vault in. the rear of the bank was not bothered by the burglars. Hubbard estimated that several men participated-in the burglary, and said they had to use a truck of some sort to haul-the safe away. "It was a. professional' job, J'3 Hubbard said. Assisting him in the investigation were an-FBI agent, Pete Dunbar, and Highway Patrol Trooper' Bill Butler. Hiibbard-said a door on the'north side of the bank was pried open and a hole was knocked in the sank ceiling. He.said the burglary was disr covered at a.m. by Wade Ca- sey, bank vice' president. '.If youiwere to list the 10 smart- est.people in town, who would be the other 9? (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) ;