Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 5, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
ilty Changes Receive Approval Of School Board By W. L. KNICKMEYER The Ada Board of Education Tuesday night confirmed several new faculty appointments and transfers recommended by Supt. Rex 0. Morrison. The board accepted the resig- nation of Mrs. Marie League, high school speech teacher, who will teach next year in Farming- ton, N.M. Replacement recommended by Morrison and approved by the board is Mrs. Virginia Ramsay. Morrison noted that Mrs. Ram- say is qualified .not only in speech but in psychology, soci- ology and English, The appoint- ment is for one year. Mrs. Flossie Grogan, Russian teacher at Ada Junior High, has been transferred to the senior high school where she will teach Russan one-half day and English one-half. Morrison pointed out that while she was at junior high, Mrs. Grogan was rteaching Russian classes on the high school level also. The move is. expected to relieve some pressure on the crowded high school English de- partment. Replacing Mrs. Grogan at jun- ior high to teach speech 'and English-is Mrs. Jewell Coleman. Morrison reported enrollment at Irving School was lighter this year than expected and Willard. heavier. As a result, one Irving teacher, Mrs.' Inez 'Self, will teach at Willard instead. A similar situation exists at Glenwood and Washington. Mor- rison said he planned to shift teacher to Wash- ington. Final decision on which teacher to transfer has not yet been made. The board approved payment of claims, including a fifth pay- ment, in the amount of on the Willard School expansion: Morrison said the-new class- rooms at Willard are ready for use; the cafeteria is scheduled to be completed by Sept: 17. Present at the meeting, in ad- dition to Morrison, were Roy Young, president; Jack Fentem, Millard Lawson, Wayne Pitt and Vernon Roberts, members; and Ruth Collins, clerk. JFK Warns Cuba Against Aggression WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy has warn ed that the United States will take "whatever means maj be necessary" to prevent Cuba from-turning its growing supplies of Soviet arms against any part of the Western Hemisphere. Kennedy said the Soviet Union has provided the Cas tro regime with a variety of military equipment, includ ing short-range missiles and torpedo boats. But he added there was no evidence of any organized com bat force in Cuba from any Com munist bloc country or any sig nificant buildup of Cuban offen Legislators Will Discuss Apportioning OKLAHOMA CITY (AP> The Oklahoma Legislative Council is scheduled to discuss legislative reapportionment in Tulsa Friday. Sen. Louis H. Kitzhaupt of Guthrie has a proposal due for consideration that calls 'for a joint Senate-House committee to study reapportionment and prepare recommendations for the 1963 session. Half Of States Will Reapportion By 1964 WASHINGTON (AP) Two political scientists predicted today that legislatures of more than half the states may be reappo'r- tioned, in greater or lesser..de- gree, before. :.nominations 'made for.'the state elections-of 1964. Paul T. David and Ralph Ei- senberg of the University of Vir- ginia reviewed the. great .flood of litigation, and other -activity, that set in with the .U.S. 'Supreme Court's decision of last-March 26 in the Tennessee reapportionment held for the first time ..that .courts may act upon, .com- plaints from urban and' suburban residents" that, they are being, un- constitutionally denied fair shares of -representation in state capi- tals.. a paper prepared -for the American' Political Science As- the .authors said decision, has opened, a round of constitutional litigation in state and'federal courts "that.is 'probab- ly without any close parallel in the .speed with which it has been 'instituted in a miiltiplicy 'of Moreover, they said, "the speed, with which the lower, courts.have acted been-a'further source of surprise, in view of the .lengthy delays' that-.usually attend litiga- tion on constitutional- Lawsuits1'.Have been about. half states; two men said, .'and1 "existing., .state legislative .apportionments-" have 'been invalidated, or substantially so, in at-least 14 states." "Federal courts acted in'.five of these Tennessee; Florid nd. Okl- hom. Site1 cted..in nine sttes: Rhode.. island, Maryland, i g Kansas, North .Dakota, Mississippi, Idaho and Pennsylvania. This does not mean that all these .-states... actually have been reapportioned. In a number of 'courts, "gave legislatures time'to act, either'this, year or already. new1, districting is in .effect 'for the. November, 1962, selections.-in, Alabama, Ten- nessee, and Maryland. One of the big questions to be answered1 by the U. S. Supreme Court "is. whether ultimately both houses of state legislatures .must be apportioned more or less ac- cording-.tq population or whether the 'population standard need be applied drily to one chamber. In Congress, the House is based on population-while each state has two-senators. But-David and Eisenberg.said: "Most political scientists and many .other students .of .constitu- tional history, undoubtedly, believe that the.attempt to use the federal precedent at the state, level Is in- valid.'-' THE 59TH YEAR NO. 151 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 PAGES 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Ben Bella Takes Over Government ALGIERS (API-Deputy Pre- mier Ahmed Ben Bella's Political Brueau took control of -Algiers for the second time -today after beat- ing down local guerrilla warlords in a brief civil war. It was impossible to say, how- ever, whether stability was in sight for the two-month-old nation plagued by internal strife and chaos since its birth. The Political Bureau called 01 the regular army's invasion of th Algiers area, then moved back t the Algiers offices it vacate under guerrilla pressure 10 day ago. The rebellious leaders of th guerrilla Wilaya (zone) No. 4 con trolling the Algiers area agree to a demilitarization of the cap tal and marched their troops ou of the city. Ben Bella personally announce the agreement Tuesday nigh from the balcony of the govern ment building, former headquar ters of the French colonial ad ministration. "We have Ben Bella saic "not because the soldiers of WL aya 4 have left the city but be cause the people have imposec their will." The agreement represented compromise between the civilia: politicians and the guerrilla com manders trying to preserve the authority they seized after the end of the war with France. The Political Bureau was I function as the country's provi sional government without Wilaya 4 interference but gave up its' de mand for immediate dissqlution of the wilaya command. The regular army was not to enter Algiers for the time being Order was to be maintained in the city by police and the pro- Ben Bella commandos of former terrorist chief Yacef Saadi. Saadi's men held the Casbah, the overcrowded old Moslem quarter in the heart of the city, as a Ben Bella enclave throu'ghoul the wilaya rebellion. The guerrilla troops made two unsuccessful at- tempts to'root them out. More than 150 persons were killed or wounded when the commandos fought them off. The Communist-equipped regu- lar army held a wide perimeter 70 to 100 miles west and south of Algiers. Its .four-day advance from the Oran area with several thousand men and. heavy'artillery caused fewer than 10 killed and 100 wounded, mostly in its own ranks. The regular forces were-in- structed to hold their fire as much (Continued on Page Two) Indian Chief to his tribe: "Soon this land will be ours again. Pale- faces go to moon." (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) sive capabilities. "Were it otherwise, the great- est issues would said Ken nedy. He- declared: continues, to.-be-the policy of "the United-States that the Cas- tro regime will not be allowed to export its aggressive purposes by force or threat of force. "It will be prevented by what- ever means may be necessary from taking action against any part of the Western hemisphere.' Kennedy's statement, giving new details on the current Rus- sian :shipments to Cuba, was is- sued by the White House Tuesday night after' the President and-top aides conferred for an hour with Democratic and Republican con- gressional leaders. Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara were slated to briel a joint meeting of the Senate For- eign Relations and- Armed Serv- ices Committees on- the situation today. Kennedy's announcement ap- peared to have a multiple purpose keep the'public informed, to tell Castro and the Kremlin to keep hands off the rest of the Americas, and to offset domestic criticism urging more drastic ac- tion -_against Cuba. Administration officials have re- ported previously that, more'than 30 vessels carrying communica- tions gear, weapons, economic aid and technicians have been arriv- ing, in Cuba in a massive wave >f Soviet assistance which began late in July. Kennedy said further informa- :ion in the last four days estab- lishes that the Russian shipments Include: 1. Antiaircraft defense missiles, similar to early models of the (Continued on Page Two) OH JOY OH BOY wai big day for students in Ada. It was back-to-tchool for real. At the grade school, junior high ind senior high school, students dutifully returned te their classes. a group of boys peer from the second story at.Ada Junior-High School. Come to think about it, they don't seem too Staff Photo by George Worst Industrial Disaster 13 Men Die In Crash Of Private Plane KAVENNA, Ohio (AP) Thir- teen men died in .the-crash-and explosion.of a two-engine private airplane on a farm southeast of here Tuesday night. It was the worst industrial aircraft accident in the nation's history. The twin-engine Lockheed Lode- star, owned by the Ashland Oil Refining Co., was carrying execu- tes from' subsidiary companies in Cleveland and Buffalo to Ash- land, Ky. for a sales meeting to- day. There were no survivors. The death toll of 13 exceeded by one the previous -high for an in- dustrial aircraft .accident a crash near Shrevepbrt, La. on Jan.l'io; 1954. The crash of a Con- tinental Oil Co. plane .near Mar- on July .1, 1959, took 10 lives. It was over Lake Milton about p-.m. -when witnesssas heard sounds that indicated1 trouble and the plane go into a spin, crashing in'bright orange flames that 'lit the sky. The tremendous.'. explosion lit- tered-Glenn Sickle's -40-acre farm field with human and mechanical wreckage. One piece of the fuse- lage was ifound a mile away. The'blast, dug a'.crater'.five, feet deep and about 20 feet in diameter. _ Among those the-Frontier Oil, Co; said boarded the plane at'Buf- falo were .Clayton G. vice president of 'Frontier; New- ton A. Bricka, 43; transportation manager; James A. Mahan Jr., manager of marketing; James Whittaker, 52, .assistant manager of Frontier's oil burner and Joseph'A. Collins, ger of the oil burner division. An Ashland Oil Co. spokesman said four -men from another sub- sidiary, Allied Oil -of. Cleveland, also were aboard. They were identified as Jay P. .Alexander, 51, 'executive assistant'-to the presi- dent, Allied Oil; Robert Wulff, 37, manager of retail fuel oil sales; Wayne T. Wiggins, 37, sales man- ..V jager, and-.W.rH. Parr, fuel" oil j sales representatives for Allied at From the-home there was John W.. Drennan, adminis- trative -assistant-.-for marketing. Ashland-.accountant was be- lieved .also' to -have.- been in the group. 'Chief 'pilot Elaine Berkstresser -was aboard, and' copilot. Ronald Roberts of -'Ashland also 'was scheduled to make1 the trip. on the, scene of the crash 18 miles.-from-this northeastern Ohio -city was Richard McKenzie, who'lives nearby. He--said he heard, a; whistling or screaming noise, somewhat like the .noise of Pair Of East Germans Scrambles Over Wall BERLIN (AP) Two 'young last Germans drove an eight-ton ruck through two barbed wire ences early today, climbed a hird fence and swam a border canal to safety in West Berlin. East German border -guards ired their- automatic rifles sey- ral times, but no one was hurt. Police said the successful refu- ees were men between. 22 and They came through the south- rn suburb of. Seehof, .in Cpmmu- ist. territory, and got across the 'eltow Canal. They reached safety just behind rfcNair' Barracks, one 'of the big- gest American installations in Berlin. West Berlin police.reported that an East. German border man also got across. He came in civilian-clothes and his route was not-disclosed. Jeeploads of U. S. troops manned crossing points through the Berlin wall in the American sector to. make sure that the So- viets used for the giards they send' daily to the Soviet War Memorial Brit- ish sector. The Russians knuckled under Tuesday night to Allied demands (Continued an Page Two) Mariner Spacecraft Changes Course For Venus Meeting Longtime Doctor At Atoka Dies; Funeral Sunday Dr. Thomas Hiram Briggs, pio- neer Atoka physician, died Tues- day in a Coalgate Hospital." He had in failing health for1 some time, bis- condition becoming seri- ous Sunday. He had given up his practice because of failing eye- sight, and had.undergone eye sur- in talks Premier Am- gery last fall._ Born-in Bakersville, N.C., March a jot the red lights of the plane moving in a spinning pattern, 'then saw- a tremendous crash. Flames shot more than 50 feet above the'wreckage, he said. William Weimer 'of Youngstown, who was fishing on "Lake Milton one -mile to the east, estimated the plane's lights were-at 400 feet altitude when he -heard what sounded' like engine trouble. "It coughed and 'sputtered, then faded he said. Some of the wreckage was thrown -onto nearby power .lines 50. or 60 feet high, causing a short circuit that left homes in a wide area without power for several minutes. Johnson Asks Italians To Aid Poor Uncle Sam -ROME Vice. Presi- dent Lyndon1 B. Johnson-called -on prospering Italy today'to pitch in and give the United-States a help- Johnson, -nearing the'end of his six-nation made his ..appeal PASADENA, Calif. (AP) The United States' Mariner 2 space- raft streaked toward Venus to- ay after a new our'se scientists say will take it 'ithin miles of the mystery lanet. The course change was made 'uesday in. a spectacular maneu- er earth. Aboard the. '447-pound vehicle re instruments .that may ..tell 'hether'life could exist on Venus, irtually a twin of earth in size. If these instrume'nts.work as-de- igned during a 30-minute fly-by ec, 14, Mariner 2 will gnificant first, in .-space for this ountry. The Soviet Union's Venus robe last year missed the ..cloud-, irouded planet by mile's its radios were dead. An .electronic- whiff of Venus'is U.S. scientists ask-.of Mariner Unsterilized, it-, was-never in- inded to. impact Venus., 'but i miss'it. by miles -and :.go- on into a giant orbit around the sun. The 12-foot-tall spacecraft, launched Aug. 25 from Cape Ca- naveral, Fla.; went through the intricate maneuver to overcome a bad start. A rolling motion 1 by-its Atlas-Agena booster- during ..'liftoff sent Mariner miles, off course.. Scientists at 'the U.S. space agency's.Jet Propulsion Labora- tory here spent'days' measuring the amount. of. error. Then, .'at p.m. 'Tuesday- they-started sending a sages that, craft -to point, its, :erent -direction -and then. 'fire'-. a' small .liquid fuel: rocket in-.its Itail. This sent-Mariner 2 'streaking-to- at--a .speed" of "Everything worked'just as.''de- the Marinerprdject-man-. told Continued success for Mariner 2 seemed' assured by two events that took place shortly after the 29-second firing of the 37-pound rocket. spacecraft's solar pan- which convert 'sunlight into electricity .for.-Mariner-2's radios and scientific instruments, were trained once the sun. They lost it' -when; the space ve- hicle's ..direction, was changed to a course closer to- Venus. Second, 'the' high-power antenna ati the spacecraft, which was moved of the way of .the -.-course-changing rocket's, exhaust, swung. r--back and! beamed''again-'at' spokesman for :'the labortoiy said spend the next--few, days 2 and checking .its; 'instruments. No -announcements are ex- attempt 'to turn1 experiments as. the 18, 1875, he was.educated .at Mil- liga'n College, Milligan Station, Tenn., and took, his medical train- ing, at Chattanooga Medical.Col- University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tenn. His...medical, schooling was in- terrupted after' two years by 'the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. He -served .in the medical corps .of the U. S. .Army. from March, .1889 until 1902. After his discharge from.the.Army returned to. Chattanooga ..and completed his medical, school work.- He and Miss Mary Cornelia Waggoner were married in 1903 in Bakersville.. Dr. Briggs practiced first in the State of Washington after earning his degree in medicine. He moved to Atoka in 1905 and practiced their until 1926 when he moved'.to. Wewoka, and the general practice'.bf- niedicine. He returned--to'Atoka in 1937 and re- sumed, his practice. -His wife .died Mrs." Eilliari. Atoka.- -Dr. Bri.egs-.-leaves the-.wife. Mrs: Lillian professor ,pf law, at .the .'University '.N.M.-.-.l'and.l.yerne, .a sys- tem; and -a. daughter, .Mrs; Louise grand- children and 'two ''.gfea't-grandcbil- at 4 p.-.nv. Sun; day in the Church' of Atoka of which 'he; ber. Burial will be in A'tok'a'-lGeme- tery.- 'ntore Fanfani and Foreign Minis- ter Attilio Piccioni.. Authoritative 'American sources said Johnson expressed tHe1 hope that Italy could'help-offset 'some of the drain of gold -reserves from the 'United States; and contribute to the development of underdevel- oped 'countries. .said Johnson point- ed out that the which- maintains American forces in Italy as part of North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense, spends million a year in Italy. He expressed the hope that Italy could help balance this expendi- ture 'bjj purchasing more goods from America. Johnson also .discussed Italian- American cooperation in space re- search and exploration. .He and Piccioni .were expected to sign a diplomatic convention formalizing such cooperation'.before Johnson leaves'for home on Friday. (Continued on Page Two) Earthquakes Hit Around World To Set Off Jitters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Earth tremors today rocked Turkey and Soviet Armen- ia, .near the frontier of disaster-stricken Iran, and another quake revisited northern Utah today. Tremors in-Armenia 'and Turkey hit-as neighboring Iran was digging out of the ruins .-of a quake that the Shah of Iran said killed at least persons. The Utah rumblings-knocked .down the-ceiling of at least one house and left'cracks in some buildings. Neither of the quakes, halfway around the ;world from .one .an- other, were as serious as those that struck in the same general areas last week. I '.1: Moderately strong shocks shook the Turkish town of near the'Soviet frontier, and-damaged about a quarter of the buildings. There were no. immediate reports of any deaths. Igdir has population. The Soviet news agency Tass said a fairly strong earthquakand -at.-the Carfoll- near, Dallas; Tex.i .Alabama', Mississippi and South" .CafoTina-jemained' the only-istates wwith'lnq'.racial' integration publicl. '.Haarte'ned.i'by .th'e lack'of major incidents" surrounding HamiltpffCouhty: calmly faced, the' .public school integra- tion today. City and county police were or- dered out ,in force at schools where 51 Negro.' youngsters regis- tered to attend .classes 'with white children; 'The" "metropolitan area on the north Georgia-border was the ma- jor cities A total ;of 23 school Tennessee Have integration jwayl .'.policed superintendent -.Giarrus- so, .said citizens "squarelyl :faced expanded school desegregation .Tuesday with plete .regard; I'.l 'About; ISO' -Negroes tdesegre'gat- ed some.-30-schools'of the Catho- lic archdiocese, embracing New Orleans "and 10 neighboring.'-jgar- ishes. An' Negroes the system.1' .of the parochial schools but there were no arrests and no major disturbances. Mrs. -B. J. .Gaillot one of three excommunicated carried a sign urging. Archbishop John P. Cody to resign.' The first New. Orleans public 1960 was marked.by .noisy demonstrations and 'a "boycott by white persons; The 'city- begins its'third, year of public school integration: 'Thurs- ajC 1 Racial.barriers, were dropped -in the secondary parochial schools 'of the- Atlanta' archdiocese, when 17 Negroes attended six previously, white' in 'the- Atlanta in'Marietta and'one in Archbishop.' Paul ..Hallinan praised' the' peaceful" transition, and-the-public officials who helped mafce'-it .wish-every ..A few.pickets (Continutd on Two) Bear Fact; Ada's Zoo Denies All 'Two bears scheduled for the Ada zoo by someone who 'had their wires crossed, won't be coming here after alL ;Aa, article-in; an. Oklahoma news- paper-, 'recently.''quoted .a. Kiowa saying ;he 'was going- to 'bears to -the "riewly: created-Ada Zoo." H. J. Huddlcston, chairman of the Ada Park Board, said this week it was-all a. mistake. "I don't know how they reached that.decision but it's all said Huddleston. "We don't-have pen facilities for bears. We tried it.once.before'and it didn't work." E. F. Coker, rancher on SH 63, near the bears. He keeps them.in a steel wire pen east of Kiowa. Coker made a statement that he is convinced that it is easier to raise cattle than bring up the cubs from -the lumber lands of Oregon. He started, raising bears two years ago when Roy Mead, Atoka County, had two black bear cubs- male and give-away. Coker and- Willard Jenson got the two bears. Coker.took them to the Pitts- burg County Fair and drew more interest and attention than any o'Jier exhibit. The--men .apparently have .not yet contacted-the Ada-zoo board to.see if.they would .accept the bears. They..stated they would be brought over after the Muskogee County Fair. "We can't .take is the way Huddleston- summed it up. Schoojmen Plan Meeting Monday The Pontotoc County School- masters' Club will, hold its first meeting 'of the new club year Monday night at Vanoss School Jimmy Salyer, teacher at Irving- elementary school of Ada, will jreside. The dinner meeting is called for and Rex 0. Morrison, super- ntendent of; Ada public schools, will -be headline speaker: He will alk on "Quality. Teaching." The host- school will :furnish musical entertainment" V OKLAHOMA Decreasing a few showers extreme southeast; clear to partly -cloudy tonight and Thursday; .cooler east and south this afternoon, a little wanner Thursday; low tonight 48 .northwest 'to 60 southeast; high Thursday 80-88. .-High temperature In Ada Tuesday was 89; low Tuesday 63; reading at f ajn. Wednesday, 64. Rainfall during the 24. hours ending at 7 a.m. Wednesday, .06 inch.