Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
SEEKS POWER TO CALL UP RESERVISTS THE AD A 59TH YEAR NO. 153 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Taylor Returns To Smaller; Deadlier U. S. Army By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Army today has fewer men but far more as well as when Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor stalked out of the high command in 1959 in protest, against defense policy. The former Army chief of staff, preparing to. return to the Penta- gon Oct. 1 in the top post of chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is making a persons! survey of U.S. military forces deployed in the Far East. What he observes on this and on any other inspection oversea.1.; in the next few months probably will have influence in preparation of the 1964 budget. However, Taylor said after appointment by President Kenne- Gcn. Maxwell Taylor dy that he intended no radical re- vision in military organizations, but wanted to- make .the "present system as effective as .possible.." Taylor retired from active duty after a losing campaign within the Joint Chiefs of 'Staff for greater stress on a force capable, of "flexr ible response" to various types.of attack. He deplored the emphasis which he said then was being giv- en to the policy of massive retal- iation with.nuclear weapons.. In his book "The Uncertain -written after he doffed uniform, Taylor said, among oth- er things: The Defense Depart- ment believed that atomic wea- pons reduced the need for man- power and that, personnel cuts therefore could be made. safely. This was fallacy when applied to the Army, he said. The complex- ity of those weapons, the require- ment for dispersion of forces on the battlefield and the possibility of heavy manpower lossesjn ac- tion would point to a -need for more, not fewer' men, he con- tended. Available statistics at the Pen: tagon show- these comparisons be- tween midpoint' in Tay- lor's tenure as Army chief of when he was' beginning his battle for a policy now. Army strength at the "end of 1957 was about men, with 18 divisions. Army manpower .today is about with 16 divisions. On the other hand, the Defense Department says the proportion of combat-ready divisions is high- er now.. In answer to questions, the Army today made available fig- ures showing a general compari- son 'in firepower capability for an Army infantry division now :in comparison with'1957. It is meas- ured by the number of weapons for delivering firepower within'the division. In the small arms, category (ri- fles, machine guns, sidearms) the increase amounts to about 30 per cent, for mortars about 14 per cent. Conventional artillery has increased about 30 per cent. j Antitank weapons numbers have changed with changed technology; The World War II bazooka is be- ing displaced by the recoilless ri- fle and missiles. There were no antitank missiles in the infantry, division five years ago, but an average division now is equipped with 72 guided missile weapons for antitank use. The greatest increase, both in numbers of weapons for delivery explosive yield, is in tactical nuclear'wea- pons for the The over-all increase for delivery equipment is at least 70 per cent The .increase in actual in factors of hundreds' or thou- sands. .The infantry division has four 8-inch howitzers, able.to fire atom- ic as well as' conventional shells (the, same as five years but also has four instead of.'two Hon- est John atomic missile units..And divisions are beginning to receive a planned 30 Davy Crockett atom- ic missile per. division, none existed in 1957. ASC Runs Out Of Money To Share By JOHN BENNETT Taxpayers may believe Uncle Sara runs an endless pipeline from their pocketbooks to keep money flowing into the farm program, but this isn't neces- sarily the case. Consider in Pontotoc County, where farmers have partici- pated in one phase of govern- ment farm programs to such an extent that they've just about drained the well dry. The County Agricultural Sta- bilization and Conservation of- fice pointed out today that an increase in corservation prac- tices on which the government pays cost-share funds has de- creased sharply the amount of money available for sharing farmers. Bennett Sherrer, Pontotoc County's agricultural conserva- tion (ASC) office manager, said this week the available funds have dropped to That's all there is, to last through Dec. 31. The ASC office pays assist- ance on conservation practices to farmers and ranchers en a cost-share basis. Sherrer said the funds de- clinde in early spring when the office had more participants re- questing cost-sharing on conser- vation practices. The decrease in funds avail- able forced the office to impose limits on certain acreages used for planting fall grains. Alfalfa seeding and the vetch and small crops have been curb- ed. Alfalfa seeding is down to 15 acres and the vetch and small grain dropped to a 25 acre liimt. This .means that the ASC would share with the grower cost the seeding only up to and including the acreage .limit' The remainder would be paid for by the individual himself. The ASC office estimated was paid out to county participants for conservation practices in 1961. That included' every practice from pond build- ing to seeding. The maximum cash an indi- vidual can receive is for conservation practices in -one year. "We have not altered that said Sherrer. In 1961 there were' approxi- mately 360 county participants receiving ASC cost-share aid. The number jumped to 500 this year. "In a way it's said Sherrer, "That way we can reach more people." Six-Month Conference Results In "Nothing" GENEVA (AP) The 17-nation'disarmament confer- ence began a two-month recess today after adopting a "no progress" report to the United Nations Assembly meeting in New York Sept. 18. After six months of discussion, the conferees had produced a wordy preamble to a general disarmament __ treaty and no apparent Democrats Set Meeting Here Saturday A large group of Democratic of- fice holders and "hopefuls" will assemble in Ada on Saturday. The meeting is actually in gath- ering of Democrats from thorugh- out the Fourth District. U. S. Senator Mike Monroney, Representative Tom Steed; Gene Gill, state chairman; S. M. Wil- coxson, district chairman, and Mrs. Eva Merry, district co- chairman, will be in Ada for the meeting. W. P. "Bill" Atkinson, Demo- cratic gubernatorial nominee, plans to attend the Ada Allard, Drumright publisher, will be here.. _ A large number of local office and candidates plan on attending as well .as'precinct and other party officials. Actual meeting site is'the ball- room in the Student Union Build- ing on the East Central campus.. The meeting begins at p. m. J. I, Jones, county chairman, said all Democrats are welcome to attend. .The. meeting will be primarily a wokr session aimed at the coming fall campaign. Obstacles: What we see when our eyes slip off our goals. (Copr. Gen. Fea, Corp.) progress on anything else. Today's report to the Assembly, which authorized the conference, was worked out by conference co- chairmen Arthur H, Dean of the United States and .Vasily V. Kuz: netsov of the Soviet Union and.is a brief account of the proceedings, since the current meeting began March 14. Dean warned- that something must be done soon to halt the arms race "before the will to do so degenerates into despair." Kuznetspv said that "if one- fil- ters the sea of words pronounced here" in nearly 700 speeches and "digs .the rational kernel.out of the heap-of .'documents then, un- fortunately, it will appear that not much has been achieved." .Western'diplomats'said, the 80 conference- sessions' appeared .to pipve that-the Soviet Union-'is! firmly -determined- strengthen its army and'its nuclear arsenal to back constant cold war pressure on the West.." Even's nuclear agree- ment the.' only disarmament measure 'some hoped- could- -be achieved :in remote- as ever. Diplomats from the Western and; nonaligned countries, at the, con- ference, had 'no .illusions that dis-'; armament could' be brought about in a half-year of discussions. 'This conference will'go on m-, one high Western dip-! lomat'said.Thursday night. But, the failure to get an agree- ment banning nuclear the. nuclear .arma- ments race and free the world from the scourge of radioactive a bitter disil- (Continued on Page MONSTER Roberts, tenior at Ada High School, .is a specialist.'For one thing, he hat learned to life an air brush. He uses his air brush.to paint.. But he paints only one.thing monsters. Roberts began developing, his macabre talent a tew months ago. He adorns sweat shirts with his "creepy" also works in color and the finished .product is alive with floreseent hues. His in his home, 217 East Ninth. He is the son of Mrs. Marie Prince.-Young Roberts admits'he copies some of the monsters. But he adds that he "just dreams up" a large percentage of them. (NEWS Staff Photo fay George Gurley) New Orleans Police Chief Issues Warning Against Hoax Bomb Calls NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) New Orleans' Police Supt. Joseph I. Giarrusso, issued a warning to- day against hoax calls in the wake of 15 telephoned bomb threats in the 'public and parochial school desegregation situation: Giarrusso said that'police would seek out persons who telephoned bomb threats and they could -ex- pect severe punishment from the courts. Despite bomb threats and' jeer-1 ing crowds at a few schools, how- ever, it was generally quiet, as public schools Thursday began their third, and most- sweeping, year of federal court-ordered de- segregation....... Roman Catholic authorities fore- cast 'at'iirite'grat-. ed -parochial -schools, -which- began classes three days earlier.. At one desegregated public school, authorities said s'pontane- ous' combustion touched off a small explosion and fire in a trash bin. The 782 elementary pupils, including one -Negro, were marched outside. The blaze.was quickly extinguished. Bomb threats emptied three segregationists continued a silent, orderly demonstration outside a technically desegregated Catholic school. Negroes attended the school one day last week but have not returned. Most white parents are boycotting the school. The -Orleans Parish School public -schools shortly after chil-l Board said 104 Negroes attended dren entered. Firemen and formerly public checked the buildings and the pu-ischools. At .one school, the lone pils'returned. Police said there were .bomb threats at 14 schools and one at a Catholic. church in the center of the city. Both white and Negro parents taking their children- to rsome dfc segregated schools, were the tar- gets of insults and'hoots from seg- .71.i At Buras, 80 .miles southeast'of New Orleans, 'white- parents.and Negro registered did not appear. The board's preliminary count in- dicated 127 Negroes would attend classes in the first three-' grades this year.- .Public'school officials said, over- all white- attendance at the 20 schools was compared, to last year. However, all four schools' which wereT'desegre'ated ;arid-agajn.. this y.ear, showed considerable increases over opening day a year ago. The step-up in the, Army's "fire- power capability during the, past five years is not all attributable either to Taylor's-campaign or to the Kennedy administration's em: phasis on limited, war. prepared- ness, as well as.continued expan- sion of "nuclear weapon systems. A beginning-of the build-up in both weapons and manpower came as the result'of 'ths Korean War .early. hac reached point in unit .with 10 divisions. Les- sons learned' on -Korean .battle in such things -as antitank warfare ''and.; mortars, impelled technical improvements in w.ea pens which carried on into the postwar period. Mrs.. Turner Is Seriously -III. ARDMORE (AP) Mrs. Opie Turner, wife of Burneyville oil man-sportsman Waco Turner, -was reported in- "poor condition' Thursday ni'ght at Memorial Hos- pital, where, she .was undergoing treatment for. .-gunshot wounds. Lyons Will Speak To LWV Meeting Frank Lyons, Oklahoma State. Highway director, will be principal speaker at dinner meeting of -the Ada League of Women's Voters Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 7 p. m..and will be held, in the Student Union Ballroom" on the East Central State College campus-. Tickets may be secured at the Aldridge Hotel, Bryan's Corner Drug Store or from any league.mem- ber. The Chamber of Commerce is cooperating with the League in promoting the dinner featuring the highway director on his first speaking engagement in Ada. Hales Charges Officials Did Favors For Estes President Seeks Troops For 12 Months WASHINGTON (AP) President Kennedy, acting in., the face of a Communist buildup in Cuba and other in- ternational tension, sought "authority today to order 000 reservists to active duty. The -White. House said Kennedy would send legislation to grant him this power to Congress this after- noon. This legislation.would place a ceiling of men from the Reserves of armed forces, and limit the' period of service to no .more than 12 months. Kennedy .could exercise, .the" authority from the time. Congress adjourns until next Feb. 28, about two months. after the Senate and House WASHINGTON Battle a stormy figure in the. Agriculture Department, testified today his superiors gave Billy Sol Estes "extremely favored treat- ment." who has been employed by the-department for 21 years, told the Senate Investigations sub- committee in' testimony that de- partment officials still are un- willing to take needed precautions against, abuses. Secretary of Agriculture-. Or- ville L. Freeman; Undersecretary Charles S. Murphy and D. Godfrey, farm aid administrator, all. have sworn that Estes never received favors from their agency. The Senate group is trying- to determine whether influence in government circles helped Estes build his boom-to-bust empire on government cotton and grain pro- grams.' Thursday Estes' John Dennison, testified a long distance telephone chat with Rep. J. T. Rutherford, D-Tex., the day after Estes was' arrested. He said he discussed the case with was the big- gest news item in had not. realized their conversation lasted 51 minutes. "We had quite a lot to talk said Dennison. Dennison told about the tele- phone conversation after. Sen. Karl E. Mundt, him that telephone record showed 16 long distance telephone calls be- tween Dennison and Rutherford in a year. The Tex., promoter was arrested March 29 on federal fraud charges; accused of selling mortgages on non-existent fertiliz- er tanks. He is awaiting., trial on this charge .and a state charge of theft. Hales repeated under oath today substantially the- same- allegations he voiced against superiors'at a news -conference May 4. He said he was forced to ap- pear at the news conference.with- out being allowed time for.ade- quate, in blatant effort to discredit my testimony." He sajd he was locked out of his office as an investigative offi- cial-and barred from Estes case files last spring after he had ad- vocated a crackdown. The department ultimately did cancel cotton planting' allotments Estes had gained' through land got. them illegally. Football '62 As suggested-by-Charles May hue, Ada halfback at OU football is on its way. Ada kicks off the football season next week. The NEWS gets.into the swing 'of things with its annual "Football Special" Sunday' morning. The edition contains 24 pages of foot- ball lore from the junior high through the college level Be sure to watch .for Spe- cial" Sunday 'and 'to'reserve cop- ies, call FE-2-4433. reconvene. During that time, thev secretary of Defense could-extend the terms of service of the Reservists for not more than 12 months. No member of the Ready Re- serve called to duty involuntarily 'at the height of'the Berlin crisis in 1961 could be called back again unless he volunteers. White House press secretary Pi- erre Salinger said. Kennedy. was asking' the new authority to order Reservists'to duty "because of-the critical nature of the international situation." Salinger said he was referring to the "general international situa- tion." Asked if the move was-inspired .particularly', by ;the. Soviet-backed buildup of "armed-strength in Cas- tro Cuba, he; said newsmen, would to. draw their' own conclu- 'sions.: .1 The press secretary did say the plan was discussed with' leaders of both'parties in Congress when they assembled at the White House late Tuesday to be-filled in on ;the. situation in Cuba' and the statement Kennedy issued that evening. At that, time, Kennedy told of Soviet shipments of missiles, mo- tor torpedo and other mili- tary equipment- to Cuba, and told both Moscow and Havana the United States.'would 'resist any aggressive action in the .Western Hemisphere. .that the possible -new callup of Reservists was discussed with Republicans as well as Democrats .on Tues- day wh'un asked if the announce- ment War. precipitated by GOP demands for .sterner U.S. action. Senate Republican Leader Ev- erett -M. Dirksen of Illinois and House GOP Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana suggested to- day that Congress, before ad- journing, adopt a resolution giv- ing Kennedy backing and author- ity to take whatever steps he deems necessary, including the use of armed- to protect vital security interests. Salinger said a draft the pro- posed legislation was completed this morning at a meeting of Ken nedy and Secretary of Defense Robert'S. .McNamara. The law-of August 1961, adopted in the-heat of the Berlin crisis, empowered the government to or- der to duty. Since then, Salinger observed, the country's regular armed- forc- es have been increased. Two new Army divisions have been activat- ed. The law now proposed' would give these powers: Between adjournment of...Con- gress .and the Feb., 28 'deadline, authorize McNa- mara to exteniJ enlistments, ap- pointments, periods of active duty and active duty periods service, or other; military" status, in any ponent "of. the' armed .services, or in the National Guard, for not more than one year. These exten- sions, if ordered, -would apply .to servicemen.whose terms expire. between '.-adjournment and next February.'? "The President is asking for this Salinger said, "dur- ing'the the Congress will not be in session and the peri- approximately' two 'months after Congress returns because of the critical nature-of the interna- tional Girls Keep Lonely Vigil -SAN -BERN.ARDINO, Calif. -'a- .pineclad mountain slope-two'little girls, one with an agonizing leg fracture, kept a bodies of- their-, parents killed, in ..an air crash..' Leaning against .a tree trunk was the wreckage of their light plane, its tail in .the ;aif, its' nose crumpled .against- the ground. Inside the plane's cabin, strapped--in-the was the crushed body of the girls' mother. Bernadine Hospital, 6-year-old few .feet lay j Julie Clark told her story. another father. Through three, bone-chilling nights days, without water, the.girls-stayed' by the wreckage waiting" for one- of .the. .many saw overhead to spot them: At mid-morning Thursday -help came. Thursday night, in-a bed .at St. "The plane went down real she began. .and daddy-didn't have a chance to say anything." At Julie's side was her grand- mother, Mrs. Scott King. Softly, with tears welling in her eyes, Mrs. King stroked Julie's blonde carefully avoiding'the big bruise near .one eye." .Her-tears were not so much for Julie as for her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Clark, who' died on the mountain- side; and for Julie's 8-year-old sister Laurie. Julie was suffering only from bumps, bruises and ex- posure. William Clark was vice-presi- dent of Travelodge- Motels Inc.- Both 'he -and his wife Jacqueline, daughter of the corporation's pres- ident, were 32 years of age. Laurie; in another section of the hospital, was undergoing three j hours of surgery to set a protrud- ing '-bone in her left .thigh. "When the. plane Julie con- linued in the' direct -way children have, "daddy and Laurie and me' was thrown out. :Mommy stayed- .in the. .Julie' previously, had said she knew her parents-were 'dead be- cause "they didn't She said she helped'-'Laurie sit up against a log. "She was crying because her leg hurt. But after a while she quit crying.- "Laurie said I should go over .to .the. plane .and try. and find some water: ,1 looked all over be- cause we always carried water but I.couldn't'find any. I couldn't find any food; either.... "Then. Lauije. told '-me to look for something-for us to-keep warm with. I went back to the (Continued on Page Two) Spy Stays In Coma From Drug LONDON (AP) Doctors fighting to save the life of Dr. Robert A. Soblen said today -the fugitive spy's heart is showing 'signs of exhaustion and his. condi- tion is- causing anxiety. Soblen, 61, was still un- conscious more 'than 24 hours after he drugged him- self in another attempt to escape, being sent back to a life sentence in. an Ameri- can prison. The psychiatrist was rushed to Hillingdon Hospital after taking a heavy concentration of barbitu- rates. Anxiety Noted The hospital announced at a.m. Eastern Standard Time: "Dr. Soblen remains unconscious. His heart is showing signs of exhaus- tion. His-condition gives rise to anxiety." Two 'security guards kept close watch over the fugitive as he lay in his drug-induced sleep. ,The Home! Office .said Thursday Soblen, 61, would, remain in the hospital .at least 24 hours to re- cover from the overdose of bar- biturates. What To Do? "We can't therefore make any new-arrangements for :his trans- port until we know when he is going to be a spokes- man said. Soblen became ill Thursday morning as an ambulance was taking him to board a Pan Ameri- can 'airliner for New York and a life sentence as a wartime spy for the Soviet Union. Nearing the air- port he fell. into.a coma and his baffled escorts rushed him to Hil- lingdon Hospital. Authorities immediately began an investigation to learn how Sob- len, closely watched during his week detention in Britain, had ob- tained the barbiturates. Both the' Home Office '.and. pris- on authorities refused to advance any theories. Hoarded Drugs One British; newspaper speculat- ed that. Soblen had managed to hoard drugs doled out to him by Brixton Prison doctors treating him for leukemia. It said be might nave pretended to swallow pills but concealed them under his tongue.. Unconfirmed press reports said prison officials found a cache of pills concealed in :'Soblen's bed only five days ago. Other papers said pills might have been smuggled to Soblen, whose meals were brought in from'a restaurant near the prison. Neither theory explained 'why the pills were not found during periodic, searches-prison officers made, or how Soblen managed to take a massive dose when he presumably was under close surveillance. Search Facts Soblen was stripped and searched before leaving for the airport. There was speculation-he might have swallowed the dose just before -that (Continued on Pago Two) and oc- casional thundershowers east; and south this afternoon and tonight and east Saturday; part-l ly cloudy and a'few thunder-' storms northwest this afternoon- and tonight and west'portion- Saturday; a little, wanner east and south through Saturday; turning cooler- northwest Satur- ;low tonight Saturday 78 east to 86 southwest.- High- .temperature; in- Ada 69; Thursday night, 62; -reading at .7 a. m. Friday, 62.' Rainfall during the 24. hours" ending at 7 a. m, Fri- day, .48 inch.