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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma There was not a single fender-cruncher in Ada yesterday for a change. The little woman had just noted that there seemed to be more cars on the streets, and thought some of them were better off staying home where It's safe. Mantle And Yanks Add To A. L. Lead; See Sports Page 7 THE Celebrate Safe Ideal Employes Year, Page Five 59TH YEAR NO. 156 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 10 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY NEW PLANS Lt. Col. Harry W. Barnes, Ardmore, com- 'quarters company. Sfc. Bob Coffman, administrative supply mandcr of the 1st Battle Group, 180th Infantry, 45th Divis- technician, and Sfc. Paul Scott, battle group mechanic, ion, goes over orders establishing headquarters company Both Scott and Coffman are full time employes at the arm- the battle group in Ada. Behind Col. Barnes, left to ory here. (NEWS Staff right, are 1st Lt. Charles A. Todd, who will command head- It's Headquarters Company Army Expands Ada Guard Unit Ada will benefit markedly in a new allignment of 45th Divi- sion forces, announced Monday night. Company C, 1st Battle Group, 180th Infantry, has operated out of Ada. Effective September 30, it will become instead the Head- quarters Company for the Battle Group. This change means more than a 'simple "swap" in designa- tions. It means that the company's strength, now at 88 men, will be amplified to 125 men with an eventual authorized strength of 200. The company now has an an- nual payroll of The change means a more than three fold increase in this payroll to It means the addition of three families to Ada. These men and their families are now stationed in Okemah and will move to Ada, working out of the armory here. The change has been under consideration for some time but was not announced officially until Monday evening at a spe- cial meeting in The Ada Armory of all officers in the Battle Group. The announcement came from the battle Group's Com- mander Lt. Col. Harry W. Barnes, Ardmore. Included in the new table or organization will be a medical platoon, an engineer platoon, a communications .pia t.o'on, an operations and training section, an intelligence per-- sonnel'administrative section, a cook' section, company- supply and a supply and maintenance platoon at Konawa. Also-includ- ed will be 23 staff officers. 1st Lt. Charles A. Todd, now commander of Company C, will take over as commander of the new unit. The present headquarters unit Is operating from Okemah and the "big move" of equipment attendant to the shift in the unit is 'already under way. To qualify for the change, the Ada unit had to' bolster: its, strength, demonstrating the, .city could easily support.the.Jarger .Moving here from Okemah-will be Sfc. .Lovelace ;Eary, Robert Cardwell and Keene. Both Sgt. Cardwell and Sgt. Keene are regular army ad- visory 'personnel. Their move to Ada will bring to six the num- ber of full time employes work- ing out of the armory here. Kennedy Begins Inspection Tour At-Rocket Base HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) President Kennedy landed at the Redstone Arsenal Airfield at a. ra. (CST) today on the first stop of a -whirlwind tour of several space facilities. Kennedy landed after a 90-min- ute flight from Washington on the presidential jet. Vice President Lyndon B. John son, traveling in another plane, came in five minutes earlier for start of the whirlwind, two- day survey of space installations. Three British defense .leaders, in the United States for strategy talks, accompanied Kennedy. They are Defense Minister' Peter Thor- neycroft, Deputy Defense Minister Robert Scott and Sir Solly Zucker- man, a government science advi- ser. The tour will take Kennedy from Huntsville to Cape Canaveral, Fla.; to the 'Houston, Tex., manned space craft facili- ties and the McDonnell aircraft plant in St. Louis, Mo. From his reception at the air- field, Kennedy traveled through both the Army' and the National Aeronautics and Space Adminis- tration research and test sites. The Saturn, target vehicle for sending a man to the -moon by 1970, occupied most of his atten tion. Kennedy's four-state tour 2nd gral 109 Washington Address By Lyons Kicks Off LWV Fall Program High temperature in Ada Mon- day was 79; low Monday night, 63; reading at 7 a. m. Tuesday, 65. OKLAHOMA Generally fair this afternoon tonight and Wednesday; warmer this after- noon; a little warmer most sec- tions tonight and Wednesday; lows tonight 60s; highs Wednes- day 85-95. Frank D, Lyons Jr., director of highways for Oklahoma, will speak to Ada League of Women Voters and guests at a dinner meeting Tuesday, September 18, The meeting inaugurating the fall study-action program, will begin at 7 p. m. and will be held in the student Union ballroom on the East Central State College campus. This is Mr. Lyons' first visit to Ada since he'took over the post of director of highways in Febr- uary, 1961. At 34, he was the youngest man ever chosen for this post. A native of Missouri, he was born in Springfield. His entire professional career has1 been spent in the field high- way engineering. And this .eleven years, prior to his coming to Oklahoma, was with the Missouri Highway Department. He began in 1948, working during the. sum- mer months while attending col- lege, as a rodman in a surveying party. Following, his graduation from college, Lyons' worked as an instrument man with the Missouri Highway Department, as an engi- neer inspector, a .resident engi- neer, and assistant 'division- engi- neer. Just prior to his becoming director of highways in Oklaho- ma, he was a senior engineer in plans and surveys in' his native state. The highway director received his early education in the Spring- FRANK LYONS field public school, studied at Kansas University and at Wash- burn University at Tppeka. He re- ceived a degree in mathematics from Drury College at. Spring- field in-1948. and a civil-engineer- ing degree from the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy -at Rqlla, Mo., in 1950. Lyon is a registered profession- al engineer in Oklahoma-and Mis- souri, a member-of the.Oklahoma Society, a member of the Nation- (Continued on Page Two) NFO Members, Get Violent, Truckers Say CORNING, Iowa (AP) were new reports of violence against truckers today as National Farmers Organization President Oren Lee Staley called upon mem- bers to tighten their livestock holding action. In an address to about per- sons attending an NFO-sponsored dinner 'Monday in --Mason .City, Staley said "the holding -action has been more effective than expect- ed. "The time has come when we must tighten down our holding ac- tion because we. are very close to "Staley told the group. Gov. Elmer L. Andersen said he received a report of tires being shot off a livestock truck near Slayton, Minn., early-today. Sher- iff William H, Neumann furnished a convoy to accompany the truck :to the Iowa line with its cargo of i cattle destined for the Sioux City I stockyards.- Andersen termed the violence i likely, the work of irresponsible in- dividuals seeking'either'to help or discredit the NFO. i Four drivers..of farm trucks re-j ported- they were fired at near Bowling Green, night as they hauled livestock to the St. Sheriff Lester Plackmeyer said there were marks.of- sho'tgun pel- lets on -the fenders., and doors1 of the and one-'tru'ck had a flat-tire. City Gives Final Okay To Sewers Council Also Allows Change In Zoning Rules By GEORGE GURLEY City Council members passed an ordinance Mon- day night officially forming a sewer district for a large tract at the northeastern edge of the city. Harry Hulett Jr., Oklaho- ma was .retained as engineer. Hulett. is now in the process of preparing final-plans and costs.' for the district, No. will serve an approximate 125 acre sector: Hulett said he will complete'his figures then- .arrange, for a meeting with property owners in that area- so 'they may be specifi- cally...informed as- to cost and construction methods.: Owners Pay Some The project will .actually be handled by. two. methods. Property owners will pay construction costs in the district. The large .line con- necting into the treatment, plant and attendant installations will be handled by the city as., the, first project under the new municipal trust; the Ada'.Public Works Au- thority. Change Is Okay Approval was given for a change in zoning to Mr. and'-Mrs. W. E. Ballard. -The Ballards plan con- struction of a nursing home, at Fifth and Townsend. It will ac- comodate approximately 30 peo- ple. The area is now R-2. Initially the Ballards sought to have the four lots involved changed to a commercial zone. This -move ..was- not successful. They then modified their building program to1 agree with "residen- i Ual" requirements .and made ap- I plication for the change from R-2 to. The'.'Metropolitan. .'Area, Planning and .Zoning Commission, in its last meeting, gave approval for this change. More Antennas A permit was also authorized, by' ordinance, to James E. Bell, local oilman and attorney, for the construction of.another com- munity antenna system. Actually three other, such iden- tical permits have recently.been issued. Although the permit was issued expressly to Bell, he noted he was representing outside interests. He was not at liberty to identify them at this time.. He commented, that a survey..would begin, "immedi-. ately" in Ada to determine the economic feasibility of such a system. If -this survey was favor- able he.'said the organization' had the means to proceed with con- struction. He's Involved 'Bell is now the .legal holder of the permit. He told council mem- bers that he would be in the development. Council mem- bers stressed that any "assign- of the .permit would' re- quire city approval and'Bell noted that he was aware of this.clause. In .other, actions the. -council authorized- the city manager to purchase an additional 200 park- ing meters, authorized travel and attendant expenses for Police ;hief Homer Gosnell to attend lie .International- Convention-- of Reds Hurl Threats Of Atomic War If Cuba Is Attacked OLD AND rejuvenation project is under way for city park; Shown, here tho site of the planned tennis court; with "piles of .gravel in-the background, 'and no-Ion- ger-used, in the foreground. The-Allen Chamber of Commerce, -4-he-city of individual.'contributors are all- involved -in the "program? Rainy Weather Slows Allen's City Park Restoration Work ALLEN weath- and unexpectedly heavy dirt work has. slowed progress on Allen's projected new tennis court. The court is a part of a cham- ber -of commerce project for park improvement, aimed at putting the long-neglected city park back into service, as' a 'recreational facility. The chamber adopted the proj- ect after plans for a swimming pool were abandoned, about two months ago. Actually, the new project is as much a city project as strictly a chamber of commerce ac- tivity, according to R. H. Chadd, -chamber secretary. About 40 contributors had been lined up for the pool. Some cash contributions were oii hand, but most donations were in the form of pledges.. A committee, consisting of L. C. Cozad -Jr., Leon Kidwell and Virgil Guy, was appointed to ask the various contributors to transfer their donations to'the general'park improvement proj- ect. So far, Chadd says, there hasn't a single negative Havana Claims Pirates Plunder On High Seas KEY WEST, Fla. vana 'radio said today a Cuban Police Chiefs- in St Louis Mo., frei hter and British shi n on October: G set September 24 hav been, attacked by whVthe as the next official. council meet- ing date and adjourned with the'- X-T ___ usual approval of -claims. Car 54 Where Are You? CHICAGO (AP) Arthur P. Reckinger reported to police '.Monday .his car had been stolen from in front of his North-.Side Jiome. Reckinger is an aide to 0. W. -Wilson, Chicago's super- intendent of police. a pirate ship. No mention was made of casual- ties or the-extent of damage. The '.broadcast, monitored -in Key West, said -.the ships were fired on off the northern coast Cuba, but did not specify the time.: The1 Cuban vessel, -identified as the San Pascual, was hit 18 times and eight'shots whistled through cabin, ;the-radio said.': The British ship, the name of which took. 13 hits, the Havana account said. The- British-'.vessel, may "have been the Trafalgar Steamship Co. sugar cargo freighter. New- lane. 'In London; 'Trafalgar said the' Newlane.left Havana Monday night under charter. The company said .it.did-- the- ship's destination because the charter had been arranged' by its agents for the Caribbean area. Havana, radio .said the Cuban vessel, was carrying a .load' of molasses, the. British freighter "a load of .-sugar for Socialist- coun- tries. 'Calling-the' alleged incident "a cowardly attack against the-Cuban ,the .broadcast said1 a second' British-.'" shijH-with a name 'which wounded :like (Continued on Page'Two) "We're confident that we'll be able to do the Chadd said. Estimated cost of the tennis court will be in actual cash. Backers of the project are count- ing on volunteer labor and-dona- tions of materials to help out with the project. At least three local ministers. have volunteered to help, with- the concrete work, and classes .of high, school 'boys.are sched- .uled to make the forms and get ready for concrete-pouring. The original plan called for' pouring of concrete1 about the end of last week. However, the job of leveling the ground 'prov- ed to be .more extensive- than had been anticipated; 'and rain .further delayed, the work. The tennis court'is the major planned for, the park. Also included in the proj- ect are a crouque't court' and .horseshoe pitch at. the- southern -end of the three-acre park. Chadd'said that if use'of'the court'warranted, a second tennis court constructed in the future. Hunt Addresses Insurance Board 'Joe B. Hunt, state insurance commissioner, spoke Monday eve- .ning at a -meeting 'of the. Pontotoc County Insurance Board. The meeting.was held in the Aldridge Hotel at p.m. The title of Hunt's address was "The Federals Are' Coming" in which he discussed current trends which, in his'opinion; pose a threat to the agency.system. Fugitive LONDON (AP) Fugitive, spy Robert A. Soblen died -in a London hospital today and escaped the life sentence that awaited him in a U.S. federal prison for wartime espionage for the Soviet Union; Soblen, died in Hiflingdon Hospi- tal, where he had.lairi unconscious' since last-Thursday: He had .taken an overdose of .barbiturates' just before he was removed from Brix- ton Prison for. deportation to the United Dr. Cyril'-.Barnes, whp was: in charge of- Soblen's told newsmen Soblen's death was due not to the drugs he had. taken but Soblen Dies From Overdose Of rather to "exhaustion- following convulsions--and- damage, to the brain, presumably caused by hem- orrhage." Barnes explained that Sob.len had1 taken a.quick-acting' barbitu1 "it. had 'been eliminated body'chemically 24 hours ;before'; death'." -Barnes 'said his'-bedside when he had been: at the hospital with .him since-Friday.'.-.- "Just before 10 .arm. there was a severe ...turn _ Barnes said. "Death did not oc- cur- suddenly, but came as his strength, gradually Later, Soblen's wife was admit- ted to the hospital as a patient; A spokesman said she was being treated-for The death of'xthe 61-year-old New York -psychiatrist ended1 a escape deporta- tion- to., where he-faced-'k life-sentence as a war- time spy for .the 'Soviet: Union. .Soblen 'took'an overdose of'bar; biturates" apparently '.just before he was put in Jast Thursday to be taken -to a plane for the United States. En route to London'Airport he lapsed.into unconsciousness in the ambulance. At the airport he was transferred to another ambulance and rushed to nearby Hiflingdon Hospital. He never, regained conscious- ness, and on Saturday-he devel- oped convulsions which -persisted; His....dqctors wasV.evi- dence Jiraih apparent- ly: resulting from a "shortage: of oxygen.-The doctors, explained the overdose of 'barbiturates the supply of oxygen to -the brain and probably caused a brain hemorrhage. Soblen was .a physician afflicted with '.an incurable disease; a naturalized American. convicted of .biting, the. hand' that gave him shelter; a Communist who admit- ted -support of the left -wing in politics throughout- World 'War n. he ever-.engaged :in -espionage, "or anything remotely connected-with convicted by. a U.S. District. Court'in1-. New York Julyj 1961; of: turning over secret data to Soviet agents over, a span of two decades, including" war- time information, from the New York -headquarters-of -the Office of Strategic Services. He was sentenced; to.1, prison, .though the penalty might have 'been death.'..: ;.V American- appeals .'.judges, and .the U.S. 'Supreme .j Court con- sidered-'the-proof was ''denied- Supreme .Court his That: :ba'ckgrbund-.; of -last to Israel Jew.-he vainly claimed the right- to a haven-un- der the Israeli Law of Return; Israel arrested him on.suspicion of entering with false documents passport of a dead expelled him.. Soblen. was' born Nov. into, the numerous and1 wealthy Sobelvicious family -'of'; Lithuania; a little Baltic ''State was part of-czarist-B.ussia.but had 22 year's freedom between world Soblen brother; Jack; ty in-.iflis while-at school" (Continued on Soviets Say U. S. Creates Provocations MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet government warned today that an attack'on Cuba would be the beginning of a war that might turn into a world nu- clear war. In a statement read to a spe- cial Foreign Office news' confer- ence, the Soviet government ac- cused the United .States of stag- ing provocations "which might plunge, the world into the disaster of a universal world war with the use of thermonuclear weapons." "Unleash War" "One cannot now attack Cuba and expect that the aggressor will be free from punishment for'this the statement continued. "If such an attack is made, this will be the' beginning of unleash- ing war." The statement appealed to the United States "to display common sense, not to lose its self-control and soberly to assess what its ac- tions might lead to if it unleashes war." It said the Soviets would not follow the path of the United States in calling up re- servists. Duty Bound But the' Soviet government, it continued, "considers-it to be its duty .to-remairi. situation' and" order 'the Defense Ministry 'as well as the command of the ..Soviet army to take all measures to put out .fighting forces into the highest degree of fighting readiness. "This is exclusively a precau- tionary, measure. On our side we shall do everything not to violate peace." Plea To All The statement added an appeal to all nations to raise their voices against the alleged aggressive plans of the United States and to prevent the- "American aggres- from starting a war. Who's Afraid WASHINGTON (AP) Secre- tary of State Dean Rusk said today this country is not fright- ened by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's warning against any American attack on Cuba. are a great Rusk told reporters. "We are not nervous or afraid. We'll pro- ceed as we find it .necessary." The statement declared that the Soviet Union is- sending- military supplies and military technicians to Cuba but is not establishing a base .there. "We state and we the "that if war is unleashed, if an aggressor attacks one or another state, and this state turns to us for help, then the Soviet Union has the possibil- ity of giving aid from its own territory, to '.any peace loving state, and not only to Cuba. Will Help Cuba "And. let no one doubt that the Soviet Union will give such, -aid." .In the statement, the Soviet government also declared it wants a settlement 'of the Berlin ques- tion and .a liquidation of the occu- pation regime in the divided city. "The occupation regime must be liquidated, .and. it shall be' the statement said. The. Soviets hinted they 'are will- ing- to wait until after the U.S.. congressional elections in Novem- ber. The statement noted that East-West talks 'on the Berlin cri- sis had- paused recently. "They say that it is difficult for the United States of America, to conduct negotiations on a German treaty since elections to the Amer- ican Congress are coming up in (Continued on Page Two) man in .the moon, isn't half so interesting as a lady in the sun, Gen. -Fea. .Corp.) ;