Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
This whole story about President Kennedy's having been married before seems sort of silly. But we suspect jt's the first time in the history of newspapermg that the denial was printed before the incorrect story was Ada High Lineman Had Great Night; See Sports, Page 8 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Counterspy's Wife Kept Secret Three Years, Page Three 59TH YEAR NO. 162 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1962 8 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Jury Gives Damages To Woman Police Assessed Exemplary Damages In Arrest Incident A district court jury to- day awarded Mrs. Lillie Ste- gall damages in her suit against three Ada police officers. The case went to the jury late Monday afternoon and the jurors returned their j verdict a little before noon today. The jury voted to aware Mrs. Stegall in each o: her first two causes o action, for the actual ar rest by the arresting officers and for their forcibly drag ging her down the street and for exemplary damages and the incidents occurring at the police station. Mrs. Stegall, 607 North Bluff had sued three Ada police officers Chief Homer Gosnell, Charles Scott and Richard Gray, for 793 damages for false arrest anc personal injuries. She claimed officers arreslec her without cause the night of Nov. 19, 1961, and mistreated her physically. The case was heard by a seven- woman five-man jury before Dis- trict Judge John Boyce McKeel. Plaintiff's attorneys arc Barney Ward and Bob Macy. Defense at- torneys are Virgil Stanfield and City Attorney Lawrence Green. City Helps The city, while not named as a party to the suit, participated in the defense of the officers. The trial opened Friday and continued through Monday. The first witness called Monday afternoon was Homer Gosnell, Ada police chief, one of the de- fendants in. the-action.......... Went to Station Gosnell told of being called to the police station where Mrs. Stegall was being held. He said he could hear a disturbance even before he entered the station. When he went in, he continued, Mrs. Stegall told him he was "as bad as the rest" of the officers and said: "Go on, put me in jail." At that time. Gosnell said, he had no intention of placing her in jail. She Refused However, when she continued to refuse any communication with the officers, the chief went on, he decided she would have to be placed in custody until she could be identified. She was "very he said, and "very hysterical." Gosnell said he instructed Don Henderson, desk sergeant on duty at the time, to take Mrs. Stegall's glasses and purse. Gosnell and Scott were holding her arms at Another Bitter Fight Looms As Russians Again Demand U.N. Seat For Red Chinese HEADS OF STATE: Theso are the new class officers at Ada High School. Lett to right, they are Gary Clinton, presi- dent of the senior class; Mike AAcGaha, president of the sophomore class, and Cathy Mayhue, president of the junior class. (NEWS Stiff Ada Students Pick Officers Reds Refuse 4-Power Rule Over Berlin BERLIN (AP) So- viet Union has refused to renew four-power relations in Berlin and has issued a new call for the Western Allies to abolish-immediate- ly their "NATO military base" in the divided city. The Soviet statement came Mon- day as thousands of Allied troops in combat gear launched a major test of their ability to spring to West Berlin's defense. The alert, involving most of the West's garrison, endec early today. Military officials were reported satisfied" with the results. Ignores Call Flames Wipe Out Plant At Coalgate Students at Ada High School last week chose their officers for the coming year. Preliminary elections were held early in the week and the runoffs at the week's end. All elections were unusually close. In fact, Gary Clinton and Dick McCortney tied twice in the race for senior class president and two runoffs were necessary. Senior class officers are: Gary Clinton, president, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clinton; Dick McCortney, vice president, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don McCortney; Doris Mitchell, secretary, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mitchell; Larry Padberg, treas- urer, son of Dr. and Mrs. E. D. Padberg; Cheryl Settle, girl yell leader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Settle, and "Suddy" Sud- berry, boy yell leader, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Sudberry. Junior class o f f i c e rs are: Cathy Mayhue, president, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. May- hue; Jack Whitehead, vice presi- dent, son of.Mr. and Mrs. Jack Whitehead; Barbara Harris, sec- retary, daughter, of Mrs. Patty Qarver Harris: Jerry Snow, treasurer, son of Mr. and .Mrs.. Presley Snow; Judy Coyle, girl yell leader, daughter of Dr.- and Mrs. Ed Coyle, and Eddie Black- irion, boy yell leader, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mr. and Mrs. Houston McGaha; Bob Blanks, vice president, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Blanks; -Linda Blake, secretary, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. J, M. Blake; Johnny Clinton, treasurer, son of Mr. and, Mrs. Kenneth Clinton; Lynn Smith, girl yell leader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Smith Jr., and Larry Gregory- boy yell leader, 'son of Mr; and Sophomore class officers are: Mrs. Skeet Gregory. that time. When the tinted-lens glasses Rails Accept JFK's Proposal To End Strike NEWPORT, R.I. ent' Kennedy announced today lat the company and union have accepted his appeal to end the Chicago North Western Railway strike by submitting the dispute to arbitration. The President commended both parties in a statement released aboard the destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. as he watched the second America's Cup yacht race. He said Acting Secretary of La- bor Willard W. Wirtz will meet in Washington with George Leigh- ty, president of the Order of Rail- road Telegraphers, AFL-CIO, and the railroad chairman, Ben Heineman. The purpose of the session, Ken- nedy said, would be to work out details on the resumption of ervice. The President had telegraphed aoth sides from here Monday were removed, Gosnell said, he'night, telling them there was "no FBI Questions Quartet In Burning Of Negro Churcfifin South Georgia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tment in Washington Monday night Three white men and a whitej highlighting racial developments teen-ager are being held in which government jepresenta- burning of a Negro church in ra- daily troubled southwest Georgia. Authorities said they admitted talking about-Negro church burn- ings and "just decided to burn them one." They were captured by FBI agents. Solution of the case was an- nounced by the Justice Depart- lives played a considerable part. Among them were: The federal government asked a federal court at.Richmond, Va., to outlaw racial discrimination in public schools attended by chil- dren of a big Army base in Vir- ginia. A federal appeals court in Rich- Senators Take Lashing Over Trade Bill Delay WASHINGTON The .Finance Committee had become a tongue lashing f or available only as the session be- its faltering to get down to business today on Presi- saw dark circles under Mrs. Stegall's eyes. The skin was dark and discolored, he said. Claims Hysterics As Gosnell and Scott took Mrs. Stegall back into the cell block, the witness continued, she was screaming and holding back, kick- ing Gosnell's shins and stepping on his toes. At this point. Gosnell said, he slapped Mrs. Stegall once on the left cheek with his open palm. "There are three standard first aid treatments for hysterical per- Gosnell said. "One, dousing with cold water. Two, slapping. Three, eliminating the audience.1 Wanted Shock The chief said he thought the slap might "shock her out of this so we could get some information from her.'" slap proved ineffective, he admitted, and he did not repeat it. He denied choking Mrs. Stegall at any time. The chief went'on to describe the arrival at the station of Mrs. Stegall's brother, Pete Moore, and Mrs. Moore. He said he told them there were no charges against Mrs. Stegall. The Moores than "tried to reason" with her, he said, but she refused to go home with them. She Walked Home Later, when Mrs. Stegall was released and insisted on walking (Continued on Page Two) excuse for a continued stalemate." dent Kennedy's trade expansion Don't worry about finding your station in life. Someone will tell you where to get Gen. Fea. Corp.) The North Western had been re- ported to have accepted tentative- ly the President's proposal to let arbitrators give a final ruling in the 19-day Midwest .rail strike. Leighty had said earlier today in Washington that the union hoped to have its answer in the Presi- dent's hands by noon. Kennedy is spending a long weekend in the Newport-Massa- chusetts area. Kennedy wired both sides Mon- day night from Newport, R. I. tell- ing them there was "no excuse for a continued stalemate." Kennedy proposed that an inde- pendent three-man board give its ruling within 10 days, with the ruling binding on both sides. The plan would limit the arbi- trators to considering the "ques- tion of the of recommendations announced June 14 by the presidential emergency board. bill. Senator Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, Senate Republican leader, said that his side would be ready to call up its amendments and get them voted on promptly. Democratic Leader Mike Mans- field of Montana, clearly unhappy over lack of progress in the first gan. They said several hours were needed just for the technical task of drafting amendments'to fit into the. new text. Dirksen told a reporter that the first amendment likely would be the one on which foes of the bill hope to roll up their biggest vote. The proposal would knock out the adjustment assistance section of the bill, a new feature of trade legislation strongly urged by Ken- mond ruled invalid Charlottes- ed the Western position that Ber- lin still is under four-power con- trol. II ignored Allied calls for re- establishing relations broken lasl month when the Soviet Berlin commandant was withdrawn anc his post turned over to an Easl German. The statemenl claimed four- power administration has not been in existence. since 1948 when, it said, the United States, France, and Britain set up a separate military command. NATO Ease? "West Berlin has now been turned into ,a military, base of the reeled against the the G.D.R. (East Germany) and oth- er peaceful the statement said.. Calling for abolition of the West- ville's pupil placement plan forjern base_ statement said, "the elementary pupils. A Justice Department spokes- man said a few U.S. marshals will accompany James H. Meredith, a 29-year-old Negro, when he re- sequences." ports for registralion at the Uni- versity of Mississippi in the next few days. Sheriff Z. T. Mathews of Terrell County, said .the four white persons held in jail at Dawson on arson charges admitted selling fire lo Ihe Negro High Hope Bap- tist church three miles north of Dawson in the early morning on Monday. He identified them as Glenn Ro- land, 55; his son Melvin Earl Ro- land, 21; Marvin Allen Milner, 31; and a 16-year-old whose name was withheld in accordance with Geor- gia juvenile laws. The quartet was spotted in a car j near the church after the fire, the1 Soviet Union had nothing to do with these unilateral actions of the Western powers and cannot bear responsibility for their con- Anothcr Alert The West Berlin alert was the first major Allied test exercise since April 3. A spokesman said it was designed to "test and eval- uate the mobility of Allied units and their ability to react to vari- ous situations." The test was directed by Ihe French commandanl, Maj. Gen, Edouard Toulouse. He was assist- ed by the U.S. and British com- mandants, Maj. Gens. Albert Wat- son II and Claude Dunbar. The U.S. Army has men in West Berlin, the British and the French about near me cnurcn auer me tire, me1 _ FBI said. Later they were picked! "011" CSCCIpGS Atoka's Jail ST "It's not a very heartening spec- he said, "to see the world's most'deliberative body making a spectacle of This rebuke came after eight quorum calls had been necessary to fill in the time while unsuc- cessful efforts were made to, get senators to the floor to present amendments, or even to make speeches. Republicans denied they were seeking to sfall, however, and said I the bill as revised in the Senate day night. tries and workers harmed by im- port competition. Sen. Harry -F. Byrd, D-Va., the floor, manager for the bill, made it clear in presenting the measure that he would support elimination of .this section as he did in the Finance Committee1 which he heads. It was retained there only by an 8-7 vote with all five Repub- licans present lining, up against it. Senate- leaders still hoped lhat the bill will be passed-by Wednes- up by agents who have been vestigating three other churches burned to the ground in recent weeks and the firing of shots into several Negro homes. The FBI, Georgia Bureau of In- vestigation agents and the sheriff said there was nothing to connect the High Hope fire with the other incidents. One of the churches which' burned near Sasser nine days ago had been used'for Ne- gro voter registralion meetings. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said his agents questioned' the four persons and then turned them over to Georgia authorities be- ATOKA (Staff) Two prison- ers- escaped from behind Iwo locked doors in the Atoka county jail here last night and had not been apprehended this morning. At large are Melvin Cook, 17, Atoka and Wetumka, and Kalin Pelts, 21, Durant. COALGATE (Special) plant of the Anderson Gunstock Co. here was totally destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. The fire was spotted about a. m. by an unidentified passerby who notified H. R. Carter, owner 'of- the adjoining charcoal plant. Carter in turn called the fire department. However, by the time firemen arrived on the scene the fire was completely out of hand, A spokesman for the firm said sawdust on the floor of the plant had caught fire during the after- noon Monday, while some weld- ing was being done. He said that it was thought the fire was put .out, but evidently it must have to smolder. The firm, only recently estab- lished in Coalgate, manufactured rough blanks for stocks for sporting and military firearms. .Stacks of seasoned walnut, painted wilh creosote, fed the flames. Building and machinery were lisled as a lolal loss. The firm carried a small amount of insurance, but not enough to cover the loss. No plan for rebuilding had been announced by Tuesday morning. Tiros Satellite Roars Into 400-Mile Orbit CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The sixth in a series of Tiros weather satellites rocketed into orbit today and its camera eyes went on immediate alert for hurricanes, typhoons and other storms around the globe. The electronic weatherman shot away from Cape Can- averal at a.m. aboard a three-stage Thor-Delta rocket. About two hours later the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the satellite was in For Vaccination Program Here The black and white SOS ban- ners flying above Ada's Main Street aren't exactly distress signs. What they actually mean is "Sabin Oral the day when Pontotoc .County residents receive their first dosage of oral vaccine. The program will continue de- spite a controversy over the Type [II vaccine, the use of which has seen suspended in some areas sending a sludy which the de- velopers today labeled ridiculous. Dr. Albert Sabin said the sus- pensions are based on a small number of coincidental 'must not be allowed, to interfere successful orbit about 400 It was the llth straight success- ful satellite launching for the 92- foot Delta vehicle, this nation's most reliable space booster. It also made six successful launches in as many tries for the Tiros satellite rogram. The two television cameras car- ried by Tiros 6 were to begin transmitting cloud pictures after two orbits were completed. During the early phases of flight tracking stations were to deter- mine the'precise course and how well the satellite equipment was functioning. The NASA statement said "Ti- ros 6 is in orbit and all systems appear to be functioning nor- mally." Hurricane and typhoon watch- ing was the main assignment for Tiros 6. But weather scientists counted on its two cloud-cover cameras to provide data on ice formation in the arctic and ant- arctic regions, snow storms which brew in the winter and other with community programs which meteorological mysteries, are our only hope for complete i The aiso could help elimination of poho." predict the weather for next Dr. S. P. Harrison said the! We0ek's scheduled orbital flight of vaccine will be administered astronaut Walter M. Schirra p.m. at the National. Guard i J-r- The 92-foot rocket brilliantly il- Armory on North Broadway in I, me sz-root rocKet DriJli: lummated the darkness The medical society and the! Junior Chamber of Commerce members mailed pre-registration ilanks to all the county schools Monday. Superintendents of the as it Both were'being held on sepa- h m the blanks rate charges of forgery. Sheriff's officers 'said Cook was to students. UVd W cause there was no evidence of prisoners had the escape. One of the doors was fastened with a padlock, a spokes- man said, and added: "We haven't also AWOL from the Navy when1 The Jaycees say the blanks will insure more expedient handb'ng of Ihe crowds that are expected to file through the armory between he was arrested here. Officers were unable to explain even found that." 'federal violations. In a suit filed at Richmond, the government asked U.S. District Court to prohibit segregation in- the PrinceW Cofntf The county is adjacent to the Ft. (Continued on Page Two) d Stte f have been alerted and are joining in the search for the two. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Ada News will also publish a pre-registration blank in the Thursday edition. Persons under 21 will be refused the vaccine if their parents do not give written permission. Cravens' Death Gives Clue In Another Mystery OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An) Officers said LeGate was carry- aborted extortion attempt that left a millionaire hotel owner and his assailant dead from gunshot wounds Monday may have given officersia clue to the whereabouts of an Iowa man missing since April. Killed in the outburst of violence .n the exclusive Nichols Hills dis- xict were R, D. Cravens, 65, real- .or and Democratic party leader, and Clifford LeGate, 44, who two fears ago was sent -to prison in Missouri when another kidnap-rob- >ery attempt went awry. Cravens' son-in-law, J W. Quil- __ i. an Jr., 43, was seriously wounded. ing identification belonging to James 33, Oskaloosa, Iowa, who has been missing six months. Kilpatrick's appar- ently used by LeGate, was'found five blocks away, Police gave this account of the extortion and ensuing shootings: LeGate entered the home of Dr. Marvin K. Margo, held-Mrs., Mar- go at gunpoint .and demanded ransom. Mrs., Margo, who was alone in the rambling ranch- style home, contacted Cravens, her father. ate, Bill Mauldin, to a bank to get the money. After contacting police, Cravens and Mauldin drove to the Margo home. Cravens en- tered but. the gunman 'ordered Mauldin to wait outside. When LeGate discovered the money was in and bills, he ordered Mauldin to go to a bank and get smaller bills. Mauldin tele- phoned police again and a police dispatcher understood -that the gunman had left the' home. Two of, the officers stationed near the home moved into the gar- age. At about that'time, the Margo dogs began barking and Mrs.'Mar- Cravens sent a.business associ-_go .followed, by. LeGate, went through the kitchen to the garage to quidt them. The policemen stood silently at either side of the kitchen 'door. Mrs. Margo whispered lhat' the gunman was behind her. At this point, Quillan rushed into the garage and lunged toward Le- Gate. The-gunman pushed Mrs. Margo away and 'shot, striking the abdomen. He-fired' two shots at-the officers and then fled-into the-house.. Two more shots rang out. Heav- illy-armed officers rushed into the bouse and found-Cravens.arid Le- Gate lying in-.the'middle of the Both- died before reaching a1 hospital. Mrs. Margo was not hurt. Kilpatrick, married and the fa- ther of three children, was last heard from when he left Las .Veg- as, Nev., where he went seeking later a traveler's check bearing Kilpatrick's name was cashed in Gallup, N. M. In Septmeber, 1959, LeGate and Fred Allen Jones, 22, were arrest- ed and charged in Carthage, Mo., with altempting to.hold, a Car- thage banker, and his family hos- tage in.a bank robbery attempt. The two had the home of Rex Carter; bank vice president. During the night, LeGate and Cart- er -went-iio the home-of .bank prest dent Mills and Anderson and Le- Gate forced Anderson and his wife to accompany him to the Carter home.. -While he was.holding the fami- lies hostage, LeGate's auto was impounded for a parking violation. Jones left the house and fled in Carter's auto. LeGate then told Carter, "call the sheriff, this thing is all fouled up. 'LeGate received a seven-year sentence and was paroled in March from the Missouri state peniten- tiary. He was a photo-engraver and had worked for the' Oklahoma Publishing.. Co, in Oklahoma City. and sped across the sky on a northeast heading. A bright flash about minutes after launch in- dicated ignition of the second stage and this was confirmed al- most immediately by project offi- cials. Sea conditions in the Atlantic and Pacific recovery zones will be watched closely as Schirra's Sept. 28 launching date nears. Hurricanes and typhoons are def- inite threats in both oceans this time of year. If Schirra 'is brought back to earth after one, .two or three orbits, his capsule will land in the Atlantic. Completion of four, five or six orbits would drop him in the Pacific. Tiros 6 originally was sched- uled for launching in November, but was advanced two months to provide insurance in case the ail- ing Tiros 5 satellite should lose its one remaining camera eye. Cuba Also Seen As A Big Issue UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) The Soviet Union today tossed into the Gen- eral Assembly a new de- mand for the seating of Red China. The Soviet move came a few hours.before the 104- nation assembly opened its 17th session. It paved the way for- another bitter fight over the China repre- sentation issue which has been be- fore the United Nations for more than a decade. Talk On Trade The Soviets also submitted an- other new assembly item calling for a world conference on trade. There also were signs the So- viet Union plans an all-out blast at American policy on Cuba. There appeared little chance the Kremlin's China proposal would fare better than it did a year ago, when it was rejected by a vote of 37 in favor and 48 against, with 19 abstaining. No Vote A U.S. spokesman said the United States has no intention of opposing a new vote this year. He said the U.S. delegation expects the._oggqsitio_n.-toJRed China. will be as strong "or. even stronger than a year ago. The opening session was lim- ited to .the formalities of electing a new assembly president and ap- proving the admission of four new countries, but even on the presi- dential contest there was an East- West split. Pakistani Wins Western backed Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, veteran Pakistani diplomat, appeared sure to win over his Soviet-supported rival. Ambassador J. P. Malalasekera of Ceylon. Malalasekera, how- ever, refused to acknowledge de- feat and indicated he would not withdraw. The main U.S.-Soviet clash is expected to develop later in the week when U.S. ambassador Ad- lai E. Stevenson and Soviet For- eign Minister Andrei Gromyko de- liver their main policy declara- tions. Talk Cuba OKLAHOMA Clear (o part- ly cloudy this afternooh through Wednesday; isolated afternoon and evening Ihnndershowers Panhandle; little change in tem- peratures; low tonight 58-68; high Wednesday 75-95. High temperature in. Ada Mon- day was 88; low Monday night, 65; reading at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 67. Moscow dispatches confirmed what Western diplomats had ex- Gromyko will lose no time in bringing "up the Cuban question and renewing Soviet charges that the United States is planning an attack. The Soviets also are expected to attack U.S. positions on nuclear testing, the latest U2 reconnais- sance flights, Berlin and the Con- go. The United States, on the other hand, has indicated it will assail the Soviet. Union for refusing to pay its U.N. assessments for the Congo operation and will press for assembly action to back up the advisory opinion oi the World Court holding such assessments are binding. Berlin Is Issue While the Berlin question was expected 'to get a full airing in the main policy statements, there was no evidence that the issue would be put on the assembly agenda for action. Acting Secre- tary General -U Thant told a news conference Monday neither Pre- mier Khrushchev nor President Kennedy has indicated any desire to bring the problem to the United Nations at this time. Both Western and Iron Curtain sources continued to speculate on the possibility that Khrushchev might come to New York after the U.S. elections to take part in the assembly debates. This would afford an opportunity for a meet- ing with Kennedy. Thant touched briefly on the Cuban issue, declaring he be- lieved the situation would not de- velop into .a major crisis. On the question of his own fu- ture, Thant continued to herise. He declined again to say whether he would seek a full five-year term as secretary general.