Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Football season officially is here. Reason? Joe Zilch, faithful topline reader, advises that he no longer Is suffering from his late summer season hay fever. He now has an early winter cold... Ada's Favored Over Chickasha; See Sports Page Confederate Pop Gave Barnett His Ideas, Page 12 59TH YEAR NO. 165- ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1962 12 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Ada Merchants Discuss City's Parking Problems Other Towns Are Studied By Chamber By GEORGE GURLEY Parking in downtown Ada was the chief topic as the Retail Merchants Com- mittee of the Ada Chamber of Commerce met Thurs- day at noon at the Aldridge Hotel. The meeting was opened by Chairman Asa Hutchin- son who told the group that many towns were "taking steps" to adequately handle their parking problems. He pointed to Shawnee and Mc- Alester, two nearby cities where municipal parking lots are in operation or under development. Visit to Shawuee In fact, this week a group of Ada businessmen and officials visited Shawnee to inspect park- ing facilities there. Chamber Manager Ted Savage offered the first report. "You've got to he said, "that this thing is a community prob- lem. It is not something just for the convenience of the retailer. It is for the housewife, for all shoppers. The city should help make arrangements to help make sure that everyone can use the downtown facilities easily." Savage told how Shawnee has Invested some in two parking lots. One of them is "metered" and is somewhat closer to the main business dis- trict. No Meters The other has no meters. Both are paved and lighted. Each lot will handle approximately 200 vehicles. He said figures main- tained on the lots showed that in the near future they will be "pay- ing themselves" out.- Keep Cars Off Street "Another thing that is import- he stressed, "is that it doesn't make any difference who uses the lots. It makes no differ- ence so long as these cars are pulled off the streets, opening them to traffic and creating-bet- ter parking on downtown streets." Keith Grimes, one of the men making the trip, pointed out that up to 12 hours of parking could be purchased on the "metered" lot, eliminating constant "meter" stuffing. He noted that employers and employes attempted to use the non metered lot to open the other lot more for shoppers since it is closer to the business district. Shawnee Leads Way Grimes also pointed out that Shawnee blazed a legal trail in creating the lots, securing a de- cision in the courts which upheld the city's right to move into a parking lot operation. Charles Asklund stressed that PROBLEM Asa Hutchinson, chairman of the Retail Mer- chants Committee of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, is shoWn here as ho led a discussion at a Thursday meeting on downtown parking. (NEWS Staff the people in Shawnee resolved the situation as a "community" problem, not something of interest to a small group. In fact, funds for the Shawnee lots were secured via a general obligation bond issue. Bob Steiner said that all sorts of people and organizations work- ed together to develop support for the lots in Shawnee. Visit More Hutchinson, spurred by sugges- tions from the floor, then indi- cated effort should be made to visit other towns and see what they are doing. If possible, a meeting of some of those respon- sible for municipal lot develop- ments elsewhere would be ar- ranged with civic leaders and perhaps the city council here. Other members of the group indicated they would like to send a delegation soon to a council meeting here, officially seeking council cooperation dhd support. "It is clear Hutchinson told the retailers, "'Jiis is a prob- lem which is really too big for a small group like the retailers. It is a problem which affects every person who lives in Ada and every person who shops here. If' we are going to solve this thing, it will to be a community affair. We. can't do it without every- one's support." Convert Lawn Skeet Meaders wondered what happened to a plan to convert a (Continued on Page Two) House Criticizes Arbuckle Project WASHINGTON Recla- mation Bureau request for ad; vance planning and preconstruc- tion funds in this fiscal year for three projects ran into criticism in a House Appropriations sub- committee. chairman Michael 'J.' Kir- wan, D-Ohio, of the subcommittee told W. I Palmer, assistant recla- mation commissioner, who submit- ted Dominy's statement. "Are you asking the committee to establish a policy that every- This was disclosed today when j thing that is authorized should be the record of the closed hearing was made public, Floyd E. Dominy, reclamation commissioner, asked in a state- ment that be included in a supplemental money bill for use during the year which began last July 1 for advance planning of the Arbuckle dam and reservoir in Oklahoma. He also made similar requests for the Fryingpan-Arkansas pro- ject in Colorado and the Mann Creek project in Idaho. Early completion of the Ar- buckle project, authorized this year for construction at a total cost of million, is urgently needed to provide dependable mu- nicipal and industrial water sup- plies for cities and industries, Dominy said. The cities include Ardmore, Sul- funded immediately? This has never been done and it should not start now, especially on projects costing Kirwan said his subcommittee would meet only for a couple of days to consider urgent deficiency items and would not have time to explore fully these projects. This, he added, is the responsibility of the regular committee. Noting it took about 15 years to authorize the Fryingpan-Arfcansas project, he said that 'if this has waited for IS years'for authoriza- tion, it can surely wait for the regular committee." During discussion of fish and; wildlife and flood control, Kirwan said costs and nature of reimbur- sible project features should be reviewed -carefully and "that is why I say. these requests should Missies Threaten U.S. Base Russians Set Up Rockets In Northeast Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) A new missile site on Cu- ba's northeast coast could menace important U.S. Navy shipping lanes. U. S. officials said Thurs- day that Soviet technicians lave set up a missile site near the town of Banes. They likened it to .Soviet coastal defense installa- tions and said it is believed designed for antishipping missiles. Such missiles would be in the surface-to-surface class. Short Range Officials spoke of a probable range of 20 'to .35 miles for the missiles. This would not be enough to reach Guantanamo, the U. S. naval base about 60 miles away on the other side of the island. However, it would take missiles of only slightly more power to threaten that base and the U. S. warships that anchor in its harbor. Much U.S. Navy traffic passes along Cuba's north coast on routes leading to Puerto Rico where the Navy and Marines maintain im- portant bases. This traffic stays well outside the three-mile limit and could go further out in the Caribbean, if necessary. Reports Verified Official pinpointing of the new missile site near-Banes'tended to support Cuban underground re- ports of a possible move by the Castro government to build a naval base near Banes, which is on a big bay much like Guantari- amo's. Sources--jn.-contact, witb_the .Cu- ban, underground .told a.'newsman several days ago the Castro.gov- ernment has been removing fam- ilies from a region near Banes. It would be logical to, emplace missiles to defend a naval base from possible attack. Cubans Get Boats The Cubans have been getting modern torpedo boats armed with missiles estimated .to have a U S. Seeks Contempt Charges In Ole Miss King Of The Senate- That's Ada's Bob Kerr The wagonmaster'of the Unit- ed States Senate that's how Associated Press Newsfeatures writer Saul Pett, one of the na- tion's top journalists, describes Oklahoma's senior Senator, Robert S. Kerr. Pett has completed a detailed and colorful study of the man, from his humble beginnings in a log cabin south of Ada to his present position as "uncrowned king of the senate." The Ada Evening News is happy to present this study of_ Kerr -Sunday. We feel we can share some of the credit for a fine piece of journalism. The News played host to Pett when he was here on a sweltering July afternoon beginning re- search for the article. Accompanied. by Wilbur Mar- tin, Oklahoma AP Bureau chief, Pett interviewed many of Kerr's old friends here before heading for the ranch at Poteau. You won't want to miss this searching look at Ada's most famous personality Sunday in the NEWS. SEN. ROBERT S. KERR Shawnee Firm Includes Ada In PJan For Chain Of Homes Plans for a new "luxury" rest to be built in Ada have been announced by Thompson Construction Co., Shawnee. The facility will be one of a chain planned by the 'Shawnee firm in various cities thorughout the state. The first of the contemplated chain was'built at Shawnee. An- other is due to open Oct. 1 at Durant- Ada is third on the list. H. G, president of the firm, told the NEWS this morning that his company al- ready owns a site in- Ada, but declined -to reveal its.location at this time. Work on the Ada home is scheduled-to begin Feb. All the facilities in the chain will be of identical design, with 84-bed capacity. There will be no wards in these homes.- Two thirds of the rooms are divided by a bath, the other third have private baths. A lounge and a dining area are pro- vided in a small chap- el will be open 24 hours daily. A recreation area is also in- cluded. A registered-nurse will be. on duty 24 hours a day. The firm plans -to build at least 17 such rest homes over the state. A site has already been selected at Okmulgee.' Other' cities on-the list include Ardmore, Clinton, Pawhuska, Sulphur and Duncan. Rusk Pleads For Senate To Restore Aid Slices WASHINGTON any kind to that Communist- of State Dean Rusk today de- controlled country.' scribed a deep House cut in for-j Another, by Rep. Thomas M. range of up the Soviets. lo if miles -from Rusk also eign aid appropriations as "a alse and costly economy" and appealed to the Senate for its phur, Davis and Wynnewood, j wait for consideration in the reg- Okla. The area suffered from severe drought conditions in the 1950s, ular bill." Rep. Edward P. D- Mass., a subcommittee member, the statement said, and construe-j said "I know of many projects tion of the project is essential to! that have better benefit-cost ratios Some men work hard and save their money so that their won't have' the; problems thaf made men of their (Copr. Gen, Fea. Corp.) provide for present and projected water needs. "You have sent up everything that has been authorized this.ses- than these three and added he saw no emergency'basis for asking for funds to initiate planning. Operating from Bahia de Nipe, (Continued on Page Two) Railroad Wins Ada Civil Case A District Court jury returned a defendant's verdict Thursday in a suit brought by Tom L, Dun- lap against the Oklahoma City, Ada and Atoka Railway Co. Dunlap had aslfed in damages from.the railroad as a result of his collision with a train on East Fourth Street in Decem- ber of 1960. In his first petition, he asked but that was later amended to bring it to the mark. The jury voted to deny Dun- lap's claims, and returned a ver- dict for the railroad. The current civil docket was continued Friday with a condem- nation suit against E, E. McKen- dree, Ada, by the Arkansas Loui- siana Gas Co. told reporters a House amendment to cut off for- eign aid to any country whose ships carry goods of any kind to Cuba would put this'country "in in dealing with a straitjacket" allies. "It's very important that this amendment come Rusk said. On money matters Rusk devot- ed himself to-the billion cut voted by the House Thursday night for the basic foreign aid program, trimming it nearly a fourth below the requested 4.8 billion. Pelly, R-Wash., was aimed at na- tions 'whose vessels transport arms or strategic materials to the Castro regime. Pelly said West Germany, Greece, Italy and Great Britain would be included in this category. Puerto Rican Cuban Sugar SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A Puerto Rican 'court has at- tached an Cuban sugar cargo aboard a British freighter bound for the Soviet Union. The Soviets and British were expected to fight the order today. The Soviet-chartered Streatham Hill, which called here .for minor repairs, was ordered held and her "The amendments apparently cargo unloaded after caught the administration by sur- prise since there was no reference to them in Rusk's prepared testi- mony which was released to newsmen shortly .after he, Fowler Hamilton, administrator of the Agency for International Develop- ment and Gen. Willison B. Palm- er, director of military assistance abroad, appeared before the com- mittee. The House turned a deaf ear to President Kennedy in passing the I chopped-down money bill. a representative of the Terry Miami, Fla., appealed to a su- perior court in San Juan. The Dade County, Fia., court awarded Kane's firm damages July 26, 1961, for na- tionalization of its. holdings in Cuba. Attorneys for the freighter said they will seek to lift the attach- ment, probably on grounds that the sugar was bought and paid for by the' Soviet Union and is no longer Cuban property. Rusk made his comments in talking- with newsmen just before he went before a closed session of the Senate Appropriations Com- mittee, The most restrictive of the House provisions on Cuban com- merce would deny foreign aid to a country whose ships carry trade world security." With anti-Cuban feelings run- ning high, three amendments aimed at choking off shipments to the Castro government got shouting votes of approval. The appropriations measure (Continued on Page Two) EARLY BALES Cotton time is here again) and the Coalgate gin has begun turning out a few bales here and there. So far, owner Leo Bey says; only 'a few early patches have teen harvested. Recent rains, coming after a long dry summer, have delayed the main harvest. How- ever, tht cotton is of good quality this Bey reports, and if the first frost doesn't come too early the area should produce a good deai of cotton: Yields to far are about one-half bate to the acre. Bey expects to go into the full swing of day-and-night ginning some time next month. (NEWS SUff Photo by W. L. belief the Soviet Union also will fight the order through its em- bassy in Washington. Isias Rodriguez who requested the attachment, on be- half of the Kane firm, said he expected the Soviets might claim title to the cargo. "In the meanwhile, we have the sugar and plan to fight for iV he-said. "'he disputed cargo nearly went up in smoke Thursday night when fire of unknown origin broke out in a hold of the freighter. Dozens of fire fighters brought the blaze under- control, but the hold still smoldered. The Puerto Rican court order will detain the vessel until 'the sugar is unloaded. Then she pre- sumably will be free, to leaVe. The Streatham' Hill's captain, Walter C. Whitting, said the'So- viet Union chartered the vessel for a year and the contract still has a month .to go. The freighter made port in San Juan last month after a hole was cut in her hull when she scraped a reef near Grand Turk- Island while en route from .Cuba to the Soviet Union. She is still'in; dry- dock. Rodriguez Moreno said he learned of the ship's sargo two days ago and went at once to court. The Streatham Hill is owned by the Acadia Overseas Freighters Ltd. She has a crew of 44. Action Comes After Negro Is Refused Admittance To University Despite Order HATTIESBURG, Miss (AP) The Justice Depart- ment asked today for federal contempt of court citations against all 13 members of the State College Board for failure to enroll Negro James H. Meredith in the Uni-- versity of Mississippi. A hearing was-set for Monday at New Orleans. The Justice Department, moving swiftly in the wake of Gov. Ross'Harriett's personal refusal to admit the 29- year-old Negro to the school Thursday, put its request before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here. The appeals court judges are here for a hearing in another case. Thursday night, barely hours af- ter Barnett rejected the Negro Air Force veteran's application in a dramatic showdown on the cam- pus at Oxford, the Justice Depart- ment asked U.S. Dist. Judge Sid- ney Mize at Meridian to cite'the school's top leaders for contempt Mize set a hearing for p.m. today and ordered these officials of the university to appear: Chan- cellor J. D. Williams, 61; Dean Arthur B. Lewis, and Registrar Robert B; Ellis. Lewis declined comment. Williams 'and Ellis could not be reached. Three federal all the way up to the U.S. Su- preme ordered Mere- dith's enrollment and the end of segration at the 114-year-old in- stitution. But Barnett, clothed in the powers of-the board and acting as registrar, rejected Meredith. Earlier, the governor had said he would go to jail, if necessary, to prevent the desegregation of the university where, he took his own law But the federal government by- passed- him in- its .legal-.counter- moves. A. spokesman for the Jus- tice Department in Washington, Edwin 0. Guthm'an, said the fed- eral government still held the board and the university officials not' Meredith's own plans remained a 'mystery as the legal battle started, again. He left the campus after Barnett turned him down. The three appeals court judges -John Minor Wisdom, Griffin Bell and John R. their' show-cause order against Thomas Jefferson Tubb, 'chair- man of the State College Board, and these other members: Charles Dixon Bruce Smith II, Fair, Harry Robert Gordon Carpenter, Tally D. RiddeU, James Napolen Lipscomb, Dr. Verner Smith Holmes, S. R. Evans, William Orlando Stone, Malcolm Mette Roberts, Ira La- mar- Morgan, Edgar Ray Izaird and Leon Lowrey. The order stated simply that it appears that "each of .the de- fendants above-named have failed and-refused to comply with the terms of this court's orders." In another, action, the Justice Department asked the appeals court judges also to cite the three university officials named in Mize's order of Thursday night. But the appeals court judges took note of Mize's order and de- nied the- request. University officials claimed they had turned over their power to the 64-year-old .governor who vowed to go to jail before seeing the university integrated. But the Justice Department served. (Continued on Page Two) I (Continued on Page Two) Jury Hurls Charge At Tex Bynum CLAREMORE (AP) The di- rector of Oklahoma's pardon and parole system, W. J. (Tex) By- num, resigned today after he was named as one seven persons indicted in an investigation of In- ola school finances. Bynum, a former Inola School -Board member, had served as head of the pardon and parole agency since May 1960 and before that was assistant pardon and pa-, role officer. He also at one time served two years as a Rogers County deputy sheriff.' Gov. J. Howard Edmondson an- nounced Bynum'would leave the -post: pending the outcome, of the-charges-against him...-' The Thursday by a grand 'jury which spent about a month looking into finances of the Inola district, but most of the names of those in- dieted were not released until to- day. Bynum was named on two counts of uttering a forged in- strument. Sheriff Amos Ward said he had contacted Bynum by tele- phone to tell him of the charges and Bynum would appear Satur- day, if possible. Bynum left the school board to become parole board director. Board members were to meet to- day with Gov. J. Howard Edmond- son, who appointed Bynum to the state post, to consider what ac- tion, if any, should be taken. The indictments against Bynum stem from real estate transactions in 1956.' Other indictments named a former superintendent of the In- ola district, other former Inola school officials and a school sup- ply salesman. L. B. Younger, former superin- tendent, was named in four counts of embezzlement and one count conspiring to defraud by transfer- ring school funds. Two former board clerks, Henry Powers and W. T. Funk, were each named counts of con- spiring defraud. F. M. Schubert of Muskogee, the salesman, was named on one count of embezzlement. Names of the two other persons indicted were not released imme- diately because they had not been Tishomingo Methodists Accept Bids For Church High temperature in Ada Thursday was 67; low Thursday night, 56; reading 'at 7 a.m. Friday, 57. Rainfall during the period ending at 7 a.m.'Friday, .64 inch. glass windows, and other inci- TISHOMINGO (Special) The Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Church has accepted the low bid of a Sulphur firm for a new santuary the church will build soon. Dodson and Co. of Sulphur, sub- mitted a: bid of low of three bids .submitted. Seperate bids will be let for the stained church pews, dentals. Walter Calhouh was high bid- der for the purchase of the pres- ent sanctuary building. Mr. Cal- houn's bid of. was accepted by the Board-of Trustees. The new church will replace the old structure that was built about 1910 when 'the Methodist Confer- ence received an original patent title from the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian nation, signed by .both the First Chief of the Choctaws and the -Governor the Chickasaw nation. The new structure will be con- structed of brick exterior and in- terior. Laminated arches will support the roof.. The building will be 54'-6" x 85'-8" and the sanctuary will seat approximate- ly 208. Harold Flood, Ardmore, is architect for the building which will match the Education Build- ing, constructed in 1954. Accepting the bids climaxed '.lie monthly meeting of Methodist men who held a -buffet dinner earlier in the'evening. Members of the Board of Trus- tees present were: Billie King, president. Bob Armstrong, secre- tary, Murray Corbin, E. C. Reeves, Mack Rutherford and Wilbur White.- Others .present were: Forrest Armstrong, Clar- ence Rev. Roy Weaver, John Fletcher, Russell Hombeck, Dr. E. 0: Clive Murray, Orbie Sharp. George Sherritt, Charles Wyatt, Gene Ross, Fred Hunter and (Seofge Richmond.