Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Getting serious: State police ready to do battle with federal police, and a retired general of the United States army openly advocating civil war. It's as though there aren't enough problems outside our borders U. S. Wants To Give Tax Back; Page 1, Section 2 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Blue Jays Tackle Holdenville Club; See Sports Page 59TH YEAR NO. 170 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1962 22 Pages 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY Prospects Look Good For A I T A I 1% S. Aid To Ada Paving By GEORGE GURLEY Prospects look bright for Ada under the new Public Works Acceleration Act. City Manager J. B. Davidson informed the city council of the new federal statute which au- thorizes government participa- tion in local public works proj- ect at Monday night's council meeting. Signed into law on Septem- ber 14, the measure permits federal participation at a 50 per cent level on local pro- grams. Davidson was in Ft. Worth Wednesday talking with officials of the Community Facilities Ad- ministration, the agency which will handle the program. On Friday, he goes to Mus- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hearing was scheduled before the state Supreme Court today on whether the constitutional reap- portionment petition should be placed on the Nov. 6 general elec- tion ballot. The court ordered state officials Wednesday to show cause at to- of all votes cast in the election in order to pass. Many persons who vote in the major political races, such as governor, U.S. sen- ator or presidential, frquently do not yote on state questions. Thus if more votes were cast in the governors race than on a state, question, the effect kogee for further briefing and to pick up forms to make for- mal application. Ted Savage, chamber manager, and BiUy McKeel, chairman of the cham- ber's paving committee, and possibly other civic leaders plan on accompanying him. The new Jaw opens several interesting avenues for this city. Pontotoc County is one of 22 counties in the state officially Congress Completes Resolution Heated Debates Surround Passage Of Cuba Warning Army Of State Police Converges On Ole Miss WASHINGTON (AP) Congress has completed ac- tion on a resolution endors- ing the use of force if nee- designated as "depressed" i essary to prevent Cuba from areas and thereby becomes eli- j becoming a military threat gible for the federal funds. to western Hemisphere day's hearing why the petition j would be "no" votes against should not be placed on the gen-'the petition. This is called the erol election ballot. The petition calls for a vote on a constitutional amendment to set up a commission to reapportion the state legislature every 10 years according to the formula contained in the state constitution. Oklahomans for Local Govern- ment, an anti-constitutional reap- "silent vote." For this reason, Edmondson wants the petition voted on in a special election. He suggested Wednesday that he would call a special election for the petition Nov. day as the general technically skirt the silent vote. portionment group, asked the The attorney general has ruled preme Court Tuesday to force j this cannot be done. But Edmond- Gov. J. Howard Edmondson and son's attorney, Norman Reynolds, the state Election Board to put the question on the general elec- tion ballot. The move by OLG was a direct reversal of its earlier actions to keep the petition from being voted on at any election. Observers interpreted the OLG's action as meaning the organiza- tion thinks the petition could be defeated more easily in a general election. In general elections, special questions must receive a majority Friday. says there has been no court rul- ing on it. The writ requested by OLG would force the vote on Nov. 6 and take advantage of the silent vote. State officials say such action, also vvould violate the governor's constitutional authority to call a special election. The court said it hopes to rule on the case quickly, indicating a decision may be reached today or President Has Praise For New Farm Measure WASHINGTON (API-President Kennedy signed new farm legis- lation into law today and called it an important stride toward in- creasing farm income while re- ducing costs to the government. "I am -confident this act will help us sustain prosperity, reduce burdens of surpluses, and main- tain stable food Kennedy said as he signed the 1962 Agri- culture Act. feed grain programs, with the dif- ference that both include an 18 cent direct payment as part o the price support farmers can get For instance, corn would be supported at a bushel, bul 18 cents of that would be paid in kind from government surplus corn stocks. The farmers coulc get the actual grain or the equiv- alent in cash. Wheat comes under a similar payment in kind plan. The measure is by no means; More important from the ad- all that Kennedy originally asked, ministration point of view are the but it carries the seeds of possible provisions that come into effect in victory for tight production con- trols next year. The bill continues for one year the present emergency wheat and Stonewall Pair Suffers Injuries As Trucks Crash A two-truck crash near Stone- wall Wednesday afternoon sent a Stonewall woman and a 10-year- old girl to Valley View Hospital for treatment of minor cuts and v 1964 if Congress fails to enact new farm legislation before then. Had this bill not been passed, the law would have reverted in that case to the 1958 program of former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, which provid- ed relatively high price supports with little or no production con- trols. Democrats blame the Ben- son program for the present mountain of surpluses. Now the 1958 law has been re- pealed. If Congress fails to act next year, this present law pro- bruises. They were both treated and released. Injured were Mrs. Bessie Weems, 62, Rt. 1, Stonewall, and Judy Johnston, 10, Rt. 1, Stone- wall. Highway Patrol Trooper Spike Mitchell, who investigated, said a truck driven by Jesse A. Black- well, 41, Ada, struck the front fender of a pickup driven by W. E. Johnston, 56, Rt. 1, Stone- wall, after Johnston apparently failed to see the truck approach- ing a gravel road intersection. Johnston's passengers were Mrs. Weems and his daughter, Judy. Blackwcll was driving a truck and trailer for his employer, Park Hill Trucking Co., Ada. Mitchell said the truck was travelling north and the pickup was headed east. agriculture can set price supports 'for corn at 50 to 90 per cent of parity. He is to choose a figure that will not result in an increase of surplus stocks held by the government. -Bulletin- If the projects secure the nec- essary approval, it means sim- ply that local residents will pay one-half the cost they would normally pay for such pro- grams. A large city sewer district at the northeast edge of the city is a prime candidate. Final plans on the district are now being completed. One paving district. 11 blocks and an alley, has just passed through the protest period. It too should qualify. City Manager Davidson has reported a mark- ed upsurge in citizen response to paving since news of the fed- eral grants was published in Tuesday's edition of the NEWS. If possible, the city would like to ready a large number of blocks for paving. Davidson pointed out that such an area, because of the time factor, might be broken into several districts to let work pro- ceed forward rapidly under sep- arate contracts for each dis- trict. There is a time factor involved. Any projects partici- pating in the program must be completed by one year from the passage of the act or Septem- ber 14, 1963. 11 is likely that when new districts are formed the pre- assessment maps will be elim- inated. "We can save at -least 30 days if we can bypass these preliminary Davidson said. He felt that if residents knew they were getting their paving for half-price they would readily agree. Actually, these pre-assessment maps, while always made avail- able here, are not required un- der the law. They have been a "courtesy" measure for the ben- efit of local people. Under nor- mal conditions, they will be available again. It is suggested that those citi- zens interested in participating in the program contact the chamber of commerce or the city manager's office. The districts would be readied on the basis of federal partici- pation. If this participation, for any reasop, was not granted, they could then be dropped. Vandals Deface Lincoln Memorial WASHINGTON (AP) Vandals have defaced the white marble Lincoln Memorial, painting "nigger lover" in foot-high pink letters on the rear wall, U. S. Park Police report. The paint has been scrubbed off, officials said, but special- ists will have to be called in to hlend the damaged area with the surrounding stone. Nelson Murdock, deputy police chief, said the vandals appar- ently splashed the racial slur on the wall during the darkness of Sunday night or early Mon- day. No arrests have been made. Ben Bella Takes Reins In Algeria ALGIERS (AP) Ahmed Ben Bella took over as premier of Al- geria today with a pledge to cre- ate prosperity and stability in countries. House adoption by a 384-7 vote Wednesday came after a full-scale debate on foreign policy and an unsuccessful effort by several members to have tougher langu- age written in. The Senate voted its approval last week, 85 to 1. President Ken- nedy-is expected to sign the docu- ment. The administration already'. has endorsed its careful wording.; Support For JFK The resolution is intended as anj expression of unified support for whatever action Kennedy con- siders necessary. In essence, he would be free to determine when and how the United States should act to block the spread of Cuban communism. The President has declared he will do "whatever must be done" to protect the interests of the United States and its allies in this hemisphere. On Record By .passing the resolution Con- gress went on record as being de- termined to prevent the creation in Cuba of a military capacity that would endanger the United States. Help is pledged anti- Communist Cubans who seek self- determination for their nation. Republicans who toed the get- tough-line during debate wanted a more precise statement declar- ing that the Monroe Doctrine has already been violated in Cuba. The doctrine -declared- this -hemi- sphere out-of-bounds for foreigr powers. Motion's Beaten A motion to send the resolution back to the Foreign Affairs Com- mittee was defeated 251 to 140. All but three of its .supporters were Republicans. When Rep. L. Mendel Rivers, D-S.C., demanded an immediate blockade of Cuba and said "let the chips fall where they there were applause and cheers. Words Rivers was echoed by a dozen colleagues who called for action, rather than words that signify- in the opinion of Rep. Katharine St. George, a pious hope." Rep. Clarence J. Brown, R- Ohio, broke in with a call for ac- tion in the manner of "Teddy Roosevelt, who would have shorn Mr. Castro's beard within a week." All this oratory provoked Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y., to ob- ject to "sheer jingoism and loose ialk by pinafore admirals and papier mache generals." Long Debate After more than five hours of oratory and debate, the House followed the advice of its leader- ship and voted for the resolution as presented to show, said Demo- cratic Leader Carl Albert of Okla- homa, the common will of the INJURED LIFTED FROM RESCUE hovering helicopter lifts one of the injured from the Swiss rescue ship Celerina off Cork, Ireland, to fly the survivors of the Flying Tiger plane ditching to a U. S. Air Force base in Britain for hospitaliiation. Two British helicopters took part in the operation, lifting 17 injured from the freighter which is headed for Antwerp, Belgium, its next port of call. (AP Wirephoto via Radio from. Lon- British Choppers Bring Four Survivors Of Crash To Shore SHANNON, Ireland more survivors from a ditched American a pretty blonde with a spinal fracture were brought ashore by helicop- ter today. The four, together with the bod- ies of 12 persons who died in the Atlantic disaster 500 miles west of Ireland on Sunday, came from the Canadian aircraft carrier Bona- venture. Maj. Carl R. Elander of -Westj "An unknown man reached out Point, N.Y., and Seattle, arm and pulled me into a life his honey-blonde wife, Lois; andjraft just as felt l was going two Army privates, George V.1 Brown of Oshkosh, and Ar-i thur L. Gilbreth of Big Bear Lake, Calif. Elander's Story See Page Nine Mrs. Elander, 31, had .a broken Two helicopters flew 'in relays arm and dislocated shoulder in ad- from the Bonaventure as she to her spinal injury but she 36 miles from Shannon airport in as shfi _C CUnnnnM J the mouth of the Shannon River. Those brought ashore were: viewers how she survived the ditching. American people. Interspersed with congressional calls for positive action now, were snipings and skirmishes in the House over who was to blame for permitting Cuba to-fall into the Communist camp. Blame Kennedy Many Republicans sought to put the blame on President Kennedy for withholding American mili- DALLAS (AP) Former Maj. I "the Algerian Socialist tary force that might have as- Gen. Edwin A. Walker, who com-! The head of the ruling political i sured the success of the Cuban to partly cloudy and no important tem- perature changes this afternoon, tonight and Friday; low tonight 53-CO; high Friday 76-84. High temperature in Ada Wednesday was 75; low Wednes- day night, 56; reading at 7 a.m. Thursday, 56. manded the troops that forcibly integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1937, called today for massive physical resistance if soldiers arc sent to Mississippi to enforce federal court integration orders. "Now is the time to be heard: strong from every state in the declared the former Army officer who resigned his command after being reprimand- ed over a troop indoctrination program in Germany. Walker noted that he command- ed soldiers in Little Rock, Ark., during the 1957 and 1958 school integration crisis, and added: "The last time I was on the wrong side. This time I am on the right side and I will be there." A volunteer force should go to Mississippi "when and if the President of the United States commits or uses any troops, fed- eral or state, in Mississippi, said Walker, who has identified himself as a staunch supporter of right-wing views. bureau was unopposed in voting j Wednesday before the 195-mem- ber National Assembly and re- ceived 141 votes. But 48 deputies showed their opposition by voting lots. Six absent. exiles invasion attempt last year. Many Democrats countered with arguments that Prime Minister Fidel Castro came to power when former President Dwijjht D. no or casting spiled or blank bal- Eisenhower was in the White House. Death Toll Mounts In Flood Stricken Spain BARCELONA, Spain bereaved gathered their dead for mass burials in flood ravaged Barcelona Province today as the death roll mounted in Spain's worst natural disaster of modern times. An official casualty list issued by provincial authorities said 341 persons died in Wednesday's rain- triggered floods, 546 were injured and 464 were still missing. More than were without homes. The raging waters destroyed at least 25 factories and partly wrecked 50 others, leaving dam- age estimated at upwards of million. About were left jobless by the floods, which laid waste a thickly populated industrial com- plex covering 150 square miles north and west of Barcelona, chief port of Spain. Fed by a nine-hour rain and driven by hurricane force winds, the racing waters quickly filled up river teds dry from a long drought, then swept far beyond the banks. They crumpled mills and bore-off cottages. Many per- sons died in their sleep as the floods leveled their homes. Oth- ers perished at work as factorites collapsed. Tarrasa, an industrial commu- nity of about 10 miles northwest of Barcelona, bore the brunt of the floods. Residents had just wound up a weekling celebration of the festi- val of Our Lady Mercy and gone to bed when the storm struck. Some were -crushed in their beds as walls collapsed and ceilings crashed down. At one textile mill 78 night workers died' at their machines as the flood waters knocked down the plant. "There were 52 people crowded Officers Carry Gas Masks, Sport Billy Clubs While Waiting To Bar Meredith OXFORD, Miss. army of sheriffs and city policemen converged on the University of Mississippi campus today to join the guard against Negro James H. Meredith. State police at the five gates to the campus carried gas masks 'and billy clubs and wore steel helmet liners. More than 100 police cars stood parked around the gates highway patrol cars, sheriff's cars and city police cars from the length and breadth of the state and more were arriving. The reinforced barrier of manpower against the 29- year-old Negro numbered an estimated 400. Only the campus police carried guns._____________ As they did Wednesday when they turned back Meredith and a cordon of federal marshals at the gates, the state officers wore no sidearms. County and .city officers arriv- ing during the morning stepped out of their cars, then unstrapped their guns and put -them in their cars. Six police dogs remained'in po- lice cars about 200 yards inside the main gate. Newsmen on the" scene identi- fied officers from such widely separated places as Harrison County on the Gulf Coast to the south and from Tupelo in extreme northeast Mississippi. As. classes opened for the day on the hilly, wooded campus, the students went about their business as normal. Newsmen spotted stu- dents going to classes, but saw none around the guard posts at the gates. There were no indications that Meredith planned another attempt to enroll today. His attorneys said he was in Memphis Wednesday night and would be in New Orleans today for a news conference. The state officers got their gas masks this morning. They tried them on, then left them out of their bags, wearing them over their shoulders. On the bags worn by one of the officers were these words: "Prop- erty of the U.S. Army." No gas guns or bombs were in evidence. Gov. Ross open- i J defiant of federal court orders naU Meredith.s into a raft built for 25, most of if- them big heavy men. We stacked three deep with me He arrived by car short- derneath and I couldn't move my legs or arms. "I kept calling out 'Dick', and then I heard him in time. The raft was filling with water, with my face pressed into it. Suddenly Dick reached out, got hold of my head and supported it above the water. Except for that, I would undoubtedly have died." He said he and his wife were bound for a holiday to Spain, Italy and Greece with two life- long friends and nextdoor neigh- bors, Capt. John P. Devilin and his Naomi, of Philadelphia. "We never saw them again aft- er the plane Elander said. Gilbreth and Brown were both stretcher cases and were believed to be suffering from leg and in- ternal injuries. The Swiss freighter Celerina proceeded toward Ant- werp with 27 others aboard. A total of 28 of the 76 aboard the Flying Tiger airliner, mostly service men and families bound for Germany, are known to be dead or missing and presumed dead. The Celerina put 17 other sur- vivors ashore Wednesday and they received medical treatment at Cork and Oxford, England. They were taken to Cork in a dramatic helicopter lift from the decks of the Celerina off the Irish coast. Some suffered from severe chemi- cal burns caused by gasoline- fouled waters after the plane ditched. ly after 8 a.m. Lt. Gov. Paul Johnson, who turned. back Meredith" and a cor- don of federal marshals at the main gate to the campus Wednes- day, also was reported in Oxford. ta23 IbylzyyMeredith bjt 2 galhl27 It was Meredith's third unsuc- cessful try. Johnson stood before a cordon of highway .patrolmen at the cam- pus' gate. Five cars of federal marshals arrived with Meredith. Johnson told the marshals his position was the same as Gov. Ross that state law pro- hibits Meredith's admission. A few marshals tried to force their way through the human blockade. It didn't work. They got back in their cars and drove off. In Washington, Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., called Mississippi's actions a kind of insurrection. He Cuba Rounds Up Revolutionary Plotters HAVANA 300 per- sons have been rounded up and 75 shot in a purported plot to as- sassinate Prime -Minister Fidel Castro and clear the way for .an invasion, informed sources said today. The informants said two coun- terrevolutionary groups were ac- cused of plotting disorders in late August as a 'prelude to invasion and the overthrow of Castro's re- gime. Castro and other govern- ment, figures were said to have been marked for death. The two groups were identified as the anti-Communist Liberation Front known as the FAL and the Movement for the Recovery of the Cuban Revolution called the MRRC. The regime accused both of working closely with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The sources said those executed went before firing squads last week at La Cabana Fortress across the entrance to Havana Bay. Twenty-seven others were sentenced to from 2 to 30 years in prison. All were tried by a revolutionary tribunal.' The sources gave this account of the charges: The FAL's uprising, set for iate August, would begin with sabo- tage of the.big Havana Light and Power station near the docks. It would spread to all provinces, with landings in eastern Cuba. The MRRC, which included many active and retired police officials, would attempt assassina- tions of Castro and other leaders. It also would try to capture police stations near the presidential pal- ace in Havana and at Santiago de Las Vegas, near the Interna- tional Airport. Informants identified six FAL men executed at La Cabana (as Francisco Perez Menendez, Ven- tura Suarez Diaz, Sergio Valdez Sanchez, Pedro Silio Matos, Ber- naba Corominas Portuondo and Cruz Alvarez Bernao. They said these men, called members of the MRRC, were shot Sept. 19 or 20: Tomas Ruiz San- tana, Evelio' Hernandez Horta, Jesus Lazo Otano, Otto Rodriguez Dias, Felix Nicerany Reyes and Guillermo Reyes Ziada. Havana Radio said Wednesday night that Cuban security officers recently arrested five men in sub- urban Havana. They were ac- cused-of trying to unify all anti- Castro elements in Cuba. The broadcast said arms also were seized. British Ask Statement On Berlin UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) today urged all mem- bers of the United Nations to make it unmistakably clear they want the Soviet Union to end the tension surrounding the Berlin wall and negotiate a settlement of the Berlin problem. In "a policy speech before the 108-nation General Assembly, For- eign Secretary Lord Home spoke out strongly against Communist policy on Berlin and elsewhere. But he appealed for "a more ac live use of the process of con, ciliation everywhere." "The .first and most dangerous cause of he said, "is the Communist cfforfrto' impose their system on the rest of the world by that type of political warfare, backed by force, they call peace- ful coexistence." In keeping with the British posi- tion that Cuba is primarily a U.S. problem, Home made only one brief reference to Cuba. He sim- ply quoted a question asked last week by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko as to whether U.S. Cuban policy meant that a stronger country had the right to gobble up a weaker country. "Well, he ought to the British foreign secretary com- mented. "But if he doesn't ho might ask the Chinese." In the Assembly Wednesday, Prime Minister Keith J. Holyoake of New Zealand said that in the Soviet-U.S. dispute over Cuba, "Peace depends on the two su- perpowers showing almost super- human responsibility and re- straint." He expressed alarm at scale introduction of armaments and technicians by the Soviet Un- ion into Cuba. Hold your head high but keep your nose at a friendly (Continued on Page Two) (Copr. Gen. Fea. Corp.) Merchants Group Pians Monday Night Hours Area shoppers, effective Oc- tober 8, will have additional time to make -purchases in downtown Ada. A group of downtown merchants Wednesday finalized plans to re- main open until 8 p.m. every Monday night, beginning October 8. Stores will open at 9 a.m. At the last meeting of the Re- tail Merchants 'Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, a show of hands revealed considerable strength for such a proposal. In fact, 11 merchants indicated they were opposed to such a'program and 10 said they were in favor of it. The move for the extra hours is not, at this stage, sponsored by the retail committee. But partici- pating merchants did issue a blanket invitation for any down- town firm' to join with them. Opening initially will be C. R. Anthony, Montgomery Ward, Dil- lons, Gluckriian's, J. C.- Penney, Woolworths, McClellans, a n- d Oklahoma Tire and Supply. T. G. Y. has been staving open at nights during the week and will continue this policy. Drugstores have always remain- ed open until 8 p.m. and they will, continue Leflett, C. R. Anthony here, said the group had also decided to launch a Dollar Day promotion which will be held the first Monday in every month. Leflett said that if any holidays fell on Monday, participating stores would then remain open later on the following night. Under the new plan, stores who are cooperating in this program, will close their doors 'on Saturday at 6 p.m. In the meantime, a letter from Asa Hutchinson, chairman of the retail committee, is going out to all businessmen, informing them of the development. The letter also states that any firm wishing to participate in the Monday night shopping is welcome. One of the leading backers of the plan said they hoped to make Monday a "real family shopping" event.