Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 28, 1962, Ada, Oklahoma
Joe Zilch, friendly correspondent from south of town, looked up from hfs fishing pole when asked his opinion on Integration and segregation and muttered: "That depends. Which one Is the Trinity Baptist Church Hosts Big Meeting, Page 7 THE ADA EVENING NEWS AHS, East Centra! Face Tough Foes; See Sports Pages 59TH YEAR NO. 171 12 Pages ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1962 5 CENTS WEEKDAY, 10 CENTS SUNDAY r Guards Vanish From Ole Miss Defiant Barnett Skips Trial "ACROBATS It can ba a real chore, decorating goal posts for a football game, ially when you haven't got a ladder. These Blue Skirts from Ada Junior High School didn't let the problem get them down. They "shinnied" up the goal posts and decorated like crazy. And, who knows, maybe their decorations were a factor in tho Blue Jayi U-t> victory over Holdenville. (NEWS Staff Chamber Discusses New City Hall, Other Projects In Ada By JOHN BENNETT special committee of the Chamber of Commerce Thursday revealed several plans for civic improvement, including possible construction of a new city hall. Orval Price, speaking for the Civic Improvement of Parks, Rec- reation and Beautification Commit- tee of the Chamber, listed several projects being considered by the committee. They are: 1. Beautification of North Broadway. 2. A new and modern office- type City Hall. 3. A new picnic area near the city tennis courts. 4. A solution to a parking prob- lem at Hayes School. 5. A new home for the Ada Chamber of Commerce. About 15 members of the 31- hear J. B. Davidson, city man- ager, discuss the City Hall pro- posal. The group met at the Aldridge for a luncheon-business meeting at noon Thursday. Before speaking, Davidson ex- plained he was not making any recommendations for the revamp- ing or construction of a new City Hall. He said he would merely point out some of the defects ex- isting in the structure. He spoke for about 15 minutes and answered questions after Price brought up the subject of the City Hall. Generally the building has been in poor shape for some Davidson said. "The arrange- ment of the structure is not real- ly adequate." "tank" for prisoners brought to the jail for only a few hours on drunkeness charges. He said another more serious defect in the jail was the lack of facilities to isolate women and men prisoners. The proposals to beautify North Broadway and find a solution to the parking problem at Hayes School were only mentioned briefly. Committcemen discussed the Governor Is Tried In Absentia NEW ORLEANS (AP) Gov..Ross Barnett of Missis- sippi failed to appear as the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals started contempt hearing for him today. The court had directed that the 64-year-old vows to go to jail rather than integrate the University of Mississippi- appear and show cause why he shouldn't be cited for civil con- tempt. The trial proceeded without Barnett. Previously court sources said the governor could be tried in absentia since the charge was civil contempt. Barnett has three times defied federal court orders directing that Negro James H. Meredith be en- rolled at the 114-year-old all-white state university. Eight of the nine circuit judges were present for the opening of the hearing. Chief Judge Elbert'P. Tuttle of Atlanta, Ga., presided. The court permitted a group of Reports Of Truce Denied; Blockades Are Missing As Crisis Approaches Climax OXFORD, Miss. (AP) The citizen army of Missis- sippi peace officers disappeared today from the Univers- ity of Mississippi campus with no indication if this sig- naled the end of resistance to enrollment of Negro James H.Meredith. Amid mounting federal pressure, reports from good hut unofficial sources told of a weekend truce reached between Gov. Ross Barnett and Atty. Gen. Robert Ken- nedy. The Justice Department in Washington quickly denied the reports. But, the Justice spokesman did not confirm or deny that the gov- ernor and Atty. Gen. Kennedy talked by telephone Thursday night. During the time this reported agreement was being negotiated, a detachment of Army Engineers moved into Memphis, ready to ex- tend administrative and logistic support to a huge force of U.S. marshals massed at Millington Naval Air Station. The defiant governor of Missis- sippi did not show up for his con- tempt hearing in New Orleans be- fore the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at the appointed hour of ON DUTY Helmet liners and light sticks are the attorneys from Mississippi to en- way patrolmen gather at the gate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford anticipating 10 0-ciock this morning, attorneys irom Mississippi 10 en anempf of a Negro to in the state institution. The patrolmen also car- ried gai masks in bag worn around their shoulders. (AP ter the case in court status. a friend of the But, he Tiad not been seen' in But when John C. Satteriield of Yazoo City, immediate past presi- dent of the American Bar Associ- ation, attempted to offer a motion dismissing the charges against Barnett, Tuttle said the attorneys were representing not the governor. Edward Wadsworth-, clerk of the Circuit Court testified -that he sent Barnett notice to.appear, for. the hearing by two methods. First, he said, he sent the gov- ernor an airmailed special deliv- ery registered letter with a return receipt requested. He said no re- turn receipt has been received by the court. He also sent, he testified, a tele- gram 'to Barnett. This was the telegram the governor refused to accept in the state office building I in Jackson a few days ago. Warren S. Emerton, a deputy! U.S. marshal, testified that had tried three times to.serve le-j gal notice of today's contempt hearing on Barnett without success. Board Studies Plan To Limit Number Of Liquor Stores problem of keeping grass on thei Earlier, Chief Marshal James North Broadway meridian statement that he had By GEORGE GURLEY "Ada's Metropolitan 'Area Plan- ning Zoning Commission met Thursday evening and heard a proposal which would limit the number of liquor stores in Ada. The matter has been under discussion for some time but this was the first formal presenta- tion to the commission. A group of three dealers ap- Hayden Haynes, Jack and Tex Harper. Barcklow made the presenta- tion. The commission took no action. They did, however, take the matter under advisement, asking Bob Lehr, city planner, to research the proposed ordi- nance. City Attorney Lawrence ..Green will-also-check it out.- Such .an, ordinance is now in effect in Ponca City and several other cities are considering such a step. Basically the ordinance would -divide the city into a number of zones. Within these zones only so many liquor ope- rations would be permitted, per- haps one, certainly not more than two. The ordinance takes the posi- tion that by its very nature, is accompanied by "objectionable features not com- mon to other types of commer- cial enterprises and vjustifies a separate classification for the protection of the health, morals, safety, peace and convenience of the public. The Ponca City ordinance says its regulations are neces- sary to "promote and encour- age wise and prudent sale of in- toxicants, to discourage cir- cumstances which would tend to cause unwise 'and imprudent sale of intoxicants to alcoholics, incompetents and others." Backers of the ordinance note that such a measure would go a long way toward keeping unde- sirable elements from securing control of the liquor business in the city. They note that certain "underworld" elements are re- portedly making a strong bid to take over the liquor business in some areas of this state. ed. The State Highway Depart- ment currently maintains the strip. The committee described as "dangerous" the parking situa- tion at Hayes School. Drivers have been reported parking autos Davidson mentioned a lack ofjin areas where children embark operating space for the Police I from parents' cars to get to man committee were present to Department and the lack of a I school. JFK Gets Back Funds Reduced From Aid Bill WASHINGTON Sen- ate Appropriations Committee has responded to a plea by President Kennedy and restored to the for- eign aid money bill much of the funds cut by the House. Tacked back onto the bill was of the House reduction. Making the day doubly sweet for the administration, the com- mittee loosened shackles placed by the House on the way some of the aid funds may be spent. The appropriations measure now goes to the Senate floor car- rying for foreign aid. There, says Assistant Democratic Leader Hubert H. Humphrey of Senators Okay Water Projects In Oklahoma Minnesota, administration forces WASHINGTON Sen- ate Public Works Committee has approved an omnibus rivers and harbors bill authorizing projects costing billion, including more than million for Oklahoma and Oklahoma related projects, Oklahoma's congressional delega- tion said Thursday. The Oklahoma projects and funds involved, they said, include the Waurika Reservoir, mil- lion; additional authorization for Arkansas River basin develop- ment in Oklahoma and Arkansas million; five reservoirs on the Verdigris River, mil- lion; Kaw Reservoir near Ponca City modification of face the "fight of our lives" to! beat back aid slashers. Kennedy originally asked for in foreign aid. A bill setting ceilings for military and economic spending abroad this year cut the request to (Continued on Page Two) I the Broken Bow Reservoir OKLAHOMA Fair and little change in temperature 'this afternoon through Saturday; low tonight 50-60, high Saturday In 80s. High temperature in Ada Thursday was 81; low Thursday night, 54: reading at 7 a.m. Friday, 54. million; modification of Hugo Res- ervoir the Arkan- sas-Red rivers pollution control project They said the bill also includes authorization for a survey of Ar- kansas River emergency bank stabilization near Muskogee and a survey to decide equity of re- locating the McAlester and Yale water supplies, affected by the Eufaula and Keystone Reservoir projects. The five reservoirs on the Ver- digris and tributaries include Co.- pan Saad and Sand Creek, Skiatook Birch and Candy Sens. Robert S. Kerr and Mike Monroney said the Broken Bow (Continued on Page Two) personally served Barnett with papers on the temporary restrain- ing order Sept. 25 had been en- tered into testimony. Dems Cheer As Chairman Rips National Party GULFPORT, Miss. Mississippi's state Democratic chairman, Bidwell Adam of Gulfport, told a cheering crowd he is through with the Na- tional Democratic Party be- cause of its stand in the Uni- versity of Mississippi desegre- gation case. "The National Democratic Party will have to -get some- body else to carry their ban- Adam told a meeting of Harrison County Democrats at the courthouse Thursday night. "I am never going to sever my position with the people of Mississippi, nor do I intend to sever my relations with the Democratic party in Missis- he said. "However, I am not going to permit the Democratic, Party in Mississippi to be used and subverted by the national or- ganization and Northern radi- cals." Albert Blasts GOP Criticism Of Cuba Stand WASHINGTON (AP) House Democratic Leader Carl Albert has snapped back at Republican critics of the administration's han- dling of the Cuban problem. Albert stormed to a microphone, visibly angry, after Rep. William C. Cramer, R-Fla., said Dem- ocrats had failed' to' back up their strong words with action when they rejected Wednesday a Re- publican amendment to a 'Cuban resolution. Solons Approve Raise For Federal Employes WASHINGTON bill that would increase both postal rates and the pay of.federal em- ployes has won Senate approval by an overwhelming 72-3 vote. body happy except.the taxpayer. The pay raise would go into effect before the election, Robert- son noted, and the postal rates rise afterward. If enacted, it would -mean aj Sens. Harry F. Byrd, D-Va., penny hike in postage for regular i and John J. Williams, R-Del., and air'mail letters and a wage! joined Robertson.in voting against boost averaging about 10 per cent the bill. Lausche was one of four for 1.6 million government work-1 senators who, while not voting, ers. went on record against it by ar- The next step is up to the'ranging "pairs" with other sena- House. If it takes the who favored the measure. Oxford, either, and all entrances to the wooded Ole Miss campus stood free of blockades by state officers. Only six or seven police cars had been seen on campus by midmorning. Both the Army and the Justice Department said the HO-man' engineer's unit from Ft. Campbell, not be di- rectly involved, in attempts to get James-H: Meredith, 29, enrolled at the university. Use of federal troops to over- ride state authorities would re- quire a proclamation from Presi- dent Kennedy. On another front in the tense struggle between state and fed- eral governments, a federal ap- peals court contempt hearing for Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett, 64, was scheduled today in New Orleans. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy dramatically halted Meredith's fourth attempt to become the first Negro knowingly admitted to the university, saying he feared 'major violence and bloodshed for the citizens of Mississippi" Bould result if U.S. marshals and Meredith appeared on the cam- pus. Lt. Gov. Paul B. Johnson of Mississippi agreed. An Atlanta television station, WSB-TV, (quot- ed Johnson as saying in an inter- view Thursday night that "if the state troopers hadn't been at Ole Miss that Negro wouldn't have lasted as long as it takes to aim a shotgun." Johnson estimated .a crowd of to were gathered at the university in anticipation of (Continued on Page Two) Ike Urges Action In Ole Miss HERSHEY, Pa. President Dwight D. Eisenhower says federal laws must be en- forced to admit Negro James H. Meredith as a student to the Uni- versity Mississippi. Referring to Gov. Ross Barnett of Mississippi, Eisenhower told a news conference Thursday: "Now, here is a governor defy- ing for a while the assistance of the National Guard, armed and paid for by the federal govern- ment, and defying the federal courts. This is absolutely uncon- scionable and indefensible." "It will have to be done because, otherwise, the federal government and the federal judiciary will be completely said the for- mer president "You just can't have that." When asked about remarks by former Army Gen. Edwin A. commanded federal troops called in 1957 in the Little Rock, Ark., integration issue that Walker had declared himself opposed to troops in Mississippi, Eisenhower said: "I don't know what Walker said. I don't think I know the gen- tleman, but I'll tell you this, don't ever believe that this federal gov- ernment can afford to evade its responsibility of enforcing federal law. "We did not have trained the additional marshals (in the Little Rock situation) I say reserve marshals that could come in and do this without the calling in of troops. And I promptly called them in." Conceit is a strange disease that makes everyone sick except the one who has Gen. Fea. Corp.) measure as is, the bill goes to j Most senators said they felt the The resolution, passed by both: President Kennedy for signing 11 million classified civil service the House and Senate, was intend-1 into law. If the House balks, and the postal ed as a show of unity behind! joint conference would have to, workers were fully entitled- to .the whatever steps Kennedy out a compromise. which would more than off- take, including' the use of The House last January the S603-million-a-year reven- L-11 1_ T- "_ to prevent Cuba from .becoming j a military threat in the hemi-' sphere. The amendment, proposing down 251 to 140, drawing suppor from only three Democrats. a bill designed to bring in million a year more in postal revenue. But this measure does not provide for an increase for stronger language, was beaten postal and other government workers. In Thursday's debate- Sen. "Under that Al-.'Frank Lausche, D-Ohio, saw the bert said, "the United States! two-step pay hike as would have been limited in action an effort "to buy votes" in an only to violations of the Monroe j election year. And, Sen, A, Willis Doctrine. The resolution as passed Robertson, D-Va., one of the three provides for action'within or with-j who voted against the bill, said out the Monroe Doctrine." lit was calculated to make every- ue increase in the bill.' If the bill becomes law, it will mark the third consecutive elec- tion year in which such a raise has been voted. The 1958 legisla- tion granted a 10 per cent boost, and the 1960 bill 7.5-per cent. The 1960 measure was vetoed by Pres- ident Dwight D. Eisenhower, but he was overridden. Sen. Olin D. Johnston, D-S.C., who steered this year's measure (Continued on Page Two) Board Orders Ballots For Reapportion Vote Desert Tribesmen March To Avenge King's Death ADEN warriors were reported marching on the Yemen capital of Sana today to crush a .military uprising and avenge the claimed slaying of their king. Middle Eastern broadcasts of undetermined origin said at least two princes of the ousted royal family were leading a planned at- tack on the" capital of the feudal country which rebels Thursday proclaimed a republic. In the face of widespread re- ports of imminent civil war, the rebel-held Sana radio asserted the J revolutionary army command was still in firm control of the small but strategic country-on the Red Sea. Sana radio resumed the broad- casts after announcing Thursday night that rebel army artillery had leveled the royal palace, burying beneath the debris Imam Moham- mad Al-Badr, 35, on the throne only a week after the death of his father. While the princely emirs were reported moving toward the capi- tal, a contender to the throne, Prince Hassan, was on his way to Yemen from his' U.N. delegate's post in New York to claim the family crown. Hassan declared, as he boarded a plane1 in New York Thursday night, that he was returning to the little Arab -kingdom as the legitimate chief, of state and right- ful heir to its ancient feudal throne. Hassan's announcement brought a quick warning from a member of the so-called Free Yemani Movement in Cairo that if the prince set foot on Yemen's soil, he .would be killed. The insurgent! movement has operated on Egyp- tian soil apparent bless- ings of President Nasser. One Arab source said the new ruler may-have'been forced out, then.killed in a coup engineered By friends of Nasser's United Arab Republic. Many Yemeni of- ficers are known to been Nasser sympathizers. Trumpeting claims that the reb- els controlled the.'country, a late night broadcast from 'Sana said, "The revolutionary command or- dered army units to besiege the palace of the tyrant shortly be-( fore 5 o'clock on the night of Sept. 26. "Tanks and armored cars moved in and threw a siege around the royal palace, but the tyrant resisted. When the time of the ultimatum expired army artil- lery began shelling' Bashayar pal- lace until it became rubble. "All army units carried out their commands and orders throughout the country and had the situation under control while the tyrant was furied under debris in the. capital. Men-of the ousted regime were arrested and a re- public proclaimed." The- announcement .came after members of the royal family fled and sought refuge in Aden. The group included women, children and Prince Abdul Rehman, young- est brother of the late Imam Ah- med, father of the slain Badr. Arab sources outside Yemen cast doubt on the-rebel claims and speculated that an insurgent group might have seized the ra- dio station at Sana without 'gain- ing much further immediate power. (Continued on Two} OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Election Board said today it has ordered ballots printed for the constitutional reapportionment [petition which will be submitted to voters at a special election to ibe held jointly with the general election Nov. 6. "We're putting it on as a spe- cial said Clee Fitzger- ald, board chairman. Absentee ballots on the petition are to be ready this weekend and will be sent to county Election Board offices 'along with other ab- sentee ballots. Gov. J. Howard .Edmondson Thursday ordered a special elec- tion on the reapportionment peti- tion in an attempt to keep it from being killed by "silent votes." The Democratic candidate for governor W. P. Bill Atkinson- could not be reached immediately to see what his position would be on the petition. The Republican candidate Henry said: "Every citizen has a right to vote on this question or any other question brought to a vote by ini- tiative. "I feel it would be presumptu- ous of me or any other candidate to tell them how to vote. As gov- ernor I will abide by whatever decision citizens of the state make at the polls." In ordering a special election on the same date as the general election, Edmondson set precedent in Oklahoma in an acknowledged aim at avoiding a "silent vote" ambush that could affect the issue if it was part of the general elec- tion ballot. The state Supreme Court Thurs- day also tossed out a suit to force the petition on the general elec- tion ballot but the court did not rule on the "silent vote" issue. Edmondson recalled months of circulating the petition, legal ar- guments, lawsuits and maneuver- ing, and said: "I think the people are ade- quately confused." The petition calls for creation of a commission composed of the attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer to en- force long ignored provisions for a reshuffle of the legislature every 10 years. A federal court earlier this year told Oklahoma legislators to reap- portion by next March a or have the court do it. The commission would act instead if voters- ap- prove the petition Nov. 6. There 'was disagreement in the state over whether Edmondson could legally order a separate special election on the same date of a general election. It has never been done by any other state gov- ernor.