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Ada Sunday News (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Ada, Oklahoma Homecoming activities scheduled by Pat Upton it s coming Down to the wire and plans Are still being made for the 1976 East Central University Homecoming Celebration set officially saturday. Undoubtedly there will be the usual attractions As the pretty girls colourful floats exciting competitions University meetings and of course the Gridiron bout set for 2 . Saturday at Norris Field with the exp tigers meeting Panhandle. For the next week ecu Young people will be working feverishly to Complete their float entries which will be displayed for All of Ada to see come to . Saturday As the annual Homecoming Parade Rolls from memorial Gate Down main Street to Stockton Street. The theme of this years traditional show is a american folklore and in addition to the gaily decorated floats and cars several students will be dressed in various costumes depicting folklore characters and will March in the Parade. Twenty one coeds vying for the regal title of Homecoming Queen with the announcement of the Winner coming at the games half time show. In addition to the queenly tapping the traditional and prestigious Milam award Winner will be named at that time. Adding a Little music to the festivities will be a number of Junior and senior High school bands which will be performing in the Days Parade As Well As at the game. Bands visiting include those from Elmore City Seminole Marietta Konawa Wetumka Byng Coalgate Plainview Sulphur new Castle Ringling Maud Prague Wynnewood Healdton Ada and Noble. The program of events for Homecoming 1976 actually begins with the ecu drama production of a a Dracula at 8 . Wednesday in the science Hall auditorium. The activities continue thursday at 7 30 . With a meeting of the East Central foundation inc., in the administration building conference room. A a Dracula will again show at 8 . And at 8 30 . The Board of trustees of the East Central foundation inc., will meet in the administration building conference room. Other activities on Friday Are 2 .�?Milam group Tea at Home of mrs. Harvey Faust 526 s. Francis. 3 .�?united Christian student Center photography exhibit. 7 .�?alumni executive Board dinner meeting to elect new president elect and Secretary at the Home of or. And mrs. Tom Hayes 126 Hunter or. Mrs. Hayes is the outgoing president. Thom Mcguire Dallas will continue As president for the upcoming year. Midnight a a a Dracula production shows for the final night and should run until about 2 30 saturday morning. Continuing activities scheduled saturday include 8 .�?Milam group breakfast at the Holiday inn. 9 .�?alumni and former athletes registration is set in the student Union lounge. The classes of 1916, 1926, 1936, 1946,1956,1966 and 1976 will be honoured United Christian student Center open House and photography exhibit alumni registration Baptist student Union open House. 10 .�?Parade. See a a East Page 3a 73rd year no. 169 the sooner cynic says he and his wife were very Happy for 20 they met. The Ada sunday news. Sunday edition of the Ada evening news 54 pages 5 sections sunday edition of the Ada evening news Ada Oklahoma sunday september 26, 1976 la reduction in taxes May be necessary Washington apr the congressional joint economic committee says another tax Cut May be in order next year to pump up the Economy. While republicans and democrats pm the panel agreed in a midyear economic report issued saturday that further tax reduction May be needed they disagreed sharply on the role that Federal spending should play in economic recovery. The democrats headed by sen. Hubert h. Humphrey Dairman of the committee said that holding spending at current Levels would restrict economic growth. But the republicans echoing president Ford said spending above current Levels a would be destructive of the private sectors ability to continue creating new jobs at the High rate experienced in the past the democratic proposals on taxes were not specific and mentioned a further tax Cut Only As one possible course of action next year. Chi the other hand the republicans in a summary prepared by rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio urged enactment of Fords proposed increase in personal exemptions from the present $750 to $1,000 per person. The gop went a step further in calling for tying tax rates to the Cost of living. This a a indexing plan would keep a persons taxes level even though inflation pushed him into a higher tax bracket. The economic prescriptions offered by the Republican and democratic members of the committee sounded like a replay of last week s debate Between Ford and democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter. A steady Progress toward full employment should be an urgent goal of National policy Over the next four years a said the democrats. A taking people off unemployment compensation and putting them Back to work in productive jobs is the Best ant inflation strategy i know of a added Humphrey. Brown for the republicans blamed today a 7.9 per cent unemployment on the Large numbers of women and teenagers entering the labor Force. The solution is not More Public Job programs As advocated by democrats but a legislation that provides employment incentive subsidies coupled with required training programs a Brown said. Sen. Jacob k. Javits of new York accused his Republican colleagues on the committee of displaying a a profound Bias. Against governmental action in any form and contended As did the democrats that the nation can fight unemployment and inflation at the same time. Top Black Leader prepares to take Power in Rhodesia Salisbury Rhodesia apr Black Leader Joshua Nkomo considered a possible prime minister after Rhodesia a White rulers turn Power Over to the Black majority returned Home saturday to take part in talks on an interim biracial government. Nkomo is head of a main faction of the divided african National Council. He arrived in Salisbury just hours after prime minister Ian Smith announced Rhodesia a 278,000 Whites would yield to International pressure and turn the country Over to its 6.4 million Blacks. Although . Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger a diplomatic Campaign is credited for Smiths capitulation Nkomo told a news conference on his arrival that further american involvement in Rhodesia should be limited. A i made it perfectly Clear that they american efforts have a function during recent talks with Kissinger in Zambia Nkomo said. A that function starts somewhere and ends somewhere. From there on it is the people of this country who must through their leaders work out the future shape of the african National Council is a coalition of Black nationalist rhodesian groups formed in 1974 with the help of the presidents of the neighbouring a front line Black african states a Kenneth Luanda of Zambia Samora Machel of Mozambique Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and sir Seretse Khama of Botswana. The four Black leaders were meeting saturday in Lusaka Zambia to discuss the plan and Nkomo said he would be meeting with them a sooner than you their attitude will be crucial to the Success of the move toward Black Rule. Nyerere is highly influential with Southern african Black nationalists and Kaunda is a main supporter of Nkomo Sanc faction. Nkomo thought to have both soviet and american approval is considered a moderate and his faction has operated within Rhodesia. His main rival american educated methodist Bishop Abel Muzorewa leads the a a external faction of the Anc. Throne of the undead in his coffin Home the notorious Vampire Dracula played by Craig Rupert rests with his victim Lucy portrayed by Zenda Chapman As the fearful throng of Vampire Hunters contemplate How to eliminate the horrific duo in the East Central University production of a a Dracula. Quot the show will run 8 . Wednesday and thursday in the science Hall auditorium. A Midnight performance Friday is scheduled to run until about 2 30 . Saturday. The onlookers from left include Danny Hilliard Lee Blaney Ken Benton Steve Sanders and Glen Ayers. Photo by Pat Upton Ford campaigns Down Mississipp a a a a a Carter shifts emphasis of his speeches by the associated press Jimmy Carter is shifting away from statistics and litanies of democratic names from the past and is recasting his speeches with the themes he credits with making him a Winner in the primaries leadership compassion and the need for a Washington outsider in the White House. In two other changes the democratic presidential nominee is shortening his Long hectic Days on the Road to give him and his staff More rest and aides Are advising Carter to be less candid with reporters. Carter himself has said a i think my free expression of views probably causes my problems. A the first presidential debate has forced an end to the a Road testing of themes a said one Carter adviser As the democratic presidential nominee took his Campaign to the West coast at weeks end. A it caused All of us to spend quite a bit of time de see a pc artery Page 3a aboard the Natchez apr president Ford campaigned aboard a Mississippi River Stern Wheeler saturday declaring from the deck of this political showboat that he Means to contest Jimmy Carter All across the South. He told a crowd that lined the levee in tiny Lutcher la., about 35 Miles upstream from new Orleans that he a conceding nothing a from the snowy Banks of Minnesota to the Sandy Plains of that covered the Home states of both Carter and democratic vice presidential nominee Walter f. Mondale. Ford called Mondale a the biggest spender in the then with a rasp from its hoarse Horn the riverboat Natchez embarked on the presidents excursion into Carter s native Southland. Along the Way the president promised flatly that if he is elected he will ask for another tax reduction next january. He also pledged to curb Federal spending and in terms of National defense a keep America no. I amid the political Celebration a Man collapsed of a heart attack in the boats dining room. Or. William Lukash Ford s physician revived him and he was taken on a Stretcher aboard a coast guard boat that pulled alongside the Natchez. The Man was identified As Percy Green publisher of the Jackson advocate a weekly newspaper in Jackson miss. Lukash said Green had suffered cardiac arrest but was responding to treatment. A a he a apparently responding nicely a Lukash said. While Green was being taken from the Natchez Ford was on the upper deck touring the riverboat with its Captain Clark Doc Hawley. With mrs. Ford at his Side Ford covered the boat from the boiler room to the pilots wheelhouse. He Shook hands with the invited passengers and Many of them offered congratulations on his showing in thursday nights debate against Democrat Carter. A i Don t concede a single vote a Ford told several thousand people crowding a levee at Reserve la. in Louisiana Mississippi Alabama and Florida to prove that we can win Ford said that if he does a we will re commend another tax reduction next year. He did not say what kind of additional tax Cut he had in mind. Congress this year ignored his proposal that personal exemptions be increased from $750 to $1,000. A i believe that the Federal government spends too much of your tax dollars a Ford said. He said a the kind of tax Reform that makes sense is a reduction in spending to put More Money in the hands of the taxpayers. A a a a a Kissinger s squeeze play is successful Washington a a closely coordinated squeeze play by Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger and South africans John Vorster has emerged among the chief factors that forced Rhodesia a White leaders to yield Power to the Black majority. The Secretary of state and the South african prime minister also made deliberate use of several facts of life in a skillful exercise to bring about the surrender of the Independence Premier Ian Smiths regime defiantly claimed la years ago. These conditions according to . Officials who travelled with Kissinger on his 12-Day peace safari through sub saharan Africa included a the Ever escalating guerrilla Campaign mounted by Black rhodesian nationalists who have been armed by the russians and Are being trained by cuban instructors in neighbouring Mozambique. A the Ever present likelihood that 10,000 cuban fighting troops still in Angola could intervene if any White rhodesian counter offensive made things too hot for the Zimbabwe rhodesian see a a squeeze Page 3a first in a series even girls like Ada boys club editors note this is the first in a series of articles which discusses the activities of the various organizations financed through the Ada Community Chest. The 1976 fund drive for the acc seeks $93,000 for distribution to these eight member agencies. The Ada boys club has operated in this City since 1962 providing a balanced sphere of activities for boys 7-17. The past year for the first time the Abc opened its doors to girls. They played on a softball team and also participated in the clubs swimming team events. During the past summer the club under director Ernie Staggs co sponsored five baseball teams in the kiwanis Little league and at the end of the season 101 of the team members and coaches went to six flags. They also saw the Texas rangers in action. The summer ended with a football Camp which was approved by the Oklahoma secondary High school athletic association. Six Volunteer coaches worked with 43 Young athletes. With help from the Community Chest and several civic clubs the Abc has secured several new items of equipment. The club has also been painted and repaired. The fall program got under Way aug. 30. Activities include arts Abd crafts basketball and wrestling. The clubs wrestling team toured the state competing with other club teams. Ada took first place honors. Another High Point for club members was participation in the Texhoma Christian youth Camp. In addition to regularly scheduled activities the clubs game room gym weight room lounge training room and arts and crafts facilities Are open and available. Activities Are carried on under trained adult supervision. Depending on their age club members pay a modest annual membership fee. The highest is $1 for members in the 14-17 age bracket. In the Spring and summer months average daily attendance ranged from 55 to 75 and in the fall and Winter it climbs As High As 90. A \ new Ada residents discuss Alaska s growing pains by Judy Elswick imagine Ada growing to nearly three times its present size in the Short Span of 18 months. Such was the Fate of Fairbanks Alaska during the time or. And mrs. Bill Workman and their family lived there. The Workman now residing at 917 Charles or. In Ada lived in Alaska for nearly la years. During that time Workman served As a sergeant major in the . Army stationed at it. Wainright. Following his retirement from the military he took a government position As athletic director for the base. The family moved to Ada this summer. Joining a daughter and son in Law Linda and Kenny Wood. Coming to Ada with the Workman were another daughter and son in Law Patricia and Tim Whipple As Well As four sons William jr., 24, Joe 21, James 18 and Steve 17. The work mans oldest son will soon return to Alaska to continue work on the pipeline which prompted the tremendous surge in the growth of Fairbanks. The town of approximately 14,000 grew to a population of around 40,000 with the Start of work on the pipeline according to Workman. The pipeline opened up Many jobs for wives of Cis stationed at it. Wainright offering opportunities to supplement military pay which has not risen in accordance with the Cost of living in Alaska. A military families Are pretty restricted because of prices a Workman said pointing out the situation is especially difficult for those in the lower ranks. A a wife would have to work or they would with the pipeline came another group of people seeking work. A a they re having an awful time with prostitutes and gambling in Fairbanks a Workman said. A it was getting so bad you take your wife into some areas of town prostitutes would insult the Workman noted temperatures get As Low As 60-70 degrees below Zero in the Winter making work on the pipeline difficult at Best. A a it a miserable to work in that cold a he said. A you d have to wrap up so much you the extremely cold temperatures also make it necessary for cars to be in top condition and highly tuned in order to keep them running. In addition circulating Heaters Are used at night to keep the water heated and moving. A you could just see that sleepy Little town begin to Wake up a he recalled adding traffic was so heavy it was hard to get to work in the mornings. Many streets were turned into one Way streets while traffic signals were installed at intersections. A the Littfe streets Are narrow. I guess the fathers of that Community never dreamed they a have a booming Metropolis there a Workman said. # prices skyrocketed with soft drinks Selling for $1.25 a Glass and a whole wad of Bills required for a night on the town. A on a Date you a better have $100 for one night a Workman said adding that he and his wife and another couple spent $288 on one occasion. See a a new Page 3a hot meals approved by soda. Tishomingo a a plan to provide hot meals for senior citizens in six towns was approved by a Southern Oklahoma development association Council wednesday but none of the towns Are in Pontotoc county. Funds for sodas 1977 title Vii nutrition plan will be available Only for the six existing Sites. No new Sites Are provided for in the plan. The current Sites Are at Tishomingo Coalgate Atoka Ardmore Marietta and Tatums. Although Pontotoc county is not included in the soda plan officials of the Community service administration in Ada said they feel certain that Pontotoc county will have a nutrition Center for senior citizens next year. The funds will Likely come directly from the state unit on aging of the department of institutions social and rehabilitative services discs. Mike Faulkenberry of the Community service office said there have been assurances from Roy King unit on aging director that Federal funds will be available for a joint nutrition program Between Pontotoc and Seminole counties. Approval of such funds along with the funds for the soda plan is scheduled to come Between oct. 15 and nov. I he said. Faulkenberry said if funds Are approved a joint committee of citizens from both counties will be formed to select Sites and let contracts for operation of the nutrition centers. The joint committee will act As an administrative body for the nutrition Sites within the two counties. Pontotoc county is included on a priority list of possible Sites under the soda plan but it was too Low on the list to qualify for a site next year the six existing Sites were chosen on the basis of their High numbers of minority and poverty level persons Over 60 years of age. The soda plan which was approved after a Public hearing wednesday by the area Agency on aging Council will now be sent for final approval to the soda Board of directors and the state unit on aging. Under the soda plan the six Sites will serve a total of 425 hot meals monday through Friday each week of the year. Discs is expected to Grant $213,407 toward operation of Sites in the six towns. The amount of the Federal Grant for 1976 was $195,447. During the wednesday Public hearing one soda Council member explained that soda had hoped to expand the program next year with title xxx funds and possibly establish new Sites in Bryan and Pontotoc counties. However the title xxx funds a fell through a he said. Faulkenberry said no firm plans have yet been made As to where Sites will be located either in Pontotoc or Seminole counties if discs comes through with a Grant. A it will All be left up to the joint committee and the committee wont be formed until we get some definite word on a Grant a he said. Average family income figures show decline Washington a More american families Slid into poverty last year than any time in the 17 years the government has been keeping track the census Bureau said saturday. The Bureau blamed the 2.5million increase in poverty stricken families on the whip saw effect of High inflation in the midst of recession together with widespread exhaustion of unemployment benefits last year. Despite an $818 increase in median family income last year to $13,720 a year inflation dragged the buying Power of that income Down to the lowest level in five years in 1975, the census Bureau said. The drop worked out to 2.6 per cent and followed a 3.5 per cent drop in 1974

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