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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - January 17, 1966, Ardmore, Oklahoma F a j Don t be a Walker 1 i Southern Oklahoma edition 72nd year no. 70"southern Oklahoma s greatest newspaper Quot Ardmore Oklahoma monday january 17, 1966 Price 5c army chief takes Over in Nigeria Only one major City still in rebel hands two officials missing Lagos Nigeria apr if Tia a army commander emerged As the dominant figure in Aii Ica s most populous nation today of towing an unsuccessful coup attempt by mutinous in the armed forces. Maj. Gen. Guiyi Irons de re ared himself temporary head of the Federal government and chief of All armed forces sunday night and suspended key provisions of the nigerian Constitution. He also suspended the nations top civilian officials including prime minister sir Abu Baker Tarawa Zalewa president Azikiwe Nnamdi the Heads of nigerians four regions and the Federal and regional parliaments. Zalewa was kidnapped during the coup attempt with his finance minister chief Festus Kotie ebon. The rebels Are believed holding them hostage. Irons s troops were reported searching for them. Troops Loyal to guarded government buildings and other key Points in Lagos and manned Iive roadblocks Between the Airport and the capital. Remnants of the rebel Force appeared to be on the run. One report said Kaduna the chief Northern City was the Only main Center in rebel hands. Irons said military governors a would take Over in the four regions and would be to his military regime for keeping order. The federation of Nigeria is composed of the four regions plus the Federal territory of Lagos. The Federal government handles such matters As foreign affairs Trade communications railways and defense. He announced he was forming an interim government after conferring wit i other chiefs of the armed forces police and members of parliament. Nigeria is tie fifth african nation to come under military Rule in Tolje past two months. Civilian government has been suspended in the Congo Dahomey the Central african Republic and upper Volta. The revolt began saturday with an announcement but tie rebels Over i Agos radio Tjit tie military had seized Power Quot to bring an end to gangsterism and disorder corruption and several hours later. Lagos radio came Back on the air with an announcement that an unnamed general had seized the nation briefly. A woman announcer came on every 10 minutes and repeated a a the army fait Laiful to the government has the situation Well in 2 . Jet Plones crash Almeria Spain a two . Air Force Jet planes with a total of 11 crewmen aboard crashed along the Mediterranean coast today after a collision in the air while refuelling. . Air Force officials said five men had been rescued. The Headquarters of the Lgth . Air Force near Madrid said the planes were a b52 bomber from a base in tie United states and a kci35 Jet Tanker based at Moron Airport near Sevilla Spain. One of the two planes crashed on land the other into tie Mediterranean. Plaque winners. Honoured at saturday night s Sulphur chamber of Commerce banquet were Eugene Copenhaver left outgoing president and mrs. Margaret Taylor , and Jeff Laird right Sulphur who headed the successful Vole drive to secure Library services for Murray county. Cd banquet group told Sulphur making Progress by Leroy Jackson Sulphur a armed with a a for Progress Sulphur s chamber of Commerce has launched an and ambitious 19c6 Community betterment program. A signs of Progress Are evident All Over town a remarked Ivone Star co. Executive Charles Baralt Dallas at uie annual chamber banquet saturday night a Sulphur really is on t h e move Quot he acknowledged. Barndt a former Sulphur resident and Chat or president is now sales vice president for Lone Star Gas co., Dallas. Baydt indicated Fiat it is pour is a step ahead in the factors needed for a Community a growth and Progress a Agri Hilture and ranching tourism and Industrial development. A Sulphur can attract Industry a Barndt told the gathering of some 250 members and guests m the High school auditorium. A believe in your City and Mal c �1. Attractive to Industry or will pass you by a he warned. Weaver is okayed by Senate group a Washington apr the Days and four members of the Senate banking committee Vot a committee voted against Wea cd unanimously to it May to approve president Johnson a nomination of Ziobert c. Weaver. New a Ork negro to head the new department of housing and Urban development Weaver slated to be the first negro Ever to serve in the Cabinet got a far friendlier reception than when he first appeared before the same group five years ago As the nominee to be Federal housing administrator. Democratic and Republican members vied in Praise of Weaver and his record As head of the housing and Home finance Agency which forms the nucleus of the new department. Weaver said a i am pleased and flattered by tie committee s the 19f.l hearings ran two favor. Today a less than an reds Kidnap . Official weather temperatures 1944 1945 High yesterday. 53 48 Low last night. 29 18 10 45 . Reading .36 data recorded at fire station forecasts local a partly Cloudy to Cloudy through tonight and tuesday. Colder through tonight. Northerly winds 8 to 15 mph. Low tonight 17 to 25. High tuesday 34 to 42. Five Day a the of look for the five Days beginning tuesday is for temperatures to average 10 to 15 degrees below Normal. Normal highs Range from 24 North to 58 in the South with Normal lows from 23 Nort lowest to 40 Softli East. Tuesday wll he a Little warmer but colder weather will take Over by thursday. Snow or rain changing to Snow is expected to Deposit about one tenth Inch precipitation in the West to about three fourths Inch in the Central and East portions thursday and Friday. Saigon Viot Nam apr the \ it Cong kidnapped an Merican civilian official today outside the Village of Trung Lap about 2. I Miles North if Saigon and marched him into the Jungle his hands in the air. The missing Man is Douglas Ramsey 28, Boulder City Nev. He is the assistant province representative of uie . Mission for the area. His Driver a South vietnamese came Back and told american authorities they were travelling Northeast from cd Chi when they came under Viet Cong gunfire. The Driver said he stopped. He added that Ramsey got out and raised his hands in a surrender gesture. Several Viet Cong guerrillas marched him away. The Driver was wounded slightly in the first ambush fire but was Able to navigate on foot. Minimum wage Bill due to spark fight Washington apr a proposed 25-cent increase in tie present $1.25 minimum wage level again is expected to spark a fight in the House. Last session the House education and labor committee voted a 50-cent increase but the measure failed to get to the floor. A late attempt to rally support for a $1.50 minimum wage failed to Clear the com Mittee. Ver with 11 in hearing lasted committee also confirmed unanimously the nomination of prof. Robert c. Wood of the Massachusetts of Institute of technology to be undersecretary in tiie department. Committee chairman a. Willis Robertson d-va., said tie nominations would be reported promptly to the Senate for a confirmation vote. He said this might come later in the week although there was a possibility democratic leaders would Call them up this afternoon. If All goes As expected w Eaver 58. Will become the first negro member of tiie Cabinet. The Bill passed by Congress last year setting up the new Cabinet department allotted to it the functions and personnel of tie housing and Home finance Agency but Rothii. Else. Several members of Congress said programs in other departments dealing with air pollution Urban and education in slum areas should be transferred to the new department. After to had signed the Bill Rolinson set up a task Force headed by Wood chairman of the department of poetical science at Massachusetts Institute of technology to study the departments organization. Tulsa school Board files suit to halt strike by teamsters 96 schools Are closed pickets walk o figures for 1965 show City building declines by Lilian Logan construction in Ardmore showed a considerable decrease Dur ,. A 1965 for the second cons ecu Tulsa apr attorneys for avg year. Brandt indicated that it is often the Little things in viewing a Community for an Industrial development which eventually decide whether or not that town gets the Industry. Consideration of a Community a general appearance chamber of Commerce business climate tax Structure zoning fire and police departments streets City plan medical and religious facilities and Many other factors Are used in determining the location of industries in competitive communities. A if you want Industry keep in mind what Industry wants too a he advised. Bad to a speech highlighted tie banquet and provided the impetus for the chamber to work toward the 1966 goals in the Quot blueprint for Progress As the guide for Community improvement. A the a n n u Al membership drive got a Quick Start from new chamber vice president Jeff Laird who launched the drive As part of the banquet. A a it a going to take people working and Money working to make the town grow and go the Way we know it can a Laird said. Incoming president Calvin Price also indicated that Sulphur is to go and has All the things necessary for a the tremendous growth of the accomplishments of the past year were also reviewed by Eugene Copenhaver retiring chamber president who awarded special plaques and certificates. Jeff Laird Sulphur and mrs. Margaret Taylor Davis were commended by Copenhaver for successfully heading the drive to secure a Library for Murray county and were awarded plaques in appreciation. Certificates also went out to Copenhavers retiring Board members mrs. Yvonne Gowan Carl Sanders Glenn Haines Don Petitti Charles Cooper and Paul John. Copenhaver was also commended for an outstanding Job As 1965 president and received a plaque from banquet master of ceremonies Frank Gib Bard. Also recognized were the new 1966 officers including see Sulphur Page 2 Tulsa a Board of education filed petition in District court this morning asking an injunction to halt a strike by non teaching school personnel. A hearing was scheduled for 2 . By dist. Judge s. J. Chen Dinning. City schools were closed today As a result of the strike. It became effective at 11 . Sunday when maintenance and custodial workers and bus Drivers struck in protest of the boards refusal to recognize the teamsters Union As bargaining agent. Members of teamsters local 523 voted 228-40 sunday in favor of the strike against the 77,000-Pupil system. Spokesmen for the Board which contends it cannot bargain with a Union on personnel matters indicated the City a 96 schools would remain closed for duration of the strike. Pickets were marching at Many of the schools today. One of them building superintendent Gordon stalks of Mclain High school said he was prepared to remain on the picket line As Long As necessary to Srin the fight for Union representation. A a in be been Here 19 years and we be never made any Money not enough Money where we could save anything a stalks said. Quot in a willing to Gamble this 19 years on this and in a going to stay Here As Long As it William Butler president of the school Board announced the school closing less than an hour after the Union voted to strike. The Board contends it cannot bargain on personnel matters a with anyone other than employees or employee committees. It has rejected All attempts from the Union to gain recognition As an agent of the employees. Bucur said it is the duty of the school Board to operate the schools adding a a this we intend to do. However we cannot perform this duty and at the same time permit health and safety of our children to be placed in jeopardy As a result of the strike. A accordingly it has been necessary to close the schools on monday. In the meantime we will pursue through the courts with appropriate action to terminate this strike which we believe to be the Union claiming membership of about 400 of the 525 employees in the three Job categories covered by local 525, said the strike would have affected 60 per cent of the schools in uie school system. Eighty three licensed engineers responsible for the oper anon of heating and electrical systems in the school buildings were among those voting on the strike question sunday. Building this past year Only reached $1,899,227 compared we Ith 52.014,819 for 1964 and $2,-234,052 for 1963. Number of budding permits issued during 1965 was 249, or 78 less than 1964 when 327 permits were issued. Number of permits issued in 1963 was 338. One reason for the decrease in construction figures was the fewer number of residences built in Ardmore during 1965, said Keith York City craftsman. The other major reason was is Are ordered to cease firing Saigon South Viet Nam apr the commander of . Forces in Viet Nam Gen. William c. Westmoreland today ordered All american troops to cease firing for 78 hours starting at noon a thursday in Observance of the vietnamese lunar new year Holiday tet. Westmoreland a order seconded the decision of the South vietnamese government to halt fighting during the National Celebration. Similar instructions went to South korean australian and new zealand troops fighting alongside the vietnamese and americans. A the truce More than doubles the 30-hour cease fire observed by Allied forces during the Christmas Holiday. But it Faus 18 hours Short of the tet truce proclaimed by the Viet Cong. They have promised not to attack from 11 . Wednesday to 11 . Sunday a total of four Days. Quot the times Are Saigon time or 9 . Wednesday to 9 . Sunday Cost. The .-Viet-namese cease fire will begin at 10 p. M. Cost. Westmoreland ordered a cease fire from noon thursday to 6 . Sunday. It was As gales sock West coast dope sex arrests jump pushers invade campuses by Hal Cooper associated pres writer a series of police investigations have led to the arrest of More than 30 students of a dozen . Colleges recently on illicit sex and narcotics charges. No definite com Section Between the various incidents was claimed and Only a tiny minority of undergraduates was said to be involved. But police reported evidence that professional dope pushers were operating on the fringes of a number of campuses. In Akron and Columbus Ohio 22 Young persons were arrested last week in marijuana raids including at least nine students or former students of Ohio state and Kent state universities. Police said they believed there had been big shipments of the narcotic Weed into the area from Mexico. In Norman okla., eight students and live former students of the University of Oklahoma were arrested on charges ranging from Possession of narcotics to lewdness. The police bag in this raid on an apartment near the Campus included two 18-year-old coeds. Meanwhile school officials said they were investigating a report that a 16-year-old girl was smuggled into an Oklahoma University athletic dormitory for a sexual orgy during the year end holidays. At the University of Michigan six students and six persons described by police As a Campus hangers on were accused of Possession or Sale of narcotics. One Deien deat a 29-year-old Painter was said to have grown marijuana in a Home Garden plot three blocks from the Campus. A Syracuse University student returning from the holidays was nabbed by detectives who said his Luggage contained marijuana heroin pills known As goof balls and a switchblade knife. Police said the use of narcotics at the University had been under investigation since last fall. Two University of Massachusetts sophomores were charged with Possession of harmful drug pills and one was accused of Selling them. In Washington . Narcotics agents acting on a tip from officials of american University arrested an 18-year-old freshman and charged him with Selling marijuana. By the associated press a huge mass of Arctic air hit the country a midsection today and spread bitter cold temperatures from the Rockies to new England and deep into the South. The Pacific coast Region Southern portions of Texas and Florida and a thin band along the Gulf coast were about the Only areas with temperatures above freezing. The sharpest chill was in the Northern Plains where it was 27 below Zero at Bismarck n.d., and -19 at Huron . But the far ranging cold snap also pushed tie Mercury Down to 6 above Zero at Richmond va., and 18 at Asheville . Southern California was still experiencing Strong winds after sunday s buffeting of up to 80 Miles an hour. Some $250,000 in damage was reportedly inflicted on boats at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island some 20 Miles off los Angeles. One Man was missing and presumed drowned in the after math of 65-mile-an-hour winds and 18-to-20-foot Waves that struck Avalon Harbor. Six persons were injured As 14 pleasure boats were smashed. Meanwhile from 2 to 9 inches of Snow covered much of Central and Southwest Virginia with some highways hazardous with ice. Temperatures dropped to below freezing Over the entire state. Upstate new York had Tern Pera Tures near Zero and bitter cold in new England was intensified by Strong winds. Snow and cold air spread into new Mexico with 1 Inch of Snow reported at Santa be and 2 inches at Tucumcari. Tire chains were needed on Raton pass leading into Colorado and More Snow was expected across the Center of the state. Thick fog in parts of Seattle hampered air traffic at these attle Tacoma Airport and Boeing Field. Sued the allies agreed on different hours to avoid giving the impression they were simply reacting to the communist proposal. Westmoreland a order said a fall . Forces in the Republic will not fire at or on the enemy except in self there was no sign in the Saigon sector of any setup in fighting before the Holiday although elsewhere in the country military activities continued at a slow Pace. In a lightning stroke a Viet Cong company attacked a government infantry and Armor school at thu due 10 Miles North of Saigon at 1 . While one part of the guerrilla Force fired two motor shells As a diversion another hit part of the compound with automatic Wear tons. The guerrillas pierced the barbed wire of the officers candidate school and raked the billets killing five wives and three children of vietnamese officer candidates in their Beds. A three other children were wounded. Armoured troops fought Back and killed 10 of the Viet Cong a government s spokesman said. These bodies were left behind but the fleeing Viet Cong were seen to be carrying other dead or wounded. One Viet Cong was captured. Twenty six civilians were killed and four were wounded when a Busload of civilians hit a Viet Cong mine on the Road from Moc Hoa to Cai Lay near Kien Tuong 35 Miles South of the capital. Northwest of Saigon a Viet Cong attack on a . Troop Convoy backfired. Supported by planes roaring in Over the tree tops the americans turned the bitter fight 20 Miles Northwest of Saigon into a drubbing for the guerrillas. The communists heated up the ebbing 11-Day . Sweep on see gis Page 2 that Homes constructed this past year were not As expensive As those built during 1964. Of the 249 permits issued during the past year 46 were for new Homes totalling $621,885. The previous year 64 permits were issued for construction of new Homes accounting for the major portion of the $115,592 drop during 1965. Of the 1965 permits 64 were issued for room additions totalling $73,106 compared with 52 permits for room additions in 1964. During 1963, permits for new Homes reached 84 and for room additions 90. A the month with the highest building figure was june when with Only 17 permits issued. The extensive remodelling project on Lincoln Center was started that month to account for $450,000 of the $517,189. New business construction again credited to Lincoln Center reached a High of $464,000 in june. January was second High for a total construction figure of $296,-865. Five of the permits totalling $220,251, went for new businesses. The new of amp a building accounted for $200,601 of the $220,-251 new business construction. Emanuel Baptist Church was. Also issued the Only 1965 permit for a Church addition during january. Construction Cost was $25,000. Ardmore rehabilitation Center was started in april for a construction Cost of $80,000 and in july Ardmore osteopathic Hospital added a $32,000 addition and Gibson a discount Center expanded at a Cost of $75,-000. Lou Ken nursing Home adjoining osteopathic Hospital was started in november at a Cost of $84,000. The largest num Ber of new residence permits was issued in August a with seven permits totalling $115,460. April with construction figures at $215,206, showed 31 permits issued for the largest number during one month. A comparison of the monthly building figures during 1965 first and 1964 is As follows january $296,865, $86,160 feb a u a r a $52,588, $169,935.01 March $123,755, $170,415 april $215,206, $400,236 Mav $50,540, $216,842 june $517,189, $196,439 july $175,600, $159,168 August $152,682, $170,850 september $52,284, $117,905 october $78,-745, $243,779 november $143,-898, $59,435 december $39,875, $231,745. Gop lbs to answer message Washington apr Congress gets another a state of the Union message tonight a this time from the republicans. Senate gop Leader Everett m. Dirksen and House gop Leader Gerald r. Ford will deliver heir party a answer to president Johnson a message of last week. Radio and television networks will carry the taped 30-minute Dirksen Ford reply which has been billed As a a High level and realistic look at the state of the the two leaders Are expected to Call for close scrutiny and perhaps cutbacks in Domestic spending. A tip off to the Republican a guns or butter position was Given by Ford in the current Issue of the Republican congressional committees weekly newsletter. Quot if we Are going to halt inflation and prevent tax increases and give our men in Viet Nam what they need to win and still meet even legitimate Domestic needs a Ford said a Congress is going to have to Cut deeply into the administrations so called great society Here a the Outlook for the week on Capitol Hill the Senate and House will Mark time As far As major floor action is concerned. But committees May take up some controversial measures. The Senate a legislative docket includes consideration today of a a Bill to preserve the natural Beauty of five Western Riv. Ers followed by a Bill to authorize a $9.5-million inter Amer Ina cultural and Trade Center inter Ama in Miami. A Itie River Bill has not passed the House. The cultural Center measure cleared the House last year but ran into Senate opposition. There is no business for the House floor this week. No timetable has been set for delivery of a series of presidential messages spelling out details of proposed legislation outlined in the state of the Union message. Some messages May be sent to Congress this week. One of the first messages is expected to request an estimated $12 billion or More for Emer gency financing of the vietnamese conflict. The House appropriations committee will act quickly on the measure which May be the first major Bill to reach the House floor year

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