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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - July 28, 1968, Ardmore, Oklahoma H n. Ai it. Miss Ardmore Barbara Zimmerman entertains at the Ardmore birthday Celebration saturday night. City m years Young Street dance adds spoke to birthday old fashioned Street dancing frosted tiie cake of Ardmore a 81st birthday Celebration saturday night. The Jaycees chosen theme a Industrial explosion a was emphasized by mayor Scott King who spoke on Ardmore a great sea related pictures Pago 9-a Industrial Progress during tie last decade climaxed by the acquisition of a $75 million Plant to be built Here by uniroyal. Jaycee Hal Cochran was master of ceremonies for tie two hour evening program which preceded the Street dance. The entire birthday Celebration was sponsored by the local Jaycees. Overton James governor of tie Chickasaw nation spoke to the group which num leered several thousand. Others on the program were Barbara Zimmerman miss Ardmore the Ardmore Barbershop chorus Singer Lou Ann Ellis dancers from the Brown dance studio and musical groups the Ramblers t h e Harmon ettes the heirs tiie rhythm blenders and the Blue monsoons. Crackling Bacon Fried eggs and hot Coffee filled Whittington Park with the Aroma of the Pioneer breakfast saturday morning when Ardmore a 81st Birtle Day got under Way. Ovens and stoves started firing up Abri t 4 . Yesterday to prepare to i morning meal which fed bet i 600-800 people. Around fifty members of the Telephone Pioneer club about 45 of tie Joe Brown co., and 15 Springdale homemakers i a d tables at the Jaycee sponsored event As did Many area families. S u ii notables As Ardmore mayor Scott King and Many City commissioners were present for the program presented by or. Crude prices Are raised two More Oil companies have announced a five cent per bar Rel increase in their posted prices for Southern Oklahoma sour crude. Raising their prices were Bell Oil amp Gas co. And Kerr Mcgee corp. Llie Bell increase affects about 11,500 barrels of Oil a Day. Kerr Mcgee a order affects approximately 4,000 barrels per Day primarily in Carter Garvin Murray and Stephens counties. Bell Oil amp Gas increased its Price to ?3.08 for 44.9 Gravity Oil. Kerr Mcgee Stop posting is $3,08 per barrel for 40-degree Gravity Oil. The increases were effective Friday. Kenneth Martin who served As master of ceremonies to recognize the Indian heritage of Southern Oklahoma Fred Beaver an Ardmore Creek Indian artist dressed in a homemade five tribes costume Sang a social Welcome song in his native language. Overton James governor of the Chick Shaw nation was also present with Ardmore a Mac me Galliard who told the Story of Ardmore a beginning in 1887 and Iii first celebrations at the historical Whittington Park. Ron Priddy a Jaycee opened the 7 . Contest awards program wit ii the invocation. Entertainment was provided by the heirs an Ardmore four Mem ered band followed by tie presentation of Cash awards and gift certificates from local merchants. Early arrivals and winners of the group having the largest attendance were 91 first methodist Koutlis with their associate minister Rev. John Capp. Their traditional Dawn swim at the Ardmore Community Pool followed their feast at the Park. The City of Ardmore baked see birthday Page 4 area Soldier Dies of Viet War wounds or. And mrs. Ike Jones Graham have received word that their son sgt. Gary c. Jones has died of wounds he received in a fire fight South of Saigon on july 20. Jones wife Garlene Powell Jones resides at Overbrook. He was attached to the 3rd battalion 39th infantry of tie 9th division. A 1963 graduate of Graham High school Jones was valedictorian of his class. He attended South Eastern state College was a graduate of Murray state College and was a Junior at Oklahoma state University at the time he entered military service. Jones was born dec. 17, 1944 at Duncan. He married Garlene Powell at Wilson on Lily 4, 19g6. Before entering service he was an inspector for the Strom Berg Carlson co. Besides his wife and parents Jones is survived by one brother Gerald Lloyd Jones Stillwater and his grandmothers mrs. Alice Jones Ardmore and mrs. Eber Swindell Collinsville Tex. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete at Bettes funeral Home pending ret Quot i of Jones body from Vietnam. Disorders panel releases surveys riots justified but not recommended Washington apr a riots Are justified by most negroes but they Are not recommended a Titis was one of the statements in three surveys released saturday by the National advisory commission on civil disorders. The surveys were made by Independent groups and published without comment by the commission. Two explored negro and White attitudes in 15 american cities. Tie third set out a profile of participating in the 1967 disorders. Among their statements a the negro mass is far less revolutionary in its Outlook Titan its More militant spokesmen. Tie great majority do not propose to withdraw from America they want equal status in it. A about 8 per cent of the negro residents in the 1967 riot areas on the average participated in the disorders. Of the rioters 1 per cent were from out of state 4 per cent from outside the City and 95 per cent from tie City. A Rou Lily a third of the Wiite population in the 15 cities viewed riots As protests against real grievances one third emphasized what they called their criminal or conspiratorial character and the rest viewed them in combinations of Liose two . Tie commission headed by then gov. Otto Kemer of Illinois was appointed by president Johnson to study the riots which hit american cities last year. In a report last March 1, the commission said the nation was moving toward two separate but unequal societies one Black one White. Tie commission appointed for a year goes out of existence next monday. The surveys made earlier this year included cities that had riots in 1967 and some that had none. They were Baltimore Boston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Detroit Gary Milwaukee Newark Brooklyn Philadelphia Pittsburgh san Francisco St. Louis and Washington d. C. Based on tie sampling method surveying More than 5,000 negroes and Whites in the 15 cities one report said that 58 per cent of the negroes regarded the riots As mainly a protest and another 28 per cent characterized them As partly a protest. Ten per cent saw the riots As mainly a matter of looting and similar offences. The Survey of riot participants Weald while most negroes disapprove of the violence they nevertheless a feel that the riots have beneficial consequences by increasing White society a concern to improve tie negroes Quot Southern Oklahoma s greatest newspaper 74th year no. 232 Ardmore Oklahoma sunday july 28, 1968 Price 10c m Thailand y. So Irmen full armed after attack adorn Thailand apr american airmen carried m16 rifles and walked around in full Battle gear saturday. Fuel dripped from Bullet holes in a smoke blackened plane. The . Air Force newspaper air Force times compared life at adorn to a living in a Boom town in a Remote part of but the Good life for g,000 airmen on tie base ended suddenly Friday when 20 red guerrillas attacked the base hurling explosives at parked planes and battling base Security forces for More than an hour. Two planes were wrecked a thai guard was killed and four americans were wounded. Two guerrillas were killed and two were captured. After the Battle two chinese ak47 assault rifles and several russian grenades were found. On saturday the americans were preparing for More harassment attacks. For the first time in the history of tiie base the airmen were issued rifles steel helmets and full Battle gear. Helicopters patrolled the base perimeters. At adorn a a extensive workshop Crews were repairing a badly damaged f4 fighter bomber. Outside the main hangar fuel dripped from a disabled c141 stain after medical evacuation plane. The ?6-million aircraft had been hit in 40 places by shrapnel and automatic weapons fire and a source said it would a not Fly for a Long military police and thai guards were on 100 per cent Alert. Similar Security precautions were being taken saturday at the other six . Air bases in Thailand from where 85 per cent of All air strikes against North Vietnam Are flown. Navy planes dama6e 232 Bandit vessels at Lake Murray Park Camp site crackdown ordered the increasing popularity of camping at Lake Murray state Park has brought a crackdown on violations of the 14-Day limit on tents and other established Camps including campers or trailer houses not in designated trailer parking areas. Target of the crackdown Are the Many tents and other Camps left in the Camp grounds from week to week without regard to other campers who Are unable to find space. J. C. Dodson jr., Park superintendent stated a we have the greatest demand in history of Lake Murray for camping space and although we have a total of 7 approved camping areas we do not have enough space without enforcing the 14-Day limit. A in fact a Dodson reported a we have been ordered by the state Park department to enforce the Law and i have assigned 2 Security officers to Check uie Camp grounds beginning monday to see that tents and other Camps Are moved out on time a if these tents and Camps Are left Over time we will just live to consider them abandoned and see Camp Page 4 for the Ardmore area soda plays real part in getting uniroyal Plant the towns and counties cooperating in the Southern Oklahoma development association soda had a very real part in securing the $75 millions uniroyal Plant for the Ardmore area. It was revealed in the daily Ardmore Ite last sunday Iii at tie f a n t company Plant location service in new York was retained by uni Royal to assist in selection of Best site for the huge Southwest Plant and warehousing and distribution Center and fantus recommended Ardmore. Fantus officials were already familiar with advantages of the Ardmore area because of an economic and in Monroney a44y speak ground breaking set for Complex by Frances Gibson sen. Mike Monroney has been invited to be principal speaker at ground breaking ceremonies for it. Zion apartments at 2 . Aug. 10 on the site of the Low rent housing development bounded by m and n streets and 5th and 6th be. Mayor Scott King has been invited to make a Welcome address and w. M. Bell director of the okla Lioma City Cha office has been asked to give a Short statement of purpose of the federally financed housing Uniti. William f. Mckinney assistant regional administrator is invited to give a Short address about the Cha housing program. City manager Gerald Wilkins topic is a what these apartment mean to our Community a and several leaders of the Community including Albert Rie sen jr., h. Of v. Wilson. It. Mckerson Marzee Douglass j. Milton Grant and James Nash will give one minute talks. Ardmore ministers Tovi ted to be part of the ceremony Are tie Rev. A. L. Grant Sunrise Baptist Benediction the Rev. R. D. Bradford 1st Baptist Litany the Rev. E. T. Hickman Warren methodist prayer the Rev. K. D. Davis scripture the Rev. C. M. Franks invocation. Honoured guests invited include Leonard Briscoe Gene Paul Morrell Ralph w. Mcintosh Clifford Davis Bob bust Doug Dillard Cecil Bailey Jim Ozment Weldon Harris James Williams rep. Bill Bradley rep. Harry Bickford sen. Ernest Martin Don Allen and Karl Crisp. The Rev. E. C. Beatty pastor of it. Zion missionary Baptist Church originator of tie idea for tie 4&-unit apartment Complex is planning the ground breaking ceremony. Directors of the non profit corporation which will Owen the apartments Are the Rev. Beatty see Complex Page i dust rial feasibility study of the 10-county soda area which was completed in november 1967, by an outlier division of the fantus company the fantus area research inc. J i m Gigoux director of soda reported that in a recent letter to Bill Young Durant president of soda Roger Yaseen vice president of fantus wrote a May i take this Opportunity to express our thanks to you and your organization for the considerable assistance extended to us during the course of this project uniroyal a without your help and the planning feasibility study accomplished in your behalf fantus might not have realized the unique advantages offered by Ardmore for a project of this after tie area study fantus recommended Southern Oklahoma As a site for manufacturing warehousing and distribution facilities to serve the Southwest and this was several Mont Lis before uniroyal a search for a new location became known. Jack Thiompson Ardmore member on tie soda Board of directors said a a in a glad soda was Able to help and the securing of the uniroyal Plant was to a great extent tie result of soda efforts including the participation of Ardmore and Carter county in our area organization. A your working together in soda does off but it takes time and e f f o r to Thompson stated. A before we had soda we did no to have any Way of working together. A Ardmore needs tie cooperation of other area towns just As the other towns need Ardmore. We can to make Progress alone a he said. Gigoux pointed out Liat counties and towns in All parts of tiie soda area contributed to ii a $7,300 local funds for the area study which Cost a total of $30, a a. The Federal Eda paid the remainder. A this is an example of How Small towns and area counties can help in area develop ment a Gigoux said a and they should be Given credit for helping underwrite the fantus study which led very quickly to tie location of the big uniroyal Plant in tie soda contributing to the study were area towns such As Davis Sulphur Wynnewood and others which will Benefit from the big employment by uniroyal and outlier boosts to the area Economy and the were contributions also from farther Distant towns such As Atoka Durant and Coalgate which Are beyond commuting Range. Ardmore dui ant and Ada Are designated by tie Eda As primary growth centers in soda which is an official Eda economic development District. Gigoux pointed out a card see soda Page 4 Cave in kills Texas youths Lake Texoma okla. Apr two Denison Tex., teen agers were killed in a Cave in on tie Shore of Lake Texoma saturday. Another Denison youngster was Hurt and a fourth member of the group est aimed injury. The Oklahoma Highway patrol identified those killed As Michael Davis 13, and Kathy Vest if. Both were dead on arrival at a Denison Hospital. Paula Odom 16, was admitted to the Hospital wit i a dislocated hip. Rodney Odom 13, was . The Oklahoma patrol said tie youngsters found a Cave in the Bank of tie Lake in tie Burns Creek area saturday morning and began enlarging it. The Bank caved in covering Young Davis and the 16-year-old girl. Tiie Odom girl was buried from the neck Down and Young Odom a leg were buried. The patrol Denison firemen and army corps of engineers Rescue unit workers uncovered the four youngsters after about an hour. Ray s lawyer tells newsmen of conspiracy Memphis Tenn. A Arthur j. Hanes James Earl rays defense lawyer told newsmen saturday an International communist conspiracy was involved in tie slaying of or. Martin Luther King or. Hanes said that immediately after King was assassinated Here april 4, . Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark called the slaying a one Man Job. Ray is charged with murder in the death. A but gentlemen a Hanes said a i am Here to Tell you right now that in my judgment the attorney general of tiie United states is 100 per cent wrong. There is a giant conspiracy Here and my client is being used by the Hanes did not elaborate except to say that he had this information from a reliable source and that it All would come out at rays trial next november. Speaking at an Impromptu news conference Hanes also assailed what he called a Lack of privacy for his client and an invasion of his rights since his arrest in London june 8 and his return Here. And Hanes told of threats a inst his own family. A i definitely feel that my clients rights Are being trampled and his privacy invaded. While i think sheriff William n. Morris and his people Are trying to protect my clients political rights they Are at tiie same time trampling his individual referring to the closed circuit television that monitors Ray in his jail cell the former Birmingham mayor said a neither my client nor i like the idea of cameras being focused on him 24 hours a Day. He has to hide his head under a Pillow in order to get any sleep. He even has the evil Eye of a camera on him when he uses the bathroom. A furthermore when i was there yesterday i went to use the bathroom and i go on to. Gentlemen this in my opinion is an invasion of his privacy and it is hurting his health because he can t sleep with cameras blazing on him. Gentlemen this is said largest bag of boats for the War Saigon a . Navy warplanes flying from three carriers off the coast of North Vietnam Sank or damaged 232 enemy Supply boats saturday in what a . Spokesman described sunday As the a largest bag of boats for the the nearly 200 Navy aircraft a a pursued the enemy boats Iii barges on Rivers canals and coastal Waterways through the Southern Panhandle of Ortli Vietnam sinking 132 boats and damaging an outlier 100, tie spokesman said. Ranging from the carriers intrepid Bon homme Richard and a i Ltd unnamed ship tiie . Planes caught the Supply boats in a wide area stretching from 19th parallel the Boundary for bombing in the Ortli to Cape Mui Ron 75 Miles to the South. The spokesman said bomb damage to roads and Bridges in the Southern Panhandle below the 19th parallel had forced the enemy to depend increasingly on boats to move its supplies southward. Tie heavy attack was in response to this change in strategy. The raid followed announcement saturday that two More american planes have been downed in tie air War Over Ortli Vietnam raising to 872 the total of . Aircraft lost on combat missions there. In a delayed report . Spokesmen said a Navy f4 phantom and a Marine .46 intruder were downed by enemy ground fire in Nordlt Vietnam a Panhandle thursday. Three of the four Crew members Are listed As missing and a fourth was rescued after surviving 20 hours in enemy territory. Maj. Curtis Lawson 37, of Sharon pa., the intruder Pilot parachuted into a North vietnamese antiaircraft Battery. He hid in a River and directed air strikes against the enemy guns until they were silenced and a Rescue helicopter was Able to reach him. . B52 bombers flew seven missions Friday and saturday hot Tibig enemy Supply routes and troop concentrations near the cambodian Border North of Saigon and the northernmost 1st corps area. It s j s weather a temperatures 1967 1968 Low Friday night. 75 71 High saturday. 97 96 10 . Saturday a 86 data recorded at fire station forecast Oklahoma partly Cloudy North Clear to partly Cloudy South through monday. Scattered Thunder storms spreading Over a North Portia sunday through monday. Coola North sunday. St fiday 83 Northwest to 1 a it

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