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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Ardmore, Oklahoma A Nice a i n t.rvrin-. I Low Bingo Abolds at legion Holl by Barbara Webb Long wooden tables line a crowded smoke filial room where Young and old men and women gather each thursday evening to play Bingo at Ardmore a american legion Hall. Bingo enthusiasts play almost every night of the week Many of the same persons seen at the american legion can be seen at the Moose Lodge on tuesday night or the elks Lodge on wednesdays. Some even travel to Marietta for a saturday night game or to Oklahoma City or Norman for games during other evenings. But Liose playing at the american legion can do so with Confidence they wont get a a busted just As they Are about to shout a Bingo a and pick up a $10 to $100 prize. American legion officials boast of the first a a legals game in Ardmore having received their License aug. 22 to comply with the new state Law legalizing Jackpot Bingo. Bingo chairman Bryant Clegg will admit Bingo games have been conducted illegally at the american legion a for at least 15 years but is Quick to add a no one Ever did anything about it so we just let ept on a we enjoy Bingo and it helps us make Money for our projects a he continued. A we just done to Mak enough from membership dues to participate in All the programs wed profits made from Bingo games vary week to week according to the number attending and a i now much they want to upon entering tiie Hall players scrounge through a table full of Bingo cards to select they feel will bring them a charge of i for the first and 50 cents for each succeeding card Quot is collected at the door. During the course of an evening 15 to 20 games Are played. Winner of each re see Bingo Page 4-a Watt bating Are Morry Southern Oklahoma s greatest Nev paper 79th year no. 263 Ardmore Oklahoma sunday september 2, 1973 Price 10c a a a least 35 Copenhagen tourists killed hotel Blaze toll mounts which ones Abe Lucky. Bingo players sort through cards to select the ones they feel virile most Likely have the right combination of numbers necessary to Bingo crash near Davis kills Young couple by Kay Evers out of control and into a spin t Avis St a an okla Ashford said and spun rear homa City Osu ple we killed end first into the left front of near Here satterday afternoon the Tancer which was East when their Al Camino spun i Jund 6ri . 7. Out of control on a fal suck Highway and slammed info the path of a two ton tank truck. Dead on arrival at Arbuckle memo Ial Hospital was Gregory Allan roof 25, and his wife Donna Jean 22. Oklahoma Highway patrol trooper Ray Ashford said roof was travelling West on . 7 when he went left of Center to avoid a vehicle turning South onto sooner Rock Road a mile West of Here. The 1970 Al Camino skidded 15c killed by the pm the death toll on Foo nation s highways it ont Linued to Rise late saturday and Early today As millions of americans too advantage of a he Only remaining summertime Holiday. As of Midnight cd saturday 158 persons had lost their lives in traffic accidents since the count began at 6 . Friday. Mrs. Roof was thrown out the pickup but her husband was not Ashford said. Driver of the tank truck was Leonard w. Monger 58, of Davis. He was not injured. The Ara adent occurred about 4 45 . Daring a rain As Ord and trooper Bill Ritzhaupt investigated. The. Deaths raised Oklahoma a labor Day traffic toll to three and contributed to the National death Coit which had reached almost 160 by Midnight saturday. The first labor Day fatality in the state occurred Early saturday when a Skiatook teenager died As a result of injuries he received in a two see crash Page 4-a Copenhagen Denmark apr Nhi Eteen americans including two sons of a former Tulsa Man and 16 other foreign tourists perished saturday in an Early morning fire that turned the upper stories of a Plush downtown hotel into an inferno. More than 12 hours after the fire was extinguished rescuers were still digging for bodies in the bumped out Shell of what used to be the Haynia a 74-year-old popular family hotel and tourist landmark close to town Hall Square. It was the worst hotel Dre in Denmark a history. The names of those killed were not immediately a leased. Police said that besides the americans the dead included four austrians two japanese two brazilians two italians and tone victim each from Belum sleeping child wounded a six year old child was shot Early Friday in the freakish result of a suicide attempt by her Stepfather. Detective Joe Vance said Billy Joe Hensley 2s, turned a .22-caliber pistol on himself and fired. The Bullet entered the Many supper Chest near the armpit and exited on the Buck of his upper . The Slub then struck the Little girl Belinda in Stachy As she was sleeping on a bed the child suffered a superficial wound As the Bullet lodged beneath the skin on her Chin. Both victims were treated and released at a local Hospital. The incident occurred about 4 . At the Home of mrs. Hensley a parents the Robert Woods who live at 716 Maxwell. Vance said mrs. Heisley had been staying at the Home of her parents for about a week because of marital problems. Hensley apparently went to the House around 4 . And entered without waking anyone. He went to the bedroom where mrs. Hensley and the child were sleeping and mrs. Hensley awoke and saw him Vance said. Hensley asked his wife to go Home with him and when she refused he stated that he did not wish to live without her. Mrs. Hensley told officers that she saw her husband take a pistol from his pants turn it to his Chest and pull the trigger. The gun clicked two or three times she said then fired and Hensley staggered Back onto the bed then Slid into the floor. Patrolman Kenneth Aldridge the first officer on the scene said he found Hensley lying on the floor in the bedroom with a Pillow under his head and a bloodstain underneath his body. Patrolman Danny Pennington assisted with the initial investigation. Holland Canada Mexico Ireland and Singapore. At least 49 persons 15 of them americans were reported to have survived. Some of the 83 guests registered at the a hotel remained unaccounted for. In the confusion survivors left town or checked into other hotels after they were evacuated from the burning Haynia or discharged from hospitals. Of those killed Many died in their Beds overcome by smoke. Others fell to their deaths from window ledges and roofs and still others were buried under tons of debris As staircases and ceilings collapsed. Some died in hospitals. Victims included two sons of a former Tulsa Man. The youths about Junior High school age were identified As the sons of Patrick Little graduate of Tulsa county a Union High school. He is now a special assistant to an undersecretary of the department of housing and Urban development in Washington . The boys Are Christopher and David a Cousin of the father said. Their Mother and Stepfather reportedly escaped unharmed from the burning hotel. The boys were in Oklahoma this summer for a family reunion. Their grandparents or. And mrs. M. C. Little live in Oklahoma City. Men women and children .-.-,4.-.-. Holiday closes schools offices after a week in school Ardmore Public school students will be receiving their first Holiday monday As school doors re Maui closed for labor Day. Classes will resume tuesday. Many stores and All City county state and Federal government offices will Jour the school kids in taking a Holiday monday. Although City Hall will be closed the police department will be operating As usual and standby Crews have been designated to handle emergencies that might arise. At the courthouse Only the county sheriffs office will remain open. Were screaming from windows balconies roofs and ledges when the first fire engines reached the scene. Nearly All survivors were rescued by ladder. One woman was plucked from a Chimney she had climbed. A it was horrifying. Everywhere women and children screamed for help a said Alan t. Bro in of fort Lauderdale fla., one of a dozen americans who arrived Here Friday on the final leg of a scandinavian cruise booked into the Haynia. An investigation was being conducted to determine the cause of the Blaze which spread quickly from the Central staircase and elevator draft. The last guests had just left the bar when the fire was discovered. Fifteen minutes later flames engulfed the three upper stories of the five Story building witnesses said. A i ran up the stairs but got no further than the second floor. I knocked on All doors but found that the rear of the building was already ablaze and the heat forced me do Van again a receptionist Bent Andersen said. Rescuers save submarine pair Cork Ireland apr rescuers won a race against the clock saturday and hauled to safety two men trapped 76 hours in a midget submarine running out of air 1,375 feet below the Stormy surface of the Atlantic. A xon Agnew Confer on probe a Washington apr president Nixon and vice president Spiro t. Agnew met at length saturday to discuss the criminal investigation involving Agnew and then went their separate ways for the labor Day weekend. The two hour meeting at the White House was a a thorough discussion of the Federal inquiry in which Agnew faces possible indictment Deputy White House press Secretary Gerald l. Warren said it also embraced the coming session of Congress legislative priorities and other subjects he said. Nixon flew to his Camp David md., Retreat for the Holiday while Agnew planned to spend the weekend with friends at Ocean City my. The White House meeting had poo guess Snow contest end neat Midnight tuesday is the deadline for entering the 1973 Winter Snow contest sponsored by the daily Ardmore Ite. To enter simply Complete the entry Bli Jik on Page 4-a of today a Ardmore Ite. Cup the Blank affix it to a postcard and mail it to the daily Ilerd Loreite. Be sure to use an 8-cent stamp to conform to postal regulations. Winner of the it a a test will be the person who guesses closest to the actual month Day hour and minute of the first measurable snowfall in Ardmore this Winter. Contest judges will be members of the Ardmore fire department. The person making the winning guess will receive a $100 Check. Enter now. In Case of a tie uie entry bearing the earliest postmark will be declared Winner. Given Rise to renewed speculation that developments in the criminal probe had reached a pout where agnews resignation might be requested or offered. Warren and a spokesman for the vice president denied this in Advance and both said saturday that the subject of agnews resignation did not come up. Moreover they said there was no discussion of agnews Legal strategy nor of any constitutional questions such As Legal Steps that might be taken against a vice president or his use of executive privilege. Warren said in reply to que tons from newsmen that Nixon a Confidence in Agnew As expressed in his news conference at san Clemente two weeks ago remained unchanged following saturdays meeting. Agnew had requested the see Agnew Page 4-a s once on land the freed men wigged Champagne and made their experience sound like a picnic. A it was very pleasant and very comfortable Down there a picture on Page 4a said. Roger Mallinson a father of three. A i feel great a Roger Chapman added grinning. A British Canadian and american Rescue team had reported from tie scene that the pair had Only 45 minutes of air left Wien they were pulled to the surface. But later Mallinson said he and Chapman had about a see sub Page 4a weather 1972 70 81 temperature 1973 Low Friday night. 76 High saturday. 90 10 45 . 77 a rainfall .01 a data recorded at fire station forecast local a variable cloudiness and mild through monday with scattered showers and . Low sunday night Low 60s Panhandle to Low 70s Southeast. Highs sunday and monday Low 80s Panhandle to now 90s Southeast. Days Are gone when that voice at the other end of the line had to be a woman saying Ron Brawley is the first male Telephone operator in Ardmore and admits he really likes the Job even if it does include a lot of kidding. Local number please has unfamiliar tone by Jan Ringwald today a world is changing so much Ever it Day that of the things one just took for granted and never really thought about have become a think of the past a and lots of them have before we really realized it. Such is the Case of one particular item in Ardmore a Telephone operators. Thousands of people grew up being accustomed to the familiar female voice at the other end of the phone asking a number then when dial phones were installed the female voice became less familiar As All she said was operator or information. Now there a an outlier big change. It Isnit that Telephone operators have become a tiling of the past. What has changed is that when one dials operator nowadays that female voice on the other end May sound a Little different. In fact the voice May sound a lot different As there is now a male Telephone operator among the 70 female operators in Ardmore. One hears lots Alx it women taking Over in menus places but its been rare that the Story of a Man taking Over in a woman a world is told. Twenty one year old Ron Brawley has been working As a Telephone operator in Ardmore since March. Unknown to most people South. Estern Bell has been employing male operators for some time but Ron is the first to be employed in .4rdmore. A while i was in National guard training at it. Sill my sergeant told me i should apply for a Job with the Telephone company. I to his advice and a phed. I did t ask for any special Type of position a begins Ron. A a Well about two weeks later the Telephone company called and asked if i would come to take a test for a Job As an operator. 1 thought it was pretty it did at first but now i really like it. I get to talk to a lot of of the time people ask if in a really a male operator or if the women Are on strike. I Tala a lot of kidding but then if i did no to the situation and Job i might think it Vas rather weird having a male Telephone operator. Too a to Quot said. A a there a a lot More to being a operator than people think. I Hera i a lot of work to it. You have to have a lot of patience because you get All sorts of a a i seemed to sea a women half to Deanii when i first started Workmo and a Man would say operator instead of a woman. A lot 01 them just Hung see Telephone Page 4-a

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