The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on August 22, 1963 · Page 1
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5500 000 Hoard Found Under Mill TROY; Ohio (API - Buried treasure in excess of a half million dollars has been unearthed beneath an old mill--U. S. currency buried there by the Inie owner who lold relatives he dis- Irusted banks. The Ahmaii Mills food plain four miles norih of '.his southwestern Ohio city was t h e scene of Ihe find. Karlior in iho week, workmen flua; up two 10-gnllon milk cans containing hills amounting to an estimated SCO. 000. Early today a t h i r d , fivo-gnllon cim was uncovered. It. too, was stuffed w i t h cash. Bank officials said tlv money thus tar ivcoxvred is "in excess o. r SiOO.OOO" bit! they were not sixvifie as lo I he oxacl amount. Thp finds came from under concrete pilings at t h e mill. K. S. Aliman. l a t e owner of Hie mills, often had told relatives hr did not mist hanks. A few hours before his death July 28 at ill.? age of 76 in Mayo Ginic in Rochester. Minn., Ahman told a son and daughter he had buried all his money beneath the mill. William Sutton ot Pittsburgh, the family attorney who announced the tirsi finds Wednesday night, said "We know it was possible that old Mr. Altman was delirious and there was no expectation of finding anything buried there, money or otherwise." Nearly a down workmen, n i l mill employes, began digging early Tuesday. They wore 1 guarded by Miami County Sheriff's deputies:, and ihey dug nearly cighl hours before their shovels struck metal. The money was undamaged in iho unsealed cans--tied up in bundles- of Iwo or three inches in thickness, and in all denominations. Each bundle was wrapped in sheets of Ihe Dayton Daily News dated Oct. 10-lf), Ifl-lo. The son and daughter who initialed the hunt are George J. A l i m a n of It-win. I 3 a., and Mrs. Mary ,lanp Ward of Troy. The money will be kept at Ihe Federal Reserve Bank in Cinc i n n a t i u n t i l the estate is settled, Next Time Get Horse JilJiO, Nov. (UI'I) -- Airphuies i n n y . b e - n i l right for moilum law invii, bill JElko County Sheriff Jussu Hnrris sn.vs he'll slick wild liis faithful hui'w next time. Harris ami brand m|;clir Turn Kiviu: luuk off in a sinu'lc- engine plnnu In lnok I'nr stimc . stolen liny, ighU-il it -ID miles luirllii-iiNl of Klko mid decided lo land iilonu' Ihe highway. Buth men holK'reil "Whim!" but l l i d r i i i r v l i i l sk'L'd pillopwl I'ishl inlu Ihc sI'U: of « parked piukup Iriick, lii-niling II".' !''"· PL-HIT boymiil repair. Kinii; mill llnrrls bud In hitchhike back In town. Frisco Passenger Trams Make Last Runs Into Lawton Frisco passenger trains made their last runs in and out of Law- Ion today. The company has been losing money on the run for years. Aricr today the cily will be without passenger train service of any kind. An order lor discontinuance of trains No. 9 and 10 between Lawlon and Oklahoma City became offcclive today. The order was signed this week at the stale cnpilol" Carl Mitchell. Corporation Commission secretary, reported today. ClnreiK-e Gibcrson, local agent, said a bus service will be operated between Lawlon and Oklahoma Cily for persons desiring train passenger service oui of Oklahoma City on the Frisco lines. "The bus w i l l leave Lawion at the same lime o[ the train departures and will stop at train depots enroule lo Oklahoma City to pink up passengers," he said. Frisco Railway officials told Ihe slate Corporation Commission earlier this month the company lost: J93.S11 last year in operation of Iwo passenger (rains between here and Oklahoma City. A hearing was held Aug. 1. The passenger'service involved operation of Train No, 9, which left Oklahoma Cily at 9 a.m. and arrived here at 11:35 a.m.. and Train. No. 10, which left Lawton at 2:30 p.m. and arrived in Oklahoma Cily at 5:15 p. : in. Chamber of Commerce leaders and other civic boosters worked in behalf of the passenger service as a major project in the early 1950s. J. E. Gilliland of St. Louis, Frisco vice president, lestified the company's, "out-of-pocket deficits or losses" on the trains were J33;808 in I960: $90,507 in 1961; 593,811 in 1962, and 5-I0.1S7 during the 'first five months of this year, "There is no hope of securing more revenue f r o m these trains," (ho .Frisco official said. "We at Frisco believe that we have a definite duly to curtail the mounting passenger costs from being further added lo freight shipper costs .. ," Tie added Unit "these highly u n p r o f i t a b l e trains . . . are not necessary lo Hie public convenience HS demonstrated by Uieir lack of patronage." Lawlon officials earlier said they would protest Ihe application to discontinue service, but most realized the company had to take some aclion. Consequently, when a hearing on the application was held Aug. 1, no one showed up from Lawton Lo protest. In fact, no public witnesses appeared. Officials of railroad unions were present and contended the discontinuation would throw 10 employes out of .jobs. Milton Koaling, secretary- manager of Ihe Chamber of Commerce, commented today: "It is with a great deal of regrer That the Frisco has been farced to withdraw passenger service from Lawlon. Of course. this is brought about by one . . . Ihe public was not using the service to the extent where the company could have a breakeven period. For a number o: years they were operating nt a loss. "We are grateful that they have continued the service as long as they did. It furnished excellent train connections from Lawton to points northeast. "We hale lo see it go but we must face economic facts," Keating added. Mayor Wayne Gilley expressed hope l h a t as this part of Ihe slate continues to grow, the passenger train service may bo resumed at some time in the future. "We regret the loss of Ihe service." ho said, ''but realixe that Frisco can not continue 10 operate the service at a deficit over a long period ot time. "I hope that the loss will not result in a great inconvenience lo visitors lo Lawton. or to rnsi- dents of our cily," .Mayor Gilley concluded. THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION VOLUME 62--NO. 13 (AP) (DPI) THIRD AND A AVE. r LAWTON, OKLA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1963 32 PAGES S I N G L E COPY 5c--STREET EDITION Giant Rig Moved Into Place Drillers Miss Entrapped Miners, Plan Third Try FORTUNE IN CANS. Miami County Sheriff Chester Paulus. left, and Chief Deputy' James McMaken check cans which held 8350,000 in currency buried beneath: a feed ! crackdown on Buddhist opponent mi in ber 19 " -' "··-- '·'-- · v -- n '"'- n; -- n " mill in October 1945. Russell Stacy Altman, 76, who died at the Mayo dini."; in Rochester, Minn,, July 28. told his son, George, of Irwin. Pa., and his .daughter, Mary, of Troy, Ohio, just before his death that he had buried the money under the rr.ill in Trov. _ _ . · J Treaty Worries PO//CC Start Crackdown Libby, Strauss Q/I Drive-In 'Nuisances' Rescuers Still Hope Cave-In Victims Can Locate Escape Hole, Dig Their Way To It HAZLETON, Pa. ( A P I -- D r i l l i n g of a new escape hole for the throe trapped coal miners failed today--apparently by only a few feel, and at a lime u'hen success seemed momenls away. A third try at drilling a liMnch escape hole was ordered. A giant, 10-sfoiy high drilling rig 'was moved into position for Ihe i third try. Rescue workers hadn't given u|i completely on the second, hole, hoping the traupcd men could determine Us loi-iilion in rrlHlrf.) lo them. ' ff Ihey can. il might, bo possible for them (o reiifh it by digging or. failing thill,, il al least w o u l d help pinpoint where Hie drilling wont wrong. .. · The third .diafX,' which is expected to t a k e at Icusl l!l hours, was · : -- loi'rteivd four Irel lo ihe casl anil e i g h t feel to the north of ;hc second, Bui if David Fellin. 55. one ot the trapped men, had his way Ihe rescue workers would gamble everything on an i i M c m p f to enlarge Ihe present six-inch IIMini? hole so lie and Henry Thixini:. 28, could romi? out I ha I wiiy. "Why not iviim Ihe food hole?" a.skwl Kcllin over the microphone connection through il to the surface. "Do you I h i n k I h a i ' s the righ[ thing lo do'.'" countered Cordon S m i i h , deputy stale secretary of mining. "We'll I h i n k about it but 1 believe it would bo e.isipr to move :hc rig and be faster to drill another 12-inch hole. Il seems Vid Buddhists Seem Beaten ' TOKYO (API--Thc Souih Viot- WASHINGTON (AP--Two -former members of the A t o m i c ; Energy Commission -- Lewis L. ' Strauss and Dr. Willard F. Libby I Bv about thc limited nuclear test ban treaty. Libby. now professor of chemistry a: the University 1 of California in Los Angeles, summed up his view at Senate hearings as one of ''worried, reluctant acquiescence." Strauss, who headed the AEG from 1933 ID 195S. w;is more cril- ter heavily tra\'elcd streets in a reckless manner. "Some of them come to ilio drive . in aboul 7 p _ m _ and just _ si[ . RTOanl j unlil afler midnight " he ! added. "\TOen vou run ihem off. of President Ngo Dinh Diem. But the lightning action gave new im- pelus to an angry U.S. government's reassessment of its policy loward Uicm's diclalorial regime. A heavily censored dispatch from AP correspondent M a l c o l m W. Browne in Saigon said t h e , 'Vietnamese anny appeared lo be i remaining loyal lo Diem and re- I bellion seemed unlikely. j In Washington. South Vicl Nam AmbiLisador Tran Van Chuong resigned loday, slating, "I cannot go on representing a govenin-.ent which ignores my advice which 1 disapprove." In recent weeks, Chuor.g has safer, loo, since llicre would he no loss o? I'ommunicalions and food supplies," ridiin-s, Puce 13 going to be ratified. He predicted that the Soviets . RAV ATTKBEKKY Stuff Writer A crackdown against disturbances created by ihe congregation of teen-agers at some drive-in cafes by the police department during | lnev j ust ,,, across i nc street Slav .Municipal court hearings for sev-: awhile and then i-ciurn." · Campbell said he was challeng- · a l sls '' inl P°-· rd by ihe youths when he threat-1 TTOODS n-itrolleri Saieon la»"h- licc chief, and Traffic Capt. Frank , e ned to file charges of creating a ' P .P«ilro"cd Saigon lau^h Murphy, who attended ihc hear- · nuisance against them. "Under cily ordinances, one ol the definitions of a nuisance is the commission of an acl which annoys era! teen-age bo\-s. .'Uford Hcnnessee, ihe stale. ings, -warned Ihe youths that extra efforts will be made- to enforce deal of the treaty but his com-, c i t y ordinances pertaining to such mcnts were .keyed to an apparent; disrurbances. i others expectation that the treaty was; p atro lman Wayne Campbell, who ; is employed by one of ihe local j drive-in cales lo maintain order,; would cheat on the agreement during his off-duly hours, was the ' ^nd said the Senate should attach · complaining two reservations: 1. That nuclear weapons may be used mthout notice "should any ot our allies or any of the tree nations be subjected to armed ag- witness in cases against the Leen-asers, Campbell charged one of the youths. 17. on three counts, including a charge of creating a nuisance. Others were charged gression. , wilh o f [ cnsos ranging from creat- i 2. That there DC free use of nu- j a nuisant;e to operating a ve- ] clear power "to construct har-i W( .| e with improper exhaust sys-1 bors, canals and other peaceful! ^ cm | works" both in U.S. lerriiory or' in that of friendly nations asking Artificial Insemination Sought To Boost Herds such projects. Libby also had discussed the possible restraints of the treaty By TOM SIIAKIIOCK nitrogen, which keeps , semen Stuff 'Writer frozen lo more- than 300 degrees Some 100 Chamber of Commerce ! below zero, This has eliminated officer said many of the I """embers and area beef cattle pro- j the use of dry ice. ^whlch was ers apparently have nothing ' iucers Turned out for a bj'eakfast: used in the past, bul was never do"but drive around the cilv ! Thursday to .hear details of a pro- saiisfaclory. - ' ' and through thc parking areas o f . P° s ^ ^eef mipro^ment _progi'am thc various drive-ins. Campbell The first escape hole effort was abandoned laic Tuesday when Fell! 11 and Throne refxnied Ihat 11 appeared lo be cracking Ihe ceiling over the tiny passageway and of where they have been trapped 331 feet underground for nine days. The first hole look about 22 twice expressed his opposition to hours to drill; the second about 23 Diem policies loward thc Budd- ] --not counting thc six hours lost I hisis. v/no have been proiesting | Wednesday afternoon when a what they call oppressive acts by - drive shaft broke. "We've got a liltlc problem," Gordon Smith, deputy stale secre- Im-y of mining, informed Throne and Fellin by way of the microphone in ihe existing six-inch life- lino hole. i "It Jocks like we've gone to t h e ) I bo Horn rock," said Smith. "It" i looks lo me like we hit bottom | rock. W h i l e stuff is coming up thc 12 inch hole." At Kighi l)'.|'tli Previously, anthracite dust had been coming up the drill as it churned with agonizing slowness. Considering that it was at about the proper depth and that Fellin and Throne were known to be trapped in a seam of coal, thc coal dust was taken as a sign, lhat Ihe drill was about to break I SCENE Of STRUGGLE TO RESCUE MINERS. A low level aerial photo tells the story of men fighting- to rescue three entombed miners near Hazleton, Pa., today. Efforts to reach two of the men, known to be still alive beneath the huge drill rig; at left, were set back today when the 12-inch hole missed the pocket where David Fellin and Henry Throne were trapped. The smaller rig was used to punch a six-inch lifeline hole to Louis Bova, trapped separately. He has not been heard from for several days. (AP Wirephoto) ing and joking. Browne reported, and life was returning to normal as ihe capital sealed down lo liv-' ing under martial law. The ai'mv's wholesale arrest o f ' frr MixriLS, I'mv :. Oil. 5 I Charges Lodged In Acid Assault Io on a project, lo study peaceful' s;lid many ' or the you [ hs make a Sponsor Insemination. of thc breakfast inlo the 'prison chamber, When the drill passed thc coal seam and hit solid rock aguin, it Davis .said the company h a s ! «".'.* °! vious t ^ h a d - m i s s e d been experiment ing with the breed-! W h l l c S L u f t comln S U P' h c h ? was ; ing program since oration that nuclear experts "are about ready" now lo dig a canal by nuclear blasts. Libby said that before voting on meal packing com-1 states. The goal is -lo produce an is attempting to in- \ ideal carcass for market purposes. 1958 in over 25 i Fc " in '' c P ;ietl uses of nudcur explosions. In that j habR ot drivi throu , h the park- i l ' h e Al ^ ou '' j connection, he s;ud without elab- in al , eas almo _ st constanll onie . ; pany which i; _ . . times stopping to be served and : ausrurale the P«sram in Oklaho-1 Under the Armour, plan, he said, sometimes stopping to chat with;'TM- _ , . . , ' | only bulls-which produce calvos of ,, ,. . ** i Vprn rjavis. assis 3ni hef-r ral'ilp: i-hp-Hf»sirrir! m i n h l v nrfv used. He other teen-agers. thc · ' . Campbell said thai when ...^ the treaty the Senale should de-, yout h s drive On t 0 the parking lot, tprmine whether Soviet possession |^ cy invariably put their car gears of a 100-mcgalon bomb is a U n ' ncu u- a l and race the engines, "commanding advantage." He croal j nE a noisy disturbance ac- said he is "worried -that we nave com panied by heavy smoke, not fired one and observed the! j^^ patrolman said the younpi': 1 . effects which must be aweful in-1 drivers spin, their tires on t h e ] deed." I parking -lot as .they 'leave, and .en-1 "I think on the whole 1 probably would 'favor Ihe :treaty," he said. But, before doing so, he Vern Davis, assistant beef cattle; the-desired qualify are- used. He improvement;. marketing manager! said that'experiments have rcvefil told .of some of Ihe .company's experiments in altempling lo produce more marketable cattle. This done, "he said, There seemed to be not the slightest c h a n g e ' I n his voice--although he and Throne obviously knew it was a staggering blow lo I heir · chance o.'.. being rescued soon after being trapped for nine days,. ... At. the time thc. second escape hole missed it s-.-emed -Ihe rescue Bui'ns" Byron, - representative "of operalion was only a fraction away from success, · · .. : Fcllin, co-own,;r of the mine, is advising on Ihe rescue operations. company, was principal : c d ' t h a t n o - o n e breed is superior lo die o t h e r - f o r - t h i s end, Davis was · accompanied- by Eastern Iowa Breeders; which ;is working rath Armour on the pro- added he would "have to sec the latest on the 100-megaton - problem" and have reassurance that thc treaty would-not inhibit progress in the program for .devel-' Sw VUil S. · Area Weather Forecast of of steers-on the - hoof. and in- carcass. The best-appearing animal, semen i gram, The .Iowa firm is one of : the principal artificial' insomnia- We is familial-.with nearly: every· lion companies--now aclive in Ok- iwisl. and turn .of. the mine.' been . Ihroughout, according lo- ihe-. shoes, does- not Cleu;. .to parlly cloudy through I always .produce, thc most market- Ki-iday: continued .warm. HigJi today 98. low .tontBht -70, high lomor- ,-row. 100, high -Wednesday 99,. low ·last-night-eVll'-a.m'. readlnj.31. able cai-cass. ·Davjs - told-, of new .- advances: in the-- artificial; insemination',--field. .The, greatest-is- the- -use.'of'-^liquid laiioma i As lll cy liave Bvron suid Ihe .firm has achiev-!.Throne and Fellin were. noncha- ed a recot-d 'of-.85.-. p s i v - c e n t - conception; a., very ...excellent record. : Da\n's said five Branches'in Oklahoma at present are using the Armour artificial breeding plan.-The nearest. .., lant, jolting ,'and reminiscing, as the.bit bore down,- . - - . ' · . ,Thc .third man, Louis Bova, 42, is separated from 'Fellin' and Throne by a mass of debris. He is i believed about. 25 feet from them.; A chnrge of. aggravated assault u-a.s filed in Special Sessions conn today against a -12-year-old woman who is accused of throwing acid on her former husband last Sunday afternoon. Thc couniy attorney's office filed !he complaint against Thelma F, Hackncr. J3. of 802!:: Gore, al the request of the police department. Mi's. Kackner is accused of | tin-owing a dangerous acid, believ-1 cd to have been nitric acid, on her former husband, Horace Hacklier. -12, The incident allegedly occurred ns Hackncr attempted to enter ihe apartment occupied by his Iwo daughters and former wife.'Police siid Hacklier had charge of thc apartment, but had laken another room and permitted his former wife lo slay in the aparlment with, the daughters during the summer. Hiickiier was seriously injured when he was struck about the face- and arms by ihe acid, which also splashed onto Mrs. Hacklier and resulted in serious burns about her arms. . · -. - . . Temperature Chart ^l-lliiiir HIUII.-O 1-iHlliiK J : 121 Ml : i: KI iilk-Ul · -- TI 11:1111 " -- DT 2:lrtl il.. "». r --- Ill) :i;W).'n. 111. --- |IB -l:lnl II. ill..-- a. "i. -- U:IHI IIITIHI 11:110 p; m, -- · I B - Ttllll KH HMH) KI-.U'.W tKI 10:0(1 71* H:IHI Have A Slice Of 'Hot' Pie Lawton and southwest Oklahoma will have another cut from the same old weather pie today with temperatures expected to reach 9S degrees under clear lo partly cloudy skies. A weak cold front lhat had been headed toward Oklahoma made little progress during the night and the weather bureau said no activity was expected from the fonrc today. Over the state, highs Wednesday ranged from 99 at Gaso to 90 a; City and overnight lows were from 6-1 at Oklahoma Cily' to 72 at Gage and Hobart. High Wednesday in Lawloo was 99 degrees, wiih ihe night-time reading dropping lo 6S. Low tonight, will be 70. Syria Approves U.N. Peace Plan (Cimrliuy fubllu Son-lea. Co.) Trooper Has Lots Of Help ALVA (UVl)--Hlchwuy. Pa- IrulniHii Wruy Dodson had lots of help Wudncsdity night In investigating n two-car cOlli.-Jou ut a rural intersection. . Thii collision inuilved :iuto\ (Irlveii by Woods C°unty Shcr-. iff Doss Gourley and by Dean Cropp, Alva night .jailer. Gourley .was 'accompanied by Uu-. diirsherJIf Elvln Wliite and:Co.;. Attj". Dean Llndcr. No .one Was- Injured.- - . , . ' . . : - f JERUSALEM;, Israel (UPO -Syria has approved a United Nations "peace plan" for simultaneous inspections of both -sides oi its border with Israel, informed sources here said today. Israel accepted Ihe proposal previously, leading to hopes lhat U..V. intervention will avert further border incidents that could threaten the peace in the Middle East. Israel's acceptance had ! been contingent on Syrian approval. · There were no reports ot fighting along the frontier Wednesday in contrast to ground and air clashes that flared up Tuesday. The day before. Israel reported Lhat '. two 19-year-olds returning fvom work in the fields near the demilitarized, zone were shot and killed by Syrian soldiers, Both countries, blamed- the other, in complaints to.the United Nations. At- U.N. headquarters in. New York; sources said the Security Council will convene on the issue either Friday or Monday, Three other ' Arab nations, all ot them, at odds with Israel; sinco its independence in 19-1S, acted to demonsirate their support for I Syria-' in the- quarrel. They are j Iraq. Jordan and the United. Arab Republic. Gen. Odd Bull of Norway, commandant of the U.N. li'uce team, returned.', to Jerusalem from Damascus where he and Premier -Salah Bitar .-discussed the tense Situation. - - - · · ' V_

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