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; ' Area Weather'Forecasf . .Clear lo partly cloudy this afler: noon, tonight and Saturday, continued hot. mm lomor- . row 102, low tonight 75. high Thurs;day 102, low last night 75. 11 a.m. reading 9-1. THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION Temperature Chart 34-1 tour It line:'* Jindlnc Tydny Ji :nn noo -- flfl J'J :N(| nlfflir -p. m. -- 'M 1 :'M) n, m. -p. in. -- I(H) 2:(HI n. H:ftO p. m. -- J -1:00 jl. ni. -- ;i:(Hi IU ni. --I:(HI K, m, -. -- JOO 5:WI a, m. -- TR fl:ijfj p. rn. -- »!t f7:U(( n- m. -- ?. T:W p. m. -- !)fi 7:Xt B. m. -- 17 H : f w n, in. -- itj S:(HI n. rn. -- *L p. i a. m. -- 2S ·. l(i:lil) j. m. -- KS \n-M ;i. ni. -- :« 'go; 11:1111 j.. m. -- X7 11:1111 n. m. -- :il i C n u r m y r n l i l l B Si-rvlri- Co.) VOLUME 62--NO. 14 (AP) ( D P I ) (AP) WIREPHOTO THIRD AND A AVE., LAWTON, OKLA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1963 20 PAGES SINGLE COPY 5c--STREET EDITION ^ Rescue Will Take-Another.30 Hours, Though Drill Almost There, Excited Miners Shout HAZI.KTON. 1'a. (AD--l:»vid ri'llin. oS. mill Ili-in-v Thi-uiitf. 2S, two of MIC trnppi'd (.-col ruin- c-r. H'poHi-d in I'.vi-iu'd xhtml- (iiilsiv that il si-1-nn-il to UK-HI t h e I'^-int-h rM'iipi- hnlr ;i||H-ar-I nbmil to lr di'illi-d into (lu-ir rliniiilii-r when- Iht-v n:ivi- hrt-n H-ippitt .1:1 L fi-rl iiiicU-i-vnnuul for II) liny-, li M-niilil t:\ki- ailiitlu-r o(l hours imirt-, HI lr:i-,l. lo x^l llu-iii mil. By -IA.MKS V. 1.A.MH HA2LETON. Pn. ( A P - Drill- Ing »l a nrw escape hole for lite three trapped miners ronched ci poinl today where {wo of ihe men reported they could hear I h e drill. The 1-e-Reue crews slowed i h c piicr of ihc g i a n t drilling vis. which stands 10 siorics hirh. and proceeded iTiutiously around the 7,00-foot level. 1 Tliry asked David fellin. 5S, and Henry Throne, 2S. 10 keep a close watch on Ihc ceiling above t h e 1-l-by-fl-foot duimber w h e r e they have been I rapped 331 feet i underground foi 1 10 days, , "Lei us know the first signs of j d u s t or anything." Ihc man h n n - dling comniunicaiiuns from ihe surface- lold iliom via a microphone through ihe six-inch lifeline hole. "Keep irack of it and toll us when 10 stop." "\Ye will." replied Kellin. Two previous escape- hole tries have failed the latest one Thursday. If all goes well, ihc 12-inch d r i l l wns expected lo break ihroiijrh around m i d a f i r r n o o n . Dnllinu' slowed to avoid any possibility of a new cave-in. A f t e r the 12-inch hole is com- pleic-d. ihe next step will be to enlarge it lo 17 inches. This proh- I ably will lake another 30 hours. : A second d r i l l i n g rig. much : smaller t.han Ihe lO-stoi-y-high one i horin? ihe escape hole, is d r i l l i n c i a four-inch-ho'.e. t o w a r d t h e area ' where Louis Bova, -18. is believed . trapped, Bova was separated from Ihe ' others by about 23 fel of debris a f t e r a cave-in 10 days ago -- i about 9 a.m. Aug. 13. [ A six-inch lifeline hole reached ! Throne and Fellin last Sunday, · but Bova has had no food since t h e cave-in except what he m i g h t have had wilh him. | Throne and Fellin sleep fitfully at random limes. Two mechanical breakdowns delayed Hie escape hole drilling for a t n t a l of 3 l -j hours before dawn today. E.xpens on ihe drilling rics ex-: pec! difficul'.ics as a mailer of routine in going through hard rock. They have a complete 1 dup l i c a t e set of parLs on hand al all times. O p l i m i s m prevailed for Throne and F"cllin. Bova's Tale was un- cerlain. There have been no re- pons abou 1 . him since Tuesday niglil. when Throne a n d Fc-llin said they heard brief shouts a n i l Uippincr, A Navy survival cxperl al the scene said Bova's survival chances appeared s l i m . On Ihe Ihird f r o n l . specialists ^vJl!l i-adioacii\ T e male-rial lushc-d in fi-oin n i l over Ihe nation, slood ready lo m a k e f u r l her probes to riolermine how close a previous 12-inch hole came to Fellin and Throne. I n i t i a l efJorts w i t h a Geiger c o u n t e r Thursday failed lo disclose the distance. Lf. Richard Anderson, of the Naval Medical Research Inslitule in Bel.hesda, Md,, a physician wcil versed in survival techniques, gave advice lo Feltin and Throne early today. Me said. "As long as there's food, water and hope, they're going lo get along fairly well." Andei-sor. said Ihe fact t h a t Bova ; has been trapped w i t h o u t food o r ; water for 10 days doesn't mean he's not alive. '· "But his chances are pretly ; slim," lie added. ; I I . Beechr-r Charmbury. slalc ' secretary of mines, said ihe l a r g e r drill was pencilling 33 feel an hour. "We can po at a much f a b l e r rale now t h a t we know tho geological slruclure," he said. Jfe said he was "verv omimis- '·· I l i e " the Ihird 12-inch hole would be a success. "We were very disappointed w i l h Ihe hole we missed but we are gliicl lhaf the men down there are keeping their spirits tin. The f a i l u r e (Thursday morning) was 1 probably a 'uigger disappoinl- ', me:il lo us lhan lo Lhem." ; Anderson lold Fellin ajid Throne '· to keep warn; and instrucle-d Throne to put some o i n t m e n t on it · cul on his hand. ' "Tyke care of lhe hand, put a ; bandage on i l . " he lold Throne. i He also told Fellin 10 p u t on "some nice fresh socks." At one point f'rllin reported, "I've col a pain in my" · Elwood Tito, who is operating lhe c o m m u n i c a l i o n s lo l h e men, asked Fellin: "Do von have a cold?" FcllJn replied: "I don't know. I , put on a pad, though." Chcirn-.bury said he was "not too optimistic" about Ihe lesis w i t h the radioactive probe, but f u r t h e r tosls were scheduled lo augment the rescue operalion. in which all slops are being pulled out. The Ihird 12-inch hole was be-', gun abour 6 p.m., Thursday night. ' but il was haired less t h a n two · hours later when Ihe Geiger counter was lowered i n t o Ihe original six-inch lifeline ro Fellin and Throne. A t the snme t i m e a ; piece of radioactive cobalt was raised and lowered i n t o :ho second 12-inch hole which missed the trapped men. A f t e r an hour and a half n o i h i n g much more i h n n background radiation was received on ihe Geiger counter, surface workers indicated, and the probe was aban- i doned. Drilling resumed Immediately. Already, unsuccessful efforts on t h e t w o previous 12-inch holes-the first of which had to be abandoned because it was loo close to the men a n d caused secondary , rock falls--resulted in Ihe loss ot . more lhan 40 hours. The second 1^' inch Hole apparently missed the men by a few feet. They are in an underground pocket about 1-J feet long and 9 feet wide. Plan.-: for tho final rescue effort called for d r i l l i n g a 12-inch hole and then reaming it to 17 inches and, if necessary, depending on t h e condition of the men and ol her factors, to 2-1. Fellin and Throne continued to hold iheir spirits high with a stream of humor lo rescuers above, boosting Lheir morale. Senate Group Approves Rail Settlement Bill WASHINGTON f A P i -- The Sena i e Commi-rco Commille. working against a Thursday sirikr. Headline, approved today a hill p r o v i d i n g (or b i n d i n c hrbiiraiion 10 se'itlr ;ho deadlocked dispute ovrr railroad work rules. Tho b i l l , c a l l i n g for thr- crealion of a seven-man a r b i t r a t i o n board, is 10 be laken up by Ihc Senate Monday. Tho hoard would bo composed of t w o roprosonuilives of ihe car- ' riers and Iwo of the unions and of Ihree public members designated by i ho olher four members, 01". if they.-me vialA- 'o asm-, appoinied b\ ihe President. : The c o m m i i i p e rejected Prosi- denl Konnedy's proposal for sub- · m i l l i n g ihc four-year-old d i s p u t e ; lo ihr Interstate Commerce Com-; mission, which would have been ; empowered lo issue work r u l e s ' binding for iwo years. I Kolliin's Win/ rropnsnl 'The bill follows the lines ot a ; proposal made a week ago by : Secretary of 1-abor W. Willnrd \\irlr. lor creation of an arbiira: tion panel. I The bill, approved by the Corn- ' mrrec Committee withoui dis-'. sent, would bar a strike or walkout or the posting of new work rules, pending arbitration of the dispute. The bill provides for referring to the arbitration board the iwo rnain issues in dispute--firemer.'s jobs and Ihe make-up of n'ain crews. Collective bargaining would be nlicmpic-d on olher lesser issues in dispute, bu; il they could not be n-solvr-d by negotiation they .ilso would be- submitted lo the board for arbitration. The arbitration board would be · required to begin its hearings 30 ] days afior enactment of the legislation or al such earlier date as; the parties and the board m i g h t , acrrec upon. ' f i l l - D a y L i m i t The board would have to file its award not later lhan 60 days a f i c r il commenced its hearings. · and in no evenl later than 90 days , after enactment of the resolution. \Virtx' proposal, accepted .immediately withoui reservation by · the carriers and conditionally by j the five rail unions involved in the j dispute, was to submi; the two key issues to an arbitration panel composed of management, union ; rmd public representatives. Other | issues, s'JCh as wage structure, I would be left to separate negotia- j tion. I The two parlies, however, j hogged down in living lo reach j agreement on timing and proce-' (lures. ' House Deals Chief M ' ners Blow, Slashes Aid Bill $585 Million WASHINGTON ( A P ' -- The House ;:;iv President Kennedy a stunning setback today by slashing SfiS.i m i l l i o n from the foreign aid b i l l , A'uion of Republicans and S u u i l i c r n Democrats pul over the deep cut in a lasi-minule maneuver. At first. Ihe cul was interpreted as being Sl.02j.000.OCO. But a large pan of the Jimount, while nuthori/.ed by t h e last year, harl not been requested in t h i s year's bill. Thus, part of Ihe reduction did not count as far as this year's men- Up Courage, Sing, Laugh READY FOR SCHOOL. Lawlon secondary school principals confer with Superintendent John Shoemaker and administrators in preparation for the start of the 196364 term. Seated, from left. John Sadberry, Douglass school; Glenn Dosser, Eisenhower Junior-Senior high; Shoemaker, Gene Hancock. Lawton high; Zearl Harmon, Central Junior hiph, and A. Richardson. Tomlinson Jun- I ior high. Standing, from left, are Ward McCracken, deputy clerk: and assistant snpcruHendcnLs John Elkins and Hugh Bish. A complete enrollment .schedule for Cameron college a.nd Lawton public school students will appear in Sunday's Constitution-Press. (Staff Photo.) City Airman Dies In Utah Auto Mishap A 2li-YEAK-old I-awton man, stationed at Hill Air Force Base. Ogden. Utah, was killed today in a one-car accident on U. S. S9 near the mouth of Wcbcr Canyon south of Ogden. Base authorities identified the victim as Airman 3-C Richard Lee Newell, stationed wilh the. 2727th Airmunirions Squadron al Hill AFB. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.ODC.-I L. Newell. -1319 Santa Fe. Driving Without license?' srae . bquarmg Police Start Check Plan ', A new system of checking the records of I t - a f T i c law violators has , been placed in operalion by the police dennrtmenl lo trnck down those 1 who are driving while iheir licenses are under suspension, il was an- I nounced today. ! Traffic Capl. Frank Murphy said such cases will be transferred lo l i n e county attorney's office lo be filed in Special Sessions court under iho state motor vehicle laws. | 1 If the cases are handled in Mu; nicipal court, they can only be filed under the ordinance which 225 At Post Get 10-Cent Pay Hike l. enlered the Air Force three years ago and had been stationed at Hill AFB since last March when he returned from a lour ot duty in Japan, Injured in · the accident was Airman 3-C Augustine Villar Jr.. Winlield, Kan., also sia- tioned at the air base. He was "reported in serious condiiion. Investigating officers said the car apparently left the highway at a high rale of speed and traveled some 380 feet before landing in a water-filled ditch. The accident was not discovered until Villar crawled to the highway and flagged down a passing motorist. re-quires thai nil drivers possess valid licenses. Conviction under any city ordinance provides a 1 maximum of S20 fine, and ;x jail · sentence can be imposed. ] Stiff Pi-unities i If Ihc cases arc transferred to di-y workers will receive a 10 cent : the county attorney's office, chars- ;. nou) . increasc in lhe ncxl I es of driving while a license was . , : , . under suspension may be Clod un- P'" 1 * P cnoJ fol!om "S ttlc -^ m V Al1 ' dor the stale chauffeur and opera-' Force Wage Board's adoption of Approximately 235 Fort'Sill laun- Before U.N. U N I T E D NATIONS. N.Y, (AP) --Israel and Syria square off i n , Ihc U.N. Security Council today, j each accusing Ihe olher of a g - ] gression. The special council session had : been sel for Monday bul was a d - ' winced al Ihe. insislencc of Israeli ' Ambassador Michael Comay. lie claimed Syrian guns shelled two i Israeli selflemcnts near the Syrian · border Wednesday night. ! It was Ihe first time in 10 years i t h a t Israel had originated a com-; plain: in the council instead of j following up Arab charges wilh | counter charges. In preliminary talks with coun-: cil members, Comay said the 11- j nation group's aciion would show hether Israel could gel satisfac- j sure is concerned. The auiliori/,ation stood at S3.5 billion. The President had asked SI.3 billion. The House Foreign Affairs committee cut lhal to S-l.l billion, ynd the surpijs? mcvc Ir,- dny cm it another S"S5 million. The r e d u c i i o n - ils"lf 'WHS put i n t o UK? bill on H roll call vote of 2^2-lSS. On f i n a l passage ;i l i t t l e l a t e r . Hi" roll call eount was ?J.!-186. In Ihe f i n a l vote. 172 DcmocralR anil y.' R^puMit-ans voicd for Ihc b i l l nivl G6 Democrats and ]20 Re- p\ibllc.'nis ,-igainst it. Both voles were n direct turnaround from Ihe record of Thursday nicht's long session \^-hen ad- vwHie-i of the reduciion lost all around. (!«-iili-n TlnirMliiy Niirht A Krpup of R e p u b l i c f m s bent on slashing Ihc money total in the conlrovcrsijil bill was bralen at every l u m Thursday night. A f i n a l roll call vole was postponed u n l i l today under a tech- n i c a l i t y invoked by a Republican. The senate has been considering a foreign aid bill of iis own in committee. This was interrupted by Ihc hearings on Ihe limited nu- clenr test-ban treaty, and the Senate commiucc is not expected to gel back to foreign aid for at least several weeks. While administration leaders held the line on the S-l.l billion authorisation, their fight lor this vear is far from over. Bellmon Backs Nesbitt Plan On Gamblers \ · OKLAHOMA CITY fAPl--Gov. ' Henry Bellmon pledged his full support today behind -A crackdown on professional gambling in Okla- 1 homa. A t t y . Hon. Charles Nesbitt has asked Bollmon for up to SJO.OOO lo f i n a n c e ihc investigation, The Republican governor said he didn't : know whrre tho money would ' come, from -- or if it could be : obtained -- but declared: i "We're just as interested as | anyone in controlling gambling ; and all olher kinds of vice." ', Bellmon held a one-hour news ' conference -- the first in a week. He has been at Ihc Southern Gov- · emors Conference in White Sul- : phur Springs. \V. Va, The governor said he held a 30- i m i n u r e conference with Nesbift. a · Democrat. !his morning concerning Ncsbitt's request /or funds I from the governor's appropriation to hire q u a l i f i e d investigators. ; Nesbitt said he has received re; ports l h a i professional gambling, . "wirh its links lo organi?.ed crime" ' exists in several counties -- ir,- ' eluding resort areas of eastern Oklahoma. "We are going lo make every Sf* HKI.I..MON. l-iur*- 1, C"l. By II. D. I'niled Pre-s I n i v r n i i t i n n n T "r'rom this valley they s;iy you are going . . ." Eleven days under, and I h e entombed men are singing. Two of them. "I miss your bright eyes and sweet srnile , . ." Joking, laughing at death. "Ask Gene, did I get any traffic tickets?" The third man down there in tho caved-in coal mine . . . well, h^'s trapped in another compsrt- menr and noihing has been heard Irom him since Tuesday. The rescuers and Ihe relatives and Ihe j well-ivishers and rhc morbidly · curious on the surface, 330 feet . above, .seem lo have quietly agreed lo stop talking aboul him. ; But David Fellin. 58. and Henry 'Throne. 2S. are fighting ihe good fight -- as are their kinfolk on the surface, tho way veteran mine families always do in the tragedies of mar's fight to tap the , earth. ; Throne sings " River Val- .ley." Fellin is a "Pennsylvania Polka" man. His wife. Anna, 47. pad - eyed but composed, has ' wucheri at the surface every day. "They'll get Davey out -- I , know they will." she says, F;toes Lone Odds But Fellin's brother, Joseph. 51 and just retired, says he figures Ihere is a b o u t a lOQ-fo-1 chance and he adds: "We both should · have given up mining years ago 1 -- only reason you don't is that it's the only place to go.' 1 An expert on the surface, Lr. PJchard Anderson of the Naval Research Institute, says he thinks they can hold out a long tin-.e. "Ti's a h-ibuie lo iheir guts that they haven't given up by now, i That's always the worn 1 - Sut ! these are pretty tough charac- ; ters." i You drive out along a dirt road i to the outskirts of t-he village ol ic, r»i:u 2, Cul. i announced .loday. lor license laws which provide stiff · a S1.25 per hour m i n i m u m wage, it I tion from the council, where the - - · - · - · - - · - - - · - j - · ' Soviet Union has exercised ils veto occasionally on behalf of the Arabs. The Israeli Parliament said Wednesday night that Israel would I exercise its fight of self defense. Powder Bomb penalties upon conviction. Under the stale law. a fine of at least SO must be assessed on j a( lhe , win ha ; vc lheil , pay conv-icuon of a first offense, with : adjus(ed receiving about 25 per a maximum of S200.. j cenl mo ;. e ^an lne VVOT kers. L'pon conviction of a second and subsequent offense, a minimum fine o.' S100 is provided, with a cent more The wage plan revision was authorized June.20 and will be effective beginning the torsi pay period Army Jakes Firm Control 01 Vietnamese Ministries .mandatory jail sentence of i i t l a [ l c l . |0 ,j a ., j least 30 days. The maximums i n - 1 This ,,.,,, bc , h e firsl ^^ Ior j elude SoOO fine and li'-month jail , h(? worke ,, s and . suporvisors s ',nce ! sentence. . | August. 1961, when the m i n i m u m Sgt. B. J. Szaikowski of the po- wage was_raised fj-om SI lo S1.15. Laundiy workers in -pay gi-adcs , one through six will receive the ] ulil atin records checks on serious ! salary increasc. ' Members of Fort Sill s explosive violau'ons and cases of driving No employe will lake a pay re-1 ordnance disposal uivi. arc assist- without a license. . duction. New schedules are .in ef- j ing local officers in an investiga- It- was such a check which r e - i ' e c t : a t installations throughout ihc | tion to determine iho bliisUiig ' lice records and identification bureau said the police department ; Found In Truck SAIGON', Viet Nam (API--Vietnamese armed forces appeared today lo be taking over control of ministries in Preside-ill Ngo Dinh Diem's administration, without challenge lo his over-all leadership. The pwornmom announced all ministries will lake orders Irom the military- for the duration .ol lhe martial law pei-iod.' Amid political .turmoil over the government's blows-al its Buddhist opponents. U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge visited two monks who have -lived in .asylum jn the American aid .mission since escaping there from arrest. .U.S. .sources said Lodge ,paid.a courtesy call on .the monks .barely ter. .he .amved'-in ..trou- bled Saigon Thursday n i g h t ' as the envoy of-President Kennedy's i administration. ; I The visit of the tall, 61-yeiir- i old American, diplomat to the I-yellow-robed refugees even _before ] meeting Diem, a Roman Catholic, seemed significant Lodge was reported to /have asked · some American officials later lo .take suitable, food . t o - t h e | monks., who;arc -.vegetarians. His I predecessor. Frederick E. Nolling rJi-:, was reticent .about liavying : ;iny contacts with B u d d h i s - t monks, . · · The cap.ilal -was alive with rumors of general'strikes, Buddhist suicides and street .fights, but cbn- .ditions .appeared quiet- with, the U.S.-supplicd Vietnamese army,-on swatch. .under.,m'artial jaw.. suited Thursday i:i the filing of a ! U.S. charge in Special Sessions court j | against Gerald Hooks, 25, of 301 j ' Lee.'-who was to be arraigned this I afternoon. · Kucord ' . Police recoi-ds indicated Hooks; has a traffic violation record dat-'. ing back to 1955, and that during j the pasl S'/; years, he has been : i convicted or forfeited- bonds iJi po- i j lice court on five charges of driv-1 I ing without- a license, -six of reck- i ! less driving, three of-' leaving ari'l j accident scene, and one each o f ! 'speeding, .exceeding a safe speed,' ' driving to the left of center, and ! driving while .under the 'influence I of intoxicants. . ' · ' j Department .of. Public Safely records indicated. Hooks', license was suspended for three rrionlhs July 17, 1962; .for six'months lasl April 2,'and for an, indefinite, term ·j July.-M for. failure to comply-with.' Soa GHJCCKS, fage 2, .Col...I '. ATTENTION! Constitution .' Subscribers · ' In Lawton For'only b've cents extra-per week,.'your earner .will deliver the Saturday edition-of-- ' ' .' ' · The Morning Press. Place your order .with your · · ' carrier boy. or iusl call EL 3-0620: and : ask for-"circulation'" · del' in a homemade bomb which was found in the back of a truck and taken lo the police station. Assisting lhe police urc mem- j bers of the Gist Ordnance Detach- j mont' CEOD), who disarmed lhe bomb and rendered mill of it harmless to be held for evidence. ] ! Officials said the olher half'exploded by lhe ordnance detachment u n i t lo determine the I type of blasting powder. ; In other-.activity during the.past week, the unit- went lo Madill lo check. 287 electric . blasting caps | which 'were' prepared and burned ! in the' Madill cily d u m p . - · ·. | The u n i t 'also- hand'.cd l i t e ' d i s - ·.position, of throe pounds of nitror gel, .an explosive used in seismograph work, whicli had been left in- an Elk City' hardware store almost a. year ago' .by. a burglar now.'in custody ill-Texas,, Officials said t h e . explosive will be'.disposed .of on-.Fort- Sill's-west^ ' ' ' ' Wlrrpholo) ... · . ' \.\r- */rr|nii»iu^ -. , ' . READY ESCAPE CAPSULE. 1 'Rescue workers' prepare to unload from truck a 24-. J 'J inch diameter; specially,built cylindrical steel capsule.-which it is ; hoped 1 _'_ · .1 i :_^ u - i_ TM,,--C^.«», -F-vTrtwi nrViavA 4-Vi air' li *a ITA Koon An TT.m "h A/"l TlAa.?* "fTazl^*- 1 .

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