The Lawton Constitution And Morning Press from Lawton, Oklahoma on January 9, 1966 · Page 6
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6? THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION-MORNING PRESS, Sunday, Jon. 9, 1966 Harris Selection As Top Young Man Based On State, U.S. Senate Service By BILL CRAWFORD U.S. SEN. Fred R. Harris of Lawton, who, at 35, has made a name for himself in the world of politics, is one of the nation's 10 Outstanding Young Men of 1965. Oklahoma's junior Senator and nine other top young men in the nation, including two astronauts, will be honored by the U.S. Jaycees at an awards Congress in SI. Paul, Minn., Friday and Saturday. Sen. Harris' winning nomination for the distinguished honor was submitted by Don Whitaker, Jaycee president, in behalf of the Lawlon Junior Chamber of Commerce. Whitaker will represent Laivton at the awards banquet. HARRIS' selection was based on his service in the Oklahoma Stale Senate and in the U.S. Senate, where in his freshman term, he presided over the Senate for nearly 120 hours -- more than any other man including the vice president and the president pro-tempore. lie has one of the highest voting records in the Senate, having answered almost every roll call during the session. The Top Ten Young Men in the nation are featured in the current issue of Look Magazine, bringing nalonal prominence to Lawton and Oklahoma. In commenting on (lie 28th annual awards, national Jaycee president Jim Skidmore said these men "reflect the strength of this nation and the world." IN THE first session of ^he S9lh Congress, Harris was named to three major Senate committees and nine important sub-committees and was one of the few freshman senators ever named chairman of the sub-committee during his initial year in Congress. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Harris of Hastings, Sen. Harris is one of the youngest U.S. Senators in the country- Born in a modest two-room home on the edge of Walters, Harris has risen to national prominence from a Cotton County farm boy back-ground, successfully pursuing twin careers in politics and law. AFTER serving in tlie State Senate. Harris was elected lo fill the unexpired term of the late Sen. Robert S. Kcrr, beating the Republican candidate, former football coach Bud Wilkinson, one of the TOYM judges and a past recipient of the award. Harris already has been hailed as "another Bob Kcrr" in Washington's political circles, and is considered by many as one of the outstanding young members of the upper chamber. Following his graduation from (he University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1054. where he was a Phi Beta Kappa, he joined a Lawton law firm (Bledsoe. Nicklas Chrisman) as an associale. Seven 'In Running 1 For City's Top Man Lawton's outstanding young '"' -- · -'man of 1965 will be honored Fri- . day at a joint awards luncheon meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce in the Hotel Lawtonian ballroom. Seven young Lawton m e n have been nominated for t h e Distinguished Service Award presented each year by the Lawton Jaycees. Stanley Learned, Phillips Petroleum Co. president, will be keynote speaker at Ihe luncheon, which is open to the public. The award will be made by Richard Glenn, luncheon chairman and winner of the 1964 award. Nominated for Ihe honor include the following and t h e club making the nomination: William H. (Bill) Crawford, bank vice president, Noon Lions; Wayne Hawpe, insurance salesman. Westside Rotary: Jerry Johnson, mortician, Jaycees; H. D. Ladyman, employment service clerk, Jaycees: (1962. He served nine year. 1 ; as State Sen. Al TerriU, Breakfast! chairman of the executive corn- Optimist; Paul Welch, oil dis-j mittce and assistant lo the pres- tributor, Downtory Rotary, a n d l i d e n t . STANLEY L E A R N E D . . . to be speaker Don Whitaker, business machines sales. Noon Lions. Identity of the award winner ·will be kept secret until the presentation. Deadline for mak- His advancement to top company executive responsibilities began in J a n u a r y , 1944. when he was appoinled vice chairman! of Phillips operating committee. I ing luncheon reservations is 5 Six months later, he became) p.m. Thursday at the Chamber j chairman of (his commillce. In| of Commerce office. Judging by a 3-man selection 1949. he was elected a vice president, director, and member of committee will be based on con- the executive committee. He tributions to the general com-1 was advanced to executive vice munity welfare, evidence of president and assistant lo the! leadership ability, personal and business progress and contributions to the general development of the state by service. Learned, who will address the award candidates and the Joint Jaycee - Chamber audience, has headed Phillips Petroleum Co. as president since April 24. president in 1951. Born in Lawrence. Kan., Nov. 5, 1902. Learned attended Lawrence public schools and the University of Kansas. He was graduated from Ihe University of Kansas in 1924 with a B. S. degree in civil engineering. Prayer, Bible Conference To Attract 200 Delegates About 200 delegates are expected to attend an annual Ok" Shirel, minister, as the host pastor. lahoma district prayer and Bi- ,^ tev \ E ' F - Cannon. Arkansas ., , . ,, TT . I district superintendent, will be ble conference of the United | keynote speaker at the confer- Pentecostal Church here Mon-jence. Rev. C. A. Nelson Clare- day through Wednesday, more, district superintendent. Meetings will be held at the United Pentecostal Church, Ninth and G, with Rev. Harley will preside. M. D. Deal, Dewar, Okla., is district secretary treasurer. Sukarno's Wife Says He's In Control Of Indonesia TOKYO (UPI) --President Ir an exclusive interview Sukarno's young Japanese wife with United Press Internation-! aaid Saturday her husband lal, Madame Ratna Sari Dewi In 1956, he opened his own office and the next year took in a partner. By 1962, the firm had grown to include three partners (Ralph Newcombe, ManvDle Redman and John Doolin), one of the largest and most successful law firms in Southwest Oklahoma. IN 1956, less than a year and a half following graduation from law school, Harris was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate, at the age of 25, the youngest member of that body. During his eight-year service in the State Senate, he became a powerful force for good government in Oklahoma and was instrumental in securing the Southwestern Turnpike. As chairman of the Economic and Industrial Development Committee of the Slate Senate, Harris is credited with helping to stimulate Oklahoma's program for economic and industrial development. He drafted and secured passage of the Local Industrial Financing Act, now known as the "Harris Act," providing for revenue bond financing of new or expanded industrial plants. AN OKLAHOMA pioneer in the field of human rights, Sen. Harris drafted and secured passage of a law creating the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission, prohibiting discrimination in state employment and contributing much to Oklahoma's fine record in the field ol civil rights. He was a leader in such major governmental reforms as the merit system for stale employes, which virtually ended the political patronage system. In 1964, after eight years in the Oklahoma Senale. Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate. On his suggestion in Washington, the Special Sub-Com- mitlce on Government Research was created, and Harris was appointed chairman. Under his supervision, the sub-committee has launched intensive studies into the government's S15 billion per year research and development programs with the aim of developing a national research manpower policy, eliminating duplication and wasle, and making research results more freely accessible. THE WALL STREET Journal, Time and Newsweek Magazines, SI. Louis-Post-Dispafch and Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times have all named Harris as one of the outstanding young members to come lo the U.S. Senate in recent years. Members of lhe Oklahoma Congressional delegation have elected Harris their chairman. In Lawlon. Harris was active in all civic affairs, from the time he moved here in 1954 until his election. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army, the Great Plains Historical Association, Lawton Jaycees, lhe Rotary, Masons and .Shrine. Because of his civic activities and record in the slale Senate, Harris received Die Oklahoma Jaycees' Outstanding Young Man of Oklahoma Award in 195!). Capital newsmen named him "Ihe busiest and hardest-working member of lhe Oklahoma legislature" during the 1963 session. HARRIS' speaking career began as a member of the Walters High School Future Farmers of America, which he represented in public speaking contests, winning stale and nalional honors. He was the Oklahoma state FFA oratorical champion in 1948 and a member of award-winning beef and poultry Judging teams. Mrs. Harris -- belter known as LaDonna -- will attend the awards weekend celebration in St. Paul. The Harrises have Ihree children, Kathryn, 15, a Lawton High School sophomore debate student; Byron, S, a student at Whittier Elementary School, and Laura, 4. Two Spacemen, LBJ Press Aide In 1965's 'Elite' SENATOR Fred R. Harris is in "good company" as one of the Top 10 Young Men in the nation. Among the recipients of the award are a pair of astronauts, a presidential press secretary and a 28-year-old author confined to earth by paralysis. The top 10 we're named Saturday by the U. S. Jaycees as outstanding young men of 1965. Announcement of the selection was scheduled for Monday, but news reports began leaking out Friday night. RICHARD CHAPUT, paralyzed from the neck down after polio struck him when he was 9, used private tutoring to develop a creative writing style which has led to publication of several articles and short stories written from his bed in Nashua, N.H. His autobiography, "Not To Doubt," was published in 1964. Of it, Richard Cardinal Cushing said, "It is the story of a young man bedridden for many years. He found his place. Lord, in our plans. He understands the meaning of suffering. So did I, after reading his story." Chaput uses a special typewriter which he activates with his tongue to write his articles. Despite his confinement, Chaput has become a public speaker with the help of a portable bed which he takes with him whenever he leaves his permanent residence in a Nashua nursing home. JOINING him on the Jaycees' list of honor are astronauts Edward H. White II and Charles Conrad Jr.. space scientist Donald D. Williams of Inglewood, Calif. Sen. Fred R. Harris of Oklahoma, presidential press secretary Bill D. Moyers, educators Arthur E. Turner of Midland, Mich., and Frederick P. Whiddon of Mobile, Ala., egg producer Fred Rpdgers Adams .Ir. of Jackson, Miss., and Jerry Broadway composer- BILL D. MOYERS Alexandria, Va. CHARLES CONRAD JR. Houston, Tex. EDWARD H. WHITE II Houston, Tex. JERRY HERMAN New York City Herman, lyricist. FRED R. ADAMS, Jr. Jackson, Miss. for 21 minutes on June 3. A native of San Antonio, Tex., the 35-year-old White was an Air Force experimental test pilot before his sc-lection in 1962 as an astronaut. COiN'RAO, also 35, teamed with command pilot Gordon Cooper Jr. in August for an eight-day space mission which overcame mechanical problems to set a space endurance record. The flight among other factors, gave space officials an opportunity to evaluate the effects of prolonged exposure of the two-man crew to the space environment. Although not an astronaut, Williams was chosen [or his role in developing communications satellites. As chief scientist of They will receive their awards Ihe communication satellite lab- at a Jaycee congress in St. Paul oratory at Hughes Aircraft Co,, Minn.. Friday and Saturday, I the 34-year-old engineer devised Jan. 14-15. White became America's first space walker when he remained outside his Gemini 4 spaceship and demonstrated the basic control systems for spin-stabilized satellites such as Syncom and Early Bird. Blaze Damages 5-Room House Fire caused an estimated $375 damage to a five-room house and its contents at 1815 Jefferson Saturday afternoon, firemen reported. The call was one of five answered by firemen Saturday morning and afternoon, The house, owned by Oscar Hawkins, received damage to the walls and ceilings of two rooms. A new stove and refrigerator also were damaged, firemen at Station No. 2 said. The fire apparently started around 12:30 p.m. from an overheated skillet and spread to the walls, firemen said, causing about S225 damage to the house and $150 to the contents. The second fire in two days at .11') Park was doused by firemen about 1:45 p.m. The fire Saturday was caused by a small gas explosion and resulted in no injuries and minor damage, firemen at Station No. 1 reported. A fire Friday morning caused about $3,000 damage lo the upstairs portion of the s a m e apartment house, firemen reported. The building is owned by James Smith. Firemen were also summoned to 1509 Baldwin around 9 a.m. Saturday to extinguish a blazing cook stove. Only minor damage to the stove was reported. Other calls Saturday included a grass fire near Scott Road about 11:50 a.m. and a mattress fire at B:20'/ 2 G about 2:57 p.m. RICHARD CHAPUT Nashua, N. H. MOYERS, 31, was cited for his role as President Johnson's press secretary and active participation in major policy decisions. A longtime associate of the President, Moyers became [an assistant to Johnson when Johnson was still a senator. Whiddon and Turner each were chosen for their activity in Uie founding and developing of educational institutions. Turner, 34, founded Northwood Institute in Midland, Mich, pushing its enrollment upward 850 per cent in six years and expanding its assets from less than 5100,000 to more than S6 million. Whiddon led the founding movement for the University of South Alabama at Mobile and became the university's first president. He was cited for his achievement in organizing the university and placing it on an operational basis within a brief period, giving it an enrollment J2.200 students within two years after its first class. ADAMS won recognition for his enterprise in developing the Adams Egg Farms at Edwards, Miss., which claims to be the world's largest producer of eggs. The Farms, using an automated processing plant, produced 17,000 cases of eggs weekly in 1965. ARTHUR E. TURNER Midland, Mich. FREDERICK P. WHIDDON Mobile, Ala. STOVALL i, ERWiN I N S U R A N AGENCY Xoehler Bid*. EL 5-1122 DONALD D. WILLIAMS Inglewood, Calif. School Reunion Set At Fletcher FLETCHER (Staff) -- T h e Fletcher High School reunion has been set for March 26. His company "now distributes This will be the fourth suchi e p\ °" a " .f" nual business of , . , . , , , . 'about $ 1 0 million, reunion, which is held every two years. All the others have attracted over 500, and Willis Hin- Herman, a composer-lyricist, has had two Broadway hits -- ARRIVAL DELAYED HALIFAX, N.S. (AP) -- The Italian liner Cristoforo Colombo radioed Saturday she was encountering heavy seas and arrival here would be delayed by 20 hours. The 29,429-ton liner, carrying 918 passengers is now due Sunday morning, then will continue to New York. HAMMOND ORGAN PIANO STUDIO Sheridan at Gore EL 5-6440 -PIANOS-- · Klmball · Whitney · Hammond · Player Pianos by KlmbalJ -HAMMOND ORGANS-For Home and Church · Leslie Tone Cabinets * Certified Instructor* (Class Private Lessons) traded over 500, and Wims Hm- ,,,..,, , .. ,, . -' " , j son, president of the alumni as- Mllk and Hone 3 r m " 61 a n d i sociaiiqn, said indications arej"Hello, Dolly!" in 1964. HiS| that this figure will be surpass- work, according to the Jaycees', ec ^ n !ir T u . c i t a t i o n , "restores one's faith in Dr. C. W. 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Twenty-five customers ordered it over a period of six weeks. said the army is loyal to Sukarno and everything continues under his leadership. She discussed the political situation in Indonesia following last October's attempted Communist coup and the resultant army crackdown the Indonesian Communist party. Mme. Dewi, 25, .-iaid t h a t Sukarno has recovered fully from a kidney ailment and has no plans to leave Indonesia. Despite present differences, the United States and Indonesia can be friends, she said. Mme. Dewi returned to her homeland from Indonesia earlier this week to arrange for construction of a 225-bed hospital in Jakarta, "President Sukarno will be president for his whole life," she said, speaking in English. "Everything is under his leadership. He has full control and power, and the army is very loyal to him." Turn the ignition on and no response? Call us-we'll bring your car in for thorough checkover . . . 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