The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 1, 1981 · 1
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Wednesday, July 1, 1981
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THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN The State Newspaper Since 1907 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1981 60 PAGES 25c OU's 'Inner & After All By Jim Lasslter, Funds contributed by a group of University of Oklahoma football supporters known as the "Inner Circle" go to support the showing of the Sooners' football playback shows in television markets around the country where the hour program does not attract local sponsors, according to head coach Barry Switzer. The Daily Oklahoman ran a front page article on Monday detailing the workings of the group. Although the article said the list of members and de tails about the Inner Circle had not been previously printed, Switzer said the list ofCohtributors has been included in the'fall football game programs, "for the past several years;" The Inner Circle was formed two. years ago. V "These people help our football program," said Switzer. "This show, is a very important recruiting tool and we are trying to get it In as many markets around the country as possible. These people really help us and we buy an ad in bur own program to thank these peo-ple." ' , . ' '' Robert Smith, assistant athletic director, and athletic department business manager at OU, said a draft from the Inner Circle account for $680 was paid last fall to purchase the full-page ad.; The group was given a 15 percent discbunt on the regular price of $800 because the account was settled prior to September 15. ' "We might not be able to attract . sponsors in markets like Miami, Los Angeles, Texas and Louisiana," said Switzer. "But the money we raise through the Circle allows us to go in those markets and buy the time." Switzer said the group, which stood at 48 members in January, raised ap: proximately $170,000 last year to buy air time in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles, Lubbock and Amarillo. Switzer said this year the organization hopes to also get the show aired in Wichita, Denver and Chicago. "It'll cost us more this time to stay in the same markets," said Switzer. "Air time has gone up." KTUL in Tulsa produced the show a year ago, but KTVY in Oklahoma City won the bidding for the 1981 season. Ron Thulin will replace Chris Lincoln as the host. Lee Allan Smith, KTVY general manager, said Switzer draws a talent fee for doing the show but that fee is paid out of advertising generated within the state of Oklahoma. The hour show is aired in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ada and See CIRCLE, Page 2 Barry Switzer Storms Wdllop State A slow-moving string of thunderstorms walloped Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon, flooding streets, tying up traffic and generating winds . strong. Damage Checked Page IT enough to lift the roof . of a downtown Ncrman, car dealership and blow an employee across the street. No serious' injuries were reported, but Rey- nolds' Ford mechanic Dennis Dohwerth, in his 30s, was reported- in good condition with mi- -nor injuries at Norman Municipal Hospital Tuesday night. . Building owner Bill I Reynolds said ! Dohwerth tried to open ! a door and was "sucked out by the wind" and thrown to the pavement. Reynolds said he heard a roar around 4:20 -p.m. just before the gusts lifted the northeast corner of the service garage roof about ree feet arsd 'dropped lt?sending"bro- kten piate glass swirnng? around the showroom.: "Eve'rybpdy "ran for ' V cover rand (Donwerth) - ' and (mechanic) Harold i; Allison ran to the door '.'.' and were ''looking out when 4t Just picked the both of them up about three.; feet off the ;! ground and threw them ; down," said employee Gary Butler. "It threw Allison across the street and into that car," Butler said. "Dennis was cut, and he hit his head on the sidewalk." Damage estimates had not been tallied late Tuesday. Although Norman police and civil defense officials denied damage was caused by a tornado, several of the 50 employees at the dealership said they saw a tornado. Employees also said an unidentified man on the sixth floor of the downtown Commerce Office Building had called to warn them after spotting a tornado dipping out of the sky. Scott Rader, man- ager of nearby Dutch's Club and Restaurant, said the low swirling clouds never formed a funnel, but looked more like dustdevlls as they touched down on the roof. "It was a very Intense circular pattern of wind," Rader said. Around the state, a one-hour downpour temporarily stranded motorists In Weather-ford. Some street lights also were knocked out, and a motorist ran over a street sign covered by high water, police dispatcher Jane Poo-law said. Street flooding also was reported In northwest Lawtoa and In the Caddo County town of Eakly. bat waters had receded late Tuesday. Is Holdeaville. an electrical storm h nocked oat power for See STOKMS, Page t Photo Everett Asking For Liquidation Oklhomn I F.G. 'Buck' Buchanan . . . new Oklahoma' County commissioner. Republican Buchanan Wins he said. "The people want to turn over a new leaf. I think this is a great victory for the taxpayer's. They had'los't. cbnf idence' in :-the:Commisslbneys:.a!fice.'! Buchanan, victorious, in his By Covey Bean the 'Oklahoma County Election Republican F.G. "Buck" Bu- Board, said the board will meet chanan won the District 2 seat at 5 p.m. Monday to certify the on the Oklahoma County Com-, returns If iio protest: is;lod,ged mission Tuesday, .defeating- during a mandatory three-day Democratic City Couricilmian .''.waiting period.'''" .7 fBM. BlshORiiUia'ie tliwpIiiS at the out- he attributed the win to "getting , Complete, unofficial returns come, said he' would not contest out and meeting trie people. gave'Buchanan 3,472 votes to the results. ' - "They ve got machines tnat count pretty accurately," he said. "There's no way'you could change that kind of vote." Buchanan, a 62-year-old retired Air Force colonel, said he would be sworn in as soon as possible after the returns are certified. "I'll go to work the same day," Bishop's 3,085. The district contains 89,000 eligible voters. Buchanan will replace Frank Lynch, who resigned earlier this year because of ill health. His election gives Republicans a majority on the three-member commission. Robert Dennis, chairman of However, Bishop, a longtime Oklahoma City councilman, said he became concerned about his chances several days ago when he saw an organized Republican campaign in Buchanan's behalf. It was Bishop's first venture into partisan politics. "The Democratic Party has not been active one iota," he See COUNTY, Page 2 By Covey Bean Embattled Shawnee oil operator Coy Denton Everett abandoned efforts Tuesday to reorganize his financially troubled enterprises and asked a: federal bankruptcy court in Oklahoma City for immediate liquidation of his assets. The move came during a creditors hearing originally scheduled to determine Everett's current assets, if any. The hearing bogged down, however, as creditors wrangled outside the courtroom over replacing Murray Cohen, an Oklahoma City lawyer named as trustee to oversee Everett's affairs during court-monitored reorganization. "They had one petition to keep him and one petition to get rid of him ," said state Sen. Gene Howard, D-Tulsa, .Everett's attdrney. "We-might as well not even have been there;". , .," , Howard said the hew .ipesimply-,''.nieanSr. " "We're going to have a liquidation instead of a reorganization. Everything will be sold and the money split up. "He can't submit any kind of plan with them up there cutting him up." Howard said procedures under liquidation statutes may be long and drawn out. "We're going to have to go through the same thing again," he said. Claims ; against Everett have been estimated to total up to $15 million, involving more than 600 people who invested in his companies, CSC Oil Co. and Freedom Energy Corp. Attorneys for creditors tried once again to weave their way through the maze of Everett's tangled finances Tuesday before a recess brought on by the surprise decision to convert from reorganization to liquidation. It . was the second time the Shawnee oil operator has responded to questions about his enterprises, which he threw into reorganization under bankruptcy statutes May 28. His testimony Tuesday, under questioning by attorney Bob Bailey representing a committee of Everett creditors, remained unspec-ific and often brought ? groans from more than a hundred spectators who jammed the courtroom. Most of those In the crowd were investors in the defunct Everett companies. They had waited for more than an hour for the hearing to begin while proceedings were stalled by the backstage effort to oust Cohen. Coy Denton Everett abandons reorganization. "Let them do what they want," Cohen said. "Everybody wants a circus. Everybody wants excitement." With his creditors from time to time grumbling aloud, Everett told of big spending and high times apparently financed, as Bailey emphasized, with investor., money. Further angering the investors was Everett's testimony that he and an associate, W. Ben Smith Jr. of Shawnee, are partners in a Recently-formed company called Cobe Inc. The business apparently has considerable assets, but is not involved in the bankruptcy proceeding. Everett insisted, though, that ho has no current income. "I'm scraping," he Sec EVERETT, Page 2 TOD A Y CETA Workers Finding Jobs Partly cloudy skies and humid conditions are forecast for the Oklahoma City area today and Thursday. Highs both days will be in the low 90s, with overnight lows in the low 70s. Page 12 Weatherline Call 524-3377 for local reports, forecasts. A 24-hour Oklahoman service. McNamara Assails Aid Cuts The move by an austerity-minded Congress to cut foreign aid to the poorest nations' threatens United States security in an increasingly interdependent world, says Robert McNamara, who is retiring as World Bank President. McNamara urges the House to i restore nearly $2 billion In McNamara aid. Page 1 Mre tkaa a mlllUn chest-beating Iranians scream "Death to America!" Page UA. District Judge Lee West denies Joseph Seagram A Sons' request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Oklahoma Securities Commission from invoking a yet-unused law to delay Seagram's $2,55 billion tender offer for 41 percent or more of Conoco Inc. Page 25 AN EDITORIAL: The CETA program of federally funded local "public service" jobs richly deserved to become a casualty in the Reagan administration's budget cuts voted by Congress. - Page 1 WASHINGTON (AP) The Reagan administration said Tuesday that jobs have been found for roughly 43 percent of the 131,000 people affected so far by the phase-out of gov-ernment-subsidized public service employment. In an interim report to Congress, the Labor Department expressed hope that thousands of other participants in the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program can be placed in permanent jobs by Sept. 30 when the phase-out will be completed. Assistant Labor Secretary Albert An-grlsani said that approximately 131,000 CETA participants had been taken off the public service rolls by May 31. Of these, Angrisani said, approximately 57,500 have been placed in full-time, non-subsidized jobs. That represents about 43 percent of the people who have been dropoed from the CETA program because of budg et cutbacks. Angrisani. who heads the department's Employment and Training Administration, said some 20,700 people have been enrolled in other CETA programs. He said 23,000 arc drawing unemployment checks, while roughly 23,500 are unaccounted for. He said that approximately 6,500 CETA public service workers have either returned to school or entered un-subsidized training programs. Suit Filed to Stop Concert By Covey Bean The U.S. Government filed suit in Oklahoma City federal court Tuesday in an effort to block an outdoor concert featuring Barbara Mandrell and other big-name country music stars scheduled for July 10 near Norman. The government, represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen Flanagan, contends the concert would violate restrictions on land held in trust by the government for Indians. However, Norman lawyer Lee Cate, representing the concert promoters, said Tuesday night the problems can be solved and the concert will go on as planned. He said his clients still had not been served with copies of the petitions. Billed as "The 1981 Music Explosion," it is to be held on property about 14 miles east of Norman which Flanagan said the law considers "Indian Country." Cate said, though, that promoters of the concert are planning to buy the property held in trust for a Kiowa Indian named Elliott Gallaher as soon as restrictions can be lifted through action of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. "It's virtually complete," said Cate. "The concert will go on. See SUIT, Page 2 Israeli Election Ending in Dead Heat Both Peres' Party and Begins Bloc Lack Majority Inside Features Anssemeats ... 18, It Ass Landers 11 temheek 18 Baslaess tt.M Classified Ads... SMs Csnles 4s Horoscope IS Markets tt-it OMtaaries Jt Ofl M Pahflc Retards IS Starts tI-24 Women's Nws. 11 . It, IS 268,623 Dally PaM OreatsUaa Msralag-Evenlat; Average tt Last Week Entire contents copyright 1981, The Oklahoma Publishing Co- Box 251 25. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma T3125, Vol. 90. No. 177. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) Israeli Television projected a virtual dead heat early today between Prime Minister Menachem Begin's Likud bloc and the Labor Party of challenger Shimon Peres, based on returns from the National Election Commission. It said the "commission's figures on 25 percent of Tuesday's vote indicated Labor won 50 seats to Likud's 8 in the 120-seat parliament, leaving both short of a majority and signaling another of Israel's costoraary coalition governments. Begin, written off as an ailing loser six months ago, claimed victory. "I can tell you that if God wills I will form the next government." he told reporters. "The Likud has an absolute majority with its allies an absolute majority." Begin apparently was referring to the religious parties that hold the key to the 61 seats required for a majority in the Knesset, or parliament. The current coalition includes Likud and two religious parties. Israel Radio reported lhat the senior among them, the National Religions Party, which television projections said would win six seats, decided at an early morning meeting to join Begin in a coalition. Peres claimed his Labor Party could form a coalition. "The task of forming a government will probably be placed on Labor," he said. Likud held 43 seats in the last Knesset and Labor 32. If the results when all the ballots are counted follow the projections. Israel could be plunged into political disarray as both sides scramble for coalition ties with the half-doren smaller parlies and splinter factions that stand to win seats. There were 2.4 million eligible voters. The law does not automatically guarantee that the party with the most seats in the Knesset will head the government, but favors the party that can put together the strongest coalition. Begin took 34 days to present his coalition to the Knrsset in 1977. Voting Tuesday at a schoolhouse near his Tel Aviv apartment. Begin told reporters nobody would know who had won until today. Shrmon Peres

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