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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - February 14, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 ^..._.....  WEATHER Fur and somewhat warmer this afternoon, tonight and Friday.  42nd Year—No. 257  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  BUY MORE WAR BONDS  lckes Blunt Leave-Taking Of Cabinet Shoves Truman Onto His Toughest Political Spot  Musi Stied New Interior Head OI Highest Caliber  Wheat-Saving Bread Is Pale Ivory  Must Also Offset State-•wilt Referring to "Perjury For Sake of Party"  WAWGTbT"F?b Pr ir-m  —President Truman summoned western congressmen to the white House today for a series of talks in the vake of Harold L. Jokes explosive exit from the cabinet.  Executive aides were rather non-committal but the speculation was that Mr. Truman—confronted with one of his toughest  political problems to d a t e was  pursuing his quest for a successor to lckes as secretary of the interior.  House Speaker Rayburn (Tex), Widder (Mont). Hatch (NM), O Mahoney (Wvo). and Thomas and Murdock (Utah) all democrats, were among lawmakers called for conferences with the chief executive,  Western States Concerned Legislators from the western states presumably would have a lot to say about the new interior department chief. The department manages vast federal land Holdings in that section of the country.  White House Secretary Charles  Ski*? 55  ja^ed  by  ^Porters w hether all of the congressional engagements dealt with the question of finding a replacement for lckes. He replied that he didn’t think all of them did, but did not elaborate.  Defers News Conference  Ross reported President Truman would not hold a news conference which had been set tenta-& today, but probably  7RSK T eet n * ws m«i at 3 p.m.  I UST) tomorrow.  ,, 1 f l  . a ^ u P‘ language, lckes de-dared the president's cabinet was one in which he could no longer serve and “retain my self respect.  ~Ji n / ven blunter  fashion, lckes called upon the justice department to investigate the truth of testimony which Edwin W. Pauley, Mr. Truman's nominee for undersecretary ol navy, has given in senate hearings on his qual-   3  k    *     e    s     categorically  chai ged that Pauley made state  WtAVttf «... J.  A I    t    . a     v   of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson samples a niece of  wheat    Pj’osident    truman,    °    rd<fr^or^process[ng  thus increasm| n ouroutn, 1 , S t e ' Va  per " nta * e  of yield from wheat*  uoild Secretarv Anderun ®S? r for th * ^ving people of the ri' X '‘SP 6110 ! 1 *  a ^er sampling this bread in his  photo"    ’     simply    said »    ‘'Delicious.”—(NEA Tele-  ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, IMC  Calcutta In Uneasy Mood Aller Rids  Nineteen Americans Hart Wha* Convoy Showered With Bricks from Bridge  rAT^t£?tt NALD HLTH   CALCUTTA, Feb., 14. <.P>-An air of uneasy quiet hung over Calcutta today after three days of widespread anti-British disturbances which unconfirmed reports said left 37 persons dead and nearly 400 injured.  Strong British military detachments continued to patrol the city, where 13 were killed and more than 150 hurt yesterday in repeated clashes between military forces and mobs which appeared bent on destroying anything connected with the government.     t   Many Shop, Stay Closed  Transportation remained at a standstill this morning and telephone, telegraph and postal operations were seriously affected. European shops, many of which were damaged and looted in Tuesday s uprising, remained closed in most sections. Two offices have been looted.   Tb * all-India congress party,  JR M Aal    ___rn jl a  FIVE CENTS THE COPT  New Price Boost Snarl Has Steel Wage Dispute Tangled  Fire?Atom TIP' S P Ute  Bobs U p On  Con Be Blasted in Second One Extent of I ncrease  Bv EI.THV r VIV    -•__A • .   ---—-    vviigi    nj    u    J    y    .     aaiu    I  the Moslem league and the com-1  p i^ s  ; or  Q^ck repair of da munist party sent “peace squads"  #  !t rget .  sbi P s  emphasize  By ELTON C. FAT  WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—(JP) —/he navy will assign its crack salvage crews to rush repairs on target ships damaged in the first atomic bomb test so they can D® blasted again in the second.  Heading the repair units will be Commodore William A. Sullivan, whose salvage feats made possible the prompt use of demolition-wrecked harbors in Al-  War ll**  Europc  boring World  officials said today the joint task force will be prepared to carry on 20 major repair operations simultaneously at Bikini atoll, making it unnecessary to bring bomb-damaged ships back to Pearl Harbor in order to ready them for the second test.  Is "Lab" Experiment •  #  force  , ex P ert « said the plans for quick repair of dam-  giant laboratory experiment rather than a simulated battlefield effort to destroy all targets at  once.  m Acting under specific orders from the joint chiefs of staff, the .'n if*  arran *c<* what it  Setback Comas in OPA-CoHot Disa«raamant, Accompany^ Division af Advisers Over Wag* Centrals, lf Any  By WILLIAM NEEDHAM  ..... „ -    OI    Kraa- , WASHINGTON, Fob. 14.—(AP)—Chances of a quick end  ni.teM UC i ,on -  ran K' n « up from  to ,he  mdustry-strangling steel strike hinged todav on des-He*re*» how a the*task 0  torcVtoinks    efforts to untangle a new price boost  shape**  0rn  ° f damage may  *   ---”    w    (liH    u  nopes Will be a program of grad- *    . ,    ’----01 a quick end  “      from     lo lhe  *ndustry-strangling steel strike hinged todav on des-  ’lion perate government effort* tr» im»onr.u * _____  L     .  snarl.  1st test—Bomb exploded a few , ,  T * U  development—disclosed by officials of two separate torgeJ’fhipsatoll a T hor ^ ^    agencies—came in the midst of attempts to patch up  damage to superstructures**^ “I!?  anno “ nce a  modified wage-price policy designed to halt above-water portions of hulls  otbe r walkouts.  from blast, pressure and heat, -  waves emitted by the bomb.  munist party sent "peace squads" I    •*«*» empnasize a  last night 5K?^i hcy bav . e  been making-our thev    Bikini    atoll    trial    is    a  Burglar Gels Into Mabel Bank Vault, Takes bsh, (hecks  IDABEL, Okla., Feb.  -A burglar entered the First • If bank here during the night, worked the combination of the vault, and escaped with   ap 5 r -^L™ ately  $ 2 ’ 500  in silver and $2o,000 in checks.  Japanese Cabinet Figuring on Big  National iii Purge  . J  4l p- Wilkinson, vice-president of the bank, said the loss was discovered when the institution opened for business today.  ments under o’ath which~were *not  He  . sa , ld the  checks "probably true.    ere    not cannot be cashed." Some were  Poses Four Big Problems I 2™!?*  ch ?, cks an , d ,  others  “the This slam-bang I e a v e-taking     run ’  h f, added.  of the man who has directed the I «•«  a   e - e L P ed thls bur S la ry department of interior since 1933 ?• mighty clever man," Wil-posed these imSate problems I    continued.  for Mr. Truman:    I/* 5 ai \ fmd out how he got  I. He has to select a new secre- * vLni* bank and how he got the   a " d  he was thfLmStion"^^ 0 ^  reported to be seeking an appointee of such top caliber that the nomination would tend to off-  (Continued on Page 4, Column I)  Flames Hit Porum Community Hard  PORUM. Okla.. Feb., 14, Flames fought by equipment from tr.ree fire departments wiped out approximately one-fourth or this Muskogee county community s business section today Jj^th damage estimated at $50,-  City Councilman Walter Shoe-make. who estimated the loss, said tne blaze started before dawn and ran through three buildings w-hich housed a hotel, a garage, a real estate office, two beer parlors. a beauty shop, a gasoline station and a pool hall.  Destroyed along with the garage were a new school bus, a truck a farm tractor and three passenger cars, while the two-story hotel building and two smaller structures were ruined beyond salvage.  Firemen from Muskogee, Stigler and Porum controlled the Barnes in about two hours after they roared through half of one ©I one of the town's two business blocks and left homeless four families who had been living in the hotel.  Porum, a farming center of a-Porum. a fanning center of about 500 population, is 25 miles  GRABBED WRONG SHIRT  PORUM, Okla., Feb., 14, CP)— Roused by flames in his hotel today Bill Randle grabbed sleepily for a shirt in the pocket of which he had left $815 in currency.  Shivering in the snow outside he examined the shirt and found money in the pocket, all right But the $600 and the garment belonged to his room mate, Harvey Dram.  Randle's $815 burned wi*h the hotel.  Only clue we could find* was some Innd of powder around the knob. But what its purpose was, we just don’t know.  “When we came down this morning, the front door was locked and the vault was relocked. The money and the checks had disappeared.  ‘So had the burglar.”  Deputy Sheriff Wayne Watson said no trace of the burglar, who ne said apparently worked alone had been found.  " w ^f. puzzled right now,” said V* atson. “We’re, trying to  I ^u OU *'  wba t happened. it ‘‘T* 1 * burglar was pretty slick. He didnt leave us anything to go on."    •   --—k—  -  Earl Browder Is (ailed 'Deserter'  Communist Forty Ousts  Former Notionol Chairman  By RUSSEL BRINES  TOKYO, Feb. 14.—(JP)—'The Japanese cabinet met in special session today to discuss application to militarists and government officials of the ultra-nationalist purge will reach thousands of persons.  The chief cabinet secretary, Wataru Narahashi, said an announcement is due soon on the government s inter pietation of uhs part of General Mac Arthur’s Jan. 4 directive. He is responsible l? r .  de fming ultra-nationalist activities which, under the direc-uw, will disqualify political candidates and force the resignation of some government officials of bureau chief rank and higher.  A few days ago the govern-m®m announced its interpretation ox the directive applying to those involved in activities of wartime totalitarian political organizations.  Kw ar u ahasb i  S2id toda y that all but about 30 members of the 466-  ^ ea  *, house of representatives would be barred from campaigning He said the government plans a purge of the house of  Pn^ rs ~ af , fcctjnii  between 80 and IOO members.  This subject dominated today’s cabinet session, he added, and denied speculation in the Japan- eS n j Ie * ss  that the meeting was called to consider anti-inflation measures. However, financial steps are prospective, Narahashi  SH lu.  . ,T he  P ur S* government officials will affect only one cabinet minister, instead of the three pre-™“H y ^Ported by the press, hi reported. The member affected £ 0 ba y ashi, minister without portfolio and president  . T----r—•.?    pc  into disturbed areas and after midnight tour tfiey pressed the opinion that the situation would improve, although their automobiles were attacked by mobs.  A .L  Yaaka     pot  A thousand American troops on leave in Calcutta were evacuated for safety after five officers and 13 enlisted men were injured early in the disturbances, which resulted from a protest against the sentencing of a Moslem officer of the Japanese-sponsored ’Indian national army,” who was reported to have gone on a hunger strike today.  Nineteen additional American casualties were reported last night, when a convoy of 800 homeward-bound GI’s was showered with bricks and a rail tie dropped from an overhead bridge near Kanchrapart.  Jap SokMc Trytag Ta hum Blam  Hottori Nota Takas Ra-sponsibility for Clamation Of A markon Fliers  Huge Tidal Wave Expected  2nd test—Bomb exploded at surface level. Worst damage expected to come from a huge tidal wave. possibly as high as IOO feet, created when the surface  (Continued on Page 5, Column 3)  No. I World Cop  Tugboalers lo Work, Gotham's Harbor Throbs With Activity  '     Fual     *•»••••«•*    Romaini    in    Effect    at    Sfcortaa*  Ta Continua Several Day*; School* Reapm Doorway*  NE^ YORK, Feb. 14— (AP)-New York’s striking tug-boat workers, whose 10-day walkout created a fuel shortage affectmg millions and brought a drastic 18-hour shutdown of virtually all business, went back to work today.  ■J RICKARD CUSHING  SHANGHAI, Feb. 14.  A suicide note of Lt. Col. Mariji  Hatto , r ?: assuming complete responsibility for the cremation of three American fliers in Hankow Dec. 16, 1944, was read today at the war crimes trial of 18 Jap-anese accused of participation in the brutal killings.  The note added that he was carrying out army orders.  Hatton was identified as commanding officer of the gendarmerie detachment which Chinese witnesses testified beat the three fliers with cordwood, then cre-mated them alive# The fliers were 2nd Lt. Lester P. White, Slick-vdie, Pa., and Sgts. Henry Wheat-on. Milwaukee and James E. Forbes, Jr., East Hartford, Conn.  Four defendants sobbed vio-£ n H y  a* the note, dated Nov. 23, 1943, was read into the evidence by the prosecution. Hatton swallowed poison in a Hankow hospital as Americans sought him. The note said he always  •J      At    ii*    .     J   carried poison secretly,* ‘‘having always thought I rtuist not under  -7-----•••*    *    UllUtfl  any circumstances disgrace myself as a military man."  Maj. Sadatsuki Sakai, another gendarmerie leader, earlier today  cbar ged that Lt. Kiichi Izumi— still sought for arrest—had plan-ned the “stringent punishment which began with a humiliating parade of tho thrM v*nir«  . 5y u1 ' pori oho and president     wnic *»    Degan with a    humiliating  will Lr^f onstruc t lon board -  w ho    P a rade    of the three    yanks    and  will resign soon because of past    ®uded in their cremation.  ...UL al «    •    . r *  {weather  T??*...... I    ■    I    ■    ■    ■    ■    a    .4  Oklahoma—Fair and somewhat Md friday 15 afternoon » tonight  NEW YORK. Feb.. 14, (JP>-Earl Browder, former national cnairman of the communist party was absent from the party fold today—ousted by the national committee for a long list of reasons including "deserting to the side of the class enemy—American monopoly capital.”  The committee announced the action last night, saying Browder was expelled by a unamious vote of the committee's 54 members, ms emulsion was recommended by the national board of the party on Feb. 6, it was said, because he had "deserted communist  and res t>onsibilities.”  The committee said it had' categorically” rejected an appeal by Browder and that the appeal in itself confirms the correctness of charges preferred against him by the board.”  William Z. Foster succeeded Browder as party head last September. Browder, party leader 15 years recently announced his entry into business through formation with an associate of "Distributors Guide, Inc.,” described as a service for locating “scarce merchandise.”  Browder could not be reached for comment.  a --*--—  A gas stove in Denver must  have a higher flue than one in  I S° S i? on ,vP as bui 'ns less readily at high altitudes.  — Ca “    iAtLuUijC VIX. I IH S I.  associations with the defunct im-^Tkir u  e  .assistance association.  Narahashi said, however, that the government hopes to retain Joji Matsumoto, minister without portfolio and head of the cab-met s constitutional revision com-mittee, and Sankuro Ogaswara minister of commerce and in-  w Tbe pre ? s had  speculated that both would resign.  Some Grocers In Area Face Charges  Found in Violation Of OPA Price Ceiling*  in  Grocery stores in Pontotoc, I  er * now serving a five-vear sen Coal, Murray and Seminole coun- [fence for sending fraudulent se -1 0 ?.??, 1 !? checked for curries through the mails.  ended in their cremation.  Rep James Curley Denied New Trial  WASHINGTON. Feb. 14.—(JP) --Justice James M. Proctor denied today a new trial for Rep. James M. Curiey (D-Mass), Boston mayor, and two other men recently convicted of mail fraud. They will be , sentenced next Monday.  Curley and tne two others were convicted Jan. 18 by a district court jury.  .^“yicteii with him were Donald Wakefield Smith, former member of the national labor relations board, and James G. Fuller, now serving a five-year sen-  Ardmore Turns To  in Plant*  Stoat VMM Dies’  .ARDMORE, Okla., Feb. 14-\JP)—Civic leaders and relief agencies pushed plans for rebuilding today in the wake of a tornado which swept the east part of Ardmore yesterday, fatal-  • y in i!i rin K  one  person and leaving 200 others homeless.  Mrs. Zella Orr, 65, one of the 15 injured by the roaring tornado, died early today.  One other person was in critical condition. Hospital attendants said Frank Bell, 65, a caroli ter, still was unconscious and had not rallied from severe internal injuries and shock.  Other injured were reported recovering.  Ray Colver t, president of the chamber of commerce, called a meeting of contractors, building material dealers and insurance men for 2* p.rn. today.  An estimate of the damage and materials available for reconstruction will be made at the meeting. *  As the city dug out of the  a |5 °*  b 9 m , es » broken trees.  Representing the greatest combination of military strength in history* high army, navy and air chiefs of the Big Five met ta London to organize the Military SUIT Committee of the United Nations Organization and elected Adm. Sir Henry R. Moore, above, as chairman. Seen as the "teeth” of the UNO. the roup will soon assume its duties of policing the world.  —.VVV..UJ mctkcu xor  price ceiling violations and some were found in each of the four counties.  Seventy - nine stores were   C u i j  and     ^ be     stores  checked were found in violation on a total of 60 items.  Twelve items were checked on an average in tach store by volunteer workers of OPA, during w week of January. Reports of the violations have been filed with district officials and action is expected to be taken on each store.  Read the Ada News Want Ada  All were found guilty on one count charging conspiracy to defraud through the mails. Curley 71. and a former governor of Massachusetts, was convicted on nine other counts of using the mails to defraud. He was ac-quitted on four other counts.  Smith was convicted of four counts of mail fraud and acquit-ted on one. Fuller was convicted 13 counts of mail fraud.  Total possible sentences are y eara and  *19.000 lines tor Curies?, 22 years and $14,000 fines tor Smith, and 67 years and $23,-OOO fines for Fuller.  plate glass windows, roofs, and broken telephone and power poles reports of new damage sifted in.  After hitting the residential area, the tornado struck the Confederate home near the city  dama ge estimated at  f5«U00.  Seven buildings at the home were unroofed. A cow barn was destroyed.  No one was injured, however.  A windstoi rn lashed at another place in Oklahoma yesterday. The town of Savanna, in Pittsburgh county, was struck by a twister which damaged several business and residential buildings.  No one was injured.  Low Price of Crude  Mean! Loss of Oil  OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb., 14. ♦“—Because of the low price of crude oil. three million barrels of  Within an hour after workers trooped aboard their craft at 8 a.m. (EST) the world’s busiest  harb or throbbed again with acti-” ty> . Snorting, chugging tugs immediately were concentrated on the job of transporting fuel across the Hudsmi from New Jersey.  Rigid fuel rationing regulations remained in effect, however. Although the crisis was over a shortage was expected to continue for several days.    I-—— --——  a cT£ e back to v ork  °rder to the HI^    I At!  3,500 men who run the harbors nGSmfif HI llUifk tugs was issued bv union officials I    HI MU HR  Rewrap Turns  A*, th? situation eased schools, vUiich had been closed for lack of heat. reopened their doors.  Meat was turned on again in sub-ways. A brow Pout that has reduced Broadway’s brilliant lights to wartime glimmer will be lift-^ at 6 p.m. TEST) tomorrow.  O Dwyer announced that differences in the dispute would be ? rb |J r atcd by i three-man board headed by Edward F. McGrady, former assistant secretary of la-  Meanwhile, there was no word  a l° m . tb 5 government, which had seized the tugboat industry, as to when it would give up its control    *  Regular An*) Hu Man m Job Hen  Sgt. Korly Available Six Days a Weak to explain Enlistment Advantages  The Regular Army Recruiting Service has an office in the post office building on East Twelfth  Sunday °* ^  week  except  i^ 0h i n j9‘  Kerly  is on duty and will gladly answer any ques-tions about the opportunities of-iered in the regular army’s new enlistment program.  4u Vet A e Il ns who have  served with the AAF are now able to pick their own assignments and also their own post. Men who have been discharged now have three months to reenlist and keep their grade and to get the reenlistment allowance.  Choice of branch of service and theater of operations are also some new advantages. The  nariA/Jc    __a  IHI IU  Sunshiny Md Warn  Reversing itself with the r.peed it has been showing often of late, the weather turned from snow and cold to smiling sun-Mime and moderate temperature Thursday.  The snow that blew in busily for three hours Wednesday became, except for a bit remaining in sheltered spots, just a statistic on a weather record—.04 of an inch of moisture.  The temperature dropped during the night to 20 degrees, but bounced right back up with sun-  55* Thursday morning.  The federal weather bureau reports clear skies and warmer temperatures due for Oklahoma for the next 24 hours, according to tho Associated Press.  The below-freezing temperatures and snowfall of the past 24 hours were at an end after the mercury dipped to a state low of 15 degrees last night at Ponca City.  The snow and cold rain left little moisture as it fell in nearly every county. Totals ranged from a trace of moisture at Guymon to .ll of an inch at Tulsa.  _     .    —......iv.li UBI I Cia VI    .    :--- "    ouvauiagcs.    Ane  reconvertahie oil was reported PW’iods of enlistment are now left in the ground through aban-  cu * ®°vn to 18 months? two years aonment of small. striDDer well*  and  three years.  Sgt ested  *    — n. uullu  uuuu^n aoan-  donment of small, stripper wells  ln  Oklahomii during 1944.  E. H. Dahlgren, technical secretary of the Interstate Oil Com-pact Commission, said much of I j l  m ift b t have been saved had the price of the oil been sufficient to economically operate the wells.  Dahlgren, reporting to the Oklahoma geogical society yesterday on a survey of stripper wells, said at the end of 1944 there were 49,389 wells classed as stripper! in the state and 1.200 were plugged during the year. These wells are on 690,000 of the state’s 831,-000 productive acres. Average once for stripper oil in 1944 was $1.16 a barrel.  —  *—-  Moro sugar is absorbed from the blood- stream by the brain than by amrm or leg.  Coalgate Snub In Animal Banque!  COALGATE — (Special) — Troop 16 and Pack 16 of Coalgate held their annual banquet last ™pt  at  the Senior High school. Ld Baumert, troop committeeman, was toastmaster. Fifty-five Cubs, Scours and parents were present for the program and fine food prepared by the Home Making Department under the supervision of Mrs. Stiewig.  R. Gltmn Singleton, executive, gave a few' remarks about the  Sgt. Kerly urges anyone inter- 5 ave a few  remarks about the ted in the army to drop in an  be 5 m I un I of Sc* uting in England ive a talk with him any day.  a P d Am erica. The main part of  —        ••tent*    (JOI  the program was the showing of two scout motion picture films, [ Jl 6  _J ra il to Citizenship "The Patrol Method.”  and  MUSKOGEE, Feb. 14.—(^V-This is Valentine’s Day and here  nave a talk with him any day.  T?H^J? EMOS< CBANGE JACKSON DAY DATE  TULSA, Okla., Feb., 14    _  Jackson Day is March 12 but the Tulsa democratic association will ai  2w» lt L 0bserva ^ c !? woorthree,is a  story about a'basketball ♦inn* J?. L? use 4 i? accomoda- 1  game being postponed because of ht JJV? 111 ?    » arranged on * Dan Cupid. ^ Because of  that date for Sen. AI ben Barkley • Muskogee’* high school rat** of Kentucky, the principal speak- coach John Gravson had a game r ar i    _     1     scheduled    with Tulsa Will Roe-  sociationsaid t P hpTnui Z l S '  f CI * S but at the 5ame time he wa * * Tulsa Kentucky supposed to be in Detroit attend-  RartrW * 2“! St JP> e r. te ^l am,ng ,n «  bls  own wedding. The RogeVs  coach being i.n understanding   man ; i be game was  postponed until Feb. 19.  v«tLH ale L r *v r " s am . ount in -1 Canada's no- population' is es* vetted—Ada News Classified Ads. I timated at 3,648,&00.  -    ----- —MMM LU      o   Barkley, a key man in the ad” ministration or the late  Roosevelt.  President  ► Until last night, the steel price boost—a prerequisite to settling the 25-dav strike of 750,000 steel worker*—had been generally regarded as settled at about $5 a ton pie last-minute hitch reportedly centered around whether the increase should apply to carbon steel alone or to alloy steel as well.  OPA Against Alley Bee*!  Carbon steel represents about three - fourths of the steel industry’s output. OPA has maintained consistently that the price mice should apply only to carbon steel, that alloy prices do not need bolstering.  Officials in a position to know-indicated that the new row in-volved the OPA and Stabilization Chief John C. Collet. The later I* due to quit his job this week and be succeeded by Chester Bowles present OPA boss. How it developed, /Iter apparent agreement earlier, was not made clear.  In any event, the setback came on the heels of another and more complicated disagreement among white House advisors as to the wage controls, if any, which should go with revision of the government’s "hold - the - line* price policy.  President Forces Controls Bene  Despite both obstacles. Presi-u  n i Truman’s economic staff headed for new meetings this morning, hopeful of whipping some sort of a settlement into •nape late today.  .-i#* 31 nigh i\  the  President himself reportedly was faced with a decision on the wage question. one informed official said Mr. Truman ^apparently has reject-a return to wartime wago controls suitor to those of th# old war labor board.  These w age checks, to which organized labor and Secretary of Labor Schw-ellenbach have objected vigorously, would have required thj national wage stabilization board to approve all wage bikes, using previously approved increases as a pattern.  Pattern Set Recently Such a pattern, it was noted, has been established by recent wage settlements of between 18 to 18 mr cent, recommendation* i.-^f ral  fact-finding boards around those figures, and President Truman s own pro-posal for an 18’, cent hourly wage increase in the steel iii dustry.  Mr. Truman’s steel wage suggestion amounts to just over 17 per cent.  Th* big pinch in further delay isI the fact that Collet has rffus-*d to sign any order increasing steel prices until the new wage-  ?°l* ry is  |^ uod  to provide a legal basis Thus, the end of the steel strike hinges firmly on completion of the policy , Bowles Is DI Friends of Bowles said the delay was becoming "acutely em-barrassing' to the OPA adminis-tiator, who had expected announcement of his appointment as stabilization administrator last Saturday.  Bowles has been ill since last week-end and is not participating in the White House meetings.  Snyder reportedly has argued strongly for a "flexible” formula  (Continued on Page 2 Column 2>  ■th'H  PESSIMIST  .  Tb ’ early bird gits ’is ow* breakfast.  Mr. an* &fr3!~Newt Lark. who parted ways last week, have made a settlement out o court—she took th’ radio an the car an’ he took th’ washin machine an* th’ children.   

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