Ada Evening News, February 24, 1946

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February 24, 1946

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - February 24, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Surprising, or it», Hint instead of giving Hit atomic bomb rn full, fair trial.army, navy mon and scientist, am already arguing that "it will or it won't" make a tremendous difference.... WEATHER Fair Sunday, warmer Sunday afternoon. 42nd Year—No. 265 THE ADA EVENING NEWS BUY MORE WAR BONDS Drive to Lift Price Control From All Farm Products Seen APA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, IMC WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—OP) —A drive to remove price controls from all farm commodities is taking shape in congress. Chairman Thomas (D.-Okla.) of the senate agriculture committee told reporters today he will make a fight to that end when the senate considers price legislation and that there are other senators of like mind. Legislators from the cotton states have been particularly concerned over the possibility of a ceiling on that commodity. Senator Ellender (D.-La.), who said he had been one of the strongest advocates of price control, said he believes there must be changes now. Ellender Changes Attitude “Before the senate considers an extension of price control,” he added in an interview, “I believe it is incumbent on OPA to adjust prices on all commodities in line with the wage increases approved by the administration.” The present price control expires June 30 and President Truman has requested a renewal. In his budget-state of the union message to congress last month, Mr. Truman declared: “Uniess the price control Jict is renewed there will be no limit to which our price levels would soar. Our country would face a national disaster.” President For Holding Prices He said that inflation was the greatest domestic problem, that full production was the greatest weapon against inflation. But the president contended it would be impossible to maintain a high purchasing power and an expanding production unless prices were kept at levels the vast majority of the people could meet. He said wartime controls would have to be kept over prices until enough goods could be produced to remove the threat of inflation. So Mr. Truman urged congress h price and____ full year beyond rent to extend both control for a next June 30. i    Majority    Leader Bark- ieyi <*>.-Ky.) said it is planned to let the house, where hearings have started, act first, but the matter will have to come up in the senate banking committee before long. ’ What Of Subsidies? Tied up with the question of continued price controls is that of whether the government shouJd continue paying subsidies to hold down food costs. These currently are running about $1,500,000,000 amrH Senators Taft (R.-Ohio) and1 mtckenlooper (R.-Iowa) already have urged that plans be made! to taper them off and end them. June Jo*68611* Pro6rams expire ■ Ellender said he was doubtful he would vote for continued subsidies and Thomas said he was strongly in favor of ending them. Numerous Schools Share Speech, Debat Honors in Annual East Central Tourney Yet On-the-Farm Training Added To On-Job Program Veterans may receive farm proprietorship training    under public laws No. 16 and 346    in ad dition to all other “on the job training,” according to    C. H. Hailey, county agent. A veteran with service connected disability can qualify for on tho iaK    Li..  ____/____ E. W. Harden, Bristow High Is Early Ada Booster, Dies •; » On of Group That Established Ada on Solid Basis the job training on ire own farm. called proprietorship This is training. The plan" for such training must be worked out with a representative of the Veterans Administration at East Central college for this area. A veteran must have a IO per cent disability to qualify and a veteran who is interested in this type of training should contact his guidance center at the college. Under public law No. 346. the same plan of proprietorship training can be instituted. The present program provides that such training will be under the supervision of the local school system. It has been pointed out concerning on the job training that all training under law 346 will be supervised by the local independent school system. It will not be confined entirely to the school system in Ada. but within a short time every independent or high school system within the county will probably be approved to supervise on the job training under this program. Man Wanted For Is Dead Eli W. Harden, one of the energetic men who gave Ada a good start and sound basis in the ear- ^^■DebaleH Dhrtdo* Wimer | I A Bristow high school Class A debate team composed of Roy Shooting Wounded Couple of Carnegie, Okie., Found Dead In Cor of Tulsa TULSA, Okla, Feb. 23.—(JF)— A man who police Detective Sgt. L. N. Hedgpath said was identified as Eldrick Leuch, 48, wanted for questioning in connection with a double shooting at Carnegie, Okla., was found dead in the rear seat of an automobile here today . Sgt. Hedgpath said the man’s body showed no wounds that might have been fatal and investigators for the county attorney s office said an autopsy would be performed to determine cause of death. Leuch was wanted in connection with the shooting yesterday of AIU May Nelson, 25. of Carnegie, and her husband of a day, A. B. Stevens, Lubbock, Tex., Sgt Hedgpath said he had been informed by A. F. Floyd, marshal at Carnegie. The wounded couple married v\ ednesday in Anadarko, Okla., the husband is reported in an OKlahoma City hospiUl. Both had shoulder wounds. SS-YEAR OLD MAN FAILS TO SAVE BROTHER CHETOPA, Kas., Feb. 23.—VP) —Frantic efforts of an 80-year-md man to rescue his 83-year-old brother from their burning home near here early today proved futile. The older man, Andrew G^raty, burned to death, and ” “bam Geratv, the brother, suffered serious burns in his vain rescue attempt. William Geraty said that a kerosene lamp exploded when he dropped it, setting fire to the floor and a bed on which his brother was asleep. He said he awakened his brother and saw him leave the room. v    ^Ke}]y    and    Harry McMillan emer-1 \    Saturday    afternoon 7    the    debate    division    of    the    East Central State college three-day ■speech and debate tournament &rraHrL0f<£e    his-'teS8^    £ th? HoustonT^a^' m0nUP« at. “°ienHtef'\ Ro be it to* In Class B, Evelyn Johnson and ■ :    £ir?    C*r,lton    of Purcell defeated Sulphur s team, composed of Marphoida Hassen and Julia Faye Peveto. -. One-act plays were presented \ Saturday, also. The three Class VIV:    -ri    A.®11*?**    — Wewoka, Oklahoma City’ Central and Oklahoma City VMIN?rthf“i—5JJ won rating of ex- ' ■ . . ..,11 cellent In Class B, the Okemah presentation was rated fair and Sulphur’s good. In Class A speech contests hon-°rs were well divided among several competing schools. CLss-en and Northeast of Oklahoma City, Seminole and Bristow lead- Read the Ada News Want Ads. jWEATH ER X.___ Oklahoma: Fair Sunday warmer Sunday afternoon. Houston, Texas. Retired for some years, he had been making his home in Houston with a daughter, Mrs. Louise Renfrow. Boone Jones, Ada geologist, is a nephew. When in Ada Harden’s home was east of the present Ada high school campus. He is survived also by the widow and two sons, Clifford and Glen Harden. He came here soon after 1900, when the Frisco railroad ’came through’, and became a member of the real estate firm composed of John Beard, still living in Ada, the late Otis Weaver, and him, self. When the Katy built from Oklahoma City to Atoka, Harden laid out the townsites of Stonewall and Centrhoma, in association with Frank Jones, Tom Hope, Otis Weaver and John Brard, in the spring of 1904. Later he operated a general mercantile establishment, the Ada Trading company. Moving to Oklahoma City, he managed a life insurance business and about 1919 and 1920 was state insurance commissioner. Beard, his former associate, describes Harden as “one of the best boosters Ada ever had”, one of the key men in getting East Central located in Ada and being one of the group of civic promoters who between 1900 and 1912 laid a solid foundation for Ada. Two Byng Teams Win McLish Wins os Byng District Tourney Ends Byng boys and girls were easy winners in the finals of the District tournament at Byng and are now ready to participate in the Regional meet along with McLish. The Byng boys walloped Konawa 58-10 to win Class B division. Three teams entered this class and Byng played two games to win the meet. McLish won the Class C division by a 35-28 score in the best game of the night Vamoosa offered plenty of competition but were outclassed by the Pontotoc county youths. Byng girls won by the most lopsided score when they defeated Vamoosa 68-15. Stonewall boys, playing in Class B at Tishomingo District tournament, defeated Tishomingo 43-28 and like other schools in this area is hoping that Ada will be selected as the site of a Regional tournament Wapanucka b°ys and girls won at Tishomingo. The boys played in Class C and defeated Nida 26-22 while Wapanucka girls defeated Ravia 34-31. Wapanucka boys were finalists in the East Central tourney. At Atoka, Coalgate Class B boys defeated Antlers 39-22, Tushka won over Centrahoma 35-31 and Tushka girls outclassed Atoka 40-23. Fitzhugh boys were beaten 30-25 at Davis in Class C. Apparently Fitzhugh girls were not in the finals. OTTAWA, Feb. 23.—(ZP)—Elev-en men and two women are under detention in Canada’s “spy” probe, and additional persons may be held as the investigation proceeds, the government announced today. inf Ithe way^ . ,cla»« B speech competition a talented Sulphur high school group dominated the winnings, with other places well divided among a number of schools. Results were as follows: . (Radio and after-dinner speaking contests were not divided into Classes A and B but were open to entrants from both groups of schools). Women’s After Dinner Speak-r1?7”Evelyn Johnson, Purcell; Juha Faye PevetoT Sulphur; Mouphida Hassen, Sulphur. Men’s After Dinner Speaking —Eldon Seymour, Oklahoma City Northeast; Robert Hammonds, Seminole; Lewis Miller. Classen. Women’s Radio —Billie Marie Howell, O. C. Central; Barbara Elliott, Classen; Mouphida Hassen, Sulphur. Men’s Radio—Gene Dillahav, °- C C"*?!: BOI Bowles. CUs-sen; Bob Chappelear, Classen. Class A Contests Men's Extemp — Roy Kelly, ausM'ctt’ Semino,e: Women’s Extemp — Wanda Fuller, Classen; Doris Stewart, Seminole; Carolyn Rear oat, Classen. Humorous Declamation—John Guy, Classen; Joan Pratt, O. C. Northeast; Louise Carr, O. C. Northeast. Women’s Address Reading — Mary Cecils Elkins, Durant; Billie Marie Howell, O. C. Central; Carolyn Rexroat, Classen. Men s Address Reading—Gerald Hornund, Classen; Howard Borden, Durant; Roy Kelly, Bristow. _ Oral Interpretation — Mary Cecile Elkins, Durant; Marilyn Harris, O. C. Northeast; Mary Lou Sweatt, Wewoka. Dramatic Declamation — Lamella Thomas, Seminole; Joe Nelms, Wewoka; Barbara Elliott, Classen. Class B Contests (Results of six other Class B contests were in the Ada News Friday) Dramatic Declamation — Low-etta Ratterree. Okemah; Joyce Kuykendall, Sulphur; Sibyl Jordan, Stuart. Oral Interpretation — Joyce Kuykendall, Sulphur; Julia Fae Peveto, Sulphur; Berlyn Miller, Horace Maim. Humorous Declamation — Bill Goffe, Sulphur; Marcella Webster, Stuart; Sibyl Johnson, Stewart. You can pin your faith on a happy fat man, says a psychologist. Well, he’ll never stoop to anything low. . Washington zoo has 2,500 animal varieties. One kind of auto service excels in Ada—Sinnett-Meaders.    2-24-It Hun! Ways To Allow Draft Ad to- Die Mony Legislators Opposed To Extension, May Add To Voliintoor Inducements By CLAIR JOHNSON a WASHINGTON. Feb., 23, UPL-A hunt for ways to permit a halt to the draft May 15 began today on Capitol Hill. I*?* dur*U_#ct exPires then and although President Truman has asked for its continuance many legislators would like to avoid that. The search for some substitute touched off by a proposa of chairman Carl Vinson (D-Ga.) of the house naval committee. He told newsmen he will introduce next week a bill to create a spacial occupational army of 600,000 volunteers. They would be obtained by added inducements, including double pay, free transportation overseas for their families and yearly 30-day furloughs. Army Opposes Vinson Plan Several members of the house mihtory committee, which will consider the legislation, said immediately that they doubted that Vmson’s measure would be adopted. They said the army would fUJnt the plan vigorously. * war department has contended the draft act is necessary to maintain occupational forces and to meet the nation's other uatipual defense commitments. The president said in his state of the union message to congress that “our national safety and the security of the world will require substantial armed forces, particularly in overseas service. Many Men Needed He noted that the war and navy departments estimate that from year to year a total strength of 2,000,000 will be needed for the armed forces. In case the campaign for volunteers does not produce that number, he added, it will be necessary to extend the selective service act. ..The legislator! said, however, that sentiment for abolition of the draft is running high and they think something will have to be done to end it soon, if not on May 15. They agreed that some of Vinton* recommendations might be incorporated into a committee bill dealing with the usbject. (Moly, Ada Show “ lins In School Census Tabulation Ada and Pontotoc county have gamed a sizeable number of fam-: ? since January of 1945— which should surprise few, considering the pressure here for apartments and houses. Norman C. Mitchell county superintendent, reports the following statistics on school enumeration which bolster the popula-lon-growth claim. During the 12 months, the county enumeration rose 241 from 8,336 to 8,577 boys and girls of school age. Ada showed a gain of 86. to 3,-county’s Bain outside of School District 19. which includes Ada, was 155 to 4,918. .White boys numbered 4.179 and girls 4,080 in the recently completed annual census. Cedared children show a total of 298, of whom 179 are boys and 119 are girls. In Ada 102 are boys and 79 are girls; Stonewall district reports 12 boys and nine girts, and county separte schools show 65 boys and 51 girls. Two-locomotive Railroad It Sold McAloatar-Hartifcomo .Lino Carried 400,000 Passenger* In 1945 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Labor Situation Darkens As New Strike Threats Appear Chocks Hospital Facilities SBlr.rfif I^i!S!,-EiAC.nh0,WeT chats wi,h P,c- Huey On*. Sacramcn-to, Calif.. Cn in esc GI, who is a patient at Letterman General Hot. or is rnak^ns UCO, Ca!if. As Army Chief of Staff, Eisenhow- ■ueiUkt lKi* U»u J    country    s    hospitals to check facilities available to disabled veterans.—(NEA Telephoto). ‘^“iies Chicks Find I Home—Not At White House Truman Ratatat ta Accept 'am Bat Manly at Wattling toaiani Wanted Thorn WASHINGTON. Feb 23. -(VP) —The White House and the agriculture department didn’t accept the 2,000 baby chirks sent them C. O. D. by an Indiana hatchery protesting regulations, but the birds got new homes. White House officials first de clined to accept their lot of 1,000 shipped by William Lathrop of Richmond, Ind., because there 200 or More Killed in Night Of Rioting in Bombay Suburbs Clo**** Between Soldier*, Civilian* Subside Near Down, Tammie* Fir* Iota Crowd*; Gandhi A Ut* End af Violence . By G. MILTON KELLY BOMBAY, Sunday, Feb. 24.—(AP)—Two hundred person* were killed or injured during a night of rioting and clashes between British troops and civilians which subsided only in the pre-dawn hours today after soldiers opened fire on surging mobs in the Oadar suburb area of northern Bombay. McVaj (tinkled By Navy Court But Penalty Ii Eased WASHINGTON, Feb. 23-UP) —The navy today announced conviction of Capt. Charles B. McVay on a negligence charge growing out of the loss of the cruiser Indianapolis, but took the penalty er 1    of    blame to TULSA, Okla., Feb. 23.—(A*)— The Pittsburg county railroad, running from McAlester to Harts-?£™Land carrying more than 400,000 passengers in 1945, has keen sold, R. K. Lane, president of Public Service company of Oklahoma, former owner, annotine ced today. The two-locomotive line was purchased by the Pittsburgh County Railroad Corp., Lane said. It transported many McAlester war plant workers. In addition to its pair of locomotives, the line includes miscellaneous rolling stock and 22 miles of track. Norman Hirschfield, president of the new owners, said that the same service will be maintained tor Hailey Ville, Krebs, Hartshorne and Vache. /jrE£/*L haRBOR, Feb. 23— (/P)—More than 63 per cent of the marine corps air and ground forces has been demobilized with return home of more than 165,000 men, the Fleet Marine force announced today. Nine thousand additional marines will become eligible for discharge March I when the point requirements are cut to 42. ——    It- Read th* Ada News Want Ada. oft and assigned a share 1 or tardy rescue operations 'our shore officers. The conviction remains as part of the permanent record of the 47-year old officer, but the penalty—that he be set back IOO positions in the order of promotion —becomes inoperative. This is >ecause Secretory of the Navy : oirestol approved the courtmartial s recommendation for leniency in view of McVay’s “outstanding previous record.” The captain has been returned to duty. The cruiser went down on the n,6ht of July 29-30. 1945, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, with a subsequent loss of about i ’80 men. An investigation which was opened soon after the sinking with appointment of a court of inquiry was closed by the navy today with these announcements: Where He Failed A court martial found McVay guilty of negligence on the ground that he failed to steer a ► Police said many of the night’s casualties were fatalities and that "many” bodies were still in Bombay hospitals awaiting removal to morgues. The unofficial cas-ualty list, not including the night’s toll, for the three days of bitter street fighting included 250 dead and “well over 1,300” injured. Quiet In Most Areas Gunfire and street rioting was confined almost entirely to northern sections of the city during the night and elsewhere Bombay was quiet. The latest outbreak came after Mohandas K. Gandhi had appealed to Indians to end “this thoughtless orgy of violence,” and after the surrender Saturday morning of Indian sailors whose mutiny on Thursday had touched off disorders here and in other cities. Several hundred troops had „    ----—v    BHV    I    U ^as no one with authority to pay the $70 COD bill. Later President Truman made it official by sending word from the presidential yacht that the chicks were not to be accepted Subsequently Lathrop offered the chicks as a gift to the White House but in the absence of any official acceptance, he later sold them. . James G. Pinkerton of Washington telegrapher Lathrop an offer and it was accepted. Previously prospective purchasers of the rejected birds besieged the White House with telephone calls. They were referred to the Railway Express Agency. Another lot of 1,000 chicks sent to Secretary of Agriculture An- rf    •<■<*««    im — - AF - ... JU    rn •    Mi* ► Newest Is At Houston Utilitias Involved; Phono Workers Prepore tor Ne-tionwidc Service Tieup NO GM PROGRESS Now York City Transit Lines May Clote Tuesday; Pin Power Shutdown Loom derson was refused by him. They were bought bv Raymond L. Gill of Fairland, Md., for his poultry he had telephoned contending govern- been    WZT    un,?n    ana ™ Hoisting Deen rushed into the Dadar area«engineers union from picketing Satuiday, and field Dieees wpr» the ritv’« waia*    -_____ Saturday, and field pieces were mounted. The suburb was described as tense after a textile mill and a train had been set on fire. Rioters Hold Large Area Crowds had seized control of a four square mile area in northern Bombay, where the main noting had moved from the downtown section. British troops and police fired on the rioting crowds more than a dozen times. Sympathy strikes, in which 300,000 workers took part were called here and in Calcutta. A British communique said that additional army forces had been brought into Bombay. Heavy firing was reported last ’Omvid in AU a «m*1I    __ farm after Lathrop. Lathrop,  _ ment suggestions to curtail pdbl-try production had confused growers and brought about cancellation of orders for chicks, sent the shipments to the president and to Anderson to “see what they would do with them.” He paid the actual transportation charges to Washington but wanted seven cents each for the chicks. Mod of Houton's Utilities lo Be C«l Off By Mo HOUSTON, Feb. 23—(A»)-D. D. Maxwell, secretory of the Houston Building and Trades Council, announced today that Houston’s water supply and most of its major utilities will be cut off at 5 p.m. tomorrow by striking unions, all AFL affiliates. City officials however said that despite withdrawal of workers and picketing of the plants, vital water and sewage plants would be kept in operation. Early today, the city was granted a Restraining order to keep strikers of the city-county employes union and the hoisting CP I ti A AV* Cf        *    i    *• si vpu 11 ii 11 id l ne tailed lo steer a . ",1I! inD was reported last zigzag course when conditions of I evenin6 in the mill area, enconi-visibility and the fact that his paaf«d for the first time in the ship was in an area where sub- ™,riew’ which is in effect from marines might be encountered required such a course. He thus ‘suffered a vessel of the navy to bo hazerded,’* the announcement said. but specified he was neither tried for nor convicted of “losing” the Indianapolis. Because the Indianapolis did not arrive on schedule on her run from Guam to Leyte, in the Philippines, “the responsible officers” at the port of destination should “have instituted action to determine the reason.” Therefore, letters of reprimand were issued to Commodore N. C. Gillette, acting commander of the Philippine sea frontier; Captain A. M. Granum operations officer at the frontier headquarters, and Lieut. Stuart B. Gibson, of the operations office. A letter of admonition was given Lieut. Commander Jules C. Sancho, acting port director. No Responsible Command Now , Gillette and Granum are regular army officers. Gibson and Sancho, both reserve officers, are out of service. Vice Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, chief of personnel said in ans-wrer to news conference questions about McVay’s status that “I doubt he will ever get a command of great responsibility.” The court martial, at the conclusion of the trial on December 19. announced acquittal of McVay on a count of inefficiency which alleged' he failed to issue timely warning to abandon the sinking cruiser. ,    *    wives*    Vin. 1/K 11* passed for the first time in the «UnrA ’ which is in effect from 7:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. Several hundred troops moved into the area. Police said curfew violators would be shot on sight. Not Gandhi’s Way Gandhi, spiritual leader of millions of Indians and an advocate of passive means to gain nationalist goals, issued his appeal at Poona. “Mutiny in the navy and what ls* fr,lowin6 are not in any sense of the term non-violent,” he said. ’Let it not be said that the Indians of the Congress (party) spoke to the world of winning Swaraj (home rule) through nonviolent action and belied the words in action—and that, too, at a critical period in her life.” A British communique said the ships and guns on the vessels aboard which the Indian sailors routinized were being demobil-ized and small arms removed “without incident.” FRANKFURT. Germany, Feb. 23--—(^—During the past 48 hours, 4,418 American troops sailed for their home from European ports on three Victory ships. Units sailing from Le Havre aboard the Lewiston Victory, Hampton Sidney and Pittston Victory included the 18th and 976th field artillery battalions, the 675th and 527th port companies and the 292nd engineer combat battalion. Read the Ada News Want Ads. the city s water plants, sewage f * 6as plants and garbage truck lots. The unions recognized the injunction and withdrew pickets when notified of the order. A third union however, the Electrical Workers union, was not named in the injunction, and A J. Bannon, business manager. said its members would “take over the picket lines Sunday m°rning.” this. he said, would put 300 more men out on strike and bring the total to 1,000. Maxwell made his announcement after the city council, at a meeting today, made no promise of wage increases and refused to grant recognition to the unions. Mayor Otis Massey said city officials are confident that Houston s water and sewer plants will continue to operate despite the threatened withdrawal of union workers and that the Texas State Defense Guard was “standing by in case it is needed.” City officials said 400. not 1,- ?; erT]P,oy« are.on strike. Uncollected garbage is cluttering Houston’s sidewalks and al- iSn Clt7 .H!alth Director Austin Mill said today the sanitary situation was becoming acute. Stilwell ie Heed Reactivated Army WASHINGTON, Feb. 23—UP> —Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell commander of the w'estern defense command, has been named coi£ mander of the reactivated Sixth Army, the war department announced tonight. Activation of the Sixth Army will be effective March I. Its headquarters will be at the Presidio at San Francisco. The announcement of Gen. Jacob L. Devers, commander of the Army Ground Forces, said that the Seventh Corps headquarters at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., and the western defense command in San Francisco, both ground forces units, will be inactivated and their staffs merged to form the Sixth Army headquarters. By Th# Assoc lated Press Four major strike threats — a nationwide telephone service tieup, a Pittsburgh power shutdown, a New, York Citv transit strike and a Houston, Tex, utilities shutdown—moved high up on the nation’s labor disputes agenda yesterday (Saturday). The newest threat was at Houston, where striking city workers, demanding higher w'ages and union recognition, announced plans for a shutdown at 5 p.m. today (Sun.) of the water works, gas plants, sewage disposal plants and other utilities. In Washington, the CIO Mine. Mill and Smelter workers ani nounced a strike of 7.000 members would start as scheduled at 7 a.m. Monday at 18 operations of the American Smelting and Refining company. Lone Bright Spot The one bright spot in tho day’s labor picture was announcement by a federal conciliation panel at Peoria, 111., that agreement had been reached on all issues in the three-weeks strike of 17,500 CIO farm equipment workers at the Caterpillar Tractor company. Meanwhile, prospects for quick settlement of the General Motors strike were dashed when negotiations adjourned for the week-end with “no particular progress’ made on the issues of wages, seniority and vacation pay. Prepare To Tieup Phones f While government labor officials sought means to avert a coast-to-coast telephone strike, scheduled for 6 a rn. March 7, th# National Federation of Telephone workers mad# detailed plans for paralyzing the farflung American Telephone and Telegraph system. Carlton W. Werkau, strike strategy director, said at Memphis. Tenn, that the union was preparing for a tough struggle —and so are the companies.” He charged A. T. Sc T. managements were stocking their buildings with “cots, blankets and food and have been doing so since the day we filed our first strike notices They’re getting ready to dig in.” About 150.000 telephone work-aIe, involved and another 100,000 have been asked to respect picket lines. Werkau said a new picketing twist—designed to circumvent anti-picketmg injunctions—may be tried. One picket placed in front of the A. T. Sc T. building in New York, he said, would constitute a “nationwide, bona fide picket line” because wires from the building radiate throughout the United States. New York Transit Again % New Yorkers were told bluntly they “better make preparations for a shutdown of transit any time after midnight Tuesday night.” The statement was made by Michael J. Quill, international president of the CIO Transport workers union, before a mass meeting of pickets. He was referring to the union’s threatened strike for recognition which he claimed would close down the city s vast system of subways elevated, street car and bus lines! However, CIO President Philip Murray has expressed willingness to explore the possibility of averting the walkout The union wants board of transportation recognition as sole bargaining: agent for the city’s 32,000 transit (Continued on Page 6 Column ■TH'H PESSIMIST Generally speak in*, ifs cheaper t’ git hijacked any-wher’ than after you git home. —OO—. Ain’t it funny how fei away a candidate can recog-nize you a few weeks before election day. ;

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