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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 7, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 Whew! That telephone strike is  over and bow plot of folk, woo't hove to 9,* back lo procHco of bockfonco  bowipfokoopupwith thololortorboflwtkiocoroiiJaooiiB  M w,.h„„ti„ 9   Increasing cloudiness this afternoon, becoming cloudy tonight, clearing Friday.  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  BUY MORE WAR BONDS  Entries Still Coming in On Stock Show  Moro Thou 500 Animals Exported for Ninth Annual  Show, Storting Saturday  A few entries from scattered localities are still being received by County Agent C. H. Hailey, manager of the Ninth Annual Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show, who is completing plans for the big show where more than 500 entries are expected.  “Because the Ada Chamber of Commerce realizes the important part which agriculture plays in the existence of Oklahoma, we ane happy to afford the 4-H and  r^ ys 81X1(1 girls  °* Southeastern Oklahoma this opportunity of exhibiting in the Ninth Annual Southeastern Oklahoma Junior Livestock Show,” Elmer Kenison, secretary, said Thursday morning.  Judging Contests, Too Paul G. Adams, Stillwater, will be in charge of a 4-H judging contest. Each county may enter one team of three boys. All exhibitors are eligible to compete for mdividual prizes.  Team members who are not exhibitors can compete only for team prizes. Teams must be registered with the superintendents before the start of the contest at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. No member of the team is eligible to compete in this contest who has participated in the non-collegiate contests at Chicago or Denver or who bas been a regularly enroll-e student in college.  John Farrar of Stillwater will be superintendent of the FFA judging contest. The same rules govern FFA judging as does 4-H judging.  Prise Money Set Up  . first prize money for each o; 1  three steer classes will be $16. Ten dollars will be paid the winner of the first place lamb in each division. First prize winner in each barrow division will receive  , ft J c  he  Jrand champion steer in  *t, own fe y  J ohn Brother  EL”^ a ;u He was    FFA  mem-  ber and the animal was a Hereford.  A Duroc barrow owned by Ross English of Garvin county won frana champion honors in 1945. Ralph Thompson of Hughes  a  Southdown lamb that won grand champion honors last year. For the past five years a Hughes county 4-H club member exhibited the grand champion lamb.  A total of more than $1,000 will be given to FFA and 4-H club members as prizes this year. Premium money was given by the ™a Chamber of Commerce and Pontotoc county cattlemen -—— -*  Chicks Into Hands Of Farm Youths  Five Thousand of Thorn Distributed; C. of C. Poultry Program Praisod  Five thousand' chicks chirped greetings today to a hundred farm club youths who will relive toe premium hatch from  !« e **     r    o£     Commerce  in its third annual poultry program.  The luncheon program and dispensing of chicks was preceded by two hours of instruction in poultry brooding and rearing, led  oL  Bl S° ks ’  o£  Oklahoma A. and M. college, and Cy Hailey, Pontotoc county agent, in the district court room.  h«?e 10 °f  S \i? pe ?h ing  before members of the Chamber of Commerce and farm youth, termed  °i  C -  poul try program as outstanding over the state.” In tact, ne added, some other civic organizations over the state have  mod Pl pH cirri ii nn..U ___  ,  APA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, IMC SS* J5S22S Daughter Make, History  Government Intervention Averts Telephone Strike  Rail Strike Delay Seen  Tmm«a to Name Emar-9*"cy Fact-Finding Panel Ta Study Workers Wage Dispute  modeled similar poultry experi-   th  t We y p e o^ry g husba„dry special- I    ISS  ist pointed particularly to two the Cambridge Lent Bum    A    , f ?i. Ell f land '     ln     disn  sar«y7an£?SI sat-s-d.-e.RaTS.    I**  ness program”; and giving the   y k!Z-C-' ymen  **  necessary   17m__:    J    IL., ww —__  _ CLEVELAND, March 7.—(JP)_  Postponement of a scheduled strike _b y ^ Brotherhoods of Railroad Trammen and Locomotive Engineers appeared likely today as it was announced in Washington President Truman would  No! Aiming Just at Russia  U. S. Emphasis aa Blunt Talk Now Method; State Department Has Many Concerns  crew selector eL™ fT -IT, ‘S™  A  member of the  bridge unl^ersitv CnnniE^d  8 se ™ cemen  attending Cam- Appointment of such a panel. wSW’tSSSMTC ST"jgJggLte being fheVrst |  tho PoiKnn.. t — i-.'   p  .    °ns    of  »ute.  ppointment of such  woman coxswain * to com i ** fS wmg htsto ^  b X being the first £/gx>rdance with provisions of Service)    ‘°     COmpete w the  ™ces.-(Oklahoma State Mat    Act. presum-  ________ ___»“y    t™uM    delay    actual    walkout  He said that Floyd’s Hatchery    _    -  Steel    Strike    Isn't    Over—As  rn Oklahoma, and furthermore    I e    _     1    VTCI   Long    os    500    of    Fabricating  Plants Still Ara Tied Up  Phone Settlement Bood for Wages  Moans About $15,000,000  Far Southwestern Workers  ST. LOUIS, March 7,    —Set-  to ment of the threatened strike ox telephone workers means wage  eiR r S^5v ft  to i aling  approximately $15,000,000 for members of the Southwestern Telephone Workers union, D. L. McCowen, union president, estimated today.  McCown said that, in brief, the agreement provides the following weekly pay increases for the 30,-000 members of the STWU.  Craftgroups, $5 minimmn and SB maximum; traffic operating pojiP. 55, to $7; clerical group $5 to $7; miscellaneous group (caretakers, mechanics, guards, build-  iS?J27 1C ?  men ’  etc )  55; special employes (accountants, assistants,  $10°  re presentatives), $7 to  j  ad ^ tion *  he  .said, it provides for the reduction of the time period to reach top wages mini-mums for ll to 8 years; reduction in tile number of wages schedules and reclassification of certain ex-  ke*r^ eS b * gber wa R e  brac-  ! he  4   strike  settlement SI? # P ° P re vent picketing of exchanges and brief curtailment of long distance and manual serfice here. By 8 a m however, all service was reported back to normal.  mS? a  U i h J? tern g.. union  oncers managed to notify key cities in Missouri Kansas, Oklahoma, Tex-as and Arkansas of the strike cancellation before serious curtailment of long distance service.  predicted restoration of normal operations throughout the area by noon.  r « mc largest SUCH  breeding enterprise for poultry i? klaboma . and furthermore,  # e  bo st  L  egg production records for the breeds Floyd’s is developing, Brooks declared.  The speaker noted that the poultry industry grew to a two and one-half billion dollar in- du  o  s . tr y during the war, and said mat more farms include poultry  agriculture" 1 0ther tyPe of  He advised that the big tenant fapopulation would be better | satisfied and more prosperous if struck landlords would provide ade- 1  quate poultry housing and equip-  SlSiolr  successful  pro-1 f|l VAr  f| av>  I . oif.m 1  x£ e ? le y and W. A. I JWs AWdlu  dour* °h  I ug "’. Presented  30 to 60 days.  Had Set Deadline  nflS?. 1 / / Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train-men and Al vanley Johnson, heac of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, announced yesterday a deadline of 6 a.m. next Monday for a profess!ve strike against 384 railroads and termin-  Pendin the pane  By JAMES MARLOW    I    nouncauon    or  embarrauina (U ___ *    t.  ’ '------ * v     means    something    to    you    •     1  1 “ w     ao    aing    citizen  Ab.., 200,000 CIO    ,h. g , M io    ^    SSX’Saf'*    h.8h«r p., in mtd-jM,uary_,ti|| ...  on 5lrite . t.S’XS?.?  -.Tbcy aro striking against about I erhoods would ho u~ia  cautioning that Ihf m^tcoSy  chick mortal* 17 progr " n  “   #■  Red (ms Mw  Lags, Speed-Up  No* Being Urged  i‘, a , ve r , IS ® n  HOI 1 .63, Red Cross officials in the county pleat  ers^efforts  Speed “ up  ^ ^ work-  „, By  Thursday morning there were still only two completed blocks m the downtown business section, and several residential ^ssers finished their calls short of their quotas, to stir up a little apprehension at Red Cross headquarters.  Cross county officers urged that the volunteers accelerate  L fa'vS?  WhUe the weather   It appeared today that the progress of the 1946 campaign may remain uncertain until the middle of next week. Headquarters expects some reports from coun-ty school districts on Saturday which may indicate the extent of success outside Ada.  .  1x1  Ada there have been several incomplete reports from down-town workers that have swelled  Rev. Teeter Back Te Pastoral Work  Returns from Chaplain Duties With Combat Regiment* To Pickett, Francis Churches  Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads  {WEATHER  ******    ■<  Oklahoma — Increasing cloud-iness this afternoon, becoming cloudy tonight, clearing Friday, colder tonight and west this afternoon; lowest tonight 20 northwest, 30 east and south; colder southeast and extreme east, war- m ? r  Panhandle Friday afternoon; winds becoming strong northwest ton.gr.t and west this afternoon.  Chaplin (Major) Bonner E. fe. formerly pastor of the Methodist church at Roff and graduate of East Central State college, has received his dis-chai ge after 28 months of service and returns to pastor the Meth-  FVancis °  S at Pickett a “d   Tee ‘ e / was pastor of the {toff church for a year and a half before going into service as a chaplain.  ,^ ust  before receiving his dis-obarge, he returned from 14 months overseas service as regimental chaplain for the 379th In-  lftfl,h y i^ eg A ment ’  a  e art of th e . ■Pif‘.P ,v i s,on: thls  division was with the Seventh Army and broke the Seventh Army record py being m direct contact with the s enemy for 147 consecutive  Teeter holds the Bronze Star award, ETO Ribbon with two battle stars, the American De-  Medal    snd the Victory  He will assume his new duties by preaching Sunday, March IO  at Pickett 8 and evening  services  Made Posthumously  To Glen Horrell  P&oM^NonSfiSS^   a r ar ^ posthumously the SU-y J* 1 ”  for . exceptional bravery  of  th* Bannhofi woods in Germany, the War De-bos notified his par*  Sn" Mrs A  Paul v - Nor-rell, 506 Monroe, Stillwater.  Calm, Accurate  The citation reads:  For gallantry in action in Germany On IO February IMS  wEdf  attack  SU. Ba y nnholz jSJH GennBny. Private Nor-  the flankT, T aS attacked  from Mie Hank by two enemy tanks  which appeared from around the fha woods. Calmly and accurately firing his bazooka blank fire from the  gu, J s » be scored three hits on one tank, and two on the   dls ? bUxig  the first and damaging the second.  „‘ J 11  loading the sixth round he  if^roty WQiiHded  by shrap _  ?’^ ut  {“J fire forced the tank to retreat from the woods, tea  p  h ^down position. Private Nor-» m?  811 was  attempting to roimd when he was  in v Sin  w 5^ nded b y an explod-lug shell..His conspicuous brav-  tZ .“A * aUa "fry under enemy £, keepmg i with  the high-  RtrtSjp  of the United   .Was la Mth Division Private NorreU was a mem.  divisfon.^ 6 376th    94 ^  The history of the 94th Divi-tr^ 0tes a ^, ^ptire chapter of  and states    ^     10 *  1945 »  uu ^ the German tanks  had bazooka skirts,” or extra  W Ch    the  bazooka  rockets less effective. This accounts for the unusually large number of casualties in this en-  cracromant    '■**  ■«.    _    I tween officials of the two broth.  Em     1 !? * trlking  against about erhoods would be held to con-  SS^ir. .K r . ,Ca . tU, *w P lante - They «der further action in event Sf ■ make the finished steel things Presidential intervention. i l yo ^L buy, like nuts, bolts, pins. Under the strike plan service  el fe* ” a F* r  toe strike—no one I would halt on 112 railroads Mon-  ■22? SP  xt wiU  end—the Nay, on 85 Tuesday, 91 Wednes-HfefJ?J'VF l s2£ m t0 wait  for day and 96 Thursday.  P^^°f toethings you wanted. Beerd Findings Not Final  Labor observers notediU ,v>iv.’..' 1 , j-«v^    a    t*    a1    I Railway Labor Act  ImiiM-'u 80 fabric  Plants,  SbriJS? roake stee1 ’ and 788     •    -J  finished, the strike against the I £ mxnen dations. However the! remaining 500 fabricators isn’t {jpard’s findings would not bel  Why U. S. Steel Fight Biggest ^f?, g  »? d th e act does not spe-I  kIU ss?  That’s why the fight with U c‘ c«Jill  stnke  call was termed “al  b- 4,16     ~  sriSSL  hoard to recommend to the pres-[ident appointment of an emer-  By ALEX SINGLETON  WASHINGTON, March 7.—(A 5 ) —This country’s newly-stressed emphasis on blunt talk in world affairs has some American diplomatic officials worried lest the policy appear aimed exclusively at Russia.     J   «.^ n . owI f d l ing  ‘heir concern privately today, these officials made a point of noting that the sting of frank words has been felt in diametrically opposite camps— that is, in Spain and Argentina, as well as rn the Soviet Union.  Just Plain Dealings The whole idea, they say, is £ e  b^P* 5  tost a straight-irom-tne-shoulder approach will succeed in forcing a quick yet friendly showdown where tradi-tional hush-hush diplomacy might add to suspicion.  These officials, who must remain unnamed, said critics of for***! policy should remember that American notes protesting Hussies plans in Manchuria and Iran were preceded first by an indictment of Argentine action during the war and ny a three-power denunciation of  S Bpanish  government for collaboration with the axis Await Iran Note Reaction Meanwhile, the state department:  I. Await Russian reaction to its  I  Agreement Reached On Wage ’Pattern’  Agreement Too Ute to Fravmt WalkouH. Picket Line, la Ma ay Place,; Conciliation Official, Keg, Pressure Oa  By WILLIAM NEEDHAM  finn  WAS .T^I 0 ^  March 7 —(AP)-Govemment interval-. avertedly, threatened nationwide telephone strike just 25 minutes before the 6 a. rn. (EST) deadline.  Seventeen hours of unremitting pressure by United States conciliation service officials led to agreement on “pat-tern wage increases ranging from $5 to $8 weekly.  _    The agreement came too late  Strike Was I faua.li «u:.F walkouts is  Brief Here  Picket Liao Sot Up, Service Halted Until Word Ca*, firmed Sattlemaat R toe had  MussEga*  r s ctaai    laM    mmm      former    Pnvomrtp    n#      •   L 2 UIS * March 7. — (j*P) —  ™ a r'y Marion, “Mr. Shortstop” u-    f^ 01115     Cardinals, ended  contract °tod.?y Kl    h “     1946   conference    sSS*    5- l °V Kh .tMis    might    mean    the    prac-'  gagement.  ^Gleir was a resident of Ada h?Jih f i 61 * I hls  graduation from ni?i£i, a  and was  attending  ^nter^rvlce." 14 When he   MacArthur Urges tell Speed-Up  Wants That Airmail Carried, Altar Finding Letters Taking Weeks ta Arrive  JOKVO, March 7.-(/p)_G e n-eral MacArthur is gravely con-  mvut th°f U l a collapse in  airmail takTicr o. ?  has re JL ulie <l m letters JmSSF V  longaa .5 7  days to reach Japan from California, a head-quarters spokesman said today. After a week of no mail, letters  a * headquarters id     were     Postmark-  Sin ♦ Although bearing air stamps, they presumably ^ by ship. But many ships  make  toe trip m two weeks.  The mail situation "has been a ??J!n r grave  concern since the E! dd ! e  9 f  January when transpacific air service was reduced to  fn P  oif i a day cach 10 Tok yo and saki  ppines,U  fbe spokesman  General MacArthur has pro-posed to the war department that Jr if., 1 ? 1311  he carried even t lough this might mean the prac-  an hour.  But U. S. Steel wouldn’t give that raise unless it got a good increase on the price of steel it   and sold : The government finally surrendered.  “    S.    Steel    and    the  I? u  the 80  basic steelmakers to charge an average of $5 more a ton for their steel.  Satisfied with this, they agreed to give their workers an increase of 18 Vi cents an hour. Their strike was oyer.  Meanwhile. 288 fabricators al-so signed up with the CIO But 500 didn’t.  Some Fabricators Hold Back  The gave various reasons: They couldn t afford it Theirs was I ^competitive industry, they  JETS 1 1** 6 reRc f to make up for higher wages.  Wittiin a few days OPA is expected to allow some fabricators to ^b arg e higher prices for their product to make up for the higher prices they have to pay the basic steelmakers.     y   But this isn’t a blanket in-crease to all fabricators. OPA will give them relief a group at a time, according to the type of  tokes time.    * This  „  Ar ? d  tow OPA increase has f n °to* ng  to clo with any increase in wages the fabricators give. It’s  (Continued on Page 2 Column I)  Von Papon lo Try “o Provo He Was 12 Peace Seeker  By NOLAND NORGAARD  Fr^ E v NB ^? G ’  Marc h 7.—(JP)—  :  P ?!wL     P a  P  e n *    °ne - time  ashooing diplomat for nSSLSMer, informed the inter-£*2*^*7  tr ibunal today he would try to prove that he  f? ugbt to  initiate peace overtures   u -. s -  for the increased prices they have to pay.  All Takes lime  Tirtjfr* r r #  ge L ttin g this kind of  £ni uf e i lef ~ t } le y f in d they need still higher prices to make up for  tog he r wages, they’ll have to  Sk m M‘ t ° heTp g0Vernmen t  and   hav^Vrt^*     time aXld wiB   not all once?  by  * rou P*’  Trnm.i he    da y    President  Truman suddenly said his recommendation—that the basic steel-   im cents an  nour more—didn t mean the fab-   n Th?i* ?£ ould se ttle tor that. with «h ma 9 l P , ne *otiations oilin va. i*aiS  lc *’ or!  wide  X the Tail °  w . as  ‘ r y in * to wifh h!.i V !  ;  cent  settlement with basic steels  a  pattern for  . M at0 J?- ‘he latter could  £ thA^ r 'J ru,I !? n ' s  statement, fht will go on and it will take time. At CIO head-  ?ouYi e £  i A n h, Pi “ S , bur * h no  *“ess STh . ? bta ined on the length  Welters  against  the 500 fab-  Rob^r't ,T S N ’ K^ Ch 7-  '*- Gov -  April 0 ?'* "^y ^servli^e nfiU The name of an army officer who also will speak has not been announced.  Lawton has invited all of southwestern Oklahoma to join in toe Army Day celebration.  More Nippy Win*  Oa Way lo Stale  nuiu J  3?*  AMOcUt «S PKN  Chilly breezes which might nip  fg”f--? ar fr tP^ery in the north-western part of the state were on to®way to Oklahoma today.  The federal forecast calls for wiu?u^- th *'ytod todny, which   80 ui n  al. he north dur ’ j  g  night with the mercury  dropping to around 30 in the  northwest tonight.  AAM!S eraI, Tu fair skie *>  w ‘th the  w ® a£ ber reaching into the south and east is seen for Fri-  ,.9“.? mon ; Y ith  H  wa » the slate s coolest sjoot overnight.  *S vnv SPEAKER  TvPiwp^HOMA CITY, March 7, nJtlJ! J’ .Beggs, Madison, Wis.. national judge advocate of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, win  rfll Pn ?7y??«r  SPeaker 8t 3 sta te rally of VFW members here Sun-  total L5W ndanCe  “  6Xpected to   . -1W1.11C an i urxey ana a former governor of Pennsylvania.  Through his attorney. Von Pa-pen also sought to prove that he made similar overtures to a Cath-  ?i‘ c ,  ca X dinal  the Vatican in 1942 and to King Gustaf V of   S '5S den m 1939  and 1940. ♦K^. e * tribunal W *H begin hearing the defense case tomorrow, stort- ,ng  wito Hermann Goering.  Hiller s former vice chancellor, whose bungled sabotage ef-f? r to rn toe United States in the World War first brought him   n °, tlce ’  53,(1 he  hoped to bis role in trying to end the war through questions submitted to Hurt Fremerr Von Lersner  OrlpntT 1 as tbe  president of the Orient league in Turkey.   I £u na a rc £ ,s  tostimony was sought, the tribunal was told to  sh °w that Defendant Von Papen hhn i„ 1934 to tell Ad'S” Hitler of the dangers in the nazi anti-semitic policy and begged him in 1939 and 1940 to intervene to keep peace in Europe.  Through his attorney, Von Pa-Pen suggested that the king be questioned "in a manner which ne tribunal deems suitable.” Sir  For the second time in the his-tory of Ada, local citizens saw Picket lines formed. Although the telephone strike wa* settled before picketing actually started the word was not passed around fast enough and the local union that is affiliated with the National Federation of Telephone Work-ers started picketing the local telephone office at 6 a. rn.  - Pelleting continued until official notification was received P y  to° al  V mon  faders from area headquarters at Norman.  $5 Want Oat Here Some 65 local telephne workers went out on strike leaving their switchboards. Nothing was Changed when they left and any conversation that was in progress at the time the strike started was not stopped.  “eluded switch poard operators, maintenance men   co ™ xnercial  employees and construction men.   Si ??!? ds ’ . dtF  general chairman of the union, had employees back on the job at 8:05  a * ® few minutes after he was  settled?     Strike 1111(1  ***”  Strilie called off—satisfactory agreement reached—remove pickets as soon as possible—Members may now return to work,” was the contents of the official message received from Mabel Clan-tojj, general chairman of Oklaho-  Emergency Calls Handled  Switchboard were operated for emergency purposes only by supervisors who are not members of the union.  * J~ kets  !°° k ,. toeir turn at all aJ^w 08     toe local office. An   Ada  . N P WS  reporter was given  fin^r^K 0 ? j ?  pass  toe picket lines but did not get into the  want von ° ffi ?- ‘.‘. We just d °n’t want you up here,” was the an-  ter'the^ildin?!*  r * qUeS ‘  10   *h??L W ! on J? n w h° has been with the local office 19 years received  ITnrt«T .i, W ,or her  services. Under the new agreement, she  will probably receive $34 Der week as switchboard operators SS. * ran * ed a  « to *7 p£ wSk  Wouldn’t Pass Picket Line.  Employees with union affilia-■ons reported for work as usual  Z?“^ ay  h  mondn «: hut would not break through formed picket  several cities, and picket lines *®r. e  thrown up in Washington, Philadelphia and at several pointe in Ohio and Michigan. Baltimore operators struck last night but began to return to work shortly after 7 a.m.    *  The wage "pattern” was set in a contract between the American Telephone and Telegraph com-pany and the Federation of Long  a in 5^« Pb° ne  Workers signed at 5:30 a.m.     s   Others Follow, Cancel Strike  sottipm£«F ba * S »I S of the  tong lines S JI M the executive board of the National Federation of Tel-ephone Workers, five minutes later ordered cancellation of tho strike called by the long lines un-mn and !6 other NPTWafftoS, Thirty-four others had been ex-  lmes  mii ° n to observa  ofricials, finally ° the cancellation, im-  ih?Ti'L y . lssu T  order * recalling the pickets who had taken up  their posts in several cities, but  b£fo» iff £*  Were ar, ticipated oeiore telephone service return--to complete normalcy, .^though the long-lines wage •freement reportedly was reach-  (Continued on Page 2 Column 4)  —«•« uuauic lo issue fne strik cancellation until many hours la  Slfl? 18 *! of the  necessity fo Polling local unions by long-disl ance telephone.   F . AJfad Of Deadline  . K  FlxlalJ X* 25 rnmutes ahead o  ahts»  S * *i  dea< tone, Beirne wa able to telegraph each of the 5 member unions of the NFTW th< final word.  m     Said an a ^ I *romen  mFo- JT! to wages for affili  th? ^JH en reached " and tha “ember unions which hat  can     with  toe Ameri  o^viZf pone and  Telegrapl company were "in general, ii  w“h the settlement Heinie s telegram was based or a wage pattern esUblished by Z  a *reement between the A.T.AT and the Federation of Long Line* Telephone Workers. The patten]  waYe tee™!.  SOm f W’SOO.OOO in 19 fcT?**  for  , more  than tot  g lmes  employes:.  S5 to g M ? C i ea ? S ranging  from ♦Kau     eek    are  Provided in  the agreement which becomes effective as of Feb. I, 1946.  The new wage rates will rennin rn effect until March 6,  Niw Rates National Fatten    .....I    WI    L    age    A    v.    OI    111  Oklahoma—Operators Leave Switchboard  Hour or Two, Picket, Go Back to Jobs  (Iv Th.    k____  By The Associated Press  The voice with a smile was gone for awhile in Oklahoma today as telephone operators left their regular switchboards at 6 a.m. but started plugging away again a couple of hours later when word came a nationwide strike was over.  Picket lines—the first citizens of most cities in the state had seen—were thrown around all Southwestern Bell installations in Oklahoma.  The pickets remained on duty rn most places for about two hours. Then the girls went back to work and normal service except for a bit of giggling here and there—was resumed.  Only exchanges not affected were those of independent companies whose employes did not belong to the union.  Beat Hecklers To It In many cities, the girl pickets. u^ ,n *£  tbe Y  w °uto come in for ■ bit of ribbing from residents who know them, carried witty  Sl *ns to forestall hecklers. Typical was one displayed by girls at Miami. It read: ‘Two bucks per day To keep the wolf away.**  The sign, of course, referred to wage increases asked by the workers.     J   In Oklahoma City, girl* parad-  ed with another sign sporting a Dix or home-grown poetry:  ;,Tbf voice with a smile I b® g° n ® for awhile— wi? 5 wanting these lines Till Mama Bell signs.”  Typical reports gathered from 5 ar o 0f th c state from Associated Press correspondents  okee° ne m Clee Doggett * Cherna Harm Done” at Cherokee  riZ i? ph ? ne 5 i rike in  effect in Cherokee from 6 a m. to 8:45 a.m  Service was maintained by manager, assistant manager and two non-union assistants. Union or-J* 1 ™ ‘trillers back to work at 8.45 and they gladly complied.  happy.”     done ‘ Everybody  The girls at Miami had a bit of weather trouble.  A high wind made handling  ? nd  J .fg l,arding  against sudden gusts difficult   w ™e. rg ency long-distance calls went through in most exchanges without difficulty as supervisors and managers remained at their posts.  No other long distance traffic WM handled, however, as the switchboards were quickly swamped by persons either curious to find out what was going ? n  ? r .. w bo did not know of the limitations.  I  In both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the state’s two largest ex-cnanges, and the only ones where a al phones are in operation, the i iv meant only curtailment of long distance service.  Local calls were not hampered. Emergencies My  I.™ 6     th' •tate, however.  is served by manually operated exchanges and even local calls were cut to emergencies.  News and radio wires continu- et * without interruption.  th™!ate‘ y by City Picture ov " Clinton—Telephone service off at 6 a.m. resumed at 8:10 a.m. exchange picketed.   a *^ r ? r F OI 3?”‘ Picke f s  formed lines and telephone service was limit-« , ? J nl V emergency calls from Ja°  7:39 a * m * while employes  ria  W  WO i d * of Ltoe strike outcome. No disturbances occurred  cSU? X° rd th e settlement came, the pickets immediately cispersed and service immediately was restored to normal.  Geary—Tliis city, served by an independent company, was not affected by the telephone strike.  SI    ^ non-union, remain  ed on the job.  Pauls Valley—Telephone oper- a *°rs went out for two hours un-  TTlie new rates were labeled  wilrlS Pattern by Edgar  ch,ef .°f toe federal co  service » in announcii toss than 30 mi bf-^ before the strike deadline.  ?A r n e *.  as ked whether ti member unions had agreed to a Si  th e wage pattern, replied: A sufficient number of uj ions have accepted the pattern warrant the executive board nMke a decision and issue its o d  ,n res P ect  to the strike.”  „  Beirn e added, however, th; some local negotiations mu  p,ace  with respect to th pattern and that these would I taken care of at local union an company levels.  .Jb e , long  lines agreement pre yides for a wage increase averai mg 17.6 cents an hour, Warre  (Continued on Page 2 Column  (Continued on Page 2 Column 2)  . TH’ PESSIMIST  Br Bota BI oaks. A  We’ve alius been a lit! suspicious about th’ shapes tn heads o’ those who figui out th shapes o’ women fiats.  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