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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 15, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 “ — -  b ‘ 1 " 9     ——**I.    to*«t Wrt b.H« t^h practicing «.!*., .,, „., «lookln, Hi. other tray to It Wt „.p cr  Showers and colder tonight; lowest 36-35 panhandle; cloudy and colder Saturday.  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  BUY MORE WAR BONDS  Tim* to Quit It—  Ban On Daily Attacks In Congress On Russia  WASHINGTON, March 15.—(AP)—The house leadership signalled for a halt today in the almost daily round of speeches critical of Russia or other World War II allies of the United States.  There was no formal action, but party leadens passed the word that they feel the present delicate international situation calls for temperance in references to United Nations members.  Privately, they told reporters they were disturbed by repeated “inflammatory speeches, aimed mostly at Russia.”  There is no intent or desire to curtail the right of members to free speech on the house floor, they said, but the time is not appropriate for what one of them  called “Russia-baiting.”  In recent weeks there have been almost daily jabs at Russia in one-minute house speeches. Great Britain also has come in for criticism, particularly since Winston Churchill’s speech at Fulton, Mo.  Oklahoma Bees Just Gotta Have Sugar During Winters  They're Robbed of Honey in Summer, Hove to Be Fed In Winter—end Sorghum Flavors Honey They Stere  By GENE POTES  OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15.—(AP)—While the sugar shortage is causing inconvenience for housewives, it causes near disaster for tnt bees, because it s all they’ve got to live on during the winter months.  * Joe C. Scott, president of the state board of agriculture, said today that the number of bee hives in Oklahoma has been reduced 25 per cent this winter because beekeepers are unable to get sugar to feed the bees.  The trouble is, Scott says, that the bees have to have cane sugar for winter feeding. If they are given sorghum or some other form of sweetening, they'll store some of it away in the hives with the typical bee eye for a rainy day, and the honey later stored away in the summer season will taste of the sorghum.  Cane Sugar Blends The cane sugar taste, on the other hand, blends with the honey sa nobody can tell the difference.  That's the bee that Oklahoma beekeepers will attempt to put in the OPA’s bonnet when they meet here Tuesday to form a state association. The sugar ration for bee-feeding is handled on a local basis by ration boards, and where the boards don't understand why the bees should be cut in on the short sugar supply, the bees have to go without their winter food.  After all, points out Scott, the bees are robbed of their own savings of honey every year, so it’s only fair to try to keep them eating during the winter.  Big Industry Involved “We’ve got a $2,000,000-a-year honey industry in Oklahoma right now,” Scott said. “We’re trying to build it up to a $5,000,-000 industry, but we can't do it if we can’t maintain the bees. Now it’s in the process of declining, unless we can do something about it”  The beekeepers also will try to find a means of combatting diseases which are hampering operation of hives in the state, Scott  said.   *-  Woman Forger Gels Sentence of Two Yean in Prison  Josephine Martin was sentenced by District Judge Tai Crawford Friday morning to two years in the state penitentiary on each of four charges of forgery*  County Attorney Vol Crawford asked members of the city police force to arrest Martin Thursday. She was arrested Thursday afternoon and sentenced Friday morning.  She entered a plea of guilty before the district judge and was sentenced on the four charges. The sentences will all run concurrently.  Martin was rn the hands of federal authorities until recently when she was released en probation early this week.  County Attorney Crawford said that she would be taken to the penitentiary early next week. She passed the checks to merchants in Ada last year.  , Judge Challenges Anyone to Diagram Sentence by OPA  OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15. —fZP}—F e d e r a I District Judge Bower Broaddus today challenged an attorney to find an English teacher in Oklahoma City schools who could diagram a sentence in an OPA telegram from Washington on the basis of which an OPA suit was being argued.  The sentence:  “No justification under enforcement instruction No. 7 for settlement which does not involve payment to full extent of financial ability to pay or for consent judgment for single damages.”  Broaddus admitted that he had first believed that the sentence authorized the OPA to settle the case for single damages, then decided it did not.  W. L. Murphy, attorney for the lumber company involved, accepted the challenge and said he would have the diagram tomorrow*. The suit had asked treble damages, but following receipt of the telegram Murphy and the OPA agreed to settle for single damages.  Sidney Feinburg, Washington OPA official, then testified in a disposition he had not intended to authorize any settlement short °[ „ treble damages or financial ability to pay, and the OPA sought to 'withdraw the settlement. Murphy sought to dismiss the OPA motion, but Broaddus balked, saying he now believes the sentence meant the suit could not be settled for single damages.  WASHINGTON, March 15, —Some of the army’s latest field artillery weapons—new rocket launchers, new motors and self-propelled artillery pieces—will be demonstrated at the Fort Sill, Okla., field artillery school March 18-26.  This was announced today by General Jacob L. Devers, com-manding general of the army  ground forces.  iWEATH ER  I  Oklahoma-—Showers and colder tonight; lowest 30-35 panhandle; 50 extreme east; cloudy and colder Saturday; showers in east in morning; clearing Satur- colder  except panhandle; Sunday fair, farmer, central and wast.  KHomMang Waits Friendship of Reds  Alto Wonts Renovation Of Chinese Government Machinery  By SPENCER MOOSA  CHUNGKING, March 15.—(TP) —The Kuomintang congress today formally urged the Chinese government to foster true friendship with Russia.  A resolution adopted by the party meeting said this friendship should be based on a respect for China’s sovereign rights and the preservation of world peace.  The action was taken after the congress heard charges from several government officials that Soviet forces extended their stay in Manchuria in violation of one agreement after another and looted the territory.  The party congress, in session since March I, postponed adjournment until tomorrow. It had been scheduled to conclude today.  Other resolutions adopted called for renovation of government machinery, particularly by elimination of unnecessary bureaus and abolition of nepotism, and for a greater measure of self-government for Sinkiang, Mongolia and Tibet  Meanwhile the communist new China Daily News reported government troops and underground forces had launched “ferocious attacks” against “democratic” (pro-communist) troops in the suburbs of Mukden.  The publication alleged the 22nd division of the new Sixth Army wrested three towns from the communists in eastern Lia-boning, and asserted government troops attacked the communist-held village of Tangtaikon, 30 miles southwest of Mukden, where it said fighting was still in progress.  Earth Shoda Cause Worry In California  Earth Slides Breek Los Angelet Aqueduct, Huge Boulders Still on Move  LOS ANGELES, March 15.— (ZP)—^Earthquake shocks felt over southern and central California early today caused earth slides which broke the Los Angeles aqueduct in Sand Canyon, in the Owens Valley, the City Bureau of Water and Power reported today.  The California Institute of Technology Seismograph recordedla long series of shocks from 8:21 a.m., to 8:50 a.m„ (est), the heaviest at the latter hour, “about the size of the Long Beach earthquake of 1933.’*  It would nave been quite destructive in a settled area, an observer stated. Its center was believed to have been about IOO miles ending north of Pasadena.  The bureau reported shocks still were continuing at a late hour this morning, causing huge boulders to roll down the mountainside over an area about IO miles long.  The center of the disturbance, it was added, apparently was in Indian Wells Valley, near the community of Inyo-Kern in the high Sierra.  One boulder tore off about 12 feet of the roof of the aqueduct and some five feet of the top of the sidewall, releasing about half the water flow and spilling 100,-000 gallons across the state highway.  Some patrol roads along the aqueduct, main supply of Los Angeles’ water, were closed by huge boulders or sections slipped down the mountain, the bureau said. Holes were knocked In the roof of the aqueduct at several points.  —lr--  Lehigh Nan Left Fatally Injured By HH-Run Driver  Richard Demits, no. of Le-high died of injuries at 3:45 a. rn. Friday at the Cotton hospital rn Atoka where he was taken for treatment. He is believed to nave been the victim of a hit and run driver near Lehigh about I o clock Friday morning.  He was found about 30 minutes after the inciderit* by a wrecker driver from Atoka and was taken to Atoka immediately by State Troopers Harvey Hawkins and Haywood Bailey and Coal County Sheriff Johnny Phillips.  Seen Beside The Road The officers were enroute to Atoka when they were stopped by the wrecker driver, who told them he had found the man lying beside the road.  Demitte suffered a broken P j    ™ .addition to many  body bruises and possibly died from internal injuries and shock, according to the patrolmen.  Patrolman Hawkins said that skid marks could be seen on the pavement where the victim had been dragged. There were also pieces of clothing and glass at the scene.  Hawkins said that some information too valuable to be disclosed at this time was found in connection with the hit and run case.  Austrian By Birth  Demitte was an Austrian by birth* He came to Pennsylvania when he was still a boy and 25 years ago moved with his family to Lehigh.  He had no immediate relatives living in Coal county, but a sister Mrs. Fred Freer, lives in Wewoka. _ Another sister, Mrs. Louis Cullins, lives in Illinois and two brothers live in Ohio.  The patrol reported that Demitte was employed as a porter in a beer tavern in Lehigh. They also reported that a doctors report showed that he was partially intoxicated at the time of the accident.  APA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, IMC  Natives Moved for Atom Bomb Test  FIVE CENTS THE COPT  Trudging across the sandy beach at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall bland grouo natives carrv th.!. few belongings to waiting LST which will transport them to their new home m SfSJSa? At«n becoming Army-Navy atom bomb test forced thr«i»Uves to leave ?h*ir old hom^-"^ Td£  Canadian HP Now Awned  Implicated In Espionage Cete; Four Scientists Accused of Sending Secrete  Three ta Hospital Following Accident  Mr. and Mrs. Claude McNeil of Atoka and Winfred Dowell, IS,  I of Coalgate were taken to Atoka Thursday night to receive first aid treatment for injuries received in an accident that occured about a mile south of Coalgate on Highway No. 75.  Dowell was hit while making left turn off the highway, by an automobile driven by McNeil, who was accompanied by his wife.  Mrs. McNeil received minor lacerations about the face while her husband received lacerations about the face in addition to several fractured ribs.  I The accident occurred at 11:30 p. rn. Thursday and was investigated by Highway -Patrolmen Harvey Hawkins and Haywood Bailey, who are stationed in Ada.  Trooper Hawkins reported that McNeil  b  has been summoned to appear in a Coalgate justice court where he will face charges of reckless driving.  Reed the Ade News Want Ads.  By BAERT T. MONTGOMERY  OTTAWA. Mar. 15. ^-Canada accused a member of its parliament today St violating the official secrets act and charged four government scientific workers with transmitting confidential war secrets to Russia, including details of a super - explosive known as “RDX.’ r  Fred Rose, known as the only communist ever elected to the Canadian house of commons, was arrested after a parliament session last night and formally charged today. Rose belongs to labor progressive party, which absorbed the communist party when it was banned in wartime. The Montreal labor leader had held communist offices in Canada, and had spent six months in Russia, lecturing youth groups.  Connection Definite Supt. Josephat Brunet of the royal Canadian mounted police said in Montreal that charges a-gainst Rose “most definitely” were connected with the espionage case.  The royal commission, in a second interim report depicting Soviet agents as trying to ferret the war secrets of Canada and the United States, said Dr. Raymond Boyer, assistant professor of chemistry at McGill university, had admitted giving Russia full information on his secret work with “RDX.”  “He said that with this information, competent persons would be in a position to design a plant to produce the material in quantity,” the commission said. Boyer was accused of transmitting his secrets early in 1942 and into 1944, while Russia and Canada were allied in the death strug-1 gle against Germany.  “Other Loyalty’* First The four persons previously accused were minor government a1 workers, who were charged with working with the Moscow-directed espionage ring to obtain data on the atomic bomb, radar, electronics and the disposition of numerous United States corps divisions which lately had fought the Germans. Five persons, other than the eight already named, still are under investigation.  “Some witnesses holding strategic positions have made the significant statement, under oath, that they had a loyalty which took priority over the loyalty owed by them to their own country and, for that reason, they acted as they did and would have continued so to act had they not been detected,” the commission said.  High Wilds Now Out Rally Spoil  By Tho Associated Press  High winds will move Into Oklahoma during the next 24 hours bringing an end to rainy weather, the federal forecast said today.  The extended forecast said cooler weather would prevail over the week-end but with temperatures still averaging about five degrees above normal.  (Ada hq£ high of 67, low of 56 degrees).  Guymon, with a top of 73 and a low of 44, had both the high and low temperatures in the state the last 24 hours.  Big 'lins At City Lake  Wayne Vickers Ups Recent Mark With 6i Found Bott  Wayne Vickers, local fireman, is the leading fisherman in Ada now since he went out to the city lake and returned with a six and a quarter pound bass.  The huge fellow was caught the next morning after Julian Henry caught a five and a quarter pounder. Henry had also been fishing at the city lake.  Vickers was using a Tony Aceta Weed Dodger bait (not available in Ada) when he happened on the large fellow, or at least that is the bait that he said he was using.  Like other fishermen, Vickers is slightly inclined to stretch the truth when it comes to telling about his fishing experiences.  However, it has been verified by several sources that he did bring a six and a quarter pound bass into Ada, reporting that he caught it at the lake.  The fishermen went out to the lake after 7 a.m. and was back in town before 8:30 a.m. The large one was the only fish he caught.  Midnight Deadline, Many Yet la Hie tacoma Tai Retantt  WASHINGTON, March 15. MB —Millions of Americans—possibly 20.000,000 or more—must file tax returns by midnight tonight or face penalties.  A revenue bureau spokesman hazarded a “rough guess” that hardly more than hSlf the approximately 50,000,000 individuals who must file returns on 1945 income did so before today.  Of these who did, however, 7,-500,000 already have received refunds totaling more than $300,-000,000—an average of $40 each— the bureau said, promising all refunds will be paid by July 4.  A minority of those yet to file before the midnight deadline— perhaps a fifth of them—must also file estimates of 1946 income. In general, these are:  1. Persons earning more than $5,000 in wages annually.  2. Wage-earners getting more than $100 in income from other sources.  3. Non-wage earners earning over $500 a year, who do not have taxes deducted under the withholding act.  Treasury figures show all income tax collections since the start of the year have been higher than last year, running around $6,300,000,000 so far mis year against around $6,000,000,000 for the corresponding period of 1945.  Korean Land Move  HHS Large Holdings  India Granted Freedom Rigid  Attlee Soys Cen Cheese Full Independence, Bnf Warns No Notion Cen Stand Alone  LONDON. March 15, UP>— Prime Minister Attlee told the house of commons today that if India chooses full independence from Britain “in our view she has the right to do so.”  “It will be for us to help to make the transition as free and easy as possible,” he declared during debate on the mission of three cabinet members who will go to India shortly to take up again the problem of self-government for India.  But, he said, “I hope the people may elect to remain within the British commonwealth.”  Ne Compulsion .“If she does so elect,” he added, “it must be by her own free will, f° r  the British commonwealth and empire is not bound together by chains of external compulsion.”  Attlee said that Britain, in making a final treaty with India, was not “going to hold out anything to our own advantage that would be to the disadvantage of India”  , ^ e ,he thought India would “find great advantages” within the commonwealth and warned that “no great nation can stand alone today.”  Attlee said the cabinet mission was going in India “in a positive mood.”  “Resolved” to Succeed The three cabinet members who compose the mission are Lord Pethick Lawrence, secretary of state for India; Sir Stafford  Russia Sends Note On Commercial And Economic Matters  Has Bearing on Oiler lo Talk Leon to Soviet Government;  Notes on Iran, Manchuria Still Unanswered; Truman Soys  He's Net Alarmed About Dangers in International Set-up  WASHINGTON, March 15.—(AP)—A Russian communication delivered th Secretary of State Byrnes today by Nikolai V. Novikov, Soviet charge d’affaires, dealt with economic and commercial matters and had nothing whatever to do with the American notes on Iran and Manchuria, the state department said. '   ...................•    Michael    J.    McDermott,    depart-  We'll Fight, fays Iranian, Ie Keep  National Scantly  TEHRAN, March 14,—(Delayed )—(/P>—Gen. Ahmed Se pc h bod Amir Ahmedi, minister of war, said today the Iranian army was “ready to Tight to the last man” if Russian troops move toward Tehran from Karaj. 20 miles northwest of here, where he said trainloads of troops and ammunition are arriving nightly.  “Iran has shown to the world it is a peaceful nation, but if Russia commits an overt act, now only every soldier but every boy and girl in the streets will fight to defend their capital,” the general said in an interview immediately following an audience with Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran.  The Shah, he said, plans to present the Iranian question again to the United Nations security council, which will meet in New York City later this month.  Ahmedi said the Russian garrison at Karaj had been “increased fourfold” and that there was “three times as many Russians in Azerbaijan as a month ago. *  He termed the reported concentration of troops and equipment a “definite threat to Tehran” and added that all necessary precautions were being taken to meet it,  'Tito general said that Iranians would not “go out to meet the Russians or even erect fortifications outside the city.”  “Iran’s intentions are only peaceful, but our national security is at stake,” he added. ‘Tehran will be defended to the last man —even boys and girls will help— if this extreme and unlikely measure becomes necessary.  Goodwin Is Questioned Robberies  Penny Wise  CHICAGO, March 15. - (ZP) _ The state commission investigating public employe pension funds says that one fund is growing big from penny fines.  N. R. Levin, secretary of the public library employes’ pension fund, said that the fund receives fines paid on overdue library books. In 1944 and 1945 these amounted to $262,000, contributed by borrowers keeping books too long.  Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads  SEOUL, March 15.—(ZP)—Press reports from northern Korea today said the people’s committee in that Russian-occupied zone was inaugurated a land reform program calling for confiscation of holdings of more than 12 Vt acres.  Meanwhile, Dr. Syngman here, top political figure in the American-occupied half of the country, charged Russia “desires to communize our country.”  Press accounts for the Soviet zone, published here, reported the land program also provides for confiscation of lands formerly owned by Japanese, “pro-Japanese” and Koreans who have left their homes. An estimated halfmillion Koreans have crossed into the American zone.  TULSA, March 15, im—More than 200 specialists from all parts of the nation are expected to attend the annual meeting of the  Cnpps, president of the board of trade; and A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty.  They will leave next Tuesday and are due in India March 23.  Attlee said the government intended to give the mission “as free a hand as possible” in negotiating with Indian political leaders and that the three “are going out to India resolved to succeed.  The house earlier advanced to third reading a bill repealing emergency powers of the British central government in India and providing for an all-Indian council to advise the Viceroy, Lord Wa veil. There was little discussion.  Schwabe Is Urging Resolution Passage  Soy* Making Lot* Doc. 7  War-End Woald Smash Soma Production Blocks  WASHINGTON, March 15.—  (A*)—-If congress approves his resolution declaring the war ended last lkc. 7 ii Witt gnash some reconversion bottlenecks, Rep  K ,n  Ada  a  couple of moths George Schwabe (R.-Okla.) said S?°  after were  identified at  today.    Norman  He chose the Dec. 7 date, he said, because it was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  “If the house and senate passed this concurrent resolution, which requires no signature from the president, it would end the emergency period and would terminate within a few weeks a lot of bureaus created during wartime,” Schwabe told a reporter.   is  one wav of getting rid of a lot of surplus wartime em-  Lindy (Rabbit) Goodwin, who was arrested Thursday morning at Eufaula on a warrant issued at Mena, Ark., was returned to Ada Thursday afternoon by Chief of Police Dud Lester, who wanted to question him on some incidents in Ada.  He admitted entering a business firm at Antlers last October and taking a check protector, in addition to several other items, but he made no comment as to whether or not he took $20 in change that was missing at the same time.  Chief Lester tried to connect him with several robberies in Ada, but Goodwin denied having anything to do with the case of which the police chief questioned.  Goodwin told Chief Lester that he didn’t want to return to Arkansas to face burglary charges there. Mena authorities allege that Goodwin took several cases of whiskey from a whiskey store, transported them to Oklahoma w^ere he disposed of the stolen property.  Antlers authorities are expected in Ada to further question Goodwin about other robberies at Antlers.  The check protector that Goodwin admits taking from the Antlers firm was the one used by bogus check writers that were caught in Ada a couple of moths  American osteopathic society of _    _________ ___  proctology to be held here April I cannot continue to exist under  . __ surplus ___________  ploy es now on the federal payroll. In my opinion it would do more to stimulate reconversion and bring us back to economic normalcy than anything that could be done by congress.”  He added that passage of the resolution by congress would break many bottlenecks that have been impeding production and would “strip the executive branch of government of a lot of its war powers.”  Ti peace time,” he said, “we  Restaurants Found Breaking Ceilings  Eleven Earing fleets In Four County Area Reported In Violations  ll 55J?  18 ’  D r*  Jo . hn  W. Orman [ wartime orders and ^edicts”*and president, will preside regain our economic equili-at the three-day meeting.    ibruim”  Eleven restaurants have been found in violation of OPA price ceilings in Seminole No. 3, Coal, Murray and Pontotoc counties, according to members of the local price board.  Three restaurant operators and one auto repair man placed their cases before the local briard this week. Three of the four paid fines of $25 each and settled their cases while the fourth was placed on probation.  Only three of the ll restaurants found in violation during a recent survey have made settlement with the local board.     —+— -——  Read tha Ada News Want Ads.  men! press officer, told reporters the Russian note had “a bearing” on a recent United States offer to discuss a Soviet request for a $1,000,000,000 loan.  McDermott said that the U S. communication mentioned not only the Russian loan request, but reviewed in detail the entire economic and commercial relationship between the two countries. Two Notes Still Unanswered Novikov, after a three-minute conversation with Byrnes, told reporters only that he had delivered an answer to a note from the United States government.  There were three U. S. notes awaiting Soviet replies prior to the Novikov visit. Two concerned Soviet actions in Iran and the third protested the reported Russian withdrawal of Japanese industrial equipment from Manchuria.  This d€ velopment on the diplomatic front came in the wake of President Truman’* comment yesterday that he does not consider the current international situation as fraught with danger as many people believe.  ‘Tm not alarmed by it,” he declared, giving his permission for direct quotation. ‘Tm sure wt’U work out of it.”  Some Still Apprehensive The chief executive’s hopefulness was echoed by two important figures on capitol hill, although diplomatic officials remained apprehensive over ultima! Soviet intentions in the Iran area.  ,    Majority Leader Bark  ley (Ky) commented “It has been my opinion all along that the situation isn't as bad as the headlines would seem to indicate.” And Senator Pepper (D-Fla) told reporters. “I think entirely too much emphasis has been laid on the bad side of the international situation. I think people who do so are rendering a public disservice.  ‘There is no more reason for Russia and the United States to go to war than there would be for Florida to declare war en Georgia.”  On-Job Vets (en  Get Sets of Tools  VA Reedy Ie Appreve Up To $100 for Those In Certain Types of Training  Here’s news for ex-servicemen who are busy with on-the-job training now.  J. W. Watters, In charge of this program in Ada, announces that for such vets who are engaged in learning occupations in which tools are required—such as mechanics, can get tools now to the value of $100 through the Veterans Administration.  Gene Ford, VA contact representative in the postoffice building, has the forms to be used in making application and also is prepared to advise veterans on how to proceed with making application for needed sets of tools.  WILL SELL 156 JEEPS AT FORT SILL SOON  OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15. —(ZP)—Hamilton Morton of the War Assets corporation, Fort Worth, announced today that 156 jeeps will go on sale March 29 at Fort Sill.  Morton said the prices to veterans would be about $350 to $475 for 1941 models; $475 lo $550 for 1942’s; $550 to $624 for 1943’s. The prices will vary with the condition of the jeep.  ■V Bota Blanks, J*  Miss Fanny Frail is nearly ugly enough f be to expert  athlete.  Th* feller who built a duplex some years ago an* is 11 vin’ in one side an’ off thf other is goin* t’ town these days.   

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