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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             it has been said that the average person speaks words during an average day of stop right there and not wisecrack as to the relative importance of the I'alr and windy and continued warm this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday THE ADA EVENING NEWS BUY MORE WAR BONDS 42nd 297 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Nazi Underground's Plot Grim Warning To Allied Military Task of Reformation Far from Far From Easy, as Dangorous.Elcmcnt of German Population li In Age Range of 14 to 35, Poisoned by Hitler Doctrine By DeWITT MacKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Nazi underground plot to revive Hitlcrism in Germany, disclosed during the week-end, is Grim warning to those who would relax the military occupa- that the Allied task of re- formation is far from finished. It's highly significant that this would revolt centered in the Hit- ler youth movement, for that re- mains the core of the resistance to Allied authority. During my recent tour of the occupied areas _ _ ._ ..._ mentioned in this column more I man hope lies, and that is where than want to emphas- (the Allies are concentrating :ze the dangerous j heavily. Crawford is Out, McKeown Is Appointed Crawford Gives III Health As Reason for Resigning As County Attorney Pontot.oc county commissioners met Monday morning and on a ________ ___ motion by J. R. Thompson and a there appears to be small hope second by Earl V. Parker, accept- of persuading many of them to a ed the resignation of Vol .Craw- change of heart. They can be I ford as county attorney: A few kept in hand only by force, for minutes after accepting the' resig- These young most vital element in the so thoroughly Hitlerited that force Js their god. But the thing cuts deeper than that. Since this age group is nation, the commissioners voted to appoint Tom D. McKeown, for- mer county attorney, district element of the German popula- tion lies for the most part within the age range of irom fourteen to thirty-five. There you will find the majority of those whom Hit- ler w.-is able to hypnotize with his poisonous doctrine. Thoroughly Hitlerite The youth movement fanatics represent the toughest of the hu- man problems which the Allies have in German rehabilitation. Parents Are Handicap However, the occupation auth- orities are up against a great handicap because, while the chil- dren are friendly enough and are receptive to the proper training in their schools, they have to be sent home to parents who belong to the Hitlerized group. Thus it's bound to come about that many (Continued on Page 2 Column 1) Sunday's Roundup of Hitler Youth Is 'Only Beginning' Intelligence Officers Say Other Groups Still Plot Against Allies in Germany FRANKFURT, Germany, April 1, intelligence of- ficers said today that several nazi subversive movements still were plotting against the allies in Ger- ________________ many and that Sunday's round- WASHINGTON. April nearly Hitler youth to bring was only the beSin- more workers under the wage- hour act puzzled senators today as they rrturned to work on the Senators Puzzled Over Whether To Expand Wages Act By FRANCIS J. KELLY veto-threatened bill. minimum wage The are employes of industries "affecting" interstate commerce. Their addition would brine; about of the na- tion's workers in in- dustry and agriculture under the law. the senate labor committee reported in recommending their fD.-N.M.) has inclusion. Senator Hatch moved to strike out the broad- ening section on the ground that there- would be confusion over who goes in and who stays out. Senator Pepper (D.-Kla.) 'denied saying thai similar language liM-d m the National Labor Ki-lations ;.et. Hatch lodged his motion Fri- day a few minuter, a.'ter the sen- rite added an amendment to the minimum wage bill establishing a revircd farm parity formula wlucli would lake into account the cost of agricultural labor. Barklpy Gives Warning The parity amendment went in >y a vote of 43 to HI. despite the largely lost to the Allies, the i and later congressman, to most effective educational re- the post of county attorney, form must be made among the j It is now official that Vol younger boys and girls the Crawford has resigned his posi- sprouting generation. There our j tion as county attoney. In a letter dated March 28, 1946, and ad- dressed to the board of county commissioners Crawford resigned his post. Illness Given As Reason "Realizing that there seems to be certain citizens of Pontotoc county, -who are dissatisfied with my administration and the way the office of county attorney has been conducted and also knowing that should I remain .in office I will probably be engaged in a bitter political fight and knowing that I am unable on account of my health to conduct a protracted fight, I hereby tender my resig- nation as county attorney effec- tive April 1, 1946, returning the office I now hold to the citizen- ship of this was the con- tent of the letter to the commis- sioners. McKeown Makes Application "Learning that there will pos- sibly be a vacancy in the office of county attorney, I hereby make application for said office for' the unexpired term of the present county attorney, if vacancy oc- was the application sub- mitted to the commissioners by McKeown. The letter of resignation was filed with County Clerk Claud Bobbitt about 24 hours before a group of Ada ministers presented District Judge Tal Crawford with a petition requesting that a grand jury be called for investi- gation purposes in Pontotoc county. Two applications for the va- cated post were filed in writing with the commissioners. A mng." The officers said counter-es- pionage agents were working "day and night" to break up the last vestiges of nazi resistance which came into the open with the week-end sweep on follow- ers of captured Arthur Axmann, former head of the Hitler youth movement. The operation against the Ax- mann group is still going on, it was said, although only remnants of the group remain. Virtually all the funds which Hitler, in the last days of Berlin handed over to Axmann to keep alive the nazi philosophy, were seized when Willi Heidemann, Axmann's key henchman, was captured. Some Had Fled About 20 percent of the target suspects in the weekend roundup had left or fled their addresses when the agents struck, how- ever. I No casualties were reported a- I Ada Voters To Decide On Two City Commissioner Contests On Tuesday German V-2 Rocket to Be Tested in New Mexico A "V-2 German rocket will pierce the stratosphere for 100 miles in a test at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, north of El Paso, Texas. This photo shows the first test made on the rocket for the purpose of checking fuel and controls. The fire and smoke from the rocket are streaming over the desert as the'fuel test is carried S. Army Ordnance Photo from Mrs. Brents Dies Sunday Funeral Tuesday for Pio- neer Ada Resident, Widow Of Noted Federal Officer Cavalry Into Armored Units Proud Military History --.Ends Socn as Separate Branch of U, S. Army Ada since 1902, died Sunday Horning at 11 o'clock at a local lospital. Her health had been failing for some time and her condition became critical late last week. She was 77. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a. m. from Criswell Funeral Chapel, Rev. James O. Michael, pastor of the First Chris- tian church, and Rev. C. B. James, former pastor here, of- ficiating. Burial will be in Rose- dale cemetery. ,Iioll _ Mrs. Brents was born at Macon, who attended the 'meeting said .m I868-. whlle she was a. that a third man had made appli- i 6lrl the family moved to Texas, cation for the'job, but not in Tn 1RRR cho 1vat! nt nov-- By EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON, April 1, Military men heard with senti- Mrs. Susan E. Brents, widow of mental regret today that the war the late T. E. Brents, resident of department has decided to abolish writing. Typhus Epidemic Raging in Osaka Area Is Serious By FRANK L. WHITE OSAKA, Japan, April 1, The largest typhus epidemic which has confronted the United States during World War II has jroken out among Japanese civi- lians in the Osaka area. mong the full scale cam- 77600 all ed combat the hold of troops and counter-espionage a- bee.n by, gents who participated in t h e the 25th (tlODlc dm" raids. Gunfire was reported to have broken out in several of the 200 tact that M.-ijoi-ity Leader Bark- 'owns raided in western Germany lev tiiltl the senate President "ncl Austria, but American intel- Triunan had notified him )u. iiigi-nco officers said they had re- ukl be "con-.pelled" to veto tin: reived no word of any casual- :ige bill if it came to the WhiU. House with the parity provision. Such officials as Price Admin- istrator Paul Porter and Stab- ilization Director Chester Bowles have labeled the proviso infla- tionary. They predicted it would drive food prices up 000 or more n year. lint of the amendment say its enactment would only provide for the farnuirs, who, ihi-y conirml, are going to have to pay higher prices for their purchases as the result of indus- trial wage increases. House To Agree There general agreement on both sides of the capitol that the house, which twice has ap- proved similar proposals, would accept the senate amendment readily. tics. U. S. army headquarters said that incomplete reports indicated the manhunt .was "carried out without unusual Most of the suspects seized offered no resistance. Silent On Axmann Intelligence officers still de- clined lo give- details of the cap- ture last December of Arthur Ax- mann, 32, one-armed former nazi youth fuehrer, who has been identified as the leader of the movement aimed at reestablish- ing nazisrri. Axmann, who is being ques- tioned at an American intern- ment camp, fought in the battle of Berlin. Escaping on foot from the German capital, he went to jsion, which has responsibility for 'the 12th prefecture and the city of Osaka. Maj. Gen. Charles L. Mullins, Jr., commander of the 25th, said cases were reported in Osaka alone and in the 12th prefecture. The death rate has been eight percent of the report- ed cases. But, Mullins pointed out, al- though the entire fourth infantry regiment has been thrown into the campaign only three typhus cases have broken out among In 1888, she was married at Dex- ter, Texas, to T. E. Brents. To Ada In 1903 Soon afterward to the southern part of Indian Ter- ritory and lived for a time at Le- banon, Marietta, Wynnewood and Pauls Valley, coming to Ada in 1902'. Mr. Brents was a druggist before becoming a U. S. deputy marshal. -In the latter work he became widely known for his work against the criminal cle- ment of 'the then new country. Mr. Brents died In 1020. Mrs. BrentsMived on the same corner, 406 South Broadway, from 1902 until the time of her death and was a subscriber for ,___ The Ada News from the time the putting the army's remaining the'cavalry as a separate branch of the army. _ There was no official confirma- tion, but service publications re- port that a general army repr- Russia Stays With UN Plan Intention to Remain Work- ing Partner Being Reaf- firmed in Many Ways In Moscow By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW, April 1 sia's emphatic intention, to ro- working partner in the United Nations with no thought Voters Also Are To Select Freeholders City Run-Off Campaign Comes to Climax Tuesday With Moderately Heavy Vote in View Because of Campaigning The polls open at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning and close at 7 p. m. A .fairly heavy vole is expected. During the intervening hours, the voters of Ada will be casting their ballots to determine the final personnel of the city board of commissioners that takes office in early May. They will also be selecting members for a board of freehold- ers that will study the city char- ter. Two races remain from tho city primary of two weeks ago. Where To Vote President Truman's approval calls for merging the horse outfits with the armored force. Trends in World War II were ell in that direction. Fast mov- ing cavalry reconnaissance out- fits fought colorfully on several fronts, but they traveled in light tanks and armored cars rather than on horseback. Fought On Foot The first cavalry division fought on foot in the Pacific, and negro troopers of the second cavalry division were employed in service units .after the North Africa landing. The horse cavalry did see some action, though, in the China- India-Burma theater. There the 124th regimental combat team which stemmed from a Texas national guard outfit operated. It remains the army's onl unit. h May Keep A Few Men familiar with war depart- ment planning for the atomic age are inclined to doubt that the reorganization plan .contemplates paper was launched. Active In Local Organizations She was active for years in the out to pasture. Rather they think it will limit horse cavalry units to a few outfits Order Eastern Star, holding i trained for specialized tnctics in all offices in the local chapter and i! listed among the Past rugged terrain. Abolition of the cavalry as a Worthy Matrons. She also had separate branch would be the held all offices here in the White final chapter Shrine. Her death removes a charter member of the First Christian church and a lifetime worker for the W. C. T. U. She is survived by four chil- dren, Mrs. Maud .Pitman of military history studded by such names as Robert E. Lee, George A. Custer and George S. Pat- cow every day. Two foreign representatives in responsible diplomatic posts said today they had received strong though unofficial reassurances withui the last three days. Soviut spokesmen, press commentators and lecturers are taking a strong line on this question, generally basing their conclusions on Prime Minister Stalin's recent answers to this correspondent. UNO Is "Serious Instrument" "The Soviet union is paying great attention to the de- clared the well-known lecturer on world affairs, Alexander Leonliev, in an address at the hall oC columns. "The. Soviet union considers it a serious in- strument for preserving interna- tional peace and security." Speaking lo a packed house, remarks were published in Pnivcla "A number of Prime Minister Stalin's slatemanls bear witness to this. ComraHc Stalin pointed out in his answer to an Associa- ted Press correspondent's ques- tions that the strength of this in- ternational organization is based on the principal of equal rights of all states and not on the prin- ciple of the domination of any slates by any others." Differences Natural "It is Loonticy con- inces in op- The following voting places have been designated for the Ada city primary election of Tuesday, April 2. Ward 1. Precinct 1 Court- house. Ward 1. Precinct East 115th. Ward 1. Precinct 3 Hays School. Ward 1. Precinct ton, 315 East Main. Ward 1. Precinct East 13th. Ward 2. Precinct 1 Service Chevrolet, 200 East 10th, Ward 2. Precinct 2 Willard School. Ward 2. Precinct 3 Driskill Store, 319 North Mississippi. Ward 3. Precinct West 6th. Ward Precinct School. Ward 3. Precinct 3 Irving School. Ward 3. Precinct West 7th. Ward 4, Precinct tion Hall. Ward 4. Precinct 2 High School. Ward 4. Precinct ton School. Ward 4. Precinct Will Baptist Church, 15th and Ash. spectacular I <-inued: ton, ren, rs. au .tman o -ias lahoma City, .Mrs. R. R. Snow of South Pasadena, Calif., T. E. Brents, Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., and Max Brents of El Centro, Calif., G.I.'s and all three cases have al- another son, Carlos Brents, is ready been discharged from the Meac'; n sister, Mrs. Lula Gibson, hospital. Mass dusting of the Osaka 'ormer resident of Ada now liv- Stroud, will be here for population and inoculation on tne services Tuesday; there are Iar5e scale has been underway seven grandchildren. for some time, Mullins said, with Americans supervising Japanese performing the work. As many as individuals were deloused in one day at 30 points in the city, and at all six major railway stations. Japanese bV n-.id-.vPrk. after decidfnT'on a wercwolf new minimum wage level. The r provides for raising the cur- rent floor of 40 cents One Leader Failed The plan failed when Willi Senators Ellcndor (D.-La.) and Ball (R.-Minn.) want to hold the initial jump to 55 cents, stepping up the minimum to GO cents 18 months later. Should Mr. Truman carry out threat to veto the whole bill oecause of the parity amend- ment, a number of farm state senators have said they will sim- ply tack the parity issue on the price control extension measure when it rt-ac-hes them. They con- sider the OPA extender virtual- ly veto-proof. Rend the Ada News Want Ads. [WEATHER leader to whom Hitler jugend funds had been entrusted, decid- ed that active opposition to the Americans was useless and that a long-term project to bring back nazism had a much better chance of success. Heidemann, who is also uncter arrest, began .his campaign to re- cruit leaders in the Bavarian vil- lage of Bad Tolez, which was headquarters for the U. S. third army until Saturday. and windy and continued warm this after- cloudy tonight and WHATLEY HAS NOSE BROKEN EL PASO, Tex., April I, More than in prize money was presented today to winning contestants in the Southwestern Livestock show and rodeo. TOD money winners included' Calf B u r k, Comanche, Okla., 37.3 seconds Clifford Whatley, Duncan, Ok- lahoma suffered a broken nose in Sunday's calf roping when his rone slipped off the calf's neck ol civute so warm west 'and whipped back to strike him mn-th Tuesday. I across the face. McLemore Bouchelle, medical officer of the 107th mili- tary group, said the epidemic was believed to have spread from a dealer in Japanese army blankets and uniforms who was held for investigation in the Osaka jail in December. All trains and street cars have been placed out of bounds for Americans because, the medical officer said, the crowded condi- tions are ideal for the transmis- sion of body lice, which are car- riers of the disease. STILLWATER, Okla., April 1. Gov. James E. Berry today eliminated himself from the race for the Democratic nom- ination for governor and an- nounced he will seek his fourth term as lieutenant governor in the coming elections. In a statement, Berry said: "After carefully considering the matter of making the race for Conservatives In Greece Winning inion are going to emerge1 on a number of questions. There will be contradictions between the great powers, but the- problem is to surmount these hardships and to find a joint agreement in deci- sions on international affairs." The lecturer said the Soviet Lee resigned from command of the old second regiment in 1861 a lieutenant, colonel to lead e armies of the south. The Little Big Horn. Patton regret- fully took leave of horses, but employed cavalry dosh in win- ning renown as :the best known tank commander of World War Losing Before P. H. Secretary of War Patterson is scheduled to speak Thursday at exercises dedicating an academic building at Fort Riley, Kas., to Patton's memory. aThe army's reported plans now call for merg- ing this institution with ATHENS, April 1, Ithe armored force school. ers of the conservative populist party claimed a victory today in Greece's Sunday elections and declared the size of the vote was an overwhelming defeat for com- munists and other left-wing par- ties who had waged a campaign for the voters to stay away from the poles. The election possibly paved the way for the eventual return to the throne of King George II. Constantin Tsaldaris, chief of the royalist division of the popu- lists, said "as a result of the majority with which the popu- lists carried the election it (the party) will undertake to regulate the political situation with full respect to the expressed popular will and will be guided by nation- al interests." Regent Archbishqp Damaskinos agreed with a suggestion of Pre- mier Sophoulis, who tendered his resignation, to consult the exe- cutive committee of the populist candidates for the democratic nomination for governor. "I'm sure they'll name a good man to be governor of Oklahoma. I believe I can better serve the people of Oklahoma as lieutenant governor." voters of i party, on formation of I government. Tsaldaris said the party would not insist upon hav- ing its own man as premier, how- ever, and indicated a broadened coalition government might be organized. Read the Ada News Want Ads. Well before Pearl Harbor the cavalry was fighting a losing bat- tle to keep its place with the other military branches. In the 1941 Louisiana maneuvers there was an experiment with Portee cavalry in which horses were transported in vans. But the of- ficial decision was thumbs down. Before war's end, an official army board which studied tac- tics in the European theater re- ported that there was no longer a separate place in the modern army for the cavalry. CAN'T FORCE FARMER TO BUY HULLS TO GET MEAL OKLAHOMA CITY, April I, OPA enforcement attor- ney said today cotton seed meal processors cannot force farmers to buy the hulls in order to get the meal for their livestock. Referring to reports that some mills had been so doing, O. B. Martin said: "There is no authority under the OPA ceiling price regulations for cotton seed meal processors security between peoples and consistently urging the" applying of Democratic principles to rela- tions between all countries, large ane! small. Temperatures To Late Spring Level Government Thermometer Says Heat Rose to 88 De- grees Here on Sunday It may have felt like summer but the impartial federal ther- mometer says it was more like late spring over the weekend. The mercury recorded an 87 degree maximum for Saturday afternoon, although people who had tp be downtown were under- going the discomfort of still warmer temperatures. And Sunday, with Saturday's heat fqr a start, moved the level on up to 88 degrees. The Saturday night low was 53, the Sunday night minimum and off went many a blanket and quilt. Sunday the mild 'weather sent thousands of people into the open, strolling and driving, and they were rewarded by the annual miracle of fresh lawns and trees and countryside. NOAH BERRY DIES HOLLYWOOD, April 1, Noah Berry, Sr., veteran film actor and brother of Wallace Ber- died today at his home. He to 'require customers to buy the was S2 years old. hulls in order to get the much Berry played villians and oth- needed meal for their livestock." ier cTiarac-ler parts since the ear- ily days of silent pictures. Sur- 'vivors include his son, Noah, also retuvns for amount in- ..........._..... News Classified Ads a .film actor. t Goodwin Admits Tire, Safe Jobs Done in Seminole Lenville "Lindy" who has signed statements con- cerning burglaries and other !nw violations, signed ngain Friday, this time at Seminole whore he admitted numerous tire robberies and safe crackings in which he implicated four other persons. He was arraigned before a jus- tice of peace and bound over to the county authorities to await trial with W. J. Carroll and J, B. Stonesiper, both of Spiro, who were a.-rnigned Thursday on a similar complaint. Bond was set at for Gar- rett, while Goodwin and Slonu- siper were being held under bonds each. Garrelt and Stonesiper were r.rrcsled at Spiro last Tuesday af- ternoon by Seminole and P'ush- mataha county authorities and are accused of being the reci- pients and disposers of most of the tires that, Lindy Goodwin, Topper Goodwin and Mrs. Top- per Goodwin are charged with having stolen over a period since 194-4. Topper Goodwin, who is recov- ering from a gunshot wound in nn Ada hospital, was said to have been on most of the 'jobs.' His wife signed a confession similar to that signed by Lindy and im- plicated the same persons. Police Chief Dud Lester of Ada said that the Goodwin boys had cleared a total of 23 cases to date and that other cases are likely to be cleared. The two men and o.ne woman connected with tire stealing cases in more than a dozen counties are out of Pontoloc county jail on bonds made after they were bound over to district court on charges in this county. Typhoon Sweeps Marianas Islands PEARL HARBOR, April but minor dam- age was reported by the navy to- day after the first typhoon of the season swept the Marianas islands and headed for the Phil- ippines. No deaths were reported. An auxiliary ship missing with 17 men aboard was located 250 miles east of Guam with all hands safe. On Guam, patients evacuated to caves in the hills were return- ed to hospitals without incident. A 65-knot wind tore up sections of the roadway, but the Apra harbor breakwater held. Several smaller craft were sunk and a floating rfvydock was blown from its moonngs, but no major vessel was lost. The air facility suffered small damage. Read the Ada News Want Ads. i Luke Dodds having settled the ce for mayor by outvoting two rivals in that first vote-casting Two Commissioner Races J. D. Willoughby, incumbent, and Burroll Oliver nre rounding out vigorous campaigns for the office of commissioner of public works and property. This is Ol- iver's first race for public office but he was employed in the street department before enter- ing the Seabees. Ray Martin, city clerk and commissioner of finance, entered that office by appointmunt and so is making his first campaign for elective office. His opponent, Drew Thomas, also is a first- timer in a political campaign. Two Freeholder Races In the freeholder races there has been little campaigning, but interest in the outcome remains keen among many citizens who are concerned about what they regard as tho necessity for revis- ing the rity government to en- able it io opcrnle officinctly. It was adopted in 1912. Candidates are: Ward Clyde Click. Wendell Thomas, O. F. Albin and Tommio Maines. Ward C. W. Floyd and Dr. C. F. Spencer. Ward Tom Goodmnn. Joe Hensley and "Red" Walker. Ward 4 W. H. Ebcy and Claude McMillan. Weather, Looters Working on Planes Between Them, Millions Worth of War Planes Near Manila Being Stripped By JAMES HALSKMA CLARK FIELD. P. Monday, April Millions of dollars worth of American war planes, lined tip in neat rows along run- ways of an abandoned Japanese airstrip here, nro rimiilly being converted into junk by weather and looters. Two correspondents spent hours Sunday, without authority and without being .stopped or questioned, wandering through, the two-mile collection of which range from Mustangs to Liberators. Rapid demobilization not only deprived U. S. air forces of the personnel to keep the. planes air- worthy it also reduced Die num- ber of men available lo guard them on the ground. That meant that anything from, fishing tackle to new machine- guns was available io tho first taker. Gunners' plexiglass bub- hies have been removed from turrets, letting tropical rains ruin, delicate instruments and equip- ment. Scores of rubber lifeboats have been ripped apart for the emergency rations they contain- ed. Radio receivers and transmit- ters were unguarded. Looters also have boon work- ing over damaged and wrecked army automotive equipment near Manila. Tires, batteries, wheels and engines disappeal nightly. Read the Ada News Want Ads. THr PESSIMIST By Bob Dlanki. Jr. "Dude" Lark bought H moton.'ycle last week, an" dealer throwed in a granitj headpiece free. We've never seen n re- former that didn't htive expression o' a St. Bcrn-ivd dog,   

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