Ada Evening News, April 1, 1946

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April 01, 1946

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma It hi, b.«n ..id that th. o..r.9. pwto. .ptot. 30,000 word. during .. ay.rog. day af talMnj-wa'll slap tight than and .at wisecrack a. ta the relative importance ai th. «t.m.. Fair and windy and continued warm this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday THE ADA EVENING NEWS BUY MORI WAR BONDS 42nd Year—No. 297ADA, OKLAHOMA. MONDAY, APRIL I, IM* Nazi Underground's Plot Grim Warning To Allied Military Task of Reformation For from Finitliod-—-And For From Easy, ob Dangerous JEIomont of German Population It In Age Range of 14 to 35, Poisoned by Hitler Doctrine By De WITT MacKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Nazi underground plot to revive Hitlerism in Germany, disclosed during the week-end, is grim warning to those who would relax the military occupation that the Allied task of reformation is far from finished. Its highly significant that this would revolt centered in the Hitler youth movement, for that remains the core of the resistance to Allied authority. During my recent tour of the occupied areas mentioned in this column more than once—and want to emphasize again—that the dangerous element of the German population lies for the most part within the age range of from fourteen to thirtv-five. There you will find the majority of those whom Hitler was able to hypnotize with his poisonous doctrine. Thoroughly Hitlerite The youth movement fanatics represent the toughest of the human problems which the Allies have in German rehabilitation. These young people—the most vital element in the reich—are so thoroughly Hitlerited that there appears to be small hope of persuading many of them to a change of heart. They can be kept in hand only by force, for force is their god. But the thing cuts deeper than that. Since this age group is largely lost to the Allies, the most effective educational reform must be made among the younger boys and girls — the sprouting generation. There our man hope lies, and that is where the Allies are concentrating heavily Parents Are Handicap However, the occupation auth orities are up against a great handicap because, while the children are friendly enough and are receptive to the proper training rn 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 FIVE CENTS THE COPY itoUMoown doters To Decide On Two City Commissioner Contests On Tuesday Is Appointed Crawford Givot IN HoalHi At Rooboii for Resigning At County Attorney • (Continued on Page 2 Column I) Sunday's Roundup of Hiller Youth Is 'Only Beginning' Senators Punted Over Whether To Expand Wages Ad By FRANCIS J. KELLY WASHINGTON. April I.—(A*) —W hether to bring 3,500,000 more workers under the wage-hour act puzzled senators today as they returned to work on the veto-threatened minimum wage bill. The 3,500,000 are employes of industries “affecting” interstate commerce. Their addition would bring about 23,500,000 of the nation's 40,000,000 workers in industry and agriculture under the law, the senate labor committee reported in recommending their inclusion. Senator Hatch (D.-N.M.) has moved to strike out the broadening section on the ground that there would be confusion over who goes in and who stays out. Senator Pepper (D.-Fl*.) denied Intelligence Officers Soy Other Groups Still Plot Against ANios in Germany FRANKFURT, Germany, April I, (/pi—American intelligence officers said today that several natl subversive movements still were plotting against the allies in Germany and that Sunday’s roundup of nearly 1,000 Hitler youth conspirators was “only the beginning.” Tni this, saving that similar language was used in the National Labor Relations act. RU* Lai Hatch lodged his motion Friday a few minutes after the senate added an amendment to the minimum wage bill establishing revised farm parity formula w huh would take into account tfte cost of agricultural labor. Barkley Gives Warning Tne parity amendment went in by a vote of 43 to 31, despite the fact that Majority Leader Barkle y told the senate President Ti uman had notified him he would be “compelled” to veto the wage bill if it came to the White House with the parity provision. Such officials as Price Administrator Paul Porter and Stabilization Director Chester Bowles have labeled the proviso inflationary. They predicted it would drive food prices up $4,000,000,-000 or more a year. Barkers of the amendment say its enactment would only provide justice for the farmers, who they contend, are going to have to pay higher prices for their purchases as the result of industrial wage increases. House To Agree There was general agreement on both sides of the capitol that tne house, which twice has approved similar proposals, would accept the senate amendment readily. Senate leaders ,      hope    to    com plete work on the measure bv midweek, after deciding on a new minimum wage level The bill provides for raising the current floor of 40 cents an hour to 6o and eventually to 75 cents. /orS*?1Iender <D~La.) and Boll (R.-Minn.) want to hold the initial jump to 55 cents, stepping up the minimum to 60 cents 18 months later. Should Mr. Truman carry out his threat to veto the whole bill because of the ment, parity amend-nurn ber of farm state senators have said they will simply tack the parity issue on the price control extension measure when it reaches them. They consider the OPA extender virtually veto-proof. Bead the Ada News Want Ads. e officers said counter-espionage 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 followers of captured Arthur Axmann, former head of the Hitler youth movement The operation against the Axmann 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 rn the weekend roundup u ®r fled their addresses when the agents struck, however. . No casualties were reported a-mong the 7,000 allied combat troops and counter-espionage a-gents who participated ii* the raids. Gunfire was reported to have broken out in several of the 200 towns raided in western Germany and Austria, but American intel-. igenre officers said they had received no word of any casualties. U. S. army headquarters said that incomplete reports indicated the manhunt was “carried out without unusual incidents,” Most of the suspects seized offered no resistance. Silent On Axmann Intelligence officers still declined to give details of the cap-ture last December of Arthur Axmann, 32, one-armed former nazi fuehrer, who has been identified as the leader of the movement aimed at reestablishing nazism. Axmann, who is being questioned at an American internment camp fought in the battle of Berlin. Escaping on foot from the German capital, he went to Havana, where he had instructed all leaders of the Hitler youth movement and the German girls movement to organize werewolf sabotage. One Leader Failed The plan failed when Willi Heidemann, 32, another accused Jwuk *? uWhom HiUer Jug'"* funds had been entrusted, decid- od 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 under arrest began J* is campaign to recruit loaders in the Bavarian village of Bad Tolez, which was headquarters for the U. S. third army until Saturday. Pontotoc county commissioners met Monday morning and on a motion by J. R. Thompson and a second by Earl V. Parker, accepted the resignation of Vol .Crawford at county attorney: A few minutes after accepting the resignation, the commissioners voted to appoint Tom D. McKeown, former countv attorney, district judge and later congressman, to the post of county attorney. It is now official that Vol Crawford has resigned his position as county attoney. In a letter dated March 28, 1946, and addressed 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 r.ght, I hereby tender my resignation as county attorney effects? April I, 1946, returning the office I now hold to the citizenship of this county,” was the content of the letter to the commissioners. McKeown Makes Application Learning that there will possibly 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 occurs,” was the application submitted 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 Tai Crawford with a petition requesting that a grand jury be called for investigation purposes in Pontotoc county. Two applications for the va-c*ted post were filed in writing with the commissioners. A man who attended the 'meeting said that a third man had made application for the job, but not in writing. — * — Garmon V-2 Rock.t to Ba Tntod in New Mnico rn tun A V-2 German rocket will pierce the stratosphere for IOO miles in a test at White Sands Proving * Mexico, north of El Paso, Texas. This photo shows the first test m»Ho nn th*. for the purpose of cacking fuerand^ntVois'r Thel.r^andlZL^from’lhe^Xt.re ‘stream* over the desert as the fuel test is carried out.-(U. S. Army Ordnance Photo^ from NEA). stream,ng Mn. Brents Dies Sunday Funeral Tuesday for Pioneer Ado Rasidant, Widow Of Noted Federal Officer Mrs. Susan E. Brents, widow of the late T. E. Brents, resident of Ada since 1902, died Sunday morning at ll o’clock at a local hospital. Her health had been Cavalry Into Armored Units Proud Military History fuds Soon os Separate Branch of U. S. Army By EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON. April I. LP>— Military men heard with sentimental regret today that the war department has decided to abolish the cavalry as a separate branch of tho army. . There was no official confirma- failing for some time and her tion, but service publications recondition became critical late last port that a general army reor-week. She was 77.    naniiatinn proposal awaiting She was 77. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at IO a. rn. from Criswell Funeral Chapel, Rev. James O. Typhus EpMwik Raging in Osaka Ana b Mans By FRANK I* OSAKA. Japan, April I, <JP>— WEATHER OKLAHOMA—Fair and windy and continued warm this afternoon, partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday: not auite so warm west * iA north Tuesday. W?TA??cAHiS NOSE BROKEN EL PASO, Tex., April I, <A*>— More than $10,000 in prize money was presented today to winning contestants in the Southwestern Livestock show and rodeo. Tod money winners included: Calf roping-Jiggs Burk, Comanche, OU*., 37.3 seconds. Clifford Whatley, Duncan, Ok-Tahoma suffered a broken nose in Sunday s calf roping when his rope slipped off the calfs neck and whipped back to strike him across the face. Th® . largest typhus epidemic which has confronted the United States during World War II has broken out among Japanese civilians in the Osaka area. An intensified, full scale campaign to break the hold of the disease has been inaugurated by the 25th (tropic lightning) divi-* ?!on\]?rhich has responsibility for ™i2th prefecture and the city of Osaka. Maj. Gen. Charles L. Mullins, ft* commander of the 25th* s«»d 5,971 cases were reported in Osaka alone and 7,113 in the 12th prefecture. Th* death rate has been eight percent of the reported cases. .. But* Mullins pointed out, although the entire fourth infantry regiment has been thrown into the campaign only three typhus cases have broken out among G.I. s and all three cases have already been discharged from the hospital. Mass dusting of the Osaka population and inoculation on iar®e scale has been underway for some time. Mullins said, with Americans supervising Japanese performing the work. As many as 540,000 individuals were deloused in one day at 30 points in the city, and at all six major railway stations. Japanese control teams used DDT on all passersby. Capt. McLemore Bouchelle, medical officer of the 107th military group, said the epidemic was believed to have spread from a dealer rn Japanese army blankets and uniforms who was held for December100 ** **** 0saka J in All trains and street cars have been placed out of bounds for Americans because, the medical officer said, the crowded conditions are ideal for the transmission of body lice, which are carriers of the disease. * Michoel, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. C. B. James, former pastor here, officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale cemetery. Mrs. Brents was born at Macon, Ga., in 1868. While she was a girl the family moved to Texas. In 1888, she was married at Dexter, Texas, to T. E. Brents. To Ada In 1902 Soon afterward they gloved to the southern part of Indian Territory and lived for a time at Lebanon, 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 element of the then new country. Mr. Brents died in 1929. Mrs. Brents’lived 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 paper was launched. Active In Local Organizations She was active for years in the 0fCder ,°* Eastern Star, holding all, offices in the local chapter and bein« listed among the Past Worthy Matrons. She also had held all offices here in the White 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 children, Mrs. Maud Pitman of Oklahoma City, Mrs. R. R. Snow of South Pasadena, Calif., T. E. Brents, Jr., of Atlanta. Ga., and Max Brents of El Centro, Calif., another son, Carlos Brents, is dead; a sister, Mrs. Lula Gibson, former resident of Ada now living at Stroud, will be here for the services Tuesday; there are seven grandchildren. -R—- gamzation _ w _________ 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 moving cavalry reconnaissance outfits fought colorfully on several fronts, but they traveled in light tanks ana 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 Ch.na-India-Burma theater. There the 124th regimental combat team which stemmed from a Texas national guard outfit operated. It remains the army’s only such unit. May Keep A Few Men familiar with war department planning for the atomic age are inclined to doubt that the Russia Stays With UN Plan Voters Also Are To Select Freeholders City Run-Off Campaign Carnot 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. rn. A fairly heavy vote is expected. ^ During the intervening hours, the voters of Ada will be casting their ballets 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- Where Vote The following voting places have been designated for the Ada city primary election of Tuesday, April 2. Ward I. Precinct I — Courthouse. I. Precinct I—500 East Intention to Remain Working Fortner Being Reaffirmed in Mony Ways In Moscow By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW, April I.—(ZP)—Russia’s emphatic intention to remain' a working partner in the United Nations with no thought of withdrawing is being reaffirmed in many quarters in Moscow every day. Two foreign representatives in responsible diplomatic posts said today they had received strong though unofficial reassurances withal the last three days. Soviet 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. VNO Is “Serious Instrument” “The Soviet union is paying great attention to the UNO,” declared the well-known lecturer on world affairs, Alexander Leontiev, in an address at the hall of columns. “The, Soviet union considers it a serious instrument for preserving international peace and security.” Speaking to a packed house, Ijeontiev— whose remarks were published in Pravda today -said: “A number of Prime Minister Stalin’s statements bear witness to this. Comrade Stalin pointed out in his answer to an Associa- Ward 15th. Ward I. Precinct 3 — Hays School. Ward I. Precinct 4—Prince-Alton, 315 East Main. Ward I. Precinct 5—800 East 13th. Ward 2. Precinct I —Service Chevrolet, 200 East 10th. Ward 2. Precinct 2 — Willard School. Ward 2. Precinct 3 — Driskill Store, 319 North Mississippi. Ward 3. Precinct 1—231 West 6th. Ward 3. Precinct 2—Glenwood School. Ward 3. Precinct 3 — Irving School. Precinct 4—707 West ers that will study the city charter. Two races remain from the city primary of two weeks ago. 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 Burrell Oliver are rounding out vigorous campaigns for the office of commissioner of public works and property. This is Oliver’s first race for public office but he wa3 employ*^ in the street department before entering the Seabees. Ray Martin, city clerk and commissioner of finance, entered that office by appointment 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 3. Ward 7th. Ward A Precinct I—Convention Hall. Ward 4. Precinct 2 — High School. Ward 4. Precinct 3—Washington School. Ward 4. Precinct 4—Fre* Will Baptist Church, 15th and Ash. *- Goodwin Tire, Safe Jobs Done in Seminole reorganization plan contemplates I ted Press correspondent’s ques-nutting the army's remaining lions that the strength of this inhorses out to pasture. Rather i ternational organization is based they think it will limit horse cavalry units to a few outfits trained for specialized tactics in rugged terrain. Abolition of the cavalry as a separate branch would be the final chapter in a spectacular military history studded bv such names as Robert E. Lee, George A. Custer and George S. Patton. .. Lce, resigned from command of the old second regiment in 1861 as a lieutenant colonel to lead the armies of the south. The seventh was under Custer’s command at the 1876 battle of the Little Big Horn. Patton regretfully took leave of horses, but employed cavalry dash in winning renown as -the best known tank commander of World War Losing Before F. H. STRATER. Okla., April I. —OP)—Lt. Gov. James E. Berry today eliminated himself from . be race for the Democratic nomination for governor and announced he will seek his fourth term as lieutenant governor in the coming elections. 5* a statement, Berry said: carefully considering the matter of making the race for governor, I believe the voters of Oklahoma have a lot of good candidates for the democratic nomination for governor. Im 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.” (Mmnaflns la Crewe Winning ATHENS, April I, CP*—Leaders 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 communists and other left-wing parties 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 populists, said “as a result of the majority with which the populists 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 national interests.” Regent Archbishop Damaskinos agreed with a suggestion of Premier Sophoulis, who tendered his resignation, to consult the executive committee of the populist party, on formation of a new government. Tsaldaris said the party would not insist upon having its own man as premier, how- Secretary of War Patterson is scheduled to speak Thursday at exercises dedicating an academic building at Fort Riley, Kas., to Pattons memory. %The army’s reported pl^ns now call for merging this cavalry institution with the armored force school. Well before Pearl Harbor the cavalry was fighting a losing battle 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 official decision was thumbs down. Before war’s end, an official army board which studied tactics in the European theater reported that there was no longer a separate place in the modern army for the cavalry. *- £i£IFORCE FARMER to BUY HULLS TO GET MEAL OKLAHOMA CITY. April I, ™—An OPA enforcement attorney 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 on the principal of equal rights of nil states and not on the principle of the domination of any states by any others.” Differences Natural “It is natural.” Leontiev continued, “that differences in opinion are going to emerge 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 decisions on international affairs.” The lecturer said the Soviet union was throwing all its weight toward securing firm peace and security between peoples and consistently urging the applying of Democratic principles to relations between all countries, large and small. Lenville “Lindy” Goodwin, who has signed statements concerning burglaries and other law violations, signed again Friday. ...... lit Temperatures To Late Spring Level this time at Seminole where he admitted numerous tire robberies and safe crackings in which he implicated four other persons. He was arraigned before a justice of peace and bound over to the county authorities to await trial with W. J Garrett and J. B. Stonesiper, both of Spiro, who were arraigned Thursday on a similar complaint. Bond was set at $3,000 for Garrett, while Goodwin and Stonesiper were being held under $1,500 bonds each. Garrett and Stonesiper were arrested at Spiro last Tuesday afternoon by Seminole and Pushmataha county authorities and are accused of being the recipients and disposers of most of the tires that. Lindy Goodwin, Topper Goodwin and Mrs. Topper Goodwin are charged with having stolen over a period since 1944. Topper Goodwin, who is recov 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 the necessity for revising the city government to enable it to operate efficinetiy. It was adopted in 1912. Candidates are: Ward I—Clyde Click, Wendell Thomas, O. F. Albin and Tommie Maine*. Ward 2—C. W. Floyd and Dr, C. F. Spencer. Ward 3—Tom Goodman, Hensley and “Red” Walker. Ward 4 — W. H. Ebey Claude McMillan. a- Joe and Weather, Looters Working on Planes Between Them, Millions Worth of Wor Planes Near Manila Boing Stripped ermg from a gunshot wound in ‘ I, Government Thermometer Soys Hoot Rose to 88 Degrees Here on Sunday It may have felt like summer but the impartial federal thermometer 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 undergoing the discomfort of still warmer temperatures. And Sunday, with Saturday’s heat for a start, moved the level on up to 88 degrees. The Saturday night low was 53. the Sunday night minimum 59— 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. an Ada hospital, was said to have been on most of the ‘jobs.’ His wife signed a confession similar to that signed by Lindy and implicated 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 one woman connected with tire stealing cases in more than a dozen counties are out of Pontotoc county jail on bonds made after they were bound over to district court on By JAMES HALSEMA CLARK FIELD. P. I„ Monday. April I.—(A*)—Millions of dollars worth of American war planes, lined up in neat rows along runways of an abandoned Japanese airstrip here, are rapidly 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 planes, which range from Mustangs to Liberators. Rapid demobilization not only deprived U. S. air forces of the personnel to keep the planes airworthy—it also reduced the number of men available to guard them on the ground. That meant that anything from fishing tackle to new machine-guns was available to the first taker. Gunners' plexiglass bubbles have been removed from turrets, letting tropical rams ruin delicate instruments and equipment. Scores of tubber lifeboats have been ripped apart for the emergency rations they contained. Radio receivers and transmitters were unguarded. Looters also have been working over damaged and wrecked army automotive equipment near Manila. Tires, batteries, wheels and engines disappeal nightly. Read the Ada News Want Ads. ouap ... ,    ,    to require customers to buy the Ivy*ii*JU!    *a    br(?adened    hulls in order to get the much coalition government organized. * might be Read the Ada News Want Ads. needed meal for their livestock.” Greater retu*ns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads NOAH BERRY DIES HOLLYWOOD, April I, UP>— Noah Berry, Sr., veteran film actor and brother of Wallace Berry, died today at his home. He was 62 years old. Berry played villians and other Character parts since the early days of silent pictures. Survivors include his son, Noah, also a film actor. charges in this county. TyphoonSweeps Marianas Islands TH’ PESSIMIST PEARL HARBOR, April 1.-(4*)—Widespread but minor dam- Or Bote Blanks. Jfc age was reported by the navy today after the first typhoon of the season swept the Marianas islands and headed for the Philippines. 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 returned 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 drydock was blown from its moorings, but no major vessel was lost. The air facility suffered small damage. t Read Uie Ada News Want Ads. “Dude” Lark bought a motorcycle last week, an’ ti/ dealer throwed in a granite headpiece free. We’ve never seen a reformer that didn’t have th* expression o’ a St. Bernard dog. I ;

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