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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma ^..w .nn.unc.n..n,     ou( -    b.oC    n,.H,.tI. lu-b.,; ,h.( ..-.a, 9 ^d bu, HW, n. ..cd ..yrt..., .« ,h. kin,, b.i« 9 .KminnUd-Wk,     m .d.    that    .ay. Portly cloudy to cloudy tonight ond Saturday with possible few light scattered showers extreme north. THE ADA EVENING NEWS BUY MORE WAR BONDS East Central Scholastic Meet Rolling Purcell Dominates Tennis Play; Curricular Winners Widely Scattered Friday the East Central campus had everywhere groups of exuberant high school students, here for athletic or curricular contests of the first Interscholastic Meet after four war years. Today the emphasis was on scholastic events, the only sports events being tennis. The track and field meet begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Mickey McBride, who was to have charge of the track division, is in a hospital with a back ailment and Coach Ed Wilds will take over. Polish Refugee Gazes at Wrecked Warsaw ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 5,1946 Freeholders Heel, Start Out on Task TENNIS WINNERS Charles Tippett of Purcell captured the men’s singles and Pat Phelps of Ada the girls’ singles Friday in the net finals. Margaret Clay and Jo Ann Mantooth. Purcell, won over Mary Little and Jeanne Duncan of Ada High 6-3 6-3 to take doubles honors. Tippett teamed with Wilson to take bovs’ doubles from Garrett and Myers of St. Louis 6-2 6-3 in the finals. The Purcell team had earlier downed Bob Anderson and Jackie Pollock of Ada 5-7 6-4 6-4. The tennis meet was directed by M. B. “Pop” Mollov, East Central’s “Mr. Tennis”, and officials were T. G. Mc-Noughton. Jack McGovern and Hudolph Hargraves. NA LD KENNY)    victims    for    the    firing    squads.    —    (NEA    TELEPHOTO    BY    REFI- New City Buses Go Into Use on Sunday They're Snappy New Vehicles, Very Latest in Riding Comfort, Attractive, Offer New High in Satisfaction Many of the scholastic contest results were not available in time for today’s Ada News and will je published Sunday. At che noon period, the winners ^ong y compctinr^hools S Thlt r no >. Tne , Clty Bus Lincs folks have one voTpS probable school I IT" looki ng forward eagerly to championship honor winners    the new buses and Curricular Result*    I    ?, ow    that    the    veh ^les are here At press time the following for^eTviee™ 0 "” 118 ‘ hem Carefully They’ll be started out Sunday on a day when traffic is light so ti at the drivers can learn to handle them without having to buck heavy Friday or Saturday traffic. Have Style and Comfort Bus passengers have a new Come Sunday morning and there will be a couple of brand new city buses making the rounds here, replacing the faithful older conveyances that have been huffing and puffing to keep up their schedules. The City Bus Lines folks have$* lips, Holdenville, first; JohnAb-sher, Wewoka, second; Emma J. Fox. Okemah, third. Foods—Pat Mansur, Wewoka, first; Bu mease Wilson, Okemah second: Barbara McDowell, Okemah, third. Modern History — Bob Scott, Ada High, first; Charles Fidler, Ada High, second; Cecil Oakes, Jr.. Okemah, third. Physics—Geneva Cecil, Byng, first; Harry Kaiser, Byng, second' Tom Puckett, Holdenville, third. Spelling—Jimmie Collins, Okemah, first; Naomi Wheat, Clarita second; Billie Manskav, Wewoka’ third. at the front and then gets off at the side near the back, without having to work through a crowded aisle in rush periods. And the driver doesn’t have to “rastle” with a lever, for a couple of switches operate the doors. One Way To Find Out Buzzers will make unnecessary strained throats from shouting “next comer” to the driver, j    «    newt    Enclosed    lighting,    sturdy    up- I £ h 'JI comfort awaiting thorn holstery and other features make u hen they step into the new bus* for comfort and convenience of the passengers. There’s really only one way to find out how nice the new buses are, and that’s to ride in ’em— which is just what a lot of Ada people will be doing in the next few days. results of the scholastic contests were available. Complete results will be given in Sunday’s paper. Algebra. First Year*— Gloria Jean Richard. St. Louis, first; Glenn Dale Hallum, Byng, second; Neva jo Stephens,* Holdenville, third. American Literature — Phyllis Zimmerman. Horace Mann, first* Jerry Walker, McLish, second;     K    4<rT , u    _ Howard Stokes, McLish. third. , ^ he buse , s are The Latest” rn English Literature—-Jay Phil- s * in £ and comfort, of 27-seat 5s, Holdenville, first; John Ab- ca P acit .V* attractive of interior and with ample power to move capacity loads right along easily. Hereafter the passenger gets on Harkrider Was Killed Mother Learns Sailor Son Died in Action Off I wo Jimo; Memorial Service Arranged Q Mrs. Fred Buck, who lives north of Ada, is back at her home after a sorrowful experience. She and her sister, Mrs. Fred Morgan, had accompanied the body of their mother, Mrs. W. H. McHenry, from Dallas, Tex., to Kiowa after she died from injuries sustained in an attack by a hitchhiker. OKT 4ua\ta mmv Air She was buried beside her hus-Hnnl' -i, P , rll „ 5 ' hanri ' ‘he late Mr. McHenry. Her t    , a ,l ‘h° I death came seven years to the UniversiU of Oklahoma will be day after that of her husband. 0. U. Landmark Is Due lo Go Soon Adan Woman Back Aller Funeral Of Mother al Kiowa torn down if the recommendation of state Fire Marshall T. J. Ellis is carried out. The structure—the liberal arts budding annex—is a fire hazard, Kins said. He said the building was only 17 feet from another, its doors open inward and it was inadequate fire escapes. Mrs. McHenry had lived in Pittsburgh county almost 50 years. She had been in Ada last week visiting Mrs. Buck, who had undergone an operation here, and left Monday morning for a visit in Dallas. Thursday she was found in a This i n t an nrHor" _j,    *    mu    suav    sne was iound in a “it s merely -I , I, ♦" .T addod - ditch beside a road, beaten about to safeguarding* fit     3 vlcy Y the head so viciously that she was Other buildings Irvine    unable even to regain conscious- uriversitv w^ri $ ^ a £ thc ness before she died some days eX i-llS'i    “gen-(later. The daughters were able Id * condlllon > he report- to indentify her by her wedding SHANGHAI, April 5, LP>_The ring and a gold tooth. A 17-year old youth is under Head the Ada News W T ant Ads. WEATHER , ...  „ un The    ,    a—    is    UI1UCX transfer of the U. S. seventh fleet ai ' rcs L and Questioning at Dallas, base from Shanghai to Tsinetao j admittm £ that he had been in the next month and the creation of a    Mrs. McHenry and say- naval advisory group to China M     had P lcked him up were announced today bv a fleet I    bester. spokesman.    *    Ii*"-    rn ■ - Regents Studying College Budgets OKLAHOMA CITY. April 5, .4*)—The state board of education today began a two-day meeting at which it will consider budgets for all state colleges. Budgets of the state school for the blind at Muskogee and the school for the deaf at Sulphur also were scheduled for study but State Superintendent A. L. Cranio, board chairman, said it was doubtful whether they would be ready. State regents for higher education will meet Monday to allocate operational funds for next fiscal year and Crable said the college budgets, if approved by the board of education, will be subject to the, regent’s action. LA FA YETTE,* Tenn., April 5. — bP) I* or 104 years Macon < ounty, Tenn., has had the traditional one-party system of the south -except it was the Republican party. Yesterday a handful of Democrats decided to hold the countv s first Democratic primary on June I. OKLAHOMA—Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Saturday with possible few light scattered show'-ers extreme north except Panhandle; not so cool tonight except Panhandle; lowest near 60 except middle 50’s Panhandle; generally fair Sunday except scattered showers southeast and extreme east; warm Sunday. Forecast For April 5-9 Missouri, Kansas. Oklahoma ainu Nebraska -showers Nebraska* , western Kansas and southern Oklahoma Saturday; most of district Sunday and Missouri, Oklahoma and eastern Kansas Monday; precipitation moderate Missouri. Oklahoma and eastern Kansas, light Nebraska and western Kansas; temperatures falling with precipitation; general warming Tuesday and Wednesday except Nebraska Saturday and Sunday; temperatures will average about 8 degrees above normal. Hunger at Table Of Millions Daily la European Homes LONDON, April 5.—(ZP)—Herbert Hoover said today that famine is “inevitable” in Europe unless America and other large wheat producing countries immediately ship all available food supplies. Reporting to the emergency food conference here on the results of a personal survey of Europe, Hoover declared that “hunger sits at the table thrice daily in hundreds of thousands of homes.” The American people, under the leadership of President Tru-* man, already have responded generously to the call for a drastic reduction in their consumption of bread stuffs and fats, Hoover declared. “We shall scrape the bottom of the barrel,” he added. The honorary chairman of President Truman’s famine emergency committee said his inspection of European areas had disclosed that suffering from lack of proper diet was greatest among children and adults in urban areas. He estimated that 5,000,000 tons of cereals in the months before harvest and additional shipments of fats were needed in Europe to avert “disaster.” Declaring that infant mortality exceeding 20 per cent a year “is an indication of slow famine,” Hoover asserted that rehabilitation of children “cannot be postponed until some other day.” Unde Sam Will Pay Vet Flying (wine OKLAHOMA CITY. April 5.— (/P)—Veterans wishing to fly can now take commercial aviation courses at Uncle Sam’s expense. The state certifying agency for veterans’ education let down the bars for war veterans with a decision that any former service man physically qualified may take flying courses under the government’s educational program for veterans. Milt Phillips, state director of veterans services, said that veterans would not receive subsistence pay but that the government would pay their tuition under the G. I. Bill of Rights. Veterans may take lessons at an / school or airport meeting CAA requirements regarding field, equipment, personnel and instructional course, Phillips added. Seaman Second Class Jimmy ^ Harkrider, w*ho was reported missing February 19,. 1945, has been officially listed as killed in action by the navy department, according to information received by his mother, Mrs. J. H. Harkrider, 513 East Tenth. He was reported missing last year, but it was not until a few weeks ago that his mother learned that he was serving near Iwo Jima when he was killed. Seaman Harkrider was stationed aboard the USS Highland, but volunteered, tor duty aboard a landing barge on Feb. 19, that made several successful trips to the beach before it was hit by a mortar shell on the last scheduled trip. Was Volunteer The Ada sailor volunteered for service with the navy Jan. 13, 1944 and went overseas in September of the same year. He participated in at least four invasions before being killed off the shore of Iwo. His mother has been unable to learn where he made the invasions and she didn’t learn from letters from her son because of the close censorship during the war. Mrs. Harkrider received many letters from Seaman Harkrider’s shipmates, but the most comforting was written by the commander of the USS Highland. The commander said that he considered him more than just a sailor because he was so sincere about his many tasks. Memorial Services Set A memorial service will be conducted from the Trinity Baptist church Sunday afternoon, April 14, at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. V. A. Pendleton, assisted by Dr. C. C. Morris, officiating. Survivors include his mother; a brother, Robert C. Harkrider of Seminole; a half-sister. Miss Marie Morrison of Okemah; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Taito of Newark, N. J., and Miss Jessie Harkrider, also of Newark, in addition to other relatives. Dr. Spencer Choirman; General Ditcuttion Mojor Port of First Meeting Ada’s board of freeholders, elected Tuesday, met Thursday night and got down to business in organizing its plans for study of the city charter of 1912 and of other charters with revision or amendment in view. Dr. Charles F. Spencer was elected chairman, Claude McMillan vice chairman and Joe Hensley secretary. All members of the board were present: From Ward I, Tommy Maines and Wendell House Committee In Approval Of Year Extension For OPA, Amendment May Boost Prices Ward 2, C. W. Floyd Thomas; „    -    -......oyd and Dr. Spencer; Ward 3, Joe Hensley and M. H. Walker; Ward 4, W. H. Ebey and Claude McMillan. Mayor Guy Thrash persided until the election of Dr. Spencer as chairman. Select Starting Point General discussion followed the organization of the hoard for work, with each member offering suggestions on how to approach their task. The group finally decided to take a charter framework from several city charters and check provision by provision, including the Ada city charter of 1912, to select those which would apply best to Ada’s situation and government needs. To meet Twice Weekly The board also voted to meet twice a week, on Monday and Friday nights, and also will work out arrangements for others, as individuals and representatives of groups, to offer their ideas and to talk over suggested provisions with the board. The board is allowed 60 days after its election to work out its charter revision and submit it to the voters for their approval or rejection. U.S. May Set Up GorernRKflf Run by Korean Officials By MORRIE LANDSBERG Iran, Russia In Agreement Sign Deol on Troop Withdrawal, Oil Rights, Azerbaijan Problem By JOSEPH C. GOODWIN TEHRAN. April 5, (Ai—T h e Iranian government announced an agreement with Soviet Russia today on withdrawal of Russian troops, oil and Azerbaijan. Prince Firouz, minister of prop- amendment, told newsmen “it aganda, told a news conference means higher prices for automo-that, as a result of negotiations biles, refrigerators, radios, wash-here and at Moscow, “all out- machines and many other standing questions between the *    ” two countries have been settled on a basis of complete reciprocity and good will.” No Formal Treaty No formal treaty has been \ Would Moon Higher Retail Prices for Cars, Refrigerators, Mony Other Items; Measure Would Bring End to Subsidy Plan WASHINGTON, April 5.-(AP) The house banking committee today approved a year’s extension of OPA but hitched on an amendment which Chairman Spence (D-Ky.) said would mean higher retail prices for automobiles, refrigerators and many other items. The committee voted 15 to 6 toF~-—. prohibit the pricing agency from requiring retailers for a period of six months to absorb larger cost of manufactured products whose production was drastically cut in war-time. Spence, who opposed the amendment, told ing machines items.” The committee defeated 13 to 9 an amendment to limit OPA’s new lease on life to nine months, leaving the extension at a year as requested by President Ti Read the Ada News Want Ads. Charged With Being Drank In Public Michael S. Alexander was arrested Thursday by W. H. Bailey, highway patrolman, and charged in the Franklin Bourland justice court with public drunkeness. The arrest was made one and a half miles north of Ada on S. H. 99. He was alleged to have been in a drunken and intoxicated condition at the time of the arrest. Friday morning, Alexander had not been arraigned before the justice of peace^ Slate Surplus BK Laie in Piling Up OKLAHOMA CITY, April 5, b***—The expected state generai fund surplus, which officials had previously predicted would begin accruing this month now is expected to begin piling up until May, Ernest M. Black, vice chairman of the Oklahoma tax commission, said today. The later start will not affect the estimates of a $9,750,000 surplus previously made by the commission for this fiscal year. The commission has been waiting for the state insurance commission to turn over gross premium tax receipts, and that payment probably will not be made until next month, Black said. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads SEOTJL, April 5.—(i^P)—’The U. • mi i ltar y government soon may give American occupied Southern Korea its own government because of failure of the U. S.-So-viet commission quickly to establish self-rule for all of this country. A top-ranking American officer told the Associated Press today that a move is under w*ay to turn over affairs in the U. S zone (south of the 38th parallel) to Korean officials, with the AMG serving in an advisory capacity. 4,. slate department spokesman in Washington expressed surprise at the report, saying he doubted that American members of the * I “Soviet commission would take this unilateral action. The American official here explained however, that the U. S. delegation would have no part in the proposed government for Southern Korea. He said the Washington spokesman must have misunderstood the story. 4U The ,officer said factors behind the self-rule plan include, besides the slowness of the joint confer-steady loss of American military administrative personnel due to demobilization. Reports of disagreements between Russians representing the occupation forces for north Korea and the Americans representing the south have seeped out of closed sessions of the conference. I here has been nothing to indicate more than scant progress in two weeks. Dr. Syngman Rhee, who recently withdrew as active head of the American - supported democratic council in the U. S. zone, has recovered from an illness and is reported planning a two weeks speaking tour of all eight provinces in south Korea. This supported predictions that if a form of interim self-government is established in the American zone, Dr. Rhee will head it. • What is stalling the joint conference has not been made clear borne Americans conjecture that ii? Russians are prolonging it to obtain compromises. It also has been noted that the Korean population in the American zone outnumbers that in the Russian zone a J atl ° °* eight to five, with the Americans seeking cabinet representation on that basis. Bingham Extortion Is Slayed by Kerr ,2? K £ AH ° ma CITY. April I— (AV-Gov. Robert S. Kerr today stayed the execution of Alfred C Bingham, Tulsa wife slayer, until May IO to permit a district court sanity hearing to be held April 24 at McAlester. The stay was granted at the request of District Judge R. W. Higgins of McAlester who told the governor it would be impossible to hold a “proper” hearing to determine Bingham’s sanity before his scheduled execution April ll. ——-^_ - Read the Ada News Want Ads. ll. N. Reaction Is Cautious Russ-Iron Poet Cotches Experts by Surprise; Coun-cil Bock to Routine Work INO iormal treaty has bren requested oy ^resident Tru- By JOVIN M. HIGHTOWER signed, Firouz said, but the cab- mai J*    NEW    YORK.    April    5. inet met until I a. rn., today and Moreover, the group by a 15 to Word of the new Russo-Iran ia “gave unanimous approval” to an ? ballot, approved—subject to agreement announced at Tehra “gave unanimous approval” to an official communique outlinning the basis of the settlement, reached yesterday. This communique was formally signed at 3:30 a. rn., by Premier Ahmed Qavam and Ambassador I. V. Sadchikov of Russia, he said. The communique said “complete agreement was reached on all questions” and provided: 1. Red army troops to evacuate Iranian territory within one and a half months from March 24. 2. Formation of a joint Iranian-Soviet oil company, exact terms to be submitted to parliament within seven months after March 24. 3. The Azerbaijan problem to be recognized as a “purely internal affair” of Iran’s. The agreement was the result of negotiations which Qavam began on his recent visit to Moscow and which Iranian Propaganda Minister Prince Mozaffar Firouz said yesterday were continuing in Tehran. (The Moscow radio broadcast and communique, and announced full agreement on all questions.” The broadcast was heard in London by The Associated Press). m Concerning oil, Firouz said that only an agreement in principle has been reached and details will be worked out later—subject to the approval of parliament, of course. He was asked if oil discussions were not illegal in view of Iranian law that such negotiations can not be carri€*d on w*hile foreign troops are on Iranian soil. Firouz said the law specified oil concessions, whereas the proposal concerns “the organization of an oil company jointly financed by I crsian and Russian capital.” No details of the percentage control have been worked out, he said. Russian Troops Leaving Firouz emphasized that the negotiations were entirely independent of the question of the w ithdrawal of Russian military forces from Iranian soil, which he said was proceeding satisfactorily. Under the Iranian constitution the government was forbidden to take up the matter of oil concessions with Russia as long as her troops remained in Iran. The signing of the agreement was announced in the following communique: . ‘‘Complete Agreement” Negotiations begun in Moscow between the prime minister of Iran and Soviet authorities w*ere continued in Tehran after his return and the arrival of the Soviet ambassador. These negotiations e n d e d April 4 and complete agreement was reached on all questions. “I.—Red army troops will evacuate all Iranian territory within one and one-half months from March 24. “ 2 -~An agreement for the formation of a joint Iranian-Soviet oil company and its terms will be submitted to the 15th Majlis (parliament) for its 5 ballot, approved—subject to agreement ------------ ______ house and senate action—a today was received with obviou gradual termination of the gov- i caution by diplomats in the Unit emment’s $2,000,000,000 annual I ed Nations, although first reac subsidy program.    jtions were generally favorable The latter amendment would Some suggested the pact actual require the government to reduce strengthened and broaden* subsidy payments by 25 per cent Russia’s assurances of troop re over the year beginning July I , rnovals from Iran which the s and get out of the subsidy bus- purity council yesterday formal mess by June 30, 1947. The sub- ly accepted. sidles include payments to hold down food costs. A proposal by Rep. Wolcott (R-Mich.) to give manufacturers prices reflecting production cost (Continued on Page 2 Column 8) Army Day Parades Saturday First Time Since P. H. WASHINGTON, April 5—(^) —An estimated 100.000 troops moved to more than a dozen cities today for the first Army Day parades since Pearl Harbor. President Truman’s address at Soldiers Field, after a parade of some 14,000 intantrymen and other troops in Chicago, tops tomorrow’s program. Other major demonstrations of military might w;ill be given here, at San Francisco, San Antonio, Tex., and New* York. “Open House” will be held at i0 in .. n .. . all army posts.    pal Jan is a ----- ... Mr. Truman will broadcast    M- ?”***- m * "»«*»<* 3 p.m. (cst) after Secretary of “ , .? ward th «    Ai, S” E S& am e'h^„, D ^ "’N"    ('MipUint dfv V ,:,on^"‘'[he T pnnci , p h al 'und'm Lf a,, Rr'd    "    T' ♦    -----1_ l K « 1    ..    V 1    ,n    °* all Hod army troops f rum I However, the speed writh w*hic the agreement followed upon th security council’s action evident! caught the experts by surprise The reserve with which the greeted it was explained by sorr. as reflecting a determination t make doubly sure that Russi had not exerted any new* pres sores on Iran. Oil Deal Expected Authoritative interpretations o the three points of the pac brought out these angles: 1. Iran’s commitment to sufcrr.i to parliament in seven months oi concessions for Russia undoubted Iy means the Russians will ge substantially what they want ii the way of oil rights. America] officials had expected this a n < expressed only the reservatioi that they hoped it would be . strictly commercial arrangemen with no political clauses. 2. The new' seif-proelaime autonomous government of Azer baijan may be on its way out The Russians appear to * hav< agreed that the status of Azer baijan is a purely internal affai the parade, which the chief ex ecutive will review'. nnl n    York * more tha ” 20,- 000 soldiers, sailors, marines, in- eluding the 2,300 cadets from West Point, will swing along ruth Avenue in review before Mayor William O’Dwver and Gen. Omar Bradley, veterans’ administrator. Here in Washington the 82nd airborne division will supply most of the marchers. The 2nd armored division will take part in the Aan Antonio parade and ini* *.nd infantry division will march at San Francisco. Other army day parades are scheduled for Cadsden, Ala., Lit-tle Rock, Ark., Monterey and Salinas, Calif., Columbus, Ga, Wichita and Parsons, Kansas. Fort Knox, Ky„ New Orleans, City, Lawton, Okla., and at El Paso, Houston, Waco, Austin and San Angelo, Tex. Grange Leader In Plea to Congress BTLLJAM F. ARBOGAST luaj.i., WASHINGTON, April 5, (/I*— .if. us approval ;f r A ? d Dailey, legislative represen -within seven months after March Dative of the national grange, as- rn-**.    ,    I     toda y    selective    service J.—With regard to Azerbaijan boards ar * “ignoring” a provision since it is an internal Iranian af- the draft law deferring es- fair, peaceful arrangements will    farm    •—-i —* « be made between the government and the people of Azerbaijan for carrying out of improvements, in accordance with existing laws and in a benevolent spirit toward the people of Azerbaijan. “(Signed) Ahmed Qavam prime minister imperial Iranian government, and Sadchikouf, ambassador USSR in Tehran.” abandon search for derelict bomb-laden BARGE FI.A., April 5, (.FL-C oast Ward headquarters announced today the abandonment of a wide-sptcad search for a derelect barge loaded with 134 tons of bombs and depth charges. Unofficially, it was believed that the craft was capsized by heavy seas and sank. The barge was being towed out to dump the obsolete or “unsafe” ammunition at a depth of 600 fathoms when it broke its towline before dawn Monday. No clues were found despite a search by planes and surface vessels from Fort Pierce, Fla., to Charleston, S. C. sential farm workers until replacements can be obtained. Declaring that congress must decide whether “it is going to po-uce the w*orld or help feed” it Bailey said that 13 of each IOO men drafted recently have been farm youths. On the other hand he said, only eight of each IOO inducted are eventually returning to the farms. Bailey appeared before the senate military committee to oppose a year’s extension of the selective service act as the house military group gathered on the other side of the capitol to vote on the question—a hot issue in an election year. The draft law expires May 15 unless renewed by congress. The senate committee faces a showdown vote on extension next Tuesday. As the house committee was called into session, members apparently were in agreement on only two points:    I—That some extension of the draft is n«*ces-sary; and 2—That length of service for new industries should be limited to 18 months. •an soil in a month and a h (Continued on Page 6 Column Check Roadability Of (an in Slate Almost 50 Per Cent Of Thousand Cars Checked Had Defects OKLAHOMA CITY. April 5 bTV An accurate index to t “roadability” of the average C iahoma automobile w*as claim tex!ay by State Safety Comm stoner J. „vl Gantry in results a motor vehicle inspection pi gram at Blackwell recently. Of the 1,041 vehicles pass! through the Blackwell Jun: chamber of commerce inspeetie nearly fifty percent were foil to have one or more defects, “The large number, compar to the total inspected, of defc live cars found at Blackwell su ports our contention that Ok! boma has an enormous number unsafe motor vehicles,” Comm sinner Gentry said. The commissioner added th the average at Blackwell will found in most every commum in the state. “Strange as it seems many d: vers with full knowledge of t! insecurity of their cars atterr. to make them do things that i variably result in a ci'ash,” I said. The principal defect marked the Blackwell test was defect!’ headlights, tail light and st* lights. The number with faui brakes was comparatively sma but a large number of vehicl showed defective tie rods. w*he bearings, spindle bolts ar springs, all or any contribute factors in a crash. Gilmer's Brother May Leave Board OKMULGEE, Okla . April 5 bl*) T. P. “Putty” Gilmer! bro*! cr of gubernatorial candid ii Dixie Gilmer of Tulsa, said ti day he was “considering res’gi ing” as a member of the st ii pardon and parole board soon as I can get to see” Go Robert S. Kerr.