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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 10, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Mostly cloudy and continued cool, intermittant light rain central and east tonight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Averse* Net .March Pale Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation 42nd Year—No. 305 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL IO, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Hail Storm Causes Heavy Damage in Allen Community Realtor Estimated Damage to Buildings at $10,000; Almost Every Building Damaged, Gardens, Fruits Damaged Striking without warning, a hail storm did several thousand dollars worth of damage to buildings, gardens and fruit trees at Allen Tuesday morning when hail that was said to be the size of a hen egg fell. Stork Spray Unit in County Cost for Spraying Animals For Horn Fly, Lice, Ticks Is 15 Cents Per Head The Robins' Are Back from Burke Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Robbins of Pecan Grove have returned from Burke, South Dakota, where they delivered the bull purchased from L. P. Carpenter. They left Ada Tuesday, April 2, reached Sioux City Wednesday at 5 p.m., Yankton Friday at IO a.m. and Burke a few minutes later. In all they traveled 1700 miles. They returned to Ada Monday afternoon. Raymond says there was much interest in the Hereford Heaven bull. One prospective bidder announced he would donate it to the South Dakota agricultural college if he got the bull, and that might have had something to do with the bidding in the sale, Raymond says. Most of the people there wanted it to go to the college so the offsprings could be scattered over the territory. Strawberry Ceiling Price Raise Asked WASHINGTON. April IO.—(ZP) —-Rep. Stigler (D.-Okla.) today joined a group of Arkansas congressmen in asking the OPA to remove all price controls on strawberries immediately. “We believe the supply of strawberries this year will be sufficient to take care of the demands and we want controls eliminated,” Stigler told a reporter. Processors oppose removal of price controls by the OPA. OKLAHOMA *CITY, April IO. — — Pasture prospects in Oklahoma's Osage section are excellent with ample soil moisture giving new feed an early start, statisticians of the U. S. department of agriculture report. jWEATH ER OKLAHOMA — Mostly cloudy and continued cool, intermittant light rain central and east tonight: Thursday partly cloudy and slightly warmer; lowest temperatures tonight near 40 Panhandle to near 50 elsewhere. ► An insurance man at Allen reported that an estimated $10,000 worth of damage was done to buildings in one of the worst hail storms ever witnessed by Allen residents. At the school building in Allen, 252 window paines were reported broken out with the roof being damaged in many places by the large hail storms. Covering about two miles a-round Allen, the town itself reported more damage than in any surrounding area. Allen business houses were damaged severely as many roofs were riddled and many windows broken out of store buildings in the same manner as in the residential section. Young gardens were beaten into the ground and Allen residents report that there is practically no fruit left on the trees. Crops that were up in the surrounding community were damaged. One farmer reports that his oat crop was beaten down and he considers it almost a total loss. Pittstown caught a large portion of hail, but hail stones were small and practicaly no damage resulted. The skies over Ada got dark about the time of the hail storm in Ada, but little hail accompanied .19 inch of rain. The high Tuesday was 65 degrees and the Through the efforts of County Agent C. H. Hailey and county ranchers, Pontotoc county has .obtained a livestock spraying unit from the State Department of Agriculture and two demonstrations have been conducted this week . Spray mixture consists of DDT and Rotenone and is applied to an animal by a machine that acquires 500 pounds pressure before work is started. Central Parasites The unit was originally owned by the War department and was brought to Pontotoc county in an effort to control external parasites. The horn fly, lice and ticks are the most troublesome parasites in this section of the state at the present time. There are 45 similar units in r——j — —•• «« operation in Oklahoma at the low Wednesday morning was 52 present time and a total of 165 --units are expected to be in operation when the program gets into full swing. Loyal Duffy, who is with the State Department of Agriculture, has been in the county three days training an operator in the use of the machine and at the same time giving demonstrations for county farmers and stockmen. 30-40 Head Per Hour Under average farm conditions, from 30 to 40 head of livestock an hour can be sprayed. To obtain the services of this equipment, a farmer must have a spraying pen about 20 by 20 feet in size. The Sn must be made of substantial Tiber and wire pens are not suitable. The cost for spraying is 15 cents per animal with a minimum charge of $3. Two farmers can group their herds at one location and possibly save money. To obtain the services of the unit. application must be made to the county agent's office or to the spray operator. Willard Hickey. Application blanks are available now. The unit will be kept in Pontotoc county and used the year round, according to County Agent Hailey. Yearly Increase! In Pay far Men In Service Is Asked Russian Delegate Ends 13-Day Boycott of Security Council Home of U.N. for Next 5 Years Yet To Be Picked By Delegates U. S., Britain Opposed to Any Move on Iranian Question Ending a 13-day boycott of the United Nations Security Council meeting, Russian Ambassador to • XT ,V A , n(k ?* Gromyko, left foreground, takes his seat at the council table at Hunter College “New York City as photographer crowd in to get pictures of his historical return to the sessions. Telephoto) Gromyko ’ ako ukm * h “ seat . is u - S. A. Delegate Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.—(NEA WASHINGTON, April IO, (At— A house military subcommittee recommended* legislation today to give a $400 yearly pay raise to all members of the armed forces. The boost would be given to officers and enlisted men alike. The proposed increase is the same a-mount the house approved last week for federal employes. The $400 raise was proposed by Rep. Harness (R-Ind.) as a substitute for army and navy recommendations of a flat 20 per cent boost in pay and allowances of service personnel. Army spokesmen earlier this week told the military committeemen the overall cost of the Harness plan would be $668,000,-000 pearly on the basis of the planned strength of the armed forces for July I. 1947. Harness said the proposal would be referred to the full committee this week, so that it could be acted upon before the house begins consideration of draft extension legislation, now scheduled for Friday. He contends that with the increased pay and other inducements enough volunteers will be secured to make continuation of the draft unnecessary. (onfndon lo Bid On Den Project Army Engineers to Open Contractors Bids Thursday TULSA, Okla., April lO.—OP)— The army engineers will open contractors’ bids tomorrow afternoon on construction of a flood control dam across Fall river in Kansas to inundate a maximum of 10,400 acres. The dam, part of the federal government’s comprehen sive flood control plan for the Arkansas valley, will be located four miles northwest of Fall river and 17 miles southeast of Eureka. The earthen embankment with rock-protected slopes will be 5,-545 feet long and tower 66 feet above the Fall river valley floor. Lt. Col. L. E. Funchess, district executive officer, said two or three weeks would be required to secure final approval of the contract award and added that actual work could be expected to start within a month or so. Funchess explained that the maximum inundation of 10,400 acres would occur only when the dam was used to hold back flood waters. He said the lake area normally would be 2,600 acres. BUILDING FUNDS APPROVED OKLAHOMA CITY, April IO. —(ZP)—The attorney general today approved a $225,000 funding bond issue by the city of Madill and $4,995 for building and $2,-200 for repairs and furniture for Centrahoma Consolidated School District 2 of Coal county. L A WTON, April IO.—(ZP)— Two Comanche county farmers were wounded by the same bullet accidentally discharged from a gun carried on their tractor. The gun discharged when the tractor hit a rough spot. The bullet first struck O. C. Jaye in the arm and ricocheted, striking E. B. Edwards on the nose and lodging in his forehead. Neither was believed seriously wounded. Eight Persons Die in Fire Father, Mother, Three Small Children Perish; Five Others Injured BOSTON. April IO, (ZP*—Eight persons, including a mother, father and three small children, perished and five others were injured today in an early-morning fire that swept a four-story brick back bay apartment house and brought swift investigation by fire and police officials. The investigation included two other fires which started within a ten-block radius while firemen were battling the flames in the apartments in Belvedere St. where the deaths occurred. Dead Listed The police listed the dead as: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wassell and their children, Suzanne, 5; Linda, 3, and Peter, 2; Napoleon LaPete and his sister, Verna and Patrolman Robert Mahar, 45. Suzanne Mahoney, 23 was injured critically. Physicians said Mahar, who was in the area when the fire started, died from severe burns and a possible leg fracture. The bodies of three members of the Wassell family were huddled near a window in their upper floor apartment. The others were sprawled in other parts of their home. Thirty-three other tennants fled from the building in which the fire was burning fiercely when the first fire apparatus arrived. Other families left their homes in an adjacent building, but a firewall prevented spread of the blaze. $10,000 Damage The fire department, which sent members of its Aron squad into action, listed the damage at $10,000. While fire apparatus and ambulances crowded into the area around the Belevedere street fire, alarms summoned firemen to fight a blaze in an unoccupied building on Huntington Avenue, near Copley Square, and to another building in Irvington street, near St. Botolph. Police reported that Mahar and Miss Mahoney leaped from the Belevedere St., building when trapped by the spreading fire. Police and state fire marshal’s office arson experts joined fire department investigators in their inquiry, which was broadened to include a fourth fire that occured in the Back Bay area during the night. . . Fund Raising Drive Appears Successful Chairman Daclinas to Stat# Amount Raisad in Stain OKLAHOMA CITY, April IO, MPI—The democratic party’s state drive for campaign funds this year—looks like one of the most successful we have ever had,” State Chairman M. I. Hinds said today. Hinds declined to say how near the democrats have gone to their $100,000 goal but said many counties already have exceeded their quotas and many others have reported they are near the mark. The chairman said his appraisal of the campaign is based on reports from 75 to 80 per cent of the counties. A drive in Tulsa county, where it is hoped $10,000 will be raised, is still underway. Oklahoma county’s big $25,000 quota has been reached. The campaign will end with Jackson Day dinners at Tulsa Monday and Oklahoma City Tuesday. Senator Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania will be the speaker at both dinners, replacing senate majority leader Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky, who was unable to attend. : *- The world’s oldest lighthouses were built in Libya and lower Egypt Contracts for Farm-to-Market Roads Will Be Let April 23 Pontotoc County to Receive 3.1 Miles of Surfacing From S. H. 99 East Toward Francis, Cost About $12,524 OKLAHOMA CITY, April IO.—(AP)—Letting of Contracts in excess of $900,000 on the first 25 Farm-to-Market road projects in the 1946 Oklahoma program has been set for April 23. Bids received yesterday by the^ - state highway commission on five other projects totaled $489,488 compared with the estimate of $406,361. The bidders and projects: Texas county—0.6 miles surfacing on U. S. 63 at Beaver river north of Guymon, W. H. Blackburn Construction company of Oklahoma City, $247,543. Bank protection on same project, Kellner Jetties Co., of Topeka, Kas., $9,689. Two State Projects Latimer county — 7.3 miles grade, drainage and gravel base IL iL,270, Wilburton west; azier Construction company of Oklahoma City, $117,231. Love county—4.2 miles grade, drainage, gravel surface and two bridges on S.H. 32, Marietta west, Myron Groseclose of Oklahoma City, $62,535. * Two state highway projects are included in the April 23 letting. They call for 3.5 miles of grading, drainage, gravel base, double bituminous surface and one bridge on S.H. 37, Tuttle west and north in Grady county, estimated cost $59,953; and 6.2 miles grading, drainage and traffic bound surface course, Enterprise east on S.H. 9 in Haskell county, estimated cost, $92,357. The Farm-to-Market Projects: Tulsa county—0.999 mile grading, drainage and surfacing and one bridge east from junction with U. S. 64 two miles north of Bixby, $17,665. Pottawatomie county — 7.3 miles grade, drainage and surfacing, Shawnee west to Shawnee reservoir, $60,902. Bridge on same project, $12,152. Logan county—2.8 miles grade, drainage and surfacing on county road beginning three miles east of its junction with S.H. 33, east of Guthrie, and extending east, $15,095; bridge on Skeleton Creek south and west of Mulhall, and 0.5 miles surfacing, $38,749. Canadian county -— 7.9 miles surfacing on county road half-mile north of Calumet north to Kingfisher county line, $36,789. Carter county — Eight miles surfacing and three bridges on county road from junction with U. S. 70 mile cast of Wilson, extending west and north. $81,399. Pontotoc County Pontotoc county—3.1 miles surfacing on county road from its junction with S.H. 99 east toward Francis, $12,524. Grant county—2.5 miles surfacing, Wakita cast, $10,726: 4.9 miles surfacing from point 2.5 miles east of Wakita .south to SH. ll. $17,687; four miles surfacing south three miles and west one mile from S.H. ll at Deer Creek, $17,585; six miles surfacing, Lamont north and east, $26,640. Alfalfa county — Six miles (Continued on Page 5 Column I) Music Week Starts At East Central, Many Singers Here Today’s part of Music Week activities at East Central college provide for auditions for talented young singers of this area. Ernst Wolff, noted tenor and pianist, is here this week and is conducting auditions. He is selecting the most promising among them and after the auditions will give them special instruction in master classes later today. Thursday brings a public concert by a massed chorus of more than 200 voices, assembled from high school singers of Seminole, Konawa, Wewoka and Horace Mann high schools and the East Central college chorus. There is no admission charge and music lovers are urged to attend. Mr. Wolff will conduct the program. Then, Friday and Saturday, the halls and campus of the college will respond to the strains of vocal and instrumental music as a two-day interscholastic music contest moves through its schedule. Wolff will remain here to assist in judging piano and vocal contests. There are 18 schools entered in the two-day meet, whose competition ranges from solo to marching band and chorus divisions. President Truman Invited to Oklahoma WASHINGTON, April IO, <&— Rep Jed Johnson (D-Okla.) asked President Truman today to revive plans for a visit to Oklahoma last fall along with some other engagements during the midst of a series of labor and other problems. Johnson told reporters the pr€*sident did not commit himself but expressed a desire to visit Oklahoma during the summer. Johnson had suggested that a visit to Fort Sill be tied in with Mr. Truman’s trip to Liberty, Mo., to receive an honorary degree at William Jewell college on May 20. SHAWNEE, April IO. — (ZP) — Two hundred girls from Pottawatomie, Cleveland and Lincoln counties will attend a sub-district convention of the Future Homemakers of America at Shawnee Friday and Saturday. Flour Outlook Is No Brighter Flour Rationing Flan Without Coupon Worrias Causes Officials to Look at Wheat Situation By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON, Api^l IO, (ZP*— A flour rationing plan without coupon worries for housewives hung fire today as the government took another careful look into the wheat situation made tense by widespread hunger a-broad. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson said he expected to decide during the day whether to put into effect an order requiring millers to cut their sales of flour to bakers and retailers by 25 percent. The cabinet officer disclosed to a news conference last night that he had ordered officials in his department to prepare such an order. Should it be issued, it would have the effect of rationing supplies of flour to bakers and retailers, but not to consumers. Reports To Be Made Officials have explained that machinery for consumer rationing of these products could not be set in motion in time to help out during the current food crisis. Anderson’s decision may well hinge on a report scheduled to be issued by the department’s crop reporting board at 3 p. rn. (EST) today on stocks of wheat on farms April I. With commercial supplies at abnormally low levels, the government and millers must look to farm stocks for the bulk of all export and domestic requirements until the new crop starts moving to market in June. Because there has been heavy feeding of wheat to livestock in areas unable to get cora, some officials expect the wheat stock report to show that remaining supplies are insufficient to meet present consumer demands and export commitments. In the event, the order curtailing domestic consumption of flour would appear to be necessary. Fresh Pressure Meanwhile fresh pressure for more wheat for hungry areas came from Director General Fiorcllo H. La Guardia of the United Nations relief and rehabilitation administration. La Guardia planned to appear today before the combined food board —representing the United States, Great Britain, and Canada—to insist that member countries allocate 350.000 tons more a month than the 275.000 tons now being granted UNRRA. Discussing other phases of the food problem Anderson said the agriculture department also is working on new measures designed to obtain larger quantities of meats and food fats and oils for the needy abroad and to strengthen the voluntary conservation program recommended last month by President Truman’s famine emergency committee. He would not elaborate on these measurers, however. Stale-Owned Land Sale Is Success OKLAHOMA CITY. April IO. (.pi—Walter Marlin, secretary of tho state school land commission, said the commission’s first attempt at large scale selling of state-owned lands without mineral rights was successful at Madill yesterday. Forty two Marshall county tracts of 4,420 acres brought $118,-192.34, an average of $26.74 an acre and $6,326.48 above the appraised value. Marlin said 85,000 acres, with mineral rights, here sold in 1945 for an average price an acre of $20.20. *- Maryland is south of the Ma-son-Dixon line. Feminine Japan Votes for First Time In History; Forget Home Duties for Day EDITORS NOTE: Women made news today as they cast their first ballots in Japan’s history. Here’s the “women’s angle from a woman’s angle” by one of the two accredited women correspondents in Tokyo. Helen J. Folster, representing Australian newspapers, wrote it for the Associated Press.) ***** By HELEN J. FOLSTER TOKYO, April IO. (^—Feminine Japan voted today for the first time in history. It was a heartening sight to see mama-san lining up to cast her vote for democratic representation. Observers, both Japanese and allied, were surprised by the large percentage of women at the polling places. They just hadn't correctly figured out the psysco-logy of Japanese women. For seven months of occupation, the Japanese have been exposed to ideas of freedom and democracy. The women, even though they were considered inferior and hardly worth bothering about, are nonetheless neither deaf nor dumb. This new freedom sounded just as good for them as for the men of Japan. Probably it sounded even better. Important As Menfolk A great many Japanese women figured out a lot of things for themselves, too. In the past, they had put up with the san^e hardships as the men, but without equal privileges. Keeping house and scrounging for food in ruined cities had toughened them a lot. They became as important as their menfolk in keeping the family going. Today it looks as if it had dawned upon them that this sharing of responsibility should carry right through to having their say at the polls. Without doubt, politics had been discussed in plenty of homes. It is impossible to say how much influence the man of a family will have on his women’s vote. The Japanese are brought up to believe that obedience is a prime virtue. However, it struck me in the polling places I visited in Tokyo all day that the women voters seemed rather an independent I (Continued on Page 5 Column I) Military Committee Favors Nine-Months Extension of Draft By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON, April IO.—<VP> —The house leadership signaled today for double-quick action on a bill for straightaway continuation of the draft until Feb. 15, 1947. Almost as soon as the house military committee decided in favor of this nine-month extension. the measure was given a preferred place on the chamber’s calendar, with debate scheduled for Friday and Saturday and a vote hoped for before the weekend recess. The present law is due to expire exactly five weeks from today—May 15, and that space leaves congress with comparatively scant elbow room should legislative tangles develop between house and senate over details of the measure to be enacted. New Battle Expected Indications were that the bitter battle which preceded the committee’s 15 to 8 extender recommendation late yesterday would be renewed on the house floor. But supporters of continuing selective service viewed with comfort the fact that the house vote, when it comes, probably will be a roll-call and on the sole issue of extension. Many members, they believe, are fearful of voting on the record in an election year against a proposal By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER NEW YORK, April IO.—(AP)—The question of where the United Nations will make its home for the next five years came up for final discussion among security council delegates today, amid mounting opposition to Russia's demand that the Iranian issue be dropped by the council. Both the United States and Great Britain were known to be firmly opposed to any move to take the Iranian question off the council agenda before May 6, the date on which Russia and Iran are to report on the removal of Soviet troops from Iran. Indications came from various delegations that the majority of other delegates would go along with the U. S. and Britain, especially in view of the letter from Heussem Ala. Iranian ambassador, made public yesterday, i which he asked that the council reject the Soviet proposaL Closed Meeting The delegates met in a closed meeting today to discuss with Secretary General Trygve Lie whether the U. N. would remain at Hunter college in the Bronx, move to the Sperry Gyroscope plant at Lake Success on Long Island, or possibly switch to some other site outside the New York area. It is up to Lie to make the selection on the interim site, but it was understood he wanted the final opinion of the council delegates. A United Nations spokesman said the delegates would not take up today the Soviet proposal that the Iranian question be removed from the security council* agenda. Nevertheless, it was understood that the delegates would take up “administrative affairs” at today s meeting, among w’hich was likely to be discussion of a date for the next public meeting of the council, at whit* the Iranian situation is likely to be aired. Russian Present Andrei A. Gromyko, the Soviet delegate, who returned to the council yesterday after a 13-day boycott, was present at today s secret meeting. He had no comment on the Iranian letter. The Iranian council received formal notice of the Russian demand for dismissal of the Iranian case at the end of its meeting yesterday when President Quo Tai-Chi of China announced that he had a Soviet letter for the council s consideration and also that he had a letter from Iran. The Soviet communication had previously been made public, but the Iranian statement caught delegates by surprise. Transmitted by Ambassador Hussein Ala. it disclosed that despite the agreement on Soviet troop withdrawals, oil concessions and political questions which Tehran has made with Moscow the government at Tehran wants the security council to continue to keep an eye on the situation until all Red Army forces are out of the country. Council May M~et May I “It is the desire of my government,” Ala wrote, “that the matters referred by Iran to the security council remain on its agenda as provided by the resolution adopted 4 April, 1946.” The resolution he cited provided that the council should next take up the Iranian case on May F, deadline by which Russian troop removals are supposed to be complete. In his letter insisting on dismissal, Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko said the council's action had been incorrect and illegal in approving this resolution. Inquiry among various delegation leaders brought to light the widely held view that Russia’s proposal as net forth by Grmny • kj had virtually no chance of acceptance. WEATHERFORD, April IO.— (/P>—(>P)—Gov. Robert S. Kerr has accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement address to the graduating class at Southwestern Tech on Tuesday, May 21, Pres. R. H. Burton has announced. Rev. Edwin Parker, pastor of the First Methodist church, Clinton, will be the baccalaureate speaker on May 19. (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) Storm Signals Fly High Over Capitol On Service Merger By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON. April IO, Storm signals flew high over Capitol Hill today as a bill to place the army, navy and air forces under a single department of common defense began its legislative voyage. The first public forecast of rough weather ahead came from Senator Robertson (R-Wyo.), a member of the senate naval committee w'ho summarized what many lawmakers have been saying privately since the unification plan began to take shape. Robertson told a reporter that everyone favors coordinating buying, shipping and scientific research activities of the service. “But,” he added, “any eliminate the traditional navy place on the cabinet faces a stiff fight.” The Wyoming senator’s criticism came as Chairman Elbert Thomas (D-Utah) of the military committee and Senator Austin (R-Vt.), ranking minority member, planned an appearance before the naval committee to explain the unification plan in detail. Until President Truman came out for the single cabinet post several months ago. Chairman Walsh (D-Mass.) of the navy group publicly had opposed any merger plan. Walsh has kept his own counsel since then, but he is expected to call his committee together for a closed door discussion of the legislative shortly. Robertson, after reading the unification bill and an accompanying report made public yesterday by a military subcommittee, said he believed that all the claimed advantages could be retained without abolishing the present war and navy departments. The merger bill W’as referred formally to Thomas’s military committee for further study. While saying there was no desire to “push or force” the legislation, Thomas told reporters that with the recent war fresh in the public mind, “wisdom would indicate reasonably quick action.” Refresher Course Offered Anomies OKLAHOMA CITY. April IO. —(ZP)—A refresher course in law for Oklahoma attorneys who have been in the armed forces will be held in Oklahoma City beginning April 23. Under joint auspices of the state Oklahoma and County Bar associations, the course is designed to acquaint returning lawyers with changes in basic decisions and statutes since 1940. Sessions will be held Tuesday and Friday through May 24. I Of Bo* Blank*, la Whut’s become o’ th’ oP fashioned farmer who didn’t know whut fryers wuz worth? Th’ less a feller deserves th’ more he seems I’ think th* world owes
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