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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             The major leagues start out in a few days and the perennial pennant hopes of some of the teams will fade as rapidly as the average man's gardening fever when the mercury passes 90. Fair (onight and Friday; cooler south central and extreme cast tonight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net Mirch Paid Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation 42nd 306 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY U. S. Traffic Death Rate Is Startling So Appalling, President Has Called National Conference To Halt It By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON, April 11, Take it easy with your automo- bile you don't have a car out for cars. Cars are killing neople at a startling rate. It's so startling that President Truman has called a national conference to halt it. The worst year in history for auto deaths was 1941. The score in that year: Americans killed. What will it be in 1946? At the present rate, the national safe- ty council estimates, will be killed this year. In January and February, a total of were killed, or more than 45 percent above the num- ber killed in the same months in 1945. At that rate, the council esti- mates, another or so will have been killed in March and April. Injured? Some And the injured in those four months? The council's estimate is Why the sudden spurt of death on the streets and highways? Peo- ple have gasoline, new cars are coming and they don't mind tear- ing around in their old ones. The wartime controls, which called for slower driving and careful use of automobiles, are gone. But the fatalities so far this ye-.r ocrured in cold months when far less cars were in use than will hit the highways now with warm weather here. As early as last December, see- ing the rising death rate, Presi- dent Truman took steps to save lives by the time warm weather driving started. He sai3 then he wanted a con- called the presi- dent's highway safety conference in Washington May 8, 9 and 10. He named Philip B. Fleming, who is federal works administra- tor and thus boss of the public roads administration, to be con- ference chairman. Governors Invited Governors of all the states have been invited to attend the conference as heads of their state delegations. Those delegations will include chiefs of state police, highway and motor vehicle commissioners, various other state officials, and leading representatives of groups interested in safety. What they do will be done voluntarily back in their >wn when they return from the con- ference. Fleming has organized, mean- while, a committee of leaders in the traffic field. This committee has set up a number of subcommittees to study special problems within the traffic problem. The subcommittees will make their reports to the conference when' it opens. But if you, an individual, have some ideas you think might be useful in cutting down traffic deaths, you can contribute this way: Write to Conference Headquart- ers, 7007 Federal Works Building, Washington, 25, D. C. Malmedy Survivors Are to Testily Six Who Survived German S. S. Slaughter of Prisoners Prepare for Trial FRANKFURT, April Six survivors of the Malmedy massacre of nearly 100 American war prisoners returned today to sharpen their memories of the terrible event for testimony they will give at the trial at Dachau of 75 German SS troops accused in the killings. Grim, tight-lipped, some tear- ful, they stood in the very field where the nazls machinegunned helpless captives taken in the Battle of the Bulge. It was only by luck that the six some by playing dead. r.N. TO MEET AT OLD WORLD FAIR SITE NEW YORK, April Mayor William O'Dwyer announ- ced today the selection of the World's Fair site at Flushing Meadow as the interim meeting place of the United Nations. The Sperry gyroscope plant at Lake Success, Long Island, long considered as a possible site of the interim headquarters, was chosen as office headquarters of the -United Nations, the mayor added. ----------------------K--------------------- Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads WEATHER U. S. USE OF FLOUR MAY BE REDUCED C of C Urges Calf Program Growth of Farm Youth- Dairy Calf Plan Related, Advantages Discussed In a series of talks on the Chamber of Commerce "calf pro- speakers envisioned more prosperous farming and dairying, better trained farm youth, growth of a dairy breeding in- dustry, improved relations be- tween farmers and the Chamber of Commerce, and an eventual end to the three-year drouth in the milk supply. Harvey Lambert, local attor- ney, appealed to members to sign agreements to sponsoring calves this year. About 100 applicants among farm club youths are already an- ticipated, and Elmer Kenison, C. of C. secretary, estimated that eventually "something over 150" would want the choice heifers. Started Iii 1944 Lambert traced the first -in- terest in a dairy program'to 1944, when the milk shortage became "rather acute." It had been de- veloping since about 1937. Then in 1944, some civic organizations placed six registered heifers, from high-producing Wisconsin herds, with county farm boys. Last year 56 calves were spon- sored. This year the number may triple, provided enough Adans agree to sponsor the calves. Lambert declared that he 'sometimes thinks the grea'test ?ood is the improved rela- tions" between farmers and the of C. Dad-Son Idea Growing: Kenison, secretary of the C. of C., said three boys have paid for :alves received in other years. He said that several fathers have Oklahoma Fair tonight and Friday; cooler south central and extreme east tonight with scat- tered light frost except south central and extreme east; lowest 35-40 west and north, 40 south- east; warmer .Friday. (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) Freight Engines In Francis Collision, One Engineer Hurl Two "4100" Frisco freight en- gines- were involved in a wreck about noon Wednesday in the Francis Frisco yard and Burch B. Kiddson of Francis, engineer of one engine, in in Valley View hospital suffering from injuries. Both engines were enroute to the 'barn' when the collision oc- cured. One engine was backing toward the barn and the other was going to another track to get to the barn. Neither of the engines left the track, but both were damaged so badly that they had to be taken to a roundhouse for repairs. Several members of the train crews received minor injuries but returned to work Thursday morn- ing, according to local Frisco of- ficials. Valley View officials reported Thursday morning that the con- dition of Mr. Eiddson was fair. Don'l Put Blanket Away Quite Yet Thursday Night May Be Cooler Than Wednesday's Don't put that extra blanket away today. It may be needed to- night, too. The forecast, despite today's clear skies and bright sunshine, is for possibly cooler and even talks about light frost in some parts of Oklahoma Thursday night. Wednesday started it off with a cloudy, chilly day and a maxi- mum of 74 degrees. During the night the low of 46 degrees wasn't surprising. The wind remained chilly Thursday although the sun made some progress in making the tem- perature milder. Five Witnesses Fear Persecution Soldiers Refuse to Testify At Court Martial LONDON, April 11. Five soldier witnesses said they feared they would be "persecu- ted" and refused to testify today in the court martial of Sgt. James. M. Jones, charged with mistreat- ing American soldiers while a guard at the Lichfield detention camp. Jones of Muskogee, .Okla., pleaded innocent to ten counts of assault on prisoners. Maj. Leland Smith, trial judge advocate, then called five enlist- ed men who were prisoners at Lichfield at the time Jones was a guard. The five are now serv- ing out terms in the London area guardhouse. One by one, they declined to testify, each stating he was "afraid." Planting 5 Acres of Rice in 2 Minutes Rice- planters in the Beaumont, Texas, area this plane plant 800 pounds of rice over 5 acres in 2 .minutes. Pilot K. W. Shane piloted the plane over-the flooded rice farm of the Dish- man brothers near Amelia, Texas. The average tractor and drill does this job in five hours. Observers be'lieved this test may presage rice sowing from planes throughout the rice belt totaling hundred thousand Massed Chorus In Program Tonight At College Auditorium By ALMA EMRY The climax or the annual Music festival will come Thursday ev- ening, April 11, at when a chorus ..pf .212 .voices .will -present- a program of choral music, di- rected bv Ernst Wolff. This is the .first Music Festival in four years as it was suspended during the war. Mrs. Marguerite Hawkmson will be in charge of ;he event with concert artist Wolff -directing the choruses. Tuesday evening Wolff gave a concert for the public in the col- .ege auditorium. Wednesday, iVolff gave several auditions to talented high school students. The combined high school choruses from Wewoka, Semin- ole, Horace Mann and College Uhoir, and Konowa will present the following program Thursday evening: "Tenebrae Factae by Palestrina; "The Lord Is My Cain; "O God, Our Help in Ages Croft; "Hail, Dur Rhea; "Agnus Kalinnikoff; "God of the Open Cain; "Rustling Leav- Tkach; "Ifca's Castle Har- :ey; "Ezekiel Saw. the Cain; "O Foster-Cain; 'O My Soul, Bless God the Fath- Simes. Mr. Wolff will remain one day over his Festival engagement to assist in judging contests in the [nterscholas'tic Music Meet, which begins Friday, Ajpril 12. Missing Elements Have Been Located No. 43 and No. 61 De- tected, Isolation Is Due ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., April elements number 43 and number two miss- ing links in the periodic table of the been detected by scientists who claim their def- inite isolation is assured. Long known theoretically and even assigned tentative proper- ties by some investigators, the un- stable fission products of uran- ium. Announcement of their "abso- lute detection" was made yester- day by Dr. Charles D. Coryell of the Monsanto Chemical Co., dur- ing an American Chemical society symposium on nuclear chemistry. Dr. Coryell said the detection was made by himself and a group of co-workers during research on the atomic bomb project. Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg of the University of Chicago, co-discov- erer of plutonium, told newsmen that while elements 43 and 61 have not formally been isolated "ii is known exactly where they are and the state of their radio- activity." OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11. attorney general today approved a bond issue by the board of education of Gle'n- coe, in Payne and Noble counties, to be spent for building repairs, furniture and transportation equipment. Ninety per cent of forest fires are man-made, with nearly one- third of them caused by careless campers and smokers. Many Students To Come (or Two-Day Music Competition Friday .high school students from over the state will gather on the East Central campus for the annual Interscholastic. .Music. in instrumental solos and ensembles, band, glee club, mixed chorus, vo- cal solos and ensembles, and marching band. Winners To State Meet The school amassing the largest number of points will be given an appropriate trophy. All schools receiving an excellent or superior rating will be eligible for the state final competition. Judges for the contests will be Albert Lukken, dean of the Col- lege of Fine Arts at Tulsa univer- sity; Miss Marjorie Dwyer, pro- fessor of music at Oklahoma Col- lege for Women; Wayne M. Thorne of the instrumental music department of Bethany Peniel. Ernst Wolff, tenor and pianist, will also serve as a judge. Entries There is a large number of en- thies, 18 schools having register- ed, r.This meet will probably bring more people to town than the re- cent track meet. Schools entered are: Ada, Ada Jr. High, Wewoka, Duncan, Sem- inole, Pauls Valley, Sul- phur, Davis, Purcell, St. Louis, Holdenville, Coal- gate, Maud, Bowlegs, Allen, Kon- awa, Tishomingo. Monroney Honored By Collier Award Oklahoman, Vandenberg 'Presented Distinguished Congressional Service Award WASHINGTON, April 11, Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) and Rep. Monroney (D-Okla.) to- day were presented with the first annual Collier's- awards for dis- tinguished congressional service. President Truman presented the awards, consisting of a silver plaque and each, in a White House ceremony. The cash is to be turned over to a worthy public cause designated by-the winners. Owen D. Young, chairman of a national awards jury, announced the winners just prior to the presentation. Vandenberg was cited "for his ability to rise above partisan politics in welding together the senate in support of American participation in world affairs." Monroney was designated for legislation intended to i reform the organization and. pro- cedures of congress" and for his work in behalf of American par- ticipation in the Bretton Woods plan and the United'Nations or- ganization. Vandenberg was praised for having "the moral courage to abandon his former isolationism in favor of active and construc- tive internationalism." Collier's weekly will say to- morrow that the purpose of the awards stimulate the peo- ple's concern with the quality and effectiveness of their repre- sentatives in Washington and to inspire the legislators themselves to higher levels of statesmanship and service." U. S. to Back Pole Demand Favors Bringing Before U. N. Council Charge Spain Refuge of Naxi Scientists By LARRY HAUCK NEW YORK, April The United States will support a full hearing before the United Nations security council on Po- land's indictment of the Franco regime in Spain as a haven of fugitive German scientists work- ing on atomic- age weapons, a spokesman indicated today. The spokesman added that the United States reserved any de- cision on further moves until it had heard all the facts presented. The British delegation was ex- pected to 'join in this stand, with both taking the position that Gen- eralissimo Franco was Spain's domestic problem but that they were willing to hear all the ar- guments in. open session before voting on whether Spain consti- tuted an actionable menace to peace, as charged in Poland's note to the security council. As the world organization, scheduled to reconvene Monday, faced its second major test, repre- sentatives of the Spanish republi- can government appeared here. Spain Isn't U.N. Member Fernando De Los Rios, former foreign minister of the govern- ment in exile, just arrived from Paris, said he had made no formal contact with the United Nations, but that "probably one of the delegations friendly to the Span- ish cause will get us into the meetings as Spanish observers." Spain is not a member of the United Nations and the question irr.rnediately arose as to whether the council might call a represen- tative of the .Madrid government to the council table as it did for Iran when that country's troubles with Russia were being discussed. Benjamin Cohen, assistant sec- retary-general, said there was nothing in the charter to cover such a move and that it would bo entirely- up to the council. Such a step would be complicated fur- ther by the fact that Poland and Mexico officially recognize the republican government in Paris. Charge Spain "Armed Camp" Meanwhile the council had be- fore it a dossier charging that from to Germans are now in Spain; that nazi hold- ings in Spain, open and cloaked, range from to that Spain has become an "armed camp" with a standing army of from to and that nazi scientists are' en- gaged there in research on atomic energy and jet propulsion. The report was drawn up by eight the nation associates and the CIO. Poland's indictment of characterized by the Spanish press as a s brough before the security coun- cil late yesterday under a Unit- ed Nations charter provision which states that the organization "shall insure that states not mem- bers of the United Nations act in accordance with the principles oi the organization so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and securi- ty." Red Support Expected Although Andrei A. Gfromyko, who yesterday was relieved of his ambassadorial duties by Mos- cow to free him for full-time work as the Soviet delegate to the se- curity council, has not identified himself with the Polish charges, conference observers fully ex- pected he would give his support to Poland in pressing for action. Moscow announced last night that Gromyko was being replac- ed as ambassador to the United States by Charles D'Affaires Nik- olai V. Novikpv because' of! Gromyko's appointment as per- manent Russian delegate to the security council. The Polish charges, declaring that fugitive German scientists were developing ultra-modern weapons under Generalissimo Francisco, Franco's protection, implied that such "new means of warfare" were designed to meet the competition of the atomic age. The Polish delegation declined to elaborate on the nature of the weapons allegedly being devised in was proving ground for certain modern arms in the Spanish Civil War. Demand On Iran Comes First By withholding the Polish charges against Spain until yes- terday. Polish Delegate Oscar Lange assured prio'rity for discus- sion of Gromyko's demand that the Iranian question be dismissed when the council resumes its ses- sions Monday. Gromyko's demand is opposed by the United States, Britain and others, who desire to hold the matter open for review after May 6, the deadline for withdrawal of Red army troops from oil-rich Iran. The American and British dele- gations here were expected to maintain the position that Spain was Franco's domestic problem but that they were willing to hear Poland's argument's in open jcouncil session before voting (whether Spain constituted an ac- jtionable menace to peace. County Tax Income High In Five Months, Taxpayers Turn in 92.8 Per Cent Of 1945 Real-Personal Taxes April 1 found the Pontotoc county treasurer, Sam Dew, able to report that 92.8 per cent of the county's taxes on real and personal properly for the year 1945 had been collected, i That percentage makes a fine showing, indicating that the peo- ple of the county marched up and laid down their money with more promptness even than usual. The figure is the most impres- sive when it is transferred into dollars and cents, for it represents payment of in five months. A total of had been certified to the county treasur- er's office for collection... This did not include the intangible tax. November started it off with according to Dew. December was the big with coming into the office. January dropped to 907.19, February dwindled to March spurted with Now if Dew and his deputies can only clean up the remaining Ben Smith of Ada To Be Dramatized On Network Program Ben F. Smith, who runs the Cities Service station at the cor- ner of Main and Mississippi, is a rancher in addition to being a service station operator. He and his station in Ada are to be dramatized in New York on the commercial portion of Cities Ser- vice "Highways in Melody" Fri- day evening at o'clock over NBC. Smith was chosen to typify Cities Service dealers for this .broadcast because of good sales- because his fellow townsmen and fellow ranchers consider him a good neighbor. For the musical portion of the Cities- Service concert, Conductor Paul Lavalle has planned a vari- ed program ranging from Vivian della Chiesa's singing of "Un bel di aria from Puccini's "Madame to the pre- sentation by the Cities Service orchestra and choir of "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by Hoagy Carmichael. Smith is assisted in operating his service station by his broth- er, Doug Smith, who is more in- terested in a fishing trip than he is the ranch that his brother op- erates in addition to the service station. Ben has 600 acres of land lo- cated about two miles southeast of Ada and has about 100 head of cattle on pasture. Smith said that he didn't know why he was selected unless it was because his sales are the largest of any Cities Service station in Oklahoma. He has been leading the state for the past four or five years.________ Find Silverware Stolen Saturday All But One of 40 Salad Forks Recovered But Wed- ding Gifts Still Gone Silverware that was stolen from Mrs. A. C. Compton's car didn't get far away from the car. Mrs. Herman Hickey, 703 West Nineteenth, found it in a trash can behind the Sugg Clinic. Forty silver salad forks and one large carving knife were sto- len from the car Saturday after- noon while a wedding rehearsal was in progress at the First Chris- tian church. All but one of the salad forks were found, but some wedding gifts that were taken have not been recovered. Senate Committee For Year's Draft WASHINGTON, April 13, The senate military committee recommended today a full year extension of the.draft act. At the same time the commit- tee sent along four different ser- vice pay increase plans for senate consideration. Chairman Elbert Thomas CD- Utah) said the pay boost propo- sals represented a committee "compromise." The draft extension bill was prepared by Senator Gurney (R- It also included a pay in- crease provision. Action came after a three-hour dosed door session which began by a refusal to go along with the house military committee's recom- of a nine-month ex- tension of the draft beyond May 15. Drastic Steps Loom To Aid Famine Areas U. S. May Not Have Enough Wheat to Meet Both Use and Export Needs Until New Crop Reaches Market WASHINGTON, April government held off today Its decision whether more drastic steps are needed at home to tide famine areas abroad over the present critical shortage of bread. Although the domestic conservation program launched a month ago today has failed to achieve the savings sought and exports to hungry areas have fallen behind promises, officials continue to insist that foreign commitments will be met. State Wheat Outlook Good Larger Acreage to Send Crop Higher Despite Lower Yield Per Acre OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11. a lower wheat yield per acre is forecast for Oklahoma in 1946, increased ac- reage planted will account for a climb from 1945's bus- hels to this year. The indicated yield is 11 bush- els a seeded acre as compared with 11.8 bushels a year ago, and the 10.9 bushel 10-year, average. The estimated wheat crop in Oklahoma, as predicted by the government crop report, will be nearly a third over the 10-year average of bushels. Good crop conditions were re- ported in the north centnil and parts of i.he northwestern dis- tricts, but prospects arc below average in the central section and parts of the northwestern districts, but prospects nre below average in the. central section and parts of the west central and southwestern areas where green bugs already have caused heavy abandonment. Kiowa, Caddo, Washita, Grady, Canadian and Blaine counties have had relatively heavy aban- donment of acreage flue to green bugs, with other crops already planted in some fields. Unfavorable moisture condi- tions have reduced prospects in the western counties along the Texas border, but immediate rains would greatly improve prospects there and in the west- ern panhandle. Of the 1945 wheat crop, only six per cent, or bushels, is reported still in farmers' hands April 1. K. D. Blood, U. S. de- partment of agriculture statisti- cian, said this was indicative of heavy feeding to livestock through the dry winter, and very rapid movement due to good market prices. East Central's Purchase Okayed Attorney General Approves Buying of 14 Acres for Gl Housing Project OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11. by the stale board of education of 14 acres of land adjoining East Central State College at Ada for a GI housing project was approved by the at- torney general. The state school bonrd was re- cently allocated by the regents for higher education for purchase of the land as a step to- ward providing housing for re- turning veterans planning to at- tend East Central. Cars Collide But No One Injured A car driven by Mrs. Floyd Butler, Route No. 3, Ada, collided with another car driven by Mrs. Argie Steel, 802 East Orchard, at the corner of Main and Broad- way about a.m. Thursday. Police investigated the accident and report that one car was bad- ly damaged, but that no one was injured. Underwood to Face Larceny Trial John Underwood, of Stonewall, who is charged with larceny of a domestic animal that was outfit- ted with a saddle and bridle, en- tered a plea of not guilty in the justice of peace court of Justice Byrd in Stonewall Wednesday. He was bound over to district court and his bond was set at 500. lie was stijl in jail Thurs- day morning as lie had not made bond. In the face of an agriculture department report Svhicli raised doubts whether enough wheat re- mains to meet both export needs and domestic demands -t current levels, Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson told a news conference last night that this country will fulfill its promises. May Cut Flour use But he said the nation will to observe fully all phases oi the wheat conservation program. And he added it might be necessary to force a 25 percent cut in do- mestic use of flour between now and June 30, when the new win- ter wheat crop starts moving to market in volume. The British cabinet offered yes- terday to ration brand in Great Britain if Die United Stales would do the same. But Anderson made plain that consumer rationing of either bread or flour during the present emergency is out of the question because, he said, rationing mach- inery could not be set up in timo to help. Rationing; May Come Later He emphasized, however, that he did not mean to imply that rationing might not be necessary later. He explained that the fu- ture possibility of rationing of bread, ments nnd olhur foods de- pends on this year's food produc- tion. Similarly, view Mint this country will meet its promi- ses abroad assumes that the gov- ernment will be able to pull to market the bulk of the remaining small stocks of wheat on farms. Officials have reported that many farmers are holding on to their grain in the hope oi higher prices. Lending encouragement to tha cabinet officer, however, was the department's crop report predic- ting that this year's winter wheat crop will be a record one, ,To help meet export needs, it may be possible, Anderson said, to get some of this ycar'a whont moving overseas ns oarly ax tha first of June, provided are fairly early in Texas and Ok- lahoma and the wheat is speeded to ports. He indicated, too, that it may be possible to substitute oats in some cases for wheat in export shipments. Oat stocks are of re- cord proportions. COMMITTEE FOR REMOVAL OF SUBSIDY ON MEAT Y.'ASHINGTON. April Flnnnaijan (D-Va) said lodny the house agriculture committee has recommended re- moval of moat subsidies. He told a reporter that tha committee's views were express- ed in a resolution which will bo made public later. He added that the group did not advocate elim- ination of price controls. The committee has been study- ing the meal situation for thrco weeks and has heard explanations of shortages and black marltcui from government officials, cattle raisers, paclccrs and feed men. STRONG EARTHQUAKE MAY IIAVK BEEN IN RUMANIA WESTON, Mass., April very strong earthquake, probably in Rumania, which seis- mologists said was us severe as the one that caused the recent tidal wave off Alaska, was re- corded at Weston college at p.m. (CST) yesterday, tha Rev. Daniel Linchan, S. J., re- ported. Greater returns for amount in- i vested Ada News Classified Ads TH' PESSIMIST Bob Ulnnki, Seems like ever'body we shake hands with gives us limp, dead fish kind, or grabs hold with th' viciousness o' a bear trap. Adversity is about th' only sure cure fcr swell in' o' th' head.   

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