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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Fronts are among the most wonderful things existing whether they are water fronts or just fronts put on by people because there is always something back of the front that is different WEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday becoming partly cloudy Sunday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net March I'uld Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Hurcau of Circulation 42nd 307 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Truman, Dedicating Ancestral Home of Roosevelt as Shrine, Vows to Carry on FDR Policies B.v ERNEST B. VACCARO HYDE PARK, N. Y., April 12. bareheaded in a chill. Hudson Valley wind, Pres- ident Truman today vowed to carry on the foreign and domes- tic policies of Franklin D. Roose- velt as ho dedicated the laic pres- ident's ancestral estate as a na- tional historic site. Pledging himself to further Mr. Roosevelt's fight against tyranny abroad and for the "progressive and humane principles of the New the president said: "May almighty God, who has watched over this republic; as it grew from weakness to strength, give us the wisdom to carry on in the way Franklin D. Roose- velt." Speaks From Porch The president spoke from the porch oC the rambling house at brief ceremonies dedicating the 1 stucco and granite mansion and rolling acres as a shrine on this, the first anniversary of Mr. Roosevelt's death. Earlier, the president visited the Roosevelt' Memorial library, the Roosevelt home and placed a wreath of white gladioli and ferns on the former chief execu- tive's grave. The 33-acro Dutchess county estate where the late president was born and now lies buried in the hemlock-hedged rose garden was turned over to Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug by Mrs. Eleanor Rooosevelt. Many There From U. N. On the specious lawn, seated in an' amphitheater arrangement, were 700 special guests, including members of the United Nations security council. Official Washington was rep- resented by many office holders and former government execu- tives. Foreign dignitaries also oc- cupied seats of honor. Behind the seating section was the public, including residents of (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) Men Near Roosevelt Knew He Wasn't Well But Death Came as Stunning Blow to Them By HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON, April 12, Shortly after 2 p. m. a year ago today. Franklin D. Roosevelt raistd a hand to the back of his head and grimaced: "I have a terrific .headache." They were the last words spoken by the fourth term presi- dent. Ho died two nnd a half hours later in a simply-furnish- ed bedroom of his mountain cot- tage at Warm Springs, Ga. As one of three reporters in Warm Springs when death sud- denly overtook the 31st president, I was stunned, by its unexpected- ness, like almost everyone else. Knew He Wasn't Well We were aware that Mr. Roose- velt was not a well he was given to much sleeping, that he was not gaining weight as his doctors wanted him to do while resting in his "second home" in the south. But when we were summoned from a barbecue, to which the president had been invited but never attended, and heard the tragic news from the lips of Sec- retary William D. Hassett, it was one of the greatest shocks of our lives. The doctors said they were shocked, too. Death came at p. m., Washington time. We were call- ed from our picnic shortly before "It Is My Sad Duty" "It is my sad Hassett said in the presence of tearful associates, "to announce the presi- dent died at p. m. (central time) of a cerebral .hemorrhage." Dr. Howard Bruen, naval com- mander in attendance at the time, later changed this 'to "massive cerebral hemorrhage." We rushed to telephones in the Hassett cottage and pirt in calls to our Washington offices. Be- fore they could be put through the White House had flashed a brief announcement of the death to news offices. We filled in details as the con- stitutional succession routine was carried out, the bereaved family was notified, and. the at war but sensing the end for (Continued on Page 7 Column 7) Tulsan Named Stale P-TA Head Officers of State Organiza- tion Arc Selected SHAWNEE, Okla., April Oklahoma congress of parents and teachers elected Mrs. S. S. Matofsky, Tulsa, president at its closing session yesterday. Other officers elected included Judge Donald B. Darrah, Clinton, first vice president: Mrs. Carl Davenport, Tulsa, fifth vice pres- ident and northeast district, direc- tor: Mrs. O. W. Jones, Tuhloquiih, secretary; Mrs. George Flesner, Stillwater, treasurer: and Boyd Gunning. Norimin, Mrs. Warren Stone, Bartlcsville, and O. W. Davidsrfn. Durant, members at largo of the executive committee. t Officers re-elected include: Dr. C. Dan Procter. Chickiishti, sec- ond vice president; Mrs. Pat Woods. Liiwlon. third vice pres- ident and southwest district di- rector; Ernest Lookabaugh, fourth vice president, uncl south- cast district director; Mrs. Oral DC Camp, Blackwcll, sixth vice president and northwest district director; Mrs. C. E. Scott, Shaw- nee, historian; Mrs. John Fitch, El Reno, extension chairman of Canadian county; Mrs. John A. Wadlin, Tulsa, budget and fi- nance chairman, and Mrs. George Calvert, Oklahoma City, bulletin editor. OPA OFFICIALS PKOTKST ENFOKCKMKNT I'OMCIKS OKMULGKE. Okla., April 12. a protest over OPA en- forcement policies, the chairman of the Oktnulgee war price and rationing board and 15 volunteer and paid employes resigned yes- terday. Chairman A. N. Boatman is- sued the following statement: "I am not in sympathy with and cannot go -along with the en- forcement the OPA is in- sisting upon." Okimilgee, Okfuskco and Hughes countries are served by the board. Re.id Ihe News Want Ads. JWEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday becoming partly cloudy Sunday; not so cold lonigiit; warmer Saturday, warmer Sun- day except Panhandle. Grade Schoolers In Track Meet Competition Today More than 300 grade school students from 14 county schools gathered at Norris stadium Fri- day to compete-for honors in the Pontotoc county grade school track and field meet. All but three events in the boys divisions were finished before noon with events for girls divi- sions to be held during the after- noon. Officials at the meet were pleased with the way the meet went off during the morning. They had the cooperation of a number of county school men. Most of the schools had entries in both boys and girls divisions. Ahloso entered 45 lliinclncls, Roff entered 40 and almost every school entering the meet had more than 20 grade school stud- ents entered. Even when events were not in progress, groups of students from various schools gathered on the track for races or went to one of the numerous jumping pits to either play or practice for coming events. A few parents saw many of the events from down near-the tracks or from a grandstand on either side of the field. One woman said that she enjoyed Thatching those who were not participating in a particular event almost as much as she enjoyed the event it- self. Schwellenbach Is Key Coal Talker WASHINGTON, April 12, The government pegged its hopes today fo? a soft coal settlement squarely on. Secretary of Labor Schellcnbach" as President Tru- nan raised doubt over the legal possibility of firmer action. Mr. Truman said he was leav- ng to Schellenbach any.-'overn- nent attempts to settle the clis- nilc. Later the labor secretory said ie is confidant ho can get John j. Lewis and the mine operators .0 resume their broken-off con- Tact talks. But he maintained iticn a step would be useless un- ,il they are closer together on ssucs. Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads Pawnee Separate Judicial District Legislative Act Upheld By State Supreme Court OKLAHOMA CITY, April 12. act of the last legisla- ture establishing Pawnee county as a separate nominating district in the Tulsa-Pawnee county ju- dicial district was upheld by the state supreme court late yester- day. However, the court held uncon- stitutionally a section establishing the manner of nomination of judges in Tulsa county. The provision sustained allows Pawnee county to nominate one of the judges in the district and Tulsa county the other two. The section held invalid pro- vided the Tulsd .county judicial positions should not be designa- ted by number but candidates for court positions 'should file at large, with the two highest in the primaries winning the nomin- ations. An attorney general's opinion recently held the entire act un- constitutional and advised the state election board to disregard it. W. Lee Johnson, Pawnee at- torney and potential district judge candidate, asked for the supreme court ruling. The court granted the' writ of mandamus sought by Johnson. ----------------------K--------------------- AIR TRANSPORTATION FOR BRIDES TO END JUNE 30 April transportation of GI brides from continental Europe to the United States will be concluded by June 30, western base section, head- quarters announced today. By that date more than depen- dents will have been sent to the U.S. by the army. (It was announced recently that transportation of GI brides from the United Kingdom would be concluded June 30.) SUVA, Fiji, April hundred Australian and New Zealand war brides of Americans and their 200 children were de- nied a shore view of Suva today as the liner Monterey stopped here. There were eight cases of measles and (four of- chickenpox aboard. The Monterey sailed' for San Francisco in the afternoon. Bunches of small, carrots were worn as corsages by the ladies'- of the court of Queen filizabeth. Pearl Harbor Record Adds FDR Reaction Admiral Says Roosevelt Showed No Alarm on Fate- ful Day, Nor Expected Attack By J. W. DAVIS WASHINGTON, April 12, The bulging Pearl Harbor record was expanded today to include a new account of how President Roosevelt reacted in the last hours of peace to Japanese dip- lomatic maneuverings. Adm. J. R. Beardall, White House naval aide at the time, supplied the details to, the senate- house investigating committee be- fore it suspended hearings and took an indefinite recess late yes- terday. On the fateful morning of Dec. 7, 1941, about 10 a. m. Washing- ton time, Beardall related, he took to Mr. Roosevelt in his bed- room the final section of a 14- part intercepted Japanese mes- sage. "It looks as though the Japan- ese are going to break off rela- Beardall quoted the presi- dent as saying. Rep. Murrjhy (D-Penn.) asked whether there was anything in the president's manner which in- dicated that he expected any at- tack "within a period of hours.'' "There was the admiral replied. "There was no alarm, nothing about 'this means nothing showing he expected an attack." This part of Beardall's testi- mony came in connection with previous testimony by Comdr. L. R. Schulz. An assistant to Bear- dall, Schulz had testified that the night before, when Mr. Roosevelt lad seen only the first 13 parts of the he -had said, in substance, "this means war." The 14-part message was from Tokyo to its envoys here, for de- ivery to the state department at .he time the Japanese began war 1 p. m. Washington time. :ts burden was that Japan could lot.'accept American proposals rearing on then current peace negotiations. Any.-resumption of hearings was. left uncertain when the com- mittee finished with Beardall and recessed; The- group is supposed o have a report ready for con- gress by June 1 on its findings as to responsibility for the sur- prise at Pearl Harbor. Postwar Demand For Oil Running High At Least 10 Per Cent Over What Was Expected TULSA, Okla., .April 12, demand for crude oil md its products is running at east ten per cent higher than -vas expected, R. J. Gonzales, Houston, Tex., estimated today. Gonzales, an economist for the Humble Oil and Refining com- pany, told the Interstate Oil Com- pact Commission that only a light decline from the present ligh demand could be expected during the remainder of this year. His observations were contain- ed in a report of the compact's economic advisory committee, of which he is chairman. "Demands during the first Gonzales said, "w a s only barrels daily, or five per cent, less than it was during the'similar period of last year, or at a time when' this nation was fighting a war on two fronts. "The indicated demand for crude oil production during 1946 is between and barrels daily as compared with a demand during the first quarter of this year of tarrels a day." Woman, 12 Children Travel All Right Visit in Fort Worth on Way From Guthrie to Join Hus- band in Mississippi FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12, E. L. Kizzar, and 12 of. her 14 children, visited here yesterday with her eldest daught- er as the family journed from their former home in Guthrie to join Kizzar at Heidelberg, Miss. The daughter is Mrs! Lyndall Baker, Wen a son, Elbert Kizzar, Jr., is in Mississippi with the father who works for an oil com- pany. The eight sons and four daught- ers traveling with Mrs. Kizzar were 22, seaman first class on furlough from the navy; Robert, 17; Vera Ruth 15; Billy Wayne, 12; Kennety Eugene, 10; Dpal Kathryn, Jackie Don, 7; Eva Lou, 5; Donald Ray, 4; John- ny Lee, 3; Larry Lynn, 2 and Martha Larraine, five months. Mrs.. Kizzar said she hadn't lad a bit of trouble looking after ler family on the trip and added lhat fellow passengers had been most heloful. "Traveling these she commented, "is really a pleasant experience." Exiled Spaniard Says Franco Has Army on French Frontier Gay Colors, Music Dominating Campus Bands, Vocal Groups, Soloists Engaging in Annual East Central Interscholastic Music Meet Today, Saturday Denco Granted O.C.-Ada Line Local Concern Ready To Start Direct Route At Shortened Time in Few Days Announcement was made Fri- day morning that the corporation commission has granted Denco Bus Lines, Inc., a permit to oper- ate a line from Atoka through Ada to Oklahoma City. This was welcome news not only to B. D. Denton and his as- sociates of the Denco Lines but to numerous other .Adans who have been anxious for the local concern to be granted a route into Oklahoma City. A large delegation of Adans went to Oklahoma City only Wednesday to support the Denco presentation of its case before the corporation commission. Route Designated The route, which Denton said Friday morning could be put into effect within a few days, will be from Atoka through Coalgate to Ada and through Asher, Tecum- seh and Norman to Oklahoma City. 'Passengers will not be permit- ted to board the line between Norman and Oklahoma City, ac- cording to the Associated Press report of the commission's deci- sion. The Oklahoma Transportation company, recently granted an Oklahoma City-Ada route, pro- tested the application of the Den- co Lines at the Wednesday hear- ing and has three days in which to file notice of appeal to the state supreme court. Can Start In Few Days If no appeal is made from the commission's order, Denton ex- pects to have his buses running in four or five days. He already has the buses and a schedule ar- ranged. Buses would leave Ada at a.m., p.m., p.m., p.m. and p.m. They would reach Oklahoma City at a.m., p.m., p.m., p.m. and p.m. Denton calls attention to the scheduled trip from Ada to Ok- lahoma City in two hours and ten minutes as the shortest'bus sched- ule between the two points. Must Quit' Riding 'Wheels' on Walks Man Run Over and Injured Wednesday by Boy Riding Motorbike on Sidewalk Joe Rozell was run over at the corner of Fourteenth and John- ston'Wednesday by a bo-' riding a motorbike on the sidewalk, ac- cording to local police authori- ties, i The boy rode off, leaving the man lying on the sidewalk.' Fri- day morning police had been un- able to find the youngster who was riding- the motorbike. Police have issued a warning to motorbike -and bicycle riders not to ride their 'wheels' on the sidewalk because more people will be injured if the practice continues. Police Chief Dud Lester says that the bicycle traffic on side- walks is so heavy that the walk- ing public is endangered. He added that if the bike riding on sidewalks don't quit some kind of punishment will be fixed for those who insist on riding their 'wheels' on the sidewalk. Color combinations, hundreds of them, made the East Central campus more colorful than it has been in months with many area high schools participating in the East Central Interscholastic Music meet. The red and white of Purcell, the maroon and white of Ada, the red and black of Pauls Valley, the orange and black of Wewoka, the gold and black of Maud, the green and white of Seminole and other color combinations made up the gay array of con.binations. Marching and Music Purcell, Wewoka, Bowlegs, Maud and Pauls Valley were en- gaged in a marching band contest .iust before noon when the. air was full of music made from the play- ing and marching bands. Dozens of drum majorettes ac- companied by flashing uniforms with instruments glistening in the sunlight marched before judges. Amid all the excitement was tenseness of participants, who were anxiously awaiting for re- sults to be announced by judges. AH Results Not In Yet Results of music contests were not complete at press time, but complete returns will be ready for the .Sunday edition of the News. Following is a list of results: Class B Band Ada, division two, excellent; Holdenville, division one, super- ior; Seminole, division one, sup- erior; division three; good. Class BB Band Pauls Valley, division one, su- perior. .Class C Band Bowlegs, division two, excel- (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) USES Vet Section Turns Entirely To Job Placement Now The veterans section of the loc- al United States Employment Service at 114 East 12th, definite- ly retired today, April 12, 1946, from general information and service center activities for vet- Tans to devote its primary ef- fort to job placements. Elza Ayers, local manager, announces. The action followed instruc- :ions from Morris Leonhard, state USES director, to cut off all ser- vices to veterans with the excep- tion of job placement and em- ployment counseling with the ex- ception ones which can be per- formed at the reception counter. Leonhard's instructions were on the realignment of duties and responsibilities for governmental agencies and others as set out in the recent order of the Veterans Re-employment and Re-Training Administration at Washington. Previously, the veteran section here through agreement with the several agencies involved, discus- insurance, rights and Atom Tests Needed, Truman's Attitude WASHINGTON, April Truman, who once postponed atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, said today these tests are of vital importance and he had been assured the new target dates would be met. He issued a formal statement t on the subject, but without any the reception counter, explanation why he selected I "When we were first given the this particular time to give his j responsibility of carrying on views. However, Senator Huff- these extra duties we were pretty man (D-Ohio) recently inti-oduc-1 well advertised in the news pap- ed a resolution calling for cancel- j ers, on the radio and by civic lation of tests. T organizations. Many veterans Mr. Truman said the experi-Istill are coming to us on general ments at Bikini Atoll.should pro- i problems not connected with jobs. infnvmntinn T now have tlje job directing s e d compensation, training and other _ ___ benefits which are the responsi- bility of others. Time not only was consumed in discussion of these veteran activities by inter- viewers but in also filling out primary forms. Many of these veterans had no interest in jobs at the time of the USES office call. Center On Jobs For Vets "We will devote this time for- merly spent in performing other than employment duties in try- ing to get veterans jobs, in con- tacting employers attempting to get them interested in hiring the" veterans we have in our files, and like duties aimed at increas- ing veteran employment in Ada local office Ayers said. "We will continue a counseling service, but it will be strictly an employment counseling service, and not deal with any other prob- lem the veteran may have. In this type of service, we will at- tempt to get the veteran settled in his mind the type of job he wants and is best suited for and then perform special employer contacts for him in trying to get him placed satisfactorily both from the standpoint of the veter- an and the emplover." Cooperate With 6thcr Agencies Other- veterans will be direct- ed to the agency he is seeking through information furnished at Prosecutes Red Phillippe Brais, above, will be crown prosecutor in the espio- nage trial of Fred Roue, Com- munist member oJ the Canadian Parliament. Rose, Polish-born, is accused of working with a Russian spy ring gathering atomic bomb secrets In Canada. vide information "essential to in- telligent planning in the future and an evaluation of the effect of atomic energy establishments." on our defense them to other sources and getting it known that we are only in the employment Service 'Ayers said. OPA Opposes Hew Measure Says Would Add to Living Costs; House Committee Would Cut Out Meat Subsidies WASHINGTON, April told by OPA thai Americans face a cost.of living jump, heard a de- mand from one of its own com- mittee's today that meat prices be boosted a year. Price Administrator Paul Por- ter voiced the living cost pre- diction in protesting amendments tacked on to the pending bill to grant OPA another year of life beyond June 30. Meanwhile, the house agricul- ture .committee by unanimous vote instructed its chairman, Rep. Flannagan to offer an amendment to the OPA bill elim- inating all meat subsidies and re- quiring an equivalent increase in price ceilings. Meat subsidies now amount to about a year. Packers Blame OPA Packers have been critical of the subsidies and have blamed OPA regulations for meat short- ages and black market operations. Thus the legislation to continue OPA another year will come be- fore the house for debate Mon- day, exploding with issues on meat and many other foods, fib- ers and industrial products. OPA's Porter, in a letter to Chairman Spence (D-Ky) of the house banking committee, said amendments put into the bill by the committee would cost con- sumers more in one year and deliver a "body blow" to efforts to hold down inflation. If approved by house and sen- ntn, Porter said, the amendments would boost the nation's nnnuul clothing bill by 10 percent, or around Would Hit Low-Income Folk He estimated they would "transfer at least from the pockets of American car buyers to the pockets of Am- criciin car nnd increase prices of many other items. For low-income people, he ar- gued, the amendments would be equivalent to restoring the war- imposed three percent "victory tax." Porter's letter was aimed spe- cifically at provisions which would 1. Prevent OPA from cut- ting retail profit margins on such items as automobiles, refriger- ators and radios through the cost- absorption program; 2. Repeal the maximum average price order by which OPA requires manu- facturers to make low-cost clo- thing; and 3. Set up a special for- mula for pricing cotton and wool cloth. Two Places Have 32-Degree Reading By Asiocioted Preif The mercury dropped to 32 de- grees at Guthrie and Vinita over- night and light frost was report- ed 'from several cities but ap- parently the state escaped serious damage to fruit and gardens. Alva reported 33 degrees and a light frost; aBtrlesville 34 and light frost; S t i 1 1 w a 1. e'r, Elk City Waynoka, Ponca City 35; Clinton 36; Tulsa 37 and a light frost with possible some damage to strawberries and other plants. At Guymon in the Panhandle the low reading was only 39 de- grees. Oklahoma City recorded 39. Warmer weather was expected today. Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads Claims Proof Of Charges Controversy Over Government Swells, Reaches U. N. Council Next Week By CHARLES A. GRUMICH NEW YORK, April 12, mounting controversy over the Franco government In which is expected to reach the floor of the United Nations se- curity council next week, was swelled today by on exiled Span- ish republican leader's assertion that Generalissimo Franco has troops massed menacing- ly on the French frontier. Dr. Fernando Do Los Rios, for- mer dean of the University otf Madrid, one-time ambassador Washington and prc-civil war cabinet member, told n press con- ference last night he had docu- mentary proof of the existence in Spain of "an aggressive spirit and, an aggressive plan against France." French Army "Spain now has an army super- ior to that of France numerically, and perhaps in the quality of armament, said De Los Rios, who arrived here from Paris Wednesday as the exiled republi- can regime's? observer at the se- curity council sessions. He expressed hope the docu- ment to which he posedly found in Spain by repub- lican be presented to the council when it takes up Poland's charges that Spain is a threat to world peace and that Franco is harboring German scientists experimenting on new atomic weapons. De Los Rios made his accusa- tions against the Franco regime only a few hours after President Truman had told press confer- ence in Washington that the Po- lish charges were political. The president did not elaborate. Due Next Week The Polish indictment was placed on the council's provision- al agenda last night for considera- tion next week immediately after Russia's demand for dismissal of the Iranian case is disposed. A full hearing on the Spanish issue is assured and at least four members are expected to press for some means of cracking down on Franco. They are: Mexico and Poland, the only council members recognizing the Spanish republican exiles in Par- is as a government; Russia, which never has recognized the Franco regime and France, which acts as host to the exiled republicans nnd is a most concerned neigh- bor of Spain. The United States and Britain, while willing to hear Poland's case, are represented as favoring individual decisions by each na- tion in respect to relations with Franco as possed to any concert- ed action." Maybe It's Last Of Cool Weather Here Temperature Dropi to 39 Degrees Over Night General feeling here seems to 3O that the sharp chill of the last .wo days and nights will probab- y the Inst of such temperatures this spring. If this turns out to be the case, ;he worries nbout a belated kill- ng frost would be over. Wednesday's high and low tem- peratures of 74 and 48 degrees vere surpassed on ihe downward rend Thursday and Thursday night. Sunshine couldn't g'et the temperature here above 68 de- grees Thursday afternoon, and during" the night the mercury quietly slid down to 39 degrees. Read the Ada News Want TH' PESSIMIST Br Bob Dlanki, It. If employers who pay starvation wages had t' lives an' raise thc'r families on 'em ther' wouldnlt be any starvation wages. When you can buy all you want o' whut you it's t' one you won't warit it. ten   

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