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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 17, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Con t quite figure out why, if our ormed force* ore being slashed so drastically os to leave us almost helpless, some one with authority isn't acting to retain enough men to guard the nation Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight; Thursday fair and warmer east and south portion. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net March Paid Clrcolattoa 8078 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation State Flier Group Meets On Thursday Oklahoma Aviation Association Gathering Scheduled for Ada Tomorrow A meeting of the Oklahoma Aviation Association will begin Thursday morning at IO o’clock at the Aldridge hotel in Ada. Fliers will be coming in from all parts of the state to take part in the discussions, all of whicn will be informal in their arrangements, according to Clarence Bawls of Ada, who will be in charge. Many To Fly In If good flying weather prevails —and the forecast looks that way —a large number of fliers will be here for the meeting, and reservations have been coming in to hotels here for several days. Transportation will be furnished from Walker Field for the visitors who fly in, and airplanes remaining over night they will be well cared for. At the noon hour the fliers will attend the Ada Chamber of Commerce luncheon, w h e r ~i Luther Edge, East Central college faculty member and flier, will be in charge. The C. of C. luncheon speaker will be Col. Bennett Griffin, head of the CAA standardization center being established at Will Rogers Field. Oklahoma City. After the luncheon the fliers will continue their meeting and discussions. Vet Flying To Be Discussed One of the matters up for discussion is the G. I. bill for flight training for ex-servicemen. There will be explanation of how the program is to operate, how schools can qualify to give such training. There will also be talk about the aviation situation in Oklahoma now and in the immediate future. Other sneakers who will be available for giving information to flight operators will be Col. Shockey. aviation training officer for the Veterans Administration; T. P. Witt, training officer for the state accrediting agency, and C. M. Humphrey, contract officer for the VA. Any person interested in flying is invited to ‘sit in* on the fliers’ meeting, whether student pilot, private pilot, co. imercial pilot, flight operator or just an individual interested in the development of aviation in Oklahoma. -Ic- McNamey Ads On Youth Organization Non-Military Groups All Right, All Sport, Military Groups Broken Up FRANKFURT. April 17, CR*— Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, commanding U. S. forces in Europe, directed his generals today to promote the growth of non-r.ili-tary German youth groups in a measure designed to stamp out nazi underground movements. At the same time. United States military governors were ordered to take action to insure that all nazi sport, military and semi-militarv athletic organizations are broken up. An American intelligence spokesman said the inauguration of the expanded program of youth activities was designed to attract German youth away from remnants of the Hitler youth movement and the underground “Edelweiss Pirates” organization. McNamey’s headquarters announced that he had ordered the release of seized buildings and both American and German athletic equipment not needed by U. S. troops. An announcement said that while the military government hoped to stimulate sports, it had forbidden flying, parachuting, gliding, fencing, military drill or display and the shooting of firearms. Strictly Negative, Says Myers of GOP OKLAHOMA CITY. April 17.— fjR)—Approximately 2,500 democrats attended a belated Jackson Day dinner last night and heard Sen. Francis J. Myers (D-Pa) criticize republican opposition to the administration as “strictly negative.” Defending the national administration against charges of “communism” leveled by the opposition at social reforms, Myers declared the democratic program was constructive and forwardlooking. Republican opposition, he said, offers nothing but a return to the ways of the dead past which the GOP leaders hold so dear.” WEATHER Citizens of Frankfurt See the Circus okam <y — With bombed and shelled buildings replacing the familiar “Big Top,” citizens of Frankfurt try hand     mi ?f ry brought to them by the most devastating of all wars and “hop aboard the uZLu* c i rcu ? fu mes t0 to ^. n * 11118 Photo by Emil Reynolds, NEA correspondent, captures the light hearts of the young citizenry of the town.—(JJE A Telephoto) Oklahoma—Fair and warmer this afternoon and tonight; Thursday fair and warmer east and south portion. County Loses Some Bridges Several Washed Out By Flooded Streams After Monday's Heavy Downpour That several county bridges were taken out by the big rain Monday is known, but just how many could not be established. Earl V. Parker, county commissioner for district one, lost seven bridges and an undetermined number of culverts. Commissioners George Collins of the second district and Rae Thompson.of the third district were not located. However, the rain was heavy only in spots, and Mr. Parker’s district is thought to have suffered most da: -a«?e. Mr. Parker says he lost a bridge on Jack Fork creek, a mile west of highway 99, and it is being replaced today. He lost one a half mile east of the highway, a mile and a half south of the Ah-loso Y and five more scattered over the district. At Harden City there was only a shower and some other parts of the county report a li*ht fall. Britain Will Take Over Iron Industry Public Ownership Scheduled For Steel LONDON, April 17.—(A 3 )— Britain’s iron and steel industry is to be brought largely under public ownership, John Wilmot, minister of supply in the labor government, told the house of commons today. Wilmot said the government reached its decision after studying a report bv iron and steel industrialists who had outlined a five to se ven year program of reorganization at an estimated cost of $672,000,000. “After full consideration, the government has reached the conclusion that the position of the industry and its importance in the national economy necessitate a large measure of public ownership and that legislation for this purpose should be prepared,” he said. Wilmot was chairman of a government committee which heard the steel masters’ views. The labor government had put the iron and steel industry at the end of its nationalization program mainly because of its complexity. The issue was reported earlier to have divided the cabinet. -Ic- (•avid Shot To Death by Guard MCALESTER, Okla., April 17.— OP)—An Oklahoma county convict was shot to deatn by state prison tower guards in an attempt to flee the prison gates, Warden R. B. Conner reported. • The convict, whom Connor identified as Lonnie De Grate, 32, Oklahoma City negro, sentenced to a four-year term on conviction of a manslaughter charge, was shot when he ran after a deputy sheriff removed his handcuffs after bringing him here from Oklahoma City. De Grate was sentenced in the death of a negro at a beer tavern in Oklahoma City last February. NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT TO SERVE TULSANS—TULSA TULSA, Okla., April 17,    — Directors and officers of. the Chamber of Commerce will be guests of a famous New Orleans restaurant Tuesday—but they wiH eat it in Tulsa. The Louisiana firm will auick-freeze green turtle soup, shrimp remoulade and stuffed oysters and ship them here for reheating and serving at the civic group’s regular meeting.  - Read the Ada News Want Ads. MacArthur Replies To Russian Criticism Tails Allied Council Its Job Doasn't Include. Checkup On His Past Actions in Administering Jap Affairs TOKYO, April 17.—(AP)—General MacArthur replied to Russian criticism by bluntly telling the four-power Allied council today that consideration of his past actions in administering Japan was no part of its job. And his military government* ----------- officer asserted that Russia’s questioning of allied occupation policy, “whether in good faith or not . . . is a warning that success of the occupation is threatened.” MacArthur told the council in a written statement that its “responsibility, being exclusively advisory and consultative, does not involve a review of action heretofore taken in the administration of Japan.’* Jape Complying His military government officer, Brig. Gen. Courtney Whitney, said the Japanese government was complying with the purge directive “as fast as consistant with occupation policies.” MacArthur also replied to a Russian request that a new election be held if an '‘undesirable” diet were chosen in last Wednesday’s balloting. He indicated some successful candidates would be investigated further, and added: “It is essential that the supreme commander issue no statement and avoid any action which might seem to bring pressure for or against any particular party or group.” Declines Slow-down Move MacArthur also declined a request for drafts of imperial rescripts, government legislative acts and orders of the ministers and ministries at least IO days prior to issuance. “To require such delay of the Japanese government,” he said, “would but cause practical suspension of its administrative functions.” Russian charges that certain undesirable persons were not being removed from office and that democratization of Japan was thus endangered brought a brusque reply from Whitney before MacArthur^ statement was read. “So far as I know,” Whitney declared, “neither the member from the U.S.S.R.* nor others have any knowledge of the manner of Japanese compliance with the purge directive, as they haven’t sought this information” from allied headquarters. Have Enough Information MacArthur, replying to a council suggestion that it be given copies of all directives exchanged between headquarters and the Japanese government, said members already had enough material, which “if digested, should bring them fully abreast of the present situation.” Russia’s request for information on a possible purge of new diet members and a possible investigation of Japanese compliance with allied decrees in general was submitted before today’s business session. “Official matters” listed for council discussion include the land reform program, allied food policy in Japan and means of enforcing the dissolution of Japanese holding companies. The United States, Russia, the British commonwealth and China make up the council. AMSTERDAM! 1 April 17.—(A*) —Establishment of an Indonesian free state in Java and Sumatra is predicted by sources close to Indonesian representatives who have been negotiating here with the Dutch government. Interim control of outlying Dutch island possessions is now the main point of debate between Indonesian and Dutch government leaders, these informants said. They forecast a possible compromise 'whereby the Dutch would retain control for the time being in Borneo, the Celebes and other smaller islands. Greater returns for amount in Tulsa and 0. (. Firms Gel in On Dairy (alf Hove Sponsors for more than IOO dairy calves for county farm youths are expected to have signed contracts before noon Thursday. The number of sponsors are being increased daily and more persons and business firms are becoming interested in the program. R. C. Heard, former president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and now vice president for Tristate Fire Insurance company in Tulsa, has learned of the dairy program and wants his company to have an interest in the program. Expects Progress “I have every reason to expect progress in the dairy program in Pontotoc county and I wanted my company to have an interest in the program,” Mr. Heard wrote Harvey Lambert, chairman of the Agriculture committee of the Chamber of Commerce. He wanted to sponsor a Milking Shorthorn heifer. Oklahoma Transportation company, with offices in Oklahoma City, has informed Mr. Lambert that they wanted to participate in the dairy program. Robert Hill, vice president of the company, sent a check for $175 and signed a contract to sponsor a Guernsey calf. “High production dairy herds will mean more successful farmers and will materially increase the payroll throughout the entire country,” Hill said. Another Tulsa Company In The National Mutual Casualty company of Tulsa has sent a check for $175 to Harvey Lambert and expressed a desire to sponsor a Milking Shorthorn heifer for some farm youth in Pontotoc county. Mr. Lambert said that the dairy program in Pontotoc county this year will far outdistance any similar program ever carried out. He has found businessmen responsive toward the program, but says .that he is not surprised because it is a program that any businessman would be ready to support. A sponsor makes a purchase possible at no risk to the sponsor as the animal that is purchased is insured and a contract is signed by a farm youth to repay the sponsor for the animal. The cost of the animal is about $150 with insurance and costs of transportation and other expense making the animal cost $175. Stratford FFA Interested Seven Stratford FFA boys are certainly wanting registered dairy animals. They think enough of the program to advance from $25 to $50 so that they will be assured a dairy heifer. The FFA boys include Edward Smith, Charles Smith, Austin Morris, Glenn Jenkins, Nelson Wood, Truman Harris and Babe Ethridge. Additional sponsors include Alderson Agency, Ada Coca Cola Bottling Co., Ebey-McCauley Co., Jess L. Young. Gluckman’s Dept. Store, Kerr, Lamber and Conn, Hill and Shipe, S. and Q. Clothiers, Halverson’s Shoe Store, Homer Belew, Clower-Duncan Drug Co. No. I, T. C. Wilson and Earl Parker. .    ----- —— Greater returns for amount in vested—Ada News Classified Ads vested—Ada News Classified Ads U. N. Council Turns Now To Spanish Case Leaves Iranian Casa Undecided; Hoi Debate Expected on Anti-Franco Move By CHARLES A. GRUMICH By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER NEW YORK. April 17, <JP>—Dr. Oscar Lange, Polish delegate to the United Nations security council, charged today that the government of Franco Spain was “brought into being by the axis powers.” The Polish delegate, speaking in English before a Hacked chamber, declared that the Spanish government in Madrid is a “dangerous remnant of the axis.” Thus Poland began putting before the council agency its charges that the Franco government is a menace to world peace and is harboring nazi war plotters. NEW YORK, April 17. UP)— The United Nations security council turned today from the undecided Iranian case to the highly controversial question posed by Poland’s charge that Franco Spain harbors nazi war plotters and menaces world peace. New support for the anti-Franco movement, indicated a warm debate when the council meets at 3 p. rn. (EST). As the delegate of a nation which is a nextdoor neighbor of Spain, Ambassador Henri Bonnet of France said he expected to make a “lengthy” argument which observers believed might be based partly on unofficial charges by Spanish republican leaders exiled in Paris. The latter say that Generalissimo Francisco Franco has 450,-000 troops manned threateningly along the French frontier. Atom Research Brought In Since Poland lodged her charges last week that Spain was protecting and promoting German scientists engaged in “devising new means of # warfare,” unofficial sources ha*ve come forward with the assertion stoutly denied by Spain—that these scientists are engaged in atomic research. The first official notice of the reference to atomics was t; ken by the Spanish cabinet in its blanket denial of the Polish and other accusations. The cabinet charged that the Polish proposals against Spain were part of a world-wide communist campaign against the Franco regime. Council Sharply Split The Polish demand for some sort of collective council action to throttle and ultimately denose Franco finds the council sharply split along new lines. Polish Delegate Oscar Lange was ready to lead off against Franco with indications of strong support of Russia, France, Mexico and probably Australia, and with the stand-by backing of the Spanish republicans-in-exile represented by an observer. Dr. Fernando De Los Rios. The United States, Britain and Brazil, while willing to give the charges a hearing, have maintained that relations with Franco Spain should be determined by individual nations rather than concerted council action. Duce Negro Boys Didn't (ohm Home So Police Here and At Purcell Look for Them Members of the city police force are looking for three negro boys whose parents or other relatives in Ada reported that the boys have been missing since Sunday. The boys left home Sunday and were suposed to go to Stonewall to play * baseball, but didn’t return Sunday night or Monday. After a thorough search was made by police, relatives thought that perhaps the boys might have gone to Purcell to visit relatives. Purcell police are looking for the missing boys. The boys include Al Kemp, Jr., 17; A. C. Corretta, 16; and Willard Lee Clark, 14. (•inly Grand July Visits Jails Heie Makes Inspection of City, County Bastiles As far as can be determined from the outside, the grand jury is following the instructions given members by District Judge Tai Crawford, but they are going about their business a bit differently from usual grand juries. A grand jury usually starts work on city and county jails and continues its investigations from there. The jurors were impaneled Monday morning and it was Tuesday afternoon before they visited the county and city jail to make an inspection. They were seen going to the county jail in the courthouse and later were seen going to the city jail to make an investigation. House Writes Into OPA Bill Reasonable Profit Guarantee On Ceilings Heal Supply In ll. S. Sags Declining Supplies to Be Divided Among Civilians, Forces, Foreign Needy By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON, April 17. <A*>_ The nation’s meat supply is sagging to wartime ration levels anJ may stay there until early fall. This situation was disclosed by the agriculture department in a statement on how it will divide declining supplies during the April-June quarter among civilians. the armed forces, and needy areas abroad. The per capita civilian meat supply at least until July I is expected to be at an annual average rate of 132 pounds (carcass weight basis), as compart J with the 147-pound annual rate available during the first three months of the year. In 1943 when wartime meat rationing was inaugurated, the average for civilian supplies was 136 pounds annually. Lehman Wants Rationing This adverse forecast on the meat outlook coincided with an appeal from Herbert H. Lehman for a renewal of consumer rationing if this country is to meet its famine relief commitments abroad. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson, in a simultaneous address before the United Nations forum, said announcement of a wheat rationing program now “would probably be the most severe blow that could be dealt to the cause of relief feeding around the world.” He noted that it would take months to put rationing into operation, and meanwhile the affect might be the hoarding of wheat rather than the freezing of it. “Appetite” Is Large In its survey of the nation’s immediate meat situation, the agriculture department estimated that the American appetite for meat is so large and its purchasing power so great that consumers would buy at an annual rate of 165 pounds at present prices if that much were available. The wide margin between the prospective supply and the demand is expected to result in very poor distribution of meat—a condition which led to adoption of rationing early in the war to secure more equitable distribution. One Jap Has Big Carrying Capacify Found With Amusing Volume, Variety af Items On His Person SENDAI, Japan. April 17.—(ZP) —Like a sponge. Shoji Mishimoto has extraordinary carrying capacity. Picked up by military police, Nishimoto had, without benefit of bags, suitcase, or sacks, all of these on his person: One can salmon, one can mixed nuts and candy, one package candy. 12 packages cigarettes, one bath towel, one navy flashlight, one pair trousers, two shirts, one sweater, one officer’s mackinaw, one box of lifesavers, one can chopped ham and eggs, one pair shoes, four packages gum, one package cocoa, one package cereal, one can candy, 12 candy bars, four packages sugar, one mirror, one tube shaving cream, three packages razor blades, one can anchovies, one shaving brush and kit, four bars soap and one soap case. Nishimoto was charged with wrongful possession of American goods. Navy Surplus Has lots of Textiles But With Milliofis of Yards Of Materials, Thera Are Na White Shirts WASHINGTON. April 17.-UP> —The navy has surplus textiles by the million yards — but no white shirts. It announced today that among items turned over to the war assets administration for civilian sale are 1,100.000 yards of rayon lining for suits and overcoats, 4,-188.000 yards of woolens. 8,300.000 yards of cottons. 874.390 raincoats, 5.866,887 chambray work shirts, 5,383,989 utility trousers and 973.212 field shoes. But. said the navy, “no stocks of white shirts are maintained, and the small, infrequent shipments received bv the navy are carefully rationed, one or two shirts to an individual.” Amendment Provides Moximum Prices Must Reflect Current Production, Processing or Distributing Costs, Plus That Profit WASHINGTON, April 17.—(AP)—The house today wrote into price control extension legislation a “reasonable profit” guarantee for producers, processors, distributors and retailers. It adopted by a standing vote of 200 to 112, subject to a later roll-call count, an amendment to prohibit the OPA from establishing maximum prices on any commodity that do not reflect current production, processing or distributing costs, plus a “reasonable profit.” -——♦ Offered by Rep. Wolcott (R.- Mich.), the proposal was assailed by Rep. Monroney (D.-Okla.) as a “wrecking amendment.” Administration leaders fought it fiercely. Earlier the house tentatively voted. 171 to 144. to limit OPA’s new lease on life to nixie months instead of the twelve requested by President Truman. Wolcott offered that amendment also. Re publicans Stand Together Republicans supported both of Wolcott’s amendments almost to the man. They were joined by a HOUSE WOULD END OPA SUBSIDY PROGRAM SOON WASHINGTON, April 17, OP> —Whittling away at OPA, the house approved today rn proposal to wind up the agency's food subsidy program by the end of this year. The provision—one of several proposed amendments in legislation extending OPA’s life— was accepted by a 153 to 89 standing vote, subject to a later roll call. The amendment would compel OPA to reduce subsidy payments by 25 percent each 45 days, getting out of the C od subsidy business by January 1. We Eat Too Mudi-Truman Suggests Cutting Food To Low European Standards Two Days a Weak WASHINGTON, April 17.—(JP> —President Truman said today most Americans eat too much and it might be a good idea if their food consumption was reduced to low European standards for two days a week during the world crisis. Asked at his news conference about a proposal that Americans try living on the European ration one day a week, the president replied that he personally liked the suggestion. He added that he didn’t know why they couldn’t adopt the diet two days a week. Not only do most Americans eat too much, Mr. Truman said, but they also waste enough food to prevent people in war ravaged areas from starving. He added that they should do everything they can to save the hungry abroad until the food situation eases. At the same time, Mr. Truman said Herbert H. Lehman, former director-general of UNRRA, was very much mistaken in saying that the administration wasn’t doing all it could to avert worldwide famine. The president added, however, that Lehman's heart was very much in the question of feeding Europe and that he was glad that it was. President Renews Friendship Stand Bob Hannegan All Right With Him in Damo Job WASHINGTON, April 17.—(JP) —President Truman expressed his personal friendship today for Chairman Robert E. Hannegan of the democratic national committee who has been under fire of some southern democrats. At his news conference Mr. Truman was asked in view of criticisms of Hannegan voiced by some democratic congressmen, whether he was considering a new chairman to the national committee. No, the president replied. He added that selection of a chairman is a matter for the national committee. For himself, Mr. Truman said, he likes the postmaster general. (Senator Stewart (D-Tenn) has introduced legislation which would operate to force Hannegan either to resign as postmaster general or national chairman). The president said he had not talked with Hannegan about a caucus called by democrats who want to discuss “mistakes” by the national committee. Mr. Truman observed with a smile that he saw in the newspapers that some republicans had gotten invitations, which he thought was a good thing. Boy Operated For Ran Heart Ailment CLEVELAND. April 17.—(ZP)— Six-year-old John E. Lynch, Jr., was reported in “good” condition at Babies’ and Children’s hospital today after an operation for a rare heart ailment. The child, son of Captain and Mrs. John E. Lynch, was brought here from Fort Sill, Okla., last Friday. His heart has an open arterial duct, a condition which keeps part of the blood from circulating through the lungs for purification. Normally the duet closes at birth. The ailn.ent has made it impossible for Johnny to engage in strenuous exercises. If he did, he became nauseated and sick and had to rest until the attack passed. his father said. “We are very much encouraged by Johnny s condition today and hopeful that the treatment will make it possible for him to do everything a normal boy likes to do," Captain Lynch said. few southern Democrats as the coalition took temporary control of the price control legislation. A voice vote put into the legislation a nine-months limit on extension of the companion wage stabilization act. This compares to the extension voted earlier for price controls. Earlier the house refused to kill OPA on June 30, defeating 178 to 34 a motion by Rep. Rankin (D.-Miss.) to strike out the enacting clause of the OPA extension bill. Other Amendments Waiting Scores of other amendments proposing far-reaching revisions of OPA still are pending. On the teller vote on Rankin’s motion, reporters counted only 32 Republicans and two Democrats for it. The house then proceeded toward action on various proposals for amendments of the OPA law. Price Administrator Paul Porter said today breakdown of the present price control system can panic the nation’s consumers into a “stampede” of costly spending. The breakdown danger, he said, “is a real and frightening possibility.” There already is a rapidly spreading belief among businessmen, Porter asserted in testimony prepared for the senate hanking committee, that congress “will enter scuttle price control completely or take action which will compel OPA to raise prices drastically.” Should that belief spread to the consuming public, he added, “the stampede will be on.” SPAIN MAKESIT OFFICIAL WASHINGTON, April 17, The government was informed officially today of Spain’s invitation to five members of the United Nations to send a commission there to investigate Polish accusations against the Franco regime. A state department spokesman said that under Secretary of State Dean Acheson had received a cable from Philip Bonsai. American charge D’Affaires at Madrid, confirming the invitations whicn were previously announced. The invitations go to the United States. Egypt, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Brazil. By Bote Blank*, Jo. Th’ “shortage” o’ lots o 9 things is a laugh—in most stores a whisper t’ th’ proprietor by th’ right person will produce most anything. Who says we ain’t got inflation when a pound bag o* corn meal costs eleven cents.