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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 23, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Fair northwest, clearing east and south tonight, preceded by showers southeast early tonight * THE ADA EVENING NEWS Ann,, nm March Pal* circue.. •078 43rd Year—No. 7 ADA, OKLAHOMA. TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1946 Mentor: Amil* Bureau of Circulation FIVE CENTS THE COPY Preliminaries On Rock Wool Plant Started at Site Engineers Surveying for Buildings, for Railroad Spur; Some af Machinery, Building Materials on Way Preliminary work to the construction of The Rock Products Manufacturing company is underway with a crew of surveyors going busily about their task of making plans and plats for the rock wool plant that is to be constructed here. Engineers are surveying fort’—-—................. .. _ are surveying the location of buildings and a spur from the Frisco railroad. They are running contours at the building site one mile north of the Country Club where buildings will be constructed. As far as local authorities know, a contract for the construction of necessary buildings has not been let; however, it is the impression here that the Rock Products Manufacturing company may construct them. On Way To Ada Some of the machinery and part of the building materials are enroute to Ada now. All of the equipment installed will be of new material and will be the latest type of machinery used for the production of rock wool products. It is the most extensively used method in this section of the nation. In addition to its other titles, Ada will soon be known as the “rock wool capital of the south west” as everything manufactured by the Rock Products Manufacturing company will be distributed to 14 states in the middle west. How Rock Wool's Made To make the rock wool and other .products, the crude rock will be dumped into a rotary kilh where it will be burned at a temperature high enough to fuse the stone. It will then be dumped into a reverbatory tank where it will be further liquified and blown by steam pressure into a finished product. Samples were collected from several localities in which members of the company showed an interest. Those locations include an area near the cement gas field, southeast of Davis in the Arbuckle mountains, and other places including a locality near Troy where it was eventually de- (Continued on Page 3 Column I) Body of Mussolini Stolen From Unmarked Grave Near Milan Few Knew Just Where Hit Battered, Shot-Torn Body Hod Been Buried Pontotoc County Filing Is Slow In First Two Days Sixteen persons have filed for office in Pontotoc county; half of that number are in office at’the present time. The filing period started Monday morning and will end Friday at 5 p.m. George R. Collins, county commissioner of district No. 2 has drawn Bob Austell and Garrett W. Belier as opponents in the coming election. Clyde Kaiser, present sheriff, has Cecil Smith as an opponent. Smith filed Tuesday, according to records at the county clerk’s office. G R. Thompson, incumbent, S. K. Hall and Vt llliam B. Chambers have filed for the office of county commissioner, district No. 3. J. D. Willoughby and Franklin Bourland have both filed for the justice of the peace post No. I. Bourland was appointed following the resignation of John Lunsford. Persons who have filed but who have no opposition as yet include Della Bedford for court clerk. Charles Rushing for countv assessor, Percy Armstrong for justice of peace No. 2, Norman C. Mitchell for county superintendent, David Gray for countv commissioner of district No. I and Virgil Hunt for county treasurer. Seek Man Who Slew Missouri (Hiker JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., April 23—iJP'>—Grim troopers of the Missouri highway patrol, heavily-armed local officers and a volunteer posse of Camden county citizens combed the wooded hills of the Ozarks today for the fugitive who shot a patrolman at Lebanon yesterday and fled. Directing the manhunt was Patrol Superintendent Hugh H. Waggoner, who formerly was stationed at Lebanon. He identified the fugitive as a red-haired ex-convict Virgil Looney, 29, of Eldridge. Both know the rough Niangua river country south of Haha tonka where Looney abandoned a patrol car and disappeared. Waggoner said Looney had “a lot of relatives and a lot of friends” in the hills just north of Eldridge where the hunt was centering. But arrayed against him. Waggoner said, are residents who know the area as well and are eager ‘ to mete out the kind of justice Looney deserves.” jWEATH ER MILAN, April 23,    —Milan municipal authorities reported today that the body of Benito Mussolini was removed during the night from Maggiore cemetery here by “unk sons. ‘unknown” per- Oklahoma — Fair northwest, clearing east and south tonight, preceded by showers southeast early tonight; cooler tonight; fair Wednesday warmer in the afternoon. FORECAST FOR APRIL 23-26 Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska — Temperatures will average above normal with little trend except brief cooling Thursday; cooler Sunday; showers south Missouri Thursday, all sections Friday and Missouri Saturday; rain amount moderate except heavy southeast and extreme south Missouri and southwest and extreme east Oklahoma. An inquiry to ascertain the responsibility was underway. The discovery was made by workers who were in the cemetery to e~-hume other bodies. Mussolini was buried in a pauper’s grave in the cemetery soon after his execution by partisans near the Swiss border in April 1945. The bodies of Claretta Pet-acci, his mistress, and five henchmen who were executed at the same time were buried near his grave. Mussolini was captured on the shores of Lake Como attempting to escape into Switzerland. Atter a summary trial, he and the others were shot. Bodies Hung In Milan The bodies were brought to Milan and hung up for exhibition in the public square. Thousands flocked to see the corpse of the man who had led Italy into war, and one woman fired several shots into his body, crying that each bullet represented her vengeance for her sons lost in the war. The Maggiore cemetery is called “the German camp” by Milanese because Germans who died before the liberation of Italy are buried there. Grave Unmarked The grave was unmarked. Two Associated Press photographers and a correspondent went to the cemetery yesterday to get pictures of' Mussolini’s grave and found everything in order. A cemetery watchman pointed to what he supposed was Mussolini’s grave, saying that C.e body of Achille Starace, former secretary of the fascist party, was near by. But only three or four persons actually knew the true place where Mussolini was buried. Giovanni Cavazza, a lawyer and hi«h municipal official, two days ago told the complete story of the burial. Late in the afternoon of April 30, 1945, a military truck brought three coffins to the cemetery. They contained the bodies of Mussolini, Claretta Petacci, Mussolini’s mistress, and Starace. The coffins were unmarked, and only a commune official knew in which coffin was the body of Mussolini. Lovers Not Together After a military priest had given the benediction, they were buried near the German graves. Attending the ceremony were an official of the Red Cross and the military personnel on the truck. Claretta was not buried near her lover because, Cavazza said, he gave orders “not to place two adulterers, siners against God’s law. together.” The ground over Mussolini’s grave was completely bare, as was the ground over 22 other graves. Flowers were rarely seen there. Yesterday only a simple bouquet was on the ground near the place where IL Duce was probably buried. While a photographer was taking a picture of the place, a woman kicked the flower aw-v, saying, “this is the only bad thing I have done against him; he has done a lot of evil to me.” Think Fascists Got Body Watchmen were placed today in that section of the cemetery where Mussolini had been buried. COUNTY AREA PLANS TALKED (Continued on Page 3 Column 3) Rons into HMta| fa Filipino Volos Ara Being Counted Presidential Candidate Vanishes Before Kidnap Throat, Forecasts Victory MANILA, April 23. (A*)—A rumor that he might be kidnaped sent Presidential Candidate Manuel Roxas scurrying into L* !-ing today as nearly 3,000,000 Filipinos quietly elected leaders to guide them in the first years of their independence. The grounds of Roxas' residence were ominous with machineguns and a detachment of the Philippine army, but the city was unusually quiet. His secretary, Alfredo Jacinto, explained that Roxas was in hiding because he heard “thme men from the province of Bulacan” planned to kidnap him. Roxas, who is president of the territorial senate, earlier had conceded that President Sergio Os-mena would win four provinces, but claimed victory for himself by 300,000. Reports reaching Malacanan palace from throughout the islands said the situation was quiet as the polls closed early tonight. Heavy Vote In Manila Newspapers estimated that more than 70 percent of this city’s 100,000-plus registrants voted. Manila returns were expected to be complete by 3 a. rn. Wednesday (I p. rn. Tuesday, central standard time), but some sources estimated it would require several days to report results from distant islands of the sprawling Archipelago. Air courier service and radio communications probably can finish the task before Saturday, military police headquarters predicted. Communications were badly disrupted by the war. Roxas, who campaigned actively under a liberal banner, said he was confident he would win the presidency by 300,000 votes. Osmena Says Nothing Osmena, who made no formal, campaign, said nothing. Head of the conservative wing of the nacionalista party—from which Roxas bolted—Osmena earlier had expressed confidence that his record of 40 years* public service would re-elect him. The winner will be in office when the islands achieve complete independence from the United States July 4. *- Freeholder Board Completes Rough Draft of Work 'v Will Hove Constitutionality of Proposed City Charter Changes Examined Ada’s board of freeholders has now completed a rough draft of proposed city charter revision and next week will work through it with lawyers to check up on the constitutionality of its provisions. Present at the Monday night riveting were Elvan George, Ada high school teacher, and several students of his class in civics, and several citizens interested in the discussions and progress of the board. Wednesday night Ross Taylor, city manager of Bartlesville for 19 years, will meet with the board for a discussion of his experiences and findings in administering city governmental affairs. In early May, several members of the board, accompanied by a roup of citizens, will visit Ponca ity and see how certain city-building achievements have been brought about through the city government of that community. The board has settled on a council-manager form of administration, to be submitted soon to the citizens of Ada. It places authority and supervision in the hands of a council elected by the voters and representing every ward, with a manager to be employed for administering city affairs and responsible to the board. • Hickory Hill WNI Honor War Veteran General Singing Saturday From 8 Until Midnight A general singing will be held Saturday, April 27, beginning at 8 o’clock and continuing until midnight at Hickory Hill Baptist church near Pittstown, honoring men of the community who have returned from the armed forces. The pastor, Bro. R. E. Ander-i, will give a short talk to the son New Housing Unit Goes Up for Vets Veterans enrolled at East Central will soon have a new home. Workmen are nearing completion of the first housing unit at the ccliege. Pictured aoove is a portion of the first unit to be construct- An It sc? imf 4.-\ K %    .J    —    ^    ^    _ r  __  _    %    •    •.    •••    •    _    _ _ I Ti *    .    *    A    u    /    J    J-----°—      —    -    ^    I.BVBI    UA    Hit A Al o V Mink IU UC VHI la IA UL.T- cd. It is yet to be roofed ai d some repairs are necessary before it will be occupied. Additional materials for completing the building can be seal stacked in piles on either side of the unit. Ada Has Moderate Rainfall, Most Of State Is Soaked By The Associated Press Soaking rains, just the type to provide needed surface and subsoil moisture for growing crops, spread over all but the extreme northwest corner of Oklahoma today. The rains, heaviest in the eastern and southwestern sections of the state, ranged up to three inches at Okmulgee. Only the vast panhandle wheat area was missed during the night but Boise City, in the western half of the area, received a .23 inch rain the night before and other showers may have fallen in the section without being officially recorded. More showers were forecast for the southeast and extreme eastern parts of the state and rain continued to fall in the central area. A short-lived wave of cool weather is expected tonight, followed tomorrow by partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures. In the Southeast Ada had 1.17; Antlers .75; Ardmore 1.47; Durant .61; Idabell .10; McAlester 1.28 and Tuskahoma .97. young men, after which Rev. T. D. New, Ada, will deliver a short sermon. A midnight supper will follow the program. All singers are invited to attend and bring their friends. Read the Ada News Want Ads. Lawyer Refresher Insliiute Begins In Ada Tonighl Primarily for Lawyers Who've Been in War Service, Others Invited A refresher institute for lawyers who were in the military forces will begin tonight at 7:30 o’clock in the district courtroom. Several such institutes are planned for the state with the one here and the one at Oklahoma City tonight being the first to begin. John G. Hervey, executive secretary of the Oklahoma Bar Association and former dean of the Oklahoma U. law school, will be at the Ada meeting. The lectures will be held on Tuesday and Priday nights and will conclude May IO. They are being conducted in conjunction with the Legal Institutes committee and the committee on postwar aid to veteran lawyers. Lawyers from over Pontotoc county and adjoining counties are expected to attend. Although the course is primarily for ex-service men, other attorneys are invited to attend. Tonight’s program calls for Review of Statutory Changes Made at the 1941, 1943 and 1945 Legislative Sessions—Except for the Community Property Act_ T. Conn, Ada. Friday, April 26, Albert W. Trice of Ada will give a “Review of the Oklahoma Community Property Act.” Other programs follow for two weeks to come. BURGLARY BAD BUT FIRE MUCH MORE DESTRUCTIVE ' COMMERCE, Okla., April 23, A burglar looted the Rexall drug store of $300 and a pistol early today and then apparent**' set a fire that Police Chief Au-bert Sidwell estimated did “thousands of dollars” damage. Sidwell said it appeared the thief hid himself in the two-story brick building before it was closed for the day since the front door still was locked. Ihe Miami and Pitcher fire departments controlled the flames about 2 a. rn.  *- Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads Children In Need of Food Between 20 and 30 Million Of Them in Europe Are Touching Human Problem By W. E. CURTIS CAIRO, April 23,    —Maurice Pate, adviser to Herbert Hoover on child food problems, said today that between 20 and 30 million children in Europe urgently need food—“the most poignant human problem in Europe today.” He estimated that two to three hundred million dollars are needed for an adequate supplementary feeding program in Europe and recommended that it consist of at least one meal daily of 600 calories. Pate, a New York investment banker who headed the Polish child feeding program after the first world war, surveyed current child health and food conations in Poland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia and Greece. “The worst conditions were found in Poland, which Las the greates needs,” he said in a report submitted to Hoover, honorary chairman of the U. S. famine emergency committee. He said in a press conference that the situation in Germany is practically the same as in Poland, but added:    “the Germans are better organizers and are making the best of what they get.” “In the present food deficit countries on the continent of Europe,” Pate’s report said, “there are approximately 40,000,-000 children from infants to 18 years of age living in urban communities. “Our estimate that over 20,000,-000 of these children are seriously underfed and require surelementary feeding veers to the low side. “From data gathered in various countries which we have surveyed, I estimate that as a result of war, mass killings, vast enforced migrations and famine there are today no less than 11,000,000 orphans and half-orphans in Europe.” (hodaw-Ciiickfsaw Meeting Wednesday Called for Oklahoma City For Report of Conference In Washington Notice is going out of a called meeting of the Choctaw-Chicka-: iw Confederation for Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p. rn. at Oklahoma City, ninth floor of the Chamber of Commerce building. The state organization will at that time be given a report of a conference in Washington of tribal officials with J. A. Krug, secretary of the interior, regarding final settlement of dealings for sale of coal and asphalt holdings. Time lo Apply For School Transfers The time has come again for those who want transfers from one school district or another to file application with the county superintendent. Norman C. Mitchell, superintendent, reminds that such applications can be made until May 15. which allows three weeks. This applies especially to high school students living in transportation areas, Mitchell said Tuesday morning. -a- Read the Ada News Want Ads. U. S. f Blade Market Battle for Corn, Outcome Uncertain CHICAGO, April 23. TA*— 1 The United States government and the black market operator, grain trade analysts said today, are locked in a battle to obtain 50,-000,000 bushels of corn—and it is highly problematical which will win. That is the interpretation grain analysts place upon one phase of the government’s program to procure grain for famine areas abroad. The government has offered to buy corn at a bonus of 30 cents a bushel over ceiling prices until 50,000,000 bushels have been purchased. Will the government get the corn? Most grain experts believe that some corn will be offered to federal buyers, but others feel that the bonus does not lift prices high enough to meet quotations in any well-established black market. E. A. Boemer, analyst for Harris. Upham and company, brokers, ( said the bonus will bring corn ; prices “just about up to the level that has been prevailing in the black market.” But black market purchasers, Boerner added, “often carry with them certain other hard-to-get items, ganging from beer to automobiles, which are much sought after in some quarters and apparently regarded as more desirable than money.” A similar attitude also was taken by Ray Templeton of Thomson and McKinnon, who said, “the inducement on corn still looks considerably short of meeting black market prices.” Royal Bell of Lamson Brothers and company said, “I believe the bonus will result in some corn being offered to the government, but ifs impossible to tell how quickly. There is no time limit in which farmers must sell corn to get the bonus, as there is with wheat.” He said the bonus put prices “almost as high” as those on the black market Truman Talks WNk Molter on Sunday Gats in Radio-Telcphona Conversation from Yacht WITH THE EIGHTH FLEET OFF THE VIRGINIA CAPES, April 22.—(Delayed)—(JP)—President Truman had an Easter radio-telephone conversation from aboard his yacht the USS Williamsburg with his 93-year-old mother in Grandview, Mo., Sunday. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters today that last night, as the Williamsburg was enroute from Washington down the Potomac to Hampton Roads. Mr. Truman put in a call to his mother, Mrs. Martha E. Truman. After talking briefly with her, Mr. Truman then talked at greater length with his sister. Miss Mary Truman, at the Grandview home. Ross also revealed that the president’s wife inspected in advance all the menus to be served during the week of the president’s vacation cruise, to be resumed at Hampton Roads tomorrow. Ross said the president related that Mrs. Truman wanted to be certain that there was no departure from the food conservation program adopted for the White House itself during the world food crisis. The presidential party ate corn bread aboard the Williamsburg last night.    • Planes Were China-Flown U. S. Officer Says War# U. S. Made, Urges Better Chinese Identification CHUNGKING, April 23.—(A*)— American-made Chinese air force planes were operating over Szep-inghai at the time the Chinese communists claimed they had been strafed by United States fliers. General Marshall’s headquarters was informed today. A message from the American member of the Mukden Field team said that the Chinese P-51 Fighter plane pilot, Lt. Chen, was missing in the Szepinckai operation, and was wearing an American flying suit. The communist dispatch had claimed that one of the planes was shot down and the pilot found to be an American. United States military sources previously declared there were no American owned planes in the area at the time. Asks For Plain Markings The officer making the report recommended that the Chinese aircraft operating from Mukden which were obtained from the United States, be plainly and permanently marked with Chinese national airforce identification. The planes, he said, are still bearing the old United States air forces marking covered with cold water paint, which is easily removed. Both Sides Make Charges “The nationalists charged the communists have Russians fighting (on the communist side), and now the communists are making charges concerning the Americans,” the message said. “I suggest the Chinese be asked to mark planes permanently. No American plane should fly north of Mukden without clearance both from the communists and nationalists.” Grand Larceny In Two Cases Charged To R. L. Harper Two charges of grand larceny, second and subsequent offense, have been filed against R. L. Harper. One complaint was signed by Willie Gray and the other by Kenneth Rhynes. The complaint signed by Willie Gray states that Harper stole three suits of men’s clothing, two pairs of pants, one .45 Colt pistol, one .22 target, all of which were valued at about $125. Harper entered a plea of guilty to the crime of larceny of domestic foul on February 19, 1943, and was sentenced by district court to serve one year in the state penitentiary at McAlester. The complaint further stated that on February 20, 1943. Harper entered a plea of guilty to the crime of forgery in second degree and was sentenced to serve one year in the state penitentiary. On February 17, 1943, Harper entered a plea of guilty to the crime of larceny of domestic fowls and was sentenced to serve one year in the state penitentiary. Rhynes signed a complaint against Harper stating that Harper took one .38 German Luger pistol end two Navajo blankets valued at about $60. Both cases were filed in the justice court of Percy Armstrong. Sleegtog Morass Menacing Okinawa Coital Extraordinarily Dis. Agreeable; Vaccina Being Studied Now By FRANK CABEY Associated Press Science Reporter WASHINGTON, April 23.—(ZP) —A form of sleeping sickness is menacing American occupation troops on Okinawa, but a vaccine designed to combat it is under study. Commodore T. M. Rivers of the navy’s medical corps told the national academy of sciences yesterday that navy doctors got first-hand information on the disease-called Japanese B-Encephalitis—during an epidemic among natives last summer. He added: “The disease is extraordinarily disagreeable and can be highly fatal. It is a menace to our occupation troops because it occurs each summer on Okinawa.” Rivers later told reporters that while there is no specific treatment for the disease, a vaccine has been developed and is now being appraised as a possible protective weapon. He offered no details. The Okinawan form of sleeping sickness causes victims to suffer a brain inflammation. IJNERAL THURSDAY FOR CHIEF JUSTICE STONE WASHINGTON. April 23. Lf'— The funeral of Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone will be held at 2 p. rn. (EST) Thursday in the Washington cathedral. Involve Seven Dams On Tributaries Of Red River in Area Steve, Federal Cooperation To Be Sought in Development Program for Fatale Representatives from six conn* ties composing the Southeastern Oklahoma Development Association met in Ada Tuesday morning with Don McBride, head of the Oklahoma Resources ani Planning board, to discuss postwar plans for the area. The State Resources and Planning hoard is arranging for state and federal cooperation I., developing southeastern Oklahoma. McBride said that a report will be printed concerning the six county area and it is hoped that the report will be introduced into schools as a part of their curriculum. Water Reservoirs Discussed Development of water reservoirs on tributaries of Red River was discussed by the men who met with the head of the planning board. The men attending the meeting said that an effort would be made to employ a man to prom* .e development in the souther tem district of Oklahoma. The area is looking for new industries in addition to wanting dai y and vegetables growing promoted. Only a week ago. McBride, accompanied by Governor Robert S. Kerr. Lt. Gen. Wheeler of the army engineers at Washington; Col. Hutchings, head of the army engineers with his office in Dallas, and Col. Corpening, division engineer at Tulsa, made an airplane trip over part of the area. Several Dims Planned The Southeastern Oklahoma Development Association is composed of six counties including Coal, Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw. McCurtain and Pushmataha. Seven dams are planned with one of the largest at Tupelo on Clear Boggy. McBride said that he is sure that this project will be approved and expects the bill to be ae->roved by congress. Those attending the meeting include O. L. Slack and Wyly Keith of Atoka, Rupert L. Jones of Antlers, George T. O’Neal, Pill White and Clarence Burch of Hugo and McBride of Oklahoma City. Narcotics Ring In Tientsin Smashed Former Oklahoma City Felice Official Has Fort In Brooking Ring TIENTSIN, April 23. CPL-The smashing of an ambitious narcotics ring was reported today by Maj. Gen. Keller R. Hockey, commander of the U. S. marine third amphibious force. Mantle military police, three navy medical corpsmen and a marine pilot cooperated with Chinese authorities in breaking the ring, Rockey said. Five Europeans and four Chinese were arrested and more than $90,000 worth of opium was seized after seven weeks of investigation. Two ring leaders still are sought, however. The suspects, charged with transporting and dealing in illegal drugs, a death-sentence offense, will be tried next month in the Tientsin district court. The investigation began after the navy corpsmen were approached by an European rn Peiping and asked if they knew how to obtain narcotics. They were assured they could make “a deal of easy monr ” if they could arrange to fly narcotics to Shanghai and other cities. The corpsmen, whose names were withheld to safeguard a-gainst retaliation, reported to their commanding officer, who took them to Provost Marshal Maj. Robert Huston in Tientsin. TH' PESSIMIST BT Sofa Mr. an’ Mrs. Oather Harp traded the’r piano yisterday fer a few quarts o’ strawberries. Who recollects when perfume wuz jest plain perfume, instead o’ “My Weakness,” “Mid-night Mystery,” “Take Me” er some other foot name?    ^