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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 26, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Whil* women ditcutt at length thg comporotivg merits of venetian blinds and other kinds of artificial shades, your average man is satisfied with a dense tree on a creek bank or lake. Fair tonight. Saturday and Sunday; not so cool Panhandle tonight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net Marco Paid Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Bureau af Circulation 43rd Year—No. IO ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPE OPA Control Bill Goes Too Far—0 Neal Form Federation Leader Soys Reasonable Middle Ground Approach Possible WASHINGTON. April 26, <-F>— President Ed O’Neal of the American farm bureau federation said today that the whittled-down price control bill passed by the house “goes too far.” At the same time, he told t’ e senate banking committee, the OPA has not used good judgement in handling price controls. “There is certainly a more reasonable middle ground approacn that can be found, which will be in the interests of all the citizens of the nation.” O’Neal said. Makes Recommendations He made these recommendations to the committee, which is considering legislation to extend price controls a year beyond June 30: 1. “The new price control legis lation should contain provisions for decontrolling prices. 2. “Price ceilings should be maintained on items in short supply, and price ceilings must be adjusted in order to bring forth needed production. 3. “Consumer subsidies must be eliminated in the price control program. On this point,-O’Neal said the farmers are demanding that the “federal treasury get out of the grocery business.” He calculated that if subsidies are removed “personal income taxe§ could be reduced 17 per cent” as a result of savings to the government. 4. “We must take steps to correct the basic causes of inflation through federal tax, budgetary, and credit policies so that in the near future detailed controls will not be necessary.” Goss Writes About Ceilings From Albert Goss, master of the national grange, the committee received a statement saying: “There must be a general recognition that inflation can be controlled by production and that (price) ceilings can not be held below costs and still obtain production.” Goss also asked: 1. That ceilings be abandoned when supply equals or exceeds demand, assuming prospects are for continued ample supply. 2. That rationing orders De invoked in the event of short supplies. 3. That the subsidy payments which the government grants processors to holddown retail food prices be abandoned progressively bv the end of the year, with adjustment in price ceilings accordingly. 4. That no ceilings be fixed on farm products without the approval of the secretary of agriculture. Three CIO witnesses urged continuance and strengthening of price controls. New Council (lash Dee Over Japan TOKYO, April 26, UP>_-A British request for information on the allied food policy in Japan developed today a strong possibi-litv of another clash between the allied four-power council and General MacArthur. The British request stood out sharply in the light of the far eastern commission’s recommendation that the United States send only enough food to Japan to “safeguard the allied occupation forces.” MacArthur’s headquarters replied that Japan cannot raise enough food in 1946 to meet the minimum needs of its people on “a disease and unrest basis.” The agenda for the next council meeting, Tuesday, lists the request for information “on allied food policy in Japan in relation to the present world shortage of foodstuffs and the standards of food consumption prevailing in other defeated countries.” Read the Ada News Want Ads Iweather! OKLAHOMA — Fair tonight, Saturday and Sunday; not so cool Panhandle tonight; fowest 50 east and north portion to 55 southwest portion; rising temperatures east portion Saturday and Sunday; cooler Panhandle Sunday. o- FORECAST FOR APRIL 26-30 Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—rain Nebraska a-bout Sunday or Monday and most remainder of district Monday or Tuesday; cooler Nebraska Monday and remainder of district Tuesday; warmer Nebraska Tuesday and remainder of district Wednesday; temperatures will average IO degrees abov* normal western portion of Nebraska. Kansas and Oklahoma and 5 degrees above normal eastern Missouri; near record breaking high temperature Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and western Missouri about Sunday; precipitation light except moderate in Nebraska, warmer Saturday and Sunday, Closing Rush On Filings Enlrios Como Filing in On County Races, Commissioner Jobs Most Sought Ten men filed for county offices before noon Friday and other men were expected to get into the race before the filing period closes Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock, because some filing blanks were taken out that haven’t been returned. Ed Thomas filed for constable in the Fitzhugh township, E. V. Cochran filed for constable in Ada district No. I, Walter Ford filed for constable in Ada district No. 2 and John Lunsford filed for the position of justice of peace in district No. 2. Roy A. Eaton put his name in the pot Thursday afternoon and is seeking the post of county commissioner in district No. 2. Clinton Dame also entered the same commissioner race. Moss Wimbish filed for county judge and George Toler filed for county surveyor. Truman Harrison filed for the Position of county attorney and red Royer filed for the post of constable in the Allen township. Thursday afternoon filing saw at least one man in every race in the county with the three county commissioner posts attracting the most attention.'  *- Frisco Announces New Passenger Service on Trial The Frisco railroad announces some schedule changes affecting Ada and also urges effort here to see that the additional service is justified by the end of the trial period. That period will start Sunday, May 12, using ‘very good’ equipment on trains Nos. 117 and 118, currently known as ‘The Firefly” but which henceforth will be identified as “The Texas Flash.” The new schedule for the “Flash” will be: Leave Kansas City at IO a. rn.; leave Tulsa at 4 p. rn.; leave Ada at 6:30 p. rn., and arrive at Dallas at 10:35 p. rn. Going the other way-leave Dallas at 7:40 a. rn.; arrive at Ada at 11:42 a. rn.; arrive at Tulsa at 2:15 p. rn. and leave at 2:30 p. rn., and arrive at Kansas City at 8 p. rn. Such a schedule provides for comfortable service to Dallas to spend a night and be ready for transaction of business early the hext day. Also, with the new 'schedule one can leave Ada at 11:42 a. rn., reach Tulsa at 2:15 p. rn., leave Tulsa on the “Will Rogers” at 2:35 p. rn. and arrive in Chicago the following morning at 7:45 o’clock. Announcement of the new schedule was sent to S. C. Boswell, who with W. A. Delaney and others here have been seeking to get additional passenger service on the Frisco through Ada. *- Ada Men Gel lito Slate Campaigns Including Republican Filings for Legislature And Attorney General OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26.— (ZP)—Total filings for state office passed the 500 mark before noon today and it appear^! they would remain on a steady increase until the deadline at 5 p. rn., although observers called it one of the most apathetic filing periods in many years. Even the war time filing period of 1942 drew between 750 and 800 candidates, but there still was no indication that the number of aspirants would reach that figure today. Filings included: Fourth District Congress—Herbert Abraham, Bristow. State legislature, No. 2—A. T. Watson, Ada; Elmer Dean, Ada; H. P. Sugg, Ada; Tom Goodman, Ada, democrats, and Ed Granger, Ada, republican. State legislature, No, I—William H. Lewis, Ada (R). Attorney general—C. L. McArthur, Ada (R). District Judge, Dist. 35—W. R. Hickam, Coalgate. *- learns Son's Fate In Press Account WICHITA. Kas., April 26.—(ZP) —William Sears, Wichitan formerly from Tonkawa, Okla., learned through an Associated Press story Thursday of the death of his missing son, Merle, 14, in a fire at Wellington, Kas. The youth died, Wellington firemen said, while attempting vainly to find and save his 75-year-old benefactor, Mrs. Annie Webster, with whom he had been living. Mrs. Webster also died in the flames that destroyed her small, frame home. The father, unemployed because of a heart ailment, said Merle and another son, Francis, 16, left home shortly after the family moved to Wichita from Tonkawa eight months ago. The parents, a sister and two brothers survive. Workers Free Injured Persons from Wreckage The Burlington Exposition Flyer crashed into th e rear of another streamliner at a grade crossing m nlaDnrtfil 1a TTI lttAte Itic4 QI m«I no ««tno4    OL     M    J    *7    —    11 _ — — ▲  a* a   via ti    • in Naperville, Illinois, just 31 miles west of Chicago and 7 miles east of Aurora. 111. Here, a mangled victim hangs head down, arr<$v, in a coach window as rescue workers try to free him from th< wreckage.—(NEA Telephoto). Open Charter Meets Planned Freeholders Announce Schedule; Polishing Up * Draft of Proposed Revisions Ada’s board of freeholders, busy for some weeks on charter revision study, tonight enters a new phase of the undertaking. Copies of the proposed charter revisions will be available for distribution at these meetings and to other interested citizens. Each of the evening forum meetings will begin at 7:30 o’cloc’ . The schedule as arranged to date is: Glenwood, Monday, April 29. Hayes, Tuesday, April 30. Willard, Wednesday, May I. Irving, Thursday, May 2. Washington, Monday, May 7. Napier—time and place to be announced later. The freeholder board is anxious to have as many citizens as possible at the meetings. Having concluded that the council-manager form of city government is basically most efficient and democratic, the board has worked out a rough draft of amendments providing for a change-over from present provisions. Tonight starts the polishing into final form for the proposals that will be submitted to the voters here later, and along with this goes submission to legal authorities for checking on constitutionality of all the provisions. A schedule is being arranged for open meetings to be held at local school buildings in the next few days at which full explanation will be made of the proposals and questions invited from citizens. Breadless Day Per Week Ingested OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26, UP)—A resolution calling for the observance of one breadless day a week will be submitted at the 48th annual state meeting of the Oklahoma state federation of women’s clubs here this afternoon. The resolution, sponsored by Mrs. J. Hale Edwards, Lawton, past president of the group and chai.*mar/of the international relations department, will be acted upon tomorrow. It carries a pledge that every federation family will donate one can of food for each member of the family in cooperation with agencies endeavoring to feed starving peoples abroad. Mrs. Edwards said that an effort would be made to extend the program, calling for voluntary participation, to every family in the state. About 500 women from 348 state clubs are attending the federation meetings. JEEP PASSENGER CAPACITY IS STILL FOUR, HE SAYS OKLAHOMA CITY, April 26. ■—(JP)—A jeep’s passenger capacity is four person, despite the ability of some youngsters to spill oyer the back end, bumpers and windshield, Police Lt. James T. Godfrey reminded owners of the machines here today. Godfrey said the department would recommend that second offenders of a city ordinance fixing the passenger capacity be stripped of their driving privi-ing privileges by the Oklahoma highway patrol. The officer said three Oklahoma City high school drivers had been reprimanded recently for overloading their jeeps, which he said, carried from seven to 12 persons. -It- ANADARKO, April 26, <*FL-M. B. Blake, Oklahoma City, bid $1,-609 for a 160-acre tract of lanJ in Caddo county for the highest bonus in Wednesday’s oil and gas lease at the Kiowa Indian agency here. Twelve leases sold brought a total of $4,881. Round-Uppers Ridin' Again Club Has Weiner Roost Tonight, Rides at Sulphur May 3, Holdenville May 4 The Ada Round-up club is ridin’ again. Not that it ever quit, for it kept going during the war despite all kinds of problems. But dozens of former members are back from the services, with their colorful riding uniforms ready for parade use again, and new recruits are being added to the ranks of riders Tonight the Round-uppcrs will enjoy a wiener roast at Winter-smith Park. J. It. Kitchel, president, says ‘no program,’ just an informal get-gethei. Those who will be riding will leave the barns at 7 p.m. Others will go by car. Thursday night’s meeting rounded up plans for two away-from-home occasions next week. On Friday, May 3. a delegation of ridel's will be in the big parade and celebration of Roy Turner Day at Sulphur; Saturday a group will ride in the Arkansas Day celebration at Holdenville. Despite the week-end schedule, which makes it impossible for many members to be away from Ada, the Ada club expects to have at least 30 riders at Sulphur and 40 to 50 at Holdenville. The chuck wagon won’t have to go along on these trips for the affairs will be furnishing the eats. There will be more trips during the summer as the club takes the name of Ada over this part of the world. Dolly and Husband Find Trip'Cosily Thief Swipes Luggage With Loot Worth $23,000 BALTIMORE, April 26.—<£>)— A trip to Maryland to see the Maryland Hunt Cup steeplechase tomorrow cost Screen Actress Dorothy Lamour anti her socialite husband, William Ross Howard, 3rd, nearly $28,000. While the screen actress and her husband were attending a family reunion dinner at a downtown hotel after arriving from New York last night, a thief pried open a ventilator on one of the two Howard cars. One of their 16 pieces of luggage inside was taken. The screen actress and her husband gave police an itemized account of the valuables stolen. In the missing piece of luggage, they said, was a jewel case containing valuables worth more than $26,000. Also lost were a fur coat valued at $1,500 and clothing, including 36 pairs of stockings. The actress didn’t tell police whether the stockings were nylons or not. The missing articles were valued at $27,803.50 by Mr. and Mrs. Howard. The most valuable item on the police list was a diamond and ruby brooch worth $4,500. Two ladies’ watch, one valued at $3,-000 and the other at $2,500, were taken. While the abtress was at the police station describing the loss, police asked her for autographs. She complied. Then, when she grew sleepy, the policemen went out and got her a cup of black coffee. Shipping Troubles at Manila MANILA, April 26. — (ZP) — American and Filipino officials conferred today about the cargo handling bottleneck in Manila harbor which threatens to choke off the supply of rehabilitation goods for the Philippines. Strikes, wrecked piers, blasted warehouses and pilfering brought shipowners’ threats to divert vessels elsewhere unless conditions are improved. - OKEMAH, April 26,    — Schools in the East Central conference will hold a conference track jneet in Okemah’s Pecan bowl Friday. Rail Strike Seems Sure Unless Government Steps Into Situation and Moves To Head off Action CLEVELAND. April 26,    — Except for the possibility of further government action—f o r which there were wartime precedents—there appeared today little chance to head off a nationwide walkout of nearly 300,000 trainmen and engineers on May 18, halting rail traffic all over the country. Originally scheduled to begin March ll, the strike was rescheduled yesterday as the two brotherhoods turned down the report of a presidential fact-finding board. It could be forestalled if the nation's carries made concessions in conferences which are to open iii Chicago Monday. But labor observers here, pending word on the carriers* attitude toward the fact-finding report itself, doubted that this development was likely. Further government action could take two courses, either seizure and operation of th,? roads by federal authority, or a resumption of fact-finding efforts, through appointment of a new board or reconvening the old. A. F. Whitney, president of th-? trainmen, said yesterday “if the government calls us to Washington, we’ll go, but the strike order won’t be called off until a satisfactory settlement is reached.” Last night the three other oo-erating brotherhoods announced they would join a move by the 15 non-operating unions to reopen their own case, for wage increases higher than the 16 cents an hour boost awarded them by arbitration boards on April 3. Since last July 24 all of the rail unions have been seeking wage increases and changes in working rules. The trainmen and engineers, insisting on keeping the two issues together, declined arbitration, called their strike and saw their case go before a fact-finding board. Students Strike, Doors Are dosed Spring Hill Higli of Pharaoh Closed by Officials Whan Students Balky PHAROAH, Okla., April 26.— (A*)—Tho* doors of Spring Hill high school were dosed today after a three-day strike of students protesting the Pharoah school board’s failure to renew the contract of Superintendent Verlin K. Abel. The board decided yesterday to close the school after unsuccessfully urging students to cease blocking doorways. Hershel Crow, board member, said the action was taken to prevent “things from getting rough.” About 50 of the school’s 67 students participated in the strike which earlier had involved only peaceful picketing. Crow said no plans fiad been made for graduating and promoting students although the end of the term was only two weeks away. SEVEN BRITISH SOLDIERS KILLED AT TEL AVIV TEL AVIV, April 26—(ZP)— Parts of Southern Jel Aviv were placed under curfew restrictions today as police conducted a citywide search for members of an armed band which killed seven British soldiers last night in an attack on a military car park. An official announcement said roads in the area had been mined by the attackers prior to the raid, in which 12 persons—two British soldiers and IO Jews—were injured. Accounts of the attack said the raiders, including a number of girls, made simultaneous assaults from several directions hurling grenades and placing mines along the parked vehicles. At Least 44 Counted Dead In Passenger Wreck on Thursday Osmena Loses Late Voting Concedes Defeat, Charges Philippine Election Is 'Boing Stolon 9 By JOHN WARD MANILA, April 26.—UPV-Ser gio Osmena’s headquarters to night virtually conceded his defeat for th? Philippines presidency with a charge that “the election is being stolen and apparently nothing can be done about it ” A highly placed source at Ma-lacanan palace, who declined use of his name, said the chances of President Osmena defeating Senate Leader Manuel Roxas “are very slender.” “Roxas supporters terrorized the voters in at least three provinces, Tayabas, Ba tan gas. and Neuva Ecija,” he said. “It seems clear now that Roxas’ charges that there would be intimidation and vote falsification were only to cover up those very practices by his own supporters.” Repeated attempts to contact Roxas for comment have failed. His sister said he is unreachable. As far as can be determined he is not at his residence and has not been since election eve, when he went into hiding. His secretary said then that Roxas went into seclusion after hearing rumors of a kidnap plot against him. The Associated Press’ tabulation of votes at 6 p. rn., from 4,-748 of the commonwealth’s 14,-238 precincts, gave Roxas 478,543; Osmena 391,121. Roxas thus had increased his margin by 14.000 votes in the last 58 precincts reporting. Hodgson Presents Compromise Offer On Spanish Probe By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER NEW YORK, April 26.—(ZP)— The United Nations Security council today received a new proposal from Australia that a five-man sub-committee be named to inquire into the Spanish question and then deferred further consideration of the case until 3 p. rn. E.D.T. Monday. The council then adjourned at 11:23 a. rn. Immediately after Lt.-Col. W. R. Hodgson, of Australia, presented his new draft of a resolution calling for a five-man sub-committee, Rafael de la Colina, Mexican delegate, suggested that a vote be delayed until Monday to permit time to study the proposal and allow the delegates to get new instructions. Hodgson told the council h? had been successful in his attempts to find a compromise with the French delegate, Henri Bonnet, and the Polish delegate, Dr. Oscar Lange. The resolution stated specifically that it was the duty of the council and not the subcommittee t# decide what should be done about Franco Spain. Hodgson pointed out, however, that the proposal gave the subcommittee wide powers to decide where and how the inquiry is to be made. The new Hodgson proposal began by saying that the council noted the “moral condemnation” of Franco Spain made in the security council debate here, at the United Nations meeting in San Francisco and at the general assembly meeting in London. As the delegates met at 11:08 a. rn. (EST) to try to find a common ground to act on the Spanish question, the council chamber was more than half empty. The Brazilian delegate, Dr. Pet’, o Leao Velloso, who was in a taxicab accident last night, arrived with patches covering scratches on his face. The Hodgson move today was the result of overnight efforts to arrive at a formula that might enable the delegates for once to render a unanimous decision but Russia has come out against any inquiry or investigation. Jap (onnwnidj Make (omplainb TOKYO. April 26. Amid communist complaints that they were being railroaded out of participation in choice of a new premier, Japan’s four-party committee adjourned its second meeting today without tangible progress toward solving the nation’s lingering political crisis. At the height of the two-hour session, Kyuichi Tokuda, secretary-general of the communist party, shouted “the next cabinet is being sold on the black market.” Meanwhile Ichiro Kawano liberal party whip, and Tetsu Katayama, secretary-general of the social democrats, scheduled their sixth conference this afternoon. continuing their search tot a basis of cooperation between these two parties. Resigned Premier Shidehara’s progressive party remained silent and aloof. Soma of 125 Injured Still in Critical Condition; Engineer Says His Train Was Traveling Too Fast, Hit Stalled Train NAPERVILLE, III., April 26—(AP)—Weary rescue workers today counted at least 44 dead in a terrific rear-end collision of the Burlington railroad’s westbound fast Exposit tion Flyer and Advance Flyer yesterday. Of 125 persons injured when the Exposition Flyer, speed* ing at more than 60 miles an hour toward San Francisco, rammed the stopped Advance Flyer, 31 remained in hospitals, some in critical condition. AU but seven of the dead had been identified. f The engineer of the Exposition Flyer, who Burlington railroad officials said had adequate warning that the preceding train had stopped, was charged with manslaughter. Dupage county officials said, however, this was a technicality to make certain the engineer would appear at an inquest and that no evidence of laxity had been uncovered. Left Chicago at Same Time The crash of the two steel car, diesel-powered trains occurred just 31 minutes after they left Chicago’s Union Station simultaneously at 12:35 p. rn. CST. On separate tracks, but after a few miles moved onto a single center track, with the Advance Flyer, which ran on a faster schedule, in the lead. The Advance Flyer, | carrying 150 to 200 passengers in nine coaches, was bound for Omaha and Lincoln, Nebr. The Exposition Flyer,    made up of ll coaches and carrying 175 to 200 persons, was headed for San Francisco. Complete Confusion at First At first there was complete confusion. Huge, shining passenger coaches were strewn across torn tracks, some in tangled wreckage. .    .    .     4 .     ,    The cries of    the dying came second    day    of    the negotiations { mostly from the    rear coach of the Austria New Split Cause Russia Doasn't Wont Any Discussion of Austrian Situation by Ministers Now By LOUIS NEVIN PARIS. April 26. (ZP*—The Big Four foreign ministers met again this afternoon to seek agreements on European peace treaties ami l reports that Russia would bloc* any American effort to secure discussion of the Austrian situation. An American informant confirmed that the Russian yesterday opposed placing Austria on the agenda. The Russians, however, raised no objection to discussion of French demands for detachment of the Ruhr and Rhineland from Germany, this source said. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes conferred with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin more than an hour before the started. Reparations Up Early A source in conference circles said that the Russians told th* foreign ministers of the United States, Great Britain and France yesterday that they realized the seriousness of the Austrian situation and felt it needed careful study before being discussed and that they did not believe such a study could be completed in time for discussion at the present conference. It was understood that the general reparations question for European countries other than Germany would be taken up as the first point on the agenda. Both Bevin and Byrnes declined comment as they enferged from their conference in the American hotel to attend a luncheon given for the foreign ministers by French President Felix Gouin. Advance Flyer, where passengers were trapped. Others groped in bew.lderment for escape from the mass of steel wreckage. Eleven coaches were overturned or left the rails, six on the Advance Flyer and five on the Exposition Flyer. State Attorney Lee Daniels of Du Pace county said a warrant charging manslaughter had been issued for W. M. Blaine, 68. Galesburg, III., engineer of the Exposition Flyer. Daniels said that Blaine, for more than 43 years railroad man, told him that just before* the collision Fireman E. M. Crayton warned him he was going to strike the Advance Flyer. He said Crayton apparently jumped before the crash and was killed. Blaine, however, stayed at his throttle as his train sped toward Fly* .    ,    the stalled Advance Flyer. The Russia s decision to a1 low Exposition Flyer’s silver nose • ODIAO TO    A    IWR    ftiflAitfl    *    |    *    .    . I    ,     a plowed into the rear coach and for a fleeting moment appeared France to participate in discussions in Balkan treaties created a fresh atmosphere of optimism as the four foreign ministers buckled down to their task of writing a new peace for Europe. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, unexpectedly reversing a decision he had announced last year at the London foreign ministers’ conference, said yesterday he had no objection to French observers attending discussions of treaties with the Balkans and Finland. The United States also will sit in without a vote on the discussions on Finland, which originally were restricted to Britain and Russia.    . Delegates to the conference, most of whom had come to Paris with few optimistic hopes, said that Molotov’s action might indicate that Moscow would prove to be more conciliatory on other issues. This new optimism was tempered somewhat, however, by the fact that Molotov was reported to have objected strenuously yesterday to proposals by U. S. Secretary of States James F. Byrnes and French Foreign Georges Bidault concerning Aus tria, the Ruhr basin and the Rhineland. The United States reportedly asked the ministers to draft a treaty assuring independence for Austria, and France requested the internationalization of the Ruhr and the detachment of the Rhineland "from Germany. to stagger in the air. tear through the roof. then plunge with terrific force upon the floor and trucks of the car. Ripped Through Car Its force was not spent, and it continued on through three quarters of the length of the rear coach, ripping its top, spreading it wide, and inflicting death and injury to most of its occupants. Blaine suffered cuts on the head and was taken to an Aurora hospital. Daniels quoted the engineer as saying “we were going too fast,” and that his trair was traveling 85 miles an hour when he noticed the first of two warning signals. The engineer applied the brakes at once, Daniels said Blaine related, but “it was too late. How I came out alive, ITI never know.” Eisenhower Visits President Truman SCHOOL LAND BOARD TO OFFER 136 LAND TRACTS OKLAHOMA CITY. April 26. —(ZP)—One of the state school land commission’s biggest sales in several years will be held May Minister 113, when 136 tracts consisting of 12,167 acres in Beaver. Kay and Lincoln counties will be offered to the highest bidders. Secretary Walter Marlin said today. Of the 136 tracts, 132 are in Beavei county where oil development has stimulated demand for land. Marlin said there is a strong oil play around Perryton, Tex., at the south line of Beaver county and that production has been obtained in Meade county, Kans.. on the north line. » . Read the Ada News Want Ads. QUANTICO, Va., April 26, —G e n. Dwight D. Eisenhower went- aboard the presidential yacht, the Williamsburg, today for a conference with President Truman or* problems in the Pacific. The army chief of staff motored to this marine base from Washington and was taken out to the Williamsburg by tender. Eisenhower is leaving Saturday for a month-long inspection of army installations in the Pacific area. He planned to return to the capital later today. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said the Williamsburg will remain anchored hers today and tonight. The president will resume his cruise tomorrow.  *- Glow worms are the larvae and wingless females of the firefly tribe. The river Neva, site of Leningrad. is ice-bound for six months in the year. TH’ PESSIMIST Or Bob Blas ha, JR Th’ road t’ success is rough an* rocky—so most o’ us stick strickly t’ th* pavement. Lem Wheeler is slowly recoverin’ lr urn a garage bilL