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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Any citizen really interested in handicaps the 1912 charter puts on city officials will make it over to one of the neighborhood meetings and find what Is proposed to eliminate them WEATHER Cloudy with showers cast and south; cooler tonight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Net March Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Huicau ol Circulation. 43rd 1-1 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, FIVE CENTS THE City Charter Talks Move To Willard Hayes Meeting Tuesday Night Draws Discussion Of What's Wrong With 1912 Charter There was n large group of cit- izens on hand Tuesday night at Hayes school for the second of the neighborhood meetings being held for explanation of proposed city charter revisions. The meetings continue with to- night's being held at o'clock at Willard, Thursday at Irving, Saturday night nt Philemon Col- ored Baptist church, Monday nicht at Washington. Members of the board of free- holders will spend Friday in Ponca City investigating methoc by which that community, ns city, has been able to accomplis some needful objectives. What's Wrong Now? At the Hn.vos meeting, the prin cipal line of inquiry from mem bers of the audience was centerci in the question, "What's wron with the present Members of the .frteholdc board welcomed this type o question as they were able t present, in reply, much of thci bindings while they were inves tigating the 1912 charter to lean what, if anything, needed amend ing or replacement. These conclusions will be given time at each of the succeedin neighborhood meetings and al citizens who are interested in what the board found lacking o inefficient in the old charter ar urged to attend at least one o the meetings. No Two-Year Turnover Another query from the au dience Tuesday night was to th effect that the questioner coulc sec no "dvnntage in electing al members of the council, unde the proposed council-manage plan, every two years if it mwin hiring a new city manager uvcr> two years. The charter revisions, as ex plained, provide for keeping city manager as long as his serv ices nre fact avoiding the present complete shukeup nnd change of employet, in a department when a new city commissioner goes into office with consequent loss of expe- rienced workers and with employ participation in city campaigns because of dependence on re- election of their commissioners to continue in their jobs. State Farm Prices Above Year Ago Beef Cattle Price Up Sharply During Last 30 Days OKLAHOMA CITY, May a 30-day period end- ing April 15, prices paid Okla- homa farmers for beef cattle ad- vanced about 40 cents per hun- dredweight, Federal Statistician K. D. Blood reported today. Blood said prices paid as oi April 15 average 12.20 per hun- dredweight. Generally, all products sold by farmers showed some advance in price April 15, compared with the previous month, the statistician said. Wheat was up a cent per bushel, corn two cents, oats were down one cent. April 15 prices compared with those of March 15 showed the following price variances: Beef and SI 1.60 a year ago. and a ago. cents-30.1 cents and 30.8 cents a year ago. and a year ago. and a year ago. cents and 73 cents year ago. cents and 49 cents a year ago. and a year ago. Sweet and 2.20 a year ago. All hay (loose) per 14.30 and a year ago. Peanuts (bushel) and S7.90 a year ago. OKMULGEE, May Okmulgee restaurateur was mod- estly acknowledging compliments from an unusual run of custom- ens on his extraordinary mush- room soup. Looking into the ingredients of the highly popular appetizer served on a 65-cent entree, the restaurant proprietor discovered that someone was putting an en- tire can of mushrooms, costing sixty cents, in each serving. JWEATHERJ OKLAHOMA Cloudy with showers east and south; cooler tonight, much cooler west two- thirds; lowest middle 30's Pan- handle to 50 east third; clearing Thursday and northwest tonight; cooler east two thirds and rising temperatures Panhandle Thurs- day. Flour Is NOT Plentiful Here Bakers Stocked for Some Weeks, Some Grocers Al- ready Running Low Some local grocers nre already feeling the shortage of HOIK' while bakers and othci1..... chants report a supply for several weeks of flour on hand at the present time. Bui all agree that unless' some changes are made, re'ady- bnkod bread and flour for bak- ing bread at home will soon be scarce locally. Copeland Baking company re- ports that some flour is on hand for the time but is con- fident that the present supply will not last long unless addition- al flour can be added. In other words, the outlook is not rosy. Jack Johnson of Johnson's Bak- ery says that his supply won't last long and knows that his pur- chases of flour will be cut down nt least 25 percent and maybe more. Ho thinks that.something will be done before the present supply of flour is completely de- pleted. The Johnson Bakery has pos- sibly enough flour ID operate six weeks. Mrs. Katie L. Knott declined to make a statement as to her flour stock at Knoll's Bakery. How- ever, she knew that 'her pur- chases will be cut 25 percent. The M. and P. store manager reports that a good stoc': of four is on hand and thinks that: the supply should last several weeks. He says that there has not bee.i heavy buying of flour, but adds that his store can take care of demands for a while. Frank Dicus, owner of Dicus Market, says that he has enough flour to last several weeks. At the Brooks 'Food Market, Anderson For Final Try On Meat Controls (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) George Metzel Becomes Registrar Of Tulsa University Appointment of George V. Met- zcl, assistant professor of Eng- lish at the University of Tulsa, to the position of registrar was an- nounced late Monday by Dr. C. I. Pontius, president. He succeeds Dr. John E. Fel- lows, who hns served as registrar for the past 1G years. Doctor Fel- lows will leave T. U. to become dean of admissions and records at the University of Oklahoma. Although his new duties begin officially June 15, Professor Met- zol will serve in the office of the regisln.r beginning tomorrow. He will assist Doctor Fellows and !iis staff In enrollments, for the 1946 summer session, expected to be the "largest in the university's nistory. Campus students will be- ?in registering for summer study Wednesday, with enrolment open to all others May 16. The new T. U. registrar was 3orn in Illinois, and received his early schooling there before com- ng to Oklahoma in 1928. He at- :ended the University of Okla- homa for five earning the degrees of bachelor of arts and master of arts. He also studied in :he graduate school at Cornell university for one year, following lis study at O.U. Throughout his study, Professor Metzel majored n literature and minored in lan- guages. In 1934, Metzol became princi- pal of the Hollis, Okla., high where he alsfi taught Eng- ish. Then ho joined the staff of the East Central State college, in Ada, in 1037, where he .was as- sociate professor of English and vorked in the extension division and speakers bureau until coming :o the University of Tulsa last 'all. In addition to his duties as as- istant professor of English at T.U., he has served as assistant o the dean of .the college of arts and sciences, Dr. E. H. Criswell. Professor Metzel is a member of the Oklahoma Education asso- ciation, the National Educational association, the Oklahoma Coun- il.of English Teachers and Phi Delta Kappa, national education ralernity. Professor and Mrs. Metzel live it 2139 East 17th place, and have wo children, Anna Mary, 10, and "leorge, 6. If Conditions Don't Cleor Up in 90 Days, He's For Removing Price Controls WASHINGTON, May Secretary of Agriculture.'Ander son said today during a discus sion of meat shortage ahd Mac; market conditions that if the situation is not cleared up in 9r days, he would favor removal o price controls on meat. Anderson said, however, he 1 pinning'hopes on the success 3 new slaughter quotas for. packer' and on the campaign agains black market dealers in meat. ''This is .about the last effor to see if it (meat wil work." he told the senate banking committee in hearings on OPA extension. Wants Serious Effort Made He added he "would hate to see' controls on meat lifted "un til we have again made a serious effort." Senator Bankhead (D-Ala.. asked what Anderson would con- sider a reasonable period for a fair. test. "We would have to do soma- thing in 90 days or abandon the secretary replied. In the discussion of meat short- ages he termed "atypical exam- ple" a report by Senator Bark- ley. (D-Ky.) on a meat packer who customarily slaughtered 000 head a week and now could get but 500 a week. Anderson said packers fee. that the new quota allocations for slaughter would help, but per- haps not enough. They are bas- ed on giving slaughterers 100 per cent of their slaughter in 1944. Anderson had said earlier if meat ceilings were lifted now that pork might go to. 70 cents a pound. Not Over Year, Sayg OWM The advisory board of ,the of- fice of war mobilization and re- conversion unanimously urged to- day that'the life of OPA.be ex- tended for a period not to exceed one year. Reconversion Director John W. Snyder released a resolution a- dopted by the board as secretary of Agriculture Anderson told thu senate banking committca that increased farm real estate prices are "a strong argument for hold- ing onto price control." The resolution said termination of price control must be brought about without unnecessary delay and in-an orderly manner. it added that it is "con- vinced that to abandon price con- trol on June 30, leave the nation unprotected against a dangerous rise in prices in the interval befor.u normal economic forces are fexans Die When Plane Into River MARIETTA, Okla., May bodies of a man and a wo- man were recovered today from a ivilian airplane which crashed nto the Red River near here ome time during last night. _ The dead tenta- ivcly from papers in the plane s Clara Fctte and Bernard Hen- y Schumaker, both of Muenster, "'exas. Wreckage of the plane was dis- overed by workers in a nearby field when they reported for uly this morning. ARAB STRIKE LIKELY LONDON, May outer's dispatch from Jerusalem eported that the Arab higher ommittee decided today to call country-wide Arab general trike Friday in protest against ic British-American report on 'alestinc. The committee cabled neigh- oring Arab states asking them D declare "sympathy strikes" at he same time, the dispatch said. Showers Not Over Yel lor This Week By The 'Associated Presi Oklahoma's May day was due to be marred by occasional light drizzles in the north portion which will be general over the state by tonight. Weather bureau officials said, however, that the showers will begin to break away by tomorrow noon. High south winds are forecast n Central Oklahoma during the shifting intoithe north and diminishing as the storm moves in. Several stations reported light ram the past 24 hours as one storm left the-state and another began to move in. Guymon with a high of 81 and a low of 46 turned'in the state's extreme temperatures for the past 24 hours. This Will Have You Up a Tree It looks like a giant California redwood tree, but anyone who makes that guess is going 'way out on a limb. To see what the picture really shows, turn it on its left side. It's a springtime scene in Victoria. -Park, Kitchener, Ontario, taken by N. C. Schneider, 'local packinghouse executive and amateur photographer. Tojo Insists Japan Fought In War Seeking Self-Protection BOB ALDRICH IS BACK Chilcutl Funeral Services Will Be Held on Thursday Funeral' services for Mr. and Mrs, Ch'ilcul't, killecfin a freight- rain-auto collision north of No- late Monday, will be held Thursday, at -p.m.'from the first .Presbyter-ian church in Ada. 3urial in Rosedale cemetery will ollow. Active pallbearers will be D. VI. Cox, Byron Eppler, Jess L. Young, C. O. Goddard, Orville Claude McMillan, H. P. Sugg, L. A. Grant, R: W. William- on, H. J. Huddleston, Sam K. and E. S. Haraway. Honorary pallbearers will be 1. W. Simpson, Orville Ernmcns, 3art Smith, Lester King, Dr. Ed Granger, Frank Meaders, C. H. rtassey, E. C. Hunter, Don Evans, 5arl Summer, W. H. Rbllow, Les- ie Prince, Clint Farmer and John McKinley.' Rev. Harry W. Miller, for 25 'ears Scout executive. here and t present pastoring Presbyterian hurches at Coalgate and Brom- de, will officiate as the pastor of he church here, Rev. Mitchell S. pperson; is1 ill. The Chilcutts were on their ivay to their ranch near Nowata vhen the tragedy occurred at a ural crossing. They were residents of Ada for many years. Here Mr. Chilcutt's usiness activities had included everal years as president of a ank and more time in the cattle usiriess. He had been operating the anch near Nowata for several ears, spending part of his time lere and part of it here. Recent- y he and Mrs. Chilcutt sold their ome here and .moved to the anch. Martin Heed Chilcutt was 75 and his ,wife, Mrs.' Minnie Wilson. Chilcutt, 63.' They are survived' OKLAHOMA dlTV TVTav 1 i daughters'rand a. son, none ITdHclf of TuT live in Ada- sa, former superintendent of state hatcheries, notified the Oklahoma Game and Fish commission today he was available for his old job. Chairman Glade Kirkpatrick said two weeks ago Aldrich had been urged to return to his old job department and that his appointment is expected to be confirmed by the commission Thursday or Friday. MONRONEY'S MOTHER DIES OKLAHOMA CITY, May Mrs. 'A. E. Monroney, 71, mother of Rep. Mike Monroney (D-Okla) died today. Mrs. Monroney was born in Hannibal, Mo., and moved to Ok- lahoma City in 1893. Funeral' arrangements were in- complete pending arrival of Rep. Monroney from Washington. Army Wives Will Find Life In Berlin Easy With No Worries About Rent, Food Prices Low By HAL BOYLE BERLIN, May 1, wives who have arrived here to .join their husbands in the Ameri- can occupation forces will find life in Germany easier in many ways than it was .in their home- land. Their simple. renting problem >s There are no frantic dickerings with real estate agents, no bonus payments to tenants re- linquishing apartments. Uncle Sam will just toss some German family out of its home, and the American family. will move into a clean, well- furnished .domicile. The Ger- mans will have to start combing the ruins for living quarters. Hausfrau Worried For this reason the teutonic1 population views with consider- able ...misgiving the advent of American wives. "We will never be masters of our own homes again in our life- said one hausfrau, envis- ioning a 10 toi 20-year occupa- tion. There will be no standing in long lines at the butcher's for the American wife seeking a 'steak for ;ber lieutenant. She will call at the army commis- sary and buy any food available at prices that would seem ridicu- lously low in the United States. The range of food is verv vide and includes'a considerable sup- ply of that nourishing material called spelled b-e-e-f. (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) Has No Remorse as War Crimes Trial Looms, Ad- mits Wanted to Keep Fighting 4> By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO, May Tojo insisted today from his pris- on-cell that-Japan self protection" and indicated he would face the international war crimes tribunal with no re- morse. In an written inter- view through his principal Jap- anese the one-time dictator made his first statements on the war since the occupation. i Tojo acknowledged that he had spoken against Japan's surrender continued resistance denied that had taken any direct action to forcibly pre- vent the emperor's surrender re- script. Promises "While Opinion" The bald, stern little man de- clared he would "express my whole opinion" in court but dodged a question whether hi.1 in- tended to condemn American leaders while presenting his d_e- fense. He said that if, in 1941, Japan could have taken any other way than war "as an independent cour.try I would have taken it." He repeated Japan's favorite pro- paganda, faith "in an Asiatic co- prosperity sphere, indicating clearly that he would rest a con- siderable part cf his defense on the "righteousness" of Japan's war. Kiyose visited, the former pre- mier 30 today and re- ported him "in good health and' good The trial may be held in June. Not Invasion, As He Saw It Tojo, writing his answers to 10 questions in clear, bold charac- ters, "We did not want to invade any oriental, countries. I thought this wns a war to emancipate oriental countries from foreign influences and enjoy .a coprosperity sphere of freedom and equality. But during the war, in order to- complete it; we could not refrain from using natural resources (of the occupied areas) and imposing several restrictions on the" peo- ple's rights." He said these restrictions were to continue only during the war, after which the oriental countries were to live on "a principle of but the war ended dif- ferently and "it is regrettable that this idea has taken a differ- ent shape." Tojo said he wanted "from the boUom of my heart, for Japan to revive in a new stardard" but did not explain. Some Others Ducking: Blame His steadfastness .to the same idea with which he announced the opening of the war at least is different from that of many Jap- anese. Several co defendants now insist they had nothing to do with the hostilities. Tojo declared he was "'surpris- ed" .when lie was named premier in 1941, although the late Prince Konoye and others Tojo had engineered the cabinet downfall that placed him. in power. Tojo declined to answer this question: you feel nnw it was bettev that you lived through your suicide declined to say whether his.decisions would have been af- fected if the Japanese navy more strongly had opposed war in whether he thought all of the principal Japanese figures had Russia Stays With Peace, Says Stalin But May Day Celebrants Warned to Remain Alert And Strong to Guard Peace By REMBERT JAMES MOSCOW, May 1, color- ful demonstration by hundreds or" thousands of Moscow's workers and a long parade by soldiers' sailors and airmen, advised by Generalissimo Stalin not to for- get for a minute "the intrigues of international reaction which is hatching plans of a new marked the Soviet union's obser- vance of May Day today. Although the Soviet lender cave first place in his order of the day to "our valiant armed he told his people: "There :s no reason to doubt that in the future the Soviet un- ion will -be true to its the policy of peace and sccurilv, the policy of equality and friend ship of the peoples." Military Parade Brief Stalin exhorted the Russian armed forces to remain strong and increase their effectiveness by lessons learned from the war "on the basis of development of science and but it was noted that the traditional military parade before Lenin's tomb in the Red square was cut a half hour from the regular two-hour review. "Now our armed forces are faced with a task of no less im- to guard tho peace which was won and the constructive labor of the Soviet people, to be the reliable bul- wark of the interest of the Soviet union. "The successful accomplish- ment of this honorable task is possible only on condition of further growth of military cult- ure and military skill of the of- ficers and men 'of our army, our navy and our aviation." Stalin urged Russian workers to reach and even exceed the goals set in the nation's new five- year R.emember Lenin "Developing peaceful socialist construction." Stalin's order de- clared, "we should not forget for a minute the intrigues of inter- national reaction, which is hatch- ing plans of a new war. It is necessary to remember the teach- ing of the great Lenin to the ef- fect that after switching over to peaceful labor, it is necessary to be constantly vigilant, to protect as the apple of one's eye tin; armed forces and-defensive -pow- ers of our country. "The armed fdrces of the Soviet union must daily improve their military art on the basis of ex- perience of war, on the basis of the progress of military science and technique. Beyond any doubt, our army, our navy and our aviation will accomplish all those tasks facing them. May day, characterized by Sta- lin as "the international holiday of the working is most, widely observed in European countries ar.d is similaf to the September labor day observance in the United Slates. It was first proclaimed in 1889 by the second socialist international in Paris." Jap Labor Talks General Strike To Support Demands Wants Leftist Government, Threatens Walkout If Cabinet Entirely of Liberals; May Day Marchers In Jap Cities Call for More Food, Housing, Better TOKYO, May Organized labor used its occu- pation won freedom to voice a May Day threat of a general strike to support its demand for a leftist government. Meantime, Japanese police and American forces searched for the fanatic accused of having plotted to assassinate Gen- eral MacArthur at the height of today's an estimated Japanese in front of the imperial palace, It was Japan's first May Day celebration in 11 years and it passed quietly without a single reported act of violence. Arab League Will Fight Any Change CAIRO, May Rahman Azzam -Pasha, secretary general of the Arab league, said in an interview today that his group would "take all measures" against the British American committee report recommending that more Jews be ad- mitted to Palestine. "The report is very he said, "and the harm comes. 'the fact it would encourage elements of terrorism and contin- ual disturbances and will push the peace loving Arabs to des- peration. "It will have a very bad conse- quence for the.situation in Pales-! tine. I do not believe .any respon- sible government will be able to encourage such a policy as is re- ferred to in the report." Read the Ada News Want Ads. More Housing Units to E.C. East Central Notified FHA Has Approved 35 More For Veterans' Use East Central college has been assured 35 additional housing units, w.hich, added to the 20 that are being erected now brings the total number of housing units for college veterans to 55, and additional units are hoped for city officials. Construction of the 20 units that were aproved several months ago has been started and one of the two-story buildings is rear- in" completion. Mayor Guy Thrash made ap- plication for a number of housing units at the same time that the college asked for more units, but Wednesday afternoon he-had re- ceived no information as to'ap- proval or disapproval of that ap- plication. The Federal Public Housing Authority approved the applica- tion made by the college. Of- ficials at the college are not sure where the new units will be con- structed, but it is possible that contruction on the land that was recently approved for purchase. It is pointed out that a unit .s not a building, but a place for one family to live. Cancer Drive Al Hallway Mark Here Local Theaters Aiding With Collections Pontotoc county's cancer drivs this week has reached the half- way toward a goal of Drive leaders are still'in a re- ceptive mood, ready to accept further contributions for the work of the American Cancer Society in research and treat- ment in a growing battle against cancer. Collections at the McSwain- Kiva-Ritz theaters are boosting the total this week for Poatotoc county. Wheat-Flour to Be Subject at C ol C Bob Calvert of the Ada Millin? company will be the principal speaker at the.regular Thursday noon luncheon of the. Chamber of Commerce. He will talk on the wheat situation confronting not only the mill, but the general public. Calvert explains that the Ada mill has enough wheat to run un- til-Friday, at which time the mill may have to be closed because of a wheat shortage. The shortage "of wheat a'iil flour will be explained and its effect on the miller and the pub- lic will be pointed out. He says that other mills in thf> state are affected in the same manner and some of them have already closed. Socialist Kanju Koto, in a labor committee conference with Pre- mier Shidehara, said a nation- wide walkout might be called a single party cabinet was fo.-m- ed by the rightist liberals. The liberal party won 139 diet seats in the recent election but failed to gain a majority. Shidehara Won't Reply "The people may rise against Kato told the premier. "This might take the form of a-general strike. In that case, who is go- ing to take the Shidehara, who resigned his cabinet nine days ago in an elec- tion aftermath, agreed to listen to 'the committee's some voiced declin- ed to comment. The conference followed thu assembly which the American provost marshall estimated at- tracted Japanese. This crowd, gathered just a block from MacArthur's headquarters, wav- ed red banners, sang; and heard speeches demanding rights for workers. Then it dispersed in the rain to march through various sections of the capital whila Kato's group went to confer with Shidehara. No Plot Developments Armed American soldiers cir- culated through the crowd, look- ing for Hideo Tokayarha, accused by MacArthur's headquarters of having plotted to kill him with grenades and pistols at the height of today's celebration. An in- formant now in America custody told MacArthur's aides of the plot. MacArthur's nUlitary secretary and officers in his counter-intel- Proposed Agreement Has Some Senators Wondering How Long Americans to Stay in Europe (Continued on page 2, col. 2) WASHINGTON, May The proposed Big Four 25-year agreement to keep Germany im- potent for war aroused senate in- quiries today about how long American troops are expected to remain in Europe and what fu- ture is planned for the German people.. The proposal advanced by Sec- retary- of State Byrnes at the Paris conference met generally favorable reaction, although Sen- ator Wheeler (D-Mont) said he d o u b t'e d substantial American, fdrces can be kept in Germany for 25 years. he told a reporter, "if we can relieve Russia's fears of aggression on the part of Ger- many 10 the extent that the So- viets will their troops and permit independent govern- ments to be set up in the Baltic und Bajk.in states, it would a tremendous lot for world peace." Can't Keep People In Serfdom He said he was in "entire sym- pathy" with the idea that Ger- many should be prevented from ever again attaining a war-mak- ing potential but it called it "as- sinine to suggest that the people of Germany be kept in.an abject state of poverty and serfdom." Senator Brooks he, too, wants, to see Germany kept disarmed, but not forcibly reduc- ed to the agricultural state sug- gested' in the so-called Morgen- (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) Molofov, Byrnes Clash on Fulure Control ol By JOSEPH DYNAN PARIS. May 1. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov and U. S. Secretary of State Byrnes clashed in the ques- tion of the future allied control of Italy today as the foreign minis- ters' council turned thumbs down on Austria's plea for return of the southern Tyrol by Italy. A qualified conference source said the Soviet minister sharply opposed Byrnes' proposal for a single general commission to su- pervise the carrying out of the llalian treaty provisions on tha ground that it would be an in- fringement of Italian sovereignty. Byrnes was said to have re- ported it was no more of an in- fringement than the treaty itself. Molotov reversed the Soviet policy followed at last Septem- ber's council meeting at which the Russians voted with their col- leagues to set up only military control commissions. At this morning's session, over which he presided, Molotov came out in favor of no commission at all. The ministers were discussing the last of 11 points of disagree- ment over the Italian treaty. The ministers decided to hold their next meeting tomorrow morning and to cancel a sched- uled session this afternoon. Their deputies will meet this afternoon to set the agenda. A conference source said both sessions tomorrow probably would be devoted to attempts to clear up minor points of differ- ence on the Italian treaty. TH' PESSIMIST Bob Blankf, Jr. (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) Ever' day is "may" day some folks judgin' frum th' way. they git things done. If politicians wuz swim- mers, mighty uv 'em would ever reach th'
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