Ada Evening News, May 3, 1946

Ada Evening News

May 03, 1946

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 3, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma S..m, now, from inferm.twH. coming in .bout lownmow.r.. It will po, ..ll to tot, car. of rf,.    t0M    fc.,..    fa,    u    wiH    _______ ■        ,-—--      1    '    ”    wm    tOTT    more    *o    Duy    a    mw    on*—and mw mowers aren t numerous yet Fair tonight, Saturday and Sunday except light showers northeast corner tonight and Saturday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Avnrngn Net April Paia Ct re u latins SI 31 Member. Audit Bureau af Circulation J Ti yr •    T            -___FIVE IKMTS THE COPX tom bat Marines Launch Mortar Assault on Embattled Alcatraz Prisoners ********* * * * * * * * * * * * ************* RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE CUT Convicts Held In Cell Block Prisoners Armet! from Prison Arsenal Cornered After Night of Fighting TWO GUARDS DEAD Marines May Blow Roof Open With Powerful Charges, to Get At Desperate Men SAN FRANCISCO, May 3.-GP>—Marines attacked a cell tier in Alcatraz island prison with 60 mm. mortars today in an attempt to drive into the open a group of convicts who had killed two guards and then barricaded themselves in a cell block. Four or five of the mortars were emplaced in shrubbery down the rocky cliff near the ligand s water line, and marines started lobbing the shells through windows into the varitable pillbox the convicts had shaped for themselves. The marines landed 83 men on the island, sending in 23 more today to assist beleaguered guards, and a shipment of grenades and “shape charges’* as well. The charges, a war device, can demolish concrete structures Chopping Through Roof Efforts were begun early in the day by marines to chop a hole through the roof of the cell block where the convicts, armed from the “Rock’s’' arsenal and led by six ringleaders, were cornered after a night of bitter fighting in the grim island prison in San Francisco bay. *n absence of official word, there was a suggestion the charges would be placed on the roof under which desperate convicts- were pinned down in narrow quarters by a hall of gunfire from the guards. Powerful Explosives On Way A shipment of extremely pow-erful explosive charges and quantities of war equipment was dispatched from Benicia arsenal under fast police escort for the Rock. The shipment included: Fifteen 15-pound shape charges^ 288 grenade adapters for rifles, <20 carbine grenade cartridges IOO projectiles for bazookas, 1.000 fragmentation grenades, and 300 white phosphorus smoke grenades. The Benicia arsenal also was alerted to be ready to make any additional shipments during the day. Second Guard Dies Guard William A. Miller died in a hospital as a new attack was launched to dislodge six of the nation's toughest convicts from their stronghold in a prison cell block. Guard Harold P. Stites was killed by machinegun bullets at the outset of the rioting yesterday afternoon when convicts seized an arsenal . About 11:15 a.ny. (est) today shafts of white smoke streamed into the sky, followed by the sound of explosions, as the new attack was begun. At 11:30 a.m. a guard at the prison reported by telephone to the Associated Press that he didnt have time to talk but r?„i,re su(,e somg after them right now.” ,    ,r»™ nearby Oakland headed toward the island stronghold in San Francisco Bay with a load of grenades and shells for a bazooka-type gun as the prison guards kept the corner full of desperadoes under range of their weapons. Began Thursday Afternoon I he break began with the overpowering of a guard and the capture of guns and ammunition irony the prison arsenal yesterday about 3 p.m. (PST). The spectacular fight ranged until shortly before dawn, when a prison officer said: Cames Left Grim Trail Young Oklahoman, at 18, Had Tough Record; Shockley in for Paoli Kidnaping OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, —Clarence Carnes—one of two Oklahomans named as ringleaders in a desperate attempt to break out of grim Alcatraz prison -—left a long trail of crime when he was sent to “the Rock” last year although he was then only 18. The McAlester youth’s first break from jail came in August, 1943, when he was just 16. He was being held in the Atoka county jail as a murder suspect when he slugged the jailer and janitor and fled. He was captured later the same day near Stringtown prison and was sentenced to life in Granite reformatory for murder. On Feb. 3. 1945, he escaped from Granite while he was working in a rock quarry outside the walls. He kidnapped a granite farmer, Jack Nance, 40, and forced him to drive to • Shamrock, Texas, where the farmer was released. For that crime, he was charged under the Lindberg kidnapping law and was awaiting trial when he assaulted a jailer and attempt- (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) Owl (reek School Building Repair Bonds Approved A $2,300 building bond issue by Owl Creek, school district No. 46, was approved by the attorney general Thursday for extensive repairs of the school building. A new roof will be put on the building replacing the roof that could be described as “leaky as a screen door.” Extensixe repairs are scheduled, but it is a question as to how much of the needed repairs can be done with the money that was approved. In addition to fixing the roof, a new, approved drinking system W'ill be installed. The new system will be approved by both county and state health authorities. It is hoped by school officials that all of the needed repairs can be done. At at election held April 12, the Owl Creek community approved the issue. There was not a single vote cast against the issue. Paul V. Selders, for a number of years head of the shop department at Central High school in Oklahoma City, will soon complete his first year in rural school work. He is a brother in law to Mickey McBride, athletic director at East Central. R. A. Slager is director of the school board at Owl Creek, D. N. Flowers is clerk and Ira Rose is the member. Many Here Today In County 4-H Rally More Than 200 Boys And Girls Taking Fart in Annual Spring Contests Meal Controls To Bo Kepi Truman Takas Opposite View from Rayburn, Who1* For Removing Those On Cattle WASHINGTON, May 3.—(A*)— President Truman made it clear today that “price controls on livestock and meat will be firmly maintained” as long as there are inflationary pressures on meat prices. A White House statement asserted: ‘The president wishes it clearly understood that as long as there are dangerous upward fissures on meat prices and as ong as the government has the authority to deal with them, price controls on livestock and meat will be firmly maintained. “Both Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and Economic Stabilization Director Bowles concur in this view.” The White House said the Lin Yutang's Daughter Weds an American Arab Leaders Warn of Bloody Strife lf Recommendations Of Palestine Inquiry Accepted LONDON, May 3.—(AP)—The explosive problem of Palestine mounted swiftly toward a crisis today amid warnings from Arab leaders that the Holy Land might erupt in bloody strife if recommendations of the British-American inquiry committee are adopted.   « ?2-yfaro,d daughter of the Chinese philosopher statement was issued to clear up and author Dr. Lin Yutang, is shown in Chari confusion aho,,* ah-    I    chusetts, with her husband Richard - advertising man.—(NEA Telephoto). attitude01* ibOUt tlle presid*n‘’» I    Richard"Blow,’son of'a Ne^Yofk Earlier, Speaker Rayburn (D.-Texas) told the house price controls on beef should be removed and that he had made his position known “to people in high places.” WASHINGTON, May 3.-(A*)-Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) told the house today price controls on cattle should be removed and that he had made his position known “to people in high places.” Rayburn interposed his remarks during an address by Rep Wadsworth (R-NY) who declared OPA regulations have “demoral-“St* the cattle .industry. The house rejected during recent consideration of price control legislation, an amendment by Wadsworth to strip OPA of all • controls over meat. Rayburn said he was “not en- “They’re holed up and nobody’s (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) WEATHER Oklahoma—Fair tonight, Saturday and Sunday except, light ^bowers northeast corner tonight and Saturday morning; lowest temperatures tonight lower 40’s west and 45-50 east; warmer west and north central Saturday warmer Sunday. FORECAST FOR MAY 3-7 Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—Cooler Friday and Saturday, warming Sunday and rn Missouri Monday; temperatures will average 3-5 degrees below normal in Missouri, eastern Kansas. eastern Nebraska and near normal remainder of district; showers in eastern Missouri Saturday. otherwise little or no precipitation. More than 200 Pontotoc coun-tv 4-H club boys and girls were in Ada Friday attending a county wide rally where winners will be selected; winners of the county affair will receive a free trip to Stillwater to the State 4-H Club Round Up. Timely topic and team demonstration events were in progress during the morning and winners were to be announced at 3 p. rn. Miss Clara Backhaus, home demonstration agent in Coal county, and Mrs. Mary P. Carroll, demonstration agent at Tishomingo, were judging events. In the afternoon session of the rally, boys and girls were competing for honors in appropriate dress and health. Soon after the rally started, there were more than 175 girls listening or taking part in various scheduled events. More than 75 boys took part in the morning program. • *- POLE CAT CREEK PROJECT, , OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3.— (ZP)—The chief of army engineers has reported favorably on construction of a reservoir on Pole Cat creek near Hepburn, Creek county, Chairman Don McBridge of the state planning and resources board disclosed today. The engineer’s report for study and approval by the board, received by McBride today, includes straightening of the channel near Sapulpa. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads Prankish Co-Defendant Twice Slaps Tojo's Bald Head While War Crimes Indictments Read Okawa First Tanked Back Into Chair, Later Fulled From Courtroom by MF'*; Tojo Startled, Smiles Sadly; Most Of Defendants Somber Lot as They Liston ta Charges By DUANE HENNESSY TOKYO, May 3.—(AP)—Two lusty slaps on the top of Hideki Tojo’s glistening bald head by a capricious co-de-  fondant startled the courtroom this afternoon as 28 Japanese STK did^aS^rSSt^S?reard themselves abused of having plunged the Pacific into ported Wadsworth’s proposal to a war of greed, exempt cattle from control. He added that there now is about $2,000,000 head on the ranges but the nation is not getting meat production. ., Wadsworth told his colleagues that both President Truman and Agriculture Secretary Anderson now acknowledge that distressful conditions exist in the meat industry, including a nationwide blad market, and that it may be necessary “to take OPA out” of meat control. Order Release Of American Newsman Volant Hod Boon Pickad Up Twice in Th roo Days By Occupation Troops Two Neighborhood Charier Discussion Meetings Remain Fourth of the neighborhood meetings at which the board of freeholders is explaining to citizens the background and reasons for changes the board recommends for the city charter was held Thursday night at Irving school. Saturday night a similar meeting will be held at Philemon Colored Baptist church and on Monday night the final such meeting will be held at Washington school. All citizens are invited to at- KATIPHFITOPM r-    W I r "d ‘.he meeti"K»- h«"- the out- MUIBEUKIN, Germany, May line or proposals for changing to ♦ p i f army headquarters council-manager form of city at Frankfurt today ordered E. G. government from the three-com- vaiens, United Press correspon- missioner form set up in the 1912 dent, released from military cus- charter, ask any questions. T/ViV aftnt* Ha La J    ±___•    I    I    A    A.    a1    * tody after he had been forcibly picked up by troops for the second time in three days. Valens was taken in custody here, where he had come to attend the trial of 20 Jewish displaced persons who face charges of rioting at Landsberg last Sunday, when he refused to leave the town. Last Wednesday he was escorted from the Landsberg displaced persons camp after it had been closed to outsiders. At the Irving meeting attern dance was small but interest was high and the response generally favorable. Emphasis was put on the selection of the council by which every ward would be represented, with one councilman elected from the city at large, thereby assuring democratic control of city affairs, said freeholder board members. Reasons for not having over-laping council terms were also nfVK»,1fjy.1LCarried tKliiy out    the    basic    one    boing    to tern bv lTtE? vin y £ea,?,q!*ur" ?VOld °PPortl“'‘‘y for a clique to leis ny LL Col. Elmer A. Walker form and to seek continuing dom ination of city affairs. One Suffocated In Oklahoma Cif) Fire OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, <.P> A blaze in the cafe kitchen of of the 47th regiment and by a sergeant and taken to a waiting automobile. Walker said he had orders to take the correspondent ? £°1* Edward Metzger, chief of staff of the 9th division, if Valens would not leave Kaufbeuren voluntarily under escort. After a 35-mile drive to Augsburg, Metzer told Valens “You ar®.fr®® to go where you want to,    ----------- until the board of officers meets.” an Oklahoma City hotel early to-A board of officers is sched- day resulted in the death from tiled to be appointed to consider suffocation of one occupant. Two Valens possible disacredit as a °ther guests were taken to a correspondent.    hospital for treatment but were Metzer, in freeing Valens, said reported recovering. he was acting on instructions tel- LOead was 77-year-old H. A. ephoned to the Third army by (Doc) Nebel, former night clerk Ma;. Gen. Willard A White, chief a* the hotel. of staff of the U. S. army in Eu- I    a°d Mrs. Letcher McKee, rope.    J    removed from the second story HF ABT    by ladder, were reported improv- HEART ATTACK FATAL J ing after emergency treatment. KANSAS CITY, May 3, <*>_ John Harold Leslie Olson, 45, Ok-lahoma City, died today at the Municipal Airport after a heart attack suffered in a Braniff Airways plane on the field. He was enroute to Chicago. Olson was manager of Profane Tank Manufacturing and Distribution for the the Black-Siballs-Biyson company in Oklahoma City. The cafe was destroyed by the blaze and the hotel damaged by smoke which escaped through a vent in the hotel lobby and filtered up the stairway. Approximately 50 guests were registered at the hotel. u    Congress    once    was held by British soldiers in the House of Representatives cham-D    ^ap*to* a* Washington, *6 The playful smacks were only part of the antics of Shumei Ok-awa, who long advocated an aggressive war to drive the white races from Asia. Shouting gibberish that even the Japanese said they could not understand, Okawa had to be pulled forcibly from the courtroom by American military police at an afternoon recess. First Played With Gestures As clerks droned through the lengthy indictments in both English and Japanese at the nine-justice international tribunal’s first session, Okawa—once an official of the South Manchurian Railway --prayed with gestures and unbuttoned his blouse to bare his thin chest. Then, with a cunning grin, he leaned forward and slapped the unsuspecting Tojo on his shaven head. The smack echoed in the auditorium, crowded with sober-faced officials and spectators. The shocked former premier looked up quickly from the copy of the indictment he had been studying, then turned and looked at the man in the row behind him with a sad, understanding smile. Does It Again Lf. Col. S. Kenworthv. in charge of guarding the defendants, grabbl'd Okawa and settled him firmly in his seat, just as he had done earlier, when he buttoned the prisoner’s shirt. As the court recessed and photographers streamed onto the floor Okawa again resoundingly slapped the glistening head as Tojo busied himself with his papers. Tojo just grinned. Shouting gibberish, Okawa was pulled from the room ahead of the other 27 defendants. He kicked off his shoes and went barefoot. When he returned after the recess, he was wearing a dark overcoat over his military cut grey uniform and was docile. Opinion was divided as to the reasons for his actions. Some thought he might be trying to impress the court that he was not mentally able to defend himself. However, his slapping of Tojo— who chanced to be seated in front of him — appeared playful rather than in wrath. Defendants To Enter Pleas As the day’s session ended at 4:40    p.m.,    clerks had waded through 47 of the 55 counts in the bulky indictment. All of the indictments must be read because the defendants declined to waive the right to hear it in court. The reading will be completed after court resumes at 9:30 a.m tomorrow (6:30 p.m. CST Friday night.) Then the defendants will enter pleas, all of which are expected to be “innocent.” Except Okawa—who is accused of being a conspirator in the Mukden incident as well as a plotter of the Pacific war—the defend- Chicago Is Confused Curtailment of Electricity Puts Dimout; Mayor Proclaims State of Emergency CHICAGO, May 3.—(ZP)—Chicago was in a state of emergency and very much confused today as the full impact of an order curtailing use of electricity struck all phases of business and industry. Wartime darkness returned to the nation’s second largest city last night and to hundreds of communities in two thirds of Illinois as lights blinked out under the emergency dimouts by the Illinois commerce commission. Twenty-two northern Indiana counties, including the big steel-producing Calumet area, were under a similar order by the Indiana public service commission. Business, commercial and industrial leaders struggled to arrange working schedules to conform to the directives imposed in an effort to save rapidly diminishing coal supplies. Thousands of appeals were made to the Illinois commission to relax the drastic electricity rationing as the order became effective yesterday, but the commission said no exceptions will be made in the directive. The commission reiterated a warning that violation of the order directing industry to use electricity 24 hours a week and commercial users, including stores and theaters, from 2 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, would result in power being turned off. In support of the power curtailment. Mayor Edward J. Kelly proclaimed a state of emergency and called on all citizens to comply with the dimout edict. Ile asserted he would seize coal stocks. if necessary, to protect public health. In Jerusalem, Arabs began a one-day protest strike against the committee’s report. There, and in the other major cities of Palestine. Arabs observed their Moslem sabbath quietly, with all Arab shops closed. Small groups gathered, but there was no evidence of any mass assembly by mid-morning. Arab Leaders Determined The powerful Arab higher committee in Jerusalem, which called the strike, also handed the British high commissioner “the next thing to an ultimatum” stating that Arabs would prepare all means “to resume the national struggle” unless the report is rejected. The secretary genera] of the Arab league. Abdul Rahman Az-zam Pasha, declared in Cairo that he had been informed that the “ultimatum” demanded abandonment of the inquiry committee’s recommendations “or all Arabs in Palestine will begin their war immediately.” Oilier Moslems To Help In response to a question as to whether the members of th* league—Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Leo- * * * * HALF Order Limits height, Ake Preside*! Worried By Highway Toll Soys Figures Point Up Need For Nationwide Accident-Reduction Campaign WASHINGTON. May 3. <*»— President Truman today expressed deep concern over a mounting toll of traffic fatalities and said the “tragic figures” point up the need for a nationwide campaign to reduce accidents. His statement was issued in connection with the national highway safety conference he has railed for May 8-10. More than 8,000 men, women and children were killed, he said, on streets and highways during the first three months of this year. He pledged the cooperation of the federal government and said he had received assurance of aid from municipalities abd states for a “concerted attack” on the problem. “By working together we can and will make our highways safe.” he added.    * Eight committees have made an exhaustive study of every phase of the problem for consideration at a safety conference, he reported. Whatever program is evolved. he said, will save lives only if it is “carried back to every community where Americans live and work—and where every man, woman or child is either a pedestrian or motorist or both.” Showers Here On Thursday Light There was perhaps more coolness than moisture to the latest danlb spell in Ada. The cloudy weather of Thursday produced a maximum temperature of 79 degrees, followed bv an earlv-spring minimum of 47 degrees during the night. Scattered showers of Thursday registered .19 of an inch of rain-________fall here. (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) 1 Read the Ada^News Want Ads. (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) OK Goes to Court Seeking End To Demo 0. (. Service OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3 — (JP)—Suit was brought in the state supreme court Thursday to suspend the effectiveness of a corporation commission order granting the Denco Bus Lines. Inc., a permit to operate brises between Atoka and Oklahoma City, pending appeal. The suit was filed by the Oklahoma Transportation company which protested the granting of the permit before the commission on grounds it already was serving the territory and that to permit Denco to operate on the route would provide duplicating service. The commission refused to set supersedeas bond when the Oklahoma Transportation company served notice of appeal, and the order became effective immediately. In its supreme court suit, the Oklahoma Transportation company asked a writ of mandamus requiring the commission to set the supersedeas bond and to suspend the order until the appeal is decided. The Denco lines would run buses to Oklahoma City by way of Ada, Tecumseh and Norman, with closed doors between Norman and Oklahoma City. Dairymen'ba Gel (By Permits New Tltosa Soiling in Milk In Ado Boing Notified Owners and operators of dairies in Pontotoc county who sell milk in Ada are being notified by Ray Martin, city clerk, that their permits are ready and can be obtained at his office in Convention hall. Any person who sells milk to a bottling firm in Ada or sells bottled milk should have one of the permits. The cost for each permit is $2 and payment will be made at the city clerk’s office when the permit is issued. At least one dairy and possibly two are getting permits for all of their producers and giving the permit to the producer when he delivers milk. The cost of the permit is then payable to the dairy, which paid the required amount for the permits at the city office. OKLAHOMaT^CITY, May 3.— A new obstacle blocked plans to open the former confederate home at Ardmore as a branch of the University of Oklahoma hospital when it appeared today Ardmore citizens would decline to match the state’s contribution of $250,000 because the institution could not be used partly as a city hospital. Dr. Wann Langston, dean of the university medical school, and a group of Ardmore physicians called on first assistant Attorney General Fred Hansen to ask whether part of the institution could be made available to local doctors. Government Acts to Conserve Nation's Fast-Disappearing Cool Supply DATES ARE SET Earlier Order in Effect May IO, Slosh of Passenger Service May 15 WASHINGTON, May 3. <*■♦— The government today ordered a further drastic cut in railroad passenger service to conserve th * nation's fast-vanishing coal supply. Bulwarking previous orders sharply curtailing freight ani passenger traffic May IO. the office of defense transportation directed coalburning railroads to cut their passenger service by half on May 15. WASHINGTONTMay 3.—(Jf*>— The office of defense transportation today ordered a 50 per cent reduction in passenger service by coal burning locomotives, effective May 15, to conserve dwindling coal supplies. From May IO to May 15 passenger service will be reduced 25 per cent from the mileage operated on April I. Railroads were further directed to cancel reservations where necessary and “to take such other action as may be necessary to carry out the terms and purposes of this order.” ODT last night had clamped a general embargo on freight shipments with certain exceptions and had ordered a minimum 25 per cent cut, effective May IO, in passenger service on coal-burning railroads. Roads Can Cot Deeper ODT Director J. Monroe Johnson told a reporter today that any railroad which finds it necessary has my permission to put these reductions into effect before May IO and to go deeper." The drastic curtailment of railroad service came as President Truman voiced open alarm over the situation created by the prolonged soft coal strike. Approximately three-quarters of the nation’s passenger mileage relies on coal. 'Hie presidential alarm over the strike s effects was echoed in hi* i administration quarters where predictions were made that the “whole industrial economy will be seriously crippled within 20 days” if the mines continue idle. The strike entered its 33rd day today. So Hint Of Break Nevertheless, settlement negotiations still gave no hint of any early break. On the contrary. Charles O’Neill, spokesman for the mine owners, reported that the past four days had been “completely” wasted. Mr. Truman described the picture as a very serious situation when he expressed himself at his new's conference yesterday. He said he viewed it with alarm, but he indicated the government is not yet ready to take any new steps in the dispute. In time, he said. the shutdown of the soft coal mines by 400.000 miners might be considered a strike against the government. Should matters reach that stag* he added, the government will act accordingly. Industry Slowing Down Meanwhile, several government agencies were surveying the extent of the industrial slowdown forced by the strike. The forcast of wide-spread paralysis within three weeks came fr#m (Continued on page 2, col. 2) TH' PESSIMIST Bf Boh Bunks, in I Ther’s two critical periods in nearly ever’ feller’s life— whep he wants t’ belong t’ a country club an’ when he feels entitled t’ a political office. Newt Lark an’ wife have returned frum Californy lookin’ poor enough t’ have a trailer house an' ten children. ;