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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Seems now, from information coming in about lawnmowers, if will pay well fo take core of the mower you hove, for it will cost more to buy a new new mowers aren't numerous Fair fonlKlit, Saturday and Sun- day except lislit showers north- east corner tonight and Saturday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Net April I'nld Circulation 8131 Member; Audit Bureau of Circulation 43rd 1C ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY, Combat Marines Launch Mortar Assault on Embattled Alcatraz Prisoners RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE CUT Convicts Held In Cell Block Prisoners Armed from Pris- on 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 attacked a cell tier 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 cmplaced in shrubbery down the rocky cliff near the island's water line, and marines started lobbing the shells through windows into the varitablu pill- box 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 gren- ades and "shape charges" as well. The charges, a war device, can demolish concrete structures Chopping Through Koof 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 ihc "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. In the absence of official word, there was a suggestion the charges would be placed on the roof under which desperate con- victs- were pinned down in nar- row quarters by a hall of gunfire from the guards. Powerful Explosives On Way A shipment of extremely pow- erful explosive charges anc quantities of war equipment wa dispatched from Benicia arsena under fast police escort for th  IJP ready to make any additional shipments during the Carries Left Grim Trail Young Oklahoman, at 18, Had Tough Record; Shock- ley in for Pool! Kidnaping OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, of two Oklahomans named as ringlead- ers in a desperate attempt to break out of grim Alcalraz prison a long trail of' crime when he was sent to "the Rock" last year although he was then only 18. The McAlcsler 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 work- ing in a rock quarry outside the walls. Ho kidnapped a granite farmer, Jack Nance, 40, nnd forced him to drive to 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- 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 n prison eel block. Guard Harold P. Stites was killed by machinegun bullets at the outset of the rioting yester- day afternoon when convicts seized an arsenal About a.m.. (cst) today shafts of white smoke streamed into the sky, followed by the sound of explosions, as the new attack was begun. At a.m. a guard at the prison reported by telephone to the Associated Press that he didn't have time to talk but "we're sure going after them right now." Police from nearby Oakland headed toward the island strong- hold in San Francisco Bay with a load of grenades and shells for a bazooka-type gun us the prison guards kept the corner full of desperadoes under range of their weapons. Began Thursday Afternoon The break began with the over- powering of a guard and the cap- lure of guns and ammunition from the prison arsenal yesterday about 3 p.m. The spec- tacular fight ranged until short- ly before dawn, when a prison of- licer said: "They're holed up and nobody's (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) IWEATHER) tonight, Sat- urday and Sunday except light showers northeast corner tonight and Saturday morning; lowest temperatures tonight lower 40's west and 45-50 east: warmer west and north central Saturday, warmer Sundav. FORECAST FOR MAY 3-7 Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Friday and Saturday, warming Sunday and in Missouri Monday; temperatur- es will average 3-5 degrees below normal in Missouri, eastern Kan- sas, eastern Nebraska and near normal remainder of district; showers in eastern Missouri Sat- urday, otherwise little or no pre- cipitation. (Continued on' Page 4, Column 5) Owl Creek School Building Repair Bonds Approved A building bond issue by Owl Creek, school district No. 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." Extensixc repairs are sched- uled, 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 will 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. Seldcrs, for a number of years head of the shop depart- ment at Central High school in Oklahoma City, will soon com- plete; his first year in rural school work. Ho is a brother in law to Mickey McBrido, 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. Meal Controls To Be Kept Truman Takes Opposite View from Rayburn, Who's For Removing Those On Cattle WASHINGTON, May President Truman made it clear today that "price controls on live- stock and rri't.at will be firmly maintained" as long as there are inflationary pressures on meal prices. A White House statement as- serted: "The president wishes it clear- ly understood that as long1 as there are dangerous upward pressures on meat prices and as long 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 Stabiliz- ation. Director Bowles concur in this view." The White House said the statement was issued to clear up confusion about the president's attitude. Earlier, Speaker Rayburn (D.- Texas) told the house price con- trols on beef should be removed and that he had made his posi- tion known "to people in high places." May 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 re- marks during an address by Rep Wadsworth (R-NY) who declared OPA regulations have "demoral- ized" the cattle industry. The house rejected during re- cent consideration of price con- trol legislation, an amendment by Wadsworth to strip OPA of all controls over meat. Rayburn said he was "not en- amoured" with the amendments the house did approve, but sup ported Wadsworth's proposal to exempt cattle from control. He added that there now is about head on the rang- es but the nation is not getting meat production. Wadsworth told his colleagues that both President Truman anc Agriculture Secretary Anderson now acknowledge .thtft distressful conditions exist m the., meat in- dustry, including a nationwide Macl- market, and that it may be necessary "to take OPA out" ol meat control. Lin Yutang's Daughter Weds an American Arab Leaders Warn of Bloody Strife If Recommendations Of Palestine Inquiry Accepted LONDON, May explosive problem of Palestine mounted swiftly toward a crisis today amid warn- ings from Arab leaders that the Holy Land might erupt in bloody strife if recommendations of the British-American inquiry committee are adopted. 1 In Jerusalem, Arabs began a one-day protest strike against the committee's report. There, and in the other major cities of Pales- tine. Arabs observed their Mos- lem sabbath quietly, with all Arab shops closed. Small groups gathered, but there was no evi- Chicago Is Confused Adet Linn Biow, 22-year-old daughter 9f the Chinese philosopher and author Dr. Lin Yutang, is shown in Charleston, Massa- chusetts, with her husband Richard Biow, son of a New York advertising Many Here Today In County 4-H Rally More Than 200 Boys And Girls Taking Part in An- nual Spring Contests More than 200 Pontoloc coun- ty 4-H club boys and girls were in Ada Friday attending a county wide1 rally where winners will be selected; winners of the county affair will receive a free trip to Stillwaler to the State 4-H Club Round Up. Timely topic and team demon- stration events in progress during the morning and winners were to be announced at 3 p. m. Miss Clara Backhaus, home demonstration agent in Coal county, and Mrs. Mary P. Carroll, demonstration agent at Tishomin- go, were judging events. In the afternoon session of the I'ally, boys and girls were com- peting for honors in appropriate dress and health. Soon after the rally started, .here were more than 175 girls istenine or taking part in various scheduled events. More th'an 75 boys took part in the morning program. POLE CAT CREEK PROJECT, OKLAHOMA CITY, May chief of army engineers las reported favorably on con- truction of a reservoir on Pole creek near Hepburn, Creek ounty, Chairman Don McBridge f the state planning and resour- es board disclosed today. The engineer's report for study nd approval by the board, re- eived by McBride today, includ- s straightening of the channel ear Sapulpa. Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads Order Release Of American Newsman Valens Had Been Picked Up Twice in Three Days By Occupation Troops KAUFBEUREN, Germany, May S. army headquarters at Frankfurt today ordered E. G. Valens, United Press correspon- dent, released from military cus- tody after he had been forcibly picked up by troops for the sec- ond time in three days. Valens. was taken in custody here, where he had come to at- tend the trial of 20 Jewish dis- placed persons who face charges of rioting at Landsberg last Sun- day, when he refused to leave the town. Last Wednes'day he was es- corted from the Landsberg dis- placed persons camp after it had been closed to outsiders. Valens was carried bodily out of Kaufbeuren army headquar- ters by Lt. Col. Elmer A. Walker of the 47th regiment and by a sergeant and taken to a waiting automobile. Walker-said he had orders to take the correspondent to Col. Edward Metzger, chief of staff of the 9th division, if Valens would not leave Kaufbeuren vol- untarily under escort. After a 35-mile drive to Augs- burg, Metzer told Valens "You are free to go where you want to until the board of officers meets." A board of officers is sched- uled to be appointed to consider Valens' possible disacredit as a correspondent. Metzer, in freeing Valens, said he was acting on instructions tel- ephoned to the Third army by Maj. Gen. Willard A White, chief of staff of the U. S. army in Eu- Prankish Co-Defendant Twice Slaps Tojo's Bald Head While War Crimes Indictments Read i Okawa First Yanked Back Into Chair, Later Pulled From Courtroom by MP's; Tojo Startled, Smites Sadly; Most Of Defendants Somber Lot as They Listen to Charges s By DUANE HENNESSY May lusty slaps on'the top of Hideki Tojo's glistening bald head by a capricious co-de- 'endant startled the courtroom this afternoon as 28 Japanese heard themselves accused of having plunged the Pacific into ,a war of greed. Two Neighborhood Charier Discussion Meetings Remain Fourth of the neighborhood meetings at which the board of freeholders is explaining to citi- zens the background and reasons for changes the board recom- mends for the city charter was The playful smacks were only part of the antics of Shumei Ok- Curtailment of Electricity Puts Dimout; Mayor Pro- claims State of Emergency CHICAGO, May cago was in a stale of emergency and very rr.uch confused today ns the full impact of an order cur- tailing use of- electricity struck all phases of business and indus- try. Wartiivie darkness returned to the nation's second largest city last night and to hundreds of communities in two thirds of Il- linois 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 In- diana public service commission. Business, commercial and in- dustrial leaders struggled, to ar- range working schedules to con- form to the directives imposed in an effort to save rapidly dimin- ishing coal supplies. Thousands of appeals were made to the Illinois commission to relax the drastic electricity ra- tioning as the order became ef- fective yesterday, but the com- mission said no exceptions will be made in the directive. The commission reiterated a that violation of the or- der directing industry to use elec- tricity 24 hours a week and com- dence of any mass assembly by mid-morning. Arab Leaders Determined The powerful Arab higher com- mittee in Jerusalem, which called the strike, also handed the Brit- ish high commissioner "the next thing to an ultimatum" stating that Arabs would prepare all means "to resume the national struggle" unless the report is re- jected. The secretary general of the Arab league, Abdul Rahman Az- zam Pasha, declared in Cairo that he had been informed that the "ultimatum" demanded abandon- ment of the inquiry committee's recommendations "or all Arabs in Palestine will begin their war immediately." Other Moslems To Help In -response to a question ns to whether the members of the Iraq, Syria, Leo- HALF Order Limits Freight, Also Government Acts to Con- serve Nation's Fait-Dis- appearing Coal Supply DATES ARE SET Earlier Order in Effect May 10, Slash of Pasiengtr Service May 15 t WASHINGTON, May 3, The government today ordered a further drastic cut in railcoad passenger service to conserve tlvj nation's fast-vanishing coal sup- ply. Bulwarking previous orders sharply curtailing freight ani passenger traffic May 10, the of- fice of defense transportation directed coalburning railroads ro cut their passenger service by. linlf 1 half on May 15. awa, who long advocated an ag- j inercial users, including stores gressive war to drive the white j and theaters, from 2 to 6 p.m. held Thursday night school. at Irving Saturday night a similar meet- ing will be held at Philemon Colored -Baptist church and on Monday .night the final such meeting will be held at Washing- ton school. All citizens are invited to at- tend the meetings, hear the out- line of proposals for changing ''to council-manager form of city government from the three-com- missioner form set up in the 1912 charter, ask any questions. At the Irving meeting atten- dance was small but interest was high and the response generally- favorable. _ Emphasis was put on the selec- ,ion 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- aping council terms were also ;iven, the basic one being to avoid opportunity for a clique to "orm and to seek continuing dom- nalion of city affairs. races from Asia. Shouting gibberish that even the Japanese said they could not 1 understand, Okawa had to bo pulled forcibly from the court- room by American military po- lice at nn afternoon recess. First Played With Gestures As clerks droned through the lengthy indictments in both Eng- lish and Japanese at the nine-jus- tice international tribunal's first session, an official of the South Manchuriun Railway with gestures nnd un- buttoned 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 audi- torium, crowded with sober-faced officials and s p e c t a.t o r s. 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. 1 from Monday through Saturday, would result in power being turn- ed off. In.support of the power curtail- ment, Mayor Edward J. Kelly a slate emergency and culled on all citizens to com- ply with the dimout edict. He as- serted he would seize coal stocks, it necessary, to protect public health. Lt. Do'es It Again Col. S. Kenworthy, rope. HEART ATTACK FATAL 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 Air- ways plane on the field. He was enroute to Chicago. 'Olson was manager of Protane Tank Manufacturing and Distri- bution for the the Black-Siballs- Bryson company in Oklahoma City. One Suffocated In Oklahoma (ity Fire OKLAHOMA CITY, May 3, (m blaze in the cafe kitchen of an Oklahoma City hotel early to- day resulted in the death from suffocation of one occupant. Two other guests were taken to a hospital for treatment but were reported recovering. Dead was 77-year-old H. A. (Doc) Nebel, former night clerk at the hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Letcher McKee, removed from the second story by ladder, were 'reported improv- ing after emergency treatment. The cafe was destroyed by ths blaze and the hotel damaged by smoke which escaped'through a ____ ______ _.............. vent in the hotel lobby and filter-j morrow p.m. CST Friday pH Tin flip' i trirrlrf .-1 charge of guarding the defend- ants, grabbed Okawa and settled him firmly in his scat, just as he had done earlier, when he but- toned the prisoner's shirt. As the court recessed and pho- tographers streamed onto the floor Okawa again resoundingly slapped the glistening head as Tojo'busied himself with his pa- pers. Tojo just grinned. Shouting gibberish, Okawa was pulled from the room ahead of the other 27 defendants. He kick- ed off his shoes and went bare- foot. 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 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 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 a.m. to- ed up stairway. Approximately 50 guests were registered at the hotel. A' mock Congress once was held by British soldiers in the House of Representatives cham- ber of the Capitol at (Washington, D. C. night.) Then the defendants will enter pleas, all of which are ex- pected to be "innocent." Except is accused of being a conspirator in the Muk- den incident as well as a plotter of the Pacific defend- (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) President Worried By Highway Toll Soys Figures Point Up Need For Nationwide Accident- Reduction Campaign WASHINGTON, May 3, President Truman today express- ed 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 high- way safely conference he has called for May 8-10. More than 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 arid states for a "concerted attack" on the problem. "By working together we can and will make our highways he added. Eight committees have made an exhaustive study of every phase of the problem for consideration at a safety conference, he re- ported. Whatever program is evolved, he said, will save lives only if it is "carried back to every com- munity where Americans live and where every man, woman or child is either a ped- estrian or motorist or both." Showers Here On Thursday Light There was perhaps more cool- ness than moisture to the latest damfa spell in Ada. The cloudy weather of Thurs- day produced a maximum tem- perature of 79 degrees, followed by an early-spring minimum of 47 degrees' during the night. Scattered showers of Thursday registered .10 of an inch of rain- fall here. (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) OTC Goes to Court Seeking End To Denco 0. Service OKLAHOMA CITY, May was brought in the state supreme court Thursday to sus- pend the effectiveness of a cor- poration commission order grant- ing the Denco Bus Lines, Inc., a permit to operate buses between Atoka and Oklahoma City, pend- ing appeal. The suit was filed by the Ok- lahoma 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 serv- ice. refused to set supersedeas bond when the Ok- lahoma Transportation company served notice of appeal, and the order became effective immedi- ately. In its supreme court suit, the Oklahoma Transportation com- pany asked a writ of mandamus requiring the commission to set the supersedeas bond and to sus- pend the order until the appeal lines would run is decided. The Denco buses to Oklahoma City by way of Ada, Tecumseh and Norman, with closed doors between Nor- man and Oklahoma City. Read the Ada News Want Ads. Dairymen Can Get City Permits Now Those Selling in Milk In Ada Being Notified Owners and operators of dairies in Ponlotoc county who sell milk in Ada are being notifi- ed by Ray Martin, city clerk, that their permits are ready and can be obtained at his office in Con- vention 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 and payment will be made at the city clerk's office when the per- mit is issued. At least one dairy and possib- ly 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. OKLAHOMA CITY, May A new obstacle blocked plans to open the former confederate home at Ardmore as a branch of the University of Oklahoma hos- pital when it appeared today Ard- more citizens would decline to match the state's contribution of 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 call- ed' on first assistant Attorney General Fred Hansen to ask whether part of the institution could be made available to local doctors. WASHINGTON, May The office of defense transporta- tion today ordered a 50 per cent reduction in passenger service by coal' burning locomotives, effec- tive May 15, to conserve ling coal supplies. From May 10 to May 15 passen- ger service will be reduced 25 per cent from the mileage operated on April 1. Railroads were further directed to cancel reservations where ne- cessary 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 general embargo on freight ship- ments with certain exceptions and had ordered a minimum 25 per cent cut, effective May 10, in passenger service on coal-burning railroads. Roads .Can Cut Deeper ODT Director J. Monroe John- son told a reporter today that "any railroad which finds it ne- cessary has my permission to put these reductions into effect be- fore May 10 and to go deeper." The drastic curtailment of rail- road service came as President Truman voiced open alarm over the situation created by the pro- longed soft coal strike. Approx- imately three-quarters of the na- tion's passenger mileage relies on conl. The presidential nlnrm over this strike's effects was ochocd in. hluh. administration quarters predictions wore made tlyit the "whole industrial economy will be seriously crippled within 20 days" if the mines continue idle. The strike entered its 33rd day today. No Hint Of Break Nevertheless, settlement nego- tiations still 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 pic- ture as a very serious situation when he expressed himself at his news conference yesterday. Ho 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 miners might be considered n strike against the government. Should matters roach that staco lie added, the government will act accordingly. Industry Slowing Down Meanwhile, several govern- ment agencies were surveying extent of the industrial slow- down forced by the strike. The forcasl of wide-spread paralysis within three weeks came (Continued on 2, col. 2) TH' PESSIMIST Bob Dlinki. Jn Ther's two critical periods in nearly ever' feller's when he wants t' belong t' a country club an' when he feels entitled t' a political office. Newt Lark an' wife have returned f rum Californy lookin' poor enough f have a trailer house an' ten children.   

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