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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma If the tires and gasoline supplies hold up, it won't be long until those of us who stay around town will be getting more postcards from Pike's Peak and the seashore than for several years. Fair, warmer in eastern portion Sunday; Monday partly cloudy with seasonable tcmcpratures. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Avtraie Net April r.ild Circulation 8131 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation 43rd 17 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPK Siege Of Alcatraz Ends With Last Of Conspirators Seized Three Ringleaders Found Dead When Resistance Ended Officials Do Not Reveal How Many Involved, What Prisoners Were Casualties SAN FRANCISCO, May historic siege Alcatraz ended today with the official an- nouncement that the last of the conspirators had been taken into custody. Tederal Prison Director James V. Bennett and Warden James A. Johnston announced that the last of the conspirators were taken into custody when the three ring- Coy and Hub- found dead and their weapons recovered. The announcement came from the two officials in the form of answers to questions which had been askc-d him bv press services. Gun Shots Fatal "At the end of the buttle this the statement read, was no resistance." The statement said Cretzer, Coy and Hubbard "probably died as a result of gun shots in the tunnel of utilities corridor in C cell block. Hubbard, according to doctor's report, probably died this morning around 8 a.m. The others died earlier. Probably Coy died last evening and Cretzger somewhat later." The officials said the total num- ber of conspirators who had tak- en part in the riot had not yet been finally established, but add- ed that in addition to pi-eviously named men convicts named Thompson and Shockley were ringleaders. The statement added that there were "two or three others whose names we cannot yet reveal." Totnl Casualties Not Told The statement did not clarify whether the cell-by-cell search of the cell block which the con- spirators had held against dead- ly gunfire for three days had been completed. Neither did it answer the ques- tion of what the total prisoner casualties inside the cell block were. Assistant U. S. Attorney Daniel C. Deasy and seven FBI investi- gators landed on the island this afternoon to begin an investiga- tion. Deasy said the death sen- tence would be demanded for all who are indicted by the federal grand jury as result of the in- vestigation. Ringleaders Named The ringleaders named thus far besides Johnston and Bennett vere: Joseph Paul Crctzer, Los bank robber Coy, Kentucky bank Angeles Bernard robber Marvin Hub- bard. Tennessee kidnapper Miran Edgar Thompson, Texas murderer and kidnapper, Sam Shockley, Oklahoma bank robber. Previously, Johnston had in- cluded Clarence Carnes, Okla- homa murderer, among the ring- 'Doodlebug' to Carry Mail Los Angeles is the "guinea pig" city where Uncle Sam will test out plans to use helicopters to speed'up mail'service. Arrows from plane show outlying communities which will be served by the flying "doodlebug." New City Commissioners Take Over Their Offices on Monday For Dodds, Martin and Oliver Is First Time Any Has Been Elected to Office; Martin Incumbent by Appointment. Monday morning three men elected a few weeks ago in the cityelectioii will take over the city commission posts at the head of .the city government. Monday to Bring Last Neighborhood Charter Meeting Monday night comes the last of the neighborhood meetings at which the board of freeholders is giving explanation and engag- ing in open discussion with citi- zens on proposed charter revision. The meeting is set for p.m. at Washington school and all in-1 terested citizens from all parts of the city are.invited to attend and take part. Saturday night qitizens of the colored section of Ada listened with interest to a discussion con- ducted by the board at Philemon Baptist church. Friday some members of .the board, accompanied by Mayor- elect Luke B. yDodds, were in Ponca City investigating some of leaders, but he was not named the methods by which that city's in the latest dispatch. The riot, most spectacular in the history of federal prisons, resulted in the death of two guards and the wounding of 14. Complete Failure The attempted prison break was a complete failure. Warden Johnston said it initially had been planned as a break, but not one prisoner ever got outside the cell block stronghold. Coy had on an officer's coat- Rigor mortis had set in and the body lay with arms in position as if firing a rifle. Cretzer wcfre an officer's pistol holster and ammu- nition. J Guards who for two days had stood off and poured rifle and grenade fire into the cell house, prowled through the dark cor- ridors looking for any desperado still willing to fight. I.C. RAILROAD CUTS OFF 21 PASSENGER TRAINS CHICAGO, May Illinois Central railroad announ- ced today it would discontinue 21 passenger trains to comply with the government order to reduce steam-operated passenger service 25 percent by May 10 to conserve coal. The Scminole each way be- tween Chicago and Birmingham, Ala., will be operated in one sec- tion instead of two, and one train in each direction between Chicago and St. Louis will be discontinued, the railroad said. The cnanges will be made grad- ually and completed by May 10. VFW COMMITTEE MEETS affairs are managed. With the neighborhood meet- ings over Monday night, the board will resume its smaller meetings, to incorporate into the- proposed charter some changes that have been suggested during discussions with the citizens. The charter will also be check- ed thoroughly by attorneys to be certain''that none of its provisions cut across applicable state laws.. Visitors will be- welcome at those succeeding meetings, Dr. Charles F. Spencer, board chair- man, said Saturday; he expects to be ready early this week to announce when the meetings will be held. Administration In Move to Get Vote Seeks Cloture'Petition To Force Senate Vote On Limiting Debate 'WASHINGTON, May The administration moved today for a senate showdown on the beleaguered British loan bill with a bipartisan "cloture" petition automatically forcing a vote at 1 p.m. (EST) Tuesday on the question of limiting debate. The motion to invoke the rare- ly-used cloture rule was made by Senator Ball (R-Minn) after Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) had made three vain attempts to cut through the cloud of words GUTHRIE, Okla., May 4 which has prevented any test vote on the lending pro- About 500 members of the Okla- homa executive committee of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet here tomorrow to formu- late plans for the state conven- tion in June at Oklahoma City. Elmer Vale. Enid, state presi- dent of the VFW, will preside. (WEATHER Oklahoma: Fair, warmer in eastern portion Sunday; Monday partly cloudy with seasonable temperatures continuing. posal since it wa's taken up April 15. Barkley sought unanimous con- sent to limit each senator "to an- hour's discussion beginning Mon- The ceremony will be brief, if it is in keeping with those of the past, with Moss Wimbish, county, judge, scheduled to give the. oath of- office to the com- missioners .Monday the office of the mayor in Con- vention -hall.1. For .two of them it .will Abe the first time they, have held such fact-, the result of the first campaigns either had ever for the third it will be the first term to .which he has been elected, he haying been ap- pointed to his place to complete the present term. Two Are Ex-Seabees Luke. B. business man and ex-Seabee, long active in church and civic life, becomes mayor and commissioner of pub- lic justice and safety. This.is his first public office, Burrell Oliver, former street department employe and ex-Sea- bee, like Dodds with months of service in the distant areas of the Pacific, becomes commissioner of public works and property. Martin Continues Ray Martin continues in the of- fice of city clerk and commis- sioner of finance, to which he was appointed some months ago and elected-this spring. It was for him, as for the other two, the first political campaign. Dodds succeeds Guy Thrash, who was mayor by appointment and who did not seek the place again; Oliver takes the place of J. D. Willoughby, one-time may- or and justice of the peace who has filed for justice of the peace in the coming county elections. Calls Methodists To Battle Liquor Methodist 'Clipsheet' Urges June 2 as Day of Prayer For Curtailment By D. HAROLD .OLIVER WASHINGTON, May A call to ministers of the Methodist churches "and any others who will join .with to make Sunday June 2 a day. of prayer for the "curtailment of the alcoholic beverage traffic" was published today in the sec- ond issue of the -MethodistVboard of temperance "Clipsheet." This publication of the Meth- odist church was -last week after 13 years of post-re- peal inaction. Before repeal i.t had been circulated for 20 years in promoting temperance. The paper said that the "call to the authorized by the church's council of bishops in February, is the beginning of two years of "temperance education and This campaign in J947 and 1948; it added, will stress "a co- operative effort by all of the ag- encies of Methodism to find re- day. Senator Edwin C. Johnson lief from the present terrible in- an opponent of the temperance, crime and moral de- loan, objected. Barkley made the generacy which is the result of same proposal for Tuesday. Again Johnson objected. START T.U. fiORM TULSA, Okla., May Ground will be broken here Mon- day for construction of the men's memorial dormitory at Tulsa University, Dr. C. I. Pontius, president, announced today. The building is to cost the unbridled Jic'ense under which the liquor traffic has flooded the country with intoxi- cants." In- a separate article the "Clip- sheet" called1 on all the nation's churches to "drive home to the consciences of Christian business men their individual and peculiar responsibility for good govern- ment." Seek Phantom Killer After Five Slain Texorkano Area Terrorized By Cold-Blooded Killings, Many Officers in Search TEXARKANA, Tex., May phantom killer believed to be responsible for five murders in this bordertown in six weeks today continued11 to elude a con- centrated manhunt by both Texas and Arkansas officials. A stunned, tense Texarkana was shocked by details of last night's cold-blooded killing of popular Virgil Starks, 36, and the serious wounding of his attract- ive, 30-year-old brunette wife in their farm home near Homan, Ark., a few miles from here. Third Since March 24 It was the third such attack since March 24. The other two were double slayings on remote country roads. Sheriff W. E. Davis of Miller County, Ark., said today officers had two major clues. He said that the fatal bullets were fired from a .22 calibre weapon, probably a rifle and that the killer dropped a flashlight in tne grass near the window through which he had shot. H. S. Hallett, fingerprint ex- pert of the Federal bureau of in- vestigation 'and Capt. Earl Scog- gins of the Arkansas state police are checking the flashlight for fingerprints, No Safety Even At Home Eesidents'of.the ajrea will have no "night life" tonight. Although stunned by the pre- vious murders, they had felt that they were safe at home. After last night's slaying, the Texar- kana Gazette said, there is a feel- ing that even at home, with blinds drawn, there is no safety from the phantom. Many men are carrying guns. Sheriff W. E. Davis of Miller County, Ark., said today he could not link the crime with, the two recent double slayings in Bowie county because of the difference in the' caliber of guns used to take the lives of Richard Griffin, 29, and his companion, Polly Ann Moore, 17, on March 24, and Paul Martin, 17, and his teenrage friend, Betty Booker, 15, on April 14; The sheriff added that it was possible, however, the same man was responsible' for all five slay- ings. s Three Critically Hurt in Collision North ol Duranl Five Others in Serious Con- dition; Bus and Grocery Truck Meet' Headon ARMSTRONG, "Okla., May persons were critical- ly injured today and five others were in a serious condition as the result of the headon collision of an intercity bus and a wholesale grocery truck here, the Oklahoma highway patrol reported. Twelve persons remained in hospitals at Durant, Okla., six miles south of Here, where 19 in- jured were taken following the collision. The others were re- leased following treatment. High- way Trooper Ed Vandergriff said approximately 30 persons receiv- ed injuries. Most critically injured was Rena Gatlin, 12, Durant, who was walking) along the highway with her aunt.when the.'crash occurred. Vandergriff said' the bus struck the two after colliding .with the truck. The aunt, Mrs. Retta Pow- ell, 38, Armstrong, was hospital- ized with hip injuries. "M. L. Mizenheimer, 60, Kiowa, publisher and a democratic can- didate for congress from the Third Oklahoma district, was ser- iously injured. Critically injured included Betty Jo Simmons, 9, Caddo, Okla., and Janett Ganther, 39, De- troit, Mich., negro. Others in a serious condition were George A. Stephens, 41, Caddo, Okla., driv- er of the truck; Mrs. Mary Pat- terson, 36, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. J. A. Brady, Durant, and Mrs. Harvie Caddo. The other three remaining in hospitals were Louis V. Kasil, 35, Tulsa, driver of the bus; Arthur- L. Graham, 35, Orange, Tex., and W. R. Allaman, 35, San Antonio. Stonewall High To Graduate Nineteen Senior Sermon May 12, Commencement May 14 Stonewall high school is plan- ning now for graduation of a class of 19 seniors. The graduation sermon will be delivered Sunday morning, May 12, at 11 o'clock in the Stonewall high auditorium with Rev. A. D. Gregory, pastor of the Stonewall Methodist church, as speaker. Commercement exercises will be held Tuesday, -May 14, at 8 p.m. with the seniors to give their own .program. 1 Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads Report Arab Groups Plan To Ask Russians For Aid Mac Arthur Cheered by Trends Toward Democracy by Japan County's Candidates Arrange Political Rally Speech List Thirteen of 14 Dotes Set at Convenient Places to Avoid Every-Night Speaking Schedule; Begins May 18 i Pontotoc county candidates have gone into a huddle and drafted, a speaking schedule which is arranged to give every voter in the county an opportunity to see and hear them but to avoid the every-night schedule of a few years ago, Local chairmen have been se- lected to make arrangements for 13 political rallies covering the county. These will begin May 18 at Al- len and finish with a rally at Ada at a date to be settled on finally later. IA AHa NnUf The primary election is July 2. Iff Off IU Alld nUff Thus the candidates will have six weeks in which to combine rally By MORRIE LANDSBERG Sunday, May MacArthur, in the lat- est of his periodic reports on the progress of the occupation, said today he saw "encouraging signs" of success for the allied campaign to establish democracy amid the ruins of i. feudalistic Japan. Publication of the report came scarcely 24 hours after MacAr- thur intervened in Japan's cabi- net crisis to preventHhe appoint- ment of an allegedly pro-axis premier, and after he had repri- manded the outgoing Shidehara government for its failure to dis- qualify the man liberal party leader Ichiro waiting for the supreme com- mander to act. Are Learning Basic Issues "There is reason to MacArthur reported "that the Japanese are becoming more cog- nizant of the fundamental issues involved in their political revo- lution." The revolution revealed itself, he said, in the proposed new Jap- anese constitution, which he call- ed in the recent general election Japan's first free election in 11 years; in the new unshackled Japanese press, and in the spirit of the people themselves. Emperor's Authority Slashed MacArthur added that although the proposed constitution dras- tically curtailed the authority of the. emperor "the Japanese seem to accept the new constitutional limitations imposed on their rul- er." He termed the clause renounc- ing war as a sovereign right of the nation the "foremost provi- sion" of the new constitution, and said it had met wide approval. MacArthur noted that there were some who questioned whether Japan was ready for rapid democratization after cenj turies of regimentation and con- trol. The Japanese press, for in- stance, he said, had expressed concern over the gap between "enlightened provisions" and the level of political education of the masses. Papers Back Constitution He added, however, that the newspapers almo t solidly back- ed the new constitution nnd urg- ed their readers to study and dis- cuss its terms to learn, the me- chanics of democracy. MacArthur said the general election was noteworthy i'or the interest shown women voting for the first time in Japan's his- tory, for Die democratic manner (Continued on Page 2 Column 4) Ail-Metal Doors For Big Hangar On to Ada Now The all-metal doors for the all- metal hangar purchased recently for Ada are on their way here and are due to arrive, 'any time', Mayor Guy Thrash said Satur- day. He had just received notice that the doors had been shipped from Granite City, 111. The doors weigh a total of 000 pounds, which is 39 a lot of door. The originally cost the govern- ment and were bought for plus cost of shipping them to Ada. The doors are in 12 foot sec- tions, with 10 of them included for each end of the hangar, and work on steel tracks, so that they can be opened to any desir- ed width from 12 feet to 120 feet. The hangar itself is 130 feet by 160 feet when set up. One man can operate a whole set of the doors. Byrnes Proposes Plebiscite Method Molotov and Bevin Unite Against'Vote Only Between Disputed Boundaries PARIS, May. S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes tonight proposed holding a plebiscite in the "No Man's Land" between boundaries pro- jected by the Americans and Rus- .sians to settle the Italian-Yugo- slav border dispute, an American source reported. He was opposed by the Soviet and British foreign ministers, who said any plebiscite should cover the -entire area claimed by both Italy and Yugoslavia. But Byrnes asked the other ministers to think over his proposal before another meeting tomorrow, it was said. Earlier, Foreign Minister Yvacheslav M. Molotov received a cold reception on an offer to meet Italian interests "halfway" on colonial and reparations ques- tions if the disputed city Tri- este was given to Yugoslavia, British informants said. But on this point Foreign Sec- retary Ernest Bevin declared "you cannot bargain away peo- ple's these sources added. The whole question of the dis- puted border area of Venezia Guidia with its main city of Trieste, was pointed up by Yugo- slav deputy Premier Edward Kardelj', whc asserted Yugoslavia would take "any measures it might jud'ge necessary" if the foreign ministers put sloyeness in ,that territory under Italian rule. He told a news conference at Soviet headquarters that Yugo- slavia "could never accept a Big Four decision giving Yugoslav peoples to another country." Boston is nearer both European and South American ports than other U. S. harbors, but head for Sinnett-M e a d e r s if your car needs repair. 5-5-H speaking and personal campaign- ing. The schedule as arranged to date, with the local arrangements committees, are: May William Pegg and Perry Blue. May Clint Morrison and A. D. Wells. May Chapel; E. H. Light and Ben Hunter. May Jess Williams and Bud Henson, Jr. May Corner; C. A. Gentry and Fred Barker. June A. W. Oli- ver, Mr. Doolittle. June John Harden and H. G. Gore. June H. M. Phillips and Theron Jones. June Clem Gib- son and J. M. Byrd. June L. E. Fail-child and W. C. Gregory. June J. E. Teague and Ed Little. June J. D. Will- iams and Lee Elliott. June C. T. Ho- gue and R. O. Frederick. Port oi Baltimore To Be Decision of Shipyard Workers to Tie Port BALTIMORE, May. 4. Some 600 workers at the Bethle- hem Steel company's Sparrows Point shipyard voted overwhelni- ingly today to strike for in- creased wages and contract changes. In so doing, members of Local 33 of the Industrial. Union of Ma- rine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (CIO) joined about other workers in the Port of Baltimore in calling the strike for Wednesday. A union spokesman said the ac- tion would tie the port up "tighter than it or any other port in the country has ever been." Company spokesmen were not immediately available for com- rceht. All unions connected with shipbuilding or shipping have agreed to respect picket lines, Oakes added, and will refuse to handle any goods to and from the struck yards and ships in the harbor. The union has asked an 18-cent hourly wage increase, retroactive to last December 4. A company spokesman said figures on the workers' average hourly earnings were not at hand. TEHRAN, May and police officials said today that all of Iran had been evacuat- ed by the Russians, but Prince Mozaffar Firouz, director of prop- aganda, described the Soviet ex- odus from contentious Azerbaijan province as "almost" complete. An Iranian general stalf offi- cer declared "all Iran has been evacuated by the Red army" and gendarmerie officials made sim- ilar statements. Gets Record (at RuneII Bags 375 Pound Tiger In Jungles of Burma Lt. Maynard Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Russell, 1032 South Belmont, is pictured at the left with the tiger he killed in Bahmo, Burma recently. This 75 pound cat is the larg- est ever killed by the 330 G. S. Regiment of the Army Engineers in that area. Lt. Russell, now near Calcutta, India, has spent more than six- teen months in the China-India- Burma theater of operations and hopes to be at home in June. Mrs. Russell, the former Miss Alice Stephens of Konawa, is Sersonnel director at Love Field, alias.________ Chicago Now Faces More Dimming Out Night Life Blacked Out By Restrictions in Effect To Conserve Coal CHICAGO, May 4, go, its night life blacked out by decree and its business and in- dustry limited to a 24. hour week- ly use of electricity, was warned today that further restrictions might be ordere'd next week to reach the goal of a 40 percent savings of coal. The Commonwealth Edison group of power companies report- ed that use of electricity was off 27 per cent at noon todny, com- pared with 17.8 percent yesterday and expressed satisfaction at the trend of compliance. The dim- out order had saved tons ol coal up to midnight last night. The companies normally consume tons daily. Four railroads already have an- nounced curtailment of passengei trains service to conserve coal. The Illinois Central and the Cri- cafio Burlington and Quincy roads today joined the Alton railroad and the Chicago and Eastern Il- linois which took this step yes- terday. The power companies disclosed, meanwhile, -that warnings were being served on 550 violators of the power conservation order and thaf discontinuance of electric service would result from any second offense. FISH SO ARE LIES NOW ATA, Okla., May The liars here aren't lying; they i merely haven't any fish. Word went out today that un- less more fish contributions come in for the annual Liars' club ban- quet on May 10 some of the mem- bers may have to eat sardines. Joe Titsworth, president of the club, said anglers told him fish "few fish arc biting." He didn't say whether he thought that was a lie. Greater, returns for amount in- News Classified Ads May Ask U. N. Consideration Arab Leaders Look For Grand Mufti to Return, Lead Opposition Movement By TOM WILVJAMS LONDON, May eral Arab groups lire reported planning to send a delegation to Moscow to ask the Hussions to champion their cause in Pales- tine before the United Nations, an Arab league spokesman said today -in Cairo. The Arab delegation would not only ask the Kussiuns to hrinjj the subject of Palestine before the United Nations, but would also request the Soviet Union to "support the Arabs in Palestine against the Brilish-Amuricnn re- the spokcgmnn snld, quot- ing Palestine reports. Musa Alnmi, second in com- mand of the Majority Arub parly in Jerusalem, refused to deny or confirm the Cairo report. Unoffi- cial Arab sources said they did not know 'of any appeal to Rus- sia to place the Palestine issuo before the United Nations, Exiled Leader May Return In Palestine Arab leaders, ap- parently more closely united than at any time in the past two decades, were speculating that the exiled grand mufti of Jeru- salem would return to the middle east from France within a month to lead them in opposing British- American proposals that European Jews be permitted to migrate to the Holy Land. Heads of all the Arab states were said to be discussing the re- port of the British-American in- quiry committee, and advices from Cairo said an extraordinary meeting of the seven states in .the Arab league had been decided upon. Lebanon was advanced as a tentative place, but no date-was mentioned. Moscow Is "Aware" There was' n6 official reaction, from the Soviet capital on the Palestine issue, but the Moscow radio took cognizance of the sit- uation, reporting yesterday's general strike and the Arab higher commil.tee's protest to British Prime Minister Attlee. A Reuters dispatch from Jeru- salem said Gen. Sir Alan Cun- ningham, high commissioner of Palestine, had asked the com- mittee to withdraw its protest, which rejected the recommenda- tions of the British-American re- port. The Holyland was quiet on the Jewish sabbath after yesterday's one-day strike by the country's Arabs in protest against the report. Zionist officials in Palestine were silent. Apparently few Arabs question, the Mufti's pro-Axis record in the war, which has led to de- mands that he be tried as a war criminal. U.N. May Be Able To Drop Iran Issue NEW YORK, May 4. W) Spokesmen for several delega- tions to the United Nations se- curity council expressed belief today that the council would be in 'a position to drop the contro- versial Iranian case when it comes up again next week. They said private reports re- ceived by their governments con- firmed press, dispatches from. Tehran that the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Iran would be completed or almost com- plete'! by the May C deadline. Solution of the Iranian case would leave only the Spanish question 'on the council's agenda. GUTHRIE. Okla., May 4, T. C. Bland. 75, a retired farmer, was killed here last night when truck by a Santa Fe freight train. He is survived by his widow, three sons and a sister. TH' PESSIMIST By Cob Th' average motorist these days makes th1 wild man frum Borneo look like a piker. Whul's worse than in front o' a couple o' gum- poppers in
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