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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 7, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 Considering ho rib wordt ond occu»o»ion« accomponying them, announcements that a legislative battle is going to take place "on the floor" usually mean it is going to be on a low level.  Gtntrally fair through Wednesday except partly cloudy south this afternoon.  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  Atereae Net April Pal* Circulation  SUI  Member. Audit Bureau af Circulation  43rd Year—No. 19  House Committee  Slashes SPA Plan  For Lines In Area  Leaves in Construction Program Transmission Lino From Denison Dom to Ada, Rejects Request for Extension From Ada on to Markham Ferry os Not Needed Just Now  B. B. Howard  Dies Today  B. B. HOWARD  Ado Business Mon Since 1907 Wos Critically III For Several Weeks  B. B. Howard, Ada business man since 1907, died at a local hospital just after noon today. He had been critically ill for several weeks and had rallied repeatedly despite a serious heart condition. He was 69.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church.  Active pallbearers will be H. J. Huddleston, Foster McSwain, Orville Spann. Martin Clark, H. S. Moore and Dr. Ed Granger; honorary: R. W. Simpson, John D. Rmard, J. W. Lewis, Dr. Sam McKee I, Les Prince and W. D. Little.  Until recently he was active in management of the Howard Sheet Metal and Roofing company which he had developed from the Howard Tin Shop he established here years ago.  Born In Tennessee  Mr. Howard was born rn Sevierville. eastern Tennessee, grew up tnere and moved to Melissa, Tex. Later he moved to Pottawatomie county, then to Wanette. In 1907 he came to Ada, moving his family here in 1909.  For a number of years he and Charles Zorn, plumber, occupied the building now housing the Home Federal Savings and Loan and Finley and Lollar; they had erected that building.  Built Larger Business Home  In 1930 he erected the Howard building at 115 South Rennie to take care of needs for increasing space of the sheet metal and loofing business. During the war the company had several contracts for government roofing work in this area.  His passing will be felt by manv friends here in addition to the family, and he will be missed at the First Baptist church, wher • his constant interest and sound counsel were valued through manv years.  He is survived by the widow. £31 South Stockton, where the family has lived for a number of years; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Clark of Corpus Christi, Tex , Mrs. Richard Bradford of Coventon. Mr*. Od us Wilfong of Ada. four sons. Bernard G., Clyde, Sam B. and Charles A. Howard, Ada: two brothers. Clarence and Crockett Howard, Sevierville; a half-brother. Earl Howard, Sevierville:    a nephew, Robert  Howard. Sevierville, who has visited here several times. Clarence and Crockett Howard have been here for several days at the bedside of their brother.  Each season we hear the cry for making the golf ball bigge*. It might serve equally well to make the locker highball smaller.  (WEATHER  OKLAHOMA —• Generally fair through Wednesday except partly  cloudy south this afternoon; cooler extreme southeast portion tonight; low temperatures middle 40 s to lower 50‘s; warmer Wednesday.  Forecast For May 7-10  Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—warmer Wednesday ana Thursday, cooler Saturday and Sunday with temperatures averaging within 3 degrees of season's normal; showers Friday. Saturday and Sunday in moderate amount over Missouri Oklahoma and eastern Kansas and light amount western Kansas and Nebraska.  WASHINGTON, May 7.—(ZP)_  The house appropriations committee walloped the ambitions of the Southwest Power administration today, slashing a budget-backed request for $23,323,000 to $3,189,000.  Personally supported by Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Texas), SPA asked the money for transmission lines from hydroelectric power dams in the southwest and to construct steam plants to augment the water power. The money was asked for the fiscal year 1947, beginning July I, to start a longtime program costing $200,000,000.  The cut by the congressional committee was disclosed when it  FACES FIGHT ON FLOOR  TULSA. Okla., May 7. CP) —Douglas G. Wright said today he assumed a fight would be made on the floor of the house to restore more thin $20,000,000 whacked by a committee from an appropriations request of the southwestern power administration.  Wright, administrator of the SPA, told reporters be had not received a copy of the committee’s report and therefore was unable to comment on it in detail.  If the slash were finally approved it would wreck or seriously delay attempts to integrate various hydroelectric projects being built in the southwest by the army engineers.  private  power ownership threshed the matter out for more than a week  (Continued on Page 2 Column 2)  Find Box ‘Holding $9,SOO War Bonds, Driver Is Sought  James Williams of Ada was traveling between Atoka and McAlester on State Highway No. 69 Monday when he discovered a large wooden box laying on the road. He stopped his automobile and found that the box contained $9,500 worth of war bonds in addition to other valuable papers.  He brought the box to Ada, where he turned it over to Quinton Blake, chief of police, who in turn contacted state authorities to find the owner of the box.  In addition to the bonds, the box contained insurance papers, marriage license, car papers and other valuable papers. The important papers designated the owner of the box as Connie E. Murphy of Los Angeles, Calif.  Murphy is believed to be driving a 1935 Studebaker sedan with a California license tax. This information was obtained from the car papers found in the box.  Early Tuesday afternoon, state authorities had not located the driver of the car, according to information from the local police station.  When Murphy is located, he will be told of his loss and given the box and its contents, Chief Blake said.  One ManKilied In Halite al Mina •  Another Wounded in Gun Fight ot Cool Mine  HARLAN, Ky., May 7, UP>— One man was killed and at least one other was wounded today in a gun battle at the International Harvester company’s "Captive” coal mine at Benham, Ky.  J. G. Galbreath, general manager of the mine, identified th* dead man as "Senator” Brock, Stansfill, Ky., another man, identified as Joe Shepherd, Elcomb, Ky., was admitted to a Harlan hospital with a bullet wound in his shoulder. His condition was not considered serious.  Galbreath said he was informed that the men were fired on from automobiles near the mine entrance and that the Benham miners returned the fire.  There were unconfirmed reports that several other men were wounded during the exchange of gunfire.  The Benham mine, employing about 500 men, has been operating under contract with the Progressive Miners union and has continued to operate during the nationwide walkout of the United Mine  ( Workers union since April  The UMW established a picket line at the mine shortly after the nationwide coal strike started, but withdrew it after two attempts failed. UMW. officials said at the time that they hoped to persuade the Progressive Miners to join in the walkout.  Big Four Discusses Trieste Areo  SSS?    *p ainta i“ n f Allied control over the disputed city of Trieste, march through the  streets of the city as the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference at Paris debates the status of the  3! *    /xTi^i U §? S i ^ a Anglo-American bloc is trying to return this much  disputed area to Italy.—(NEA Telephoto by Leo Stocker).  Conciliator Offers Settlement Method  In Reims Where Year Ago Signed German Surrender, Not  Enough Troops to Parade  Charter Heel Series Ends  Neighborhood Discussion Mootings Completed, Board Resumes Work On Revisions  Citizens of the Washington school district filled almost naif of the school auditorium Monday night for discussion of proposals for city charter revision.  Claude McMillan, one of the members of the board of freeholders elected from the ward of which Washington district is a part, presided and after outlining the basis for the proposed changes answered questions or directed them to Dr. C. F. Spencer, chairman of the board.  Again, as in preceding neighborhood meetings, the freeholder board members made it plain that the proposed charter provisions do NOT have anything to do with a raise in water rates, and does NOT set what is to be done about the airport, but would install a revised plea of city government, more efficient and more democratic.  They implied rather definitely that such talk, which has been tied up with charter discussions by some citizens, is an effort to confuse the matter, discredit the proposed change to a council-manager form of city government and so affect the vote that will be called in a few weeks.  They also explained how the proposals are drawn up to keeo out. as far as is "humanly possible,” petty and clique politics.  The board now goes into a series of smaller meetings to decide on final wording of some of the provisions and approval of the charter revision in the final form in which it will be submitted to the voters soon, probably in June.  — »-  Sixth Mystery, Death on List  Body of Mon Found On Railroad Tracks Naar Texarkana Daad Whan Placed Thera  TEXARKANA, Ark., May 7, UPI—The mutilated body of a man was discovered on railroad tracks near Texarkana early today and a coroner said the death was suspected as the Texarkana area’s sixth slaying in six week'?.  Dr. Frank C. Engler, coroner of Little River county, Ark., said the man was identified from a social security card as Earl Cliff Mc-Spadden. The man also carried a registration card with the U.S. employment office at Shreveport, La., dated May 6, 1946.  A first report said the social security card, No. 147-09-4323, was issued in Kansas, but the Shreveport U.S.E.S. office said the series of numbers indicated it was issued in Baltimore, Md.  The Shreveport office said the man had filed a “courtesy claim” at Shreveport yesterday, but had failed to leave his home address.  XX Engler said his coroner’s jury, etc., picking up fourth Graf  Engler said that his coroner’s jury returned a verdict that the man came to his death at the hands of persons unknown, and that he was dead before the body was placed on the tracks.  The body was found about 6 a. rn. on tracks of the Kansas City Southern railroad, about sixteen miles north of Texarkana. A freight train had passed about 5:30 a. rn.  The body was discovered as officers in this area were searching for the person who shot Virgil Starks to death as Starks sat in his living room listening to the radio Friday night. Starks wife was wounded by the same assailant. His slaying occured in Miller county, Ark., also near Texarkana.  No developments were reported in the search for Starks’ slayer.  Injustice To Tiger, Slayer  Maynard Russell Bogged 750-Pounder In Burma  Anyway, it was a tiger, and it was killed in Burma by Lt. Maynard Russell.  First information on the weight of the animal was 375 pounds. That didn’t do justice to the mag  nificence of the huge striped ‘ tty, for he weighed 750 pounds. Then, it slipped through in the  story Sunday that the animal weighed 75 pounds (the deck of the headline said 375, to make it all a bit more confusing).  And to complete the confusion, Russell was on the right of the picture and not on the left.  So if you still have that Sunday front page, insert 750 pounds for the 375 and the 75 pound figures, and move the reference to the Ada man to the right, from the left, and you’ll have it all straight   -Ii-  ShowersHovlng On Out of State  Ado Galt .27 in Rainfall During Night  By The Associated Press  Thunderstorms which dotted Oklahoma overnight are expected to move eastward out of the state today after dumping more rain in the southeastern part, the federal weather bureau predicted.  A long range forecast indicated another storm is on the way, however, with more showers due Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Temperatures are expected to remain near normal.  Heaviest overnight rainfall was recorded at Shawnee, where 1.38 inches fell.  Almost every point in, the northeast part of the state reported some rain overnight, but the amounts varied greatly. Parksville had .29, Chandler 1.07, Miami, .15, Muskogee, ,.92, Newkirk JI, Okmulgee 1.12, Ponca City .33, Pryor, .91, Sallisaw .36, Tulsa .84, and Vinita 1.11.  In the southwest Altus had .56, Carnegie .02, Hollis .09, Waurika .21, and other points were missed completely. Elk City had .04, El Reno .21, and Enid .52.  In the southeast Ada reported .27, Ardmore and Durant .01 each, McAlester .27, Poteau .03, and Tuskahoma .09.  Dairy Calves Arrive Here  Shipment Brings 115 From Wisconsin; 21 Go To Adults, Others to Farm Youths  Three cattle cars, occupied by 115 head of dairy animals from Wisconsin, arrived in Ada T jes-day morning; the calves are being distributed to farm youth in Pontotoc county. Twenty-one of the animals were purchased by C. H. Hailey, county agent, and Elmer Kenison, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, for county adult dairymen.  In addition to 73 head of Milking Shorthorns, which was the largest single consignment of purebred dairy cattle ever to leave Janesville, Wis., there were six Jersey and 13 Guernseys bought in Jefferson county and 40 head of Holsteins, nearly all purchased in Dane county.  Guerrillas Strike In Philippines  Mara Dangerous New, Being Armed with Jap Nambu Machina Guns  MANILA, May 7.—GR)—Guerrillas armed with Japanese Nambu machine-guns today ambushed a Filipino military police patrol near Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, killing a private and possibly 13 others.  Col Liberate Littaua, Luzon MP zone commander, said the body of Pfc. Gregorio Gunges showed signs of having been beaten with rifle butts. He said the patrol was ambushed by Hukbal-ahaps (peasant guerrillas) who have been blamed for scores of recent killings in central Luzon.  “They’re the same people that caused trouble before,” said the colonel, “but with a difference. Now they have guns—Browning automatic and Garand rifles, Japanese rifles, Nambu light machineguns and even a mortar.”  *-  LAWTON, May 7.—(ZP)—Maj. Gen. Ralph Met. Pennell, retired, will heed a new bank at Fort Sill, expected to be in operation by July I.  The bank’s new charter lists the new firm as the Fort Sill National bank. Its beginning capital was placed at $50,000 with a surplus of $10,000 and undivided profits totaling $5,000.  Many of the cattle purchased in Dane county were from state institution herds. Milking Shorthorn sires were purchased from individuals.  Third Such Trips  The Ada buyers were assisted by Mr. McCann of Janesville, L. J. Merriam, of the Jefferson county Guernsey association, and County Agent R. V. Hurley of Dane county.  It was the third trip for the Ada buyers in Wisconsin. They went north in 1944 to purchase 39 head of Holsteins and returned last year to buy 57 head of Holsteins and Shorthorns; this year the program was greatly expanded.  County farm youths who are members of the FFA or 4-H clubs pay nothing at the time of delivery, but nave the right to pay actual cost plus transportation at any time to acquire full ownership. Otherwise they agree to turn back a purebred calf to * their sponsor in payment for the animal placed in their custody.  Six From Granger Herd  In addition to the cattle purchased in Wisconsin, six Jersey heifers were purchased from Dr. Ed Granger before Kenison, Hailey and Harvey Lambert left for the northern state to acquire additional purebred dairy cattle for Pontotoc county farm youths  Ninety-four of the animals from Wisconsin, plus the six purchased from Dr. Granger will go to farm youths. An additional 18 head of purebred dairy heifers are to be purchased to fill an original order for 118 head.  Local and state businessmen signed contracts to sponsor youngsters in the dairy program and for that reason 118 head of dairy animals will be added to the herds in the county.  It was estimated that $18,400 was paid for the 115 animals bought in Wisconsin.  Cordry Accused Of Redden Driving  Ira Cordry was arrested Monday by Cy Killian, highway patrolman, and charged with reckless driving in the Percy Armstrong justice court.  He entered a plea of guilty and was fined $10 and costs Tuesday morning.  Cordry drove a 1938 Chevrolet coach from an unknown point to about one mile north of Ada on Highway 99, without due regard to traffic existing there, say the charges.   *-  GENERAL DIES IN EUROPE  FRANKFURT, Germany, May 7, (JP)_Brig. Gen. Edward C. Betts, judge advocate general of American forces in Europe, died of a heart ailment here last ni^ht. army headquarters announced today. He was 56 years old.  Gen. Betts was stricken a wee* ago and removed to 97th General hospital. Mrs. Betts, who flew from Washington by plane, and their daughter. Anne, a Berlin Red Cross club director, were at the bedside.  REIMS, May 7. UR—The city of Reims, where one year ago today Col. Gen. Gustav Jodi scratched his name on a document which sent the European phase of World War II into the archives of history, observed th* first anniversary of the sur. ender quietly—with too few soldiers in town to hold a parade.  The citizens and soldiers observed the day mainly by visiting the surrender room in the “Little Red Schoolhouse,” the former "war room” of supreme head quarters, allied expeditionary forces, which has become a French National shrine and a place where visitors may absoro a bit of the atmosphere of the historical events which occured in it.  The room has been preserved exactly as it was at the moment of the German capitulation.  The war maps are there, the weather maps, railway maps and supply maps. "A "lay-on” I lard lists air force missions of the following day. There is a chart of allied casualties as of May 6. 1945. showing 122.072 killed in action, 468,267 wounded and 71,-  561 missing. Next to .it is a chart in the form of a nazi-swastika. showing 4,035,051 German prisoners taken.  In the center of the room ii a long, scarred and begrimed table where the historic surrender document was signed. Placed around it are 13 straight-backed wooden chairs, with placards showing who occupied them.  Unless the visitor looks clo.sly he is apt to miss a piece of paper pasted on the wall near a row of windows. The paper is ^the "top secret” war room daily summary. No. 335.  It reads;  "Surrender. The German government surrendered unconditionally at Reims, France, at 0241 hours 7 May 1945. The instrument of surrender was signed by Lt. Gen. W. Bedell Tmith for f e supreme commander and by Cen-eral Oberst Gustav Jodi for th* German government. Maj. Gen. Ivan Susloparov signed as representative of the Russians, and Gen. Francois Sevez as representative of the French government. Hostilities officially cease at 2301 hours, central European time.”  Understanding With Russia Is Churchill Plea, Through U. N.  Only With Suck Understanding Can Catastrophe Ba Avoided, He Says, Describing Awful Results af Alternative Course  LONDON, May 7.—(AP)—Winston Churchill declared today “the supreme hope and prime endeavor” toward achieving lasting peace “is to reach a good and faithful understanding with Soviet Russia through the agency and organism of the United Nations.”  School Sanitation Drive Shows Much Gain Over County  A Pontotoc school improvement drive, sponsored by the county superintendent's office in cooperation with the county health department, was successful to the point that an average gain for all the rural schools in the county is 36 per cent.  The greatest gain was 276 per cent, made by the Union Hill school. On the first check made by authorities, the school had a total of 25 points, but when the last cheek was made the school was credited with 94 points.  How Points Earned  ► “Only in this way can catastrophe be avoided,” he said.  The wartime prime minister spoke at a ceremony giving him the freedom of the city of Westminister, the section of London embracing the houses of parliament and Westminister Abbey He spoke at Church house, where the first session of the United Nations security council was held.  Churchill asked the world to ponder “what happens if the United Nations themselves are sundered by an awful schism, a clash of ideologies and passions?”  "Failure to find the answer,* he said, "may lead the whole human race into a new period of misery, slaughter and abasement more agonizing and fatal than those which have twice been endured in the lifetime of most of us.”  He called on "the English-speaking world and the western democracies of Europe to move together in creating a true fel-  If everything was in ship- —  ------ ...    „  shape, a school could collect the i Iowship with Russia.” following number of points; wat-! “I hope in this world  a. ...aaI., 0 4  ___A. I 'In    41 AI____...MI    I.    .  cr supplv, 24 per cent; toil**! facilities, 24 per cent; lavatory facilities. IO per cent; heating and ventilation. 12 per cent; lighting, IO per c*»nt; building. 8 per cent, and equipment. 12 per rent.  Fifty-two schools had a possible score of 5,200 points on the score sheet used by the health department. Actually, these 52, schools scored 2,811 points for 53 per cent on the first check.  The first scores varied from IO to 98 per cent out of a possible score of IOO. The score indicated a greater effort on the part of some schools was greater than others.  Norman C. Mitchell, county superintendent, said that he is well pleased W’ith the improvement made by county schools in the improvement program.  How They Gained  Colbert went from 78 to 98, A h I o s o from 64-90. McCalls Chapel 64-98, Worstell 86-96; Union Hill 25-96. Maxwell 44-81, Wilson 29-73, Vanoss 60-76, Union Valley 58-65, Oakman 85-  88, Summers Chapel 42-74, Lightning Ridge 40-70. Red Oak, 43-65, Laxton 58-71. Lula 41-50, Steedman 37-52, Owl Creek 43-66.  Lovelady 62-79. Pecan Grove 73-91, Black Rock 55-62, Francis 75-89. Pi-kett 82-92, Conway 40-81, Cedar Grove 84-98, Center 42-  89, Galey 41-43. Bebee 36-29, Hart 68-90. Lawrence 64-73. Homer 44-80. Horse Shoe 22-22, Sunshine 25-53.  The first check gave the schools 1.729 and the second showed a gain of 655 or 2,362.  STILLWATER^ May 7.—(AV-Tlje federal bureau of investigation, in cooperation with Oklahoma A. & M. college, will conduct a school for law enforcement officers at Camp Redlands May 27 through May 31.  Speakers will include* FBI agents. Attorney General Mac Q. Williamson, and Maj. J. M. Thaxton, of the Oklahoma highway patrol.  -Ii-.  Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads  organization there will be a strong France and a revived Italy,” he said. "France, after all her troubles, may yet lead Europe into peace and plenty.”  Flashing ti UgM Spars Search Crew  May Indicate Someone Survived Crash in Mountains  LIVINGSTON. Mont, May 7. ‘•R—Reports of a flashing light on a mountain near Geyser, Mont.. 75 miles north of here, early today gave rise to hopes that more than one man may I ive escaped from an army "plane missing since Sunday with six a-board.  The Great Falls, Mont., army air base public relations office said an investigation was launched immediately after a resident of Geyser reported seeing the flashing light.  The plane took off from Billings, Mont., for Seattle Sunday.  One of the occupants, Sgt. Frank Avry. Youngstown. Ohio, bailed out near Wilsall, in central Montana.  At Wright field, Dayton, Ohio, the public relations department identified the six aboard as:  Maj. D. L. Van Fleet, the pilot, Maj. L F. Simmons. Lt. Col. H. W. Sachs, Lt. M. S. Epstall. S/Sgt. W. H. Wiggins, and Chris E. Backus, civil service employe, of Dayton. Ohio. Addresses of the army personnel were not available immediately.   -  ENID. May 7.—(;P>—The Enid symphony orchestra, under the direction of Victor B. Danek. will give a concert here Thursday night as a special feature of national music week. Miss Mary Marcia Buchanan, high school senior, violinist, will be concert soloist  Both Sides In Quid Denial  Not Received, Soy Operators; "Joke," Says Mina Union Official af Offer  WASHINGTON. May 7(iPi— Government Conciliator Paul W, Fuller said today he had made to operators and mine workers a proposal to clear the way for settlement of the 37-day old soft coal strike.  Both sides in the controversy, however, immediately questioned Fuller’s statement to reporters.  Edward R. Burke, head of the Southern Coal Producers association, told newsmen the operators had received no peace proposal from Fuller.  At the headquarters of John L. Lewis, of the United Mine Workers, an official said that to characterize the Fuller proposal as a definite proposition for settling the strike was "a joke.”  Both May Deny It  Informed of the reaction to his statement of operators and mine workers. Fuller said it might be anticipated that both sides would deny a proposition had been made, because neither party would care to be placed in the position of rejecting such a proposal in a time of crisis.  Burke's denial that a definite peace proposal had been received was made after a caucus of the operators, which Fuller said was called to discuss it Fuller said his proposal also would be considered at a meeting today of the UMW’s €50-man policy committee.  Fuller declined to discuss lbs terms of the proposal.  (In New York, Edward F. Mc-Grady, a special mediator in the coal negotiations, said he hoped there might be a settlement very shortly.)  Contract negotiations between the miners and operators were recessed until tomorrow to permit further study of the proposal.  Fuller's Own Proposal  It was reported by those inside the conference that Fuller’s proposal was his own and did not originate at yesterday’s White House meeting of President Truman, Secretary of Labor Schwel-lenbach. Reconversion Director Snyder and White House Assistant John R. Stedman.  Fuller interrupted this morning’s negotiating session to confer separately with Lewis and with Charles O’Neill, head of the Northern Appalachian Producers group, and Edward R Burke, head of the Southern Coal Producers association.  The government proposal was offered shortly after the solid fuels administration clamped tighter restrictions on soft coal deliveries to consumers.  Household users having more than a five-day supply on hand were denied any more bituminous coal, in one of a series of restrictive orders effective immediately.  Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace told a news conference in Detroit that the coal strike was rapidly reaching the point whJve it would "transgress general welfare.”  Pickett Graduation Dale Announced  doting Day Fragrant Set Far Wednesday Night  A graduation and closing da program will be given at th Pickett school Wednesday nigh at 8 o’clock, according to Mrs, Btl Be vers, eighth grade sponsor.  Six eighth graders will iak part in the graduation exercise and ‘Norman C. Mitchell, count superintendent, will be the prin cipal speaker.  Mrs. Revers said that the publi is invited to attend the clasin day program and the graduate exercises.  US Bote Blank*. JR  Whut's become o’ th* ol* fashioned girl who thought holdin’ hands wuz goin’ too fer?  You don't have t’ be crazy t he a newspaptr man, but it helps a lot   

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