Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 9, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Charges about some organization 'picking' a candidate sometimes have an dmusing reverse twist, when the voters do their picking and leave his hopes as bare as a fresh-picked chicken. Scattered showers and thunder storms this afternoon and tonight becoming general Friday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net April Paid Circulation 8131 Member. Audit Bureau af Circulation 43rd Year—No. 21 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY PRESIDENT QUESTIONS ONE IMW DEMAND Senate Unanimously Approves Extension Of Draft to July I Lays Aside British Loan Bill Long Enough to Pass Measure; Proposal Must Be Approved by House lf Draft To Be Extended Beyond Expiration Data of May 15 WASHINGTON, May 9.—(AP)—The senate approved unanimously today an extension of Selective Service until July I. The action came on adoption of a joint resolution by Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Col.) after the senate had tem-prarily laid aside the $3,750,000,000 British loan bill. Bonds Back With Owner Ploy From Trucker to Pa-lice to Patrol to AP, to Papers Brings Them Together Connie E. Murphy of Los Angeles, Calif., was in Ada early Wednesday night to get $9,675 worth of War Bonds lost from his house trailer Tuesday morning between McAlester and Atoka on State Highway No. 69. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy have been making their home in California for a number of years, but started to return to Oklahoma, April 29. for an extended visit with some of his relatives in Muskogee, Tulsa and Enid. End of Trailer Fell Out While enroute from Atoka to McAlester, the rear end of a house trailer that was being pulled behind their automobile fell out. The travelers did not know that the trailer was only partially intact until they neared McAlester and heard something dragging. Didn’t Find Green Box Mr. Murphy stopped the car and the two people proceeded to search for a green box that had previously been used as an ammunition carrier bv the army. While looking for the box, they found that a waffle iron, some pillows and several other small items had fallen out of the trailer. If the measure later is approved by the house the draft act would be continued in its present form for a month and a half be-young its May 15th expiration date. Democratic Leader Barkley noted that the extension also would keep alive until July I President Truman’s authority, under the Smith-Connally amendment to the selective service act, Tonseize struck coal miners. President Truman, at a news conference, said the draft law was in a bad situation. He said he urged its extension as long ago as September. Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) told reporters he will move, as soon as the senate completes action on the British loan bill, to take up a committee - approved measure which would extend selective service for a year but limit service of inductees to 18 months. Expires May 15 Barkley said he will press his motion against an attempt by a group led by Senator Eastland (D-Miss) to force before the senate a revised version of the house-approved Case strike control bill. The draft law expires May 1$. Gurney said he and other supporters of a full year’s extension of the draft would support Barkley’s position. If the senate decides to act on the labor legislation, he said he then will offer the 30-day extender to prevent a lapse in the functions of selective service. House and senate proposals for draft extension differ widely. Next On “Must” List “Draft extension is next on the must list,” Barkley reiterated to a reporter as demands increased that the senate either lay aside the $3,750,000,000 British loan bill or follow it immediately witty The trailer was unhitched from r—. -- -—•« the car and the couple retraced ; * e 8islation designed to end the their path to Atoka in hope of nationwide soft coal strike. path to Atoka in hope recovering their lost belongings Nothing was found at that time. So hurrying back to where their trailer was parked, Mr. Murphy stopped several passing Off-stage support for Barkley ajid other ^hackers of a full-year peacetime extension of the draft act came meanwhile from the American Legion. John Thomas Taylor, legisla- automobiles asking occupants if .. ^°* ln Thomas Taylor, legisla they had seen some articles ve spokesman here for the Le strewn along the highway. £ lon * asserted in a statement that Passer Finds Bonds I, con § ress fails to act before the In the meantime, James Wil- May deadline “millions of men Hams. his wife and a cousin from ? nc * wor ^f n . in the armed Tacoma, Wash., saw a green box f° rc os will lose their re-employ-- • - - - - ment benefits.” Barkley Confident Taylor suggested that this section of the draft act be extended immediately even if actual inductions are allowed to come to a halt. But Barkley and most draft supporters believe they can win senate approval for a full-year extension sometime this week. However a senate-house conference committee must reach a compromise and it in turn must be approved by both houses. The senate bill, approved by its military committee, would extend the draft until May 15, 1947, limit service of inductees to 18 months, excuse fathers and limit inductions to numbers not supplied by volunteers. The house voted only a nine-month extension, wiped out the teen-age draft and then added a five-month induction “holiday” to give the voluntary system a “complete trial.” Malsuda Brought To Trial al Shanghai MUKDEN, May 9.—(/P)—Col. Genji Matsuda, commander of the infamous Hoten prison camp where Gen. Jonathan Wainwright and 1,500 other American war prisoners were held, today was taken to Shanghai to stand trial as a war criminal. He is charged with responsibility for the deaths of some 200 Americans, condoning cruelty by his staff and forcing prisoners to work in war industries without providing air raid shelters for them. He and his staff were captured by an American ground rescue team Sept. 19, 1945. The prisoners at the Hoten camp, near here, were survivors of the Philippines invasion. Many had gone through the Bataan death march. Rations were meager and heat was insufficient for the sub-zero weather. Medical supplies were non-existent and the Japanese refused to distribute Red Cross supplies. laying rn the middle of the road. Williams, who was on a milk route for Steffens, stopped his truck and found the bonds and other valuable papers in the box that had been lost by Murphy. Williams turned the box over to members of the Ada city police force. The police found that Murphy was driving a Stude-baker automobile and also found other valuable information. All of the information available was turned to highway patrol headquarters in Oklahoma City and the publicity man there' gave the information to the Associated Press. ' The Associated Press sent the story to many papers in Oklahoma and surrounding states. Everybody’s Happy At the Muskogee postoffice, Murphy mentioned to a clerk that he had lost the bonds. The clerk said he had read an AP story that the bonds had been found. Murphy returned to Ada to claim the lost items. The loser offered high praise to the city police force for their part in helping him recover the missing box. He also gave Williams a nice reward for finding and returning the box. SPAVINAW, Okla., May 9 — <j4*>—A six-day search over Spavinaw lake came to an end today when fellow officers recovered the body of Tulsa police Captain Wade Foor, drowned Friday in a boating accident. The body was found near the south shore, across the reservoir from the spot where a boat capsized with Foor and detective Captain Glenn Elliott. jWEATH ER Oklahoma — Scattered showers and thunder storms this afternoon and tonight becoming general Friday; cooler panhandle late tonight; lowest 55 panhandle, lower 60's remainder of state; cooler Friday, much cooler northwest half. Peace Conference Continues in Paris The grim faces of Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, right, and Senator Arthur H. Vandenburg of Michigan, left, betray the inability of the Peace Conference to reach an agreement on major peace problems at the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference in Paris, France. Byrnes and Vandenburg are shown as they leave one of the sessions.—(NEA Telephoto). Secretaries lo Convene Here For Friday, Saturday Program New Vole Precinct In Ada; Pittstown, Pranks Combined Notices have been posted of two changes to be made before election time rolls around again. A new box will be installed in Ada while the Fittstown and Franks precincts will be combined into one voting district. The new voting place in Ada will be known as Ward 2 Precinct 4 and will bt located in the northeast section of town. The boundaries will be the south line of Sixth street to the north boundaries of the city limits, and east of the east line of Mississippi avenue to the city limits east. f Some 15 blocks will be included in this area. Voters in this area have heretofore voted at Willard school, making it one of the largest boxes in the city. Joe Beck, secretary of the county election board, said that there will be 17 voting places in Ada at the next election instead of 16. A notice of the consolidation of the Fittstown and Franks precincts was posted May 6 and after a given time the Franks precinct will no longer exist, but will be a part of the Fittstown precinct. The new precinct will be known as the Fittstown precinct. Its boundaries wilr include all the territory embraced by the Fittstown and Franks precincts before the consolidation. Voters within the boundaries of the new precinct created will vote at Fittstown. Mr. Beck said that the voting place at Fittstown will be the same while the election board has yet to pick a place for voting in Ward 2, Precinct 4. Death Penally For Northern Is Urged DALLAS, Tex., May 9.—(ZP)— A criminal district court jury recommended the death ‘penalty for Buster Edward Northern, 17, after convicting him last night of the murder of Mrs. W. H. Mc-Menry, 68, McAlester, Okla. Defense attorneys immediately announced they would appeal. Northern was charged with the robbery and beating-slaying of Mrs. McHenry near here March 28. Northern pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to the slaying of the Oklahoma woman who gave him a ride in her car, bought him food and brought him to Dallas. Mrs. McHenry died a few days after Northern left her lying for dead in a ditch and took her car. *---- * Chamber of Commerce Secretaries of State Have Busy Two-Day Schedule Commercial Organization secretaries from at least 30 cities in Oklahoma are expected to attend the spring conference of the state association at the Aldridge hotel Friday and Saturday. An address by Samuel Pet-tingill from Indiana will be one of the principal speeches of the conference, which will continue through Saturday. His address will be broadcast over radio station KADA in Ada and KVOO in Tulsa at 12:30 p. rn. Friday and then will be transcribed over the Oklahoma Network from 3:30 to 4 p. rn. Registration will be at the Aldridge hotel from IO to 11:45 a. rn. Friday and those who have registered will be in the large banquet room at 11:45 a. rn. for the luncheon, which will be followed by the address by Pettingjll. Keating To Preside Milton Keating, secretary of the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and former secretary of the organization here, will preside at the afternoon session, which will be held in the private dihing room of the Aldridge. “Activities and plans of U. S. Army Engineers in Oklahoma,” will be the subject of a Col. Claude H. Chorpening, corps of engineers, district engineer, Tulsa. Joe Scott A Speaker He will be followed by Joe C. Scott, president of the state board of Agriculture, who will address the group on “The Business of Agriculture.” The group will attend a banquet at the Silver Dollar, where entertainment will be furnished by the Holdenville Rotary Quartet. After the banquet, the men and their wives will take part in a dance at the Aldridge. Starting at 8 o’clock Saturday morning, men attending the meeting here will take an excursion trip to the Lazy D Ranch before turning to business at 9:45. Tax Experts On Program Several tax experts will speak at the first business session Saturday morning. Glenn Faris, secretary of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, will be the principal speaker at the 10:45 a. rn. program. “It All Adds Up” is the subject selected by H. J. Dollingt»r, assistant manager of the Southwestern Division of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. His talk will be tile last of the conference. • Unfinished business will be taken up Saturday afternoon. Iran Hoping Early Report All Reds Oui Soviet Silent; Council Action Deferring Discussion Satisfies Iranians I By CHARLES A. GRt’MIC'H NEW YORK. May 9.—(ZP)— Iranian sources indicated today— j amid a stony Soviet silence—that they hoped to report soon and conclusively to the United Na- j tions security council on the de-1 parture of Russian troops from Iran. The Iranians appeared satisfied with the council’s action yesterday in deterring further discussion of the Soviet-Iranian issue until May 20 to obtain fuller information on which to determine its next move. As Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala prepared to return to Washington today, a spokesman for Iran said he expected a “conclusive” report from his government well before that date. The council, in the face of Russian Delegate Andrei Gromyko’s boycott of yesterday’s meeting and the continuous silence of Moscow on. the council’s request for information on Iran, decided not to call on Russia again for the status of Red Army withdrawals. Instead, on the motion of U. S. Delegate Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., it took into account “the communication and travel difficulties in that remote area” and asked Iran to supplement her preliminary report of May 6 as soon as possible or report any information whatever not later than May 20. Ala reported in a memorandum to the council Monday night that four northern provinces had been cleared but that interference in Azerbaijan prevented Iran from ascertaining whether the evacuation there was complete. There was no opposition to the Stettinius resolution from either France or Poland, which previously had supported Russia’s unsuccessful attempts to have the Iranian case dismissed from the agenda. Greater returns for amount in- ............. vested—Ada News Classified Ads terday’s blast. TULSA, Okla., May 9.—(ZP)— Herbert F. Stonesprings, 47, one of three workmen burned in a natural gas explosion at a dry cleaning plant, died today in a hospital. James Dyess, 42, remained in critical condition, but Ira B. White, 29, was reported slightly improved. Fire Marshal George Askew continued an investigation of yes- Allen High School Announces Program Senior Sermon Sunday, Commencement Program Thursday Allen high school announces senior sermon for Sunday, May 12, at ll a.m. and commencement exercises for Thursday, May 16, in the high school auditorium. Dr. W. G. Beasley will deliver the sermon and Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Central college, the graduation address. In the Sunday program Bro. O. R. Perkins will give the invocation and Bro. George McDow the benediction. Curtis Nelson will sing, as will the mixed quartet composed of Deone Mclnory, Jimmy Nell Roark, Ben Rebman and Carroll Doyle. Mackay Johnson will play for entrance and exit of the seniors at both programs. Thursday night Bro. B. M. Slones will give the invocation and Bro. O. D. Smith the benediction. Special music includes a duet by Deone Mclnory, the mixed quartet, Curtis Nelson, Joan Bonds will give the salutatory and Randall Douglas the valedictory address. R. H. Trivitt will present awards and Supt. L. R. Watson the diplomas. Members of the graduating class are: Jimmie Anderson, Randall Douglas, Carroll Doyle, Ira Dobbs, Clark Foreshee, Pete Hed-dleston, Mackay Johnson, Jimmie Kytle, James Marler, Billy Pipkins, Forest Smyers, Gerald Weems, James Parks, Everett, Milner, Harvey Butler, Jr., Joan Bond, Hope Gill, Margaret Jordan, Muriel McCormick, j Mary Palmer, Mary Reeves, Jer-aldine West, Mary Wilson. State's Highway Death Toll Ie ISO By The Associated Prest Oklahoma’s traffic fatality toll for 1946 was raised to 180 in the death of Clarence Walkingstick, 34, of near Westville, Adair county, the highway patrol reported today. Walkingstick was killed when a civilian owned jeep in which he was riding overturned two miles west of his home on U. S. highway 62. Two other passengers, Lionel Childers and Bert Tarkington, of Tahlequah, were treated for cuts and bruises. Walkingstick’s death was the lith traffic fatality of the month, the patrol said, compared with nine for the same period in May, 1945. Easing of Armistice Terms Is Now Likely Otherwise Council of Foreign Ministers Begins Its Third Week of Conferences in Pessimistic Atmosphere By LOUIS NEVIN PARIS, May 9.—(AP)—Prospects for adoption of an American proposal to ease armistice terms for Europe’s vanquished nations improved today as the foreign ministers* council began its third week of conferences amid an otherwise generally pessimistic atmosphere. -^ On the agenda was U. S. Sec- _ mm retary of State James Byrnes’ Europe Near Feared Split Breakup Into Rival Soviet-Western Spheres Close To Complete Cleavage By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON. May 9, <ZP>— The long-feared split of Europe into rival Soviet-western spheres is close to an accomplished fact, diplomatic authorities said here today, because of the failure of the foreign ministers’ conference at Paris. Taking a pessimistic view, these authorities look for impending developments to complete the cleavage between the areas of Russian dominance and those under the influence of the western powers, headed by the United States and Britain. A final factor in the division, they believe, will be Bitain’s announcement in the next few days of support for Secretary of State Byrnes* proposal for long-range control of Germany—a proposal sharply assailed in the Soviet press. Foreign Minister Bevin reportedly was cool to the Byrnes’ idea at first but upon study was said to have revised his opinion and given Byrnes private assurances that he favored its main principles. Byrnes advocated a 25-year treaty among the United States, Britain. Russia and France to keep German from making war again. Russia immediately objected to the proposal and has continued to do so. Byrnes took the treaty proposal to Paris in the hope that if all other methods of establishing peace in Europe seemed to be failing he could at least win Big Four agreement on a formula for removing Germany from the area of power politics. Russia’s brusque reaction to the proposal has served to make it, in the American and British view, a symbol of the long-feared split, foreshadowing Europe’s division into competing spheres of influence. Whether further effort in diplomacy can eliminate this division and restore unity to the continent remains to be seen. Rain, Cool Weather Due Back in Slate Strong Winds Expected To Cause Sharp Drop in Mercury By The Associated Press Strong winds in the wake of showers and thunderstorms predicted for Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow night. Temperatures during the next 24 hours will average from a high of around 80 to a low of about 60. but winds shifting into the north tomorrow afternoon will cause a sharp drop in the mercury. Skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers tonight in western and central Oklahoma, becoming general over most of the state tomorrow. Light rainfall has already been reported by several stations, the heaviest at Ponca City. Ada with a maximum of 81 was the state’s warmest spot yesterday while Waynoka turned in the state’s low of 42 early today. WASHINGTON, May 9.—(ZP)— OPA today raised retail price ceilings for window shades from two to 12 cents. Manufacturers’ ceilings are being increased 15 to 20 per cent, effective immediately, to offset higher wage and material costs. suggestion that the Big Four foreign ministers recognize their failure to agree on vital differences by shifting the task of drafting peace treaties to a 21-nation conference, which some quarters speculated might last six months. Make 'Balance Sheet* The deputy foreign ministers, meanwhile, continued listing their apparently complete disagreement on most major points the peace treaty drafts in a balance sheet to be presented to their chiefs later in the day. The balance sheet was called for following Byrnes’ proposal to call a general European peace conference in Paris June 15. Byrnes told the conferees yesterday that the ministers at Moscow last December promised the world a peace conference. Britain and France gave prompt support to Byrnes’ suggestion but Russia demurred. All three said they would have to consult their governments. A member of the American delegation said the United States did not believe it was necessary to submit a hard and fast treaty to the peace conference, but that drafts, including the points in dispute, should be turned over to the lf You Miss Your Paper If for any reason you fail to get your Ada News, call Number 4—week-days before 7:00 p. rn.—Sunday before 10:00 a. rn. We wiil deliver you one by special carrier. Circulation Dept. Phone 4 (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) Truman Still Does No! Consider Paris Conference Failure WASHINGTON. May 9, (Jfi— President Truman told his news conference today that he did not yet consider the foreign ministers conference in Paris a failure. When the time comes that it has broken down, he said. Secretary of State Byrnes will be authorized to make an announcement. Some diplomatic authorities here, however, took the view that the conference had failed and that this meant a split of Europe into Soviet and western spheres. Mr. Truman told reporters he had not heard about any drastic change in American policy toward Russia because of the disagreements on major European peace issues which the Paris meeting has produced. And. he remarked shadily, the president makes the foreign policies. Mr. Truman was asked, too, whether he knew of the existence of a German army in the British zone of occupation in Germany. He said he did not think there is one. The questioner had referred to articles by Walter Lippmann, New York Herald Tribune columnist, on conditions in Germany as a result of a personal study of conditions there. Mr. Truman said he had read the articles and by way of comment remarked that hindsight is a great thing. A reporter wanted to know whether in this case “hindsight is accurate.” Mr. Truman said he couldn't answer that, that he hadn’t been to Germany himself. Francis Ready For Graduation Week dosing Programs for High School Begin on Sunday Francis high school graduation week activities begin Sunday morning, May 12, with the senior sermon, and close Thursday, May 16, with commencement exercises. Both programs will be hfeld in the high school auditorium. The Rev. Bonner Teeter will deliver the sermon. Nancy Crews will play for processional and recessional; Lloyd Jones will give the invocation and Howard O. Pickett the benediction, with the girls quartet to sing on^ number. At the Thursday program Babe Green will give the salutatory and Billie Hooser the valedictory address, the girls quartet will sing. Judge Moss Wimbish will be the speaker. Ina Henson will present diplomas and Edythe Hudson and R. G. Duke the awards. Members of the senior class are Lillian Horn Brown, Harold E. Coburn, Juanita Lewis Caudill. Babe Green, Billie Hooser, Leroy Lewis, Glen R. Smith, Tommy L. Tingle. Juanita West, Margie Williams and Clinia Wilson. Sees Bar To Royally Pay Truman Pictures Coal Shutdown as Approaching Strike Against Government NEW STEPS TAKEN Dimout in East and Midwest Ordered, Auto Assembly Lines to Ba Suspended WASHINGTON, May 9.—(ZFV-President Truman pictured the coal shutdown as approaching a strike against the government itself today and questioned the legality of a royalty payment to the United Mine Workers- a key in deadlocked negotiations. A news conference which centered on the coal strike and government steps to settle it brought these statements from Mr. Truman: 1—Various ways of coping with the strike are under consideration including a White House conference of operators and United Mine Workers. 2— As to government seizure of the idle mines. Mr. Truman will cross that bridge when he comes to it. 3—The president said he thought that a royalty payment to a union would be barred by a provision of the Wagner labor relations act. He did not specify what provision. Coal operators say Johh L. Lewis, president of the UMW, is demanding a IO cent a ton royalty on coal to finance a welfare fund for miners. May Seise Railroads 4—He w'ould favor government seizure of the nation's railroads if that is necessary to keep trains running. 5—In discussing royalty payment, he said that while the wage stabilization board approved a one per cent pension fund payment to an AFL Electrical Workers Union, by means of a payroll tax, he thought that was a different sort of thing from a royal- ty The president’s position on royalty payments was backed up by Edward R. Burke, president of the Southern Coal Producers association. who said the operators have taken the same stand. Burke told reporters that section eight of the Wagner act prohibits as an unfair tabor pract tice. any employer making a financial or other contribution to a union.* Bill Opposes Royalty * In addition, Burke said legislation introduced by Rep. Willis Robertson (D-Va) would make it a penal offense for a union to demand a royalty or for an employer to pay it Burke said that the employers could, however, contribute any amount they chose to a health and welfare fund which was administered by an independent agency, such as the Red Cross. Lewis has demanded that the union be administrator of the welfare fund. As Mr. Truman spoke, coal shortages cut deeper into industrial production and prompted government agencies to take new steps to conserve fuel—including a dimout in the east and midwest. (In Detroit, the General Motors and Chrysler corporations announced the impending suspension of their assembly lines as a result of curtailed rail shipments.) Checking On Authority Replying to a question, Mr. Truman said that he is going into the matter now as to whether he has authority to end the 39-day old coal strike without the consent of John L. Lewis, president of 400,000 striking United Mine Workers. But, he said he did not favor laying aside the British loan in the senate to take up labor legislation. Mr. Truman termed the British loan as just as important. H- Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads TH’ PESSIMIST Sr Bob Blanks, la Another trouble about livin’ in ’n apartment—when you have words with your wife you can’t git out o* hear in’ distance without lea vin’ home. —OO— Our idea o’ over confidence is crackin’ a grocery store egg over a hot skillet first.