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Ada Evening News, The (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 of Circulation 43rd 21 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY PRESIDENT QUESTIONS ONE UHW DEMAND Senate Unanimously Approves Extension Of Draft to July 1 Lays Aside British Loan Bill Long Enough to Pass Measure; Proposal Must Be Approved by House If Draft To Be Extended Beyond Expiration Date of May 15 WASHINGTON, May senate approved unanimously today an extension of Selective Service until July 1. The action came on adoption of a joint resolution Sen- ator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Col.) after the senate had tem- prarily laid aside the British loan bill. If the measure later is approv- ed 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 Iceep alive until July 1 President Truman's authority, under the" Smith-Connally amendment to the selective ser- Bonds Back With Owner Play From Trucker to Po- lice to Patrol to AP, to Papers Brings Them Together Connie E. Murphy of Los An- geles, Calif., was in Ada early Wednesday night to get of War Bonds lost from his house trailer Tuesday morn- ing between McAlester" and Atoka on State Highway No. 69. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy have been making their home in Cal- ifornia for a number of years, but started to return to Oklahoma, April 29, for an extended visit 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 pull- ed behind their automobile fell out. The travelers did .not know that the trailer -was only par- tially intact until they neared McAJester 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 am- munition carrier by 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 trail- er. The trailer was unhitched from the car and the couple retraced their path to Atoka in hope of recovering their lost belongings. Nothing was found at that time. So hurrying back to where their trailer was parked, Mr. Murphy stopped several passing automobiles asking occupants if they had seen some articles strewn along the highway. Passer Finds Bonds In the meantime, James Wil- liams, his wife and a cousin from Tacoma. Wash., saw a green box laying in 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 po- lice force. The police found that Murphy was driving a Stude- baker automobile and' also found other valuable information. All of the information avail- able was turned to highway pa- trol headquarters in Oklahoma City and the publicity man therex gave the information to the As- sociated Press. The Associated Press sent the story to many papers in Okla- homa and surrounding states. Everybody's Happy At the Muskogee postofficc, Murphy mentioned to a clerk that he had lost the bonds. The clerk said he hnd 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 Wil- liams a nice reward for finding and returning the box. SPAVIN AW, Okla., May six-day search over Spav- inaw lake came to an end today when fellow officers recovered the body of Tulsa police Captain Wade Foor, drowned Friday in a vice 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 se- lective 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 sen- ate a revised version of the house-approved Case strike con- trol bill. The draft law expires May 15. Gurney said he and other sup- porters of a full year's extension of the draft would support Bark- ley's position. If the senate de- cides to act on the labor legisla-1 tion, he said he then will offer the I Peace Conference Continues in Paris Iran Hoping Early Report All Reds Out The grim faces of Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, right, and Senator Arthur H. -Vandenburg of Michigan, the in- ability 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 Secretaries to Convene Here For Friday, Saturday Program boating accident. The body was found near the south shore, across the reservoir from the spot where a boat cap- sized with Foor and detective Captain Glenn Elliott. JWEATHER! Oklahoma Scattered showers and thunder storms this after- noon and tonipht becoming gen- eral Friday; cooler panhandle late tonight: lowest 55 panhandle, lower GO's remainder of state; cooler Friday, much cooler north- 30-day .extender to prevent a lapse in the functions of selective service. House and senate proposals for draft extension differ widely. Ncxl On "Musi" List "Draft extension is next on the must Barkley reiterated to a reporter as demands increased that the senate either lay aside the British loan bill or follow it immediately-witlj legislation designed to end the nationwide soft coal strike. Off-stage support for Barkley and other of a full-year peacetime extension of the draft act came meanwhile from the American Legion. John Thomas Taylor, legisla- tive spokesman here for the Le- gion, asserted in a statement that if congress fails to act before the May deadline "millions of men and women still in the armed forces will lose their re-employ- ment benefits." Barkley Confident Taylor suggested that this sec- tion of the draft act be extended immediately even if actual induc- tions 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 confer- ence committee must reach a compromise arid it in turn must be approved by both- houses. The senate bill, approved by its military committee, would ex- tend the draft until May 15, 1947, limit service of inductees to 18 months, excuse fathers and limit inductions to numbers not sup- plied 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." west half. Matsuda Brought To Trial at Shanghai MUKDEN, May Genji Matsuda, commander of the infamous Ho.ten prison camp where Gen. Jonathan Wain- wright and other American war prisoners were held, today was taken to Shanghai to stand trial as :i war criminal. Ho is charged with responsibil- ity for the deaths of some 200 Americans, condoning cruelty by his staff and forcing prisonei-s to work in war industries without providing air raid shelters for thorn. 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 I supplies. New Vote Precinct In Ada; Fitfsfown, Franks 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 combin- ed "into one voting district. The new' voting place in Ada will be known as Ward 2 Precinct 4 and will be located in the north- east 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. Some 15 blocks will be includ- ed 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 that there will be 17 voting places in Ada at the next election instead of 16. A notice of the consolidation of the Filtstown and Franks pre- cincts was posted May 6 and after Chamber of Commerce Secretaries of State Have Busy Two-Day Schedule Commercial Organization sec- retaries from at least 30 cities in Oklahoma arc expected to attend the spring conference ot 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 sta- tion KADA in Ada and KVOO in Tulsa at p. m. Friday and then will be transcribed over the Oklahoma Network from. to 4 p. m. Registration will be at the Ald- ridge hotel from 10 to a. m. Friday and those who have regis- tered will be in the large banquet room at a. m. for the lunch- eon, 'which will be followed by the address by .Pettingjll.- Keating: To Milton Keating, secretary of the Lawton Chamber of Com- merce and former secretary of the organization -here, will pre- side at the afternoon session, which will be held in the private dihing room of the Aldridge. "Activities and plans U.. S. Army Engineers in be the subject of a Col. Claude H. Chorpening, corps of __-- I-AIAV; J.J.1 wj. a given time the Franks precinct engineers, district engineer, Tul- will no longer exist, but will be I sa a part of 'the Fittstown precinct. Juc Scott A Speakcr The new precinct will be known as the Fittstown precinct. Its boundaries wilrincludc all the territory embraced by the Fitts- town and Franks precincts before the consolidation. Voters within the boundaries of the new precinct created wilU 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. 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 ban- quet at the Silver Dollar, where entertainment will be. furnished by the Holdenville Rotary Quar- tet. 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 excui'- sion trip to the Lazy D "Ranch before turning to business at Tax Experts On Program Several tax experts will speak at the first business session- Sat- urday morning. Glenn Faris, secretary of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, will be the principal speaker at the a. m. program. "It All Adds Up" is the subject selected by H. J. Dollinger, as- sistant manager of the Southwes- tern Division of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. His talk will be the last of the conference. s Unfinished business will be taken up-Saturday afternoon. TULSA, Okla., May Herbert F.' Stonesprings, 47, one of the Oklahoma woman who j Of three workmen burned in a gave him.a ride m her car, bought natural gas explosion at. a dry him food and brought him to plant, died today in a las- hospital. Mrs. McHenry died a few days James Dyess, 42, remained in after Northern left her_ lying for critical condition, but Ira B. Death Penalty For Northern Is Urged DALLAS, Tex., May A criminal districtv 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 dead in a ditch and took her car. Greater returns for amount in- News Classified Ads terday's> blast. White, 29, was reported slightly improved. Fire Marshal George Askew continued an investigation of yes- Soviet Silent; Council Ac- tion Deferring Discussion Satisfies Iranians By CHARLES A. GBUMICH NEW YORK, May Iranian sources indicated amid a stony'Soviet they hoped to report soon and conclusively to the United Na- tions security council on the de- parture of Russian troops from Iran. The Iranians appeared satisfied with the council's action yester- day in deterring further discus- sion, of the Soviet-Iranian issue until May 20 to obtain fuller in- formation on which to determine its next move.. As Iranian-Ambassador Hussein Ala prepared to return to Wash- ington today, a spokesman for Iran said he expected a "conclu- sive" report from his government well before that date. The council, in the face of Rus- sian 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 com- munication 'and travel .difficulties in that remote area" and asked Iran to supplement her prelim- inary report of May 6 as soon as possible or report any informa- tion 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 evacu- ation there was complete. There wns-no "opposition" to the Stettinius resolution from either France or Poland, which pre- viously had supported Russia's unsuccessful attempts to have the Iranian case dismissed from the agenda.________ Allen High School Announces Program Senior Sermon Sunday, Commencement Program Thursday Allen high school announces senior sermon for Sunday, May 12, at 11 a.m. and commencement ex- ercises 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 invo- cation and Bro. George McDow the benediction. Curtis Nelson will sing, as will the mixed quar- tet 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. will give the invocation and Bro. O. D. Smith the benediction. Special music "includes a duet by Deone Mclnory, the mixed quar- tet, Curtis Nelson, Joan Bonds will give the salutatory and Ran- dall Douglas the valedictory ad- dress. 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 Pip- kins, Forest Smyers, Gerald Weems, James Parks, Everett, Milner, Harvey Butler, Jr., Joan Bond, Hope Gill, Mar- garet Jordan, Muriel McCormick, Mary Palmer, Mary Reeves, Jer- aldine West, Mary Wilson. State's Highway Death Toll to 180 By The Associated Press Oklahoma's traffic fatality toll for 1946 was raised to ISO in the death of Clarence Wulkingstick, 34, of near Westville, Adair coun- ty, 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. high- way 62. Two other_-passengers, Lionel Childers and Bert Tarkir.gton, of Tahlequah, were treated for cuts and bruises. Walkingstick's death was the llth traffic fatality of the month, the patrol 'said, 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 r By LOUIS KEVIN PARIS, May for adoption of an Amer- ican proposal to ease armistice terms for Europe's vanquished nations improved today as the foreign ministers' council be- gan its third week of conferences amid an otherwise general- ly pessimistic atmosphere. On the agenda was U. S. Sec- retary of State James F. Byrnes' suggestion that the Big Four for- eign ministers recognize their failure to afiree on vital differ- ences by shifting the task of drafting peace treaties to a 21- nalion conference, which some quarters speculated might last six months. Make 'Balance Sheet' The deputy foreign ministers, mennwhile, continued listing their apparently complete dis- agreement on most major points the peace treaty drafts in a balance sheet to be presented to Near Feared Split Breakup Into Rival Soviet- Western Spheres Close To Complete Cleavage By JOHN M. HIGIITOWER WASHINGTON, May 9, The long-feared split of Europe into rival Soviet-western spheres is close to an accomplished fact, their chiefs later in the day. The balance sheet was called for fol- lowing Byrnes' proposal to call a general European peace confer- ence in Paris June 15. diplomatic authorities said here i Byrnes told the conferees yes- today, because of the failure of terday that the ministers at Mos- the foreign ministers'' conference at .Paris. Taking a pessimistic view, these authorities look for impend- ing developments to complete the cleavage between the areas of Russian dominance and those un- cow 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 gov- ernments. der the influence of the western i A member of the American del- powers, headed by the United j egation said the United States did States and Britain. A final factor in the division, they believe, will be Bitain's an- nouncement in the next few days of support for Secretary of State Byrnes' proposal for long-range control of proposal sharply assailed in the Soviet press. Foreign Minister Bevin report- edly 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 princi- ples. Byrnes advocated a 25-year treaty among the United States, Britain, Russia and France to keep German from making war again. Russia immediately ob- jected to the proposal and has continued to do so. Byrnes took the treaty propos- al 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 dip- lomacy can eliminate this division and restore unity to the continent remains to be seen. Rain, Cool Weather Due Back in State Strong Winds Expected To Cause Sharp Drop in Mer- cury By The Associated Press Strong winds in the wake of showers and thunderstorms pre- dicted 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 beer, reported'by several stations, the heaviest at Ponca City. Ada with a maximum of 81 was the state's warmest spot yester- day while Waynoka turned in the state's low of 42 early today. WASHINGTON, May OPA today raised retail price ceilings for window shades from two to 12 cents. Manufacturers' ceilings are be- ir.fi increased 15 to 20 per cent, effective! immediately, to offset higher wage and material costs. not believe it was necessary to submit a hard and fast treaty to the peace conference, but that drafts, including the points in dis- pute, should be turned over to the If You Miss Your Paper If for any reason you fail to get your Ada News, call Number be- fore p. before a. m. We will deliver you one by special carrier. Circulation Dept. Phone 4 (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) Truman Still Does Not Consider Paris Conference Failure WASHINGTON, May ft, 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, Secre- tary of State Byrnes will be auth- orized 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 to- ward Russia because of the dis- agreements on major European peace issues which the Paris meeting has produced. And, he remarked sharply, the president makes the foreign poli- cies. Mr. Truman was asked, loo, 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 col- umnist, 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 com- ment 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 him- self. Francis Ready For Graduation Week Closing 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 held in the high school auditorium. The Rev. Bonner Teeter will deliver the sermon. Nancy Crews will play for processional and recessional; Lloyd Jones will Rive the' invocation and Howard O. Pickett the benediction, with the girls quartet to sing one, num- ber. At the Thursday program Babe Green will give the salutatory and Billie Hoqser the valedictory address, the girls quartet will sing, Judge Moss Wimbish will be the speaker. Ina Henson will present diplo- mas 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 Wil- liams and Clinis Wilson, Sees Bar To Royalty Pay Truman Pictures Cool Shut- down as Approaching Strike Against Government NEW STEPS TAKEN Dimout in East and Mid- west Ordered, Auto Assem- bly Lines to Be Suspended WASHINGTON, May President Truman pictured the coal shutdown as approaching a strike against the government it- self today tind questioned the le- gality of a royalty payment to the United Mine key in deadlocked negotiations. A news conference which cen- tered on the coal strike and gov- ernment stops to settle it brought these statements from Mr. Tru- man: ways of coping with the strike are under consideration including a White House confer- ence of operators and United Wine Workers. to government seizure of ,he idle mines, Mr. Truman will cross that bridge when he comes to it. president said hft thought that a royalty payment to a union would be barred by a provision of the Wagner labor re- lations act. He did not specify ivhat provision. Coal operators say John L. Lewis, president of the UMW, is demanding a 10 cent a ton royalty on coal to finance a welfare fund for miners. May Seize Railroads would favor government seizure of the nation's railroads if that is necessary to keep trains running. discussing royalty pay- ment, he said that while the wage stabilization board approved a one per cent pension fund pay- ment to .an AFL Electrical .Work- ers Union, by means of a payroll tnx, he thought thnt was a dif- ferent sort of thing from' a royal- ty. The president's position on roy- alty payments was backed up by Edward R. Burke, 'president of the Southern Coal Producers as- sociation, who said the operators have taken the same stand. Burke told reporters that sec- tion eight of the Wagner act pro- hibits as nn unfair labor pract tice, any employer making n fi- nancial or other contribution to a union.' Bill Opposes Royally Tn addition, Burke said legisla- tion introduced by Rep. Willis Robertson (D-Va) would make it a penal offense for a union to de- mand a royalty or for an employ- er to pay it Burke said that the employers could, however, contribute any amount they chose to a health and welfare fund which was admin- istered by an independent agency, such as the Red Cross. Lewis has demanded that the union be ad- ministrator of the welfare fund. As Mr. Truman spoke, coal shortages cut deeper into indus- trial production and prompted government agencies to take new steps to conserve a dimout in the east and midwest. (In Detroit, the General Mo- tors and Chrysler corporations announced the impending suspen- sion of their assembly lines as a result of curtailed rail ship- ments.) 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 con- sent of John L. Lewis, president of striking United Mine Workers. But, he said he did not favor laying aside the; British loan in the senate to take up labor legis- lation. Mr. Truman termed the British loan as just as important. Greater returns for amount In- News Classified TH' PESSIMIST Dob Blinki, It, Another trouble aBout livin' in 'n. you have words with your wife you can't git out o' hearin' distance without leavin' home. Our idea o' over confidence is crackin' a grocery store egg over a hot skillet first
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