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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Sports and politics have a woy of adopting current phrases or words to their slanguage, and now we wonder when we'll read of a radar-visioned passer and an atom-bomb political aspirant. WEATHER Partly cloudy Sunday with scat- tered thundershowcrs and show- ers in east and extreme south. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Net April I'lld circulation 8131 Member, Audit Bureau of 43rd 29 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPK Sermon Programs Open Graduation Week in Schools Ada High Senior Sermon This Afternoon, East Central College Baccalaureate Tonight Lead to Commencement East Central State college and Ada High School today began Graduation Week with senior sermons, to which the public is invited. The week's activities continue on through the college commencement on Thursday morning and the high school graduation Thursday night. Opening the week's program is the senior sermon program of Ada high school, to begin this afternoon at o'clock at Ada Junior high school. (List of graduates will be School Calendar Sunday Ada high school senior sermon, p.m., Ada Junior high school auditorium, Rev. F. R. McConn- ell speaker. East Central State college, Hor- ace Mann high school, 8 p.m college auditorium, baccalaureate sermon. Dr. Ray E. Snodgrass, Enid, speaker. Wednesday Horace Mann high school grad- uation, 10 a.m., college auditor- ium. Horace Mann Junior high edu- cation, 2 p.m.. college auditorium. Thursday East Central college graduation, 10 a.m.. college auditorium, Dr. M. L. Wardell speaker. Ada Junior high school Awards Assembly, 10 a.m., Junior high auditorium. Ada high school graduation, p.m., Junior high auditorium, Supt. Rex O. Morrison speaker. Friday Grade cards p.m. at Ada high. p.m. at Ada Junior -X- Three of Governor Candidates Set Up Offices in Ada Three local offices for candi- dates for governor will be going full blast here the first of the week. Dixie Gilmer headquar- ters have been open several days at Main, over Hen- sler's Drug store. Warren Beck Kice, local attorney, is heading the Gilmer campaign here. Ac- tivities at the headquarters are expected to take on greater force as a result of Gilmer's speech here Saturday. Headquarters for Roy Turner have been established at 104% East Main. Several of the sup- porters of the Hereford breeder and oil men are interested in the campaign, but reports late Sat- urday was they had not chosen a county manager. One of the main supporters, who preferred that his name not be mentioned at this time, said the headquarters would be a beehive of activity the first of the week. The H. C. Jones crowd started activity Saturday when they se- lected Guy Thrash, former may- or, to head the drive in this coun- ty. Headquarters will be estab- lished over the Corner Drug store early in the week, Mr. Thrash said, and the Jones campaign will be under way. Many of those active in the Kerr campaign here four years ago are in the Jones organization, but Mr. Thrash said there is no connection between the Kerr administration and the Jones campaign. Whether any of the other can- didates for the chief executive post will be set up in Ada could not be learned. Reports 'from Tulsa are that Johnson 'D. Hill is starting a more active drive, and it is assumed he will have .an or- ganization here. ------------K------------ Stormy Season Loams A stormy mass of warm moist air moving up across Texas and a cold front shoving in from the northwest are due to collide over Kansas and Missouri today Sun- with rip-snorting thunder- storms and possibly hail in some places as a result, the weather bureau reported last night. The weather charts indicated clearing skies and lower temper- atures by tonight. THROUGH TRAINS DELAYED AT ST. LOUIS STATION ST. LOUIS, May 18, gineers and trainmen, who refus- ed to receive notification of the railroad strike postponment from anyone but officers of their local brotherhoods, held up the depar- ture of four important through trains from Union Station late today for as much as four hours. Trains thus delayed were the wabash's Pacific Coast limited ior Denver and San Francisco, the Burlington's Zephyr Rocket for St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Pennsylvanani's St. Louisan for New York and Washington and the New York Central's Missour- ian for Cleveland, Detroit and New York. found on Page 2.) Rev. Frank McConnell, Naz- arene church, will be the speak- er. A junior mixed choir will sing for the processional and re- cessional. College Sermon Tonight Tonight, at 8 in the college auditorium, Dr. Ray E. Snodgrass, Central Christian church, Enid, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the col- lege seniors and the Horace Mann high school seniors. An alumnus of Drake univer- sity, DCS Moines, Iowa, Dr. Snod- grass has held pastorates in sev- eral states, is widely known as a lender in, young people's work and as an effective speaker. He a jn evangelistic Assisting on the program will be Rev. Virgil Alexander, First Methodist church, invocation, and benediction, and Rev. J. O. Mi- chael, First Christian church, scripture reading and prayer. The college choir, directed by Mrs. Marpuerite Hawkinson, will sing two numbers. Mrs. Dorothy McGee Stubbs will play organ processional and recessional mu- ic. Exams, Then Commencement For many school children the next three days spell with glad release Strike Postponed For Five Days, Rail Schedules Being Resumed is also work. to follow near week. the end of the Horace Mann high graduates a class of seniors Wednesday morn- ing at 10 in the college audito- rium and Horace Mann Junior high final program is at 2 p.m. JEast Central commencement cornes Thursday at 10 a.m. with Dr. M. L. Wardell, history, de- partment of Oklahoma univer- sity, as speaker. Ada high school will graduate its senior class Thursday night at the Ada Junior high school audi- torium, with Rex O. Morrison, superintendent of Ada'schools, as speaker. IWEATHER! i. Oklahoma: Partly cloudy Sun- cay with scattered thundershow- ers and showers in east and ex- treme south Sunday forenoon; cooler Sunday, much cooler west and north. Seriously Injured In Unusual Mishap Wheel of Truck Hurls Rock Through Car's Windshield, Hitting Driver VALLIANT, Okla., May Bradley, 37, Wright City, Okla., sawmill worker, was seriously injured near here to- day when the rear wheel of a truck shot a one half pound rock through the windshield of Brad- ley's car, striking him. on the forehead. The accident, reported by Highway Trb'oper Cecil happened 3 miles north of Valliant, in McCurtain cownty. Snapp described the 'accident thusly: The two vehicles met on a re- cently-graded gravil hill. Just as the truck came even ..with the car, the left rear dual wheel pinched a rock weighing 'about one-half pound. The rock went through the windshield of the car Bradley was driving. Brad- ley fell -unconscious against Titus McDaniels, 18, a passenger, and McDaniels grabbed the wheel, running the car into a ditch where it'stopped. Bradley was taken to a doctor n Valliant who said he had suf- fered a compound fracture of the skull and had small chance of re- covering. He was then taken to Ark., hospital' for Sec. Byrnes Sees Truman Hurries to Confer on Paris Conference, Will Tell Na- tion by Radio Monday By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON, May of State Byrnes re- ported to President Truman 'for two hours today Paris con- ference of foreign'' ministers which failed to settle the peace of Europe but, in Byrnes view as reported by associates, did not fail completely to advance the prospects for .-a'settlement. The secretary, returning by air today, hurried to the White House 'to tell his chief about the Paris session which had recessed Thursday until June 15. He will report to the nation on it by radio Monday night.1 Returning with him '.we're his two advisers from Capitol Hill, Senators Connally chairma'n of the'foreign relations, committee, and Vandenberg (R- leading GOP spokesman on international 'matters. Vandenber? Disappointed Connally told a news confer- ence that he would report to the senate Wednesday on the con- ference. Vandenberg is expected to speak to the senate Tuesday after Byrnes' Monday night talk. Connally said in a formal state- ment that" "substantial progress" had been made at Paris which, it was believed, would "help the next meeting on June 15 to agree upon treaties." Some of Vandenberg's friends report that he considered the Paris meeting pretty largely a failure, but he declined public comment at the airport. Byrnes Not So Pessimistic Byrnes was represented as be- ing not quite so.pessimistic about this left- for Paris April "23. He evidently feels that the United States' bargaining position with Russia has been im- proved by the Paris agreement for revision of Italian armistice terms. He expects this to ease the pressure lor quick peace agreements, which previously had been concern.' Letter Carriers Of State Convene Here Forty-Third Convention Began Saturday Evening, Con- Tinues Today; Delegates Assembling from All Parts Of Oklahoma The forty-third annual convention of the Oklahoma State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers and eighteenth convention of the Ladies Auxiliary got underway early Saturday afternoon here. primary American Urges Voters to Be Active in Elections WASHINGTON, May (iP) Among the greatest dangers to popular government are indiffer- ence and neglect on the part of voters, Rep: Wickersham (D- Okla) said in the congressional record. Counfy Goes Over Goal in Cancer Fund Donations Pontotoc county, after a slow I start, finished well and now has reached and surpassed the goal of the cancer funds drive begun i some time ago. j The local drive leaders have I sent ;a check to the American Cancer Society for rep- resenting the .net amount raised in the county. Rex O. Morrison, Ada schools superintendent, was chairman nf the drive and Louis M. Long treasurer for the Pontotoc coun- ty unit. I. G. Killough headed the work in downtown Ada which resulted in finally achiev- ing the goal of Conference Opens Monday on World Food Program Russian help, an inter- national conference starts work here Monday on long-range plans for..a well-fed world. Called by the United Nations food- and agriculture organiza- will skip' most problems of; the current famine to concen- trate on those of the four or five years beyond. American experts plan to pro- pose improvement of internation- al food allocation machinery by adding Australia and France to the combined food board. The United States, Britain and Cana- da are the only members now. Russia Stays Away Representatives of nearly a score of countries and of interna- tional agencies concerned with food will attend the eight-day conference. The Soviet embassy said Russia would send no dele- and that it .would not even -u -ij i vnav AI..VVUUIU IIUL even should contribute your I'have observers present so far as a DeQueen, treatment. Tornado Hits Near Henrietta, Texas HENRYIETTA, Tex., May 18, tornado cut a three-mile swatch about three miles east of here about 6 p. m. CST today leaving the highway strewn with debris and at leasty three houses demolished. Reuben Baxter, oil field work- er of Nocona, Tex. said he was driving home from Wichita Falls, Tex., when the storm hit just ahead of him. In order to get through to Hen- said he had to clear the highway in several places of telephone and power lines blown down. Baxter said en route to Hen- rietta he saw at least three houses demolished'. In one place he saw an automobile which had been blown from the highway in- to a field. Baxter said it ap- peared no one was injured. share by going to the polls and voting and urging your neighbors to do the statement said. "We have no right to criti- cize unless, we do take part-in elections. "If we are to maintain 'a gov- ernment of the people, by the people- and for the people, we must vote. Democracy depends upon it. There should be no in- difference on our part." Army Offers Some Active Duty Now WASHINGTON, May- army today offered active military duty to National Guard and reserve officers who volunteer to serve.'at home or abroad at least until mid-1947. The quotas include 'air forces and service force officers in addition to who will be accepted for the ground forces, however, non-pilot The air force consist's only of 150 technical specialists. United States had 'four auto- mobiles registered in bad they couldn't be serviced then at Sinnett-Meaders. 5-19-lt .The war department explained that the officers accepted would replace those who were eligible for separation and added that it was follow this policy of service until the army attain- ed a permanent post-war status. No Rail Confusion At Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA. CITY, apparently was little confusion here today 'as a result of the last-minute postponement of the National Railroad strike and Stationmasters at the Santa Fe and Union depots reported all trains left on schedule. The only train reported delay- ed was the Santa Fe. from Fort Worth, due in Oklahoma City at p.m. A two-hour delay was posted on the train but no positive indication the delay was caused by the strike. At El Reno, terminal point for much of the Rock Island, _-----cl vlalt in and out of Oklahoma City, by him, and efforts to trace him little confusion was evident and through hotel registration and trams were reported running other, means have failed to pro- llrlPVP eivlb-rt _3.i____ _ T i c is known now. The meeting's objective is to bring major food producing na- tions into agreement on the grow- ing and distribution of food on a permanent basis, starting from the time this year's crops begin to alleviate the Hunger in many lands. Delegates will listen Monday to from President Truman and former President Herbert Hoover. Committees will spend the bulk of the .week in secret sessions, working on plans for a perman- ent solution of the world's food problems. Group Says Hoover Wrong Food for Freedom, an organi- zation which claims it speaks for members of religious, labor, farm, wbmen's civic and other groups, said in a statement today that another food confer- ence will be held here next week. Spokesmen for national organi- zations, it said, will urge action to stop 'the march of famine and send a delegate to appeal to pres- ident Truman. The Food for Freedom group, headed by Mrs. Dwight Morrow, said that Herbert Hoover's "op- timism" about good weather helping world wheat prospects "has thrown confusion into a tru- ly alarming picture of world fam- Registration was from 4 to 8 p. m. at the Aldridge hotel. A joint meeting started at 7 p. m. with from' 19 Okla- homa cities present, i More will be arriving this morning from all parts of the state. Delaney Voices'Welcome W. A. (Gus) Delaney, Jr., pres- ident of the Ada Cl.amber of Commerce, gave an address of welcome. M. A. Montgomery, state president of the association, gave the response. Mrs. Mary West, Ada postmast- er, gave a welcome address in behalf of the Ada Post Office. A chalk reading was given by Miss Flora McReynolds, accomp- anied by Miss Ruth Hager. After the general meeting, the men and women went to-their re- spective places for a business ses- sion to end the first session of the conference. Banquet Today The meeting opens again at p. m. today with a ban- quet. Principal speakers for the af- ternoon session include Max O. Snider, Urbana, 111., member of the MBA, and an address by Wil- liam F. McHale, national vice president of NALC. The meeting is scheduled to close this afternoon following the election of officers for the state- organization. Cities represented early 'Satur- day Anight included- Oklahoma City, Seminole, Enid, Tulsa, Bar.tlesville, Shawnee, Waurika, Stillwater, Duncan, Me Alester, Muskogee, Pawhuska, Ponca City, El Reno, Lawton Sul- phur, Vinita' and Cushing. DislricTCriminar Trial Docket Gets Under Way Monday A jury will be impanelled at 10 o'clock Monday morning as a session of district court gets un- derway and 28 criminal cases are scheduled to be heard during the week. Seven cases are on the docket for Monday and an equal number are scheduled for Tuesday; only three cases are scheduled for Wednesday. One of the cases on the docket 'for Wednesday includ- es a case against Aubrey Grant (Orb) Murray, who is charged with murder. Five cases will be heard Thurs- day and six .are on the docket for Friday. The court has the docket drawn up for five days. The first case scheduled to be heard by the court involves an embezzlement charge against Hawkins. Another case on the docket, for Monday is that of Howard Kirkpatrick, who is .charged with assault with intent to kill. Alvanley Johnston, left, Grand Chief Engineer of the Brother- hood-of Locomotive Engineers and A. F. Whitney, right president of the Brotherhood of RR Trainmen, arrive at the White House for a conference with President Truman. After being advised by the union leaders that they could not settle their dispute with the carriers, President Truman ordered government seizure of the railroads. Whitney earlier announced he would not cancel the strike despite the seizure but would leave it to each individual worker as to whether he would work for the federal controlled railroads. Saturday the strike date was postponed five NBA Truman May Accept Labor Law Changes Unwilling to Approve Any Drastic Restrictions on Unions, Not Weakening Administration's Political Ties with Them WASHINGTON, May Truman was represented on Capitol Hill, today as being willing for con- gress to make some changes in labor disputes laws but op- posing any drastic restrictions on unions. Legislators who have discussed the matter recently with Mr. Truman said he expressed the hope that'any action con- gress takes will not be such as to force-him to'veto the re- sultant legislation. Despite the difficulties the president has had in attempting to bring about settlements in con- troversies between management and unions in major industries, none of his Capitol Hill friends thinks he has altered the friendly attitude he maintained toward Oorganized labor while in the sen- Local Stores Will Close on Memorial Day of This Year Hasn't Indicated Dislikes Memorial Day comes on May For that reason, they say they 30, which is Thursday of next have no doubt that the president week, and all retail merchants in would veto any restrictions he Belter Government Club Will Heel George Corleson to Be Speaker at Banquet-Pro- gram Tuesday Night The Better Government club of Pontotoc county will meet for a banquet at the Aldridge hotel Tuesday at according to officials-of the organization. George' Caiieson, graduate of the University of Colorado, grad- uate 'of'.Oxford University in Ada except drug stores will be closed all day in observance of the day. This decision has been made -is members of the Retail Merchants Association. There is. also a move being started to arrange a suitable city- wide observance of Memorial Day this year and announcement of such program will fce made as soon as details are worked out. The auto dealers division of the association has considered the matter of holidays and has agre- ed to observe six during eacli Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Other groups of merchants are expected to consider taking simi- lar steps soon, looking to a better planning ahead for employers and employes and to making nos- sible better community obser- vance of the outstanding holidays of the year. previous estimates. EARL BBOWDER HASN'T BEEN SEEN IN MOSCOW MOSCOW, Sunday, May Browder, former head }f the communist party in the United States, has done a good job of keeping out of sight if he now in the Soviet Union. Finnish state police reported that Brpwder crossed the Finnish border into Russia on May 4, but le has not appeared in" Moscow at any place frequented by for- jignersi and" no member of the foreign' colony has claimed to have seen him. The Soviet press has made no of Browder nor any visit ---f----- jiicdllo Jlovc -Lcljleu utj LJiU- there after the strike deadline. 1 diice a clue as to his whereabouts. "Mr.. the organization and a man who' went declared, "has given to the public mto thet a Private and the impression that the world came Wlth the rank of c.aPtai" food needs are only a third of i S r 6emS awarded the Silver previous estimates." ?tar> Bronze Star and Purple Purple Heart, will be the principal speaker. W. (Gus) Delaney, Jr., will be toastir.aster. PRESBYTERIAN DECISION ON TJNION IS DEFERRED MONTREAT, N. C., May general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States, at its' 86th session starting here Thursday, probably will .postpone for another year action ted States of America (Northern Presbyterian The church's news service said today the committee on coopera- tion and union would recommend to the accembly that its report be delayed until 1947 to permit further study before the complet- ed and revised plan is presented. AFL Council Now Worried Over War WASHINGTON, May 18, The executive council of the AFL said today that it viewed "with the gravest concern the mounting threat of another world war." The council, asserting that "we must reach a clear understanding with said" that country had "eniployed the methods of aggression (rather than self-da- Further delay and "appease- ment" offer little hope of suc- cess and "may only widen the breach" with the Soviet union, the governing body of the Amer- ican Federation of Labor added and went on: _ "If the policy of Soviet RussiJ is lo be 'tough', we must show her that we can be tougher in our defense of basic principles. "We call upon the government Russia observe her wartime com- mitments based on the Atlar.th These views were expressed in a statement approved by the council on Friday and released today. Greater returns for amourtt in- News Classified Ads would lay too heavy a hand on the activities of unions. But they add that thus far Mr. Tru- man has not said which of pend- ing senate proposals he likes or which he dislikes. The matter reportedly was dis- cussed at some length at this week's meeting of legislative leaders at the White House. Remarks by Secretary of La- bor Schwellenbach, at an Atlantic City meeting of the CIO steel- workers Friday was taken gener- ally on Capitol Hill as a clear- cut indication that the adminis- tration is not weakening the po- litical ties it has maintained with labor unions. CIO Activity Urged Schwellenbach urgea trie CIO group to expand its already con- siderable political activities, de- claring that it has "a duty and responsibilty" to improve living standards for the whole working class, as well as the unions them- selves. If the administration altitude is represented in the senate by Barkley, it apparently is one of letting developments take their course for a while without step- ping into the middle of the fray. Last Chance Plea Made for Bingham OKLAHOMA CITY, May last chance appeal lo save the life of Alfred Clarence Bing- ham, scheduled to die in the elec- tric chair May 31 for the slaying of his divorced wife, was made today in a petition filed with the state pardon and parole board by Hardld Me Arthur, Tulsa at- torney. McArthur, asking the board to set hearing on the petition May 27, indicated expert witnesses would be, called to prove Bing- ham insane. The- criminal court of appeals last refused to take jurisdiction and conduct a sanity hearing. Bingham's only chance to es- cape the chair is for the parole board, to recommend Gov. Robert Kerr grand clemency. The board previously had refused to make such a recommendation. Bingham, Tulsa house painter, convicted of murdering his divorced wife in 1943. Truman Wins Strike Delay Jutt Before Strike Into Effect, Union Chiefs Ac- cept New Bid to Negotiate SOME TRAINS STOPPED Troniportation Snarled In Big Rail Centers Before Order Received WASHINGTON, May Truman won a five- day postponement of the railroad strike today. It came only minutes before the strike was to start in the eastern part of Die nation at 4 p.m. East- ern Standard dramatic- ally as any fireman on n cow- catcher ever snatched a child from the tracks. Some trains already had stop- ped. Officials, fully expecting the strike, had arranged for troop protection where necessary and had rushed other measures for an emergency. The president picked up his telephone and called called A. F. Whitney, head of the trainmen's brotherhood, and Al- vanley Johnston, chief of the en- gineers. Would they delay the strike five days and come back to Washington tomorrow for fur- ther negotiations with the man- agement? Mr. Truman was sure they could make further progress if they did so. Whitney and John- ston said they would call him back. At p.m. the White House switchboard got through imme- diately to the waiting president. The union chiefs accepted. Code Words Pteshed Quickly, then, Whitney and Johnston flashed one word, r to their subordinates throughout code word arranged, in advance which signified that the strike was off, temporarily. Whitney's word was tion." name, .....___ Mr. Truman elatedly sent his assistant Press Secretary, Ebon Ayers, to summon reporters from the press room. Tljey found him flanked by Secretary of Labor Schwellen- bach and Dr. John R. Steelman, special assistant on labor matters, with both of whom he had been conferring. The president glanced at n. typewritten piece of paper atop his desk, pencilled with many re- visions, then he broke the news, Officials Preparing for Worst The news was a to Charles H. Buford, federal man- ager of the 337 railroads which the government took over yes- terday, and to Col. J. Monroe Johnson, director of the office of defense transportation. Buford had been busy up to the late miriute completing prepar- ations to cope with the strike. Un- able to guage its effects in ad- vance because ofhincertainty as to the workers' response, he had. directed the roads to report at 6 p.m. how many employes were on strike and what service they could maintain, He also had directed railroad officials to recruit new men to replace strikers wherever pos- sible to maintain essential ser- vices, and to call upon regional military authorities for troops where necessary to protect work- ers refusing to strike and to pre- vent disturbances and destruction, of property. Terminals Jammed NEW YORK, May 18, The nation's great railroads slowly worked their way tonight out of the worst transportation tieup here since the strike in 1922 as thousands of noisy, tired people clamored for places in the cars. Grand Central terminal waj jammed with would-be travelers. Johnston's "Johnston.1 was was conven- his own (Continued on Page 8 Column 1) TH' PESSIMIST My Dob Blanki, Jr. When most fellers .give the'r .wife a-fur coat it ain't t' kee'p 'er warm, it's t' keep 'er quiet. A year is composed o' ten months an' a coal strike.   

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