Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 20, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Trumon ho. feund on. tin,. H..t h. eon ,.t ob** wiH«wt h....,, p«,pU .t him probUm. .noppi., kb h..b - k. get, up ..oily ..rf, nonius .bulb... WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, warmer Tuesday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS 43BD YEAR—No. 30 I Average Net April Paia Circulation 8131 I Member. Audit Bureau et Circulation Graduating Classes Called To Higher Things in Future Life ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MAY 20, IMC FIVE CENTS THE COPY Canadian Visitor Likes Ada <e> Move Info Final I Week, Gradualion I Programs looming | College, Horace Mann and Ada high school senior classes Sunday! moved down school auditorium aisles in the presence of hundreds! of kin and friends and heard ser-J mon messages launching their fi| Inal week of school. I They are looking now to their (graduation programs which wil mark the end of their student relationship with their respective schools. Horace Mann high leads off in commencement programs with graduation Wednesday morning a!; IO, followed by East Central! college Thursday morning at IO and Ada high Thursday night at! 8 o’clock. ■■ Exami -Grade Cards H For the other college and public sclraol students this is also the exciting final week, with examinations, awards assemblies and, at the last, receiving of grade cards. | Sunday night Dr. Ray Snod-I grass, Central Christian church,! Visiting Adon With Whom She Served in CW AC; Hopes To Got Ton While Hero; Indion Town Names Too Much' *T have never been this far away from home before in my life, but I like it down here because it is a beautiful country,” Mrs. Mary J. Murphy of London, Ontario, Canada, said soon after her arrival in Ada to visit Miss Georgena Middleton. Mrs. Murphy received her discharge from the Canadian Women s Army Corps (CWAC) and left for Ada on the same day. She served in the CWAC with Miss Middleton. Coming from a city of 90,000 population, the former CWAC reminisced at a homesick moment that homes and almost everything are ‘so different’, then at another time she said she liked the space between houses and the large lawns in Ada. She hopes to get a tan before reluming to Canada about June I. The one thing that continues to keep Mrs. Murphy baffled is the complicated Oklahoma names. The word ‘Pontotoc’ and other Indian names seem too much of a mouthful for her to say. Mrs. Murphy says that her favorite brand of cigarettes is Buckingham and compares them with Philip Morris. She once tried to smoke a Lucky Strike, but it just didn’t work out. “A dollar in Canada is a dollar to us, even if our dollar is worth 14 cents less in American money,” she said, after recalling having made the exchange on leaving Canada. The Ada visitor spent 30 months in the CWAC and Miss Middleton served 26 months; both worked in the same office most of the time they were in service. Calendar Tuesday Horace Mann Junior ' high school graduation, college aud! torium, 2 p.m. Wednesday Horace Mann high school graduation, IO a.m., college auditor turn. Thursday East Central college graduation IO ajn., college auditorium, Dr. M. L. Wardell speaker. Ada Junior high school Awards Assembly, IO a.m., Junior high auditorium. Ada high school graduation, 8:15 p.m.. Junior high auditorium, Supt. Hex O. Morrison speaker. Friday Grade cards (1:15 p.m. at Ada high, 1:30 p.m. at Ada Junior high). Saith lo Take Five 4-H Beys lo Stale Roundup May 27-31 Lester Smith, assistant county agent, will be in charge of a group of five Pontotoc county 4-H boys when they attend the Annual 4-H club Roundup at Stillwater May 27-31. Smith and County Agent C. H. Hailey have been working with the boys as they made preparation for the Roundup The five delegates from the boys’ division will participate in four events including team demonstration. timely topics, health and appropriate dress at the annual state affair. Smith said that the five boys picked to attend the state affair were chose., following the Pontotoc county Roundup May 3, when more than 75 boys from almost every 4-H club in the county participated. Frank Jared, president of the Southeastern Oklahoma 4-H club district and J. G. Lovelace, vice president of the Southeastern Oklahoma 4-H district, will be among the delegates attending. Smith said that he had to assist some of the boys and work with some of them before he would name the other three delegates. -—a-- —. More Price Ceilings Up WASHINGTON, May 20.—(ZP) —Retail price ceiling boosts of foul to five per cent for toasters, heating pads, space heaters and other small electric appliances were authorized today by OPA. They result from a hike in manufacturers’ ceilings, effective immediately. Higher retatil prices may not be charged, OPA said, until dealers have been notified by suppliers. The increase is being granted to compensate for higher wage and materials costs. * WEATHER Oklahoma—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday, warmer Tuesday. Deadly Weekend In Slate Has Six Killed, Many Hurl •y Th* Associated Press Oklahoma went through another bloody weekend on the highways with six persons killed and more than a dozen injured in the three-day period, the highway patrol reported. Two persons died yesterday with one death reported Saturday and three Friday. The latest victims were Mrs. Lewis E. Harness, 45, Mountain View, and Bill Van Collier, 22, Golden, Texas. Mrs. Harness was killed and her husband seriously injured when they were thrown from their automobile after it hook--* bumpers with another car and overturned near El Reno. Harness was in an Oklahoma City hospital with a broken back. Collier died of injuries received Saturday in a two-car collision near Durant. Five other persons, all living in Texas, were injured. -h- Ihne Fined Over Carnival Indecent Exposure Charges In connection with a carnival that was in Ada recently, three persons were fined $75 and costs in district court Saturday after they entered a plea of guilty before District Judge Tai Crawford. Carol Landers and Jene George were charged with indecent exposure and Sam George was charged with procuring indecent exposure. Cases against the three were scheduled to be heard in district court Thursday. The trio wer^ fined on recommendation of the county attorney. Quebec bridge is one of the longest cantilever spans in the world. It provides rail and road crossings of the St. Lawrence river near Quebec city, Quebec, Canada, and provides sufficient clearance for ocean-going vessels. Enid, spoke at the college auditorium on ‘The Priority of Christ” Since the beginning of a nPw epoch in World affairs in recent years, he said, there has developed a situation that is confusing, with complexity everywhere, with today’s people having to stand up to and meet the issues. Materialism Cause of Problems The basis of the problems is a materialistic philosophy of life, with greed a dominant passion. Fascism, centering on the state, failed and communism, centering on one class, doesn’t offer a rounded program; democracy* is still to prove itself as a way of life. Democracy, said the speaker, is dependent on the Christian religion, with faith in the Son of God; His way is the solution for it provides for all; but this requires better men for a better world, peaceful men for a peaceful world, saved men for a saved world, and a change in the nature of men. And as any solutions will be worked out during the years to come when today’s graduates will be taking over, they must effectively change conditions from materialism and greed to Christian faith and service or democracy as a way of life must go under. Success was the topic of the Senior Sermon delivered to the graduating class of Ada High School by Reverend Frank Mc-Connel, pastor of the Nazarene Church, Sunday. Six Rules of Conduct In his talk, McConnel laid down six rules for helping one to choose a career. “First, I should make up my mind what I want. Second, I should count the cost. Third, Is it worth the price? Fourth, when I’ve gotten it. what will I do with it? Fifth, In getting it, will I help humanity? Last, What will happen to me? Reverend McConnel also gave the recipe for real success. Be a Christian, in head and heart, and have faith in Christ Life begins with Christ, not any other age. Be dependable. Take everything with a smile. Learn to give and do not demand too many times your own way. It is sometimes better to give in . Be on time. Five minutes many times means the difference between success and failure. Be honest. Work, work, and work. Let it become an obsession with you. His closing remark was, “Life without Christ is worthless.” The program was opened by the processional with the Junior choir singing “God of Our Fathers,” followed with the invocation by Rev. James O. Michael. The girls’ glee club of Ada highschool then san" “Beautiful Savior” and “Still, Still With Thee.” Between the two numbers, Trice Broad-rick, Ada High Principal, made announcements concerning the week’s activities. Then came the sermon, after which Martha Ore-baugh sang “The Lord’s Prayer.” The junior choir sang the Recessional, “Grant Us Thy Peace,” as the program ended. DETROIT, May 20.—(/P)_ Po-lice stopped two boys wheeling a baby carriage at 4:30 a.m. today. Two pink blankets covered what looked like a pretty large baby. It was a 50-pound safe, stolen, officers said, from a shoe store. Seizure Of Coal Mines Seen Likely Government Official Soys London of Both Sides Hopeless of Contract Now WASHINGTON, May 20.—(ZP) —A government labor official today predicted government -seizure of the soft coal mines as the next step in averting a renewal of the coal strike. This official, who asked to remain anonymous, said John L. Lewis and the soft coal-operators now feel that further efforts to negotiate a contract would be fruitless. Seizure action depends however; he said on the willingness of both sides to cooperate in run ning the mines eventually work ing out a contract with government help. The mines are now working under a truce which expires May 25. # The labor official expressed belief that if seizure is ordered, it probably would not occur until after the railroad controversy has been solved. The government took over operation of the railroads Friday and the Brotherhoods of Trainmen and Engineers subsequently postponed their threatened strike until 4 p.m. Thursday. If no settlement has been reached in the rail dispute before that time, the reaction of the rail workers to government operation would be watched for its possible effect on the miners, this official said. Before leaving for Kansas City yesterday. President Truman n ? e r l e d . with Lewis and Charles O’Neill, chief spokesman for the operators, at separate meetings. Mr. Lewis, it was understood, declined to commit the miners to working under government seizure until the United Mine Workers 250-man policy committee has had an opportunity to pass on the question. Lewis is believed to be planning to assemble the committee later this week, but the union headquarters would not confirm this. Expiring Truces in Coal And Rail Strikes Double Crisis World's Food Supply to Be Short in '47 District tour! Launches Criminal Trial Docket Today Judge Bob Howell, Jr., of Holdenville is presiding at the first case of a district court criminal trial docket that got underway Monday morning and court officials are hoping that the docket can be disposed of by Friday afternoon. The first case on the docket and the one being heard by Judge Howell is embezzlement charges against Harvey Hawkins. The irial started soon after IO a.m. with the district court room more Khan half filled. Court officially started as scheduled with a jury being impanelled immediately on the convening of the court. Jurors not impaneled on the lirst case were dismissed by Dis-irict Judge Tai Crawford about I a.m. Monday. He told the jurors that they need not report back until IO a.m. Wednesday. After I he first case is disposed of. Judge Crawford will hear the remainder of the cases on the docket. All of the cases scheduled to be teard in this session of district court will be criminal cases. The schedule for Monday included Harvey Hawkins charged with embezzelement, Howard Kirkpatrick charged with assault with intent to kill, O. B. Smith charged with two cases of assault with intent to kill, Clarence Lyda Charged with grand larceny and Lewis D. Dyda charged with forgery in second degree. Cases scheduled for Tuesday include five charges of burglary in second degree against Eddie Alford, Leroy Blankenship charged with attempted robbery in first degree and Boley Miller and Elmer Nicholas charged with conjoint robbery in first degree. Gromyko Plan To Boycott Session By MAX HARRELSON NEW YORK, May 20.—— Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko indicated today that he would boycott Wednesday's session of the United Nations security council which has been called to take up again the controversial Iranian question. Gromyko, who already has walked out on one •meeting of council and boycotted another, said in response to a question as to whether he would attend: “I made myself quite clear on that some time ago.” He apparently was referring to his statement of April 23 that he would not take part in any further discussions of the Iranian question. This development came as the council approached another deadline in the Iranian case, still without any assurances from either Russia or Iran that all Soviet troops had been withdrawn from Iranian soil. Prospective Shortage Challenges International Food Meet Now Opening WASHINGTON, May 20.— —President Truman informed the international food conference today that the remaining weeks before the 1946 grain harvest will be especially critical in famine areas. He said the United States and other countries in a position to help “must continue abd heighten their efforts.” Mr. Truman’s statement was made in a welcoming talk read by Secretary of Agriculture Anderson before an opening meeting of the food and agriculture organization of the United Na-tions, called to map a broad fight on long-term famine conditions. “In meeting at this critical period,” the president's message said, “You have heavy responsibilities and great opportunities.” Hoover For Revised Setup Herbert Hoover, addressing the session, urged the creation by Sept. I of a broad international food administration to spur production and guide distribution of supplies. He declared there is need for drastic reorganization of the world fight on famine. WASHINGTON, May 20, UP>— An et I!mate that the world may fall a third short on food again next year challenged experts of 18 nations and five international organizations as they met today to combat famine. The estimate came from the United Nations food and agriculture organization — 30,500,000 metric tons of wheat needed in shortage areas, 18,000,000 and to 20,000,000 tons available from surplus countries. And from the director general of FAO, Sir John Orr, the delegates, heard a warning that: No Reserves In Sight ‘‘The position seems to be that following the 1946 harvest th* world will be as badly off for food as it was at the time of the 1945 harvest because this time we will have no great reserves of food carried over from the previous year to fall back on.” A message from President Truman and an address by former President Herbert Hoover, jus! returned from a world survey of famine conditions, were the first items on the conference program. Must Reach Decisions Sir John said in a statement prepared for the delegates that there must be decisions without delay on: 1. How the 1946 harvest can be husbanded to cover the period until the next harvest. 2. How to get maximum production in the 1947 harvest. 3. Arrangements to keep the whole problem under continuous review so that any adverse development can be met immediately. 4. Creation of an international organization to deal with t h e “whole anticipated period of the food shortage.” Want UNRRA Extended With that agenda before it, the conference will he asked to look into the possibility also of extending the life of UNRRA beyond 1946 to help famine areas until they get back on their fee*. UNRRA now supplies food to some of the war-devastated land;, but it is scheduled to go out of business December 31, except for relief to China. The conference also will consider whether a broadened international agency is needed to supervise allocation of surplus foods among shortage areas. A Brit-ish-Canadian-American combined food board makes allocations now. Some American authorities favor Argentina, Australia and France, and perhaps other countries. The food board also is marked for expiration December 31. WATER TOBE CUT OFF SHORT TIME Wafer will be cut off in the southeastern part of Ada tonight (Monday) from 9 until 12 o'clock, according to Gene Klepper, water superintendent During that period city workmen will make a tie-in on the main line at the corner of Fifteenth and Stonewall where a water line is being moved from under where paving will soon be poured. SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 20.— (ZP)—Nat W. Benton, 52, prominent Sprinfield lawyer and assistant state attorney general, died at his home here last night following a heart attack. He was the son of the late Congressman M. E. Benton and a brother of Thomas Hart Benton, famed Missouri artist. Most Miners on Job But Some Balky; Steel Output Is Cut By The Associated Press ITenn area heratice of urator in The second week of truce min- t h e "mnJs bccause of water m thf mafor'iW of Zn ' Meanwhile a t Cleveland, the swinvinv th.ir .ft® ok r ! la R azin e Steel said coal output swinging their picks in all 25 bituminous producing states except Pennsylvania. Only about a fourth of Penn- during the truce has not improved the outlook for the steel industry and that no gain is expected in steelmaking until the sylvania’s 100.000 soft coal work- era were on the job. The rest in-» situation is definitely settled dicated they would stick to their traditional “no contract, no work” policy. In central Pennsylvania, 28.000 miners were idle as AFL United Mine Worker locals* reinstated their refusal to work. In the Pittsburgh areh, 11,000 of 56,000 miners showed up for work Saturday as roving pickets shut down 13 additional pits. Brighter In Some Areas The outlook was much brighter elsewhere. West Virginia, the nation’s top coal producer, reported all hut 1,500 of its 104,000 miners back at work. The 23,000 miners in Illinois were all reported working and a similar number in Alabama were also on the job. In Kentucky, 40,000 of the total 55,000 were in the pits. One thousand remained idle in two Ohio diggings, while 550 were not working in the Chattanooga, Pig Iron Shortage Harts Pig iron shortage, a result of banking many blast furnaces, has caused founderies to curtail operations and in some cases to close until conditions become more normal. Under the circumstances, the magazine said, it will take at least a month-after the fuel supply is resumed—to bring the pig iron output to a point where a reasonable rate of shipments can be expected. U. S. 5$teel Corp., which had only one of its 15 “captive” (company-owned) mines in the Pittsburgh area operating last week, disclosed its steel production rate this week would continue unchanged at 12 percent of capacity. U. S. Steel has lost 1.000.000 tons of ingot production in its Pittsburgh district plants because of the coal strike and 36.000 of its workers are idle, a spokesman said. Carriers Call Meet Success Letter Carriers End Convention After Reelecting Montgomery President One of the most successful meetings of the Oklahoma State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Ladies Auxiliary was completed Sunday afternoon following an election where M. A. Montgomery was retained as president of the organization. Roy Smith of Oklahoma City was retained as vice president. Clifton Rowe of Ponca City w*s elected secretary and Paul Steele of Tulsa collected enough votes to be treasurer for the coming year. Frank Johnson of Shawnee was elected delegate at large to attend the national convention of the organization. Ben Whitehead of Ada was elected alternate. Those elected to serve on the executive board include Vernon Ogra of Vinita chairman of the board and members are Loy H. Staff of Waurika, D. J. Thatcher of McAlester and Clyde Marcus of Enid. The meeting as a whole was said by many to be the best in its history. It was the forty-third annual meeting of the organization and the eighteenth convention for the Ladies Auxiliary. A total of 152 persons from 21 Oklahoma cities were registered and attended the meetings. Truman Receives Honorary Degree Al William Jewell LIBERTY, Mo.. May 20.—(ZP)— President Harry S. Truman came to the hill top campus of William Jewel college today to receive an honorary doctor of laws degree in ceremonies once postponed because of the pressure of White House business. On his route to this historic campus, he passed through the downtown section of Liberty, where he delivered the final speech on his vice-presidential campaign in 1944. The presidential party arrived at 10:29 a.m. (Central Standard Time). Countian Peebly Buys Stock J. H. Passmore Acquires Three from Famous Herd Of Jerseys Saturday J. H. Passmore of Oil Center was the only Pontotoc county purchaser of animals from the R. L. Peebly and Son registered Jersey farm near Oklahoma City at a dispersion sale of one of the top Jersey herds in Oklahoma. Jersey breeders, hundreds of them, from almost every section of the state and from a dozen surrounding states were there o bid on 58 registered Jersey animals. Mr. Passmore purchased two cows and a bred heifer. Countv Agent C. H. Hailey # said that the animals purchased by Passmore are good individuals and will make a good showing at any kind of dairy show if he wants to show them. The county agent also asserted that the cows w'ould put lots of milk in the pail whether they are shown or not. According to local authorities, Mr. Passmore by his purchases at the Peebly sale has started one of the top small Jersey herds in Oklahoma. Several other county breeders attended the sale, but did not make any purchases. The Chamber of Commerce committee for purchasing dairy animals f o i Pontotoc county 4-H and FFA farm youth went to the sale, but did not buy any animals because the prices were too high. The committed reported that the stock at the Peebly sale w is good enough, but the price was too high for the dairy program in this county. After 40 years of winning blue ribbons with his famed Jersey caille, Peebly had decided to break up the herd and retire. He sold all except a few bull calves and Chnida Fashionable Felice a 14 year old dam which had given Peebly some of his top winners. Truman Fates Tough Week Railroads Already Token Over by Government, Mina Seisure May Follow WASHINGTON, May 20.—(ZP) —Brotherhood leaders reported “we’re making progress” today in government talks looking toward settlement of the rail labor dispute before- Thursday’s strike deadline. Alvanley Johnston, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, brought reporters this word from an hour and a half conference with John R. Stedman, presidential labor advisor. A. F. Whitney, head of the trainmen, also participated. Johnston declined further comment on reports a settlement of the rail wage issue was imminent. Warm SuihMm b Due Ore Slate By The Associated Press Welcome showers fell in the northwestern Oklahoma wheat belt overnight, the federal weath- ________ ( cr bureau reported today. The president w f as accompanied I , Warm sunshine is expected to *re bv Dr. Walter Pnn*» Rinn« follow the rain. Beaver reported the heaviest here by Dr. Walter Pope Binns, president of the college wrhich today ie completing its 97th year. Dr. Pope met the president this morning at Kansas City, w*here Mr. Truman spent the night after a Sunday afternoon flight from Washington. Immediately after this arrival the president was escorted to the* library w'here he donned his robe and then joined the graduating procession. The procession was headed by a color guard of two of the tallest of the 174 World War II veterans on the campus. They were Bryan Smith, Cameron, Mo., and David Gregg, Liberty, both six feet, six inches tall. CLEVELAND. May 19.—OFI— A 15-year-old Boy Scout, Douglas Holt Jr., who w’as spending the week-end at Cee-Vee-Cee Scout camp near here, drowned yesterday in the Arkansas river where he was swimming. *-- Palestine had 69,000 acres of oranges and 6600 acres of grapefruit and lemons just prior to the war. wheat area fall of .25 inches. Alva had .ll, Enid .08, and Gage .22. Other rainfall reports included El Reno .04, Elk City .07, Guthrie .02, Oklahoma City .01, Waynok i • 12, Bartlesville .03, Newkirk .07, Ponca City .10 and Idabel .97. STRODE IS OUT - TULSA, Okla., May 20.—(ZP)— Paul Schoolcraft, Cushing, new state commander of the disabled American veterans, today declar-vacant the office of state adjutant and added that W. Elmer Strode, Tulsa, would not be reappointed. Schoolcraft, elevated from senior vice commander to succeed Lewis L. Perry, Tulsa, at yesterday’s executive committee meeting, said Strode automatically w'ent out of office with Perry. Dan Edwards, Enid, succeeded Schoolcraft as senior vice commander. The amount of fuel used to heat buildings in Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania is greater than all that required to heat the 28 states west of the Mississippi. WASHINGTON, May 20—7.F) —Top presidential advisers continued separate conferences with leaders of railroad brotherhoods and carriers today with the hope of “bringing them together very soon” in direct negotiations. In making this announcement, however, Eben Ayers, assistant press secretary for President Truman, said ne did not think joint conferences designed to reach a settlement prior to Thursday’s strike deadline, could be resumed today. Reconversion Director John W. Snyder and John R. Stedman, presidential labor adviser, are conferring with the disputants individually. The Engineer and Trainmen Brotherhoods are seeking wage and working rule changes which the carriers so far have declined to accept. Not Talking Seizure Yet Snyder, Steelman and Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach are meeting today on the loft coal dispute, Ayers said in reply to questions, Ayres said: “As far as I know they are not talking about seizure.” Principals on both sides have said privately they looked for the government to take over the mines by the middle of the week. The truce under which most of 400,000 striking United Mine Workers are again digging coal expires next week-end, while the nation-wide strike of Railroad Trainmen and Engineers has been postponed only until 4 p.m. local standard time, on Thursday. No Compromise Indicated There was no indication from Ayers that the railroads or the brotherhoods had agreed to any compromises so far. . “Mr. Snyder and Mr. Steelman are conferring along the lines of yesterday,” he said, “with a view to resuming negotiations. They have hopes of bringing them together very soon.” Mr. Truman, who first cancelled but then reinstated his weekend flight to Missouri, planned to hurry back to the capital today after receiving an honorary degree from William Jewell college Rail Conference To Meet President-? A. F. Whitney of the trainmen and Alvanley Johnston of the Engineers Brotherhoods came back to town yesterday as part of the presidentially-inspir-ed truce agreement, but there was no immediate resumption directly of the negotiations Mr. Truman said he was confident would result in “further progress” toward a settlement Whitney and Johnston conferred with Presidential Assistant John R. Steelman during the day, and the latter called in reconversion Director John W. Snyder for a later session with carrier representatives. "Right now' we are talking to each side independently, canvassing the entire situation,* Steelman told a reporter. “The conversations are almost on an hour-to-hour basis. The two sides will be brought together at the most advantageous time.” TH’ J PESSIMIST I Br BaB Blanks. JU Th’ reason most photographs don’t look natural— th’ subjects try t’ look pleasant. It may be bad etiquette t* walk between your wife an* a store window—but, brother* it s smart.