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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             One of the fellows in the shop opines that H. G. Wells missed it in predicting skyscrapers would be done away with by the year lost air planes mcty knock them down before then. Cloudy and continued mild to- night with scattered showers and thunder storms. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net April Paid Clrculntlna 8131 Member. Audit DurcAU -it 43rd 32 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY HOPE FADES RAIL STRIKE TO BE AVERTED City Charter Amendments To Be Voted on Tuesday, June 4 Six members of the board of free holders met with city com- missioners Tuesday afternoon and presented them with amend- ments to the 1912 charter. The amended charter will be voted on by the people of Ada June 4. There was some discussion at the mayor's office where the group met concerning the new charter and nothing was held back; this has been the case in the meetings at the various ward schools and in deliberations of the freeholders. The proposed amendments to the charter can be read today on pages 4 and 5 of The News. if any person has onp or more questions concerning the char- ter, questions should be mailed to Bill Hoover in care of Radio Station KADA. After the amendments were presented to Mayor Luke B. Dodds, he commended the men for a long, hard job that was well done Started By Citizen Group Submission of the charter re- vision proposals to the voters is the latest step in a series of events begun in early spring when a group of citizens who were convinced that the old ter was inefficient set out to do something about it. Next step was getting the city commissioners to call for a deci- sion to elect a board of freehold- ers 1o study charter revision. The election went heavily for such a board, then at the city run-off election a board was se- lected by the voters. The board worked industrious- ly, with meetings open to those interested, in a few weeks had a charter revision schedule roughed out, based on studies of the old Ada charter, other city charters and discussions with nu- merous citizens here. Explained At Public Meetings There followed neighborhood meetings at which the proposals were explained and questions answered, in an effort to inform voters what the board found lacking or obstacles in the bid charter and advantages in the proposed changes. The board is submitting pro- posals for a change-over from the 1912 charter with its three-com- missioner plan to the council- manager plan which is being adopted by more cities each year. The plan, says the board, pro- vides for authority to conduct city affairs more efficiently and for a city council elected by the voters to hold the city manager responsible for the way city af- fairs are handled. The council would serve with- out pay, the manager would with approval of the council employ department heads and see that they and their staffs function efficiently; there is much addi- tional provision for safeguarding city funds in bonding of city clerk or finance officer and for details records of city purchasing and selling, as well as for re- quired independent audits regu- larly. Relic of 1915, Sludebaker Still Rolls Along Snappily Ancient Limousine Had Only Miles When Stored Away; Engine Still Good; Old Car Here Searching For Narrow Tires Oldtimers' memories were refreshed yesterday when a streamlined 1915 Studebaker rolled through Ada from Aurora, Missouri, en route to Houston, Texas. The old model limousine pull- Poppy. Days Here Friday, Saturday, Aid Disabled Vets "Poppy funds always have been ar. important source of sup- port for Legion and Auxiliary work for disabled veterans and for families of veterans in need of Mrs. D. R. Pike, treasurer of the Ada unit of the American Legion Auxiliary, said Wednes- day. Organization of the corps of volunteers who will distribute memorial poppies here on Poppy Days, Friday and Saturday, has been completed. The corps is composed of mem- bers of the Legion Auxiliary, both senior and junior, and young women of the Rainbow Girls and Camp Fire Girls car- rying baskets of poppies made by disabled veterans of both wars at Muskogee. Poppies will be sold on the streets during the two days. All of the poppies sold in Ada and other towns in Oklahoma will have been assembled by Okla- homa veterans now in the Mus- kogee hospital. The disabled veterans who make the poppies are the only persons receiving any pay in the Auxiliary's poppy program. All of the women distributing the poppies donate their services for the two day period and every penny of the money contributed goes for the benefit of the dis- abled men and needy families of veterans. Last Troop Ship To Sail From (Bl CALCUTTA, May 22, proximately 640 enlisted men, 135 officers and 40 soldier brides are scheduled to leave Calcutta May 30 aboard the Marine Jumper, last troop ship to evacuate U. S. military personnel from the China-Burma theater. The army evacuated soldiers from the theater and China since last September. Theater headquarters said the turnover of surplus U. S. proper- ty in the theater to the govern- ment of India would be complet- ed May 25. The only U. S. army detach- ment to remain in India after the theater officially closes May 31 continue to use Camp Knox as a base of, operations in Calcutta with head-' quarters at New Delhi. DURANT, May 22, neighbor found an I. O. O. F. ring at the back of G. W. Beaird's house. Hir showed it to Beaird who found it .was the ring he had eight years ago. ed into the Woods Tire and Sup- ply company, for the owner, H. G.' Hamm to look for narrow tires, while spectators gathered to inspect it. Until a few months ago when it was bought by Hamm, the 31 year old car had been stored in Bronsen, Kansas, since 1927. A tree in the driveway had to be cut down to get it out of the ga- rage. Before being stored the car had been shellacked to preserve the robin's tfgg blue color of the body and the black fenders. With only miles on it, the engine is still in very good con- dition and runs about 30 miles an hour or more. The tank holds eight gallons of gasoline and runs about 25 miles to the gallon. One of the original tires, 31 years old, is still on the car and I in better condition than most of the pre-war tires rolling around Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Hamm are plan- ning to stop in Dallas on their tour to buy a new Buick. A Studebaker dealer there is in- terested in the relic, but if he de- cides not to buy it, they plan to tie it behind the new car and take it home with them. Registration Open For Charter Vote Registration books for the city election of June 4 on proposed charter amendments are now open. Friday, May 24, is the last day. says J. E. Boswell, county registrar. Those living in Ward 2, Pre- cinct 4, new precinct, will have to reregister, he reminds. Registrars for Ada are: Ward 1, Prec. Jessie Rogers Crawford, 121 West 14th. Ward 1. Prec. Lela Hurst, 526 East 13th. Ward 1, Prec. Adrian- na Vreeland, 817 East 15th. Ward 1, Prec. Bettie Armstrong, 325 East 15th. Ward 1, Prec. A. Steven- son, 821 East 13th. Ward 2, Prec. D. Maloan, Schools Here Move Nearer Final Program College Commencement Program Thursday Morn- ing, Ada High Graduation Thursday Night For Horace Mann high school seniors Wednesday brought the closing program and diplomas, while for two other senior groups Thursday marks the end of school and commencement of a new era in their scholastic and other liv- ing. Horace Mann high seniors pre- sented their own graduation pro- gram Wednesday morning at the college auditorium. Most Cases Disposed Of District Court Docket Ends With Fines, Sentences For Most Defendants Calendar Thursday East Central college gradua- tion, 10 a.m., college auditorium, Dr. M. L. Wardell speaker. Ada Junittr 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 iWEATHER: Oklahoma Cloudy and con- tinued mild tonight" with scatter- ed showers and thunder storms in central and east; Thursday partly cloudy, scattered thunder storms; low temperatures tonight in the 60's. 830 N. Broadway. Ward 2, Prec. G. C. Harris. 933 East 7th. Ward 2, Prec. Edna Lasater, 525 East 8th. Ward 2, Prec. Joe Thompson, 730 East Orchard. Ward 3, Prec. Lucille Scott. 307 West 7th. Ward 3, Prec. C. C. Ray, 720 West 10th. Ward 3, Prec. A. Ebrite, 501 West 5th. Ward 3, Proc. Gene Baxley, 704 West 7th. Ward 4, Prec. Blanche Smyth, 215 West 14th. Ward 4, Prec. Mary Slidham, 833 S. Johnston. Ward 4, Prec. Quinlor. Blake, 614 West 19th. Ward 4, Prec. W. A Davis, 605 West 14lh. ONE RAY OF SUNSHINE OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22, state election board, be- set by lawsuits and writs of niandn 'us, today had a ray of would-be candidate admitted lie wasn't eligible. While numerous other candi- Thursday morning at 10 o'clock East Central State college will confer degrees on the spring graduating class, with Dr. M. L. I Wardell, Oklahoma university j history department, as speaker. Thursday night, at Ada Junior high school auditorium, Ada high school will graduate a large class. Supt. Rex O. Morrison, popular with high school graduating classes, will deliver the principal address. Tuesday morning Ada high school students were treated to something different at the awards assembly, which was launched on a hilarious note by Vernon Rob- erts for-the Lions club and con- tinued in that vein throughout, to the enjoyment of the audience and of the participants. Thursday morning at 10 o'clock Ada Junior high school has its annual awards assembly. I And Wednesday is the last day for those final examinations in the high school and Junior high. New Rate System On Fire Insurance OKLAHOMA CITY, May of twenty per cent to Oklahoma policy holders on three-year term policies are ex- pected in a new fire insurance rate system approved by the slate insurance board. Board Secretary C. O. Hunt ex- plained that- the new program will especially benefit schools and municipal agencies which have been unable to take advantage of savings offered in initial lump- sum payments of three-year pre- miums because of budget or fiscal limitations. The new rale plans require the holder of a three-year term j policy to make an initial outlay of only one-third the three-year 1 premium. Other thirds would be j paid in the succeeding two years. District court ended Wednes- day morning with only 14 cases out of a total of 38 being left on the docket. The court collected a total of during the ses- sion and made some disposition of most 6f the other cases. Howard Kirkpatrick, who was charged with assault with intent to kill, entered a plea of guilty when the charges were' reduced to assault with intent to commit a felony and was fined and costs which made the total amount paid by him Leonard Robertson was charg- ed jointly in the case with Kirk- patrick; charges against Robert- son were reduced to assault and battery and lie was fined and costs, or a total of Robertson was out of the penitentiary on parole at the time the crime was committed and since that time his parole has been revoked. Smith Sentenced Charged with assault with in- tent to kill, O. B. Smith entered a plea of guilty and was sentenc- ed to one year in the state peni- tentiary on each of two identical counts. The sentences are to run concurrently and were suspended on good behavior. Hazel Wilson, a negro, was or- i iginally charged with assault with intent to kill, but the charge was reduced to assault and battery and she was fined S25 and costs. The money must be paid by June 20, according to County Attorney Tom D. Mc- Keown. Lyda Cases Continued Charges of grand larceny against Clarence Lyda and for- gery in second degree against Lewis D. Lyda were continued. Boley Miller -and Elmer Nich- olas were charged with conjoint robbery in first degree, but1 Nichols is already in prison and the case was continued. A case of attempted robbery in first degree against Leroy Blan- kenship was continued. Alford To Prison On five counts of burglary in second degree, Eddie Alford, a negro, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary on each count with the sentences to run concurrently. Sheriff Clyde Kais- er was making plans Wednesday morning to take' Alford to Mc- Alester Wednesday. Aubrey Grant (Orb) Murray, charged with murder, was ready for the trial Wednesday morning, but the case was continued by agreement. District Judge Tal Crawford said that sufficient rooms are not available in Ada to handle the 'jurors and for that reason the case had to be con- tinued. Carol Landers and Jene George, charged with separate counts of indecent exposure, and Sam George, charged with pro- curing indecent exposure, were fined and costs, which amounted to on each case. A case against Trim Dixon will be disposed of Thursday, accord- ing to county officials. He is charged with receiving stolen property. All other cases on the docket were continued until the next term of district court, which Judge Crawford said will be held late this summer or early this fall, DURANT, May 22, j ers at Washington Irving school i hated to hear the 9 o'clock start- dates were clamoring to get their j ing bell as much as their stu- names on the ballot, Malvin Clay i dents the other morning. Wise, Oklahoma City war veter- i They had ail taken up coveted an, wrote a letter to the board positions in a nylon line when and conceded_ he had no right to I the bell rang. The teachers made I classes on time, minus hose. be on the ballot. Three Babies Die Aboard Brideship NEW YORK, May Three babies died aboard the brideship Zebulon Vance during its 13-day voyage from Le Havre to New York and 16 others were stricken by an undetermined mal- ady, the New York port of em- barkation disclosed last night. All but two of the children were about six months old, Col. John U. Schiess, chief of public relations for the port, said. Names of the infants were not announc-1 ed. The ailing children have been removed to the army hospital at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn.. The .vessel, carrying 426 war brides and children from France, Belgium, Poland and Holland, ar- rived Monday. Schiess said army, physicians bad not yet diagnosed the illness but added that autopsies were be- ing performed and tests already had been started on the food, water, milk formula and other supplies aboard the ship. He declared "the vessel was equipped with enough medical officers and supplies to handle any ordinary situation that ir.ight occur." LAWTON, May 22, falo and longhorn herds in, the Wichita mountains wildlife ra- i'uge are providing an income for Commanche county as well as proving a popular attraction for tourists. One fourth of proceeds from sale of surplus animals is earmarked for the Comanche county treasury. This year's sales already have totaled 5 Killed as Plane Hits Skyscraper An Army C-45, twin-motored plane, bound for Newark, N. J., from Smyrna, Tenn'., crashed into the 72-story Bank of Manhattan building in New York City, Monday night, killing the five occupants of the plane who were identified as, Major Mansel R. Campbell, 27, the pilot, Pontiac, Mich.. Capt. Tom L. Hall, 29, Austin, Texas; Lt. Robert L. Stevenson, Bronx, N. Y.; Lt. Angelo A. Ross, 28, 'White- hall, N. Y., and WAC Lt.. Mary E. Bond, Newton, Pa. Speeding through fog and a 400-fool ceiling, the plane crashed into the 58th floor of the structure, exploding as it hit and tearing a 15-Joot hole in the wall. Left, black arrow, shows where the plane hit the building at the 58th floor, while lower arrow shows where part of the wreckage fell to-the 12th floor. One motor and fell to the street. Right, is the office where the fusilage of the plane entered and where the five bodies were extricated from the Iranian Case More Muddled Premier Soys All's Well, Ambassador Disagrees, U. S., Britain Want More Information By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER NEW YORK, May Hussein Ala, Iranian ambassador to the United States, expressed doubt today that all Soviet tro_ops have left Iran and told the United States security council he believ- ed Iran's case should stay on its agenda. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Uni- ted States delegate who was joined by Great Britain in a de- mand that the council keep the case before it, said after hearing Ala that he believed "more than ever that action should be de- ferred." Ala told the council, with Rus- sia still absent from the talks, that he believed "it was long after May 6 when all of the Soviet troops were withdrawn from Iran they are actually out now." Premier Satisfied Ala made this statement only a few hours after sending the council a telegram from Premier Quvam of Iran stating that a com- mission had found no trace of Soviet troops and that local peo- ple in the regions of Azerbaijan visited by the commission told it the Russians left Azerbaijan on May 6. Ala's statement brought out a sharp difference between the am- bassador and Iran's propaganda minister, Prince Firouz. Firouz yesterday said all Rus- sian troops were out of Iran. He further stated that Ala's state- ment in New York Monday that Russian interference had not ceased was Ala's own views and not those of the Iranian govern- ment. Says Interference Goes On Ala told the council today that Russia had created and trained Azerbaijan's army; that Iran had no conti-ql in that province; and that he could not say that inter- ference had ceased. Luis Padilla Nervo, Mexico's permanent delegate sitting for the first time, proposed adjournment to consider "remarks" the coun- cil had heard this morqing. He summed up the questions before the council as follows: Should the council intervene in the situation, should it wait for a more definite reply from Iran, or should it help Iran get accur- ate information from Azerbaijan. KARL FRANK HANGED FOR MASSACRE OF LIDICE LONDON, May 22, h e Prague radio announced today that Karl Hermann Frank, for- mer retchs protector for Bohemia and Moravia, had been publicly hanged today as a war criminal. Frank was convicted by a Czech, people's court yesterday on charges of responsibility for the massacre of village of about 500 population 18 miles from Prague which was obliterat- ed by the nazis in June, 1942, in revenge for the slaying of Rein- hard Heydrich, Frank's predeces- sor. Krug, Morreel Now In Charge of Mines Wait Eagerly for Indication from Lewis If His Mineri Will Stay on Job Under Government Control By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON, May wartime naval officers took over the nation's soft coal mines today and waited eagerly for a sign from John L. Lewis that his union members will stay on the job. Government seizure which raised the American flag over announced by the White House in an urgent bid to keep alive the two-week strike truce, now set to expire Satur- day night. President Truman designated Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug, bulky 38-year-old former naval lieutenant commander, as federal mines administrator. To aid Krug, he assigned the hard-hitt- ing boss of the wartime Seabees Adm. Ben Moreell, who ran the oil refineries after a sim- ilar seizure step last year. The" lieutenant commander and the admiral (their ranks now good-naturedly reversed) went to work on their major mission at avert resumption -the strike next Monday. After that comes the task of settling the coa! contract dispute without shatter- ing the government's wage-price policy. Yesterday, the bushey-browed United Mine Workers' viously with the consequences of the Smith-Connally War Labor disputes act in Krug and Morrell that the question of working was one for each indi- vidual miner to decide. But, Krug related, Lewis agreed to take under considera- tion a request for "support." The new mine boss also met with the operators yesterday shortly after ho look over his new assignment. As secretary of the interior, Krug also is solid fuels administrator. He emphasized at a news con- ference that whatever contract the mine administrators work out principle or have to be submitted to the op- erators before the agreement can be completed and the mines re- leased to their owners. Fanners Sell Some Russians Again Say Wheal to U. S. WASHINGTON, May 22, As of May 17 farmers had sold bushels of wheat to the government for export to famine areas under the 30-cents-a-bushel bonus program, the agriculture department reports. The bonus offer expires May 25, at which time the government hopes to have obtained upwards of bushels. The department also said it had purchased bushels of corn under a similar 30-cent bonus which was discontinued May 11. Wheat .purchases by states up to May 17 included: Kansas bushels; Mis- souri, Oklahoma, Lawrence School Announces Program Lawrence school announces its closing school entertainment for Thursday night at o'clock and graduation for Friday night at 8 o'clock. Loyd Watson, Allen superin- tendent, will be the Friday'night speaker and Norman C. Mitchell, county superintendent, will pre- sent the diolomas, according to Supt. Virgil Medlock. Those to receive diplomas are Deloras Freeman, Lanetla Crooks, Norma Rea Lackey, Helen Epper- son and Elmer Lee Young. ANADARKO, May 22, Seven Anadarko Indian dancers are in Cleveland to appear daily at the national folk festival which will continue through Sat- urday. i American Pilots Fight With Chinese MOSCOW, May Pravda, communist party organ, said today in a dispatch from its Vladivostok correspondent that American airmen flying Ameri- can planes were fighting in Man- churia on the side of the Kuo- mintang (central government) i troops. The dispatch said seven 1 American planes had been shot down after they had bombed the people's revolutionary (Chinese I communist) army. (There has been no indication recently from China of any Am- erican piloted planes operating over Manchuria except as'trans- ports for American observers of peace teams of American, Chi- nese government and communist members. Both U. S. army and marine generals in China have denied repeatedly that American pilots were flying anything but peaceful missions.) The Pravda dispatch, which was dated May 18, was headlined "American bombers and fliers in personnel of KuominlanR army." Pravdti reported thai after the withdrawal of Red Army units from Manchuria, fierce fighting broke out between the Kuomin- tang army and the people's revo- lutionary army. "As has become known from authoritative the ar- ticle said, "the Kuomintang army is armed with American guns, part of which have been captured as trophies by the people's revo- lutionary army. The Soviet press and radio re- ported today without comment that all Soviet troops had evacu- ated Manchuria by May 3. Truce Expires On Thursday Truman's Own Mediator Says "Situation Doesn't Look Too Good" Now By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, May R. Slcclman, presidential labor adviser, said today after an hour-long conference with the railroad brotherhoods that "I don't know about the chnnces for a settlement" before the rail strike truce expires at 4 p.m. gave this reply to re- porters when asked about tho prospects of an agreement. Ho said he would talk with the car- riers' negotiating committee later in the day. WASHINGTON, May brotherhoods said to- day they had submitted to thn government a "final proposition" for settlement of the rail strike and may confer during the day with President Truman. A. F. Whitney, president of the Trainmen's Brotherhood, told a r .-porter that Dr. John R. Steel- .nan, presidential labor advisor, had advised him this morning by telephone that tho brotherhood officials may be invited to White House. Whitney said he i.f wailing to hear further from Stcelman as to what time. Two hours after Whitney made his statement, the carriers spokesman told reporters "no new proposal has been made to us yet either by the brotherhoods or by the While House." Embargo Held Off Meanwhile, the carriers said they intend to hold off issuing an embargo on shipments of perish- able foods and livestock until it becomes apparent no possible settlement is in sight before the strike deadline. NcRotiators 'said solution of the dispute would be relatively sim- ple if only wages were at issue. One of tho carrier spokesmen de- scribed brotherhoods demands for changes in 45 working rules as "by far the most troublesome feature in the whole picture." Want Pay For rules aru the stipula- ted conditions under which rail- men perform their duties. Among I changes proposed by the Broth- jerhoods of Locomotive and Trainmen arc that the car- riers pay for all uniforms and re- imburse men for time lost (luring depot and switching delays and stopovers. The carriers estimate the pro- posed rules changes would cost them a year. They have agreed to pay the 16-ccnt I hourly increase for all their workers as recommended by fact-finding boards function- ing under the railway labor law. They estimate this would cost thorn Differ On Actual Wage Increase The brotherhoods, however, de- mand an 18 per cent wage boost, with a daily minimum in- crease. The carriers calculate this will amount to a 20-cent hourly increase per man and cost them about Slcelman told reporters he still was trying to work out a com- promise between the brother- hoods' demands and the fact- finding recommendations. In this he reported making "perhaps a little progress" but "not much." Presidents A. F. Whitney of the trainmen and Alvanley Johnston, of the locomotive engineers said in a statement "we hope we are making progress toward a settle- but a carrier spokesman, commented privately "it looks awfully forlorn to me: Those fel- lows are adamant." Government Not Hopeful The government appeared to have little hope of winning an extension of tho five-day truce, arranged by President Truman Saturday, a day after ho seized, the railroads and placed them under government operation. Greater returns for amount In- News Classified TH' PESSIMIST >r Dob Jr. If we want v' dunk a doughnut we dunk t' heck with th' dirty looks an" arched eyebrows o' th' fol- lowers o' Emily Post. As a general rule, th' ten best years o' a woman's life 're between twenty-eight an' thirty.   

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