Ada Evening News, May 23, 1946

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May 23, 1946

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma D..’t .ok. th. Ad. RoundHJp tl,b h, 9,.nt.^-n.t .h.n it con go to Tiih. and grab oH top Umn in c^Wt™ with . fl«k of stfur rid!., .tab.,    .f.hi, ho,to Mostly cloudy, thunderstorms eastern two-thirds of state tonight; clearing Friday43rd Year—No. 33 THE ADA EVENING NEWS Averts* Mel April rate circuUUoa SUI Member. Audit Bureau of Ctrculatioa ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, IMC FIVE CENTS THE COPYHO AGREEMENT BEFORE STRIKE DEADLINE FCA Officials Visit This Part of State Heads of Agricultural Credit Administration in Wichita Region Spend Night Here, Visit Ranches, Southeast Oklahoma Ada Roundup Club Wins First in Big Tulsa Rodeo Parade About 75 Adans were in Tulsa Wednesday morning to see 33 of then members win first prize in the four-mile parade preceding the opening performance of the Tulsa Rodeo. The Ada Round-Up club, all in uniform, was judged 40 percent on the number in the parade; 30 percent on the number in uniform. and 30 percent on their formation. They won first over approximately 50 clubs parading. Vinita was second. Other big clubs represented were Bartlesville, Oklahoma City, McAlester and Mays county. The horses, newly washed and curried, left the Ada Round-Up barn about midnight Tuesday and were not unloaded again in Ada until noon Thursday. En route two horses in a private trailer became frightened and turned the trailer over witn only slight injuries to one of the horses. With the Ada group were a half dozen members of the Ada Round-Up club from Holdenville. The Tulsa trip was the third one made this year by the Ada Round-Up club boosting the City of Ada. The first trip w*as to Sulphur on Roy Turner Day and the second to Holdenville on Arkansas Day. In Holdenville, the Ada club placed third in the parade with first place in the bending races going to Marvin Barns and first in the relay races to Ernie Knifer. J. R Hitched, president of the Ada Round-Up club, says the dub will make several trips before the Ada Rodeo in August. The only two scheduled so far are Shawnee and McAlester. Three SentencedOn Pleas of Guilty Trim Dixon, a negro, was scheduled to appear in district, court on charges of receiving stolen property, but instead he entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced Thursday morning by District Judge Tai Crawford. He was sentenced to a couple of years, but the sentence was suspended. He had been previously sentenced to another two years and that sentence was also suspended. The sentences on each of the two counts are to run concurrently. The sentencing of Dixon took p.ace Thursday morning in the district court room. Harold Blaylock and Richard Vaughn, charged with one case each of burglary in second degree. drew two years sentences in district court Thursday mom-mar The two men entered pleas of guilty to the charges and then were sentenced. Both sentences were suspended.   _ Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads A group of dTficials and directors of the federal credit administration of Wichita is now in this part of Oklahoma on a visit and inspection trip. They stayed in Ada Wednesday night and started out Thursday on an extended trip deep into Southeastern Oklahoma by tonight. The board, which meets in Wichita once each month, met there Monday, with Oklahoma A. and M. officials at Stillwater Tuesday and Wednesday morning, coming on to Ada. Guests Of Atokal) As guests of C. B. Memminger of Atoka they are spending today and Friday in Hereford Heaven and Southeastern Oklahoma, visiting the Delaney Lazy D, Charles T Bates, Judge Dc.vison and Roy Turner ranches, lunching at Murray college, Tishomingo, stopping at Durant in the peanut and popcorn country, visiting Red River bottoms in McCurtain county and spending Thursday night at Beaver Bend State park. Then Through Kiamichis Friday they will drive through the Kiamichi mountains to Talihina, thence to McAlester and south to Atoka for Friday night. In the group are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merrifield (general agent, FCA, Wichita:    Graves Shull, president, Federal Land bank, Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carnes (chairman, directors, Duncan; other directors, W. A. Losey of Hagerman, N.M., E. Clair Hotchkiss of Hotchkiss, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wagner of Cimarron, Has., Mr. and Mrs. Ben Swigart of Mooreland an i Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Meoi-minger, Atoka. The FCA includes Federal Land bank. Production Credit Corporation, Bank for Cooperatives, Federal Intermediate Credit bank, extending agricultural and livestock credit in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. KERR NOT QUITTING POLITICS, SILENT ON PLANS OKLAHOMA CITY, May 23 — OP)—-Oklahoma’s outgoing governor, Robert S. Kerr, still is cagy about his plans after next January—but he has made it plain he won’t be ‘•through with politics.” Reporters broaching the subject at a press conference were told: “I do not have any specific political plans, but I certainly have no intention of saying that I am ‘through with politics.’” Reminded he had been mentioned as a candidate for the senate in 1948, the governor replied that he appreciated “all plugs.” “I hope some of them are friendly, he said. SOUTHERN HOLDING NAMES IN TERMINALS TODAY WASHINGTON, May 23.—(/P) —The Southern railway today held in terminals all passenger trains scheduled to leave between I p.m. and 4 p.m., the zero hour for the threatened rail strike. Trains enroute at the time were not affected, Southern officials said. In the event the strike is called off, the trains delayed at terminals will leave as soon as possible after a settlement is announced. They will be cancelled if the strike goes on. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads Ada High To Graduate Class Tonight Dr. Wardell of 0. U. Givas Final Mettago to lost Control College Clou East Central State college Thursday morning conferred degrees on members of the spring graduating class and now is taking a brief respite from class activity until Monday, when enrollment for the summer term begins. Tonight, at the Ada Junior high school auditorium, Ada high school seniors will become graduates when they receive their diplomas. Supt. Rex O. Morrison will be the commencement speaker. The public is invited to attend. Grade Cards Out Friday On Friday, the Ada public schools will round out their year’s work with presenting of grade cards to boys and girls. Ada high schoolers will receive their cards at 1:15 p.m. tomorrow. Ada Junior high school students will be at their school by 1:30 p.m. for theirs. The five ward schools will be ready to deliver grade cards to their boys and girls at 1:30 p.m. Friday. Principal A. R. Wallace of Ada Junior high worded the theme for I he day’s activities in final instruction to the teachers of his school by telling them, as of Friday afternoon, “excuse pupils as soon as you are through % with them ”    ' What World Calls For “You are graduating into* a w'orld that is rather chaotic; however, there are brighter aspects. The world calls for more sound judgment and good sense than in any world in which anyone has lived before,” Dr. M. L. Wardell, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, told graduating seniors of East Central Thursday morning. “Unless we concern ourselves with the problems that are before us, we cannot do any better in the next score of years than was done from 1919 to 1939” the professor told the senior class and guests at the exercises. The speaker asserted that the United States is Target No. I in the next war. “Something must be done about this world in which we live,” Dr. Wardell said as he explained the reason for college graduates. Dr. Wardell brought out in his talk that Vwe are neighbors to all the people of the world. We are 19 hours from Moscow and only 24 hours from Tokyo.” He told the graduates that intelligence is the ability to think rn the abstract and that is the reason for training college graduates today. * Few Trained As Peace Leaders Few people are trained to go into the world to make peace,” Dr. Wardell said and continued by saying that “there isn’t a sound reason for war between Russia and the United States and peace must be attained by arbitration.” Among the graduating class jjere four veterans of World War More Than Third Of Coal Miners Idled White House Conference Still Trying to Work Out Contract Lewis and Operators Will Accept; Cool Output Dwindling Rock Wool Plan! Work Starts Soon, (.OIC. Is Told Harry D. Barndollar, chairman of the Industrial Committee of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, announced today that the Standard Asbestos Manufacturing and Insulating company expects to make a “good start” early next month in construction of production facilities. The concern will have a rock crusher plant at Troy and a main insulation manufacturing plant northeast of Ada. About “60 per cent” of the equipment the industrial concern will need is reported to be on order to be delivered in early fall. Also at Thursday’s meeting of the Chamber of Commerce plans for the special election on Ada’s charter revision were heard discussed. Ada Junior High Ninfh Graders in Final Program; Awards Presented lo Winners Final assembly of Ada Junior high school, the awards assembly. was held Thursday morning. Stanley Walker, Ninth grade president, presided; Nina Mae Love played for the processional and Richard Haynes gave the invocation; later Leo Dittemore gave the benediction. Music included three songs by the Ninth grade mixed chorus, Jim Wilkinson accompanist, solo by Joe Dunham, singing of Auld Lang Syne” by the class. Charlotte Copeland lead the class prophecy. The Tanti Study club award went to Leu Kila Robinson; Daniel d Awards to Wanda Fay Gay and Liston Coffey; Thompson a-ward to Richard Haynes; McSwain awards to Clarence Mayberry, Floyd Groves and Donald Bowers; rcholarship and attendance honor rolls were read by the class secretary, Zela Mae Derrick. The Stall award went to Drew Lynn Lance; the American Legion awards went to Jane Gru-baugh for the girls and to Joe Dunham for the boys. Members of the class were: Boys Auld, Lee Aw brey, Jack Beavers. Roy Box, Paul Branch, Charles Richard Crawford, John Craddock, Jerry Coffey, Liston Colquitt, James Harmon Clark, Edwin Kenneth, Jr. Crisman, Y7. C. Denham, Charles DeWhitt, Bill Dittemore, Leo Dale •Duncan, James Donald Dunham, Joe Wesley Evans, Fred Evans, James Harrel, Gordon Frank Haynes, Richard Duvall Hodges, John Hudson, Billy Leohard, Martin S. Jr. Low, J. W. McBride, Douglas McBroom, Perry Don McGalliard, Raiph McNutt, Bob Mathis, Harold Raymon Morgan, David Franklin Morrison, Max Mayberry, Clarence Nash, Aubrey Parker, Clarence M. Jr. Powell, Dud Quinton, Reydon Lloyd Reeves, David H. Reeves, Philip R. Smith, Don L, Smyth, Vadie L. Steed, William H. Summers, Don Edward Taylor, David Lee Thindentoms And High Winds in Stale The Associated Press Thunderstorms, accompanied by high winds which caused some damage in scattered areas, struck many parts of Oklahoma overnight. Heaviest fall reported by the federal weather bureau was at Lindsay, where 3.96 inches of moisture was recorded. The southwest wheat area, where harvesting is underway, was missed by the rains. The statewide forecast called for thundershowers to continue over the state except in the Panhandle during the morning and then to move into the eastern section during the afternoon, Highest temperature in the state yesterday was 89 at Guymon. while Geary had the overnight low of 55 degrees. In Oklahoma City, high winds accompanying a heavy rain uprooted several trees, knocked branches from others and blew down signs.    -- Read the News Classified Ads. Scant Progress Made To Avoid Strike In Lumber Areas PORTLAND, Ore., May 23.— (ZP)—Scant progress in negotiations to avoid a strike which would slow lumber production and seriously slash the nation's newsprint supply was reported today by a CIO leader. James F. Fad ling, president of the International Woodworkers of America, said little progress had been made so far in daily sessions with fir operators of northwest states. Another session was held today. The union’s 40,000 members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and northern California have authorized a strike should negotiation efforts fail. A strike in Oregon and Washington, along with the already existing British Columbia strike, would cut off almost all the log supply for the six mills which furnish newsprint to papers from Denver west. News pr int manufacturers agreed that a general CIO lumber strike would force mills to close as soon as log supplies ran out. Fad ling, however, has said that “every possible means” will be used for a peaceful settlement. The union demands a minimum wage boost from $1.05 to $1.17*i in the fir industry. OKLAHOMA cTtY, May 23, UP)—Printing of county primary ballots in ten counties has been delayed because of protests and supreme court suits involving candidates ruled out by the state election board. Secretary J. William Cordell said today. The counties are Oklahoma, Garvin, Okmulgee, Roger Mills. Ellis, Dewey, Beckham, LeFlore, Jefferson and Stephens. Most of the contests involved legislative races which, while they are for state offices, appear on the county ballots. By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON. May 23.—(/P) —With more than a third of the soft coal miners idle despite government seizure of the mines, a White House conference sought today to work out a wage contract acceptable to both John L. Lewis and coal opera tori. Among the conferees at the early morning meeting were Secretary of Interior Krug, federal mine boss; Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach; Dr. John R. SteeJ-man, President Truman’s labor adviser; and Reconversion Director John W. Snyder. Vice Admiral Ben Morrell, Krug’s lieutenant as government operator of the pits also joined the talks. Assistant Press Secretary Eben Ayres told reporters of the meeting, but did not say what steps had been taken toward drafting a settlement. The picture was not rosy. The best that Secretary of Interior Krug could offer as government mine boss was a guarded “hope" that the end of the current two-week truce Saturday would not plunge all the pits back into idleness. The first 24 hours of government seizure produced discourage ing results from the administration point of view. Thousands of miners, who had gone back to work under the truce, quit their pits. 2,100 Mines Closed This mass return to idleness closed down an additional 243 mines, increasing the number immobilized by the bituminous dispute to more than 2,100 out of 4,500, total. The latest federal estimates are that more than a third of the 400,000 soft coal miners are now staying away from work. With the truce’s end rapidly approaching. Krug and Vice Admiral Ben Moreell, who is charged with running the seized mines, weighed the newly-stated terms which Lewis submitted to the government for settlement of the two and one half months old dispute. Study Lewis* Terms They asked for time to study all its particulars, after a full day of conferences with Lewis and his negotiating committee yesterday. Representatives of the solid fuels administration and federal social security board also participated in the preliminary discussions. Lewis’ chief demand is for a seven percent levy on the operators’ payroll to build up a union health and welfare fund, to be controlled exclusively by his United Mine Workers. The secretary of interior—who was selected to operate the mines by virtue of his office as solid fuels administrator—said it was “very possible that .he government’s position on all the principles (involved in a new contract) can be decided before Saturday night.” Krug said, however, that “the execution of a contract within that time would be very difficult.” — “I hope that if an accord can be reached on the things that make a contract appear certain, the workers can be kept on the job.” he added. Floyd Hatchery Learns Three !|mi|ak Al Af p* ||    a    m    liVWllVI a    HI Ut Fine Hens in Arizona s Egg-Laying Contest Stolen Tony Floyd, owner and operator of the Floyd Poultry Breeding Farms, received word from Harry Embleton, head of the University of Arizona poultry department. that three of 13 birds entered in an Egg Laying Test were stolen from a pen. One of the birds was third high and the pen was second high in the entire field of contestants. In addition to the birds stolen from the Floyd pen, four buds were taken from the pen of II. L. Kreis of Inglewood. Calif. University officials immediate ly got in touch with Tucson polio. • and put detectives on the case. Two days after the birds were discovered to be missing, a detective went to a house occupied by a group of University students and found all kinds of evidence that Rhode Island Reds had been dressed in that house. Threat Got Payment The detective working on the case could not get any individual or individuals to admit that they were implicated, so he threatened to place the whole group in jail unless they paid $20 apiece for the missing birds. Later, the head of the poultry department received a check for $60, which in no way would replace the birds valued highly by Mr. Floyd. At the end of seven months of the 24th Arizona Egg Laying Test, the second place pen, a pen of Rhode Island Reds owned by the Floyd Poultry Farm of Ada, had laid 2.169 eggs, more than the first place pen; due to the egg size being smaller his has a point value of only 2.110 while the first place pen had gathered 2,201 points. One lien Was “Star” One of* the birds stolen from the Floyd pen, a Rhode Island Red, had laid 313 eggs to rate third in the entire test. The bird was second in the number of eggs but again the size of the eggs put the bird in third place with 310.20 points as compared to 343.15 for the leader. Mr. Floyd said that his pen of Rhode Island Reds in the Arizona test could not compare with other pens because he would have only IO hens competing against 13 in other pens. He also lost all chances of having the high individual bird. At the Missouri Test, the Floyd Poultry Farm has the high Barred Rock hen. This test is being conducted at Mountain Grove, Mo He also has the high Rhode Island Red and high Barred Rock hens in the Oklahoma Test being conducted at Stillwater. Mr. Floyd said that he hoped that some one does not steal his hens at the other two tests. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads P. H. Probe Ending; Stimson Says FDR Considered Asking Congress for Attack on Japs (Continpcd on Page 2 Column 2) {WEATHER: Oklahoma — Mostly cloudy, thunderstorms eastern two-thirds of state tonight; possible severe eastern third; clearing Friday with showers eastern fourth in morning; cooler tonight, much cooler Friday and west and north tonight; fresh to strong shifting winds becoming northwest western third this afternoon and re-mainder of state tonight WASHINGTON, May 23.—(VP) The congressional Pearl Harbor investigation ended today with a statement by former Secretary of War Stimson that President Roosevelt “was undoubtedly considering” an attack on Japanese forces threatening South Asia late in 1941. But to his recollection, Stimson advised the senate-house inquiry committee in written responses to a series of questions submitted by Senator Ferguson (R-Mich). the late president never formally announced anv decision of this kind to top military advisers. Nor would he have acted without the consent of congress. the former cabinet member added. Stimson^ answers went into the committee’s record along with replies by former Secretary of State Hull to 169 additional questions mostly about reputed agreements with the British for parallel action before the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. Hull denied knowledge of any such agreements. Konoye Memoirs Included Also included in the record, now closed to further evidence. was a copy of the memoirs of Prince Konoye, Japanese premier whose cabinet fell in October. 1941. By Konoye’s account, he press-ed peace negotiations with the United States in good faith. How-, ever. the prince quoted Foreign Minister Matsuoka of his second cabinet as expressing conviction in May. 1941, that President Roosevelt “was apparently determined to enter” the European war. Chairman Barkley (D-Ky) called the committee together today to receive these documents formally and to act on a suggestion that it request an additional 30 days to complete its report. The Current deadline set by congress is June I. The investigation began last November 15. Planned To Intervene The committee last March received a 20,OOO-word statement from Stimson covering his recollection of events preceding Pearl’ Harbor. In it, Stimson said the president’s “war cabinet” reached the conclusion at a meeting November 28—10 days before Pearl Harbor that the United States should intervene with force if Japan moved against British or Dutch territory in South Asia. The so-called war cabinet was composed of Hull, Stimson, Secretary of the Navy Knox, Gen. George C. Marshall, and Adm. Harold R. Stark. Stimson, in ill health, did not appear before the committee in person, so Ferguson drafted 61 questions in the nature of a cross- (Continued on Page 2 Column 5) Seeking Nine More Calves MB C. of C. Hot Several Sponsor*, Youths Yet to Bo Provided for in Program Nine head of dairy heifers remain to be purchased for the Chamber of Commerce sponsored dairy program, but a buying committee has reported that animals of high quality are hard to find; however, the animals will be purchased for Pontotoc county farm youth, but the program will not be complete until all of the animals required are in the hands of fat rn youth. Howard Fleet, Margaret and Si Freeman, Coody’s Dairy and Foster McSwain want to sponsor some farm youths in a Holstein program. T. C. Wilson. Albert S. Ross. B. G. Howard, Witherspoon Finance and Dr. E. R. Muntz and George K. Stephens dodn’t care what breed of animals are purchased for the farm youths that they plan to sponsor. Most of the animals now being cared for by county farm youths were purchased in Wisconsin; some were bought from county breeders while others were obtained from other dairy herds over Oklahoma. Members of the Chamber of Commerce buying committee went to Oklahoma City to attend the Peebly sale with the idea of purchasing some pure bred dairy heifers, but the prices went too high for the local committee to do much bidding.  * - Pay Up Blue (toss Fee TMS Week Are you signed up with the Blue Cross hospitalization plan on the individual basis? If so, and you haven’t paid your semi-annual dues, it’s time to send or take to one of the two Ada banks the proper amount. There were due on May 15, and will become delinquent at the end of this week — Saturday noon. May 25, will be the closing time for making the payments as that is the banks’ closing hour Saturday. Each bank has the five-page list of individual participants in the Blue Cross plan and those still to make their payments now due can do so at either the Oklahoma State or the First National bank. Dew (ase May Come lip in Next Week County Attornev Tom D. Mc-Keown said Wednesday afternoon that two cases recently filed against Sam Dew, county treasurer, would probably come up in county court next week, there was no other official word available concerning the case. Two charges of fraudulently acquiring interest in and to county property at resale were filed in county court May 2. He is alleged to haye acquired some land at resale on or about May ll. 1943. Information prepared on the case was signed by the county attorney. The land that was acquired is valued at $16.79 in one case and $24.77 in the other.  - Read the News Classified Ads. Assessment Valuation Up All Deportments Shew Gain Over 1945; Sharp Rise In Homesteads Listed The total value of real estate and personal property in Pontotoc county has been estimated by Charles Rushing, county assessor, to be more than 18 million dollars this year. In almost every department, there has been a gain this year over 1945. Some 2,233 horses were valued at $54,275; 747 mules and jacks were valued at $18,230; 21.188 head of cattle are valued at $555,-635; 984 head of sheep and goats were valued at $1,960. and 2,306 hogs were valued at $16,473. Personal Property lTp Total value on personal property in 1946 is $4,184,056 as compared to $3,839,375 in 1945 for a difference of $344,681 in that department. Real estate and improvement gain in 1946 over 1945 amounted ti $183,277 and the total gain for real and personal property in 1946 was $543,438. Intangible property in 1945 was valued at $2,563,336 while the figure is $2,844,381 for 1946. The difference in the two years of money in the banks and money on hand at a two-mill rate amounts to $281,045. More Homesteads At the four and two mill rate on notes and counts receivable there was a difference of $253.-234. Th<* figures for 1946 were $1,873,244 and in 1945 the figures were $1,901,055, making the difference. There were a total of 4.958 homesteads in Pontotoc county this year showing an increase of 941 this year over last. In other words, there were 944 homes purchased during the past year. Assessor Rushing said that the 4.958 figure for homesteads does not represent all of the homes owned in the county as some individuals did not go to the as sessor s office to claim exemp tion. Firemen Extinguish Early Men Blue Firemen made a run to 120 South Stockton Wednesday it 7:30 a. rn., where several mattresses and some clothing were burning. W. G. Martin, owner of a used clothing establishment, had no idea as to how the fire started. Firemen worked about 30 minutes Iwpfore there was no fire left in the building; they said the clothing and mattresses wer#» burning ast when they arrived at the scene.  a - Marine Sergeants Here Today, Friday There are two Marine Corps sergeants in Ada today and will be here until 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon to consult with anv young fellows who are interested in what the USMC has to offer. Sgt. L. L. Brown and Sgt. R. L. Taylor arrived Wednesday afternoon. Today and until 3:30 p.m. Friday they are at Room 304, postoffice building, here on recruiting service. White House Government, Union, Roil Compony Hoods in Conference With Trumon WASHINGTON, May 23, 'P*— The hour set for starting a railroad strike arrived at 4 p. rn. today with no public word *of success from White House negotiators striving to head off the walkout of 250,OOO engineers arui trainmen. Thirty minutes before the deadline, the White House said negotiations “are stilt going on." No further report had been made to newsmen when the deadline was reached. Shortly after 4 p. rn. Eben Avers, assistant press secretary, told newsmen that the president had stepped out into the south grounds to attend a veterans garden party. The negotiators, Ayers added, had not been reported. By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, May 23, UFI— The railroad management group empowered to act for all carriers was called today to join the lith hour efforts at the White House to avert a 4 p. rn. walkout on the rail lines. At the headquarters of the association of American railroads, it was learned that the White House summons had been received shortly after 3 p. rn. It asked that all 15 members of the carriers conference committees rei em ant once. Hold Trains At Terminal • At 3 p. rn. the White House had added nothing to its announcement an hour earlier, that “every effort is being made to settle the rail labor dispute.” The Southern railway meanwhile held some of its trains in terminals lest they and their passengers be stranded after 4 o’clock. The Pennsylvania railroad announced cancellation of three passenger trains to the south from New York. ii*    vuiKciiiu    c    luiniiiu* epresenting Western. East-la Southern lines, report at WASHINGTON, May 23, <F»— The White House announced 30 minutes before the deadline for the nationwide railroad strike today that negotiations “are still going on." Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told. reporters that the White House served sandwiches and coffee to representatives of the Brotherhoods of Trainmen and I locomotive Engineers as well as to representatives for the railroad operators about 3 p. rn. EST.    K Ross said that the full negotiating committees of the carriers and of the trainmen and engineers unions were at the White House at the invitation of John R. Steelman, presidential labor adviser. Steelman Is Mediator “They are carrying on conversations both separately and jointly under the mediation of Mr. Steelman,” Ross said. He added that at 3:30 p rn. neither A. F. Whitney, president of the trainmen, nor Alvanley Johnston, head of the engineers, had seen President Truman personally to give him an answer to his proposal, submitted last night, for settlement of the strike issues. Ross said that the representatives of the other 18 railroad brotherhoods, including the 15 non-operating unions, “have been invited to come in.” Ross said Reconversion Director John W. Snyder was assisting in the mediation conferences which were taking place in the cabinet room and a conference room adjacent to the president's office. The union representatives were using the cabinet room and the carriers’ committee the conference room. At intervals the groups from each side met together in the cabinet room. TH’ PESSIMIST Of Rota Stank*. Iv. Oather Harp says another trouble with taking a few drinks, it makes you feel like a new man an’ th’ new man alius wants a few drinks. Breathes ther’ a husband who ain’t been told by ’is wife at one time er another ♦hat he’s ruined th* best Fears o’ er lilt ;

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