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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 26, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma \ That "whoo-wkoo-o-o" from th* train whistles sounded mighty good Saturday night and a good many people who hadn't noticed one for years rejoiced that the wheels were rolling again. WEATHER Fair and warmer west and north Sunday; partly cloudy Monday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net Apili Paid ClreulatteMi 8131 • Member. Audit Bureau of Circulation 43rd Year—No. 35 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MAY 26, 1646 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Shifting Fields Bring 'Dust Bowl' Threat I In foreground of photo above is a highway near Hazen, N. D., but it is covered over with dry. loose topsoil carried by strong winds off the farm field in background. The picture graphically illustrates reason farmers of the region look forward to a bad season if the spring drought continues. East Central Summer Enrollment Monday College Preparing for Heavy Enrollmont, Housing Major Problem with Townspeople's Help Needed; Classes Open Tuesday At 8:00 o’clock Monday morning, East Central State college will begin its enrollment for the summer term with all indications pointing toward a heavy one, according to W. B. Morrison, dean of personnel. f With sufficient numbers of highschool graduates and veterans pouring in, not only are the classes expected to be packed, but housing facilities on the campus will be taxed to the utmost. Part of this problem of living space will be solved by townspeople who will take students in to live with them throughout the summer, but nevertheless the college will be crowded. City Charter Vote June 4; Funds For Election Assured While national, state and county candidates are getting warmed up for the real vote drive of June, Ada citizens are turning some of their election year attention to June 4 and the special election which is to be held.on that date. They will decide then on acceptance or rejection of proposed charter amendments which would revamp the city government to the council-manager form from the old 1912 charter’s provision of the three-commission type. Any questions mailed to Billy HoQver, Station KADA, and postmarked not later than Monday, May 27, will be discussed Wednesday night. May 29, from 8 to 8:30 p. rn. over the station by members of the board of freeholders. The charter amendment proposal is the outcome of work begun earlier this year by a group of citizens who had concluded that the city government here was handicapped by the old charter and that modernizing of it would make possible more efficiency in handling of finances and city administration. A board of freeholders elected in April last Tuesday submitted its proposals to the board of city commissioners, which set the election date for June 4. Members of the board have been assured by city officials that funds are available for conducting the election. *- Rival Leaders Of Chinese Confer NANKING, May 25. — (ZP) — Government and Communist leaders met for two hours tonight seeking a peact formula in Manchuria amid general optimism that a truce might be near. While no final agreement was reached between the high-ranking negotiators, one conferee said there was over all satisfaction with the progress made. Earlier the Communists had announced officially their with-dra vvalfrom Changchun, Manchurian capital, and a new mayor was appointed by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek to move in behind the conquering government troops. Meanwhile, the departure of General Marshall’s special plane, which had carried Chiang and Madame Chiang to Mukden, gave rise to belief there that the American emissary himself would soon arrive, to continue in Manchuria his efforts to end China’s internal conflict. Read the Ada News Want Ads. WEATHER OKLAHOMA—Fair and warmer west and north Sunday; partly cloudy Monday, warmer east halt ! Late comers are going to find it very difficult to get what they ‘ want in the way of classes since many prospective students have had places reserved for them in the various courses they plan to attend. Regular classes will begin Tuesday morning at 7:00. PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS Edwin Paul Enix Edwin Paul Enix has been hired as East Central's band director. He will begin work at the start of the summer term. Mr. Enix is a graduate of Oklahoma A. and M., and was a student of A. and M.’s famous Boh Makovsky, now retired. Mr. Enix was released from the service in November, 1945. He helped direct the 465th ASF Band. Enix has had wide experience for a young man, having been director of music at Pauls Valley and at Ardmore before entering the service. Mrs. Enix is an accomplished violinist, and will teach violin during the summer term. Dr. J. R. Chandler Dr. J. R. Chandler, for many years professor of education with the extension department of Oklahoma university, has 'joined the faculty of East Central as professor of education. Dr. Victor H. Hicks Dr. Victor H. Hicks will begin his duties as director of Horace Mann at the start of the summer session. Dr. Hicks received hia Ph.D from the University of Oklahoma. For the last 15 years he has been superintendent of schools at Nowata. Dr. Frank Spencer, who has been acting as director of Horace Mann, will return to his position as professor of government. Dr. J. G. Mackin Dr. Mackin will resume his duties as professor of biology at the beginning of the summer term. During the war Dr. Mackin was on a leave of absence. For a time he trained Navy pilots, and lately he has been working on a research project with the Virginia Bureau of Fisheries. Mackin is a veteran faculty member who has taught at East Central for 23 years. He will replace S. L. Boswell, who has been teaching biology while Mackin was on leave. TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS Mrs. Paul Enix (Violin) Mrs. Paul Enix will teach violin during the summer term. She is a graduate of Oklahoma A. and Memorial Day Program Set General Holiday in City With Memorial Service At First Christian Church Thursday .is May 30 and Memorial Day, which this year Ada observes with a general holiday and with an appropriate program honoring the dead of all American wars. Almost all stores and offices will close for that day. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Christian church Thursday morning at ll o'clock. To this the public is invited. Dr. Charles F. Spencer, of the East Central State college faculty and himself a veteran of U. S. Navy service during World War, II, will be the principal speaker. There will also be special musical numbers. All local service organizations are participating—American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wats, Spanish War Veterans, Auxiliaries of these groups. (Continued on Page 6, Column 4) McKinley Keened Of Wielding Knife , Sampson McKinney Jailed On Charge Following Incident In Downtown Ada Sampson McKinney was in county jail Saturday morning after he failed to make a $1,000 bond; he had entered a plea of not guilty, on charges of assault with a sharp and dangerous weapon. He was arraigned before Percy Armstrong, justice of the peace, Saturday morning. He is alleged to have, without an excusable cause, made an assault upon Edith Sealy with a knife. The complaint stated that McKinney cut and stabbed Edith Sealy. The incident occurred early Saturday morning at a West Main business location. Charges were filed by Assistant County Attorney J. W. Dean. Witnesses include William McKinney, Julia McKinney, Arthur Stick and Dr. J. G. Breco. The preliminary hearing has been set for Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Percy Armstrong court. Mail b Bad To Normal One Mora WASHINGTON, May 25, (A*)— The postmaster general ordered normal mail service restored in the country at 5 p. rn. EST. Ending a partial embargo ordered during the rail strike. The department announced: “Postmasters should resume normal acceptance of mail matter of all classes. Temporary arrangements for posal transportation should be continued until normal transportation has been restored and until the temporary services are effectively superseded by normal service.”  ■ ¥- Read the News classified ads. Only Three Entries in So Far In Soap Derby; Time to Enter There is no way for a youngster who enters the All-American Soap Box Derby to lose,with all the prizes that are being offered winners, but still only three entries have been turned in to Service Chevrolet company that is sponsoring the race along with The Ada News. Local and area youngsters might not be showing as much interest as they might, but boys from other towns are wanting an opportunity to compete for honors here. George MacRoberts, manager of Service Chevrolet, received a letter last week from a youngster in Tulsa asking if he might be permitted to enter the race here. The answer was no, because en trants are limited to boys living in the Ada News circulation area. The last entry in the contest was made by Harrell Spoons, who is already in progress constructing his racer. Prospective contestants are reminded that the winner of the Ada race receives a trip to Akron, Ohio, with all expenses paid. A total of 80 racing helmets for boys entering the race have been ordered in addition to several dozen “T” shirts that will be worn by contestants on the day of the race. A number of boys have been given rule books and entry blanks have been returned. It has been estimated that about IOO rule books have been distributed to youngsters in Ada. Rail Strike Collapses As Truman Demands Drastic Strike Measure; Train Schedules Rapidly Resumed Dramatic End Sends Trains Into Motion Comes Just Before Deadline Set by President; Heads Off Dangar af Immediate Suffering in Larger Cities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Within an hour after the railroad strike collapsed late yesterday (Saturday), trains began leaving the nation’s terminals, and the government moved to forestall any future paralysis of the nation’s economy by labor disputes. Most railroads expected resumption of normal passenger and freight schedules by today, and the government cancelled emergency orders and preparations. The 48-hour strike ended dramatically, moments before the 4 p. rn. (EST) deadline set by President Truman. But the president asked congress, and got, immediate action on legislation which would empower the president to draft men for industry in emergencies and penalize strikers against government-seized property. Death Takes Candidate Truman Harrison, Former County Attorney, Navy Veteran, Dies Saturday Truman “Skeet" Harrison, 39, former county attorney who was campaigning for election to that office rn this year’s balloting, died Saturday morning at a local hospital. He had been critically ill since Thursday. Funeral /arrangements will be announced later by CrisweU Funeral Home. Harrison is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Harrison, Ada; a daughter, Janet Harrison, Oklahoma City; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Tarrant, teacher in Douglas school, Oklahoma City. Son of pioneer parents, Harrison attended Ada schools and East Central, graduating later from Oklahoma university law school. Launching into a political career, he won the office of county attorney and was reelected, serving a second term. He was unsuccessful in a race for county judge. During the recent war he served in the U. S. navy, including action in some of the island campaigns shared by the navy. His death leaves W. G. Long unopposed for the democratic nomination for county attorney in the July elections. — »  \ Glenwood Swim Pooh Open Today Fools, Accommodations in Bast Condition for Several Years, Says Commissionar The swimmily pools at Glenwood Park will open Sunday, May 26, at 1:00 p. rn. to begin the summer season. They will continue to open at this time throughout the hot weather, staying open until it becomes to cool to swim. Wayne Wheelock, in charge of the arrangements, said that no definite program has been planned. He also said that the pools and all facilities were in first class condition. Mrs. Dale West will be in charge of the pool management with Don Walker as lifeguard. Mrs. Jack Tyree will be in charge of the wading pool. The pools will open daily at I p. rn., Wheelock said, and water will be changed regularly so that there will be one pool with fresh water every day. The charge will be 25 cents for youngsters and 35 cents for adults. Diving boards are installed--good ones, too; foot tubs and showers have been worked over. In funeral, the pools and accommodations are in the best condition they have been since he came commissioner several years apo, onines Wheelock, and he invites the water-loving public to come out and find out that “the water’s still fine." CHANGE*PARTIES LA GRANDE, Ore., May 25, <A*»—Sixty-one striking railroad workers marched to the Union county clerk’s office here today and changed their registeration from democratic to republican. C. E. Abrahamson, Union Pacific railroad engineer, said, “this is a legal rebellion against the present government xxxx we have lost all faith in Mr. Truman’s administration." . +t- Read the Ada Newt Want Ads. The house, by a speedy and overwhelming vote of 316 to 13. passed and sent to the senate exactly what the president asked. A. F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood and Railroad Train men, and Alvanley Johnston, head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, accepted President Truman’s compromise proposal they previously rejected and ordered their 250,000 members back on the job. Rash Scheduling of Trains Their move brought these developments: 1. The railroads immediately began scheduling trains. A Pere Marquette train for Lansing and Grand Rapids left Detroit with a regular crew aboard at 4:50 p m. (EST). Predictions on how much time would be required to hit their normal stride ranged from “two or three" hours to 20 hours. 2. The postmaster general ordered normal mail service restored to the country at 5 p.m. (EST), ending a partial strike embargo. 3. An order for the movement of 3,000 troops by air from Camp Campbell, Ky., to Chicago was cancelled by the war department. 4. The office of defense transporta tioxu. suspended restrictions on commercial air traffic and revoked requirements for trains to give mail priority over passengers. Food Shortages Reported Despite the strike settlement, many cities were faced with severe shortags of mat and fresh fruit and vegetables because of the 48-hour tie-up. Livestock receipts fell sharply at the nation’s principal centers the two days of the strike. Farmers held back offerings because of the lack of rail facilities. Movement of fruit and vegetables was impeded or halted in those growing areas dependent on rail service. However, emergency trucking operations and food stocks on hand forestalled the danger of any immediate suffering in the nation’s larger cities because of the two day rail tieup. Southern California’s multimillion dollar crops began moving eastward to market even before the strike settlement. Crews who returned to work voluntarily in answer to President Truman’s radio plea of Friday night manned 400 cars on four Santa Fe and two Southern Pacific freight trains. A. F. Whitney, president of the engineers union; obviously worn from the long negotiations, told reporters that normal railroad service should be restored by 8 p.m. (EST) tonight. He said that men in the east will be at their jobs within an hour. Whitney gave reporters the following statement orally: “We took this course in the in- (Continued on Page 2, Column I) mile Rain, Little Twister hi (emily Temperature Skids Ye 56 Degrees After Showers Friday’s weather for most people here was a matter of a thunderstorm 'making up’ in the west, showering the city lightly and leaving benind an early-fall coolness for the sleeping hours. But out farther west in the country a part of the cloud got to twisting, developed into a bit of a tornadic force and went skipping for some distance across a sparsely settled section of country, tossing some debris high into the air. A. J. Chamber watched it from his home. remarking later that as it was going the other way he didn’t bother to s« ek shelter. For Ada, the Friday night low reading was 56 degrees. The showers of the afternoon recorded .07 of an inch of rainfall. Ho Agreement On Coal Truce Krug Appeals Direct Ta Coal Diggers to Return To Fits Monday Despite Lewis By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON, May 25, <A*>— Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug failed tonight to reach a settlement with John L. Lewis on the coal strike, and the current working truce in the nation's mines was left to expire at midnight. Krug, however, appealed direct to the coal diggers to come back to the federally seized pits Monday. The way was left open for a last-hour settlement with announcement that there will be more talks tomorrow at an hour yet to be fixed. Krug’s announcement of “no agreement" and his plea to the miners, were made at the end of a conference of nearly three hours with the United Mine Workers head. They went into session about an hour after President Truman had asked congress for “drastic" legislation to curb strikes started or continued after government seizure. Lewis Silent Lewis himself had nothing at all to say. Lewis was advised at a session this morning of the government’s position on his contract demands, and the late day meeting was called to get his reply. A spokesman for Krug, besides reporting the failure to agree, said there was “no extension of the truce." Asked to explain this, he said. “Mr. Krug says that Mr. Lewis’ position is the same as it has been all along—that he cannot take any action which interferes with the miners in view of the Smith-Connally war labor disputes act" Asked whether or not Lewis could make another truce, the spokesman said: “Mr. Lewis says he cannot interfere with the miners.” Seized Last Wednesday Krug took over direction of the coal mines upon their seizure last Wednesday, and has been negotiating with Lewis ever since for a settlement or at least an extension of the truce. The truce itself was only partially operative. Some mines never opened at all. After their 42-day strike shut-down, and more closed down after the government took over, as the men failed to show up for work. More than half of them were closed by the time the railroad strike put the finish on major production by shutting off the flow of coal cars. Krug's appeal to the miners was issued through Vice Admiral Ben Moreell, his deputy coal mines administrator. It follows: ► President in Grim Demand for Strong Emergency Measure Cheering House Rushes Action on Legislation to Permit Drafting of Mon for Industrial Emergencies, Penalising Strikes Against Government-Seised Properties; Senate Lags By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON, May 25.—(AP)—The railroad strike ?nded suddenly today only minutes before President Truman asked, and got house action on legislation to permit drafting af men for industrial emergencies and penalizing strikes against government-seized properties. The measure, Mr. Truman told the lawmaker^, is “necessary for the preservation of our country'.” The house responded with an exceptional burst of speed, passing and sending to the senate exactly what the president askd. Mr. Truman announced to a wildly whopping congress that the strike was over. Grim, unsmiling, he interrupted an address to a joint senate-house session at the point where he said: (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) 'SPECIAL*’ FOR HIM First Train Through Ada At 10:15 P. M. Saturday, On# Passenger Got Off There was only one passenger on the train arriving in Ada Saturday night about 10:15 o’clock. He was met by a friend who told him, “I told you that you should have taken your car.” “What do you mean,” the passenger questioned, “they ran a special for me.” Before the passenger train rolled out of hearing distance, an engineer for the local switch engine had arrived and jumped into the cab of the engine ready to go to work. He gave a couple of “toots" on his whistle and trains were running in Ada again. Iron Hone Is Al Work Again Crewmen en Way ta Ada Lott Saturday, Rails Start Hamming Again Today The “Iron Horse" started to work again in Ada Saturday night and local railroad workers seemed glad that the entire strike had been stopped, but they could not go to work until some of the others were brought from Sherman, Tex., to Ada to start work in yards. The traffic is expected to be heavy for a few days. For instance, 54 cars of perishable goods were on the tracks at Sherman and a special train is reported to be dispatched pulling the perishables. Most of the engineers are ‘feeling’ their way along the tracks that have been vacant for 48 hours. In other words, they are taking their time to make sure that nothing happens. Local railroad workers are under the impression that it will take 48 hours to get back on a regular schedule. One employee asserted that he doesn't believe that the coal miners will go out on strike after hearing the president make his address Saturday afternoon. The Frisco Railway announced regular passenger and freight service from Tulsa would be resumed early Saturday night; however, it was taking the trains much longer than usual to make the trip. The Associated Press reported that freight crews began assembling in the West Tulsa yards shortly after the end of the strike was announced, and it was reported that freight trains were due to leave within two hours, hauling first load of the 25,000 tons of freight stranded at Tulsa since the rail tie-up began. There were numerous instances where relatives of local people weer stranded. One fellow said his family was in Sacramento, Calif., and before the strike was ended he was planning to send a car to California so that they could return to Ada. *- Greater returns for amount invested. Ada News Want Ads. <§ “I request the congress immediately to authorize the president to draft into the armed forces of the United States all workers who are on strike against their government." While legislators howled their approval for that. Senate Secretary Leslie Biffle leaned over and Toff Blocks Action In Sonoto Before Monday on Measure WASHINGTON, May IS— —The house speedily frau ted President Truman's request today for legislation empowering bim to draft men for industries in strike emergencies, but prospects of senate action before Monday faded tonight. With the boose in adjournment. Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky> was said by aides to have worked out a plan by which the senate can vote Monday on taking up the bill, previously approved unanimously by its interstate commerce committee. When Barkley attempted to make the formal report on tho measure, previously passed by a 364 to IS house vote. Chairman Taft (Ohio) o f the Republican Steering Committee objected. tinder ordinary senate procedure this would have the effect o delaying action on the house-approved measure until Tuesday. The senate passed tonight a stringent labor disputes measure of its own, 49 to 29. It was a measure akin to the Case strike-control bill already approved by the house. Now it is up to the house to act on senate changes. Just before the senate adjourned Democratic Leader Barkley got unanimous agreement to make Mr. Truman's new measure the first item of business on the slate for Monday. Hereford Heaven Association Holds First Tour June 7-8 Cattlemen from all sections of the United States will attend the first annual tour of the Hereford Heaven Association, starting at McMakin’s Lazy K ranch at 8 a. rn. Friday, June 7, and ending at the W. A. (Gus)* Delaney’s Lazy D at 3 p. rn. Saturday, June 8. Members of the association met several months ago and decided to hold a tour of Hereford Heaven that would be separate and apart frdm the annual tour of the Oklahoma Hereford Association. The reason for wanting to hold a tour of Hereford Heaven was that those persons who make the whole tour of Oklahoma do not have enough time to spend in Hereford Heaven. Some of the finest Herefords in the world on some of the finest ranches can be seen during the tour of Hereford Heaven June 7 and 8. Various ranches will be visited and the lush pastures which have so much to do with the production of good cattle will be an attraction to numerous visitors to this area. The tour has been so arranged that visitors will have an opportunity to spend considerable time at each ranch. A loud speaker system will be on hand at every ranch and the speaker will know the history of that ranch in addition to knowing the breeding line and the herd (Continued on Page 5, Column 3) whispered to the chief executive. “Word has just been received," he said, “that the rail strike has been settled on terms proposed by the government." That produced another tremendous outburst. Betrayal Cries Union Leader A, F. Whitney, of the Trainmen, glumly declared “we lost our case.’’ In. San Francisco, P. O. Peterson, general chairman of the engineers on the Southern Pacific railroad told a reporter: “Our position still is that the president has just betrayed American labor—and the Amer- (Continued on Page 2 Column I) TH’ PESSIMIST ay Bob Blanks. J* A pedestrian is a feller whose wife took th’ car an* said she’d be back in jest a minute. It’s all right t* make friends — but don’t try I* make ’em loo oiteik