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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma With John L. Lewis coming out of o 30-minute conference with President Truman reported looking "much grimmer" than usual, one con conclude that for once he did not do the talking. Fair this afternoon; somewhat warmer east; partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS At trace Net April Paid Circulation 8131 Member. Audit Bureau of Circulation SOFT COAL INDUSTRY AGAIN PARALYZED College Busy Place Today Veterans, High School Grads Dominate Enrollment Scene; Classes Tuesday Enrollment at East Central State college this morning was far from light, with veterans and highschool graduates holding the spotlight. The freshmen class, from early reports, looked as if it would reach a large number before the day was over. Vets wearing their little gold discharge buttons were everywhere and freshmen lust out of highschool were wandering around wondering what to do next. Classes Begin Tuesday Morning The college has a rather extensive building program planned for the future. Directly back of and below Fentem Hall, bulldozers have leveled off what will in the future be a baseball diamond and practice football field. The entire strip of ground, approximately eight to IO acres, behind the college has been leveled off with the south end being allocated for the construction of veteran housing units. Of the four housing unit buildings under construction, the two near the north end of the campus are almost finished except for the furniture, work on the two at the sou. . #nd is progressing rapidly. Each building contains five units. Also, plans for the construction of three other buildings which will be erected on the campus are being laid. A new library building will be raised north of the old one and directly behind the new library building a new shop building will be constructed. The location of the East Central Memorial building has not vet been determined. The First Methodist church had a punch bowl set up in a room on the south end of lower floor of the library building to serve refreshments. Mickey Harris has ambitious plans for the new athletic field and plans to have it terraced with rock something like the rock garden behind the present library building. -ic- U.S. Preparing Spurt in Exports Of Food lo Needy WASHINGTON, May 27, CPU. Predictions of a record spurt in exports by this country and bigger crops abroad made the drab food outlook a trifle less gloomy today. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson told a radio audience yesterday that “the next five weeks will witness the greatest single movement of a food commodity in world history.’' This will come, he said, in a supreme effort “toward fulfillment of America's promise to export 400,000,000 bushels of wheat by the end of the current wheat marketing year. June 30.” Earlier the annual spring survey of world crop prospects bv Anderson's department turned up evidence that conditions have improved sufficiently in some areas of the globe to indicate greater food outout this year than last. But the department cautioned that dangerous shortages will necessitate continued conservation and careful distribution throughout the 1946-47 season if another critical hunger-plague is to be avoided a year from now. Boy Scout Drive Will Open Tuesday Everything is ready for the Early Bird Breakfast at the Aldridge hotel Tuesday morning at 7:30. according to Harry Lund-gaard. general chairman of the Boy Scout financial drive. The captain having his team at the hotel first will receive a free shave. Arrangements for IOO workers have been made to attend the breakfast. The area (nine-countv) budget for this year is $25,200,' which is less than IO per cent increase over last year. The increase in membership is more than 56 per cent while the units have increased approximately 60 per cent. The council has put over an aggressive program during the ll months it has been formed. For the year 1946-47 an even more aggressive program has been planned. Truman Addresses Congress—Rail Strike Ends Midway through President Truman’s speech to a joint session of congress, Leslie Biffle, left, secretary of the senate, interrupted with a note informing the president that the rail strike had been settled according to his proposal. Truman, making one of the historic speeches of his career, told the congiess that the time was now for them to pass labor legislation which would give him the right to draft all persons who strike against their government.—(NEA Telephoto). More Delay Faces Truman Plan For Draft-Striker Measures Mayor Pleased By Results of New Garbage Service Mayor Luke B. Dodds is well pleased with the work of the garbage disposal trucks that have been in operation about IO days. He says that only a few telephone calls have been made to his office complaining about the service, but those calls were usually from an oversight on the part of the caller. The garbage trucks have been intentionally passing up part of the garbage that has been put out for collection. The operators pick up all actual garbage, leaving behind the unburnable materials. When the first load of burnable garbage is dumped at the incen- ( orator, the truck then makes a second trip over the area just covered and gathers the materials that will not burn. The mayor said that if anyone has any complaints to make concerning the garbage disposal service and especially the routes made by the trucks, to make them as soon as possible so that routes can be altered to meet requirements. jWEATHER! Oklahoma: Fair this afternoon; somewhat warmer east; partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with scattered showers and thunder storms Tuesday and in west half of state tonight. Warmer tonight. Slightly cooler northwest Tuesday. Ten Arrests Made By City Police Members of the city police force made IO arrests during the past two days and cbllected fines from each of the persons arrested, but Mayor Luke Dodds is still not pleased with the number of traffic tickets that have not been turned in at the police station. The mayor has advised the holders of those traffic violation tickets that it will cost double if the tickets are not brought in immediately. Officers will call on violators and take them to the police station, where the cost on each violation will be doubled. The arrests over the weekend include six drunks, two for fighting, one for no drivers license and one for carrying fire arms. Penn Soft* Coal Miners Off Work PITTSBURGH. May 27, UP)— Reports to the solid fuels administration at Altoona indicated that virtually all 45,000 miners in the central Pennsylvania soft coal fields were idle today. “It looks bad and appears that almost everything is shut down tight,” said J. N. Geyer, SFA district manager. Geyer's office embraces all of central Pennsylvania, two counties in Man kind, and Grant, mineral, and Tucker counties in the big producting state of West Virginia. A spokesman for U. S. Steel Corporation reported that all 15 of its mines in the Pennsylvania soft coal fields were idle. The mines, which produce fuel for the steel mills, employ approximately 11,000 men, most of whom did not return to work during the two-week truce in the coal strike. The truce expired Saturday night. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads Leaders Will Try to Push Program Through Senate But Republicans Open Drive to Put Sharp Revisions in Bill, Delaying Action -*    WASHINGTON,    May    27.-1/P) —President Truman’s legislative leaders told him today they will try to push through his draft-strikers labor program but republican senators opened a drive for sharp revisions. Senate Majority Leader Barkley (D-Ky) told reporters after a White House conference that the legislative situation had been canvassed thoroughly with the president. Barkley was accompanied by Senator McKellar (D-Tenn) temporary president of the senate, Speaker Rayburn of the house, and House Majority Leader McCormack (D-Mass). While they were meeting, the republican steering committee named a five-man group headed by Senator Taft (R-Ohio) to draft amendments to legislation passed by the house shortly after Mr. Truman addressed a joint session of congress Saturday. Amend It, Says Taft “We think the bill should be seriously amended,” Taft told reporters. “The republican committee will meet this afternoon to try to draft amendments.” Taft previously had announced personal opposition, contending the powers it granted the president were too broad. Barkley told reporters that he expected “several” amendments to be offered, a move he said is likely to delay any final disposal until later in the week. He indicated the senate may continue night sessions in an effort to obtain early action. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich), a member of the special republican committee, told a reporter he believes the “whole bill must be worked over because it was very hastily drawn.” Others on the republican drafting group included Senators Smith (NJ), Ball (Minn) and Knowland (Calif). Case Bill Also Opposed Rep. Howard Smith (D-Va) told reporters he will ask the house to concur immediately in senate amendments to the Case Labor Disputes bill. Should the house accede, the legislation would go immediately to the president instead of to a senate-house conference. Opponents of the legislation were expected to resist Smith’s move, however. Democratic Leader Barkley (Ky.) voiced hope of pushing the proposed legislation through by nightfall, with perhaps some modifications, but a number of his colleagues spoke in terms of days. The renewal of the soft coal crisis, how’ever, put the element of economic uncertainty back into the picture and gave supporters of the program new ammunition. The threat shaping up to the bill is an unusual coalition of Republicans and pro-labor Democrats who balked at Mr. Truman’s reccmmenda tions for drafting workers who strike against the government, and for slapping criminal penalties on their union leaders. Senate Won’t Hurry The way the house whipped through the program by a 306-13 vote within two hours after Mr. Truman addressed the joint ses-s.on of congress Saturday evidently made little impression on senate critics of the president’s plan. They were in a mood to take their time. The fundamental objection urged by opponents was summar- Prices May Go Up On Milk, Buller Under Subsidy Ban By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON, May 27, (A*)— The government is on the verge of letting prices go up a cent a quart for milk and IO to 12 cents a pound for butter. Disclosing this today, officials who w ithheld use of their names, said also that cheese will cost about 5 cents a pound more. These officials, predicting an announcement in a day or so, cited two reasons for the decision to boost retail price ceilings: 1. Grain ana feed price increases earlier this month hiked dairy production costs. 2. Price stabilization officials have decided it would be futile to try to put through any new food subsidies in view of the opposition in congress. On the basis of the latter point, previous plans for a dairy subsidy increase July I are being withdrawn. This, officials said, will account for about half of the imminent price jump. The decision to allow higher prices was reached at conferences between officials of the OPA, agriculture department and office of economic stabilization. Six weeks ago Stabilization Director Chester Bowles sharply rejected proposals to boost dairy product prices. He said such an increase would hit family food budgets hard and that he could not‘allow that. Later Bowles was persuaded to authorize grain price increases in a move to obtain more food for famine relief. He gave in when I he agriculture department contended that bonus payments granted for w heat and corn w'ere not turning the trick. Bowles indicated on April 15 that there would be no dairy product price increases before July I. What happened at that time, he said, depended on what congress did about subsidies. He reportedly is convinced now that there will not be sufficient subsidy money available to continue present food payments. Safely Lane Will Be Held in Ada With the cooperation of the city police department and the Highway Patrol, the VFW is sponsoring a Police Traffic Safety Check, which will be held June 5 and 6 in the IOO and 200 blocks on North Broadway. The check will be made on a voluntary basis, car owners will be told about the mechanical inefficiencies of their automobile. “Traffic accident toll is the direct result of mechanically unsound cars that are operated by careless drivers,” Police Chief Quinton Blake said Monday morning. The Police Traffic Safety Check program, to have its fullest measure of success, must have the complete support of the public. It is expected that 500 car owners will participate in the check. Work Together Is Truman Plea Message to Governors Conference Urges Maintaining Government Authority By GENE POTES OKLAHOMA CITY,* May 27, (.Pi — President Truman today called upon governors of the nation to “work together to maintain the authority of government” in a telegraphed message read at the opening session of the national conference of governors. The president did not elaborate upon his statement. President Truman had planned to be here to make an address before the rail and coal strikes forces his remaining in Washington. “My message to you is an appeal to all to work together to maintain the authority of government, national, state and local,” the president said in a message addressed to Gov. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma, host to the parley. 22 At Opening The first session got underway with 22 governors present. Gov. Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, chairman of the conference, declared the states are facing major problems of reconverting to peace. Among the outstanding problems to be considered at the meeting, he said, are those of veterans and the dependents of slain servicemen: the conservation of war-depleted natural resources and a solution to problems of taxation and centralization of government. Budget Balance Needed “There is needed balanced budgets and less expenditures on every level of government,” Martin said. “Local government can be destroyed by the taxing power of higher echelons of government.” President Silent on Whitney Threat to Use Union Funds To Defeat Him in 1948 Race (Continued on Page 2 Column 5) Ada Round-Uppers To Take Part In Rodeo al Shawnee The Ada Round-up club will participate in a rodeo July ll, at Shaw'nee, Jack R. Kitchel, president of the local organization, has announced. He said that the Rodeo Association is putting on the Shawnee event and that a number of Oklahoma round-up clubs are planning to participate. A $25 prize will be given for each of the following events: Largest round-up club, for the club traveling the greatest distance, for the club having the best arrangement in the parade as to horses, equipment and formation. The best cowgirl will receive $5 and the owmer of the best horse in the parade will get a $5 prize. 1 Local contestants plan to enter the relay race composed of one rider and three horses, pole bending for ladies, pole bending for men and a musical chair race. The winner o“ each of the contests will receive $15 in prize money. 'Rocker Derailed Near Little Rod) LITTLE ROCK, May 27.—(/Pl— Five persons were injured slightly as the “Rocket,” east-bound streamliner of the Rock Island lines, w as derailed four miles east of Carlisle, Lonoke county, Ark., early today. Rock Island officials at Little Rock said the derailment was caused by a broken rail. Six cars left the rails but none overturned. The injured were identified at Baptist state hospital here as: Mrs. W. W. Gammel, Clarksdale. Miss., broken right shoulder; Mrs. Prentice Begley, Leddy, Okla., bruises: Mrs. Ida Robinson, Memphis, bruises; Marshall Maple, negro dining car waiter; Conductor P. P. Hall, bruises. The train carried 70 passengers. The accident occurred about 5:45 a.m., less than an hour after the train, en route from Amarillo, Tex., to Memphis, had left Little Rock. Only the engine and the front wheels of the baggage car remained on the tracks. Passengers were moved into Memphis on buses dispatched from Little Rock by the railroad. Wrecker crews were clearing the tracks this morning, and Rock Island officials said the line would be open by midafternoon. CHICKASHA.^Okla., May 27.— | (A*)—-More than 400 persons have registered for the Oklahoma Lions convention here. Principal speaker at today’s opening session on the campus of Oklahoma College for Women was Herbert C. Petry Jr. of Carrizo Springs, Texas, a director of Lions International. Lions’ governors had a dinner Sunday night. The Sand Springs, Okla., club was scheduled to conduct a model luncheon at noon. By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, May 27.—(ZP) —The White House reported today President Truman had “no comment” on the avowed intention of A. F. Whitney to use the resources of his Trainmen’s Brotherhood to defeat Mr. Truman for a second term. Before leaving for Cleveland last night after losing to Mr. Truman in the railroad strike, Whitney told a reporter his union had $47,000,000 in its treasury and he w’ould use it all. if necessary to “beat Truman.” He said $2,500,000 had been set aside to oppose congressmen voting for restrictive legislation. Says Truman Beaten Himself When he arrived in Cleveland, however. Whitney confined his remarks to a $2.5*00.000 fund. He told reporters there: “We will spend upward of two and a half million. But that w'on’t be necessary. Truman has defeated himself. By his action during the strike he signed his political death warrant.” Capital Buzzing ^ White House Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters, in response to questions, that “the president has no comment.” Nevertheless, Whitney’s words set the politically-conscious capital buzzing. The big auestion was: What will organized labor do this fall and in 1948, now that Mr. T uman has gone “tough” on r ajor strikes? Whitney so far is the first to venture a flat prediction. Bitter over the White House terms on which h«' and Alvanley Johnston of the Trainmen's Brotherhood were forced to settle the two-day ra lroad strike. Whitney told a reporter: i “Truman never will be presi-| dent again after 1948.” But another brotherhool leader questioned Whitney’s view: “Only Thing He Could Do” T C. Cashen, president of the Switchmen’s union, said he agreed with Whitney’s contention that the chief executive’s call for vast new powers to deal with major strikes would be “harmful” to labor. However, to a direct question whether he considered the president’s handling of the railroad strike politically damaging, Cashen replied: I “No. I don’t think so. Why should labor criticize him for doing ti e only thing he could do under the circumstances?” Cashen’s union was not involved in the strike call. Other labor leaders steered Clear of immediate comment on the fastbreaking weekend developments stemming from the rail strike. These include AFL President William Green. CIO Chief Philip Murray and John L. Lewis, whose longstanding coal d.spute now headlines the labor n ws. Prestige Enhanced Capitol Hill seemed inclined to I the belief that Mr. Truman’s quick decisive action to end the railroad tieup had enhanced his prestige. One influential Republican legislator said privately he had no doubt that the president had turned back a political tide running against him. Many Democrats changed from doleful to smiling expressions in their talk a’jout November election prospects. But the 73-year old Whitney m^de it clear that, if Mr. Truman runs again, he for one will withdraw from the Democratic fold. Sixteen Cases On Criminal Docket ' In Cornily Court Sixteen criminal cases have been set for trial in county court starting June ll with four day court session scheduled to be heard by County Judge Moss W im bish. A jury will he impaneled at the convening of the court at IO a m. Tuesday morning. June ll. Cases against Robert L. Doyal, Annie Blocker. Cleo Black and Bill Brundrette, all charged with unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor, will be heard the first day. Other cases on the docket for the first day include Loyal Kemp, charged with permitting an unlicensed person to drive a car; Jessie W. Rye, charged with drunk driving, and Fred Raleigh, charged with pointing a deadly weapon. Sib Hagar will be tried on charges of unlawful Dossession of intoxicating liquor, Henry H. Pennington on charges of administering poisonous drug and Jack Nabors, son of Mrs. Callie Nabors, charged with discharging firearms in a public place. These cases will be heard Wednesday. June 12. When the court meets for the third day of the session, M. Siegel and H. W. Zweig will be tried on placing deleterious substance in a stream, Cecil Blevins will be tried on chargest of bastardy and S. C. Roles will be tried on a charge of drunk driving. Stephen Mitchell, Jr., charged with unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor, is scheduled to appear in Court F rid ay. June 14. Two cases of fraudulently acquiring county property at resale against Sam Dew. county treasurer, will be heard on the same day. Hrs. Sims, Pioneer Ada Citizen, Dies Widow of Late F. C. Sims Succumbs at Home Here Mrs. Eva Weston Sims, widow of the late F. C. Sims, died at her home. 501 South Broadway Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at IO o’clock from Criswell Funeral Home, burial in Rosedale cemetery. Grandsons of Mrs. Sims will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Sims was born at Enid, Mississippi. She and Mr. Sims came to Ada in the early days of the city’s history. He was active in insurance business until his death several years ago and was a leader for many years in local Masonic organizations. Mrs. Sims, who was 88. is survived by a son. B. C. Sims of California, and five daughters, Mrs. R. G. Calvert of Ardmore, Mrs. H. P. Reich. Mrs. C. H. Massey, Mrs. Ed Gwin and Mrs. J. B. Gilbreath of Ada. Read the Ada News Want Ads. Rulings Explained On Farmers And Livestock Slaughter A number of inquiries have been received by the local OPA office and by the district office in Oklahoma City as to how the new livestock slaughter control order affects farmers. The local office has received information that is designed to help farmers with numerous problems that might arise. Anv bona fide farmer can slaughter his own livestock or have it slaughtered for him for use in his own household and on his farm. without regard to quantity. He need have no license and need make no reports to anyone on such meat. There are no restrictions on a farmer killing for his own use. To be eligible to kill his own livestock for home use, a person must live on the farm at least six months of the year or if he has actual!'- supervised the raising of the livestock and has been on the premises on which the livestock was raised at least one-third of the time the livestock w’as raised, he is considered a farmer and is entitled to the meat like any other farmer. The purpose of the new regulations is to allow the farmers w'ho traditionally provide their own meat supply to continue. A resident farm operator may slaughter and sell up to 3.000 pounds of meat, dressed weight. in any one six month period without any quota or licensing restrictions. Such a slaughter is called a Cl. ss III slaughter. Hr must grade and mark any merit that is sold and must observe ceiling prices. If a farmer was a Class II slaughterer a year ago, his old license is good and he has a quota base and is entitled to continue. Further information can be obtained from the district OPA office. Suspended Sentence Is Revoked Hen D. B. Cordray, w-ho on Nov. 2, 1945, w-as sentenced to IO years in the state penitentiary at McAlester and was then given a suspended sentence by the court during the good behavior of the defendant, will be taken to the penitentiary as soon as possible by Sheriff Clyde Kaiser now that the suspension has been revoked. Cordray entered a plea of guilty and was fined in the county court of Coal county on the charge of petit larcency. It was for this act that the suspension of I he IO year sentence w-as revoked. Before Judge C. O. Beaver of Creek county, who was serving on the bench in district court Monday. County Attorney Tom D. McKeown asked that the court set aside the suspension order in ♦he judgment and sentence entered on Nov. 2 in the district court of Pontotoc county. Cordray was sentenced in 1945 on charges of conjoint robbery. Fail Again On Coal Strike Monday Morning Conference Brings No Agreement; Miners Stay Away From Pits WASHINGTON. May 27—CP) - The government and John L. L'wis failed again today to settle the strike that has halted virtually all soft coal production. Another effort will be made at 3 p.m. (est) For two and one-half hours Lewis and the negotiating committee met w ith Secretary of Interior Krug, federal mine boss, and his deputy. Vice Admiral Ben Moreell. Then Lewis stalked out, referring newsmen to Krug. The secretary sent reporters this message: “We will meet again at 3:00 p.rn ” John J. O'Leary, vice president of the United Mine workers, will accompany Lewis to the afternoon conference. Hopeful, Says Barkley Some indications that an agreement was in the making came from the White House steps w-hen Senate Democratic leader Barkley (Ky ) termed the prospects ‘hopeful ” Barkley talked to reporters after conferring with President Truman. Troops To Kentucky Aside from the negotiations with Lewis, the government apparently contemplated stern measures to keep mines running. Troops were sent into Kentucky tc provide protection for workers at the Pond River Colliery in Hopkins county. They were dispatched from (’amp Campbell. Ky., in response to a request from the federal coal mines administration. At 10:15 am. (est), however, the Solid Fuels Administration said it had no report of any UMW mine operating. Lewis was grimly silent as he emerged from the White House last night. He had not so much as a word for Mr. Truman’s demand that congress give him authority to order the arrest of recalcitrant strike leaders and draft their followers into the army. Were his men going to stick to the pits? The only response was a complete non-committal smile. Miners Follow Lewis Hence there was nothing on the public record to keep the miners at work beyond the largely ineffective plea of the two men running the soft coal pits for the government. Traditionally the 400.000 I’nited Mine Workers follow Lewis’s lead. But the army provided one hint that some coal might be mined— strike or no. The war department announced last night that a detachment of 150 troops was en route to Madisonville. Ky., “for the protection of employes of the Pond River xxxx coal mine in Hopkins county.’* There was no amplification be-yound the fact that the request for protection had come from the federal coal mines administration —the agency set up after Mr. Truman seized the pits last Wednesday. An armored unit was in the detachment sent from Camp Campbell. Roads Back To Owners While the trains w’ere running again—IOO percent back to normal w-as the W'ord in mid-afternoon yesterday—the government cautioned in lifting its drastic strike- imposed transportation curbs that those restrictions might have to be damned on a-gain unless the coal supply improves. Tile office of defense transportation turned the railroads back to their private owners, just 24 hours after the settlement. Mr. Truman plunged into the bituminous crisis last night with his hand strengthened by widespread approval of his speeches (Continued on Page 2 Column 4) Bf Bote B anks, Jr. Did you ever notice, when you turn around t* give th* motorist who jest missed you a dirty look, it’s generally one o’ your best friends. -—OO - As a rule, after forty th* bulk o’ your troubles *re around th’ middle.