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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             John L. Lewis coming out of a 30-minute conference with President Truman reported looking "much grimmer" than usual, one can conclude that for once he did not do the talking. Fair this afternoon; cast; partly cloudy to- niglit and Tuesday. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Average Net April Paid Circulation 8131 Member. Audit Bureau of ClrculiLlon 43rd 36 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY SOFT COAL INDUSTRY AGAIN PARALYZED College Busy Place Today Veterans, High School Grads Dominate Enrollment y Scene; Classes Tuesday Enrollment at East Central State college this morning was far from with veterans and highschoo! graduates holding tlu> spotlight. The freshmen class, from early recorts, looked as if it would reach a large number before the day was over. Vets wearing their little gold dis- charp" buttons were and freshmen just out of high- school were wandering around wondering what to do next. Classes Begin Tuesday Morning Tho college lias a rather cxtcn- sive building program planned for the future. Directly back of and below Fenlem Hall, bulldoz- ers have leveled off what will in the future be a baseball diamond practice football field. The entire strip of ground, approxi- mately eight to 10 acres, behind the college has been leveled off with the south end being allocat- ed for the construction of veteran housing units. Of the four housing unit build- ings under construction, the two near the north end of Ihc campus are almost finished except for the furniture, work on the two at the sou'.', tnd is progressing rap- idly. Each building contains five units. Also, plans for the construc- tion of three other buildings which will be erected on the cam- pus are being laid. A now library building will bo raised north of the old one and direct- ly behind the new library build- ing it new shop building will be constructed. The location of the East Central Memorial building ha; not yet 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 re- freshments. Mickey Harris has ambitious j plans for the new athletic field and plans to have it terraced i with rock something like the rock I garden behind the present library I building. U.S. Preparing Spurt in Exports Of Food to Needy Truman Addresses Strike Ends Midway through President Truman's speech to a joint session of congress, Leslie Bifl'le, left, sec- I'cliiry oC 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 congress 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 (NEA More Delay Faces Truman Plan For Draft-Striker Measures WASHINGTON, May 27, Predictions of a record spurt in exports by this country and big- ger crops abroad made the drab food outlook a trifle less gloomy today. Secretary of Agriculture Clin- ton P. Anderson told a radio audience yesterday that "the next I Jive weeks will witness the great- i est single movement of a food commodity in world history." This will come, he said, in a supremo effort "toward fulfill- ment of America's promise to ex- port bushels of wheat by the end of the current wheat marketing year, June 30." Earlier the annual spring sur- vey of world crop prospects by Anderson's department turned up evidence that conditions have im- proved sufficiently in some areas of the globe to indicate greater food cutout this year than last. But the department cautioned that dangerous shortages will necessitate continued conserva- tion and careful distribution throughout the 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 Al- dridge hotel Tuesday morning at according to Harry Lund- j Raard. general chairman of the Boy Scout financial drive. The captain having his team at the hotel first will receive a free shave. Arrangements for 100 workers have been made to at- tend the breakfast. The area (nine-county) budget for this year is which is less than 10 per cent increase over last year. The increase in mem- bership is more than 56 per cent while the units have increased approximately 60 per cent. The council has put over an aggres- sive program during the 11 mon- ths it has been formed. For the year 194G-47 an even more ag- gressive program has been plan- ned. Mayor Pleased By Results oi New Garbage Service Mayor Luke B. Doclds is well pleased with the work ot: the gar- bage disposal trucks that have been in operation about 10 days. Ho 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 be- hind the unburnablc materials. When the first load of burnable garbage is dumped at the incen- err.tor, the truck then makes a second trip over the area just cov- ered and gathers the materials that will nol burn. The mayor said that if anyone has any complaints to make con- cerning the garbage disposal ser- vice and especially the routes made by the trucks, to make them as soon as possible so that routes can be altered to meet require- ments. iWEATHER Oklahoma: Fair this afternoon; somewhat wanner 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 Tues- day. Ten Arrests Made By City Police Members of the city police force made 10 arrests during the past two days and collected fines from each of the persons arrest- ed, 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 nol brought in immediately. Officers will call on violators and lake them to the police sta- tion, whore the cost on each vio- lation will be doubled. The arrests over the weekend include six drunks, two for fight- ing, one for no drivers license and one for carrying fire arms. Penn Soft Coal Miners Off Work PITTSBURGH, May 27, Reports to the solid fuels admin- istration at Altoona indicated that virtually all minors in the central Pennsylvania soft coal fields were idle today. "It looks bad and appears that almost everything is shut down said J. N. Gcyer, SFA dis- trict manager. Geyer's office embraces all central Pennsylvania, two coun- ties in Maryland, and Grant, min- eral, and Tucker counties in the big producling slate 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 !he steel mills, employ ap- proximately men, most whom did not return to work during the two-week truce in the coal strike. The truce expired Saturday night. -X Greater returns for amount in- vested Ada News Classified Ads Leaders Will Try to Push Program Through Senate But Republicans Open Drive to Put Sharp Revisions in Bill, Delaying Action Prices May Go Up On Milk, Butter Under Subsidy Ban By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON, May 27, The government is on the verge of letting prices go up a cent a quart for milk and 10 to 12 cents a pound for butter. Disclosing this today, officials who withheld use of. their names, said also that cheese will cost about 5 cents a pound more. These officials, predicting an announcement in a clay or so, cited two reasons for the decision to boost retail price ceilings: 1. Grain and feed price in- creases earlier this month hiked dairy production costs. 2. Price stabilization officials have decided it would be futile Lo try to put through any new food subsidies in view of the op- position in congress. On the basis of the latter point, previous plans for a dairy subsidy increase July 1 are being with- drawn. This, officials said, will account for about half of the im- minent 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 coulrl 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 the agriculture department con- tended that' bonus payments granted for wheat and corn were not the trick. Bowles indicated on April 15 that there would be'no dairy, pro- duct price increases before July J. What happened at thai lime, he said, depended on gress did about subsidies. He reportedly is convinced now that there will not be suf- ficient subsidy money available to continue present food pay- ments. 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 Safe- ly Check, which will be held June 5 and 6 in the 100 and 200 blocks on North Broadway. The check will be made on a voluntary basis, car owners will be told about the mechanical in- efficiencies of their automobile. "Traffic accident toll is the di- rect result of mechanically un- sound cars that are operated by careless Police Chief Quinton Blake said Monday morning. The Police Traffic Safety Check program, to have its full- est measure of success, must have the complete support of the pub- lic. It is expected that 500 car own- ers will participate in the check. f WASHINGTON, May Truman's legislative leaders -told him today they will try" to push through his draft- strikers labor program .but re- publican senators opened_ a drive for sharp revisions. Seriate Majority Leader. Bark- ley (D-Ky) told reporters after a White House conference that the legislative situation had been can- vassed thoroughly with the presi- dent. Barkley was accompanied by Senator McKeUar (D-Tenn) temporary president of the sen- ate, Speaker Eayburn" of the house, and House Majority Lead- er McCormack While they were meeting, the republican steering committee named a five-man group headed by Senator Taft (R-Ohip) 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 Tai't told re- porters. "The republican com- mittee will meet this afternoon to try to draft amendments." Taft previously had announced personal opposition, contending the powers it granted the presi- dent 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 indi- cated the' senate may continue night sessions in an effort to ob- tain early action. Senator Ferguson a member of the special republican committee, told a reporter he be- lieves the "whole bill must be worked over because it was very hastily drawn." Others on the republican draft- ing group included Senators Smith Ball (Minn) and Knowland 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 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, however, put the element of economic uncertainty back into the picture and gave sup- porters of the program new am- munition. The threat shaping up to the bill is an unusual coalition of j Republicans and pro-labor Dem- ocrats who balked at Mr. Tru- man's reccm.menda 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. Trurr.ah addressed the joint ses- sion of congress Saturday evi- dently 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 oppon3nts was summar- Work Together Is Truman Plea Message to Governors Con- ference Urges Maintaining Government Authority By GENE POTES OKLAHOMA CITY, May 27, UP) _ President Truman today called upon governors of the nation to "work together to main- tain the authority of government" in a telegraphed message read at the opening session of the nation- al 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 re- maining in Washington. "My message to you is an ap- peal to all to work together to maintain the authority of gov- ernment, national, state and the president said in a message addressed to Gov. Rob- ert S. Kerr of Oklahoma, host to the parley. 22 At Opening The first session got underway with 22 governors present. Gov. Edward Martin of Pen- nsylvania, chairman of the con- ference, declared the states are facing major problems of recon- verting to peace. AmongM.he out- i standing problems to be consider- ed at the meeting, he said, are those of veterans and the depen- dents of slain servicemen; the conservation of war-depleted nat- ural resources and a solution to problems of taxation and central- ization of government. Budget Balance Needed "There is needed balanced bud- gets and less expenditures on every level of Mar- tin said. "Local government can be destroyed by the taxing pow- er of higher echelons of govern- ment." -K- President Silent on Whitney Threat to Use Union Funds To Defeat Him in 1948 Race By NORWAV WALKER WASHINGTON, May White House reported to- day President Truman had "no comment" on the avowed inten- tion of A. F. Whitney to use the resources of his Trainmen's Brotherhood to defeat Mr. Tru- man for a second' term. Before leaving for Cleveland last night after losing to Mr. Tru- man in the railroad strike, Whit- ney told a reporter his union had in its treasury and he would use it all, if necessary to "beat Truman." He said had been set aside to oppose con- gressmen voting -for restrictive legislation. Says Truman Beaten Himself When he in Cleveland, however, Whitney confined his ramarks to a fund. He told reporters there: "We will spend upward of two and a half million. But that won't be necessary. Truman has defeat- ed himself. By his action during the strike he signed his political death warrant." Capital Buzzing While House Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters, in re- sponse to questions, that "the president has no comment." Nev- ertheless, Whitney's words set the politically-conscious capital buzzing. The big question was: What will organized labor do this fall and in 1948, now that Mr. T uman has gone "tough" on r .iijor strikes? Whitney so far is the first to venture a flat prediction. Bitter over the White. House terms on which he and Alvanley Johnston of the Trainmen's Brotherhood were forced to settle the two-day railroad strike, Whitney told a reporter: (Continued on. Page 2 Column 5) Ada Round-Uppers To Take Part In Rodeo at Shawnee The Ada Round-up club will participate in a rodeo July 11, at Shawnee, Jack R. Kitchel, presi- dent of the local organization, has announced. He said that the Rodeo Asso- ciation is putting on the Shawnee event and that a number of Ok- lahoma round-up clubs are plan- ning to participate. A- prize will be given for each of the following events: Largest round-up club, for the club traveling the greatest dis- tance, for the club having the best arrangement in the parade as to horses, equipment and for- mation. The best cowgirl will receive and the owner of the best horse in the parade will get a prize. Local contestants plan to enter the relay race composed of one rider and three horses, pole bend- ing for ladies, pole bending for men and a musical chair race. The winner o. each of the con- tests will receive in prize money. 'Rocket' Derailed Near Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, May Five persons were injured slight- ly as the east-bound streamliner of I he Rock Island lines, was derailed four miles cast 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 overturn- ed. The injured were identified at Baptist state hospital here as: Mrs. W. W. Gammel, Clarks- dale, 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 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. May 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 Car- rizo Springs, Texas, a director of Lions International. Lions' governors had a dinner Sunday'night. The Sand Springs, Okla., club was scheduled to con- duct a model luncheon at noon, i "Truman never will be presi- dent again after 1948." But another brotberhool lead- er 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 n-ajor strikes would be "harmful" to labor. However, to a direct question .whether he considered the presi- dent's handling of the railroad strike politically damaging, Ca- ishen replied: "No, I don't think so. Why should labor criticize him for 'doing ll.e only thing he could do under the Cashen's union was nol in- i volved in the strike call. j "Other labor leaders steered I clear of immediate comment on i the fastbreaking weekend devel- 'opmonls stemming from the rail strike. These include AFL Presi- dent William Green, CIO Chief Philip Murray and John L. Lewis, whose longstanding coal dispute now headlines the labor n ws. Prestige Enhanced Capitol Hill seemed inclined to the belief that Mr. Truman's quick decisive action to end the railroad ticup had enhanced his prestige. One influential Republican legislator said privately he had no doubt that the president had turned back a political tide run- ning against him. Many Demo- ci-ats changed from doleful to smiling expressions in their talk n'.jout November election pros- pects. But the 73-year-old Whitney it clear that, if Mr. Truman runs again, he for one will with- draw fr-jm the Democratic fold. Sixteen Cases On Criminal Docket In County Court Sixteen criminal cases have been set for trial in county court starting June 11 with'four day court session scheduled to be heard by County Judge Moss Wimpish. A jury will be impaneled at the convening of the court at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, June 11. Cases against Robert L. Doyal, Annie Blocker, Cleo Black and Bill Brundrette, all charged with unlawful possession of intoxicat- ing 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 possession of intoxicating liquor, "H e n r y H. Pennington on charges of admin- istering poisonous drug and Jack Nabors, son of Mrs. Gallic Na- bors, 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. Sie- gel and H. W. Zweig will be tried on placing deleterious substance in a stream, Cecil Blevins will be Iried 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 Friday, June 14. Two cases of fraudulently acquiring county property at resale against Sam Dew, county treasurer, will be heard on the same day. Mrs. 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 Mon- day morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 his- tory. He was active in insurance business until his death several years ago and was a leader for many years in local Masonic or- ganizations. Mrs. Sims, who was 88, is sur- vived by a son, B. C. Sims of Cal- ifornia, and five daughters, Mrs. R. G. Calvert of Ardmore, Mrs. H. P. Reich, Mrs. C. H. Massey, Mrs. Ed Gwin and Mrs. J. B. Gi'l- breath 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 in- formation 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 quan- lily. He need have no license and need make no reports to any- one 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 per- son must live on the farm at leasl six months of the year or if he has supervised the rais- ing of the livestock and has been on the premises on which the livestock was raised at least one- third of the time the livestock was raised, lie is considered a farmer and is entitled to the meat like any other farmer. The purpose of the new regula- tions is to allow the farmers who traditionally provide their own meat supply to continue. A resident farm operator may slaughter and sell up to pounds of meat, dressed weight, in any one six month period without any quota or licensing restrictions. Such n slaughter is called a Ch.ss III slaughter. Ho must grade and mark any meat 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 entilled to con- tinue. Further information can be obtained from the district OPA office. Suspended Sentence Is Revoked Here D. B. Cordray, who on Nov. 2, 1945, was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary at Mc- Alester 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 guil- ty 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 1he 30 year sentence was re- voked. 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 the judgment and sentence en- tered 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 Confer- ence Brings No Agree- ment; Miners Stay Away From Pits WASHINGTON. May The government nnd John L. L-nvis failed again today to settle the strike that has halted vir- tually all soft coal production. Another effort will be made at 3 p.m. (est) For two and one-half hours Lewis and the negotiating com- mittee met with Secretary of In- terior Krug, federal mine boss, and his deputy, Vice Admiral Ben Moreell. Then Lewis stalked out, re- ferring newsmen to Krug. The secretary sent reporters tins mes- sage: "We will meet again at p.m." John J. O'LeHry, vice president of the United Mine workers, will accompany Lewis to the after- noon conference. Hopeful, Says Barklcy Some indications that an agree- ment was in the making came from the White House steps when Senate Democratic Loader Bark- lev (Ky.) termed the prospects "hopeful." Barkloy talked to reporters af- ter conferring with President Truman. Troops To Kentucky Aside from the negotiations with Lewis, the government ap- parently contemplated stern measures to keep mines running. Troops were sent into Kentucky tu provide protection for work- ers at the Pond River Colliery in Hopkins county. They were dis- patched from Camp Campbell, Ky., in response to a request from the federal coal mines ad- ministration. At a.m. 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 de- mand that congress give him authority to order the arrest of recalcitrant strike leaders and draft their followers into tho 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 large- ly ineffective plea of the two men running the soft coal pits for the government. Traditionally the United Mine Workers follow Lewis's lead. But the army provided one hint that some coal might be strike or no. The war depart- ment announced last night that a detachment of 150 troops was en route to 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 agency set up after Mr. Truman seized the pits last Wed- nesday. An armored unit was in the deiachment sent from Camp Campbell. Roads Back To Owners While the trains were running percent back to nor- mal was the word in mid-after- noon government cautioned in lifting its drastic strike- imposed transportation, curbs that those restrictions might have to be clumped on a- Riiin unless the coal supply im- proves. The office of defenje transportation turned the rail- roads back to their private own- ers, just 24 hours after the set- tlement. Mr. Truman plunged into bituminous crisis Jast night with his hand strengthened by wide- spread approval of his speeches (Continued on Page 2 Column 4) TH' PESSIMIST 87 Bob BUnki, Jr. Did j'ou ever notice, when you turn around I' give th' motorist who jest missed you a dirty look, it's generally one o' your best friends. As a rule, after forty th' bulk o' your troubles 're around th' middle.   

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