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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             [Whether or not the Ku Klux Klon revival amounts to much as yet, it is certainly getting lots of advertising with commentators and analysts busy assailing it, so we should soon find out. Mostly cloudy, occasional showers and thunderstorms tonlulit and Thursday; ruin mostly moderate lo heavy frost; cooler west and extreme north. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Net April ClrculMlon 8131 Member. Audll Bureau of Circulation 43rd Year No. 38 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY AGREEMENT ENDS SOFT COAL STRIKE Memorial Day Here Centers in Special Service of Morning Enrollment Still Is Rising For Summer Session Enrollment at East Central reached the 650 mark by Tuesday afternoon and the college offici- als are expecting the total to in- crease steadily until next Mon- day when all enrollment will be completed. In addition to those attending the college, more than 350 per- sons are enrolled in more than 500 active courses by correspon- dence. Officials in charge of the cor- respondence department said Wednesday morning that the number enrolled in correspon- dence courses should increase to pass the 400 mark during the next week or two. Enrollment of veterans for the summer term is somewhat lighter than during the past semester when 240 were in attendance; there are 220 enrolled for the summer session. One college official said that many of those already enrolled are school teachers who have re- turned to college to take addi- tional studies. Some schools in the East Central district have not started vacation and a number of teachers will probably enroll later this week. The number of students enroll- ed is to be determined largely this summer by the number of rooms and apartments made available to students. Enrollment for the fall semester will be more largely determined by the number of apartments available than does the summer term. The situation will be some- what helped by apartments be- ing made available to veterans. K Siamese Complaint Comes Up fo U.K. Siom Charges French In Indo-China with Aggression XEW YORK, May 29, The United Nations organization was confronted with a new prob- lem today in the form of a Siam- ese complaint charging French troops in Indo-China with "un- justified aggression." It was the first time that a non-member of the United Na- tions had appealed to the world peace keeping agency, and the complaint thus presented the or- ganization with a question on pro- cedure. The issue was given an odd twist by the fact that Siam is a former enemy nation as well as a non-member, while France is not only a member but was an aily in the war against the axis. Siam's complaint, made public late last night, was received in the form of a cablegram address- ed to U. N. Secretary General Trygve Lie by Pride Panymyong, president of the Siamese council of ministers. Lie did not comment on the complaint or the possible pro- cedure, but the secretary-general has the authority to call thi security council's attention to any situation which appears to merit action to preserve peace. Dispatches from London yes- terday quoted a British foreign office spokesman as saying that Britain would support any Siam- ese move to bring before the security council her current bord- er dispute with Indochina. The Siamese complaint accused French troops of crossing the Mekong River on May 24. 25 and 26 and "forcibly seizing Siamese territory which they continue to hold." The territory in question apparently was part of the area coded to Siam in 1941 by the old French Vichyite regime in Indo- China. Ada Taking Generdl Holi- day So That Nation's War Dead May Be Fittingly Honored Thursday is Memorial Day and Ada is planning to observe that first one since the end of World War II hostilities in a way be- fitting the situation, with mem- ories still fresh of those who -in the last few years lost their lives for their nation. The observance will also do honor to the nation's dead of all wars, and will include groups who wore the uniform in three of them Spanish "war, World War I and World War II. General Holiday Here Most businesses and offices will remain closed for the day. Drugstores, some cafes and some filling stations will be open to take care of necessary calls. The observance will center in the Memorial Day program to be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morn- ing at the First Christian church, Thirteenth ;.nd Broadway. Every- one is invited to attend. The -.lemorial program is spon- sored by the American Legion and Auxiliary, Veterans of For- eign Wars and Auxiliary. Program Outlined Joe Roper, Legion commander will preside. Gold Star Mothers will be introduced, and heads of the service organizations. After presenting flags, the audience will give the pledge of allegiance. sing the national anthem. Rev. Leonard Holloway will give a prayer. Wreaths will be placed by ,the service group lead- ers. Mrs. Harold Hall will sing "My Buddy." Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Centr college, a veteran of nav- al service of the last war, .will deliver the Memorial Day ad- dress. LAWTON, May 29. J a c k Oldhain, formcu'publisher of the Hollis Daily News, has joined the staff of the Lawton Morning Press as advertising manager. Oldha- has been with the U. S. customs service in Laredo, Tex., the past four years. He was reared at Coalgate and attending the University of Ok- lahoma, and Southwestern uni- versity at Georgetown, Tex. Read the News Classified Ads. i'WEATHER Oklahoma: Mostly cloudy, oc- caMonal showers and thunder- storms tonight and Thursday; rain mostly moderate to heavy irost; cooler west and extreme north Thursday; low tempera- lures tonight 55-65. Governors Outline Program on Draft And Strike Laws OKLAHOMA CITY, May -Extension- of the draft and legislation barring strikes which would affect utilities and other services essential to the public welfare were advocated by the national conference of governors in resolutions passed today. Gov. Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, chairman, said. Under conference rules, all res- olutions must be unanimously ac- cepted lo be adopted. Texts of the resolutions, adop- ted at a closed executive session, were not yet available, Martin said, but he added they urged in general: Extension of the selective ser- vice law. On Utilities Legislation prohibiting inter- ference by labor unions or any other group with public utilities, transportation, or any other ser- vice essential to the public wel- fare. A request that congress finance the cost of the reactivated nation- al guard over and above the state needs and that the federal gov- ernment assist the states in con- ducting recruiting activities for the guard. State participation in the fed- eral airport construction program. Elimination of overlapping vet- crans services and establishing of counseling agencies on a local level. Return of USES Return of the federal employ- ment service to state control. No action was taken on a res- olution presented by Gov. Ralph F. Gates of Indiana asking states to stop asking for federal assist- ance in solving local problems. There also were no resolutions involving the relaxing of war- .time controls. A new nine-man executive committee was elected by the conference and will meet later today to select a new chairman for the coming year. Under conference rules the chairman must be a democrat, since Martin, the present chair- man, is a republican and the chairmanship alternates between governors of the two parties. Harrison Funeral Services Changed Funeral services for Truman Harrison, local attorney and for- mer Pontotoc county attorney and World War II navy veteran, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. Irom the First Baptist church. Services were at first an- nounced for Criswell's Chapel. Greater returns lot- amount in- vested. Ada News Classified Ads. I U. 5. to Seek Arms Limits Byrnes Tells Congress U. S. Wants World Free of Large Armed Forces WASHINGTON, May 29, Secretary. of th'e State Byrnes told congress today that the Unit- ed States is going to work for "limitation of arms" among the nations of the world. Byrnes enunciated this policy in testimony before the house foreign affairs committee. He said details have not been worked out, but the' government is going "to work for limita- tion of arms." "We desire to see the world free from the fears and burdens which unnecessarily large armed forces would impose on the peo- ples of the Byrnes declar- ed. He made the statement, with- out further elaboration, after urg- ing congressional approval of leg- islation providing for a broad program of "military coopera- tion" with other American na- tions. Await Molotov Reply As he went before the commit- tee, American officials looked to Moscow for. Russian reaction to Byrnes' denial yesterday jf Foreign Minister Molotov's char- ges against him and the United States growing out of the foreign ministers conference in Paris. Byrnes' denial raised ,the ques-' tion: What will be its effect on Russo-American relations, al- ready strained, and on chances for early peace in Europe? The "military cooperation" pro- gram which Byrnes endorsed be- fore the. house committee was contined in a bill proposed to congress May 6 by President Tru- man. It would permit transfer of arms to the 'Other American re- publics. No Arms Race It also would- authorize the to' 'help" train- jnili- tary and naval personnel in those1 countries and to help repair their equipment. Byrnes declared that the pro- gram "would not stimulate an arms race." He said that the other repub- lics merely would be given ade- quate war goods to allow them to defend themselves in event of at- tack. The idea also is, Byrnes said, to 'make their equipment stand- ard with ours, so the nations of the western hemisphere can work together in event of a future war. Gen Dwight Eisenhower arid Adm. Chester W: Nimitz urged support of the legislation in testi- mony before the committee yes- terday. Miller in Plea Of Guilty to Slaying Threatened Shipping Strike Takes Spot In Labor Troubles May Continues Its Rainy Wealher, More Showers Due May apparently is set on keep- ing to the end of the month the rainy-cloudy weather that has marked the fifth month of 1946. The month hasn't piled up an imposing rainfall total but has had a series of iighter rains and showers that with cloudy weath- er between has given the effect of an i r.usually rainy period. Rain that fell in Ada beginning early Tuesday night contributed 63 of an inch to the rising total, and still more is forecast. However, the rain beat down so heavily just after daybreak Wed- nesday that streets ran high with water. According to the Associated Press, virtually every section of the state received moisture and wheat harvest in some sections will be delayed a few days. Law- ton had almost three inches. Only one highway was report- ed S. 81 south of Chickasha. NEW 'YORK, May 29, Capt. Archie B. Miller, 25-year- signal corps officer, pleaded guilty to first degree manslaugh- ter today in the fatal shooting of Capt. Eugene Dale, 27, Enid, Ok- la., last December 28. Miller, whose home is at Belle- vue, Tex., faces a maximum pri- son sentence of 20 years. Dale, a survivor of the Bataan death march and two and a half years' Japanese imprisonment, was shot in the apartment of Miller's estranged wife, Mrs. Fay Hancock an ex-rnodcl from Jonesboro, N. C. She told police she fell. in love with -Dale while her husband was overseas. Accordhig to law, Lansing, Mich., must take a census of bee's every winter. Area 4-H Youths Share in Winning State Rally Honors STILLWATER, Okla., May 29. informed, healthiest and best 'dresse'd'rhembers of 'Ok-' 'lahoma 4-H clubs were named at a program last night here. Jacqueline Rock, was the girls' winner and Laneil Kobs. Mountain View, was the boys' winner in the timely topic con- test. June Smith of Wewoka placed first and Jean Claire Frye, Yu- kon, second in the girls' dress re- view. Ray Schlitz, Ponca City, was first and Jack Fry, Custer City, was "-second in appropriate dress for boys, Frank Jared, Stonewall, and J. G. Lovelace Jr., Ada won first in dairy team demonstration. First team winners in soil con- servation' were O. G. Bray and Billy Reed Suttin, Sasakwa. Healthiest girls were Jean Flip- .pin, Carter, Fern Jones, Vinson; Doris Lee Adams, Rosston; Polly Matthews, Eufaula; Nancy Jean Davis, Hay wood, and Mamie Peters, Frederick. Blue ribbon winners in the boys' health contest were Billy C. Dockray, Elmpre City; Ivan Dean Thomas, Aline; Milton La- badie, Pawhuska; Andrew Mat- tox; Stilweil; Herbert Seabourn, Grove; Robert L. Miller, Okmul- gee; Pat Plsw, Heaclrick; James Houser, Indianola; Robert E. Ber- ry, Gage; Richard Eugene Collins, Okemah; Jim Barrett, Chickasha; Donald Guinn, Konawa, and Wayne Kroutil, Glencoe. Eileen Ball, Yukon, state secre- tary, reported membership in the 4-H club has begun to grow again with members in clubs in every county of the state. Approximately 15 .per cent of all tax money collected from motor vehicles users in 1942-1943 went for purposes other than highway construction and main- tenance, according to the U. S. Public Roads Administration. Government Calls Confer- ence Over Possible Tie-Up Of Notion's Shipping By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, May 29, The threatened maritime strike took top billing today in the gov- ernment's drive to resolve all. major nr disputes. With a coal settlement seem- ingly at hand, Secretary of Lab- or Schwelier.bach called in ship- owners and maritime union chiefs for a (2 p. m'.. EST) conference aimed at finding some way to prevent the shipping tieup set for June 15. That s'.rike, if it comes off, would cripple American's mer- chant marine, halt shipping from Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf ports and prevent the export of- relief supplies for famine areas abroad. Says Up To Owners Joseph C. Curran, president of the CIO National Maritime union, told a reporter on his arrival from New York that he expected the shio operators to make some "new proposals" at the meet- ing. "If thev Curran said, "it will be a difficult situation. And I mean it." Six other unions have joined Curran's union in demanding a 30 percent wage increase, an eight-hour day, overtime adjust- ments and retroactive pay. The seven unions claim about 000 members on ships, more than two-thirds of them owned by the government. The other unions are the Marine Cooks and Stewards As- sociation of the Pacific Coast Marine Firemen, Oilers, Watertenders jand .Wipers sociation; National Marine En- gineers Beneficial Association; Inland Boatmen's union of the j Pacific; International Longshore- men's and Warehousemen's union, headed by" Harry Bridges; and the American Communications Association. All are'CIO affilia- tes. Others Will Help The Inland Boatmen's union and National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association still have contracts with their employers, but they are pledged to assist the other five unions if the strike develops. Figuring in the situation i's a fact-finding board report of May 13 covering the dispute between Bridges' .Longshoremen's union and the Waterfront Employers Association of the Pacific Coast. This report called for a 20 per- cent wage one cent the boost retroactive to Oct. 1, 1945. The labor department said Schwellenbach wanted to learn the position of Bridges and the Employers' Association on this recommendation. Last Offer "Inadequate" Curran's NMU turned down as "completely inadequate" Monday an offer made in New York negotiations for a monthly wage increase and overtime pay increases. This was an offer ad- vanced by 39 Atlantic and Gulf coast ship operators. The principal negotiators for the ship operators called in for the meeting with Schwellenbach are 'Frank J. Taylor, chairman of the committee for general agents at Atlantic and Gulf ports, and J. B. Bryan, president of the Pacific American Shipowners As- sociation. Greater returns for amount in- vested. Ada News Want Ads. Attending Governors' Conference Two visiting governor, and the governor-host, are pictured here during a reception and garden party given at Oklahoma City for governors, the press and guests. Attending the 38th Annual 'Gov- ernor's Conference are (left to Goy. Andrew F. Schocppel, Kansas; Gov. Edward Martin, Pennsylvania, chairman of the con- ference; Robert S. Kerr, Oklahoma. Strike-Draft Plan To Lose If Coal Dispute Is Settled Last Rites, Burial Here for Rev. McCain, Retired as Minister of Nazarene Church Postered Local Church Eight Years, Led in Building Brick Church Home Last rites for Rev. R. E. Me-, Cain were held at the Nazarene church Sunday at p.m. Rev. McCain, a retired Naza- rene minister, had lived in Ada most of the time since 1922. At that time he accepted the pas- torate the Nazarene church here, and served successfully for eight years. During this time he was instrumental in the construc- tion of the brick church building which stands at the corner of Ninth and Oak. Born In Arkansas Rev. McCain was born in Pres- citt, Ark., February 27, 1878. He was reared and received his edu- cation there. In 1910 he came to Oklahoma and located in Sulphur. Not long after this time he enter- ed the ministry of the Nazarene church, and served five years in evangelistic work, before enter- ing the pastorate in which he served actively for 22 years. Aside from the years he pastor- ed the Ada church he served in (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) House Passes Case Bill and Sends It On to President WASHINGTON, May house today passed and sent to President. Truman the senate's version of the Case strike control bill. Passage was by a roll call vote of 230 to 106, slightly more than the two-thirds majority required to override a veto if the president repects the measure. The senate voted 49 to 29 for the bill last Saturday. The party breakdown on the roll call vote: 98 democrats and 132 republicans for the measure; 91 democrats, 13 republicans and 2 minor party members against it. As rewritten by the senate, the measure contains a prohibition against employer contributions to union administered welfare funds, and provides for a 60-day pre-strike cooling off periods. Amid veiled hints that its ac- tion would bring a veto, the house rammed' the legislation through by a roll-call vote after two hours of debate. Congressional action on the controversial Case bill was com- pleted as the senate heard a vote C5 p.m. est) on the president's re- quest for emergency legislation _to draft strikers who refuse to work for the government. Senator Ellender (D.-La.) told reporters after a While House call that Mr. Truman was de- termined on having the emer- gency powers he requested in a speech before congress last Sat- urday. Father Testifies Girl Feared Agent TAHLEQUAH, Okla.. May 29. Butler, Muskosee, testified today that his daughter, Juanita Butler, 27, told him re- peatedly she would resign from the Indian service it necessary to get away from Vance J. Lowory, 40, charged with her murder. a former em- ploye of the Indian department, took the stand as the first state witness in a case which accuses Lowery, an Indian agent, with shooting his pretty Cherokee sec- retary the night of last January 23. The witness said Miss Butler expressed apprehension and dis- cussed plans for obtaining a transfer from the Tahlcquah" In- dian agency, where she worked with Lowery. He added that she had intended to resign if the transfer failed. Defense Counsel W. W. Miller admitted in his opening state- ment that Lowery's first accounts of the shooting did not coincide but attributed it to the fact he was "under strain that night." BURNS FATAL TO TULSAN TULSA, Okla., May John Butler, 40, died in a hospital today of burns which still were j unexplained. Hospital attendants reported' Butler said only that "every time I try to help someone, something happens." Previously he Jold officers he assisted a neighbor in extinguish- ing a fire. The fire department had not report of a blaze in the neighborhood. Poll of Senators Shows Powerful Opposition To Emergency Bill Asked By Truman By The Afcoclated Prcsi WASHINGTON, May Truman's strike- draft faces almost certain defeat in the senate if, the coal dispute is settled quickly, an Associated Press poll showed today. Of 63 senators willing to slate their position, 45 said they are opposed to that section of the house-passed emergency bill which would empower the presi- dent to induct i4nto the army those who strike in government- seized industries. Eighteen sen- ators announced their support of the proposal. The senate begins its second day of debate on the measure to- day. At the same time, the house rules committee was expected to clear the way for early action by that body on the senate's version of the so-called Case labor dis- putes bill. Opponents Near Majority The 45 senators lined up against the draft section of the emergency measure passed by a dramatic 306 to 13 house vole last Saturday 'include 20 Democrats, 24 Republicans and a Progres- sive. They represent a bloc only four short of a 48 majority, now that there is one vacancy in the senate. Moreover, there seemed lillle doubl that if the coal dispute is seltled and the industrial scene quiets even temporarily, the mar- gin for defeat of the- draft pro- vision would be supplied from among 14 Democrats and 11 Re- pijblicuns who decline to com- mit themselves publicly right now.- Seek To Avoid Showdown There was a growing belief in the senate, meanwhile, that some way might be found to avoid a showdown lest on the issue. Op- ponenls have described it as the most sweeping grant of power ever sought by any president. Supporters have termed it neces- sary emergency authority that might never be used. Senators Wheeler (D.-Mpnl.) and O'Mahoney (D.-Wyo.) were reported to have urged Mr. Tru- man at a White House conference yesterday to withdraw his en- tire emergency bill if an agree- ment is reached in the coal con- troversy. While there were some indica- tions that the president might be considering this course, he re- portedly gave no assurance thai any such action would be forth- coming. Labor Hammers At Bill Organized labor' kept up its barrage against the entire bill. Tiie latest blast came from Sid- ney Hillman, head of the CIO's political action committee, who contended Mr. Truman had acted ''in a moment of national hysteria deliberately provoked by the re- actionary forces of big business." Hillnian declared the measure would give the government "the most extreme and autocratic con- trols over xxx American work- ers ever seriously proposed" and pleaded in a telegram to senators to study the bill "in an atmos- phere free from passion and vin- dicative anger." Senate Republicans, mean- while, armed wjlh the unofficial approval of their parly confer- ence, prepared lo blast al Hie emergency bill with a scries of amendments. Read the News Classified Ads. Krug, Lewis Sign Contract Lewis to Get Miners Bock On Job Now That Agree- ment Has Been Reached WASHINGTON, May Socreliiry KruR an- nounced tudiiy JIM agreement end- ing the coal strike. Krug told newsmen lie ami John L. Lewis signed the con- tract and thai Lewis indicated he would order Ihu United Mine Workers back to work immedi- ately. "The contract was just signed, Krug said quietly, "and copies will bu released very shortly." WASHINGTON, May Wheeler (D.-Mont.) .said today settlement of the coal strike is now expected at 4. p.m. Wheeler, who hns been in close tough with the coal negotiations, talked to reporters shortly after the United Mine Workers' policy committee ended an unheralded, 3 hour meeting at union headquarters. There was no announcement ot (he policy committee action, but iitllc doubt it had met to ratify a proposed contract negotiated by UMW Chief John L. Lewis and. Secretary of Interior Krug. Wheeler told a reporter 4 p.m. was the prospective hour for the settlement after Senator Lucas 'D.-I11.) had said earlier on the senate floor that an announce- ment was expected at 3 p.m. There were indications from other sources that developments had caused a delay beyond the in- formation Lucas had received. District 6 headquarters said in Columbus, O., that "we think the strike is over" and that final de- tails of the settlement would be worked put at a a. m. con- ference in Washington. The headquarters's information was described as coming from T. J. Price, district secretary-trea- surer in Washington. Mine Leaders Silent Lewis and other UMW officials in the capital declined immediate comment. But the gathering at Going- Out NEW YORK, May The AFL United Mine Work- ers today notified anthracite operators that they would not agree to an extension of the present contract, which ends midnight tomorrow, and that a work stoppage of hard coal miners would be called. UMW headquarters indicated tho conference might be a meet- ing of the union's policy commit- tee. At the office ol Secretary of Interior Krug, federal mine toss, officials said a further meeting with Lewis on contract negotia- tions had not yet been set. Krug reported last night some progress had been made in draft- ing a new contract. Lewis arrived at the UMW headquarters at 10 a. m., (EST) and talked with a group of 15 or 20 uni9n leaders on the stcpa of the building. President Truman's official calling list for the day did not mention any meeting with the coal negotiators. Operators Hear Nothing A spokesman for the soft coal operators here .said they hnd heard "absolutely nothing" about the .settlement terms reported by district 6 headquarters. "It seems one operators' representative said, referring to the daily wage increase re- ported from Columbus. He ad- ded, however, that until overtime and other provisions of any agreement were known it would be impossible to figure out how much hourly increase it repre- sented. Greater returns for amount in- vested Ada News Classified Ads TH' PESSIMIST Dob Blitiki, It don't take a young feller long, when starlin' out in th' business world, I' realize that money can be lost in more ways than yon. A husband should never criticize 'is wife too chances 're th' biggest fool thing she ever done wuz "yes" when he popped th'" question.   

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