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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             The office cynic, reading of a death row occupant committing suicide, remarks that the fellow has cheated the pardon board of its chance to give a reprieve, and the executioner of his Generally fair, except thunder- showers ca.st and south central tonight, southeast Fri. morning. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Avcr.iio Net April I'aid Circulation 8131 Member. Audit llurcau of Circulation 43rd 39 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MAY 30, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Sorrow and Pride Mingled In Emotions of America Today, Spencer Tells His Audience Memorial Day Speaker Calls for Choice of Good Leader- ship in Future; Ada Spends Day Quietly, Few Businesses Open "Today, across a grateful nation, our people are gathered in little groups with heads bowed and hearts touched with mingled emotions of sorrow and Charles F. Spencer, principal speaker at a special Memorial Day program, told a gathering of people at joint program of veterans organiza- tions. Truman Places Wreath At Soldier Tomb Pays Nation's Tribute To Dead from Every War In Brief, Solemn Ceremony WASHINGTON, May 30, President Truman placed a wreath of white roses against the tomb of the unknown soldier to- day to pay a nation's homage to its dead from every war. It was a solemn, almost silent ceremony in Arlington National cemetery. Mr, Truman did not speak. There was no crowd of observers. The whole tribute lasted no more than a minute. The chief executive drove from the White House to the ceme- tery, left his car and stepped out ontc the broad plaza in front of a white marble amphitheatre. He paused a moment, then took the wreath, stepped forward a dozen paces with hat in hand and laid it against the tomb. Bugler Sounds Taps Mr. Truman stepped backward four paces, stopping just in front of his military naval aides. While an honor guard of soldiers, sailors and marines stood at attention a marine bugler sounded taps, the requiem for the soldier dead. That was all. Mr. Truman climbed back -into his limousine to return to the White House. Accompanying him to Arling- ton were members of the family here on a visit from Missouri. They included Miss Mary Tru- man, the president's sister; the president's two brother's-in-law, George and Frank Wallace; and Mrs. George Wallace. Patriotic, civic and veterans or- ganizations waited to place their own flowers beside the tomb. Throughout the cemetery, spread over a wooded hillside overlook- ing the Potomac and the national capital. Boy Scouts had placed flags on graves. Ceremonies During Day At Arlington anal in Washing- ton, memorial exercises were scheduled all during the day. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, veterans' administrator, was to be the prin- cipal speaker ut ceremonies in the Arlington amphitheater ar- ranged for the early afternoon by the grand army of the republic Memorial day corporation. As part of the services, three army bombers were to swoop low and drop flowers on the resting places of soldier dead. A navy plane was sent out to sea to send an anchor of buddy poppies spin- ning into the waves. From Arlington, Mr. Truman planned to take his family, on the Yacht Williamsburg for a day on the Potomac. -------------X------------ Convict in Death Row Is Suicide Steen, Scheduled to Go To Choir Tonight, Slits Vein In Arm with Raxor McALESTER, Okla., May 30, Warden Raymond Raines said today Stanley Steen, convict scheduled to die in the electric chair shortly after mid- night, had committed suicide in death row. Steen was discovered on his cell bed with the veins of his right arm slit by a razor blade, Raines said. Discovery was made by Guard John H. Webb. Steen died soon after in the prison hospital. Webb said he had been play- ing the radio in front of the cell when he heard groaning and found Steen bleeding. A doctor was called and ad- ministered first aid before Steen was taken to the hospital here he died. Steen was to be executed for the slaying of Pat Riley, a prison guard. Prison officials said they did not know where the razor "blade had been hidden. They said guards inspect the cells carefully, and change mat- tresses, once .a week. Several relatives, visited Steen yesterday bul officials said they i did not believe any of them had given Steen the blade. The body was taken the the Chancy Funeral Home in Mc- Alester. Relatives have notified prison officials they will send for the body. The speaker told the group that "many nave gathered here from a hundred corners of the earth, Burma, Sicily, Guadalcanal, Ger- many and elsewhere, to pay hom- age to their comrades whom they left behind. For a half year now, they have been wending their ways back to the place they call home. They join now with the loyal soldiers of the home front in this act of devotion." Offices, Businesses Closed Most Ada business firms closed in observance of the holiday, County, city and federal offices closed all day. Some 'drugstores, some cafes and some filling sta- tions remained open Thursday morning to handle necessary calls. The observance of' Memorial Day was centered in the program at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First .Christian church. Joe Roper, Legion post commander, pre- sided. Gold Star Mothers were intro- duced, followed by the present- ing of flags, the audience giving the pledge of allegiance and the singing of the national anthem. 0968 Back To 1868 Memorial Day had its formal beginning in 1868 when General Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued an order for the decoration of the graves of the Union soldiers who fell in the war between the States. Today, Memorial Day has a large significance. There are memories of the colonel fighters who went forth in deerskin trous- ers and coonskin caps and fell in the wars against the French and Indians. The heroes who sacrificed themselves in the War of 1812 are rightfully remembered. There are those who fell in the war with Mexico and the blue and gray clad soldiers who fell in the un- fortunate struggle between the North and the South. Soldiers who fell in other wars including World War I'and World War II are the men who are re- membered most because of their nearness to the hearts of people living today. Join Democracy Ot Death Dr. Spencer pointed out that "lh.L-y had a rendezvous with death" and did not return" He further stated that .the war dead have joined that great democracy of death wherein there is no dis- tinction between the and the private or the admiral and the apprentice seaman. "They have joined the great and the good of all ages." "So near the time, our hearts are heavy, but the glory of their deeds assuages our grief. Sorrow fades in .the garden of memory and gratitude and pride take the speaker asserted. Not Glorifying: War "In paying homage to our hon- ored dead, we do not glorify war. In humility and shame we here and now confess our guilt in helping'to create, although unin- tentionally, the very conditions 'which, made war Dr. Spencer said. "In this great undertaking of peace, we cannot depend on a few scientists for progress; democracy being government by the major- ity, the majority must be able to recognize and to choose good leadership if progress is to be made. We must not confuse our selfish interest with the public interest. Our duly is anything but direct and simple! "As we meet .here in memory of our fellow heroes, let us not forget that they have performed their duty." Dr. Spencer closed his address by quoting Lincoln at Gettys- burg, "From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that course for which they gave the last full measure of devo- tion." On 'this first peacetime Memorial Day in fiv2 pay tribute to those who died to preserve our way of life. But unless we conduct that life 33 they would have wanted it, Memorial Day sentiment does little honor to the dead who "gave the last full measure of devotion." More Rain Here, Two-Day Total 1.47 Memorial Day dawned bright and clear and delightfully cool Thursday morning, after a night in which this city and area were given a thorough washing as if in preparation for the' special day. The rain didn't slip in quietly. Some of the. noisiest- thunder in recent months accompanied the rain during the night. The rain totaled .84 of. an inch, and, with the .63 of the preced- ing night, tolaled 1.'47. iWEATHER Oklahoma: Generally fair, ex- cept thundershowers east and south central tonight and south- east Friday morning; cooler west and north tonight, cooler east and south central Friday. Dates, Registrars For July 2 Vole Announced Today Registration for the primary election of July 2 will begin Sun- day, June 2, and close on the night of'Friday, June 21, accord- ing to J. E. Boswell, county regis- trar. Boswell announces registrars for the county precincts, calling attenlion to the fact that there are some changes from the list used in the last election, also to formation of a new precinct in. northeast Ada, one at the Ahlosp Y and elimination of the old Franks precinct. The registration period is for newly qualified voters; transfers can be made up until and includ- ing the day of election. The precincts and their regis- trars are: Ward 1, Precinct 1, Mrs. Jessie Rogers Crawford, 121 E. 14th. Ward 1, Precinct 2, E. E. Uelts- chey, 526 E. 13th. Ward 1, Precinct 3, Mrs. Ad- rianna Vreeland, 817 E. 15th. Ward 1, Precinct 4, Mrs. Bettie Armstrong, 325 E. 15th. Ward 1, Precinct 5, H. A. Stevenson, 821. E. 13th. Ward 2, Precinct 1, J. D. Ma- loan, 830 N. Broadway. Ward 2, Precinct 2, Mrs. G, C. Harris. 939 E.' 7th. Ward 2, Precinct 3, Mrs.-Edna S. Lasater, 525 E. 8th. Ward 2, Precinct 4, Mrs. Joe Thompson, 730 E. Orchard. Ward 3, Precinct. 1, Miss Lou- 307- W. 7th. Ward 3, Precinct 2, Mrs. C. C. Ray, 720 W. 10th. Ward 3, .Precinct H. A. Eb- rite, 501 W. 5th. Ward 3, Precinct 4, Mrs. Gene Baxley, 704 W. 7th. Ward 4, Precinct 1, Mrs. Blanche Smyth, 215 W. 15th. Ward 4, Precinct 2, Mrs. Mary Stidham, 833 S. Stockton. Ward 4, Precinct 3, Mrs. Quin'- ton Blake, 614 W. 19th. Ward 4, Precinct 4, Mrs. W. A. Davis, 605 W. 14th. Allen, North, H. C. Compton, Allen. Allen. Soulh, Dr. C. M. Meanes, Allen. Ahloso Y, Mrs. A. G. Stout, Rt. 4, Ada. Bebee, A. F. Crow, Route 4, Ada. fanyon Springs, Mrs." E. D. Norman, Pontotoc. Center, Mrs. C. C. Grindstaff, Route 5, Ada. Colbert, Mrs. Edith Balthrop, Route 3, Ada. Conway, Mrs. Henry McMeanes, Route 1, Stonewall. Dolberg, Mrs. P. M. Bowman, Route 2, Rpff. Egypt, G. T. Harris, Route 2, Ada. Fitzhugh, Mrs. Lula Emerson, Fitzhugh. Francis, O. G. Rose, Box 34, Francis. Fittstown, Mrs. I. R. Doolittle, Box 385, Fittstown. Frisco, Mrs. W. S. Stegall, Frisco. Galey, Mrs. Bertha Newby, Route 2, Ada. Greenhouse, W. E. Pitt, Ada. Hart, May Johnson, .Route J. M. English, Dies i I Accidental Revolver Dis- charge Kills Houston Trucking Magnate, County Ranch Owner Friends here were stunned Wednesday with news of the death Houston, Texas, of J. English, Houston 'trucking company owner who .about two years ago bought a ranch in Pon- i totoc county and since thas spent much tirr.e on his property near Ada. He became a member of the Hereford Heaven association after that purchase. First details of the death were scarce but it Was learned that English was on one of: his prop- erties near Houston when a re- volver Jell from his holster belt, being discharged as it struck the ground. The bullett went through his hip and into the abdomen, inflict- ing a wound that proved fatal. Funeral Today Funeral services were arranged for Houston at 4 p.m. today, with burial at Dallas Friday. English served, overseas during the recent war, being in' charge of the great trucking operation which rushed supplies across Iran to Russia and emerging with rank of colonel. He is remembered here more generally because of his gener- osity to a Texas farm youth. Flew Calf To Texas The boy just failed in his bid for a calf championship in a big Texas show and English, liking the-way the 'boy took his disap- pointment, promised him a regis- tered calf from his Hereford ranch near Ada. So, in a short time, he and the lad, from Seguin, Tex., flew to Ada in English's private plane, loaded the choice calf aboard and went by air to the boy's home near Seguin. English, in addition to his trucking and ranching activities, was a breeder of fine palimino horses at a Texas ranch. He is survived by his widow and other relatives. (Continued on Page 2 Column 5) SHAWNEE, George L. Cross, president of the University of Oklahoma, speak at the Shawnee high school commencement exercises tonight. 'OKLAHOMA CITY, May an from a Gar- vin county delegation headed by State Senator Homer Paul, the highway commission authorized advertisements for bids on Rush Creek bridge in Pauls Valley by June 11. Estimated cost of the project is LAWTON, May than 200 spring graduates of West Point military academy, will come to F6rt Sill to begin a six-month course in field artillery beginning in August s Maj. Gen. Louis E. Hobbs, com- mandant, said Fort Sill officials are arranging housing accommo- dations for the young .officers; about half of whom are married. Price Boosled For Dairy Products And Another Possible By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON, May government jolted house- wives today with a a-year price boost for dairy prod- predicted still another sharp hike if congress cuts sub- sidies. Stabilization Director Chester Bowles estimated the public will pay a quarter of a billion dollars more for food annually as the re- sult of price increases of one cent a quaVt for milk, about 11 cents a pound for .butter and approxi- mately six cents a pound for cheddar cheese. Bowles announced last night that the new prices will become effective early in June. The exact- amount the increases will .be fixed when the date is set. The stabilization chief also di- rected OPA and the agriculture department to institute controls on the use of butlerfat in the hope increasing butter produc- tion. These controls include a ban on the sale of whipping cream, effective July 1, and establish- ment of price Ceilings on bulk cream for the first time. Ice cream manufacturers also were authorized to cut down on butlerfat without trimming their prices. It is butterfat that gives ice cream its richness. He added that subsidy cuts al- ready voted by the house and by the senate banking commitle'e "will require further sharp in- creases in the prices of milk, but- ter and cheese after July 1." He estimated these might jump the total increase to two cents a quart .on milk, 18 cents a pound for butter and eight or nine cents a pound for cheese. "Although I regret the need for saddling the consumer with (these) price increases, there, is no question about the necessity for greater returns to dairy farm- ers if we are to maintain milk production." Along with higher milk prices, housewives will pay proportion- ately more for butterfat, coffee cream, cottage cheese and similar products. Evaporated milk will go up an- other cent a can at retail. It went up a cent a week ago. WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 30, Air Vice Marshall Sir Keith Park predict- ed today that submersible air- craft carriers, would be the answ- er to long distance atomic mis- siles. Sir Keith, here for air talks with the New Zealand govern- ment, said "sailors will probably have a fit at the suggestion but somebody had better start ex- perimenting and carrying out tests with models." VERSAILLES, Ky., May 30, UP> Horace Gay, 80, national- ly known breeder of saddle horses and short horn cattle, died .here last night. His stable in- cluded Highland Denmark, often referred to as the greatest sire of saddle horses in the country. Lewis Wins Most of What He Asked; No Drastic Law Now Likely, Barring New Crisis Read the Ada News -Want Ads.! Read the Ada News Want Ads. Congress May Not Pass New Law on Labor Truman's Emergency Bill Loses 'Heart'; Much De- pends on Maritime Strike By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK WASHINGTON, May with a couple of some congress members began to speculate today that the capitol storm over strikes may not pro- duce a single new labor law. The hotly-disputed draft sec- tion already has been ripped out of President' Truman's emergency bill. There were too many uncer- tainties for flat predictions, but the possibility of a complete blow-over was being widely if privately talked. Settlement of the soft coal strike obviously has taken off the main heat. Two Major "Its" The big "ifs" are: 1. Whether President Truman signs into law the Case strike con- trol bill which a thumping 230 to 106 house vote sent to him yes- terday. Several democrats have said he will veto it. 2. Whether tWe threatened June 15 maritime strike develops a new On the Case bill, the president is getting conflicting advice from legislators and others and mean- while is keeping his own counsel. Secretary of Labor Schwellen- bach told reporters he may rec- ommend a veto. The house vote yesterday was large enough to override a veto (two-thirds are but the senate's last Saturday was not. Chairman Murray (D-Mont) of the senate labor committee, who frankly wants a veto, predicted the senate would sustain Mr. Tru- man if he takes that course. Lawmakers generally agreed that developments in the mari- time dispute are bound up with the future of the president's emergency bill. Strike Draft Cut Out The senate by a 70 to 13 vole late yesterday cut out what some legislators consider the heart of that provision for draft- ing into the army those who strike against government-seized plants. Democratic Leader Burkloy told reporters that whether the maritime dispute is settled "will determine my course" when the senate goes back to work on the measure tomorrow. Barkley said there were rea- sons to believe the dispute might be settled by then and that if is-he will not object to the bill's i going back to committee. There, he :idded, members could "perfect" tlie measure in an atmosphere free from, "heat und passion." But in congressional practice, once a bill is returned to a com- mittee from the floor it usually stays there. In the legislative jar- gon, it is "pigeon-holed." Furthermore, congress is aim- ing at getting away from a sum- mer recess early in July. ROBSON WINS SPEEDWAY RACE Los Angeles Driver Sur- prise Winner, His First Major Victory INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR May George Robson, Los Angeles-, reg- istered a surprise victory in the 30th renewal of the 500-mile race at the Indianapolis Speedway, to- day. Robson, 36, never before a win- ner of a major race, defeated Jim- my Jackson, Indianapolis, veteran dirt track driver, by a margin of less than one minute. Billy Devore, of Indianapolis, son of the famous old-time racer, Earl Devore, skidded on the southwest curve, hit the wall and bounced back onto the track in his 166th lap (415 miles.) He walked back to the pits, appar- ently unhurt, but his car was out of the race. He had been in seventh place. LaGuardia To Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA CITY, May 30. New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia will be "in Oklahoma Monday to dis- cuss stale wheat production with some 25 key wheat farmers and farm group representative's. The director general of UNRRA also will address a pub- lic meeting Monday night on the global food crisis. r PAULS VALLEY, May W. (Bob) Reeves has been re-employed asi city manager at Pauls Valley. The city is begin- ning its second year under .a man- ager form of government. Greater returns for amount in- vested. Ada News Want Ads. Coal Dispute Not Settled Finally Yet Lewis Deal Is With Gov- ernment, Operators Not Bound, May Be Slow to Sign WASHINGTON, May 30, John L. Lewis's coal dispute may seem settled. It isn't. True, another strike is unlike- ly. But the settlement Lewis made was with the government, not with the mine It may take the owners a mon- th, or months, to reach an agree- ment with him. Yet, the owners seem to be in a terrific crunch. In the end, they will almost cer- tainly have to sign up with him, pretty much on his terms. Here's the slory. The government seized the mines a week ago. To end the coal strike, the government sign- ed an agreement with Lewis, granting in large measure the de- mands he made. Lewis is willing for his min- ers to o back to work under that agreement. But it will be in ef- fect only as long as the govern- ment has the mines. It's strictly a government-Lewis agreement. It doesn't bind the owners in any way. The government will have to "keep possession of the mines until the owners and Lewis agree to a contract of their own. If the government turned the mines back to the owners before they had worked out an agree- ment with Lewis, he almost cer- tainly would call his miners out on strike again. Since the owners want posses- sion of their mines again, and since they already have lost money by the stoppage of coal production, it's to their interesl (Continued on Page 2 Column 6) Truman Cheered By Coal Deal, Welfare Of Country First By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON, May Truman, plainly re- lieved and happy over settlement of the coal strike, says he'll go on meeting emergencies "in a way that is for the best welfare of the country." World War II was a struggle to uphold individual liberty, Mr. Truman declared at George W ashi n g ton university's com- mencement exercises, "we are still fighting for the right of the individual and we are going to continue that fight." Speaking extemporaneously 'to the graduation crowd at Consti- tution Hall last night. Mr. Tru- man remarked jocularly that the "country is perfectly safe" when the president, by one speech such as his won draft-labor demand to congress Saturday, can bring to "accord" such diverseelemcnts as Senators Pepper (D-Fla) and Taft the Communist Daily Worker and the Wall Street Journal. Despite dire prophecies by some, he continued, "the end of things has not come for this great nation, or for the world." "It is only the he said, and then for emphasis, he repeated, "It is only the begin- ning." The university gave the presi- dent's daughter, Margaret an A.B. degree and made the chief ex- ecutive an honorary doctor of laws. He handed Margaret her diploma and planted a kiss on her cheek. Mr. Truman gave daughter Margaret full credit for -his own honorary degree, the seventh he has received since taking office. It js a most unusual thing, he said, for a daughter to "create a situation which will make her old daddy an alumnus of'Hhis great institution on the same night she becomes a graduate." He appre- ciated, he said, "the honest work my daughter did to for me." Conservatives Win In Dutch Election AMSTERDAM, May Official returns from yesterday's provincial, elections indicated to- day that the Catholic people's party had won a plurality of 17 in the 50-seal upper house of the national legislature, whose mem- bers are chosen by the provincial councils. The Catholic people's parly also, won a plurality of 32 of the 100 seats :n the lower house at the na- tional elections May 17. Dr. L. M. Beel, minister of the interior in the present government and a Catholic party leader, was invited earlier this week by Queen Wil- hclmina to undertake the task of forming a now cabinet. j Owners Not In Hurry to Sign New Contract Public Hopes for Industrial Goods Flow, Will Get Big- ger Coal Bill Now By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON, May coal strike is over. John L. Lewis won a a day wage boost, ;i health and welfare fund and nearly every- thing else lie asked for his bituminous miners. And the public caught the vi- sion of an uninterrupted flow of postwar automobiles, radios, re- frigerators and gadgets from long-troubled assembly lines. But the public also got a bigger coal bill. Piesidcnt Truman watched Lewis and Secretary of the Inte- rior J. A. Krug sign the contract latt yesterday in a White House that ended the last major barrier to full-scale indus- trial output. Hard Coal For Hcallnr Lewis's anthracite miners' arc due to walkout at midnight to- I night, bul hard coal is used pri- marily for heating homes. Lewis said the bituminous pits will be in full operation by Mon- day. The strike lasted 59 broken only by a two-week truce when it was at the peak of its impact. When the government will be ablci to return the mines to their owners remained a question. The they were advised of the contract terms only a couple of hours in advance of the actual plain- ly displeased. Contract Terms Listed The government seized the mines nine days atfo and imme- diately got down to bargaining with Lewis. Out of, those talks came there principal contract terms: An 18 an hour wage increase, which with overtime provisions will add to the miners daily rate and hike his earnings for a five-day week from to 2. A a year welfare to be financed 'by a five cent a ton royalty on onch ton of coal produced and to bo administered by a three-way board. Present 'payroll contributions will RO into a, separate hospital and medicine fund to bo controlled solely by the union. The payroll contribu- tions vary in different coalfields. 3. Unionization of limited number of foremen. 4. Standardized safely, sanita- tion and housing facilities. Borrowed Truman Pen The coiilrnct, .signed by Lewis with n pen borrowed from Mr. Truirwn, is good only for the pe- riod of government operation. Tho operators themselves will have to sign before the mines will be returned to them. Bul the operators, who had in vain for two months to wangle n contract out of tho bushy-browed United Mine Workers' chief, made little effort to hide their over the terms. One important producer said privately he fearer! some "mar- ginal" mines would have to shut down when relinquished by the government. And he added the i "hunch" that many others would like to "close up and. go fishing." Says People Lost John D. Battle, executive scc- retnry of the National Coal As- sociation, termed the government contract the forerunner ly demands on every other in- dustry. "It is a victory for Lewis over the government and a defeat for the American people, who must foot the said Battle in a statement. Another industry spokesman, declining to permit use of his (Continued on Page 2 Column 3> TH' PESSIMIST By Dob Blanlii, Jr. Most fellers go along with In' theory that if you want a thing done well let your wife do it 'erself. Anyway, there's one thing you can say alxjul they give you th' benefit o' th' dirt.   

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