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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 Thatatom bomb-, results weren't anything to what will happen in Oklahoma politics Tuesday—there will be casualties, many hopes sunk, others scorched and blasted, and a big upheave!  Aversje Net May Paid Circulation  8271  Memb r: <■ bureau of Circulation  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  FINAL EDITION  4ord Year—No. 66  ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY. JULY I. 1916  I IVE CENTS THE COPY  Candidates Today Sound Final Blasts in Their Vote Pleas, Voters Take Over on Tuesday  Expect 400,000 State Voters To Ballot Tuesday  Much of Campaign This Year Has Been Plea For Attention as Much As For Votes  By CI NE POTES  OKLAHOMA CITY. July I.—-  fP>—The first primary election campaign wui conic to a noisy hall tonight as candidates for bundies ©f state and county offices sound their final blasts in a campaign which has been as much a plea for attention as a plea for votes  Voters—An estimated 40,000 of them—will troop to the polls all cay tomorrow to take the first step in selecting the governor, subordinate state officials and the congressmen % ho will serve in c ammg years.  One Big Slate Race The first pulls, in the cities of  You Are Invited  Tuesday night The News will  hold its customary election party at the office in the IOO block on North Broadway, with announcement by loudspeaker of local and .state election results as rapidly as several thousand election officials and newspaper agencies over the county and state can report and tabulate them. You are invited to I come to The News, mingle w ith your fellow citizens who are as interested in the outcome, and hear the developing returns showing who’s on his way to nomination or a place in the runoff vote of July 23.  Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. in cities, open at 7 a. in. and close at 6 p.m. in rural precinct*—and because of the long state ballot and prespect-ive heavy vote the early returns will be rather scattered.  he  first class, will open at 6 k m . while d ors in rural voting places -A lii br open at 7 a m. The polls close at 7 p.m. in the cities and at 6 p m rn rural voting places,  The only rice which has drawn statewide attention has been that for governor n which eight demon ais and three l epubhcans are Vicing for nomination!.  Governor Candidates The candidates, in alphabetical order, arc Democrats:  William O.  City attorney. la tor and onh  i Citizens of Ada are reminded that the vote on the city council member* is highly important to them for the men who are chosen will be in charge of setting up a revised form of city government —one that citizens here hope will ! bring greatly increased efficiency and get more done for money spent.  tornev, former Johnson D. a nee catapan;  H  C. Jones ie; U S  Coe — Oklahoma former state legis-World War II veteran in the rwe.  D.x.e G.i net—Tulsa county attestator.  Hill—Tulsa msur-executive, former speaker of the state house of representatives  -Oklahoma City •elector of internal revenue for Oklahoma.  R. M McCool—Norman, furrier city manager of Norman, one-time president    Murray  State sc hoi of agriculture at Tishomingo. former state democratic  C 3 I ’ " TIP 3 n  Fred Mc Duff — Seminole oil field equipment dealer.  L,i R Powers — Sapulpa, painter's helper former highway department employe.  Roy J. Turner—Oklahoma City. oil mar., rancher, president of American Hereford association, former pres dent of Oklahoma City school b<>a: d.  Jess L Pullen- Oklahoma City, f • rue: assistant attorney gene:a1, has announced his v. ithdiawal from race, but his name will appear on the ballot.  Republicans:  Rexford B Cragg — Chandler,  I udder arui contractor.  Olney F F.vnn—Tulsa, former  mayor cf Tulsa, oil man.  Harry E. Ingram— Tulsa, con-  - - - ▼  Ada to (lose For  Fourth of July  Almost All Businesses, Of-flees, Bonks to Be Closed On Independence Doy  More Ada business firms will be closed T ursday the Fourth of J-h than are usually closed on Sunday as ‘most’ every business n Ada has reported that the doors will be locked.  Lou.s Long, head of tile Retail Merchants Association, said that some of the stores and business in outlying districts may not < lose, but that almost every downtown business will not be  opes  'or  USI ness  Manv Arian* will spend the day fishing and in other means of entertainment.  Especial I.\ those who are going fishing have already started making preparation for the trip* to be made  City. county offices and banks will close for the holiday.  Post office officials report that there will be special delivery and box service There will be no : - a or city delivery and window. s .1 be closed.  HE S CUTTING PRICES  MILWAUKEE. July F.emcva. of OPA ceilings was welcomed enthusiastically by S. L Gordon, 'lens clothing store  owner.  “I'm chang ng my prices right  ne a. he said today. “A straight five percent reduction.  *111 not be losing money and if every n ex chant w ould reduce prices instead cf raising them we v. Ida I ever hi vc pi ice control  •weather!  •    i  OKLAHOMA: Fair tonight and  Tuesday except scattered thuns^ er showers in Panhandle ton ie nit; v. armer Tuesday.  Every Stale Road In County Now In  Improvement Plan  Tile state highway commission will receive bids on July 16 for the re-surfacing of state highway 12 from the Hughes county line east of Allen to the end of the concrete paving six miles east of Ada.  This will mean the improvement of every state highway in Pontotoc county. Grading and drainage is now under way on Highway 13 and a contract for concrete paving is to be let later in the year.  The road from Ada to Stratford is now being re-surfaced and work is about to get under way on the road from Ada to Scullin bv way of Roff and Hickory. Highway 99 south of Ada is under construction with a rock base and asphalt surface.  Work on Highway 61, the loop from northwest of Oil Center by way of Vanoss. Roff, Fittstown, Jesse and Stonewall and northeast to Lula, is being finished as a modern graveled highway. Thiee farm to market road projects aie either under contract or will be within a few days, and three more have been approved.  Police Finish Off June With Flurry Of Arrests, Fines  Police department officials made a total of 18 arrests over the weekend to swell the number of arrests for the month of June to 113.  hour drunks were picked up, with two of them paying SIO fines and the other two being released to the hospital. A man and his wife filed complaints against each other for drunkenness and disturbance and each was fined $10. Four others arrested for drunkenness and disturbance also paid off, three of them being fined $15 and the other $10.  Three persons were arrested for “drunk and disturbance” and one was fined $10 with the other two being sent to the county  court. Two men were arrested on complaints of drunk and disturbance and each was fined $10, while one man posted a $34 ap-pearence bond on a charge of speeding and reckless driving. also charged with possession, were picked up with one posting a $20 rash bond and the other posting a $10 stay bond.  Four accidents were recorded n police headquarters, none of them major ones. Max G. Frankel of 711 N. Tucker, Shawnee, was backing out of a driveway at lu2 W. Twenty-second, which comes out on Broadway, when he was hit by a 1940 Packard driven by Emil Taylor of 134 W. Twenty-second.  Frankel had stopped at the time of the accident and no charges have been filed: only minor damage being one to the cars.  | Roger Gills, age 5, of 900 East Tenth, was struck by a car driven I bv Glen Bloom, Rt. 4. while run-fmng across Hie street in the middle of the block in front of Bay-j less Drug. Tile accident occured ! on Saturday and the boy was not | seriously injured, He and his brother were running across the I street together and his brother I had just got out of the way when I Roger was hit.  Pontotoc County Races to Climax In Rally Tonight  Several Contests in County Spurring Interest, Vote Outlook for Tuesday  A political campaign which grew from a tiny cloud into a full-fledged thunderstorm over a few weeks will release its full forces today and night, and Tuesday the results will begin to take form when the voters, who have been on the receiving end, take action.  For Pontotoc county hundreds of interested citizens will find the campaign climax at Glenwood park at 8 o’clock tonight.  The political rally there will  t  be the finale of a series of two- J a-week rallies that have been held over the county so that every voter would have an opportunity to sec and hear the county candidates.  Heavy Vote In County The airwaves are also taking a beating today and tonight as candidates and their representatives make final impassioned appeals to the voters.  Unless the weather proves unfavorable, Ada and Pontotoc county are due to cast a heavy vote. A governor’s race usually puts additional steam into a campaign and this year has been no exception.  Voters will be faced with a long ballot of state office seekers, a modest county sheet and a constitutional question.  City Council Vote, Too Ada citizens will, in addition, vote on candidates for the city council which will supervise the city government under a council-manager plan soon to go into effect. There are contests only in the Ward 4 race, with two candidate.,, and in the at-large race, with five entries.  Voting Tuesday ranges from constable and justice of the peace on through county offices, candidates for state offices, including state legislature and state senate, and congressmen—there is no national senate race in Oklahoma this year.  Emphasis in Pontotoc county has risen in the last few weeks in all three of the county com-; missioner races, in the race for sheriff and in the challenge of Hoyt Driskill to the long tenure as district judge of Tai Crawford.  Senate Race Sizzles Of late, too, the race for state senate has become a sizzler. Al Nichols, Wewoka, incumbent, has been under fire from an old opponent, Otto Strickland, Allen, and from Virgil Medlock, Pontotoc countyan who seeks to step up to the senate from the state house of representatives.  Wednesday the election fires will cool rapidly but from now until then the campaign and election flames are as hot as an August sun in a drought year and even the atomic bomb experiment must take second pla?e here for a couple of days.  FEPC Dies and No Early Revival Seen  May Be Issue in Future Years; Set Up by Roosevelt Order in 1941  V. greater returns for amount in-ted. Ada New* Want Ads.  I WASHINGTON. July I.— FF.PC, long the storm center of (congressional debate, passed out J of official existence today with no comeback hopes for this year.  The fair employment practice committee, like OPA, died at midnight and even its staunchest supporters conceded that congress will do nothing toward reviving it this year. They saw it an issue again in 1947, however, and probably in subsequent years.  In a somber final report to President Truman, the six members of the committee asserted that an “unchecked revival” of racial discrimination is destroying wartime gains in fair practices.  They said nothing short of congressional action can remedy the situation they see developing And they foresaw “civic discoid” if denial of equal opportunity to racial groups becomes permanent.  The committee members presented this summary of their view in handling their resignations to Mr. Truman ‘ast night. The president strongly favored permanent continuation of the agency, but his urgings failed to move congress to enact the necessary legislation.  FEPC was first set up on June 25, 1941, by President Roosevelt in an executive order which directed it to see that no federal agency or company doing business with the government discriminated against any person for reasons of race, creed, color or natural origin.__.  Magellan discovered Philippines in 1521—when did you discover Sinnett-Meaders wonderful I repair service?    6-30-lt  Polio Is Not Epidemic In Ada Just Now  Two Coses Reported, One Death; Health Head Gives Recommendations  Dr. R. H. Mayes, head of the eity-county health unit, said early Monday morning that only two cases of poliomclities (polio) had been reported to him and that death resulted from one of the two cases reported. The doctor was quick to say that two cases does not constitute an epidemic.  The total number of eases reported for the entire nation from Jan. I to June I, 1946, is 1,034 as compared to 811 cases for the same period last year.  “Figures show that polio incidence is on a definite upswing. Most of the cases to date have occurred in Florida, Texas and California,” the doctor reported. He continued bv saying, “Texas and California have had a high incidence of the disease for the past three years and it is likely that Oklahoma will continue to have scattered cases at least as long as the incidence remains high in those two states.”  Boy’s Condition Critical  The latest report from the (’rippled Children’s hospital in Oklahoma City is that tint* condition of the second Ada polio victim is critical.  The doctor says that parents should be on the alert for any sign of illness, especially in children, and consult a doctor. Vomiting, severe headache, sore throat, stiffness in the neck, loss of appetite. fever or signs of a common cold may be the first symptoms of polio. All children and adults who are sick with an unexplained fever should be put to bed and isolated pending medical diagnosis, Dr. Mayes explains.  Don’t Keep Children Confined  He said that another precaution is to keep children out of large crowds of people that the children are not ordinarily around. Keeping children strictly at home is not desirable and there is probably little to be gained by isolating them from their usual playmates, but the point is to keep them out pf large groups of strange children for at least another week or until officials have additional time for investigation.  Children are warned not to swim in water that may be polluted with sewage. .Swimming in a well regulated pool is probably not dangerous unless there is a serious epidemic.  Flies Can Carry Virus  Flies should be controlled and unsanitary conditions cleaned up. Records show that flies can carry the virus of polio.  Dr. Mayes warns against fatigue and sudden chilling of the body. These have been shown experimentally to increase the severity of an infection of polio and small children should have a rest period every day, the doctor asserted.  “Avoid panic. Remember that usually only one out of six children with infantile paralysis will develop any paralysis and that it is usually a mild disease. We believe that these mild cases will remain undiagnosed unless parents are alert. So be alert, but avoid panic,” Dr. Mayes said.  Wealthy New Yorker Escapes Kidnappers  Bruised, Beaten Before He Gets Awoy from Thugr  PHILADELPHIA. Julv I (ZP) -Bruised and beaten. Michael Reiter, 47, wealthy New York dress manufacturer, who lives at Forest Hills, Long Island, told police here today he was kidnaped in New York by two thufA who kept him a prisoner in his own car until he was able to escape at a filling station when they stopped to fill the steaming radiator with water.  Reiter gave police the following account before returning to New York this morning.  The harrowing five-hour ride ended with a desperate fight for freedom when the car stopped at a Philadelphia filling station.  While one of his captors was filling the radiator, Reiter grabbed a revolver from the second and pulled the trigger three times but the weapon failed to fire. The thug smashed Reiter's face with his fists and Reiter jumped out of the car.  The man who had been filling the radiator scooped up the revolver, jumped into the car and sped away.  So quick was the v hole incident, William Bailey, the attendant, did not realize what had happened until Reiter struggled to his feet.  Reiter said he never got a satisfactory, look at his kidnapers, at least sufficient to identify them, but said they were both husky, weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. He said he doubted the men were waiting for him but thought they were ready to hold .up any motorist who stopped for the light.    -  The Turks call the turkey the American bird, since Unoriginal habitat is North AmeiWk  Congress Plunges Back Into Seething Battle Over Price Controls As OPA Goes Out  Solons Hope  There's Meat—North of the Border  "C VT T~ 7 I VT or  Meat Counters Bare, Packers Warn Only Black Market Is Operating  /anil Denies J. P. Nuptial knots I nile  Tile headline at top and the photo below, showing a butcher with nothing to do in h s meatless snop but read the newspaper are typical of the good old U. S. A. today. Tantalizing to ne,.l-hungry Yanks are ads like those at right, clipped from Canadian papers  For Extension  But Boric ley Doesn't Expect Eorly Senote Action On New OPA Measure  WASHINGTON. July I—(ZP)— The house began debate on a 20-; day stop gap revival of OPA to-I day with a declaration bv Rep,  I Sa ba th ( D-Il*) that some "un-American me*, chants a Heady are I “gouging” the* consumer.  { The house appeared ready to ; act quick Iv on the proposal ta restore price r intro!*, but the outlook in tho senate was dark.  WASHINGTON, July I,—Op -  Speaker Rayburn forecast after a White ll• >u .» conference today | that the house will vote temporary extension of OPA. but senate ! Majority Leader Barkley (Kyi J heir! out no hope of early senate action.  i For 45 minutes congressional I leaders talk d with President (Truman over the situation cr*- 1  ated by the end of OPA last midnight after ‘lr. Truman vetoed an extension bill which he called “impossible.”  Bark ley told reporters he hop* cc! that the senate could work out a more perm ment piece of legislation “that will be acceptable ” Rayburn s «ut* he expected the hon. e to pass a resolution restoring pi ir»* controls for 20 days. Such temporary action, pending permanent legislation was asked by Mr. Truman in his veto message.  Meanwhile OPA is dead.  Confusion Acrose Country  Bulk of Target Ships Afloat As Observers Move Into Area To Assess Atom Bomb Damage  TOSS-  ad of •rued » last  By HON WHITEHEAD ’night aboard the carrier Independence. which suffered the greatest damage of any vessel  ABOARD USS A PPA LA CHIAN OFF BIKINI. July I (ZF*) Three of th** 73 old target warships were sunk and eight others badly damaged in today’s spectacular test of the fourth atomic bomb. Vice Adm. W. ll. Blandy reported tonight as vessels of his task force moved into Bikini lagoon to survey damage.  This was bast'd on a cursory iii apertion. Many ships are burning. The total could be higher by day -break.  Whether the atomic bomb will force navies of the world into  at a anc  new construction and battle tics remained the day’s big ques tion.  The bomb wrought a great deal of damage to ships anchored in the lagoon but the blast did nut sink a capital ship, even though they were directly under the explosion.  No Conclusions Yet  Admiral Blandy declined press conference to draw conclusions from the test.  “That’s not our job,” he said. “We put facts before the evaluation boa.*** of the joint chiefs of staff and toe evaluation commission of the president and they draw conclusions.**  Scientists aboard the admiral’s flagship said they thought today’s bomb was about equal in nuclear efficiency to the one used at Nagasaki.  A recapitulation of the bomb’s destructive power showed two attack-transports, t h c Carlisle and the Gilliam, sunk. The destroyer Lamson was capsized and later went down, and the Destroyer Anderson was so badly damaged it was expecter! to sink momentarily.  Carrier tf.ic&y Damaged  Fires st** J wet# burning late to-  ROCKET DELAYED BY DERAILED FREIGHT  WILBURTON, Okla., July I, (ZP>—The Rock Island Rocket was held up seven and one-half hours when a broken rail derailed a freight train operating ahead of it here last midnight.  Derailment of the freight probably prevented a similar accident to the Rocket, railroad employes here said. The freight. an extra, struck ihe broken rail first.  Rail workers flagged t h e Rocket down at the edge of the yards here and it was held up until 8 a. rn. today while the track was cleared.  No one was injured in the freight derailment.  afloat and was listing badly Heavy d a rn a g e, particularly topside, was done to the battleship Arkansas. The Japanese battleship Nagato, the submarine Skate, the heavy cruiser Pensacola and a tank leading ship. Some 25 other vessels received I slight damage.  One of these was the battleship I P* nnsylvania. which had a small fire which was put out by a fireboat.  On the deck of the Pennsyl-tac-  va nia, contentedly chewing hay, were a number of goats which had been placed aboard to deter-I mine the effect of atomic energy oil animals. Rear Adm. Thorvald Solbert said the goats “had a gleam in their eye and seemed perfectly happy.”  There have been no reports of what happened to animals on other ships, particularly those no.tr the center of the lagoon.  Ender**.tier Test Next  termed the t t a  and well executed The bomb burst mg flash at *) a rn .  "well planned operation, with a blind-(5 p in., Sun-  ii,  lamia rd time.) bess science writer reported the cloud was as it shot of a mile  day, eastern Associated : Howard Bhd I heart of the resultant pink, turning to gold up at about oi e quartet in a minute  “The bomb burst began to lose ; its ball shape and mushroomed,” he wrote. “As *t pierced one cloud layer above ar other there seemed to In.* several balls, one above another.  I “After one hour the top of the • cloud was well above 30.000 feet. (This top was a mushroom which had shot out and up from the I original mushroom, but after «n*-hour this top was a huge, hazy cloud, distinguished from other natural cloud; around it only by I its slightly br un color.  “Its shape was that of an ice cream cone that had melted quite flat. ll was probably 20 mile.; wide."  I Throughout the country, its ?nd  I was marked by confusion, uncer- 1  bunty and sharp political t I fire  With OPA passed the mvri regulations that have govi the nation s economy for thl four and a half years.  I (Prices on the Ration’s corr.-mod tty markets bounded upward as trading • egan on the first OPA less dav. Steel, motor, cop-' per, rubber and mail order share* I rose front $1 to more than $3 a ai.ire in early trading on the New •bange.  ires jumped mare at New* York and of $5 at New 1  Otic a go and M inners in irkets r« <p<»nd-Earljr pi ices on the dock market lump-  An underwater tost of the L JXtth.n’r'MhouJTLf^r it   n< ‘ xl  bomb burst, to study radioactivity and combat the fires.  A close bin cular inspection of  bomb will be held in the three or Iwur weeks. Admiral Blandy attid, depending on how soon he vyiil be able to make pre-  1  parations and get the fleet into position.  Today’s bomb bur. t in a huge flash, sending up threat multicolored hails and a tremendous column of lethal cloud.  There was no tidal wave or earthquake as a result. In fact observers r ported that palm trees on the atoll appeared intact.  No lives wer • lost.  Test Called Success Nonetheless Vice Adm. VV'. II.  P. Blandy de-cribed the experiment as succi ssfu I and congratulated all hands involved. Navy Secretary Furrestal likewise! (Continued on  the target sh.ps from the Pana- ■  om  mint showed that probably no The vessel escaped damage, Assort- (*api ated Pres ; (' ^respondent Paul K Lee reported He said in most cases, how eve i, damage appeared small, consisting mainly of  York stork ex (Cotton fir than $3 a h !«  rose the limit leans. In C a pol is the gra cd similarly Chicago I iv  cd from $2 to $2.50 a hundred pounds, with many being held tor still high* r return >.  O’Daniel Block* Move  At the capitol as Barkle , spoke Senator O Daniel <D Tex) agi n blocked .rn effort bv Senator Wagner <D NY > t* intr -duce a i resolution to revive OPA and  ■ continue its operation* until July 20.  O’Daniel fest had blocked in*  (  trod action Saturday.  Under senate rule*, intnxiur-[ tion of the continuing resolution now will hay to be delayed until tomorrow Further objection® at that time would delay its consideration bv a committee until the following day.  “I hope we can woric out something acceptavit* that will extend the OPA for a year,” Barkley sari.  ;  "If we can do it in one bite instead  ■ of two, it will bo better than to I pass one temporary measure and  then a more p -rmanent one.” Barkley sail today’s conference with the pres dent was a “friend-  bent masts structure.  No attempt was late this aft**: noon fire steadily • ating l ier Independence,  lid wrecked super-  !   immediate question oi I IL!!, indeed, tnroughou the land was:  What w iii happen to the cos of living'*  No Immediate Assessment Forecasts varied hugely, bu  being made to fight the away the car-but fireboats  most see me be weeks.  I agreed that it woo not da vs, before ll  (Continued on Page 2. Column 2  poured braw streams on the* smoking battleship Pennsylvania, which * videally hail been cons id-  Page 4. Column 4)  GOP Leaders Wan! OPA Rent Controls  WASHINGTON, July 1. •■!», -Republican house leaders today drafted a resolution to reenact OPA rent controls.  This resolution, if passed. would block am hikes in rents alrea iv announced by landlords — provided OPA orders such a rollback.  Rep. Wolcott of Michigan, senior Republican on the house-banking committee, announced he would offer the resolution, .as he emerged from a meeting in the office of Republican Leader  Read Hie Ada New* Want Ads., Martin, of Massachusetts.  BILL MURRAY HITS AT TRUMAN’S VETO  TISHOMINGO. Okla., July I. '•T* Former Oklahoma Governor William H. (Alfalfa Bill) Murray has criticised President Truman'* action in vetoing the OPA bill.  In an interview, Murray said that th*- government “has failed us,’ and urged ev**; \ town and citv in the nation to organize to urge merchants to hold down prices.  “It is my ©pinion.’* the colorful former governor said. “that they  ant violent inflation because they know it will produce a dic-tatorship as it did in Germany an i Italy, and at th** same time ; maneuvering to blame it all on  ■ congress, w hen congress is r ight.’’  _—  —_—  I Read Tile Aria News Want Ads.  I  I I I •  TH'  PESSIMIST  Hr Hoi* Itlaake, J rn.  Too many folks grow without grow in’ up.  or  Th’ average politician speaks about 15,000.000 words in a year, an' 8,500,000 ’re “I” aa “me.’*   

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