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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma prospect of being bock with oil of the boys again, with gay playtimes ahead, is making it harder now for many a lad to maintain the traditional 'I don't wanta go to school' attitude. July I'ald Circulation 8407 Mtmtin: Audit Uurtiu of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 121 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COP'S. Maritime Strike Closes Ports, Threatens Foodstuffs BYRNES URGES GOVERNMENT BY GERMANS Gotham Port Is Paralyzed Hundreds of Ships Immob- ilised; Pacific Owners Call On Truman for Action By The Aiiocl-ted Press The greatest maritime strike in history spread through the na- tion's costal ports today, freezing the port of New York, the coun- try's busiest harbor into "com- plete the U. S. Mari- time Commission announced. The Commission's statement came about throe hours after the striking AFL seafarers Interna- tional Union and the Sailors Un- ion of the Pacific established picket lines along the extensive waterfront. The Commision listed 344 ves- sels of all nations tied up in New York by the strike. This varied with a union claim that 534 craft of all types were stranded in New York and on three coasts. A Commission survey said 750 ships of all flags were immobil- j.'.ed in ports from Portland, to Savannah. Ca. Of these, the Commission said 548 were Ameri- can and 157 were of foreign rcg- City Council Considers Water Rate Revision Schedule Here iftry. Spokesmen for 1he striking AFL. Scnfarcrs Intel-nation Un- ion and The Sailors Union of the Pacific in New York said 534 tied up in the port of New York, 350 in other Atlantic toast ports, 450 in Gulf ports and 3.200 in west coast ports. The figures were announced yoon after FCuimcn had flung picket lines along the New York shore which other AFL and rival CIO unions have pledged to respect. May He International A possibility of an international tn-up was hinted in n bulletin is- sued from strike headquarters in New York. It said "expressions of yupport" had been received from "ill! over tho world" including British, Danish, Swedish, Norse and Greek seamen. An estimated UO.OOO snilors packed their gear nnd walked off ships yesterday to protest a wngc stabilization board order denying full wage increase won in recent contract negotiations. The action was followed by an f.ppcal by the Maritime Commis- sion lo participants in the strike 10 keep refrigerating machinery iiboard ships in operation "to pre- vent spoilage of thousands of tons tif perishable food." Nearly workers, includ- ing dock employees, tugbout op- t-ialors and CIO seamen, said they would honor picket lines. B. Bryan, president of the Pacific American Shipowners As- declared that a few cays of the strike would result in a "major disaster" for the ship- ping industry. Cuts Off Food Materials Other shipping owners said im- PO.-LS of scarce items such as su- gar and bananas would end. They predicted the strike would h a v e far-reaching effects on American industry by choking off :-aw imports and the export of finished products. The Pacific American Shipown- ers' Asociation sent n. telegram t o President Truman, calling upon him for action. The tele- gram said: "The industry is powerless to since the union has no dis- pule with the industry and is not striking against it. We there- fore urge again that only prompt action by the WSB can hall the damage that is being done ID production through the crip- pling of the water transportation of our nation." CH1CKASHA, Sept. O. E. Owensby. 36, instructor at Chu-kasha junior high school, has be-on named Grady county school yjppi-intendcnl. sure-ceding Joe W. Moslcy who resigned lo be- m.Tit secrelary-managi'i1 of the Chickasha Chamber of Com- :r.tTcc. Outlines Several Reasons Why Clly Income Must Grow More Employes Essential, Salaries Low, Equipment Is Badly Worn i At its meeting on Tuesday night, an ordinance to revise Ada water rates was introduced in the City Council. The ordinance will be given a public hearing on Monday night, September 9. The council expects to continue the public hearing over until an- other night, too, to xive every citizen an opportunity to be heard. This is in accordance with the council's policy of: keeping the citizens informed and of giv- ing them
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