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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - October 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma There's on .wfal lo. .f dirt bring    up    dun.;,    th.     pwM , t    p.liHc.1    e.mpeijn,. I.,    di. M n.k>n    end    dislike    bein.,    pl.Med-eed    Hr. crop is likely to be a mighty weedy harvest Agrafe Net Sept., Paid Circulation 8575 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION Suspense, Action Feature 'Home in Oklahoma' Which Has Premier Here Wednesday Packed solidly with mounting suspense and thrilling action scenes. Republics “Home in Oklahoma” starring Roy Rogers, which    opens    Wednesday    night at the McSwain theater, combines    a    murder    mystery    with fast-mcving wes tern action and the newest popular western songs. ~    For    the twentieth time lovely Dale Evans appears opposite Rogers and, once again. George Gabby Hayes and the famous Sons of the Pioneers headline the supporting cast. Action gets underway when Connie    Edwards, St. Louis news paper reporter, played by Dale Evans,    travels from St. Louis to Hereford Heaven to investigate the mysterious death of ranch Owner Sam Talbot. Roy Rogers plays the part of editor of Hereford Heaven’s newspaper. When they discover evidence which proves that Talbot was Almost every on.-    of    the 243    i 5, c j, lJally "'Uxlered. Rotten and boys had a baseball    or    an    auto-     Dale . W3 j te . no time tr y in * to graph book for the baseball    play-1 ? ppr , ehend the murderer. Spec- J    tacular action scenes mark their chase after the suspects, which Harry Brecheen Is Star Guest Al McAlester Program More than 200 bright-eyed youngsters packed solidly the Aldridge hotel ballroom in McAlester Monday night to see and hear baseball stars of past and present in an event sponsored by the Quarterback club of that city STALIN FOR ATONIC CONTROL ers to sign and the president of the Quarterback club termed the event the most successful of its kind in recent years. The Cat’’ Welcomed It was quite a reception for a who had never lived in Mc- also creates a constant menace to their own lives. Lanny Rees, Ruby Dandridge and George Meeker all figure the top-flight AI es ter, but Harry “The Cat” Br'er been was made to feel at borne as the banquet was given in V c; honor    I    “Yr    “ 4    '■ klx: MW*.WCC ana on Paul Crow!. baseball enthusiast ^hfannefrT ™Y.. S3 ™ >? e0ple nd one of the mam mac in    .    PP     ,n mass numbers. prominently in supporting cast. Persons known by many Adans will appear several times during the course of the picture and on and one of the main cogs in the Sooner State Class D league that is being formed, was in charge of the program. He introduced John Leonard “Pepper” Martin, who took complete charge of the appear _____ It may be impossible to attend the World Premiere of “Home in Oklahoma.’’ but thgre is no need to miss the picture itself, which will be shown at the McSwain woo took complete charge of the     1    .     mcawain program in his brisk, informal 11 aer Thursday, Friday and manner    I    Saturday. manner Other Baseball Players There A guest at the speaker's table 1 was Jack Fitzpatrick, who is said to have been one of the best ‘mechanical’ catchers in baseball before he started managing base-ball teams. At the present time, Fitzpatrick ss connected with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. E Sanders, Pittsburgh countv man. played AA ball last season and was also seated at the speakers table. Hailing from Wilburton. Pat Seerey. Cleveland Indian's right fielder who collected 26 home runs during the regular 1946 season, was given a definite part on the program. Martin. The Wild Horse of the AM H, Still Don’t Like ll Generals Resent Frets Criticism of Misconduct Of Gl's in Philippines MANILA. Oct. 29—(>P)—Three commanding generals of army forces in the Philippines today issued a joint statement in which they “resented . . . unwarranted” ..... press criticism of GI behavior. At O'age. questioned Seerev about * he    time,    the    army con ine past reason and about some of i firmed a report of a beating ad- ....... .. . I.    ,    ,    .    rn in lclovnd OM    TTM. — ; I   the players with whom he played. Seerev offered praise for Bob Feller by saying that he was ‘one of the best' to work behind because he never criticized a play turned in by a teammate. lr. introducing Harry “The Cat” ministered an aged Filipino by a U. S. major. The message was distributed to every soldier in the Philippines. Attached was a reprint of an article by Richard Johnston, New York Times’ correspondent, out- lininct XT** I«vt* m -----Ti - * a _ n. a ^ * iii    ndlTV I ne tai , .    .    .     vv/1 I copeman I Ie, OUI- Brecheen to the audience. Martin imin 8 Filipino complaints that GI .___3 I .    ...    f'nriflll/'t nftan lo ,.^..,^1.. J I___ proclaimed him to be a candidate for the * outstanding athlete of the year ’ and the boys and men were pleased with the recommendation. Harry Talks on Series Brecheen answered questions about his three performances in the World Series. He told the £• -P that the pressure was off the Cardinals and on the Red Sox in the World Series because the Redbirds were the underdogs. He pointed out that the Cards were relaxed in the series after a strenuous and hectic season. When asked if he was worried while on the mound. Brecheen responded that he worried more when he was on the bench and thought that to be the case with all the other players. Names His “Big Thrill” Brecheen said that his big thrill came n Schoendienst fumbled the ball. then tossed it to Marion conduct often is rowdy, drunken, arrogant and criminal. “Your present conduct most certainly is still very largely influenced by your home training,” the statement read. “. . , We doubly resent the attacks on you because in effect it attacks every home in our nation. . . Only a relatively small group of us do misbehave.” * The Manila paper simultaneously carried new incidents of alleged misbehavior. The army confirmed but withheld details of this report in the Manila Chronicle: An American major, angered because of a dented fender, hauled an elderly Filipino mechanic from a truck, kicked and beat him into unconsciousness and publicly reviled him. The Filipino is employed by the War Crimes Commission. -• ............All tires need carbon black, a trie last out of the 1946 World natural-gas product; but the synthetic kind requires from 30 to 50 per cent more than the natural rubber ones. Series John E Hayden, speaking for bnf Quarte! back club, presented Bret neen with an initialed belt, bu Hold and a pocket memo book. Seeley was given a belt and a billfold and Martin was given a pair of spurs with a star on each siae symbolic of the star he was when he played major league baseball. The affair was concluded with two motion pictures on baseball games. weather! ROME, Oct. 29. U*>—Fascist propaganda w hich popped up at many place* in Italy Yesterday— < the 24th anniversary of Benito Mussolini s march on Rome— spurred police today to an intensive investigation of Italian print shops, A nationwide plan apparently guided followers of the dead duce in yesterday’s commemorations, for there was marked similarity in the leaflets handed opt A J opened w ith this phrase: The march continues.” OKLAHOMA: Generally fair and continued warm tonight and Wednesday. o- Forecast for Oct. 29-Nov. I Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—scattered show f -ers Nebraska and Kansas Thursday; Missouri and Oklahoma I bursday or Friday; precipitation light except moderate eastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri; cooler Thursday or Friday; general warming Saturday and Sunday; temperatures averaging about 5 degrees above normal Nebraska to IO degrees above south and eastern portions of Oklahoma and Missouri. Red Cross Names Heads Elects Officers for Coming Yeor; Work of Garment Production Choirman Recognised J. A. Richardson W’as reelected chairman of the Pontotoc County Chapter of the American Red Cross in the annual membership meeting last night in the Aldridge hotel, attended by more than 50 persons. Two features of the program were an award to Mrs. W. W. Sledge for 5,000 hours work at the head of the Production Corps and an address by Dr. C. Frank Spencer. The members voted to adopt a new set of by-laws conforming to the suggested pattern of the American National Red Cross. The new by-laws permanently set the annual meeting for October and reduces the board of directors to 24 members. Award to Mrs. Sledge Mrs. Sledge's group of women working on garment production for foreign relief and U. S. armed forces have produced 4,504 garments since July I. 1942. L. G. Denny, county chairman for several years during the war, j presented Mrs. Sledge with the Award Certificate and pinned on her a Red Cross service ribbon with one bar, representing 5,000 hours. “That (5.000 hours) is only one-third enough, and I am going to recommend to the executive board that two more bars be added to this ribbon,” the former chairman declared. Dr. C. F. Spencer declared that the American Red Cross was a great humanitarian organization during World War II and said one of its greatest international services was in saving lives of prisoners of war by insisting upon proper care in stockades. “Many organizations with worthy purposes have died. but the Red Cross has survived. It has what sociologists call ‘survival value,’” the East Central professor and mayor said. Services Have Expanded He traced the formative years of the Red Cross from the moment a Swiss, horrified by the sight of 40,000 dead and dying on a North Italy battlefield in 1859, wrote a book that was published in 1862. The result was an International treaty formed in Geneva in 1864 to relieve suffering of war. It wa* not until 1881, however, that the American Red Cross was organized. After the last war the Red Cross went into civilian relief of many kinds, going wherever an experienced agency was needed to relieve suffering humanity, Dr. Spencer explained. Homer Belew was elected vice president, and G. M. Rogers was elected treasurer here. Directors Elected Directors are now elected for three year terms, but the new by-laws called for staggered terms, necessitating eight one-year. eight two-year, and eight three-year directors. Directors elected for one year: J. I. Jones, Allen; Sidney Katz, Mrs. Joyce Miller. J. H. Biles. N. C. Mitchell. Ada; Charles Carter, W- c. Gregory. Roff, and Fred Barker, Gaar Comer. Two-year directors are: S C Boswell. A. W. Trice, Ada; M. L. Richardson. Stonewall; Mrs “Pete” Ackley. Harden City; J.* N. McKeel, Pittstown:    Mrs. George Dale, Francis; L. E. Fairchild, Roff, and Mrs. J. W. Dulaney, Stonewall. Three-year members of the board are: J. A. Richardson, L. G. Denny, HomeY Belew, R. W. Simpson, E. G. Kendall, Wendell Thomas. O. E. Parker. Ada, and Fritz Johnson, Allen. The first meeting of the board of directors has been called for Wednesday night at 7:30 at Red Cross headquarters. On the agenda will be the election of four members of the executive board.  *-- Gen. McLain Goes To Washington Oklahoman Assigned To Office of Chief of Staff OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 29— UP)—Lieut. Gen. Raymond S. McLain. Oklahoma’s highest ranking military leader, left today for Washington where he has been assigned to the office of the chief of staff.    ' “My exact duties are still unknown, but I probably will do general staff work,” General McLain said. The general said he was requested to report to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s office by Friday morning. The announcement came as a surprise at National Guard Headquarters here where General McLain was directing activation of the 45th Division. Truman Names Board to Guide Atomic Energy Work; Head Says Consequences 'Awesome' By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHING ION, Oct. 2‘J.—(AP)—A five-man board of civilians made ready today to take over from the army the momentous task of g riding this country into the atomic age. —O The five—a federal power expert, a physicist, an editor, a re U.S. lo Approach Russia Directly Over Veto Wrangle By MAX HARRELSON NEW YORK, Oct. 29—(JP)—'The United States delegation disclosed today that it would approach Russia directly in an effort to end the controversy over the big power veto, which was sharpened in the United Nations assembly today by Generalissimo Stalin’s statement defending the veto. The assembly delegate to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov for an expanded declaration of policy in his speech scheduled for 3 p. rn., (CST). As small nations took the rostrum one after the other lo urge limitation of the veto in the security council and appeal., for big power cooperation, it was reported that U. S. Delegate Warren R. Austin was working on a compromise formula which he planned to discuss privately with all the five major powers, including Russia, in an effort to reach an off-the-floor agreement. Will Be Our Own The disclosure of the. U. S. plans for consultation with the big five on the veto question was made in a statement by an American spokesman who denied a published report that the U. S. delegation was working with Great Britain on a compromise formula. He said Austin would not announce the plan in his speech tomorrow, but probably would bring it up soon at a meeting of the powerful 14-nation general committee. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER NEW YORK, Oct. 29. <*•>—A Russian blast at the presence of United States troops in China and British forces in Greece, the Middle East and Indonesia pointed the way today for a major policy address by Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov before the United Nations assembly. Molotov was slated to take the rostrum at the second of the day s two sessions. Altogether representatives of IO countries were due to be heard, including Syria, Ethiopia. Bolivia, the Philippines and the Netherlands at the first session and Canada, Greece, Australia and Colombia at the secoiid. There was some behind the scenes activity on selection of three nations to replace the Netherlands, Mexico and Egypt on the security council at the end of this year. Britain and the United States were reported to favor Belgium, Syria and Colombia, but the British were giving some consideration to India instead of Syria and no final decision had been reached. With Molotov and other ranking members of the Soviet delegation in the assembly auditorium at Flushing last night, Kise-’ lev made these charges against the United States and Britain: 1. By maintaining troops in China, and in Greece, the Middle East and Indonesia they are breaking the United Nations charter. 2. In China the United States is not following a policy calculated to maintain the peace of the Far East. 3. Britain is doing everything possible to maintain troops in the Middle East. 4. The presence of such troops in various non-enemy countries will only lead to unrest among the peoples. The delegates were looking to Molotov, however, for the latest word on w’hat Russia wants out of this assembly session as well as an airing, by the Russian side of the chief elements of conflict between the Soviet Union and the western powers. SHAWNEE C oVc SECRETARY JOHN S. MALONE RESIGNS SHAWNEE, Okla., Oct. 29—(/P) John S. Malone, Chamber of Commerce secretary here for the past ten years, resigned last night and directors immediately turned around and raised his pay. The increased salary will be in effect during the period Malone serves until a successor can be chosen. Directors elected W. J. (Jack) Bell, lumberman, as the new chamber president. HENNESSEY BAPTIST PASTOR FORMER CHAPLAIN, DIES OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 29— (JP)—'The Rev. Frank B. Webb, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist church of Hennessey and an army chaplain during the war, died at Will Rogers Veterans’ hospital hero yesterday. tired »-ear admiral and an investment banker—thus shouldered “responsibilities as great as any men I ave ever assumed in peacetime.” Those were the words President Truman used in announcing the make up of the all-powerful new atomoic energy commission, headed by David E. Lilienthal as chairman. “The consequences of our work, for good or evil, are awesome,” Lilienthal said, yielding up his chairmanship of the Tennessee Valley Authority to accept the assignment. Have Varied Background With Lilienthal, Mr. Truman selected for the commissioon set up three months ago by congress: Dr. Robert F. Bacher, 41 year old Cornell University physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb. He is scientific consultant to Bernard M. Baruch, American representative too the United Nations atomic energy commission. William W. Wymack, 58, editor of the Des Moines Register and winner of the Pulitzer award in 1937 for distinguished editorial writing. He also is a director of both the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and the Carnnegie Endowment for International Peace. Strauss Has Wide Experience Rear Adm. Lewis L. Strauss, retired, 50, former member of the Army-Navy Munitions board, onetimetime secretary to Herbert Hoover and now a partner in the New York banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb Sc Co. He has played an active role in cancer research. Summer T. Pike, 55, an investment banker who until last March was a member of the Securities whose home is in Lubec, Me., quit the SEC with the explanation, “I’m getting stale.” As Lilienthal’s successor as head of the giant TVA, Mr. Truman named Gordon R. Clapp, general manager of the government utility since 1939. Clapp received the appointment which is effective Nov. I, on his 41st bitrh-day. Here in brief is an outline of the commission’s authority: It will promote atomic research and development by private and public institutions and through its own organization. Controls Materials It has exclusive control over all fissionable material and facilities used in the production of atomic-born bs. It may authorize others to produce fissionable materials. It will set up and direct divisions of military application, research, engineering and production, each in charge of a director to be paid $14,000 a year. As congi .ss’ only concession to military representation in the commission set up, the director of the diyis on of military application will be a member of the armed forces. With Mr. Truman’s approval, the commission may produce atomic bombs. Again with his approval, the commission may authorize the armed forces too turn out atomic weapons. The commission may: Distribute atomic material for research or medical use; license the manufacture of equipment for using . tomic energy; buy fissionable material abroad for defense; take over for public use any patents for making or using atomic energy* National Air Mail Week Finds More Use in Ada Now National Air Mail Week began Sunday and continues through this week, with the postoffice department stressing the growing speed in facilities for handling mail by use of air routes. Inauguration of the five-cent stamp the first of October, lowering the cost of air mail, has given a* boost already too its use. Mrs. Mary West, postmaster in Ada, says that use of air mail has picked up rapidly here since Oct. I, although Ada is not yet on any airline. She reports fast service now for day dispatch at 9:30 by bus to Atoka, where mail ‘catches’ the speedy Katy Flyer into Fort Worth and connection there with an immense network of airline routes. At present there is only night plane service out of Oklahoma City for local mail to connect with. However, as airline services develop and—eventually—Ada is added to airline routes, the already speeded up air mail service will be handled out of Ada much faster. COLLECTS GARBAGE: Mayor de Lcsseps S. Morrison, light, donned combat boots and GI fatigue uniform organizing jublic-spirited citizens of New Orleans to aid in collecting a 5-day accumulation of garbage caused by striking municipal garbage erty^SmmiMtoner Hotard > .L 1 (NEA W Tclephoto)?* WMh C “ y Pr ° p - T. B. Association Of County Will Meet Tonight Annual meeting of the Pontotoc County Tuberculosis association will be held tonight at 7 o'clock at the Aldridge hotel. Kenneth E. Ambrose will preside. There will be showing of a motion picture. “This is T. B.”, and a talk by Dr. L. E. Kling, senior surgeon. U. S. Public Health Service. T. B. field officer. Homer Peay, chairman of the Christmas Seal Sales campaign, will talk o^» that subject, timely now w-ith the Christmas season not far ahead. There will be election of a third of the directors, who have three-year terms, and of officers for the coming year. There will also be decision on the association’s program and adoption of a budget. All parts of the county will be represented in the meeting. W. F. Chiicuff Is Declared Suicide III Health Blamed For Death of Cement Contractor in Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Tex.. Oct. 29— OP)—Peace Justice Gus Brown returned a verdict of suicide by today in the death of Wilson F. Chilcutt, 46, Ada, Okla., cement contractor, whose body was found in a downtown hotel room earl/ this morning, suspended from a steam radiator pipe. In a note to a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Munger, Ponca City, Okla.. Chilcutt attributed his action to ill health. Chilcutt’s partner in the cement contracting business, Jim Stephens, said that Chilcutt had suffered several paralytic strokes recently and that he had also been disconsolate over the death of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Chilcutt, killed in a train-auto crash near Nowata, Okla., last spring. Chilcutt was reared in Ada. attending Ada High school, where he played center on the Ada high football team. Later he had cattle interests. Several years ago he was stricken and thereafter was handicapped in walking, but continued in business as soon as he had recovered. Krug Denies ll. I. Giving in To Lewis on Demand By HAROLLD W. WARD WASHINGTON, Oct. 29- -1.P) Despite President Truman’s flat dictum that there wall be no coal strike. Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug made it clear today that the government has not surrendered to John L. Lewis on his demand for a new coal contract. By implication. Lewis has i threatened a walkout bv his 400.-i OOO soft coal miners on November I— four days before the elections. Hours after Mr. Truman signalled that the strike threat was banished, a spokesman for Krug told a reporter late last night at Tahoe City, Calif., that Krug’s action in arranging a conference between Lewis and coal miners Administrator N. H. Collision was “a compliance only with Mr. Lewis’ request for a meeting.” Previously, Mr. Truman’s nostrike announcement had been taken as indicating that the government might be ready to talk new' contract terms—as demanded by Lewis. In addition, there had been some speculation that the administration might already have W'orked out some formula satisfactory to Lewis. That was the broad interpretation. at least, placed upon the union leader’s sudden agreement yesterday to negotiate with the government under the terms of the old pact which went into effect last May 29 after Krug seized the nation’s strike-paralyzed soft coal mines. Until yesterday, Lewis had insisted bluntly that unless the government agreed to negotiate a new contract—notably with reference to wages and hours—the current pact would be “void” on November I. Wheelchair Takes Him on Travels Nebraskan Now Planning To Roll lo Florida Thickness of the human skull ranges from less than one-eighth inch to almost one-half inch. Melvin Pearson Dies in Texas Brother of Mrs. J. K. Smith, Son of D. R. Poor-son of This City Marvin Pearson, of Newcastle. Texas, brother of Mrs. J. Kent Smith and son of D. R. Pearson, both of Ada, died Sunday. He was the victim of injuries received in an accident that occurred while repairing an automobile. Pearson is survived by his wife; several children; six sisters including Mrs. Smith of Ada a brother, W. H. Pearson. Oklahoma City, and former Adan; and father. All the survivors will attend the funeral in Newcastle Tuesday. DALLAS. Oct. 29.—(.‘P.—Wesley Engquist. 26. Fremont. Neb. who wouldn’t let paralysis which confined him to a wheelchair conquer his wanderlust, plans now to roll on to Florida for the winter—in his wheel chair. He arrived here over the weekend to visit a friend, Ford H. Castro. Engquist’s wandering over highways in his wheelchair began in Dallas three and a half years ago when he decided to visit a sister in Fremont. Since then he has traveled thousands of miles. He said friendly truck drivers usually pick him up. but on on*’ trip he had to wheel himself 800 miles. His major trouble he said, is finding a place to sleep at night Often he sleeps in his wheelchair. Also. he carries two spare tires the wartime synthetics, he says, do not hold up well. He admits’ however, that wheelchair tires probably weren’t build for highway travel. Says Russia Lacks A-Bomb Reports Reductions In Troops in Eastern Europe, Hopes for Peace Negotiations Success By EDDY GILMORE MOSCO\ , Oct. 29—'/Pi—Prime Minister Stalin declared in a statement made public today that the Soviet Union has no atomic bomb or anythink like it. and urged “rigid international control” of atomic energy. The Soviet leader, replying to 31 questions submitted to him by Hugh Baillie, president of the United Press, said Russia’s troop stiength in the occupied countries of Eastern Europe totalled 60 divisions, and would be reduced within two mon f hs to 40. Stalin e xpressed opinions on * broad range of subjects, covering almost ‘very paramount international issue. His replies were broadcast this morning over the Moscow radio. Asked what should be done if the threat of a new war should arise, the Russian leader said its “instigators” should be curbed, and he aroused Winston Churchill Britain’s w'ar-time prime minister of being among such instigators. He said, however, that he did not agree with U. S. Secretary of State Byrnes that tension was m-creasing between the United I States ani 1 Russia. This statement was regarded here as a solid contribution to better relations between the two powers. In response to 31 questions submitted to him bv Hugh Baillie, president of the United Press As-soriati ns, Stalin accused Winston Churchill o’ being among the “instigators of a new war.” and disagreed flatly with Secretary of State James F. Byrnes that there is growing tension between Russia and the United States. Indifferent to Warships In responses to other questions as broadcast by the Moscow radio, Stalin declared: 1. The government of the U S S. R. is “indifferent” to the presence i of American warships in the Med-! iterranean. 2. He does not feel the veto power has been used to excess ; either in the U. N. Security Coun-! til or in the foreign ministers’ I council. !    3    Russia    regards    the    western : borders of Poland as permanent. 4. Russia feels that “Yugoslavia I has grounds to be dissatisfied” with the peace treaty drafted for Italy at the Paris conference. 5. The U S S R. regards “as unnecessary'' the presence of British , troops in Greece. I 6. He believes that “not onlv the economic, but also the political I unity of Germany is to be de-; sired.” The responses to Mr. Baillie’* questions constituted th3 second , such interview Stalin has granted in a period of slightly more than a month. On Sept. 24. In answer i to questions submitted by Alex-1 ander Werth of the Sunday Times of London, he said he could see no danger of a new war. Churchill Leads War Instigators I In today's answers, he said he I felt “the instigators of a new war. in the first place Churchill and 1 others of iike mind in Britain and the U. S. A ”, constituted “the | worst threat to world peace” now. I “If such a threat should arise.” | Baillie asked, “what wmuld be the best steps to be taken by the na-j tions of the world to avoid a new war?” “The inNigators of a new’ war,” said Stalin, “are to be exposed and curbed.” His declaration that Russian troops in Eastern Europe numbered 60 divisions constituted an answer to Churchill's suggestion in the form of a question before the house of commons last week that the Soviet Union had 200 divisions there, on full war strength. He gave a flat “no” answer to •an inquiry as to whether Russia had yet developed an atom bomb (Continued on Page 2, Column 6) TH' PESSIMIST Hr Hoi* Rlaaka, Jaw More than 23 billion people rode on the trolley coaches, street cars, and gas buses of the nation last year, an increase of 75 percent above prewar levels. When a feller approaches middle age it’s all right t‘ pick up some new interest, but it s advisable t* pick up one that ain’t wearin* a skirt. o- Newt I .Kirk has quit ’is job sos he can keep ’is cigarette lighter in workin* order.