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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Holloweeners oren't alone in wearing masks at this a fellow involved in the coming election is badly worried but has to face the public with an air of unshaken confidence. Avtrnie Net Sept., Pild Circulation 8575 Member: Audit Bureau or Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION -13rd 168 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY World Premier Is Huge Success With Stars and Picture Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Gabby Hayes Here for First Showing of 'Home in Oklahoma', With Theater Packed With Fans Reveling in Seeing Stars and Fast-Moving Picture There were no seats left va- cant, as was expected, and still there were hundreds of persons v.-ho were on the outside want- ing in to see the 'world premiere of Republic's "Home in Okla- starring Roy Rogers, king of western motion pictures. The doors of the McSwain theater were opened at p.m. Bill Turk said, "It is one of the most considerate audiences that I have ever helped work." One of the opening shots in the picture was made on both the Turner and Flying L ranches! Those who saw the opening and those who will see the picture during the next three days will recognize many of the scenes and v.-ith the picture starting at some ot the people. Some are Ok- and by the time the picture >tartcd flashing fast moving scenes across the screen the af- fair was a sellout. 'Black Market' price on tickets rose to S5 before the doors were even opened and there were sev- eral transactions at scalper which sold for 40 cents until last Sat- urday afternoon. Three Stars Were Here Everything connected with the world premiere of "Home In Ok- lahoma" tried to go wrong at the last minute Roy Rogers had to make a Hying trip to Hollywood to be at his wife's bedside during an operation: Dale Evans tore a ligament loose in her ankle and 'Rickey." the Hereford calf used in'the picture, died. George "Gab- by" Hayes, hale and hearty as ever, got through without any- thing happening to him. But "the show went on." As the crowd was moving into the McSwain theater. Manager lahomans and not regular em- ployees of Republic studios. "Home in Oklahoma" was the title of a song being sung by the Sons of the Pioneers as the mo- vie opened. The song is one o few writen' to glorify a particula state. Famous Hercfords Shown Often during the picture. Here ford catle on Ihe _Flying L anc Turner ranches 'were shown Most of the cattle .scenes wer taken on the Flying which ha outdistanced other Herefords in the state in contests this year. One- of the barns shown is lo cated on the Likins ranch and i the place where hundreds of peo pie heard and saw Roy Roger for the first time. It. was during the time of the Hereford Heaven Association tour that Rogers ar rived in his area to start shoot ing scenes for "Home In Okla Get Full Proposals Are To In U.N. Debates Rent Control Office Opens On Friday Morning of This Week H.'W. Crawford Named Examiner in Charge Here; Office Hos Information for Landlords, Tenants on Regulations H. W. Crawford has been appointed examiner in charge of the Ada area office of the. rent control administration which opens Friday morning, Nov. 1, in the Norris-Haney building, 100 block, West Main. (Continued on Page 2, Column 6) Movie Stars Generously Give Two Full Shows For Ada Folk Weather Continues Crossed Up Here, Spring, Not Fall Temperature recordings here bear out the feeling that the sea- sons are crosesd up and that late spring is prevailing, instead of the cold, rainy weather of mid- autumn. Tuesday had a high reading of SI and a night's low of 70 (more like summertime nights) and Wednesday followed with a maxi- mum tif 85 degrees and another low of 70. Absence of rain is reflected in the .29 of an inch total shown for the first 30 days of the month, ac- cording to W. E. Pitt, observer. By The AtftocUled Press Spring-like weather warmed the northeast today (Thursday) while most of the west shivered in a battle of weather fronts. In New York City, where the rr.erc-ury hit 79 yesterday for the v.-a.-mest temperature for the date since- the weather bureau began keeping records bark in 1871, a high of between 75 and 80 was forecast for today. It shirt-sleeve weather, too, in such scattered points as -Pitts- burgh, Pa., and Portland, Me. In the Utah mountains, how- ever, searching parties pushed through waist-deep snow to res- cue all but four of 33 snowbound persons. Two deer hunters re- mained isolated near Ogden and iwo others were stranded near Cedar City, Clearing skies apparently sig- naled an end to the two-day storm which swept several inter- mountain states and piled snow- drifts into Iowa. Rogers Strums Guitar And Sings, Dole Evans Sings And Gabby Hayes Talks Those who attended the Ritz theater Wednesday night didn't miss anything because the same stnge'show was presented- at both places and lo a capacity crowd Corrigan Admits He May Not Win Race LOS AXGELES. Oct. Corrigan conceded to- day that he may not be elected n.'xl week to the U. S. senate as the prohibition party's candidate, but he will have had a lot of fun and have "done myself a lot of good." The m.-in who macie himself the n.rknamc "Wrong Way" by fly- ing away from New s -nably bound for Los in July, 1938, and winding up in Dublin, Ireland, has been carrv- t' caters for the 'world premier of "Home In Oklahoma." Roy Rogers, the star of the pic- ture and the principal figure in the stage show, told the movie- Kiors that during his eight years as a performer in western pic- t -es he had made 70 movies or an average ot more than eight a year. Rogers, Evans Sing :r.g on a one-man handbill ram- movie, paign throughout much of Cali- fo.-r.i "I had printed and 1 figure I've handed out about (DO of them ho said. "1 haven't had any help froiv prohibition party and I h been able to speak before such groups as service clubs be- t-iiuse most of those fellows are democrats or republicans or vets <-nd won't let a guy like me in." Rogers strummed his guitar and sang two numbers, one of which was "Sioux City in which he substituted "Trigger and My Dog for You" in the place of "horse and dog for you." In his usual friendly manner, he talked straightforwardly- to the audience and presented Dale Evans, who received a roaring welcome when she sang "Ole' Buttermilk Skies." Gr.bby Just Talks George "Gabby" Hayes, who has been with Rogers for seven years and is one of the reasons the Roy Rogers movies click, talked about everything but him- about other stars. Roy Turner and Bill Likin wore asked, for statements about picture and they made identi- c-1 remarks, "Home in Okla- home" is the greatest thing ever to come to Oklahoma and espe- cially to Hereford Heaven." All of the stars.and people con- nected with the World Premier offered high praise for the way the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local police cooperated in making the performance both in Ada and Ardmore successful. The only -comment that Roy Rjgers had on the' Wednesday affair was, "It certainly is warm." Hurry Back to Hollywood Hayes, who seldom makes per- sonal appearances, said that it was a rare occasion for him, but still just a part of show business. "It is so important to the exhibit t r that WP cannot afford not to make a personal appearance when the 'gabbiest' man in Western pictures said.. The star's left nn Oklahoma City airport at p.m. Thurs- day en route lo Hollywood where. Lliey will return to their respect- ive jobs. Rogers wants to be with :iis wife for awhile, Dale Evans is waiting for a sprained ankle '.n heal and Hayes will start mak- ing preparations for another WEATHER OKLAHOMA Partly cloudy, cocker except Panhandle tonight ar-.d Friday; scattered showers rentral and east tonight. Ford's VA Office Closed Two Days Gene Ford, local Veterans Ad- ministration contact representa- tive will be out of town Friday and Saturday and his office will be closed for the two days, re- opening Monday. Ford will be attending a meet- Strike Idleness Already Ahead Of All ol Past Year By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, Oct. Strike idleness during the first nine months of 1946- exceeded by nearly three times the working time similarly lost in all o'f the previous record year. Government figures which showed this today placed at the number of man-days lost due to management-labor disputes during the January- through-September period. For all of last year the total was Earlier peaks were in 1937; in 1927 and in 1941. The Bureau of Labor' Statistics, which compiled the figures, said the number, of strikes and lock- outs for the first nine months of this year totaled compared with for all of 1945. The reason for the big jump in man -days lost, officials said, is that postwar strikes have been bitter and for keeps, hence ex- tended for longer periods. During the war walkouts generally were small, spontaneous end quickly settled. BLS didn't begin keeping its present type of strike statistics until 1927, so -no comparison is 1 possible between the postwar year 1946 and the 'postwar year 1919 on the basis of man days of work lost. However, in 1019, BLS says there were workers in- volved in strikes. The figure this year may surpass that mark be- cause 'for the first nine months of 1946 the total involved was 3 This is a difference of only struck workers but there were on strike for the single month of September, prin- cipally due to the maritime and New York trucking strikes, now largely settled. Infantry Unit Here Is Still Growing Still Number Of Ratings Open For Wednesday night, members of :he_ 180th Infantry, Company C, Mational Guard unit met again. Captain John D. Lucas announces that many ratings-are still open. Anyone between the ages of 18 md 35 is eligible to join, and if le was in the service, any branch, under certain conditions he can 'etain the same rank in the juards he held in the service. The unit meets every Wednes- day night from to in the Ada armory on North Broadway. The pay ranges from to per night, according to rank. Executive officers are Captain John D. Lucas, and Second Lieu- enants Robert K. .Ball, William Tribbey. and Lawrence C. Mc- Brobm.' There are at present 20 members of the guard and it is 'rowing rapidly. there is any special branch of he infantry that would be pre- erred such as mess cook, rifle Crawford's. appointment 'is an- nounced by :Charles B. Garden, district OPA rent executive. He resides.at 511 East Eighth, is an Ada'man who is back after four years'service in the navy. The office opens Friday morn- ing at 8 o'clock.. Landlords, who will begin reg- istering their rental units Novem- ber 15, are invited to visit the office and there to find the in- formation they will need- to have to move smoothly into the rent control setup. The Ada office also will -ad- minister rent controls' for Semi- nole and Garvin counties. From Novi- 1 .on, Garden says, no landlord may, charge more for rent on housing units than he charged on July 1, 1945, which is the rental 'freeze date.' Landlords must register every rental flat, cabin or rented, 'report'all changes of tenancy. The local office will be ready to explain, too, the procedure for establishing rent- ceilings for a -artments or houses that are to be rented in coming months that have not in the past been rented. Watson Sentenced, Kicked Out of Army Major Gets Prison Terrh" For Part in Handling Stolen Hesse Jewejry FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. David F. Watson was sentenced-to three years im- prisonment and dismissal from the U. S. Army today upon -his conviction on charges of conspir- acy and. receiving stolen prop- erty, in connection with the Kronberg castle jewel theft. It was the second conviction m the case of the stolen Hesse -jewels. WAC Captain Kathleen rfash Durant was sen- tenced earlier to five years'Im- prisonment. Her husband 'and Watsorts commanding Col. Jack W. Durant, is awaiting trial. Col. John Harlan Amen, Wat-, sons attorney, had aske'd the U. S. military'court for an acquittal on the contention that the Bur- lingame, Calif., officer "had no intent to steal." The court of 10 colonels be- gan its deliberations after hear- ing the chief prosecutor.- Lt. Col. James demand a con-. NEW ATOMIC ENERGY COMMITTEE: President Truman named TVA chairman, David Lilienthal, to head the new Atomic Energy Committee and appointed Gordon Clapp, general manager of TVA, to succeed Lilienthal. The president is shown on the White House grounds with the new chair- man of TVA and the members of the committee. Left to right, Gordon E. Clapp; Sumncr T. Pike, of Maine; Lewis L. Strauss, New York banker; President Truman; David Lilienthal; R. F. Bacher -Physicist; and W. W. Waymack, editor, Des Moines Register and (NBA Truman Won't Act Quickly takes Cotton Situation Un- der Advisement, No Im- ..Government Action Expected By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON, -Oct. JVU situation1 soft coal signs point to eventual new govern- Lewis Wins First Round With Government Anxious to Avoid Strike by Big Pay Concessions By HAROLD W. WARD Oct. John L. Lewis ap- pearecTcertain today to emerge from his fight with the gov- ernment a bigger winner than ever. With Lewis still holding the whip the tacit but nonetheless real threat of another strike by his ton price situation "under advise- ment" today, but White House secretary Charles G. Ross said he expects no immediate govern- ment action. Ross said at a news conference that the matter, is-being studied both by- Mr. Truman and recon- version director John R. Steel- an. Opening' .'quotations', on the principal cotton exchanges this .morning rebounded- sharply from levels 'which prevailed prior to the suspension, of trading yes- terday.. Earlier, Rep. Sparkman CD- Ala) had predicted some govern- ment move-posibly by nightfall. Up To' Truman, Steelman Ross said he did not .know what action may be taken, add- ing that'is up to Mr, Truman and Steelman. Before ,the cotton exchanges resumed trading after yester- day's1, shut down, Sparkman told a reporter he 'expected Steelman ment concessions in the negotiations scheduled to start to- morrow. Whether a walkout will U-I-IAJCUJU. a J. nn 1 1 viction, charging that Watson-'to a 120-day limitation was "playing for big adv.ance pricing by mills of 'fully realized he was taking a punishment if apprehen- ded Watson's attorneys had based their three-day, defense upon at- tempts to show that high-rank- ing officers, including a'general, had shared valuables found in Kronberg- castle and that Watson thus saw nothing wrong in .his own actions. CHICAGO, Oct. 31- -Da- vid Ruge, 16, pleading guilty in criminal court .to charges of at- tempted extortion by threat, told Judge1 Charles E. .Byrne he de- manded. '.in -the extortion surgery to change his face. "The boys in the school made life miserable for my by. calling me 'monkey face' and Ruge UI.I.LU uuwu 1 1J.J.C I J 1J T j T. _ latoon, supply work, t r u c k lold -Byrne yesterday, driver, etc., openings are still available in most of them. For 3oys who are planning to enter he service, this national guard raining would be very helpful n securing rank when they do nter.- MIAMI. Fla., Oct. .A the midtown .section 'of Miami fJared like a torch- last night, burned one unidentified man to death, persons'homeless, and injured four others. finished cotton goods. As 'major cotton exchanges made ready to resume trading after an emergency shutdown yesterday, Sparkman told a re- porter 'He expects: Stabilization Director John R. Steelman to wipe out a 120-day limitation on vene remains to be seen, but here are the signposts that say the United Mine Workers' chief in the end will get at least part of what he wants. I. Lewis apparently has won the first round getting the government to talk higher wages with him. The officials who are going to negotiate with him Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug and Navy Capt. N. H. iCollissonn, federal coal mines administrator still! Indians of County Reeled Officials Of Confederation Members of the Pontoloc county Choetaw-Chickasaw Indian Con- federation Wednesday afternoon __ i-celectcd officers: Eli P. Goforth, haven't "agreed i President: AbijahColbert, vice- present contract, but- they say they are willing to discuss any- thing that is on Lewis' mind, in. the administration side with Lewis in his conten- tion that the pact can' be re- .opened on- 10-days notice and en- ded in 30 days.-'Lewis started the ball rolling October 21. 2.. The government is anxious to avert a coal strike in Novem- ber, with winter's chill approach- ing. And the administration is well aw.are of what would hap- pen, under the miners' historic no-contract no-work stand should Lewis cancel the agreement on schedule, 'November 20. advance pricing by mills of fin- i Moreover, any move lo invoke ished cotton goods. the jail penalties of the Smith- The..cotton, state lawmaker also Connally war labor disputes act said, -after conferring' with Steel-: against Lewis in the event of man, that price controls on cot- ton textiles'- may be abolished. But. he "added: "In don't consider decontrol as important as removal of the 120- day limitation." Sparkman said Steelman plans to confer with President Truman today oir the cotton situation. "I feel certain will be New Heads Installed, Parking Meters Functioning Properly The parking .meters are work- ing again. But don't think something is wrong if you find a red1 ticket on your car and a little time left on the meter. Chances are a polic'eman paid for that time! The police have ing of contact representatives in i been instructed to put a penny Oklahoma City for the two days. in the meter before giving a red I ticket, the penny testing the OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. Attorney General Haskell Holloman will resign ef- fective Tuesday to become Till- man county attorney, succeeding J. O. Counts who died Monday, meter to prove it is working. Because of trouble that de- veloped in the first parking meter heads, new .heads the working parts of the been installed and almost all of the I meter. meters are 'in working condition again. Like any other piece 6f machin- ery, there are still mechanical dis- orders that .develop without warning leaving the meters out of working condition. It is to check whether .or hot a meter is working that the police- men insert the coins. There, havp- been a -few kicks about there still being 'some white' left on thfe meters, but that white is therr because a member of tfhe police force has inserted a coin to check the working condition" of the quick the Alabaman as- serted. It's likely to come Exchanges Reopening Colton exchanges in New York', New Orleans and Chicago an- nounced last night that they would reopen for business today. They halted trading suddenly and unexpectedly, the third time in two an effort to check the price skid that has sent the staple down as much as a bale. Sparkman quickly arranged a conference with Mr. Truman and later quoted the chief executive as saying it is "the purpose of the government to do everything possible to stabilize the cotton market." He added that the president was mapping "plans for action." In the wake of these develep- ments, Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okln.) of the senate agricul- ture committee announced in Ok- lahoma City th'at he .had asked Mr. Truman to eliminate imme- diately all OPA controls over cot- ton mills and the textile trade "in order to restore confidence in the cotton industry and to stabil- ize cotton prices." Read The News Classified Ads. walk-out might only prolong the controversy because of the un- swerving manner in which the miners always have stood behind their chief. 3. Top administration advisers- president, and Jerry Folsom, sec- retary-lreasurer. Goforlh was selected to attend on Nov. 6 (he meeting of the American Indian Congress at Ok- lahoma City, in which 52 tribes will be represented. This is the organization great- ly responsible for passage of a bill setitng UD an. Indian claims commission that is intended to clean up many years of lagging work on 'disposing of .Indian claims against the government. It had been planned to consider a petition asking for per capital distribution of several hundred thousands of dollars of Choclaw and _ Chickasaw funds held by the interior department. However, it was reported Wed- nesdiiy that the department policy has not been conducted along the lines planned, and so Goforth will chock up while at Oklahoma City on possibilities of working toward a change in that policy. Oscar Chapman, assistant to the secretary of the .interior, will be acknowledge that they are sear- at the Oklahoma City meeting ching for a satisfactory pay con-j and tribal officials will seek, in cession toi Lewis yet one conference, with him, lo have the which would not upset Ihc labor- management apple cart und sol a pattern for other union de- mands. In other words, Lewis has in- dicated clearly that a strike for higher pay may occur even during government ooeration. and the government has just, as clearly -indicated it wants to avoid one. The answer seems certain, therefore, tp be; pay con- cessions for the miners. CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS COUNTY TAX ROLL EXEMPT OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. Judges A. P. Van Meter and Lewis Morris ruled yesterday that charitable institu- tions are exempt from county tax rolls. The rulings were made in a case appealed by Cragin Smith, county assessor, from an equali- zation board decision. The proper- ty involved was the YMCA build- ing, YWCA building, Baptist book store building and the site of a proposed office building owned by the Baptist General Cor.ven- tion, and St. Anthony's hospital, all in Oklahoma City. coal-asphalt lands sale deed far- ther along toward completion. -K- Read The News Classified Ads. Surplus Buildings Al Fl. Sill lo Go OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. .Henry Hutchings, Jr.. southwestern division engineer has announced that approximate- ly surplus army buildings will be placed on sale at Fort Sill beginning Nov. 18. Colonel Hutchings said more than 300 buildings would be placed- on sale on the opening day with similar sales to be held each week until all the buildings are sold. All of the buildings are of tem- porary frame construction, Hutchings said, and most of them may be moved intact.'Others are suitable for salvage for critically- needed materials, he added. Sale of the buildings will be on a bid basis, but holders of HH priorities will have prefer- ence in purchasing the structures. Greater returns for amount in- vested, Ada News Want Ads. Placed On U. N. Agenda Franco Spain Also to Be Discussed; Arms Discus- sion to Take Up Whole Question By MAX IIARREI.SON NEW YORK, Oct. viet Russia's proposals for world ;..ms reduction were assured a full airing in the United a sembly when the 14-nation general committee decided today to include the disarmament ques- r n in the assembly's agenda. The committee agreed unani- niously to send the armaments issue lo the 51 -nation assembly and to have it referred imme- diately to the assembly's political committee. The proposal to put the ques- tion on the agenda was offered by British Delegate Philip J. Joel- Baker as soon as the general (Steering) committee met at 9 a.m. "I accept the proposal of the representative of the United Kingdom." said Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky. Will Debate Franco Question The committee nlso voted to include the controversial Spanish question on the assembly agenda for full debate of the charges against the Franco regime. Committee action on the arms issue was confined to the Soviet proposals, but it was taken for granted that once they came up the debate would embrace all arms proposals including de- mands by the United States that adequate inspection and enforce- ment measures be adopted along with nny limitation action, Those safeguards wore expect- ed lo provide the issue over which (he major powers would clash when the debate finally started. Can't Have Secret Armament Soviet Foreigh Minister V. M. Molotov seeks to reduce arms and r.utlaw atomic weapons by agree- ment, but Wai-run R. Austin, chief of the U. S. delegation, declared last night that the United Na- tions must go beyond that to guard against secret armament. There still was no indication what position Britain would take on the Soviet proposals them- selves. but it wns regarded likely that she. would back U. S. de- mands for an inspection system, since that has been the British position in the controversy over atomic control. Austin later said definitely that the United States would offer create inspection proposals when the political committee started work on the arms ques- tion. Acting on n five-nation de- r .ind, the Steering committee decided to place the long-fought issue of F.anco Spain on the as- sembly agenda and send it to the political committee for action. The move followed a cussion on a motion by Dmitri Manuilsky, Uranian foreign min- ister, that the case go directly to the floor without passing through committee. He finally withdrew proposal in the face of oppos- ition from Vishinsky, Noel-Baker, and Austin. The request that the issue be made a separate item on the agenda came in a letter from the delegations of Belgium, Czecho- slovakia, Denmark, Norway and Venezuela in which these coun- tries declared that "the attitude of the United Nations towards the regime in Spain is of great concern to members of the United Nations." Greater returns for amount in- vested. Ada News Want Ads. TH' PESSIMIST llr llnh Th' cotton farmers raised accusin' OPA o' holdin' th' price o' C9tton they helped kill it an' th' gooso that layed th' golden egg, an' now blame th' Demo- crats fer th' drcJp? Th' best tjiing fer a couple 't do is kiss an' make in doin' no th' husband allus Hits plenty o' make-up.   

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