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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Now that election returns ore in and Army and Notre Dame have clashed on the gridiron, the weather moves back up to or near the top as a matter of general and personal concern for all. October Paid ClrcuUtion 8601 Mrmber; Audit Ilurrnu of Circtilntlrm THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 176 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Native of Latvia Now Ada Resident Mrs. Ausbon Estes Enjoying Full Freedom Almost First Time in Life; Delights in Fall Weather Which Is New To Her When the picture above was taken, Irene Grasmanis of Riga, Latvia, had just become Mrs. Au.sbon Estes. The wed- ding of the young woman who met the American soldier while he was with the invasion army and she, a fluent lin- guist, was with the Latvian Committee working in Germany, look place in Kaufbeuren, Germany. Mrs. Estes arrived in Ada October 16; her husband had reached home more than a month earlier. Vote Totals, Fate 01 Amendments To Be Known Monday OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9.   counties, although Cimarron county omitted the re- turns on its vote on the amend- ments nnd in the eighth district congressional race. Cimarron county election of- ficials are sending in the omitted returns, but they cannot possibly nrrive before Monday, Cordell raid. Meanwhile, Fcrman Phillips, representing the Oklahoma (.'du- ration nssociation, said ho had unofficially the vote on the four proposed school amend- ments against the "silent vote" jind expressed the opinion that all of the measures passed by safe margins. Key Points In Truman Talk WASHINGTON, Nov. 0. Mi- Key points in President Truman's explanation for dropping price and wage controls tonight: I am convinced that the time- has come when these controls can serve no useful purpose. There is no virtue In control for control's sake. The real basis of our difficul- ty 15 the unworkable price con- law which the congress gave us to administer. Th? truth is that under '.his inadequate law. price con- trol has lost the popular support r.eeded to make it work. The law of supply and demand xxxx will from now on serve the people better than would con- regulation of prices by government. The Center Theater, Radio CV.y, New York City, is Ameri- ca's only ice show theater. WEATHER OKLAHOMA: Partly cloudy znd somewhat colder, high 45 Panhandle to 50 to 55 southeast Sunday; Monday fair and warm- er. His Persistence And Persuasiveness Won Him His First Date By JOHN CLAYTON Mrs. Ausbon Estes, a native of Latvia but more recently, from Germany, has arrived nt her new home at 801 West 16th street, Ada. Her former name was Irene Gras- manis, of Riga, Latvia. She met and married her husband, Ausbon Estes, a native Adan, while he was with the 10th Armored Divi- sion in Germany. Mi-. Estes arrived in Ada over a month before his wife. She docked at South Hampton, N. Y., on October 12, along with a boat- load of other war brides, and ar- rivetl in Ada October "16. Far from Danger. Mrs. Estes can hardly believe that she and her mother moved to Riga to escape the Bolshevik rule. Her father had been killed in the revolution. She lived in Latvia for about 15 years, receiving her elementary and high school training during that period. Thu American way of life was not entirely new to her though. Her grandfather, who was living worked on n merchant vessel that mude regular trips to Brooklyn, New York. She was also acquainted with several Americans who were in business there. The small country of Lat- via was a.democracy, so she is fairly well acquainted with our way of doing things and thinking. In 1H40 when the Russians in- vaded Latvia, she moved to Ger- many, but moved back to Riga when they had gone. But in 1944, she wus forced to leave again to Germany because of another Rus- sian invasion. Speaks Six Languages Her ability to speak foreign languages was a great asset in se- curing her a position .with the Latvian Committee. She fluently speaks German, Latvian, English, Russian, Polish and Czechoslo- vukiftn. It was during her stay in Bad Aibling, working with the Lat- vian Committee, that she met her husband-to-be. He tells this story of their first meeting. "I had seen her a num- ber of times walking down the strcet'with her mother, but every time I tried to approach them, I was given the cold shoulder. 1 did not know if it was because I was an American or what, but they acted very indifferent. Mother Alonff on First Date "One dtiy, our company was to throw a big shindig. That night, I saw her and her mother eat- ing in a restaurant. I had no one to go with, so I went in and sat down with them. After some per- suasion, she decided to come with I me, but her mother came, too. After that, we started going pret- ty steady." In- 1945, Irene was forced to work for the German Transpor- tation company (equivalent to our The company kept shiftingjicr around as the Ameri- cans drew nearer, but by a (Continued on Page 2 Column 1) Morning Tour Ends Meeting On Minerals Men Attending Mineral Industries Conference See Carbon Black Plant, Oil Area Starting 30 minutes earlie than the program called for those attending the Seventh An nual Oklahoma Mineral Indus tries conference, which ende Saturday at noon after two ani a half days, left the Aldridg hotel for a visit in the south eastern part of the county. The first stop was the Charle Eneu Johnson carbon blac plant. W. E. Ham, tour leade and a member of the Oklahom Geological survey, .told the group that carbon black is made from 'residue gas', that is, dry natur al gas remaining after natura gas'oline and other liquified, pe troleum gases have' beenvremov ed. Conservation Use of Gas The original wet gas is ob tained from the Fitts oil field the "wet" constituents are strip pcd at ,the Magnolia gasoline plant, which was visited, and .the dry gas is burned to obtain car bon black instead of wasting- i in the air. economica combination is an excellent ex ample of conservation of natur al Ham said. At the carbon black plant, th gas is burned through small tips or gas-burning nozzles of whict the company has more than 100, 000. As the object is to pro duce sooty carbon through in complete combustion of the gas the flame is mothered by an ov erhead channel placed low over a line of tips. Crude carbon black fallihf from the channels is collectec and conveyed to a preparing unit where it is treated to make 'ink black' for India ink anc agitated black' for explosives. The plant was of interest no Dnly to out of town visitors, bu .ocal persons making the Satur- day tour were somewhat flabber gasted over the immense size o: the plant that is often, seen anc seldom thought of as an indus- try. "Visitors found the Fitts oil -field interesting in many respects There were no stops to give visi- tors a chance to closely examine the wells. Traveling to the next stop, the'touring party saw much of the six miles long field that extended more than a hali mile on either'side. Visit Water Disposal Plant From the .carbon black plant the group traveled to the brine disposal plant of the Fitts Sail (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) WAA Boss Asks Speeding Up For War Surplus Sales Littlejohn Hits Sharply At Field Offices and Wash- ington Headquarters 1 WASHINGTON, Nov. Administrator Robert M. Little- John told his staff today that "drastic" steps must be taken at once to speed the sale of surplus war property or a "complete col- lapse of public .confidence in Wai- Assets Administration" will re- sult. The administrator, a retired major general, made the asser- tion in laying down for field of- fices a plan for increasing the disposal rate so that at least 75 or 80 per cent of all surplus prop- erty held by WAA will be dis- posed of by the end of January. Littlejohn delivered a sharp criticism of administrative meth- ods not only in field offices but in the Washington headquarters, citing huge backlogs of paper work, conflicting instructions and faulty accounting procedures among the faults he had noted; The offices were told that at the September rate of less it would require 16 months to dispose of current inventory, not counting additional acquisitions later, and "under no. circumstances can WAA afford to -take that long, nor even half that long." The WAA reported at the same time that although it had been forced-to cut prices to the bone on many hard-to-scll surplus items it is having better luck with a stockpile of critical raw materials. Buyers have snapped up most of these at prices as high, and in many cases higher, than the gov- ernment paid. As a result con- sumers are getting more silk hose, leather goods, clothing, qarpets and paint brushes, among other things, than would otherwise be. available. All Wage Controls Off, Ceilings Left Only On Rents, Sugar, Rice Parade, Program On Armistice Day Here Public Invited to Take Part in Observance; Continuing Significance of Nov. II, 1918, Being Felt Now From time to time, in the swirl of events shaping up the future and in the press of everyday affairs, it is fitting for a nation to take thought on mighty occasions of historic mo- in its past. Such a time comes tomorrow, 28 years after 'the armistice which halted hostilities in a war that for the first time proved that war could be worldwide. -There are multiplied thousands for'.whom that war, as well as its greater but no less hardfought Hew Snowstorm Hits Spreads Info Other Slates DENVER, Nov. 9, er .November snowstorm lashed Colorado today, blocked many highways and boosted the snow death toll this month to 13 be- fore focusing its fury tonight on Nebraska and Kansas. New snow piled on top of last week's drifts also took a toll of livestock. From the southeast- ern part of the state came re- ports that stock losses resulted because of drifts .which block- ed feeding operations. Sheep suffocated as they piled' on top of each other in fence corners. ADA GETS HEAVY BUT BRIEF RAINSTORM Ada'got a lot of weather In a few minutes about p. m. Saturday when heavy clouds boiled up from the southwest and plastered the city for a few minutes with a furious rainstorm which included some hail. Perfect football weather had prevailed for Thursday and Friday night games. Fri-' day's high was 68 degrees; trie night's low 56, with a trace of rain in early morning as a forerunner for the afternoon downpour. Some bus travel was resumed after noon, but the highway pa- trol warned motorists to avoid all but absolutely essential tra- then only with chains. Windshields iced, rapidly. Gale conditions presented an added hazard. Trains were operating, but some, including the streamliners, sulled into Denver late. No airplanes stopped in Wy- oming or Colorado or took off I :rom the airports in those states. Temperatures over the area ranged during the day from 18 at Casper, Grand Junction on Colorado's western slope which had an inch 'of snow. The weather bureau predicted a, sharp drop in 'temperatures as h'e storm broke, probably before tomorrow's down. Lows of 10 to successor, still has tremendous personal meaning, and for whom memories, though dimming, still cluster about its hardship, its losses, its stresses. Significant to Future And to the many who have .grown to maturity since, and who have gone through another epic struggle, the end of the first world war and the turmoil through which the world has since passed becomes of growing importance as they face a possibly turbulent future. So it is that Ada tomorrow joins the remainder of the nation in noting another Armistice Day, celebrating it for what it meant as an end of conflict, observing it, too, in its deeper meaning both personal and national. Public Asked to Take Fart There will be a parade and pro- gram sponsored by the American Legion and VFW posts here. It will start at 10'o'clock on East Main street, All veterans are asked to wear uniforms and take part and the Ada Roundup club will also be in the procession, many of its members being ex- service men. A program follows at the Mc- Swauv theater, Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Central professor and mayor of Ada, a navy vet- eran, to-be the principal speaker. The, Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual luncheon for Gold Star Mothers at' the First Methodist church. Banks and the postoffice will be closed and some stores are expected to be closed during the parade and program. The public is invited to watch the parade and attend the pro- gram. PROOF THAT IT CAN HAPPEN: Henry Maldonado. whose wallet was still in his pants when both were lifted by a bandit during a holdup In New York City, leaves the police headquarters with Pa- trolman Joseph McKeon on his way home for some more clothing after reporting-the Attlee Sees U. N. Failing If Used As' Propaganda Forum By TOM WILLIAMS LpNDON, Nov. 9. Minister Attlee declared tonight that "obstruction" and "propa- i i ,1 r. buj i L- UA. anurv.! Jiii ganda attacks have marked the dfic tariff-reducing agreements proceedings of the United Na- with 18 key countries at U_ 5 Going Alter Tariff-Reducing Deals Next Spring By JOHN SEALI WASHINGTON, Nov. The United States announced its intention tonight of seeking spc- lions and predicted that the U. N. would fail if it is used as a forum for "ideological differen- ___..... a con- ference next spring. In an apparent post-election move to reassure foreign coun- tries of the administration's deter- His sharp criticism of the world mination to kcop its trade plcdi'os Undersecretary of State William 20 degrees Colorado. were: forecast for Porter Says OPA Is Liquidating Rapidly WASHINGTON, Nov. 'rice Administrator Paul Porter announced tonight that OPA "is proceeding immediately, with li- uidation of all pricing functions" xcept those governing sugar, yrups and rice. A presidential __ rder swept away most price and i Pawhuska hospital arid their 'con- yage Rents also will j dition was described as critical. The boy suffered fractures of both arms and legs. State Highway Patrolmen P. W. Phillips and Paul Scott-said the accident occurred when Jen- hi's car ran off the wet pave- ment, skidded as he pulled it back on the highway, and crash- ed head-on into the other car. peace organization was accom- panied by an assertion that the key to European prosperity and peace lies in reaching a settlc- merit on the future of subject being considered by the Big Four foreign ministers in New York. In a speech deliver- ed'at the annual Lord Mayor's banquet which climaxed day of pomp and pageantry not seen in London for eight years, the prime niinister upheld. British action in India, Burma and else- where to "refute contenting that the British commonwealth and empire is animated -by imperial- ism." He pledged also that Britain would work, for "our ideals of peace and to lift the heavy bur- den oil armaments from the- peo- ple of the but added that "I emphasize that disarmament cannot-be unilateral." In apparent reference to Sov- iet Foreign Minister V. M. Molo- tpv's proposal to the United Na- tions general assembly for world disarmament, Attlee commented: One Killed, Four Hurt in Accident Three Critically injured In Head-on Crash PAWHUSKA, Okla., Nov. 9, person was killed and four others injured, three of.them critically, in the head-on collis- ion of two automobiles late to- day 20 miles east of here on state highway 11. Killed was Margaret Uhden, 1.7-year-old Tulsa High school student, who was riding in a car driven by J. A. Jenni, Tulsa. Jenni taken to a hospital at Tulsa, where extent of his in- juries was not immediately de- termined. Occupants of the other car were the Rev. Purley A. Lewis, 47, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Pawhuska, his wife, Anna, 36, and their seven year Period was that _ disarmament "The lesson the inlci'-w.'ir old son, Lester. All are Idabel Girl Killed IDABEL, Okla., Nov. Billie Rae McLaughlin, 14, died today of injuries .received last night when she was thrown from the back of a truck at a curve near here. A companion, Mary Ellen Scott, 14, remains in a critical condition in a hospital here. till be controlled. Porter said nothing about a esignation, although his. job vir- ually went glimmering today. Other government officials have jredicted he would step out when ontrols generally were juned. Porter meets next week with 3udget Bureau officials to discuss he type of organization for main- aining controls over rents, sugar nd rice. Some officials have pre- icted a special "liquidation gency" will be set up to handle ontrols and prosecution of en- orcement cases. Porter reminded business men n a statement that while, most rice ceilings were removed as f a. m. (Eastern Standard 'ime) Sunday, records required nder price control must be pre- erved for a year. ERGEANT AND HIS MOTHER BILLED IN STATE CRASH NOBLE, Okla., Nov. Sgt. E. Davis, 35, and is mother, Mrs. Lillie Davis, 65, oth of Houston, Texas, were kill- d in a traffic accident near here tpday. Mrs. Roy Davis, critically in- jured, is in a Norman hospital. Highway Patrolman Ernie Heide- brecht said the accident occurred when Davis' car skidded on wet pavement and crashed head-on into a truck. From a dozen to 500 mice are living on every acre of grain or pasture land in tha United TH' PESSIMIST By Boh When Mrs. Gather Harp goes grocery shoppin' she carries a big canvas bag, but when she's goin' f git jest four er five dollar's worth o' stuff she only takes 'n ol' popcorn bag. We're glad odd clothes 're th' 'ra gittin' extremely tjiat way. must march hand in hand with the establishment of a general system of security." "I know that we have all fell disappointment in the way in which the organization-is being said Attlee of the U. N. "Instea_d. of its proceedings be- ing objective and businesslike there are propaganda attacks on flimsy pretexts and a variety of episodes which .have tended to bring the organization into dis- repute instead of building up the confidence we so much desire. CRIME GAINS RAPIDLY THIS YEAR OVER U. S. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced tonight that crime in- creased 8.1 percent in the Unit- ed States during the first nine months of 1946 compared with the same period in 3945. L. Clayton announced the move at a news conference. Clayton simultaneously e x pressed firm conviction that the republicans, formerly considered exponents of high tariffs, will support the democratic adminis- tration's foreign trade program. Senator Wherry said, however, senate republicans probably will want to study any proposed tariff reductions before they pass judgement. Wherry, who voted against ex- tension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act, said he knew of no present intention on the part of republicans to attempt to scut- tle the act. But he added that if arbitrary reductions are made by the stale department without what republicans consider is suf- ficient justification, some action might be taken in Congress to check these. "I'm pretty strong on protecting American labor and the he told reporters. The negotiations will be the most extensive ever carried out under the R c c i p r o c a 1 Trade Agreements AcL of 193-1 which Former Secret.-iry of State Hull pioneered. Tariff cuts on thou- sands of items Hinging from feathers to machinery will bo con- sidered. Countries to be represented at (.he conference account for two- thirds the world's trade. Or.ly Russui has not accepted an Amer- ican invitation. Two Injured When Light Plane Falls SAPULPA, Okla., Nov. n, students of the Spartan School of Aeronautics at Tulsa were injured, one critically, when their light training plane crash- landed late today al the Sapulpn a! 1 Hoover said in a statement that the figures are based on a study of some 400 large cities repre- senting a population of more than Referring to the "gravity of the present juvenile delinquency Hoover declared "age 21 predominated in the frequen- cy of both male and female ar- rests. Among the males alone, the most pronounced increases were 21.5 percent in the 18 to 201year-old age group and 09.7 percent in the 21 to 24-year-old age group over the correspond- ing nine months in 1945." was not expected to live. They described the condition of the other student. Theodore Schnid- er, Hughesville, N. Y., as ser- ious. Airport officials said they ap- parently were forced down by bad weather and poor visibility during a flight from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. Spartan authori- ties said thetf knew nothing of the flight and that the plane was not one of theirs. Oil wells sometimes go throe miles deep, but for good auto service you need only go to Sinnett-Meaders. 11-10-lt President In Blanket Move Soys Price Control Law At Passed Unworkable; Hous- ing Controls Retained WASHINGTON, Nov. All price controls, except on rents, rice and sugar, passed out of existence today, leaving the country virtually free of OPA ceilings for the first time since 1942. The ceilings were wiped out by order of President Truman. President Truman tonight, wiped out in one stroke all wage con- trols and all remaining price ceilings except those on rents. sugar and rice and indicated that those on rents may he raised. "The law of supply and de- mand operating in the market place will, from now on, serve the people better than would con- tinued regulation of prices by the he said in a state- ment which accompanied his sweeping executive order. Lays Blame on CongreJa In restoring the national econ- omy to a control-frei; basis just four days after the election. Mr. Truman took one more poke at congress which he has repeatedly in the past for diffi- culties with his stabilization pro- gram. f "The real basis of our difficul- ty is the unworkable price con- trol law which the congress gavo us to he declared. "The plain truth Is that, undor this inadequate law, price con- trol has lost the popular needed support to make it work." The Office of Price Adminis- tration, which has handled ceil- ings and other controls, will txj continued for the time being to supervise sugar rationing and the ceilings on sugar, rice and rent. But Price Administrator Paul Porter, who took over last June when Chester Bowles resigned in the midst of the extension battle with congress, is expected to step out shortly, Higher Rent Scale Seen A strong hint that some In- crease may be granted to land- lords seeking higher rents was seen in the president's discussion of the necessity for continued rent "It may be that some adjust- ment of rents will be he said, "but control of rents and control over evictions must continued." Housing Revision Required Mr. Truman also said that the removal of ceilings on lumber and building materials "will ob- viously necessitate a change m the-approach to some of the prob- lems in the housing program." did not amplify, but he added that he has asked Housing Ex- peditor Wilson Wvatt "to report to me promptly in this regard." Wyatt was reported to have urged that controls be retained on building materials lest the pres- ent price ceilings on now built undor priorities of the Vet- erans Emergency Housing pro- gram prove But Mr. Truman said that "price control on building materials .-ilonc, with no price control on products com- peting for the same raw mate- rials, would drive these away from housing and defeat the objectives of the program." Wyatt announced that the 000 limit on new home prices will remain in effect, along with all other housing controls, despite the removal of price ceilings on building materials. Wage Controls Off Now any wage incrc-ascs nego- tiated by unions with employers may be put into effect without government approval. Previous- ly, manufacturers and producers were required to gain federal ap- proval for any wage increases which they would use as a basis for seeking higher prices. The president added that lift- ing of wage controls would not affect the statutory provisions governing "changes in terms and conditions of employment nt plants operated by the Rovorn- inent under the War Labor Dis- putes act. Consumer's Can Have Effect Mr. Truman said the situation is far more favorable today for the return to a free economy th it was in July when the "present badly weakened stabilization law was finally enacted, by the cong- ress." But some shortages still re- main, he said, adding that "some prices will advance sharply when controls are removed." Consumer resistance, however, already has shown what it can do .to excessive prices, he com- mented. "The consumers of America know that if they refuse to pay exorbitant prices, prices will come down." One of the major problems the government has had to contend with, the president said, has been the withholding of goods from market. "This withholding is becoming so serious as to threaten key seg- ments of the economy with par- Mr. Truman declared.   

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