Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 10, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma No. election ■„ and A,.ny and Not,. P.-. hoy. on .h. H,. w..H..r b.«k up to or n«ar the fop as a mon., .« for Adrift Net Octobfr Paid Circulation 8601 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd Year—No. 176 Native of Latvia * Now Ada Resident Mr*. Ausbon Estes Enjoying Full Freedom Almost First Time in Lite; Delights in Foil Weather Which Is New To Her .-auric! -V'fc .Ll- -M V*hen the picture above was taken, Irene Grasmanis of Riga, Latvia, had just become Mrs. Ausbon Estes. The wed-dmg <■; the \oung woman who met the American soldier while he was with the invasion army and she, a fluent linguist, was with the Latvian Committee working in Germany, took place in Kaufbeuren, Germany. Mrs. Estes arrived in Ada October 16; her husband had reached home more than " ♦ a month earlier. Vote Totals, Fate Of Amendments To Be Known Monday OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9. UP* —OKlahomans will have to wait until Monday at the earliest to earn the fate of four proposed constitutional amendments and the official totals in races for state offices J. William Cordell, secretary of the state election t>oard. said today. Returns from Adair county were still missing today. Reports had been received from the other 76 counties, although Cimarron county omitted the returns on its Note on the amendments and rn the eighth district congressional race. Cimarron county election officials are sending in the omitted returns, but they cannot possibly arrive before Monday, Cordell said Meanwhile, Ferman Phillips, representing the Oklahoma eduction association, said he had (necked unofficially the vote on the four proposed school amendments against the “silent vote” and expressed the opinion that ail of the measures passed by safe margins. Key Points In Truman Talk WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, UP— Rev 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 controls sake. The real basis of our difficulty is the unworkable price control law which the congress gave us to administer. The plain truth is that under this inadequate law, price control has lost the popular support reeded to make it work. The law of supply and demand xxxx will from now on serve the people better than would con-1 rued regulation of prices by the government. *- The ^ Center Theater, Radio City, New York City, is Americas only ice show' theater. weather! OKLAHOMA: Partly cloudy and somewhat colder, high 45 Panhandle to 50 to 55 southeast Sunday; Monday fair and warmer. 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 at her new home at 801 West 16th street, Ada. Her former name was Irene Grasmanis, of Riga, Latvia. She met and married her husband, Ausbon Estes, a native Adan, while he was with the 10th Armored Division in Germany. Mr. Estes arrived in Ada over a month before his wife. She docked at South Hampton, N. Y., on October 12, along with a boatload of other war brides, and arrived in Ada October 16. Never 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 Russian revolution. She lived in Latvia for about 15 years, receiving her elementary and j high school training during that period. The American way of life was not entirely new to her though. Her grandfather, who was living in* Riga, worked on a merchant vessel that made regular trips to Brooklyn, New York. She was also acquainted with several Americans who were in business there. The small country of Latvia was a democracy, so she is fairly well acquainted with our way of doing things and thinking. In 1940 w'hen the Russians invaded Latvia, she moved to Germany, but moved back to Riga when they had gone. But in 1944, she was forced to leave again to Germany because of another Russian invasion. Speaks Six Languages Her ability to speak foreign languages was a great asset in securing her a position with the Latvian Committee. She fluently speaks German, Latvian. English. Russian, Polish and Czechoslovakian. It was during her stay in Bad Aibling, working with the Latvian Committee, that she met her husband-to-be. He tells this story of their first meeting. “I had seen her a number of times walking down the street with her mother, but every time I tried to approach them, I was given the cold shoulder. I did not know if it was because I w r as an American or what, but they acted very indifferent. Mother Along on First Date “One day, our company was to throw a big shindig. That night, I saw her and her mother eating in a restaurant I had no one to go with, so I went in and sat down w : ith them. After some persuasion, she decided to come with me, but her mother came, too. After that, we started going pretty steady.” In 1945. Irene W'as forced to work for the German Transportation company (equivalent to our railroads). The company kept shifting^ier around as the Americans drew nearer, but by a (Continued on Page 2 Column I) Morning Tour Ends Meeting On Minerals Men Attending Mineral Industries Conference Set Carbon Black Plant, Oil Area Starting 30 minutes earlier than the program called for, those attending the Seventh Annual Oklahoma Mineral Industries conference, which ended Saturday at noon after two and a half days, left the Aldridge hotel for a visit in the southeastern part of the county. The first stop was the Charles Eneu Johnson carbon black plant. W. E. Ham, tour leader and a member of the Oklahoma Geological survey, told the group that carbon black is made from ‘residue gas’, that is, dry natural gas remaining after natural gasoline and other liquified petroleum gases have been'removed. ■ Conservation Use of Gas The original wet gas is obtained from the Fitts oil field, the “wet” constituents are stripped at the Magnolia gasoline plant, which was visited, and .the dry gas is burned to obtain carbon black instead of wasting it in the air. “This economical combination is an excellent example of conservation of natural resources,” Ham said. At the carbon black plant, the gas is burned through small tips, or gas-burning nozzles of which the company has more than 100,-000. As the object is to produce sooty carbon through incomplete combustion of the gas, the flame is mothered by an overhead channel placed low over a line of tips. Crude carbon black falling from the channels is collected and conveyed to a preparing unit where it is treated to make ‘ink black’ for India ink and ‘agitated black’ for explosives. The plant was of interest not only to out of town visitors, but local persons making the Saturday tour were somewhat flabbergasted over the immense size of the plant that is often seen and seldom thought of as an industry. Visitors found the Fitts oil field interesting in many respects. There were no stops to give visitors 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 half mile on either side. Visit Water Disposal Plant From the carbon black plant, the group traveled to the brine disposal plant of the Fitts Salt FIVE CENTS THE COPY All Wage Controls Off, Ceilings Left Only On Rents, Sugar, Rice Parade, Program On Armistice Day Here New Snowstorm Hils Colorado, Spreads Into Other Stales DENVER, Nov. 9, LF)—Another November snowstorm lashed Colorado today, blocked many highways and boosted the snow death toll this month to 13 before 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 southeastern part of the state came reports that stock losses resulted because of drifts which blocked feeding operations. Sheep suffocated as they piled on top of each other in fence corners. (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) WAA Boss Asks' Speeding Up For War Surplus Sales Littlejohn Hits Sharply At Field Offices and Washington Headquarters * WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.—/ZP)— Administrator Robert M. Littlejohn told his staff today that “drastic” steps must be taken at once to speed the sale of surplus war property or a “complete collapse of public confidence in War Assets Administration” will result. The administrator, a retired major general, made the assertion in laying down for field offices a plan for increasing the disposal rate so that at least 75 or 80 per cent of all surplus property held by WAA will be disposed of by the end of January. Littlejohn delivered a sharp criticism of administrative methods 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 disposal— less than $300,000,000 — 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-sell surplus items it is having better luck with a $35,000,000 stockpile of critical raw materials. Buyers have snapped up most of these at prices as high, and in many cases higher, than the government paid. As a result consumers are getting more silk hose, leather goods, clothing, carpets and paint brushes, among other things, than would otherwise be available. Public Invited to Toke Port in Observance; Continuing Significance of Nov. 11, 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- f merit 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 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. y 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 Part There will be a parade and program sponsored by the American Legion and VFW posts here. It will start at IO o’clock on East Main street. All veterans are asked to wear uniforms and take and the Ada Roundup club will also be in the procession, many of its members being ex-service men. A program follows at the McSwain theater, Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Central professor and mayor of Ada, a navy vet- er S2* to 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 arc expected to be closed during the parade and program. The public is invited to watch the parade and attend the program. ADA GETS HEAVY BUT BRIEF RAINSTORM Ada got a lot of weather in a few minutes about 2:45 p. rn. 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. Friday’s high was 68 degrees, the night’s low 58, 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 patrol warned motorists to avoid all but absolutely essential travel—and then only with chains. Windshields iced rapidly. Gale conditions presented an added hazard. • Trains were operating, but some, including the streamliners, pulled into Denver late. No airplanes stopped in Wyoming or Colorado or took off from the airports in those states. Temperatures over the area ranged during the day from 16 at Casper, Wyo . to 33»at Grand Junction on Colorado’s western slope which had an inch of snow. The weather bureau predicted a sharp drop in temperatures as the storm broke, probably before tomorrow’s down. Lows of IO to 20 degrees were forecast for Colorado. PROOF™ AY IT CAN HAPPEN: Henry MaMonado. whose wa lie t heMnl .V m!" 8 v Un ,/\ W . U ' n , bolh wcrc llfted by a bandit during a lr i y ’ ? ves the Police headquarters with Pa trolman Joseph McKeon on his way hump for some more clothing after reporting the robbery.-! NEA Telephoto). wining Idabel Girl Killed IDABEL, Okla., Nov. 9.—(ZP)_ 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 hero. Porter Says OPA Is Liquidating Rapidly WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.—(ZP)— Price Administrator Paul Porter announced tonight that OPA “is proceeding immediately with liquidation of all pricing functions” except those governing sugar, syrups and rice. A presidential order swept away most price and wage controls. Rents also will still be controlled. Porter said nothing about a resignation, although his job virtually went glimmering today. Other government officials have predicted he would step out when controls generally were juned. Porter meets next week with Budget Bureau officials to discuss the type of organization for maintaining controls over rents, sugar and rice. Some officials have predicted a special “liquidation agency” will be set up to handle controls and prosecution of enforcement cases. Porter reminded business men in a statement that while most price ceilings were removed as of 12:01 a. rn. (Eastern Standard Time) Sunday, records required under price control must be preserved for a year. SERGEANT AND HIS MOTHER KILLED IN STATE CRASH NOBLE, Okla., Nov. 9.—-<ZIV-Master Sgt. Roy E. Davis, 35, and his mother, Mrs. Lillie Davis, 65, both of Houston, Texas, were killed in a traffic accident near here tpday. Mrs. Roy Davis, critically injured, 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 the United Ste tee. One Killed, Four Hurl in Accident Throe Critically injured In Head-on Crash PAWHUSKA, Okla. Nov. 9 One person was killed and four others injured, three of them critically, in the head-on collision of two automobiles late today 20 miles east of here on state highway ll. Killed was Margaret Uhden, 17-year-old Tulsa High school student, who was riding in a car driven by J. A. Jenni. Tulsa. Jenni was taken to a hospital at Tulsa, where extent of his injuries was not immediately determined. Occupants of the other car w'ere the Rev. Purley A. Lewis 47, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Pawhuska, his wife, Anna, 36, and their seven year old son, Lester. - All are in a Pawhuska hospital and their condition w'as 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-ni’s car ran off the wet pavement, skidded as he pulled it back on the highway, and crashed head-on into the other car. TH' PESSIMIST By Boa Blunks, Is. When Mrs. Oather Harp goes grocery shoppin’ she carries a big canvas bag, but when she’s goin’ t’ git jest four er five dollar’s worth o’ stuff she only takes ’n popcorn bag. ol’ We’re glad odd clothes ’re th’ style—ours ’re gittm’ extremely that way. Attlee Sees U. N. Failing lf Used As' Propaganda Forum * By TOM WILLIAMS LONDON, Nov. 9. <ZP)—Prime Minister Attlee declared tonight that “obstruction” and “propaganda attacks” have marked the proceedings of the United Nations and predicted that the U. N. would fail if it is used as a forum for “ideological differences.” His sharp criticism of the world peace organization was accompanied by an assertion that the key to European prosperity and peace lies in reaching a settlement on the future of Germany— subject being considered by the Big Four foreign ministers in New York. In a speech deliver-ed ’ at the annual Lord Mayor’s banquet w'hich climaxed a day of pomp and pageantry not stu n in London for eight years, the prime minister upheld British action in India, Burma and elsewhere to “refute contenting that the British commonwealth and empire is animated by imperialism.” He pledged also that Britain, would work for “our ideals of peace and to lift the heavy burden of armaments from the people of the world,” but added that “I emphasize that disarmament cannot be unilateral.” In apparent reference to Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov’s proposal to the United Nations general assembly for world disarmament. Attlee commented: “The lesson of the inter-war period was that disarmament must march hand in hand with the establishment of a general system of security." “I know that we have all felt disappointment in the way in which the organization is being used.” said Attlee of the U. N. “Instead of its proceedings being objective and businesslike there are propaganda attacks on flimsy pretexts and a variety of episodes which have tended to bring the organization into disrepute instead of building up the confidence we so much desire. *- CRIME GAINS RAPIDLY THIS YEAR OVER V. S. WASHINGTON. Nov. 9. UP*— FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced tonight that crime increased 8.1 percent in the United States during the first nine months of 1946 compared with the same period in 1945. Robberies jumped 19 2 percent, murders 15.3, negligent manslaughter 9.4, aggravated” assault 7 9, burglaries 11.3. Hoover said in a statement that the figures are based on a study of some 400 large cities representing a population of more than 52.000,000. Referring to the “gravity of the present juvenile delinquency situation,” Hoover declared “age 21 predominated in the frequency of both male and female arrests. Among the males alone, the most pronounced increases were 21.5 percent in the 18 to 20-year-old age group and 69.7 percent in the 21 to 24-year-old age group over the corresponding nine months in 1945.” U 5 Going Aller Tariff-Reducing Deals Next Spring By JOHN SEALI WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.—m~ The United States announced its intention tonight of seeking specific tariff-reducing agreements with 18 key countries at a conference next spring. In an apparent postelection move to reassure foreign countries of the administration’s determination to keep its trade pledges Undersecretary of State William L. Clayton announced the move at a news conference. Clayton simultaneously expressed firm conviction that the republicans, formerly considered exponents of high tariffs, will .support the democratic administration’s foreign trade program. Senator Wherry (Rep Neb) said, however, senate republicans probably will want to studv any proposed tariff reductions before they pass judgement. Wherry, who voted against extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act. said he knew of no present intention on the part of republicans to attempt to .scuttle the act. But he added that if arbitrary reductions are made by the state department without what republicans consider is sufficient justification, some action might be taken rn Congress to check these. “I’m pretty .strong on protecting American labor and the farmer.” rn? told reporters. The negotiations will be the most extensive ever carried out under the Reciproc a I Trade Agreements Aet of 1934 which Former Secretary of State Hull pioneered. Tariff cuts on thousands of items ranging from feathers to machinery will be considered. Countries to be represented at the conference account for two-thirds of the world’s trade. Only Russia has not accepted an American invitation. Two Injured When IMI Plane Falls SAPULPA, Okla., Nov. 9, LP —Two students of the Spartan School of Aeronautics at Tulsa w en* injured, one critically, when their light training plane crashlanded late today at the Sapulpa airport. John D. Roach. Wallkill, N. Y . believed to have been piloting the plane, was taken to a hospital here and attendants said he 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 apparently were forced down by bad weather and poor visibility 1 during a flight from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. Spartan authorities said thew knew nothing of th** flight ann that the plane was * not one of theirs. Oil wells sometimes go three miles deep, but for good auto service you need only go to Smnett- Headers. ' 11-10-lt President In Blanket Move Soys Price Control Low At Posted Unworkable; Housing Controls Retained WASHINGTON. Nov. 9-/ZP -AU 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 s:nce 1942. The ceilings were wiped out by order of President Truman President Truman tonight w ip* d out in one stroke all WMge controls and all remaining priat ceilings except those on rents, sugar and rice and indicated that those on rents may be raised “The law of supply and demand operating in the market place will, from now on. serve the people better than would continued regulation of prices by the government.” he said in a statement which accompanied his sweeping executive order. Lays Blame on Congress In restoring the national economy to a control-free basis jiu-t four days after the election. Mr. Truman took one more poke at congress which he has blamed repeatedly in the past for difficulties with his stabilization program. “The real basis of our difficulty is the unworkable price control law which the congress gave KL to administer.” he declared. I he plain truth Is that, und* r this inadequate law. price control has lost the popular needed support to make it work “ The Office of Price Administration. which has handled ceilings and other controls, will Pe 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 batt.* with congress, is expected to steo out shortly. Higher Rent Seale Seen A strong hint that some increase may be granted to landlords seeking higher rents wag seen in the president’s discussion of the necessity for continued rent ceilings. “It n ay be that some adjustment of rents will he required."* he said, “but control of rents and control over evictions must bo continued.” Housing Revision Required Mr. Truman also said that the removal of ceilings on lumbar and building materials “will obviously necessitate a change in the approach to some of the problems in the housing program.” He did not amplify, but he added that he has asked Housing Expeditor Wilson Wyatt “to report to me promptly in this regard ’ Wyatt was reported to have I urged that controls be retained on building materials lest the pres-j ent price ceilings on new hordes j built under priorities of the Vet-Ierans Emergency Housing pro-gram prove untenable But Mr. I Truman said that “price control I on building materials alone, witn no price control on products com-; Fating for the same raw materials, would drive these materials away from housing and defeat the objectives of the program.” Wyatt announced that the $10.-900 limit on new’ home prices Will | remain in effect, along with ail other housing controls, despite I the removal of price ceil ngs on | building materials. Wage Controls Off Now any wage increases neg->-| tiated by unions with employers may Im* put into effect without ' government approval. Previously, manufacturers and produce* s ; were required to gain federal ap-I proval for any wage increases which they would use as a bas s for seeking higher prices. The president added that lifting of wage controls w’ould not affect the statutory provisions governing changes in terms and conditions of employment at plants operated bv the government under the War Labor Disputes act. Consumer's Can Have Effect Mr. Truman said the situation is far more favorable today for the return to a free economy th t it was in July when the “present badly weakened stabilization law was finally enacted, by the congress.” But some shortages still remain, he said. adding that “some prices w’lli advance sharply when controls are removed.” Consumer resistance, however, already has shown what it can do .to excessive prices, he commented. “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 segments of the economy with paralysis,” Mr. Truman declared.