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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             If the British keep moving troops into they may have soldiers there by the end of the troubled land isn't going to have room for the Jews and Arabs. Average Nft October Paid Circulation 8601 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 182 ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY People And Funds School Ends Rocky Chapel Hit by Pop- ulation Moves, Some Other Districts Threatened Rocky Chapel closed. Back of that announcement are a r.umber of factors, involving 2 diminishing population in the I4-square mile area extending southward from seven mile: south of Ada, encroachment o: range land on former farming and other changes in v.-hat was once a populous district. U. S. FREEZES ALL SOFT COAL SUPPLIES The school this yea r had one one pupil, the the teacher's child. Some of the few children remaining in the district are attending Latta or Fittstpwn consolidated high schools and the others are trans- ferred to schools in adjoining districts, Latta, Pleasant Hill and Fittstown. How Population Dropped But first the enumeration fig- ures for children of school age In Ifl42 the district had 01 listed: in there were 50; in Z944 the number dropped to 22 and in to 11; this year is moved up to 14. The total budget for this year for local use was S737.94. Avail- able for teacher's salary was S422: the contract called for a month and the fund provided 50 days teaching. The other part of the funds was spread over maintenance, fuel, upkeep, equipment, supplies. Transfers Cut Into Funds The preceding year had a cash surplus carried over of with local budget, made S2.008.06. This year the valua- tion is down about S4000, and the carry over S2GO which with the local budget made 09. But S947.15 was sot up to pay for high school transfers, leav- ing the smaller sum for opera- tion of the grade school. To qualify for state aid a one- room school must have average attendance of 10. Dwindling at- tendance at Rocky Chapel left the average daily attendance for last year 2.13 and per capita cost The average per child c-oit in. the 53 districts over the county was about Unable to qualify for state ?.id. Rocky Chapel's transfers had to come out of the local budget, reducing the already in- adequate funds. Some Others Face Problems Several other districts in Pon- lotoc county, once populous, have; lost population cither to ranch- land expansion or to wartime production centers nnd are fac- ing Dossible late such has befal- len Rocky Chapel. Included are two-teacher schools for whom slate aid requires an A. D. A. of 26 and which, dropping just under that number, may be in financial distress with only the Jocnl budget for income. Relunctance to do away with a lone-established district is re- ported to center largely on the use of schools as church and oth- er community center activities, tne rural school being tradition- ally more than iust a school. Decision to Local Board Whatever course of action is to be taken in such circumstances lies entirely with the local dis- trict school board. Self-govern- ment is in full effect and neither stale nor county school authori- ties can intervene to summarily close a school or merge a district another district, or deter- mine what is to be done with the district's own money. In the case of Rocky Chapel, tne teacher has moved to the Ahloso Y and so her child is in re-sidence there and in attendance Ahloso school. Such a closing, however, could in some districts put an end to schooling for a child or few children who could not change residence to a district in which school :s being maintained. School people of the county Ere watching Rocky Chapel and other population thinned dis- tricts now in relation to propos- als being advanced by some lead- ers in the coming state legisla- ture for a redistricting that be based on today's popu- lation spread. PRESIDENT TO FLY TO FLORIDA TO SPEND WEEK WASHINGTON, Nov. Truman returned to Washington at p.m. (eastern rundard time) today from Anna- polis where he witnessed the Xayy-Penn slate football game. chief executive went im- r-.ediately to the While House to change into a tuxedo to allend the annuc.1 dinner of the White House News Photographers asso- ciation. He is to fly to Key West. Fla., st 30 a m. tomorrow for a week's res; at the U. S. naval station there. Calls Public Cost Meeting Public Invited to Partici- pate in Program of Public Expenditure Council The Public Expenditure Coun- cil, backed by governors of 35 slates, has served as a major sup- port for economy-minded senators and congressmen in their, at- tempts to put the brake on con- tinued deficit spending and now Oklahoma citizens are participat- ing in the movement. A meeting has been called for Tuesday at p.m. in the large dining room of the Aid ridge hotel. The organization has been formed in Oklahoma among citi- zens who are interested in the welfare of this stale and local communities, It has two main preserve and improve the Ameri- can form of government and to secure all taxpayers, large and small, 100 cents worth of services for every tax dollar expended. Delaney Calls Local Meeting W. A. "Gus" Delaney, president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and immediate past president of the Oklahoma Mineral Industries group, is a member of the organ- ization and is lending his support by calling the Tuesday evening meeting. "The purpose of the Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council is to consistently and constructively work to build a better, a greater, a more prosperous state in which to Delaney said in encour- aging the public to attend the meeting. Citizens Invited Mayor Frank Spencer will pre- side at the meeting. "We want other good who are inter- ested in good government in Oklahoma to come to the meeting and hear the council's objectives Mr. Delaney said. The program is a proved success in other states and is a chance tor Oklahoma to put first things first in a fact-finding manner. The policies and activities of the Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council are determined and con- trolled by a board of trustees composed of Mr. Delaney and 67 other outstanding Okla- ioma business and civic leaders virtually every sec- .ion of the state. Kerr Reported Choice Of _ t Party Leaders To Become Demo National Chairman By JACK BELL Associated Press Political Reporter WASHINGTON, Nov. Gov. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma was reported today to be the choice of party lead- ers to succeed Robert E. Hannegan as democratic national chairman if the latter resigns in January as expected. to Be Ready For 3rOOO More NORMAN, Okla., Nov. George L. Cross of the University of Oklahoma an- nounced tonight the university will be ready lo admit new students at the beginning of the second semester, Jan. 24. New classroom and housing facilities at the south formerly the Naval Air Technical Training with ad- ditions on the main campus will make this possible. Enrollment already is at an all- time Cross said many othel. failed to en- ter the university last September because housing was not avail- able. Nearly two-thirds of the present enrollment are veterans. The federal public housing au- thority has been working two months converting arracks on the south campus into dormitory rooms for 296 veterans and dwell- ing units for 3J9 families. Crime To the City Crime doesn't pay, or does it? City Manager W. E. Hansen has financial reasons for saying that crime pays and pays well. However, it kjecomes a matter of point of view. It becomes a paying out process for those ar- rested and convicted of: a crime while the city considers it a pay- ing in process from its stand- point. Last week, actual collections amounted to and cases still pending will add more if convictions are obtained. The collections for one day last week amounted to but Nov. 2 the police department had col- lected considerably more than Heretofore, a person could have as many as four charges against him, plead guilty to all of them and get off with the maximum fine for one of the charges. (The maximum is S20.) Now, the tables are turned. If the police court judge sees fit, he can charge the maximum, fine on each of the offenses. Crime pays the city well and as long as violators continue to break the will con- tinue to pay. Three Killed In Crash Near Durant Two Girls and Pilot Die When Plane Trying to Land in Peanut Field DURANT, Okla., Nov. teen-age girls and an air- plane from Fort Smith, killed last night in the crash of their 5-passenger plane near Bennington, Okla., 30 miles east of here. They were Hugh Skinner, pilot; Caroline F. Sivley, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy D.' Sivley, and Sallie Ward, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ward, III. The girls were students at the Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas and were being flown home. Farmers in the crash vicinity said rain was falling at the time and the piano, frying low, appar- ently was attempting to land in a peanut field. It hit trees at the edge of the'field. Get Your (heck Election Officials Can Call at County Clerk's Office far Nov. 5 Work If you were an election official on November 5 your pay is ready for you at the county clerk's of- President Truman was said by associates' to look with favor on Ihe selection of Kerr, who key- noted the 1944 party convention at which Mr. Truman was nomir nated for vice president. Kerr threw the 22 Oklahoma votes he received for vice presi- dent on the first ballot of the 1944 convention to'Mr. Trumari on the second ballot, when the latter was nominated. Hannegan Wants To Retire Friends of Hannegan, who rer cently went to Walter Reed hos- pital here for a physical check- up, report he has expressed a' desire to step out as chairman at the annual meeting of the demo- cratic committee here shortly af- ter the first of the year. However, Hannegan is expect- ed to re'tain his place in the cab- inet as postmaster general. The fact that Oklahoma re- mained in the democratic column in this year's republican turnover, electing Roy Turner governor to succeed Kerr, brought the latter again into the limelight. Kerr often has been mentioned as a possible cabinet appointee. On the other hand, the Demo- crats' loss of New York apparent- ly retarded the chances of Paul E. Fitzpatrick, the state's party chairman, to succeed Hannegan. Staunchly for FDR Policies The choice of Kerr would bring to the party leadership a south- western governor who has been a staunch supporter of the policies of the late President Roosevelt. Kerr, a wealthy oil.man, could be expected to be acceptable to conservative southern democrats, however, since he has'few1 appar- ent ties with the wing of the party of which Henry A. Wallace, for- mer secretary of commerce, is a spokesman. TEAR GAS HALTS COLUMBIANS MEETING: Members of the Columbians, an nnti-Necro or- ganization m Atlanta, Georgia, wipe their eyes as they start to leave the meeting room after a tear gas bomb, thrown through a window broke up the (NEA The blood vessels in an adult, laid end lo end. would reach :'our times around the earth. iWEATHER _O.-.Bahama: Fair Sunday and Monday, somewhat warmer west Sunday; warmer Monday. the faculty which now is 55 per cent larger than the peak pre- war year of 1939-40. _ J.UL vuu di. uie uuuiivy uieiiva uj.- J5 Claud Botbitl, county clerk, announces. The clerk finds'it difficult" if not impossible to mail out the Temporary buildings will be warrants, and all those who have brought to the mam campus by money coming to them should the Federal Works Agency to in- call and get it. crease laboratory, classroom and office facilities. Eleven injured In Bus-Car Collision Accident Occurs Near Sallisaw Saturday SALLISAW, Nov. persons were injured r. the collision of a privately- owned bus and an automobile near here today, Highway Troop- ers Hurry Davis and K. O. Ray- burn reported. The bus is owned and was driven by Alex Rogers, 51, Akins, Okln. Twenty-two passengers were aboard at the time of the acidcnt. The aulomobile was driven by Joe Hincs, 21, Brushy, Okla. Rogers suffered a hip'and back injury and was taken to a hos- pital at Muskogee. The other injured were moved in ambu- lances to a Fort Smith, Ark., hos- pital. They were Hines, Leda Ren- fro and her brother, James Ren- fro, of Sallisaw, and Bob Gillis, John Silk, 90-year-old Indian, Bill Johnson. 55, Mrs. Bertha Os- bornc, 51, Thurman Allen, 46, Mrs. Thurman Allen, and the Allen's daughter, Willie, 16, all of I the Akins community. Now that Hallowe'en has pass- ed, why didn't somebody tell the kids about the soap shortage? Read The News Classified Ads. Hearing Sef For Big Pipelines WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Hugh D; Wise; counsel for the house surplus property conjmit- tee, today listed Harold L. Ickes and Jesse Jones as likely witnes- ses in hearings on the "Big Inch" and "Little Inch" pipelines to start' Tuesday. He said Ickes, former secretary of the interior and wartime pe- troleum administrator, has indi-, -__ cated he will appear. Jones, for- the membership drive m Four-Concert Season Here Musicians Chosen for Community Concert Series, Dates to Be Announced Soon In its first annual drive for members, Ada's Community Con- cert Association boomed to a fig- ure of 568 adult members and 112 students to surprise the musical concert organization's leaders. At a meeting of the artist com- mittee immediately fallowing the close of the Sat-i the-group-selected the performers for Ada's concert season. There are to be ..four concerts, with dates to be announced as soon as they can be known cer- tainly. members here will be admitted on their receipts to the piano duo team of Appleton and Fields at Shnwneo Nov. 22. Membership cards will be sent soon to the local members. The four attractions for Ada will be Mildred Dillard, harpist; John Carter, tenor; Sacha Gorod- notzki, pianist, and Ricardo Od- noposoff, violinist. The budget for contracting for the Columbia artists and taking care of the small expenses amounts to approximately according to the last report of Miss Erdine Cobb, representative of Columbia Concerts, who has mer secretary of commerce and federal loan administrator, is "interested" and may testify, Wise added. The committee counsel told a news conference nothing has been heard from John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, who also received an invitation. Lewis' bid was based on the idea that his coal miners would be interested in the disposition of the pipelines, usable to trans- port gas or oil to the east in com- petition with their product. Built when nazi submarines were sinking tankers off the At- lantic coast, the two lines are idle and up for disposal by the war assets administration. The 24-inch "Big Inch" line from Longview, Texas, to New York cost The I Ada this week. President of the Ada associa- tion1 is W. E. Hansen, new man- ager here. The drive was handled by Mrs. O. A. Steed and Mrs. D. A. Davis, with the assistance of smaller conduit, from Beaumont, a 12-inch line Texas, to the New York area, cost The committee inquiry, as out- lined by Wise, is to check into three courses the WAA might take in their disposal: To I Crawford Finds Nuernberg Cheaper; Trials to Start Soon Tal Crawford, who recently moved from the district court I jnch here to employment by the civil division of the American -y for service as a judge over war crimes trials in Nuernberg, Germany, has writ- ten back something of what he has seen and of his impressions. hours ride to Paris. Was there 5 days. Things were higher bedroom, sitting room and bath, per day, Prince of Wales Hotel. "Left Paris by air and about three hours to Frankfurt, Ger- many. All night there and then one hour's ride here. Went to His first opinion is that Nuern- Berlin and stayed from last Tues Attlee Prepares to Ask First Vote of Confidence to Crush Rebels Over His Foreign Policy By TOM WILLIAMS LONDON, Nov. Minister Attlee as- suming the role of a fighting leader prepared today to ask the House of Commons Monday for his first vote taf confi- dence to crush decisively a revolt in the labor party against his foreign policy. Indians Told Thai Oullook Brightens On tribal Payment Some 100 Indians from this area gathered in the district courtroom Saturday morning lo hear a report of happenings at the meeting of the National Con- gress of American Indians, given by Eli P. Goforth, president of the county Choctaw-Chickasiiw confederation and member of the Confederation of American In- "ans. Goforth reported that he talked with Governor Maytubby nnd Short on the amount of tribal funds in the treasury at Wash- ington, D. C. 'He told me there is approxi- mately one million dollars in the treasury and that a per capita payment would be between and and said that he nnd Chief Durant had no power to authorize the payment from Sec- retary of Interior Krug to the and Chicknsaw Indians. "As far as the coal and asphalt JTL. J-idVlb, WIl.il Llie Ul ,.nTn ...-----------------i-------- Mrs. I. G. Killough and Mrs. Jer- concerned, we did not get mucn satisfaction because the assistant secretary of interior did not show Goforth said in his report. ry Gwin. Under their supervision were a hundred workers who in- vited .Adans to become members. Former Top Sarge President of 45th Division Association OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. former top sergeant, Wil- liam B. Sev'ey of Lawton, today was elected president of the 45th Infantry Division association at the final session of the division reunion. Sevey, 27, and a printer by berg is "a real poor man's town." Living expenses are cheap com- pared to prices of similar services in the States, he writes to C. T. "Shorty" Lawson, bailiff, county courthouse. Meals Are Good "Meals are 25c to 40c. Hair cuts, lOc, shave, 5c, tonic, 5c. This is a real poor man's town. "Got to Washington and stayed untij. Wed., Oct. 14. Rode 5Vz hours to Newfoundland, stayed at U. S. Hotel for 75c. Meals, 25c and 40c. Was there 20 hours. Got on plane and rode IVz hours to the Azores Islands. Got breakfast there, spent another 25c. Then 7 trade, served with the 157th In- fantry. He now is a second lieu- tenant in the new 45th Division Oklahoma National Guard, com- manding the Second Battalion Headquarters Company of the 179th Infantry regiment. Col. Ross H. Routh, Oklahoma City, former finance officer of the division and now on the Okla- homa adjutant general's staff, was elected vice-president. Maj. Alton M. Moore, Okemah, was named secretary-treasurer. Denver was selected for the 1947 reunion in tribute to the 157th Infantry from Colorado which made up one of the three infantry regiments of the triangu- lar 45th. Dates will be determined later. A constitution adopted provides for directors from each of the In a recent story, it was stated Jive committee, said the action of that the Indians in this area had the -hninn 50 million tons of coal to sell to the government for 2 million dol- lars, but instead the Indians have tons of coal and they want to sell-it in a lump sum. Mr. Goforth told the group that the county Choctaw-Chickasaw confederation is growing steadilv. "If we expect to receive any benefits, it will be obtained through Goforth asserted. In a discussion period, the In- dians discussed some old Indian Claims Commission bills with a number taking part in the dis- An authoritative government informant declared it was "quite probable" thnt Attloe would take this action to "show how small" is the vote of rebel labor party members whose criticism of For- eign Se.Qi-ctwy. Ernest Bcvin has I precipitated a minor crisis in 1 government ranks. Whether Attlee will go to the extreme depends upon the lengths to which the rebels them- selves carry Monday's discussion of foreign policy brought nbout by their proposed amendment to the "king's which con- stituted AUlee's official declnrn- lion of policy for the 1946-47 pur- liiimcntfiry session. Eden Approves Bcvin Course Bevin's policies won on en- dorsement from his conservative predecessor, Anthony Eden, who said in a speech at Ncwcastlo-on- Tyme today that Bcvin is "pui- fiuing Die right course" in seeking to build up the authority of the United Nations nnd strengthen "the rule of law" between na- tions. Tonj O'Brien, a labor member of parliament, roundly nttncked the parliamentary critics tonight, accusing them of beh.-iving "like a1 contemptible coterie of comin- tern lickspittles" and "moral as- sassins" and said "Wo do not want an "Affaire Wallace" in Britain." Says Action Misunderstood O'Brien, who is a member of. the Trade Union Congress execu- the insurgents- was "being mis- interpreted the world over." The amendment signed by 58 labor members of parliament five more signatures were added since a re- view of British foreign policy along socialist lines tied neither to American "free enterprise" nor Soviet communism. Frankfurters use miles casing in U. S. miles in your car, too, when re- paired at Sinncll-Mcadcrs. 11-17-H Will Ration Short Supply Lewis Stands Pat on Chal- lenge Threatening Strike Government Says Illegal By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON, Nov. drnstic government order froze the nation's meager soft coal supplies and placed them under rationing today as John L. Lcwi.1 st.mily stood pat on the challenge which threatens a strike at mid- night Wednesday. Going far beyond the freeze or- der issued at the lime of the bi- tuminous strike last spring, the government .seized control not only of future coal production but also of all stocks now in transit and in dealers' yards. It will be doled out only to utilities, rail- roads, ships, hospitals, laundries, food plants and householders having less than ten days' supply on hand. Orders Essential Precaution "Issuance of these orders is an cscntiul precaution in VH.-W of the unwillingness of the President of. the United Mine Workers to ac- cede with the request to reconsider the government's proposal looking toward a settle- ment of the coal Secretary of the Interior Kruff told the worried public in a state- ment. As the government thus pre- pared for the worst, Lewis ig- nored the administration's second appeal for a (JO-da.v truoo and its pointed warning that In: has no legal grounds for terminating the miners' present contract. Operators Go Home Members of the operator's ne- gotiating committee, who h a d agreed to the administration pro- posal for negotiations with Lewis over his new wage demands, took Lewis' refusal at its lace and scattered to their homes. And t h e impasse continued without signs of a'break. A high government official reported privately that the administration has not decided what further steps to take. Charles G. Ross. White House press secretary, ac- companying Mr. Truman to the Navy-Penn State football game at Annapolis, told reporters that "there have been absolutely no developments overnight." This is the fourth time the gov- ernment has stopped in to take over the existing coal supply when faced with a'mine .'.loppage. Similar orders were issued in 1943, 19-15 and last spring. Krug, some officials said, is considering going over Lewis' head and appealing by radio to the miners, telling them their contract is binding and asking them lo remain at work. These officials spoke loo of pos- sible legal action against to enforce the it was there is no police power to keep more than men working if they de- cline lo do so. Ireland's linen industry flour- ished as early as 1210. day to Friday. On plane were en- units comprising the membership tei'tained by the Government. Sees Maj. Hatfield "There are four of us who are to be Court No. 1, and are get- ting read to try somebody. Will get into the trial early in Decem- ber. They are not as fast here as at home, "Have a big court house here and lots of people work there. Guess there are about 600 American civilians here. Tell Mr. Hatfield that I see his son, Major Hatfield here. His rbom is about 40 feet from mine." Judge Crawford was district judge here for approximately 12 years and left Ada around the first of October. of the division. Joe ,M. Robertson of Lamar, Colo., was the first director designated, representing the 157th. In one, of three resolutions adopted, the association asked the war department to. designate the 45th as the Anzio Division because it stopped the main German at- tack at the Anzio, Italy, beach- head in 1944. Other resolutions requested a battle star be awaraded for the Anzio campaign and that the war department locate a division cita- tion for the Salerno campaign which never has been received although publicly announced as having been awarded. Contractors, IOWU Remain In Deadlock at Seminole SEMINOLE, Okla., Nov. 16, (.T) H. Atkins. U. S. labor conciliator -Contractors and the Interna- from Kansas City, and later is- tional Oil Workers union (CIO) remained deadlocked following separate meetings by the two groups here today to discuss the walkout by cable workers in the Seminole area who are seeking higher wages. The two groups were in sharp disagreement as to the cffeclive- ness of the walkout, which be- gan last Tuesday midnight. The contractors issued a state- ment saying "not over ten per- cent of the cable tool rigs in the area have been while C. M. Massengale, CIO interna- tional representative, said about 150 union members left their jobs and that "the walkout is 90 percent effective." Massengale said a meeting of union members of all Sinclair, Cities Service and production groups was held this morning to organize picketing and to give "financial and moral support" to those who walked out. A few of the 26 cable tool involved met with H. sued the following statement: "Cable tool contractors of the greater Seminole area have held two meetings (Nov. 4 and 14) to discuss their mutual problems and have decided to give the press a statement of their situa- tion so that the public may know their side of the issue. "In the' first place no employe of these contractors had demand- ed any increase in wages. The; first demand for increase in wages came as a surprise to the contractors and came from the local union headquarters. Had such demands been made by the men this situation would not have arisen. "A survey indicates that not over ten percent of the cable tool rigs in the area have been affect- ed by the walkout, owing to the fact that the majority of the men are not union members. "It has been reported that cer- tnin contractors of this area have already met with union demands but at the last meeting this proved to be untrue." Ada Gels Dash Of Rain on Friday November Totol Now 5.51 Inches; Chillier Tempera- tures Develop Saturday What seems to be customnry now, rainfall for each November weekend, reached Ada Friday and got it over with before Satur- clny. Showers fell during the day (o add .45 of an inch of rain to the already-soaking November record for a toUil of 5.51 inches. The thermometer moved from high of 02 to a bree.ry during the night; Saturday clenr but the wind shifted to come from the north nnd keep t.he tem- perature on the chilly side. Turkeys are the only American representative's of the pheasant family. Read The News Classified Ads. TH' PESSIMIST Hoh BluDlw, In Well, anyway, a woman knows how t' start a an' blow th' some even know how t' guide it an' stop it. Th' average feller's idea o' bcin' "all dressed up" 13 nut bavin' a hole in either sock.   

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