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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             So rapid has been the development of new stands and businesses along the roadways of the nation since the end of the war, the result is that every highway is now also a "buy-way' Avfrace Nrt October I'nltl Circulation 8601 Mrmbrr: Audit Durc.iu ol Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 183 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1946 FIVE CENTS THE COPY Citizens Invited To City Council Wednesday Meeting Thr rity council's second reg- ular meeting of the month will bo hold on Wednesday night in- Hf.'id of tonight. having ;.ny requests or questions to pre- sc-nt to the council are invited to be- present Wednesday night at The council and the. city man- seer have been working to place the city government on a sound financial basis and to make it as efficient as a private business. Since July 1 the city lias ac- cumulated a surplus of over 000. This is being spent for new meters, repair of traffic hchts and other urgent projects for the betterment. Tin; council and the city manager are trying to avoid bond issues except in cases of absolute necessity, council members explain. C'ity employees are selected and retained on a merit basis without regard to political in- fluence. Their jobs art; secure as lone as they perform their duties and no longer. By following this policy, the council and city manager hope to develop a group of city employees second to none experienced, capable, courteous and with pride in -.heir connection with the city. Council members say that they realize that good city government possible only with an alert and informed citizenship. It is for this reason that it is trying to conduct city's business in the light of day and that it encourages citi- rrns to attend the meetings and '.o ask questions. Okmulgee To Vole On Bond Issues Hotly Argued Program Involves For Public Improvements OKMt'I.C.KK. Okla., Nov. of the most keenly rlc- public questions in years will be decided here tomorrow nt a special flection on municipal i-sues aiigrcgating 000. item is a proposed S6K3.WO issue for a municipal b'jildim: to house the city govcrn- :i< in-pi f if it civic and ati'litn: mm to scut li.d'JO. The lean li.'is ,'idvocatrd Hie building as a memorial to the i-i'.y's war dead. issues to be decided by 1'r.c vi.'.ITS arc a street program, for fwimiMing pool and hall park ;-nd Wfi.wio for repairs 1o fire oc-partnient buildings and fire equipment. The proposed issues have the support "f the Chamber of Com- ji.ert-e. the Lesion and several clubs, but are opposed 1o n-.hcr groups who contend the bind issui-s would create too c.-c-at a municipal bonded indebt- edness. of the measures have argued th.it the city needs expenditures to assure its J-jtu: e prosperity. Jaycees Will Make Calls On Merchants Tuesday For Support Of Christmas Program it's hoped it will be the brightest chapter in Ada's Christmas downtown light- ing history looms now with the Ada Jaycees preparing to launch their part of the 1946 Yule season Tuesday. Tuesday morning at at the Aldridge hotel there will be a kick-off breakfast, after which teams of the city's younger busi- ness and professional men will call on merchants and others here for assistance in providing funds for the new program. The Jaycees will, on Dec. 1, don overalls and other work clothes and install the greenery and lights. Santa Has Date Here December 3, Santa Claus will make his first official visit to Ada with a program originating at the intersection of Main and Broad- way, most of it being carried by KADA and the Oklahoma Net- work. The Jaycees in 1938 bought 200 worth of electrical lights and equipment and the next year add- ed worth more. Certain electrical materials are still on the critical shortage list so that some additions the Jay- cees lire planning for won't be added this year. However, they will provide a larger variety in the greenery. This year, as in 1945, the green- cry will bo furnished by Boy Scouts of Byng, thereby keeping in Pontoloc county most of the money expended. Started In 1933 Back in 1933 the Ada Junior Chamber of Commerce set out to brighten downtown Ada .during the Christmas season, and "rented several strings of colored lights. After some years, the Jaycees decided that what they were pay- ing for rent of the lights might as well go into purchase of equip mont. The program in the years just before the war was expanded rapidly and Ada received much stall-wide publicity. The; war cur- tailed the extension that had been planned for the program, but Ada's plan has been adopted by several other cities, and will be expanded here as certain equip- ment is obtainable. I L. Dozens 01 Muskogee Employes Strike Over TOO Park, Street And Water Departments Out For Higher Wages MUSKOGEE, Nov. ]8, More than '100 employes of the park, street and sanitary and water departments at Muskogee went on strike today for high-" or wages. They were members of the Nov. :on? that food rationing in will continue for at least Miother year and a half came to- Fnod Minister John He told a questioner in the- house of commons that ration books through July, 1948, were being printed. An aircraft industry research executive predicts that by 1950 en: so will total limes the 1340 vol- ur-.f. Ti-pnr nt one time was valued as a cure for insnmni.'i. iw EAT HER] O k 1 a li o m northwest, partly cloudy cast and south to- and Tuesday. Warmer Tuesday except pan handle. AFL Federation of City Em- ployes. Local union President Harl Burke said the water pumping station would be manned and water provided for citizens' use as well as fire protection. There was no garbage collection, Burke said the men wanted the remainder of an 18 per cent wage hike asked earlier in the year. He said they'received about half o( it. City Manager John Oliver Hall, who has announced no plans yet for taking care of work not being done today, said the city had granted raises totaling 28 per cent since January 1 and could make no more increases. Truck drivers now are the highest paid. They receive a month. Striking workers gathered near the truck garbage just outside the business district. President May Have Trouble In Getting Unity Among Demos May Have To Drop Some Proposals Of Past To Get Party United In Congress By JACK BELL AP Political Reporter WASHINGTON, Nqy. 18, Signs multiplied today that Pres- ident Truman will have difficul- ty getting united democratic sup- port for whatever legislative pro- gram he submits to the new re- publican dominated congress in January. If he hopes to win it, he may have to drop many past proposals. Democratic leaders, still grog- gy from the republican election landslide, have delayed any move to organize their forces for their new role in the minority. Truman To Write Program They apparently are agreed, that Mr. Truman will write the official party program in his state of the union message. They seemingly have r.o inten- tion of attempting to fix objec- tives, as the republicans of both house and senate already have done. Mr. Truman has given no con- crete indication yet of the direc- tion he intends to pursue in his recommendations, except to urge that the legislative and execu- tive branches cooperate for the the nation. But southern democrats who haven't gone along in the past with many of the president's proposals openly hope that Mr. Truman won't bring up again such leftovers from the late President Roosevelt's agenda as anti-poll lax and anti-Iynching legislation and proposals to es- tablish a permanent fair employ- ment practices commission, New Dealers Determined New deal scnalors and repre- sentatives, on the other hand, have seized on a phrase in Mr. Truman's truce message, in which he urged continuance of "a pro- gressive concept of as A sign that he intends to con- Farm Youths Corn Is On Display Here Public Invited To See What County Lads Have Done With Seed Corn Project The Kiwanis club is inviting the public to visit the Aldridge hotel this afternoon (anytime) and see a seed corn exhibit thai will compare favorably with any corn show in the .state. The corn will be on display until 7 p.m when exhibitors will be guests of the club at a banquet. The corn project proved even more successful than was expect- ed by County Agent C. H. Hailey, who said that farm youths raised Miners Spurn Government Appeal, Start Leaving Work their crops under condition this year. unfavorable The Kiwanis club issued seed corn to 146 Pontotoc.county farm youths early this spring and 125 have returned 30 ears each to be shown and at 'the same time pay for the seed given them. Enough seed corn was issued for each boy to plant one acre and in return the boy was to re- turn 30 ears in payment ior the seed. One Gets 60 Bushels' tinue line. to follow the Roosevelt Senator Pepper for one, has made it abundantly clear that ho wants what he culls n program and will fighl proposals that, he feels don't measure up to that standard. It is a political truism, how- ever, that a party finds it a little easier to maintain unity, when in the minority, than when in the majority. That has been demon- strated since the election in re- publican differences over leader- ship and legislative questions. In contrast to G. O. P. warring over top party posts, there is no indication of an exception by any leading democrats to the report- ed White House'nod of favor for Gov. Robert S. .Kerr of Oklaho- ma as successor to Rqbert E. Hannegan as democratic nation- al chairman. Hannegan is ex- pected to resign soon. Max Griffith of the Hart 4-H club reported and his records show that his corn yielded 60 bushels per acre. Each boy kept a record on the project from the time the corn was planted until it was gathered and payment of the 30 ears was made to the Kiwanis club. Ten cash prizes in two divisions and Reed's Yellowdent range from for first prize to for the last six prizes in each of the divisions. Judging: In Afternoon Wesley Chaff in, who is with the extension department, will 'judge the show starting at 1 p.m. Mon- day and all corn placings will be placed separate table for the inspection of visitors.- All other exhibits will also be available for inspection. The projects has given farmers an opportunity to determine the variety of corn best adapted to partioular county farms' and it also 'has given them a chance to test the added production that can be obtained by the use of commercial. fertilizer and super- phosphate. Beats Wife, Then Sets Fire That Destroys His Home Louis Lyda was arrested about 1 a. m. Sunday at 112 West Fifth by members of the city police force. He was standing in the street in front of his house which was on fire. He was booked in at the police station and charged with beating his wife and setting his house on fue. He entered a plea of guilty Both charges. His one-room frame house and the contents were completely de- stroyed by fire, which Lyda told police he set. The burning house was discov- ered by members of ,t.he highway patrol, who asked Lyda if he had reported the fire to the fire de- partment. Lyda is reported to have told them that he did not report the fire and didn't intend to. Lyda was still in jail. Monday morning. His fine is which is to be paid before he will be released, Police Chief Quinton Blake said. Confidence Voted Bevin Attlee Denies Seeking Exclusive Alliance, Assails Policy Critics LONDON, Nov. house of commons unanimously gave Foreign Secretary Bevin's .foreign policy a vote of confi- dence tonight. The vote was 353 to 0 against an amendment by 58 labor mem- bers of parliament urging that the government's' foreign policy steer a middle course between the United States and Russia. It came after Attlee, denying that Britain was "ganging up" with the United States against the Soviet Union, declared' "we are not seeking an exclusive Anglo- American alliance." He made that observation in reply to a specific request that he repudiate Win- ston Churchill's Fulton, Mo., speech suggesting such an al- liance." Labor party rebels in the house had urged Attlee to deny that an Anglo-American alliance, as sug- gested by Winston Churchill, had come into being and had widened a world split between the United States and Russia. One of the 58 labor opponents of Foreign Secretary Bevin's pol- icies, R. H. S. Grossman, said Britain must have no exclusive military or economics ties with the U. S. where, he asserted, "for- eign affairs are in the hands of powerful, ambitious men" of the war and navy departments. Attlee said it was, "entirely un- true" that Britain was subser- vient to the United States or that the labor government was not ready to collaborate with Russia. Speaking of the insurgents' amendment calling for a revision of Foreign Minister Bevin's pol- icies along social- ist" lines, Attlee said: "I think this motion is miscon- ceived, is mistimed and based on a misconception of the facts. "This government does not be- lieve in the formation of groups or opposing groups of the east, west or center. We stand for the United Nations. "We perhaps are more ac- customed to compromise than some of those with whom we have to deal, but compromise is the basis of a peaceful civiliza- Bevih Will Urge Big Five To Draft New Code To Restrain Use Of Veto Power In Council By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER NEW YORK.- Nov. IB, British Foreign Secretary Bevin intends to urge the Big-Five powers the United Nations to- day to draft a new "code of con- duct" restraining use of their ve- to power in the U. N. security council. This was disclosed by authori- tative informants as the Big Five foreign ministers moved to lift the veto issue temporarily from the U. N. assembly and add it to their own already heavy finishing the satelite peace trea- ties and beginning German peace talks. By such action Bevin and Secretary of State Byrnes were reported hopeful they could meet the anti-veto criticisms of small nations and simultaneously pre- serve cooperation with Russia. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov agreed to talk things over. The formula of Big-Five private talks was used when the charter was written at San Francisco. The United Nations itself was asked in a sense to sanction the procedure. France proposed that the assembly's political and se- curity committee drop all veto discussion today until the foreign ministers have acted. Hope For Trieste Deal While the foreign 'ministers thus added to their problems, diplomats held high hope that one peace be near settlement at last. They reported it probable that a break in the Trieste deadlock of the Italian peace treaty was at hand, though it could be upset by Rus- sian insistence on setting a dead- line for Britain and the United 'States to pull their troops out of Trieste. If the deadlock is broken as quickly as some expect, it should allow the ministers to be- gin about schedul- connection to revive his 40-year, Soviet-rejected Ger- man disarmament treaty and get Russian agreement to assigning American, Russia, British and French deputy foreign ministers to begin laying out a permanent German peace settlement. Busiest Week Addition of the veto issue to the foreign ministers' slate gave them this kind of a day to start off their third and perhaps bus- iest week here: First, a meeting at 11 a, E.S.T., at the Waldorf-Astoria headquarters of the peace-mak- ing foreign ministers council to tackle the veto. For this pur- Injunction Is Granted pose, and Bevin. Byrnes, Deputy French Moiolov Foreign Minister Couve De Murville in- vited a Chinese spokesman to join them, thereby converting the "Big Four" European peace- makers into the "Big Five" of the United Nations. Second, a meeting at 4 p. m., of Byrnes, Molotov, Bevin, and Couve De Murville to receive from their deputies the latest draft of a tentative agreement on the extent of future security council control over the propos- ed free territory of Trieste. BERLIN, Nov. 18. An American lieutenant and four en- listed men were arrested yester- day by a Russian patrol for al- legedly entering the Russian oc- cupation zone without authoriza- tion, but prompt intervention by American authorities obtained their release after several hours, the U. S. provost marshal's office disclosed today, (ash Taken From Drawer On Sunday Sinnctt-Meaders Motor Company Has Break-in Sinnett-Meadcrs Motor com- pany was entered Sunday night and was missing from the cash drawer when the business was opened for business, Monday morning. Police Chief Quinton Blake re- ported that the building was en- tered through a rear door after the glass portion of the door was broken out. The door remained locked and Chief Blake said that the burglar crawled through the door. After .the investigation, Chief Blake said that nothing else was bothered in the building. The money missing from the cash drawer consisted of small change. Landon Found Oil Well, Not Quail TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. M. Landon has no quail but a new oil well to show for a hunt- ing trip into southeast Kansas. Hunting near the Woodson- Wilson county line Friday, Lan- don arid a party of friends sought shelter from a downpour in a driller's shack at a well in which the former governor has a share. Landon, who had almost given up hope of seeing the well as a paying proposition, was surprised to learn that it was making 10 barrels an hour, on the swab, with indications of a good producer. The well opens a new field. The nearest production is two or three miles northwest. Public Invited To Meeting On Tax Expenditure Plans The public has been invited to attend a public expenditures noeting Tuesday evening at o'clock.in the large dining room of the Aldridge hotel. W. A. (Gus) Delaney has called the meeting, In its effort, designed to bene- fit all citizens, the .council pledges to encourage a constructive pro- gram of citizen participation in government. Other pledges are as follows: Promote efficiency in public administration and economy in I public finance in all levels of gov- ernment, federal, state and local. Conduct honest, accurate stud- ies of public services and public expenditures. Provide constructive assistance to legislators and public officials in'the cause of good government. Keep Oklahoma citizens in- formed with regard to adminis- tration and finance government. Seek an equitable distribution of the tax burden in order to cre- ate a healthy, economic climate in which Oklahoma agriculture, business and industry may thrive. The Oklahoma Public Expendi- tures Council is a fact-finding, non-political organization inter- ested in procedures rather than personalities. The meeting will be an open affair and the public is invited to attend. Those attending .will be given a chance to participate in the discussions. Henrietta Man h Traffic Fatality HENRYETTA, Okla., Nov. E. Dicus, a 74-year old grocer walking to church, was struck and fatally injured Sunday night by an automobile driven by a Henryetta woman also headed for evening services. Dicus died a few hours later. The highway patrol said he was ,the Seventh Oklahoman killed since September 1 while going to or returning from church. Dicus' de'ath also was the 105th pedestrian fatality in the state this year and the 442nd highway death. Last year at this time the total deaths were 343. One hun- dred and twenty-two pedestrians were killed in all ol 1945. Truman Made Decision On Coal Showdown, Left For Vacation Poisonous Whiskey Blamed For Deaths Of Three Al Hollis HOLLIS, Okla., Nov. 18. A -coroner's jury found that three men who died in the Hollis city jail Sunday succumbed after drinking poisonous bootleged whiskey. A fourth man was reported in a critical condition. Chief of Police Claud Fikes said the four men were booked at separate times Saturday even- ing on charges of intoxication He identified the dead man as Edward Smith, about 23, Hollis Roy Woodman, about 55, Gould. Okla., and Hugh Walker, aboul 27, Hollis. In a critical condi- tion was Howard Nash, about 18 Hollis. Two men were being'question- ed in connection with the sale of whiskey, Fikes announced. Fikes and Night Watchman Tom Varnctt, who made the ar- rests, said they visited Smith in bis cell about a. m. Sunday and he was unconscious. They came back with the mother of Nash at 1 p. m. and she found her son violently ill. At that time the officers said they found the other three men dead. Bank At Nardin Is Burglarized NARDIN, Okla., Nov. Burglars entered the bank of Nardin Sunday night and took several hundred dollars from the vault but did not succeed in open- ing the safe. The front door of the bank was forced open, ''apparently by a crowbar and entrance to the vault was gained by tearing down part' of the brick wall. Sheriff D. F. of Kay county said a grocery next to the bank also was entered but very little money was taken. The post office and a lumber yard at Deer Creek, ten. miles west, also were entered appar- ently by. the same men who rob- bed the bank. Exact amount taken there was not known but I was believed to have been small. Three Injured In Auto Accident Given Treatment Here After Traffic Mishap South of Stonewall Three persons were injured in an accident south of Stonewall in Coal county early Sunday morn- ing when a car and a pickup were involved in an accident. J. D. Ware of Stonewall, driv- ing a Dodge pickup without a tail light, was overtaken by Samuel Price, of Sulphur, whose Ford crashed into the rear of the pickup. Mrs. Eva Frederick, her daugh- ter and Miss Helen Litner were taken to Cowling clinic where they were given first aid treat- ment. Miss Litner was treated for cuts and bruises about the face and lower limbs. The accident was investigated by Trooper Harvey Hawkins and ui Sgt. W. H Bailey of the High- j Cooper, commandant of the base. Has No Set Program, May Or May Not Go Fishing, Rambles Over Naval Base By ERNEST B. VACCARO KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 18, OB Truman laid aside the coal crisis and other prob- lems today to relax in the Flor- ida sunshine. He went swimming before breakfast in the outdoor swim- ming pool of the officers club, splashing about for 20 minutes in green bathing trunks. Afti.T breakfast, the chief exe cutive the opening chapu-: of Harold Lamb's "Life of Alex andria" then, accompanied bj members of his staff he went to a near by beach to swim again and lie in the sun. The temper- ature was 7G degrees. Sleeps Late Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said Mr. Tru- man, who flew down from Wash- ington yesterday, started his day at 7 a. m., unusually late for the early rising Missourian. He rcac the newspapers and listened to news broadcasts from Miami and Havana, Ross said there were no over- night developments in the con! situation and no new instructions from the president to Interior Secretary J. A. Krug. The president left the fight with John L. Lewis in the hands of Krug -prior to his departure from Washington. His intimates said Mr. Truman specifically directed Krug to avoid making any embarrassing compromise with the president of the Unit- ed Mine Workers, who has serv- ed notice of cancellation of his work contract with the govern- ment, effective Wednesday. Mr. Truman's swimming com- panions were CJark M. Clifford, his special counsel. Capt. James H. Foskett, naval aide and Brig. Gen. Wallace Graham, his phy- ician. Swims 770 Feet Graham was authority for the statement Mr. Truman swam 770 feet in the officers' pool this morning. The party will be joined Wed- nesday at this submarine base by Reconversion Director John R. Steojman, Judge John Caskie "Collet, Sleelman's chief advisor; Mai. Gen. Hurry H. VauRhnn, military aide, and possibly Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, the 31-esident's chief of staff. The presidential party is stay- ng in the rambling two-story frame dwelling of Capt. Henry way Patrol. Both troopers were formerly stationed in Ada before being transferred to Coalgate. Sgt. Bailey said that the two drivers were given summons to appear Monday in a Coal county court. Brazil is the largest republic in the western hemisphere. OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. General Mac Q. Williamson today approved two school bond issues totaling Temple school board, Cotton county, voted for a build- ing and school district No. Pontotoc county, for build- ing repairs. Government.Asks Court Order For Preventing Miners From Stopping Work WASHINGTON, Nov. Judge T. Alan Golds- boroueh today called on John L. Lewis to continue mining soft coal for the government for at least nine more days. On the Rovenuncnl's complaint, Goldshorough signed an order re- straining- Lewis from terminating his contract at Wednesday mid- notice that already had prompted thousands of United Mine Workers to quit their jobs in advance of the deadline. The judffc directed Hie Tnilcd Mine hold (he termination notice in abeyance at least until November 27 when a hearing will he held on whether a temporary Injunc- tion will be issued to uphold the position that Lewis cannot breach his contract. An hour after the court's order was issued, it was served person- ally on Lewis at UMW headquar- ters by (wo deputy marshals. A UMW official told reporters, however, Lewis would have no statement today. WASHINGTON, Nov. justice- department an- nounced today Federal Judge Al- len Goldsborough has signed a temporary order designed to re- strain a walkout by John L, Lewis' soft con] miners. The department said the re- straining order bars Lewis from terminating at Wednesday mid- night his working contract with the government. Goldsborough's order, the de- partment said, expires November 27. at 3 p.m., unless "before such time the order for good cause shown is extended, or unless the defendants consent that it may be extended for a longer period." A hearing on the justice depart- ment's request for a preliminary injunction to bar breach of con- tract was set for hearing Novem- ber 27 at a.m. WASHINGTON, Nov. President Truman launched an all-out drive today either to smash John L. Lewis's leadership of coal miners or make him come to terms for continued coal pro- duction. With a mine shutdown threat- ened Thursday, the government: 1. Posted notices at all mines appealing to the miners to stick at their jobs, despite Lewis, and pledging to "keep the mines open regardless of any action" by the union boss. 2. "Froze" coal stocks in deal- ers' and instituted ration- ing of del work's. The regulations permit deliveries to public util- ities, railroads, laundries, hospit- als, food processing plants an.1 refrigeration plants, tugboals and domestic consumers having less th ..i 10 days supply. In addition, justice department attorneys were reported to be ex- ploring possible legal action against Lewis and his United Mine Workers (AFL) in event of a strike. Attorney General Clark spent Sunday working in his of- fice. Criminal Offense? The Smith-Connally act makes it a criminal offense to incite or encourage ;i strike in government- seized mines or plants. Loyally at Stake This action pitted the loyalty of the miners to the government against their loyalty to Lewis, who has led them in many a prior battle for contract improvements. The solid fuels administration, one of Krug's agencies, watched the coal fields today to SCR if there were any signs of reaction from the flurry of government moves. Often miners began drifting away from the pits before the sched- uled time for a stoppage. I___L TKT PESSIMIST IIT Drill Blnlu, ir. You can say whul you please about th' children, but we're thankful they don't act like most parents. Anyway, President Tru- man allus has a piano f fall back on when he feels th' need o' a little harmony.   

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