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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Ada Jaycees and Santa Glaus are buddies again this year and together they will furnish a sparkling introduction here for the Christmas Season at tonight's everybody-invited celebration. Avcrajfi Net October Paid Circulation 8601 Member; Audit Uurc.iu of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 195 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER FIVE CENTS THE COPY Christmas Season To Open Here Santa Coming for Tonight's Program, Everyone Invited To Attend Occasion A bis county-wide Christmas program, opening the Yule .season in Ada and Pontotoc county, will be held tonight (Tuesday) at the corner of Main and Broadway, sponsored by the Ada Junior Chamber f Commerce. The program will be similar to the programs that have been held about this time every year since 1934 when the Javcees took over the job of decorating the city and preparing a Christmas for the youngsters. The party is not limited. The Jaycees have invited every town in Pontotoc county and the Ada trade territory to participate in the opening of Christmas season here. Decorations Arc Up Aria :i beautifully decorated for the affair with greenery and sil- ver painted decorations strung and across the streets in downtown Ada. Members of the Junior Cham- ber of Commerce have worked many hours getting Ada ready for the annual Christinas pro- gram that find Santa Claus making his initial appearance Santa Hue About Escorted by a number of planes. Santa Claus will f1 over Ada about p.m. today and will arrive for the downtown Christmas party about p.m. Prior to the arrival of Santa, the decorative Christmas lights will be turned on and the Christ- mas season will be declared open, by Mayor Frank Spencer. The program here is of state- wide interest. The first 30 min- utes of the program will be broadcast over the Oklahor.iu Network of radio stations. In ad- dition to music and short talks by three men. Santa Claus will say a few words to children through- out Oklahoma. Madill's Whiskey Case Continued Hearing for County Attor- ney and Three Others Set Now for Dec. 9- WADILL, Okla.. Dec. A preliminary hearing for the Marshall county attorney and three other men charged with ".heft of nine cases of whiskey from the sheriff's vault has been continued until Dec. The lieannu had been set for I'.iriay. County attorney O. C. Barnes will appear in the court of jus- lice of the peace Charles Grider, as originally scheduled. But Grider yesterday granted n change of venue to the other Ihx-e. at their request. The three Gilbert Coe, Joe Isbell and LEWIS, UMW RULED IN CONTEMPT More Street Work Done City Manager's Report Shows Extent of Work, Summarizes Fire, Police Records In one of its shortest meetings the city council and a few citi- zens Monday night heard a re- port by City Manager W. E. Han- sen and discussed briefly the re- vamping of downtown lighting in Ada. There were 30. planes from places other than Ada that land- ed at the Chauncoy Airport dur- ..'ovcmber. The report on the erection of a hanger will be ready for submission to the council by Dec. 10. The amount of work accom- plished by the street department for last month is shown by com- parison to be considerably in ox- cess of the amount of activity of: earlier months, the city manager reported. More Street Work Done Among the major tasks com- pleted during the month were the clearing of 598 blocks of streets, washing of 894 blocks, using a total of gallons of water, picking up and disposing of 146 cubic yards of from city streets, the binding of blocks of city streets, the instal- lation of 238 lineal feet of new storm sewer, painting of 20 ped- estrian cross walks and three and a half miles of center striping. The fire department answered 13 fire and strung feet of hose. The total value of build- ing's involved in amounted to and contents for the buil- dings totalled making a lolal of against which the .otal loss by fire amounted to 005. November Fines Marvin Farmer will appear before justice'of the peace W. J. Bell at Madill. The whiskev used as evidence in a district court trial disappear- ed the night of Nov. 21. All the men are free on bond. Bids Received For Eight Road Deals OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 3 state highway commis- sion receives bids today on eight i oad projects in five counties, with estimated cost of S5G3.995. H. E. Bailey, chief state high- way engineer, said the stale high- way commission and officials of Ihe public roads administration reached an agreement at a con- ference yesterday regarding fcd- ral aid road projects scheduled ior letting Dec. 31. Bailey said the PRA officials indicated they would approve some projects on the primary road system, on which the PRA matches state funds on an ap- proximately 50-50 basis, but gave no indication whether the PRA would approve any farm-to-mar- ket projects. Police records show that a to- .al of was collected in fines during November. The water department has continued its aggressive campaign on repairing of leaks throughout the entire system. Work on repairing the building it the city pump station will be started the; latter part of this veek. The roof is in need of re- )nirs and one of the pump units s running out of balance. A. L. Clough, divisional supcr- ntcndent for O. G. E., dis- cussed the revamping of down- own street lighting with the and told members of the that it will" be at least a year before w'brk can be storied. Drops Past Week TULSA. Okla., Dec. Crude oil production in the United States for the week ended Nov. 30 averaged bar- rels daily, a decline of bar- rels from the preceding week, the Oil and Gas Journal said to- lable is the retiring president, Manuel Avila Camacho. In front of the table, facing Aleman, is his now Economic Merger for U. S., British Zones in Germany Is Announced by Byrnes and Bevin Byrnes Will Ask Big Four Ministers to Take Up Peace Plans for Austria, Germany in Present Session NEW YORK, Dec. of State Byrnes, jointly announcing with Foreign Minister Bevin a American economic merger in Germany, declared today that he would ask the Big Four foreign ministers to discuss peace plans for Austria as well as Germany before ending their Trapper Captures Five Big Wolves All of Ponlotoc county's wolves the kind that' linger at downtown spots and whistle ap- provincly from time to time. Joe Bell, federal wolf trapper, is. finding more of the other kind than the county has any use for. In fact, in a little more than a week he has captured five full Erown wolves on Jack Fork creek six miles south of Ada. two of them males and three females. Bell plans to continue his work in that vicinity until "the predators have been cleaned iWEATHER 1 Fair tonight and Wednesday: slightly warmer ex- cept Panhandle tonight. Grealest drop was reported by Kansas, where output fell barrels to Michigan's production was off barrels to California was down to and the eastern area declined to Texas production remained un- changed at An increase of barrels to was re- ported in the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado, Monlana and Wyoming, and Illinois, output gained barrels to RogersTrelim Is Delayed to Dec. 11 EL RENO, Okla., Dec. District Judge Roy M. Faubion has postponed from tomorrow un- til Dec. 11 preliminary hearing for Raymond O. C. Rogers, 33, charged with the murder of his wife. Mrs. Rogers' body was found floating in Uie spillway below Lake Overholscr Nov: .16 with a clothes line wrapped around her neck four limes. Rogers pleaded innocent to the murder charge. To protccl his deaf white cat, a London resident placed huge "Deaf" signs on the'cal's sides. Negro Tells Bilbo Hearing oi Beating Tried to Vote, Later Beaten Severely JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 3, negro veteran, displaying clolhing splashed brown slains. lold senate investigators today he was beaten insonsiblc in a jail at Gulfporl, Miss., July 2 aflcr trying unsuccessfully to vote. The scnnle committee investi- gating 'Senator Thoo G. Bilbo's primary campaign tactics heard this veteran, Richard E. Daniel, after two others testified they had been refused registration af- ter being asked a number of questions on government. Both said they believed the examination procedure was in- spired by Sen. Bilbo's campaign advice to local officials for handling would-be negro voters, quoted as, "ask them questions they can't answer." Daniel said he tried to vote at the Gult'port City hall but was told "you are in the wrong place." As he was leaving the build- ing, ho said, two men.named Estes and Allen struck him and said, "take 'off that damn hat and don't let us catch you in here with it on." Daniel said all the other men in the room were wearing hats. Daniel, a slight, neatly-dress- ed man, said he made no resis- tance and left, bul was overtaken a short distance outside the building by the same two men with a policeman named Wil- liams. Pie said he was taken lo jail and that as soon as he ar- rived there Williams, without saying n word, began beatir.g him about the head and body with his fists. "That last lick was in the sto- Daniel said, declaring he lost consciousness and that when he revived, he was taken to a cell. When a lawyer arranged bail several hours later, he said, he learned he had been charged with being drunk and disorder- ly. Daniel produced from a small a pair of trousers, shirt and necktie spattered with about a dozen brown stains he said were caused 'by blood that came from injuries to his nose, and York sessions. Byrnes. slatement that the zone economic merger would become effective Jan. 1, that it should make self-sufficient in three years and that they hoped it would lead to discussions with Jtussin "and Franco for the econ- omic unification of all .Germany. Byrnes discussed the radical new. agreement, which diplomats consider the most important- de- velopment in allied policy on Ger- many since the occupation start- ed, at a news conference. It was his first; meeting with reporters since the foreign ministers coun-1 cil opened here a month ago. Near German Discussion He made these major disclo- sures: 1. The foreign ministers coun- cil, in his opinion, may wind up this week the peace treaties for Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Hun- gary and proceed at once to a discussion of the Ger- man question. 2. On Germany, Byrnes intends lo insist, as he had previously said he would, on a discussion of Germany's western frontiers chiefly whether France should get the Saar and have the Ruhr in- ternationalized. (Diplomatic since French authorities said president-premier Geoi'ges Bidault is not attending the New York four-power -meet- ing, France would oppose" any such important talks on Germany here and the Big Four probably will agree to delay the boundarv talks.) 3. The United States will ask that the Austrian' question be taken up here. The main issue, diplomatic informants said, is whether an arrangement can be made for the early withdrawal of Russian and other allied troops from Austria, E. C. Debate Meet Nears Many Schools From Several States to Send Contestants To Annual Tournament December 5, 8 and 7, East Cen- tral Stale college will .hold its annual debate tournament and speech contests. This tournament is one of the largest of its kind in the southw.est. D. J. Nabors, director" of'1 ;thc tral, has mailed invitations to about 40 schools and already more than 25 have accepted the invi- tation. The deadline on entries was today. ROOMS NEEDED Dr. D. J. Nubors, speech director at East Central, Tues- day sent out an SOS tor rooms to be occupied by visiting de- bators from Thursday through Saturday. Several groups have obtained accommodations in local hotels, but about 100 vis- iting: students require places to stay during the tournament. Anyone having rooms to rent to students can telephone 3040 and leave in- formation. Debate teams from Texas, Kan- sas, Louisiana, Missouri, Arkan sas and Oklahoma are entered. Northeastern State college at Tahlequah, Okla., will probably have the largest representation with 21 students. The number from each school ranges from 3 to 20. Nabors expects a total of around 150 to be present. Variety In Contests There will be a large variety of contests, so that students who excel in any particular field will have a chance to compete. Such contests as impromptu speaking, story book review, poetry reading, poetry interpretation, radio speaking and others will be held. The debate tourney will be in the limelight. The subject chosen for debate is: "Resolved, that la- bor should be given a direct share in management of industry." The fin 1 rounds of the debate will be on Saturday afternoon. Group Discussion Wednesday Fires Banked in More Steel Furnaces, More Workers Idled As Coal Strike Effect Widens General Strike In Oakland Area May Tie Up OAKLAND. Calif., Dec. 3, UP> AFL-called general strike went into effect at 5 a. m, (7 a. m., C. S. T.) today threatening a tie up of transportation and industry for east bay persons and shutting off commu- ter service for across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge. None of the early morning street cars left their barns and those which had operated on ov- ernight schedules stopped run- ning as the deadline approached. The key system commuter 'trains which daily carry thou- sands to work in San Francisco PITTSBURGH, Dec, Fires were banked in more of the nation's sleelmaking furnaces to-- day as the 13-day strike of 000 AFL-Unilcd Mine Workers forced idleness on nearly other workers. In Pittsburgh, heart of the sled and soft coal industry, the Penn- sylvania Employment Service re- ported an estimated work- ers idled by the coal walkout will become eligible for jobless pay this week. Fourth Time For Stcelworkers Most of them are steelworkers, who will be asking unemploy- ment compensation for the fourth time in a year: First, last January during the steel strike: then dur- ing the coal slrike of last sprints: the power strike of October and the present crisis. Coal-using railroads felt the pinch of dwindling fuel supplies, laying off an additional workers. The Southern Railroad at Washington, D. C. laid off 5.- 000, the Baltimore and Ohio an additional and the Norfolk across the eight and one-half, and Western and the New Yori. mile Bay bridge did not leave Central 350 at Columbus, tneir barns. Ernest E. Norris, president of Pickets palroUed around the j Southern Railroad, said the mini- plants of the Oakland Tribune ber idled will increase rapidly if and the Post-Inquirer as well as factories, stores, taurants. Alarmed city oars and res- officials were considering a disaster amergcn- cy plan whereby citizens would volunteer to bring in food and other necessities. "We don't want trouble but if others do, we're prepared." said Ralph York, acting city manager of Oakland. Oakland's 500 police were put on 12-hour shifts and days off were cancelled. The mass walkout stemmed from strikes at two department .stores where the AFL Retail Clerks union Is seeking con- tracts. Police convoyed 12 truckloads of merchandise through picket lines to the two downtown stores Sunday. Last night the AFL central labor council and AFL building trades council set, in motion ord- ers to crafts to "take a holiday" today. The Alameda county CIO council announced that CIO members would not pass through picket lines. The walkout threatened to stop deliveries of such essentials as food, milk and gasoline. Un- ion members nrrangc'd a permit system for deliveries to hospitals, institutions and emergency cases. HalfoTuTlrmy Is Now Overseas No Plan to Reduce Forces in Japan, Germany HONOLULU, Dec. 3, proximately half of the United States army now is overseas and the coal .stoppage conlinues. I. C. Is Optimistic But an optimistic note was sounded by officials of the Il- linois Central Railroad whore 100 workers returned to Ihrir jobs yesterday at the road's Pa- ducas, Ky., shops. "We feel we are in good said H. K. Buck, Ihe Memphis terminal superintendent, adding Illinois Central is now loading 600 to 650 carloads of coal in the Kentucky fields daily for opera- tion of the trains. Steel mills, deprived of vital coke .supplies, announced new furnace shutdowns. In Youngs- town, Ohio, only 35 of 113 open hearths and 9'out of 26 blast fur- naces, were operating today. Alabama Industry Slowed Alabama counted among those idled by the coal strike, sleehyorkors, M.OOO workers iu cast iron pipe shops and railroad and other employes. In Schenectady, N. Y., General Electric Corp., laid off 700 more workers today, bringing its idle total to J. M. Howell, Gen- eral Works manager, said if the strike conlinues, one-half of Gen- eral Electric's workers will be forced out of jobs. Cut Trees For Fuel In Colorado where trees were being cul for fuel in Ihe Denver shelter belts, Ihe Colorado Fuel and Iron Corp., laid off 115 of its workers. Company said "drastic layoffs" will begin by the end of the week. Hundreds of schools through- out the nation were closed be- cause there was no heat. W. T. Judge Holds Them Guilty Offers No Testimony In Rebuttal to Government Witnesses Uy The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Dec. John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers were held "guilty of contempt of court" today for disregarding an order designed to avert the industry-shattering soft coal strike. Federal Judge T. Alan Golds- borough, who handed down the historic verdict after five days of court proceedings, deferred sen- tence until tomorrow. The penalties in fines or ja'l sentences are within the discre- tion of the court. The 1 iw sets no maxima or minima in contempt cases. Opposing attorneys were di- rected by Judge Goldsborough to submit their recommendations to- morrow at ]0 a.m. Lewis Assails Injunction The verdict was after Lewis, making his first pub- lic utterance since the 13- dayold strike, had spoken out. against "this ugly recrudescence of government by injuiicli m." He rufonvd to the court's re- straining order din-cling him to withdraw his contract termina- tion notice, which led to the strike. Lewis declared the order de- prives the miners of their consti- tutional rights as American cit- izens. Pending sentence, Goldsbor- ough directed that Lewis go free on bond, in custody of his coun- sel. AFL General Counsel Joseph A. Pad way protested indignantly: "The court did not need to add 'in cuslory of counsel.' Lewis, Padway said, be in court of his own free will at any lime the judge orders. Says Lewis Guilty Two Ways In announcing his verdict, Goldsborough emphasized that Lowi -as guilty both individual- ly and as president of UMW. and that UMW is separately guilty. Then he said quietly that hav- ing found Lewis guilty of cnn- tiMiipl, ho considered the question of sentence: "of course very im- portant." "While it may be somewhat unusual, but certainly not im- he said, "the court would like the have the views of coun- sel for I he defendants and coun- sel for the government as to what these sentences should be." Neither the government nor do- fcnsc lawyers would discuss witn reporters the question of penal- lies. After the judge announced hi.; verdict Lewis asked for and wns granted permission lo make a statement. cause mere was no neat. w. r. "The history of labor injunc- Middlebrpok, business vice_ prcst- tjons prior lo 1032 js a dent of the University of Minne- sota, said the school would aiso become a coal strike casualty lions prior to 1032 is a sordid Lewis began in aombcr tones. It was Lewis' first public state- "so far as I know there is no I close during the crisis, installed reduc? forces in j oil burners and planned to re- after the holidays if menl since before Ihe soft coal the slrike is still on. In Ulah, Brigham Young university which was among the first schools lo elsewhere beating. received during the The hearing broadened today into an investigation of the handling of would-be negro vot- ers by local officials. is adhering strictly to his policy contrary to what the Russians want that the Allied powers should not take any Ger- man reparations from current German production.; The Rus- siar.s are known to want an agree.- ment by which they might col- lect reparations for many years lo come. 5. The probable result of the four-power In Iks on Germany here will be the appointment of a commission of deputies to do the spade work for a foreign min- isters' meeting in Europe early next year. Byrnes will favor hearings-on the German .question for Belgium, The Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Lux- embourg, all of which have asked to be heard, but it is uncertain whether any of them will be al- lowed actually to participate in the German discussions. Byrnes said there were about seven questions into which the deputies should go in blocking and, on the question: "Should the United Nations be evolved into a world federation This is a question which will be of interest to many. As a of courtesy as host, no East Central students will be allowed to enter contests. By doing so, no college can say there is any sort of favortism on the part of the judges. This.has been a practice of the college for a number of years and all schools who have participated in the E. C. tourney recommend it as being one of the best in the southwest. Every year, the matter of se- curing judges for the contests looms as a nightmare for Mr. Nabors. He urges anyone in this vicinity who has experience in judging or has had adequate schooling or practice in the de- bate field to qualify, to please contact the college, phone No. 3040, and offer to help. Shopping Days To Christmas _iu CHICAGO, Dec. 4-5 while he i ago Loretta Zygowicz, 23, 3, ho made clear that they would she was tired_ of being a M-.-, l----__i___ _ '____ _ i I Einrl nil CHECKER MEET JAN. 4-5 OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec 3, I UI1L41I Ult VV UUJ.U. checker players will include the boundary issues and hold their state tournamenl here Jan. 4 and 5. A brief business session will precede slart of two days of. play. A baby girl was born with two teeth in Ann Arbor, Mich. Here's hoping she bites the first politi- cian who tries to kiss her. Read The News Classified Ads, probably the kind of government which Germany ought, to have. x Two Kinds of Imports The agreement provides for two classes of imports into the merged zone those such as food and medicine for prevention of disease and unrest and those for the restoration wall-flower and having colds all the so she started lifting weights. Now, she says, she can toss her 220-pound brother over her head and lift a 330-pound weight from the floor with ease. "I'm healthier, slimmer and have lots of boy said c ana tnose Miss Zygowicz, weighs 160 of peaceful pounds. Her aim, she said, is to (Continued on page 2, column 1) I woman. become the nation's strongest Germany or says Gen Thomas C. Handy, deputy chief of staff. He said in an interview last 'night that "we have reached the minimum." of occupation troops in, Japan, although he cited no figures. (General MacArthur, months ago. estimated that 000 would be necessary.) There are' proportionately more troops in Germany than in Japan, he added, because Japan is not split into zones and has an efficient central government. The army's biggest problem, he declared, is that "we lack train- ed personnel. But I can say we are on the upgrade. We are do- ing something about our prob- lems." En route to Washington after touring the Pacific and Orient, sumc classes Wednesday. Oklahoma's Coal Using Towns Hope For Mild Weather OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Half the Oklahoma towns which use coal for fuel and have no gas connections would use up their supplies in a week if the temperature remained below freezing Frank Lorince, division manager for Ihe Dickinson Fuel Company, estimated today. But if the stale escapes a pro- longed cold spell, the conl from strip pil mines still operating plus _ the stockpiles probably will take General Eisenhower s deputy care of the needs, Lorince added, reported morale among Ameri- can troops there was good; not- ed "disagreements and troubles in the Philippines, whore Fili- pinos are havini their own prob- lems (housing and economy) just as we are having bul President Roxas "was very and "discipline and morale there are better." TWO'SPECIAL ELECTIONS CALLED IN GBADY COUNTY OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 3, special elections in Grady county were called today by Gov. Robert S. Kerr to elect a successor to C. D. Van Dyck, state -representalive, who died last week. An election will be held Dec. 17 to choose party nominees and a successor to the veteran demo- cratic legislator will be determin- ed Dec. 31 in another election. J. William Cordell, secretary of the state election board, said in an interview. Much of the blame for short supplies in homes and on farms must bo placed on the users, Lor- ince said. "Coal users did not lay in sup- plies during the summer as they he said. "They thought, with the war over, there would be no need lo hurry. The dealers had Ihe coal. Then when Ihe first cold spell came, there was a buy- ing rush and dealers' supplies were depleted. The towns affected nre not in any one section of Oklahoma but are scattered. Lorince could not eslimale Ihe number. Wholesalers estimated strip pil mines in Ihe Tulsa, Henryctta, McAlesler, Forum and Coalgale areas are producing between and tons daily. This would be sufficient to lake care of slalo needs if parl of Ihe coal were nol sent oul of Ihe state. During the past half-century the filing period will close at 51 modern geneticists have 'planted p. m. Saturday. Out of the 4300 varieties of flowers grown in Europe, only 420 have agreeable perfume. more than prim-roses. evening Read The News Classified Ads. i 1934, when it had Wyoming today has 20.142 re- corded cattle brands. It recorded its greatest number of brands in strike began on Nov. 20. After' reviewing a history of government statutes forbid'dinR courts to restrain strikes, he turn- ed qui kly to coal strike issues and inveighed against "the deadly brutal 5-1-hour work week in American coal mines." Says Had to End Cnniract Lewis asserted the UMW had been impelled to announce the termination of its contract with the government on November 15, This step led lo the coal strfki and the contempt proceeding Lewis and the UMW. After his announcement that the contract was ended, Lewis said, Ihe governmcnl "in viola- tion of the Norris-La Gunrdia (anti-injunction) act "asked for a restraining order and it was granted "without notice and w-'hout hearing." Sonorously he went on. de- nouncing "this coercive and all- embracing restraining o r d e which he was acused of ignoring. Speaking "officially" as prosi- (Conlinued on page 2, column 1) TH' PESSIMIST )ir Mob Jr. Th' average car owner will use up a dollar's worth o' gas tryin' l' find a parkin' meter with some lime left on it. Th' boss who thinks 'n oc- casional "pat on th' back" fer. a good job done by a hired hand won't pay off ain't got much sense.
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