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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Santo Clous may have to call Donnee and Blitzen and the other reindeer out of retirement to do his delivery job this Christmas if coal strike effects continue to curtail transportation lines. Average Net October Circulation 8601 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 196 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1946 E. C. Speech Meet Draws Heavy Entries Twenty-Two Schools From Over Six States Have Stu- dents in Three-Day Competition Tome 200 students from 22 col- leges and universities in six states will participate in the annual East Central debate tournament, which pot underway Thursday afternoon and ends Saturday at 4 p.m. College and universities that returned entry blanks include Southwestern Missouri of Spring- field, Howard Payne of Brown- ville, Tex. Drury College of Springfield, Mo.: East Texas Teachers of Com- merce, Muskogee junior college, Southwestern Kansas of Win- field, A. C. C. of Abilene, Tex., Central college of Edmond, Okla- homa University of Norman, Northwestern Louisiana Teachers of Natchitoches. Seminole junior college, South- eastern "tate of Durant, Arkan- sas Teachers college of Conway, Hardin-Simmons of Abilene, Texas, North Texas of Denton, Tulsa University of Tulsa, South- western Tech of Weather-lord, Northeastern State of Tahlcquah, Bethany Penial of Bethany, S. M. U. of Dallas and Phillips Univer- sity of Enid. Variety In Contests Contests in which students will participate include extemporan- eous speaking, impromptu speak- ing, oratory, poetry, story tolling and book review. Gold medals will be awarded to winners of first, second a n 3 third in individual contests, pro- vided that as many as eight con- testants participate in the event. All other finalists will be given certificates of excellent rating. In debate a certificate will be awarded to each school reaching the elimination rounds as fol- lows: First place to the winner in each division, second place to the other finalist, a superior rating will be given to those reaching the semi-finals and excellent to those advancing to the quarter- finals. Six Sweepstakes Awards Six sweepstakes awards will be made as follows: Three to the three schools making the highest, number of points in womens events and three to the schools making the highest number of points in mens events. Points in mixed debate will be divided evenly between the rnens section and womens section. The outstanding debate teams of this section of the nation will participate in the contest here. D. J. Nabors, speech director at Eas4. said Wednesday morning that the tournament was even larger this year than he had anticipated. FIVE CENTS THE COPY GERMAN SCIENTISTS WORK IN TEXAS: German scientists work in the chemical lab at U S Army Ordnance Laboratory at William Beaumont General Hospital Annex, El Paso, Texas Left to right: Dr. John G. Tchmkel, Dr. Joseph Michel and Dr. Carl Heger, who is in charge of the lab (NEA Santa Claus Is Welcomed Thousands Enjoy Annual Program Opening Christ- mas Season in Ada Floyd Is Selected To Help Judge Stale Poultry Show Anthony Floyd, jr., outstanding poultry breeder in Oklahoma and owner of Floyd Chick Hatchery in Ada, has been selected as one of the judges at the thirty-first, annual Oklahoma State Poultry show, Dec. 4-8. He left Tuesday afternoon for Oklahoma City where he will as- sist eight other judgts in placing winners of the show, which is of nation-wide interest as exhibits from 40 statos are expected to be on hand for the competition. Poultry Classic Of Year Tne 31st Annual Oklahoma Poultry Show, acting as host for national and district meets of various specialty clubs, will be the classic' poultry exhibition of the year. The show features a low entry fee with substantial high cash premium awards, which are paid promptly after judging is com- pleted. Judging starts at 9 a.m., Wed- nesday, and a banquet and annual meeting of the American Lang- shan club is scheduled for Wed- nesday night. Junior Judging1, Too FFA junior judging contest starts Saturday morning and fit noon Saturday exhibitors will be guests of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce at a lun- cheon. The show officially closes at 4 p.m. Sunday. A number of special awards will be given various winners. Some of the awards in addition to cash rewards include the Gov- ernor's trophy, Joe C. Scott trophy. Merit trophy, Superior trophy and Climax trophy. All prizes mentioned will be made in the junior division. Stratford's FFA poultry judg- ing team will participate" in the judging contest. J. C. Bull, who is in charge of the Stratford club, take 15 boys to the show. Gas on Way In Day or two Texan Tells Committee Will Be Moving Through Big and Little Inch Lines WASHINGTON, Dec. A congressional committee was .old today that natural gas to af- 'ord a measure of relief from the coal shortage probably will start 'lowing through the Big Inch and T ittle Inch pipelines within 48 ours. Gardiner Symonds of Houston, Texas, president of the Tennessee 3as and Transmission company, old the house surplus property nvestigating committee his men are already at the prop- erties and the gas will be turned ....._ on soon, possibly in a day or two." I thing went off as scheduled. Thousands of people jammed the streets of Ada Tuesday night to take part in the Junior Cham- ber of Commerce opening of the Christmas season. The 'old man' of Christmas, wearing his usual costume of red and white, arrived Crowds See Slock Champs Judge Soys Exhibits At International Show Trend Toward Larger Meat Animals CHICAGO, Dec. ux icu VBU breeding cattle progressed scheduled and received a today at.the 47th Inter- The committee questioned Sy- monds while awaiting a response to an invitation to reconversion director John R. Steelman to answer Harold L. Ickes, who tes- tified Steelman is an "obliging" friend of John L. Lewis. When the gas begins to flow depends largely on weather con- ditions in southern Louisiana where pipe connections are being made, Symonds said. The wnr-built lines run from the Texas and Louisiana gas fields to the New York area. Deliveries will be made first, Symonds testified, to the Ohio Fuel Gas company. He voiced serious doubt that the natural gas can cross the Pennsylvania border. There are possibilities of legal difficulties because oC the nature of the ease- ments obtained when the govcrn- hugc lines for oil during the ment built the transmission of war, he said. However he added that he ex- pects that use of the gas in Ohio, parts of Tennessee and Kentucky- to ease fuel demands to the east- ward. Hixons on Way To Leavenworlh How OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec 4 Read The News Classified Ads. iWEATHERJ Oklahoma Fair tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer east and south tonight; continued mild Thursday. CHy under heavy guard for Lcav- enworth federal penitentiary be- fore dawn today to begin serving 25-year sentences imposed Mon- day for the daytime rob- bery of the Walters, Okla., Na- tional bank. Each of the Eleclra, Texas, brothers was in a separate car with an armed guard and a driv- er. Dave Hilles, United States marshal, rode with one and Bin Miskel, deputy marshal, with the other. Around each Hlxon was a heavy leather belt, drawn tight. To this belt their wrists were held by handcuffs. They had just enough play to lift a cigaret or a sandwich to their mouths. The bank was robbed Aug. 8. Joseph was captured several weeks later and James on Nov. 1. On Nov. 19 they unexpectedly pleaded guilty. They receiv .d the maximum possible sentence in the court of United States Dis- trict Judte Edgar S. Vaught. .Read' The News Classified' Ads. Shopping Days To Christmas hearty welcome from throngs of youngsters. THC crowd was estimated at 000. Main and Broadway was roped off by police, ..giving four blocks for spectators to assemble to watch the affair. Most of the program was broadcast over Oklahoma Net- work of radio stations. Every- Added Excitement To. add to the excitement, some of the electrical wiring set fire to some greenery, necessitating a visit by the fire department. The greenery was burning rapidly when firemen reached the scene. The decorative lights had al- ready been turned on and had to be turned off for a short time until the fire was extinguished. The program was opened Ijy a yell by the Ada High school pep squad. The announcer introduced Jaycet.- President Trice Broad- rick, who gave a few remarks. Harold Graham, music director at Ada High school, lead a com- munity sing in which several thousand persons joined to make the Yulo season opening a pleas- ant affair. Welcoming' Address Broadrick introduced Mayor Frank Spencer, who gave a wel- come address. He welcomed the people to Ada and to the cele- has been an an- nual affair of the Junior Cham- ber of Commerce for the p- '2 years. Santa Claus arrived at the ap- propriate time and talked to hun- dreds of boys and girls before mounting the speaker's platform to say a few words' to boys and girls throughout Oklahoma. Santa also interviewed several youngsters. Junior Chamber of Commerce officials were well pleased with the turnout for the opening of the Christmas season in Ada; Jaycec members considered themselves well repaid for the work clone in decorating Ada for the season. Gov Kerr On Way To Governor Meet OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Robert S. Kerr left by today for Miami, Fla., to attend his last meeting of the Southern Governors Conference during his administration. A conference chairman to suc- ceed Kerr will be selected at the meeting which opens tomorrow and closes Sunday. Gov.-Elect Roy J. Turner was unable to at- tend the session. Kerr will return to the late Sunday, leaving Monday for Dallas to attend the quarterly meeting of the Interstate oil com- pact commission. He will make speeches at liollis on Dec. 11 and at Sulphur Dec. 12. national Livestock Exposition while thousands of show visitors gazed admiringly at farmland's newly crowned champions. Installed in especially prepared show pens decorated in royal purple, these champions of the North American continent wer.e easily the outstanding attraction of a show which cattle men said was noteworthy for the high quality of animals shown. Biggar, of Dalbeattie, Scotland, the cattle expert, who picked "Royal" Okla- homa A. and M. college's heavy weight shorthorn for the grand championship of the show, said the breed had "progressed re- markedly" in recent years. It was the 13th time Biggar had "champion- UMW FINED AND LEWIS BY COURT BUT HE ESCAPES JAIL TERM selected the grand steer since 1928. Biggar' Slid it was evident from animals shown at the exposition that the current trend was to- ward production of larger meat animals. Judging today covered breed- ing e- '--nals including Herefords, Shorthorns and Aberdeen-Angus in cattle, and Hampshircs, Dor- sets, Oxfords and Suffolks in the sheep divisions. As the big show coi. tinned through the fifth day of its eighth day run, General Manager Wil- liam E'. Ogilvie said nearly 000 visitors had thronged the am- phitheater, indicating a record turnout when a final count is made Saturday night. Well Drills Below Three Miles Deep BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 4. past three miles down, and still going. That was the claim today of Pacific-West- ern Oil Corporation for its Na- tional Royalties No. 1 well eight miles northeast of the Lost Hills field. The announced depth-was 668 feet, which drillers said ex- ceeded the accepted record of 655 feet for Phillips Petroleum's Schoopes No. 3 well in Brazos county, Texas. Drilling has been under way for 213 days. Read The News Classified Ads. Coal District's Scout Meet Set Annual Program to Be Held Thursday Night COALGATE, h e Coal District the Arbuckle Area Council of the Boy Scouts ol America will hold their an- nual meeting Thursday night, December 5 at o'clock in the Community Building in Coal- gate according to Chairman. W. H. Hudson. The meeting will begin with a pot luck supper to be followed by a program arranged by Har- ry Miller. The nominating com- mittee headed 'by Ralph Down- ing will report on the officers for 1047. Mayor Asking More Powers Oakland Official to Act Against 'Anarchy', Unions Firm in Mass Walkout OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. the face of a general strike that tied up the city, the Oakland city council today declared a state of emergency and placed full po- lice and fire power in the hands of the mayor. There were indications that Mayor Herbert L. Bench was con- templating a "get tough" pro- gram. The huge walkout, protesting a police protected delivery of merchandise through nickel lines to two struck department stores, has: Stopped all public transporta- tion.. Closes Many Industries Halted commuter service across the eight-mile-long San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge and, thus jam-packed it with privately owned automobiles carrying more than per- sons. Closed UD a huge segment of East Bay industries. Pulled AFL sailors off 'mer- chant ships. Forced suspension of newspap- ers, including one which hadn't missed an edition since 1874. Filled the streets with parad- ing demonstrators, at times re- sulting in fisticuffs and man- handlings in which at least nine persons, including three news- paper Were Both Sides Make Appeals Spokesmen of the AFL and the city appealed by radio and I press statement for public sup- port. AFL demonstrators, massing to the exits in the Oakland au- ditorium last night, cheered speakers who bitterly denounc- ed the police department and in- sisted the walkout would con- tinue indefinitely until demands against the two struck depart- ment stores were met. Earlier, in a radio appeal for public support, James F. Galli- ano, attorney for the AFL Ala- meda county labor council, de- clared the AFL Clerks union had clear majorities nl: both stores, Kahn's and Hastings', but that the management refused to nc- He also charged that the truck drivers escorted by po- lice through the picket lines were "strike-breakers from Los An- geles.'' Rail Embargo Hits Industries, Parcel Post; Unemployment Up Only Shipments Necessary To Public Health and Saf- ety to Be Allowed By OLIVER W. DE WOLF WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, A government order holding railroad freight to the most vital needs struck a staggering new blow today to industries strug- gling to maintain operations de- spite the coal strike. Widespread factory shutdowns, with consequent unemployment for thousands now working, ap- peared in prospect. Officials explained that the order and a companion restric- tion on parcel post ure .designed to assure that coal-burnir.g loco- motives can bo. kept running on reduced schedules until mid- February. They did not predict a coal strike lasting that long but said the fuel-saving measures are pre- cautionary in event no more coal is mined before then. The measures, coming in swift bluntly, dccla succession late yesterday, hitjerate if both home and factory. They: and Auto Industry Slowing To Stop, Housing Set Back, Manufacturing Hit PITTSBURGH, Dec. (IP) Effects of the two-wpek-olrl coal stoppage cut deeper into the life of the nation today as a fuel sav- ing embargo on railroad freight shipments heralded unemploy- ment totals that may reach de- pression-year levels. In the midst of one of the most prosperous periods in the na- tion's history, more, than 1100 persons in addition to AFL-Unilecl Mine idle and 'by Friday the number may be over Simultaneously with Ihe freight embargo sot for a.m. Fri- day, the country's automobile in- dustry will come to a virtual halt. Fort Motor Co. predicted a com- plele shutdown with a few clays after the embargo becomes effec- tive, throwing persons out of work. General Lewis Charges Was Lied On Union Counsel Fine Amount As 'Cruel And Unusual' Punishment WASHINGTON, Dec. The Unilctl Mine Workers was fined and John Lewis personally Slfl.OOO loday for contempt of court in the coal strike but Lewis escaped jail term. Lewis a c i! n K o d gnvrrnmrnt counsel of lying (o the court about his expense account anil Federal .ImlKe T, Alan Golds- borough .said: "Don't Kct in contempt of court, I advise you sir." Union Counsel Joseph A. Pad- way protested the proposed fine as "cruel :i n d un- usual punishment against the UMW members." The amount was calculated by Motors spcakinc i lno on the basis o'f ared, "We can't op- for rach of the 14 days 1. Clamped an embargo on all rail freight and express shipments, with the exception of commodities and necessary to the maintenance of public health and safety, effective a. m., Friday. 2. Ordered a second 25 per cent out in rail, passenger mileage, effective p. m., Motors, employs A prediction 'was made by the secretary of commerce and industry association in New York City that the railroad embargo would bring "almost complete paralysis an disolation" to industries in the nation's largest city, idling a "high percentage" of New York's workers. Housing, one of the most press- (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) (Continued on page 2, Column 6) Greece Files Charges in U.N. Against Three of Neighbors Ben Johnson, Oil Man, Dies At Tulsa TULSA, Olda., Dec. Ben F. Johnson, 5o, prominent Oklahoma rancher, banker and oil man, died here late last night at the home of a daughter after lrom tho wcst and whose an illness of more than'two years. I destination is east or north and J beyond the city, will enter on Main street and proceed to Oak, then north on Oak to Fourth, then oast to Broadway or to Mis- sissippi, then on to destination. Trucks entering from the east with a destination in the south will travel on Mississippi. Routes lor Trucks Through City Are Being Worked Out "To expedite the moving of through traffic over city streets, and to reduce the number oC pos- sible accidents that could cause loss of life and damage to prop- erty, it is dtiemed necessary for a truck routing plan to be adopt- City Manager W. E. Hansen reported to the city council Mon- day night. Trucks transporting butane, gasoline or other inflammable fluids in quantities in excess of gallons entering the city en Mississippi from the south will be directed to turn on Fourteenth and proceed west to Johnson, thence north to Main and west to point of destination. The route of travel for trucks Deliberately set fires caused 27 per cent of the forest fire loss in He had operated large ranch holdings in both Oklahoma and Texas, and during the recent war maintained at Chickasha, Okla., what was said to have .been the largest cattle fattening yards in the world. Johnson formerly owned the First National Bank at Chickasha, but discontinued it during the 1933 banking moratorium. He moved in 1936 to San Antonio, Tex., where he engaged in a lease brokerage business. He came here in 1942 for med- ical treatment, later returning to San Antonio to continue briefly as an oil broker. It is proposed mark the truck to adequately routings with Asks On-the-Spot Investi- gation of Yugo, Bulgar And Albanian Actions LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Doc. 4. Vassili Dendramis, Greek ambassador to the United na- tions, said todny his country has filed formal charges of border violations against Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania nnd has asked that a U. N. commission make an "on-the-spot" Investiga- tion. Dcndrarnis said his delegation has submitted the complaint to Secretary- General Trygve Lie. Padwny told Goldsborough: "If it is the government's intent to put the UMW out of business, the government may ns well now that the UWM will re- main jin organization as strong in the future as it is today." When Padway said if the gov- ernment believes erroneously that fine will de- He that the Greeks asked proper signs. Signs are now avail- able on about 60-day delivery. Further plans will be drawn up before the proposed ,routes arc put in effect. Summer in the South Pole starts in January and ends in February. Pie Suppers at This Season Furnish Lots Of Fun and Provide Christmas at Schools By JOHN CLAYTON "Now what have we here? A beautiful, red and green decorat- ed box with ribbons tied around it- and even Christmas seals on it. And who knows what's in- side? Maybe a creamy choco- late pie. or a delicious pecan or right, men, what am I bid on this Yes, folks, that's the way it pie supper auction, I mean. Norman Mitchell, county superintendent.' acting as auc- tioneer for the Ahloso pie sup- per Monday night, said that it set an all-time high for pie sup- pers "as for as he knew" with a total of The proceeds from these pie suppers igo back into the com- munity Christmas program fund, which will be used to buy dec- orations, fruits, candy, nuts, etc. for the children of the commu- nity and given away at the an- nual Christmas program in that community. Cake-Walk Opens It At the Ahloso supper, a pre- liminary "cake-walk" was held. The pie auction began at and lasted till The pies are furnished by the girls and ladies, and the men are the they have to buy them. But there is a bright side. When a pie is bought, the own- er of the pie eats with the buy- er. This custom is also a way of making money. If some fel- low is "dead set" on buying a certain girl's pie, the price is run up on him and he pays dearly if he gets to eat with his girl. Extra Contests Offer Fun After the auction, contests are usually held on various things. At Ahloso, two contests were held. The man with the "bald- est head" was A. Stout and the contest reaped The "pret- tiest girl" was Billio Jean Har- den, with votes totalling around Each vote counts- 1 cent in4 these contests, and the man with the majority votes wins. For some real down-to-earth fun, go out to one of these com- munity pie suppers one night. The News runs daily announce- ments of suppers, and any com- munity you choose will more than welcome you. All you have to do is have your wife or girl- friend bake or buy a pie, then go 'out, put it up for auction, and try to buy it buy someone else's wife's pip. Anything you spend will go to a good cause and you will go home with a happy heart and a happy stomach. What more can a man ask? the United Nations security council to discuss the case and that a committee be sent to Greece to investigate conditions along the border. Premier Conslantin Tsnlrlaris ot Greece is cnroulo from Athens to New York to present the com- plaint in person but has been delayed in Paris by weather. Bids On Six Jobs Opened Five Counties Included In Proposed Letting OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Apparent low bids totaling on six road building projects in five counties were ac- cepted yesterday by the state highway commission. H. E. Bailey, state chief en- gineer, said the commission re- ceived bids on two other projects in Okfus' cc county but that they exceeded the engineers' estimates. Project on which bids were within estimated costs, and ap- parent low bidders, included: Comanch. county State High- way 77, 7.6 miles of grading, drainage from Elgin to Sterling. P. and H. Construction Co., Okla- homa City, also three- bridges on same ronrl, Ollinijrr Brothers, Oklahoma City, Wagoner county U. S. 60, five miles of concrete paving, from about two miles south of Wagoner south, Ollinger Brothers, Okfuskce county Bridge and approaches at creek, fivo miles south of Padon, James Bro- thers, McAlester, Caddo county State Highway 41, 5.1 miles of grading, drainage. and one bridge, from point 6.3 miles east of junction of U. S. G2 and S. H. 41 east to Grady county J. W. Moorman ana son, Muskogoe, The Park Ward Company's bid on two projects in OUfuslcou county exceeded engineers' estim- ates. These projects were: slroy the UMW, Sonnelt rose to object. "That is not the government's intention, your Sonnctt Said. railway Lashes at SiifRcstion Paelway argued the p.ovorn- ment's suggestion was "unjust, improper, and outrageous." "The resentment against government for such n suggestion will strengthen the de- clared the AFL counsel. Padway objected to the big fine on the grounds thai no sum amount of damage has been caused "to anyone" by the coal strike. As tn civil conleinpt. Padway said there is no evidence in the record to show any amount of injnrx to the public. He said the government's re- quest nothing more than (in imposition on the individual miners." Welly Hopkins, UMW chief counsel, told Goldsborough the government spokesmen shoukl remember "that ns part of the government, there are many mil- lions of men in the conn try whom the jinvernmciil now seeks to re- press." Hopkins shouted: "Shame upon a government that would try to perpetuate such an outrage." John F. Sonnctt. the govern- ment, attorney, made roeom- memlalion after Judge Goldsbor- ough ashed both sides for views as to sentence. Sonnelt said the government believed that the union has sub- stantial financial resoui-res ani.I that "appropriate punishment" would be n fine of No Jail Sentence Asked Sonnctt made no recommenda- tion for ,ri jail sentence for Lewis, the only individual defendant. Kelly K. Hopkins, law- yer, then said: "We would have no views to express, except in the light of the, vievs that first might be express- ed by the government." __ Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Kennedy reported the union's treasury consisted of at Ihe recent UMW convention. Imprisonment of the union leader would "accomplish noth- ing" in the opinion of the fed- eral coal mines administration, Sonnctt told the court. i r- Thc closest the South Pole may be approached by sea is 700 miles. I Read The News Classified Ads. TH' PESSIMIST Let oilier folks do nil In I km' if you crave pop- ularity. If you think you're in such fine fcltle, jest ride a bicycle around th' block.   

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