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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             For the average citizen, it seems that the trouble with giving any group enough rope to hang itself is that the general public's neck is usually also found inside when the noose tightens. Arrrsce Nft Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit IJurcau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 206 ADA, OKLAHOMA, 16, 1946 8 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY Tennessee Town Scene Of Shooting Negro Shoots Two Officers, Starts Gunplay in Which Two Others Wounded MURKREESBOKO, Tenn., Dec. 36. negro who shot two officers and touched gunplay in which two others were wound- ed was removed from a house in which he had barricaeled himself this afternoon, after the place had been under siege more than an hour. The unidentified negro, who became berserk and went on a shooting rampage while under questioning at police headquar- was removed apparently not badly wounded. The man was taken from the house and quickly driven away in an automobile by police offi- Before Ihe negro was taken from the be-siegcd house a crowd of between 150 and 200 white mm had surrounded the place. The two officers we're wound- f-ci while they were questioning the negro the police slation. Murfree-sboro is 31 miles south of Nashville. Police; Chief Wounded Chie-f of Police N. W. Peuvers viis one of the officers wounded jet the- police station. Powers- said Policeman Her- bert McCliinnhiin was the first to be- wounded. He said he belie-v- c-d McClanahan was dead but this could not be verified immediate- ly. Sheriff Knight of Ruther- ford county was struck by shot- pun pellets during the shooting around the house. Fire Chief Buck Quails-was M-en to fall be-hind the house but it could not be determined quieK- lv whrthe-r he was seriously hurt. Callrel "Half Power'; snid the ne'gro, whom lie described jes "half had pirke'd up in a store charg- ed with stealing and taken lo the s.Uition eiui-fillonlng. i'olicctiimi Mi'Clanahiiii was In 1'ir liiiM'iiicnt with Ihe negro, JV-A'ei-4 wnd. When he, Powers, nturK'd through the city hall, which houses the station, t.'io negro came up from the basement running and firing. Powers said the negro wound- e-d him find the sheriff sale! he in turn cmptie'd his pistol al the 1-riM'ik prisoner. Another iniin. William Chamhliss, likewise? Miirtrel '.hooting nt the negro, vho rontmued into the street. The negro stooped n motorist and Rfit in the car, but changed n.inci nnd lefl Ihe vehicle, Then, hr darted into n hou.se three block-i from city hall, where he besieged. The negro tried once to leave Die house by a bae-lc dour but re- treated back into the house under htiivy fire. Officers began pre- paring a fire house to flood the place. Commissioner Lynn Bomar of the state highway patrol and Col- one-1 Milgon Butler, commander eif the state guard left Nashville :or Murfrecsboro shortly after r.oon. Fireworks Result In Beating, Fine Youngster Finds It Doubly Costly to Explode Fire- crackers Downtown It just doesn't pay to shoot fire crackers, and especially down- town One youngster was arrested by police Saturday night for set- ting off f irework.N. Hut before the police gol to the yiiiiiiKf.il'! another buy, who was .HIM a little larger than the flrwl. ilulfi'l like tin- ulen of fire erneli- i'ij. going off under hill feel mill lir I'Ku'i't'oVil to tie int the first youngster. The second boy gave the first a lair thrashing before police ar- ivc-d at the scene. The police took the first young- ster to the police station 'where IK- was fined it might have been more if he had not taken :.uch a thrashing. PLANK MISSING SINCff NYK MYRTLE BEACH. R. C., Dec. !fi. -Armv officials continued a search todav for a sinRle-en- gmed AT-fi training plane with ;wo men nbofird, missing since Friday. Col. Glenn C. Nye of the Myr- tle Beach army nir base said the plane left there Friday on a routine non-stop training flight over Fort Bragg, N. C., and Camp N. C. 3n the craft were T_t. J. R. Mathews of Okarche. Okln., and R. K. Holcombe of Trenton, X. J. Fireworks Ban Talked City Council Invites Public To Join Discussion To- night of Proposal The city council will meet to- night at and invites all citi- zens who have any business to bring before the council to be present. The council will consider an ordinance to prohibit the sale of fireworks within the. city niter January 31. This time limit will enable businessmen to get rid of their present stock of fireworks. The ordinance would prohibit the shooting of fireworks nny- where .within the city limits af- ter its passage. The old ordi- nance now in effect permits the shooting of fireworks in the city outside the fire limits. The councilman who has pre- pared this ordinance says that much damage to life and prop- erty has resulted from fireworks, and that many icturned veterans have scon and heard so much fireworks in the heat of battle that they arc much disturbed by the noise of fireworks. Fire- works arc also particularly dis- turbing to older folk. The ordinance would also .pro- hibit the discharge of firearms within the city, limits. Deaths have; resulted over the nnlion .by youngsters and older people in- nocently discharging guns in crowded areas, People have been disturbed and frightened by Ilia whine of .22 rifle bullets within the city of Ada. Any persons for or against Ilia passage of this ordinance arc in- vited to be present at tho coun- cil meeting tonight. The council cannot give the kind oC govern- ment the citizens want unless they let- the councilman know what they want, they explain. Relief Promised In West Washington Freezing Weather After Snow Brings-Hope to Flooded Areas KMATTI.K, Wash., Doc. IB. W) wenlhiir following n two-hour long snow flurry brought western Washington's wate-logged reshlcnls today the. weather bureau's cheering word that the worst of the past week's floods "is definitely The week-long flood waters which at times lapped at house' caved throughout the White Hlv- e-r valley south of SeaUte. and stood 10 1'cct deep over the l.ongacren nice track vvcro re- ported generally receding. As thi! waters fell, however, new leptirt.M of damage continu- ed lo in. A IHO-yard wide (ilide severed traffic on a main artery between Bonlon and Mii- ple valley. The approach lo Renton bridge was swept away and I he; bridge itself partially undermined by debris. In neighboring Oregon a Wil- lamette river floor qresl swirled over the fertile farmlands of western Oregon's great middle valley and into the streets of Salem, the state capital. The water was above flood level the length of the 120 air- line miles from the river head- quarters near Eugene to Port- .___________________W________ Weather Blocking Search for Plane SEATTLE, Dec. HO, Wealher-we.ary searchers renew- ed their virgil today for a break in the elements that would ncr- mII. them lo comb the. slopes of Mount Rainier for the missing marine corpji transport plane which vanished jn storm lust Tue.'iilny with 112 men iihourd, Thill the lofty penll wan Mill miiiU. Hie missing plane was indi- cated early this morning when a small band of coast guarelsman and others returned from check- ing a report that plane wreckage hail been sighted. 12 miles east of Kalonville, a- small communi- ty Id miles southeast, -of Tacoma, CIO TO IWKKT AT O. C. L MEXICAN INDIANS IN PICTURESQUE 48-HOUR DANCE: Photograph .above, inaugurating'new seven-minute lolepholo transmission of pictures between Monterrey, Mexico, -and the U. S., shows Mfiliichincse Indians in their annual celebration of the-anniversary of the miracle of Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint. The traditional dance oi the Matachinese lasts 48 OK LM A DMA CITY, Dec. 1C, slate convention of CIO union officials will bo held here .Ian. Ifl and Joe Dcrnoncourl, regional director for Oklahoma and Arkansas, siaid lodny, Allen 1 lay wood, CIO vice pres- ident in charge of organizational activities, will be one of the speakers. Court to Hear Lewis Appeal Agrees to Consider Appeal Of Leader, UMW Against Contempt Conviction By PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON, Dec. supreme court todrfy agreed lo consider a tun-point ap- peal filed by John L. Lewis and ilies United Mine Workers against llioir conviction and I'lniMi of gi-owlng out (if Hits 17-day coal. Hlrllco. 'J'liei high tribunal one week ago granted a jjfive rumen t request for a final, on whclhor Federal Dis'trict Judge T. Alan Goldnborough had pro- ceeded correctly when he at- tcmptcd to head off, the 'strike with a restraining order which Lewis ignored, Today's action puts -both sides formally before the supreme court us request- ing a final decision on the law points raised by the government and tlinso presented by Lewis and tin; union. The cotirl. will hoar arguments for each side on January Among the ten questions for decision raised by Lewis and the union were: Were the fines excessive and so high that they violated the U. S. constitution? Did Goldsborouglvhave power lo issue the restraining order in view of the bans by the Norris- La Guardia and Clayton acts on the issuance of court orders in labor- disputes? This restraincr called on Lewis to withdraw his notice that the union's contract to dig coal was terminated. Lewis chose to ignore it.' Could Goldsborpugh extend the temporary restraining order for an extra ten days as he did with- oul Ihe consent of Lewis? Did Goldsborough admit "pre- judicial and Jrrevalcnl" testi- mony? The justice department's peti- tion contended the Iwo acts do not apply to the government, The department said the government aclod as a sovereign seeking to prolucl the Interest's of the peo- ple, and the- iiejls" apply to prival, only. Night Burglaries In Ada and Aloka May Be Connected iWEATHER! Oklahoma Few light snow flurries and elccidedly roVler lei- nirjht: lowest 20 northern border to southeast; clearing and much rolde-r Tuesday, preceded 1-v snow (lurries MHithcasl; strong -louhcrlv winds tonight, diiniii- Shopping Days To Christmas Ada city police and Atokn auth- orities are working together in an effort: to obtain information about two burglaries in Ada and one in Aloka early Monday morning, The Green Spray and Dolson'rt markets on East Muin street were cnlercel between 'midnight.and 3 a.m. Monday morning and a drug store in Aloka was between 4 and 7 a.m. Monday. Police Chief Quinton Blake suspects that theve were three, persons involved in-the burglar- ies in Ada. An investigation Monday morn- ing revealed that the Green Spray was entered through the roof, and the building was appar- ently in the same fashion. Nothing was reported missing from the store. After not finding anything to lake, burglars went across the next roof 'and in a professional manner entered the building through a yenlilator. Nothing is reported missing at the Dotson store. Authorities believe that the Ada burglars had plenty of time to got to Aloka and burglarize al drug store there. ChicE Blake said that, ho had been informed that the Uuxnll drug store was entered mid some ,'JOO morphine tablets lire reported missing. i Rend Thj 'News Classified Ads. I Japs Failed To Kill Him Soldier Who Survived Be- heading Blow Lives to Tes- tify Against Warlords TOKYO, Dec. 16. Aus- tralian soldier who lived to crawl from his jungle grave lold the inlernationul wnr crimes tribunal today how the Japanese had botched the job of beheading hjm. Testimony of Ihe witness, Coljn Fleming Brien, 23, of Sidney, opened the Until of the prosecution's long cifse against 27 wiirllnm Jnpam.W) luaclimi, The trial began last June 3, Brian said ho was lale.cn lo n clearing in jungles near Singa- pore was lold in English 'you are go'ing to meet your and was forced to'sit on the edge of; his grave, blind- folded and with his wrists Hod behind him. A Japanese officer, sword in hand, pushed Brian's head forward, "After n feiw seconds, I felt ri heavy, dull blow on the back 'oi1 my neck. I fell over on my right side, then lost consciousness. When I regained consciousness, 1 was lying al l.ho bottom of the grnve underneath some wooden palings and clods of earth. 1 had a large wound in the back of my neck, and was covered with blood." He said he never had been giv- en any form of trial, not- been charged with any offense. With his feet, he dislodged the earth piled upon him, Bri'en 'tes- tified, and struggled from the grave. Eventually he reached Singapore, only to be imprisoned by Japanese until the end of the war. Australia's prosecutor, Mr. Jus- tice Alan James Mansfield of Queensland, named wartime Pre- mier Hideki Tojo anil 11 other defendants as responsible for atrocities against allied prisoners of war and internees. (row Bombing Has Casualties PRATT, Kus., Dec. .10, year's first crow bombing in Kansas hwi mini tod In an esti- mated bag of crows. The! eiHlmati; WIIH ma do by Davy Leahy, game director, who linlel n Mei'lnii of IIRO hnniliH, cur- rying a lotal load of about 500 pounds of! No. 7 sleel shot were set oft' in a roost six miles northwest oC Byers in Stafford county. The operation was carried out at, the request of farmers who re- ported extensive' damage lo crops. Army, Navy Expect Cuts Ask for Larger Share Of National Budget, Brace For Deep Slashes By EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON, Dec. IB, army and navy, while ask- ing officially for an increased share in the na- tional, budgul, actually brac- ing for rlcop cuts in national de- foiiHe funds for the next fiscal year. Expecting notice ot n first sharp cut-probuWy.-.. .this., week when President Truman's budget message is put into final shape for submission to congress, the war department particularly has been urging ruthless trimming by nil branches of the army. Staff conferences have been advised to look for proposals in congress to slash wtn: and navy funds as much as 40 percent. Gen. Jacob L, Devers and Gen. J. Lawton Collins, among otliDi'H, have predicted attempts to cut combined expenditures oC tho two services from tlju current to as little as for the fiscal year be- ginning next. July 1. Collins told a reporter today the fugures were based on, post- election talk of republican lend- ers rather than on word from the White House, where war and navy department chiefs were ad- vised last month they must be prepared for sharply pared down allotments. The earlier budget estimates of the services were submitted be- fore the election gave impetus to the economy trend.1 The war department, with costly overseas occupation com- mitments even though the army's size is being steadily reduced, asked for some compared with this year.'s appro- priation of Tho navy cislt'ed for an increase from about; to approxi- mately Carryover funds swel Jed amounts available (or actual out lays tills year to sornr; OOO.UOO. BODY IN RED -KIVICK DOC, HI, A flshcrmun Sunday discovered the body of Jim- Williams, 40, Millerton. Okla., floating in Red River seven rnifcs from his fish- ing camp near Valliant where he disappeared Nov. 30. It wns believed Williams drowned after his boiii overturn- ed. United Nations Assembly Has Ended Historic Session With Move Toward Outlawing War New Housing Program Is Minus Priorities, Ceilings Non-Residential Construction to Be Boosted, Floor Home Space Limited, Private Enterprise Pushed By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, The government prepared today to boost non-residential construc- tion by perhaps. 40 percent, put a floor-space limit on new homes, and .give private enterprise a much bigger say-so in fighting .the housing shortage. these as policy guides laid down by President Truman, offi- cials set oJl to run a housing program minus priorities and price program which was catching brickbats from Wilson Wynll's admirers and bou- quets from the building indus- try. One of Wyatl's chief aides, Norton Long, prepared to take the cue of his former chief and resign as deputy housing expedi- ter. He denounced Mr. Truman's new housing policy as "not a pro- gram at all" but a bid for a "boom and bust'1 in real estate. Climaxing a series of White Mr. Truman on wiped out the on the selling houses and an- any citizen can for only House huddles, Saturday night ceiling price of new nounced that build a home right that for 11 months veterans have enjoyed. Will Stress Rental Units Nevertheless the president said the new program will be a "vig- orous with the government stressing rental housing. T h c whole new program, with em- phasis shifting from federal con- trol to business "will produce1; hi: promised, HemjuCorth, Mr. Truman rul- e.d, only "a few raw materials will be is, chan- neled into anyone who wants to bui.ld a home for his own occupancy may do so by getting a simple government per- mit This will limit the floor area but will set no ceiling price and require no inspection or building standards. The floor-space limit apparent- ly will run about J.500 square feet in the private judgment of two top-ranking housing officials. Under the former ings. the average house contain- ed only 800 to LOCO square feet. Ought To Produce More Frank W. Cortrighl, executive vice president of the national as- sociation of home builders, said he believes that a "very nice house" of square fuel can bo built for around in high- building cost areas. Cortright added that now "we ought to produce more houses than we ever could under the federal controls we've been slav- ing under." He predicted that many moderately priced houses would be erected along with the higher-cost ones, because low- priced homes are "bread and but- ter" to many builders. Store, factory and other non- housing construction which com- petes with housing for materials soon will bo increased, housing officials, said. Some of them forecast Hint the present limit of n week over (he coun- try will hi: shoved up to perhaps mi of January 1, a Jump more Hum percent. 'Too Late', Say Republicans Of Industry-Labor Proposals Valentine, Enemy 01 Under World, Dies al New York Tough Police. Commission- er Drove Many Out of City Or Under Cover NEW YORK, Doc. Jewis J. Valentine, 64, who came sack from "exile" in a remote Brooklyn precinct to give New York criminals their toughest years as a1 bard-hitting police :ommissioner, died today at Long slanei College hospital after a long illness. Valentine resigned as commis- sioner Sept. 6, 1945, after 11 years of service. At the request of General Douglas MncArthur he went to Japan shortly afterward to aid in tho reorganization of the civ- ilian police system there. On his return he resumed his rndio pro- gram which he continued iint.il recently, A native of Brooklyn, he joined the New York, police forco in al the ago 'of 21. For ton years IIP pounded a bout, then did a good job on the "ohool'ly" squad, routing grafters from tile ranks of his fellow cops, His work won him promotions many an enemy. Brushes with Tammany Hal) led to demotions, bitter personal disappointments and eventual "exile" to the fringes of Brook- lyn. From this relative obscurity, Mayor Piorollo LaGuardia pick- ed him in 1034 to become a-year-c o m m i.s s i o n or of New York's police force, In his first six years in office he fired 300 policemen, rcbuker 000, fined He was even harder on crooks. Now famous at police head- quarters is his, remark when a I natty, well-groomed criminal was put in the line-up: "He's the best dressed man in this room. Don't be afraid to muss 'em up. Blood should be smeared all over that velvet collar." Under Valentine and w'th the aid of LaGuardia and then Dis- Request That Congress Go Easy on Labor Reforms Too Late, Leaders Assert NORMAN WALK Kit, WASHINGTON, Dec. Hi, An industry-labor proposal that congress narrow promised labor law reforms to let unions and management seek peace on their own drew a "too late" response today from republican ranks on Capitol Hill. The proposal came from a com- mittee representing the AFL, the CIO, the National Association Manufacturers and the United JJtates Chamber of Commerce. But Hep. Clarence Brown (R- a leading1' candidate for the post of house majority lead- er in the new congress, told a reporter that recurring strikes mean new labor legislation is in- evitable. "These recommendations come in at a pretty late Brown declared. "If these people have the answer to their elifficullies why haven't they used it by now. or if they have used it, why hasn't it Brown thus echoed stale.menl'i from _olhcr (JOP leaders who said privnli'ly last week Hint, a bill calling for compulsory arbi- tration of all affecting public Inlere'st will be pres- ned soon after the lawmaker1! convene.. But the industry-labor com- up last year as an advisory group to the labor de- partment, came oul in opposi- tion to any such law ns well as to the creation of any new govern- ment "super machinery" for laying with strikes. Instead it sairi the govern- ment's role should be limited to "one of voluntary mediation" through the labor department's existing conciliation service. It suggcsleel wider use of voluntary arbitration clauses in worker-em- ployer contracts. Council to Work On Program for Army, Armament Limit Session Ends With Har- mony That Was Absent When Meetings Began TOKYO'S VAST ARMY OF RATS TO BE REDUCED TOKYO, Dec. 16. rats, flourishing in the ruins and rubbisch left by bomb- ings, are in for a tough siege. The U. S. army surgeon's office today launched :i drive to exter- minate the husky brown Nor- rodcnls way-type rodents which have I tnct Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, I had things pretty much their own slot-maehine gangs gambling way jn the city during the war. rings, white slavers and meddling Anti-rat ammunition was dol- pohticians were largely cither ed out to all army units in the AMERICANS CHARGED AS TRAITORS: Robert H.'Btst left and Douglas Chandler, 57. are pictured leaving U. S. marshal's office in Washington, D. C., following their arraignment, as trai- tors. Flown to U. S. from Germany, to answer charges that they worked for the Nazis during the war, both men pleaded not driven cover, out of the city or under PONCA CITY, Dec. IB, Hundreds of Christmas gifts, to be presented to service men who arc in hospitals, were collected at, an 'American Legion open housp in the "gifts for the Yanks who guve" campaign. Married men cent of their wives. purchase 44 pcr- Rifts for their traps and packages of a poison which gives rats pleurisy, fatal in 12 hours. PONCA CITY, Dec. 16, Roy C. Johnson, Nowkirk, was rc'-elocleel president of the north- ern Oklahoma council of Boy American Indians dug pits for collecting oil hundreds of years before Edwin L, Drake sunk his shaft. By JOHN A. PARRIS, Jr. NEW YORK, Dec. 18. United Nations assembly turned over to the H-member security council today the monumental task of selling into motion a pro- gram for reducing the armies of tho world and destroying the mass dcslruclive weapons of war. Ending an historic eight-weeks' session at a. ;n. the top diplomats of 54 nations gave the world ils first concrete hope for outlawing war and then head- ed for home after writing an- other chapter in man's long search for peace. The nexl regular meeting will be held in New York next Sept.' Hi, but the assembly may be call- ed into special session in six months 11 approve world-wide arms reductions which the secur- ity council is lo plan in detail. J'lcelRC Kcal Support In the vaulted gold-and-blue assembly hall at Flushing Mead- ow Park, the world's diplomats gave a solemn pledge that their countries would support immedi- ate steps to reduce their armed forces and prohibit the use of the atomic bomb. This was regarded as the most significant achievement of the as- sembly, which met in the Unit- eel Slates for the first lime and selccJed a Manhattan skyscraper for its permanent homer Hill almost rinially significant wan tin- attainment, of virtually agree-ini-nl n m D n t a unanimity Hint hud be.-e-n conspiHously lacking the Unit eel Nations was born. First Kill I Agreement For the first time since hostil- ities ended, delegates agreed there was an increase in coopera- tive spirit between Soviet Russia and Ihe- western powers. There was evidence in some re- spects of a softening of Russinn policy and the diminishing of Soviet, suspicions. agreed generally thai U, S. Sec- retary of State- James F. ee.intrihiited grei.lly lo Ibis by dis- closing voluntarily the number and position of American troops on foreign that Russia fought unsuccessfully have every nation give lo the UN. This advancement in United Nations relations was keynoted by Warren H. Austin, chief of the U. S. delegation in tha closing hours of the session. "Starling with the ink and pa- per Austin told fellow delegates, "we progressed from positive disagreement and skepti- cism ns to the solution of the great problems confronting us, to a newly discovered almost unanimous agreement. I think that we have established the essential reality of the Unit- ed -Nations." And in tribute to the small na- tions, Austin declared Hint "the assembly has proved its power to promote unanimous agreement the. great nations on these things Hint are so important for the future of mankind." H was against n backdrop of a borderless map of symbol nf tin- one world "Hint man is delegates In plenary .session m.'idi- major Disarmament. Unanimous- ly, the assembly approve-d n res- olution calling for a far-reaching arms limitation program, includ- ing reduction of armed forces and Hie prohibition of the atomic bomb and other weapons of mass destruction. To the security coun- cil was given the task of working out, machinery for putting Hit program into operation. 2. a year-long fight, the small powers their fight to strip the Big Five of their special voting privilege in se- curity council. TH' PESSIMIST it's In Hi' business world money that tulles, but figures that count. These days Hi" only sugar lot folks have i.s th' one tlie-y married.   

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