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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             It is fine for a person to feel "fit as a fiddle with no broken strings'' but that's no guarantee that music will emerge when some star t giving vent to their good feeling of fitness with song. Net Nov. raid Circulation 8607 Mfmhrr: Audit Hureiiu of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 209 ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1946 12 Pages' FIVE CENTS THE COPY J. N. King To Be New City Treasurer Resident Here 28 .Years Has Banking, Mercantile, Management Experience City Manager W. E. Hansen Thursday morning announced Ihe appointment of J. N. King as clerk and treasurer for the city replacing Ray Martin, who re- signed to accept employment with a local firm. King will lake office Jan. 1, 3947. the city manager said. He has lived in Ada 28 years and was engaged in the banking business for 12 years. He was in the mercantile business as president and manager for 10 years and for the past eight years business manager for the Breco Memorial hospital, in ad- dition to being office manager for the Breco Oil company. Hansen said that King's reco- inendations and background well qualify him for the position, he will fill starting the new year. A number of applications were received by the city manager, but the application submitted by King was given closest considera- tion. Martin's resignation was ac- cepted at the last regular meet- ing of the city council and was effective Dec. 31. Under the revised city charter adopted last summer the city clerk and treasurer occupies a Icey position in city affairs, his duties including much responsi- bility in purchasing in addition to keeping of records and ac- counts.________ (lean-Up oi City Property Goes On Manager's Office Fixed Up, Workmen Start on Police Station The clean-up of city property is continuing and Thursday moraine painting was started in the police station. The city manager's office was the first on the list and that job has been completed. The walls have beer, completely redone, one wall moved and the ceiling lowered. Inside the office, Ihe walls and ceiling were painled in toft colors. To help the looks of the office, fluorescent lights were installed end Venetian blinds were hung after they received a new cover- ins of paint. The police station will undergo a similar face-lifting job, how- ever, not to the cxlent of Ihe manager's office. Black painl is being applied lo the lower piirl of Ihe police sla- ticn and the upper purl will be in a lighter color, which afford additional liRlil and Ftill be more effective than Uic one-color job that wos done pre- viously. Former Adan Slain In Double Killing Melvin Corbin's Body Re- turned to Ada for Burial Melvin Corbin, 46, former resi- dent of Ada was involved in a double murder in Oklahoma City early Thursday morning. A quar- rel "between Corbin and O. W. 49, of Seminole ended with both being killed. The Associated Press reports that the long-time friends shot 2nd killed each other wilh the same pistol before dawn in front of -the home of a Tinker Field guard in norlhwcsl Oklahoma City. The officer investigating Ihe incident told the AP that the man hit by the first shot of the pis- tol got the pistol and fired back and both men died of gunshot Corbin'.1; body was returned to Ada Thursday afternoon and funeral arrangements will be an- nounced later by Uic Sinilh Funeral Home. NORMAN, Okla.. Dec. of attendance and gracualion lo replace diplomas destroyed by the Japanese dur- ing the occupation of the Philip- pines have been mailed by the University of Oklahoma lo Dr. Bertha M. Baltzar. Cebu Cily. Doctor Baltazar, a university medir.il school graduate in reauestocl the certificates for Ihe office she is reopening after as a physician with guer- rilla force? during the war. Churchill Accuses Government Of Tyranny and Incompetence iWEAT OKLAHOMA: Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday with oc- casional light rain tonight except in Panhandle and rain Friday in centm] and cast: slightly warm- er tonight; low tcmpcralures 25 to near 40 extreme south. Public Schools And College to Close Friday Afternoon Final Day Before Holidays To Be Given Over To Christmas Celebrations Classes will 'take up' at schools here Friday but classwork will be at a minimum as joyous students celebrate before leaving schools for a Christmas holiday. This year both public schools and East Central State college will close Friday afternoon for the holidays, returning to classes Monday morning, December 30. Some college students are plan- ning to fly to their homes in the east and northeast. The especially invited to Ada high and Ada junior high assembly programs, of Friday. At 10 a. m. the Ada high Christ- mas program will be presented in 1he school auditorium with the chorus providing the program. At Ada junior high will present a Christmas program consising of a play, "The Birds' Christmas by the eighth grade speech class, with the school chorus of, 80 voices sing- ing two groups of Christmas songs. Home rooms will have their parties Friday morning. Grade schools will be busy with class parties and final Christmas programs before the glad release for the holidays. Poslollice to Keep Two Windows Open Late Two Nights Since the Ada post office will not be able to take care of. all mailing in the regular mailing hours, and since the stores are staying open later, Mrs. Mary West, postmaster, announces that certain windows at the post of- fice will stay open until 8 Fri- day and Saturday nights. Only the stamp window and the parcel' post window will- be open, but if you have notice that you have a package you will be able to get your package at the window. During the regular hours, everything will be open, but after that, only the above mentioned will be open. Mrs. West also explains again about first class She told that she had been getting a num- ber of Christmas cards that were mailed in-thi.i-lown only a one nnd a halt cent slump. If the family lirm moved from the ad- dress given, the letter cannot be forwarded unless it is mailed first class (with n three cent It for any reason you might think the family has mov- ed, srnd it Til-si class If you want lo assure its fallowings to the proper destination. ----------------------K--------------------- Bandits Tie Up Tulsan, Rob Home TULSA, Okla., Dec. Police searched today for three bandits who A. C. Van Doventcr, billiard parlor operator, reported invaded his home last night and took more than after tying him up, his wife and two ser- vants. Van Deventer told sheriff's of- ficers that one of the trio slugged him with a pistol butt and loft him "so dazed" a condition he could not furnish a good descrip- tion of the thugs. The men, he said, shoved their way into the home, located just outside the city limits, v i.en he answered a knock at the door while he and his wife were dining. Mrs. Van Dcvenlcr said that after her husband was struck, the bandits then bound them both as well as a negro maid and the lat- husband. She said one man cut nil telephone wires and that the trio was in the house more thun an hour, ransacking bureau drawers. She added that nothing but her husband's cash was taken, and that one robber return d to her two diamond rings after taking them from her fingers. CURIOUS COYOTE: Chief of Police, John Cowart, of San Benito, Texas, stands over the dead coyote which invaded the town of. in the mid- morning hours. The curious coyotp became frightened by shouting pedestrians and end- ed his visit to the town by jumping thru a plate glass window of a music store. Cowart, who was in a restaur-. ant next door, ran out and shot the animal as it emerged from the Shopping Days To Christmas Provision Is Being Made for Christmas In Needy Families Do you want to help a needy family this Christmas? There are families which, are in need and with whom Christ- mas will be no more than a season's name if some individuals and groups do not see to provid- ing something in keeping with the season. This is the 31st Christmas Ad- jutant Henry Van Dee has spent with the Salvation Army and his fourth year in Ada. He reports that there are more ncucly families here now than there were n year ngo. You Can Help So shoppers are invited to drop in a bit extra in contributions as they pass the little red pot on Main streel for 11 will mean more of Christmas to more persons. The SulviiUon Army, in addi- lion to its regular religious and moral education work, is the center- of such relief provision as for several years past. Lists Available '-Through this organization, many groups classes, civic clubs, olhcrs have already ob- tained names of families whose outlook for Christmas has. been indeed, It has already made a survey over the county and has, in addi- tion to a lisl of families, names of under privileged children. The Lions club will deliver toys to the children as far as Charge Comes Over Plan lor Bossing British Farmers Nationalizing of Railways Also Factor in Bitter Con- servative Attacks By GLENN WILLIAMS LONDON, Dec. 19. ton Churchill today accused the labor government of "tyranny, conceit and and announced he would call next month for a parliamentary vote of censure on his charges. Churchill's announcement came as Prime Minister Attlee's party announced new planfe to boss British farmers and prepare to take over the country's 000-mile railway system. As leader of the conservative opposition, Churchill said, he would demand a parliamentary debate to arraign the government when the lawmakers reassemble Jan. 21 after a month's Christmas holiday. JHe likewise asked for an early debate on foreign affairs, dis- cuss many grave but Majority Floor Leader Herbert Morrison shoved aside the re- quest, at least temporarily, be- cause Foreign Secretary Bevin had .not returned-f rom New York meetings of the United Nations and the foreign ministers coun- cil. Motion to Face Defeat A vote of censure is not so se- vere as a vote of lack of confi- dence, but its passage would amount to almost the same, thing. If carried it would force either a change of government policy or resignation of the gpvernment. How.evcr, the laborites 'control more than -60 per cent 01 parlia- ment's 640 seals and Churchill's motion undoubtedly wilL be de- feated, decisively, as was u pre- vious censure motion. Legislation.' just introduced will authorize extensive supervision of guarantee prices for many crops. It provides the government away the property of farmers who refuse to abide by official advice on how to grow things. The bill is parl of the parliamentary social and industrial "revolution" promisee by the labor party in 1945. Dollars Go for Food Imports Although a white paper issued with copies of the bill did ho' mention it, another reason for the drive toward greater food pro- duction was the husbanding' o: British foreign exchange much of which, particularly dollars, now is spent for imported foods. ...The white paper declared a section dealing with guaranteed prices and assured markets gave food nnd agriculture ministe'rs "admittedly wide powers" to "do anything that is Ticccssnry to achieve the purpose" of the law. Costs of guaranteeing prices "cannot accurately be estimated in the white paper auid. Technological and mechanical Improvements in farming meth- ods will be offered to landowners and. tenants through a nation- wide agricultural advisory serv- ice. Fdf- those who won't take the government's advice the bill "enables the minister to place them under supervision, to issue directions to them, and if neces- to dispossess them." Dispossession notices, served either by the government or by landlords or tenants, could be ap- pealed, however, to local tribun- their supplies collection go. from the recen.t The Salvation Army is Ada's official relief1 organization and works in full cooperation with other organizations. TULSA, Dec. 19. war assets administration has an- nounced that scaled bids will be accepted Doc. 26 for 29 surplus horses and mules to be offered for'sale Jan. 14 at the army quartermaster depot at Fort Reno. Russia Would Expand Area For Probe Proposes U. N. Checkup Include All Greece In Addition to' Frontier By WILLIAM L. RYAN LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 19. proposed today ;hat an American proposal for a United Nations investigation of conditions on both sides of the Greek frontier be extended to in- clude a study of conditions throughout all Greece. Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gro- myko proposed also that .any in- vestigation of Greece's com- plaints' against Albania, Yugo- slavia and Bulgaria be limited in the three neighboring countries to border areas alone. The amendments advanced to the United Nations security coun- cil by Gromyko, indicated a shift in the Russian position from three months ago, when the Rus- sians vetoed a similar American proposal for a border area inves- tigation. As he did previously, Gromyko again raised the issue of the presence of British troops in Greece, declaring that "interven- tion, not by a neighbor bur by another power" was a deep-root- ed case of the current strife in Greece! Gromyko, who shifted from Russian to English in presenting his proposed, amendments, said he believed the council could reach a preliminary conclusion that the Greek complaint was not substantiated by the case pre- sented to the he added that the Russians would have no objection to sending- of a commission. He attacked the royalist-dom- inated government of Premier Constantin Tsaldaris, declaring that "terror against democrats in Greece is becoming'increasingly severe." Army Says Forces Overseas At Present Far Too Weak To Cope With Surprise Assault anls and farm, workers. The white paper said better wages, better housing and "the provision of a satisfactory career on the- land" would be pffered to attract men to farming. Farm workers or tenants would have a "ladder by which experienced and otherwise suitable agricultu- al workers can rise from the ranks and become farmers on their own account." Minimum prices and guaran- teed markets provisions will ap- ply to fattened livestock, milk, eggs, grain, potatoes and sugar beets. One Killed When Truck, Bus Meet COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 19. man was killed, another badly ,injured and three school children slightly hurt in the col- lision of a lumber truck and a school bus near White Rock, a village 18 miles northwest of here today. The dead man was Sam Howe, an occupant of the truck. J. Earl Wessinger, the bus driver, was brought to a hospital here where his condition was reported as serious. Eight other men on the truck were unhurt. Three grammar school pupils, brothers, were bruised and had teeth knocked out. They are O'Neale, 6, Laverne, 8, and Le- Innd Enrle, 10. No others reqir- cd hospital treatment. The accident occurred near Spring Hill school toward which the bus with a full load of .pupils was headed. The scone was only about 20 miles from Silverstreet, near where ten children and the driv- er of u school bus were killed yesterday in n collision with n Southern railway passenger train. Scot Gets Tired Of Parking Fines OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. Scot, R. S. Dunlop, walk- from landlords, ten- ped into the 'police' station 'with a ticket for illegal parking and said it was the seventh he had receiv- ed in a cross country trip from New York to California. He said he couldn't get used to American traffic laws in which Read The News Classified Ads. cars are driven down the right side, of the street, instead left, and parked the same E. S. Priest, clerk, was sympa- thetic and excused the fine, Dunlop left. In a few minutes ho was back with another ticket. "What's this he asked. Priest looked. It was for park- ing on the wrong side of the street in front of the police sta- tion. Priest did not 'excuse thai. Everybody's Singing on East Central's Campus Now; College Carolers Welcomed "Music hath Al Ihe first of this week, stu- dents of East Central went about their daily routine as if Christ- mas were a year off. But Wed-' ncsdtiy night a carolers went out and the spirit began to move them, Thursday morning, the entire cainpiiH sounded like member choir, with groups in the halls nnd in Ihe class rooms singing Christmas songs. At Thursday morning, Miss Anna Weaver Jones spon- sored a program featuring the Memorial Building "wishing can-, die" service. A group of girls and boyH gathered on the slops in the administration building and began singing Christmas car- ols, accompanied by Francis Hanks and Don Hatch, violinists, Mrs, Juanita Enix directing the chorus. Cadet Tradition Maintained As the students passed down the hall, they stopped and began singing too. Soon the hall was filled. Then Miss Jones told about the wishing candle. Around the base of the huge candle was a large body of tallow with coins melted in, ,As each placed his coin on the pile, he mode a wish as he let tallow drip over it and coyer it. This trndilion was'slarl- ed when the cadets were at East Central and nil the coins, go to the memorial building fund; Wednesday 'night, a group of about 20 singers started from the main gate of the college. First they traveled northward, singing Christmas carols for almost every house. Then at Fourteenth, they turned back and went to both dormitories and to the veteran's housing units, gathering more followers as they went. Alt Enjoy It They started out about 9 and sang till about going as far as the Norris home, Caroling is without a .doubt, one oil the best ways of spread- ing the Christinas spirit. Many of Ihe homes invited the carolers in lo get warm and to cut candy or cake. BILBO'S SECRETARY TESTIFIES: Edward Terry, right fore- ground, former secretary to Senator Theodore Bilbo as he ap- the Senate War Investigating hearing in Washington, D. C. In the left background is Senator Bilbo who waived any objections lo Terry's testimony after -Terry's attorney asked that Terry be prohibited from Bilbo Calls His Ex-Secretary Iscariot, Denies He Got Cent Of Handed Him Claims Money Was for Another's Campaign, Thar He's Poor Man; Bitterly Attacks Terry and Ross Collins WASHINGTON, Dec. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo (D-Miss.) angrily testified today that lie "did not get a damn cent" of handed to him in a hotel room by a war contractor. Bilbo flared up for the first time at the senate war in- vestigating committee hearing when Senator Ferguson (R- Mich.) pressed him for details about the Turner Asks, Will Get No Fanfare At Inaugural Ceremony OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13, inauguralion ceremony without pomp or fanfare, as re- quested by Gov.-elec.t Roy J. Turner, will bo held Jan. 13, In keeping wilh Turner's pro- posal, pVnrUis and formal balls were ruled out by the nrrungc- monts committee yesterday. The entire ceremony, including Turn- er's inaugural address, will lake only 45 minutes. TnauRurnlion of Turner and all other newly elected officials will beheld on the south' stops of Ihe slate capilol at noon. Turn- er will be sworn in by Chief Justice Thomas L. Bibson and other nqw officials by Vice Chief Justice Thurman S. Hurst. Turner will then make his inaugural address of 20 to 25 minutes to conclude the cere- mony. An informal reception in the capitol's blue room will fol- low. Nor formal invitations will be issued, and most seats will be unreserved and open to -the gen- eral public. Hardened Inmates Taken to Granite Transfer to Reformotory Though Warden Objects OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. Transfer ot hardened crim- in line with of Ihe stale board of af- fairs. Youths now at Granite plans will be shifted to McAlostcr. Virgil Brown, chairman of the board, said Granite in southwest Oklahoma was not a suitable place to rehabilitate boys and young men. The state penilon- liary is equipped for such work, he added. Thirly-onc prisoners, including 11 serving life for murder, were moved to Granite yesterday, Fif- ty previously hud been transfer- red nnd Brown said another 100 would go. The board plans eventually lo place younger men til the Slring- town sub-prison-which can be developed into 11 rcformiiloi-y. Interchange of prisoners be- Iwcon Granile nnd MeAlesler had been delayed, Brown said, be- "You want to know how much Bilbo Bilbo said, slapping the table. "Thai's Ihe purpose of Ihis, invesligation, I did not get a damn cent." The outbreak' came as Bilbo was midway in reading a 42-page prepared statement denying all complaints raised against him in connection with war conlraclors. The senator said he was given four checks amounting to by F. T. Newton, Mississippi con- tractor who shared in numeruos big war jobs, Why That Ferguson broke in wilh repeal- ed qunslions aboul why Newton had given the In Bilbo. Bilbo snicl thnl he wan trying lo ro-elei'l Wall Doxey, present senalc sergeant at arms, as sen- ator and the Doxcy backers wore badly in need of funds. When Ferfitnion wanlecl lo know every detail about whal wan snid, who the eliet.-Us, where Ihu money was put, Bilbo mil back in his chair, with dis- gust. "Senator, you nro n reasonable Bilbo told Ferguson. "Do I you sup.pone any man can clown and cite a casual conversa- tion more than four years old." Was for Doxcy's Campaign "I'd think you would remember any time you got Fergu- son shot buck. "I probably would if the 000 was for Bilbo replied quickly. "It was for Wall Dox- cy's. campaign." Bilbo said he had not selected Uic names of those who wore lo attend the political "pep" meet- ing lo raise funds and support for Doxey, but thai he had made a "lint speech." Ferguson wanted lo know how long afler this the group went back lo Ihe hotel room where Bilbo Rot the "You did not allow them to cool off did Ferguson asked. "They don't cool off when I talk to Bilbo came back. Lushes at ISx-Sccrelary Lashing out. biltcrly at an cx- secreliiry whom hi: described as n "Judas Senator Bilbo decltired il in nn "old southern custom" lo give presents lo pub- lic; Hurvanls, Bilbo denied before a senalc war invesl.igaling subcommittee lhal he had sought gifls or funds, The effect of Christmas carols! cause of repairs necessary at on those who are being sung to is heart warming. Even though the carolers are chilled external- ly, they are warm inside. The lovely phrases of 'Silent Night1 and 'Joy to the World' bring tears to the of most of those honored by the carolers, And the carolers enjoy it just as much as.those to whom they sing. Granite to put the institution inlo shape lo bundle confirmed pris- oners. Grunile Warden Claude Moore had opposed Ihe move, saying the prison wus not equipped to han- dle hardened criminals, but Brown said alter the strengthen- ing of safeguards there, Moore had agreed to the change. Suggests Basing Its Defenses on Atomic Age Requirements Legislative Suggestions For Congress Stress Universal Training as Vital WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. The army, getting ready to lay a legislative program before the new congress, reporter today its forces overseas arc too weak to cope with any surprise assault and suggested this country ought to be looking now to its defenses in the atomic age. There was no indication that the army expects trouble, but top level officials discussing long- range manpower problems with reporters made such assertions as these: 1. If this country encountered a military crisis tomorrow its weakened forces overseas, with an insufficiently trained reserve at home, would be over-run ex- cept in some isolated spots. Need Trained Men 2. If at some time in the next few years the United States were subjected lo an atomic bomb at- tack, there would be dire need for a readily mustered nnd thor- oughly irnincd rcgulnr nrrny, na- tional guard nnd organized re- serve troops. Such an attack, these officials said, would produce chaotic con- dilkins among the civilian popu- lation and in transportation, and would be accompanied by the possibility of having to cope with an enemy paratrooper nttack. The war rlcpiu-tinvnt intondu lo emphasize two items in its forth- coming legislative fication and universal mililary training. Unification Law Expected Convinced that some form of a service unification law stands a good chance of passage next year, the war department has given that subject top billing. A prime argument, because ol the economy-minded new congress, will be an army estimate that manpower savings up to 20 per cent can be attained by eliminat- ing some duplicating army and navy functions, especially in service and supply operations. In lalking of universal military training, advocales first the need for a pool of tech- nically trained men which can lake stations quickly under any M-Day order. They make the second point lhal universal train- is expected to help the cur- i-i-nl volunteer enlistment pro- gram because Home portion of Ihe youths Iriiined c-uch year will find Ihe life interesting enough to enlist in Ihe regular army. Report Six Cases Of Tularemia TULSA, Okln., Doc. CD- Six cases of tuluruinla (rnbbit fever) wore reported loday in Creek and Rogers counties one health authorily issued it warning against handling wild rabbits shot on hunting trips. Dr. Phillip Josephs, city health chief of Sapulpa, said three per- sons were under treatment there for the disease; and Dr. M. F. Gordon of Oarenioro reported like number had been hospitaliz- ed in Rogers county. Dr. J nines H. Ncal. Tulsn health superinlendenl, who issued the warning lo hunters, said the disease usually was transmitted to pci sons during the skinning of a rabbit carcass. BARTUCSVILLE. Dec. 10, C. W. Hammond, president of the slate board of oslcopathy, has been notified by Gov. Robert S. Kcrr of his ap- pointment as an honorary colonel on the governor's slaff. "wilh Ihe possible exceplion of Ihe money lhal I borrowed lo make a property scUlcmcnl wilh my The -subcommittee is inquiring inlii his rclalions wit.h war contractors. In a word slnlcment, "Ihe man" Bilbo heaped invective upon his former secretary, Ed- ward P. Terry, who testified iigninsl him yeslerrlny. and on former Hep. .Ross Collins, u Mis- sissippi political foe. Bilbo snicl Ihu evidence- lo flnli; showed that "I am n very poor man and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the period Hint the investigation has covered but Iwo Christmas gifts, one an automobile and the oilier living room furniture con- sisting of a nofi.1, three floor lumps and two table lamps." Greater 'returns for amount in- vested. Ada JN'cws Want Ada. TH' PESSIMIST By nob nUnbs, tm. Oathpr Hurn wnlks on other side o' lh' street when priHsin' n doctor's afraid lh' office girl might see 'im on' charge 'im for call. About lh' only thing we ever find in our punts pocket i Hint little ball o' fur.z.   

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