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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             Remember Dairen? It's very much in the news now through brusque action of a Russian commander ordering a U. S. navy vessel to beat it-adds another sore spot to the earth's troubles. Average Ntt Nov. I'dld Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 212 ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1946 French Using Planes, Field Guns at Hanoi Battle Grows for Control Of Battered Capital Of Vict-Nam Republic PARIS, Dec. troops attacked Vietnam position: in the city hall ,-md postoffice nnc the Indo-Chinese quarter o Hanoi today in th -we.ling battln lor control of the battered ciipita of the Viet-Niim republic, the J'rc-nc-h press agency (mid. French authorities were quolec saying 20 French civilians, in- chiding 11 women, had been kill- ed in the fighting and that theii bodies were brutally inutilalecl. The French onslaught was op- ened with b o in b a d m e n t by planes and field guns of Vict- Nam troops in n strongly fortified barracks which formerly housed Indo-Chinese guards, the news said. Viei-Nam' batteries were re- ported shelling the French-held citadel with old 75 millimeter puns which Japanese took pro vjously from the French. French armored units and in- fantry battled for possession of the Rue Coton, main thoroughfare of the Indo-Chinese district to the north of the capital. Other French troops were reported advancing down the boulevard Cambetla, south of the downtown district. French engineers struggled to repair the damaged power plant and restore electrical service. The city was described' as without The French news agency an- nounced the proclamation of a state of siege in Tonkin and northern Annarn, French official circles, the nRency said, announced that the bodies of some Japanese were umong the guards killed defend- ing the Hanoi residence o. the Viet-Kam president, Ho Chi Minh, when it was stormed by French troops Dec. 18. Hearing Granted To Lewis, UMW On Injunction Validity WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. The supremo court today grant cd John L. Lewis and the Unitec Mine Workers a hearing on n new appeal questioning the validity o the preliminary injunction issuer np.-iinst them during the rccen soft coal strike. The effect is to broaden tin. issues of law before tho court in Lewis' appeal from the line imposed on him and the 500.000 fine on the union for con tcrnpt of court. In earlier petitions, Lewis am the union challenged the validity of temporary restraining order.s issued in the same ease by U. S District Judge T. Alan Goldsbor- ougb here. The supreme court, in accept- ing the latest appeal, consolidat- ed it with the appeals granted earlier. Argument on all of the assues will be heard January 14 Senator Hugh Butler of Nebras- ka, next in line to Taft on MIL finance committee, told a report- er he is more interested in be- coming chairman of the new anc enlarged public lands committee that post falls to him by sen- iority as it serms likely to do. Besides heading the finance committee, Millikin is in line for I'lortion as chairman of the re- publican conference, n post Sena- tor Arthur Vandenburg of Mich- man will vacate when he be- comes the senate's new presiding officer. 8 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY Talmadge (o Rest Among Neighbors McRAK, Gn., Dec. They bury Eugene Tulrnadge h'.sre today, among the neighbors he ,vfd. The red-suspendered campaign- er for "whitf who von fourth term as governor of Georgia but did not live to begin :t. will rest on a windswept knoll ;n Oak Grove ns he wished. Funeral services were in the First Baptist church, of which he was a member. The governor-elect died early Saturday in Atlanta after n three- nionth bout with a "itomach ail- rient and subsequent ti'.nr. TalmadRc's wife, Irnown to i lous-ands as "Miss selected site, saying: "Here is where he wished to among his The cemetery is not far iron-, his ramoling McUiie farm. Greater returns for amount In- veiled. Ada News Want Ada. Christmas Rushes Buses Shoppers and Vacation Trippers Throng Termin- als, Extra Buses Being Used Proof that Ada is receiving one if. the biggest Christmas holiday hopping rushes in recent history an be seen at the Denco bus tcr- ninal and OTC station. At all lours of the day, the waiting oom is crowded Lo capacity with icoplo waiting to return home af- or their shopping tour, or leav- ng for a holiday vacation. Not only are -the workers nt he station getting the rush of iio year, but the ticket agents re short one man. Many of the usses arc running on n double eherlulc; that is, instead "of only no of. the Jurgc 33 passenger usses making the route, two of. ifiri are going mid they arc both i-owded to standing room only. In addition to the capacity of asscngors, most ol them arc toppers in Ada and are return- ing home with arms full'of bun- dles. The baggage compartments in the large busses are overflow- ing, and all bund IKS Hint can be, must be curried by the passen- gers. Friday, two large busses wore sent to the School for the .Deaf at Sulphur to -pick up students who were going homo for the holidays. Some of. Hie 80 stu- dents piokcd up wore carried to Davis to be transferred to an- other line, and some were brought In Aria and transferred to points north. Ticket agents also report, that a large number of people are traveling far to spend l.ho holi- days. They have sold tickets to Illinois, Minnesota, California, Texan, Arkansas and as far us New York. They reported that the great- est rush .so fur this year was Saturday, but'they expect today and Tuesday to be about the Christmas Story Today It's Briefly Told But It's A Happy One Today's Christmas Weather just 'perfect for shopper, travelers and, im- portant to many a mother, for the children now out of school to spend most of the daylight hours playing out of doors. Shopping hurrying merrily toward a Merry Christmas with the stores pervaded with a hap- py atmosphere. _ people gone, go- ing and many cpming and still to arrive, by' bus, private cars and automobiles. General everything shaping up for one of the most generally happy Christmases for most peo- ple than for -goodness'knows .when. The bus lines are one of the few businesses that do not stop lor celebration oC the holidays and will work right on through Christmas and New Years day. No Snow Most of Nation Won't Have White Christmas Ily The AsjoclnleU Prims I'lu-re will be no. snow for Christmas over most of the na- tion. That's the word from the Chi- cago weather bureau, which ad- ded Unit any' requests to Santa Claus for new sleds should in- clude last minute orders for snow to 'accompany the sleds. The forecasters thought Santa might Jc able to use influence that they don't have. Present snow cover is limited lo. North Dakota and Montana portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and inland New England spots, the weather map shows. The weather bureau ex- pects no additional snowfall by "hrislmas morn, and expects hat the snow in Pennsylvania, Jhio and West Virginia will clis- ippear, for the most part, by omnrrow evening. Temperatures in the midwest >cakcd by a rending of 50 in Kansas City last (Sunday) mid- light, were expected to be push- clown to normal by n cold 'ront spreading south and east rmn the Dakota.i. Mrs. Yandell Lain Succumbs Sunday To Brief Illness Mrs. Lois Lain, wife of Yan- dell E. Lain, 216 West Eighteen- th, died at a local hospital early Sunday afternoon.- She was stricken last Monday with a cere- bral hemorrhage and had been m serious condition since. The funeral will be held this afternoon (Monday) at from the Criswell Funeral Chapel, Rev. Howard Bush officiating; burial wilj be in Memorial Park. In addition to Mr. Lain, she is' survived by a daughter, Mrs, Paula Haas, Tulsa; mother, Mrs. Cora Bingham, Ada; a sister, Mrs. B. F. Lultrell, Amarillo, Tex.; brother, H. H. Bingham of Okla- homa City; nephew, Ben Stout, jr., Dallas, and a grandson, Stev- en Huns, Tulsa. Mrs. Lain was born at New- nun, Ga., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bingham. Mr. Bing- ham was on ear- lier years were spent on a cot- ton plantation." When she was a baby the family moved to In- dian Territory, settling nt'Tisho- mingo, then capital of the Indian nation. She was educated in Tishomin- go schools and at Kidd-Kcy col- lege, Sherman, Tex, She was a gifted piano pupil and studied Cotton Looks To Good '47 Recovering from October Break, Supply and De- mand Picture Bright Outlook By KRIS KREEGER NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23. (JF) southern cotton industry appears to have substantially re- covered from the shock of Octo- ber's price break, and everyone from farmer' to broker expects 1947 to bring a slowly but steadily rising mar- ket. Brokers quote some impressive figures on supply and demand to stress the comparative soundness of today's market, and 'point to a drastic reduction in speculation since the October tumble which caused temporary closing of the major exchanges. Many producers, particularly large planters, are reported still holding onto unsold cotton in ex- pectation of higher prices. The consensus was expressed in a recent new letter by a lead- ing brokerage firm: "The cotton sitj.iat.ioh generally suggests tbat as the season higher are in store." The market has recovered nearly half the October losses. The average price- of middling spot cotton, which dropped from 38.93 to 29.20 cents a pound in October, was at Saturday's close. A "great increase in specula- tive activity" was blamed by Sec- retary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson-for the October break.' The amount of loss inflicted upon farmers by the price drop is indeterminate. The farm cred- it administration in Orleans reports payments on loans have declined since October, but they can't estimate how much is at- tributable to Ions from the mar- ket bust. Part of the repayment this area, they point out; is un- under master southwest.- teachers of the IWEATHER! l cloudy to- r.icht and Tuesday; Komewhnt fi-lder extrfino north lonight; Tuesday slightly warmer west north; low temperatures to- r.icht in low 30's extreme north lo 40-s in the south. Shopping Day To Christmas In 1016 the family moved to Ada and 'in 1917 she was -marri- ed to Yandell E. Lain of: this city. Mrs, Lain was active in music circles of Ada and for. the past ton years has boon a ''teacher of piano, evolving through experi- ment several methods 'of her own which proved highly effec- tive. Her daughter. Mrs. Hans, also has been pianist. OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec.. 23. -Thanks to Policeman W. C. Flurry, the Tony. Myers. family is. going to have a turkey dinner Christmas Day, after all. The gobbler escaped from a pen in the back yard and flew into the top of a neighbor's tree. Myers climbed the tree but the turkey flew to another tree, and after repenting the per- formance once more, Myers call- ed the police department. Flurry brought down the tur- key with, one shot from a .22 rifle. abama. Brokers point out two succes- sive years of short crops, in thb face of increasing domestic and foreign consumption, means ris- ing demand and diminishing sup- ply which is bound to bring high- er prices. "As a consequence of these two short 'says a report from the firm of Shearaon, Hammil and company, "it can be readily understood why an almost fran- tic demand for spot cotton is al- ready reported under! way in. southern markets even though the crop has just been harvest- ed." The department of agriculture is urging farmers to increase the national cotton acreage, from to "In says the Shearson, Hammil report, "if farmers do npt plant a good acreage next spring, serious'trouble seems in store for spinners in the 1948- 47 season." -K- Cold Adds To Misery Of Jap Areas Death Toll of Quake And Tidal Waves Rising As Isolated Regions Report By TOM LAMBERT TOKYCv Dec. 23, the toll of dead calculated a high as so far, thousand; of wretched, shivering Japunesi tonight huddled around fires, near the waterlogged wreckage of their homes destroyed by the earthquake and tidal waves ear ly Saturday. The home ministry listed dead, with reports still coming in from previously isolated areas in southern Shikoku Island and the Wakayama Peninsula. Kyodo news agency reported its count at killed. Kyodo listed killed, missing and injured, A bitter cold wind blew stead ily across Japan from the Man churlan plains, adding to the miserable discomfort in the tra- gic dawn Saturday. The of thou living under rail- road trestles, in forests and along the beaches, stoking little fires against the'biting winter weath- er, as relief crews sought to de- liver emergency food, clothing and medical supplies. Few Yanks In Area Lt. ,Gen. Robert L. Eichleberg- er, commander of the U. S. Eigh- th army, announced meanwhile that no American personnel had .been killed' dr injured. Less than 100, Yanks 'in Wakayama Peninsula of the quake not be evacuat- ed immediately, army headquar- ters said, because they arc in no danger and "have a job to do there." Food and fresh water was dropped., by air to1 the American garrisons. American army pilots who flew over Shikoku said the Kochi area appeared to be the worst damaged considerably harder hit than Wakayama Peninsula of southern Honshu, which also was battered by the'six tidal-waves- Landslides Problem Landslides blocked Shikoku Island rail lines. The British command at Kure also reported three landslides near Okayama, on Honshu, had blocked the main railway from Kure to Tokyo, but said the route would be restored this afternoon. Jeep convoys and crashboat expeditions were swiftly restor- ing contact with isolated Ameri- can outpost's-on Wakayama Pen- insula.( Despite Japanese reports of widespread destruction As- sociated Press Corresp6ndent Tom Lambert was unable to see extensive damage in .thnt sector when he flew over it at a low altitude yesterday. 'Japan's home ministry said peace and order are being main- tained in jjll stricken districts from which relief missions have been able to report. Winter Officially Enters Oklahoma U.S. Navy Ship Forced Out Of Dairen Harbor by Verbal Ultimatum of Russ Officers Newsmen Collared Quickly, Hailed Before Dairen Chief He Wasn't Sure What to Do Until One Slipped Out To Talk to Folks, Then Ordered Navy Vessel to Get Out Bj- RICHARD CUSHING (Formerly of tine Associated Press China SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23, still has no welcome mat out for Americans at the big Soviet-occupied port of Duir- en, Manchuria. Her "verbal ultimatum" to IT. S. navy vessel to leave Dairen within 20 minutes without de- barking an American business- man and two correspondents was the same method she used to eject three American newsmen last February. Only had on armed escort make sure we caught the train.> No American corres- pondent has been in Dairen since that time, and the American consul General, H. Merrill Ben- ninghoff, has met with great dif- ficulty attempting to set up shop. Associated Press Photographer Julian Wilson of Louisville, Ky., and Sgt. Dick Wilson, of New York City, reporter for the China edition of Stars and Stripes, rode with me into Dairen on a Soviet train last Feb. 26 after cover- ing the Russian stripping Manchurian industries in the Mukden area. Sec Army Maneuvers Full-scale. Red army maneuv- ers, complete with tanks, artil- lery and foot soldiers, could be seen from our train window as we passed the soft rolling north the city. Collared by Red army offic- ers as we registered blithely at a hotel, the Red Star, we were haled before Lt. Gen. Gcorg Kir- ilovHch Koslov (he later was re- lieved of his Kos- lov expressed considerable dis- pleasure at our presence but was uncertain what action to take. He put us in "protective cus- restricting us to our hotel un'der guards with orders to see thnt we mnde no' sighl-iicelng tours of the area. However. I managed to slip out the next morning and talk with a few civilians, including the former Danish consul, to fine out the reaction of neutrals to the Soviet occupation, and there- by roused the ire of our reluctant host, who quickly made arrange- ments for our departure. Host Angry Flushed, with re- fused an interview and said we definitely were off our beat since Dairen was "as Russian as the Red Square in Moscow" ns long as the war was the war was still on, in his view, until the peace treaty with Japan is signed. Our stay was only 24 hours old when we wore escorted out of Dairen by three armed Russians, after a parting tongue-lashing from Koslov, whose words left no doubt that Dairen was an un- healthy place for Americans. Especially so, we concluded, when an inspection of our bag- gage disclosed that carbon copies of stories we. had written about the Russian stripping of indus- tries had been filched during our stay there. By The Aifioclated Prom Winter is officially here but it brought with it spring weath- er. In the early hours of Sunday autumn ended. And then Sun- days high temperature in Okln1- homa was 73 degrees at Guynion. That was within two degrees of the highest ever recorded in the state fgr'Dec. 22, back in 1896. Other cities reporting to the weather bureau had Sunday highs' in the sixties. The over- night low was 36 at Fort Sill. In McAlester the mercury dropped only to 48 and Tulsa was nearly as warm with a low of 47. Portal Id Portal Pay Liabilities Will Be Resisted By HAROLD WARD WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. 'he United States Chamber of Commerce disclosed plans today ;o marshal its member or- ganizations behind a drive in congress to relieve employers from possible "portnl-to-portal" pay liabilities dating back to 1038. Spurred by the snow-balling claims of workers in muss pro- duction industries for twice normal overtime travel and other non-production Mcdellan Urges Non-Partisan Vote On Bilbo Contest By EDWIN B. IIAAKINSON WASHINGTON, Dec. McClellnn (D.-Ark.) appealed today to his republican colleagues lo cast aside partisan- ship in the approaching contest over Senator Bilbo McClellan emphasized to n re- porter that he hasn't decided him- self how to vote when the issue reaches the senate floor, but add- Allowed Only 20 Minutes, Incident Is Unexplained American Business Man Alto Denied Entry Into What's Suppotcd to Free Port By WILLIAM II. NEWTON (Representing the Combined World Press) DA1HEN, Manchuria, Dec. 20. United States navy ship pulled out of the port of Dairen this afternoon after re- ceiving a verbal ultimatum from Russian military officials to the effect that "unless you leave within 20 minutes we will not be r e s p o n s i b 1 e for the conse- quences." Previously, the Russian mili- cd: "I do not think thnt an effort should be made to prevent any senator from taking his sent on a time not hitherto paid for, the i basis of partisanship." chamber will submit a referen- The republican steer dum Friday to Us entire mem- bership. These members in turn will poll some companies on' a series of proposed amendments to the fair labor standards act of 1938. It is this act which makes the back-pay suits possible. It estab- lished a 42-hour work week for two years, then a 40-hour week after 1040 for employes engaged in producing goods for interstate commerce. Earlier this year the supreme leering com- mittee has decided formally to try lo bar Bilbo from his third term. Two senate committees have held public hearings on com- plaints that Bilbo (1) profited from his efforts on behalf of war contractors and other constituents and (2) sought to prevent negroes from voting in the Mississippi primary last summer. "In view of his past service and because the people of hiii stale re-elected McCJcllan said, "the senate must resume his in- e of any wrongdoing i employes are entitled to pay fo time spent preparing for their jobs on company property. (This became known as the portal-to-portal decision, because of the contract arrangement John (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Unless we get away .from'the sovereignty idea and work for one God, one world, one people, there will be a third world war and maybe sooner than we ex- W. Babson, business analyst. KRROKfJim Carter, left, and Louis Matthews of Beau- mont, Texas, received what they thought were five cashiers checks from their bank and drove to Chicago. When they tried to cash one of the checks, they .found check was made out lor When they returned the checks to the startled clerk in Beaumont, all h'e could say was, "I hope this didn't incon- venience Ado Evening News Annual Bargain Offer CLIP and MAIL TODAY Ada Evening News, Ada, Oklahoma Gentlemen: Attached find or money order) for which enter my subscription to the Ada Eve- ning News to be delivered as indicated below. BY CARRIER OR MAIL Q By carrier in Add, or Q by mail anywhere OUTSIDE Pontotoc and adjoining counties. 7 I'er Year Name Street Number or R.F.D. Town________________ State OFFER EMPIRES JANUARY 15, against him are sustained by con- clusive evidence of his guilt be- yond any reasonable doubt." Bilbo, who has denied all, in- sisted before he left to spend Christinas at his "drcamhouse" near Poplaryille, Miss., that he will bo vindicated. Further hearings by the senate investigating committee are possible next week, but the cam- paign investigating group has completed its inquiry. Senator Elmer Thomas 
                            

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