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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Christmas day will probably not be whitein Oklahoma this year, but people in Oklahoma have become accustomed to making the best of any kind of weather in this section of th. U.S.A. Avcnse Net Nov. iMItl Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 213 ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1946 24 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY This Is Happiest Christmas In Three Years for Plucky Polio Victim Back on Feet Douglas Hutchings Finally Out of Cast, Getting About Under Own Power, Making Up Lost Time in School Christmas will be a joyous occasion at the J. A, Hutch- ings home, 403 West Fifteenth, this year and the happiest person in the entire household will be Douglas, who will be celebrating his most cheerful Christmas in three years. Stricken with infantile paralysis more than three years ago. Doug spent that Christmas in a hospital where he hard- ly realized that the Yuletide season had rolled around. _, I It will be the first Christmas In three seasons that Douglas has been able to do almost anything that ho wnn.lod to do without hav- ing lo ask some one to 'arry him or push his wheel chair for him. Never Once Complained Douglas is an exceedingly proud youngster, who no thought that he might be nfflict- od. His broad smile is known by ovory child nllciiding Washington grade .school where Doug is u student, His mother said that there were many trying limes during the time that Doug has been suffer- ing from infantile paralysis, but never once did ho complain about a single; thing. has been even more than could lio expected of n younflslor II! yrnrs of age. In Iron Lung For Week IpougliiK to Crippled Children's hospital in Oklahoma To Orphans, Jaycees Revel in Annual Yule Get-Together Onr oould oasily see the gleam in tho (-yes of the youngsters (is 1hov innrohod inio tin: room 10 tho Ada Jayocos giv- ing thrir annual Christmas Monday evening at lha B.'iplist orphanage, north of Ada. All the kiddies, dressed in Ihoir Sunday best, stood before tin; Jjiyc'ce audience and introduced themselves as they entered Ihe :oorn. Children Give Program I'urt Barney Brice, superintendent o.r the orphanage, noted as mas- ter of ceremonies; after the in- troductions, tho children gave their self-prepared program and sanfi a number of Christmas Following this. Trice Bromler- ic-k, Jnyroe president, introduced Ihe Smith Victory singers, who renditions of "White Winter Wnn- :md Silent Night. I'.ex Murriwin, supci inlendenl of Ada schools and sinriiil magicinii. gave a show that b'.i'.h thrilled the children mid y t i f i e d them. (The kids weren't tho only dues who were, rr-ystifiori either.) Tlion Came Siinfa Then crime the old jnan the children were for--- Sanla Ho made his ;i highway putrnl aeronipanied liy two palrol- jnen. He mingled with tho kids. Heavy Fire Damage To Auto Firm Flames Confined to Front Of Spann-Denison Build- ing; Roles Laundry Has Blaze Fire that is said by authorities to have started in one of the front officefe did considerable damage to the Spann-Denison Motor com- pany building, 223 West Twelfth, The fire started early Monday night and was discovered by n passerby about 10 p.m. Two other fires Tuesday morning were ex- tinguished by Ada firemen. Fire Chief Ed Haley said that the fire apparently started in one of the front offices and spread over the ceiling to almost all of the front part of the building. Smoke Was Handicap Tho blaze was concentrated in n central, location, but firemen could not get close enough to play a stream of water on the lire until a part of the smoke could be cleared away. To keep the fjre from spread- ing, firemen took large hoses to the top .of the building and kept the top wet at all times, saving buildings and equipment on either side of the burning build- in K. TJic fire chief said that he had no idea of how the fire started and didn't give an esctimate of how much damage was done. Four Hour Job It was the third time in less than 10 years that the samejbuild- ing has been partially destroyed by fire and the damage Monday night was probably lighter than ther of the other two done at either fires. Firemen worked continually nskmj; them tin been (i! euurse they all had. With the help of two Jayeeos, Santa presented Ihr children their presents. Names had been to the and presents wen- bouclil according- thoio was a mixtip. One little girl named Hobby got n how am! arrow si-l and a scout knife, while n hltle boy named received a :.et of dishes. But they traded, and everything lino. After thp presentation of gifts, each Jaycoe found the child whose name lie had drawn mid talked with the child. Some of the Jayceos wanted to take I ho I'.ids homo with them over the holidays, but it is against tho rules for any child under M to flay out ovorngihl. Delicious refreshments wore provided by tho hosts alter Ihe procram The Jaycees expressed their deeply felt sentiments Ihus- ly. -I think that this is the most riding bv uf." program sponsored i.w EAT HER! OKLAHOMA: Generally fair tonieht and Christmas; with lit- tle- in fl.KMly wannfr .'Kiulhon.'it tfi low tcmpc-raturoi in ;Ws, (Continued on Pago'2 Column I. R. H. Norfhcott, (oalgate Pioneer, Dies af Age of 83 H. H. (Uncle Dirk) Norlhcott. (Ill, died Monday nl'tenioon nl his home in Cnalgulo; Ihe funcr-al held Tiii'jiclny nftoruoon nl the Coajgnti: Church cf Christ. Hi.1! life spun cuu.'onipnsMed Iho story of many pioneers oC this stale, Hi- was born nl Nashville, Tcnn., in lUli.'i, the family moving h> Sherman, Tex., when ho was 17. Ills Mr, nnd Mm. An- drew Jneliiiim Northcolt, died in Hi1 was married lo Hcboe- i'ii HlggluM nl Sherman In 1U94. They moved in lo Indian Territory, acquiring a farm six miles west of Conlgnte. There he lived until Iwo years a Co, active a.-; a rinUicmnn for niaiiy yearn; his health fordid him to move inio Conlgale in IH'I'I. hatl .-ipe.nl much of Ihe time this year with a daughter, Mrs, Kayo .Hrechoen, North S'rnin-is, in Ada, nnd she was with him nt the lime, of his de.nlh. Surviving nre the widow; Mrs, Hrechcon and thrnn sons, Lcc of McAllister, Horace of Oklahoma City Clyde Northcolt of Conl- gntc. Northcott is a grad- uate of East Central college, for- mer Coal c-ourily superintendent and is now with the stale depart- ment of education. CHfCKASHA, Doc. 24. Maj. F. O. Hamilton, Oklahoma City, has boon assigned to Chick- iisha as regular army instructor for the IflJlth Field Artillery Bat- talion. He commanded a howitz- er battalion in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and World War Two. Germany in WATQNGA, Dec.' 24. Vanco L. Don ton, nKsisln.nl coun- ty ngont for tho last five months, has boon appointed l.o succeed C. W. Van llyning, who resigned for almost four hours before part ot the were stopped A number of automobiles nnd pickups were inside the building, but all were removed without be- ing damaged by fire or smoke. Employees of the firm went inio the smoke filled building and drovoj.no vehicles out, Parts Department Saved Orville Spann said that his purls department is located near tho front of the building, but lit- II damage was done to them be- cause firemen were careful to keep .streams of water Irp.m play- ing on them, After tho fire in the office was brought under control, it was nec- essary for firemen go lei a storeroom abovi; rhe office and exlinguish a blnzu that was burn- ing there. After the blaze started spread- ing, it was-fed'by tires, tire tubes nnd oil that was stored in the space above the office. The only nenr casually other than a number of firemen made sick by the smoke wns Wayne Vickors, who suffered minor burns on lha top of his head. He was linndllng ri hose when hot tar dripped on his head, painfully burning the skin. Adj. Henry Vnn Dee, Salvation Army, was on hand with his pot full of coffee and every once in n while n firenian stopped to drink a cup of juva, Tho first lime Ihe building was burned in 1938 a local building conlrnclor rcbuill the damaged portion in just 21 days; however, that same eontrnctor said that i' would possibly lake a liltle long- er this time. Five ploctiH of fire fighting rrri- chlnory was employed by the fire doparlmerit. In addition to a -pair of. large pump trucks, the large ladder truck wns put to use. Laundry Damaged' Loss than four hours after fire- men left the scene of the Spann- Denison firo, another nlami wns turned in. Firemen rushed .equip- ment lo Roles Laundry on North Bluff where n holwaler healer had sot tho sido of the building' on fire, There was some damage done both lo equipment and to the building, but Chief Hnley de- clined to make an estimate on the damage done. The blaze at Ihe laundry wns much easier fought as it was con- fined lo n much smaller area and was a one.-story building. Firemen were still getting thii'r equipment ready when another alarm was turned in. time .hey rushed lo the Knolts Bakery where nn oven caught fire. Fire- men handled this silualion with- out the use of any water. --K- Throngs Assemble At Bethlehem To Celebrate Anniversary Eve Rites Slate Plays Santa Claus Started 10 Years Ago As Joke on Angry Legislator, It's Happy Practice Now OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 24, Oklahoma's official Santa as a joke on an angry legislator 10 years ago- set out today in a highway de- partment truck to bring Christ- mas to orphans in state and pqynte institutions. The gifts for the children will be just as numerous this year as in the past bul they'll be a little smaller. The Santa Claus the official limited to an expendi- ture of per child and, like ither shoppers, found prices are ligher this season. The commission was created by what Oklahomans still call the 'spending sixteenth" legislature. During Ihe session Rep. Sandy Singleton nrose and angrily dc- lounced extravagance, declaring, 'we may as well establish a Snn- :a Claus commission while we.'re at it." The legislators promptly pass- ed a bill to create such a body. _ Stale appropriated funds for ;hc commission are supplemented 3y private donations. Every. Santa Claus letter the orphanage inmates write goes to he commission. Most of the children get what they ask for .becnOSif lists of "suggested items" nrc sent to onch" institution for the orphans to glance over. The youngsters' letters sponk well of the commission's work. One parentlcss child, remem- bering her worth of Christmas last year, wrote the Santa Claus 'You give me such nice things I hope I can live here Another solemnly opened his letter lo Santa: "This is the greatest moment of my J.W. Bolen Is Dead J. W, Bolen, pioneer attorney, former district judge, died at his home Tuesday about o'clock. Funeral arrangements will he announced later by Criswell Funeral Home. The widow and two survive. Judge Bolen had been confined to his home tor some time by ne.ss. KNOW ANY GOOD BARROOM STOIUES? anyone hrfs some authentic old western'bal- lads or some tail tales Hint were Ada Turns To Gladsome Day Holiday to Prevail Throughout "Merry Christmas" Ada turns joyfully today the celebration of Christina Eye with its touch 6f mystic hap piness for the children, and to morrow to the Christmas noli day. Business and industry wil slow almost to a standstill fo the day, with stores closing, pub lie offices remaining quiet. NO PAPER WEDNESDAY Tlic Artu News, in keeping with its minimi custom, is also taking a holiday and will nut publish a paper on Wednesday. The newspaper will appear again in homes over this area on Thursday. The News man- agement and staff join in ex- tending a heartfelt "Merry Christmas" greeting to all, rc- 'jolclng I is this second post-war Yulctidc and joining in fervent hope in the general concern that there will be many more such Christmas seasons before T-if shadow of war falls across the land. Schools have been quiet since last Friday afternoon and thou- sands of youngsters nre making the most of the glad season. The posloftice remains open until 6 o'clock today to accomo- date Into gift senders, Regular delivery and window service wir be omitted Wednesday but Rift parcels will be taken to thcli desinations during the day. And for nil there Is ringing happily the cheeriest of greetings Christmas and a Hap- py New Year." told along, the trails and bars of the pioneqr west.i the Library of Congress would like to see them. Dr. Duncan .Emrich, chief of the library's folklore section, is lending the hunt for such mate- rial and west Is In collecting its folklore, and it it doesn't begin to get some of it now, a lot will be lost." Hospital Is Scene Of Chrislmas Party On Monday Night Employees of Valley View Iios- pital attended a Christmas party Mondny. night in the staff hall in the hospital and more than 100 persons attended. Most of thtose attending the affair were employees, according to the su- perintendent. It was one the largest events of tho yenr for employees. Names were drawn several days ago and presents were exchanged at the Monday night party. The dietician prepared cookies and punch for the group. J. F. Barker, superintendent, said thata group of carolers wil) ?o through the of the hospital .Christmas day singing "hristmas songs. In addition to all other activ- ity at the hospital Wednesday, Barker will accompany hospital attendants to each room in the hospital. On the rounds, he will Dersonally wish every patient in the hospital n "Merry Christ- "ns." Every tray served nt'the noon meal will be decorated with red mcl green trimmings in an effort to cheer each patient. Off to a Big Start The most surprised lltlle girl in nil Floricln, on this, her first Christmas, is Sharon Monts DcOca, of Jacksonville, who wonders what this giant bunny is all about and where it came from. Some 'Little Nazis' Granted Amnesty by American Zone on Day Before Christmas By JAMES J. DEVLIN FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. ly "Little Nazis" in the American of occup.ition were granted amnesty dny before proclamation of Gen. Joseph T. IvfcNarney, U. S. commander n Europe. By the amnesty the number nf Germans in the Amr-ricnn :one liable to prosecution under denazification laws is re- duced from approximately to about amnesty, the announce- ment said, will apply to all per- sons who are not chargeable un- tler_ the "law of liberation from national socialism and militar- ism" us major offenders, or of- fenders whose yearly income during the calendar years JD-IH nnd was less than marks and whoso taxable prop- erty in did not exceed 21) NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Supreme Court Justice Henry G. Wenzel would like to have one certain individual before him in oh, brother, wouldn'-t 10 clamp down! He would ber the one who got nto the official parking lot be- lind the Queens general court house yesterday and drove off the jurist's 1946 automobile, aden with Christmas packages. GUTHRIE, Dec. 24. ic gained approximately 500 res- dents in 1940, a survey of meter nstallutions for water, gus and lectric users, disclosed. Ada 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 Ada, or Q by mail anywhere OUTSIDE Pontotoc and adjoining counties. 7 Per Year Name Street Number or R.P.D. Town State OFfEB EXPIRES JANUARY 15. 1M7 'resident fo Speak To Nation, Fly Home for Christmas WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 'resident Truman, after deliv- ring a Christmas greeting to the ation today, will fly home to Missouri tomorrow to wish his nother a Merry Christmas in erson. Rounding out a series of itionnl Yuletide ceremonies nl ic White House, the chief exceu- we planned to speak to the i virtually on Christmas Eve, coi.inl.i-y over the major networks not ''W'dwl no much as n 000 marks. Also exempted from prosecu- tion arc persons not major offen- ders, or offenders who arc more than 50 per cent disabled. Mc- Narnoy usllmatod that the am- nesty would apply to matcly pursonn, Mnjar Policy Change Tho announcement, whilo'com- approxi- at about p. m. His -Jive-minute tulle will cll- mux a. tree lighting program on the south lawn of tho White House, where Mr. Truman spoke last year first postwar re- sumption the occasion. This afternoon's program, in- cluding music by the marine band, gotii unclor way at p. nil The presiclont will take off from national airport about a. m. for Kan- sas City, to spend Christmas day with his mother, 04-year-old Mrs; Martha E, Truman of Grandvlew. Mn., and other members of tho family. The first lady nnd Mnrgnrot. Truman loft for the "little White House" nt lust week. Independence, Mo., Thq president's tentative sche- dule culls turkey dinners with his mother, his wife's fam- ily and with an elderly aunt in Independence. Mr. Truman will fly back to He will be accompanied by his military aide, Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vuughan who will drive from Kansas City to Glasgow, Mo., to visit his own mother. holidny present, but as -n major change in American policy. H appeared aimed nl breaking the log-jam nf mulUludinoun cases in dommficnllon courts so that full attention could bo rii- roctcd to bringing major offend- ers to justice more quickly, Approximately Ger- mans have been required to fill out (.leniixlflciillon quoHl.lonnalrod and about of that num- ber havu boon fount! chnrgoable under the Jaw. The number chargeable will bo reduced lo-approximately 000 as a result of today's amnes- ty. Can I'uiilfjli Active "1 am sun: thai this amnesty will permit Gorman lulininiiUni- IIon to proceed moro vigorously l.o nook out and punish the active Nazis who brought destruction on their country nnd nt the same tune will. encourage lliose who come under Us terms to sook the wnyu of McNnrnt-y said. The general gave the news fo Washington Thursday afternoon, the Germans in person by nd- WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. A state department official said today the Russians acted within their legal rights in refusing ad- mission of- an American business- man and two newsmen to .the Manchurian port of Daircn last Friday. The businessman and news cor- respondents were aboard a navy vessel which subsequently was ordered by the 20 minutes leave Daircn. Peps Up Pearls An English gem expert recom- mends baths in newly-gathered honey to restore the lusler lo pearls that have grow- dull. Most satisfactory results nre produced by treatments of 40 hours at two- week intervals, for a period of six months, says. dressing a Christinas gathering of citizens in a public square of this U. S. army headquarters city. It was Ihe first time the llicalpr ctimmnndcr had appeared nt u meeting. So far as was known, the Unit- ed States was alone in adopting the amnesty procedure. None of the other three occupying powers had announced intentions of any similar aclion up lo the time Mc- Narncy spoke. Procession Moves From Jerusalem To Jesus' Birthplace Many Thousands of Peo- ple Along Historic And at Bethlehem Manger Square By CARTER L. DAVIDSON BETHLEHEM, Dec. 24. Throngs of Christians worshipped today in the ancient stone church built over the Grotto where Christmas began, the humble birthplace of Jesus Christ. Tho Louis Hnrliissina, vcn- ornhlc; liomiin Catholic patriarch, began Chriiitinas eve vespers after milking the traditional Christmas pilgrimage from the old city of Jerusalem. He has headed the Cnlholic clergy in Palestine for 28 years. Several, thousand Pilgrims packed the Bothlohem manger square, where the devout mingl- ed with Ihe furious. Bnrlnssina, who will conduct high pontifical mass nt midnight, made his way inio the birthplace town of Christ at the hi-ad of a colorful, respectful procession. Carloads of Dignitaries Five colorfully garbed mount- ed police escorted him. In the .irocession worn carloads of church dignitaries and govorn- ncnl officials, winding slowly over Die road first built by thn lomiins. At Mount Klias monastery in ha bliii- Jurirnn hills, where Christian mid Arab nolnblus from hn small village of Bo.it Jnls, where tradition says King Saul was horn. The piirndo by tomb, in vhieh lay Ihe remains of Jacob's vifo, Mayor Issn Kffcndl Banduk of 3e.thlc.hom and olhe.r notnblon iwaitod the procession nt this of (own for nn cxcur- ion through the undent bazaar district lo Ihe church built over the grotto whore Jesus w.is born. Air of FcHllvity Prevails An air of festivity prevailed in Jerusalem nnd the political situation remained calm. There Kllll was evidence that Palestine was one of (he world's trouble spots. At a. in., n few Christian Arabs, in a premature holiday cclebralion, fired half a dozen shots into the air in the capital within earshot of the guards near the barbed wire skirting public offico buildings. Tho guards, re- membering recurrent terrorist raids, began laying down a bar- rage of Brcn gun fire. Armored earn wheeled up and the whole city was tense for pie-dawn hour. Palestine police and British military pollen, .smart in now uni- forms, were oi) duty along the Bethlehem road to cope with some cars trying Ui secure parking spaces available for a fi.-W hundred. Some M.OOO sol- diers in all were expected to make, up half the totnl throng at the Mtmger Square in Bethlehem. Priests and their helpers fin- ished preparing the nil HIM of tin; Church of lliu. Natlvlly and St. Ca I her! lie's. CAUTIOUS AGE BOISK, Ida., Doc. '24. About 50 lifihts atop Idaho's cap Hoi do'me are burnpd out, and custodian Mart Garvin says they can stay out ax far as his stuff In ooncm-nod until a young man volunteers to scale n 30-fuot lad- der to the "Our men are loo old to climb tho ho said. He explained that the young- est member of his staff is 60 years old. The eldest i.n 77. TH' PESSIMIST Hr Hnfc LAW WORKS FAST AND JORGENSEN LOSES Ted Jorgcnsen reported his auto- mobile stolen and Sheriff Albert Erdahl's deputies promptly be- gan a hunt for it. They found it next day in a garage, just in time to prevent the start oi an overhaul job by a mechanic who had 'moved it into the garugu thinking it be- longed to a customer who had ordered tho work Lem Wheeler says wishes he would git as much money for Christmas as th' bags under "is eyes would hold. Th' only datos Miss Fanny Frail ha.'i had in some time 're th' kind you oat.
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