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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             If the superstition about eating block-eyed peas on New Years bringing good luck is true, that simplifies matters by making it unnecessary to bother with listing a bunch of AVCIMEC Nec Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 215 ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1946 Fine Weather Reported Due To End How But Mild Temperatures Have Been Grand While They Lasted for Oklahoma While D.e federal forecaster is talking of full-scale winter, with rain nnd snow, being due to blow into Oklahoma tonight, residents of this riren ore still basking in unhr-liovnbly mild weather. Shirt-sleeve conditions hnvc prevailed almost Jl of the time for two weeks, providing the finest of shopping and travel weather during Christinas week. Dec. 22 set some sort of mark v.-ith a high reading of 06 de- crees. This was followed by Monday with 6-1, Tuesday nnd Wednesday with 63 and a return Thursday to 64. .Xiffht Almost Summer-Warm But Thursday night was even more out of line. The govern- ment thermometer was set at 59 degrees at 7 p. m. and during the night moved it up to 63 degrees, which approaches summer wca- Iher. A gusty wind out of the south helped keep the warm night air irom being uncomfortable. However, the long-expcrtcd change may be on its way, ac- cording to the Associated Press. Some Areas to Get Snow Occasional rains beginning in the state today are due to change to snow in the northwest tonight tempo -nures diving. Rain changing to snow is forecast for the west and north Saturday, with rain and the southeast and much colder temperatures gen- erally. The weather change is due to be accompanied by strong shifting winds. Nowhere in the state did the mercury drop below 48 degrees overnight. A low of 48 was. re- corded at Guymon, which also had Thursday's springlike high reading of 72. At McAlester, the night was almost as warm as the day, t'.iat city recording a temperature range of only one degree in 24 hours. Friday's high was 62, the overnight low 61. Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Ard- more each reported a trace of recipitation overnight. 10 Poges FIVE CENTS THE COPY Truman Immigration Proposal Will Face Rocky Senate Fight Sen. Thomas Wants All Immigration Into U.S. Halted at Once, Says Too Many People Here Now WET XMAS FOR CALIFORNIA: A heavy downpour Christmas clay forced water over the curbs in sections of Los Angeles, Skee Parker took no chances with getting his wife's feet wet. When he and his- wife, Betty, returned to their home from a Christmas ride the By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, Senator Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) brought a hot congressional issue to the floor today with the as- sertion that all immigration Into the United States should be halt ed immediately. "I make no distinction as to race or Thomas told a reporter. "We already have too many people in .this country." President Truman said last October, in calling for substan- tial immigration of Jews into Palestine.'that. he is prepared to ask congress for liberalization, of this country's laws to admit thousands of refugees into the United States. Republican senators, who will hold a majority in the session starting next. indicated today they want to see Mr. Tru- man's specific proposal before they commit themselves. But Thomas, who tried unsuc- cessfully during the last session of congress to halt all immigra- tion fori five years, declared: "I .am against immigration. There may be a few exceptions, but as a general principle I am opposed to it until we get our domestic economy a little more stabilized and that may take years." He added "If I thought it would do any good I-would rec- ommend to' the state department that they close the gates as well to all Americans who want to leave this country, except for the greatest emergency." Thomas said some Americans visiting other nations "all torn to pieces and hungry and rag- ged" go "with their pockets full of money and often make scenes of themselves, bringing discredit upon the United States." Senator Taft of Ohio, chair- man of the senate republican steering told a re- porter he did not want "to ex- press an opinion one way or the other" on the reception Mr. Tru man's recommendations maj get. Says He Will Fire Adamson Rep. Thomas, Others Lash Report of Council for House Commjttee Stonewall Man Is Seriously Hurl In Hunting Accident The condition of Joe Mooney of Stonewall is reported poor at Valley View hospital where he was taken late Thursday aUfrr- after suffering a gunshot wound. It is reported that he had-'been hunting and accidentally cropped his automatic shotgun. As the gun was falling, a twig raught the trigger, discharging the sun, and bullets struck Moon- cy. It WES the first hunting acci- dent reported during the quail season. Mooney is suffering from inter- nal injuries and is given some better than a 50-50 chance to re- cover. He arrived at Valley View about p.m. Thursday and was sent to surgery where he under- went an operation that involved repairing several internal parts. The hospital record shows that Mooney is a paugcr for Stnndo- Pipeline company at Stone- wall. NEW DELHI. Dec. Condemnation of French tactics in IndoChinn was expressed edi- torially today by several north central India newspapers, one of which declared "India expects Viet-Nam to fight back, to fight hard, to fight successfully." State Spends on Highways During Kerr Administration Total of Almost Final Contract Letting of Set For Dec. 31; Pontotoc County Total OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec! of expenditures for the state's highways have been made dur- ing the four-year administration of Gov. Robert S. Kerr ac- cording to figures released, by H. E. Bailey, chief state engineer. Bailey said an estimated in additional funds will be involved in 'a final contract letting by the highway commis- sion next Tuesday, when bids are received, for improvements on 96.7 miles of highway. The report said that since January, 1943, the state has-im- proved miles of highways constructed many bridges and re- Homer F. Wilcox, Oil Leader For Many Years, Dies at Tulsa Baruch Stays Firm In Demand Against Veto in Atom Plans By LARRY HAUCK LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 27, A. Gromyko, Soviet delegate to the United Nations atomic energy commis- was absent today as the commission went into' a secret session for a showdown discus- sion of the United States plan for atomic control. Dr. S. P. Alexandrov, white- haired Russian scientist, took over his country's seat after tell- ing reporters tersely that Gromy- ko was "occupied business." with other JWEATHER] Oklahoma Partly cloudy to cloudy and decidedly co'.dei- to- night and Saturday; j.jssibly a little rain extreme east tonight; wind becoming stfonj; northerly tonight: diminishing Saturday: ;r Satui iay night and Sunday; colder Saturday night. MISSOURI. Kansas, Oklahoma t.nd normal tenvjraturcs Nebraska, west and north Kansas, north western Ok- lahoma Saturday, remainder of district Satutrday night, follow- ed by little change in tempera- ture Sunday and Monday except somewhat warmer Monday Ne- braska, northern Kansas; and northern Missouri; warmer entire Monday, night, then cold- er late Tuesday and Wednesday; temperatures will average 8-10 degrees above seasonal normal except 5-8 degrees above over Nebraska, northwestern Kansas extreme northern Missouri; moderate precipitation over dis- trict with average amount near one-half inch except light with iess than one-fourth inch eastern Oklahoma and eastern Missouri; clearing as snow Saturday, Ne- braska, western and northern Kansas and northwestern Mis- souri; rain changing to snow Sat- urday night and Sunday remain- der of district; showers most'of Tuesday. The United Stales delegate to the United Nations atomic ener- gy commission held his ground as the commission went into ses- sion behind closed doors (9 a. m. CST) as a committee of the whole to consider recommendations and general findings in the report it must make to the U. N. security council next Tuesday. For a time it appeared that Baruch's plan would encounter sailing because the Cana- dian delegation, had circulated a number of comments and sug- Kcstions affecting the proposals which Baruch wants the com- mission to adopt as its- blueprint Cor atomic control, But the "second echelon" ol the United States and Canadian delegations met for hours late yesterday and were reported to have agreed on all points, thus smoothinc the way for Baruch when the test is made 'in the commission. These reports said the United States delegation losUnofrround on its basic demands in the agreement. The two delegations were said to have been separated only on procedural matters, bul never on fundamentals. Baruch demanded at the first atomic commission -meeting last June that the veto of the five Croat powers be dropped in any atomic control system. Russia's position is an enigma. Soviet Delcttatc Andrei A. Gromyko pleaded last week for more time to study the United States plan and indicated then lie might be prepared to discuss it this week. There still is no indication whether Gromyko is prepared to co ahead with I tho discussion in tomorrow's committee meeting. paired and maintained thousands of miles of highways. Will Lose, One Cash Source With expiration Dec. 31 of the extra two-cent per gallon tax voted by the last legislature, the next administration faces a prob- lem in financing the highway program, the report added. LeFlore county, whose high- ways were badly damaged by floods in 1943, received 'a total of in highway projects Bailey said in his report. Other totals by counties elude: in- Alfalfa 388; Atoka Beaver Beckham Blaine Bryan Caddo Canadian 886; Carter Cherokee Choctaw Cleveland Coal 072; Comanche Cotton Craig Creek Delaware Dewey Gar- field Garvin Grady Grant Haskell Hughes 374; Jackson Jefferson Johnston S590.272; Kay Kingfisher Kiowa L a t i m e r Lincoln Logan Love McClain Mc- Curtain Mclntosh Marshall S033588- Mayes Murray 892; Muskogce Noble Nowata OTrfus- kee Oklahoma 797; Okmulgee Qsage Ottawa Paw- nee Payne Pittsburg., Pontotoc Pottawatomie 171; Pushmataha Rog- ers Seminole Sequoyah Stephens Texas Tulsa Wagoner' Washington Woods B. Schram, Local Merchant Dies Of Heart Attack Here C. B. 55, clothing mer- chant here for the past 14 years and widely 'known over the southwest where he traveled for years- -representing .wholesale concerns selling-'dry .-goods, died about noon.. M_. He 'sufferedXa -severe' Heart at- tack .and died a few minutes lat- er; he was at the'. store vhen the end came. Mr. Schram' had. 'been in poor health for. .several years but tiur- ing the last few days had been feeling better: than Usual. A service will-'be'held Monday morning at.11 'at .Smith Funeral Chapel; another service will be held at Fairlawn- homa City, p. m., followed by burial.' thore.' Rabbi' Joseph Leyenson of Oklahoma City will officiat. at both services. Mr. Schram was born in Fort Ark, He traveled for years over southwestern states. 14 years ago, he and Mrs. Schram established the store here which they have, operated since.. He was an active memer of the Elks club here and had ac- quaintance among business and professional people here and else- where over the southwest. Surviving are the widow; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Heilhron-and Miss Beatrice Schram of Okmul- gee and Mrs. Arnold Aronson of Oklahoma -City; two brothers, Will Schram of San Antonio Tex., and H. B. Schram of St Louis, Mo. j Tulsan Discovered Prolific Oil Sand That. Has Since Borne His Name TULSA, Okla., Dec. Homer F. Wileox, 62, widely- known Tulsa oil man, financier and civic leader the prolific oil sand bearing his name, died today at' his home from a heart attack. He retired four years ago from the H. F. Wilcox Oil and Gas Co., which. he .founded .and directed for. many years. Although-tfe sold controlling 'interest 'in 'the oil firm, Wilcox retained' an active interest in the 'petroleum indus- try and spent ih'is retirement on a huge ranch near Verdigris and at his palatial Tulsa home.. With a brother-in-law, George A. Dye, Wilcox came to in 1913 from Buffalo, N. Y., where the s pair previously had .gaged the real estate business. 2 ac- quired several oil leases, one of them ,the later, famous Gracie Call farm, a few miles south of Bixby county, and- drilled wild- cat well. Sand Named For Him His first test well, completed early in 1914, through the Mississippi lime where until then most oil drilling had found 'a highly productive sand .later named the Wilcox in honor of his discovery The well nearly filled, the foot hole- the first- day and the second became a virtual gusher producing 100 barrels of oil per WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Rep. J. Parnell Thomas who is in line for chairmanship of the house committee on un- American activities, said today his first official act in that post will be to fire Ernie Adamson as chief counsel. In a statement, Thomas, accus ed Adamson of trying to wreck the committee. He criticized Ad- amson because a copy of a rcpo-'t by the chief counsel became pub- lic before it had been submitted to committee members. Adamson's report, published yesterday, said a "revolution" might be brought about through general strike or other means- described 17 unidentified labor unions as Communist-controlled, and criticized the' congressional li ;ry as a for aliens." Librarian Denies Assertion The -latter assertion was denied flatly and completely" by Luth- er Harris Evans, librarian of con- gress. Harris told reporters he wa prepared to refute any conten- tion that employes of the li- brary's legislative reference de- partment are subversive or be- long to subversive organizations (The Adamson report first be- cano pub'ic when the Associated Press obtained a copy of it from a source other than chief counsel. publication of its con'.jnt Associated Press r-.embers, Adamson distributed copies As top ranking Republican member, he is slated to become when Republicans or- ganira the house next month.- Speaking for the CIO, Henry Fleischer scoffed at Adamson's claim. 17 important labor unions are controlled by Com- munists and that a general strike .r. this country might be used as ;he medium for a revolution to change the American form of lovernment. High Price Levels On Many Base Items Tumble Across U. S. Led by Sharp Break in New York, Chicago Butter Markets; General Cut in Food Prices Seen Later OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 27, today disclosed they are detaining six persons, five men and one woman for investi- gation in recent robberies and narcotics thefts here. They are being questioned spe- cifically about the' burglary two weeks ago Ralph's Drug here, in hour. Wilcox organized 'his oil com- pany in 1918 and the firm was credited with opening the poor farm oil pool near Bristow, Okla., the Sac and Fox pool near Stroud, the Fail-port pool in r-s- sell county, Kansas, the Pampa pool in, Grady county, Texas, and r-veral smaller fields in Okla- homa and Texas. The company also was one of the early opera- tors in the fabulous Seminole field. Had Ups And- Downs The company acquired a re- finery at Bristow, several cacing- head gasoline "plants, a fleet of jewelry and several hundred dollars worth of narcotics were taken, police said. Two the Wilcox- Pampa Oil Co., and the Wilcox- (Continued on Page 2 Column 1) ENLISTED MEN CAN GET REFUND ON SERVICE PAY 27 Enlisted personnel who' paid taxes on iricome from military service in 1941 and 1942 can pull gel a refund if they apply for it before January 1.' The refund is obtainable, the Mrs. Jessie Morgan Is Seriously HI Suffers Severe Heart At- tack at El Paso Mrs. Byron D. Johnson has just_ received word that Mrs. Jes.-ie Morgan, formej home demstration agent for Pontotoc county, is seriously ,ill in an El Paso, Tex., hospital. Mrs. Morgan resigned this "ear after many years as HDA, "and left soon thereafter to be with a I.MC iuib Kuon inereaiier to be with a ntemal revenue bureau said to- sister at El Paso. The sister, who day, because congress in exemp- was.then critically ill, died later tiny Inn nf nnlicforl i J ting the pay of enlisted men from income tax last year made the exemption go back to 1941 and 1942 for those applying before January 1, 1947. Mrs. Morgan had several light heart attacks and then a few days ago suffered a severe attack. She has been in ,the hospital for about three weeks. Two in Hospital Afler Cars Collide Near Byng Thursday Mrs, Claudine Hayden and her >rptner Charles Procter are in Valley View hospital following an accident near Byng about 4-30 p.. m. Thursday. Their condition s reported good. A third person, Alma Procter, who was riding in the Procter car was given first aid treatment and had a broken arm set, but was not kept in the hospital. Mrs. Hayden is suffering from a laceration above the left eye in addition to cuts and bruises about the body. Hospital offi- cials said that it was reported that there was a slight skull frac- ture, but it was soon learned that she suffered only a bad bruise Listing her home as Oklahoma City, Mrs. Hayden's condition was reported good early Friday afternoon. Procter, 315 South Mississippi, was badly shaken and sufferec cuts and bruises about the body He is still in Valley View wher he is being treated for shock. Highway Patrolmen Glenn Clark and O. O. Campbell inves tigated the accident, but both were out of town Friday anc could 'not be contacted for 'infor- mation. It is reported, however that, a second car involved was a 1946 Pontiac. The Procter car, a 1940 Stude- baker, was almost demolished and the Pontiac was badly damaged. By The Associated Prices for many cost of living itc-ns tumbled suddenly yester- day in major cities throughout t' i nation, led by a shnrp break- in the New York and Chicago wholesale butler markets. The decline in the butter wholesale n'ices brojghl an im- nediate drop of nii.e to 10 cents a pound in some of the principal chain stores in the east. Egg prices likewise dropped sharply in a number of places, ed by n wholesale decline of nor thnn five cents n dozen in New York, and redticlijns in some food items were reported in New York, Chicago, Boston, Phil- adelphia, Atlanta, Kansas City, Angeles and San rancisco. Clothes Prices Down At the same time, a cross- country survey by'the Associated Press showed that many of the big department stores in major cities had slashed some clothing prices by from one-third to more than 50 percent in an outbreak of post-Christmas and year-end sales. Still unsettled, however, was whether the price drops were lenipornry or whether many of them would continue to hold or CVPJ. extend thoir decline. H was learned that in Chicago, retailers' associations thoro now were looking for pronounced gen- eral reductions in food ptices in February and have been urging thoir members to get rid of Aeir present stocks. Butter Slides On the butter mnrlcet, concededly hnd boon mnintninptl at an artificially hich level in New York. When this support was withdrawn, prices fell v from one to 10 cents a pound and from two to six cents in Chicago. The Dairymen's League Coop- erative Association removed jomo of the mystery surrounding tho break in New York, whcn> charges of "rigging" had been heard. It said in a statement that it (Continued on page 2, Column 6) George Allen, 'Court Jesferr For Truman, Resigns RFC Post Shanghai's Triple Plane Disaster Has Death Toll of 71 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. mm g Name' Street Number or R.F.D. _. State OFFER EXPIRES JANUARY 15. 1M7 Sedan Stolen In 0. Recovered Found on Highway Eight Miles West of Ada A 1942 Ford sedan that was stolen in Oklahoma City early this week has been recovered by Highway Patrolman Kenneth Will and Chief of Police Quin- ton Blake. The stoldn auto was found on the highway to Stratford eight miles west of Ada. Chief Blake reports that the car we. out of gasoline and out of. oil. Joseph. S. McCallister of Okla- homa City was-in Ada Friday morning and returned in his car. No One Injured In Car-Truck (rash A car-truck accident occurred at the corner of Main and Missis- sippi about p. m. Thursday, but no one was injured. City police records show that Rufus Day, driver of a truck loaded with pipe, had backed across I Iain street and was struck by a '1938 Buick sedan driven by Wallace Stevens. The automobile struck the loaded truck about the middle of the load. -K Singapore is the world's pepper center. SHANGHAI, Dec. 27, death toll in Shanghai's Christ- mas night triple plane disaster reached 71 todi.y with the deaths of three more passengers. Among the 11 .injured survi- vors is Capt. K.ilph Brand Preus, Minneapolis, pilot of one of the airliners that crashed hear fog- bound Shanghai after exhausting its gasoline. Preus suffered se- vere head and face injuries and a fractured leg, but doctors gave him. a good chance to live. The government set up a board to investigate the crashes. The inquiry centered about Shang- hai's only commercial airfield, Lungwa, which has no marker beacons and uses 15 year ol communications equipment. The companies that owned th planes the Chinese nationa Aviation Corp. and the Centra Air Transport they would pay Chines dollars at official-exchang rates but on the curren market) to dependents of eac victim. A 4-year old Chinese boy Wong Dee-Dee, probably was th only person aboard any of th three planes to escape uninjured He was found sleeping in th wreckage of Preus' plane yes terday. He said he couldn't ge out, was cold, shouted for hour for help, and finally fell asleep It was presumed his parent were killed in the crash. A fourth plane earlier report ed missing and feared to hav< crashed made a safe landing a another airfield. Stale Man Faces Abduction Charges Accused of Forcing Kansan From Home to Drive Him In Wild Ride HARRISON, Ark., Dec. 27, UD Policeman L. W. Hyden said today formal felony charges would be filed against a man docketed as David Dyer, 28, Ok- lahoma City, for the abduction of Milton Beach, 31, Oskaloosa, Kan., attorney, as soon as the listrict prosecutor returned to iis office from a holiday vaca- :ion. The extent of the charges will be left up to the prosecutor, R. E. Rush, Hyden said. Dyer was arrested by Carroll county authorities yesterday in a barn near the spot where Beach's car was wrecked after a wild ride Christmas night following his abduction. Hyden said Dyer forced the at- torney at gunpoint from the home of friends near here to drive him in Beach's automobile over backcountry roads in Car- roll county where the car was wrecked. In the wreck, Dyer lost his the officer said and Beach escaped. Ryden said'a man and woman booked as Arnold Gregory, 25, and Miss Lucille Jackson, Oklahoma City, were being held on an open charge for investiga- tion. They were passengers in an automobile which was wreck- ed near the residence from which Beach was taken during a chase shortly before the abduction, he said. Expected to continue At Close Adviser After Stept From Official Capacity WASHINGTON, Dec. E. Allen resigned today as a director of the Reconstruc- tion Finance Corporation after recommending a sweeping revi- sion of the act under which RFC operates. President Truman immediately appointed John D. Goodloe, now RFC. general counsel, to replace Allen when the resignation be- comes effective Jan. 16. Announcing the actions. Pres- idential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters: "When the president appointed Mr. Allen last January, Mr. Allen said he would be.willing to serve only a year. He was appointed with that Ross added that Allen is going to the White House to see Mr with Goodloe, and is taking a report of the RFC prnmending "important changes m the act creating the RFC Would Drop Wartime Powers HOES described the recommend- ations as calling for "drastic changes which would corpletolv rewrite the RFC act to eliminale all wartime emergency powers and consolidate all lending auth- ority under one law. Ross said Allen's letter of res- ignation reached the White House today and thai President Truman replied immediately, accepting it. However, Ross said, the resigna- tion hnd been discussed previous- ly with Allen. Allen, known as the "court jester of the administration, lit- erally kidded himself into the chuckling approval of senators Wjien us nomination was ent to Capitol Hill by Mr. Truman last January. Before the While House an- nouncement of the resignation, Allen had met reports of his re- tirement with n wisecrack Quips When Called From Bed Called out of bed during the night as the reports spread, Allen brawled: 'I have no comment to make and you can tell your readers that got out of bed to make i When he look the a st with the RFC, it was learned, Allen did so with the undorstand- ng that he would remain a year. In what Truman intimates now erm "the black days" following he Nov. 5 election, Jthers in the inner circle told riends he "never would think of onvmg the president now." However, a friend of Allen sai-J oday, "the picture has brightened lenty for the Truman adminis- ratjqn since then." TH' PESSIMIST Bok If. Leading livestock state in the United States is Texas. Newt Lark's wife chopped 'er left foot off yisterday with th' new axe he gave 'cr for Christmas. Th' feller who sets back on 'is laurels generally don't set for long.   

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