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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma --- !!! h !^ Q>    ,0med    thc    bowl    9° mes    the    pr.ce    situation    in    on    outlook    heovily    uncertain    but    ot    the    some    time    mighty    Interesting    in    day,    looming    just    ahead. Average Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation 43rd Year—No. 216 THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION Wintry Weather In Sweep Across State Rapid Change in Ada from Mild Temperatures To Cold Saturday as Chilly Wave Replaces Worm Spell Occasionally thc weather forecaster needs a bit of vindication when conditions are uncertain, but he doesn’t need APA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1946 Happy Day Awaits Him When He Learns $575 He Left in Slacks He Didn't Buy Still Is His O happy day! Or at least it wdl dc* when the loser of a billfold containing $575 finds that it wasn t lost at all but is being held by the cashier at Anthony’s Department store until he is contacted to claim it. During the Christmas rush a customer, slightly inebriated or, in nicer terms, full of spirits, ap-proached A. F. Woods, assistant manager of the store, with intention of buying some new slacks. Displaying a great deal of patience and with the utmost of care Mr. Woods tried several pairs of slacks on the man, but to no avail—no sale. Not until after Christmas when employes of the store were cleaning the stock, did Mr. Wood come across a pair of slacks that seemers unusually heavy. Curiosity got tne best of him and he started invest -ating and found the billfold containing the $575. Efforts are being made to contact the man, who lives across the state. Guesses are that if he had a gloomy Christmas, it wasn't due entirely to a hangover. Sees Lowering Of Grocery Prices OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 28. Don W. Lyon, secretary-rnanagcr of the Oklahoma Retail Grocers association, today preened that grocery prices soon would begin a general decline which would end with prices below ceilings which existed during the war. Lyon said he believed that Prices m Oklahoma City already had reached their peak* and that the decline had . tarted. He added that shoppers are bringing prices down by refusing to buy. A chain store manager here who refused to be quoted, said ne believed the drop in prices would be noticed within three add ^ that he believe^ the only grocery store shortage which actually exists at i. «e present time is in paper products. with other items made scarce by hoarding, lack of distribution and prices. ^ any of it this weekend. He had said cold and wet, and although until near noon Saturday there wasn’t much indication he was to prove right, the afternoon and early night combined to give his batting average goodly boost. Mercury Tumbles Rapidly with a cold wind whipping through this area, it is already a bit difficult to believe that Friday afternoon was warm enough for a 76 degree minimum. But that is what the federal observer here reports. Saturday morning was dampish, and a mild shower at noon barely hinted at the major change. Then the air began changing and so did downtown garb, from shirtsleeves to dress coats, to topcoats. The thermometer tumbled rapidly before nightfall. Meat Spoiled in Warm Spell The cold ended an unusual warm spell during which much meat from hogs butchered in an earlier cold spell some weeks ago spoiled in smoke houses over the area. According to the Associated Press, strong northerly winds carried wintry weather into Oklahoma Saturday, with light snow and sub-freezing temperatures over most of the state and snow and colder forecast for the entire state Sunday. The federal weather bureau issued - special livestock warning Saturday afternoon as the mercury dropped sharply, with a low or ll degrees reported at Guymon in the Panhandle which had a maximum reading Friday of 71 degrees. Light snow, sleet and rain were reported from northern Oklahoma Saturday night 24 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPT trite In GOP Ranks Heads For Impact On Work Done By Congress Soon To Open Dozen Die In Plane Crash Airliner Disaster in Eire Occurs on Island in Shannon River Million Lost In Grain Fire Second Elevator Blaze In Minneapolis in IO Days Destroys Hugo Storage MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28. (&— The million bushel capacity grain elevator of the Brooks Elevator Corporation was destroyed by fire today, after an explosion shaded a cupola atop the five- .....  '    and    sheet metal Snow Piles Up Over Missouri, Kansas Temperatures to Skid Farther as Slues Begin Clearing Today HOW TO START THE NEW YEAR VVRfivr • v land Ohio. worried about just how much too yeaFS ; ^ icha £ d McLaughlin of Cleve-and he decided that he’d find out. So, getting a new tube    -/^* na,, X- 11 got him down out every bit of toothpaste, as at left, above That wls nw    m wifes rolling pin to squeeze Attacking the problem with a ruler a taoe meacu™    but    measuring it was another matter. ally emerged triumphant. Aetuk^hel5%£f^t*J!SL“«2JP ent V* fo . ldin * rule - as ri *ht, he fin-dered what you can do with that much tubeless toothpaste. s oI pastc - McLaughlin then won Assessment Time Arrives Thursday Real Estate To Be Increased By ROBERT HEWETT SHANNON AIRPORT, Erie Dec. 28, (A*)—A Trans-World Air-1 ***«*».•« line    Constellation plane settling    story wood to land    at Shannon airport crash-    structure. , m ^ es short of the mist- M. L. Kane,    vice    president    and ™ nway ear } y . ‘oday.    general manager    of    the    corpora- Killing 12 persons and injuring i tion, said the structure was near-ll others, some of whom were! J.V lull of grain but he dlc?fned (fly Adding 75 New Waler Melen, 145 Mole Usable Six Negroes Were Lynched in 1946 TUSKEGEE, Ala., Dec. 28 — —MX negroes rn three southern states—the largest number in recent years—lost their lives this ye *J as a result of lynchings. Dr . D Patterson, president of Tus-K€gee Institute, announced today ne information was include*d m the -33rd annual lynching report compiled by the 'institution’s department of records and research. States in which the lynchings occurred were Mississippi (I) Georgia 4), and Louisiana <1). In the latter state, another victim later regained consciousness and escaped from the same mob, Dr Patterson said. The peak year for lynchings,’* he revealed, “was 1892 following the Civil war when 231 persons_ es white and 162 negroes-Tost their lives. Dr Patterson said two indictments have been returned—one each in Mississippi and in Lou-ls;ana—-but no convictions have resulted from the 1946 lynchings. SISSEL Y[ants congress TO KEEP OLD RULES WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—(fl>) —A move to nullify the congressional organization plan “stream-Jm r.g the committee structure the house and senate was ad- T • u By Th * Associate* Presa Light snow, which started falling last night (Saturday) over most of Kansas and northwestern Missouri, will cover the two states today, as a strong north wind drives in the winter’s first storm of blizzard proportions. Clearing skies this afternoon (Sunday) in northwestern areas of the two states will be accom-fures Plummeting tejnpera- The mercury’s upper range today will be from IO in the north to about 25 in the southern sections of the two states. Tonight in northwestern Kansas the readings will be 5 to IO below zero, and from 5 to IO above in the southeast. In Missouri tonight the low will be from zero to 5 below in the northwest, to IO or 15 above in the southeast. Snow had covered all but southeastern Kansas last night. ui Hays -where the fall had continued all day, about one-half inch was on the ground by nightfall, drifting slightly. Wichita reported featherly snow, not enough to drift. At Leavenworth the white blanket was sticking on the ground. Southeastern Kansas wa * having freezing rain. The snow carried over into northwestern Missouri, with freezing rain reaching into central Missouri, and light rains falling further south. Thunderstorms were reported along the southern border. Lowest temperature reported yesterday in Kansas was 8 at Goodland. and tbe hi « h was 35 at C hanute. In Missouri the minimum was 17 at Tarkio and the maximum 55 at West Plains The 75 water meters received a week ago last Saturday are being installed and as many ole meters that were ‘out of whack’ are being taken up. Instead of throwing the nonworking meters in the scrap pile they are being salvaged and put into working condition, according to City Manager W. E. H sen. About 70 of the 75 old meters replaced are being completely overhauled and can be used, which means that .there are 145 usable now after the purchase of only 75 new ones. Hansen said that some 400 new meters are urgently needed to fill the places now occupied by ‘dead meters. With the purchase of 400 new meters, there will be between 900 and 1,000 additional working meters rn Ada; it is estimated that there are about 850 to 900 non-working meters now in place. In most instances, the meters being replaced have only one or two worn out parts. A complete line of spare replacement parts ^ be P urcha sed and kept available to make the needed repairs. T* e addltiona 1 parts needed will cost money, but nothing like explains n * W meters ’ Hans <m (arrie Jacobs Bonds Dies al Age of 14 Heart Attack Fatal To Woman Who Wrote "End Of a Perfect Day" by Rep. Rankin Vaneed today it) -Mils ) He announced he will offer a motion on the opening day to nave the new house adopt the same rules accepted by the 79th congress when it began functioning in 1945. Prospects that Rankin’s move wouxd succeed appeared doubtful in view of the announced intention of the republican leadership to support the reorganization p-ian. Scientists say there are 1,800 storms going on every minute. riel e they been peeking in neighbors' windows? WEATHER I -*---*---- ■  ...... ■    ■    4 Oklahoma — Clear and colder east and south Sunday night; Monday fair, continued cold, ELghny warmer panhandle rn e: tem ooa. Churchill Uses Kind Christmas Words LONDON, Dec. 28. -— (ZP) Recent harsh words were forgotten when Winston Churchill sent birthday greetings to Prime Minister Stalin. “All persona 1 good wishes on your birthday, my wartime cornel? 0 ’ u     a    i- te l e Sram from Churchill to Stalin which was released for publication tonight. My warm thanks for your good wishes on my birthday,’ Stalin replied. ARMY~REVAMPING ITS £r A * PONS AND VEHICLES V ASHINGTON, Dec. 28. (ff*)- The army is “making very good Progress” in revamping all its weapons and vehicles for use by air transportable divisions, Maj Gen Henry B. Sayler said tonight. Virtually all weapons used in the recent war, including such big items as tanks, are being modified and drastically lightened in weight, he told reporters. ——-ic---- Cleopatra used Nile River clay lo improve her complexion, but bmnett-Meaders uses auto ‘knowhow’ to give you ton*- i n servicc 12-29-It HOLLYWOOD Calif., Dec. 28. tsp) Carne Jacobs Bond. 84 composer of many of the nation’s favorite songs, died today of a 41F attack in her home here. "7 itcr tbe near-classic, End of a Perfect Day,” was st. lek en this afternoon and found dying by Mrs. Jaine Palmer, her business manager, and Mrs. Howard Berbeck, a close friend. one had lived in semi-retirement for more than a decade. Most of her songs which set an entire country to humming were written in the period from 1895 through 1910. One of her latest songs was “The Flying Flag ” published in 1940. Her only survivors are two granddaughters, Dorothy Jaehne, Austin, Tex., and Elizabeth Walter, with the U. S. army in Germany; and a half brother, James • Los Angeles. FteeMeTBus Explosion, Fire * WORLAND, Wyo., Dec. 28. (ZP) --Discovery of the body of Pat Laughlin, about 50, raised the death toll in a flaming bus to five today. The bus was showered with gasoline after a collision with a ju ° n a nar row snow-covered bridge nine miles north of here yesterday. The body of Caughlin, a sheep ranch worker, was found in a seat near the rear of the bus when the debris from the collapsed roof was cleared away. Watch Repair Man Retires C. O. Goddard's First Job When Brother Couldn't Rut Dollar One Together a L rs * ‘job’ paid him IO cents. And since that time C. O. Goddard, 507 West Sixteenth, has had many thousands of watches in his hands as he repaired them. After 41 years as a watch repairman, Goddard is retiring from full time service at the re-P a n* bench, effective January I. But to go back to his first job He and a brother were boys on a Texas farm when they receivec as presents a dollar watch each. As boys will, they took the watches apart to see how they worked. Goddard got his back together all right but the brother couldn’t do it and finally offered C ;9* a .dime to P ut his together, which he did successfully. By the time he was a young man he was interested in such work, was employed at Hillsboro, Tex two years, then went to Whitney with T. M. Yarbro, and when Yarbro moved to Ada came to this city early in 1924, continuing with Yarbro’s since. Watches have changed little basically in the four decades he has dealt with them, Goddard remembers, the major alteration being the switch to wrist watches. These account for a big part of repair work for two reasons— they are in such general use and them works cannot be made as sturdily as those of the larger standard pocket watch. Five Badly Injured In Train Wreck Occurs on Lopg Island, Causa Not Known (eunly Must Have 50 Per Cent Level, Assessor Asserts Thill lay. January 2, is the first day for the filing for homestead exemption and the assessing of personal and real estate property, Charles Rushing, county assessor, said Saturday as he prepared to handle the job that is scheduled for less than a week hence. The filing takes place once y ea ** st the county assessor’s office. Rushing explained that it is necessary to apply each year for homestead exemption. In other words, a person who has filed in past years will have to file again this year. Intangible assessments are also made each year Increase For Real Estate It is mandatory that assessments be made on a 50 per cent basis—to do this there will have to be some changes made, in the lorm of an increase in the valuation of real estate. In Ada, Roff, Stonewall and j ranc ‘is. the assessments are i^i n A 3 per cent to 37 Per cent while the rural area is down only two per cent to 48 per cent. Rushing stresses that assessments in both the rural area and in the town must at least meet the 50 per cent minimum. Personal property in Pontotoc county is just a fraction of one per cent down and about this factor Rushing is not worried. Have Until March 15 Property in Pontotoc county las been assessed at more than $18 million; when the 50 per cent minimum is met an extra $2 milton will be added to the total amount, which will then be $20 million. County residents have until • -F 0 !? *5 to pay their a hnual visit to the county assessor’s office, which is located on the sec °nd floor of the court house. PATCHOGUE, N. Y., Dec. 28-W—Five persons were “badly injured,” police said, ; n a Long Island railroad passenger train wreck tonight near Medford, four miles north of here in Suffolk county, Long Island. No deaths were reported. Long Island officials in New York said the train was wrecked at a highway overpass about a mile west of Medford, which is 40 miles east of New York City. Cause of the wreck was not known. The engine fell on its side after leaving the rails. Two other cars were derailed. The train was en route from Greenport, at the far eastern end of Long Inland, to New York. Army Reporfs1,202 Deaths in Europe hurtled out of the exploding wreckage into a watery Irish bog that slowed rescue for hours. Six of the injured were listed tonight as critically hurt, but one airport official said it was “truly a miracle” that all 23 occupants of the Paris-New York luxury airliner "Star of Cairo" did not perish in the flash of name and shattered wreckage on an island in the Shannon river. Surviving were six of the nine crew members and five of the 14 passengers. Among the dead was Pierre N. Dreyfus, identified by a brother-in-law in New York as the son of the late Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, whose conviction as a French military traitor in 1894 provoked a world wide protest and led to his later exoneration. Rescuers Wade Waist-Deep More than IOO rescuers wading waist-deep in mud did not bring out the last of the injured until nightfall. Eyewitnesses said the four-en-gined plane crashed with a bunding explosion which shattered the machine. Only a 40-foot portion of the r earof the fuselage was recognizable. Engine parts were strewn for several hundred yards. Tho big wings containing gasoline tanks disintegrated. ^ lane P Iowed for 500 or 600 yards along the grassy surface of the island. The grass was singed on each side of the gash cut by the plane in the soft earth. Survivors Thrown Clear At the spot where it stopped I OKLAHOMA CTTV TW* *>a sliding the ship burned fiercely UPIn *    * for many hours trannin^-Oklahoma will get one of its lesslv the oersong pS     f,rst important tax reductions in For those whn Lt .hJ ? many years wha " ‘he bells begin a F n r i^igat? ££. dlith was I the^Ne JTe^/    *° Tome s Y '"'"‘rf K    I     At    tha ‘ «me the added 2-cent Some survived because of the I gas tax, levied by the 1945 legis- explosion which threw them | lature, will automatically expire. clear of both the w'reckage and ! While a reduction in price of gas- fla ™ es *    bline will be a matter for the Among those blasted to safe- deaI ers to decide, the expiration was four-months-old Bruce of the Iev Y will at least pave the —i — J    —    - 1 way for a cut. The tax, during its 20^2 month history, will have brought the state an estimated $7,500,000 for road building purposes. It has been divided equally for state to estimate the loss. Other grain men said that at current grain prices the loss probably would be more than $1.-OOOJIOO exclusive of the building. The blaze broke out in mid-afternoon. It was the second large grain elevator fire in Minneapolis in i0 days, the Union grain elevator in southeast Minneapoiis having burned Dec. !9 with an estimated $3,000,000 loss. *i_^ e £ onds fitter the blast ripped the huge wood and sheet metal structure, situated on Third street south between Eighth and Ninth avenues, flames shot 35 feet above the roof. By 4 p. rn an hour after the explosion, the roof had caved in, the interior was a seething mass of fire and the building appeared to be doomed. The southwest wall had burned away by 4:30 p. rn. thousands of bushels of blazing grain thereupon spewed out of huge storage bins. As the fire progressed, there were numerous explosions as accumulated dust and gases were ignited. Thirteen employes were working in the elevator but reports given to police said all apparently escaped unhurt. Stele 2-Cenf Gas Tax Goes Out As This Year Vanishes Thai Work Will Affect Big Race Coming Up in ’4S By Til# Associated Presa MONDAY—S enate Republicans meet to organize. THURSDAY—Senate Democrats and house Republicans and Democrats hold organization meetings. FRIDAY—Congress opens with brief senate and bouse sessions. •   —*- # Th ®. l T 10re A des erving a man is of criticism the less he likes it. oo    ’ Germany, Dec. 28. (ZP)—The U. S. army’s fatal- lty J eport tor 1946 showed today 1,202 deaths among American soldiers and civilians in Europe, with only 162 (or 15 per cent) from natural causes. Traffic accidents took the heaviest toll, 453. There were 28 suicides, 26 homicides, 154 fatal “shooting in-c .’’ents,” mostly accidental, 45 killed in airplane # crashes, 95 drownings, 27 fatal cases of alcoholism, 25 of poisoning, 49 of burns, 39 deaths in falls, 67 mis-cellaneous cases of violence and 32 deaths of undetermined cause.  — ■  ....... In 1931, there was one automo-bile to every 56 persons in the world. Opposition Looms To Universal ' Military Training Two Senators Say It Is Out-Dated in Mechanized Age Now Existing WASHINGTON, Dec. 28._(/P) President Truman’s advisory commission weighted the impact of scientific warfare on proposals for universal training today as two influential democratic senators termed the plan out-dated. T . Senators Elbert D. Thomas (D -Utah) and Edwin C. Johnson (D.-Lolo.), assailing “goose-stepping” in a mechanized age, announced in separate interviews they will f i cm t QBU    _    £      rn tv was four-months-old Bruce Waterbury and his 19-year-old mother, Mrs. Edith Delaby Waterbury, who were on their way to Newark, N. J., to join their former American soldier father and husband, Charles “ was among ed. . The hostess was Miss Vina Ferguson. 25, a native of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and former De Pauw university stu-dertt now living in Jackson Heights, N. Y. She was being acclaimed as a heroine for the resourcefulness and efficiency with which she set about helping the injured. She dragged unconscious persons away from the fire. bandaged wounds and directed the rescuers when they came. She worked on despite a wrenched knee. But she was working on nerve. one collapsed as she was being taken to an ambulance. -K—- Joe Mooney Some Better Saturday Condition of Mon Wounded While Hunting Thursday Improving harles. The mother    divided    equally for state those critically injur- hl 8nways and farm-to-market I roads. With the expiration of the 2-cent levy, the Oklahoma gas tax will drop to 5.5 cents a gallon. At 7.5 cents, it has been one of the nation’s highest state gas taxes, but the reduction will bring it in line with many ot’ states. How the legislature will replace the road revenue to be lost by the expiration of the tax still is to be worked out. The joint legislative tax committee recommended that the tax not be reenacted, but made no recommendation to the legislature as to how to replace the money being Most proposals have been to earmark the remaining 5.5 cents exclusively for roads—some now goes to other branches of gov-ei nment and set aside part of it specifically for farm-to-market work. While some legislators have expressed favor for re-enacting all or part of the expiring two-cent tax in order to have farm-to-markct road money, little support has been given the suggestion.    * The condition of Joe Moonev of Stonewall who suffered a gunshot wound Thursday, is reported to be much improved at Valley View hospital where he was taken Thursday night. Mooney’s shotgun was acci- ‘    vy    o    mtrjr    win    I     uigm. ngnt any system of compulsory Mooney’s shotgun was acc!-military training offered in the dentally discharged while hunt-new congress.    I    mg    After    being    wounded    he walked almost a mile to his car new congress. The commission which President Truman named to work out recommendations met behind ciosed doors at the White .House ^ au Dr uY? nnevar Bush » director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, and war department representatives. It issued a statement afterwards saying that Dr. Bush, bv invitation, “presented his views on the future technoligical possibilities and requirements for national security and their implications regarding universal training. The commission will meet again Jan. 3. It expects to complete its findings in March. Bats are the only native land mammals in New Zealand. and was taken to a doctor in Stonewall before being brought to Ada. Hospital attendants report that u? ^ as L suf fermg from loss of ital     he    reached    the hos- . His son. Pvt. Milton G. ♦ '°°S e ^ “ stationed at Hamil-ton Field, Calif. He was contact-ed by the Ada Red Cross chap-ter and got army flight transportation from San Francisco, Calif., to Dallas, Tex., arriving in Ada Saturday morning. Mooney’s wife and daughter were in Okemah visiting friends and relatives and knew nothing of the accident until they arrived in Ada late Thursday night. SEVERAL INJURED IN GLENWOOD. ARK., STORM Ark., Dec. 28.— (ZP)—Several persons were injur- ed and at . least five homes and other buildings were smashed by a storm which struck near here late this afternoon. Among the most painfully in- JSIS? , W fI e ^ ohn , Golden, president of the bank of Glenwood, who suffered a severe cut on the head; and Miss Emma Jean Martin, a guest who was trapped in the wreckage of the Golden home Numerous structures were damaged by the high winds and heavy rams. £ A W II U S KA c IT Y MANAGER TO SHAWNEE JANUARY 16 SHAWNEE. Okla., Dec. 28 — ZP) Elbm E. Jones, Pawhuska, today was employed as Shawnee Guy manager by the city commission. Jones has been city manager it Pawhuska since 1942. He will as-sume office here Jan. 16, succeeding Robert C. Hutchinson, Whose employment was terminated by the commission Thursday. By ALEX IL SINGLETON WASHINGTON. Dec. 28. (A* — Strife within Republicans ranks in both senate and house swirls to a showdown next week which may have an impact on the legislation of the 80th congress convening Friday and on the presidential race of !948. By contrast the Democrat* yielding control of both chamber^ after 14 historic years, face little internal friction in organizing for their minority party roles. The Republican sc amble f ir committee assignments rn the new senate may affect the course of legislation in two ways by any alliances or enmities it causes, and by the men who wind up in the posts of authority. Reflects Taft, Dewey Rivkiry The legislative record of the congress is certain to figure in the 1948 presidential campaign. And more directly, a contest for the post of majority leader in the house has overtones of jockeying for position between rival sup-porters of Senator Taft (R-Ohio) and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, both possible presidential contenders. Immediate attention focusses on Monday's gathering of senate Republicans, where an attempt will be made to restore party harmony in the face of a rebelled ]< l d by Senator Reed (R-Kas). Rebuffed in the tentative slate of committee chairmen, Reed protested against what he term- e j l , he 9 OP *'°lig a rchy” and called for formation of a “disinterested committee on committees to make assignments. Senate Defriocrats, closer km? will convene Thursday with Sen-a.cr Barkley (D-Ky), now sporting a bushy white mustache, unopposed for the job of minority nY. he , meeting originally ^as called for Monday but Mas postponed until the day before congress convenes. Rep. Martin Sure of Post Across the capital, Rep. Martin of Massachusetts, who directed Republican strategy in the house during the years of Democratic dominance, is scheduled for ele- XUk 011 * 10 thc roIe o£ * flaker without opposition. th? U R * £? ur * co r ner * d the Republican house leadersh:p awaits Thursday s party meeting. Rep. Halleck (R-Ind). with the hilSThe ed^'^ apparemly r i hld opposition to Halleck has tallied behind Rep. Clarence Brown (R-Ohto) who has delar-ed himself “available” for the post. The other candidates are &a5£2?. (R IU) and Jen - Over southern opposition, Rep M c C o r m a c k of Massachusetts seems assured of the post of Democratic floor leader. Retiring Speaker Rayburn <D-Tex)\s supporting him. • Bt ’P ublica n board of strat-egy n the senate expects to reach a definite decision early in the week on the procedure to be fol-fin attempt to oust Senator Bilbo (D-Miss). Under ten-* tative plans Bilbo would be allowed to take his seat on opening day hut an attempt would be made later to remove him on charges of accepting funds from war contractors and keeping negroes from the Mississippi poli* by intimidation     V Many Major Issues I ne opening session of the 80th congress Friday will be routine. r 7* mp crs will get down to work the following week on one TH’ PESSIMIST By lofc Blanks, J?. Some married couples live happily, but most o’ ’em jest stick ii out. It s too bad we all can’t hoard up a little honesty an’ tolerance as we go along.