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   Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                             With one fell swoop weather has joined the bowl 9ames .nd the situ.Hon in an outlook heavily but a, th. some tim. mighty interesting in .fay, looming just Avence Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Uurcau of Circulation HE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 216 Wintry Weather In" Sweep Across State Rapid Change in Ada from Mild Temperatures To Cold Saturday as Chilly Wave Replaces Warm Spell Occasionally the weather forecaster needs a bit of vin- dication when conditions are uncertain, but he doesn't need ;any of it this weekend. Ho had said cold and wet, and although until near noon Satur- day there wasn't much indication ho was to prove right, the after- noon and early night combined to give his batting average a goodly boost. Mercury Tumbles Rapidly With a cold wind whipping through this area, it is already a bit difficult to believe that Fri- day afternoon was warm enough for a 76 degree minimum. But that is what the federal observer here reports. Saturday morning was damp- ish, and a mild shower at noon ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1946 Happy Day Awaits Him When He Learns He Left in Slacks He Didn't Buy Still Is His O happy day! Or at least it will be when the- loser o'f a billfold containing S575 finds that it wasn't lost at all but is being held by the cashier at Anthony's De- partment store until he is con- tacted to claim it. During the Christinas rush a customer, slightly inebriated or, in nicer terms, full of spirits, ap- proached A. F. Woods, assistant manager of the store, with inten- tion of buying some new slaqks. Displaying a great deal of pa ticnce and with the utmost o Mr. Woods tried scvera pairs of slacks on the man, bu' to no sale. .N'ut until after Christmas when employes of the store were clean- ing the stock, did Mr. Wood, come across a pair of slacks that seem- ed unusually heavy. Curiosity got the best of him and he started invest'-.atinj: and found the bill- fold containing the Efforts are being made to con- tact 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 01 Grocery Prices OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 28. W. Lyon, secretary- manager of the Oklahoma Retail Grocers association, today pre- dicted that grocery prices soon would begin a general decline which would end with prices be- low ceilings which existed during the war. Lyon said he believed that prices in Oklahoma City already had reached their peak and that the decline had .-tarted. He add- ed that shoppers arc bringing prices down by refusing to buy. A chain store manager here, who refused to be quoted, said he believed the drop in prices would be noticed within three months. He added that he be- lieved the only grocery store snortape which actually exists at the present time is in paper pro- .duels, with other items made scarce by hoarding, lack of dis- tribution and prices. Six Negroes Were Lynched in 1946 TUSKEGEE, Ala., Dec. 28 negroes in three south- err, largest number in recent their lives this year as a result of lynchings, Dr. F. D. Patterson, president of Tus- Kc-nee Institute, announced today. Tne information was included jr. the 33rd annual lynching re- port compiled by the institution's barely hinted at the major change. Then the air began changing and so did downtown garb, from shirtsleeves to dress coatsp to topcoats. The thermometer tum- oled rapidly before nightfall. Meat Spoiled in Warm'Spell The cold an unusual warm spoil during which mucli meat from hogs butchered in an earlier cold spull some weeks ago spoiled in smoke houses over the area. According to the Associated Press, strong northerly winds carried wintry weather into Ok- lahoma 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 vveather bureau sued special livestock warning Saturday as the mer- cury dropped sharply, with a low of 11 degrees reported at Guy- mon in the Panhandle which had n maximum reading Friday of 71 degrees. Light snow, sleet and rain were reported from northern Oklaho- ma Saturday night. Snow Piles Up Over Missouri, Kansas Temperatures to Skid Farther at Slues Begin Clearing Today By The Associated PI-MI Light snow, which started fall- ing last night (Saturday) over most of Kansas and northwestern Missouri, will cover the two 24 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY For years and years, Richard McLaughlin of Cleve- nucn toothpaste there is in a tube. Strife In GOP Ranks Heads For Impact On Work Done By Congress Soon To Open Assessment- Time Arrives Thursday Real Estate To Be Increased ci run. Statc-s in which the lynchings curred wore Mississippi rorcia and Louisiana In department of records and re- search. Statc-s in occur Gc the latter state, another victim later regained consciousness and escaped from the same mob, Dr. Patterson said. "The peak year for he revealed, "was 1892 following the civil war when 231 persons__ 69 v.-hite and their lives.' 162 person Dr. Patterson said two indict- rhenls have been each in Mississippi and in Lou- no convictions have resulted from the 1946 lynchings. RANKIN WANTS CONGRESS TO KEEP OLD RULES WASHINGTON, Dec. A move to nullify the congres- sional plan "strwim- r.c" the- committee structure of the house and senate was ad- vanced today by Hep. Knnkin He announced he will offer a motion on the opening clay to have the new house adopt the same rule? accepted by the 79th congress when it began function- in. 1945. Prospects that Rankin's move succeed appeared doubtful :n view of the announced inten- tion of the republican leadership to support the reorganization plan. Scientists say there are storms going on every minute. Have they been pecking in windows? 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- panied by plummeting tempera- tures. The mercury's upper range to- day will be from 10 in the north to about 25 in the southern sec- tions of the two states. Tonight in northwestern Kansas the read- ings will be 5 to 10 below zero, and from 5 to 10 above in the southeast. In Missouri tonight the low will be from zero to 5 below in the northwest, to 10 or 15 above in the southeast. Snow had covered all but southeastern Kansas last night At Hays, where the.fall had con- tinued all day, about one-half inch was on the ground by night- fall, drifting slightly. Wichita reported featherly snow, not enough to drift. At Leavenworth the white blanket was sticking on the ground. Southeastern Kansas was having freezing rain. The snow carried over into northwcslern Missouri, with freezing rain reaching into cen- tral Missouri, and light rains fall- ing further south. Thunderstorms were reported along the southern City Adding 75 New Wafer Meiers, 145 More Usable The 75 water meters received a week ago last Saturday are b.emg installed and as many old meters that were 'out of whack'- are being taken up. Instead. of throwing the non- working meters in the scrap pile they are being salvaged and put jnto working condition, accord- ing to City Manager W. E. Han- 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 additional working meters in 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 will have to be purchased and kept available to make the need- ed repairs. The additional parts neede will cost money, but nothing lik the cost of new meters. Hanse explains. border. Lowest temperature reported yesterday in Kansas was" 8 at Goodland, and the high was 35 at Chanutc. In Missouri the min- imum was 17 at Tarkio and the maximum 55 at West Plains. Churchill Uses Kind (hrislmas Words LONDON, Dec. cent harsh words were forgotten when Winston Churchill sent birthday greetings to Prime Min- ister Stalin. "All personal good wishes on your birthday, my wartime com- said a telegram from Churchill to Stalin which was re- leased for publication tonight. "My warm thanks foe your good wishes on my Stalin replied. Carrie Jacobs Bonds Dies at Age of 84 Heart- Attack Fatal To Woman Who Wrote "End Of a Perfect Day" HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 28 Jacobs Bond, 84 composer of many of the nation's favorite songs, died today of a heart attack in her home here. The writer of the near-classic End of a Perfect was stricken this afternoon and founc dying by-Mrs. Jaine Palmer, her business manager, and Mrs Howard Berbeck, a close friend She had lived in ment for more than a decade Most of her songs which set an entire country to humming were written in the period from 1805 through 191-0. One of her latest songs was "The Flying published in 1940, Her only survivors are two granddaughters, Dorothy Jachne, Austin, Tex., and Elizabeth Walt- er, with the U. S. army in Ger- many; and a half brother, James B. Minor, Los Angeles. ARJMY REVAMPING ITS WEAPONS AND VEHICLES WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. The army is "making very good progress" in revamping all its weapons and vehicles for use by air transportable divisions, Maj. iWEATHER Oklahoma and colder east and south Sunday night; Monday fair, continued cold, slightly warmer panhandle in afternoon. Gen. Henry B. night. Sayler said to- Virtually all weapons used in the recent war, including such big items as tanks, are being modified and drastically lighten- ed in weight, he .told reporters. Cleopatra used Nile River clay lr> improve her complexion, but Sinnetl-Meaders auto 'know- how' to give you in service 12-29-lt Watch Repair Man Retires C. O. Goddard's First Job When Brother Couldn't Put Dollar One Together His first 'job' paid him 10 cents. And since that time C. O. God- dard, 507 West Sixteenth, has had many thousands 'Of watches in his hands as he repaired them. After 41 years 'as a watch re- pairman, .Goddard is retiring from full 'time service at the re- pair bench, effective January 4. But to go back to his first job. He and a brother were boys on a Texas 'farhn when they received as presents a dollar watch each. As boys will, they took the watches apart to see how they worked. Goddard got his back to- gether all right but the brother couldn't do it and finally offered C..O. a dime to put 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, contin- uing with Yarbro's since. Watches have changed little basically in the four decades he has dealt with them, Goddard re- members, the major alteration being the switch to wrist watches. These account for a big part of repair work for two they are in such general use and their works cannot be made as sturdily as those of the larger standard pocket watch. Five Badly Injured In Train Wreck Occurs on Lojig Island, Cause Not Known PATCHOGUE, N. Y., Dec. Five persons were "badly police said, in 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 niie west of Medford, which is 40 Five Die in Bus Explosion, Fire WORLAND, Wyo., Dec. 28. i of the body of Pat and civilians in Europe, Caughlin, about 50, raised the Wlth only 162 ('or 15 Per cent) death toll in a flaming bus to five today. The bus was showered with gasoline after a collision with a truck on a narrow snow-cover- ed bridge nine miles north of here yesterday. The body of Caughlin, a sheep ranch worker, was. found in a seat near the reav of the bus when the debris from the col- lapsed roof was cleared away. The more deserving a man is miles east of New York City. Dause of 'the. wreck was not cnown.. fell on its side after eaving the rails. Two other cars were derailed. The train was en route from Greenport, at the far eastern end >f Long Island, to New York. Reports Deaths in Europe FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 8. U. S. army's fatal- y repont for 1946 showed today deaths among American Counly Musi Have 50 Per Cent Level, Assessor Asserls -Thui. .lay; January 2, is the first day for the filing .for homestead exemption and 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 bnca each year at 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 assess- ments be made on a 50 per cent do this there will have to' be some changes made, in the form .of an increase in the valua- tion of real estate. In Ada, Roff, Stonewall and Francis, the assessments are down 13 per cent to 37 per cent while the rural area is down only two per cent to 48 per cent. Rush- ing stresses that assessments in both the rural area and in the town must at least meet the 50 per cent minimum. property in Pontotoc county is just a fraction of one per cent down and about this fac- tor Rushing is not worried. Have Until March 15 Property in Pontotoc county has been assessed at more than million; when the 50 per cent minimum is met an extra mil- lion will be added to the total amount, which will then be million. County residents, have until March 15 to pay their annual visit, to'the county assessor's of- fice, which'is located on the sec- ond floor of the court house -------------K------------ Opposition Looms To Universal Military Training Dozen Die In Plane Crash Airliner Disaster in Eire Occurs on Island in Shannon River By ROBERT HEWETT SHANNON AIRPORT, Erie Dec. 28, Trans-World Air tine Constellation plane settlin to land at Shannon airport crash ed two miles short of the mist shrouded runway early today tilling 12 persons and injurini 11 others, some of whom weri mrtled out of the exploding wreckage into a watery Irish boj that slowed rescue for hours. Six of the injured were listec onight as critically hurt, but one lirport official said it was "tru ly a miracle" that all 23 occu- pants of the Paris-New York luxury airliner "Star of Cairo' did not perish in the flash of flame 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, identifi- ed by a brother-in-law in New York as the son of the late Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, whose convic- tion as a French military traitor in 1894 provoked a world wide protest and led to his later exon- eration. Rescuers Wade Waist-Deep More than 100 rescuers wading waist-deep in mud did not bring out the last of the injured un- til nightfall. Eyewitnesses said the four-en- gined plane crashed with a explosion which shatter- ed the mac'hine. Only a 40-foot portion of the rear of the fuselage was recog- nizable. Engine parts were strewn for several hundred yards. Tha .big wings containing gaso- line tanks disintegrated. The plane plowed for 500 or 600 yards along the grassy sur- face 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 sliding the ship burned fiercely for many hours, trapping hope- lessly the persons caught inside. For those who lost their lives, an investigator v said, death was mercifully swift. Some survived because of the explosion, which threw them clear of both the wreckage and Million Lost In Grain Fire Second Elevator Blaze In Minneapolis in 10 Days Destroys Storage MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28, The million bushel capacity grain elevator of the Brooks Elevator Corporation was destroyed by fire today, after an explosion shattered a cupola atop the five- story wood and sheet metal structure. M. L. Kane, vice president and general manager of the corpora- tion, said the structure was near- ly full of grain but he declined to estimate the loss. Other grain men said that at current grain prices the loss pro- bably would be more than exclusive of the building. The blaze broke out.in mid-af- ternoon. It was the second large grain elevator fire in Minneapo- lis in 10 days, the Union grain elevator in southeast Minneapolis having burned Dec. ]9 with an estimated loss. Seconds after the blast ripped ihe huge wood and sheet metal structure, situated on Third street south between Eighth and Vinth avenues, flames shot 35 feet above the roof. By 4 p. m., an hour after the explosion, the had caved in, the interior was a seething mass of fire and ;he building doomed. appeared to bo The southwest wall had burn- ed away by p. m. thousands flames. Among those blasted to safe- ty was four-months-old Bruce Waterbury and his 19-year-old mother, Mrs. Edith Delaby Wat- erbury, who were on their way to Newark, N. J.. to .ioin their for- mer American soldier father and husband. Charles. The mother was among those critically injur- ed. The hostess was Miss Vina Two Senators Say It Is Out-Dated in Mechanized Age Now Existing from natural- causes. Traffic accidents took the heav- iest toll, 453. There were 28 26 _ _- suicides, __ homicides, 154 fatal "shooting in- mostly accidental, 45 killed in crashes, 95 27 fatal cases of al- coholism, 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- 56 ta the WASIIINGTON, Dec. Truman's advisory commission weighted the impac of scientific warfare on. for universal training today as two influential democratic sen- ators termed the plan out-dated. Senators Elbert D. Thomas (D.- Utah) and Edwin C. Johnson CD.- assailing "goose-stepping" in a mechanized age, announced in separate interviews they will fight any system of compulsory military training offered in the new congress. The commission which Presi- dent Truman named to work out recommendations met behind closed doors at the White .Housa with Dr. Vannevar Bush, director of the. Office of Scientific Re- search and Development, and war department representatives. It issued a statement after- wards sayjng that'Dr. invitation, "presented his views on the future technoligical possi- bilities and requirements for na- tional security and their implica- tions regarding universal train- ing." The. co.m mission will meet again Jan. 3. It expects to com- plete its findings in March. Bats are the only native land mammals in New Zealand. Ferguson, 25, a native of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and for- mer De Pauw university stu- dent, now living in Jackson Heights, N. Y. She was being acclaimed as a heroine for the resourcefulness -and efficiency with which she set about help- ing the injured. She dragged unconscious per- sons away from the fire, ban- daged wounds and directed the rescuers when they came. She worked on despite a wrenched knee. But she was working on nerve. She collapsed as she was being taken to an ambulance. -K- of bushels of blazing grain there- jpon spewed out of huge storage "ins. As the fire progressed, there ivere numerous explosions as ac- umulaled dust and gases were gnited. Thirteen employes were work- ng in the elevator but reports iven to police said all apparent- V escaped unhurt. ifale Gas ax Goes Out As his Year Vanishes OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. '28. will get one of its first important tax reductions in many years when the bells begin to ring Tuesday night to usher in the New Year. At that time the added 2-cent gas tax, levied by the 1945 legis- lature, will automatically expire. While a reduction in price of gas- oline will be a matter for the dealers to decide, the expiration of the levy will at least pave the way for a cut. The tax, during its month history, will have brought the state an estimated for road building purposes. It has been divided equally for state highways and farm-to-market the expiration of the Joe Mooney Some Better Saturday Condition of Man Wounded While Hunting Thursday Improving The condition of Joe Mooney of Stonewall, who suffered a gunshot wound Thursday, is re- ported to be much improved at Valley View hospital where he was taken Thursday night. Mooney's shotgun was acci- dentally discharged while hunt- ing. After being wounded, he walked almost a mile to his car and was taken to a doctor in roads. With 2-cent levy, ihe" Oklahoma gas tax will drop to 5.5 cents a gal- lon. 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 other states. How the legislature will re- place the road revenue to be losl by the expiration of the tax still is to be worked out. The joint legislative tax committee recom- mended that the tax not be re- enacted, but made no recommen- dation to the legislature as to how to replace the money being lost. Most proposals have been (o earmark the remaining 5.5 cents exclusively for now goes to other branches of gov- set aside part of it specifically for farm-to-market work. While some legislators have ex- pressed favor for re-enacting all or part of the expiring two-cent tax in order, to have farm-to- market road money, little sup- port has been given the sugges- tion. Thai Work Will Affect Big Race Com ing Up in'48 By The Associated PreM e n a t e Republi- cans meet to organize. D c m fl- orals and house Republicans and Democrats hold organization meetings. opens with brief senate and house sessions. By ALEX II. SINGLETON WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. Strife within Republicans ranks in both senate and house swirls to a showdown next week which may have an impact on the legis- lation of the 80th congress con- vening Friday and on the presi- dential race of 1948. By contrast the Democrats, yielding control of both chambers after 14 historic years, face little internal friction in organizing for their minority parly roles. The Republican scramble for committee assignments in the new senate may affect the course of legislation in two any alliances or enmities it causes, and by the men who wind up in the posts of authority. Reflects Taft, Dewcy Rivalry 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 New York, both possible presi- dential 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 rebel- lion led by Senator Reed Rebuffed in the tentative slate of committee chairmen, Roed protested against what he term- ed the GOP "oligarchy" and call- ed for formation of a "disinter- ested" committee on committees to make assignments. Senate Democrats, closer knit, will convene Thursday with Son- a'.or Barkley now sport- ing a bushy white mustache, un- opposed for the job of minority leader. The meeting originally was called for Monday but .was 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- vation to the role of speaker without opposition. But a four-cornered fight for the Republican house leadership awaits Thursday's party meeting. Rep. Halleck with the blessing of Dewey, apparently holds the edge. Chief opposition to Hallock has rallied behind Rep. Clarence Brown (R-Ohio) who has delar- ed himself "available" for the post. Reps. The other candidates are Kirsken (R-lll) and Jen- kins SEVERAL INJURED IN GLENWOOD, ARK., STORM GLENWOOD, Ark., Dec. persons wore 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- jured were John Golden, presi- dent of the bank of Glcnwood, who suffered a severe cut on the r southern opposition, Rep. M c C o r m a c k of Massachusetts seems assured of the post of Democratic floor leader. Retir- ing Speaker Rayburn (D-Tcx) is supporting him. The Republican board of strat- egy n the senate expects to reach a definite decision early in the week on the procedure to be fol- lowed in an attempt to oust Sen- ator Bilbo Under ten-- latwe plans, Bilbo would be al- lowed to take his scat on open- ing day but an attempt would be made later to remove -him on charges of accepting funds from war contractors and keeping negroes from the Mississippi polls by intimidation. Many Major issues The opening session of the 80lh congress Friday will be routine. The members will get down to work the following week on one on page 2, column 1) before brought head; and Miss Emma Jean-Mar- a guest who was trapped in the wreckage of the Golden home. Numerous structures were to Ada. Hospital attendants report that ie was suffering from loss of blood when he reached the hos- pital. His 'son, Pvt. Milton G. VTooney, is stationed at Hamil- on Field, Calif. He was contact- id by the Ada Red Cross chap- er and got army flight transpor- tation from San Francisco, Calif., ip Dallas, Tex., arriving in Ada caturday morning. Mooney's wife and daughter- vere in Okernah visiting friends nd relatives and knew, nothing f the accident until they arrived n Ada late Thursday night. damaged by the high winds and heavy rsins. PAWHUSKA CITY MANAGER TO SHAWNEE JANUARY 16 SHAWNEE, Okla., Dec. E. Jones, Pawhuska, today was employed as Shawnee City manager by the city commis- sion. Jones has been city manager at Pawhuska since 1942. He will as- sume office here Jan. 16, succeed- ing Robert C. Hutchinson, whose employment was terminated by the commission Thursday. PESSIMIST Some married couples live happily, but most o'. 'em jest stick it out. It's loo bad we all can't hoard up a little honesty an' tolerance as we go along.   

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