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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 31, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma On. .. H» ,K., .    Ko,    po»cd     J .f.. iWy    beyond    ,on.e    of    hi,    yo^ M    COM „     wh .„     h .    ^    wn.'t    b.    .n.u 9 h    noi..    .K.n    ,h.    New    Y.nr.    con,.,     di „ utb    hil    slumb . r A>er**e Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation 43rd Ycor—No. 218 THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1946 8 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY Cattle Ring Is Believed ' Broken Now County Authorities Say Two Men Operated Over Five Counties, Used Ranch One of the largest rings of rattle rustlers that has been known of rn this section of the state has been discovered and two persons involved are in jail at Duncan after they were appreve nded by Stephens county authorities, sav officials here. The arrest of Raymond Grubb and Buck Goodman took on more interest rn Pontotoc county when A was learned that some of the hogs stolen recently from a farmer in the Va ness community were found on a ranch operated bv the two men. Operated Over Five Counties Members of the sheriffs force heije said Tuesday morning that the men operated over a five-county area and that the extent c f their take is now known; however, some of their functions are known here. All of the hogs stolen £rom the Vanoss farmer were not OMER ENDS PERIOD OF HOSTILITIES Snow Follows Cold in Slate Ada Blanketed by Inch Of Snow, Temperatures Remain Well Below Freezing Snow that obligingly waited until^ the Christmas holidays with their much traveling and visiting about were about over descended quietly on this area during Monday night and remained Tuesday as the “ moeratures stayed low. 7 he blanket of white here was part of one that coveied most of Oklahon , according to reports in to the Associated Press. It was accompanied by the third night of severe cold. The minimum was 16 degrees, a bit milder than the 13 and ll degree found. One deputy said that he readings of SunHav nrir i tutr,n, suspected that some of them had i mornings. Monday’s high was a Peen butchered an placed in a chilly 49 degrees frozen food locker somewhere in ‘ Some Streets Slippery the five county area    Drivers    had    some difficulty Lackers In Several Cities j here during the day as snow on The sheriffs force has been | streets packed into a firm sur-mformed that the pair rented face that gave unwary corner-lockers in a number of cities and turners some startled moments in each instance the lockers were The weather observer here rented under an assumed name, called it one inch of snow. The Among their many possessions depth vc ed as the feathery stuff was a ranch owned bv the pair; was still blowing about some scam an assumed name was us- Tuesday. ed in this transaction. It was on S Reports to the Associated Press this ranch that the hogs stolen w'ere of snow still falling in some from Pontotoc county were,; areas Tuesday; Ardmore had four found.    inches, as did Antlers, and Durant County Attorney Tom D. Mc- three inches. Keown said late Tuesday morn-    6    Above    At    Guymon ing that he had issued an order . Sub-freezing temperatures con-that will permit county officers tinued but were not so low as to return the stolen hogs to their Monday except at Guymon in the owmer.    |    Panhandle. There the low mark Got    Larger    Truck    j    was 6 degrees above zero — cold- Grubb    and    Goodman    were in j ( ' s * 1° the state — and a drop Ada recently doing some other from Guymon’s 14 of yesterday, business. An officer said that    overnight minimums: their business had apparently “ u ttalo 8; Oklahoma City, Ponca gotten too large because they A y anc * Enid, 14; Elk City 15; traded a pickup for a new Stude- £ rc * m ® re anc * McAlester 17; Tulsa, baker truck.    fort Sill and Lawton, 18. After the truck was paid for. I    highway    patrol    at Coaldale the nair told the dealer that they re P° r .* e d heavy snow. It was would stop at the tag office and    at    Claremore    and    snow Du reb ase a tag for it, however, a J I?:. at A McAlester and Oklahoma tag was not bought in Pontotoc ?Anadarko reported two in- 'ches of snow, Duncan an inch, Webbers Falls an inch. No snow was reported from the Panhandle. Highest temperature reported for the state Monday was 27 at Ardmore. Surprise Move * da ReadyTo state of War Greet 1947 l u Not Yet Ended Highway 7 Work Urged Coalgate Meeting For Development of East-West Federal Highway Across State county. FBI Looking For Valuable Jewel Search Launched for 25-Carat Emerald Ring DENVER, Dec. 31, CJB—Disap- Medlock Looking To Tax Reduction State Senator Tells Lions Club of Plans, Criticizes Highway Commission Virgil Medlock, state senator* elect from Pontotoc and Seminole counties, told members of the Ada Lions club Tuesday that the next legislature “plans*’ to reduce taxes sharply, and agreed with some estimates that the tot-1 bearance of a 25-carat emerald a1 reduction rn revenue should r.l n ^’ on ce the property of opera amount to $4,750,000.    Singer Maria Jeritza and now The new legislator, who is slat- owned by Mrs. May Bonfiis cd to take a seat in the Oklaho-1 Berryman of Denver is being ma Senate on Jan. I, was sharp-    probed by    federal    bureau    of    inly critical of the highway com-    aestivation    agents. mission, referring to lLas “one of j Disclosure of the search was the most wasteful departments” \ rnac le by Edgar McComb, attor-of the government. Medlock par- ne y * or Mrs. Berryman, daughter ticularlv attacked the construe- the late F. G. Bonfiis, co-tion and maintenance of asphalt founder of the Denver Post, highways as too expensive, and I    McComb,    who    declined    to declared that the present high- J    P* a ce an estimate    on the    value way commission has spent about lh e ring, said it had been sent S600 per mile surveying and j hy air from Denver Nov. 19 to planning farm-to-market roads New York for repairs. The plane in Pontotoc county without get- j was fqrced down east of Chicago ting sufficient number of roads | by weather and New York jew-actuallv built.    J    elers advised Mrs. Berryman it The gasoline tax, a major rev- i never had arrived, rnue - producer, automatically The Denver attorney said he drops two cents per gallon at the knew nothing of details of the end of 1946, and Medlock declar-J federal search, occasioned since cd that a resolution would be j the ring was traveling in interintroduced in the next legislature | state commerce, except that “I not to vote the two cents back in-1 believe all the work is going on to effect.    j    at the end (Chicago-New York.)” Possibly the greatest cut sustained by any single tax will appear a planned one-third decrease in revenue from the income tax, effected in part by increased allowable deductions. Medlock declared this would put Oklahoma in a more favorable position, compared to bordering states, none of which now has an income tax rate as high as Oklahoma's, in the bid for new industry,. Officers of the East-West Highway Association, Oklahoma Division, held its annual meeting at Coalgate Monday afternoon a nd night with some 60 men present. The group is interested in Highway No. 7. The group is vitally interested in the construction and establish-Ushment of an East-West highway through southern Oklahoma connecting with a national group Jhat wants a federally designated highway from Washington, D. C. to California. Ihe afternoon business session had warm discussions and in the end there was exactly nothing done except approving the minutes of the last meeting, which was held at Sulphur, Feb. 16 1945, according to J. C. Powell of Sulphur. Would Straighten Route Records of the last meeting show that the association went on record as favoring the straightening out of the East-West road by extending the road from Scullin on the baseline to about one mile west of Coalgate, with a “Y” into Coalgate and to run into the Ada-Atoka road just south of Coalgate. During the Gov. Phillips administration, a number of bridges were approved from Sulphur east, but the war delayed the starting of the projects. National Parks on Route The East - West Highway group proposes the designation over existing routes of a single numbered continuous nationa highway from Washington, D. C., through the Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountain, Hot Springs, Platt, Carlsbad Cavern and Big Bend National Parks, Shilo anc Chickamauga battle field and Fort Sill Military reservation. A study of a map discloses thai; practically the entire route as far as Alphine, Tex., is already a series of National highways, ex cept from Broken Bow to Law (Continued on Page 2 Column 4) WEATHER Oklahoma — Mostly cloudy with snow in the southeast this afternoon; partly cloudy northwestern half and mostly cloudy in southeastern half tonight and Wednesday with snow in the southeast quarter tonight and extreme southeast Wednesday; slight! colder in southeast quarter; not so cold in the Panhandle tonight; low temperature near 15; warmer Wednesday. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma & Nebraska — Temperatures will average 10-12 degrees below normal over period; much below Thursday and Friday then warming gradually; little or no precipitation except Oklahoma and extreme southern Missouri where freezing rain or mow will occur Wednesday and again about Saturday with average precipitation about one-fourth inch. I* OILS BANDITS: Pvt. James M. Hill, right, 18, Robinson 111 on WHI? ?„ U fh oi* Hamilton Field. Calif., talks with Pvt. Henry C. Pvt Hill Inth „hi‘ y ? !?’. an ° ther AAP military policeman. Pvt. Hill with only one bullet left in his gun stood off a grouD lf    Vt    Meved1hat n p“t e Cold Welcome Awaiting '47 Ice, Snow and Rain For Most of Country to Chill New Year Celebrants By The Associated Press 1946 started its final weather binge today and in its last climatic cocktail there were b i g chunks of ice, snow and rain for most of the nation. 1947 promised to pick up where the old year finished and cool i off New Year’s eve celebrants with a similar concoction. v An extensive mass of cold air covered most of the country from Ole Rockies to the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures in northern Minnesota dipped to as low as 35 degrees below zero. There were subzero readings eastward into Iowa and in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Below freezing temperatures were reported as far south as central Louisiana and central Mississippi and sleet and rain added to the discomfort in parts of Texas, Mississippi and Arkansas. A light snow fell at Fort Worth, Tex., and the mercury dropped to 18 above at Oklahoma City. Fair weather was forecast for the Gulf and Pacific Coast states, with rain predicted in Oregon and Washington and spreading eastward into Montana as snow tomorrow. Light snow was forecast in the Great Lakes area and in the Ohio Valley and continued below freezing was the chilly outlook for many sections of the midwest over the holiday. The temperatures on the federal weather map yesterday banged from the low 80’s in southern Florida to IO below at Pembina, N. D. *- Slate's Highways Dangerous in 1946 All-Time Record Set In Number of Traffic Accidents in Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31. (A 3 )—An all-time record number of traffic accidents occurred on Oklahoma’s streets and highways during 1946, according to statistics of the state public safety department. Traffic fatalities for the year to date total 499. During the first nine months of this year, accidents reported to the department totaled 12,671, as compared with 12,443 for all of 1945. It was estimated that about 4,500 more accidents will be reported for the last three months of this year, bringing the total above 17,000. J. M. Gentry, commissioner of the department of public safety, said the number of persons arrested and convicted on charges of drunken driving and related offenses during the first ll months of 1946 was 1,440—also a new record. -Ic- Coalgate Singer Now in Hospital Miss Ruth Baumert of Coalgate, who was to appear on a program prepared for men interested in designating a federal highway in southern Oklahoma, is in the Albert Pike hospital in McAlester where she was taken late Monday afternoon. It was reported in Coalgate Monday night that she suffered an attack of appendicitis. Miss Baumert has received statewide recognition for her fine voice. Tax Cutting Hopes Fading More Leaders Put Budget Balancing First, Incentive Changes Might Come WASHINGTON, Dec. 3f. (ZP) Three more Republicans put budget balancing ahead of tax cutting today as top White House advisers said President Truman will oppose any general slash in taxes by the new congress. At the same time, however, these presidential intimates emphasized that the administration will not fight tax law changes designed either to add to the production “incentive” or to wipe out any “inequalities” that may exist. But none would say what changes along these lines might be in prospect. The now “go slow on tax bitting” signs were hoisted on both sides of capitol hill. Senator Hawkes (R-NJ), a former president of the United States chamber of commerce and onetime vice president of the National Association of Maufac-turers, declared that “nothing is more important than balancing our national budget” and big tax reductions must Wait for that. Checked on Sentiment “I talked to 500 able men in the last three wrecks,” Hawkes told a reporter. “Without being asked, all volunteered the same statement: ’I hope to God you won’t reduce taxes until you balance the budget.’ ” In the same vein, Rep. Hoffman (R-Mich) told newsmen: “First, we’ve got to make both ends meet, and pay something on the debt if we can.” And Rep. Judd (R-Minn) chimed in with the view that “it would be a mistake, financially and psychologically, to make tax-cutting the first order of business.” Would Rank It Third *‘I think most of the country feels that way,” Judd said, adding: “Make tax legislation the third order of business. First, reduce federal expenditures; second, re duce the debt—dcfi’t just talk about it—make an actual pay- continued on page 2, column I) For Council U. S. Proposes U. N. Give Top Priority to Atom Energy in Arms Limit Studies By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER LAKE SUCCESS. N Y., Der. 31.    —The United States in a surprise maneuver proposed today that the United Nations security council give top priority to the atomic energy problem in its quest for world-wide arms limitation. Herschel V. Johnson, United States delegate and chairman of the council, laid a brief resolution before the delegates as they met to consider a Russian resolution calling for the council to tackle the whole problem of general arms limitation with the utmost speed. The council, with Soviet Russia in agreement, decide to take up the arms resolution at a meeting at a meeting to be held not later than next Tuesday. At that time it will have before it: LA sweeping general assembly resolution calling for worldwide arms limitation and reduction of armed forces. # 2. The Russian resolution asking quick implementation of the assembly proposals. 3. The United States resolution seeking to put atomic control at the top of the list. 4. A request from the foreign ministers council for the security council to start consideration of Trieste, oyer which the United Nations will have general supervision. With the major business out of the way, Johnson paid tribute to the delegates of Mexico, Egypt, arfd the Netherlands, whose terms end today. They will be replaced tomorrow by Columbia, Syria and Belgium. The United States, in another surprise maneuver, also propos ed that the council postpone consideration of a resolution on arms limitation submitted by Andrei A. Gromyko, Soviet delegate, until all proposals on arms regulation could be taken up at the same time. Johnson told the council that the United States did not oppose placing the Russian resolution, turned in last Saturday, on the agenda but felt that all resolutions on the subject should be dealt w'ith concurrently. Cold Temperature But Warm Welcome Awaiting Coming of New Year It’s doubtful that the New Year will slip into Ada as quietly tonight as did the snow of last night, but Wednesday in Ada will be anything but a noisy occasion. Tonight it is watch parties here and there, with several churches offering special programs preceding the midnight hour and leading up to a rousing welcome of 1947. Wednesday will be a holiday for stores, banks, offices both public and private here. The postoffice will offer no delivery other than special delivery and will leave the win dows closed throughout the day. cn ded at noon. But the schools—they’ll keep Bis action wiped off the <throning right along on their class tuto bt, ‘»ks immediately 18 emer-schedules now that they have re- Kency laws and set 33 others fo sumed their work after the an automatic end six mon*-> Christmas Week holidays.    !    * rojT i    now,    or    later. Truman's Action Effectiva At Noon Today, Erases 20 Wartime Laws SOME END LATER States of Emergency Declared by Pres. Roosevelt Still in Existence WASHINGTON, D*k\ 31. <.T-President Truman released part of the government's extraordinary wartime powers today by declaring the period of hostilities The weather is cold and will be cold when the New Year bursts in upon us, but the welcome will be a warm one, laden with hopes that the next twelve months will be for everybody truly a “Happy New Year?’ Many Special Tax Levies lo End On Next July I Toby Morris Can't See Big Tax Cut New Sixth District Congressman Puts Public Debt First WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. UP>— Toby Morris, new sixth district representative from Lawton, Okla., says he doubts congress can make a 20 per cent reduction in taxes next year as proposed by Rep. Knutson (R-Minn.) “The public debt is going to lave to be paid and now is a good time to start reducing it,” said Morris, who is leaving the office of district judge to enter congress. Morris said he favored increased old age pensions, to be mailed directly to recepients, thus eliminating case workers and all local boards dealing with old age pensions. He said he believed a “reasonable” pension would be $60 to $75 a month. WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. (ZP)— President Truman’s proclamation terminating hostilities may automatically reduce the nation’s 1947 tax bill by approximately $700,000,000. Colin F. Stam, expert of the joint congressional committee on internal revenue told reporters that, under Mr. Truman’s action, excise levies—including those on liquor, jewelry, furs, luggage and many other consumer items—will be cut back effective July I. The tax on liquor will drop from $9 to $6 a proof gallon. Are Mandatory The reductions were made mandatory in the 1943 wartime revenue art in which congress stipulated the high war-imposed excises should be trimmed to specified levels six months after “the termination of hostilities.” These special excise levies now* are yielding about $1,400,000,000 annually. The saving in the last half of 1947 will be about $700,-000.000. These are the cutbacks to be effective under the proclamation, as of July I:    | Liquor—From $9 to $6 a proof gallon. Furs, Luggage, Jewelry and Toilet Preparations—From 20 per cent of retail price to IO per cent. Admissions Affected Admissions—From I cent for each 5 cents to I cent for each IO cents. Cabarets—20 Per cent to 5 per cent. Wines—Varied reductions according to type. Ended at once was the government s power to seize privately-owned plants and mines, invoked often during wartime labor disputes. In six months—unless congress intervenes with new laws --the government must turn back to the private owners the coal mines it now holds. And after that date, a serves of emergency taxes will drop to old rates. Among these are excise levies on liquor, furs, jewelry and other luxuries. One Year Off Farm Support , T By ^, actln « before 1946 closed, Mr. Truman knocked one vear oil the government s guaranteed price support program for farm products. It will go on for two years. But had Mr. Truman waited until 1947 to act. the program, which migh cost a billion and a half dollars in a b g crop year. would have extended through 1949. The law provides that it is to go on for two years beginning with the first day of January immediately after a proclamation ending hostilities. Mr Truman’s action does not affect many other powers. There are more than 500 emergency laws. Some say they are to end with the “end of the wat or within some specified time thereafter. Others say trier are effective for the duration of the emergency.” Til us, the period of hostilities' as used by Mr. Truman u largely a technical matter turning on language congress used in each statute. Ile made clear that he was not proclaiming the war ended, or the officiaiij-aetdared emergency over. Consequently, the laws base I on the duration of the ‘'emergency or of the “war” are not affected. Draft Law Not Affected The basic selective service law for drafting young men, for instance, is hitched to duration of the emergency. It is not affect cd by today's proclamation. But many statutes affecting the army and navy are. One is a law which exempted the war and navy departments from general Beer—From $8 a barrel to $7 *    .    ----- ------- Telephone—Long distance. 25    , on    ‘ii*     numb f r    0 . Ado Evening Newt Annual Bargain Offer CLIP and MAIL TODAY Ada Evening News, Ada, Oklahoma Gentlemen: Attached find (check or money order) for which enter my subscription to the Ada Evening News to be delivered as indicated below. BY CARRIER OR MAIL [J By carrier in Ada, or □ by mail anywhere OUTSIDE Pontotoc and adjoining counties. 7 95 Per Year Name Street Number or R.F.D. Town __ State OFFER EXPIRES JANUARY IS, 1907 per cent to 20 per cent; local service, 15 per cent to IO per cent. Transportation of Persons—15 Per Cent to IO per cent. Dues and Membership Fees_ 20 Per cent to ll per cent. Initiation Fees—20 Per cent to ll. Electric Light Bulbs and Tubes 20 Per cent to 5 per cent. Domestic Telegraph. Cable or Radio Dispatches—25 Per cent to 15 per cent. Leased Wires—25 Per cent to 15 per cent. Billiard and Pool Tables and Bowling Alleys—$20 per year per table; $20 a year per alley, to $10 a year per table; $10 per year per alley. Heavy Dales lash California (east Southern California Reports Two Dead, Others Injured LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31. CP)— pales as high as 64 miles an hour raking most of Southern California in a surprise year-end freak of weather, left two men dead today, at least five others injured, and tangled wreckage of trees and Christmas ornaments in many cities. Two inmates of a hospital near San Bernardino were crushed to death beneath a falling tree. For a time San Bernardino’, business district w-as closed to traffic because of breaking glass and flying ornaments which had been strung above the streets. In Hollywood, a mammoth Christmas bell blew down on Holly wood boulevard, sending late theater-goers scattering as it fouled a trolley wire and showered sparks across an intersection. A 50-foot lighted Christmas tree blew down in Laguna Beach. civilian employes thev may have. There were indications at the Pentagon that the war department was somewhat surprised at the sudden announcement It touched off a series of top level conferences at the army headquarters to see how' mucn of the huge machinery under which the army operated for more than five years would need resetting for peacetime operation. Pending results from these first meetings, army officials withheld comment. The navy hastened to note that the service of naval reserve officers would not be affected. Reserve officers were on duty for the duration of the emergency plus six months. Puts Pressure on Congress Mr. Truman made public his (Continued on Page 2. Col. 3) TH' PESSIMIST ■f Bob    Br. When we build a housa W'e re goin’ t add ’n cxtry room t* keep all th’ clothes in that th’ missus never has t’ wear. It’d save a mother a lot o* steps if th’ children wuz as anxious t’ help ’cr out at home as they ’re t* help th’ teacher out at school.