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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma One of the signs that a person has passed definitely beyond some of his youthful zests comes when he hopes there won't be enough noise when the New Years comes to disturb his slumbar. Average Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Uureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd 218 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 ring's of cattle rustlers that has boon Known of in this section oC the stale been discovered and tv.'o persons involved are in jail ut Duncan after they were ap- prehended by Stephens county authorities, sav officials here. The arrest of Raymond Grubb and Buck Goodman took on more interest in Pontoloe county when U was learned that some of the >.CIL'S stolen recently from a far- mer in the Vanoss community were found on a ranch operated bv the two men. Operated Over Five Counties Members of the sheriff's force said Tuesday morning that ORDER ENDS PERIOD OF HOSTILITIES Snow Follows Cold in Stale Ada Blanketed by Inch Of Snow, Temperatures Remain Well Below Freezing the men operated over five- t-ounty area and that the extent of '.heir take is now known; how- ever, some of their functions are known here. All of the hogs stolen from the Vanoss farmer were n o found. One deputy said that h susoectcd that some of them hai been butchered an placed in c irozen food locker somewhere in the five county area. Lockers In Several Cities The sheriff's force has been informed that the pair rentec lockers in a number of cities anc in each instance the lockers wen rented under an assumed name. Among their many possession: was a ranch owned by the.pair acain an assumed name was us ed in this transaction. It was on this ranch that the hogs stolen from Pontotoc county were found. County Attorney Tom D. Me Keown said late Tuesday morn ins that he had issued an order that will permit county officers to return the stolen hogs to their owner. Got Larjrcr Truck Grubb and Goodman were in Ada recently doing some other business. An officer said their business had apparently Rotten too large because, they traded a pickup for a new Studc- baker truck. After the truck was paid for, the pair told the dealer that they would stop at the tag office and purchase a tag for it, however, a tag was not bought in Pontotoc count v. Medlock Looking To Tax Reduction State Senator Tells Lions Club of Plans, Criticizes Highway Commission Virgil Medlock, state senator- rivet from Pontotoc and Scrn- inole counties, told members of the Ada I.ions ciub Tuesday thai :he next legislature "plans" to re- duce taxes sharply, and agreed some estimates that the tot- al reduction in revenue should amount to The new legislator, who is slat- ed lo take a seat in the Oklaho- ma Senate on Jan. 1, was sharp- ly critical of the highway com- mission, referring to "one of the most wasteful departments" of the government. Medlock par- ticularly attacked the construc- tion and maintenance of asphalt highways as top expensive, and declared that the present high- way commission has spent about S600 per mile surveying and planning farm-to-market roads in Pontotoc county without get- ting sufficient number of roads actually built. The gasoline tax, a major rev- enue producer, automatically drops two cents per gallon at the end of 194G. and Medlock declar- ed that a resolution would be introduced in the next legislature not to vote the two cents back in- to effect. Possibly the greatest cut sus- tained by any single lax will appear a planned one-third de- crease in revenue from the in- come tax, effected in part by in- creased 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 Ok- lahoma's, in the bid for new in- dustry.. Snow that obligingly waited un Christmas holidays wit! their much traveling and visitin. about were about over descended quietly on t'.-is area during Mon day night and remained Tuasdaj as the '-rnpcraluvos stayed low. The blanket of white here wa part of one that covcicd mosl o Oklahon according to report in lo the Associated Press. It was accompanied by the third night of severe cold. Tru. minimum was 16 degrees, a bi milder than the 13 and 11 degrei readings of Sunday and mornings. Monday's high was a chilly 49 degrees. Some Streets Slippery Drivers had some difficult., here during the day as snow on streets packed into a firm sur face that gave unwary corner turners some startled moments. The weather observer here called it one inch of snow. The depth as the feathery stuf was still blowing about some. Tuesday. Reports to the Associated Press were of snow still falling in some areas Tuesday; Ardmore had foin inches, as did Antlers, and Duran three inches. 6 Above At Guymon _ Sub-freezing temperatures con- tinued but were not so' low as Monday except at Guymon in the Panhandle. There the low mark was 6 degrees above zero cold- est in the slate and a drop from Guymon's 14 of yesterday. Other overnight minimums: Buffalo 8; Oklahoma City, Ponca City, and Enid, 14; Elk City 15; Ardmore and McA.lester 17; Tulsa, Fort Sill and Lawton, 18. The highway patrol at Coal'gate rcporlcd heavy snow. It was snowing at Claremore and snow fell at McAlcster and Oklahoma ity. Anadarko reported two in- ches of snow, Duncan an inch, Webbers Falls an inch. No snow was reported from the Panhandle. Highest lemporalure reported 'or the state Monday was 27 at A.rdmorc. WEATHER Oklahoma Mostly cloudy snow in the southeast this afternoon; partly cloudy north- western half and mostly cloudy in southeastern half tonight and Wednesday with snow in the southeast quarter tonight and ex- treme southeast Wednesday; slight! colder in southeast quar- ter: not ro cold in the Panha.idle tonight; low temperature near 15; warmer Wednesday. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma Nebraska Temperatures will average 10-12 degrees below nor- mal over period: much below Thursday and Friday then warm- ing gradually; little or no pre- cipitation except Oklahoma and extreme southern Missouri whero freezing rain or snow will occur Wednc-rdnv and again about Sat- urday with average precipitation about one-fourth inch. FBI Looking For Valuable Jewel Scorch Launched for 25- Carat Emerald Ring DENVER, Dec. 31, pearance of a 25-carat emerald once the property of opera Singer Maria Jcritza and now owned by Mrs. May Bonfils Berryman of Denver is being probed by federal bureau of in- agents. Disclosure of the search was made by Edgar McComb, attor- ney for Mrs. Berryman, daughter of the lale F. G. Bonfils, co- founder of the Denver Post. McComb, who declined to place an estimate on the value of the ring, said it been sent by air from Denver Nov. 19 to New York for rdpairs. The plane was fqvced down east of Chicago by weather and New York jew- elers advised Mrs, Berryman it novcr had arrived. The Denver attorney said he knew nothing of details cf the federal search, occasioned since the ring was traveling in inter- state commerce, except that "I believe all the work is going on at the end (Chicago-New CLEANING HOUSE: Workmen clean and dust the chamber of the House of Representatives in preparation for the opening of the 80th U. S. Congress which will open in Washington on January (NEA Highway 7 Work Urged Coo (gate Meeting For Development of East-West Federal Highway Across State Officers of the East-West High- way Association, Oklahoma Di- vision, held its annual meeting at Coalgate Monday afternoon and night with some 60 men present. The group is interested in Highway No. 7. The group is vitally interested, in the construction and establish- lishment of an East-West high- way through southern Oklahoma :onnecting with a national group that wants a federally designated lighway from Washington, D. C., to 'California. The afternoon business session lad warm discussions and in the end there was exactly nothing done except approving the minu- :es of the last meeting, which was held at Sulphur, Feb. 16, according to J. C. Powell of Sulphur. Would Straighten Route Records of the last meeting :how that the association went on record as favoring the traightening out of the East- Vest road by extending the road rom Scullin on the baseline to about one mile west of Coalgate, with a "Y" into Coalgate and to un into the Ada-Atoka road ust south of Coalgate. During the Gov. Phillips ad- ministration, a number of bridges ,vere approved from Sulphur asl, but the war delayed the tarting of the projects. National Parks on Route East West Highway ;roup proposes the designation iver existing routes of a single numbered continuous national highway from Washington, D. C., through the Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountain, Hot Springs', Platt, Carlsbad Cavern and Big Bend National Parks, Shilo and Chickamauga battle field and Fort Sill Military reservation. A study of a map discloses that practically the entire route as far as Alphine, Tex., is already a series of National highways, ex- cept from Broken Bow to Law- 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 clima- tic cocktail there were big chunks of ice, snow and rain for most of the nation. 1947 promised to pick up where the old year finished and cool L'off New Year's eve cele- brants with a similar concoction. v Art extensive mass of cold air covered most of the country from the Robkies'to-the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures in' northern Min- nesota 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 th'e in parts of Texas, Mississippi and Arkan- sas. 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 and in the Ohio Valley and continued below freezing was the chilly1 outlook for many sections of the midwest over the holiday. The temperatures on the fed- eral weather map yesterday banged from the low 80's in southern Florida to 10 below at Pembina, N. D. Tax Culling Hopes Fading More Leaders Put Budget Balancing First, Incentive Changes Might Come WASHINGTON, Dec. 31V. Three more Republicans put budget balancing ahead of tax cutting today, as top White Plouse advisers said President Truman will oppose any general slash in taxes by the new congress. At the same time, however, these presidential'intimates em- phasized that the' administration will not fight tax law changes designed either to add to the pro- duction "incentive" or to wipe out any "inequalities" that may Surprise Move For Council U. S. Proposes U. N. Give Top Priority to Atom En- ergy in Arms Limit Studies By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER LAKE 'SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 31. United Stales in a surprise maneuver proposed to- day that the United Nations se- curity council give top priority to the atomic energy problem in Ada Ready To Greet 1947 Cold Temperature But Warm Welcome Awaiting Coming of New Year It's doubtful that the New Year will slip into Ada as quietly to- night 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 preced- ing the midnight hour and lead- ing up to a rousing welcome of 1947. Wednesday will be a holiday for stores, banks, offices both public and private here, The poslofficc will offer no delivery other than special de- livery and will leave the win- dows closed throughout the- day. But the keep rolling right along on their class schedules now that they have re- sumed their work after the Christmas Week holidays. The weather is cold and will be cold when the New Year bursts in upon us, but the wel- come will be a warm one, laden with hopes that the next twelve months will be for everybody truly a "Happy New 'Many Special Tax Levies fo End OnNexl July 1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 31. President Truman's proclamation terminating hostilities may auto- matically reduce the nation's 1947 tax bill by approximately Colin F. Slam, expert of the joint congressional committee on internal revenue told reporters under Mr. Truman's action, its quest for world-wide arms limitation. Herschel V. Johnson, United States delegate and chairman of the council, laid a brief resolu- tion before the delegates as they met to consider a Russian reso- lution calling for the council to tackle the whole problem of gen- eral arms limitation with the utmost speed. The council, with Soviet Rus- sia in agreement, decided to take up the arms resolution at a meet- ing at a meeting to be held not later than next Tuesday. At that time it will have be- fore it: 1. A sweeping general assemb- ly resolution calling for world- wide arms limitation and reduc- tion of armed forces. 2. The Russian resolution ask- ing 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, over which the United Nations will have general super- vision. With the major business out of the way. Johnson paid tribute to the delegates of Mexico, Egypt, arid the Netherlands, whose terms end today. They will be replac- ed tomorrow by Columbia, Syria and Belgium. The United States, in another surprise maneuver, also propos- ed that the council postpone con- sideration of a resolution on arms limitation submitted by Andrei i tax on liquor will drop from State of War Not Yef Ended Truman's Action Effective At Noon Today, Erases 20 Wartime Laws SOME END LATER States of Emergency De- clared by Pros. Roosevelt Still in Existence WASHINGTON. Dec. 31. President Truman released part of the government's extraordin- ary wartiim; powers today by de- claring the period of hostilities ended at noon. His action wiped off the sta- tute books immediately 18 emer- gency laws and set 33 others for an automatic end from now, or later. six months Ended at once was the govern- ment's power to seize privately- owned plants and mines, invok- ed often during wartime labor disputes. In six con- gress intervenes witli new laws government mu.sl turn back to the private owners the coal mines it now holds. And after that dale, a scrips of emergency taxes will drop to old rates. Among these are ex- cise levies on liquor, furs, jewel- ry and other luxuries. One Year Off Farm Support By acting before 1946 closed, Mr. Truman knocked one year off 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 pro- gram, which might cost a bil- lion and a half dollars in a big crop year, would have extended through The law provides that it is to exist. But none would say what State's Highways Dangerous in 1946 All-Time Record Set In Number of Traffic Acci- dents in Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31. _ all-time record number (Continued on Page 2 Column 4) of traffic _ accidents occurred on FOILS BANDITS: .Pvt. James M. Hill, right, 18, Robinson 111., on guard duty at Hamilton Calif, talks with Pvt. Henry C. Wills, left, 21, Dayton, Ohio, another AAF military policeman.1 Pvt. Hill with orrly one bullet left in his gun stood off a group of six armed bandits who had attempted to rob the base finance office of a payroll estimated at It is believed that Pvt. Wills, who came to the rescue of Hill, wounded one' of the bandits with his Oklahoma's streets and highways during 1946, according to statis- tics of the state public. safety de- partment. Traffic fatalities for the year to date total 499. During the first nine months of this year, accidents reported to the department totaled as compared with for all of 1945: It was estimated that about more accidents will be re- ported for the last three months of 'this year, bringing the total above J. M. Gentry, commissioner of the department of public safety, said the number of persons ar- rested and convicted on charges of drunken driving and related offenses during the first 11 months of 1946 was also a new record. changes along these lines might be in prospect. The new "go slow on tax cut- ting" signs were1 hoisted on both sides of capitol hill. Senator Hawkes a for- mer president of the States chamber of commerce and oneJime vice president of the NatRnal Association of Maufac- turers, declared that "nothing is more important than balancing our national budget" and big tnx reductions must wait for that. Checked on Sentiment "I talked "to 500 able men in the last three Hawkes told a reporter. "Without being asked, all volunteered the same statement: 'I hope to God' you won't reduce taxes until you bal- ance the budget.' In the same vein, Rep. Hoff- man (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) chim- ed in with the view that "it would be a mistake, financially and psy- chologically, to make tax-cutting the first order of Would Rank It Third "I' think most of the country feels that Judd said, add- ing: "Make tax legislation the third order of- business. First, reduce federal expenditures; second, re- duce the just talk about an actual pay- A. Gromyko, Soviet delegate, un- til all proposals on arms regula- tion could be taken up at the same time. Johnson told the council that the United States 'did not op- pose placing the Russian resolu- tion, turned in last Saturday, on the agenda but felt that all reso- lutions on the subject should be (Continued on page 2, column 1) dealt .with concurrently. Toby Morris Can't See Big Tax Cut New Sixth District Con- gressman Puts Public Debt First WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, Toby Morris, new sixth district representative from Lawton, Ok- la., 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 have to be paid and now is a good time to start reducing said Morris, who is leaving the office of district judge to enter congress. Morris said he favored increas- ed old age pensions, to be mailed directly to recepients, thus elim- inating case workers and all loc- al boards dealing with old nge pensions. He said he believed a "reason- able" pension would be to a month. excise those on I go on for two years beginning liquor, jewelry, furs, luggage and many other consumer be cut back effective July 1. The tax on liquor will dr to a proof gallon. The Are Mandatory reductions were made Coalgate Singer Now in Hospital Miss Ruth Baumert of Coal- gate, who was to appear on a pro- gram prepared .for men interest- ed in designating a federal high- way in southern Oklahoma, is in the Albert Pike hospital in Mc- Alester where she was taken late Monday afternoon. It was reported in Coalgate Monday night that she suffere'd an attack of 'appendicitis. Miss Baumert has received statewide recognition for her fine voice. 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 By carrier in Ada, or Q] by mail anywhere OUTSIDE Pontotoc and1- adjoining counties. 7 Per Year Name Street Number or R.F.D. Town State OFFER EXPIRES JANUARY 15, mandatory in the 1943 wartime revenue act 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 annually. The saving in the last half of 1947 will be about These nre the cutbacks to be effective under the proclamation, as of July 1: to a proof gallon. Furs, Luggage, Jewelry and Toilet 20 per cent of retail price to 10 per cent. Admissions Affected 1 cent for each 5 cents to 1 cent for each 10 cents. Per cent to 5 per cent. reductions ac- cording to type. a barrel to distance, 25 per cent to 20 per cent; local service, 15 per cent lo 10 per cent. Transportation of Per Cent to 10 per cent. Dues and Membership 20 Per cent to 11 per cent. Initiation Per cent to 11. Electric Light Bulbs and Tubes -20 Per cent to 5 per cent. Domestic Telegraph, Cable or Radio Per'cent to 15 per cent. Leased Per cent lo 15 per cent. Billiard and Pool Tables and Bowling per year per lable; a year per alley, to a year per table; per year pel- alley. Heavy Gales Lash California Coast Southern California Re- ports Two Dead, Others Injured LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31. Gales as high, as -64 miles an hour, raking most of Southern California in a surprise year-end freak of weather, left t'wo men dead today, at least five others injured, and tangled wreckage of trees and Christmas orna- ments in many cities. Two inmates of a hospital near San Bernardino were crushed lo death beneath a falling tree. For a time San Bernardino's business district was closed to traffic because of breaking glass and flying ornaments which had been strung above the streets. In Hollywood, a mammoth Christ- mas bell blew down on Holly- wood boulevard, sending late theater-goers scattering as it fouled a trolley wire and show- ered sparks across an intersec- tion. A 50-foot lighted Christ- mas tree blew down in Laguna Beach. with the first day of Januarr immediately after a proclama- tion ending hostilities. Mr. Truman's action does not affect many other powers. There are more than 500 emer- gency laws. Some say they arc to end with Ihe "end of the war" or within some; specified time thereafter. Others say they are effective for the duration of the "emergency." Thus, the "period of hostili- ties" as used by Mr. Truman is largely a technical matter turn- ing on language congress used in eacli statute. He made clear that he was not proclaiminij Die war ended, or the officially- declared emergency over. Consequently, the based on the duration of the "emer- gency" or of the "war" are not affected. Draft Law Not Affected The basic selective service for drafting young men, for in- stance, is hitched to duration of, the emergency. It is not ed by today's proclamation. But many .statutes affecting the army and navy arc. One is a law which exempted the war and navy departments from general t restrictions on the number of civilian employes they may have. There were indications'at the Pentagon that the war depart- ment was somewhat surprised at the sudden announcement. It touched off a series of top level conferences at the army headquarters to see how much of the huge machinery under which the army operated for more than five years would need resetting for peacetime opera- tion. Pending results from these first meetings, army officials withheld comment. The navy hastened to note that the service of naval reserve of- ficers would not be affucled. Re- serve officers were on duty for Ihe duration of Ihe emergency plus six months. Puts Pressure on Congress Mr. Truman made public his (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) TH' PESSIMIST Br Bob Blinki, Jr. When we build a housa we're goin' t' add 'n cxtry room t' keep all lh' clothes in that th1 missus never has t' wear. It'd save a mother n lot o' steps if th' children wuz as anxious t1 help 'cr out at home as they 're I' help th' teacher out at school.
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