Ada Evening News, December 11, 1951

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December 11, 1951

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 11, 1951, Ada, Oklahoma TU. I, ai -I.™ P.W, «m.. Mony    «■»„    pM,    CH,    W.„,    Vi^il    Hun,    wpotH.    paid,    r«    k„.    lh.    In.    .f    .(,•    nwnHi    lo    mU    p.*,    .    .    .    . 9534 A vc r«|« OCT. Nc| Paid Clrcul&Uoa THE ADA EVENING NEWS 48th Year—No. 231 McGrath to Defense of Caudle Deal But Admits Wot 'Unique Cote'; No Full Explanation of Why Caudle Appointed WASHINGTON Cf) — Attorney General J. Howard McGrath today defended the propriety of a $5,000 commission received by T. Lamar Caudle on an airplane sale but conceded it was a “unique case.*' As for some of the other activities of his ousted former assistant attorney general, McGrath said: “I hold no brief for any indiscretions of which Mr. Caudle may have been guilty, nor do I presume to pass judgment on him.** The cabinet official was called before a House Ways and Means subcommittee investigating tax scandals and the administration of the Justice Department tax division, formerly headed by Caudle. Okays Deal McGrath said he had not the “slightest doubt" of the propriety of Caudle’s having accepted the $5,000 paid him as commission on the sale of a $30,000 airplane to Larry Knohl, associate of the two New Yorkers then under indictment on charges of tax fraud. Rep. Kean <R-NJ) asked if payment of such a large amount to a government official in a private transaction was “not unusual.’* Never Hampered Before “It never happened before," McGrath replied. “It was a unique case?’* asked Kean. “Yes," McGrath responded. The $5,000 payment was approved by McGrath when Caudle asked him last September if it was all right to accept it. Caudle testified McGrath said it would be O. K. to take the money since Caudle had a large family. It was handed to Caudle by a W. A. Stonnell, owner of a plane sold to Knohl. At that time. Knohl was helping prepare the defense of Samuel Aaron and Jacob Freidus, New York business men who were convicted in October of evading income taxes. Tried To Delay Trial According to testimony before the committee, numerous efforts were made to delay the trial. Department memoranda were read before the committee quoting an “agreement" reached between Caudle and Charles Oliphant, chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Bureau, at one time not to prosecute the case. President Truman fired Caudle last month for what the White House termed “outside activities** incompatible with his official duties. King Tongue-Lashes Caudle And, with Caudle in the witness chair before him. Chairman King <D-Calif» of the House committee told the former Justice Department official last night he felt Caudle's “indiscretions" amounted “to a breach of your public trust." In reply, Caudle said he might have been indiscreet but had never a been dishonest. w The account of the commission on the airplane sale was only one APA.OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY; DECEMBER It. 1951 ONE OF THOSE FAR-FROM-HOME COWS Member Audit Burnt ti Circulation FINAL EDITION IO Pogo* (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Nine Persons Die In Burning Home Two Mothers and Seven Children Burned to Death SUMMERVILLE. S. C. tfU-Two mothers and seven children burned to death today in fire that destroyed their 5-room frame home one mile south of here. “The whole house was afire and we couldn’t get up to it," said fireman Ted Limohouse. who arrived on the Summerv ille fire truck at 5 a. rn., in a light rain. “An old couple — grandparents of all the kids — were the onlv ones who got out," Limehouse added. Husbands of the two women had left home shortly before for work at a sawmill. Tile dead: Mrs. Lewis Cook. 25, her three daughters, Rubv Ann. IO. Linda. 3. and Marv, I. and son John, 7: Mr*. Evelyn SUH, 34, and her two daughters Susan, 7. and Ogretta, 5: and Barbara Ann Still, 6. a cousin of the children, who was visiting at the home for the night The grandparents, Mr. and Mrs William Henry Still, were brought to Dorchester Hospital here but were thought to be not serious. ire. sho™ htrt    »    cow    Identified as one belonging in an- hva rn JI ii believed to have been brought here, along with others picked up here and there. by a rustler or rustlers for sale. (News Staff Photo).    ’ Council Sets Paving Bids Acts On Moves to Help Local Traffic, Approves Sewage Program Claims Ada’s City Council discharged several hnportant items of business in a Monday afternoon meeting in the office of City Manager J. R. Harriman. Regular meetings are scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month but the council has been meeting almost weekly in recent weeks to insure prompt settlement of claims in connection with the city’s expansion of sewage facilities. Authorization was given at yesterday’s meeting for the payment of $23,000 worth of material claims in conjunction with the new sewage program. A final resolution was passed on work in paving district 57. authorizing the advertisement of bids for one block of paving on North Constant, to run one block north from Ninth Street Cost of the project is estimated to be in the vicinity of $10,000 and a call for bids is expected to be issued about December 24. Also passed were initial resolutions concerning the paving of two blocks on East 12th and a like amount of work on North Beard. Also securing council approval was a one and one-half block sewage program, beginning at Sixth and Hope, running one-half block north and one block east. The council also acted on several measures designed to expedite local traffic problems. Both sides of 13th Street in the Court house block will soon be converted to parallel parking and meters will be removed from the alley south to 13th Street on the East side of .Townsend. Parallel parking was likewise authorized for one-half block on the east side of South Rennie, running from the alley to Main Street. In addition, the council approved the purchase of $5,000 of automatic chlorination and metering equipment for the city’s water installations. | WEATHER i| WARMER OKLAHOMA — generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday with no important change in temperatures: low' tomght near 25 northeast, 30-35 extreme south; high Wednesday 50-55 west, 40’s cast portion. Fines, Costs For Speeding In Truck John Julia Selby was assessed some $14 in fine and costs w'hen he appeared Monday before C. W. Floyd, peace justice, to answer charges of speeding in a truck. Selby w'as picked up Wednesday eight miles south of Ada on SH 99 by Highway Trooper Aubrey A. Mitchell. He was traveling in excess of 50 MPH w’hen apprehended, the trooper said. Ada Jaycees Back Cougars Launch Fan-Support Moves; In Contest With Ponca City Jaycees Ada Jaycees are setting out to rally more strongly behind the Ada highschool Cougars who Saturday afternoon play Ponca City at Norman for the state Class A football championship. Added zest for their efforts comes out of a challenge from the Ponca City Jaycees in a contest arrangement. The president of the club whose team loses is to present the president of the other club an Indian war bonnet, now the official decoration of the Oklahoma Jaycee delegation. The local Jaycees are starting off today by painting “Beat Ponca City" on their cars, and are planning other local fan-support moves for the next three days. Banker Talks lo Schoolmaster Club Teachers Hold December Meet At Byng, With Music, Feed and Talks BYNG—(Staff)— M. L. Stegall, superintendent of Latta school and president of the Pontotoc County Schoolmasters, presided over a monthly meeting of the Schoolmasters here Monday night. The meeting started with a meal prepared by the Byng home demonstration club. The meal was served in the school’s lunch room and later the group moved to the auditorium. Special music for the occasion w'as furnished by a girl’s trio composed of Mooniene Perry, Ona Lou Wall and Dodie Ester Myers, and a soloist, Graydon Lantz. They were accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Stokes, music director here. Forty-three members and guests attended the meeting. T. W. Burch, veteran Wew'oka banker, was the princioal speaker. His subject W'as “The Teacher and His Place in Society." STUDY WAGES, SALARY ADMINISTRATION TODAY STILLWATER, Okla., Dec. ll— UPi—State executives opened a 2-day short course on w'age and salary administration at Oklahoma A. and M. college here today. The program is the fourth in a series designed to aid state ex. ecutives. Full Airing Is Called for Fulbright Would Get Full Picture of Demo Chairman's Fast-Profit Deal WASHINGTON UFI - Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) said today that “for the good of the party" there ought to be a full public airing of the swift S68.000 profit turned by Democratic National Chairman Frank E. McKinney on a $1,000 investment. “This thing ought to be looked into, and clearly explained," Fulbright told a reporter. The Arkansas Senator, who has often had differences with the Truman administration, commented that when McKinney was tapped for the party chairmanship “none of us from the South was consulted." McKinney vigorously denied at a news conference yesterday that he had been in any “shady venture." He said the stock deal questioned as a 68-to-l profit actually yielded a 4-to-I profit, because he put into it, altogether, $26,000. McKinney conceded that he got back $68,000 after ten months on a $1,000 investment in common stock. But, he said, he had to buy $25,000 of preferred stock along with the common, and sold that back at no profit. He said the offer to buy at that price was prompted by the desire of Frank Cohen, an official of the company involved, to get control of the firm’s common stock so he could sell the company. The Democratic Chairman himself called for President Truman to take “dramatic and drastic" steps to clean up conditions exposed by a House investigation of tax collection scandals. He said he may see Mr. Truman soon. McKinney was commissioned by the President in October to see to it as chairman that the Democratic party is “in position to show on the record that there is no basis in fact for the Republican smear campaign.** Some Democi^ts as well as Republicans say they believe that charges of corruption in high office may become a major issue in next year’s campaign. Mossadegh Is Booed Lustily Opposition Deputies Demand He Resign As Mob Outside Demands Their Blood TEHRAN, Iran (A — Opposition Deputies made a bold bid today to topple the Government of Premier Mohammed Mossadegh as a nationalist mob battered on the Parliament (Majlis) gates, shouting for the blood of the aged premier’s opponents. But the frail premier, in a two and a half hour speech defending his regime, said he would stay in office unless and until the Majlis voted him out. The session ended after his speech. Inside the packed building several persons were injured as supporters and opponents of the Government fought briefly with fists and feet, delaying the Parliament session. Verbally Attack Premier When the Majlis chamber finally was cleared of press and public and the session opened, opposition Deputies at once leaped to verbally attack the Premier, whose oil nationalization program ejected the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and ended Iran’s chief revenues from oH production. Yelling at the top of their lungs, the opposition accused Mossadegh of leading Iran into terror and ruin and demanded that he resign. The crowd outside, realizing that the eight-month-old Government was at stake, raced for radio loudspeakers to hear the broadcast of the session. Troops Parked Outside Some 500 army troops, armed with rifles and bayonets, were parked outside the building in trucks. Opposition Deputies didn’t heed the clamor outside. As Mossadegh walked unsteadily to the rostrum, his opponents in the chamber jeered, booed and banged on their desks in any angry uproar. Mossadegh threatened to go outside to deliver his address, but finally yielded the floor to opponents, telling them to talk first The Premier had been slated to deliver an ultimatum to the West to start buying Iranian oil within IO days. If the West did not, presumably the oil would be offered to the Soviet bloc. 5 CENTS THE COPY Truce NegotiatorsH Talk On Prisoner Swap Miami Beach Rabbis Shocked At Talk of Armed Guard Use MIAMI, Fla. (J) — Rabbis of Miami Beach said today they were “shocked and horrified" at a plan advanced by the Jewish War Veterans to place private armed guards around houses of worship to prevent dynamiting*. Jewish War Veterans yesterday set up a 24-hour guard at* the West Miami Synagogue and Lou Phillips, national vice commander of the JWV. said similar guards were planned in Coral Gables and at other places. Sheriff J. B. Henderson said about 50 veterans had been deputized at their own request. He said they were to maintain the watch at the West Miami Synagogue. In a statement released last night the rabbis affirmed their “complete faith in the determination and willingness of properly constituted authorities, augmented by the FBI, to protect synagogues and all houses of worship from dynamites.” The statement said action by the JWV was “seemingly well intended" but that it is “considered inadvisable." Recent dynamites have damaged a Jewish synagogue in Miami and Carver Village, a Negro housing project. An unexploded stick of dynamite was found in front of a Coral Gables synagogue Sunday morning. No one has been injured in the bombings and no arrests have been made. One dynamiting shattered 44 memorial winodws in a synagogue on Dec. 2 and another on Nov. 30 caused an estimated $22,000 damage in Carver Village. Will Ask Louis ToHitHisTummy TAIPEH, Formosa LF) — Wang Shu-Ching gave his stomach mus des a final workout today. Joe Louis is coming to town tomorrow and Wang is going to ask the former world heavyweight boxing champion to belt him in the solar plexus as hard as he can. Wang, 47-year-old expert In Chi-nese-style boxing, expressed confidence he would be able to withstand the blow. The Brown Bomber will put on an exhibition in the Armed Forces stadium in Taipeh. Florist Shop Sign:    Our    Bus iness is Blooming. —The Lincoln. Satt&ij&emaufoTfo “He gov* with o zest and he gave his best." BZ! Three Arrested In Possession Cases Deputy Sheriff, Tax Commission Agents Strike At 'Wildcat* Whiskey In a move to halt the sale of non-tax paid whiskey, better known as “wildcat," three area men have been apprehended, Walker Hisle, deputy sheriff, advises, reporting as follows: Working with two officials of the Oklahoma tax commission, Hisle confiscated one quart of the non-tax paid liquor from Lef Clark, local Negro, on November 5. On November 6, some nine gallons of similar brew were taken from the Jack Teel premises, west of the city. And on November IO, one gallon of “wildcat" was confiscated from Sillas Davidson, south of Francis. Posing as a customer, one of the tax officials purchased a quart of whiskey from both Clark and Davidson. Raids in both instances followed the ruse. The Teel place was searched, Hisle said. When they appeared before U. S# Commissioner Hobart Orton, bonds of $500 were assessed each. The three have been ordered to appear before a grand jury when it convenes in January. 4-H Club Clothing School Announced Will Be Held Af Latta Wednesday At 9:30 A 4-H club clothing school will be held at Latta Wednesday, Miss Minnie Lou McDoniel, assistant county home demonstration agent, advises. The training school will get under way at 9:30 a. rn. in the Latta highschool and will close about 11:30 a. rn. Jannelle Allison, assistant clothing specialist, Oklahoma A. and M. college, Stillwater, will conduct the school. Representatives from each of the rural 4-H clubs in the county as well as junior leaders from the highschool clubs are expected to be on hand for the school. Local club leaders and mothers of club members are invited to attend. Miss Allison will discuss clothing projects for 1952 and give points on clothing construction problems, Miss McDoniel said. Caudle Hears Denunciation Sits Through Lashing By Rep. King, Admits Indiscretions, Denies* Dishonesty WASHINGTON OFI — House tax investigators summoned Attorney General J. Howard McGrath today to tell what he knows of the Justice Department’s part in the growing tax scandals. McGrath’s appearance before the House Ways and Means investigating subcommittee was expected to be relatively short. The group hopes to wind up its present hearings by Thursday and go into new fields. Only last night Chairman King (D-Calif) denounced a former top aide of McGrath, the ousted Assistant Attorney General T. Lamar Caudle, as a public official guilty of indiscretions amounting "to a breach of your public trust" while head of the department’s tax fraud division. Caudle, who had been a .voluble witness, admitted to indiscretions but denied any dishonesty. He sat silent as King told him: “The damage you have done your Government will take a long time to repair.** Sen. Nixon (R-Calif) said meanwhile that both McGrath and Secretary of the Treasury Snyder "should be fired" because of the tax scandals. Caudle was fired by President Truman for his “outside activities.’* Reds Propose That Both Sides Release All PW's With Truce __ By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea. (ZP)—Truce negotiators discussed exchanged of war prisoners today for the first time and immediately tangled on how to do it. Communists OKLAHOMA CITY (JV-A drop of 169 old age assistance recipients from state rolls in December is reported by Oklahoma Welfare Director L. E. Rader. His report showed 96,364 persons received $4,720,644 in subistence for the month. Boy of Eight Gels Much Wanted Man In His First (ase LA CANADA, Calif. UFI — Eight-year-old Jimmy Jones didn’t flub his first big case. He got his man. Sheriff’s officers credit Jimmy for the apprehension of James Monroe Rudolph, 34, of Placerville, Calif., gravely wounded yesterday while fleeing from an attempted holdup. Capt. Vie England of the Montrose Sheriff’s Sub-Station said that if it hadn’t been for Jimmy’s quick thinking, Rudolph would have gotten away. England says Rudolph is suspected of being the “Green Scarf Bandit" in other holdups in Reno, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Sacramento and other cities. He says Rudolph wore a green scarf over part of his face yesterday when he went to the home of Jimmy Jones’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Jones, and forced them to drive him to the super-mart which Jones manages. Jimmy heard the man order his parents out. The holdup man came into Jimmy’s room, focused his flashlight on the boy, but Jimmy pretended to be asleep. In a few minutes he had called the sheriff, and as soon as the robber and Mr. and Mrs. Jones reached the market, officers were there, too. The holdup man fled but was wounded and captured. Jet Baffle Breaks Lull Only Five Grounfl Contacts and Casualties Few Across Entire Front By JOHN RANDOLPH SEOUL, Korea (Al —Allied jet pilots battled Russian-made MIG-15s in MIG Alley today and reported one Communist fighter probably destroyed. The U** S. Fifth Air Force said all Allied planes returned safely. A 12-minute battle over Anju broke the two-day lull in aerial duels. MIGS were spotted Monday but avoided contact. The Tuesday battle pitted 26 F-86 Sabre jets against about 50 MIGS. The U. S. Eighth Army reported only five ground contacts with the Reds across the 145-mile front Monday. All were small. There were few casualties. In the southern provinces. Republic of Korea (ROK) troops pressed their campaign against an estimated 8.000 Red Guerrillas and bandits in the Chirl Mountains. Thus far the ROKs have reported 1.043 Reds killed and 1.580 captured. Many guerrillas have surrendered. The alleged Red chieftain. Lee Hyung Sang, still is at laVge. He is a former leading member of an outlawed Communist party. The Government has placed a price of one million won ($167) on his head Big Expansion For Base At McAlester WASHINGTON (JL-A $19 million expansioi program is scheduled to start early next year at the McAlester, Okla., naval ammunition depot. Sen. Mike Monroney (D-Okla) said he has been informed by the Navy of the expansion plans. The program includes 83 high explosive magazines, 211 smokeless powder magazines, 34 inert storehouses, 28 fuse and detonator magazines, plus work on roads, railroads, waterlines and fire alarm systems. (old Air Sweeps In From Canada Sends Temperature Below Zero In Some Northern Border States By The Associated Press A new surge of cold Canadian air moved into the Midwest today sending temperatures below zero in some of the northern border states. Light snow fell in much of the cold belt, extending from the eastern Dakotas to Michigan. It was below zero in some parts of North Dakota. Cold weather continued in parts of the western states but temperatures were near or a little above normal over other areas. Warmer weather was in prospect for most of the Southwest and South Central states. Rain fell in a narrow belt from east-central Mississippi to western South Carolina early today. Generally fair weather was reported in other areas outside the snow belt in the Midwest. Southern California, battered by 75-mile an hour gusts and chilled by sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend, was back to normal. The storm is believed to have caused some crop damage but just how much has not been ascertained. CHICKASHA, Okla., Dec. ll— •A*)—Grady county citizens aren’t wasting any time paying their taxes. They’ve paid $200,000 since the tax rolls opened Dec. I. CHICKASHA, Okla., Dec. ll— (TP)—M i s s Mary Rae Finley, Chickasha, has been named junior carnival queen at Oklahoma College for Women. Miss Joe Neele Penhall, Granite, was elected Miss OCW. The Communists proposed all prisoners be released by both sides when an armistice is reached. The United Nations insisted on a “fair and equitable" exchange, which was interpreted as a man-for-man swap. The prisoner question was taken up by a two-man subcommittee (one from each side) a few minutes after the Communists capitulated to Allied insistence that the subject bz tackled now. Simultaneously the Red negotiators intimated they would agree to continued rotation of troops and to two other Allied demands if the United Nations command would agree to neutral behind-the-lines inspection during a Korean armistice. Hopes Rekindled The Red concessions rekindled hopes of a possible truce by Christmas. The Reds complained that a U.N. plane bombed and strafed the security area surrounding their Kaesong headquarters. But it appeared the incident would be smoothed over. Neither side seemed desirous of making it a major incident. There has been nq official word on how many prisoners the Reds hold. But Lt. Col. Howard M. Levie, U.N. spokesman, said Communist broadcasts reported 139,000 U.N. (Continued on Page 2. Col. 2) Man FBI Rated As Ready Ie Kill Is Meek When Trapped NEW YORK (JI — One of the nation’s IO most wanted men— described as ready to kill “without the slightest provocation rather than be caught"—meekly walked into an FBI net yesterday. When FBI agents closed in on him as he entered a downtown Broadway office building, 34-year-old Giachino Anthony Bacolla simply said: “I surrender.” Baccolla had been sought sines June in the slaying of a Detroit witness in a federal theft case. He had been on the most - wanted list since Aug. 20. A professional boxer turned hoodlum, Baccolla has served a term at Sing Sing prison, N. Y., for* armed robbery and in 1950 jumped bail in Corpus Christi, Texas, on another charge, the FBI said. He was unarmed and had acquired a neatly cropped mustache and horn-rimmed spectacles when the agents seized him. He was locked up in the Federal Detention House. The FBI in Washington said It had picked up Baccolla’s trail through a credit card found in a rented car. J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director, added that Baccolla had been living for the past month in a rooming house on Manhattan’s West Side. West Coast Hoodlum Sought In Wooded Area Along East Coast ELLICOTT CITY, Md. OFL-City, county and state police early today combed a wooded area near here for a man believed to be George F. Ross, West Coast hoodlum wanted in Cleveland for the murder of a policeman. Howard county Police Chief Russell Moxley and Officer Harry M. Harrison investigating a car parked at a nearby filling station, said they were shot at by a man who jumped from the car and fled into the woods. Both officers emptied their guns at the fleeing figure whom, state police said, was believed to be Ross. Neither officer was hit. The car which he abandoned was stolen Sunday morning from Bedford, a suburb of Cleveland, and had been the object of a nation-wide alarm broadcast for Ross. Police said the'car, bearing Ohio license plates KP-927, contained a shotgun, a rifle and 200 rounds of rifle ammunition when it was stolen. Cleveland police said Ross, 27-year-old burglar and ex-convict, was fully armed and “extremely dangerous.** He is charged with first degree murder in the slaying Saturday of Cleveland Patrolman Forney L. Haas, 43, the father of two children. Haas was shot if a room Ross rented and used as a storage place for loot* from recent burglaries, police said. The shooting followed an argument over a traffic violation. State police joined Howard County and Ellicott City officers in the search. 20,000 Refugees Flee Volcano MANILA UFI — Twenty thousand refugees fled Camiguin Island and its erupting Hibok Hibok volcano today. They crossed the strait to Mindanao Island by every means available, from Japanese freighter to outrigger canoe. Behind them Hibok Hibok belched flames and smoke for the eighth consecutive day. Huge landslides thundered down its slopes. The eruption killed at least 26f people. TH' PESSIMIST Some folks may be dream in* o a white Christmas, but if you have much o’ a shoppin’ list you might as well git ready fer a red one. —oOo— A hospital bed is wher* too many motorists do the’r think-in*. ;

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