Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 7, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Partly cloudy through Monday except scattered showers likely extreme north Sunday.
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42nd Year—No. 302ADA, OKLAHOMA. SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 1946
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Two County Youths Killed in Overturn
Of Car Friday Night
Herbert MtDonald, 18, end Samuel R. Walker, 19, Die In Highway Accident Near Boise City, Okla.; One Had Been In Army, Other Had Received Call to Go Into Service
Herbert E. McDonald, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McDonald, route I, Roff, and Samuel R. Walker, 19, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Walker, now live at Lindsay but formerly lived in Pontotoc county, were killed late Friday night in a highway accident near Boise City, Okla.
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highway patrol reported
Many Share Meet Honors
Holdenville Wins Scholastic Events, Shawnee And Maud Top Track-Field Meet
Hundreds of high school boys and girls of the East Central district are back at their home towns today, many with medals, others with pleasant memories of the week-end competition in scholastic, track and field meets here Friday and Saturday.
It w as the annual East Central Interscholastic meet on the prewar scale, and the entry lists were almost back to normal with s rush.
Portions Of E. C. Housing Units Arrive
Individual winners in the scholastic events will be found on Page Nine and in the track and field meet on the Sports Page.
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The quality of the work demonstrated in the curricular competitions and of the track and field events was excellent.
Holdenville captured top spot in the scholastic division, followed by Ada and Okemah.
In the athletic division, Saturday, a band of Shawnee Wolves successfully defended their crown, won in tne last previous meet, turning back challenges of Pauls Valley, Okemah and other Class A schools, whjle in Class B it was Maud, followed by Bowlegs and Byng.
Scholastic team scoring in full: Holdenville, 41; Ada, 37 1/2; Okemah. 30; Horace Mann. Ada, 23; Bowlegs. 19; McLish, 19; Byng, 18; Wewoka, 15; Tishomingo. 14; Konawa, 12; St. Louis IO; Allen, 9; Calvin, 5; Maud, 5; Clarita, 4; Tupelo, 3; Wanette, 3; Asher, I; Mason, I; Stonewall, 1/2.
Truman Eases Up On Poll Tax Altitude
Says Repeal Must Be Left Up to tho States
CHICAGO, April 6.—(ZP)—In what appeared to be a peace offering to militant southern democrats in congress. President Truman today disclosed the view that repeal of the poll tax, must be left up the states.
His pronouncement—one of the most controversial issues ever tackled by congress—came unexpectedly at a new s conference he held for Chicago high school journalists.
The question was raised by a nervous, shy little girl, whose query escaped most of the reporters regularly assigned to cover the president.
Mr. Truman, a proponent of federal repeal of the tax levied in a number of southern states as a prerequisite for voting, while a member of the senate, has on several occasions pointed to his senate record, when asked about his attitude.
“Do you see any immediate solutions of the poll tax in the south?” came the question.
No, he did not, the president replied. That is a matter they will have to work out for themselves.
There are a number of southern states, the president went on, that have repealed the poll tax.
He expressed hope they all will eventually.
He added that it also was a blatter for education.
Saturday that a' car driven by McDonald overturned IO miles southeast of the panhandle community.
Failed to Make Turn
He said it failed to make a turn on U. S. 281, hit an embankment, plunged 50 feet and overturned three times. It was the first Cimarron county traffic fatality in 31 months.
Relatives here said that McDonald had on Friday received a card notifying him to report for armed service and that Walker, after leaving the service recently, was to have returned to it soon.
Funeral arrangements for the two youths will be announced later.
McDonald attended L a x t o n grade school and Fitzhugh high school.
Had Visited Brother
He and Walker had been visiting a brother, Ray McDonald, at
Also surviving are the parents, a sister, Wynona McDonald, and two other brothers, Omega and Sampson McDonald.
Walker grew up in Ada, attending the Ada schools and going from school into the army. His parents had lived years ago in the Byrds Mill neighborhood.
In addition to his parents, he leaves five sisters, Tnelma and Jo Ann Walker of Lindsay, Margie Walker of Roff, Mrs. Bessie Johnson of California and Mrs. Virgie Wilson of Ada; brothers, Jack of Stonewall, William F. Walker, Joe Bob, Holly and Johnny Walker of California.
Those Who Dump Trash on Roads Face Prosecution
The county commissioners are declaring war on the dumping of trash on county roads ana highways. They say any one caught dumping trash on a road right of way will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and no exceptions will be made.
The commissioners ask the cooperation of the entire public to help them clear up one of the worst menaces they have encountered. If you see any one dumping trash, be certain to get the car or truck license and re port it to the county commission ers or the sheriff’s office.
Dumpers will be prosecuted for damaging public property and endangering the health of the public.
If you have any evidence against .those who have already put the trash on the roads or in the road ditches, you are asked to report it, and the guilty persons will be prosecuted.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., April 6.—(A*)—A seven-point cotton production program will be presented to farmers of Wagoner and Tulsa counties at a community hall meeting Tuesday night. Fitting cotton into b a I an c e d farming and caring for soil will head the program.
LONDON, April 6, <;P)—Reconversion note: Plywood parts of
Mosquito planes have been adapted to meet the current shortage of beer barrels.
Sotting Up off Buildings Trucked ffrom Wichita To Bagio This Week
It shouldn’t be too long before more veterans and their families at East Central will have a place to live because portions of buildings that are to be constructed have arrived from Wichita, Kas.
The first truck load of portions of the buildings arrived at the East Central campus Friday afternoon and the driver of the truck said that two additional loads were to arrive Saturday afternoon.
No other trucks are scheduled to arrive here before Tuesday, when three more should arrive, after which erection of the buildings can start.
The first truck load of panels lacked two of being a half of one of the buildings; but four truck loads of various equipment is required to erect a complete building.
To the disgust of the fellow in charge of construction at East Central, he is going to receive enough coal burning furnaces to heat all of the buildings; says that he will have no use for that type of heating equipment as the buildings when completed will have natural gas heating facilities.
The buildings are being torn down at a location where government employees had lived while working for an airplane construction company at Wichita.
Furnishings for the buildings will be provided by the college; the buildings being transported here were not furnished before they were tom down.
Jadge Crawford Sets Arraignmeiti Docket April Ii
Tai Crawford, district has set an arraignment for all cases shown by the appearance docket to have not heretofore been arraigned.
This has been set for Friday April 26, at IO a.m.
Cases listed on the arraignment docket includes the following defendants and charges: Dan Hastey, grand larceny.
O. B. Smith, two cases, assault with intent to kill.
J. Nabors, larceny.
Leroy Blankenship, attempted robbery in first degree.
Boley Miller and Elmer Nicholas, conjoint robbery, first degree.
Lewis D. Lyda, forgery in second degree.
R. H. Lowery, forgery in second degree.
L. R. Iker, unlawful possession of intoxicating liquor, 3rd and subsequent offense.
L. H. Dendy, same as Iker’s. John Goodwin, Ruby Faye Goodwin, Betty Boyd and James Goodwin, larceny from house.
Elmer Nicholas, petty larceny, 3rd and subsequent offense.
Harvey Bolin, burglary in second degree.
Cowboy (Thurman) Hice, unlawful possession, 2nd and subsequent offense.
Trim Dixon, receiving stolen
Truman Proclaims Foreign Policy
To Oppose Aggression World Over
Calls for Power To
General Patton Honored
“Georgic would have been pleased,” said Mrs. George S. Patton as she unveiled the plaque on the $400,000 administration building which was dedicated to him at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Fort Riley is the cavalry school from which Patton graduated. The plaque read. Dedicated to the Memory of George S. Patton, Jr., General U. S. Army, 1883-1945.—(NEA Telephoto).
New Paving To Jap Treasure Found
rim property. Howan
oward Kirkpatrick and Leonard Robertson, assault with intent to kill.
Frank Enochs, unlawful possession, 3rd and subsequent offense.
Cecil Huffman, Clarence Lyda and Frank Billy, grand larceny.
Eddie Alford, five cases, burglary in second degree.
Harvey Hawkins, embezzlement
President Urges Quick Action To Unify Armed Power Under Merged Command of All Forces
Americans spent $10,000,000 a year saying “please” in telegrams. Next most polite word is “thanks.” The two words average more than $15,000,000 combined in telegrams every year.
The male prairie chicken courts his mate by erecting his feather headdress, inflating orange-colored balloons on his neck, and dancing to the tune of his booming drums.
OKLAHOMA — Partly cloudy through Monday except scattered showers likely extreme north Sunday and in east Sunday night and Monday morning; continued mild Sunday, somewhat cooler Monday and in northwest Sunday night.
WASHINGTON, April 6.—(JP)* —Contending “delay itself is a process of decay,” President Truman today sought swifter congressional action on his recommendation for unification of the armed forces.
He used an Army Day address at Chicago to put across anew the idea he first outlined to congress Dec. 19.
Unification, as well as temporary extension of the draft act and universal military training are necessary, he said, if this country is to maintain its strength and leadership.
Taking cognizance of the fears of both the army and the navy that one might be subordinated to the other in event of a merger, the president said:
No Loss Of Identity
“Unification does not mean subordination of any branch of the service. It does not mean a loss of identity. It means just what the word says—unification.
“It means a concentration and cohesion of our best military thought and our best military resources, geared to maximum efficiency. It means using our experience in World War II for the peace of the world.”
Mr. Truman has called for a new department of national defense, headed by a single cabinet member,' with a civilian secretary and several civilian assistant secretaries.
The three coordinated branches of the service — army, navy and air—each would be under an assistant secretary, with an over-all chief of staff and military commanders for each of the branches.
The proposal has been a point of bitter argument between the navy on one hand and the army and the army air forces on the other.
Congress has held extensive hearings on the merger idea, and mulled over the proposal at length.
Three days ago members of the senate military committee visited the White House to show the president a new draft of unification legislation.
Chairman Elbert Thomas (D.-Utah) of the committee told newsmen he hoped the bill would be ready for senate consideration
Be Open Soon
lost Main Job Complatad, Raving Crews Prepare Far Second Project
Two blocks of new paving on East Main between Hope and Mississippi should be ready for travel about April 25 as the paving was completed Thursday.
H. S. Moore, contractor, said that about three weeks is required for new paving to mature before it is ready for traffic.
The alley between the Aldridge hotel and Criswell Funeral Home may be the next strip of paving to be laid as men have been working there for several days preparing for pouring concrete.
The contractor hoped that the alleys in the downtown section of town would be ready for paving so that he could move his equipment there from the east Main location. New gas lines are being laid in some instance while some new telephone lines are being laid.
There are several additional paving projects that have been approved. One is at Washington school; another is on Francis from the alley on Fourteenth south to Sixteenth.
One Killed in hr (rash blinky
Redlands Farmer Dies,
Four Others Injured
SALLISAW, Okla., April 6 — (JP)—One person was killed and four others injured, one of them seriously, in a two-car collision seven miles west of Moffett, Okla., on U. S. Highway 64 today.
State Troopers E. B. Lynn and Otto Rauseh, said Ewell Rhine, 26, farmer of Redlands, Okla., was killed in the crash. He was riding in a car driven by William Troy Black, 22, Redlands. Black suffered cuts on the face.
Ray Underwood, 57, also a passenger in Black’s car suffered a serious head injury. Another passenger, John Anderson, 44, suffered face cuts. Both are residents of Redlands.
The driver of the second car, Alfred Garland Maxey, Muskogee, suffered a fractured right leg.
In Mud of Tokyo Bay
Geisha House Tip Leads ta Discovery off Precious Metals Estimated Worth $2,000,000,000; Hidden by Offfficers
TOKYO, April 6.—(AP)—A geisha house tip which found its way into American military government circles led today to the discovery of a large hoard of precious metals hidden in the mud beneath Tokyo bay.
An informant who saw two truckloads of ingots dumped into the bay last July to conceal them from occupation forces said that Japanese army officers supervising the job had estimated there was 30,000,000,000 yen ($2,000,000,000) worth of gold, silver and platinum in the lot.
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Back Up That Stand
Tails Huge Chicago Throng America Must Remain Strong To Preserve Peace, Protect Weak ffrom Coercion, Asks Drafft Extension; Proclaims New 'Universal' Policy
CHICAGO, April 6.—(AP)—President Truman, proclaiming a new “universal” foreign policy designed to oppose aggression the world over, called today for strong military forces to back it up.
Speaking before a crowd police estimated at upwards of 70,000 persons, the president, standing bare-headed in the wind-swept Soldier Field, declared America must remain strong to preserve the peace and protect the weak from outside “coercion or penetration.’
Draft Likely Voting Issue
Congressional Candidates May Ba Forced to Take Stand in '46 Elections
(live Mirray Will Return lo College
Will Again Ba President Off . Murray School at Tish
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OKLAHOMA CITY, April 6 — (ZP)—Col. Clive Murray, state director of selective service, today was elected to his former position as president of Murray state school of agriculture by the board of regents for agricultural colleges.
The $325,000 in bonds for housing at Oklahoma A. and M. college were sold by the board of regents to R. J. Edwards, Inc., to bear 2.14 per cent interest. P. E. Harrill, chairman of the board, said the funds would be used to convert naval installations into apartments and housing units for faculty members and war veterans attending the college to relieve a shortage.
the Capel! Brothers Carnival that has been showing north of Ada during the past week were arrested Friday night by Ray Goodwin, Jim Rogers and Ed Dyson, members of the sheriff’s force.
Jene George and Carol Landers were charged by the officers with indecent exposure. Sam George was accused of procuring indecent exposure of the two women.
The two women were alleged to have exposed their persons in a public place “wilfully and lewdly” and in so doing to cause many persons to be offended an annoyed, their acts of exposure being offensive to decency.
They were arraigned Saturday before Percy Armstrong, justice of the peace, and entered pleas of not guilty. Later in the day they made bond of $750 each and were released.
One of the officers said that early in the week, after protests had been made to them of the reported act, the show people had been warned that they would be permitted to continue only if they remained clothed.
Complaints Filed On Four Saturday
Range ffrom Assault and Battery to Public Drunkenness
Several charges were filed by county authorities Saturday in justice courts.
Among the cases were:
Ottie Roberts, charged with assault and battery in using his hands and fists to inflict bodily hurt and injury on E. M. Carr; filed in justice court of Franklin Bourland.
Underwood, charged with larceny of domestic animals in theft of a buckskin horse, bridle and saddle from J. A. Christian; in justice court of J. H. Byrd, Stonewall.
Dan Hays and Joel Daney, public drunkenness, about a half mile south of the city limits of Ada; filed in justice court of Percy Armstrong.
the actual val ut' of the ingots remained to be determined as occupation authorities disclosed the sensational find.
Lt. E. V. Nielsen of Stamford, Conn., an officer in the 32nd military government, located the hidden hoard and himself brought up the first ingot—a 75-pound hunk of platinum.
Dumped Off Wharf
Nielsen was led by an informant to the spot where the ingots were dumped off a wharf at a former Japanese maritime school on the Tokyo waterfront.
“I stripped and went down into about six feet of water,” Nielsen said “and there, in three or four feet of mud, I could feel two areas—each about 20 feet square —which seemed to be paved with these blocks.
“They are so locked together in the mud that we could not get any more up today, but we will resume operations Monday with diving suits and modern equipment.”
More For Reparations Fund
The dock area meanwhile has been taken over by armed guards of the 1st cavalry division who are keeping a close watch until recovery is completed.
Officers estimated it would
By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST
WSAHINGTON, April 6.—(JP)
—For the first time since its original enactment in 1940, the draft law is likely to become a red-hot political issue in this year’s congressional elections.
That became apparent today as the house military committee indicated a determination to throw into the lap of the new congress the entire matter of peacetime extension of the selective service act. The act expires on May 15 of this year.
Should congress go along with the committee, many members believe, the proposition of whether to keep the law on the books through 1947 will be one of the first demanding a decision from the 80th congress when it convenes in January.
And because of intense public interest, they believe, the voters will demand that candidates for election to the 80th congress take a stand in their campaign.
Current indications are the house committee next Tuesday will urge congress to do one of two things:
Keep the law on the books until next February 15, with a ban I against practically all new indue- nitltm lions but a requirement for continued registration of draft eligibles.
Or extend the law as it now stands, probably until March,
1947, but with a limit of 18 months on the service of any inductee.
Meanwhile President Truman said that he is opposed to a pending congressional program to extend the draft for only nine months. He told a news conference in Chicago that he considered it necessary to call men for another year so that men who have been overseas an undue length of time can be brought home.
a Mr. Truman called for passage of legislation extending the selective service act another year, armed forces unification and universal training, which have stout opposition in congress, anti then, departing from his prepared text, declared:
No Matter For Politics “Nobody should play politics with the national safety.” He did not elaborate.
The president was cheered when he concluded his talk and interrupted by applause on other occasions, once when he paid tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt, his predecessor.
Mr. Truman reserved for tho United States the right to project itself into any situation where outside rivalries might endanger the security of any nation and endanger the peace of all.
In the strongest language he has ever used as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s successor as democracy’s spokesman, the gray-hair-ed Missourian told thousands in Chicago's Soldier Field:
“We cannot one day proclaim out intention to prevent unjust aggression and oppression in the world and the next day call for immediate scrapping of our military might.
Sees Fifth Infantry March He saw some of that might earlier when 14,000 troops of the famous Fifth (Red Diamond) infantry passed by a Michigan avenue reviewing stand in which he stood with Gov. Dwight H. Green, Mayor Edward J. Kelly, Senator Lucas (D-IU) and its commander. Major General Albert E. Brown.
Naming names, he declared that the United States would expect Great Britain, Soviet Russia and other countries to pursue J peaceful objectives in the orient in return for United States recog-of their “important” eco-
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COLLINSVILLE, Okla., April 6.—(ZP)—Many farmers of this area are expected to attend a
Eictorial discussion of plant reeding and development of hybrid corn by F. W. Moses, Tulsa, at a meeting of the Collinsville vocational study group Monday night.
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Regents Board To Apportion Funds
Meet Monday to Allot Funds to Stat# Educational Institutions
U.S. Tries to Break Up Deadlock, Get Started On European Peace Pacts
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 6 (JP)—State regents of higher education will meet Monday to apportion funds to the state educational institutions for operation during the next fiscal year, beginning July I.
The state board of education today approved budgets for the six state teachers’ colleges for next year, subject to apportionments by the board of regents.
Budgets approved were:
Sbutheastern State College at Durant, $204,803 against $150,131 for this year; East Central State college at Ada, $225,930 against $182,675; Northwestern State college at Alva, $185,481 against $133,716; Southwestern Institute of Technology, $194,245 against $162,469; Northeastern State college at Tahlequah, $229,56 against $175,265; and Centr State college at Edmond, $217,* 770, against $197,857.
By ALEX SINGLETON «
WASHINGTON, April 6,
In an effort to break a deadlock blocking peace pacts for five European countries, the United States was reported ready to today to dump the future of Italy’s pre-war colonies into the lap of the United Nations.
This disclore came from responsible diplomatic officials on the heels of a London announcement that Britain will back Secretary of State Byrnes’ surprise appeal for a spadework meeting of the courted of foreign ministers in Paris April 25.
American officials, surveying the long list of differences a-mong the major powers and the lack of progress since the Lon
must be drafted before any one of them is signed.
2. Italy’s colonies—the United States and Britain have sup)>ort-ed a plan under which they would be placed under a collective trusteeship of the United Nations. Russia has advocated individual trusteeships, seeking for herself stewardship over Triooli-tania on the southern Mediterranean shore. Britain has protested this move on the ground that it would place the Soviet astride her lifeline to the east.
Heaviest 1945 Disaster
Greatest loss of life in any one catastrophe in 1945 was in the tornado that swept through parts of Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas during April, resulting in the deaths of 119 persons.
Differ on Reparations
3. Reparations—Russia has demanded reparations from Italy, suggesting that they could be don meetinjfof the council broke ;™»id over a period of years in the up six months ago in an atmos- form of goods. Against this posi-phere of acrimony, were frankly tion, the United States has taken
Russia In Difficult Stand
These were the major difficulties:
I. Despite a Potsdam agreement that Italy should be given priority for a peace treaty among the ex-
an unbudging stand, arguing that Italy is dependent upon relief—a vast part of which comes from this country—and is in no position to pay.
4. Boundary lines—more than a store of these disputes exist, few of them have been settled by
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