Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 9, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Maybe the weather bureau thinks danger of a killing frost is past but after all eight times it's happened after April I and a lot off folks won't feel quite safe until Easter—April 21 is past
Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Wednesday with showers locally heavy east.
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42nd Year—No. 304ADA, OKLAHOMA. TUESDAY, APRIL I, 1946
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Pictured above is the Reconversion Housing Project for Veterans at East Central. The site above is located east of the college campus on the side of a hill. Preliminary work has been in progress for several weeks, but signs of a building were not evident until last week when truck loads of panels arrived from Wichita Falls, Kas. Between the sign and the Library building, stacks of panels can be seen covered over with a tarpaulin and a truck with gin poles parked nearby for unloading. The exact cost of the apartments that will be constructed has not been announced by authorities.
Bull Brings $2,500 Price
Carpenter Ranch Animal Auctioned at Climax Of Burke, S. D., Hospital Rally
A Hereford Heaven bull that was bred on the L. P. Carpenter ranch sold for $2,500 Monday afternoon after mere than a week of bidding by South Dakota ranchers, when a goal of $15,000 for the purpose of raising funds for a memorial hospital at Burke, South Dakota, was reached in the rale of a number of items.
The bull was purchased from Mr. Carpenter several days ago by the Rosebud Hereford Association of South Dakota for the purpose of auctioning it off to the highest bidder to help raise funds for the construction of a hospital.
Grandson Of Champions C. Royal Rupert 6th., grandson of two undefeated international champions, was donated to the Burke community by the Rosebud Association.
The bull was sent to South Dakota by special truck provided for by Mr. Carpenter/ CRR was selected from the Carpenter herd by Dean W. L. Blizzard, Oklahoma A. and M. college, and Bill Likins of the Flying L ranch.
Carrying the bloodlines that have made Hereford Heaven famous in all parts of the world where Herefords are known, the young bull was auctioned off at a special banquet attended by Governor Robert S. Kerr. Governors Compete Three governors took part in the all day program at Burke. The day was climaxed by the selling of the Hereford Heaven bull. Each of the three governors bad sold a bull
Gov. H. Q. Sharpe of South Dakota got $825 for his, Gov. Dwight Griswold of Nebraska, ST65, and Governor Kerr of Oklahoma couldn't get the bidding past $575.
Governor Kerr, featured speaker, paid tribute to Burke citizens for “daring to meet the problem of inefficient hospitalization frankly and making up their minds to do something about it.’'
Promoted by a Burke committee. the fund-raising event was patterned after a similar campaign in Oklahoma.
American automobiles are being scrapped at the rate of 150,-000 monthly.
L. S. Navy blimps not only spotted submarines during the war but sighted large schools of fish and notified fishing boats.
First U. S. all-metal transport plane was the Stout “Pullman," built in 1924.
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Oklahoma: Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Wednesday with showers locally heavy east warmer west and north tonight.
Music Takes Over In Ada for This Week
Wolff Concert Tonight, Auditions Wednesday, Massad Chorus Thursday, Music Contests Friday and Saturday
Music, lots of music, is in store for Ada beginning tonight with a concert by Ernst Wolff, tenor, followed by auditions for talented young singers of the area Wednesday, by a massed chorus program Thursday night and by interscholastic music contests Friday and Saturday with students of at least 18 schools taking part.
■e Wolff has been in Ada four
Forecast For April 9-12
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska: General rain most of district Wednesday with showers and thunderstorms Oklahoma, southeastern Kansas and southern Missouri; general rain again Friday and Missouri Saturday; precipitation heavy, averaging two inches eastern Oklahoma, southern Kansas and :outhern Missouri, to one-half inch southern Nebraska; warmer Thursday, colder Friday and Saturday; warmer Sunday; temperatures averaging slightly above normal.
Hearing Postponed For Carnival Trio In Exposure (ase
A motion for continuance on three separate charges against two women and one man in connection Mjith the Capell Brother carnival that was in Ada last week was filed Monday morning.
Signed by Truman Harrison, attorney, the motions stated that a 15 day continuance was asked because of the absence of material witnesses.
It further stated that the defendants could not safely proceed with trial and that the continuance was not for the purpose of delay, but the cases were not heard Monday morning when they were scheduled.
Will Be Ready Then The attorney, in making be motion, stated that the defendants has a good and legal defense. The motion stated that the absent witnesses will be ready for the hearing on Wednesday, April 24, at IO a. rn.
The continuance was agreed to by the county attorney’s office and the time was granted.
Jene George and Carol Landers were charged by members of the sheriffs force with indecent exposure. Sam George was accused of procuring indecent exposure of the two women.
Bonds amounting to $750 on each of the three counts was left standing following the continuance, which was granted by Percy Armstrong, justice of peace.
The trio were arraigned Saturday before Armstrong and entered pleas of not guilty. Later in the day, they made bond of $750 each and were released.
Japs Surrender On Lubang Aller Fight
MANILA, April 9, CP)—Sullen and suspicious, 41 Japanese soldiers have surrendered to American-led Filipino forces on Lubang Island, the army announced today.
The surrender to officers of the U. S. 86th division virtually ends a seven-week campaign to clear the island, off Manila Bay, of Japanese renegades who had been terrorizing the countryside.
Six Japanese, two Filipino soldiers and several civilians were killed during the mop-up.
The renegades, although ragged and long-haired, seemed well fed, they said they were unaware of Japan’s surrender, despite the fact more than 100,000 leaflets announcing it had been showered upon them since September, 1945.
Ninety-nine per cent of all bacteria in milk can be killed by forcing super sound waves through the fluid.
times and is popular with those who have heard him. He
his own accompaniments. ___
program begins at 8 o'clock at the college auditorium, with admission charge of 50 cents. Auditions Wednesday Wednesday he will give auditions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then master classes will be organized and will receive special instruction by Wolff, who is rated an excellent judge of voices. There is no program Wednesday evening.
Thursday night brings a Music Festival program at 8 p.m. at the ollege when Wolff will conduct i massed chorus of 213 voices. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited to attend.
Music Meet Friday, Saturday
There will be high school singers from the area with the East Central college choir assisting. The chorus is composed of students from Seminole. Konawa, Wewoka and Horace Mann high schools. Dorothy McGee Stubbs will play the organ accompaniment.
Friday and Saterday the annual Music Meet takes place, reinstated after four years of war suspension. There will be contests in instrumental solos and ensembles, band, glee club, mixed chorus, vocal- solos and ensembles, marching bands.
Jap Tells of Yanks Tied lo-tresses
Commander of Firing Squad Prated to Fliers About Dying "As Christ Did"
SHANGHAI, April 9. im-Capt. Sotojiro Tatsuta, commander of the firing squad which executed three Doolittle airmen here in 1942, described today how he strapped the Americans to crosses and then urged them to take heart as they were dying “as Christ did."
I told them,” Tatsuta testified at his war crimes trial before an American military commission, “Christ died on the cross and they must die on the cross. When you die on the cross you will be honored as God$.”
Tatsuta said the Americans made no final statement, other than a request that theii families be told they died bravely.
Earlier, Lt. Gen. Shigeru Saw-ada, former commander of the 13th Japanese army and top ranking officer among the four trial defendants, repeated his contention that responsibility for the executions lay in Tokyo and
he was powerless to reduce the
Figures based on studies of engine failures in twin-engined planes indicate a probable frequency of one forced landing in uny 16,576 flights which might be taken from the U. S. to London.
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Dairy Calf program Is On This Week
Ask Sponsors for 125 4-H, f FA Youths; Murray County Takas Up Local Flan
A dairy calf program that started with a couple of calves two years ago and boomed to 56 last year is under way now for 1946 and no less than 125 calves are needed.
This might well be called “Dairy Calf Week” in Ada, for sponsors are signing up to assure registered dairy calves tor 4-H and FFA club members.
After a brief presentation of the subject at the Kiwanis club Monday, 20 signatures of sponsors came right in and the club expects to furnish backing for at least 35 calves this year.
This Week’s Major Program Similar sponsorship applications are being made at the Lions club today, the Rotary club Wednesday and the Ada Chamber of Commerce program Thursday, when the calf program will be the principal topic.
It isn’t a gift, explain those in charge of the program, now handled through the Chamber of Commerce with other civic clubs assisting. It is an investment in farm youths and in the dairying future of the area.
Every Calf Insured A sponsor backs a boy with $175 which covers cost of the calf and its transportation to Ada. Every calf is insured—only one of the almost five dozen brought in has died thus far and it was covered by insurance. Buyers leave next week to acquire the calves.
Of the original two, backed by the Kiwanis club two years ago, one has Returned a heifer to Die program and the other is expected to do so soon.
Already IIM) 4-H clubbers have been approved for the program this year and FFA’ers are expected to raise this to 125.
In another year or two calves from the first two years will be added to the expanding program through which the farm youths are furnished with fine quality milk producers and are thoroughly coached through the county agent and his assistant in care of the animals.
Murray County Adopts Plan Recognition of Pontotoc coun-
No Agreements in Committees Today on Extension of Draft
Adan Slain, Kin Is Held
Seem Working Toward Some Kind Of Action to Limit Service, Halt Induction
Cecil Huffman Killed By Shotgun Blast at Brother-In-Law's Homa Naar Wynnewood
Cecil Huffman of Ada, who was charged with grand larceny in district court in Pontotoc county along with Clarence Lyda and Frank Billy, was shot and killed late last Friday afternoon near Wynnewood. Robert Rolen is charged with murder in connection with the case.
Rolen was bound over to district court without bond Tuesday morning in a Pauls Valley justice'of peace court. ™
The county attorney in Pauls a
Valley said that Huffman and a, d
Rolen had been drinking and Burney (R-SD) had proposedI the quarreling all afternoon of the extorsion but committee
day of the shooting, but said that option was delayed to allow draftee men apparently had made up. J?** clerks to prepare numerous The mpn u/pnt tn Rnipn’c hnm« proposed amendments.
Thomas said these proposals
WASHINGTON, April 9.—(AP)—The senate military committee‘decided today to delay until Thursday a decision on the administration’s request for a one year extension of the draft beyond May 15.
The house military group also failed to reach agreement at a morning session, but scheduled another for later in the day.
Chairman Elbert Thomas (D-^
Utah) of the senate committee said his group reached these decisions:
Rejected 7 to 4 a proposal by Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo.) to extend the draft for six weeks until July I. The original vote was 6 to 4 but another senator voted late.
Induction Halt Rejected Rejected 8 to 3 proposals by Senator Revercomb (R-WVa.) that the draft be continued but inductions halted after May 15 and then July I.
Chairman Thomas said that
The men went to Rolen’s home near Wynnewood and after a short time, Rolen got his 410 auge shot gun and some shells.
Limit on service of all previous-
gauge shot gun and some shells, ““ Pre™ms-
He told the family that he was * 4mei} months; a
leaving home wlde varietY of proposals to in-
Rolen went’out into his front and. thus raise volun-
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aw on the size of the army to 1,-550,000 on July I this year and “,070,000 July I, 1947; limit of
yard where he stood until Huffman walked out of the house and then the shooting took place.
Garvin county authorities said JjWJV ** lfS' of
that Rolen’s son saw the incident ™^d.Tn .V? month'y shortages in which Huffman was killed. reported by the army in volunte-
The county attorney said that ers’
Huffman was hit by a number of
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Adm. Stark Says He (Would Have Acted lf He'd Had Word
WASHINGTON. April 9.—(JP) —Adm. Harold R. Stark said today he would have acted immediately if he had known that President Roosevelt felt a Japanese diplomatic message received the night of Dec. 6, 1941, meant war.
If there was a war conference in the White House that night— the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—Stark told a sen-ate-house inquiry committee that he knew nothing about it.
Stark, former chief of naval operations, was the first witness as the committee resumed hearings it recessed about a month ago.
Before he began testifying, Seth Richardson, committee counsel, put into the record several documents. These indicated that Winston Churchill pressed Mr. Roosevelt as early as February, 1941, to “instill in Japan anxiety” that a move toward Singapore would mean war with the United States.
Stark and Gen. George C. Marshall, former army chief oI staff and now envoy to China, were recalled in an effort to learn their whereabouts the night before the Sunday attack on Pearl Harbor. *
Despite testimony by other witnesses that President Roosevelt had tried to locate the chief of naval operations that night and had been informed that he was attending a musical comedy at a local theater, Stark said again he could not remember where he was.
Richardson recalled previous testimony by Comdr. Lester R. Schultz, on duty at the White House that night, that President Roosevelt had exclaimed “this means war” when he read a 13-part Japanese diplomatic message.
Stark testified that he knew nothing about receipt of the message until he went to his office in a routine way the next morning.
The documents put into the lecord by Richardson came from state department and White House files.
21 BUT NOT OWN BOSS
HOLLYWOOD, April 9.—(ZP)— Just because she’s of age, Joan Leslie isn’t necessarily her own boss.
A superior judge 'made that clear yesterday when he enjoined the actress from appearing in films for anyone but Warner Brothers’. Miss Leslie, the studio complained, had informed them she considered a contract signed in 1942, by her mother, Mrs. Agnes Brodel, as guardian, void now that she is 21. Her birthday was last Jan. 26.
t will take up a compromise this afternoon.
# Senator Austin (R-Vt.) was optimistic that the senate group would approve his proposal for a straightaway one-year extension with the service of inductees limited to 18 month. This is he program the armed forces have been urging.
Across the capitol, however, In-luential house military committee members reported that the
Allen Reported to Hove Had Much Hail Today
For most Adans it was a short but heavy downpour that was inconvenient in midmorning.
But one former airman remarked, “We had a little cirro-cumulus (or something like that) this morning” and continued by saying that a flier dodges such stormy clouds for “you might run into an 80-mile downdraft or a 200-mile updraft" that would take a plane apart.
And the fellow who was in the early island fighting in the South Pacific added that when you see that kind of cloud developing you fixed your foxhole or other shelter for several hours or maybe a whole day of terrific rainfall.
A little hail fell in Ada and much more is reported between Ada and Allen, and Allen is reported to have had a heavy hail.
In the early days of the atom bomb development, the scientists
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AATC Recommends Probation for Two Stale Colleges
OKLAHOMA CITY. April P.
UPL-An examining committee of i he American association of teachers colleges has recommended ' hat Southwestern Institute of Technology at Weatherford and Northwestern State college at Alva be placed on probation for one year.
Criticising changes in the administration of the schools, the board recommended in a formal resolution that the Weatherford school be retained on the accredited list “for another year” and that Northwestern be retained temporarily."
The committee asked that the .wo schools be re-examined at their own expense after one year lf they desire to continue to be accredited by the association. The report warned that “continued instability will inevitably lead to the dropping of the names of the colleges from the accredited list of institutions in the association.'
The committee criticised the fact that the present statutory board of education may be changed by each new governor and urged a constitutional board of control similar to the university of Oklahoma board of regents.
The investigation was ordered last August by the association’s executive committee which reported changes in presidencies appeared to be political in nature.
The action was taken after S. C.
Percefull was removed from the presidency of the Alva school and G. S. Sanders was replaced as head of Southwestern.
The board of education then named two of its own board members. J. R. Holmes and R. H.
Burton, to head the schools.
Burton now is president of Southwestern but Holmes refused the Alva post and Perciful was re-employed.
Heavy Rata, Hall Storm Hits
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Filipinos Remember Bataan Surrender Of Few Years Ago
By JOHN R. WARD
BATAAN PENINSULA, April 9.—(/P)~A small car flying a white flag carried American officers to the Japanese lines four vears ago today to surrender this fog-shrouded peninsula — where General MacArthur^ stand with outnumbered, outgunned forces upset the whole timetable of Japanese conquest
To thousands of Filipinos huddling fearfully by forbidden radios, and to the rest of the world, came these words on April 9, 1942.
“ . . With heads bloody but unbowed, they have yielded to superior force and numbers . . . The world will long remember the epic struggle that Filipino and American forces put up in the jungle fastnesses and along the rugged coast of Bataan.
“For what sustained them . . . Was a force more than physical. It was the force of unconquerable faith.
“Bataan has fallen, but the spirit that made it stand—a beacon to all the liberty-loving people of the world—cannot fail.
The words came from “The Voice of Freedom,” the radio on /till-embattled Corregidor. They were written by Capt. Salvador P. Lopez, former executive officer on Gen. Jonathan Wain-wright’s staff.
Lopez now is back at his old job with the Manila Post—whose pages recently heralded the death before an American firing squad of Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, curt conqueror of both Bataan and Corregidor. A convicted war criminal, Homma was condemned for the ruthless cruelties of his troops as they crushed the last formal resistance in the Philippines.
Manila papers, today reprinted Lopez* historic 1942 radio announcement, although there were no formal commemoration ceremonies.
“That ’spirit that cannot fail* did not fail,” he observed. “Even as the Filipino veteran is living today in dire need ... he remembers the sentiment that was Bataan.”
Farmer Union Is Under Fire
Court Action Asked To Throw It Into Receivership
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 9,
</p)—Court action asked in a petition filed in Oklahoma county district court would throw the Oklahoma farmers’ union into receivership and enjoin it from operating in the “forbidden fields of commerce."
The petition, filed by Cheek -more Wallace on behalf of 16 individual members of the state union and two local unions, demanded a complete investigation of the state body’s finances and urged that it be prevented from operating as a profit-making business.
“The plaintiff are entitled to withdraw the state union from the forbidden fields of commerce, merchandising and profit into which the defendants execute committee have wrongfully plac ed it," said the petition, “and are entitled to restore it to the purposes for which it was originally organized and to the purposes which its constitution and by-laws and the laws of the state of Oklahoma permit."
Included in the petitioners’ demands were the following:
1. That a receiver be appointed to take charpe of all funds and assets of the state organization.
2. That the court require an aduit to be made of all books and records.
3. That the executive committee be enjoined from engaging in unauthorized activities (such as sale of merchandise), and that the members be suspended until after the audit is completed.
Aril Strict Accounting
4. That the executive committee be required to give strict accounting of all funds on hand and handled in the past.
5. That the union Mutual Insurance Co., a state union project. be enjoined from distributing further dividends and be required to make an accounting for all funds received from the parent organization.
6. That surplus insurance funds of the state union, estimated by the plaintiffs in excess of $388 -OOO be distributed to all policy holders in proportion to ♦heir contributions.
COMMUNIST COMMANDERS IN CHINA IN PLANE CRASH
CHUNGKING, April 9—(AV-Communist headquarters reported today that a U. S. army transport plane carrying Gen. Yeh Ting, former commander of the communist new Fourth army and other party leaders to Yenan is missing.
The plane left Chungking yesterday for Yenan, communist headquarters, with 14 passengers. Deng Fa, Chinese delegate to
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Rah, Dark Skies Blamed for Wreck
Truck, Car Collada Hare
During Heavy Downpour
In the driving rain and semidarkness about IO a.m. Tuesday, 3 Copeland Bakery truck tollided with a car driven by Chester Nichols at the corner of Sixteenth and Broadway.
Investigated by Policeman G. W. Vandever, the accident was said to have caused only property damage to the vehicles involved.
The officer said that the wreck could have been a serious one and blamed it almost entirely on the darkened skies and heavy downpour that lasted several minutes.
The bakery truck Agas traveling west on Sixteenth while the Nichols car was traveling south on Broadway.
Find Huge Cadie Of Silver in tokyo
"Leu Than 900 Tons" In Reported New Discovery
TOKYO, April 9, UP)—A Japanese official today confirmed a report that Chinese silver coins totaling “less than 900 tons" had been discovered in Tokyo.
Only three days ago, American occupation officers reported the recovery of platinum ingots in Tokyo Bay and said they were informed 30.000,000,000 yen ($2,-000.000.000) worth of gold, silver and platinum was cached there, divers are preparing to recover the remainder of that huge cache this week.
Unverified reports said an American army post exchange officer’s unit discovered the Chinese coins when it took over a building a few days ago.
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Gromyko Ends Boycott Of U. N. Council
SovSet-U. S. Fight Looms Over I roman Case Unleu Iran Sides with Russia
NEW YORK. April 9, CP*— Ambassador Andrei A. Gromyko, Russian member of the United Nations security council, said today that he would attend today’s session.
Russia thus ended toe boycott which began March 7 when Gromyko walked out on the council’s Iranian discussion.
Asked bv reporters whether he would attend today’s meeting, Gromyko said, “yes, I shall go."
When asked if he planned to bring up the Iranian matter at today’s meeting, however, he replied:
“Ask the president of the security council. He knows what’s on the agenda."
Demands Dismissal Of Case
Russia has filed write the council a demand for complete dismissal of the Iranian case.
Barring one possibility, a stiff Soviet-American, fight appears likely to result over this issue. Secretary of State Byrnes indicated that the United States is opposed to reopening the Iranian case until May 6, the deadline by which all Soviet troops are supposed to be out of Iran. Some officials said the British hold a similar view.
Iran Can Change Situation
The possibility was seen that Iran might agree with Russia’s demand. Such a development would mean that the two governments most concerned in the controversy considered it a closed book as far as tho council goes. That might weaken any argument the United States could make for keeping it open for consideration May 6.
Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala has asked Premier Ahmed Qavam at Tehran for instructions.
At Ala’s hotel, a spokesman said the entire Iranian delegation was packing to leave for Washington some time today. He said Ala would not attend the afternoon meeting of the security council.
The spokesman refused to discuss the situation further.
Freeholders Start Real Discussions
Talk Over Some Proposed Charter Revisions, Flan Wider Investigations
In their second meeting, the board of freeholders elected last week got down to discussion of some provisions that any amended charter for the city of Ada would include.
Discussion centered largely in the office of city clerk and in provisions covering purchasing of supplies and related matters involving city properties and records.
The board also began making plans to have representatives of other cities of Ada's class coma here for discussions.
Members of the board announce that as a hoard and as individuals they not only welcome but solicit expressions of opinion and ideas from Ada citizens on any part of the city government and its charter regulations.
In this wav they seek to find what most Ada people favor and expect to obtain valuable ideas and proposals that could be incorporated in charter revision studies now under way.
The board will soon make some visits to other cities to investigate how city affairs are handled—at no expense to the city here as there is no provision for funds for such trips.
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