Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 11, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Fair tonight and Friday; cooler south central and extreme east tonight.
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U. S. Traffic Death Rate Is Startling
So Appalling, President Has Called National Conference To Halt It
By JAMES MARLOW
WASHINGTON, April ll, (JPi— Take it easy with your automobile and—if you don’t have a car —look out for cars.
Cars are killing neople at a startling rate. It s so startling that President Truman has called a national conference to halt it.
The worst year in history for auto deaths was 1941. The score in that pre-war year: 40,000
What will it be in 1946? At the present rate, the national safety council estimates, 38,000 will be killed this year.
In January and February, a total of 5,450 were killed, or more than 45 percent above the number killed in the same months in 1945.
At that rate, the council estimates, another 5,450 or so will have been killed in March and
Injured? Some 370,000
And the injured in those four months? The council’s estimate is 370,000.
Why the sudden spurt of death on the streets and highways? People have gasoline, new cars are coming and they don’t mind tearing around in their old ones.
The wartime controls, which called for slower driving and careful use of automobiles, are gone.
But the fatalities so far this yeir occured in told months when far less cars were in use than will hit the highways now with warm weather here.
As early as last December, seeing the rising death rate, President Truman took steps to save lives by the time warm weather driving started.
He saiS then he wanted a conference—it’s called the president’s highway safety conference —here in Washington May 8, 9 and IO.
He named Philip B. Fleming, who is federal works administrator and thus boss of the public roads administration, to be conference chairman.
Governors of all the states nave been invited to attend the conference as heads of their state delegations.
Those delegations will include chiefs of state police, highway and motor vehicle commissioners, various other state officials, and leading representatives of groups interested in safety.
What they do will be done voluntarily back in their )wn when they return from the conference.
Fleming has organized, meanwhile, a committee of leaders in the traffic field.
This committee has set up a number of subcommittees to study special problems w ithin the traffic problem.
The subcommittees will make their reports to the conference when it opens.
But if you, an individual, have some ideas you think might be useful in cutting down traffic deaths, you can contribute this way:
Write to Conference Headquarters, 7007 Federal Works Building, Washington, 25. D. C.
Malmedy Survivors Arc lo Testify
Six Who Survived German S. S. Slaughter of Prisoners Prepare far Trial
FRANKFURT, April ll.—(ZP)— Six survivors of the Malmedy massacre of nearly IOO American war prisoners returned today to sharpen their memories of the terrible event for testimony they will give at the trial at Dachau of 75 German SS troops accused in the killings.
Grim, tight-lipped, some tearful, they stood in the very field wrhere the nazis machinegunned helpless captives taken in the Battle of the Bulge. It wras only by luck that the six escaped— some by playing dead.
UN. TO MEET*AT OLD WORLD FAIR SITE
NEW YORK, April 11.—(ZP)— Mayor William O’Dwyer announced today the selection of the World’s Fair site at Flushing Meadow as the interim meeting place of the United Nations.
The Sperry gyroscope plant at Lake Success, Long Island, long considered as a possible site of the interim headquarters, was chosen as office headquarters of the United Nations, the mayor added.
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U. S. USE OF FLOUR NAY OE REDUCED
C of C Urges Calf Program
Growth of Form Youth-Dairy Calf Plan Ralatad, Advantages Discussed
In a series of talks on the Chamber of Commerce “calf program,” speakers envisioned more prosperous farming and dairying, better trained farm youth, growth of a dairy breeding industry, improved relations between farmers and the Chamber of Commerce, and an eventual end to the three-year drouth in the milk supply.
Harvey Lambert, local attorney, appealed to members to sign agreements to sponsoring calves this year.
About IOO applicants among farm club youths are already anticipated, and Elmer Kenton, C. of C. secretary, estimated that eventually “something over 150” would want the choice heifers. Started In 1944 Lambert traced the first interest in a dairy program to 1944, when the milk shortage became “rather acute.” It had been developing since about 1937. Then rn 1944, some civic organizations placed six registered heifers, from high-producing Wisconsin herds, with county farm boys. Last year 56 calves were sponsored.
This year the number may triple, provided enough Adans agree to sponsor the calves.
Lambert declared that he sometimes thinks the greatest good ... is the improved relations” between farmers and the C. of C.
Dad-Son Idea Growing Kenison, secretary of the C. of C., said three boys have paid for calves received in other years. He said that several fathers have
Oklahoma — Fair tonight and Friday; cooler south central and extreme east tonight with scattered light frost except south central and extreme east; lowest 35-40 west and north, 40 southeast; warmer Friday.
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Freight Engines In Francis Collision,
One Engineer Hurl
Two “4100” Frisco freight engines were involved in a wreck about noon Wednesday in the Francis Frisco yard and Burch B. Eiddson of Francis, engineer of one engine, in in Valley View hospital suffering from injuries.
Both engines were enroute to the ‘barn’ when the collision occured. One engine was backing toward the barn and the other was going to another track to get to the barn.
Neither of the engines left the track, but both were damaged so badly that they had to be taken to a roundhouse for repairs.
Several members of the train crews received minor injuries but returned to work Thursday morning, according to local Frisco officials.
Valley View officials reported Thursday morning that the condition of Mr. Eiddson was fair.
Don't Pul Blanket Away Quite Yd
Thursday Night May Ba Cooler Than Wednesday's
Don’t put that extra blanket away today. It may be needed tonight, too. %
The forecast, despite today’s clear skies and bright sunshine, is for possibly cooler and even talks about light frost in some parts of Oklahoma Thursday night.
Wednesday started it off with a cloudy, chilly day and a maximum of 74 degrees. During the night the low of 46 degrees wasn’t surprising.
The wind remained chilly Thursday although the sun made some progress in making the temperature milder.
Five Witnesses Fear Perseadion
Soldiers Refuse la Testify At Court Martial
LONDON, April ll. — OF*) — Five soldier witnesses said they feared they would be “persecuted” and refused to testify today in the court martial of Sgt. James M. Jones, charged with mistreating American soldiers while a guard at the Lichfield detention camp.
Jones of Muskogee, Okla., pleaded innocent to ten counts of assault on prisoners.
Maj. Leland Smith, trial judge advocate, then called five enlisted men who were prisoners at Lichfield at the time Jones was a guard. The five are now serving out terms in the London area guardhouse.
One by one, they declined to testify, each stating he was “afraid.”
Planting 5 Acres of Rice in 2 Minutes
R,ice.pJjfPters in the Beaumont, Texas, area watched this plane plant 800 pounds of rice over 5 acres in 2 minutes. Pilot K. W. Shane piloted the plane over the flooded rice farm of the Dishman brothers near Amelia, Texas. The average tractor and drill does this job in five hours. Observers believed this test may presage rice sowing from planes throughout the rice belt totaling several hunched thousand acres.—(NEA Photo).
Massed Chons la Program Tonight Al College Auditorium
By ALMA EMRY
The climax of the annual Music Festival will come Thursday evening, April ll, at 8:00 when a chorus of 212 voices will present a program of choral music, directed bv Ernst Wolff.
This is the first Music Festival in four years as it was suspended during the war. Mrs. Marguerite Hawkmson will be in charge of the event with concert - artist Wolff directing the choruses.
Tuesday evening Wolff gave a concert for the public in the college auditorium. Wednesday, Wolff gave several auditions to talented high school students.
The combined high school choruses from Wewoka, Seminole, Horace Mann and College Choir, and Konowa will present the following program Thursday evening:
“Tenebrae Factae Sunt”, by Palestrina; “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, Cain; “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”, Croft; “Hail, Our Redeemer”, Rhea; “Agnus Dei”, Kalinnikoff; “God of the Open Air”, Cain; “Rustling Leaves”, Tkach; “Ifca’s Castle7’, Harley; “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel”, Cain; “O Suzanna,” Foster-Cain; O My Soul, Bless God the Father”, Simes.
Mr. Wolff will remain one day over his Festival engagement to assist in judging contests in the Interscholastic Music Meet, which begins Friday, April 12.
Missing Elements Haste Been Located
No. 43 and No. 61 Da-tactad, Isolation It Duo
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., April ll.—(ZP)—The elements number 43 and number 61—the two missing links in the periodic table of the elements—have been detected by scientists who claim their definite isolation is assured.
Long known theoretically and even assigned tentative properties by some investigators, the elements—still unnamed—are unstable fission products of uranium.
Announcement of their ’absolute detection” was made yesterday by Dr. Charles D. Coryell of the Monsanto Chemical Co., during an American Chemical society symposium on nuclear chemistry.
Dr. Coryell skid the detection was made by himself and a group of co-workers during research on the atomic bomb project
Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg of the University of Chicago, co-discov-erer of plutonium, told newsmen that while elements 43 and 61 have not formally been isolated “ii is known exactly where they are and the state of their radioactivity.”
OKLAHOMA CITY, April ll. (ZP)—The attorney general today approved a $5,000 bond issue by the board of education of Glencoe, in Payne and Noble counties, to be spent for building repairs, furniture and transportation equipment.
Ninety per cent of forest fires are man-made, with nearly one-third of them caused by careless campers and smokers.
Many Sfudenfi To tome for Two-Day Music Competition
Friday high school students from over the state will gather on the East Central campus for the annual Interscholastic Music Meet Contests arlf to be boldin instrumental solos and ensembles, band, glee club, mixed chorus, vocal solos and ensembles, and marching band.
Winners To State Meet
The school amassing the largest number of points will be given an appropriate trophy. All schools receiving an excellent or superior rating will be eligible for the state final competition.
Judges for the contests will be Albert Lukken, dean of the College of Fine Arte at Tulsa university; Miss Marjorie Dwyer, professor of music at Oklahoma College for Women; — Wayne M. Thorne of the instrumental music department of Bethany Peniel. Ernst Wolff, tenor and pianist, will also serve as a judge.
There is a large number of envies, 18 schools having registered. This meet will probably bring more people to town than the recent track meet.
Schools entered are: Ada, Ada Jr. High, Wewoka, Duncan, Seminole, Pauls Valley, Okemah, Sulphur, Davis, Purcell,
St. Louis, Holdenville, Coalgate, Maul, Bowlegs, Allen, Konawa, Tishomingo.
Moaroney Honored By (oilier Award
Oklahoman, Vandenberg Presented Distinguished Congressional Service Award
WASHINGTON, April ll. UP>— Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) and Rep. Monroney (D-Okla.) today were presented with the first annual Collier’s awards for distinguished congressional service.
President * Truman presented the awards, consisting of a silver plaque and $10,000 each, in a White House ceremony. The cash is to be turned over to a worthy public cause designated by the winners.
Owen D. Young, chairman of a national awards jury, announced the winners just prior to the presentation.
Vandenberg was cited “for his ability to rise above partisan politics in welding together the senate in support of American participation in world affairs.” Monroney was designated for “fostering legislation intended to reform the organization and procedures of congress” and for his work in behalf of American participation in the Bretton Woods plan and the United Nations organization.
Vandenberg was praised for having “the moral courage to abandon his former isolationism in favor of active and constructive internationalism.”
Collier’s weekly will say tomorrow that the purpose of the awards is “to stimulate the people’s concern with the quality and effectiveness of their representatives in Washington and to inspire the legislators themselves to higher levels of statesmanship and service.”
U. S. to Back Pole Demand
Favors Bringing Bafaro U. N. Council Charge Spain Refuge of Naxi Scientists
By LARRY HAUCK
NEW YORK, April 11.—OP)— The United States will support a full hearing before the United Nations security council on Poland’s indictment of the Franco regime in Spain as a haven of fugitive German scientists working on atomic age weapons, a spokesman indicated today.
The spokesman added that the United States reserved any decision on further moves until it had heard all the facte presented.
The British delegation was expected to join in this stand, with both taking the position that Generalissimo Franco was Spain’s domestic problem but that they were willing to hear all the arguments in open session before voting on whether Spain constituted an actionable menace to peace, as charged in Poland’s note to the security council.
As the world organization, scheduled to reconvene Monday, faced its second major test, representatives of the Spanish republican government appeared here.
Spain Isn’t U.N. Member
Fernando De Los Rios, former foreign minister of the government in exile, just arrived from Paris, said he had made no formal contact with the United Nations, but that “probably one of the delegations friendly to the Spanish cause will get us into the meetings as Spanish observers.”
Spain is not a member of the United Nations and the question immediately arose as to whether the council might call a representative of the Madrid government to the council table as it did for Iran when that country’s troubles with Russia were being discussed.
Benjamin Cohen, assistant secretary-general, said there was nothing in the charter to cover such a move and that it would be entirely up to the council. Such a step would be complicated further by the fact that Poland and Mexico officially recognize the republican goverhment in Paris. Charge Spain “Armed Camp** Meanwhile the council had before it a dossier charging that from 50,000 to 100.000 Germans are now in Spain; that nazi holdings in Spain, open and cloaked, range from $100,000,000 to $200,-000,000; that Spain has become an “armed camp” with a standing army of from 600,000 to 700,000 and that nazi scientists are engaged there in research on atomic energy and jet propulsion.
The report was drawn up by eight organizations, including the nation associates and the CIO.
Poland’s indictment of Spain— characterized by the Spanish press as Russian-inspired—w a s brough before the security council late yesterday under a United Nations charter provision which states that the organization ’‘shall insure that states not members of the United Nations act in accordance with the principles of the organization so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.”
Red Support Expected
Although Andrei A. Gromyko, who yesterday was relieved of his ambassadorial duties by Moscow to free him for full-time work as the Soviet delegate to the security council, has not identified himself with the Polish charges, conference observers fully expected he would give hi3 support to Poland in pressing for action.
Moscow announced last night that Gromyko was being replaced as ambassador to the United States by Charles D’Affaires Nikolai V. Novikov because of Gromyko’s appointment as permanent Russian delegate to the security council.
The Polish charges, declaring that fugitive German scientists were developing ultra-modern weapons under Generalissimo Francisco. Franco’s protection, implied that such “new means of warfare” were designed to meet the competition of the atomic age. The Polish delegation declined to elaborate on the nature of the weapons allegedly being devised in Spain—which was proving ground for certain modem arms in the Spanish Civil War.
Demand On Iran Comes First
By withholding the Polish charges against Spain until yesterday, Polish Delegate Oscar Lange assured priority for discussion of Gromyko’s demand that the Iranian question be dismissed when the council resumes its sessions Monday.
Gromyko’s demand is opposed by the United States, Britain and others, who desire to hold the matter open for review after May 6, the deadline for withdrawal of Red army troops from oil-rich Iran.
The American and British delegations here were expected to maintain the position that Spain was Franco’s domestic problem but that they were willing to hear Poland’s arguments in open council session before voting whether Spain constituted an actionable menace to peace.
County Tax Income High
In Five Months, Taxpayers Turn in 92.8 Far Cant Of 1945 Real-Personal Taxes
April I found the Pontotoc county treasurer. Sam Dew, able to report that 92.8 per cent of the county’s taxes on real and personal property for the year 1945 had been collected.
That percentage makes a fine showing, indicating that the people of the county marched up and laid down their money with more promptness even than usual.
The figure is the most impressive when it is transferred into dollars and cents, for it represents payment of $494,458.69 in five months.
A total of $532,806.25 had been certified to the county treasurer’s office for collection. This did not include the intangible tax.
November started it off with $128,964.93, according to Dew.
December was the big month, with $206,519.90 coming into the office. January dropped to $54,-907.19, February dwindled to $10,739.92, March spurted with $93,326.75.
Now if Dew and his deputies can only clean up the remaining $38,347.56—
Ben Smith of Ada To Bo Dramatized On Network Program
Ben F. Smith, who runs the Cities Service station at the corner of Main and Mississippi, is a rancher in addition to being a service station operator. He and his station in Ada are to be dramatized in New York on the commercial portion of Cities Service “Highways in Melody” Friday evening at 8:15 o’clock over NBC.
Smith was chosen to typify Cities Service dealers for this broadcast because of good salesmanship—and because his fellow townsmen and fellow ranchers consider him a good neighbor.
For the musical portion of the Cities Service concert. Conductor Paul Lavalle has planned a varied program ranging from Vivian della Chiesa's singing of “Un bel di vedremo,” aria from Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” to the presentation by the Cities Service orchestra and choir of “Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief’ by Hoagy Carmichael.
Smith is assisted in operating his service station by his brother, Doug Smith, who is more interested in a fishing trip than he is the ranch that his brother operates in addition to the service station.
Ben has 600 acres of land located about two miles southeast of Ada and has about IOO head of cattle on pasture.
Smith said that he didn’t know why he was selected unless it was because his sales are the largest of any Cities Service station in Oklahoma. He has been leading the state for the past four or five years.
Find Silverware Stolen Saturday
All But Ona af 40 Salad Forks Recovered But Wedding Gifts Still Gone
Silverware that was stolen from Mrs. A. C. Compton’s car didn’t get far away from the car. Mrs. Herman Hickey, 703 West Nineteenth, found it in a trash can behind the Sugg Clinic.
Forty silver salad forks and one large carving knife were stolen from the car Saturday afternoon while a wedding rehearsal was in progress at the First Christian church.
AH but one of the salad forks were found, but some wedding gifts that were taken have not been recovered.
Drastic Steps Loom To Aid Famine Areas
U. S. May Not Nova Enough Wkaat to Moat Balk Homa Usa and Export Naads Until Now Crop Reochas Market
WASHINGTON, April ll.—(AP)—The government held off today Its decision whether more drastic steps are needed at home to tide famine areas abroad over the present critical shortage of bread.
Although the domestic conservation program launched a month ago today has failed to achieve the savings sought and exports to hungry areas have fallen behind promises, officials continue to insist that foreign commitments will be met.
Stale Wheal Outlook Good
Larger Acreage ta Send Crap Higher Despite Lower Yield Fer Acre
OKLAHOMA CITY. April ll. —(yp)—Although a lower wheat yield per acre is forecast for Oklahoma in 1946, increased acreage planted will account for a climb from 1945’s 70.917,000 bushels to 71,126,000 this year.
The indicated yield is ll bushels a seeded acre as compared with 11.8 bushels a year ago, and the 10.9 bushel 10-year average.
The estimated wheat crop in Oklahoma, as predicted by the government crop report, will be nearly a third over the 10-year average of 53,306.000 bushels.
Good crop conditions were reported in the north central and parte of the northwestern districts, but prospects are below average in the central section and parts of the northwestern districts, but prospects are below average in the central section and parte of the west central and southwestern areas where green bugs already have caused heavy abandonment.
Kiowa, Caddo, Washita, Grady, Canadian and Blaine counties have had relatively heavy abandonment of acreage due to green bugs, with other crops already planted in some fields.
Unfavorable moisture conditions have reduced prospects in the western counties along the Texas border, but immediate rains would greatly improve prospects there and in the western panhandle.
Of the 1945 wheat crop, only six per cent, or 4,255,000 bushels, is reported still in farmers’ hands April I. K. D. Blood, U. S. department of agriculture statistician, said this was indicative of heavy feeding to livestock through the dry winter, and very rapid movement due to good market prices.
East Central's Purchase
Senate Committee For Year's Draft
WASHINGTON. April ll. UP>— The senate military committee recommended today a full yeai extension of the draft act.
At the same time the committee sent along four different service pay increase plans for senate consideration.
Chairman Elbert Thomas (D-Utah) said the pay boost proposals represented a committee “compromise.”
The draft extension bill was prepared by Senator Gurney (R-SD). It also included a pay increase provision.
Action came after a three-houi closed door session which began by a refusal to go along with the house YYiilitary committee’s recommendation of a nine-month extension of the draft beyond May 115.
Attorney General Approves Buying af 14 Acres for GI Housing Fro joe t
OKLAHOMA CITY, April ll. —(A3)—Purchase by the state board of education of 14 acres of land adjoining East Central State College at Ada for a GI housing project was approved by the attorney general.
The state school board was recently allocated $15,000 by the regents for higher education for purchase of the land as a step toward providing housing for returning veterans planning to attend East Central.
Can Collide Blit No One^^l
-9 In the face of an agriculture department report Vhich raised doubts whether enough wheat remains to meet both export needs and domestic demands ~t current levels. Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson told a news conference last night that this country will fulfill its promises.
May Cat Flour Use
But he said the nation will hava to observe fully all phases of the wheat conservation program. And he added it might be necessary to force a 25 percent cut in domestic use of flour between now and June 30, when the new winter wheat crop starts moving to market in volume.
The British cabinet offered yesterday to ration bread in Great Britain if the United States would do the same.
But Anderson made plain that consumer rationing of either bread or flour during the present emergency is out of the question because, he said, rationing machinery could not be set up in time to help.
Rationing May Come Later
He emphasized, however, that he did not mean to imply that rationing might not be necessary later. He explained that the future possibility of rationing of bread, meats and other foods depends on this year’s food production.
Similarly, Anderson’s view that this country will meet its pro. i-ses abroad assumes that the government will be able to pull to market the bulk of the remaining small stocks of wheat on farms. Officials have reported that many farmers are holding on to their grain in the hope of higher prices.
I .ending encouragement to the cabinet officer, however, was the department’s crop report predicting that this year’s winter wheat crop will be a record one.
To help meet export needs, it may be possible. Anderson said, to get some of this year’s wh^at moving overseas as early as the first of June, provided harvests are fairly early in Texas and Oklahoma and the wheat is speeded to ports.
He indicated, too, that it may be possible to substitute oats in some cases for wheat in export shipments. Oat stocks are of record proportions.
COMMITTEE FOiTrE MOYAL OF SUBSIDY ON MEAT
WASHINGTON. April IL —Chairman Flannagan (D-Va) said today the house agriculture committee has recommended removal of meat subsidies.
He told a reporter that the committee’s views were expressed in a resolution which will be made public later. He added that the group did not advocate elimination of price controls.
The committee has been studying the meat situation for three weeks and has heard explanations of shortages and black markets from government officials, cattle raisers, packers and feed men.
STRONG EARTHQUAKE^MAY HAVE BEEN IN RUMANIA
WESTON, Mass., April IL—(TF) —A very strong earthquake, probably in Rumania, which seismologists said was as severe as the one that caused the recent tidal wave off Alaska, was recorded at Weston college at 8.03:25 p.m. (CST) yesterday, th# Rev. Daniel Linehan, S. J., reported.
A car driven by Mrs. Floyd Butler, Route No. 3, Ada, collided with another car driven by Mrs. Argle Steel, 802 East Orchard, at the corner of Main and Broadway about 10:20 a.m. Thursday.
Police investigated the accident and report that one car was badly damaged, but that no one was injured.
Underwood lo Face Larceny Trial
John Underwood of Stonewall, who is charged with larceny of a domestic animal that was outfitted with a saddle and bridle, entered a plea of not guilty in the iustice of peace court of Justice Byrd in Stonewall Wednesday.
He was bound over to district court and his bond was set at $1,-500. He was still in jail Thursday morning as ne had not made bond.
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