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42nd Year—No. 307
ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1946
Truman, Dedicating Ancestral Home of Roosevelt as Shrine, Vows to Carry on FDR Policies
By ERNEST B. VACCARO
HYDE PARK, N. Y.t April 12. —«.A*)—Standing bareheaded in a chill. Hudson Valley wind, President Truman today vowed to carry on the foreign and domestic policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he dedicated the late president’s ancestral estate as a national historic site.
Pledging himself to further Mr. Roosevelt's fight against tyranny abroad and for the “progressive and humane principles of the ..T Deal,” the president said: "May almighty God, who has watched over this republic as it grew from weakness to strength, give us the wisdom to carry on
in the way of Franklin D. Roosevelt.”
Speaks From Porch
The president spoke from the porch of the rambling house at brief ceremonies dedicating the stucco and granite mansion and rolling acres as a shrine on this, the first anniversary of Mr. Roosevelt’s death.
Earlier, the president visited the Roosevelt Memorial library, the Roosevelt home and placed a wreath of white gladioli and ferns on the former chief execu-tive’s grave.
The 33-acre Dutchess county estate where the late president was born and now lies buried in
the hemlock-hedged rose garden was turned over to Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug by Mrs. Eleanor Rooosevelt.
Many There From U. N.
On the specious lawn, seated in an' amphitheater arrangement, were 700 special guests, including members of the United Nations security council.
Official Washington was represented by many office holders and former government executives. Foreign dignitaries also occupied seats of honor.
Behind the seating section was the public, including residents of
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Hen Near Roosevelt Knew He Wasn'l Well Bul Death (ame as Stunning Blow lo Them
By HAROLD OLIVER
WASHINGTON, April 12, CT)— Shortly after 2 p. rn. a year ago today. Franklin D. Roosevelt raised a hand to the hack of his head and grimaced:
“I have a terrific .headache” They were the last words spoken by the fourth term president. He died two and a half hours later in a simply-furnished bedroom of his mountain cottage at Warm Springs, Ga.
As one of three reporters in w arm Springs when death suddenly overtook the 31st president, I was stunned, by its unexpectedness, like almost everyone else.
Knew He Wasn’t Well We were aware that Mr. Roosevelt was not a well man—that he
was given to much sleeping, that he was not gaining weight as his doctors wanted him to do while resting in his “second home” in the south.
But when we were summoned from a barbecue, to which the president had been invited but never attended, and heard the tragic news from the lips of Secretary William D. Hassett, it was one of the greatest shocks of our lives. The doctors said they were shocked, too.
Death came at 4:35 p. rn., Washington time. We were called from our picnic shortly before 6.
“It Is My Sad Duty”
“It is my sad duty,” Hassett said in the presence of tearful
associates, “to announce the president died at 3:35 p. rn. (central tune) of a cerebral hemorrhage.” Dr. Howard Bruen, naval commander in attendance at the time. later changed this to “massive cerebral hemorrhage.”
We rushed to telephones in the Hassett cottage and put in calls to our Washington offices. Be-cou^ be put through the White House had flashed a brief announcement of the death to news offices.
We filled in details as the constitutional succession routine was carried out, the bereaved family was notified, and the world—still at war but sensing the end for
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Pearl Harbor Record Adds FOR Reaction
Admiral Soys Roosevelt Showed No Alenu on Fateful Day, Nor Expected Attack
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Tulsan Named Stale P-TA Head
Officers of Stole Organisation Are Selected
SHAWNEE, Okla., April 12.— W*)—The Oklahoma congress of parents and teachers elected Mrs. S. S. Matofsky, Tulsa, president at its closing session yesterday.
Other officers elected included Judge Donald B. Darrah, Clinton, first vice president; Mrs. Carl Davenport, Tulsa, fifth vice president and northeast district director; Mrs. O. W. Jones, Tahlequah, secretary; Mrs. George Flesner, Stillwater, treasurer: and Boyd Gunning. Norman, Mrs. Warren Stone. Bartlesville, and O. W. Davidscfn. Durant, members at large of the executive committee.
Officers re-elected include: Dr. C. Dan Procter. Chickasha, second vice president; Mrs. Pat Woods. Lawton, third vice president and southwest district director; Mrs. Ernest Lookabaugh, fourth vice president, and southeast district director; Mrs. Oral De Camp, Blackwell, sixth vice president and northwest district director; Mrs. C. E. Scott, Shawnee. historian; Mrs. John Fitch, El Reno, extension chairman of Canadian county; Mrs. John A. W’adlin. Tulsa, budget and finance chairman, and Mrs. George Calvert, Oklahoma City, bulletin editor.
OPA OFFICIALS PROTEST ENFORCEMENT POLICIES
OKMULGEE, Okla., April 12. a protest over OPA enforcement policies, the chairman of the Okmulgee war price and rationing board and 15 volunteer and paid employes resigned yesterday.
Chairman A. N. Boatman issued the following statement:
“I am not in sympathy with and cannot go along with 'the enforcement policies the OPA is insisting upon.”
Okmulgee. Okfuskee and Hughes countries are served bv the board.
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OKLAHOMA—Fair tonight and
Saturday becoming partly cloudy Sunday; not so cold tonight; warmer Saturday, warmer Sunday except Panhandle.
Grade Schoolers In Trade Meal Competition Today
More than 300 grade school students from 14 county schools gathered at Norris stadium Friday to compete for honors in the Pontotoc county grade school track and field meet.
All but three events in the boys divisions were finished before noon with events for girls divisions to be held during the afternoon.
Officials at the meet were pleased with the way the meet went off during the morning. They had the cooperation of a number of county school men.
Most of the schools had entries in both boys and girls divisions. Ahloso entered 45 thinclads, Roff entered 40 and almost every school entering the meet had more than 20 grade school students entered.
Even when events were not in progress, groups of students from various schools gathered on the track for races or went to one of the numerous jumping pits to either play or practice for coming events.
A few parents saw many of the events from down near-the tracks or from a grandstand on either side of the field. One woman said that she enjoyed watching those who were not participating in a particular event almost as much as she enjoyed the event itself.
Schwellenbacli Is Key Coal Talker
WASHINGTON, April 12, —
The government pegged its hopes today for a soft coal settlement squarely on Secretary of Labor Schellenbach as President Truman raised doubt over the legal possibility of firmer action.
Mr. Truman said he was leaving to Schellenbach any 'overn-ment attempts to settle the dispute.
Later the labor secretary said he is confident he can get John L. Lewis and the mine operators to resume their broken-off contract talks. But he maintained such a step would be useless until they are closer together on issues.
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Pawnee Separate Judicial District
Legislative Act Upheld By Stat# Supreme Court
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 12. —WP)—An act of the last legislature establishing Pawnee county as a separate nominating district in the Tulsa-Pawnee county judicial district was upheld by the state supreme court late yesterday.
However, the court held unconstitutionally a section establishing the manner of nomination of judges in Tulsa county.
The provision sustained allows Pawnee county to nominate one of the judges in the district and Tulsa county the other two.
The section held invalid provided the Tulsa .county judicial positions should not be designated by number but candidates for court positions should file at large, with the two highest in the primaries winning the nominations.
An attorney general’s opinion recently held the entire act unconstitutional and advised the state election board to disregard
W. Lee Johnson, Pawnee attorney and potential district judge candidate, asked for the supreme court ruling. The court granted the writ of mandamus sought by Johnson.
AIR TRANSPORTATION FOR BRIDES TO END JUNE 30
PARIS, April 12.—(ZP)—Army transportation of GI brides from continent Europe to the United States will be concluded by June 30, western base section headquarters announced today. By that date more than 6,000 dependents will have been sent to the U.S. by the army.
(It was announced recently that transportation of GI brides from the United Kingdom would be concluded June 30.)
SUVA, Fiji, April 12.—(ZP)—Six hundred Australian and New Zealand war brides of Americans and their 200 children were denied a shore view of Suva today aa the liner Monterey stopped hep-e. There were eight cases of measles and four of chickenpox aboard. The Monterey sailed for San Francisco in the afternoon.
Bunches of small carrots were worn as corsages by the ladies of the court of Queen Rlizabeth.
By J. W. DAVIS
WASHINGTON, April 12, UPI— Hie bulging Pearl Harbor record was expanded today to include a new account of how Presided Roosevelt reacted id the last hours of peace to Japanese diplomatic maneuverings.
Adm. J. R. Beardall, White House naval aide at the time, supplied the details to the senate-house investigating committee before it suspended hearings and took an indefinite recess late yes terday.
On the fateful morning of Dec. 7, 1941, about lo a. rn. Washington time, Beardall related, he took to Mr. Roosevelt in his bedroom the final section of a 14-part intercepted Japanese mes sage.
'It looks as though the Japan ese are going to break off relations,” Beardall quoted th? president as saying.
Rep. Murphy (D-Penn.) asked whether there was anything in the president’s manner which indicated that he expected any attack “within a period of hours.*' “There was not,” the admiral replied. “There was no alarm, nothing about ‘this means war,’ nothing showing he expected an attack.”
This part of Beardall’s testimony came in connection with previous testimony by Comdr. L. R. Schulz. An assistant to Beardall, Schulz had testified that the night before, when Mr. Roosevelt had seen only the first 13 parts of the message, he had said, in substance, “this means war.” pie 14-part message was from Tokyo to its envoys here, for delivery to the state department at the time the Japanese began war —about I p. m. Washington time. Its burden was that Japan could not accept American proposals bearing on then current peace negotiations.
Any resumption of hearings was left uncertain when the committee finished with Beardall and recessed. The group is supposed to have g report ready for congress by June I on its findings as to responsibility for the surprise at Pearl Harbor.
Pastor Demaad For
011 Raaaiag High
At Least IO Far Cent Over What Was Expected
TULSA, Okla., April 12, (A*)— Postwar demand for crude oil and its products is running at least ten per cent higher than was expected, R. J. Gonzales, Houston Tex., estimated today.
Gonzales, an economist for the Humble Oil and Refining company, told the Interstate OU Compact Commission that only a slight decline from the present high demand could be expected during the remainder of this year.
His observations were contained in a report of the compact’s economic advisory committee, of which he is chairman.
“Demands during the first quarter,” Gonzales said, “w a s only 275,000 barrels daily, or five per cent, less than it was during the similar period of last year, or at a time when this nation was fighting a war on two fronts.
“The indicated demand for crude oil production during 1946 is between 4,400,000 and 4,500,000 barrels daily as compared with a demand during the first quarter of this year of 4,520,000 ltarrels a day.”
Woman, 12 Children Trawl All Right
Visit in Fort Worth on Woy From Guthrie to Join Husband in Mississippi
FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12, <ZP>—Mrs. E. L. Kizzar, and
12 of her 14 children, visited here yesterday with her eldest daughter as the family joumed from their former home in Guthrie to join Kizzar at Heidelberg, Miss. ’Hie daughter is Mrs. Tyndall Baker, Wen a son, Elbert Kizzar, Jr., is in Mississippi with the father who works for an oil company.
The eight sons and four daughters traveling with Mrs. Kizzar were Fletcher* 22, seaman first class on furlough from the navy; Robert, 17; Vera Ruth 15; Billy Wayne, 12; Kennety Eugene, IO; Opal Kathryn, 9; Jackie Don, 7; Eva Lou, 5; Donald Ray, 4; Johnny Lee, 3; Larry Lynn, 2 and Martha Larraine, five months.
Mrs. Kizzar said she hadn’t had a bit of trouble looking after her family on the trip and added that fellow passengers had been most helDful.
“Traveling these days,” she commented, “is really a pleasant experience.”
Exiled Spaniard Says Franco Has Army on French Frontier
Gay Colors, Music Dominating Campus
Bonds, Vocal Groups, Soloists Engaging in Annual East Control Interscholastic Music Moot Today, Saturday
Demo Granted 0.(.-Ada Line
Local Concern Ready To Start Direct Route At Shortened Time in Fow Days
Announcement was made Friday morning that the corporation commission has granted Denco Bus Lines, Inc., a permit to operate a line from Atoka through Ada to Oklahoma City.
This was welcome news not only to B. D. Denton and his associates of the Denco Lines but to numerous other Adans who have been anxious for the local concern to be granted a route into Oklahoma City.
A large delegation of Adans went to Oklahoma City only Wednesday to support the Denco presentation of its case before the corporation commission.
The route, which Denton said Friday morning could be put into effect within a few days, will be from Atoka through Coalgate to Ada and through Asher, Tecumseh and Norman to Oklahoma City.
Passengers will not be permitted to board the line between Norman and Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press report of the commission’s decision.
The Oklahoma Transportation company, recently granted an Oklahoma City-Ada route, protested the application of the Denco Lines at the Wednesday hearing and has three days in which to file notice of appeal to the state supreme court.
Can Start In Few Days If no appeal is made from the commission’s order, Denton expects to have his buses running in four or five days. He already has the buses and a schedule arranged.
Buses would leave Ada at 6:50 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:25 p.m. and 10:55 p.m.
They would reach Oklahoma City at 8:35 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.
Denton calls attention to the scheduled trip from Ada to Oklahoma City in two hours and ten minutes as the shortest bus schedule between the two points.
Musi QuH*Rjdjag 'Wheels' ob Walks
Mon Run Over and Injured Wednesday by Roy Riding Motorbike on Sidewalk
Joe Rozell was run over at the comer of Fourteenth and Johnston Wednesday by a bo” riding a motorbike on the sidewalk, according to local police authorities.
The boy rode off, leaving the man lying on the sidewalk. Friday morning police had been unable to find the youngster who was riding the motorbike.
Police have issued a warning to motorbike and bicycle riders not to ride their ‘wheels’ on the sidewalk because more people will be injured if the practice continues.
Police Chief Dud Lester says that the bicycle traffic on sidewalks is so heavy that the walking public is endangered. He added that if the bike riding on sidewalks don’t quit some kind of punishment will be fixed for those who insist on riding their ‘wheels* on the sidewalk.
Aim Teds Needed, Truman’s Altitude
WASHINGTON, April 12.—(ZP) —President Truman, who once sostponed atomic bomb tests in he Pacific, said today these tests are of vital importance and he lad been assured the new target dates would be met.
He issued a formal statement on the subject, but without any 'Explanation of why he selected 1 his particular time to give his views. However, Senator Huffman (D-Ohio) recently introduced a resolution calling for cancelation of tests.
Mr. Truman said the experiments at Bikini Atoll should provide information “essential to intelligent planning in the future and an evaluation of the effect of atomic energy on our defense establishments.”
Color combinations, hundreds of them, made the East Central campus more colorful than it has been in months with many area high schools participating in the East Central Interscholastic Music meet.
The red and white of Purcell, the maroon and white of Ada, the red and black of Pauls Valley, the orange and black of Wewoka, the gold and black of Maud, the green and white of Seminole and other color combinations made up the gay array of combinations.
Marching and Music
Purcell. Wewoka, Bowlegs, Maud and Pauls Valley were engaged in a marching band contest just before noon when the air was full of music made from the playing and marching bands.
Dozens of drum majorettes accompanied by flashing uniforms with instruments glistening in the sunlight marched before judges.
Amid all the excitement was •the tenseness of participants, who were anxiously awaiting for results to be announced by judges.
All Results Not In Yet
Results of music contests were not complete at press time, but complete returns will be ready for the Sunday edition of the News.
Following Is a list of results:
Class B Band
Ada, division two, excellent; Holdenville, division one, superior; Seminole, division one, superior; Sulphur, division three, good.
Class BB Band
Pauls Valley, division one, superior.
Class C Band
Bowlegs, division two, excel-
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USB Val tattoo Tuns Entirely To Job Placement Now
The veterans section of the local United States Employment Service at 114 East 12th, definitely retired today, April 12, 1946. from general information and service center activities for veterans to devote its primary effort to job placements. Elza Ayers, local manager, announces.
The action followed instructions from Morris Leonhard, state USES director, to cut off all services to veterans with the exception of job placement and employment counseling with the exception ones which can be performed at the reception counter.
Leonhard’s instructions were based on the realignment of duties and responsibilities for governmental agencies and others as set out in the recent order of the Veterans Re-employment and Re-Training Administration at Washington.
Previously, the veteran section here through agreement with the several agencies involved, discus-s e d compensation, insurance, training and other rights and benefits which are the responsibility of others. Time not only was consumed in discussion of these veteran activities by interviewers but in also filling out primary forms. Many of these veterans had no interest in jobs at the time of the USES office call.
Center On Jobs For Vets
“We will devote this time formerly spent in performing other than employment duties in trying to get veterans jobs, in contacting employers attempting to get them interested in hiring the veterans we have in our files, and like duties aimed at increasing veteran employment in Ada local office area,” Ayers said.
“We will continue a counseling service, but it will be strictly an employment counseling service, and not deal with any other problem the veteran may have. In this type of service, we will attempt to get the veteran settled in his mind the type of job he wants and is best suited for and then perform special employer contacts for him in trying to get him placed satisfactorily both from the standpoint of the veteran and the employer.”
Cooperate With Other Agencies
Other veterans will be directed to the agency he is seeking through information furnished at the reception counter.
“When we were first given the responsibility of carrying on these extra duties we were pretty well advertised in the news papers, on the radio and by civic organizations. Many veterans still are coming to us on general problems not connected with jobs. We now have the job directing them to other sources and getting it known that we are only in the employment Service business,” Ayers said. *
Phillippe Brais, above, will be crown prosecutor in the espionage trial of Fred Rose, Communist member of the Canadian Parliament. Rose, Polish-born, is accused of working with a Russian spy ring gathering atomic bomb secrets In Canada.
OPA Opposes New Measure
Soys Would Add to Living Costs; Houso Committee Would Cut Out Moot Subsidies
WASHINGTON, April 12.—(ZP) —Congress, told by OPA that Americans face a $2,000,000,000 cost . of living jump, heard a demand from one of its own committees today that meat prices be boosted $750,000,000 a year.
Price Administrator Paul Porter voiced the living cost prediction in protesting amendments tacked on to the pending bill to grant OPA another year of life beyond June 30.
Meanwhile, the house agriculture committee by unanimous vote instructed its chairman, Rep. Flannagan (D-Va), to offer an amendment to the OPA bill eliminating all meat subsidies and requiring an equivalent increase in price ceilings.
Meat subsidies now amount to about $750,000,000 a year.
Packers Blame OPA
Packers have been critical of the subsidies and have blamed OPA regulations for meat shortages and black market operations.
Thus the legislation to continue OPA another year will come before the house for debate Monday, exploding with issues on meat and many other foods, fibers and industrial products.
OPA’s Porter, in a letter to Chairman Spence (D-Ky) of the house banking committee, said amendments put into the bill by the committee would cost consumers $2,000,000,000 more in one year and deliver a “body blow” to efforts to hold down inflation.
If approved by house and senate, Porter said, the amendments would boost the nation’s annual clothing bill by IO percent, or around $1,200,000,000.
Woald Hit Low-Income Folk
He estimated they would “transfer at least $425,000,000 from the pockets of American car buyers to the pockets of American car dealers,” and increase prices of many other items.
For low-income people, he argued. the amendments would be equivalent to restoring the war-imposed three percent “victory tax.
Porter’s letter was aimed specifically at provisions which would I. Prevent OPA from cutting retail profit margins on such items as automobiles, refrigerators and radios through the cost-absorption program; 2. Repeal the maximum average price order by which OPA requires manufacturers to make low-cost clothing; and 3. Set up a special formula for pricing cotton and wool cloth.
Two Places Have 32-Degree Reading
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The mercury dropped to 32 degrees at Guthrie and Vinita overnight and light frost was reported from several cities but apparently the state escaped serious damage to fruit and gardens.
Alva reported 33 degrees and a light frost; aBtrlesville 34 and light frost; Stillwater, Elk City Waynoka. Ponca City 35; Clinton 36; Tulsa 37 and a light frost with possible some damage to strawberries and other plants.
At Guymon in the Panhandle the low reading was only 39 degrees. Oklahoma City recorded 39.
Warmer weather was expected today.
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Claims Proof Of Charges
Coiifravarsy Over Franco Government Swells,
Reaches U. N. Council Next Week
By CHARLES A. GRC MICH
NEW YORK. April 12. <A\-JThe mounting controversy over the Franco government in Spain, which is expected to reach the floor of the United Nations security council next week, was swelled today by an exiled Spanish republican leader’s assertion that Generalissimo Franco has 450,000 troops massed menacingly on the French frontier.
Dr. Fernando De Los Rios, former dean of the University of Madrid, one-time ambassador to' Washington and pre-civil war cabinet member, told a press conference last night he had documentary proof of the existence in Spain of “an aggressive spirit and an aggressive plan against France.”
Outnumbers French Army
“Spain now has an army superior to that of France numerically, and perhaps in the quality of armament, too,” said De Los Rios, who arrived here from Paris Wednesday as the exiled republican regime’s observer at the security council sessions.
He expressed hope the document to which he referred—supposedly found in Spain by republican agents—would be presented to the council when it takes up Poland’s charges that Spain is a threat to world peace and that Franco is harboring German scientists experimenting on new atomic weapons.
De Los Rios made his accusations against the Franco regime only a few hours after President Truman had told a press conference in Washington that the Polish charges were political. The president did not elaborate.
Due Next Week
The Polish indictment was placed on the council’s provisional agenda last night for consideration next week immediately after Russia’s demand for dismissal of the Iranian case is disposed.
A full hearing on the Spanish issue is assured and at least four members are expected to press for some means of cracking down on Franco. They are:
Mexico and Poland, the only council members recognizing the Spanish republican exiles in Paris as a government; Russia, which never has recognized the Franco regime and France, which acts as host to the exiled republicans and is a most concerned neighbor of Spain.
The United States and Britain, while willing to hear Poland’s case, are represented as favoring individual decisions by each nation in respect to relations with Franco as possed to any concerted action.”
Maybe Ifs Lad Of Tool Weather Hen
Tampa rat u re Drops to 39 Degrees Over Night
General feeling here seems to be that the sharp chill of the last two days and nights will probably the last of such temperatures this spring.
If this turns out to be the case, the worries about a belated killing frost would be over.
Wednesday’s high and low temperatures of 74 and 46 degrees were surpassed on the downward trend Thursday and Thursday night. Sunshine couldn’t get the temperature here above 68 degrees Thursday afternoon, and during the night the mercury quietly slid down to 39 degrees.
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