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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1946
Metal Hangar Reaches AdaFIVE CENTS THE COPY
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Pictured above is a hangar that ■will be installed at the Chauncey Airport north of Ada. It will possibly be several weeks before the hangar is stared. The largo
crates containing the hangar arrived in Ada Wednesday morning and were unloaded Thursday. The crates were taken from the flat railroad cars direct to the
airport, where they will be left until construction is started. There are 15 crates that average more than seven and a half tons each.
CIO Says lf OPA Goes, Recent Wage Increases Must Also Go
War Price Control On Shoes lo Go, Price Boos! Soon
By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH
WASHINGTON, April 25.—(ZP> —With OPA’s approval, the civilian production administration pushed plans today to suspend a manufacturing control which helped hold shoe prices down during the war.
And OPA laid some plans of its own to boost prices on low-cost shoes in an effort to make more of them available.
Meanwhile there were these other developments touching consumer needs and pocket-books:
1. OPA rushed a survey to determine whether its regulations will jeopardize shipment of men’s suits to stores after May I.
2. Dealers met with OPA to discuss the possibility of a tire price increase.
OPA's shoe production control has required manufacturers to turn out the same proportion of low-priced footw ear they d i d during 1942. The principle is the same as that on which OPA’s loudly-criticized maximum average price regulation on clothing is based.
CPA had planned to wipe the shoe order off the books. OPA objected and the agencies compromised on a plan to suspend it. This would permit re-instatement of the order should shoe prices get out of hand.
A ('PA official w'ho withheld Use of his name said the order is rot needed any more because shoe production has climbed so much. He estimated present output at about 42,000,000 pairs monthly, or close to 10,000,000 pairs more than in any prewar month.
CPA believes that wdth production running at that rate, manufacturers will turn out plenty of low-cost shoes voluntarily.
But despite this and its agreement to go along, OPA is finding it necessary to increase inexpensive shoe prices to obtain more production.
An OPA official estimated the price increase may be about IO per cent. The plan is to apply it only to models which were made in 1942 and which probably will sell at $5 or less.
Firemen Extinguish Fire on Thursday
Employes of Motor Compony Held Flomes in Check Until Firemen Arrived
Four fire trucks rushed to the Sinnett-Meaders Motor company building on South Townsend Tnursday morning about 9:30 o’clock to extinguish some burning oil and gasoline that bad caught fire under a wash and grease rack.
Company employees used hand extinguishers to keep the fire from spreading until firemen could reach the scene.
Firemen made quick work of bringing the blaze under control. Fog nozzles were used in putting the fire out.
It was reported that the blaze from the pit started spreading up one side of the building before emergency hand extinguishers were placed on the wall.
Firemen report tha. no damage was done to the building. *-
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Oklahoma—F a i r tonight and Friday; not so cold extreme south, lowest middle 40‘s northwest to near 50 east and south.
Witness of Senote Committee Hearing Lashes NAM in Throttling OPA'
WASHINGTON, April 25—(ZP) —CIO Secretary James B. Carey told senators today that if the house version of a trimmed-down OPA stands, recent wage increases will have to be “thrown out the window and a new hand dealt.”
He told the senate banking committee the increases were negotiated on one and two year contracts, with the thought that price controls would continue.
Carey criticised the national association of manufacturers for its opposition to price controls, declaring the “N.A.M. has the worst IO percent of the worst IO percent of the employers of the country.”
NAM Acts Called Scandal
H. L. McCarthy, executive director of the new council of American business, also took issue with the N.A.M. in a statement, which said:
“The activities of the national association of manufacturers and its satellites in throttling OPA is a national scandal.”
He made the statement in releasing a telegram from the council to President Truman urging him to veto OPA extension legislation if the senate accepts house-imposed amendments.
The council was formed a few months ago, McCarthy said, to unite the independent businessmen of the country behind a progressive program which will restore the people’s confidence in business leadership.” George C. Hatch, general manager of the intcrmountain network, Ogden, Utah, is listed as president.
The group is opening a two-day meeting here tomorrow with OPA Administrator Paul Porter listed as a principal speaker. Assails “Greedy Interests” Carey told senators that “certain greedy interests” arc out to sabotage price controls. His remark about wage increases was made in reply to a question by Senator Tobey (R-NH) bearing on a section of Carey’s written statement which said:
“What is being done to build up our purchasing power through the creation of higher minimum wages and through wage increases is being completely offset and perhaps more than offset by the wild price increases which are being permitted and engineered in the federal government today.” Senator Taft (R-Ohio) expressed the opinion to reporters today that OPA is losing out on efforts to retain one of its practices—the maximum average price regulation. It was designed to increase the production of lower-cost clothes.
Mrs. James A. Reed, widow of a senator and now head of the Donnelly Garment company in Kansas City, dealt what Taft termed the killing blow to this regulation.
“They tell me she knocked it out in the house, and I think she knocked it out here,” he said. Woman Explains Dress Shortage Mrs. Reed, in a spirited appearance before the committee yesterday—backed with an exhibit of scarce cotton dressed which made women spectators gasp—testified: “This regulation has been in effect for eleven months supposedly to increase the supply of low priced dresses. Actually it decreases their supply.
“Under the maximum average price regulation I am not permitted to sell as many $6.95 to $14.95 dresses as I could produce because I cannot obtain sufficient material for $2.95 to $4.95 dresses to average out against the $6.95 to $14.95 dresses.”
She added that never in 30 years has she seen in stores “as poftr quality, badly made dresses at as high prices as there are today.”
Senator Hickenlooper (R-Iowa) told a reporter he thought Mrs. Reed has thoroughly demonstrated “the ^economic unreasonableness” of the regulation.
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IU. May Have To Take Sharper Cut In Flour Supplies
By OVID A. MARTIN
WASHINGTON, April 25.—(A5) —Americans may have to take a still sharper cut in flour supplies than the 25 percent reduction ordered to make more bread available for hungry sufferers abroad.
This possibility arose today as the government pressed a wheat buying program which has the effect of closing the market to other buyers, including millers and food processors. Grain thus obtained will be used to help feed famine areas.
The government is in a position to dominate the wheat market because it has been authorized to pay farmers a 30-cent-a-bushel bonus over current market prices which are at ceiling levels. Other buyers cannot meet the government offer without violating OPA price ceilings.
As a result, millers are limited to supplies of wheat they have on hand. Some have reported they have enough to last them less than two weeks. My May I, all mills must reduce their supplies to 21 days’ requirements, if they have more than that amount. Stocks above the 21-day supply must be sold to the government.
Just what mills will do for wheat after their 21-day supply runs out is the big question being asked by the industry.
Unless the millers can get supplies from the government, they will be forced to shut down.
Although officials have not said so, the government no doubt will find it necessary to resell some wheat to millers to enable them to operate after their current stocks run out and until new crop wheat becomes available in July.
Slate Wheal (rep May Be Big One
Crop Spotted But Green Bug Damage Limited
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25, UP)—Oklahoma can make a far better than average wheat harvest despite some green bug damage and lack of moisture in some areas, a check of counties indicated today.
State wheat farmers, polled for their individual crop prospects said the crop is spatted but that green bug damage appeared confined to central Oklahoma with the major belt across the northern border getting off light.
The northern half of the Panhandle counties of Beaver and Texas report rains which will make for nearly normal yields there.
At Guymon observers said chances are good for a better than average crop in two thirds of Texas -bounty. A dry spot in the southwest part c2 the county, extending deep into the Texas Panhandle, will have a reduced yield.
However, in Cimarron county, at the far end of the Panhandle. County Agent Bill Baker reported that “we could make a fifty per cent crop, with rain, but if it doesn’t rain soon we won’t produce a third of a crop.”
At Enid, Secretary Roy Bender of the cooperative grain dealers’ association said most of the area from Enid north “to Woodward at least” is in good condition except for spotted green bugs damage.
Kiowa county wheat, struck by green bugs after being grazed short, is making a slow recovery Sid Barnes, elevator man at Hobart reported, but in general the condition is spotted.
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Foreign Ministers of Big Four In
Opening Peace-Treaties Conference
Rail Strike Is Ordered
Trainmen, Locomotive Engineers Decide on Nationwide Strike for May 18
CLEVELAND, April 25.—(ZP)— A nationwide railroad strike to start May 18 was ordered today by officials of two large rail brotherhoods, the Trainmen and Locomotive Engineers.
General Chairmen of the two brotherhoods reached the Strike decision after a two-day conference in which they rejected recommendations made by a factfinding board in the brotherhoods’ dispute with carriers over wages and working rules changes.
In view of today’s action, government seizure of railroads was the only way to prevent suspension of rail operations after the May 18 deadline.
Chairmen approved the walkout by acclamation after President A. F. Whitney of the brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen told the conference:
“Now is the psychological time to press down on these railroads and get our rule changes through.
“If the government calls us to Washington, we’ll go, but the strike order won’t be called off until a satisfactory settlement is reached.”
Alvanley Johnston, grand chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, likewise told the conference the strike would continue “until satisfactory settlement was reached.”
Representatives of the two brotherhoods meet with the carriers Monday at Chicago to attempt to negotiate differences.
Chinese Government Concedes Harbin lo Communisl Forces
By The Associated Press
A Chinese government spokesman conceded the rich north Manchurian city of Harbin to the communists today but insisted that the Russians get out of the southern port of Dairen, which so far is not on the Red army’s schedule of withdrawals.
The spokesman, Minister of Information K. C. Wu, declared that Chinese communists were “already in Harbin,” from which the Russians are scheduled to withdraw by the end of the day.
Wu said he had no information on the situation at Dairen “but Dairen is a nart of China and we exnect the Russians to withdraw from all Manchuria before the end of the month, as they agreed.”
Dairen became a free port under the Chinese-Russian treaty of last August.
Several sources reported that Chinese government planes, trying to land at Harbin to evacuate tarrying government officials, found the airport already taken over by the communists. TTie planes returned to Mukden, one of the few government-controlled Manchurian cities, without the officials. Earlier in the week, 81 administrators sent into Harbin weeks ago, had flown to Mukden.
Sage Jorgensen, the Danish consul who flew out of Harbin onlv yesterday, told Associated Press Photographer Julian Wilson in Mukden that Harbin residents would welcome the arrival of the communists. He said the citizens feared an outbreak of robbery and looting if the communists didn’t take over because the government garrison there was too small to assume control.
Communist leaders said several days ago they would take Harbin as soon as the Russians withdrew.
Allen Has Three In Slate Races
Two for State Senate, One For State Examiner And Inspector
The Associated Press reports hat filing for state offices has 3assed the 400 mark and that a Dig rush of candidates are expected to get their bids in on the closing day of the filing period which is Friday.
Additional filings include:
Fourth District Congress—Eugene Dunn, Holdenville.
State examiner and inspector— Jack Bryans, Allen.
State senate—Dist. 23—Otto Strickland, Allen; Jesse S. Bonds, Allen (R).
OKLAHOMA (’ITY7Apn! 25.— [ZP)—Turkey growers of Oklahoma will meet at the state c apitol tomorrow afternoon to hear H. L. Shrader, senior extensidn poultryman of the U. S. department of agriculture discuss national and world market prospects this year.
Proposed Revision Of Charter Talked
Freeholder Board Chairman Explains ta Chamber Of Commerce Moating Advantages af Council-Manoger Type of Government
Dr. C. F. Spencer, chairman of the board of freeholders, declared in the first public discussion of the boards recently drafted council-manager charter that Ada will have “the most progressive and up-to-date charter in the State of Oklahoma,” if the changes are accepted.
Spencer made four
Fin File Names In Cornily Races, Bul Total SHU b Low
Five men filed for county offices Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total number who have filed since the filing period opened Monday to 26.
The filing period ends Friday at 5 p.m.
At least one person has filed for every political office in Pontotoc county except the three constable positions.
J. M. Byrd filed for the position of justice of the peace in the Stonewall district.
W. G. Long filed for county attorney, Walter McCracken and Charles Shockley filed for sheriff.
Robert I. Pollock filed for the post of county commissioner in district No. 3.
There are 17 offices to be filled at the coming election and 26 persons have filed for 15 of those places.
New Garbage Trucks Readt-Ada, in Use Within Short Time
Those snowy-white refuse collection trucks that were ordered by the city several months ago have arrived and are now on display at the corner of Twelfth and Broadway. It will possibly be several days before the trucks are put into operation.
Two Elgin bodies were purchased and have been installed on 1946 Chevrolet trucks. The bodiei are the medium size manufactured by the firm and have a capacity of eight and a half cubic yards.
Are Completely Closed
The refuse collectors are completely closed, making them sanitary at all times and makes it practically impossible for odor to come from the collection truck. They are so constructed that any refuse placed in them will not be blowing away.
Truck production was held up for several months, but the trucks were released about two weeks ago and arrived in Ada Monday night.
The first two trucks that were to be used as conveyance for the collectors were sent to Oshkosh, Mich., by mistake. The agency that received the trucks there thought that the trucks belonged to them and sold them.
After a day or so of delay, two more trucks were sent and arrived in Ada fitted with the collectors.
Means Full Service
When the collectors are put into operation, regular garbage collection service will be maintained. There will possibly be a slight charge for the collection service.
Heretofore, garbage collection has been done by a private individual who took the job on contract and operated only one truck, giving only partial collection service. In the future collection will be handled by the city.
The trucks will be put into operation as soon as an ordnance has been drawn up and put into effect, according to Mayor Guy Thrash.
charges against the present char ter. adding, however, that failures were entirely the fault of the charter and not the commissioners:
1. Lack of responsibility, sime “three little mayors” have equal authority in city affairs.
2. Change of officials too frequent—every two years a new election.
3. Small salaries, commissioners receiving $200 monthly.
4. Severe financial difficulties, which Spencer said are caused by parts of the present city charter.
Planned City Government New
The speaker said that city government has “just grown up,” in contrast to the careful planning of the Federal government. In 1789 there were four cities of more than 20,000 population, some being patterned after the
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Envoy to Iraq
Lowell Call Pinkerton, above, foreign service career man, has been nominated by President Truman to be U. S. Minister to Iraq. Ile had served as consul general at Wellington, N. Z., and at Jerusalem.
Truman Balk For
WASHINGTON, April 25. <***— President Truman, interrupting a vacation cruise, returned here today to attend the funeral of Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone of the United States.
Motoring from Quantico, Va, in a downpour of rain, Hr. Truman went to the White House for lunch and to pick up Mrs. Truman and their daughter. Margaret, prior to driving to Washington cathedral for the Stone services.
Immediately after the rites, th • president planned to escort his family back to the White Hous* and drive to the marine base at Quantico. There he will reboard the presidential yacht, U. S. S. Williamsburg, to continue his cruise until Sunday.
Oklahoma Molted 9,500 Hmm Goal
FHA Assigns Goal Far 1946 ta States
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 25. (/P>—Oklahoma has been alloted a goal of 9,500 housing units for 1946, O. K. Wetzel of the federal housing administration here was advised today.
The allocation, made under a new channeling program announced by FHA Director Wilson Wyatt, is divided into Quarterly allotments with 2,000 units to be allowed for May and June—the remainder of the second quarter.
Certain stipulations must be observed however in the granting of priorities to contractors and veterans for the housing.
Of the May-June quota, 1,500 of the houses may be built for sale, half of which may sell in the price range between $4,900 and $10,000. The other 750 must sell under $4,800.
Five hundred of the 2,000 units must be built to rent—250 of them for rents ranging from $35 to $80 a month. The other 250 must rent for less than $35 a month.
Wetzel said 2.556 units would be included in the next quarterly allotment beginning in July. He pointed out that veterans who wish to do their own repairing, remodeling or rebuilding can get a priority at any time.
Oft Charged With
W. H. Bailey, highway patrolman. arrested Odis Orr Saturday and Thursday filed charges of reckless driving. -The case was filed in the Percy Armstrong justice of peace court.
The complaint states that Orr was driving a 1941 Ford sedan from a point unknown to a point seven miles south of Ada on State Highway No. 12 without due regard to existing traffic.
A complaint against Orr was issued Thursday morning by the county attorney’s office.
Free Trade To Be Urged
Byrnes to Propose Junking Of Tariffs Among European Countries
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
WASHINGTON, April 25.-(ZP) —A proposal that all European countries junk their tariffs in a bid to speed economic recovery of the continent has been drafted for Secretary of State Byrnes to lay before his Paris colleagues.
The free trade arrangement would extend over a five-year period.
Officials said the proposal is part of an overall plan which Byrnes took to Paris with him for today’s opening of the foreign ministers’ conference designed to break the big-power deadlock over European peace settlements.
The plan, however, has divided the secretary’s advisers. In support of it are said to be Undersecretary of State Dean Acheron, Counselor Benjamin Cohen and Assistant Secretary Will Clayton.
Those described as opposed include Assistant Secretary James Dunn and Freeman Matthews, chief of the department’s office of European afairs. These two and Cohen are in Paris with Byrnes.
The heart of the proposal is that a United Nations regional office be opened at Geneva to include a European economic council functioning under the U. S. economic and social council which has headquarters in New York.
For Continent-Wide Basis
The task of the Geneva council would be to tackle European economic problems on a continent-wide basis instead of according to national political boundaries or the geography of river valleys and port locations. Four subagencies would handle (I) Fuel and power, (2) trade and industry, (3) transport of all sorts, and (4) food.
Exponents of the American proposal contend that at least a part of Russia’s objection to
Eeace treaty settlements favored y the United States and Britain is that Russia is suspicious of their objectives.
Woman, Boy Bum To Death in Home
Youth Apparently Died Trying to Find and Sava 75-year Old Woman
WELLINGTON. Kas. April 25. —(ZP)—Mrs. Annie Webster, about 75, and a 14-year-old youth. Merle Sears of Tonkawa, Okla., were burned to death when flames destroyed the Webster home, a small, frame residence, here Wednesday night.
Gene Hearlson, 14. son of a neighbor, discovered the fire and turned in an alarm. With Harley LaMunyon, 27, Hearlson ran to the kitchen door and saw Mrs. Webster’s body, clothes burned, lying on the floor.
Kicking the door open, they attempted to enter to bring out the body but were prevented by the flames.
The body of the boy was found in Mrs. Webster’s bedroom, lying face down. Firemen said the youth could have escaped through a nearby window, but apparently died in an effort to find and save Mrs. Webster.
The house, distant from fire plugs, was totally destroyed.
William Landon, Sumner county welfare director, today was trying to locate the youth’s parents or other relatives. Neighbors said Mrs. Webster and her husband. Walter, now estranged, brought the youth to Wellington from Tonkawa two months ago, but thought his parents now lived in California. An aunt, name unknown, lives in Kansas City, they said.
SPARESTAMM9 NAMED FOR SUGAR
Valid May I, Far Fiva
Founds a# Sweetnin'
WASHINGTON. April 25, 'ZP*— Spare stamp 49 in family ration books will become valid May I for five pounds of sugar.
Announcing this today. OPA said the new couoon will expire August 31. Sugar stamp 39, the last specifically labeled “sugar.” will expire April 30.
OPA said that on the basis of latest surveys it expects the present sugar ration of five pounds every four months can Im* maintained. In that case, another sugar stamp will be validated September I.
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Get Down To Work Early
World Watches far Signs af Unity Over Trouble soma European Treaties to End War
PARIS, April 25(ZP)—‘The foreign ministers conference met for three hours today, adjourning at 7 p.m. The length of the continuous session led to speculation that the ministers had gotten down to work immediately, instead of merely clearing up procedural details as had been expected.
PARIS. April 25 — (^—Foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, Great Britain and France met today in Luxembourg palace for the purpose of preparing European treaties to end the greatest war in history.
Byrnes Arrives First
Secretary of State James F. Byrnes was the first of the visiting ministers to enter the palace where the four leading powers will attempt to iron out differences which had blocked efforts to draft peace treaties for Italy. Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland.
It was Byrnes who suggested the conference be convened to solve problems which have dead* locked a council of deputy foreign ministers in London for months and caused a postponement of the scheduled May I European peace conference.
George Bidault. French foreign minister and host, was there to meet his American colleague. Bidault had driven through streets lined with crowds to the palace where gaily-uniformed Republi-can guardsmen snapped to attention, presenting arms.
Foreign Commissar V. M. Molotov of Russia arrived almost immediately after Byrnes.
Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevil of Great Britain waved to the crowd and entered the palace last.
Outcome Is Vital
Diplomatic observers in Paris and other parts of the world eyed the conference closely for clues as ta whether the Big Four would be able to work out compromises in the spirit of the United Nations or whether disagreements would promote another era of power politics and spheres of influence.
The deputies have been able to
compromise few of the disputed fundamental issues in their six months of discussions, but diplomatic sources said their work served to “clear away the underbrush” of detail and point up differences for decision by their chiefs.
The greatest difficulty facing the foreign ministers — Ernest Bevin of Britain, Georges Bidault of France, Vyacheslav M. Molotov of Russia and Byrnes—was expected in reaching an agreement on the treaty to end Italy s nearly three years of **hand-to-mouth” existence.
Dog Omen (an Gel
Tags for '44-’47
Owners of dogs can now purchase license tags for the animals at the city clerk s office: the new licenses will be good until May I, 1947.
No matter when old licenses were purchased, new ones must be purchased for the coming year. Any dog that doesn’t have a 1946-47 license after May I will be subject to being picked up by the dog catcher.
Dogs that were recently vaccinated are eligible to the new tags. Ray Martin, city clerk, said Thursday morning.
A total of 175 tags were sold last year and there are at least twice that many dogs in Ada that need license plates.
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With th* cornin’ o’ spring, you don’t have t’ be on th’ water wagon t’ notice th* days ’re gittin* longer.
Th’ feller who tells how ’is wife fixes liver is hard up fer subject matter.