Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - April 30, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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Member: Audit Boreas off Circulation
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. (hilcult Killed in Train-AulomobiIe
Former Banker, Cattlemen of Ado Recently Sold Homo Here ond Moved to Ronch Neor Nowata; Funeral Arrangements Unannounced
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Chilcutt, until rcently residents of Ada, were killed late Monday when their automobile and a
freight train collided at a rural crossing north of Nowata
near his ranch. ’
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Red Fighter -"Ay-.Tucsday aftern°°n Planes Buzz Clark's B-17
Gen. Clark Not Aboard But Mokes Third Protest About Russian Fliers
VIENNA. April 30.—OF)—Two Russian fighters buzzed the personal plane of Gen. Mark W. Clark today as it was being flown from Vienna to Linz by Brig. Gen. Ralph A. Snavely. commander of the U.S.F.A., Air division.
This was the third incident involving Soviet fighters and Am-e-icau planes in IO days.
Clark was not aboard his plane, a B-17 flying fortress. He made his third protest against the Russian activities when he learned of today's attack.
The Russian fighters made speed rims toward the B-17 several throes, but fired no shots such as marked the action involving Avo U. S. transport planes previously.
The radioman aboard the B-17 reported the details as the plane continued its flight.
The B-17 left the airport outside Vienna at 9:50 a.m., and was flying over St. Polten about 25 minutes later when the Soviet planes approached.
Col. Howard Moore of Farmersburg, Ind., was co-pilot of the B-17, which was described as flying on “A U.S.F.A., mission.” Names of the passengers were not released.
Harahan Reported Some (loser To
NANKING. April 30— General Marshall, special envoy to China, arrived today amid new reports he was ‘‘getting closer end Closer * to effecting a truce between the national government and the communists, now bitterly engaged in Manchuria.
The general and Mrs. Marshall flew from Chunking in a four-engined transport plane. They were met at the airport by Minister of War Chen Cheng, Chief Oi Staff Ho Ying-chin and American Maj. Gen. Robert McClure.
Marshall briefly reviewed an honor guard and was driven to the 17-room mansion formerly occupied by the German ambassador to the puppet regime of Wang Ching-wei, which will be the Marshall home here.
He did not meet reporters, but a source close to him said that negotiations on the Manchurian situation were proceeding in an optimistic atmosphere. The source added he would not be surprised to “see results” within a few days.
Meanwhile, talks among Marshall, communist Gen. Chou En-lai and government Gen. Hsu lung Chang temporarily are suspended pending the arrival of Hsu and Chou, expected by Thursday.
•Everybody is approaching the problem optimisticallv,” Marshall s friend said. “There have been six or seven schemes proposed, all of which might work Ail are being explored. We are getting closer and closer to agreement.”
And. he added, the Manchurian situation gets more critical daily
Mrs. Marshall was met by Madames Ho and Chen, who presented flowers in token of Mrs. Ma: shall s first visit to Nanking.
about funeral arrangements, although it was supposed that the bodies would be brought here for burial.
Mrs. Minnie Lee Chilcutt, 63, was killed instantly and Mr. Chilcutt died 40 minutes later in a hospital.
Sold Home Here Recently
A short time ago the Chilcutts sold the two-story house at 1313 South Johnston which they erected years ago, and since have been making their home at the ranch. He had been alternating his time between the ranch and Ada for several years.
Mr. Chilcutt at one time headed a bank here and for years was active in the cattle business in this area.
He was bom in Tennessee, moving to Texas as a young man. There he met Minnie Lee Reed, w ho was Texas born and they were married, living in Fort worth for several years thereafter.
Later they moved to Dewey and then to Ada.
Ranker, Cattleman Here
__He and associates bought the Merchants and Planters State bank, changed it to the Merchants and Planters National bank and he served as its president until it went out of business. He continued thereafter active in the cattle business.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Falconer of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Wilna Patterson of Davenport, Iowa; a son, Wilson Chilcutt, a construction contractor now in Kansas; five grandchildren, one of whom is Mrs Wilna June Monger of Ponca City.
Mrs. A. A. Mullins of Ada is a cousin of Mr. Chilcutt.
Ado Attorney to Tolk Tonight ot Refresher Course % For Ex-Service Lawyers
Lawyers of this area, particularly those who were in tha armed services, are invited to attend tonight the third of a series of refresher courses being conducted here and in other centers over the state.
A change in the schedule for this week’s meetings is announced, Vernon Roberts of Ada and Hicks Epton of Wewoka ‘swapping places*.
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Glenwood Meeting Discusses Charter
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OKLAHOMA — Mostly cloud™; light showers east forth this afternoon, becoming partly cloudy tonight and generally fair Wednesday; lowest tonight 57-62 except 55 Panhandle; warmer \ "ed-nesdav east two-thirds, cooler Panhandle.
Forecast For April 30-May 3
Missouri. Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—moderate showers and thunder storms beginning western portion Nebraska and Kansas Wednesday, spreading over remainder of district Thursday. continuing Friday; cooling with precipitation: warmer Saturday and Sunday; temperatures averaging about 3-6 degrees above normal.
Roberts speaks tonight at the district courtroom in Ada on “A Review of the Recent Decisions Affecting Indian Land Titles.”
Epton will speak Friday night here on “Changes in Basic State and Federal Decisional Law sine* 1940”
The invitation to attend is extended to lawyers from Pontotoc county and all counties surrounding this county. The meetings begin at 7:30 p. rn.
MUSKOGEE, April 30.—(IP)— Members of the student associations of the Cherokee national male and female seminaries of the old Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory will assemble at Tahlequah May 7 to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the establishment of the schools.
, „Ti16 fema*e seminary burned in 1910 3 male seminary in
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Up lo Congress Ii Intelligence
Service lo Slay
WASHINGTON, April 30.—(/P) —The shake-up of its much-discussed intelligence service completed, the state department looked hopefully to congress today for funds to keep the unit operating after June 30.
Acting Secretary Dean Ache-son announced last night the appointment of William L. Langer, 50-year-old Harvard historian, as special assistant in charge of research and intelligence. Langer succeeds Col. Alfred McCormack, under whom he formerly worked rn the intelligence unit.
But unless the house overrules its appropriations committee and restores at least part of a $4,150,-136 item to the state department’s 1947 budget, Langer will have no intelligence program to administer after the close of the current fiscal year.
The house is scheduled to take up the appropriations bill Thursday, the first major legislation to come before the chamber after its 12-day Easter recess which ended today.
Hoover Reaches Shanghai
SHANGHAI, April 30— (F)— Tired from his round the world study of the food situation, Herbert Hoover arrived today by plane from Manila.
He is expected to spend four or five days in China and to visit the capital, Nanking.
He immediately conferred with Consul-General Monnett Davis on the situation in China, which is facing its most severe famine in years.
It is expected he will go to Japan and Korea before returning to Washington, D. C., to report to President Truman.
BARCELONA, Spain, April 30. —W—The three-ton Franco victory monument was almost completely destroyed by a bomb ex-
Elosion at claval today. It had een erected when the victorious Franco forces entered the city in 1939.
Ada to Have Soap-Box Derby For Boys, Send Winner To National Tourney at Akron
Ada is going to be the site of the All-American Soap Box Derby. It will be sponsored locally by The Ada Evening News and Service Chevrolet. The race will he hf*!d late in July, possibly July 20, with Pontotoc county and all counties joining Pontotoc county being invited to participate.
Boys from ll to 15 years of age inclusive are eligible to participate; the winner will be given a free trip to Akron, Ohio, to participate in the national contest.
Service Chevrolet, 200 East Tenth, is headquarters for the event locally with sets of rules, blue prints and entry. blanks available at that location..
The race is done in home-made, gravity-powered racers, built according to a set of rules defined by the national rules committee.
Preliminary plans are reported for local championship races in approximately 130 cities in the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and most likely in other foreign capitals.
The big event at Akron is.
scheduled for August 18, where the grand prize at the national finals is a four year college or university scholarship.
Safety Is Provided
The weight and dimension restrictions are set by rules and certain types of wheels and brakes are likewise specified, the main purpose of these restrictions being to assure maximum safety for drivers and onlookers as well as to place all boys on an equal footing.
No car may cost more than $10 to build and no adult may assist in its construction, except by advising the youngster who is constructing his own car.
In addition to the local champ, who will be awarded the trip to Akron, Chevrolet supplies a specially designed silver trophy to be awarded each local winner and two sets of gold, silver and bronze medals for the local race finalists. Specially designed rac-mg helmets are also furnished to
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Questions About Proposed Revisions Answered; Meeting ot Hoyes Tonight
Interest was high at the neighborhood meeting at Glenwood school Monday night when the board of freeholders presented proposals for revision of the 1912 Ada city charter, and questions asked from the audience indicated concern about the city’s present system and plans for modernizing it.
Tonight, at 7:30, a similar meeting will be held at Hayes school; other meetings will be held Wednesday night at Willard Thursday night at Hayes, Saturday night at Philemon Colored Baptist church and next Monday night at Washington school.
After explanation of the proposed council-manager plan, the freeholders in charge of the program invited, questions from the audience.
Among the questions and explanations were:
Responsibility for Hiring
1. Would the council have any power to recommend whom the manager is to hire? No. Employment would be based on competency. But an incompetent workman can be gotten rid of. Complaints to manager or council members can get results; and if a man proves reliable and capable, he doesn’t have to worry about election changes. The manager is responsible directly to the council for efficiency of department heads and personnel under them.
2. Why shouldn’t the council members be paid? Experience of many communities has proved this most effective. Dozens of citizens here give, each week, more of their time without pay to church, civic and P-TA work, for instance, than council members would have to give, and where it has been tried, there has been no lack of citizen* equally willing to give some time to the affairs of a city.
Why Not Elect Mayor?
3. Why shouldn’t the mayor be elected by the voters, not by the council? Because in the council-manager plan, the mayor docs not have a full-time job as under the existing charter; he is to preside at council meetings, sign bonds and other documents as required under state laws, and serve as contact man between manager and council.
4. Would the revised charter change the water rate and call for holding of bond elections? No. Under state law the charter would not do either. But th-proposed charter does place more safeguard around handling of city funds.
5. What about the financial system and budgeting control and chance of getting more millage for the city? The manager is responsible for preparation of reports and budgets with an opportunity to so present the city’-, needs to the excise board as to show more conclusively the city’s need for more than I mill of the present 15 mill city-county-school district limit.
Butter Just Holding Even
MacArthur Was Marked For Assassination On May Day
Trieste Area Is Discussed
Italian-Yugoslav Frontier Token Up; Byrnes Offers Four-Power Military Poet
By FLORA LEWIS
PARIS, April 30.—(ZP)—T h e foreign ministers conference decided to devote its entire session today to a discussion of Trieste and the Italian-Yugoslav frontier Questions after receiving from U. I. Secretary of State Byrnes a proposal for a four-power mutual assistance pact to keep the peace
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ter of a century.
The ministers of Britain, Russia, France/and the United States received copies of a boundary commission report on Venezia Giulia, one of the most difficult problems of the conference.
No details of the report were made public, but it was believed to contain both majority and minority opinions. Previous reports of a virtual accord on the frontier issue apparently were not borne out.
Would Pledge U. S. Power Byrnes’ proposal would pledge American military might to keep the peace in Germany for at least 25 years as part of a long-term united States foreign policy.
The hitherto secret United States proposal, which would combine the military forces of j %totod States, Russia, Britain and France to assure a permanent German disarmament, was made public by Byrnes at a press conference last night following a five-hour session of the foreign ministers conference.
The secretary of state also disclosed he had drafted a similar pa<* to keep United States and other allied forces on the alert against a revival of militarism in Japan, but declined to reveal details of this proposal.
Byrnes says Premier Stalin had supported the idea for the four-power treaty on Germany when the two discussed the matter in Moscow last Christmas. However, Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian foreign minister, yesterday opposed placing the matter on the conference agenda in connection with general discussion on Germany.
Franee and Britain have accepted the proposal in principle, Hj I nes said, and Russia has expressed willingness to discuss it, although without setting a definite time.
Whether the treaty draft will be placed on the agenda remained unsettled when Byrnes asked for adjournment of the conference last night.
Boylen b Named Rodeo Chief
His Job Will Be ta Put Rodeo Sport on Highest Plane Possible
Ada Mill May Close Late In This Week
Faces Gap in Supply Of
Wheat Until Government
Agency Purchases Move
The Ada Milling company may have to close down the latter part of the week, according to Bob Calvert of the mill. Harry Lund gaard, the manager, is out of the city.
Mr. Calvert explains the situation thus. The Commodity Credit Corporation a government agency, is buying all the
mills and the government will buy the flour to be shipped a? broad.
Flour mills are permitted to make 75 percent as much flour for domestic consumption they made last year provided they can get the wheat. But with the government buying the whea*. there is little chance for the mills to get wheat until the new crop comes on in June. Other mill* in the state are affected in the same manner, and some of them have already closed.
The Ada mill has enough wheat to run until Friday, but unless the government wheat is shipped in before that time, it will close then. It is not likely that the government wheat can be mov-*hat soon. Mr. Calvert thinks.
The mill also makes and sells feed, but much of the feed is a by-product of wheat manufacture. Unable to get corn, the feed operations will have to'close also.
Operations will begin as soon as government wheat is available or when the new wheat crop le-comes available.
Local Packing Plant Trying To Stay Open
Wickham's Can't Get Enough Cattle, Allowable Hog Slaughter Not Enough
The Wickham Packing company is trying to stay open, but most of the operations will have to close within a few davs unless some relief is found, said Dyle Carman, manager, Tuesday morning. Mr. Carman explains that under the quota system, this plant is permitted to kill as many cattle as it killed in 1044 and 80 percent as many hogs.
It is unable to buy cattle in any appreciable numbers, for the reason that the black market is absorbing the cattle at a higher price than the packing plant can pay under the OPA ceiling price structure.
Even if it violated the CT*A ruling and paid more than is permitted for the cattle, it could not sell under the OPA ceiling and break even. Not being willing to violate the law, Mr. Carman says he sees no way out but to close most of the activity.
The local plant had a short hog run in 1944, and the quota for May of this year is for only about IOO head a week, and the average killing is from IOO to 15 ) a day. So the hog slaughter will not permit the plant to run.
Mr. Carman says they intend to keep the plant open and doing all it can. He wants to keep his skilled help and sales organization together. It is a dark pie-ture, but the plant management is doing all it can to serve the 500 customers it has in this part of the state.
Plot Leader SIHI al Large
Reports Sweep Tokyo, Stirs Jop Fears of Harsher Occupation Policies
CHEYENNE. Wyo., April 30, UP)—E. N. (Pink) Boylen, arena director of the Pendleton, Ore, roundup, took over the job of riding herd on the nation’s rodeo cowboys today as high commissioner of the international rodeo association.
R. J. Hofmann of Cheyenne, president of the newly-formed organization, said Boylen was selected by the executive committee to represent rodeo managers because he was “liked by both management and contestants.” •
Boylen, a cattleman and former cowboy, will have his office here temporarily. The permanent office will be in either Colorado o* Wyoming.
Fred McCargar of Salinas,
Calif., secretary, said Boylen’*
job would be “to put the rodeo
sR?ir*..on highest plane possible.”
The rodeo association of America and the national rodeo association were merged into the new organization at Denver Sunday.
DisbM OPA Car
Will Be of Local Price Control Board Monday And Tuesday of Next Week
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 30. —. ■(A*)—Even though butter pro- ■ South
duction in Oklahoma is keeping pace with current local consumption, the outlook is far from bright, J. C. Davison, Jr., head of the dairy division of the state department of agriculture said today.
Davison said no butter is going into storage in the state.
Production also is far behind last year’s yield at this time, he said.
Philip Knowland. district car specialist from the OPA office in Oklahoma City, will be at the local Price Control board, 123 Broadway, Monday or
Rise in Price of While Bread Likely Soon, Rye Bread Is Up
Tuesday of next week.
Any car dealer desiring information relative to the sale of new or used cars can contact Mr. Knowland on either of the two days.
Several Ada car dealers have been wanting additional information about both new and used cars and it is for this group of dealers that the specialist is being sent from Oklahoma City.
Mon Rahdoads Reported or Way, Die an Wedaesday
By Th* Associated Presa
Welcomed rains continued to soak Oklahoma fields during the past 24 hours, the federal weather bureau reported today, adding that more moisture is on the way.
(Rain that fell in Ada during Monday totaled .96 of an inch, according to W. E. Pitt, weathet observer. The cool cloudy day produced a high reading of 78 degrees, followed by a low of 65 during the night).
A new storm is moving into The state, the bureau said, an J additional rain is expected to fall tomorrow afternoon.
Heaviest rainfall the last 24 hours was in Eastern Oklahoma. Okmulgee reported 2.70, Durant
^*°toau 1.40, and Sallisaw
Other rainfall reports included Carnegie .45. Chickasha .01, Hoi us .16. Lawton .06. Waurika .01, Boise City .04, Guthrie .33, Bar tlesville .03, Chandler .42, Miami .15, Muskogee .90, Pryor .44, Shawnee .39, Tulsa .29. Vinita .03, Antlers .21, Ardmore .31, Idabel ■J!®’ Lindsay .23, McAlester .48, Pauls Valley .18.
Valley View Win Replace Flooring
Durable Type ta Be Installed; Facilities for Patients Limited During Work
Valley View hospital’s halls have of late been showing wear from the constant foot traffic up and down them, of nurses, patients, doctors for almost ten years.
Starting Monday, the hospital authorities will have work under way to provide new flooring, of a more durable type.
The work will be done by wings and sections, so that only a part of the hospital facilities will he out of use at a time. •’ven this, however, will reduce the number of beds available while the work is going on, and will limit the number of patients who can be cared for.
The new flooring will have a poured concrete base covered with asphalt tile.
Work will be moved along as rapidly as possible so that as soon as possible the hospital will be ready for full-scale accomodations again.
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1 OPA Announces Boost For Ryo Brood Loo vet Effective Immediately
WASHINGTON, April 30,
OPA today raised retail prices for most rye bread two cents a one-pound loaf.
And an official of the agency told a reporter privately that housewives soon may pay more for white bread and other kind*.
Bakers, the official said, are seeking an increase of a cent a one-pound loaf on other than rye bread. He added that “some increase looks likely.”
The rye bread hike of two cents, effective immediately, pushes retail prices to ll and 12 cents for most one-pound loaves, OPA said. It will remain in effect at least until June 30 when the agency will re-examine bak-euS *:osts to determine whether the higher ceilings should be continued.
Explaining the increase, OPA noted that ceilings of rye grain do not become effective until June I. Meanwhile, the agency said, rye bread bakers “have been squeezed between sharply advancing rye prices and bread ceilings.
The rye bread increase is subject to the limitation that wholesale ceilings may not exceed 12 cents a loaf. This means, OPA said that retail prices will not ne ('hanged in the case of ry.* bread now selling at wholesaler 12 or more cents a loaf.
Surplus Funds Of Kale Accruing
OKLAHOMA CITY. April 30. ■^-Surplus funds, expected to reach almost $10,000,000 by June 30, have begun accruing in tho state general fund with two months to go before the end of the fiscal year, Ernest M. Black vice-chairman of the Oklahoma tax commission, announced today.
The exact size of the surplus as of today was not available. Black said, however, that on Pri °nlv $121,557 was needed to pay all general fund appropriations for this fiscal year.
Since that time, he said, $800,-000 in gross premium insurance tax money has been paid into the tieasury by the state insurance commission, in addition to other current income of the state Another $160,000 is expected from the insurance tax before the end of the fiscal year along with large additional income tax payments, gross production tax income and other money.
Total appropriations for this year were $34,974,355. The surplus for this year estimated at $9,750,000, is earmarked for road building purposes.
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By Th* Associated Presa
TOKYO. April 30— General MacArthur was marked for assassination May day—tomorrow —with hand grenades and pistols some time during communistic demonstrations” near his headquarters, his office announced today.
American authorities learned of the assassination plot through one of the participants whom Hideo Tokayama, the accused but unapprehended leader, attempted to poison, said Brig. Gen. Frayne Baker, MacArthur^ public relations officer.
The Japanese government offi-Jial»y Presented its apologies at MacArthur’* office as reports of the plot—spreading like wildfire through Tokyo-stirred Japanese fears of harsher occupation policies.
Kyuchi Tokuda, general secretory the communist party, quickly said the communists weren’t involved and added, “We have absolutely no reason to do away with General MacArthur.” Tokayama, former Kempeitai (thought police) officer who later became a kamikaze (suicide) pilot, was known to possess grenades and pistols. Baker said. He was engaged for some time in preliminary arrangements to "enlist assistance” in a plot to kill MacArthur, a headquarters statement added, and had accumulated 140,000 yen ($9,333) for the purpose.
Failed to Kill One Molter
At one time in his negotiations he attempted to kill, by putting poison in his coffee, one of the plotters because he felt this man would toil, the announcement said. Fortunately, the posion was not immediately fatal. He was taken by the Japanese police to an American hospital, where through experienced assistance he was revived and detailed parts of the plot.”
The informant, not identified by headquarters, will be kept rn cV»tody as one of the original plotters, Baker said. Japanese police released a photograph of Tokayama to the Japanese press In_^ effort to speed his arrest.
The headquarters announcement said:
Several Involved ‘A plot has bee.i uncovered ta assassinate the supreme commander of the allied powers as an incident to the communist parade and mass meeting scheduled for May I. The leader of the plot is Hideo Tokayama. who has not yet been apprehended. Other known plotters still are at large but are being rounded up.”
MC°i' .uHarry 1 T- Creswell. MacArthur s chief of civil intel-Iigence, said his section “has no information as to Tokayama’s politics. In fact, no political party was mentioned in connection” with the rase.
Creswell said an informant told headquarters of the plot five days ago. The informant related that five were involved.
For Cedi Stephens
Memorial services for Cecil L. Stephens were held Thursday.
£pr!i Kcl(‘,rman Chapel^
North Hollywood, Calif.
Stephens, formerly of Ada, was killed instantly when struck by an automobile in Hollywood.
Following the memorial services. Stephens’ body was buried in the Veterans Facility Cemetery, Hollywood.
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Bf Bob Blank*, la
Speak in’ o’ shortages, we*d all be well fed if food fer thought wuz nutritional.
Th’ feller who accidentally uses a guest towel might as well leave home fer a few days.