Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 22, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year—No. 109
ADA. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 22. 1946
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Peoce Porley Activities Overshadowed
YUGOSLAVIA TICKS AWAY
New y. S. Note to Yugoslavia Seizes; Peace Parley Limelight
Bv ROBERT ELIXSON
PARIS, Aug. 22.-, Pi—I*. S.
re *. ary of State James E. v;-nes left the peace conference ' >n aire st as soon as it had evened th.s morning to conter itll f :s advisors un tho Yugo-
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.pha.sized how the blunt 48-hour ul-Yugoslavia o verse among the dip-in Paris to peace treaties. rd himself at his -’hi Ie Charles E partment advisor ►pean affairs, and advisor un Euro-
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* appeared little imme-rospect that there would official comment from .guslav peace conference »n on the ultimatum, demanded that Yugoslav : *’ ’ "4* American airmen forced ° n m Yugoslav territory with-'r ' or ^1Cf* action before
r e United Nations security council.
I p To Tito
Although high Yugoslav delete-’ n members were busy on
Paris angles of the tense situation, one Yugoslav source said “the matter is in the hands of Marshal Tito,.” indicating all actinia and statements would come from the head of the government.
There was no indication whether tile ultimatum would be accepted or rejected.
An unofficial Yugoslav source said he did not believe the American press reaction to the shooting down of the two American transport planes would have been so strung if equal publicity had in en given to the Yugoslav note of several weeks ago protesting again Allied planes making unauthorized flights over Yugoslav territory.
That note was delivered two weeks before the first plane was shot down,” he said.
Bevin Not Giving Warning
A spokesman for the British delegation denied a report pubic bed in London that Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin expected to see Edvard Kardelj, head of the Yugoslav delegation and vice-premier, and warn him that British-Yugoslav relations were deteriorating.
Bevin ‘‘has no appointment to
see Mr. Kardelj and none is expected,” the spokesman said.
Other British sources said they were not pleased with Yugoslav-British relations, but they took the view that the ultimatum to Marshal Tito was strictly an American matter.
News of the American ultimatum-ordering Marshal Tito’s government to give the United States satisfaction within 48 hours for acts described as warlike or face action by the United Nations .security council — circulated quickly among peace conference delegates during the early morning hours.
Talk Demands On Italy Today
Debate on reparations and territorial demands against Italy by Albania, Egypt and Austria wras on today’s agenda for the 21-nation peace conference. Allied diplomats, how'ever, were concerned mainly with the effect of what some observers considered the sharpest blow yet to hopes for early and amicable settlements on treaties, coming, as it did, on the heels of stubborn wrangling between the western powers and Soviet Russia and her eastern European adherents.
Cost of Coal, Oranges lo Go
Up, Flour Prices Face Hike
OPA Set* Dote for Retoil Meat Ceilings to Apply Again, Promises Full Fledged Drive Against Block Markets
By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.— (AP)—Higher coal t into effect today and oranges are going up, but I is due Sept. 9.
mg the date when retail meat ceilings are to apply OPA Chief Paul Porter also pledged an all-out drive
against black markets.
Apply Now to Get Terminal Leave Pay For Enlisted Ranks
Men who served in the enlisted man s ranks of the armed forces can now apply for the terminal leave pay that was provided by recent action of congress.
They can get application blanks at the postoffice here, from the
Blast Kills Troy West, Wife and Son
Former Francis, Ado Residents Victims of Gas Explosion ot Tribbey Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. West, their month-old son Carey Lynn West, and a 14-year old neighbor girl, Janice Rice, 14, were killed Wednesday afternoon when butane gas was ignited in a home at Tribbey. Three other persona were injured.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from Cedar Grove school near Francis. Rev.
•ii r*s officiating; burial
will be in Memorial Park for Mr. and Mrs. West and the baby.
The Wests formerly lived at Francis and Ada. He was an employe of the Stanolind Pipeline company. Mr. West was 40 and his wife 34.
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Allen Guard Unit Ready lo Sign Up Hen for Company
National Guard is about
•me its place in Allen for inger men of that city and
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Sr;* rn.an Jones announ-Ist. Bn. Hq„ 180th. is
icy to start enlisting men for postwar Guard, fn st who are interested are :^c t ( me in to the Fold gars’ A. * n where someone will at hand each week day from 5 8 pre. ready with information i also to take enlistments.
nes reminds that a young low doesn’t have to have a ser-e :♦ rd to be eligible to en-H mover, he must be at least years of age.
ie calls attention to the attice pay schedule ranging rn $2 50 for a private for one up to S5.50 for a first ser-• it t » p >v mon for 48 drills* ng a ear and with the sum*
< amp and its pay in addition, ►nes served with the 45th Di-rmg the recent war and n sst National Guaid unit Eiders—will be commander of his was-sci vice out-Bn. liq. 180th.
Johnson's Death Sentence Stands
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 22.—
*" *>i—Tfu stat* criminal court of appeal' has affirmed the deal ii sentence conviction of Mo se J r ns< n. charged in the death of another McAlester penitentiary c r\ ic! and has set his execution lor Nov, .I,
J ’rn n vas accused of the w w mg in 1943 of L. C. Smalley, Str. c• t ner eor.v .ct.
The case was related to the Kerning of Pat Riley, sergeant of tile prison guard, for which Stan--* y Steen was convicted and giv-( r. tile death penalty. Steen committed suicide before the execution could be carried out.
Johnson was charged jointly v Ah Steen in the Riley case. He i i prev; m - Iv b* < n given a life s<men * : : i is alleged part in r! •• R-th Johnson and
*• *ecn .ere convicts, serving terms f r other offenses.
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t As this campaign developed. I OPA authorized a price boost of 30 cents a ton for hard coal and for coke, and an increase of 18 cents a ton for soft coal.
These retail price hikes are required by the new' price control law, OPA said.
Orange Price Up Soon
On oranges, maximum prices in retail stores will climb about a half cent a pound as soon as grocers receive supplies at higher prices authorized for prod tic-; ors.
But even while the parade of
price increases continued, OPA went ahead with an assignment it rarely handles any more — a price cut.
Porter reaffirmed at a news conference that the new meat ceilings which the price decontrol board ordered restored will be at or near June 30 figures.
In ordering them back, the board said meat prices had climbed from 20 to 80 percent after controls lapsed June 30.
Flour Goes Up
Porter also announced a price increase of seven cents a bundled pounds for flour, effective Friday, to offset higher parity pricers for wheat, which remains ceiling-free along with all other major grains.
This price hike is expected to raise retail flour ceilings about one cent on a 10-pound sack, on top of a cent a pound increase allowed early this month.
However, Toiler said that bread prices, raised a cent a loaf Aug. 2, will be cut by the same amount when the agriculture department lifts restrictions on the milling of wheat, perhaps this fall.
Here is the schedule for restoration of ceilings on other items ordered back under price control :
I als and oils—Crude and refined tank oils, Aug. 23; consumer
products such as salad dressing and mayonaise, at manufacturing levels, Aug. 30; non-manufacturing distributors of finished products, Sept. 4; retailers, Sept. 9.
Grains and feeds—Soybeans. •Sept. 3: flaxseed, Sept. 3; mixed feeds, Aug. 26; by-product feeds, Sept. 3.
a meat VFW or American Legion offices or from Gene Ford, Veterans Administration contact officer here.
Service offices of the service organizations and Ford also are prepared to assist veterans in getting the applications properly filled out.
DO NOT PAY ANYBODY TO HELP FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.
There is some notarizing to be done and this will be done WITHOUT CHARGE if an applicant is being aided through any of the individuals mentioned above
Teacher Shortage Gels New Steps By Stale Board
OKLAHOMA'CITY, Aug. 22. (/Pi—Even broader measures to cope with the most drastic teacher shortage in state’s history are contemplated by the state board of education.
State Supt. A. L. Crable said the board will consider further steps to alleviate the scarcity at a meeting Sept. 13. The superintendent recently estimated the state’s public schools will be 1,000 teachers short when the fall term opens. He has declined to revise the estimate but said that as the ti. ie for school opening nears his office is being besieged bv more and more pleas for aid in finding teachers.
First-grade certificate examinations will be held by the board in every county seat Friday and Saturday in an effort to get more qualified teachers, but if a great supply does not materialize, the board may have to relax its teacher requirements further Crable said.
President's Yacht Is Now al Bermuda
Parti y cloudy, rshow’ers west and tonight and Friday; central Friday.
Plane Crash Fatal To Enid Pilots
ENID, Okla., / ug. 2. (ZP)_
Two Enid. Okla., flying enthusiasts. Patrick Holden, 34, and (- laude P ranks, 33, died last night when a plane, piloted by Holden, crashed and burned south of Wood ring field.
Highway Patrolman Johnny
iwve.Sr?a ^1C Plane* a converted BT-LIB, took of from Woodring field about dusk. Witnesses re-* ported the ,*hip was about two miles from the field when it nosedived to earth and burst into flames.
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■sr ERNEST B VACCARO
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 22.— <Ti —Vacationing President Truman came today to Bermuda, famed holiday spot.
The presidential yacht Williamsburg docked about 9 a.m. (estI at the U. S. naval operating base, leased from Great Britain just prior to American entry into World War 2.
His visit to this British crown colony is his second on foreign soil since becoming president. The other was his trip to Potsdam. Germany last August for th® Big Three” conference.
The president’s yacht and the navy ship ‘ Weiss,” in which he was trailed by newsmen, spotted the islands about 6 a.m.
The president expects to remain here at least 36 hours.
The primary purpose of the call is to take on fuel, food and water to last for the remainder of the cruise until the return to Washington Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Mrs. West’s parents, Mr. and Mhl W. A. “Buck” Henson, live in Francis, as does a brother Leonard; Mrs. Naomi Maxwell of Ada is a sister. Mr. and Mrs. Eli West, parents of Troy West, also live in Francis, as do a bro-
lcer’ °!'v!lle West, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Phillips.
Other relatives of Mrs. West are a brother Wilbur Henson of Hugo, and sisters, Mrs. Effie Lynn and Mrs. Myrtle Melton of Maud, Mrs. Mildred Lee and Miss Ola Lee Henson, Tulsa. Also surviving Troy West are a brother Roy West of Madill and a sister, Mrs. Virgie M. Jones, at Cumberland.
Also injured in the blast were Mrs. William Parker, in a Shawnee hospital, her husband William and Kenneth Tate; L. M. McLoud. Stanolind plant superintendent, and Martha Louise Rice, 12, a neighbor girl, who were in the house when the explosion occurred.
West Served Overseas
Troy West served overseas in the Pacific with Roy White of Ada, including service at Wake Island and the Philippines with an ordnance unit.
Officers reported that gas accumulated while a stove w*as being installed was set off when Kenneth Tate, 19, lit a cigaret lighter to test the connections.
The stove had been set up in the other side of the duplex from that occupied by the West family.
The officers concluded that gas had accumulated underneath the West side of the house and the brunt of the explosion was centered there. Mrs. West and the baby w'ere killed instantly in the 3:15 p. rn. blast and Mr. West and Janice Lee died after being brought to the hospital.
The baby was decapitated by the explosion and both of West’s legs were torn from his body.
The Parkers had spent the day moving into the north side of the duplex and the Tate youth, a family friend, was helping. Tate was blown into the yard and left wrapped around a hydrant but was not seriously hurt.
Both shoes wrere blown from Mrs. Parker’s feet. Furniture was hurled a great distance or splintered. The house wras completely destroyed.
House Blown Into Air
An engineer at the Stanolind plant not far distant said he heard the blast, looked, saw the house about IOO feet from the ground. Workmen shut down the plant and rushed over, extinguishing the fire.
West was a pumper for the pipeline company. He had moved to the Tribbey camp two months ago with his family after his recent discharge from the army. He wras to have gone to work at 3:30 p. rn.
Parker, also just out of service, had lived in Shawnee, had just got employment at the plant as a pumper and w*as moving there on his day off.
JEWS DEPORTED FROM PALESTINE: Some of the 700 Jewish inning'ants disembark at Famagusta. Cyprus, after having been deported from Haifa, Palestine. The immigrants had attempted to make a landing at Haifa but were repulsed by British troops. They were brought to Cyprus on the Royal Navy transport, Empire Royal.—(NEA Radiophoto)
U.S. in Angry Note Demands Freeing Of Imprisoned Airmen
U. S. Fighter Planes Moy Accompany Transports as They Fly Over Austria; Not Convinced Planes Attacked Over Yugoslavia
By ALEX SINGLETON
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.-<AP) -The United States is considering fighter plane protection for American transport planes which may#have to pass near the Yugoslav border while flying the Austrian-Italiari route, top diplomatic thonties reported today.
The plan under consideration would retain the absolute ban against any American flights ritorv and would be designed to protect
retain me pre se rn s over Yugoslav ter American aircraft
from attack by Yugoslav fighter planes which might venture over Austria.
Saboteurs Attach Mines Which Blow Hole in Troopship
By EDWARD CURTIS
JERUSALEM, Aug. 22, LF*_
Swimming saboteurs using limpet mines blew a hole eight feet long and three feet w'ide below' the waterline of the British troopship Empire Rival in Haifa Bay shortly before midnight last night, but failed to sink her the
government announced today. . ____________ ________
The announcement came only a»investigating officers said had as short time after British troops ione . passenger w hen it was
Leonard Musi Face Trial for Death In Auto Accident
Robert Leonard, at the conclusion of preliminary hearing Thursday morning on charges of first degree manslaughter, was ordered held for district court trial.
Frank Bourland. justice of the peace, set bond at is 1,000.
Leonard is accused of being the I driver of an automobile w’hich
moved into the all Jewish city of Tel Aviv and four other towns in Palestine in the w'ake of new' Jewish underground threats of violence
‘ Three swimmers were observed around the stern of the ship and the military guard aboard opened fire on them, though apparently without effect.” the announcement said, in describing the attempt to sink the Empire Rival, which had from transporting of illegal Jewish refugees to Cyprus.
After an investigation by divers the 7.045-ton vessel moved into shallow* w ater under her own power. No immigrants were aboard at the time and no‘casualties were reported among crew members.
Military and police sources expressed belief that the attack was staged by Hagana’s Palmach, the striking force of that Jewish underground organization, and advanced the theory that it had bee n carried out “as a gesture to show the military it could be done. %
Meanwhile, the military con ducted a spot identity cheek in several quarters of Jerusalem shortly before noon today, throwing up roadblocks of barbed wire manned by Bren gun carriers. Traffic was jammed on several streets while soldiers checked identities and searched cars.
wrecked near Ada Mrs. Nadine Horn. who died of injuries received in the crash.
The wreck occurred north of the city a short distance when the car, out of control, left the highway and smashed into an oil field truck standing in a filling station.
A sister of Mrs. Horn was also injured and for a time was in
^ critical condition. Another in the
just returned I9ar suffered extensive injuries to a second load v,s head and face but is recovering.
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Imped Buildings Al Blind School
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 22.— (ZP)—Buildings being reconstructed at the Oklahoma school for the blind have been inspected by members of the state board of affairs preliminary to accepting the structures on the state’s behalf.
The buildings, located at Muskogee. were demolished in a fc>r-I nado in April, 1945.
Board Secretary H. A. Hewett says the board plans to have enough structures rebuilt to permit the school to reopen in September. It was closed during last year because tile buildings could not be completed.
State Supt. A. L. Crable said about 120 blind children of the state aie awaiting the reopening. I he last legislature appropriated $500,000 for the reconstruction work.
Woodruff Fined For Traffic Violation
Charges Grow Out of Fatal Accident Near Stratford
Kenneth Woodruff, Lindsay, w'as tried in justice court of Percy Armstrong Thursday on a charge of violation of tile rules of the road growing out of an accident last W’eek in which Mrs. Plez Bevels, of Route 2, Stratford WBS iatally injured.
He was fined $75 on that charge and another $25 on a charge of driving without a drivers license.
Woodruff is a civil service employe who has been employed in Washington, D. C., and with several companions was on the way to the Ada Rodeo when the pickup truck he was driving hit a rough place in the road and swerved.
It crashed head on into a car driven by Mr. Bevels. Mrs. Bevors was the only seriously in-1
Rehearing Ated On InHialive Ruling
State C. af C. Official Delays Preparation for November Vote on Measures
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 22.
Request for a rehearing of the supreme court’s ruling on the sufficiency of tin* initiative petitions has again delayed prepara tions for the placing of four proposed constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot.
The rehearing petition was filed bv Dr. J. M. Ashton, research director of the state Chamber of Commerce, whose protest against the sufficiency of the petitions sponsored by the Oklahoma education association led to the court test.
Ashton attacked the initiative petitions on grounds they did not bear enough valid signatures to make legal the submitting of the questions to the voters.
T h e proposed amendments would provide for free textbooks, require the legislature to appropriate a minimum annual common school fund amounting to $42 a student, authorize school districts to vote a 15 mill levy in stead of the present IO, and authorize counties to levy an additional one mill for separate schools.
British Also Say No lo Russians
Ex-GI Says P-51's Used
American Describes Seeing Fighter Planes Shoot Down Transport Plane
By JOHN P. MCNIGHT
TR I ESTE, Aug. 22.—LF Ani American w ho saw* the U. S. ! army transport shot down at the ; \ ugoslavia frontier Monday said today the Yugoslav fighter planes appeared to he of American manufacture.
Yugoslavia received $28,800,000 I of war supplies, including planes, \ under the lend - lease program during the war.
The eyewitness, a former moldier with combat experience in Italy who asked that his name I not be used, said the sound of the planes’ motors and their lines convinced him that they were American P-51 Mustangs.'
The American said he witness-ed the incident from a hotel win- * dove in bed after he was attracted by the noice of the fighter planes passing overhead.
He added that he himself heard no sound of shooting, but that other w itnesses in the street told him later they heard four or five loud explosions resembling cannon fire.
w Burning On Way Down It was clear, he said, “that the transport plane was hit in the air and was burning on Hie wav I down.
He added that he saw* no para-I chutes, but that others told him later two persons parachuted from the .stricken plane.
He said the two planes, far* exceeding the slow transport in >peed and maneuverability, gave chase to the transport over Bled as it was proceeding northward, apparently returning to Austria
“They overtook the transport plane over the mountain across the lake from Bled and made several passes at it,” he said.
“The plane then went into a slow turn, as though it were about to return to Bled to land. Then the tighter planes dived again, and the plane fell off into a spin and spiraled to the ground with great clouds of black smoke coming out of it.
Many Cheered Fighter Plane
After it crashed on the far side of the mountain, one of the fightei planes dived low* over the lake and zoomed over the citv as though in a victory gesture.
“Many persons in the streets cheered as the fighter passed over them,” he said.
(A dispatch from Belgrade, the 5 ugoslav capital, said the best information available there was that no British, or American types of fighter planes were being used at present by the Yugoslavs. Russian-type Stormoviks which are being used look something like British Spitfires, the dispatch said. Immediately after the war Yugoslavia had a small number of British Hurricane fighters, and still uses_ numerous American made C-4i and German Junkers 5- transports for transport purposes.)
► The whole consideration is based on a point made rn the ultimatum sent to the Yugoslav government late yesterday m w hich the United States said that
IJJI BIJA NA. Yugoslavia. Aug. ZZ. < Yugoslav authorities today released Americans who had been taken in custody after th«ir C IT army transport plane was forced down here Aug. 9.
The crewmen, with the exception of the pilot, declared following their release that their airplane was not fired upon after it was on the ground. The statement w as corroborated by the passengers.
The crew members also said they understood that frequent flights by both American and British airplanes had been made over Yugoslav territory recently, as many as 29 a day.
The release of the fliers came after the United States had issued a 18-hwir ultimatum demanding they be released and allowed to leave Yugoslavia safely.
U. S. Ambassador Richard C. Patterson flew to Bled today to confer with Premier Marshal Tito.
the two airplanes already attacked by Yugoslav fighters may not have been over Yugoslavia at all.
The American note, demanding release of anv of the 15 persons in the two planes who are "still alive,” declared that for the time being the United States makes “no statement as to the exact location of the two planes when they were attacked.”
May File I omplaint In U. N.
Undersecretary of State A cheson today called in Ambassador Herschel Johnson for a conference. presumably to discuss the possibilities of filing an American complaint against Yugoslavia in the IL V security council if the Yugoslavs do not comply with the 48-hour ultimatum.
The exact time the ultimatum period ends has not been officially determined. Th*' question is whether the tim* begins to run from the hour at which Yugoslav foreign office received the text from its Washington embassy or when the American embassy rn Belgrade received it
State depart mc nt officials told reporters there probably would be some determination of the time elements later in the day Attackers Not Lend-Lease Planes
Considerable interest was manifested by officials here in reports that American-made fighter planes reaching Yugoslavia through lend-Iease channels may have been involved in the shooting down of American transport planes on Aug. 9 and Aug 19. However, a state department informant said the only planes lend-leased to Yugoslavia were three trainer and one small cargo craft. If any American-made planes are now in Yugoslav possession. some diplomats suggest-ed, they may have got there by
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Blowout Causes Death
LAWTON, Okla., Aug. 22.—(.•¥*) —Mrs. Neva Fort. 24. died yesterday of injuries suffered when thrown from the cab of a moving truck when a tire blew out, causing the vehicle to lurch.
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LONDON. Aug. 22. (jP>
British foreign office said it handed the Soviet representative late yesterday a rejection of Russian proposals for a share with Turkey in the future defense and control of the Dardanelles. The United States. France and
TULSA JUDGE TO APPEAL HIS FINE FOR SPEEDING
^ TI LSA. Okla., Aug. 22, ,.4>*_
Com mon pleas Judge Carter Smith has announced he will appeal a municipal court traffic fine levied after he was charged with speeding.
Municipal Judge J. A. Denny set Smith s fine at $14 and costs. Smiths attorney, Bess Crossland told the court the
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tw'o days Turkey received copies, contents of*the"slowest men'In^Ti""'i ' of the note will not be published ” slowest nun in Tulsa and
A spokesman said the United Kingdom supported the United States proposal for an interna lienal conference of signers of the Montreux convention controlling the Black Sea entrance. He said the British view was that the United States • should replace ; Japan, a Montreux signer, at such I a conference.
the judge took the stand to deny he was speeding. He told the court he could “estimate his speed by looking out the window.”
Officer John B. Baker arrest cd Smith Tuesday on a charge of driving 45 miles an hour in a 30
| mile-an-hour zone.
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