Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Average Net October Paid Circulation 8601
Member: Audit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 193ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1,1946
Government Study Holds That Guaranteed Annual Wage Can Help Stabilize Economy
Facts Contained in An Interim Report Mode Public
By Murray Latimer; Many Industrialists Oppose Idee
By NORMAN WALKER
ASHINGTON, Nov. 30—(AP)—A government study held today that a guaranteed annual wage for workers can help stabilize the economy and point the way to enduring
The findings were contained in an interim report made public by Murray W. Latimer, former chairman of the National Railroad Retirement Board and director of the study, which was made at White House direction.
Christmas Seals on Sale
Funds Will Be Used To Conduct Smoll Chest X-Ray Service For Everyone
November 25 was launching dav for the month long 1946 Christmas Seal sale, the 40th annual drive for funds to further the operation of the county, state and national Tuberculosis Association. Homer W. Peav, county seal sale chairman, reports that he has mailed out 7,750 letters this year compared to 4,100 mailed last year.
Out of the $2,413 received during last year s drive, $1,608 remained in this county; the remainder went to the state and national fund. The drive board hopes to receive at least $5,000 during this year's drive.
Local < are For Some
These funds are used for cooperation with the County Health Department, Dr. A. R. Sugg, temporary head, furnishing x-rays and equipment, health education and other supplies, travel of patients to clinics, and for their tare before admission to and after release from sanatoriums.
This year, funds will be used to conduct a small chest x-ray service for everyone. The machines for the operation have been ordered and will soon be available to all counties—reaching them as rapidly as time permits.
A large number of city and
county citizens have been working hard to mail out the stamps
and taking care of donations sent in. Those working with sale chairman Homer Peav are:
M rs. Hugh Warren's high
school commercial classes, Trice Broader lek, Mrs. McKoy's high school study hall students, the office force of OG&E, the Rainbow girls, the American Legion and Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, Camp Fire girls and the Jaycees.
The remittance checks are to be mailed to either C. C. Byrne, county treasurer, or your local city chairman The city chairmen arc Mrs. A C. Compton, Allen; Mrs C. A. Berger, Vanoss; Mrs. Walter Graper, Pittstown; F. L. Gibson. Stonewall; Harold Chaffin Francis; and Mrs. Nora Childress, Fitzhugh. 200 Christmas seals are in each envelope, priced at I cent a seal. Mail your $2.00, or whatever contribution you can afford, as soon as possible.
Thanksgiving Guest Unique
Distinguished visitors were very much in evidence here for Thanksgiving, but after scrutinizing the list, without a doubt the Crabtree family at 901 East Fifteenth street, had one of the most unusual guests.
Thanksgiving morning Donald and David Crabtree with Roy Fry and son Bill went hunting. Quail were conspicious bv their absence.
Just a little disappointed at not finding one of the rare and delectable morsels, Donald's eye suddenly widened as he saw a rabbit hawk with a wing-spread of about a yard, He took dead aim and blasted the bird, only to stun the creature.
After an exciting bout with the bud he picked it up and took it hon e
Entering the door he released his charge much to the regret of the v hole family, because the bird wasn’t exactly friendly.
Donald explained that his mother made him give the bird his freedom because she felt sorry for it, not that it wasn’t welcome in the Crabtree home.
Anyhow, that evening Donald put the bird in a tree and said ii was gone next mornirfg.
Christmas cards should be addressed to the home address rather than to a business address.
4> Many industrialists have opposed the wage guarantee idea on the ground they would lose a great deal of money if required to continue paying wages for as long as a year to workers they had to lay cif.
Latimer’s report held that even in most seasonal industries, wage guarantees can be granted without increasing costs to employers by more than six per cent if coordinated with the existing system of stale unemployment compensation.
The report urged that the federal and state governments take steps—by broadening present unemployment compensati I benefits and extending special tax exemptions — to encourage more widespread acceptance of the guaranteed wage plan.
“The study has recognized that the guaranteed wage system is not a panacea for the insecurity of our economic system, that it cannot i and of itself eliminate the fluctuations in the economic sy tem,” the report said.
“On the otlu. hand, it is quite clear that widespread wage guarantees can make a substantial contribution to the stabilization of the economy through the stabilization of wage earner in-co ie and hence of consumer expenditures.”
Other Factors Recognised
The report recognized that other factors must be considered “beyond the immediate expenditures for consumer goods of the recipients of guaranteed wages.” It disclosed that a companion survey—as to the plan’s “over-all economic influence” — is being completed.
This phase of the study is being done by Professors Alvin H. Hansen of Harvard, former economic adviser to the federal reserve board, and Paul A. Samuel-son of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The report said that reserves in the state unemployment compensation funds are large enough to warrant increasing the benefits , jobless worker may receive, both as to amount and duration of payments. It suggested $25 to $30 a week for 26 to 30 weeks.
Room for Supplements
But even these increased rates, the report said, would leave ample room for voluntary supplementation of benefits” by guaranteed wage plans initiated by prr Ute business.
The report noted that at least J 36 guaranteed wage plans were in operation in early 1946 and said the majority of them pledge payment of full pay for a year. Besides affording “security for the worker,” it added, the plans achieve economies for employers because of “improved labor relations resulting in “a higher rate of productivity.”
The study was an outgrowth of a case before the former war labor board in which the CIO Steelworkers union asked for a guaranteed wage plan. The WLB turned the union down but recommended that the late President Roosevelt have a studv madC °* the whole idea.
Twenty Colleges Hay Take Part In Debate Meet Here
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday. December 5-7, East Central State college will be host to more than 20 colleges from 5 states. On these days there will be a debate tournament and speech contests.
The debate question is: Re
solve. labor should be given a direct share in management of industry. The final rounds of the debate will be on Saturday afternoon.
Many of the contests will be of special interest to the students. On Thursday there will be a group discussion on the question: Should the United Nations be evolved into a world federation government?
There will be other contests, including: poetry readings, story telling, extemporaneous and impromptu speaking and oratory.
The winners of first, second and third places will be awarded gold medals.
Entries have been received from almost all the state colleges, N. Texas Teachers, Tulsa, O. B. U., S. M. U., T. C. U., Drury and others.
D. J. Nabors, speech director, expects this to be one of the best tournaments held at East Central.
Oklahoma—Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; cooler Sunday east and south; low temperatures tonight SS to 48.
FIVE CUNTS THE COPY
Administration Authorizes Fines
Meat tenderness is associated with the diameter of the muscle fiber. The smaller the fiber, the tenderer th# meat.
T. G. Kelly Dies Friday
Funeral Services Will Be Conducted At 2 P.M. Today, Burial at Ft. Smith
Thomas Grover Kelly, for more than 16 years a resident of Ada, died Friday night at 9 o’clock, following a stroke of less than 24 hours before. Funeral services will be held at the Criswell Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and burial will be in Forest Park cemetery, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. James O. Michael will conduct the services in Ada, assisted by Rev. Victor Hatfield and Dr. C. C. Morris.
Mr. Kelly was born in Carroll county, Arkansas. Nov. 4. 1885, and thus was 61 years old. While a young man he moved to Fort Smith and started as a common laborer with the Fort Smith Light and Traction company on Sept. 2. 1909. In 1925 he was appointed superintendent of the street railway system in Fort Smith, and in 1928 was made manager of the Poteau district of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company.
To Ada In 1930
On May 16. 1930, he was transferred to Ada and made the manager of the Ada district, a position he held until death. In all he was with the electric company, in Arkansas and Oklahoma. for 37 years. At Ada he succeeded the late R. D. Weldy.
He was married on June 8, 1906 to Miss Florence Ellen Wallace in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. In addition to Mrs. Kelly, whose home address here is 1030 East Eighth, survivors are two sons: Howard of Fort Smith and T. G. Kelly, Jr., of Okmulgee: and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Martin of Ada.
Few men have given more time to civic affairs than did Mr. Kelly. For years he served as chairman of the local chapter of the Salvation Army, helping put on the budget drives and lending assistance to the army in many other ways. He served a term as president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce, and many terms as a member of the board of directors. He was for a year president, of the Ada Kiwanis club. He was a member of the Round-Up club and the Elks lodge. He was an active member of the First Christian church in Ada.
In his duties as manager of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company, he did everything possible to keep service regular and was always courteous and obliging to patrons. He saw to it personally that service was all it should be and spent much time checking and talking to users to determine what if anything might improve the service.
Mr. Kelly was an attorney, but outside of some legal work for his company he preferred management of a utility to work in the court room.
Mr. Kelly was an entertaining speaker and always had a big list of funny Arkansas jokes to break. He was not far behind Bob Burns, who grew up in the same general part of the state.
Tom Kelly will be missed in the business, social and civic life of Ada. for he made a hand in all civic endeavors.
Pallbearers will be James I. Mailer, Eldwood Blass, Elton Jordan, Ormand Shaw. Hoyt Moore, of Fort Smith, and Everett Menasco and Clyde Rawl of Ada. Honorary bearers will be Pink Shaw. Bert Woods. Judge Hill, Morgan Wright and Dr. J. S. Greggs of Fort Smith.
OPA EXTENDS FOR 30 DAY USE OF TWO SUGAR STAMPS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.- (ZP) —OPA today extended for 30 days the use of two sugar ration stamps issued for home canning.
Both stamps, No. 9 and IO, were scheduled to expire Nov. 30. They are now good for five pounds of sugar each through Dec. 31, OPA said.
BONES OF CORTEZ BELIEVED FOUND: Upper photo shows men removing from the wall of Hospital of Jesus in Mexico City, a casket which supposedly contains the bones of Cortez. In the bottom picture is a closeup of the gold encrusted, crystal urn which contains the bones wrapped in ribbons. The urn was enclosed in two lead cases.—(NEA Telephoto).
U. S. Joins Soviet Russia In Atomic Bomb Demands
By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Nov. 30—(AP) — The United States joined Soviet Russia today in calling upon the United Nations to give the atomic bomb, No. I priority in world* wide arms limitation but the twp powers remained far apart on the principle of tlje veto applied to a disarmament program.
Six Persons Hurt In Two-Car Wreck
Six persons were injured in a two-car accident about 10:30 o’clock Saturday night at the corner of Fourth and Broadway. Hospital attendants reported that there was nothing official to release concerning the conditions of the accident victims.
The acc ident occured when a 1934 Chevrolet, driven by Guy Alston, attempted to <u*oss the highway and was hit by an oncoming convertable. At press time Saturday night, officers had no official information concerning the accident.
Occupants of the convertable include Raymond E. Summers. Leland Ryan, J. A. George and Richard Glover, all of Stonewall. The extent of their injuries was not known.
In addition to Guy Alston, he was accompanied by his brother Lee Alston. The Alston brothers live at Roff, Route No. I.
All of the injured persons were taken to Valley View hospital for treatment.
Canned rations for soldiers were issued during the Civil War. The word “can” itself comes from canister projectiles.
Shopping Days To Christmas
Orphanage Buys Four Buildings
TULSA, Okla., Nov. 30.—(/P)— Tom M. Moore, deputy WAA director in charge of real property, said today four hqspital buildings at the Frederick, Okla., air base had been purchased by the board of directors of the Tipton, Okla., orphanage, whose buildings were destroyed by fire this week.
The Federal Works Agency had requested all of thd buildings at the Frederick base for college classrooms, Moore said, but a release was obtained on four for the orphanage.
Orphans living at the home are now being cared for in Tipton homes.
Governor Make Allocation
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 30— (A*)—Gov. Robert S. Kerr today issued an order allocating $10,000 from the governor’s contingency fund for food and maintenance for the remainder of the fiscal year for the Oklahoma State Veterans hospital at Sulphur.
The allocation was requested by the hospital superintendent and the soldiers relief commission.
Houston, Tex., Nov. 30.—(ZP)— Several persons were reported injured in an explosion and resulting fire which enveloped three or four oil storage tanks at the Eastern States Refinery on the Houston ship channel at about 2 p.m. todsy.
Number of injured and other details were not immediately available.
The British disagreed with Russia and the United States on such a high rating for atomic weapons, insisting that they be considered along with all other modern meiuis of warfare. The British also^flatly stated again their rejection of Russia’s broad plan for disarmament as long as it is tied up with the veto.
The political committee of the U. N. assembly, conforming to the speed-up program adopted by the United Nations to try to complete the assembly by Dec. ll, will hold its first Sunday meeting at 3 p. rn. EST, tomorrow. The U. N. press department announced late today it would take up the veto instead of continuing discussion of disarmament. Australia’s delegate, Paul Hasluck, expects to speak tomorrow in opposition to the veto system.
The United States delegation submitted to the political committee just as it adjourned today a proposal by which the general assembly would recommend that the Security Council, which all delegates agree must take up the subject of disarmament, “give prompt consideration to working out the practical measures, according to their priority, which are essential” for the general regulation and reduction of armaments under international agreements.
Then the U. S. resolution said:
“The general assembly recognizes that essential to the general regulation and reduction of armaments is the early establishment of international control of atomic energy and other modern technological discoveries to ensure their use only for peaceful purposes.
“Accordingly, in order to ensure that the general regulation and reduction of armaments are directed toward the major weapons of modern warfare and not merely towards the minor weapons, the general assembly recommends that the Security Conned give first consideration to the report which the atomic energy commission will make to the Security council before December 31, 1946, and facilitate the progress of the work of that commission.”
The United States thus lined up with Alexandre Parodi, French delegate and chairman of the atomic energy commission, in demanding that there be no interference with the work of the commission.
The resolution also stated that practical safeguards such as inspection and control are necessary in any disarmament scheme. This was in line with the original American insistence that the veto must not apply to atomic* energy control. A spokesman said the U. S. objection to the veto now applied to the whole broad matter of general disarmament.
Army lo Ask For Huge Sum
War Secretory Patterson Said It Would Cost $369 Million to Meet Expenses
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. 30.—(>P)—War Secretary Robert P. Patterson said tonight it would cost $369,000,000 to meet expenses of American occupation armies for the first six months of 1947 and of that sum $105,000,-000 would be needed for the rehabilitation and resettlement of
620.000 displaced persons in Austria and Germany.
Patterson told a national mobilization conference of the United Jewish Appeal that since the end of the war 3,000,000 persons were restored to their homes from American zones in Europe, but the army must care for the remaining 620,000 for some time to come.
“It is one of the main activities of the occupation forces in Europe, and the expense of it is a large item in the war department budget,” he said.
Patterson said his department “must ask” congress in January for a “deficiency appropriation of $369,000,000” to meet occupation expenses for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 30.
“That figure includes $91,000,-000 for displaced persons in Germany and $14,000,000 for displaced persons in Austria,” he said.
It was Impossible to estimate what occupation costs would be for 1947-48, Patterson said, because the number of displaced persons in the American zone then could not be forecast.
He said: “The war is over, but many of the miseries of war are still with us. The German people bear responsibility for the miseries, as part of their responsibility for the war itself.
Relief from U. S.
“That guijt, however, does not bring relief to these victims of Naziism. Their final relief must come from U. S. and from the other nations that thwarted the German plan for world rule.
“It must be dealt with as part of the program to bring a lasting peace.”
The war secretary said he agreed with President Truman’s proposal for the immediate admission of 100,000 Jews to Palestine. Of the displaced persons in Austria and Germany, he said,
180.000 were Jews.
Patterson said he hoped also that congress would approve President Truman’s request to authorize admission to the United States of “a limited number of displaced persons—Poles, Balts Jews and others.”
Many of the homeless thousands in the American zone could have been refused admittance by the army under Allied agreements, Patterson said.
“Yet the American heart, sympathetic to the opposed, could not
John L. Lewis Maps New Legal Strategy
Government Acted to Chalk Up Retroactive Fine*
Against Individual Miners for Each Day of Coal Strike
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—(AP) The government acted today to chalk up retroactive fines against the individual
miners for each day of the soft coal strike while pi for an out-of-court settlement waned.
The fines, $1 to $2 for each day of idiom collected, however, until the miners go bael they can be deducted from paychecks. .And the proc* go to the union’s own medical fund, administered s
will not be to work and
Truman Gets Heavy Backing From Congress
Democrats, Republicans Said They Think Mr. Truman Should Seek Showdown
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 PP, ! —President Truman has strong i backing from congressmen ol both parties for a non-compro- I mise, finish fight with John L. Lewis, a check disclosed today.
Almost without cxception. I democrats and republicans said j they think Mr. Truman should go ! to a final .showdown with the 1 United Mine Workers chieftain, without making any concessions , that could fcrt heralded as a vie-tory for Lewis.
Responsible republicans in the house, who did not want to Ik* < quoted by name because they insisted that until Jan. 3 it is Mr. Truman’s battle, told a reporter that the new GOP-con trolled
Undeterred by the move, cou se! for John L Lewis and ti United Mine Wo: kern ma pp. fresh strategy for their legal b< tie against ti;** gov rnrm nt wha resumes Monday. They plan appeal to the United States r cuit court of appeals if the feder district couit ruling goes again them, it was learned, and th, hope that any contempt of con sentence may be stayed un*.I it decided.
The private operators of t Southern Coal Producers a nation, called to meet here M day, may remove Edward Burke as pres id* dust iv official, f(
(in nt Thin ; ia\ that “we are 1 mg to t.dk” with Lewis “wages, hours and ever vt J else.” Tim directors have rem ted Burke's stater™ nt
More Workers tAff Job*
J As th«* nationwide walkou I the 400.000 bituminous " rn.
* passed its tenth day, ti of steel, factory and ol I ors laid off in dustrial Dank
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congress Is certain to consider l ‘ legislation directed at throttling' ‘R Lewis’ power if the coal strike is drastl< not ended before it meets.
One Sees Hope
In the senate, the only available member who saw' any hope of compromise was Senator Elbert Thomas (D.-Utah), listed as a strong supporter of organized labor in the past.
Thomas said he thinks some compromise could bf* found bv which a warfare fund could Im* established permanently for the miners, if that is Lewis’ main objective in attempting to terminate the UMW contract with the government. This contract provides for such a fund, but mine owners have not agreed to it.
Thomas added, however, that it appears President Truman is almost irrevocably committed to a finish fight with Lewis through the court action the government has taken.
“The court will commit the president by its decision,” he said.
Advancing a variety of proposals for legislative action, democratic and republican
prevent the illumm door Christ rn alf trees announ< ament said Produ tion Adin inis D. Small expressed the work stoppage mines would be eve The fines against ti miners were a ut hon agreements with p a tors and carried fo; government contr Lewis claims is ter the* government in force. They ^ give the union a venting “wiIdea it did not auth*
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he said. “The army took these people in, fed them, clothed them and gave them shelter.”
Yule Decorations To Bo Installed Starting Today
Sunday, Ada will again be alive with Jaycees crawling all over the lamp posts and buildings in the downtown district. The city will have 3,000 yards of greenery this year, compared to only 1,000 last year. They also have more lighting equipment this year Strings of lights will be installed between posts and across the streets.
The program date and official opening of the Yuletide season will be December 3, the program starting with the arrival of Santa at 7:30. The high school band and pep squad will be on hand to give Santa a rousing welcome. Special guests will be a bus load of children from the Baptist Orphans home.
Appearing on the program will he Trice Broadrick, Jaycee president, Mayor Frank Spencer and Rev. Mitchell Epperson. The band will play Christmas songs and a community singing will be led by Harold Graham, music director for Ada high school.
The entire program will be broadcast over the Oklahoma net work.
A spoke man for Collision, coal mines tor. announced that applications have hi but declined to civ number, lf all 3,300 coal companies shou men for the ten*duv
Three people in four (74 percent) buy at least one gift-be-tween Christmases.
Kansas Farmer Dies In Airplane (rash
INDEPENDENCE, Kas., Nov. 30.—(ZP)—Floyd Stewart, 36-year-old farmer, was killed late yesterday in a crash of his airplane from low altitude near his home nine miles south of Moline.
Stewart’s father, Jess Stewart, was among the first to reach the scene and extricated the body from the wreckage. The plane did not burn.
Survivors include his wife and three daughters, aged 13, 9 and I year.
he fights it out to the finish with Lewis.
Time For Showdown
Senator-Elect Dworshak (R.-Idaho) put the sentiments of many into words:
It s time for a showdown.
We've got to guard against punitive legislation but the entire country cannot be placed at the mercy of a few leaders who disregard the public welfare.”
Senator La Follette <Prog.-Wis.), who has supported organized labor’s viewpoint in the past. * mornin* said he does not se** how any compromise can be made now between th** government and ,«*wi.
La Follette said he is puzzled by lewis’ course.
Senator Lucas (D -Ill.) told a reporter it is his opinion *Uhat under no circumstances can the president yield in this matter.”
This was the view Senator Byrd (D.-Va.) took in a statement ‘declaring that “another surrender to Lewis would merely postpone the day of reckoning.”
Senator Ball (R.-Minn.) has characterized the mine walkout as a form of “insurrection.”
Senator Wiley »R.-Wis.) said he believes congress will provide any legislation need to deal with the situation if the stoppage is prolonged.
“Everybody has the right of self preservation, not only against an external enemy but from insurrection within,” Wiley remarked. “What is insurrection is a matter of opinion. Whenever something occurs that jeopardizes the life and safety of the nation, it can be known by just common sense.” *
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NAVY EXPEDITION WILL BE DRY AFFAIR
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30— (ZP) —The supply section of the navy’s antarctic expedition says it will be a dry affair—no liquor, no beer.
The reason: Navy regulation.^ prohibit the serving or use of intoxicants aboard navy ships, although they may be transported on such ships.
Plans for the shore base at Little America include no provisions for a bar.
There will be plenty of soft drinks—with ice.
Ever'body argues about th’ Bible, but few read it.
A lot o' fellers v ho’ve jest had one wife have been t’ one too many weddings.