Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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E. C. Speech Meet Draws Heavy Entries
Twenty-Two Schools From Over Six St ates Hove Students in Three-Day Competition
Tome 200 students from 22 colleges and universities in six states will participate in the annual East Central debate tournament, which got underway Thursday afternoon and ends Saturday at 4 p.m.
College and universities that returned entry blanks include South western Missouri of Springfield, Howard Payne of Brownville, Tex.
Drury College of Springfield, Mo.; East Texas Teachers of Commerce. Muskogee junior college, Southwestern Kansas of Winfield. A. C. C. of Abilene, Tex., Central college of Edmond, Oklahoma University of Norman, Northwestern Louisiana Teachers of Natchitoches.
Seminole junior college, Southeastern '"tate of Durant, Arkansas Teachers college of Conway, Hardin-Simmons of Abilene, Texas. North Texas of Denton. Tulsa University of Tulsa, Southwestern Tech of Weatherford, Northeastern State of Tahlequah, Bethany Penial of Bethany, S. M. U of Dallas and Phillips University of Enid.
Variety In Contests
Contests in which students will participate include extemporaneous speaking, impromptu speaking. oratory, poetry, story telling and book review.
Gold medals will be awarded to winners of first, second and third in individual contests, provided that as many as eight contestants participate in the event. All other finalists will be given certificates of excellent rating.
In debate a certificate will be awarded to each school reaching the elimination rounds as follows; First place to the winner in each division, second place to the other finalist, a superior rating will be given to those reaching the semi-finals and excellent to those advancing to the quarterfinals.
Six Sweepstakes Awards
Six sweepstakes awards will be made as follows; Three to the
three schools making the highest number of points in womens events and three to the schools making the highest number of points in mens events. Points in mixed debate will be divided evenly between the mens section and womens section.
The outstanding debate teams of this section of the nation will participate in the contest here.
D. J. Nabors, speech director at Eas‘ Central, said Wednesday morning that the tournament was even larger this year than he had anticipated.
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Floyd Is Selected To Help Judge Slate Poultry Show
Anthony Floyd, jr., outstanding poultry breeder in Oklahoma and owner of Floyd Chick Hatchery in Ada, has been selected as one of the judges at the thirty-first annual Oklahoma State Poultry show, Dec. 4-8.
He left Tuesday afternoon for Oklahoma City where he will assist eight other judges in placing w inners of the show', w’hieh is ol nation-wide interest as exhibits from 40 states are expected to be on hand for the competition.
Poultry Classic Of Year The 31st Annual Oklahoma Poultry Show, acting as host for national and district meets of various specialty clubs, will be the classic poultry exhibition of the year,
The show' features a low entry fee with substantial high cash premium awards, which are paid promptly after judging is completed.
Judging starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday, and a banquet and annual meeting of the American Lang-shan club is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Junior Judging, Too FFA junior judging contest starts Saturday morning and at noon Saturday exhibitors wall be guests of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon.
The show* officially closes at 4 pan. Sunday.
A number of special awards will be given various winners. Some of the awards in addition to cash rewards include the Governor s trophy, Joe C. Scott trophy. Merit trophy, Superior trophy and Climax trophy. All prizes mentioned will be made in the junior division.
Stratford’s FFA poultry judging team will participate in the judging contest J. C. Bull, who is in charge of the Stratford club, will take 15 boys to the show'.
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Gas on Way In Day or Two
Texan Telit Committee Will Be Moving Through Big and Little Inch Lines
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4— (ZP)— A congressional committee was told today that natural gas to afford a measure of relief from the coal shortage probably will start flowing through the Big Inch and Little Inch pipelines within 48 hours.
Gardiner Symonds of Houston, Texas, president of the Tennessee Gas and Transmission company, told the house surplus property investigating committee his men are already at Worton the properties and the gas will be turned on soon, possibly in a day or two.” The committee questioned Symonds while awaiting a response to an invitation to reconversion director John R. Stedman to answer Harold L. Ickes, who testified Stedman is an “obliging” friend of John L. Lewis.
When the gas begins to flow depends largely on weather conditions in southern Louisiana where pipe connections are being made, Symonds said.
The war-built lines run from the Texas and Louisiana gas fields to the New York area
Deliveries will be made first, Symonds testified, to the Ohio Fuel Gas company.
He voiced serious doubt that Hie natural gas can cross the Pennsylvania border. There are possibilities of legal difficulties because of the nature of the easements obtained when the government built the huge lines for transmission of oil during the war, he said.
How'ever he added that he expects that use of the gas in Ohio, parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to ease fuel demands to the eastward.
Hixons on Way To Leavenworth Now
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4.— OF)—The Hixon brothers, Joseph L. and James A., left Oklahoma City under heavy guard for Leavenworth federal penitentiary belt)! e dawn today to begin serving 25-year sentences imposed Monday for the $33,000 daytime robbery of the Walters, Okla., National bank.
Each of the Electra, Texas, brothers was in a separate car wuh an armed guard and a driver. Dave Hilles, United States marshal, rode with one and Bill Miskel, deputy marshal, with the other.
Around each Hixon was a heavy leather belt, drawn tight. lo this belt their wrists were held by handcuffs. They had just enough play to lift a cigaret or a sandwich to their mouths.
The bank was robbed Aug. 8. Joseph w'as captured several weeks later and James on Nov. I. On Nov. 19 they unexpectedly pleaded guilty. They receiv d the maximum possible sentence in the court of United States District Judge Edgar S. Vaught.
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Oklahoma — Fair tonight and Thursday; somewhat warmer east and south tonight; continued mild Thursday.
Shopping Doys To Christmas
Santa Claus Is Welcomed
Thousands Enjoy Annual Program Opening Christmas Season in Ado
Thousands of people jammed the streets of Ada Tuesday night to take part in the Junior Chamber of Commerce opening of the Christmas season. The ‘old man’ of Christmas, wearing his usual costume of red and white, arrived as scheduled and received a hearty welcome from throngs of youngsters.
The crowd was estimated at 4,-000. Main and Broadway was roped off by police, giving four blocks for spectators to assemble to watch the affair.
Most of the program was broadcast over Oklahoma Network of radio stations. Everything went off as scheduled.
To add to the excitement, some of the electrical wiring set fire to some greenery, necessitating a visit by the fire department. The greenery was burning rapidly when firemen reached the scene.
The decorative lights had already been turned on and had to be turned off for a short time until the fire was extinguished.
The program was opened ljy a yell by the Ada High school pep squad. The announcer introduced Jaycee President Trice Broad-rick, who gave a few remarks.
Harold Graham, music director at Ada High school, lead a community sing in which several thousand persons joined to make the Yule season opening a pleasant affair.
Broadrick introduced Mayor Frank Spencer, who gave a welcome address. He welcomed the people to Ada and to the celebration, which has been an annual affair of the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the p~ 2 years.
Santa Claus arrived at the appropriate time and talked to hundreds of boys and girls before mounting the speaker’s platform to say a few words to boys and girls throughout Oklahoma.
Santa also interviewed several youngsters.
Junior Chamber of Commerce officials were well pleased with the turnout for the opening of the Christmas season in Ada; Jaycee members considered themselves well repaid for the work done in decorating Ada for the season.
Goy Kerr On Way To Governor Meet
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4.— (A*)—Gov. Robert S. Kerr left by airplane today for Miami, Fla., to attend his last meeting of the Southern Governors Conference during his administration.
A conference chairman to succeed Kerr will be selected at the meeting which opens tomorrow and closes Sunday. Gov.-Elect Roy J. Turner was unable to attend the session.
Kerr will return to the stat* late Sunday, leaving Monday for Dallas to attend the quarterly meeting of the Interstate oil compact commission. He will make speeches at Hollis on Dec. ll and at Sulphur Dec. 12.
WelTDriHsktow Three Miles Deep
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 4.
(ZP)—Well past three miles down, and still going. That was the claim today of Pacific-West-ern Oil Corporation for its National Royalties No. I well eight miles northeast of the Lost Hills field.
The announced depth was 16,-668 feet, which drillers said exceeded the accepted record of 16,-655 feet for Phillips Petroleum’s Schoopes No. 3 well in Brazos county, Texas. Drilling has been under way for 213 days.
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Crowds See Stock Champs
Judge Soys Exhibits At International Show Trend Toward Larger Meat Animals
CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—(ZP)—Judging of breeding cattle progressed rapidly today at the 47th International Livestock Exposition while thousands of show visitors gazed admiringly at farmland’s newly crowned champions.
Installed in especially prepared show pens decorated in royal purple, these champions of the North American continent were easily the outstanding attraction of a show which cattle men said was noteworthy for the high quality of animals shown.
Walter Biggar, of Dalbeattie, Scotland, the cattle expert who picked “Royal Jupiter,” Oklahoma A. and M. college’s heavy weight shorthorn for the grand championship of the show, said the breed had “progressed re-markedly” in recent years.
It was the 13th time Biggar had selected the grand champion steer since 1928.
Biggar Aid it was evident from animals shown at the exposition that the current trend was toward production of larger meat animals.
Judging today covered breeding r nals including Herefords, Shorthorns and Aberdeen-Angus in cattle, and Hampshires, Dorset*, Oxfords and Suffolks in the sheep divisions.
As the big show continued through the fifth day of its eighth day run, General Manager William El Ogilvie said nearly 200,-000 visitors had thronged the amphitheater, indicating a record turnout when a final count is made Saturday night.
Coal District's Scout Meet Set
Annual Program to Be Held Thursday Night
COALGATE, (Special)—T h c Coal District of the Arbuckle Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual meeting Thursday night, December 5 at 7:00 o’clock in the Community Building in Coalgate according to Chairman W. H. Hudson.
The meeting will begin with a pot luck supper to be followed by a program arranged by Harry Miller. The nominating committee headed by Ralph Downing will report on the officers for 1947.
|UMW FINED $3,500,000 AND LEWIS $10,000 DY COURT OUT HE ESCAPES JAIL TERM
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, set fires caused 27 percent of the forest fire loss
Mayor Asking More Powers
Oakland Official to Act Against 'Anarchy', Unions Firm in Moss Walkout
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 4.—(ZP) --In the face of a general strike that tied up the city, the Oakland city council today declared a state of emergency and placed full police and fire power in the hands of the mayor.
There were indications that Mayor Herbert L. Beach was contemplating a “get tough” program.
The huge walkout, protesting a police protected delivery of merchandise through picket iines to two struck department stores, has:
Stopped all public transportation.
Closes Many Industries
Halted commuter service across the cight-mile-long San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge and thus jam-packed it with privately owned automobiles carrying more than 70,001 persons.
Closed ud a huge segment of East Bay industries.
Pulled AFL sailors off merchant ships.
Forced suspension of newspapers, including one which hadn’t missed an edition since 1874.
Filled the streets with parading demonstrators, at times resulting in fisticuffs and man-handlings in which at least nine persons, including three newspaper representatives, were slightly injured.
* Both Sides Make Appeals
Spokesmen of the AFL and the city appealed by radio and press statement for public support.
AFL demonstrators, massing to the exits in the Oakland auditorium last night, cheered speakers who bitterly denounced the police depwtment and insisted the walkout would continue indefinitely until demands against the two struck department stores were met.
Earlier, in a radio appeal for public support. James F. Galliano. attorney for the AFL Alameda county labor council, declared the AFL Clerks union had clear majorities at both stores, Kahn’s and Hastings’, but that the management refused to negotiate. He also charged that the truck drivers escorted by police through the picket lines were “strike-breakers from Los Angeles.”
Rail Embargo Hits Industries, Parcel Post; Unemployment Up
Only Shipments Necessary To Public Health and Safety to Be Allowed
By OLIVER W. DE WOLF
WASHINGTON. Dec. 4. '.IV-
Auto Industry Slowing To Stop, Housing Set Bock, Manufacturing Hit
PITTSBURGH. Dec. 4— (ZP) — Effects of the two-week-old coal
A government order holding stoppage cut deeper into the lifer railroad freight to the most vital of the nation today as a fuel sav-staggering new J mg embargo on railroad freight
Lewis Charges Was Lied On
Union Counsel Protests Fine Amount As 'Cruel And Unusual' Punishment
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shipments heralded unemployment totals that may reach de-pression-year levels.
In the midst of one of the most prosperous periods in the na tlon’s history, more than 165,OOO
blow today to industries st rug gling to maintain operations despite the coal strike.
Widespread factory shutdowns, with consequent unemployment for thousands now working, ap peared in prospect.
Officials explained that the order and a companion res trie-,
tion on parcel post are designed I over 2.OOO,OOO.
to assure that coal-burning loco-1 Simultaneously with the freight motives can be kept running on °.m ^ s< t for 12 01 a'm *’n
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fined $3,500,000 and Job u L.
Lewis personally $10,000 today
for contempt of eourt in the coal strike but Lewis escaped a jail term.
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AB?0?!!LiT /w a<,d,i*on to 400,0001 counsel of Ivin* to the eourt I ll,/• n V »(! ' were | about his expense account and
itll* and by f riday the number Federal Judge T. Alan Gold**
reduced schedules until mid February.
They did not predict a coal strike lasting that long but said the fuel-savaig measures are precautionary in event no mort coal is mined before then.
The measures, coming in swift succession late yesterday, hit both home and factory. They:
day, the country’s automobile in dustry will come to a virtual halt.
Fort Motor Co. predicted a complete shutdown with a few days after the embargo becomes effec tive. throwing 85,000 persons out of work.
General Motors. speaking bluntly, declared, “We can’t operate if we can’t ship the materials and the finished products.”
“Don’t get in contempt of eourt, I advise you sir.”
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rail freight and express ship ments, with the exception of commodities and supplies necis-sary to the maintenance of public health and safety, effective 12:01 a. rn., Friday.
2 Ordered a second 25 per cent out in rail passenger mileage, effective 11:59 p. rn., Sun-day._
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A prediction was made by the secretary of commerce and industry association in New York City that the railroad embargo W'ould bring “almost complete paralysis an disolation” to industries in the nation’s largest city, idling a “high percentage” of New York’s 2,500,000 workers.
Housing, one of the most press-
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Greece Files Charges in U. N. Against Three of Neighbors
Ben Johnson, Oil Man, Dies At Tulsa
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 4.—(ZP)— Ben F. Johnson, 56, prominent Oklahoma rancher, banker and oil man, died here late last night at tho home of a daughter after an illness of more than two years.
He had operated large ranch holdings in both Oklahoma and Texas, and during the recent war maintained at Chickasha, Okla., what was said to have .been the largest cattle fattening yards in the world.
Johnson formerly owned the First National Bank at Chickasha, but discontinued it during the 1933 banking moratorium. He moved in 1936 to San Antonio, Tex., where he engaged in a lease brokerage business.
He came here in 1942 for medical treatment, later returning to San Antonio to continue briefly as an oil broker.
Routes for Trucks Through City Are Being Worked Out
“To expedite the moving of through traffic over city streets, and to reduce tin* number of possible accidents that could cause loss of life and damage to property, it is deemed necessary for a truck routing plan to be adopted,” City Manager W. E. Hansen reported to the city council Monday night.
Trucks transporting butane, gasoline or other inflammable fluids in quantities in excess of 3,000 gallons entering the city on Mississippi from the south “will bo directed to turn on Fourteenth and proceed west to Johnson, thence north to Main and west to point of destination.
The route of travel for trucks entering from the west and whose destination is east or north and beyond the city will enter on Main street and proceed to Oak, then north on Oak to Fourth. then east to Broadway or to Mississippi, then on to destination.
Trucks entering from the east with a destination in the south will travel on Mississippi.
It is proposed to adequately mark the truck routings with proper signs. Signs are now available on about 60-day delivery.
Further plans will be drawn up before the proposed routes are put in effect.
Asks On-the-Spot Investigation of Yugo, Bulgar And Albanian Actions
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y. Doc 4. 1.11)—Vassili Dendramis, Greek ambassador to the United na finns, said today his country has filed formal charges of bordel violations against Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania and has asked that a U. N. commission make an “on the-spot” investigation.
Dendramis said his delegation has submitted the complaint to Secretary-General Trvgve Lie Ho said that tho Greeks asked tho United Nations security council to discuss the case and that a committee bo sent to Greece to investigate conditions along the border.
Premier Constantin Tsaldaris of Greece rs enroute from Athens to New' York to present tho rom plaint in person but has b* en delayed in Paris bv weather.
Highway Bids On Six Jobs Opened
Five Counties Included In Proposed Letting
Summer in the South Pole starts in January and ends in February.
Pie Suppers at This Season Furnish Lots Of Fun and Provide C hristmas at Schools
By JOHN CLAYTON
“Now what have we here? A beautiful, red and green decorated box with ribbons tied around it and even Christmas seals on it. And who knows what’s inside? Maybe a creamy chocolate pie. or a delicious pecan or cherry—all right, men, what am I bid on this pie?”
Yes, folks, that’s the way it goes—a pie supper auction, I mean. Norman Mitchell, county superintendent, acting as auctioneer for the Ahloso pie supper Monday night, said that it set an all-time high for pie suppers “as for as he knew” with a total of $271.59.
The proceeds from these pie suppers go back into the community Christmas program fund, which will be used to buy decorations. fruits, candy, nuts, etc. for the children of the commu
nity and given away at the annual Christmas program in that community.
Cake-Walk Opens It
At the Ahloso supper, a preliminary “cake-walk” was held. The pie auction began at 8:00 and lasted till 9:30. The pies are furnished by the girls and ladies, and the men are the ‘angels’— they have to buy them.
But there is a bright side. When a pie is bought, the owner of the pie eats with the buyer. This custom is also a way of making money. If some fellow is “dead set” on buying a certain girl’s pie, the price is run up on him and he pays dearly if he gets to eat with his girl.
Extra Contests Offer Fun
After the auction, contests are usually held on various things. At Ahloso, two contests were
hold. The man with the “baldest head” was A. Stout and the contest reaped $23.10. The “prettiest girl” was Billie Jean Harden, with votes totalling around $15. Each vote counts I cent in% these contests, and the man with the majority of votes wins.
For some real down-to-earth fun, go out to one of these community pie suppers one night. The News runs daily announcements of suppers, and any community you choose will more than welcome you. All you have to do is have your wife or girlfriend bake or buy a pie. then go out, put it up for auction, and try to buy it back—or buy someone else’s w'ife’s pie.
Any tiling you spend will go to a good cause and you will go home with a happy heart and a happy stomach. What more can a man ask?
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 4 — —Apparent low bids totaling $515,011 on six road building projects in five counties were accepted yesterday by the state highway commission.
IL E. Bailey, state chief engineer. said the commission received bids on two other projects in Okfus’ ce county but that they exceeded the engineers* estimates.
Project on which bids were within estimated costs, and apparent low bidders, included:
Comaneh county—State High-way 77, 7.6 miles of grading. 1 drainage from Elgin to Sterling, i P. and H. Construction Co., Okla 1 boma City, $96,190; also three I bridges on same road, Ottinger Brothers, Oklahoma Citv, $38,100
Wagoner county—U. S. 69. five miles of concrete paving, from about two miles south of Wagoner south. Ottinger Brothers. $202,555.
Okfuskee county—Bridge and approaches at Vanzant creek, five miles south of Paden. James Brothers, McAlester, $11,962.
Caddo county—State Highway 41, 5.1 miles of grading, drainage, and one bridge, from point 63 miles east of junction of U. S. 62 and S. H. 41 cast to Grady county lire. J. W. Moorman anc. soli, Muskogee, $84,163.
The Park Ward Company’s bid on two projects in Okfuskee county exceeded engineers’ estimates. These projects were:
The closest the South Pole mav be approached by sea is 700 miles
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Union Counsel Joseph A. Padway protested the proposed $3 -500,000 fine as “cruel and unusual puni bm* nt against the UMW members.”
The amount was calculated bv the government on the basi« * f $250,000 for each of the 14 days the miners have stayed away from th#* pits despite Gold sh* T-ough’s restraining order designed to avert a walkout.
Pad way told Golds borough:
“If it is the government’s intent to put the UMW out of business, the government mav as well realize now that the UWM will remain an organization as strong in the future as it is today.”
When Pad way said if the government bel level erroneous I v that a $3,500,000 fine will destroy the UMW, Sonnett rose lo object.
“That is not the government's intention, your honor,” Sonnett said.
Pad way Lashes at Suggestion
Padway argued the government's .suggestion wa* ^unjust* improper, and outrageous ”
“The resentment against the government for such a uggestiyn will strengthen the union, ’ declared the AFL counsel.
Padw.tv objected to the big fine on the grounds that no siren amount of damage has been caused “to anyone” by the coal strike.
As to civil contempt. Padway said there is no evidence in the record to show any amount of injur' t.» the public.
He said the government’s request “is nothing more than an imposition on the individual mine! s.”
Welly Hopkins, UMW chef counsel, told Golds borough the government spokesmen shot. I remember “that as part of the fovemment there are many mil* oms of men in the country whom ie government now seeks to repress,”
Shame upon a government that would try to perpetuate sue a an outrage.”
John F. Sonn* tt, the government attorney, made his recommendation after Judge Golds bor-ough asked both side* for th* 4* va v\ hi as to sentence.
Sonnett s.od the government believed that the union has substantial financial resources an I that “appropriate punishment* would Im- a fine of $3,500,000.
No Jail Sentence Asked Sonnett made no recommend.!-tion f*»r a jail .sentence for Lewis,
0 the only individual defendant.
Kelly K Hopkins, union lawyer, then said:
“We would have no views to express, except rn the light of the vier'* that first might be expressed by the government.”
Seer* tars Treasurer Thomas (Kennedy reported the unions treasury consisted of $13,500 O O tat the recent UMW convention
1 Imprisonment of th*' union I leader would “accomplish noth-| mg” in th** opinion of the fed*
1 era! coal mines administration.
Sonnet! told the court.
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Im t other folks do all th* talkin’ if you crave popularity.
If you think you’re in such fin*' fettle, jest ride a bicycle around th’ block.