Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 6, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 198
Southeastern Takes Early Point Lead In E.C. Speech Tourney
Places in Early Contests Divided Among Entrants From Many Schools; Debate Tournoment to End Saturday
Southeastern of Durant is leading the field in the East
Central debate tournament that started Thursday afternoon and ends Saturday evening. In the sweepstages race, Southeastern has piled up a total of 59 points in the men’s individual contest while Phillips university of Enid has collected 20 points to pace the field in women’s individual con-
East Ce ntral is the proud host to 189 contestants from around 20 different schools in six different states. Most of these contestants have come to the tourney, armed with talent and a variety of individual ideas.
By just wandering around from room to room. one can pick up ideas on world, national and state matters that it would take months to read if he could find the material in books at all.
Scottv Nobles, a senior from Southeastern at Durant and winner in the finals of the group discussions Thursday night, has brought with him as a debate colleague this year Gerald Sanders. a buddy whom he met in the navy. Nobles attended the EC tourney In ’41 and *42. his school going to the semi-finals both years. He has attended Southeastern two years and Louisiana Tech one year. Nobles is a refreshing and talented speaker.
Many original answers were given to the question for discussion at the group discussions Thursday night. The question was ‘ Should the UNO evolve immediately into a world federation” '
Some of the answers were given in a four minute speech prepared bv each speaker, then a group discussion with the audience asking questions was held late r.
Howard Friedman, O. U.. said. ' We should get rid of the UNO immediately and form a federation, because legally a confection. such as the UNO, has no power whatsoever.”
Betty Massen. O. U.—“As the UNO stands, it is powerless. A confederation may only submit suggestions. To accomplish world p^ace our soverignty must give way to a federal world government with limited rcpro-
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Sales of Prize
Swine King Brings Spirited Bidding; One-Armed Youth Hos Top Borrow
CHICAGO, Dec. 6—— Sales of prize cattle continued at the 47th international live stock exposition today with the nation’s junior farmers taking the spotlight.
Keen eyed buyers in the auction ring were prepared to offer fancy prices to the youngsters
whose untning efforts and patience had produced the top meat animals of the 1946 agneultural
There also was keen interest in the swine ling where William ‘ Bill" Worthington. 19. of Pon-d.ac. 111., was presenting his 228 pound junior champion Hampshire barrow, “Mike,” for some spirited bidding.
Worthington lost his right arm in a farm accident last April but the loss failed to keep him out of competition.
In the sheep ring, all eyes were on “Snowflake," the HO pound Southdown lamb that won the grand championship of the sheep division. The lamb is owned by Wayne Disch, 16, of Evansville, Wi*
Sales yesterday brought $732,-273 to exhibitors who sold 1,412 cattle, 805 hogs and 725 lambs. Cattle buyers paid an average of $42 78 0 hundred weight for
steers. $27 for hogs and $29.78 for lambs.
OKLAHOMA: Fair and mild
tonight. Saturday and Sunday; with somewhat warmer north central tonight; high Saturday and Sunday 75-80.
College and university speech students started arriving at East Central Thursday morning and the last college group checked in Friday morning.
The college was humming with activity Friday morning with students checking the outcome of various events while other students were practicing for coming events and others participating in contests in progress.
Highlighting the Friday program will be an after-dinner speaking contest, which is scheduled following a banquet for contestants and coaches.
Following bs a list of winners of e ents completed before noon Friday:
Discussion—Nobles of Southeastern; Webb of Hardin-Sim-mons and Fieldman of Oklahoma
university tied for second, and Hultgrew of H a r d i n-Simmons
Poetry Reading—Sands; Southeastern; Hicks, Southeastern; Elliott, Phillips.
Book Review—Massman, O. U.; Elliott, Phillips.
Womens Poetry Reading — Cecil, Tulsa university; McKin-strey, T. U.: Ashmore, Phillips.
Impromptu — Brown, Drury; Stewart, Seminole Junior College; Givens, Hardin-Simmons; Crew, Southeastern.
Story Telling—Hicks, Southeastern; Stephenson, Howard Payne; Elliott, Phillips.
Oratory—Howley, North Texas; Mortin, Missouri State college, Gray, North Texas.
The total number of contestants in all events is 189, according to D. J. Nabors, speech director at East Central and director of the tournament.
Big Toy Drive Is Coming Saturday, Many Cooperating
Saturday’s mammoth toy drive, sponsored by the Ada Lions club, combines the efforts of ten groups and organizaWons to collect, repair and distribute old toys at Christmas time—to keep the Santa Claus tradition alive for Ada’s underprivileged children.
Saturday, Dec. 7. beginning at I o'clock, the Boy Scouts will go from door to door asking for old, but repairable toys. They have requested that people expecting to be away from the residence leave the toys to be donated on the porch. But a caution is added: Be certain that every toy left on the porch is tagged 'or the Scouts to pick up, in order to prevent confusion over other toys that children may have left on the porch or in the yard.
The Scouts will be aided by trucks from the auto dealers and Ada Milling Co., hauling the boys 2?d, ithe loys collected. Allen Walsh, of the Lions club, arranged transportation for the collection drive.
Then comes the repair phase of the program, handled by the East Centra] shops, under Hugh Norris: Ada High School shops, under Inland Newton; the firemen, and a few Lions.
The repairs will be made using materials supplied by lumber dealers, paint, and hardware stores. Arrangements for materials were handled by Wilbur O'i ve for the Lions club.
T ien, distribution will be mapped out by the Salvation Army. The names of children whose Christmas can be made happy only with toys from the Lions are being gathered now, and the list is growing long. The Lions will turn over the playthings to parents of the children that Christmas may follow its traditional pattern. Adj. Van Dee, of the Salvation Army, directs this phase of the program for the Lions.
Press and radio make the ninth and tenth organizations lending a hand to make the toy program a success. Over-all direction is by Keith Marshall.
Weather Forecast for Dec. 6-10
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—no rain indicated except possible few light showers Missouri Sunday; mild temperatures Saturday, somewhat cooler Sunday; little trend Monday; warmer Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures averaging §-15 degrees above seasonal norma!.
Shopping Doys To Christmas
Industries In State Pinched
Roil Freight Embargo, Inability to Move Finished Products Out Felt
By The Associated Press
Although in the heart of the nation's natural gas producing area, Oklahoma industries are beginning to feel the pinch of the nation-wide coal strike.
Materials inventories are being depleted due to a railroad freight embargo resulting from the strike.
However, a more pressing problem is the inability to move out finished products by rail which may force a curtailment of industrial* operations even before stock piles are exhausted. First Shutdown At Enid The first shutdown resulting from the strike was at Enid. where Stearman Aviation. Inc., which produces 2,500 bicycles weekly, announced it would close temporarily. The plant was in airplane manufacture during the war.
Approximately IOO employes were laid off but a skeleton crew is being maintained.
E. J. O’Connor, executive vice president of the Associated Industries of Oklahoma, predicted unemployment would increase as a result of the strike.
Layoffs To Increase ‘‘Shutdowns and layoffs will increase from day to day as material becomes more scarce due to shutdowns in plants supplying Oklahoma industry,” he said.
‘‘Processors and dealers in steel and metal products, however. will have to curtail production as their supplies and parts on hand dwindle, and this unemployment which is now getting serious will increase in severity the longer the coal strike continues.”
Drilling To Be Curtailed Drilling operations in oil and gas fields will be curtailed within a few weeks after steel mills close, oil men conceded. The first to be affected is the small independent operator without strck piles of pipe, tubing and casing.
At Tulsa, Howard Stover, executive vice president of the Gaso Pump and Burner Manufacturing Co., said the strike and the embargo would affect his concern’s operation ‘‘from now on out,” explaining that the company had considerable finished products ready for shipment and was unable to move them.
Only 30 days materials are on hand, he added.
Reduced storage space will curtail production soon at the W. C. Norris Manufacturers. Tulsa makers of oil pumping supplies. President J. H. Eustice said.
George A. Hays, executive vice president of the Hinderlitcr Tool Co., at Tulsa, said his firm probably would continue in production about two months on its present inventory.
WAA Leaves Final Pipeline Decision Up to Congress
In Meantime, Gas Starts Moving from Louisiana On 8S0 Mile Journey
By FRANCIS M. LeMAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—<“!— The War Assets Administration checked to congress today the question of eventual disposition of the “Inch” pipelines, now beginning to carry natural gas for coal strike emergency relief.
Caught in a conflict between gas and oil interests, War Assets Administrator Robert M. Littlejohn told the house surplus property investigating committee, “I intend to refer the matter back to congress.”
Economic interests of coal and oil—and the railroads which carry those products—are deeply involved in the wrangle over ultimate disposal of the $145,000,000 Big Inch and Little Inch Pipelines running from Texas 1,500 miles to New Jersey. The huge conduits were constructed in wartime for oil transport when German submarines crippled America’s oil tanker fleet.
Natural gas began flowing through the system yesterday at a rate of 50,000,000 cubic feet a day, under an emergency lease as the government sought to relieve the fuel shortage resulting from the coal strike.
However, five days to two weeks will be required for delivery to the first consumers 850 miles away in the Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia area.
The government hopes to step up the load to 155,000,000 cubic feet daily, but at that rate the gas would substitute for only about 6,000 tons of coal a day, while the normal daily coal production is around 2,000,000 tons.
Gas was cut into the system, idle since the war, at Natchitoches, La., yesterday at 1:45 p.m. (EST). Operation is by lease to the Tennessee Gas and Transmission Co.
From 65 to 70 per cent of the world’s supply of antimony comes from the Chinese province of Hunan.
Organized Labor Drops Old Feuds For Solid Front Backing Up Lewis
Rail Embargo HUs Nation
Effects of Soft Coal Strike Snowballing as New Unemployment Soars
PITTSBURGH, .Dec. 6. (AV-An embargo on railroad freight shipments today climaxed the snowballing effects of tty? soft coal strike with an avalanche of new unemployment that sent the idleness total above 213.000 in related industries.
lens of thousands of American workers were handed pre-Christmas layoffs as the 16-day stoppage gradually choked off the economic, social and educational life tof the nation.
Predictions from across the country indicated more than 5,-000.000 workers would be idle by New Year’s if the coal strike is still in progress.
More Conservation Moves Meanwhile, the government planned more stringent conservation measures to save the meager coal supply, including an extensionof the drastic brownouts now observed in 21 eastern states.
John D. Small, civilian production chief, glumly predicted, ‘‘we’ll have people cold within a week, ’ because of the strike.
The miners, generally, were restive but apparently content to watch and wait for word from John L. Lewis. However, in Durango. Colo., 40 AFL-United Mine Workers at six small coal mines in the area reported back to work yesterday.
“We needed Christmas money,” was the terse comment pf the returned miners who included Frank Martinez, president of the local.
Ford Closing Down Ford Motor Co. beginning layoffs that may spread to 500,000 automobile workers within a week or IO days, idled 20.000 employes at midnight last night and said 20,000 more will be released tonight because of the coal shortage.
A Ford spokesman said all 90,-000 Ford workers will be out of work within two weeks.
The Budd company laid off 14,000 employes in its Philadelphia and Detroit plants today because of the freight embargo. Tho company, which makes automobile bodies, has a total personnel of 21,000.
Railroads also again drastically slashed payrolls with 5,000 workers furloughed in Kentucky alone. Chesapeake and ‘Ohio railroad said it will lay off an additional 2.421 men Monday, bringing the line’s total idle to 7,121.
Lewis, UMW Post Bonds On Fines
Judge Stays Actual Collection Pending Final Disposition Of Case
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—(ZP)— John L. Lewis and his United Mme Workers today posted bond to meet the $3,510,000 in fines levied against them for contempt of court stemming from the coal strike.
Lewis posted a cash bond of $10,000 to cover his personal fine of the same amount. *
The union deposited $3,500,000 in face value of United States government bonds.
With the posting of the bonds, Federal Judge T. Alan Golds-borough signed an order staying actual collection of the fines pending final disposition of the case.
Court Clerk Charles E. Ute wart told reporters the $10,003 cash •and $3,500,000 in government bonds were deposited in the court registry and immediately transferred to the U.^S. treasury.
Allen Responding To Gifts Appeal
Will Hove Large Number By Dec. IO to Send To Vets in Hospitals
Allen is responding in its usual manner in giving gifts to hospitalized veterans. The window display at the Allen Cleaning Shop has a strong appeal, as shown by the many gifts surrounding the tree.
All of the gifts are to be sent to the veterans in state hospitals to help make their Christmas a merry one.
The drive is being sponsored by the American L< gion and the Auxiliary whose members urge everyone who has not done so to bring his gifts by December IO.
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Report Urges (tar To Gel Job Done In Veteran Albin
WASHINGTON. Dec. 0. (Pi-
A federal czar of veterans affairs was proposed today in a war department report which said many former servicemen are bitter over net results of the G. I. bill of rights and other legislation for their benefit.
Lt. Col. Winthrop Rockfeller said a top level coordinator empowered to “cut red tape and act’’ is needed. He reported on a six months survery which he said showed both the federal government and, local communities are “confused” for lack of a “master plan” for dealing with veterans problems.
Not Criticizing Bradley
Rockefeller made no criticism of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, veterans administrator, or the veterans administration whose record of accomplishment he termed “spectacular.
The survey was undertaken at the request of Secretary of War Patterson who endorsed the report.
A single official is needed, Rockefeller advised, to coordinate the work of more than fifteen federal agencies, including the veterans .administration, which deal directly or indirectly with the veterans.
Urges Prompt Action _ Urging prompt “drastic action” Rockefeller reported that “in spite of the fact that an important majority of veterans have accomplished reintegration into th^ community, disillusionment is rampant, and unemployment and under-employment have reached distressing proportions.”
Aside from appointment of a top-level coordinator, he recommended:
1. Creation of a citizens’ group to conduct a far-reaching employment drive “designed to correct injustices and hardships that have been the lot of far too many deserving men.”
2. Steps to amend the administrative legislation of certain portions of the G. I. hill of rights “which currently docs not provide for either effective or efficient operation.”
3. Active support of organizations devoted to study and solution of problems involving racial prejudice and discrimination, along with “wise, tempered leadership” by wartime military leaders of efforts to prevent injustice due to color.
County Pecan Show Comes Saturday
An invitation is renewed for entries in the annual county pecan show to be held Saturday and for interested persons to visit the show and look over the displays.
Cash premiums are to be awarded on each of 17 varieties of pecans and also on seedling pecan varieties and on walnuts.
Entries close Saturday at ll a.m. The exhibits will be arranged and the business session, which will include election of officers, will begin at 2 p.m.
The show is being held at the county courthouse.
Where Were You When Japs Struck Pearl Harbor on That Memorable Day 5 Years Ago?
Olory is theirs who wont from their many tasks of Dec. 7, 1941, to fight a war against an aggressor that struck without warning at Pearl Harbor. It is with duo respect that Ada and Pontotoc county remember the beginning of a tragic war that started just five years ago Saturday.
Where were you* on Dec. 7, 1941? A lew interviews here with ex-service personnel bring a cross-section of where many were when Uncle Sam called them from peace to war.
Goodpasture Was in Training
In the case of Lewis Goodpasture of Route No. 2. Roff, he was more or less prepared, for on Dec. 7, 1941, he was with Company C, 160th field artillery of the 45th division and at that time was in Abilene, Tex., in training.
Goodpasture saw plenty of territory before the same day rolled around some five years later. He served in Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Germany and saw action from almost every angle.
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son section which operated with forward observation and was with the *45th through such air struggles as Anzio where the 45th was on the line for 122 days.
Jimmy Hall In School
Jimmy J. Hall was attending Horace Mann school when the Japanese made their attack at Pearl Harbor; he entered the service March 5. 1945. He served with the army 21 months with the 32nd Infantry Division and was overseas 14 months, most of which was spent in Japan.
Hall received his discharge from the army, Dec. 2. 1946. and is making plans to reented school.
Parker Back In School
Boh Parker was a student in Ada High school w'hen the conflict started. He entered the navy and did considerable traveling and saw plenty of action.
Parker went to New Guinea,
Australia, Solomon Islands, New Georgia Islands. Leyte, Manila.
Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Panama Canal, China, Japan and France.
He served 25 months and was overseas 18 months.
He has returned to his task of Dec. 7, 1941, and is attending East Central college.
Men weren’t the only ones who gave their time and efforts to helping win the war. Mrs. Betty
Page of Allen was employed in Muskogee tm Dec. 7. 1941.
After working with Civil Sci v-i'e for a time she joined the SPARS and was connected w ith that branch of service from Fay IO. 1944. to Dec. 15, 1945. Sh«« has returned to her pre-war job as a secretary.
From Studies To Arms
Jackie Wise hadn’t given w'ar much thought until Pearl Harbor was attacked, but not many months after the conflict started he was in the thick of things.
When the blow was struck on Di e. 7. 1941, Wise was a student, but he left his studies to spend almost four years in tile army with the 657 Field Artillery operating in England, France, Belgium, Germany and other European countries.
Times have changed, but not as sharply as the masses thought soon after the struggle started; rn many cases time spent in sendee is just so much time lost and the task of picking up where things stopped when the conflict started seems to bi? a major problem.
For instance, the young, carefree school boys of 1941 are now men, but they are picking up where they left off by going back and resuming their studies.
Assail Court Order Ruling
Government Prepores Fuel-Saving Restrictions; Truman Talk Awaited
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 <.« —Chief Justice D. Lawrence C.ronrr of the circuit court of appeals today granted a justice department motion to transfer the John L. Lewis contempt case directly to the supreme court.
.WASHINGTON,""lice. ft. f.p.. President Truman counseled with top government officials today on his Sunday night coal strike broadcast as organized labor marshaled a solid front against ending the w*alkout bv iniunc-tion.
Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters, as the weekly cabinet meeting convened, that Mr. Truman w*as consulting with administration officials on the broadcast.
Cabinet members would not discuss details of the hour-long conference as the y left the president. hut Secretary of Commerce Herriman told questioners:
“Yes the Coal Situation was discussed. You’ll hear about it from trie president Sunday night ”
Mr. Truman will speak over all major networks at 9:30 p m FEST) Sunday.
Other cabinet members told reporters that the coal crisis occupied virtually all of the discussion.
Secretary of the Navy Forres-tai said the situation at nav ti coaling stations overseas is “cr t-lcal.”
“No Turning Back'*
One cabinet member who de-clmad to he quoter! said:
“There will be no turning back rn this fight.”
Actual wilting of the speech,
Ross said, has nut yet begun.
CIO President Philip Murray formally invited the rival AFL and the Independent Railway Brotherhoods to join th** CIO in unified action ’ to combat what be called a “deliberate ani monstrous movement” to cripple labor.
In a letter directed to AFL President William Green and to lead* rs of the railway worker the CIO chi**f declared the federal court injunction against John I*. Lewis and the “vengeful fine of $.1,510,Duo upon the mine workers is the first step in a campaign of “hysteria” against labor.
C IO Joins In Appeal
Murray .said yesterday the CIO would Join Lew is* AFL Mine Workers in appealing the contempt fines, levied against them for ign<u mg a federal court Ord cr to end th* strike.
In his letter released today Murray wrote:
“Th** stage is set for the goth congress h* be met bv natmrud hysteria deliberately fomented and inspired.
’ It is my sincere conviction that we, the leaders of our respective organizations, must in the interest of our nation and our democratic institutions arise above any * petty or personal quarrels to assure the successful completion of such a (labor unity) program.”
In addition to Green, the Jette" went to President A. F Whitney of tile Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Chairman T C Cash* n of the Railway Labor Executive association.
Silent on Green Suggestion At the White House. Ross told reporters there was no comment on Green’s suggestion of yesterday that the government “make a new approach” to the situation by calling an operator-UMW conference. He said the suggestion had not rome to the Whit**
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Hereford Is Champ Many Have Mumps, In Feeding Conies! Don't Know Ii
CHICAGO, Dec. 6—f/P>— The grand champion steer of the junior feeding contest, a Hereford, sold for $4.50 a pound today at the forty seventh international livestock exposition.
The steer “A C” owned by Phyllis Bonnater, a red headed blushing 15 year old 4-H club girl from Keswick, Iowa, went to the First National Bank of Chicago, and will be served in the employees lunchroom.
The price Phyllis received for her champion compared with $10.50 a pound paid yesterday for "Royal Jupiter,” the grand champion of the entire show from Oklahoma A&M college and wras double that paid for the reserve grand champion. “Wyoming Challenger Standard.”
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WASHINGTON. Dec. 6 LF -The army surgeon general’s office estimates that probably 30 percent of the American people have had mumps without knowing it.
This estimate is based on studies of 50 groups of children and adults, conducted by Pennsylvania and Harvard university medical men under contract with an army commission set up to study mumps and measles.
Four physicians reported that about a third of young adults had a probable immunity to mumps, apparently as a result of some past infection of which they were unaware.
Mumps thus seems to bear a likeness to poliomyelitis, which about 90 percent of the population has at some time in sub-clinical form, thereby obtaining permanent immunity, the report said.
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Thor’ ain’t nothin’ that I throws a household rn such a state o’ turmoil as a wife without face powder an’ a husband without a headache powder.
It’s like havin’ a member o* th' family return frum th* grave when they git home frum a car ride.