Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 9, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year—No. 200ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1946
Heavy Rains Soak County, Part of Stale
Ado Mot Heaviest Down-pour Reported for Sunday Night, Temperatures Stay Mild
Clo ds that had been moving northward over Ada for a day or two thickened late Sunday and a? night fell began deluging the city with a series of heavy thundershowers.
These continued until well up into Monday. By 7 a. rn. Monday the government gauge registered I 95 inches and estimates for the rainfall after that reading ranged from an inch up.
Temperatures remained mild. Saturday's high was an un-win-terlike 72 degrees and even with the skies cloudy on Sunday the maximum rose to 68 degrees.
^Shirtsleeve Weather Holds
Weather continues to be a subject for conversation here, comment ranging from the unbe-3 loveable warmth that has encouraged shirtsleeve garb for men to wondering when the cold weather will finally arrive and take over for the next two or three months.
The Associated Press reports heavy rains at Muskogee, Ardmore. Enid and Tulsa during the night, varying frt»m nearly an inch to 1.17.
Temperatures remained mild through the state, the lowest overnight minimum being 30 at Guymon and the next lowest 45 at Waynoka. Most temperatures wert rn the fifties and at McAlester the low was 63 degrees. Mc-Aester received a fifth of an inch of rain.
Meanwhile, in Pontotoc county there are numerous farmers who wouldn't mind having an old-fashioned n o r th e r n come along.
They didn’t have their hogs ready for butchering during the cold of son e weeks ago, are anxious now to quit feeding the animals and to start feeding on them.
Some have been taking a chance and butchering during the unseasonal^ warm weather of the last week or two.
And occasionally now someone is heard to wonder if the cold weather will com ■ along at the Tight time to furnish Ada with that rare item, a white Christmas.
FIVE CENTS THE COPY
Duck Season Ends For State With Few Brought Down
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 9.
—Oklahoma's duck season closes ct 4 47 p. rn. today-—and the only
ones happy over the way the season turned out are the ducks and
Most of the state nimrods were lucky to get a dozen good shots an the abbreviated 45-day season which was cut from 80 days in 1945.
And things are liable to get v »rse next season. State Game Warden Jeff Kendall said. He predicted that in 1947 both the number of days and bag limit would be less.
Kendall, returning from Columbia. Mo., where he attended a meeting of the midwest association of game and fish commis sioners. said the season would be curtailed “if another drought occurs in the northern duck factories during the nesting season as it did this year.”
“California had more ducks than any other section this year,” Kendall went on in an inter-view. “The central flyway, which includes Oklahoma, was decided Iv low, with few ducks. The two eastern flyways also had poor movement.”
Geese increased, especially the big blue and snow species, Kendall said. But prospects “must be better ” he pointed out, if the seasons are not to be cut again.
After a disappointing start, quail hunting is picking up. Favorable reports are coming from the eastern, central and northeastern sections of the state. The state quail season closes Jan. I.
FALL. CI T, SHOCK CAI SE BOY S DEATH
DETROIT, Dec. 9.—(/Pi—The Rnald Bruland family returned home Sunday from Christmas tree shopping and three-year-old son Ronald was sent to a grocery for milk.
The boy fell on the driveway of bis home and cut his hand badly on an empty milk bottle he was carrying. Taken to a hospital, he died of a heart seizure as his hand was treated. Physicians said the heart seizure was traceable to excitement and shock.
west, cloudy east with scattered showers and thunder storms east this afternoon and extreme east tonight; cooler west and north tonight; low temperatures middle 20 s Panhandle to middle 40's northeast and southwest and upper 50's southeast; partly cloudy Tuesday, warmer extrema west.
Jaycees Will Take Santa Visiting Now
Start Tonight on Annual Good Will Trips To Neighboring Towns
Ad* Jaycees start ton.'0ht taking Santa Claus on a series of bus trips to nearby communities in the annual good will tours that are becoming a looked-forward-to part of every Christmas season.
They will go by bus, starting from the Denco station, and are being urged to ‘go along’ in real numbers.
Those who have been on such trips the last year or took wouldn’t miss ’em and newer Jaycee members are being asked to go on the tours and share the joy and fun of distributing happiness among youngsters of neighboring towns.
This week’s schedule:
Monday—Leave Ada at 6:45; be in Centrahoma 7:30 to 8; be in Tupelo 8:15 to 8:45; be in Stonewall at 9.
Tuesday—Leave Ada at 7: arrive in Roff at 7:30.
Thursday—Leave Ada at 6:45; be in Sasakwa 7:30 to 8; be at Konawa at 8:30.
Friday—Leave Ada at 7:30, be in Stratford at 8.
Saturday—Leave Ada at 7:15, be in Allen at 8.
Huge Liner Breaks Loose in Storm,
Sinks at Le Havre
LE HAVRE, Dec. 9—CP) The
French-acquired former German luxury liner Europe, re-christened the “Liberte,” sank in Le Havre harbor today.
The 49,746-ton transatlantic liner broke its moorings at the French Line docks in a storm and sank at noon, the Agency France-Presse reported.
The liner broke loose from her moorings and hurtled across the basin in less than three minutes, smashing against the hull of the sunken French liner “Paris.” A gaping hole was staved into the Liberte’s side at the level of the machine room.
All fire fighting companies in Cherbourgh were alerted and stood by.
No hands were missing.
The sinking occurred the day after search ships found an oil spot marking the watery 1,000-yard deep grave of the submarine 23-26 which had been unreported since it left Toulon Thursday with 16 men aboard.
Like the Liberte, the 23-26 was a former German craft acquired bv the French, leading to speculation whether there might be some connection between the losses.
The giant ship’s lurch from her
moorings was so sudden that accounts of what happened were confused. French Line representatives said it was “not sure” that it was the hulk of the Paris which caused the damage.
She first sank with a heavy list, but righted herself later with the rising tide, indicating she had retained some buoyancy.
This heightened the hopes of line officials that the ship could be refloated. If not it will be the biggest post-war blow to recovery of French pre-war standing in transatlantic trade.
4dans to Be At State Pecan Show
Group Will Invite State Show to Ada in 1947
A group of Ada people are going to Muskogee Tuesday morning to take part in the State Pecan show that is being held in that city.
The Ada people are taking with them an invitation from the Ada Chamber of Commerce and from t e Southern Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association requesting that the show be held in Ada next year.
Those going to the show from Ada include Mr. and Mrs. John Skinner, County Agent and Mrs.
C. H. Hailey, R. H. Brians, W. T.
Melton and fl^r. Carlton.
County Agent Hailey said that the pecan business in Pontotoc county is a quarter of a million dollar industry.
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Anile Injured In Fall beni Ladder
J. B. Antle received minor injuries Monday morning when he fell from a ladder at the Ada Milling company.
He was taken to a local physician s office where he received first aid treatment and was taken to his home where he will be under observation.
Mr. Antle received no broken bones, but the attending physician is checking on internal injuries that might have resulted from the fall.
Hotel's Fire Death Toll Climbs Ie 120
Multiple Probes Ordered Of Atlanta Disaster; Origin Still Unknown
ATLANTA, Dec. 9., (A5)—The Wmecoff hotel fire death toil climbed to 120 today as multiple investigator were ordered into Saturday’s disaster which was the nation's most costly* hotel conflagration.
Three names were added to the death list. Mrs. George D. Burch, 20, of Chattanooga, died of injuries suffered when she fell IO floors to a canvas canopy when an improvised rope of bed linen broke. Her husband, to whom she was married last week, had descended three floors to reach fire ladders.
Two other names which had escaped the Red Cross were recorded. They were Charles (Bill) Berry of Cedartown, Ga., Southeastern Bowling champion, and Julia Hall of Albany, Ga., a delegate to a youth congress.
City, county and national probes were ordered. T' 2y coincided with demands for more s’, ingent safeguards against s en tragedies.
Solicitor General E. E. Andrews arranged conferences with the city fire marshal, firemen, fire underwriters and grand jury foreman Henry Chandler. - He said a Fulton county (Atlanta) grand jury would study Saturday’s pre-dawn fire to determine if there had been any criminal negligence. The jury will meet tomorrow.
Andrews said that for the guidance of the grand jury he and the foreman would seek to determine facts from “men who know” in contrast Jo “hasty conclusions and strong emotional reactions that always accompany a great catastrophe such as this.”
. * *the hotel management is free of fault and negligence,” he added, “it has the right to have this passed upon by an official investigation. If there was some fatal oversight, the public has a right to know it.”
Mayor Calls City Meeting Mayor William B. Hagtsfield called an afternoon meeting of the city council’s fire committee to question officials about the nation’s most deadly hotel fire. The national fire prevention association and the national conference of building officers also planned investigations.
The city’s Grady hospital was asked by Mayor Hartsfield for a report on the burns and gas poi-s ping among the casualties in an effort to determine the fire’s origin. The speed with which the blaze spread also has baffled officials, although one said open stairwells were a major contributing factor.
Bridler Death Is (ailed Suicide
Ado Veteran of World Wor ll Drinks Fotol Potion
Arthur Franklin Strieker, 39, of 810 North Johnston, died at 2 a m. Saturday morning and a death report shows that he com mitted suicide, however, a cor oner’s jury did not investigate.
A local physician reported that Strieker drank poison Friday morning, but after treatment by a physician was reported to be out of danger.
Later Friday, Strieker is reported to have taken some rat poison, which caused death.
Funeral services will be announced jater. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Strieker; three sisters, Mrs. Forrest Angelly and Mrs. Walter Price of Ada and Mrs. George Sowards of Oklahoma City.
Strieker was a veteran of World War II.
Non-Steam Locomotives on Upgrade
JAN. I, 1946
11,598 Diesel and Electric Locomotives
31,932 Cool-Burning Steam Locomotives
ON ORDER, OCT. I, 1946
484 Diesel-Electric and 6 Electric Locomotives
65 Steam Locomotives
The coal crisis and resultant rail embargo have spotlighted speculation on degree to which the nation’s railroads are turning to oil and electricity as motive power Chart above shows number of non-steam locomotives in service early this year on Class I railroads and the great contrast in the number of new ones ordered, as against new steam locomotives However, railroads still use about 115,000.000 tons of coal annually—over a sixth of normal output.
Kiwanis Christmas Party Announced
Members of the Ada Kiwanis club were informed at today’s meeting that their annual Christmas Party meeting will be held next Monday night at the Al-c'ndge dining hall. It is also Ladies Night.
Miss Jerry Ketchell, Tulsa,
Shopping Days To Christmas
Farm Wife Leader Asks tor Better Educational Start
Charges Farm Children Handicapped in Comparison to City School Chances
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9.—(ZP) -Farm boys and girls today don’t get anywhere near the educational start given city youths, a leader among farm .wives says.
Mrs. Ruth Sayre of Indianola, Iowa, chairman of the resolutions committee of the Associated Women of the American Farm Bureau Federation, in an interview deplored the lack of oppor-uunities for farm children. The women’s organization is meeting in conjunction with the federation’s annual convention.
“Iowa likes to boast the highest degree of literacy in the United States,” Mrs. Sayre said, “but, in J'..ce, the adult educational average is little above eighth grade.
“Rural elementary schools in owa are backward. I know because my youngest son goes to one. They squeeze 12 pupils spread over eight grades into one room.
“The result of this is that farm joys and girls don’t get the same start and don’t go as far as do city kids. One farm school boy out of IOO graduates from college. In the cities the figure is seven out of IOO.
“Figures show that juvenile delinquency has increased almost twice as fast in the country as in the city since the war.”
Mrs. Sayre regards her background as typical of farm women.
With her husband, Raymond Sayre, she lives on a 600-acre farm, 25 miles south of Des Moines. He works the farm, in the heart of the corn belt, with one hired man.
On Saturday nights the Sayres take their youngest son to the movies.
“They always have westerns, nothing else, in those small towns,” she said. “That’s something we women are trying to improve. We want something better than westerns.”
Two Die as Farm Home Is Burned
Heroic Mother Leads Others Out, She and One Child Fatally Burned
LEPANTO, Ark., Dec. 9. (ZF5)— A heroic mother and her three-year old son were burned fatally in a fire yesterday that brought injuries to eight other members of the family and destroyed their farm home near here.
Her clothing burned away and her body badly seared, the 38-year-old mother led the others from the house. Then, seeking aid for the victims, she stumbled across a half mile of stubble field to a neighbor’s home where she collapsed. She died last night.
The three-year-old ch i I <4, Ralph, was burned to death. Critically burned was Mrs. Adams’ husband and their one-year old daughter, Lola Mae. The six other Adams children were less seriously burned.
The fire resulted from a stove explosion.
JUST IN TIME LC& ANGELES. Dec. 9—UP>— Pianist Artur Rubenstein stepped from an airplane in time to escort his wife to Cedars of Lebanon hospital for the birth of the couple’s fourth child, which is expected soon.
The 60-year-old pianist arrived here yesterday frpm a concert tour in the east.
British and Danes Agog Over Reports Of Royal Romance
Publicity Building Seems To Poiitt to Marriage Of Prince and Elisabeth
By ED CREAGH
LONDON. Dec. 9— <ZP> — A weekend deluge of publicity for Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark today whetted the British People’s expectation that the handsome, 25-year-old court favorite soon would become engaged to Britain’s Princess Elizabeth in the “royal romance” of the year.
Th r ee nationally-circulated newspapers devoted considerable space Sunday to Prince Philip. and a blessing on the reported engagement came from an unexpected source — Tom Driberg, left wing labor member of Parliament. no admirer of the Greek royal family, who described the prince as “intelligent and broadminded, fair and good-looking.”
“It seems fair to interpret his request for British citizenship as, in part, a desire to be disentangled from Greek politics permanently.” Driberg wrote in his Reynolds news column.
Prince Philip, sixth in line for tho Greek throne, will forfeit his right to succeed Ins second cousin George ll of the Hellenes by becoming a British subject.
Newspaper writers stressed that Prince Philip, who served in the Royal Navy during the war. has spent most of his life in England. has English blood (he is Princess Elizabeth’s third cousin) and frequently is a weekend guest at royal residences.
“It is no secret at court that Uncle Dickie — the family name for Lord Mountbatten, the Prince’s uncle — is a whole hearted supported of the marriage.” said the Sunday Pictorial, adding: “Close friends of the Princess smile and say: ‘She’s very young but she knows her own mind’.”
Supreme Court Will Give Quick Ruling On Lewis, UMW Appeal
Miners Troop Back to Work As Hparinfi tai Walkout End Halts Rising Tide " 9
Of Unemployment Across U. S. ■ W J^ll. 14
PITTSBURGH. Dec. 9 — CP>-Thc soft coal miners trooped back to their jobs today and resumed production of desperately needed fuel, ending a 17-day work stoppage that crippled the nation’s economy.
Spear-heading tho back-to-work movement bv the 400,000 United Mine Workers were the diggers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which has about one-half ol the soft coal miners. Early reports from these fields showed miners generally obeyed John L Lewis’ order to return to work, although full production may not be reached before Tuesday or Wednesday.
In the coal-rich Pittsburgh area only a couple of large mines were reported idle and unionists explained work would be resumed at these as soon as the official work notice had been received from the union.
Fuel Sorely Needed
Among the mines re-opening were captive pits of such steel corporations as U. S. Steel. Jones and Laughlin, and Republic Steel.
Fuel was sorely needed bv industry and to warm homes and schools across the country.
The back-to-work movement, which came after nearly 300,000 other workers had been idle and complete economic paralysis was threatened, started yesterday at three small Ohio pits.
Clcan-up crews and shifts of “cat-cve” cutters worked through the night at manv mines to ready them for the 6 A.M. shift today — the first operation in 18
President John P. Busarello of UMW District 5. embracing Pittsburgh, said 92 percent of his 26.-000 miners voted to return.
Some Still “Sore” “They’re plenty sore over the raw deal we got from the government," Busarello said, “but they are going back because Lewis requested them to go hack.’’ Wdliam Haynes. UMW chief in Uniontown. Pa., coal fields, said all pits there are expected back in operation within two davs. “because the union and miners still are squarely behind Lewis and always will be.”
The miners generally were calm and quiet as they prepared to go back to work. But many echoed the words of one Library. Pa., diggrr who moaned:
Halts Lay-Off Rise “I hate to go hack with nothing to show but three weeks’ lost pay. And well probably have to do it all over again next April.” Calling off the w-alkout. dramatically announced by Lewis at a news conference Saturday, halted a rising tide of unemployment and ended drastic dim-outs over more than a score of states.
Railroads, steel and other coal dependent industries prepared for a quick recovery from the almost disastrous effects of the walkout of 400.000 miners.
Rescinding of layoff orders that would have sent unemployment soaring into the millions within a few weks assured manv of a merry, instead of the bleak Christmas in prospect a few days ago.
Strong No-Strike Pledge For Industries Government Goal
Fumbled (an Of Blazing Gasoline Costs ll Lives
Highway Patrolmen Make Four Arrests
Members of the highway patrol stationed in Ada made four arrests over the weekend and charges were filed.
Orrell Johnson was charged with public drunkenness, Doro Catherine Moreland was charged with violation of the rules of the road No. I Paul H. Rogers was charged with public drunkenness and Charley Cleveland Jones was charged with public drunkenness.
Charges were filed in the Armstrong and Bourland justice of the peace courts.
Kenneth E. Will and O. O. Campbell, patrolmen, were the arresting officers.
Report Finding Of 99 Pints Liquor
Members of the sheriff’s office, accompanied by Constable Jess Lea, report they found 99 pints of tax paid liquor at a location on North Broadway.
Charges of illegal possession of intoxicating whiskey have been filed in county court.
Noble and George Brown are listed as defendants in the case.
Records in the court clerk’s office show that similar charges were filed against Noble Brown, August 14, 1946, and also show that similar charges were filed against George Brown and Neal Winters, Nov. 7, 1946. There has been no court action on either of the cases. ,
SASKATOON, Sask., Der _ (TP)—Gasoline flames which tilt fire chief said “moved like a solid wall” .swiftly turned the Barry hotel into an inferno before daw n Sunday, killing ll persons ani injuring 18.
The fire was the worst in Sas katchewan history and the worst in Canada since the Queen’s hotel fire in Halifax in 1939 when 28 died.
A can of gasoline, inexplicably placed beside the kitchen range, appeared to have caused the holocaust. Fred Fries, a waiter, said the cook called him to the kitchen when he found the gas range blazing and the can of gasoline shooting flames eight feet high.
Fries grabbed the gasoline can and tried to run into the street with it but bumped into a frightened guest. The can fell and rolled into the hotel lobby. Someone else tried to kick it out* through the door, but the draft from a large electric fan sent the flames spiralling inward. Fries said within a minute of the last fumble, “all hell broke loose” and the fire was beyond control.
Acting Fire Chief E. Clark ordered fighters to “forget the building; there w-ere lives to be saved.”
Firemen visited every one of the 87 rooms while the blaze still burned and found “four or five people wandering around in dazed conditions.” Some guests jumped safely from the second and top third floors in scanty attire. The weather was mild. Others made escape ropes of sheets and blankets. Some jumped through the rotunda skylight.
MIAMI. Fla., Dec. 9. — (ZP) — General Dwight D. Eisenhower was in Pratt General hospital here today for a month’s rest and treatment for bursitis in his left shoulder.
The general, accompanied by Mrs. Eisenhower and his militarv aides, arrived last night an I went immediately to the hospital in suburban Coral Gables.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. (/lh— The model airplane, a tiny thing in itself, has built up a big and nationwide industry.
A commerce department report said today that wholesale sales of model plane parts and motors last year totaled $35,000,000. This year they are expected to reach $50,000,000.
1 Public Utility Field First
To Conter on Voluntary Arbitration Plans
By NORMAN WALKER
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9 civ-The government pushed fgr an iron clad no strike pledge in key industries today in the wake of its victory over John L. Lewis in the coal strike.
Officials opened the drive in the hope that the administrations handling of the mine shutdown might persuade other un j ions to seek peaceful settlement I of labor disputes in vital Indus measures
The initial no-strike pledge et fort was directed at the public utility field. Representatives of unions and management in the gas. power, light and municipal transportation industries were summoned to a m< eting to confider a plan for voluntary arbitration of disputes without resort to strikes.
The conference was arranged by a labor-management advisory committee composed of representatives of the AFL, CIO. National Association of Manufacturers and ii. S. Chamber of Commerce.
Additional “peace” meetings in other industries where strikes could imperil the national economy are planned soon by the committee, which functions under auspices of the labor department.
Some labor leaders conceded privately meanwhile that the administration’s stand against Lewis may discourage another round of strikes in the steel, automobile and similar major industries which have contract agreements expiring in the next few* months.
These leaders noted that as long as the Smith-Connaliy war labor disputes act remains in effect. President Truman has the power to seize plants or industries wfhere strikes were in progress or threatened.
And seizures could lead to prosecutions such as Lewis faced
City Police Have Busy Weekend
City police records show that Ada policemen had a busy weekend making 23 arrests on eight charges.
Eight persons w’ere arrested for drunkenness, three* on complaints, two for fighting, three for possession of intoxicating liquor, two for loitering, one for investigation, three for disturbance anil one drunk driver.
Arguments by Counsel For
Both Sides to Be Heard On Contempt Conviction
! WASHINGTON. Dec.
The supreme court today agreed to give a quick ruling on the val-j iditv of the contempt conviction I of John L Lewis and his United Mine Workers, in the soft coal strike.
The high court set Tuesday, January 14, for hearing arguments by eounsei for both sides,
A decision could come any I moment after arguments ar** completed.
The high court acted on a government plea that—because c * the public interest involved—the case be^ taken out of the hands of the U. S. court of appeals her* and speeded to a final, “authori-| tative decision.
Lewis and the union were con-I victed for contempt m ignoring a U. S. district court order intended to head off the 17-dav soft coal strike which was ended last Saturday. Their fines totaled $3,510.-| OOO.
Saves Month Or Two
Today’s action means a final I decision can be expected a month I or two earlier than if the issues involved had been decided first j by the court of appeals.
Lewis in calling off the strike at least until March 31. said fu-I ture contract negotiations will be I “within the limitations of the j findings of the supreme court * j He said one of the reasons he ended the strike was to enable the court rn considering hts case to be “free from public pressure superinduced by the hysteria ary I frenzy of an economic crisis.”
Jubilant over the week-end surrender of Lew is which ended ii 17*day economv-w recking walkout, officials familiar with ; the government’s legal strategy : expressed confidence that the top court of the land would take jurisdiction for an early showdown, May Delay Decision
But these officials as well as union aides said that with the strike over the court Drobanlv I will put the case on its regular I Calendar, rather than docket t ; ahead of other matters. Th « I might put off a decision un* I February.
In th** wake of Lewis* sudden and dramatic capitulation Saturday-, the nation hustled to get in* j dust ria I wheels turning full speed again.
Lew is heat h J unexpected re* treat even as President Truman, was at work on a bare-knuckle radio spfftch winch he had planned to deliver lust night Mr.
Truman cancelled the talk when he received word the st uke was over. Iud ho made no comment* C amini Dome Floodlighted
Swiftly the government stripped away most of the series of emergency orders which had been invoked to save coal. Out went the freight, express and parcel post embargoes, the slash in railroad passenger travel, ar.:! — except in a few areas near lr out of fuel — the 21-state dimout. The Capitol dome glistened under floodlights again.
Lewis ordered his men back to the mines under the terms of the same contract with the government which he declared vo.il Nov. 15 — five davs before the* start of the strike, He said c al production would continue until April I, hut this does not necessarily mean another strike at that time.
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Mr an’ Mrs. Oather Harp wu/ invited t’ rn party last night, but declined, as they wuz jest gittin* over <
Th’ folks who’ve got a “stomach full” o’ anything these davs ’re lucky.