Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 10, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 201
Heavy Rains Soak Southern Part of State
Heaviest in McAlester Area, Some Highways Temporarily Closed
Ram fell much of the time here Monday, then continued far into the night, adding 3.02 inches to the total and making the 4.97 inches one of the heaviest 36-hour downpours on the records here.
The temperatures remained mild—ranging from Monday’s high of 66 ten degrees downward to 56 during the night.
However. Ada did not get the heaviest rain for the state.
Heaviest at McAlester
The Associated Press gives the following account of rainfall over the state:
Nearly eight inches of rain had fallen in McAlester this morning since its start Sunday and a U. S. h ghwav near the city was closen to traffic.
But the downpours which hit rot only McAlester but other southeastern Oklahoma areas n ay end by nightfall, fair weather was forecast.
_The highway patrol said U. S. 276 was closed five miles west of McAlester and that state Highway 3 between Coalgate and Ada also was closed. Later in the morning state Highway 3 was open for traffic. Ada has a 2-day rain total of almost five inches.
Canadian Rising . The Poteau river at Poteau was bankful and the Canadian river was reported rising from Eufaula toward the Arkansas line. lh S. 75 between Coalgate and Calvin was open only to heavy traffic—buses and trucks —said the patrol.
Ardmore reported 3.92 inches of ram rn the last 24 hours added to heavy downfall there Sunday n ght and Monday.
Rain fell generally over Oklahoma.
Wheat growers said the rain was beneficial to the crop which they said had the most perfect start in several years. It also helped pastures.
Temperatures were mild, lowest overnight reading reported was 35 degrees at Waynoka. Most minimums were in the 40s and 50s.
ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER IO, 1946
Set Mardi 31 As Deadline On Labor Law
FIVE CENTS THE COPX
'Twas Beautiful Homing for Jess
In spite of the unfavorable weather conditions Tuesday mg. Jess Lea, constable in the
Armstrong justice court, was singing something about a beautiful morning and everything going o k.
Of course he had something to be happy about because Monday night he found a $20 bill that he had placed in the lining of his hat and forgotten about
He took the band off the hat and brushed the outside off in a satisfactory manner and was preparing to sew’ the band back on when he discovered the money.
The find came as a surprise to him because he couldn't remember putting the now hair-oiled bill under the inside band of hit hat.
The hat hadn’t been worn in several months and Lea took it horn its place in the closet to wear out in the rain.
Lea said that the hat had been cleaned, but Tuesday morning he was still scratching his head trying to remember when and why he hid the monev.
DOCTOR GOT A BREAK . . . AND DEER TOO: Dr. France McKee considers his deer rifle and his broken leg, both reminders of a lucent hunting tup when he collected: first, a broken leg, and second an eight point buck. Dr. McKee, a Ft. Worth chiropodist, became separated from his hunting companions climbed a small tree, spied a nice big buck, became excited, fell out of the tree and bloke his right leg. Forgetting about his deer, me Dr. began calling for help, and wrhen none came, began crawling toward the road. Fifteen minutes later, when he paused to rest, he was
V? wlClI fee j iighAene£ buck standing about 50 yards away. So broken leg and all, Doc McKee took a crack at the animal . . Iwo hours later his friends found him by the road, and about 150 yaids from where the Doc said he’d shot the buck, they found an eight-point buck.—(NEA Telephoto).
Butter and Bacon Cheapest In Omaha, Meat in Oklahoma City And Soap Is Tops in Scarcity
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
If you would like to buy your butter and bacon at the lowest price of any city in the country, you’d do well to start
But don’t jump too fast.
An Associated Press survey of rising costs and continuing scarcities in 35 cities disclosed today that the same Nebraska city had suffered a greater percentage of Increase in the over-all cost of living than any other of the reporting
areas—35.9 per cent in the last year.
^ This one facet in an amazing patchwork of varying
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WASHINGTON, Dec. IO—(ZP)— An arbitration hearing in the wage dispute between Trans World Airline and its pilots has been postponed from Dec. 18 to Jan 3 a TWA spokesman said today.
The sessions w ill be held in Chicago, where the Air Lines Pilots Assocation has its headquarters.
The agreement to arbitrate differences ended a 26-day stnkw by the pilots on Nov. 15.
DR. SADLER RESIGNES AS HEAD OF VET HOSPITAL
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. IO,
—Dr. F. E. Sadler has resigned as superintendc nt of the state Veterans hospital at Sulphur. He held the position for 15 years.
Paul Cope, director of the state soldiers relief commission. said a successor has not been selected.
OKLAHOMA—Clearing west, mostly cloudy east with showers extreme east this afternoon; generally fair tonight and Wednesday; cooler east and south central. warmer Panhandle tonight; wanner west and north Wednesday.
MISSOURI, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska—Little or no precipitation except moderate showers Missouri Saturday; warmer over district Wednesday; cooler beginning in Nebraska Thursday, spreading over entire district by Friday; little change after Friday; temperatures will average degrees above normal.
Jaycees and Santa On Trip Tonight; Rained Oui Monday
The start of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Christmas visitation program was scheduled Monday night, but was called off because of the heavy rain that was falling.
Centrahoma, Tupelo and Stonewall were on the schedule for Monday night; these towns won t be overlooked as the time schedule will be followed next Monday night, according to R. L. Gosnell, who is in charge of this part of the Jaycee Christmas program.
The remainder of the week is scheduled including Saturday night and for that reason the trip south was postponed until next Monday night.
Tonight (Tuesday) the Jaycees will take Santa Claus to Roff; Thursday night the visiting party will be in Sasakwa and Konawa, Friday night in Stratford and Saturday a trip will be made to Allen. Wednesday night was intentionally passed because it is the regular meeting night of the organization.
ANOTHER of boltes dies OF HOME BURNS
ENID, Okla., Dec. IO CP)_
Brooke Boite. 8. died today of burns received yesterday in a fire at his home near Jefferson, Okla.
The fire burned his 9-months old brother, Opal Gene Boite to death and inflicted fatal burns on his mother, Mrs. Rose Boite, 36. who died in an Enid hospital several hours after the fire.
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Farmers of the Amish religion often paint hex signs on their barn doors to prevent the evils of witchcraft.
Boston had the first passenger car subway in America.
Shopping Days To Christmas
costs that was shown to be spread across an OPA-less country.
High In Charlotte
Butter would cost you $1 a pound in Charlotte, N. C., and 98 cents in both Pittsburgh, Pa., and San Diego, Calif. For the better grades about the cheapest you could do would be 85 cents a pound in Jacksonville, Fla., or Rochester, N. Y., except that in Washington. D. C. you could get the cheapest brand for 81 cents and in Omaha for only 74 cents.
All of these figures showed sharp increases from the lows established under OPA of 44 cents a pound-at Kansas City and 47 cents in New Haven, Conn.
Again, on bacon, your best buy would be in Omaha at 59 cents a pound. From there you would climb a rising trail that would reach a national summit of 95 cents at Albany, N. Y., Albuquerque, N. M., Denver, Helena, Mont., Portland. Ore.., and San Diego all reported prices of 85 cents or above.
The lowest price for bacon in the waning days of the OPA was 41 cents a pound, reported both from Chicago and Providence, R. I.
Oklahoma City For Meat
If you wanted to spread out a bit in the meat department, your best bet on sirloin would be in Oklahoma City, at 53 cents a pound, an increase of only three cents since OPA. or again in Omaha or Milwaukee at 55 cents. Denver, with a low of 36 cents under OPA, reported present choice cuts of sirloin at 59 cents, but again prices would rise through other cities to the head of the queue in New Orleans at 91 cents or in San Francisco at 90 cents.
As for scarcities, soap and toilet tissue continued to lead the field. Of the reporting cities, 21 listed soaps as among the top two scarcities, while 13 gave toilet tissue, IO shortening, and five sugar.
Broyles Refused Appeal Hearing
WASHINGTON, Dec. IO. UP— Harlan Broyles, sentenced to die for the fatal shooting of Deputy Sheriff Erie Nicholson at Seminole, Okla., in January, 1945, was refused an appeal hearing by the U. S. supreme court yesterday.
Broyles is scheduled to die if) the electric chair at the Oklahoma state penitentiary Dec. 31. *-
Sarah Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, campaigned for the adoption of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday in the 1850’s.
Congrats Leaders Went To Hood Off New Coal Strike at That Tima
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Dec. IO.—(/P) —Lawmakers of both parties today set March 31 as the deadline for labor control measures aimed at staying off a possible new coal strike at that time.
Republicans and Democrats alike said John L. Lewis* order sending his miners back to the pits until April I puts pressure on congress to act swiftly if it is to find a solution for disputes in such essential industries as coal, steel, oil and transportation.
President Truman, himself eager for a legislative barrier to future labor crises despite his victory over Lewis, assigned Clark M. Clifford, his special counsel, to the task of drafting administration recommendations to congress.
Not After Punishment One highly-placed friend of the president’s said Mr. Truman does not want “punitive” legislation but would like to have written into law “a clear concept of labor’s responsibility to the people and the government.” Democratic legislators generally indicated they will wait for the White House proposals before taking any action on their own, although they differed about the course they prefer the chief executive to take.
Republican leaders on the other hand reported strong sentiment already taking shape within their party for a compulsory arbitration law that would forbid .strikes in any dispute affecting the public welfare.
Consider Over-All Law A bill providing for this has been whipped into shape for speedy introduction in the new congress, one top GOP lawmaker declared. He added that it may form the framework for an overall labor law, covering many other phases of union-management relations.
The arbitration bill would set up machinery for rapid federal intervention to prevent a shutdown affecting utilities, transportation or commodities “essential to public health or safety.”
College Students Vole on Council
Will Decide Wednesday lf They Wont One Here
Wednesday, the entire East Central student body will vote whether to have a student council at the college or not. The faculty committee has met and decided that if the students want a council and will support one, they may.
Last week, all the teachers took one class to explain to the students just exactly what a student council is and what its functions would be.
If the vote Wednesday carries to have a student council, meetings will be called of each class and that class will elect a representative to a constitutional committee. This committee will draw up a constitution and it will be submitted to the student body for ratification. If it carries, the constitution will provide for a form in which an election is to be held and officers will be elected.
An average poll was taken some time ago by the news editing class, and from around 400 students, not over 20 voted against having a council. From all points, it looks as if the “yesses” will carry in the election Wednesday.
Daily Oil Output Drops Past Week
TULSA, Okla., Dec. IO.—(ZP)— Daily average output of crude oil in the United States for the week ended Dec. 7 was 105,870 barrels lower than the previous week, the Oil and Gas Journal reported today.
The publication listed daily average production during the week at 4,010,450. Texas accounted for most of the decreases dropping 86,300 barrels to 2,010,450.
Kansas also reported a large decline, 25,950 barrels lower to 249,550 daily.
Other areas with decreased outputs were:
Illinois, down 3,850 barrels to 201,300, the Rocky Mountain area of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, down 2,250 to 164,480, and the eastern area, down 500 to 64,500.
Oklahoma led the states reporting higher production with an increase of 3,550 barrels to 371,-050.
Other increases were California, up 3,500 barrels to 873,500, Michigan, up 1,265 to 45,530. And Louisiana, up 1,135 to 409,085.
Every President since Lincoln (in 1864) has proclaimed an annual observance of Thanksgiving Day.
Quick Agreement In Sight On
U.N. Arms Limitation Plan
Coal Output Mounting Now
Production About 68 Per Cont of Normal, Industrial Activity Quickens
PITTSBURGH, Dec. IO. LV>-Soft coal production mounted steadily today over the nation with output already past 65 percent of normal, and with the last groups of idle AFL miners preparing to don helmets and help revive - starved industries.
The solid fuels administration at Washington reported production yesterday—the first Working day after the bituminous strike ended—was about 1,500.-000 tons, or 68 percent of what it was before John L. Lewis. United Mine Workers president, terminated his union’s contract with the government.
Industries Pick Up Quickening industrial activity was noted on every hand as coal again flowed from mines to factories. District production reports were: central Pennsyl
vania producing about 200,000 tons daily, or 65 percent of normal; western Pennsylvania—
300.000 tons or 75 to 80 percent: northwestern Virginia. 180.000 tons, 85 to 90 percent. Ohio— 167,225 tons, or 75 per cent, with several mines still idle. West Virginia panhandle, all mines working; West Virginia smokeless coal region—18,574, or 75 to 80 percent, with a large number of idle mines.
Officials said delays in holding local union meetings to ratify return-to-work orders caused some idleness. Unwillingness to work with the question unsettled of disposition of fines assessed for an unauthorized walkout resulted in other mines being closed.
Some Locals Still Waiting
Some locals still awaited official word from Lewis of the strike’s end and at other spots local grievances, brought shutdown. One such isolated closing was at Marianna, Pa., where 600 miners returned home rather than work with a fellow digger who showed up wearing a hard, safety-type plastic helmet. The miners say the hats are uncomfortable but their use is specified in the govern-ment-UMW contract. In still other cases, repairs and the need for cleaning up delayed re-openings Many plants said the first delivery of coal was not expected until Wednesday but forged ahead anyway with what fuel was still on hand.
No Sugar Increase For Firs! Quarter
Agriculture Department Say* OPA Wrong in Announcing Extra Allocation
WASHINGTON. Dec. IO, UP)— The agriculture department today announced civilian sugar allocations for the coming Janu-ary-March quarter which will allow no increase in consumer and industrial user ration levels during that period.
Earlier OPA announced that a new consumer spare ration stamp for five pounds of sugar will be made valid on Jan. I, and will be good through April 30. This replaces the current stamp, expiring at the end of the year.
The agriculture department’s allocation announcement said that it appears “unlikely that any increases in rationing will be made prior to April I, 1947”— when the size of the crops will be more definitely established and sugar shipments from Cuba and Puerto Rico will be arriving in this country in substantial volume.
The civilian allocation for the coming quarter was set at 1,-
260.000 short tons, raw value. This compares with 1,185,000 consumed in the last quarter last year.
The department said the slight increase is accounted for by an increase in population and a higher rate of use by industrial users, many of whom are now on a rate of 60 per cent of 1941 base use as contrasted with 50 per cent last year.
TULSAN TO END THREE DECADES AS PEACE OFFICER
TULSA, Okla., Dec. IO, UP)— More than three decades as a peace officer will end for J. Fred Lawrence. Sr., when he leaves office as Tulsa county undersheriff Jan. 6.
Lawrence has announced he will retire after 12 years in that post. Before coming to Tulsa he served eight years as sheriff of Latimer county. Before becoming undersheriff for outgoing Sheriff A. Garland Marrs, he was a Tulsa police detective for six years, previously serving as undersheriff and transportation office*.
CHILDREN GUARD GATES OF TAIYUEN: With manpower at a premium, children guard the gates at Taiyuen, 6hansi Province. China, as hostilities are renewed between Nationalist and Communist forces in the Shansi Province.—(NEA Telephoto by Warren Lee, staff photographer).
(able Tool Driller Strike Is lo Be Official Thursday
SEMINOLE, Okla., Dec. IO (/I*) —Although 150 members walked off their jobs Nov. 12, the CIO International Oil Workers union announced it would officially strike against cable drilling oil wells in this area on Thursday, demanding higher pay.
Active picketing will begin at the conclusion of the 30-day “cooling off’’ period required by law following notice to strike, C. M. Massengaic, the union’s international representative, said.
In protest against what they claimed were contractors’ refusal to negotiate, 150 union drillers and tool dressers left their jobs nearly a month ago. The union is asking increases from $1 an hour to $1.50 for tool dressers and from $1.12'/2 to $1.65 for drillers.
Five contractors already have agreed to the new scale, union leaders said, but about a dozen operating in Creek, Lincoln, Seminole, Hughes, Pottawatomie and Pontotoc counties have not signed new contracts. At least one contractor has gone into district court for a temporary injunction to prevent interference wdth his operations.
Favors Texas Route For Stale Colton
DALLAS. Tex., Dec. IO, UP)_
The department of agriculture favors movement of Oklahoma cotton to Texas gulf ports for shipment rather than by rail through Memphis because such shipment would benefit Oklahoma producers. James K. Knud-sen, commerce counsel for the department, testified yesterday.
Knudsen w'as the first witness at the interstate commerce commission hearing on a request by railroads servicing the Memphis route to cancel tho Texas route. He said his department was interested in the welfare of the Oklahoma cotton farmer.
“By having access to the gulf ports the cotton farmer can either export directly or ship his cotton by boat to the mills at a rate about three-fourths low’er than rail freight,” said Knudsen.
Identify Motorist Killed by Train
SAPULPA. Okla.. Dec. IO, UP) —Authorities identified today a motorist kilted by a passenger train here last night as Leonard Lightner. about 34. a rural resident of tho*-vicinity.
Lightness stalled automobile was struck by the Frisco Railroad’s eastbound Meteor as the 13-car train slowed for the Sapulpa station stop. The train was delayed more than an hour while the wreckage of the car was removed from under the locomotive.
State troopers said Engineer Arthur Rorie, Oklahoma City, told them he saw the car on the tracks too late to stop the heavy traia
Reveal Columbians Plans for Taking Over Government
ATLANTA, Dec. IO (#) - Attorney General Eugene Cook said today that the state of Georgia •had obtained evidence for criminal charges against several members of the anti-negro, anti-Jewish Columbians who sought to establish a Nazi-like government in the United States.
In a formal report to Governor Ellis Arnall, Cook summarized statements of state prosecutors and former members of the organization which he said would show that the Columbian®, "through its officials and agents:
“I. Systematically plan to intimidate and injure members of minority religious and racial groups.
"2. Conspire to bring about the arrest of innocent Georgia citizens on false charges.
"3. Have arrested Georgia citizens.
”4. Assemble a private arsenal of deadly weapons.
"5. That Homer L. Loomis (Columbian secretary), Emory Burke (Columbian president) and Ira Jett, as a consequence of a conspiracy between them, planned the bombing and did bulb a home at 333 Ashby street, in the* city of Atlanta, Fulton, County, Ga.
"6. Corruptly influence the behavior of minor youths in such a way as to incite them toward the commission of crimes against the state of Georgia.
"7. By force, threats, duress an I intimidation, have restrained home owners in Fulton County from the full and proper enjoyment of their property.
Insurrection Was Intent
Cook called the governor’s attention to statements of Loomis and Burke W'hich he said would “show their announced purpose, w hether it is within range of possibility or not, is to create a state of insurrection and to with force* and arms suppress the rights of Georgia citizens.”
"It is very evident from the information and documents wfe hav * in hand that the philosophy and objectives of the Columbians are taken almost without change from the Nazi ideology,” Cook's report said.
“We are able to supply evidence to show that at least three of the leaders of the Columbians have direct connections w ith persons of Nazi ideology and connections.”
Assistant attorney general Dan Duke reported that wdth the aid of Prof. Shelton. wfho sent undercover agents to Atlanta, he had developed evidence linking the Columbians with Nazi organizations in New York, Canada and England.
ll. S., Russia In Agreement
Get Together on Controversial Inspection and Control Questions
By MAX HARRELMAN
LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y. D-*\ lf), A quick agreement on a United Nations arms lixnitatm i plan appeared near today as t •* United States and Russia wt re reported to have agreed substantially on all points on the c< n« troversial inspection and cont. I question.
This’ information came front authoritative sources as an •-nation drafting committee tot ke I behind closed doors in an effo I to w'ork out a resolution acceptable to both Rus ta and tr « United States.
An informant said the drifting group had hurdled the la I major obstacle when Russia agreed to drop her insistent * that the responsibility for c n-trols and inspection be vested a two commissions—one to wa! *1 over atomic weapons and th9 other to deal with other weapons.
Decide On Details Later
Tile delegates were said ta have agreed to drop the reference to the two commissions a rd provide simply for an international system of control. Th % would meet United States d« -mands that the details of the inspection and control machinery should he worked out later.
The drafting committee v i expected to submit its report to a 20-nation sub-committee today for approval by the larger group. It will th< n go to the general assembly’s political committee
and finally to the a* self for final action.
As the drafting comr into session the cont: apertion machinery I tilted the only ma jo disagreement.
An informant w'ho would n t he identified said that the United States desired that the general assembly in it> disarmament resolution leave a free hand * i the security council in selling up the inspection and control organizations. The United States t was said, does not desire that the resolution lay down specific decisions on the number of organizations or their nam*s.
Wants Free Hand For U. V. This source said that Russia has insisted that the resolute a specifically provide for a con -mission for controlling the execution of derisions taken on tho reduction of armaments and a second commission for contro ling the decision on prohibiting atomic energy for military purpose:*.
The United States was said * j feel that the security council should have a free hand in order to set up more than two commissions if it w'as found to I * nccessarv Both the United States ar I Russia are agreed that there
shall be no veto within the commissions. that they shall work: by majority decisions on their day-to-day tasks. The veto v It remain in the security council* however, as that body has th * final say on any sanctions thai might he voted as a result of any violations di * overed bv ti t control com rn i lions Tile sub-committee was driving hard for an acceptable r solution on disarmament. A number of the delegates fl it th it the disarmament proposal is th * principal concrete matter that this assembly has yet considered.
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A replica of Tombstone, * V. w’as built in five weeks bv 20*h Century Fox to make the picture "My Darling Clementine”
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WASHINGTON, Dec. IO—(ZP)-Creation of a liquidation agencv OPA and CPA probably will b*' announced Thursday, Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross said to day.
Ross told reporters that a presidential order establishing the a geney is now being prepared.
Is th.*re any reason why we must have two airdromes practically side by side ail over this country, one for the Army and one for the Navy, two hospitals, two depots and so on, instead of a single installation for both? —Gen. George C. Kenney, Strategic Air Force Commander.
Why be so "graspin’ ’’—vow can’t git it all, you can t taka rt with you an’, beside*, w’her’ you’re goin’ it’d melt anyway.
Oke Spade committed suicide th’ other day soon after lcarntn’ that ’is wife thro wed away a quart jar o’ honey because it’d turned t’ sugar.