Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Youngsters love Chrislmos ond like few things os they do vocotio.it, so the Christmot seq son that furnishes both is just naturally the favorite of all special occasions throughout the year
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43rd Year—No. 203
Truman Will Send Trio Of Messages
Will Be on State of Union, Budget and on Report Of Maximum Employment Council
WASHINGTON, Der. 12. (ZP) President Truman declined today to talk about prospects for tax reductions at a news conference rn which he said he will send three separate messages to the new congress.
Told that the Republicans in congress were saying they would not cooperate if he makes “radical recommendations, Mr. Truman asked, who can say what is radical'’
He said his recommendations in his ‘tate of the union message would call for what he believes to be necessary for the welfare of the United States.
This message will embrace his viewpoint, he said, adding that members of congress were entitled to have theirs.
Silent on Lewis He refused to be drawn into a discussion of the administration'.* future policy toward John L Lewis, chief of the United M ne workers, against whom the S ivernment is waging a court light,
Mr. Truman told questioners the Lewis matter was in the courts and he would have nothing to say about the mine workers leader or about the recent coal strike.
‘You hope the courts will follow the election returns? one reporter pressed, Mr. Tiuman replied with a simple no comment.
The president said he would send separately to the new Republic an-eontroih'd congress a stale of the union legislative message, a message cm the budget and a third message based on the report to be made soon by his economic advisory (maximum employment) council.
Will Ask Armed Merger These messages, the president said* will be sent to capitol hill on separate days.
Asked whether he saw any chance for reduction of taxes, the president said he did not want to discuss what recommendation* he will make.
He did say, however, that he will renew his request for a merger of t.he armed forces as one point in his state of the union message
Told that there had been reports he proposed to recommend modification of tire Wagner labor relations act, the president replied bluntly that nobody had a j ght to quote him until he made public his message to congress.
A suggestion by some members <* congress for the establishment of labor courts also was called to the president s attention. Proponents of such courts, hr said, have ncd discuss! d their suggestion with him,
Hp also preferred not to comment on whether he will recommend r< vision of the Wagner labor relations act.
Christmas Seals Purchase Urged
Boxes af Banks Make lf More Convenient for County People to Contribute
It s easy to get vour contribution made to the Christmas Seals sale which finances a widespread war on tuberculosis.
Hundreds of persons have received 200 stamps each, with envelopes already addressed in w r ch to mail checks or cash to Homer Pc a v, county chairman.
Now boxes are being placed in the lobbies of Ada banks so that those w ho have f; I’cd to get their donations m tan conveniently drop in theii checks or cash while seeing to their affairs at the banks.
Peay said Thursday morning that this county now lias passed $1,400 on the way toward a quota of $2 Rho The county contributed $2 4h0 last year,
A large part of the money contributed here will Im- spent in Fem to toe county, and an er-paaded program for discovery of tuberculosis and earlier treat mint will be* possible if the county reaches its goal.
Contributions are not limited to $2 Members of the women’s auxiliary of the county medical o- gamzations are selling ‘bonds’. or certificates for five, ten, 25 and 5J dollar donations, and also supplying such ‘purchasers’ plenty of the Christmas Seals
In 3896, the United States had
r hors* population of 20,000,000 and a truck population of one. In 1946. there were 10.000,000 horses and 5.000,000 trucks.
WEATHERADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1946
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Clearing Skies To Be Followed by Cold
Ada's Totol Rainfall 7.26 for Four Days; Rural Dirt Roads Suffer, Creeks Back Within Banks
Clearing skies of Thursday morning brought welcome relief to this area after four days and nights of almost constant rainfall which added 7.26 inches to the precipitation _ ---♦records here.
Emil H. Wyatt Of Muskogee Becomes
OG&E Manager Here
Kin ii II. Wyatt, above, sales supervisor for the eastern division of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric company, with headquarters in Muskogee, was transferred Monday to the position of manager at Ada and the Ada district, it was announced today by George A. Davis, president of the company.
Wyatt was in Aria Wednesday bul does not expert to be here full time until about January I, he said.
Wyatt, who joined the company here in 1928 as a member of the accounting department, has been sales supervisor since August, 1943.
At Ada, Wyatt will assume the duties of the late T. G. Kelly, who dud November 29.
Extremely active in Muskogee civie affairs, Wyatt presently is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hoard of Directors, the YMCA board of directors, appointive divan of the Shrine, bedouin Temple, board of deacons of the First Christian church and is past local and state president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Shrine Dinner club, He is also second vice-president elect of the Kiwanis club.
In 1940, Wyatt was presented the Distinguished Service Key by the national Junior Chamber of Commerce as the most outstanding young man in Muskogee in 1939.
Wyatt's wife and two children, Barbara 14. and David 5, will remain at tin* home at Muskogee, until a residence can be established at Ada. His successor in Muskogee has not be en named, acceding to John T. Naylon, eastern division manager.
Oklahoma Colton Of Higher Grade
This Year's Crop Also Has Longer Staple Than That of 1945
DALLAS. Dec. 12, CF)—Oklahoma cotton ginned this season is of higher grade and slightly longer staple than that ginned last season, according lo the southwc st cotton branch of the production and marketing administration.
The office, a division of the U. S department of agriculture, reported that of 210,199 bales ginned in Oklahoma through Nov. 30, a vt rage staple length was 29.4 thirty-seconds of an inch, compared with 29.1 last year. Ginnings through Nov. 30 last year tot Jed 241,123 bales.
The report said Oklahoma ginnings include a smaller propel hon of the medium and lower white grades and an increase rn spotted cotton, mostly in the higher grades.
Mechanization of cotton ginning. spinning and weaving began in America in the 1800's.
OKLAHOMA: Generally fair
t >ri ght and Friday, much colder tonight; lowest 25 extreme north t 23 extreme south, colder southeast half Friday.
Shopping Doys To Christmas
Sandy c reek west of Ada was reported back in its banks after going on a spree which finally sent the surface of its waters within less than two feet of the highway bridge.
The rain which fell slowly but steadily for most of Wednesday registered 1.15 inches here. Temperatures ranged from 60 on Wednesday to a somewhat cooler 50 degrees early Thursday.
School Attendance Suffers
Many county roads were reported still in bad condition, and some schools had to curtail their schedules for a day or two because buses were unable to make their routes.
The Associated Press reports that major damage of the week’s rains over Oklahoma seems to have been to the spinach crop around Sallisaw, rural dirt roads and bridges and loss of some livestock in flooded creek bottoms.
Most roads closed by high waters either were open today or expected to be by tonight or Friday,
Katy Reroutes Some Trains
The M-K-T railroad said some main line trains had been rerouted over the midland valley lines between Denison and Muskogee because of water over the Gaines creek bottoms north of McAlester, Air - conditioning equipment on main line coaches was too low to clear the water.
The Rock Island said it was having no trouble with high water in eastern Oklahoma.
Freezing or near freezing weather was forecast.
The cold will strike in the northwest during the afternoon and should reach into eastern and southeastern Oklahoma by Friday. The overnight low was 34 degrees, at Guymon.
Stale Pean Show Of 1947 Is To Be Held in Ade
A committee went from Ada to the state pecan show held Wednesday at Muskogee, and secured favorable recommendation that the 1947 convention be held at Ada.
W. T. Melton of Ada was elected as a state director, along with Roy Cunningham of Bartlesville and Leslie Newman of Chandler.
The new president is C. A. Bradford of Tulsa, the vice president is Grover Hayden of Okemah and the secretary-treasurer is D. C. Mooring, Stillwater.
H. J. Massey of Ada placed first with his exhibit of Texas Prolific.
The committee from Ada attending the show was composed of W. T. Melton, B. H. Clanton, John Skinner, R. H. Brians and C. H. Hailey, county agent.
E. E. Mount of Okmulgee won the 1946 Carl Hubbell trophy for the best p.ecan seedling entered in the ‘ show.
Mount’s pecan seedling of the Stuart variety also won the award for the “better Oklahoma pecans’’ campaign sponsored by the association, Oklahoma A. & M. college, and Oklahoma pecan cracking plants.
Bilbo Was Adin On War Contracts
Army Officers Tell of Him Contacting Them Many Times
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (ZP)— High-ranking army officers testified today that Senator Theodore Bilbo (D-Miss) contacted them many times about awarding $25,932,361 of war contracts irt his home state of Mississippi.
Maj. Gen. Thomas M. Robins, retired, told the senate war investigating subcommittee that as early as 1940 Senator Bilbo “brought contractors down to our offices’’ and recommended them for many multi-million dollar jobs.
Douglas I. Mackay, retired colonel now in charge of army engineer wartime contract records, identified more than 40 different contracts that were awarded in Mississippi.
Bilbo was barred from cross-examining witnesses.
TURNER SPEAKS FRIDAY
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 12. (ZP)—Gov, Elect Roy J. Turner’s first public address on state issues since his election in November will be made at a forum to be held at the Crown Heights Methodist church here tomorrow night,
Aides to Turner said he would give particular attention in the talk to problems involving state mental institutions, highways and taxes.
Tonner is a merrier of the board of stewards at the church.
Hitler's Top Militarists Facing Trial
Individual Prosecutions Being Prepared Charging Waging Aggratsiva War
By THOMAS A. REEDY
NUERNBERG, Dec. 12. (ZP)-American prosecutors, undismayed by the international military tribunal’s decision acquitting the German general staff, now are preparing individual prosecutions against high ranking militarists under Adolf Hitler, it was learned today.
Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, chief counsel for U. S. warcrimes trials, has a staff of analysts now searching war department files in Washington for information about Nazi Germany’s leaders.
When these files are transported to Nurenberg, it was reported, a staff of attorneys will go to work preparing individual prosecutions, principally on the charge of waging aggressive war.
This charge vms held by the tribunal, when Hermann Gocr-ing. Joachim von Ribbentrop, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Col. Gen. Alfred Jodi and others wen* convicted, to be a major crime punishable by death.
German field marshals and generals who are liable to such prosecution are under lock and key, some near Frankfurt and others near Augsburg.
Some tentative defendants now are Field Marshal Karl Gerd von Runstedt, leader of the Ardennes Bulge battle two years ago, Field Marshal Walther von Brau-chitsch, chief of staff when the Nazis boiled into Poland; Gen. Franz Haider, former chief of staff, Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein and Field Marshal Wilhelm von Loeb, who were on the Russian front.
ROME’S MAYOR FORCED TO RESIGN IN NOISY MEETING
ROME, Dec. 12. (ZP)—A political storm that threatened to spread to the national government burst upon Rome today as the social-democrat councilman elected mayor of the eternal city, in a tumultuous session last night, was forced to resign when leftist fellow councilmen refused to participate in the city junta.
The short-lived mayor, 52-year-old Salvatore Rebecchini, was elected when the pivotal Chnstian-democrats threw their votes to the right, thereby defeating the leftist bloc of the people which had won the municipal election in November.
The council will try to elect another mayor in 12 days.
Several Killed In Ice House Blast Wrecking Tenement
NEW YORK. Dec. 12.
At least eight persons were dead and 38 others, including children, W#er-f believed buried under tons of debris following a five-alarm fire early today in an abandoned ice house on Manhattan’s upper west side, which caused a five-story wall to collapse crumpling an adjoining tenement building.
Police and firemen, digging frantically against time, removed four bodies from the wreckage and said they had sighted four more. Nearby hotels admitted more than a score of injured. Ambulances were rushed to the scene and a first aid station was set up.
The identified dead are Frank Moorehead, 27-year-old fireman; Anthony Biancardi. ll; Daniel Corrado, 25. and Thomas Phillips, 70. All except the firemen were residents of the tenement building.
Fire Marshal Thomas P. Bro-phy said the cause of the fire was not known. A small rubbish fire had been extinguished the day before in the ice plant, located at 824 West 184th street.
Six children between the ages of four and 12 years ago. who had played in the ice house yesterday, were questioned by police in an effort to learn whether they might have started the fire.
I he noise of the toppling walls caused first reports to list the disaster as an explosion.
The pile of debris from the tenement building was as high as the second story. One portion of the tenement was flattened, the other wrecked by the force of the collapse, which virtually sheared the building in half.
RETIRED ARDMORE MAN GIVES SUM FOR CHAPEL
ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. Dec. 12, (ZP)—Ruel B. Gilbert, retired Ardmore, Okla., merchant and businessman, has given $50,000 to the First Methodist church here, for erection of a chapel to be* named for him.
Church officers announced today his offer was accepted last night and plans for the chapel suggested by Gilbert, approved.
This is the second $50,000 gift he has made to the church.
The donor is bedridden, the result of a paralytic stroke.
He has lived here 16 years.
Venison Conies to Town
Hunters drive down Chicago's Michigan Boulevard following invasion of Michigan woods. Each downed a deer, augmenting
winter’s food supply.
U. S. Has Some Real Military Secrets Now—Ahead in Ships, Has Germ, Rockets, Toxins
By ELTON C. KAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. (AP) A wide assortment of top drawer American military secrets, besides the atom bomb, conceivably might be bared if the United Nations calls for a census of armaments as well as troop strength.
While the whole issue bogged down again in New York last night, it was recalled that the British had suggested asking each nation for “full particulars on armaments of different categories as well as armed forces.” This presumably was intended to embrace naval as well as land and air armaments.
House Committee Adds lo (all For labor Legislation
Bipartison Group Calls For Emphasis on Hard Work and Production
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 The house committee on postwar economic policy and planning added its voice today to the congressional clamor for new labor legislation.
In its final report, the 18-member group composed of both democrats and republicans called for “constructive not puni tive’’ lows to eliminate labor-management disputes and at the same time cautioned against a depression psychology.
“There is nothing wrong with the country that hard work and resultant production will not cure,” the committee commented. “Considering everything, there is no necessity for either a depression or recession.’’
“Loose talk of depression and business recession is justified and serves no good purpose,” the report said. It added:
“A start has been made toward the goal of sustained high employment. The task ahead is to develop economic conditions which will encourage stability of productive employment at a high level.”
Productivity, it said, is “the real solution for many of the nation’s economic problems” and “active cooperation between management and labor” is necessary to eliminate immediately current difficulties and “avoid a recession.”
Among other things the committee called for:
1. An end to OPA's general powers next January 31, with rent controls continuing through 1947.
2. Cutting the current $41,000,-000,000 federal budget to $30,-000.000.000, with “some reduction” in taxes and the national debt.
Across the capitol, however. Senator Harry F. Bvrd (D-Va), one of congress’ chief economy advocates, declared there should he no tax reduction at all in 1947.
Byrd told reporters it would be “reckless” to cut taxes until congress makes sure the govern ment has been placed on a stable financial basis.
• The United States Navy, the world’s largest, developed ships, materiel and methods during and since the war well in advance of some possessed by other powers. Particularly, it went to tin* fore in aircraft earner development and now operates the largest, fastest and most heavily protected ships of that type, the 45,000-ton Midway class. Improving Submarines American designers are known to have been working for months on improvements to tin* submarine fleet, including studies of new propulsion equipment, torpedoes and underwater detection methods. In the ordancc field, the navy already has ordered modification of several fighting ships for experiments with guided missle batteries.
Both the army and navy have made guarded disclosures that their studies of bacteriological warfare have produced satisfactory results in the laboratory The implication is that American military science is certainly abreast if not ahead of other powers in the know-how of conducting war against men, animals and plants.
Chemical Weapons The army’s chemical warfare corps, while directly concerned with the get iii warfare program, has given prime attention to new chemical toxics and to methods for combatting such attacks.
The army and navy, independently and through joint organizations, currently are pushing research in the guided missle and rocket field, in improvements of radar and counter-radar methods of detection and in the automatic firing Jarge-caliber guns.
Also the United States has pioneered in the use of heavy bombardment aviation, advancing since war’s end to the huge, long range B-35 and B-36 bombers. And this country is vicing with Britain for leadership in jct propelled aircraft directed at supersonic speeds.
Five-Year-Old Poked Santa For Not Bringing Bike Promised Year Ago
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Dec. 12 —(ZP)—One New Britain youngster faced the prospect today of finding an empty sock in his home on Christmas day.
If Santa Claus passes him bv, it’ll be because of a sock—a sock to Santa's jaw by the 5-year-old lad.
Severely reprimanded by his mother after he had landed a right to the jaw of a New Britain department store’s Santa Claus, the boy moaned:
“Well, he didn’t bring me the bicycle he promised me last year.”
A tip on wintertime driving: it’s better to drive slowly than • be driven that way.
lull Attacks Beer Law's Legality
Cleveland County Attorney Files Suit
OKLAHOMA CITY, De*
(ZI*) — T h e constitutionality of Oklahoma's law permitting sale of 3.2 beer was attacked today in a suit filed before the state sn preme court by Cleveland County Attorney Herbert Hodge.
The court in an original action, was asked to issue a writ of pro hibition to bar Cleveland County Judge, Sylvester Grim, from is suing a beer license, Hodge said the Cleveland county district court had “withheld and failed or refused” to make a decision on the constitutional question.
The high court was asked to assume original jurisdiction to hear the case.
Hodges petition contended tint the state constitution prohibits the manufacture, barter, sale or gift of intoxicating liquor of any time. He contended that beer, alc. and wine fall in that class.
He cited an 1889 federal court decision which construed the prohibition clause of the enabling act as prohibiting “ah* and beer in all their forms, whether intoxicating or not.” The provision was adopted without change in the Oklahoma constitution ir% 1907, he dec I a red.
Foreign Ministers Finishing Up Their New York Session
Cleaning Up Minor Dctoils of Five Noti Satellite Treaties, Arrange tor Big Four Conference In Moscow in March on German, Austrian Treaties
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
NKW YORK, Dec. 12. (AI*) Paced by a new round of
concessions from Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, the Big Fur foreign ministers council arranged to finish Its historic peacemaking sessions in Now York today after having completed plans for drafting German and Austrian peace settlements.
A final meeting war scheduled for this afternoon to clean up minor details of the five European satellite peace treaties and approve the draft of a six-point agenda for the Big Four conference in Moscow March IO to begin work on treaties
In all the United States armed services during World War ll there were fewer than eighteen thousand amputation cases. The Army 15,000, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, 2,500.
Draft Half Of Plan For
By MAX HARRELSON
NKW YORK, Dec. 12. (ZP) A United Nations sub-committee with an unexpected hurst of speed quickly approved the first half of a draft plan on world arms reduction today after voting two amendments.
The new provisions injected into the arms plan:
1. Added a requirement that any program adopted by the senility council must be approved by a special session of the 54-nation general assembly in addition to a stipulation already accepted that it must he ratified by individual UN member states.
2. Laid down a ? pee if ie cond) tion that any ai rns reduction pro gram must provide for the con trol of atomic energy “to the ex tent necessary to ensure its use only for peaceful purposes.”
Both provisions were offered by Canada and accepted with lit tie cl hate, the first bv a IO to 9 Vote and the second unanimous ly-
Meanwhile, the general as sembly in plenary session debated a resolution, already approved by the 54 nation political com mittee, recommending that all member stalls immediately re cull their ambassador s and minis lets from Franco Spain.
Polish Delegate Oscar Lang'' sought to have the Spanish de bate postponed because of light attendance at the session hut was voted down 21 to 18.
Venezuelan Revolt Flops, So Does Insurgent Flight
By SAM DAWSON
CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 12, CP’ Tin* government of President Romulo Betancourt emerged unscathed today aft* r an abortive 12-hour revolt yesterday in which insurgents made a bold bid to capture the president and overthrow his year-old revolutionary cabinet.
“All is okay.” Betancourt told newsmen last night. He said all the instigators either had been captured or had fled the country. There were no fatalities and only a few were wounded, he add'd.
Mony of the insurgents seeing that their revolt had failed took planes at the Maracay airport, which they captured at the out si t of the uprising, and attempted to flee the country, the president said, hut most of the ships soon ran out of gas. and were picked up by government forces after making forced landings.
Two ships succeeded in reaching Colombia, where both pilots and ll mechanics surrendered to
authorities. In one of the planes was Maj. Carlos Maldonado Pena. described as a leader of the revolt.
'Die rebels were definitely linked with the faction of Lopez Contreras find (Gen Isa la; > Me dina Angaria, both former presidents and leaders of the party overthrown in the revolution of Oct. 18. 1945.
Betancourt came to power after that uprising, and his party won the recent elections.
’BIG TRAIN’ FUNERAL SET
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. Funeral services will be held (2:30 p. rn. EST) tomorrow at Washington cathedral for Walter Johnson, one time “Big Train” of baseball who died Tuesday night.
Several diamond notables including Manager Ossie Bluege of
Rockville. Md , which Johnson his retirement
the Washington Senators.
Nick Altrock, will aet as pall bearers. Burial will be at Un ion cemc tory in near the farm operated after from baseball.
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TULSA, D»c. 12. D« •posits
in Tulsa’s four National banks totaled $307,884,367 on Dec. I. which was more than $13,000,000 above the figure for the same period last year and $2,000,000 • above th# Navembcr total.
with Germany and Austria.
In a busy, swift moving session hist night the Big Four agreed that prior to th'* Moscow session* small nations would be given full opportunity to present their proposals for German and Austrian settlements lf» I lards of gr**at power for deputy foreign ministers in London beginning January 14.
Virow Meeting Set
Due mainly to last minute agreement by Molotov it was also de-tided that Secretary of St-;* * James F Byrnes’ proposals for sharply limiting occupation armies in Europe and for a 0- ear German disarmament pact would he fully considered at the Moscow meeting.
Molotov tentatively block e I a Byrnes move to invite the Chinese government to participate m the Moscow meeting and final decision was due on that at today s closing session, hut Indications were that Molotov s objections would stand
Tattle remained to he done on the six point agenda fur th** Moscow conference except to put st into final formal language It was fully approved in substance la t night and provides for these actions at Moscow;
I. Consideration of reports from the Allod control council at Be.-bn on German demilitarization, denazification, dcmocr atizat ton, economic principles and reparations. In this connection, Molot*.*/ assured his American, British an I French colleagues that when the time (Mine he would report full * on Hovit t reparations removals of prop, i tv from Germany
2 Study of the form and scope of a provisional political organization for Gel many.
German Peace Treaty
3 Preparation Of a peace treat/ with Germany including con iteration of the work of the B i Four deputies in Lindon and ab i basic directives pertaining to G- • man frontiers* the Ruhr, the Rhineland and other questions
4. Comade ration of the proposed American draft of a di al mar lent and demilitari :atir>n treaty and other measures for th * political, economic and military control of Germany.
5. Considerations of a report already submitted bv a Committee on experts on German coal production.
Work on an Austrian treaty,
There was no doubt that the most controversial point settled by the ministers last night concerned the appointment of deputies to hold the London hearing! for small nations on Germany and Austria.
Many nations already have requested to he heard on Germany; They include Belgium, the Netherlands Luxembourg, Pol an f, Czechoslovakia, Brazil, Yugoslavia. Denmark and the British dominions.
Yugoslavia also has asked opportunity to present its view* on an Austrian settlement and now that the way has been open d, other countries probably will dei the same
NKW DELHI, Dec. 12. F Pandit Jnwaharlal Nehru. IJm leader and fn I minister rn I dias interim government, pi tented ii resolution to the con-tuent a ••rnblv today rem mending that India be prods: ••*1 an “indept ndent soverei republic’’ Discussion w as set 1 tomorrow.
Br nth Blash*. Am.
New*! I,ark says he wouldn’t need glasses if ’is arms wuz jest a little longer.
A hanker takes th’ land, royalty, mineral rights, house, outhouses, livestock, poultry, implements an’ car, an* make* a farmer a $25 00 loan -less th’ interest