Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 13, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Now is the time for all good men—to look appraisingly at the toys offered at Christmas these times and to wish they'd hod a cha nee at that kind 'way back when they were youngsters.
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Member: Audit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 204AOA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1946
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BILBO APPEARS BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE: Senator
Theodore G. Bilbo confers with his attorney, Forrest B. Jackson, right of Jackson. Miss., as the Senate War Investigating commit-tee opened public hearings in Washington, D. C. The hearings are being held on charges that Bilbo received gratuties from Mississippi contractors for helping them get construction jobs. The hearings n ay have a bearing on whether Bilbo can retain his scat n the senate.—(NEA Telephoto).
Sasakwa, Konawa Youngsters See Santa and Jaycees
Large, enthusiastic crowds of youngsters, with many adults right there, too, greeted Santa Claus and a group of Ada Jaycees when the Santa Claus bus rolled into Sasakwa and Konawa Thursday night.
Tonight thg Santa Claus special leaves at 7:30 for Stratford, and on Saturday night ‘will go to Allen.
Monday night the touring Christmas party will make the
trio that was washed out by heavy rain early this week, going to Centrahoma. Tupelo and Stonewall.
At Sasakwa. several hundred people were waiting when the bus arrived, and received the v. tors. notably Santa Claus, with joyous enthusiasm.
Then, at Konawa, a big audience was on hand when the bus reached that city. Santa Claus had to scramble to the top rf the bu? to get in his talk as the happy youngsters crowded in He rho mewed several of them.
The Jaycees, as Santa's helper*. distributed sacks of goodies to the children.
Several of them took their v ive* along and more of them are pl; nn.ng to do the same tonight so that the womenfolks can share the experience that is an annual one for the Jaycees.
Contractor Identifies Four Checks Totaling $25,000 That He'd Made Out to Sen. Bilbo
WASHINGTON, Dec, 13. (AP)—Felix Thomas Newton,
Hattiesburg, Miss., contractor, today identified four checks
totaling $25,000 that he said he made out to senator Theodore
G. Bilbo (D-Miss.) on September 7, 1942.
Newton testified at the Bilbo war contracts inquiry that
the checks—three for $5,000 and one for $10,000—had been
endorsed by “Theodore G. Bilbo and Robert Gandy.”
4 Gandy, from Jackson. Miss., was not otherwise identified as the senate war investigating committee took a noon recess but earlier Senator Bilbo told a reporter that Gandy was a “deacon of the first Baptist church
and in the insurance business.”
Made Million In Fees Prior to identifying the four checks, Newton had testified that he had made “about a million dollars” in fees from war contracts since 1940.
Senator Ferguson (R-iyiich), who u'as pressing the wetness for details about his connection with contractors and with Senator Bilbo, asked if Senator Bilbo had helped Newton obtain the contracts.
“I don’t know whether he (Bilbo) helped us get any but I tried to get him to help,” Newton replied.
Senator Bilbo, sitting a few feet away, chuckled.
Newton w?as not asked to explain the $25,000 in checks as the committee recessed to resume later this afternoon.
Banker Summoned The committee ordered a Jackson, Miss., banker summoned to Washington for testimony which mav throw some light on the disappearance of Edward P. Terry, former secretary for Senator Bilbo.
Chairman Mead (D-NY) announced that commtitee agents would serve a subpoena today on J. M. Quinn, executive vice president of the Jackson State National bank, for an appearance here Monday.
George Meader, committee counsel, said that Quinn, in a telephone conversation wdth him yesterday afternoon, said he recently had suffered a heart attack and that his doctor might forbid such a long trip.
Quinn's name w^as brought into the investigation late yesterday by Forrest Jackson, attorney for Bilbo in the senators’ inquiry into Bilbo’s relations with a group of war contractors on Mississippi armv air fields.
Jackson said that Quinn recently informed him that Terry had told the banker he would use alleged threats against his life as an excuse for not testifying in the investigation of his former boss. Jackson quoted Quinn as saying Terry explained also that his testimony might incriminate himself (Terry).
HOLLYWOOD. Calif , Dec. 13. —(/P)—Within 24 hours, the stork made Mrs. Ethel Wadler, 37, both a mother and a grandmother.
Just 23 1/2 hours before Mrs. Wadler’s seven-pound daughter was born, another daughter, Mrs. Edith Hood, 18, became the mother of a daughter, also weighing seven pounds.
Incinerator On Rush Job After Lay-Off
Water Flooded Plant Four Days While Many Tons Of Garbage Accumulated
The rains have stopped but the aftermath isn’t over for city workmen and will not be for some days to come.
And the city incinerator will be busy day and night until probably next Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning catching up on burning of four days* of garbage.
Water spread over the low area where the incinerator is lee .ted until the firebox of the plant was under four and a half feet of water.
Garbage Piles Up
. It’s estimated that there was enougl water thereabouts to float a flatboat 90 feet long and 12 feet wide—but such a boat still wouldn’t hold an estimated 105 tons of garbage accumulated over four days, and not including rubbish that is collected by the city.
r" mporary measures involving installation of drain tile are being rushed today by the city as a proc. ution against having a similar tie-up of incinerator functions if another heavy rain comes along soon.
The city has shifted workmen from other departments to the rush job of getting accumulated garl ge burned in the incinerator to head off what the manager says could soon be rome a health hazard, ani city prisoners who couldn’t pay their fines are working them out on the garbage handling task.
Sewage Plant Work Begun Additional work is also being undertaken at the sewage disposal plant, W. E. Hansen, city manager, said Friday morning.
He also retorted that it has been found that storm sewers serving one area in Ada are tiec into the sanitary sewer system, making it impossible for an already crowded sewer system to take care of the volume of water when heavy rains send a rush of surface water into it.
Legislators Will Talk with Turner
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 13, V*—A joint state legislative committee will meet here next Wednesday with Gov.-elect Roy J Turner to map plans for the inauguration of state officials Jan. 13.
Speaker - designate Raymond Board of the house of representatives yesterday named seven house members to serve on the committee. James C. Nance, slated to be senate president pro tempore, named the senate group earlier in the week.
Named as house members of the committee were representa-* ves Ga: de Mite he Ison. Commerce D. L. Jones. Eldorado: Paul Harkey. Idabel: Carl Frix. Muskogee: James Bullard. Duncan and Harold Carey and John Jarman, both of Oklahoma City.
tonight Saturday and Sunday: warmer tonight except extreme
east portion; lowest temperatures nee - 49 east border to 40-45 degree? remainder of state; warmer Saturday and Sunday.
MISSOURI, Kansas, Oklahoma and Neb: a f k a—Temperatures will average m*ar normal except slightly below in Nebraska, cool-i: Nebraska late Sunday and re
mainder of district Monday; w rn' mg by Wednesday; light to I *r< I Iv moderate precipitation except little or no precipitation Oklahoma; snow Nebraska Sun-av * I rain or snow Kansas and M ss uri Monday.
Shopping Days To Christmas
U.N.Committee Has Approved Principles For Arms Reduction
Agrees to Mova for Setting Up Arms Reduction Machinery, Turns Proposals for Immediate International Troop Census to Hands of Security Council
NEW YORK, Dec. 13.—(AP)—The powerful United Nations political and security committee today approved the general principles of a world-wide arms reduction program and at the same time rejected proposals for an immediate in-
4 ternational troop census. Today’s Shortly after the 54-nation
Fifteen Killed, Including Five Soldiers, in Double Train Wreck in Ohio
Leo Barnett Shot Fatally in Scuffle On Coalgate Siree!
COALGATE, Okla., Dec. 13. (ZP)—A coroner’s jury headed by Justice of the Peace Tom Miller today held that Leo Barnett, 32, Coalgate, met his death last night by a gunshot wound at the hands of Deputy Sheriff Revol McCool.
(Barnett is known, to Ada and Pontotoc county officers and was several years ago a student at East Central State college).
Barnett was shot after McCool had arrested him at a cafe for disturbing the peace. The deputy sheriff told Sheriff John Phillips that Barnett attempted to escape en route to jail.
McCool said he struck Barnett on the head with his gun, which discharged accidentaly, fatally wounding the prisoner.
County Attorney H. M. Shirley said today that no decision had been reached regarding the filing of charges.
Officers identified Barnett as the man who recently telephoned Warden R. B. Conner at the state penitentiary, claiming to be guilty of the slaying of Deputy Sheriff Erie Nicholson at Seminole, Okla., nearly two years ago. Harlan Broyles is scheduled to die Dec. 31 for the Nicholson slaying.
Law enforcement authorities investigated Barnett’s story and described it as “absolutely not true.”
MANSFIELD, O., Dec. 13, (A3) —An official of the Pennsylvania railroad estimated today that at least 15 persons were killed and 50 injured when the railroad’s “Golden Triangle” passenger train plowed into the wreckage of two freight trains early this morning.
The rail official, who declined to be identified by name, told newsmen at the wreck scene he felt that was a “conservative estimate” after looking over the wreckage left by the pileup which occurred about 2:45 a. rn. (EST), near Coulter. 12 miles southeast of here.
Two coaches of the passenger train carrying soldiers overturned and some of the passengers were trapped in the wreckage. Rescue crews with blow torches cut through twisted steel to reach the victims.
“The seats were twisted and turned every which way,” Sheriff Frank Robinson of Richland county said of the overturned coaches.
Physicians and nurses from surrounding communities climbed yinto the wrecked cars to administer aid to the injured.
The scene was one of terrible havoc, Sheriff Robinson reported. “The rails were badly twisted,” he added; “cross ties were splintered and torn from the road bed.”
County lo Share Released Vehicle License Tax Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13.
(ZP)—Commercial vehicle license revenue totaling $705,416, impounded under protest, was released yesterday by the Oklahoma tax commission to counties and municipalities for road and street construction.
Vice Chairman Ernest M. Black said $50,000 more remains impounded and probably will be released shortly.
As provided by law, the commission awarded counties $483,-859 for roads, cities and towns $161,286 for streets and alleys, and the remaining $60,270 went to the commission to help pay operation expenses.
Allocations announced by the commission included (first figure to counties, second figure to be allocated among various incorporated cities and towns within the counties):
Tulsa county, $15,142, and $13, 348; Oklahoma, $19,710 and $16,-854; Washington. $4,028 and $2.-109; Muskogee, $8,473 and $4,550; Okmulgee, 6,650 and $2,864; Cleveland, $4,740 and $1,914; Comanche, $7,614 and 2,691; Garfield, $9,321 and $3,139; Pottawatomie, $7,921 and $3,753.
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Give Up Hope For IS Believed SHU Buried in House
Weary Workers Dig Ahead With Bodies of 21 Persons Recovered
NEW YORK, Dec. 13. (ZP)— Weary workers who dug the bodies of 21 persons from the wreckage of a collapsed tenement house in a slow, grim procession of death gave up hope today for the lives of 15 others believed buried under tons of rubble.
As the broken body of Rose Fucci, 15, was carefully extricated from the ruins, police said they planned to set three steam shovels to work on the ruins of the building in which more than 30 were injured. Workers had previously carefully dug by hand because they feared heavy ma-chinky would cause more crashes.
The building at 2515 Amsterdam avenue in upper Manhattan, which housed 22 families, was smashed early yesterday by a two-foot thick wall of an adjoining ice house which toppled on it after a five-alarm fire in the ice house.
Rescue workers toiled all night in the glare of huge searchlights which played over the six-story structure’s gaunt remains. They had to abandon most of their heavy power machinery and resort to bare hands and small tools in an effort to avoid another collapse.
Shortly after I a. rn. (EST) today—nearly 24 hours after the building toppled following a fire in an adjoining abandoned icehouse—the bodies of a mother and two children we^e removed from the debris. One child still clutched a gaily wrapped Christmas package.
They were identified as Mrs. Elizabeth Biancardi, 37, and Joyce, 12, and Lucille, 8.
Timothy P. Guineen, assistant fire chief in charge of the rescue operations, said shortly afterwards that he doubted there was anyone left alive in the wreckage.
AUBURN, Wash., Dec. 13.—(ZP) —E. G. Schwieger believes there’s a time and place for letting pigs in the parlor.
Flood waters inundated his farm and marooned him. Many of his 400 pigs were drowned or lost. But when rescue parties arrived Schwieger declined their offer to evacuate him, saying he 1 had to take care of his pigs.
He had manager to drive some of them into the house where he gave them the run of the living room.
STIGLER, Dec. 13.—(ZP)—Stigler residents have approved a proposal to make the town a “city” under state law. Voters also approved a proposal to adopt a charter form of government
committee had agreed unanimously on a resolution for setting up arms reduction machinery, it decided to toss the troop inventory question into the hands of the security council along with the arms limitation program for detailed consideration.
Soviet Russia had initiated the troop census debate by proposing that all nations report immediately on the number of troops they had in alien nonenemy countries. The question later was broadened to include forces in enemy countries and, finally domestic troops as well.
Troop Question Rejected
The compromise resolution rejecting the troop question for the time being was approved by a vote of 29 to 4, with Russia among those against it. There were six abstentions.
Earlier the committee had rejected by a vote of 25 to 6 a Czechoslovak nroposal that it report back to the general assembly its inability to agree.
The political committee thus completed its work for the present assembly session, which had included such controversial questions as the Spanish and veto issues. Both the arms reduction plan and the troop census resolution now go to the assembly and may come up for action tonight. Agree On Arms Cut Resolution
The arms reduction resolution was assured of final assembly approval when it was adopted by the committee without a dissenting vote.
The resolution recommended that the security council formulate plans for armaments limitations and set up inspection and control machinery to detect and prevent violations.
The machinery will be free of the big power veto. It must be approved finally by a special session of the general assembly and then be ratified by individual states.
The program includes provisions for the outlawing of atomic bombs and other weapons of mass destruction and the control of atomic energy used for peaceful purposes.
Two Women Killed Near Pauls Valley
Seven Others Injured In Auto Accidents Involving Four Vehicles
PAULS VALLEY, Okla., Dec. 13.—(ZP)—Two women were killed and seven men and women were injured in auto accidents involving four vehicles last night near Pauls Valley.
The dead were identified by the Oklahoma highway patrol as Mrs. Pawnee McNath, about 27 years old and Mrs. Thomas Lee Thacker, about 70, both of Pauls Valley.
The patrol said the injured were Thomas J. Woods, Marietta; Mrs. Willie Fox, Pauls Valley; Oliver Shoemate, Pauls Valley; Thomas Lee Thacker, Charles L. Thacker, Le toy Thacker and Violet Lee Thacker, all of Pauls Valley.
Patrol Troopers Jack Herbert and Lloyd Matthews, gave this report:
The truck of Henry T. Stevenson, a farmer who lives near Rush Springs, stalled on U. S. Highway 77 three-fourths of a mile west of Pauls Valley about 9 p. rn. The truck carried clearance lights on the rear end to warn approaching traffic with a flashlight while Stevenson pushed the truck off the road.
An automobile driven by Woods collided with Stevenson’s truck. In the car were Mrs. McNath, Mrs. Fox and Shoemate.
Police officers from Pauls Valley set out flares. A truck driven by Marvin Clifton Garren of Dallas, Tex., passed by slowly, then an automobile hit it from the rear. In it were the five Thackers.
Garren, Stevenson and David were not hurt.
The patrol said traffic deaths for December now total 12 and for the year, 482. This is exactly IOO more than at the same time in 1945.
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PLAN FOR MEMORIAL AT OLD EISENHOWER HOME
ABILENE, Kas., Dec. 13.—(ZP)— Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s family home is going to be preserved as the center of a proposed $1,000,000 memorial to him and to the United States armed forces.
C. M. Harger, Abilene editor and president of the Eisenhower memorial foundation, said today the memorial would include an entire block in which the old two--n-
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Operators Stop Work After Union Rejects Report Of Arbitration Board
OKLAHOMA CITY, Der. 13, (A*)—The Oklahoma corporation commission today authorized an emergency increase of fares for the Oklahoma Railway company, to two tokens for 15 cents, and there were indications this might bring an end to a work stoppage which halted all street car and bus service here today.
Burrell Michealis, president of the local, said a decision on what union officers would do about the situation awaited a conference with an international officer, C. L. Aber, who arrived from Kansas City.
Michealis said he called a 2 a. rn. meeting today to read to the members the report of an arbitration board which recommended a 5-cent an hour increase rather than the 20-cent hike the union asked.
Felt Award Not Fair “After the men heard the report, they were dissatisfied with the award, thought it was not fair and voted to continue meeting,” said Michealis.
Union members then elected four of their number as a committee to handle any dealings with the Oklahoma Railway company. They emphasized they were not on strike. Members of the commit tee are V. R. Mellot. V. L. Mill cr, E. E. Pope and A. F. Yeager.
Mellott, spokesman, said:
“For six months we had hop ed to avert this action because of the hope the arbitration board would give the men a decent raise. It is ridiculous what they have offered us.”
A meeting of union members continued at the Municipal auditorium.
In discussion among civic leaders at City Hall, a suggested basis for getting service resum ed was for the city council to ask the corporation commission to give a speedy hearing to the com pany’s request for a higher fare Said Mayor Robert A. Hef ner:
“So far the city officially has been an on-looker in connection with this request (the fare-hike). On the basis of what facts I have at present I do not know wheth er any official action by the city would be tantamount to our ask ing the commission to approve an increase which the public would have to pay.”
Railway company office workers. who belong to the railroad brotherhood of clerks, reported for duty.
School, Business As Usual City taxicabs were busy. Schools continued in session and major downtown business firms reported business as usual.
Officials of the Oklahoma Gas Sc Electric Co., notified early, sent company automobiles out for key employes. By the time the cars could get there the employes were gone, either in their own cars, or with other employes in a revival of wartime “automobile riding clubs.”
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., held company cars in readiness for emergency transportation, but full crews, both local and long distance, arrived in plenty of time.
Both Armour Sc Co., and Wilson & Co., the city’s major packers reported full crews on the job.
Fred Shaw. postmaster, said that all mail delivery employes arrived promptly, and that carriers who ordinarily ride the street cars to the starting point of their routes “were taken out this morning in the armv trucks we have for emergency service.”
REA Loans Total 30 Million in Slate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—> —Twenty-six cooperatives and one power company in Oklahoma have received $30,000,000 in loans from the Rural Electrification Administration since it was established in 1935.
Two-thirds of the funds were used to construct 18,000 miles of lines to serve 44,000 farms and other rural consumers in 67 counties.
Last year the REA approved loans totaling more than $10,-000,000 for Oklahoma Rural Coops to provide power and light and 17,000 additional farm and non-farm rural homes in the state.
Of those consumers, nearly 2,-000 are in unelectrified areas of nine southeastern counties — Atoka, Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Sequoyah.
In the nine counties, 19.000 of the 21.000 farms are without power line service.
WOODWARD. Dec. 13. <**> Woodward county Hereford breeders have organized an association. Fred Ellers was nam 'd president, Veldon Swigart vice president, and J. D. Edmondson, secretary-treasurtr.
U.N. Urges Members To Break Relations With Franco Spain
Assembly Tosses Hot Issue Into Lops of Its 54 Members; Britain to Recoil Ambassador From Madrid Very Shortly; Spain Silent os Yet
By LARRY HAUCK
NEW YORK. Dec. 13.—(AP) The United Nations general assembly today tossed one of its hottest issues into the laps of its 54 members by recommending withdrawal of ambassadors and ministers from Franco Spain and a British spokesman immediately announced his country would “very shortly” recall its ambassador from Madrid.
A government source in London said Sir Victory Mallet, Brit’sh ambassador to Spain, would be recalled in accord* ance with the U. N. resolution declaring the Franco govern*
..... Oment to be a “Fascist regime.”
The informant said the Franco government to be a “Fascist regime.” The informant said D. F. Howard would be designated British charge d’affaires in Madrid and that the embassy probably would be reduced to th? status of a legation.
In Madrid a Spanish foreign ministry spokesman said it was “too early” for comment, on the UN assembly vote. No official Spanish comment on the UN vote was experted until after the regular cabinet meeting, scheduled for 5 p. rn. today.
Some Refrain from Voting Diplomats rn Madrid who would be affected by the UN resolution include ministers from the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, which voted against the UN resolution, and the Netherlands and Turkey, which abstained from voting. All other UN diplomatic missions in Spam are headed by charges d’affaires, some of whom have the personal rank of ministers but not of ministers ph mpotentiary.
The United States has had no ambassador at Madrid since the return of Norman Armour.
By recommending that all member nations immediately recall the ambassadors and ministers from Madrid, the UN prepared for a showdown on its powers to enforce decisions.
To strengthen its recommendation for action, the assembly included a clause asking all members to report w'hat action they had taken. It was the assembly's f| st concrete action against the Falangist regime during its long and bitter debates over what to do with a man who once aligned himself with Hitler and Mussolini.
With serious mien, Bernard M. Baruch addresses UN Atomic Energy Commission at Lake Success, N. Y., warning against delay in outlawing atomic warfare. He urged adoption of his plan for control of atomic energy.
Pauley Puts Blame Squarely on Russia For Manchuria Ads
Soys Destruction, Removal Of Foodstuffs and Machinery Wrecked Industry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. (ZP)— Edwin W. Pauley, President Truman’s reparations representative, puts squarely on Russia the “major responsibility” for the “wrecked condition” of Manchurian industry.
Destruction that accompanied Soviet confiscation and removal of foodstuffs and machinery, Pauley declares in a formal report to President Truman, indicate there were “long-range strategic reasons” behind the Russian action.
The report was dated Nov. 12 and has now been distributed to some congressmen.
“The chaos causc»d by the Soviets,” the report said, “has produced a condition of instability both politically and economically w'hich will take a long time to correct. It left a populace cold, hungry and full of unrest.”
With its abundant natural resources and industrial plants, Pauley continued, Manchuria would have been the logical point to begin the rehabilitation of China.
Pauley, who made an inspection trip to Manchuria last June and July, said “$2,000,000,000 is considered to be a conservative estimate of the damage” to Manchuria resulting from the Soviet occupation.
“The difference in condition of the Manchuria industrial plant between Japanese surrender and the dates the Pauley mission made its survey is appaling,” the report said.
“How much of the wrecked condition is a* direct result of Soviet removals and how' much may be ascribed to pillage, civil war, and other indirect consequences of the Soviet occupation can not be accurately determined. In any case, the Soviet government must bear the major responsibility.”
Pauley said “the excuse that the articles removed wrere in the nature of ‘war booty’ and w’ere desperately needed to replace damage caused by the German invasion at home does not fully cover the situation.”
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. T President Truman today signed an executive order giving federal employes throughout the country a half-dav holiday on Tuesday. Dee. 24, Christmas Eve. The hoi iday on Christmas Day itself is provided for in standing regula-i tions.
Conference Called On Farm Roads
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. lo -
(ZP)—State Senate President Pro-Tem port Designate James C Nance, Purcell, has announced meeting Monday of state sena tors, house members and count, commissioners to discuss “taste! and cheaper” ways of building farm-to-market roads in Okla horn a.
Nance said much discontent with the present farm-to-marke program had been expressed be cause of delay in developing th* federal program and bec. use ©1 the great expense in road build mg occasioned by high federa standards.
COURT TOLD JAP OFFICIALS DIDNT BAN TORTI RES
TOKYO, Dec. 13. OP)—Thi prosecution today introduced i series of former secretary o state Hull’s protests to the’ Jan a nose government to show tha Hideki Tojo and his 26 felloe war crimes defendants knew o Japanese atrocities.
Associate Prosecutor Pedro Lo pc/ of the Philippines told th< tribunal the Japanese govern ment at no time took any actior against the perperators of tor titres and murders in the Philip pines. He said Japanese atroc: ties there caused 131,000 Amen can and Filipino deaths.
Soaring temperatures thin ou' the air and affect flying in thr*< ways: takeoff is lengthened. rat* of climb is lowered, stallinj speed is raised.
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Lorn Wheeler figured
maybe he’d git Junior a electric train fer Christmas, but decided he might as well buy a real railroad system fer less money.
If th’ wolf ever fits in our door we ll eat ’im in quick order.