Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 15, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 205
ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1946
Council In Statement About Milk
Explains Action Banning "Grade A Pasteurised* Until Change Made
Every year through the late fall, winter and early spring, the milk consumer in Ada has been buying milk labeled “grade A pasteurized” and has been getting milk which is actually “ungraded pasteurized** milk. The reason is that there just is not enough grade A milk produced in this area during this part of the year; «nd the reasons that enough is not produced during this part of the year are: (I) Uncontrolled breeding, so that most cows come fresh in the spring. Actually there is a surplus of grade A milk curing the summer. (2) There is not enough difference in price between grade A milk and ungraded milk to encourage enough producers to qualify for grade A production A farmer will not spend $1,000 to improve his facilities unless he feels that he will bf' paid enough more for grade A milk to justify his expense. Furthermore, the consumption of milk has doubled in Ada during the la*t five years,
The health authorities and the city council are of the opinion that, if “ungraded pasteurized” milk ii sold in Ada, it should lie so labeled—and not labeled ' grade A pasteurized.”
They have therefore ordered the distributors of such milk by December 23 to place caps on such milk labeled “ungraded pasteurized” and that it is no longer to be labeled “grade A pasteurized.” The quality of the milk will be as good as previously. The health authorities will exercise' strict supervision to see that the milk is properly pasteurized.
The authorities have given such distributors until April I to begin distributing “grade A pasteurized" milk. They believe that thereafter enough such milk will tx? available the year around if a campaign for controlled breeding ii carried out and if producers z:e paid enough more for grade A milk to encourage them to improve their plants and methods to qualify for grade A production. In order to encourage controlled breeding, the price differential between grade A and ungraded milk will have to be greater in the winter than in the summer.
The following distributors have been selling “grade A raw” milk *nd will continue to do so: Higdon s Jeisey Farm, Welch's Dairy. Cochran's Dairy, Grangers Dairy, Ada Jersey Dairy and Pontotoc County Guernsey Farm. They are properly supervised by the health authorities.
The milk shortage Is statewide. In practically every city, milk mis-Ubeled “grade A pasteurized” is being sold, and it is doubtful whether more than two cities in the state actually are getting
* grade A pasteurized” milk, Ada s milk supply is therefore not any worse* than that of almost ail the other cities of Oklahoma.
The health authorities and the city council have merely decided that “ungraded pasteurized” milk shall be tailed by its right name and that Ada consumers shall no longer be misled by erroneous labels. The authorities will extreme the greatest diligence to see that the milk, although “ungraded,” is properly pasteurized, and that a sufficient supply of
* grade A pasteurized” milk is developed at the earliest possible moment.
Until there is a sufficient sup* Iv of grade A milk, the authorities approve use of “grade A raw” milk of the distributors mentioned above or the “ungraded pasteurized” milk of Goody, Steffens and Markwell.
(Signed): Alfred R. Sugg,
health officer; B. I. Poe. sanitarian. Joe Hensley, H. J. Huddlos-i rn. Vernon Roberts, Charles F. Spencer, M. W. Walker, city councilmen.
FIVE CENTS THE COFT
TRUMAN SLASHES HOUSING CONTROL
Bamefl Burial This Afternoon
A coroner’s jury has returned a verdict of accidental death in
the shooting of Leo Barnett of Coalgate at Coalgate Thursday afternoon County Attorney H. bi. Shirley of Coal county reported Saturday afternoon that no ti.argos have been filed against Rouel McCool.
Deputy Sheriff McCool was employed in Ada before going to Coalgate to become a deputy and at one time was caretaker at the Pound-up bain, north of Ada.
Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon (Sunday) from the Church of Christ in Coalgate at 2:30 o’clock with C. A Magness officiating.
Burial will be in the Coalgate cemetery.
Peevy Avers He's Innocent
Accused of Fast-Talking $ 12,000 Out of Folks On Advertising Directory Racket
MUSKOGEE, Okla., Dec. 14. (/p)—Henry H ubbard (Hub) Peevy, 39, was held under $7,-500 bond in city-federal jail here today following his arraignment on a federal charge of fraudulent use of the mails in soliciting money for advertising directories which he never published.
He is charged with obtaining about $12,000 from more than 700 individuals and firms in 21 cities in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and California.
Peevy was arrested yesterday a1 Pauls Valley, Okla., and pleaded innocent when arraigned at Ada, Okla., before U. S. commissioner Silas Freeman. He is held pending action of the next federal grand jury, which probably will be convened next month. Has Operated in Ada Clyde E. Zurmehly, a chief inspector for the postoffice department, said his office has numerous letters and cancelled checks relating to Peevy’s operations in tin* Oklahoma cities of Frederick, Ada, Seminole, Chickasha, Pauls Valley, Durant, Idabel, Clinton and Anadarko; the Kansas cities of Fort Scott and Hutchinson; Carthage, Mo.; Clarksville and Columbia, Tenn.; Bowling Green, Ky.; New Rochelle anc£ Harrisburg, 111,; Watertown, S. D., and Santa Rosa, Cal.
Peevy is accused of beginning solicitation last April for advertising for directories to he published by "Sooner Publications” of Pauls Valley, where he formerly was employed as a newspaper advertising solicitor.
He had been sought by federal agents since last October and was arrested when he returned to Pauls Valley to attend the funeral of a relative.
Didn’t Pay Helpers Zurmehly said that in Oklahoma City Peevy collected $6,500 with the largest amounts being taken at Chickasha and Pauls Valley,
He said Peevy was a welldressed, personable man, who stayed at the best hotels during his travels and mad# a very favorable impression.
Peevy employed local men, preferably ex-GI’s, as solicitors for the ‘directories, but most of these men never received the pay they were promised, the postal inspector added.
•He said Peevy launched his directory business at Pauls Valley, but that no directory ever was published and no money was refunded. He said Peevy had no facilities for compiling and publishing any directories.
MONTEVIDEO. Uruguay, Dec 14, (A*)—Seamen from the American freighter Richard K. Call, which docked here today, said they had found a substance at sea which is believed to be ambergris valued at $1,000,000.
If the substance proves to be ambergris, Cnpt. Andrew Gavin and his crew of 38 will share in Hie prize. The mass was found floating on the ocean surface rn ar Cape Polonio off the Uruguayan coast. »
Ambergris, a waxy substance from the sperm whale, is used in making perfume,
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SOLDIER VICTIMS OF TRAIN WRECK: GI shoes protrude from the wreckage of a crack passenger train, The Golden Triangle, Pennsylvania Plyer which crashed into scattered cars of two freight trains near Mansfield, Ohio. Fifteen are known dead and many injured. The train was mostly crowded with soldiers who were on their way home for Christmas.—(NEA Telephoto).
Ada Hurries Cheerfully Into Final Pre-Christmas Splurge Of Shopping, Parties, Carols
Churches, Schools Planning Special Programs For Next Few Days
Adam' Plane Goes Wild After They Gel Oui al Lawton
LAWTON, Okla., Dec. 14. -(/Pl —-Mr. and Mrs. Orville Earl Wolfe of Ada alighted from their airplane at the Municipal airport here today, but the plane kept on going.
Mrs. Wolfe accidentally knocked open the throttle as she stepped out and the plane crossed a field, a ditch, two fences, circled hack to the field, spun around in a rnudhole, crashed into a ditch and caught fire.
The Lawton fire department had arrived by this time and put out the blaze. The plane was a Boeing P-17. Tho Wolfes were enroute from Ada to Frederick.
Mrs. E. J. Wolfe, mother of the pilot, said that the couple left Ada about 1:30 p.m. Saturday en route to Frederick where they were going to have the plane numbered.
Wolfe called his mother ‘late Saturday and told her about the accident and said that the plane, one of two which In* owns, was almost a total loss ofter its hairraising solo flight at Lawton.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe were grounded at Lawton municipal airport because of a low ceiling.
Wolfe has been flying for the past 19 years and at the present time is spending an extended vacation at the family home east of Ada. While here, he is receiving medical treatment for some trouble that he has been having with one of his ears.
Christmas preparations Saturday rushed into the final phase, with a swirl of shopping partying, decorating and caroling.
The impossible weather of the first three days of the week changed to permit what one merchant referred to as ‘three Saturdays’—Thursday, Friday and Saturday being favorable and the buyers making the most of it.
Santa Visits Ada a Bit Early, Furnishes Much Needed Tiles
City Officials Puzzled by Find of 400 Feet Of Buried Tile—Putting It to Use in Needed Spot
OKLAHOMA: Partly cloudy
Sunday and Monday except mostly cloudv with occasional light drizzle northeast and north centra; Sunday morning; no decided temperature change Sunday;, slightly warmer Monday east.
Some concrete covered with dirt seems to be almost worthless to mention, but when that concrete is in the form of eight-in h tile the discovery takes on more importance, especially when discovered by the right group of people.
The city has been in dire need of a large amount of concrete tile of any size, but it wasn’t until last week that city employees discovered several hundred feet of the desired material.
It took considerable work to get the tile, but rpore than 300 feet of eight inch tile has been obtained.
Had Never Been Used
The surprising part of the dis-cov ry is that the tile has never been used, but has been under the ground for an undetermined length of time.
When Questioned about the discovery, City Manager W. E. Hansen said that he didn’t want to talk about the tile. After some question^* he confessed that the tile is being obtained from the Chauncey Airport north of Ada.
,*1 cxcavating job to
. ° • anf* it was
reached it was in perfect condition—none the worse for having been underground.
. Some 250 feet of the eight-inch joints were discovered but as work continues more and more has been found and by Saturday afternoon close to 400 feet had been uncovered.
‘‘Why” Still Unanswered
Asked how the tile come to be buried at the airport. Hansen replied, ‘I have only been in Ada about eight weeks and have no idea who put the tile where it was found or how long it had been there.”
Thp tile, however, is being put to a good use as it is being laid at a new location as fast as it can be uncovered. The new resting place Wi oe at the disoosal plant, being laid from the low grounds at the disoosal plant, where watei stands after a large rain. to a creek bed several hundred feet away to drain the area. Hansen says that there mav be enough tile to complete the line that was started Friday morning.
Store Closing Hours
Saturday morning 25 merchants were unanimous in agreement for Ada stores to adopt the following revised store closing schedule beginning Thursday;
Next Thursday, Friday, Saturday and the following Monday, 9 p. rn.; Tuesday (Christmas Eve) 6 p. in.
They also urge buyers to pick up their lay-away purchases before Christmas Eve.
Saturday throngs moved through the stores, moving the buying volume up several more notches, cheerfully making their way through crowded aisles exchanging comments with smiling clerks.
Churches, homes and schools have been busy with parties and will be even busier this week all over the county, and with more groups out caroling the* sweet songs of the Christmastide. .
'I’he First Christian church choir tonight presents a cantata, and a week from today all churches will have special Christmas music.
And the calendar says—seven more shopping days until Christmas.
Dreamboat Pilot Weds
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.-~(/P) — Col. Clarence S. Irvine, 47, pilot of the Pacusan Dreamboat which made a record flight from Honolulu to Egypt last October, and WAC Capt. Ruth Ann Saltzman, 36, obtained a marriage license today.
Captain Saltzman is attached to the army air forces, Pacific air command in Washington. They will be married Monday.
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Pauley Reveals Soviet Threats To U.S. Envoy While in Korea
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, Dee. 14. m -A bizarre story of a heavily-Ijuarded tour in Russian-controlled Korea which produced threats that picture-takers should be shot but wound up in an exchange of daggers with a Soviet general and a farewell vodka dinner was unfolded today in the diary of Reparations Commissioner Edwin W. Pauley.
Pauley’s diary of a six-day inspection trip through the northern (Soviet) zone went to President Truman with a report in which Pauley said it may be Russia’s aim to force a Moscow-dominated government on all Korea before it agrees to withdraw its troops.
The inspection group of 19 Americans was accompanied into northern Korea by a contingent of Russian soldiers armed with
American "Tommy” guns, dwarfing in size the White House se cret service detail.
Tried to Block Talks
The Russians made direct and determined efforts to prevent the Americans from talking to Koreans. Pauley related going to the length of “shouting down” American interpreters.
At one point a Russian general told him that if the Americans did not stop taking pictures "some of us might not even have the opportunity of being sorry we took them.”
Pauley, who wears the title of the President’s personal ambassador, related that he and Col. Gen. I. M. Chistiakov, the Soviet supreme commander in Korea. could not agree at their first conference on the areas the American mission was to visit.
So the U. S. reparations com
missioner tried a little strategy. He sent tin* Soviet general a rid mg crop and found the Russian muel more affable at their next. meeting.
“It was a special one and a very fine one with a thin daggei sword blade inside of it,” Pauley Wrote in his diary, “lr evidently made a great hit and may have caused the change in his at ti tude.”
Later Chistiakov, not to he out done, gave Pauley, “a beautifully finished dagger knife.”
This presentation, Paulev said, was followed by a “typical Russian dinner” at which vodka flowed freely and there was “tim times too much to eat.” Previ chis I y the party had bern guests at a dinner given by General Romanenko, who conducted the
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New Steps Aid Rent Building
Anyone Moy Build for His Own Occupancy, Priorities On Materials Dropped
By STERLING V GREEN
WASHINGTON. Der 14. PIPIT skim t Truman put housing under the decontrol shower tonight, washing away the major OOH trois of Hie Wilson W y att program and ordering new step® to .lid rental construction.
rho $ 10,000 sal»*s price ceiling on nr w homes w as abandon* d
Choking Fog Grips Britain
Worst in Living Memory Ties Up Travel, Sets Off Burst of Thievery
By WILLIAM E. MACKLIN
LONDON. Dec. 14. </P> <— A choking fog, described by the royal automobile association as “the worst in living memory.” held the British Isles and most of northern Europe in its grill for the fifth straight day and gave a Sherlock Holmes setting tonight to new jewel theft mysteries.
Linked by Americans to a Pittsburgh or St. Louis "smog” because of its soot-ladden grime, it snarled air. sea, highway and rail traffic—even the subway trains.
It also complicated the precautionary guarding of Scotland Yard headquarters and historic marble arch which bobbies encircled after anonymous telephone callers threatened to blow up those structures. Scotland Yard declined to link the threats with earlier reports that the Jewish resistance in Palestine might extend its operating to London.
An anonymous letter also was received by the station masters office threatening to blow up Victoria station at 3 p. rn. Police took precautionary measures and the hour passed without incident.
Operating in the “pen souper,” thieves cut the strap of the handbag of the American-born Marquise de Zahara and got away with $22,000 worth of jewels, including a Russian emerald and diamond brooch, a diamond and ruby bracelet and a ruby solitaire ring.
All ship sailings from Southampton, busiest English port, were cancelled. The ll. S. liner America docked 24 hours late at la* Havre. France. The America’s smaller relative, the Washington, docked 20 hours late at Southampton yesterday.
Divers recovered the bodies of two of the three persons who were drowned W'hen their car ran off a dock in the fog at Southampton.
During World War II, psychiatrists found more mental illness among troops led by poor officers than among those led by good officers.
U.N. Assembly Approves Plan For Start on Arms Reduction
Russia Fails ta Get U. S. Atomic Bomb Secrets Laid Open; Final Adjournment May Be Reached Today
By LARRY HAUCK
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.— (AP)—Russia today lost her fight to lay open the American atomic bomb secrets immediately but the United Nations assembly approved a universally acclaimed plan for arms reduction which would, in time, scrap all weapons of mass destruction.
Optimism over the arms program was the keynote as Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov sailed for home with American assurance that international control of atomic energy with step-by-step disclosure of all the facts would be given top priority in the plan to discard arms.
Housing At A Glance
WASHINGTON, Der 14, P-.
Here at .• glance is the new botts* mg pr«nj? .mi announced by Pres* ident Truman tonight:
Anyone mav build a home foe his own occupancy. Until now only veterans could get permits.
Priorities on budding materials will in* dropped.
“Some increase” in non-reT-dentin I construction will be permitted.
The price ceiling is removed on new houses built for sale. It was $10,000.
Where new houses and apartments are built t<> be rented, the rent ceiling for all the units in the project will average $80—— some mar be more and some less. Until now a flat $80 ceiling Was imposed.
The allocation of raw material* to manufacturers of building ma-t**riats may be dropped April I if production continues high
More federal financing will ba given to rental housing
U.N. Accepts Site Where British Hanged Nathan Hale
NEW YORK. Dec. 14 (ZP) The United Nations assembly chose New York City for its permanent headquarters tonight by an overwhelming vote after approving unanimously a universally acclaimed plan for worldwide arms limitation.
By CHARLES MERC ER
NEW YORK. Dec. 14. I/P) On First Avenue they’re measuring tall buildings against the sky— and where a few see shadows cast cross their lives most residents of the area envision a shining new world capitol.
Known locally as "Turtle Bay’* since the days of Washington Irving. the area now bounded bv 42nd and 48th .streets and First Avenue and Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive contains some history
and some irony, if the United Nations settles there.
At the exact renter of the proposed locution, where the United States and Britain with other nations will pursue* peace, the British tried and hanged Nathan Hale as a spy in the war of independence. Nearby, on Sept. 15, 1776, the British landed and took possession of Manhattan to the consternation of General George Washington.
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That Mistletoe Isn't Going To Kill Your Tree, Says Professor
Decorative Semi-Parasite Becoming More Common In Ada Shade Trees in Recent Years
Shopping Days To Christmas
Have you noticed any mistletoe growing on the tree just outside your home? This decorative semi-parasite is becoming quite thick on the atrees here in Ada. Most of us are so accustomed to seeing it that we do not realize just how lucky we are to have it. If we decide to use mistletoe as a Christmas decoration, some have only to do is step outside and gather it from the tree.
People in the New England states and even in the larger towns here in Oklahoma are not so lucky. Every year near the Christmas holidays, thousands of dollars worth of mistletoe are shipped out of this state to tin* Northern and Eastern states. One man near Mountain View (and there are others in the state) has his own "mistletoe farm.”
Leave Buds When Gathering This tree parasite grows readily, but when gathering it from the tree, one has to be careful to leave some buds for future growth.
M. P. Hatchett, botany director at East Central, tells that there is a sticky film covering
the berries, and the general way of spreading mistletoe is done by birds lighting on the berries, getting some of the sticky substance on their feet, and carrying it with its seeds to other trees.
Not All Parasitic Hatchett also said that the parasite does very little harm to the trees.
"Sometimes, it will stunt the growth of a limb from where it grows, on out to the tip. hut I have never seen a tree that has been killed by mistletoe,” he explained.
“You see,” In* went on, “this parasite does not live entirely off of the tree. Although it depends on the host for its water and minerals which are taken from the sap. it has leaves and secures the oxyden under its own power It is only partially parasitic.” Hatchett said that if some enterprising person would take the trouble to study the habits and growth of mistletoe grow his own and a rn a z i n g profits Christmas season
, he could reap some during the Remember,
too, it is Oklahoma's state flower.
The optimism was reflected os far away as Moscow where th** government newspaper Izvestia declared the work of the United Nations and foreign ministers council here had been "fruitful” and "substantial.” The paper said that "one cannot fail to see a sub stantial achievement benefitting the cause of international peace " These developments came after Secretary of State James F Byrnes, British Foreign Secretary Hi • st Bevin and Molotov ad dressed the assembly late last night and early today.
The secretariat gave up hope* of reaching final adiournmefit I » night in the midst of long debate over minor items and announced another plenary session for 2 3*) pm. (KST) Sunday.
The arms reduction program was approved unanimously thi morning amid a wave of applause in the Hushing Meadows Assembly hall.
The 54-member nations then turned down by a vote of *>6 to ii, the Russian demand for an im mediate global census of troop and all armaments to implement a long-range proposal for their reduction to the size of a peace keeping police force,
As Molotov boarded the liner Queen Klizaheth after attending the foreign ministers conferee ** iuid most important U. N. aes sions he commented that results were “as satisfactory to the Soviet delegation as they are to Boother delegations."
West Texas State College Closed
Regents Act When Students Strike Protesting Housing Conditions
CANYON. Tex. Dec. 14. tm A strike by students protesting housing conditions today brought an order from the board of regents closing West Texas Stat** college indefinitely.
The Panhandle college has an enrollment of about 1,300.
Students stayed away from classes yesterday after busine* Manager Virgil Benson ignored an ultimatum to resign. A mass meeting held Thursday night protested that housing facilitie* were inadequate and blamed Henson.
President A. J. Hilt today said the housing situation “was ju* t like everywhere else.” ll#* said it was bad, but compared with other colleges and tow ns, it wa “average ”
The hoard of regents todav ordered the school closed “until further notice.” (.’losing not ic* were posted on bulletin boards 6
CAUSE FOR STOMACH ACHE
LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (ZP) General hospital physicians diag nosed the ailment of Richard (a e, 18, as stomach ulcers until an X ray picture disclosed la* had swallowed two bedsprings and parts of a thermometer. .
The bedsprings are the small type used in bunks.
and the $80 a month rental ceiling liberalized. The priority system «>n building materials wax junked. I he w av was cleared for anyone, veteran or not. to build a house for his own occupancy with government permrs-stun.
I arn determined that a vigorous housing program will continue to be carried out in 1947,’* said a presidential statement.
Truman Wants Results "The techniques we will urn are those that will work today. I am interested in results and I am convinced that this 1947 program will produce result*”
I he art ion follow * d in large part the recommt ndations of real estate and con truction industry leaders who contended that more homes would bi* built without government restrictions than with th* rn,
Every control Mr Truman removal r* pre coted a reversal of the program advocated by Wyatt, form* r mayor of louisville. Ky „ Winn quit hi t vc. **k as housing expediter when the White Hou^t would n«*t give him tile authority and tighter rub s he want *d.
Th* pre* .dent said that the reconstruction finance corporation wit continue to assist produces fit prefabricated housing and industrially built dwelling components it will do so “when it is warranted ”
Decisions t0 mc
I’he RFG financing matter wax one particularly in dispute W\ -att wanted power to direct RFC! to make prefabricated loans Ho had a kid for some $60,000,000 in such loan and gotten about $4,000,000, The president apparently settled that point final-Iv by putting it up to RFG ta determine what is 'warranted * The president fixed no specific housing goal for 1947 Wyatt * objective was 2 500,090 unit# started in 1940 an I 1947. of w hic n 1,200,000 were to be under way this year Prospects are that something over 1,000,000 will be under way bv the year’s end Several questions remained Unanswered in the presidential announcement. A major one wa*: What happens to the approximately 500.O00 homes now under construction which builders promised to offer to veterans at a certain price?
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