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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma FO, th. ov.rog.    it    seem,    th.,    th.    tK>ub|.    with    9iyin9    awy    9,oup    ,B0B9h    rop.    ho.9    itM|,,, ^ th. s„,era| p|lk|ic,f .   a|j#    ^    ^    ^    ^    ^ ‘mTmmT9m———-  -—-  —---^       _____ lwri|« Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation THE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION Tennessee Town Scene Of Shooting Negro Shoots Two Officers, Starts Gunplay in Which Two Others Wounded MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Dec. 36 {/py—A negro who shot two officers and touched off gunplay in which two others were wounded was removed from a house in which he had barricaded himself this afternoon, after the place had been under siege more than an hour. The unidentified negro, who became berserk and went on a shooting rampage while under questioning at police headquarters. w as removed apparently not badly wounded. The man was taken from the house and quickly driven away in an automobile by police officers. Before the negro was taken from the besieged house a crowd of between 150 and 200 white men had surrounded the place. The two officers w'ere wounded while they were questioning the negro at the police station. Murfreesboro is 31 miles south of Nashville. Police Chief Wounded Chief of Police N. W. Powers was one of the officers wounded at the police station. Powers said Policeman Herbert McClanahan was the first to be wounded. He said he believed McClanahan was dead but this could not be verified immediately. Sheriff Earl Knight of Rutherford county w as struck by shotgun pellets during the shooting around the house. Fire Chief Buck Qualls was seen to fall behind the house but it could not be determined quickly whether he was seriously hurt. i ailed “Half Crazy” Powers said the negro, whom Fe described as "half crazy,” had been picked up in a store charged with stealing and taken to the I' dice station for questioning. Policeman McClanahan was in the basement with the negro, Powers said. When he. Powers, •tarted through the city hall, which houses the police station, the negro came up from the basement running and firing. Powers said the negro wounded him and the sheriff said he in turn emptied his pistol at the berserk prisoner. Another policeman. William Chambliss, likewise started shooting at the negro, who continued into the street. The negro stooped a motorist and got in the car, hut changed his mind and left the vehicle. Then he darted into a house three blocks from city hull, where he was besieged. The negio tried once to leave the house by a back door but reheated back into the house under heavy fire. Officers began preparing a fire house to flood the place. Commissioner Lynn Bomar of the state highway patrol and Colonel Milgon Butler, commander of the state guard left Nashville tor Murfreesboro shortly after noon. Fireworks Result In Beating, Fine Youngster Finds It Doubly Costly to Explode Firecrackers Downtown It fust doesn t pay to shoot fire crackers, and especially downtown One youngster was arrested by police Saturday night for setting off fireworks. But before the police got to the yotmgstei another boy, who was lust a little larger than the fust, didn t like tin* idea of fire crack cr* going off under his feet ani he proceeded to tie int * the first youngster. The second boy gave the first a fair thrashing before police arrived at the scene. The police took the first youngster to the police station where he was fined $5— it might have been more if he had not taken such a thrashing. City Council Invites Public To Join Discussion Tonight of Proposal The city council wull meet to night at 7:30, and invites all citi /.ens who have any business to bring before the council to be present. The council will consider an ordinance to prohibit the sale of fireworks within the city after January 31. This time limit will enable businessmen to get rid of their present stock of fireworks. The ordinance would prohibit the shooting of fireworks anywhere within the city limits after its passage. The old ordinance now in effect permits the shooting of fireworks in the city outside the fire limits. The councilman who has prepared this ordinance says that much damage to life and property has resulted from fireworks, and that many leturned veterans have seen and heard so much fireworks in the heat of battle that they are much disturbed by the noise of fireworks. Fireworks are also particularly disturbing to older folk. The ordinance would also .prohibit the discharge of firearms within the city limits. Deaths have resulted over the nation by youngsters and older people innocently discharging guns in crowded areas. People have been disturbed and frightened by the whine of .22 rifle bullets within the city of Ada. Any persons for or against the passage of this ordinance are invited to be present at the council meeting tonight. The council cannot give the kind of government the citizens want unless they let- the councilmen know what they want, they explain. Relief Promised In West Washington Freezing Weather After Snow Brings Hope to Flooded Areas t SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 16 (At Freezing weather following a two hour long snow flurry brought western Washington’s wa to-logged residents today the weather bureau's cheering word that the worst of the past week's floods "is definitely over.” Tho week long flood waters which at times lapped at house eaves throughout the White River valley south of Seattle and stood lo feet deep over the Longlines race track were repel ted generally rodding. As the waters fell, however, new leportn of damage continued to come in. A 150-yard wide slide severed traffic on a main artery between Renton and Mali «vaUty .. The approach to a Kenton bridge was swept away and the bridge itself partially undermined by debris. In neighboring Oregon a Willamette* river floor crest swirled over the fertile farmlands of western Oregon’s great middle valley and into the streets of Salem, the state capital. The water was above flood level the length of the 120 airline miles from the river headquarters near Eugene to Portland. 8 Pages FIVE CENTS THE COPY United Nations Assembly Has Ended Historic Session With Move Toward Outlawing War New Housing Program Is Minus Priorities, Ceilings Non-Residential Construction to Be Boosted, Floor Home Spoce Limited, Private Enterprise Pushed MEXICAN INDIANS IN PICTURESQUE 48-IIOUR DANCE: Photograph above inaugurating new seyen-rmnute telephoto transmission of pictures between Monterrey, Mexico, and the U S shows Matachmesc Indians in their annual celebration of th,- unnivcrrary of the miracle of Virgin of Telephoto^’ cos Patlon saint. I he traditional dance of the Matachinese lasts 48 hours.—(NEA Court to Hear Lewis Appeal Agrees to Consider Appeol Of Lender, UMW Against Contempt Conviction PLANE MISSING SINCE FRIDAY—NVE MYRTLE BEACH. S. C., Dec 16. T*-Army officials Continued * search today for a smglo-cn-Kined A7-6 training plane with l*o men aboard, missing since Friday. Col. Glenn C. Nye of the Myrtle Beach army air base said the plane left there Friday on a rbutine non-stop training flight over Fort Bragg, N. C., and Camp LeJeune. N. C. In the craft were Lt. J. R Mathews of Okarche. Okla.. and Ut. R. K. Holcombe of Trenton X. J. Weather Blocking Search for Plane SEATTLE. Dec. 16, <*»-Weather-weary searchers renewed their virgil today for a break in the elements that would Hermit them to comb the slopes of Mount Rainier for the missing marine corps transport plane which vanished in a storm last rue sr I ay with 32 men aboard. I h*if Hie l<»ftv 14.408 foot peak was still th# most likely locale for the missing plane wan indicated early this morning when a small band of coast guardsmen and others returned from checking a report that plane wreckage had been sighted 12 miles east of Eatonville, a small community 3.3 miles southeast of Tacoma   _  ...-- CIO TO MEET AT O. C. OKLHAOMA CITY. Dec. 16, —A state convention of CIO union officials will he held here Jan. 18 and Iii, Joe Dernoncourt, regional director for Oklahoma and Arkansas, said today. Allen Haywood, CIO vice president in charge of organizational activities, will be one of the speakers. aweather! Oklahoma — Few' light snow flumes and decidedly codder tonight lowest 20 northern border to 32 southeast; clearing and much colder Tuesday, preceded t v snow* flurries southeast; strong northerly winds tonight, diminishing Tuesday. Shopping Doys To Christmas By PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON, Dee. 16.—(/P) The supreme court today agreed to consider a ten-point appeal filed by John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers against their contempt conviction and fines of $3,510,000 growing out of the 17-day coal strike. Tim high tribunal one week ago granted a jfbvernment request for a final, "authoritative” ruling on whether Federal District Judge T. Alan Goldshorough had proceeded correctly when he attempted to head off the strike with a restraining order which Lewis ignored. Today’s action puts -both sides formally before the* supreme court as spell ants—both requesting a final derision on the law points raised by the government and those presented by Lewis and the union. I he court will hear arguments for each side on January 14. Among the ten quesiions for derision raised by Lewis and the union were: Were the fines excessive and so high that they violated the U. S. constitution? Did Goldsborough-have power to issue the restraining order in view of the bans by the Norris-La Guardia and Clayton acts on the issuance of court orders in labor disputes? This restrainer called on Lewis to withdraw his notice that the union’s contract to dig coal was terminated. Lewis chose to ignore it. Could Goldsborough extend the temporary restraining order for an extra ten days as he did without the consent of Lewis? Did Goldsborough admit “prejudicial and irrevalent” testimony? The justice department’s petition contended the two acts do not apply to the government. The department said the government acted as a sovereign seeking to protect the interests of the people, and the nets apply to private employers only. Night Burglaries In Ada and Atoka Hay Be Connected Ada city police and Atoka authorities are working together in an effort to obtain information about two burglaries in Ada and one in Atoka early Monday morning. The Green Spray and Dotson’s markets on East Main street were entered between midnight and 3 a m. Monday morning and a drug store in Atoka was burglarized between 4 and 7 a.m. Monday. Police Chief Quinton Blak** suspects that there were three-persons involved in the burglaries in Ada. An investigation Monday morning revealed that the Green Spray was entered through the roof, and the building was apparently lqft in the same fashion. Nothing was reported missing from the store. After not finding anything to take, tl^e burglars went across the next roof and in a professional manner entered the building through a ventilator. Nothing is reported missing at the Dotson store. Authorities believe that the Ada burglars had plenty of time to get to Atoka and burglarize ai drug store there. Chief Blake said that he had been informed that the Hexixll drug store was entered and some 300 morphine tablets are reported missing. -——_4i—— ................... Read Th-* News Classified Ads. Japs Failed To Kill Him Soldier Who Survived Beheading Blow Lives to Testify Against Warlords TOKYO, Dec. 16. (A5)—An Australian soldier who lived to crawl from his jungle grave told the international war crimes tribunal today how* the Japanese had botched the job of beheading h^m. Testimony of the witness, Colin Fleming Brim, 23, of Sidney, opened the final phase of the prosecution’s long citee against 27 wartime Japanese leaders. Tin* trial begari last June 3. Bi ion said ho was taken to a clearing in jungles near Singapore early In 1042, was told in English ‘you are going to meet your god,’ and was forced to sit on the edge of his grave, blindfolded and with his wrists Med behind him. A Japanese officer, sword in hand, pushed Brien’s head forward, then— "After a few seconds, I felt a heavy, dull blow on the back of my neck. I fell over on my right side, then lost consciousness. When I regained consciousness, I was lying at the bottom of the grave underneath some wooden palings and clods of earth. I had a large wound in the back of my jK’<’kj ^ and was covered with He .said he never had been given any form of trial, nor been charged with any offense. With his feet, he dislodged the earth piled upon him, Brien testified, and struggled from the pi ave?. Eventually he reached Singapore, only to be imprisoned by Japanese until the end of the war. Australia’s prosecutor, Mr. Justice Alan James Mansfield of Queensland, named wartime Premier Hideki Tojo and ll other defendants as responsible for atrocities against allied prisoners of war and internees. (row Bombing Has 20,000 Casualties FRATT, KSS.. Dec. 16, UP) The year’s first crow bombing in Kansas has resulted in an csti mated bag of 20,000 crows. I lie estimate was made by Davy Leahy, game director, who said a act irs of 350 bombs, car lying a total load of about 2.-500 pounds of No. 7 steel shot were set off in a roost six miles northwest of Byers in Stafford county. The operation was carried out at the request of farmers who reported extensive damage to crops. Army, Navy Expect Cuts Ask for Larger Shore Of Notional Budget, Brace For Deep Slashes By EDWARD E. ROMAR WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. HF— The army and navy. while asking officially for an increased $14,000,000,000 share in th.* national budge t, actually are bracing for deep cuts in national de Tense funds for the next fiscal year Expecting notice of a first sharp cut probably ting week when President Truman’s budget message is put into final shape for submission to congress, the war department particularly has been urging ruthless trimming by all branches of the army. Staff conferences have been advised to look for proposals in congress to slash war and navy funds as much as 40 percent. Gen. Jacob L. Devers and Lt. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, among others, have predicted attempts to cut combined expenditures of the two .services from the current $13,000,000,000 to as little as $8.-000,000,000 for the fiscal year beginning next July I. Collins told a reporter today the fugures werfc based on postelection talk of republican loaders rather than on word from the White House, where war and navy department chiefs were advised last month they must be prepared for sharply pared down allotments. The earlier budget estimates of tile services were submitted before the election gave impetus to the economy trend. The war department, with costly overseas occupation commitments even though tho army’s size is being steadily reduced, asked for some $8,500,000,000 compared with this year’s appropriation of $7,200,000,000. The navy asked for an Increase from about $4,600,000,000 to approximately $6,OOO,(KIO,OOO. Carryover funds swelled amounts available for actual outlays this year to some $1.3,000.-000.000. — ■»-—— FIND BODY IN RED RIVER IDABEL, Okla., Dee IU, MS A fisherman Sunday discovered the body of Jim Williams. 40, Millerton. Okla., floating in Red River seven miles from his fishing camp near Valliant where he disappeared Nov, 30. It was believed Williams drowned after his boa) overturned. —  a. By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. M*>— The government prepared today to boost non-residential construction by perhaps 40 percent, put a floor-space limit on new homes, and give private enterprise a much bigger say-so in fighting the housing shortage. With these as policy guides laid down bv President Truman, officials set out to run a housing program minus priorities and price ceilings—a program which was catching brickbats from Wilson Wyatt’s admirers and bouquets from the building industry. One of Wyatt’s chief aides, Norton Long, prepared to take the cue of his former chief and resign as deputy housing expediter. He denounced Mr. Truman’s new housing policy as "not a program at all” but a bid for a "boom and bust” in real estate. Climaxing a series of White House huddles, Mr. Truman on Saturday night wiped out the $10,000 ceiling on the selling price of new houses and announced that any citizen can build a home for himself—a right that for ll months only veterans have enjoyed. Will Stress Rental Units Nevertheless the president said the new program will be a “vigorous one," with the government stressing rental housing. The whole new program, with emphasis shifting from federal con ti el to business initiative, "will produce results.'* he promised Henceforth, Mr. Truman rul- Council to Work On Program for Army, Armament Limit Session Ends With Harmony That Wos Absent When Meetings Begon By JOHN A. PARRIS. Jr. NEW YORK. Dec. 16 (AV-The United Nations assembly turned over to the 11-member security council today the monumental aKiHiMuw.    task of setting into motion a pro- The floor-space limit apparent- ^J’am for reducing the armies of U/lll run n , • I CAA _______ the U/OrM nr»H rind rr,inn<f ♦ W _ cd. only “a few raw* materials” will be allocated—that is, channeled into housing—and anyone who wants to build a home for his own occupancy may do so by getting a simple government permit. This will limit the floor area but will set no ceiling price and require no inspection or building standards. Iv will run about 1.500 square feet in the private judgment of two top-ranking housing officials Under the former $10,000 cei,-ings. the average house contained only 800 to 1.000 square feet. Ought To Produce More Frank W. Cortnght. executive vice president of the national association of home builders, said he believes that a “very nice house” of 1.500 square feet can he built for around $15,000 in high building cost areas. Cortright added that now “we ought to produce more houses than we ever could under the federal controls we’ve been slaving under.” He predicted that many moderately priced houses would be erected along with the higher-cost ones, because low'-priced homes are “bread and butter’’ to many builders. Store, factory anti other non housing construction which competes with housing for materials Soon will be increased, housing officials, said. Some of them forecast that the present limit of $.35,000,000 a week over the conn try will he shoved up to perhaps $50,000,000 as of Januat v I, it Jump of more than 40 percent. 'Too Lafe', Say Republicans Of Industry-Labor Proposals Valentine, Enemy Of Under World, Dies af New York Tough Police Commissioner Drove Mony Out of City Or Under Cover AMERICANS CHARGED AS TRAITORS: Robert II. Rest. 56. left, , ...    .    -    ----------    ......mui i ncM, nil. leu, U J    ll arc pictured leaving U. S. marshal’s ,    J!? Washington, D. C., following their arraignment as trni- %1^1‘ir lj /Wn J? v    Germany, to answer charges that they KX°d (NEA Telephoto)?0*1*    b°'h    mfn    P'eadcd    n°l NEW YORK, Dec. 16.—(/P>— Lewis J. Valentine. 64. w*ho came back from “exile” in a remote Brooklyn precinct to give New York criminals their toughest years as a hard-hitting police commissioner, died today at Long Island College hospital after a long illness. Valentine resigned as commissioner Sept. 6, 1945, after ll years of service. At the request of General Douglas MacArthur he went to Japan shortly afterward to aid in the reorganization of the civilian police system there. On bis return he resumed bis radio pro gram “Gangbusters,” which he continued until recently. A native of Brooklyn, fie joined the New York police force iii 1903, at tile age of 21. For ten years tie pounded a I eat, then did a good Job on the "shoofly" squad, routing grafters from tile ranks of his fellow cops. His work won him promotions —and many an enemy. Brushes with Tammany Hall led to demotions, bitter personal disappointments and eventual "exile” to the fringes of Brooklyn. From this relative obscurity, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia picked him in 1934 to become $12,500-a-year-c o in in la s i o n cr of New York’s 18,000-man police forc*\ In his first six years in office he fired 300 policemen, rebuker 3,-000, fined 8,000. He was even harder on crooks Now famous at police headquarters is his remark when a natty, well-groomed criminal was put in the line-up: "He’s the best dressed man in this room. Don’t be afraid to muss ’em up. Blood should be smeared all over that velvet collar.” Under Valentine and w*th the aid of LaGuardia and then District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey, slot-machine gangs, gambling rings, white slavers and meddling politicians were largely either driven out of the city or under cover. PONCA CITY, Dec. 16, U*-Hundreds of Christmas gifts, to be presented to .service men who are in hospitals, were collected at an American Legion open house in the "gifts for the Yanks who gave” campaign. Married nu n purchase 44 percent of their gifts for their wives. 1 Bequest Tho! Congress Go Easy on Labor Reforms Too Late, Leaders Assert By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. (AT An industry-labor proposal that congress narrow* promised labor law reforms to let unions and management seek peace on their own drew a ‘too late” response today from republican ranks on Capitol Hill. The proposal came from a committee representing the AFL. the CIO, the National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce. But Rep. Clarence Brown (R-Ohio). a leading candidate for the post of house majority leader in the new congress, told a reporter that recurring strikes mean new labor legislation is inevitable. "These recommendations come in at a pretty late date.” Brown declared. "If these people have tho answer to their difficulties why haven’t they used it bv now or if they have used it, w*hv hasn’t it worked?” Brown thus echoed statements from jollier GOB leaders who said privately last week that a bill calling for compulsory arb! (ration of all disputes affecting the public interest will he pics scil soon after the lawmakers convene. But the industry-labor com mittee—set up last year as an advisory group to the labor de-,~    „    .    ....    ,    . partment, came out in opp.,si-    h b'“nn of the J1™"* lion to any such law as well as to I    weapons    of    m„, the creation of any new coy, , „ I , L    L    ,th? "*uIiUr cement "super machinery" for de I*,, A, >    «    Usk laying with .strikes.    (mit m.u-hmrrv for putting the Instead it said the govern    I P 2    . ment's role should be limited to    #.    ,7,.    t)    "    ‘    ,,    \ear-long "one of voluntary mediation" j Sh'to tr.n he^ F?J??, through the labor department s    J    avul    v'd!L p,/v few7n    th^U existing conciliation service. Tf    kc in    ui« k the world and destroying the mass destructive weapons of war. Ending an historic eight-weeks* session at 12:44 a. rn. (EST), the top diplomats of 54 nations gave the world its first concrete hope for outlawing war and then headed for home after writing another chapter in man’s long search for peace. The n**xt regular meeting will be held in New* York next Sept. 16, but the assembly may be called into special session in six months t approve world-wide arms reductions which the security council is to plan in detail. Fledge Real Support In the vaulted gold-and-blue assembly hall at Flushing Meadow Park, the world’s diplomats gave a solemn pledge that their countries would support immediate steps to reduce their armed forces and prohibit the use of the atomic bomb. This was regarded as the most significant achievement of the assembly, which met in the United Stall's for the first time and selected a Manhattan skyscraper site for its permanent home But almud equally significant was the attainment of virtually unanimous agreement among delegates, a unanimity that had been conspicuously lacking since the United Nations was born. First Full Agreement For the first time since hostilities ended, delegates agreed there was an increase in cooperative .spirit between Soviet Russia and the western powers. I'here was evidence in some respects of a softening of Russian policy and the diminishing of Soviet suspicions. Delegates agreed generally that U. S Secret,!! v of Stall* James F, Byrnes conli Bruted greatly to this by dis-Closing Voluntarily the number and position of American troops on foreign soil information that Russia fought unsuccessfully to have every nation give to the UN. This advancement in United Nations relations was keynoted by Warren R Austin, chief of the U. S. delegation in the closing hours of the session. "Starting with the ink and paper charter.” Austin told fellow delegates, "we progressed from positive disagreement and skepticism as to the solution of the great problems confronting us. tm a newly discovered harmony—to almost unanimous agreement. I think that we have established the essential reality of the United Nations.** And in ti ibute to the small nations, Austin declared that "the assembly has proved its power to promote unanimous agreement among the groat nations on these things that tic sn important for the future of mankind.” It was against a backdrop of a borderless map of the world— symbol of the on** world that man is seeking that delegates in plenary decision I. Disarmament - Unanimous- 1\. the .t • mids appt oved a resolution calling f<»r a far-reaching arms limitation program, including tho reduction of armed fore**** anc! tho prohibition of the atomic lion made these major -__________ It suggested wider use of voluntary ar bitration clauses in worker-em* plover contracts. TOKYO’S VAST ARMY OF RATS TO BE REDUCED TOKYO, Dec. 16. (.‘7*>—Tokyo’s 25,000,000 rats, flourishing in the ruins and rubbiseh left by bombings, are in for a tough siege. The U. S. army surgeon’s office today launched a drive to exterminate the husky brown Nor-way-tvpe rodents which have had things pretty much their own way in the city during the war Anti-rat ammunition w’as doled out to all army units in the city—6,000 traps and 200.000 packages of a poison which give.^ rats pleurisy, fatal in 12 hours. PONCA CITY, Ive. 16, UP Roy C. Johnson, Newkirk, was re-elected president of the northern Oklahoma council of Boy Scouts. American Indians dug pits for collecting oil hundreds of years before Edwin L. Drake sunk his first shaft. curdy council. ll TH* PESSIMIST Hr Huh Alaska. Mm In th’ business world it** money that talks, but it’s figures that count. —OO— These days th’ only sugar a lot o’ folks have is th’ one they mat l ied. ;

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