Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 17, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Member: Audit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 207
City Plans To Seek Better Parking Meter
Bons Sole and Discharge Of Fireworks Here, Begins Anti> Rat Moves
Business was in order at the regular Monday night meeting of the City Council. One ordinance was passed and other business matters were handled at the meeting.
City Manager W. E. Hansen reported that he is dissatisfied wito the parking meters that are being used in Ada and is making a search for a meter that functions better than the make in use here.
He and some of the councilmen are planning to make a trip to Seminole and McAlester to in* vestigate the meters being used successfully by those two cities.
Too Many Out of Order
It was reported that 22 meters of the number in operation arc not working; when one meter is fixed, others stop operation, but as a whole the number out of order is too large for the number being used.
An application by the city was filed Monday with the CAA making a request for any airport funds that might be available at any time in the future. Funds will not be available k>r the construction of a hangar, but it is hoped that money will be available Atoner or biter for other work around the airport, Hansen said.
Rev. Mitchell Epperson gave his reactions to the proposed routine of trucks. He told the group that he was against routing trucks near Ada churches, but did not offer a working solution to the problem.
Fireworks ‘Out’ After Jan. I
Joe Hensley, councilman, introduced a resolution from the VFW organization dealing with the shooting of forcworks within the city limits.
The resolution was passed and approved making it a violation of the law for fireworks or firearms to be discharged within the city limits. To put this ordinance in effect, an ordinance dated Dec. 24, 1912, was repealed. The old ordinance dealt with the discharging of fireworks within the fire lone.
Effective Monday night, Dec. IG, it is against tile law to discharge fire crackers or any similar type of fireworks within the city limits; howe’ er, the council decided to give dealers in fireworks until January 31, 1947, to dispose of their stocks,
After January 31, 1947, it will bf' s violation of the ordinance to sell fireworks within the city limits,
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Hansen made a report on th*' rat situation in Ada and reported that 5,000 packages of rat poison had be* n received by the city. He said that the poison could be purchased by individuals at the kame pr ice that the city paid for it
He said that a local man killed 140 rats in an alley in the downtown section in a single night recently.
A report was made by the city manager on the condition of the disposal system.
Parking Meter Income Suffers
“Thr revenue realized from parking meters has noticeably decreased. It is believed this is directly traceable to the dailv mounting of defective meters on our city streets. It was noticed many parking meters became initiative during the heavy rains.
* Evidence of ram getting into the mechanism was found in the com boxes when they were opened. The number of replacement parts required to keep the meters functioning is increasing daily.
‘The officer assigned to the checking and repairing of the meters is rendering a daily report setting forth the number of required repairs of one nature or another and from his reports a conservative estimate of the meters continually out of service has increased to 22. It is the opinion of this office, based on the experience of the past two weeks, these meters fall short of rendering satisfactory service,” Hansen reported.
MIAMI, Dec. 17. »**>—The first amphibian plane for use on northeastern Oklahoma’s hugh Grand lake is owned ljy Virgil C Fichter of Miami and is the first of its type to be delivered to a private owner in the state.
Fichter plans to inaugurate a passenger service to points on the Jake, operating from a hangar and runway near Sailboat bridge north of Grove.
STILLWATER, Dec. 17 GT)— More than 1,500 Oklahoma high school musicians already have been enroled for the annual all* state high school choral festival to be held at Oklahoma A. and M college Jan. 31. Noble Cain,
C hicago, will be guest conductor.
Skid in Area
Cold Wind Drives Mercury To 30, Lower Tempera-lures Likely by Morning
A cold wind out of the north roared into this area soon after nightfall Monday and drove out moderate temperatures whicn had prevailed here for several days.
A pleasant 62 degree afternoon was replaced by a 30 degree minimum during the night, and the wind continued cold under light clouds Tuesday.
The Associated Press relates, also, that tile forecaster is talking of even lower temperatures tonight.
Every city reporting to the weather bureau had freezing or sub-freezing temper tures during the night. The 24-degro© reading at Guymon and Waynoka was lowest,
Cold Over State
A strong wind blew from the north, adding to the discomfort.
Other low temperatures: E Ity, Enid and Ponca City 2„, Oklahoma City 26; Tulsa 28; Fort
Sill 29; Ardmore 31; McAlester 32. Monday’s high was 70 at Elk
The statewide forecast calls for generally fair skies and much colder during the day, growing even more colder in the east and south as the storm progresses. Temperatures over the state will range from 15 to 20 in the panhandle. and down into the twenties in th** southeast.
Turn To Warmer Predicted
A shippers* for ('cast warned of temperatures during the next 24 to 26 hours from 16 to 20 degrees in the northwest, 18 to 22 in the northeast, and 20 to 24 in the southeast.
The long-range forecast calls for little more moisture during the week and slowly rising temperatures beginning Thursday and lasting through Sunday. Warmer weather is expected to begin to arrive in the northwest Wednesday afternoon.
Signal Ug'hl At Mississippi-Main
Blinker's Amber Tells Motorists to Slow, Red Means to Stop
A signal light has been installed at tho corner of Main and Mississippi and 20 stop signs for intersections have bern received by the city.
The new signal light is amber on two sides and red on the other two. The amber signals mean for motorists to decrease the speed of their automobiles and the red blinker means for cars to stop.
Two other blinker signals will be purchased in the near future and will be installed at the corner of Fourth and Broadway and at the corner of Twelfth and Broadway.
The stop signs will be installed this week as soon as posts can be prepared for them.
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Hero Are Answers to Some Of Why's of Christmas And Its Customs
Stop and think! Just why do you celebrate Christmas? Why do you go out in the country in snow or mud to find a mere tree, just so you can bring it into your house? And why do you pick an evergreen tree? Why not just any Hold tree, an oak or hickory? And why do you hang mistletoe in your home, or why do you kiss a girl when she stands under ii?
There are hundreds of traditions that we all observe on Christmas when we don’t have the slightest idea why we do it, except maybe that our parents did it or our next door neighbor.
But there are reasons why we observe these customs, or at least for most of them. They were handed to us down through the ages from the French, Germanic tribes, ancient Romans and Hebrews and many other sources.
Most of us know why we celebrate Christmas here in the United States. We celebrate it because it was Christ Jesus* birthday. But even the correct date of Christ’s birthday is not certain.
St. John Chrysostom, a writer in 386 A. p.. made an extensive search to find the correct birth -date of Christ and found that the Western churches observed December 25 as the Nativity date for Christ, although the Eastern churches observed January 6. There were scattering opinions that the birth of Christ should be observed on April 20, May 20, March 29 and September 29. But more and more now the date of December 25 is being accepted.
Kenison To Shawnee Soon
Resigns Hor# to Become Secretory of Shown## Chamber of Com moreo Jon. I
Elmer Kenison, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce for about three years, has resigned, effective January I, to accept a position as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce at Shawnee.
The resignation has been accepted by the hoard of directors and Kenison will assume his new duties the first of the year.
Kenison came to Ada from Holdenville where he was secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. He replaces John Malone at Shawnee.
He has been instrumental in the continued work of the Hereford Heaven Association. Kenison has forwarded the dairy pro-grain, beef cattle program, baby chick program and his efforts have helped make the farm program in Pontotoc county one of the most outstanding in the state.
Kenison assisted in bringing to Ada the Oklahoma Minerals Industries conference in Ada two years.
He replaced Milton Keating as
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lion Nov. I, 1943.
Oklahoma—-Generally fair tonight and Wednesday, colder tonight, low temperatures 15 to 20 panhandle, middle 20’s southeast; not quite so cold west and north ha ednesday afternoon.
Police Chief Soys Thot Blowing Mailboxes Aport To Be Deolt with Firmly
Some of the younger group in Ada has been getting more obstreperous than usual in using fireworks, according to reports to Quinton Blake, chief of police.
One of the latest stunts is throwing of powerful firecrackers into mailboxes at homes, the resulting explosion often wrecking the box so that the postman can not leave mail in it.
Blake reminds that this is violation not only of city laws but of federal regulations, and that Uncle Sam does not take lightly anything that interferes with delivery and safety of mail.
So, the warning goes out to those who have been guilty of an unusually inconsiderate method of exploding firecrackers that any caught in this can expect firm action from the authorities.
Friends el Bilbo Paid OH His Loan
WASHINGTON, Doc. 17___
—Forrest Jackson, attorney for Senator Bilbo (D.-Mim.), testifier! today that friends of the lawmaker attended an emergency meeting in 1940 to raise funds to pay back $3,000 borrowed by Bilbo.
Jackson told a senate war investigating subcommittee that Bubo had borrowed the money from Abe Shushan, New Orleans wholesale dry goods merchant, and that Shushan had been threatening to disclose information about the loan.
Jackson testified that Edward P. Terry, former Bilbo secretary, called a meeting in Jackson, Miss., in August, 1940, to discuss a “catter of grave importance.”
The session was attended, Jackson said, by himself, Terry, the late Grant Stewart of New Hebron, Miss., and Robert M. Newton, Wiggins, Miss., naval stores merchant.
Previous witnesses have testified that Shushan loaned Bilbo $3,000 at the request of Stewart.
MUSKOGEFf*6kla! Dec. 17. (^—William I. Worley, a 105-year-old Muskogee county pioneer who settled in Indian Territory 60 years ago, died yesterday.
Worley, who was born at Bristol, Va., in 1841, was an active farmer until he became 95.
Merger Abroad Is Agreed On
But Army and Navy Leave Unsettled on Unified Command of Homo
By ELTON C. FAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, UP)— The army and navy agreed today on unified command, for armed forces abroad but left unsettled the wrangle over merger at home.
The joint chiefs of staff, with the bitter experience of Pearl Harbor’s dual command in mind, climaxed a long series of negotiations by announcing a plan under which overseas forces will be under the operational command of a single man—army, navy or air as the situation dictates. The plan was approved by President Truman.*
The establishment of seven overseas commands among other things whittled away some of the domain of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and put under navy say areas of the Pacific he had controlled. It also reestablished some pre-war commands and created a new northeast command. its details as yet undisclosed.
New “Intelligence” Proposal
Concurrently with the announcement of the single command plan for overseas organizations came a congressional committee recommendation in another field of combined operation.
The house military committee proposed that permanent legal status be given to the national intelligence authority established by President Truman last January. That agency was created to weave together the intelligence operations of various government agencies including the army’s G-2 section, the navy’s ♦office of naval intelligence and units of the state department which include vestiges of the wartime office of strategic ser vices.
In navy quarters, the agree ment was not viewed as promoting the army’s case.
Navy Backs Agreement
Those in a position to know the trend of navy thought said that as a matter of fact the new arrangement was largely the result of navy effort. They noter that the navy from the outset of the merger squabble had emphasized the desirability of a unified, single command for operating forces outside the country even while contending that such war-proven procedure was not necessary at home. Thr navy argument on this score is that ample facilities exist for coordination between the two departments in the country.
The joint army-navv an nouncement last night said each commander will be responsible for unified planning for defense and, in case of emergency, for the conduct of operations.
HCS Used In War
Tile unified command system in the field was used universally during the war. but survived V-E day in only a few areas. These include the zonesfeinder control of MacArthur in the Pacific and Gen. Joseph T. Mc Narney. chief of occupation for ces in Europe.
Under the new system the seven commands will be:
Far East, MacArthur; Euro pean, McNarney; Pacific, Adm. John H. Towers; Alaskan, Maj. Gen. H. A. Craig; Northeast, commander to be named; Atlan tic fleet, Adm. Marc A. Mitsch cr; Caribbean, Lt. Gen. Willis D Crittenberger.
U. S. and Britain Demand That U. N. Commission Approve Plan For Control of Atomic Energy
Vandenberg lo Oppose Move
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 17 — (/p)_~Non-veterans are swamping the district housing administration for permission to construct homes since President Truman lifted controls. Director Hugh Askew said long-distant calls have been received from all sections of Oklahoma.
EL RENO. Dec. 17.—(ZP)—A new city directory, the first to be published for El Reno since 1941, has been distributed.
P.O. Folks Stress Packaging Stoutly, Addressing Plainly
Shopping Days To Christmas i
If there is any place any busier than Santa's toy factory at the North Pole during the Christmas season, its the United States post-offices.
Mrs. Mary West, postmaster at the Ada office, said that, of course they are rushed, but that the Ada citizens had been very considerate in addressing their Christmas packages and cards, because they had not hftd much trouble with illegible or incorrect addresses.
One thing she does stress, though, is that the packages should be stoutly wrapped, and of course plainly addressed with a return address written. She hinted that it would not be a bad idea to address it in more than once place since one address might be torn off or rubbed out Mall NOW She also urges that all pack
ages should be put in the mail as soon as possible. It is already getting late for mailing, but if you have not done yours, it should be taken care of immediately.
If your Christmas card is not plainly addressed, and it is not sent first class (with a three cent stamp) in all probability it will not reach the address or will not he returned since nothing but first class mail is to be returned.
Also, if you are mailing cards within the city, the house and street address should be given because they haven’t time to use a directory for in-this-city mailing.
If Not Plainly Addressed
“ a letter or package comes to the Ada postoffice which is not properly addressed and has no return address, it will be held i
until after the seasonal rush and opened for additional information concerning the addressee. If none is found, it will be sent to the dead letter office at Ft Worth.
So just remember—I. Wrap securely. 2. Write address plainly and in more than one place on package. 3. Write return address plainly. 4. Use first class mail if the letter is important. 5. If you are sending food, write “perishable" on the package; if you are sending breakables, wrap securely and write “fragile” on the package.
If you will observe these rules, you will not be Riving your friends at the postoffice a headache and will be doing yourself a favor by assuring the safe delivery of your letter or package.
Will Fight to Hold Duol Role os Senate Presiding Officer Committee Choirman
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. GT)— Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich) was described today as ready for a showdown in the republican conference if any challenge develops to his prospective dual role as the senate’s presiding officer and foreign relations chairman.
Senator Robertson (R-Wyo) has served notice that he is opposed to any senator’s holding two jobs of a “public” nature when the republicans take over control at the start of the new congress.
Robertson reportedly has the support of Senators Wilson (R-lowa) and Lunger (R-ND) in a move aimed (I) at barring Vandenberg from two offices and (2) at preventing Senator White (R-Me) from holding both the floor leadership and the chairmanship of the new commerce committee.
But friends of Vandenberg said the Michigan senator is determined to fight for the two places in the party’s December 30 conference, if necessary. There are indications that White will follow suit, and the two veterans appear likely to win handily any voting test of this nature.
Because of the added legislative duties thus involved, however, Vandenberg is expected by some associates to ask to be re-lievt*d of future work as a United Nations delegate.
Senator Connelly (D-Tcx), whom the Milligan senator will succeed as foreign relations chairman, told a news conference yesterday he thinks he has contributed all he can to the United Nations, indicating he would like to quit.
Waitress Slain As Steres Look On
Husband Soys Ho's Sorry Taxi Driver Sh# Wos Running Around with Not Thoro
NORRISTOWN. Pa. Dec. 17, </P>—Mrs. Helen Grant, 34 year-old waitress and mother of four children, was shot to death in a crowded shopping district while scores of persons looked on.
Police Chief Robert Reilly said Thomas Grant, 46, a brewery worker was charged with murder after he walked into a police station three blocks from the scene of last night’s slaying, and Reilly said, calmly announced:
“I just shot my wife. Here’s the gun. I’m sorry that taxicab driver she was running around with wasn't there. I was going to shoot him. too.”
Tile police chief said Grant disclosed the identity of the taxicab driver” in a detailed signed statement admitting the shooting of the mother of four children by a previous marriage However. Reilly declined to disclose the taxi driver’s name.
Redly said the slain woman was married to Grant on Dec*. 4 less than nine months after her divorce from Anthony Hi Nolfi.
Reilly said Ronald Schmoll. 21, a taxicab driver, gave this version of the slaying:
Grant and his wife approached him, said they wanted a cab then “barked off and began to talk.” While Schmoll waited in his cab. Grant moved within about three feet of his wife, drew a revolver and fired once.
Turkish Army In Two Moves
Bons Eight Publications, Outlaws Two Parties In Anti-Communist Actions
By EDWIN B. GREENWALD
ISTANBUL, Dec. 17. (TP) Th*' Turkish army padlocked eight publications in Istanbul today, prohibited the printing and distribution of organs of a “communistic” nature and outlawed branches of two new political parties it described as “directed in a camouflaged manner by communists and people having extremist communist tendencies.”
One usually reliable source described the actions as a "small purge.'” and said they might he considered a warning that the Turkish government was ready to resist any “subversive movement*.”
Observers in Istanbul v\-re struck by the strong wording of the army communique announcing the swift steps and were quick to note that they coincided with a rise of anti-communist sentiment in Iran, just to the cast of Turkey, and other events regarded here as possible harbingers of a changing attitude toward Soviet Russia
Unconfirmed reports said parsons of alleged radical tendencies had been arrested and numerous documents seized as secret police and the military descended on suspected establishments.
The steps were taken by the commandant of the state of siege —which embraces the Instanbul area and extends north and west through Thrace to th*' Bulgarian and Greek frontiers.
They came just four day* after Premier Reccp Poker telegraphed restless Istanbul university students to be “cairn” and not start any demonstrations which he said
Russia Asks for More Time to Study Whole Question—Rejected U. S. Plan Entirely When It Was First Submitted Last Summer-
By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 17.—(AP)—The United
States and Great Britain demanded today that the United
Nations atomic energy commission approve the United States
plan for harnessing the atom for peace but Soviet Russia
asked for more time to study the whole question.
** Amlrei A. Grornyk \ Soviet Russian delegate who rejected the United States plan entirely last summer, said he had not had an opportunity to study the United States proposals made Dec. 5, embodying the essentials of the American atomic plan, in the light of the arms resolution adopted by the general assembly last Saturday.
Gromyko spoke after the I niter! States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia indicated they were ready for action now on the American proposals.
The British joined the United States in calling upon the full atomic energy commission to approve the U. S. plan.
Baruch ( alls For Vote Bernard M Baruch led off today with a call for an end to debate and a vote.
Gromyko countered with a warning against “rushing along’* and said many questions required explanations from th* United States.
Sir Alexander Cadogan, British delegate, quickly seconde* Baruch and asked that the American principles be incorporated in the report that the commission must make to the United Nations security council.
Baruch, th** United States representative of the atomic energy commission, cam*- to the meeting with the determination to push for a decision as soon as possible The commission is considering policy for its political committee to follow in drafting the recommendations section of a report the commission must make to the United Nations security council by Der. 31
Emphasizing taal the United Mates stood firm on its plan Just put forward last June 14 Baruch said:
“We have no pride of authorship but we can not, in justice to our ti list, accept changes in purpose. We have debated long enough”
He said that the debates on
arms limitations in the United Nations genet a1 assembly and the speeches of Vyacheslav M. Molotov. Soviet Russian foreign minister, and Ernest Bcvm. Rn-
would make happy only those tain’s foreign secretary had cov-
“who want to disrupt order in our country,”
Lucite Useful To Patch Arteries
Tuba of This Plastic
By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE
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CLEVELAND. Der. 17. bU) A new spare part for patching ar tories, in the form of r tube of lucite, one of the glass ch ar plastics, was described to the American college of surgeons here today.
Dr. Charles A. lfufnagel of Richmond. Ind., and Harvard medical school told of using lucite tulles to bring together the severed ends of the aortas, the main arteries from hearts to lungs, of dogs.
Patching of several arteries
cr ed much of the ground on 'atomic matters Referring to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes’ speech to the I assembly. Baruch Mid that Ba rnes had brought the United Nations and the public to a “refreshed understanding of the fact that abstractions have been debated. and it is now up to us -
the atomic commission—to present an immediate, a practical and a realistic program.” Apparently referring to the top priority given the atomic problem bv the general assembly is its resolution on arms limitation Baruch said:
“We have accepted the duty and we must pr*>c«*ed promptly to its fulfillment we believe, and our work follows this belief, that the best way of gaining our objective is to do first things first. rn the very* forefront of that effort lies the control of atomic energy If we are able to solve that vast problem, the others will come easier.”
The meeting began under a
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was done on human beings in I he meeting began un* war. and in civilian injuries, V'ith 1r,ra,1rlfr,afl* 1>r- Manuel other materials than lucite, but * ,fnva* arta. Mexican sea
Food Prices Expected To Start Down Soon, Meat Prices to Hold Up
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—</P) —Here’s a cheering note for louse wives:
The agriculture department expects food prices, now at record ligh levels, to drop somewhat within the next three to six months. The extent of the decline was not specified, hut the department said it probably would not be as great as after World War I.
Loss optimistic note was sounded for meat prices. For the remainder of the winter, these are expected to decline but little from present high levels. And in the spring, pork and lamb prices may even increase, but beef costs, particularly for the better grades, may go down.
Erosion steals more than IOO tons of soil from each acre of moderately sloping fields every year.
been used to make th*' connections. Certain metals that were nearly impervious to corrosion in the human body also were used. in the form of tubes. Both kinds were temporary until the severed blood vessels either had reestablished connections or the bl*H»d had found its own way to, detour around the cut places.
But the lucite tubes, Dr. Huf- i nagel said, apparently were permanent. After they had been in the great arteries for six months, | autopsies on the animals showed the tubes firmly held in place by natural fibers growing from the arteries.
jaycees Postpone Ladies Night Meet
Ladies Night W'hich had lw*en planned for the Wednesday night meeting of the Ada Junior Chamber of Commerce has bren post Honed and will be held on New Year’s Eve.
Instead, a regular meeting will be held this week, with discussion of plans for the annual trek to the orphanage north of Ada -this year the Jaycees will take Santa C laus oat there on Monda* night, Dec. 23.
OKMULGEE, The 17.—<AV-A brick chapel at Glennan General hospital has been turned over to Oklahoma A. and M. College bv the War Asset* Administration for use by its veterans training branch here.
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Who recollects when you never gave a paper napkin a thought unless you wuz gotn’ on n oiitm’?