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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
Would Change Setup For Menially III
Act Proposed for Improving State's Core and Treatment, Obtaining More Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 18. (M*—A proposed state mental
health act. propping changes in the setup and administration of the state's mental institutions, was presented yesterday to senate and house committees now investigating conditions in mental hospitals. It came from the state committee on care and treatment of the mentally ill.
Mrs. George E. Calvert, vice-chairman of the board of affairs, said the proposed act would pave the way for the state to receive considerable funds under the recently passed federal mental hygiene law.
Change In Supervision
Principal points in the proposed legislation are:
I. Establishment of a state department of health headed by a mental health board composed of the chairman of the board of affairs. the state commissioner of public health and the dean of the university of Oklahoma medical school. The board would take over supervision of all state mental institutions.
2 Appointment of a medical director who would control the medical administration and care and treatment of mental patients.
3. Pi vision for the voluntary admission of patients to hospitals vuth the classification “mentally ill” instead of “insane." Under the proposed act, a mental pa-t *n? upon voluntary application, would be admitted to a state hospital or state psychopathic hospital for caie and treatment for a period of not more than 60 days.
Care for Special Cases
4 A plan providing for handling of specialized cases by various state institutions.
Under the latter provision, the mental hospital at Lexington, Tiow operated as an annex to Norman’s Central State hospital, would be the “Lexington State hospital’ to care for seniles and chronically ill atients transferred from other institutions. Northern Oklahoma hospital aCEnid would become the “Enid State school," and would handle all classes of mental defectives. The hospital for the negro insane at Taft would be changed to the “Taft State hospital” for all classes of negro patients. The three major institutions at Norman. Vinita, and Supply would house all oth-e* “mentally ill" not “insane" persons.
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Baruch Charges False Satemenl
Soys Henry Wallace Could Hove Got Truth Cosily By Asking
NEW YORK, Dec 18. (AV-Bernard M Baruch declared today in a letter to Henry A. Wallace that the new' Republic magazine, of which Wallace is the new editor, had made a “false" statement in its Dec. 16 issue by stating Baruch was participating in the government’s legal battle against John L Lewis.
In the letter, which Baruch n ade public today, he termed “wholly false and deliberately •o’ an article in the new Republic which Baruchs letter quoted as saying:
Truman** heart hardened against L< w’is and against his own com prom lsc-minded advisers He determined to take his stand end hold the line against L« wa if it took all winter. He delegated the leadership of the light to the toughest men around him: General Counsel Clark Clif-1 rd and the ubiquitous George Alien, both reinforced by conservative Bernard Baruch.’ ”
Baruch’s letter asserted, “the ti uth easily could have been appertained by asking me. I never communicated with the president on this subject, x x x I expect you to correct this error v ihch, I should think, is an unfortunate way to begin a new job depending on public confidence."
Wallace ? secretary said he had not received the letter yet and therefore could not comment.
Terry Testifies Was Told lf He Told What He Knew About Sen. Bilbo He Would Be Killed
Former Secretory Says Got Warning from War Contractor Who Wat Bilbo s Compoign Manage* in 1946 Election; Took Friends Advice, Mode Statement, Left State
WASHINGTON, Dec, 18.—-(AP)—Edward P. Terry, former secretary to Senator Bilbo (D-Miss.), testified today that A. B. Friend told him last April that if he told what he knew about his former boss he would be killed.
He said that Friend, a war contractor and Bilbo’s campaign manager in last summer’s election, delivered the warning to him while entertaining Terry and his wife at dinner
♦in a Mississippi hotel.
“Ed, if you take any part In this campaign or tell what you know on Senator Bilbo you’ll be killed.
Terry, testifying at a senate war contracts investigation, said that later in the evening Mrs. Terry asked Friend if Bilbo was going to kflled her husband.
‘‘He said no," Terry recounted, there were two men going to do the job."
Wanted to Defeat Bilbo
Terry said he was “very much upset" but was “interested in defeating Senator Bilbo" on account j threat* He said he talked the matter over with friends, and they advised him to make a statement of the facts and go on to Florida, where he had started a business.
"And if I slipped on a banana peel the people of Mississippi would know who to accuse" Terry added.
Terry said he gave out a sworn statement that his life had been threatened, but C. Phillips, a re-
8? r. hr J,hc VwWinn (Mis,.) Star, told him he wouldn’t print it without talking tn
Ray Martin Leaves City Post, lo Be With Private Firm
The resignation of Ray Martin, city clerk and treasurer, was accepted by the city council and by City Manager W. E. Hansen at the Monday night meeting of the group.
Martin took office Jan. I, 1945, filling out the unexpired term of Bill Bevers, who was elected to the office as city clerk in 1944.
He was elected to succeed himself as finance commissioner and city clerk in an election early this year, but a new form of city government went into effect and his official office was done away with.
Martin was retained as clerk for the council and treasurer for the city.
City Manager W. E. Hansen said Wednesday morning that he will name Martin’s successor Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning
Martin resigned his position to accept employment with a local lumber company.
McKeel Back In Korea Now
Finds Weather Cold, Koreans in Better Shope Than Were Year Ago
Truman Says U. S. To Hold To Its Policy Toward China
ANOTHER FOR BETTY
HOLLYWOOD. Dec 18. <.Tn~-Blonde Actress Betty GrabJc and >er trumpet-tooting husband, Harrv James, are expecting a second child next summer, she informed her studio yesterday.
They have a daughter, Victoria Elizabeth, born in March, 1944.
The stars Arcturus and Vega
are much brighter than our sun.
Vega is 51 limes, and Arcturus
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Temperature Drops To 20 Here, Cold To Remain Tonight
Once more the temperature
here has registered a ‘coldest yet’ since summer, this time with 20
Tuesday’s low was 30, then Tuesday moved the mercury up to Hi during the day and it settled steadily down during the night some 41 degrees.
Clear skies Wednesday gave eight to the federal forecaster’s version of fair and somewhat warmer for Thursday.
The Associated Press reports that it was cold all over Oklahoma Tuesday night, with Guy-man in the panhandle taking frigid honors.
The mercury there aid not go above freezing in a 24-hour period ending about 7 a.m. today with the high mark Tuesday 31 and the overnight low 15 degrees.
Other low temperatures during the night were 20 at Ponca City and Elk City: 22 at Ardmore, Enid, Fort Sill; 23 at Oklahoma City, 24 at McAlester and 25 at Tulsa.
Shippers wcrp warned to prepare for temperatures overnight of 18 to 22 in the northwest, 22 to 26 in the northeast and 28 to 32 in the southeast and southwest.
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is nearly six times as salty as tho ocean.
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OKLAHOMA—Fair tonight and Thursday, somewhat warmer northwest quarter tonight; low temperatures middle to upper Site, warmer Thursday.
OI,,,.. t«Iking to Friend.
Phillips afterward reported, ho related, that Friend said he was not going to kill Terry but that two men were.
Phillips told him, Terry went on, that after talking with Friend Friend called back, "reversed himself, and said that I was lying." J
Phillips told him about the talk with Friend while Terry was in a Quitman, Miss., hospital last Sunday.
Tax Men Had Information
Terry said that after he received the threat from Friend, he made a trip to St. Louis and upon his return to Misissippi was interviewed by internal revenue agents about Bilbo's income tax i eturns. Terry said he spent almost an entire day with the agents and “they unfolded to me information that I didn t know about."
Ten Killed When Bus, Train Meal
Village Naar Newberry,
S. C„ Scene of Tragedy
NEWBERRY. S. C., Dec. 18. (ZP) —Nine pupils and the driver of a school bu* were killed today when the bus and n southbound Southern railway passenger train collided at a grade crossing on the outskirts of Silverstreet, a village seven miles southwest of Newberry.
Twelve other school children were injured in the accident. They were brought to Newberry County hospital for treatment. Attendants said all were in critical condition.
Mrs. H. N. Wallace of the McSwain Funeral Home, where five of the dead were brought, said ambulance drivers told her the train struck the bus on the side and dragged it for half a mile down the tracks.
Some bodies were carried along on the cowcatcher of the engine while others were scattered beside the track, according to her information.
Mrs. Wallace said the crash occurred on, a straight stretch of road. It was theorized, she added, that the bus driver was not expecting the train because it was reported running late.
Richard Sanders, the driver, was killed.
A big transport plane averages around 26,500,000 passenger miles « compared with about 3,-600,000 -lor railroad passenger car*.
John Boyce McKeel, who re* turned to Korea recently as a civilian after spending a year there with the U. S. occupation forces, has written his father, Dr. Sam A. McKeel, of his arrival there.
He will be with the judicial work of the occupation authorities in some connection which he had not yet been informed of.
The voyage over was rough all the way hut McKeel didn’t get seasick. The ship hit a high rock in the channel and went aground so that he did not get to shore until the morning following the day they were scheduled to dock.
Snow and Ice Writes McKeel, a former county j^dge of this county and former state senator from the Pon-totoc-Seminole district:
“The weather is cold with plenty of snow and ice. The Koreans look to be better clothed and in better shape to stand the winter than they did this time last year and it is noticeable that there are more commodities, including food and clothing, on the shelves in the stores, although the prices are higher than last year, indicating that inflation has not been whipped yet."
Would See Hatcher 8oon
Fritz Hatcher, former Ada attorney, is stationed in the south part of Korea, about 150 miles from Seoul, the capital, where McKeel wrote from, and McKeel and he were planning to get together soon.
McKeel hadn’t yet seen Major Roy Adair, who is stationed in the Seoul area.
He told Dr. McKeel that “they have quite a number of Koreans in jail on rioting charges and it may be that I will be assigned to investigate their charges."
J*e if “quite pleasantly situated. At the time he wrote, he was billeted temporarily in a Jap home with about 25 other officers and civilians until he is assigned, when he will move to permanent quarters. *
FFA Plaque Given To Junior Bazar
CHICKASHA, Okla.. Dec. 18, (AV—Gov. Robert S. Kerr today awards a plaque to Junior Ba-iar, 19 in recognition for work which brought him the title of Oklahoma's outstanding 1946 member of the Future Farmers of America.
Bazar also receives a $100 check from the national FFA foundation for his farming and livestock raising.
J. B. Perky, state voational supervisor, estimated that the youth now has, in livestock and cash earned by doing farm jobs, approximately $4,500 as the result of four years work in vocational agriculture. He owns a herd of nine registered Hereford heifers; two Jersey cows; a registered Chester White sow with pigs and a registered boar of the same breed; a registered Hampshire gilt, poultry, farm machinery and equipment.
The youth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bazar, who live on a 178-acre farm 12 miles northeast of Chickasha.
Recount Denied Charles ShurtleH
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 18, UPL-District Judge Harry L. S. Hailey today upheld the county election board’s denial of a recount for Charles V. Shurtleff, defeated republican candidate for one of the county’s three commissionerships in the Nov. 5 election.
Judge Hailey ruled there was insufficient evidence to overrule the board's decision in the contest brought by Shurtleff against John Couch, democrat who was elected by three votes.
Shurleff »was the only loser on tho republican* county ticket i
Truman^ Council Of economic Advisors So#
BH#! Dip, Sovorol Good Yoort
By STERLING F. GREEN
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. (AV— Tile president’s council of economic advisers today predicted a “more than ordinarily favorably “outlook for jobs and production for some years ahead."
A temporary “dip" may come in 1947, the board of three economists told President Truman, but “courageous and sensible" action by business and labor can hold the recession to “moderate proportions, if not avert it."
The report was the first submitted by the high economic advisory body created by the employment act of 1946. and headed by Dr. Edwin G. Nourse. The council is instructed to report on economic trends and advise on legislative and executive'steps which will contribute to "maximum employment, production, and purchasing power."
Must Shun Drifting
After next year’s possible recession, the report said, “broad basic conditions suggest that it will be easy to have some years of high production, employment, and purchasing power without the display of any extraordinary economic statesmanship by leaders of industry, labor, farming and finance."
Yet a policy of drifting in those years, or of being content with less than nationwide high production, the council cautioned, could bring on a subsequent period of “serious unemployment underproduction and want."
There is enough time, the report held, to chart a course of action which will sidestep that peril and not only “raise the national prosperity to new high levels but xxxx maintain those levels with a degree of stability which has not characterized the earlier exploratory and speculative decades of our industrial life."
For Free Competition
This promise of a long - term' future free from the swings of boom and depression must be based, the council indicated, on a foundation of “free competitive enterprise" with the govern-' ment in a supporting and spark-plugging role. The economists added:
“We suggest that the impediments to prosperity in the near future are of the sort that must be worked out, without benefit of direct government intervention, through the practical wisdom of management and labor, farmers and financiers."
The report sketched an economic background for the council’s confidential report to Mr. Truman which he will use in preparing his own economic report to the new congress, to be delivered after the traditional state-of-the-union and budget messages.
'Army' Pot Boils Merrily
Children Bott Contributors, Soys Solvotion Army Hood; Monoy Aids Needy
That man (or woman) in the dark blue and red uniform standing by the little red pot and ringing his bell, isn’t standing out in the cold just because he likes it, or ringing that bell just because it amuses him. He i& a representative of Ada’s official relief organization, the Salvation Army.
Every year, this organization collects what money it can from passers-by on the street and uses it to buy groceries for needy families in the county who cannot afford a Christmas dinner.
Adjutant Van Dee, head of the Ada branch, reports that they probably cannot afford 16 buy for over 30 families this year. He reported that his best ’haul’ for one day. so far this year was $51.20, and his lowest, one day it rained, $6 81.
Weather Doesn't Stop 'Em
One thing about these workers, they stand by the pot regardless of the weather. However, they change shifts not more than an hour apart and this gives them a chance to rest their feet and to thaw out.
Some people obviously don’t know what they are doing there. Van Dee related, “The other day, a farmer came up to me and asked if it would he all right for him to park a load of hay on Main street.
•‘Another time, a lady came up and asked if I was going to the postoffice. She said she didn’t know where it was, and would I picas J mail some Christmas cards for her. I did, and she contributed a quarter to the pot."
He went on to say that children are among the best contributors. ‘The bell attracts them, I guess, but they ask mother for a dime and come over and put it in the pot.”
“Often times, a woman will open her purse to see if she has some change and if she has, she drops it in the pot, but if she don’t, she grabs a puff and starts powdering her nose. Some of them open their purses suddenly think of a present they forgot to buy and rush back into the store."
When asked why he kept the screen wire over the pot with only a slit for change or bills to be dropped in, he said it had a remarkable psychological effect. Somehow it seems to tell them that the money is to be put in—not taken out. It also keeps kids from grabbing money out.
U. S. Proposes U. N. Commission Go To Balkans for Probe
Music Is Yule Favorite, Too
Musical end Oral Recordings Increasingly Popular In Christmas Buying
Ranking high as “bed sellers" for Christmas gifts this year ai#* musical and oral recordings. Such gifts as these can be enjoyed daily throughout the yeais.
Probably the best musical r«* cording seller is Bing Cros bf’s arrangement of Irving Berlin’s imortal “White Christmas." This beautiful number, written filMiut four years ago, yearly whirls to the* top as a favorite during the Christmas season, and has come to rank along with “Silent Night" and “Jingle Bells."
Although some recordings arr bought just8 to fill the home with music during Christmas time. many are bought as gifts Albums of Tschaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and “Piano Concerto, B Flat Minor" and Schubert’s "Unfinished Symphony" sell high, along with popular albums of Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
Going fast. along with albums, are single records and sheet music. Many an admiring eye will gaze upon a combination radio-phonograph or some sort of musical instrument this Christmas morning, with scores of records or sheet music with it.
Of the oral recordings, albums °,f Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol, Basil Rathbone, orator, is the best seller. “Christmas Carol" has long been a Yuletide favorite, both in written and recorded forms, because of its human touch.
Forces There Sharply Cut
Recognition of Notional Government Stands, With Aid Toward Peace, Unity
Changes In Store Closing Hour Set
Stay Opon Until 9 Thursday Through Monday, Clos# at 6 Christmas Ivo
Despite three weeks of busy shopping, all of the Christmas gifts have not yet been acquired and Ada stores continue to be crowded with buyers.
To assure enough time for those who can not get to the stores coveniently during regular hours, i Christmas season special closing hour has been decided on by Ada merchants.
Closing has been moved to 9 p. rn. each night for Thursday, Friday, Saturday" and next Monday nights.
However, on Tuesday, which brings Christmas Eve to the world, the stores will close at 6 o’clock. This will give merchants and clerks a chance to enjoy Christmas Eve and also to be rested for Christmas Day on Wednesday.
Again, too, the reminder goes out to get those laid-away articles any time now.
PIONEER LAWYER DIES
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 18. (A*) —William H. Woods, sr., 70, Oklahoma City lawyer during territorial days and later an Oklahoma state senator, died yesterday.
Woods came here three years ago. Funeral services will be held tomorrow.
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Navy’s first fighter plane exclusively jet-powered is the FD-1 Phantom, a twin-jet craft for carrier operations. The axial-flow jet engines are built into the wing roots.
By WILLIAM L. RYAN
LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., Dec. 18. (/P)—The United States proposed today that the United Nations security council send a commission to the Balkans to investigate conditions on both sides of the Greek frontier, and urged tile council to withhold judgment on Greece’s complaint* against her neighbor states until a report was at hand.
Herschcl V. Johnson, chairman and American delegati* to the council, said the United States believed such an investigation “is an essential first step" in the council’s deliberations on the Greek charges.
“I shall, myself, avoid making any comments on the merits of the various allegations and counter-allegations unless forced to do so by the statements of other members," Johnson said.
Johnson’s resolution proposed that the five permanent members of the council—the U. S., Russia, Britain, France and China—plus Brazil and Poland, be represented on such a commission.
Greece has charged Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria with fomenting the guerrilla warfare now raging near the northern Greek frontier.
Johnson proposed that the commission proceed to the trouble area not later than Jan. 15, 1947, and that it submits to the council “at the earliest possible date," a report of its findings.
Such a commission would have authority to conduct its inquiry in the four states and call upon the governments and officials concerned as well as upon other sources for information.
He proposed that the secretary-general communicate with the authorities involved in the four states in order to facilitate the investigation.
Sir Alexander Cadogan, British delegate, welcomed the Johnson proposal, saying it would be impossible for the council sitting here to arrive at a just conclusion, He characterized the Balkan situation as "highly dangerous" and not one to be solved merely by discussion. He urged quick adoption of the American proposal.
Hero Are Answers ta Some Of Why'* of Christmas And Its Customs
Who is Santa Claus? Originally, Santa Claus was known as Saint Nicholas. St. Nicholas was not a mythical character, hut a saintly monk that lived bark in the 4th century. He was famed as a miracle worker ami as a saint of children. He was later adopted by a number of tribes as a patron saint of children and an ardent giver who presented gifts to good children and a bunch of birch roils with which to punish the naughty one Saint Nick was a thin ghost ly looking character who rode about on an ass.
it was a much changed St Nicholas which the Dutch settlers brought to the United States though. In the New World, his pale face became more like a rosy apple. The lean ascetic is now a fat, jolly old fellow', more humanist that saint. Laying aside his canonical robes, his miter, and his pastoral staff, he has chosen an ermine trimmed red cap and suit. He has traded his old gray mare for a reindeer and sleigh.
The New World idea of Santa Claus, or St. Nick, recrossed the ocean and “gained adherents from gloomy Scotland to sunny Australia." His dominion has steadily increased and it appear* that he will reign over all Christendom as the “King of Christmas."
WASHINGTON. Dec 18 (AY President Truman reaffirm* United States recognition of ti national government #>f China t day and saki this nation will ne severe in its policy of assam! th#* ( hint s#* people to "peace ar economic recovery."
In i statement clarifying Uni cd States policy toward Chin the president said Amend forces there hav#* been reduct from 113,000 t«> less than 12.0C
‘It is a matter of deep regr that China has not yet been ab to a# hieve unity by peacef method the president said his lengthy document.
Silent on Senators* Idea
He had nothing to say about proposal advanced earlier todi in a public statement by Senate Flanders (It- Vt) and Murray (I Mont.) that the United States ar other world powers seek a soh tfon of China’s internal strife an international conference.
Because of the seriousness i the problem and the import; *# of a solution, the president sa: Gen. George C. Marshall “has r< roamed at his post even thou;
..... negotiations had be*
off by the Coronium The president said ti States stands “ready help China as she moves to war peace and genuine democrat governm#*nt."
Says l aity plan Sound
The president insisted that ti plan for political umficatic agreed to last February “sound." 7
“The plan for military unific: tlon. °* I*®! February "has bec made difficult of implementatic
by the progress of the fightir since last April," the preside!
continued, “but the general prii ciples are generally sound."
The I nit#*d States has recogni. cd the sovereignty of China, ti president said, by recognizing ti national government of the coui try.
“We continue to hope that th government will find a p^acefi solution, he continued. “We ai pledged n«.t to interfere rn th interna] aft ors of China. Ot position is clear. While a void in involvement in their civil stril we will persevere with our pol ey of helping the Chinese peopl to bring about peart* and econore ic recovery in their country **
Explains Use of Troops
Commenting that much bz been said of the presence c American troops in China, he a sorted that relatively large force were needed during the year.
"No one could prophesy in ad Vance how well the japanes forces rn China would observ the surrender terms." he said.
The president said the Amen can government believes now a it did a year ago urhen he mad a previous statement that “a unit ed and democratic China is of th utmost importance to wort peace.
Republicans Hope For Short Session
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.-f.Ti —House republicans, mindful of their pre-election promise to “take the government out of the people’s hair,” are planning for the new session of congress to be short and snappy.
Lending credence to reports that the party leadership doesn't want congress to stay in Washington any longer than necessary. Rep. Joseph W. Martin, Jr., of Massachusetts, who becomes speaker on January 3, told reporters he hopes all business will be finished by July I.
The reorganization law enacted last summer requires congress to adjourn each session at the end of July, unless an emergency arises. Martin doesn't want it to stay in session that long.
A short meeting, influential re publicans contend, is likely to mean fewer laws that might cause public dissatisfaction, and would allow' lawmakers to concentrate on “must" legislation.
Present republican plans call for major emphasis on legislation dealing with labor, budget balancing, and taxes.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 18 (A*)—-The state corporation commission yesterday denied an application by American Hus Lines, Inc., to operate intrastate lines in Oklahoma, holding that carriers now operating in the state give adequate service.
Reserve Officers To Meet Tonight
A meeting of the newly
ganized local chapter of the serve Officers Association been called by its officers tonight in th#* small dining r of the Aldridge hotel, set floor.
Every former officer Ai Navy. Marine. Coast Guard, regardless of branch of ser is urged to attend the meeti
The meeting is schedule#: begin at 7:30.
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