Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
It IS fine for o person to feel "fit as a fiddle with no broken strings" but that's no guarantee that music will emerge when some star t giving vent to their good feeling of fitness with song.
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Mraikrr; Audit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Yeor—No. 209
ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1946
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J. N. King To Be New City Treasurer
Resident Here 28 Years Has Bonking, Mercantile, Management Experience
City Manager W. E. Hansen Thursday morning announced the appointment of J. N. King as clerk and treasurer for the city replacing Ray Martin, who resigned to accept employment with a local firm.
King will take office Jan. I, 1947, the City manager said.
He has lived in Ada 28 years and was engaged in the banking business for 12 years. He was in the mercantile business as president and manager for IO years and for the past eight years was business manager for the Breco Memorial hospital, in addition to being office manager for the Breco Oil company.
Hansen said that King’s reco-mendations and background well qualify him for the position, which he will fill starting the new year.
A number of applications were received by the city manager, but the application submitted by King was given closest consideration.
Martin's resignation was accepted at the last regular meeting of the city council and was effective Dec. 31.
Under the revised city charter adopted last summer the city clerk and treasurer occupies a kev position in city affairs, his duties including much responsibility in purchasing in addition to keeping of records and accounts.
Clean-Up of City Property Goes On
Manager's Office Fixed Up, Workmen Start on Folic# Station
The clean-up of city property
is continuing and Thursday morning painting was started in
the police station.
The city manager's office was the first on the list and that job has been completed. The walls have been completely redone, one wall moved and the ceiling lowered. Inside the office, the walls and ceiling were painted in soft colors.
To help the looks of the office, fluorescent lights were installed and venetian blinds were hung after they received a new covering of paint.
The police station will undergo a similar face-lifting job, however. not to the extent of the manager's office.
Black paint is being applied to the lower part of the police station and the upper part will be painted in a lighter color, which will afford additional light and Still be more effective than the one-color job that wos done previous! v.
Churchill Accuses Government Of Tyranny and Incompetence
former Aden Slain In Double Killing
Melvin Corbin's Body Returned to Ada for Burial
Melvin Corbin, 46, former resident of Ada was involved in a double murder in Oklahoma City early Thursday morning. A quarrel between Corbin and O. W. Collins, 49, of Seminole ended with both being killed.
The Associated Press reports that the long-time friends shot and killed each other with the same pistol before dawn in front of the home of a Tinker Field guard in northwest Oklahoma City.
The officer investigating the incident told the AP that the man hit by the first shot of the pistol got the pistol and fired back and both men died of gunshot wounds.
Corbin's body was returned to Ada Thursday afternoon and funeral arrangements will bf' announced later by the Smith Funeral Home.
NORM AN OklaT Dec 19, </P> —Certificates of attendance and graduation to replace diplomas destroyed by the Japanese during the occupation of the Philippines have been mailed by the University of Oklahoma to Dr. Bertha M Ba I tzar, Cebu City. Doctor Baltazar. a university medical school graduate in 1927. reauested the certificates for the office she is reopening after serving as a physician with guerrilla forces during the war.
Public Schools And College lo (lose Friday Afternoon
Final Day Before Holidays To Be Given Over To Christmas Celebrations
Classes will ‘take up’ at schools here Friday but classwork will be at a minimum as joyous students celebrate before leaving schools for a Christmas holiday.
This year both public schools and East Central State college will close Friday afternoon for the holidays, returning to classes Monday morning, December 30.
Some college students are planning to fly to their homes in the east and northeast.
The public—parents especially —is invited to Ada high and Ada junior high assembly programs of Friday.
At IO a. rn. the Ada high Christmas program will be presented in the school auditorium with the chorus providing the program.
At 1:30, Ada junior high will present a Christmas program consising of a play, “The Birds’ Christmas Carol,” by the eighth grade speech class, with the school chorus of 80 voices singing two groups of Christmas songs.
Home rooms will have their parties Friday morning.
Grade schools will be busy with class parties and final Christmas programs before the glad release for the holidays.
Postoffice lo Keep Two Windows Open Laie Two Nights
Since the Ada post office will not be able to take care of.all mailing in the regular mailing hours, and since the stores are staying open later, Mrs. Mary West, postmaster, announces that certain windows at the post office will stay open until 8 Friday and Saturday nights.
Only the stamp window and the parcel post window will be open, out if you have a notice that you have a package you will be able to get your package at the window. During the regular hours, everything will be open, but after that, only the above mentioned will be open.
Mrs. West also explains again about first class main She told that she had been getting a number of Christmas cards that were mailed in-this-town v;ith only a one and a half cent stamp. If the family has moved from the address given, the letter cannot be forwarded unless it is mailed first class (with a three cqnt stamp). If for any reason you might think the family has moved. send it first class lf you want to assure its followings to the proper destination.
Bandits Tie Up Tulsan, Rob Home
TULSA, Okla., Dec. 19.—(A*)— Police searched today for three bandits who A. C. Van Deventer, billiard parlor operator, reported invaded his home last night and took more than $700 after tying him up, his wife and two servants.
Van Deventer told sheriff’s officers that one of the trio slugged him with a pistol butt and left him “so dazed" a condition ne could not furnish a good description of the thugs.
The men. he said, shoved their way into the home, located just outside the city limits, v i.cn he answered a knock at the door while he and his wife were dining.
Mrs. Van Deventer said that after her husband was struck, the bandits then bound them both as well as a negro maid and the latter’:; husband. She said one man cut all telephone wires and that the trio was in the house more than an hour, ransacking bureau drawers.
She added that nothing but her husband’s cash was taken, and that one robber return d to her two diamond rings after taking them from her fingers.
OKLAHOMA: Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday with occasional light rain tonight except in Panhandle and rain Friday in central and cast; slightly wrarm-cr tonight; low- temperatures 25 Panhandle to near 40 extreme south.
CURIOUS COYOTE: Chief of Police, John Cowart, of San Benito, Texas, stands over the dead coyote which invaded the town of 10,000 in the midmorning hours. The curious coyote became frightened by shouting pedestrians and ended his visit to the town by jumping thru a plate glass window of a music store. Cowart, who was in a restaurant next door, ran out and shot the animal as it emerged from the store.—(NEA Telephoto).
Shopping Doys To Christmos
Provision Is Being Made for Christmas In Needy Families
Do you want to help a needy family this Christmas?
There are families which are in need and with whom Christmas will be no more than a season’s name if some individuals and groups do not see to providing something in keeping with the season.
This is the 31st Christmas Adjutant Henry Van Dee has spent with the Salvation Army and his fourth year in Ada.
He reports that there are more needy families here now than there were a year ago.
You Can Help
So shoppers are invited to drop in a bit extra in contributions as they pass the little red pot on Main street for it will mean more of ^Christmas to more persons.
The Salvation Army, in addition to its regular religious and moral education work, is the center of such relief provision as for several years past.
Through this organization, many groups—classes, civic clubs, others—have already obtained names of families whose outlook for Christmas has been bleak, indeed.
It has already made a survey over the county and has, in addition to a list of families, names of under privileged children.
The Lions club will deliver toys to the children as far as their supplies from the recent collection go.
The Salvation Army is Ada’s official relief organization and works in full cooperation with other organizations.
TULSA, Dec. 19. (ZP)— The war assets administration has announced that sealed bids will be accepted Dec. 26 for 29 surplus horses and mules to be offered for sale Jan. 14 at the army quartermaster depot at Fort Reno.
Charge Comes Over Plan for Bossing British Farmers
Nationalising of Railways Also Factor in Bitter Conservative Attacks
By GLENN WILLIAMS
LONDON, Dec. 19. (ZP)—Winston Churchill today accused the labor government of “tyranny, conceit and incompetence,” and announced he would call next month for a parliamentary vote of censure on his charges.
C h u r c h i I l’s announcement came as Prime Minister Attlee’s party announced new plans to boss British farmers and prepare to take over the country’s 20,-000-mile railway system.
As leader of the conservative opposition, Churchill said he would demand a parliamentary debate to arraign the government when the lawmakers reassemble Jan. 21 after a month’s Christmas holiday.
He likewise asked for an early debate on foreign affairs, ”to discuss many grave matters,” but Majority Floor Leader Herbert Morrison shoved aside the request, at least temporarily, because Foreign Secretary Bevin had not returned from New York meetings of the United Nations and the foreign ministers council.
Motion to Face Defeat
A vote of censure is not so severe as a vote of lack of confidence, but its passage would amount to almost the same thing. If carried it would force either a change of government policy or resignation of the government. However, the laborites control more than 60 per cent of parliament’s 640 seats and Churchill’s motion undoubtedly will. be defeated decisively, as was'* previous censure motion.
Legislation just introduced will authorize extensive supervision of farming, and guarantee prices for many crops. It provides the government can take away the property of farmers who refuse to abide by official advice on how to grow things. The bill is part of the parliamentary social and industrial “revolution” promised by the labor party in 1945.
Dollars Go for Food Imports
Although a white paper issued with copies of the bill did not mention it, another reason for the drive toward greater food production was the husbanding of British foreign exchange much of which, particularly dollars, now is spent for imported foods.
The white paper declared a section dealing with guaranteed prices and assured markets gave food and agriculture ministers “admittedly wide powers” to “do anything that is necessary to achieve the purpose” of the law.
Costs of guaranteeing prices “cannot accurately be estimated in advance,” the white paper said.
Technological and mechanical improvements in farming methods will be offered to landowners and tenants through a nationwide agricultural advisory service. For those who won’t take the government’s advice the bill “enables the minister to place them under supervision, to issue directions to them, and if necessary, to dispossess them.”
Dispossession notices, served either by the government or by landlords or tenants, could be appealed, however, to local tribunals drawn from landlords, tenants and farm workers.
The white paper said better wages, better housing and “the provision of a satisfactory career on the land” would be offered to attract men to farming. Farm workers or tenants would have a “ladder by which experienced and otherwise suitable agricultu-al workers can rise from the ranks and become farmers on their own account.”
Minimum prices and guaranteed markets provisions will apply to fattened livestock, milk, rggs, grain, potatoes and sugar beets.
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Russia Would Expand Area For Probe
Proposes U. N. Checkup Include All Greece In Addition to Frontier
By WILLIAM L. RYAN
LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y., Dec. 19. (ZP)—Russia proposed today that an American proposal for a United Nations investigation of conditions on both sides of the Greek frontier be extended to include a study of conditions throughout all Greece.
Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko proposed also that any investigation of Greece’s complaints against Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria be limited in the three neighboring countries to border areas alone.
The amendments advanced to the United Nations security council by Gromyko, indicated a shift in the Russian position from three months ago, when the Russians vetoed a similar American proposal for a border area investigation.
As he did previously, Gromyko again raised the issue of the presence of British troops in Greece, declaring that “intervention not by a neighbor buf by another power” was a deep-rooted case of the current strife in Greece.
Gromyko, who shifted from Russian to English in presenting his proposed amendments, said he believed the council could reach a preliminary conclusion that the Greek complaint was not substantiated by the case presented to the council—but he added that the Russians would have no objection to sending of a commission.
He attacked the royalist-dominated government of Premier Constantin Tsaldaris, * declaring that “terror against democrats in Greece is becoming increasingly severe.”
One KUM When Truck, Bus Meet
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 19. (/P) —One man was killed, another badly injured and three school children slightly hurt in the col lision of a lumber truck and I school bus near White Rock, l village 18 miles northwest of here today.
The dead man was Sam Rowe, an occupant of the truck. J. Ear Wessinger, the bus driver, was brought to a hospital here where his condition was reported as serious. Eight other men on the truck were unhurt.
Three grammar school pupils, brothers, were bruised and bac teeth knocked out. They are O’Neale, 6, Laverne, 8, and Le land Earle, IO. No others reqir cd hospital treatment.
The accident occurred near Spring Hill school toward which the bus with a full load of pupils was headed.
The scene was only about 20 miles from Silverstreet, near where ten children and the driver of a school bus were killed yesterday in a collision with a Southern railway passenger train.
Army Says Forces Overseas At Present Far Too Weak To Cope With Surprise Assault
Scot Cub Tired Of Parking Fines
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. (ZP)—A Scot, R. S. Dunlop, walked into the police station with a ticket for illegal parking and said it was the seventh he had received in a cross country trip from New York to California.
He said he couldn’t get used to American traffic laws in which cars are driven down the right side of the street, instead ok the left, and parked the same way.
E. S. Priest, clerk, was sympathetic and excused the $1 fine. Dunlop left. In a few minutes he was back with another ticket.
“What’s this for?” he asked.
Priest looked. It was for parking on the wrong side of the street in front of the police station. Priest did not excuse that.
Everybody's Singing on* East Central's Campus Now; College Carolers Welcomed
BILBO’S SECRETARY TESTIFIES: Edward Terry, right fore
ground, former secretary to Senator Theodore Bilbo as he ap-
8eared at the Senate War Investigating hearing in Washington, I. C. In the left background is Senator Bilbo who waived any objections to Terry’s testimony after Terry’s attorney asked that Terry be prohibited from testifying.—(NEA Telephoto).
“Music hath charms!’*
At the first of this week, students of East Central went about their daily routine as if Christmas were a year off. But Wednesday night a group of carolers went out and the spirit began to move them.
Thursday morning, the entire campus sounded like a 1,250 member choir, with groups in the halls and in the class rooms —everyone singing Christmas songs.
At 10:30 Thursday morning, Miss Anna Weaver Jones sponsored a program featuring the Memorial Building “wishing candle’’ service. A group of girls and boys gathered on the steps in the administration building and began singing Christmas carols. accompanied by Francis Hanks and Don Hatch, violinists,
Mrs. Juanita Enix directing the
Cadet Tradition Maintained
As the students passed down the hall. they stopped and began singing too. Soon the hall was filled. Then Miss Jones told about the wishing candle. Around the base of the huge candle was a large body of tallow with coins melted in. As each placed his coin on the pile, he made a wish as he let tallow drip over it and cover it. This tradition wasstart-ed when the cadets were at East Central and all the coins go to the memorial building fund.
Wednesday night, a group of about 20 singers started from the main gate of the college. First they traveled northward, singing Christmas carols for almost every house. Then at Fourteenth, they turned back and went to both
dormitories and to the veteran’s housing units, gathering more followers as they went.
All Enjoy It
They started out about 9 and sang till about 11:30, going as far as the Norris home.
Caroling is without a doubt, one of the best ways of spreading the Christinas spirit. Many of the homes invited the carolers in to get warm and to eat candy or cake.
Tile effect of Christmas carols on those who are being sung to is heart warming. Even though the carolers are chilled externally. they are warm inside. The lovely phrases of ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Joy to the World’ bring tears to the eyes of most of those honored by the carolers. And the carolers enjoy it just as much as, those to whom they sing.
Bilbo Calls His Ex-Secretary Iscariot, Denies He Got Cent Of $25,000 Handed Him
Claims Money Was for Another's Campaign, That He's Poor Mon; Bitterly Attacks Terry and Ross Collins
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. (AP) Senator Theodore G. Bilbo (D-Miss.) angrily testified today that he “did not get a damn cent” of $25,000 handed to him in a hotel room by a war contractor.
Bilbo flared up for the first time at the senate war investigating committee hearing when Senator Ferguson (R-Mich.) pressed him for details about the $25,000.
—-<> “You want to know how much Bilbo got,” Bilbo said, slapping the table. “That’s the purpose of this investigation. I did not get a damn cent.”
The otitbreak came as Bilbo was midway in reading a 42-page prepared statement denying all complaints raised against him in connection with war contractors.
The senator said he was given four checks amounting to $25,000 by F. T. Newton, Mississippi contractor who shared in numeruos big war jobs.
But Why That $25,000? Ferguson broke in with repeated questions about why Newton had given the $25,000 to Bilbo.
Bilbo said that ho was trying to re-elect Wall Doxey, present senate sergeant at arms, as senator and the Doxey backers were badly in need of funds.
When Ferguson wanted to know every detail about what was said, who got the checks, where the money was put. Bilbo sat back in his chair with dis-
“Senator, you are a reasonable man,” Bilbo told Ferguson. “Do you suppose any man can sit down and cite a casual conversation more than four years old." Was for Doxcy’s Campaign “I’d think you would remember any time you got $25,000,” Ferguson shot back.
“I probably would if the $25,-000 was for me,” Bilbo replied quickly. “It was for Wall Dox-ey’s. campaign.”
Bilbo said he had not selected the names of those who were to attend the political “pep” meeting to raise funds and support for Doxey, but that he had made a “hot speech.”
Ferguson wanted to know how long after this the group w'cnt back to the hotel room where Bilbo got the $25,000.
“You did not allow them to cool off did you?” Ferguson asked.
“They don’t cool off when I talk to ’em,” Bilbo came back. Lashes at Ex-Secretary leashing out bitterly at an ex-secrotary whom he described as a “Judas Iscariot,” Senator Bdt>o declared it is an “old southern custom’’ to give presents to public servants.
Bilbo denied before a senate war investigating subcommittee that he had sought gifts or funds, “with the possible exception of the money that I borrowed to make a property settlement with my ex-wife.” The subcommittee is inquiring into his relatione with war contractors.
In a 10,000 word statement, “the man” Bilbo heaped invective upon his former secretary, Kd-Ward I*. Terry, who testified against him yesterday, and on former Rep. Rom Collins, a Mis sissippi political foe.
Bilbo said the evidence to date showed that “I am a very pc»oi man and heavily involved m debt and that I received during all the period that the investigation has covered but two Christmas gifts, one* an automobile and the other living room furniture consisting of a sofa, three floor lamps and two table lamps.”
lunier Asks, Will Gel No Fanfare Al Inaugural Ceremony
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 19, UP)—An inauguration ceremony without pomp or fanfare, as requested bv Gov.-elect Roy J. Turner, will he held Jan. 13.
In keeping W'ith Turner’s proposal, parades and formal balls W’ere ruled out by the arrangements committee yesterday. The entire ceremony, inducting Turner’s inaugural address, will take only 45 minutes.
Inauguration of Turner and all other newly elected officials will beheld on the south steps of the state capitol at noon. Turner will he* sworn in bv Chief Justice Thomas L. Bi baton and other new officials bv Vice Chief Justice Thurman S. Hurst.
Turner will then make his inaugural address of 20 to 25 minutes to conclude the ceremony. An informal reception in the capitol’s blue room will follow.
Nor formal invitations will he issued, and most seats will be unreserved and open to the general public.
Hardened Inmates Taken lo Granite
Transfer to Reformotory Though Warden Objects
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. (/1*)—Transfer of hardened criminals from the state penitentiary at McAlester to the Granite reformatory has started in line with plans of the state board of affairs. Youths now at Granite will lie shifted to McAlester.
Virgil Brown, chainman of the board, said Granite in southwest Oklahoma was not a suitable place to rehabilitate boys and young men. The state penitentiary is equipped for such work, he added.
Thirty-one prisoners, including ll serving life for murder, were moved to Granite yesterday. Fifty previously had been transferred and Brown said another IOO would go.
The board plans eventually to plac e younger men at the Stringtown sub-prison which can be developed into a reformatory.
Interchange of prisoners between Granite and McAlester had been delayed. Brown said, because of repairs necessary at Granite to put the institution into shape to handle confirmed prisoners.
Granite Warden Claude Moore had opposed the move, saying the prison was not equipped to handle hardened criminals, hut Brown said after the strengthening of safeguards there, Moore had agreed to the change.
Suggests Basing Its Defenses on Alomk Age Requirements
Legislative Suggestions For Congress Stress Universal
Training os Vitol
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. (Jf*< — The army, getting ready to lay a legislative program before the new congress, reporter today its forces overseas are too weak to cope with any surprise assault and suggested this country ought to be looking now to its defenses in the atomic age.
There was no indication that the army expects trouble, but top level officials discussing long-range manpower problems with reporters made such assertions as these:
1. If this country encountered a military crisis tomorrow its weakened forces overseas, with an insufficiently trained reserve at home, would be over-run except in some isolated spots.
Need Trained Men
2. lf at some time in the next few years the United States were subjected to an atomic bomb attack, there would be dire need for a readily mustered and thoroughly trained regular army, national guard and organized reserve troops.
Such an attack, these official! said, would produce chaotic conditions among the civilian population and in transportation, and would bt accompanied by the possibility of having to cope with an enemy paratrooper attack.
The war department intends to emphasize two items in its forthcoming legislative program—unification and universal military training.
Unification Law Expected
Convinced that some form cl a service unification law stand! a good chance of passage next year, the war department has given that subject top billing. A prime argument, because of thi economy-minded new congress will be an army estimate thai manpower savings up to 20 pc: cent can be attained by eliminating some duplicating army and navy functions, especially ic service and supply operations.
In talking of universal military training, advocates emphasizi first the need for a pool of technically trained men which car take stations quickly under an) M-Day order. They make thi second point that universal train mg is expected to h#dp the cur rent volunteer enlistment program because some portion of th« youths trained each year wit find the life interesting enough to enlist m the regular army.
Report Six btu OI Tularemia
TULSA, Okla., Dee. 19. CF»~ Six cases of tularemia (rabbi fever) were reported today if Creek and Rogers counties an* one health authority issued i warning against handling wilt rabbits shot on hunting trips
Dr. Phillip Josephs, city healtl chief of Sapulpa, said three per sons were under treatment then for the disease; and Dr. M. F Gordon of Claremore reported i like number had been hospitals t“*d in Rogers county.
Dr. James H Neah Tulsa heal*) superintendent, who issued thi warning to hunters, said th. disease usually was transmitter to poisons during the skinningo a rabbit carcass.
BARTLESVILLE. Okla. 19. UTI—Dr, C. W Hamr president of the state boa osteopathy, has been nqtifu Gov. Robert S. K'rr of hi pointment as an honorary ct on the governor’s staff.
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