Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 20, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Yeor—No. 210
Operators Split on Coal Negotiations
Northern Group Reody To Talk with Ltwis, Southern Group Remains Defiant
By ti AROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.. (ZP)— A sharp split among soft coal op* et stars over whether to negotiate pow for a new cont! act with John L Lewis dashed hopes Iodin for a quick nationwide peace between the industry and its miners.
Producers -whose pits yield 60
pc* cent of the country’s coal held themselves ready to deal v ith the United Mine workers chief “at any convenient date,” without waiting for a supreme court decision on his legal troubles arising from the November walkout.
But the powerful Southern Coal Producers association, whose mines produce a third of the 600,OOO,OOO-ton annual supply. broke away from the majority with • decision to hold aloof until the courts have had their say.
Far western mine owners indicated they would go along with the southerners.
Appeal Hearing Jan. 14
The high court will hear on Jan 14 Lewis* appeal from $3,-510.000 in fines against himself and the United Mine workers, imposed after the UMW chief ignored a district court order to head off the recent 17-day strike.
Long-smouldering differences between the Southern association, biggest single producing unit sn the national negotiating committee, and the remainder of the industry broke into the open at a nine-hour meeting yesterday.
The committee was adjourned sine die—without any day set for re a JE s e rn b I I n g -which meant there it scant chance of a national contract rn the foreseeable futuie
Two Doubtful Factors
Whether negotiations might soon tx* started even between Lewis and the industry majority still was doubtful because:
I. Lewis wmuld not agree to a separate contract excluding the southern group when this was suggested in negotiatings Sept. ll. after the Southern association balked at meeting terms of the government-UMW pact which ended last spring's strike.
Lewis said the UMW convention would have to pass on the question of whether to abandon the union’s policy of a nationwide agreement or none at all. In October the convention declined to change this policy.
2 The fact that operators of the northern, midwestern and “captive'’ steel company mines expressed willingness to meet with Lewis did not mean they w ould make immediate overtures to the mine leader.
These operators said they were not rushing into anything, but were merely re affirming their stand of last spring that they were ready and walling to nego-i«*te with Lewis any time.
Lewis Prefers to Walt
3. Lewis himself has indicated he prefers to wait until the supreme court has decided his contempt appeal, which may be about Feb. I,
One thing seemed clear: The next move is up to Lewis.
The UMW president, in calling off the strike December 7, said the miners w’ould negotiate-wiih any groups authorized to make a contract.
Lewis was in Springfield, 111., visiting his aged mother. A member of the family there said he had no comment "on the developments.
Some Go Far For Holidays
Jo# Gallo by Plana to Bolton, Group to Pennsylvania From lost Contest
Although home is far-far away, a number of East Central students will be “home for Christmas” this year. Joe Gallo, who comes all the way from Boston, Mass., started home Wednesday night by plane.
Eddie Moore, formerly with the cadets at E. C., will not go to his home in Colorado but is driving instead to Chester, Pennsylvania, where he will spend the holiday with a buddy whom he met while with the cadets here. Stanley Val-ancius and Bill Duffy, both of Philadelphia, will drive up with Mo.re. Chester is a suburb of Philadelphia. Jim Garner is also going with Moore to visit friends in Philadelphia.
John Hay will fly to his home in St. Louis, Mo.
Most of the students who live out of town, unless they are married and have established a temporary home here, will go home for the holidays. School turns out Friday, but some of them “jumped the gun” and left during the middle of the week.
Classes will be resumed on Monday, December 30. Allowing for travelling time, this does not give much time for those who live very far, but nevertheless, most of them expect to be back on schedule,
RADIO PHONE FOR CAR IS EXPENSIVE LUXURY
OKLAHOMA Cm', Dec. 20.
Ti—You can have a mobile radio telephone in your automobile now—but it will be considerably more expensive than the custom arv non-mobile phone.
The installation charge is $25. Then comes a $15 monthly rental marge for the equipment, plus a minimum charge of $7 monthly for service.
These rates, submitted by the .Southwestern Bell Telephone company, were approved yesterday by the state corporation commission
P.O. Adds Sunday Delivery lo Help On Christmas Mall
Additional measures are being taken by the Ada postoffice, to head off a piling up of incoming and outgoing mail and parcels in the just-before-Christmas days.
Sunday there will be regular city delivery of mail. This will relieve some of what may still he a heavy load for the post-men Monday.
Also, parcel delivery will be in operation Sunday afternoon and one window will be kepi; open at the postoffice from 12 noon to 3 p. m. for mailing.
The postoffice is remaining open until 8 o’clock tonight anc Saturday night to make it possible for those who cannot gel; to the windows during the regular hours to get their packages on their way in time to reach their destinations by Christmas.
Aged Blind Tulsa Invalid Is Saved
But Riding Academy, Lumber Yard Damaged In
Series of Fires
FIVE CENTS THI COFT
OKLAHOMA: Partly cloudy to
cloudy; not so cold tonight except fair with not much temperature change in Panhandle; fair with moderate temperatures Sat-urcav and Sunday.
FORECAST FOR DEC. 20-21
Missouri. Kansas. Oklahoma, and Nebraska—light rain southeast Missouri Saturday, otherwise no precipitation indicated in cistrjct through Wednesday; temperatures will average near normal through district Saturday, becoming colder Nebraska Saturday and over remainder of district Sunday and Monday; upward temperature trend Tuesday and Wednesday; temperatures will average near normal to slightly below over district for period.
TUIJ5A, Okla., Dec. 20, (A*)— An aged blind invalid was saved from death or injury, a riding academy wfas destroyed and a lumber yard suffered heavy damage in a series of fire! here last night.
A neighbor and a passerby earned the blind man, James Nails, 70. from his burning home in which they found.him sitting in his chair. He had smelled smoke but wras not alarmed unti the flames had almost envelopec the dwelling.
Ten horses were removed safely from the Osage riling academy’s stable IO miles from the city before fire razed the structure.
A blaze which started in a dry kiln damaged buildings and destroyed the Kiln at the American Hardwood Lumber Co.’ yards. Firemen’s prompt action kept the fire from spreading through the highly inflamable yard.
The three fires occurred just a year after the Renberg Clothing store and Barnes-Manley laundry were destroyed in Tulsa’s biggest 1945 conflagrations.
ENID, Dec. 20.—(ZP)—Fourteen young men, inmates of the Northern Oklahoma hospital, an institution for mentally ill persons, have received membership cards and a Boy Scout charter.
The new Scout troop is believed to be the first of its type in the nation. Uniforms for the members were provided by the Enid Exchange club, sponsors of the organization.
Aluminum, magnesium, and stainless steel are predicted for body structure of future trucks
Shopping Doys To Christmas
Pilots Saved Passengers In Rare Accident
Huge Airliners Scrape In Air, Fliers Land Damaged Planes, B5 Persons Sofa
ABERDEEN, Md., Dec. 20. (ZP) —Split-second reaction by two pilots were credited today with saving the lives of 85 passengers and crew members of two Miami-bound airliners which collided 2,000 feet in the air near here in an accident unprecedented in American commercial air travel.
None of the passengers suffered so much as a scratch, although both planes were damaged in the collision, which occurred in clear weather shortly after dark last night.
The co-pilot of one, a big, four-engined DC-4 Eastern airlines craft carrying 56 pqpsengers, said he saw the other, a two-engined Universal airlines C-47. approaching from the left three or four miles north of Aberdeen. He pulled his ship up at the last instant and scraped over the top of the Universal plane, Eastern officials said.
Had Only Second or Two
The co-pilot, R. Brown, of Miami, said he had “just a second or two” in which to avert disaster. The pilot of this plane, J. B. Kuhn, also of Miami, told a reporter, “Brown saved the day.”
A three-by-five-foot hole was ripped in the tail section of the larger plane, while the Universal liner carrying 22 passengers and a crew of three on a charter flight, had a hole driven into the upper portion of the fuselage, its escape hatch wrenched free and its radio and hydraulic system knocked out of commission.
Despite the damage, Henry Norris, of Cambridge, Mass., pilot of the Universal ship, brought it down safely at the Aberdeen Proving Ground field, while the Eastern plane was landed uneventfully by Kuhn before waiting crash-wagons and fire-engines at National airport, Washington, D. C.
DC-4 Overtook Other
The four-engined DC-4, cruising at about 230 miles an hour, apparently had overtaken the slower aircraft. It had started from New York, while the Universal plane had taken off at Newark, N. J.
Occupants of both planes, mostly vacationists and business men, reported little if any confusion at the time of their narrow escape, and most said they had been. unaware of the extent of their danger. All, however, had lavish praises for crew members.
Plans “Survivors Party”
One grateful survivor of the Bastern Plane, Ben J* Slutzky, of Ellenville, N. Y., announced he was presenting $500 to the crew and inivted other passengers to a ‘survivors’ party* at a Miami night club.
Officials of the Civil Aeronautic* board, who questioned the EAL crew in Washington for j hours after they landed, said it' was the first time in American commercial air history such an accident had occurred between two planes headed in the same direction.
Federal safety regulations require planes flying in opposite directions to maintain different altitudes, but planes on the same heading, although separated by
level the same
Byrnes Request For Peace Treaties Action To Test Senate’s Sentiment
Wolf, husky German .heph.rd dog. It will hr tho first Christ dome niter spending four years in the armys service, and his young companion Batt icia McCiacken, seems equally pleased at the prospect of their being together for the Yuletide.'
Robinson Little' Injured in Foil
Circumstances of Being Down on*Downtown Awning Unexplained
The circumstances are somewhat vague in the case of Frank Robinson being found on the awning just below the Dixie Rooms at 128 West Twelfth. The incident happened Thu s d a v night. J
Robinson was found on the awning and taken to Valley View Iv pital where he was given first aid treatment for minor cuts and bruises about the head and body.
He.bud a small laceration on the right side of his nee’: and a cut place on the top of his head.
Hospi’al attendants report that Robinson was apparently intoxi-ated and sent him home after ie was treated. He listed no less pan three home addresses with the hospital.
Police records show no report on the incident.
Firemen Dudley Young and Herman Landrith Went to the scene and took Robinson from the awning.
Robinson apparently fell or walked through a window on the second floor as a window is resorted to have been broken out just above where he was found.
O’DONNELL TO BE COLONEL
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20 Clarence J. O’Donnell of McAlester, Okla., is among 27 marine corps lieutenant colonels approved by President Truman for promotion to the rank of colonel. The promotions are to be submitted to the senate for confirmation when congress convenes.
U. S. blan Okayed 'In Prtndple'
Gromyko Remains Silent In Opposition to Atom Energy Commission Vote
By MAX HARRELSON
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 20. —- (A*) — The United Nations atomic energy commission today approved “in principle’’ the United States atomic control plan after Soviet Delegate Ajidrei A. Gromyko announced dramatically that he was withdrawing from the discussions.
Gromyko did not leave the council chamber as he did last April during discussion of the Iranian case in the security council, but he made it clear that his silence was not a mere absention. Despite personal appeals from Great Britain and China for his cooperation, Gromyko flatly refused to vote.
The commission already had rejected a Soviet demand that action on the U. S. atomic plan be postponed and a Polish proposal that the American plan be sent to the commission’s political committee without recommendation.
The final vote was on a Canadian compromise, which provided that the commission approved the “principles” set forth in the U. S. plan, but that Jthe final wording be left to the committee. The Canadian proposal previously had been accepted by the United States delegation.
The vote was IO to 0, with Poland abstaining and Russia’s vote uncounted, at the request of Gromyko.
Gromyko reserved his right to speak on the U. S. proposal at a “later stage.” The commission adjourned at 1:53 p.m. (est). -fr-
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 20.— (ZP)—Most families have trouble making Christmas tree ornaments last one season, but the E. J. Juhi family is using ornaments which first decorated a tree 34 years ago.
'Shortest Day' Three Times
This Year Has Three With Shortest Period of Daylight Hours
Don’t be surprised if you roll out of bed next Saturday or Sunday morning and find it’s almost time to go back to bed.
On a poll taken of Adans and college students at random, this question was asked: “What is
the shortest daylight day of the year?”
Many of them said, “It’s either the 20th or 21st of December.” Others said, “It’s the 21st or 22nd of December.” And still others —like myself—just didn’t know when it was except that it was sometime during the winter months.
Well, the usually correct answer is the 21st of December since that day is the first day of winter. But this year, either the 2lst, 22nd or 23rd would be right. .This year’s World Almanac shows that on December 21 the sun rises at 6:58 a. rn. and sets at 4:58 p. rn. The 22nd is exactly the same, but on the 23rd. the sun will rise one minute later and set one minute later, making the actual length of the three days —IO hours—the same.
M. P Hatchett, science teacher at East Central, explains this fact thusly: “The reason for the shortest day of the year is that the sun is exactly vertical over the tropic of Capricorn.”
So if one of these three days you think you are running behind schedule, it is merely because the day only contains IO hours. But there is some consolation in the fact that next June 21, the first day of summer, is the longest day in the year, at a season when we caiv be outdoors and make the most of it.
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The new B-50, an adaptation of !
the B-29, is being designed for service anywhere on the globe— from equator to poles.
Grade School Band Serenades Hospital And Orphanage
Patients and Children Enjoy Thursday Evening Christmas Programs
Patients at Valley View hospital and children at the Baptist Orphanage north of Ada were serenaded with Christmas carols Thursday night played by the combined Ada Grade school band, and directed by Harold Graham, director of music in
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Christmas carols were played
Atom Energy Use Is Near
Commercial Use Within Five Years lf Government Gives 'Green Light*
BOSTON, De c. 20 —f/I*)—Commercial use of atomic energy within five years was predic ted today by a group of New England experts providing the government gives the “green light” to industry.
Atomic generation of electric power, they said, could be accomplished at an original cost ro 'arable to present modern methods and eventually for much less.
These views were expressed ’n a report by a New England council committee which incluc.es in its membership Karl T. Comr ton, president of Massachusetts Insti tut© of Technology and one of the developers of the atom bomb.
Clearly Possible Although no atomic plants have been built, they said, “there now seems to be no question, from the purely technical standpoint, about the possibility of generating large amounts of power from the heat liberated during the operation of atomic piles.
Many factors, they added, would affect the speed with which the atom is put to commercial use among them government financial support for research and development, full release of technical information commensurate with sec urity and “provided that industry be given the green light to proceed with its own development.”
Electrical Pawer In Five Years Granted these*, they said, “it seems probable that within five years atomic piles could be operating for the purpose of producing electric power.”
The committee said it was difficult to predict what the first commercial uses of atomic power would be put that “it seems likely that it will be for purposes needing heavy and continuous loads of power.”
Federal funds for research and development of peacetime industrial and humanitarian application of atomic energy re necessary, the report said, as ’veil as for “I arg e-s calc fundamental
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band members were invited into the hospital where they were treated to hot chocolate and cookies.
All Enjoyed Them J. F. Harker, superintendent at Valley View, said that the Christmas carols were enjoyed immensely by patients at the hospital.
The hospital has been decorated for the occasion with a large star placed above the hospital itself and a smaller star to be seen over the nurses home.
Composed of fifth and sixth graders, the band was made up of about 20 members of the original 40 that were to attend, but couldn’t because of the cold. Then To Orphanage At the orphanage, a 25-minute program was presented, including special numers. Devon Herrings gave the children at the orphanage a saxophone solo; the student director of the band was Qjlly Cheek.
Mr. Graham said the occasion was enjoyed by every child at the orphanage and by every child participating in the band.
Following the playing of Christmas carols, band members presented the children at the orphanage with Christmas gifts, then returned home.
Warmer Weather (ailed Possible
and promotion group.
“A lot of money,” the committee said, would be necessary to bring about the practical utilization of atomic energy for industrial power to propel ships, turn the wheels of factories and light I homes.
However, the report said that ! electric power could be produced from atomic piles “at a cost comparable with that from the most modern high-pressure tide-water steam central stations” and predicted that eventually the cost "may go well below present production costs.”
CIO Suggests That Steel Contracts Hold During Talks
PITTSBURGH. Dec. 20.
The nation's vast steel fabricating industry today studied a CIO-United Steelworkers’ proposal that the companies agree to extend present contracts untij the
Hopes for Quick Action On
Axis Satellite Treaties Before Moscow Meeting
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, Dec 20—AP}
—Secretary of State Byrnes is reported r dy today for an earlv te of the new Republican-controlled senate s attitude on international affairs with a request function on four peace treaties with Axis satellites.
Byrnes has advised interested senators he wants to place the pacts with Italy, Bulgaria. Romania and Hungary before the foreign relations committee shortly after they are formally signed Feb. I A fifth Allied treaty — with I* inland has been drafted. but will not come before the sen• at* for consideration The United Stales was not at war with Finland and had no voice in the treaty tor ms.
Some May Want Jo Hast#
Whil he is expected to ask speedy consideration in an attempt to clear this hurdle before the March IS meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow, there are indications that some republicans will want to go deeply into the whole matter of treaty negotiations.
Because It normally takes several weeks for senate committees to process an important matter of this kind. Senator Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) has told friends it
probably will be impossible for him to accompany Bvrnes to th* opening of the Moscow meeting.
I he Michigan senator apparently feel th.it he and Senator Connelly 'D lex ), both of whom have served as Byrnes’ advisers at past foreign ministers* discussions, can not leave until the senate act finally. Vandenberg is slated to succeed Connally as foreign relations chairman January
Byrnes’ hope for quick action on the treaties reportedly is based in part on his desire to have th* two senators with him in MnSI
But the underlying urge for speed is represented as stemming from the treaties’ terms calling for the withdrawal of occupation forces in some of the countries involved.
Russia promised to get her troops out of Bulgar!! and to withdraw all but communications garrisons from Romania and Hungary 90 days after the treaties are ratified by the four major powers and put into effect by the former enemy nations — *-
Thursday Had 36 Degree Maximum
Was It snow or wax it jus heavy frost'’
The official report is inclined to call it frost, though a number of residents here are convinced that the white stuff they found here and there Friday morning was snow'.
Thursday was definitely cold. Raw. damp weather prevailed throughout the day and registered a 36-degree high.
The night’s low was 28 degrees, still low enough to cause freezing of exposed water but milder than the 20-degree low' of th* night before.
Sub-Freezing Levels Generol Over Stole
By The Associated Presa
Sub-f r e e 7. i n g temperatures were general throughout Oklahoma again during the night but warmer weather is possible Saturday.
Guymon in the Panhandle
again reported the lowest reading—25 degrees—but this was nine degrees higher than 25 hours earlier. Guymon’s 46-de-grre reading Thursday also was the highest in Oklahoma.
Other minimum temperatures: 26 at Enid, Elk City, Ponca City and Oklahoma City airport, w'ith 28 recorded at Oklahoma City’s downtown weather station; 29 at Fort Still; 30 db Tulsa and Ardmore; 32 at McAlester.
BARTLESVILLE. Dec. 20.—(ZP) —The Rev. Donald M. Sheridan has announced his resignation as pastor of the First Christian church here to accept a call to tho East End Christian church at Pittsburgh, Pa. Reverend Sheri
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tem with basic steel producers, yesterday of injuries received PhTfl request was made by Wednesday in the collision of his tv, pro Urrjy’4.W heads both car and a truck 15 miles west of me CIO and the Steelworkers’ hero. His wife suffered minor nill mon, at the conclusion of a j juries, series of conferences held here by the CIO’s top-ranking strategists—the 174 members of the wage-policy committee.
Murray declared the union’s action “indicates a desire of the union to make a peaceable agreement in the industry” and added:
“Approval of the plan will furnish the smaller unions an opportunity to accept the same terms and conditions provided for in the basic steel industry or negotiate for different conditions in such other ways as mav be mutually satisfacory to both parties.”
The steel fabricators, which employ about 45 percent of the union s 853,000 members, use as their raw material the steel produced in basic steel plants.
time limit on the proposed con-
tract extension was set. contracts involved expire Febru ary 15. as in the basic steel industry where contract negotiations are expected to begin about Jan. 15.
By (late BImIra, Jot
PONCA CITY. Dec. 20 (ZF)-
Herbert Allen couldn't find a house So he went back to Arkan-
for 13 years. ^ ^ haulcd Poncj|> Cily
Ain't it funny how yon drop into a grocery store fer a loaf o' bread an’ come out with a $6.00 bag o’ stuff that
you can carry with two fingers?
Jest because some folk* don’t live th’ average routine o* th’ average person, people consider im a “nut”—we consider it none o’ the’r durn business.