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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 22, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma -      y*"    COMnfl"9    off    *•«»«>    days,    then    hours    until    Chromos    wot    th*    ton    of    Adons    who'd    figured    out    the    number    of    seconds    until    he    got    home    for    holidays. Axerage Net Nov. Paid Circulation 8607 Mrmbrr. Audit llureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS 43rd Ycor—No. 211 FINAL EDITION Santa Claus' Sack Filling Up Rapidly as Chrisfmas Nearing Christmas Thoughts Turn Today to Story of Christchild And His Birth, Observed in Music and Message Santa Claus’ sack was filling rapidly near its capacious top here Saturday and two more days cf shopping will have everything ready for the day of days of the entire year. ^ But between now and Wednes Orphanage Party Monday Happy Occasion For Jaycees, Children Hot Been Arranged Children of the Baptist Orphans home, north of Ada, will be given their annual Christmas party Monday evening by the Ada Junior Chamber of Commerce. A present will be given to each child by the Jaycees, in addition to an all-round Christmas party. Rex Morrison, superintendent of schools, will present a magic snow for the kids. Morrison has been a skilled magician for a number of years, and is a favorite with his Monday night audience. The party will start at the evening with the Jaycees leaving from Convention Hall at 7. Trice Broadrick, president of the Jaycees, reminds all Jaycees who have drawn a name and have not turned in their present, to do so before noon Monday. i he present is to be turned in to Jim Webbs office, 108 E. Main. with the name clearly written on it. Broadrick urges none to forget, because none of the children must be left out.  * - Firemen of City Hold Their Annual Banquet Pas! Week Thirtieth Annuo! Affair Enjoyed by Firefighters And Guests More than 50 men were guests Fndav night at the annual Fireman s Banquet that was held in the dining room of the Ada fire station. It was the 30th annual affair for the group. Fire Chief Ed Halsey, who has attended all 30 banquets as a member of the group, said that the fire department today tries to live up to a slogan that was carried bv the department when it was organized. ' On the jump and ready to go to do any service for humanity” was the slogan and object of the early-day fire department. The slogan is a reality only to those who know how the department operates. Toastmaster Dudley Young made the event a gala affair with his witty remarks. bour of the five city councilmen and the city manager were present for the banquet Mayor Frank Spencer congratulated the department for its fine work and H. J Huddled on said. "This Is the finest fire department of any city in our class.” Councilman Vernon Roberts remarked that the spirit of the department has been kept far above the average through the years "Hie type of men employed as firemen are efficient and are an asset to the community,' said Councilman Joe Hensley There are 32 active members of the Ada fire department and most of them were present for the annual feed. The menu was highlighted with venison and the table were laden with good things to eat. The meal in its entirely was prepared bv the refreshment committee of the department. day there are many things besides shopping that will contribute to the already general Christmas spirit among residents of this area. Christchild’s Story Retold Today in Sunday School and church services the Story of the Christchild will be told and re-told reverently, while songs of the Christian world rejoicing at the Christmastide will ring from large church and small. And tonight special messages rn music, in the form of cantatas, invite the music lover to several Ada churches. Holidaying Begun Holidaying has really begun first for public school and college students, now for some others who will have a week away from customary duties. Christmas Day, of'course, will be a general holiday with the wheels of industry and business and government slowed to an absolute minimum. The Ada I News will join in celebrating the orphange af 7:30 o’clock Monday I *;cws. Wl11 J" celebrating the evening with the Jaycees leaving P^afion wlth the employes on holiday. Parties, visiting, wrapping of parcels, all of the mysterious activities that precede Christmas Day, will keep the feeling of Christmas mounting here for the next three days. And over and through it all the Christmas lights sparkle gaily, evergreens bring their beauty to home and store, w l#!c the shoppers and clerks exchange cheerful remarks in the happiest atmosphere of mutual courtesy and feeling known since before the strain of war years. -H—- Wrong Number For Santa Frets Woman RICHMOND. Va., Dec. 21, CP) —"Santa,” said Mrs. R. L. Crone rather wearily, "doesn’t live here anymore.” She’d said the same thing several hundred times over her telephone to expectant kiddies who wanted to get in a personal word with St. Nick before chimney climbing time. Mrs. Crone got caught in her Christmas crisis when a department store launched a call-up Santa Claus ^tunt yesterday in a big newspaper ad.* The ad listed the number to call and a battery of Santa Clauses stood by at a radio station to receive them. But it listed Mrs. Crone’s telephone number instead of the station’s. Bv ads and announcements the FIVE CENTS THI COTY ley % w" ' m,-' , \ 1 ii * I CS;: TA,L LAWFORD, who’d S    lie    would be spending Christmas of 1946 sev eral thousand miles from home, but that’s what has developed m0rthe Am,"6 M’e ju^es ?/ Milltary Tribunal No. I, organized in the American Occupation Zone of Germany and designated to PnC,™e at, th.e trial of 23 German doctors and se"entisSTnvoIved tv ton^entra^°n camp atrocities. The doctors’ trial opened in the Nuernberg Palace of Justice Dec. 9, in the same room whorl Goering and his co-dcfendants were tried. Judge Crawford was for IO years county judge of Pontotoc county and would h7v! falT’to do to rea'S as dislric.1. iud*e but f°r b>s resignation this ic Iv, ? I. Germany with the war crimes division. Crawford Germanndoctors **    ' ars evidence Presented in the case of the Quake And Six Tidal Waves Spread Death, Devastation Over Vast Region Of Japan i upparimcni. inc * ’    'uinuuiivemrnis inc slogan is a rcalitv only to those f*«ore sought to stem the calls to —— • Mrs. Crone but the success of the campaign was questionable. Mrs. Crone said Apardon, mc but .... hello. No Santa Claus doesn’t live here”—that she didnt mind but she would like to have time to get a little last minute Christmas ...” Pardon, nip. No I’m sorry Santa Claus doesn t live here . . . , shop ping. Faces Christmas With Lighter Heart After 31-Year Struggle To Repay $18,000 Bank Losses CHICAGO, Dec. 21.-(AP)-Frank Roti, a former bank president, today faced Christmas with a light heart after a ol-year struggle to pay $18,000 in bank losses to depositors_ although he was under no legal obligation to do so. Roti, who has been a lay broth A.................... er in Sacred Heart Seminary at suburban Melrose Park for the past eight years, was head of the — A —. ____ id — _ _ f __.    -arm.    rn    m    —    -    - Dickey Resigns As Hospital Manager OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 21. cps—Howard R. Dickey, business manager of the University hospital. Crippled Children’s hospital and University of Oklahoma school of medicine, resigned today effective Jan. I, Dickey said he would accept a position am administrator of the San Jacinto Memorial hospital near Houston, Tex. Dr George L. Cross, University of Oklahoma president, said i he would recommend William L. Jesse. Dickey’s assistant, be appointed to succeed him. Dickey has been with the hospital since 1927 and has held his present position since 1935. -—a —--- At the great salt mine at Salnic, Romania, more than 80,000 tons of rock salt are mined annually. Check Up on Six Balloons in Wood SEATTLE, Dec. 21, CPU—Army Air rescue authorities from McChord field today were investigating six balloons, found in the woods above Enumclaw, west of Mt. Rainier, on the chance they might he clues to the Marine corps transport plane, missing with 32 men since Den*. IO. Marine corps facials at San Diego, whence the "plane was fly mg to Seattle when it disappear cd in bud weather, informed army authorities the transport was not known to have carried such equipment. Ranger Melvin McCullough, who reported the find, said five of the balloons were pink and fine was gray. All but one was deflated when the cluster was found. Blown up, they have a diameter of about three feet. Meanwhile the navy centered its search in the region east of Toledo, Wash., with planes standing by at the Sand Point Naval Air Station in case new clues can be run down from the air. I weather! Oklahoma: Fair Sunday, increasing cloudiness Monday; little change in temperature. Shopping Days To Christmas estern Savings Bank in Chicago when four gunmen robbed the bank of $2,200 on Feb. 7, 1915. Although the loss was covered by insurance, business fell off drastically and the bank was forced to close about three weeks later. Liquidation brought depositors about 35 cents on the dollar. A subsequent bankruptcy, action relieved Boti of further liability. Got Started in 1925 Today, Roti recalled "I had little to do after the failure, and I went to a quarry where I saw some of my customers swinging heavy hammers—earning their livings by hard physical toil. I knew then I must repay their losses.” Rot! had a family of six children, and, until 192*5, he was unable to set aside any of his income for depositors, but whim his two sons and four daughters became partly self-supporting, he began paying depositors from earnings of his small retail meat business. Paying first those in greatest need, Boti continued to compensate his former customers from his income which was increased by returns from real estate investments financed bv sale of his suburban Oak Park home. Tracing 50 Others Today, approximately 200 customers have been repaid $14,000 and the balance of $4,000 is on hand for another 50 whom Roti, now 65, is tracing through baptism;^ marriage, school and other records. "Although it gives me personal satisfaction to have nil of my financial responsibilities lifted especially at tins Christmas season, Boti said, "I cannot claim any credit. Our Lord granted me firmness in my good intentions, and the children and I were instruments in his hands.” Tulsa U. Receives Veteran's Estate Former Student Had Named School ss Beneficiary on Insurance Policy TULSA, Okla., Dec. 21. UP)— Dr. C. I. Pontius, president, today announced the University of Tulsa has received a $10,000 veterans administration check as the result of a former student’s naming the school as beneficiary in his national service life insurance policy. Dr. Pontius identified the former student as th* late Captain Howard W. Merkel of Marion, la., who left the university to join the air corps and was' listed as missing in action over New Guinea on July IO, 1943. The war department last January changed his Status to "killed in action.” Captain Merkel, who previously attended Cornell college and Iowa State college, was a student in the Tulsa university’s downtown division from 1939 to 1940. Mary (. Jinks Taken by Death Popular Former Resident, Byng Teacher, Church Worker Dies Suddenly Mary Catherine Jinks, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Jinks, 814 East Thirteenth, died at a local hospital early Saturday afternoon during preparations for an operation. Funeral arrangements will be announced Inter. Miss Jinks, who was a degree graduate of East Central State college last spring, was teaching in Byng high school. She became seriously ill early Saturday and her death came suddenly and unexpectedly. Miss Jinks was born at Hickory. The family moved to Ada about fiv«» years ago. Her loss will be felt not only a!™nKJ?er family and friends but at the First Baptist church, where Erne was one of the most valued and loved of the younger leaders, having been active in Y.W.A., Training Union, teacher in Sunday School, busy in Baptist Student Union program and a member of the chair. Surviving are the parents and two sisters, Johnny Jinks and Willena Jinks of Ada. Jesse Bonds, Allen, Dies Funeral Monday for Attorney Residing in Pontotoc County Since 1920 Jesse S. Bonds, 59, attorney who had mr^e his home in Allen since 19M, became suddenly ill Thursday afternoon and died Friday morning about 9:30 in a hospital at Holdenville. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 from the chapel of the Allen Funeral Home, Rev. W. G. Beasley officiating; burial in Allen cemetery. ' Honorary pallbearers will be members of the legal bar associations of Pontotoc and Hughes counties. Born In Arkansas Mr. Bonds was born in Arkansas in 1887. He was married in 1906 to Miss Mamie Russell at Lamar, Afk. The family moved later to Holdenville, staying there 12 years, then to Oklahoma City for a year and then to Allen. In 1912 he was graduated from Cumberland Law School at Lebanon, Tenn. Although he never held public office, he was active in politics and also engaged in oil transactions in addition to his practice of law. All four of his sons and his son-in-law served in uniform during War II, and all of them saw overseas service. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mamie Bonds; two daughters, Mrs. Bill Watson of Weatherford and Jo Ann Bonds of the home; four sons. Russell of Fresno, Calif., Herman of Hartford, Conn., Jesse. Jr., of Gainesville, Fla., and Clifford Bonds of Allen; two brothers. Jiles Bonds of Upper Lake, Calif., and George Bonds of Richmond. Calif,; two granddaughters. Judy and Gail Bonds, Hartford. -lr- Snow-Sleel-Rain Cause Traffic Jams On Eastern Seaboard By The Aune laird prtn Snow, sleet, rain and fog that lied yp transportation in many sections of the country provided the traditional setting for winter’s arrival at 4:54 a. rn. (LST) today (Sunday). However, the forecast of above normal temperatures the next few days lessened prospects for a white Christmas in most areas Rain or snow fell yesterday from the Great Lakes area to eastern New York and sleet or snow caused serious traffic jams in several eastern seaboard cities. Icy roads and poor visibility caused numerous highway accidents with seven dead in Indiana alone. Snow ranged up to three inches in northern Indiana. — - » - Gold is the best conductor of heat, and is second to copper as a conductor of electricity. Talmadge Is Death Victim Georgia Governor-Elect Succumbs, Hot Fight Far Place Already Developing By ROMNEY WHEELER ATLANTA, Dec. 21.—(ZP)—Eugene Talmadge, 62, one of Georgia’s most colorful public figures, died today, scarcely three weeks before he would have been inaugurated for a fourth time as governor. The red-gallused advocate of white supremacy” who made 2/2 speeches against doctors’ orders in a bitter democratic primary last summer, succumbed at attending physician said Talmadge was aware since Tuesday that he was dying, and voiced anxiety concerning the political future eft Georgia after his death. Governor Ellis Arnall ordered the state capitol closed today and Monday, and said Talmadge’s body would lie in state from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the capitol rotunda. As an expression of official respect, Arnall said he and elected statehouse officers would attend the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Talmadge’s farm home on Sugar Creek, near McRae, Ga. Succession Battle Looms A physician who asked that his name be withheld attributed Talmadge’s death to cirrhosis of the liver and hemolytiv jaundice complications, superinduced bv stomach hemorrhages which began last October 3. The death of the governor-elect drew lines for an unprecedented legal and political battle of succession. Authoritative sources said Arnall, who ousted Talmadge from office four years ago, would refuse to vacate as*governor until conflicting views on constitutional requirements are resolved. Arnall was ineligible to succeed himself, but the constitution provides he shall serve until his successor "is chosen and qualified ” Legal sources said this could mean a four-year holdover, until the quadrennial election rn a governor in 1950. Arnall, himself, said discussion of who would be next governor was "highly inappropriate at this time.” Talmadge Son Suggested Fred Hand, scheduled to become speaker of the next Georgia house of representatives, advocated a special election, "the sooner, the better*” But sources high in Talmadge councils forecast th/* legislature would elect Herman Talmadge, son and campaign manager of the late governor-elect. Talmadge associates said if Arnall refused to surrender his office to Herman "the legislature would impeach him and appoint enough s e r g e a n t s at arms to throw him out of the capitol.” California, 12th in population in 1910, been me 3rd by 1944, but for tops in auto repair see Sin top? nett-Meaders. 12-22- It Just About Everybody Takes Part in Toy Factory’ Here By JOHN CLAYTON romnnnv tho   I- I..'.     ... By JOHN CLAYTON Did you know that we have a toy factory in Ada? Well we do, and a very good one too. I doubt that anyone not connected with the toy program sponsored by the Ada Lion’s club could realize how intricate and how big the job is to supply toys for 286 kids, starting with nothing but an idea and willing hearts and hands. To explain the story, I must start at the beginning. First was the idea, conceived by the Lions. Then they launched the drive to get the toys. A great number of men and businesses had to helD in this. Many Helped Gather Toys Transportation had to be furnished. Automobile dealers took care of that by lending trucks and pickups. Then they had to have workers. Members of the different civic organizations (not Lions exclusively) and a huge body of boy scouts helped there. The McSwain theatre and all affiliated with their "free show for a toy” program helped. Then came the worry of where to put them. After some trouble involving a call to Durant, they secured the old Hostess Ice C ream parlor on South Townsend as a store house. Before the building could be used, stoves had to be installed and the lights turned on. This was contributed by the OG&E Co. and the Southwester^ Gas company, the gAs men laying ov cr 200 feet of pipe, requiring about four hours labor—all as a gift Many Needed Repair But—many of the toys were broken and were not fit as gifts. They had to be repaired. For this job, the manual training and home economics department of both Ada High school and East Central helped, along with the Ada firemen. Broken doll beds were fixed, toy guns were repaired and repainted if necessary. Dolls were repaired and dresses made for them. (One East Central girl even cut off some of her own hair to put some on a doll). Have Almost Enough Now After these toys had been repaired to look like new, they decided it would be nice to give some brand new gifts as well as the repaired ones. Contributions were made by gift stores, department stores and others. Girls staying at Knight hall at their ing gifts for each other, bought Sifts that younger kids could use. Tter they were handed out at the party, they turned them all over to the drive. The Ada High school seniors did the same at their party at the youth center They how have nearly enough toys to give each of the 286 chil-dren a new toy. But these dolls and guns and Kbeds and cars could not ba re paired without material. Ro hardware dealers chipped in with bolts and screws. paint stores gave paint—all the time using donated transportation and labor. C & S cleaners gave all of the rag dolls a thorough dry clcan-ing. Keith Marshall, an employee of the Retail Merchants Association here and chairman of the Lions toy drive, reports that the job of playing Santa is in its last stages now. Then The Wrapping Thursday night, a group of men and their wives gathered at the store room to wrap each gift individually and put a name on it. Names of needy children over the community (not just in Ada) were secured by the Salvation Army. Now each child will be presented with his gifts personally. The presents will be delivered before Christmas so that the gift will be just as if the parent had bought it. Some of the gifts will be dis- Moy Have Been One of Most Violent Quakes in Earth's History; Hundreds Known Dead and Many Hard-Hit Areas Still Isolated; No Americans Known To Be Among Casualties By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO, Sunday, Dec. 22.—t(AP)—One of the most violent earthquakes in history, followed by six tidal waves, left a wake of death and ruin today over more than 60,000 square miles of southern Japan, with the toll climbing by JaDanese count to 592 dead. With some of the hardest-hit areas still isolated, death or damage were reported from points within 80 miles of Tokyo to the western shores of Honshu and as far south as Kyushu, southernmost home island. Kyodo news agency put the# toll at 592 dead, 403 injured I / seriously and 14,592 houses and * buildings destroyed as the earth’s upheaval yesterday rocked and flooded scores of cities and towns. U. S. army estimates put th** minimum death toll at 422, but they did not include the Wakayama peninsula—south of Japan’s second city of Osaka—which caught the full force of the earth’s blow. Kyodo said first reports from the stricken and Isolated peni-sula put the death toll in that area at 43. New Shocks in Night New earth shocks were recorded during the night—apparently the usual echoes of great seismic disturbances—but they were felt neither in Tokyo nor Osaka. Associated Press Corresoondent F rank L. White in Osaka said that city escaped major damage. British army officers said field reports indicated their occupation area on Shikoku, one of the southern main home islands, was hardest hit by the quake but thev were unable to confirm earlier reports that a British soldier was missing. The new reports spread the picture of devastation far beyond the original scene, with deaths reported in Gifu prefecture, 130 miles west of Tokyo, and to the north of Gifu in Ishikawa prefecture, on Honshu’s western coast. Vast Area Involved Others occurred more than 450 miles southwest of Tokyo in the sea-side prefecture of Oita, which is on Kyushu at the west end of the inland sea. The inland sea itself became a funnel for the force of the seismic waves, and damage was heavy on both its north and south shores. Japanese began talking in Tokyo of appealing for Allied assistance for earthquake victims, as they did two decades ago. American and Japanese relief teams rushed into the disaster zonz* fearful that th** death toll might rise from the tidal wave ami earth shock, described offi cially as five times greater than the one which killed 143,000 persons in the- Tokyo area in 1923. . Inland Sea Area Hit Death and destruction also spread into the inland sea area, and newest army reports said 44 were known dead in the city of Okayama, on the north shore 90 miles wz*st of Osaka. Twenty were reported killed at Matsuyama, 85 miles southwest of Okayama and on the opposite City of Osaka Is Unhurt Newsmen From Tokyo Find Great Metropolis On Edge of Disaster Area By FRANK L. WHITE OSA?!A, Sunday, Dec. 22 UP —Only a finger of the terrify earthquake and tidal wave which lashed areas 30 miles from her* flicked this industrial metropolu of Japan yesterday. Life was just about back to nor* mal this morning as the first correspondents from Tokyo reached this northern edge of the disaster zone. A .few light houses collapsed during the quake but otherwise the city apparently was untouched. The latest death toll for all Osaka prefecture remained at IS, according to U. S. reports. The city did not feel any tremors last night, hours after the first quake, when U. S. seismographs reported new shocks. Rumors of damage and casualties on Wakayama peninsula to the south, nrculated here, but they were impossible to check immediately. I arrived in Osaka this morning in a party of ten other foreign correspondents and photographers the first group of foreign newspapermen to reach the damaged area. The trip from Tok\ * was uneventful. Although some tunnels reportedly were blocked by landslides early yesterday, travel conditions between here and Tokyo were normal. Army public relations officers arranged jeep transportation far correspondent*, who immediate!* left for Wakayama and oth/*r stricken areas Reports to Osaka from Wakayama said casualties and damage still could not be assayed. Another area, believed equally hard-hit by tidal waves, was the Kochi district of southern Shikoku, which is reachable only bv ferry from the west, rn coast of Wakayama ordinarily. Ghrictmac    j    #    L    01    ine    will    be dis- ‘nbutod by the Welfare Atocia- tion, but many will be delivered by members of the Lions club. So now you see just how complicated this operation has been and how many people it cnvol-ves. No one group can he given all the credit, and none of them ask any credit or thanks. Thev only say, "If the kids have as much fun with the toys as we Hid giving them, wa will ba very nappy.” (Continued on Page 3 Column 4) Charges Woman’s Treatment Barbaric Held Six Months in Arkansas Jail as Motoric! Witness in Murder Casa LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 21. (ZP) ~ A young woman held six months 1 in the Pulaski County jail as a material witness in a murder ease was freed today by Circuit Judge Glia Fulk who termed her incarceration "barbaric.” The woman, Mrs. Frances Morris, 21, is a principal witness in the slaying last March of a 50-year-old Little Rock man. Two taxi cab drivers were charged with murder and released on bond three months ago. Mrs Morris was unable to post $1,000 bond and was kept in jail. Informed by a bailiff that the witness still was held, Judge Fulk signed a release order, “directed her deposition be taken for possible use in any trial of the case, arid declared heatedly: "I think the Arkansas legislature ought to abolish this atrocity It is certainly contrary to the spirit of American institutions that a mere witness may be held in jail, possibly indefinitely, in order to secure testimony in a criminal action, xxx "It is a relic of tho barbaric methods of English jurisprudence still in force now under changed conditions of securing evidence. ’This statute has no parallel in American law and ought to ba repealed xxx.1* MARTINSBURG, W. Va., De 21.    - / I’) Bulldozers went i work in the wrong orchard ti flay, and before anybody realize the mistake, 600 bearing app! trees lay in rums. Officials, sorrowfully survey mg the havoc, explained it th way: American fruit growers orc! ard engager! a contractor to clea 15 acres of old trees preparator to replanting The two bulldozers sent by th contractor got on the adjoin in property of Smith Orchard corr pany by mistake and clear-exactly 15 acres af good, live tref bearing annually hundreds r bushels of Stay men, delicious an golden delicious apples. TH’ | PESSIMIST mr n»b ■•■■taw J* VVo ain t no angel er ra former, but we think Christmas would be a lot better ii we d all pray more an* "mix-an’-pour” less. —OO— We don’t care much fer th1 housewife whose "cookin’" consists o’ peanut butter sandwiches an’ a sack o’ potato chips. ;

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