Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 23, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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French Using Planes, Field Guns al Hanoi
Battle Grows for Control Of Battered Capitol Of Viet-Nom Republic
PARIS, Dec. 23.—rench troops attacked Vietnam positions rn the city hall and postoffice and the Indo-Chinese quarter of Hanoi today in th wading battle for control of the battered capital of the Viet-Nam republic, the French press agency said.
French authorities were quoted ac saying 29 French civilians, including ll women, had been killed in the fighting and that their bodies were brutally mutilated.
The French onslaught was opened with bomba, dmcnt by planes and field guns of Viet-Nam troops in a strongly fortified barracks which formerly housed Indo-Chinese guards, the news agency said.
Viet-Nam * batterie* were reported shelling the French-held citadel with old 75 millimeter guns which Japanese took previously from the French.
French armored units and infantry battled for possession of the Rue Coton, main thoroughfare of the Indo-Chinese district to the north of the capital. Other French troops were reported advancing Gown the boulevard Gambettj, south of the downtown district.
French engineers struggled to repair the damaged power plant and restore electrical service. The city was described as without water.
The French news agency announced the proclamation of a state of siege in Tonkin anti northern Annam.
French official circles, the agency said, announced that the bodies of some Japanese were among the guards killed defending the Hanoi residence o. the Viet-F am president, Ho Chi M:nh, when it was stormed by French troops Dec. 18.
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Shoppers and Vocation Trippers Throng Terminals, Extra Buses Being Used
Hearing Granted To lewis, UMW On Injunction Validity
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. iff*)— The supreme court today granted John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers a hearing on a new appeal questioning the validity of the preliminary injunction issued against them during the recent soft coal strike.
The effect is to broaden the issues of law before the court in Lewis appeal from the $10,000 fine imposed on him and the $3,-500.000 fine on the union for contempt of court.
In earlier petitions, Lewis and Inc union challenged the validity < I temporary restraining orders issued in the same case by U S District Judge T. Alan Goldshor-ough here.
The supreme court, in accepting the latest appeal, consolidated it with the appeals granted earlier. Argument on all of the issues will be heard January 14. Senator Hugh Butler of Nebraska. next in line to Taft on the finance committee, told a reporter he is more interested in becoming chairman of the new and enlarged public lands committee, ^ that post falls to him by seniority as it seems likely to do.
Besides heading the finance committee. Minikin is in line for election as chairman of the republican conference, a post Senator Arthur Vandenburg of Michigan will vacate when he becomes the senate’s new presiding officer.
Talmadge to Rest Among Neighbors
^ McRae. Ga., Dec. 23.—(yP)— They bury Eugene Talmadge h«i e today, among the neighbors he
The red-suspendered campaigner for “white supremacy,” who wo® b fourth term as governor of Georgia but did not live to begin it, will rest on a windswept knoll in Oak Grove cemetery—just as he wished. Funeral services were set in the First Baptist church, of which he was a member.
The governor-elect died early Saturday in Atlanta after a threo-m on th bout with a stomach ailment and subsequent complications.
Talmadge's wife, I nown to t usands as “Miss Mitt,*’ selected the SIU*, saying: “Here is where i e wished to be-'—here among his lr .ends " The cemetery is not far from his rambling McRae farm.
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Proof that Ada is receiving one of the biggest Christmas holiday shopping rushes in recent history can be seen at the Denco bus terminal and CTC station. At all lours of the* day, the waiting room is crowded to capacity with People waiting to return home after their shopping tour, or leaving for a holiday vacation.
Not only are the workers at the station getting the rush of the year, but the ticket agents are short one man. Many of the busses arc running on a double schedule; that is, instead of only one of the large 33 passenger busses making the route, two of them are going and they are both crowded to standing room only.
In addition to the capacity of passengers, most of them are shoppers in Ada and arc* returning home with arms full of bundles. The baggage compartments in the large busses are overflowing, and all bundles that can be, must be carried by the passengers.
Friday, two large busses were sent to the School for the Deaf at Sulphur to pick up students who were going home for the holidays. Some of the 80 students picked up were carried to Davis to be transferred to another line, . and some were bi ought to Ada and transferred to points north.
Ticket agents also report that a large number of people are traveling far to spend the holidays. They have sold tickets to Illinois, Minnesota, California, Texas, Arkansas and as far as New York.
They reported that the greatest rush so far this year was Saturday, hut they expect today and Tuesday to be about the
The bus lines are one of the few businesses that do not stop or celebration of the holidays, and will work right on through Christmas and New Years day.
Most of Notion Won't
Have White Christmas
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r'u Ve Wl^ *)e DO snow for Christmas over most of the nation,
Thats the word from the Chicago weather bureau, which added that any requests to Santa Claus for new sleds should include last minute orders for snow to accompany the sleds. The forecasters thought Santa might bo able to use influence that they don t have.
Present snow cover is limited to North Dakota and Montana and portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, rnw* ’ Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and inland New England spots, the weather map shows. T he weather bureau expects no additional snowfall by Christmas morn, and expects that the snow in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia will disappear, for the most part by tomorrow evening.
Temperatures in the midwest peaked by a reading of 50 in Kansas City last (Sunday) midnight. were expected to be pushed down to normal by a cold front spreading south and east from the Dakotas.
Christmas Story Today
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Today’s Christmas story— Weather —just Aibout perfect for shopper, travelers and, important to many a mother, for the children now out of school to spend most of the daylight hours playing out of doors.
Shopping — hurrying merrily toward a Merry Christmas with the stores pervaded with a happy atmosphere.
Travel—many people gone, going and many coming and still to arrive, by bus, private cars and automobiles.
General — everything shaping up for one of the most generally happy Christmases for most people than for goodness knows .when.
Mrs. Yandell Lain Succumbs Sunday To Brief Illness
. f?rs. Lois Lain, wife of Yan-
^.,La.m' ?16 West Eighteen-Ut, died at a local hospital early Sunday afternoon. She was stricken last Monday with a cerebral hemorrhage and had been in serious condition since.
The funeral will be held this afternoon (Monday) at 4:30 from the Criswell Funeral Chapel, Rev. Howard Bush officiating; burial will be In Memorial Park.
In addition to Mr. Lain, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paula Haas, Tulsa; mother, Mrs. Cora Bingham, Ada; a sister, Mrs. B F. Luttrell, Amarillo, Tex.; brother, H. H. Bingham of Oklahoma City; nephew, Ben Stout, jr., Dallas, and a grandson, Steven Haas, Tulsa.
Mrs. Lain was born at New-
Mn’ £a i,d£U*hter of Mr and Mrs. W. H. Bingham. Mr. Bingham was an attorney whose earlier years were spent on a cotton plantation. When she was a baby the family moved to Indian Territory, settling at Tishomingo, then capital of the Indian nation.
She was educated in Tishomingo schools and at Kidd-Key college, Sherman, Tex. She was a gifted piano pupil and studied under master teachers of the southwest.
In 1916 the family moved to Ada and in 1917 she was married to Yandell E. Lain of this city.
Mrs. Lain was active in music circles of Ada and for the past ten years has been a teacher of piano, evolving through experiment several methods of her own which proved highly effective. Her daughter, Mrs. Haas, also has been a gifted pianist.
Cotton Looks To Good 47
Recovering from October Breek, Supply and Demand Picture Bright Outlook
By KRIS KREEGER
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23. (/P) —The southern cotton industry appears to have substantially re covered from the shock of Octo ber’s $50-per-bale price break, and everyone from farmer to broker expects 1947 to bring a slowly but steadily rising mar ket.
Brokers quote some impressive figures on supply and demand to stress the comparative soundness of todays market, and point to a drastic reduction in speculation since the October tumble which caused temporary closing of the major exchanges.
Many producers, particular! large planters, are reported atli* holding onto unsold cotton in expectation of higher prices.
The consensus was expressed in a recent new letter by a leading brokerage firm: “The cotton situation generally suggests that as the season progresses, higher priced are in store.”
The market has recovered nearly half the October losses. The average price of middling cotton* which dropped from 38.93 to 29.29 cents a pound in October, was 33.05 at Saturday’s close.
A “great increase in speculative activity” was blamed by Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson for the October break.*
The amount of loss inflicted upon farmers by the price drop is indeterminate. The farm credit administration in New Orleans reports payments on loans have declined since October, but they can’t estimate how much is attributable to loss from the market bust.
Part of the repayment drop*in this area, they point out, is undoubtedly due to the short crop rn Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Brokers point out two successive years of short crops, in the race of increasing domestic and foreign consumption, means ris-
Oklahoma—Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; somewhat I ifl‘r extreme north tonight; Tuesday slightly warmer west «na north; low temperatures tonic bt in low 30‘s extreme north to ad 4Os in the south.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 23. (ZP)—Thanks to Policeman W. C. Flurry, the Tony Myers family is going to have a turkey dinner Christmas Day, after all.
The gobbler escaped from a pen in the Mjsers’ back yard and flew into the top of a neighbor’s tree. Myers climbed the tree but the turkey flew to another tree, and after repeating the performance once more, Myers called the police department.
Flurry brought down the turkey with, one shot from a .22 rifle.
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mg demand and diminishing supply which is bound to bring higher prices.
“As a consequence of these two short crops,” says a report from the firm of Shearson, Hammil and company, “it can be readily understood why an almost frantic demand for spot cotton is already reported under I way in southern markets even though the crop has just been harvested.”
# The department of agriculture is urging farmers to increase the national cotton acreage, from 18,000,000 to 23,000,000.
In fact,” says the Shearson, Hammil report, “if farmers do not plant a good acreage next spring, serious trouble seems in store for spinners in the 1946-47 season.”
Cold Adds To
Misery Of Jap Areas
Death Toll of Quoko And Tidal Waves Rising As Isolated Regions Report
By TOM LAMBERT
TOKYO, Der. 23, </P>—With the toll of dead calculated as high as 1.125 so far, thousands of wretched, shivering Japanese tonight huddled around fires near the waterlogged wreckage of their homes destroyed by the earthquake and tidal waves early Saturday.
The home ministry listed 1,026 dead, with reports still coming in from previously isolated areas rn southern Shikoku Island and the Wakayama Peninsula. Kyodo ?*?.ncy reported its count at 1,125 killed. Kyodo listed 2,700 killed, missing and injured.
A bitter cold wind blew steadily across Japan from the Manchurian plains, adding to the miserable discomfort in the tragic dawn Saturday.
The homeless-—tens of thou sands—were living under railroad trestles, in forests and along the beaches, stoking little fires against the biting winter weather, as relief crews sought to deliver emergency food, clothing and medical supplies.
Few Yanks In Area Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichleberg-er, commander of the U. S. Eigh-.army* announced meanwhile that no American personnel had f ^ injured. Less than IOO Yanks in the^, Wakayama Peninsula area—center of the quake zone—will not be evacuated immediately, army headquarters said, because they are in no danger and “have a iob to do there.”
Food and fresh water was dropped by air to the American garrisons.
American army pilots who flew over Shikoku said the Kochi area appeared to be the worst damaged — considerably harder hit than Wakayama Peninsula of southern Honshu, which also was battered by the six tidal waves. Landslides Problem Landslides blocked Shikoku Island rail lines. The British command at Kure also reported three landslides near Okayama, on Honshu, had blocked the main railway from Kure to Tokyo, but said the route would be restored this afternoon.
Jeep convoys and crashboat expeditions were swiftly restoring contact with isolated American outposts on Wakayama Peninsula. Despite Japanese reports of widespread destruction Associated Press Correspondent Tom Lambert was unable to see extensive damage in that sector when he flew over it at a low altitude yesterday.
Japan’s home ministry said Deace and order are being maintained in all stricken districts | rom which relief missions have been able to reoort.
Winier Officially Enters Oklahoma
By Th# Associated Prest
Winter is officially here hut it brought with it spring weather.
In the early hours of Sunday autumn ended. And then Sundays high temperature in Oklahoma was 73 degrees at Guymon. That was within two degrees of the highest ever recorded in the state fqr Dec. 22, back in 1896.
Other cities reporting to the weather bureau had Sunday highs in the sixties. The overnight low was 36 at Fort Sill. In McAlester the mercury dropped only to 48 and Tulsa was nearly as warm with a low of 47.
U.S. Navy Ship Forced Out Of Dairen Harbor by Verbal Ultimatum of Russ Officers
Newsmen Collared Quickly, Hailed Before Dairen Chief
Ha Wasn't Sara What ta Da Until Ona Slipped Out Ta Talk to Folks, Than Ordered Navy Vessel to Get Out
Bf RICHARD CUSHING (formerly of the Associated Press China Staff).
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23, hp) —Russia still has no welcome mat out for Americans at the big Soviet-occupied port of Hair en. Manchuria.
Hor “verbal ultimatum” to a U. S. navy vessel to leave Dairen within 20 minutes without de barking an American businessman and two correspondents was the same method she used to eject three American newsmen last February.
Only we had an armed escort then—to make sure we caught the tram. No American correspondent has been in Dairen since that time, and the American consul General, H. Merrill Ben ninghoff, has met with great difficulty attempting to set up shop.
Associated Press Photographer Julian Wilson of Louisville, Ky., and Sgt. Dick Wilson of New York City, reporter for the China edition of Stars and Stripes, rode with me into Dairen on a Soviet train last Feb. 26 after covering the Russian stripping of Manchurian industries in the Mukden area.
See Army Maneuvers Full-scale Red army maneuvers. complete with tanks, artillery and foot soldiers, could be seen from our train window as we passed the soft rolling hills north of the city.
Collared by Red army of fie ors as we registered blithely at a hotel, the Red Star, we were
haled before Lt. Gen. Georg Kir-ilovitch Kostov (he later was relieved of his command). Ko* lov expressed considerable displeasure at our presence hut was uncertain what action to take.
He put us in “protective custody.” restricting us to our hotel under guards with orders to see that we made no sight-seeing tours of the area.
However, I managed to slip out the next morning and talk with a few civilians, including the former Danish consul, to find out the reaction of neutrals to the Soviet occupation, and thereby roused the ire of our reluctant host, who quickly made arrangements for our departure.
Flushed with anget, Koslov re fused an interview and said we definitely were off our beat since Dairen was “as Russian as the Red Square in Moscow” as long as the war was on—and the war was still on, in his view, until the peace treaty with Japan is signed.
Our stay was only 24 hours old when we wore escorted out of Dairen by three armed Russians, after a parting tongue-lashing from Koslov, whose words left no doubt that Dairen was an unhealthy place for Americans.
Especially so. we concluded, when an inspection of our baggage disclosed that carbon copies of stories we had written about the Russian stripping of industries had been filched during our stay there.
Allowed Only 20 Minutes, Incident Is Unexplained
American Business Man Also Denied Entry Info What's Supposed to Ba Free Port
Portal to Portal Pay Liabilities Will Be Resisted
By HAROLD WARD
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. (/P) The United States Chamber of Commerce disclosed plans today to marshal its 2.000 member organizations behind a drive in congress to relieve employers from possible “portal-to-portal” pay liabilities dating back to 1938.
Spurred by the snow-balling claims of workers in mass production industries for pay—at twice normal overtime rates—for travel and other non-production time not hitherto paid for, the chamber will submit a referendum Friday to its entire membership.
These members in turn will poll some 30,000 companies on a series of proposed amendments to
McClellan Urges Non-Partisan Vole On Bilbo Contest
By KHWIN B. HAAKINSON
WASHINGTON, Dec 23 -(/$») —Senator McClellan (D - Ark ) appealed today to his republic an colleagues to cast aside partisanship in the approaching contest over Senator Bilbo <D.-Miss.)
McClellan emphasized to a reporter that he hasn’t decided himself how to vote when the issue reaches the senate floor, but added:
“I do not think that an effort should be made to prevent any senator from taking his seat on a basis of partisanship.”
The republican steering committee has decided formally to try to bar Bilbo from his third term.
Two senate committees have held public hearings on corn
el ui pioposea amendments to ,l< *v* puonc Hearings on comme fair labor standards act of I plaints that Bilbo (I) profited
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It is this act which makes the back-pay suits possible. It established a 42-hour work week for two years, then a 40-hour week after 1940 for employes engaged in producing goods for interstate commerce.
Earlier this year tho supreme court—in a case involving 1,200
CIO United Pottery Workers at hu* to serve as a senator
Mt. Clemens, Mich.-*-held that u .* unless the charges* made
Mt. Clemens, Mich.J-held that employes are entitled to pay for time spent preparing for their jobs on company property.
(This became known as the portal-to-portal decision, because of the contract arrangement John
from his efforts on behalf of war contractors and other constituents and (2) sought to prevent negroes from voting in the Mississippi primary last summer.
“In view of his past service and because the people of his state re-elected him,” McClellan said.
the senate must resume his innocence of any wrongdoing and ins fitness to serve as a senator
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Unless we get away from the sovereignty idea and work for one God, one world, one people, there will be a third world war and maybe sooner than we expect.—Roger W. Babson, business analyst
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against him are sustained by conclusive evidence of his guilt beyond any reasonable doubt.”
Bilbo, who has denied ail, insisted before he left to spend' Christmas at his “dreamhouse” near Poplarville, Miss., that he will he vindicated.
Further hearings by the senate war investigating committee are possible next week, but the campaign investigating group has completed its inquiry.
Senator Elmer Thomas <D-Okla.), a member of that com-mittee, predicted a vote clearing Bilbo of the voting charges. Thomas said the December 30 report will hold that it was the Mississippi election system and not Bilbo which kept negroes away from the polls. •
Chairman F.llender (D La ) also has forecast a unanimous vote exonerating the Mississip plan, but the two republican members of the committee Senators Bridges (NU) and Hickcn-looper ‘Iowa) have declined com ment. Senator Maybank (D.-S.C )
I ne fifth member, was not available for comment.
By WILLIAM H. NEWTON 'Representing the Combined World Press)
._DAIREN, Manchuria. Dec. 20. (Delayed) PF) A United States navy ship pulled out of the port of Dairen this afternoon after receiving a verbal ultimatum from Russian military officials to the effect that “unless you leave within 20 minutes we will not be responsible for the consequences.”
Previously, the Russian military commander in charge of the city had refused to permit an American businessman with full clearance from U. S authorities to debark. Also denied permission to land were two American newspapermen, representing the combined world press.
Washington Silent (Russian troops have occupied Dairen since the Japanese surrender. Although the Chinese-Ru.ssi.in treaty of 1945 called for its designation as a free port under Chinese administration. Soviet forces still are in control of the city.
(In Washington, the state department said it had received no report of the * verbal ultimatum” and would have no immediate
Th** vessel, LC-3 1090, was on a second routine courier mission to Dairen carrying diplomatic mail and supplies to the U. S. consulate there.
Two Newsmen Aboard
In view of the fact that the details of the first trip had been revealed to the press, two correspondents were permitted to take passage on this trip by Rear Ad-mind ( harles M. Cooke, commander of the Seventh fleet, in order to Im* present in event their going ashore would meet with the approval of local authorities. Admiral Cooke had ruled that no photographs could be made without the consent of the local officials.
The ship arrived at Dairen Dec. 18, and requested permission to remain in port for 48 hours. This was accepted without comment by the Soviet authorities who met the ship at Anchorage.
The ship remained in the harbor two additional hours while U. S. Consul General H. Merrill Henmnghoff attempted a last minute appeal to the Soviet military authorities to permit an American businessman, Jesse ll Poole, Atlanta. Ga., representing the Standard Vacuum OU Co., to go ashore. It was at this point that the* Soviet ultimatum was delivered.
C. O. Rarely Got Aboard
The Soviets ordered the ship to leave despite the fact that neither the diplomatic courier not the commanding officer of the Ship were aboard. They were at the Amer ican consulate awaiting results of Consul General Henmnghoff s final appeal to the Soviet commander. They arrived on hoard only at the very moment of the ships departure
Th, Russian m.litary comm,,! dor cf th, city. Ma). Gen. V. V. Jvorzhanoff, refused to see the American consul general, how ever, and the ultimatum was delivered to the ship by one of his military aides.
When the consul called at the Soviet commander’s home to appeal from the decision banning the three Americans from Dairen, he was left standing in the bitterly cold street while a sentry carried his request inside. After some time, he was told that Gen-
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nALTiMOnK. Dec. 23 m William Schmidt. Jr., president of tile ( consolidated Gas and Electric Co., denied today his firm has negotiated a contract with the Dans (Continental Gas Pipe Line Co, Inc., for delivery of natural gas from Texas to Baltimore.
Tran s-Contincntal contended the contract was negotiated rn a petition filed Friday with th** Federal Power Commission for authorization to build a $130-000,000 pipeline from Texas to the eastern seaboard.
The company’s application stated Trans-Continental planned a 26-inch main from Texas to serve outlets in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.
t B’s unfortunate that most o us can’t sleep as soundly at night as we do at th’ switch.
As some folks grow older they git more mellow—others more rotten