Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 24, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year— No. 213
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1946 •
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This Is Happiest Christmas In Three Years for Plucky Polio Victim Back on Feet
Douglas Hutchings Finally Out of Cast, Getting About Under Own Power, Making Up Lost Time in School
Christmas will be a joyous occasion at the J. A. Hutchings home, 403 West Fifteenth, this year and the happiest person in the entire household will be Douglas, who will be celebrating his most cheerful Christmas in three years.
Stricken with infantile paralysis more than three years ago, Doug spent that Christmas in a hospital where he hardly realized that the Yuletide season had rolled around.
It will be the first Christmas in three seasons that Douglas has been able to do almost anything that he wanted lo do without having to ask some one to *arry him or push his wheel chair for him. Never Once Complained Douglas is an exceedingly proud youngster, who g ' es no thought that he might be afflicted. His broad smile is known by every child p Rending Washington grade school where Doug is student.
His mother said that there were many trying times during the time that Doug has been suffering from infantile paralysis, but never once did he complain about a single thing.
He has been even more than could be expected of a youngster 12 years of age.
In Iron Lung For Week Douglas was taken to Crippled Children’s hospital in Oklahoma
Orphans, Jaycees Revel in Annual Yule Get-Together
One could easily see the gleam rn the eyes of the youngsters as i
they marched into the room where the Ada Jaycees were giving them their annual Christmas party Monday evening at the Baptist orphanage, north of Ada. All the kiddies, dressed in their Sunday best, stood before the Jaycee audience and introduced themselves as they entered the room.
C hildren Give Program Part
Barney Brice, • superintendent of the orphanage, acted as master of ceremonies; after the in- • trod actions, the children gave their self-prepared program and sang a number of Christmas carols.
f oil owing this. Trice Broader- I irk, Jaycee president, introduced the Smith Victory singers, who gave beautiful renditions of White Christmas, Winter Wonderland rind Silent Night.
Hex Morrison, superintendent of Ada schools and semi professional magician, gave a show that both thrilled the children and rn y stifled them. < The kids weren't the only ones who were mystified either.)
Then Came .Santa
Then came the old man the children were waiting for Santa Claus. He made his grand appearance in a highway patrol car. accompanied by two patrolmen, He mingled with the kids, fifing them if they had been good Of course they all had.
With the help of two Jaycees, Santa presented the children with their presents. Names had been given to the Jaycees and presents were bought according-J> —but th) re was a slight mixup. One little girl named Bobby got is bow and arrow set and a scout knife, while a little boy named Francis received a set of dishes. But they traded, and everything wag fine.
Flames Confined to Front Of Spann-Denison Building; Roles Laundry Has Biose
Fire that is said by authorities to have started in one of the front offices did considerable damage to the Spann-Denison Motor company building, 223 West Twelfth. The fire started early Monday night and was discovered by ti passerby about IO p.m. Two other fires Tuesday morning were extinguished by Ada firemen.
Fire Chief Ed Haley said that the fire apparently started in one of the front offices and spread over the ceiling to almost all of the front part of the building.
Smoke Was Handicap
The blaze was concentrated in a central location, but firemen
Throngs Assemble At Bethlehem To Celebrate Anniversary Eve Rites
Slate Flap Santa Claus
Started IO Year* Age A* Joice en Angry Legitletor, It'* Happy Practice New
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 24.
~ Oklahoma’s official Santa Claus—-created as a joke on an angry legislator IO years ago-set out today in a highway department truck to bring Christmas to 3,200 orphans in state and private institutions.
The gifts for the children will he just as numerous this
could not get close enough to piny I as in the past 'lm^'they’il bo *8
SntuTwrt oHhe EJ* “K "tUe *"*><"■ Thi StenU ClauS be cleared away! Sm°kC C°U'd ‘hC °ffiCial
. To keep the fire from spread- I ture of $2" child"andric lhg' /"‘'"I™ took large hoses to I other shoppers, found
the too wet at »i'i imd kept hisher this season. inc top wet at all times, saving
buildings and equipment on either side of the burning build
the fire chief said that he had
noJldJ’ii ?f how lhc fire started and didn t give an esetimate of how much damage was done.
Four Hour Job
au11 the third time in less than IO years that the same building has been partially destroyed
The commission was created bv what Oklahomans still call the spending sixteenth” legislature.
During the session Rep. Sandy Singleton arose and angrily denounced extravagance, declaring we may as well establish a San ta Claus commission while we’re at it.”
J1*1e legislators promptly passed a bill to create such a body. State appropriated
by fire and the damage Moiidi? I tee ramnTiw^ara^pXSnted night was probably lighter thim by private don.Viona done at either of the other two Every Santa Claus letter the
Firemen worked continually the commission.^Most1* outlie foremost four hours before part children get what they ask for of the large pumps were stopped, because lists of ‘‘suggested items A number of automobiles and I JI™ *ent to each institution for
the orphans to glance over.
The youngsters’ letters speak well of the commission's work.
One parentless child, remembering her $2 worth of Christmas last year, wrote the Santa Claus ’You give me such nice things I hope I can live here always.” Another solemnly opened his letter to Santa;
‘This is the greatest moment of my career.”
Ada Turns To Gladsome Day
Holiday to Prevoil Throughout "M^ry Christmas"
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After the presentation of gifts, each Jaycee found the child whose name he had drawn and talked with tin* child. Some of the Jaycees wanted to take the kids home with them over the holidays, but it is against the rules for any child under 14 to stay out overngiht.
Delicious refreshments were provided by the hosts after the program Fhe Jaycees expressed their deeply felt sentiments thusly, I think that this is the most outstanding program sponsored
SWE ATH ER
OKLAHOMA: Generally fair
tonight and Christmas; with lit-tie change in tempo ratu re N*xc&pi slightly warmer southeast to Tught. low temperatures in 30's.
R. H. Norfhcott, Coalgate Pioneer* Dies af Age of 83
R, H (Uncle Dirk) Northcolt, 83, died Monday afternoon at his home in Coalgate; the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Coalgate Church of Christ.
His I iff* span encompassed the story of many pioneers of this state. He was born at Nashville, I cnn., in 1863, the family moving to Sherman, Tex , when he was 17.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson Northcott, died in Texas, He was married to Rebecca Higgins at Sherman in 1894 They moved in 1896 to Indian lerrilory, acquiring a farm six miles west of Coalgate.
I here he lived until two years ago, active as a cattleman for many years; his health forced him to move into Coalgate in 1944. He had spent much of the time this year with a daughter Mrs. Faye Mrecheen, 538 North r rands, in Ada. and she was with him at the time of his death.
Surviving are the widow; Mrs, Br cc hee n and three sons, Dee of McAlester, Horace of Oklahoma ( tty %#d Clyde Northcott of Coalgate. Hora e Northcott is a graduate of East Central college, former Coal county superintendent and is now with the state department of education.
pickups were inside the building, but all were removed without being damaged by fire or smoke. Employees of the firm went into the smoke filled building and drove Jthe vehicles out.
Parts Department Saved
Orville Spann said that his parts department is located near the front of the building, but lit-ti damage was done to them be-cause firemen were careful to keep streams of water lrom playing on them.
After the fire in the office was brought under control, It was necessary for firemen to go to a storeroom abov* the office and extinguish a blaze that was burning there.
. After the blaze started spreading, it was fed by tires, tire tubes and oil that was stored in the •Pace above the office.
The only near casualty other than a number of firemen made sick by the smoke was Wayne Vickers, who suffered minor
J.W. Bolen Is Dead
J. W. Bolen, pioneer attorney, former district judge, died at his borne Tuesday about 1:30 o'clock.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Criswell Funeral Home.
burns on the ke'3'ju.”TwAaS I JrtraW“#W “i ‘W°
Adj. Henry Van Dee, Salvation ~-*-—
Army, was on hand with his pot AN* GOOD
full of coffee and every once in BARROOM STORIES? a while a fireman stopped to DENVER—UP)—lf anyone hris IR? a CUP.°* java. some authentic old western bal-
The first time the building was or some tall tales that were burned in 1938 a local building toId along, the trails and bars of contractor rebuilt the damaged lh® pioneer west, the Library of portion in just 21 days; however, Congress would like to see them that same contractor said that i* Dr. Duncan Emrich, chief of ~°*!.CLP2£,b,y lake a littIe Ion«* I thr library's folklore section, is
leading the hunt for such material and warns “The west is weak in collecting its folklore, and if It doesn’t begin to get some of it now, a lot will be lost.”
Ada turns joyfully today to th e celebration of Christmas Eye with its touch 6f mystic happiness for the children, and tomorrow to the Christmas holiday.
Business and industry will slow almost to a standstill for the day, with stores closing, public offices remaining quiet.
NO PAPER WEDNESDAY
The Ada News, in keeping* with its annual custom, is also taking a holiday and will not publish a paper on Wednesday. The newspaper will appear again in homes over this area on Thursday. The News management and staff join in extending a heartfelt “Merry Christmas” greeting to all, rejoicing In this second post-war Yuletide and joining in fervent hope in the general concern that there will he many more such Christmas seasons before —lf ever—the shadow of war falls across the land.
Schools have been quiet since last Friday afternoon and thousands of youngsters are making the most of the glad season.
The postoffice remains open until 6 o’clock today to accomodate late gift senders. Regular delivery and window service will be omitted Wednesday but gift parcels will be taken to their desinations during the day.
And for nil there is ringing happily the cheeriest of greetings "Merry Christmas and a Hap PY New Year.”
Off to a Big Start
The most surprised little girl in all Florida, on this, her first
Shar”n Monta DcOca, of Jacksonville, who wonders what this giant bunny is all about and where it came from.
cr this time.
Five pieces of fire fighting machinery was employed by the department. In addition to
CHICKASHA. Dee. 24. (ZP)— Maj. F. O. Hamilton, Oklahoma City, has been assigned to Chickasha as regular army instructor for the 158th Field Artillery Battalion. He commanded a howitzer battalion in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany in World War Two.
WATONGA, ^Dec. 24. (ZP)_
Vance L. Deaton, assistant county agent for the last five months, been appoint od to succeed C. W. Van Hyning, who resigned
a -pair of large pump trucks, the
large ladder truck was put to use.
I^ess than four hours after firemen left the scene of the Spann-Denison fire, another alarm was turned in. Firemen rushed equip-to ,Roles Laundry on North Bluff where a hotwater heater had set the side of the building on fire.
There was some damage done both to equipment and to the building, but Chief Haley declined to make an estimate on the damage done.
I he blaze at the laundry was much easier fought as it was confined to a much smaller area and was a one-story building.
Firemen were still getting th»ir equipment ready when another alarm was turned in. *This time they rushed to the Knotts Bakery where an oven caught fire. Firemen handled this situation without the use of any water.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. (ZP)_
Supreme Court Justice Henry G. Wenzel would like to have one certain individual before him in court—and oh, brother, wouldn’t he clamp down!
He would bf the one who got into the official parking lot behind the Queens general court house yesterday and drove off with the jurist’s 1946 automobile, laden with Christmas packages.
. GUTHRIE, Dec~24. (^-Guthrie gained approximately 500 residents in 1946, a survey of meter installations for water, gas and electric user*, disclosed.
Hospital Is Scene OI Christmas Parly On Monday Nigh!
Employees of Valley View hospital attended a Christmas party Monday night in the staff hall in the hospital and more than IOO persons attended. Most of those attending the affair were employees, according to the superintendent.
It was one of the largest events
of the year for employees. Names were drawn several days ago and presents were exchanged at the Monday night party.
The dietician prepared cookies and punch for the group.
J. F. Barker, superintendent, said thata group of carolers will go through the corridors of the hospital Christmas day singing Christmas songs.
In addition to all other aetiv tty at the hospital Wednesday, Barker will accompany hospital attendants to each room in the hospital. On the rounds, he will personally wish every patient in the hospital a "Merry Christmas.”
Ev,My tray nerved ut the noon meal will he decorated with red and green trimmings in an effort to cheer each patient.
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Some 800*000 'Little Nazis' Granted Amnesty by American Zone on Day Before Christmas
By JAMES J. DEVLIN
FRANKFURT. Germany, Dec. 24.—(AP)-Approximatr-
ly 800,000 Little Nazis" in the American zone of occupation
were granted amnesty today the day before Chris'mr*- bv
proclamation of Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, U. S. commander in Europe.
By the amnesty the number of Germans in the American zone liable to prosecution under denazification laws is reduced from approximately 3,000.000 to about 2,000,000 — The
President to Speak To Nation* Fly Home for Christmas
WASHINGTON. Dee. 24. hT>— President Truman, after delivering a Christmas greeting to the nation today, will fly home to Missouri tomorrow to wish his mother a Merry Christmas in person.
Rounding out n series of tm ditional Yuletide ceremonies at the White House, the chief executive planned to speak to the country over the ma tor networks at about 4:17 p. m. (CST).
His five minute talk will climax a tree lighting program on the south lawn of the White House, where Mr. Truman spoke last year in th** first postwar re sumption of the occasion.
This afternoon’s program, in eluding music by the marine band, gets under way at 4-30 p rn.
amnesty, the announcement said, will apply to all persons who are not chargeable un fler the "law of liberation from national socialism and militarism" as major offenders, or offenders whrtse yearly income during the calendar years 1943 and 1945 was less than 3.000 marks and whose taxable prop Jrty >n 1945 did not exceed 20,-000 marks.
Also exempted from prosecution are persons not major offenders, or offenders who are more than 50 per cent disabled. Mr-Narney estimated that the nesty would apply to mutely HOO,OOO persons.
.Major Policy Change
The announcement, while coming virtually on Christmas Eve, was not regarded so much as a holiday present, but as a major change in American policy.
It appeared aimed at breaking the Ing jnrn nf multitudinous
“J denazification courts so that full attention could be di-rected to bringing major offenders to justice more quickly.
Approximately 11,000.000 Germans have been required to fill Out denazification
a rn -approx i-
, , questionnaires
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rh.- president will take off l„.r have been found chara rabbi from national airport about 7:.'«l under the law '•‘".•able
SSSTSiKi?. K:"’ I The "‘""ber chargeable will be
reduced to approximately 2,000,-000 as a result of today’s amnesty.
sas City, to spend Christmas day with his mother. 94 vear-old Mrs Martha K. Truman of Grandview, Mo,, and other members of the family.
The first lady nnd Margaret Truman left for the "little White louse" at Independence. Mo., last week.
Thg president’s tentative schedule calls for* turkey dinners with his mother, his wife’s fain ilv and with an elderly aunt in Independence.
Mr. Truman will fly back to Washington Thursday afternoon. He will be accompanied by his military aide. Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan who will drive from Kansas City to Glasgow, Mo., to visit his own mother.
WA SHI NGt6n7dcc 24 (ZP)-A state department official said today the Russians acted within their legal rights in refusing admission of an American businessman and two newsmen to the Manchurian port of Dairen last Friday.
The businessman and news correspondents were aboard a navy vessel which subsequently was ordered by the Soviets-—on 20 minutes notice—to leave Dairen
Peps Up Pearls
An English gem expert recommends baths in newly-gathered honey to restore the luster to pearls that have grow* dull. Mo.;t satisfactory results are produced by treatments of 48 hours at two-week intervals, for a period of six months, he say*
Punish Active Satin
am sure that this amnesty permit German administrate! proceed more vigorously to seek out nnd punish the active Nazis who brought destruction on their country and at the same time will encourage those who rome under its terms to seek the
.vud* °* ^9mocTKy»* McNarney
* fT. general gave the news to the Germans in person bv addressing a Christmas gathering of citizens in a public square of this u. S. army headquarters city It was the first time the theater commander had appeared at uch a meeting.
So far as was known, the United States was alone in adopting the amnesty procedure. None of the other three occupying powers naa announced intentions of any similar action up to the tune McNarney spoke.
Procession Moves From Jerusalem To Jesus' Birthplace
Many Thousands of People Along Historic Rout# And at Bethlehem Manger Square
By CARTER L. DAVIDSON
bethlehem, Dec. 24. «.?*—
Throngs of Christians worshipped today in the ancient stone church built over the Grotto where C h ns tm as began, the humble birthplace of Jesus Christ The Rev I ahi is Bar I ass in a. venerable Roman Catholic patriarch began Christmas eve <
after making the traditional christmas pilgrimage from th** old city of Jerusalem. He has headed the Catholic clergy in I alcstine for 28 years.
Several thousand Pilgrims packed the Bethlehem manger square, where the devout mingled with the curious.
Bailassina, who will conduct high pontifical mass at midnight, made his way into the birthplace town of Christ at the head of a colorful, respectful procession.
Carloads of Dignitaries Five colorfully garbed mounted police escorted him. In the piocession were carloads of church dignitaries and government officials, winding slow!*.* over the road fir5t built by the Romans.
At Mount El tai monastery in the blue Judean hills, where Christian and Arab notables from the small village of Belt Jab. when* tradition says King Saul wa* Ixii ii. The parade route passed by Rachel’s tomb, in which lay the remains of Jacobs wife.
Mayor last Effendi Bandak of Bethlehem and other notables awaited the procession at the edge of tis** town for an excursion through the ancient bazaar district to the church built over the grotto where Jesus Was horn Air of Festivity Prevails An air of festivity prevailed in Jerusalem and the political situation remained calm 'Diere still was evidence that Palestine was one of the W'orld’s trouble spots.
At 3:30 a, rn, a few christian Arabs, in a premature holiday celebration, flied half a dozen shots into the air in the capital within ear? hot of the guards near the barbed wire skirting public office buddings. The guards, remembering recurrent terrorist raids, began laying down a barrage of Him gun fire. At roared cars wheeled up and the whole city was tense for a pie dawn hour.
Palestine police and British military police, smart in new uniforms, were on duty along the Bethlehem road to cope with some 6.000 cain trying to secure parking spaces available for a few bundled Some 14 000 soldiers in all were expected to make up half the total throng at th*- Manger Square us Bethlehem Priests and their helpers finished prepat ng the altars of the Church of the Nativity and St.
CAUTIOUS AGE BOISE, Ida., Dec. 24. (J* — About 50 lights atop Idaho’s capitol dome are burned out. and custodian Matt Gat vin says the*. can stay out as far as his staff is concerned until a young man volunteers to scale a 30 foot lad der to the pinnacle.
"Our men are too old to climb the ladder,” he said.
He explained that the youngest member of his staff is it) years old. The eldest is 77.
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LAW WORKS FAST AND JORGENSEN LOSES
PLENTYWOOD. Mont.- <.T» _ Ted Jorgensen reported his automobile stolen and Sheriff Albert Lrdahl’s deputies promptly began a hunt for it.
They found it next day in a garage, just in time to prevent the start of an overhaul job by a mechanic who had moved it into flu* garage thinking it be longed to a customer who had ordered tho work don#.
Lorn Wheeler says ___
wishes he would git as much money for Christmas as th* bags under is eyes would hold.
Th’ only elates Miss Fanny Prail has had in some time re th’ kind you eat.