Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 26, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Tricycles and roller skates ore definitely bock—anyone who wos out in any port of Ado Wedncsdoy couldn't help bul see that Santa hod replenished his scarce supply of these favorites.
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 214
ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1946
FIVE CENTS THE CORY
This Goes On Records As Spending Year
Americans Put $127 Billion on Line for Goods, Services for New High Mark
Bv CHARLES MOLONY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26. </P)— Americans spent a record $127,-000.000.000 for goods and servic s this, year, or an average of more than $900 for every man, woman and chHd in the country.
The commerce department’s office of business economics which came up with this estimate today said the total is $21,000,000,000 over last year’s previous record.
Thus 1946 shoppers have been spending around $1.20 for every $1 they spent last year and $1.70 for every $1 spent during the peak pre-war year cd 1941.
Prices, Volume Up
Both higher prices—the department figured them up IO per cent over 1945 and more than 40 per cent above 1941—and a bigger volume of actual sales played parts in building up the new record. the department said.
Spending on non-durable goods —Food. clothing, tobacco, gasoline and the like—amounted to $77,000,000,000 in 1946, or more than $12,000,000,000 above the 1945 total.
The outlay for durable goods— furniture, household appliances, automobiles, jewelry and the like —was estimated at $14,000,000,-000. 80 per cent up from a year ago and 50 per cent more than in 1941.
Could Have Gone Higher
Furthermore spending on durables would have gone $*,000,-000.000 higher if automobiles had been turned out in quantity, the department estimated. As it was, however, $2,500,000,000 more went into auto purchases tuan in 1945.
Spending for services such as housing, medical care and recreation increased more than IO per cent over 1945 to a total of $37,-500.000.000.
Services—except for domestic help—took up more than IO per cent more money this year than last.
BOUSE OF COMMONS RISES: The steel skeleton of Great Britain s new House of Commons rises near ruins of the old one destroyed by German bombs in 1940. Outline of old House can be discerned through the girders on exposed wall in background.
President Joins Up Al Soda Fountain
By ERNEST B. VACCARO
INDEPENDENCE. Mo., Dec. 26, vP—President Truman, home for the Christmas holidays, earned his “good neighbor** policy
into a dime store today for a soft drink with ‘The boys.**
A! the dime store, he found his old friend. Mayor Roger T. Sermon. seated with his regular morning “coffee club*’ at the soda fountain. The president
J.W. Bolen's Passing Takes From Local Scene One of Its Most Notable Personalities
Pioneer Attorney for Mony Years Wos Political, Legal Leader, Great Orator; Chose Nome for This County
James W. Bolen, 75, died at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday, Dec. 24. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Criswell Chapel and burial followed in Rosedale cemetery. Services were conducted by Dr. C. C. Morris pastor of the First Baptist church, and Hon. Tom D. McKeown a long time friend of the deceased.
Survivors are Mrs. Bolen; two daughters. Mrs. Warren Rice of I NT ?nd Mrs> Louis Escalada of I Nogales, Arizona; and one sister, Miss Ida Bolen of Ada. Several more distant relatives also sur1 vive.
Pallbearers at the funeral were “J'1,. Cr»wford. Mack Braly, Claude V. Thompson. Turner King. Virgil Stanfield and Hugh Mathis, all members of the Ada bar. Mr. Crawford is temporari-y ln Muskogee and is a former mayor of Ada.
®orn In Mississippi
Judge Bolen was born at Pontotoc, Mississippi, on Aug 31
Death. Also Rides Slate Highways On Christmas Day
By The Associated Press
Four persons were killed on Oklahoma highways Christmas ch / and more than a dozen others injured as the state’s highway death toll for the year rose to 495.
A collision between a Southwestern Tramways bus and a Pickup truck last night on U. S Highwi *
ay 81 two miles north of I mon City resulted in the death of one person, critical injuries to another and minor hurts *o a
t Dca„1 5“ Mrs Carl Eugene Lay, „4. Pocasset, who was killed
took his place on an adjoining "L*" Td*
~ a soft drink I aiding her husband in push
a sett drink th DlckuD trnrk _n '
stoo. and ordered a soil armit i .u ■wi r*— •••
from Mrs Dorothy E. Jones. 29-1 P.lckuP truck ontp the
year-old fountain attendant. Ir"
Excited and giggling, the foun-, e 1S in an E1 Reno hos*
tam attendant waved other pjvo .
rive of the 18 passengers in the
clerks over. In a short time a crowd had gathered and the store was alive with curious, chattering onlookers.
The president dropping by i
bus were hurt when the vehicle ran off the highway 168 feet and overturned.
Four persons riding in the pickup truck escaped injury. They
Mayor Sermon’s grocery store on j were* Mr* I -A,** u '
the town square, was told his old J Nellie Ethel Mitchell. 44. tinder ne.ghbor w as ha\ mg his regular four children—Fred, 22* Betty Jo morning cup of coffee with crc- 17, Joyce Evelyn, 12, and a tiro
‘'We'll find him.’’ the president told reporters who trailed him on a two-mile walk around the hometown.
The walk to the five-and-tten followed.
When the president arrived at the store, he found Sermon, J. Marcus Kirtlev, Edgar Hinde, the postmaster and James C. Noel, an insurance man, about to finish their morning coffee.
Wants Change In Rent Controls
^ WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. (JP)-If rent controls are continued by the next congress, adjustments should be made to give fair return' to landlords and at the same time provide fair rents for t -pants, Senator Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) said today.
The senator added that he would want to study the question carefully before voting on any proposal to eliminate rent controls.
“lf we obey the mandate of the people in the la*t election,” he told a reporter, “we will release controls on everything humanly possible. The Democratic carl'.' I ';st the last election because people: opposed the office of pi ice administration and voted against controls.”
Thomas said that where wa* powers given the president justi ably can be taken back by congress without harm to the nation he would vote for it.
cloudiness tonight; Friday most-ly cloudy with ram in northwest n afternoon; becoming colder northwest riday afternoon.
weeks’ old son.
The family had been visiting Mrs. Mitchell’s husband who is in a hospital at Clinton.
Three other persons were killed or died of injuries early yesterday when their automobiles hit a bridge east of Union City.
They were Oble Darnley Donaldson and Lorene Brewer, both of Chickasha and Herbert Eakes, Rush Springs.
A year ago at this time 405 persons had died on Oklahoma highways. Last Christmas there was only one traffic death in the
For December this year. there have been 24 I a tall tics, compared with 45 in the first 25 days of
December of 1945.
Sam Kite Escapes Plunge in River
Coming to Ado for Holiday* His Cor Goes Into North Canadian
Lady Luck was watching over .Sam H. Kite Wednesday morning when he missed the bridge over the North Canadian river just north of Seminole, and plunged into the water in his car. He was on route from Tulsa to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr and Mrs. C. H. Kite, 810 West Eighth.
Escaping with cuts and bruises, Kite was taken to Seminole for emergency treatment and was later released and brought to his parents home here.
Manager of a caning establishment in Tulsa, Kite left there about 12 and the accident happened at 5 o’clock. He had gone to sleep at the wheel when the mishap occurred.
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wa5 flaunted from one or the outstanding law schools
Center. Indian Territory, in 1896 tho Practice of law. e Erisco railroad was built through here and Ada gave
lived until his death.’
Noted As Attorney, Judge
Few men have made a mare tasting record in the courts and political circles of the latter days of territorial government and the new state than did the brilliant lawyer and judge. When Carlton Weaver went to the state constitutional convention from this district, he gave Mr. -Bolen the honor cd naming the county he expected to carve out of the territory with Ada as the county ^r’ Ro^en chose the name of his native county in Mississippi, and so this county became Pontotoc.
There were three outstanding law firms in the state specializ-
House Group Warned ‘Conspiracy On To Foment Revolution In LLS
Third Time Settles Case
Involved Charges Course Of Canadian Partially Changed, Damaging Property
After being in court more than four years and having been in court three times for a total of 35 days, the case of Mack Fleming vs. Sinclair-Prairie Oil company and Kenneth R. Elliott was settled last week.
A jury returned a verdict in favor of Fleming and in turn the court awarded Fleming $8,500 in damages.
The case itself started in September, 1942, but parts of it date back to 1935 when flood waters did considerable damage to the banks of the Canadian -river where the stream wa: the boundary line between two pieces of property.
One piece of property was owned by th a oil company and the other was owned by Fleming.
Qourt records show that the oiL company took steps to stop the washing away of its property and in doing so changed partially the course of the river.
The first damage was done to the oil company property in 1935 and the property on the other side was damaged some four or five years later.
It was the contention of Fleming and his attorneys that the action of the oil company caused the river to damage the Fleming property.
# When the case was in court two times previously, hung juries kept the case ‘going.’ The first time it was in court ll days, the second time required 14 days and the third and final time required IO days.
Truck, Car Tags On Sale Now for '47— And Wha! Tags!
Those 1947 truck and automo-iiv?* IF* on nu*. 31. “raise tags are on sale at
ii * £nd WM Protore 75 years lhe toil tog office above the Cordel. He a-at tfi-ailiiaiiui t —i — I ner Drug store.
If you cringed wh I you paid
Santa Also Wears P. J.'s
Observer Here* Notes, Tao, That He Uses Auto Instead Of Sleigh
By A BELIEVER
And all the time I thought Santa Claus came down the chimney!
Just by coincidence, I was coming home a little late Christmas eve night, and as I passed a house, I saw a figure stealthily creeping out from his dark house. He went directly to his automobile, which was parked out front, and filled his arms with packages.
It must have been Santa, because it was midnight of Christmas eve; but why was he wearing those funny colored pajamas? I always thought he wore a red suit trimmed in white ermine. And why were his packages in a car? Where was his sleigh?
Passing it off as a joke, I continued homeward. But across the street I saw another dark figure. He was going to the garage, and ahead there was another and another, most of them dressed in pajamas.
t I finallV reached home.
I still had not decided just what this was all about. There was no strangely dressed Santa Claus coming from my house. Then I happened to think—my father was working that night. Could that be the answer?
Sen. Thomas Comes To Defense Of Bilbo on (onfracfs
Senator Bilbo (D-Miss), an associate said today, is prepared to raise some ‘embarrassing” questions if his colleagues’ seek to make an issue of his dealings with war contractors.
Senator Elmer Thomas (D-Ok- J the planes in search of survivors.
Many Killed In (rashes
Three Chinese Airliners On Way ta Shanghai Forty Crock Up, 62 Dead
SHANGHAI, Dec. 26, CD— Three Chinese airliners, loaded with more than IOO persons anticipating gay Christmas parties here, cracked up in the fog-blanketed Shanghai area last night, killing or injuring 85 persons. One American pilot was killed and another injured.
A fourth transport was missing and feared lost with at least IO persons aboard.
Yesterday was the blackest in China’s civilian aviation history.
The American owned Shangai Evening Post Sc Mercury reported 62 passengers and crewmen were killed and 19 were injured, some so critically they may not survive.
A Chinese woman was killed and her three children were injured when one of the transports crashed into her farm home near Woosung.
Shanghai papers earlier had reported 76 were killed aboard the three planes, but revised their figures downward.
Two were Americans
The Post Sc Mercury said two of the victims were Americans— Capt. J. JjQ. Greenwood, who was killed, and R. B. Preus, injured seriously. Their home addresses were not given.
Greenwood and Preus were piloting two of the crashed planes, both owned bv the Chinese National Aviation Corp. the country’s leading airline. It employs many Americans as pilots. The third plane was owned by the Central Air Transport Corp., also a Chinese company.
Another American. William H. Byrne, of Cookville, Tenn., wing flight surgeon of the U. S. air transport command’s Tokyo headquarters, nearly lost his life in a hero’s role. He went into the burning fuselage of one of
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of his native state and moved to your identification* plate for
ritory. in 1896. Tour car ,ast yeaG well. get a
firm grip on your self because there isn’t much reduction this year.
promise of supplanting Center as * Instead of getting a full plate a court center, he moved to the J? snow for the money paid out, new town. toe car owner receives only a
Judge Bolen married Miss J/*13** .Pillow piece of tin aout Catherine Sugg in 1902, and they |<Jua**e to be placed
established their home at 7fihte 194 6ta*—that is on the 130 East Seventeenth, where they
liver! until Vvir. j I nose (
Those old plates may be somewhat weatherbeaten and a new
a more °ne look better on the old
f*r; but the state didn’t loo! at that angle when it was decided to just change the year instead of the plate.
The purchaser will not have rn opportunity tojchange plate numbers if an old plate is available on the old car.
That ‘‘something new” that as been added is so unnoticeable that a few are already in u in Ada, but few people knew that they would take the place of new ♦
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!‘a bunch ot Deople” inves-| ligating other senators* connections with contractors, and is prepared to parry questions directed against him with “a record of what other people have done.”
The senate war investigating committee is weighing a subcommittee’s report on Bilbo’s relations with a group of Mississippi contractors in the early days of
wlf.i nation s defense program. While the report has not been made public, the public hearing went into stories of favors done for the Mississippi senator by men he aided in obtaining multimillion dollar air field contracts. Bilbo himself has denied any wrong-doing.
Forsee* Long Debate
‘‘There will be a long debate if they try to make him stand aside the day congress convenes,” Thomas declared.
“It may be an embarrassing issue for some, but it won’t be for me, because I made it a campaign issue in my own state. I left nothing undone for Oklahoma contractors that I could do.”
The Oklahoman is a member of another senate / committee which recently delved into Bilbo’s actions.
That group was the special campaign investigating committee which held a series of open hearings at Jackson, Miss, into charges that Bilbo had intimidated negro voters. Although it has not yet reported. Thomas said he hoard nothing in the hearings which would cause him to believe Bilbo should not be seated.
Problem Common To Others
‘‘I ve been in too many campaigns,” Thomas said. “The Bilbo problem is a common problem to ll or 12 southern, states, and on this problem they’ll stand together.
“If Bilbo were unseated by the senate, it is my considered opinion that he would be reelected by Mississippians without opposition.”
Thomas said that if the committee directed criticism against Bilbo for trying to persuade negroes from voting, it would really be criticizing Mississippi and the south generally rather than the senator himself.”
FIND BODY OF YOUTH WEST OF LONE WOLF
HOBART, Okla., Dec. 26.—(/P) —Sheriff W. P. Dugan reported the body of Lawrence Sanders, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sanders, who * lives near Lone Wolf, was found yesterday on State Highway 9 four miles west of Lone Wolf.
Dugan said there was no evidence Sanders had been hit by an automobile and fie added he believed the boy was shot. A hole was found in the boy’s head but Dugan said he was not sure whether it was made by a bullet!
Report Claims 17 Labor Unions Are Controlled by Reds
Emphasises Possibility of General Strike to Gain Ends, Says Library of Congress Hoven for Foreign Minded Americans; That Fifth Column Moscow-Directed
Truman Back To Capital
Visits Home on Christmos Doy, Returns lo Foce Major Legislative Problems
By WILLIAM F. ARBEGAST
WASHINGTON. Dec 26. P— Ernie Adamson, chief counsel for the house committee on un-American activities, says there is a "conspiracy” afoot to foment revolution in this country, through a general strike or otherwise.
The matter is dealt with in a formal report which Adamson has given the committee. The document summarizes information assembled bv his staff during 1946.
Although printed by the government printing office, the re
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ded out a brief holiday visit with the home folks today before returning to Washington to face labor and other legislative problems of unusual magnitude.
Three separate messages, on legislative, financial and economic deals, posed a task which his associate said would require most of the period remaining before the Republican-controlled congress gets under way early next month.
Mr. Truman said he would pay a final visit to his mother, 94-year-old Mrs. Martha E. Truman, at Grandview, before taking off in the presidential C-54 plane, the “Sacred Cow,” about 3 p. rn. (EST).
He flew into Jackson county yesterday for a round of Christmas celebrations, which included a big turkey dinner shortly after noon at his home at 219 North Delaware street.
There, he had dinner with his mother, his wife and his daughter, Margaret, his brother, J. Viv-
formally by the committee.
Besides referring to the revolution “conspiracy.” the report (a) contains critical references to representatives of foreign governments attached to the United Nations, (hi claims that IT important labor unions are controlled bv Communists and (c) calls
the library of congress a “haven for aliens and foreign-rrundi Americans.”
Danger Called Real
Of the general findings, Adamson wrote:
“This committee cannot emphasize too strongly to the hou.e and to the country the danger from this fifth column within our gates which follows with blind obedience the dictates of Moscow. They must be recognized for what they are—the agents of a foreign government and enemies of our American system.”
“In the opinions of the committee,” Adamson continued, “the most serious penetration has been within the labor movement, where the Communists dominate 17 vital unions of the CIO-unions
puUed to safety by another American officer, who was not identified.
All three of the crashed planes were from Chungking, loaded with passenger s planning a Christmas night in Shanghai.
Eight Planes Turned Back Twelve planes from various Chinese cities arrived over Shanghai late yesterday afternoon and last night but thF thick fog prevented their landing. Eight turned back. The three that crashed had circled until their gasoline tanks were virtually empty, then were forced to try to make a landing.
Continued bad weather caused cancellation of all commercial air departures from Shanghai
lan Truman, and the Wallaces,
his wife’s people. i — ——
The president kept close to Iso V1. V1®* our v^ry national
home on Christmas Day except\^?cur\*,7 dependent up^n
for an hour’s visit to the nearby!1™^
home of Colonel Mize Peters, an . During the la>t six months.
old friend whom he has visited regularly on Christmas for 25 years.
Mr. Truman, already at work en the all-important state of the nation message which he will de
Adamson reported, the committee has found that “numerous representatives of foreign nations who aie attached to the United Nations have been attending meetings sponsored bv the Com-
liver to the new congress, dead- ^unist fronts in the United
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cd to return to Washington immediately.
He still has under consideration the administration’s course during the next two years on th* subject of labor legislation.
Some of his associates are urg mg sweeping revisions of the Wagner labor relations act, while others are suggesting that he leave the problem of definitive
States and addressing the audiences upon matters affecting the United Nations.
Asks for Forma! Protest
“However, rn every instance, these United Nations representatives are presenting one sided opinions directed in favor of the Russian foreign policy and the nations which thev
today . legislation up to the Republican! Adamson recommended that
Because of the heavy fog. only TaJ|L"!y confess, j department formally
ane of 13 commercial planes that ‘„d*5i*‘0n fohably will, Protest against such actives
grow out of conferences with j Excerpts from tho report .n-cabinet and other officials next elude these observations by the w®*k. a 11 o r n e y-investigator for the
In addition to his state of the committee: union message, the president will I. Many persons accepted for
submit to the congress messages employment in the reorganized on the new budget as well as on 1 legislative reference department employment based on a yet-to be * 1
delivered confidential report of his new conomic advisory coun
one of 13 commercial planes that arrived over Shanghai yesterday and last night was able to land. Francis J. Michiels, an America^ pilot, safely brought down a CNAC transport with the aid of radar at the U. S. army’s Kiag-wan airfield on the northern outskirts of Shainghai.
Eight of the other 12 were turned back. The three that crashed had circled until their gasoline was virtually exhausted, then were forced to try to land.
Blame Is Placed
The press, shocked by the triple disaster, demanded a strict official investigation and blamed the crashes on:
1—Poor judgment in permitting the planes to fly to Shanghai when the weather was below minimum flying requirements, and
2—Antiquated facilities at Lunghwa airdrome, Shanghai’s only commercial airfield, * here the communications system is 15 years old and there are no marker beacons on the airstrip.
Greenwood’s death was partic ulary tragic. His wife and child are en route to Shanghai from the United States. If they learn of his death, it will be from the ship's radio.
Continued bad weather forced cancellation of all commercial air departures from Shanghai today. *-
Christmas Day Mild All Over Oklahoma
Christmas day was mild all over Oklahoma with Guymon’s 69 degrees the highest reported to the weather bureau. But no maximum Wednesday was lower than the 58 recorded at Elk City and Enid.
No precipitation was reported.
Christmas night’s low for the state was the 32 degrees af Guymon. In McAlester and Oklahoma City the overnight minimum was 45 degrees.
We’re hopefully waiting for that good eye-opener for business —a few drops of prices.
Ada Firemen Kepi Busy Five Days
Answer 20 Fire Cells, One For Resuscitator And Ona for Oxyginator
Ada firemen have answered 20 fires in the last five days and most of them were grass fires according to records at the fire station.
A total of 13 grass fires were extinguished by the department one resuscitator call and one oxyginator calls were made in addition to a garbage fire, and fires at a laundry, a bakery, trash fire and a chicken house.
The department made three runs Christmas day.
lobby Fire (ame From Curiosity
ABILENE, Kas., Dec. 26. fJPi— A fire in the lobby of the Lamer hotel here was attributed today to a woman’s curiosity as to whether a cotton-covered Christmas tree would burn.
Witnesses said the woman, walking by the huge artificial tree Christmas eve, touched a match to a limb. In a few seconds the entire tree was aflame. The woman fainted.
The fire was extinguished with chemicals before it spread to furniture, but burned a hole in an expensive rug and scorched the ceiling. AU lobby fixtures wert sprayed with the chemicals.
of the library of congress “have had extensive associations with agencies or societies who have shown inclination to change the economy, if not the constitution, of the United States,**
“Masked” as Political ” .rty
2. “The committee feels that a careful examination of the facts justifies the association that the Communist party of the United States is a foreign inspired conspiracy masked as a political party, xxx The Communis?* realize that the Communist plan of creating unemployment rn the United States is the only medium through which they can possibly gain control of the United States through a victory at the ballot box.”
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