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AOA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1946
Stale Solons Prepare For New Congress
Oklahoma To Have Two Congressmen, One Senator On Majority Side
Bv CHARLES C. HASLET
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.—(JP) —When congress convenes for its 1947 session, it will operate under a congressional reorgan'cation act of which an Oklahoman was coauthor.
Although Rep. Mike Monroney
D.-Okla.), joint author of the measure with Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, will be on the minority side of the house in the new session, he is expected by colleagues to play an important part in carrying out of his measure.
One possible break looms in the ranks of the reorganization forces. An effort is being made to prevent the merger of the house naval affairs and military affairs committees. Monroney said any other “dents” likely would be minor.
Two of the eight Oklahoma
house members and one o' the senators will be on the majority side as th? new congress convenes.
Rizley May Be Chairman
Rep. Ross Rizley (R) is being mentioned for membership on the important house rules committee. He has announced he will ask congress to continue the special surplus property investigating committee of which he is ranging minority member. If that is done he doubtless will be its chairman.
The other house republican, Rep. George B Schwabe (R) is a member of the appropriations committee.
On the senate side Senator Ed Moore (R.-Okla.) is expected by colleagues to take rpecial interest in legislation dealing with oil and gas and to remain an active member of the house interstate commerce committee.
Four Going Out
During the past year three democratic members of the house were defeated and one retired. Democrats were elected in their places, however. Reps. Jed Johnson, Victor Wickrsham and Lyle Boren were defeated in the primary elections. Rep. Paul Stewart retired because of ill health.
Elected were Glen Johnson of Okemah, Preston Peden of Altus, Carl Albert of McAlester and District Judge Toby Morris of Lawton.
Rep. W. G. Stigler <D) plans to
introduce legislation to start elimination of the bureau of Indian affairs and he wants a congressional inquiry into the United Nations relief and rehabilitation organization expenditure of U. S. funds.
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Severe Cold Ousts Mild Weather Here
Low Of 11 Degrees Here As Thermometer Goes Into Weekend Tailspin; Threatened Snow Fails To Show
Yes, Monday morning was colder than Sunday morn-
Maybe it didn’t seem so at first, but there was little wind and that of Sunday morning forced the cold into gen-
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Jewish Towns On Coast Are 'Out'
After British Major, Three Sergeants Kidnaped And Lashed
By CARTER L. DAVIDSON
_ JERUSALEM. Dec. 30, CP>— The British military announced today that all Jewish communities along the Palestine coast had been placed out of bounds to the >0.000 British troops on duty in the area, as authorities pressed a search for the kidnapers who abducted a British major and three sergeants last night and gave each 18 lashes in what was described as a retaliatory move.
A military source predicted that authorities, fearing British troops might seek vengeance for the floggings, would keep the ruling in force at least until after New Years eve. The provost marshal s office said that ‘‘feeling is running high” in the military camps.
Meanwhile the British ship. Ocean Vigour, arrived in Haifa Harbor, bringing 750 Jewish refugees who were deported to Cyprus when they originally arrived here without immigration certificates.
Search for the perpetrators of last night s floggings continued, with British authorities and Palestine police participating in
CAMPBELLTOWN, Scotland, Dec 30. (ZP)—This is the traditions1 home of Scotch whisky, but today some of the town’s thirstier citizens were offering up to $40 a bottle for the liquor. The high prices arose from scarcity, There are 2,000.000 gallons of Scotch in the town’s ware-h hists, but it is in bond for five years more—and when released, most of it will go to the United States.
OKLAHOMA: Considerable cloudiness and warmer this afternoon; mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; snow in east and south tonight and east Tuesday; warmer east and south tonight; low temperatures IO Panhandle to md 20 s in the southeast; outlook for Wednesday partly cloudy, warmer in the west, rather cold in th® east
One Killed, Four Seriously Hurt In (rash ll Wister
By The Associated Prest
Oklahoma’s traffic fatality toll for 1946 rose to 499 Sunday with the death of Lowell Harrison, 25-year-old navy chief petty officer, in an automobile accident at Wister, in LeFlore county.
The state’s traffic deaths this year total nearly IOO more than those of last year, when 414 died rn highway accidents.
Four other men were injured, two of them critically, in the accident in which Harrison was killed.
The critically injured are Oren Pierce Brown. 39, and his brother, Clyde Brown, 37, both farmers Both were taken to a hospital at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
State highway patrolmen said the car in which the five men were riding plunged over an embankment at the edge of Wister and overturned five times.
All the men lived at Wister. The navy man killed was home on leave for the holidays.
China Says Russia Should Quit Dairen
Doesn't Recognise Right To Stoy On There
By HAROLD K. MILKS
NANKING, Dec. 30. (ZP)—A foreign office spokesman told newsmen today the Chinese government does not recognize Rus-sia’s right to the continued occupation of Dairen, chief port of Manchuria.
He said the government would take over the city’s administration immediately except for obstructions by the Chinese Communists.
The spokesman, George Yeh, told a press conference that the Soviets surrendered their right to continued control of Dairen last May 23 when the Soviet embassy formally notified China that all Soviet troops had been withdrawn as of May -3 from the northeast provinces, “of which Dairen certainly is an integral part.”
Russia has contended the Sino-Soviet treaty of August, 1945, gave her control of Dairen as long as the war with Japan exists, and no peace treaty has yet been signed with the Japanese.
“We do not think a state of war exists at the present time between China and the Soviets on one side and Japan on the other,” Yeh said, adding that legally China had every right to take over the big warm-water port.
More Pensioners In Oklahoma Now
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 30. (A*)—'The number of persons drawing state relief funds totaled 90.992 this month for an all-time high, the state public welfare department reported.
The report noted that more than half the state’s residents over 65 years old are receiving old age assistance, with payments this month averaging $42.16 each, which is nearly double the average payment of two years ago. Maximum payment set by law is $45.
Since May, 1945, the report said, the number of pensioners has increased by 13,159 and is rising constantly.
Sunday morning’s low report was 13 degrees, that of early Monday was ll. But after all, the Monday night cold had a head start’ over Sunday’s for it descended from the afternoon high of only 49.
Change Came Suddenly Saturday, which went from mild to blizzardy cold, got the thermometer up to a pleasant 67 degrees before the cold wave changed things. And Friday, remember, had a warm 76 degrees.
Some plumbing couldn’t take it, and numerous cars were having trouble Sunday and Monday, especially those whose batteries were low.
The cold, more severe even than was predicted, kept many more people than usual indoors for the day.
And the two days of sharp cold has left people of this area, which did escape threat of snow and rain, wondering what will come next as it moves toward the launching of 1947 Tuesday night.
Ponca City Coldest
The Associated Press reports that some moderation is expected today.
The overnight low reading reported to the weather bureau in Oklahoma City was the five degrees above zero at Ponca City. Several points had 8 degrees— Elk City, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Other temperatures: Enid, Fort Sill, IO; McAlester, 13; Guymon and Ardmore, 14.
The highway patrol reported main highways in good condition. Some snow and rain fejl Sunday but the snow quickly melted and the rain was only a trace. *--
Fire Chases G.l/s Old Of Barracks
OM \HA, Dec. 30. — (ZP) — Fire early today destroyed the center section of a brick barracks building at Fort Crook, near Omaha, and about 200 soldiers had to evacuate.
Pvt. Claude E. French (home address unavailable) was hospitalized for minor burns received while fighting the blaze.
The block-long building normally housed about 500 soldiers and contained induction center offices. A boiler room containing a central heating plant was destroyed and lack of heat made the entire building temporarily unusable.
A spokesman at the post said all personal property of resident soldiers was saved.
Tag OHke To Be Closed Wednesday
Agent And Assistants To Round Up 1946 Business
Automobile licenses for 1947 have been going fast these days in the office of A. H. Thornton, county tag agent.
Thornton announced Monday morning that the office will be closed all day Wednesday, January I, so that Thornton and his assistants can round up and bring to a close all of the office’s business for the year of 1946.
LONDON, Dec. 30. Of)—Mary Churchill, youngest daughter of Britain’s wartime prime minister, will be married to Capt. Christopher Soames of the Coldstream guards on Jan. ll, it was announced today.
The ceremony will be performed in St. Margaret’s, Westminster, fashionable church in the shadow of Westminster Abbey.
(AA Airport Grants Soon
About Reody To Announce First Gronts To Local Communities Over U. S.
DONALD SANDERS AP Special Washington Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30.
The civil aeronautics administration plans to announce in about a week the first grants to local communities uifder a seven-year airport construction program An agency official said today the CAA will announce on Jan.
t_a list of the sponsors
whose applications for airport
been approved for this fiscal year, which ends June
That list will be followed in about a week by the first draft of a survey of the nation’s airport needs, for which congress allocated $2,975,000 in the 1947 commerce department appropriations bill.
The final draft of the survey which will serve as a guide for eventual expenditure of $500,000,000 over the seven-year period for which funds have been authorized, will not be completed for another year.
Of the total amount of money allocated in the national airport bill, $45,000,000 was made available for expenses grants to be parcelled out in the present fiscal year. Of this amount $30,-822,750 will be allocated to the states and territories under a population-area formula, and $10,274,250 goes into a discretionary fund which may be expended regardless of state lines.
An official of the agency said he could not estimate what percentage of this first year’s funds will be apportioned in the list to be made public next week.
The amounts which the various states will receive over the seven-year period include: Arkansas $5,766,751; Kansas $7,286,-422; Missouri $9,226,226; Oklaho-ma $7,281,468.
No Adion Today On Broyles (leniency
Boo rd Continuos Cost Until January 20
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 30, — Oklahoma’s pardon and parole board took no action today on the clemency plea of Harlan Broyles, condemned slayer of a Seminole county deputy sheriff, but continued the case until January 20 to permit further investigation.
The continuance was requested by George Hill and W. J. Hulsey, McAlester, attorneys for the condemned man.
Jim Hatcher, chairman, said it is the board’s policy to permit every defendant to propare his case, and that policy will be followed where Broyles is concerned. He pointed out, however, that the present board retires January 16 and that any order it may make now will not be binding on the new board.
Hatcher said a 30 days stay of execution issued last Monday by Governor Robert S. Kerr was granted upon his personal request.
Until this action by the governor, Broyles had been sentenced to die tomorrow * in the state prison electric chair for the January 1945 slaying of Erie Nicholson, shot down on Seminole’s main street after he had arrested Broyles for questioning. Broyles has maintained his innocence.
’ LONDON, Dec. 30. (/P)—Lady Hawkins, widow of the English novelist, Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, died here yesterday. She was the daughter of the late C. H. Sheldon of New York City.
Sir Anthony, to whom she was married in 1903, won fame in the 1890’s as the author of the “Prisoner of Zenda” and other romantic works which he published under the name of Anthony Hope.
Illinois car owners, in 1945, complained that dogs ate up their license plates, which were made of soy beans.
GOP Senate Leaden Find Challenge
Sen. Tobey Soys They Lock Authority To Divide Committee Assignments Now
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (Arsenate Republicans went ahead with plans for election of officers today despite a challenge from Senator Tobey (R-NH) of their authority to act until congress actually meets.
FIVE CENTS THE CORY
Russia Calls For
Action To Outlaw
• Charges Atomic Energy Still Being Used Only For Producing Aggressive Arms; U. S. For Bon Of Veto
By FBANCIS W. CARPENTER
LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec. 30— (AP) —Soviet Russia charged bluntly today that atomic energy is still being used exclusively for production of aggressive arms and called for urgent action to outlaw atomic weapons.
Simultaneously, Russia flatly rejected the United States — proposal that the veto be waived on atomic matters, at-
Infoi-med by reporters of I that suggestion as actually a revision of the United
House Group Is Critical Of Russians
Tobey’s stand, Senator Taft (R-Ohio), chairman of the steering committee, replied:
“I have no doubt of the right of the elected Republicans to caucus in advance of taking their oaths and decide what they are going to do.”
Taft said, however, that committee assignments could not be settled until later. Tobey had objected particularly to agreeing on them at an afternoon meeting.
Tobey Argues Rules
Tobey argued that the rules of the Republican conference (organization of senate GOF members) provide for the election of conference chairman and appointment of a new steering committee and committee on committees only after the new session of congress has convened. The 80th session starts Friday noon.
In advance of the meeting Tobey told reporters that a rule adopted by the Republican conference (the organization of senate GOP members) on Dec. 15, 1944, forbids making or approving any committee assignments until after congress actually convenes.
He took notice of statements by members of the outgoing Republican committee on committees that they were merely making recommendations to the full group of 51 Republican senators and senators’ elect.
Tobey called this committee a “rump” group, but declared:
“Any child of adolescence who doesn t know that those recommendations will gather the forces of a snowball is just kidding himself.”
Sharp Row Threatens
Tobey’s attitude and a bid by Senator Reed of Kansas for' the commerce committee chairmanship—tentatively assigned by the leaders to Senator White of Maine—raised the prospect of a sharp row in the GOP meeting.
The gathering of all COP senators was called to agree on organization of the senate branch of the new congress and parcel out the choice leadership posts.
Tobey made it clear he would challenge at the meeting the right of what he called a “rump” committee on committees to make any committee assignments.
He declared that under existing rules, the new committee on committees could not be appointed until after the next session of congress actually convenes on Friday. i
“We have been fighting for1 some time to lick centralization of power,” he said. “Thirteen million men went to fight in a war against that principle.”
Tobey declined to commit himself on his own committee preferences. The present committee on committees headed by Senator White has put him down as chairman of the banking and currency committee. .
The New Hampshire senator also voiced a demand that Senator-Elect Lodge (R-Mass) be restored the same committee seniority he would have had if he had not resigned his senate seat to enlist in the army. He said congress had insisted that private employers preserve veterans’ seniority rights and that he saw no reason why congress should not follow the same pattern.
Knutson Insisfenl On 20 Percent (ut For Income Taxes
By FRANCIS M. LE MAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Despite protests from both democrats and fellow republicans, Rep. Knutson (Minn) declared ed today he has retreated “not one inch” in his drive to cut individual income taxes by 20 percent “across the board.”
Returning to Washington to assume the chairmanship of the potent house ways and means committee. Knutson said he will call the committee together very shortly to tackle the tax-slashing job.
“This tax reduction should be done and can be done,” the Minnesotan told reporters. “We’re living in an unusual age if people don’t want their taxes cut.”
Moreover, Knutson outlined two other major considerations for committee attention:
^1. A searching investigation of administration foreign trade and tariff policies by the new, republican dominated congress.
2. Liberalization of the social security laws. Knutson said some 20.000,000 workers now are denied coverage, including selfemployed, farmers. domestic workers and professional people.
“We may find that the solution is a program for voluntary participation” he added.
Since Knutson and the house republican steering committee announced their tax-cutting program shortly after the republican election victory, opposition has developed on both sides of the political fence.
Senator Ball, also a Minnesota republican, spoke out against a sharp slash, saying “the soundest kind of economics would dictate keeping high taxes in boom times, reducing them in bhd times.
Senator Byrd of Virginia and Rep. Doughton of North Carolina, retiring chairman of the ways and means group, both democrats, said they would support no tax cut until the budget is balanced and sizeable debt payments are made.
Highway 7 Group In Meeting Today
Thirteen Counties To Be Represented At Coalgate
Gathering Late Today
Highway 7 Association, a group of highway boosters from thirteen counties in the state, will meet Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Coalgate.
Following the afternoon meeting will be a banquet for the delegates at 7 o’clock.
The object of the meeting is to lay plans and stir enthusiasm for an east-west highway from the Arkansas line to the Texas line.
Russia, in effect, reinstated its plan for controlling atomic energy. This asked the nations to outlaw atomic weapons by treaty and destroy existing stocks of bombs.
Baruch Urges U. S. Plan
Immediately after Russia’s position was stated by Andrei A Gromyko, newly-appointed deputy foreign minister. Bernard M Baruch, United States delegate formally moved that the United States plan, incorporated in a report submitted today to the commission, be adopted as the commission’s report and sent to the United Nations security council.
“It is necessary,” Gromyko said, ‘to distinguish the question concerning the prohibition of atomic and all other weapons adaptable to mass destruction, in order to take an urgent decision on it, since the atomic energy is still being used exclusively for the production of armaments. which, by their nature, are the weapons of aggression, and which by their very nature are destined for an attack mainly on large cities with numerous civil population.”
Gromyko also declared that the United States proposals were in conflict with the arms limitation resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations general assembly on Dec. 14.
Calls for Detailed Discussion
He called for an item-by-item discussion of the U. S. plan in order to make “absolutely nec-essary corrections and to proceed without delay with preparation of the international convention on the prohibition of the production and use of atomic and other major weapons adaptable to mass destruction, having in mind the frail convention, submitted by ;£e government on July
19, 1946 (this was the Russian plan for atomic control.)”
Paul Hasluck, of Australia, Capt. Alvaro Alberto, of Brazil, Gen. A. G. L. McNaughton, of Canada, and Col. Mohamed Bey Khalifa, of Egypt, quickly supported Baruch’s motion.
Hasluck and Capt. Alberto both stated that the United States plan conformed fully with the general assembly resolution.
Slate Senators On (ommiHee To Name Committees
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.J —Nine state senators have been appointed members of the senate committee on committees which will select the standing committees of the upper house Senator James C. Nance. Purcell, who will be senate president pro tempore, announced the appointments yesterday and said the members would meet to work out committee assignments before the legislature convenes Jan. 7.
Members are Bill Logan, Lawton; Homer Paul. Pauls Valley; J. A. Rinehart, Kl Reno; Mead Norton, Shawnee; M. O. Counts Hartshorne; Raymond Gary Madill; Theodore Pruett. Anadarko?’ Kevins. Okmulgee, and
W. T. Gooldy. Pryor.
Nance, who was empowered by the democratic caucus to name the senate employment committee, also announced members of this committee includes Tom Jelks, Chickasha; Henry W. Worthington. Mangum; Everett S. Collins, Sapulpa; J. Gladston Emery, Howe; H. D. Binns, Coalgate: Byron Dacus, Gotebo; and Senator Nance as ex officio member.
Will Be In Action Tonight; Bonking dosses To Organise
Holidays are out of the way now and classes in related training for veterans in the on-job training program will resume tonight, according to J. B. Watters.
The class in banking will organize, as it is holding its first meeting.
Other classes that will be resuming their work are correspondence study, typing, bookkeeping, drafting and auto me chanics.
All of the classes meet at Ada high school at 7 o’clock.
Committee Charles Broke* Promises, Religious % Repression, Political Terrorism
By ALEX H. SINGLETON
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. -FL-. Charges of economic enslavement, political terrorism, religious repression, broken promisee and ambitions for military power were leveled against Russia today bv the special house committee on postwar economy policy.
The committee report — the sharpest official criticism of Russia on Capitol Hill since the Soviet Union went to war with
Germany—demanded that the
United States asert “positive leadership in European economic affairs.
Simultaneously it asserted that if Russia actually is found to be using German war plants to rearm, the western allies should denounce the entire Potsdam B g Three agreement and demand that the Soviets “evacuate Germany completely."
Bloom Protests Report First reaction to the committees document came in the form of a protest against “headline hunters by Rep, Sol Bloom (D-NY), retiring chairman of the bolide foreign affairs committee Bloom told reporters the committee should have submitted its evidence, “if it has any.” to the state and war departments for invest iga ti gat ion. He contended the report would do Tar more harm than good ’ in current diplomatic negotiations.
The state department declined any immediate comment.
Light Specific Proposals The unanimous committee report offered a number of specific recommendations, among them:
1. A review of the financial aspects of American occupation policy m “order to substitute productive and self-supporting economics in ex-enemy countries for the present method of supporting them with American money while they, in turn, are being drained by Russia and France.”
2. Loans to American occupation authorities through the ex-port-import bank to start the flow of raw materials necessary for industrial production.
3. An inquiry into restrictions on the movement of American businessmen, and into the methods “by which freedom of access into foreign countries of American information agencies including hooks, magazines, papers and movies as well as our reporters can he facilitated.”
4. A specific study of safeguarding the trade recommendations “with respect to the abuse of state trading practices, particularly by the state monopolies of nations who are not members” of the world bank, monetary fund or similar international organizations,
5. A study of the desirability and effectiveness of eliminating the export of American technical know-how and of finished products which could be useful in the development of atomic weapons. “Security considerations may call for broadening such controls over exports to prevent building of other armaments.”
Hold Up Lend-Lease Deal
6. “The holding up of further settlements of land-Lease until inquiries as to the fulfillment of the conditions of Land Lea-e agreement and equal trading operation for the United States have been secured.” (AII but Russia and a few of the Soviet s neighboring countries have settled their accounts.)
7. A moratorium on the sale of surplus merchant vessels to Russia “until her wartime Lend-Lease agreements have been kept.”
8 Greater reciprocity on the exchange of diplomatic officials.
The committee charged Russia with failure to “keep Potsdam and other agreements.” and declared that the Soviet agreement “in principle ’ to broaden out-
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