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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - February 27, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma Jg-. — MW ,    „    diH,wwt    w    Mw    Mw    U.    S.    cultivation    „..    **«*    h3. mmmmmm■■■■■■I■*^   Fair, not much chance In tem* perature tonight; Thursday partly cloudy and wanner. THE ADA EVENING NEWS BUY MORE WAR BONDS Allies Rest Case Against Nazi Leaders After More Than Three Months Hearings; Defense Likely to Start Monday By DANIEL DE LUCE Germany, Feb. —The allied prosecution rested its case against 22 top ranking nazi war leaders late to-day after more than three months of hearings before the international military tribunal. Arguments on legal aspects of the attempt to prosecute six nazi organizations as criminal groups are scheduled for tomorrow. The defense is likely to start Monday. One Document Withdrawn Just before closing of the prosecution case, U. S. deputy Prosecutor Thomas Dodd obtained the court s permission to withdraw from the trial record a document introduced as evidence more than a month ago. Dodd said a further examination of this document, a letter orally attributed to defendant Alfred Rosenberg which spoke in glowing terms of the “anti-Christian work of the Hitler, youth organization, had indicated “grave questions as to its authenticity.’* Ribbentrop Plea Denied _ The tribunal denied Joachim von Ribbentrop’s plea that Winston Churchill, Edouard Daladier and other pre-war allied leaders be summoned as defense witnesses. The tribunal rejected 22 names of a list of 38 submitted by the former German foreign minister and also trimmed sharply the lists submitted by Defendants Hermann^ Goering and Field Marshal \\ llhelm Keitel. The tribunal s action led prosecution sources to predict the en-, ® defense case could be completed within seven weeks. In rejecting Ribbentrop’s request for Churchill and other witnesses from Britain and r ranee, the tribunal said “it appears that their testimony would levant or cumulative.” Ribbentrop’s lawyer had ar-JE**? ‘h«t Churchill uttered threats at the German embassy y LoPdoo that England might ?.e,tr?y the Reich and that these threats had frightened Adolf Hitler into committing the aggres-^nd the charges on Which the present trial is based. The witness ban applied also to Georges Bonnet, former french foreign minister; the ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1946 Rioting Continues In India w —. . .i&Px » W?#'    **    A >n the'tra?kstto1    ofth?    £&&* 22^ Radiophoto). Calcutta express. (NEA Marquis De Polignac, Count Jean De Castellan. Otto Abetz, former German ambassador to Paris* and Ernst Tennant and T. j! Jones, London businessman. The tribunal adopted a suggestion by British Acting Chief Prosecutor Sir David Maxwell Jyfe to allow Ribbentrop to seek written interrogations of British Lords Londonderry, Kemsley, Beaverbrook and Vansittart; and Carl Burckhardt of Switzerland, president of the International Red Cross. Houston Workers Bad On Their Jobs Councilman Start Study of Grievances HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. 27.—(/P) -—Some i OO city service workers returned to their jobs today and the mayor and councilmen began a study of their grievances. The week-old strike ended yesterday after 5,000 industrial and other workers marched on the city hall in support of the city employes.    J Mayor Otis Massey told D. W. Seci^tary of the Houston Building Trades council, that fCh.y„T?iIoJe! fl!:ed Mondy when they failed to heed a back-to-work ultimatum could return to work with full seniority and civil “JJL14* rights unimpaired. The city agreed further to “correct salaries if a civil service commission survey shows they are too low*. First major problem confront mg returning workers was to clean up the city’s seven-day accumulation of garbage. (of (Committees To Discuss Wuk f-h^ily    committee,of the tnamber of Commerce will discuss their programs for the coming year at the W’eekly Chamber or Commerce luncheon Thursday at noon in the Aldridge hotel. tach chairman is expected to nave his entire committee present for the membership meeting. It is important that all committee members be present as various problems confronting workers will be discussed. Committee chairmen include S. C. Boswell Oscar Parker, B. Harry Barndoor, Gordon Witherspoon, T. G. Kelly. Byron T. Smith, Luther Edge Jim Buxton George MacRoberts Baublitt, Harvey Lambert, Smith6 omas and Mrs* Julia Truman Calls Food Meeting President Soys U. S. Consumption Must Be Cut to Moot Acute Needs Abrood 6 F: WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—(ZP) —President Truman said today American food consumption must be reduced to meet acute needs aboard and called former President Hoover and others to conli.011 problem Friday. The conference, Mr. Truman said, will be asked to work out an aggressive voluntary program on the part of private citizens to reduce food consumption in this country.” He expressed his views in telerams to those invited to the riday meeting at 3 p.m. est. The telegrams said: . ll VP sure you are familiar with the acute need for food stuffs in the war-torn countries of Europe and Asia, Our nationals self respect and our duties as human beings demand that we do all possible to stop the spread of famine. “I have directed the agencies of government to do everything possible to this end. But government alone is not enough. We can not meet this situation without an aggressive voluntary program on the part of private citizens to reduce food consumption in this country, ’I am asking you and a very I ew other public spirited citizens k°,™eetJn the east wing of the White House at three o'clock Friday afternoon, March I, to work out means for supporting such a voluntary program. Ex-rTesident Hoover has accepted my invitation and will be there, count on your support.” "Shorty" Ready for Lf. Prhe's Rehire Valley View Hospital Looking To Possibilities of Expansion May First Hove to Limit Voluma of Patients to Moot Standards With Personnel Shortage, Member Meeting Learns Those pr*esent Tuesday at the annual membership meet-mg of Valley View hospital had plenty to talk about and to think about after the meeting was over. Expansion of facilities, efforts* overcrowding, to get to avoid enough personnel, even posibiffiy that Valley View may have to follow the example of many other hospitals and accept patients by appointment only except for --------- _•    a a are making the immediate future seem more 'crowded.* Enlargement of the hospital to provide more beds is one of the logical moves, the members reco- F1VE CENTS THE COPY Outcome of Vandenberg Calls For U.S. STfT ,s To Be As Firm As Russians extreme emergencies—these came Knized; assistance of the common- in for a share of discussion. More Demand Seen In Po ta re Valley View, like most other hospitals, is crowded to and sometimes beyond capacity much of the time now. People are more hospital-minded and hospital management aproves that. New clinics mean more calls for hospital beds, and other factors wealth Fund, through which the present building was erected, would be required to complete the planned structure—the building is so constructed that two additional wings can be added conveniently. Fewer Patients—Better Cart A Fund representative here recently, however, found that to (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) Citizens’ Group Asks 'Yes' Vote On Freeholder Proposal March 19 Vela Determine* Simply lf Citixem Went A Board to Bo Chosen Later for Be-Study of City Charter Fravisions Former Mascot of Cavalry Begimoat Back at Homa Attar Wandering Away When Lt. T. E. Price, Jr., comes in soon he*ll find “Shorty” waiting for him at the home of Owl Creek?” ^ G' Selders’ i Afewdays ago it seemed likely that the small dog might not dc on hand when the veteran of combat in the Philippines got here, for “Shorty” had wandered off with some other dogs. However, a notice and story in The News got the word around SP a «ow ??rs* Seders writes in that our little dog was brought home to us.” No one is happier than the Selders boy who had mate missed his *** ***** play“ r* anin?al was mascot for the {lith Regiment, First Cavalry for a year at Ft. Bliss, Tex., and was left with Mr. and Mrs. Sellers, parents of Mrs. Price, when the regiment went overseas. While in Luzon Lt. Price shot his way out of a Japanese trap closing in on him and an interpreter when he went inside Jap lines in an attempt to negotiate for surrender of some Nip forces. Pleasant Wartier Pue lo Continue By Tho Associated Press « Partly cloudy During the past year the amount of American Red Cross financial aid to veterans and xneir families increased 78 cent. per and slightly warmer weather is in stride for Okiahoma for the next 24 hours, day e Bureau predicted to- The minimum in the state tomorrow morning is expected to be around 30, in the panhandle. The rest of the state will have ♦u vP^s *n middle thirties, the bureau said. to Watch for long sleeves sprout out on the new spring dresses. Some have conventional &°the,?are Perked up with !/?£    ♦    0    treatments,    such    as drawstrings, that tie just above the wrist. ITraffk Llgkfs to lite Working Soon; New Wiring on Hand I    or    not» hut within ■about 30 days Ada will have [some stop lights working in the downtown business district as new wiring has been received and is expected to be installed in I the near future. Several weeks ago, Mayor Guy Thrash ordered 2,500 feet of relaying wiring and other installation requirements needed to SI? * light* function again., [That wiring has been received at a cost to the city of more than 41,000.    I The new equipment was purchased from a firm in Shreveport, La., and was the last such equipment available at the time it was purchased. It has been four years since tho lights were operating all the time. Only last year, workmen] tried to repair the lines, but were! not successful, ► There are* two divisions lo the city primary election of March life In one, voters will be balloting for their choices for the three city commissioner offices. In the other, they will be deciding if they want to elect, in the city run-off election in early * j • board of freeholders to study the city charter with amendment or revision in view The city commission has agrJSdi at the request of a group of citizens who are of the opinion that the charter provisions now in effect do not permit efficiency in management of Ada’s government, to submit to the voters on March 19 a proposal for a board of freeholders. First Vote Just 'Starter* A *yes* vote on March 19 thus would indicate that most of the voters favor a re-study of the city charter. Such a vote would result in election, in April, of two citizens from each ward to a board of freeholders, who would serve without pay to study present: d decide on Price of (ar Tag Ta Double Soon March 2 Loot Day ta De Belated Baying With 10-Cent a Day Penalty Saturday, March 2—that’s the coming Saturday—is the deadline for purchase of 1946 motor licenses with the 10-cents a day penalty applying. After that date, warns A. K. Thornton tag agent, all motor vehicle license tags will cost twice the 1946 prices that applied before any penalty started. The original price of a tag might have been $25.50, but after Saturday the cost will be $50.50 for the same tag. Thornton also reminds that a double price on a tag for a heavy truck will run into high figures. TURN ABOLT SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.. 27, ***—How the OPA knows— 4u £u??.ess college, which owns buildin«. m which the local J*. located, has notified the OPA to move by March charter provisions an suggested revisions or replace ment of them. Within 60 days thereafter the voters would have an opportunity to accept or reject whatever rec-o^mendations the freeholders A citizens* committee with representatives from local trades and union groups, civic clubs and other organizations Tuesday night voted to urge support for the ordinance to be voted on March 19 approving election of a freeholder board. Selecting the name, Better Government committee, the group in discusion agreed that charter provisions as set up in 1912 here do not fit 1946, that some of them are handicapping the city definitely as it faces renewed growth and chance of progress in the next few years. An open meeting therefore is to be held Tuesday night, March 5 at the Aldridge hotel, for explanation of the ordinance proposal submitted for March 19 and Pow a board of freeholders would, if the move is approved by the voters, be elected in April and function as a city charter restudy body. Russell Smith is chairman of the committee, L. L. Leasure is vice chairman and Mrs. Lottie Braly is secretary. California Both Florida and grow alligator pears. dried?*®* become raisins when Still Unclear Stella Still Critical, VA Not Modifying Flans far Caro Of War-Caused Ailments w By JOHN B. OWEN WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—(ZP) —Confusing accounts today veiled the results of a • showdown meeting between National Commander John Stelle of the American Legion and "Gen. Omar Bradley. The two-hour closed door session in Bradley's office yesterday climaxed Stelle’s month-old charges of inefficient operation of the Veterans Administration under Bradley. After the meeting the public was given: A not-too-definite joint statement. A speech by Stelle. Bradley’s recording of the conference. (Nobody could understand it.) A set of administration answers sporter*! questions. What May Come To Pam The joint statement held forth i:nese possibilities important to t housands of veterans: I. Moving of long-term hospital ntients to outlying institutions to make more central hospital }eds available for emergencies. This conceivably might result in VA taking over more hospitals than now planned. .^•Granting of temporary disability ratings by doctors in the field to veterans holding discharges on which a disability is noted. this would be done pending final landling of disability claims. Didn t Say When # l    statement,    result of an hour’s careful preparation, n<*say when or whether these definitely would be taken. Officials were mum. Two hours I a t e r, however, Stelle was telling a legion group his version of other conference results—no contract hospitals for veterans except for emergencies; use of all available army and navy hospitals; more decentralization of the Veterans Administration, and help for states in supervising training of veterans on the job. Hearing of S t e ll e* a speech. Bradley s office hustled forth a steel wire recording of the full conference for benefit of reporters who had been barred from pi0 ^ss*on. onLBradley’s order. Played back, this sounded like little more than two men coughing down a rain barrel in a hail storm. (Enough words were distinguishable at the start to make clear that the legion delegation knew the recording was bein* I made.)    1 VA Outlines Its Side finally an annymous spokesman came up with these Veterans Administration answers to newsmen’s questions based on Stelle’s statements: There has been no modification ox the plan for contracting with private hospitals for veterans with war-caused ailments. It is an emergency measure. There is no change in the inten-«ver army and navy hospitals. “We have not as a result of this conference agreed to make more beds^available than we had plan- The states will get as much help as the law permits in supervising veterans training on the job. The decentralization plan has called right along for moving the rapidly as possible. » J jLwiiere the dispute stands today, 27 days after Stelle wrote an members of congress demand-mg an investigation of what he 2? ut a 'tragic breakdown” in the Veterans Administration under Bradley. * Russia Reported Landing More Two Groat, Rival I roops In Dairen, Port Arthur Indicate Intention ta Remoin in Manchuria Indefinitely; Reporter Finds Mukden Stripped of Factory Equipment SHANGHAI, Feb. 27.—(AP)—High Chinese military circles in Chinhsien reported today that Russia is landing additional thousands of troops in Dairen and Port Arthur, indicating an intention to remain in Manchuria indefinitely! This was not confirmed officially. From the Manchurian capital,*— --- Chungchun. a Russian Tass news agency dispatch quoted the Sov- let high command as saying all Russian troops would be gone from Manchuria at least no later than American troops withdrawn from China; probably before. Chinese Demonstrate Public dc monstrationsin China against continued Russian occupation of Manchuria mounted despite Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek s admonition to the nation not to be too concerned. In Nanking, more than yesterday. Here in Shanghai almost 20.000 students staged their third such demonstration in three days, parading past the Russian consulate building. Thousands also marched in Chungking, Cheng-tu and other cities. Baying Homes Chinese military men in Chinhsien who reported the Russian troop movements said they found nothing to indicate a Russian evacuation of Manchuria. To the contrary, they said, Russians are   10,000     _ demonstrators jammed the city’s (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) Filii Big Peacetime Measure For Farmers To House Floor Sec. Anderson Soys Appropriation Bill to Help Finance "en Industrial Revolution on tho Land," Forecasts Production Boost WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—(AP)—A billion dollar agriculture department appropriation bill to help finance “an industrial revolution on the land” went to the house floor today. Ideologies Mini Gel (ouimon Ground Floods for Simple Bult of Whet Is Right in Plain-Spoken Foreign Policy By JACK BELL WASHINGTON. Feb., 27. MA-naior. Vandenberg (R-Mich.) called today for a vigorously plain - spoken American foreign policy that will match Russia's firmness. Reporting to the senate on his work as a delegate to the United Nations meeting in London, the ( hairman of the republican sena-or conference told his colleagues •wk ♦ 2orld ioday 13 asking: • l. 1S ^ussia UP to now?** Without attempting to answer that question specifically. Vandenberg said in a prepared ad dress that upon the answ*er mar depend the future fate e* ~—»-» efforts to keep the peace (alls on U. 5. lo Load World Drive On War Training —House Republican Leader Jo-seph W. Martin Jr., called on the United States today to take the lead in a campaign to wipe out compulsory military service and to^ut down on weapons of war. The Massachusetts lawmaker j: **ged that United Nations machinery be used to attain the ob- iStoUTuJSii" SSf1to^oeicTn . Alt •""‘■“My    to    an international    „n    peaTet.mS SSfST1 r-Vl,lu“"n    the peacetime land. he commented. “From this revolution there is no turning ♦ First big peacetime farm measure, it carries funds for the fiscal year starting next July I for the department's many activities, including rural rehabilitation and rural electrification loans and for farm conservation payments. Along with the bill, scheduled to be debated early next week the appropriations commiUee made public testimony of Secretary of Agriculture. Clinton P. Anderson predicting steadily increasing farm production. No Taming Back Agriculture's experience during the war in the face of labor and machinery shortages. Anderson told the committee, foreshadows what can be done in peacetime. 'Phantom' German Arms Maker (aught Americons Unmask Armament Maker More Powerful Even, Than Krupp By RICHARD 0*REAGAN 0_FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. ^ A phantom German armament maker described by an America^ investigator, as the greatest single power behind the nazi war machine”—a behind the *°rcetfar    than Krupp—has been caught by Am-*r^n occupation authorities. whose fabulous $400,000,000 secret industrial em-pire previously was whispered by a few, was identified by auth irides as Friedrich Flick, 62, a steel and coal producer whose name was virtually unknown abroad or among millions of Germans. Full details of the dealings which made Flick one of the wealthiest men in nazi Germany still are under investigation by a treasury and war department de-cartelization team headed by Jos!f Marcun Jr., (166 E. 22nd) New York. “We consider Flick a greater than Krupp for he grew with the nazi regime and seized more personal economic power than Krupp ever held,” Marcun sa i j e a^ded that his team would recommend the indictment of Flick as a war criminal at the second war crimes trial. * - Read the Ada News Want Ads. international ban on conscription before congress votes on universal military training for this country. In testimony prepared for the opening of house military committee hearings on his proposal, - .artin said that in brief what he suggests is that ’’while we are now obliged to keep a six shooter in one hand, we extend the olive branch of peace with the other.” “The world will never be sure of peace until we have reduced armies and military establishments to a reasonable level.” he said. Taking note of President Truman s recent news conference comments that the proposal would not be practical, Martin asserted: “To those who say this proposal is impractical, I say you will not know how practical it is until you try it and the least it can do is to test the good faith of the world powers.” Pleading with the committee not to consider his proposal as “a republican suggestion,” Martin asked the members instead to t ink of it as “the one first step rn a series of steps which must be taken by the American people ii we are to achieve the peace.”  -—a—--- Cranberries were first called cranberries, because the fruit is borne on curved sticks resem-blind the neck of a crane. back.” . The actual amount involved in the bill is $1,102,549,017. consisting of $54 3,594,949 in direct appropriations, $111,545,068 in re-appropriations of unexpended *c?lLp^iously made available, $50,000,000 in transfers of existing funds, and $367,500,000 in loan authorizations. Below Budget Estimates 7,^°Le,raU lot3l while i5°- 715,623 below budget estimates, exceeds current year funds by $74,253,851.    y Loan authorizations approved by the committee subject to full “action include $67,500,000 for rural rehabilita-tion; $50,000,000 for farm-tenacy, of which one-half was earmarked for loans to veterans, and $250-000.000 for rural electrification.’ Largest single cash allotment was $300,000,000 for payments to farmers under the regular agricultural conservation program This total includes $42,500,000 in unspent balances from previous appropriations. JemfBreedtnof (Multo to Heel WEATHER OKLAHOMA—Fair, not much change in temperature tonight; Thursday partly cloudy and warmer; lowest tonight in 30’s. Jersey breeders county will meet of Pontotoc Thursday at Need Common Ground It would be entirely futile, the Micigan senator said, “to blink the fact that two great, rival ideologies—democracy in the west and communism in the east —here find themselves face to face w-ith the desperate need for mutual understanding in finding common ground upon which to strive for peace for both ” But he said the United States and Russia “can live together in reasonable harmony if the United States speaks as plainly upon all occasions as Russia does; if the United States just as vigorous!v sustains its own purposes and its ideals upon all occasions as Russia does: if we abandon the miserable fiction, often encouraged by our fellow travellers, that we somehow jeopardize the peace if XaTtr a 3S ?rm 85 always is: and if we assume a moral leadership which we have too frequently allowed to lapse** Need Of Patience Vandenberg added that “the SSS10?!.0?,11! for    and fion”    n0t for vac*lla* The United States, he said, can (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) (ops (barge Into Marching Pkkcb Defying Injunction PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27 —/>P| —-Mounted policemen charged Tin Vmk.s 800 m*>fhmg CIO pickets at a General Electric h    today and scattered th£m with swinging clubs. The pickets, acting in defiance of a county court-imposed injunc- «5uta£,n? mass Plckatin*. were split into two sections and herded away from the gates with foot hindemCn *ollowin* closely be- Some marchers were dragged from porches of homes where they sought refuge. Four of those yanked away clung to an American flag. a Jm ?3e£ began ,Portly after I nnJT* (E?T) several hours after 1,000 policemen were massed It6 atl;ikebound plant to enforce the injunction. By 9:30 a.m. two pickets re-^med About 1.000 p.ckeU £ semblcd at a nearby police station where six strikers were held for questioning. „,A,‘nday^ak’ only thr«« lines of IO pickets — spaced IO feet apart as ordered by the injunc- *‘,0" —,ylarchcd in front of the plant s three gates. But by 7:30 a m., the 800 gath- ered and paraded once past the plant. Police ordered them to disperse and they reassembled into a parade and marched away from the plant, waving flags. A continuous survey of vet-^rans j>roblems through review 130 in the off.ce of ^ H    r?ports    f£d Hailey, county agent    ’    *    k? , chapters, supplemented Th^wU. 5tog5\* Centra, I stSnTrLan,da.^.{°^ Dairy Show to be held in Ada May 13-14 and also will outline how the state herd is to be selected for exhibition in the National E!tery 31 Columbus» °hl°. .    .    is    conducted American Red Cross. by lh# Read the Ada News Want Ads. Ada Women Volunteer to Take Red Cross Drive Inta Homes With an organization prepared to take the appeal of the Red Cross 1946 Fund Campaign into every house of Ada’s residential districts, this phase of the an-mial drive appears “well-oiled.” The Red Cross volunteer residential workers will begin their house-to-house canvas Monday, March 4. All the volunteer workers for Hie residential sections meet Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Aldridge Hotel banquet room to receive supplies and instructions. They will hear Mrs. Glenna Threet, a representative of the American Red Cross. Mrs. Fred Oliver, chairman of the residential section workers, leads this part of Pontotoc county’s drive for Red Cross funds into the stretch. As in the past, every family is asked to contribute from the nome. despite the fact that the head of the family may contribute from his place of work or business. This year the residential workers ask that anyone who expects to be away from home during any part of the day, Monday, March 4, leave with a neighbor his Red Cross contribution. With that same neighbor the Red Cross (Continued on Page 2 Column 3) < TH* PESSIMIST By Brei* Alaska, lr, Married folks alius smile when they read in th* paper wher’ some young feller takes a bride’*—they know who did th’ takin*. If you know all th* answers you’re very young cr very ignorant ;