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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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Steel Strike Begins Quietly
Picket Lines Are Set Up
Greatest Strike in U. S. History Has 750,000 Steelworkers Away from Jobs
By JAMES MARLOW
PITTSBURGH. Jan., 21, <JP»— The strike of 750,000 CIO Steelworkers for higher pay — the greatest strike in American history and one of the most farreaching—started today in grim quietness.
The strike blanketed the nation. About 1,300 plants, ranging from the mills which make the steel to -the shops which turn it into useful things like railroad rails or can-openers, shut down in 30 states.
In Pennsylvania, which produces one-third of the nation’s steel, the strikers in snowy darkness and freezing cold set’in motion around the shut-down plants the long, slow march of their picket lines. Picket lines were set up elsewhere across the country.
No one here would guess how many days, or weeks or months that march of the pickets—to keep out of the plants anyone who might seek to take their’jobs —would continue.
It was a showdown fight between the steelworkers and the steelmakers. This country’s hopes for a prosperous reconversion were involved critically because so much of American manufacturing uses steel and steel supplies are very small. A long-drawn out strike could break the back of reconversion.
I he steel industry—according to a steel industry authority who should know—will lose through the strike about $10,0Q0,000 a day in gross revenue it would have received on its steel sales if there had been no strike.
The industry's average daily wage has been computed at $8.69. At tnat rate. 750,000 workers will lose $6.514,500 each day they remain idle.
Picketing Starts Quietly
The picketing started quietly. The strikers have had plenty of. time to get ready for this day ‘
U. S. Budget for 1946-47
Truman Adds To Program
Wonts Earlier Recommendations Carried Out, Five More Measures Rut Into Law
Asks Entire Domestic Program To Boost Output of Low Cost Goods by Higher Paid Workers
W^SHiNGTONL J; “VlV-'Rpi_'KoOO^ywMat^'' *° [which, with the hacking of pub.
President Truman asked congress He added, however, that he can
a sweeping recommend no further tax rut*
_______ . Program he said will promote at this time. Iuliner lax cuts
today to act on a*YevTsVdAtopic ■ Sood^hv ^ a l0We£ C0St In the “state of the union’’
legislative program, all of which j * i* *^L^ juW?rJferS* Portion of his message. Mr. Tru-
he had recommended on various of disunity” whirh ‘-ti kJifS "Jan tcrmed establishment of a dates since last September. nine to begin- -fair wage structure’* the “most
In addition, he recommended m"*t ILvJn" " x x x seri°us difficulty’* in the path of
1—Extension'of The*fprice con- . * “word document a"d ■ •**-
V°' a!:J for one yi-ar from next lawmaking °and e bu dc! t'n re com1' T*'e ab.'litv of ,abor and man-
June 30. i«*v<maiung ana budget recom- agement to work together and
2—Extension of the second war Jinxed ‘exDressiona *of ®.x<!?utive |[je waKe and price policies which powers act, including priority ovcr businpM j^ 4„K ,hcv. develop, are social and eco- ns good mar-
and inventory controls hrv„.,ri ’%er D.V.Nin.DSS and job potential!- nomic i-sues of first imn-rtnnp« « means more
WASHINGTON, Jan. I‘oda* ‘° *et behlnd
OOO. I IOO a year later. ijc opinion, will assist"Tabor Kand
management to resolve their disagreements in a peaceful manner and reduce the number and duration of strikes.’*
Mr. Truman said most Industries and most companies “have adequate leeway within which to grant substantial wage increases.
Good Wages General Benefit
Elaborating on his higher wag#
June 30, presumably another six months.
. Continuation of food subsidies beyond June 30 with the
earnings against inflation and concern over “major strikes.’*
He said labor and management SSPwlSS! wa,R* '"crfaM» ust establish “hrHor h,,™™ ™ Rood business for business
In his budget. Mr. Truman peg- lationships/’^anlT*—? apnarlntfv ? Jause assure a large market
These two charts give a summary of estimated Federal Budget for fiscal
years 1946-47. — (NEA
Military, Post-War Costs Are
Three-Fourths of President's Budget Submitted to Congress
Truman Assures That for First Tima in 17 Years No Increase in National Debt Has to Ba Provided For
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—(AP)—President Truman pre* sented a $35,860,000,000 federal budget to congress today with his assurance that for the first time in 17 years no increase-in the national debt will take place.
Military expenditures and the aftermath of war account for almost three fourths of the budget total.
# The presjdent estimated that
Tillman (alls For r,Ue ^
Continuation Of Food Subsidies
Their wafe negotiations withThe B*v OVID A* MARTIN
steel industry had gone on for WASHINGTON, Jan., 21, </P>— months and finally broke down President Truman called on con-* r?y* • Pes&iXe the intercession gross today to retain food sub-Oi President Truman, who sug-1 sidles as one means of combat-gested a compromise. The union ting inflation and a possible eight Truman’s proposal per cent jump in the cost of liv-
for a wage increase of 18 1/2 cents an hour. The U. S. Steel Corporation, the giant which is the guiding star for most of the industry, rejected this figure and said it could not giant an increase of more than 15 cents an hour. The union, which at Mr. Trumans request had postponed its scheduled walkout for one week from January 14, then said the strike must begin.
ing index for food.
This request, made iii the chief
513,000,000 toward meeting the bill for the fiscal year beginning July I, thus leaving a defecit of $4,347,000,000.
The defecit, however, will be taken cajre of, he said, “by a reduction in the very substantial balance which will be in the treasury during the next fiscal year.” in fact the debt itself will be pared from its present $278,000,000,000 to $271,000,000.-000 18 months hence.
Mr. Truman, however, called for taxes to be held at present levels.
Comparing the new 1947 budget with the current one, the
executive’s state of the union and! chief executive said that with budget message, represents an Tar4uP€,ld,il5^utback8 the total about-face by the administration °Fi ? J946 J,scal year now is on subsidies. It had planned to estimated at $67,200,000,000. Reend most of them by their June SJP1? a*’e plac*d at. *38.600.000,-
30 expiration date.
Started early in the war to keep food prices stable, the subsidies have been costing the government about $1,750,000,000 a year.
Mr. Truman said that unless
the subsidies are continued “it ____ „
would become extremely difficult 000.000 for UNRRA
for us to control the forces of in
More specifically, he estimated that withdrawal of the subsidies would force increases of from three to five cents a pound in average prices of meat; at least 12 cents a pound for butter, in addition to a five cent increase allowed last fall; one to two cents a quart for milk; one cent for a loaf of bread, more than * cent a pound for sugar, and eight cents a pound for cheese, in addition to a scheduled increase of
Hayes Fifth Grade Firs! School Group To Fill Yardstick
Jaycees Planning Additional Fund-Raising Functions Before Drive Ends
Mrs. Dovie Moore’s fifth grade at Hayes school is the first group of school children to fill a yardstick in the March of Dimes four cents on February I. campaign. Other grouper of The president also asked the school chlIdeo are gradually fill-; lawmakers for appropriations mg their yard stickes. but have which, together with funds al-not turned in filled ones yet. j ready available, would permit the The yardstick turned in by the agriculture department to spend Hayes group was worth $20.40, about $3,435,500,000 for subsidies, ire same amount that any yard- farm programs, research and for suck will be worth when it is; foreign relief operations during miea. , the fiscal year beginning July
One down town store has fill- I* el a yardstick on both sides and The department’s expenditures started putting dimes on top for similar activities during the OI dimes. The exact number of current fiscal year were estimat-dimes collected on that one vard- cd at $2,992,000,000.
stick will not be known until it «... ZZ-—*— -
is turned in. TWO OKLAHOMA OIL
A Junior Chamber of Commer- FIELD WORKERS KILLED
ce March of Dimes booth has been FORT mvfpc trio t ai opened and will be kept open < ?S* F1?;vJ?n’ 21’
F p 1 ^—Two Oklahoma oil field workers were killed when a boiler used in drilling operations at the
OOO, leaving a defecit of $28,600. 000.000.
Salient features of the 1947 budget:
I. National defense, occupation and war liquidation will cost $15,000,000,000. including $1,200,-
the drive ends January 31.
The Jaycees, the sponsoring
organization of the drive in Pnn- ic* j *----------— - —
totoc county, are planning other I SHr?r),land ol1 fleld exploded last
functions that will net some ad-; lght*
ditional money to be added to the amount raised by dime colections.
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Oklahoma—Partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight except mostly cloudy in extreme south; slightly colder southeast and extreme east; lowest temperatures tonight in middle 20 s; somewhat warmer Tuesday.
J. S. McKinstry, chief of operations, said the men were Clyde Crosby and Red Ferren.
McKinstry said he did not know the home tow*ns of the two men but that they were employed by the Loffland Brothers Drilling company of Tulsa, holder of a drilling contract in the field.
WAYNOKA VOTES ON BONDS
WAYNOKA, OKLA., Jan., 21, CA’) —Citizens of Waynoka will vote tomorrow in a special election on an estimated 85,000 bond issue for improvements to the municipally owned electric power plant and lines.
2* Veterans’ pensions and benefits are set down for $4,208,000,-000.
3. $5,000,000,000 is earmarked for servicing the war-swollen national debt.
4. Provision is made for continued work in the field of atomic energy, but this is a secret item and the funds involved were not disclosed.
5. International financial programs will require $2,754,000,000. These include the Bretton Woods agreements, export-import bank operations and expenditures aris-
from the proposed loan of $3,750,000,000 to Britain.
6. General government running expenses are estimated at $1,-565,000,000 exclusive of army and navy, agricultural aids, public works and social security payments.
7 More than $2,000,000,000 is included for aids to agriculture and for the commodity credit corporation, largely for price stabilization and price support resulting from the war food and production program.
Mr. Truman said his budget estimates “are based on the assumption of generally favorable business conditions blit not on an income reflecting full employment and high productivity that we hope to achieve. In future years the present tax system, in conjunction with a full employ-mei?i leve* °* national income, could be expected to yield more than $30,000,000,000, which is substantially above the anticipated peacetime level of expenditures.”
In one reference to future budgets, he observed “They can hardly be expected to be reduced to less than $25,000,000,000.**
Includes Proposed Legislation
The budget message was unique in one respect. For the first time it included not only the customary estimates based on ex-
Rooms Are Needed NOW
Veterans Eagar to Attend East Control lf Living Quarters Can Be Found
East Central State college was hit hard by the war with both instructors and students going to war and now that both instructors and students have returned to their respective places at the college they are finding it difficult to obtain living quarters.
The bulk of the students at the college are returning servicemen and are going to school under the G. I. bill of rights. The veterans are enrolling and hoping that they can find a place to live while attending college.
College authorities reoort that every dormitory room has been reserved and still there are not enough rooms to go around.
Before the war, students found it a task to find living quarters, but now that task has increased until it is a full time job.
Many Here First Time
Many students are coming to Ada for the first time to enter college and are having to spend almost every day looking for a place to live.
Dr. A. Linscheid, president of the college, and Mayor Guy Thrash have appealed to Ada citizens to open their homes to East Central students. The room or apartment does not have to be anything fancy, just so it is clean.
One veteran brought his family to Ada two weeks ago and
avert the nationwide
ca strike— declared•
only $4,347,000,000 above antici-
Can Trim National Debt
And. by drawing on the treasury's cash balance, he said the national debt actually can be reduced for the first time in 17 years—from an
4—Legislation creating a permanent housing agency.
5—Extension of the selective service act beyond the present expiration date of May 16. “in case the campaign for volunteers does not produce” the needed number. The president called for action on this before April.
Here are the 21 measures Mr.
Truman listed by numbers:
I—A law to give fact-finding boards greater powers in labor disputes.
?°-*alled “full employment bill such as that passed by senate.
J S u p plementing unemployment insurance benefits.
4—A permanent fair employment practice committee.
for their products: substantial
wage increases are good business for labor because they increase
No government "iiolir-v can !?bo,r-' tnndard of l,vin«: sub-
make men understand raeh other. !['creas''s .are
agree, and get along unless they SST *---
conduct themselves in a way to
foster mutual respect and Rood # ■ .i ... will. friendly citizenry enjoying the
The government can. how- I b<,nrflts of democracy under our
business for the country as a Ie because capacity production means an active, healthy.
in expected $275.-, ever, help to develop machinery i (Continued on Page 2 Column 3)
Oklahoma Livestock; Germans Are Producers Shipping I Glad to Vote
About as Usual
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 21 — ol*)—Livestock producers of Oklahoma are shipping about as usual, at higher prices despite a packinghouse strike here and
First Free Election in 13 Years Brings Out 83 Per cent of Qualified Voters
Government Nearer Seizing of Heal Parking Industry
CHICAGO. Jan., 21, —A
possibility of imminent govern-FRANKFURT, Germany. Jan TI1 s?lzur^ confronted the
21.—Ui—Final returns of the ,V.‘.ke * bound m.eat industry to-
______ _ since
Hitler seized power showed today that 83 per cent qL the qualified
voters exercised Their franchise yesterday in balloting in which the moderately leftist social dem-
5—Raising the statutory min- ? of feed, leaders said first free German elections — dav*
imum wage from 40 to 65 cents todav„ „ .. ----- ^uon-s
an hour now. to 70 cents after r • Martinet!*, editor of the one year, and to 75 cents after News* estimated that
two years. ‘about three-fourths” of the
6—A scientific research acenev ! buyers here ar* active, with a _____________
7—A health and prc-paid med-i lns/!5fcnt dcmand than nor- ocrats set the pace leal care program ^ |° ^,1- It had been 13 years since the
k—Universal military training.1 Un,y Armour and Co., here is Germaas last voted freely.
9—Increased federal salaries closed by the strike. Wilson and The social democrats with a
10—Presidential succession leg- • and a number of local mde- mildly socialistic platform carination. pendents are all in need of live- nered 146.508 votes of a total
Arm(ul c I v. Said J'f* Lucas° ,,f the 376.794 cast in 1.200 communi-
Armed Services Merger Oklahoma Livestock Marketing ties in greater Hesse which elect-
scrVi7oVnifiCa,i°n °f thC armcd ^'Independent market, he 12-A law to cover domestic dn^'^’smaU ^K^kmg"^';^ °°° °‘hfr sma11 communes in
°,f <.nn *v- 'vh,‘ch si'll usually retail mar-
of federal con- i kets, and thus do not come under wholesale ceiling regulations and
13—Retention trol over the U. S. employment 19471Ce *eas* u°til June 30,
14—1 n creased unemployment
allowances for veterans.
15 Social security coverage for veterans for their term of military service.
16 Extension of crop insurance.
17 Authority to sell surplus moi chant ships^ and to charter vessels both here and abroad
some pay no attention to regulations. Martineau said prices paid here last week wore so high that Wilson had been practically forced out of the market "because they were above compliance.”
An estimated 3.500 cattle and calves came in here over the week-end for Monday's market compared with 2.000 a year ago. Livestock observers said the
the American next Sunday.
The christian democratic party, which ranks about center, ran second to the social democrats with 99.591 votes.
C ommunists on the extreme
left and liberal democrats on the _ ___
extreme right ran far behind in ; supplies requires immediate dras-the trachtioallv agricultural area tic action, said this official.
As a fact - finding board appointed by President Truman prepored to open public hearings tomorrow in the six-day old walkout, high administrative quarters in Washington said that major packing plants might bo seized in a day or two.
One influential government official, who declined use of his name, said the question of seizure would be discussed in Washington today by high administrative leaders.
He saw little hope of avoiding such action, he told a reporter.
Mr. Truman would hove tho final word in any decision to use the seizure weapon, this source said, adding that the president opposed seizures in labor disputes except as a last resort.
The emergency presented by the nation s fast dwindling meat
where the elections were held. The communists polled 16,608 and the liberal democrats 5,662 Independent candidates won 92.383 votes, substantiating predictions by German
that these local elections would not be very significant of German political trend.
19—Federal airport legislation.
20—-Repeal of the Johnson act barring Drivate loans to nations
^2°^® *OIi an, aPartment J d^bts^to^lJ0^ ** * F " °! ^ " ar *
while living in a local hotel. He spent an entire day looking for a place to live while attending school and after two weeks of searching found a two-room a-partment and moved into it.
There are numerous other situations that could be cited, but the main object now' is finding places for the veterans and other students to live while attending college.
W. A. (Gus) Delaney, Jr.. appealed to Chamber of Commerce members to rent vacant rooms to students now because the second semester is starting and the enrollment at the college is larger bas- ^een *n several years.
There might be a few rooms in local hotels, but veterans cannot afford to live in a hotel on $90 per month income.
21—Development of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
Lease Prices Rise
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 21.— plicts in northwestern Stephens county were step-ped up to a new* high today by
in history as far as is concerned, but it had been made bearable by one of the mildest winters in years.** Not only is there a shortage of protein, but the autumn drouth ij back wheat pastures,
and farmers have used up their emergency hay. fodder, and other roughage far earlier than usual.
Counciiiation attempts here to end the walkout of 263,000 CIO and AFL workers in the industry were deadlocked on the wage issue.
A member of the fact-finding board, E. E. Witte, expressed hope of a settlement within two weeks.
said manv contests were decided on Dersonalities rather than on Dolitical partisanship, iust as are local elections in the United States.
_,, The voting w*as under supervis-
Approve Atom Commission I !on German authorities and no LONDON. Jan. 21.—<.!*>—Crea- I instance of trouble was reported.
tion of a special commission to * —4*-
devise controls for atomic energy
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Tile military government, meat in the country’s market* which supervised the tabulation. \ might become even worse if 50-
OOO members of the unaffiliated national brotherhood of packinghouse w orkers, not now on strike. join the W'alkout.
waV^'approved ‘ThlTpS j MaUlfe 8611091
presidencyAfter Crisis in Cabinet
of the u nit tit .riTr ’iiHIT V"‘ United Nations assembly today,
state schc.l land commission tile! “ r " 30~^inute discussion.
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Handless Vet Weds WAC Corporal
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Stillwater Scouts Still Ship Paper
STILLWATER, Okla., Jan. 21, <£»>—Stillwater boy scouts loaded out their 21st c^r of scrap paper over the w*eek end.
As the scouts entered their fifth year of conducting scrap paper drives they looked at a new* total of 850.000 pounds collected in Stillwater.
S. R. Westbrook, boy scout executive, said the Cimarron valley district, of w'hich Stillwater is a part, holds the record for collecting scrap paper in the ninth region, which includes Oklahoma. Texas and New Mexico.
With shipment of the 21st car from Stillwater, the district’s total stood at 50 cars. There are 47 towns in the district.
Scout officials said they were planning another drive within a few months.
Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ads.
By JAMES M. LONG
PARIS. Jan. 21. — - The
Communist party launched a drive today to name a Communist as the successor to Gen. Charles De Gaulle, who resigned the provisional presidency of
(ar Tag PeoaNy Goes on Fob. I
A penalty of IO cents per day
will be added to the price of all automobile and truck license plates not purchased before January 31, according to A. IC. rho rn ton, tag agent.
Licenses not purchased before trie dead 11 ne will increase in pi ice at a rate of IO cents per day for 30 days, after which time the price doubles.
The local tag agent is urging everyone who has not already purchased his license to go to tho
France last night follow*mg a cab- office before the penalty start*.
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Pfc. Robert LangstaU, 32 of Anderson, Indiana, slips wedding ring
the aidofmp h i C,°lP' ?Uthu^Spalding, Colombus, Iowa with I me£ham4cal hooks which replace the hands he lost bv
De Gaulle stepped dow*n from the presidency with an an- * nouncement that he considered I he had completed the task of “leading the country toward liberation, victory and sovereign- ! ty.”
In a letter of resignation ad- I dressed to Felix Goum, president of the constituent assembly, he
"If I agreed to remain at this government post after Nov. 13, 1945. it was to respond to the unanimity with which the national constituent assembly ad-1 dressed itself to me to take care ! of a necessary transition. Today j that transition has been effect- I cd. Besides, France, after great j trials, no longer is in an alarming situation . . .**
Party leaders met in a special conference and were expected to call the as embly into session cither later today or tomorrow.
De Gaulle cancelled a radio talk to the nation that he had scheduled for tonight, and reportedly left Pari3, presumably for seclusion in the country while he waited for the constituent assembly to act on hi* resignation.
many folks have th* that th’ only thing t* do, when the’r spirits 're low, is t’ call th’ bootlegger.
Why hesitate t’ tell your age—you generally show it.