Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 22, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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4."rd Year—No. 82
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JULY 22, 1946
Changes To Council"Manager Form Of City Government Today
UVE CENTS THE COPT
Five-Man Council Now al Head Of Municipal Affairs
Supervisory Board Elected Recently, Will Operate Through City Manager
Aaa is now under the couneil-manager form of government.
At noon today the commission term under which the city government has been operating since 3912 passed out of existence, three city commissioners went out of their non-existent positions and a city council of five men took over.
Verdict of Ballots On T uesday Awaited
Citizens Invited to News Election Party to Get County
And State Returns Tuesday Night—Heavy County Vote Expected
were elected recently supervise setting up and operation of Ada municipal affairs under the council-manager form.
Hill Select Manager
They are: Ward I—H. J. Huddleston. Oklahoma State bank; t? arl ** ^r- Charles F. Spencer. East Central college faculty; Ward 3—joe Hensley, printer; Ward 4— V error Roberts, attorney; at large
M. ‘Red Walker, barber and operator of a barber supply business.
The city manager who is to be selected by them will, under the new city charter, be responsible to the council and will have au-tnority of all departments centered rn himself as top administrator.
The councilmen were given the rata of office by County Judge w. G Long.
_ Dr. Spencer Mayor
They elected Dr. Spencer mavor and H J Huddleston vice mayor. \ err.on Roberts was elected tem-porarv clerk and secretary.
The council then designated Ray Martin, late commissioner of finance, as city clerk and Luke B. Dodds, mayor until noon today, I as acting city manager. The max- j im urn time an acting manager can ! serve in that capacity is limited to 90 days,
The councilmen then started J
or king ovei a group of enabling i ordinances establishing the city < government under the revised I system, discussing each thorough-! IV a? to its content and wording. I
Generally fair for Tuesday is I the forecast for Oklahoma weather. but storm clouds are piling up on the horizon for many an office seeker and will, on Tuesday. sweep across the state to wash away in a deluge of votes the hopes of the losers.
Voters of Pontotoc county are invited to attend the customary Ada News elecion party on North Bi oadw av — and they’d better come earlier than on july 2, for the ballot list is much shorter and some precincts will be reporting in much earlier.
The News and Station KADA will cooperate to get county and state returns to interested citizens Tuesday night.
Vote Outlook Improving
Fast and furious campaigning of the last three weeks has built up an explosive tension whose release on Tuesday in the runoff primary is expected to send the total vote far above normal for the off-year election between presidential campaigns.
Candidates and their supporters are pushing every resource to the limit now.
And well they may, for the
polls is cities open Tuesday at 6 a. rn. and close at 7 p. rn., and rural precincts open at 7 and close at 6 p. rn.
Election Interest Divided
Election talk here whirls between the governors race of Dixie Gilmer and Roy J. Turiter, the congressional outcome between Cong. Lyle Boren and Glen D. Johnson and the sheriffs race between Cecil Smith and Sheriff Clvde Keiser.
The prospective heavy vote will have its effect on the state senate race of Virgil Medlock and Allen G. Nichols and on the Collins-Austell race for county commissioner—and makes it the more difficult to figure out probable results.
The Associated Press wire will be humming with reports Tuesday night as they are assembled from over the state and distributed to member papers-—The Ada News will have these streaming into the office and will announce
Ada Rodeo Tickets Go on Sale, Early Rush Hits Office
Sellers of tickets for the Ada Rodeo were given the rush act Monday morning when the office was opened shortly before 9:00 o clock. Earl E. McKendree, one of the managers of the show, says that early sales far exceed the expectations of the rodeo committee, but there was nothing like a sellout yet in sight.
The ticket office was not scheduled to open until 9 a. rn., but sales started several minutes before the scheduled time because of the large crowd that had gathered in front of the office at 123 South Broadway.
Enough seats for 12,000 people will be available to rodeo fans this year and almost half of them will*be bleacher seats.
Plenty of Reserved Seats
Reserved seats are located on the north, west and south sides of the arena. On the north are the concrete reserve seats and down in front will be the box seats.
Located on the west and south sides of the arena are the steel reserve seats that have been constructed this year to increase the seating capacity The
and growing tabulation totals as rapidly as they accumulate in The News office.
Target Subs Being Submerged In Bikini Lagoon for A-Test
College Seniors Info Final Week, Graduation Nears
East Central State college summer senior class Sunday night
neard an inspiring baccalaureate message from Rev. Douglas Mars, pastor of the First Presby-ran church of Okmulgee.
Thursday morning thev wil receive their degrees at graduation exercises in the college auditor-«-m. beginning at IO o’clock.
Rev. Macers, speaking on ‘ How to Get the Most Out of Life", used as his text the words of Jesus. “I arr. ^ come that ye might have life and have it more abundantly.”
He called attention to the increasing span of human life but warned that living does not con-s.st of in tensity, of crowding activity into every moment and day.
Living calls for learning to live on ah levels of existence, with appreciation and without criticism.
Tr.e ultimate in learning, however. he said. is that of ship t vee
Roff Is to Have Service Battery In New National Guard
Roff has a long. proud history of participation in the National Guard and the town in the early days of War II had a much higher percentage of young men in service than most others.
Now peace has leturned, the National Guard is being set up again and Roff will have a part in it.
them by loudspeaker along with * u * \Te* s!^el, seats are 16 row s
Pontotoc county precinct voting u ’ ,!?dlvldual seats are 22 in-p oilier voting ches wl(Je an(J 16 inches high
making them as comfortable the concrete seats.
Fans Picking Out Locations
The caretaker at the Fail grounds told McKendree that number of rodeo fans were out looking over the new'ly constructed seats Sunday afternoon. Some fans are going to prefer the new seats because they may be much cooler than the seats on the north side of the arena.
Reserve sections from “A” to “K” are on the north, L, M and N are on the west and sections O, P, Q and R are on the south. Between section N and O are the roping chutes and the bucking chutes are located just east of section R.
McKendree said that there wdll I be 600 box seats, 6,400 reserve i seats and 5,000 or more bleacher seats.
Given Little Chance Surviving Mighty Underwater Blast; Weather May Delay Test
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May Won't Appear
WASHINGTON, July — Rep. Andrew J. May announced today he will pear before the senates
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war in- j vestigating committee tomorrow in response to a subpoena, but in- : bleated a willingness to testify at \ a later date. * I
The pressure of congressional!
business. May said. prevents him from testifying tomorrow in the committees probe of w ar con-I tracts May is head of the house I f >nfcrees >n atomic energy con-j trol legislation, and they are; scheduled to meet tomorrow,
FIVE EISENHOWER BROTHERS VAC ATION
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A service battery will be developed at Roff for the 170th Field Artillery Battalion and Capt. Lowell Henry of Ada will command the unit.
Henry says that the battery needs 20 per cent of enlisted men
and 50 per cent of its officers_
about 25 men and one other officer-lined up by August I so that it can be activated.
He points out the higher pay a guardsman will receive under the new setup in which the National Guard has a more definitely established place in the national defense system, also that this is increased for those who already have armed service.
Those who are interested are asked to get in touch with Henry at the Pontiac agency in Ada or with Joe Robnett at Roff.
I he battery would have to do v. itll supplying ammunition, food, clothing, other equipment to other units of tile battalion.
( apt Henry s War II experience includes service as commanding officer of a service battery with the 171st F. A. Battalion from October I, 1944, until Dec. 21. 1945.
He had spent seven years in the pre-war National Guard, was out five years, went back in when it was called into service in 1941. He was in C Battery of the old 160th F. A , then in B, then in A battery, then
By ELTON FAY
ABOARD USS MT. McKIN-LE\ . July 22, — Preparations
for the underwater test of the atomic bomb will be completed tomorrow (Monday, U. S. time) when target submarines are submerged in Bikini lagoon and an electronics rehearsal is staged.
As preparations went ahead, Vice Adm. W. H. P. Blandy, atom test commander, observed that the bursting of the world’s fifth atomic bomb might be delayed at least a week because of adverse weather.
Blandy added, however, that meteorologists hoped a high pressure area would shove an intertropical front southward and bring clear weather to the area.
The test now is srheduled for Thursday morning. Bikini time (Wednesday afternoon, U. S time).
Six Sobs Being Place
Six submarines will be submerged tomorrow at a depth of 60 feet. Actual submerging operations began today but it will take until tomorrow to complete.
Two other submarines — the bomb-battered Skate and the Parche—will be anchored on the surface.
Sub commanders agreed that the submerged craft will stand little chance of surviving the terrific underwater blast, since they will be closest to the center of detonation.
Heavy hulled submarines, besides the Skate and Parche, are the Dentuda, Pilotfish and Apo-gon. Light hull craft include the Skipjack. Tuna and Searaven.
Not To Be Spectacular
Concrete blocks, anchored bv1 bridles fore and aft, will hold the submarines at the desired depth. The boats can be raised by pumping air into them.
The electronics rehearsal is routine.
Blandy warned again today that damage to ships in the forthcoming test will be “unspectacular ’ and not so impressive to the lay observer as were the battered and burning ships in the lagoon after the aerial explosion July I.
The air burst damaged ships’ superstructures while damage done in the second test will be under water.
Arrests, Mishaps Splatter Police Record Recently
Cart Backing Out From Curbs Involved in Three Of Five Traffic Accidents
Visil Horace Mann
^ Oklahoma - Fair I uesdUt> v* armer south Tuesday.
A good way to reduce the bounce and increase the safety of J >our tractor is to fill the tires I three-foul th* full of liquid.
Four visitors from Arkadelphia, Ark., were at Horace Mann Training School this morning They were Dr. H. B. Matthew, director of the training school of Henderson State Teachers col-_ . — Miss Amy
Jean Green, supervisor of social , studies; Mrs. Fleeta Russell, pri-uivision , mary supervisor, and B. V. Knise-wai expert- , ley, principal of Arkadelphia high “ ’ school.
The Arkadelphia^ discussed mutual problems with Horace Mann officials, inspected the plant here and visited some of the classes.
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He was with the 45th thiough its grueling elites in Sicily, Italy. France and mto^ Germany, returning to the U. S. about a month before the division came back.
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Eight arrests were made by the police department over the weekend. Two of those which were reported in jail Saturday were released, one of them after paying an $8.75 fine for drunkenness and the other being released to appear later. One man was picked up on a charge of possession and posted a $20 cash bond. Two others were arrested for drunk and disturbance. One posted a $15 appearance bond and the other a $20 bond.
Three arrests were marked uo Sunday, all for drunkenness. All three were fined $8.75 and released. The two AWOL soldiers who were arrested last week are still awaiting extradition.
Four accidents were reported to police officials between Thursday and Saturday and the police were involved in one to make a total of five in three days. The police car, a 1941 Chevrolet tudor driven bv J. H. Ramsey, was going west on Main at it’s intersection with Broadway, when a 1937 Dodge sedan, driven by Charlie Bemrose, turning from South Broadway on to Main, struck the prowl car on the left side. smashing in the door. Bem-rode agreed to pay damages.
Two accidents were reported for tile 18th. A 1941 Nash driven! by W. G Long, Jr., backed out from the curb and before he could pull away was struck bv a 1937 Chevrolet tudor driven by R. H. Brown of Morris, barking out from the curb. A 1934 Chevrolet pick-up, driven bv Raymond Hopper. 907 West Sixth, was going east on Main and slowed down to wait for a car going west so he could turn on to Cherry. When tile ear had passed he began to’ turn and int Lawrence Redfield, 801 North Mississippi, who was on a bicycle. Redfield had been too close behind the car for Hopper to see him.
Friday’s accident was a 1938 Chevrolet coupe, driven by Bryl H. Howard, 315 West Sixth, backing out from a curb at 530 East Main. A 1940 Buick sedan, driven by E. M. Hager. 610 West Ninth, was going east on Main and began to make a left turn on Turner when the two cars hit near the center of Main.
A 1941 International pick-up driven by D. F. Glover of Pittstown, was backing out Saturday when hit bv a 1939 Buick sedan, driven by H. R. Scott, 401 South Francis, who was going west on Main. Only minor damage resulted and no charges were filed.
In Jerusalem Kills Dozens
Bold Assassins Explode Bomb in Palatial King David Hotel in Center of City
JERUSALEM, July 22.—(/I*)
A Palestine police communique said at least 50 persons were believed killed in the palatial King David hotel, headquarters of the British army and secretariat of the Palestine government, when “terrorists” exploded a bomb there today.
Unofficial reports said about 60 were wounded by the blast which damaged the right wring of the hotel in which the secretariat w’as housed. Military headquarters wrere on the upper floors.
A cordon around the area prevented an approach to the scene.
The only American known to be injured was Richard Mowrer, New' York Post correspondent, w’ho w’as reported to have received a broken leg when hit by a falling stone as he was walking past the hotel.
Five “Stormed” Hotel
Five assassins were said by eyewitnesses to have planted the explosive after shooting at a British officer, storming the hotel grounds and herding its employes against the walls.
Fire erupted after the tremendous blast, which shook the center of modern Jerusalem at 12:30 p.m.
A strict curfew w as clamped on and traffic and pedestrians disappeared from the center of Jerusalem and other Jewish parts of the capital.
The King David hotel was one of the largest in the eastern Mediterranean countries. Army headquarters were on the upper floor and it was from there that the British recently directed the arrest of Jewish agency leaders in Palestine, ordered the search of many Jew ish settlements and the seizure of large quantities of hidden arms and ammunition. Army officials said the arrests and searches were aimed at Jewish terrorists.
Maj. Gen. Sir Evelyn Barker, British commander in Jerusalem, was reported to have hurried to the hotel soon after the attack.
Most of Casualties Soldiers
The secretariat was located in one end of the hotel. Sir John Shaw, chief secretary, escaped without injury. Most of the casualties were soldiers. Part of the hotel was damaged badly. Ambulances and taxis were pressed into .service to remove the injured.
Eye witnesses said the attack party consisted of about five men. They shot at the British officer at the hotel gate, w hich they stormed and passed. Hall porters and other employes were forced to the walls.
After placing explosives outside the right w ing of the building, the terrorists rushed away and apparently escaped.
Immediately after the explosion, the panicked people inside who were not injured started rushing the exits.
Revolutionists Hang Bolivian President
Set Up New ■ I Government
The First 'Red Feath
Bloody Uprising Overthrows 'Strong Arm' Set Up; Villaroel Had Planned To Flee
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New P. H. Probe May Investigate Wyman
Senoia Committee to Reopen Inquiry Into Pre-War Delays in Fortifying Pearl Harbor; Rep. May Blocked Earlier Probe
Conference Yet To Gel Together On Their Differences
By FRANCIS M. LE MAY
WASHINGTON, July 22.—(ZP) —OPA drafted a report to President Truman today on “economic consequences” of the much-compromised price control bill.
The report presumably is intended as a sign-or-veto guide to the chief executive. However, one official in a position to know-said Mr. Truman already has indicated a decision to approve the measure, “reluctantly.”
One of the biggest headaches for the administration is the likelihood of at least another four-week holiday from price ceilings on meats, dairy products, grains, cottonseed and soybeans and their food and feed products.
Big Job For Board Final determination whether these items shall be brought back under control August 20 is left to a three-man board with power to overrule OPA on both de-control and re-control decisions.
I his board also will decide whether ceilings shall be re-imposed on poultry, eggs, food and feed products made from them, tobacco and its products and petroleum and its products.
Paul Porter, OPA administrator, told newsmen "we are now working on an analysis of the bill s economic consequences for submission to President Truman.” Porter wmuld not say whether he would recommend another veto.
“Best We tan Do” Chairman Spence (D-Kv) of the house banking committee, leader in the administration’s battle for a strong OPA. commented: “I don t think it is a very effective bill, but it is the best we can do.
I believe the president will sign it as the last recourse.”
The house - senate conference committee which finally agreed on the compromise Saturday night after a five-day deadlock set another meeting for today to resolve differences of opinion on just what had been done.
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON. July 22, (AP) A new but Pearl Harbor investigation hove into view today.
The senate war investigating committee taking its cue nom the voluminous report assessing responsibility for the Dec. 7, 1941, military' debacle—decided to reopen its own inquiry into pre-war delays in fortifying the Pacific bastion.
Pair of Sizeable (hecks 'Bounce'
Couple of $200 Checks Prove Bogus, Giver Got Cosh and Merchandise
Police officials reported Monday at noon that two bogus checks were passed in Ada Saturday. Rhynes Second Hand Store was the first establishment to report the passing of a bad check. The Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company brought the second check to police headquarters about 9:30 Monday morning. Both checks were alike.
The checks were made out to Robert Jackson Stinson and signed by Luther P. Stinson but police officials reported that all of the writing was the same. The man who cashed the phony checks, was reported to be about 19 years of age and was said to be wearing whaki shirt and pants. Each check was for $200 but the full amount of cash was not given
Brewster (R-Me) said a similar effort two years ago was bloc ked by refusal of tho house military committee headed by Rep. May (D-Kv) to release a key witness to the senate group.
Brewster is a member of both the senate-house committee w hich delved into the blame behind Pearl Harbor and of th** senate’s special war investigating committee, now engrossed in an attempt to summon May for testimony concerning his relations with a midwestern munitions combine.
Army Engineer Key Figure Central figure in lh** projected new- inquiry is Col. Theodore Wyman. Jr., army district engineer in the Hawaiian department w hen the Japanese struc k Pearl Harbor. Five months later Wv man was assigned to the Carmi Oil project in Canada That was an undertaking which th** senate committee, then headed in President Truman as a senator, dc I dared in a Dec. 23. 1943, report never should have been started.
Referring specifically to ’the Wyman matter,” the Pearl Harbor committee in its final icport Saturday called for appropriate senate or house committees to make a separate inquiry into de-1
I LA PAZ, Bolivia, Jt --Student and labor : tats took over the govt Bolivia today after as Prescient Qual ber to who was thrown bodily j presidential lamppost paraded lifeless and nal the streets on an army After th** macabre par this hight* t capital in th** the slain president’s bo iv was hanged from a lamppost I fore the palace. Th** four da vs bloody street fighting in m*h: 2.000 persons were rep rv i kl cd or wounded en ied Sund with victory for the rebels Ma *>f the president's close c >iiab< i tors died w ith him Nestor Guillen, d* m cf the s I perior court, assumed office acting president hut vowed to r Imquish the office w hen T >rr, Mon ie. court pi es ii enough to fake his called the regime *
I government to call then turn over power to a eminent rh.* rn Ky *jir ., .
Promise I iv ll Uberties Th** revolutionary leader* mised that suppressed civil I ties would be mediately.
The rebels reported fh; tinily burned bodies of o prisoner< of th** Villarroel had been found in arnut boxes at police headq This, thev said, was cvid* tile sev erity of pr* . s > .s rtn to repress the revolution Survivors of the final on the president s pal ice st la r roe I was found wounded chest They said he fir
tended he vvas a # leftist whom he resembled si They Quoted him storming rebels “I am Alfred*
(lea ier of th** re VO 1st party ) Don’t k Throw Down These informant roel tha n tried to but u as shot befo The pr* aleut th from the balcony the street below'.
The interim g< cd members of tr met which had been than a day, in a last des pc i fort to queel the revolt, ' render and be ju iged leg.
But the cabinet memfew the most part still were a at dav break < )r>* of th* fives was listed i States blue book nazi.
Street fighting, proximately 2,000 reported killed or wounded, a ed after the revoluti ed through La Paz tered, semi-nude bo iv of t president draped over an a: tank.
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Brewster said Chairman Mead (D-N\ ) readily agreed to have the war investigating committee pick up the thread of its inquiry which tilt* Main** senator said was “stymied” before what he termed tile * uncooperative attitude of the May committee.
Sale's Traffic Fatalities lo 2(5
Three Lives Lost During Weekend on itote Roods
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the check received between $80 and $90 cash, buying merchandise with the rest. He was to pick up the goods he purchased Monday morning about 11:30. At Oklahoma Tire and Supply, the carrier of the bogus check purchased close to $120 worth of material and received about $80 in cash. He left the goods to bt' pick ed up.
Police art now conducting a search fur the check giver and hope to apprehend him soon.
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Rose Petals Got Lad Pair of Perch
HANCOCK, N IL. July 22 (ZP) -Martin Smit is univ six years old, but listen to his fish story.
Martin, unaware of shortages, has trouble finding bait. He couldn’t find any worms and his request to his mother for some bread dough was turned down.
Young Martin did not give up. however, but fastened two rose petals on his hook.
Almost instantly, he hooked a peicli. And. using the same bait, caught a second one. The fish w**re about seven inches long.
That's Martin’s story, and his family backs it up.
It is a good safety measure to immediately mop up all spilled grease or water.
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Traffic fatalities for Oklahoma rose to 265 over th*' weekend a three persons died as th** result of injuries received in accidents on state roads.
A 17-year-old McAlester, Okla . high school student died Sunda> He was injured Friday rn a truck-motorcycle collision in Robbers* Cave park 'Iii** colli sion jammed th** handlebar of th** youth s motorcycle through his chest.
Waiter Russell Cox. 30. Pryor, and Charles Wayne Day. 20, Ino la, were killed in a two car collision near Chouteau. Saturday night.
The deaths brought to 23 the total traffic fatalities in Oklahoma during July, 13 of v^ich curred in the past week.
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