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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 23, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma The    Pma"S“J"    °n<l    I*    *    f°'    ™*»-    i»    i»    «>    th.    "for    cr    o3ai„,r    in    ,h.    boll.,    boort,,.    .nj    tomorrow    it    will    bo    ’rn    or    out"    to,    mony    condidotos Aerage .Net June Paid Circulation 8310 Member \udn Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd Year—No. S3 UVE CENTS THE COPY -----• _----ADA, OKLAHOMA. TUESDAY. JULY 23, 1946   UVE CENTS THE COPY COUNTY VOTING GETS OFF TO BIG START First City Council Meet Establishes New Municipal Basis Enabling Ordances Passed, Luke B. Dodds Named Acting City Manager, Lively Discussions Precede Decisions On Some Points as Ada Changes to Council-Manager Form The first Diet ting of the city council was much hotter Mon ti av af lei noon than the weather, but in the long run most of the points under discussion were settled. Starting at 12 noon, the meeting continued without a until 4:45 p. m.. at which time councilmen decided to have another meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. rn. I ne former mayor, Luke B. Dodds, was appointed to the position of city manager on a temporary basis, which, ac-c >rdmg to officials of the council, will permit him to serve in that capacity not more than 90 days. ——    #    Spencer    Selected    Mayor Cl •    f m    Ona    motion    by    Councilman    H salaries Set For Workers Just a Timely Reminder Departments Salary Scales For City at Established, Decided On Present On a J Huddleston, Councilman C. F. Spencer was named acting chairman and was later elected by ac-elamnation as mayor of the new city form of government, which replaces the three-commissioner type. Huddleston was elected vicemayor and Ray Martin, who has been serving as commissioner of finance, was elected city clerk. Fourteen enabling ordinances were introduced and passed by ' A . c K ■' employees the councilmen vi ought about one of the most I form of lengthy discussions Monday that has taken place in city government m years and apparently was ? guide stick as to how all city, The emergency clause in each matters Will be handled in thetof the ordinances stated that “an future    [emergency is hereby declared to Foliow-ng is a list of positions J exist because of the change in > Outcome of Sheriff, Governor Races Vie for Top Interest In Climax of Stirring Campaigns Adm'Cft' u'f* ?f ,he Secrc,ary nf Stale, and Mrs. Chester Nimita. v ife of Fleet rn. mitz, can peaches at a Washington. IX C , community center as a timely reminder of Home Canning Week. Tie ordinance fixing the sal- giving the new government the right to operate. Carry Emergency Clause salaries to be paid at £no me present: City manager $300, city treasurer $200. assistant to the city treasurer $150, chief clerk of the water office $165. two clerks of Ire v a ter office $l5u each. Chief of police $200, assistant chief cf police $175, three desk sergeants S150 each, six men until two are transferred to in-s ervice training. thereafter four $150 each, one patrolman $100 and six patrolmen, in-service training S100 each. Fire Department Chief of the fire department $1 Kb assistant chief of the fire department SI55. eight firemen $150 each, one fireman $170. Supe: intendent of streets $200, seven employees SI50 each. Superintendent of the water department, SITS per month un-* i Aug I. 1046. and thereafter $2 >j A plumbing inspector $175, eight water department employees $3 50. Superintendent of cemeteries SISO. Superintendent of parks $4 per month until Aug. I, 1946, and thereafter SISO as the job v ill become a full-time job instead of a part time job as it was under the old form of eminent Park Attendants the city charter. In the judgment of the council, the public peace, health or safety demands the passage of this ordinance as an emergency ordinance.” r The first ordinance, which is Ko. 771. file No. 1-1, provides that a separability clause for ordinances to determine the effect of the patrol-1 holding of a part of an ordinance invalid by a court or competent jurisdiction and declaring an emergency. The ordinance was introduced by Huddleston. Spencer introduced the second ordinance file No. 1-2 providing that when the masculine gender is used in the ordinances of the city, it shall also mean the feminine unless the masculine alone is clearly indicated. On passage it becomes ordinance No. 772. The time of regular meetings of the council and the place was each meeting was file Nor 1-3 and become ordinance No. 773. Departments Established An ordinance creating a police department, a fire department, a Solons May Today Restore OP A's Life Showdown Vote* Urged That Would Revive Price Controls at. Midnight Tonight By FRANCIS M. LE MAY WASHINGTON, July 23.—(AP)—The house today approved the new compromise OPA revival bill. The action sent the measure, worked out in a senate-house conference committee, to the senate for action there. The plan was to obtain senate action later this afternoon so that the measure, if finally approved, might go to the White House by night fall. The house earlier decisively rejected a move to strip all price controls from the compromise bill, which would have left the measure as a simple authority over rents. The plan was defeated first on a standing vote of 159 to 120. and then rejected on a formal roll call 220 to 135. ——---# Search Debris For 50 Missing Jews, Arobs Join British In Resentment, Horror At Terror Bombing In Jerusalem Voting Runs From Light to Average In Much of State By The Associated Press Balloting was heavy in Tulsa county as perfect weather spurred voters choosing democratic nom inees for governor ari l other Ok lahoma offices but in other sections of the state it ran from light to average. Main interest centered in the democratic gubernatorial r a c e which found Dixie Gilmer. Tulsa county prosecutor, pitted against Roy J. Turner. Oklahoma City oil and cattleman. In contrast to the heavy vote in Tulsa county, that in Oklahoma county was reported lighter than I in the July 2 primary. ! An index to the trend in Ok-i lahoma countv was seen in Ward j One where the voting was off • about one third as compared to that on July 2 at the same hour. Both Gilmer and Turner made last minute pleas to the voters by radio as election day dawned. I    Hot    In    Rogers    County I Vinita. Pryor and Miami reported a ligL early vote, but Rog-1 ors county officials said the run-, off total there promises to exceed i that of the first primary, j Muskogee. Okmulgee and j Creek counties reported voting J was about the same as on Jul\ News Party Tonight You Are Invited to Open-Air Party to Heor County, Stote Election Returns Boren-Johnson Race Has Forged Near Top in Las! Week hat \ ou are invited Favorable Weather And Keen Interest Sending Mony Voters Todoy to Polls r to the in number re of them cd about wl year of r ming early estin >able total \ the first j go. w hen n bailo contr heavy vote c weather that i hut without ti JOHS s tha than i os n ,onpr< LISTEN That s just to do tonight. Tin' regulai Ada News Election Party will be held on North i Broadway tonight, with Hie IOO J block roped off from traffic so that citizens will have plenty of room. There will be a loudspeaker in ; use that will make announcement |of flection returns audible for ! some distance so that alt can hear. Reports are due to start coming in early this time. Those who like to be out in i tin* open on a cool evening with plenty of other folks around lo visit with. or who like to let out a whoop 'n a holler when their {candidates make a vote gain will that prevailed last week find the News pal ty just til** place 1 Campaigning Coes On Todav . to be.    Candidates and their v. >rkers Station KADA and The News are la bot in : mn ca singly * k.v* are cooperating, too. as before, to seeking to reap a harvest of v »t* i get broadcast announcements from the planting and cult!va 'on their rn; day and that mo: concern! in this ca in pail Sam i» the pro that of weeks ago. w OO countian* Everything Airted ly toil scale a! are nafed en 11 a I re set gh as than •ut* f; I to tho ire Iodin* and warm, »s> ive heat By OSGOOD CARI THERS JERUSALEM. July 23. *T>—A police spokesman announced to-!-- day the detention of about 201 Pawhuska, Bartlesville and Jews in connection with the ter- Stillwater reported a ‘normally roristic bombing yesterday of the1 light vote” in the forenoon, but King David hotel winch left 98♦ preeinot officials in these cities persons dead or missing.    j    noted that balloting is usuallv The known dead mounted to I heavier during the noon hour County Producers Of Dairy Products (all Price Meeting gov Some Pontotoc county produc- street department, a water depart- j fLh°?..?«I1^th I***lf!* a,^,d,ssat,s' mr nf a nnmro*.,.,,     *___*    _    1    tied with the prices that they have been receiving and are asking that all producers of dairy Pa 1946 four swm ic attendant, until Aug. I, $125. paiK attendant for months each year Slot), ming pool attendant for four months per vear STS, swimming pool attendant for four months per rear $30. Airport department superintendent $150, three disposal plant employees $150 each, supervisor of the incinerator and disposal plant $150 per month until Aug. I. 1946. and thereafter $175. Incinerator helpers $75, janitor of the citv hall. $80 per menthe until Aug I. 1946. and thereafter $100. The pound man will ne some other employe • of toe city who shall hold this job without additional salary. City at-tornev SIDO. librarian SITS. two assistants to the lib:arian $37.50 each and a janitor at S60. C avual Labor The city manager is authorized to employ casual laborers and extra help in the various departments ana agencies of the city government at a wage ranging from 75 cents per hour to $2 per hour, depending upon the skill required and the type of labor to he performed. . •: df. ers and employees of the cite will receive only one salary eat ’n In another ordinance, $9,240 for salaries of employees engaged in me collection and disoosal of garbage and trash was prescribed while $1,800 for maintenance and operation of equipment used in me collection and disposal of garbage and the disposal plant exclusive of salaries was given. Two truck drivers will receive $135 each and four helpers will receive $125 each. Out of the funds received for the collection and disposal of garbage and trash? the above amounts were appropriated he fiscal yea: 1^46-1947. including the amounts spent Ola obligated during the period July I to July 22. 1946. T* is a sin to remove hoards, and measure. iple and nails it is a easy from good During ar. dangerous ne tree or near * electrical storm ‘o stand under wire fences. men!, a cemetery department, a park department; airport department. sanitation department and tho offices of the heads of the departments by various titles and certain other offices in the department. also prescribing certain duties of the departments and declaring the city attorney to be head of the department of law was introduced by Vernon Roberts and was made ordinance No. 774, file No. 1-4.    I Ordinance No. 775, file No. 1-5, ‘ was passed requiring the city manager to be head of the sanitation department and acting head of other administrative departments under certain circumstances if qualified was introduced M. W. “Red” Walker. Purchases—Bidding—Sale An ordinance requiring that the city manager also be the city purchasing agent, providing for competitive bidding on the purchase of, or contract for, supplies, materials or equipment, with certain exceptions; providing that surplus or obsolete supplies, materials or equipment offered for sale, with certain exceptions was introduced by Huddleston and on passage become ordinance No. 776, file No. I -6. bile No. 1-7 was introduced by Spencer providing that the city clerk shall have custody of certain records, books and papers; prescribing certain duties of the city clerk relating to city elections The file become ordinance No. 777. Municipal Judge Hensley introduced file No. 1-8, which become ordinance No. 778. requiring that the municipal judge and an acting or substitute municipal judge when appointed shall hold some other office or employment in the service of the city; providing that they shall re-ceive no additional salary or compensation as municipal judge or as acting or substitute municipal judge as the case may be. An ordinance providing for ap-peal from the municipal court to j the county court was introduced I fort by Roberts and before becoming i ordinance No. 779, it was file No. I 1-9. Everything in the entire procedure had gone smoothly until this ! point and there had been little matter, discussion, but things started pop- (2P) loose j ping when salaries for certain safety J positions were discussed. Salary Discussion Warms Up Manager Dodds told the coun products meet in the district court room Saturday at I p. rn. A short meeting was held Monday morning. The men present discussed the policy of the Farm Bureau relative to milk, cream and other dairy products. County dairymen will be working through the Federal Farm Bureau. Phil McLachlan, president of the county group, says that there has been an increase in the a-mount paid for dairy products, but dairymen have been receiving less money since the raise in price than they did before they received the raise. In Pontotoc county there are about 70 members and it is hoped bv present members that the number can be increased to about 200. The Federal Farm Bureau was organized four years ago for the purpose of taking care of legislation pertaining to agriculture. Reckless Driving Is Charge on Blevins Elmer Blevins was charged w’ith reckless driving, in the Percy Armstrong justice of peace court, Monday morning after Highway Patrolman Harvey Hawkins signed a complaint. Blevins is alleged to have driven a 1945 Chevrolet truck from an unknown point to a point one mile south of the junction on State Highway No. 99 w ithout due regard to traffic existing there. The defendant was arrested Sunday by Troopers Hawkins and Glenn Clark. STILLWATER, Okla., July 23, (.Ti—Wheat farmers in South Dakota need 175 medium sized combines with pickup attachment to complete the state's wheat har-ves, Shawnee Blown, Oklahoma A. and M. college extension director. reported yesterday. Brown said he was notified of the need for combines until the crop is harvested. c d that $300 per month was not I ed to OKLAHOMA CITY, July 23 An electric shock received as she attempted to cut off a washing machine yesterday killed Mrs. Katie Disch, 41. A fire J department pulmotor squad fail- I (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) I Read the Ada News Want Ads. revive her. Capitol Hill felt certain Mr. Truman would sign the measure even though (I) he vetoed the first congressional attempt to trim OPAV powers and (2) the new compromise bans price ceilings on major foods for at least 30 days. OPA Head Favors Signing Any congressional concern a-bout another veto was virtually dispelled lite yesterday when Paul Porter, OPA administrator, disclosed to newsmen that he hail j told the president the compro- fiise is better than the bill Mr. ruman refused to sign in June. If OPA is reborn, the agency must determine immediately at what levels prices .are to be en- > brig under forced pending full computation' night, and ct the new and in many cases said the job higher prices called for under completed, the bill. These need not be announced for 30 days. Showdown votes were set today. first in the house and then in the senate. The house was expected to act Quickly, but there was some possibility senate foes of the price agency might want to do a lot of talking in advance of a vote in that chamber. Taft Changes Over However Senator Taft (R-Ohio) announced he would support the compromise. It was his pricing amendment in the vetoed bill that provoked the sharpest presidential criticism of that measure. The pricing formula later was modified. Some debate appeared likely in the house. Rep. Wolcott (R-Mich), a member of the 14-man senate-house conference committee which wrote the compromise bill, refused to .support it. “I will not be a party to the almost inevitable confusion which will result from attempts to administer this bill,” Wolcott told reporters. The Michigan lawmaker voiced fears that some dairymen and other food producers might refuse to submit to further controls. And he said there vvasi danger of a “famine” iii meats! and other foods because of un-{ certainties in the bill whether, controls ever will be restored on these items.    t 48. Military rescue crews who toiled in the debris of the hotel, the jseat of British army headquarters and the secretariat of the I Palestine government, reported that 41 bodies had been recovered. and seven others located. Fifty persons were unaccounted for. Arab Dress—Jewish Language The police spokesman said that, although most of the party which planted milk cans of explosives wore Arab dress, all the evidence indicated they were young Jews. Eyewitnesses said the attackers spoke Hebrew. The spokesman said a search was “going on right now in the old city of Jerusalem.” A truck and a taxi, both stolen, which were abandoned by Hie attackers were searched for fingerprints and other possible; clews. Workers moved 200 tons of de-1 floodlights during the; the officer in charge, was less than half; Hospitals reported that 50 persons were still undergoing treatment for injuries and that dozens of others had been treated for minor wounds. 12 Senior Officers Killed The Palestine government said the missing included 12 senior British officers of the government secretariat. Tile names of British victims were being withheld pending notification of their (Continued on Page 2 Column I) Wilkes Accused Of Fisf-Feet Attack battery Wilkes justice Embezzlement (ase Is Filed in Ada A case of embezzlement was filed by County Attorney Tom D. McKeovvn in the Franklin Bogland justice of peace court Monday morning after Bessie Brewer signed a complaint against James Neal. Brewer told the county attorney that she entrusted in the possession of Neal a combination radio-record player valued at $100. He is alleged to have converted the radio-record player to his own use and to have sold it to a purchasing agent. A case of assault and was filed against Warren in the Percy Armstrong of peace court Monday. ( Wilkes is charged with having made an assault upon Marvin E. Qualls. Jr., with his fists and feet and “did beat, bruise, wound and injure him.” Witnesses in the case include R. H. Smith, Dud Jones, Johnnie Cornell. Walter Ferguson, Rav Thompson, Bort Dorsey and Quails. * THEN SHE COLLAPSED PITTSBURGH. July 23.—(JP)— Mrs. Anna Witmer, 45-year-old grandmother, met up .with a masked robber as she walked down a flight of stairs at her home yesterday. With one blow, she knocked him down th** stairs. Then she glimpsed a pistol lie dropped in his flight with $20 from the kitchen. She collapsed. and in the hours after work. Pawnee Republicans Out Pawnee reported that nearly as many republicans as democrats were participating in the < b elion there. I n northwestern Oklahoma, however. Ponca City reported an | extremely light vote was being ; cast. And in southwestern Oklahoma, first reports from Lawton indicated fairly heavy election activity with prospects of a balloting total equalling that of the first primary. Chickasha reported that 1,350 electors had marked ballot there in tho forenoon and election board Secretary C. A. Hardesty predicted the Grady county would be about the same as in the first primary when 6.600 Grady residents voted. ♦ Secretary Asked To Be ’Hazy' Testifies Freeman, Henry Garsson Wanted Her To Dodge One Admission WASHINGTON. July 23.- (ZP) > —Red-haired Jean Bates, former secretary in the Washington office of a munitions combine, said today that Joseph Freeman and Henry Garsson had asked her to be “hazy” in testifying before the senate war investigating committee. She testified that Freeman ani Garsson, officials in the combine, had attempted to “play upon my sympathy” when she met their request with a refusal to “perjure myself.” They were particularly anxious she said, to prevent her from telling the committee, under oath, that she had seen Albert Jacobson. $9,975-a-year w ar department consultant, in the combine’s Washington office. The conversation with her former employers, she related, took place on July 12 the same day she appeared before an executive session of the committee to tell what she knew about the affairs of the combine. She said that Mrs. Freeman called her away from her brother's birthday party to the Freeman home where she met both Freeman and Garsson. They asked her first what she had told tho committee in private session, she said. and then quick ly got to tile point of Jacobson. UNTROUBLED BY HUL right along from the News office on the results of Pontotoc county \ oting. The News will also have a con stant stream of bulletins from the Associated Press headquarters at Oklahoma City on how the votes are mounting over the state. Police Report No Arrests on Monday One Soldier Token To Texas, Other Still Held Police department offic ials re ported Tues cia’ morning that no arrests were made Monday. Pvt Frank Krites was picked up bv Texas police and returned to Wichita for trial, hut his t*eing removed was the only action tak mg place Another soldier who was arrested Wednesday of last week for tie ing AWOL is still be ing held pending word from his commanding general. Ada traffic hid a perfect day without any accidents being reported. For ttie first day in quite a while no cars were involved in collisions while hacking out of parking places. No robberies were reported and very few Ada citizens phoned in complaints to give police officials one of their quietest days this year. ai mg of their candida weeks of early s Pontotoc count red by the hot race i<»r r. > lion for sheriff. over the state h.i and congressist stir the voting p< county’s two re a re enei get ic .cliv ta!. Sheriff Rare I* Heated In f.ic t. with many citizens * sheriff s rare between CK ie K. se*-, veteran sheriff, and Ce Smith, former Ada pol ice nu takes the No I spot in their i wing aside even t mer g ion the Many co vc only th* a1 races I »pulation b roaming c boosting t la des ate to his •5tS it. che im ma tonal This county ha is been a hotbed of campaigns: g i r. tha! g.. rvemor rare. how eve* .and the heated camp ti gin.: of 17 ong. La Ie Boren for reelection f > a sixth t ‘*rm in congress and < • f I it—* c oh.HSU) of Okemah to re •tire him to nr - vale bf*- has been bi mg tide of interest $ election. Not to be omitted is which Virgil Medloc k, count*, representative, i against stat** Sena ti nls of Wewoka, boti as hard a campaign of tile state ha seen Also at stake is th held on the board of in»ssloners by George resenting District Tv Austell cai ne -ti cha lins for the plat e. nging a nee the the Pm Ai G. having *1 % I h : this ye * place "on nu King N ich -made • part . WI •fifing € •r.g . *. p - Bob Nothing Important, Dickstein Asserts Doesn't Remember Actually Speaking Over Phone To Garssons or Freeman Hip. I.aurei T » l ace Court MANILA. June 23 P Laurel, president of the Pl pines during th** Japanese occupation, arrive* with three colleagues by plan** from Japan today to f ire treason trials in a people s et im t Th** four were whisked off to I Muntinglupa prison after the U. jS army t irned them over to civil j officials cf the Philippines „    i ‘There's nothing bk** beme M ABBINGTON. July 23, ■ V home for belt    nr vt <>    . Judge Samuel Dickstein of the Laurel commented on! New* \ork supreme court told the Read the Ada News Want Ads. I ♦ ♦ WEATHER Oklahoma: Increasing cloudiness tonight; scattered thundershowers southwest half of state, late tonight or Wednesday. Cooler Wednesday, west and north tonight. STOUGHTON. Mass.. July 23 '.J'* Leonard A. Whitten. 60. a carpenter w ho estimates his yearly expenses at $400. is not con-j cerned about the high cost of living. Here’s why: I Home? He built the two-room j house he lives in. 1 Vegetables? He grows them. Meat? He goes hunting for that. Haircuts? He let’s it grow. Electricity and telephone? Doesn't have any. Fuel? He cuts his own wood. And furthermore, he takes all i summer off. senate war investigating commit tee today that it was “possible” he had telephoned the Washing ton office of the Erie Ba* in Metals company from New York in 1942. but only on a s*h* la I matter Dickstein formerly was chair man of th** house immigration committee. He said he had no recollection of having talked to Murray Garsson, one of the pro j motors of Erie and associated ! companies now under war profit investigation, but added that hr! 'mav have talked to Joe Free man Joseph Freeman w as Washington representative of! Erie. “He wanted me to get h i rn some tickets to a theater or) something,” Dickstein recalled. “I may hay** received such a call but that's about all ” Dickstein said that he had known Murray Garsson since 1931 while th** bittor was an in vest i ga tor for the department of labor, but declared that he had ne*, cr had any business or off* cia! relations with him at any time. He added that hr knew Henry M. Caisson “slightly’* but knew nothing about the business affairs of either of til** brothers. Senator Ferguson ( R - Mich ) asked about a series of telephone calls winch he said had been made in the summer of 1942 be-twen the Washington office of the munitions firm and Diekstein’s office in New York. One of the calls was collect from Dickstein. he said, to Murray Garsson or Joe Freeman. "I don't remember what d was,” Dickstein replied. “I don't remember that I actually spoke j to them.”    { 3 EX PELLI. I. I ROM YANK ZONE FOR M XKK^ IM, FRANKKURT Germs my. July 23. * K Trim Amene an O VI bans hav r br* r I 4 • xp> lied fro ET*. ae CUpie d Germ a ,1 v for mar ry in* German girls i in viola til >n * if the u. s . army's I: 'an *>n Gel mane Amel cists iran wad said Id togs, ar my off All ar** font ie r sold ie rs whose marriages wer *» reveal* *d when they asked the a nm to j dup ♦ Ka i — i ne i r wives I to the I 'mted J stat* as “war brutes” a it govern: ment ex- pense -r » » ■ rn rn tmm, j    TH' |    PESSIMIST ll*r ii,,*, (final**, Jr. A political office is who? a lot o’ candidates run fer—an’ walk back. ... oo - — They say you're as ol* >«»u feel, but that can't right if* our case foUs don I Eve that long. as be est ;