Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 30, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Member; \udii Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 89
ADA. OKLAHOMA. TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1946
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—TSS SSSS&SSl& IU- S. Will Stand By
On Major Bills ™
Rankin-Morcontonio Controversy Set Aside to Let Major Measures Come To Vote
By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST
WASHINGTON. July 30. <■**»— Reps Rar.k.n (D-Miss) and Mar-cantonio Air.n Lab-NY) laid a-s.qe temporarily today their oon-]: r yersv over a contempt citation t had tThreatened to stop the ise legislative machinerv. Indications were they wouldn’t renew it until the house has acted on several major bills awaiting consideration.
Rankin did not carry out his earlier threat to insist on immediate consideration of the contempt action against George Marshall, chairman of the national federation for constitutional I ..Derties.^New* 5ork. This made! i’ d *ss:ole ft r the house to be-g.n debate on a deficiency appropre!.on bill.
Exchange Heated Remarks A brief but heated exchange occurred before Marcantonio and Rar.sin quit scrapping.
Marcantonio assailed as “a sr. a rn*’ what he said were efforts Claim that his opposition to the contempt action was aimed at nailing a bill to provide auto-moDiles for amputee veterans. Marcantonio forced numerous Quorum calls yesterday to block I ne contempt resolution.
“Anybody who is trying to p.ay politics w ;th these bo vs better stop.' the New Yorker said, referring to the legless veterans sitting in the gallery.
Rankin countered with the assertion the issue is whether communism or a free govern-r en. under cnristian civilization” shall prevail ;n this country. m The contempt and proceedings, *.e said are aimed at “a group of communists ’ and “subversive inca victuals and attempts to block them are “dangerous to American security '*
_ Originated A Committee The contempt case originated :h toe house committee on unclean activities, of winch nankin is a ting chairman.
^ Ma;*or legislation which had been backed up behind Marcantonio s filibustering tactic of do-manc.ng quorum calls included:
I. A conference committee repo r: providing a compromise on Xh% terminal leave pay bill.
- I he deficiency appropriation measure wrich included $2 500 -OCK:.DOO for lh
man President Hung
Four Yanks Killed For Services Conference Decisions
And 19 Wounded In Convoy Attack
Attackers Struck Suddenly, Wearing Uniforms of Chinese Communists
Tl.e body of square out si
Prudent Gualberto Villarroel hangs in the public „f, Vt I * Bolivian presidential palace, in La Paz, Ho-
JuIv 21 —'(NEA Tck'photo)°° reV°U 0VerthreW the government,
New Price Board Meets to Take Up Former OPA Powers
'C O J for the terminal leave pav and 526.000.000 for OPA
Legislation authorizing the v e t e_r a n s administration to
-urmsh specially equipped :omobiles to legless w ar \ t ans.
4 A conference report on railroad reorganization leg Isla -
I A conference report on a £L5.uOO.rOO f: aid hospital gram
“ ’,-as a Possibility too that
ti e bill freezing social security taxes at their present level might get caugnt in me jam. It has passed tne house and is scheduled -or a senate vote todav, but senate changes could return it tne house. Unless the measure
e-year federal-construction pro-
passes social security taxes mrr.p from one to two and
. ^ one-
-*ay t>er cent on both employers and employes January I.
Depends On Two Men
Whether any of those measures. anc scores of minor bills, will De considered at all in the house Detween now and final mer.: depends largely ana Marcantonio.
By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH
WASHINGTON, July 30.—(ZP) —Members of the new price decent! ol board held a “get acquainted' meeting today prior to .starting on the big job congress assigned them.
The three-man board is made up of t bait roan Roy L. Thompson Daniel W. Bell and George H. Mead. They met for an hour and Thompson said afterward it was just a get acquainted meeting.”
Thompson planned to confer with President Truman during the afternoon and then get together with his colleagues to be sworn in to office.
Rov L. Thompson, designated as chairman by President Truman. planned as the first step a ’get acquainted” meeting with his new colleagues, Daniel W. Bell and George H. Mead.
Taking over power that formic;0^’ was OPA’s exclusively, the board is faced with this first big
Fugitive Gives Up; Sat in Tree And Watched Searchers
A decision by August 20 whether puce ceilings should be restored on meats, dairy products, grains, cotton seed, soybeans and hundreds of products made from these items.
If the board fails to act by that time, ceilings automatically will be re-established, j Before any decision on this, resolution, asking ?Te hoard is required to hold public hearings so consumer groups and industry representatives can present their view's.
The situation is a little diffident on eggs, poultry, tobacco, petroleum and their products— all of which are ceiling-free at present.
Controls cannot be re-established on these items prior to August 20, not at any time thereafter unless the board consents.
In effect, the board is an appeal ....,cour*- It will hear appeals on provide requested in- decisions of the secretary of agri-Marcantomo and oth- culture in the case of foods and
other farm commodities, and on decisions of the OPA administrator rn the case of non agricultural products.
tne house to recommend contempt action against George Mar-snail, chairman of the national federation of constitutional lib-f-DUes New York. a mattei of r sir. privilege and takes precedence over ain thing else in the rouse Rankin can call it time he wants.
Rankin Started It He did so yesterday as acting cr a* mean of the committee on unAm erica n activities. That committee contends Marshall failed to formation
exs opposed to the contempt action forced eight roll calls, which took 25 minutes each ' ou*e final iv gav e up of doing little but names
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OKEMAH, Okla., July 30.—UP) — After five days of freedom, during which time he was so close tit possemen he “could have spit on them,” Woodrow' Gibson, 24, surrendered to Okfuskee county officers late yesterday and was to be returned todav to the state penitentiary at McAlester.
Gibson was the last to be captured of four convicts who escaped last Wednesday from the penitentiary.
Sheriff J. W. Kennedy of Okfuskee county made the capture in the Canadian river bottom near Paden after he was tipped off by phone.
Through Running Around
Gibson told officers he had a relative at Paden telephone officers where lie could be found.
“I rn through with running around, he said. “Otherwise they would never have gotten me.” Gibson said he was “resting along the river.
While the manhunt for the convict was at its height in the Atoka area after his escape, Gibson related, he sat in a tree,smoked cigarets, and watched officers search for him.
“They were so close at times ” Gibson said, “that I could have spit on them.”
Nearby When Companions Taken
Gibson related how he was within 20 feet of his fugitive companion, Lloyd Smith of Marietta, when the latter was shot m the legs and raptured near Atoka last Thursday.
After his escape Wednesday, Gibson said he ate at a house on the outskirts of Atoka and thereafter got his food from farm houses as he traveled by foot and hitch-hiked to Ada, Seminole, Prague and finally Paden where he W'as hiding out the past two days.
Meanwhile, state officers were on the lookout for four other convicts who have escaped from the state penitentiary in the past week.
Oklahoma: F« md Wednesday
Konawa Has Plenty Of Waler Now
Shortage Woi for Couple Of Days Only, But Town Could Use More Ice
and hot tonight
Missouri. cD.d Nubia; Cay. then Thursday, ’ ing ti end day; a Dove
July 30- Aug 2
ansa s, Oklahoma —W armer Wednes-
* mew hat e o q I e r
followed by slowly ris-Fndav through Sun-.v rn pc; attires v. ill avei agt-normal 3-5 degrees except roue;: above normal in Nebraska anc western and north central Kansas, widely scattered thunder showers with amount of rain averaging light over district; occurring in most portions of district Thursday and in northern Kansas. Nebraska and northern Missouri Saturaay.
It has been reported that Konawa is without wate^, but the report was true for two days only. The town just across the river north has plenty of water but a rminimum of ice.
A city official at Konawa said Monday that about three weeks ago there was a shortage of water, but the shortage lasted only a couple c*f days.
I he shortage was caused when the well from which Konawa pumps waler had to be cleaned out.
I here is a severe shortage of ice, however, with Ada plants not being able to supply the demand ^curing the sultry summer days.
Soap Boxers Visit, Rare in Cushing
Various Other Adans Go Along to Watch Adans Meet Cushing's Best
A number of people accompanied two Ada soap box racers to Cushing Tuesday morning. The race there will be similar to the big event here that was attended by a crowd estimated at 2,000.
The ravers were taken to the track on South Broadway Monday afternoon and made much better times than were made in the derby race,
For instance, Perry Don Mc-Broom’s racer w'ent down the track in :25.1 seconds to equal the time of Gene Moore of Tulsa.
Both racers were using different wheels from those used in the derby.
By TOM MASTERSON
PEIPING. July 30.—(Ah—Three hundred Chinese, some wearing the bluish green uniforms of communists, killed at least four U. S. marines and wounded 19 others with automatic weapons, rifles and grenades during a violent four-hour attack on a truck convoy of IOO leathernecks, eyewitnesses related today.
A search is being made for other marines, believed to be still missing.
The attackers, lying in ambush in cornfields 35 miles southeast of Peiping, w'ould have wiped out the convoy had the marines not elected to jump back in the trucks and roar away under fire the witnesses said.
Chinese Red Blames Marines
(In Nanking. Chou En-Lai, chief communist negotiator in efforts to settle China’s fratricidal strife, expressed belief that the clash resulted from marine provocation of communist forces dur mg the last three weeks and added that “communists have absolutely no intention of unleashing a conflict.”
(He said communists have been provoked by marine intru sions into their areas.)
Maj. Fred J. Frees, of Sioux Falls, S. D., W'ho w'as with the convoy of replacements bound for Peiping from Tientsin, said the attack erupted “like an explosion.”
“They threw everything at us during the first hour of attack except the kitchen sink,” chimed in Sgt. James West, of Cincinnati.
Frees and West, both army men. were convoy passengers. Marine Reaction Efficient
Major Frees, a special service office for Peiping headquarters, told the Associated Press:
“If the marines had not reacted as efficiently and swiftly as they did. the convoy would have been taken in the first rush.”
He declined to identify the attackers as communists but said lie saw tw'o dead Chinese on the road who wore “bluish green uniforms,” the color of those worn by communists.
Some of the attackers were in uniform, others in farmer clothing and some wore only shorts.
“We could see them running through the corn rows and they looked like Indians on the war path,” Frees said.
“We had been told by the marines we were in a danger area. When w’e heard shooting, we leaped from our vehicle and dove into the fields.
“Three or four hand grenades exploded less than 20 feet from us. We scrambled into a depression in the sand and all the time we were there bullets plowed into the bank or whistled over our heads.
Firing from both sides was heaviest during the first hour. After a few minutes’ fighting, the marine defenders drove off assaults and the attackers never again approached within hand grenade range although the Chinese several times attempted to close in.
Out to Get Convoy “There is no doubt the attackers were really out to get the convoy,” Frees said.
“The ambush was very well timed, very well prepared” and was made from both sides of the highway under cover of cornfields reaching to the* road.
The ambush occurred at noon yesterday. About 1:30 p.m., a marine was sent through the encirclement to obtain aid.
“No help carne,” Frees said, “but we planned our escape.
“Trucks pulled out of the fighting area at full speed. Drivers held their gas pedals down to the floorboards.”
Sergeant West said the trucks left the area at five to 10-second intervals, then regrouped after getting out of the danger area.
Worst Part Was Heat “The attackers kept firing as we pulled out,” Frees said.
“During the ride to Peiping, everybody kept busy giving first aid to the wounded. A jeep was sent ahead for an ambulance which met the convoy outside the city wall. Several of the men suffered from heat prostration. That was the worst part of the fight—intense heat.”
The two army men acknowledged they took an active part in the fighting.
Made Deal with Rep. Coffee in 1941, Check Wasn't Campaign Contribution
TROUBLE BUBBLES IN THE EAST
Four Firemen Die Battling Blaze
SAN FRANCISCO. July 30. hP> —Fire which swept through a downtown hotel early today killed four firemen before it was brought under control in a three-hour battle by a large concentration of equipment and men.
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By JOHN W\ HENDERSON
WASHINGTON. July 30, *JP*_
Eivind Anderson. Tacoma, Wash., contractor, testified todav that he gave $2,500 in 1941 to the secretary of Rep. John Coffee CD-Wash) “because of the service I expected to get” from Coffee in the capital.
Anderson denied at the same time that he had paid for “influence” or had any thought of making a campaign contribution. Coffee has called the $2,500 a campaign contribution.
Anderson told the senate war investigating committee that he did not know whether Coffee received anv of the money and had not interested himself in that question.
“Didn t you know.”*asked Senator Connelly (D-Tex) of the committee, “that it was a violation of law to give him a check for services of that character?” Didn’t Know Violated Law Anderson replied in the tive.
Anderson said the first time that he knew there was anything irregular’’ about the transaction was late in 1944 when he was told that it was “against public policy to pay such money.”
“I did not know it was a crime to do what I did,” he told the committee.
Connelly, labeling as “influence” the services which Anderson said he had sought to pay for, declared that “if you did that you were violating a criminal law.
“You could be indicted,” he told the witness, 4 and in my opinion you ought to be indicted.”
Felt Government Obligated
Anderson told the committee that “the purpose of giving this money was not to influence anyone in the war department or anyone in the government to give me something that the government was not obligated to give me under this contract.”
His reference was to the award of a $936,517 war department hospital contract.
Anderson testified that arrangements for turning over the $2,500 check were made in a “lonesome corridor” on the house side of the capitol building.
He related his version of a conversation, which occurred, he said, after a lunch which followed a visi twhich he and Paul A. Olson, then Coffee’s secretary, had made to the war department. He said he received “encouragement” there that he would be awarded a $936,517 contract.
Talk Brief And To Point The conversation was short.” Anderson said.
He quoted Coffee as saying that “I understand from Paul that you will pay $2,500 for us to represent you in Washington.” “Yes,” Anderson testified he agreed. ‘‘I will be willing to pay $2,500 to have representation in Washington. That will be all right with me.”
Anderson said his answer appeared “gratifying to John.” and quoted Coffee as saying “if you do that, you can depend upon us to look after your interests.”
High officials of the war and justice department and a former senator were listed among prospective witnesses as the committee turned temporarily from its probe into the Garsson Munitions combine.
As it entered the new field of inquiry, the committee learned that President Truman had granted its request for authority to inspect income*, excess profits and other tax returns. The* body did not disclose whose returns are to be examined, beyond a statement by Chairman Mead (D-Kv) that they would be persons associfited with the Garsson enterprises.
May Illness Sidetracks Probe That inquiry has been temporarily sidetracked due to the illness of Rep. May (D-Kv), whom the committee is waiting to question regarding his relations with the combine and its promoters, including Henry ami Murray Garsson. May’s physician has reported him suffering from a chronic heart condition, recently aggravated.
Coffee entered the investigation picture at his own request after Senator Brewster (R Me> submitted evidence that the* Washington legislator received a $2,500 cheek from a Tacoma defense contractor in 1941.
Coffee Explains Check Coffee has acknowledged the payment by Eivind Andeerson, contending that it was a “cam- I paign contribution”, in appreci- j ation of eftorts on behalf of a constituent over a period of years.
Meanv\ bile. Chairman Mead announced that the committee* had added another investigation to its growing list. This is an in- I quiry into a report bv Senator Ferguson (R-Mich) concerning the storage, “at great expense and over a long period of time,” I of 39,000 boxes in a war assets ! administrate warehouse in De-
f-Bntoh battle terrorists who kidnap British officials, blow up King David Hofei, killing over 50 Arabs threaten direct action unlp«
Byrnes Makes Open Pledge
Even lf Decision Against Ministers' Agreements; Meetings May Be Open
PARIS. July 30. -fxPV—U. S. [Secretary of State Byrnes told the Paris peace conference today the United States would stand by the conferences’ recommendations in event it opposes by a two thirds majority anv of the peace treaties drafted by tile f <r-eign ministers council.
Byrnes spoke in the general assembl* of th< conference shortly after the rules committee had proposed unanimously that all committee meetings and general conference sessions he thrown open to tho press of the world — a step toward the Wilsonian
a generation ago of
two to three million rebellious Hukbolohaps defy Manila govern men! Almost entire national guard used to rout them from moon tam strongholds
Tel Aviv Residents Must Stay Inside,
Seven-Degree Drop In Temperature Is
Away from Windows Welcomed Here
Bv CARTER L. DAVIDSON
JERUSALEM. July 30, «-*P» British troops placed the 200,000 residents of the all Jewish city of the Av iv* under virtual house arrest at dawn today as they opened a prolonged and deliberate roundup aimed at the persons who bombed tin King David hotel in Jerusalem last week.
The entire city was placed under a 22-houi -a-day curfew, with residents forbidden, under pain of being shot on sight, to leave I their homes except during an authorized two hour period for purchasing food and other sup plies.
Recover 87 Bodies
Lf. Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham, I British high commissioner for the troubled Holy Land, said the' British had “clear evidence ofI the existence of terrorists in Tel Aviv and that some if not all of those who took part in the Jer-1 usalem crime from that town.” Eighty-seven bodies have been recovered from the porn bed hotel and 24 persons are missing.
A high-ranking officer in Jerusalem said the world’s only all-Jew ish city probably would be under the rigid curfew for several days while soldiers and Palestine police carried on the1 steady house-to-house search, which officials predicted would result in the arrest of 2,000 to 3,-! OOO men and women.
Is Ghost Town Now
The searchers also were believ- J ed to be seeking arms caches and clandestine radio transmitters operated by such Jewish under-) ground organizations as Irgun Zvai Leu mi and the Stern gang, whose members, an army officer said, were the principal objects! of the roundup.
It was the second time in a month that tin* city had been placed under rigid curfew rostra ! tions. turning the normally bustling city into a ghost town. A month ago Jewish institutions in Tel Aviv were occupied and searched and the residents of the city were held under curfe w' for 24 hours.
Under the terms of the present crufew the residents are not per nutted to go near their windows nor on their balconies and must stay inside their homes despite the sweltering heat on the coastal plain. The Tel Aviv beach, usually teeming with thousands seeking relief from the heat, was deserted.
The government thermometer at the Ada Greenhouse registered 98 degrees Monday, a pleasant relief from Saturday's 104 and Sunday's 105.
Although it was still hot. the seven degree drop was appreci-findmg | ated generally
Hie Associated Press weather forecast says generally fair* to day. tonight and Wednesday witn continued heat. Rain Is forecast for the panhandle but none for Ada.
Adans slept more restfully Monday night with the mercury at T I degrees than they did With Sunday s HO and as a result many of them felt more like putting in a day’s work Tuesday .
BOYS STATE CANCELLED
OKLAHOMA CITY. July 30 i.Uf -State American Legion [Commander Granville Scanland announced today the annual Legion sponsored Boys State scheduled to stait at Sulphur Saturday had been cancelled because of the illness from polio of Helen Gough, daughter of the superintendent of the Oklahoma School for the deaf.
The meeting was to have been held at the school.
Scanland said he cancelled the State after conferring with Dr. L. E. Emanuel, Chickasha, department surgean, and Dr. Grady Mathews, state health director. —a—
Adam Graduating From O.U. Tonight
Oklahoma university Tuesday night graduated a large summer class. Among those receiving degrees were:
ADA - Paly th Louise Dandridge. B A.: Doreen George, master of education; June Jeter, B A. in library science: Patricia Ruth Jeter. B A , and Sarah Elizabeth Met leary, master of education.
Output of Mens Shirts to Gain
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“open covenants openly arrived at ”
Soviet Foreign Minister Molo-, tov was not present in the hail when Byrnes made his speech, an , answer to French President B.-I dault’s inaugural address of yes-I ter day. The Russian delegation, j which has insister upon un ar. -i rrutv of the four principal powers. 1 on recommendations to the pea'*" conference, was headed bv the ' ^ ice Foreign Minister, Andre!
* Vishinsky at the moment.
I ‘The United States will stand bv its agreements in the roun« .I
• of foreign ministers,” Byrnes said “But if the conference should, bv a two-thirds vote if the governments here represented, make a contrary recommendation. the United States will use its influence to secure the adoption of that recommendation bv
j the council.”
Lesson On Democracy
Beginning his short speech with an object lesson on i acy, IL rn *s s.od:
Democrat ', cannot he ii or taught at the point of j one! As terror inspires tei. good will can inspire good* will"”
The rules committee recommendation on freedom of the press to the peace conference w as scheduled to Im* acted upon bv the general assembly later today Secretary Byrnes had sponsored the move.
Byrnes was loudly applauded when he said, “However difficult may he the paths of international cooperation, the United States is determined not to return to a policy of isolation.**
The seer**4.»ry of st ite sa J the ! United States insisted that “those I who fought the war should make the peace.”
“I hope that the delegates will feel free t t express the views of then respective states on the proposed treaties.” he added. “No nation, large or small, can be insensitive to w oi Id opinion.”
The committee vote on freedom of the press to all conference proceedings was tantamount to its acceptance bj the general assembly.
Since all 21 nations attending the conference are represented on the rules committee, the committee vote* was tantamount to acceptance sn the general assembly.
Adoption will mean that all committee meetings, where details of various clauses in individual treaties are to i> debated.
| can be reported fully to the world
Five Major C ommittees
Their are f i \ *• committees in all, including the rules committee. The tithe;-; are th** economic commission for the Balkans, the [economic commission fur ital’ the b g.d and drafting committee and the credentials committees
In addition there is a ibeom-mission fun* each of the five defeated nation involved in the treaties, It ah . Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Finland
Byrnes led the fight for freedom of information from the first An American source ta 1
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JAPS BLAMED FOR SOME OF WORST ATROCITIES HANGED
SINGAPORE. July 30. i/P) -Nine Japanese war criminals were hanged today at Changi jail while a number of formed allied prisoners of war. who had testified against them, looked on.
Among those executed were Ut. Takasaki Shinji and LL Kane-shiro Takeshi, nicknamed the “Frog” and the “Undertaker” by prisoners who testified that they were responsible for some of th** worst atrocities in Burma and Siam. The other seven were convicted of atrocities in the Andaman Islands.
PICHER. Okl*. July 30 -i/P) Floyd Newbury has been elert-
4 _ cd superintendent of schools
trod, when the contents were not here, succeeding R. B Johnson known. ^__j who resigned.
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NEW YORK. July 30 hV M. J. Lovell director of the Na tarnal Association of shirt and pajama manufacturers, said to day output «*f men’s shirts could be expected to increase somewhat as a result of the ll per cent ad Vance in retail ceiling prices granted yesterday by the office of price administration.
“If the order says. as reported, that the industry may base tis priers on current labor and ma lerial costs, then v\»* are sails fled and will not apply for fur thei increases. Lovell : aid.
He added that elimination of the maximum average price plan is a greater incentive to the in dustry than the new pricing, because it permits use of materials whieh shirt-makers were unable to use under the MAP.
The price increase, he said, amounts to only about 5 p~r cent at the manufacturing lev ti.
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The! ’ ain’t hut two ways t* stop bootl ggm’ in a *'d. v ’ state th’ stat** either has t* legalize th - 11 ii liquor er folks have t quit dr inkin' it.
A not he:- draw'back F hot summer days—a fellers pants alias look brie he wax fixin t’ jump.