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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
Heavy Vote Sought as Ada Is To Decide Tuesday on Charter Alterations Being Proposed
Junior Commando^ Packs a Punch
J* ?ayf ? ’ *nd the S1X“Pound Kelly in photo above is already pokin a fist against a handy chin. Well, that’s not surprising when you learn that newly arrived Virginia Ellen Kelly is the daughter of ex-Sgt. Charles E. (“Commando”) Kelly, who taught the Germans a thing or two about fighting. Virginia and her admiring Parents are pictured in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Grand Jury On Job Again
Resumes Deliberations Witfi Several Days of Work Expected This Time
A grand jury which launched its investigations back in April, worked for several days and then recessed. Monday morning resumed its deliberations.
The public is kept on the outside during the hearings and questionings, and officials in charge are silent about what is being discussed or probed into However, Tom D. McKeown, county attorney, Monday morning remarked that he expected the jury to be in session for several days at least.
Indictments submitted at the end of a grand jury session remain as the major indication of w',.at has been taken up during the days it has been at work.
Six indictments were returned at the end of the first few days the jury was in session.
Defense Counsel For Nips Resigns
TOKYO. June 3.—(^—Informed sources reported today that the chief of the war crimes defense section, naval Capt. Beverly M. Coleman, and six associates have decided to resign because of their dissatisfaction with the conduct of the trial of ex-Premier Tojo and 25 other Japanese they were appointed to defend.
Another source also disclosed that Coleman was scratched by glass splinters Saturday when an unidentified Japanese threw a rock at the windshield of his sedan near the guarded gates of the war ministry building, site of the war crime: trial. No explanation for the attack was given.
A court attache, who asked that his name not be disclosed, said the American defense staff — mostly civilians — felt the trial to date had not been conducted with “fairness.”
Coleman, named chief of the defense counsel several months ago, said “no comment” to questions about reports of the impending resignations and about the attack on himself.
WILLIAMSON APPROVES FOUR BOND ISSUES
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3. LP> -—Attorney General, Mac Q. Williamson, today approved four public improvement bond issues totaling $83,500. They include: Kenefic Union graded school aistric tnumber ll, Bryan and Atoka counties, $3,000 for transportation equipment: Arnett consolidated school district number ll, Harmon county $17,500 for building and equipment Crooked Oak school district number 35, Oklahoma county, $53,000 for building and Fairview' board’ Major county, $10,-000 for transportation equipment.
Food Drive Is Launched
Ado to Toko Port in National Tin Conned Food, Cosh Gifts for Starving
There begins today a nationwide collection of tin canned food for aiding the UNRRA in furnishing emergency food relief to distressed peoples abroad.
President Truman has warned of the dire situation facing millions of people and is asking that American people share their food this year following a near-record crop year, in 1946 and prospects for this year.
Mayor Luke B. Dodds today calls on citizens and groups to cooperate in the collection of canned food and cash contributions for food to be shipped overseas to starving people.
Those in charge of the collection here are to hold a meeting tonight at the Aldridge hotel with all interested citizens who can attend to make final arrangements for Ada’s part. These arrangements will be announced Tuesday.
They are planning to have a central collection* location for storage of the food as it accumulates—where it can be kept under lock and under police guard.
They are asking that citizens of Pontotoc county start definite planning for giving of whatever they have or can purchase for the purpose or, if they can not turn in food, to make cash contributions.
Coalgate Girl Is Fatally Injured
Struck by Cor After It Collided with Another
Involves Change Ie (owdl-Minager
Fem of Government
Prospect for Favorable Weather Seen es Boost For Balloting Tomorrow
Ada as a city comes up to one of its important moments Tuesday when the voters here render their verdict on the work of a board elected in April to recommend revisions in the city charter of 1912. The polls ooen at 6 and close at
Between those hours the voters will be stamping their ballots with the x-marks that will determine if the charter now 34 years old is to continue to set the pattern for city government or if extensive revision is to be put into effect.
Labor Side To Be Aired
Tonight from 8:15 to 8:30 o’clock over station KADA Jack Early and Nolen Dyer will discuss the charter change proposals from the point of view of labor.
KADA will on Tuesday night give at 8:15 p.m. results of the voting and if final returns are not Jin by that time will announce them later.
Campaign Gains Momentum The campaign for the charter revision, which would replace the present three - commission plan with a council-manager organization, has been gaining momentum in recent weeks.
Opponents are charging 'dictatorship* with too much authority in the hands of the city manager under the proposed setup.
Those who are backing Die charter proposals point to the five man council elected from the city as being more responsive to public sentiment than a commission, and with final authority over the city manager, who is employed by them, can be discharged by the council and who is responsible to the council, administering city affairs through department heads.
They point out, also, that the council-manager plan first was introduced in 1911 in this country, that it is the one recommended by students of municipal affairs who study ways of bettering city government and that hundreds of cities over the nation, including a steadily increasing number in Oklahoma, have adopted and retained the plan.
However, citizens of Ada could, if not satisfied that the council-manager plan proves more efficient, getting more for the tax dollar, return to the older method.
Prospects of favorable Weather also are counted on to help send the vote total soaring.
Eight Die in Four Days Of Long Weekend
Six Fatally Injured On Oklahoma Highways, One Is Drowned, One Suffocated
By The Associated Press
Oklahoma’s four-day Memorial Day holiday brought death to six on state highways, at least one person was drowned and a boy died of suffocation.
In a freak truck-automobile accident at Muskogee, Fred Jemison, an Oklahoma Gas and Electric company employe, lost his life yesterday.
Jemison, 35, was repairing a street light while mounted on a ladder attached to his truck. A car bumped into his truck and he was sent tumbling to the pavement. He died in a hospital of a skull fracture.
Rig Builder Killed
Doris June Flahaut, IO, daughter of Fannie Flahaut, died in an Ada hospital yesterday of injuries suffered when she was struck by an automobile while fishing from a culvert near her Coalgate home.
Frank Dunlap, 38, a Seminole rig builder, was injured in a car crash near Seminole and died soon afterward in a hospital. Dun-, lap lost consciousness shortly after arriving home in his badly damaged car. Highway patrol troopers were not able to locate the scene of the accident, t 13th Motorcycle Fatality
Oklahoma’s 13th motorcycle fatality of the year was recorded with the death of Charles Shaef-fer Jr., 21, Seminole. He died Saturday hight of injuries after he was thrown 25 feet from a motorcycle.
Two other traffic fatalities were recorded during the first two days of the holiday.
A Tulsa man, Doyle Dennis, 29, was drowned in the river below Grand River dam when his rowboat overturned while he was fishing.
A cave he nad dug in a Bartlesville lumber yard sand bin collapsed to cause the death from suffocation of Samuel John Laughlin, ll. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Laughlin, Dewey.
Both Sides Claiming
Victory in Italian
Veling af Sunday
She's Middies' Commencement Queen
Pictured doing her '’school work” is Dorothy Hargrove chosen to as Color Girl at the U. S. Naval Academy’s June Week graduation exercises at Annapolis, Md. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs George C. Hargrove, of New York City, she is majoring in animal husbandry at the University of Maryland. Following his graduation, she plans to marry Midshipman James Burnett Wilson of
Charlotte. N. C.
(IO Maritime Leaden Asking Strike Help from Other Lands
Talk* Continuing on Demands a* Strike Looms Juno 15; Loaders Appeal to Workers of Other Nations
Truman's Emergency Strike Bill Faces Labor's Opposition
Hadley Doesn’t Knew Truman Plan On (ase Measure
Coal Miners Ara on Move
Soft Cool Diggers Returning ta Work, Herd Cool Minors Out on Strike
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A 10-year old Coalgate girl, Doris June Flahaut, died Sunday afternoon in a local hospital of injuries received when she was struck Saturday by an automobile while fishing from a culvert near her home.
Highway patrolmen who investigated the accident reported that she was hit by a car driven by Edward P. Walker, 18, of Ada when it went out of control after colliding with a car driven by Silas E. Williams 22, Coalgate.
They said the Williams car was passing Walker’s automobile when the crash occurred.
Williams suffered cuts and bruises and two passengers, Martha Frances Rosebuck, 19, and Josephine Sevier, 17, both of Coalgate, also were injured.
Pauls Valley Air Enthusiast Dies
Oklahoma—Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; except cloudy with occasional light drizzle pan handle this afternoon; slightly warmer northwest quarter tonight; low temperatures lower to middle 50’s; warmer Tuesday.
MORE, Okla., June 3.—(ZP) -—William Claude Peters, 30, Pauls Valley flying enthusiast injured last Friday when his airplane crashed during an attempted landing on a rain soaked field, died in a hospital here yesterday.
The crash occurred four miles north of Marietta.
William Wood, 37, also of Pauls , Valley and a passenger in Peters’ plane, still was in a hospital suffering a broken nose, fractured right shoulder and cuts and bruises.
Theo Cobb, state highway patrolman, said Wood’s condition was not believed serious.
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Scientists Versus Military on Control Of Atomic Energy
WASHINGTON, June 3.—(ZP)— The fight between the scientists and the military over domestic control of atomic energy shifted to the house today with the scientists apparently holding their senate-won advantage.
The main battle will be fought rn the house military committee, which already is on record in favor of giving the army a controlling voice.
Chairman May (D-Ky) said he expects the bill passed Saturday by the senate setting up a five-man civilian control commission to be referred to his committee probably next week.
‘‘The committee may decide to substitute some of the senate provisions for our own bill,” May told reporters, “but I believe it will insist on giving the military representation on the commission instead of leaving it entirely to the professors.
“It is a matter of whether we want to let the war department, which always has been our defense agency, handle this new power or turn it over to the professors. Personally, I’m for the war department.”
But May’s views are not shared by many of his committee col*-leagues. They split almost even-Y .°n issue of military vs. civilian control when the committee recommended its original bill months ago.
Since then May has not been able to get liis bill out of the rules committee because of powerful opposition to the military control provisions.
The same forces that have tied up the May bill are expected to press for early and favorable action on the senate measure.
Rep. Sparkman of Alabama, demacratic whip and a military committee member, told reporters ne favors house acceptance of the senate bill as quickly as possible.
ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 3.— (ZP)—Government officials declar-ed today that the earthquake which devastated parts of east Turkey Friday probably killed more than 600 persons.
By GEORGE BRIA
ROME, June 3.-—(ZP)—Both republicans and royalists predicted victory by comfortable margins today as Italy completed a plebiscite which will determine whether the nation is to be a monarchy or a republic.
The official verdict will not be announced until after June 7, but first unofficial Returns on the referendum and the concurrent constituent assembly elections were expected after the polls closed at noon today.
“We polled 60 to 65 per cent of the vote,” said Randolfo Paccia-dri, republican leader, concerning the referehdum. However, he conceded that the House of Savoy’s home stretch campaign of last week had cut down republican chances for a more sweeping victory.
Irregularities Charged A highly placed monarchist estimated that King Umberto would be upheld by at least 60 per cent of the voters “if the balloting was regular.” He declared that several instances already had been reported of irregularity at the polls.
While the clear-cut plebiscite issue between the monchary and the republic overshadowed voting for the assembly, observers regarded the latter as equally, if not more important, since the outcome would indicate the extent of Italy’s political swing, either to the right or left.
King Votes King Umberto voted about 45 minutes before the polls closed. A small crowd of last minute voters cheered the king as he entered and left the poling place in *“® fashionable Parioli section. Umberto, bareheaded and wearing a double-breasted gray suit, was accompanied by Falcone Lucifer, minister of the royal household and his campaign manager. There was a minimum of police precautions.
(t Lucifero told newsmen he had reason to believe” the king turned in blank ballots both on the referendum and the assembly election. The king, he said was above every passion and absolutely objective ”
Italian news agency dispatches estimated late last night that 65 to 70 percent of the country’s 28,-000,000 voters had turned out yesterday. Minister of the Interior Giuseppe Romita described the balloting as “perfectly free of incidents.”
Only one election death was reported and that was accidental
By MAX HALL
WASHINGTON, June 3, LTV— AFL Maritime unions appeared to be splitting today on supporting the strike of CIO Seamen and Dock Workers scheduled June 15.
The CIO-dominated committee for Maritime unity said today it has received a pledge from Captain Harry Martin, president of the AFL Masters, Mates and Pilots union, that his members will respect CIO picket lines.
Previously, the CIO leaders had claimed similar support from John Hawk, secretary-treasurer of the Atlantic and Gulf district. Seafarers International Union (AFL)
Political, Says Ryan
On the other hand, Joseph Ryan, president of the AFL International Longshoremen’s Association, denounced the threatened strike Saturday as “political.”
AFL President William F. Green said recently that AFL Maritime workers would fulfill their contracts with ship operators in the event of a strike.
Meantime American’s maritime crisis was taking on a broader international aspect today.
CIO maritime leaders, loosing still another critical blast at President Truman, appealed simultaneously to workers in other lands for help in their shipping strike scheduled June 15.
In this atmosphere, wage and hour negotiations moved slowly along at the labor department. CIO unions and ship operators
prepared to meet again today (IO a. rn. CST).
In the absence of any official report of progress, the one encouraging thing in the situation appeared to be this:
The talks are continuing. Collective bargaining has not broken down.
Meanwhile, something new in labor disputes occurred last night when Harry Bridges and Joseph Curran, kingpins of the CIO’s Maritime unions, sent a cablegram to the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) at Paris.
Leaders Critize Truman In that message they renewed their criticism of Mr. Truman’s assertion that he will operate the merchant ships with the armed forces if necessary. They said the president had “seriously jeopardized” the possibilities for a peaceful settlement.
And they asked the WFTU in the event of a strike to declare any merchant vessels manned by the U. S. government to be “scab ships.” They also asked for any other help the WFTU could give.
The CIO is affiliated with the WFTU (the AFL isn’t). Also affiliated are millions of union members in Russia. Britain, France and other countries. The WFTU executive council has a meeting scheduled in Moscow on June 16-18.
It was not clear today whether the WFTU w'ould—or could— influence the dock members of
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Weekend Robberies Set Polke en Trail
Truck, Hydraulic Jock, Variety of Items Missing In Local Thefts
Ada had a relatively quiet weekend as far as arrests are concerned. There were two picked up for fighting, one for drunkenness and one for possession.
Two thefts were reported Sunday afternoon to the local police. A Luper truck parked at the company dock was entered and the following loot was taken: 4 pr. shoes, I box penicillin, 5 boxes extension lights, I box wire terminals,! box floor mats.
Three pairs of the shoes, three boxes of extension lights, and all but one bottle of the penicillin were found under the dock with the rest still missing.
D. F. Williams, Rt. 2, Ada, told local police that a 3-ton blue hydraulic jack was stolen from his car Sunday afternoon about 4 o’clock as it sat parked near the Ritz theater. The police are investigating both robberies.
Early this morning', Steffens Dairy reported their new 1946 Chevrolet I Mi-ton truck as missing. It was said to have a long, green Dr. Pepper bed on it and police have begun the search for it.
VFW CONVENTION ENDS
SANTA MONICA. Calif., June 3;— WP)—A six pound daughter, Kathleen Bridget, was born today to actor and Mrs. Pat O’Brien in St. John’s hospital.
O’Brien, 48, and his wife, the former actress E]oise Taylor, have three adopted children. They were married 15 years ago.
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OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3, LF)—The Veterans of Foreign Wars closed their state encampment here yesterday by electing W. F. Carter, Ponca City, state department commander to succeed E. W. Vail, Enid.
Other officers elected were W. E. Taylor, Ponca City, senior vice commander; William Berry, Stillwater, junior vice commander; Malcolm Davis, Tulsa, quartermaster; R. B. Thomas, Tulsa, judge advocate; A. L. Walker, Miami, surgeon; Willie Walker, Miami, chaplain, and Lewis J. Bicking, Tulsa, endorsed for membership on the national council of administration.
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Major Helps Wile Gel Settled For Leprosy Treatment
By EELLIOT CRAZE
CARVILLE, La., June 3.—(ZP) —Major Hans Hernbostel helped his wife get settled at the U. S. marine hospital here today, completely happy and thankful that her disease is leprosy instead of cancer or tuberculosis.
They arrived with several other patients last night, after a trip by rail from San Francisco to New Orleans and then by automobile to Carville.
‘ My wife and I are completely happy,” declared the tall, grey-haued marine veteran, who unsuccessfully requested admittance to the hospital to be with his wife. “We feel lucky that her ailment is not cancer or tuberculosis or some other painful malady.”
“And I intend to devote much of my future life to telling the people that leprosy is not so dangerous as commonly believed. I ll be in a position to do so.”
Major Hornbostel said that in about a week he would return to California to obtain a medical discharge. He explained he was Still suffering slightly from beri bori acquired in the Philippines, where he and his wife spent several years together in.Japanese internment camps.
The major expects to return here in about a month and will attempt to obtain employment at tho hospital. There is* a rule against the employment of patients’ relatives, but he says he hopes to get around this ’some way.
Relatives are permitted to visit patients at the hospital from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with added time on entertainment nights.
Doctors said Mrs. Hornbostel would probably begin receiving treatment this week, most likely with Promin, a sulfa drug, or the newer streptomycin**.
KANSAS CITyTjune 3^-(/p)_
Marvin J. Peters, 64. vice-president and general manager of the Dierks & Son Lumber company,
. dljed Sunday after eight months’
By Til* Associated Press
The nation’s 400,000 bituminous miners returneu to the soft coal pits today. 64 days after they laid down their picks and shovels.
And the back-to-work movement promised normalcy again for fuel-starved industries and railroads.
The paralyzed steel industry immediately upped its production rate in the Pittsburgh area to 35 per cent of capacity for this week, although the magazine Steel estimated it would take “six to seven” weeks for resumption of normal output
Steel Workers Recalled
U. S. Steel Corp., hardest hit of the steel firms, ordered a gradual recall of its 41,000 workers id'ed by the soft coal walkout, bvt a company spokesman said it would take several weeks to i get all employes back on their jobs.
Some bituminous diggers went back to the pits Friday and Saturday. AFL-United Mine Worker leaders toured the coal fields over the week-end explaining terms of the new contract that includes a welfare fund and an 18 1/2 cent hourly wage boost.
Few mines today were slated to remain closed.
The soft coal strike began April I and continued unbroken save for a 12-day truce ordered by UMW Chief John L. Lewis. A third of the miners disregarded th? truce and refused to dig.
Hard Coal Miners Quit
Even as the soft coal miners returned to the pits, some 75,000 Pennsylvania anthracite diggers continued idle in a “no contract,
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Mrs. W. E. Harvey Dim at Her Home In Oklahoma (Ny
Mrs. Dora Mae Harvey, 67. wife of W. E. Harvey, prominent rancher of this area, died at her home, 833 NE Sixteenth, Oklahoma City, Sunday night at 10:25 o’clock.
Funeral services will be beld Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Kernke & Smith, 1401 NW Twenty-third, Oklahoma City, followed by bur- rv, . jai in Memorial Park, Oklahoma 306rhteo
Hot ta Midnight, Juno 12, To Act; Lobar Lcodars Talk On Emergency Bill
Surviving are Mr. Harvey, owner of a large Hereford ranch southwest of Ada and formerly having the Ford agency here; a daughter. Mrs. Jack P. Barton, and two grandsons, E. P. and Billy Barton, Oklahoma City; two sisters in Mississippi and one in Florida.
Mrs. Harvey was born in Mississippi and was married to Mr Harvey at Eupora, Miss. Later they moved to Sulphur, residing there several years.
In 1916 they came to Ada where Mr. Harvey had the Ford agency until 1930. He had become interested in cattle and when he sold the agency, he went into ranching on a larger scale.
He and Mrs. Harvey lived for a time at the ranch; for the last seven years they have made their home at Oklahoma City.
Penn Railroad’s Terminals Picketed
NEW YORK. June 3. — WPI _ Striking engineers and trainmen peacefully picketed the Pennsylvania railroad’s ferry terminals in both New York and New Jersey today as well as property of the Hudson and Manhattan railroad—-shut down four days ago by a wage dispute.
Toe Pennsylvania, which augmented its service between New
If;rkY?.nd New Jers®y when 115,-
000 H&M commuters were j stranded by the walkout, was accused of “strike-breaking” tactics by the union.
The pickets w’ere under instructions not to interfere with commuters—only to enlist their sympathy by informing them of ♦he dispute.
Picketing of the terminals, pic-*ets said, might halt operations.
N?rS^Ii]NC^ FOR FRANCIS
NEW ORLEANS, June 3. UPI—
1 he state pardon board denied today an application for clemency for Willie Francis, 18. St. Martinville negro slayer who escaped death in the electric chair May 3 because the equipment failed to function.
The board bv unanimous vote refused commutation of the death sentence to life imprisonment, leaving the next move to Governor Davis to set a new execution date.
WASHINGTON. June 3 —(Arsenate Majorit} Leader Barkier of Kentucky said today after a White House call that he had no idea what President Truman intends to do about the Case strike bill
The measure, imposing curbs on labor unions, has been in Mr. 'Humans hands since congress completed ac tion on it last Wednesday. White House Press Secretary Charles Ross told reporters the president is considering it “from all angles.”
Mr. Truman has until midnight, June 12. to sign or veto the legislation, Ross said adding that the •‘resident was getting a lot of advice “pro and con.”
Murray Asks Vets
A letter from CIO President Philip Murray, calling for a veto of the measure, is on the president's desk but he hasn t had an opportunity ta read it, Ross reported
William K. Jackson, president o* the United States Chamber of Commerce, called at the White House meanwhile to urge the president to sign the bill.
Saying he spoke on behalf of the chamber, he told the pres*-dent the measure “is definitelv ,n the public interest.” His statement contained in a letter left with the president, asserted that congressional action on the bill “reflects a strong public demand for action to minimize work stoppages.”
Barkley told reporters that he and other congressional leaders who visited the White House did not discuss with Mr. Truman the rerate’s action in knocking out of the president’s emergency labor legislation a provision for drafting strikers in government-seized facilities.
Labor Gets Chance
The bill bounced back to the house—straight into a rump hearing called to aid organized labor’s opposition to it. w
Sixteen members critical of the measure—both in its original strike-draft form and as modified by the senate-invited four top union chiefs to the unusual session.
They also called upon all their colleagues to attend the gather-
55gSu Jvhich ReP De Lacy (D.-Wash.) said was designed to stem all this hysteria.” fhe house passed the measure rn week ago Saturday
less than two hours after it was requested by Mr. Truman. The legislators shoved it through un-der virtually unprecedented procedure which by passed committee consideration. The senate parsed the bill early last Satur-2?y *5°™®*- It was cleared through the interstate committee m that chamber, but no hearings were held.
Gives President Broad Powers
As passed by the house, the bill wauld give the president broad power to seize essential plants if T01#* • sj°PPa*es occur and to draft individuals necessary to run them. The senate deleted the draft authority, but left in the P™7UU? take other industries.
tfoth bills require union and management leaders to take •‘affirmative” action to halt work stoppages in plants seized by the government.
The measure now is awaiting boose action again, but Speaker Rayburn (D-Texas) said no conclusive decision is expected until J* ®ast Thursday. At that time th? house may decide whether to accept the senate version or send the two drafts to a conference committee To work out a compromise.
X® Sponger Measure Likely
vs/' J™"1™ told S®n. Radcliffe (D.-Md.) Saturday that the
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