Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - June 4, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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AP AVOTES TODAY ON CH ARTER REVISION
Jim Crow Law In New Light
Ruling May Hit 18 States; Press Given New Freedom To Criticise Courts
WASHINGTON. June 4.-(/P)-Southern states looked to their • Jim Crow” laws today in the light of a supreme court ruling brushing aside Virginia’s statute requiring segregation of negroes on interstate buses.
The court in its 6-1 decision. said the Virginia law imposes an undue burden or interstate commerce and therefore is unconstitutional.
Dissenting, Justice Burton said lr. at on yesterday’s precedent similar laws in nine other southern states—North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma—could be held invalid.
May Affect IS States
Likewise, Burton asserted, validity of laws of 18 states which prohibit racial segregation could be challenged since “they differ sharply from laws on the same subject” in other parts of the country. The 18 were not listed.
In two major opinions the tribunal:
1. Gave wide latitude to the press rn criticizing courts, and;
2. Denied congress the right to single out federal employes and fire them by cutting off their salaries.
Case Checked to Congress
Justice Reed's majority opinion in the Virginia “Jim Crow” case somewhat obliquely checked the matter to congress by concluding:
‘ It seems clear to us that seating arrangements for the different races in interstate motor travel require a single, uniform rule to promote and protect national travel.”
While concurring with the majority decision. Justice Frankfurter objected to any such single rule. Frankfurter contended that congress may devise a national policy with due regard to varying interests of different regions ” In affirming the right of newspapers to criticize judicial actions, the court unanimously reversed a contempt conviction‘against the Miami, Han Herald and its associate editor, John D. Pennekamp, which arose out of two editorials and a cartoon published in 1944.
Free Discussion Basic “Free discussion of the problems of society is a cardinal principle of Americanism,” said the court's opinion again written by Reed.
“Discussion that follows the termination rf a case may be inadequate to emphasize the danger of public welfare of supposedly wrongful judicial conduct. It does not follow that public comment of every character upon pending trial or legal proceedings may be as free as similar comment after complete disposal of the litigation
Between the extremes there
are areas of discussion which an understanding writer will appraise in the light of the effect on himself and on the public of creating a clear and present danger to the fair and orderly judicial administration, xxx Freedom of discussion should be given the widest range compatible with tne essential requirement of the fair and orderly administration.”
In a concurring opinion Frank-1 urther said "one of the potent means for assuring judges their independence is a free press” and that criticism “must not feel cramped.”
Similarly, Justice Murphy said ‘ the freedom of the press xxx includes the right to criticize and discourage, even though the terms be vitriolic, scurrilous or erroneous.”
House appl opriations committee members said thev were stymied by the court’s ruling holding as unconstitutional an attempt by congress to fire three government workers for asserted subversive i associations.
British Test New Jet Plane
Citywide Food Collection Set For June IO for Needy Peoples
College Announces Summer Programs;
Some Vets Move In
Food In Tin Cont Boing Gathered for Emergency Aid to Starving Notions
Durant. June 4.—(ZP)—Judge Porter Newman has been erected temporary chairman of a trail organization seeking a local charter in the National War Dads organization.
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The Emergency Food Collection Drive is now on in Ada and all of the more than 15,000 residents will be asked to take part in con-East Central State college sum- Jril?HtinK tanned foods and col-mer program of professional tai- "'"SS ,t.f°r shipment overseas, cnt was announced Tuesday bv u C e date of a clty wide drive Oscar Parker. Aside from the ! r.a!L i n*1 aJS5?uf!?5?J for Monday, p ofessional performers there* will be programs put on by East central students. The paid appeal ances will be as follows:
On June 18. the National Music League trio ^’11 present a concert consisting of ten numbers; members of the trio are Rita La Plante, pianist, John Di Janni, violinist, and Josef Marx, oboist and director. All are nationally tnown and have played with some of the world’s greatest orchestras.
July I and 2 brings Dr. Edward Howard Griggs, internationally known philosopher and lecturer, who will make two talks on each day.
Anglin Sings Here Again John Anglin, negro tenor who has appeared here many times before and who is said to be ‘without question one of the greatest vocal talents of the present time,” will appear July 8.
Tne Deep River negro quartet will come to Ada to give a concert on July 15. These men are stars of concert, radio, stage and theatre.
The last program named was the appearance of Mary Becker, violinist, said to be one of Amer-
•c?'s Jtree ?reatest women violinists. She will be here on July 19 Some Housing Units Ready
Concerning the housing units being constructed at the college,
Mr I arker said that the furniture was already in some of those at the north and that they would be moved into this afternoon but it will be approximately two weeks before the two at the south are finished.
They also expect to finish work on the baseball diamond and practice football fields today and the sites are ready for the additional housing units.
The Veteran’s Guidance Center in the science building has been growing by leaps and bounds and is going to have to be enlarged •.oine more to handle the everincreasing number of vet calls.
you’re wondering what hat ditch is they’re digging aero ss the campus, there is going to be a high pressure water line from Francis avenue to the housing units to furnish them with necessary water.
• Oklahoma—Fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday.
FORECAST FOR JUNE 4-7
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma ann Nebraska—Rising temperature trend Thursday and Friday, followed by little change Satur-cav and Sunday, except slightly cooler in Nebraska on Thursday; temperatures will average 3-5 degrees above seasonal normal except 8-10 degrees above normal western Nebraska and extreme western Kansas; scattered thunder showers Friday, Saturday and Sunday with light amount over district
Warren Lewis Now Critically III
Warren Lewis, son of Mr. and
Lewis, has been taken to the home at 223 South Francis. The last few days, however, he has shown no improvement and is at the last report worse. Effort is being made to get the doctor who treated him while hewas in the army to fly from C hicago to render what aid he
June IO. City trucks and trucks borrowed from citizens will be donated for the day to canvas the town. Boy Scouts will be asked to go with the trucks and pick up-canned foods from every resident in Ada and the outlying residential areas.
Every merchant will have a container in front of his place of business and a Camp Fire girl there to collect food and give information*
Food Canning Planned Mrs. Jessie Morgan, county home demonstration agent, announces that if garden food is brought to her and citizens can furnish money for tin cans her clubs over the county will can it. With money promised for 1,000 cans and donations from farmers in this area, they plan to can at least 1,000 cans. Older Camp Fire girls will assist in preparing food for canning and in running errands. s
In the buildings at East Central there will be placed receptacles for food donated by students.
KADA has donated one hour’s time for the two week’s for publicity. H
On Saturday morning the Ritz
ini?/Ier w * have a big show at 10:00 a. rn. with lots of comedy. Admission will be at least one can of food for every child ani at least two for every adult. On Friday afternoon the Ada theater will charge the same admission. Shipping Is Free When the food is gathered for Pontotoc county the railroads will ship it free of charge to New York City, whence it will be sent to some of 500,000,000 starving ' people, jpost of whom are in vAu3’ Ind*a* aRd Poland.
The Emergency Food Collection Drive has been organized to assist the UNRRA, which can buy food before it reaches the counters in Ada. By assisting the UNRRA, citizens will help 5re*f*tf serious shortages in some m the United States. The most needed foods are milk, peanut butter and fish. Only tin cans can be accepted and peanut butter only in gallon tin cans. After these three items come the vegetables. *
LaGuardia Is Told Stale Fanners Would Dump Wheal
OKLAHOMA*CITY, June 4-(^--Fiorello LaGuardia left for Washington today with the word that Oklahoma wheat farmers were ready to dump their grain * on the ground” unless the government changes its requisition policy.
A committee of 45 farmers told Cardia, director general of UNRRA, that under the requisition policy there is no provision to compensate for future price inci eases. The coouisition order requires at least 50 per cent of a.I wheat delivered at an elevator ne sold to the commodity corporation at ceiling prices.
Spokesmen for the group—Lvle Hague °f Cherokee. Roy Bender of Enid, John Taylor of Mountain \ lew and Fred Percey of Stillwater—said that before Okla-termers would comply with the order they would store their grain in “chicken houses, barns and dump it on the ground..”
ey- char*ed government vith giving southwestern wheat farmers a raw deal by giving northern farmers a 30-ccnt a bushel bonus and higher prices after wheat in this area already had been marketed.
^£J?**Uardia told the grouP at a conference, arranged by Leo W.
bmith, assistant director of the production and fharketing administration for Oklahoma, that he would carry their plea for price protection to congress and President Truman. LaGuardia left for Washington last night after addressing a mass meeting under the auspices of the famine emergency committee.
Senate Takes Up Draft Law
Only Agreement Now In Sight It That Service Mon Should Get More Fay
By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON
WASHINGTON. June 4.—(ZP)— The senate gingerly set itself today for a new try on deciding the future of the draft but the only advance agreement was that th use in the armed forces should get more money.
Senator Gurney (R.-S.D.), floor leader for a proposed extension of selective service until May 15, 1947, told a reporter both house and senate are “certain to approve a pay increase proposal.
Senator Wherry (R.-Neb.), Republican whip who wants to suspend all inductions, said “a majority of the senate is agreed upon pay increases.”
And Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D.-Colo.), who wrote the stop-gaD extension under which selective service is operating until July I, said the “only argument of pay is as to the amount.”
Sen. Johnson Punted Johnson added that he was ‘puzzled” why the senate, after weeks of planning, suddenly put aside the politically-hot draft legislation in midafternoon yesterday under agreement to take •t up again today.
‘‘We could have finished the bill, he said. “There is no reason I know why it should not have neen finished.”
Gurney, made a long speech in favor of continuing selective service until May 15 of next year, with draft of 18 and 19 year olds, not excluded from inductions by demands of a house majority.
Senator Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) noted the lack of peace treaties with Austria and Italy and observed that our armed forces in Europe had been cut to a “very dangerous minimum.”
Substitute Offered Wherry said he expected strong t support for ti substitute he is pressing jointly with Senator rtivtrcomb (R.-W.Va.) It would continue the selective service machinery of registration and classification but all inductions would be suspended after July I, while service pay would be upped to encourage voluntary enlistments.
This wfould keep machinery available for any emergency v°t?d, by the congress,” Wherry said A pay increase will attract all the volunteers that the army
nai7 a,Ld marines say they need.”
I he house, which approved a nine-month extension of the draft w;tn all inductions suspended for five months and ’teen agers exempt, at the same time voted a pay increase ranging from 50 per cent for privates in the army and corresponding low ranks in other services, to IO per cent of all officers.
Large Vote Seen As interest High Here
Change from Three-Commiuiofi Farm to Coancil-Man-agar Flan Being Decided by Citizens at Fells Over City
Mobilising to Operate U. S. Merchant Fleet lf Strike Goos on June 15
“Have you voted yet?”
That has been the opening of many a conversation in ! WASHINGTON, June 4.—(JPV— Ada today, and the inquiry, still being heard, will continue * hlnt~ of new u*»i°n concessions to be timely until the polls close at 7 p. rn. and Ada voters ha\ e registered their decision on proposed city government revision.
Grand Jury Is Adjourned
Returns Four Indictments At End of Doy ond Holf Work This Week
Pontotoc county’s grand jury, which resumed its deliberations Monday morning after being recessed from April, adjourned Tuecday and turned its final report in to Tai Crawford, district Tudge.
The report states that 38 witnesses were interrogated during the four days in April and IO witnesses this w'eek.
The jury is returning four indictments.
The jury recommends to the county attorney definite and specific action after investigating ‘certain matters’ in Allen township relative to law enforcement by local authorities and ‘particularly the activities and conduct of the constable in the City of Allen **
The county attorney. Tom D.
McKeown, in regard to the four indictments which were returned at the conclusion of a day and half of work this week, explained that the names of those in- .. - ____ ________
dieted can not be announced un- !,ire‘ a manager if it finds he
^ By that 7 o’clock hour it is expected that a sizeable vote will have been cast, a vote which, considering the absence of personal races, will be considered a heavy one.
Interest in the proposals for charter revision to switch from the three - commission form of government to the council-man ager form which has become increasingly general over the nation and in the last fewjrears over Oklahoma, has grown steadily in recent weeks.
Indicated Changes Needed Voters in April went heavily in favor of electing a board of freeholders to study the 1912 charter with a view to modernizing it and making it more efficient.
The proposal submitted to the voters today is the outcome of the board’s study, based on charters in use in cities the size and class of Ada. their experience and recommendations, as fitted to Ada s situation today and in prospect for coming years.
The council-manager form has its basis in a council of five men elected one from each ward and one at large: final authority rests m this elected body.
Manager Responsible to Connell The council employs a city manager who selects department heads. These and subordinate workers are approved by the council. The manager has employment authority, however, and is in turn responsible to the council for administration of the city s affairs. The council can
DAILY OIL OUTPUT SLIPS PAST WEEK
TULSA, Okla., June 4, UP>-Daily average crude oil produc-sj!£p.ed back 8,110 barrels to 4,768,010 in the week ending June I, the Oil and Gas Journal reported today.
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Ask Food Be Pill Ahead of Liquor
TARKIO, Mo., June 4, UP)—The United Presbyterian church’s 88th general assembly called upon the federal government today to halt the manufacture of all alcoholic beverages except for medical purposes until the end of the world food shortage.
The assembly closed yesterday with a resolution, embodying the demand, which was sent to President Truman. The delegates also asked Truman to recall Myron C. Taylor, ambassador to Italy and the president’s personal representative to the Pope, on the ground it is unconstitutional for foreign ministers to serve both state and church.
The assembly voted to oppose the extension of the selective ser vice act
Traffic Violations Paying (Ny Wall
Moyor Hot Collected $620 In Fines, With $114 On Traffic Counts
NEW NKG FOR HEREFORD BUUS
Texos Bull Sells for $52,-000—He's Reol Silver Domino 44th
FORT WORTH. Tex., June 4. .•1»>-~_Real Silver Domino 44th sold nr -£52,000 yesterday to break all Hereford sales records at the Silver Crest Hereford dispersion auction on the Dean ranch, 14 miles west of here.
f 2 Herefords sold
for $404,435, or an average of $1,-
Fuller Calloway, textile mill operator and Hereford breeder and owner of the Hills and Dales *Fmrs' La Grange, Ga., 'placed the record-making bid of $52,000.
Chino farms, Churchill, Md purchased the second top animal,
$25000 Domino 408lh for
til arrests have been made.
The jury expressed, in its final report, appreciation for the instructions of Judge Crawford, and for assistance given by Owen J. Watts, assistant state attorney general; Tom D. McKeown, county attorney; Sheriff Clyde Kaiser: the Investigation Division of the department of public safety of Oklahoma, and the bailiff of the grand jury, C. T. Lawson.
Mn. Eva Mae Ragan Is Taken by Death
Funeral ^Services Wednesday; Ado Resident Since 1925
Mayor Luke B. Dodds reported today that a total of $620 in fines has been collected by his office. Of this, $144 was for traffic violations which are here listed:
One reckless driving, 37 double parking, three parking by fire plugs, three for turning around in the' center of the block, five for speeding, two for running stop signs, seven for parking on sidewalks, two for parking in no parking zones, and two for Parkin8#**1 aIleys- H might be added that more than one of the persons who paid fines w*ere city employees.
There were three delinquent stay bonds were collected. There have been ll cases of fighting, 13 arrested on charges of disturbance, 30 drunks, and four investigations, one for stabbing. Three suspended sentences have been assessed.
WASHINGTON. June 4.—(J-P) — Charles G. Ross, the White House ?Jess secretary. said today that Mr. Truman is giving much thought to the selection of a successor to Edward R. Stettinius who resigned yesterday as U. S. delegate to the U. N. security 1 council.
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Mis. Eva Mae Ragan. 65, died at lier home, 514 East Ninth, this morning at 12:45 o’clock. Funeral .services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from Trinity Baptist church, burial in Rosedale cemetery.
Mrs. Ragan was born in Jackson county, Indiana, and was marr ed in 189/ to Mr. Ragan. They moved to their present address in 1925.
She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist church and active I?, **• L. class and the
W M. S. of that church.
Surviving are Mr. Hagan; two daughters. Mu. Jessie Cleo Walicer of Ada and Mrs. Ethel An.aue Howes of -Maywood.. Calif.; a foster daughter Bonita Bevel; two grandsons.
. OKLAHOMA OTY, June 4-(/P)—-Earl Houston, president of the state committee in charge of the Sooner State Dairy Show to be held in Enid Sept. 3 to 7, inclusive, said today interest already evident indicates it will have the largest exhibition of dairy cattle ever displayed Oklahoma.
isn t getting the job done.
The proposals also include much more definite and complete requirements for protecting city funds and for handling of funds and properties.
Station KADA expects to announce final results at 8:15 p. rn. and if they are not all in by that time will make the final figures available later.
This is the first charter-change vote since 1932. *
Opponents of the council-man-ager plan charge dictatorship powers for the manager; those favoring it point to democratic control through the council, to centralized authority of management instead of three-way division of control, to the city’s financial plight which has no improvement in sight under the present setup.
“Have you voted yet?”
Mdain Sell Oui To Reofgaabe Guard
Gen. McLain Assigned By Wor Deportment to Assist In All-Oklahoma Unit
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 4. i.n—The first step toward reorganization of the 45th division as an Oklahoma National Guard unit was taken today when Lf. Gen. Raymond S. McLain, assigned by the war department to aid in the reforming of the guard conferred with Gov. Robert S Kerr on matters of policy.
McLain said he and George Ade Davis, state adjutant general, would work out a plan for reorganization and submit it to the governor for approval later.
It is expected that the 45th will be reorganized as an all-Oklahoma guard unit, although the numerical designation has not yet officially been made.
Much of the 45th of World War II was built around a nucleous formed by the Oklahoma National Guard.
“Well have to start from scratch,” the general said.
“There is now no National Guard whatever in the state, and there isn’t an officer or man on the rolls. All we have are 51 armories and we need at least 85.
The state guard quota in the national defense plan calls for a strength of 14.800 men, a number almost triple that of prewar
“Lots of interest has been expressed, and we’re hopeful that quick re-organization can be carried out.
If the old army men are will-a*d *n *he new setup as they seem to be, we ll be a long way ahead.”
toward settlement of the threatened maritime strike on June 15 came today from President Joseph Curran of the CIO’s national maritime union.
As the navy started mobilizing to run the merchant fleet if necessary, Curran told reporters that a ccmpromise 42-hour week pro* posal “is our latest but not our last ‘offer.”
He did not elaborate, but another spokesman for the union gave this follow-up explanation: “We’re prepared to avert a strike, we don’t want a strike. we re willing to compromise and ?ign a satisfactory agreement. The point is what is satisfactory.’* Gap Still Wide Originally the union asked a IO-hour week at sea instead of the present 56 hours, demanding that each ship carry ten relief workers. Employers said this would be an “insupportable burden * making it impossible for American ships to compete with oreign lines. The new offer cuts the relief crew to 8, but still leaves a wide gap between th# union and employer positions.
federal conciliators are pushing for settlement of the NMU’s demands, hoping this would set a pattern for the six other unions wrapped up in the committee for maritime unity (CMU).
The conciliation conferenco took its first peek into the demands of west coast seamen today behind closed doors, with no rejults immediately report.
Meanwhile the government took pi eparatory steps to run the nations 3,100 merchant ships if tho mid-June deadline goes by without settlement. *
Naval stations were ordered to comb their personnel for men W'lth experience in the merchant marine, and also to line up volunteers among discharged navy men. J
With time slipping away, ship operators and CIO leaders' Harry Bi idges and Joe Curran were negotiating day and night at tho labor department.
Each Side Makes Offers Last night’s session did not w™. up until 15 minutes after midnight. Then U. S. Conciliation Director Edgar L. Warren told newsmen:
L That a temporary deadlock forced the negotiators to turn a-way momentarily from the issuo of a shorter work week for seamen of the CIO National Maritime union and take up instead one of many side issues—t h o number of electricians each ship should carry. The snag over hours developed after the union made two new offers and tho ea^ern ship operators one.
2. That the Pacific Coast shipping industry comes into the negotiations today for the first time. with discussions starting between Pacific ship operators and the Marine Firemen’s union—an independent group.
Two Orders to Navy The navy moved into the fast-developing picture last night, adding punch to President Truman’s promise to keep the ships going even if he had to use the armed forces to do it.
Two orders crackled out to naval stations from the office of the secretary of the navy:
L Commandants were instructed to recruit volunteers from among discharged navy men-, volunteers who would stand by. to be called to active duty on merchant ships if needed. The order said men with deck, radio, and engineering experience are csPe?ialV„.,n demand. Two and a half million Men have been released from tile navy since last August.
‘ No ex-navy man will be called to active duty just now—but volunteers win stand ready to be called if the strike of CIO Seamen and Dock Workers goes on.
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OKLAHOMA CITY. June 4 — -County Attorney Warren Edwards announced he would ask the death penalty after he filed charges of robbery with firearms and assault with intent,to kill against William Peter Samet, 30, New York City.
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