Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - June 5, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year—No. 44
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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Dozens Die In Chicago Hotel Fire ^ena,e
On Draft Law j 1,021-440 Majority
Lasalle Hotel Blaze Scene
Some of 200 Injured Feared Fatally Hurt; Worst Hotel Fire in City's History
CHICAGO, June 5.—UP)—At least 57 persons were killed — many suffocated in their beds without being awakened—today in an early morning fire that jwept through the 22-story La S&Le hotel in the heart of Chicago s loop district.
Fjre department sources estimated about 200 persons were injured.
The first alarm was turned in
J! JI2 35 when most of the 1100 guests had retired for the night. Within IO minutes the first three floors were engulfed in lianes and both of the main stre?t exits from the 37-year-old hostelry were impassable.
Five extra alarms were sounded and more than 300 firemen hatred Inc blaze bringing it under control abjut 3:30 a.m.
Most of those who were burned had been housed on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors’. About the sixth floor, smoke and panic claimed their victims. At least IO persons died as they leaped from their rooms and fell to the street or in a courtwav 29 Not Identified Of the 57 bodies which overflowed the county morgue 26
were listed as unidentified. On many of the bodies there were onlv a few fragments of burned clothing, which crumbled when touched.
In addition three unidentified boches—those of two young boys and a woman—had not been removed from St. Luke's hospital to the morgue 12 hours after the
Marshal Michael Corrigan, caning the fire the worst in his J J years of experience and “one rf the hardest to explain,” said firemen had heard three explo-*Paced about a minute and a half apart, were heard preceding discovery of the fire.
Fire department and Red Cross officials, worbing feverishly Through the earlj morning hours, announced the number of fatalities as firemen made a final search of the ruins for additional bodies. Early, only a few of the Victims had been identified More than 300 firemen’ manning i pieces of equipment, and some _50 policemen aided in I lighting the blaze and in rescuing scores of persons trapped in the 8j3-room hotel, located in the center of Chicago’s financial district at La Salle and Madison streets.
Most of Dead Suffocated
Fire officials said most of the deaa apparent^ had suffocated ofter they were unable to make tneir way to safety through the heavy clouds of smoke which poured into the first half dozen floors. Others lost their lives when they attempted to escape bv jumping. The bodies of several were found on a third floor rear landing.
was effusion inside the o <-vear-otd hostelry as scores of the guests, many of them in their night clothing, ran to open windows, waving bedclothing and screaming for help. Most of the guests in rooms above the sixth floor were rescued by firemen or lied bv way of fire escapes. However. the smoke was reported so dense on the lower floors, scores ^ere unable U grope their way to an exit or to a window to be rescued. The hotel management reported that between 1.100 and J t guests v.ere in the building When the fire broke out.
'IKiet °f Patr°l wagons, all
available ambulances and private automobiles were used to remove the dead and dying to hospitals.
An emergency morgue was set up £i?y ball building, a block
I t* J Red Cross also set up Ars! a.d stations at the scene and a. the city hall and at the several toke1 "bere the injured were
Thousands lined Madison and l-a baile streets and watched the firemen fight the stubborn blaze
and rescue trapped guest s. The -OO policemen, as well as military
Si? and nayy shore patrolmen, Aldea in the rescue efforts.
Fire Commissioner Michael J. Corrigan said the blaze was dis-
5°JYltabout J,2:30 a m- (cdt) in ine lobbv ann flames spread rapidly through elevator shafts. He said although flames shot up th® elevator shaft to the roof of the builaing. most of the fire damage was confined to the lower six floors.
Hereford Tour June 7 and 8
This Tima It's on Invitation of Hereford Heaven Association Ranchers
This year new to the
^c?u.rypicke.aab^dh br2ad at1UFt Worth llo^ Miss Sa,|y McGinley. 17.
Louis, Mo. Hearing of the severe bread Qf f c'Ii CiJ sht* sent to a Mend in St.
thing about it. At right she asks Mr W H Saspbpp P^f’p I i i°Ul she ought to do some-mailed.—(NEA Photo)? * Sasebee’ Parcel Post clerk, Tiow the bread should be
Food Drive On In Ada How
Show Admissions With Conned Food Announced; Citywide Food Pick-Up Mondoy
James O. Braly, local chairman, has designated Monday, June IO, as ‘Pick Up Food Day* for the Emergency Food Collection Drive now under way in Ada.
I* ood to be donated to the drive is to be placed in a conspicious place on the front porches Monday morning so that the Boy Scouts accompanying the pick-up trucks can find it without ringing doorbells. 6
Housewives are asked to remember the 500,000,000 starving men, women, and children in the Eastern Hemisphere when they buy their groceries Saturday morning. The Scouts will ask for one can per person in the family, but it is hoped that many will give more.
What Foods Are Needed Nothing fancy has been asked. Most needed foods are canned milk, peanut butter (in tin cans) fish, baby food, canned fruit, juices, and vegetables. Large cans are,preferred.
If you have a surplus in your garden and would like to contribute food from it, call Mrs. Jessie Morgan, county home demonstration agent, at 2153; the Home Demonstration clubs over the county are canning at least 1,000 cans of food.
Vice-chairman of the drive and chairman of the publicity committee, Mrs. Susan Davison, announces a radio program tonight oyer KADA. Participants will be William G. Harris, Rev. Victor Hatfield, Miss Betty Hughes, Mrs. Virginia Sugg Ramsay and Homer Peay.
Civic Clubs Cooperate
Local civic clubs will dine next week on starvation menus, paying the difference in the cost in jjpod either in cash or canned foods to alleviate hunger in Europe and Asia.
A typical luncheon will consist of I tablespoon of macaroni cooked rn salted water, 2 lettuce leaves chopped and without dressing, I thin slice of dark bread and seven raisins.
On Friday from 1:00 o’clock un-a j o’clock admission at the Ada theater will be one or more cans of food per child and two or more cans for each adult On Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock the admission will be the same at a big show at the Ritz.
Two Pay Fines On
Grand Jury Actions
Two Other Indictments Net Revealed es Arrests Net Yet Made; Much Equipment Soiled at Time Gamblers Arrested
As s result of indictments returned by the recent grand
jury, M. C. (Mike) .Mitchell end W. P. (Pap) Jeter Tuesday
pleaded guilty to gambling and fines of $100 each and costs
were assessed by Judge Tai Crawford, according to County
Attorney Tom D. McKeown. Each paid into the court fund $117.30,
“• Two other indictments were returned, but the accused have
Woman HH br Car Is Recovering; Driver Is Cleared
As the result of a traffic accident that occurred on West Main street about 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Belle Bloom, 67, of 401 West Tenth, is in Cowling hospital suffering from painful bruises and lacerations.
City police reported that she was crossing the street at Stockton avenue and stepped into the path of a car driven by M. M. McDonald, Route 2, Stratford.
They also cleared McDonald of blame for the accident, saying that he swung past the middle line of the street trying to miss the pedestrain, who apparently had become confused after avoiding another, car.
Wednesday morning Mrs. Broom was reported at the hospital to have numerous bruises and scratches and to have a deep cut through the upper* lip and into the cheek. She was conscious, however, and believed in improving condition.
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Telegraph Rales Ie Go Up leon
Long Shot Hoise Wins Epsom Derby
WASHINGTON, June S.-OP)-Telegraph rates are going up IO per cent in about 30 days to meet what the federal communications commission calls Western Union’s “dire reed for additional revenue.”
The commission limited the rate increases to a one year period and also permitted Western Uniort to revise certain classes of service.
After filing revised rate schedules with the commission, the company can. put the new rates into effect on 30 days* notice. They apply to full rate, day letter, night letter, serial and press messages.
The commission’s majority opinion said the increases “are being allowed as an emergency measure to afford Western Union an opportunity to continue and ) improve its operations, x x x In
not yet been arrested and their names are withheld until arrests have been made.
In addition to the fines paid into the court fund, $470.50 and considerable equipment were seized on the raid Friday night and the disposition of these are awaiting a forfeiture order by the district court.
McKeown is investigating the possibility of disposing of the equipment so as to net the county additional revenue. He thinks there is a possibility the equipment may be disposed of in Mexico.
The grand jury adjourned Tuesday after recessing work on Monday; a recess had followed four days of hearings in April.
(•ad Guard, Navy (ounHag Manpower
CG Suspends Discharges To See lf Must Help Man Cargo Ships
brings something je folks who like to visit rn Hereford Heaven—a tour through Hereford Heaven sponsored by the Hereford Heaven Association and not a part of th** annual Oklahoma Hereford Tour.
Some time ago the association members decided they’d like to have their friends spend more tour-time in Hereford Heaven itself.
So the first annual Hereford Heaven Association tour of Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, is the result.
Many Accept Invitation
The Hereford breed^s sent out hundreds of invitations and back ca*J2®. hundreds of acceptances.
This tour will be less rushed and less ‘formal’ than the usual tours. It will take the ranchers and their guests not only to the amous top ranches but through
the backyard portions of Here-ford Heaven where thev will see that Hereford Heaven is a truly great ranching area with fine herds and ranches in addition to the show places and tooted show herds.
, Here’s The Itinerary
The tour starts at McMakin’s Lazy K ranch Friday at 8, moves J?,, Patterson’s Lazy S, to Bill Likens Flying L for lunch, gpes °n to the J. K. Powell, Dr.
T’ £: Wails» Colvert ranches and to Turner Ranch by 4:30.
Friday night at Sulphur there will be a tour reception and din-as guests of the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday the tourists will start with Lester Blair’s Polled Hereford ranch west of Ada, go on to r* p-Carpenter’s near Stonewall,
Jw uC* 5uxt°n and Sons (Horseshoe Ranch) for lunch. visit the W. E. Harvey Ranch and end at the W. A. Delaney, Jr., Lazy D ranch near Ada.
Fay Boost, Teen Aga Resumption Okayed, Then Bill Runs Into Troubla
By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON
WASHINGTON, June 5.—(A*) Senators wearied by hours of wrangling appeared set today to reject a proposal for a “draftless draft —a maneuver designed to block inductions of teen agers.
The senate yesterday voted to resume the drafting of 18 and 19 year olds and senators who want to keep the selective service law intact were confident of defeating any draft “holiday.”
The teen aje draft cleared the chamber by a vote of 53 to 26.
The leadership then put on steam in an effort to get the draft extension bill back to the house
It rammed through. 67 to 4, a graduated pay boost for enlisted men and non-commissioned officers that would give privates and apprentice seamen, the lowest ranks, a 50 percent hike to $75 a month.
Bill Meets Trouble
the bill ran into
VOTE BT PRECINCTS
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But then trouble.
Three republican senators, Re-vercomb (WVA). Wilson (Iowa) and Wherry (Neb.) put forth their substitute bill. It would continue draft registrations and job benefit sections of the present selective serv.ee act but suspend all inductions.
Furthermore, the trio insisted on a chance to debate before the roll was call 'd.
This produced a tempestuous scene with Senators May&nk (D SC) and Tvdings (D-Md) trying to upset the move of democratic Leader Barkley (Ky) to recess the chamber.
Finally after a series of quorum
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calls Barkley was upheld at 9:14 es* V(>te cast was in 4-2, the high p.m. on a rollcall vote of 45 to 17. school box, with 164 for and 15 The draft ant onrrAntl.. against.
Ti e vote was the culmination
Action Boing Speeded to Obtain Governor's Approval, Leading to Council Election, Changa Over in Coveinment
By a more than two-to-one majority, Ada voters Tuesday set aside the form of government which has been functioning here since 1912 and decided to establish the council-manager form of government soon to be put into effect.
The official vote totals were; Yes, 1021; No, 440.
Fourteen years ago a similar^---
proposal was defeated in a close
Voting Tuesday was light dur-ng the first half of the day. It negan to pick up during the noon hour and zealous work of a group of supporters of the proposed ohrrter change during the latter oar* of the afternoon got many more voters to the polls.
Governor’s Approval Next Step
The next step is to secure the approval of Gov. Robert S. Kerr of the charter change, then call-’Dg of an election to select a city council of five men, the election , council and setting up of the altered city government.
This, officials here believe, will require but a hew weeks.
)uick approval of the governor is being sought so that the coun-*> Section can be held in a short yme and the cjiangeover—involving employment of a city manager and city personnel under a reviled organizational set-up— can begin early in the new fiscal year beginning July I.
Five Precincts Said ‘No*
There were five of the city’s ii precincts which turned down the proposal, three of them in Ward 3.
The five precincts in Ward I gave the council-manager proposal an overwhelming majority, he highest percentage margin comung in Ward I. Precinct8 ? with 112 for arid 4 against. Larg-I"*-?- ‘he high
40 IO 37 IS
LONDON, June 5.—(IP)—J. rerguson’s Airborne won the 163rd running of the Derby at
Epsom Downs today.
The favorite, Lord Derby’s Gulf} improve its operations, x x x In
^ second. Tom Lilley’s view of Western Union’s dire need Radiotherapy was third. for Aririitinmai -
Oklahoma—Generally fair to-and Thursday; warmer ex-cep. pan handle; highest Thurs-
U«PPer g in cast 10 bridle yv s in west.
• Airborne was a 50 to I outsider in the betting.
Air?°™e was a length in front of Gulf Stream at the finish.
A huge throng, including the rayol family, who made their first trip to the Derby by rail was on hand for the return of the ancient dassie to Epsom Downs for the first time since the war
Airborne was ridden by T Lowrey, scoring his first derby victory.
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for additional revenue, we are of the opinion that it should have the opportunity x x x to seek relief from operating losses by rate increases.”
Western Union had a $1,000,000 jj-ci* m ^ar°b. the opinion said, adding: “At present rates it ex-to have a loss of about $12,-000,000 for the year 1946.”
The commission said the company “alleged that it is faced with a financial emergency caused by wage awards granted by the National War Labor board on December 29, 1945.”
WASHINGTON, June 5.-(/P)-The coast guard as well as the navy counted its manpower to-da>* as the big question—“Will mere be a maritime strike June *5? —loomed over Washington.
The coast guard sent out stop orders on discharges which it later explained applied only to regular personnel in over-manned ratings who had been allowed to apply for discharge before their enlistment terms were up.
This affects approximately 2,-000, out of a total coast guard strength of 21,000, in ratings now above their authorized peacetime levels. The coast guard said reservists are continuing to be discharged as before.
Naval stations were reporting to headquarters on the number of men on hand with cargo-ves-sel experience.
There was no secret among officials that if the joint strike of CIO seamen and dock workers takes place, the government will have a problem finding qualified men to operate the merchant fleet—as President Truman has promised to do.
With the strike date only ten days off, weary union men and ship operators gathered again at the labor department for more argument on whether the 56-hour week can be reduced for men at sea.
The seamen’s work-week has become the nub of the whole dispute — virtually swallowing up .he question of basic wage increases. These have been demanded but discussed very little to date.
America’s automotive industry celebrates 50 years of progress this spring.
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Relief (or Bread Shortage Seen
Naw Wheat Crop Proving * Big in Oklahoma, Taxes
CHICAGO. June 5, (.P)—Bread ines were forming in most of he nation’s stores and bakeries as the country experienced its worst wheat shortage, but the millers national federation predicted relief in two or three weeks.
However, Herman Steen, executive secretary of the federation, said yesterday “this is the worst week the millers will have” ani added that from 80 to 90 per cent of the nation’s flour mills will shut down for lack of wheat to grind into flour.
Scarcely any city escaped the pinch.
However, two factors pointed to an upturn. They were the new winter wheat crop, running 25 per cent above expectations, coming in Texas and Oklahoma; and a plan by the department of agriculture to divert some foreign relief wheat stocks to the most acute domestic bread shortage areas.
Stfen predicted the shortage would be considerably relieved by mid-to-late July as more of
r«m"ei'}r cr°P reaches the
rni ii^ He said, however, “govern-
p]-a?n f r<?d ttape’” sapping the giain from elevators to mills, get-
“blend” for brea<* k«uI* and delivering the flour to bakeis, all would require a time lag of two or more weeks.
Anyway, ‘ll Worts
Burglar Alarm Goos OH OI Own Accord, Brings Cops, Patrol and Ownor
The draft act currently is operating under a six-week stop gap extension that runs out July I. Its age limits are 20 through 29 but the senate restored the wartime 18 through 44 yesterday, even though the armed services have said they do not want men over 25.
The test found 22 republicans supporting the teen-age induction and 12 against. The democrats
sp]lr 3* ^or Pnd *3 against.
With this out of the way, the senate proceeded to vote the pay increases. These range from the $25 monthly for army privates anci navy apprentice seamen to
$2 for top non-commissioned ranks.
A later voice vote also exempted from induction any man with an honorable discharge who had served overseas for as little as a day, ^ or those who had served within the continental United States at camps or stations for as long as six months.
Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) said this would not exempt young men who had spent all their army time going to school. He mentioned 1,500 dentists who he said have completed schooling and now are wanted by the army.
When and if the senate completes action the entire bill must go back to the house which twice has insisted that teen agers be exempt from induction.
cf a move begun early this year by a group o£ citizens who were convinced that Ada’s city govern-iiient was bogged down in inefficacy of which a considerable part was due to restrictions placed on city officials by the 1912 charter; they also believed that divided authority among three
ha nd?cap°ne FS W3S * def,nite The move worked on through persuasion of the voters to agree to eie it a board of freeholders to consider revision, election of the board its studies and recom-inencations to the voters for the change.
Changeover To Be Complete
The changeover is one that has 2ecv- mac*e by a number of Oklahoma cities of Ada’s class in recent years.
,1,V!nder *5* n«w system the final
hand°"nf ,£r °,‘*y af,airs is in i * , five man council_
elected one from each ward and large—through administer0*1 managed by a city man-
*rJmenC0UnciLwiI1 elect a mayor -rom among its number.
Extensive provision is made in Df’ charter for protection
covenng Purchase peSd,tu.re handling, for auditing, for inventory of city properties. J Cliy
Hitchhiker Leads Officers lo Body
Admits Shot Lubbock Mon, Put Body in Culvert
a JU«d,?y ,n,ght at a*x>ut 10:45 Abe Pollock was called from his home with a report that the burglar alarm in his business establishment, the Smart Shop, had gone off. Mr. Pollock rushed down and found the night watchman, along with several policemen and members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, waiting for him.
After checking everything it was found that nothing was missing and that the alarm must have tripped accidentally. Everyone especially Mr. Pollock, was very much relieved.
_ TULSA, Okla., June 5.—(ZP)— Don Zilar, 23-year-old Miami war veteran, told police today a woman who ga^e him a ride in an
Si11™01”10 drov* off with his $1,400 when he left her to make a telephone call.
SAYRE, Okla., June 5.—(IP)—
The bullet torn body of a man identified tentatively as Arthur Clyde Sanders, 49. Lubbock. Tex.,
(route 6) was found beneath a *r!nne?r here today after,
Sheriff Earl Francis said, a hitchhiker directed officers to the scene.
.Sheriff Francis said the hitchhiker led the officers to the culvert after making a signed statement declaring he shot Sanders, who had offered him a ride to Amarillo, Tex., from Clinton,
Ukla. I “*^*t icguiar meeting with the
The sheriff said the hitchhiker 1 pro?ram, being a 45-minute film said in the statement that the I of the 1945 Wortd
ie ncriirreH whan Series.
Stolen Truck Found, Bike, Automatic Reported Stolen
Police officials reported todaj that the 1946 U/i-ton green Chevrolet truck owned by Steffens dairy that was reported stolen Monday has been recovered in Oklahoma City and is being stored there.
, The negro boy who took it was picked up in Ada driving a 1938 Ford 4-door sedan which he had stolen in Oklahoma City and driven back to Ada. The boy took three tires and wheels from the truck and one from the car and sold them. Police are
searching for these, but they have not yet been recovered.
Pauls Valley police reported that a 1939 grey Ford coach was stolen there about 6 o’clock this morning and was believed to be heading this way. Local police are watching the roads for it.
A 1936 Goodrich boys red bicycle was taken from in front of the Ada theater last night and a robber broke into a small room adjacent to the garage at the residence of George MacRoberts and took a .45 army automatic.
There were three drunks picked up last night and three others were picked up for investigation.
Police calls for the period from May IO to May 31 totaled 328. Amonff these w ere 45 for drunks. 83 complaints, 21 accidents, IO lost children, 41 investigations, 7 prowlers and three fights.
Police Chief Quentin Blake gives a warning to all jaywalkers. Two women have been run over in the last three days while jaywalking, one late Tuesday and one Monday night.
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caid C?nrendi.ng iune 30 are being paid for out of income of the
com,nR year—budget funds hay!
mg been exhausted in the first
nine months of the present fisc”
Baseball Film To Be Shorn Twice
Jaycees See '45 World Series Tonight, Public In-vitad to Thursday Night Showing
Tonight in the Ada highschool auditorium, the Jaycees will have their regular meeting with the
ut irum amy I \
December 31 may trim the pre grim substantially. State Direci or of Veterans Services Milt Phi lips announced.
Phillips’ comment followed conference with Gov. Robert 5 Ken and other state officials H ir.id the program tentative! agreed upon by veterans’ group here Monday would require a least $144,000 for the six-monti period.
W ith new air routes a travel? at reasonable rates, will be ab to make a tnrough trip near! three quarters around the glob from Shanghai to London ( Stockholm in less than 48 hours
shooting occurred when Sanders decided to turn back to Clinton instead of going on to Amarillo after picking him up.
Sheriff Francis said the hitchhiker made the statement when u? Questioned concerning
blood found in Sanders’ automobile, which he w*as driving, when he w*as picked up on a warrant charging him with obtaining money under false pretenses.
The warrant was issued, the sheriff said, w'hen the hitchhiker bought parts for the automobile and charged them to another man.
Sheriff Francis said tentative identification of Sanders was made through papers found in the automobile alter the hitchhiker’s arrest.
The sheriff said the hitchhiker broke down under questioning and made the signed statement, in which he said Sanders was slain Monday night and his body hidden in the culvert.
It is a picture showing the high spots of all the seven games in the series and all Jaycees are urged to attend. Refreshments will ^ served following the picture.
Thursday night the same film will be shown for the public, sponsored by Wr.yne Vickers and Elvan George, with all boys interested in the sport urged to attend and any adults or others who would like to see the film cordially invited to be there.
CLINTON. June 5—UP)—John Kiper, Clinton insurance man and president of the western Oklahoma Hereford Breeders association, has been elected president of the Shortgrass Hereford Breeders. Inc., which embraces 22 northwestern Oklahoma counties.
L. A. Need of Enid is vice president and J. B. Hurst, also of Enid, is secretary-treasurer.
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Th’ proprietor o* th’ Blue Front department store an’ thi ce clerks collapsed yister-day afternoon when a lady customer whispered back that she had plenty o’ nylon*.