Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 14, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Partly cloudy Panhandle; considerable cloudiness remainder of state tonight and Friday.
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Will Suits, Shorts and Shirts For Men Be in Stores Soon? Only Answer Is—We Hope So
Accuses Cool Management Of Death of Mine Workers, Wrecking Bodies of Others
WASHINGTON, March 14. UP) —John L. Lewis stood dramatically before a conference of United Mine Workers apd soft coal operators today and read an “indictment” accusing the industry’s management and stockholders of making “dead” 28,000 mine workers.
The UMW chieftain called for a standing vote of the 250 members of the union’s policy committee attending the conference as to whether they wanted to join in the indictment. There was no dissent.
Lewis made his charges in support of the UMW’s demand for improved working conditions in the coal pits. The demand was one of nine submitted to Bituminous coal operators at the start of contract negotions two days ago.
_ Operators Silent There was no immediate comment from operators. However, they will have the opportunity to reply later. Lewis’ statement, which he termef an incident, said:
“We accuse by the record, that #he management and stockholders of the Bituminous coal industry in a period of 14 years have, through mismanagement cupidity, stupidity and wanton .neglect, made dead 28,009 mine workers.
“We accuse by the record, that in the same period the same management and stockholders have, for the same reasons, violently mangled, churshed and shattered the bodies of 1,004,000 mine workers.
"We accuse by the record, that the industry does not bury its dead nor bind up the shattered bones and the mangled flesh of its dead nor bind up the shattered bones and the mangled flesh of its victims in any adequate, humane or modern sense.”
Lewis also accused the management and stockholders of exploiting “the families of the dead” and practicing “extortion upon the yet living victims of its industrial violence.
“We accuse by the record,** ho added, “that the industry extorts annually from the pay envelope of the mine workers $60,000,000 for pseudo, hypothetical and substandard medical service, hospitalization and insurance of an actual value of less than one-third of the aforesaid $60,000,000.”
He challenged the industry to a “point by point” answer of the charges and shouted:
“We demand abatement of this slaughter.
“We demand cessation of the accompanying extortion.”
His statement came after a morning session devoted largely to the reading of affidavits of accident victims in support of his demand for improved safety rules and compensation laws.
Philippine Puppet President Indicted
MANILA. March 14, <JPi— Joseph Laurel, president of the puppet Philippine republic and five members of his Japanese-sponsored cabinet were indicted on charges of treason today.
Topping a long list of others' charged with collaboration as commonwealth prosecutors worked at top speed to complete filing more than 4,000 cases before Monday's deadline were:
Jorge D. Vargas, the late Philippine President Manuel Quezon’s secretary who became chairman of the Japanese-controlled executive commission and later was puppet ambassador to Japan.
Two of Philippine president Sergio Osmena’s sons by his first marriage: Nicasio and
Quinton Paredes, puppet minister of public works and commu-niations and now a candidate for the Philijpines’ first independent legislature.
Benigno S. Aquino, speaker of the occupation assembly, and several puppet cabinet members.
Laurel, Vargas and Aquino are held by allied authorities in Japan. Paredes is free on bail.
ANDERSON TO CALIFORNIA
PONCA CITY. March 14.—(JP) —Wilton T. Anderson, chairman of the department of business at the northern Oklahoma Junior college, Tonkawa, has resigned to accept an appointment as associate professor of accounting at Armstrong college, Berkeley, Calif.
By JAMES MARLOW
WASHINGTON, March 14, UT) —What about suits, shorts and shirts for men? Will the stores have them soon? If so, will they keep getting them?
There’s just one honest answer: Let’s hope so. No one, inside or outside government, can speak positively.
We’ve heard rosy stories about those things before .and were disappointed. We may be again.
Who’s to blame for the shortages? The manufacturers? OPA? CPA (the civilian production administration)? Or all three?
It would take a congressional investigation to find out.
Went Up, Not Down
Last April OPA Boss Chester Bowles happily predicted men’s clothing, generally, would drop five to six per cent in price.
Instead, since then it s gone up at least five per cent. This figure is from the government’s bureau of labor statistics.
Take suits first. What caused the shortage in them? Here are some reasons:
1. By war’s end, little weaving of men’s suits was being done.
2. When the war ended, time
was needed machines.
3. Army and navy men, rapidly discharged, needed suits. They bought what they could, put a dent in the stories' scanty supplies.
4. Manufactures complained of OPA price controls, said they couldn’t turn out suits at OPA prices.
5. Manufactures gave wage increases. Then they cried louder for better OPA prices.
6. It seems apparent, government and clothing industry men say, that manufacturers hoarded some suits, keeping them for better OPA prices.
What's The Remedy?
What’s the remedy?
OPA eased up on prices last weekend, says this generally won’t mean higher prices, just higher prices in some line% lower in others.
Meanwhile the government (CPA) turned over to the suit-makers enough cloth for 3,000,000 medium-priced suits in the first three months of 1946.
What's the result going to be?
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Reserve Champ Barrow Here Is Grand Champ at Tulsa Show
Jim Chaddkk, Wewoka FFA, Takas Top Honors; Others Place; Grand Champ Barrow Hora Competing at Ardmore
Jim Chadick, Wewoka FFA member who showed a Du-roc barrow that was reserve grand champion at the livestock show here earlier this week, put his best foot forward Wednesday to show the grand champion barrow at the Magic Empire Livestock show at Tulsa.
- ♦ Some of the animals exhibited
at the Ada show are being added
Agreement Ends Strike OI GE Workers
Involves 100,000 Union Members in 16 States; IB} Cant Boast Is Basis
NEW YORK, March 14.—(JP)— A wage boost of 18% cents an hour formed the basis today of a u n i o n-management agreement settling the strike of 100,000 CIO United Electrical Workers Union members in General Electric plants in 16 states.
Formal ending of the walkout, which began Jan. 15 and which has held up production of a large part of the nation's supply of industrial and home electric appliances, hinged upon ratification of the pact by the union membership.
Union leaders expressed the hope last night that this process would be completed in time to
U. Si Learns Three Russian Forces Are Moving In Iran
permit resumption of work Monday. But leaders of locals in and Bloom-
Oklahoma—Partly cloudy Panhandle; considerable cloudiness remainder of state tonight and Friday, but no rain likely; continued mild tonight and east Friday: lowest tonight 40 Panhandle; 50-55 remainder of state; colder west Friday afternoon.
J. E. Williams, Ada Business Nan Since 1921, Is Dead
J. E. Williams, who came to Ada from Shawnee in 1921 to become manager of the then newly organized Retail Merchants Association and remained at its head until he retired Dec. I, 1944, died at a local hospital Wednesday about 7:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian church, Dr. A. Lin-scheid officiating, assisted by Rev. James O. Michael; burial will be at Fairview cemetery, Shawnee.
Mr. Williams was born in 1867 in Kentucky. He moved to Shawnee in November of 1902 and operated a grocery business. At the time he decided to come to Ada he was, in addition to being a grocer, secretary for the Shawnee Retail Merchants Association.
After selling the business here late in 1944 he retired from active business life but continued as he had been for many years a faithful member of the First Christian church.
He is survived by Mrs. Williams and a daughter. Miss Golden Williams, 209 South Francis; a sister, Mrs. Emma Fulkerson of Kentucky.
Winters and Behen Are Free on Bend
Chargee of Assault And Battery With Dangerous Weapon Followed Highway Incident
Oneal Winters and Floyd Bebee made bonds Wednesday and were released from county jail after being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. James W. Dillard, a third member, is still in county jail as he did not make bond.
^Bonds for Winters and Bebee amounted to $500 each; they were connected with an incident that occurred early Sunday morning near Stonewall.
In addition to being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Dillard is also charged with assault with intent to kill. The bond for the first charge was $500 while the second amounted to $1,000.
The date for the three preliminary hearings was set for 2 p.m. next Wednesday.
Dillard is still in county jail.
Enochs(barged In Possession (ase
Frank Enochs, charged with illegal possession of tax paid whiskey, was bound over to district court Thursday morning after he entered a plea of not guilty in the Franklin Bourland justice of the peace court.
County Attorney Vol Crawford said that the case should appear in the next term of district court.
Enochs was released when he made $1,000 bond.
to the winning list at Tulsa with Lynn Harber, Seminole FFA, winning the light class with his Poland China barrow.
Men who know hogs predicted that barrows exhibited here would be among the best in the state and they were not wrang in that prediction.
It might be interesting to note that the grand champion barrow of the Ada show did not go to Tulsa, but was taken to a district show at Ardmore where judging was scheduled to begin Thursday morning.
Bill Brown, Seminole FFA, showed a second place Poland China barrow at Tulsa, but didn't even get in the money here.
Most of the barrows that placed high here also placed high at Tulsa and local hog raisers say that so fir the barrows stood in Ada so will they stand at other shows in the state.
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Autos Damaged; Two Traffic Arrests Made on Highways Near City
Jessie Wilmoth, driving a 1939 Pontiac coupe, and R. I. Pruitt, driving a 1940 Chevrolet coach, both of Pauls Valley were involved in an accident early Thursday morning about six miles west on Highway 19.
Highway Patrolman Cy Killian investigated the accident, in i#hich about $300 damage were done to each of the cars.
Patrolman Killian said that the cars met in almost a headon collision. The accident occured during a heavy fog.
Two traffic arrests were made Wednesday and Wednesday night by Trooper Killian.
Raymond Milligan paid a $5 fine and costs after entering plea of guilty to driving a car with improper lights. He was arrested on State Highway 12.
George Tiner was arrested north of Ada and charged with violation of the rules of the road.
Both of the traffic incidents were filed in % the Percy Armstrong justice court.
Knife Wielding Leads lo Charges
Woman Accused of Assault With Intent to Kill
Charges of assault with intent to kill were filed against Hazel Wilson, a negro, in the Franklin Bourland justice court by Vol Crawford, county attorney, Thurs-fday morning.
The woman is alleged to have made an assault on O. D. Clark, another negro, with a pocket knife.
Officials said that she used a large pocket knife to cut Clark about the neck and throat.
She entered a plea of not guilty in court Thursday morning, and March 21 at IO a.m. was set as the time for the preliminary hearing.
Her bond was set at $750, which she had not made late Thursday morning.
ay. But leaders of locals in Bridgeport, Conn field, N. J., said that picketing of GE plants in those cities would continue until the agreement had been ratified.
The wage increase will not become effective until it has been approved by the National Wage Stabilization Board, according to Albert J. Fitzgerald, US president, and E. D. Spicer, company vice-president.
General Electric and the union agreed there would be no discrimination against any employe.
The wage increase, the joint statement said, will be for “all employes represented by UE,” but later it was said a similar increase would be given employes represented by other bargaining units. Several small AFL and independent unions have organizations among General Electric employes.
Friday Is DeadHm Far Hiking Those
hmm Tax Betons
On the calendar tomorrow will be Friday, March 15.
For quite a number of people it will be “Deadline.”
Or maybe it should be “Deadlines.”
It’s the final date for filing income tax returns—along with payments if the taxpayer owes something—for federal and state revenue inspection.
It’s also the final date on which residents of Pontotoc county can apply for homestead tax exemption and also file intangible and personal property assessments. A penalty of IO per cent goes on the last two automatically if the taxpayer is delinquent about it.
The U. S. internal revenue office on the top floor of the postoffice building is a busy place now.
Each year it handles from 3,-000 to 5,000 federal income tax returns. Last week and this week three men are working to help the “returners” and they expect to remain in the office and available into early Friday night. The deadline for filing those federal income tax returns is midnight of Friday^
MARSHALL SCARES OFF ROBBER
LEROY. Kas., March 14, UP)—Marshal George French engaged in a gun battle early today with a man who, the officer reported, apparently was trying to break into the First National bank of LeRoy —an institution held up a week ago.
The man made his escape in an automobile, French said, adding that he believed he wounded him in the leg.
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S.H. 13 Work Tied Up In PRA Refusal
Among 13 Frtjtcts HM Up on Grounds Contractors' Prices Tao High
By GENE POTES OKLAHOMA CITY. March 14, OD—The state highway commission was in the dark today as to its future steps in carrying out the big 1946 road construction program, pending the next move by the federal public roads administration in fixing a cost ceiling on construction.
The PRA has refused to concur in 13 Oklahoma projects, involving expenditure of about $1,-000.000 on grounds the contractors* price were too high in comparison with 1940 construction rates.
The contracts in question were granted by the commission following receipt of bids Feb. 12 but were subject to PRA approval, since federal money was involved.
All-State Jobs Go Ahead (Contracts on numerous projects financed completely by state money, included in the same letting, nave been let and work will go ahead, since the PRA has no interest in them. Commission Vice-Chairman J. Dewey Clemens said.
As to the future of the 1946 federal-state road program, Clemens said, “we’re just feeling out the situation now. trying to find some kind of guide to go by. We are liable to meet the same difficulty in the future as now, unless something is worked out” Construction Cotta Involved The PRA, he said, is trying to work out a system of ceilings on construction.
The administration ordervwith-held temporarily concurrence on projects on which construction costs were as much as 35 per cent higher than in pre-war days.
Clemens said the next big state road letting is scheduled tentatively for April 23. but it is not possible to say yet how the PRA action will affect that letting.
Most of the projects are on the list are farm-to-market roads and while they involve much federal money, there is no 1940 basisfor comparison, he pointed out.
The federal farm-to-market program was not underway in 1940.
The 30-day period since bids were received on the questioned projects expires today.
May Yet Grant Contracts Under the law, contracts must be let within 30 days after receipt of bids, but Clements said that since the PRA action is beyond th® control of the commission, the state board may not yet be barred from granting the contracts if ultumate PRA approval is received.
The PRA order was not confined to the Oklahoma program a-lone, but was a nation-wide action in an effort to hold down construction Clements said.
Costs reports in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas were similar to those in Oklahoma, he added.
Oklahoma contracts held up as a result of the action include: Pontotoc county—S. H. 13, 6.5 miles of grading and drainage northwest of Ada, Stone, Long and Falls, Durant, $91,991; S. H. 13, 6.5 miles of grading, drainage northwest of Ada, Stone, Long and Falls. $96,604; S. H. 13
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Goering Testifies in Nuernberg
Campus Couple Met in Algiers, Both Have Praise for Red Cross
There ii a couple on the East Central campus whose romance reads like a fantasy. Theirs was a “military” love affair culminating in an international marriage in Algiers.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Richeson, both civilians again, have returned to college. Both expressed appreciation for the “swell job” done by the Red Cross overseas.
The girl in the story was a WAC in 1943, a native of Pennsylvania, doing stenographic work in a headquarters company in Algeries. The suitor was a master sergeant in the Army’s Psychological Warfare branch, working in a shortwave radio station in Algiers.
They met in June of 1943. In April. 1944, they were married.
Marriage Well Certified
The couple was married twice, once in a French civil ceremony (Algiers is a French North African colony), and once in an American military ceremony.
They received five certificates of marriage, but as yet, none is recorded in this country.
Pete Richeson was later commissioned in Italy.
Ha said of the Red Cross: “The
Hermann Wilhelm Goering, former Chief Marshal of the Nazi Reich and No. 2 man to Hitler, tells of pact with Hitler which he made in the early 1920’s. Goering is on trial, with other high ranking Nazis in Nuernberg, Germany.—(NEA Radiophoto).
Goering Sent Young Airmen To Spain lo Gel War Experieme
Claims All Credit far Luftwaffe, Assumes Responsibility For Anti-Jewish Decrees, Defends Blind Obedience
By NOLAND NORGAARD
NUERNBERG, March 14.—(AP)—Herman Goering testified before the international military tribunal today that he asked Adolf Hitler to send help to Generalissimo Francisco Franco during the Spanish civil war “to prevent the spread of communism and to try our young air force experimental^ ly.”
Red Cross was very active whenever the Army went. In Algiers the Red Cross established a big club which served ice cream, coffee, mot chocolate. Soldiers had access to the reading room, filled with newspapers, periodical, and magazines. Showers and beds were available at any time for us. Also the Red Cross was active in conducting tours of educational interest.”
Mrs. Richeson commended the organization: “The Red Cross did a swell job for the men and overseas. In Algiers, North Africa, the American Red Cross sponsored an Allied Service Woman’s club building for the service women and their guests, the various rooms containing piano, radio, magazines, games, cards and a snack bar where you could get hot or cold drinks and sandwiches. The club also had showers, beauty parlors and sewing rooms for use of the service woman.”
Pete Richeson is completing pre-law studies at East Central now, and Mrs. Richeson is employed in the administrative offices of the college. The former officer is a native of Henryetta.
Britain Not Moving To Put Own Troops Back Into Iran
LONDON, March 14.— UP) — Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin declared today Britain would “regret” any settlement between Russia and Iran which “appeared to be extracted” from the Tehran government under duress while Soviet forces are still occupying the country.
• Bevin told the house of commons that despite the continued presence of Soviet troops in Iran the British government had taken no decision to put British troops back in the troubled area.
“Nor,” he added, “have his majesty’s government taken any steps to open negotiations with the Iranian government for the return of British troops.
British troops, evacuating Iran March 2 under the Anglo-Soviet-Iran treaty agreement, moved across the border into Iraq.
Reviewing the Iranian situation up to the date of the agreed withdrawal, Bevin declared the British government had received the “most categorical assurances” from Generalissimo Stalin and the Soviet government that Iran’s integrity would be respected.
“We were assured,” the foreign minister added, “that there was no intention of taking aggressive action against her (Iran).”
“It is very difficult for his majesty’s government to understand the present policy of Soviet Russia in this matter” Bevin declared, “and even more difficult even to believe that all their assurances are not going to be fulfilled.”
Bevin made his statement in reply to a question by Anthony Eden, acting leader of the conservatives and former foreign minister. Bevin said Britain had agreed in the United Nations security council for Russia and Iran to settle their differences by direct negotiation “on the clear assumption” that existing treaty obligations would be fulfilled.
“His majesty’s government,” he said, “would regret any settlement which appeared to be extracted from the Iranian government under duress while the Soviet government were still in occupation of part of Iran.”
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“At that time,” said Goering of nazi intervention in Spain, “I had an opportunity to see if we had the proper equipment, and I saw to it that the personnel got some experience.
“Young men continually went and returned.”
He said Franco asked for aid, “particularly air aid.”
Goering, resuming direct testimony in his own behalf, boasted that his Luftwaffe was responsible for the swift conquest of Poland, “just as the American airforce assured the allied victory."
Couldn’t Get Long-Range Bombers He confirmed that he ordered the nazi aircraft industry to develop a bomber capable of flying to the United States and back, insisting that they do this work “expeditiously in case America entered the war.”
The lack of aluminum and technological planning caused him to forego development of long-range four-engine bombers, Goering said.
He said that in planning the air force “I had to ascertain who
Small Mobile Columns Used
Ona Column Hear Iranian Capitol, Another Moving Toward Turkish Bordar
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER AP Diplomatic Writer
WASHINGTON, March 14 — (ZP)—The United States government is continuing to receive reports of extensive Russian troop movements in Iran, a state department official said today.
The department is not officially releasing the contents of these reports at this time, but it can be stated in general that they show three Russian forces of strong but not massive size distributed about as follows:
May Plan Government Comp
One column at Karaj, 23 miles from Gehran, Iranian capital where, American officials believe, a leftist coup may be planned by T)udeh (communist) party leaders to install a pro-Soviet government under the sponsorship of the Moscow command.
Another column has passed the town of Marand north of Urmia Lake and turn toward Rho! in the wild country of Kurdish tribesmen along the Turkish border.
The third column at Mianeh, south of the communication center of Tabriz, and in position to go either toward Tehran or toward the Turkish-Iran border.
Kurdish Uprising Possible
Because of the nearness of tha forces to the area of the Kurds, who inhabit a three-nation area centered around the frontier juncture of Turkey, Iran and Iraq, there is strong speculation here that one major Russian objective may be to launch a Kurd* ish uprising which would simultaneously involve all three of th# middle eastern countries.
Of the reports which have come in Michael J. McDermott, state department press officer, would say only that they had been received and that they continue to bear out the information given correspondents earlier this week when the state department announced dispatch of a note to Moscow asking what Russia is up to in Iran.
Forces Are Mobile Striking Unite
From other sources it was learned that the best available evidence is that the Russian forces are not in the nature of massive armies but small mobile striking units of tanks and caval-on missions which the Ruins have not yet disclosed.
The Russian go-it-alone policy had diplomatic authorities concerned lest the whole job of writing the peace for World War ll be imperiled.
Mrs. Mason Ingrain Dies al Hone Hen
Had Bean Seriously III Far Soma Time; Funeral Saturday
Mrs. Lodia Bel Ingram, wife of Mason Ingram, died at the home, 511 West Twenty-second, Thursday morning. She had been seriously ill for some months.
Funeral services will he held Saturday at 2 p. rn. from the First Baptist church, burial in Rosedale cemetery.
Mrs. Inram was bom at Mena, Ark., the family moving to Hugo when she was a small girl. Surviving
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chief opponent was Russia, but of course England, France, and Italy had to be considered.”
The Luftwaffe was developing jet aircraft even before the war, he said, adding proudly, “I am solely responsible for rearmament of the air force in every way.”
Responsible For Anti-Jew Decrees
Goering also accepted “full and complete responsibility” for all anti - Jewish economic decrees
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Jones Seems Due In Governor Campaign
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 14. —(ZP)—H. C. Jones, collector of internal revenue, today appeared to be a virtual candidate for the democratic nomination for governor after Robert M. Rainey, Oklahoma City attorney, announced he would not run.
“I have been considering the race seriously,” Jones said. “I will make a statement as soon after Friday (the deadline on federal income tax returns) as I can get my house in order.”
Rainey disclosed his decision not to run yesterday. Although the interests of the two men are not connected, they would pull support from the same groups.
cr, Mrs. Bonnie E. Wright, Hugo; three sistrrs, Mrs. Ethel Kendrick of Ohio. Mrs. L. M. Griffin of Hugo and Mrs. J. W. Eccles of Mississippi; four brothers, James P. and R. H. Wright of Hugo, Allen Wright of Oleths tad George Wright of Indiana.
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Th’ Blue Front drug stors wuz robbed shortly after noon yesterday while th* pharmacist wuz washin*
Newt Lark has loaned Ta bootlegger t’ Bud Tate till he gilt back frua Texan.