Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 17, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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42nd Yew—No. 284ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MASCH 17, ISM
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Russia to Be Asked to Help Furnish Food
World Short light Million Tons of Cereals Through Juno, It Estimate
By SIGRID ARNE
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., March 36.—(ZPT—The Soviet Union will be asked to share its cereals with its neighbors if the UNRRA session here follows the recommendations made today by the combined food board—made up of the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
The projected request to Russia was made known by the board in a report on world food supplies presented to the United Nations relief and rehabilitation administration session.
Up to the present Russia has been on the receiving rather than the giving end of UNRRA aid because it was invaded, but a recent story—so far unsubstantiated by any reports to governments. or to UNRRA—said that Russia was prepared to sell several hundred thousands tons of wheat to France.
The world’s food experts are now engaged in a search for cereals and the implication in the story that Russia does have cereal supplies she does not need led to the recommendation that the Soviet Union be asked to share her supplies.
The combined food board’s report on food supplies said the world is apparently short some 8,000,000 tons of cereals through June—or, that available supplies are only about 60 percent of the world’s needs, even at reduced rations.
Soviet delegates at the session here have announced that they will continue their protests over UNRRA’s aid to refugees in western Europe who are reluctant to return to their homes in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and the U.S.S.R.
In a brief organizational session today, UNRRA approved the delegations from 43 nations. Four which are members, have no delegates here—Chile, Ecuador, Iraq and Paraguay. The session also granted Italy the right to have observers here. *
Hi rec Killed In Bristow Wreck
Train Hits Gasoline Truck, Big Fire Results
BRISTOW. Okla., Mar. 16.—(ZP) —Three men burned to death and a fourth man was in a hospital seriously injured tonight as a result of a railroad crossing crash that halved a trailer tank and almost instantly sent 4)600 gallons of gasoline up in flames.
The dead were L. E. Wham, Oklahoma City, train engineer; Elbert A. Coulter, 24, Oklahoma City truck driver, and Jack Reilly, 43, Oklahoma City relief driver.
Guy Dennis, Oklahoma City, fireman on the train, was in a hospital but had a chance to recover, physicians said.
The collision wrhich sent fire and smoke billowing 200 feet into the air, occured at Hie north edge of the city where a road from the Wilcox Refinery crosses Frisco railroad tracks.
The engine, mail and baggage cars of the second section of the Frisco Meteor passenger train were damaged, railroad officials said, when it and the freshly loaded truck came together. None of the passengers was hurt.
Both train and truck were enroute to Oklahoma City.
The two men in the truck died almost at once. Wham, the engineer, died later in a hospital.
Bobby Sells Steer Af $2 Per Pound
TULSA, Okla.. March 16, UPV— A total of approximately $130,000 resulted from the auction of animals taking top honors in the magic empire 4-H and FFA livestock show here,’ it was announced today.
The auction averaged more than 29 cents per pound for the 125 steers sold, tppped by the record $2 paid for the grand champion Aberdeen-Angus to Bobby Cooper, Mead 4-H club. Cooper’s animal was bought by R. Otis Mc-Clintock, president of the First National Bank and Trust Co.
Space for Rent—No Ceiling
An enterprising property owner hopefully displays a “for rent” sign on what is left of a Manila store building, reduced by bombings to only a shell. Manila, once proud “Pearl of the Orient” with modern, glistening buildings and spacious boulevards, is beginning to rebuild with temporary wooden structures. These will be replaced later by concrete and steel buildings when materials are available. Photo by Dave Davis, NEA-Acme correspondent.
City Election Fever Is Going Up Rapidly
Interest Soaring in All Three Commissioner Rocos, Beginning to Develop in Ordnance on Freeholder Board
Tuesday is election day in Ada.
March 19 will bring the voters to the polls in the city primary and there they will settle the matter of who’s to be in charge of the city’s government for the coming months— that is, unless a run-off is necessary in any of the three races.
It also gives the citizens here
Iranians In Reversal Of Their Abrin
Say Na Danger ta Tehran, Deny Prom it* af Fight Ta Last Mea
TEHRAN, March 16.—WI—A reliable source said today 3.000 Russian troops now were concentrated at Kara J, 20 miles northwest of this capital, but the Iranian director of propaganda declared “there is no danger to Tehran.
Earlier today. War Minister Ahmed Sepehod Amir Ahmedi denied he tolds a news conference Thursday that the Iranian army would fight “to the last man” if Soviet troops moved on Tehran. He said his remarks were “completely misinterpreted” by a war department interpreter.
A dispatch to the newspaper Meryar Melli from Maragheh, 300 miles northwest of Tehran, said Soviet garrisons had been established at the desert villages of Takah and Shaindej—between Maragheh and Mianen 80 miles to the east—where Soviet columns were reported in motion several days ago.
The dispatch added that the Russians were loving back into railway point} recently evacuated south of Mianeh ”
Reports reaching here last night said Russian units advancing south around Lake Urmia near the frontiers of Turkey and Iraq, had reached points 60 miles southeast of Saujbulagh, seat of the semi-autonomous Sheikdom of Kurdish Chief Ghazi Mohammed.
Prince Firouz, propaganda director and political undersecretary of state, told newsmen: “There is no danger to Tehran The Russians have been in the country 4 Vt years without attacking us. There is absolutely no threat of attack here now/'
The following voting places have been designated for the Ada city primary election of Tuesday, March 19:
Precinct I — Court-
an opportunity to okay a move to have a freeholders board to study the city charter of 1912 for revision or amendment
I. Precinct 3
OTTAWA, Kas., March 16, —A quiet title suit in country court has revealed that the town of Le liOup, nine miles northeast of here, is living under an alias. Its real name is Ferguson, the records show, with all real estate titles and legal papers using the name Ferguson.
Oklahoma: Generally fair Sunday and Monday, warmer Monday.
Ward I. Precinct 2—500 East 15th.
Ward I. Precinct 4—Prince-Al-ton, 315 East Main.
Ward I. Precinct 5—800 East 13th.
Ward 2. Precinct I—Service Chevrolet, 200 East 10th.
Ward 2. Precinct 2—Willard School
Ward 2. Precinct 3—D risk ill Store, 319 North Mississippi.
Ward 3. Precinct 1—231 West 6th.
Ward 3. Precinct 2—Glenwood School.
Ward 3. .Precinct 3 — Irving School.
Ward 3. Precinct 4—707 West 7th.
Ward 4. Precinct I—Convention Hall.
Ward 4. Precinct 2 — High School.
Ward 4. Precinct 3—Washington School.
Ward 4. Precinct 4—Free Will Baptist Church, 15th and Ash.
(IO ll aw'Workers Vote favorably
First Local Overwhelmingly For New Agreement
DETROIT. March 16, (ZP*—The first CIO United Auto Worker* local to vote on the strike settlement agreement with General Motors approved it overwhelmingly today, according to the local president.
Members of Cadillac local 22 of Detroit marked 1,200 favorable ballots to two unfavorable, President David Miller said.
The majority of the union’s 96 GM locals in the nation were scheduled to vote Sunday on ratification of an agreement reached Wednesday giving them an 18^ cent hourly increase and other benefits.
The national settlement terms were approved Friday by the 200 man conference of union delegates. Locals, however, were authorized to remain on strike if local grievances were not settled.
Meanwhile, company officials and union officers pushed meetings in efforts to reach an accord on the plant level differences. Chief among them, according to union members, are questions of seniority in the assignment of shifts and the piecework system.
Union officials predicted that a majority of locals would approve the contract before Wednesday, clearing the way for a return to work order.
Corporation officials said the vanguard of workers would be in the plants before the end of the week if the contract is ratified. They expect to resume production April I.
Proposal lo bo Aired
In addition to personal work on the freeholder board proposal there will be two speakers* on Station KADA who will explain the move and how it is planned to operate toward better government in Ada.
Miss Fred Andrews, representing the B. P. W., will be on the air today at I p. rn. and Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Central facuty, Monday night at 9:30 o’clock.
Marshall Seeks To Extend Unity Teams To Manchuria
Successful Where Used
Byrnes Bads UNO Future
Russian SoMiars Remain in Manchuria
There are three candidates for each of the three city commission positions. Failure in any race of one man getting a majority of votes cast in that race means a run-off election two weeks from Tuesday, on April I.
Interest in the outcome of the Tuesday vote has been growing intense in the last few days as candidates and their friends have stepped up their efforts.
J. E. Boswell, county registrar, points out that there were about 1,100 registrations during the recent 20-day period, indicating that many who haven’t been here long, moving in since the last registration, and many others come of age, are interested enough to qualify for voting.
New Registration Looms
Registration books will be open again on Wednesday, March 20, the day after the primary, so that those not already qualified by registration can register for the runoff vote.
That registration period will end March 23, which is on a Saturday, Boswell explaining that such a period expires IO days before the voting date.
A growing group of citizens is urging the voters to consider the freeholder measure favorable, explaining that it is not a vote to change the city government but to approve an ordnance calling for election of a board, representing every ward, to consider modernizing the Ada charter.
Candidates for the office of mayor and commissioner of public justice and safety are Luke Dodds, Percy Armstrong and Paul Corbin. Mayor Guy Thrash is not campaigning, leaving the race open and a change sure in his position.
The race for commissioner of public works and property is drawing interest as Henry Kroth, who held the office some years ago, and C. B. Oliver, former employe of the street department, challenge J. B. Willoughby, incumbent.
Ray Martin, city clerk and commissioner of finance, is opposed by Drew Thomas and Homer Gosnell. They, like other candidates, have been working hard to corral votes for Tuesday.
Today, Monday and during vot ing hours Tuesday the campaign will be at its peak and The News will be prepared to announce the returns as rapidly as they are reported and tabulated.
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Rod (nu Drive Al Two-Thirds Mark This Weekend
After failing to reach the quota at the end of the second week o:r the 1946 Red Cross Fund Cam paign, Pontotoc county Red Cross officials announced Saturday night that the drive had receive! contributions totalling $10,596.8( After the drive’s first fortnight, three downtown blocks have reached their quotas: The Oklahoma State Bank block, S & Q Clothiers block, and the Corner Drug block.
, In thfe residential districts, five had topped their quotas: Hays No. 2, Hays No. 3, Hill Top, Glass Factory and Willard No. 3. The residential has reported a number of districts below their quotas, with apparently little chance to go over.
In the county outside Ada, four school districts have exceeded their quotas: Conway, Union Valley, Horseshoe and Cedar Grove.
The drive figure now stands past the two-thirds mark, and Saturday the Red Cross officials in the county renewed their pleas for continued work by the volunteers until every person has been contacted.
Oscar L. Parker, chairman for the 1946 Fund Campaign, expressed the view that the quota for the county could be met only if every person is given the opportunity to share in the Red Cross program for this year.
Quiet St Pat’s Day In Eire
BELFAST, March 16.—(ZP)—A quiet St. Patrick’s Day was predicted for northern Ireland to-
Sunday liquor that all saloons
morrow, with laws requiring be closed.
In Eire, saloons, which normally close on St. Patrick’s Day, will be permitted to operate this year on the regular Sunday schedule.
American women annually spend over two billion dollars for cosmetics, and wise women motorists buy repair at Sinnett-Meaders. 3-17-lt
Rejects Any Idea af Alliance With Bassia or Britain Against Other
NEW YORK, March 16, CPU-Secretary of State Byrnes rejected tonight any idea of an alliance with Russia against Britain or Britain against Russia. He declared the United States bases its hopes for security on the United Nations organization “as the path to enduring peace.”
In u speech before a meeting of the “society of the friendly sons of St. Patrick” at the hotel Astor, Byrnes called for extension of the selective service act beyond the expiration date of May IS.
Even now, he said, the leaders of tho government “are planned” at the lack of physically fit men to keep the army up to strength and unless the draft law is renewed “the situation will become critical.”
Byrnes expressed his “wholehearted and unequivocal endorsement of the proposal for universal military training” as a longterm assurance of trained reserves.
He said the United States needs military strength to support if necessary the purposes and principles of the United Nations charter.
“We do not propose to seek security in an alliance with the Soviet union against Great Britain or in an alliance with Great Britain against the Soviet union,” he declared.
Byrnes did not say who if anyone has proposed such an alliance. Recently the idea has been much discussed as a result of Winston Churchill’s speech at Fulton, Mo., advocating a special association between the United States and Britain. Churchill subsequently denied he was asking for a military alliance. He explained here last night what he had in mind would be more than that.
Byrnes described, without spe cifying any particular issues, present world difficulties as “serious” but said they could be solved “if all of us approach those difficulties in a spirit of concilia tion and good will.”
Canada lu'l Doing
To Break Rebltoos
Doesn't Like Espionogo Activities, No Cause For Break
OTTAWA, March 16.—(ZP)—A high government official told the Canadian press today that Canada was not considering a breaking off of diplomatic relations with Soviet Russia as result of reports by the Royal Commission investigating espionage activities. The commission saic Moscow directed spy activities in this countr> seeking data on uranium, electronic armament secret explosives and other matters.
The parliamentary press gallery, made up of reporters covering legislative sessions, adopted today a resolution expressing “the strongest condemnation of the conduct of Nicholas Zhei-vinov, former chief of the Tass agency in Canada who, it has been revealed in the interim report of the Royal Commission examining the espionage charges, while posing as a bona fide newspaperman and a member of the press gallery, engaged in secret activities under a code name for and on behalf of Soviet government agencies other than the news agency by which he was accredited.”
Two Russian soldiers with their ever present tommy-guns stand before a bronze bas-relief at the base of a huge tank statue in Mukden, Manchuria.—(Exclusive Photo by Harlow M. Church from NEA Telephoto).
Prepping For New Paving
Workmen Tearing Up Old Surface'on'fast Main Preparatory to Now Surfacing
Before winter rolls around to this section of the country again, Adans should be driving over
Air Show Al Ada Today
Numerous Planes Coming To Chauncey Plaid, Everybody Invited This Afternoon
Do you like to watch airplanes? Then come out to Chauncey
_Field, the big airport north of
some new paving on East Main I Ada, early this afternoon for an street where preliminary work air show that is sponsored by the for the laying of caving was start- Ada Chamber of Commerce and ed Friday morning. the local unit of the Civ)! Air
The tearing away of the re- PaJroJ ......
maining blacktop in the 500 and And if you P^n^s buzzini, 600 blocks on East Main started *n before noon they ll be coming Friday morning. Saturday after- from places all over the state to noon most of the tearing up pro- I take Part in the show. cess was completed.
Additional work will be required to fill the holes that have been beaten into the street by the heavy traffic.
Graders, shovels and other equipment have been fast at work trying to get the base ready for concrete to be poured, x The contract was let to H. S.
Moore recently at the same time to other contracts were let for additional paving to be laid in Ada. The next projects will either be on Francis or at Washington school.
Highway traffic has been detoured off East Main street to Tenth street or on over to Fourteenth.
Wort to Jail To Find Oat—Slayed
It is expected that from 40 planes up will be here.
About 2 o’clock the air show proper will begin, lots of flying, some acrobatics, but there wil be plenty of flying going on earlier.
Everyone is invited to come for the show, which is free, and there will be plenty of parking space and ice water for all.
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Negro Armed Of Burglaries Hero
Eddie Alford Charged With Several Break-Ins
Eddie Alford, a negro, admittee to officers breaking into severe business firms in Ada, but when he was taken before a justice el! the peace he entered a plea of not NEWARK. N. J., March 16, guilty after waiving prelimin In the final hours before mid- I anes.
He was placed in county jai without bond and will be ques tioned further Monday by coun ey authorities.
The negro is charged with burglarizing the warehouse offices of Sinclair, Home Oil and Deep
night deadline for income tax returns last night a man appeared at the internal revenue office here to ask for a refund for a friend who hadn’t been earning anything recently because had been in jail.
found out the friend had arrested in a robbery case.
County Milk Producers, Bottlers Seek to Show Need of Price Gain
An internal revenue collector | Rock on the night of March 29,
1945, in addition to burglarizing the warehouse of Sanford Oil company on the night of March 16, 1945, and the office of Phillips Petroleum, March 24.
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Bat General Admits Sitae* Hon in Manchuria Is "OM* col State of Affairs"
WASHINGTON, March 16-^ZB —Gen. George C. Marshall disclosed today that urgent measures are being taken jointly by American and Chinese officers to extent into Maiichuria a peace formula consistently successful so ar in other parts of China.
The general, here to report to President Truman on his efforts as the chief executive’s personal troubleshooter in the Far East, called the situation in Manchuria a critical state of affairs.” Throughout a long news conference, however, the military-eader-tumed-diplomat took a tone of general optimism conditioned by two requirements which he said were elementary: That the United States give assistance to the Chinese and that other nations not scheme deliberately against reincorporation of the rich Manchurian territory into a unified, peaceful China.
Unity Teams Work Well
He laid heavy emphasis on the operations of “unity” teams of American, Nationalist and Communist officers who are dispatched to trouble areas for on-the-spot pacification.
In other parts of China, Marshall said, these groups have straightened out “what seemingly were impossible conditions” with almost never a failure.
Arrangements for the operation of such teams in Manchuria were completed, in principle, the general said, only about IO minutes before he left China on his way here.
No Observers In Manchuria
Marshall did not talk about Russia or Russian policies in China although when he was asked whether he knows whether the Russians actually are evacuating Manchuria at the present time he said the United States has no observers in there and reiterated that he considered tho situation in that country critical.
The crisis arises, at least partly. Marshall brought out, because there are*Communist forces in Manchurian areas from which the Russians are pulling back, who never have gotten the word that the Chinese Communists and the Chinese nationalist forces are being merged.
» Here are the high spots of the Manchurian-Chinese situation and other points which Marshall emphasized at his news conference in one of Secretary Byrnes’ rooms at the state department:
1. An army of American-trained Chinese troops, the best in China, Is “now embarking for Manchuria” presumably on American shins. In order to take over control there.
Removing U. S. Forces
2. Meanwhile United States marine and army forces are being cut to a minimum as fast as possible. Marshall estimated 12,-000 marines would be released by the last reduction he approved, and said that force now is down to about 30-odd thousand.
3. While the Chinese are carrying forward a peace effort in their own country “almost without precedent,” Marshall warned that the accomplishments may still be wrecked “if China is ignored or if there is scheming to thwart the development of unity and present aspirations.”
4. He appealed for American assistance to China, describing Financial help as very necessary along with supplies of railroad equipment, cotton and factory machinery.
Marshall said that he is going back to Thina as soon as his work here will permit.
Pontotoc county milk producers and bottlers met Friday afternoon in the Aldridge hotel with OPA officials from Oklahoma City in an effort to get an increase in the price paid producers of four per cent milk.
It was pointed out by producers that they are not satisfied vith the price being paid them while producers in neighboring counties are getting as much as 40 cents per hundred weight more than producers in Pontotoc county.
OPA officials told the producers and bottlers that they had gone about the matter from the wrong angle and that not enough pressure could be brought to get the additional money for milk produced in this area.
Not Subsidy They Want
One of the OPA men said that it would be easier for producers to get an additional subsidy for their product, but the produper said that they didn’t want an additional subsidy and had rather
have just an increase in the price paid for milk.
A petition to the OPA to grant an increase in the price of “raw plant” milk rn the Ada district of 40 cents per hundred weight, increasing the price from $3.35 to $3.75 per hundred weight for four per cent milk was signed by almost every producer in the area.
They further petitioned to raise the price of “plant to retailer and retailer to consumer” milk one cent per quart and gave several reasons.
Others Get Area Milk
It was pointed out that neighboring districts pay $3.75 per hundred for milk. The difference in price for four per cent milk permits other districts to gather milk in the Ada district at the increased price, thereby depriving the Ada district of its fair share of the milk.
‘The cost of producing milk in the Ada district exceeds that of the other districts for the reason
that most other districts produce their own feed, including concentrates. The Ada district does not reduce all of its own feed and v necessity purchases the feed for its milking herds in the oi market at a greater cost ti that in the other districts because of the necessary handling charges and freight rates,” “the petition stated.
Future Shortage Seen It was pointed out by the petition that producers in the other districts are ourchasing producing cattle from the Ada district which will tend in the future to make the shortage of milk in this
By Pnh Sheriff
Queried About Two Burglaries in That County
Lindy Goodwin was questioned Friday afternoon by the sheriff of Pushmataha county in connection with two burglaries in that county about October 9, 1945.
He admitted entering a motor company building at Antlers last year taking numerous items, the sheriff said.
Goodwin further admitted burglarizing the Mark Isabell store on the same night that he enter-
present tim? acu*e than a* ^e|ed the motor company building
A fourth reason given was that be milk supply in the Ada district, even at the normal flush or peak seasons, has been short and will continue to be more so until the price situation is remedied.
Population, Demand Up The increase in population
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He told Pushmataha authorities that he took 12 or 14 tires in addition to other merchandise.
He is still being held in the Ada city jail and will be questioned further by Police Chief Dud Lester.
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When a lot o’ folks git out o* th* car they don’t have o roof over the’r heads.
stayin’ on th* water wagon. th’ hardest thing is scrapin* up a little sympathy fer th* feller whose store has burned three times.