Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 20, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Overwhelming Vote Approves Board for Study To Revise City Charter
Ada voters, by a whopping majority of 2,319 to 645. indicated Tuesday that they think maybe the city charter, adopted back in 1912, could stand a bit of amending or revising.
, A brief by earnest campaign had been put on by a group of local citizens who are convinced that the city charter is, in its existing provisions, outdated and inefficient.
Candidates Can File lye margin and the vote were both greater than in 1932 when the voters approved selection of a board of freeholders but later rejected its recommendations.
As a result of the Tuesday vote, candidates for places on the board of freeholders—eight in all with two representing each ward “~^ie *llm8 this week and have u™1* Saturday at 5 p.m. to file.
They can give written notice of their candidacies to Joe Beck secretary of the county election board, or, if he isn’t available, can leave the notice with Claude Bobbitt, county clerk.
Elect Board April I
The board, to be elected at the run-off election of April 2, will have 60 days to study, prepare recommendations to be submitted to the voters at a special election.
The proposal carried 15 of the 16 precincts in Ada, an adverse 67-51 vote in one precinct marring the shewing.
By noon Monday three had filed: C. W. Floyd in Ward 2. Tommy Maines in Ward I and W. H. Ebey in Ward 4.
Breathing Spell IRun-Off Racesl
Official Vote Return!
Following are the official returns as tabulated by the county election board in the city primary election of Tuesday:
J. D. WILLOUGHBY
Wailea Now Has
'Em (messing On
Demands for Sand
Meal Shortage Of (rUfal Natan Threatens Nation
Tony Sold Seer At 40 Cents a Pound
Pontotoc County Girl Did Well ot Tulso
Omitted from a list published earlier ^ this week of Pontotoc county junior livestock exhibitors who sold their animals at the close of the Tuba show was Tony Corbin.
Her Angus steer placed twelfth In its class at Tulsa and she received 40 cents a pound for it.
She is one of three Pontotoc county girls who are already feeding steers to be entered in the shows next year.
The others are Carol Jean and Bobbie Young of Fitzhugh.
Stale Income Tax Returns Are Up
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20. -_(^i—state income tax returns through March 18 indicated an increase of 19.6 per cent in tax liability over the same date last year although two per cent more taxable returns had been received; toe tax commission reported
loo ct y.
sJKabJ]\ty as shown by the 80,-plated returns totaled $4.--<6.4,an increase of $684,400 over the compilation for the same date last year.
Total income* tax receipts for fiii of last year, collected on 1944
ooo°ooo’ was approximately $io.-
J. p. Dunn, head of the income tax division, said that “a lot of misunderstanding had developed over the introduction of the community property system in the state, although the department encountered little difficulty in handling the filing except for more work.”
WASHINGTON. March 20, CP) r> •? ? A* Wallace started Capitol Hill speculating today whether he intends to spearhead a drive to force the major parties to take a firm stand on top economic and international issues.
He also failed to make the democratic leadership especially happy by his dynamite-laden proposal that the party banish recalcitrant members who refuse to go down the line on major items lnrnfe administration’s program.
The fact that this is an election year made the suggestion unwel come to party chiefs trying to woo back democratic legislators who have strayed from the ad ministration’s reservation in recent weeks.
Senator Hatch (D-NM) sum med up one portion of Capitol Hill reaction to the proposal of the secretary of commerce that both parties , expel members who desert on big issues.
“My impression is that Secretary Wallace was trying to point out the essential differences and hoping for a realignment of political parties in this country,” Hatch told a reporter.
rr th?J^e time» Senator Mc-Keiler (D-Tenn.) voiced speculation that the background might be connected with possible ambitions of one of Wallace’s closest political friends, Stabilization Director Chester Bowles.
. “I have heard that Mr. Bowles ^candidate for the presidency,” McKoIlar said. “Maybe that had something to do with it.”
Officers at democratic national headquarters asserted the commerce secretary would get nowhere with his plan.
Generally republicans joined democrats in. calling the idea impractical.”
By The Associated Press *
Drastic slaughter reductions threat of a critical meat shortage in this country were reported today by meat packers and retailers, who blamed the situation on OPA price ceilings *rowipg black market.
We are facing a meat shortage such as we’ve never seen before ” Joseph W. Stevens, field secretary of the individual retail grocers and meat dealers assocciation, said in St. Louis yesterday.
Packing companies claim they are unable to slaughter cattle at a profit under the OPA ceilings and that they cannot compete in buying cattle with black market buyers. One company official said in Chicago yesterday that black market buyers were able to make an average profit of $50 a head.
The slaughter rate in the major Kansas City packing plants has dropped from 180 to 18 an hour, with 1,000 employes laid off. Slaughter rates down as much as 75 per cent were reported in St. Louis, Omaha, Sioux City, Des Moines, Tulsa, Louisville, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Wichita, Topeka and Oklahoma City. Some smaller plants in the midwest have closed down completely.
^Thomas E. Wilson, chairman of Wilson & Co., told the company’s stockholders in Chicago yesterday that the growing black mar-
£«A^,as "Betting away from the OPA.
James F. Riley, Chicago OPA office director, has announced an immediate investigation of eastern order buying which he said had taken from 60 to 65 per cent of midwestern beef and would cause shortages in the west, midwest and south.
Candidates Already Hitting Vote-Seeking Trail; Registration Books Reopen, Continuo Through Friday
'Hiere’s no breathing spell between primary and run-off elections, particularly in city campaigning where only two weeks intervene between the two baitings.
► So while Luke B. Dodds was accepting congratulations Wednesday morning for winning the race for mayor, two survivors each in the finance and public works campaigns started outlining their plans for two more weeks of earnest vote-seeking. Registration Books Open There is the matter, too, of registration for the run-off election of April 2; not to overlook the filing of candidates for the board of freeholders to be elected then.
Registration for the April 2 vote began Wednesday, today and will continue to and including, Friday, March 22.
Tbere ar® those who have qualified, by residence or age, since close of the recent registration period, and there are others who needed to register and failed to get it done in time for the first voting.
No change has been announced in the lineup of registrars for the 16 city precincts recently effective in the pre-primary period.
Filing for a place on the board of freeholders must be done by Saturday, March 23. at 5 p. rn. and can be done with Joe Beck, secretary of the county election board, or with Claude Bobbitt county clerk, when Beck is not available.
3-1 3-3 3-3
4-1 4-2 4-3 4-4 Total
42 26 33 37 54 70 46 28 17 35
Cortin 16 28 7 24 19 It 33 31 24
24 17 29 27 21 40
Many Die In Plane Falbl
52 17 40
57 •4 39 42 63
3-1 3-2 3-3
4-1 4-2 4-3 4-4 Total
45 42 25 35 33
40 16 40 44 21 St 75
105 42 52 62 24 67
106 81 76
3-1 3-2 3-3
4-1 4-3 4-3 4-4 Total
146 143 99 223 192 51 109 151 63 125 259 141
17 42 70
37 67 31 61
Pay Inmates Urged For Armed Fortes
Patterson and Forrestal Quota Reosont for Asking 20 For Cont Boost
Cherokee Indian Museum Planned
Oklahoma—Partly cloudy with mud temperatures tonight* Thursday cloudy and mild; scattered showers south and west; low tonight 45-50.
Frederick Fanner Has Champ Lamb
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 30. —(ZP)—A young Frederick, Okla., farmer, 17-year-old Doc Clark, with his Southdown Wether lamb entry today received the grand champion award of 4-H and FFA contestants at the Oklahoma Livestock show and rodeo.
Reserve grand champion was Richard Moehle’s FFA entry. Young Clark was grand champion at the 1943 and 1944 shows and Moehle took top honors with his entry in 1945 at the show.
Clarks entry was FFA grand champion at the 1945 Royal show in Kansas City, and a 1943 entry at the fairgrounds exhibits in Ok-
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20.
—(/P)—A Cherokee Indian museum will be established at the memorial to Sequoyah, noted Cherokee sage, near Sallisaw,
Don Stauffer, director of state parks, said today.
As soon as arrangements for the museum can be completed, contributions of old Cherokee curios-and relics will be sought from the public. The project, he said, should be underway within a few weeks.
Stauffer said the state planning and resources board is preparing a pamphlet of information on the Cherokee leader, to be distributed at the memorial and to be mailed
to Oklahomans upon request w
Plane Crashes NcxTTort'Smith Sght"when”^ ®
WASHINGTON, March 20, UP) —Congress was urged by the secretaries of war and navy today to grant a 20 per cent pay increase to everybody in the two services.
They advanced these arguments to a senate military subcommittee:
1. The cost of living has gone up.
2. Modem warfare is a highly technical business calling for men with greater skills and education than were required a few years ago.
Secretary of War Patterson said, too, that a higher rate of pay for enlisted men would stimulate enlistments.
Secretary of the Navy Forrestal told the committee the navy is losing high ranking officers every day because of more attractive financial offers in civilian life.
He said the pay of officers has remained “relatively steady” since 1908, while living costs have increased about 190 per cent since that year.
Legislation for a 20 per cent increase in army-navy pay and allowances is now before the senate committee.
GARFIELD COUNTY MAN KILLED IN TRUCK WRECK
ENID, Okla., March 20.—(ZP)— Wallace Boring, 57, of Hillsdale,
Russia, Continues Troop Maneuvers In Iranian Areas
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
WASHINGTON, March 20-(/P)—Russia today was reported continuing her troop maneuvers in Iran despite that government’s appeal to the United Nations security council for help in getting soviet forces out of the country.
Late reports reaching officials were described in the tense middle eastern situation as unchanged with main attention for future developments still directed toward the Kurdish areas of Iran Turkey, and Iraq.
Informants who may not be named said that Iran’s appeal to the council charging the presence of Red Army troops in violation of a Soviet-Iranian-British treaty and interference by Soviet agents rn Iranian affairs, had had absolutely no effect so far as could be told here on conditions inside Iran.
A™;rican officials predicted that this country will support fully the troubled nation’s appeal to the council for prompt action. And indications are that of the ll council members, Iran will get an easy majority for putting its case on the agenda for early consideration in the sessions scheduled to openm New York next Monday.
n°L discount the possibility that Russia may object. However, since only a majority is required and since'Russia normally can count only on Polish support to back up any opposition, the required seven votes for consideration seem assured.
Men Offered Boost la Wages
Two Army Fionas Crash In Californio Mountains, Believe 33 Men Are Dead
. SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, ,—Crashes of two big army planes in northern California mountains yesterday apparently took a death tpll of 33 army and navy men, whose bodies ground crews labored in difficult terrain today to recover.
Twenty-three bodies, some of them buried several feet in snow. had been found early today at the scene of a C-47 crash in the Sierra, Nevada, a mile from the ghost town of Hobart Mills and seven miles from Truckee, Calif. Three others listed on the flight from Stockton, Calif., bound for Ogden, Utah, were believed in the yet inaccessible flight control compartment of the wreckage.
A ground squad pushed toward the wreckage of a B-29 which crashed with seven crewmen into the top of a 3.820-foot peak near Livermore. 30 miles southeast of San Francisco. The bomber came from Hickam Field, Honolulu. Its radio 'reported engine trouble several hours before the plane plummeted to earth IO feet from the top of the peak.
Witnesses said they saw the C-47 explode in air, and Captain Harold Simer. commanding the Reno, Nev., army air base, said the wreckage indicated a wing, which had not been found, was blown off before the crash.
Snow piled as high as 12 feet in drifts. Army workers and volunteers who reached the C-47 wreckage by snowmobile toiled through the night
Willoughby, Oliver Survive Close Race, Thomas vs. Martin
Newcomer to Political Campaigns, Dodds Sweeps All 16 Precincts; Freeholder Board Proposal Wins Big Majority
Ada citizens turned out a moderately heavy vote Tuesday in their first post-war city election, selected Luke Dodds, making his first political campaign, as mayor and left unsettled who is to be commissioner of finance and who will be commissioner of public works and property for the new term that begins in May.
J. D. Willoughby, present public works commissioner,
remains in the running against Burl Oliver, for eight years
an employe of the street department and recently returned
from .service with the Seabees in the Southwest Pacific. It
is Oliver s first political race.
. Ray Martin, finance ctrmmi? A sioner by appointment, making his first campaign for public of
fice, faces the challenge of Drew Thomas.
Proposal Goes Over
The proposal to hold an election of a board of freeholders to study the city charter with a view to revision of it went over in a big way, with 2,319 votes for, to 645 against.
Highest vote was in the public works commissioner race, with 3,217 ballots. Here Willoughby, former mayor and justice of the peace, and Henry Kroth, who has served as commissioner and also as street department superintendent, jockeyed for second place in the vote totals, with the outcome in doubt until the final box came in.
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Mayor—Luke Dodds, 2,199; Percy Armstrong, 591; Fan! Corbin, 391.
Public Works—B art Oliver, 1.173; J. D. Willoughby, 1,948; Henry Kroth, 996.
Finance—Ray Martin, 1,224; Drew Thomas, 1,065; Homer Gosnell, 698.
since early morning yesterday. A private plane pilot reported discovery of the wreckage late yesterday after an extensive search had been ordered. The bomber pilot had reported his engines were “cutting up” as he approached the mainland and last radio contact with the ground was made at 2:05 a. rn. (PST).
Slaogbtering Al Lott Ebb al 0. (. Parting Plants
FO RT SM™, Ark.. March 20. (ZP)—The Camp Chaffee public relations office reported today that a privately-owned advanced army training plane piloted by a
•/ho™ City broughthim^inother I SS* ZU FortSmith° haVC grand champion in the lamb class. | The pro said _e a;sP, t°ok reserve grand hon- route from
ors at the Western Stock show in Denver this year.
Moehle’s entries were judged .Pi obampions at the 1945 and 1946 Enid shows. .
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the plane, en — Oklahoma City to Greensboro, N. C., had been scheduiod to stop at Fort Smith March 14 for refueling but had not arirved. The office said that the plane’s owner, Lincoln Aeronautical Company of Lincoln, Neb., was seeking its whereabouts.
a truck plunged into a ditch.
Herbert Lee Crouse, 31, Hillsdale, driver of the truck, was taken to an Enid hospital suffering from a broken nose, a head injury and possible internal injuries.
/WASHINGTON, March 20.— (ZP)—A bill to divorce all federal farm credit agencies from the agriculture department moved over to the senate today after the house voted its approval, 239 to 80. late yesterday.
The measure would consolidate the agencies under an independent governing board.
CHICAGO, March 20. — (ZP)_
International Harvester company today announced it had of-f£r£d„str*in* ambers of the ,a r m Equipment and Metal workers Union an immediate general wage increase of 18 cents an hour, provided the men return to woAc and settle other differences in further bargaining.
The 18-cent increase figure was recommended by a government fact-finding panel but the company said its position up to now was that it could not grant the increase without first obtaining government assurance of price relief. The union had accepted the panel report.
Approximately 30,000 Harvester workers have been on strike at IO plants in three states since Jan. 21.
WASHINGTON, March 30.— (AP)- A $360,000,000 fund for navigation, flood control and other war department civil functions neared the end of its legislative course today.
First big money bill of its kind since early in the war, it passed the senate yesterday and moved quickly to a conference commit-teefor action on amendments.
The conferees will approve or a *74.000,000 increase over the $285,000,000 originally authorized in the house bill.
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OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20. —(A1)—Slaughtering was reported at its lowest ebb in history at Oklahoma City packing plants today, and local cattle receipts were estimated at 40 to 50 per cent of the 1945 total for the same date.
Packing house operators and authorities at the Oklahoma City livestock yards, who were inclined to attribute the shortage to black market activities, said the situation here probably is more serious than in any other part of the country. They pointed out that elsewhere receipts are off only about 25 to 30 per cent.
Packing plant executives cited the recent 16-cent hourly wage increase awarded meat packing employes and inadequate ceilings set by OPA as factors contributing to the shortage.
No official layoffs have been reported at local houses, but operators said many of the killing gangs have only enough work to keep them busy nine or 12 hours a week.
A comparison of receipts yesterday with a year ago showed 2,104 cattle and calves, many of them sifted from entries at the Oklahoma livestock show as against 3,800 head a year ago.
Some observers believe milder weather which is imDroving grazing, will cause farmers to hold off their stock until fall.
Retailers were not optimistic.
Pemberton, president of the Oklahoma Retail Grocers’ association declared that “unless the slaughtering permit restrictions which were lifted by the federal government some 90 days ago are reinvoked’’ no relief is in sight
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125 votes over Willoughby., who in turn was only 52 ahead of Kroth.
Oliver carried eight boxes and; tied with Willoughby for one.!
-loughby carried three but I kept close behind the leaders in I most of the others. Kroth carried four.
Dodds, auto associates store man, swept all 16 of the precincts, ammassing more than double the number of his two opponents, with 2,199 bollats.
Percy Armstrong, justice of the peace and former public works commissioner, was second with 591 votes, and Paul Corbin, former traffic officer, trailed with 381.
Ray Martin built up his lead by taking all of the boxes in Wards iand 2- He tied with Drew Thomas for another precinct Martin finished with 1,224 votes 159 ahead of Thomas. Homer Gosnell, veteran and former police officer here, like the other two making his first political effort, was third with 698 votes.
Results of school board voting were: Ward 4—Jim Keltner, 833: Ward l—O. H. Miller, 775; Treasurer of school board, C. E. Thompson, 844.
Donald Barton's Memory Honored In Memorial Fund
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Shyemik Replaces Russia's Kalinin
Choirman of Presidium Of Soviet Russia; Stalin to Bo 'Primo Minister'
By EDDY GILMORE
MOSCOW. March 20.—(ZP)—Nikolai Mikhailovich Schvernik, 58, a loader in the Trades Union movement in Russia, became the chairman today of the presidium of the supreme court, a post generally referred to as president of the Soviet Union.
He succeeds Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, known to millions of peasants as “the grand old man of the Soviet Union,’’ who resigned because of failing eyesight. Kalinin, 71, had held the office for 27 years. He remains a member of the presidium.
The supreme court, before adjourning its first post-war session last night, also re-elected Generalissimo Joseph Stalin chairman of Russia’s council of ministers (premier). The vote was unanimous. Stalin also retains his title of generalissimo and remains head of the Soviet Union’s armed forces and secretary general of the central committee of the communist party.
(The Moscow radio, heard in London, said Stalin henceforth would be called “prime Sinister. )
Woman Injured By
A ufo nubile Here
P. L. Hancock Reid, colored school teacher, was taken to Valley View hospital early Tuesday night following an accident on Rennie avenue.
. She reported that she was sideswiped by a passing car. She was found to have painful lacerations belowjhe right knee.
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Donald Barton, former East Central student who was killed in a plane crash while in the service of his country, was honored by the Los Angeles firm for which he worked for in peace time.
Donald’s former employers, Van de Ramps Holland Dutch Bakers of Los Angeles, sent the East Central Memorial Building Fund a check for $100. Donald s fellow employees raised $25 and their check accompanied that of the company. With these checks was a $25 check from Donald’s mother, Mrs. L. J. Barton.
These checks are excellent
E>of of the high esteen in which nald was held by his employers and by the men with whom he worked. He made an excellent record while he was attending East Central. He was the son of the late L. J. Barton, professor of English at East Central, and Mrs. Barton. His mother still resides at the family * home at 1112 East
Stale Isn't Mecca For Proxy Weddings
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20.
—(ZP)—Oklahoma, contrary to popular and widespread report, is no mecca for proxy marriages. Assistant Attorney General Ran* dell S Cobb today informed a
• y°rk *,rI whose fiance is in China.
Cobb said that while it not only is the policy of his office to discourage marriages except ny formal ceremonies as authorized by law, a 1945 act requiring pre-marital physical examinations further obstructs proxy-weddings.
Oklahoma law requires both parties to be present in person to be married, he said.
The New York girl had written that she understood proxy manages could be arranged rn Oklahoma by letter with two stand-ins.
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Bf Bob Blank*. J*.
Mrs. Oather Harps gran*-pa. who’s spent th’ winters in Florid}'
last three died any-
No man, who has a wife an’ used car, ever lives rn quiet life.