Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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WEATHER Fair with little temperature change Sunday.
42nd Year—No. 296
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
BUY MORE WAR BONDS
ADA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MARCH 31,1946
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Allied Troops Smash Underground Strike Plan
" ■ - - - - - Called Off
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sunday, March 31.—(/lh—Gun battles between Nazi fanatics and American and British troops broke out at scattered points in western Germany early today as an estimated 7,000 Allied soldiers cracked down on a Nazi attempt to regain power and reestablish Nazism in Germany.
Early reports of a vast dragnet thrown over Germany and Austria said that firing occurred at a number of points as combat troops, counter-espionage agents and constabulary forces swooped down on almost 1,000 suspects.
Some Try To Resist Army officials said that in a number of instances the suspects attempted to resist forcibly as agents broke open doors and shutters in the swift series of raids which the U. S. army said broke the back of a powerful underground movement to re-nazify Germany.
The suspects seized were suspected of being ringleaders of the plot, including 200 Elite Nazis of the inner circle. Counter-intel
ligence officers said not one of the inner circle, mostly former Hitler jugend (youth) leaders, escaped the vast dragnet.
The reports indicated, however, that in most places the widespread raids were devoid of violenced despite the fact that the Germans were believed to have received advance knowledge of the raids which culminated ten months of investigation.
News Released Prematurely
An American intelligence chief ?2ld ®8ents were endangered at the last moment by premature release of news of the impending raids and by the sudden lifting of the 10:30 p.m. curfew for Germans in the American zone by the military government.
Advance news on the raids had not been scheduled for transmission outside Germany originally until four hours before the raids occurred, the intelligence chief said, because of fear of a leak since Germans are employed in both the American and British communications systems.
He said the news was trans
mitted from the British zone, however, some nine hours before the raids occurred.
A combined British-American statement unfolded the dramatic story of “operation nursery,” a 10-months intensive manhunt in the two zones, climaxed by the armor-supported raids in western Germany and Austria. There was evidence the plot also spread into the Russian zone.
The well-financed attempt to revive nazism began even as the thunder of guns died away on Germany’s battlefields. But wrangling between two factions of the movement tipped counterespionage agents to its existence, after its cunning leaders had completely taken in even some American military government officials/
most dangerous threat to our security encountered since the war.” Brig. Gen. Edwin L. Sibert. U. S. intelligence chief asserted. Seise Key Leader “The back of the movement is broken.”
One-armed, 32-year-old Arthur Axmann, former nazi “fuehrer of German youth,” was seized three months ago, along with a number of his closest henchmen. He was identified as the leader of the entire conspiracy, whose key personnel ^as made up of former Hitler jugend officers.
It was “an attempt to build up an organization on nazi ideals which would eventually become a powerful influence in German affairs,” the statement said.
The statement was given to
Arrests of the inner circle be- unrwa?°i«d^ntLwhil0A tJle1.round-m as long as three months aeo. m_ Process* A full report
FIVE CENTS THE COPY
Governor Tuck Immediately Rescinds Order Drafting Workers Iota Stets Militia
Ada Ballots On Tuesday
Politico! Fires Flame Higher os Run-Off Decisions Approach in City Races
A lull just after the city primary of two weeks ago proved temporary, and by Saturday the political temperature in Ada was rising again with the run-off election scheduled for Tuesday, April 2.
One race was disposed of in the primary, Luke B. Dodds outvoting both of his opponents together and clinching the mayor’s race.
Tw o Commission Places At Stake
However, races for the other two places on the city commission have continued without slacking and Tuesday the voters will select from the two men remaining in each race the men they prefer for the coming term.
In one of them, J. D. Willoughby. commissioner of public works and property, is challenged by Burrell Oliver, former employe of the city street department recently returned from service with the Seabees in the Pacific areas.
This is Oliver’s first political campaign. Willoughby has served one term as mayor and several as justice of the peace.
Ray Martin appointed finance commissioner and city clerk several months ago, has for opponent Drew Thomas. Both are making their first campaigns for public office.
Charter Revision A Factor
Additional stimulus to a sizeable vote is interest in possibility of modernizing the Ada city charter, a heavy majority having voted two weeks ago for a proposal for a board of freeholders for that purpose.
Tuesday the freeholders will be elected and will immediately start work on their undertaking.
Weather favorable, predictions are now for growing interest in the hours before voting is over and for a moderately heavy vote. More than 3.000 votes were cast in the primary.
gan as long as three months ago. In the Saturday night - Sunday morning raids 800 more were jailed. •
“The movement's long-range plan, designed to revive the nazi ideology in Germany, was the
on the success of the dragnet; awaited word from all parts o the British and American zones.
Sibert said U. S. intelligence agents discovered the plot, just
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More Roving for Ado
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leftist Greeks In (lashes with (ops
Opposed to Holding Parliamentary Vote Today
ATHENS, March 30, (A*)—Leftists opposed to tomorrow’s parliamentary elections clashed with the police tonight a few hours after 20,000 leftists at a mass meeting had demanded the ouster of British troops from Greece.
The Athens police chief said four policemen were hurt and one demonstrator wounded. Police fired into the air to disperse EAM (leftist block) and KKE (communist) demonstrators who brandished iron bars, sticks, and stones.
Left wing groups held a mass meeting this evening in the climax to an intensive campaign to keep voters from going to the polls tomorrow in the first elections in more than IO years.
Patterson Asks Support
WASHINGTON, March 30.-OPj—-Secretary of War Patterson asked today for public support to help the army meet “grave responsibilities.”
In a statement noting the forthcoming annual army day observance, on April 6, he said that those responsibilities can be met only if we are accorded bv the American public the same understanding and the same support that has enabled us to do our share in winning two world wars in a generation.”
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Volen on Tuesday To lied Board To , Study (Ny Charter
Tuesday the citizens of Ada will decide with their votes who is to be on a board of freeholders to study the 1912 city charter with a view to revision or amendment.
Two are to be elected from each ward, the vote being at large. and the eight men elected will have 60 days within which to make their studies and submit, at a special election, their recommendations.
In only two wards are there contests.
The candidates for places on the board are:
Ward I—Tommie Maines, O. F. Albin, Wendell Thomas and Clyde Click.
Ward 2—C. W. Floyd and Dr. Charles F. Spencer.
Ward 3—M. H. “Red” Walker, Tom Goodman and Joe Hensley.
Ward 4—Claude McMillan and W. H. Ebey.
The voters two weeks ago approved a proposal for election of a freeholder board, a proposal that had been advanced by a group of citizens representing various civic and labor and other organizations.
These have concluded that the city charter, as drafted in 1912, makes it impossible for the city government to be operated efficiently and economically under today’s conditions, and so are seeking revision of the charter to, as they contend, give it a chance to be modernized.
The following voting places have been designated for the Ada city primary election of Tuesday, April 2.
Oklahoma: Fair with little
temperature change Sunday.
B-29 TRIES FOR RECORD
HONOLULU, March 30.—(ZP)_
The superfortress “Fluffy Fuzz V streaked westward today in an attempt to make the first nonstop flight between Honolulu and Manila.
At the controls was Col. C. S Irvine, St. Paul, Nebr„ famed superfort specialist who made the non-stop flight from Guam to Washington last November. A
wire aboard! “* “ WAC C3ptain &
Irvine I fted the heavily-loaded plane o.f the U. S. navy’s Barbers
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Ward I. Precinct 2—500 East 15th.
Ward I. Precinct 3 — Hays School.
Ward I. Precinct 4—Prince-Alton, 315 East Main.
13thai*d Precinct 5—800 East
Ward 2. Precinct I — Service Chevrolet, 200 East 10th.
Ward 2. Precinct 2 — Willard School.
Ward 2. Precinct 3 —Driskill 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.
.. WarTd, A Precinct I—Convention Hall.
Ward 4. Precinct 2 — High School.
Ward 4. Precinct 3—Washing-ton School.
Ward 4. Precinct 4—Free Will Baptist Church, 15th and Ash.
Ada Fans Buy (mention Seasoa
Noxf Three Months To Bring Several Groups Here
Ada is swinging into a convention season with a number of gatherings scheduled for April, May and June.
April 5, the Southeast district of the state hotel association will roeet Jt the Aldridge hotel in Ada. More than a dozen cities are due to be represented.
On Thursday. April 18, Clar
Bed Cross Almost To Goal, Belated Gills Nay Suffice
Oscar L. Parker, county chairman for the Red Cross 1946 Fund
Ward I. Precinct I Court- I J?an for the Red Cross 1946 Fund
>use. Campaign, announced Saturday
afternoon that the total contribu
tiors reached $15,296.02, as the arr. gassed its official time limit.
However, it was known at Red Cross headquarters that a few districts would report late, and it is hoped that these additions would swell the total to the goal of $15,660.
Red Cross officials still ask that anyone who could complete his worker’s list do so.
Francis became the second town in the county to meet its quota, following, Ada. McCall’s Chapel and Worstell were other County districts that met their quotas during the past week. In downtown Ada the First Nation-?L?ank block, the south side of 12th street and North Broadway went over their goals also.
Allen and Stonewall have re-Ppfted considerable success but still lack sufficient funds to make their quotas. Roff is about complete, but below its goal. +
Oklahoma Aviation assiciation.
Come May, Ada will be host to the convention Association of
Point Air FiAla JE na * oarDers ™ convention Association of
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Irvine hoped to fly the 5,000 statute miles in about 21 hours, setting his plane down in Manila
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Then, May 18-19, the Oklahoma branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers will be in meeting in Ada.
.. June 7 and 8 will bring the first Hereford Heaven tour, with Ute annual Hereford tour including some other Hereford breeder areas coming later in the month.
GRANDDAUGHTER OF CHISHOLM DIES AT ASHER
ASHER, Okla., March 30. UP)— Mrs. Mary Ann Cooke, 78, granddaughter of Jesse Chisholm who laid out the Chisholm trail, died at her home near here today after a short illness.
She was a member of one of the oldest families in Oklahoma and had lived near here all her life. Services will be held Monday afternoon at her home.
NO MARKET—SPUDS DUMPED
Alaska, March 30,^ —Hundreds of tons of Alaska s 1945 spuds will have to be “dumped 4n the river” for lack of a market
Marketing agents say there are two major reasons for the surplus. The crop was unusually good last year, and the sudden and unexpected end of the war last August brought an immediate reduction m the army market.
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SHANGHAI, March 30.—[ZP)_
The men who make China’s money went on strike today — for more money.
Tile government bank note printers demanded that their pay be put on a cost-of-Uving basis, sorting with 100,000 apiece monthly of the dollars they print in such profusion.
RICHMOND. Va., March 30— W—The threatened strike of production workers of the Virginia Electric and Power company was called off late today and Governor William M. Tuck immediately rescinded his order drafting its workers into the state militia with instructions to maintain service.
Company and union officials a reed to arbitrate their differences, including r troactive pay, some 30 hours before the strike was scheduled to shut down facilities serving some 1,700.000 people in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.
In a statement the governor declared:
“It is my fervent hope that the proposed arbitration may result in a decision that is just and satisfactory lo all. Now that this threat has be n removed and I am free to act for the people without compulsion, I volunteer and offer the full influence of the office of governor to that end” Governor Tuck’s unprecedented action in ordering the drafting of the workers meanwhile had drawn vigorous protest and bitter criticism from leaders of labor who had termed it “involuntary servitude.” The CIO. while not involved in the strike threat, joined AFL leaders in denouncing the action.
•a/*Smi*b, president of the Virginia state federation of labor, announced tonight a mass meet-ing of Virginia AFL organizations would be held in Richmond April 6 to “take whatever steps” are necessary to protest the governor’s action.
lip to UN (tandl Ena H Russians Leafing
By TAYLOR HENRY
_ new VORK. March 30. CFV-Iranian Ambassador Hussein Ala studied with care tonight the reports from Iran of large scale movement of Soviet troops abandoning their old bases. But he declined to comment on the significance of these moves or their effect on the dispute between ran and Russia before the United Nations security council.
Ala declared “Iran has put these matters in the hands of the council and has confidence that the council will give both parties a full opportunity to be heard and will reach a just solution.” The ambassador also noted the official statements from Tehran saying some of his statements in presenting the Iranian case to the security council while motivated by “patriotism” had been exaggerated.
On this point too the ambassa-or remained silent but observers i-1 close to the Iranian embassy said e it appeared that Ala enjoyed the full confidence of his government or be would not be allowed to remain in such a responsible post. ,
Commenting on the security council action asking both Russia and Iran for further information, Ala expressed “gratification at the recognition by the council of the principle that negotiations in the true sense of the word cannot take place between two governments when the troops of the °Pe are present in the territory a , other ***'nst its will.” i la released the text of the letter from Secretary General Trygve Lie requesting additional documentation after yesterday’s council session. Lie told Ala he had been instructed “particularly to ascertain from the representatives of the two governments and report whether or not the report-5?..withdrawal of troops is conditional upon the conclusion of agreements between the two gov-ernments on other subjects.”
ACQUAINTED IN LONDON WEDDED IN AMERICA
Wide Open Battle Looms This Week on House Floor and OPA
Likely to Lose Some Powers
Miners Will Rest for Week
So Soys Lowes, As Schwal-lonbock Gives Up Hop# OI Froventing Cool Strika
By HAROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON, Mar. 30.—(ZP) --Secretary of Labor Schwellen-bach, giving up hope of preventing a nationwide soft coal strike set to begin Monday, appointed a special mediator tonight and expressed hope the shutdown will be a short one.
The secretary told a news conference after talking with John L. Lewis, United Mine Workers president, and the operators that he had concluded the controversy could be settled better without forcing a commitment to extend the old contract.
Lewis, at a brief news conference, after Schwellenbach’s statements. said “the situation is unchanged.”
“The contract expires at midnight Sunday. The production of coal will cease. The miners will stay at home with their families and take a rest next week.
“There will Ie no picketing. Everything will be normal. AU the mines will be manned with maintenance men and the miners will just wait for a fair deal to be given to them by the operators and a fair contract to be negotiated.
“No matter how long it takes they will wait long enough to insure that that be done.”
Lewis, in serving notice he would terminate the present agreement at midnight Sunday night, had said he would not continue the old contract because the miners had been “defrauded” out of retroactive pay in times past.
Schwellenbach said he had received assurance from Lewis that where a utility is dependent on coal production for continued operation, some provision for relief will be made.
however, Lewis told reporters earlier this week that power commies had 78 days’ supply on
Pal Folia Lucky Ones These Days
Con Reduco—Good For Thous Hooltk And Hotel Storying Millions Abrood
This husky seven-month-old boy sends up a lusty howl for his missing mother from his crib in the New York Foundling Hospital. He was abandoned on tho hospital steps.
WASHINGTON. March 30.— iZP)—As the bureau of human nutrition and home economics sees it, the fat folks are the lucky folks these days.
They can reduce, which is good for their health’s sake, and they can help the starving millions abroad by cutting down on their intake of fats, sugar, pies, cookies —which is good for them too.
“For a reducing diet keyed to the times, eat almost no grain rood, and you will be doing even better than the 40 per cent reduction recommended by the famine emergency committee,” the bureau said.
“By substituting fruits and custards for baked deserts, such as cake, pie, doughnuts, or cookies, you can trim off another IOO to 300 calories, because so much sugar and fat go with the flour m these.”
The bureau warned, though, against attempts to reduce, except under a physician’s guidance, for persons under 20 years of age, voung mothers, or persons with organic complications, such as heart disease.
Money Laid on Lino For Purchase Of Hangar and Doors
Mayor Guy Thrash, Luther Edge and Elmer Kenison Friday went to the Dallas offices of the War Assets Administration and d oo the line’ checks for $17,-430 for a war surplus all-metal hangar and $1,600 for doors fitted for the hangar.
This was Ada’s reaction to an offer of a steel hangar that cost the government $42,000 and was offered for the much lower price.
City officials said Saturday they did not know just when a bond issue to cover cwt of purchase, removal of the hangar from Granite City, 111., to Ada and installation here would be submitted to the voters.
Money Made Available__
However, a loan through local banks made possible by an endorsement of $35,000 or more by interested Ada citizens Thursday and Friday saw to it that the funds for the purchase—which had to be closed right away— cjuld be made.
If the voters here turn down such a bond issue, other cities trying to get such hangars will be glad to take it—one nearby
OPA Leaders Fear Restrictions Will Wreck OPA Program
Most Congressmen Agre# OPA Will Bo Continued, Then Fight Conies On Powers
WASHINGTON. March 30, tm —The house banking committee wound up its hearings on OPA today with members predicting freely that the price agency would be shorn of some powers.
They expressed this opinion in the face of assertions from Economic Stabilizer Chester Bowles and other administration officials that such action might “make it impossible” to curb inflation.
“If uncertainty develops about the passage of the act or if it is generally anticipated that our legislative powers will be broadly weakened, then production be sharply slowed down and this present optimistic outlook will be reversed,” he declared.
Plan Last-Ditch Fight
“New fears and jitters,** he said, might plague the country.
Some of the legislators said they agreed with Bowles. Thev promised a last-ditch fight against cuts in OPA’s authority when the committee began closed sessions next week to write legislation.
Others took issue with the stabilization chief, contending that restrictions of the agency’s power in many cases would boost production and thus help stabilize the nation’s economy.
Nearly all agreed that OPA
would be continued beyond June 30, probably for a full year, al< though there will be some efforl to shorten the time.
■if FI,bt Over Restriction, The bi, fi,ht, the* said, would be over where and how much to restrict the agency’s control ovei prices.
A typical statement came from Rep. Hays (D-Ark.) who told a reporter:
“Nearly everyone favors con-tinuanee of OPA, but there will be a bitter dispute to get through an extension which will not emasculate the agency through restrictive amendments.”
One phase of the controversy will be fought out next week behind the closed doors of the banking committee itself. Chairman Sp*"'* [D-Ky > said he hoped 1 bat a bill could be completed within IO days or two weeks.
MEXICAN BORDER TO OSAGE
PAWHUSKA Okla., March 30, .IT - anmjal movement of cattle from the range country a-iong the Mexican border to lush grazing lands of Oklahoma*
offer!13’ aWd7 b*en SL«E eaX? !h2
Doors Bought Cheanlv I?u.e ,to warm winter weath-» RXJugui vueapiy er helpful to pasureland.
The doors were not included in i An estimated 250,000 head of
the original hangar deal but were pattie are grazed on the rolling
available for $800 each. They | lands each year, many of the
cost onginally $4,200 each, are number being wintered ther
LEAVENWORTH. Ka*.. March JU.—(ZP)—A romance begun in London, England, was climaxed here today with the wedding of Miss Jean C. Graham, 18, of London, and Capt Richard W. Bell 28, of Oklahoma City., Okla., a
5™! ai* ^kon of the
27th general staff class at the
^£™"and and general staff school* Ft. Leavenworth.
The couple met last May when Miss Graham was working as a stenographer in the air ministry and Bell was awaiting transportation home after his liberation from a prisoner-of-war camp in Europe.
He returned to the United States last July, and she arrived in this country two weeks ago.
More Silk From Japan
SEATTLE, March 30. — (ZP)_
One million dollars worth of raw silk—enough to fill five freight cars, or, more interestingly, enough to make 2,500,000 pairs of women’s stockings—will be discharged from the SS Marine Falcon here Monday and moved to Hoboken, N.' J., by fast freight. The steamship is due from Japan late today.
County Shares In New Road Approval
On# Project Included In List Okayed by FRA For Farm-to-Market Work
OKLAHOMA CITY. March 30.
Highway Engineer H. E. Bailey today announced approval by the public roads administration of farm-to-market road projects calling for improvement of 571.4 miles.
_E. E. Stubblefield, district engineer pf PRA, notified Bailey of the anprov^J and said it brought the total amount approved to 645.8 miles. The entire 1946 program and part of the 1947 plan has been submitted to the bureau for approval.
Projects approved include: Pontotoc county, from southwest of Francis west to point a-bout 6 miles north of Ada, about 3.1 miles.
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120 feet long (the hangar is 160 by 130 feet), 26 feet high in 12 sections and roll on tracks.
The Ada committee inspected a hangar of similar type at Hensley Field nea** Dallas and called it a “honey”, a lot more spacious than the average person realizes, with room for enough accommodations to give the big community-owned airport north of Ada—now practically unused—a real start in actual aviation use.
C. N. Townsend, Jr, of the Dallas WA A office, was entirely cooperative and obliging, the Adans saiH wh«n ■** home.
while a majority is brought i from south Texas.
OI£BEO STILL HAS IUCI
Kus., March 30.-™rty-t^p years ago M and Mrs. Robert Schmelin bought a new Reo automobile They drove it only 643 miles, the
u? us? 11 a*ain after had frightened a team of horse A garage was built around th car. A young sapling sproute m front of the garage doors. Th Schmelmgs died.
Today the car sold at pubii
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the car out of the garage, m chanic Robert Morris primed ti engine with gasoline, gave ti crank a tup. The engine starte the crank kicked, and Morris su fered a broken arm.
LONDON, March 30. — (ZP) —
The Ankara radio said tonight Turkey and Iraq had signed a treaty of friendship with a protocol providing for “mutual as- uR«„uma nienwav natrni
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Adans said when they returned I auction for $206. home. Workmen had to saw down
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Jes Mtea Eaters Rare For Gownor
OKLAHOMA CITY. March 30.
—(ZP)—Jess Pullen, assistant attorney general for ll years, today submitted his resignation and announced his candidacy for I the Democratic nomination for governor.
Pullen, formerly a legislator from Sulphur, ran for governor in 1930, receiving 3,480 votes.
In making his announcement he said he favored full cooperation with the federal government for development of the Arkansas Valley Authority, for conservation of soil and other natural resources and for child welfare.
He said hiu program called for permanent hard-surfaced roads throughout the state with preference to sections heretofore neglected.
OKMULGEE CHILD KILLED
OKMULGEE. Okla., March 30,
.pi—Mary Kay Osmond, 18-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Osmond of Okmulgee. was killed today when struck by an automobile in front of the family home.
Trooper Jim Costner of the Oklahoma highway patrol said
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‘Whut do you know, he’i got on underwear!” remarked th’ nurse, as she undressed Lem Wheeler, who’d jest been run over.
Any feller past 40 years oP who says he hops out o’ bed ever’ momin* with a smile is talkin’ through h.|