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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 1, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma • • • WEATHER Cloudy with showers east and south; cooler tonight. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Averil* Nit March Pate Circulation 8078 Member: Audit Bureau of Circulation City Charter Talks Move To Willard Hoyts Mooting Tuosdoy Night Draws Discussion Of Whot's Wrong With 1912 Choffer There was a large group of citizens on hand Tuesday night at Hayes school for the second of the neighborhood meetings being held for explanation of proposed city charter revisions. The meetings continue with to- nigt,Vs,.beinK held at 7:30 o’clock at Willard, Thursday at Irving, Saturday night at Philemon Colored Baptist church, Monday night at Washington. Members of the board of freeholders will spend Friday in Ponca City investigating methods bv which that community, as a city, has been able to accomplish some needful objectives. What’s Wrong Now? At the Hayes meeting, the principal line of inquiry from members of the audience was centered in the question, “What’s WTong with the present charter?*’ Members of the freeholder board welcomed this type of question as they were able to present, in reply, much of their tmdings while they were investigating the 1912 charter to learn what, if anything, needed amending or replacement. These conclusions will be given time at each of the succeeding neighborhood meetings and all citizens who are interested in what the board found lacking or inefficient in the old charter are urged to attend at least one of the meetings. No Two-Year Turnover Another query from the audience Tuesday night was to the effect that the questioner could see no advantage in electing all members of the council, under the proposed council-manager plan, every two years if it meant hiring a new city manager every two years. The charter revisions, as explained, provide for keeping a city manager as long as his services are satisfactory—in fact, avoiding the present complete shakeup and change of employes in a department when a new city commissioner goes into office, with consequent loss of experienced workers and with employ participation in city campaigns because of dependence on reelection of their commissioners to continue in their jobs. State Farm Prices Above Year Ago ADA, OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY, MAY I, 1946 Flour Is NOT Plentiful Here Bakers Stocked for Some Weeks, Some Grocers Already Running Low Some local grocers are already feeling the shortage of flour while bakers and other . -hants report a supply for several weeks of flour on hand at the present time. But all agree that unless some changes are made, ready-baked bread and flour for baking bread at home will soon be scarce locally. Copeland Baking company re ports that some flour is on hand for the time being, but is confident that the present supply will not last long unless additional flour can be added. In other words, the outlook is not rosy. Jack Johnson of Johnson's Bakery says that his supply won’t last long and knows that his purchases of flour will be cut down at least 25 percent and maybe more. He thinks that something will be done before the present supply of flour is completely depleted. The Johnson Bakery has possibly enough flour ta operate six weeks. Mrs. Katie L. Knott declined to make a statement as to her flour stock at Knott’s Bakery. However, she knew that her purchases will be cut 25 percent. The M. and P. store manager reports that a good stoc’: of four is on hand and thinks that the supply should last several weeks. He says that there has not been heavy buying of flour, but adds that his store can take care of demands for a while. Frank Dicus, owner of Dicus Market, says that he has enough flour to last several weeks. At the Brooks Food Market, Beef Cottle Brice Up Sharply During Lost 30 Days OKLAHOMA CITY, May I — CP)—During a 30-day period ending April 15, prices paid Oklahoma farmers for beef cattle advanced about 40 cents per hundredweight, Federal Statistician K. D. Blood reported today. Blood said prices paid as of April 15 average 12.20 per hunch edweight. Generally, all products sold by farmers showed some advance in price April 15. compared with the previous month, the statistician said. Wheat was up a cent per bushel, corn two cents, and oats were down one cent. April 15 prices compared with those of March 15 showed the following price variances: cattle—$12.20—$11.80 and 511.60 a year ago. Hogs—$13.90 and $23.70 a ye: • ago. Eggs—29.7 cents-30.1 cents and 30.8 cents a year ago. Wheat—$ I.'55-$ 1.54 and $1.47 year ago. Com—$1.28—$1.26 and $1.14 year ago. Oats—86 cents and 73 cents year ago. Butter—51 cents and 49 cents a year ago. Potatoes—$1.75-$1.95 and $2.10 a year ago. Sweet potatoes—$2.75 and 2.20 a year ago. All hay (loose) per ton—$12 14.30 and $11.20 a vear ago. Peanuts (bushel) —*$8.60 $8.d0 and $7.90 a year ago. OKMULGEE, May I.—(Jp) An Okmulgee restaurateur was modestly acknowledging compliments from an unusual run of customers on his extraordinary mushroom soup. Looking into the ingredients of the highly popular appetizer served on a 65-cent entree, the restaurant proprietor discovered that someone was putting an entire can of mushrooms, costing sixty cents, in each serving. .'WEATHER OKLAHOMA — Cloudy with showers east and south; cooler tonight, much cooler west two-thirds; lowest middle 30’s Panhandle to 50 east third; clearing Thursday and northwest tonight; cooler east two thirds and rising temperatures Panhandle Thursday. (Continued on Page 2 Column 2) George V. Metal Becomes Registrar OI Tulsa UaiversHy Appointment of George V. Metzel, assistant professor of English at the University of Tulsa, to the position of registrar was announced late Monday by Dr. C. I. Pontius, president. He succeeds Dr. John E. Fellows, who has served as registrar for the past 16 years. Doctor Fellows will leave T. U. to become dean of admissions and records at the University of Oklahoma. Although his new duties begin officially June 15, Professor Met-zel will serve in the office of the registrar beginning tomorrow. He will assist Doctor Fellows and his staff in enrollments for the 1946 summer session, expected to be the largest in the university’s history. Campus students will begin registering for summer study Wednesday, with enrolment open to all others May 16. The new T. U. registrar was born rn Illinois, and received his early schooling there before coming to Oklahoma in 1928. He attended the University of Oklahoma for five years, earning the degrees of bachelor of arts and master of arts. He also studied in the graduate school at Cornell university for one year, following ms study at O.U. Throughout his study, Professor Metzel majored in literature and minored in languages. In 1934, Metzel became princi-pal of the Hollis, Okla.. high school, where he alsd taught Eng-ish Then he joined the staff of the East Central State college, in Ada, in 1937, where he was associate professor of English and worked in the extension division and speakers bureau until coming to the University of Tulsa last fall. . In addition to his duties as assistant professor of English at T.U., he has served as assistant to the dean of the college of arts and sciences, Dr. E. H. Criswell. Professor Metzel is a member or the Oklahoma Education association, the National Educational association, the Oklahoma Counci., of English Teachers and Phi Delta Kappa, national education fraternity. Professor and Mrs. Metzel live at 2139 East 17th place, and have two children, Anna Mary, IO, and George, 6.    * luau Die When Plane hie River MARIETTA, Okla., May I.—(Jp) —The bodies of a man and a woman were recovered today from a civilian airplane which crashed into the Red River near here some time during last night. The dead wereddentified tentatively from papers in the plane as Clara Fette and Bernard Hen-ry Schumaker, both of Muenster. Texas. Wreckage of the plane was discovered by workers in a nearby oil field when they reported for duty this morning. arab strike liefly LON D O N, May I.—(Jp)—A Reuter s dispatch from Jerusalem reported that the Arab higher committee decided today to call a country-wide Arab general ftrn Friday *n Protest against the British-American report on Palestine. The committee cabled neighboring Arab states asking them » declare “sympathy strikes” at the same time, the dispatch said. Anderson Tori Final Try On Meal Controls FIVE CENTS THE COPT lf Conditions Don't Cicer Up in 90 Days, He's For Removing Brice Controls WASHINGTON, May I, CY!— Secretary of Agriculture Anderson said today during a discussion of meat shortage and black market conditions that if the situation is not cleared up in 90 days, be would favor removal of price controls on meat Anderson said, however, ha is pinning hopes on the success bf new slaughter quotas for packers and on the campaign against black market dealers in meat. “This is about the last effort to see if it (meat control) will work.” he told the senate banking committee in hearings on OPA extension. Wants Serious Effort Made He added he “would hate to see’ controls on meat lifted “until we have again made a serious effort.” Senator Bankhead (D-Ala.) asked what Anderson would consider a reasonable period for a fair test. ‘‘We would have to do something in 90 days or abandon it,” the secretary replied. In the discussion of meat shortages he termed “atypical exam-P e a report by Senator Barkley (D-Ky.) on a meat packer who customarily slaughtered 7,- 000 head a week and now could get but 500 a week. Anderson said packers feel that the new quota allocations for slaughter would help, but perhaps not enough. They are based on giving slaughterers IOO per cent of their slaughter in 1944. Anderson had said earlier t!u.t if meat ceilings were lifted now that pork might go to 70 cents 1 pound. Not Over Year, Says OWN The advisory board of the office of war mobilization and reconversion unanimously urged to-day that the life of OPA be ex-tended for a period not to exceed one year. Reconversion Director John W. Snyder released a resolution a-o op ted by the board as secretary of Agriculture Anderson told th*} senate banking commutes that increased farm real estate prices are “a strong argument for holding onto price control.” The resolution said termination of price control must be brought about without unnecessary delay and in an orderly manner. .But it added that it is “convinced that to abandon price control on June 30, 1946, would leave line nation unprotected against a dangerous rise in prices in the nterval before normal economic orces are working.” Showers Not Over Yet for Thb Week ™ Th* Adiated Presa Oklahoma s May day was due to be marred by occasional light drizzles in the north portion which will be general over the state by tonight. Weather bureau officials said, however, that the showers will begin to break away by tomorrow noon. High south winds are forecast in Central Oklahoma during the afternoon, shifting into the north and diminishing as the storm moves in. Several stations reported light rain the past 24 hours as one storm left the state and another began to move in. Guymon with * high of 81 and a low of 46 turned in the state’s extre?le. temperatures for the past 24 hours. *• This Will Have You Up a Tree I Mi- £ ' cwt* It looks like a giant California redwood tree, but anyone who makes that guess is going ’way out on a limb. To see' what the picture really shows, turn it on its left side. It s a springtime scene in Victoria Park. Kitchener, Ontario, taken by N. C. Schneider, local packinghouse executive and amateur photographer. - Tojo Insists Japan Fought In' War Seeking Self-Profedion Chilcuff Funeral Services Will Be Held on Thursday BOB ALDRICH IS BACK CITY» May I.— (SP)—A. D. (Bob) Aldrich of Tulsa, farmer superintendent of state hatcheries, notified the Oklahoma Game and Fish commission today ne was available for his old job. Chairman Glade Kirkpatrick said two weeks ago Aldrich had • un SDRd t0 retum to his old job Uitlf the department and that his appointment is expected to be confirmed by the commission Thursday or Friday. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Chilcutt, killed in a freight-train-auto collision north of Nowata late Monday, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Ada. Burial in Rosedale cemetery will follow. Active pallbearers will be D. M. Cox, Byron Eppler. Jess L. Young. C. O. Goddard, Orville Snead, Claude McMillan, H. P. Sugg L. A. Grant. R. W. Williamson, H. J. Huddleston, Sam K. Grant and E. S. Haraway. Honorary pallbearers will be R. W. Simpson, Orville Emnruns, Bart Smith, Lester King, Dr. EJ Granger, Frank Meaders, C. H. Massey, E. C. Hunter, Don Evans, Earl Summer, W. H. Rollow, Leslie fringe* clint Farmer and John P. McKinley. Rev. Harry W. Miller, for 25 years Scout executive here and at present pastoring Presbyterian churches at Coalgate and Bromide, will officiate as the pastor of the church here, Rev. Mitchell S. Epperson, is ill. The Chilcutts were on their way to their ranch near Nowata when the tragedy occurred at a rural crossing. They were residents of Ada for many years. Here Mr. Chilcutt s business activities had included several years as president of a bank and more time in the cattle business. He had been operating the ranch near Nowata for several years, spending part of his time there and part of it here. Recently he and Mrs. Chilcutt sold their home here and moved to the ranch. Martin Reed Chilcutt was 75 and hjs wife, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Chilcutt. 63. They are survived by two daughters and a son, none of whom now live in Ada. R^RONE^*WraER" DIES OKLAHOMA CITY, May I — (ZP)—Mrs. A. E. Monroney, 71, mother of Rep. Mike Monroney (D-Okla) died today. Mrs. Monroney was born in Hannibal, Mo., and moved to Oklahoma City in 1893. Funeral arrangements were incomplete pending arrival of Rep. Monroney from Washington. Army Wives Will Find Life In Berlin Easy With No Worries About Rent, Food Prices Low „ By HAL BOYLE BERLIN, May I, UPI—A r rn y wives who have arrived here to join their husbands in the American occupation forces will find life in Germany easier in many ways than it was in their homeland. Their renting problem is simple. There are no frantic dickenngs with real estate agents, no bonus payments to tenants relinquishing apartments. Uncle Sam will just toss some German family out of its home, and the American family will move into a clean, neat, well-fumished domicile. The Germans will have to start combing the ruins for living quarters. Hausfrau Worried For this reason jhe teutonic population views with considerable misgiving the advent of American wives. “We will never be masters of our own homes again in our lifetime,” said one hausfrau, envisioning a IO to 20-year occupation. There will be Yio standing in long lines at the butcher’s for the American wife seeking a steak for ^ier lieutenant. She will call at the army commissary and buy any food available at prices that would seem ridiculously low in the United States. The range of food is verv \ ide and includes a considerable supply of that nourishing material called beef—and spelled b-e-e-f. (Continued on Page 3, Column I) Hos No Remorse os Wor Crimes Trial Looms, Admits Wonted to Keep Fighting By RUSSELL BRINES TOKYO. May I.—OP)—Hideki Tojo insisted today from his prison cell that Japan fought*~a "War of self protection” and indicated he would face the international war crimes tribunal with no remorse. In an exclusive, written interview through his principal Japanese attorney—Ichiro Kiyose-the one-time dictator made his first statements on the war since the occupation. Tojo acknowledged that he had spoken against Japan's surrender —proposing continued resistance —but denied that he had taken any direct action to forcibly prevent the emperor’s surrender rescript. Promises “While Opinion” The bald, stern little man declared he would “express my whole opinion” in court but dodged a question whether lie intended to condemn American leaders while presenting his defense. He said that if, in 1941. Japan could have taken any other way than war “as an indeoendent country I would have taken it.” He repeated Japan’s favorite propaganda, faith in an Asiatic co-prosperity sphere, indicating clearly that he would rest a considerable part of his defense on the “righteousness” of Japans war. Kiyose visited the former premier 30 minutes today and reported him “in good health and good spirits.” The trial may be held in June. Not Invasion, As He Saw It Tojo, writing his answers to TO questions in clear, bold characters. declared: “We did not want to invade any oriental countries. I thought this was a war to t mancipate oriental countries from foreign influences and enjoy a coprosperity sphere of freedom and equality. But during the war, in order to complete it, we could not refrain from using natural resources (of the occupied areas) and imposing several restrictions on the People’s rights.” He said these restrictions were to continue only during the war, after which the oriental countries were to live on “a principle of freedom,” but the war ended differently and “it is regrettable that this idea has taken a different shape.” Tojo said he wanted “from the bottom of my heart, for Japan to revive in a new stardard” but did not explain. Some Others Ducking Blame His steadfastness to the same idea with which he announced the opening of the war at least is different from that of many Japanese. Several co - defendants now insist they had nothing to do with the hostilities. Tojo declared he was “surprised” when he was named premier in 1941, although the late Prince Konoye and others said Tojo had engineered the cabinet downfall that placed him in power. Tojo declined to answer this question: “Dj you feel now that it was better that you lived through your suicide attempt?” He also declined to say whether his decisions would have been affected if the Japanese navy more strongly had opposed war in ’941. whether he thought all of tne principal Japanese figures had Russia Stays With Peace, Says Stalin But May Day Celebrants Warned to Remain Alert And Strong to Guard Beoco By REMBERT JAMES MOSCOW. May I. (.PL—A colorful demonstration by hundreds of thousands of Moscow’s workers and a long parade by soldiers’ sailors and airmen, advised bv Generalissimo Stalin not to forget for a minute “the intrigues of international reaction which *s hatching plans of a new war,” marked the Soviet union’s obser Vance of May Day today. Although the Soviet 1eader pave first place in his or ler of the day to “our valiant armed forces,” he told his people: “There is no reason to doubt that in the future the Soviet union will he true* to its policy— the policy of peace and seer.•'itv, the policy of equality and friend ship of the peoples.” Military Parade Brief Stalin exhorted the Russian armed forces to remain strong and increase their effectiveness. by lessons learned from the war “on the basis of development of science and technique,” but it was noted that the traditional | military parade before Lenin’s I tomb in the Red square Jap Labor Talks General Strike To Support Demands Wonts Leftist Government, Threatens Walkout I# Now Cobinat Entirely of Liberals; May Day Marchers In Jop Cities Coll for Moro Food, Housing, Bettor Wages TOKYO, May I.—(AP)—Organized labor used its occupation won freedom to voice a May Day threat of a general strike to support its demand for a leftist government. Meantime, Japanese police and American forces searched for the fanatic accused of having plotted to assassinate General MacArthur at the height of today's celebration * by an estimated 400,000 Japanese in front of the imperial palace. It was Japan's first May Day celebration in ll years and it passed quietly without a single reported act of violence. ■A Socialist Kanju Kato, in a labor committee conference with Pre-1 mier Shidehara, said a nationwide walkout might be called f a single party cabinet was More Housing Units lo EX Fest Central Notified FHA Hos Approved 35 Moro For Veterans' Use (Continued on page 2, col. 2) cut a half hour from the regular two-hour review. “Now our armed forces are faced with a task of no less importance—vigilantly to guard the peace which was won and the constructive labor of the Soviet people, to be the reliable bulwark of the interest of thz Soviet union. “The successful accomplishment of this honorable task is possible only on condition of further growth of military culture and military skill of the officers and men of our army, our navy and our aviation.” Stalin urged Russian workers to reach and even exceed the goals set in the nation’s new five-year plan. Remember Lenin “Developing peaceful socialist construction.” Stalin’s order declared, “we should not forget for a minute the intrigues of international reaction, which is hatching plans of a new war. It is necessary to remember the teaching of the great Lenin to the effect that after switching over to peaceful labor, it is necessary to be constantly vigilant, to protect as the apple of one’s eye th*? armed forces and defensive powers of our country. “The armed forces of the Soviet union must daily improve their military art on the basis of experience of war, on the basis of the progress of military science and technique. Beyond any doubt, our army, our navy and our aviation will accomplish all those tasks facing them. May day, characterized by Stalin as “the international holiday of the working people,” is most widely observed in European countries and is similar to the September labor day observance in the United States. It was first proclaimed in 1889 by the second socialist international in Paris.” Arab League Will Fight Any (bange CAIRO. May I.—(AV-=Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha, secretary general of the Arab league, said in an interview today that his group would “take all measures” against the British - American committee report recommending that 100,000 more Jews be admitted to Palestine. “The report is very harmful,” he said, “and the harm comes f' urn the fact it would encourage ole ments of terrorism and continual disturbances and will push the peace loving Arabs to desperation. “It will have a very bad consequence for the situation in Palestine. I do not believe any responsible government will be able to encourage such a policy as is referred to in the report.” Read the Ada News Want Ads. East Central college has been u,as; assured 35 additional housing units, which, added to the 20 that are being erected now brings ed bv the rightist liberals. The I liberal party won 139 diet seats I in the recent election but failed ! to gain a majority. Shidehara Won’! Reply “The people may rise against it,” Kato told the premier. “This , might take the form of a general I strike. In that case, who is going to take the responsibility-— you?” Shidehara. who resigned his cabinet nine days ago in an elec-| tion aftermath, agreed to listen to the committee’s demands— for ^roUcge'veterans'0^'55,“and j city'officials'1'1*    ■    The    blowed    the Construction of the 2n ..nit. assemb|v which the American that were aproved several"month* EKJ ago has been started and one of ’    . SS SSS.*— “ — EftSftTXMSfSS Mayor Guy Thrash made ap- snJches riemanrimf’ plication for a number of housing workers Then it disnerseH uT szrtr&ss.'LV s: SS— plication’ d,sapprovaI of ,hat “P' " No Plot Development. Tho rti TU Lr I, . Armed American soldiers clr- ficials at the college are not sure where the new units will be constructed. but it is possible that cont ruction will be on the land that was recently approved for purchase. It is pointed out that a unit .s not a building, but a place for one family to live. Cancer Drive Al Hallway Mark Here Local Theaters Aiding With Collections Pontotoc county’s cancer drivz this week has reached the halfway mark—$1,500 toward a goal of $3,000. Drive leaders are still in a receptive mood, ready to accept further contributions for the work of the American Cancer Society in research and treatment in a growing battle against cancer. Collections at the McSwain- the total this week for Pontotoc county. Wheal-Flour lo Be Subject al C of ( Bob Calvert of the Ada Milling company will be the principal speaker at the regular Thursday noon luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce. He will talk on the wheat situation confronting not only the mill, but the general public. Calvert explains that the Ada mill has enough wheat to run until Friday, at which time the mill mav have to be closed because of a wheat shortage. The shortage 'of wheat ani flour will be explained and its effect on the miller and the public will be pointed out. He says that other mills in th?? state are affected in the same manner and some of them have already closed. Proposed Agreement Has Some Senators Wondering How Long Americans to Stay in Europe having plotted to kill him with grenades and pistols at the height of today’s celebration. An informant now in America custody told MacArthur’! aides of the plot. MacArthur^ military secretary and officers in his counter-intel- t Continued on Page 2, Column 2) Molotov, Byrnes (lash on Future Control of Ityy By JOSEPH DYNAN PARIS, May I. —(JP)— Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov and U. S. Secretary of State Byrnes clashed in the question of the future allied control of Italy today as the foreign ministers’ council turned thumbs down on Austria's plea for return of the southern Tyrol by Italy. A qualified conference source vwhvvuvhs ai mf ivicawatn■ said the Soviet minister sharply Kiva-Ritz theaters are boosting I tJfP<J**d Byrnes’ proposal for a 4*.:-----1-    -    -    *    - 'single general commission to su pervise the carrying out of the Italian treaty provisions on the ground that it would he an infringement of Italian sovereignty. Byrnes was said to have re- E>rted it was no more of an m-mgement than the treaty itself. Molotov reversed the Soviet El icy followed at last Septem-r’s council meeting at which the Russians voted with their colleagues to set up only military control commissions. At this morning’s session, over which he presided. Molotov came out in favor of no commission at all. The ministers were discussing the last of ll points of disagreement over the Italian treaty. The ministers decided to hold their next meeting tomorrow morning and to cancel a scheduled session this afternoon. Their deputies will meet this afternoon to set the agenda. A conference source said both sessions tomorrow probably would be devoted to attempts to clear up minor points of differ* ence on the Italian treaty. WASHINGTON. May I.—(/p>_ The proposed Big Four 25-year agreement to keep Germany impotent for war aroused senate inquiries today about how long American troops are expected to remain in Europe and what future is planned for the German people. The proposal advanced by Secretary of State Byrnes at the Paris conference met generally favorable reaction, although Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) said he doubted substantial American forces can be kept in Germany for 25 years. However.” he told a reporter, ‘if we can relieve Russia’s fears of aggression on the part of Germany lo the extent that the Soviets will withdraw^ their troops and permit independent govern-ments to be set up in the Baltic and Ba.knn states, it would mean a tremendous lot for world peace.” | Can’t Keep People lo Serfdom He said he was in “entire sympathy” with the idea that Germany should be prevented from ever again attaining a war-making potential but it called it “as-sinine to suggest that the people of Germany be kept in an abject state of poverty and serfdom.” I Senator Brooks (R-Ill) said he, too, wants to see Germany kept disarmed, but not forcibly reduc-; ed to the agricultural state sug-j gested in the so-called Morgen- I (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) 1 TH’ PESSIMIST I Bf Be* Blanks. Jai Ever’ day is “may” day t’ some folks judgin’ frum th’ way they git things done. If politicians wuz swimmers. mighty few uv ’em would ever reach W shc$e. ;