Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 6, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Th* only troubl* with "lighting o fire"under or ".torching" tom* public officials is that those officials, through years of experience, ore too well insulated to feel the heat when applied.
Partly cloudy this afternoon, becoming mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday.
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
Dodds, Martin And Oliver Take Over As New City ’Dads'
Men Elected in April Toke Office, Nome Appointments
To City Jobs; Most of City Employes inChongcgytr
Three new city commissioners took office Monday mom* ing at 8 o’clock after being sworn in by County Judge Moss Wismbish in the mayor’s office in the Convention hall.
Every thing was in a hustle-bustle at the Convention hall with new employees starting to work along with a few old employees who stayed on.
Six of the men whj were appointed to jobs as city policemen are former servicemen and most of them are young or middle aged men.
In addition to the chief, Quinton Blake, and assistant chief, Cecil Smith, J. M. Carter, J. W. Choate and Troy Tipton were appointed to desk sergeant positions. Carter and Tipton have licenses to operate the police radio and Choate expects to receive his official ‘go* sign within two weeks.
Police patrolmen will include Luther Davis, Henry Ramsey, Frank Smith, Thad Bass, Ott Ray and Jess Brenlee. Bass will be motorcycle policeman and Dave Alberts will keep his job as policeman in negro town.
Veterans on the police force include Ramsey, Bass, Ray, Choate and Smith.
Appointed to serve under Street Superintendent Kroth were: Eddie Loman, Ernest Land-rith, I. R. Jenkins, Charles Bingham, Elmer Sanders, Lawrence Sutton and Arthur Grisso.
Serving under Klepper with the water department will be Joe Thompson, *Tollie Fowler, Jack Milligan, Foy Rose, Jack West, Virl Loman and Bill Wiggins. Fowler is said to be a brother to Guriev Fowler, who was at cne time water superintendent.
Dick Akins, because of the fine work that he has done since
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Charter Revision Discussion Set For Washington District
Tonight at 7:30 o’clock at Washington school the last of a series of neighborhood meetings for discussion of proposed city charter changes will begin.
Last week similar meetings were held in four city ward schools and in the colored section of Ada.
In charge are members of the board of freeholders which has been working since early April to draft revisions to fit charter provisions to Ada's needs and to abolish the provisions for final form for submission to the voters later.
Not only people of the Washington district but those from any part of the city who are interested are invited to be at tonight's meeting.
At the meeting the revisions will be discussed and questions will be invited so that all can understand why each provision is included.
( of ( Will Mod Friday Hilt Week
Tickets Available Starting Tuesday ta Hear Samuel Fettingill
The regular weekly meeting of the Chamber of Commerce will be at noon Friday instead of Thursday this week so that members of the local organization can hear Samuel Pettigill, the gentleman from Indiana, make an address on “Why Not Give a Man a Chance?”
Tickets to the luncheon will be on sale at the Aldridge hotel from Tuesday morning until Friday morning at IO o’clock, according to Elmer Kenison, secretary.
The noon luncheon will be a part of a state meeting of the Oklahoma Association of Commercial Organization secretaries.
Persons attending the meeting have been requested to be in the dining room at 11:45 a.m. and be ready to eat at 12 noon because a portion of the program will be broadcast.
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OKLAHOMA — Partly cloudy this afternoon, becoming mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday; scattered showers and somewhat cooler northwest and north central this afternoon, widely scattered showers or thunderstorms and cooler tonight and Tuesday.
> Luke B. Dodds, who won the mayor’s race without a runoff, appointed Quinton Blake, .hief of police, and Cecil Smith was named assistant chief of police. He also named Ed Haley fire chief.
Burrell Oliver, who replaces J. D. Willoughby as commissioner of public works and property. pointed men to fill many positions. Gene Klepper was named as water superintendent and Henry Kroth, who served as commissioner and later was street superintendent . under J. H. Pryor, was named superintendent of street construction and repair with seven other men being named to work under him.
Ray Martin, incumbent by virtue of an appointment to the post of finance commissioner following the resignation of Bill Bevers, and elected last month, took office along with the two new commissioners.
It was the first ti..„e that either of the three men has been elected to an* office of the city of Ada. 7
Blake Heads Police
At the police station, Blake replaces Dud Lester as chief of police and Cecil Smith,‘who expects to resign May 15 and run for sheriff, was appointed assistant chief replacing Drew Thomas, who said that ne plans to go into business for himself.
Thrash Shows Dodds About
Former Mayor Guy Thrash spent most of Monday morning driving about town showing the new mayor things that had been started and pointed out the numerous things that need to be done. He gave Mayor Dodds detailed information pertaining to the Chauncey Airport located north of Ada.
Thrash said that he would become the manager of the Free-man-Thrash Motor company and that his partner, Si Freeman will continue his practice of law.
Each of the men taking office presented a $10,000 bond before being sworn into their respective office.
After taking office, each of the men went about his respective business with some minor details to be worked out to bring the 6f-fices up to their expectations.
Vandergrift Fights For Marine
Trying to Save Corpn From Extinction Under Army-
Novy Merger Bill
WASHINGTON, May «.—(/P)— Gen. Alexander A. Vandergrift came out fighting today to save his marine corps from the extinction he said is threatened for it in the pending army-navy merger bill.
The four-star marine general contended that the army “is determined to reduce the marine corps to a position of studied military ineffectiveness.
“And the merger bill in its present form makes this objective readily attainable," Vandergrift declared in testimony prepared for a closed session of the senate naval committee. The text of his statement was made available by the navy.
A member of President Truman’s informal council of military elder statesmen, the marine corps commandant underlined the remainder that “the marines are ready.”
“If it came to a fight today,” he added, “I do not know who could replace them.”
“At a time when the responsible heads of other services are complaining of disintegration of fighting power accompanied by problems of low morale and deterioration of discipline,” Vandergrift declared, “I can assure you that these conditions are not existent in the marine corps.”
In sharper tones than either Secretary of the Navy Forrestal or Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nim-itz used in earlier appearances before the committee, Vandergrift contended that the war department general staff has considered “the very existence of the marine corps x x x as a continuing affront.”
OKLAHOMA ^CITY, May 6.— (&)—Gov. Robert S. Kerr will leave tonight for Washington to attend hearings Wednesday through Friday before the house Rivers and Harbors committee on the proposed Arkansas Valley development.
While in the capital he will attend a meeting of the national safety council, and visit President Truman at the White House Friday morning. He will go to Milwaukee Friday night, where he will address the Wisconsin degno-cratic state convention Saturday
All Coal Operators Called To Conference At Capital in Sudden, Unexplained Move
Lews Absent In Horning
(alf Buyers Back in Ada
Hailey and Kenison Purchase 115 Head aff Dairy Cattle In Wisconsin
C. H. Hailey, county agent, and Elmer Kenison, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, returned Saturday from Wisconsin where they purchased 115 head of dairy cattle to be distributed to farm youth in Pontotoc county. Twenty-one of the animals will be sold to adult dairymen in the county.
It was the largest single consignment of purebred dairy cattle ever to leave Janesville, Wise., and all of the cattie are enroute to Ada for distribution.
At one location, about $15,000 worth of animals were purchased. The purchases totaled 73 head nearly all of which were Milking Shorthorns. Included is a purebred Holstein bull from the herd of the School for the Visually Handicapped and a bull and a heifer from the Gil-Bar farm Jersey herd.
Fourteen Guernsey heifers were purchased in Jefferson county in addition to 31 Holstein heifers for Pontotoc county farm youth.
A total of 14 Milking Shorthorns were purchased for adult breeders. Six two year old bred Holstein heifers and one bull were purchased for Dub George.
The cattle were shipped from Janesville, Wise., at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and are expected to arrive in Ada Monday night or Tuesday morning. Bernard Mar-guert, outstanding dairy herdsman from Wisconsin, is making the trip with the cattle.
The purchasing committee has 94 head of dairy stock arriving from Wisconsin, purchased six head from Dr. Ed Granger of Ada and have 18 more animals to buy to fill all the cyders.
President of PAC Assails Congress For OPA Measure
By JAMES P. HACKETT
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. May 6. —(ZP)—Sidney Hillman, chairman of the Cip political action committee, said today that congress had made a “shambles of the price control act, betraying the interests of the people and threatening to plunge the nation into an orgy of inflation which can end only with national disaster.”
Hillman, president of the CIO Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, declared in the keynote address prepared for the union’s 15th biennial convention that a congressional “coalition has blocked, defeated or emasculated every other item of urgent social legislation.”
“A wrecking crew in the house of representatives has done the bidding of the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Real Estate Board and the Meat Trust,” Hillman said. “It dallies on the vital housing legislation and a public health program. It has sabotaged the Fair Labor Standards Amendments. It callously denied full citizenship to the negro people by filibustering the fair employment practices and anti-poll tax acts.”
More than 1,000 delegates to the Clothing Workers’ convention heard Hillman reiterate his attacks against the house committee on unAmerican activities.
“The congress, in defiance of the people, has recreated that committee and provided Congressman Rankin a vehicle to carry on his unDemocratic and un-American campaign of harassing progressive men and organizations and violating their civil rights and liberties under the Hitler-like guise of a holy crusade against ’communism,’ Hillman said.
Hillman said that if the nation was to move forward in peace and prosperity “the course of congress must be sharply reversed.” The CIO political action committee, he said, was “more solidly entrenched and better equipped to carry on the campaign than it was in 1944.”
ITALIAN KMG OUT?
ROME, May 6.—•(£*)—1Tile royal house denied tofay that King Vittorio Emanuele III had abdicated yesterday. (A French broadcast had reported that the Italian king abdicated after signing a decree in the presence of Pope Pius KIL)
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 6.— (#*)—-The department of public safety may use part of a recent $30,000 contingency fund appropriation for motor vehicle repair under a supplemental directive issued today by Gov. Robert S. Kerr.
Oil Men Will Keep Eyes on Northern Iron
Now that the USSR, through the Russian-Iranian oil company agreement, has gained long-sought drilling concessions in northern Iran, how much oil will she get out of it? Map above shows Russia’s Iranian foothold, and approximate “Uke” from other oil concessions in Middle East.
Jap Leaders Deny Guilt
Tai* and 2* Otto* Wartime Leader* Ordered to Trial
On June 3, This Year
Br DUANE HENNESSY
TOKYO. May </P)—Hideki
To jo and 26 other war-time leaders of Japan today entered staccato pleas of innocent to charges that they unledfehed a war of aggression and murder in the Pacific and were ordered to trial June 3 despite their counsels’ protest that the interval is too short.
The Far East tribunal, before which the 27 appeared for their first formal hearings, however, will convene again next Monday to permit the defense to renew its emphatic challenge that the court has no jurisdiction in the pending cases.
Tojo’s attorney, Ichiro Kiyose lost no time today in attacking the tribunal. He charged that the court’s president, Sir William Webb of Australia, has been so biased by his investigation of Japanese atrocities in New Guinea that he cannot judge fairly.
The motion was promptly denied after a ten-minute recess conference. With Webb absent from the discussion, eight of the court’s • other ten justices ruled that no objection to any member can be sustained because the court’s charter provides that members shall be of MacArthur^ choosing.
Kiyose had said he intended to object to each of the justices but the ruling prevented him from pursuing the point.
The only defendant not entering a plea of innocent was Dr. Shumei Okawa, who was absent from the courtroom undergoing a sanity examination by allied psychiatrists as a result of his slapping Tojo’s bald head in the court last week and other prisoner’s box antics. Okawa, former director of the East Asia economics research institute of Manchuria, is accused of instigating the Mukden incident that set off Japanese aggression.
Levis Sons lo Be Hen by Tuesday
Flrat Time In Five Years All Off Thom Will Hove Bota At Homo Together
All of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lewis, 223 South Francis, will be at home Tuesday, the first time in five years.
Col. James Lynn Lewis and his wife came in Saturday. Capt. Herbert Lewis came in from the Pacific theater several days ago. Cpl. Raymond Lewis has been flown from Italy to this country and will arrive Tuesday. W. Howard Lewis is in business here, after going through the European campaign.
They have come home on account of the serious illness of their brother, Warren Lewis, who is in Valley View hospital. Warren was reported a bit better Monday morning.
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Bikini .Isn't Sleepy Now
See boos Rushing Work, Atoll Looks Like Two Doys Attar Assault Landing
BIKINI, May 6, UPL-This once sleepy and remote little Coral Atoll rapidly is being transformed into a huge scientific laboratory.
If the homesick natives who migrated to the Island of Ronger-ik two months ago could return to Bikini they would be appalled to see what the Americans have done to the place they remember as home.
They would understand why they can never come back here to live, even if the blast of an atomic bomb fails to make ash heap.; of every tree and bush growing on the island.
Seabee buldozers have ripped and torn their way over the island, clearing roadways through the coconut trees. Trees have been uproated to clear sites for installations. Thatched huts havo either been tom down or are being used to store supplies.
Like Amphib Landing
Bikini looks like an Atoll in wartime two days after American forces made an assault landing; assault techniques are being used to get the stuff ashore.
“It is just like an amphibious landing, except that no one is shooting,” said Commander Kenneth C. Lovell of Mountainburg, Ard. and that is a good description of the operation.
# LST’s (landing ship tanks) are tied up to floating piers, or are on the beach, where a few weeks ago the natives put out to sea in their outrigger canoes to hunt for food.
Enlisted men are building roads anda installations. Amphibious ducks, concrete mixers, stone crushing machinery and huge stockpiles of supplies are scattered among the palms.
Many Men To Use Atoll
Where naked little Bikinians once chased each other across the island sands, seabees are building
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Movie (olledions Boost (ancor Fund
Halp Bring County Total Within Distant Sight off Pontotoc County Goal
A week of collections at local theaters really got the Pontotoc county cancer fund drive to rolling again and although it is still some distance from the goal, the drive leaders are again a bit hopeful that eventually it will be reached. *
'Hiey are not closing the campaign, but are still inviting citizens to contribute to the work of the American Cancer Society to finance its fight against cancer.
Louis Long, drive treasurer, Monday reported that the total thus far had reached $2,350. The goal is $3,000.
The McSwain-Kiva-Ritz theaters reported that the collections from their audiences on Saturday totaled more than $154 and brought the movie collections for . the week to an even $900.
Of Eight Dead
Weekend Sends Oklahoma's 1946 Record Soaring; All Happened in 24 Hours
By Th* Associated Prest
Eight persons were injured fatally in traffic accidents in Oklahoma over the weekend.
Two of the fatally injured persons died early today. They were Ernestine Clement, 18, and
Charles Paul Frank, 20, both of Bokchito.
Both were injured when the automobile in which they were riding struck a bridge abutment near Clayton last night.
Other dead in weekend
Gene Hugh Wooden, 18, Covington.
Rena Gatlin, 12, Durant.
John Edwin Booth, 21, Woodward.
Harold Weber, 24, Bronx. N. Y.
Charles Martin Gonser, 80,
Jimmy V. Reed, 20, Canadian, Tex.
Wooden was fatally injured one mile east of Edmond when he was thrown from a motorcycle into the path of an automobile.
Rena Gatlin died of injuries received when a intercity bus and a wholesale grocery truck collided at Armstrong Saturday, sending 19 persons to hospitals at Durant.
The highway patrol said the child was walking along the highway with an aunt when the bus struck them after colliding with the truck. Only IO injured remained in Durant’s three hospitals but several were in serious condition.
Booth was killed w*hen the automobile he was driving struck a bridge approach six miles north of Vici in Dewey county.
Weber, student at Oklahoma A. and M. college, was killed when the automobile in which he was riding crashed into a bridge six miles east of Stillwater. Charles Sanders, Jr., 19. of Tulsa, also an A. and M. student, was seriously injured.
Gonser died in a Moorelan i hospital of injuries received in the collision of an automobile and a truck in which he was riding. He was a retired farmer.
Reed died in a Shattuck hospital as the result of injuries suffered April 29 when the automobile he was driving overturned six miles east of Laverne in Harper county.
There will be a meeting of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Indian Confederation Wednesday, May 8, at 2 p.m. in the district courtroom in Ada.
W. W. Short, Oklahoma City, will report on the last trip of tribal officials to Washington. D. C., in connection with negotiations for purchase by the government of Indian coal and asphalt lands in Oklahoma. All Indians are urged to attend.
Add another shortage — knotholes in baseball park fences!
Stand Fat on Itala-Yugo-slav Frontier, Start Examining Balkan Treaties
PARIS, May 6. — (;P) — Deadlocked on the Italo-Yugoslav frontier issue, the foreign ministers council instructed its deputies today to start examination of the Balkan treaties, beginning with Romania, an American informant said.
The four ministers of Russia, Britain, France and the United States reviewed their position on the Italian treaty and found the question of Trieste and the Italian-Yugoslav frontier was the key difficulty. Thereupon U. S Secretary of State Byrnes proposed that the deputies be instructed to start work on Balkan treaties.
Neither Budges On Italy Neither the Americans nor the Russians would oudge from their stands on the Italian treaty ai the meetings today The U. S. secretary told his three colleagues, the informant said that he was willing to accept either the ptoposed British or French frontier lines between Italy and Yugoslavia but that acceptance of the Russian proposal would violate the London conference decision to use the new frontier on ethnic grounds.
Byrnes’ proposal of Saturday to hold a plebiscite in the disputed region between the pro-
Esed American and Russian ies was not raised at today’s meeting.
Italian Future Reviewed Other disputed points reviewed at the three-hour session weie the future of Italy’s colonies ann reparations. It was stated that a report of a reparations study commission would be ready in a few* days.
With the switch to Balkan problems, the possibility was seen that the United States might offer concessions in the Balkans to break the deadlock on Italy.
Publk Invited To Will Rogers High Orchestra Concert
The public is invited to hear a concert by the Will Rogers High School Orchestra, of Tulsa, Tuesday morning at 10:00 in the East Central college auditorium.
The 35-piece Will Rogers Orchestra is directed by one of tho state’s leading music instructors, Wyatt C. Freeman, who for 16 years W’as head of music education in Ada public schools. He was director of both band and choral music at Ada High school until 1938, when the educational system was reorganized in order to bring better musical training to grammar schools. At that time. Freeman became supervisor of vocal music for Ada public schools; Gene Ford was named instrumental supervisor.
The orchestra opened its musical program in Ada Monday afternoon with a concert in the Junior high auditorium for students of Ada senior and junior high schools, and is to play at the Youth Center from 4 to 6 p. rn. for a dance.
Selected members of the orchestra will play a special instrumental program at the Ada Lions club noonday luncheon Tuesday. Early Tuesday afternoon the orchestra will go to Seminole High school to present a concert I efore returning to Tulsa.
Brairo Mussolini's Widow It Drowned
Two Mon off Boating Party Missing; Was With Thro# British Soldiers
MILAN, May 6. UP*—The body of Bruno Mussolini’s widow was recovered yesterday from Lake Como, where she drowned the previous, night during a boating party with three British soldiers and another woman. Identification was confirmed by documents in the clothing.
Police said the attractive, 30-year-old daughter-in-law of the former Duce drowned when the boat sprang a leak and sank in a deep section of the lake. Two members of the party were rescued by fishermen, but a Britisn army captain and an enlisted man were missing.
Bruno Mussolini, whose widow has been living in Como for the past two years, was killed in 1941 while testing a bomber.
His widow, the former Signorina Gina Ruberti, was the daughter of Prof. Guido Ruberti, a theater critic and head of the education ministry’s division of contemporary art during Mussolini’s regime. Members of her family were known as ardent fascists.
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Government May Moka Fresh Proposals; Sonata Hears Demand for Action
WASHINGTON. May 6, UP— Fresh developments in the soft coal negotiations were Indicated today when the government-sponsored conferences were recessed suddenly to permit attendance of all operators at this afternoon’s session.
The operators caucused for an hour this morning while the miners’ negotiating committee sat by. John L Lewis, United Mine Workers’ president, was absent.
Edward R. Burke, head of the Southern Coal Producers Association. and Charles O’Neill, chairman of the Northern Appalachian group, also were absent. Burk * was appearing before the house judiciary committee in behalf of a bill to curb imposition by a union of a royalty on the product of an employer. Such a payment is one of lewis' major demands on the coal operators.
Expect Government Proposal
Government conciliators were silent on the developments beyond saying that a recess was called until 2:30 p. rn. (EST).
Some government proposal for ending the 36-day old strike was expected this week, although whether it will be submitted this afternoon was not known.
Secretary of Labor Schwellen-bach went into a conference with special conciliators Edwrard lf. McGrady and Paul W. Fuller during the recess.
Meanwhile UNRRA Director General F. H. LaGurdia told reporters after a White House call that the strike had resulted in the reduction of coal shipments ta Italy during one week in April from 125.000 to 7,500 tons.
He said food shipments have not yet been affected.
The coal strike President Truman described as a “national disaster” stretched into its sixth week today with official fears and congressional tempers both mounting.
As John I* I.ew is prepared to resume his “silent treatment” of the bituminous operators, congress made its first tentative move toward stepping into the dispute.
A house judiciary subcommittee scheduled hearings on a bill to outlaw any form of special production payments to unions, such a law, if passed, would strike down Lewis’ No. I demand—for a health and welfare fund for bis miners.
Lewis SUeoft on Bill
J>wis held his own counsel on this maneuver as well as Mr. Truman’s weekend report warning that the full impact of the strike has only “barely begun” to be felt.
Even before that document was made public, the senate heard several of its members demand government action to reopen the mines.
Later, Senator Ellender (DI.a) told reporters he thought the report “could well mean that the White House is preparing the public for the necessary steps of seizure.”
Seizure, however, was not being mentioned seriously around labor department officials as a likely next step—for the big reason.
Muskogee” *May 6, <j*»—a
group of county agents and 4-H club members from Mississippi will tour Muskogee county Wednesday. it has been announced by County Agent Ira Hollar.
The group will be under th* leadership of Ray W. Wilson, field representatives of the national cottonseed products association. Inc.
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