Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 8, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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World Observes Anniversary Of J Victory—Without War or Peace
ONE YEAR AFTER-
Where Are Nazi Leaders Who Tried to Conquer the World?
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The Hitler hierarchy—Nazidom’s super-supermen who sought to swagger as the rulers of the world—make a sorry picture today. Some died as the monstrous structure built upon “Mein Kampf” crashed about their heads; others took the coward’s way out, not daring to face the scales of justice; others were caught and are on trial for their Uvea, with little doubt that they will pay the penalty for their crime against humanity.
Rayburn Prepares (or Finish Fight Over SPA Power Program
By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST
WASHINGTON, May 8.—(AP)—House Speaker Sam Rayburn rolled up his sleeves today for a finish fight with what he called ‘ Power Lobbyists” over provisions of the interior department appropriation bill.
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Freeholders Will ' "e 18 “pubUclyint0 Heel Tonight
Everyone Invited; Dr.
Spencer to Discuss Charter In Broadcast Tonight
Ada’s board of freeholders tonight will meet at 7:30 o’clock in the conference room of the Home Federal Savings and Loan building.
The board chairman, Dr. Charles F. Spencer, announces that it will be an open meeting, that all who are interested in the charter revision work that has been under way will be welcomed.
Dr. Spencer will speak over KADA tonight at 8 o’clock on the revision proposals.
The board has completed a sones of meetings at which citizens discussed the proposals for a change to a council-manager form of government.
The members are now taking up putting the proposals into final wording for submission to the voters, probably in June.
BARTLESVILLE WOMAN TO BE TRIED FOR PERJURY
TULSA, Okla., May 8, CD— Mrs. Lola Hampton, Bartlesville widow, must face trial in federal court on a perjury chare resulting from her testimony in the Washihgton county liquor conspiracy cases.
Mrs. Hampton was charged while the liquor charge still was in progress but was not formally indicted until yesterday's grand jury action.
The government alleges her testimony before the federal jury did not coincide with what she previously had told agents of the alcohol tax unit.
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Oklahoma — Fair eastern third
becoming cloudy remainder of state with showers west tonight; not so cool tonight but pan handle; showers Thursday; cooler western two-thirds of state.
legislative rough-and-t u rn b I e, told reporters he personally would offer an amendment restoring to the southwest power administration some of the money denied it by the house appropriations committee.
Committee Slashed Budget The committee, in sending to the house floor yesterday a sharply-cut interior appropriation bill, slashed more than $20,-000,000 from the $23,323,000 budget estimates of the SPA, a power project operating in Rayburn’s home state and other portions of the southwest.
In bitter words, the speaker blamed “utility lobbyists” for the committee’s action on the SPA, his favorite project, they are attempting, he claimed, to “kill it off.”
Not Afraid Of Fight
Rayburn said he had had previous battles with these adversaries and announced:
“If they are spoiling for another fight with me, as far as I am concerned they can get it, because I am just one man who is not afraid of them.”
House Democratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts said he would ‘‘do whatever is necessary to back up the speaker.”
The position of the two leaders presaged a lively fight when the interior appropriation bill comes before the house for amendments Friday. Not in recent years, at least, have they teamed up publicly in opposition to a recommendation of the powerful 45-man appropriations. committee.
Committee Against Big Program
In ordering the SPA slash in a bill m which it recommended a general reduction of almost 50 per cent in interior department funds, the committee said it “does not favor” initiation of a power-development program in the southwest area at a cost of several hundred million dollars.
Debate on the $174,652,579 bill, starting today, was expected to bring to the floor also a fight by western representatives to restore some of the money the committee denied the bureau of reclamation. The reclamation service was alloted $72,271,475, less than half of its $166,894,055 budget estimates.
These are the days when every question mark in a youngster’s school lessons looks like a fish hook. .
Real Conditions Of Peace Still Some Yean in Future
That Prospect Darken, With Inability of Big Nation, ta Settle Peace Term,
By JOHN i M. HIGHTOWER AP Diplomatic Reporter
WASHINGTON, May 8.—(JP)— The world observed the first anniversary of victory in Europe today without war anywhere— but also without peace.
In fact, the best estimate of diplomatic authorities here is it may be several years before real conditions of peace are restored among nations. The prospects even for this, they say, have been darkened by the evident failure of the foreign ministers'conference in Paris to make progress on European peace settlements.
The situation in Europe is matched in Asia by the dispute between the Chinese communists and the central government; and in the middle east by the tensions over the war-born Palestine crisis revolving around proposals for the admittance of 100,000 Jewish refugees to the Holy Land. Progress On Machinery of Peace Estimates of the condition in which the world finds itself on today’s V-E anniversary leave little doubt that the allied powers have made’considerable progress toward organizing machinery to preserve peace once they establish it. But it is the process of establishing the peace that presents the toughest going.
Almost the only major problem in Europe on which the United States, Britain, Russia and France seem able to find a common denominator of agreement at the moment is the one presented by the Franco government in Spain. They don’t like Franco.
Early Settlements Unlikely But in th* major political disputes concerning Russia’s rights in the Balkans, the future of Germany, British domination in the Mediterranean—on these there is ho basic agreement. And officials here hold little hope of early settlements.
There is wide - spread belief among both American and foreign diplomats that the Paris foreign ministers conference actually may result in splitting Europe for a long time between the western allies and Russia, rather than in unifying it in peace.
Five Peace Treaties Needed The problem of the conference is to write peace treaties for Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland. Failing in this, the conferees may have to resort to a system of modifying present armistice agreements with the ex-enemy satellites.
This would prolong indifinitely their suspension between war and peace and might strengthen the position of occupying powers within them.
In Asia the restoration of real peace and the elimination of sources of conflict among the great powers depend on three factors: Somehow unifying China, (2), winning allied agreement on the long-range control of Japan, and (3), putting into effect plans for the full independence of Korea.
A.F. Bazemore Is Painfully Burned
Clothing 'gaited While Ha Woe at Work at Oil Wall Moaday Afternoon
A- F. Bazemore, 117 West Fit-teenth, oil worker, was seriously burned Monday afternoon while at work at a well in the Bebee oil field.
He is at Valley View hospital for treatment of burns on his back, stomach and arms.
Bazemore was priming the carburetor of a gas engine when it backfired. When he jumped back he stumbled and splashed gasoline from a can in his hand over his already oily clothing, which caught fire. Other workmen had difficulty getting the blazing clothing from his body, then rushed him to the hospital.
By Tuesday night he was reported out of danger unless infection develops.
EISENHOWER PLANE HAS ENGINE TROUBLE, RETURNS
MANILA, May 8.—(JP)—General Eisenhower’s luck as a trouble free flier ran out today. His transport plane, the “Sunflower 2nd,” returned to Manila with a dead engine shortly after taking off for Okinawa, ending the U. S. army chief • of staffs record at 600 hours.
Eisenhower took off In another C-54 after a three-hour delay.
Pilots Maj. Lawrence Hanser of Cleveland, Ohio, and Capt. Charles Bennett of Jacksonville, Fla., landed the big C-54 without trouble.
Bennett said the left outboard engine “began spouting like a gusher” and lost seven gallons of oil in eight minutes because of a bearing failure.
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G. Jackson Killed By Dirt Cave-ln
Was Working on Local Construction Job When Accident Occurred This Morning s
John Guest Jackson, a 51 year old laborer of the H. S. Moore Contracting company, whose home was at 620 West Nineteenth, was fatally injured Wednesday morning when a large amount of dirt caved in on him while he was working at the site of the new Sugg Clinic, IOO East Thirteenth.
He was tramping dirt, making a back fill, when the accident occurred and had just moved to that spot a few minutes previously. He had been working several feet from the scene of the cavein.
The accident occurred about 9:45 a.m. while he and two other employees, William Beavers and Jack L. La thorn, were going about their assigned task of making the back fill.
At Bottom Of Dug Out Place
Jackson was working at the bottom of a dugout place between a bank and the basement of the building when the dirt caved in, crushing his chest. Workmen said that one piece of dirt that struck him possibly weighed 400 pounds.
Firemen rushed to the scene of the accident and applied a pulmotor, but one fireman said that he was dead when he was moved from under the dirt.
Od Job Since Feb. II
A number of workmen hurried to where Jackson was partially buried and had him on his way out of the hole in about three minutes, according to men who were on hand at the time of the accident.
“Gist” as he is known to many friends has been employed by the company since the start of the job February ll. A foreman of the job said that it was the first major accident since the job was started.
Born At Hickory
Jackson was born in Hickory November 22, 1894. and has lived in Pontotoc county most of his life.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Criswell Funeral home.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Edna Jackson of the home address; three daughters, Winifred and Mary Sue Jackson of Ada and Mrs. Janette Hudson of California; a son, Dan Jackson of Ada; three brothers, G. F. of Oklahoma City, G. D. of Shafler, Calif., and J. P. Jackson of Ada; five sisters, Mrs. Lola Allen of California, Mrs. Edna Brents of Ada, Mrs. Bessie Hooks and Mrs. Annie Belt of Hickory and Mrs. Allen Ramey of California.
Ada Is Allocated 38 Housing Units; Location Undecided
The city of Ada made application to the Federal Public Housing authority for 50 family dwelling units for veterans housing in Ada and 38 units were approved. The Federal Public Housing Authority advised Director Marshall Amis, Ft. Worth, regional office.
Details as to where the units allocated the city will be located have not yet been worked out, but it is suspected that they will be located near East Central College where they will be occupied by veterans attending the college.
College officials are hoping that the first 20 units allocated the college will be completed for occupancy for the summer term of school which starts May 24.
The units approved for the city bring the total of units appt oved for the college and Ada combined to 93. The first 20 units are going up first.
The apartments or housing units being constructed at the college now are designed to rent for from $20 to $35 per month. Every apartment will have at least four rooms and some will have five.
Completion of a deal to purchase 15 acres of land between the college and Norris Stadium for the possible location of the additional units given the college and the city and the 38 units allocated the city should be finished this week.
Lewis Refuses To Budge In Original Contract Demands
Ford Shutting Down Tonight
Chrysler, GM Hove Enough Cool to Continue Operation* for Short Time
DETROIT, May 8.—(JPF-The
Chinese Reds, Now Holding 70 Per Cent of Manchuria, See Victorious End to Civil War
By TOM MASTERSON
CHANGCHUN, May 7.—(Delayed) —(ZP)— Chinese communists, having seized 70 per cent of Manchuria, confidently forecast today “an end to civil conflict— either through negotiations or
the nationwide coal strike, today announced a virtual shutdown of all its operations starting tonight, affecting 110,000 workers.
Chrysler Corp., said its assembly lines and body plant operations may be suspended early next week because of the coal emergency, and General Motors Corp., announcing shutdown of its La Grange, 111., unit, said o'ther work may be affected “within a very short time.”
Spokesmen for the auto industry’s “Big Three” said curtailment of their operations was dependent on the government’s gen- I eral embargo, effective at midnight Thursday, under which auto parts are not eligible for transportation by rail.
A Chrysler Corp. official said “we won’t know for sure until the end of this week” whether the company will have Unshut down, but said it is “very nearly certain we will have to close down some operations” if the government prohibits rail shipment of auto parts.
GM reported the situation was being “watched daily,” the com-
Guy’s electro-motive plant at Grange, 111., was closed Tuesday because of the power situation.
Most of its other plants, GM said, have enough coakon hand to take them through the rest of the month.
The industry’s assembly plants already have been described as more than four months behind schedule, with production at about 50 per cent of capacity. About 800,000 cars and trucks have been produced since last July I, in contrast to the 2,500,000 originally scheduled.
School at Center To Be Dedicated
All-Day Program Thursday To Celebrate Completion Of Improvements
People of Center are busy today getting things ready for a celebration of Thursday centering about the completion of an extensive school improvement program.
The Thursday program calls for an all-day occasion, with din
Chiang Kai-Shek’s armies.
Gen. Peng Sheng, secretary general of the communist northeast (Manchuria) bureau, said in an interview that Chiang’s troops would be defeated if they continued to fight “because the government soldiers not longer are willing to fight.”
Communist leaders called for an end to China’s civil strife after their three northeast armies, totalling more than 300,000 wellequipped and well-trained troops, had grabbed 70 per cent of fabulously wealthy Manchuria.
Consolidate Advantages After adr >itly outmaneuvering and outfighting the central government’s forces — which were
outnumbered and plagued by ling and crippled supply lines— the Reds quickly consolidated the advantage they had gained.
The communist army established governments in eight of Manchuria’s nine provinces, Peng continued. He said the ninth was Hsingan, where the Mongolians are trying to form an autonomous government.
On May I, 13 days after Changchun fell to the Reds, the democratic unity army shifted its northeast bureau from Meikow-kow to this city, making Changchun the communist capital of Manchuria.
Changchun, which is reminiscent of Washington, D. C„ suffered not only the ravages of the fierce four-day communist-government battle for its possession but previously had been stripped virtually clean by the evacuating
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Bids Received on More Stale Road Jobs, Two on S. H. 13
I Grode, Drainage, Two Bridges Involved in Projects On Which Bids Opened
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 8, <A*> —Bids totaling $536,48J—have been received by the state highway commission on ll state road projects.
Tile low bids virtually assure federal public roads administration approval of the projects, Chief F.ngineer H. E. Bailey said
Another letting set for June 4 will be made up principally of farm-to-market projects.
Apparent low bidders on the
II projects were:
Garfield county—5.9 Miles grading and stabilized surface course on county road from U. S. 281 east through Kremlin, Horn and Smith, Mangum, $23,797.
Comanche county--4.9 miles grade, drainage, traffic bound surface course and one bridge on county road from two miles north of S. H. 7, on section line one mile east of Fort Sill. P. & H
totoc county. For the consideration of $34.77, it was a violation of the laws.
The information on the
ner on the grounds. Gordon Har- j states that “then and there the rel, Ada, will be the morning duly qualified and acting county speaker and A. L. Crable, state | treasurer of Pontotoc county and
Severe Shocks Reported
NEW YORK, May 8. — (A>) — Two “quite severe” earthquake shocks, probably centering the South Pacific, were recorded today on the Fordham university seismograph, the Rev. Joseph J. Lynch reported.
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superintendent, the afternoon speaker. Mrs. Katheryn Randall of the Oklahoma Farmer-Stock -man will also speak.
About a year ago the people of the Center district voted bonds to obtain money which has been has been used to rebuild the school houSe, install a water sys-ter and a number of other improvements.
-Thursday the program will be, in effect, a dedication of the modernized building and facilities to the goal of imporved education for children of the district in coming years.
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as such county treasurer was authorized and empowered to advertise and sell real property owned by Pontotoc county for the ad valorem taxes, penalties and interest due on the property at resale. While acting in the performance of his duties as county treasurer, he fraudulently did buy at the resale in his own name and interest the property.”
Both sets of information were signed by County Attorney Mc-Keown in the county court of Moss Wimbish, county judge.
He is alleged to have made the purchase of the property on or
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Hey, Kids! The Others Are Already Entering That Soap Box Derby, Getting Materials
Hey, boys, have you entered the 1946 Soap Box Derby race to be held in Ada about July 20?
The ruining of the All-American National and International Soap Box Derby in 1946, for the ninth year, marks the resumption of the “world’s leading amateur racing event for boys,” which was discontinued at the outbreak of World War II.
Several dozen boys in Ada have obtained official entry blanks in addition to rule books.
The big event in Ada is sponsored jointly by the Ada Evening News and Service Chevrolet. The national event is sponsored exclusively by the Chevrolet Motor Division.
Summary Of Rules
The rules, defined by a National Rules Committee composed of 35 newspaper representatives, are designed to assure safety and equal opportunity for all entries. The rules set certain restrictions on weight and car dimensions, and specify size and type of running gear.
No car can cost more than $10 to build and no adult may assist in ifs construction, except an advisory capacity. Entries, accompanied by parents or guardians, make application and obtain
rule books at Service Chevrolet, located at 200 East Tenth.
Trip To Ohio For Winner
A trip to compete in the national finals at Derby Downs, Akron, Ohio, is the major first prize awarded by the sponsoring newspaper to the local derby champion.
Chevrolet supplies a specially designed silver trophy to be awarded to each local winner and two sets of gold, silver and bronze medals for the local race finalists. Specially designed racing helmets are also furnished to contestants at each race point.
The local course will be selected and will be 1,000 feet in length plus about 600 additional space for stopping. A course suitable and safe for the contestants will be selected.
Wheel Assemblies Available
The local Firestone store has wheel assemblies to be installed on racers at a cost of $5.95 plus state and federal tax. Additional information can be obtained from the Firestone dealer. He will also see that local contestants who contact him get other information from Akron, Ohio.
Because of a limited supply of complete assemblies, the Firestone dealer urges prospective entrants in the Soap Box Derby to order their assemblies early.
Sam Dew, County Treasurer, Charged In Resale Dealings
Sam Dew. county treasurer, is charged with two counts of fra-dulentiy acquiring interest in and to county property at resale. Charges were filed Thursday, May 2, in county court by County Attorney Tom D. Mc-Keown.
He is alleged to have purchased at resale in his own name and interest the following described real estate: South three acres of the E»2 of the SE *4 of the NW^ of the SEU, Sec. 18, township 4 North, range 8 East, Pontotoc county.
On this charge, the property is alleged to be valued at $16.79 at the resale.
co^pa^biciafToma the NEU of Section 22, Town- y’ *22’911-ship 4 North, Range 7 East, Pon- Pontotoc county — 4.1 miles
grade and drainage on S. H. 13 from a point 14 miles northwest of Ada, and extending northwest, V. H. Butler Construction company, Oklahoma City. $90,154.
Pontotoc county—Two bridges at Big Creek on S. H. 13 near McClain county line, Moran and Buckner, Muskogee, $48,998.
McClain county—4.5 miles grade, drainage and traffic bound surface course on county road three miles west of Purcell, beginning at S. H. 39 and extending north, V. H. Butler. $37,169. In Seminole County Seminole county — 4.7 miles grade and drainage on S. H. 9, from Pottawatomie county line east to U. S. 270, G. E. Keck, Fairview, $102,396. Two bridges on same project, Moran and Buckner, $24,592.
Alfalfa county—2.5 miles grade, drainage and stabilized surface course and three bridges. Cherokee eastward on county road, James Brothers Construction company, McAlester, $14,340.
Texas county—7.8 miles grade, drainage and traffic bound surface course, Adams northward to U. S. 64 on county road Granite Construction company, Tulsa $26,532.
Love county—5.2 miles grade, drainage and traffic bound sur face course on S. H. 32 beginning 4.25 miles west of Marietta, and extending west. Henryetta Construction company, Henryetta, $109,491. Two bridges on same project. Amis Construction company, Oklahoma City, $35,638.
Ten-Mill Sdwol levy b Voted
Volo for District 19 Is 112 to 0 Tuesday
School District 19 voters Tuesday cast 112 ballots for and none against the annual 10-mill school
.This levy annually provides the district, which includes Ada, with about $65,000; voting of this levy is also required if a district is to receive state aid, and the state aid amounts to some $100,000 for District 19, according to Supt. Rex O. Morrison.
Thus the annual vote involves a total of about $165,000 for the local schools.
Angry Clamor In Congress (
Government Controls Modo Stricter, Industry Hit Herd As Cool Dwindles
WASHINGTON, May 8.—OPT—. Senator Byrd (D.-Va.) today urged speedy congressional action on legislation prohibiting royalty payments to John L. Lewis’ united mine workers as the government took new steps to meet the crisis arising from the 38-day-old coal strike.
Byrd, who called on President Truman earlier this week to take action to end the coal dispute, proposed the royalty prohibition in the senate as an amendment to a version of the house-approved case strike control bill.
He said in a statement that he would “urge the earliest possible action” on the measure. Similar to bills now pending in the house, it would outlaw the payment of the IO cent a ton royalty on coal which operators say Lewis has demanded to finance a health and benefit fund for miners.
Byrd acted as:
1—The federal power commis sion declared an “emergency” as the result of the strike and the civilian production administration drafted further measures to conserve coal and gas.
2—Federal conciliators interrupted the strike negotiations for an hour-long conference with Secretary of Labor Schwellen-bach.
There was no hint, however, of any impending “break” in the stalemated negotiations. The conciliators, Edward F. McGrady and Paul W. Fuller, declined to discuss the conference.
“No Progress” Reported
From coal operators came word that ‘no progress” had been
made during *the morning session toward ending the 38-day-old strike. John L. Lewis and his
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United Mine Workers were standing pat on their original contract demands and the government was preparing new measures to deal with the coal shortage.
The negotiating committees of operators and UMW representatives marked time while McGrady and Fuller conferred with Schwellenbach and then .agreed to a brief recess.
The civilian production administration meanwhile rushed work on emergency measures aimed at conserving dwindling coal supplies of gas utility companies. Industry already was hard hit Ford Motor Co., suspended ‘virtually all operations” indefinitely because of the coal strike, impaired rail transportation and parts shortage. The shutdown hits 110,000 workers. Chrysler Corp., indicated it may follow suit. The Association of American Railroads reported about 51,-000 railroad men had been laid off in its ranks, and another quarter million in industries it serves.
Mediator Works Hard Against such a background, Federal Mediator Paul W. Fuller redoubled efforts to break the negotiations deadlock between Lewis and the mine operators, and the 38-day old stoppage which is keeping 400,000 miners idle.
Fuller met with no success in his first efforts to work out an agreement on the question of $3. 000,000 in holiday overtime which the miners insist is due them. However, he kept at it. for this issue is one of the obstacles blocking discussion of major provisions in a new contract for the miners.
Congressional Tempers Rise On Capitol Hill congressional tempers grew shorter, and sup-port gathered behind demands that strike control legislation get No. I priority unless a prompt end to the coal shutdown is effec-
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Nothin’ gits our dander up like seem’ some durn fool drivin’ down th’ street with th’ steerin’ wheel in one hand an’ a bottle o’ beer in th’ other.
Th’ feller who can pack up all ’is troubles in ’n ol’ kit bag these days Jo lucky.