Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 10, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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43rd Year—No. 22
ADA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY IO, 1946
FIVE CENTS THE COPYArabs Now On Strike Over Middle EastProtest Against Palestine Report Halts Activity In Several Major Cities
LONDON, May IO, CP).—A general strike of Arabs protesting British - American inquiry committee recommendations that Palestine be opened to 100,000 Jewish immigrants from Europe halted business activity in most important cities of the Middle East today.
Two bombs exploded in Jewish stores in Beirut last night, causing heavy damage and wounding four persons, but elsewhere there was tense quiet.
Police and troops took extraordinary precautions against any outbreak of violence and Egyptian Prime Minister Ismail Sidky Pasha, accompanied by an armed escort, toured the streets of Cairo, alert for any sign of trouble.
Cairo Shops Closed Most Cairo shops were closed and tramcars were not running. Extra police were on duty and large reserves were held in readiness for emergency.
Military vehicles toured the streets and the city was placed out of bounds for British troops. A heavy police guard was thrown around the old Mousky Bazaar, Cairo's market place, which was the goal of a mob attack in a Palestine protest last November The work stoppage was almost IOO percent effective in Alexandria. where large forces of police and soldiers, some of them patrolling the main thoroughfares in tnicks, were on duty. Diplomatic sources in Cairo said the strike was nationwide in Iraq.
Send Cables To Big Three In Palestine, where a few minor demonstrations were reported the Arab higher committee made public the text of cables sent to Prime Minister Stalin and Foreign Minister Molotov of Russia, President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee in which the committee said it would oppose the inquiry committee's recommendations “to the last man.” The higher committee also cabled the foreign ministers conference in Paris, demanding abolition of the British mandate in Palestine and Arab independence in Palestine.
Jamel Effendi Husseini, chairman of the Arab hiher committee. visited Jaffa today for the first time since his return from political exile nine years ago. Jaffa is an Arab populated port adjoining the all Jewish city of Tel Aviv.AWEATHER
College Now Rushing Work On HousingHopes to Have 20 Vet Units Ready for Summer; Applications Pouring In
A deal to purchase 15 acres of additional land by East Central college hasn’t gone through, but college officials are hoping that the deal will be completed in time for erection of new housing units that have been approved for veterans.
If the land deal goes through, about 73 housing units will be constructed on it. The college had been approved for 35 and the city of Ada has 38 approved units. The college previously had 20 units approved by the Federal Public Housing authority.
Some Ready Soon
It is the hopes of college authorities that the first 20 units will be completed for occupancy by May 24, when .enrollment for the summer term of school starts.
Oscar Parker, college official, said that 25 applicants wanting apartments had to be turned away last Saturday morning and explained that in an effort to handle the increased enrollment at the college this summer three men are to be put in a room that is equipped to handle only two.
Boost Use of Dorm
Fentem Hall was built to take care of about 110 men, but it is expected that 150 to 160 will call the hall home during the summer school term.
Parker said that only a few rooms remain to be taken atWay Cleared For Denco ServiceSupreme Court Refuses To Heor Action Seeking To Holt Atoka-O. C. Runs
OKLAHOMA CITY, May IO.— <;Pi_The way was cleared today for the Denco Bus Lines, Inc., to continue operation of its new line between Atoka and Oklahoma City. The state supreme court refused to assume jurisdiction in a mandamus action by the Oklahoma Transportation Co., to halt the service.
Refusing to take original jurisdiction. the supreme court stipulated in its order that such action was to be “without prejudice’’ to any future appeal.
A permit for the route was granted by the corporation commission. pending appeal.
COLLISION NEAR PAWHUSKA FATAL TO B. D. BYERS
PAWHUSKA. Okla., May IO.— (ZP)—An avtomobile-truck collision five miles south of Pawhuska brought death today to Benjamin David Byers, 51. and critical injury to Howard Welch, 42.
Highway Patrolman Dave Faulkner reported J. Overton Young, 35, Sapulpa, told him his packing company truck and an automobile occupied by Byers and Welch collided when the truck’s brakes failed at a stop signal.
Byers, an oil field worker, died in a Pawhuska hospital shortly after the accident.
Oklahoma—Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight and pan handle and southeast quarter Saturday; much cooler tonight and west and north this afternoon; lowest tonight 35 panhandle to 45-50 southeast quarter; colder east and south Saturday; continued cold Saturday night; Sunday partly cloudy east; cloudy west, showers pan handle; rising temperature.
FORECAST FOR MAY 10-14
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma I and Nebraska—Unseasonable cold i temperatures Saturday, than warming Sunday ana Monday; cooler again Tuesday and Wednesday; temperatures averaging 4-8 degrees below normal; light showers about Tuesday except little or none western Nebraska, western Kansas and Oklahoma panhandle.
(Continued on Page 2 Column 3)Objection Blocks Immediate House Action on Draft
WASHINGTON, May IO, (A*)— An objection by Rep. Sheridan (D-Pa.) blocked immediate house action today on stop-gap legislation extending the draft law until July I.
Sheridan, a member of the military committee, objected to a request of Chairman May (D-Ky.) for unanimous consent for immediate action on the measure, passed yesterday by the senate.
However, there was no objection to a later request for house consideration next Monday, two days before the present draft law expires.
Discussion indicated that an attempt will be made Monday to write into the stop-gap legislation a ban against induction of teen-agers.
The house banned the drafting of 18 and 19-year-olds when it passed last month a separate bill extending the draft law until next February 15. The senate has not acted on that bill.
The July I extension received military committee approval in the morning.
The measure, an obvious expedient designed to give congress more legislative elbow roo rn, leaves the ultimate fate of selective service still beset with uncertainties.
Passed quickly and without opposition yesterday by the senate in a hurried effort to prevent the draft from expiring at midnight next Wednesday, the extender bill was carded for a quick house vote today.Me of Airline Pilots DefendHearing Set Before Truman-Appointed Board •
CHICAGO, May IO.—(ZP)—The threatened strike by 1,000 AFL airline pilots against transcontinental and western airline (Trans World airline), a union official said today, has been “indefinitely suspended” pending a hearing before an emergency board appointed by President Truman to study the wage dispute.
David L. Behncke, president of the AFL Air Line Pilots association, said in a statement that the suspension was voted by the Pilot Master Executive council after a study of the president’s executive order, which was issued Tuesday, before the strike was to become effective at 11:59 p.m. that day.
Behncke said Mr. Truman was advised of the council’s action. The president’s appointment of an emergency board normally under the Railway Labor act, which covers airline disputes, postpones strike action 30 to 60 days.
However, notices had been reported received by the Kansas City local of the pilots union postponing the scheduled strike for 48 hours and until Behncke’s statement it was not definitely determined whether the pilots would strike.
The union president said the pilots contended the national mediation board “acted illegally”, in that other airlines, in addition to TWA, were named in the May 7 executive order. He said no collective negotiations are in progress and no emergency exists at the other airlines.
In naming the board. President Truman directed it to investigate the claims of 13 air lines. _
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Many Cities in Oklahoma Represented as Convention Program Begins
Some 60 Chamber j>f Commerce secretaries from as many cities in Oklahoma gathered in Ada Friday morning to participate in the spring conference of the Oklahoma Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries.
The conference was officially opened by a 30 minute address to local Chamber of Commerce members and visiting secretaries by Samuel Pettingill. His speech in its entirety was broadcast over radio station KADA and was scheduled to be rebroadcast over the Oklahoma Network.
Secretaries started arriving in Ada Thursday night and additional delegates, some accompanied by their wives or members of Chamber of Commerce organizations in various cities, arrived Friday morning.
The secretaries will hear a number of talks and participate in numerous discussions during the two-day session in Ada.
Highlighting the entertainment portion of the conference here will be a banquet tonight at the Silver Dollar followed by a dance at the Aldridge hotel.
At 8 a.m. Saturday, an excursion to W. A. (Gus) Delaney’s Lazy D. Ranch will be of interest to many of the visiting secretaries.
The meeting will be climaxed by an address by H. J. Dollinger, assistant manager of the Southwest Division of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. His subject will be “It All Adds Up” and can be heard at the Saturday noon luncheon.Umberto Allowed To Be King Only Until Juno I
By JOHN P. MCKNIGHT
ROME, May IO, —T h a
Italian cabinet approved today the assumption of the throne by Crown Prince Umberto, but specified his powers would extend only until June 2. On that day the Italian people will decide whether to continue the monarchy.
The ministers decided Umberto could sign decrees “Umberto II, King of Italy” but not use the phrase traditionally following the signature, “by grace of God and will of the people.” Umberto's father, Vittorio Emanuele III, abdicated last night after a 45-year reign and sailed for Egypt. Useless, Say Socialists
Communists oppose Umberto, and the socialist press today called him the “king of May” and declared in its headlines “fascist prince succeeds fascist king for 23 days.”
The socialist newspaper said the abdication was a “useless political maneuver” intended to influence the outcome of the June plebiscite.
Greece also prepared to settle speedily the fate of her king, George II. Premier Tsaldaris announced that Greeks would vote on the question as soon as electoral lists are revised. Previously the Greek government had not planned to hold a plebiscite until 1948, but the populist party, largely monarchist, came into power in recent elections. Recent announcements from Athens said the British and United Stat es governments had agreed to the holding of an earlier plebiscite. Charge Broke Truce
Rome’s communist party Or-L’Unita charged that the abdication had “broken the truce on monarchy.” When the allies captured Rome two years ago the Italian government and crown a-greed to a truce on the question of the monarchy pending a voters’ decision, but a British foreign office spokesman in London said recently the decision to hold the election June 2 was interpreted as ending the period of the truce.Range and Pasture Conditions Good
DENVER, May IO.—(ZP)—Range and pasture feed conditions of the west are generally good except for dry areas of the southwest, the western livestock office of the U. So bureau of agriculture economics reported today.
Rain during April and early May improved feed prospects in parts of Texas and the northern great plains, the report said.
Livestock is in good condition and has made seasonal gains except in areas that are dry with short feed.
Dry conditions retarded range growth in parts of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Montana has good feed, with moisture needed.
The Dakotas, Wyoming and Nebraska have good feed with soil conditions improved by early May rains. Moisture is needed in some sections of western Kansas and eastern Colorado.
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Lewis, Called To Meet President
Orders 12 Day Coal Strike TruceMinisters Not Agreeing
Conference in Baris May Break Up Next Week— Byrnes, Molotov Far Apart
PARIS, May IO.—(A*)—Russian insistence on full agreement among the Big Four before calling of a European peace conference was described in today’s session of the foreign ministers as a “veto on permitting the nations which took part in the war to express their views” on the treaties, a British source said.
This source quoted British foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin as attacking the Soviet stand during the morning’s two-hour council session.
Meet Again Today
A second meeting was scheduled for this afternoon in an effort to work out an agreement on the proposal of Secretary of State Byrnes’* to convoke a 21-nation pe^ce conference for June 15.
An American informant said Byrnes also opposed the Soviet stand and said the four governments had a responsibility before the world to see that- the treaties were written and to safeguard the rights of the nations which participated in the war to have a say in the treaties.
Byrnes suggested that the ministers set a definite date for the conference now and then continue working in Paris in small, informal sessions to try to narrow down the measure of disagreement between them, prior to the conference.
Little Chance For Agreement
Although the conferees were expected to make a last ditch effort to compromise the divergent views of Russia and the United States on the convening of a general peace parley, most observers predicted that no such agreement would be effected and that the ministers would return to their homes early next week.
Delegates themselves admitted privately that there was only a flicker of hope for bridging the gap between Russia and the west on several fundamental issues.
That gap was widened yesterday, when James F. Byrnes, U.S. secretary of state, and V. M. Molotov, Russia’s foreign minister, argued for two hours — without agreement — on Byrnes* suggestion that a 21-nation peace conference meet in Paris June 15.
Molotov, reportedly acting on fresh instructions from Moscow, insisted that a 21-nation peace conference should act only on treaties on which Russia, France, Britain and the United States had reached a prior accord.Ex-Gov. Murray b In Ada This Wack
Will Bt Glad to Autograph Any Barton's Copy of His 'History of Oklahoma'
Ex^Governor William H. Murray is at the Harris Hotel and will remain until Saturday morning.
This afternoon, tonight and (Friday), he will be glad to autograph any person’s “History of Oklahoma” written by Mr. Murray. He also has some copies of the books with him for sale. He will autograph all sold while here.
He says those wanting his autograph will have to come Friday afternoon or night, as Saturday morning will be too late.
TULSA U. ADOPTS TEACHER RETIREMENT, INSURANCE
TULSA, Okla., May IO.—(ZP)— Adoption of a retirement annuity and insurance plan for Tulsa university faculty members, a step he termed “one of the greatest in our history,” was announced today by President C. I. Pontius.
Pontius reported also that salary increases for all regular faculty members had been approved by the trustees, effective at the beginning of the new fiscal year, June I.
TULSA. Okla., May IO.—CP)— The death of James Dyess, 42, brought to two today the toll of Wednesday’s blast in the fur storage room of a dry cleaning plant.
Herbert Stinesprings, 47, who was working with Dyess and Ira White, died yesterday. White remained in serious condition.
OKLAHOMA" CITY, May IO.— (P)—District Judge Lucius Babcock today refused to place the Oklahoma Farmer’s Union in receivership.
His decision was made after a hearing in which a group of 16 protesting members alleged mismanagement and asked for a receivership.
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’Moby Dick* Is a Whale of a Motor
In its new Moby Dick,” the 0. S. has the most powerful rocket motor in th#* ,„nfu ,
thirrt mbOVC’ “Moby Dick” is 110 inches long, 20 inches in diameter and weighs 1500 pounds” A irit«^°re Powerful than the German V-2, it develops a forward thrust of over 30 tons but on-for only two seconds- Large Photo shows smoke exhaust from the motor bl^kitfng the
area at the government testing grounds.Rains Spread Across SlateWheat Bolt Aided, No Storm Damage Reported, Rain May Continue Today
By The Associated Press
Wheat crop making rains fell in the Panhandle, then spread across the northwest corner of Oklahoma in the heart of the small grain belt overnight.
The rain varied from .46 of an inch at Boise City in the western end of the Panhandle to .22 at Guymon, in the center and .16 at Beaver, in the eastern part of the Panhandle.
Buffalo, first county seat immediately east of the Panhandle received 3.44 inches of rain fall since 4 p. rn.. Thursday, it was reported officially today’ Woodward, just to the south reported nothing and Alva to the east had .77.
No storm damage was reported throughout the state although strong winds blew in some sections. *
Stillwater reported .24 of an inch at 8 a. rn. and rain still falling.
Enid reported nearly an inch. El Reno had .81.
Other rain reported included Geary .50; Waynoka .18; Oklahoma City .02; Bartlesville .35; Miami .31; Muskogee .06; Newkirk .41; Okmulgee .13; Ponca City .60; Pryor 1.04; Sallisaw .98; Tulsa .46; Vinita .56; Poteau 1.25; Idabel .55; McAlester .36
Come Out And See CalvesThere Are 115 Dairy Calves From Wisconsin at Fairgrounds Barns
When the 115 head of dairy animals from Wisconsin were unloaded from the train at the Frisco tracks, they were taken to the Fairgrounds where they will be kept until after the Southeastern Dairy show that will be held Monday and Tuesday of next week.
Spectators are welcomed at the barns at all times and the men who purchased the cattle invite the public to visit the fairgrounds and look at the stock.
Some of the new owners will exhibit their heifers at the Dairy show next week.
Twenty-one animals were purchased for adult dairy cattle breeders in the county and the remaining 94 are for 4-H and FFA farm youth. Six head of Jersey animals were purchased from Dr. Ed Granger and will also be shown.
State temperatures tonight are not expected to drop low enough to harm crops. Tne forecaster
believes low marks will range from the 40’s to the 50’s. Mor rain may fall.Surd) for Slayer Bad lo BeginningTexarkana Area Search For Man Who Slew Five Has No New Developments
TEXARKANA, Tex.. May IO — (ZP)—Search for a man believed responsible for five murders here since March 24 was almost back where it started today.
A flashlight, one of the few clues in the last slaying which took the life of Farmer Virgil Starks May 3, had been sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington. Sheriff W. E. Davis of Miller county, Arkansas, said the FBI had informed him the flashlight had no fingerprints. It had been found near the Starks home the night of the slaying.
Meanwhile, ten new patrol cars with a three-way mobile radio unit from the Texas department of safety were patroling the area. Liquor dealers here, in a joint statement, said they immediately would begin a voluntary 9:30 p.m. closing curfew because of the city’s state of mind.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation in Oklahoma City, on the lookout for an escaped German prisoner of war who they said was wanted as a “.suspect” in the Texarkana slayings, reported no new developments.
ENID, May KL*—(ZP) —Carl Bolter has announced the state convention of the junior chamber of commerce will be held in Enid May 18 through 20.County Farmers Eligible for BonusCorn Must Be Skipped By Midnight Saturday to Get 30 Cent Bonus
W. B. Johnson, county administrative officer for the AAA. has been informed that farmers and county elevators emergency corn purchase program will be discontinued at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 12.
To be eligible for a 30 cent bonus, producers must have evidence that their corn was delivered to county shipping points or was loaded on cars for shipment on or before the deadline.
Corn delivered must be sold at ceiling price in affect Saturday, May ll. in order to receive the 30 cent bonus.
This information was received by Mr. Johnson Friday morning from AAA officials.Refresher Course Will End Tonight
Last of a series of refresher courses for lawyers returned from the armed services will be held tonight at 7:30 o’clock in the district courtroom, Ada. All lawyers of Pontotoc and surrounding counties are invited.
II. W. (’aiver, Wewoka, will talk on “A Review of the Rules of Civil Procedure.”
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A baseball c hampions of the state tournament at Norman, were eliminated Friday morning by the Ada Cougars in a seven inn-! ing affair. Jack Fowler and James Morris were cm the mound I for Ada and Cecil Curry was be-I hind the plate. The Cougars took the decision, 7-5.
I Ada was scheduled to meet Classen of Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the third game of the meet for the local nine.
Kingfishers eat mice and insects as well as fish.Senate Takes Up Labor LawFeeling Tense Over Cool Strike Results, Members Bring Measure to Calendar
By FRANCIS J. KELLY
WASHINGTON, May IO.—(ZP) —The senate, tense over mushrooming consequences of the coal strike, got set today to drop everything else by midafternoon and begin writing a new labor disputes law.
For its framework, members hauled out of the unfinished business calendar their labor committee’s toned-down version of the case strike control bill passed weeks ago bv the house.
But that mild measure obviously was going to be only the beginning, for a dozen amendments —most with heavy backing— were headed for the floor.
To clear the way for the labor bill, the hard-pressed senate passed a six weeks’ draft extension resolution in a matter of minutes yesterday, then worked until nearly midnight in a futile effort to dispose of the long debated $3,750,000,000 British loan.
While a vote on final passage failed to come, the chamber did agree to ballot at 3 p.m. (est) on the loan proposal and then turn immediately to the subject of strike control.
Majority Leader Barkley (Ky.) reluctantly acceded to the slarn-bang procedure. It was evident by mid-afternoon that the members were in no mood to be denied a hand at efforts to bring the coal strike to an end and to prevent future work stoppages from interfering with the public welfare and convenience.
Labor May Lose Some Gains
Senator Lucas (D.-Ill.), himself a sponsor of one far-reaching amendment, took note of the senate’s attitude when he told reporters:
“As the result of the obstinacy of John L. Lewis—the greatest recalcitrant of them all — labor stands to lose all it has gained in the past 12 or 14 years.
“I hope that doesn’t happen, but the senate is in a mood. in view of the mounting tie-up of the national economy, to vote any kind of labor legislation.”
Lucas contended his own plan w’ould not seriously affect the basic rights of labor.
Under his proposal, the president upon determining that a work stoppage w-as seriously impairing the public interest would so proclaim and call upon the parties to the dispute to resume work. If they did not do so. the president could seize the property and operate it, under the terms and conditions which prevailed before the stoppage.
Officers of the affected labor organization would have a statutory duty to seek to induce the men to return to w'ork. Those who did not go back to work would lose their jobs and their rights under the Wagner Labor Relations act. Anyone who tried to persuade or coerce another from returning to work would be ( subject to a year’s imprisonment I and a $5,000 fine.
I CHILOCCO GRADUATES *3
CHILOCCO, Okla., May IO — j (ZP)—-The Chilocco Indian agricul-I tural school will award diplomas : to 83 students, including 22 vet-S erans at exercises Wednesday, May 22.
It is the largest graduating class I since 1941.President Hay Have ProposalMiners to Return to Work lf Management Agrees To Retroactive Pay Increases WAGE BOOST SEEN Truman Reported Ready With Compromise to Submit to White House Conference
WASHINGTON, May IO.—W —John L. Lewis proposed a two-week truce in the paralyzing coal strike today but operators deferred a decision until after a White House conference with President Truman at 4 p.m. (EST).
Lewis offered to send the 400,-000 United Mine Workers back to the pits immediately, with full crews returning on Monday. He tacked on a proviso however, that the truce would be effective only if the operators agreed to make retroactive any wage increase subsequently granted.
This brought from the operators negotiating committee this terse statement:
“The operators negotiating committee will issue a statement of their position after meeting with the president. In the meantime the committee suggests that the operators in the field await advice from it.”
WASHINGTON. May IO,
John L. Lew is today called for a 12-day truce in the coal strike beginning Monday.
Lewis wired every local union president urging him to arrange for the 400,000 striking United Mine Workers to get back on the job as soon as the local mine management agreed to make retroactive during the truce any pay increase later negotiated.
“This action is the contribution of the United Mine Workers of America to our nation’s economy,” Lewis telegraphed the locals, “which is being imperiled by the stupidity and selfish greed of the coal operators and associated financial interests and by demagogues who have tried to lash the public mind into a state cf hysteria rather than grant justice and fair treatment to the men who mine the nation's coal.
Lew is acted less than an hour after President Truman invited the mine leader and a representative of the operators to a White House conference at 4 p. rn. (EST).
Coal For Essentials
The VMW chieftain told the union locals: “the coal to be mined during this two week (truce* period can be utilized for consumption by essential facilities and the nation’s health ani security thus safeguard while efforts to negotiate a contract continue.
“Let every member be assured that the members of the national policy committee are determined to accept no contract that will not give to the mine workers the essential protective which is imperatively required.”
Lewis called in reporters three hours before the scheduled White House conference and announced that the policy committee of 250 strike leaders had unamiouslv authorized sending of the telegram to each local union. Truman Considers Proposal
Simultaneously, a close associate of President Truman reported the chief executive was considering proposing an 18 4 cent an hour wage increase and the establishment of a commission-controlled health and welfare fund in an effort to end the strike.
This official, who cannot be named but wrho participated in White House discussions of the plan said the president appeared
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Nothin’ is misplaced I often as confidence.