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Many Fine Entries In Big Dairy Show
Six-Breed Shew Tuesday, Fitting and Grooming Damon-'
Stratton Today; Calves Bought This Month in Wisconsin On Display
All of the barns at the Fairgrounds were filled to capacity early Monday afternoon and animals were still arriving to take part in the Fifth Annual South-Central Oklahoma Dairy show, which started Monday morning and ends
APA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, MAY 13, 1946
Plane Crash Takes 28 Lives
Bull On Way To S« Africa
Fine Animal Leaves Lacy D Ranch in Hereford Heaven for Trip to South-Rhodesia
Jack Smith, manager of the Lazy D Ranch, recently started a $4,000 bull from the Lazy D herd to Southern Rhodesia, South Africa.
A bull was purchased at the January sale at the Lazy D for $2,500, but R. J. Kinzer, secretary of the American Hereford Association. telegraphed Arch Black rn South Africa that there was a better bull for $4,000, and Black ordered the better animal.
The bull was delivered to New Orleans, La., where it was put on a boat for the 28 day trip to its new home.
After the bull arrives, it will go through a 30 day quarantine period before being permitted to be removed to the Arch Black ranch.
Jack Smith said that vBlack doesn t have a large herd in South Africa, but that he wanted to improve the blood lines that he already has on the ranch.
Stale Has First Deathless Weekend Since Mid-March
Rut Crashes Injure 29 Persons, of Whom Nino Ara Seriously Hurt
By Th* Associated Prats
No one was killed in traffic ac-sidents in Oklahoma over the weekend, the state highway patrol reported today.
It was the first deathless Weekend on the highways since the middle of March.
Fatalities this month now total 15. compared to 12 for the same period a year ago.
Deaths for the year total 184, compared to 123 at this time in 1945.
Despite the deathless weekend, 29 persons were injured, nine seriously, in crashes at Shawnee, Antlers and Eagletown.
The p&trol said the seriously in lured were:
Ed Barcom, 40, Antlers.
Albert Mosser, 64, Antlers.
Thomas Jefferson Stockton, 59, Sopher.
Mrs. Addie Stockton 52, Soper.
Mrs. Sud ie Stephens, 74, Soper.
Nettie Jackson (age unknown) Antlers.
W. S. Mooneham. 20, Harrah.
Walter Scott Mooneham, 63, Harrah.
Mrs. Mary Mooneham, 65, Harrah.
4 The show here is the top show in the state as far as the number of entries are concerned. The 115 head of registered dairy stock brought here from Wisconsin increased the number. More than 250 animals are expected to take part in the show before it ends.
Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Holstein, Guernsey, Brown Swiss and Ayshire breeds of dairy animals are entered in the state's largest dairy show.
Judges of the show include Bernard Marquardt, Milking Shorthorn breeder from Melton Junction, Wis.; P. C. McGillard, dairy department of Oklahoma A. and M. College, and J. W. Boehr, extension dairyman from Stillwater.
The show here includes entries from Murray, Okfuskee, Garvin, Johnston, Hughes, Pontotoc, Seminole and Pottawatomie counties.
A fitting and grooming school was conducted Monday starting at IO a.m. and continued through the remainder of the days. Boys attending the schools groomed their animals before judges got a chance to see them Tuesday.
Most of the boys receiving calves through the Chamber of Commerce dairy program were on hand Monday morning to see their animals for the firstnime.
Hoover WHI 60 To Soul! Africa For Food Crisis Aid
Waller Harrison Radio Commentator
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 13,
C.P;—Walter M. Harrison, who served for 30 years as managing editor of the Oklahoma City Oklahoman and Times, announced today he was entering the radio field as a commentator.
Harrison said his first program would be broadcast at 9:30 p. rn. (central standard time) tonight over radio station KOMA, Oklahoma City.
Harrison served during World War Two as a lieutenant colonel and recently published a diary of his war days.
PRESIDENT MAY USE FDR's “SHANGRI-LA", RELAXATION
WASHINGTON, May 13, CP^_
President Truman may make use of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wooded retreat “Shangri - La” from time to time during the summer, Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said today.
The president, Mrs. Truman, their daughter Margaret, and Mrs. David Wallace, Mrs. Truman's mother, had lunch yesterday at the rustic spot in the Catoctin mountains near Thurmont, Md., it was the president’s first trip there.
British Loader in This Nation for Visit Denies Atkins Moot, Fats Ration
WASHINGTON, May 13, (AA— The White House said today that Herbert Hoover had accepted an invitation to go to South America as President Tniman’s food ambassador to Enlist the support of those countnbs in the food crisis.
Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said Mr. Truman complimented Hoover at the conference today on his splendid job so far and asked him to go to South America at his convience as “food ambassador.”
Hoover, Ross said, accepted and is going within the next few weeks.
The former president simultaneously told a news conference that the world grain deficit could be largely overcome if surplus-producing nations adopt “further vigorous conservation measures." Hoover Silent On Rationing Talking after his meeting with the president, Hoover refused to say whether he believed the surplus countries, including the United States, should establish food rationing to help.
He wished, Hoover said, to “be allowed to keep out of the domestic^controversy" over rationing.
Herbert Morrison, president of the British council, also discussed the food situation with the presi-
Jap Defense Insists That Nips Surrendered Conditionally But Prosecution Says Claim Absurd
War Crimes Attorney Argues Japan Didn't Surrender Unconditionally, Doesn't Have to Obey Every Allied Command
By DUANE HENNESSY
TOKYO, May 13.—(AP)— Argument that Japan did not surrender unconditionally and does not have to obey every Allied command was presented today to the Far East Military Tribunal by the chief defense counsel for Japan’s major war criminals.
1 Attorney Ichiro Kiyose’s challenge that the court lacks auth-
deni • T° reporters he described as “Without foundation" a pub-Ijf report that he was asking
Oklahoma—Mostly cloudy, occasional showers and thunder storms this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday; locally severe thunder storms and heavy precipitation central and east tonight and Tuesday; little change in temperature; lowest temperatures tonight middle to upper 50’a.
Mr. Truman to ration meats and fats in the United States, Morrison said:
“Any idea of me telling the Americans what they are going to ration and what they are not go-ing to ration is not on mv agenda."
Talked Whole Situation
(In London, the political .correspondent for the world, quoting £V‘hJfher. auth°rity,” reported that Morrison would ask the president to ration meats and fats in the United States.)
Morrison said he discussed “the whole famine situation" with the president, and added:
president is fully possessed of the facts and urgencies of the matter.”
‘We are both equally determined to take necessary steps. We compared notes on the American and British points of view. My own impression is that their approach is not dissimilar." * -
APPROPRIATED for CHILLOCCO INDIAN SCHOOL
WASHINGTON, May 13, UP)— A $206,000 appropriation has been approved by the house for operation; maintenance and salaries of the Chillocco, Okla., Indian boarding school for the year beginning next July I.
The amount is contained in the interior department appropriations bill now being debated in the house.
Appropriations committee clerks told a reporter the amount is slightly more than the $195,-000 given the school for the current year. Tile increase, they said, is for higher salaries in line with raises allowed other federal employes.
, No funds are included for new buildings or additions.
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[Rains and Chilly Temperatures Not lover for Slate
There isn’t much rain falling at a time but it is being so distributed that it is keeping conditions generally muddy and disagreeable.
Add that to the swing back to chill temperatures and the result is much discomfort and a longing for some of that clear, al-most-hot weather that prevailed here less than a week ago.
The rainfall of late Sunday afternoon and early night reached .17 of an inch here, according to W. E. Pitts, observer.
The temperatures ranged from Sunday’s cool 68 degree maximum to a low of 41 degrees during the night.
The Associated Press reports a forecast of more moisture and of rising temperatures.
Light rains and occasional thunderstorms will accompany slowly rising temperatures in the eastern half of the state during the next 24 hours, the federal weather bureau predicted today.
Southerly winds are expected to bring the higher temperatures and the rain.
Ardmore, with .77 inches of rain during the past 24 hours, reported the state’s heaviest fall. Other moisture reports included McAlester .28, and Oklahoma City .ll.
Guymon, in the panhandle, reported both temperature extremes, a high of 74 Sunday and a low of 45 early today.
Couple Held Over Driving Stolen (ar
Aula Stolen from Car Lot in Oklahoma City
Wayne Gower and Earl Farrell, who list their home as Valliant but who have been working in Oklahoma City for the past several weeks, are being held by the city police force after they were found to be driving a stolen car.
The pair was arrested last Thursday on charges of reckless driving and placed in city jail. Members of the police force made an investigation through Highway a Patrol headquarters' in Oklahoma Ctiy and found that to* cardid not belong to either of the fellows.
Police checked the license on the car to a man in the southern part of Pontotoc county, but the fellow said that his 1935 Chevrolet was not missing.
During the time that the police were making the investigation, the two fellows were held for investigation. ,
City police learned Monday morning that the 1941 Ford driven by the pair was stolen May 2 ./rom a car lot in Oklahoma City. Police officials at Oklahoma City told local authorities that they would come after the pair Monday afternoon.
LITTLE ROCK, May 13 —(ZP)— Continuance of the office of price administration cr. a modified form was recommended here to-OL.? y,.F* c- Bacon of Tulsa, Okla., director of the national restaurant association.
ority to try the 28 defendants on 55 counts was taken under advisement as the tribunal adjourned until Tuesday morning.
The allies’ chief prosecutor, Joseph B. Keenan, labeled Kiyose’s argument as the “height of absurdity’’ and offered document' ary evidence that Japan’s surrender was “utterly without condition.”
Kyose said that in giving the tribunal jurisdiction over crimes against peace and crimes against humanity “General MacArthur is exercising authority which ho does not possess and the Japanese people are not bound to obey that order."
Japan’s top statesmen, Kiyose said, agreed to surrender in the belief they would not be prose cutcd as war criminals.
The attorney declared that in the surrender last September Japan recognized that she would obey orders and directives of the allied powers but only those in accordance with the Potsdam declaration.
Thus he challenged the tribunal’s authority to try the defendants on charges of crimes against peace and crimes against humanity—charges which make up a large part of the indictment a-gainst the defeated leaders.
Keenan Replies Chief Prosecutor Keenan declared that examination of Japan ese communications delivered to the Swiss government at the time of surrender would show it was without condition.
Keenan turned to the surrender ultimatum prepared by the allies at the Potsdam conference last July for further support for his argument.
From paragraph 13, he read: “We call upon the government of Japan to proclaim now the unconditional surrender of ail Japanese armed forces...."
And from paragraph six: “There must be eliminated for all time the authority and influence of those who have deceived and misled the people of Japan into embarking on world conquest....”
Kiyose took a different view of the Potsdam declaration.
Under its terms, he said, the allies could prosecute all war criminals guilty of violating accepted laws and customs of war. But he argued that no provision was made for charges included in I vj ?[ese?^ indictment which hold the defendants responsible for inciting war and for mistreatment of allied peoples.
“The Potsdam declaration not only binds Japan, but binds the allies, the white-haired counsel declared. “We in Japan at no time expected that it would b-extended to crimes against peace and charges against important statesmen, diplomats and other leaders."
Says Agreement Was “Offer"
Germany’s surrender was wholly unconditional, Kiyose said, but the Potsdam agreement presented an offer" to Japan.
it is this that was accepted and it is this that the allies must observe," he contended.
Kiyose told the tribunal—over the objection of Keenan—that he could see no reason why the ques-iir0n "P Japanese aggression in Manchuria should be covered iii the indictment. He said several c°u?“ries had recognized the state of Manchukuo, set up there by the Japanese.
Hereford Heaven To Be Scene of Tour On June 7 and 8
Members of the Hereford Heaven association met Sunday afternoon at the Diamond C Ranch. owned by Dr. Ralph Clark of Oklahoma City, for a fish dinner and a business session. One of the principal subjects discussed was the First Annual Hereford Heaven Association tour, June
Heretofore, the tour of Hereford Heaven has been in connec tion with Oklahoma Hereford As seriation tour, but members of the Hereford Heaven Association voted a couple of months ago at the annual meeting of the organ ization to hold a tour separate from the state tour.
Many Plan To Attend
More than 1,000 persons are expected to attend the two day tour of Hereford ranches in this »re?‘ Many of those attending Jack Turner’s sale in Texas will return to this area to make the tour.
A number of reservations have been made at local hotels for persons who are planning to attend the big event. A total of 12 ranches will be visited.
Those visiting every ranch designated on the tour will be at McMakin’s Lazy K. Moss Patterson’s Lazy S Ranch, Bill Likins’ Flying L Ranch, the J. K. Powell ranch Dr. T. G. Wails Ranch, Col vert Ranch, Turner Ranch.
The second day of the tour will take visitors to the Lester Blair ranch, L. P. Carpenter ranch, the Buxton Horse Shoe ranch, W. E Harvey ranch and finish the tour Saturday afternoon at the Lazy
Lunch Points Decided On
Lunch will be served at the Flying L ranch Friday at noon and lunch Saturday will be at the Horse Shoe ranch. Friday night at the half-way mark of the tour, the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce will furnish an entertainment program.
A. L. Burleson, whose ranch is located near Roff, and Ott Burnett, whose Hereford farm is near Pontotoc, were accepted as new members in the organization at the Sunday meeting.
Those attending were treated to all the fish they could eat, in addition to all the trimmings. Cornbread, butter and molasses were served as a dessert.
Operators Agree To Holiday Pay Demand
IDo Not Admit Basic Policy
Breakdown In India Meeting
But British Still Hopeful Of Working Out Independence for India
By PRESTON GROVER
SIMLA, India, May 13.—(A3)— The British cabinet mission, admitting failure of an eight-day conference with Moslem and Hindu leaders on independence for India, made it plain today that it still had hopes of solving the Indian problem.
The conference ended in complete breakdown yesterday, thus dealing a severe blow to the hopes of those who had expected a quick transition from British control to Indian self-government.
Two communiques issued after the breakdown—one jointly by the cabinet mission, the Moslem league and the congress party; the other by the cabinet mission alone—gave no reason for collapse of the negotiations.
It seemed apparent, however, that the conference had foundered on demands of the Moslem eague for an independent Mos-em state (Pakistan). These demands have been bitterly opposed by the congress party, which ravors an India unified at least insofar as foreign affairs, defense and communications are concerned.
The communique by the mission said the conference had not “led to any agreed plan between
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Draft Order Is Expected
Truman May Order Extension, Without Induction, lf Congrats Fails to Act
WASHINGTON, May 13—(JP) —House military committee sources predicted today President Truman will issue an executive order tomorrow continuing the selective service organization, without inductions, if congress fails to extend the draft law expiring at midnight Wednesday.
The purpose of the order, which they said was prepared by national selective service headquarters, would be to prevent collapse of the selective service machinery.
The president has power, they said, to make the selective service organization a part of the executive office under recently enacted reorganization legislation. They declined to be quoted directly.
The house may act late today on a senate measure extending the draft law until July I.
Unless congress or the president acts, committee members said, local draft boards will go out of existence at midnight May 15 and the machinery for resuming inductions later will have been junked.
Even an executive order, they said, will not clarify the status of some 8,000 conscientious objectors now held in selective service camps.
An army spokesman expressed the opinion that since the
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Will Hang 58 for Their Pari In Extermination Camp Horror
Southern AFL Oui For Vole Strength, Also Wire (utter
Farm Club Youths Guests of Kiwanis
Dairy Leaders Here For Show Make Interesting Talks to Club and Boys
Members of the Kiwanis club have been and are going to the fairgrounds to see the dairy calves many of them have sponsored for county farm club youths.
Today they saw some of the youths, for almost all of the lads who are assigned calves in this year’s dairy calf program and who are sponsored by Kiwan-ians or their businesses were guests of the club.
Some of the lads are “second -year" dairy calf feeders, and th* showing they have made is one of the substantial arguments that nave spurred Kiwanians and others here to continue and expand the program this year.
Bernard Marquardt, Wisconsin breeder on whose farm was reared the cow that holds the U. 3. record for milk and butterfat production for Milking Shorthorns, invited and answered questions.
P. C. McGallicrd, A. and M. extension service, praised the project here, the work the boys have already done and the fine work of C- H. Hailey, county agent.
John Boehr, extension dairyman, pictured how dairy development would go hand in hand with beef cattle production, and called attention to the future, in which a smaller percentage of citizens must feed a growing city population.
ASHEVILLE, N. C., May 13— (iP)—Southern AFL leaders set out today to destroy the one-party system in the south, but the one party that interested them immediately was the party who cut William Green off the air.
The great wire-slashing mystery—the puzzle of the “dead" NBC microphone into which the AFL president, shouted strenuously for 15 minutes Saturday night—produced these new developments:
1. An Asheville AFL leader who asked to remain unidentified offered a $100 reward for capture of the wire-slasher.
2. Asheville police were trying to locate all the electricians who had anything to do with installing the wires, to discover whether they saw any suspicious characters in the basement of the city auditorium, where the slashing occurred.
3. Police Chief C. W. Dermid told a reporter: “We have nothing on which to proceed. The auditorium was full of people. There were no restrictions on where they should go. That makes it virtually impossible for us to make an identification of the persons responsible."
The AFL’s southern labor conference, which ended yesterday, endorsed negro voting in the south.
It approved a policy statement saying, “organized labor will make this right to vote effective in all southern states and this revolution will end rule by one party in the south."
The statement declared that the two-or-more party system is the only wholesome condition for the development of democratic practices.” (Negroes are voting in some southern state primaries this year for the first time.)
The 2,000 delegates from 12 states came to this mountain city with the purpose of opening the AFL’s southern organizing drive.
President Pleased Al Bill's Passage
WASHINGTON. May 13.—
—President Truman congratulated Senate Majority Leader Barkley of Kentucky today on the senate’s passage of the $3,750,000,-OOO loan to Britain bill.
House Speaker Rayburn told reporters that Mr. Truman termed last Friday’s senate vote a great victory.
• The commendation took place at the president’s weekly conference with congressional leaders.
Rayburn said the house banking committee will start hearings on the British loan legislation soon and that they might last about two weeks.
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Militory Court Finds Thom Guilty of Murdering Thousands af Victims
DACHAU, Germany, May 13.— M*)—A general military court today sentenced 58 operators of the notorious Mauthausen extermination camp to hang. Three others were given life terms.
The 61 defendants were sentenced after the American court found them guilty of murdering thousands of victims imprisoned by the nazis in persecution campaigns.
The court called the defendants one by one to hear their doom. This parade lasted 45 minutes. Each reading took 38 seconds and then the defendants were led away individually by two white helmeted guards of the Ninth division.
Fifty eight times, the court president read:
“The court in closed session, two thirds of the members being present and concurring, sentence you to death by hanging at such time and place as a higher authority may direct.”
August Eigruber, gauleiter of the upper Danube region and dictator of much of upper Austria during the nazi regime, took his sentence without emotion.
Other defendants turned white. Some had to be helped from the courtroom by guards.
Completing the 38 day trial, the court said it had found an “irrefutable record of death by shootings, gassings, hangings and regulated starvation; which made every official “cupably and criminally responsible."
This largest of all mass war crimes trials will be followed, probably at the end of the week,' by the trial of 75 nazi SS men for the massacre of American soldiers at Malmedy, Belgium, during the battle of the Ardennes Bulge in the winter of 1944-45.
Coyotes ani Wild Dogs Destructive
Residents af Egypt Area “ Begin Efforts to Wipa Out Animal Raidaife
Say Is to Clear Way For ‘ Baal Negotiations to Settle Wage Dispute
WASHINGTON. May 13 —(JP) —Soft coal operators today agreed to pay $3,000,000 in back holiday pay claimed by John L. Lewis miners, clearing the way for discussion of key issues in the deadlocked negotiations.
In a statement the operators said that in agreeing td make the payment the action “is not to be construed as a recognition in any way of any merit in the demand made, nor as establishing a precedent for future action."
Now Make Contract “The sole purpose is to open the way for real negotiations,” they said. ‘The operators now call upon the union to proceed immediately to negotiate a contract."
Lewis’ claim involved overtime payment he said was due to those workers who worked a full week during the weeks in which Labor Christ mas and New Year holidays occurred.
By HAROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON, May 13.—(A*) ---President Truman reviewed the soft coal situation with congressional leaders today as the op-era tors interrupted negotiations with John L. Lewis to confer privately on the miners* demand for $3,000,000 in back holiday pay.
House Democratic Leader Mc-McCormack (Mass.) told reporters after the weekly legislative conference at the White House that the coal situation had been canvassed in “a very general way.”
„ "Everybody hopes,” he added. that the negotiators will get down to an agreement."
No progress was reported by either side after a briVf session between the United Mine Workers and operators. Most of the striking miners went back to work today under a two-week; truce.
Call Night Session
Edward F. McGrady, special government conciliator, told reporters that a night session may be held tonight in an effort to speed work on a new contract.
The coal producers’ committee devoted a noon recess to an attempt to try to agree among themselves on what to do about Lewis holiday pay demand. which has deadlocked the negotiations since they resumed at government request April 29.
Freight Restrictions Off This was the over-all picture:
1. Restrictions on freight, express and parcel post shipments came off at midnight hours before the first full crews descended into the mines to end the 42-day shutdown.
2. Other conservation measures —including tight controls over all coal to be produced during the truce—remained in effect.
3. The government prodded miners and operators alike to reach a swift agreement on a new contract but both sides said privately there was little hope of meeting the Wednesday deadline fixed by President Truman.
4. Congress showed no inclination to back down from its determination to seek a legislative barrier to future crisis growing out of labor disputes. The senate turned its full attention to writing a strike control bill.
Penn Miners Balky The attitude of some 30.000 Pennsylvania miners introduced a jarring note into Lewis’s back-to-work appeal. They voted to abide by their traditional “no contract, no work” policy.
The United Mine Workers chief asked his men to return to their jobs for the next 12 days as a “contribution x x x to our nation’s economy.”
Coal miner during that period. he said, can be diverted to essential facilities “and the nation’s health and security thus safe-
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Residents of the Egypt community are setting in to eliminate some coyotes and a pack of wild dogs. Chicken losses have been getting heavy lately and the dogs are reported pulling down and killing calves.
Saturday Ira Lee Hilbum shot one of the dogs and Monday his brother Joe knocked down one of the coyotes, two others getting away.
Joe was in Ada later Monday and reported that some of the residents of the area are making plans for more organized effort to wipe out the destructive animals.
It is unfortunate that we did not keep a bigger army abroad. I think that removal of that force affected the economic and probably the political situation.
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Ther’s too many poor folks who think nothin’s too good fer ’em.
Th’ older you git th* more respect you have fer rockin’ chairs an’ beds.