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College, Ada High School To
Have Senior Sermons Sunday Launching Their Final Week
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East Central Has Enid Pastor As Sermon Speaker
Graduation week ceremonies for East Central State college begin Sunday night with the baccalaureate sermon to be delivered by Dr. Ray E. Snodgrass, Central Christian church, Enid.
This program will begin at 8 o'clock in the college auditorium.
The commencement address will be delivered Thursday morning, May 23. at IO o’clock in the same auditorium with Dr. M. L. ^ ardell, of the history department of Oklahoma university, as speaker.
Dr. Snodgrass and Dr. Wardell are widely known as able speakers and Dr. Wardell particularly is widely acquainted over Oklahoma. not only through his history work at the state university but because, before he became an O. U. faculty member he attended schools in Oklahoma and later taught in several cities over the state.
The public is invited to attend these programs and several local churches are dispensing with their evening worship services so that their members may attend.
Hora re Mann high school seniors will also march with the college in the Sunday night processional.
Lefter Carriers Of State Convene In Ada Sunday, Monday
The forty-third annual state convention of city letter carriers will start Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock with registration at the Aldridge hotel.
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary will be attending a bus-' iness meeting of their own. It will be the eighteenth annual affair for the auxiliary.
Immediately following the registration period, the convention w ill get underway with a business session lasting until about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The meeting will be resumed Sunday morning with a banquet dinner prepared for Sunday, according to Ben Whitehead, local mail carrier and chairman of the executive board.
William F. McHale, national vice president of the association of letter carriers, will be one of the principal speakers. Max O. Snyder, member of the MBA board, will also be a speaker.
The principal speaker at the meetings of the auxiliarv will be Mrs. Minnie Peterson of Omaha, Neb.
M. A. Montgomery, state pres* ident, and Clifton Rowe, secretary*, are scheduled to appear on the program.
W hitehead said that an election of officers for the coming year will be held Sunday.
Navy Nurse Corps Asks Applications
The Navy Nurse Corps is accepting new* applications for membership in the regular corps,
according to information received from the navy s public information office.
To qualify for appointment, an application must have a high school education and be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, must be between the ages of 22 and 30 and must meet physical standards equivalent to those set for male officers of the navy.
Candidates for appointment desiring further information should address their requests to the Superintendent of Nurse Corps, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Navy Department, Washington!
Junior High Plans Ready
Ada Junior high, always lemming with activity during the school year, will be busier than ever, if possible, early next week.
Monday launches ninth grade examinations, other exams follow Tuesday with all tests finished Wednesday.
The awards assembly is set for Thursday morning.
In the roundup activities will be paying of all remaining fees and fines, turning in locker keys, teachers finishing exam grading and turning in reports and grades.
Friday at 1:30 p.m. the pupils will call the school to get their
Ada Gels Surprise Rain, High Winds HH Part of Stale
The weather reached into its bag of tricks and tossed out on Ada and vicinity an unexpectec and surprisingly heavy thunder storm Thursday night.
Thursday afternoon had been clear and warm and the genera impression had developed thai the showery period was aboui; over.
But during the night the clouds came up in a big way and dumped .74 of an inch of rain on Ada. That was the heaviest precipitation marked up for the month, to date.
An Associated Press summary shows that high winds and heavy rains hit most sections of Oklahoma overnight and also quoted the federal weather bureau as predicting that more rain would fall during the next 24 hours.
The winds reached an official velocity of 82 miles an hour at Oklahoma City, and rainfall ranged as high as 1.51 inches at Lindsey, the bureau reported.
No major damage from the high winds was reported.
The official statewide forecast calls for partly cloudy and continued warm weather in the central section, with possible thundershowers, with clearing skies lh the west and clouds and possible showers in the east.
HandlerMelhod On Sugar Stamps
Gummed Sheets for Attaching Stamps Being Sent To Retail Starts
Oklahoma—Fair tonight, Saturday and Sunday; cooler tonight except panhandle; lowest 50 northwest, 55 southeast; warmer Saturday afternoon; cooler north Sunday afternoon.
A new method of distributing gummed sheets to which retail food stores attach sugar ration stamps is now being used, according to the local price control board. ,
Merchants, especially those in cities and towns where price control boards are not located, have had difficulty in obtaining thcz2 gummed sheets which they, in turn, send to their ration banks. Until now, it has been necessary for these merchants to go to their price control board for the forms.
In order to overcome this problem, Class one and two stores will receive gummed sheets and six of these forms to each group three and four and three-A and four-A.
Larger supplies will be sent monthly to each sugar wholesaler in order that he may supply the needs of any retailer he serves when thfey use more than the amount sent directly.
FHIs OH Field Gels Price Boost
Ada High Seniors
Facing Busy And Memorable Week
Ada high school announces its program for Senior Week to begin Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the senior sermon to be delivered at the Ada junior high school auditorium and to conclude Thursday night with the commencement program in the same hall.
The public is invited to attend both programs.
Frank McConnell, pastor of the Nazarene church, will denver the senior sermon and Supt. Hex O. Morrison the commencement address.
Other items on the calendar for the week include final examinations beginning Thursday morning and continuing through Wednesday; also giving out of grade ca£JLs early Friday afternoon.
The Junior-Senior Formal Prom will be held at the Aldridge hotel Saturday night of this kenning at 9 p.m. ui The honors and awards assembly of Tuesday morning will be one of the high moments of the week, for to dozens of boys and girls will go recognition of the especially fine work they have ?JSL-m scholarship, citizenship, athletics, attendance, in winning rn meet competitions, in music.
Allen Stanfield Has Four Arrests
Deputy U. S. Marshal Takas All Four ta Muskego#
Allen Stanfield, deputy U. S. marshall, made four arrests during the past week and took all four persons arrested to Muskogee following their arrest.
He arrested Harold D. Allen at Ardmore on charges of violation of the narcotic act. Allen was arrested Monday and taken to Muskogee Tuesday.
Walter V. Knight, who was arrested on charges of violation of the internal revenue law, lives in Ada.
Mrs. Stanfield accompanied Marshal Stanfield to Healdton where Reba Hammons was arrested on charges of violating the mail act. She is alleged to have sent obscene letters through the mail She was arraigned before the U. S. commissioner at Ardmore before she was taken to Muskogee.
Boley Miller was arrested and taken to Muskogee this week and is charged with altering invalid sugar stamps to pass them for good sugar stamps.
Miller was arrested first by city police and was filed on in federal court by OPA officials from Ok-’ahoma City.
He's in the Army Now—And Glad of It
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FORECAST FOR MAY 17-21
Missouri, Kansas. Oklahoma ana Nebraska — Showers and thunderstorms Missouri Saturday and most of district Tuesday or Wednesday; precipitation will average less than one-fourth inch Nebraska, western Kansas and extreme western Oklahoma to one-half to three-fourths of an inch Western Missouri, eastern Oklahoma and one and one-half inches southeastern Missouri; warmer Kansas, Oklahoma and -Nebraska Saturday and entire district Sunday; cooler Tuesday or Wednesday; temperatures will average about 8 degrees above normal western Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma to 4 degrees above normal eastern Missouri.
WASHINGTON, May 17, —
Increases ranging from five to 35 cents a barrel in producers’ ceiling prices for crude oil from 20 pools in eight states have been authorized by the OPA.
Retroactive to April I, the increases were granted under the stripper well subsidy program reimposing the first purchaser of crude oil with the exact amount of the increase. The purpose is to stimulate production at low-yield pools.
The pools and increases include:
Kansas—Lorraine pool, 20 cents a barrel; Rainbow Bend west, 20 cents; Ritz Canton, five cents, Seacat, 20 cents; Laton, five cents.
Oklahoma — Fitts (Gilerease, Cromwell, Hunton lime and Simpon Series), five cents; Loco, IO cents.
SHAWNEE, May 17.—(ZP)-The Shawnee memorial stadium commission has announced plans to incorporate with Dial Currin, its current president, as head of the corporation.
A benefit series is planneu to boost a fund for a $25,000 memorial recreation park in honor of the county's dead in both wars.
Court Rules On Separate Schools
Those in Whita Districts Entitled to State Enrich-went Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 17.— i A*)—The state supreme court has ruled that separate schools in white districts are entitled to receive state enrichment funds if the districts have qualified for i he money.
While no provision was made : or the separate — or negro— schools in the school finance bill passed by the legislature, the court found that the omission was inadventent and that it was the awmakers’ intent that additional l unds should be granted those separate schools which qualify.
The measure provides that an additional $7.50 a student be given annually to each school district in counties where property was assessed for ad valorem taxation at not less than 50 per cent of fair cash value, and where the district levied and used the full 15 mills school tax.
Because the state has no separate school districts they are financed by a countywide levy of two mills and could not qualify under the requirement calling for a 15-mill district levy.
The court’s finding was made in a suit of the Oklahoma City board of education after the attorney general ruled that none of the additional aid should be paid separate schools unless the supreme court so ordered.
STILLWATER, May 17.—(ZP)— John Rogers, Tulsa attorney and charter member of the Oklahoma state board of regents for higher education, has been announced as the commencement speaker at Oklahoma A. Sc M. college May
Dr. Henry G. Bennett, college president, also has announced that the Rev. Rupert Naney of Oklahoma City, will deliver the baccalaureate address May 25.
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Allen Man Is Road Victim
Lloyd Weems, Recently Out OF Army, Killed in Car Turnover in California
y°yd Weems, 28, of Allen, was killed Thursday when an automobile in which he was riding overturned at Fresno, California.
The body is being brought to Allen for burial and announcement of funeral arrangements will be made as soon as they can be completed.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weems of Allen, Lloyd was a graduate of Allen high school and spent 28 months overseas during his army service. He rose to rank of sergeant before he was honorably discharged last December.
A brother was killed during North African fighting on Dec. ll* 1942.
Weems was employed near Fresno as an oil field worker and was returning from work when the fatal accident occurred.
A sister, Mrs. Loretta Webster, Fresno, is accompanying the body to Allen.
Tnonan's Plan For
Produces Only Mild Stir With Ideas for Postwar Changes
SS Panzers Are Charged
Accused on Murdering Over 500 American Prisoners On Orders from Hitler
By CYNTHIA LOWRY
DACHAU, Germany. May 17, (Jp%—The prosecution charged today that the 1st SS panzer regiment, acting on direct orders from Adolf Hitler to “show no humane inhibitions,” murdered between 538 and 749 American prisoners during the battle of the Bulge in December, 1944.
Byrnes, Party Flying Home
Byrnes, Despite Conference Deadlock, Expects "Major Differences ta Be Settled
By FLORA LEWIS
PARIS, May 17, <ZF>—U. S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes and a party of 15 other persons, including Senators Tom Connally (D-Tex.) and Arthur Vandenberg (R-Mich.) left Orly
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York City, trial judge advocate presented these figures in his opening statement to the war crimes court trying 74 officers and men of the 6th SS panzer army.
“These figures do not represent the historical truth as to the total number of victims murdered by the 1st SS panzer regiment during this offensive, but only the number the prosecution expects to show,” Ellis declared.
He said he would prove that Hitler held a meeting of his army commanders shortly before the German drive started and as a result, Gen. Sepp Dietrich, one of the accused, ordered his troops to avenge “terror bombing” and shoot prisoners when combat conditions required.
Following this, Ellis continued, the bodies of 71 Americans were found at Malmedy, where 43 escaped death and others still are missing. At La Greize, also in Belgium, he said, between 175 and 311 prisoners were slain by the Germans.
Rural Schools In
Poppy Sales Early
Reports Coming in; Legion Poppy Sole Hero Set For May 25
Poppy sales in rural school districts have started with nine schools already making reports on their progress in the American Legion Poppy drive.
Many of the county schools become effective after 60 calen- were visited by members of the dar days, provided congress remains in session and adopts no re2?Jution disapproving them.
The most important of the streamlining moves proposed by Mr. Truman is the consolidation of the government’s numerous welfare activities in the federal security agency, which he hopes to raise to cabinet rank.
The chief executive also announced a permanent status for the National Housing agency, originally a wartime setup, and listed a number of other lesser changes, most of them currently in effect under temporary wartime legislation. *
Senate Majority Leader Barkley told a reporter that submission of the plans after the president's news conference yesterday made it practically certain that congress would not quit before the middle of July. He added there was very little hope of getting through before then anyway, at the rate necessary legislation is progressing.
Chairman McCarran (D.-Nev.) of the senate judiciary committee which will consider the proposals, said he had no present plan for action.
Lt. Col. Burton Ellis of New i field today for Washington after
WASHINGTON, May 17.—(ZP) —President Truman’s first blueprint for streamlining postwar government produced only a mild stir today on Capitol Hill.
He created a little more comment with an accompanying announcement that he intends to seek approval soon of a regular department with cabinet status for the government’s welfare activities.
The initial reaction of lawmakers was that the reorganization plans probably would keep congress in session until rn id-July. The law provides that such plans
Boy Scout Drive Committee Named
Harry Lundgaard, general chairman for the annual Boy Scout financial drive, has selected the following men to be on the executive committee: Charles Thompson, Bob Cason, B. D. Denton, Foster McSwain, Dixie Pike, Clarence Massey. Frank Norris, L. H. Harrell, R. W. Simp-Harvey Lambert, Martin Clark, S. C. Boswell, R. B. Evans and Rusty Harris.
The executive committee will have a dinner meeting at the Aldridge Monday evening, May 20, to complete plans for the drive.
The Huey P. Long bridge over the Mississippi river is nearly five miles from end to end.
Legion Auxiliary. The women made short talks explaining the Legion Poppy program in each class room of schools visited.
Saturday, May 25, has been designated as Poppy Day in Ada.
Following is a list of schools and the amount of money turned in from the sale of poppies: Mc-Lish $15.45, Stonewall $11.50, Byng $10.70, Francis $10, Vanoss $9.70, Latta $8.60, Fitzhugh $6.50, Roff $5.40 and Homer $5.
Waste Paper Drive Saturday Morning
Boy Scouts of Ada will on Saturday morning of this week resume collection of waste paper, a practice which had not been feasible for some months.
Jerry Fulsom, in charge of the collection, asks that residents here spend a bit of time gathering waste paper and have it bundled or boxed and on porches or curbs by 8:30 a. rn. Saturday. The scouts will start to work at that time.
The need for waste paper is reported to be as urgent as it ever was during the war-stress period, and the collection and sale of paper also gives the scouts a chance to build funds for some of their special programs and undertakings.
SEATTLE. May 17. —(ZP) — James H. Sim, San Francisco, boatswain of the liberty ship Allen C. Balch, slipped away to a justice of the peace with bride-to-be Josephine Chappo of Portland for a “quiet”, wedding.
But they found that the ship’s crew had beaten them there and formed a wedding arch—with chipping hammers and marlin spikes. The couple dashed away amid a shower of rice and a promise from the crew their honeymoon destination was no secret, either—“and we’re all going along.”
the deadlock foreign ministers conference had adjourned until June 15.
They flew in the “Caravan Crescent, which took off at 11:12 a. rn. (6:12 a. no. eastern daylight time).
Before departing. Byrnes exposed the conviction that, despite the failure of the current conference to draft any major treaties, the outstanding differences between Russia and the western powers would be settled at the next meeting. Similar views had been expressed by British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.
Bevin left for Britain shortly before noon.
V. M. Molotov, Russian foreign minister, left Le Bourget field for Berlin at 6 a>m.
Dunn Stays On
James Dunn, assistant U. S. secretary of state, remained in Paris to work with deputies of the other three powers in preparation for the June 15 conference.
Pierre Schneider, French foreign office undersecretary, and Jefferson Caffery, U. S. ambassador to Paris, saw the Byrnes party off.
W. Averell Harriman, U. S. ambassador to London, also was at the airfield, but he said his visit to Paris was not official.
American sources said that Byrnes attitude was based on progress made on such questions as Italian reparations, colonies and balkan frontiers.
Peace Conference Assured
They said that these advances should assume the calling of a 21-nation peace conference, even if the next meeting of foreign ministers should adjourn without total agreement on peace treaties.
American officials said that the city of Trieste, key to the Italian peace treaty, had become a symbol of whether the next conference would succeed or fail.
At the conference just terminated. the United States insisted that Trieste remain Italian; the Russians were just as insistent that the important Adriatic port be ceded to Yugoslavia. Britain and Franc?, which originally supported the United States, were icported willing to compromise by declaring Trieste an international city.
The American informants said that _ previous experience with Russia lead them to hope that by month Moscow would be willing to yield or compromise.
Britain and the United States are expected to try through diplomatic channels to swing Russia around on the Trieste question, as well as on other deadlocked matters, such as consideration of peace treaties in general and an agreement for Germany.
Molotov Is Potsie
American authorities still were puzzled over Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov’s opposition to Byrnes proposal for a four-power mutual assistance pact to supervise German disarmament for at least 25 years. Premier Stalin reportedly told Byrnes in Moscow last December that he favored such a pact.
The U. S. state department can be expected to ask, through the American embassy in Moscow, for an explanation of this apparent change in the Russian position.
In Coal Row
Presidont Rebuffed by Refusal af Bosh Sides ta Agree Ta Arbitration Flan
By HAROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON, May 17, <ZP>— The White House today reported there is “not a thing” new in the deadlocked soft coal contract negotiations.
President Truman, rebuffed on his proposal for arbitration of the dispute, turned his attention to the threatened nationwide rail strike which would halt movement of coal from miners.
Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told a news conference he didn't think there was any chance that Mr. Truman would call John L. Lewis and Charles O’Neill, spokesmen for coal operators, to the White House today. He added, however, that “anything could happen at any time.”
The United Mine Workers and the operators rejected last night the presidential proposal for arbitration of their differences.
It was Ross who replied “not anything." when asked by reporters whether there were new developments in the coal dispute.
Truman Stays On Mr. Truman arranged to remain at the White House to handle any developments, cancelling a weekend trip to Missouri.
And despite the generally gloomy outlook. Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach said he found grounds—“very intangible” though they might be—for believing that the negotiations might be resumed.
These came to an abrupt halt over the barrier raised by Lewis’s demand for a seven percent payroll levy to finance a miners’ health and welfare fund.
Mr. Truman arbitration suggestion followed, but it came to naught.
Bota Sides Say No Lewis turned it down cold. He told the president his negotiating committee was not authorized to agree to such a step.
The operators rejected the proposal on all of the non-wage issues raised by Lewis, but acceded on the question of wages a*?d hours. They already have offered Lewis the equivalent of 18'y cents an hour in a wage increase to match postwar boosts in comparable industries.
But on the health and welfare demand, the controversy over unionization of foremen, the acceptance of federal mine inspectors safety recommendations, and minor demands “going to the betterment of local living conditions, maintenance of property and settlement of community affairs,” the operators said:
Lewis Silent “If these demands continue to be preset, the industry, and it alone, must make the decision in each case as to how far it can go in the surrender of its hitherto unchallenged functions. The industry cannot delegate that authority to anyone else.”
M'd nothing as he left the White House after giving his decision to Mr. Truman.
..And the operators* position left little hope that even an offer of personal arbitration by the president himself could win their concurrence. •
However. White House Pr*ss Secretary Charles G. Ross toll reporters the president had not abandoned hope for settlement of the two-month-old controversy over a new waje contract
Too Big To Swallow
REDDING, Calif., May 17.—(ZP)
Forest Ranger Harold Peterson reports the presence of a fish in the headwaters of the Pit river arm of Shasta dam “as big as a truck"—and if you don’t believe it, he’ll show you the truck.
Peterson said he used his forest truck for a comparative measuring stick to estimate the big fish’s length.
He came up with this data: It I wa* a sturgeon, 14 feet long.
Prepares I ■Mack1
Working Through F rope rotary Maneuvers Bafaro Maneuver Landing
WITH THE EIGHTH FLEET ON TRAIN ING MANEUVERS OFF PUERTO RICO. May 17.— ^—A surface striking force led by the Battleship Missouri blasted today at targets designated by planes flying over the west end of Culebra Island.
This is the third and last day of the preparatory attack for a landing by 5.000 marines under Brig. Gen. David Nummer Saturday. “The Big Mo,” the cruisers Macon and Dayton and several destroyers dumped 50 tons of explosive shells on Culebra yesterday. The first day of the attack was exclusively aerial.
In an actual combat operation the surface bombardment would not be conducted by the same ships which operate with the carrier task force. Captain Joseph A. E. Hindman of Philadelphia, fleet gunnery officer, said it was being done in this exercise to train guncrews, ammunition handlers and fire control parties.
SEMINOLE, May 17.—(ZP)— Construction work tau been started on twenty housing units of two and three bedroom capacity for veterans. The units are being moved here from Wichita, Kansas.
Few Minutes Earlier, Union Leaders Had Said Strike Would Start on Schedule
WASHINGTON, May 17.-0P) —President Truman signed an executive order at 2:50 p.m. EST today taking i vtr the railroads sn an effort to prevent a strike set for 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Minutes earlier, union leaders had said they would not ask their men to stay on the job if the government did seize the roads.
Asked whether the strike would go on as scheduled. President A. F. Whitney of the Trainmen's Brotherhood told reporters: “Yes, sir.”
Asks Men To Stay On President Truman in a statement, called upon the railroad workers to cooperate and remain on the job.
Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross said that the office of defense transportation woald operate the carriers.
The president said:
“In the strike situation thus confronting us government seizure is imperative for the protection of the rights of our citizens.” Effective Today .Mr. Truman said, however, he had asked the parties at odds to keep negotiations going with a view to obtaining an agreement which would permit return of the railroads to private ownership at the earliest possible moment.
The seizure is effective at 4 p.m. today, 24 hours before the strike was set to go into effect
The president’s order directed J. Monroe Johnson, director of the office of defense transportation, to take over the eountry’s railroads and operate them in the name of the U. S. government “A strike has been called for 4:00 p.m. tomorrow by two of the twenty railroad labor organizations, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. These two have declined to accept the findings and recommendations of an emergency board created by the president under the Railway Labor act “In the strike situation thus confronting us, governmental seizure is imperative for the protection of the rights of our citizens.
“It is essential to the public health and the public welfare generally, that every possible step be taken by the government to assure to the fullest possible extent continuous and uninterrupted transportation service.*
“I call upon every employee of the railroads to cooperate with the government to this end and by remaining on duty.
“I have asked the parties involved to continue negotiations with the view to reaching an agreement whereby the railroads can be returned to private ownership at the earliest possible date.”
Indians Doing Part In Soil Saving
WASHINGTON, May 17.—OF) —Indians are becoming increasingly interested in soil conservation practices. William A. Bro-
K. commissioner of Indian af-s. reported today.
“Numerous Indian operators, with only a team and horse-drawn equipment, have built terraces. made and grassed terrace outlets and waterways, initiated strip cropping, contour farming and other conservation measures,” his report said.
“Two Osage Indians in Oklahoma,” he cited as an example “expended $3,500 in cash to carry out the provisions of a soil and moisture conservation operations, reported that demand for aid in conservation of Indian lands, particularly in Oklahoma and Idaho was greater than facilities permitted in 1945.
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