Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 19, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
Sport* ond politics hay* o way of adapting currant phrases or words to thoir slanguage, and now wa wonder when we'll r«n<i n(. a • • a--—- a «s«, ana now wa wonder when wa ll read of a radar-visioned passer and an atom bomb political aspirant.
WEATHER Partly cloudy Sunday with scattered thundershowers and showers in east and extreme south.
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Sermon Programs Open Graduation Week in Schools
Ada High Senior Sermon This Afternoon, East Control
College Baccalaureate Tonight Lead to Commencement
East Central State college and Ada High School today ??-n . radda^on Week with senior sermons, to which the public is invited. The week’s activities continue on through the college commencement on Thursday morning and the high school graduation Thursday night.
Opening the week’s program is the senior sermon program of
Ada high school senior sermon, 3:15 p.m., Ada Junior high school auditorium, Rev. F. R. McConnell speaker.
East Central State college, Horace Mann high school, 8 p.m., college auditorium, baccalaureate sermon, Dr. Ray E. Snodgrass, Enid, speaker.
Horace Mann high school graduation, IO a.m., college auditorium.
Horace Mann Junior high education, 2 p.m, college auditorium.
East Central college graduation, IO a.m.. college auditorium, Dr. M. L. Wardell speaker.
Ada Junior high school Awards Assembly, IO a.m., Junior high auditorium.
Ada high school graduation, 8:15 p.m., Junior high auditorium, Supt. Rex O. Morrison speaker.
Grade cards (1:15 p.m. at Ada high. 1:30 p.m. at Ada Junior
Three of Governor
Candidates Set Up
Offices in Ada
Three local offices for candidates for governor will be going full blast here the first of the week. Dixie Gilmer headquarters have been open several days at 1031* West Main, over Hen-sler’s Drug store. Warren Beck Kice. local attorney, is heading the Gilmer campaign here. Activities at the headquarters are expected to take on greater force as a result of Gilmer’s speech here Saturday.
Headquarters for Roy Turner have been established at 104Vfe East Main. Several of the supporters of the Hereford breeder and oil men are interested in the campaign, but reports late Saturday was they had not chosen a county manager. One of the main supporters, who preferred that his name not be mentioned at this time, said the headquarters would be a beehive of activity the first of the week.
The H. C. Jones crowd started activity Saturday when they selected Guy Thrash, former mayor, to head the drive in this county. Headquarters will be established over the Corner Drug store early in the week, Mr. Thrash said, and the Jones campaign will be under way. Many of those active in the Kerr campaign here lour years ago are in the Jones organization, but Mr. Thrash said there is no connection between the Kerr administration and the Jones campaign.
Whether any of the other candidates for the chief executive post will be set up in Ada could not be learned. Reports from Tulsa are that Johnson D. Hill is starting a more active drive, and it is assumed he will have an organization here.
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Ada high school, to begin this afternoon at 3:15 o’clock at Ada Junior high school.
(List of graduates will be found on Page 2.)
Rev. Frank McConnell, Naz-arene church, will be the speaker. A junior mixed choir will sing for the processional and recessional.
College Sermon Tonight Tonight, at 8 o’clock, in the college auditorium, Dr. Ray E. Snodgrass, Central Christian church, Enid, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon to the college seniors and the Horace Mann high school seniors.
. An alumnus of Drake university, Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Snodgrass has held pastorates in several states, is widely known as a leader rn young people’s work and as an effective speaker. He is also a leader in evangelistic work.
Assisting on the program will i?eY: Vir£il Alexander, First Methodist church, invocation, and benediction, and Rev. J. O. Michael, First Christian church, scripture reading and prayer.
The college choir, directed by Mrs. Marguerite Hawkinson, will fP* two numbers. Mrs. Dorothy McGee Stubbs will play organ processional and recessional music.
Exams, Then Commencement
For many school children the three days spell E-X-A-M-S,” with glad release to follow near the end of the
Horace Mann high graduates a class of seniors Wednesday morning at IO in the college audito-and Horace Mann Junior |,h fmal Pro*ram is at 2 p.m. r-ast Central commencement comes Thursday at IO a.m. with Dr M. L. Wardell, history department of Oklahoma university, as speaker.
Ada high school will graduate its senior class Thursday night at the Ada Junior high school auditorium, with Rex O. Morrison, superintendent of Ada Schools, as speaker.
Seriously injured In Unusual Mishap
Strike Postponed For Five Days Rail Schedules Being1 Resumed
Hurries to Confer on Boris Conference, Will Toll Notion by Radio Monday
Wheel pf Truck Hurls Rock Through Car's Windshield, Hitting Driver
Stormy Season Loams
A stormy mass of warm moist air moving up across Texas and a cold front shoving in from the northwest are due to collide over Kansas and Missouri today ( Sunday), with rip-snorting thunderstorms and possibly hail in some Places as a result, the weather bureau reported last night.
The weather charts indicated clearing skies and lower temperatures by tonight.
THROUGH trains delated AT ST. LOUIS STATION
ST. LOUIS, May 18, ^—Engineers and trainmen, who refused to receive notification of the railroad strike postponment from anyone but officers of their local brotherhoods, held up the departure of four important through t:ams xrom Union Station late today for as much as four hours.
Trains thus delayed were the vs abash s Pacific Coast limited lor Denver and San Francisco, tne Burlington’s Zephyr Rocket for St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Pennsylvanani’s St. Louisan for and Washington and the New \ork Central’s Missourian for Cleveland, Detroit and New York.
Oklahoma: Partly cloudy Sun-c ay with scattered thundershowers and showers in east and extreme south Sunday forenoon* cooler Sunday, much cooler west and north.
. VALLIANT, Okla., May 18.— (J*)—Howard Bradley, 37, Wright City, Okla., sawmill worker, was seriously injured near here today when the rear wheel of a truck shot a one half pound rock through the windshield of Bradley’s car, striking him on the forehead.
, T,he accident, reported by Highway Trooper Cecil Snapp, happened 3 3/4 miles north of Valliant, in McCurtain comity.
Snapp described the 'accident thusly:
The two vehicles met on a recently-graded gravil hill. Just as the truck came even with the car, the left rear dual wheel pinched a rock weighing about one-half pound. The rock went through the windshield of the car Bradley was driving. Brad-ley fell unconscious against Titus McDaniels, 18, a passenger, and McDaniels grabbed the wheel, running the car into a ditch where it * stopped.
. Bradley was taken to a doctor m Valliant who said he had suffered a compound fracture of the skull and had small chance of recovering. He was then taken to a DeQueen, Ark., hospital for treatment.
Tornado Hilt Near Henrietta, Tens
HENRYETTA, Tex., May 18, un—A tornado cut a three-mile swatch about three miles east of here about 6 p. m. CST today leaving the highway strewn with debris and at least! three houses demolished.
Reuben Baxter, oil field worker of Nocona, Tex. said he was driving home from Wichita Falls, Tex., when the storm hit just ahead of him.
In order to get through to Henrietta, he said he had to clear the highway in several places of telephone and power lines blown down.
Baxter said en route to Henrietta he saw at least three houses demolished. In one place he saw an automobile which had been blown from the highway into a field. Baxter said it appeared no one was injuved.
I By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
I WASHINGTON, May 18.—(JP)
■ —Secretary of State Byrnes re-jj ported to President Truman for (two hours today on the Paris conference of foreign ministers —
I which failed to settle the peace ■of Europe but, in Byrnes view
■ as reported by associates, did not I fail completely to advance the
■ prospects for a settlement.
I Tile secretary, returning by air I today, hurried to the White
■ House to tell his chief about the I Paris session which had recessed
I Thursday until June 15. He will I report to the nation on it by
■ radio Monday night.
f Returning with him were his I two advisers from Capitol Hill, I Senators C onnally (D.-Tex.), ■chairman of the foreign relations ■committee, and Vandenberg (R-gMich.), leading GOP spokesman [on international matters.
| Vandenberg Disappointed ■Connally told a news conference that he would report to thei I senate Wednesday on the con-1 ■ference. Vandenberg is expected! Ito speak to the senate Tuesday! ■after Byrnes’ Monday night talk.| J Connally said in a formal state-! Iment that ’’substantial progress”! Shad been made at Paris which, it)
I was believed, would “help the!
I next meeting on June 15 to agree!
I upon treaties.** I
I Some of Vandenberg’s friends!
I report that he considered the! [Paris meeting pretty largely al [failure, but he declined public!
I comment at the airport.
I Byrnes Not So Pessimistic . I I Byrnes was represented as be-1 ling not quite so pessimistic about "hen he left for Paris!
I April 23. He evidently feels that! jthe United States* bargaining!
I position with Russia has been im-1 proved by the Paris agreement! I for revision of Italian armistice! terms. He expects this to easel the pressure Tor quick peace!
I agreements, which previously! had been a primary American! concern. ^ I
Urges Voters lo Be I Adhrc is Elections
WASHINGTON, May 18.—(ZP)! —Among the greatest dangers to I popular government are indiffer-1 ence and neglect on the part of I voters, Rep. Wickerham (D-i Okla) said in the congressional I record. I
“^ou should contribute your J share by going to the polls and! voting and urging your neighbors!
the statement! said. *We have no right to criti-l cize unless we do take part in!
“If we are to maintain a gov-1 eminent of the people, by the! people and for the people, we must vote. Democracy depends! upon it. There should be no in-1 difference on
Letter Carriers Of State Convene Here
Forty-Third Convention Bogan Saturday Evening, Con-Tinue* Today; Delegates Assembling from All Ports Of Oklahoma
The forty-third annual convention of the Oklahoma State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers and eighteenth convention of the Ladies Auxiliary got underway early Saturday afternoon here. *
• Registration was from 4 to 5 p. rn. at the Aldridge hotel. A
United States had four automobiles registered in 1895—too bad they couldn’t be serviced then at Sinnett-Meaders. 5-19-lt
Amy Offers Some Min Duly Now
WASHINGTON. May 18.-UP)
.Tbe arnjy today offered active military duty to 6,400 National uuard and reserve officers who volunteer to serve at home or
iS. at least until mid-1947
The quotas include 4,400 air forces cmd service force officers rn addition to 2,000 who will be accepted for the ground forces.
.air force quota, however, consists only of 150 non-pilot technical specialists.
♦k war department explained tnat the officers accepted would replace those who were eligible for separation and added that it was planned to follow this policy of service until the army attained a permanent post-war status.
No Rail Confusion Al Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY. May 16— UPj—There apparently was little confusion here today as a result °i lu last:minute postponement
. « National Railroad strike and Stationmaster at the Santa Fe and Union depots reported all trains left on schedule.
The only train reported delayed was the Santa Fe from Fort Worth, due in Oklahoma City at 9.40 p.m. A two-hour delay was posted on the train but there was no positive indication the delay was caused by the strike.
At El Reno, terminal point for much of the Rock Island traffic I*1 and out of Oklahoma City, little confusion was evident and trains were reported running there after the strike deadline.
(•ratty Goes (her
6eal ta Cancer
Pontotoc county, after a slow start, finished well and now has reached and surpassed the goal of the cancer funds drive begun some time ago.
The local drive leaders have sent a check to the American Cancer Society for $3,030.72 representing the net amount raised in the county.
Rex O. Morrison, Ada schools superintendent, was chairman if the drive and Louis M. Long treasurer for the Pontotoc county unit. I. G. Killough headed the work in downtown Ada which resulted in finally achieving the goal of $3,000.
Monday en World Food Program
WASHINGTON, May 18.—UPI -Minus Russian help?aninter? national conference starts work here Monday on long-range plans for a well-fed world.
Called by the United Nations food and agriculture organiza-9n* it will skip most problems of the current famine to concentrate on those of the four or five years beyond.
American experts plan to propose improvement of internation-aI j • od allocation machinery by adding Australia and France to the combined food board. The United States, Britain and Canada are the only members now.
Russia Stays Away Representatives of nearly a score of countries and of international agencies concerned with food will attend the eight-day conference. The Soviet embassy said Russia would send no delegates, and that it would not even have observers present so far as is known now.
The meeting’s objective is to bring major fbod producing nations into agreement on the growing and distribution of food on a permanent basis, starting from the time this year’s crops begin to alleviate the hunger in many lands. J
Delegates will listen Monday to messages from President Truman and former President Herbert Hoover.
Committees will spend the bulk I of the week in secret sessions, * working on plans for a permanent solution of the world’s food problems.
Group Says Hoover Wrong Food for Freedom, an organist? ^ich claims it speaks for 50,000,000 members of religious, labor, farm, women’s civic and other groups, said in a statement today that another food conference will be held here next week.
Spokesmen for national organizations, it said, will urge action to stop the march of famine and send a delegate to appeal to president Truman.
, The Food for Freedom group, headed by Mrs. Dwight Morrow. said that Herbert Hoover’s “optimism” about good weather helping world wheat prospects has thrown confusion into a truly alarming picture of world famine.
“Mr. Hoover,” the organization declared, has given to the public the impression that the world food needs are only a third of previous estimates.”
joint meeting started at 7 p. rn. with 150 persons from 19 Oklahoma cities present. More will be arriving this morning from all parts of the state.
Delaney Voices Welcome
™ A. (Gus) Delaney, Jr., pres ldent of the Ada CI.amber of Commerce, gave an address of welcome. M. A. Montgomery, state president of the association, gave the response.
Mrs. Mary West, Ada postmaster, gave a welcome address in behalf of the Ada Post Office.
A chalk reading was given by Miss Flora McReynolds, accompanied by Miss Ruth Hager.
After the general meeting, the men and women went to their respective places for a business session to end the first session of the conference.
Banquet Today .The meeting opens again at 12:30 p. rn. today with a banquet.
Principal speakers for the afternoon session include Max O
?un,clei-Urbana» in- member of the MBA, and an address by William F. McHale, national vie** president of NALC.
The meeting is scheduled to close this afternoon following the election of officers for the state organization.
Cities represented early Saturday night _ included Oklahoma City, Seminole, Enid. Tulsa Chickasha.Bartlesville, Shawnee; Waurika, Stillwater, Duncan, Mc! Alester, Muskogee, Pawhuska, Ponca City, El Reno, Lawton Sulphur, Vinita and Cushing.
District Criminal Trial Docket Gels Under Way Monday
A,jury will be impanelled at IO o clock Monday morning as a session of district court gets underway and 28 criminal cases are scheduled to be heard during the week.
Seven cases are on the docket for Monday and an equal number are scheduled for Tuesday; only three cases are scheduled for Wednesday. One of the cases on the docket for Wednesday includ-a«ainst Aubrey Grant (Orb) Murray, who is charged with murder.
Fivf cases will be heard Thursday and six £re on the docket for Friday. The court has the d<*ket drawn up for five days
The first case scheduled to be
heard by the court involves an
embezzlement charge against
Harvey Hawkins. Another case
on the docket for Monday is that
of Howard Kirkpatrick, who is
f w*tb assault with intent
Johns!on’ Grand Chief Engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and A. F. Whitney right president
fL fr.RR• Train™en’ arrive at the %fh\te House
for a conference with President Truman. After being advised bv th! 25S" le“dfrs ‘hat ‘hey could not settle th^ dispute with unlu* Truman ordered government seizure of the 2 Whitney earlier announced he would not cancel the
worker MPto wh»thl“UK* bul jould leave it to each individual inroads SatnrdlvIT ,w;ork ,or the federal controlled NEA Telephoto) was Postponed five days.—
Truman May Accept Labor Law Changes
Unwilling to Approve Any Drastic Restrictions on Unions, Not Weakening Administration's Political Tits with Thom
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, May 18.—(AP)—President Truman was represented on Capitol Hill today as being willing for congress to make some changes in labor disputes laws but op-posing any drastic restrictions on unions.
»/r legislators who have discussed the matter recently with Mr. Truman said he expressed the hope that any action congress takes will not be such as to force him to veto the resultant legislation.
+; Despite the difficulties the president has had in attempting
Belter 6onmnent (tab Will Meet
George Carleton to Bo Speaker at Banquet-Program Tuesday Night
EARL BROWDER HASN’T BEEN SEEN IN MOSCOW
MOSCOW, Sunday. May 19.— OP)—Earl Browder, former head of the communist party in the United States, has done a good job of keeping out of sight if he is now in the Soviet Union.
Flmush state police reported that Browder crossed the Finnish border into Russia on May 4, but he has not appeared in Moscow at any place frequented by foreigners and no member of the foreign colony has claimed to have seen him.
The Soviet press has made no mention of Browder nor any visit by him, and efforts to trace him through hotel registration and other means have failed to produce a clue as to his whereabouts.
The Better Government club of Pontotoc county will meet for a banquet at the Aldridge hotel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., according to officials of the organization.
George Carleson, graduate of the University of Colorado, graduate of Oxford University in England and a man who' went into the army as a private and came out with the rank of captain after being awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, will be the principal speaker.
W. A. (Gus) Delaney, Jr., will be toastmaster.
PRESBnERIAN^DECISION ON UNION IS DEFERRED
MONTREAT, N. C., May 18.— (sp)—'The general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States, at its 86th session starting here Thursday, probably will postpone for another year action on a proposal for union with the Presbyterian church in the United States of America (Northern Presbyterian church).
The church’s news service said today the committee on cooperation and union would recommend to the accembly that its report be delayed until 1947 to permit further study before the completed and revised plan is presented.
Local Stores Will Close on Memorial Day of This Year
Memorial Day comes on May 30. which is Thursday of next week, and all retail merchants in Ada except drug stores will be closed all day in observance of the day.
This decision has been made is members of the Retail Merchants Association.
There is also a move being started to arrange a suitable citywide observance of Memorial Day this year and announcement of such program will #>e made as soon as details are worked out.
The auto dealers division of the association has considered the matter of holidays and has agreed to observe six during eacn year—New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day. Labor Day. Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Other groups of merchants are expected to consider taking similar steps soon, looking to a better planning - ahead for employers ai)d employes and to making possible better community observance of the outstanding holidays of the year.
AFL Council Now Worried Over War
WASHINGTON. May 18,
The executive council of the AFL said today that it viewed “with the gravest concern the mounting Xfa^ °* an°ther world war.” The council, asserting that “we must reach a clear understrnding with Russia,” said that country had “employed the methods of aggression (rather than self-defense).”
Further delay and “appeasement offer little hope of success and “may only widen the breach with the Soviet union the governing body of the Amel*’ lean Federation of Labor added and went on:
’If the policy of Soviet Russia is to be ‘tough’, we must show ber that we can be tougher in our defense of basic principles.
# uP°n the government
of the L nited States to insist that Russia observe her wartime commitments based on the Atlanta charter.”
These views were expressed in a statement approved by the council on Friday and released today.
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to bring about settlements in controversies between management and unions in major industries, none of his Capitol Hill friends thinks he has altered the friendly attitude he maintained toward organized labor while in the senate.
Hasn’t Indicated Dislikes
For that reason, they say they have no doubt that the president would veto any restrictions he felt would lay too heavy a hand on the activities of unions. But they add that thus far Mr. Truman has not said which of pending senate proposals he likes or which he dislikes.
The matter reportedly was discussed at some length at this weeks meeting of legislative leaders at the White House.
Remarks bv Secretary of Labor Sc h we lien bach. at an Atlantic City meeting of the CIO steelworkers Friday was taken generally on Capitol Hill as a clear-cut indication that the administration is not weakening the political ties it has maintained w ith labor unions.
CIO Activity Urged
Schwellenbach urged tne CIO group to expand its already considerable political activities, declaring that it has “a duty and responsibly” to improve living standards for the whole working class, as well as the unions themselves.
If the administration attitude is represented in the senate by Barkley, it apparently is one of letting developments take their course for a while without stepping into the middle of the fray.
Last Chance Plea Made for Bingham
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18.— bp)—A last chance appeal to save the life of Alfred Clarence Bingham, scheduled to die in the elec-tric chair May 31 for the slaying of his divorced wife, was made today in a petition filed with the state pardon and parole board by Harold McArthur, Tulsa attorney.
McArthur, asking the board to set hearing on the petition May -7, indicated expert witnesses would btl called to prove Bingham insane.
The criminal court of appeals last Wednesday refused to take jurisdiction and conduct a sanity hearing.
Bingham s only chance to escape the chair is for the parole board to recommend Gov. Robert S. Kerr grand clemency. The board previously had refused to make such a recommendation.
Bingham, Tulsa house painter, was convicted of murdering his divorced wife in 1943.
Truman Wins Strike Delay
Just Before Strike Into Effect, Union Chiefs Accept New Bid to Negotiate
SOME TRAINS STOPPED
Transportation Snarled In Big Roil Cantors Bafora Order Received
WASHINGTON, May 18.—/^ —President Truman won a five-day postponement of the railroad strike today.
It came only minutes before the strike was to start in the eastern part of the nation at 4 p m. Eastern Standard Time—as dramatic ally as any fireman on a cow catcher ever snatched a child from the tracks.
Some trains already had stop ped. Officials, fully expecting the strike, had arranged for troop protection where necessary and had rushed other measures for an emergency.
The president picked up his telephone and called Cleveland-called A. F. Whitney, head of the trainmen’s brotherhood, and Al-vanley Johnston, chief of the engineers. Would they delay the strike five days and come back to Washington tomorrow for further negotiations with the management? Mr. Truman was sure they could make further progress if they did so. Whitney and Johnston said they would call him back.
At 3:34 p.m. the White House switchboard got through immediately to the waiting president The union chiefs accepted.
Code Words Hulled
Quickly, then, Whitney and Johnston flashed one word to their subordinates throughout the country—a code word arranged in advance which signified that
wu- **r*ke was °ff. temporarily. Whitneys word was “convention." Johnston's was his own name, “Johnston.”
Mr. Truman elatedly sent his assistant Press Secretary, Eben Ayers, to summon reporters from the press room.
T|ey found him flanked by Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach and Dr. John R. Stedman, special assistant on labor matters, with both of whom he had been conferring.
The president glanced at a typewritten piece of paper atop his desk, pencilled with many re-
V15i22*\ l.he2 he broke the news.
Officials Preparing for Wont
. nf,w* was ® surprise* to Charles H. Buford, federal manager of the 337 railroads which the government took over yesterday. and to Col. J. Monroe Johnson, director of the office of defense transportation.
Buford had been busy up to the late minute completing preparations to cope with the strike. Unable to guage its effects in advance because of%incertainty as to the workers’ response, he* had directed the roads to report at 6 p.m. how many employes were on strike and what service they could maintain.
?^so bad directed railroad officials to recruit new men to replace strikers wherever possible to maintain essential services. and to call upon regional military authorities for troops where necessary to protect workers refusing to strike and to prevent disturbances and destruction of property.
NEW YORK. May 1ft, (*»— The nation's great railroads slowly worked their way tonight out of the worst transportation
VSP here since the stri^e in 1922 as thousands of noisy, tired people clamored for places in th* cars.
Grand Central terminal was jammed with would-be travelers.
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When most fellers gv the’r wife a fur coat it air t’ keep ’er warm, its t’ ke< ’er quiet.
A year is composed o’ ti months an’ a coal strike.