Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 21, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
We're inclined to agree with the fellow who, considering the question, "What is the hardest instrument to learn to ploy?", thoughtfully comes up with conclusion thot it is 'second fiddle'.
Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight; Wednesday scattered showers and thunder storms.
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43rd Year—No. 31ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1946
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Sponsors and Farm Youths Listed In Dairy Calf Lineup
More Than Hundred 4-H and FFA Members Now Hove Heifers in This Year's Expanded Dairy Calf Program
More than IOO farm youths in Pontotoc county have received dairy heifers through the Chamber of Commerce sponsored diary program this year. Most of the heifers now in the hands of the youngsters were brought to this county from Wisconsin.
The name of the firm or individual sponsoring a heifer for a farm youth and the youngsters are as follows;
Ed Menasco and Neal Beasley; S. J. Whittle and George Duni-gan; H W. Constant and Bobby Craig Penrod; S. and Q. Clothiers and Clyde Casady: Homer Belew and Bobby Gene Chambers; Ada Coca Cola Bottling Co. and William A. Carter; Central Dairy Products Co. and John Elliott; Wilson Lumber Co. and Charles Sutton.
Bobbv Thompson and Curtis Brice: Bob Cason Motor company and Billy Gene Young; Jess L. Young and Corbet Thurman; Hudgens-Looper Nash Co. and Truman Harris; Oklahoma Trans-
Hawkins Clear Of Charges
Patrolman Acquittal By Jury Aftar Briaf Deliberation Monday
KRUG TO OPERATE COAL MINES
potation Co. and Harold Kenning; Graben Gas and Water Co. and Beryl Walden.
Holstein R. E. Cowling and Bud Forehand; Hudgens-Looper Nash Co. and Garvin Glover; V. A. Mana-han and Bobby Files; Copeland Baking Co. and Frank Jared; Cudahy Packing Co. and Calvin Pennington; Alfred it. Sugg and Clifford Palmer; Guy Shipe and Bernace Miller; Denco Bus Lines, Inc., and Hollis Gallup; Ada Milling Co. and Glen Sherrell; Denco Bus Lines, Inc., and J. G. Lovelace, Jr,
McCurley - Bayless Drug Co. and Tom George; H. S. Moore and Gilbert Gallup; Mrs. D. F. Fleet and Clyde Walker; The Trading Post and Dale Austell; Cudahy Packing Co. and Tommy Hooser; Gluckman’s Department Store and Austell Snipes; Cudahy Packing Co. and Silas Taylor.
Cudahy Packing Co. and Billy Ray Nabors; Cudahy Packing Co.
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New Plaque at Ada High Has Names of School's War Dead
It took a jury in district court about 20 minutes Monday night to acquit Harvey Hawkins, who was charged with embezzlement. The case started at IO a.m. Monday with Judge Bob Howell, Jr., of Holdenville presiding over the court and it was not until 9 p.m. that the case was completed.
Several times during the trial,
Robert Wimbish, attorney for the defendant, declared that the case had boiled down to former County Attorney Vol Crawford trying to protect criminals instead of Unitea states.
Byrnes Gives Choice
Stop Blocking Peace Conference or U. S. Will Toke It to United Notions
WASHINGTON. May 21.—
—Senator Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) told the positive, con-structive,# peace-seeking, bi-partisan foreign policy for the
cooperating with law enforcement officers.
Went Back To December In defending Hawkins, Wimbish dated the case from Dec. 29 or 30 after Kirkpatrick and Robertson were alleged to have been involved in a shooting at the Broadway Club.
For the first time in the history of the case, complete details of the case were put into writing. It was done in the form of instructions to the jury.
The case built up against Hawkins, a highway, patrolman, was that on Aug. 15, 1945, and was named bailee and agent of Ray Roberts and that as such bailee and agent Hawkins was intrusted
Vandenberg made no specific mention of difficulties the American delegation reportedly encountered in seeking Russian agreements to conference proposals, but he said that for the first time being he was "willing to let the record stand’* where Secretary of State Byrnes left it his radio report to the nation last night.
In effect, Byrnes gave Russia the choice that it could stop blacking a European peace conference this summer or the United States would carry the whole matter to the United Nations.
Proclaiming an American "offensive for peace,” Byrnes left
•*, - 00 I no doubt that it would be carried
with a .22 automatic rifle valued out even at the expense of the
First of Slate's Wheal Crop Moving Early This Year
By The Associated Press
The first of Oklahoma's 1946
wheat crop was beginning to reach the stale s larger grain terminals today as combine crews started operations some two weeks ahead of average in southwestern areas.
Enid. Kingfisher and Oklahoma City elevators all received shipments. Two cars of wheat arriving at Enid from Frederick tested No. I hard except for excessive moisture content.
A special 25-car wheat train from the southwest also arrived at Enid but no report was immediately available on its tests.
W. * Hubbard and Sons, who farm west of Kingfisher, delivered the first load of 1946 wheat to the Kingfisher market. It tested 62.5 with a moisture content of 14 per cent.
Tliree hundred and fifty bushels of the new crop arrived in Oklahoma City from Tillman county three weeks earlier than last week's harvest. The wheat registered sample grade hard winter, tested 61. Moisture content was 16.7 per cent.
An estimated 200 combines were reported concentrated at Grandfield, south of Lawton, over the weekend as crews prepared to begin the harvest and work northward through the grain belt.
Farm officials in Comanche county announced they had made preliminary plans for shipping the wheat to markets by government trucks if the railroad strike ties up transportation. Comanche county has been promised 50 trucks for its estimated harvest of 350,000 to 400,000 bushels a county production marketing association official said.
Designed end Made by '31 Grad, Honors Former Students Who Died in Service
A new honor plaque hangs in the main corridor by the office entrance of Ada high school. On black with a border design of red, white and blue, are the names of Ada high school boys who died in service.
The plaque was designed and made by Mack Tipton, Ada high grad of 1931.
It bears the inscription—“Yesterday, Boys in Our School . . . Today, Men who gave their lives . . . Now and Always our Challenge.”
The list includes;
Joe Barnett, Somers Barnett, Donald Barton, George Cartwright, Betros Core, Alfred Crow. Denver Davison, Le Roy Douglas. Ewing Fidler, Bob German, George Goddard, Mack Hacker, Norris (Cub) Haney, Lucian Harris, Jimmie Harkrid-er, Frank Hawkinson, Edward Haynes, James Hearn, Grant Henderson, Virgil Hurley, George Jennings, Bill Kimbrough, Laverne Lallathin, Teel Lee, J. C. Maxey, Richard Mercer, J. W. Morgan, Leon Morris, Donald Newlund, Horace Peay, Sammie Poe, Robert Rains, Gene Roling, Jim Rutledge, Philip Sarrett, Manuel Saunders, Jim Ed Slo cum, Harbold Sugg, Harold Todd Homer Waits, Eddie Watson, Irby White, Dewey Williams.
Captains Named For Boy Scold Drive
Sipuel (ase Comes Up on May Bl
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 21— i.-P*—Assistant Attorney General Fred Hansen announced the suit of Lois Sipuel, Chickasha negro, seeking admission to the University of Oklahoma law school, would be heard at Norman May 31.
Hansen said the facts in the case, to be held in the district court of Ben T. Williams, are admitted and it would not be necessary to introduce testimony.
Pleadings will be based upon the right of a negro to attend the university, Harden said.
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Weather Forecast For May 21-24
Missouri. Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska: Showers and thunder storms Oklahoma. Kansas and Nebraska late Wednesday and most of district Thursday and Friday and Missouri Saturday: precipitation moderate to heavy, averaging one-half inch Nebraska to two inches southeastern halves of Missouri and Oklahoma; temperatures falling with precipitation; warmer most of district except Missouri Saturday and entire district Sunday.
A luncheon was held at Hotel Aldridge Monday noon for the men who will serve as captains in the 1946 Boy Scout Finance Campaign to be held in Pontotoc District on Tuesday, May 28.
Scott Baublitts, chairman of general solicitations, has named the following captains: Jack
Clawson, Jess Young, Roy Lollar, Julius Hanson, Bill Beavers, B. G. Howard, Roy Rowton, Sidney Sachs, Henry Grant, Harrell Allen, A. R. Wallace, L. L. Leisure, Charles Bolton, W. P. Hopper.
Each captain will sign up ten team workers by Friday noon. Workers will contact prospective contributors* to Scouting in an intensive one-day campaign.
J. N. McKeel will head the solicitation in Pittstown community, J. E. Teague at Byng and W. C. Gregory at Roff.
“Scouting has made such outstanding progress in recent months that we expect an unusually generous response to this year’s request,” Baivblits said.
FN lo Help Wild Moot Control Work
Introduction of the FBI into the meat situation for the first time, to work in conjunction with the re-invoked OPA meat slaughter control order, is expected to strike an effective blow against black market activities, accord ing to information received by the local OPA office.
The new control order is designed to provide a fairer distribution of livestock by dividing supplies among all slaughterers on the basis of their 1944 slaughter.
Normally available supplies recently have been diverted away from legitimate and established slaughtering houses, which has tended to create shortages in in many areas and encourage black market.
The FBI will participate in the drive in cases where slaughterers are found to be falsifying claims for federal subsidy, which amounts to defrauding the government.
at about $30.
Further, in the instructions to the jury, it was stated that Roberts left a certain .22 rifle in the safe-keeping of Hawkins, who was accused of converting the rifle to his own use not in the due and lawful execution of his trust as a bailee.
To the information, the defendant entered a plea of not guilty. Reputation A Factor Evidence was offered for the purpose of showing that the defendant bore a good reputation for being an honest, law-abiding citizen and the jury was instructed to consider such evidence. The jury was further instructed that if they believe that the defendant was a man of good character and of good reputatiop then they should consider that in connection with all the other facts and circumstances in the case in determining the guilt or innocense of the crime charged.
The burden of convincing the jury that Hawkins was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt was placed on the shoulders of the state.
During the time that charges were pending against Hawkins, he was not employed by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, but as soon as he was deemed innocent he was restored to his old position.
Hawkins has been connected with the Highway Patrol since its organization in 1937.
When the verdict of the jury was rendered, there was plenty of excitement in the district court room. One fellow started clapping his hands and continued for several minutes while spectators went to Hawkins to shake his hand.
Two officers from the Highway Patrol were on hand for the heart ing and told Hawkins that he could start back as a patrolman any time he wanted. The patrolman asserted that he would start back to work in a couple of days.
District Judge Tai Crawford apparently expected the case to continue through Tuesday because he had dismissed all jurors not serving on the case.
The next case on the docket is a case of assault with intent to kill, filed against Howard Kirkpatrick.
basic postwar ideal that the great victor nations should act in unison to fashion the future.
Holds Russia Responsible The cabinet officer made it perfectly plain that he held Russia responsible for the disappointing outcome of the foreign ministers conference which recessed in Paris last Thursday until June 15.
Byrnes* formal report listed a half dozen outstanding issues with Moscow on which he indicated the United States would not compromise.
Vandenberg, chairman of the Republican senatorial conference, conceded that the Paris meeting had failed to produce agreement on many vital matters, but said it had solidified American policy to write a “peace for keeps,” based on justice and not vengeance.
U. S. Delegation a Unit Vandenberg said the American delegation, headed by Secretary Byrnes with Chairman Connally (D.*^Tex.) of the senate foreign relations committee and himself as advisers, was a “constant unit” in seeking to end “inconclusive, armistice regines which are postponing peace beyond all limits of reason and^of safety.”
The new bi-partisan foreign policy, he said, “demands action in concluding peace treaties not only with Italy, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Finland, but also with Austria which is close to the center of the total, continental problem.”
"It is based, at last, upon the moralities of the Atlantic and the San Francisco charters,” he said in a prepared address. "Yet it is based equally upon the practical necessities required for Europe’s rehabilitation, xxx Byrnes Aggressive, Confident "I will support that sort of foreign policy under any administration and I hope that any administration. whatever its political complexion, will stick to that sort of foreign policy for keeps.” From the aggressive but confident tone of Byrnes’ broadcast it was apparent, and officials confirmed this, that he is counting on Moscow conferences between Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov and Premier Stalin during the
Standing on an overpass in Washington, D. C. rail road yards, H. E. Compton, left, and R. E. Coe, railroad employees, discuss the seizure of the railroads by the president and try to decide whether or not they will work for the government.—(NEA Telephoto).
Graduations Under Way Al Local Schools
Conclude Thursday Night;
Examinations Occupying Today end Wednesday
Except at Horace Mann Junior high school, associated with East Central State college, the final week of school involved today most pupils in such matters as examinations.
The H. M. Junior graduation program was held Tuesday afternoon, and the Horace Mann high school senior class takes the graduation spotlight with its commencement exercises of Wednesday morning at IO o’clock in the college auditorium.
Two Adans In Eaker's Class
Mrs. Mocking B. R. Stubbs May Attend Big Celebration in General's Honer
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Horace Mann high school graduation, IO a.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 high).
Thursday Durant will be turning out in a big way to honor that city’s “foremost son,” Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, deputy commander of U. S. Army Air Forces and chief of the air staff, with dedication of Eaker Airport.
The 1917 graduating class of Southeastern State college, then a normal school, will be host to Gen. Eaker at the luncheon which will follow commencement exercises for the college and training school members. Gen. Eaker is to be commencement speaker.
Two members of that 1917 class are now living in Ada, Mrs. Ina Mackin, who retired recently as dean of women for East Central State college, and B. R. Stubbs, formerly Ada school superintendent now in private business.
Mrs. Mackin and Mr. Stubbs will probably be at the big occasion Thursday honoring their one-time schoolmate.
Of Eaker, Mrs. Mackin says that he was a ‘'nice guy,” the
Siiet kind, a good debater, that e has followed his career with interest because she had known him then, and that she is ‘not surprised’ that he has advanced to his present position near the top of tne army air service, because even back in 1917 he “had the stuff.”
Stubbs remembers Eaker as a studious sort of fellow, active in debate and always ranking high
in class work.
Some Progress Is Reported
Government Efforts to Keep Roads Running Develop 'Hopeful Trend'
To Take Hines
Solid Fuels Administrator Satisfactory to Beth Operators and Union
WASHINGTON, May 21.—CA’) —President Truman today directed interior Secretary J. A. Krug to seize the soft coal mines, now operating under a truce expiring Saturday.
White House Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told newsmen that Krug would take over the mines tomorrow ai a time to be determined by him.
Acceptable To Both Sides
Ross added that both the United Mine Workers and Operators had informed the White House that Krug “was acceptable” to them.
Does that mean the miners will work for the government?” a reporter asked.
Ross said he couldn’t draw any inferences for the reporters.
The president’s executive order signed at 2 p.m. EST directs Krug, in his capacity as Solid Fuels administrator, to take over the mines and operate them in such a way as to “preserve the national economic structure in the present emergency.”
The government already has taken over the strike-threatened railroads.
Plans For Taking Over Ross said that "both sides were sounded out” on the appointment of Krug to operate the mines and “he was pronounced acceptable to both the coal miners and the operators.”
Krug was expected to announce shortly his plans for seizure and operating the mines.
Army Plane Hits 58th Floor Of Skyscraper—Five Killed As Ship Explodes in Flames
NEW YORK, May 21, LF)— A twin-engined army plane, groping blindly through a 400-foot overcast, crashed into the 58th floor of the 71 story bank of the Manhattan company building in the skyscraper-packed financial district last night, bringing death to all its occupants, a WAC lieutenant and four army officers.
The ship disintegrated in *i blinding flash of flames after exploding against the, rear of the Wall Street building—the world’s fourth highest—and sent showers of flaming debris hurling to the pavement.
The building is 927 feet high.
One witness said "the flames seemed to pour down from floor to floor.” The fires, however, quickly were extinguished. Police estimates put the number of persons in the building at the time of the accident at from 500 to 2,000. The building has about 5,000 occupants during the day.
While none of the persons in the structure was injured five were struck by flaming particles in the street.
It was the second such accident for New York in less than a year. On last July 28 an army B-25 bomber punched through the 79th floor of the 102-story Empire State building, killing three fliers and ll office work ers.
On Routine Flight
The public relations officers at Newark Airport, where the victims of last night’s tragedy were
based, said the plane was on a routine navigational training flight from Smyrna. Tenn., to Newark. The casualties were assigned to the Atlantic overseas air technical service command.
The dead were listed by the war department as:
Maj. Mansel R. Campbell, 27, the pilot, Pontiac, Mich, his wife. Mona, lives at Evart, Mich, the
couple has one child, Ross Ed
Capt. Tom L. Hall, 29, of Austin. Tex. he listed his beneficiary as his wife, Helen Lindscth Hall, Sioux Falls, S. D. they have two
sons, Randall, 4, and Kenneth,
1st Lt. Robert L. Stevenson, 25. of the Bronx, N. Y.
1st Lt. Angelo A. Ross, 28, Whitehall, N. Y.
WAC 1st Lt. Mary E. Bond, Newtown, Pa.
Knocks Hall In Corner
The ship ripped a 15-foot hole through the corner of the building as it plowed into the offices of the Atlas Corporation. The bank building fronts on 40 Wall Street and runs back into 33 Pine Street.
Police said the pilot and another officer were thrown clear of the plane by the impact, and their bodies were found on the rug in the Atlas offices. The other bodies were found slammed into the front part of the plane.
A valise containing some of Lt.
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Then, on Thursday morning at IO o’clock, the East Central college graduation seniors will receive their degrees, with Dr. M. L. Wardell, Oklahoma university department of history, as speaker.
And Thursday night, at the Junior high school auditorium. a large class will be graduated by Ada high school, Supt. Rex O. Morrison to deliver the commencement address.
Two awards assemblies feature this week. The Ada high assembly was held Tuesday morning and the Ada Junior high assembly will be held Thursday morning at IO o’clock.
Wednesday will be the last day of examinations for those whose grades were not high enough to win for them the c o v e t e J “exempt” rating.
Tire and Wheel Stolen from Auto
Jess Lockhart, 904 South Cherry, reported to police Monday afternoon that a tire, wheel and lug wrench had been stolen from his car.
The wheel that was reported stolen was black with a red stripe on it.
City police are making an investigation in an effort to locate the missing articles.
HEAVY FINES FOR JAPS
KOBE, Japan. May 21.—</P>— Three Japanese restaurant operators were fined 10/)00 yen ($667) each in provost court today and sentenced to prison for selling poisonous liquor which caused the death of a Filipino seaman.
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WASHINGTON. May 21.—
—Government efforts to keep the railroads running drew optimistic signals today but the Brotherhoods nevertheless went ahead with plans for their strike Thursday.
President Truman, meanwhile, came back from his one-day visit to Missouri to devote his full energies to the transportation and coal disputes. He was met at the airport late yesterday by Reconversion Director John W. Snyder, who drove back to the White House with him.
Tile Carriers and Brotherhoods both reported progress in their separate talks with John R. Stedman. White House labor advisor who is acting as mediator in the dispute over wages and working rules.
Despite this hopeful note, a Brotherhood official told a reporter privately that the Trainmen and Locomotive Engineer Brotherhoods are “going right ahead with plans for the strike.” But he added that new secret code words also have gone out. Truce Ends Thursday The passwords “convention” and “Johnston” were employed by the two Brotherhoods last Saturday in notifying the 250,000 engineers and trainmen that the five-day postponement had been arr tnged. Mr. Truman also included them in his dramatic announcement that the tie-up was off.
The truce, agreed upon by Presidents A. F. Whitney of the Trainmen and Alvanley Johnston of the Locomotive Engineers, ex pires Thursday at 4 p.m. (local standard time) and the Brotherhood spokesman who would not be quoted said “if we haven’t got a settlement by then we’ll strike sure this time—and it may be hard to get the men back to work.”
The codewords, this official explained, are the only signal the men will accept to continue work. They are kept so secret that only a few letters of the official codeword is mailed to a system chairman in one envelope, another following through the mail containing the remaining letters to complete the designated word.
Union Makes New Offer Stedman had high hopes he could arrange a compromise before the Thursday deadline. Along this line, he already had a new offer from the Brotherhoods. Whitney said the new proposal had been given Steelman to convey to the carriers negotiators. However, neither Whitney nor the carrier nor government men would say what it contained.
R V. Jargues, Ada Route 5, and 1 An indication of the hopeful Courtney Robertson. 601 West ! trend in the negotiations came Main. were involved in an auto- from one of the principals who mobile accident at the corner of said privately that Steelman had
Mrs. Blackburn Ta local OPA Office
Marine RecraHer Here Wednesdays
The U. S. Marine Corps will be in Ada every Wednesday until further notice. The recruiting office will be located in the post office building, and will be open all day on every Wednesday unless a holiday falls on that date.
U. S. Marines now are enlisting men for Marine Corps Aviation, but this is limited; don’t delay if you would like to be in Marine Corps Aviation, drop by the post office on Wednesday, and have a talk with the Marine Recruiting sergeant.
The U. S. Marines serve on the land, in the air and on the sea. Young men, if you are planning on taking full benefit of the G. I. BILL of rights, you must enter the service before October 6 this year, and if you enter the service, why not the U. S. Marines?
Minor Damages In Collision of (ars
Mrs. H. A. Blackburn has been employed at the local Price Control Office of the OPA, according to Miss Marvanell Poe, chief clerk.
The new clerk replaces Mrs. Mary Shackleford, who resigned to accept a position with the Young Motor company in Sulphur. Mrs. Shackleford served on the Sulphur ration board before it was consolidated with the Ada office.
Mrs. Blackburn, whose husband is employed in the county assessor’s office, has been witxi Civil Service for a number of months.
Valve Repaired And Waler Flows Again
It took employees of the city water department only 30 minutes Monday night to make a tie-in on the main line in the southeastern part of Ada, but there was some trouble Tuesday morning that was not expected. Gene Klepper, water superintendent, said Tuesday.
The tie-in on the main line at the corner of Fifteenth and Stonewall, where a water line is being moved from under where paving will soon be poured, was a quick job.
The pressure from the lines was gone during the 30 minute period, but Tuesday morning several complaints were made to the city water office that there was no water available ir> one particular district.
Water department employees found a two-inch gate valve broken near Twelfth street and had it repaired before noon Tuesday.
Burrell Oliver, commissioner of public works and property, said that a valve had previously been twisted off and when the water pressure went down the gate fell, shutting off the water.
Everything was working smoothly again Tuesday afternoon.
Eight and Johnston about 8 a.m. Monday morning.
There was minor damage done bv both cars and no charges were filed.
Luther Davis and Henry Ramsey of the police department investigated the mishap.
Thieves Miss Sugar
SPRINGFIELD. III., May. 21 — I/Pi—Burglars broke into the OPA office and drilled the combination locks off two steel doors to the vault in an apparent attempt to obtain sugar stamps. But
succeeded in getting both sides to talk about the issues in more detail “than we’ve been able to
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I’NRRA BIGGEST BUYER OF WAR SURPLUS GOODS
MANILA. May 21.—(A*)—The United Nations relief and rehabilitation administration, with purchases totaling $13,000,000. has been the greatest buyer of surplus U. S. army materials in the western Pacific, the foreign liqui dation commission reported to-
officials said the rationing stamps i day* _ , 4
for sugar are keDt in a bank. ! niU uS u totaled
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Ain’t it funny how quick a bunch o’ failures can pick t* pieces th’ reputation o’ a successful feller.
Nearly ever’body has th' right aim in life, but they seem I’ be short o’ ammunition.