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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 22, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma On. of th. fallow, in th. .hop .pin., H..t H. G. W.II, mLwd I, in p..Jk.in9 .kyicr.p.,, W«.M b. do- own, wiH. k, th. 2,000 - lo.) air plan« knork .(..rn Jaw. War. th.n. Cloudy and continued mild tonight with scattered showers and thunder storms. THE ADA EVENING NEWS Av eragt Net April Paid Circulation 8131 Membrr. Audit Bureau or Circulation 43rd Year—No. 32 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22,1946 NOPE FADES RAIL SINKE FIVE CENTS THE COPY City Charter Amendments To Be Voted on Tuesday, June 4 AVERTED Six members of the board of free holders met with city commissioners Tuesday afternoon and presented them with amendments to the 1912 charter. The amended charter will be voted on by the people of Ada June 4. There was some discussion at the mayor's office where the group met concerning the new charter and nothing was held back; this has been the case in the meetings at the various ward schools and in deliberations of the freeholders. The proposed amendments to the charter can be read today on pages 4 and 5 of The News. if any person has one or more questions concerning the charter. questions should be mailed to Bill Hoover in care of Radio Station KADA. After the amendments were presented to Mayor Luke B. Dodds, he commended the men for a long, hard job that was well done Started By Citizen Group Submission of the charter re vision proposals to the voters is the latest step in a series of events begun in early spring when a group of citizens who were convinced that the old charter was inefficient set out to do something about it. Next step was getting the city commissioners to call for a decision to elect a board of freeholders to study charter revision. The election went heavily for such a board, then at the city run-off election a board was selected by the voters. The board worked industriously, with meetings open to those interested, in a few weeks had a charter revision schedule roughed out, based on studies of the old Ada charter, other city charters and discussions writh numerous citizens here. Explained At Public Meetings There followed neighborhood meetings at which the proposals were explained and questions answered, in an effort to inform voters what the board found lacking or obstacles in the old charter and advantages in the proposed changes. The board is submitting proposals for a change-over from the 1912 charter with its three-commissioner plan to the council-manager plan which is being adopted by more cities each year. The plan, says the board, provides for authority to conduct city affairs more efficiently and for a city council elected by the voters to hold the city manager responsible for the way city affairs are handled. The council would serve without pay, the manager would with Most Cases Disposed Of District Court Docket Ends With Fines, Sentences For Most Defendonts District court ended Wednesday morning with only 14 cases out of a total of 38 being left on the docket. The court collected a total of $801.85 during the session and made some disposition of most of the other cases. Howard Kirkpatrick, who was charged with assault with intent to kill, entered a plea of guilty when the charges were’ reduced to assault with intent to commit a felony and was fined $250 and approval of the council employ ! costs which made the total department heads and see that amount paid by him $327.30. they and their staffs function efficiently; there is much additional provision for safeguarding city funds in bonding of city clerk or finance officer and for details records of city purchasing and selling, as well as for required independent audits regularly. Relic of 1915,    Sfudebaker Still Rolls Along Snappily Ancient Limousine Hod Only 4,000 Miles When Stored Away; Engine Still Good; Old Car Here Searching For Narrow Tire* Oldtimers’ memories were refreshed yesterday when a streamlined 1915 Studebaker rolled through Ada from Aurora, Missouri, en route to Houston, Texas. JT    =7    “    The    old    model    limousine    pull- Unnnv IMifC Hora 1 ed into thc Woods Tire and Sup-■    IrOfJ flu Iv    ply company, for the owner, H. ' m m m    pf*    Hamm to look for narrow Friday, Saturday,    sr,speetators gathered ll I    rn    rn rn nm *    Until    a    few    months    ago when Aln IjIfAltloH Vole    11 was bought by Hamm, the 31 Mill I/IjOUIvII YUI}    year old car had been stored in Bronzen, Kansas, since 1927. A ‘Poppy funds always have tr®e *n the driveway had to be been an important source of sup-    » ? *° ?et ** out °* Hie ga- port for Legion and Auxiliary    Befor* bfin,g st°red the car work for disabled veterans and i ti?    shellapked to preserve for families of veterans in need I if1®! robirJ sA1?gg, ,blu,e color of the of aid,” Mrs. D. R. Pike, treasurer ,    ith!    fender*- of the Ada unit of the American • h only 4.000 miles on it, the Legion Auxiliary said Wednes- I ^ngine is still in very good con-day.    *    aition and runs about 30 miles an Organization of the corps of I or more- The tank holds volunteers who will distribute e5?    ;    of    gasoline    and runs memorial poppies here on Poppy iat>out 2d miles to the gallon. Schools Here Hove Nearer Final Program College Commencement Program Thursday Mo riling, Ado High Graduation Thursday Night For Horace Mann high school seniors Wednesday brought the closing program and diplomas, while for two other senior groups Thursday marks the end of school and commencement of a new era in their scholastic and other living. Horace Mann high seniors presented their own graduation program Wednesday morning at the college auditorium. Days. Friday and Saturday, has been completed. The corps is composed of members of the Legion Auxiliary, both senior and junior, and young women of the Rainbow Girls and Camp Fire Girls carrying baskets of poppies made bv disabled veterans of both wars at Muskogee. Poppies will be sold on the streets during the two days. All of the poppies sold in Ada and other towns in Oklahoma will have been assembled by Oklahoma veterans now in the Muskogee hospital. The disabled veterans who make the poppies are the only persons receiving any pay in the Auxiliary’s poppy program. All of the women distributing the poppies donate their services for the two day period and every penny of the money contributed goes for the benefit of the disabled men and needy families of veterans. One of the original tires, 31 years old, is still on the car and in better condition than most of the pre-war tires rolling around Ada. Las! Troop Ship To Sail From CU CALCUTTA, Mav 22, UP)—Approximately 640 enlisted men, 135 officers and 40 soldier brides are scheduled to leave Calcutta May 30 aboard the Marine Jumper, last troop ship to evacuate U. S. military^ personnel from the China-Burma theater. The army evacuated 205,490 soldiers from the theater and China since last September. Theater headquarters said the turnover of surplus U. S. property in the theater to the government of India would be completed 4>y May 25. The only U. S. army detachment to remain in India after the theater officially closes May 31 totaling 439 men—-will continue to use Camp Knox as a base of. operations in Calcutta with headquarters at New Delhi. DURANT, May 22, CP)—A neighbor found an I. O O. F. ring at the back of G. W. Beal rd's house. He showed it to Beaird who found it was the ring he had lost eight years ago. WEATHER Oklahoma — Cloudy and continued mild tonight with scattered showers and thunder storms in central and east; Thursday partly cloudy, scattered thunder storms; low temperatures tonight in the 60s. ning to stop in Dallas on their tour to buy a new Buick. A Studebaker dealer there is interested in the relic, but if he decides not to buy it, they plan to tie it behind the new car and take it home with them. Registration Open For Charter Vole Registration books for the city election of June 4 on proposed charter amendments are now open. Friday, May 24, is the last day, says J. E. Boswell, county registrar. Those living in Ward 2, Precinct 4, new precinct, will have to reregister, he reminds. Registrars for Ada are: Ward I, Prec. I—Mrs. Jessie Rogers Crawford, 121 West 14th. Ward I, Prec. 2—Mrs. Lela Hurst, 526 East 13th. Ward I, Prec. 3—Mrs. Adrian-na Vreeland, 817 East 15th. Ward I, Prec. 4—Mrs. Bettie Armstrong, 325 East 15th. Ward I. Prec. 5—H. A. Stevenson, 821 East 13th. Prec. 1-J. D. Maloan, 830 N. Broadway. Ward 2. Prec. 2—Mrs. G. C Harris, 939 East 7th. Ward 2, Prec. 3—Mrs. Edna Lasater, 525 East 8th. Ward 2, Prec. 4—Mrs. Joe Thompson, 730 East Orchard. Ward 3, Prec. I—Miss Lucille Scott, 307 West 7th Ward 3, Prec. 2—Mrs. C. C. Ray, 720 West 10th. Ward 3, Prec. 3—H. A. Ebrite, 501 West 5th.    , Ward 3, Prec. 4—Mrs. Gene Baxley, 704 West 7th. Ward 4. Prec. I—Mrs. Blanch* Smyth, 215 West 14th. Ward 4, Prec. 2—Mrs. Mary Stidham, 833 S. Johnston. Calendar Thursday 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, ■sss.«    ass Supt. Rex O. Morrison speaker. Friday Grade cards (1:15 p.m. at Ada high, 1:30 p.m. at Ada Junior high). Thursday morning at IO o’clock East Central State college will confer degrees on the spring graduating class, with Dr. M. L. Wardell, Oklahoma university history department, as speaker. Thursday night, at Ada Junior high school auditorium, Ada high school will graduate a large class. Supt. Rex O. Morrison, popular with high school graduating classes, will deliver the principal address. Tuesday morning Ada high school students were treated to something different at the awards assembly, which was launched on a hilarious note by Vernon Roberts for the Lions club and continued in that vein throughout, to the enjoyment of the audience and of the participants. Thursday morning at IO o’clock Ada Junior high school has its annual awards assembly. And Wednesday is the last day for those final examinations in the high school and Junior high. New Rate* System On Fire Insurance OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22.— —Savings of twenty per cent to Oklahoma policy holders on three-year term policies are expected in a new fire insurance rate system approved by the state insurance board. Board Secretary C. O. Hunt explained that the new program will especially benefit schools and municipal agencies which have been unable to take advantage of WnrrT A D 7'    .    .savings    offered    in initial lump- Rii w*    Quinton    I    supi    payments    of    three-year    pre- Blake, 614 West 19th. Ward 4, Prec. 4—Mrs. W A Davis, 605 West 14th. ONE RAY OF SUNSHINE OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22, ( f'—The state election board, beset by lawsuits and writs of manda <us, today had a ray of sunshine—a would-be candidate admitted he wasn't eligible. While numerous other candidates were clamoring to get their names on the ballot, Malvin Clay Wise, Oklahoma City war veteran, wrote a letter to the board and conceded he had no right to be on the ballot. miums because of budget or fiscal limitations. The new rate plans require the holder of a three-year term policy to make an initial outlay of only one-third the three-vear premium. Other thirds would be paid in the succeeding two years. DURANT, May 22, <-P>—Teachers at Washington Irving school hated to hear the 9 o’clock starting bell as much as their students the other morning. They had all taken up coveted positions in a nylon line when the bell rang. The teachers made classes on time, minus hose. Leonard Robertson was charged jointly in the case with Kirkpatrick; charges against Robertson were reduced to assault and battery and he was fined $25 and costs, or a total of $46. Robertson was out of the penitentiary on parole at the time the crime was committed and since that time his parole has been revoked. Smith Sentenced Charged with assault with intent to kill, O. B. Smith entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary on each of two identical counts. The sentences are to run concurrently and were suspended on good behavior. Hazel Wilson, a negro, was originally charged with assault with intent to kill, but the charge was reduced to assault and battery and she was fined $25 and costs. The money must be paid by June 20, according to County Attorney Tom D. Mc-Keown. Lyda Cases Continued Charges of grand larceny against Clarence Lyda and forgery in second degree against Lewis D. Lyda were continued. Boley Miller and Elmer Nicholas were charged with conjoint robbery in first degree, but Nichols is already in prison and the case was continued. A case of attempted robbery in first degree against Leroy Blankenship was continued. Alford To Prison On five counts of burglary in second degree, Eddie Alford, a negro, entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary on each count with the sentences to run concurrently. Sheriff Clyde Kaiser was making plans Wednesday morning to take Alford to McAlester Wednesday. Aubrey Grant (Orb) Murray, charged with murder, was ready for the trial Wednesday morning, but the case was continued by agreement. District Judge Tai Crawford said that sufficient rooms are not available in Ada to handle the jurors and for that reason the case had to be continued. Carol Landers and Jene George, charged with separate courts of indecent exposure, and Sam George, charged with pro-1 curing indecent exposure, were fined $75 and costs, which amounted to $142.85 on each case. A case against Trim Dixon wili be disposed of Thursday, according to county officials. He is charged with receiving stolen property. All other cases on the docket were continued until the next term of district court, which Judge Crawford said will be held late this summer or early this fall. 5 Killed os Plone Hits Skyscraper An Army C-45, twin-motored plane, bound for Newark, N. J., from Smyrna. Tenn., crashed into the 72-story Bank of Manhattan building in New York City, Monday night, killing the five occupants Tom I PH/n A*?8 ldentlf,ed “• Major Mansel R. Campbell. 27, the pilot, Pontiac. Mich.. Capt. halT N Y ann WAU^ Tnt’    d ^ Z I Stevenson, Bronx, N. Y.; Lt. Angelo A. Ross, 28, White hall, N. Y., and WAC Lt. Mary E. Bond, Newton, Pa. Speeding through fog and a 400-fooB ceiling inethPJawallCraf^ff hi lr    {l°°T    °*the stJ[ucture* exploding as it hit and tearing a 15loot hole rn the wall. Left, black arrow, shows where the plane hit the building at the 58th floor while lower arrow shows where part of the wreckage fell to the 12th floor. One motor and wing fell to ^he street. Hight, is the office where the fusilage of the plane entered and where the five bodies were extricated from the wreckage —(NEA Telephoto).    louies    *ere Iranian (ase More Huddled Frontier Soys All's Well, Ambassador Disagrees, U. S., Britain Want Mora Information By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER NEW YORK. May 22.—— Hussein Ala, Iranian ambassador to the United States, expressed doubt today that all Soviet troops have left Iran and told the United States security council he believed Iran’s case should stay on its agenda. Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., United States delegate who was joined by Great Britain in a demand that the council keep the case before it. said after hearing Ala that he believed “more than ever that action should be deferred.” Ala told the council, w ith Russia still absent from the talks, that he believed “it w'as long after May 6 when all of the Soviet troops were w;thdrawm from Iran —if they are actually out now.” Premier Satisfied Krug, Morreel Now In Charge of Mines Wait Eagerly for Indication from Lewis lf His Miners Will Stay on Jab Under Government Control Three Babies Die Aboard Brideship NEW YORK, May 22.-(TP)— Three babies died aboard the brideship Zebulon Vance during its 13-day voyage from Le Havre to New York and 16 others were stricken by an undetermined malady, the New York bort of embarkation disclosed last night. All but two of the children were about six months old, Col. John U. Schiess, chief of public relations for the port, said. Names of the infants were not announced. The ailing children have been removed to the army hospital at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn. The vessel, carrying 426 war brides and children from France, Belgium, Poland and Holland, arrived Monday. Schiess said army physicians had not yet diagnosed the illness but added that autopsies were being performed and tests already had been started on the food, water, milk formula and other supplies aboard the ship. He declared “the vessel was equipped with enough medical officers and supplies to handle any ordinary situation that might occur.” LAWTON, May 22, «.P>—Buffalo and longhorn herds in the Wichita mountains wildlife refuge are providing an income for Commanche county as well as proving a popular attraction for tourists. One - fourth of the proceeds from sale of surplus animals is earmarked for the Comanche county treasury. This year’s sales already have totaled $14,436.15. Ala made this statement only a few hours after sending the council a telegram from Premier Quvam of Iran stating that a commission had found no trace of Soviet troops and that local people in the regions of Azerbaijan visited by the commission told it the Russians left Azerbaijan on May 6. Ala’s statement brought out a sharp difference between the ambassador and Iran’s propaganda minister, Prince Firouz. Firouz yesterday said all Russian troops were out of Iran. He further stated that Ala’s statement in New York Monday that Russian interference had not ceased was Ala’s own view's and not those of the Iranian government. Says Interference Goes On Ala told the council today that Russia had created and trained Azerbaijan’s army; that Iran had no contrQl in that province: and that he could not say that interference had ceased. Luis Padilla Nervo, Mexico’s permanent delegate sitting for the first time, proposed adjournment to consider “remarks” the council had heard this morning. He summed up the questions before the council as follows: Should the council intervene in the situation, should it wait for a more definite reply from Iran, or should it help Iran get accurate information from Azerbaijan. * - KARL FRANK HANGED FOR MASSACRE OF LIDICE LONDON, May 22. (A*>—The Prague radio announced today that Karl Hermann Frank, former reichs protector for Bohemia and Moravia, had been publicly hanged today as a w'ar criminal. Frank was convicted by a Czech people’s court yesterday on charges of responsibility for the massacre of Lidice—a village of about 500 population 18 miles from Prague which was obliterated by the nazis in June, 1942, in revenge for the slaying of Rein-hard Heydrich, Frank’s predecessor. By HAROLD W. WARD WASHINGTON, May 22.—i;p> —Two wartime naval officers took over the nation’s soft coal mines today and waited eagerly for a sign from John L. Lewis that his 400,000 union members will stay on the job. Government seizure — which raised the American flag over 4.500 pits—was announced by the White House in an urgent bid to keep alive the two-week strike truce, now set to expire Saturday night. President Truman designated Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug, bulky 38-year-old former naval lieutenant commander, as federal mines administrator. To aid Krug, he assigned the hard-hitting boss of the wartime Seabees —Vice Adm. Ben Moreell, who ran the oil refineries after a similar seizure step last year. The lieutenant commander and the admiral (their ranks now good-naturedly reversed) went to work on their major mission at once—to avert resumption of the strike next Monday. After that comes the task of settling the coa* contract dispute without shattering the government’s wage-price policy. Yesterday, the hushev-browed United Mine Workers’ chief—obviously with the consequences of the Smith-Connally War Labor disputes act in mind—told Krug and Morrell that the question of working was one for each individual miner to decide. But. Krug related. Lewis agreed to take under consideration a request for “support.” The new mine boss also met with the operators yesterday shortly after he took over his new assignment. As secretary of the interior, Krug also is solid fuels administrator. He emphasized at a news conference that whatever contract the mine administrators work out —in principle or otherwise—will have to be submitted to the operators before the agreement can be completed and the mines released to their owners. Farmers Sell Some Wheat lo U. S. Russians Again Say American Pilots Fighf With Chinese WASHINGTON, May 22, CP) As of May 17 farmers had sold j 43,397,620 bushels of wheat to the : government for export to famine ! MOSCOW, May 22.—(/Pl— areas under the 30-cents-a-bushel Pravda, communist party organ bonus program, the agriculture said today in a dispatch from its department reports.    Vladivostok correspondent that The bonus offer expires May American airmen flying Ameri-25, at w'hich time the government1 can planes were fighting in Mar - • hopes to have obtained upwards churia on the side of the Kuo-of 100,000,000 bushels.    mintang (central government) The department also said it troops. The dispatch said seven had purchased 33,496,122 bushels American planes had been shot of corn under a similar 30-cent i down after they had bombed the bonus which W'as discontinued; people’s revolutionary (Chinese Truce Expires On Thursday Truman's Own Mediator Says "Situation Doesn't Look Too Good" Now By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON. May 22.—..Pi —John R. Steelman, presidential labor adviser, said today after an hour-long conference with the railroad brotherhoods that “I don’t know about the chances for a settlement” before the rail strike truce expires at 4 pm. ’Stedman gave this reply to reporters when asked about the prospects of an agreement. He said he wrouId talk with the carriers’ negotiating committee later in the day. WASHINGTON, May 22.—UP, —Railroad brotherhoods said today they had submitted to the government a “final proposition” for settlement of the rail strike and may confer during the day with President Truman. A F. Whitney, president of the Trainmen’s Brotherhood, told a reporter that Dr. John R. Steelman, presidential labor advisor, had advised him this morning by telephone that the brotherhood officials may be invited to the White House. Whitney said he is waiting to hear further from Stedman as to what time. Two hours after Whitney made his statement, the carriers spokesman told reporters "no new proposal has been made to us vet either by the brotherhoods or by the White House.” Embargo Held Off Meanwhile, the carriers said they intend to hold off issuing an embargo on shipments of perishable foods and livestock until it becomes apparent no possible settlement is in sight before the strike deadline. Negotiators said solution of the dispute would be relatively simple if only wages were at issue. One of the carrier spokesmen described brotherhoods demands for changes in 45 working rules as “by far the most troublesome feature in the whole picture.** Want Pay For Uniforms Working rules are the stipulated conditions under which ragmen perform their duties. Among changes proposed by the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen are that the carriers pay for all uniforms and reimburse men for time lost oaring df*pot and switching delays and stopovers. The carriers estimate the proposed rules changes would cost 1 them $800,000,000 a year. They 1 have agreed to pay 'the 16-cent I hourly increase for all their !.-400,000 workers as recommended by fact-finding boards functioning under the railway labor law. They estimate this would cost them $619,000,000. Differ On Actual Wage Increase The brotherhoods, however, demand an 18 per cent wage boost, with a $1.44 daily minimum increase. The carriers calculate this will amount to a 20-cent hourlv increase per man and cost them about $775,000,000. Steelman told reporters he still was trying to work out a compromise between the brothe r-hoods’ demands and the factfinding recommendations. In this he reported making “perhaps a little progress” but “not much.” Presidents A. F. Whitney of the trainmen and Alvanley Johnston of the locomotive engineers said in a statement “we hope we are making progress toward a settlement” but a carrier spokesman commented privately “it look* awfully forlorn to me: Those fellow's are adamant.” Government Not Hopeful The government appeared to have little hope of winning an extension of the five-dav truce, arranged by President Truman Saturday, a day after he seized the railroads and placed them under government operation. Greater returns for amount invested—Ada News Classified Ad* May ll. Wheat purchases by states up to May 17 included: Kansas 6,689.915 bushels; Missouri, 54,609; Oklahoma, 1,106,532. communist) army. (There has been no indication recently from China of any American - piloted planes operating over Manchuria except as transports for American observers of peace teams of American. Chinese government and communist members. Both U. S. army and marine generals in China have denied repeatedly that American pilots were flying anything but I Lawrence school announces its P®®cefiil missions.) closing school entertainment for The Pravda dispatch, which Thursday night at 7:30 o’clock was dated May 18, was headlined and graduation for Friday night “American bombers and fliers in at 8 o’clock.    s    personnel    of    Kuommtang    army.* Loyd Watson, Allen superin- Pravda reported that after the tendent, will be the Friday night withdrawal of Red Army units speaker and Norman C. Mitchell, from Manchuria, fierce fighting broke out between the Kuomin- lawrence School Announces Program TH* PESSIMIST Bjr Bob Blank*. lr county superintendent, will present the diplomas, according to Supt. Virgil Medlock. Those to receive diplomas are Deloras Freeman. Lanetta Crooks, Norma Rea Lackey, Helen Epperson and Elmer Lee Young. ANADARKO, * May 22, Seven Anadarko Indian dancers are in Cleveland to appear daily at the national folk festival which will continue through Saturday. tang army and the people’s revo-! lutionary army. “As has become known from authoritative sources!” the ar-i tide said. “the Kuomin tang army (is armed with American guns, j part of which have been captured j as trophies by the people’s revo-I lutionary army. The Soviet press and radio reported today without comment that all Soviet troops had evacu-1 ated Manchuria by May 3. If we want t’ dunk a doughnut we dunk it—an’ t* heck wdth th’ dirty looks an* arched eyebrows o’ th’ followers o’ Emily Post. i As a general rule, th’ ten I best years o’ a woman’s life ’re between twenty-eight an* i thirty. ;