Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - May 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
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43rd Year No. 38ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 194S
FIVE CENTS THE COPYAGREEMENT ENDS SOFT COAL STRIKE
Memorial Day Here Centers in Special Service of Morning
Enrollment Still Is Rising For Summer Session
Enrollment at East Central reached the 650 mark by Tuesday afternoon and the college officials are expecting the total to increase steadily until next Monday when all enrollment will be completed.
In addition to those attending the college, more than 350 persons are enrolled in more than 500 active courses by correspondence.
Officials in charge of the correspondence department said Wednesday morning that the number enrolled in correspondence courses should increase to pass the 400 mark during the next week or two.
Enrollment of veterans for the summer term is somewhat lighter than during the past semester when 240 were in attendance; there are 220 enrolled for the summer session.
One college official said that many of those already enrolled are school teachers who have returned to college to take additional studies. Some schools in the East Central district have not started vacation and a number of teachers will probably enroll later this week.
The number of students enrolled is to be determined largely this summer by the number of rooms and apartments made available to students.
Enrollment for the fall semester will be more largely determined by the number of apartments available than does the summer term. The situation will be somewhat helped by apartments being made available to veterans.
Siamese (omplaiiit Comes Up lo U.K.
Siam Charges French In Indo-China with Aggression
NEW YORK. May 29,
The United Nations organization was confronted with a new problem today in the form of a Siamese complaint charging French troops in Indo-China with “unjustified aggression.”
It wras the first time that a non-member of the United Nations had appealed to the world peace keeping agency, and the complaint thus presented the organization with a question on procedure. The issue was given an odd twist by the fact that Siam is a former enemy nation as well as a non-member, while France is not only a member but was an ally in the war against the axis.
Siam's complaint, made public late last night, was received in the form of a cablegram addressed to U. N. Secretary General Trygve Lie by Pride Panymyong, president of the Siamese council of ministers. «
Lie did not comment on the complaint or the possible procedure, but the secretary-general has the authority to call th? security council’s attention to any situation which appears to merit action to preserve peace.
Dispatches from London yesterday quoted a British foreign office spokesman as saying that Britiin would support any Siamese move to bring before the security council her current border dispute with Indochina.
I he Siamese complaint accused French troops of crossing the Mekong River on May 24, 25 and 26 and “forcibly seizing Siamese territory which they continue to hold." The territory in question apparently was part of the area ceded to Siam in 1941 by the old French Vichyite regime* in Indochina.
LAWTON, May 29. <.P>—J ack Oldham, formea publisher of the Hollis Daily News, has joined the staff of the Lawson Morning Press as advertising manager. Oldha* has been with the U. S. customs service in Laredo, Tex., the past four years.
He was reared at Coalgate and attending the University of Oklahoma, and Southwestern university at Georgetown, Tex. - fr—-
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Oklahoma; Mostly cloudy, occasional showers and thunderstorms tonight and Thursday; rain mostly moderate to heavy
frost: cooler west and extreme north Thursday; low temperatures tonight 55-65.
; Ada Taking General Holiday Se That Nation's War Dead May Ba Fittingly Honored
Thursday is Memorial Day and Ada is planning to observe that first one since the end of World War II hostilities in a way befitting the situation, with memories still fresh of those who in the last few years lost their lives for their nation.
The observance will also do honor to the nation’s dead of all wfars, and will include groups who wore the uniform in three of them—Spanish war, World War I and World War II.
General Holiday Here
Most businesses and offices will remain closed for the day. Drugstores, some cafes and some filling stations will be open to take care of necessary calls.
The observance will center in the Memorial Day program to be held at ll o’clock Thursday morning at the First Christian church, Thirteenth ».nd Broadway. Everyone is invited to attend.
The memorial program is sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary.
Joe Roper, Legion commander will preside. Gold Star Mothers will be introduced, and heads of the service organizations. After presenting flags, the audience will give the pledge of allegiance, sing the national anthem.
Rev. Leonard Holloway will give a prayer. Wreaths will be placed by .the service group leaders. Mrs. Harold Hall will sing “My Buddy.”
Dr. Charles F. Spencer, East Centr college, a veteran of naval service of the last war, .will deliver the Memorial Day address.
Governors Oufflno Program on Draft And Me Laws
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 29.— (JP)~-Extension of the draft and legislation barring strikes which would affect utilities and other services essential to the public welfare were advocated by the national conference of governors in resolutions passed today. Gov. Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, chairman, said.
Under conference rules, all resolutions must be unanimously accepted to be adopted.
Texts of the resolutions adopted at a closed executive session, were not yet available, Martin said, but he added they urged in general;
Extension of the selective service law.
Legislation prohibiting interference by labor unions or any other group with public utilities, transportation, or any other service essential to the public welfare.
A request that congress finance the cost of the reactivated national guard over and above the state needs and that the federal government assist the states in conducting recruiting activities for the guard.
State participation in the federal airport construction program.
Elimination of overlapping veterans services and establishing of counseling agencies on a local level.
Return of USES
Return of the federal employment service to state control.
No action was taken on a resolution presented by Gov. Ralph F. Gates of Indiana asking states to stop asking for federal assistance in solving local problems.
There also were no resolutions involving the relaxing of wartime controls.
A new nine-man executive committee was elected by the conference and will meet later today to select a new chairman for the coming year.
Under conference rules the chairman must be a democrat, since Martin, the present chairman, is a republican and the chairmanship alternates between governors of the two parties.
Harrison Funeral Services (hanged
Funeral services for Truman Harrison, local attorney and former * Pontotoc county attorney and World War II navy veteran, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church.
Services were at first announced for Criswell’s Chapel.
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II. S. tv Seek Arms Limiis
Byrnes Tells Congress U. S. Wonts World Fret off Large Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, May 29, LP)— Secretary of the State Byrnes told congress today that the United States is going to work for “limitation of arms” among the nations of the world.
Byrnes enunciated this policy in testimony before the house foreign affairs committee.
He said details have not been worked out, but the government is going “to work for limitation of arms.”
“We desire to see the world free from the fears and burdens which unnecessarily large armed forces would impose on the peoples of the world,” Byrnes declared.
He made the statement, without further elaboration, after urging congressional approval of legislation providing for a broad program of “military cooperation” with other American nations.
Await Molotov Reply
As he went before the committee, American officials looked to Moscow for Russian reaction to Byrnes* denial yesterday if Foreign Minister Molotov’s charges against him and the United States growing out of the foreign ministers conference in Paris.
# Byrnes’ denial raised the question: What will be its effect on Russo-American relations, already strained, and on chances for early peace in Europe?
The “military cooperation” pro-
£am which Byrnes endorsed bere the house committee was contined in a bill proposed to congress May 6 by President Truman. It would permit transfer of arms to the other American republics.
No Arms Race
,rIt also would authorize the United States to help brain military and naval personnel in those countries and to help repair their equipment.
Byrnes declared that the program “would not stimulate an arms race.”
# He said that the other republics merely would be given adequate war goods to allow them to defend themselves in event of attack.
The idea also is, Byrnes said, to make their equipment standard with ours, so the nations of the western hemisphere can work together in event of a future war.
Gen Dwight Eisenhower and Adm. Chester W. Nimitz urged support of the legislation in testimony before the committee yesterday.
Miller in Plea Of Cady lo Slaying
NEW YORK, May 29, UR— Capt. Archie B. Miller, 25-year-signal corps officer, pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter today in the fatal shooting of Capt. Eugene Dale, 27, Enid, Okla., last December 28.
Miller, whose home is at Bellevue, Tex., faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.
Dale, a survivor of the Bataan death march and two and a half years’ Japanese imprisonment, was shot in the apartment of Miller’s estranged wife, Mrs. Fay Hancock Miller, an ex-npodel from Jonesboro, N. C.
She told police she fell in love with Dale while her husband was overseas.
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Threatened Shipping Strike Takes Spot In Labor Troubles
May Continues lls Rainy Weather, More Showers Due
May apparently is set on keeping to the end of the month the rainy-cloudy weather that has marked the fifth month of 1946.
The month hasn’t piled up an imposing rainfall total but has had a series of lighter rains and showers that with cloudy weather between has given the effect of an musually rainy period.
Rain that fell in Ada beginning early Tuesday night contributed 63 of an inch to the rising total, and still more is forecast.
However, the rain beat down so heavily just after daybreak Wednesday that streets ran high with water.
According to the Associated Press, virtually every section of the state received moisture and wheat harvest in some sections will be delayed a few days. Lawton had almost three inches.
Only one highway was reported closed—U. S. 81 south of Chickasha.
Area 4-H Youths Share in Winning Stale Rally Honors
STILLWATER, Okla., May 29. —(JP)—Best informed, healthiest and best dressed members of Oklahoma 4-H clubs were named at a program last night here.
Jacqueline Byrd, Red Rock, was the girls’ winner and Laneil Robs. Mountain View, was the boys’ winner in the timely topic contest.
June Smith of Wewoka placed first and Jean Claire Frye, Yukon, second in the girls’ dress review. Ray Schlitz, Ponca City, was first and Jack Fry, Custer City, was second in appropriate dress for boys,
Frank Jared, Stonewall, and J. G. Lovelace Jr., Ada won first in dairy team demonstration.
First team winners in soil conservation were O. G. Bray and Billy Reed Suttin, Sasakwa.
Healthiest girls were Jean Flippin, Carter, Fern Jones, Vinson; Doris Lee Adams, Rosston; Polly Matthews, Eufaula; Nancy Jean Davis, Haywood, and Mamie Peters, Frederick.
Blue ribbon winners in the boys’ health contest were Billy C. Dockray, Elmore City; Ivan Dean Thomas, Aline; Milton La-badie, Pawhuska; Andrew Mattox, Stilwell; Herbert Seabourn, Grove; Robert L. Miller, Okmulgee; Pat Plew, Headrick; James Houser, Indianola; Robert E. Berry, Gage; Richard Eugene Collins, Okemah; Jim Barrett, Chickasha; Donald Guinn, Konawa, and Wayne Kroutil, Glencoe.
Eileen Ball, Yukon, state secretary, reported membership in the 4-H club has begun to grow again with 52,000 members in 1,800 clubs in every county of the state. * -
Approximately 15 per cent of all tax money collected from motor vehicles users in 1942-1943 went for purposes other than highway construction and maintenance, according to the U. S. Public Roads Administration.
Govtmmenff Calls Canffer-eitca Over Possible Tie-Up Off Nation's Shipping
By NORMAN WALKER
WASHINGTON, May 29, <•*>— The threatened maritime strike took top billing today in the government’s drive to resolve all major la!, ir disputes.
With a coal settlement seemingly at hand, Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach called in shipowners and maritime union chiefs for a (2 p. rn., EST) conference aimed at finding some way to prevent the shipping tieup set for June 15.
That s'rike, if it comes off, would cripple American’s merchant marine, halt shipping from Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf ports and prevent the export of relief supplies for famine areas abroad.
Says Up To Owners
Joseph C. Curran, president of the CIO National Maritime union, told a reporter on his arrival from New York that he expected the shin operators to make some “new proposals” at the meeting.
“If thev don’t,” Curran said, “it will be a difficult situation. And I mean it.”
Six other unions have joined Curran’s union in demanding a 30 percent wage increase, an eight-hour day, overtime adjustments and retroactive pay. The seven unions claim about 200,-000 members on 3,100 ships, more than two-thirds of them owned by the government.
The other unions are the Marine Cooks and Stewards Association of the Pacific; Pacific Coast Marine Firemen, Oilers, Watertenders and Wipers Association; National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association; Inland Boatmen’s union of the Pacific; International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s union, headed by Harry Bridges; and the American Communications Association. All are CIO affiliates.
Others Will Help
The Inland Boatmen’s union and National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association still have contracts with their employers, but they are pledged to assist the other five unions if the strike develops.
Figuring in the situation is a fact-finding board report of May 13 covering the dispute between Bridges’ .Longshoremen’s union and the Waterfront Employers Association of the Pacific Coast. This report called for a 20 percent wage increase—less one cent —with the boost retroactive to Oct. I, 1945.
The labor department said Schwellenbach wanted to learn the position of Bridges and the Employers’ Association on this recommendation.
Last Offer “Inadequate”
Curran’s NMU turned down as “completely inadequate” Monday an offer made in New York negotiations for a $12.50 monthly wage increase and overtime pay increases. This was an offer advanced by 39 Atlantic and Gulf coast ship operators.
The principal negotiators for the ship operators called in for the meeting with Schwellenbach are Frank J. Taylor, chairman of the committee for general agents at Atlantic and Gulf ports, and J. B. Bryan, president of the Pacific American Shipowners Association.
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Last Rites, Burial Here for Rev. McCain, Retired as Minister of Nazarene Church
Pastored Local Church Eight Years, Lad in Building Brick Church Homa
Last rites for Rev. R. E. McCain were held at the Nazarene church Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Rev. McCain, a retired Nazarene minister, had lived in Ada most of the time since 1922. At that time he accepted the pastorate of the Nazarene church here, and served successfully for eight years. During this time he was instrumental in the construction of the brick church building which stands at the corner of Ninth and Oak.
Born In Arkansas Rev. McCain was born in Present, Ark., February 27, 1878. He was reared and received his education there. In 1910 he came to Oklahoma and located in Sulphur. Not long after this time he entered the ministry of the Nazarene church, and served five years in evangelistic work, before entering the pastorate in which he served actively for 22 years.
Aside from the years he pastored the Ada church he served in
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Attending Governors' Conference
Two visiting governor, and the governor-host, are pictured here during a reception and garden party given at Oklahoma City for governors, the press and guests. Attending the 38th Annual Governor s Conference are (left to right): Gov. Andrew F. Schoeppel, Kansas; Gov. Edward Martin, Pennsylvania, chairman of the conference; and Gov. Robert S. Kerr, Oklahoma.
Strike-Draft Plan To Lose lf Coal Dispute Is Settled
House Passes (ase Bill and Sends It On lo President
WASHINGTON, May 29.—(ZP) —The house today passed and sent to President Truman the senate’s version of the Case strike control bill.
Passage was by a roll call vote of 230 to 106, slightly more than the two-thirds majority required to override a veto if the president repects the measure. The senate voted 49 to 29 for the bill last Saturday.
The party breakdown on the roll call vote; 98 democrats and 132 republicans for the measure; 91 democrats, 13 republicans and 2 minor party members against it.
As rewritten by the senate, the measure contains a prohibition against employer contributions to union - administered welfare funds, and provides for a 60-day pre-strike cooling off periods.
Amid veiled hints that its action would bring a veto, the house rammed the legislation through by a roll-call vote after two hours of debate.
Congressional action on the controversial Case bill was completed as the senate heard a vote (5 p.m. est) on the president’s request for emergency legislation ^to draft strikers who refuse to work for the government.
Senator Ellender (D.-La.) told reporters after a White House call that Mr. Truman was determined on having the emergency powers he requested in a speech before congress last Saturday.
Father Testifies Girl Feared Agent
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., May 29. —(ZP)—Robert Butler. Muskogee, testified today that his daughter, Juanita Butler. 27. told him repeatedly she would resign from the Indian service if necessary to get away from Vance J. Lowery, 40, charged with her murder.
Butler, himself a former employe of the Indian department, took the stand as the first state witness in a case which accuses Lowery, an Indian agent, with shooting his pretty Cherokee secretary the night of last January 23.
The witness said Miss Butler expressed apprehension and discussed plans for obtaining a transfer from the Tahlequah Indian agency, where she worked with Lowery. He added that she had intended to resign if the transfer failed.
Defense Counsel W. W. Miller admitted in his opening statement that Lowery’s first accounts of the shooting did not coincide but attributed it to the fact he was “under strain that night.”
BURNS FATAL TO TULSAN
TULSA. Okla., May 29.-<ZP> -John Butler, 40, died in a hospital today of burns which still were I unexplained.
Hospital attendants reported Butler said only that “every time I try to help someone, something happens.”
Previously he told officers he assisted a neighbor in extinguishing a fire. The fire department had not report of a blaze in the neighborhood.
Foil off Senators Shows Powerful Opposition To Emergency Bill Asked By Truman
Br Th* Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 29.—(if) —President Truman’s strike-draft faces almost certain defeat in the senate if the coal dispute is settled quickly, an Associated Press poll showed today.
Of 63 senators willing to state their position, 45 said they are opposed to that section of the house-passed emergency bill which would empower the president to induct into the army those who strike in government-seized industries. Eighteen senators announced their support of th? proposal.
The senate begins its second day of debate on the measure today. At the same time, the house rules committee was expected to clear the way for early action by that body on the senate’s version of the so-called Case labor disputes bill.
Opponents Near Majority
The 45 senators lined up against the draft section of the emergency measure passed by a dramatic 306 to 13 house vote last Saturday -include 20 Democrats, 24 Republicans and a Progressive. They represent a bloc only four short of a 48 majority, now that there is one vacancy in the senate.
Moreover, there seemed little doubt that if the coal dispute is settted and the industrial scene quiets even temporarily, the margin for defeat of the draft provision would be supplied from among 14 Democrats and ll Republicans who decline to commit themselves publicly right now.
Seek To Avoid Showdown
There was a growing belief in the senate, meanwhile, that some way might be found to avoid a showdown test on the issue. Opponents have described it as the most sweeping grant of power ever sought by any president. Supporters have termed it necessary emergency authority that might never be used.
Senators Wheeler (D. Mont.) and O’Mahoney (D.-Wyo.) were reported to have urged Mr. Truman at a White House conference yesterday to withdraw his entire emergency bill if an agreement is reached in the coal controversy.
While there were some indications that the president might be considering this course, he reportedly gave no assurance that any such action would be forthcoming.
Labor Hammers At Bill
Organized labor kept up its barrage against the entire bill. The latest blast came from Sidney Hillman, head of the CIO’s political action committee, who extended Mr. Truman had acted ‘in a moment of national hysteria deliberately provoked by the reactionary forces of big business.”
Hillman declared the measure would give the government “the most extreme and autocratic controls over xxx American workers ever seriously proposed” and pleaded in a telegram to senators to study the bill “in an atmosphere free from passion and vindicative anger.”
S e n at e Republicans, meanwhile, armed with the unofficial approval of their party conference, prepared to blast at the emergency bill with a series of amendments.
Krug, Lewis Sign Contract
Lewis to Get Miners Back On Job Nom Tkat Agreement Has Been Reached
WASHINGTON. May 29 —'ZP —Interior Secretary Krug announced today an agreement ending the coal strike.
Krug told newsmen he and John L. Lewis had signed the contract and that Lewis indicated he would order the United Mine Workers back to work immediately.
“The contract was just signed, gentlemen.” Krug said quietly, “and copies will be released very shortly.”
— Senator Wheeler (D-Mont.) said today settlement of the coal strike is now expected at 4 p.m. (est).
Wheeler, who has been in close tough with the coal negotiations, talked to reporters shortly after the United Mine Workers’ policy committee ended an unheralded 3 1/2 hour meeting at union headquarters.
There w-as no announcement of the policy committee action, but little doubt it had met to ratify a proposed contract negotiated by UMW Chief John L. Lewis and Secretary of Interior Krug.
Wheeler told a reporter 4 p m. was the prospective hour for the settlement after Senator Lucas D-IU.) had said earlier on the senate floor that an announcement was expected at 3 p.m.
There were indications from other sources that developments had caused a delay beyond the information Lucas had received.
District 6 headquarters said in Columbus, O., that “we think the strike is over” and that final details of the settlement would be w orked out at a 10:30 a. rn. conference in Washington.
The headquarters’^ information was described as coming from T. J. Price, district secretary-trea-surer in Washington.
Mine Leaders Silent
Lewis and other UMW officials in the capital declined immediate comment. But the gathering at
Others Going Oat
NEW YORK, May 29.—/ZP— The AFL United Mine Workers today notified anthracite operators that they would not agree to an extension of the present contract, which ends midnight tomorrow, and that a work stoppage of 76,000 hard coal miners would be called.
UMW headquarters indicated the 10:30 conference might be a meeting of the union’s policy committee.
At the office of Secretary of Interior Krug, federal mine boss. officials said a further meeting with Lewis on contract negotiations had not yet been set.
Krug reported last night some progress had been made in drafting a new contract.
Lewis arrived at the UMW headquarters at IO a. rn., (EST) and talked with a group of 15 or 20 union leaders on the steps of the building.
President Truman’s official calling list for the day did not mention any meeting with the coal negotiators.
Operators Hear Nothing
A spokesman for the soft coal operators here said they had heard “absolutely nothing” about the settlement terms reported by district 6 headquarters.
“It seems high,” one operators* representative said, referring to the $1.85 daily wage increase reported from Columbus. He added, however, that until overtime and other provisions of any agreement were known it would be impossible to figure out how much hourly increase it represented.
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