Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 4, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 171
Weather Becomes Major News
In Oklahoma, Partof Rockies as Winter Begins to Move on U.S.
Unusually Heavy Snowstorm Strikes Over Denver Area
Six Persons Die Of Over-Exertion; Drifts In Denver As Deep As IO Feet
DENY ER, Nov*. 4. UP*—A snowstorm which blanketed this area during the past 36 hours was abating today and Coloradans v no watched one of the biggest earl}* winter storms in years began digging themselves out.
Six persons died in Denver irom ove;-exertion or heart attacks as they walked through t e drills or sought to free stalled automobiles.
More til an 16 inches of snow mantled tie countryside from Denver, north to Cheyenne, and south to the northern border of New Mexico, with travel reduced to a minimum.
Tr.e 1 ghwav patrol said travel conditions were worst in the eastern portion of the state, and warned motorists not to drive unless it was absolutely necessary.
The weather bureau forecast generally clearing weather today with snow in the southeastern section of the state. Weathermen said the storm was moving oil (if this legion and reported * at snowfall had stopped in Wcoming and northeastern Colo-i ado.
In Denver some drifts were as deep as IO feet, forcing temporary abandonment of two streetcar lines. Taxicabs refuted to leave the business district and downtown automobile traffic was virtually at a standstill. Milk truck and other delivery service* were shut down and po-1 .ce reported a wave of parked car looting as drivers made their way home by bus or streetcar.
Peanut Crop Being Marketed Pushes High As (ash Crop
Peanut* are about to be the
major row crop in Pontotoc county Some estimate that peanuts wa!] exceed most of the other crops combined in what they bring county farmers.
They are averaging 15 to 20 bushels to the acre and also make boo ut 30 bales of hay per acre.
Most of the peanuts have been dug and shocked, with some waiting to be thrashed. One car-1 <ad has been shipped and anither vas about leady late last week
Added to good production are Che; prices Average grade peanuts bung $2 58 per bushel and if the nuts are better than ave* i--ge quality, the price is higher. IE ' brings 75 cents a hale.
Much soil in the county is suitable f rn peanuts and the county hat for tome years been among tr.e state leaders in production.
There are predictions to be Icard now that acreage will be inci eased cr at least as large next year and as the government has F omised to Re* p pi ices up for at least two ye art after the dura-
n—and the duration hasn’t been declared yet—prices are due to stay up.
U.N. Delegates Honor FDRH
Unseasonably Warm Weather Driven Away By
Weekend Rain And Chill
There was plenty of weather in Pontotoc county over the weekend, most of it coming straight down and soaking into soil made thirsty by nine weeks of drought.
There was also an end to conversation about how rarely warm the last few days of October had been, for shirtsleeve temperatures gave way to rainy-chill conditions calling for wraps and raincoats.
* T. E. Pitt, weather observer, comes through with the following1 statistics which record the weekend weather:
Rainfall—Ada got .28 of an inch in Friday night's showers; 1.24 in the heavy downpours of Saturday: I inch in the slow, steady rain of Sunday afternoon and night—total, 2.52 inches.
Temperatures — Saturday high was 68 degrees and the night’s low was 61 (Thursday had 85 and 70); Sunday s maximum was G2 degrees, with the Sunday night iowr 51 degrees.
Many roads off the main highways wrere impassable to automobile tr vel by Sunday morning.
Robbing Of Fruit Stands Easy, Two Went Into Burglary
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 4 — (SP)—1Two youths who said they found burglarizing a fruit stand so easy they decided to go after bigger loot admitted in a signed Statement, police said, thev were responsible for 14 burglaries in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas.
The two are navy veterans who served with distinction in almost every war theater, Detectives George Hawks, B. F. Cravatt and Syerman Brown, who broke the case after a week’s work, declared.
The three detectives said much of the loot totalling hundreds of dollars had been recovered and additional loot had been located at pawn shops in the area.
Detectives arrested one of the youths as he sat in his car Thursday and the other was taken into custody Friday in a downtown dance hall.
Police officials said the signed statements disclosed the pair w*as involved in four Oklahoma City burglaries; two in Wichita, Kas.; two in Texas; one in Joplin, Mo ; two in Barnsdall, Okla ; two in Lawton, Okla.; and one in Roswell, N. M.
Interest Rises In Minerals Meeting
Advance Reservations Far Above Last Year's, Ada People Asked To Aid
HYDE PARK. N. Y„ Nov. 4.
EV-Delegate* from the 51 United Nations paid tribute to the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt yesterday at ceremonies during which Russian Foreign Minister T . M. Molotov and other high ranking diplomats placed wreaths on the grave of the late president. *
Molotov, in a statement to the pre® following the ceremony, sa ic
I feel that the sentiment of the Soviet delegation can best be expressed in the following terms: ‘Eternal memory to the great President Franklin D. Roosevelt.’ T*lese are tr.e words I would like to utter in Hyde Park.’’
Chin a. Venezuela, Canada. Y ugoslavia and Nicaragua also I had floral pieces on the grave. Paul-Henri Spaak. president of tr.e United Nations assembl}*, p.aced flowers for the UY N.
I here is more interest being shown in the Oklahoma Mineral Industrial conference to be held here Thursday. Friday and Saturday this week than was show*n prior to the meeting of the same group here last year.
On Monday before the conference started Thursday, there were less than 50 reservations made for persons expecting to attend the affair last year and on the same day this year the number of reservations is in excess of 80.
Chamber of Commerce officials report that they are having less trouble selling Ada citizens on the project this year than they had last year, which offers much encouragement to those making preparation for the conference.
Ada citizens are being invited to attend one or all of the sessions of the conference. Each session and each talk will be educational from the standpoint of learning about the natural resources available in this area.
Among those who have made reservations are L. W. Crump, Tulsa, chief industrial engineer for the Oklahoma Natural Gas company, W. B. Mather, economic geologist for Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, and a group of men from Rolla, Mo.
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Many Highways Of Stale Dangerous, Warning of Patrol
Snow Blows Into Panhandle, Drizzling Rains Not Through Over State
Bf The Associated Press
Seventeen inches of snow blanketed the western end of the Oklahoma panhandle today, blocking highways and closing schools.
The snow followed an inch and a half of rain and came during a weekend of almost continuous precipitation in the Boise City area.
Buses were stalled but railroads managed to keep their lines open.
. The state highway patrol said it had sent out a scout car in search of a bus believed marooned between Boise City and Stratford. Texas.
Scout Car Unheard From
No word had been received from the scout car at noon, although it had been gone on its mission for several hours.
The temperature at Boise City at noon was 28. The low early this morning was 24. '
Motorists were warned by the State Highway Patrol today to stay off Oklahoma highways, slippery and dangerous from heavy rains which turned to snow and ice in the panhandle.
Rural roads throughout the state w-re in bad shape, the highway patrol reported, and in some sections they were virtually impassable.
The snowfall reached as far as Guymon after sweeping in from th? far western edge of the manhandle.
However, the fall was light at Guymon and most of it had melted by midmorning.
Boise City Cut Off
Boise City, at the western tip of the panhandle still was cut off from communication today after overnight reports of heavy snows in that area.
At Guymon, the mercury stood at 33 early today after reaching
?eve5Vernight l0W °£ —freezing
Soaking rains which fell in other sections of the state, particularly in the western half, assured winter wheat pasture for livestock and replenished depleted subsoil moisture.
The storm which tipped the panhandle apparently was the tail of one which dumped the heaviest autumn fall of snow* in years in the Denver, Colo., area Due to Clear Tuesday
The statewide forecast calls for drizzling rain, with only slightly low-er temperatures today and tonight, with skies clearing tomorrow.
Temperatures, the weather bu-reau said will range from the upper JO* in the northern section to the upper 40\s in the southern.
The panhandle apparently received thorough soaking, as did most of the northwest corner of the state.
« 9uy,nZon’ Palpitation has totalled 1.74 inches since the weekend rain began. At Beaver the rainfall totalled 2.87 inches. Woodward had .44, with a cold drizzle continuing, while Clinton
Campaign To Peak In Important Elections
SJL p i BRIDE IN DALLAS JAIL: Dallas, Texas police are hold-th nV i!yn ,rnis^i Globaker, 26, a comely brunet, who walked into the Dallas police department, unrolled $231 in currency from her curls and told Detective Capt. Will Fritz that it was part of a $700
OC• redyfmm nn 'A t I Alabar,na* A woman of the same name disap-p ared nom an Atlanta, Georgia tourist home October ll), leaving
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Three Men Brought To Hospital With Broken Legs After Five Cars Pile Up Near Stonewall
Ducks Scarce! iusl Gel Snow Geese, As Trio From Ada Did
Hunter? have been told time and time again already this year that duck season is open, but few of them gave any thought to the fact that there will be some geese flying also, one group of hunters has already made quite a killing.
Dr. J. R. Chandler, professor at East Central, accompanied by his son, Dr. Roscoe Chandler, who is a^ navy doctor, and Mrs. Roscoe Chandler, saw* a number of snow geese ‘down’ in a corn field near Calvin Sunday.
Taking all the necessary precautions, the trio advanced to within shooting distance and fired on the geese.
Four of the six geese brought back to Ada were killed, and the other two were knocked down. After a long chase the two live geese were caught.
Other Ada hunters were somewhat surprised Monday morning to learn that snow geese were killed in this area as they seldom stop in this section, and it is usually much colder than it was Sunday w*hen thev do light. Friends of the 'hunters report
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had an ail-night rain, and Altus en Poun^s each and were in good
in the southwest corner retorted’ condition.
a total of .84 for the two days. “
At Cherokee rainfall didn’t begin until about daylight and only .10 of an inch had fallen. Ponca Ult, had only a trace and Enid reported only .03.
In the west, Elk City reported •ii II. Iast hours, and Ama-l ino, Texas reported a temperature of 31 degrees, and only .29 of an inch of moisture.
Oklahoma—Light rain this afternoon. except light snow* western panhandle; ending tonight and clearing Tuesday; cooler tonight with freezing temperature panhandle; lowest 28 panhandle. 35-4 J remainder of w*est and north to 45 southeast; rising tempera? no th west and extreme west Tuesday afternoon.
Taps Seem Pleased With Constitution
TOKYO, Nov. 4, (A*)—The Japanese, giving Emperor Hirohito another dramatic demonstration of affection, clearly regard their new constitution as a guaranty for continuance of a modified emperor system.
The nation seems satisfied, as an aftermath of yesterday’s promulgation ceremonies, that mnv 3 .tJ'oubles°me question is solved —the emperor is to remain. The new* document makes him a symbol of state" but does not recognize that he is divine. It outlaw's war and all armed forces. It largely w*as written or suggested by General MacArthur^ aides.
An estimated 200.000 Tokyoites
Death Of Rogers' Wife Fell Here
Popular Singing Star Of Westerns Was In Ada Only Lost Wednesday
NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—(A>)-An eidei Iv woman handed a New • «*. csumaiea zuu.uuo Tokyoites
Haven railroad conductor a ticket greeted Hirohito’s brief apnear-
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at promulgation ceremonies, with
on boarding a train at New* Rochelle. N. Y„ and offered the explanation that “I didn't buy it
The conductor agreed. It was dated September, 1898.
H? honored the ticket, however, because at the time of the purchase there vere no time limits for its usage.
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echoing “banzais" filled with unmistakable affection. Then thousands rushed through police lines for a closer glimpse of the once sacrosanct ruler. They surrounded his carriage with a sense of loyalty tinged with one of equality. *
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Usually the death of a person in Hollywood isn t of even passing concern here but the exception happened along over the weekend.
Mrs. Roy Rogers, wife of the western musical movie star, died a week after giving birth by, Caesarian operation to Roy Rogers, Jr. An embolism was given as the cause of death, after she had been recovering satisfactorily for several days.
It w*as only last Wednesday that Rogers was in Ada to take part in the world premier showing of the picture “Home in Oklahoma" filmed in this area last summer with himself in one of the leading roles.
He had rushed from Chicago to Hollyw*ood from his business engagements to be with his wife at the time of the operation, then flew to this area w*hen she appeared to be all right, greeting capacity throngs at Ardmore and at two Ada theaters, obliging with songs and accompanying Dale Evans w*ith his guitar as she sang.
So there goes to Rogers, whose popularity in this area has increased mightily through his personal appearances last summer and last Wednesday, the sympathy of thousands of persons who feel that they have some personal acquaintance with the I singing star.
► Fast-Traveling Auto Hits Them While Officers Investigating Earlier Wreck
Three men are in Valley View hospital suffering from fractured legs suffered in a five-car accident that occurred just west of Stonewall about midnight Saturday and the condition of all the men was reported fair Monday morning.
°*. Campbell and Glenn Clark, highway patrolmen, investigated the accidents—three in all - and Maced three persons under arrest.
I he first accident occurred when Harvey R. Williams of Atoka, stopped his 1941 Chevrolet truck on the side of the highway to let a car approaching from behind pass before he turned across the road to the Circle Inn night club.
Hits Truck in Rear
Bedford H. Fine of Ada was traveling west behind Williams and apparently did not see the truck stopped and ran into the rear of the Williams truck.
A few minutes later, John W. Oakes, Jr., of Fittstown, approached the scene of the first accident driving a 1942 Nash sedan and ran into the left side of the Williams truck before bringing his automobile to a stop.
Car Hits Three Men
While the officers were investigating the first two accidents and while a wrecker was attempting to clear the wreckage from the highway* James R. Veger of Coalgate, who was traveling east at a high rate of speed, crashed into the wrecker and ran over Earl Thompson, driver of the wrecker, Harlan Kerr of Stonewall and B. H. Fine, driver of the ear that had ran into the truck.
The first accident occurred about 11:30 p.m. and the final wreck took place at 12:20 a.rn Sunday.
Thompson, Kerr and Fine are in the hospital.
Patrolman Campbell estimated that the Fine car was badly damaged and the damage w*as estimated at $400. Other damages to cars involved were said to be minor.
(USS D CIRCUIT FOR ADA APPROVED
Lists Ada, Ardmore, McAlester, Okmulgee, Seminole, Shawnee
DURHAM, N. C., Nov. 4.—(ZP) —President W. G. Bramham of the national association today announced the addition of two more circuits to the minor league baseball family for 1947.
The central association in Clas-; C comprises Clinton and Keokuk in Iowa: Freeport, Moline and Rockford in Illinois and Hannibal Mo.
Six Oklahoma cities—Ada. Ardmore, McAlester, Okmulgee, Seminole, and Shawnee make up the Clare. D Sooner State league.
'he additions bring the minor league roster to 45 leagues.
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Parties Locked In Hot Struggle For Congress Control
Vat* lit 16 States Likely To Settle U. S. Legislative Course Next Two Years
By The Associated Press
The balloting in 16 key states appears likely to chart the nation’s legislative course for the next two years when upwards of 35,000,000 voters choose tomorrow among more than 1,000 candidates for national and state offices.
These 16 states, stretching from Massachusetts to California, hold the major share of close contests which will determine democratic or republican control of the house and senate in the 80th congress.
Many of these same states also are among the 33 u*here governorships are at stake in this off-year election.
Centers on Nine Senate Races
With both major parties mak ing their usual last-minute victory claims, attention centered on a final republican drive to wrest nine senate seats from the democrats. Added to those w*hich they claim already are in the bag, the nine would give the GOP control of the senate for the first time since the new deal came into pow*er.
These seats are in New York, Massachusetts. Missouri. Idaho, Montana, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and New Mexico. Democrats insist they not only will w in in these races, but are unwilling to concede that the republicans have a better than even chance to take over in Ohio Pennsylvania, Delaware and Wisconsin.
In the hope of cashing in on what many observers have called a trend against the “ins." the democrats have gone out after republican-held senate places in Kentucky and California with what they contend are fair prospects of winning both.
Dispute Victory Claims
These 15 states — along with Illinois which has no senatorial contest—promise to furnish most of the vital results in the hotly-contested races which GOP leaders assert will give them control of the house. The democrats sharply dispute these victory claims.
In the house, the republicans now have 192 members. They need to retain all of these or equivalent districts and gain 26 for the 218 which marks a clear majority. The democrats, with 235 members, could lose a net of 17 and still maintain control. There are six vacancies and tw*o minor parties now represented among the 435 house places.
In the senate, the republicans must make a proportionately larger gain of IO, since thev now hold only 39 of the 96 places. Democrats, with 56. could lose seven and keep their majority organization intact, both parties are fighting for the seat of Senator Robert M. LaFollette (Prog-Wis). who was defeated in the republican primary.
Many Seeking Places
Ninety-seven candidates are in the field for 34 senate seats which will be filled in tomorrow’s election.
There are 880 contestants for the 432 house seats at stake and 88 for the 33 governorships now held by 16 democrats and 17 republicans.
Maine already has returned Senator Owen Brewster (R) for another six-year term, kept its three house seats in the COP column and re-elected Gov. Horace A. Hildreth (R).
Many observers have calculated that the election will be settled by the size of what has been forecast as a protest vote against the Truman administration’s handling of meat and other controls and general dissatisfaction with the progress of reconversion from war to peace.
Republicans have plugged this issue, along w*ith accusing the democrats of linking themselves with communists and of permitting Henry A. Wallace, former secretary of commerce, to confuse the handling of foreign policy.
Although President Truman has remained silent, democratic leaders have thrown back the communism charge at the republicans. have contended their Deponents are to blame for cracking price controls and have asserted that republican domination of congress would hamper an early conclusion of a permanent peace.
Weather Hits Confidence High In Vote Outlook Both Parties Over
May Offset To Some Extent Interest In Outcome, School Amendments Drive
Two factors are pulling against each other on Pontotoc county’s part in Tuesday’s general election—interest has risen in the last few weeks but the weather could offset this effect on the number of votes to be cast.
Polls open in Ada precincts at 6 a. rn. and close at 7 p. rn.; at rural boxes, the polls open at 7 a. rn. and close at
Oklahoma Elects Slate Of Stats. Officers, Congressmen, Legislature
By The Associated Presa
Speculation on tomorrow’s Oklahoma general election turned today to the weather, which threatened to reduce further a total vote that already had been estimated at from light to moderate,
There was disagreement as the effect of the bad weather, which turned many rural roads into
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Pontotoc county precinct-by-pre-‘ mud puddles, cinct and cumulative returns an- i While it appeared certain til nounced. ( reduce the farm vote, both par-
Steady, intensive campaigning ties have claimed the edge in
led by the race for governor has rural areas,
resulted in prediction bv some Republican spokesman contend-veteran politicos here that the' ed that “the people are aroused, county might vote as high as 8,- I and they’ll make it a point to
OOO to 9,000 votes despite the vote, regardless of the weath-
customarv large edge the demo- er."
crats hold in this area
There is a dearth of local con tests. Dr. Ed Granger and Howard I .ow is are. for the republican party, challenging Rep. T. P. Holt and H. P. Sugg for seats in
Democratic sources countered that, in view of a heavy majority Claimed for Roy J Turner, nominee for governor, and other candidates. any reduction in the total vote would he proportion-
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the lower house of the state leg-I ate between the parties and the
islature. and William D. Breedlove of Wewoka opposes Virgil Medlock, democratic candidate for the state senate.
How’ever, the earnest campaign of school people. P-TA and other groups to get out a large, favorable vote for four school amendment proposals will have
outcome would not be affected Both Sides Optimistic
Estimates of the total vote remained conservative. Before the heavy rains—and snows in some areas-—the guesses ranged from 425J)<)0 to 600.000 and averaged around 500.000.
But. regardless of weather.
its part in offsetting the adverse both sides today expressed opti-weather conditions. 1 F
Both Sides Accept Douglas Proposal In TWA^H
By JAMES J. STREBIG
WASHINGTON. Oct. 4 Federal Mediator Frank D. Douglas today announced a tentative* agreement which he said might lead to an early end of the 15-day strike of Trans World Airline pilots.
Douglass said opposing sides had accepted in principle his proposal for arbitration of w*age and other differences and arranged a meeting here this morning to complete the details.
A few points remain to be clarified. the mediator said. When that is done he said he expects ter-nin ’ 'n of the walkout which has halted the company's international operations and thrown 15,000 other employes out of work.
. This proposed agreement w*ould provide that the 1.400 pilots go back to flying w*hile demands for higher pay for 4-engine plane fliers and for revised working rules are submitted to a panel whose decision w*ould be binding.
David L. Behncke, president of the AFL Air Line Pilots Association, a * *epted the arbitration offer by telegram and also sent a letter, Douglass stud, giving his interpretation of some of the points covered.
Jack Frye, TWA president, also offered his interpretation of some points, the mediator said, and his two views will be reconciled in conferences.
These discussions probably will | be between John M. Dickerman, Washington attorney for the union. and a company official.
Two officials have said that J some flying operations along the I company’s 28,000 miles of routes
mtsm as to the outcome of the election,
In Tulsa. Olney F. Flynn, republican nominee for governor, asserted, “I am sure of election.’* State headquarters here added a forecast that the entire state republican ticket would be elected.
Likewise, there was no waning of confidence expressed all along by democrats that Turner and the full democratic ticket would win by a thumping margin of from 50,000 to 100,000 votes.
Republicans have predicted victory by a minimum of 25.000 votes, possibly ranging up to 75.-000 if a landslide should develop.
Oratory Fills Air
Turner and Flynn were completing their campaigns in their home counties today. Flynn was on a tour of Tulsa county, while Turner and other democratic nominees set forth on a last-minute swing through Oklahoma county.
Tile air will he filled with oratory tonight Both parties plan elaborate elect ion-eve broadcasts, featuring the final words of the nominees for governor, over state networks.
Besides choosing a governor, Oklahomans tomorrow will name eight congressmen, virtually a half of the state senate and a full slate of statehouse officials, full house of representatives, lineal races u ugli be decided in many counties.
Also on the state ballot are four proposed constitutional amendments which would provide for a system of free textbooks and revise methods of common school financing.
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could be started as soon as the Windsor will sail on the Queen pilots agreed to return to w*ork, ; Elizabeth for New York Wednes-bu* that it w'ould take a few days J day, the Cunard-White Star line to get the entire system back to said today, normal. j-——......
Youngsters Break Info Store Here
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Firestone store, 118 West Main, was entered by two youngsters about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Police reported that nothing w*as missing.
Police found a screen torn off from an upstairs window and said that the two boys entered the building through the window*.
The manager of the store saw the two boys in his place of business, but when police arrived both the youngsters had fled.
LONDON, Nov. 4. — (ZP) — The Marchioness of Anglesey, 63. sister of Lady Diana Duff Cooper, w'ife of the British ambassador to France, died yesterday. She was the former Lady Victoria Manners, daughter of the Duke of Rutland.
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“Strike while th’ iron is hot" ain t fair when your wife is ironin’.
Mote Sisson, who wuz in a car accident yesterday, bled t* death in th’ doctor’s office while they wuz lookin’ up ’is credit ratm’.