Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 5, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year—No. 172
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
NATION’S VOTERS MARCH TO ROILS TODAY
Wagons Used By Voters To Reach Polls
Political Leaders Determined to Fet Voters To Voting Booths Today
Pontotoc county politicians were determined to get the vote out for the general election and from a.! reports they were not stopping at one attempt, but were taking the next best method a-vailable
iTi one section of the county -ere the roads become impas-s.me to automolite travel, wagons were being used to get voters from their homes to the polit.
,. Ad3 News and Station K.-vDA will cooperate in tabulate,
mg and broadcasting returns of Pontotoc county by precinct and by growing totals.
One man telephoned another man in Aaa telling him that there va? a certain group of people that couldn’t get to the polls in i.neir cars. His solution was to vaKe two wagons to the homes of * ne people.
Joe Beck, secretary of the county election board, was in a good humor Monday afternoon a.ter most of the election equipment had been picked up by various election officials.
He told about two men who rad to ride horseback five notes to the highway to get to Ada to obtain their election supplies
Mr Beck said that some of the t> xes would have to be returned by the horseback method of travel because of the condition of some county roads.
Because of the condition of the t oads, it is expected that some of ne boxes will not be returned r»efore Wednesday.
Sixteen Races Are 'Most Significant'
Involve Control of U. S. Senate; Doxen Governor Races Interesting
SENATE—Sixteen of the most significant races to be decided in today s voting are fn California, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
£ew *ork* °bio, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wis-c°nsin and Wyoming. California and Kentucky now have republican senators. Wisconsin a progressive. All the remaining seats now are democratic.
GOVERNORS — Here are 12 contests worth watching: Connecticut. Idaho. Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota Nevada, New Jersey, New lork, Ohio and Oklahoma.
House—A few of the most interesting contests:
Connecticut 4th (Clare Luce’s present seat) being sought by John Davis Lodge, (R), and Henry A. Mucci, (D).
Kentucky 7th. Rep. Andrew J.
May (D) and W. Howes Meade
Missouri 5th (Roger Slaughter’s present seat). Contestants: Enos A. Axtell (D) and Albert L.
Reeves, Jr. (R).
New York 18th. Rep. Vito Mar-cantonio, incumbent American labor who also has the democratic nomination, and Frederick V P
Washington test. Hugh De Lacy democrat incumbent, and Homer
Turner-Flynn Race Holds Top Spot for Interest in Oklahoma;
Weather Reducing County Vote
Balloting in Some
0fR™0?R^erTie?moDn 86,8 “JaU«h whiI* having
his home town.—(NEA Telephoto). independence, Missouri, while calling
the grocery store on old friends* in
City Planning Airport Oil, Gas Service
Mony Repairs Mode On Water Lines; Librory Building Repoir Contracted
- > Manager W E. Hansen re-r ted to members of the city c ^unci I at a regular meeting M na ay night that he is tryin t arrange for the installation of gas and oil dispensing equipment st the Ada airport and thus start the first movement toward the development of the port.
It was pointed out that the city ..I be in charge of the dispensing equipment and will charge £ nominal price, which will be enough to defray expenses in ad-c:teon to netting the city’ a profit.
Toe city manager told the council mat arrangements with an ou company should be completed before the next meeting at which terne he would make a full and complete report on the situation. He reported that he had contact-ea a number of oil companies and their officials will submit statements ss to arrangements they could make with the city.
Sanitation “In Red”
Based on the 50 cent per month f i Page collection fee. the city is i >sing money .n the sanitation de-?«rtment, Hansen ieported. He a od that he had made a study of the sanitation department and -na that it pays less than 50 per cent of :ts operating cost.
* f* was no complete report * val I able on the water depart-I :t was reported that
5 1.515 4 was collected in Aug-
Big Leaks Repairs
Hansen said that 88 leaks had been :*epa red on the big water line .rom B; rd's Mill springs and c shed tnat the aggressive attacks on me leaks will continue.
From toe time water leave the
!nere “ a net Ioss
ox J.000.000 gallons per month
Tillmans (ast Their Voles-AII Vole Mel ’Straight’
(jq>)—President Truman cast bis own vote early today in the nation-wide congressional elections which will shape the future
course of his administration, j Th[\ chief executive and his daughter, Margaret, who voted for the first time in the democratic primary last August, turned an their ballots nearly an hour alter Mrs. Truman. She walked over to the seventh precinct of Blue township with her sister-in-law and neighbor. Mrs. Frank Wallace, to cast ballot number 31.
3 he president and Margaret ar-rived at the memorial building, thico blocks from their home at 9:05 a.m. (CST).
The nation’s first family left shortly afterwards for the Independence railroad station to board their special train for Washington leaving at 9:30 a.m. (CST).
The president received his ballot from Mrs. Jesse Flowers, republican judge, after being check-
Jam~ lift V2tmg IiSt by Mls-James Miller, democratic checker.
the president then greeted the
ner ?iCincl officials, Mrs. Murrell Miller, democratic judge*
?aiJ ?Aske’ ^Publican clerk; Mrs. A. J. Blatt, democratic clerk* Roy Pryor, republican judge and
Wnii°Wn .brot^er-in-law, George Wallace democratic judge. ,
Like Mrs. Truman, the presift said he voted the straight
democratic ticket, which included Senator Briggs D-Mo ). his own successor in the senate, seeking ie election and Representative Jasper Bell, fourth district congressman.
Rockies Snowstorm Moving South And Losing Intensify
Bight’ Deaths Attributed To Storm, Wont in More Thon Three Decodes
Dr. Breco Is Retiring
Ends 45 Yean Practice,
In County Since 1906,
Goes to California
By HELEN MORELAND
Writing finis to 45 years ex-
______llov 3 A Perience rn the medical profes-
' ’ ^uv* 0 — vt) — A sion, Dr. J. G. Breco and Mr*
snowstorm which swept into the Breco are leaving Tuesday™for
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DENVER, Nov. 5
Rocky Mountain region Saturday and gave Denver and Colorado its worst winter lashing in more
Redondo Beach, California, to take it easy for a while. “Doc” figures after spending that many
than three decades, was moving ■ years working night and day he southward last night gradually ,rA*uP his rod and
KC Says Railroads Discriminated On Fruit Shipments
IT d BOI
aced Hansen asserted that
of that loss cannot he
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r, .cnorr.a ~~ Cloudy w*ith oc-c^on«. light ram mostly in east * SJJRbtly cooler south
east Wednesday partly cloudy west Cioudv east with showers extreme east; warmer west half. " eafber Forecast for Nov. 5-8
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 5, CP) h e Interstate Commerce commission has ruled that railroads are guilty of maintaining
?!SCuir!rlinatory ratfes on certain fresh fruits shipped from five western states to Oklahoma, according to Reford Bond, chairman of the state corporation commission.
r *"<?, ‘he ice held the
tales to Oklahoma from origin points in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Oregon and Washington w*ere discriminatory as contrasted destinations in southern Kansas. ' o j * t Be,e' transportation counsel, brought the proceedings be-the ICC. Testimony in the case was given by representable wbolesale fruit dealers in Oklahoma City, Tulsa. Bartles-'dle and Enid.
It would be unreasonable and unjust in the future, the ICC ruled to maintain rates on cer-
lessenmg in intensity.
Weather bureau forecasters
ad spread north last night to Cheyenne and Laramie, Wyoming, but that it was spending itself as it moved southward across the New Mexican border. m • Rht des the *were attributed directly or indirectly to the storm.
In Denver, where the storm for a time was centered, streets were packed with deep snow and trans-poi tat ion facilities were strained to the utmost, Fine snow still fell late last night.
Elsewhere in the state highway travel was all but suspended, eastbound trains were.delayed and
the usual truck travel was halted. Plows Open Highways
Highway officials declared travel on highways opened by UyJ ‘hazardous and not advis-
Politicans w*atched the movement of the storm with interest, since many rural precincts may have an extremely light vote because of inability to get to the general election polls today. Election clerks, whose precincts i Jn* areas, were coun
seled to devise “wrapping paper” ballots when regular ballots Jv? n debvered.
Of the eight deaths recorded four occurred in Denver when persons attempted to start cars stalled in deep drifts.
Husband Subbed For Doctor In the midst of the storm twin boys were bprn to a Denver woman whose physician could not arrive because of the weather Herhusband assisted at the birth There vvere bright spots in the storm, since watersheds received
a heavy fall of water-storing snow*.
The Clop outlook apparently was not as dismal as early re-ports indicated. Officials of the , Western Sugar company said about 75 per cent of the beet crop has been harvested in north-
whJ?olP»Tado’ and that in areas where the crop still is in the
nrni!!n!» ^ unless a
prolonged cold snap set in.
Cattle on the open range, where
the storm swep in on light winds
Saturday, probably will suffer
Sp s£rVik?i^e’ stockrrjen said, ana r. E. Mollin, executive secretary of the American National
reel and do a little casting whenever he desires.
Nl?t*ex?ctly as tbe pioneers did it, but the Brecos do intend to do a little roughing it when they
leave here Tuesday in their jeep with a trailer attached. They plan to oamp out all the way going Via Waco, Austin and El Paso.
Beginning his career in the medical profession at Canton, Texas, Dr. Breco came to Stone-
nntn ViAM)6uand remained there
t liSi I wbei? he came to Ada.
In 1923 he established the Breco Memorial hospital which he has operated continuously until he closed it a week or so ago.
He relates many interesting and varied experiences he has dunn« th°se earlier years. When it was necessary to go to Allen from Stonewall, he had to make the trip around by the landmark kqown as Byrd’s Mill. There were very few roads, bridge® or houses in this area.
Durmg his years of practice. Dr. Breco estimates that he has delivered n average of IOO babies a month or a total of 7,000 “bun-
?ileS ^ °"1 »eavcn ” In one fam-ny he delivered the mother’s baby her granddaughter and the great-granddaughter. He presents them in singles, doubles and has even surprised
Foreign Diplomate Keep (lese Watdi On Today’s Voting
Molotov to Fight for Special Privileges for Yugoslavia at Trieste
By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
NEW YORK, Nov. 5. — (&) — Foreign diplomats deeply engrossed in the gigantic task of building world peace kept a sharp but discreetly silent watch cm the American congressional elections today.
Pei sons familial4 with the views of many delegations to the United Natmns Assembly and the Council of Foreign Ministers reported a general belief that present foreign policies are sufficiently bipartisan to rule out any major changes. But there has been i inough political controversy over the present American attitude toward Russia in particular to raise speculation about post-elec-tion trends in the conduct of American diplomacy.
The Big Four foreign ministers moved into their second day’s work on the eastern European peace teraties amid mounting evidence that Russian Foreign Minis-er Molotov will stage a last ditch light to gain special advantages for Jugoslavia at the Adriatic port of Trieste.
The U. N. assembly appeared to De headed for a wide open fight over selection of a permanent home. One report was that the Russians might reverse their former stand against a site in western Europe to favor Geneva old League of Nations head-quarters, as a home. Word of this possibility follows an American move to have San Francisco anc New York as well as Westchester
Parts of Stale Heavy During Day
And Tulsa Swamped By Foils of Oklahoma City Rush; Rain Hits Rural Areas
By Th« Associated Press
Surprisingly heavy balloting was reported in Tulsa and Oklahoma City in today’s general election as democrats and republicans alike*strained to offset a light in rainbound rural areas.
The state s two largest cities apparently were setting the pace for the Oklahoma electorate Reports from other sections indicated voting, got off to a slow start because of continued rains that made roads in many areas impassable.
Demo Leader Unperturbed . Tje reports of a heavy vote in Tulsa county, seat of rcpubli-
Skies Wear Gloomy Mask
Continue Dripping Slow Rainfall Here, Temperatures Holding Steady
Weather gloomy as a losing candidate’s feelings greeted people of this area as they arose Tuesday for the day’s work.
A pattering on the rooftops before daybreak had lear early a wakers in on the weather situation, and a fine mist-rain after light made it evident that voting day wasn’t going to be bright and cheery.
I Election Reflects Efforts to Regear Nation to Peace
First Peacetime General Election in Six Years Stirs Voters to Importance
Bv The Associated Pres*
Heavy balloting in many big population centers pointed toward a possible record “off-year * vote today as Americans chose a new- congress in the first peacetime general elections in s’x years.
Election officials called the early turnout in Chicago ‘very heavy” although Illinois had
W. E. Pitt, weather observer. _ ..m
JaXs. *44 ol an inch of rain neither governorship nor sentor fell in 24 hours to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Jal races.
That makes the three-day total In Ohio, it was “unusually mches, very little of which heavy.” In Michigan it was the
raThe temn?raRreekS’ 4 !?me Similar reports came from
temperature range for the Pennsylvania. Kansas City Mo
oSahoma" de Me. "usedfrom se’doVTJa?' !u hffi to Oklahoma democratic chairman I 52 during the night. i Th* ♦
H. I. Hinds to issue the following i The outlook can be summed up ■ r%
briefly — rainy for another day.
issue the following statement:
“Reports from Tulsa county indicate an extremely heavy vote. But democrats in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma county and the entire state are developing maximum strength, despite weather conditions.
“The weather continues threatening but further indications around the state show democrats are voting. Our majority will be limited only to the extent to which Oklahomans exercise their American right of voting.
“I can see nothing but victory by a substantial margin if they cany out that prerogative.”
Urie is a late picture of today’s voting around the state.
PAULS VALLEY—Election officials see a light vote in Garvin because of heavy rainfall. Election Board Secretary J. If. Patterson said voting opened light and ti end expected to keep up in rural precincts. Lack of compoti-.?*? ln 19°,unty races expected to add to light vote. All democratic nominees for county offices unopposed.
Rains Continuing Over tole, Send Streams Higher
with triplets. ^ ^ rents county considered for the perma-
Even though they don’t plan to
operate the hospital again, the Brecos plan to return for occa sional visits and will maintain their home here and their farm south of the city. Dr. Breco owns
vicinity produc,ng wells in this
A formal 51-nation debate also
TWA Withholding Back lo Work Order
Near normal I lain fruits to Enid."Bartiesviiic
? T^e-sday and Wed- and Tulsa which exceed hv
esa“ folIow;ed & sttwly rising | than five cent, the ra^ to Caid!
well and Coffeyville, Kas.
The IGC found there wras evi-
ursaay through Sunday — le:> per at urea over district ^raging 3-5 degrees above sea-sunm normal for the period; little r* precipitation except light c-n v cathern Oklahoma Tuesday
and most of Oklahoma Sat-
donee of competition between these fruit jobbers and those in southern Kansas, but no proof
V3,! comP°tition in the case j of Oklahoma City and southern
Livestock Association, said large numbers of stock still remain on the ranges.
High School Games
Drawing Many Fans.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov 5 LY)
~-A survey by the Daily Okla-
dlscIoses tha* rn ore than 140.000 persons attended high school football games in the state last week.
The estimate w*as based on the attendance of 24 class A games which totaled 95,350. Besides the 24 class A games, 72 other contests were played by state high schools last week.
Tho biggest gate was at Tulsa ,14'n‘IH watched Sanulpa and Tulsa Rogers play. Oklaho-
nui.u 1 Capitol Hill and
Oklahoma City Central drew 13,-000. while 10,000 witnessed the Altus-Lawton tilt.
®y,JAMES J. STREBIG
WASHINGTON. Nov. 5.—(A’)— Ti ans World Airline withheld a back-to-work order for 15.000 idle employes today while attorneys renewed efforts to draft an ar-bitiation agreement which would
en lMndAryr*°ld PU°tS’ Strike.
The MOO AFL pilots who walked out Oct. 21 demanding higher pay for the men why fly four-engine planes were on the verge
.“a"'"* to their j°bs Whin both sides accepted in principle
yesterday the proposal of Federal Mediator Frank P. Douglass that the dispute be submitted to an arbitration panel.
Bebnc,t*. President of the pilots union, announced in' Chicago that the government’s arbitration offer had been accepted and the pilots w*ere ready
handled 6 lhe Case was being
However, company and union lawyers conferred with Douglass fiom ll a.m., to 9 p.m. without v. luting a mutually acceptable agreement. F
s 1 Sling block was whether the arbitration pact should coyer TWA’s proposal that piiots on its international runs be paid a flat salary. This pay system now is followed by two competing United States airlines, Pan American and American Overseas.
nn?!^Iand normally imports 75,-000.000 cirgars from Cuba annually.
was assured on proposals to take United Nations action against the Franco regime in Spain.
The Security Council yesterday dropped the Spanish issue from its agenda so the Assembly might
■Housing (oil Rise On Hew OPA Order
'Ceilings Roised for Some Linoleum ond Floor And Well Coverings
WASHINGTON, Nov*. 5 Cf*)— Housing costs rose again today as
file uraiS^d price filings for leit base linoleum and floor and
wall covering by 12 per cent.
the agency said most of the increase resulted from higher costs of linseed oil which it added has nearly doubled in price since it was decontrolled last w’eek.
Higher costs of this oil also accounted for a 24 per cent increase in prices of most paints announced yesterday.
Previously OPA urged ceilings on enameled bathtubs, sinks and other plumbing as well as hardwood flooring, plaster lath and a number of other lumber items required in most homes *--
S^AUMONT, tex., homes
DAMAGED BY FLOOD WATERS
BEAMONT, Tex. Nov. 5.—(ZF) —An estimate of $4,000,000 damage to 5,000 Beaumont homes and business houses from flood waters bF cI°udbursts totaling more than 12 inches was made today by Mayor Fred C. Stone.
Some sections of the city were covered by three feet of water before the rain ceased yesterday.
By Th* Associated Press
Rivers and creeks in some sec-°; Oklahoma surged to flood stage today, fed by unremitting rains which turned roads in many rural areas into quagmires.
)Yeatber bureau said the North Canadian at Woodward stood at 4.2 feet early today and was rising rapidly.
Virtually all rural roads were impassable because of three days or precipitation which totaled as nigh as seven inches at Durant More Rain Due No relief from the downpour \\as expected for at least another day, the weatherman reported. I he forecast is for more rain except snow in the Panhandle today, tonight and Wednesday. There is expected to be no decided change in temperature, with the low to-night 25 to 30 degrees in the Panhandle to 45 to 50 in the southeast.
Snow still blanketed the Panhandle area but the worst of the storm w’hich sw*opt down from Colorado seems to have ended. Highway officials at Guymon re-ported that at 7:20 p. rn. yesterday Boise City had 24 inches of snow and it still w*as falling. That was the last message received from the far western Panhandle city.
Guymon reported three inches of snow.
At Four Corners, 24 miles west of Guymon on U. S. highway 64.
♦ automobiles were reported stalled. Water was over the high-way throughout the area, and was hub deep at some points.
A deep snow covered U S highway 54 southwest of Guymon and traffic was halted between Guymon, Amarillo and Dalhart Texas. *
From all sections of the state, reports show unusual amounts of rain with no apparent letup in sight. Durant reported one of the heaviest rain falls over a four day period, 7.06 inches. Bryan county country roads are virtually impassable.
The rain at Tulsa since Thursday now totals 5.71 inches.
At Duncan, Stephens countv rainfall since Friday totalled 2.1 inches. It has stopped raining but roads in the rural area are in bad condition.
At Mangum, heavy clouds are beginning to lift, after the rain stopped: A total of 1.80 was reported, putting the rural roads in poor condition.
ELECTIONS AT A GLANCE
By Th* Assoria!** Pres*
Potential voters (persons over 21) this year, around 92,000,000
Margin of women over men over 21 ^.1 171 74a
Estimated eligible to ’
vote . 99,669.565
Estimate of probable XJte 35.421.339
Thirty-four states elect 35 senators—Virginia choose two—with 31 long and four short terms at stake. Maine elected a senator, governor and three representatives. all republicans. Sept. 9.
All other states pick representatives today.
Governors are being elected in
Minor parties have 146 candidates among the 1,065 running for senate, house and governor.
CANDIDATES IN BRIEF
Bv Th* Assoria!** Prrss
Senate, house and governor seats at stake in today’s voting* 500. divided as follows:
Senate ___________________ 35
Candidates running for these off! s total 1,065, as follows: Senate
_ precinct to report wa*
Pointe Aux Barques in Huron county. Michigan.
Twelve of the 13 eligible vot-ers there cast straight republican ballots, one a straight democratic. The count from the precinct in 1944 was 14 republican six democratic. In 1942, last off-year election, republicans carried the pi ecmct. 7-6.
Heather Generally Favorable For the country' m a whTle, Tine fall weather encouraged a large \ ote. An exception was tne Rocky mountain area where one of the heaviest snowstorms rn years moved in over the weekend.
Despite the heat engendered
by some contests, the forenoon balloting saw no major violence. In New York City’s Harlem, a republican district captain reported he was slugged from behind while walking near a polling place. He suffered a lacerated scalp and possible internal injuries.
President and Mrs. Truman and daughter, Margaret were among the early voters at Independence, Mo., after casting “straight democratic” tickets thev boarded a train for Washington In the swelling tide of ballots, the voters registered their reaction to nearly 15 months of government efforts to shift the nation’s economic machinery from war to peace.
On that prime issue, republicans confidently predicted the democrats would bi swept out of • 1 power in congress, where they the upper hand in
House----IU—I—ZU 8801 have" held
Governor ____aa L l -
Maine elected a'govVrnoV.'sen ^ b°“?. Slnc*
2tor and three house members—* - generally
— republicans — last Sept «) 3 do^nsive bottle against GOP These must be added to today’s 1 T'!? on their handling of reresults to determine which party <',nvt ISIon problems, conceded control* rnnorncc ... 4 . .t.*: I they
may suffer some losses. But I they contended they will keep the legislative machinery in their grasp. They apparently were j more confident, however of re-j taming senate control than of j holding the house in line.
Expert 35,000.000 Votes I The election expected to hring out mo re-than 35.000.000 citizens j in weather forecast as fair and I coo! generally, although rainy » in trie south and snowy in the
for .his year seems to‘bf a&u?! EST* ^ 35- P,;*ces' 432
controls congress and gets the edge in state administrators.
Crop Unimpressive For This Season
the same as last year’s, very low*. Appro mately 75 per cent of this country’s crop has already been harvested, and only 650 hales have reached the gins at Stonewall. Ada and Allen.
Only 3f3 bales had been ginned inJi0nt0t0r county to October 18.
These figures are a far cry nom those of earlier years in the county, such as 22.672 for 1924 s crop and 24.241 for 1919.
Back in May of 1921 it was
se seats and 33 governorships. The republicans need a net gain of IO seats to win control Of the senate and 26 to take over the house. The democrats could lose seven in the senate and 17 in the house and still hold the legislative whip hand.
The possibility of a divided congress, with the GOP winning the house and the democrats keeping the senate, already had started Washington’s rumor fac-
st.V“g held b^raun%^ I <Contlmj7d Pa^ 2 Column dT with prices 6.5 to ll cents on the I -streets and with an average of! • more than IOO bales daily being I J shipped from Ada.
A large percentage of the crop was lost due to boll weevils and to rain. Pontotoc county in former years ranked as one of the hi "lies4 producers of cotton in the state, but in more recent years it has faded far down. The highest producing counties in the state now ar j usually Muskogee and Caddo counties.
Although Oklahoma is not up pafi if* c°te°n, the national crop will be about the same. Arkansas has a large crop with approximately 500,000 bales already in.
Texas has ginned around one million bales already. The Rio Grande valley in south Texas boasts the largest cotton crop in its history. With about 80 per cent of Clop already in. Oklahoma has around 85.000 bales.
Br Bob Blank*, ll,
Wharves I w harf.
is the plural of
It s too bad we all can’t ac* cumulate as much as the average dresser.
Even “Jack can’t build a house