Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 17, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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43rd Year—No. 182
THE ADA EVENING NEWS
People And Funds Gone, School Ends
Rocky Chapel Hit by Population Moves, Some Other Districts Threatened
ll. S. FREES ALL SOFT COAL SUPPLIES
Rocky Cnapel school—District
Back of that announcement are a number of factors, involving a diminishing population in the 14-square mile area extending southward from seven miles south of Ada. encroachment of : an ce land on former farming areas, and other changes in what was once a moderately populous district.
The school this year had one teacher—and one pupil, the the teacher’s child. Some of the few children remaining in the district are attending Latta or
1 : 1st own consolidated high schools and the others are trans fetted to schools in adjoining districts, Latta. Pleasant Hill and FI its town.
How Population Dropped
But first the enumeration figures for children of school age
In 1942 the district had 61 listed; in 1943 there were 50; in
2 944 the number dropped to 22 and in 1945 to ll; this year is moved up to 14.
The total budget for this year for local use was $737 94. Available for teacher's salary was £422. the contract called for $165 a month and the fund provided for 50 days teaching. The other part of the funds was spread over maintenance, fuel, upkeep, equipment, supplies.
^Transfers Cut Into Funds
The preceding year had a cash surplus carried over of $811.18 which, with local budget, made S2 908 06. This year the valuation :s down about $4000, and the carry over $260 which with ‘he local budget made $1,685.-09.
But $947 15 was set up to pay
for high school transfers, leaving the smaller sum for operation of the grade school.
To qualify for state aid a one-room school must have average attendance of IO Dwindling attendance at Rojcky Chapel left the average daily attendance for last year 2 13 and per capita cost $803 23. The average per child cost in the 53 districts over the county was about $86.
Unable to qualify for state aud. Rocky Chapel's transfers had to come out of the local cudgel, reducing the already inadequate funds.
Some Others Face Problems
Several^other districts in Pontotoc county, once populous, have lost population either to ranched expansion or to wartime production centers and are facing possible fate such has befallen Rocky Chapel. Included are two-teacher schools for whom state aid requires an A. D. A. cf 26 and which, dropping just under that number, may be in financial distress with only the local budget for income.
Reluctance to do away with a long-established district is reported to center largely on the use of schools as church and oth-
Calls Public Cost Meeting
Public Invited to Participate in Program of Public Expenditure Council
The Public Expenditure Council, backed by governors of 35 states, has served as a major support for economy-minded senators and congressmen in thein attempts to put the brake on continued deficit spending and now Oklahoma citizens are participating in the movement. A meeting has been called for Tuesday at e:30 p.m. in the large dining room of the Aldridge hotel.
The organization has been formed in Oklahoma among citizens who are interested in the welfare of this state and local communities.
It has two main objectives—to preserve and improve the American form of government and to secure all taxpayers, large and small, IOO cents W’orth of services for every tax dollar expended. Delaney Calls Local Meeting W. A. “Gus” Delaney, president of the Ada Chamber of Commerce and immediate past president of the Oklahoma Mineral Industries group, is a member of the organization and is lending his support by calling the Tuesday evening meeting. *
“The purpose of the Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council is to consistently and constructively work to build a better, a greater, a more prosperous state in which to live,” Delaney said in encouraging the public to attend the meeting.
Mayor Frank Spencer will preside at the meeting. “We want other good citizens who are inter-*n Sood government in Oklahoma to come to the meeting and hear the council’s objectives explained,” Mr. Delaney said.
, The program is a proved success in other states and is a chance for Oklahoma to put first things first in a fact-finding manner.
The policies and activities of the Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council are determined and controlled by a board of trustees composed of Mr. Delaney of Ada and 67 other outstanding Oklahoma business and civic leaders representing virtually every section of the state. » ‘
O.U. lo Be Ready For 3r000 More
NORMAN, Okla., Nov. 16.—(/p) —President George L. Cross of the University of Oklahoma announced tonight the university will be ready to admit 3,000 new students at the beginning of the second semester, Jan. 24.
cr community center activities, f^ fi tip*°^ housing
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formerly the Naval Air Technical
Kerr Reported Choice Of Party Leaders To Become Demo National Chairman
By JACK BELL Associated Press Political Reporter
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.—(AP)—Gov. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma was reported today to be the choice of party leaders to succeed Robert E. Hannegan as democratic national chairman if the latter resigns in January as expected.
♦ President Truman was said by
the rural school being traditionally more than just a school. Decision to Local Board Whatever course of action is to be taken in such circumstances
Training Center—along with additions on the main campus will make this possible.
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.ICS entirely with the local dis-1 ^n «?ileauy4ls^ an a11"
I riot s chon! hoard time hl£h—9.846—but Cross said
trict School board. Self-govern-ner.t is in full effect and neither state nor county school authorises can intervene to summarily close a school or merge a district with another district, or detcr-rr.r.e w hat is to be done with the district** own money.
In the case of Rocky Chapel, the teacher has moved to the Ahloso V and so her child is in residence there and in attendance at the Ahloso school.
Such a closing, however, could in some districts put an end to schooling for a child or few children who could not change residence to a district in which school is being maintained.
School people of the county are watching Rocky Chapel and other population - thinned districts now in relation to proposals being advanced by some leaders in the coming state legislature for a redistricting that would be based on today’s population spread.
PRESIDENT TO* FLY TO FLORIDA TO SPEND WEEK
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 —
—President Truman returned to ^ashington at 6:10 p m. (eastern standard time) today from Annapolis where he witnessed the Navy-Perm state football game.
The chief executive went immediately to the White House to change into a tuxedo to attend the annuel dinner of the White House News Photographers asso-t ration.
He IS to fly to Key West, Fla., at IO a rn. tomorrow for a week’s rest at the U. S. naval station
9,846—but Cross said many other students failed to enter the university last September because housing was not available. Nearly two-thirds of the present enrollment are veterans.
The federal public housing authority has been working two months converting arracks on the south campus into dormitory rooms for 296 veterans and dwelling units for 379 families.
the faculty which now is 55 per cent larger than the peak prewar year of 1939-40.
Crime Pays— To the City
Crime doesn’t pay, or does it? City Manager W. E. Hansen has financial reasons for saying that crime pays and pays well.
However, it becomes a matter of point of view. It becomes a paying out process for those arrested and convicted of a crime while the city considers it a paying in process from its standpoint.
Last week, actual collections amounted to $485.75 and cases still pending will add $80 more if convictions are obtained.
The collections for one day last week amounted to $152, but’Nov. 2 the police department had collected considerably more than $200.
Heretofore, a person could have as many as four charges against him, plead guilty to all of them and get off with the maximum fine for one of the charges. (The maximum is $20.) Now, the tables are turned. If the police court judge sees fit, he can charge the maximum fine on each of the offenses.
Crime pays the city well and as long as violators continue to break the law—crime will continue to pay.
Three Kilted In (rash Near Durant
Two Girls and Pilot Dio When Plano Trying to Land in Peanut Field
DURANT, Okla., Nov. 16.—(/P) —Two teen-age girls and an airplane pilot—all from Fort Smith, Ark.—were killed last night in the crash of their 5-passenger plane near Bennington, Okla., 30 miles east of here.
They were Hugh Skinner, pilot; Caroline F. Sivley, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy D. Sivley, and Sallie Ward, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ward, III.
The girls were students at the Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas and were being flown home.
Farmers in the crash vicinity said rain was falling at the time and the plane, flying low', apparently was attempting to land in a peanut field. It hit trees at the edge of the field.
Gel Your Check
Election Officials Con Coll of County Clerk's Office for Nov. 5 Work
If you were an election official on November 5 your pay is ready for you at the county clerk’s of-
Additions have been made to l?r y^U, aVl» S“Jty.£lerk’s of‘ e faculty w'hich now is 55 nor , Claud Bobbitt, the county
The clerk finds it difficult if not impossible to mail out the
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brought tn u* I warrants« and all those who have
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the Federal Works Agency to in- call and get it.
crease laboratory, classroom and *
Now that Hallowe’en has passed, why didn’t somebody tell the kids about the soap shortage?
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Eleven Injured In Bus-(ar Collision
Accident Occurs Neor Sallisaw Soturdoy
/D^rP^^W’ Okla., Nov. 16.— Tai Crawford, wrho recently J. )--Lleven persons were injured j moved from the district court
I associates to look with favor on the selection of Kerr, who keynoted the 1944 party convention at which Mr. Truman was nominated for vice president.
Kerr threw the 22 Oklahoma votes he received for vice president on the first ballot of the 1944 convention to Mr. Truman on the second ballot, when the latter was nominated.
Hannegan Wants To Retire Friends of Hannegan, who recently went to Walter Reed hospital here for a physical checkup. report he has expressed a desire to step out as chairman at the annual meeting of the democratic committee here shortly after the first of the year.
However, Hannegan is expected to retain his place in the cabinet as postmaster general.
The fact that Oklahoma remained in the democratic column in this year’s republican turnover, electing Roy Turner governor to succeed Kerr, brought the latter again into the limelight. Kerr often has been mentioned as a possible cabinet appointee.
On the other hand. the Democrats’ loss of New York apparently retarded the chances of Paul E. Fitzpatrick, the state’s party chairman, to succeed Hannegan. Staunchly for FOR Policies The choice of Kerr would bring to the party leadership a southwestern governor who has been a staunch supporter of the policies of the late President Roosevelt.
Kerr, a wealthy oil man, could be expected to be acceptable to conservative southern democrats, however, since he has few apparent ties with the wing of the party of which Henry A. Wallace, former secretary of commerce, is a spokesman. %
Hearing Set For Big Pipelines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. UPL— Hugh D. Wise, counsel for the house surplus property committee, today listed Harold L. Ickes and Jesse Jones as likely witnesses in hearings on the “Big Inch” and “Little Inch” pipelines to start Tuesday.
He said Ickes, former secretary of the interior and wartime petroleum administrator, has indicated he will appear. Jones, former secretary of commerce and federal loan administrator, is “interested” and may testify. Wise added.
The committee counsel told a news conference nothing has been heard from John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, who also received an invitation.
Lewis’ bid was based on the idea that his coal miners would be interested in the disposition of the pipelines, Usable to transport gas or oil to the east in competition with their product.
Built when nazi submarines were sinking tankers off the Atlantic coast, the two lines are idle and up for disposal by the war assets administration.
The 24-inch “Big Inch” line from Longview. Texas, to New York cost $77,000,000. The smaller conduit, a 12-inch line from Beaumont, Texas, to the New York area, cost $66,000,000.
The committee inquiry, as outlined by Wise, is to check into three courses the WAA might take in their disposal;
Kas bomb, thrown through a window broke up the mMlteVT^eplTo”)!n‘ r°°m 8
Tai Crawford Finds Nuernberg Cheaper; Trials to Start Soon
i the collision of a privately-owned bu$ and an automobile near here today, Highway Troopers Harry Davis and K.O. Rayburn reported.
The bus is owned and was
I _nch here to employment by the civil division of the American ’ii y G./eminent for service as a judge over war crimes trials in Nuernberg, Germany, has w ritten back something of what he
inc is uwnea ana was ua^ wmeumig en wnai ne
driven by Alex Rogers, 51, Akins, has seen and of his impressions.
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The blood vessels in an adult. if laid end to end. would reach lour times around the earth.
Oklahoma: Fair Sunday and Monday, somewhat warmer west ... unday; warmer Monday
Okla. Twenty-two passengers were aboard at the time of the
The automobile W'as driven by Joe Hines, 21, Brushy, Okla.
Rogers suffered a hip and back injury and was taken to a hospital at Muskogee. The other injured were moved in ambulances to a Fort Smith, Ark., hospital.
They were Hines, Leda Renfro and her brother, James Renfro, of Sallisaw', and Bob Gillis, Sr., John Silk, 90-year-old Indian, Bill Johnson. 55, Mrs. Bertha Osborne, 51, Thurman Allen, 46, Mrs. Thurman Allen, and the Alien’s daughter, Willie, 16, all of I the Akins community.
His first opinion is that Nuernberg is “a real poor man’s town.”
Living expenses are cheap compared to prices of similar services in the States, he writes to C. T. “Shorty” Lawson, bailiff, county courthouse.
Meals Are Good
“Meals are good—from 25c to 40c. Hair cuts, 10c, shave, 5c, tonic, 5c. This is a real poor man s town.
“Got to Washington and stayed until Wed., Oct. 14. Rode ‘5>(2 hours to Newfoundland, stayed at U. S. Hotel for 75c. Meals, 25c and 40c. Was there 20 hours. Got on plane and rode 7 Va hours to the Azores Islands. Got breakfast there, spent another 25c. Then 7
hours ride to Paris. Was there 5 secretT^v^reas^r /lave Thinac scil t iury-u easui cr.
Four-Concert Season Here
Musicians Chosen for Community Concert Series, Dotes to Be Announced Soon
In its first annual drive for members, Ada’s Community Concert Association boomed to a figure of 568 adult members and 112 students to surprise the musical concert organization’s leaders.
At a meeting of the artist committee immediately following the close of the one-week drive Saturday night, the group selected the performers for Ada’s concert season.
There are to be four concerts, with dates to be announced as soon as they can be known certainly. Also, members here will be admitted on their receipts to the piano duo team of Appleton and Fields at Shawnee Nov. 22. Membership cards will be sent soon to the local members.
The four attractions for Ada will be Mildred Dillard, harpist; John Carter, tenor; Sacha Gorod-notzki, pianist, and Ricardo Od-noposoff, violinist.
The budget for contracting for the Columbia artists and taking care of the small expenses amounts to approximately $2,700, according to the last report of Miss Erdine Cobb, representative of Columbia Concerts, who has assisted the membership drive in Ada this week.
President of the Ada association is W. E. Hansen, new manager here. The drive was handled by Mrs. O. A. Steed and Mrs. D. A. Davis, with the assistance of Mrs. L G, Killough and Mrs. Jerry Gwin. Under their supervision were a hundred workers who invited Adans to become members.
Former Top Sarge President el 45lh Division Association
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 16 — (AP)—A former top sergeant, William B. Sevey of Lawton, today was elected president of the 45th Infantry Division association at the final session of the division reunion.
Sevey, 27, and a printer by trade, served with the 157th Infantry. He now is a second lieutenant in the new 45th Division Oklahoma National Guard, commanding the Second Battalion Headquarters Company of the 179th Infantry regiment.
Col. Ross H. Routh, Oklahoma City, former finance officer of the division and now on the Oklahoma adjutant general’s staff, was elected vice-president. Maj. Alton M. Moore, Okemah, was named
Attlee Prepares to Ask First Vote of Confidence to Crush Rebels Over His Foreign Policy
By TOM WILLIAMS
LONDON, Nov. 16.—(AP)—Prime Minister Attlee assuming the role of a fighting leader prepared today to ask the House of Commons Monday for his first vote t)f confidence to crush decisively a revolt in the labor party against his foreign policy.
Indians Told That Outlook Brightens On Tribal Payment
Some IOO Indians from this area gathered in the district courtroom Saturday morning to hear a report of happenings at the meeting of the National Congress of American Indians, given by Eli P. Goforth, president of the county Choctaw-Chickasaw confederation and member of the Confederation of American Indians.
Goforth reported that he talked with Governor Maytubby and Short on the amount of tribal funds in the treasury at Washington, D. C.
“He told me there is approximately one million dollars in the treasury and that a per capita payment would be between $35 and $40. and said that he and Chief Durant had no power to authorize the payment from Secretary of Interior Krug to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.
As far as the coal and asphalt sale was concerned, we did not get much satisfaction because the assistant secretary of interior did not show up,” Goforth said in his report.
.u1!? a recent story, it was stated that the Indians in this area had 50 million tons of coal to sell to the government for 2 million dollars. but instead the Indians have 1,600,000.000 tons of coal and they waijt to sell it in a lump sum.
Mr. Goforth told the group that the county Choctaw-Chickasaw confederation is growing steadily. “If we expect to receive any benefits, it will be obtained through organization,” Goforth asserted.
In a discussion period, the Indians discussed some old Indian Claims Commission bills with a number taking part in the discussion.
An authoritative government informant declared it was “quite probable” that Attlee would take this action to “show how small” is the vote of rebel labor party
members whose criticism of For-, A j
eign Secretary Ernest Bevin has I government official rep© precipitated a minor crisis in privately that the admimstra
government ranks. has not decided what fun
Whether Attlee will go to the steps to take. Charles G. R
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Will Radon Short Supply
Lewis Stands Pat on Challenge Threatening Strika Government Says Illegal
By NORMAN WALKER
WASHINGTON. Nov. 16 — P) —A drastic government order froze the nation’s meager soft coal supplies and placed them under rationing today as John L. Lew s st mdy stood pat on the challenge which threatens a strike at midnight Wednesday.
Going far beyond the freeze or-der issued at the time of the bituminous strike last spring, the government seized control not only of future coal production but also of all stocks now in transit and in dealers’ yards It will be doled out only to utilities, railroads, ships, hospitals, laundries, food plants and householders having less than ten days* supply on hand.
Orders Essential Precaution
‘Issuance of these orders is af! essential precaution in view of the unwillingness of the President of the United Mine Workers to a. -cede with the president’s request to reconsider the government s proposal looking toward a settlement of the coal controverse * Secretary of the Interior Krug told the worried public in a statement.
As the government thus prepared for the worst, Lewis ignored the administration's secon I appeal for a 60-day truce and its pointed warning that he has no legal grounds for terminating the miners’ present contract.
Operators Go Home
Members of the operator s negotiating committee, who bai
agreed to the administration proposal for negotiations with Lewis over his new wage demands, took Lewis’ refusal at its face ani scattered to their homes.
And the impasse continued without signs of a break. A high government official reported privately that the administrate n has not decided uh** u -
extreme depends upon the lengths to which the rebels themselves carry Monday’s discussion of foreign policy brought about by their proposed amendment to the “king’s address.” which constituted Attlee’s official declaration of policy for the 1946 47 parliamentary session.
Eden Approves Bevin Course
Bevins policies won an indorsement from his conservative predecessor, Anthony Eden, who said in a speech at Newcastle-on-Tyme today that Bevin is “pursuing the right course ’ in seeking to build up tin* authority of the I rn ted Nations and strengthen “the rule of law” between nations.
Tom O’Brien, a labor member of parliament, roundly attacked the parliamentary critics tonight, .accusing them of behaving “like ft contemptible coterie of comintern lickspittles” and “moral assassins and said “We do not want an “Affaire Wallace” in Britain.”
Says Action Misunderstood
O’Brien, who is a member of the Trade Union Congress executive committee, said the action of the insurgents was “being misinterpreted the world over.”
The amendment signed by 58
labor members of parliament _
five more signatures were added since yesterday—demands a review of British foreign policy along socialist lines tied neither to American “free enterprise” nor Soviet communism.
Frankfurters use 490,000 miles casing in U. S. annually—lots miles in your car, too, when repaired at Sinnett-Meaners
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Ireland’s linen industry flour- 45 f,UI in« the ished as early as 1210. clear but the wine
days. Things were higher there bedroom, sitting room and bath, $4.00 per day, Prince of Wales Hotel.
“Left Paris by air and about three hours to Frankfurt, Germany. All night there and then one hour’s ride here. Went to Berlin and stayed from last Tuesday to Friday. On plane were entertained by the Government. Sees Maj. Hatfield
Denver was selected for the 1947 reunion in tribute to the 157th Infantry from Colorado which made up one of the three infantry regiments of the triangular 45th. Dates will be determined later.
A constitution adopted provides for directors from each of the units comprising the membership of the division. Joe M. Robertson of Lamar. Colo., was the first
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Theie are four of us who are director designated, representing to be Court No. I, and are get- * the 157th.
ting read to(try somebody. Will In one of three resolutions get into the trial early in Decern- adopted, the association asked the ber. They are not as fast here as war department to designate the at home. j 45th as the Anzio Division because
.Hav.e a ,blg c°urt hoVse ,here 1 * stopped the main German at-and JotsLof Pe°Ple work there, tack at the Anzio, Italy, beach-
Guess there are about 600 American civilians here. Tell Mr.
Hatfield that I see his son, Major Hatfield here. His room is about 40 feet from mine.”
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judge here for approximately 12 which never has been recei
ffrit^^October around the ( although publicly announced
head in 1944.
Other resolutions requested a battle star be awaraded for the Anzio campaign and that the war department locate a division citation for the Salerno campaign which never has been received
having been awarded.
Contractors, IOWU Remain In Deadlock at Seminole
SEMINOLE, Okla.. Nov. 16. —Contractors and the International Oil Workers union (CIO) remained deadlocked following separate meetings by the two groups here today to discuss the walkout by cable workers in the Seminole area who are seeking higher wages.
The two groups were in sharp disagreement as to the effectiveness of the walkout, which began last Tuesday midnight.
The contractors issued a statement saying “not over ten percent of the cable tool rigs in the area have been affected,” while C. M. Massengale, CIO international representative, said about 150 union members left their jobs and that “the walkout is 90 percent effective.”
Massengale said a meeting of union members of all Sinclair. Cities Service and production groups was held this morning to organize picketing and to give “financial and moral support” to those who walked out.
A few of the 26 cable tool contractors involved met with H.
H. Atkins. U. S labor conciliator from Kansas City, and later issued the following statement;
“Cable tool contractors of the greater Seminole area have held two meetings (Nov. 4 and 14) to discuss their mutual problems and have decided to give the press a statement of the ir situation so that the public may know their side of the issue.
“In the first place no employe of these contractors had demanded any increase in wages. Tho first demand for increase in w'ages came as a surprise to the* contractors and came from the local union headquarters. Had such demands been made by the* men this situation would not have arisen.
“A survey indicates that not over ten percent of the cable tool rigs in the area have be en affected bv the walkout, owing to the fact that the majority of the mon are not union members.
“It has been reported that certain contractors of this an-a have already met with union de mands hut at the last meeting this proved to bo untrue.”
White House press secretary, accompanying Mr. Truman to* tre Navy-Penn State football game at Annapolis, told reporters that there? have be*en absolutely no developments overnight.”
This is the* fourth time the government has stepped in to tike over the existing coal supply whe n faced w ith a mine stoppage. Similar orders were issued in 1943, 1945 and hist spring.
Krug, some officials said, ii considering going over Lewis* head and appealing bv radio * > the miners, Piling them their contract is binding and asking them to remain at work.
These officials spoke too of p<. -sible legal action against Lewis to enforce* the contraert although it was recognize!I there is no police power to keep more than 400,001) men working if they ct* -cline to do so.
Ada Gets Dash Of Rain on Friday
November Total Now 5.51 Inches; Chillier Tempera* lures Develop Saturday
Vt hat seems to be customary now', rainfall for each November weekend, reached Ada Friday and got it over with before Saturday.
Showers fell during the day I > add .45 of an inch of rain to the already-soaking November recor I for a total of 5.51 inches.
The thermome ter moved from Friday’s high of 62 to a brei -y :ht; .Saturday was i shifted to come fre>m the* north and keep the -perature on the chilly side.
Turkeys are the only native American representatives of the pheasant family.
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Well, anyway, a woman knows how t’ start a car an* blow th* horn—an’ some eve n know* how* t’ guide it an’ st. p it.
Th’ average feller s idea o* bein’ “all dressed up” is n>>t havin’ a hole in either sock.