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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 18, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma So^d h» b.«„ ,h.    of    n.w    .n,t    bu,i,M,M    .tong    ,h.    red*.,.    Hi,    ,i,„    Hit    .-a    .«    H..    ,h.    I,    that    hi9h.oy    i, a "buy-way” Aver*ce Net October Paid Circulation 8601 Member: Audit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS FINAL EDITION 43rd Year—No. 183 -I I milt ".I Ada busmen men pictured above'metUrt’h'the Ada'J^nfo^cllinmbe^of Com33^ wJlen group of Before the war, Ada was known as the best debated amone^the^ard of Erectors. merchants have g.vcn ardent support to the annual program rf decoration with Hghtl and'gantry" FIVE CENTS THE COPY Citizens Invited To City Council Wednesday Meeting The city council’s second regular meeting of the month will he held on Wednesday night instead (f tonight. Citizen* having any requests or questions to present to the council are invited to be present Wednesday night at 7:30. The council and the city manager have been working to place the city government on a sound financial basis and to make it as efficient as a private business. Since July I the city has accumulated a surplus of over $21,- 000. This is being spent for new waler meters, repair of traffic 1.Chis and other urgent projects for the city's betterment. The council and the city manager are trying to avoid bond issues except in cases of absolute necessity, council members explain. City employees are selected and retained on a merit basis without regard to political influence. Their jobs are secure as long as they perform their duties well, and no longer. By following this policy, the council and city manager hope to develop a group of city employees second to none — experienced, capable, courteous and with pride in their connection with the city. Council members say that they realize that good city government is possible only with an alert and informed citizenship. It is for this reason that it is trying to conduct the city's business in the light of day and that it encourages citizens to attend the meetings and to ask questions. Okmulgee To Vote On Bond Issues Hotly Argued Program Involves $1,022,000 For Public Improvement* OKMULGEE. Okla.. Nov. 19 — f.p.__One of the most keenly debated public questions in years w],I be* decided here tomorrow at a special < lection on municipal bond issues aggregating $1,022,- Principal item is a proposed $683 OOO issue for a municipal mg to house the city govern-n on'profit civic groups and l ilt rlum to seat 2.600. The iran Legion has advocated adding as a memorial to the war dead. se: issues to be derided by oters are a $294,000 street resurfacing program, $110,000 for a swimming pool and ball park end $35 OOO for repairs to fire department buildings and fire department equipment. The proposed issues have the support of the Chamber of Commerce, toe Legion and several civic clubs, but are opposed to other groups who contend the b nd issues would create too great a municipal bonded indebtedness. Pi oponents of the measures have argued that the city needs the expenditures to assure its future prosperity. build ment rn at Amor t he b city's Oth the \ Jaycees Will Make Calls On Merchants Tuesday For Support Of Christmas Program Newest—and it’s hoped it will be the brightest — chapter in Ada’s Christmas downtown lighting history looms now with the Ada Jaycees preparing to launch their part of the 1946 Yule season Tuesday. Tuesday morning at 7:30 at the Aldridge hotel there will be a kick-off breakfast, after which teams of the city’s younger business and professional men will call on merchants and others here for assistance in providing funds for the new program. The Jaycees will, on Dec. I, don overalls and other work clothes and install the greenery and lights. Santa Has Date Here December 3, Santa Claus will make his first official visit to Ada with a program originating at the intersection of Main and Broadway. most of it being carried by KADA and the Oklahoma Network. The Jaycees in 1938 bought $1,- 200 worth of electrical lights and equipment and the next year added $600 worth more. ( ertain electrical materials are still on the critical shortage list so that some additions the Jaycees are planning for won’t be added this year. However, they will provide a larger variety in the greenery. This year, as in 1945, the greenery will be furnished by Boy Scouts of Byng, thereby keeping in Pontotoc county most of the money expended. . Started In 1933 Back in 1933 the Ada Junior Chamber of Commerce set out to brighten downtown Ada during the Christmas season, and rented several strings of colored lights. After some years, the Jaycees decided that what they were paying for rent of the lights might as well go into purchase of equipment. The program in the years just before the war was expanded i apidly and Ada received much statewide publicity. The war curtailed the extension that had been planned for the program, but Ada’s plan has been adopted by several other cities, and will be expanded here as certain equipment is obtainable. .  *- Dozens Of Muskogee Employes Strike Over IOO Fork, Street And Water Departments Out For Higher Wage* LONDON. Nov. 18.—IP)—Indication? that food rationing in Britain will continue for at least another year and a half came today i: rn Food Minister John St:a:hey. He told a questioner in the h u-e of commons that ration books through July, 1948, were being printed. An aircraft industry research executive predicts that by 1950 air cargo will total 665,000,000 ion miles—30 times the 1946 volume. Topaz at one time was valued as a cure for insomnia. weather! MUSKOGEE. Nov. 18, UPL-More than IOO employes of the park, street and sanitary and water departments at Muskogee went on strike today for higher wages. They were members of the AFL Federation of City Employes. Local union President Harl Burke said the water pumping station would be manned and water provided for citizens’ use as well as fire protection. There was no garbage collection. Burke said the men wanted the remainder of an 18 per cent wage hike asked earlier in the year. He said they received about half of it. C ity Manager John Oliver Hall, who has announced no plans yet for taking care of work not being done today, said the city had granted raises totaling 28 per cent since January I and could make no more increases. Truck drivers now are the highest paid. They receive $140 a month. Striking workers gathered near the truck garbage just outside the business district. O k I a h om a—Fair northwest, partly c.oiidy cast and south tonight ana Tuesday. Warmer Tuesday «cept pai handle. BERLIN, Nov. 18. — (/P) — An American lieutenant and four enlisted men were arrested yesterday by a Russian patrol for allegedly entering the Russian occupation zone without authorization, but prompt intervention by American authorities obtained their release after several hours, the U. S. provost marshal’s office disclosed today. President May Have Trouble In Getting Unity Among Demos Moy Hove To Drop Some Proposals Of Post To Get Party United In Congress By JACK BELL AP Political Reporter WASHINGTON. Nqy. 18, (Assigns multiplied today that President Truman will have difficulty getting united democratic support for whatever legislative program he submits to the new republican dominated congress in January. If he hopes to win it, he may have to drop many past proposals. Democratic leaders, still groggy from the republican election landslide, have delayed any move to organize their forces for their new role in the minority. Truman To Write Program They apparently are agreed, however, that Mr. Truman will write the official party program in his state of the union message. They seemingly have no intention of attempting to fix objectives, as the republicans of both house and senate already have done. Mr. Truman has given no concrete indication yet of the direction he intends to pursue in his recommendations, except to urge that the legislative and executive branches cooperate for the welfare of the nation. But southern democrats who haven’t gone along in the past with many of the president’s proposals openly hope that Mr. Truman wont bring up again such leftovers from the late President Roosevelt’s agenda as anti-poll tax and anti-lynching legislation and proposals to establish a permanent fair employment practices commission. New Dealers Determined New deal senators and representatives, on the other hand, have seized on a phrase in Mr. Truman’s truce message, in which he urged continuance of "a progressive concept of government,” as a sign that he intends to continue to follow the Roosevelt line. Senator Pepper (D-Fla), for one, has made it abundantly clear that he wants what he calls a ‘‘liberal” program and will fight proposals that he feels don’t measure up to that standard. It is a political truism, however, that a party finds it a little easier to maintain unity, when in the minority, than when in the majority. That has been demonstrated since the election in republican differences over leadership and legislative questions. In contrast to G. O. P. warring over top party posts, there is no indication of an exception by any leading democrats to the reported White House nod of favor for Gov. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma as successor to Robert E. Hannegan as democratic national chairman. Hannegan is expected to resign soon. — 4c--- Cash Taken From Drawer On Sunday Sinnett-Meoders Motor Compony Has Breok-iit Farm Youths Corn Is On Display Here Public Invited To See Whet County Lads Hove Done With Seed Corn Project The Kiwanis club is inviting the public to visit the Aldridge hotel this afternoon (anytime) and see a seed corn exhibit that will compare favorably with any corn show in the state. The corn will be on display until 7 p.m. when exhibitors will be guests of the club at a banquet. The corn project proved even more successful than was expected by County Agent C. H. Hailey, who said that farm youths raised their crops under unfavorable condition this year. The Kiwanis club issued seed corn to 146 Pontotoc county farm youths early this spring and 125 have returned 30 ears each to be shown and at the same time pay for the seed given them. Enough seed corn was issued for each boy to plant one acre and in return the boy was to return 30 ears in payment for the seed. One Gets 60 Bushels Max Griffith of the Hart 4-H club reported and his records show that his corn yielded 60 bushels per acre. Each boy kept a record on the project from the time the corn was planted until it was gathered and payment of the 30 ears was made to the Kiwanis club. Ten cash prizes in two divisions —hybrid and Reed’s Yellowdent —will range from $5 for first prize to $1 for the last six prizes in each of the divisions. Judging In Afternoon Wesley Chaffin, who is with the extension department, will judge the show starting at I p.m. Monday and all corn placings will be placed on p separate table for the inspection of visitors. All other exhibits will also be available for inspection. The projects has given farmers an opportunity to determine the variety of corn best adapted to particular county farms and it also has given them a chance to test the added production that can be obtained by the use of commercial fertilizer and superphosphate. BeafsWife, Then Sets Fire That Destroys His Home Louis Lyda was arrested about I a. rn. Sunday at 112 West Fifth by members of the city police force. He was standing in the street in front of his house which was on fire. He was booked in at the police station and charged with beating his wife and setting his house on fur. He entered a plea of guilty t- both charges. His one-room frame house and the contents were completely destroyed by fire, which Lyda told police he set. The burning house was discovered by members of the highway patrol, who asked Lyda if he had reported the fire to the fire department. Lyda is reported to have told them that he did not report the fire and didn’t intend to. Lyda was still in jail Monday morning. His fine is $40, which is to be paid before he will be released, Police Chief Quinton Blake said. Miners Spurn Government Appeal, Start Leaving Work Confidence Voted Bevin Attlee Denies Seeking Exclusive Alliance, Assoils Policy Critics LONDON, Nov. 18.—UP)—1The house of commons unanimously gave Foreign Secretary Bevies foreign policy a vote of confidence tonight. The vote was 353 to 0 against an amendment by 58 labor members of parliament urging that the government’s foreign policy steer a middle course between the United States and Russia. . It came after Attlee, denying that Britain was ‘‘ganging up” with the United States against the Soviet Union, declared ‘‘we are not seeking an exclusive Anglo-American alliance.” He made that observation in reply to a specific request that he repudiate Winston Churchill’s Fulton, Mo., speech suggesting such an alliance.” Labor party rebels in the house had urged Attlee to deny that an Anglo-American alliance, as suggested by Winston Churchill, had come into being and had widened a world split between the United States and Russia. One of the 58 labor opponents of Foreign Secretary Bevin’s policies, R. H. S. Crossman, said Britain must have no exclusive military or economics ties with the U. S. where, he asserted, *‘for-eign affairs are in the hands of powerful, ambitious men” of the war and navy departments. Attlee said it was ‘‘entirely untrue” that Britain was subservient to the United States or that the labor government was not ready to collaborate with Russia. Speaking of the insurgent s’ amendment calling for a revision of Foreign Minister Bevin’s policies along ‘‘independent,” socialist” lines, Attlee said: “I think this motion is misconceived, is mistimed and based on a misconception of the facts. “This government does not believe in the formation of groups or opposing groups of the east, west or center. We stand for the United Nations. ‘‘We perhaps are more accustomed to compromise than some of those with whom we have to deal, but compromise is the basis of a peaceful civilization.” Beviii Will Urge Big Five To Draft New Code To Restrain Use Of Veto Power In Council By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER 6--- MFW    at    I Italian P*3** treaty was at hand, NEW YORK. Nov. 18,    though it could be upset by Rus- British Foreign Secretary Bevin I sian insistence on setting a dead-mtends to urge the Big-Five line for Britain and the United powers of the United Nations to- ^States to pull their troops out of day to draft a new “code of con-duct” restraining use of their veto power in the U. N. security council. This was disclosed by authoritative informants as the Big Five foreign ministers moved to lift the veto issue temporarily from the U. N. assembly and add it to their own already heavy tasks— finishing the satelite peace treaties and beginning German peace talks. By such action Bevin and Secretary of State Byrnes were reported hopeful they could meet the anti-veto criticisms of small nations and simultaneously preserve cixiperation with Russia. Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov agreed to talk things over. The formula of Big-Five private talks was used when the charter was written at San Francisco. The United Nations itself was asked in a sense to sanction the procedure. France proposed that the assembly’s political and security committee drop all veto discussion today until the foreign ministers have acted. Hope For Trieste Deal While the foreign ministers thus added to their problems, diplomats held high hope that one peace issue—Trieste—might be near settlement at last. They reported it probable that a break in the Trieste deadlock of the Trieste. If the deadlock is broken as quickly as some expect, it should allow the ministers to begin about midweek—as scheduled—their connection to revive his 40-year, Soviet-rejected German disarmament treaty and get Russian agreement to assigning American, Russia, British and Frencn deputy foreign ministers to begin laying out a permanent German peace settlement. Busiest Week Addition of the veto issue to the foreign ministers’ slate gave them this kind of a day to start off their third and perhaps busiest week here: First, a meeting at ll a. rn.. E.S.T., at the Waldorf-Astoria headquarters of the peace-making foreign ministers council to tackle the veto. For this purpose.    Bevin, Byrnes, Molotov and    Deputy French Foreign Minister Couve De Murville invited    a Chinese spokesman to join them, thereby converting the ‘Big Four” European peacemakers into the “Big Five” of the United Nations. Second, a meeting at 4 p. rn . of Byrnes, Molotov, Bevin. and Couve De Murville to receive from    their deputies the latest draft of a tentative agreement on the extent of future security council control over the proposed free territory of Trieste. Truman Made Decision On Coal Showdown, Left For Vacation Landon Found Oil Well, Nol Quail TOPEKA, Kus., Nov. 18— (/I7) —Alf M. Landon has no quail but a new oil well to show for a hunting trip into southeast Kansas. Hunting near the Woodson-Wilson county line Friday, Landon and a party of friends sought shelter from a downpour in a driller’s shack at a well in which the former governor has a share. Landon, who had almost given up hope of seeing the well as a paying proposition, was surprised to learn that it was making IO barrels an hour on the swab, with indications of a good producer. The well opens a new field. The nearest production is two or three miles northwest. Sinnett-Meaders Motor company was entered Sunday night and $20.35 was missing from the cash drawer when the business was opened for business Monday morning. Police Chief Quinton Blake reported that the building was entered through a rear door after the glass portion of the door was broken out. The door remained locked and Chief Blake said that the burglar crawled through the door. After the investigation. Chief Blake said that nothing else was bothered in the building. The money missing from the cash drawer consisted of small chang#. Henryetta Man Is Traffic Fatality HENRYETTA, Okla., Nov. 18.-(/P)—Lewis E. Dicus, a 74-year old grocer walking to church, was struck and fatally injured Sunday night by an automobile driven by a Henryetta woman also headed for evening services. Dicus died a few hours later. The highway patrol said he was the Seventh Oklahoman killed since September I while going to or returning from church. Dicus’ death also was the 105th pedestrian fatality in the state this year and the 442nd highway death. Last year at this time the total deaths were 343. One hundred and twenty-two pedestrians wert killed in all of 1945. Public Invited To Meeting On Tax Expenditure Plans The public has been invited to attend a public expenditures meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock in the large dining room of the Aldridge hotel. W. A (Gus) Delaney has called the meeting. In its effort, designed to benefit all citizens, the council pledges to encourage a constructive program of citizen participation in government. Other pledges are as follows: Promote efficiency in public , administration and economy in public finance in all levels of government, federal, state and local. Conduct honest, accurate studies of public services and public expenditures. Provide constructive assistance to legislators and public officials in the cause of good government. Keep Oklahoma citizens informed with regard to administration and finance government. Seek an equitable distribution of the tax burden in order to create a healthy, economic climate in which Oklahoma agriculture, business and industry may thrive. The Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council is a fact-finding, non-political organization interested in procedures rather than personalities. The meeting will be an open affair and the public is invited to attend. Those attending will be given a chance to participate in the discussions. Bank Al Nardin Is Burglarized NARDIN, Okla., Nov. 18—(ZP)— Burglars entered the bank of Nardin Sunday night and took several hundred dollars from the vault but did not succeed in opening the safe. The front door of the bank was forced open, apparently by a crowbar and entrance to the vault was gained by tearing down part of the brick wall. Sheriff D. F. B. Harsh of Kay county said a grocery next to the bank also was entered but very little money was taken. The post office and a lumber yard at Deer Creek, ten miles west, also were entered apparently by the same men who robbed the bank. Exact amount taken there was not known hut I was believed to have been small. Poisonous Whiskey Blamed For Deaths Of Three Al Hollis HOLLIS, Okla., Nov. 18. UP)— A coroner’s jury found that three men who died in the Hollis city jail Sunday succumbed after drinking poisonous bootleged whiskey. A fourth man was reported in a critical condition. Chief of Police Claud Fikes said the four men were booked at .separate times Saturday even ing on charges of intoxication. Ile identified the dead man as Edward Smith, about 23, Hollis; Roy Woodman, about 55, Gould. Okla.. and Hugh Walker, about 27. Hollis. In a critical condition was Howard Nash, about 18. Hollis. Two men were being questioned in connection with the sale of whiskey, Fikes announced. Fikes and Night Watchman Tom Varnett. who made tin* arrests, said they visited Smith in his cell about 12:30 a. rn. Sunday and he was unconscious. They came back with the mother of Nash at I p. rn. ani she found her son violently ill. At that time the officers said they found the other three men dead. Ho* No Set Program, Moy Or Moy Not Go Fishing, Rambles Over Naval Boso By ERNEST B. VACCARO KEY WEST. Fla., Nov. 18, UP) —President Truman laid aside the coal crisis and other prob- Injunction Ii Granted Government Asks Court Order For Preventing Miners From Stopping Work WASHINGTON, Nov. Ii.—UP** —Federal Judge T. Alan Gotds-horough today called on John L. Lewis to continue mining soft coal for the government for at least nine more days. On the government’s complaint, Goldshorough signed an order restraining Lewis from terminating his contract at Wednesdav midnight—a notice that already had prompted thousands of United Mine Workers to quit their Jobs in advance of the deadline. The judge directed Lewis—and the I nited Mine Workers—to hold the termination notice in abeyance at least until November when a hearing will be held on whether a temporary injunction will be issued to uphold the government's position that Lewis cannot breach his contract. An hour after the court’s order was issued, it was served personally on Lewis at I MW headquarter*    tvi° d<,Puty mars hahs. A I MW official told reporters, however. Lewis would have no statement today. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 —The justice department announced today Federal Judge Al* len Golds borough has signed a temporary order designed to restrain a walkout by John L. Lewis’ 400.000 soft coal miners. The department said the restraining order bars Lewis from terminating at Wednesday midnight his working contract with the^ government. Goldsborough’s order, the ds-partment said, expires November at 3 p m., unless “before such time the order for good cause shown is extended, or unless the defendants consent that it may be extended for a longer period.” A hearing on the justice department s request for a preliminary injunction to bar breach of contract was set for hearing November 27 at 10:00 a m. WASHINGTON. Nov. 18—/.pt_ President Truman launched an all-out drive today either to smash John L. Lewis’s leadership of coal miners or make him come to terms for continued coal products. With a mine shutdown threat- lems today to relax in tho rmr J ZiT I snutdown threat i!u7—JU    nor-1 encd Thursday. the government Three Injured In Aute Accident Given Treatment Here After Troffic Mishap South of Stonewall Three persons were injured in an accident south of Stonewall in Coal county early Sunday morning when a car and a pickup were involved in an accident. J. D. Ware of Stonewall, driving a Dodge pickup without a tail light, was overtaken by Samuel Price, of Sulphur, whose 1939 Ford crashed into the rear of the pickup. Mrs. Eva Frederick, her daughter and Miss Helen Litner were taken to Cowling clinic where they were given first aid treatment. Miss Litner was treated for cuts and bruises about the face and lower limbs. The accident was investigated by Trooper Harvey Hawkins and Sgt. W. H. Bailey of the Highway Patrol. Both troopers wore formerly stationed in Ada before being transferred to Coalgate. Sgt. Bailey said that the two drivers were given summons to appear Monday in a Coal county court. Brazil is the largest republic in the western hemisphere. ida sunshine. He went swimming before breakfast in the outdoor swimming pool of the* officers club, splashing about for 20 minutes in green bathing trunks. After breakfast, the chief executive rind the opening chapter of Harold Lamb’s “Life of Alex andria” then, accompanied by members of his staff he went to a near by beach to swim again and lie in the sun. Tile temperature was 76 degrees. Sleeps Late Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said Mr. Truman, who flew down from Washington yesterday, started his day at 7 a. rn., unusually late for the early rising Missourian. He read the newspapers and listened to news broadcasts from Miami and Havana. Ross said there were no overnight developments in the coal situation and no new' instructions from the president to Interior Secretary J. A. Krug. The president left the fight w’ith John L. Lew is in the hands of Krug prior to his departure from Washington. His intimates said Mr. Truman specifically directed Krug to avoid making any embarrassing compromise with the president of the United Mine Workers, who has served notice of cancellation of his work contract with the government, effective Wednesday. Mr. Truman’s swimming companions were Qark M. Clifford, his special counsel. Capt. James H. Foskett, naval aide and Brig. Gen. Wallace Graham, his physician. Swims 770 Feet Graham was authority for the statement Mr. Truman swam 770 feet in the officers’ pool this morning. The party will he joined Wednesday at this submarine base by Reconversion Director John R. Stedman. Judge John Caskie Collet, Steelmans chief advisor; Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, military aide, and possibly Fleet Admiral William D. Leaky, the president’s chief of staff. The presidential party is staying in the rambling tw’o-storv frame dwelling of Capt. Henry Cooper, commandant of the base OKLAHOMA CITyTnov. 18 — UP)—Attorney General Mac Q. Williamson today approved two school bond issues totaling $6,500. Temple school board. Cotton county, voted $4,500 for a building and school district No. 13. Pontotoc county, $2,000 for building repairs. 1. Posted notices at all mines appealing to the miners to stick at their jobs. despite Lew is, and pledging to * keep the mines open regardless of any action” bv the union boss. 2. “Froze” coal stocks in dealers’ h inds and instituted rationing of deliveries The regulationt permit deliveries to public utilities, railroads, laundries, hospitals, f(Mxi processing plants an i refrigeration plants, tugboats and domestic consumers having less th .t lo days supply. In addition, justice department attorneys were reported to be exploring possible legal action against Lewis and his Unite! Mine Workers (AFL) in event of a strike Attorney General Clark spent Sunday working in his office. Criminal Offense? I he Smith-(*»*nn.dly act makes it a criminal offense to incite or encourage a strike in government-seized mines or plants. Loyally at Stake This action pitted the loyalty of the miners to the government against their loyalty to Lewis. who has led them in many a prior battle for contract improvements. The solid fuels administration, one of Krug’s agencies, watched the coal fields today to see if there were any signs of reaction from the flurry of government move-Often miners began drifting away from the pits before the scheduled time for a stoppage. I TH’ I PESSIMIST By Bate Mnlu, 3m, You can say whut you please about th’ children, but we’re thankful they don’t act like most parents. Anyway, President Truman alius has a piano V fall back on when he feels th* need o’ a little harmony. ;

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