Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 20, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 183
QUESTIONED IN WIFE’S DEATH: Raymond O. C. Rogers. 34.
left. is being held in Oklahoma City, Okla., pending investigation into the slaying of his wife. Peggy Louise Rogers, 32, right, whose body was taken from Lake Overholser here, clad in negligee and
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Fine Angus Arrive From Canada For Stoneybroke Herd
Carlton Corbin, operator of the Stoneybroke ranch, south of Ada, recently purchased 14 head of top Angus cattle from the Craven herd in Canada: the animals ar
Burial Here For Mrs. Peggy Rogers
Kin of Woman Whoso Body Found in Lake And Of Missing Woman Live Here
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The animals were purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holt, who sold their entire herd and are planning to go to England to make their home. Before making the trip across the Atlantic, the Canadians will visit Ada and the Corbin ranch.
Included in the shipment from Canada was one grand champion cow of Canada for three straight years, and two of hor daughters.
A McHenry Barbara heifer that was a winner on the Western Canadian circuit and a Blackcap heifer that was undefeated summer yearling on the 1946 circuit w ere also purchased by Corbin.
Other animals purchased to be returned to Oklahoma are producing cows that have beyn retired from the show* herd during the last three years.
Corbin said Tuesday that Stoneybroke ranch anticipates no dispersion sale.
Muskogee Boy Says He Shot Aged Dad
Claims Meant to Score Him When Father Advanced On Him With Hammer
MUSKOGEE, Okla.. Nov. 20. * ^ —Police Cap! Homer Pitman said today Donald Hyde, 16, had admitted he shot his 81-year-old father. William J. Hyde, whose bodv was found last night on the kitchen floor of his home.
Pitman quoted the youth as saving he fired a .22 caliber rifle “just to scare’’ his father when the aged man threatened him with a hammer during a quarrel.
Earlier the boy had denied
knowledge of how his father died. saying only that he had Shusd trie bodv on his return to the house The elder Hyde, a state pensioner, died from a bullet in the heart.
No charges have yet been filed against the youth.
Police said young Hyde related that after the shooting, he hid the gun in some bushes, then returned to the house.
After I seen he was dead,” Pitman quoted him, “I went to the neighbors and called an ambulance or something.”
Pitman said the hammer which the youth said his father wielded was found under the dead mar s bodv.
According to Pitman, young Hyde told him he seized the gun and retreated to the porch of the house when his father advanced on him menacingly.
“I didn't mean to hit him, just to scare bim.' the officer said I ne boy told him. “He got in the range of fire. He started cussin' and I .dido t know I killed him.”
Pitman said young Hyde told rf numerous “spats” with his father and said the bov attributed .ast night s quarrel to his parent s anger at his attending school.
Yukon and the woman whose body was found in Lake Overholster near Oklahoma City Nov. 16. Sisters of eaeh of the women live in Ada.
Mrs. Martha Kowrery contacted the sheriff’s office early this week for information about the woman found. She wanted to know who identified the woman and other information. Mrs. Kow-ey then told the officers that the woman was her sister.
Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Louise Rogers, 28, whose body was found in the lake, wil be held at Rosedale cemetery here Thursday at 2 p. rn.. Rev T. J. Jared officiating (health authorities have directed that the casket not be opened), Purvine Funeral Home of Oklahoma City in charge.
Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Raymond Rogers, Oklahoma City J a daughter, Mary Ann, 2; two sons of a former marriage, Ralph and Kenneth Cooper of Wapanucka; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cathey of Atoka; four sisters, Mrs. Charley Goodman of County Line, Mrs. Buck Williams of Wapanucka, Mrs. Dona Mauldon of Alaska and Mrs. Ruby Roberts of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Charley and John Cathey of Wapanucka.
Living in Ada are Mr. Rogers’ mother, Mrs. Dena Rogers; five sisters, Mrs. May Pittman, Mrs. Cora Kimbrough. Mrs. Louise Dunham, Mrs. Myrtle Edwards and Mrs. Bernice Wilmoth, and a brother, Luther Rogers.
In the case of Mrs. ‘Spec’ Rowe, the missing Yukon woman, Mrs. Myrtle Edwards reported that the missing woman was a sister.
One of the women told Sheriff Clyde Kaiser that the Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Rowe were sisters-in-law.
Expenditures Group Formed
Local Chapter Joins Movement to Obtain Efficient Spending of Government Funds
Foaming a local chapter of the Oklahoma Public Expenditures Council, a group of men and women from all parts of the county Tuesday night chose Foster McSwain as chairman, Fritz Johnson of Allen secretary, and the following directors: From Allen, Mr. Johnston and J. I. Jones; from Roff, K. P. Larsh; from Stonewall, Furman Gibson; from Vanoss, Dean McCauley; from Center, Lester Blair; from Fittstown, Carlton Corbin; from Francis, George Dale, and from Ada Mr. McSwain, W. E. Hansen, Frank C. Norris, S. C. Boswell, Ed Granger, Mrs. Julia Smith, W. D. Little, Silas Freeman and Bill Otjen.
While the crowd was not large, it was representative of varied interests and included visitors from Stratford and Konawa as well as from this county.
Stahl Is Speaker
Mayor Frank Spencer presided, and the main speech was made by Steve Stahl, executive vice president of the state organization. W. A. Delaney, Jr., a member of the board of directors of the state organization, took a leading part in getting the local chapter organized and explained
Truman Cheerful, Confident As He Vacations, Convinced General Public Backing Him
Encouraging Reports Coming in for Firm Stand On Lewis and Soft Coal Mines Contract Dispute
By ERNEST B. VACCARO
KEY WEST. Fla., Nov. 20.—(AP)-President Truman worked for two hours on his correspondence today before
taking the wheel of his own automobile for a drive about this naval submarine base.
Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters there have been no communications from Washington on the coal crisis.
Citizens Invited To City Council Heeling Tonight
All citizens who have requests at 7:30 in Convention Hall.
All citizens who have requests to make or questions to present and others who are interested in the city’s affairs are invited to attend.
Members of the council expect a number of matters to be discussed but with no important action anticipated. The council has been considering such matters as the airport, zoning ordinance,
Ada, County Given Boost On Broadus)
Livewire Presentation Of City And Area Over WKY From Ado News Office
JERUSALEM. Nov. 20.—(/Th— An explosion occurred at the Palestine income tax office at 3 p.m. today. No casualties were reported.
Alarm sirens sounded, but the I all-clear signal was given five minutes later.
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Oklahoma — Generally fair western third, increasing cloudiness eastern two-thirds; some-jvhat warmer tonight except pan Candle. Thursday increasing cloudiness western, light rain remainder of state, colder in afternoon
A rapid-fire report, summary and informational talk about Ada and Pontotoc county went out over WKY Tuesday evening as Bruce Palmer, WKY’s News Bureau Chief, spoke from The Ada News office for his daily feature. “Oklahoma’s Front Page.”
Within the 15 minute period he unrolled for radio listeners over the state an attractive pic-a city and area with thriving industries, many and abundant resources, a cattle business known worldwide since
Hereford Heaven” came into being.
He outlined today’s farming basis, no longer cotton but diversified, with a growing dairy
Housing business district (i owned now, seed for many more homes, came in for cement, and there was even some historical flashback to the meaning of the name Pontotoc and to the name Ada.
Palmer will be on the air at 6:45 p. m. today from Seminole with a livewire summary of that city and county.
MILD WELTHER HOLDS FOR OKLAHOMA TODAY
By Th* Associated Press
Except for Guymon in the panhandle, Oklahoma experienced mild weather during the night, with a continuation forecast for
Guymon’s overnight low was 28 degrees—four below freezing Elk City had a minimum of 39 but all other reporting points said the mercury fell no lower than the forties.
Tuesday’s high reading was 67,
Most of the complaints over who was elected will come from folks who forgot to vote.
some of the things the state group is undertaking to do.
The first regular meeting of the directors will be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, and a large public meeting will be held later in December or soon after the first of the year. Already several counties have organized, and the hope is to present a workable program to the legislature, not necessarily to cut appropriations but to see that the money is spend efficiently.
Some Facts Unpleasant
Stahl spoke on “Tax Facts and Follies.” The facts presented, he warned at the first, would be unpleasant, because they involve threats to the American way of life — through one group which expects the government to provide everything and another which is industrious in business but can’t find time to take an interest in government.
Then he pointed to reasons for optimism, saying that an increasing number of people are joining hands to save the government as we know it.
The council, he explained, is a home-grown, home-controlled organization, its leaders representing all sections and all interests; it seeks ‘‘to preserve and perpetuate a form of government which recognizes the dignity of man, and to secure for all taxpayers, large and small, somewhere near IOO cents worth of service for exery tax dollar spent.’
It operates by digging out the facts on spending of public funds, making them available to the general public, stimulating keener interest in affairst of government, cooperation with public officials in improving services or reductions in cost.
An example — two years ago a committee from the Arkansas council met with Gov.-elect Ben Laney, heard his plans, offered recommendations, agreed to work together. The result was: Five major legislative reforms enacted; 98 separate ear-marked funds were combined into one general fund from which the money is allocated on basis of need;
19 state agencies and boards were consolidated into three; 500 jobs were lopped from an overloaded state payroll.
Continued deficit spending by congress must end — everyone’s property and other holdings are involved. Salvation in this rests
with congress. America still has] By CHARLES RHOADES
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building code, electrical code, planning commission, but some time will be required before plans on any one are completed.
The council recently appropriated funds to have the traffic lights restored to operation and directed the city manager ta proceed with this. He expects to begin as soon as certain electrical supplies are available. City finances have so improved that this can be done without a bond issue.
The council also hopes to get the whiteway in operation without a bond issue, but has found that even if the money were available, necessary cables and conduit are not available on the market now.
The council also recently authorized purchase of 300 water meters out of current revenue and without a bond issue. Meters available on the market are few .md the city could not obtain more during the next few months even if it had unlimited finances.
The 300 ‘dead’ meters replaced by new meters twill be repaired and will mean oOO more meters operating than at present, leaving perhaps 250 still dead. The c.ty officials are hoping to replace the remainder of the non-lurctioning meters early in the coming year.
•MOSCOW, Nov. 20.—(ZP)—The Soviet Union no longer will allow United States and other foreign correspondents to make radio broadcasts from Moscow.
This was made known yesterday in a note given the Columbia Broadcasting System by the press department of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs.
The note said that because of overburdening of the radio stations here the government had withdrawn “temporary” broadcasting privileges given “two or three correspondents” in wartime when “other means of communication were difficult.”
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^ Mr. Truman held himself in readiness for critical decisions as tue deadline neared for his showdown fight*with John L. Lewis.
He was up at 6 a.m., Ross said, reading and dictating mail until 8. He then went for a brief swim at the officer’s pool before having breakfast at 9 a.m. He started his drive in the open car shortly after IO a.m.
Plans Fishing For Friday Mr. Truman is planning to go fishing Friday, taking reconversion director John R. Steelman, fleet admiral William D. Leahy his chief of staff; Judge John Caskie Collet, stabilization advisor and Major General Harry H. Vaughn, who were due in from Washington at 12:30 p.m. (EST). Ross said Mr. Truman was very pleased” by what he was told was “vigorous” public support of his orders to prevent a walkout in the soft coal mines by any means available to the government.
With a switchboard set up in the rambling two-story frame dwelling he occupies at this U. S. naval submarine base, the president was in communication with Attorney General Tom Clark and Interior Secretary J. A. Krug who are carrying on the front line battle.
Before leaving Washington Sunday for a week’s rest on this sub-tropical island, tho president gave orders against any embarrassing compromise with Lewis.
President Confident The prudent was in a cheerful, confident mood when he met newspapermen yesterday afternoon in an off-the-record reception.
Close associates said he was convinced that the government ultimately Would triumph in view of what they said were encouraging reports from throughout the country.
Meanwhile, Mr. Truman continued the enjoyment of his Florida vacation, which includes two swims a day, sunbathing and a nap in the afternoon.
He appears to be in the peak of health.
Broken Arrow Votes Bonds
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Nov. 20—(ZP)—A $98,000 bond issue for water and street improvements was approved by Broken Arrow voters yesterday by a count of 229 to 50.
The issue included $65,000 for installation of new pumps, a new water well and extension of pipe lines, $25,000 for extension of sewer lines and $8,000 for street improvements.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 20— (/P) _
The Belga news agency said today that German prisoners of war employed in Belgian mines would be offered their freedom if they increased their coal output to 80 per cent of that of Belgian miners.
Public Invited To Hear Monroney In Thursday Night Talk
The East Central Chapter of the League of Young Democrats Will present to East Central college students and citizens of Ada one of the nation’s outstanding congressmen, A. S. ‘Mike’ Monroney, Thursday night at the col-lege.
This is the first of a series of speakers of state and national importance to be brought here for discussion of governmental affairs.
Monroney, representative for the Fifth District, is a native Oklahoman, holds his degree from Oklahoma university, has been a news reporter, editor and political writer, headed a furniture company, served as a congressional secretary.
He has been a member of the house of representatives since 1939, i.< recognized nationally for his industry and influence, was one of the leaders who introduced and put through a measure to reform procedures and organization of congress.
He has received the Collier Award for Distinguished Congressional Service in 1945.
The program begins at 8 o’clock in the college auditorium. Monroney is to devote the whole of his speech to the congressional reorganization bill, which was and remains a controversial measure, and will answer questions from the audience.
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The quail won.
And there will be no Ada Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday of this week.
You see, the quail season is on and someone realized that attendance at the usual luncheon meeting would probably be mighty scant.
So the board of directors assembled, talked the matter over (it hasn’t been revealed how many of the directors would have ‘business out of town’ Thursday with gun and dog) and decided the C. of C. would just dispense with this week’s meeting.
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Sooner State Baseball League Has Four Teams Ready for ‘47
Miners Ignore U. S. Appeal
"What John Says Goes" Is Attitude of Mony As They Loy Down Picks
PITTSBURGH. Nov. 20. CP*— John L. Lewis’ midnight deadline was still some hours away today hut almost a fourth of his
400.000 soft coal miners already had jumped the gun and laid down their picks.
Stolidly maintaining “you can’t mine coal with an injunction.”
51.000 miners yesterday joined the 38.000 diggers who quit work Monday despite a federal court order intended to keep the mines operating.
In most cases the miners ignored notices posted by the coal mines administration, appealing to the men to “honor their contract and to mine coal which the nation needs.”
Mike Oftrosky, a California, Pa.. ^ miner who spent his day “off” helping the missus with the washing, declared:
“It _was those government handbills telling us not to stay away from work that made us quit. That was what I think caused it. People don’t like being told what they have to do and lots of the men I talked with resented that.”
Albert Lambert, a neighbor, summed up the miners’ case with:
“What John says goes. Lewis is the man and we’re IOO per cent for him. Who’s going to tell us whether we have to work or not? This is a free country and we’re not going to cut off the hand that feeds us.”
Old Legisblure To Die Tonight, New One (onvene Jan. 7
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 20, <ZP>—Oklahoma’s twentieth legislature will die quietly at midnight tonight under a provision of the state constitution providing that the legislature shall expire 15 days after the general election.
The provision apparently was designed to prevent an outgoing governor from calling together a “lame duck” session and taking action which the governor-elect and logislature-elect might not approve.
Thus. should outgoing Gov. Robert S. Kerr call a special appointment-confirming session of the state senate, after today he would have to summon the twenty-first senate. Kerr had indicated the possibility of such a move is slight.
Actually, the new legislature will not be in office until they are seated and sworn in. The next regular session will convene Jan. 7.
Groundwork for the new legislature was laid with caucuses last week at which Raymond Board, Boise City, and James C. Nance, Purcell, were given the democratic nominations for speaker of the house and senate president pro tempore, respectively. Other top leaders of the two houses also have been selected.
Must Decide Course Today
Issue to Climax at Mid-night lf Lewis Foils To Withdraw Contract Termination Notico
By HAROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20—Upjohn L. Lewis’s lawyers went into an eleventh hour huddle today as the midnight deadline ap'-proached in his showdown fight with the government.
GREEN ATTACKS GOVERNMENT POLICY
W ASHINGTON, Nov. 20, tm —Denouncing the govern-ment’s policy. AFL President William Green today said “the miners who have voluntarily walked out” will not return until a new soft coal contract is signed.
The United Mine Workers chiel must decide before today ends whether he will withdraw hi5 contract termination notice thai always means a showdown in the soft coal mines.
Lewis, who may be courting legal penalties if he fails to do so, left his suburban home early but did not go to his office atop the union’s building.
Neither did he return to the swank Carlton hotel suite around the corner which he engaged for the duration of the current crisis.
Yesterday Lewis spent most of the day at the Carlton, reading newspapers and saying nothing.
Differ Over Contract Meaning
At issue as the midnight deadline approached were varying interpretations of the duration of the mine workers’ contract with the government.
Lewis served notice last week that he was ending the contract at midnight tonight after secretary of interior Krug, federal boss of the government-seized mines, took the position that new contract demands should be pursued with the private owners of the mines — not the government.
Krug insisted the current contract could not be re-opened for the negotiations. At the government’s request a federal court forbade Lewis to keep the cancellation notice in effect.
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Kerr and Thomas Differ Oyer COP
Blaine Heart Attack In Grayson Death
Doctor's Report And Coroner's Jury Decision Agree He Died On Soturdoy
Felix Grayson, 68, fullblood Chickasaw Indian living south of Ada, died of a heart attack, concluded a coroner’s jury which investigated his death after his b°dy was found in a pasture.
The report of the doctor and conclusion of the coroner’s jury was tnat Grayson died Saturday
Percy Armstrong, justice of the peace, was in charge of the coroner jury investigation.
TOPEKA, Kas., Nov. 20—(ZP)— ?’ ^ Flora, federal meterologist for Kansas, confessed that he always has an umbrella in his of-*te to*d a Topeka civic club that the safeguard was “just in case my prediction for fair weather goes wrong.”
ganization that they could not be ready for the 1947 season; four of the six are ready and cager to get started. The league is definitely ready to operate in 1947.
Those cities originally scheduled to sponsor teams in the league include Ada, Ardmore, McAlester, Okmulgee, Shawnee and Seminole.
^ Jack Mealey, president of the Sooner State league and who held the franchise for a club in Shawnee, reported that his club could not be ready to operate in 1947 and McAlester started action immediately to transfer the franchise issued for that area to Duncan and Ott Utt.
Ardmore reported that they are ready from a financial standpoint and are in the process of building a new stadium, but wanted to know definitely what other clubs in the league are doing.
The Ardmore group is ready to construct a new stadium with a diamond for baseball and softball, but M. A. (Dutch) Prather said that he doesn’t anticipate being the leader in the league.
Paul Crowl of McAlester has $67,000 in the bank, $4,200 ready for lights and plans are being made for 2,827 stands.
Could Field Team In Week
Ural Clanton of Ada reported that everything is in readiness for the starting of the 1947 season. Clanton said that he could field a team now if given a weeks notice.
At the start of the meeting. Okmulgee representatives were waiting anxiously the returns £ bond election that was held Tuesday. The outcome of the election means that they get a new ball park or they don’t. The bond issue w'ent down swinging three to one, but the Okmulgeeans didn’t lose hopes.
The Okmulgee representatives were instructed to visit Durant and learn the possibility of putting a club in operation there.
Seminole Is Building
Seminole is probably done more work toward getting ready for the opening of the season than any other club. A building program has already been start-ed and lights are on the ground.
Ott Utt of Duncan said that he could operate with the present equipment, but he has word from Erie P. Halliburton that he is willing to work with the Duncan club and help construct
a hall park.
The report from Duncan was pleasing from the standpoint that two places were left partially open because arrangement scould not be made for the coming baseball season.
Tulsa Club Interested
After the meeting. Okmulgee representatives met with Gayle Hewlett, manager of the Tulsa Oilers baseball club, and worked out some kind of agreement that may put Okmulgee back on the map in the league.
Howlett reported at the meeting that he is defihitely interested in a working agreement with one of the clubs in the Sooner State league and his presence at the meeting gave other cities the ready’ word that they have been waiting for.
Those attending included M. M. Schene, Paul Crowl and Hugh German of McAlester Gene Horne. Frank J. Ritchie.’ Charles B. Caldwell, W. C. Steele. Jack Sullivan and M. A. Prather of Ardmore; Ott J. Utt and Cecil Blake of Duncan; Gayle Howlett of Tulsa; Merton Tollison and Cy Fenalio of Okmulgee; Jack Mealey of Holdenville; Ucal Clanton and Charles Rhoades of Ada, and G. E Harrison of Dallas.
The next meeting will be Sunday in Holdenville.
Five Known Dead Alter Explosion
GREENVILLE. S. C., Nov. 20. JI—Five persons were known lead today and one missing after a violent gas explosion and fire which demolished the ideal laundry plant and office here last night.
Of about 90 injured thirty were being treated in the general and St. Francis hospitals here and sixty were given first aid at the blast scene in the northwest section of the city. right blocks from the heart of town.
J. Carl Trammel, 41, plant superintendent.
J* Wylie Nims. 48. manager of the Nehi Bottling company here, who was visiting in the laundry and assisted in getting workers evacuated before the explosion.
Three negro laundry workers, Jerlino Simpson, Mamie Earle and Mary Brown.
W\ L. Harbin, white fireman at the laundry who turned off leaking gas. was missing.
Members of the state guard today were patrolling the blast area after reported looting last night in homes near the scene.
DURANT, Okla., Nov. 20.—(ZP) Southeastern Oklahoma friends of Lt. Gen. William S. Key entertained him at a barbecue Tuesday night—s e r v i n g beef, duck, squirrel, goat and fish.
A Lake Tcxoma cruis# was scheduled today and tomorrow the Oklahoma City general will go quail hunting—tho first day of the season.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20 — (Z —Oklahoma’s Governor Robert I Kerr has gone on record as sa: mg he thinks the republica]? may have bitten off more tha they can chew by gaming col trol of congress Nov. 5 but Ser ator Elmer Thomas (D-Okla thinks the GOP is getting “mighty lucky break.”
“We should have no serioi farm problems or legislation i the immediate future for th simple reason that this countr and the rest of the world are ana ious to buy just about everythin that the American farmer ca produce,” Thomas told a reports yesterday, forecasting a period c farm prosperity.
The Oklahoma senator said h got some eye-witness informatio on the needs of other nations to American foods and goods whe he visited several countries whil ►he was a delegate at the worl food conference in Europe.
“I saw no chickens. turkev< ducks or other fowl in Germany. he said. “They had even eatei most of the horses and cattle Only a few oxen remained on th. farms and they were being use* for plowing and hauling. It wil take the Germans a long time ti become self-sufficient for food They need seed. farm machinery and work stock.”
Thomas said Germany, France England and Denmark are mos in need of American goods, whil< only Sweden and Switzerland appeared to be in good shape agri-culturally.
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