Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 25, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
Weather In Swiff Change Over Night
Unseasonal Warmth Of Sunday Driven Out by Blast Of Cold Wind Her# '
Maybe it finally got just too mild to continue. At any rate, after Sunday’s delightfully pleasant weather the situation changed over night Here and now it’s late fall again.
The Saturday high of 63 was followed by a moderate 59 degree low which gave the thermometer a good start for Sunday. It kept going up until it reached TI degrees—anything but normal for this season. During the night the wind, which had been blowing strongly from the south, changed and began whipping in from the north. It drove the mercury down to 36 degrees.
Clouds, cold rainfall during the morning and a sharp wind kept the seasonal weather in place during the early part of Monday, and bore out the fore cast of more wintry weather here
By The Annodated Presa
Snow, sleet and rain were re ported in Oklahoma today as cole weather swooped into the state after a comparative!v mild Sun
the highway patrol made i
survey and said:
Alva had sleet during the night; two inches of snow fell at Buffalo; Boise City, at the extreme west end of the panhandle had 2 1/2 inches of snow; Guy mon had an inch of snow'? Wood ward reported sleet and snow this morning; it was sleeting at Enid and highway bridges and culverts were beginning to get slippery west of Clinton.
All roads are open but are becoming slippery, the patrol said, warning motorists to use caution.
Near-f reezing temperatures were forecast for most of the state tonight with the northwest area likely to havre sub freezing readings.
Fort Sill's high of 75 Sunday compared with a low reading overnight of 36 degrees.
Ardmore had 74 Sunday and a low reading during the night of 40. Other comparisons between Sunday’s high and the overnight I ow: Elk City 75 and 30; Enid 68 and 29; Guymon 60 and 26. McAlester 68 and 40; Oklahoma City 74 and 32; Ponca City 69 and 28; Tulsa 68 and 32; Waynoka 68 and 28.
Gage reported a third of an
inch of ram.
ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1946
FIVE CENTS THE COPY
Federal Judge Orders Lewis To Stand Trial Wednesday On Court Contempt Charges
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and Jericho. Open outbreak'^hoSflit^b^ in ^bV village between Jerusalem
Palestine, is feared.-"NEA Telephoto)! betWe6n Arablan and Jewish force*. in the struggle for
Rogers in Plea Of Innocent Today
EL RENO. Okla., Nov. 25, CP) —Raymond O. C. Rogers pleaded innocent today to a charge of murder in the death of his wife. Peggy Rogers, 32, whose body was found in the spillway below Lake Overholser near Oklahoma City Nov. 16.
Rogers. 33, was brought handcuffed into county court. Judge R. M. Faubion asked for his plea to the charge. Rogers said nothing and stared at the floor. A deputy sheriff standing near Rogers repeated the question in a iouder tone and Rogers replied:
' No. I’m not guilty.”
The judge set a preliminary hearing for Dec. 4 and Rogers was returned to the Canadian
City Police Have lively Weekend
After a four-day rest Tuesday to Thursday, during which time no arrests were Trade, the Ada police department were again given their week-end rush.
Saturday night, one person was arrested for reckless driving and pleased on a $20 bond, three were picked up for drunkenness, p^aded guilty and paid the regular fine.
Barly Sunday morning, around 5.SO c# 6:00. seven minors, ages ll to 16. were picked up on Main street, They had been
roaming the streets all night,
and were booked at the police station for violation of the city curfew law. After a sound
talking to”, they were released.
Sunday night, two were arrested for drunkenness, pleaded guilty a> charged and paid a $20 fine each.
Toe city hit the "jack pot” on traffic violations again last Saturday Around 40 traffic violation tickets were paid, one of them being a $10 fine for speeding
Oklahoma — Clearing northwest mostly cloudy east and south; light rain or sleet southeast; somewhat colder; low temperatures 20 Panhandle, 32-35 southeast tonight; Tuesday partly cloudy and a little warmer.
T. N. Winters Is in Hospital
Injured When Cor in Which He Was Riding Collided with Another Sunday
A traffic collision about six miles north of Ada early Sunday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to Thomas N. Winters 68. and minor hurts to several other persons in the cars involved.
Winters is in Valley View hospital recovering from lacerations about his face, right eye and hand that required 40 stitches; he also was bruised when thrown from the automobile in which he was ricing.
According to members of the state highway patrol who investigated the accident, Ray Loyle Winters, Route 3, Ada. was drivel0™? pic„kuP ar»d Lloyd Sutton,
524 West Main, the other.
Winters was driving north and Sutton south when they recognized each other and began driving their vehicles playfully only to end up by both turning the wrong way’ and colliding.
With Winters was Floyd W Winters and Thomas N. Winters.
In the car with Sutton were Wanda Nipps, Route 3, Ada. and Louie McKay, 310 East Sixteenth.
All received treatment following the wreck. Mr. Winters remaining at Valley View hospital where the attending physician said Monday he may stay for several days as he is not yet entirely out of danger.
Also at Valley View hospital,
Jim Biggerstaff, critically injured Friday when run over by a trailer while at work near Stonewall, was reported somewhat improved,
Truman Gels lo Eat Turkey Dinner With His Hellier Sunday
By ERNEST B. VACCARO
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25—(A5)
—Pleasant recollections of a Sunday holiday and dinner back home in Missouri buoyed President Truman today as he returned to a desk piled high with grave problems.
He found his mother, Mrs.
Martha E. Truman, “just fine,” when he flew to Grandview, Mo., yesterday for a turkey dinner in honor of her 94th birthday anniversary today.
The president, his mother and 14 other members of the family sat around a huge table in the other’s frame dwelling near the old farm where Harry S. Truman worked as a boy.
The president’s brother, J.
Vivian Truman and his family and the president’s sister, Miss Mary Jane Truman, were all there.
It was a typical family dinner, the kind the president has always enjoyed.
“Turkey and everything that goes with it,” Miss Truman reported.
The president could stay little more than a couple of hours because his plane, bucking stiff head winds, arrived an hour later than he had planned.
The flight back set a record for his trips between Washington and home. His pilot, Lt. Col. Henry T. (Hank) Myers, gave the time as three hours and 25 minutes, as compared with a flight of more than five hours on the way to Missouri. Tail winds helped coming back.
No prior 'announcement was made of Mr. Truman’s intentions to fly home. Becaus? of the pressure of engagements this week, he decided it was best to make the trip Sunday, rather than wait for the birthday.
His sister said: “Mother wasn’t too surprised by his visit, because Harry always comes if he can. But we didn’t know in advance.”
Last year Mr. Truman made a similar surprise flight home on his mother’s birthday.
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Dying Yonkers Community To Send Some Residents To Yonkers, N. Y., Tercentennial
YONKERS, Okla., Nov. 25.—(AP)—This community’^ tire population of 69 was in a collective dither today over the arrival of two representatives of the Yonkers, N. Y., Tercentennial Commission to arrange a trek for a select few to
the eastern metropolis.
Huge Assortment Of (ut Diamonds Found By Yanks in Japan
Hundreds of Thousonds Of Gems Were Gathered By Government an Wor Finonce Move
By ROBERT E. GEIGER
V ASH! TON, Nov. 25—(ZP) -Hundreds of thousands of cut diamonds — probably the greatest assortment ever assembled in modern times — is in the hoard which American occupation forces uncovered in Japan.
Government officials said today the Japanese government collected the huge treasure from the Japanese people as a desperate war financing measure. Apparently the intention was to sell the gems for foreign exchange and pu*phase munitions and raw materials.
A War Department announcement said the gems are valued at between $20,000,000 and $25,-000,000. But gem experts with knowledge of the hoard said the army undoubtedly was speaking conservatively and of the New Yo. Ic wholesale price. In settings and in the possession of individuals, they said, the value would be far greater.
One Nation's Diamonds “The> represent the entire diamond resources of the whole nation,” Edward Henderson of the Smithsonian Institution told a reporter. “This undoubtedly is a situation unique in history. I know of no other time when virtually every diamond owned by every individual in a nation was assembled at one place.”
The gems now are in vaults of the Bank of Japan in Toklo. They were found buried and hidden in r. any places of the Japanese empire.
The gems came into possession of the Japanese army when the government appealed to the people to turn them in. When the Japanese surrendered, the hoard became widely distributed.
Telling how the diamonds were found, officials here said one box was located in Tokyo after a Japanese reported to Americans he knew of a place “where diamonds are scattered all over.” Found "Gallons of Diamonds” American army intelligence then uncovered other hiding places which yielded gallons of diamonds, often in flimsy containers such as shoe boxes. The g 'z were “in a confused condition. Dirty and mixed with worthless debris,” the army announcement said.
Henderson and Dr. William H. Fr hag, curator of minerals at the Smithsonian, were called to Tokyo to classify and appraise the “collection.”
“If they had been piled in one heap, on a desk, I don’t suppose you could have stretched your airns around the bottom of the pile,” Henderson said.
There were so many that it took Henderson and Dr. Foshag, working with fqur Japanese, five solid months to count and classify them.
No famous individual diamonds turned up, and apparently none from the Japanese crown jewels. The three heaviest weighed a total of IOO carats. This compares with 106 carats for the famed Knhinoor diamond of the British crown jewels.
Japanese have told the Americans the diamonds all were from Japanese; none from the victims of war. If this is true it still is a Mystery what happened to some loot from Hong Kong and other places that fell to the Japanese.
Greater returns for amount in-
A dozen or so Cherokee Indians jyko kve in the nearby eastern Oklahoma hills mingled with villagers before Mrs. Young’s general store to hear Ted Worner outline details for the 1,500-mile trip to the “city of gracious living.”
The most exciting event in the history of the 34-year-old farming town will begin tomorrow when IO Oklahomans will pile into a brand new, de luxe allaluminum trailer for the journey to Yonkers, N. Y., and that city’s 300th birthday celebration.
Worner and his assistant, Frank Beaton, mounted spotted ponies to ride to each home in town to select the lucky residents.
Two certain to gs> were Frank Key and Jim Joyce, both of whom remember how this place got it’ name.
"Feller by the name of George Lowery boarded with my mother and father back in 1912,” explained Key. “He said he was from Yonkers, N. Y., and thought it would be a good idea to call our town Yonkers. Told us lots about that place back east — and we just decided to give ourselves a name.”
Unlike its "city cousin,” still growing after three centuries, Yonkers, Okla., is doomed. Two years from now the entire area will be flooded as part of a state flood control program, and with its demise there will be only one Yonkers in the country.
Postmistress Myrtle Pryor reported she wouldn’t be able to leave her post to make the longawaited eastern trip, but her son, Dale, ll, has been getting ready for the jaunt for the past two months. He even wrote a school composition on “What I Expect To See In Yonkers.”
The trailer to be used was donated by the Spartan Aircraft Co., Tulsa, whose plant was visited by the tercentennial envoys.
Effects Are Spreading
Mony Thousonds of Factory Workers Face Layoffs,
Household Bins Low On Cool
By The Associated Press
With the soft coal mines shut down only since last Wednesday midnight, repercussions already were widespread.
Steelworkers and factory hands by the hundreds of thousands faced layoffs because of dwindling coal piles.
Householders anxiously eyed their own bins while a spell of winter weather swept eastward from the Rockies.
A dimout more drastic than in wartime was ordered into effect in 21 states tonight, and coal burning railroads slashed passenger service 25 percent.
All governors were asked by secretary of the interior Krug to set up machinery whereby cities could ration coal and close schools if need be. Mayor William O’Dw-yer reversing an earlier stand, called on New York citizens to suspend needless lighting. But Georgia’s governor Ellis Arnall, in a statement, said light-saving wasn’t the answer — that Krug and President Truman should ‘get busy and settle the strike.”
Demands continued for a special session of congress. Former secretary of the interior Ickes last night broadcast a call for prompt legislation which could curb the impudence of a dictator, such as
L?w?. He said the government
should ask dismissal of its order
wo^rZndo^the 1‘court" eHbrt I merCC '“"mission or through
and rely on a special, lame-duck 3 ^rpec,al court- or both.
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Rules Lewis Had Not Cleared Self, After UMW Objections His Court Lacked Jurisdiction
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.— (AP)—Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough declared today that John L. Lewis and his United Mine Workers “undertook to decide the law for themselves” and ordered them to trial Wednesday for contempt in the soft- coal shutdown.
The trial probably will run into next week while industrial paralysis tightens from the diminishing coal supply.
- Welly K. Hopkins, counsel for
Fulbrighf Proposes T—^ ^u-nion'-sou«ht* Ban on Strikes In Basic Industries
By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON. Nov. 25 </B—
Senator Fulbright (D-Ark) proposed today that congress outlaw strikes and compel arbitration of
Dozen Yanks Flown Oui
Lived on Box Lunches, Then Candy Bors, Drank Melted Snow in Gloci Stay
delay to permit Joseph A. Pad way, general counsel of the AFL. to join in the defense but Goldsborough refused the request commenting that the “public interest requires as speedy a settlement as possible in view of the mine walkout already in its fifth day. b
Speaking in low tones. Golds-borough also expressed the hope that labor unions would not “do something that might influence
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labor disputes in basic industries I which might “set the labor move-such as coal mining directly af-1 men^ hack for years
fecting the general welfare of the country.
Such machinery could be made applicable to future coal work stoppages if not the present walkout, Fulbright told a reporter. He said it might be applied also to enterprises such as oil, steel transportation and public utilities.
His idea. Fulbright explained would be to ban strikes altogether in these industries and force arbitration of disputes either through a. new agency set up on the pattern of the interstate com-
CLARA CITY, Minn., Nov. 25 rrW—A salesman walked into William Donner’s jewelry store, set down his grips, and immediately rushed out again.
He returned a short time later carrying a box of eggs which he carefully laid aside while he opened the grips to display $60.-000 worth of jewelry.
“Do you mean to tell me you left those valuables here unattended while you went chasing eggs?” asked Donner.
( "Sure,” answered the salesman, ‘Eggs are hard to get where I come from.”
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Small Freighters Collide and Sink
Coost Guard Searches For Men of Crews
MIAMI, Fla.. Nov. 25, UPI_
Two small freighters collided and sank off Miami today and the coast guard began a sea and air search for about 17 members oi the two crews.
First word of the accident came from the Caribbean trader Evangelos, which flashed a distress call a few hours after leaving Miami for Haiti for a cargo of bananas and other island products.
The craft reported she was in collision with the freighter Mar-sidee. from Nassau, and was sinking.
A short time later the Mar-sidoe reported the Evangelos had sunk and she too, was sinking.
Coast guard rescue craft sped to the scene in the Straits of florida about 30 miles south of Miami, but returned no survivors immediately.
Coast guardsmen said first reports were that the Evangelos carried a crew of IO, and the Marsidee a crew of 7 men.
It will be foolish for President Truman to offer himself for reelection in 1948.
E. H. Crump, Memphis, Tenn., Democratic leader.
He added that the government might have to exercise regulatory powers over the industries. just as it now does over some utilities, and might have to control prices of the industries’ products in order to adjust wage disputes equitably.
The Arkansas senator’s suggestion came while legislative lead-ei s of both parties waited to see whether President Truman intends to call them into conference about possible ways and means of ending the coal walkout. There have been indications the president is thinking of such a move if developments point to a prolonged mine shut down.
While he said he could think of no legislative solution to the present dispute between John L. Lewis and the government, Fulbright insisted that some action must be taken to remove the threat of strikes in industries affecting the economy of the whole country.
Life of Nation Involved
We cannot let one man or one group of men stop the whole economic machinery of the country by the power they exercise in any one basic industry.” he declared. “I have no quarrel with the workers’ right to strike in industries where a stoppage has only a local affect or which merely inconveniences the public. But the very life of the nation is at stake here.”
In passing a no-strike law. Fulbright said it is his belief that congress should define definitely the industries it believes fall in the category of those directly affecting the general wel-
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I don t know whether I was justified in making that statement, he commented afterwards. “it was extra-judicial ”
White House Silent The White House meanwhile maintained silence. Presidential Press Secretary Charles R. Ross told reporters there was “noth-in£’ th^re on the coal situation.
The questions whether there is any movement under way to Republican leaders to the White House to talk over the coal
crisis Ross replied with “no com- \ day to each ment.
Goldsborough set Wednesday’s trial after ruling that Lewis had not purged himself of the contempt charges directed against him Nov. 21 for failure to withdraw a non-contract notice to the government. It was Lewis’ cancellation of the work agreement
innruvnUC^fd °(f the walkout of 400.000 soft coal miners.
Lewis Lets Attorneys Talk
Lewis sat silently in the crowded courtroom during the 40-minute session while Hopkins argued that Goldsborough lacked jurisdiction either to issue an order requiring Lewis to rescind the notice or to issue the contempt citation that followed.
Attempts by government counsel to argue that point immediate-
\irLre cu* Goldsborough.
When court opens Wednesday,
I will pass on the contempt citation first, then pass on the merits of the restraining order ”
“This complaint was filed by the sovereign power by society itself, the judge said.
I don’t think any thinking person wants to see anything happen to labor unions insofar as their raising their standards of living are concerned.
“The defendants say they have done nothing. That amounts to saying they did not obey the restraining order.
“But they say they did not nave to obey the order because it was not legal. That’s their position.”
Lewis returned directly from the court to UMW headquarters.
He grinned at waiting reporters for the first time in many days but said nothing.
Asked w hether he would hold a news conference, now that the preliminary court skirmishing was over, Lewis grinned again, nudged Hopkins and thrust his thumb in the direction of the questioning leporter.
Hopkins smilingly commented:
‘The subject had no comment.”
By REMBERT JAMES
VoIN WEAKEN. Sw itzerland.
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ai survived five davs on an
Alpine Blader 12.000 feet above sL.T'a r>IV®fe on 3 United
rm. e I T7 h<>sp:tal ‘fain enroute to Vienna today, rescued
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Swiss army officers in iki-
s?orTh>ed; three-place Fieseier Starch planes brought them and
ni*T yesterday in
nine shuttle flights over the IO miles between the airport at Meirmgen. some 15 miles east of nt. rtaken. and their snowy per-in! Lauli glacier.
tanTT I2~an. U-year-old girl. four women, four army officer?
, ? non-commissioned officer? and i male civilian—had been in ai sheltered hole in the glaci-
fallen T *outheof Interim* rn,. 2™ Te ,c.rash landing a S. army C-53 Dakota transport plane en-route from Vienna to Pisa by wav of Munich.
* Jh*7 had lived on box lunches for three days and. after those gave out, on candy bars they had Purchased at the Munich post exchange and doled out one a They drank snow
US ?ver,*ire# of aeoline, od and parts of the plane, and had slept on blankets and the transport s seats and upholstery. Swiss mountain guides reported
f JLr.!00' :now(;<" had con-verted the cabin of the slightly
damaged plane into a cozy “ir-loo for them.
Not till Friday was the wreck orated, Metal in the mountains deflected radio beams sent from the stricken plane and receiving operators got the impression it was 80 miles south of here.
n S!aff, Wayne G. Folsom of Postville. la., the crew chief, was the only stretcher case among the 12. He had frostbite, a knee injury and foot bruises.
Capt. Tate said he deliberately pancaked his ship into the glacier w hen a down current headed it tow'ard a mountainside.
His father said the captain set his own course and then “for ^ome reason we don t know yet. found himself in the midst of mountain peaks.”
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Rain, Cold Force Celling Off Of O. C. Pions
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 25 — f/P)—Rain and freezing temperatures forced cancellation this afternoon of a parade which was to open Oklahoma City’s weeklong celebration welcoming the musical show “Oklahoma.”
But all other phases of the program will be held.
Bebee Pie Supper
ai ^biCrf ^ * P‘e supper at the Bebee school house Wednesday night of this w’eek. Everyone is invited.
Proceeds are to furnish the Christmas Tree program for the school so all are asked to come out, have a good time and give Santa a boost.
Marital Argument Leads lo Slaying
DEWAR. Okla., Nov. 25 . J*_
A shooting following a marital argument resulted in the death of C ut heal Stephens, 23. early Sunday, and the arrest of his father-- in-law. Verlin I nry. 40, for investigation. Sheriff Jim Kirhv reported. No charges have been fil«*d.
Kirby said Stephens and his wife quarreled, and she went to her father's home where he learn-ed ,ofTrthe argument. The sheriff said Henry went to see his son-in-law armed with a shotgun and pistol. The shooting occurred at Stephens’ front d<M>r. Stephens was hit three times by a shotgun and threr times by a pistol, Kirby said. J
Henry is held county jail.
The Stephens are parents of a four-months old son.
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Ut Net JW
Th* royal antelope, also called the dik-dik, is the smallest ru-mmant known. It is a native of west Africa and is only 12 inches
Gather Harp. who had th* carburetor tuned up last week, has taken out bankruptcy.
Gran’ma Wheeler will be eighty-five years ol’ next coal strike.