Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - October 31, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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THE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—No. 168
World Premier Is Huge Success With Stars and Picture
Roy Rogers, Dale Evans end Gobby Hoyos Hora for First Showing of 'Home in Oklahoma', With Theater Packed With Fans Reveling in Seeing Stars and Fast-Moving
FIVE CENTS THE COPY
There were no seats left vacant. as was expected, and still there were hundreds of persons who were on the outside wanting in to see the world premiere cf Republic's “Home in Okla-
Bill Turk said, “It is one of the most considerate audiences that I have ever helped work.”
One of the opening shots in the picture was made on both the Turner and Flying L ranches.
boma, starring Roy Rogers, king; Those who saw the opening and
those who will see the picture during the next three days will
of western motion pictures The doors of the McSwain theater were opened at 6:45 p.m. v .th the picture starting at 7:30 p m . and by the time the picture started flashing fast moving scenes across the screen the affair was a sellout.
‘Black Market’ price on tickets rose to S5 before the doors were even opened and there were several transactions at scalper which solo for 40 cents until last Saturday afternoon.
Three Stars Were Here
recognize many of the scenes and some of the people. Some are Oklahomans and not regular employees of Republic studios.
“Home in Oklahoma” was the title of a song being sung by the Sons of the Pioneers as the mo vie opened. The song is one o:r few writen to glorify a particular i state.
Famous Herefords Shown
Disarmament Proposals Are To Get Full Airing In U.N. Debates
on,™ « rrf* ner, , °/ten durinK tha picture. Here
Everything connected with the Turne^ranch^" ^‘I*™* K woria premiere of “Home In Ok- Most of th* shown.
Lahoma” tr pH to or, otYfco' Most of the cattI« scenes were
last rc-nu’V - Roy Rogers had to tak!" 00 the Flyin* U which has
make a flying trip to Hollywood I t’he ifatTfn H(ehrefords in
lo be at his wifes bedside during I *hnni ‘, 2 contests this year
an operation; Dale Evans tore a j ca°7on & ^ ^"and ^
ligament loose in her ankle and ‘Rickey.” the Hereford calf used
in the picture, died. George “Gabby' Hayes, hale and hearty as ever. got through without anything happening to him. But “the show* w?ent on”
As the crowd was moving into the McSwain theater, Manager
the place where hundreds of people heard and saw Roy Rogers for the first time. It was during the time of the Hereford Heaven Association tour that Rogers ar* rived in his area to start shooting scenes for “Home In Okla-
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Movie Stars Generously Give Two Full Shows For Ada Folk
Weather Continues Crossed Up Here, Spring, Not Fall
Temperature recordings here bear out the feeling that the seasons are crosesd up and that late spring is prevailing, instead of the
usual cold. rainy weather of mid-autumn.
Tuesday had a high reading of 81 and a night s low of 70 (more like summertime nights) and Wednesday followed with a maximum of 85 degrees and another low of 70.
Absence of rain is reflected in the .29 of an inch total shown for the first 30 days of the month, ac-, cording to W. E. Pitt, observer.
Bv The Associated Press
Spnng-like weather warmed the northeast today (Thursday) while most of the west shivered in a battle of weather fronts.
In New* York City, where the , mercury hit 79 yesterday for the j ^clcome when she warmest temperature for the date I Buttermilk Skies.”
Rogers Strums Guitar And Sings, Data Evans Sings And Gabby Hayes Talks
Those who attended the Ritz theater Wednesday night didn’t miss anything because the same stige show was presented at both places and to a capacity crowd both times. More than 1,600 persons bought tickets to the two t raters for the world premier of “Home In Oklahoma.”
Roy Rogers, the star of the picture and the principal figure in the stage show, told the movie gu rs that during his eight years j as a performer in western pie I es he had made 70 movies or an average of more than eight a year.
Rogers, Evans Sing
Rogers strummed his guitar and sang two numbers, one of which was “Sioux City Sue,” in which he substituted ‘Trigger and My Dog for You” in the place of “horse and dog for you.”
In his usual friendly manner, he talked straightforwardly to the audience and presented Dale Evans, who received a roaring
since the weather bureau began seeping records back in 1871, a high of between 75 and 80 was forecast for today.
It was shirt-sleeve weather, too, in such scattered points as Pittsburgh, Pa., and Portland. Me.
In the Utah mountains, how’-ever, searching parties pushed through waist-deep snow’ to rescue all but four of 33 snowbound persons. Two deer hunters remained isolated near Ogden and two others were stranded near Cee ar City.
Clearing skies apparently signaled an end to the two-day storm which swept several inter-mountain states and piled snowdrifts into Iowa.
Corrigan Admits He May Not Win Race
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 31.—UP) -—Douglas Corrigan conceded today that he may not be elected rrxt week to the U. S. senate as the prohibition party's candidate, bu? he will have had a lot of fun and have “done myself a lot of good ”
The man w ho made himself the nickname “Wrong Way” by flying away from New York—pre-s mably bound for Los Angeles— in July, 1938, and winding up in Dublin, Ireland, has been carrying on a one-man handbill campaign throughout much of Califon!: .
'I had 100.000 printed and I figure I ve handed out about 85,-090 of them personally.” he said,
T haven’t had any help from the prohibition party and I h via l been able to speak before such groups as service clubs because most of those fellows are democrats or republicans or vets md wont let a guy like me in.”
Gtbby Just Talks
George “Gabby” Hayes, who has been with Rogers for seven ’ ears and is one of the reasons the Roy Rogers movies click, talked about everything but himself, mostly about other stars.
Roy Turner and Bill Likin were asked for statements about tv e picture and they made identical remarks, “Home in Okla-home” is the greatest thing ever to come to Oklahoma and especially to Hereford Heaven.”
All of the stars,and people con-n icted with the World Premier offered high praise for the way the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local polio* cooperated in making the performance both in Ada and Ardmore successful.
The only -comment that Roy Rogers had on the Wednesday affair was, “It certainly is warm.” Hurry Back to Hollywood Hayes, who seldom makes personal appearances, said that it was a rare occasion for him, but still just a part of show business “It is so important to the exhibit t r that w»» cannot afford not to make a personal appearance when requested,” the ‘gabbiest’ man in Western pictures said..
The stars left an Oklahoma C tty airport at 4:30 p.m. Thursday en route to Hollywood where they will return to their respective jobs. Rogers wants to be with his wife for awhile, Dale Evans is waiting for a sprained ankle to heal and Hayes will start making preparations for another movie.
OKLAHOMA — Partly cloudy, cooler except Panhandle tonight and Friday; scattered showers central and east tonight.
Font's VA Office Closed Two Days
Gene Ford, local Veterans Administration contact representative will be out of town Friday and Saturday and his office will be closed for the two days, reopening Monday.
Ford will be attending a meeting of contact representatives in Oklahoma City for the two days.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 31.— ^—Assistant Attorney General Haskell Holloman will resign effective Tuesday to become Tillman county attorney, succeeding J. O. Counts who died Monday.
Rent Control Office Opens On
Friday Morning of This Week
H. W. Crawford Named Examiner in Charge Here; Office Has Information far Landlords, Tenants on Regulations
H. W. Crawford has been appointed examiner in charge of the Ada area office of the rent control administration which opens Friday morning, Nov. I, in the Norris-Hanev building, IOO block, West Main.
Strike idleness Already Ahead Of All of Pas! Year
By NORMAN WALKER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—(ZP)_
Strike idleness during the first nine months of 1946 exceeded by nearly three times the working time similarly lost in all of 1945, the previous record year.
Government figures which showed this today placed at 98,-
225.000 the number of man-days lost due to management-labor disputes during the January-through-September period.
For all of last year the total was 38,025,000. Earlier peaks were
?«kt25’000 in 1937’ 26,219,000 in 1927 and 23,048,000 in 1941.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which compiled the figures, said the number of strikes and lockouts for the first nine months of this year totaled 3,575, compared with 3,784 for all of 1945.
The reason for the big jump in man days lost, officials said, is that postwar strikes have been bitter and for keeps, hence extended for longer periods. During the war walkouts generally were small, spontaneous tind quickly settled.
BLS didn’t begin keeping its present type of strike statistics until 1927, so no comparison is possible between the postwar year 1946 and the postwar year 1919 on the basis of man days of work lost.
However, in 1919, BLS says there were 4,160,000 workers involved in strikes. The figure this year may surpass that mark because for the first nine months
8 5^ *nvo*ved was 3>~
_T£is is a difference of only
355.000 struck workers but there were 535,000 on strike for the single month of September, principally due to the maritime and New York trucking strikes, now largely settled.
Crawford’s appointment is announced by Charles B. Carden, district OPA rent executive.
He resides at 511 East Eighth, is an Ada man who is back after four years service in the navy.
The office opens Friday morning at 8 o’clock.
Landlords, who will begin registering their rental units November 15, are invited to visit the office and there to find the information they will need to have to move smoothly into the rent control setup.
The Ada office also will administer rent controls for Seminole and Garvin counties.
From Nov. I on, Carden says, no landlord may charge more for rent on housing units than he charged on July I, 1945, which is the rental ‘freeze date.’
Landlords must register every rental unit—house, flat, cabin or room—which is rented, report all changes of tenancy.
The local office will be ready to explain, too, the procedure for establishing rent ceilings for a artments or houses that are to be rented in coming months that have not in the past been rented.
(Infantry Unit Here Is SIHI Growing
Still Hat Number Of Ratings Open For Eligibles
Wednesday night, members of the 180th Infantry, Company C, National Guard unit met again. Captain John D. Lucas announces that many ratings are still open.
Anyone between the ages of 18 md 35 is eligible to join, and if ie was in the service, any branch, under certain conditions he can retain the same rank in the guards he held in the service.
The unit meets every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Ada armory on North Broadway The pay ranges from $2.50 to $5.50 per night, according to rank.
Executive officers are Captain John D. Lucas, and Second Lieutenants Robert K. Ball, William J. Tribbey and Lawrence C. Mc-3room. There are at present 20 members of the guard and it is growing rapidly.
If there is any special branch of ■he infantry that would be preerred such as mess cook, rifle platoon, supply work, truck driver, etc., openings are still available in most of them. For x>ys who are planning to enter .he service, this national guard braining would be very helpful rn securing rank when they do enter.
Watson Sentenced, Kicked Old of Army
Major Gats Prison Tarot For Fart in Handling Stolen Hasta Jewelry
TI ’ Germai»y. Oct.
31 <A*)—Ma]. David F. Watson was sentenced to three years imprisonment and dismissal from the U. S. Army today upon his conviction on charges of conspirer and receiving stolen property m connection with the $1 -
theft°° Kronber* castle jewel
** was the second conviction in the case of the stolen Hesse f*™\y Jewels WAC Captain Kathleen Nash Durant was sentenced earlier to five years imprisonment. Her husband and Watson s commanding officer, trial Durant, is awaiting
Col. John Harlan Amen. Watson s attorney, had asked the U. S. military court for an acquittal on the contention that the Burlingame. Calif , officer “had no intent to steal.”
The court of IO colonels began its deliberations after hearing the chief prosecutor. Lf. Col. James Gleason, demand a conviction, charging that Watson was “playing for big stakes,” and fully realized he was taking a Punishment if apprehen-
Watson’s attorneys had based their three-day defense upon attempts to show that high-ranking officers, including a general had shared valuables found in Kronberg castle and that Watson thus saw nothing wrong in his own actions.
to hea^President Tru™a" named TVA chairman, David Lilienthal, fo succeed £om.m.ltte« and aPP°lnted Gordon Clapp, general manager of TVA,
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CHICAGO, Oct. 31—(A*)—David Ruge, 16, pleading guilty in criminal court to charges of attempted extortion by threat, told Judge Charles E. Byrne he demanded $5,000 in the extortion note because he wanted plastic surgery to change his face.
“The boys in the school made life miserable for my by calling ‘monkey face’ and ‘ape’” Ruge told Judge Qyrne yesterday.
MIAMI. Fla.. Oct. 31—<•*»> A
the midtown section of Miami flared like a torch last night, burned one unidentified man to death, left 125 persons homeless, and injured four others.
New Heads Installed, Parking Meters Functioning Properly
The parking peters are working again.
But don’t think something is wrong if you find a red ticket on your car and a little time left on the meter.
Chances are a policeman paid for that timet The police have been instructed to put a penny in the meter before giving a red ticket, the • penny testing the meter to prove it is working.
Because of trouble that developed in the first parking meter heads, new heads — the working parts of the meters—have been installed and almost all of the
meters are 'in working condition again.
Like any other piece of machinery, there are still mechanical disorders that develop without warning leaving the meters out of working condition.
It is to check whether or not a meter is working that the policemen insert the coins. There hav< been a few kicks about there sti] being some white left on th< meters, but that white is then because a member of tile polici force has inserted a coin to chee] the working condition of th< meter.
Truman Won’t Ad Quickly
Takes Cotton Situation Un-dor Advisement, No Immediate .Government Action Expected
By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31—<*>)_ President Truman took the cotton price situation “under advisement” today, but White House secretary Charles G. Ross said he expects no immediate government action.
Ross said at a news conference that the matter is being studied both by Mr. Truman and reconversion director John R. Steel-man.
ppening quotations on the principal cotton exchanges this morning rebounded sharply from the levels which prevailed prior to the suspension of trading yesterday.
Earlier, Rep. Sparkman (D-Ala) had predicted some government move posibly by nightfall.
Up To Truman. Steelman
Ross said he did not know what action may be taken, adding that is up to Mr. Truman and Steelman.
Before the cotton exchanges resumed trading after yesterday’s shut down, Sparkman told a reporter he expected Steelman to wipe out a 120-day limitation on advance pricing by mills of finished cotton goods.
As major cotton exchanges made ready to resume trading after an emergency shutdown yesterday, Sparkman told a reporter he expects Stabilization Director John R. Steelman to wipe out a 120-day limitation oh advance pricing by mills of fin ished cotton goods.
The cotton state lawmaker also said, after conferring with Steel man, that price controls on cot ton textiles may be abolished. But he added:
“In don’t consider decontrol as important as removal of the 120 day limitation.”
Sparkman said Steelman plans to confer with President Truman today on the cotton situation.
“I feel certain there will be quick action,” the Alabaman asserted. It’s likely to come today.” Exchanges Reopening
Cotton exchanges in New York, New Orleans and Chicago announced last night that they would reopen for business today. They halted trading suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday—for the third time in two weeks—in an effort to check the price skid that has sent the staple down as much as $50 a bale.
Sparkman quickly arranged a conference with Mr. Truman and later quoted the chief executive as saying it is “the purpose of the government to do everything possible to stabilize the cotton market.”
He added that the president was mapping “plans for action.”
In the wake of these develep-ments, Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okla.) of the senate agriculture committee announced in Oklahoma City that he had asked Mr. Truman to eliminate immediately all OPA controls over cotton mills and the textile trade “in order to restore confidence in the cotton industry and to stabilize cotton prices.’.’
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Lewis Wins First Round With Government Anxious to Avoid Strike by Big Pay Concessions
By HAROLD W. WARD
WASHINGTON, Oct 31—(AP)-John L. Lewis appeared certain today to emerge from his fight with the government a bigger winner than ever.
With Lewis still holding the whip hand—backed by the tacit but nonetheless real threat of another strike by his 400,-000 soft coal miners—all signs point to eventual new government concessions in the negotiations scheduled to start tomorrow.
Whether a walkout will intr! * vene remains to be seen, but here are the signposts that say the United Mine Workers’ chief in the end will get at least part of what he wants.
1. Lewis apparently has won the first round — getting the government to talk higher wages with him.
The officials who are going to negotiate with him — Secretary of Interior J. A. Krug and Navy Capt. N. H. Collissonn, federal coal mines administrator — still i haven t agreed to reopen the present contract, but they say they are willing to discuss anything that is on Lewis’ mind.
.•Others in the administration side with Lewis in his contention that the pact can be reopened on IO days notice and ended in 30 days. Lewis started the ball rolling October 21.
2. The government is anxious to avert a coal strike in November, with winter’s chill approaching. And the administration is well aware of what would happen under the miners’ historic no-contract no^work stand should Lewis cancel the agreement on schedule, November 20.
Moreover, any move to invoke the jail penalties of the Smith-Connally war labor disputes act against Lewis in the event of a walk-out might only prolong the controversy because of the unswerving manner in which the miners always have stood behind their chief.
3. Top administration advisers acknowledge that they are searching for a satisfactory pay concession to Lewis — yet oni which would not upset the labor-management apple cart and set a pattern for other union demands.
In other words. Lewis has indicated clearly that a strike for higher pay may occur — even during government operation — and the government has just as clearly indicated it wants to avoid one. The answer seems certain, therefore, to be: pay concessions for the miners.
Indians ol County Reelect Officials Of Confederation
Members of the Pontotoc county Choctaw-Chickasaw’ Indian Confederation Wednesday afternoon reelected officers: Eli P. Goforth, president: Abijah Colbert, vicepresident, and Jerry Folsom, sec-retary-treasurer.
Goforth was selected to attend on Nov. 6 the meeting of the American Indian Congress at Oklahoma City, in which 52 tribes will be represented.
This is the organization greatly responsible for passage of
Placed On U. N. Agenda
Franco Spain Also to Be Discussed; Arms Discussion to Toke Up Whole Question
By MAX HARRELSON
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 -^-Soviet Russia’s proposals for world ; ms reduction were assured a full airing in the United Nations a ;embly when the 14-nation general committee decided today to include the disarmament ques-t .1 in the assembly’s agenda.
The committee agreed unanimously to send the armaments issue to the 51-nation assembly aid to have it referred immediately to the assembly's political committee.
The proposal to put the question on the agenda was offered by British Delegate Philip J. Joel-Baker as soon as the general (Steering) committee met at 9 a m. (CST).
“I accept the proposal of the representative of the United Kingdom.” said Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishinsky.
Will Debate Franco Questioa
The committee also voted to include the controversial Spanish question on the assembly agenda for full debate of the charges against the Franco regime.
Committee action on the arms issue was confined to the Soviet proposals, but it was taken for granted that once they came up the debate would embrace all arms proposals including demands by the United States that adequate inspection and enforcement measures he adopted along with any limitation action.
These safeguards were expected to nrovide the issue over which the major powers would clash when the debate finally started.
Can’t Have Secret Armament
Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov seeks to reduce arms and ( it law atomic weapons by agreement, but Warren R Austin, chief of the U S delegation, declared last night that the United Nations must go beyond that to guard against secret armament.
There still was no indication what position Britain would take on the Soviet proposals themselves. hut it was regarded likely that she would back U. S. demands for an inspection system, since that has been the British position in the controversy over atomic control.
Austin later said definitely that the United States would offer cr ^create inspection proposals when the political committee started work on the arms question
Acting on a five-nation tie-r md, the Steering committee cl ided to place the long-fought issue of F anco Spain on the assembly agenda and send it to the political committee for action.
The move followed a 30-minute cushion on a motion by Dmitri
bill setitng up an Indian claims j _____________
commission that is intended to i Manuilsky, Uranian foreign min-clean up many years of lagging j *slpr- that the case go directly to work on disposing of Indian thc fl°or without passing through
claims against the government.
It had been planned to consider a petition asking for per capital distribution of several hundred thousands of dollars of Choctaw-and Chickasaw funds held by the interior department.
However, it W’as reported Wednesday that the department policy has not been conducted along the lines planned, and so Goforth will check up while at Oklahoma City on possibilities of working toward a change in that policy.
Oscar Chapman, assistant to the secretary of the interior, will be at the Oklahoma Citv meeting and tribal officials will seek, rn conference with him, to have the coal-asphalt lands sale deed farther along toward completion.
committee. He finally withdrew h s proposal in the face of opposition from Vishinsky, Noel-Baker and Austin.
The request that the issue be made a separate item on the agenda came in a letter from the delegations of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark. Norway and Venezuela in which these countries declared that “the attitude o' the United Nations towards the regime in Spain is of great concern to members of the United Nations.”
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CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS COUNTY TAX ROLL EXEMPT
OKLAHOMA CITY. Oct. 31 (ZP)—District Judges A. P. Van Meter and Lewis Morris ruled yesterday that charitable institutions are exempt from county tax rolls.
The rulings were made in a I
Surplus Buildings Al FL Sill lo Go
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 31 — (>P>—Col. Henry Hutchings, Jr., southwestern division engineer has announced that approximately 1.400 surplus army buildings will be placed on sale at Fort I Sill beginning Nov. 18.
Colonel Hutchings said more I than 300 buildings would be; placed on sale on the opening; day with similar sales to be held each week until all the buildings are sold.
All of the buildings are of temporary frame construction
case appealed by Cragin Smith, ____^ _______
from an equal]- Hutchings said, and most of them * • board decision. The proper- may be moved intact. Others are
ty involved was the YMCA building, YWCA building, Baptist book store building and the site of a proposed office building owned by the Baptist General Convention. and St. Anthony's hospital, all in Oklahoma City.
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suitable for salvage for critically- 1 needed materials, he added.
Sale of the buildings wiil be on a bid basis, but holders of HH priorities will have preference in purchasing the structures
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Th’ cotton farmers raised heck accusal’ OPA o’ holdin* th’ price o’ cotton down— they helpt^i kill it an’ th' goose that layed th’ golden egg, an now blame th’ Democrats fer th* $60.00-a-bale drtfp!
Th’ best thing fer a couple
t do is kiss an’ make up—an* in doin’ so th’ husband alius gits plenty o’ make-up.