Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 30, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma
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Member: \udit Bureau of CirculationTHE ADA EVENING NEWS
43rd Year—So. IUADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1946
HYK CENTS THE COPYAGGRESSIVE WAR IS CRIME, COURT HOLDS
VFW Posh OI Does Anyone
. Kl Know of It?
Stale Plan Work Ahead
Meet Here Sunday, Name Two Adans to Offices; Scout Presented Scholarship
Dozens of People Heard Explosion Saturday Night, No One Knows What It Was
ep e&enUtivcs of almost every J d Le: ans of foreign Wars post in me state were present Sunday at a meeting here to discuss business c*f the state organization of the past quarter and to map out plans for the next three months,
I , A, . . • 41 „ si on took place next door, but he
rd of i v4 ook pax e * soon learned that it didn’t.
Those persons who called reported that it was on High School or Belmont avenues, but it apparently happened some distance to the east.
A resident of South Highland said that he heard the explosion and thought it was to the south and west of his place.
Police will welcome any information pertaining to the blast.
for the next
rn addition to reports made on the national encampment at Boston lc>: month.
Heading the group of officials attending the affair here was W. F Carter. Ponca City. department cc romancer.
All contact Veteran Administrate m officers form Muskogee and Oklahoma City in addition to Gene F
discussions at the business conference.
Next Encampment at Tulsa
It was voted on and passed that the next department encampment will be held in Tulsa, June 7, 8 ana 9. 1947.
Dr. Charles F. Spencer was elected to head the Department of Patriotic Instruction, which was left vacant after the resignation of Alex Wilson of Muskogee. Wesley Jones was appointed to be one of the organization's representatives to the State Department of Welfare.
Scout Blair Honored
Wallace Blair, son of Mr. and Mrs Lester Blair, Ada. Route 5, was presented a $500 scholarship that went with a gold medal for his part rn saving his .scoutmaster, Otis Stockton, while swimming several months ago.
The modal was presented by Martin Claik. Pontotoc district chairman, and the award was from the Arbuckle Area Council of Boy Scouts.
Blair was a leader in FFA work and classwork while in Vanoss High school and w as also a Scout leader. He is reported to be the
rh Scout in the United States receiving this honor this year and the award given him is the 17th such award to be given.
More than IOO VFW delegates find 128 VFW auxiliary delegates atter: led tile affair, which started earl) Sunday morning and ended late the same afternoon.
Police and residents of the ! south part of Ada Monday morning were still wandering what exploded about 11:30 o’clock Saturday night, but no information was available and nothing could be found that had exploded.
The explosion could be heard town and more than two dozen residents called the police station, The News office and the fire station requesting information about the noise.
Members of the police force spent more than three hours Saturday night looking for something that might have exploded and at the same time many residents were questioned about it.
Each time a resident of the south part of town was questioned, it was reported it apparently wasn’t far away.
One fellow thought the explo-
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FLOOD PROVES PROFITABLE FOR BOYS: These San Antonio, Texas boys took advantage of the recent flood in that city in which many cars were stalled by the high water, to turn the disaster into a profitable enterprise for themselves as they pushed the cars from a flooded downtown San Antonio street for a $1.00 per car charge with plenty of clients.—(NEA Telephoto).
Eisenhower Is Hopeful
Says Too Much Pessimism, Thai International Cooperation Is Growing
Maritime and Pill Strikes Now In Government Hands
Bv The Associated Tress
Hopes for settlement of two cr pp mg .strikes -one threatened and one a week old rested in the government's hands today.
The threatened .strike involved
Everybody Has Fun As Round-Uppers Try Rodeo Contests
More than 600 persons attended the Ada Round-up Club sponsored amateur rodeo at the Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon to see almost every member participate in the various events. Prize money given winners of the various events totaled $1.58, and everybody—contestants and spectators shared in the fun.
Floyd K. Underhill W'as the I wanner of first prize in the calf | roping contest w ith Marvin Bai nes in second place just eight ; seconds slower. Underhill roped and tied his calf in 46 seconds while Barnes was timed at 54.
Ruby Kitchel won first place in the girl’s bending races and Christine Lacey was second. There were nine entries in this contest.
Virgil Manahan won the men’s bending races and Mancel Brooks was second. James Adair won the boot race and C. O. Winters was
The girls’ flag races contest was won by Josephine Allred and
Ruth Minton was second.
Marvin Barnes won first in the
relay races and second in the musical chair race while Ernie Knif-fin was second in the relay and I George Parr ish took first in the I musical chair event.
Under bdl won the wild
Don't Split Those Notes
Uncle Sam Charges Trio With Splitting Federal Reserve Notes Here
King Demands Retraction
mo TTtaxrPrnt* tmimrs, wtnrn I cnucrnm wfon me wild cow fi* e served notice they w ill walk milking contest and was timed at off ti e lob a* midnight tonight 23 seconds while Marvin Barnes if no agreement is reached on their demands for higher wages and other benefits.
The ether dispute has tied up electric power in Pittsburgh, the nation s tenth largest city, for a week. The government has as-s.gned federal eounciliators to join with representatives of the Duquesne Light Co. and n independent un;on of 3,500 employes ■ in ar. immediate and continuous*
negotiating session until an agreement is reached.
The maritime walkout would be the second shipping strike in less than a month. Earlier in Sep-tember. ^Jr L and CIO seamen’s unions tied up most of the shinning industry for IT da vs. The walkout set for midnight. howr-ever. involves three unions. The CIO ♦ ngmeers and the AFL mates v Von are seeking 30 and 25 Dei cert wage boosts plus union seniority clauses. The west coast. CIO Longshoremen’s union, headed b\ Harry Bridges, is asking a A ".-cent hourly pav boost for Pacif e stevedores .as well as w o r * : r - safety guarantees. In Washington, negotiations were deadlocked over union security demands.
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was winning second with a time of 37 seconds.
Josephine Allred and Christine Lacey were the only entries in the pony race; no prize money was awarded in this event.
The water bucket race was w?on by Underhill and Minton was second. E. Manuel was the winner of the men’s flag race and Underhill was second.
The “spear the ring’ contest honors went to Barnes and Ed Hunter. Underhill won the garment race and Brooks was second.
Related Training Classes for Vets
Start Organizing Tuesday Night; Required This Year For In-Training Vets
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All veterans engaged in ‘in training’ work are reminded that this year it is required that each take at least IOO hours of related
Lawrence, addressing I, Tuesday night of tills week, at
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and decision will be made on what others are needed. * KINGFISHER. Sept. 30 — T - Classes will opened in typing, Cnecks tataling $1.429 75 were i bookkeeping and fundamentals of
mailed ex: ibitors of the recent electricity. The more veterans at-Kmgfis f r county fair. Fair (tend the Tuesday night meeting. Board Treasurer L. J. Cunning- J. B. Watters, in charge, said arr. announced. This year 10 9l Monday, the more rapidly addin', ore exhibitors than last year.
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tional classes and subjects can be arranged.
Such related training is required from now on if the intraining veteran is to get his sub-j sistence checks.
As there are more than 400 vet-I erans in Pontotoc county taking I such training, the related class i work field promises to develop into a sizeable night school pro-j gram.
tonight I This related training was not
OKLAHOMA — Fair and Tuesday ; warmer Tuesday | required last year but three classed west and north portions to- i es were completed then after the right j program was inaugurated here.
BERLIN, Sept. 30.™ (ZP) — Gen. Eisenhower, back in Berlin where the Big Four pourers are cooperating in running occupied Germany, said today that there was “too much pessimism in the world about international relations .and too much discounting of progress that is being made.”
“We have evidence here,” he told a news conference, “that international cooperation is not a dead issue in the world, but something that is growing and will continue to grow.”
As he spoke, Eisenhower was flanked by Gen. Joseph T. Mc-Narney, commander of U. S. forces in Europe, and Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Clay, deputy American military governor.
During his stay in Frankfurt Eisenhower made a special flight to Luxembourg, where he placed a wreath of red roses on the grave of “my old friend” Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. The U. S. commander was enthusiastically received by the populace, who lined the streets to greet him.
Can’t Visit All Places Lt. Gen. John C. H. Lee, U. S. commander in the Mediterranean theater, told newsmen yesterday the chief of staff had abandoned plans for visiting Austria and then Italy on this trip. The plans had called for Eisenhower to go to Vienna Oct. 15.
Eisenhower told the news conference he had not definitely decided to cancel the proposed visits, but that “I doubt I’ll be able to visit all the places I want to” because of prior commitments in Britain.
Speaking of the world situation. he said:
“After all, the world has just completed the greatest global war in history. Whole economics have been disrupted. People have been worried about the future, about their own personal futures. Possibly only a few leaders in t h e world are thinking clearly.
“Yet I come back here and hear that the Allied control council is still meeting amicably. It is not* in a tomcat and bulldog atmosphere, but is honestly trying to do a goob job. That is a very encouraging sign, amid all this pessimistic talk.
“So I think we can look forward to the future with more optimism than is reflected in our more pessimistic statements at home.
No Need to Despair
“We should not despair. Every intelligent man in the world knows that civilization cannot stand another war. I personally think we are making progress in the other direction and that every fighting soldier feels that, by education, we are progressing toward a point where men of my profession will be permanently out of a job.”
Eisenhower acknowledged that the Allied control council still was deadlocked on the issue of German economic unity, but commented that “at least a start has been made” in the merger of the British and American zones. Approves Occupation Policies “I have noted the atmosphere of productive activity in the fields and cities,” he said.
He said that the American policy of giving the Germans responsibility to run their own affairs under military supervision was “paying dividends.”
He said that new policies to be published soon would grant the Gorman press a greaser degree of freedom.
The chief of staff praised the work of the American press in covering the occupation in general.
“Although in the early days it
Charges have been filed in federal court against three Adans following their arrest Friday. They are alleged to have split several federal reserve notes.
John B. Osborn, agent in charge of U. S. Secret Service in Oklahoma City, was in Ada Saturday morning investigating the incident.
The thing that the three are charged with is not a simple process. They are alleged to have taken a $20 bill, splitting it down the middle, leaving two $20 bills. To make the splitting process less conspicuous, a $1 bill was split in the same manner and pasted to the $20 bill.
The three being held include Paul Andrew Faulknerberry, 25, his wife, Billie Jean Faulkenber-ry, 16, and Lee Roy Blankenship, 17.
Officers have no idea of how many such bills were passed in Ada, but evidence has been found in at least two cases.
It is reported that one of the three persons purchased some whiskey from an Ada man and gave him the currency that had been worked over. The person who sold the whiskey is alleged to have reported the incident to officers.
Charges against the three Adans were filed Mend .y and they will be taken to Federal court at Muskogee for healing.
Grand Jury Indicts Benjamin F. Fields
WASHINGTON. Sept 30 (ZP) A federal grand jury today in- j dieted Benjamin F. Fields, Wash- I ington broker in surplus war j goods, on charges of failing to | produce records requested by the house surplus property committee. Fields formerly lived in Oklahoma.
The case was presented to the grand jury after the committee had cited Fields for contempts as result of 'adure to submit details oA the dispition of) a $4,442 profit on a $12,936 deal in surplus wire screening.
Fields said at the time he had given the committee all the information available to him.
The indictment named Fields on two counts, charging that he had not appeared with the requested records on Aug. 14 or on the following day.
Admiral Insists Committee Take Back Criticism on Pcfrt in Canol Project
By WILLIAM T. PEACOCK
WASHINGTON, Sept 30.—bp) —Admiral Ernest J. King demanded that the senate war investigating committee retract its criticism of him in connection with the joint chiefs of staff 1943 recommendation for completion of the Canol project.
King was the wartime chief of naval operations.
He read to the committee a statement in which he declared that in “justice and fair play” the committee should “publicly correct the injustice which you have publicly done me.”
In its fifth annual report, filed Sept. I, the committee said that King as a member of the joint chiefs of staff (army and navy) had recommended completing the $134,000,000 oil-highwav project in Canada despite a stand by then Secretary of tho Navy Knox that it should be dropped.
King told the committee*that he considered the report also “to impute to me individual responsibility” for the chiefs of staff’s decision.
He called this both “technically incorrect and morally unjust.” As for the stand of Knox in 1943 on the question of completing the efforts to develop an oil field in northwestern Canada, King declared:
“Your statement .which implies that I took action as a member of the joint chiefs of staffs at variance with the official position of the secretary of the navy, is not supported by any evidence available to me nor to you.” •
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (ZP) The United States government, in a formal protest today, accused Yugoslavia of “disregard” of Allied military regulations in Trieste and of spreading “mischev-ous propaganda.’’
In a note over the signature of Undersecretary Will Clayton, the State Department acknowledged that American military authorities in Venezia Giulia had detained six Yugoslav soldiers on
Sept. 9 and said they were found
carrying hand grenades concealed in their clothing contrary to regulations.
The soldiers, about whom the Yugoslavia government protested. have since been released.
The note, one of a number between the two governments on
various incidents, informed Yugoslavia that the arrest had been investigated by an American unitary board of officers which found that the action was “justified.”
♦ It added that this government “is confident that if Yugoslav military personnel in zone A (the Anglo-American zone of occupation) will evince an attitude of loyal cooperation toward their allied, comrades in arms in Venezia Giulia, they will meet with a most full and friendly response on the part of American military personnel.”
I’. S. Resents Charges “At the same time,” the note added, “this govorrknent desires the Yugoslav government to know that it resents the charges (that Allied military authorities took no steps in this matter and ; that they inspired a small ‘fascist’ press to give a small ‘false’ ae-I count of the incident, and that it 1 rejects these charges as mischiev-jous propaganda without any 1 foundation in fact.”
I The arrested six soldiers were
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October Draft Has Higher Quota, No Age Group Changes
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(ow Killed Bul Students Unhurt
East Centrales Returning
From Oklahoma City When
Car Meets Cow
A report from Oklahoma City has it that seven East Central students returning to school from that city Sunday night were unhurt but that the cow involved in a collision with their automobile was killed. The car was damaged some.
Fred Lyle Matthews, 21, was reported to be driving and the accident occurred about 3*2 miles east of Midwest City.
And—no one yet has found out just who the cow belonged to.
Bv EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. »’>
—Tin* army called on Selective Service today for an October draft quota of 35.000 men, up 10.000 from September.
There was no change in the agt* group to be called — 19 through 29.
The draft quota was raised without explanation on the heels of war department orders to speed tin* release of some 300,000 non-volunteer * nlisted men.
Officials said, however, the army would effect savings in money and gain in efficiency by discharging men who had only a few weeks or months t»» serve and replacing them with recruits who under the extended draft law must serve 18 months.
Volunteer enlistments, meanwhile, continued to excel d advance estimates. In the first two weeks of September 23,239 signed up for the regular army—nearly as many as has been expected for the full month.
I Selective Service headquarters said reports from local boards indicate the September draft quota of 25.000 was met, chiefly with ; men between 19 and 23. And of-| ficials predicted the increased October demand likewise will oe fulfilled, provided army ohvsical 1 standards “are not applied too strictly.”
Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, national draft director, has estimated the 19-throuph-29 manpower pool at 155 000 men. bat has forecast difficulties in filling quotas after October.
Reading of Judgment Indicates 22 Nazi Ringleaders Ta Be Convicted; Final Verdicts and Sentences Tuesday
Four Organizations Cleared of Being Criminal Organizations But SS, SD, Gestapo, Leadership Corps Convicted
By WES GALLAGHER and THOMAS A. REEDY
NUERNBERG, Sept. 30.—(AP)—The International Military tribunal declared today that the initiation of war “is the supreme crime.” and indicated strongly that 22 nazi ringleaders it has tried on war crimes charges over the last IO months would be convicted—as charged—of conspiring to commit that crime.
Final verdicts and sentences will be delivered tomorrow, when the tribunal concludes the reading of its 100,000-word judgment on the evidence presented by prosecutors for Britain, France, Russia and the United States since the trial began on Nov. 20, 1945. ,
The tribunal described as “quite overwhelming” the evidence adduced on the four main counts in the indictment, and while naming no names in the early stages, ruled that aggressive war is a crime, that conspiracies existed to wage aggressive war, and that war Climes and crimes against humanity had been committed.
---* It acquitted the German general staff and high command, the S. A. (Brownshirt^) and the Reich cabinet of charges that they were criminal organizations, but “certain groups” of the leadership corps, the SS (elite guards the SD (a department which operated a spy system) and the Gestapo were convicted on that charge.
Defendants Expect Death Before the reading of the judgment was an hour and a half under way. Hermann Gocring. once the No. 2 Nazi, virutally conceded that he was on the way to the gallows by telling defense lawyers:
“I did not expect that they would go through all this to kill
Most of the defendants appeared reconciled to the belief they Would bi* condemned to death.
The tribunal rejected flatly the plea of some of the defendants that their acts had been committed under orders from Adolf Hitler.
“Hitler could not make aggressive war by himself: he had to have the cooperation of German military leaders, diplomats, and business,” the judgment laid. “With ttie knowledge of hi. aims they gave their cooperation and made themselves party to the plan he had initiated. That they were assigned to their tasks by a dictator does not absolve them from their responsibility for the:.* acts.”
Formal Judgments Tuesday
Goer mg aud his 29 colleagues (Mat tin Dorm.mn was tried in Absentia) sat grim and silent as the court unfolded the long opinion, which is to be climaxed tomorrow by formal judgments against the surviving leaders of the Nazi regime and the sentencing.
Despite its acquittal of the three Nazi organizations, the lr.-
Peace Group Will Write Declaration On Danube Shipping
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Nearly Half of Air Force Surplus Sold Since V-J Day
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By JOSEPH DYNAN
P.4RIS, Sept. 30.—(ZP)—A peace conference commission decided over Russian objection today to write a declaration on Danube river shipping into the forthcoming peace treaties with Balkan states after U. S. Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg urged a clause guaranteeing freedom of trade on the vital inland waterway.
The vote, in the Balkans economic commission, was nine to five along the usual east west I lines of division. It foreshadowed ! probable adoption of a French amendment, supported bv l>oth the United States and Britain, which would establish freedom of navigation as a principle binding upon Romania, and would require a conference of Riparian states, plus the Big Four, to apply the I principle within six months from the time the treaty takes effect. J Vandenberg Opens Drive I Vandenberg opened the United I States’ campaign in the Balkan economic commission on one of the most controversial issues remaining before the treaty con- I ' clave.
His statement drew' immediate , support from Britain’s Gladwyn J ebb Echoing Russia's position Tnt the issue. Yugoslav Delegate I Stanoje Sinuc declared that peace treaties were not the place to establish a regime for the river.
Tracing the history of international agreements over the last enturv to assure free navigation the Danube. Vandenberg declared. “the world is entitled to know that its peacemakers are at least holding their own and not slipping hack into darker ages.” Time To Decide
The senator .submitted a new' projected text supported by both Britain and America. Previously the two nations had -greed on ail proposed Danubian clauses xcept the makeup of a conference to write a permanent statute for the stream.
Vandenberg said the Danube could not prosper divided into “watertight compartments” by “various uncoordinated, restrictive and discriminatory administrations,” and declared, “if w*> intend that th** Danube shall resume freedoms heretofore established and shall develop in peace and progress, we must say so now.”
He told the commission the United States had a direct temporary interest in the Danube because of American occupation zones in Austria and Germany and a broader long range interest because “avoiding international-made barriers which invite discrimination and friction” was important to peace.
GUTHRIE. Sept 30. CP—; County Agent Harold Casey estimates livestock and dairy income together with crop sales returned Logan county farmers more than $5,090,000 in 1946.
Current crops set an all-time record for production, Casey said. While the number of county farms has steadily declined, av- j crago acreage increased from
buna I warned that members cf those groups still could be prosecuted for individual war crimes, and added that the evidence against some members of the high command and general staff was “clear and convincing.”
Prosecution of the high command had been one of the most controversial points in the indictment.
Grins Soon Fade
A packed courtroom watched the defendants file in singly. Most of them were smiling when they
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By Hob Rlaalu. J*
The Army Air Forces have disposed of nearly half the surp*us property on hand when the war ended, according to estimates by Air Materiel Command officials at Wright Field, Ohio. Chart above indicates amounts on value, quantity and amount of storage space retd for surplus goods It is expected that job will be about finished, with surplus disposal on a peacetime level, by June, 1947.
177 6 1945.
acres in 1940 to 198 9 in’
GOODWELL. Sept. 30 V The No Man’s Land historical so- i cietv will meet at Panhandle I A&M college here Oct. 7. with I old timers from Beaver, Texas j and Cimarron counties in attend- I a nee.
Uncle Lit Bark, who recently attended a reunion o* ’is wife’s family, says they're all gittin’ along extra well these days nearly half o’ em re on speak in’ terms.
Ther* ain't any two people that enjoy con venin' with each other like th' ones who v** jest got the r new false teeth