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Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Newspaper) - September 07, 1953, Ardmore, OklahomaHe wicked Flea m i h in. I a Southern Oklahoma a greatest newspaper by s. W. B. Contrast 60th year no. 270 established october 28, 1891 Ardmore Oklahoma monday september 7, 1953 12 pages Price 5� on labor Day above All other Days surely it is Wise to compare the lot of american working i people with those of other lands Lunder other forms of government. James Marlow associated press special writer touches on this sub eject most aptly in a discussion re pleased today. In View of the constant talk of i communist influence in the realms a of american workers it sems important to repeat what Marlow has to say. Maybe it will give us a better insight into the difficult situation in which the world is today and of the strange smaller dangers which hover Over Ali of us. Writes Marlow Nineteen years ago Joseph Stalin said a equalization in the sphere of demands and personal life is reactionary Petty Bourgeois nonsense worthy of a primitive and ascetic sect and not of a socialist society organized in a marxian this was a Way of saying that in the soviet society which was supposed to be classless because everyone was equal there would be Many classes. Or As George Orwen put it in his Quot animal farm a everyone would be equal but some would be More equal than others. In the soviet society not everyone would draw the same kind of pay a be Able to live in the same i kind of House or afford the same kind of food or clothes. The re awards a Man got for his work de i Pended on the kind of work he did which meant How useful he i was to the communist Pany which i ran the government. Thus a physicist working on the i atom bomb or an artist or a movie i director could have a House in the f country and Raybe a car and serv ants but a factory worker had to squeeze into one room with his wife and two Hudren. While today a labor Day speeches emphasized the importance and Economy Progress of american workers they were at the same time sometimes without mention Linig it emphasizing the difference i Between the positions of american land soviet workers and the roles which labor unions play or Are permitted to play in the two coun Itria. A a new refinery equipment is put in use Ben Franklin has completed enormous remodelling Effort capacity doubled Ben Franklin refinery which has been in the process of extensive expansion and improvement for More than two years officially marked the end of its repair program sunday morning at 1 05 of clock. At that hour the Plant put the first of the several huge catalytic cracking units it has installed into operation and pushed Forward with plans to set the entire new equipment in service in a week or ten More Days. Dick Horner superintendent of the Plant said that firing of the big unit sunday morning was the grand Climax of the Lon and tedious process of renovation which has been under Way. He explained that there is much left to be done such painting landscaping and labor Day Road Jam spells death to eleven in state and in any contrast of this kind Lothing stands Oul More ironically to Ian the role of communists in the american labor movement. Here a worker can quit his Job and shop around for another or if he a Lazy can stall on his Job until the Boss finds out and sacks him. Then he can go Job Hunting elsewhere. Two years ago Vladimir Gsovski chief of the foreign Law Section of the Library of Congress published a report on the condition of russian workers which said among other things a inefficiency involves not Only loss of material benefits and possible loss of Job but prosecution in the courts As Well. Workers Are subject to penalties imposed by managers for a loafing on the jobs and to court action for absenteeism and unauthorized quitting of the in this country a Union can bargain freely with an owner for the highest wage a Plant will Bear and even strike to obtain its demands. In Russia a strike is unthinkable according to the communist theory the government owns All industries. All Plant managers Are employees of the government. So Are the workers. But everything in Russia including the plants belongs to the people. Therefore a worker who struck would be striking not Only against the government but against his own property. Since a strike is unthinkable under this kind of reasoning a strike became not a strike but sabotage. A worker who led his Fellows off a Job would not be prosecuted for striking but for sabotage. Because the communist party is the government the. Communists can make the theory a reality by being in a position to impose the penalties. Itie penalties Are drastic. A a this makes russian Trade unions not an aggressive instrument of the workers demands but an aesthetic to keep them quiet. Since the government makes the plans for Industrial production and sets the Cost it fixes the wages. Instead of bargaining therefore Trade Union leaders Are party tools for persuading the workers the wage rates fixed by the government Are not Only All they can get but a they should expect. With russian living costs High and wage rates kept Low the economic Progress of the russian is Only what the government wants it to be. That it is very slow and poor was publicly acknowledged by Malenkos recently with his prom iii to raise living standards. While a communist in an american labor Union was free to create unrest foment strikes and work stoppages or urge other demonstrations of world Erst strength for higher pay his allegiance was to the party and whatever he did was in accordance with party orders. But if tomorrow the communist party got control of this country his tactics would be just the opposite and his sole Mission As a labor a Leader would be to hypnotize the workers into accepting the wage a ates decided for them by the Par this once militant communist Ould become the enemy of Union i Militancy. It would be Worth his a to be otherwise. As other work but that in a Broad sense the new construction is now and a thin three weeks at the most the Plant win be in full operation. He said that the Ben Franklin will be in position at that time to process from 12.000 to 15,000 barrel of nil Ner div As compared w the the 6000 barrel maximum which was the limit of the old . At the present time with part of the new Plant functioning the Plant is handling More than 7000 barrels. In 10 Days this will be nearly doubled. More than that Horner asserted. The new equipment will mean that Bell is now in a position to produce Quot modern highest Quality High octane gasoline which was not possible with the old equipment. The new installation will mean More men on the Job and the payroll of the Plant which is the City a largest Industrial employer will be doubled at least. At the present time itome 300 men Are on the Job. Some of these Are engaged in construction but when the Plant is under full operation approximately that Many workers will be required to handle it. Several milion dollars went into the rebuilding of the Plant. All of the time construction was in Dei Way the refinery operated at Normal capacity. It was said that the Tulsa office of the company will announce the completion of the Job in full detail in a few Days. At the same time it was said that some announcement of an official open House to celebrate the completed Enterprise will be made. This will be held about the Middle of october under present plans and elaborate ceremonies to officially Mark completion of the big project will be arranged. Meantime Day by Day the Plant will expand its operations until the full capacity of 15,000 barrels per Day will be reached. A we should be in full operation before 10 Days expires a said Horner. Holiday fatalities climbing estimate of Council accurate by the associated press at least 431 persons were dead in accidents As the 78-hour labor Day weekend moved through its final Day today. Less than 24 hours before Summers last National Holiday came to an end this was the toll of accidental deaths traffic mishaps had claimed 324 lives. Forty persons had drowned and 67 died of miscellaneous accidental causes. The National safety Council had estimated before the Holiday began that 440 persons would die in traffic mishaps during the 78 hours Between 6 Piti. Friday local time and Midnight tonight. The Council forecast was slightly More than five deaths an hour. The average was maintained the first Day of the period then it dropped off a Little sunday with rain in the Midwest and in some other sections of the country the Pace quickened. Then later it fell continued on Page a column 8 Cricket army moves into Oklahoma for its second fall assault Oklahoma City to it a the second wave of chirping jumping flying hopping skipping crickets has invaded Oklahoma cafe owners Are again trying All types of remedies to keep the crickets out of the Patron so soup. Frantic notel owners have cd me up with ingenious methods of getting them out of the bed covers. The Skirvin hotel Here used a giant vacuum and sucked some of the unsuspecting bugs into oblivion. Then they tried fire burning them in the Street before they got to the lobby. Finally they resorted to Dot. Harold Martinson assistant manager said the crickets have proved very selective in the perches. A they seem to like that Lush Winter Rug we have on the floor of the lobby or the new ceiling we recently remodeler with diffused lighting Charlesf Stiles entomologist for the Oklahoma a amp a College Extension service said this year was the worst in about 10 years for crickets. He said they weren to heavy enough in Rural areas to do any major damage. To crops. He warned however they like to eat clothing. This was the second invasion of the late summer. Just when everyone thought they had the pests whipped a new hatching moved into the cities. Stiles said they a be around just a few Days unless a third wave swoops Down. Scientists dubbed being illiterate Liverpool England up a a body of August British scientists were told to their faces today that their profession is a illiterate inarticulate and scientists were so sized up by Ritchie Calder chairman of the association of British science writers at the 115th meeting of the British association for the advancement of science. Calder defended the Reading of comics by children particularly extravaganzas about space travel which Many sober scientists deplore. Fears Felt reds holding Back pos Seoul pm americans freed on the final Day of operation big switch boarded a troop ship for Home today while fears mounted that the communists had not sent Back All americans who wanted to return. 29 injured in burning of Airliner Mcchord air Force base Wash pm a Northwest airlines Constellation wallowing almost helplessly through foggy skies crash landed and burned Here Early yesterday. The 32 persons aboard escaped death but 29 were injured or burned. The 26 passengers included three infants. The plane burst into flame As its put capt Russell Bird of Seattle attempted to land with Only one wheel Down and two engines dead. Only nine of those injured remained in hospitals today and physicians said none were in serious condition. The no. 3 engine of the huge Lockheed aircraft failed As the plane roared into the sky from Seattle Tacoma International Airport at 2 06 . Because of fog conditions. Bird decided to take the Craft scheduled for a nonstop flight to Chicago into Portland. He was i. Red into the Landing Here when the no 4 engine conked out a second engine of the four continued on Page 2, column 2 Truman warns of return to old policies weather temperature kept. High. 91 Low. 63 rain. N Bain for month. ,19 Kan for year.22.42 tear Aso 93 60 0 0 20,48 barometric Reading As of 11 it a sept. 7�?30.20. Oklahoma fair today and tuesday not much change in temperature. Lows tonight 63 to 73. Monday. September 7 Sunrise ___________________6 06 a. M. Sunset ____________________6 47 p. M. Jew Moon tuesday________1 47 . Prominent stars Arcturus in the west_______7 28 . Regulus rises 5 18 a. M. Visible planets Man above regulus. Saturn ets ________________8 15 p. M. Jupiter High in east______3 31 . Venus in the east_________6 05 . All times Central Standard computed for the daily Ardmore it of Bailey r. Frank Detroit i Jet a former president Harry Striman told a labor Day audience Quot there Are plenty of signs of a return to the old philosophy that the object of government is to help big business a Truman who frequently has taken the position since he left the White House that he wanted to a be charitable toward the new administration while it is getting its feet on the ground a said he did no to think the people voted inst fall a for a change in the social and economic principles that have made us so Strong and prosperous a a but that is the kind of change we Are getting a he said in a prepared address at a rally of Michigan Cio and Al groups in Cadillac Square. He singled out the administrations policies on interest rates labor Public housing Power and the governments efforts to balance the budget by cutting National defense appropriations a we have to put first things first a he said a and the Security continued on Page 2. Column 1 Council asks for exercise Quot Good sense Quot eight killed on roads and three in other accidents blame Able to Holiday interval by the associated press Oklahoma labor Day weekend Accident death toll reached 11 today with eight persons killed in traffic deaths the Large number of High Way fatalities brought a plea from the state safety Council urging Oklahoma motorists to a return to your senses a the Council added a Only reduced Speed and defensive driving can keep from making this the worst labor Day Slaughter in our history a Smith. 30. Tulsa was killed today at Tulsa in a two car collision the Highway patrol said Smith was backing his car when it and another collided. His death brought the states Highway death toll for the year to 3,50 compared with 362 at this time last year. Yesterdays traffic victims were pfc. Lonnie g. Sumter 2,5, it. Sill and Tijuana , 25, Blanchard the it. Sill Soldier was killed when his car went out of control on a curve on u. S. Highway 62 four Miles West of Cache. A the vehicle overturned and s u m p t e n was crushed. Miss Roberson was Riding in a car which collided with another six Miles West of Blanchard. She was dead on arrival at a Chickasha Hospital a 76-year-old pensioner Paul Mobius returning from Church yesterday at Al Reno failed to hear the approach of a switch engine and was crushed to death at a Rock Island Railroad crossing. A brakeman attempted to Knock Mobius from the path of the locomotive but failed to reach him in time. Two other deaths unaccountable to traffic were reported by the Highway patrol. Sharon Kay Adams two year old daughter of or. And mrs. Don Adams Kiowa was crushed under the wheels of a neighbors car when it backed out of a driveway. Clay Anderson 55, Durant died of a cerebral Haemorrhage following a minor traffic Accident near Durant. I Lior Holida a traffic victims continued on Pape 2. Column 2 thief robs Blind girl the police would like to get their hands on a thief who was not Content to merely steal but who added to his crime by robbing a Blind girl and staging his offence in the county courthouse of All Placos Joyce Shoffner Blind operator of the Cigar stand in the courthouse Rex irked to police monday that a thief had removed the Glass from a showcase and had stolen six boxes of cigars. There Are no clues As to the identity of the prowler officers said. Deserted Village Ardmore ites took labor Day seriously. They stopped work stayed away from the downtown area ambled off everywhere and in general shut up shop for the interval. Shown above is a photograph at mid morning of West main Street it indicates Only too How Dull things were. For once parking space was not at a Premium and traffic was Able to move readily with no semblance of congestion. All business establishments Wera closed with the exception of a few cafes drugstores and similar places. Staff photo helpless invalid is slain by her father in new mercy killing Phoenix Ariz pm fearful that he was suffering from cancer and might have to undergo an operation prompted her a Man h. Nagle to kill his 28-year-old invalid daughter so that she be left alone the 54-year-old Plant guard declared in his City jail cell Here today. Nagle who says he is a retired new York City policeman shot his daughter Betty Virginia to death As she slept in her wheelchair saturday at their Home. Police have booked him for investigation of first degree murder Betty Virginia was a life Long victim of cerebral palsey. The father said in an interview he killed his daughter because he loved her. He said he was afraid he had cancer and she would have no one to care for her a i knew eventually i was going to do it a he said adding that the thought of putting his daughter out of misery ha3 haunted him for years Nagles wife died 14 years ago of heart attack. He said he had cared for his daughter constantly since with the help of a housekeeper at times. A a no one knows better than i the torture she went through a lie said a she was completely helpless i dressed her fed her and looked after her every need. She was a swell kid and Brave. But my mind is Clear i feel what i did was the Best Way out. A a it a a hard thing to say but for the first time in years i feel at ease. I killed her because i loved her a Nagle came Here five years ago from new York City with Betty Virginia and another daughter Lillian 29, now a first lieutenant in the army nurse corps at Tacoma Wash. She continued on Page 2. Column 7 heavy damage is caused by fire in Texas Texarkana pm a fire raged through two buildings Early today destroying four businesses and heavily damaging two stores. The Blaze Quot utter the old Victory hotel being used As a Ware nouse and roared through the cupboard cafe Rosy a photo shop Fow Ler drug company and Butram s Barber shop. The heavily damaged stores were the Well Worth variety store and the outlet store. Fire chief s. F. Walsh and three other persons were Hurt in a two car collision As the fire chief raced to the fire. Injuries appeared to Boatti slips on East coast Are numerous Boston a four drownings and numerous boating accidents in new England were attributed to Hurricane Carol As the seasons third big blow skirted 50 Miles East of resort Island Nantucket today and headed out to sea toward the Bay of Fundy. The Hurricane that churned the coasts of new Jersey and Long Island with heavy seas is expected to bring Little More than fresh Gusty winds today to most of new England. Dense fog and heavy seas attributed to the seasons third Hurricane approach caused numerous be minor. Others Hurt were or. I boating accidents in new England and mrs. Leslie of Clag hone of i pour persons drowned and Dallas and mrs. Tommy Clag hone i 40 Ere rescued by coast of Texarkana. As Small Craft swamped or it was the seventh major fire capsized. A 78-foot fishing vessel in Texarkana since april ?. When j was wrecked when it ran aground the International cresting and i in fog off Gloucester Harbor. Construction company b u r n e d. J Prince winds of ,50 Miles an hour nine died aug 3 in the Avenue hotel fire. The Texarkana milling company burned april 6. The Tex Ark Rock Wool Plant had a fire april 18. Helms suit shop burned May 5 and the Riverside Box company warehouse caught fire May 8. Repatriated officers explain Why they made confessions prisoners had two choices either to confess to germ warfare or perish by Robert Tuckman Inchon Korea up a greying Marine colonel and a Young air Force lieutenant said today there was Only one Way out of a a confessing germ warfare charges death. A i could either die from their mental treatment or serve my country better by giving the communists the fantastic information they wanted a said col. Frank h. Schwable who was freed Only yes Ter Flay from a red War prisoner Camp in North Korea. �?o1116 chinese gave me a Choice of life or death. They put words in my Mouth and i said them a said it. Floyd b. Of Neal of Fairfax s. C. Both had declined to talk with newsmen yesterday when they wore freed in the last hours of the Korr in War prisoner Exchange. Other fliers returned on the final Day of Exchange said the reds got the a a confessions they wanted with torture ranging from mental cruelty to letting maggots crawl inside a wounded Many sear Schwable and of Neal met newsmen after a Days rest and described How the reds relentlessly ground away at their resistance with threats physical torture and unceasing questioning. Asked if the charges were True the 45-year-old Schwable answered a it is fantastic that anybody could a Eueva that sort of thing could be used. It is utterly fantastic. A they have enough fleas flies and mosquitoes in North Korea without our adding to Schwable was captured in july 1952 when he and his co Pilot maj. Roy h. Bley of Cabool mo., were shot Down Over North Korea. On feb. 22, 1953, the red piping radio broadcast a Long a confession Quot saying Schwable took Oart in germ warfare under direction of the u. S. Joint chiefs of staff. The broadcast said he was aiding in plans to establish a a contamination belts across red Korea. Schwable said today a a Man can Only take so much. A i told them i would stand be fore god and swear that germ warfare had never been used. Yet they never asked me to swear that my confession was True. A fall they wanted was words with signature. Truth meant nothing to them just the big lie a How did the reds do it a simply slow mental torture Over a Long they put him in solitary in a tiny lean to a they made me sit there and sleep there on a Small table without moving without exercise a after a while it gets a Man Down. Every Day an interpreter came in and asked me to confess. When i refused. He would just continued on Page 2, column 3 swirled Over Nantucket. Police anticipated no trouble As the Island was Well battened Down after Advance warnings of the storm. The storm passed new Jersey and Long Island at distances ranging from about 100 to 200 Miles out at sea. Two Cabin cruisers in new England Waters with a total of at least 23 persons aboard were sought through the night by radar equipped coast guard vessels. The guard said it was possible the vessels anchored sunday night to await the lifting of the fog. One of the two cruisers was the 36-foot Mary Louise owned by Jack of Donnel 52, wealthy Rock port mass., fish processor. The Craft left Rockport sunday w Ith 15 aboard. A 78-foot fishing vessel out of Gloucester went aground at Dol liver s neck and want reported a continued on pase 2. Column 1> new Speed records sought for planes Dayton Ohio Imp a two Sabre jets and a helicopter try for new world Speed records at. The National aircraft show today. The Helix Opter also will seek a new Altitude Mark. Featured event is t be race against time by Brig Gen. J. Stanley Holtoner 42, commander of Edwards air Force base calif., in the annual Thompson trophy event. Adenauer is easy Victor in election pro american Leader swept into control of West Germany in voting on sunday by Don Doane Bonn Germany i pm West Germany launched americans ally. Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his pro Western government parties on a new four year term of office today in a landslide election Triumph. Defying soviet threats More than 27 million German voters also threw All the communists out of their parliaments lower House crushed a feared nazi comeback and turned thumbs Down on socialist pleas for German neutrality in the East West struggle. In Europe s most important election since world War ii the West germans gave an overwhelming endorsement in yesterday s voting to Adenauer s american backed program for rearming West Germany in Alliance with the Western Powers against the soviet menace. The fim visage old German statesman s Christian Democrat party won 244 of the 487 seats in the bundestag lower House. That w3.s a majority of one for the party the first single German faction to win a Clear parliamentary majority since before world War i. With the 48 seats captured by his allies the free democrats Adenauer held a commanding margin of 97 seats. Trailing far behind were the opposition socialists with 150 seats. Adenauer also could count nominally on the support of the 15 seats won by the German party the third member of his government coalition since 1949. Doubts were expressed however that he would include this faction in his new government. The election outcome was a catastrophe for the Kremlin and a Triumph for the United states . Secretary of state Dulles had Given Adenauer his open endorsement. Soviet Premier goer i Malenkos had tried to scare the germans away from the Iron wired 77-year- continued on Page 2, column 2 labor Day is Busy one for Ardmore police City police found no Holiday in connection with labor Day the docket monday in police court was sizeable indicative that Ardmon Sites were Over celebrating the Day. Sixteen persons were picked up for being drunk three for speeding two for driving a car while drunk two for reckless driving one for disturbing the peace four for fighting two for not having Drivers licenses. All but Oliree posted Bonds which they forfeited when judge Joe Culp called court to order monday morning. The three who were arraigned were found guilty two were fined $7 for drunkenness and a third $20 for driving while drunk. City raiders were also Busy Over the week end Cecil Jones place was searched and eight half pints of whisky four half pints of Gin captured. Reuben Whites premises yielded two half pints of whisky and a pint of whisky As Well As two fifths of wine. John Gay who police said is a new operator in the liquor Field was visited by the police at his Home in Northeast Ardmore and a pint of whisky seized. All of the defendants posted $20 Cash Bonds which they forfeited when court was called

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